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BUTTLING FOR A BABY
Mrs. Amelia Costa Awarded
Possession of Her
WHICH ANOTHER WOMAN HAD.
The Mother Claimed Her Child
Was Wrongfully Taken
A battle for the possession of a seven
month-old baby took place In Judge
Hunts department of the Superior Court
It appeared, from the complaint of Mrs.
Amelia Costa, who had petitioned
the court for the possession of her baby,
which she claimed was unlawfully held by
Mrs. J. Wiesmann, wife of the saloon
keeper at 1940 Market street, that she is the
natural mother of the child. According to
the story of Mrs. Costa the child passed
into the possession of Mrs. Wiesmann
through the duplicity of the latter.
It was alleged that Mrs. "Wiesmann, who
was childless, went to the lying-in-hospital
of Mrs. Rogers at 929 Howard street last
October and arranged with the midwife to
have the child of a Mrs. Coleman trans
ferred to her. But the child unfortunately
died and Mrs. "Wiesmann was in a wretched
state of mind in consequence of the death.
As a way out of the difficulty Mrs.
Rogers suggested that the baby of
Mr?. Costa, a new-born child at the
hospital, might serve the purpose. After
some reluctance Mrs. Costa consented to
part with her child, and a few days later
Mrs. Wiesmann and her happy husband
departed for their home with the child,
which the innocent father had prayed for,
and which he firmly believed to be his own.
This is the story which Mrs. Amelia
Costa told. She lives with her parents at
North Beach. Her attorney, A. Ruef, be
lieved in her sincerity, and only took up
the case after thorough investigation.
"Mrs. Costa was confined at my house,"
said Mrs. Rogers last night, "and she de
clared she did not want the baby. So I
gave it to some strange lady. You know I
have so many babies born "here, probably
live or six a month, that I can't keep track
of them all. Then I send most of them to
Mount St. Joseph's. Mv books will show
that. .; . v ■-. ,;•■
"Yes, it is true that Mrs. Coleman'sbaby
died while opining into the world. But
Mr?. Wiesmann was confined here. Mrs.
Costa's child was given to the unknown
woman." '....■.' '
Wiesmann declared he had nothing to
say, as he knew nothing about the case.
Mrs. Costa says that remorse had com
pelled her to make the right for the pos
session of her child. She was weak and ill
at the time it was taken from her, and she
did not realize what she Was doing.
The petition of Mrs. Costa was heard in
Judge Hunt's court yesterday afternoon
and the mother was awarded custody of
Mr.-. Wiesmann made a full confession of
her part in. the affair, and the most aston
ish^ person in the courtroom was her
There was much weeping on both" sides.
Mrs. Wiesmann had formed a strong at
tachment for the child, and parted with it
with tears flowing down her cheeks, while
Mrs. Costa wept as copiously for joy.
REAL ESTATE AUCTIONS
Good Prices Realized for
Lots Situated In the
Land on Waller Street Bought for
Purposes of Immediate
Most of the lots offered by Baldwin &
Hammond at their auction sale yesterday
in the block bounded by Haight, Waller
and Lott streets and Masonic avenue were
purchased by builders and contractors.
The entire. Masonic avenue frontage went
to Cranston &, Keenan. The following
prices were realized :
Lot 1, 25x87:0 feet, southwest corner of
Haight street and Masonic avenue, $2950; lots
2, 3 and 4, fronting on Masonic avenue, 25 feet
each, with a aepth of 87 :6 feet, Fold for $ 2175
each; lots 7, 8 and 9, having the same front
age, with a depth of 125 feet, brought $2275
each; lots 10; 11 and 12, each 25x100 feet,
on Masonic avenue, sold for $1975
each; lot . 13, northeast corner of
Waller street and Masonic avenue, 25x100
fe«t, sold for $3350. Lot 14, on Waller street,
25x100, brought $1700, and lots 15, 16, 17
and 18. on the same street, each 25x137:1* feet,
brought $1700 apiece. Lots 19, 20 arid 21,
Bamesize, sold for $1650, $1,700 and $1575.
Lots 22, 23 and 24, 20x100 feet each,
on Waller street, brought $1475 each.
Lot 25, 37:6x100, northwest corner of
Waller and Lott streets, sold for $3000. The
three, lots on Lott street, Xo?. 26, 27 and 28,
each 25x112 :6, sold for $1530 each.. Lot 29,
57 :6x100, southwest corner of Haight and Lott
streets, Bold for $3700. Lots 30, 31 and 32,
25x100 each, oft Haight street, brought $1725
each. Lot 33, 25x137:6, gold for $1780. Lot
No. 5, 25x100 on Haight, stre«t.Bolcl for $1875,
and lot No. 6 for $l&50. To ;tal, $65,395.
In addition to Cranston & Keenan, two
other contractors, John Stierlen and George
Btierlen, bought three lots each on Waller
street, and it is their intention to improve
The entire Masonic-avenue frontage will
be built upon within the next thirty days.
Other buyers at the sale were : J. D. Wil
son, Mrs. A. Martin, Jeremiah Ahem, B.
E. Henriksen,, W. J. Horstmannj Rbbert
McElroy, O. D. Baldwin, J. J. O'Farreli
and A. M. Whittle. : ' , :
Some lively bidding *vas witnessed at the
sale of real estate by Messrs.. Shainwald,
Buck bee & Co. on Tuesday effening. The
property offered was sniali residence and
business Jots, constituting Mission, block
145, in twenty 'five - foot subdivisions of
forty-two lots, bounded by Twenty-first,.
Twenty -second, York and Hamphire
streets. Some- good prices realized, were.r
Lot 29, corner of York street, $1250; lot 22;
corner of Hampshire street, $1210; lot 8
corner of Hampshire street, $1250; lot l'
corner of York street, $1410. The total pro
ceeds of the sale were $35,355.
Yesterday afternoon the same firm
held another sale at auction. The results
of the sales were :
Two frame houses *nd lot 20x80, on south
line of Welsh street, east oi Fourth, for $3100
--2-story house on east side of Devisadero street
south of Washington/ lot 25x110, for $5720;
2-story house on south line of Waller street,
east of Devisadero, lot 30x110, $0000; lot on
southeast corner of Castro and Alvarado streets,
2b:6x105 for $2100; lot 40x137:6 on north
line of McAllister street, 137:6 west of Fill
more, for $7800.
HE DID NOT APPEAR.
Bench Warrant Issued for the Arrest of
Bert Ash worth.
A bench warrant was issued in Judge
Joachimsen's court yesterday morning" for
the arrest of Bert Ash worth, who failed to
appear to answer to thecharge of vagrancy.
He was arresUd on May .7,. and two days
later was released on his 6wh recognizance
by order of Justice of the Peace. Groe
emger, at the solicitation of Abe Fried
land«r, who is a frequent visitor at the
police courts. .. '• . ■'•■•
When the case was called yesterday
Friedlander was in' .court and led
Prosecuting Attorney Dare, to under
stand that he was there represent
ing Ashworth and asked* that the
case be held over for an hour or so till he
could find Ashworth, but Ashworth could
not be found. The prosecuting attorney
said he may cite Friedlanderto appear and
show cause why he should not be punished
for contempt, as none but attorneys of the
Superior Court are permitted to practice hi
the Police courts.
A Delightful Trip 7to the Santa Cruz
Mountains Enjoyed by '.
Four hundred pretty girls, 150 babies and
children, 350 watchful mothers and 400
common, prosaic men — about 1300 in all —
falling twenty-two cars, in two trains, com
posed the campers' excursion by the South
Coast Narrow-gauge Railroad to the Santa
Cruz Mountains yesterday.
This excursion, leaving the City at 7:45
a. m. and returning at 9 p.m., was arranged
to afford those who intended to go camp
ing this season an opportunity to inspect
and make choice of the many notable
places along the line of this road, but many
took the trip purely as one of pleasure.
The journey is exceptionally delightful at
this time of the year.
The beauties of field, orchard, etream and
forest that marie this route will well repay
one who has an inclination to go afield
Everything conducive to the comfort
and enjoyment of the party was done by
the railway officials. Instead of the usual
five-minute halt at stations the train
stopped for more than half an hour at
Alma, Wrights, Laurel, Glenwood, Felton
and Ben Lomond, while at Boulder Creek
and also at the Big Trees the excursion
ists were given over an hour to eat their
lunches and gather flowers.
Colonel William 11. Menton, excursion
passenger agent of the Southern Pacific
Company, who is already well known as a
pilot to and from favorite pleasure resorts,
did everything in his power to make the
DID NOT FILE A NOTICE
Tearing Up Fillmore Street by
the Railroad Company
The Railroad - Avenue Franchise
Laid Over by the Street
All the members of the Supervisors'
Street Committee were present at the meet
ing of that body yesterday. Chairman
Spreckels presided, and considerable rou
tine business was disposed of.
Before the regular business of the session
was taken up Street Inspector Elder
notified the committee that the Market
street Railroad Company had begun tear
ing up Fillmore street, between Turk and
Golden Gate avenue, preparatory to lay
ing electric wires, without giving the re
quired forty-eight hours' notice of inten
An explanation was demanded of the
Street Department as to why this infrac
tion of the law was allowed, and the reply
was returned that the work was being
done under the Church-street franchise,
and that a notice had been filed.
There appeared to be a technicality
about the matter, however, because the
Fillmore-street franchise came under a
different head. Work was ordered stopped
until the law had been properly complied
This being disposed of, petitions, pro
tests and other matters were taken up.
Favorable reports were decided upon in
the following cases:
Petition of Mrs. Jane 1.. Stanford to exhibit
some stock on Van >.>»» avenue on May 23;
protest of Benjamin Dean against changing
the width of sidewalks on Army street, between
Wencia and Mission; petition of property
owners for a reduction of the width of side
walks on Eighteenth street, between Castro
and Douglass, from fifteen to twelve feet ; peti
tion of the Santa Cruz Rock Pavement Com
pany to pave De Boom street, from Second to
its northeasterly termination; petition of A.
B. Clute to pave Laguna street, from Sacra
mento to California;' petition of L.J.Welch
for a sixty days' extension of time on his con
tract to construct a sewer in California street,
between Walnut and Central avenue. :
The protest of the property-owners
against granting any railroad franchise on
any part of Railroad avenue for steamcars
was laid over for three weeks, until the
protestants could be heard from. The
grounds of protest are that the avenue is
the only open thoroughfare through South
San Francisco, and consequents it should
be reserved for streetcar and general traffic.
A communication was read from the
Merchants' Association suggesting a con
ference in regard to street-sweeping. At
tention was called to the fact that the pres
ent contract «xpires on June 30, and that
there is a clearly expressed, desire on the
part of citizens generally that the expert
mental system be continued and made per
manent; also that compliance with such
wish will require a very material increase
in the appropriation for the : coming year.
It was further suggested that street
sprinkling should hereafter be paid for by
the City instead: of by the business men.
It was decided to report in favor of hold
ing the meeting next Thursday afternoon
at 2:30 o'clock, and that the Merchants'
Association finance committee and the
Superintendent. of Streets be invited to
attend and discuss the propositions sug
gested. ': '. : ■ ■ : ...
: The petition of pror*erty-owners for a
change of grade on Alameda street; be
tween Bryant and Potre.ro avenue, was re
ferred to the County Surveyor for his opin
ion as to the proper grades and a descrip
tion of the district affected.
A negative report wa9 alsodecided upon
in the matter of the protestof the Masonic
Hail Association of South San. Francisco
against the construction of a sewer in the
crossing of Fourteenth avenue South and
M street Soiith; also in Fourteenth ave
nue South, between M street South and
Railroad avenue. : . . .
A number of bids for street work in vari
ous parts of the City were passed upon,
and the committee adjourned.
"; A CHEONICLE HCNIO.
It.' Wat Enjoyed by All Who Were For-.
•■■ . innate Enongh to Attend
■..!....■ : ' • the Outing: :
: : The picnic held by the.employes of the
Chronicle '. yesterday at El " Campo .was one
of the most enjoyable and successful out
ings eve* given or held at that resort. '-.
. The day ! was- all \ that could be desired,'
and the grounds were in the best of condi
tion, being a pleasant blending of wooded
hills, grass-covered valleys and the bay. V 3
, All went to enjoy themselves, and at
night '■ it was : the opinion of all that they,
had succeeded. A•. Daad of I six pieces fur
nished excellent music for the dancing,
which commenced as soon as the boat ar
! Tived, and the musicians were the last to
board the 3 boat on the homeward trip.
Still the dancers were not weary, 1 but their
request for a dance on the boat was denied.
There were the \ many forms ,of entertain
ment : which usually accompany a news
paper office picnic. .-.".';,
BARBERS' CLOSING ACT.
Samuel Harrod Arrested for Violating Its
Samuel Harrod was arrested yesterday
morning for violating the act passed by the
last Legislature regulating the closing of
■ The warrant for his arrest was sworn out
on Tuesday by Henry A; Wolfe, barber,
1226 Dupont street. His name was not at
that time known, but the address of his
Bhop, 701 Fifth avenue, was given.
The case •will come up in Judge Low's
court this morning. Considerable interest
is taken in the matter by the Barbers' Pro
tective Union as it is the first arrest under
the; act. and it is to be made a test case,
Harrod having positively refused to close
his shop last Sunday at 12 o'clock noon. ■
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1895.
CAPT. DOUGLASS ON TRIAL.
A. S. Newburgh, an Attorney,
Demands Damages for
. Rough Treatment.
EJECTED FBOM A COURTROOM.
The Defendant and His Offtcers
Contradict the Testimony of
Captain of Police Douglass was the de
fendant yesterday in a suit brought by a
citizen for rough handling, which, he
claims, he received at Douglass' hands.
The complainant in the suit is A. S. New
burgh, a young attorney, who claims that
his feelings were lacerated and his dignity
damaged to the extent of $299 99. His suf
fering came from humiliation in being
violently ejected from Judge Conlan's
courtroom during the examination of
Newburgh was represented by Judge
Aitken and Ray Barry. E. 11. Wakeman
conducted the defense. Newburgh was the
He said he had gone into the courtroom
to see Durrant. A man had been pushed
against him by Officer George C. Douglass,
son of Captain Douglass. In this way his
hat was smashed .
"I turned to the officer," he said, "and
told him that I had a mind to make him
pay for that hat. He told me 10 keep
quiet or he'd put me out. Then I told
him I was an attorney and he had no right
to put me out, and he said he'd show me
if I didn't make less noise.
"Then Captain Douglass came up and
ordered me out. I started to tell him I
was an attorney, but he grabbed me by
the coat-collar, rushed me to the door and
pushed me into the corridor almost before
1 could finish."
Newburgh furnished considerable amuse
ment by his energy in showing how things
happened and by his interest in the pro
ceedings generally. He was asked if he
wag not antagonistic to the police force.
He responded thoughtfully:
"No, sir — no, I don't think I am. You
see," lie added, "there are some few gen
tlemen on the force."
The witness took great umbrage at spine
of the questions asked him by Mr. Wake
man. He told of some of the witnesses
who would testify to his standing.
'•Never mind your witnesses," remarked
Mr. Wakeman. "Well deluge you with
witnesses." . , .
"Yes, you may, but what kind?" was
the retort. "Your witnesses can be bought
for a dollar apiece."
A. S. Meiggenson, a capitalist, who had
gone into Judge Oonlan's coivrtroom
drawn by curiosity, testified that he was
standing only a few feet from Newburgh
when the officer pushed the crowd back.
He saw Newburgh raise his hat and say
something, but could not hear his remark.
He heard the officer order him to keep
The witness was sure that the only per
son he could near was the policeman.
Then he saw Captain Douglass approach.
"He grasped the young man by the coat
and shoved him back. He took a lapel of
Mr. Newburgh's coat in either hand and
twisted him around, and then grabbed him
by the collar and pushed him to the door
and out into the corridor."
"Are you sure Captain Douglass kept his
hand on the youug man's collar all the
time?" was asked.
"I am certain of it," was the response.
Asked as to how the young man had
been handled, he said roughly.
Ed M. Cummings, an attoruev, saw the
occurrence. He knew neither Mr. New
burgh nor Captain Douglass. He thought
the officer was unduly rougli.
"If he had handled me as he did the
youne man I know what I'd have done,"
he said, significantly, but was not asked to
explain his warlike declaration.
Captain Douglass, in his own defense,
said that the man was making a disturb
ance, and was put out without any un
necessary violence. He had acted in ac
cordance.with the orders of Judge Conlan,
who had cried, "That's) right. Put him
out," as he showed Mr. Newburgh the
He said that he did not know Mr. New
burgh was an attorney. All he .knew was
that there was a disturbance and that the
plaintiff was evidently the cause of it. So
lie "gave him a starter," told him to leave
the room, and the young man went.
To "give a starter," he explained, was to
use enough violence to make an offender
begin to do what you want him to. He
denied having pushed Newburgh to the
door, paying that he had only turned him
around and given him a shove, and that
Newb.urgh walked to the door.
His son, Officer George C. Douglass.
William Winter, then acting bailiff of
Judpe Conlan's court, and Officer Dewene
corroborated the testimony of Captain
Douglass. As. the defense wanted to sum
mon Judge Conlah and Mr. Newburgh de
sired the presence of District Attorney
Barnes and all the Superior Judges except
Judge Bahrs further proceedings were
postponed till June 8.
An Insect Actor Not on the Programme
Takes. Quite a Leading
Two fair actresses, recent arrivals from
the East, were conversing yesterday in a
cafe on Powell street with the careless ease
of their "profesti.!' Their comments were
distinct and audible to the occupants of an
They were chatting about a sentimental
scene in whic*- both had appeared on the
"And just at the moment when he
pressed my hand," said one, "and I was
supposed to answer with a low sob, a flea —
oh, such a biter! — began to torture me be
tween the shoulders. It was awful; simply
awful. I coull not remember my lines. I
could not make the sobs come. All I could
think about was that horrid flea. I whis
pered to him : 'Put your arm around me
quick.' . And he thought. I was fainting,
and put his hand behind my waist and
whispered : 'What is the matter with you?
And why are you making such horrid
faces?. Are you ill?' What could I say?
Nothing, of course, but fell back against a
chair, and, fortunately, oh, how fortu
nately, hit it with my shoulder-blade, just
where that flea was. Then I swung to and
fro as if in great mental agony, and thus
got in a little scratching, it was lust
heavenly, and did not spoil the scene a bit.
When I went off the Btaee I had my maid
go over the place where that flea had" bitten
me with a handbrush. She said there
was a spot there as big as a dollar."
"Modjeska told me," said the other,
"that once at the California in the balcony
scene in Juliet, when she was extending
both hands and saying, 'Romeo, Romeo,
wherefore art thou Romeo?' she got a nip
in the ankle that almost made her cry out.
She could not stop, it would nave spoiled
the Bcene, and for the minute she had to
suffer. One of the critics remarked in his
paper next day that during the scene Mme.
Modjeska's face wore a set and stony ex
pression. And no wonder, poor lady/
"When May Muir who is very susceptible
to fleas, is attacked," resumed the oth«r,
"she gets up and begins to dance. She
can twist about and scratch anywhere
while the dance is going on and nobody
notices her. Clara Moms told me that in
the dying scene in 'Camille' a flea fastened
on to her so viciously that if she had not
reached back with her fan and dislodged
it she could not have died with any de
cency. San Francisco is an awful place
"Awful, awfnl," coincided her friend aa
she settled with the waiter.
A MARINE BEAUTY.
Arrival of the Splendid American Ship
Manuel J.lagiino From
The American ship Manuel Llaguno,
Captain Small, arrived yesterday, 154 days
from New York, and immediately docked
at Fremont-street wharf.
She is one of the prettiest and cleanest
sparred vessels that ever entered this har
bor, each mast and yard as bright and
neat as a finely turned piece 01 wood
carving. Altogether she looks as though
she were fresh from the ways instead of a
five months' battle with the storms of two
This marine beauty was built in 1879 at
Bath, Me., the birthplace of so many
splendid Yankee ships. The vessel is
231.3 feet long, 41.5 feet beam and 17.1 feet
in depth and registers 1649.56 tons net. She
will be hurriedly discharged and sent by
the firm of J. D. Spreckels & Bros, to the
Hawaiian Islands to load with sugar for
The schooner John G. North, Captain
Carlson, arrived yesterday afternoon,
twenty-one days from Honolulu. She
sprung a leak on May .13, and for the re
maining three days of the voyage all hands
were kept at the pumps, the schooner mak
ing thirty inches an hour.
Two hundred bags of sugar were thrown
overboard to keep the vessel from sinking,
and only the superhuman effort of the
crew kept her above water.
The British ship Sardomene, Captain
Browning, arrived yesterday, 134 days from
Calcutta, with a cargo of jute and gunnies.
DENIES THEIR CHARGES
Dr. Levingston's Answer to the
'Accusations of the Civic
He Says the Morgue Was Not In
Bad Condition During His
Dr. Marc Levingston has formulated his
answer to the accusations made against
him by the Civic Federation. The answer
was sent to Governor Budd last night. All
the charges made by the Civic Federation
are specifically denied by Dr. Levingston.
He says that Specht and Simmons were not
"Buckley lambs," and th it -Buckley had
no special influence with his adminis
He says there were frequent changes In
the location of the Morgue and adds:
Pursuing the usual custom I removed
the Morgue to a position convenient to
Mallady's undertaking parlors, Mr. Mallady
being my favored undertaker. If there v.as
any crime in this I must plead guilty.
Dr. Levingston incloses a letter from H.
D. Knight, in which Mr. Knight denies
having made any accusations against
Dr. Levingston, and repudiates the al
leged interview quoted by the Civic Federa
tion. . .
Dr. Levingston denies the assertion that
Undertaker Mallady used money unlaw
fully to secure his nomination or" election.
He admits that he went to Sacramento
and endeavored to get a law passed allow
ing $20 for each autopsy, but says he was
only absent a few days. He believes that
the law requiring a Justice of the Peace to
sign death certificates during his absence
was complied with. He has no recollection
in regard to the case of Patrick Dnnnigan :
says that Deputy Specht was tried on a
charge of offering a bribe to H. D. Knight
and acquitted ; disputes the assertion in re
gard to Lottie Hunsinger, and says he
compelled her millionaire companion to
attend the inquest.
In regard to charges made by undertak
ers, Dr. Levingston says these stories were
given by Mr. McAvoy to Gavin McNab
under pledge of secrecy, and that McAvoy
says he had no further authority than
hearsay. He defends himself for having
demanded $1000 for embalming the body
of a millionaire, saying that such a charge
is not unusual.
Regarding the indignities practiced on
dead bodies, Dr. Levingston says that if
there were brutalities he did not know of
them, and adds that at that time Otto
turn Suden, who makes the charge, was a
reporter eagerly in search of sensations,
which he declined to furnish.
As to the alleged filthy condition of the
Morgue a written statement, by Dr. Bloch
is appended, saying that Dr. Bloch has
never found anything in the Morgue that
he could reasonably criticize.
Dr. Levingston asks to have the charges
made by the Civic Federation dismissed..
SOLDIERS OF THE LEGION.
It Is Probable That the Elec
tion of Major Hooper Will
Not Be Contested.
Oratorical Ammunition Held In
Reserve on the Evening of
The result of the Loyal Legion election
caused a deal of comment in Grand Army
The Occidental Hotel was visited by
many old veterans to congratulate Major
Hooper on his success, but the major was
not there to receive the greetings. He is
down south attending a meeting of. the
Episcopal Diocesan convention.
Little importance is given, to the talk of
an appeal or protest against the legality of
the election on the ground that members
voted who were in arrears. The order is
so constituted that each commandery "is.
a law unto itself." One commandery may
hold that a delinquency for one year's
dues renders a member- in arrears; An
other commandery may hx the limit at
two years. The California Commandery
regards three years' delinquency as the
danger line. When a companion, fails to
pay his dues for that length of time he ia
cited to show cause for non-payment.
It is customary when officers are elected
for the recorder of the State Commandery
to certify to the recorder-in-chief of the
National Commandery the names of the
companions chosen for the various posi
The constitution of the Commandery-in-
Chief does not provide any method of ap
peal or protest. >
Recorder Smedberg of California Com
mandery will to-day or to-morrow certify
to the election of officers last Wednesday
evening and forwara the same at once.
The National Commandery meets next Oc
Considering the intensity of the contest
between Major Hooper and General War
field fairly good feeling prevails all around
since a choice has been declared.
It transpires now that word reached the
Hooper camp a week ago that General W.
H. L. Barnes had agreed to place General
Warfield in nomination. .
To resi6f the onset of Barnes' eloquence
the Hooper men had Charles A. Sumne 3
and Major H. A. Gorley loaded to. the
muzzle with oratOTy. If the battle had
opened on this line it would be raging yet.
It is true these orators were in reserve
with an ample supply of' ammunition for
a prolonged engagement.
Many officers of the army are wont to
complain of the increase of cigarette
smoking, especially among the younger
officers ; in fact, the anti-cigarette officers
are so strongly opposed to the habit that
the War Department may be asked to in
clude it as one of the offenses character
ized as "conduct unbecoming an officer
and a gentleman." .
ALMOST TWO ENCOUNTERS
Attorneys and Witnesses Get
Tangled Up in the Worth
BITTEBNESS ON EOTH SIDES.
Fists Shaken and the Lie Passed
In Judge Belcher's
As the second trial of Mrs, Louise A.
Wprthington for the shooting of Henry
Baddeley draws near a close much bitter
ness is exhibited by parties for the defense
and prosecution. So far it is conceded
the prosecution has not succeeded, in get
ting very much evidence of a damaging
character to the defendant before the jury
and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Peixotto and his associate, Ed Sweeney,
are not inclined to give way an inch to the
opposing counsel, Attorneys Haskell and
GuiJfoyle, for the defense.
The prosecution has also been aided
throughout this and previous trials by the
Baddeley family, members of which have
attended court daily. They have given
every evidence that might tend to injure
the defense. Owing to these causes there
were two encounters in court yesterday
that almost passed into open violence.
James Baddeley, a brother of the de
ceased, was under cross-exam ination by
Attorney Haskell for the defense. He had
testified that his brother had frequently
visited Mrs. Worthington on his way to
and return from work and had just
terminated when Haskell recalled him to
ask a single question.
"Is it not a fact," said the attorney,
"that Henry Baddeley visited Mrs. Worth
ington's house simply to see Annie Kelly,
with whom he had illicit relations ? And
is it not a fact that he only used this poor
woman for the money he could get out of
her? And is it not a fact that this prac
tice of getting money in this way is a com
mon one in your family ?"
The attorney had worked himself up
into a state of intense earnestness as he
asked these questions. Hardly were they
uttered when the witness sprang out of his
chair toward him, his face suffused with
passion. Clerk Oscar Tolle started up and
grabbed him and compelled him to sit
Almost simultaneously there was a shrill
cry of rage from behind "Haskell and a tall
blonde was seen flying toward the attorney
■with extended hands. Haskell faced about.
"Don't you dare to insult my family !"
she exclaimed. "You had better be care
The excited lady, who proved to be
Mary Baddeley, the witness' sister, was
restrained by her father. The court in
sisted on order and characterized the pro
ceedings as disgraceful. Mr. Baddeley
made an apology and peace was restored
fora short time.
In the recess hour, however, the attor
neys in the case almost came to blows.
They were in such an inflammable state
that it needed only a spark to kindle a
blaze. The special spark this time was the
jewelry of Mrs. Worthington, which has
disappeared in the long-dragging proceed
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Peixotto
remarked with semi-gocular sarcasm that
he supposed Judge Ferral, attorney for
Mrs. Worthington at the first trial, had
gotten away with it.
"You wouldn't dare to make that re
majrk if Judge Ferral were present,"
shouted Attorney Haskell. Peixottomade
no direct reply.
Later the two attorneys met in the corri
dor and again Haskell denounced Peixotto
for his attack on Judtre Ferral. The two
lawyers were breathing fire, and from
generalities got down to personalities,
until at last Peixotto gave his opponent
the lie, and there would have been blood
shed had not the usual friends separated
the would-be belliserents.
All these, evidences of feeling did not
hinder the court from hearing some testi
mony in the case. Besides James Bad
deley and his sister Mary, who testified
that her brother Harry had brought Annie
Kelly and Mrsi. Worthington to his home
on one occasion, there were heard : Nathan
Manassen, a jeweler, who testified 'as to the
watch and Ting belonging to the de
fendant and entrusted to Henr}- Baddeley;
F. B. Worthington, who proved the
signature of his brother oh a letter; Wil
liam Scott, who saw the deceased whistle
as a signal to Mrs. Worthington, and Ser
geant Mahoney. ■ . ■ ■".'■•
The sergeant testified in extension of
his former evidence at the first trial that
Mrs. Worthington had acknowledged a
certain letter taken from Henry Baddeley 's
person after he was shot as hers. On this
ground, after a spirited legal battle by the
attorneys, the letter was admitted and
read to the jury.. It merely asked Bad
deley to come and see the writer, who
signed herself "Louise" and asked him to
return the "check" for her ring and watch.
Dr. W. H. Mays' testimony as an ex
pert on insanity occupied the rest of the
afternoon. It was Largely in contraven
tion of the insanity theory. •
-Making Beady for the Annual Outing
at Shell Mound.
The Veteran Volunteer Firemen held
their regular monthly meeting at Pioneer
flail last evening. The attendance was
good and great enthusiasm was manifested
regarding the financial condition of the
association, which shows that several thou
sand dollars is in the bank and |iOO on
hand. ■ . .
Ten new members were fs-lected, includ
ing Chief E. Lawton of the Oakland Fire
Department,, formerly of 11 engine com
pany, San Francisco Fire. Department.
Resolutions of condolence were adopted
to the memory of the late John T. Goddeus*
A committee was appointed to draw up
suitable resolutions to the memory of J . 1
B. P. Davis, consisting of T. Sawyer, P.
Connor and W. A. Scofiay.
The members feel assured that their
coming picnic, on June 15, at Shell Mound
Park will be a success from the number of
tickets already sold.
Several members are to go in training at
once for a mile race, also for a tug-of-war
between members who were formerly con
nected with engine companies and those
who were members of hook and ladder
companies. The ladies are also taking a
lively interest in the affair, and it is pro
posed to have a tug-of-war team, the win
ners to challenge the Veterans' team. Five
of the ladies will go into active training at
once for the half-mile race.
The auditing committee submitted the
following report on the veterans' finances:
To the Officers and Member! of the Veteran Vol
unteer Firemen's ABsociatioTi—YoxiT committee
appointed to inspect the reports of the expert
and financial secretary, Gus Pohlman, find
that the reports o.f both gentlemen agree
In every particular. The mistaken idea having
gone abroad that Mr. Pohlman was short in his
accounts, we take this opportunity of exoner
ating him, having found that the association
is indebted to Mr. Pohlman instead of his being
in their debt. W. H. Milleb,
P. A. Gianini,
Captain John Foley, .
yt. A. Sc'.-ixay, Recording Secretary.
TO HELP AETISTS.
The New Project of the Art Association
Is Now Fail ly Progressing. .
The Art Association is stirringvigorously
in its new project of an art union drawing
for the benefit of the local artists. Tickets,
at $5 each, to the amount of .SIOOO, will
.be issued, each ticket representing a chance
in the drawing. The pictures will be sub
mitted to the committee, who will mak<j
their, selections ana the drawing will begin,
tne highest number getting first choice and
so on to the last prize.
As affairs are now the market for local
artists is deplorably dull. The portrait
painters can always get in a little work
here and here among their friends, but the
landscape fellows are utterly out in the
cold. The dealers handle so much eastern
work in the line of attractive chromos and
engravings that "Ypsemites" and "Big
Trees." and. "Views of the Golden Gate,"
etc., arecompletely snowed under by this
mass of cheap art. A few, a very few, sell
a picture occasionally, but. the large ma
jority are in a bad way. The wealthy pic
ture-buyers select the paintings for their
walls in Europe, either personally or
through a competent agent. Gaunt neces
sity taps. at the studio door, and the poor
artist surveys it through his peephole and
is not at home. But it finds him all the
same . through the ineffectual barrier of
paint and canvas. "
:", "Pip McCOOL."
Bo no i can It's American Military Play
Presented at the Alcazar.
"Finn McCool," Dion Boucicault's mili
tary play, was produced at the Alcazar
Theater last night by James M. Ward's
"Finn McCool" is a play which treats of
the late unpleasantness, and from the
scenes and incidents of the war secures
outline enough to weave a web of love
Finn McCool is an Irishman, whose
sweethearfis separated from him after his
arrival in this country, and is taken South
when war is declared.
He joins the army and mingles his love
affairs with those of his Colonel and a
Confederate major in a most thrilling, if
perplexing, manner. The piece includes
prisoners, escapes, spies and battles, and
finally ends in a general marrying of those
who are not killed. Luckily for the last
scene the principal characters are all left
It may have been that the company was
not at its best owing to the newness of
their lines, but it certainly aid not appear
to particularly good advantage last even
ing. There was considerable singing of
Irish songs, but no one in the company,
except, perhaps, Josie Gassman, has any
voice at all, so the songs did not go well.
James Ward was in the title role and
brought to it a good Irish brogue and an
easy impudent manner that fitted the part
well. Josephine Gassman as Katie Cuilen,
his sweetheart, was good, and also Lilly
Elliott as Doris Elko, although Doris is
not much of a part.
Loyola A. Connor, as Cuba, gave all the
tragedy, villainy and betrayal to the piece,
and she did it well. The rest of the com
pany were, perhaps, a little awkward, with
the exception of Lorimer Johnston, who
appeared as Chauncy Lamar, the Spy. He
did very well.
"Finn McCool" runs to the end of this
week, with "Kitty O'Connor" as Saturday's
matinee, and the "Shaughraun" on Sun
ROBBED HIS BETROTHED
A. Franquelin Steals From Two
Orphan Sisters and
Forgery Brought to Light Which Will
Be Investigated by the
An unexpected revelation of forgery
came to light in Justice Groezinger's court
It was found that the names of Anna A.
Brown and Mrs. Emma Gruber had been
signed to a note to J. G. Keeling for $119 73,
it is alleged, by A. Franquelin. The first
intimation of this was obtained by the
young ladies in court.
Mr. Keeling was suing them for the sum
in question, alleging that it was due him
for completing a building he had erected
for them. The young ladies claimed they
gave the money to Franquelin to pay Keel
At this juncture Keeling produced
Franquelin's note. The young ladies pro
tested that they had never seen it before.
A comparison of the handwriting on the
note with signatures made for the Judge
by the sisters showed that a forgery had
The case is one of peculiarly trying cir
cumstances. The girls are orphans, their
mother having died in 1891, leaving them
two lots oh ?roderick street worth $10,000.
Franquelin, who became engaged to one of
the sisters, induced them to build on the
lot and was given the management of
their affairs. As a result the girls have
been forced to sell their entire property
and Franquelin has fled the State.
Justice Groezinger expressed great sym
pathy for them. He said that he was sat
isfied that they had been robbed by Fran
quelin, and that . Franquelin had forged
their names. Still, it was evident that
Reeling's bill had never been paid and that
they would have to settle it.
The attention of the Grand Jury is to be
called to the matter. The Judge is pre
paring a full 'account of the case which he
will lay before that body. If they bring in
an indictment Franquelin may be arrested.
SVS. Simon arid. Charles Favor Arrested
for Taking vantage of Unsus- \ ,'■
; . _. pecting Chinese. '• -, v '
S. S. Simon, an -officer of the Internal
Revenue Department, was arrested yester
day ;by the United States Marshal on a
charge of impersonating ''&'• Custom-house
officer in : Chinatown. According to '? the
complaint, the prisoner, in company: with
Charles s Favor, an ex-Custom-house 1 In
spector, went to ■ the " store' of Wong Lin,
102rvDupbnt ; street, last Sunday, and de
manded permission to search it for opium.
The request was denied, so Simon and Fa
vor broke into the place: • . -r. <■> i
fv Simon says the whole matter is a scheme
to keep him from testifying in the case of
Wong Lin, who ,* was arrested a year ago
for having seventy-six tins j of unstamped
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Graceful Posing Done by
Young Society Ladles
A FASHIONABLE GATHERING.
The Girls' Exchange Reaps a Rich
Harvest and Gives a.
If the Maple room at the Palace Hotel
were twice the size it is it could not have
held all the crowd that assembled to see
the tableaus given for the benefit of the
Girls' Exchange last night. It was a very
fashionable audience that helped to start
the new charity of the California Club,
which must have netted a good round sum
altogether. The tableaus were prettily
carried out and the musical numbers all
After each tableau there was a song
while the next was being prepared, and so
there were no waits. The posing was all
done perfectly and there was not an awk
ward figure in a single number. The Misses
Withrow and Mrs. Edgerton, who had the
management of the affair in hand, can
congratulate themselves on a brilliant
The programme opened with Marclietti's
'/Ayf Maria." sung -by. several voices be
hind the side curtain, and at its close the
farst tableau, "Spring," was shown with
sli ce v Mlsse3 , M^ r8n > M - Gibbons, Bancroft,
Stubbs ami Gonzales in graceful pose.
The rest of the programme was as follows:
Thomas' "Summer Night," Miss Bune
man; "Summer/ 1 the Misses J. Gibbons,
Marsh and Hilda Castle; Cantor's "Dii
bist wei erne Blume," Miss Whittemore;
'Autumn ' the Misses Baldwin, HUda
Castle, Morgan, Goodwin; L'Hardelot's
'Invocation." Miss Creasy ; "Winter," the
Misses Moody, Eva Moody, Goodwin;
Jomelh s "Johes Oiseaux," Miss Byler.
"Months"— the Misses Lane, January; B.
Castle, February; M. Gibbons, March;
Sheppard, April; Marsh, May; J. Gibbons,
June; Champlin, July: Stubbs, August;
Cheaver, September; Morgan, October;
Hooper, November; Moody, December.
Weinzerl's '-Erste Beginning, Misa Ford:
graces, Miss Moody, Miss Shenpard and
Miss Hooper ; Costa's "I Will Extol Thee,"
Mrs. Allardyce; Pleiades, Miss Champlin
Miss Moody, Miss Eva Moody Miss Le
eock, Miss McMullen, Miss Lane and Miss
Stubbs ; Schubert's "Death an* the
Maiden," Miss Lange; fates, Miss Mor
gan, Miss Gonzales and Miss Stubbs-
Russell's "North Wind," Miss White;
"Winds," the Misses J. Gibbons, Marsh,
Hilda Castle and B. Castle ; Del Acqua's
"Villanelle," Miss Doyen; Misses Bhen
pard.Clio; Bancroft, Polypheme; Gonzales,
Melpomene; Morgan, Thalia; Champlin,
Euterpe; Hooper, Calliope; J. Gibbon?'
Erethra; L. Woods, Terpsicore; Moody'
Etrania; Lassen's "Duo," Mrs. Allardyce
and Miss White; Past, Present and Future,
the Misses Moody, Stubbs and Bancroft ;
Bohm'a "Liebesluck." Miss Adler; Cali
fornia, the Misses L. Woods, Baldwin. Eva
Moody, M. Gibbons, Goodwin, Gonzales;
Russian Folk Song, Scottish Folk Song
Lamartine had. an exceptionally clever
mother, and several times in his writings
mentions her with admiration.
The mother of Greene, the Revolution
ary general, was a woman of ereat personal
piety, very grave and sedate.
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• Unsecured by Real Estate. ■ '
ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS
X. of the. new revenue law the ahderateried As- '
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will collect all taxes due on personal property un-
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