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people demands something higher than
that. Mr. Horr should have thought of
how the Government fixes the price on
gold. We ask the same thing for silver,
that's all."
Mr. Harvey then entered into an argu
ment on what he regarded as scientific
bimetallism, advocating the option of the
debtor to pay in either metal, the most
important and essential in the success of
bimetallism, preventing corners in either
metal, always increasing the demand for
the cheaper metal, and thereby restoring
it to parity if there should be a break. f To
give the option to the creditor would cause
the dearer metal to be used and a parity
would be permanently broken, the gap
growing -wider all the time. With silver
discarded we must go to the men who own
the gold to get it and submit to their terms.
A corner on gold could not, as it does now,
threaten the credit of this Nation if silver
was in competition with gold as primary
money. If we used the $300,000,000 silver
now in the treasury there would be no
borrowing of gold.
"My friend Harvey insists," said Horr,
"in conducting this debate without per
mitting me to refer to anything he has
said in the previous part of the debate un
less it comes in order according to his idea
in his book. It is easy to see why he does
that. He has a portfolio filled with writ
ten essays worked out by himself or some
body—l don't know who which he pro
poses to read in his order. I came to
Chicago without a syllable having been
written, supposing this was going to be a
sort of stand-up fight. Every word I read
is called out by the statements that he
makes here in the discussion. It may be
annoying to him, but I am running this
business to please myself."
"That is right," shouted Harvey.
"lam not laboring very hard to please
you," resumed Horr. "Now, Brother
Harvey yesterday called attention to the
great increase of farm tenancy in the
United States since 1860, making that one
of the points of his book to prove that the
country is going to the dogs. It is from
his point of view, but not from mine. He
calls this an increase of evil and I call it
good. Mr. Harvey sees in tenancy, as it is
in the United States, the rising of man by
the hundreds of thousands from a low to a
high condition. He calls that a national
calamity. Is it? Ido not regard it so. If
you would show the people that this in
crease in tenancy had been the expense of
farm-owners you would have made a point,
but that is not the truth. Undoubtedly in
Massachusetts they have left their lands
in the hands of tenants, but they have
gone to the West. They make up the best
people in the western country. Persons
who have graduated from the farms of
New England have helped to build up this
great country of ours in the West. They
are the sinews of this nation."
"By the rules of this debate," said
Harvey, "Mr. Horr had no right to go to
that tenant subject now. Its logical place
in the debate is elsewhere. The statement
he had just made, I promise to show at the
proper time, will appear plainly unfair
and inconsistent with the facts. Primary
money is the measure of values. Gold
(our present primary) is now the measure
of values. Mr. Horr and I agree as to
that. Silver and cold working in the
ground virtually as one metal were form
erly the measure of values."
"You purposely misled the people of
this country," retorted Horr, "as to the
amount of taxes levied and paid on the
banking institutions of this city in order
to smirch bankers and business men of
the city where you live. In 'Coin Up to
Date' you endeavor to make the people
believe that the bankers and banks were
swindling the people and are using their
money for taxation."
The debate was adjourned to Thursday,
at 1 p. m.
THREE MEN WERE KILLED
An Explosion of Dynamite in
a Big Drainage
Canal.
Unfortunates Blown High in the
Air, While Others Fled for
Their Lives.
CHICAGO, 111., July 23.— Dynamite in
stantly killed three men and seriously in
jured a fourth, on the drainage canal at 2
o'clock this afternoon. The accident took
place near Willows Springs, and was
caused by a premature explosion during
the process of tamping.
The dead are: William Kelly, 32 years
old, lived in Marquette, Mich.; Thomas
Somker, 45 years old, lived on Wood street,
Chicago; Joseph Smith, 35 years old, resi
dence unknown.
Injured: Matthew Healy, 30 years old,
severe scalp wounds, will recover.
The men were employed as laborers on
section 2, for McArthur Bros., contrac
tors. Nearly 100 men were working a
short distance away, and it is remarkable
that more deaths did not result.
At the time of the explosion the men
were pounding dynamite sticks into a hole.
Suddenly there was a deafening explosion,
the rock beneath them shot up and the
three men were hurled high into the air
and fell over twenty yards from the point
of the explosion, mangled almost beyond
recognition. The gangs of men became
panic-stricken and ran for their lives.
Healy was hit by a huge piece of rock and
rendered unconscious.
The cause of the explosion is a mystery
to the men employed about the canal,
nothing of a similar nature having oc
.. curred there before.
Hon. B. P. Cheney Dead.
BOSTON, Mass., July 23.— Hon. B. P.
Cheney, president of the American Ex
press Company, died to-day at his home in
Wellesley of intermittent fever, aged 80.
Mr. Cheney was born in Hillsboro, N. H.,
August 12, 1835. He received his educa
tion in the common school, but at a very
early age was forced to give up educa
tional advantages on account of embarrass
ments of his father. He was one of the
most wealthy men of Boston. ; The growth
of Cheney's fortune has been but the
natural growth of the business of the com
pany. " , . ;-._ .. . -
Found Guilty of Murder.
PIERRE, S. D., July 23.— 8. Davis of
Wellington, 111., has boen declared by 'a
jury to be guilty of the murder of Nels
Carlson, and the penalty was fixed at im
prisonment for life.
Apollinans
•THE QUEEN OF TABLE WATERS."
• Received the HIGHEST AWARD
at 'the WORLD'S FAIR, and at the
ANTWERP EXHIBITION. .
THEY DUG ALL DAY.
Laborers Delve in the
Cellar of Holmes'
House.
EVIDENCE NOT FOUND.
Various Wild Rumors as the
Investigation Slowly
Progressed.
ONE MORE CRIME ALLEGED.
The Suspected Murderer of the
Pitzel Children Said to Have
Killed Miss Conner.
CHICAGO, 111., July Four sturdy
laborers dug all day in the cellar of the
house formerly occupied by H. H. Holmes
at Sixty-third and Wallace streets and
found little encouragement for their toil.
The net results of the day's labor were a
woman's petticoat of a small polka-dot
pattern, the cover of an iron teapot
and a small piece of iron, which
at first was supposed to be a portion of a
human skull, but which the reporters
present would not build a story on.
Once the delvers came upon a board
covering to a easpipe. This was at once
announced as a coffin containing the body
of Anna . Williams. The detectives in
charge of the case did not deem the search
of sufficient importance to be upon the
ground sooner than 4 o'clock.
The building is now closed to everybody,
including reporters, the merchants occu
pying it being very indignant about the
sensational stories which have been sent
out, few of which had any foundation in
fact. Not a clew has yet been discovered
which is conclusive. The petticoat found
to-day had some discoloration on it which
may or may not be blood, but which looks
remarkably like those which might have
been made by a piece of rusty iron. The
petticoat was found in a barrel half hid
den in dirt in a corner of the cellar— just
such a barrel with just such contents as
may be found in almost any cellar.
Within a few days the big brick block at
Sixty-third and Wallace streets where
Holmes carried on his alleged crimes will
probably be razed to the ground. When
the work of demolition is accomplished it
is believed that the fate of Minnie Wil
liams, her sister Ina, Mrs. Julia L. Conner
and Gertrude Conner will be known by the
revelations now hidden by the mysterious
pile.
The detectives who have been searching
the building have found themselves baffled
by its peculiar construction. Careful
measurements indicated spaces unac
counted for by the size of the rooms. The
only way to find any tangible evidence of
crime was to tear down the building to
the ground floor. The Building Commis
sioner visited the place to-day and found
it unsafe. The owners will be asked to
remove it. - . ■■ . ■ ■
ONE FRESH CRIME CHARGED.
Holmes Said to Have Caused the Death
of Mrs. Conner.
CHICAGO, 111., July 23.— That Mrs. I.
L. Conner is dead is certain. That Holmes
either killed her or is directly responsible
for her death .is equally sure. Holmes
yesterday admitted that the woman was
no more, but, as usual, tried to shift the
blame on some one else. Almost equally
sure is it that Mrs.' Conner's daughter Ger
trude is not in the land of the living.
Holmes says that be does not know what
has become of her, and that in itself is
practically an admission that she has been
made away with.
The fact that Holmes admits Mrs. Con
ner's death is known to the authorities in
Philadelphia. He made the admission to
a man yesterday afternoon, a man who,
with District Attorney Graham, was
closeted in the Moyamensing Penitentiary.
This is his statement: "Mrs. Conner got
into trouble, and a Chicago doctor per
formed an operation. The job was such a
bungling one that the woman died."
This is the first light shed on the case
since Mrs. Conner disappeared from pub
lic view in 1893. When her husband
learned of her entanglement with Holmes,
he secured a divorce, but although parted
from the woman he assisted her parents in
Davenport, lowa, in endeavoring to secure
some trace of her. That they were heart
broken over her disappearance was shown
yesterday when in searching the house in
Sixty-third street a letter from them to
Holmes was found. It was evidently in
answer to a letter from Holmes to them—
that being presumably a scheme on his
part to throw them off the track— asking
where she had gone. The letter closed as
follows: "The letter we received surprised
us very much, as we supposed our daugh
ter Julie in your company. We are very
anxious to know her whereabouts and her
daughter also and by answering this letter
and telling us where she is you will
greatly relieve her old gray-haired father
and mother."
Holmes was closely questioned on the
subject of Mrs. Conner's death by ; his
counsel, Mr. Shoemaker, and answered
his interrogations in a way which showed
he thoroughly understood who was re
ferred to. The detective who was present
at the interview, however, thinks Holmes
confuses Mrs. Conner with a girl of the
same name, but only 18 years of age, who
died about the time he mentions under
similar circumstances.
FROM THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE.
Kind Callahan the Last One to Drop Into
East River. —
NEW YORK, N. V., July 23.-Kind Cal
lahan, a bartender, dropped from Brook
lyn bridge into East River this morning.
He was picked up by two men in a row boat
and taken to a Hudson-street hospital,
where. he lies in a dangerous condition.
A man named • McGorry was arrested 'by
the police as an accomplice of Callahan's.
Not a policeman was near to stop Cal
lahan when ; he : alighted from a carriage
and dropped into the river. The conductor
on the bridge trains witnessed the ; leap,
however, and notified the police, who cap
tured the rowboat.
When arrested Callahan said that it was
a bigger jump than he thought. : His back
was hurt. The hospital physician decided
that the man was suffering from severe in
ternal injuries.
McGorry, who was arrested as an ac
complice,;.said * that several days ago a
wager was made by which Callahan -was
to win $1000 if he" . successfully -jumped
from the bridge. .* McGorry was discharged
by Magistrate Braun. " -
Had a Narrow Escape.
I NEW : YORK, ■N. v V., v July ; 23.-Mrs.
Jabez Gilbert who, with her husband and
Mrs. Walsh and her infant child, had
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 1895.
such a narrow escape from death by light
ning in Newark on Sunday i night, is j in a
serious condition at her, home at 1 206 Sev
enth : street, Harrison, ; to-day, but the at
tending physicians say they think she will
come . around all : right. She »is ; badly
burned about the body ; and limbs and Tis
suffering terrible pain ; from ' the , shock.
Mrs Walsh whose foot is badly burned and
who is also suffering from the shock, was
able to be removed- to her home : in this
city. That any of the four persons is liv
ing to tell the tale is almost marvelous.
HAD A CURIOUS ADVENTURE.
Funny Things Occurred Aboard the Good
Ship Sintram. ~f,
NEW YORK, N. V., July 23.— The ship
Sintram of Freeport, Me., Captain Wood
side, 135 days from Hongkong, had a
curious adventure on June 23, when 108
days out. On that day, about 11 A. m., she
was jogging along slowly in latitude 8
deg. north and •' longitude 42 deg. west,
with all sails set, and had just entered the
outer edge of the northeast trade winds.
Suddenly from astern, as if from a clear
sky, came a great puff of wind that sounded
like a cannon shot. It swept away the
mizzen-topmast and all attached and . the
fore and main topeallant masts at the caps
as if they had been 1 made of cardboard.
The wreck of the mizzen topmast in falling
landed on the cross jack braces, broke the
braces and left the yards standing free.
"Strange to say,'" said Captain Wood
side, "everything fell inboard, and still
stranger to relate, not a breath of air ' was
felt on the ship's deck. The wreckage fell
upon the deckhouse and pinned in the first
and second mates. until the debris was
cleared away. Fortunately none of the
men were hurt." • •■•.-"
When the ship had been dismantled the
squall disappeared as ! quickly as it came
and all was calm again.
ANNIE OF MANY ALIASES
Arrest of the Most Notorious
Shoplifter in the
t Union.
After Operating In Nearly Every
Section of the Country She
Became Insane.
NEW YORK, N. V., July 23.— Annie
Davis, alias Emma Lewis, alias Annie
Meyers, alias "Sheeny Annie," who is
known to the police of New York and half
the principal cities of the United States as
the "Princess of Shoplifters," was picked
up at the corner of Grand and Clinton
streets last night by Policeman Campbell
of the Delancey-street station and , sent to
Bellevue Hospital as an insane patient. It
was some time before the famous shop
lifter was recognized in the half-clad, be
draggled woman who was taken into the
station-house by the officer. When Camp
bell first saw Annie she wore only a blue
and white striped waist, dark skirt and
low-cut shoes. Her hair was hanging down
her back, and she had on neither stockings
nor hat.
She walked up to Campbell and said:
"Hello, Bill. I see you have a gold tooth ;
I must get one too." She walked across
the street into the rooms of the Albany
Dental Association and there insisted on
being supplied with four gold shells on
her upper front teeth. She was put out.
She dropped into various milinery-stores
and ordered large quantities of goods, but
was turned out of them all. Finally she
came back to the policeman and proposed to
marry him, offering a team of horses as an
inducement. . . ' . '
Campbell, who had been watching her
since she first, accosted him, pretended to
assent and persuaded her to accompany
him to the station-house. To the sergeant
there Annie at length admitted who she
was, and detailed a long list of her aliases.
She was a crook, she Said, stole' for her
living and lived at 31 Hester street. The
last theft she committed was at a store
near the New York Hotel, where she stole
a pair of gloves. Before that she had been
arrested dv Detective O'Brien at Fulton
Ferry, while on her way home with a lot
of goods she had stolen from a dry-goods
house in Brooklyn. They could not con
vict her and she was discharged.
""""""After letting Annie talk lor a while the
sergeant summoned an ambulance and sent
her to the insane ward at Bellevue. She
went away in good spirits, promising a
handful of diamonds to every policeman in
the station-house and telling the ambu
lance surgeon that she would make nim
rich for life in the morning. ,
The woman, who seems likely to end her
days in the insane asylum, is perhaps the
most noted pickpocket and shoplifter in
this country. Her picture is in the rogues"
gallery of the detective forces of all the
prominent cities of this country, where she
has practiced her trade.
She is now 31 years old, and is the child
of Hebrew parents. A The only education
she received was in a thieves' school, from
which she and several of her brothers and
sisters graduated as accomplished crim
inals. One of : the brothers particularly
has become notorious as "Sheeny Davis,
the counterfeiter. Annie early in life com
menced her career as a shoplifter, working
in company with "Big Grace."
ROBBED AN OREGOMIAN.
At Least That Is the Charge Against Pro
fessor (Hick.
NEW YORK. N. V.. July 23.— Professor
Ulysses S. Glick is under arrest, charged
with stealing $334 from George Williams, a
wealthy Oregonian, "with whom he had
gone into a large venture . for creating a
land boom and another to supply the pub
lic with telephones. Glick's friends say
that he is a nephew . of General Grant,
quoting him as their, authority for the al
leged relationship. They . assert, too, that
he is related to the^Drexels of Philadel
ghia, his sister having married Charles
rexel.
Williams, who < swore f out the warrant
on which Glick was arrested, started a line
suite of offices on the thirteenth ; floor of
237 Broadway in which to promote his two
corporations. His " story is that Glick was
to put $75,000 into the companies, or influ
ence-its coming into them, and that, out
of gratitude for doing- this, he : was to -be
made vice-president, p The | Oregonian "■■ ex
plains that some weeks ago he was .called
out of town on business. -Having perfect
confidence in Glick; he gave him . money
with which; Ito pay the office-boy, gas
money, buy. mucilage and stamps, and ar
range generally for the petty cash dis
bursements of the establishments. Wil
liams adds that Glick bolted with $334 of
this money. . ', •.
■■, A. P. Williams of 140 West.Thirty-third
street, a cousin of Mr. Williams of Oregon,
will appear against Glick. 'A Several others,
it is said, regret their business relations
with the i professor, but whether they ; will
figure actively in . the case '.- ; is not : yet
known. HWBMIgB
When Old Glory Must ■ Wave.
f, WASHINGTON, \) D. ". C., < July ; 23.—Cus
todians of public . buildings ; have been in
structed by the \ Treasury Department that
the > flag of the United i States f shall be
hoisted over all public buildings under con
trol of the department during the hours of
business and on February May 30 and
July 4 from sunrise 'Uo." sunset, excepting
when stormy weather prevents its display.
When either of ; the days j falls on .'Sunday
the flag will be displayed on the day that
is . observed ; locally ;. On May 30 the flag
should be placed at half staff." The revenue
flag ;. will also 'be displayed ' over custom
houses. •"-■-""%* .:-.:•;
"""""""""""""I" Foul Play Feared.
VICTOR, ; Colo., : July 23— Three : week,
ago ■ Victor ; Hainer, brother lof ; Congress
man Hainer ■ of ' Nebraska, started to '. walk
from Victor to Cripple < Creek , and nothing
has since been heard of ; him. Hainer had
considerable money on', his f person, and
foul play is feared. "■-'•• -,\ •*'• - •
BACK FROM LONDON
Assistant Secretary Cur
tis Completed His
Task Abroad.
BUSINESS WAS BOOMING.
Expected Money Legislation
Retards the Purchase of
Securities.
AMERICAN CREDIT VERY GOOD.
In England a Change In the Govern
ment Does Not Cause a
Scramble for Office.
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 23.-W. E.
Curtis, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury,
was at his desk to-day after an absence ;of
six weeks in connection with the delivery
in London of $30,000,000 United States
bonds to the Belmont-Morgan syndicate,
much improved by his trip. Mr. Curtis
to-day, to a United Press reporter, talked
interestingly of his visit abroad and the
impression received.
"The business in London," he said, "is
successfully completed, and I am glad to
return to my own country. I found the
feeling regarding . investments in United
States stocks, bonds and other securities,
both public and private, better than I had
expected. There is a very large amount of
money in England awaiting investment,
and I am satisfied that if the owners were
assured that ' the value of what they
bought would not be reduced by legisla
tion regarding our currency, large
amounts would flow to this side of the
water, and an era of great prosperity
would follow in this country.
"I was surprised to find England enjoy
ing an American summer. During the six
weeks of my stay in London there were
but two or three light showers, the remain
der of the days being warm and bright.
In fact, the continued drought has had a
very serious effect upon the agricultural
interests of the midland and southern
counties.
"The present excitement upon a change
of government was most marked and the
dissolution of Parliament and the cam
paign of the new elections were very inter
esting to an outsider. A point, however,
which struck me very forcibly was that
the change of Government made no change
in the daily business of the departments,
and though I was in the treasury the
morning after the announcement of the
new Ministry taking office there was no
attendant line of office-seekers, and the
heads of bureaus and; divisions had no
anxiety as to any prospective decapitation.
In fact, I was told by a member of the new
Government that the total patronage, in
cluding of course the highest offices,
amounted to about sixty places, and the
hardest problems Conservative leaders had
to deal with was a fair division of these
few places among those considered en
titled thereto." ...;y -..- ■'„;
TWENTY-FOUR SAVED.
Five Persons on a Schooner Drowned
in a Collision.
NEW YORK, N. V., July 23.— Nor
wegian steamer Terrier arrived from
Demerara this morning, and reports that
on July 12, outside the harbor of Deme
rara, she collided with the schooner Eagle
of Barbadoes and sunk her. Twenty-four
persons were saved and five lost. Those
lost were two women, one child and two
men.
When the schooner was struck among
the first to abandon her wad the captain,
who did nothing whatever to assist the
passengers, among whom were several
women and children. He walked the
steamer's deck sobbing, moaning and
wringing his hand.
All the men abandoned the vessel with
out attempting to assist the women or
children. After the accident the sea was
covered with all kinds of floating material
from the wreck. The search was contin
ued for a long time in the hope that some
unfortunates would be found clinging to
the wreckage, but none were found. - The
Terrier returned to port, landed the people
of ■:' the Eagle and proceeded on her voy
age. The Terrier sustained slight damage.
TROUBLE IN THE TENT.
The Possession of a Girl Causes a Row
' at a Salvation Meeting.
EMPORIA, Kans., July 23.— A writ of
habeas corpus was obtained in the District
Court here to-day, issued against the Sal
vation Army for possession of Anna Maude
Butler, a 14-year-old girl. It has caused a
great deal of excitement. The girl refuses
to go with her mother, who, she claims,
does not support her. On last Sunday
evening her brother entered the Salvation
Army tent during services, created a row,
shook his fist under , Captain Cromwell's
nose and took his sister from the platform,
threatening to slug . any one who opposed
him. For this he was to-day in the Police
Court fined $75 and costs amounting to
$135. : The habeas corpus case has been
postponed until Tuesday next.
ILLUMIHATING GRANDEUR.
Power of the Niagara Falls to Be Used
to Light the Scene.
CHICAGO, 111., July 23.— Experiments
have been in progress for some time at the
Schenectady works of the General Electric
Company in the . interests of the Michigan
Central Railway, for ; a construction of
searchlights of ; sufficient magnitude and
quality to illuminate the . falls of Niagara
at ; Falls View, where the trains of the
Michigan Central stop. It is proposed to
install two 48-inch lamps of 100,000 candle
power each, producing an effect similar to
the illumination of ; the Rhine *-. Fall ;at
. Schallhausen, , thus utilizing the great
force of Niagara to illuminate its own
' grandeur.
a-
Failure of a Stockbroker.
CHICAGO, 111., July Sidney L.
Fraser, a broker on' the Chicago' Stock Ex
change, was unable to make good his con
tracts on the ; floor to-day and stock was
sold for his ' account. •_) He is said to have
left the city, The failure is not regarded
as important by the members, although it
is not known how he stands with his cus
tomers. His seat was sold yesterday; and;
although an active member, he was finan
cially weak.
Sunk by a Snag.
% ST. '„ LOUIS, Mo., f July 23.— The; steam
packet j sailing between here and Camps
ville,* on the Illinois River, sank in twelve
feet of water near Carson's . Landing? and
will probably prove a total loss. The boat
was loaded with wheat, It is believed that
she struck ; a snag. ;' The crew and passen
gers escaped in safety. : The estimated loss
of the vessel and cargo is $12,000.
An Act of Vandalism.
: MARSHALLTOWN, lowa, July "i 23.—
Great excitement prevails over an ; act of
vandalism at the cemetery of the Soldiers'
Home. Some unknown miscreant, with
a sledge hammer, defaced forty-six marble
slabs erected by the Government over ; sol
diers' " graves. ; The ~ damage will" reach
$ 1000. '.*: A reward has been offered. Threats
are made by X the veterans : against the life
of the guilty men. A discharged inmate,
who is suspected, has disappeared.
COULD NOT BE HONEST.
No One Gave the Ex- Convict a Chance to
Reform.
NEW YORK, N. V., July 23.-Lillie
Bierral, ; daughter of respectable parents
living at 342 East Eighteenth street, ran
away four years ago, when she was 16, and
was married in the City Hall to Charles Bier
ral, aged 17, the son of "French Louis" Bier
ral, who shot and seriously wounded Hans
Beattie, when the latter wa3 Surveyor of
the Port. During the honeymoon Charles
was arrested for burglary and he was sent
to State prison for three years and six
months. He promised to lead a new life
when he came out of prison and, believing
in his promise to reform, the young wile
declined to obey her parents by seeking a
divorce.
Charles was released four weeks aeo and
they went housekeeping again. : He told
his wife that he would - never do a wrong
act in his life again. But he was held in
the Yorkville court yesterday on ' two
charges of burglary committed since his
release. "I've done my wife enough
harm," he said yesterday, "and she ought
to be glad to get rid of me. I intend to
plead guilty and I'm going up for a long
stretch. I intended to be honest when I
came out, but no one would employ an ex
convict." '-•"'■"-
TOOK ALL BLUE RIBBONS.
American Warships Received
Much Admiration at the
Kiel Celebration.
The New York Was Admired Par
ticularly by the Emperor and
Even the English.
WASHINGTON, D. ■■<"?.; July 23.-Cap
tain Robley D. Evans, commander of the
warship New York, in a personal letter to
a friend in the Navy Department, gives an
enthusiastic account of the magnificent re
ception given the American representa
tives at the naval celebration recently held
at Kiel. To use Captain Evans' own ex
pression the American warships took all
of the blue ribbons during the festivities
so far as the naval display was concerned.
The cruiser New York was the object of
special admiration by the representatives
of the German and English navies, and
they pronounced her the greatest and best
appearing ship at the celebration. They
admired the construction of the vessel, her
armament, her equipment and the dis
cipline maintained by the Yankee crew,
and the German newspapers printed
columns after columns of extravagant
comments upon the magnificent display
made by the American ships.
The German Emperor was particularly
impressed with the New sfork, for he made
several visits aboard her, and he never
seemed to grow weary of admiring her.
He made several close inspections of her
guns, her machinery and her general
equipment, and he. was freely quoted in
the German newspapers for his compli
ments to the American navy. Even the
English officers were profuse in their ad
miration of the New York, and they ad
mitted that the Americans made the
most attractive display with their four
ships, the. New York, the San Francisco,
the Columbia and the Marblehead. The
comments on the American ships made in
the German newspapers were, not sent out
by the news associations at Kiel, as they
are controlled by Englishmen. ; The letter
contained numerous clippings from the
papers referred to, and tney show that the
German press was not backward in a ward
ing the palm to .the- American vessels and
officers.
OF INTEREST TO THE COAST.
Pensions for Veterans and Patents for
the Ingenious.
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 23.— Among
the hotel arrivals are J. L. Cheney, San
Francisco; S. C. Barber, Oakland.
J. . C. Allen was to-day appointed Post
master at West Point, Calaveras County,
Cal., vice T. A. Wilson, removed; M. H.
Parker at Greenville, Or., vice W. L. Moore,
removed; S. C. Andrews at Oysterville,
Wash., vice D. 0. Parmeter, resigned.
Pensions. California: Original— John J.
Swasey, Gait; James Hart, San Francisco.
Oregon: Original— Caswell W. Grubb,
Drain. Reissue — Frederick H. Kinsey,
Portland. B
Washington: Original — Daniel Curry,
Fidalgo City. Reissue— Henry Richards,
Pine City; William T. Downs, Latonia.
Pacific Coast, patents: Joseph Bacher,
Santa Monica, Cal., envelope; Christopher
M. Bridges, Seattle, Wash., assignor of
one-half to J. S. Fanning, Sari Francisco,
Cal., self-measuring liquid tank; Albert
Butzer. Deer Park, Wash., pocket gopher
trap; Andred Chavanne, Grass Valley,
nozzle regulator; David Cox, Sacramento,
Cal., can - labeling machine ; -William Cur
lett, San Francisco, globe valve ; Thomas
C. Devlin, assignor :of one-half to D. S.
Cohen and S. Grutze, Portland, Or., stamp
attaching and sealing machine and- stamp
affixing machine (two patents) Juan W.
Ernest, Los Angeles, : folding , voting
booth ; V. Kantorovitz, assignor of one
half to G. Retzer, Walla Walla.
Wash., device for measuring garments;
James : A. Moore, ' Lancaster, Cal., wave
motor ; , Archie J. Murray, Unite, , Or.,
folding stock for firearms: Richard Schroe
der, y Sacramento, A can-filler for ice ma
chines; Wada Y. Shibata, San Francisco,
telephone exchange; Jacob F. Schultz,
assignor of one-half to E. B. Knapp, Sari
Jacinto, Cal., ax-setting device; Edgar
Thompson ; and F. '-, W. Zuyer, San Fran
cisco, assignors to A. Klein, Gloversville,
N. V., glove-fastening; George W. Walten
baugh, San .' Francisco, engine igniting ap
paratus; Jacob H. Wiseheart, Sacramento,'
assignor to J; Mason,' Petaluma, trace con
nection for vehicle-shafts.
SIX NEW GUNBOATS.
Proposals for the Composite Craft Issued
at Washington.
WASHINGTON, . C, July 23.-Pro
posals. for the construction of six light
draught composite gunboats authorized in
the naval appropriation for > the current
fiscal year were issued by the Navy De-"
partment to-day. The boats are desig
nated as Nos. 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15.- The
contractor must guarantee a speed of not
less than twelve knots an hour maintained
successfully " for four ; consecutive hours,
and if the vessels fail -to maintain eleven
knots it will be optional with the Secretary
of the Navy to reject them or accept them
at a reduced price Ito ; be agreed i upon be
tween the Secretary and the; contractors.
If the vessels make more than twelve knots
the contractor will get no premium and ; if
they make less than specified speed the
Secretary is authorized to purchase ",. them
at a reduction of jl $10,000 ' per ; knot. Each
gunboat is to be 'completed within fifteen
months from \ the ' day " of 7 contract. ''; They
are to be of two general types, those of one
type having single-screw "engines ; and full
sail power those of ; the other 'twin
screw engines and carrying steadying sails
only.
To Attend an Encampment.
WASHINGTON, D. C.; ; July 23.-Sec
retary f Lamont to-day ! detailed Captain
Charles - M. - Dempsey, Second Infantry, to
attend the encampment of - the lowa ; ; Na
tional i Guard ■ < at Centerville, lowa, from
August 3to 10. He will report to the Gov
ernor for such duty as may be : required of
him.M ';'■'•'..- ..".'"'.'.. r ;fff
MURDER AT MADERA
Judge I. L. Baker Shot
to Death by His
Son-in-Law.
KILLED IN COLD BLOOD.
An Old Grudge Aggravated by
a Quarrel Over a Team
of Horses.
PURSUIT OF THE MURDERER.
Relatives of the Victim Swear
They Will Avenge His
Death.
MADERA, Cal., July Judge I. L.
Baker of the Fifth Township of this county
was shot .and killed to-day by v Victor
Adams, his son-in-law. The shooting took
place at O'Neals, about twenty-five miles
from here, at 6 o'clock this morning.
Ever since Adams married Baker's
daughter ' there has been bad blood be
tween the two, and their old grudge was
aggravated by trouble that arose lately
over a span of horses. The two met this
morning at a blacksmith shop, near Judge
Baker's house, where • hot words were
passed. At that time Adams had his shot
gun with him . and threw it up to his
shoulder as if to shoot, but was stopped
by the blacksmith.
When Baker left the blacksmith-shop
Adams followed him to his house, walking
some distance behind. "When Baker ar
rived at his home and as he stepped
upon the threshold he turned and saw
Adams in a position to shoot. He called
to Adams to put down his gun, but the
words had scarcely left his mouth before
Adams fired. The charge struck Baker in
the abdomen and he fe,ll almost into the
arms of his wife, who was coming to meet
nim. Adams fired the remaining charge
left in the gun into the * prostrate body of
his victim, and then started off toward the
brush, loading the gun as he went. '
" The neighbors who lived across the road
and Judge Baker's employes were so seized
with consternation that they did not im-
mediately pursue Adams and he escaped
in the thickly wooded country that 'sur
rounds O'Neals. This forenoon at 10
o'clock J. B. Baker, the brother of the
murdered man. sent to Sheriff Westfall the
following telegram:.-.
Pollasky. July 23, 1895.
To S. W. West/all, Madera, Cal.: Vie Adams
shot and killed Judge Baker; go to O'Neals.
Sheriff West-fall, Coroner Payne and Jo
seph Conley, the court reporter, left im
mediately for the scene of the tragedy.
Adams will undoubtedly make a hard
fight before he is captured, as the reputa
tion he has borne here was not of the best.
Some time ago he drove his stepdaughter
from his home into the woods, and word
was received from a former wife of his in
Arizona that she wished to prosecute him
for bigamy. There was talk at that time
of \ lynching him, but it went no further,
and he now has murder added to his list
of crimes. J yy-;'--;- yy- - _/• J ...
Judge Baker was a native of Missouri, a
man of middle age and well liked by all.
He leaves a widow and two daughters.
Judge Baker had four brothers, who are
said to have sworn that Adams shall never
have a chance to stand trial. They know
every: part of the foothills and as soon as
they heard af their brother's murder they
armed themselves and started on the trail.
Baker also had ■ several young nephews in
different parts of the foothills and they are
known as determined men.
A few months ago Adams returned home
after having been away all day and found
that his five-year-old stepdaughter had lost
a small band of sheep which he had told
her to watch during his absence.
Before daylight he compelled the little
girl to go out to hunt the sheep, and when
she returned a few hours later without
them, he again sent her without any
breakfast. The wife pleaded for the child,
and Adams threatened to shoot both of
them. Late in the afternoon the child re
turned home again unsuccessful, and with
out being given any food was driven out
nee mere. The neighbors finally heard of
the inhuman affair, and late the next day
found the child cowering under some
brush ten miles from home. Adams barely
escaped lynching. . ' '■ _ .
. It is now learned that 'Adams tried to
kill the mother of his stepdaughter on the
day before ne drove the little girl out into
the mountains. The eider stepdaughter
visited ; the home of a friend near Sanger,
and later was found in a creek, with . ; her
hands and feet tied. She was rescued after
having been *in the '' water several hours.
She had been bound and thrown into the
stream by a man who had surprised and
overpowered her while she was in the barn
collecting eggs, ' and evidence lately pro
duced shows that this man was her step
father. -'■ ■■ ■ '■' ■ ■ : -- ■'■, ':
Earnings of a Railroad.
CHICAGO, 111., July 23.— The earnings
of the Chicago, Milwaukee / and St. Paul
Railway for the third ' week of July were
$501,621 for the ■ corresponding week of
1894, $448,503; increase, $52,913.
Fatal Accident at aver.
■ TRAVER," Cal., July 23.— Oswald
Krenz died last night from the effects of a
fall from a load of hay. Her spine was in
jured, causing paralysis. y
Fever
Loss of appetite, lack of energy, loss
of vitality, flatulency, disordered
stomach and poor digestion are
speedily cured with
Peruvian
Made from the celebrated Peruvian
Bark and other curative medicines,
which form a Tonic that is success-
| ful when all others fail. Has cured
thousands. Beware of imitations.
The Perfect Tonic.
MAGS & CO., Sole Proprietors,
. . ,■''...." ■■- -:,-;' San Francisco, Cal.
THE TRUTH.
I desire to express my gratitude for the skill-
ful manner in which I have been treated by
the Hudson Medical Institute of San Francisco.
For five years I have been afflicted with catarrh
of the bladder and , nervous prostration. Had
been treated by a number of physicians with-
out any benefit. Life indeed had become a
burden to me, and I ; had about despaired of
ever getting relief. But a few, months ago I
put myself under the care of the physicians of
the Hudson Medical Institute. • ■■■' • ,
Before being, treated ; by these specialists I
was a continued sufferer both by day and night
My sleep was disturbed every half-hour or hour
by the bladder trouble. I was despondent and
hopeless. Now I sleep soundly all night with-
out being disturbed, am cheerful and hopeful,
and feel that I have a new ; lease of life. In
fact, I can thankfully say that under the skill-
ful treatment of these doctors I have been re-
stored to health in every respect, and I can
conscientiously recommend the staff of physi-
cians of the Hudson Medical Institute to all
sufferers, knowing that they will be honorably
and skillfully treated. . ■
(Signed) FRANK WISE,
1 . Sacramento City, Cal.
'»****»»* * * ***
Nervousness, chronic constipation, bilious
troubles, dyspepsia, nervous prostration, de-
bility and loss of capacity can be cured by the
doctors of the Hudson Medical Institute.
******* * * ****
Dear Sirs: It affords me great pleasure to
tell the condition of my present health. For
years I have been almost a constant sufferer
from nervousness and general debility and
prostration in all its forms, shooting pains all
over my body at times.
I tried many different doctors of the country
and spent considerable money, and got only
temporary relief at the time. .
And thanks to the Hudson Medical Institute
for my present good health. Have been under
their treatment now about four or five months
and feel like a young person, and in fact I feel
a different person and hold some pleasure in
life.
I think it my duty to tell you, and, in fact,
to tell suffering humanity, that they can get
relief, and get cured, if they will put them-
selves under your treatment.
I know not what to say strong enough to ex-
press my gratitude to the Hudson Medical In-
stitute for my present health. I am 65 years
old, and was reduced down at one time to 150
pounds, and now I tip the scales at 180 pounds ;
that is as much as I ever weighed when I was
young and in vigorous health. Most respect-
fully yours, L. M. CHRISTIE.
Mohawk, Plumas County, Cal.
***** * * ******
Hundreds speak in a similar strain of what
the specialists at the institute are doing for
suffering humanity. N. J. Brown of Tulare
says: "I was extremely nervous and despon-
dent; now I am strong and vigorous."
***** * ** *****
- H. G. Mulky of Corvallis. Or., writes: "I am
perfectly well, and shall always speak well of
the Hudson Medical Institute."
************ **
Henry Matthews of Panaca, Nev., writes: "I
am now a perfectly cured man."
*****,******* **
W. E. Timms of Petaluma writes: -'The
change is wonderful, and I am exceedingly
happy and cheerful."
************ * *
It is the continual stream of expressions of
gratitude of this sort that flows into the Insti-
tute that confirms the oft-repeated statement
that if you can 'be cured, you can be cured
QUICKLY, QUIETLY, SAFELY, SURELY and
SCIENTIFICALLY at the Hudson Medical In-
stitute.
*****•»»»**** *
All the Following Cases Are Crirable :
Catarrh of the head, stomach or bladder; all
bronchial diseases; all functional nervous dis-
eases; St. .Vitus'; dance; hysteria; j shaking
palsy; epilepsy; all venereal diseases; all kinds
of blood troubles; ulcers; waste of vital forces ;
rheumatism; gout; eczema; all skin diseases,
from whatever cause arisine; psoriasis; all
blood poisoning; varicocele; poison oak ; lost
or impaired manhood; spinal trouble; nervous
exhaustion and prostration; incipient paresis;
all kidney diseases; lumbago; sciatica; all
bladder troubles; dyspepsia; indigestion; con-
stipation; all visceral disorders, which are
treated by the depurating department Spe-
cial instruments for bladder troubles. -
There are a few of the special diseases in
which exceptionally ; remarkable cures have
been made by the specialists and it may frankly
be stated a helping hand is extended to every
patient.
Circulars and Testimonials of the Great
Hudyan Sent Free.
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£SgT~ If you want to know all about blood
diseases write for *J Blood Book.'*
HUDSON MEDICAL INSTITUTE,
Stockton,. Market and Ellis Streets.
Send for Professor J. H. Hudson's cele-
brated lecture on "The Errors of Youth
and on Lost Manhood.** It will cost you
nothing.
Visit the institute when you can. All patients
seen in private consulting-rooms. Out-of-town
patients can learn all about their cases if they
send for symptom blanks. All letters aro
strictly confidential. Two" thousand testi-
monials in the writing of the individuals
cured.
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days, 9to 12. ■ '
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A LADIES' GRILL ROOM
Has been established in the Palace Hotel
ON ACCOUNT OP REPEATED DEMANDS
made on the management. It takes the place
of the city restaurant, with direct entrance from
Market st. Ladle.i shopping will find this a most
desirabie place to lunch. Prompt service and mod-
erate charges, such as have Riven the gentlemen's
Grillroom an International reputation, will prevai
in this new department.
COAL! GOAL !
We11ingt0n...... . .......;. 910 00 '.
South field ..9 50
Genuine Coos 8ay........... 7 00— Half ton 60
Seattle.. ...:. 8 50-Half ton 425
Black Diam0nd :............, 8 Half ton ' 4 'ii
Seven Sacks of Redwood, $1 00.
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528 Howard' Street, Near First.
: yf 7 "!^ Dr.Gibbon'sDispensary,
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625 KEARNY HT. Established
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