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ENGLAND'S TEAM WON
Teemer and Rogers Beaten
in the Rowing Match
EXCITING TO THE END.
The American Champions Led
Until They Neared the
WORLD'S RECORD LOWERED.
Bubear and Barry Outlasted Their
Antagonists— Hanlan's Fast
AUSTIN, Tnx., Nov. 6.— The weather
was tine today and a large attendance
saw the regatta races. The great event of
the day was the linal heat of three miles
with turn, double scull, for the world's
championship and a purse of $1000 be
tween England's champions, Bubear and
Barry, and America's flyers, Teenier and
Rogers. Both crews were in the pink of
condition, and the course, with a gentle
south breeze blowing over it, was all tne
sportsmen could desire.
The start was made in excellent style,
Teemer and Rogers taking water slightly
anead. Bubear and Barry followed, and a
few sweeping strokes sent them ahead of
the Americans, and as they passed the
first quarter stake a full boat's length of
daylight was between them. The Ameri
cans were pulling straight up the course,
sticking to their oars at a thirty-eight clip.
At the three-quarter stake the English
were only half a boat's length ahead.
Bubear and Barry were evidently not
alarmed and pulled away with a beautiful
stroke. The Americans continued to gain
on them, and both crews rounded the
mile and a half flag together.
Down the homestretch they were neck
and-neck. At tne three-quarter stake the
English had forced ahead about half a
boat's length. The Americans again
spurted, and as they neared the last qnar
ter flag the boats were about even, and
kept that way until within an eighth of a
mite of the home line. At this point Bu
bear and Barry spurted, and, with a fifty
five stroke, crossed the finishing line at
least a couple of boats' lengths ahead. The
official time was 17:40, which break 3 the
world's lecord of 1S:O2.
The second event was a single- scull trial
heat, three miles, with three turns, four
times over the course, between J. Gaudaur,
Hanlan, Peterson, Rogers and Teemer.
Peterson led off, with Rogers second. It
was a steadily pulled and pleasing race,
with several changes in the relative po-
sitions of boats until the last stretch was
reached. In the last turn of the stake
Gaudaur led, Rogers second, Peterson
third. Teemer had dropped out and on
the home dash Banian pulled out, leav
ing Gaudaur, Rogers and Peterson to
finish, and they crossed the line in the
order named. Tim-. 19:4 L
CORRAL HOLLOW IN LINE.
Progress of Construction of That
Important Railroad at
Valley Road Officials Delay Their
Visit— Rev. Ray Palmer
STOCKTON, Cal., Nov. (s.— The Corral
Ho, low Company mil evidently be forced
to institute condemnation proceedings
against Architeci Kohlberg of San Fran
cisco for a right-of-way across his property
located in this city ut the corner of HazeJ
__ ton avenue and San Jo&quin street.
Anticipating some sudden coup by the
. railroad company, the owner to-day put a
force of men to work building a fence
around the lot and by nigkt it was in
The Qtbcr departments of the railroad
' work are in lively operation. Ties have
been strum: out all the way to French
Camp, and track-laying will soon be com
menceu outside of the city.
The west trestle bridge across Mormon
Channel is finished.
VALLEY BO AD OFFICIALS.
They ill Visit Fresno Before Going to
STOCKTON. Cal., Nov. The visit of
' the Valley Railroad oilicials to this city
has been postponed until Friday, in order
• that the visit to Fresno might be made
The party, which will arrive Friday
morning, will be composed of President
Claus Spreckels, Vice-President Robert
Wall, Chief Kn-nneer Stony, Directors
Payson, Magee, John D. Spreckels, Leon
Bloss and General Solicitor Preston.
Twenty-four hours will be spent by the
party at this point, and the lines in the
city and the one beinu built through the
•country to the Stanislaus River will be
thoroughly inspected. The material yards
will also be visited and a trip over the
company's property made.
TALKED TOO MUCH POLITICS.
Jtev. Ray I'nlmer of Stockton Resigned
STOCKTON, Cal., Nov. G.— Rev. Ray
Palmer, pastor of the First Baptist Church",
has tendered his resignation to the trus
tees ol the church.
The pastor has been very active in politi
cal work of late and some of the congrega
tion are dissatisfied. Mr. Palmer is 'an
orator of more than local note, and will
probably go upon the lecture platform for
the American Protective Association.
Editor Itroadbryr's Will.
STOCKTON, Cal., Nov. 6.--^The will of
George R. Broaabere. the deceased jour
nalist, has been filed for probate by James
A. Loutitt, attorney for the widow.
The|insirument was holographic, being
written by the deceased in lead pencil on
two pieces" of copy paper. The principal
value of bequest is an interest in liis
mother's estate in Eneland.
Tluiltiing a Breakwater,
SANTA MONICA, Cal., Nov. 6.— The
Southern Pacific engineer corps, in charge
of Engineer Gillett, is making tests of
granite found in the S*uma Ctnyon, which,
is on the line of the proposed extension of
the line from Port Angeles to Ventura.
There ia a mountain of the rock over 2000
feet high, on which tests are b«ing made
with the object in view of using it for
breakwater purposes, it being the com
pany's intention to start work on a breaks
water here whether the Governmen
makes moves or not. The tests as far at
made have proved the rock to be suitable
for the purpose.
SENSATION AT TACOMA.
The Widow of H. C. Clement Prefers
Serious Charges Against Her
. Co- Executor.
TACOMA, Wash., Nov. 6.— Considerable
of a sensation was sprung yesterday in the
direct charges made by Mrs. Mary J.
Clement, widow- of H. 0. Clement, who
filed exceptions to the final report in the
matter of her husband's estate, making
serious and grave charges against her co
executor, the Fidelity Trust Company,
and its attorneys.
She claims they have had sole manage
ment and control of the estate and have
kept all knowledge of what they have
been doing from her. She charges irregu
larities in the sale of the furniture of the
Grand Pacific Hotel whereby goods that
cost $30,000 and inventoried for $10,000
were sold for .S4OOO. She says that con
siderable of the furniture of said hotel is
now in possession of the Fidelity Trust
Company and its agents and servants,
and they have refused to allow her to in
spect the auctioneer's returns.
She charges, upon information and be
lief, that certain rentals received by her co
executor have not been accounted for in
their report, that the company has re
ceived over $55,000 belonging to the estate,
and, as shown by its final report, it has
used the money in its banking business
for profit to itself and has refused to ac
count to the estate for such profits.
She charges that certain real estate has
been sold below its value and the consider
ation money has not been fully accounted
for. The officers of the bank are P. L.
Wallace, J. S. Baker, P. C. Kauffman and
H. C. Wallace, the Democratic politician.
MRS. D. P. BOWERS DEAD
The Eminent Actress Succumbs to
Pneumonia at Phila
Brief Story of Her Life on the Stage.
Was Popular in San
PORTLAND, Or., Nov. 6.— Manager H.
C. Bowers of the Hotel Portland received
a dispatch to-day stating that his mother,
Mrs. D. P. Bowers, the eminent actress,
had died in Philadelphia last night of
pneumonia after a brief illness.
Mr. Bowers left for Philadelphia to at
tend the funeral, which takes place next
Mrs. Bowers left two sons and one
daughter, 11. C. Bowers of Portland, Wal
ter Bowers of Xew York City and Mrs. E.
V. Bennett, manager of the Arlington Ho
tel, Washington, D. C.
Mrs. D. P. Bowers was well-known to
many of the pla\ -goers of San Francisco.
As an actress in the strictly legitimate line
she achieved great success and held a lead
ing place among stars until a few years
ago. It has been said of her that she be
gan life as an actress at 16 and was a
mother at 18.
She was a woman of quick intelligence
and marvelous charm and sounded the
very depths of feeling and run the sweep of
Mrs. Bowers played Juliet with great
success. Her Juliet possessed the simple
nature of a girl with the passionate heart
break of a woman.
In the lieydey of youth and success she
realized Charlotte (u-hman's ideal Juliet,
and played it to tne Romeo of that great
I actress. Mrs. Bowers always contended
: that Charlotte Cushman's Romeo was the
the greatest on the stage. She did not j
even except that of Edwin Booth.
Her father used to say that none of his :
seed would "ever beg bread." In an inter
view not long since Mrs. Bowers said:
"This faith of my father I have realized.
When I have reached my last round the ;
good angel of my life has lifted his wings i
ov»r and floated me into sunshine a;rain." ■
This was illustrated several years after I
I the actress' marriage (a second marriage) '
1 to the scientist, Dr. Brown, who insisted I
j that she leave the stage. They lived in !
I good style in London until his' scientific 1
experiments exhausted their money.
Then she consulted Manager Pheeps at |
Saddler's Wells Theater, and signed to I
iplay Julia in "The Hunchback." Her;
j success was great and immediate and a j
; profitable engagement at the Lyceum fol- !
Mrs. Bowers was the daughter of Rev.
W. A. Crocker, an Episcopal clergyman.
She was born at Stamford, Conn., "March
1J 1830, and was married to D. P. Bowers
in 1847. Bowers died in 1557. She subse
quently married Dr. Brown of Baltimore.
Mrs. Bowers made her debut at the
Arch -street Theater, Philadelphia, in 1847
as Pauline in the "Lady of Lj r ons." Her
London debut was made in 1861 at Sad
dlers Wells Theater.
She played several engagements in San
Franc'sco. TJie first one fn 1852 is remem
bered by many of the old time patrons of
the play. •Early in the seventies when the
California Theater was so widely known
for the excellence of the actors and merit
of the players on its stage Mrs. Bowers
played an important engagement.
It was during this visit to San Francisco
that she was elected an honorary member
of the Bohemian Club. Her membership
was proposed by Henry Edwards and sec
onded by Thomas Newcombe, who was
then city editor of The Call and president
of the club.
Adolphus Prick, a Hold- Up. Lodged in
the J'ortlnntt Jail.
PORTLAND, Or., Nov. 6.— Adolphus C.
Frick, the Klamath-Ager stage-robber,
who was captured near Klamath Falls last
Sunday, was brought to Portland to-day
and lodged in jail to await trial. He has
confessed his iruilt. The Sheriff and Dis
trict Attorney were on the stage when the
Frick is an oid offender. He served one
term in San Quentin for assaulting & man
with a rock. He was arrested at Klamath
Falls last August on the charge of horse
stealing and bound over to the Grand
Jury. Last Friday night he made his es
cape from the jail by sawing off two
iron bars. On Sunday morning he at
tempted to rob the stage, but after a hot
skirmish with the Sheriff the robber was
JXDIAJ* JLAXDS - DISPUTE.
The lied Men JS'rar Kla math falls Hold
KLAMATH FALLS. Or., Nov. 6.— The
Indians of the reservation held a council a
few days ago to take action on the dis
puted boundary and road land-grant ques
tions. That these questions are n<jt settled
is interfering considerably with the work
of allotment in severalty, as the road
grant takes up nearly 100,000 acres of land
within the limits of the reservation, to
which the Indians think they should have
The indefinite description of the bound
ary lines in the treaty is also a prolific
source of dispute. Captain I. D. Applegate
has been unanimously chosen by the In
dians to defend their interests before the
Northern Pacific Earnings.
SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 6. -The earn
ings of the Northern Pacific Railroad for
the month of September, recording to the
report riled in the Federal court, were
$2,493,783 26: total disbursements, $1,409,
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THE SAX FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1895,
PACIFIC COAST NEWS
Strike Situation on the Great
Northern Takes a New
ENJOINED THE STRIKERS
Judge Hanford Orders Them Not to
Interfere With the Running
TRAINMEN STILL CONFIDENT.
Members of the A. R. U. Declare They
Will Win the Fight With the
SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 6.— The strike
situation on the Great Northern has taken
a new turn to-night. Word has just
reached here that United States Judge
Hanford, sitting at Walla Walla, ha is-
I sued an injunction against the sinkers,
' restraining them from interfering in any
I manner with the property of the company
or the running of trains.
This was expected several days ago when
Judge Hanford was here, but for some
! reasons the attorneys of the railroad
i thought best not to secure the order then.
', This places the matter in different light,
j and would indicate that the railroad peo
! pie feared the strike. The A. K. U. men
\ say that things are coming their way and
that they will win the fight. They claim
tbat they are unable to get any telegraphic
communication with the leaders in the
East; that although they have sent a num-
I ber of messages none of them have been
! delivered, and that the Western Union is
standing in with the railroad. This, of
course, the Western I'nion as well as rail
road people deny most strenuously. They
say that all messages will be delivered the
same as of any private person.
No more men wont out at the Hillyard
i shops to-day, but all the bridge carpenters
| are still out" It was reported this morn
; ing that twenty men went down to fill the
I places but canie back, refusing to go tt
; work. Tne railroad people still insist that
| there is no strike except as it exists in the
j minds of the few who Dave quit work here,
I and that over the entire system trains are
running on time.
The passenger from the East is reported
! in on time to-nitrht, and freights have only
! been a little off the regular schedule. The
iA. R. I*, people still continue to hold
nightly sessions, and have appointed a
strike committee. They are iv session to
night at Hillyard, but the result of the
! meeting has not yet reached the city.
BUTTON JURY DISAGREED.
The Slayer of Gustave Boehm at
San Bernardino to Be
Conservative Men Say He Can Never
Be Convicted of the
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., Nov. 6.—
Charley Button, the slayer of Gustave
Boehm, must stand another trial, as the
jury, which remained out all night, has
failed to agree and been dismissed.
The foreman infomed the court that the
jury stood 6 to ti in the case and there was
no possibility of an agreement. The court
immediately dismissed the jury, and on
application of the District Attorney set the
case for trial Monday, December 16. Pub
lic opinion is divided on the case.
Many conservative men say. that it is
useless to try Button again. They believe
he cannot be convicted, as it has been over
twoy>ars since the homicide took place
and the main witnesses were drunk at the
time and remember very little of the oc
After the jury was dismissed one of the
i members said to a Call representative:
i "Had it been possible to convict Button of
I a lesser crime than manslaughter we would
•■ have probably rendered a verdict on a
i compromise, as. those who believed him
I guilty at all did not think he was guilty
enough to be punished for manslaughter
;or innocent enough to be turned loose. It
i is my opinion that he will never be con
MOVEMENT OF LOS ANGELES OIL.
There Are Plenty of Cart Available for
Shippers, but Additional Tanks
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Nov. 6.— The
reason the Standard Oil Company is not
purchasing more oil is because it has no
place to store it, and the quantity on hand
is held because arrangements have not
yet been completed for its shipment.
The company has forty oil-tank cars in
this territory this side of San Francisco.
The Union Tank Line, which is the branch
of the Standard on this coast, controling
the company's cars, has placed them
at the service of the Southern Pacific
Company and any person having oil stored
in the oil regions desiring to ship it can ob
tain the use of these cars, simply by pay
ing the freight to the Southern Pacific.
The Oil Exchange is handling as much
of the output as its facilities will admit of.
It is likely that four new 1000-barrel tanks
will be built in the near future at the stor
age grpunds on 3uena Vista street. There
is no advance in prices of oil, but pro
ducers expect an increase before the month
BVRGLAR AT SAM A BARBARA.
Two Places Entered and Some Goods
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., Nov. 6.
There is no longer doubt that a profes
sional burglar is undertaking to make a
liveiihood in Santa Barbara. Last night
the shoestore of Burson & Lamb was en
tered by breaking a pane of glass in the
window of the repair shop. One hundred
dollars' worth of shoemakers' tools were
taken, weighing about 100 pounds. From
the size of the tracks the robber was a man,
accompanied by a small boy. Blood found
on the window-sill, floor ana goods indi
cated that one of them cut his hand in
opening the window.
Some time during the night Sherman &
Ealand's butcher-shop was entered by cut
ting the screen in a widow. The burglars
in this instance got only twenty pennies.
Benjamin Douglass 111.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., Nov. 6.—
Benjamin Douglass was taken suddenly
ill yesterday with symptoms of apoplexy.
He is a little better to-day, but his daugh
ter, Mrs. Charles Fay, now 011 her bridal
trip in the East, has been wired, and Mr.
and Mrs. Fay will probably return here
GOLD STORIES JIENIED.
A Letter I ,•■>»< the Itikon Valley Says the
Wealth Is Aof There.
SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 6.— Some of the
fabulous stories of gold discovery and
wealth in the Yukon Valiey are set at
naught by a letter written by Daniel Dono
van from Forty-mile Post to Joseph P.
Carroll. Port Gamble, this State, saying:
"We are 34 degrees west. Yukon Basin
is not by any means the country it is rep
resented to" be on the outside, ana the
large fortunes made here in a few years
that they tell us about are all exaggera
tions. The most money ever taken out
here by any one man was $18,000. Many a
man has put in from three to six years
here, working hard all the time, and to
day is in debt to the Alaska Trading Com
pany for provisions. Flour costs $40 per
100 pounds, bacon 75 cents per pound,
beans 50 cents per pound, coffee fl, suErar 55
cents and other edibles in proportion."
WESTS AT FORD.
The Sequoia* J)irrrtor — Specimens of
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Cal., Nov.
6. — The class of '97 held a meeting this
afternoon and elected M. G. Furbush to
the directorship board of the Sequoia.
A collection of rare fish specimens from
Japan has been received by the Zoological
Department. The collection was made by
Otaki, a graduate Japanese student of the
His work while here was of a very hieh
order, and on graduation he was immedi
ately given a high position in the Japanese
As yet his donation to the Stanford col
lection lias not been carefully examined,
but Dr. Gilbert expects to* find many
choice specimens in it.
Weinstock's Resolution Did Not
Meet the Views of Russ
The Objector Points Out the Ills That
Would Follow the Dumping
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Nov. 6.— The sec
ond day's session of the California Fruit
growers' Association convention was occu
pied almost entirely by a continuation of
rtie subject of co-operation among fruit
growers and the marketing and manage
ment of fruit sales in Eastern markets.
Mr. Weinstock of Sacramento introduced
the following resolutions wh:ch provoked
a spirited speech from Russ Stephens:
Whereas, Resolutions having In view the
perpetuation of the California Fruit Growers'
and Shippers' Association, the continuance of
the bureau of information and the establish
ment of one open and tree auction salesroom
in each Easieri/ auction point have been
adopted by thls/tonvention ; and whereas, it
being of great importance to the growers of
this .Slate that contentions such as existed dur
ing the past season shall cease, and that all In
terests shall unite for the common good.
Therefore be it
Resolved, That the chairman of this conven
tion appoint a conference committee of seven
members, who shall be chosen so as to repre
sent all of the interests of the fresh deciduous
fruit industry of this .State; and be it
Baolved, That such committee shall meet at
an early date and shall request the attendance
of all interested parties, with the view of
harmonizing such conflicting interests as may
exist ; and b« It
Resolved, That all commercial shippers, fruit
growers and other persons be, and are hereby,
respectfully requested to respond to any re
quest of such committee for attendance «<nd
lend to it their most earnest support and aid
in its efforts to carry into effect the expressed
Wishes of the fruit-growers, as set forth in the
resolutions adopted by this convention in re
lation to the matter of establishing consoli
dated auction salesrooms free to all buyers
and auctioneers at the various Eastern points.
In his address Mr. Stephens, who is one
of the most prominent and best-informed
fruit-growers of the Sacramento Valley,
said the disposal of the fruit crop of the
State was in the hands of a few buyers and
If the producers hoped for any better
ment of their condition, he said, they
must make themselves independent of any
organization that in the past has controlled
their interests. He scored the bureau of
He said it rushed carload after carload
into New York in order to cause a glut in
the market so as to crush out competition
and the few growers who dared to stay out
side of the combination. What the State
needed, lie said, was buyers and not com
He complained of the methods of the
bureau of information, saying that the
daily reports sent out said so many cars to
New York, so many to Chicago, so many
to Boston, and five to other points.
"Where are those other points?" he
asked. He said it was against the best in
terests of the fruit-growers, He did not
propose to turn over his property to the
tender mercies of one or two individuals.
He had taken part in an election yes
terday, he declared, and got snowed under,
and he had no doubt that when the vote
was taken on these resolutions he would
be snowed under again. He said the fruit
grower was hoodwinked all the time. He
was to have a five-day car service, which
was to rectify all the ills we ever had.
"Did any one profit by it?" he asked.
"Yes," he answered; "the big shippers
who could ship in twenty-car lots. The
small shipper could not take a whole car,
He insisted that dumping all the fruit in
Chicago was against the grower. Some of
his fruit was sold in Chicago at $1 70 a box
and was reshipped to New York and sold
for $5. The location, of the auction-house
in Chicago, he averred, had been changed
so that it was inconvenient and could be
reached by only one line of railway lead
ing to New York.
H. Weinstock said with the consent of
his second he would withdraw the
preamble, and he hoped his friend
Stephens would support the .resolutions.
JR. D. Stephens then asked that the last
paragraph of the resolution be stricken out
and he would then support it. H. Wein
stock consented, the change was made and
the resolutions as 'amended were then
The remainder of the afternoon and
evening sessions were consumed in a dis
cussion of the raisin industry of the State,
which is conceded not to be in the i most
flourishing condition and the committee
on transportation reported a material re
duction in refrigerator car rates. \
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kurvejfing Government Land.
SANTA MONICA, Cal., Nov. 6.— A
party of Government engineers started to
day to make the surveys, plats, etc., for
the unsurveyed Government land lying
between the Boca de Santa Monica and
Arroyo Mallibu ranches. This is a beauti
ful wedge-shaped piece of land with five
miles frontage on the ocean, which for
some reason or other has never been sur
veyed. On the land are many squatters
who have improved their claims. The en
gineers are camped in Las Tuuiaa Canyon.
PACIFIC COAST NEWS
Kovalev to Be Tried for
Insanity by a Sacra
ACTS LIKE A CRAZY MAN.
He Did Not Even Remember Who
His Witnesses Were Nor
What They Knew.
JACK BRADY'S JURY SECURED.
The Trial of the Train-Robber Will
Be Devoid of Any Dramatic
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Nov. 6.-The
leading question to be decided in the Ko
valev murder case at present is not as to
the guilt or innocence of the defendant,
but his mental condition; and until that
decision has been rendered all other pro
ceedings will be "set aside.
For several days past it has been ap
parent that Ivan Kovalev's mind was
either wandering or that, like Fredericks, he
was endeavoring to impress that fact upon
Judge, jury and spectators. At all events,
his actions have been such that Jutige
Johnson has decided to impanel a jury
who will be called upon to render a verdict
as to tne sanity or insanity of the prisoner.
When Judge Johnson's court opened this
morning, Major Anderson, counsel for the
defense, addressed the bench, stating that
for the past two days he and his associate,
Senator Hart, had been unable to hold any
intelligible communication with the pris
oner. The prisoner's demeanor in the
courtroom would indicate that he was sub
ject to some ailment, both mental and
His counsel said they would not dare to
put him on the witness-stand in his pres
ent condition. The prisoner could not re
member even the fact that he had had a
preliminary examination. He did not
know where his witnesses could be found
or what they would testify to.
Major Anderson had watched him closely
yesterday for "hours at a time and he could
not detect any indication that the prisoner
understood what was being said. He aho
called attention to sections 1367 and 1368
of the Penal Code, which provide for a jury
to pass upon the sanity of a defendant in
such cases. After a few pertinent ques
tions relating to Kovalev's prison life and
demeanor. Judge Johnson sent out for
Doctors Ross, Simmons and Huntingdon,
and they made a private examination of
the prisoner which resulted in the recom
mendation that a jury be impaneled to
test the question of Kovalev's sanity. The
members of the criminal jury and the
host of witnesses were excused until next
JACK JiRADT'S TRIAL.
lie Is -Vot the Hero in Court He Aatumed
on the. Hum!.
MARYSVILLE, Cal., Nov. 6.—Consid
ering the prominent part train-robber and
outlaw Jack lirady took in making crimi
nal history several months ago, it might
be expected that the court scene in his
career would be replete with dramatic in
cidents and surprises. Not so, however.
Brady at large, with half of the officers
of the northern part of the State on his
trail, and Brady in the toils, where imagi
nation plays but little part, are two en
tirely different personages.
Brady has none of the criminal in his
appearance. He is quiet, pleasing, un
assuming and as innocent looking as
almost any country boy who rides into
Marysville on Saturday afternoon to do a
little shopping for the old folks. It has
taken three days to secure a jury, but the
panel was completed this afternoon and
the trial will commence to-morrow in
earnest. Several trainmen who were wit
nesses to the hold-up near Wheatland on
the night of March 30 last are already here,
prepared to give their testimony.
Among them is the fireman who was
shot during the melee which resulted in
the death of the big robber. Browning, and
the killing of Sheriff J. J. Bogard.
The fireman has recovered from the
wounds he received that night, though he
still complains of a peculiar sensation in
his leg where one of the flying bullets
struck him. It is said thp prosecution will
produce witnesses who will testify that
Brady lived at the Mechanics' House in
this city for two days preceding the train
It is also asserted that the landlady in
Sacramento who was depended upon to
swear that Brady was an inmate of her
home at the hour of the train robbery, has
notified the defense that she cannot tell
any such story.
The names of the jurymen who have
been sworn to try the case are: T. J.
O'Brien, Charles O. Sawtelle, David Brad
shaw, D. C. Cuddeback, Conrad Goitwal,
Price Blackford, George Beilby, S. C.
Traynor, Joseph Ogden, George Collier,
W. L. Norton, D. N. Jones.
THE BIG BLYTHE BLOCK.
General W. H. H. Hart Indicates
Something of What It
Is to Be.
Mayor Sutro Will Veto the New Fire
Ordinance and Give It a
It would appear that the new tire ordi
nance is as full of objections as the street
paving ordinance and bituminous-rock
ordinance, some of which were pointed out
to Mayor Sutro yesterday by General W.
H. H. Hart.
General Hart appeared before the Mayor
as representing Florence Blythe Hinckley.
He stated that Mrs. Hinckley proposed
putting up a fifteen-story building on the
BJythe block and was, therefore, interested
in the ordinance, which not only limits the
height of buildings to 130 feet but specifies
and stipulates of what they shall be built,
scarcely any of the materials mentioned
being products of California, while the
State, or at least the Pacific Coast, affords
the best building material.
It requires that the yellow pine of Colo
rado and of Maine be used, but no word
about Washington and Oregon spruce pine
nor of California redwood— the only woods
used in this market. It also stipulates the
use of Aberdeen (Colo.) stone, and in the
schedule as to brick, tile and marbles to be
used for the purpose of determining the
tensile strength and crushing force of
these materials used, not a California
marble, not a California tile, not a Califor
nia brick is mentioned, not a metal made in
fc?an Francisco or the State is mentioned in
Mr. Hart said the ordinance had been
prepared too hastily. It was drafted from
Kidder, a very nice young man, an au
thority on Colorado stones. It mentions
Connecticut freestone, of which there is
not a foot used in San Francisco except in
the Flood residence on Nob Hill. "If this
ordinance is allowed to stand " said Gen
eral Hart, "it will discriminate against
every California product of every nature
and description. And yet the same Board
of Supervisors found fault with your
Honor in reference to your franchise sim
ply because you have been forced to
get materials from other sources that, you
could not get here in the market at all.
Instead of designating certain stones the
ordinance should require that in buildings
of certain heights there should be certain
thicknesses of walls, and that material
should be used of certain tensile strength.
Then there would be no trouble."
Chief Sullivan of the Fire Department,
who was present, stated that there had
been no haste in the preparation of the or
dinance ; that it had been under considera
tion for three years; that trte ordinance
had been prepared by the local chapter of
architects and ajtenvard submitted to Mr.
Cashing of Cashing & Hamilton, and he
was warned that if anything was wrong
with it he must take the blame. He (Chief
Sullivan) admitted that there were objec
tions to certain sections of the ordinance,
but it had been printed, and to have it
vetoed and reprinted would cost $450 more
— it had already cost that much.
The Mayor said this was a question in
volving millions, and he would not hesi
tate about vetoing it on account of $450. It
ought to have been more carefully pro
pared in the first place — he would certainly
"I would call your attention to the fact,"
said General H"art, "that where persons
here in the far West and in cities of this
size undertake to construct modern build
ings, it is absolutely necessary that they
take into consideration the life of the
building and the wants of the City thirty
years hence. That is to ?ay, if a modern
building is to be erected and constructed as
nearly tireproof as the experience of the
present age will dictate, the persons con
structing the same must go to excessive
expense in a small City like this to make
the building good enough for a City of a
million population. Therefore, you can
readily see that a person who has a large
amount of property, for instance a block,
would not have money enough within
his own coffers to put up such a building—
the money |must come from elsewhere.
The capitalist inquires and reasons that in
a building of such and such height there
will be rents sufficient to make the return
of his money certain. But if you are going
to limit the property-owner so that he
cannot erect an opera-house or a hotel, or
have rooms enough to secure an income
sufficient to pay the interest upon the
capital invested, he will say, 'I cannot
lend you the money.'
"The principal fault I have with this
building is this: Section 7 provides for
two classes of buildings, but neither of
them are absolutely fireproof. The Mills
building would come under class A. It is
not a fireproof building. It is faced
with stone that melts at 312 de
grees; its trimmings are of wood,
its bannisters are of wood and some
of its supports are of wood, while the par
titions to which the lath are nailed are of
wood. We propose to erect an absolutely
fireproof building consisting of metal ex
clusively throughout. Why should we be
compelled, and all other buildings made
absolutely fireproof within the range of
human ingenuity, to come down to the
level of class A? Class A buildings are
limited to 130 feet in height. Bu'. we are
going to build a better building than is re
quired in class A. Why should we be re
striced to 130 feet?"
Mr. Butro said he was not dispqsed to
limit the heieht of bu!ldin<rs.
General Hart said . that they would be
satisfied with 175 feet, which would give
them their' lifteen stories, and he did not
see why the proprietors of the Crocker
building (170 feet), the Mills building (154
feet), the Chronicle building (135 feet) or
the Spreckeis building (806 feet) should
have a monopoly in the matter of height.
He said if ihe ordinance stood as it has
been passed they could not put up the
Blythe block, as they could not get the
The Mayor thanked General Hart for
calling his attention to the defects of the
ordinance and said he would certainly
Conferred on Mankind by the Use of
What is food for one man is poison for
another, and the bicj'cle craze is bringing
despair to the heart of the laundryman.
With the popularity of bicycle suits and
outing costumes the white shirt and the
starched collar and cuffs have fallen into
disfavor. Summer is usually the harvest
time for the Jaundryman, but this year his
trade is much less than usual, and is
hardly up to the winter standard. And he
puts all the blame on the bicyclist, who
wears his knickerbockers and his negligee
shirt all day and all the evening, and,
though the weather is scorching, refuses to
melt starched collars anil ruin shirt bosoms
which have been laundered with care.
The difference caused by the bicycle is
felt strongly by the laundries which have
to depend largely on the "boarding-house"
trade for their work. Nine-tenths of the
patrons of these laundries are young men
employed in downtown offices. Last year
and before that they appeared at their
work with linen ol immaculate whiteness
and as stiff as the laundryman's starch
could make it. In the sweltering summer
days it cost money to preserve this appear
ance, for it required two collars, a pair of
cuffs and a shirt each day. As a conse
quence the week's laundry bill on these
articles alone amounted to at least $1 50.
With bilis of this sort for each of the
thausanns who live in boarding-houses the
This year it is different. The young man
no longer wears starched linen. He goes
to his work arrayed in a negligee shirt, and
in the evening he does not change hia cos
tume unless for some special event. In
stead he keeps it on and enjoys a run
through the boulevards and parks. As a
consequence his laundry bill is less by half
than formerly, and the laundryman is the
one who loses, for his expenses are as great
as though traae was good.
♦•Yes," said one laundryman, "this bicy
cle fad is costing us a good deal of money.
We don't have near so many stare ed
pieces to launder, and the increase in other
lines is not sullicient to make up the loss.
Our bills aren't reduced as much as 50 per
cent, but there is a big change. Some of
them may have been cut in two, Dut not all
of them. It is the bicycle that has done
it, there is no doubt of "that. The negligee
costumes that are so much worn now have
largely done away with starched goods." —
Delivered His Owu Message.
One of Utica's very successful young
physicians the other day received a tele
gram lrom Marcy, asking him to visit that
hamlet at his earliest convenience. The
doctor had several urgent cases to attend
to in the city before hie started, and as he
did not know the exact location of the
house he was asked to visit in Marcy, he
sent a message saying he would be at the
corners at a certain hour in the afternoon
and that some one be there to meet him.
His message was p.-°paid. He kept the ap
pointment promptly but found no one to
meet him. After making some inquiries
he started for the residence to which he
had been s'irumoaejl. When he passed
the little tap* tto which his telegram had
been sent tot young lar'v who operates the
key there ran out and hailed him :
"Are you going in the direction of
Mr. 's farm?" she asked.
I ''Yes," replied the physician, "I am
going directly to the farm."
"Well," replied the young lady, "here's
a message that came for him this after
noon and which I have had no chance to
So the doctor became his own message
In many parts of Ireland there is one
public-house for twenty-five inus&itaats.
HIS FATIH'S SOI.
An Interesting Story From
San Benito County.
Will the County Seat Have a Rail-
road Through It?
From time to time the somewhat pretty
town of Hollister — which is tiie county
seat of San Benito— has been thrilled hy
tales of the possibility of a competing road
coming through one of the mountain ;
in its Immediate vicinity, but as yet it has
been talk, and taik only. There is in that
vicinity a large section of very good land,
the possibilities of which have never yet
been fully appreciated, and if a c tmpetin^
road were really an accomplished f.-cl no
prophet could predict the prosperity tNat
might not ensue to the residents ol that
district. They are already growing some
of the finest fruit that is produced there,
and the hay is looked on as second to none
in the State". The people too are enthusiasts
about the future of the county,
and none more so than tho.-e in
the vicinity of Panoche. Among them
might be mentioned the well-known and
Btordy family ol Ashursts. They are
of good sterling blood, knowing httie or
nothing of sickness. Only a few months
ago though Robert Jr., one of the bri.
of them all, nearly lost bis life through an
insidious. and wasting disease, the malig-
nant character of whicb was not appreci-
ated by him at first. Nervous exhaustion
was fast taking hold of this bright speci-
men of Calil'ornian manhood, and l.c
would no doubt have been consigned to an
early grave but for the prompt and effec-
tive action of the specialists of the Hud-
son Medical Institute, the establishment
which is doing more good than all the
otner medical institutions on the coast
put together. A concise statement of the
good young Mr. Asnurst got may be
gleaned from the fol'owing pithy letter
which he wrote:
I'ANOCHE, Cal., Aug. 13, 189 S.
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Cal.— Ge.ntlemkn: In reply to your letters I
will say that I have been "taking your medi-
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With tiie results. Am no longer troubled with
hendache or backache or deep pains. My eye-
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my intellect is much better and brighter than
before. 1 have gained six pounds .-inee com-
mencing treatment, but my bowels ao not yet
move as regularly as they should. 1 take a
tablet every night, and that may toon be ali
right. I realize that it takes time to effect a
cure. Honestly, gentlemen, I would not take
£500 to relapse into the state that I was in
before. 1 remain, yours very respectfully.
ROBT. ABHUBST JR.
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