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California Thkatkr— "Tn Old Kentucky."
Columbia Thkatkr— "The Euslgn.*'
Morosco's 01-era-llouse— A Man Without a
Trvoi i OrERA-IIousE.— "Ixlon;or, The Man of
the \V heel."
OKrHKVX.-"- High-Class Vaudeville.
t'sovF.R'9 A lcazar.-" Wolves of New York."
ikotthf. Chi-tks.— Daily at Haight street
Ci i- I lock east of the l'ark.
"Bay District Track.— Races.
AUCTION sales.
Barrett & Shkuwood— This day (Saturday),
Diamonds. Watches, Jewelry, etc., at 9 and 11
t'earv street, a: 11 A. m. sod 7:30 P. M.
Jacob Abrahams was arrested yesterday for
cruelty to chickens.
Henry Carson Is suing bis son, Henry Car
bou Jr., for maintenance.
Wheat rose yesterday to $1 17% per hundred
pounds, and is still going up.
The result of one night's cutting and shoot
ing In the tenderloin district.
Local Items, bright and brief, can be round on
this pace 01 the Call every morning.
The Gleaners, a club of working girls, has
come to the rescue of Lois Waisbroker.
The Del Monte Flour Mills suffered $10,000
loss by fire yesterday morning. Insured.
The committee of inquiry in Dr. Brown's
case will commence daily sessions next week.
The Election Commissioners will hold a
meeting on Monday next in the Mayor's oflice.
Jury-briber Hurley is examined by Drs. Fitz
gibbon and McMurdo in San Quentin as to his
A movement is on foot to organize a Cali
fornia company to aid the Italian troops in
"Unsettled weather and probable rain" are
prophesied for to-day by Local Forecast Official
A. McAdie.
Leon Samuels has been elected assignee of
the creditors of Howard Black, with bonds
fixed at $1500.
Eugene Fardini was sentenced to ten years'
imprisonment by Judge Wallace yesterday for
felonious asault".
Ihe will of Joseph Bryan, leaving an estate
worth $19,502 to various relatives, was filed
for probate yesterday.
More of the poisoned horses at the stables of
the Arctic Oil Works are dying, and the cul
prits are still at large.
Richard Goggins, teamster, (37 years of age,
dropped dead in the yard of the Pacific Lum
ber Company yesterday.
The King Solomon Mining Company, with a
capital stock of $3,000,000, has incorporated.
There is £'250 subscribed.
The case of Mrs. Eliza Monaghan against
Sergeant Hugh Monaghan for divorce was be
fore Judge Hunt yesterday.
The crockery firm of I. Altsehul & Co. that
assigned for $18,000 will pay 25 cents on the
dollar and resume business.
The winners at the Bay District yesterday
were: Lucky Dog, Hermanita, Logan, The
Judge, Summer Time and Elsie.
Real Gibbs, saw-filer, died suddenly at
his home, U37 Mission street, yesterday
morning. He was aged 07 years.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Chiidren will arrest young Sueirolo, the boy
who terrorizes his family, to-day.
Justice Groezinger gave judgment for the
defendant yesterday in the case of Miss M. A.
Deering against Dr. W. A. Hardin?.
The statements of Bernard Huckmantel made
yesterday in an affidavit in an alimony case
may lead to his prosecution for perjury."
Judge Hunt rendered decision in favor of the
defendai.t yesterday in the suit of Ida E. Tar
box against Ben C. Tarbox for maintenance.
Thomas S. Harrison will address the District
Lodge of Good Templars this evening on the
merits of the National Amendment Club plan.
The Nee Vailev Defense Association has col
lected over $400 for the purpose of contesting
the suit brought against them by the Noe
Mrs. Stanford has been attracted by Meyer
Strauss' nlc'tire of Father Serra on his way to
found San Carlos Mission, and may pur
chase it.
G. Parodi is suing Joseph Newman for
$1500, the price of 140,000 corks, which the
plaintiff claims were improperly appropriated
by Newman.
The contest of the will of Domingo Ghira
delli was in argument before Judge Coffey yes
terday afternoon. There i* still more elo
quence to come to-day.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Samuel T. Black lectured in the auditorium of
the Girls' High School last evening upon the
the needs of our public schools.
The St. Andrews Society celebrated the one
hundred and thirty-seventh birthday of
Robert Burns by ■ dance, literary and musical
entertainment at Scottish Hall last night.
Mrs. CeliaGilligan complained yesterday to
the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Children that her husband had wounded her
in slashing her dress to pieces on her person.
Mayor Sutro thinks the action of the Legis
lature of Kentucky in moving to revoke the
charter of the Southern Pacific will practically
lead to the defeat of the funding bill at Wash
Seven trustees of the Mechanics' Institute
are to be elected on February 25. The present
management has named a ticket. Five other
men are also in nomination. A lively fight is
At a meeting of socialists last night at Mozart
Hall the subject of Government ownership of
railroads was discussed and a resolution favor
ing a boycott of the Southern Pacific Company
was adopted.
Delmas & Snortridge have filed their appear
ance as defendants' counsel in the suit of the
Croeker-Woolworth Bank to recover the
amount of the check raised by A. H. Dean
from the Nevada Bank.
The Council of Trades last night adopted
vigorous .resolutions against the funding bill,
and made & suggestion as requested to the
United States Labor Commissioner to consider
the effect of a general eight-hour law for the
The story of the Norton decree by which the
heirs were forever barred from bringing
suits to dispossess property-owners on the San
Miguel Rancho, published exclusively in The
Call, was read with delight by the residents of
Noe Valley.
John Lynch's will was filed yesterday. He
leaves $15,000, his entire estate, to his sister,
Mary A. Dore, provided she shall support her
two brothers, Michael and Thomas Lynch. If
the brothers attempt a contest she need not
support them.
Auditor Broderick may refuse to sign the
warrant for the assessment levied by the Cali
fornia River Improvement Association on this
City and County on the ground that there is
no .aw to justify such an appropriation by the
Board of Supervisors.
A verdict for the defendant was rendered in
the case of Charles E. Phillips against the
Market-street Railway Company yesterday.
Phillips sued $25,000 damages" for an injury
received on April 30, 1894, on Hayes and Lar
kin streets, in a bumper accident.
Rose P. Lewis is suing the "Chutes" people
for 10,000 for injuries which she claims to
have received in one of the defendant's boats.
She was thrown upon her back when the boat
struck the water, and hurt her spine. She says
her health is permanently impaired.
It was positively stated yesterday by a man
intimate with affairs of the North Pacific Coast
Railway that "Jim" Hill of the Great Northern
line was interested in the combination with
the Douahue road, the object being to build a
competing transcontinental road to San Fran
cisco Kay. " X J-;: ;
The poolroom ordinance, prohibiting the
Bale of pools outside the confines of racetracks,
which was sent back to the joint Judiciary and
Health and Police committees by the Board of
Supervisors on Monday last, was not acted on
at the meeting yesterday, but was laid over
for one week.
A hill of equity has been filed in the United
States District Court against heirs of John Bens
ley by John Lloyd, assignee of Bensley, praying,
that the defendants be restrained for continu
ing suits clouding titles of the Bensley lands.
It is bused on the final decree of the District
Court in December, 1893.
H. \V. Hawley, formerly owner of the Denver
Times and until lately of a considerable
interest in the Chicago Times-Herald, is at the
Palace. He is here on a business trip, after
visiting Denver and Cripple Creek, and is ac
companied by Mrs. Hay.ley. He says the even
ing papers in the East have, during the last
couple of years, outstripped the morning
dailies IE circulation.
, ■*■•'/• Smith, a customs officer, cashed a draft
lor $18 ,5, drawn in another A. .1. Smith's
name by the Treasury Department. He in
dorsed the draft "a. j. Smith," making his or
dinary signature, but United States District
Utorney Foote says he aid not sign his own
>ut the other A. J. Smith's name, and a war
lant has been issued for the arrest of the cus
tims officer on a charge of forgery.;
Cutting and Shooting Scrapes
in the Tenderloin Dis-
C. P. Newcombe Punctures Brandy
Barrels With His Little
The Riotous Wave From Market Street
to Brenham Place and Its Sad
Results. 7
The midnight hour had barely , struck
yesterday when a perfect carnival of shoot
ing and cutting was inaugurated.
It began at Market street, and the
Joseph Hcrbicu, the Barkeeper Who Was Shot by J. C. Newcombe.
sanguine wave, buoyed by whisky, gin,
ill-advised patriotism and general cranki
ness, swept northward through the ten
derloin districts into Chinatown, where
the only killing took place.
As a resume of the epidemic there is one
corpse at the Morgue, two seriously
wounded men in the Receiving Hospital,
another hidden away in the Mongolian
quarters and two walking the streets
ready to renew hostilities at the "drop of
the hat."
The preliminary of this aggregation of
gory encounters was between Keel B.
Terry, the fiery young attorney, and
E. A. Phillips, a former secretary of the
Pilot Commissioners. The seriousness of
this conflict lies mainly in the fact that
Terry violated all the ethics of a real old
time street light by drawing a knife and
jabbing his antagonist's skuil some few
times, winding up his thirst for vengeance
by poking at Mr. Phillips' left eye.
in explanation of bis course of pro
cedure yesterday Mr. Terry said that he
aid not propose to let any man "lick" him.
"I thought I could not get away with
him with my fists." Mr. Terry said, "so I
used the knife."
The cause of the trouble is veiled in the
reminiscences of an interchange of
financial accommodation between Phillips
and Terry. Each claimed the other to be
his debtor.
Bo to-day are penitent that they al
lowed their dispute to have the far-reach
ing consequences it has attained. Terry,
And the Tramp Saw That the Brandy
Went Not to Waste. //A..
however, who wielded the knife, feels that
Phillips has cause for anger, and his in
quiry yesterday was:
"Do you think he wants to go a-gun
While he professes sorrow at what oc
curred, it is evident that Terry is anxious
to know whether he should "heel him
self for further warfare.
Mr. Terry is the nephew of the late
David Terry, who killed Senator Broderick
during pioneer days and who subsequently
was killed by United States Deputy Mar
shal David eagle. He is regarded by those
who know him as a good-natured bohe
mian, whose merry laugh turns suddenly
to a hiss when he imagines himself the
butt of an insult.
As the latter affair was nearing its end
and the wounded were being treated either
at the Receiving Hospital or at their
home, the warm blood wave shifted away
a few blocks to the northwest corner of
Post street and Grant avenue.
It was in the basement saloon of Albert
Arnaud, a Frenchman who claims that in
the past twenty-two years he has been in
business he has never had to blow a police
whistle. ■-..'■
Whether he means by this statement
that he has heretofore been able to take
care of obstreperous customers without for
eign aid is not easy to understand, as this
affair has worked him up to a high pitch of
excitement. • ;-."'_-
Mr. Arnaud was not in his establish
ment when the trouble began and his bar
keeper, who was shot in the groin, and the
stranger, who had his leg penetrated Dy a
bullet for attempting to stop the impend
ing trouble, are both lying very quietly at
the French Hospital, where they are pro
hibited from speaking; .
In his excitement Mr. Arnaud ex
plains that Joseph Herbieu, the barkeeper,
was attending to his regular duties, when a
man, who was subsequently learned to be
C. P. Newcombe, dropped in and was
served with a drink. In the saloon at the
time were a number of customers, among
whom was Officer Mcßay.
The latter and Newcombe engaged in an
argument as to the respective merits of
tbe English and United States navies, Mr.
Mcßay exalting the British forces to the
evident dislike of Newcombe.
The lie was passed; Newcombe received
a punch in the face, and recovering, he
pulled out a pistol and fired almost point
blank at the officer. The latter, who is a
stout man and whos- face looks stouter
still on account of . bushy red whiskers,
suffered no further harm than the singe
ing of his facial adornment. But the bullet
sped on and punctured one of the fortv
gallon casks of brandy lined up on the
east end of the saloon. '
This was more than the barkeeper could
stand. He jumped out from behind the
counter with a bungstarter in his hand.
Whether or not it was his intention to
plug up the hole made by Newcombe's
bullet or to inflict punishment on the
shooter is not easy to ascertain.
Newcombe evidently was in doubt and
he turned bis weapon on the bar
keeper, shooting him in the groin. In an
other moment Albert Callin, one of the
other visitors in the place, started for
Newcombe, who, being excited, shot him
in the leg.
There were no other aggressive people
in the place by that time and Newcombe
had two more full cartridges in his revol
ver. These he used in perforating another
cask or two. allowing Mr. Arnaud's good
grape juice to flow freely.
The shooting naturally attracted a vast
concourse of the habitues of the tender
loin. Women, men and tramps soon put
in an appearance, and while the former
reveled in all the sanguinary details
of the shooting the genus hobo allowed
but little of the leaking brandy to go to
A minor incident in the bloody carnival
of the day was the purring match on
Brenham place, where John Yockei kicked
Jim Schwartz, alias "Can-can Murphy,"
in the shins. Murphy is one of the "gin
fiends who frequent Chinatown buying
the fiery liquid when he cannot raise
enough money to buy opium. Murphy
objected to being kicked, and he stabbed
Y'ockel in the groin.
Not far from the last mentioned cutting
scrape Len Wong and Hong Yu, two
Chinese highbinders, disagreed ns to the
proprietorship of one of the Mongolian
chattels. Len Wong shot Hong Yu in
the leg and Hong Y"u killed Len Wong.
As far as is known, the carnival of blood
ceased in Chinatown. S
The Election Commissioners Will
Hold a Meeting on Monday
Preparations for the Coming Primaries.
Hinton's Salary Will Be
Mayor Sutro made an ineffectual effort
yesterday to call the Election Commission,
which, by a recent decision of the Supreme
Court, consists of the Mayor, Auditor,
Tax Collector, City and County Attorney
and City Surveyor, together yesterday, but
a quorum could not be obtained and the
gathering was put over until Monday
morning at 10 o'clock, when a meeting
will be held in the Mayor's office to take
the preliminary steps for the coming elec
Under the new primary law the names
of officers for the primary elections should
be elected this month, but the Commis
sioners are confident that the Supreme
Court will declare that law unconstitu
tional. The matter will be discussed at
the meeting of the Commissioners, to
gether with the amendments to- the old
law, passed by the last Legislature, chang
ing the period of registration. Formerly
the Commissioners were required to begin
the work of registration ninety days be
fore election, but now it must commence
160 days before the election.
Registrar Hinton's salary demands,
amounting to $1800, which have been re
fused for the last six months owing to the
litigation just ended, will probably be
passed at the next meeting and the Aud
itor will sign them.
It is quite likely that Chief Deputy Mc-
Giade, who resigned when the election law
was enacted, will be restored to his posi
tion. .',-...
It is said that Charles Gildea. the re
cently elected president of the Iroquois
Club, has been looking for the position of
chief deputy under Hinton, but that Gov
ernor Budd, who is McGlade's firm friend,
will insist that he be restored to his office.
He Will Go. to the State Prison for
a Term of Ten
Years. ■
Eugene Pardini was sentenced to ten
years' imprisonment by Judge Wallace
yesterday for a felonious assault, upon a
little girl named Minnie Eagan.
L. A. "Pistoled,' attorney for Pardini,
spent most of the morning .in arguing a
motion for a ntw trial, but this was de
nied by Judge Wallace, and sentence was
passed at once. The full limit for the
crime of which Pardini stands convicted
is fourteen * years, and . Pardini expected
that sentence.. He | showed unqualified
pleasure when he was given ten years, and
he laughed and shook hands with what
friends were near him. apparently much
satisfied with the turn things had taken.
Phillip Ratz will come before Judge
Wallace next Friday to be sentenced for a
similar crime, .^pdn
\ . Kitty Nelson Arrested.
Kitty Nelson, the partner of the woman
known as Ethel Brandon, who is accused of ex
tracting $100 in gold coin from the pocket of
E. F. Duncan of Napa, was arrested yesterday
on a charge of grand larceny. Mr. Duncan has
been on the lookout for Miss Nelson since the
day of the robbery, and yesterday came face to
face with' her near the scene of : the alleged
crime. Not seeing an : officer he started in not
pursuit of the young woman, but not until she
had led .him a merry chase through the numer
ous corridors of the Baldwin Hotel did he
finally effect her capture. , Mr. Duncan is in
dignant -because' the police have not taken
greater interest in the case, and threatens to
make it warm for somebody. .-,'
The Italian ' Warship Cristoforo
Colombo Expected Next
'■: ' "
Sealing Schooners That Left Early
Have All Done Fairly Well
j So Far. Gil
The Italian warship Christoforo Colom
bo, which has been making a tour of the
world with the nephew of King Humbert
on board, is expected in San Francisco
about February 1. The Italian colony is
already making preparations to entertain
the officers and men and a gay time is
A dispatch to l'ltalia of this City from
Victoria, B. C, states that the cruiser ar
rived there yesterday morning from Hono
lulu, having on board as an active officer
the Duke of Abruzzi, a nephew of King
Humbert. The vessel is to leave for Es
quimau to-day, where a reception will be
tendered the Duke and officers of the
cruiser on Sunday afternoon by Lieutenant-
Governor Dewdney, Admiral Stephenson
of the British North Pacific squadron and
the citizens of Victoria and Vancouver.
The officers of the Colombo are : Captain
Bertolino, Executive Officer Presbitero,
Lieutenants Gogin, Rombo, Kesio, Frigero
and the Duke of Abruzzi. Her full com
plement is 280 men, including officers.
The Colombo will remain in Esquimalt
until the 28th inst., when she will leave
for San Francisco, where she will proba
bly remain one month.
The sealing schooners that have been
operating along the coast seem to have
done well. Captain White of the Ep
pinger came down from Drakes Bay yes
terday, and reports a catch of 327 seals.
The Alton bad 100 skins and the Kate and
Anna 55. According to Captain White the
prospects seemed good, and the three ves
sels expected to make big catches. The
Kate i and Anna only remained long
enough in port to take on board her three
hunters, who were lost in a fog and finally
reached Drakes Bay.
According to Captain White the three
men had a very hard time of it. They lost
the Kate and Anna on the sth inst., and
the next day were picked up by a coasting
schooner. After getting some provisions
they started out again to find their vessel,
and, failing, were picked up by the steamer
Point Arena. When off Bowens Landing
they decided to tempt their fate again
and* make for Drakes Bay, where they ex
pected to find the Kate and Anna. After
being out in the open boat a day and a
night in the bitter cold of the first part of
the week, they were picked up by the Ash
ing steamer U. S. Grant and taken to their
destination. rt :'//[ -vf*
When found by the Grant they were ex
hausted and almost frozen. There was
plenty of provisions, but the cold took all
life out of the men. At Drakes Bay there
The Duke of Abruzzi, Nephew of King Humbert of Italy, Who Will Arrive Here in
a Few Days on the Italian Cruiser, Christoforo Colombo.
[From a photograph.]
was no sign of the Kate and Anna and the
men had to wait a week before she put in
an appearance. They were taken care of
by the farmers in the vicinity, and after
their week of hardships grew fat on eggs,
butter and milk. pz?4.
The steam schooner Point Arena will
make a special trip to Point Arena to-day,
returning Sunday. During the storms
that have prevailed the steamer has been
unable to land at Point Arena and in con
sequence all the supplies are stored in San
Francisco while the produce remains at
the other end. This state of affairs was
presented to C. D. Ford, the managing
'owner of the vessel, and he at once agreed
to help out. The Point Arena will leave
again on her schedule time, so no one will
suffer except the vessel's owners, as the
extra trio will be a dead loss. The com
mission merchants and the wholesale men
are very much pleased over the way Cap
tain Ford met their advance and it is safe
to say the vessel's revenue will , not suffer
in the long run by the extra trip.
Charley Fair, the young millionaire, has
finally decided to accept the gasoline
yacht Lucero. George A. Knight, the
attorney, acting for him, has thoroughly
tested the craft and is quite satisfied that
she is seaworthy and meets all the specifica
tions called for. Mr. and Mrs. Fair will
be back in San Francisco in a few months,
and it is then expected that they and a
party of friends will make a pleasure trip
to Monterey and Santa Cruz.
The pilot boat Lady Mine had a narrow
escape on the bar last Wednesday. She
was swept by a heavy roller and all the
provisions were either ruined or washed
overboard. In .consequence the boat. had
to put in , for a fresh supply and went out
again this morning. Captain "Pete Ott
had a narrow escape of going overboard,
but he succeeded in catching arope, which
prevented him from taking a plunge. The
hardy old' salt laughed at his adventure
and remarked that many a time he had
been in a worse predicament.
Every inoh of dockage space on the
water front is taken up, and captains who
brought their ships in during the past few
days are clamoring for berths. The
Roanoke has a large quantity of railroad
iron on board for alley road, and wants
to discharge it as quickly as possible, but
until some other large ship moves out she
will have to remain in the stream. The
first one to sail will be the Kenilworth,' and
the Roanoke will.probably take her place
at Harrison street. For the first time since
the sea wall was built there is a ship dis
charging a general cargo at the grain sheds,
and a coast-wise schooner is unloading at
Washington-street wharf. Chief Warfinger
Root is almost worried to death over the
existing state of affairs, but can do nothing
to remedy matters. Ships now in the
stream will simply have to wait their turn.
Bateman Brothers drove the first nail in
the work called for j by their contract in
the new ferry depot. They erected about
sixty feet of fencing and then stopped
work. At the next meeting of the board
the contractors will present a bill for the
work, which will be refused payment, and
the whole matter will then be carried to
the Supreme Court.
The steamer San Bias arrived from Cen
tral American ports yesterday, but brought
very little news of" interest. Her cabin
passengers were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred F.
Murphy from New York and Samuel Bat
ten, A. Rawlinson, John Lundblad, J. B.
Bowles, Ernest Fordase, G. H. McCaus
land, H. T. Lloyd and A. Manugas, from
Panama and way ports.
It was on the San Bias that Major
Charles Radford went to Central America,
but the officers of the steamer were not
sure whether he had been shot or not for
the murder of Charles Simmons, the Ger
man merchant from whom he purchased
some land. "
The steamer Homer, which was spoken
in a disabled condition by the Areata, ar
rived in port yesterday morning. Her
port engine broke down, but she managed
to get along all right on the starboard ma
chinery. As soon as ber cargo is dis
charged she will go on the drydock for re
pairs. AT .- ■ '77777:
The recruits on the Monterey were given
a rowing drill yesterday, and the manner
in which they handled the oars caused
great merriment among the boatmen. Be
fore they had been out an hour, however,
the "raw hands" were doing fairly well,
and nearly all of them will make good
sailors. - * , „
Will Feast the Sailors.
The Italian Chamber of Commerce, of
which Cavalier Calegaris is president, de
cided some Weeks ago to tender a banquet
to the Duke degli Abruzzi and the other
officers of the Christoforo Colombo. There
were other members of the colony who
believed that it would not be just to leave
the sailors out in the general rejoicing, so
last night an informal meeting was held
at 519 Davis street to arrange for regaling
the sailors also. Among those interested
in the scheme are Signori Dellare and
Novel Way of Compelling a Wife to
Keimiin in the House.
Mrs. Celia Gilligan of 1114 Treat avenue
told a startling story to General McComb
of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Children yesterday.
According to Mrs. Gilligan's statement,
she has been living apart from her hus
band, John T. Gilligan, for the last few
months, on account of his inability to
support her. During this time she has
lived at her mother's home on Treat
avenue, and has supported her two small
children by working in an electric
Thursday evening, Mrs. Gilligan states,
her husband came home, and after obtain
ing some money from her. ordered her not
to go out with her mother, as she was
about to do. On flier refusal "to comply
with this demand, he accused her of in
tending to meet some one else, and becom
ing very violent drew out a knife and
slashed and hacked her dress to strips on
her person.
Mrs. Gilligan, who is a neat, pleasant-
spoken young woman, showed General
McComb a ga3h in her wrist, which she
said had been inflicted by her husband in
the process of hacking her dress. She also
stated that she bore other wounds inflicted
while the waist of ber dress was being
slashed. After ruining the attire she wore
the husband turned his attention to a dress
hanging in the wardrobe and cut that
John T. Gilligan has threatened to taKe
the children, aged respectively rive and
three years, from his wife, and *it was on
this account that she stated her woes to
General McComb. She was informed that
she could to-day take out a warrant for
battery, or could bus her husband for a
divorce. • The woman left, promising to
come back to-day.
Engineer McCrea , Stops His Engine
Within a Few Feet of the
, ; 7 Body.
Charles Hackmeier, a brother-in-law of
Mrs. Hackmeier, who conducts a hotel on
Eddy street, made a desperate attempt to
commit suicide last Wednesday, and but
for the promptness and skill of Engineer
McCrea of the Southern Pacific Company
would have succeeded.
On the day mentioned Hackmeier went
out Harrison street, and when midway be
tween . sixteenth and Seventeenth de
liberately threw himself across, the rails.
In a few moments the San Jose train came
rushing- along, and then it was that the
would-be suicide discovered that he was on
the wiong track. It took him but a mo
ment to correct .this, however, and when
Engineer McCrea, -'.who had seen the whole
proceedings, succeeded in -bringing his
train to a standstill, the pilot was within
an arm's length • of the intended self-mur
derer.: '"A. 'p- ; . - ' / ;.'
Officer Fontanna was called, but it was
not until after a hard struggle that he suc
ceeded in placing Hackmeier under arrest.
He was carried to the Receiving Hospital,
when shortly after he developed symptoms
of insanity. Since; then he has been con
fined in a padded cell.
Lecture* on Early. Christianity.
Rev. J. Cumming Smith is delivering a series
of lectures on "The Early Christian Heroes", at
Trinity Presbyterian , Church;' Twenty-third
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Italians Who Wish to Form a
California Company for
G. Firpo of Los Angeles Inaugurates
the Movement An Appeal to
the Papers.
A movement is on foot among a band of
ardent young Italians in this State to or
ganize a volunteer corps and start for the
Dark Continent to strike a blow in Italy's
cause against the hosts of dusky Abyssin
ians who are at present investing Ma
In Italy itself the war fever has risen to
a high pitch and echoes of the patriotic
sentiments are wafted across the ocean
and the continent by means of newspapers
and magazines and by the recitals of tray-
eler-j who have recently come from the ro
mantic peninsula.
Signor A. Devoto, who has just returned
from a long tour in Italy, says that on all
hands he was surprised by the ardor
displayed by young men, who are anxious
to volunteer for active service. On the
railroads he met trains full of soldiers
singing and hurrahing for joy that they
were being sent to the front, and the sol
diers in garrisons at the large cities were
growing restless to go to the war.
"In my native town, near Genoa," he
said, "a telegram was received stating that
eight men were needed to complete a con
tingent. The commanding officer asked
the men who wanted to see active service
to step forward, and every soldier in the
garrison presented himself as a volunteer.
The men who had the strongest constitu
tions combined with the best good service
record were permitted to form the eight
needed to complete the contingent. In
some of the large garrisons where there
are thousands of soldiers the men have
volunteered for active service without a
single exception."
Recitals of this warlike ardor at present
pervading Italy have inspired a band
of young Italians in the southern part of
the State with the desire to shed their
blood in the desert sands of Africa if need
be and leave their bones to bleach in the
stifling Abyssinian heat before Makalle.
Thirst is one of the worst enemies the
troops have to fight, and it has grown to
be a proverb in Italy when a place is un
bearably hot and suffocating to exclaim,
"This is like Massowah."
The movement for organizing a Cali
fornia volunteer contingent has started in
Los Angeles, but Italians from all over the
State have been invited to enroll them
G. Firpo is the head of the new move
ment, and the scope of the scheme, for
which he is now working in Los Angeles,
is explained in a letter which has been
published in the various Italian papers in
this State. After commenting on the
stirring news which daily arrives from
Africa, he continues:
It would be fine also for us, far away from
the mother country, to lend her our aid.
The Italian colony in California, which is so
large and so full of ardor when patriotism is
called for, could form a regiment of volunteers
and go to Africa to lend aid to our soldiers and
hold aloft the honor of our tri-colorea flag. I
hope tnat the San Francisco colony will Took
with favor upon the proposition and will de
cide to act.
A number of Italians in Los Angeles have
considered the idea and would willingly unite
themselves with others of their race to go to
the theater of war, fight our foes and return
I beg you to give space in your esteemed
paper to this proposition and to pardon the
liberty of having demanded it. With much
esteem, G. Fiaro.
No action has yet been taken by mem
bers of the local Italian colony to join the
volunteers, but it is understood that
Firpo and his friends are pushing their
scheme at Los Angeles.
Quarterly Meeting of the Alliance Rep
resenting San Francisco and
Alameda Counties.
The eleventh quarterly meeting of the
worth League Alliance, which takes
in all the young people's societies of the
Methodist churches of this City and Ala
meda County, was held on Thursday night
at the little Fifteenth-avenue Church in
South San Francisco.
The first part of ' the programme was
held in the open air, John M. Martin lead
ing a band of leaguers out into the street
at 7:15 o'clock. A large crowd gathered
and a lively meeting was held. On the re
turn to the church the visitors were wel
comed by the pastor. Rev. E. M. Hill.
James L. Case responded in place of his
father, Rev. W. W. Case, and he dwelt
upon the fact that the elaborate organiza
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tion of the leagues would avail nothing if
the members individually were not alive
with zeal in Christian work. Mrs. Susie
Hert Mark sang -'If I Were a Voice."
The following leagues gave reports of the
work during the past year in the way of
prayer meetings and street meetings held,
jails and hospitals visited, good literature
distributed, and food, clothing and money
given to the Door: California street, Cen
tral, Epworth, Fifteenth avenue, First
Church, Grace, Howard, Potrero, Simpson,
Trinity, First Swedish and Chester street,
Rev. W. S. Urmy of Potrero Methodist
Church gave an address on the subject:
"How to Win Young Men for the
League." ;A;/7A7'/
Before engaging in the closing consecra
tion service, Dr. Beatty of Chester street
stated that he wished the audience to raise
the amount still owing on a beautiful
or^an which the league of the Fifteenth
avenue Church has recently purchased for
the churc:i services. In less than five
minutes that was done.
The following officers were elected to
serve this year: A. C. Stevens, president:
C. B. Perkins, first vice-president; Mrs.
Ida Benson, second vice-president; Miss
Agnes Nickerson, third vice-president;
Miss Mary E. Speakman, secretary; A.
Wistrand, treasurer; H. F. Perry, choris
ter; Miss Anna Hammond, organist; H.
E. Snook, chairman of the street commit
tee; and L. M. Emerson, chairman of the
jail committee.
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