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SAD PLIGHT OF A STOCKTON MAN Ex -City Clerk Campbell Crazed by Continued Misfortune. FOUND IN A BOXCAR. Discovered by His Sons After a Search of Several Days. HIS REASON HAS DEPARTED, Stares Blankly at Kith and Kin Without a Gleam That Betokens Recognition. STOCKTON, Cal., June 8.-C. A. Camp bell, formerly City Clerk of Stockton, who has been missing from his home on San Joaquin street since last Thursday, was found this morning in a demented condi tion in a boxcar of the Valley Railroad in the western part of the city. On Thurs day morning Campbell went as usual to his office in Parkers alley, where he had been conducting a collection agency, and was there up to the noon hour. Then he left to go home to luncheon, but was not seen after that time by his family until discovered to-day in the boxcar. When he did not return for his evening meal Campbell's relatives began to worry over his absence, and his sons started out to look for him. On Friday the matter was reported to the police, but on account of Campbell's prominence they kept his disappearance a secret. They made little effort, however, to find him, and he was discovered this morning only through the efforts of his sons. Since Campbell was defeated for office last year he has been acting as accountant for several concerns and conducting his collection bureau. The latter business was not remunerative, and it is believed that his ill luck so preyed upon his mind that he became demented. He was seen walk ing near the banks of Stockton Channel on Friday night, and it was then feared that he had plunged to death in the waters. A young man named Fanning saw Campbell wandering aimlessly about in the western part of the city yesterday and reported the fact this morning to the missing man's sons. They at once started to search for him and later discovered him lying flat on his back in one of the unused boxcars on the Valley road. Campbell was staring vacantly at the top of the car and did not recognize his sons when they entered and asked him to go home. They lifted him to his feet and placed him in a carriage, taking him direct to his home. Up to the present he has not recognized any of his family and nothing can be learned as to his wander ing* since Thursday noon. Campbell was elected City Clerk in 1886 and held the office continuously until last year, when he was defeated by J. M. Mc- Call, the Democratic candidate. He is a member of the Odd Fellows, United Work men and Knights of Pythias and has held prominent offices in all of these orders. COCOS ISLAND'S TREASURE. Tales of Pirate*' Buried Loot Confirmed by an Old Sailor. STOCKTON, Cal., June B.— Since the expedition from this city on the schooner Hayseed in search of some $60,000,000 of buried treasure that was supposed to be hidden off the coast of Costa Rica on that garden spot in the Pacific, the Isle of Cocos, and the failure of the Hayseed's crew to locate the treasure, Jacob Simon, the projector of the plan, and Captain Geissler, his aeent, have obtained from the Costa Rican Government a concession to farm the island for a long term of years, and are now colonizing it and planting it with coffee. These facts were related in The Call, and as a result letters have been pouring in upon Simon from all parts of the country. Several days ago he received an offer from a prominent Honolulu capitalist, who proposed to send a colony to Cccos Island to help raise coffee there and seek for the buried treasure. As Simon and Geissler have an iron-clad contract with the Costa Rica Government, the proposals made by the Honolulu merchant have not resulted in anything. Simon recently received anotner letter from Oregon, in which the writer states that in 1848 he was a sailor before the mast and had a* a companion on the voyage a Kanaka, who told him about the hidden treasure the pirates are supposed to have sto'en and buried on the little isle. His companion made him' promise to save enough money to go with him in search of the treasure, but they became separated after the voyage and the Ore gonian forgot all about the story told him by the Sandwich Islander until he read in The Call a few weeks ago about the efforts of Simon and Geissler to locate the mil lions in Spanish doubloons. Then the tales of his old shipmate recurred to him and he wrote to Simon to tell him that he had heard the very same facts of which the Stocktonian and his partner are in pos session. The Stockton man intends to keep up the search for the hidden money, and, al though he is wealthy now, he nopes some day to possess a portion of the loot of the gold-laden ship bound for Spain. REAFKINS AT A CONQUET Reception to Two Officers of the Odd Fellows' Mater Order. STOCKTON, Cal., June B.— A reception in Odd Fellows' Hall was tendered to-nicht to Mrs. Hoyle Greenwood of this city, the State president of the order of Rebekahs, and to Mrs. Tborndyke, who was recently elected grand trustee of that order. All day long the members of the organization were engaged in decorating the hall. The lodgeroom was beautifully garbed in pint and green. A banquet to which nearly 200 guests sat down was given at the con clusion of the reception. By the afternoon train a large delegation of visitors came from all parts of the country. Among them were: Mrs. Mi nerva Karsner, grand vice-president, of Oroville; Mrs. Mary E. Donoho, grand (secretary, of San Francisco; Miss Dell Savage, grand marshal, of Livermore; Miss Olive Allen, past grand president, of Santa Rosa; Miss Gertrude E. Maryland, past grand president, of San Jose; Miss Fannie Benjamin, past grand president, of Los Angeles; Mrs. C. A. Hoxett, past grand representative, of Gilroy ; Mrs. Solhe Wolf, grand trustee, of Sacramento; 8. Moreland of San Jose, Dr. Savage of Liver more, S. N. Wyckoff and wife of Berkeley and A. P. Murgotten and wife of San Jose. />!■;; ti*ts Invade Santa Crua. SANTA CRUZ, Cal., June B.— The ad vance-guard of delegates to the twenty* sixth annual convention of the California State Dental Association, which opens on Wednesday rrorning, arrived to-day. They are Dr. Russell H. Cool and Dr. Walter F. Lewis of Oakland and Dr. A. H. Mories of Alameda. With Dr. Bliss of the local arrangement committee they ppent a part of the day in acquainting themselves with the plans. The main body of the delegates will arrive to-morrow in a special car, which is to be placed at their disposal at San Francisco. SACRAMENTO ROMANCE. From Hymen's Shrine to a Prison Cell /s a Young Husband Cruelly Hustled. SACRAMENTO, Cal., June B.— John G. Rose, a young man of Portuguese descent, was arrested this afternoon on a charge of perjury preferred by his very recent fath er-in-law, A. L. da Rosa. For sometime past Rose has been "making love" to Phinie da Rosa, a demoiselle of fourteen summers, and this afternoon John ap peared before the Deputy County Clerk and made application for a marriage li cense. Unfortunately, he swore that the girl was of age. Procuring the necessary document, he hied to a Justice of the Peace, in company with Miss Phinie, and the bonds which no man is to put asunder were woven. John and his youthful bride returned home, and received the congratulations of all the elderly female members of the Por tuguese colony, and a grand celebration was inaugurated; but in the midst of the feast the father-in-law put in an appear ance with a myrmidon of the law, who placed John under arrest. The weeping bride attempted to cling to her husband, but was torn from his em brace by her angry father, and incarcerated in tne house, while John occupies a ceil in the City Prison. The affair has created a furor among the Portuguese settlement, all sympathy being with the young couple. CONTENTION ATTACHLS Abomination* for Positions at the Demo cratic Gathering. SACRAMENTO, Cal., June B.— John Markley, William McLaughlin and Judge Add O. Hinkson, the committee on at taches for the Democratic Convention, have selected the following gentlemen whom they will recommend to the dele gates to fill the several offices: Secretary of the convention, Edwin F. Smith ; clerk, Hugh M. La Rue Jr.; clerk, P. A. Byrne; clerk, James C. Carroll; sergeant-at-arms, Thomas W. Johnston ; first assistant, Mat Coffey; assistant, C. C. Duhain; assistant, 1. N. Smith; assistant, Charles Studarus; porter, Prince Bufford; porter, Thomas Halloran; porter, Ni P. Brofy; page, I. N. Makree; page, Samuel Waits; page, John McLaughlin; page, Mervin Norton; page, Malter Sheehan. As t :e city has volunteered to defray all expenses of the convention those named for the positions have agreed to donate their services, as was the case in the Re publican Convention. It is feared that considerable delay will occur in the roll call, as several counties have failed to for ward lists of delegates. Brady's Captor* Rewarded. SACRAMENTO, Cal., June B.— At the meeting of the Board of Examiners to-day the claim of Thomas O'Brien, asking for the $300 reward for the capture of Brady, the train-robber, was rejected, and the amount equally divided between Alex Mc- Donald and W. A. Johnson, who found the bandit secreted beneath a bridge and captured him. ♦ Saernntento Street- Car Hold- Up SACRAMENTO, Cal., June 9.— An elec tric-car was held up at Twenty-eighth and P streets by a masked robber at midnight. Ihe conductor was forced to hand over what money he had— about $6. The rob ber escaped GOLD IN FRESNO STREETS Pay-Dirt Struck by Laborers While Digging on a Main Thoroughfare. A Mining Claim at Once Staked Out On a Vacant Lot Adjoining. FKEBNO, Cal., June B.— Gold was dis covered in a street of Fresno to-day. A force of laborers was digging a hole for an electric-light post at the corner of X and Calaveras streets when the discovery was made. The men were digging out hard pan about six feet below the surface, and threw the dirt upon the street. Foreman A. D. Smith noticed that the earth looked similar to gold dirt, he having formerly been a miner in Colorado. He washed three panfuls of it and secured 24 cent 3 worth of the metal. There appeared to be a streak of ore-bearing earth through the stratum of hardpan. All the dirt which the workmen had thrown up in the street was placed in sacks and hauled away under the direc tion of Mr. Smith. A mining claim was also staked out on an adjoining lot, which is vacant. Affray at Vanden Station. SUIBUN, Cal., June B.— J. B. Fineout, a teamster on the Brooks ranch at Yanden station, shot and seriously wounded A. Dorse} 7 , a negro, this morning. The two quarreled over a trivial matter, and Fine out claims Dorsey struck him with a rock. Fineout ran into the house and procured a shotgun. When he emerged the colored man commenced throwing rocks at him, and Fineout fired. A charge of shot struck Dorsey in the back and thigh. Fineout was arrested. Fire year Astoria. ASTORIA, Ob., June B.— A cannery on the Washington side of the Columbia, op posite this city, supposed to be that of the North Shore Packing Company, owned by George & Baker of this city, was burned to the ground to-night. As there is no telegraph or telephone communica tion with any point nearer than Chinook, no particulars have been obtained. The fire is supposed to be of incendiary origin, resulting from the Columbia River fisher men's strike. Sicbe Trial Postponed. Nothing was done in the Siebe perjury ense in Judge Wallace's court yesterday morning, except to adjourn until Friday morning. Sec retary Willcutt was to have been put upon the stand, but he is sick in bed with bronchitis. Mr. Clunie is waiting for the Supreme Court decision in the contempt matter before closing his case, and his threat last week to read the taxroll has made the defendant willing to grant a postponement. Mr. Clunie yesterday morning submitted to Judge Wallace for his signature a commitment of Secretary Wlllcutt for contempt, which the Judge will probably take action upon by Friday. Lady of Mercy Academy. The graduating exercises of the Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, at Fremont and Harrison streets, will be held next Tuesday at 2p. m. In vitations have been issued for the occasion by the Sisters of Mercy. i'aby Dunham Adopted. Mr. and Mrs. M.T. Brewer yesterday formally adopted Percy Osborn Dunham, the Infant child of the San Jose murderer. The child's name is now Brewer. The papers were signed In Judge Slack's court A sponge having a circumference of 5 feet 6 Inches has r>een taken from the waters of Biscayne Bay, Florida. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 1896. TRAVELED AS A SAN JOSE WIDOW Mrs. Emma Parker's Gay Masquerading in the East. A "MRS." TO HER NAME. Appeared as a Young Woman Who Mourned a Hus band's Death. FATHER -IN - LAW'S FAILINGS. Mrs. Bickel's Reminiscences of the Capitalist Whose Will Is Now Attacked. BAN JOSE, Cal., June B.— The contest of the will of George H. Parker, deceased, instituted by Emma L. Parker, the widow of the testator's deceased son, was re sumed in Judge Reynolds' court this morning. Most of the day was taken up in reading depositions. Some of them tended to show that Mrs. Emma Parker nad led a rather gay life before marrying Edward L. Parker, and that she had mas queraded through the East as Mrs. Brown, a rich young widow from California. W. E. Crossman, a real estate dealer of this city, was the only witness called for the contestant this morning. He stated he had known the late George Parker inti mately for many years. On one occasion, shortly after his return from the East in the summer of 1892, George Parker came into his office and said he was worried over the disposition of his property, as his son had married an adventuress. Parker said that his sister, Jane Pomeroy, had in formed him of the bad moral character of Mrs. Emma Parker. At that time Ed ward Parker was sick and his father did not expect him to recover. The deposition of Dr. James Campbell, president of the Board of Health of Hart ford, Conn., and a member of the Yale faculty, was read. Dr. Campbell stated that he had known Edward L. Parker well for years. He considered Parker mothodi cal, business like and of good habits and lie bore that reputation in the com munity. A deposition from John P. Wheeler, treasurer of the Connecticut Trust and Sale Deposit Company in Hartford, was also read. Wheeler testified as to Parker's good business and personal habits. His reputation as a business man was so good that on one occasion the bank loaned him $1000 on his unsecured note of hand. Depositions of E. S. Kippy and W. W. Walker, grocers of Hartford, Conn., were read. Both Walker and Kippy were neigh bors and friends of Edward L. Parker and his wife. Both testified as to the cordial relations between Edward Parker and his wile. Their character and standing in the community was considered very good. Par ker was not extravagant. W. W. Walker had gone on Mrs. Emma Parker's bond as administratrix of her husband's estate. The next deposition was that of W. H. Birpe, who had been employed as book keeper in Edward L. Parker's shoestore in Hartford from 1870 to 1876. He saw Mrs. Parker only once before her marriage. Then she was known as Mrs. Brown, a rich young widow from California. He first saw her in Parser's store. After Ed ward Parker's marriage he had several conversations with Jane Pomeroy. On several occasions she said she wanted to separate Edward from his wife, as she did not regard Mrs. Parker as a fit companion for Edward. She said she had written to George Parker all about his son's wife, and when ne came East Irom California ■ he would settle the matter. Mrs. Pomeroy | Baid that Mrs. Emma Parker was a schem- I ing adventuress and had entrapped Ed ward into marriage, and that if he did not leave her his father would disinherit him. Mrs. Sue Bickel went upon tne witness stand on behalf of the contestants. She was Mr. Parser's housekeeper and had al ready testified in the case. She said : "After Mr. Parker returned from the East his mental condition bad changed for the worse He was given frequently to talking to himself. He had a 'painful distaste,' as he told me. He complained of kidney trouble and I often had to heat water to relieve him in the ni.ht. Just before he went East in 1893 he told me that trouble would drive him insane. He said that once when he was in trouble he went almost out of his mind. "When he returned from the East, he said they held a seance at his sister's house and his departed wife conversed with him through the colored medium, Joe. Mr. Parker spofce of a great many mediums, among them Fred Evans. He brought slates home twice, showed them to me, read them and I read them. He took copies of the slate messages and sent the copies to his sister, Jane. "When the letters came to him from Mr. Lewis in reeard to his son's condition, Mr. Parker sent them back to his sinter Jane. He said he did not understand why Mr. Lewis should be so much inter ested in the matter, and if he expected anything from Jane Pomeroy for his ser vices b:e would probably 'slip up on it. 1 "Letters came from Hartford speaking kindly in regard to his son's illness, and Mr. Parker sent them back to his sister. In the letters the writers said tney would keep him informed in regard to his son's illness. "Mr. Parker said he was uncertain from the letters he had received as to what his son's condition really was. He thought some of the letters were written under the influence of his son's wife. Ido not re member that he told me what his condi tion was when he made his will. He took his will to the East with him, and when he came back he said he had changed his will so as to take away Ed's $10,000, and the $1000 income was changed to $300 to please Jane Pomeroy. "He said he did not intend to give the Pomeroys anything except that he would give one of the daughters a Normal School education. He spoke of giving one of the Ponieroy children, who was lame, a cork leg. The purchase of the cork les was suggested by Mr. Franck. Mr. Parker seemed quite put out about it, and he said Mr. Ponieroy had money enoueh to buy the cork le^ himself. He remarked that he would deed the Pomeroy children the piece of property at the corner of Market and William streets. He did not say any thing as to what he wonld do for Marshal Pomeroy in the way of leaving him any thing. "After Ed was taken ill Mr. Parker said the cause of it was that his son was living high and burning the candle at both ends. He said he received information in regard to his son's wife from Jane Pomeroy. Mr. Parker remarked that he might live with his son and his son's wife, but not during Jane or Noah Pomeroy's livesi." The witness wa3 shown a photograph of a young woman. It was intimated by Judge Patterson that the picture was that of one of the dancing girls in the troupe that G. H. Parker intended to organize. "I cannot see what relevancy this photo graph has in the case," remarked Mr. Deimas. "This is a picture of a very fine looking woman. Ido not think it would be an evidence of unsound mind for the testator to tako an interest in such a photo graph and its original. However the pic ture is a green spot in a dreary desert of testimony to-day, and I shall not object to looking at it myself and allowing the jury to look at it." The picture was then handed to Judge Reynolds, and subsequently it was in spected by the attorneys and jurors. It was that of a young woman in very modest attire, except that there were no sleeves to her dress. As regards the original of the picture, the witness said she understood from Mr. Parker that it was a photograph of Mrs. Barto. "I know of my own knowledge that it is not a photograph of that lady," said Mr. Burchard. "It is an outrage that her name should be dragged into the case in this way," said Mr. Deimas. "I insist that the picture shall go in evi dence," said Mr. Patterson, and it was marked as contestants' exhibit 5. On cross-examination by Mr. Deimas, the witness was shown a letter which she identified as being in her handwriting. The letter was offered in evidence by Mr. Deimas. It was written to Jane Pomeroy, and re ferred to the runaway accident and the death of Mr. Parker, who was referred to as "Pop" in the letter. The writer said she did all she could for him in his ill ness. On further cross-examination the witness testified : "Mr. Parker always spoke of his son kindly. He sometimes remarked that he did a great wrong in letting his son go away from him. He was affectionate to his son, as far as was in his nature." Fay Declared Elected. BAN JOSE, Cal.. June B.— ln the Second Ward election contest J. P. Fay, the con testant, was this evening declared elected Councilman by four votes over Homer Prindle, who, by the original count, had thirteen more than Fay. Held for Stealing a Bicycle. SAN JOSE, Cal., June B.— George Law head, who was arrested at Martinez a few days ago on a charge of stealing a bicycle Hon. J. Sterling Morton, Who Received Threatening Letters From a Silver Advocate. from Charles Stiver in this city about a month ago, was arraigned before Justice Gass to-day on a charge of grand larceny. Lawhead's examination was set for June 10. In default of $1000 bail he was sent to jail. Heath From Apoplexy. SAN JOSE, Cal., June B.— Coroner Se cord this morning held an inquest upon the body of John Campbell, who died sud denly yesterday afternoon while riding on a Julian-street electric car. It showed that death resulted from apoplexy. Camp bell was about 35 years of age, and engaged in the wood business at Ninth and Julian streetß. ROSENBERG MANIAC SHOT Wounded While Resitting Capture by Supposed Enemies, ROSEBURG, Or., June B.— C. L. Rob erts, son of William Roberts of Myrtle Point, became suddenly deranged this morning, and as a result he is now suffer ine from two bullet wounds. F. W. Haynes saw Roberts prowling around the Marks building on Jackson street. Haynes started upstairs to his dental office in the building. Roberts ran up ahead of him, shut and locked the iron doors, and would not al!ow Haynes to enter. Haynes called several other young men to his assistance, a ladder was procured, and Eueene Parrott attempted to effect an entrance through a hall window. Roberts went to the window and kicked Parrott on the side of the head, but did not knock him from the ladder. Louis Reizensteiu, who was standing on the ground, drew a revolver and shot twice at Roberts, bitting him in both shoulders. Parrott was through the window by this time and suc ceeded in overpowering Roberts, though he fought desperately. Roberts was taken to the City Jail, where a physician extracted the bullets. The wounds are not serious and he is rest itg easily. Roberts believed he was hiding from imaginary pursuers. LOS ANGELES CONGRESS. The Southern California federation of Women* Soeietie* Sleet*. LOS ANGELES, Cal., June B.— The quarterly meeting of the Federation of Women's Societies of Southern California opened this morning in the hall of the Friday Morning Club and adjourned soon to the First Methodist Episcopal Church to accommodate the overflow. After a recitation of the Lord's prayer by the assembly thirty-eight societies an swered to the rollcall. Mrs. R. H. Herron, president of the Los Angeles branch of the Needlework Guild of America, dis cussed the work of the guild, and Mrs. Mary E. Lynch outlined the work of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Young Men's Christian Association. Each paper was limited to twenty minutes, and the dis cussions were brief and pithy. KERN COUNTY INFANION Million* of Gratthopper* Swarming Over Field* and Vineyards. BAKERSFIELD, Cal., June B.—Grass hoppers have invaded the southern end of the valley at the foot of San Emigdio Mountains. They swarm in by millions and are doing much damage. Various means are being taken to meet them, but still they come in myriads. Poisonous sprays are being used on iruit trees in the pathway of the pests, while coal tar and asphaltum are also used to burn them. Ranchers in the vicinity fear that their crops will be ruined. MORTON AFRAID OF HIS LIFE His Goldbug Ideas Did Not Please a Silver Advo cate. EMPLOYED A BODYGUARD Also Had Detectives Vainly Hunting for the Man Who Threatened Him. IS SAFE NOW IN WASHINGTON. Assures His Friends That a Gold Candidate Has No Earthly Chance of Winning Hera Secretary Morton is busy nowadays tell ing his Washington friends what a narrow escape he had from being assassinated by the silver "cranks" of San Francisco on the occasion of his recent visit to this City. It is safe to assume, however, that the Secretary is not telling his intimates all the details of that visit, including the em ployment of a body guard and two or three detectives to hunt down the man who caused him so much uneasiness and inci dentally threatened to take his life. Mr. Morf.on arrived here May 12, and that night submitted to long interviews, in which "sound money" formed the prin cipal part of his talk. Tne next afternoon Mr. Morton's peace of mind was visibly disturbed by tne receipt of the following letter: Occidental Hotel, May 13—4 :30 p. m. Secretary Morton, San Francisco: You goldbug, get out of California. You are a liar and a traitor. It costs more to mine silver than gold. To hell with you and Cleveland, Carlisle and Sherman. You are all a lot of thieves and robbers. Now you do not want to stop a day longer in this btate. Wo are patriots and bimetallists in Cal ifornia and consider it a duty to walk up to a goldbug and shoot him down like a hyena, for of the two a hyena is preferable. N. S. P. S. — Get out you villain. Away from the West. Our people are starving. Get out of California or be shot dead. N. 8. That evening the Secretary dined with some friends, and with much seriousness read the letter to them. He was assured that it was the work of some playful fellow who thought it smart to joke with one of of the Nation's distinguished represen tatives. Somewhat reassured Mr. Morton re turned to his room, but hardly was he comfortably seated when there came a rap at the door and the following was handed him. Occidental Hotel, May 13, 1896. J. S. Mort on, Palace Hotel— Sik : No goldbugs are wanted in California. Get out oi the State or else have your — brains shot out. Go back to Washington and remain with the other traitors— Grover, tho plutocrat, and Sherman, the minion of Shylock. Get away from here as fast as steam will carry you. Our people are starving on the gokl standard. We propose to kill all such — villains as sjm, and make room for honest men at the Govern ment. Get out of California immediately and go back to Wall street, you thief, robber, traitor, imposter and villain combined. Naiive Son. P. B.— Fair warning. N. 8. From this point the story differs a little from that told by the Secretary's friends. Mr. Morton, so it is said, immediately sent to a private detective agency and engaged a man to go with him wherever business or pleasure might call. That is to say, as long as he was in San Francisco. His friends claim that the Secretary was not the least worried over the threatening let ters, but to the contrary was inclined to treat them as a joke. In any event, either he or his friends thought enough of the situation to try and find the author. For weeks the "sleuths" have been following up every possible clew, but, so far, without avail. During" Mr. Morton's brief stay in this City there was a rugged, rough-looking stranger near at hand, whether the place was the the atei, the dining table or the streetcar. Of course, Mr. Morton was never In the slightest danger of assassination while in San Francisco, but nevertheless his visit was much shorter than orig inally intended. Whether this was due to the supposed leaden notes of the''pil ver crank's" letters or a longing for the goldbugs of home will probably never be known. That Secretary Morton'B visit to the West convinced him that it was silver and not gold the people wanted may be seen from the following extract from an inter view recently had in Washington: "There is no hope of electing gold can didates anywhere in the West, and right in San Francisco, where tney have more than a hundred million of gold coin in the vaults of their banks, where deposits are paid in gold by specific contract, and where greenbacks have never been good enough for them, the people are crying silver. California is not a silver-producing State. It is a gold-producing State, and it is extraordinary that the people of that State should prefer silver money to gold." PEPPER OF LOS ANGELES TALKS. Replies in Bitter Phrase to Baker's Pub- lished Statement— War of the Bimetallists. LOS ANGELES, Cal., June B.—Con siderable interest has been awakened here among the silver party adherents over the controversy in The Call between Messrs. Ufieil and Pepper on the one hand and G. W. Baker of Oakland on the other. Pepper's attention was to-day called to Baker's statements, printed in Sunday's Call, anent the late letter of J. J. Mott, chairman of the American Bimetallic Union to himself (Pepper). After a care ful reading of Baker's statement and Udell's letter, contained in the same issue, Pepper said: '•Mr. Baker seems determined to mis understand and pervert the substance of Chairman Mott's letter to me, a correct synopsis of which was printed in Thk Call under date of Los Angeles, June 3, which I read and now approve. The dis patch said nothing about the 'officers of the Bimetallic Union' baying been changed by the National committee, as was alleged by Baker in his letter to The Call. Mr. Mott's letter very appro priately recognized me as chairman of the California State Executive Committee, and directed me to attend to the work of or ganizing the silver party in this State, to the end that a strong and able delegation go to the National Convention of our party on July 22 at St. Louis. As correctly, quoted by Mr. Udell, Mr. Mott says: " 'As chairman of the State Committee you are in authority over the State and have the power to name committees, pro visionally, for the Congressional districts and order the work.' Only this and noth ing more. "I am gratified to learn that Mr. Baker has some time to devote to the interests of our party ; would that he had done so months and month's ago. Had he, Mott's letter of instruction to me would never have been written. I have no desire to in terfere with Mr. Baker's work in any man ner whatever, but, as Mr. Udell says, our Congressional district convention work shall go forward regardless of Baker or any one else. We have Mott's instruc tions in black and white and we propose to abide by them to the best of our ability. "Mr. Baker had been derelict in his attention to silver interests in the State so long that I suppose Chairman Mott saw fit to discipline him. I read with pleasure the comments of Mr. Udell. He is right. But this is the first intimation that I ever had that Mr. Baker is so intimately con nected with the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. "I desire to state further that our organi zation, of which Mr. Udell is secretary, antedates, in point ox time, any other silver organization in this State, and I believe in the United States; and further.it sprang from the people here, and their popular conventions for that purpose, held at Mc- Donald Hall, in the city of Los Angeles, in the winter of 1894 and 1895. "It makes me smile to see Baker prate of bogus calls for conventions. If there is anything bogus about this business It emanates from Baker himself. I should like to ask Mr. Baker where, how and from whom did he acquire the title of chairman of the Bimetallists of California. When he has answered this question I may ask him another." The Congressional conventions referred to in this controversy will be held as fol lows: First District, at Santa Rosa, on July 13; Second Di strict, bt Sacramento, on July 14; Third District, at Oakland, July 10; Fourth District at San Francisco, July 11; Fifth District, at San Jose, July 8; Sixth District, at Los Angeies, July 11; Seventh District, at Fresno, July 9. REPLY TO MITCHELL. Los Angeles "Long Hair*" Smile at Hi* Published Boast*. LOS ANGELES, Cal., June B.— The in terview with John W. Mitchell of this county, contained in Sunday's Call, has been a source of considerable comment and great amusement in political circles here to-day. "The Sagebrush statesman from Cahu enga," observed a member of the "Long NEW TO-DAY. A Straight Cut Of 10 per cent has been made on everything in the house during our Alteration Sale. All grades, all prices, in Ready-Made Garments discounted 10 per cent from our reg- ular wholesale prices. So reserve I Every piece of cloth goes for 90 cents on the dollar. Our urgent request to return any article not satisfactory is a positive guarantee. COLOMBIAN WOOLEN MILLS, MARKET 541 STREET, ' Only Branch in 3. F., 211 Montgomery street. Avoid firms Imitating our name and methods. hairs" to a Call correspondent to-day, "likes to air himself in print. "He knows his crowd is beaten, horse, foot and dragon, but still he pretends that the railroad will send twenty-five or thirty of the thirty-nine delegates to the State Convention. "And how ridiculous are his observations about Gaffev and the Federal brigade. The Mitchell-Last-Buck!ey-railroad crowd was defeated in the late primaries by the people." The Creightons, editors of the Los An geles Herald, the local Democratic organ, said : "Mr. Mitchell is shooting wide of the mark in his remarks about the strength of his faction in the County Convention. The Mitchell-Last crowd is really not in it at all. so far as the County Convention is concerned if the others were disposed to be pigtrish, but we are in favor of giving this minority faction fair treatment and allow it some delegates£to the State Convention. The 'purity push,' as Mitchell calls us, could shut those people out completely it we had mind to. "The instruction, however, will reflect the sentiments of the majority and the delegation to the State Convention will be compelled to vote as a unit — so what is the difference if some of the 'short-hairs' are in it? "The railroad will be outvoted two to one, George S. Patton will be chairman of next Saturday's convention, but all will be treated fairly. "A resolution may be projected into the convention to recognize both factions from San Francisco on eqaal terms, but it will not carry. The delegation to the State Convention will, in our judgment, favor the Junta." ARIRONS DEMOCRATS. — — Cleveland* Financial Policy Condemn** and free Coinage Indorsed. -• . ' PHOENIX, Ariz., June B.— The Demo cratic Territorial Convention elected six delegates to tne Chicago Convention. The platform denounces the financial policy of Cleveland, and indorses free coinage of silver at 16 to 1, without regard to the ac tion of any other nation on earth. The convention selected Mark A. Smith as National Commltteeman. The delegates are: W. H. Burbage, W. H. Barnes, J. F. Wilson, J. L. B. Alexander, Wiley E. Jones, Hugh Campbell. Grocers' Picnic to-morrow, Schuetzen Park, San Rafael. * HEW TO-DAY. This Lucky Number Proves to Be the Mascot of Thou- sands. Why It Is So— What Has Been Ac- complished in Connection With 737. You may reject all belief in omens.as they are often founded upon superstition, but the simple number of 737 may have much to do in the shaping of your future happi- ness and final destiny. The secret of this lucky number is not revealed to you in dreambooks, nor can you glean it from the stars. You must loolt for it in another direction. You can see thousands of men and women in every grade and condition of life who pin their faith to this number and build their hopes upon it. The affluent banker, the eminent lawyer, the pious clergyman, the sturdy mechanic, the sun-burnt farmer, the dashing broker, the hardy miner, all elbow each other in their eagerness to reach their Mecca. 737. The vast throng who continue to daily seek this number do so in quest of happi- ness, with which they have not always been blessed. Perhaps you, yourself, have not. Possibly you have been foolish in your younger days or indiscreet in after years and now suffer the evil effects of it. While you may be afflicted with no acute disease, yet you are conscious of the fact that something is wrong with you. You feel that you are nervous and irritable. You feel that your thoughts and ideas are dull and often become confused. You feelithat your sleep is bad, unrefreshing and some- times disturbed by weakening dreams. You feel that your energy and ambition are gone. You feel that you are unfit for study, business or the proper enjoyment of either married or single life. You there- fore meet with repeated failures and from the depths of your gloom and mortifica- tion you cry out that fate is against you, never thinking that 737 Market street, San Francisco, holds the key to your health, happiness and future success. There,' at this well-known num- ber you will find Dr. F. L. Sweany, who is acknowledged to be the greatest living au- thority on all chronic ailments of the hu- man system. His specialty embraces not only ev6ry form of nervous, sexual and private diseases, but he addresses himself in particular to diseases of the eye, ear, heßd, throat, lungs, heart, stomach, liver, bladder, kidneys and urinary organs. He also effects a radical cure in tne shortest possible time of piles, rupture, varicocele, hydrocele, gleet, gonorrhoea, syphilis and kindred troubles. Female complaints, which make miserable the lives of a large portion of the American women, receive careful attention and perfect cures from Dr. Sweany. If you are discouraged, down-hearted or pain-tortured by any of these or similar diseases and desire to get rid of them and be restored to sound, healthy manhood and womanhood, then 737 Solves the problem. Go to that number this day. Don't fool away any more time and money dosing with patent medicines and other cheap remedies tnat will do you no permanent good, but put yourself under the skillful, scientific treatment of Dr. Sweanv, whom you know will cure you. He has brought about brilliant results in apparently hopeless cases, in proof of which ne has thousands of genuine testimonials for private exhibi- tion in his oflice. If you cannot call upon Dr. Sweany describe to him, fully and frankly, your troubles by letter. He will then understand your condition thor- oughly and tell you candidly whether or not he can treat you successfully at your own home by correitpondence and by medicines sent. In this manner he con- tinues to cure cases in all parts of the country. The doctor's offices are now, as they have been for many years past and always will be in the future, located at 737 Market St., opposite the Examiner office, San Francisco, Cal. His hours for con- sultation and treatment are from 9 to 12 a. m., 2 to 5 and 7 to 8 p. m.; Sundays, 10 to 12 a. m. only. Having received the benefit of this great physician's treatment you will never forget the talismanio number. 737.