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Ex -City Clerk Campbell
Crazed by Continued
Discovered by His Sons After a
Search of Several
Stares Blankly at Kith and Kin
Without a Gleam That Betokens
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.
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
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.
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.
From Hymen's Shrine to a Prison Cell
/s a Young Husband Cruelly
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.
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
Pay-Dirt Struck by Laborers
While Digging on a Main
A Mining Claim at Once Staked Out
On a Vacant Lot
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.
Mrs. Emma Parker's Gay
Masquerading in
the East.
Appeared as a Young Woman
Who Mourned a Hus
band's Death.
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
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
"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
"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.
"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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
His Goldbug Ideas Did Not
Please a Silver Advo
Also Had Detectives Vainly
Hunting for the Man Who
Threatened Him.
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
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
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
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
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."
Replies in Bitter Phrase to Baker's Pub-
lished Statement— War of the
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
"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.
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
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
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
"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
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."
— —
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. *
This Lucky Number Proves to
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Why It Is So— What Has Been Ac-
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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
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hydrocele, gleet, gonorrhoea, syphilis and
kindred troubles. Female complaints,
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you will never forget the talismanio

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