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Engineer George Stutz De
liberately Murders His
Cora Lincoln, the Victim, Was
Once a Bright Theatri
cal Star.
Since Her Retirement as a Danseuse,
She Has Made a Reputation as
a Sicknurse.
Cora Lincoln, one of the "fairies" in
Tyke's Opera Company and a character
artist and -ianseuse in other Eastern com
binations, met with a horrible death yes
terday morning.
George Btu:z, a former sweetheart, called
upon ncr at her lodgings at 336 Polk street
at 10 o'clock in the morning, and while
words of friendship and highest regard
played upon his lips, cajoling the woman
to believe him always her faitnful attend
ant, he nursed a secret intention of mur
liering her and then himself.
It is but a cumulative chapter of the
"penalty of crime."
Two people came together. They loved
without restraint and regardless of all
social conventionalities. One became
tired of the other, who was jealously ex
acting, and in one of the usual quarrels
which were wont to end in a kiss and
make up, Stutz drew a revolver, killed
the woman and then made away with
1 1 was a clean job, so to epeak. There is
no mystery to it, and the police this time
have no clews to follow. If there are any
in the chamber where the
tragedy occurred.
Captain Lees and his men were early on
the scene, found both bodies, gathered in
their effects and, to their great satisfac
tmn, the whole thine ends there.
Stutz, who i? a German about 36 years of
u^e and a marine engineer, became ac
quainted with Cora Lincoln some two
years ago. She had bern a theatrical star
up to that time, and while her looks were
not calculated to set the hearts of men
afire, ber figure was shapely and her ways
were captivating.
Stutz admired her most in her profes
sion as a danseuse or a* a character artist.
for his room on Howard street was well
decorated with her pictures in costume.
That his affection continued is evinced by
thefactof bis frequent calls upon her at
her rooms long after she left the stage and
became a sicknurse, hiring out at so much
per week.
Cora Lincoln's life was a peculiar one.
Only a very few, and they were old-time
acquaintances, knew her under that name.
As such, the light-tripping, gay, laughing
little blonde with Pyke's Opera Company,
she won many hearts.
Later she was known as Mrs. Cora Bor
den. It was after Her trim figure had fallen
away and only her aplomb and nerve re
She was no longer fitted for the staee,
but she still had her tact and good nature
to carry her through. She drifted into
the hire of people requiring bright people
about them to cheer them during their
hours of suffering. She made a fair suc
cess, as the following recommendation
will show:
I am about leaving for the East and am
obliged to leave Cora Borden, who has been
with me for son* weeks. She is an excellent
nurse, cheerful and willing— never too tired
to <io anything that will t-ase pain— and her
disposition is so sunny and cheerful that it is
a pleasure to have her around one. She is an
excellent seamstress and dressmaker and, in
short, can mute herself useful in any capacity.
I am writing this very hurriedly, but hope I
here made myself understood, although my
Writing is very un-tearty.
Hakrikt F. "Ki.muai.1,"3203 Pacific avenue.
June 10.
But employment as a sick nurse was not
enough to keep Cora Lincoln-Borden in
funds, so she secured employment m a
dressmaker with Mrs. Mary Barclay inihe
house where the tragedy occurred.
In the meantime George Stutz Kept com
j pany with her, frequently telling his
friends that he worshiped the ground on
which she walked.
Of late Stutz lias been despondent, and
! evidently was in fear that he was losing
j the love of his sweetheart. Their final
I quarrel indicates that lie was in a desper
| ate mood.
The iirst :-hot he fired at her went wide
of the mark. It shattered the wall back
of the sofa and broke a globe in the chan
The frightened woman rushed to get
away, but in her fright stumbled, and
while on her knees, resting her head on
the sola, she raised her arms to protect or
hide her face.
The second bullet went through her left
side to her back, killing her immediately.
Mrs. Barclay was not a dozen feet from
the room door before Stutz had committed
suicide as well as murder.
He lired his weapon with his left hand,
blowing out hia brains.
When the officers air. ved on the tcene,
Cora Lincoln's clothes were alire from
the powder of the pistol rirtd at close
Officers Wren and Reynolds went to
George tStutz's room at 843 Howard street.
Mrs. Fields, the landlady, showed them
his room and told them he had been room
ing with her for about a year; that he was
an engineer and that the last steamship he
was on was the Yaqtiina. He had been
out of employment lor some time and was
$12 in debt to her for room rent. In the
closet of Stutz's room they found a box o
45 - caliber center - fire Winchester car"
tridges; five or six had been taken. The
landlady said these cartridges were not in
the closet when she cleaned the room
Monday morning. Stutz, she also stated,
never h&d a woman in his room and that
only one woman ever called to see him
v.hile he roomed there. That was some
time asro, but be was not at home and she
never came again.
She described her as a woman with
short curly hair. Mrs. Fields also said he
never spoke about women and was a very
quiet and gentlemanly man. They found
in the room two valises containing work
ing clothes and a couple of boxes of files in
the room and a hack saw in the closet.
There was no writing of any description.
Stutz's body wa-: taken charge of last
night by the Marine Engineers Associa
tion, of whicii he was a member.
"When Stutz came to this country twelve
j' ears ago he was a member of the steam
schooner Lackme's crew, running to
Alasfea. He also was in the engineers'
department of the steamer San Bias in
the Pacific Mail Steamship Company.
Mrs. >!:. ry Barclay's statement was
taken down in shorthand by Captain
Lees' man almost immediately after the
shooting. She was an eye-witness of the
proceedings until the time she ran out of
the room, leaving George Stutz and Cora
Borden alone. She made the following
I have known the dead woman about four
months. I think she was about 34 years of age.
She has lived here with me about a week. Sne
did my dressmaking for me and was sleeping
on my lounge until she could find some work.
This man came in about 103)0 this morning.
I sat on the rockinp-chair ami the woman
(Mrs. Burden) sat on the M>. r a and he sat on a
chair in front of her. He knocked at the door
and asked for Misß Lincoln. She introduced
him to me as George and told me he was a
friend of hers who occasionally took her out.
She told me she knew him for the past two
years. They talked pleasantly a little while
and she asked him if he got her letter. He
said "No," and she said, "That is funny, 1
wrote for you to come and meet me and I
waited for you some time." The man -said,"! did
I not get any letter yesterday or this morning,"
' and he said that she was lying; that she did
I not write any letter at all. She said, "If lam
lying that is all right," and then he took out
bis pistol and shot her and 1 ran out of the
room, lie did not appear excited when he
came in and did not seem to be drinking; she
was sewing on the lounge. When I ran down
the stairs I heard another shot : this was about
10:30 this morning. The woman had a little
boy stopping over in Oakland; that is all 1
know about her.
Police Officer O. C. Phillips knew Mrs.
Borden when she kept a dressmaking
place on the 400 block on McAllister street.
I His official statement is:
The man went to her place about three
I month* ago and had a quarrel with her, and
on going out he broke a glass door, and the
I woman asked some officer for protection. I
1 don't know which officer. She then left that
I place and moved further down on McAllister,
j and I met the man once going into the place
i where she formerly was; he said he had a key
j and that he paid the rent and was at liberty to
go there. After she moved out I did not hear
of her any more.
Elmer Barbey, son of the landlady at 336
Polk street, where the tragedy took place,
also maae a statement to this effect:
Last night as I came home trom the theater,
about 11 o'clock, I met this man outside. He
inquired if Mr. Barclay lived there? I said
yes, but that it was pretty late for any one to
call that night, and the man replied, "All
right, I will come in the morning," and he
went away. _^^_____^__
May Go to Sausalito as Commis
sion Houses by Obeying
the Law.
Harry Corbeit's Sugar-Coated Peti
tion Condiliona ly Swal
The poolsellers got knocked out in the
fir*t round in Sausalito last ni^ht.
The ball opened when the clerk finished
reading a communication from H. K. Cor
bett, asking permission to open a commis
sion house under such conditions as the
board might see fit to iniDOse.
General Dickinson said he knew of no
law or ordinance prohibiting any man
from opening a commi sioti house to sell
beef, pork or women. Therefore he would
like more information on the nature' of
what Mr. Corbett wanted permission for.
A man named Harrison, a poolseller
from San Francisco, who was present,
said there was a great difference between
a commission hou<e and a poolroom and
proceeded to explain the difference in
favor of Corbett's petition. He evidently
did not convince General Dickinson, as
was shown later, when a vote was taken
on the question of repeaiinz ordinance
No. |3.
In the meantime Corbett can open a
commission house by paying $5 for the
privilege for three months, with the posi
tive understanding that any violation of
ordinance 33 will be severely punished.
Thus General Dickinson and Mayor
Mil" or have set themselves riu'bt on what
was an issue between the residents of that
municipality as to whether the poolrooms
should be permitted to reopen by a repeal
of ordinance 33, which has prohibited
The strong arm of the law has been in
voked to stop the pool-selling, and "Eng
lish Bill" .Tackman, who was arrested,
was fined $100 by the Justice of the Peace.
This victory for the Goddess of Justice
has in a measure qviieted the fears of the
'•hill" people that there would be pool
shops on the "front."
In the meantime the "front"' people
have not been idle, and whiie they all
recognize that the law must be enforced
as long as it remains on the ordinance
book, the only thing to be done is to have
it repeated, and a new law passed by the
Trustees licensing pool-selling at a penalty
of $100 per month.
This gilded bait has taken so well that
in a petition circulated for the repeal of
the obnoxious ordinance, 195 voters out of
330 signed in favor, while scarcely any
have signed the counter petition for the
retention of the law as it is.
The reason as given by the people on
the "hill" for tbeir indifference as to sign
ing 8 petition to retain the law is their
confidence in the Board of Trustees to
stand firm with a stiff spinal column and
refuse to repeal.
This confidence in the Trustees would be
maintained if Trustee Bperry was present,
because he is aectdedly ODPO.-ed to turn
ing Sausalito into a second Monte Carlo,
even with the advantage of bringing $1000
montblv into the small treasury-box. But
with Mr. Sperry absent and General
Dickiiifon's record of defending the pool
sellers on this side of the bay and Trustee
Ambjornson in an awkward position on a
rickety fence leaves them to pin their faitn
to Mayor Miller, with sufficient bracing
on the general dignity and manliness of
Genera! Dickinson to stand up for the
good name of the town and the wishes of
the better element of the residents who
are opposed to the opening of gambling
dens in their town.
j Bow Mmosoo's Three Littln Chinese
A«tors Were Frightened Out of
the Theater.
Morosco has three little Chinese boys
I who tate part in the naval drama now be
ing given at the Grand Opera-house, and
the securing of the small Asiatics has been
attended with trouble galore. In the first
place their parents had to be satisfied that
the youngsters would not b* bewitched or
given the evil eye or some other dread dis
ease, and then the boys themselves had to
' be coaxed.
During the first rehearsal the Chinese
\ fathers were present to witness the per
formance and test the question of their
children's safety. They stood in the wings
and when in one of the acts a player
rushed off the stage with a revolver in his
hand, with madness in his rolling eye
balls, the Mongols struck out for China
After much persua c ion and an increase
of salary for the young actors, the little
fellows were brought back to the theater.
As is well known, a Grand Opera drama ii
; filled with the smoke and thunder of war,
and when the lirst gun was fired there was
a hurried <xit. The place on the stage
i where the infant Chinese stood were empty,
but Police Sergeant Con boy, patrolling on
I Mission street, y.'iw three small pigtails
wliisk by him und heard the (lapping of
three small blouses in the night wind ere
! Chinatown received thema^ain within her
dark but protecting arms.
"They took their cues with them," said
Conboy, who is a punster of a high order,
and knows a theatrical joke when he
sees it.
A Young Milkman Who Took Poison
.'■ ••< .iv-<- of Despondency.
Gotleb Faver, a lad 18 years of age, who
was employed as a milker at a dairy on
the San Bruno road, became despondent
yesterday and swallowed a dose of strych
nine. He was dispatched to the City and
County Hospital, where the usual reme
dies in case oi poisoning were applied.
The physician who attended him states
that he has hopes of his immediate re
Will Close Early.
The Retail Hatters' Association of this City
nan pas.-cd a resolution to close their places of
business Saturday, July 4, at 1 o'clock.
Borrow on sealskins, silks and jewels at Uncle
Harris. 15 Grant avenue.
With One Blow He Knocks
Out His Clerk, T. B.
Culmination of Several Months'
Bad Feeling Between the
The Court Had to Be Adjourned Be
cause the Clerk Was Not in
His Place.
Pugilism is in the air, and even the judi
ciary lias not escaped the infection, as was
exemplified by Judge Campbell yesterday.
The victim of the Judge's wrath was his
clerk, Tom O'Brien, and it was the cul
mination of several months' bad feeling
that has existed between them. The Judge
has on more than one occasion commented
from the bench upon O'Brien's dereliction
of duty, and in private O'Brien has retali
ated by calling the Judge a fakir and
threatenfng to "do him up" at the next
Yesterday, shortly before noon, Larry
Buckley, who was acting as clerk, had
stepped out for a few minutes and the
Judge had just called a robbery case.
"Where is the clerK?" asked the Judge,
and receiving no answer he said : "This
sort of nonsense must be stopped. It is
time for O'Brien to understand that he
must stay here and attend to the business
of the court. We will adjourn till 2 o'clock
or until the clerk can attend to h'.s duties."
The Judge put on his hat, picked up his
cane and walked into the Prosecuting
Attorney's room. O'Brien happened to be
there. The Judee at once charged him
with neglecting his duties and told him he
would not stand his conduct any longer.
This led to a battle of words, till finally
O'Brien shouted, "You're nothing but a
fakir and a iiar."
"No man can call me a liar with im
punity," rejoined the Judge, and la an in
stant he shot out bis risrht list, which
landed squarely on O'Brien's left temple,
and he dropped to the floor like a log.
The Judge's blood was up, and he raised
his foot, but before he could administer
the threatened kick- Policeman Bailey in
tervened, and the Juuge, alter casting a
look of contempt upon the prostrate form
of his clerk, walked out of the room and
went to lunch.
O'Brieii, who bad been completely dazed
by tlie blow, staggered to his feet after thu
Judge had lift and b- gan pouring out his
vials of wrath upon the Judge's head,
characterizing him as a "carpetbagger," a
"faKer" and a "liar." Then he was led
away by some of bis friends nnd did not
make his appearance in court again.
When court was convened at 2 o'clock
the Judge said: "Perhaps it was an undig
nified proceeding to thrash O'Brien, but
although I am a Jodyre ' am only human,
and I will allow no man to call me a liar.
Besides, this man O'Brien has been saying
insulting things about me In court here
and also in the hotel where we are stop
ping for months past, and it had got be
yond endurance.
"He has been grossly neghctful of his
duties and has brought the court into con
tempt. The other day I convicted a man
for beating a woman and ordered him to
appear for sentence next morning. The
case was not on the calendar next morn
ing ana I forgot about it for two or three
days, when it was called to my attention
j that the man was in prison. I spoke to
I O'Brieii about it and he turned up his
calendar where he had marked the case
dismissed. That is only one instance, and
the worst of it is that 1 am bound by the
clerk's record."
The little finger of the Judge's right
hand was cut anu swollen from the effects
of the biow.
City and County Attorney Cres
well Renders an Opinion
on Them.
The Measure Proposed by Herman de
Laguaa Declarel to B3 the
Most Complete
In reply to the communication recently
gent to City and County Attorney Cres
well Dy the Board of SapervUota regard
ing the tdepnone franchise, the legal ad
viser of the City has returned the follow
To the Honorab'e, the Board of Supervisors of
the City and County of Han Francisco — Gentle- |
men: 1 am In receipt of your communication '
dated June 9, 1890, inclosing resolution No. !
14.540 (third series). Accompanying said reso- j
lution were two tnunk orders, offered by the |
Peo;>!u's Telephone company and Herman de i
Lag act respectively, M ionns lor the proposed |
granting of a franchise for a competitive tele
phone company in the City and County of San
I liavo carefully examined these proposed
franchises, as requested by your honorable
boiird, together with certain amendments sub
mitted by the parties interested.
The form of iranchise submitted by the Peo
ple's Telephone Company contains the maxi
mum charge of $3 per month rental for encti
telephone instrument and cents for each ami
every switch; while the form submitted by .Mr.
de Laguna contains a scale uf charges for
monthly rental and twitches, and among them
is on« for $3 per mouth rental utul 3 ceutseach
for switches. 1 have not-sufficient pr«ctical
knowledge to determine which is the cheaper
of the two proposals for the patrons of the
telephone service. Each form contains a
maximum rate, which is of itself a vuarantee
of competition with any company making a
greater charge.
The form submitted by the People's Tele
phone Company contains a provision that the
City shall receive the free use of forty tele
phones wihiu two years after the granting of
the franchise, while the form submitted by
Mr. de Laguua gives the City 100 telephones
free of charge for the lirst ten years of the life
of the company and fifty additional thereafter.
This is a material concession in favor of the
City an.i County in the form submitted by Mr.
de Laguna and greater than in the other.
Each form provides f.'r the payment iuto the
treasury of the City and County o/ per cent
of the gross earnings of the company receiving
the franchise.
The form of jranchise submitted by Mr. de
Laguua in the regulation of the business of a
telephone company With and in a city.is much
more complete than the form of the People's
Mutual Telephone Company.
1 herewith return thj proposed franchises
nubmiitcrt with your communication and the
proposed amendments wnich aeccuropanied
the same. Harry T. CIUMWBLL,
Attorney and Counselor.
June ii'J, 18S)o.
Applicant* for Postal Positions Must
Wait Another Twelve
There will be no more civil service ex
aminatiom for postal positions until Feb
ruary, 1897. The list is full to overflowing
now and the examination scheduled for
August has been postponed uiml the time
named. The following letter to the secre
tary of the local Board of Postal Inspect
ors fully explains the situation :
United States Civil Skrvice Commission, j
Washington, L». C, June 18. j
Secretary Postal Board, San Francisco, Cat.—
Sib: Acting upou the information contained
in the statement made by you after your con
ference wUh the Postmaster, to the effect that
the existing registers are sufficient to meet the
demands of the service until February next,
the commission has ordered that the examina
tion scheduled to be held in August be can
Your board is directed to notify the public
of thus action through the press and to send v
special noticf to each person who has an ap
plication on file.
All applications now on file in complete
form will be Rood for the next examination
held, but no further applications will be ac
cepted until receipt of orders from the com
mission. Very respectfully,
John R. Procter, President.
• — ♦ — *
Not the State Organizer.
The following communication is self-ex
Editor of The Call: M. 11. Wilkens, who, it was
stated in last wtek's CALL, hud been accused of
deiraudlug several members of (be Wood sen of
the World in this City was not, as first reported.
State organizer for that order. He held a com
mission only as a local organizer, working under
the direction of State Organizer W. A. Peabody Of
Los Angeles. Yours respectfully, -\..~
P. F. Gji/boy,
Consul-Commander Golden Gate Camp JSo. 61,
\V. O. W.
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ASSETS. ~ ™~
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Loans on Bond and Mortgage 1,101,254 13 i
Cash Market Value of all stocks and
Bands owned by Company 789,916 65
Amount of Loans secured by pledge
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Cash in Company's Office 11, 55-' 84
Cash in Banks 76,383 75
Interest due and accrued on all
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Interest due and accrued on Bonds
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Premiums in due Course of Col.ec-
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Items due and accrued 1,105 65 j
Giouud ltents well secured 6,320 00 ,
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Losses Adjusted and unpaid.. $19,556 07
Losses in process of Adjustment or
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Losses resisted. Including expenses. 28,128 19 i
Gross premiums on Fire Risks, run-
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Premiums. $1,184,164 07 !
Received tor Interest on Bonds and
Mortgages 59,485 06
Received tor interest and dividends
on Bonds, stocks, Loans, and
from all other sources 41,077 66
Received for net Perpetual Pre-
miums 5,192 92
Received from all other sources 8,921 05
Total income. .'. $1,298,840 76
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Net amount paid for Fire Losses •
(including 5206.392 31 losses 01 *
previous years) 8826,672 70
Dividends to stockholders 27,500 00
Pi.ii! or a! owed for Commission or
Brokerage.... 213,185 64 !
Paid for Salaries, fees and other
charges lor ollicis, clerk etc. . 103,750 00
Paid for Stale, National and local
taxes 32,093 97
All other I'aymeots and .expendi-
tures. 100.993 06
Total expenditures $1,304,195 37
Fire Losses incurred
during the year $790.514 50
mums. , Fire Risks. Premiums.
Net amount of ' : "». "
Risks written dur-
the year ! $114,799,046 $1,460,028 76
Net amount of
Risks expired dur- i
Ing the year I 126,392,100 1,637,226 67
Net amount in
fore December
31,1895 I 146,568,897 1,847,436 19 I
RICHARD JUA His l , secrets-try.
Subscribed nml sworn to before me this 22d day i
of Jat.uury, 189ti.
H. F. REARDEN, Notary Public
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day of December, A. D. 1895. and for the year
ending on that day, as made to the Insurance Com-
missioner of th- 1 State of California, pursuant to
the provisions of sections 610 and 611 of the Po-
litltui Code, condensed as per blank furnished by
the Commissioner.
Amount of Capital Stock, paid up
Incaah $533.333 83
Real estate owned by company. $742,583 33
Loans on bond and mortgage 1,999,914 77
Cash market value of all stocks and
' oonds owned by company 1,607,3-13 35
Amount of loans secured by pledge
of bonds, stocks and other market-
able securities as collateral 752, 46
Cash in company's office 3,682 3'J
Cash In banks 230,686 67
Interest due and accrued on all
stocks ami loons 59,466 78
Premiums in due course of collec-
tion 39,204 64
Bills receivable, not matured, taken
for fire and marine ilsks 148,69'J 83
Due from other companies 218,363 73
Total assets. $5,802,456 88
Losses in process of adjustment or
in suspense f 93,333 33
Gross premiums on fire risks run- ")
nlng one year or lees, reiosur- ,'
ancesoper cent I ..,, , ttn , M
Gross premiums on tire risks run- f *-ii»w 00
ning more than one year, rein- j
ranee pro rata j
Liability under life department. . . 3,818,829 04
Cash dividends remaining unpaid... 6,652 80
All other demands against the com-
pany 228.235 41
Total liabilities $4,568,451 16
Net cash actually received for fire
premiums. 169,325 19
Received for interest and dividends
on bonds, stock.?, loans and from
all other sources 414,389 65
Received for life insurance pre-
miums 659,947 39
Total income. $2,143,662 23
Net amount paid for fire losses $583,502 59
Dividends to stockholders 3ii,000 00
Paid or allowed for commission or
brokerage 315,049 64
Paid for salaries, fees and other
charges for officers, clerks, etc. ... 157,656 59
All other payments and expendi-
tures 1,035,982 67
Total expenditures $2,124,091 49
bisks <& premiums. j Fire Risks. j Premiums.
Net amount of risKßj
w ritiea during tbe
year $363,521,590 11,659,334 51
Net amount of risks i
expired during the
year. 171,674,582 747,924 61
Net amount in f ree
December 31, 1895.' 161,354,999 421.400 58
T. Kl> LBVIBBON, Vice-President.
M. OLBERs. Secretary.
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this Bth day
of April, 1890.
UUDAI. A KERM ARK, Notary Public.

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