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A BROKEN HEART
LED TO SUICIDE
Adolphe Tuthe After a Long
. - Life of Honesty Ac
cused of Theft.
Money Sent by a Friend Helped
. .to .Make Things Look Un
pleasant For Him.
When Friends at the Infirmary Bay
c totted Him He Drank L?.udanum
Oxklabtd Office San Francisco Call,)
908 Broadway, Nov. 27, 1896. |
Adolph Tutbe, the aged German who
committed suicide at the County Infirm
ary, was driven to seek death because of a
•The 'old man was suspected of being con
cerned in the robbery of another aged man,
■who. died at the infirmary a few days ago,
. ana the' weight of the disgrace was more
than he' could bear.
About a week ago an aged inrcate of the
infirmary was dying. He had $20 in gold,
tied in a handkerchiei around his neck.
Aft.er. he was dead this money was miss
ling- John Heft, another inmate, was ar
frested and is now in custody. After his
arreet he said that Tnihe had stated to
him that he and another man were to rob
the corpse. This was told to Tuthe, and
it affected him greatly.
'■ At the inquest the story of the old
man's troubles leaked out by degrees.
First the disgrace of knowing he was sus-
Adolphe Tuthe, Who Died at the
Infirmary of a Broken Heart.
pected % then the fact that he was ignored
and passed in silence by those who had
for years been his friemis, and then the
k swallowing ot the laudanum.
■«^^ Tuthe wa9 a very sensitive old fellow.
He chafed under the thought that after a
long life passed honestly he should find it
necessary to accept the charity of the
county. When to this was added the
contumely of being suspected as a thief it
■was too much. A witness named Me-
Govern told the sad story by degrees as
Coroner Baldwin questioned him.
Heft had told McGovern ail about the
alleged plot to procure that $20 piece from
the neck of the corpse as soon as death
bad come, and later in the day when Mc-
Govern and Tutne met the former had no
word or look of recognition for the latter.
Another circumstance seemed to operate
agaiim Tutbe. A few days previous to
his taking his life a friend sent him .*■*>.
and the r'Oesession of this money seemed
to strengthen the caseagainst the old man.
.It was Tuesday evening when McGovern
passed Tuthe without recognizing him,
and the same night the old man procured
two ounces of laudanum and swallowed it.
He was discovered some hours later, but
life was too near the end to be recalled
and ke died the following day.
.Tuthe was 75 years of age, and had been
well off at one time in his Hie.
A PIONEER OF ALAMEDA.
' Apparently in the Best of Health, W
F. Hitchcock Succumb* to Heart
• A LAMED A, Cal., Nov. 27.— The sudden
death of Wilber F. Hitchcock at Yreka
last evening, where he was attending to
business, as related in this morning's
.dispatches, has cast a gloom over many
ohi-timers of this place.
Mr. Hitchcock came to this city twenty
one years ago and brought up a family of
live .children, all of whom are at present
at the family home They are Mrs. E. R.
Anthony, Mrs. F. R. Ziel, Miss Eva Grace,
f Edgar J. and Waiter K. Hitchcock.
The deceased was a member of the
Pacific Union Salt Company of San Fran
cisco and had traveled for a number of
years for that firm. He covered the ens
ure State on these trips and was known to
almost every business man in the interior.
He left home only two weeks |ago, and a
letter received to-day by his widow stated
that he was in the best of health when it
"I never saw papa looking any better
than when he left home the last time,"
said his daughter this afternoon. "The
taiegram we received this afternoon
" stated that he did not suffer in the least.
It is a terrible shock to us all. We have
not thought of the funeral arrangements
yet. His death was from heart trouble,
which explains its suddenness."
Mr. Hitchcock was a member of Ala
meda Lodg^No. 5, A. O. U. W.. and the
Masons. He was born in Canada about
sixty years ago.
Exceeded the Estimate.
ALAMEDA, Cal., Nov. 27.— The build
ing committee of the Board of Trustees
has received three bids for the alterations
upon the Council chambers for the addi
■ tion to the library. In all of these the es
timates of the architects were exceeded by
more than half. They stated that $300
would do the work. The lowest bidder
• was C. H. Foster «fc Son, $448. Fred
Fischer came next at $455. wnile J. A,
Collins- was the highest at $467. The com
mittee has power to accept Foster & Son s
bid, as it was the Jowest one appeared.
The work must be completed by December
20 in order that the library may be moved
in before New Year's.
\ Word has been received of the destruction
V' ibe household goods of A. I. Frey, formerly
V 1109 Park avenn<B, in the Hudson River,
I*. Y. They were shipped from here, and while
being carried by steamer across the river the
steamer sank. He will only get $240, about
half their value.
Grand Vice-President Clark will visit Ala
meda Parlor No. 47, N. 8. G. W.,on Monday
night. He will be tendered a banquet at the
close of the meeting.
Stephen L. Peaaley, who committed suicide
at the home of Alexander Hay on Railroad
avenue ou the 14th inst, left a.i estate valued
at $1000. His will has been presented for pro
bate at the request of his son and heir, E. H.
Peasley of Boise City, Idaho.
ONLY A BOGUS LORD.
Though Stricken Dumb He Tells Storie*
With a Pencil.
OAKLAND, Cal., Nov. 27.— Harry Out
ridge, a man who has in times past
achieved mucu notoriety by claiming to
be an English lord, was suddenly struck
dumb early this morning in a tamale par
Outridge has figured in many unpleas
ant police cases, and has persistently
claimed to be a member of the Scottish
aristocracy. He has been missing from
his usual haunts for some time, and this
morning he was stricken with an apoplec
tic fit in a restaurant For several hours
he was unconscious, and when he re
gained his senses he was unable to apeak
The shock, however, did not affect bis
mind, for by means of pencil and pa_er
be informed the matron that he was a
nobleman and that if he did not receive
the best of attention the game would be
up with him. Once before he said he had
lost his vuice and had been cured by hav
iug a nerve taken up in his Deck.
When asked if he had enough money to
live on be replied, "Too much."
"For God's «ake," he wrote, "keep this
from the papers and from the police and I
w;ll pay you for your trouble." He wrote
frequently for cigarettes and coffee with
cognac, but Steward Victory does not run
a hostelry an_ "Lord Athol" did not re
ceive all he asked.
Mrs. Macdonald, the matron, was very
favorably impressed with his lordship,
and put great faith in his story. Sha was
making preparations to attend to him
commensurate with bis rank, till she heard
a few more chapters of bis story, and then
she again put on her gingham apron,
which had been replaced for the occasion
by one of silk.
BEAUTY, HOT COSTUME.
The Blley Face Admired More Than
the Dillingham Dress.
OAKLAND, Cal., Nov. 27.— Mrs. Dil
lingham, Miss Minnie Riley and that
mask aress ball are the sole topics oi con
versation in North Oakland, Golden Gate,
Emeryville and Lorin. The quarrel that
has shaken society in that neighborhood
may yet end in bloodshed.
The matter has now taken a personal ;
turn, and the ladies have been led from :
' costumes to physique and from physique to
; personal looks and beauty. The latest
1 feature must be regarded as the danger
; point, as both ladies a:e very attractive.
Misr- Riley says she won the prize with '
Mrs. Dillingham's dress, but it was the i
I Riley beauty and not the Dillin^ham mode
! that captured the judges.
Now comes Mrs Dillingham and contra*
! diets tho beauty part of the story, and her j
argument on that point seems to be con- j
elusive. She says:
"Wit- regard to the statement that Miss
I Riiey claims she won the prize thrmi v
' her beauty and the manner in which
she displayed ;he dresa ther« is not a wurd
:of truth in it and it is absurd. Neither of
I us could have put forward our looks be
j fore the prizes were awarded, as a mask i
j had to be worn until after the merits of
• the costume 3 were passed upon."
A week ago the residents of Golden ;
Gate passed and published a set of resolu
tions relating to the character of one of
their younp;'meri who, it is claimed, had
been "led astray into matrimony by the
wiles of a yrnnp widow," and now it 19
! proposed to handle the mask-ball matter ,
j officially as a town.
HE FOEGOT HIS NAME.
Humorous Predicament or a Prisoner
With an Alias.
OAKLAND, Cal., Nov. 27. — A man who
had been serving a short sentence in the
County Jail forgot tiis name to-night, but
being the only prisoner in the jail about
whom there was any doubt he was re
leased, as he had served his time.
This morning Jailer Lane went to tha
prisoner and told him his term had ex
pired. The two men went to the recep
tion-room and Lane produced the book
and compared the entry of the commit
ment with the prisoner.
"What's your name?" a«ked Lane.
"I've forgotten," said the prisoner, who
had borrowed one when he found he was
under arrest. He was in earnest, and had
really forgotten his alias.
"Your name must be Steiner," said the
"Well, I gues not"
"Steiner is the only man at liberty to go
out to-night. If youare not Steiner yon
are not liere."
"Well, I am here."
"Who arrested you?"
"A big heavy man with a black mus
"No, it was not; it was a little man,
clean-faced. If not, then you were not
"But I was arrested."
Finally the prisoner forced himself to
beiieve that he was Steiner and that a
little man arrested him. As be passed
through the gate he said, "I guess I am
not. Steiner now, anyway."
A Student Disappears.
OAKLAND.CaI. ,Nov. 27.— 8. C. Evans,
a student at California College, is gone and
a note that he sent Ins landlady explains
his absence. After some religious refer
ences Evans wrote:
In explanation of this letter and my depart
ure let me say in my behalf that I have shipped
upon a sailing vessel as a cabin boy bound fur
Europe. I find that it is an impossibility for
me to study under present financial condi
tions and other things; not because of the
other work, ior if I was Idle I cuuld not study
b -tier. A change in life is what I need. I am
desirous ot entering the misson field, which
needs but a good knowledge of the Bitrt-. I
have resolved to _o fnrih for ttie Master, and,
therefore, have s arted out in the world.
Again I thank you. Accept my appreciation
for your kindness.
Evans came from Petaluma.
OAKLAND, Cal., Nov. 27.— J. W.
Travers has retired from his interest in
the AlaraeJa Enctnal, and F. K. Krauth is
again the sole proprietor.
The Alameda Telegram will be issued
in this city on December 1 and be called
the Oakland Telegram. It is a morning
paper owned by E. L. Marshall.
Sent Him to Jail.
OAKLAND, Cal., Nov. 27— Judge Ells
worth committed Max Muchenier to the
County Jail for three months this after
noon for contempt of court in refusing to
pay his wife $25 a month alimony ana $75
to her attorney.
•—• — ♦ — «
HISTORY OF A DAY.
A lamed a immty Happenings Told in
Oakland Office San Francisco Call, )
908 Broadway, Nov. 27. j
The remains of the old man found under &
tree at Fruitvale are not yet identified.
P. G. Malgren, the bicycle tbief now under
arrest, has confessed to the theft of sixteen
A local manufactory snipped a large order of
match-making machinery to Canton, China,
Cold weather drives the tramps to shelter.
Thirty-seven bave been taken to the county
jail this month.
Richard Clinton, a young bookkeeper fond
of morphine, stole a stove this morning. Ho
said bis room needed it.
W. H. Cooper, a veteran of Lyon Post, G. A.
R., died yesterday and will be burled with
military honors to-morrow.
City Treasurer Gilpin reports that tuxes are
being paid very elowly. To avoid delinquency
three- m tvs of the whole must be paid before
Mrs. Burgans, who rented the gun with
which Devencenziis alleged to have murdered
his companion, was a witness to-day. She
stated she sola tne gun with the store and
does not know where it is.
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MB. MELVIN IS
A HANDSOME MAN
Dr. Ellis Says He Never
Criticized the Prose
The Pastor Promises to Vote for
the "Good Basso" Should He
Run for O.fice.
Happy Ending cf a Misunderstanding
Begun in a Polic- Court ani
Ended in a Church.
Oaklavd Office San Francibco Call,)
908 Broadway, Nov. 27. !
If Prosecuting Attorney Harry Melvin
be not a happy man be will never be made
happier by compliments. Rev. Dr. Ellis,
pastor of the Centennial Church, has de
clared publicly that Mr. Melvin is "a
handsome man," "a gentleman," "a good
basso," "a man well up in his profession."
PROSECUTING ATTORNEY HENRY A. MELVIN,
"Whom Rev. Dr. Ellis Now Says Is "a Handsome Man, a Gentle
man and a Good Basso."
The pastor further declares that the hand- ;
aome basso sball have his vote for any
office to which he may desire election.
All this is very kind of Dr. Ellis and is
equally gratifying to Mr. Melvin, but
things were not always thus. There was
a time, only a few short months ago, when
Dr. Eilin and Mr. Melvin did not agree as
well; in fact, they disagreed on many ma
terial points, and there is great interest
shown in the proceedings since it became
known thut the divine and the lawyer
have joined issues.
The breach between the handsome basso
and the Presbyterian preacLer arose out
of the conduct of a case in the Police
Court Mr. Melvin acted in the capacity
of public prosecutor and satisfied himself
that he had done his duty. The cause of
the defendant was espoused to a certain
degree by Dr. Eilis. The pastor, no iloubt
well-meaning, fell into the mistaKe so
often made in Oa-land of sending his
views to a newspaper in the form of a
communication. If Mr. Ellis understands
the methods of Police Court procedure
then his remarks were certainly a reflec
tion on Mr. Melvin. It is evident, how
ever, that the p.istor did not mean t lns,
for he has just said so over his own signa
The incident would have been lost to
memory had not Mr. Melvin recently de
cided to be gaiiant to a lady, even at the
expense of appearing anxious to appease
the pastor. When Mrs. Eva Wrenn, the
soloist of Dr. Ellis' church, had her bene
fit concert a few weeks ago, Mr Melvin
refused to ansisi until assured that his ef
forts would redound exclusively to the
benefit of Mrs. Wrenn. Then he knew no
alternative. The story was whispered
about and finally reached the pastor's
Rev. Dr. Ellis has published a card of
explanation. He says:
I have never written or caused to be written
or published anything aDout Mr. Melvin or
his methods of proitssional wort ehucr in i; is
favor or to his detriment. I think him a
handsome man, a gentleman, a good basso, a
man well up In Ills profession so far as he has
experience, and U lie should aHpire to any
oflicc for whicti he is qualified I will exercise
my right as mi American citizen in his be hall.
I wish to th-ink him ior assisting ray people
in the concert and extend to him.awarm wel
come to any service where I mny render some
humble part. If ever I have niiytbing to say
about him or any other man 1 will say it to
him or attach my signature.
Now there is some doubt in the mind of
the curiounasto whether tho Dcstor's ex
planation is not rather more effusive than
etiquette demands. Mr. Melvin in the
meantime is not doing any "comment
An limulTont Fireman.
OAKLAND. Cal., Nov. 27.— William E.
Maddock, a railroad fireman, has filed a
petition in insolvency. He owes $395 and
owns $25 worth of property. His creditors
are: Lizzie Gayett of Pomona, $192 50 for
board; Dr. Medrose, $15 for medical ser
vices; E. B. Southard, $83 50 borrowed
money; J. Cook, $4 60; P. Carosia, $11;
Jnckson brothers. $3 85; Hall & Pool.
$9_5; Sam Wiiiard. $5; Keller & Fuz
ger.ild. $7 25; Phil Walsh, $4; M.Jacobs.
$5 50; P. Boos, $4 50; Charles Slack of
Tracy, $7 50: Sins Lee of Tracy, $4 50; Hop
Lee of Mendota, $4 50; Mrs. Green of West
Oakland, $1 80. '
OAKLAND, Cau, Nov. 27.— May Kelly,
a little miss from Berkeley, who was at
tended by her parents, was granted a
Ik-en fee this afternoon to wed Frank D.
Terreaultof San Francisco. The K'room
was also accompanied by bis parents, and
all parties gave their consent to the mar
riage. The bride wore a abort dress and
looked like a schoolgirl; the groom was
19. There was an evident lack of har
mony between the senior Kellys and the
senior Terreaults, for they passed out of
1 the courthon«e by different doors and
! were careful not to speak to each other.
BERKELEY'S NEW CAPTAIN
Haskell, Hntchinnon ami Hall Have
Keen Proposed as Kaniome's
BERKELEY, Cal., Nov. 27.— Now that
the great football game of the season is a
matter of history the next thing that will
attract the attention of the team will be
the selection of a captain for next year.
For two seasons it was a custom to select
the captain on the evening following ihe
Thanksgiving contest, but iast year it was
postponed, and again last evening the
matter was laid over indefinitely.
The choice of Captain Ransome fol
lowed about two weeks after the game,
and it is expected that the selection of
Berkeley's next football leader will be
mnde at lpast within that time. As a mat
ter of course much interest is centered in
the election of a man for the place, and
his nomination will doubtless not be with
out much deliberation and forethought.
While the choice of captains thus far
has been satisfactory the lesson of yester
day's overwhelming defeat has taught the
Berkeley men to be conservative and
cautious in the future, even to a fault. As
candidates for tie place of captain three
men have already been named. They are
Haskell '97, Hutchinson '99 and Hall ' 99.
Though Haskell is l» the aenior clas.i he
will not graduate next May, but will re
turn to serve his university. Being an
upper classman and a heady and extraor
dinary snappy player he seems to have
the advantage over the other two candi-
Butterworth, in the course of his after
| dinner speech last night at the Baldwin
tin the presence of the football men. ad
vised that creat care should be exercised
in the selection of captain, and once hav
ine elected him the men should stick to
their leader throuch thick and thin.
Tour of College Koy».
BERKELEY, Cal., Nov. 27. — The
second iootbail eleven of the university
and the Glee Ciub left for Reno, Nev., to
day, on a three days' trip. The Glee Club
left on the early morning train, and the
football team took this evening's over
laud. The team will play the University
of Nevada eleven to-morrow afternoon at
Reno, and in the evening the Glee Club |
will give a concert in the same town, j
\ The members of the team who will line i
! up against the "sage-brush" players are:
j Center, puaris, Peck and
Orkley; tackles, Mclsaacs and Averv;
ends, Allen and Anderson; quarter,
Bender; nalfs*. Spence and Ellis, with
Austin =üb; full, Kearsbnrg.
Tue men who constituted the Glee Club
were : Will Fmith, Georpe Whippie, Frank
I Taylor, Stewart uwltnga, Dwignt Hutch
! inson, Robert Chestnut, Paver Hutcbins,
Allen Smith, Fred Knight, Harold
Disastrous Fire Averted.
BERKELEY, Cal., Nov. 27.— A disas-
I trous lire in the Bailey block was narrowly
averted yesterday alternoon by tne prompt
action of John Thompson, foreman of the
j \V. D. Worster Company, and the Third
I Ward hose company.
The blaze started at about 3 o'clock in
the oil storeroom of Worster & Co. No
explanation as to the origin of the lire
can be given. By fearless work on the
part of Thompson and the hose company
the flames which threatened to destroy
the entire Bailey building, the largest
l>locK in Berkeley, were extinguished.
Damage to the extent of about $500 was
The Poor Made Happy.
BERKELEY, Cal., Nov. 27. -The
King's Daughters of Berkeley distributed
among the poor of the town yesterday as
a Thanksgiving offering a great quantity
of household commodities, chiefly in the
form of provisions, which hau been re-
CRived by them at the harvest, festival on
Wednesday. There were eighty children
in the thirty families on the distribution
list which received donations. The work
of collecting and distributing was in
charge of the following young ladies:
Miss May Ketchum, Miss Edith Ketchum,
Miss Clara Piper, Miss Maud Kobinson,
Miss Clara Copperthwaite, Miss Jennie
McMillan, Misa Nellie Dobbins and Miss
Mrs. Towniend Give* Way.
BERKELEY, Cal., Nov. 27. — Mrs.
Mary Townsend, the belligerent little
woman who has been waging war apainst
the railroad company and the town of
Berkeley, has been temporarily subdued,
and a force of men has been put to work
completing the necessary street work on
the- property. Meanwhile the attorneys
and Town Trustees are investigating- the
legitimacy of her claims.
reception to Their Pastor.
BERKELEY, Cal., Nov. 27.— A recep
tion was tendered to Rev. W. F. Binney,
the newly elected pastor oi the Baptist
Church, at the parsonage on Haste street
this evening. A number of pastors of the
denominations from about the bay were
among those present.
An average size cocoannt produces a
pint of milk.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
PROBING INTO A
SCHOOL SITE DEAL
The Grand Jury Asks the
Directors About the
Pointed Questions Asked About
the Purchase of the Guerrero
' Street Lot.
Long and Lond Talk in the Jury-
Room About Indictments and
"Wonld yon as an lndividul pay $52, 500
for that property?"
The foregoing was one of the first ques
tions which the Grand Jury yesterday
afternoon propounded to Henry T. Scott,
president of the Board of Education.
Mr. Scott replied: "It I particularly
wanted t at property for building pur
poses I would pay it. Since the valuation
had been appraised by experts at $50,000 I
would give the $2500 extra to get just what
Grand Juror James C. Nealon was the
chief questioner. He wanted to know if
Mr. Scott had heard of the public tumult
and the newspaper roasts about the con
duct of the Board of Education in this
Scott dazed the jury by asking questions
himself in rapid-tire style. He railed in
after this fashion:
"Why, you have been roasted by the
press, haven't you, Nealon? You were
Asse ssor and didn't the newspapers charge
tuat you had not assessed the Union Iron
Works at the true value? Didn't you come
down to the works and assess us?"
Then everybody in the Grand Jury room
excepting the Assistant District Attoney
Mr. Peixotlo, asked questions. Frederick
Hobbs and Harry W. Goodall were excep
The site nbout which so many questions
were asked in such a short space of time is
at the corner of Guerrero and Eishteenth
streets. It is owned jointly by the Jewish
Cemetery Association and the Bioch es
Mr. Lawton, the real estate man, has
been conducting negotiations on the part
j of tho Board of Education for the pur
hase of the land. It is proposed to erect
i he Mission High School on the site.
Other lots were considered. One at Fol
som and Twentieth streets obtained come
favor. A tract of land on Valencia street
was regarded as desirable, but inquiry
brought out the information that that
tract was not for sale. Tne original figure
i for the accepted site was $50,000, but before
: t c terms of transfer had been adjusted
the Mission Defense Club and another as
sociation in the region where there is no
fog let out the news that the board wanted
the Guerrero-street property.
On receipt of this news the owners
promptly advanced the price from $50,000
to $55,000. A. P. Van Dazer, who was anx
ious that the purchase should be consum
mated, begged the board to bold the ques
tion open, promising to get the price re
duced to $50,000. He got it down to $52,
-500, and sit the figure eleven of tho twelve
School Directors voted to buy.
School Directors Scott, Kuox, McElroy,
Hawley, Corute, Henderson, Murdoch,
Soper, Carew and Barrett and Secretary
George Ueauston told the Grand Jury
what they knew about tne values of real
estate and the methods of preparing plans
for new buildings.
The School Directors were asked if they
did not know thai the law required that
plans should be open to competition.
Mention was made of a communication
from Editor Culoei tson on that subject.
Directors Care w and Murdoch were so
long in the jury-room that outsiders fan
cied that the jury had found a lead. It
transpired that ihe time was taken up in
testing the knowledge of witnesses con
cerning the value of real estate in San
Francisco. Incidentally it was disclosed
that the Grand Jury has had experts fig
uring on the value of this accepted site of
land. Umbsen and Shainwald have been
asked what tne property is worth. The
former held it to be worth $50,000.
The School Directors acknowledge that
they were pinched for $2500, but fall back
on the general proposition that a board or
public body can never make as good a
bargain as an individual may bring about.
Sellers, it is said, wiil take advantage of
public necessities. According to the
story told to tbe Grand Jury the size of
this particular lot ot land is 194 by 398
feet. T; lias a depth of 220 feet in the
rear. Tbe site is an ideal one. After de
ducting the price of the land and the
architect's commission there will be left
$137,000 for the builuing from the allotted
sum of $200,000.
The Grand Jury seemed to think that
undue haste had been shown in the ac
ceptance of plans. The witnesses, on com
ing out of the jury-room, said "Undue
hasie" was the chief charge against the
board. Nealon tired that suggestion at
them several times, and wanted to know
point blank if ttiey had not been guilty of
There was quite a tempest in the jury
room. Men at work on the dome of the
New City Hall paused to listen to the
speeches. The reaching qualities of Nea
lon's educated lungs weie tested. Some
of the jurors wanted indictments at first;
then they wanted an injunction. At 7
o'clock, after the jury had been in session
for five solid hours, most of the jurors
wanttd an adjournment.
The case was then put over until next
Tuesday evening. In the meantime it
will be seen what can be done. More ex*
perts will place a Valuation on the land.
The frienua of other sites will rally and
se?k to defeat the purchase. T<e transac
tion is still open, as the examination of
title is still pending. This afternoon at 5
o'clock the Board of Education will hold
a special meeting.
When the jury adjourned the foreman,
Frederick Hobbs, said nothing had been
done, lie observed that the price of the
Guerrero-street land had gone up from
$50,000 to $52,500, but fancied that the ad
vance was due to the general prosperity
following McKinley's election. A further
rise than that was not obtained from the
The Grand Jury committee on Health
Department, almshouse, hospitals and
City Prison had a report ready for sub
mission yesterday, but tlie pressure of
School Department business excluded
consideration of the report. This com
mittee is comnosed of A. E. Drucker, Wil
liam F. Mau ana Richard Fecht. Humor
goes that the hospital management has
received the attention of the committee.
A Successful Concert.
OAKLAND, Cal., No". 27.— The concert
given by Mrs. Eva Wren in Centennial
(Jhurch this evening was a gratifying suc
cess and one of which Mrs. Wren may
justly be proud, as the sea tine capacity of
the pretty church was taxed to the ut
most. Miss Ethel Fleming opened the
programme by an artistic rendition of
Chopin's "Grande Valse" (op. 42). Miss
Retena Owens, the dramatic reader, is
new to the Oakland public. She has an
agreeable voice and a graceful presence,
and when experience has tausnt her to
put more soul into her lines she will be
even more enjoyable than at present.
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j? 1 v _b_.:_sri T _?TT__=_ _3.
1 shall sell by order of C nrt, ■
The Furniture- of 20 Rooms of Lodging
Mouse, 802 Montgomery; St.,
Beds, Folding Beds. Tables. ' Chairs,
A splendid chance for good bargains. '
■- Sale takes place at 80- Montgomery street, at 1
O'clock P. U. Saturday. November 28, 1896.
C. »V. ELF VINO, Commissioner. •
217 s-ansome St., S. F.
THIS DAY (SATUKUAY), AT 11 A. M.
717 AND 719 1 KXJiKSSEE ST.,
N«-ar 18t_ and Kentucky, i
FRANK W. BUTTEKb'IELD. Auctioneer.
• . ■ ■ For A. M. SPECK A CO.. 60. MarKet %t. ■
The feature of the evening was the violin
playing of Llewelyn Hughes. Such per
fection of touch and deiic.tcy of expression
are certainly a brilliant promise ior the
>r:idera's Mutilated Records.
OAKLAND, Cat,., Nov. 27.— J. C. Dewey
is v.t the City Prison charged with felo
niously nuitilatiii^ public records at Mi
dera. He was arrested to-day at the home
of his cousin, E. Applegarth, who lives at
Edwards street and Plymouth avenue.
The warrant comes from the southern
city and charges Dewey with feloniously
mutilating public records. A Doputy
Sheriff is expected to-day to escort the
prisoner to Madera. He refuses to discuss
his case beyond saying that he does not
know of any criminal act attributed to
him. He was not employed by* either ti.e
city or county government at Madera.
Charged Wit- Forgery.
OAKLAND, Cal., Nov. 27.— J. C. Mc-
Gregor is at the County Jail for forging the
.uirne of Mrs. Lena J-rschig to a money
jrder. He made an affidavit before a
lotary that he was the party entitled to
:he order, which was for $20, and he is
charged with forgery and perjury.
m. «. «
AWAY FROM HOME.
A F.ast Complimentary to Young Men.
A Large Company and. nn En
Thursday the committee of arrange
ments at the Young Men's Christian Asso
ciation outdid itself in providing a solen
did complimentary dinner for young men,
members of the association, who are with
out permanent homes in the City. The
spacious dining hall on the tiftn floor of
the building was arranged in a most artis
tic manner by a corps of ladies from
the various churches representing the
association. Tne decorations were unique
and the floral display profuse. A hand
written card by Miss Nutting of Mills Col
lege was placed at the plate of. each guest.
The young men gathered in the parlors
at half-past 12, and at 1 o'clock repaired
to the dining ball, where each was
assigned a seat at the table. Covers were
spread for two hundred, and a good many
more than this partook of the hospitality of
the association during the day. The gen
eral secretary, H. J. McCoy, culled to
order, and after singing the original hymi.
grace was said by Re *. Robert S. Boyus of
The menu was most tempting and appe
tizing. Afterample justice bad been done
to the bountiful feast each young man
was requested to stand, give his name,
nationality or State in this country from
which he came. This caused no little
merriment, and it was ascertained that
ten nationalities and twenty-five States
were represented by the company. In the
evening a praise service was given in the
Association auditorium, in which the
Moody Institute quartet of Chicago took
a prominent part. The ladies most prom
inent on the committee 01 arrangements
were: Mrs. J. E. Cline, Mrs. H. 8. Black
well. Mrs. G. E. Tapgart. Mrs. G. A. Mul
lin, Mrs. G. R. Wilson, Mrs. J. E. Perkins,
Miss F. Perkins, Miss Ivy Perkins, Mrs.
M. A. Merrill, Mrs. Hugh Hnddleston,
Mrs. H. S. La?k, Mrs. E. B. Cutter, Mrs.
K. S. Hart, Mrs. E. P. Hill. Miss F. E.
Crowell, Mrs. Robert McElroy, Miss E. C.
Little, Mrs. Joy, Mrs. Muzzy, Mra v C.
Doane, Mrs. John Morton, Miss Lulu
Clough, Mrs. B. C. Wright, Mrs. C. S.
Wright, Miss May M. Faull.
THERE IS MILLIONS IN IT.
An Armenian's Flan for Paying Off the
United States Uobt.
Treasury Agent Moore had a curious
Visitor yesterday afternoon. He claimed
to be from Armenia, was none too well
dressed and wore spectacles of the magni
After introducing himself, giving a name
wilh a couple of dozen letters in it, he
came to the business for which he haa
called by saying: "I have a plan by which
the several-million-dollar debt of the
United States can be easily wiped out.
Several o.ays ago the letters on the signs
on the stores were suddenly changed to
Babylonian characters that I understood,
but no one else does. Now, by the knowl
edge givin to me 1 can change the water
of the Sacramento River, which belongs to
the Government, into steam b^er. The
river runs many million gallons an hour,
and this beer put in barrels would realize
a snug little sum for the United States,
would it not? Of course it would. Weil,
after we had all the steam beer that we
could sell I would change the steam into
port wine, and could bottla up millions of
bottles — enough for years to come. Good
plnn. We would scon pay off the debt in
gold — no, not a cent in silver — "
Major Moore by this time decided that
the Armenian should present his scheme
to the Treasury Department, and sent his
visitor to the sub-treasury on Commercial
street. He had not reached there at last
MRS. SPENCER A LITTLE BETTER
She 1% Removed From the Lick House
to St. Mary* Hospital.
Mrs. Sarah Owens Spencer, whose state
ment in reference to the famous Van Tiede
mann perjury was published yesterday,
has been removed from the Lick House to
St. Mary's Hospital. She was conveyed
in a carriage from the former place yester
day, her husband ana a nurse a ccompany
As may be supposed, she was in an im
proved condition. From the ret>orts o'
her dangerous state the day before it
seemed she was on the eve of dying. Yes
terday, however, her will was stronger and
she seemed stronger in every way. Dr.
Thorn is attending ner. The injuries sus
tained in the Southern railroad wreck are
alleged to De the cause of her illness now.
Henry Phelan'i Name to Be Changed
Henry Phelan has applied to the Superior
Court for permission to change his name to
Henry dv Rest Phelan. He says his reason for
this request is that he may avoid complica
tions that may arise irom his being mistaken
■ ■ KEW ' TO-DAT. __;.'■ ._
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I EAGLE BRAND I
; ; fa % . ; ; ,/ CONDENSED MILK ; 5
r A '■ Send for that" little boob, "Infant A.
• Health;" great value to mothers. Sent m .
•6re' N. Y. Condensed Milk Co. $
:. zi 71 Hudson Street, ; .?_ Hew Tori c J
Weak Men and Women
SHOULD USE DAMIAXA BITTERS," THE *
great ,' Mexican :._ Remedy: - gives Health and
Btrensth to the Sexual Organs.
COOK „ CO.
123 Kenrny Street.
Exquisite Lamps, Rich Cut "Glass,
Beautiful Dinner Sets, ;
Tli9 Greatest Action Me in History,
Daily at 2 o'cioc'-c p. .v. and Saturday <
. V Nisht at 8 o'clock.
*./•;!». J. BAKTiI, Anctlonaer.
AT HALF COST— WAGONS, ECGGIES, CARTS
AND HARNESS OF KVERY DE-
SCRIPTION, both New nnl
XO OFFER REFUSED —
1122-1128 MISSION STREET.
* mad:»av & ro.
for other persons bearing the name of Henry
Phelan and because it is the wish ot his
mother tiiat he take her family name of Dv
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Champagne Contract in Question
The Supreme Court yesterday decided a case
against J. J. Raver, who appealed from a
judgment in the trial court in tue suit of J. J.
Raver against J. Wolf and others. The Su
preme Court affirmed the judgment in the
lower court. The matter at issue was an
alleged breach of a written contract and an
attempt to recover. The defendants in the
suit entered into an agreement with H. Brun
hild & Co. of New York City relative to the
sale of a certain brand of champagne. This
contract was dated February 5, 1891, and was
to run five years from Its date. A complaint
was filed May 20, 1895, when damages were
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Public Astronomical Lecture.
At the meeting of the Astronomical Society
of the Pacific to be held in the hall of the
California Academy of Sciences this evening
A. M. Coiton of the Lick jObservatory will give
an historical review of " Eclipse Observa
tions," ana Mr. Burcknalter of the Chabot
Observatory will contribute a description of
the recent eclipse expedition to Japan. Both of
these lectures will be illustrated by lantern
slides. A number of other important papers
will be read by title. Any one interested in
these subjects is welcome to attend the meet
Will Be Decided Monday.
It is announced that United States Circuit
Judge McKenna will render a djcisioa in the
railroad cases next Monday morning. Tho ac
tion was brought by the Southern Pacific Rail
read to enjoin the Sate Railroad Commission
ers from putting into effect a reduction of 8
per cent on freight rates on grsin. The de
cision wili be very long, v Judne McKonna
has gone into all the fY'iuures and all the law
upon the matter under liticuion.
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When I say I cure I do not mean merely to stop
them for a time and then have them return again. I
mean a radical cure. I have made the disease of
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cases. Because others hare failed is no reason for
not now receiving a cure. Send at once for a r.reatisa
and a Free Bottle of my infallible remedy. Give fix-
press and Postotlioe address. - . --•
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FA T?TT/* 12 *'Ir»t-claß_ -\ Including
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SCHEDULE OF SAILINGS:
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Columbia ...........Dec. 4, 14, 21
Through' tickets and through baggage to all
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• ' 630 Market street.
. GOODALL. PERKINS * CO.. Superintendents
PACIFIC COAST_STEAMSUI? CO.
STEAMERS" LEAVE BKOADWAY Ji&k-
wharf, San Francisco, as follows: T,-m.T:S
. For Mary- Island, I.oi-Idk, Wrangel. Jnneau, Kll-
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For Victoria and Vancouver (B. C.), Port, Town-
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I a.m. Nov.l, 5. 9, 13, 17, 21, 26, 29, and every fourth
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Paz and Ouayinas (Mexico), steamer Orizaba, 10
a. M. _sih of each month.
' '1 he Company reserves right to change steamers
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' New Montgomery street. -■
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HAWAII, SAMOA, Ra* HONOLULU
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day. December ii. at 10 a. si. Special party rates.
S. S. ALAMKDA sails via HONOLULU and
AUCKLAND lor SYDNEY, Thursday, December
10, at VJ p. m.
■ Line to < OOLGAKDIE, Auat.,and CAPETOWN,
J. D. SPRECKELS & BROS. CO., Agents,
114 Montgomery street.
Freight Office, 327 Market at., San Francisco.
French Line to Havre. - . 7>j
i COMPANY'S PIER(NEW),42 NORTH _fMS_
V.' River, foot of Morton st. Travelers by sst*3jß
this line avoid both transit hy English railway an*
the discomfort of crowing the channel in a smalt
boat. New York to Alexandria, Egypt, via .fari*
lirst-class second-class, $iltf. ,
_.A BRKTAUNiS ....... .-.:..V..v.;...DeC. 5, Noon
LA CHAMPAG.NE. Dec 12, 6 a. _.
LA T0URA1N8...... .............. Dec. 19. 9 a. ic
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