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6U_*DAY JA-.UABY 17, 1897
Fair Sunday.— Local Forecaster McAdie.
The soldiers at tbe Presidio had a field day
yesterday and did some good work.
The Charming Auxiliary gave a concert yes
terday at the First Unitarian church.
An evening paper announce! the engage
ment of Miss Victory Bateman to Harry Kyle.
The Maria Kip Orphanage desires to have
charge oi the daughter of Mrs. Louise Worth
The brain of William M. Roe, the murderer
hanged at Napa, is to be 'preserved for the eye
of science to study. lEfll
The brothers Ehrenpfort— Hugo and George
F.— fought a lively battle on Front street on
baturday afternoon.
The proposition to hold a "night" Police
Court i*- being strongly opposed by attorneys
who practice ln the court*.
Alvarado, Fly, Queen Blazes, Scarf Pin, In
stallation, Buck and Fi Fi were the winners
at Oakland track yesterday.
Mrs. W. W. Dimond departed for Honolulu
yesterday on the steamer Coptic vowing venge
ance on her alleged traducers.
The sudden proclamation of yesterday as a
holiday proved a grave inconvenience to
many business projects and houses.
Britishers of this City are preparing^ big
demonstration on the anniversary of Queen
Victoria's sixty years' reign, June 21.
Seven sailors ot the sealing schooner
were arrested yesterday for mutinous conduct
on the high teas 150 miles off this port.
■ The steamer Snuta Rosa has been laid up for
a general overhauling, and the Queen went
out on the southern run in her place yesterday.
At a meeting of the Golden Gate Kindergar
ten Association Mr.-. Cyrus Walker was elected
president to fill the vacancy left by the death
of Sarah B. Cooper.
The wrecker Whitelaw has been doing a tow
boat business for the past week. She is very
slow, however, and the schooner Allen A, un
der sail, beat her into port yesterday.
Judge Coffey is to hear argument on the
25th in. t. in regard to the claim of Anselmo
Jose Mcria de .Laveaga to one-lourth of the
late Jose Vicente de Laveaga's estate.
The captain and owners of the French ship
Pierre Corneille bave sued George W. McNear,.
for ¥5337 50 for what is alleged to amount to ,
a breach of contract on the charter of tbe ves
The appointment of two Inspectors of Police,
provided for in the bill now before the Legis
lature, is causing considerable comment as to
who will secure the positions If the bid should
Presiding Juage Seawell has handed down a
decision sustaining Justice of the Peace Ker
rigan in demanding from .a non-resident cor
pora-ion a bond for the payment ol costs of
A steam roller ran away at the corner of !
Fulton and Baker streets yesterday, doing
considerable damage and creating much ,
alarm. Luckily no one was killed or even
injured. ■
The steamer Empire, that latterly has been
running between Portland and Coos Bay, has
been sold to Goodall, Perkins & Co., and in
future will carry coai from Coos Bay to San
Felix F. Dougherty, a native of Philadelphia,
33 years of age, ironworker, and James J.
Reavis, a native of Butte County, Cal., farmer,
35 years of age, were sworn in as policemen
The San Francisco Riding Club has decided
to hold a series of paper chases in the open
country near Inglesiae, nnd in a few weeks
the hunter's born will startle that quiet part
of San Francisco.
John T. Nash, an aged miner, died suddenly
yesterday iv a lodging-house at 13*4 Fourth
street. He had lodged there since October 27.
Nash was last engaged in Napa County in the
quicksilver mines.
Frank Mason, alias Pope, a "trusty" in the
City Prison, who made his escape in Decem
b?r, 1895, has been discovered in the prison
at Los Angeles and will be brought back to
complete his sentence.
Jokers of Santa Rosa are reported to have
imported Spring Valley Water from San Fran
cisco for Judge Daingerfield 's use while be
was hearing the great water suit of Mock
against the city of Santa Rosa. it....,,.
A petition signed by a large num Der of
bankers and merchants requesting that street
paving specifications be so changed as to
allow the use of California asphalt has been
gent to the Board of Supervisors.
Tie spiritualists of the City have taken up
the cudgels against the Rev. Dr. Farrand for
his criticism of mediums. They claim that
the pursuit of the ideal* of spiritualism con
stitutes a religion free of dogma.
The Occidental and Oriental Company's
Coptic took away for Japan and China yester
day the largest cargo oi cotton that has ever
left this port in a steamer. She also had on
board very heavy consignments of flour.
The* coming of the Swanhilda will De first
known in this City through the agency of
homing pigeons, which will be sent out to the
Farallones to-day on the pilot-boat Lady Mine
by A. Carlisle, the expert pigeon-fancier.
Rev. James R. Knodell of Los Angeles will
deliver an address before the young men at
the Christian Association building, Mason
and Ellis streets, this afternoon at 3 o'clock.
There will be special music for the occasion.
Mrs. Fisbie, who lives on McAllister street,
near Gough, compelled a Chinese yesterday to
return her $2 for a bogus lottery ticket he had
sold her about a year ago with 50 cents in
terest and chased him out of the neighbor
The never-defeated little Y. M. C. A. football
team of this City played its thirty-sixth game
yesterday afternoon at Central Park and won
from tne much heavier Lick -School team after
a spirited exhibition of football, the score
being 6 to*.
The State holiday in commemoration of fhe
defeat of the funding bill was concluded with
a public demonstration in Metropolitan Tem
ple. Lieutenant-General Jeter presided and
many prominent lenders of the fight for the
people were on the platform.
Captain Kustel of the shiD Hawaiian Isles
very nearly had Frank Butler, the murderer,
for his first mate during the voyage from New
castle to San Francisco. Butler was an hour
late in putting in an appearance, and so had
to seek a position on tbe Swanhilda.
Judge Belcher has decided in the cue of
. Dnstague against Dastague that a Judge of the
Superior Court may set aside a decree of di
vorce at any time. If a divorced -woman
should remarry and her decree should be an
nulled by the court it would place her in the
position of having two husbands.
The Amateur Athletic Union of the United
Slates has adopted a new scheme for identify
ing amateur athletes by registering and num
bering them, and has appointed as registrar
for this Btate, Nevada and Arizona, William
F. Humphrey of this City; president of the
Pacific Association of the Amateur Athletic
Could Nut Misunderstand.
Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, a former Pre
mier of the Australian colony of Victoria,
was once made the. object of a peculiar
mb arras** ment. A man on a public oc
asion presented himself to Sir Charles,
who bud been appointed to some petty
Government office after a campaign in
which there had been questionable elec
toral practices.
"I suppose," said Sir Charles, "that you
are one of my supporters?"
"Three of them," answered the man,
with a wink that was impossible to mis
kew to-dat:
Money back i
you don't like
Schillings Best.
Tea and money
at your grocers.
A Schilling & Co San Francisco
The Coming of the Murderer to Ba Heralded by
Speed of Birds Will Be Pitted
Against the Craft of a
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As Soon as the Swanhilda Is Sighted
the N.ws Will B. Winged to
This Ciiy.
This morning there will start for sea on
the pilot-boat Lady Mine, otherwise
known as the bar boat, a cote of doves, or
homing pigeons, their destination being
the Farallone Islands. Their mission is
unique— for they have a mission— one of
importance, and of singular and timely
interest. They are sent out to do some
thing unparalleled in history.
Journeying toward San Francisco on
the four-masted ship Swanhilda, Frank
Butler is, supposedly, approaching a crisis
in his life. Reputed to be the most atro
cious of all modern murderers, public an
ticipation has by him been put on edge,
and there is much anxiety to learn as
early as possible of the first ap
pearance of the Swanhilda. Strangely
enough, and beyond all probable chance
of failure, the gentlest of all animate
things, a dove, will bring in the earliest
news of the coming of the most ferocious
murderer. It is for this purpose that the
homing pigeons will to-day go out on the
Lady Mine, which will make a trip to the
Farallones for the sole purpose of carry
ing them.
Mixed in with the generally grewsome
flavor which attends this exciting man
hunt on the high sea is something of ro
mance in the combination of methods of
communication for tbe purpose in hand
when considered in the light of the pecu
liar circumstances attending.
Foremost among the birds to be carried
to the Farallones as message bearer is
Daisy, which is supposed after many tests
of speed to be with very little doubt the
most rapid homing pigeon on the Pacific
Coast. It has won laurels by flying from
Fresno and all intermediate points and
from Oroville and all intermediate points
to the lofts of A. Carlisle in Berk-ley.
Strong of wing und remarkably sagacious,
Daisy was selected to bring the first mes
sage ever sent from tbe Farallones to San
Francisco by wing power. Consequently
DBisy knows the way and has proved it's
great reliability.
Now when the Swanhilda comes boom
ing along the first place from which she
will be seen is the Farallunes. High above
the surface of the surrounding ocean rises
the lighthouse, the base of which is be
tween 300 and 400 feet above the sea level.
At the lighthouse there is a powerful tele
scope, with which oojects coming to the
horizon line can be made out clearly.
The Swanhilda is of a peculiar rig. The
nautical eye could eauily distinguish her
among other sailing ships. The descrip
tion of her has been sent forward to the
Farallones, so that she cannot well be mis
taken for any other vessel whenever she
may loom into view.
From the lighthouse a telephone line
leads down to the houses in which the
lighthouse-keepers and their families live
and tne line is also connected with the
schoolhouse in which Daisy Annette
Doud, who recently went to the Farallones,
officiates as schoolteacher. So when the
observed at the lighthouse sees the Swan
hilda, which in all probability will be
earlier tban any other person near the
California coast line, he wil! be able to
signal the fact instantaneously to Miss
Doud, who, already practiced in the flying
of pigeons, will hold he: self alert to dis
patch Daisy in a few seconds to this City.
The dovecote recently established by
A. Carlisle at the Farallones for the benefit
of shipping and the weather bureau is
only a few steps from Farallones school
house. In this dovecote the fifty pigeons
to be taken out on the Lady Mine to-day
will be placed before to-night. The sec
ond that Miss Doud hears the message
over the telephone from the lighthouse
she will run to the dovecote, and in five
The Improvised Dove-Cote on the Farallones, Whence the Homers Will Be Dispatched to This Gty.
minutes from tbe time that the Swanhilda
is sighted she will have dispatched the in
teresting news by Daisy.
The distance from the Farallones to
Berkeley is forty-five miles. ___*Dnisy knows
every foot of the way and has flown it. If
the west wind blows Daisy will be in
Berkeley* in a very little more than an
hour after the Swanhilda is first seen.
This time is reasonably fixed from recent
tests taken as examples. Daisy ha flown
over the course, with a northeast wind
blowing at the rate of twenty miles per
hour, in one hour and twenty-five min
utes. Therefore, under ordinary Circum
stances, Daisy will be in her cote within
the time' mentioned.
There will be no mistake about the
arrival of Daisy in Berkeley and no delay
in making known the arrival. On the
cote to which Daisy will fly there is a bell
which the pigeon must ring when it enters
the cote. This is an electric bell, so that
wben it is rung a signal will be im
mediately rung in Mr. Carlisle's house.
Every one in that house will be on the
alert. Upon the ringing in of this signal
the message will be taken from the cham
pion messenger and the facts in it will be
immediately telephoned to Mr. Carlisle at
his place of .business on Montgomery
street in this City. Mr. Carlisle will.
therefore.be in the enviable position of
knowing first of any one in San Francisco
that the Swanhilda has actually been
si mcd.
In fact the pigeon, Daisy, ought to be the
means of receiving the news here hours
before it can come by any other means or
route. Supposing that the Swanhilda is
first sighted at 10 a. k. the time schedule
would be something like this:
10:00*3 -Mine. Dond notified.
10:02 Message written.
10:05 — " Daisy" flies for home.
11:05— " Daisy" Beaches Berkeley.
11:05*>£ — Telephone Kings for Sunset.
11:10 (at latest)— News Reaches Mr.
Total time, 1 hour 9-, minutes.
The message which will be brought by
the homer Daisy will be inclosed in a
watertight aluminum cylinder, weighing
only eight grains, which' will not impede
the speed of the messenger. Miss Doud
has a supply of these cylinders convenient
for use, and also the paper prepared es
pecially for the reception of messages.
To make sure that everything shall be
arranged perfectly, T. D. Yarrington, an
expert with pigeons, will go out with the
birds on the Lady Mine to-day. Mr. Yar
rington goes under the directions of Mr.
Carlisle. He will give the birds to Miss
Doud, pointing out Daisy to her, that the
champion may be selected to make the
flight. BSSPPP.
Mr. Carlisle said last night that this
opportunity to get into prompt communi
cation with the Farallones on this interest
ing occasion has been afforded through
the courtesy of the Pilot Commissioners,
especially Captain Charles Mayo and Cap
tain Barker, the efficient secretary of the
commission. Through them the pilot
boat was provided especially to carry out
tbe homers. Mr. Beemer, the principal
ligbtkeeper at the Farallones, will un
doubtedly co-operate.
The birds, other than Daisy, will for the
most part be used for bringing in mes
sages from the Farallones concerning ships
Daisy, the Fleetest Homing Pigeon on the Pacific Coast. Daisy-
Will Bring the First News of the Arrival of the Swanhilda.
and weather for the use of the commer
cial community and Weather Bureau.
Several bieds may be use I to send in news
from the Swanhilda describing her x prog
ress. This is probably the first time on
earth that a dove has been employed in
helping to bring to justice a fugitive mur
Captain Merry, secretary of the Cham
ber of Commerce, who has largely bplpea
to establish the pigeon line at the Faral
lones, is much interested in this exploit*.
The Proposition Opposed by At
torneys Who Practice in
the Courts.
Whether It Will Be Carried Into
Effect Wi 1 L rgs v Depend
on Chiei Crowley.
The proposition to bold a night session
of one of the Police courts is meetin. ***ith
strong opposition from attorneys who
practice in the courts.
They sneer at the idea and say that it is
impracticable, as it would be unjust- to
the defendant in a case from the Inct that
he would not have an opportunity to pro
cure his witnesses.
"It is an absurd thing on the face of it,"
said one of the attorneys last night, "and
looks to me like a bluff to catch cheat)
popularity. True, it works well in New
York, but there they have what are
termed general sessions and special ses
- "A magistrate sits all the time in gen
eral sessions, and .when a prisoner is
arrested be is at once taken before him.
If the evidence is not sufficient to convict
the magistrate sends the prisoner home,
but if on the contrary he believes other-,
wise he remands the prisoner into cus
tody to be tried before three magistrates,
who sit during the day In special sessions."
It was pointed out to him that there
was very little difference between the sys
tem in New York and the proposed inno
vation here, but he failed to see it that
way, admitting, however, that it would be
a good thing to have, a Judge in attend
ance from 8 p. m. till 2 a. m. for the pur
pose of accepting bonds. ,
There has not yet been any meeting of
the lour Judges and the Chief of Police to
discuss the proposal, but it will probably
be held in the beginning of the week. If
the Chief should see no obstacle in the
way of holding the ni<:ht court the proba
bility is that it will be carried into effect
without delay.
A Thousand -Dollar Fire.
An alarm was sounded from box 69 at 8:20
o'clock last evening for a fire in a two-story
frame building, owned by James* O'Connor, in
the rear of 31 Perry street. Tbe lower floor of
the building is occupied by Chris Martensen
as a stable and tbe upper by John Ga mm els as
; dwelling. The damage to the building- and
ts contents amounted to about $800. A two
tory dwelling-bouse occupied by J. Hennesy,
>2 Silver street, also caught fire, and was dam
ped to the extent of $200. The cause of the
.laze is unknown.
. -_ — __. m -
He Arrived I_a.t Night and "Will Ap
pear Here ln Four Different
* Plays. -
Joseph Haworth, Mme. Mod jeska's lead
ing man, by some likened to Booth be
cause of his talent, arrived here from New
"York last nigh:, and is at the Occidental.
He will appear at the Baldwin Theater
with Modjeska to-morrow night in
Mr. Haworth appears to be little more
than 30 years of age. He is about 5 feet
10 inches high, compactly built and weigh
ing about 180 pounds. He is what would
be called a handsome man. The talented
actor said be had bad a pleasant trip
across the country.
Many San Francisco playgoers will
doubtless remember Mr. Haworth as the
hero in the thrilling melodrama "Paul
Kauvar," which caught the crowds for so
long a period. He is exceedingly versa
tile in all kinds of stage work.
He has been playing the leading part in
BretHarte's "Sue" for some time past,
and it is stated that he is to receive $500 a
week and expenses for severing his con
nection with that company. He has
played in "Magda" before, taking the part
of ihe Major. Mme. Modj_>ka thinks his
Macbeth is the most perfect she has ever
seen. '
There will be five nights of "Magda."
"Mary Stuart" will follow, and then
•'Maeueth" and "Lecouvreur" will be put
on. The company will play on tue coast
about four wee_s.
The Wreck and Restoration of One of
Keith's Great Paintings.
Keith propose-* that his canvases shall
live. One of bis best and biggest recent
works has just been through a remark
able experience nnd is about to make a
second trip to Washington and become an
example of what a great artist can do as a
tinker as well as a painter of pictures.
It will be remembered that last year
Keith painted "The Discovery of San
Francisco by Portala, 1769," for the com
petition in the portrayal of the discovery
of the bay. It was a striking picture, in
Keith's inimitable style, end last fall it
was bought by Mrs. Hearst, who admired
it greatly.
Two months ago it was shipped to her at
Washington, magnificently framed and
carefully boxed. Of ho*"* it happened
there is no story, but when it got to
Washington' the box was a wreck and
there were fourteen holes in the canvas.
An arm could go throush most of them.
Mountains were rent in twain, clouds
were torn from the soft sky and Port-'a'-<
troopers were horribly butchered. Mr.-.
Hearst shipped it back", hopeless that even
the creator could restore it, but when
Keith got over the blues he tackled the
awful wreck. A new canvas was glued to
the back and each shred was carefully
smoothed into its place. Then patiently
and skillfully each rent was filled with
paint, pressed in, and scraped smooth
when dry.
Then the original tints were laid on,
and so enthusiastic did t c painter be
come that be brightened the sunset in
honor of the resurrection and further
glorified the clouds. Now the picture is
ready to go to Washington again, and so
perfectly is the wreck repaired that the
closest inspection of both back and front
does not give the fain .est sii__*°stion that
the magnificent painting ever knew a
The work shows that a groat oil paint
ing can be mended and the tinker's art
concealed, so that for repair purposes a
fine oil painting is ahead of most other
things. . •■'.■"'
Keith is soon to be honored by having
seven of bis best California landscapes in
troduced to the attention of Washington
soe'ety people and art lovers at a recep
tion to be given by Mrs. Hearst for the
purpose in her Washington home. ,
Our Opinion
In to-day's Toyn Talk covers strongly ex
pressed criticisms upon the Police Court
method of enforcing the law, the funding bill,
the Maguire -Johnson controversy and the cur
rent issues. The Saunterer gives the latest
town gossip, political, social and otherwise,
while the musical and stage departments are
made exceptionally interesting with reviews
of the latest concerts. There is also a letter
from the Legislature and some spicy gossip
about the Capital City's 400. In fact, every
line of reading matter iv the twenty-eight
pages which form Town Talk's regular weekly
Issue is original and of the highest standard.
"A Tale of Matrimonial Mesalliances," which
tells the family history of some of our 400,
will set every ton!.. ie wagging and everybody
guessing. Town Talk can be had of any news
dealer. „:' . _ _".-•' . • *
A Y. M. 1. "Lecture.
To-morrow evening a lecture will be de
livered by Hon. M. M. Estee in Metropolitan
Hall on "The Groundwork of Our Liberties,",
under the auspices :of Washington Council,
Y. M. L This is one of the lectures that have
been arranged by the Central Lecture Bureau
of the order. The following is the programme
of the evening: Organ prelude, Miss Marie
Glorglani; opening remarks. John J. Barrett,
president of the evening; vocal solo, Mrs. F. L.
Wratteu; 'cello solo. Dr. A. T. Rege nsburger ;
lecture, "The Groundwork of Our Liberties,"
Hon. M. M. Estee; organ postlude, Miss Marie
Giorgiani. '_•'■'"■
. Fob business men or country, merchants
the Buss House is the best place in S. F.*
Strange Revelation That
Came to a Man ly a
Crookes Tube.
Charles Eisasser Saw Light and
Motion in an X-Ray
His Right Eye, Which Could Not Per
ceiv? the Sun, Saw the Weird
F uoresc.nt G ow.
Tbat the ways of the X ray with human
and other tnings are yet a long way ahead
of the finding out of them has one of its
illustrations in the remarkable experience
of a one-eyed man, whose sightless eye
was flooded with the mysterious waves in
Professor Van der Naillen's X-ray labora
tory the other day.
No doctors have known or theorized
about this case yet, as they undoubtedly
will do when tbe story is bruited among
them. Many pathologists here and
abroad have led blind people up to the
B'range flasks of emptiness called Crookes
tubes to study the po-isible effects of the
new-found vibrations on useless organs of
vision, and varied have been the results.
Some of the blind have perceived nothing.
Some have been transported by knowing
the sense of light again.
The strangeness of the case of Charles
Elsasser lies in the fact that though he
cannot perceive with his injured eye the
presence of an arc light in a room he is
able to see as a weird glowing the light of
the Crookes tube in operation, and further
more it appears brighter to his injured
than to his normal eye.
Mr. Elsa-ser is about 35 years of age,
and for some time has been assistant en
gineer at the power-house of tbe Edison
Light and Power Company. Eight years
ago, while working at a machine, a little
piece of steel struck him in bis right eye,
leaving a scar across the cornea, and oth
erwise injuring the ball.
During these sight years his right eye
has been absolutely sightless, not convey
ing even the dimmest impression of light
when it was turned to the sun* with his
left eye closely covered.
Two weeks ago curiosity about the X
rays took him to Professor Van der Nail
len's laboratory, and while ho was there
R. Leo Van der Naillen, who attends to the
X-ray experiments, thought to try the
rays on El^asser's blind eye. El-asser
covered his good eye and looked into the
flnoroscope with the otber eye; he could
see nothing.
He was asked to look directly at the
lube when it was aglow, and he instantly
said, "That's the first time in eight years
that I have seen light with that eye."
When he was asked what it looked like
he said it was a bright greenish ball of fire.
When his back was turned to the Crookes
tube and he turned to it again with his
left eye tightly covered his blind
eyo would move and fix it-elf on the
light as any normal eye will. Further
more, when a hand was out over t'-e light
it brought darkness to him, and when
fingers were opened and closed between
the light and his eye he could see the
movement as that of shadows.
Young Mr. Van der Naillen was much
interested and arranged for further ex
periments, but two or three days later El
sasser caght bis arm in a belt and had it
crushed so that it had to be amputated.
He is now ih St. Mary's Hospital, on the
way to recovery, and there he yesterday
confirmed the story of his experience,
though he was not inclined to discuss it
much under the circumstances.
"I had not seen light with that eye for
eight years," he said, "but I not only saw
that light but it seemed brighter to that
eye than to my good one."
As he gets along very well with one eye,
he is naturally not as deeply interested in
the discovery as he would be if he were
totally blind, but the scientific interest of
the case is just as great.
Citizens Residing Near Twin Peaks
I. aye Organized for Improvement.
The residents and property-owners of
Eureka Valley organized "themselves into
an improvement club last night on Dan
vers street, at which the following officers
were elected: President, S. Wyatt; sec
retary, S. N. Norton; executive commit
tee— 8. Wyatt, James C. Brown, James
Quinu, M. Mibnch, H. Schroeder, H.
Schliemann and A. Petzold. ,
The principal topic brought before the
club was the extending of Seventeenth
street frora Douglass to Clara avenue,
where it joins the Corbett road.
This question has long been agitated
by the people of Eureka Valley and has
been before courts for a number oi years.
Until - a decision is rendered by the Su
preme Court the vexed question will re
m .in in statu quo.
A resolution was introduced asking the
Board of Supervisors to add two electric
lights on State street, between Castro and
Duncan, and one on* Merritt street.
The following delegates were elected to
the Associated Improvement Clubs: S. N.
Norton, S. Wvatt, H. S. Drieschmann,. M.
Mibach and E. Mcßride.
Gladiators Who Have Filtered for the
Tournament This Month.
The following are the entries for the
Olympic Club's wrestling tournament,
which will take place on the 28th inst.:
125-pound class —J. Meagles, Columbia
Athletic Club; H. Gelder, Oakland Athletic
Club; F. Butler, Olympic Club. 135-pound
class— J. J. Phillips, Olympic Club; L. Mam
bock, Columbia Athletic Club; _"*. G. Ely,
Olympic Club. 145-pound class— G. Eckhardt,
Olympic Club; R. .wixson, . Oakland Athletic
Club; F. G. Ely, Olympic . Club. 158-pound
class— R. B. Cornell and G. Biidebrant, Olym
pic Club; C. Peterson, Columbia Athletic Club;
D. Mahoney, Olympic Club; F. Hoffmann, San
Francisco Turn Vereln. Heavy-weights— R. B.
Cornell, D. Mahoney and G. Hiidebrant,
Olympic Club; Charles Peterson. Columbia
Athletic Club. Special match at 136 pounds
N. Brown, Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland,
and C. T. Kreling of the Olympic Club.
Members can invite their lady friends
to see the gladiators on the mat, and Pro
fessor Meihling has given his word and
honor that he will look as pretty as a
peach when called upon to explain the
difference between a choke hold and a
crotch lock.
Frank Mason, Alias Pope, Discovered ln
the Icon Angeles Prison.
Frank Mason, alius Pope, while, a
"trusty" in the City Prison made his
escape in December, 1895. He was dust
ing Captain Wittman's room, and gave
the policeman who was watching him the
slip. 'He had been sentenced to a year's
imprisonment three : months before ■ for
steal me tome tools from; the warehouse of
Scott, Sioss & Miller. , : *
The police learned yesterday that Mason
had * been sentenced in Los Angeles on
December 16 last to five months' impris
onment for petty larceny there, and when
be has served his term he wiil be brought
back here.
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ife tea is tea. So any flour is flour. But grades differ. QJ
(jQ You want the best. It's so with sarsaparilla. There §£
*& are grades. You want the best. If you understood jj^J
fox sarsaparilla as well as you do tea and flour it Jfk
£% would be easy to determine. But you don't. How £?_;
lis? should you ? 4S
vjj? should you ? 4ih
ftp When you are going to buy a commodity «3?
Jjg whose value you don't know, you pick out an old gy\
Cq established house to trade with, and trust their 5*
]|JS experience and reputation. Do so when buying £y)
fjC> sarsaparilla. 9£
iIS Ayer's Sarsaparilla I? 'is been" on the market £j)
(JO fifty years. Your grandfather used Ayer's. It is a &
*$> reputable medicine.. There are many sarsaparillas. &3
6? Butpnly one Ayer's. IT CURES. .. , SK*.
Speculation Rife as to
the Lucky Ap
They Will Be Selected From
the Present Six Cap
If the Bill Before the Legislature
' Should Pass There Will Be Pro
motions Along the Line.
The police bill now before the Legisla
ture has been a leading topic of conversa
tion among the members of the depart
ment since its introduction.
The fact that a bill providing for an
increase in the salaries of the Chief to
$5000, captains to $2500 and detectives to
$1800 would be submitted to the Legisla
ture was published in The Call several
weeks ago, but it was not known that pro
vision had been made for the appointment
of two inspectors at a salary of $3000 each
until the bill" was introduced about a
week ago.
It is this new feature tbat has caused so
much talk in the department. The origi
nal idea was to provide for the appoint
ment of a Deputy Chief at a salary of
$3000, but this has apparently been aban
doned and two inspectors substituted,
which is more in accordance with the
custom that prevails in the police depart
m nts in the large Eastern cities.
The appointment of inspectors is looked
upon as a step in the right direction, as
they would assume a large amount of the
responsibility and duties that is now
borne entirely by the Chief.
The probability is that the City would
be divided into two districts. Cne inspector
would have charge of the district now
controlled by Captain Wittman and Cap
tain Dunlevy, which includes the water
front, and the other the district controlled
by Captian Spillane and Captain Galen,
including the Potrero.
The inspectors would have absolute
power in their respective districts, but of
course they would be subject to the orders
of the Chief, and each would have his
headquarters in the district assigned to
him. _*Ss*__o
Already speculation is. rife as to who
will be the fortunate ones if the bill
should pass and receive the Governor's
signature. The bill provides that the in
spectors shall be selected from the six
captains, viz.: Lees, Wittman, Spillane,
Gillen, Dunlevy and Robinson. It is be
lieved that Captain Lees would not care
tQ retire from the position he has so ad
mirably filled for nearly half a century to
accept tbe position as inspector, as in the
event of Chief Crowley retiring soon he
would in all probability succeed him.
Captain Robinson is in charge of the
City Prison, and the other four have each
the control of a district. The two lucky
ones would, therefore, be selected frem
these five, and Wittman and Spillane are
said to be at the head of the list.
The promotion of two of the captains to
be inspectors would necessitate the pro
motion of two lieutenants to fill the vacan
cies. There are five lieutenants, viz.:
Birdsali, Burke, Bennett, Hanna and
Esola. The names of the two first men
tioned are spoken of, and their promotion
would in turn lead to the promotion of
two sergeants to be lieutenants, and of
m owl "
Dr. Ira Baker's Tar and Wild Cherry
Cough B.lsam, Safe, Sure and
Quick, Cures Coughs, Colds and
We are selling good Whisky for medi-
cal and family use. Buy it of us yoa
save money and get the best.
Walker's Canadian Club, 8. size fl bottle
Martin's Baltimore Rye, 81 50 5ize'....... $1 bottle
Cutter's Bourbon Whisky, 81 25 size. ...85c ttle
Allen's Pure Walt Whisky, 81 2- size.. ..85c bottle
Hermitage Whisky, 81 5ize......; 75c bottle
'Stanford's Vina Brandy, 81 50 size 81 bottle
Jockey Club Rye Whisky, 81 50 size. 81 bottle
Blue Grass Bourbon Whisky, 81 60 slzn.'.fl bottle
Burkes Old Iri .h Whisky, 81 75 size. .81 25 bottle
Fine Old Pepper Whisky, 91 50 size 90- bottle
Hennessy Three- -tar Brandy, 82 50 size. 82 bo tie
1128 Market St.. San Francisco.
Cor. Tenth and Broadway, Oakland.
320 South Spring St., Los Angeles.
two. patrolmen to be sergeants, so that
there would be promotion all along the
The Halcht-Street (.rounds T. ill Ko
Open Afternoon and .livening.
The Chutes will be reopened to-day, and
in the afternoon Brown, the one-legged
cyclist, will coast down the long slide and
land in the lake on his wheel; Kosto will
walk down the chutes on a globe, and
there will be a potato-race. In the even
ing Brown and Kosto will repeat their
performances, and the ammatoscope will
show a number of new scenes. Sunday
afternoon and evening the principal at
traction will be Bristol's thirty perform
ing horses, ponies and donkeys.
The Piute Baseball Team.
If Mr. Pulsifer, the manager of the Indian
baseball team, can carr*' out all that he desires
San Francisco will have a chance to see the
most novel entertainment ever given on a ball
field, as the Indians are great runners and
throwers. He will give prizes not only for
those performances but others that will be
more than interesting and funny, and the
Alerts will have a chance to win some of them.
The game will be called at the regular hour,
and from that time until dark every one will
see something worth looking at.
Arrested on Suspicion.
Joseph Oliver, a young/man, was arrested
yesterday morning by Policeman M. L. Mul
lender and when searched a piece of iron, a
"jimmy" and a knife tied up in a sack were
found in .is po**s*ssion. He >vas locked up in
the "tanks," pending an investigation. He
tells a n.ausible story and' will probably be
Derby Check Suitings.
Silk and Wool Mixtures, neat designs, ±.{J\J.
good colorings, 36 inches wide,
regular value at 40c... .....Per Yard
Market-street store only.
Aberdeen Cheviot Suitings.
Light and Dark Colorings, strictly all '/ K/_
wool, stripes and mottled effects, fcjUO-
width 30 to 40 inches, price has
been 50c Per Yard
; • _ Market-street store only.
_ .
Dress Silks.
Black Brocade Gros Grain Dress Silks, _J*_. 0_
Black Brocade Gros Grain Dress Silks, UUU.
heavy quality, choice designs, that '
are good value at 85c Per Yard
On sale at both stores.
Drapery Silks. NO
Printed Drapery Silks, 32 inches fl ["i
wide, choice colors and designs /t\P
that were 50c. Gilt Printed Heavy U\J\Js
Grade Silks for drapery uses, 36
.Inches wide, were 50c Per Yard
.'.--*■ . \On sale at both stores.
„.' FOR ■ *'
Buttons or clasps, up to date in /hi
make and embroidery. "Every V*!
pair guaranteed"....... (Jf Xt
1220-1222-1224 Market St. \
TC Jr'Tr" A T Properly prepared and
\\l\ i""'' f\ I promptly served, can
AYXJL____ mmmmmtt always be obtained in
Decided iv the AT A/*» I '
E B _;S. r ALACfc
ment in town. »m_-_i-nj ____n ■ . —

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