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PUCKETT PROVES
TO BE A WINNER
A Clever Athlete Turned
Out by the Presidio
Soldiers.
Fernandez Also Made a Fine
Showing in the Field
Day Sports.
Thousands of Interested Spectators
Assemble to Witness the Tourney
on the Reservation-
The soldiery of Uncle Sain had a long
and earnest day of athletics yesterday at
the Presidio. Out of nineteen events
twelve were pulled off between 9:30 in the
morning and nightfall, before an audience
of a thousand people, mostly soldiers and
ladies, the civilians being but sparsely
represented.
Sergeant R. Puckett, the star athlete of
the Presidio, made a magnificent record,
SERGEANT R. PUCKETT, the Hero of the Presidio Athletic
Events Yesterday.
winning five of the greatest events in
which he participated.
Packett has won twenty first prizes ana
has never lost in any event in which he
has ever taken part in these monthly field
contests.
He won the 220-yard dash in :23 4-5; F.
Engstrom second.
Company A, infantry, defeated Com
pany Gin wail-scaline. Time, 1:39 1-5.
Fernandez and Vann captured first and
second places in the 440-yard bicycle race.
Time, :33.
Robertson won with 16 points, Sovelev
ski second with 8 points, in the broad
sword contest.
Puckett first and Kelly second in tho
"retiring sharpshooters' " contest. Time,
56 seconds.
Tent-pitching— Troop X first, Company
A second. Time, 3:30.
Bayonet race— Puckett first, Herold sec
ond. Time. 1:15.
Fernandez won the "dead body rescue"
contest, Enghlundh second. Time,
1:06 2-5.
Fozer, Fernandez and Horrison won in
the order named in the vaulting and hur
die contest.
Fernandez captured the mounted gym
nastic event with Enghlnndh a close sec
ond.
Puckett won the 880-yard go-as-you
please race; Engstrom came second.
Time, 2:30.
In the cavalry skirmish Fernandez,
Corporal Keilty and Sergeant MotUtt took
the honors in the positions named.
Light Battery C defeated Light Battery
Fin the gun-detachment contest. Time,
2:42.
Thomas G. Canon, second lieutenant,
Fourth Cavalry, was starter; referee,
.First Lieutenant Neil, Fourth Cavalry.
BLAZE ON EDDY STREET
Property Valued at Over $10,000
Consumed in a Short
Time.
The Flames Originated in a Peculiar
Way— Tenants Suffer Loss by
Smoke and Water.
Shortly before noon yesterday a fire
broke oat in the dressmaking and reno
vating establishment of W. N. Swasey,
142 Eddy street, and damaged the build
ing in which the store is located to the
extent of $10,000. An alarm was Bounded
through box 96, but by the time the
engines arrived the fire was under such
headway that a second alarm had to be
turned in.
The tire had its origin in a peculiar way.
J. Monahan, one of the tailors in the era
ploy oi Swasey, was cleaning a vest with
benzine, when a match secreted in one of
the pockets of the garment ignited. In
stantly the garment was in a blaze, and a
moment later the inflammable material
in the vicinity was in flames. The worK
men had barely time to escape with their
lives, for in two minutes more the in
terior of the workshop was a seething fur
nace.
Jhe fire was confined to the rear portion
of the block. The firemen worked expe
ditiously and succeeded in keeping the
blaze within narrow limits. Meanwhile
the flats over the stores were deluged with
water, the damage being largely confined
to this source.
Miss Sophie Hill, occupying the flat at
No. 138, suffered a loss of $500 to furniture
and carpets, covered by insurance.
Mrs. Augusta Cash, a dressmaker at
No. 140, lost several sewing-machines and
a quantity of dresses which were ready
for delivery. In addition to this her
household goods were greatly damaged.
Her loss will reach $750. No insurance.
W. N. Swasey, the tailor at No. 142,
states that his loss will amount to $1000,
partly insured. He was not present when
the lire broke out, and he could give n
explanation as to its origin.
Sam Hop & Co., dealers in ladies' and
children's underwear, suffered consider
able damage by ssnoke and water. They
estimate their loss at $750. covered by in
surance.
The fiats numbered 146 and 148 were
slightly damaged, the loss footing up
about $300. Mrs. Tate, who keeps a deli
cacy-store at 150, was damaged to the ex
tent of $1000. Her kitchen, filled with
utensils and a variety of goods, was totally
destroyed. She carries insurance to the
amount of $1500.
N. Nev, dealer in tailors' trimmings,
dressmaking supplies, etc, at 152, states
that his stock, worth $7000, is almost
ruined. The place was baaly torn up and
the rear part totally destroyed. His in
surance is $3500.
Mrs. Samuel S. Sample, at 154, and
Harry Lask at 156. suffered heavy losses.
Both flats were flooded with water and
the rear portions were burned away. It
is estimated that their loss will be $700
each.
A. C. Drewitz, a druggist at No. 158, suf
fered slight damage. He was sick abed at
the time the a. arm was turned in, and was
awa&ened just in time to escape the fi.-tmes.
His room on the upper floor was almost
gutted. His loss will not exced $500.
Captain Coni6tock estimates the total
los- at about $10,000. Tbe fire was an ob
stinate one, and had it not been for the
good worit of tbe laddies the whole block
might have been destroyed.
• — ♦— •
Fitzilmmon* Was Not Challenged.
Judge Cofley startled Attorneys Mhoon and
Goodfellow yesterday afternoon by demand
ing. "Well, gentlemen, does either of you
wish to challenge Mr. Fitzsimmons ?"
The name of Patriot Fitzslmmons had just
been called as a juror in the case of A. W. Reay
against George Heazleton, administrator of
the Xreadwell estate.
Mr. F'.tzsimmons stood in the jury-box await
ing the pleasure of the lawyers. Both agreed
that they did not care to challenge him, and
he was sworn to try the cause amid the ap
proving smiles of the spectators.
ASSUME LEGAL BONDS.
The Unemployed Inc3rporate for
Mutual Benefit and
Support.
A Plan to Build a Home and to Care
lor Those Oat of
Work.
The organized unemployed have de
rided to incorporate. The capital stock
of their ambitious prospective "Home
and Help Supply Association" has been
modestly placed at $1,000,000. The idea is
to build a home for those out of work.
Taylor Rogers drew up the articles that
were finally adopted last night with but
two dissenting votes among over 200 dol
larless men.
The articles provide for a home in this
City and permit the exercise of about
every corporate function imaginable in
connection with the very suggestive move
adopted for the organization.
Stiares have been modestly placed at $1
each, with no takers yet. But the organi
zation has on hand now $17£ vlt had $60
more two days ago, but had to buy pro
visions.
The directors are: Leffingwell, Merrill,
Wright, Munn, Colioby, Miller and Ryan.
The articles will be filed at once and at
a cost of $15.
Yesterday only eighty-five men pre
sented themselves for work on the boule
vard. They straggled out, many of them
arriving over an hour late. At noon hot
soup in plentiful quantities was supplied
to the workers by the superintendent of
the Almshouse. It will be furnished
every day, as Messrs. Ellert and Devany
have so arranged.
The fund has reached the sum of
$7868 50, almost nothing being contributed
yesterday.
MISSED THE COIN.
George A. Root's Drugstore on Sixth
and Howard Streets .Entered
by Burglars.
The drugstore of George A. Root, on the
southeast corner of Howard and Sixth
streets, was entered by burglars Monday
night, but nothing was taken from the
premises.
The burglary was reported at police
headquarters and Detective Crockett was
pnt on the case, but so far no arrests have
been made.
STRUCK BY A CAR.
Ids Dolan, a Voting Girl, Injured on
Fourth Street.
Ida Dolan, a girl 12 years of age living
at 38 South Park, was crossing Fourth
street, near Folsom, last evening when
she was knocked down by electric car
503, .but fortunately fell ontside the track.
The girl was taken to the Receiving
Hospital, where Dr. Rinne found that she
had escaped w>th a contusion of the left
foot and a contusion and abrasion of the
leltaxilla.
The girl said that the motorman did not
ring the bell, and she did not know the
car was so close upon her.
A Short Will.
The following brief will was filed In the Pro
bate Court yesterday:
1 bequeath all to my daughter, Fanny Bar
then, house and lot, in addition to all my
household goods, without bondsmen.
Antoine Harthen.
The estate is hrH to be worth $1500.
Tried to Stup a Kanaway.
John B. Laureole, a laborer living at 16
Hunter place, tried to stop a runaway at
Front and Clark streets last evening, and was
knocked down. He sustained a iacerated
wound of the scalp and left elbow, and an
abrasion of the right arm. He was taken to
the .Receiving Hospital.
Advances ruade on furniture and pianos with
or without removal. Noonan, 1017-1073 MUiloa.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1897.
MRS. HINCKLEY HAS
ANOTHER BIG SUIT
She Agreed to Buy Mrs.
Hall McAllister's
Miramonte.
For That Beautiful Property She
Promised to Pay
$95.000
Now the Heir to Thomas H. Blythe's
Millions Wishes to Repudiate
Her Bargain.
i
Florence Blythe Hlnckley inherited a
goodly snare of litigation with the estate
that was accorded to her as the heir of the
late Thomas Blythe, and now she seems
to have acquired a new lot of legal trouble
on her own account, as a suit has been
filed to compel her to buy the "Mira
monte" property in Marin County, for
merly owned by the eemmet lawyer, Hall
McAllister, now dead, and to pay $95,000
for the same.
The plaintiffs nnmed in the complaint
are Marion Wagner and Elliott McAl
lister an trustee for Marion Wagner, indi
vidually, Edith McAllister Newlands,
Hall McAllister Jr. and Eva McAllister.
The story as told in the complaint is to
the effect that on the 18th of January,
1892, and at the time of the execution and
delivery of the written agreement of sale,
Louise M«Allister, widow of Hall McAl
lister, both now dead, was the owner of
the property described as Miramonte;
that an agreement was entered into by
Mrs. McAllister and the defendant, Flor
ence Hinctley Blythe (the^n Florence
Blythe), whereby Mrs. McAllister agreed
to sell to Mr?. Hinckley the entire Mira
ruon c property for $95,0U0.
Mrs. Hinclcley in the agreement prom
ised to pay within six months from t tie
date of the final judgment of the court
confirming Mrs. iiinckiey in her right to
the possession of Thomas H. Blythe's
estate. Before her death in 1896 Mrs. Mc-
Allister deeded the Miramonte property
in trust to her children, with the under
standing and instruction that the condi
tions of the agreement with Mrs. Hinck
ley should be carried out.
Prior to March 2, 1897, more than six
months had elapsed alter the final decision
rendered in the Blythe estate, and the
second day of March the heirs of Mrs.
McAllister made a formal tender in writ
ing to Mr*. Hinckley offering to carry out
the provisions of the original contract, and
demanded she should keep her promise,
but she refused to pay the $95,000 or to
carry out her agreement In any way, noti
fying the puiiiiiiffs in writing that she did
not intend then or at any time to carry
out her agreement in that regard.
For this reason the plaintiffs demand
judgment against Mrs. Hinckley to com
pel ncr to specific performance of her con
tract, and they offer to give her a deed to
the property on payment of the $95,000.
ST, PATRICK'S DAY,
Continued from Seventh Page.
to attend the St. Patrick's banquet In London,
you will not be surprised to hear thai I cannot
accept ihecourteouß and kindly invitation of
the Knights of St. Patrick in San Francisco.
But I am none the less pleased— none the less
proud— to have received that invitation. I
have many genial personal memories of San
Francisco, ana am always living in the hope
of seeing it again.
Do not be too much discouraged about the
dissensions in the Irish National party. I de
plore them, and my memory goes back to the
days when we were nil siauding together, side
by side, in front of ihe euemy as comraaeß and
as brothers. But the dissensions are personal
rather than political, and tnere is not a single
question vital to the interests of Ireland on
which all Nationalist members would not b:
compelled to vote in the same division lobby.
1 am sorry I cannot attend your banquet,
but as our national poet, Thomas Moore, says:
"My soul, happy friends, shall be with you
that night." With best wishes, very truly
yours. Justin McCarthy,
To John Mulhern, Esq.
Other letters were received from Arch
bishop Riordan, Senators Septien M.
White and Geori»e M. Per-kim, Congress
man Maguire; D. R. McNeil 1, chief of the
Caledonian Society ; Thomas Price of the
Cambrian Society and W. 8 Burnett.
Archbishop Riordan's letter was to the
following effect:
Corresponding Secretary, Knights of St. Pat
rick— Dear Sir: 1 beg leave to acknowledge
with thanks your invitation to banquet
ou St. Patrick's day. While unable to
be present, I am deeply interested in all
such gatherings since they tend to
strengthen the attachment of our people to
the traditions of the land irom which so many
of them came, and at the same time be the oc
casion of expressing their heartfelt loyalty to
the institutions under which they live.
Wishing the Knights of St. Patrick a * cry
pleasant reunion, 1 remain, sincerely yours,
P. W. Riordan,
Archbishop of San Francisco.
Colonel Thomas F. Barry responded to
the toast of "The Day We Celebrate."
Joseph Hawortb, the well-known actor,
recently the leading member of Modjes
ka's company, recited "bhamus O'Brien"
in superb style and received an ovation.
James R. Kelly acknowledged the toast
of "The United states of America* in a
scholarly and thoughtful speech, in which
he ascribed the liberty ot the American
people to their reverence for law.
The remaining toasts were as follows:
"The Heroes and Martyrs of Ireland,"
eloquently acknowledged by R. 0. O'Con
nor; "The City of San Francisco," ac
knowledged by Mayor Phelan, and "Our
Kindred Societies," acknowledged by D.
R. McNeill.
Knights of the
Red Branch BalL
Many hundred couples ushered out St.
Patrick's day at the twenty>eignth anni
versary ball of the Irish Nationalists of
San Francisco, which was given under the
auspices of the Knights of the Red Branch
at Odd Fellows' Hall last evening.
The dance commenced shortly after 9
o'clock and it was not until lonjc after
midnight before the last weary couple,
tired of the mazes of the waltz, left the
hall.
The Irish Nationalists were determined,
notwithstanding the fact that they were
forced to accept a hall smaller than was
wished for, to make the ball a success,
and a success it was, both socially and
financially.
An Enthusiastic Throng
at the Pavilion.
There was a vast concourse of enthusi
astic devotees of St. Patrick's day at the
Mechanics' Pavilion in the evening. Esti
mates placed the number present at
14,000, and the number was composed of a
jolly, good-humored crowd withal.
Certainly the entertainment provided
was calculated to put the audience in the
nigbest spirits. Rarely, if ever, has there
been presented in this City such a choice
collection of Hibernian and American
scenes as that shown on the large screen
at the west end of the hall, varied by ap
propriate music.
The stereopticon exhibition, the full
programme of which baa been published
in The Call, passed off trith great suc
cess, and Roncovieri's American Concert
band (Alfred Roncovieri, director) and
the grand chorns under the direction of
Professor John W. McKenzie, carried the
immense house by storm. "God Save
Ireland" by the chorus was specially ad
mired.
The successful celebration was held
under the auspices of the following
officers of the convention : John Mulbern,
president; George E. Gallagher, vice
president; J. J. Moran, recording secre
tary; P. D. Multaney, financial secretary;
P. H. Flynn, chairman of finance com
mittee; Jeremiah Deasy, treasurer.
PUTTING HOENS ON A VIPEB.
Cerastes Viper With False "Horns"
I'indg Its Way Into a Collection.
The "painted sparrow" trick, by which
simple peop'e are inveigled into buying a
worthless bird in the belief that they are
purchasing a rare foreign songster, is well
known. It is, perhaps, the most flagrant
example practiced in this country of the
art of preparing animals for sale so that
they may appear other than they are.
Strange stories are also told of the misdi
rected ingenuity— sometimes accompanied
by cruelty — employed in "faking" animals
for exhibition in order to deceive the
jud es and secure for the birds or beasts
exhibited priz-s to which, on their merits,
they would not be entitled.
But all the stories of "faked" birds,
dogs and cats fade into insignificance
when compared with the sublime audac
ity of tie genius who fitted one of tne
cerastes vipers, now in the reptile-house
of the Zooioeical Gardens, Regents Park,
with a pair of artificial "horns."
It is well known that in the males — and
also in some female: — of this deadly Afri
can snake there is, a little above the eye,
a horn-like process covered with sc-ales,
which accounts lor their popular name of
" horned vipers." Presumably, native
collectors obtain a high price for these
reptiles when the "horns" are present
than is paid by the dealers for specimens
without these adornment!-, for the story
is current that art has ofcen covered the
deficiencies of nature, and supplied horns
to reptiles which would otherwise have
been hornless.
One of the horned vinors now in the
Zoological Gardens shows that there is
some foundation for the tale. Two smalt
spines, perhaps those of a hedgehog or the
tips of porcupine quills, have been deftly
inserted in the skin ot the venomous rep
tile in the place where the true "horns"
ought to be. The fraud must have been
attended with considerable danser to the
perpetrator. It could have been no easy
matter to hold a venomous snake, to
make two incisions in the skin and to in
sert the spines therein. It was done prob
ably while the peck of the vipor was held
between ths index finger and tne thumb
of the left hand, thus leaving the _ right
band free for the insertion of the spines.
Directly the attention of the visitor is
drawn to the fact by the keeper of the
reptile-house, the difference between the
true and lal?e "horns" is so startling that
one is surprised that the fraud escaped
detection for a moment. As may be seen
from other specimens in the same case,
the true horns harmonize with the color
ing of the scales of the neati, and bend
backward in a •_ entle curve; while the
false ones show dark ami light bands,
stand up almost vertically from the head
and slope slightly outward from base to
tip. It is said that such frauds are by no
means rare. This-, .however, is probably
the first instance of a cerastes viper fitted
with false "horns" having found its way
into the zoological collection of a learned
society. — London Standard.
WELLINGTON'S PAMOUS GHAEGEB
The English General ■■ode Copenhagen
at the Battle of Waterloo.
At 4 o'clock on the morning of the day
that Wellington defeated Napoleon he
mounted his celebrated charger, Copen
hagen, and remained in the saddle for
eight hours. Copenhagen was a powerful
chestnut, a grandson of Eclipse, the
famous English racehorse, and cost the
Duke in 1813 400 guineas. When the
battle of Waterloo was won, June 18, 1815,
and Wellington had held his historic in
terview with Blucher the Duke dis
mounted about 10 o'clock. As Copen
hagen was led nway by the groom he
playfully threw out his heels as s good
night salutation to his victorious master.
The lie! d marshal's last act before leaving
Sirathfaeld Saye on a brief absence^ a few
days before Copenhagen's death, was to
walk out to the paddock to pat his Water
loo charger and give him some chololate
creams or other similar dainties, of which
no was inordinately fond.
For a dozen or more years before he
died Copenhagen was only twice surrepti
tiously saddled by the Duke's eldest son,
but led the easy, comfortable career of a
w«*ll-pensioned veteran who had retired
from the activities of life. The second
Duke of Wellington, who died in 1884,
erected two monuments on the grounds
of Strathneld Raye, that line estate pre
sented to the "Iron Duke" by the British
Government for a day's work at Watorloo.
One of these, a superb irutrDle column, is
to tbe memory of his illustrious father,
the other to that of Copenhagen.
The former stands just outside the
park at the point where, immedi
ately in front of one of the lodges,
the London road meets at right ancles
upon that which connects Reading with
Basingstroke. A simple marble tomb
stone standing under the shadow of a
spreading Turkish oak marks the spot
where the brave horse was buried with
military honors, and bears the following
inscription, from the pen of the second
Duke: "Here lies Copenhagen, the
charger ridden by the Duke of Wellington
the entire day of the battle-, of Waterloo.
Born 1808, died 1836."
God's humbler Instrument, though meaner clay.
.Should share the glory of that glorious day.
The first Duchess of Wellington, with
whom Copenhagen was a great favorite,
wore a bracelet of his hair, as did several
of her lriends, and on the occasion of the
writer's last visit to Stratbtield Saye, In
September. 1883, he received from the sec
ond Dukn a little sheaf of the charger's
mane and tail, as well as a precious lock of
the Waterloo hero's hair. It may be men
tioned in passing that Sir William
Gomm's redoubtable Waterloo charger,
"Old George," who died at the ace of 33,
is buried under a stone seat at Stoke
Pogis, the scene of Gray's familiar and
beautiful elegy.— Our Animal Friends..
Bird Stories.
It is no.t lair for cats and dogs to carry
off all the glory. Allow me to tell two
stories from my own personal experience
of gratitude in a gooae, of humor In a ra
ven. 1 was walking one day with a friend
through his poultry-yard, when a jiooso
hurried up to him, fondly rubbed its neck
against his trousers and followed him
about everywhere. He told me that he
had once rescued it from being done to
death by its feathered companions because
it bad a broken wing. Could any un
ieathered biped have shown e; eater affec
tion? May we not say with Wordsworth:
A'a-! ihe gratitude of men
Bath ofteuer left me mouraing.
And now for the raven. I had been
taking duty lately in the tower for my
friend, the chaplain, when my slumbers
were disturbed by the raucous croaking of
a venerable raven of unknown antiquity,
but, by all accounts, the oldest inhabitant
there. By his jaunty hopping about
under cannons and shady trees, he clearly
shows that he considers the entire pre
cincts to have been provided for his com
fort by a grateful nation. On returning
one day from lunching with Ihe Governor,
to whom I complained of his sleep
destroying noises, I found my gentleman
perched on the back of a garden-chair. I
solemnly admonished him of his offenses
against the church. He listened calmly,
without sound or movement. When 1
concluded my homily, he turned up bis
right eye to me and deliberately winked.
1 fled.— London Spectator. •
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WELLER SENT TO
THE COUNTY JAIL
A Large Sharp Glass Found
in His Box of To
bacco.
Hs Could Have Easily Ended
His Life With the Keen
Implement
A Fear fhat He Wou'd Do So Was
What C. us. d Marshal Baldwin to
Make tha Change.
Lee Weller, alias Newman, alias many
other names, who is wanted in Australia
for many murders, was sadly surprised in
the City prison yesterday noon. United
States Marshal Barry Baldwin and Dep
uty Gallagher toot the sailor in a hack to
the County Jail on Broadway and placed
him in the custody of Chief Jailer Sat
teriy for safe-fceeping.
For several days past Marshal Baldwin,
who has had charge of tne notorious pris
oner, has been very uneasy at reports
published to the effect that Weller had
Actual Size of the Sharp Glass
Found in Lee Welter's Tobacco-
Box.
declared that he would never be returned
to Australia alive; that he would commit
suicide first. So Mr. Baldwin decided that
the City prison is not sufficiently safe.
At that place Welier has been permitted
to receive his sailor friends and females
whose admiration for murderers over
comes all modesty. He saw that with
hundreds of persons coming and going
through the City prison, many of whom
have made Welier presents of cigars,
fruit, candy and bouquets, there was
plenty of opportunity tor some one to
pass to the prisoner a vial of poison or
even a sharp knife with which tbe sailor
might fulfill his threat and end his life.
Tne fact that morphine had already
been found on the prisoner of itself was
sufficiently alarming to warrant making a
change.
So yesterday Marshal Baldwin called
British Consul J. W. Warburton, to whom
he stated the case and asked if the British
Government would stand the expense of
hiring special watchers to guard the pris
oner in the County Jail until the Presi
dent's order of extradition and tbe trans
fer of Welier to the Australian authorities
arrives. Consul Warburton appreciated
the situation and stated that alter going
to so much expense the Government
would not hesitate to expend a few dollars
more to insure the safety of the prisoner.
Accordingly the latter was removed in a
hack to the County Jail, much to his dis
gust. To him the change meant no more
cigars, candy, flowers or Jruit; no more
gossiping with friends and misguided
and sentimental females.
Weiler was assigned to cell 40, but be
fore being placed in his new quarters Chief
Jailer Satterly searched the prisoner thor
oughly. Among his effects Weiler carried
a cigar-box in which were a number of
cheap cigars and a quantity of cut-plug
smoking-tobacco. In the bottom, care
fully concealed by the tobacco and cigar*,
was found a large piece of sharp glass
with which the prisoner couid easily nave
ended his life.
Ht smiled grimly as tbe glass fell to the
floor, but made no answer when asked
what h-- intenied to do with it.
The glass was apparently broken from
the side of a small whisky-flask, and one
edge curled up close to where the neck tits
to the shoulder of the bottle. The lower
part of the glass had beet) broken so as to
form a gradual bevel terminating with an
( edjre like a knife. It was sharp enough to
have cut wood. On the upper part also
was a sharp beveled edge that cou'd have
been used to deadly effect by a desperate
man with the prospect of the gallows star
ing him in the face.
Of course, the prisoner would not tell
bow he became possessed of the glass, but
it is suspected that he enjoyed the con
tents of the bottle before he broKe out the
large piece lcr future use, if he decided
that drastic measures were nece?sary.
Every other portion of the man's cloth
ing and effects were cirefully examined,
but nothing else of an alarming nature
was found. He was placed in cell 42. but
to-day he will bo placed in cell 40. From
now on two of the Sheriff's men, depu
tized as United States Marshals, and a
man from the Marshal's office will take
eight-hour watches with the prisoner until
the neces-<ary papers arrive from Wash
in ton. The Marshal will feel greatly re
leived when he is finally free of nis bur
densome charge.
Butler was constantly revolving schemes
in nis mind for the purpose of delaying
his inevitable departure for Australia to
stand trial for his crimes.
At the time he was anxious to procure
morphine from a newspaper man, Victor
S. Wolf, a prisoner who is waiting 'is pre
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lmiinary examination for obtaining money
by false pretenses, was put in the cell
with him, so that be could give warning
of any attempt Butler might make to end
his life. _ a
Butler was constantly talkinp to wolf
about the chances of making his escape
from tde City Prison. One chance he
thought the mos.t favorable was to take
advantage of the occasion when the cells
and corridors are w««hed oat every morn
ing. On these occasions Butler was al
lowed to go to a sink at tbe««ndof the
corridor to wash his face and hands.
He told Wolf tnat it would be a simple
thing to knock down the doorkeeper, take
the keys from him and his revolver and
escape before an alarm could be given.
Butler was ignorant of the lact that on
these occasions tne doorkeeper leaves his
keys and his revolver with tbe desk ser
geant to avoid just such a contingency,
which Murderer Fredericks unsuccess
fully demonstrated.
Butler also hinted to Wolf that it would
be better for him to murder some one here
so that he would have to be tried here and
it would be a long time before he would
be taken back to Australia in that event.
He looked so meaningly at Wolf when
hinting at this step, that Wolf became
afraid that he would choke him to death.
Wolf complained to Captain Robinson
that he was afraid of his life and could
not sleep at night, but pretended to do so,
keeping his eyes furtively watching But
ler.
If Butler had not been taken to the
County Jail yesterday the probability is
that he would have murdered Wolf or at
tempted to escape by attacking the door
keeper as suggested by himself.
How be got possession of the piece of
glass is a mystery unless some "trusty"
gave it to him for a consideration.
The City Prison officials are satisfied
that Butler will not be taken bacK to Aus
tralia if he can possibly avoid it.
NOTES OF THE THEATERS.
Trebelli Gives a Song Recital
in Golden Gate
Hall.
Cissy and Her Wink Drawing at
the Co umbia— French Opera
To-Night
Mile. Trebelli was in exceptionally fine
voice at her vocal recital in Golden
Gate Hall last nuht, and as she sang well
known and favorite songs every number
was heartily applauded, the enthusiasm
waxing warmer and warmer with each
succeeding number. Mile. Trebelli gave
several encores, occasionally accompany
ing herself on the mano. The star was
assisted by Miss Carrie Bowes, who opened
the concert by playing Rafl's "Prelude
and Fugue in E Minor" in her usual grace
ful manner.
Haydn's pathetic Bong, "My Mother
Bids Me Bind My Hair," was the first on
the programme and was exquisitely sung
by Mile. Trebeili, who followed it with
Gounod's bereuse, "Qnand tv Chantes."
The "Shadow Song" from "Dinorah" was
a marveluus feat of finished realization.
In response to the inevitable encore Tre
belli obliged with the old ditty, "Love
Was Once a Little Boy."
Grieg's "Snepherdess," which is a strik
ingly original composition, was sung very
aramaiically by the cantatrice, who also
gave songs by Mattei and Gomez, and
probably in honor of the day concluded
her recital with B*lf?'s '•Killarney."
On Saturday afternoon Mile. Tubelli
will give another song recital.
Davenport' 3 gorgeous production of
"Gismonda" is arousing so much interest
at the Baldwin that it.will probably form
the bill for the whole of next week. Sat
urday evening will be the silver souvenir
night, when all iadies having seats on the
lower floor will be presented with elegant
little trays bearing the likeness of Miss
Davenport. The bill on Saturuay will be
"La Tosca."
Otis Skinner will follow Miss' Davenport
at the Baldwin.
Although Cissy Fiizgerald and her
wink are not received with any particular
enthusiasm at the Columbia they are
drawinc good house?. "The Foundling"
will run till the end of next week. Tne
next attraction at t c Columbia will be
Mr. and Mrs. Russ Whytal in f heir ro
mantic drama, "For Fair Virginia."
"Jim, the Penman" is nearing the end
of a successful run at the Alcazar.
"Eagle's Nest" at the Grand is a pic
turesque melodrama which is very effect
ively staged. Miss Anna Daley, the lead
ing lady pro tern., is proving very accept
able to the audiences, and Nat Wills'
tramp specialty is a champion mirth
provoker.
The series of Gilbert and Sullivan reviv
als is drawing to a close at the Tivoli.
Next week a brilliant production of Nio
lai's "Merry Wives of Windsor'" is prom
ised, with Laura Millard in the role of
Mrs. Ford.
The four Cohens ana Keating and
Walker are the new people at the Orph
eum this week.
The capital musical programme at the
Oberon is drawing large audiences.
The bill at the California to-night will
consist of "Les Noces de Jeannette," by
M. Carre and Victor Marse, and "La Cav
aiieria Rusticana," Mascagni's well
known work. The cast will be as fol
lows:
"Lei Noces de Jeannette"— Jean, M. Treiehe;
Thomas, If. Grevin; Jeannette, Mme. Berihet;
Petit Pierre, M. Lelong.
"Cavallerla KusticAnn"— Eurrida, M. Mas
sart, Olflo, Henri Albers; Santuzza, Mme.
Foedor; Lola, A. Lavine; Lucia, Mme. Frs
meau.
• — # — •
A Waiter* Offense.
James F. Nesbitt, a waiter In the Emporium
restaurant, was arrested yesterday and charged
with an attempt to assault Mary Bobus, a girl
17 years of age. The girl was employed as a
beumaker in the lodging-house at 122 Taylor
street, where Nesbitt roomed, and yesterday
morniuK te attempted to assault her in his
room. The girl was booked at the City Prison
for a public institution.
• — • — »
No Need to Hurry. j
There was a young lady of Crewe,
Who wanted to catch the 3:2;
Said the porier. "Don't hurry,
Or scurry, or flurry;
It's a minute or 2 2 2 :2!" — Tid-Blts.
: RAir.RO*T> THAVieC!':^, \[ _-.. _
UAVB I FbomFbbbttary 15, 1897 • | a nary
■OVTUBBH PACIFIC COMPANY.
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WayStotiona t7t«o>
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lOi4Oa San Jose and Way Stations.. ' B:OOp
11i3Va Palo Alto and Way Stations 8:30»
•2:30r ban Mateo, Menlo Park, Kan Jose, .
- Gilroy, Trcs Pinos, Santa Cruz, '
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tflltlSpj « From Miles. : : r -..: . [ »U2:OOi>
CREEK ROUTE FERRY.
mm SIS FRANCISCO— Foot of Market Street (Slip 8)—
•7:15 ; 9:00 11:00 a.m. }l:00 *2:03 13.03
. •4:00 . 15:00 : .. •6:30 p.M. ....
from 04KUSD— Foot or Broadway.— «6:00 8:00
-• 10:00 a.m. 112:00 ■. *l:03 {2:00 *3:00 ' tvCJ
«5:00r.M. ■ : ■
• A for Morning.- .i*;'/^ P for Afternoon.
* Sundays exce4>ted. t Saturdays only.
'-■■ t Sundays only. -'
ft Monday, Thursday and Saturday nights only. ■ .
(Tuesday s and Saturdays. ft Sundays and Thund ays>
SM FRANCISCO & NORTH PI-
€IFIC RAILWAY CO.
Tlburon Ferry— Foot of Market St.
' fan Francisco to San Rafael.
WEEK ©AYSr-7:30. 9:00, 11:00 a. X.: 13:3\
S 8:30, 6:10, 6:30 p. h. Thursdays— Extra trl a
at 11:30 p.m. Saturdays— Extra trips at L : jj
and 11:30 r. v.
SUNDAY B—4:OO. 9:30, 11:00 a. m.; I:3* 3:3*
6:00, ti:-JO p. M. .
j San Rafael to Ran Francisco.
WEEK DAYS— 7:50, 9:20, 11:10 A. «..
- 12:45, 3:40, 6:10 P. M. Saturday*— .Extra trios
• ; at 1:65 P. M. aud 0:35 P. M. ...-••'-•. -...,-" r.
SUNDAYS— 8:10, 9:40. 11:10 A. X.; 1:40, 3:401'
'■■ , 6:00, 6:25 P.M. . • -
Between San Francisco and Schaetzen Park sams
■ schedule as above.
Leave Tnpffp^t ' Arrive
Ban Francisco. oct 14? ; ' B * n Francisco.
WIKE I BUN- upJifnMion. 8CN * i Wee *
Da m 1 pays. "Mtlnatlon. ■ PA Ya . j•. | . Days.
7:80 am 8:00 am Novato, ' 10:40 am 8:40 ax
8:30 pm 9:30 am Petaluma, 6.:10 pm 10:25 AM
6:10 pm 6:00 pm Santa Rosa. 7:35 pm; «:'22 pm
:■.-.. - Fulton, I" ■
7:30 am Windsor, . 10:25 am
Healdsburg,
• l.yttOD, .-
Geyserville,
8:80 TfU 8:00 am Ciovprdale. 7:3» Pit 6:22 we
! j ~ Pleta, "~ I "
:w. i. I ' Hopland <& . ■
7:30 am 8:00 am Uktah. 7:35 pm 6:22pm
7:30 am . . -..-■-.. 10:25 am
8 :00 am Quernevllle. 7:35 pm
8:30 pm ■■■'.•;-.: ...■-..- 6:22 PM
7:30 am 8:00 AX Sonoma 10:40 am 8:40 am
and
6:10 pm 5:00 pm Glen Ellen. 6:10 pm 6:22 pic
7:3oam|BK)Oam| geba-tooo, 10:40 am|lo:2^ am
3:30 pm 5:00 &eD **topoL | 6:10 pm| 6:22 pm
. Stages connect at : Santa ' Rosa for Mart West
Springs: at Geyserville for . Skaggs Springs: at
Cloverdale for the Geysers; at Pleta for Highland
Springs, Kelseyville, Soda Bay and i^alceport; at
Hopland for Lakeport and.Bartiett Springs; at .
Uklah for Vichy Springs, Saratoga Springs. Blaa
Lakes, Laurel Dell Lake, Upper Lake, Porno, Potter
Valley. John Day's, Kiverside, Llerley's, Buck-
Bell's, Sanhedrln Heights, Hullville, Booneville,
Greenwood, Git's Hot Springs. Mendocino City,
Fort Bragg, Westport, Usal, wuiets. Canto, Co*
veto, LayionvlUe, Harris, Scotia and Kureka.
Saturday to Monday round-trip tickets at red ooe4
rates. '
On Sundays round-trip tickets M all ■ points ba>
yonil ban Bafael at half tr,t—>
Ticket Offices, 660 Market St., Chronicle imilAnf.
A. W. FOSTER, v ' r.x.ryai»,
Vres. and Gen. Manager. ■-■ Gen. Pass. Agent.
Atlantic I €S&fa&? fc \
Trains leave an.i arrivs at lße'^S'BiißfiS^JM
atarkeUSueet Ferry. 13bw^?Sb^^S
SANTA FE EXPRESS. Pi||lp|?
%o Chicago via A. & P.^s£s£^stsuTel
Direct Line *3s£3tr>4>££^y
leaves da at 5 : jo p. M..carrvtnr milnian Talao*
Drawing-room and Modern Upliolvered Tonrl«
Sleeping-cars, which run dally through to Cnicac*
▼la .Kansas Cuy. Annex cars tor Dearer and bu
Louis. . . . , ■ ■ . .. . - . .- - . ,* .
• Boston F.xcurslons, via Kansas City, Chicago
Montreal and the White Mountains leave ever*
Tuesday. : >. . . ',-
The best railway from California to the Bask
Rew rails, new ties: no dust: Interesting scea»r»
and good meals in Harvey's dining-room*. .'. . >~^' .
' : San Francisco Ticket Office, 644 Market
It., Chronicle Building. Telephone Mala
1031. Oakland. 11J.8 liromlw»r.
NORTH PACIFIC COAST RAILROAD
IVia Sausalito Ferry). '
from San Francisco, Commencing Sept. 13, 1891
WEEKDAYS /• - '■■','. .
For Mill Valley and s»n Rafael— •7:2s."*9 :1V
11:00 a. M. »1:45. 3:45,- *5:16. •5:45,6 :30 P.M.
Extra trips for 8»n Kafael on Monday*. Wednes-
days and Saturdays a: 11:30 p. v. . > -■.-•■■■•■
, .SUNDAYS.
For Mill Valley and San Kafnel-*8:00. »10 :00
•11:30 a. M.:.*l:aO. 3:00, *4 : : 0. 6:15 r. M.
Trains marked • run to san Quentln.
,;.■. THROUGH TRAINS. L
. For Point Reyes and way statlons-7;28 a. m.
Weekdays, 8:00 a. m. Sundays, 1:45 p. m. Satur-
days,
. tor Casßdero and way stations— 7 a. m. week-
day*; 1:46 P. m. Saturdays.- ■ ■■ - .
MOUNT TpLPAIS. '
: Trains X connect with North Paciflo
Coast Kailroad. . . ,
WEKK JJAVS-l^-ave S. F.9:l'a.'x.. 1:45 p. st
-Jv? Returning— Arrive 8. *■'• 3:25 )• m. 6:20 p. it.
SUNDAYS— Leave &F. Ba. m 11:30 a. M. 1:30 p.m.
Betnrnlng— Arrive s.F.l:ls p.m 4:20 p.m. 7:35 p.m.
• Tickets for sale In Mill Valley or - - -
; THO-. COOK A .-ONS, 621 Market St., 8. F. .
Mill Valley and Mount Tamalpais Scenic Hallway. :
THE SII FR IJICISCO AI) SAlf lioiQlfll
VALLEY RAILWAY COIPA.«f.
FROM JANUARY 31, 1897, passenger trains
will run dally: 1 ; ;:j „■
smihbound. '- , -Stations. . Northbound.
-' 7«20 a. M.T.V.....'..5t0ckt0n......V..;5:»0p. m.
■ 9:49 a. M..i........-.Mercei.-..-........3:14F m.
- 11: tO a m.. .......;. . Fresno ::.:.. ..... 1:10 p. m.
■;■'• For intermediate stailoassee tlmo-tnble. -
•■♦> Connecting steamboats of ; the ;C. ;N. & ■ I. -■> C*
leave BftbFsancisco and Stockton at 6 r. m, dali/t

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