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Charges to Be Made Against
the Lcoal Board of
ROTLHZI MARES A DI COYERY.
Over $800 Said to Have Been
Gathered In by Secretary
DOSE WiIHOIT UTHORIT* OF Uff.
The Acting Mayor Intimates That
He Has a Rod in Pickle for
As the result of the investigations made
thu week Acting Major Rottar.zi will on
Tuesday next present a report co the
Board of Supervisors charging, among
other things, that the Board of Health
has been collecting lets illegally for a year
This. Dr. Rottar.zi stated yesterday when
asked about the matter, was done without
authority of low and without a shadow of
excuse. He charges that it was %one will
lu ly and with a full knowledge of the
illegality of the proceeding.
He further charges that there is $300 in
the hands of the board to which it uas no
riei.it and which was taken from people on
ihe representation that they were paying
plumbers' licenses, etc.
Early in the week the investigating of
ficial heard that the Board of Health was
collecting fees from different individuals.
Knowing of no ordinance that permuted
its members to do this, he called at the
office of the board and had an interesting
interview with Secretary Godchaux.
His inquiry as to whether fees were t>3
ing collected by that body was answered
in the affirmative. He asked on what
such action was based and was referred to
an order that had been introduced in the
last Board of Supervisors.
At this juncture Rottanzi placed the
matter in tue hands of bis expert, Chris
Newman, for further investigation. New.
man wenl to work at once and was soon
able to make a startling report to
his principal. The acting Mayor was in
formed that the ordinance in question
had been passed by the last board, but
had been vetoed by Mayor Fhelan, nn.l
that this veto had been sustained by the
present Board of Supervisors.
Subsequent to this It was ascertained
that the collection of these illegal fees had
been eoing on since la*t July, when the
• ■rder was passed, and thai the amount
collected aggregated $300. None of this
money, so it is claimed by Rottanzi, has
been paid into the office of the Treasurer.
The only money received by that official
from the Board of Health i« $300, winch ia
entered vp as a special deposit.
When the acting Mayor asked Secretary
Godchaux why, at least, the moneys 'h*t
had been collected without authority of
law had net been depoMte.l to the credit
of the City he replied that it was kept in
the hands of the Board of Heain in case
there should be :iny demand made for it.
In closing the interview Dr. Kottanzi
paid, "And there are others.' 1 He inti
mated tuat his report will be a severe ar
ratjnment of many of the City and County
AT THE CHUTES.
How the Young: Men's Institute Will
To-day the Younj; Men's Institute will
own the Chutes, for it is going to celebrate
Independence day with an entertainment
that will last through the day and even
There will be races and games during
the da)' an>! in the evening the iollowiug
programme will be rendered by the B r
roniean Minstrels from Boriorueau Coun
Opening chorus, Borrrmean minslrel*;
"Tambo and Bones Ovenure"; "Mahouey's
Fourth of July," Thomas J. Byrnes; "Love's
Kerenadf," Tncm&s F. liaiely: '•ln<hi;i',
lnchin', Down fie Koad," Samuel Mont
gomery; "Tapp n? ai the Window I'min,"
Nicholas J. Ho«?y; me.iley, Lorenzo 8. Buck
ley; -O-d Turnkey." John H. Widman; "Frog
In the Well," Thoiaa, J. Mitcnell; "Rorv
Uarliiiß," Jonn T. K.iv,ina?a; "Standing on
the orner," l)r. J. P. McCarthy (by special
request); clo&ing chorus, Borrvinean mm
Ihere will also be a four-round b 'King exhi
bition, J. Reay and H. Hi ben; c üb-xwinginir,
Professor P. P. Bernhard; flyiujt Komin rings,
J. Sullivan and h. Sunders; fencing, Professor ''
L. Tronchet and M. Diinabium ; four-ronnd ;
boxing exhibition, btewart Carter and Ed Sul
livan; Adgie aud ttie iions. Roya. Marionette*.
John Eplcltett, Zera Seeinan aril Masicr L.
The board of management in charge of
the affair is composed of the following:
M. E. King. P. J. Hagnn, R. Tobn, D. J.
Mogmilon, J. F. Corny E. J. O'Rourke, \V. J.
K. - 1 1 y , \V. j. Coyne, Oeorge W. Murphy, Ij. J.
Muhoiicy, C. Cummiiigf. D. E. Hay. len, T. F.
Jmscoli, Charles llealey, E. B. Thomas, W. A.
Kreblin, J. J. O'Toole, James P. Foiey, K. p
Mahoney, D. F. Ry»n, P. J. Whalan, John Mur
u)iy, JanT-s A. Rilcy, P. F. Canuvan, A. I'ilo
v;ch and H H. H<iy :
HIS SKULL WAS CRUSHED,
Death <ai;ie I'pou an Electricinn While
'.. ..-.••" ' in the I'erforniunce of Ills
•; •• v!-)i l>uty
: Death waited and eventually caught
poor George Frost, . one of the o!d
employes of the Edison Light Com
, : pany. One year ago Frost climbed one
of the telephone poles of the company
„ when hi* helpmate, John Dawson, fell to
' the ground, and was killed. In ihe fall
Dawson's body struck Froß', who suffered
terrible and almost fatal injuries. He re
covered, however, only to meet with a
horrible «ieath yesterday under circum
stances that recall the story of a year
. Frost wa? working on the corner ol
Geary and Laguna stree'.s, thirty-tive feet
in the air, when the spur which held him
' firm to tbs post broke. He fell, stractc on
a euy line, turned once and struck on his
head. At the Rrc*iving Hospital it was
Jound that the man's skull was fractured.
, At 9 o'clock in the morning he died.
Frost leaves a widow aud four young
Thoniaa Suliivxn Insolvent-
The creditors of Thomas Sullivan have peti
tioned to have him adjudged insolvent, and
lie has filed li is written con-ent <o sucli ad-
JH-Hcutioi. H • owe» «b«nt $1000.
The Rosy Freshness
And a velvety softness of the skin is inva-
riably obtained by those who use Pozzowi's i
Complexion Powder. :
BRYAN WILL BE
Preparations for the Demo
cratic Leader's Re
He Will Be Accorded a Generous
Ovation by Many of His
The Most Prominent Part Will Be
Taken by the Iroquois and
William Jennines Bryan will be ac
corded an elaborate reception on his ar
rival in this City on the 9th inst. Legions
of Democrats and men who claim alle
giance to other parties, but who believe
that prosperity will never conae a^ain
until silver stands side by side with gold,
and thousands of ;he curious will assist in
entertaining the champion of the single
The Iroquois Club is taking a leading
part preparing for the reception of Democ
racy's leader. La-it evening at the regular
weekly meeting of the club a communica
tion was received from William F. L:iwlor,
chairman of the executive committee oi
the Central Democratic Cub, inviting the
braves to take part as Bryan's escort. A
like inv.tation vas received ironi Colonel
Sullivan, marshal of the Central Demo
cratic Club escort. After the invitation
had been read to the club, a programme
oi arrangements was drawn up and ac
cepted for tne reception.
A committee of ninety from the Iro
quois Club and the Central Democratic
Club will cross the bay on the lug Fear
less and will brine the Democratic leader
over to this City after he has delivered
his speech in Oakland. The Iroquois
i.'lub, on the arrival on this side ot the
bay, will lead the march to the Palace.
Bryan's carriage will follow, his escort on
either side, and the Central Democratic
Club and members of various other
political clubs will march behind. In nil
there will be about 800 in the line of
march, constituting quite an imposing re
It was announced that at 3 o'clock in
the afternoon a public meeting will be
held in Central Pars. At 7 o'clock in the
evening the clubs will escort their distin
guished guest to the Palace Hotel. Prom
the hotel the march will continue to Cen
tral Park and return. From the hotel the
march will be made to Woodward's Pavil
ion, where Bryan will ue'.iver a speech.
The Iroquois band of twenty-four piece-*
will serenade the orator prior to the march
to the pavilion. L. V. Merle will be mar
shal for the Iroquois Ciub and Charles
Le Clair will act as chief scout.
The ushers appointed are J. B, Toplitz.
M. McMenomv, K. J. Fnrsfer, D. J. Gor
i don and A. Tillmar.. The ushers ier>re
senting the central committee nre J. Cram
mer, J. Mahoney, J. R. Young, J. R.
Wentworth, Hon. H. C. Gesford and Dr.
H. L. Bienefeid and Charles Le Clair
will be dressed in Indian costume as
I s-couts. They will appoint six more scouts
to assist tdem an i all will walk beside
Bryan's carriage. Ti.e arrangements are
not as yet complete, but the committees
having the matter of arrangements in
charge pxpect 10 have everything In order
roany days prior to the arrival ot the man
in whose honor the preparations are being
MAY REGAIN LIBERTY.
It Is Claimed Peter Derren
becker Has Served Five
Years Too Long.
A Most Peculiar Case Now Brought
to the Attention of the Su
Tho case of Peter Derrenbecker, who
made a violent assault on a fellow-citiz;n
in San Diego and was convicted by a jury
of an "assault who a deadly weanon with
intent to commit murder," has been
taken to the Supreme Court by his attor
ney, C. G. Nagle, on a writ of habeas
The case is a peculiar one, as the trial
Judge regarded thf- conviction as npply
i iug to the greater offense and pave him a
chance to coeitate en the sorrows that
| befall man in the penitentiary lor four
teen years. Derrcn backer whs tatcen to
San Queniin and there served two years,
at the expiration ot that time being re
leased on parole.
The joy at his unexpected release was
too much for his undisciplined nerves and
he fell Jrom j;race, loosed upon the wine
• wlnn tne same was carmine in the cup
| and found himself on the way bactt,
doomed to serve bis original sentence be
cause he raised a disturbance. He was an
ingenious gentleman, however, and de
i parted under the very eyes of one of
j Warden Haie's trusty depntirs, and un
thankfully took his handcuff- away with
him. Thedeputy got out of the car post
haste at the next station and went back,
I expecting to hud his man a mangled ma«s
lof uu in tin flesh. Not so. Ttiai person
, i-ame to meet htm and extended his hand-
I cufftd bands in friendly greeting-
Derrenbeci£<-r is still in San Quentin,
has been there seven years in fnci, ;<nd as
; tie has been unable to get hold of any
| thing in the liquor line to bring his in
-1 genuity up to ibe proper pitch has de
cided that the only way out is throu.-h
the courts. The claim is made that the
j verdict was virtually one of assault with
! a deadly weapon, and as such punishable
: by not more than two years' imprison
i rnent. Accordingly the further claim is
made that he has served now five years
longer than he really ought.
So long a t>U* hai passed that the
ri« t ot appeal is now gone, but it is
thought that me plea now made is one
that will end the thing one way or the
other in a very short time.
MES. OOLEMAK'S ESTATE.
Final Distribution of 5300.000 to Rela
tive* f the Testatrix.
Judge Biack of the Superior Conrt has
granted a decree of final distribution of
the estate of Mrs. CarrU. P. Coleman, the
widow of the late William T. Coleman.
The property was Taiued at upward
of $300,000. It is ordered distributed to
the decedent's son, Robert Lewii Cole
man in trust, with a life interest, to go
upon his deaih to the children of Mrs.
Julia Bacon, sister of the deceased.
A legacy of $50,000 to William Tell
Coleman Jr., grandson of deceased, has
Clara To. tz »»• Colonel Trumbo.
Lawyer Clara Foltz— by her attorneys, John
son, Linforth <& Whilaker— has mcd Isaac
Trum o for $4300. which she s»y» is due on
acounto/ a staiement of indebtedness miide
between the partie* in the city of New York
on June 26. 1896. . She also has an additional
claim .or $4300 on n< count of legal se'vi<e«,
and uovr ueiuaiids payment ufa total oi $8600.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JULY 8, 1897.
ALAMEDA COUNTY NEWS.
Monday's Celebration Will
Be One of Unusual
After the Parade to Be a Patri
otic Programme at the
41 Greater Oakland " Is to Have a Promi
nent Place in the Floats and
Oakland Office San Fbanciwo Call \
DOS Broadway, Ju y2. \
Decorators have been at work un the
streets during the past three nights and
now the center of the city presents a very
attractive appearance. Strings of Hug-'
have been stretched across Broadway and
Washington street an i thp electric masts
have been treated to a liberal amount of
foliage. Many of the stores are belns
decorated and the front of the City Hall
has been very tastefully handled.
There is a more general desire to mate
a "glorious" Fourth next Monday than
has been sliown here for year?. Last year
interest flapged and there was no dem-
onstration, but now everybody wants to
get into line and shorr their Americanism.
The entertainment committee, consist
ing of P. M. Fisher, R. W. Snow and Miss
Mollie formers, has arranged an attrac
The Merchants' Exchange has hnng out
a "Greater Oakland" banner that is hand
somely decorated, and Trustee L. N.
Hager of Temescal is arranging some
unique floats irom the annexed district.
The exercis-es w.ll be heid at the Mac
donoiiL-h Theater after the parade. Ttie
playhouse is beautifully decorated ior the
cccasion. Special scats will De reserved
in the orchestra for the Veterans of the
Mexican War, of the Grand Arruy and
Sons oi Veterans.
Tne Woodmen of the World are prepar
ing for a very elaborate turnout. All the
fourteen camps in the county are to partic
ipate. The lireworks committee pionme
a magniheent display, and the ot er com
mittees have also made very encouraging
Alarge influx of visitors isexpected from
the interior of the county and also from
San Francisco and Contra Costa County.
A SOLDIER'S PUNEEAL.
Department Commander »nd Staff At
tend Adjutant Davis' Obsequies.
OAKLAND, Cal., July 2.— The funeral
of J. M. D.ivis late aljutant of the Na
tional Soldiers' Horn« a: Santa Monjca,
took place to-day from the headquarters
of Lincjlu Post No. 1, G. A. R., San
Franci?C3, where the ritualistic ceremony
was conducted by the officers oi i fie post.
The remains were escorted to Mountain
V cv Cemetery, Oanland by the follow
im;-named comrad s: Pallbearers — De
partment Commander N. O Chipman,
Past Departmtnt Commanders C. Mason
K'.nne and Charles E. Wiison, Past Pos:
Commanders J. J. Lvon, William fci.
Wharff and Joseph S. Sleeie; Lincoln
Post members— Past Commander P. H.
Maas, Butler T, O. Canehan, Comrades J.
H. Banifie.d, D. McSweeney. Abe Loane,
Joseph Wilson, Charles H. Ellis, William
Burgess, George C. Jounson, Charles M.
Price, Frank P. Bo^an, John Geary,
Gustav Mark, John D.>seki*r, John Kvan,
Charles W. Araand, If. K. Courtnev. j. I.
Robert.*, L. M. Shipley, F. H. Waddell,
C. M. Cook, J. D. Mum-, J. M. Mitcneli,
J. C. Orton, fcj. J. Riley, T. L. Schuclc. Ad
jutant-General M-isteller accompanied
Mrs. Davix end daughter.
On arriving at the Rate of Mountain
View Cemetery the procession was joined
by ihe following members of Lyon and
Appomattox post?: Pjst Commanders E.
W. Woodman, R. C. J. Adney, Jacob
Winkler, George W. Hoquet, William
OBnen; Comrades J. C. Caiahoun. B.
Judeli, R. Lincoln Daniels, William
Ru'hnion*, 6- McMuny, R. A. Rusher, J.
H. Snepard, J. W. Mullen, J. H. Ayers,
Joseph Sweet, Henry Longfellow ana A.
At Mie G. A. R. plat the comrades sur
rounded the grave, and the beautiful and
impressive services were conducted by
Past Commander P. H. Mans of Lincoln
Post. Chaplain J. C. Colquhoun of Lyon
Post and R*-V. J. Anthony Mitchell of
John A. Dix Post of San Jose. The be
reaved wife and daughter were almost
overcome with sorrow, and ha<i the deep
est sy input iy of all the comrades present.
A military salute of three volleys was
fired by a squad of eight comrades of
Lincoln Posi, under the command of
George C. Johnson, oflicer of the day.
Tattoo was sounded by Bugler T. O.
Canehan, which closed tue last tribute of
respect to the departed comrade.
OAKLAND, Cal.. July 2.— Oakland's
Young Men to-day has the following an
■'Independence day, Sunday, July 4,
will be littititrly observed by ttie Young
Men's Christian Association with a patri
otic service in ttieir auditorium, beginning
at 3:30 o'clock. Tne address will be given
by Key. F. H. Foster, Ph.D.. D.D., an I
will be appropr ate to the aav and occa
sion. Miss Pear. 1 Noble, cornetisr, will
render some patriotic airs, und John R.
Horton, the barytone soloist, will buik
"The Star-spangled Banner." The object
of this will be to stimulate men
toward lhe faithlul discbarge of duty as
American citizens and to help in the im
portant work of keening the tires of pa
triotism burning. Young men will have
a multitude of ways put tefore them for
spending the day, and we urge upon our
members to plan to spend the af'ternoou
with us and to invite other young men to
come with them."
Fire in the Cotton Mills.
OAKLAND, Cau, July 2.— Fire was dis
covered in the California Cotton Mills
this afternoon. It started in the cotton
storeroom, 20 by 40 feet in size.
The department was on hand promptly,
but it required nearly an hour's work to
extinguish the blaze. Hugh ious of
smoke issu d from tho burning cotton,
which gave the firemen considerable
They finally cut through the floor and
poured two streams directly on the burn
ing cotton. The buildi g was damaged
to the extent of $250, wh.ie the material
burned was simply waste.
Awarded the Wallace Cup.
OAKLAND, Cal., July 2.— Admiral E.
A. yon Schmidt of the California Yacht
Club was presented last night with tne
Wallace cup, won last Sunday by his
Whirlwind. About tifiy members of the
club were present when Commodore Lan
caster made the presentation. He referred
to bis success in captnring the cup two
years in succession, and to his speedy
criif 1 . After a short response. Mr. Wal
lace, the donor of the cup, made some re
marks, after wnich a gocd, social time
OAKLAND, Cal, July 2.— The Dairy- 1
men's Pso'ectivj As-ociation was organ
iz"<t here Jast night with the lollowing
ifficers: A. C. Fay, president; If. Y.
Smith, vice-president; E.,C. Neuih, treas
urer; W. C. Farno, secretary ; executive
committee of seven — Anderson, Carr. Mil
ler, Stedman, Arnold. Denison and Rose.
OVER A DEPOT.
Repidentu of th , South End in a Bitter
Controversy as to the Most lesitable
I.«i«-:itio . < f Ashliv Station.
BERKELEY, Cal , July 2 —The con
troversy over the removal of the South
Berkeley depot is waxing warm.
Petitions both ior and auainst the prop -
os.tion weie. in circulation. 1 hose in
favor of removing the station declare that
Ashuy avenua is a short street, and that
stranger- «h n aliehtuig from the station
are confronted with a swarnii on the west
side of Adeline street.
They also state that they can assure the
macadamizing ol Russell street as soon as
me change is made, and that an electric
road will be built from the eastern county
line to the proposed San P.iblo avenue
The main points in favor of allow. ng the
station to remain w lit* re it now is, as ad
vanced by the petitioners, are that the
present location oi the station is the most
central and convenient of access, that the
electric lines pass the station and th^t the
only public building of the South End is
situated near ihe station.
FOUNDATION LAID DEEP.
Suffragists Propose to Inculcate
Their Principles in School
Novel and Interesting Plan for the
Development of Interest in
BERKELEY, Cau, July 2.— Mr<. George
W. Haight, president oi the Citizens' Suf
frage Leagua of ths college town, has pro
posed a novel and interesting scheme for
the study of municipal government by
the pupils of the public schools. This
plan ii similar to the one recently in
vogue at Santa Rosa and efforts will be
made to introduce it in tne Berkeley
A large c!uss in civil government was
formed, w bictf afterward organized
into a regular municipal corporation.
Af er adopting the charter of Banta Rosa,
including a paragraph giving women equal
suffrage with men, the class proceeded to
elect a Mayor, Auditor, City At orney,
Superintendent of Streets. Ccuncilinen
and Clerk. A Police Department was also
For several months the children carried
through the routine of city business alter
tne fashion of si real government.
By introducing this system In the Berk
eiev schools, the suffragists believe that
they can inculcate in the growing pupils
a love for the duties of a citizen. At the
same time the suffragists believe they will
be laying a deep ana solid foundation for
the future of their cause, which will re
sult in the granting of the voting iran
chise to women.
BERKELEY, Cal., July 2. -At the
South Berkeley Presuyteiian Church an
entertainment o. rare merit was given
this evening under the auspices of the
Pastor's Aid Society for the- Lenerit of the
church. Among those who participated
were: The Misses Flora and Ordelia Par
son*, Miss Vera Mound, Miss Enid Gregg,
Clarence Merrill. Mt a Mavme Frame,
Miss Jennie Campb.ii, Frnnk Fowden, T.
F. Rosenihai, O. Hammersmith, G. An
kitis. Mrs. T. T. Mac Donald. Miss Janet
MacD.maWi, W. J. O.tko«. Miss Lillian
Wallace. Mil* Nellie B. Waters and Miss
M. Eagel on.
'William Young I>ead.
BERKELEY. Cal, July 2.— William
Young ol West Berkeley, who has been a
familiar tisrure about the streets of Berke
ley for ma<;y years, died at his home on
Tenth street to-day at the age of 70. At
one f. me hi was well-to-do, but losing his
fortune lie wai reduced to almost abject
poverty. He ieave3 a widow, who has re
cently been forced to go out and work to
earn a living.
BERKELEY, Cal., July 2.— The wed
dine of Harv<-y McDermott of Fullerton,
Orange Couny. and Miss Clara L. Sciiultr
of Lorin t. ok place last evening at Fara
diso Methodist Church, Lorin. Rev.
George Guth. presiding elder of the dis
trict, performed the ceremony. The
groom is the son of a wealthy fruitgrower
of Orange County.
I>r. Payne 111.
BERKELEY, Cal. .1 ly 2— Dr. F. H.
I'.ivne, who has been serving as Health
Officer during the vacation of Dr. Hubert
N. Kowell, is confined to bis borne with
an attack of rheumatism.
I, ■ Conte t ■ Keturn.
BERKELEY, Cal., July 2.— Dr. Joseph
Le Conic, family and party will return
from their outing at Yoseruite next
TOE A FRiE MAKKET.
Alameda va iis to l-ncourape Farmer*
to Come Here to Trade.
ALAMEDA, Cal., July 2.— For some
time the project of having a free market
in this city has been talked over, and at
last the idea has crystallized and an at
tempt will be made to carry it out. The
success ol the Ir-o market in Oakland has
caused many A!:imc<U bu^iiuss men to
desire thnt a similar scneme shall be in
augurated here. At iire«ent many Ala
medtt people go to Oakland on the market
days ana much money is taken oat of
the town. The plan is to have two mar
ket days a week, as in Oakland, bat to
have tiiem on different dates, so as not to
interfere with that place. By doing this
the farmers can attend to boib markets to
dispose of their produce, and it is believed
they will also patroniz' the stores of this
city to a considerable extent Iti return.
It is proposed to petition the Board of
Trustees to grant a license for a free mar
ket and to obtain some convenient place
where the necessary sheds* may be erected
for the purpose. These need not be ex
pensive, ntid parties stand ready to erect
them in case the city taices favorable ac
HISTORY OK A DAY.
HappenincH of Alain. 'da County Told
in Brief Chapter*.
Oakland Office San Francisco Cam,)
908 BroadwHV. July a. j
John McCarthy, formerly Postmaster of
Berkeley, will be named as a deputy by County
Recorder Spear next Tuesday. This will fill
out the office orce. which has been short dur
ing tiii. % j.jim ni on; h.
Julia Mackie h«8 been adjudged insane and
ordered confined at Agnews. She is the mother
of nine children Miid the wife of William
Mnckieof Kast Berkeley.
W. S. Prmher has been appointed a notary
public and has qualified, giving a bona of
$5000, with Thomas Prather and I. L. Given
k8 sureties, which was approved by Ju<;ge
Cominitteemen Ingier, Russ. Clement, Wi -
cox, Dr. Myra Knox and City Supertnteiidout
of Schools McClymonds visited the school
building in the annexed d strict this morning.
Ihe D.strict Attorney's office has prepared
an answer to the petition of Fred A. Davis,
county expert, In lUm cpplication for a writ or
mandate from the Supreme Court to compel
Auditor Wludden to issue warrants on the
claims for wort done in the Piedmont road
The fae-simile y*TJ? s/ir* .s? m i» on every wrapper
; signature of (*a&Z7i&2&iC * CASTOiHA.
Ministers in Attendance
From All Cities in
Women Delegates Also Assemble
for Their Annual Mission
All Beports of the Past Year's Work
Indicate Progress in All
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,)
908 Broadway, July 2. )
The sixth annual synod of the Lutheran
Church opened its sessions ihis morning
at the Lutheran Church in this ciiy.
The synod was formally opened by the
secretary. Rev. O. W. Gruver, and the
ministerial delegates present were as fol
Rev. J. S. Moser, Santa Cruz; Rer. \V. 8.
Horkusln. Ph.D., Saemmmio; Rev. William
Brandes. O.tklaml; Rev. C. H. Ochler, Sacra
mento; Rev. H. Gelucke, Mm Franc sc< : Rev.
O. R. Grtiver.Stoekton; Rev. J. s-chmeerer.lMon
rovia; Rev. G.II. Hiherman, Riversid*-; Rev. E.
Nelander, fti.u., San Francisco; Rev. J- K.
liunneU, D.D., Oakland; Rev. J. W. Ball, Los
Angela*; Ray. A. Jatho, Oakland: V.G. A. Wes
ser, t'au Jose; C. W. Magarosi, San Diego; 8.
Spreclter, D. D., LL.D , fc*n Diego; M W. Ham
mer, Dl)., Wasliiiigton, D. C. ; L. « . Reu;zb«n,
Arroyo Graude. Lav delegates — Franic Me-
Fess. I, Sacramento; Wllism Mailer, William
A. Webr, Oakinna; Frert M cFes.se >; A. D.
Campbell, S*u Jose; M. Heckman, G. G. Bur
netii-, San Francisco; William Bofibyahell, Loi
Angeios; V. Frodden, Alaiaeda.
The oflicers elected to pres de over the
synod were: Rev. Charlea F. Ochler,
president; O. R. Gruvcr. secretary; John
Braiding, treasurer. This afternoon tha
annual convention ot tiie Woman's Home
and Foreign Missionary Society was
opened and organization perfected. The
officers of the society are: President,
Mrs. J. Everding, San Francisco; h'r«t
vice-president. Mrj. William Mo lor, Oak
land; second vice-president, Mrs. J. E.
Bushnell, Oakland; third vice-president,
Mrs. Sampson, San Jose; recording secre
tary, M^s Minnie Love, San Francisco;
conesponding secretary. Miss Kate Stuber,
Sacramento; treasurer, Mis. L. L. A. Tre^s
l<»r, Campbell, San Jose; historian, Mrs, S.
E. Bittle-Myers, Oakland.
To-morrow botu branches of the church
will conclude their business, hear the re
ports and take action as may be necessary.
It was reported that «omc very flatter
ing reports are ready to be presented and
that (he Lutheran church has made good
headway in this State during the past
The address on "We are Members One
of Another" was civ°n by Rev. 0. H.
Gruver of Stockton. "The synod is no
less a mutual concern than the congrega
tion," he said. '"Ii :s intended to be bene
ticial and serviceable to all parties con
cerned. The pastor and his people are
alike interested, and both are in their
prooer relation only when they are mem
bers of the synod and working for its in
"We are members of one another in the
congregation as :i collection of individuals,
in the synod as a collection of syncd->,
and in the world as a collection church?-.
Resides this we are a mssion syno'i.
Presently we are all mis?ionarie:i. We
should b' grateful for the support we re
ceive, and how can we show our gratitude
better than to be as one great family,
working each for the other and gach with
the other in advancing this good cause?"
A Narrow i ac<tt c.
ALAMEDA, Cal., July 12. — While
Alexander Johnson, a young man living
on Everett street, was painting the roof
of the Presbvtenan church at Central
avenue an '. Versailles street this after
noon he slipped and. fell to the ground, a
distance of twenty feet. He struck
yqaareJy on his face and was knocked
insensible. Medical aid na- at once sum
monei and an examination showed that,
beyond having smashed bis nos* badly
ar.d cut Ins chiu > pen, he bad sustained
no other injury so far as was apparent.
ALAMEDA. Cat., July 2.— Miss Pearl
Clover and C. B. Greeley were married last
evening at the home of tbe bride's pa
rents. 1528 Alameda avenue. They went
.o b'anta Cruz on a wedding trip. Mr.
Greelpy is connected with the Standard
Oil Company i;i San Francisco.
AGED PREACHER DEAD.
The Passing of John Kimball,
Once Editor of " The
He Was Conspicuous for Many Years
in Church and Sunday-School
Tho R°v. John Kimball, formerly the
editor of the Pacific, the organ of the Con
grecationalists in this City, and for many
years conspicuous in relieious wort, dird
at his Home, 132 McAllister street, lasi
For some time past he had not been in
good health, and when be begjn to mil
ne v.ent rapidly. His age was 67 years
and 8 month-. His wife died about four
years MO and her body was taken back to
their old i omeat Barton, Vt., from which
they came in the early days to this State.
Thither, too, the remains of the nged
mm Nier will be taken after services at the
First Congregational Ctiurcb, at 3 o'clock
Mr. Kimball was a native of Vermont.
He left one son, John Kimball Jr. Mr.
Kimball, the elder, was a member of the
Congregational Moiriay (Jlub, superin
tendent for many years of the Sunday
school, and occupied a conspicuous place
as a religions teacher. In t tie conduct of t he
Pacitic, which he lonp edited, he showed
.signal ability. His friends were very
In the First Congregational Church
(i urine the trial a year nj»o of the Rev. Dr.
Brown, he was against Brown. He owned
the proj erty where he died for twenty
years or more. The value of his estate is
not now known.
Mrs. Taylor's Aistl'antft Sard.
Mrs. R. K.Taylor, who describes herself as
"a married woman living separate and apart
from her husband," has sued John Doe and
Richard Roe for $10,000 damages. She alleges
that tlie defendant?, whose true names are un
known to her, assaulted her in a restaurant
in this City on tne 10;h of last July, causing
her great mental and physical anguish and
distreof. In view of the a gravated circum
stances she demand* that the damages allot
ted be trebled by way of exemplar. Burnette
(i. ll askcil is the lady's attorney.
A VERY Fil¥E SALOON AT AUCTION.
! ON ACCOUNT OF THE BUILDING HAVING
'Z TO BE .REMOVED.
I will sell all ihe contents of
AT 37 SUTTEK, JJKAR MO.MGOMEBf,
Saturday! July 3. I R97.
romfnenclnßat 11 a, m sharp, including
' 2 National Casli Kenlueri a Vtv H:ie snf.- and
all kl <ls of v erv Fine J aloori Fixiures Glasiwure
nnd Cio.-ke ry. French . Hatißc and .Mlr.ors, Fine
P-ctures and a Virr Klne ■ tock \Vlnes. Liquois,
C'lgar3, etr. All muit be sold w.tliout roaerve or
. limit. Don't m:s> this sale.
'■.'■'- :. :..:• ■■-.-' J. li ML'THER, Auctioneer. ;
Office— 63'J Bliir^yt street. :
End of the Celebrated Salt
Marsh and Tide Land
The Supreme Court Puts an
End to Klauber and Others'
Some Fine Points Made as Begards
. the Words "Town" and "City,"
The Board of Harbor Commissioners of
S«n Diego Bay, T. J. Higgins and a large
number of others can afford now to crow
in the mil knowledge of a hard-earned
victory, for tho celebrated tidewater land
case of that city wh.cb was decided in
th-ir favor by the lower courts has been
affirmed by the Supreme Court, sitting in
bank. The opinion was written by Justice
McF&rland and is important, inasmuch as
it not only deals with the case in dispute,
making a final decision, but makes clearer
ihe meaning and relationship of such
words as city and town when used in a
Abraham Klauber and eighteen others
brought suit against the defendants named
in the foregoing for Ihe possession of eight
different State tideland surveys adjoining
one another, which lie between low and
high tide in the tity of San Diego. Thtt
appellants claimed title thereto uton ap
plication lor their purchase under a gen
eral law of the State approved March 28,
1868, entitled, "An ac. to provide lor the
management and sale of lands belonging
to the State," which ac:, commencing at
section 22, provides for the sale oi "swamp
and ovi'ttluweu salt mar-h and tide lands
belonging to the State, 1 ' and upon patents
afterward issue il upon such applications.
The Supreme Court holds to the opinion
that these lands were reserved Irom the
operation of said law on the ground that
the applications under winca appellants
cmim were not approved until November,
1871, ana no payments were made prior 10
mat time, while on April 4, 1870, the Leg
islature amended section 70 oi the act, so
an to read "All tne s i vamp and overflowed
salt marsh tiueland" within one mile of
the Slate prison at San Quentin, Witt) in
five miles of the City and County of San
Francisco, within five miies of the cor
porate limits of the city of Oakland and
witiiin two miles of any town or village
are hereby excluded Irom the provisions
of this act."
Then the appellants set up the claim
that this does not apply in the present in
stance, because San Diego is a city and
not a town or Village. The court thinks
this position untenable.
It quotes autnority freely to prove that
tiie word town is used to designate a
place where there are a number of ad
jtceru occupied dwellings, that it is a
municipal corporation organized under
the laws of different States, but in either
sense includes the meaning of the word
city unless u-ed in some connection
which makes it obvious that such signifi
cation was not intended.
It is also averred that tho respondents
were in possession of the land at the
commencement of the action and that the
one in possession is always in a position
to contest the rip tit of another claiming
under a void patent. It was further men
tioned tout the Board of Harbor Commis
sioners connect themselves directly with
the right of the State to the lands. Ac
cordingly, the judgment and order ap
pealed fron- wore affirmed.
BARB.E JONIS' GIEL.
.■she Was Destitnte of Pnjudice on Ac
count of Race or Color.
Jefferson D. Mayes was tried before
Jud<;e de Haven and a jury in the United
States Distr ct Court yesterday and was
acquitted. He was charged with having
sent obscene letters through the mails to
Miss Gom z of Sacramento.
The defendant is a mulatto and the com-*
plaining witness, E. C. Jones, is a colored
man. Hw keeps a Darber-shop in Sacra
mento City and Mays was in his employ
ment. Jones was Keeping company with
Miss Gomez, .i wiiite girl, who has no pre
judice against a mnn because of i i> race,
color or previous condition of servitude, if
hi* ever nad any, anil the result was that
Mr. Jones was alike the envy and admira
tion cf i ho yonng colored buck* of Sacra
mento. This spirit o: envy prompted some
unknown person to send letters through
the mails calculated to arou-e feelings of
Sent Free to Men.
INDIANA MAN DISCOVERS A REMARK-
ABLE REMEDY FOR LOST
Samples Will Be Sent Free to All
Wbo Write for It.
James P. Johnston of Fort Wayne, lad, after
battling for years against the men al and physical
suffering of lost manhood, has fouud the exact
remedy that cores tb* trouble.
He is guarding the secret carefully, but Is will-
ing to send a sample of the medlcloe to all men
who suffer with any form of s«xual weakness re-
sulting from youthful ignorance, prematnrs loss
of memory and strength, wrajc back, varicocele
and emaciation. The remedy has a peculiar. r
grateful effect of warmth and seems to act di-
rectly, tfvlng needed ttrength and development
wherever needed. The remedy cured Mr. John-
ston completely of all the ills and troubles that
come from years of misuse of the naturally or-
ilatned functions, and la said to be absolutely reli-
able In every case.
a request to Mr. James V. Johnston, Box 1066,
Fort W ayne, Ind.. stating that you wonld like a
sample of his remedy for men, will be compiled
with promptly, and no charge whatever will be
asked by him. H* Is very much interested In
spreading the news of this great remedy, and he
Is careful to send the sample securely scaled in a
perfectly plain package so that its recipient need
have no fear of embarrassment or publicity.
I Ktaders are requested to write without delay.
PALO ALTO STOCK FARM SALE
Trotting and Roadster Geldings, •
.Mares and Stallions
Will take place on
THURSDAY, JULY 8,1897,
At 11 o'clccS a. M., at
Salesyard, Cor.Van Ness A?e. aci Market St. ;
llorsei at yard July 6. Caalogues now ready.
k i i.i.i r & CO.,
•. —livestock Auctioneers,
11 Montgomery street, San FraucUco, CaL ■ ■
eSf-The Stallion E VSTKE WILKKS, by ••
Guy WUkes, oat "f Zephyr, *>-,• Nutwoo i.
will be sold Ht con Insiou or P»iu Alto snie.
JjWms^ ss_TolipßBcumo ,
60 ?ig9 3o:irr»« with. ■
yJß^yßyflH^L home testimonials of
IB^^ many Wonderful Cures
\' n worst places. —
719 Market St., San Francisco.
Send to Someone with Cancer. ;
" —' ~~ ~ r.-.
y^^V l)r._Gibl)on s Dispensary, "
jLM!^[625 KEAK.WKT. KsUbDshpd ' "•
_8r tt*WS in I*».T.* fcr the treutnipnt of Frivata ••'
B1JL» I)isen;!»-8, L<«t Manbood. Debility op ■ •
ISM »^aaH7> 'liseas»* weiirinpmi body and rnlnii and .•.
v^t? BREJa s^m Tlii'loctorcureswhcii
VgS&f] <>tlj)>ir. fall, ■iry.iirn. Charges low. •.
T^SHBil t'nr<-«trnaiaiiif«-cl. or write.
i>r. _. r. uIRBON. Box 1957. 5 an Franciaoo.
. i i i H i i i i mi ma
_____ _—__ _____ .
jealousy in the bosom of the successful
Jones. They purported to be written by a •'.
woman who announce'! thii she bad sup- -
planted (he fair ami impartial Miss Gomez
in the affections of the cay barber. These
letters contained improper expressions,
and Mays, who bad been discharged by
Jones a short time before, was susp cted
of being the author, Hence Jones swore
to a complaint for nis arrest by the United
States authorities. Mays denied tne au
tborsbip of the letters and Jones failed to
prove his case.
Wbea Jones asked why he had not
brought Miss Gomez as a witness for the
prosecution, he replied that he did not
wish to harrow her feelings by bringing ■
her into a courtroom to listen to the read
inc of a "stubby" letter.
One of the colored witnee-es from Sacra
mento tesijned that Jones' reputation for.
trnth and veracity in business m»t-ter was
good, but that he did not know about his '.
reputation for truth ami veranrv «ocia!lv:
UISPATCH FAST BTKA_IKK3 TO * •'.-..
From Rpear-streot Wharf, at 10 a. m. • 'A
FA PVf»5 Klrst-clas* > includln? . • '•; '
1 .■AiirJlSJ.aO 2d-clas* /bertn <_ maV-i •:
SCHKDUL- Uf SiAl-lXO^: . •-.
Columbia Ju'.y 8, 12,22. Aug. 1 ..
State of California .....July 7, 17. 27. AuK-'d' • '■■
Through tic.ets and through basjsatra to Alt '•;■
Eaa.eru points. Kates aud foldeH apou appllc* '. ; ;
tlou W • . : ■ ■ .\ *.
F. F. CONNOR. General Aitont.
630 Market, street,-' - ".
OOODALU PERKINS & CO.. Muperinteuden:*' ■;".."
PICinD COASTJTEAMSBIP CG.■";. %
STEAMERS LEAVK BUOADWAY A«. ''!*
wharf, San Francisco, as follows: -asSsT ■■
For ions In Alaska, 9 a. m. Jaly 5, 10. 15, '-'0,. ''■
25, 80» and every flttii day thereafter, ■ '■ . "'
For Victoria and Vaucouver (B. C), Port 'rown- '■':'■
send, Seattle, Tacoma, Everett. Anacortes ani •-.■
New Wnatcom (Belllnebam Bay. \Va»h.), 9a. v. "'.
July 5, 10, 1J, 20, ai, AO and very tlfth day there- 'i
after, connecting at Vancouver with the C. P. It. ; ■
X., Tacoma with N. P. li. IL, at Seattle with <J. I-
K. Ky., at Port Townsend with Alaska steamers. ■ '.—,
For Kureka, Area a and Fields Landing ilijm- •:
boldt Bay), Str. Pomona 't v., July 5. a la, 17»'--"
21, 26, 30, August S, 7. 11, 1«, 20, 24, 28, Sepiem- .- \
ber 1. 6. 10. 14. 18.22, 27. ;'V
For Crnz, Monterey, Ban Simeon, Cayncoi, ;* •
Port Harfortl (san l.uls Üblspo), Uaviota, Santa-'-'-'.
Barbara, Ventura. Hneneme, San Pedro, Ka.it sa-i
Pedro (Loa Angeles) and Newport, at 9a. m. .'
July 1, 6, 9, 13, 17. 21. 25. '^9. and every Jourm •••.'!-■
l!»y thereafter. . '.-:■■'•."■'
For san Dieco. stopping only at Port Harrorl " "<
' (San Luis Oblspo), >anta Barbara, Port Los An- "•'
' reles. Redondo (Los Anseles) and Newport. ll'.-:.
a. _. July 3, 7. il. 15, 19, 28, 27, 31, and every . ;
' fourth day thereafter.
For Knsenada, San Jo.ie del Cabo. Afazatlan. h%. '■ •
Pax and Uu&ymaa (Mrxlco), steamer Orizaba,. 1J- ''■'
A. k.. the 21 of each month. . • '■'■'■
'1 be Company reserves the rlcht to change with- ''•.-.
oat previous notice steamers, galling dales sod
' hours of sailing. Ticket office—Palace Hotel, 4 • •*'
New Montgomery street. . • ':■
QOODALL, PERKINS & CO., Gen'l Asents. : '
10 Market si.. San Franclsoa.. '.':■■
PACIFIC COAST_STEAHSfIIP CO. ;•(:]'
TJKDUCED PASSKNNJBU RATES TO VI<V " .'.
!'XV torla, B. C, -cattle, Tacoaia, Port Townse.id. '• -. •
and other Paget souud ports.
*>B.OU - FIRST CLASS '
- 54.00 SECOND CLASS .' •
(Includlns; Berth and Mrals). .'
Steamers sail irom Broadway l>ock 9a. — • ".'■"
U-TATILLA. ........'. Fr.day. June'it /
CITY PUEBLA Wedneid&y, June 3 .'
WALLA WALLA v, nday, July 4
TJCKKT. OF KICK—4 New Montgo nery stress
GOUDALL. PKRKINS 4 CO.. General Agents -'
fmwmmmMMtl s.s. Australia for '■
rj flnlC O I.ILU ouly.
«£_-._-■« Tuesday. July 13. a: J
y^ _. . " p.m. tpecial party rates. ..
Cii^\J\ Tue tf- >- MOA N A •
iSflMm^ninJ l!s vl* HONOLULU
G)1C(]IID1IIU&/ »n<l AUCKLAND for
/KrnFanrU SYDNEY. Thursday. :'
VyilipVJlUp Juiy 2J. ■> p. m.
' LInetoCOOLQARDIE.Aust.. and CAPETOWN •
South Africa, ..-■--■
J. U. SPRECKELS <fcßßoa CO.. Asrents,
■■. . ■ ; . ■ 114 Alontßomerv st.
Freight office, 527 Marke; street, ban Kranclsca.
COaPACSIEGESERAL TR 1 A! LAI riQiiJ
French Line to Havre.
PIER(NEW),42NOKTH jS»Ti '
\J River, foot of Morton ci. Travelers by -^CuaP • '
this line avoid both transit by English railway ani
the discomfort of crossing the channel In a small
boat.' -New York to Alexandria, Egypt, via ParU
first class fltiO, secODd class 9118. ...
LA I.KtTAUNK... ..........July 10. 10*.*.
LA SOKMANDIK ..July J. 7. 10 «. • ■
LA UASfUOSK.. ..July S!4. 10 v *.
LA TOURAINK... Jalv bl. 10 4. '■'•
LA. CHAMPAGNE.. August 7. 10 A. _. .
OT For torilier particulars u|<p!y to - . . •
. >». FOKU-T. Agen:, ■ .:
' No. 3 Bowling Green. New torlc. / ,
i J. F. FUGAZI *■ Co., Agents, 5 Montgomery
avenue, San 1-rancisco. . * '
<^m_K HAJIBCRG A3IERIOAILWE •'
i win-si ki:\v EXPRESS
*^- i •Hjrmfgjf - Line from K«w York to '
Plymouth (London), Cherbourg. ParU <S Haniburc,
Normanma Jay 1 I '■nrinaiuiia ..... July 29
rolumUa:.;.:. JulVg I Columbia... Auguit 5
F. Bismarck .....Inly .'2 | f. tismarclt. .August 19
Uamhurg-American Line,37 B*w_y,N.Y. ■
A ii. it iu-...ZOii, Aijents, Ijl Caliioralasu,
San Francisco, Cal. - . . '. , , •
: .v. €TAnfTAU STEAMERS
.. .. olvtnlUii MMifiriUij ;.
Leave Pier No. 3, Washington St..
At U I*. -I, Dmly. KrciKlu received up
• ' to-.:3i) f. JI. -
' . tBT Accommodation* Reserved by Telephone.
The only lin.- selllnx through tickets aud glvla|
throti<h freight rates to all poln:s on Valley ■
Ballroad. •■ • ■
T. O. Walker, J. I>. Tetert,
i Mmrr __rr»tt, ' City of Stockton.
V Telephone Main 805. Ca_ Nay. and lmpu O«
FORU. S. ifAVY-YARD ASD VALLEJO.
BCon.. Tnes.,' Wed.. Thuis. and 5at......... .
..9:45 _ m. and 3:15 p. if (9 p. M ex. Thurs.)
Fridays.......;.. M ...1 p.m.. 9 p. *.
_O_days 10:3J a. k. and 8 p. _.
Loading and omces, Mission Uocic, Pier i
■':■-■■ ■ Teltpnone Green 381. - ■
FOR SAS JOSE, LOS GATOS ft'SJUti CRUZ
'iQTKAJIKB ALVISO LKAVb> PliiK 1■• DAILY.
. »_> iSuudays ticepted) at, 10 a. v. Alviso dail<-
. iSainrdHy excepted)' at I r. -v. • Freight and
Passenger. Fara - between Kan Fr.mci anil
Alvi.m, 50c; lv Sau Jose, 75c. Clay «_, tfiu
' tt! W. fc»uu CUr» sit cmvi J <>»*.