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PERJURY IN THE FAIR CASE C. S. Bartlett, One of the Witnesses, Ordered Into Custody. HE TESTIFIED FOR MRS. CRAVEN. Confesses Under Oath That He Willfully Gave False Evidence, RI'EF AS THE "OGEL" (IF THE CASE. Counsel for the Opposing Litigants Struggle to Shift the Odium Cre ated by the Exposure. A series of incidents cropped up in the Fair trial yesterday afternoon which were highly sensational. ' Notable among them was the arrest of C. S. Bartlett, one of the witnesses for Mrs. Craven, for willfully committing " perjury. ' Bartlett is the glib-totgued insurance solicitor who took the stand several days ago and >attled off a story most interest ring in its details about lis having seen the late Senator Fair in Notary Cooney's •'office on the 27th of September, 1894— the day upon which the defense claims that the deceased millionaire acknowledged the disputed peucil deeds. There could he ,no question about it in his mind, as he gave it then. He was positive as to the date and every alleged fact he testified to, and in consequence he added a most powerful link in tbe lady defendant's evi dence. It was like unto the blowing up of a mine of dynamite, then, when this same man took th*' chair again yesterday and . brazenly confessed that he lied. What had been a dull and uninteresting session was fast drawinc near a close when the surprise came. Attorney Mitchell of the plaintiffs' line indulged in some whispering with his associates and tften arose and asked the court's perrui*= .-ion to recall Bartlett to the stand "for additional cross-examination." Judge Slack readily assented. Bartlett, who was j near at hand and waiting, tripped blithely j down the cetitar aisle to tell the startling j story of his own criminality. Being asked if he was "dead sure" that he saw the Senator on that eventful day, Bartlett said he was not. He only saw the Senator's back, he thought, even if he saw him at all. "After you made a statement to Lawyer Ruef of the delense with reference to what you could testify to did you receive any promises of reward or remunera tion?" asked Mitchell. A hush came over the room and every eve was fastened upon the man, who twitched and grimaced in the witness chair. Bartlett hesitated a full minute and then replied. He said he had received such a promise. "What was it?" "Why, Mr. Ruef said I would be taken care of all right after I testified." "Have yon received any money from Mr. Ruef since this case began?" Bartlett hesitated again. "Not directly, '' he finally said. • •'•Well, indirectly?" •Yes." "How much?" Bartlett said be thought about $50 in all. He got the money from Mr. Her enghi, Ruei's brother-in-law. It was "just ' a business transaction," be said. Mr. Ruef vouched for him, and the brother-in law "accommodated" him. "Do you know Wilbur, the man who ap peared here several days ago as a witness for the defense?" queried Mitchell. "Yes; quite well." "Did you ever talk to him about this case?" "1 did." "What took place?" "Well, I met him one day, and he com plained about being hard up. I told him I was in the Fair case, and that I expected to be rewarded. I told him to go and see ~ Ruef, as that party was the man in the case to see, and might be able to give him some work." • "Did you afterward have a conversation with Mr. Ruef about Wilbur?" "Yes. Ruef asked me if Wilbur was an honest man, and I told him he should not be 100 personal. When he asked me if Wilbur could be relied upon I just nodded, that was all. Ruef then gave me a copy of what my own evidence was to be and said I might need it to refresh my memory. I said I would not require it, as I haa a good memory." Being directed to go more into detail regarding tbe advice he gave Wilbur about calling upon Ruef, Bartlett said he told that individual that Ruef was "the angel in the case." He also told him that . he (Bartlett) was going to get $5000 for bis evidence in the event that Mrs. Craven won the lawsuit. "Have you got it yet?" asked Mitchell. "To get," chirped the witness. Bartlett reiterated his declaration that he was in the store at 11 Montgomery street on the 27th of September, but added that he could not say positively now that he saw the Senator there. He thought he saw somebody, but as the party bad his back turned he was unable to say who it was. It might have been Senator Fair and it might net. The witness was then turned over to Mr. NEW TO-DAT. Most Torturing, Disfiguring, Humiliating Of itching, burning, bleeding, scaly skin and scalp humors is instantly relieved by a warm bath with Cuticura Soap, a single application of Cuticora (oint- ment), the great skin cure, and a full dose of Cuticora Resolvent, greatest of blood purifiers and humor cares. (pticura Remedies speedily, permanently, and economically cure, when all else fails. Pottir DKDO afd Chkm. Corp.. Sole Props., Boston. ' Sir " How to Con Every Skin and Blood Humor," Ira*. PIMPLY FACES ™&A3risS. *' Delmas for a baiting that fairly bristled, with good things. Bartlett's confession was a serious proposition for the defense and it was important to that side that something • houid be saved from the wreck. Delmas wont at the self-confessed perjurer savagely. It soon developed that Bartlett was a veritable Baron Munchausen, being unable to hold to the truth on any subject tor the space of two short minutes and mixing himself up distressingly. "Have you been talking with anybody connected with the plaintiffs' side of this case since you gave your original evidence here?" was Delmas' first sally. "Yes, I have been talking to Attorneys L'oyd and Mitchell. I met Mr. Lloyd yesterday on Montgomery street, and we made an appointment to meet in his office. A certain party told me Lloyd , wanted to see me." "Who was that party?" "I can't recall his name." "Wasn't his name O'Connell?" . "Yes; I believe it was. I met him last Friday, I think." "What aid he tell you?" "I don't recall his words." "Try, please." 'Well, I think he asked me if I was friendly with Attorney Mitchell." "Was there not something said about 150007" "I think I do remember a remark some thing like that. 1 think it was I who said to O'Connell that $5000 would be about the right fee for me. I told him I was thinking about leaving the City." "Wis the fee to compensate you for ! changing your testimony?" "Oh, no." Deimas dropped this line, and asked i Bartlett to explain why it was that, he was so positive when testifying a few days ago that he had seen Senator Fair with Cooney, and was not so now. The witness said he had been thinking the mutter over, and had come to the conclusion that he must have been mistaken. He said he went to Attorney Lloyd's office for the purpose of making a clean breast of the whole affair. "I knew that there were some things I had done in the past that I regretted, and I knew that they were going to impeach me in court by dragging all of these af fairs up," he went on falteringly. "I did wrong once wben employed by a religious body as collector. I went to Mr. Lloyd to see if I could have the exposure stopped. Mr. Lloyd ; heard my story and C S. EARTLETT, One cf the Witnesses Who Testified for Mrs. Craven and Who Is Now Under Arrest for Peijury. told me to come to bis office again this morning. I went there and found Mr. MKcbell in the office ahead of me. I bad seen Mr. Mitchell before that when he took the elevator to go upstairs, but 1 did not speak to him at that time." "Then you did talk with Mr. Mitchell afterward?" asked Delmns. 'Yes. Wo sat down together and talked for about ten minutes. We were in the room alone the most of that time. Two other men came in and went out, but I do not know who they were." "Do you know Detective Seymour when you see him?" "Only by sight." "Was he one of those two men?" "I don't remember." Mr. Delmas strugg ed for some minutes with the witness in an effort to have him relate in detail what took place between himself and Mr. Mitchell. Bartlett was evasive, even to an exasperating degree. Delmas was persistent, tenacious, and get ting mad. "Well," sfaid Bartlett finally, "we talked about some matters in which I was vitally interested. Mr. Mitchell has a client to whom I owe some money, and we adjusted that little matter." This was Delmas' cue. It was the open ing wedge for which he had been seeking in order to throw some of the odium created by Bartlett's confession upon the other side. He snapped at it as a trout would rise to a fly. And incidentally it caused Bartlett some moments of worry and torment. "Hold on, there exclaimed Bartlett, who realized that lie had blundered and was now badly flurried. "Strike that out; I didn't mean that. I want to withdraw that remark." "What for?" asked Delmas blandly. "Because it was a mistake. What I meant to say was that the matter adjust ed was that trouble I had with the church. That was the matter I explained to Mr. Mitchell, and he said everything would be all right. Theie was nothing said about that money I owed his client. I made a mistake there. That matter had nothing to do with this case whatever." Delmas smiled and twiddled his thumbs merrily, for he knew fie had trapped his man. The attorney permitted the witness to have such benefit as he could get out of bis discomfiture and then changed the subject. "When you met O'Connell last Friday did he show you any money?" "I don't remember." "Why don't you?" "Well, I don't think he did, anyhow." 'Well, are you sure?" "Well, yes then, if . that suits you. He did not show me any." "Was not $100 mentioned by O'Connell in that conversation, and did he not say that that would be an installment upon a $5000 payment?" "I've heard a good deal about money around this case, but I haven't seen any yet," blurted Bartlett. "But there was something said in that conversation about money, was there not?" "1 believe there was. I wanted to get in on the reaching-out process, and I think I said something to that effect." "What do you mean by the reaching out process?" "Well, they were holding out their hands before them." "With coin in their hands?" . "Yes, I presume that was about it." Delmas sought to find out more defin itely from the witness what caused him to change his evidence,* but all lie could get out ot him was a statement to the effect that he bad become conscience-stricken and wanted to get out of a bad mess. The attorney was not through with Bartlett when the court suggested that it was time to take an adjournment, so there will be more of him when the case is resumed next week. Then came the blow that almost killed THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 1897. father. Bartlett picked up his hat and started to trip away. "vVaita moment," said Judge Slack in his quiet way. "i am not quite through yet. Mr. Sheriff, step over this way and take this witness into custody. . I will order that he be taken to the City Prison and there confined pending the prepara tion of a complaint charging him with perjury." -4&psgj| Bartlett was staggered, but submitted to the arrest without objection. Mr. Delmas remarked that he was just about to ask the court to make the order just entered, and Mr. Mitchell of the other side spoke up and also said they cheerfully consented to the court's action. The jury was now excused, and then something else happened. Mr. Delmas announced to the court that he bad secured the detention of two men who had been exhibiting a document purporting to have been written by him, but which was a rank forgery. He had secured the document and wished the court to inspect it. It had the appearance of being a legal paper, and its contents set forth that Mr. Delmas had agreed to as sign to one James Walter Gough certain claims that he had against some cjrpora tion clien s for a period ot two years in the event of his losing the Craven law suit. Just what it all meant, Mr. Delmas said, he could not conceivo, but inasmuch as his signature to the document bad been forged and there were references in it to the Fair case he considered it his duty as an attorney-at-law to inform the court. The two detained men referred to were j brought into court, and cave their names j as George 0!« en and William Goettert. ! In the investigation that followed it de j veloped that James Walter Gough was i presuming upon the fact that he was re lated to Mr. Patterson, one of the jurors in the case, and was' using that as a method for borrowing money from Goet tert. The latter said that a man named Molder, who had been acting as a go-be tween in the transaction, had in his pos session a document which he claimed was a will executed by the late Senator Fair. He told Goettert, so ibis indivfdual said, tkat he was in cohoots with Deiiuas, and that they were going to make a big stake out of tne Fair case. On the strength of this bright prospect and all this docu mentary evidence he hoped to be able to burrow $500 from Goettert. Judge Slack promised to have the mat ter investigated, and threatened to have a few more people jailed if be should find that there had been any more meddling with the case. Edward D. Wilbur said last night, re garding the testimony of Bartlett, that be was also implicated in giving false tes timony: Bartlett had nothing to do with my connec tion with the Fair will case at all. His state ment is totally false. 1 never had any deal ings with him in the matter, and, in fact, would have no dealings with him, as I know him too well. I have been approached a dozen times by different people who ask.'d me what 1 was getting out of this case. 1 knew they were spies sent by the other side who weie trying to get me to say something they could get hold of. All I got out of the case, and ail 1 expect to get out of it is my witness fees, which I demanded, as I was entitled to them. I went there to tell the truth. AU this story of Bartlett comes from a man- who threat ened to get even with me for a fancied wrong which he thinks I did him. I have had several offers of money to take back my testimony, and had one to go to a certain office downtown and sign a certificate, accept a sum of money and then get cut of town. I wrote a letter this evening to Liwyer Ruef about it and also about the threats to have me implicated In this matter. So far as my going to Ruef Is concerned, it was Judge Denson who sent me there when 1 told him what my testimony was. My connection with the case came from my wife reading the paper one evening about the case. I said I knew something about Fair being in San Rafael, and I looked up my memorendum-book to see about the date that I saw him there. I found It was the same day that was in question, and so told Judge Den son. If this is an attempt to break down my testimony I shall give a little additional testi mony about another matter in which I have a disinterested witness. Late last evening A. Ruef. one of the at torneys employed to deiend the interests of Mrs. Craven in the famous case, made a statement, a statement which may well be regarded as sen sational, dealing as it does directly vvnn the integrity of Witness Barrett and the attorneys employed by the Fairs. In his statement he charges that Barrett had on a former occasion told him and others that be had been offered the sum of $5000 to change his testimony given before and to leave the City. He also says that he gave certain advice in the matter. The statement lollows in full: Some time ago, In the month of April or May, Barrett came to my office and stated that he knew and had a number of wealthy clients who wanted to loan money on real estate il the security were sufficient, and that he had a good loan of $16,000 that he would like to negotiate. I reierred the matter to two or three ol my clients, who reported unfavorably on the proposition. I finally found one who accepted the loan, but before it was consum mated withdrew his acceptance. A day or two after "Barrett had been notified of this he called at my office and asked me If I could not find somebody else to let him have thai money for bis friend. Captain White, as he would like very much to make the commission on it— l believe he said $100. I told him I was busy, but would get at th« matter in a short lime, as there seemed to be ample security for any body who wanted to make a loan. During ihe conversation he said that he had just walked down the street with a famous person— Mr. Clark. I said, "Who is Mr. Clark?" and he said, 1 "Mr. Herbert Clark, Senator Fair's valet." I immediately became interested in the mat ter, because I was one of the attorneys in the case, which was then proceeding in Depart ment 10. I asked him, "Do you know Herbert Clark very weir."' He said, "Yes." 1 said, "Would you do me a favor?" and" he said, "Certainly, I will." I said, "I wish you would find out it Mr. Clark ever knew of Sena tor Fair's ever, acknowledging a deed before Notary Cooney." He said, "That is not necessary. 1 know it myself. 1 said, "How do you know it?" He said, "Why I was there." I said, "What were you doing there?" To this he replied, "Why, it was the last day I had, to answer In an un lawful detainer suit that had bean brought against me for not paying my rent, and I went into O'Farrell's real estate office to get an extension of time, and as I walked into tn c place I saw Fair just ahead of me at Cooney's office, and I thought, "There is a fellow that does not need to bother himself about rents.' j waited up to the manager or owner of the i place and spoke to Him, and as 1 went out I THE PAST AND PRESENT OF THE NEW PRIZE-RING LUMINARY. : saw Mr. Fair again standing at the same place where I had first seen him." I said, "Can you fix the date?" He said, "No, except it was the last day I had to an swer in that case." I said, "About when was thai?' 1 He said, "Ob,' some time in September, 1804, a week or so before I moved out of the house, and I moved on October 3. When I could not get the time from the real-estate man I sent down to my attorney's office and we went out together to Judge Hebbard, and we got five days on that very day." I asked him what the name of the case was and he told me, and I went out to the City Hall, and to my amazement and satisfaction found that the case showed that his time to answer was up on the very day when Coon* acknowledged Fair's signature, but not only that, but the order extending time was dated and filed on the same day, and that the affi davit of the service of summons had b?en signed before Cooney himself on ihat very day. I hud lelt Barrett in cnargeof one of my eierns to be detained until I could verify his state ments by the records. After I had satisfied myself from an examination of the files that his statement* were true I returned immedi ately to the office and took his statements ol the facts in writing and he signed it. In that statement he testified to exactly the same facts of which he gave evidence when called to the witness-stand. He made a simi lar statement to Judge Denson, one of my associate counsel, some time in the month of May or June, and on the day before he went on the stand to testify he made a similar state ment again to Messrs. Delmas and Denson and myself. He then testified to the facts exactly as they occurred and was corrobo rated by the records of which we had taken certified copies before .hat time. A day or two after he testified he came to the office and stated that peop c connected with the opposing side in this case had ottered him a large sum of money to make a statement to the- effect that his evidence was incorrect and that he was not positive of havlug seen Fair on the day mentioned as stated by him. He asserted that he had been offered $5000 in cash to make such a statement and to leave the City, and that an appointment had been made lor htm to meet Mr. Lloyd, one of the at torneys for the opposing side, at 3:30 o'clock that afternoon. . r :-f i'fJ'- He -.sked me what to do in .the matter. I advised him to nave nothing to do with it, but upon reflection suggested that it might be possible to establish himself well In the eyes of the entire community as an nonest man to assist us in the case and at the same time make that! ¥sooo it he would aid in exposing the plan ol the other peopie. He agreed to do this, and returned snortly afterward with the statement that he had made an appointment for 8 o'cloCK that evening with Mr. Lloyd or his representative. He also said during the day that he had been offered $100 if he would only go up to see Mr. Wheeler. 1 to.d him to be careful about the tiling, and that if he were going into the matter and intended to follow it up to be sure to make some statement in advance, so that he would be protected in the case, if the matter should succeed. This he agreed to do. On the next day he informed me that he had not met Mr. Lloyd, as per appointment, but had met him on ttie street, and that Mr. Lloyd had invited him to his office, but thai he had informed Mr. Lloyd tnat ne preferred to meet him at some other place. His -abject was to secure the deposit of the sum of $5000 in the hands of some iriend of his, with whom he would leave a statement admitting every cr.me in the decalogue if necessary, which statement was to be exchanged lor the money as soon as he could make arrangements to leave the City. This morning he met me in the corridor In the City Hall. and informed me that he was gome on the stand at the suggestion of the other people, but that I Knew what questions to ask him, and that he would give answers which would show them thai they could not intimidate htm by their threats and that he would stick to the truth. He also so stated to other persons in the corridor, and during the short recess in the afternoon stepped up to me and said that his testimony would be to the effect stated by him in the morning. In his testimony on the witness-stand to day he stated that he had been at Mr. Lloyd's office lost nigut, and that he had been there this morning, and had met Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Lloyd there; that he bad met Detective John Seymour in the corri dor of the City Hall, and had gone to lunch with Detective Curtin, who is in the employ of the Fair . people, and that bis change in bis testimony was made after he had . these interviews with them. He also Mated that he bad received no consideration from- anybody on our side for his testimony in the ca-e, and no promise of anything until after his testimony had been given, at which time be stated that 1 had suggested to him that a reasonable fee for his services would be the sum of $5000. I never made him any such statement, never offered to him any money and never promised or agreed to pay him any money, nor bas any body else connected with our side of the case to my knowledge. Why lie made the change in his testimony — a change so apparently false upon its lace— be left to the imagi nation of any one who considers it. THE GRAND JURY. John Hoesch Appointed Expert— Exita From Public Places to Be j Inspected. John Hoesch was appointed expert of the Grand Jury yesterday afternoon, and will begin the work assigned to him with out delay. < Very little business was trans acted by. the jury nt the session yesterday afternoon, but several appointments were made for committee investigation. i The subject of exits from halls, theaters and other places of. public entertainment will eneago the special attention of the jury. The crush at Woodward's Pavilion on the occasion of the Green and Walcott fight did not e-cape the observation of members of the Grand Jury, and probably bad -some, bearing on tbe decision leached yesterday to begin an extended investiga tion of exits from buildings where multi tudes of people assemble. • / Committee work on the subjects of tax levy and school book changes is in prog ress. Several important communications have been received by the foreman and re ferred to committees for inquiry. f : Fire in' a Restaurant. An alarm was sounded from box 27 at 9:30 o'clock last night for a fire in the rear of Torri & Galii's saloon and restaurant, known as the Star Exchange, corner of Merchant and San some streets. The fire, which was caused by a defective flue, damaged the building and its contents to the extent of $250. The American Union Fish Company and the Judson F. nit Company suffered slight losses from smoke and water. ■: ':".-;*.-'= — » 0 » -'"-'* "Wheee Does Our Contemporary Stand?" is j one of the questions asked in to-day's Star. * j FROM RANGE TO THE RING Why Walcott Quit Cooking and Took Up Fighting Instead. The Cranial Bump, Upon Which Blows Are Harmless and Assaults Wasted. An Ebony Pugilist Who Can't Be Hurt and Doesn't Know What Pear Is. That Mr. Joseph Walcott of Boston is a wonder does not need saying now. He came out here with a knowledge of the fact safely stowed away under his ebony skin, and that he bas succeeded in im- pressing it upon San Francisco is to him a matter of exceeding great joy. Many peo ple paid a nigh price for the information, but this does not worry Mr. Walcott, who regards what they learned as worth the money. He put his own cash in a bank yesterday, and wandered about the streets seeking whom he might dazzle. He even went across the bay, a crowd at his heels, to show the peaceful peopie there how beseemeth the warrior fresh from the bat tle-field, the laurels yet unwithered upon his brow. It having passed into history how han dily the sawed-off Mr. Walcott knocked out a Californian who had been regarded in his class as wellnigh invincible, the Watcott personality assumes an interest that in itself, divorced from the -gory legends of the ring, it hardly merits. In fighting rig Walcott is simply a bundle ol muscle, full of vitality, impervious to blows of ordinary force, quick, impetu ous, knowing nothing of pain but the pleasure of Inflicting it. Yet he is not unduly brutal. Fighting is his business. He reaches for the jaw of his opponent as free irom malice as the butcher who firmly but without venom knocks the brains out of a steer. After having shaken un the entire system of an antagonist Walcott is ready to round up the opera tion by shaking the antagonist's band, provided that unfortunate is in condition to know oie hand from the other or either from his loot. Yesterday Walcott wore a suit of over coming cream color, an expansive shirt front and a drab hat cocked jauntily upon that cast-iron bump which constitutes an impregnable phrenological feature. This bump has knocked the stuffing from many a glove and the high hope from many a pugilist. He is not a handsome man. 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Take ,| ■L^JLffJ gJ^ T * lil ll 111 V i "° substitute for the original * N i II 1 I < Food C ' :i ' f^'' AU others are *T I ;,■■-■ 1 ;. v yy. • ■POSTUM CEREAL CO., LIM., 4 | IVVyi ■ POSTUM CEREAL CO., LIM., | ~" BAT ILK CREEK, MICH. .- the thus far futile search after the miss ing link. Far be it lrom any lay mind to designate Walcott as the article in ques tion, but if ever in his peregrinations he shall run across the link and address him as cousin he will not be rebuked for pre sumption. Walcott was once a cook on a boat. He had the reputed ability to take any deck hand who objected to the quality ot the grub and with the hapless grumoler wipe the deck to a state of absolute polish. He was thus doubly useful. Some Boston gentlemen of culture, devoted to the prop agation and nurture of the prize-fight, thought to have fun wilh the cook by in viting him to participate in one of their intellectual festivals. Tbe cook entered into the spirit of the occasion, and in that evening won the championship of New England, with a few other States thrown in, both as fighter and wrestler. . Straight way he abjured the pots and pans of Inw life and hits since devoted himself to the art of administering knockout blow?. He does this wholly without malice, and is prepared to take a licking smilingly any time the man with the proper equipment shall ; pD?ar to administer it. j This short fighter, cyclone or earth quake, as he is variously termed, is not of the usual sort in many respects. He makes money, but he saves it. He has some of it laid safely away, and more invested in property in Waltham. He also has a wife and two children, of whom he is proud, and who share in his prosperity. He has never been injured in a fi.'ht, but the same cannot be said of other parties en gaged in the same fight?. Yesterday he was ns chipper as a cricket, declaring that he didn't feel a lame spot. If he bad a bruise of course it didn't show, for an or dinary black and blue mark would be lost under the sooty hue that nature has pro vided htm. He siemed a little proud of his victory, but not overmuch. "Green is a game fighter," be said. "I bated to hurt him, bin 1 knew from the first that he didn't have any show. Tben he made a remark to me that one gentleman does not make to another, and I thought I'd take my time and lick him good." Thi-, judged from tie comments of all who beheld the affray, is about what he did. : ,; r J": "Green won't be fit to fight for six months," he added, grimly, and turned to be greeted by one of his many admirers of his own shade. Walcott is a native of the West Indies and so is free in a measure irom the vernacular ordinarily heard from the American negro. He is only 24 years old, seems to be fat but isn't, and has many a fight in him yet. He expects to wait here and train for a meeting with "Kid" Livigne, who once beat him on points in fifteen rounds. Walcott thinks he is better now, and perhaps he is. At any rate unless the rules can be modified so as to permit Mr. Lavigne to enter the ring with an ax there will be much San Francisco money behind Wal cott, and probably then side bets would be made that the ax couldn't stand the im pact with Walcott's protuberant dome. The man doesn't know what tear is, be can' be hurt and no enraged gorilla could enter more earnestly into a physical con test. And besides the love ot the contest there is always a purse in sight. The latest one captured contained a matter of $7000. Walcott's manager says that as to training the fighter is iazy and has to be urged. Walcott gave a grin modeled on the Billy Kersands pattern upon hearing this and did not deny the charge, so it is probably true. But once in the ring Wal cott is very industrious. J princ Valley. E:> joined. r In the suit of W. I. Fifield against the Spring Valley Water Company Judge Hebbard yes terday granted an injunction pendente lite restraining the Spring Valley Water Company from taking water from the land of the de fendant In San Mateo County. Will Utilize Wave Power. The American Wave Motor Company has been Incorporated by James M. Dyer, Alfred C. Goldner, Julius Goldner, John Milton and K. W. Wltmer with a capital stock of $1,000. --000, the organizers having subscribed for $5 each. HOW J.B.BRACQ RAISED THE WIND A Spirited ; Eace Between Deputy- Sheriffs and Landlord. Saved From Eviction by Small Loans From His Many Friends. Contributions From Tamale Men and Green-Grocers Save a Man's Home. There was a lively scene at 301 Mont gomery avenue yesterday afternoon, when twelve Deputy Sheriffs undertook to re move all the furniture from the Pacific Coast House, because J. B. Bracq, the landlord, was delinquent in rent to the amount of $142. The Sheriffs were there pursuant to an execution obtained by E. Meneseni, the unrelenting landlord. When the Sher.ffs began to remove the bedding from some of tic thirty rooms of the house the inmates, chiefly women, who were still asleep, began to awake in as much terror as if the signal had been given that the house was in flames. There was a hurried rush among blear-eyed women, a general alarm that all the effects of the lodgers would be thrown into the street, followed by the ordering of express wagons to remove the effects of the roomers. By this time the landlord of the house began to hunt among his friends for the money necessary to settle the case. From the grocer he borrowed $10, from the butcner $5, and so on, until be had can vassed the street. Meantime the depu ties, who had already waited for many hours for the delinquent, were working rapidly, piling household effects on the sidewalk. This proceeding soon attracted a large crowd. Then the landlord, seeing some of his oldest roomers going away, became furious. The only way that his anger expressed itself was in increased' energy in his vocation as borrower from the neighbors. He went at his friends with a vim ana persuasive eloquence that few could resist, and finally it was whispered along the hallways and word was sent to the dimly lighted rooms that the landlord had raised the wind to a point within $12 "35 of the required amount. The race between the Sheriff and the delinquent landlord was now neck and neck, with odds In favor of the landlord. There were still a number oi outside precincts to hear from. The taniale men in the alleyways and the green-grocers in the byways were now pounced upon by the perplexed landlord. The Sheriff sat in the kitchen jingling tho gold that had first been paid; bis assist ants worked slower and slower — just enough to goad the Frenchman to renewed activity. He now began to make frequent trips to the kitchen, which bad been selected as the receiving teller's desk. He was a fat little landlord, and as he got closer to the point that was to restore bis vanishing power he ran up the steps as if his lire depended on the result of the race to the kitchen. Finally he came with the last cent. The collections from good friends had dwin dled down to a'.mes and nickels, and when the full amount was paid the land lord had just 10 cents as a surplus to be gin the aay with, but his dignity had grown and he carried out the English man's idea that every man's house is his castle by standing on his tiptoes and say ing: "Now lam free. It is not so funny now, and all oi you people who have not rooms in this house will please move on." The exodus of women and men Ceased and that of • Deputy Sheriffs and those who had gone to the place from curiosity began. Then chaos was changed to order and t.e Pacific Coast House resumed busi ness at the old stand. HE NEEDED REST. Banker 'i all'tn* Is All Right Again and Ready to Resume His Journey to Dresden. According to private telegrams from Chicago which were received in this City yesterday, John D. Tallant, president of the Tallant Banting Company, will resume his journey to Dresden to-day. All that was needed to restore his mental and physical health was perfect repose for two or three days— and this he obtained in the private retreat at Oakwood, Lake Geneva. As at first surmised by his rela tives in this City, his strange conduct on the train between Council Bluffs and Chicago was earned by nervous prostra tion. Musical People Of California will be interested in this week's issue pi Town Talk, which contains more read able matter than any other weekly published on this side of the Rockies. A portrait of Mrs. W. B. Wilshire appears in the society pages; the . latest social gossip about the Landis Klondike party and other iunctionsand rumors. An . engagement that was broken off is the keynote to Maud Newton Wood's novel ette from • real life. The editorials, stories, poems, paragraphs upon matters about town, musical, book and dramatic criticisms are far above the average in interest. * Over S6OOO Worth of Asparagus. Hong Lock has sued Robert Hlckmott for $1510 53 for balance due on account of a bill for $6603 90 asparagus furnished for canning at defendant's establishment on Bouldin Island, in San Joaquin County.