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SAVED HER LIFE BY A WILD RIDE Little Ena Torris Ate Some Arsenic While at Play, 50 HELP WITHIN SEVERAL MILES, As the Foaming Horses Gal loped Down the Road, For Life" the Rescuer Cried. I MAD RACE WITH DEATH. The Eoad Was Cleared by All Travelers to Give the Eight of Way. | Little Ena Torris' life was saved yester day by a wild ride of three miles made by her father and uncle and Dr. Carrie Baker. The ride was witnessed by hundreds of people, who readily hauled to one side of the rocky Redwood road as they saw the flying cart in which was a man holding a rigid child and another doing all in his power to urge the foaming horse forward. There were scores of vehicles on the Redwood road yesterday, as it was a holi day. Between Fruitvale and Joaquin Miller's place the winding driveway was lined with people enjoying the holiday. Some of the pleasure-seekers were sur prised when they were a little way out of Fruitvale to see a man, hatless and coat less, running along the road. No one was pursuing him and there was no apparent reason for his hurry. Perspiration was streaming from every pore, but he pressed on, leaving everybody wondering at his unseemly haste. A mile further on the crowd of pleasure seekers taw a hatless rider flying along on a bareback horse. He had neither bridle nor saddle but only a halter, yet he urged the animal on and clung bravely to its mane. Both the man on foot and the rider were racing against time for a life. When near the Torris place a thrilling sight was witnessed. The road is very winding and there is a curv? every hun dred yards. The sides of the road are rocky aDd there are many steep banks. There have been many fatal accidents on it and when people hear an unusual clat ter of horses' hoofs around any of the curves they expect to see a runaway and quickly draw to one side. Yesterday a large crowd heard a heavy beating of horses' feet and everybody was expecting to see a serious accident as the animals swerved around the turn. First around came a buggy in which were two ladies. They were driving as fast as possible, and while one urged on the horses the other kept a lookout for the dangerous places along the road. They motioned the other vehicles that all was right and were quickly out of sight around the next curve. A tew hundred yards behind them came a cart, which a big horse was pulling over the ground as though it were a child's express wagon. Everybody on the road drew rein to allow it to pass. One man was driving and the lines were allowed to hang loose on the animal's back. Down it came at break-neck speed. The second man was frantically waving a handker chief in one hand and shouting to the vehicles to let them have a clear right of way. In his other hand, wrapped in a white blanket, he was holding the rigid form ol a little girl. "For life! for life!" he shouted as he passed the pleasure-seeKers. But they had no time to make any inquiries as the cart flew by like the wind. On arriving at the top of the hill in quiries were made and the cause ol the strange race adown that precipitous canyon road was explained. About 9 o'clock yesterday morning little Ena Torris, who is a bright little girl just j**-.* - ' to-dat: If you knew the facts you! could'nt get out of being our customer Men's all wool suits, well made good to wear good to look at $10.00 worth $12 $14 $15 Boys' long pants suits, made to fit all wool, worth $9 $10 now $7.50 Boys' jaunty reefer suits, all wool worth $4 $5 now $3 suits trousers hats caps boys' clothing overcoats full dress ulsters bicycle suits golf suits grips satchels Inverness overcoats morning gowns Tuxedo suits livery house coats waiter coats office coats traveling shawls bar coats dress suit cases steamer rugs ■ . • furnishings ROOS BROS. 27-37 Kearny comer Post « 2>£ years old, was playing about the house at the head of the canyon, when -he found a package containing white powder. Child like she swallowed a large quantity of the stuff, and *as playing around for some time before her parents kncv what she Had done. When the child called their attention to what she had done they discovered that she had swallowed enough aiseuic to kill several grown-up people. No time was lost in taking action, and while the parents tried all kinds of simple remedies a messenger was dispatched to Fruitvale for a doctor. As the child crew worse a man on horseback was next sent, and on his arrival he found that Dr. Baker had left for the Torris house. The arsenic was fast geiiini* in its deadly work when Dr. Baker : rrived, but as no one had told her the nature of the child's sickness she had not taken a stomach pump with her. The child was fast sinking and was unable to respond to an enieiic, so little could be done at the house, and the only hope of saving the child's life was to drive to the doctor's office. The poison was fast completing the work it had begun and not many min utes remained in which to ac. Dr. Baker and her attendant jumped in the buggy and drove off. Mrs. Torris, the father, and his brother, holding the dying cuild, got in the cart and away they went on the race for life. On arriving at the doctor's office heroic measures were resorted to, but it was twelve hours before the efforts to save that young life bore any fruit. "Ten minutes more," said Dr. Baker to day, -and help would have been too late. The man that brought the message did not give any hint as to the nature of the accident, and doctors do not generally carry stomach pumps for infants' trouble. To-day the little one is doing well, but I shall always r member that Admission day ride down the canyon road that saved little Eva's life. SALS OF THE PISTOL. 1 igel's Testimony as to That Trans action With Hoffman is Vague. Judge Campbell was an hour late in reaching his courtroom, and when he ap peared hi* erstwhile gray whiskers were a beautiful golden brown, tinged with pink, purple and red. Questioned by the Wi'd Ride Down a Dangerous Canyon to Save the Life of a Babe Who Had Taken Poison. attorneys as to the reason of this disguise, his Honor explained that the transforma tion had not been intentional on his part, but that be had tried a new brand of soap, which the vendor had told him would make his whiskers soil and rluffy. The Judge is proud of his luxuriant beard and this sad accident has greatly grieved him. Ammonia, hot-water baths and the skill of the tonsorial artist have failed to restore the color— the spot will not out. At first the Judge thought he would shave it off, but fearing that the "push," of which that beard is the pride, would dis own him in that event, he has finally de cided to wear the rainbow on his chin until nature remedies the evil. Fig 1 was recalled for cross-examina tion and wr.s kept on the stand all day. Mr. Ach pursued the same tactics in this examination that he did on Wednes day, quizzing the witness in regard io his actions on June 1 and '2 down to the most minute details. To questions about the important points which he had testified to on direct examination Figel gave posi tive answers, but on minor matters bis memory was at fault. The question "What did you do at the bank on June I?'' the defendant refused to answer on the grounds that it might in criminate him on the charges of embezzle ment on which he is already held. The witness was asked to write the name of B. Josephs, but an objection was sus tained. In the argument on this point tbe pros ecution said they hoped to show by the difference in penmanship at present and on June 1 that Figel was nervous en that day. Mr. Ach dwelt at length on the assertion of Figel that be bad sold bis 32-caliber pistol lo Hoffman. The witness swore that he had sold it for $."> to Hoffman a week or ten days be fore his death in tbe room at the offices known as Rothchild's ofiice, but he couldn't tell anything of the conversation ; held in regard to he transaction nor the denomination of the money paid dim, I He didn't know exac.ly where he got the I pistol from just before he took it to the j deceased, nor whether it was loaded at ] the time. He bud not explained the ac tion of the gun to Hoffman. The questions of Mr. Ach were so rapid, and, as he expressed it, the frequent answer of the witness, "I don't remem ber" came almost before the questions were asked that the hour of adjournment \ was passed without ' being noticed. Gen- j eral Barnes called the attention of the j court to the fact tbat the witness was not well, nnd that as the day had been rather a bard one asked 'or an adjournment. . — -• — *> — •- ■ — -- A Musical Special. | Practienlly that is what to-day's issue of Town Talk is, with its portrait of little Eva May Bolger on the title page, Mrs. J. M. Pierce, Miss Anna Miller Wood and William Morten* being pictured within. There are interesting reviews of the week's concerts and musicaies, and all the latest news as to the movements and whereabouts of vocalists and instrumen talists. "Tne Saunterer" comments breezily upon the James-Pott disagreement, aid has besides severnl good club stories. Phil Garlic gives his views upon the Thomas Bell case, nnd other features of the issue are a a K'.plingesque story by Elizabeth McOll and a novelette irom real life by Town Talk's own historian, • j Wrlbnm'g terminer Overruled. United States District Judge de' Haven yes-' terday overruled the demurrer interprsed by ; the counsel lor Osca M. Welljurn, ex-Collector of Internal Keveuue, and AVelburu's ple» of not guilty wee entered. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1897. HER LIFE HANGS BY A THREAD The Curtain May Fall on Another Tragedy of Chi nese Ignorance. ■ ;J v.- '■- ■■■•■■ Little Ah Kue to Be Operated On at the Children's Hos pital This Morning. Another Sad Story of an Unsuccess ful Attempt to Eescue a Slave- Girl Comes to Light. Little Ah Kue, another victim of utter neglect and carelessness on the part of heartless Chinese parents, will be operate on at the Children's Hospital to-day by Dr. Sherman. This operation should have taken place six months ago to be sure of saving ths child's life.' But it could not be done without the consent of the parents, and that has only just been given. So to-day, to take or save her life, the limb at the hip must be amputated. Her people objected on the ground that if it were done she would not be salable — no man would buy cuch a helpless wife — and as they did not care to support her all her life it would be better for her to die than to be a helpless cripple. It was only after months of pleading and begging and the understanding that Miss Lake of the Chinese Methodist Mission would take the child off their hands for good that they finally gave in at all. Ah Kue is a child of the sunniest disposition — more so than any that has ever come into the mission— and her patient way of bearing the awful pain has taught many sweet lessens, ln spile of the fact that she came from one of the dirtiest homes in Chinatown she is as dainty as though she had been bred in a palace. Every one who meets the little child soon learns to love her, and out at the hospital she has become a prime favorite already. At the mission, where she has been for the last year, she is almost worshiped end last night a special prayer service was held for her. In visiting some of the family houses about a year ago Miss Lake was attracted by the appearance of a little Chinese girl, who was painfully hobbling around the bouse with the aid of crude wooden crutches. She appeared to have charge of two unruly little boys who were givin? her a lot of bother. Mis'. Lake made some inquiries about her, and iound thai some two or three years belore the child had received a bad fall. A Chinese doctor was called in at once. That he knew nothing about surgery was apparent, for in lieu of surgical instruments he used rods of red hot iron. This harsh treatment only made the child worse. Then for two years she was left totally uncared for. She slept in a room that bad not the slightest vestige of a window. Her bed consisted of two wooden saw-horses, on which were placed rou^h wooden boards. These were covered by a rice mat, and a few dirty, vermin infested rags did duty as covering. By this time her hip was one mass of running sores. Miss Lake then obtained tha reluctant i consent of her parents to have her visited by a white doctor. Dr. B. T. Burton | ! kindly offered bis services, and they were accepted at once. After a time she was removed to the mission and the doctor discovered that I the hip bone bad been broken in the fall j and a splinter of the bone about three I me res long was hanging almost free from j j the bone. And wor-e still, the bone was I slowly decaying. An operation was neces- | | sary, but this the parents refused to bay.! ' j done. For six months then Dr. Burton j visited the child daily, charging nothing i for his visits. Medicines were lumished by Druggist W. Ladd. "Finally bei parents gave their consent, \ and to-day little Ah Kue will either die or start on the road to recovery. It is the \ only chance for her life, and a bare one at i j that, for the doctors at the hospital bold ; j only the smallest hopes for her recovery. Another tragic story of an unsuccessful attempt o rescue a slavegirl came to light to-day. The name of the girl could not be obtained, but the story is being freely cir lated by a Chinese sympathizer. It seems that the poor child for she was little else— fell in love with a man who wanted to rescue and marry her. He ap plied to the Chinatown squad for help. The raid was attempted, but it was a fail ure. lt was not known just what girl they were trying to rescue, but the owner of the house had his suspicions. In a day or two be invited the girl to go riding with himself and some friends. She consented and they proceeded to drive her out into the thickest part of the woods in the park. There, by threatening her with death, flourishing pistols and knives in a sug gestive way, they extorted from her a con fession of her attempted rescue and the ' name of her lover. Some dark night the lover will be put out of the way, and the girl of course will never be heard of again. The Chinese, so they say at the mission, 1 are making tbeir boasts about what ib-.-y ' intend doing in the $10,000 suit they have tiled against the people of the Methodist Mission. They have already procured twenty or thirty witnesses against the missionaries, and are quite sure that they will have it all their own way. But, as Mrs. Lake says, "It's a d fference of opin ion, that's all." LAST POSTPONEMENT. Judge Wallace Announces That He "Will Bender a Decision in the Law rence Case »xt Friday. A month ago A. If. Lawrence of the Examiner was arrested for criminal libel on complaint of Claus Spreckels. Police Judge Campbell made an order directing that the accused should appear in court, giving notice that Lawrence's bail would be forfeited if the order was not obeyed. Thereupon A. J. Clnnie went before Judge Seawall, the presiding Judgs of the Su perior Court, and obtained from that court an order prohibiting the Police Judge from declaring a forfeiture of Law rence's bond. Judce Seawell was asked by petition in proper form to dismiss the writ, but assigned the hearing of the ques tion to Judge Wallace. Every time the case comes up in Judge Wallace's court Clunie and McEnerney appear begging for delay, 'lhe postponement is asked on one pretext or another. Lawrence fell from a bicycle and hurt his collar-bone, and delay twice was granted on that ac count. In Judge Wallace's court yesterday Grove L Johnson, counsel for Ciaus ckels, was ready to proceed as usual and Vigorously opposed further postpone ment, but A. J. Clunie was on hand with another request for delay- The last ex cuse given was that Mr. McEnerney wanted to make some amendment. Judge Wallace manifested impatience yesterday mornine when Clunie asked for another postponement, because counsel on both sides had agreed that the matter should be disposed of September 10. The court reluctantly allowed an extension of time until next Friday for McEnerney to amend, but gave notice that the case wouid be absolutely and peremptorily de cided at that time. Suit for Unpaid Taxes. Suit has been instituted by the City and County of San Francisco against the Mutual Electrical Light Company for the recovery of H"lO'J7 21 said to be due on account of taxes on personal property. FRITZ SCHEEL RETURNS. Symphony Concert Director Comes to Organize a Big Orchestra. Scores New York Audiences and Says San Francisco Understands Symphony. Fritz Scheel, the conductor here two years ago of some of the most successful symphony concerts ever given on th ; coast, arrived at the Palace Hot"! yester day forenoon directly from New York. In about three weeKs he will begin a series of symphony concerts in this City, and afterward will play in several of the larger cities of this State and of the North west. jrft.; "I am going to have a symphony orches tra of fifty men," said Herr Scheel, when seen shortly after his arrival. "Many of the musicians I shall find here. The others I shall engage from New York. Perhaps I shall find about forty men here. ".Marino, the violinist, I have brought back with me, but I have yet to sign a numbsrof other Eastern musicians and vocalists. "I shall be here two or three months. It is too soon yet to say wnere the concerts will be given— probably in Metropolitan Temple. Odd Fellows' Hall or tbe Baldwin Theater. "From San Francisco I shall co to Los Angeles and San Diego, and to Portland, Seattle and other cities of the Northwest. Next year I nope to go to Brazil. '•Since I left here, two years ago this November, I have been to Germany, nnd I have given a number of concerts in New York. "But in New York musicians Dlay only for the dollars and the cents. They do not nlay from the heart. New York likes a ■leg show.' It does not understand sym phony. "1 would rather play to a California audience than to any other in the world. The music-lovers of Sin Francisco have a sense of the artistic and they know what they want." ..... . .^ err Scheel is under the management of Albert Marks, and during his stay Here will reside at the Palace Hotel. : - " Wants More Name. Ernest Lionel Kinloch Johustone feels that his parents were not sufficiently generous to him at the time of his christening and has asked permission from the Superior Court to add the name Suiels out of respect for a fam ily with which he lies been connected for some years. Mr. Johnstone was born in Devon shire, England, July 7. 1866. The Star to-day has a paid circulation of 10,555. Now is the time to subscribe. $1 50 per year. Address The Star, San Franciico* Insolvent Pebton. Giovanni Battista Roccabagliata has filed his petition in insolvency with liabilities aggre gating $098 35 ami no assets. The Atlas Printing and Engraving Company is insolvent with $5799 77 indebtedness; assets 1T4500, mortgaged for $1750. The creditors of Joseph Scheerer have asked tbe- Sup-.-rio.' Court to declare him insolvent. CAMPERS DISCOVER FREE GOLD Urban Picnickers Find the Treasure in Paper- Mill Creek. THE Uil OF ARTHUR RODGERS. Credit of the Discovery Belongs to Henry Plagemann of the "Harmonic." COMPANY INCORPORATED AT ONCE. Ledges of Gold-Bearing Quartz Known to Exist on the Coast Range Near Bolinas Bay. The exiled Duke of Shakespeare's fancy found, in the forest of Arden, tongues in trees, sermons in stones and books in the running brook. The singers of the Society Harmonic who went afield the other day apd held high revel in the woods of Marin County found more than books in the running brook. They found gold in the bed of Paper-mill Creek and went vigor ously to work sluicing out the precious grains. The stream in which the gold was found runs through the land of Arthur Rodgers. The way Mr. Rodgers came into possession of the claim can be briefly told. The property belonged to Mrs. Montgomery, a charming widow and the client of the lawyer. Mr. Rodgers, at the conclusion of the litigation in tbe set tlement of her first husband's estate, mar ried tbe fair client and thus became the possessor of 3500 acres of forest and stream. The members of the singing society who participated in the three days' frolic on the Rodgers domain in the redwoods of Marin County are all business men who once a year join in a stag party to get free of the cares of commerce. The lirst night In the woods the singers pro duced an original opera called "The False Prince." The opera was rendered in great style and at the conclusion of the per formance the chief characters were burned at the stake. The second day was inaug urated by a champagne cocktail, concocted according to a secret process Known only to Henry Plagemann. Morning serenades followed the cocktails and cocktails fol lowed the serenades. The second day in the woods, after many libations, the gold in the creek was discovered. The historian of the party, Julius Reimer, thus relates the discovery: j *On the second day much excitement was caused by the announcement that William Plagemann had discovered in a creek near by what he believed to be gold. He produced about a bucketful of gravel, , taken from the river-bed near Camp Tay lor, which, by those of the party who have experience in mining, was pro nounced to be rich in gold. Several of the party left to verify the discovery, among them being Judge Julius Reimer, Albert Kayser, editor of the Oakland Journal, and Frank Sonderleiter. Each of them prospected independently the Lagunitas Creek, between Camp Taylor and Taylor ville, and they brought with them as much an they could carry of gravel, rich with free gold, gathered in the bed of the creek for a distance of a third ot a mile. It appears to be quartz gold, which must have been washed down the canyons of the Coast Range and is found on the sur face of the river-bed. There can be no ; doubt, if the surface of the river-bed, where the free gold can be seen with the naked eye, is as rich as the specimens produced, that the deposits, which may have accumulated there for ages, must be immensely rich down at the bedrock of the river-bed. The gold freely amal gamated with quicksilver. Charles Dechent, a pioneer miner, expressed the belief that the specimens produced by Mr. l'lagemann were unuoubtedly gold-bearing ; gravel. The discovery became imme diately known to the owner of the land, I Arthur Rod-era, and arrangements were perfected to work the deposits. . Among those who became excited over the find was old John Messmer, a resi dent of Tayicrville for more than forty years. He has charge of the paper mill, j which he has superintended since its i er. ction, and he declares that the late S. P. Taylor frequently declared that there was cold in the gulches and streams of j the Bolinas Coast Range, and that there must be gold-bearing ouarti* in these mountains, from which the gold is washed down. It is also learned that a company has been formed to work several ledges of ore discovered in the same mountain range; these discoveries were but recently accurately surveyed by P. E. Lamar, C. E., and are now being developed by a company on the north end of Bolinas Bay, Marin County, known as the Golden Crown Mining and Milling Company. From surveys made recently there are several ore bodies of well-defined gold bearing quartz, sufficiently rich to war rant the compan/ in running tunnels, drifts and shafts and erecting improve men is. But the placer diggings discovered at FOOD COFFEE. a\am\\\\m\amsm\mmmmm^ WATCH THE COOK! ■"T**"7 POSTUM CEREAL —^#— v D . „ P 1 _• ,1 **- « _*^__h_^Ju»» - Postum is scientifically prepared . If Postum Cereal Food Coffee is _M_T__^_i_H_i ,0 . , . .. . _R^?*l Si SSes_?* a nd ranks in flavor and color with served flat and insipid to you; a sort J^4^*4J^__M^- ; 7 t v v 1' d c I'l* JF l *(? a '&?^lJ*Wl™_?^a!L the fine, mellow grades of the high- of namby-pamby kind ,of a drink, -fflrTgSf . w a.^ 3>feW*- priced Mocha and Java, and creams r ... -XU4.U 1 1-4. Jl Hl?i 'j tv^ ■traW*' priced Mocha and Java, and creams the fault is with the cook. Insist on \*rirr_fr*rMiiTr tf-^^i^-^-aEiL , v -.. vi 1 j • 1 mi _B_?_^Mr_f^^_r-?'*S__i^^ to the clear golden brown so greatly having it black and rich as Mocha, •*_»■»-* • 4 ""fl ft E&&&K , lta - > ..... d 't." ffifrflglg fe ™ ""-a -^X-BsySg liked by connoisseurs. A few days' serve hot with cream and it is a <fflT'*^lPM* '■ J_soiJi l Jj_l W!eJ_T magnificent beverage. All grocers, 4»5„ » J HW_ftTVtfv T, B i*r^r use makes one very fond ° the magnificent beverage. All grocers, ;__S »1! IS ®Af*s _P lr *•• 15c and -- a package; never sold ' a f niffti Tift_rmS in*-*rL_.- i r delicious, nourishing cup of Pos- 15c and 25c a package; never sold Braj^_s_?* X in bulk , turn » and tne old ill-feelings of coffee gradually disappear. — *£— FOOD COFFEE. --J^ POSTUM CEREAL CO., Lim., BATTLE CREEK, MICH. Camp Taylor seem to be such that they can be worked by sluice-boxes, and with out any machinery. The members of the Harmonic Society decided to form a com pany for the purpose of further prospect ing the creeks and canyons of Marin County. Judger Rainier was requested and he forthwith prepared articles of in corporation under tbe name of Camp Taylor Gold Mmm" Company, with a capital stock of * |ICO.CO'J. . divided into shares of $1 each; A large number of shares were sub-cribed for on the spot, among them being the following well known business men: :- T . ■William Plagemann, Robert WVnecke l Albert Kayser, Henry Rascheii. Samue. Levi, Franz Fischer, William Wolff, Henry Plagemann, Fritz Plagemann, Christian Hansen, George Volz, William Schmitz. Louis Koesch, Julius Iteimer.Peter Harder, Emit Woenne, John Plagemann. Kratik Sonderleiter, — Kugler, M. D. ; A. 1. Croh, William John P.a.emann, Jr., B. J aul us, H. Sussmann, C. Shern3tein, R. Patek, W. Brown, F. J. Epps-rein, Hans Veroni. A. Ahrendt, Joseph Rusiemeier, Charles Hepley, A. Trost. Ferd ike, Philip Mul er, Theo Herbert, George Rutz. William Schroeder, Philip Kiefer, Richard Stock man, Anton Hermann. Charles Roller, Max Danow, Charles Niquet, H. A. P. Bohr Sr., F. G. Sachs, Am>on Zacharias, Henry Droger, Henry Hock, Richard Munk, Hermann F. Each, Charles Bech erer, Henry Sanders, William Wankow ski, F. iiange, Franz Feustei, Charles Loesch, Waldemar ark:-, William G. Lowe, George Scharfer. Fritz Gercke, S. Blum, Oscar Tolie, Ad Bleich, Charles Dechent, Herman Pankow. Each of tne members of the party brought home specimens of the gavel taken from the bed of Lagunitas Creek, also from the Arroyo San Geronimo, or Paper-mill Creek, which appear to be rich in free gold. These samples are taken from the surface, and there can be no doubt that the deposit at bedrock must be very rich. The incorporators were photo graphed by William J. Plagemann of the Elite, who.was one of the party. lt is well known the mountains of the Coast Range contain ledges of gold-bear ing quartz." On the ocean side of the range, near Bolinas Bay, the Golden Crown and Milling Company has opened up a ledge and is taking out ore. It is not surpris ing, therefore, that free gold has been found in the Lagunitas. Campers have been going there every summer for twen ty-five years. Many school teachers take their vacation in the woods near Paper- WILLIAM PLAGEMANN, the Man Who Discovered Gold at Camp Taylor. mill Creek, but it is their custom to look for ferns, as gold can be found in the de partment. It is highly probable that the recent excitement created by the discov ery of gold on the Yukon and in Trinity County caused Mr. Plagemann to keep an eye out tor precious metal, but the cham pagne cocktail may have revealed to the singers the secrets of the earth on the Lagunitas. _________________ THE CORONER VICTORIOUS. Upheld by the Supreme Court In His Ko— - VI it li Dr. Kuhlman* Coroner HaWKini lias come off vic torious in his bout with Dr. Charles G. Kuhlman over the latter's refusal to testify at an inquest. The Supreme Court yesterday refused Kuhlman's appeal from an order of the Coroner committing him to jail for contempt of court for his action. The trouble all ensued in an inquest over the remains ot Jens Vf. Sonderup. Sonderup collided with a streetcar in October, 1805, but was apparently not severely injured, and as soon as he picked himself up he took the names of the witnesses to his mishap and went bis way. In April, 1806, Sonderup died, apparently from consumption. Dr. Kuhlman, who was the attending physician, in the death certificate attrib uted the death of his patient to traumatic or violent spinal-ataxia and paralysis. Upon this statement the Board of Health refused a burial permit until an inquest was held. Dr. Kuhlman was summoned as a witness, but refused to be sworn, and tbe Coroner promptly ordered him to the custody of the Sheriff for contempt of court. The case was taken before the Superior Court with little advantage to Kuhlman. In bis appeal to the Supreme Court Kuhlman contended that his case was not provided for in the list of offenses enumerated in the code. The Supreme Court holds that an order for contempt of court in criminal cases is final. Kuhlman will ask for * writ of review. In Spain the theaters do not issue pro grammes. CHASING THE RAINBOW'S GOLD Lester Shepherd and Frank McAuliffe Give Friends Uneasiness. Two Pacific Heights School- boys Have Disappeared From Their Homes. They Started for the Presidio Thurs day and Have Not Been Heard Prom Since. Lester Shepherd, 14 years of age, and Frankie McAuliffe, 10 years of age, have disappeared from their homes, and their relatives are well nigh distracted. The former lived with his sisters, Mr*. Frank Butler and Mrs. J. J. Gunn, of 1821 Web ster street, and the later with his parents at 1814 Webster street, in the rear. They are pupils at the Pacific Heights School, and they have not been seen since Thurs day morning at 9 o'clock, when they stated that they were going to the mili tary tournament at the Presidio. The dis appearance of the lads has been reported to the police, but up to a late hour last night no trace of them had been found. Lester Shepherd is the son of John Shep herd, one of the wealthiest residents of Independence, Inyo County, and for some time past he has been living with his peo ple in this City, preparing to enter college. He has many well-to-do relatives all over the State. Frankie McAuliffe is the son of J. J. McAuliffe, a tanner. This family bas been in particularly hard luck of late, one of the man's brothers being bedridden for Ion*; time and on tbe night that the boy disap peared the bead of the family went borne with a broken hand, which was caused by getting it caught in machinery. On Thursday morning the boys, who were inseparable friends, said they were going to the Presidio and that they would return by noon . so as to attend the matine*- in the afternoon. That was the last seen of them, although Mr. Butler and Mr. Gunn have hunted all over the city. Considerable time was consumed in searching the ocean "-here and cliffs south of the fort, the fear being that the lads had strayed in that direction and that something had happened to them. Young Shephard was known to have had consid erable money with him, as his parents were not sparing in their allowance of pocket-money to the boy, who was the youngest and consequently the pet of the family. Tnere was no reason for the lads to run away from home, as they were well cared for by their relatives. The description of the boys as furnished to the police was as follows: Lester Shep herd is 5 feet 5 inches in height, fair complexion, blue eyes and light hair; he wore a brown and red mixed suit and a. re tie and black bat, Franu McAnliff» is 4 feet 4 inches tall, dark hair nnd eyes and he has a frecKled face; he wore a dark gray suit and knee breeches, a blue shirt waist and a black cap. Shepherd is large for his age and his companion is '.he reverie. As young Shepherd has relatives- James Blair and Robert Patterson— living near Stockton it is suspected that the boys may have gone in that direction. Grain Sacks in Litigation. Fred D. Spaulding, doing business as J. Spaulding A Co., has sued B. Sheideman for $2018 12 ou alleged oreach of contract for sup plying grain sacks.