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SHARKEY CONQUERS GODDARD A Clumsy and Awkward Scrap Witnessed by Two Thousand Sports, THE HARRIER CHAMPIONS KICK. He Did Not Want to Fight Because the House Was Too Small. ' BIT HE H\.ULY COJSECTED- The Sailor Won the Slog in the Sixth Round and Then Challenged the Earth. Sailor Tom Sharkey, the "pride of the navy, " defeated Joe Goddard of Australia, the "Barrier champion," in six rounds last night, before the Knickerbocker Ath letic Club, at the Mechanics' Pavilion. There was a meager attendance, and the fight was rather uninteresting. When Goddard and Sharkey were matched by the Knickerbocker Club to fight a twenty-round contest in tbis city, the sporting fraternity smiled a sickly smile, and remarks concerning the Shar key and Fitzsimmona mill were heard on every corner of the streets where the sports congregate to discuss turl and ring events. "Wonder if Sharkey imagines that we have forgotten tbe Fitz contest? I sup pose Sailor Tom stands in with Frohman andHavman in their opinions as to San Francisco being a jay town? Well, I guess we are not as gullible as the sailor imagines; he may bave a good house, but I guess nit." Expressions of this nature were many a few weeks ago; but when Bob McArthur was -elected by the club and the princi pals to reieree tbe mill a shade of confi dence was felt among those who patronize the game. They felt tbat the contest would be fought on the square. \V hen tbe match was first made God dard said be did not mind what the people remarked regarding the fight being a fake. He was here to fight on his merits, ami would meet Sharkey in the ring on the evening selected for the fight, and it did not mane any difference to him what the betting was or Avhat the size of the bouse might be, owing to the announcements of a hippodrome: that he would carry out nis contract and fight Sliark'y, come what might. Goddard's subsequent ac tions in the ring belied these statements that be made on arriving from tbe East. Goddard and Sharkey entered the ring almost simultaneously at 0:30 o'clock, Sharkey was followed by his seconds, Tim McGratb, Martin Murphy and Spider Kelly. Goddard had behind him Teddy Alexander, his manager, Henry Baker and a namesake of Goddard. As Goddard stepped thiough the ropes he was cheered lustily. Sharkey was re ceived with mingled cheers and hisses, the latter being tbe loudest. Goddard's age was apparent, and many remarks were made upon the 8 imness of his build for a heavy-weight, particularly of his legs from the knees down. He was clad in white trunks with a red and white belt, while Sharkey wore green trunk and the American flag for a belt. Sharkey looked in the pink of condition. His build was much heavier tban that of bis opponent, but he was not so tall by a couple of inches. Goddard showed a lit tle superfluous fat about the stomach, and appeared nervous. When Referee Bob McArthur was pre sented he was received with hearty cheers, the crowd thus showing its appreciation of the fairness of bis decision in the pre liminary bout. Before the fight of the evening com menced challenges to the winner were as thick about the ring as bees around a hive. The announcer unfolded a telegram and read to tbe audience the first one: Have announcer state that should Goddard win 1 will tight him. "Kid" McCoy. Another dispatch from M. J. Connolly, manager of Peter Maher, read: "On behalf of Peter Maher I challenge the winner of the contest between God dard and Sharkey for the championship 01 the world, for a side bet and purse, be fore the club offering the largest purse." The announcer also stated that Young Mitchell, acting for Peter Jackson, chal lenged the winner or anybody else to fight for the world's championship. This last announcement suited the crowd tbe best, as Jackson is quite popu lar here. Responding to numerous calls for a speech, Jackson arose from his seat near the ringside and bowed his acknowl edgments to the audience. 1' or a time it looked as i; tbe Goddard- Sharkey fight would not come off on ac count of Goddard. Tiie men had signed to fight for a percentage of tbe gate re ceipts, and the smallness of the house had evidently caused a doubt to arise in the Goddard maid as to whether it was worth the while to don the mitts and go against the athletic-looking young sailor, with the prospects of a good licking, and very small emoluments whether he won or lost. After the men had been in the ring some moments Goddard asked for Manager Abrahams of the c 1..-, and they field an excited confab, the gist of which was that Goddard wanted a guaranteed purse, and Abrahams was firm in demanding that he stick to bis contract and fight for what the house would bring. Goddard attempted to take off his gloves, but could not, and bis seconds urged him to tight anyway. Finally he walked to the center ot the ring and ad dressing the south gallery said : "I am sorry to say that I am not going to tight with the hou-e that is here to night." It he meant exactly hat he said it was a wise declaration, as ii would have been a 2000 to 1 shot. But what he intended was that the gale receipts were too small 10 warrant the two-times vanquisher of Joe Choynski from showing his skill in the ring before such a small though mis cellaneous gathering of sports. "You are a coward," yelled some one in the gallery in response to Goddard's declaration. "No, I am not a coward," responded Goddard quickly. "I have never been a coward," ne continued. "I came here to light to-night." Then he went back to his corner and argued the proposition with his seconds and Manager Abrahams. He offered to go on for ten rounns instead of twenty, as originally agreed, but the club said no — all or. nothing, Then the crowd tried to egg him on by calling "Coward," and he winced under the insinuation. A bright mind in the gallery proposed three cheers for Sharkey, as another means of urging Goddard to fight, and they were given with a will. Thi3 was the last straw, and Goddard consented to go on. The men agreed not to hit in the breakaway and the gong then sounded for the first round. In the first round Sharkey danced j around Goddard and retreated from one j corner of the ring to the other, feinting j and dodging, finally swinging bis left and j landing lightly on Goddard's breast. He | followed up quickly by swinging his right i on Goddard's neck, which brought God- j dard to his knees. The crowd in the gal lery cheered lustily for Sharkey. Goddard, somewhat surprised at the sudden attacK, came quickly to his feet and backed toward his c >rner, and as j Sharkey rushed at him the Barrier cham- ; pion stopped him with a straight left punch in the stomach. Sharkey then j held on until the referee ordered them to j break. Goddard then resumed the ! aggressive and Sharkey resorted to bis j old tactics .if dancing around the ring, j with Goddard in slow pursuit. The } sailor landed left and right on tbe face, i and Goddard, in the breakaway from a clinch, lit Sharkey under the left ear, | causing a red mark to appear. The crowd j yelled at Goddard for hitting in the clinch. ! In the second round GcdJard moved j from his comer like a good oldtime war horse, catching Sharkey off his guard, ' and swung a hrrd right on the sailor's I ribs, following it up and missing aright | swing at Snarkey's head. The sailor ! ducked and butted Goddard in the fore- j head as he came uu. The Barrier cham pion appealed to the referee, but that olli cial told him to go on. Goddard again rushed at Sharkey in hia stubborn way and swung left and right very wildly. The sailor resorted to his usual custom o! dancing around the ring, and as he was cornered Goddard at tempted to plant his right in the ribs, but the sailor stopped the blow and clinched to avoid punishment at close quarters. When they faced each other again Snar key knocked Goddard down with a clean right-hand swing under the ear. This was followed by several misses on both sides, Goddard appearing somewhat dazed by the blow he Bad just received. Stiai key swung wild over Goddard's neck as the gong sounded. At the commencement of the third Sharkev rushed in and landed his right un the body and clinched. They both did considerable fiddling, Goddard keeping after his man, and Sharkey dancing up to - When Gcddard Went to the Floor on Hi, Final Trip Sharkey Went With Him... him and away again. Goddard swung his right hard on the body, and Sharkey came back at him with right and left on the face. Jumping away Sharkey slipped to his knees, and Goddard hit at him while he was down, an tin intentional foul, for which he was hissed by tbe crowd and warned by the referee. Sharkey bit, then missed and slipped to his knees at the opening of the fourr.li round. Goddard was slow to lake any advantage and fought like a good old time has-been. The balance of this round was given to wild swinging on both sides without the least precision or judgment shown by either man. In the fifth Sharkey opened by swing ing " his right and slipping asain. The sailor fought wild and woolly. He crowded Goldard to his corner and punched him when the latter was leaning against the ropes. Goddard showed signs of hard distress. After some wild swinging and very Door judgment shown by both men Sharkev moved close to Goddard, swinging his right and hitting h; barrier champion a heavy smash on the left of the jaw, God dard falling lo tbe floor with Sharkey on top of him. Goddard's head struck the floor with a resounding thump which could he heaid in' the gallery. Sharkey jumped to his feet and was in the act of rushing at Goddard when the referee stepped in front of him and ordered him to his corner. In the meantime Goddard struggled to bis feel, after being down seven seconds, and as Sharkey rushed at him again, like a bull's mad rush at a red flag, God iard fell again against a post, and as he at tempted to rise, afier being down about four seconds, the referee motioned io him with his hand that the fight was over and Mr. Sharkey had won the long end of the purse. As Sharkey realized he had been de clared the winner he rushed to the side of the ring and, raising his hands high in the air until the excited crowd had quieted down a little, yelled : "Gentlemen, I never yet got what is due me. Now, I will tight any man in the world for $10,0 0 and the world's cham pionship.'* And the crowd cheered him to the echo. With few exceptions the sports who witnessed the tight expected to see Sharkey returned the winner. Taking into consideration Goddard's age, 36, and the betting, it was a foregone conclusion that the sailor ought to win. rt The betting was 10 to 6 in favor of Sharkey, with very little Goddard money. In the mutuals THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1897. ! 567 tickets were played on Sharkey to win lin from six to nine rounds. This was by* ■ far the large-it play in the mutuals and it | looked as if some of the wise ones hit it ! right. The mutuals will pay a little over I five dollars to one. Taken as a whole the fight was a j clumsy affair and did not by any means | give general satisfaction. Tom O'ltourke deposited lust night with Charley Asher at the Baldwin Hotel $1000 that -darkey could not stop Joe Walcott in twenty rounds at catch we gtits. O'ltourke is prepared *o make a side bet with Sharkey, if necessary, if the sailor accepts this challenge. The preliminary event was between Joe Kennedy of this city and Tom Lansing of Louisville, "Kid" McCoy's former spar ring partner. Kennedy weighed 190 pounds and Lansing about 167, but what the latter lacked in weight he made up in lightness of foot. Kennedy was as slow in his movements as the workmen on the new Hall of Justice. In the first and second rounds neither did any effective work. Both showed lack of training, being badly winded at the close of the second. In the third Kennedy landed twice on the face with straight lefts. These seemed to liven up Lansing, who swung his right hard several times on his opponent's body. Lansing received a hard jolt on the face in the beginning of the fourth, and they exchanged a few stiff blows at close range. Landing then landed three straight lefts on Kennedy's face in quick succession and a terrific right swing on the jaw. He was much the cleverer of the two and avoided many vicious but harmless swings. In the fifth Lansing put in a straight leu hard on the face and two stiff right hand .-wings on the neck, following up with a left swing on the face. Kennedy fought foully, wrestling in the clinches 1 and trying to choke Lam-ing. Kennedy continued his foul tactics in , the sixth, despite the admonitions of Ref eree "Bob" Mc Arthur, who finally stopped , the bout and awarded it to Lansing on a foul, amid the cheers of the audience. Lansing would probably have won any way on point-:. _ Immediately after the preliminary, Joe King, the local middle-weight, stated to tue sporting editor of The Call that he would fight Lansing at tne middle-weight limit of loti pounds for a side bet of $1000 before the -.lib offering the largest purse. Tbeannouncer stated that the next fight before thn Knickerbocker Club would be between Eldie Connolly of St. John, New Brunswick, and Dal Hawkins of San Francisco, at 133 pounds, for the light weight championship of tbe Pacific Coast* "The Cal " Bulletins. SACRAMENTO, Nov. 18.— The bulletins of the Goddard-Sharkey light posted here to-night and furnished by The Cam, were viewed by an immense crowd. The en terprise of The Call is giving great sat is faction. SAN JOSE, Nov. 18. -Big crowds wit j nessed Ihe Call bulletins. The service I was excellent. Each round was before the audience within two minutes of the event at the ringside. OAKLAND, Nov. 18— The bulletins re ceived by The Call by a wire direct from the ringside were read here by the largest | crowd ever seen on Broadway except on a j Presidential election. The wire run into : Hntissicr's photograph gallery, where the I bulletins were put on a stereopticon and j thrown across the street upon a huge can vas before one could repeat them. Besides these, pictures of the tight as ii, i progressed were used between acts and I the crowds cheered with delight as they I beheld the features of the winner, almost j instantly with the announcement of the I result. Such work was never before at tempted in this city, and The Call's en terprise was the talk of the town. The bulletins posted upon the windows of the other newspaper offices were hardly no ticed during the entire evening. /^cTToTT^YY^rrffYyTOTrryTQ F The "Corpse-Flowers " 3 F of Humanity, being* a 3 F study of the arsenic 3 F habit. In next g I SUNDAY'S CALL. 3 K_l.-_VIS-SIS_SX-_\S_-\S_l-^ • — «. — » Sued for Money Advanced. Annie Miller Wells has brought suit against Manuel Casin to recover $_063 26 claimed to be due for money advanced the defendant at different times. Low's horebound cough syrup cures bronchitis, price 10c, 417 Sansome st. .. *, CINCHING THE CITY ON DRUGS Rottanzi Thinks He Has Dis covered Some Heavy Overcharges. HE STARTS II INSTIGATION Instances Where Double Prices Were Asked of the Municipality. THE BILLS WILL BE HEAVILY (IT. If the Merchants Kefuse to Take Greatly Reduced Kates They Must Sue. Another scandal over the manner in which the city is gouged on materials fur nished its institutions by contract and otherwise has been developed by Dr. Rot- tanzi, chairman of the Health and Police Committee of the Board of Supervisors. He claims to have discovered that the drugeists who supply the drugs for the Receiving Hospital and the Branch County Jails are overcharging the city at the rate of nearly $100 per month on bills that do not[aggregate much over $200 per month. Being a druggist himself, and familiar with the prices wares of this kind can be purchased lor, Dr. Rottanzi took a notion J a few days ago to look into tbe bills of his committee instead of having the matter attended to by the regular export of the committee. What he found astonished him, and he at once began a rigid exami nation to ascertain the exact extent of the overcharges that are eating up the ap propriation for the drugs for public insti tutions. Comparing the charges In the bill as rendered to the Board of Supervisors and those rendered to himself, lie figured that during the past, four months that is to say, July, August, September and Octo ber—the city had been asked to p:iy $931 for drugs that should have been lur nished for $6*21 or even - less than that. The firm.** ;hat have the contracts for fur nishiiiL' the "drugs are Mack & Co., A. L. Lengfeld t and Frank Kelly. Rlack & C:>.'s bi'ls ior four months ag gregated $829 61, and Dr. Rottanzi says that he coula have purchased the same drugs for $553 71. The various bills are as follows: Mack & Co.'s Rottanzi. diaries. figures. ; July 17, County Jail 1 92. 4 24 9136 36 July 6. County Jail 2 44 39 '2H 17 July 6. County Jail 3, 41 111 27 37 July 28, Police Pan 96 40 66 80 July 12, HeceiVitic Hospital. 73 10 -69 74 Aug. 12. Hecelviug Hospital. >*7 22 66 48 >*epiembi*r 17, county J_il 2. 19 6.5 16 32 October 18, County Jal" 3 25 60 19 20 October i.3. County JMI I ... 18 87 23 51 October 23. County Jail 2... 49 75 29 40 Oeu 23. Recelvine Hospital. 1-7 55 81 36 Totals $829 61 *553 71 Frank Kelly's bill** figured up $1-0 25, drugs lor which $84 85 was charged being furnished Jail 2 on August 5, and a lot figured ut $12 20 to tie Receiving Hospital on August 16 Dr. Rotrtnsl says ihat the bills should bave been $54 70 and $9 46. "I shall cut those bills down to what I know to be a correct figure," said Dr. Rot tanzi 'yesterday, "and if the druggists don't like that they can sue the city. The city should not be made to pay any more for what it is compelled to buy than any one else, and it will not if I can avoid it.'' In some instances the overcharge has amounted to over 50 per cent where the item was 'small and most calculated to j escape notice. | MRS. BARNES LAID TO REST A Large Attendance of Distinguished Friends of the Family Heard the Simple Services. The funeral services of Mrs. Mary M. Barnes, the wife of General W. H. L. Barnes and the mother of District At torney William S. Barnes-, were held yes terday morning in St. Luke's Episcopal Church, corner of Van Ness avenue and Clay street. Rev. W. H. Moreland, rector of the church, conducted the services, assisted by Rev. W. C. Shaw. Wallace Sabin officiated at the organ and. a surpliced choir sang the hymns. "Chopin's Funeral March" was played as the cor tege left the church. Charles Webb Howard, William Greer Harrison, Irvins M. Scott, T. C. Van Ness. Judge Hunt, Sidney M. Smith, A. G. Hawes and H. E Dodge acted as honorary pail- hearers. The services were largely attended by members of the bench, lawyers and local business representa tives. The interment, which was private, was in the 0 id Fellows' Cemetery. THE KLONDIKE TAX. Greed of the Dominion Government Is a Surprise 'to Mining Men. 11. E. brown of London, a mining en gineer, is at the Palace Hotel. He was in South Africa at .he time of the Jami son raid and became so familiar with operations in that quarter that his judg ment of affairs was accepted in London as an opinion to be valued. Mr. Brown expects that there will be an immense rush to the Northwest Territory next season. Rich discoveries of precious metal are in bis opinion sure to be the outcome of the extensive pros pecting. Still he fancies lhat if 200.000 people go into that region of country next season 195,000 will come out broke. Mining regulations in South Africa are easy In comparison with the tax imposed on Klondike miners. In the former country a man can mine at his will if he pays a small polltax and a light fee for registration. In the Northwest Territory tbe authorities demand that the minei shall surrender half of the mineral ground discovered to tbe Government and in addition to pay a percentage tax on all the gold he takes out. Mr. Brown arrived from Victoria yester day. CAPTAIN EDGAR'S CONTEMPT. The Sup' pine Court Looking Into the I. ban I xecut ion .Matter. The State Supreme Court in bank took up the Igar-Torrence contempt matter yesterday, and after hearing all the facti in the case promised a decision very soon. The trouble was caused by the failure of the acting warden at the State prison at San Quentin to execute Joseph Japheth Ebanks, the San Diego murderer, on October 8, as directed by the order of exe cution of Judge Torrence. Ebanks* crime was the murder of Harriet Stiles. On the day set for his execution his at ' torney appealed to the federal court for a writ of habeas corpus. The petition was denied by Judge de Haven, who, how ever, permitted the attorney to appeal to lhe United States Supreme Court. This was what caused the* stay of execution which tot the acting warden into trouble, for in the face of tbe appeal he did not dare to hang the man. This aroused the dignity of the San Die go Judge, who at once cited Captain Ed gar to show cause why he should not be punished for contempt. He was not sat isfied with Edgar's excuse about the stay | of proceedings and he imposed a fine of $200, which was not and is not paid. Cap tain Edgar was arrested by Sheriff Jen nings of San Diego County and he applied for a writ of habeas corpus, which was heard yesterday. His contention was that under section 766 R. S. of the United States there was a stay of proceedings which he was obliged to obey, as it was mandatory. Judge Torrence's contention was hat the appeal to the United States Supreme Court was not a stay of proceed ings and that the State court had full jurisdiction under the constitution. The Supreme Justices will decide soon who is right. ECLECTIC DOCTORS MEET The Twenty-Fourth Annual Session of the Society Closed Yesterday, New By-Laws Adopted and a Board of Directors Elected Some Good Papers Read, The twenty- fourth annual meeting of the Eclectic Medical Society of the State of California was opened Wednesday at California Medical College Hall, 1422 Fol som street. There was an afternoon and evenine session, and yesterday there was an afternoon meeting. The new board of officers for the ensuing year was elected yesterday. A very interesting pro gramme was presented to the gathering, which filled the hall to its full capacity. Addresses and papors were read by the lowing doctors: R. W. Musgrave. H. T. Webster. W. RI. M««*on, B. H. Fore man, L. F. Kerrick. F. W. Fay, L. T. Wade, John Fearn, C. E. Hailstone, W. H. Henderson, J. i,;* Coombs, M. H. Lo pan, Luellit Stone, A. J. Rice, J. T. Farrar J. B. Mitchell, George G. Gere, Rl. E. Van Meter, W. B. Church, V. A. Derrick, J. Radford Fearn and others. At the evening session there was an ex hibition of he X ray by A. E. Brooke Rid ley of the Union Iron Works, under the direction of James Armstrong. The various currents were fully demonstrated. Among the other transaction! was the adoption of a full set of by-laws. At yesterday's session Dr. Charles Rl. Tropprnann read an interesting paper on ••The Pre-cription." Oilier papers were read by Doctors C. Rlealand, C. Clark, H. J. Ring, D. Mac Lean, J. W. Hamilton, C A. Burleigh, RI. E. Van Rleter. A. E Scott, C. H. Hervev, S. 6. Bransford, Rl B. Rlallery, I. V. Wall. H. L. Deimel C. N. .Miller, F. Cornwall. E. A. OrmsbyH W. Huiisaker, J. C. Bain brid -e, B. Stet son, F. G. Fay, J. G. Tom kins, 0. L. Jones W. RI. Mason, A. E. B. R d ey, H s' Turner, L. T. Wade. A. B. Simmons, H. P, Van K:rk, H. L. Dietz, E. H. Mattner. The following were elected as the new board of directors: President, John Fearn, M. D. ; vice-presi dents, \\. Mason, M.D. ; C. Mealand, M.D.; recording secretary, B. Stetson, M.D. ■ corresponding secretary, J. C. Bainbridge M.D. ; treasurer, ii. W. Hunsaker, M.D. The society voted to hold its next annual meeting at Sacramento. Want the Administrator Removed. An order was made by Judge Slack yester day directing Ralph _. Coleman to appear before him on the 30th inst. and show cause why he should not be removed as administra tor of the estate of his wife, Hattie Coleman. Coleman left the city several weeks ago, and as tno estate is now ready ior distribution the beneficiaries desire to havj some one else io act, as it is b.-lieved that he has no inten tion of returning here Suit for Debt. George T. Vincent commenced suit yester day against R. E. Schulz to recover $1980 39 claimed to be due for goods furnished him by the Anheuser-Busch Brewing. Association. fFW 7r-DAT- DPT FOOT*: _^_„. i*»i™™ St-*- Hi IR |i \ TUB OARHENTS ___sh***_S_B*»!s_ 7 _. _\Z S^- I"l_l_f_'#_\ LOOK LIKE THIS _tg^^h '. 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His life has been j despaired of and it is not thought that he | can live more than a day or two. [ Mr. McCord's illness came very sud- : denly. Wednesday evening he was in the best of health and in response io an mvi- j tation.was one of a card party at a resi- | dencein the neighborhood. While play- : ing a game of euchre he was suddenly ! stricken. He was assisted to his home and physicians were summoned. Remedies were administered, but as tl c : patient showed no signs of inprovement it was decided to hold a consultation. Last evening ' Drs. Morse, Barger and O'Brien visited the sick man, and after a careful examination decided that be was ! in a dangerous condition. Later McCord grew worse, and it was determined that be had but a short time to live. Mr. McCord has long been favoratly known in the business world. He is a brother of the late James McCord, presi dent of the Sutter- street Railway Com pany and well-known politician. In the event of Mr. McCord's death the sole sur vivor of the family will be Alexander Mc- Cord, proprietor of the Fashion stables on Ellis street. FOR STABBING A PEIEST. A Chinese Suspected of Being* Chow Kung Sang's Assailant In Prison. Detective Edward Gibson has run down and now has confined in the tanks of the City Prison a vicious appearing Chinese whom he believes stabbed almost to death Chow Rung Sang, the Chinese priett, in a Stockton-street jossbouse a few days ago. The detective found the work of ferreting out the would-be murderer a hard one, but he believes be will be able to wind a chain of evidence about his prisoner that will be exceedingly hard to break. Much satisfaction is expressed over the arrest of the suspect, as itis believed that had the Chinese been able to locate him and prove after their way of "legal procedure" that lie was the would-be assassin his days would have been numbered and no legal han email's noose would have let slip his soul from his body. In the Divorce Courts. Judge Troutt yesterday granted Amy M. Scott a divorce from Robert R. Scott on the ground of disertion. Delia A. Flynn has commenced suit for di vorce tins: Owen Flyun on the ground of failure io provide. Kmilene Dobbin has been sued for divorce by John Dobbin on the ground of infidelity. Mrs. D. B. Willear has brought suit to secure a divorce irom H. R.\Villiar on the ground of desertion. Charles Bergmaan hns been sued for di vorce by Fredricka Bergmann on the ground of failure to provide. Is Mentally Incompetent. Oliver Eidridge has petitioned the Probate Court to have Mary G. Buckingham appointed guardian of his daughter, Eliza Eldriilge, who was left $10,000 by her grandfather. It al leged in the pleadings mat by reason of im perfect development she is mentally incompe tent. KEW TO-DAT. __*>*£' •s—ZLa_w_fZ—_w-W_—\_l s}^m_tri*—— P<T k, _IA. i>,i '"_/ '*_n_r^_----_i - --_t__9_J_\\\ Mf Tastes Like Cream. \—9 *'-- re *- Consumption, Coughs. ■_» Colds. 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