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Injured by an Alleged
Cottonseed Oil
Need for tho Establishment
of a Stats Inspection
Committees Nim>d by the Presi
dent of the Fruit-Grower-**
js pedal Dispatch to 'tin- Cam.
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 18. The storm
of yesterday lefi no wreckage along the
shore, and this morning when the Fruit-
Growers' Convention convened everything
was calm and serene.
The morning routine of business was
transacted quietly, and the question of
the olive industry was thoroughly dis
cussed. The afternoon session was de
voted to adulterated foods and their influ
ence on tbe 'productive industries of the
Milk Inspector Docker? of San Fran
cisco appeared before tha convention and
urged upon the fruit-growers the ne
cessity of the Stale taking un the question
of pure food am' enacting such measures
as would protect the entire State.
"At this time," said Mr. Pickery, "we
are carrying on a crusade in Sin Fr.ui
c sco against the adulteration of food, and
as fast as we secure condemnation of focd
products they are immediately sent into
the interior and dist i -d of."
In answer to a question by Senator
Langford Mr. Do'ckery declared that under
the present law the Health Department of
San Francisco had no authority to de
stroy impure food products, and it was for
that reason that he advocated the estab
lishment of a Mate bureau of food inspec
The paper of President Cooper foe d
quite a discussion, -cca-ioned by a subse
quent paicr by Professor WenzMl, who
claimed that cottonseed oil, which was
sold in immense quantities in the place of
olive oil, was, from its organic qualities,
necessarily injurious to health. President
Cooper said :
The published estimate of 'he number of
olive trees now crowing is 2,500,000. The
number of pounds :v » t » well-grown tree will
produce under favorable conditions is 250.
Assuming tnai the trees will bear only in
alternate Year*, mid-allowing lor deficiencies
irom v rioua causes 20 ocr cent, we will then
have 250.000.000 loun.is. Hall of this proa
duct lope pickled ai .i dried would amount to
400,000 barrel* i.i 50 gallons eacn— 6ooo Car
los -. The rest, made into oil, wvu d cive
1,000,000 ca;ei oi 12 bottles each 2000 car
The greatest drawback to the sale of olive
oii is ihe adulterations and substitutions put
on the market with fraudulent labels mid
fraudulent statements. The extent of olive
oil adulteration is g. cater than that of any
other tood product excepting \inegar. There
is a cotton-seed oil combination almost as
great ■ - '.... sugar trust. li tnis adulterant Is
attacked ia any one of the foods we must ex
pec, mat a.l will jotn to defend.
A great deal ot the so-called olive oil or
salr.u oil, or Lucca oil. is pure cotton-seed oil.
It is a dangerous lobd and should not be taken
int.. the stomach.
It Is a drying oil, cummins and indigestible.
A portion of it will not digest. It will not
burn. To throw it out of the system is a
great tax. 1: tends to all sorts of kidney
troubles, apoplexy and heart failure.
Cottonseed oil dales back not more than
forty- live years. It has never been tested as a
toot. It has been introduced solely by the
ingenuity ot scoundrels who conceived the
idea of adulterating and substituting it (or
olive oil and cheat me consumers so as to make
large profits by this lr.iudulent business.
To adjust the difference of opinion Su
pram* Court Commissioner General Chip
man offered a resolution requesting a sub
mission of the question in the horticul
tural department of the University of
California. This seemed a satis actory
wny out of the controversy, and the con
vention took a recess until 7:30.
Ths evening session was devote 1 to the
answering < i questions found in the query
l ox and a discus ion by A. P. Hayne upon
the phylloxera, which is so dread an
enemy to the vineyards rf California-
Just before lhe con ion adjourned
for the evening President Cooper appoint
ed tbe following committees:
Committee ol three members to con
sider the advisability of bavin? written a
story to comprise every phase of the fruit
problem and have the same puolished and
sold at a price not to exceed '2d cents: Dr.
1.8, Esbelman, Fr sno; R. D. Stephen-,
Sacramento; I. S. Doel, Fresno.
Committee ol fifty to raise fund of
$10,000 for tbe put pose of advertising Call
i»rnia products in European markets: R.
D. Stephens, chairman ; B. F. Latiglord,
Stockton; A. Been, S.ntta, Clara ; Dwighi
Ho. lister, Courtlanu; William Johnson,
Courtland; F. M. Rignter, Camp
le..; B. W. Marshall, Fresno; Robert
C,irti->, San Bernardino; J. A. Filcher,
Sin Francisco; Ed M. Ehrhorn, Mountain
View; John Markeiey, Sonoma; I. S.
Eshelman, Fresno; Alexander Gordon,
Fresno; John Don, Frejno; 1. H.
-O mas. Visaiia; Ben Maddux, Visaiia;
Frank A. Kimball, National City; R. 11.
Hewitt, *__-. Anceles; G. T. Griffith. Los
Angeles; F auk Wigiin-.. Los Angele--;
Mat the* Blanch «rd, Santa Paula; H. K.
Snow, Tustin; K. B. Shefflsid, Santa ■
bara; K. E. Jacks, Sin Luis Obispo; K.
W. Home*. Riverside; T. K.
Packard, Pomona; J. C. Gray,
OrnviUe; E. W. Fogg. Oroville;
General N. P. Chipman. Red Bluff; Mart
McDonald, Sania Ruga; Luther Burbank,
Santa Rosa; t.-onard Coates, Nana;
Alfred Ho man, San Francisco; James
W. Kerr, San Francisco; John Rock,
Niles; Fred 0. Miles, 1* -nrvo; J. F. Mad
den, Newcastle; Frank 11. Buck, Vaca
ville; W. B. Barker. Vacnvil c; R. T.
Blowers, Woodland; George Wol-ey. lone;
11. M. Lslong, Sacramento; C. W. Child*.'
San Jose; A. W. Jucd, Watson ville; H.
P. Stabler, Yuba City- Edward Berwick,
Monterey; A. P. Hall. Fenryn; A. 1).
Cutis, Live Osk, Butte Count}-.
TO l'V-sl-U tlit. t- a.\.\IKALS.
Mexican Troops and a Jtida* Dispatched
to lib-run lilund.
TUCSON, Nov. 18.— A special to the
Star from Gtuiymas, Sonora. says the
s'eamer Rio Yaqui with seventy-five
soldiers and a Judge left for tbe scene of
the recent murder of Americans on Tib
uron Island by Ceris Itidiitis Mr the pur
pose .>! investigation and punishment of
the offenders. r*»-B
A force of mounted soldiers has been
s -ut across the coa-t ot Sonora, Gulf of
California, onposi c Tiburon, with the
view of co-operating if necessary. .
All the Boats of the Distressed Yes-
sel Gone and Not a Sign of
Life on Board
LONDON, Nov. 17.-— The British steamer
Indraiem, Captain Campbell, which' ar
rived at Greenock November 17, from Nor
folk and Newport New, via Belfast, re
ports that on October iS. in latitude 33,
iongitude 7>, a ship was seen on tire. She
was apparently ol about 14C0 tons burthen
and bin tof iron. A* far as could be seen
frcm the Indraicm's deck there was not a
sign of life on board and ail the boats
were cone. Her i entity could not be
made out.
A Grand Minstrel Kntertulnment in Aid
nf Ihe tig; li'lelniition
About 1500 people found their way into
Native Sons' Hall last night to enjoy the
crand minstreletitertainnient Riven under
the auspices of California Parlor, No. 1, of
the Native Sons of the Golden West, for
the lund the parlor is raising to properly
observe Admission day In 1900.
The programme me tided, besides an
address by Eugene Gautbier, the presi
dent, eighteen numbers, tnc'tilinc a reci
tation by Profes-or Cyrus ii. Newton,
cornet solo by Miss Preciosa L. Pracht,
voci 1 seifcfons by the Pres** Club Quartet,
Slinks ly Either Adams, 15. F. H'nilon,
Jo-ie Wai Miss Alice Garaon, Mamie
"Wells, Juaniti Com), Frank Coffin, Ella
Wi-he, Miss Etta Welsh. Lucia Neubarth
and vocal selections by Company A of the
L"ague of the Cross Cadets
Th ■ ladies who took part were those
who engineered such a delightful evening
when Buena Visa Parlor ol the Native
Daughters gave its entertainment a tew
weeks ago. Their efforts were equal to
those of the previous performance, and
they, as well as the other peiformers,
were loudly applauded and encored.
The entertainment whs lollowed by
dancing, which was kept up until mid
Joseph Alvin Refuses to Sur
render and Is Shot by
Moore's Posse.
The V.npsits Abinil.in Ihair For
tifications and 1 w > Murder Sus
pects Are Arrested.
Special Dispatch to The Call
CRESCENT CITY. C-.1.., Nov. 13.—An
other shooting affr.iv has taken place and
another killing is probable at Cneico.
On Monday tvening a pairoiing party,
said to be a detachment of Constable
Moore's posse, met a young man, a half
breed, named Joseph Alvin. presumed to
be in sympathy and accord with the Van
ie!ts, who, being called upon to surrun
uer, made a hasty retreat to a convenient
bru-h thicket.
Shots were fired at him, but with what
result is not known, though bis presence
since has been nowhere reported.
The Yanne.ts have abandoned their for
tifications and made themselves conspicu
ously absent, but Lincoln Vanpelt and E.
C. Ungues, suspected of the Cooling
murder, were arrested here to-day by
Sbei iff Fred Ferguson ol Dal Norte upon
personal application from Sheriff Turner
of Curry County, o*. The prisoners will
probaDly go to ibeir place ■>' rial without
incurring the formality o; extradition.
Hughes has been in Crescent City
several days making no • ffor. tow ml the
concealment of his presence and states
that be can prove ati alibi. The fattier of
the murdered Coonnce, a capitalist of S.l
verton, Or., ias telegraphed parties in
Curry County offering a reward of $500 for
the arrest and conviction of parties to the
crime. There is yet much excitement
and uncertainty of the result respecting
the feud.
Southern Pacific Figures on
Nine Thousand Carloads
for Shipment,
Predictions Come From the East That
the Springtide of Klondike Travel
"Will Be High.
William rSproule, a-sistant traffic
manager of the Scuihern Pacific, who
returned from Chicago a few days ago, re
ports that ih»re is great talk of the Klon
dike in the £;»st and that many thousands
of people will start ee.riv in tbe sprint* for
the gold fields. He fancies that San Fran
cisco will receive a large are of the out
fitting trade. All that this city needs to
do is to make the fact known that the
route from this city to the cold mines is
as good as any other. The natural desire
of travelers to see San Francisco will do
the rest. Everybody that has rrad of the
world and what it contains wants to see
something of California in general and
San Franct-co in particular.
The first shipments of this season's crop
'-. of oranges are now come forward. A few
carloads from the Porterville brancn aud
■he Palermo region have been obtained.
It Is calculated that the California crop
! lor shipment will amount to carlo ids.
: This is a modest estimate, me place
j the quantity as hisli as 12,000 car oads.
I The qn-il.iy promi.-es to be exceptionally
■ fine, Tbe only continsencv now i-. frost
1 between this time and the Ist of January
. next, and tli.it is not likely to occur witn
j sufficient severity to bli-ht 'tie oranges,
j Ths Sunset route via New Orleans wili
, soon be opened to the traveling public.
: Additional equipment in the number of
: through car- will bs provided.
The winter travel to the Pacific Coast is
s-ltin *n. Many of the hcalth-seeEers who
' were ctel with broncvial trouble are
! arrankinj: to pass the winter in Arizona.
i Many tourists are coming to Ca if-rnit
i and, as usual, makin.' the lirst sojourn in
j the southern pari ot the State.
H. E. Hcnimeton is in Southern Cali
| fornia. J. A. Fillmore is at K. Paso and
Mr. Krutschnltt is la New Orleans.
Grading on the Bakerstield extension of
the Valley road is progressing. The road
will be completed to Bakersfield ' some
time during the latter part of Pi bruary or
early in March. The road is doing a good
business nnd the farmers of the valley
have been obtaining high prices for farm
."Meeting for Suiuliiy-Schnols.
In an endeavor to increase the efficiency of
the Sunday-school work among lbs Methodist
churches, a mass-meeting was held at Central
Methodist Episcopal Church !a<l evening.
Durinir the evening severs I addresses were
delivered. All pertained to tne object of the
meeting, and were pointed and practical.
To Cure .-« V, Id in One Day
Take Laxative Erimo :lnine Tablets. All drug
etits refund the moaev it It fails to cure. vac.
The genuine has _ B. _- on each table*.
Captain Dreyfus the Al
leged Victim of
Jackals of the Paris Press
Said to Have Tried to
Bleed the Officer.
President Fau-r, Hiwjver.Yat Be
lieves In iha Guilt of the
Imprisoned Man.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
PARIS. Nov. 18.— The allegation that
Alfred Dreyfus, former captain of the
French artillery, was falsely accused and
convicted by a court-martial of selling
French military plans to the agents of a
fcrei n Government continues to be
widely discussed in Paris and throughout
France. From a person who is in the
counsels of the family a correspondent
here learns that their presentation of the
prisoner's case to the French Govern
ment, which caused the present agitation,
reveals a thrilling romance connected with
the gang of so-cailed journalists and stock
jobbers who be> et the late Max Lebaudy,
ihe millionaire conscript.
It is claimed the documents Dreyfus
was charged wiih selling to Germany
were never really sold to the agents of
that country, but were prepared In imita
tion ol Dreyfus' handwriting to black
mail him, his wife being a wealthy woman
and he nmself in good circumstances.
The plot, it was further claimed, was con
ceived in 1593, wh n the wave of Hebrew
baiting swept over Europe. Dreyfus is of
Hebrew extraction, and these j ickals of
Parisian society, ca-tifig about lor funds,
determined to "bleed this wealthy Jew."
A beaittii.il adventuress, whose hou-e was
ihe resort of a number of French officers
and foreign diplomats, is said to have
■c ed as a go-between in these shady
By invitation Dreyfus was a frequent
Visitor in her house, In due course of
lime the p an lor the mobilization of the
French army, whicu had been drawn up
in a handwriting which cleverly imitated
mat ot Dreylus, wt.s produced, and money
was demanded for its surrender. Drey
fus, it is said, refused to pty the sum de
manded, knowing that tne purchase of
me document would be an admission of
his milt and would furnish ground for
luture extortion, and being aware that the
net that be bad been intimate with the
woman, who herself was a parly to the
p.ot, would De considered the strongest
evidence of his guilt. _^—
Continuing, the frienfl of Dreylus'
family exp.ains that the newspapers
whose attaches were concerned in the
plot have constantly maintained _ war
against Dreyfus even up to the present
i me, and in consequence the prisoner's
wile and family are obliged to keep se
cluded. Attempts have been made to ex
tort funds from then; to be used againsi
Dreyfus, ana it is a.so said that advances
hava been made to Madame Dreyfus, wife
of the prisoner, In behalf oi the anti-
Dreyfus press, off -ring to cease all oppo
sition to his re!-;is- "for a consideration.''
Finally, it is said thai the plan for lbs
mobilization of the French army, which
Dreyfus is reported to have sold" to the
agents of a oreign Government, was a
comparatively unimportant document, the
features of which were in the possession
of all foreign Governments, and which
was easily fabricated by experts.
Le Soir says t c absence of Schuerer-
Keitner, who has forced the Government
io reopen the case, irom to-day's meeting
of the Senate is the subject of general
comment. A report is prevalent that lie
was summoned this morning by M. Faure,
who said to him:
••The documents in the Dreyfus case
have been brought to my notice. I give
you my word of honor that they contain
ltrefuiable proofs of emit. I beg you
t heretore, to cease tins cam pa ten by which
you ate compromising the republic and
yourself to no purpose."
M. Schuerer-Kestner's friends, however,
di-nv thi« story.
ION ION, Nov. 18.— A dispatch from
Pan- to the Daily Mail say- ihat friends
01 Dreyfus assert that Count Walsin Es
terhasey was assisted in his treason by an
Alsatian sergeant-major, who is now in
AJsace, and has made a full confess.
Pr -innnns-irtririrs _ v isinnnns^r)
t° -«- ; y i c»-. 3
_ This is a thril ing story 3
£ by Bret Harte. Nothing 3
jo the author has done ex- 3
£-> ceeds in descriptive strength 5
>° his portrayal of a stolid °{
g German who turns out to 3
qbe a French spy. The 3
C atmosphere of the story is 3
|2 Teutonic throughout, and 3
» the local color bespeaks the «
jo old-time genius of Harte as 3
£ still at its best. The tale 3
» will be in oi
£ Of next Sunday. 3
Chief Lees received a letter yesterday
from Detective Roche of Sydney, New
South Wales, giving some incidents in
the career of Dr. Henry Westwood Cooper,
who is now in the County Jail waiting hi-,
trial on charges of having counterfeit dies
in his possession and also counterfeit
draft notes of the Bank of New Bo alb
Roche say* that Cooper was known in
Sydney in 1881 as Charles Erne-t Chad
wick. He was in that year arrested on
two charges of obtainiti_- money by false
pretenses, out* was released, a«, in order to
prosecute, it would h.'V^ been necessary
to send to the Secretary of Slate's office,
London, lor an official to go to the colo
nies to testify that the seal with which
document*, issued by Cooner were sealed
was bogus.
Two years later he was sentenced to
eighteen months at hard labor for o simi
lar crime Later he blossomed out ns Dr.
Henry Westwood Cooper at Regent street,
To Kenew an Old Judgment.
The Bank of San Luis Obispo commenced
salt yesterday against Philip S. Runels and V
S. Runel« io renew a judgment lor $27,703 96
rendered January 21. 18113.
CARROLL- his el*,*-, a*, bis late restlenee,
SOU Twenty-second meat, James L. Carroll,
a oavlva of . Kings iou.iv, Ireland, - ast d* 74
years; father of Joan T„ WMUam 11., Mary IV
and me lave Agnes -. Carroll.
No Further Proceedings
Against the Slayer
of Jones.
Federal Authorities Have N<s
Ground Upon Which to
People of Nevada Satisfied That
the Boy Should Not Be
Special Dispatch to The Call.
CARSON, Nov. 18— The late action of
the County Grand Jury in ignoring the
charge against Julian Guinan for the kill
ing of Charles A. Jones has brought out
no new features in the las: twenty-four
hours. There was a minor to the effect
that i tie United States Grand Jury would
take action in the matter, but the rumor
seems to have little or no ground. At
torney William Woodburn, who defended
Julian Guinan, was interviewed by The
Call correspondent this evening, and he
'•The matter is settled. The United
States Grand Jury will have no grounds to
act on. it is entirely outside of its
jurisdiction. It is not like another case
that it had action on lately, from the
fact that the decease 1 was not killed on
Government ground.
"The only hope mat action could be had
by the United" States Grand Jury would
have been in case the late United States
District Attorney had been killed while
on a mission of official business at the
time he met his death. His letter to Miss
Guinan proves thai this was not the case.
On the contrary he was on an errand
anything but lesal, and he met his death
in such a course- Neither the United
States Grand Jury nor tbe county will
have any further action in this matter.
It is settled and the boy has been exon
- Dr. Guinan and District Attorney Mr-
Gowan met this evening, and had a ta k
over the outcome an I any probable future
acton. Attorney McGowan admitted
thai it was a practical impossibility to
ever have convicted the boy in ih:s county,
and further that iho men who represented
the Grand Jury were the prominent busi
nessar.d representat ye men of ihecounty.
This bsinu the case Mr. McGowan con
ceded that it wa3 useless to loot for any
action from that or any other source in
this matter. The verd'Ci of the jury has
been In strict touch wiih the leelings of
the people, and i. is regarded as the only
feasible outcome ol a very disagreeable
Sheriff Kinney said tc-night that he
thought that the matter was adjusted and
the affair had ende lor the best. Tne
outcome is entirely satisfactory to the peo
ple of the county, and as far as th.y are
concerned the legal bearing*] of the case
are at an end.
1 he Late American l'on«ul nt Apia K»>-
turn* Via the Orient.
The Mariposa arrived yesterday from
Australia and Samoa, but William
Churchill, the ex- American Consul-Gen
eral at the latter place, was not among
the passengers. No one was very much
surprised at this, for though it was known
that the recently appointed Consul, Mr.
(■-borne, had gone down to relieve Mr.
Churchill, it was hardly expected tat Mr.
Churchill would come as lar as San Fran
ci-co with the steamer. As a matter of
fact Ihe late Consul and his wife left the
Mariposa at Honolulu, sating that it was
their intention to go to Japan"
There were reasons, largely matrimonial,
for taking this round. atom route to the
State 3. li is believed that these wedded
comp icatiotis were the cause of Chuciii l's
early withdrawal from his pleasant po-t
in th* sweet-scented tropica. In March
last Mrs. Eugenia K. Holmes, who claims
to be the ex-Consul's first wile, submitted,
through Senator Perkins, a long -tate
raent to the authorities at Washington.
In this she asserted lhat Churchill mar
ried her by legnl contract in November,
1886. and after living with her lor twelve
month-., deserted her in favor of another
lady, who happened to be the wife of an
OnKiatid gentleman.
This scandal naturally annoyed the
Washington people, und without ex
pressing any opinion on the merits of
the ca-e they arranged for Churchill's
needy withdrawal. This was a.l the
more easy, since lie was an appointee of
the C eveland administration, and the
Re put licans were pledged to a radical
cuan-ie in the Unued States policy to
ward the South tea islands.
Though Cnurcnill's stay in Samoa was
so short, bin little over a year, he made
himself very popular among the few
whites who live in that out-of-the-way
spot. His genial manners and brilliant
conversational powers rendered him a
pleasant social companion, though, offi
cially, his conduct ***-»» not so pleasing to
his brother Consuls. Samoa is practically
governed by a consular board, consisting
of the representatives of the three treaty
powers— the United S ales, England and
Germany. omii" ally there is a native
King, but in reality the Consuls, backed
up by the nien-01-war. have to control the
natives and check the rebellions which
tire constantly threatening.
Great was i lie indignation of the staid
Brit. and Ge man Consuls when they
found that ihe representative ot the I'm ed
Stales lied been created a Samoan chief of
the highest order. Certainly this was a
proof ot Churchill's popular. ty among
the natives, but it was hurl,- a dignity to
be coveted by a citizen of the United
States. Fur her, it was rather incon
venient io nave at the consular board a
niemter who was pledged by all ihe lies
of brotherhood to take the part of the
people whose chief he had become. In
accepting the honor Gburcmil had bur
dened himse.f with a greater responsibil
ity than ho expected, especially when the
names which the grateful Smiuans be
stowed upon bin aro. considered. His or
dinary or everyday working name was
Ventvenia. of tne town ot Latiin. But
this was only a common, or garden title,
the war name, ihe one of real dignity,
needed to be handled with care lest ii
should go off and expioie. Churchill
wat, the only white man in the group who
could say it straight off, something .ike
this: "Lo oiittmuaaumaiia a uiaiau."
There was also a th.rd name, intended
enly for abusive purposes, to throw at one's
opponent's head in a spirit of anger, but
ii was so long that no one ever succeeded
in mastering the intricacies of it-, spelling.
Governor Hud I Molds Aloof From the
Prison Director*' Fights.
Several months aco the Manufacturers'
and Producers' Association had a special
committee sent to the president of the
State Prison Directors, Robert Fitzgerald,
for information ss to why the board pur
chased Australian c^al at $5 3) per ton in
stead of getting the domestic article at a
cheaper rate. Tue answer was not satis
factory to the committee and considerable
correspondence followed, which in time
grew to a decidedly personal natine. The
president of the association, J. W. Kerr,
took some of Mr. Fitzgerald's replies as
insulting, and he wrote tothe Governor to
ask if the chief executive of the State ap
proved of the position taken by the presi
dent of tbe prison hoard. After much de
lay Governor Budd sent a long letter to
the manufacturers, in which he declines
to interfere in any d fiiculties that may
exist between the two bod.es, and among
other things says:
My rowers as to sad body, other than filling
vacancies, are simply supeivisory, and while
1 may require inform from it, it is infor
mation io myself as Governor. 1 have no
power to direct it to furnish information to
others, much less am 1 lurn shed with -power
of censorship over its correspondence or the
correspondence of any individual member
of it.
You will rccosrnize that should the Governor
endeavor to corrector criticize the correspond
ence of iState officers he would transcend the
duties of his office.
The board has sustained Mr. Fizgerald, In
dorsing his statement that— the data fomisned
by its engiueer considered the coal purchased
was the cheapest at the price named, and that
for reasons given he does not deem it advisable
to make public this data.
I have no doubt that the bidder of California
coal or any of the parties offering to furnish
coal at the time the contract .was awarded
could get the game.
I regret the ill feeling manifested by the
correspondence and beiieve that a personal
conterebce between you, as pres dent, mid the
Mate Prison Board iv md result in an under
standing satisfactory to all parties.
Believing your organization is working sole
ly in the interest of the Stale, and being anx
ious to aid you » ithin the limits of my power,
1 am, yours truly, James 11. ladd.
Edward Rosenfeld, a Boy From
New York, Arrested for
Jerry Collins, a Young Laborer,
Charged With Passing a
Fictitious Check,
Edward Kosenfeid, a toy 20 years of
ace, had a charge of lorgery looked
against him nt the Ciiy Prison yesterday
by Detective Ross Whittaker and Police
man W. Coleman.
He arrived here from New York about
six weeks ago with $lf,o, which be bor
rowed, intending, as he says, to go to
the Klondike. His money was soon spent,
and he resorted to passing fictitious checks
upon storekeepers to replenish his purse
and enable him to have a goo time with
"the boys."
November 10 he boueht a coat for V"i
from J. J.'Bolger, 142 Third street, and
aye him in payment « check for $10 on
the First National Bank, purporting to be
sinned by Police Commissioner Guust.
He got the coat and $4 change.
Two days later he bought a pair of
trousers lor $2 from the Baldwin Clothing
House and handed them a check for $12,
purporting to be signed by J. H. Tan c.l,
a traveler for n New York shoe tirm. This
time he wa $10 m pocket.
His last transaction was on November
15, when he cot Frank Mos to cash a
check for $15, also bearing the forged
signature o. Tarrell.
Edwaru says In* father is E. Rosenfeld,
shoe dealer, 193 Washington street,
Brooklyn, N. V., and Th.rd avenue, New-
York City. Tne police will communicate
with the authorities in N«-w York to ascer
tain if E .ward is telling the truth.
Jerry Collin-', a laborer, 27 years of age,
is another victim of the bogus checs
habit. Two days ago he went to the sa
loon of Timothy O'Connor, 33Third street,
and asked him to cash a check for $18 50.
The check was drawn on' the Wells- Fargo
Bank, payable to Jerry Collins, and signed
J. A. Forderer. He. got the money, but
when Connolly presented the check for
payment he was informed thai it was
wor. hless.
The police were notified, and Policemen
J. J. O'M'ara and T. C. Murphy arrested
Collins yesterday and booked him on the
charge of passim.' a fictitious check.
Collins admitted that the check was
worthless and intended signing the name
of J. F. Forderer, cornice-maker, First and
Natoma streets, to *. thinking it was "J.
A.,"' tn-tead of "J F .' It is lucKy for him
that he made a m • tike In the initials,
otherwise a charge of forgery would nave
been booked a ai i« him.
Splendid Group of Kentucky's
Choicest Stock Sailed
on the Coptic.
Decidedly tbe most interesting consign
ment conveyed by the steamer Coptic,
which sailed for China and Japan yester
day, is a group of seven magnificent stal
lions of the finest pedigree and the most
perfect form physically that could be
found in all the famous blue grass region.
The stallions were purchased in Lexing
ton, Ky., by Y. Mat<umals, the repre
sentative of Japan and exporting manager
of the great Japanese Trading Company,
which has branches all over that country,
besides the one in New York. The ani
mals are all dark bay and none are less
than 15J4 hands in height. average
weight i-< 10X) pounds, and their cost wh*-n
delivered in Yokohama will be above $4500
The seven are named: Thennh Dey,
Fernlan I King, Cupid, Weltou King.
Wellsioke, whicb has a record of 2:-3;
Boddeker, raised by Major McDowell, and
Forrest Beau. The most valuable of the
horses Is Ctipid, which cost nearly $5000.
The lowest price of any of the lot i $3000.
These stallions will be crossed wi:n mares
from the union of Hungarian with the
native breed of horses, With a view of pro
ducing a progeny uniting; the best quali
ties of the finest breeds o American and
European stock. For this purpose the
Kentucky horses moil celebrated (or do
cility were selected.
Cupid, Welton King and Willstote
were purchased for the imperial stab c
and the other four for the Agricultural
Department of the empire, ultimately to
urn Ish cavalry stock.
Mr. M.itsuma o said that upon the issue
of this experiment depends a largo luture
demand for American stock. Heretofore
Japan has bought in Hungary, where de
scendants i f the Arabian breeds are to be
found and where prices are much lower
than for similar American breeds, out the
result has not been altogether what was
hoped for, and a commission was ap
pointed to purchase specimens of the be-t
breeds to be found in the United States,
and "the -resent shipment, is the result!
Another year, Mr. Mat&uniato said, a
larger number would be bought, and it
satisfactory stock could be found in Cali
fornia thfs State would get the trade, ns
it was manifestly the interest of the Japan
Government to buy in the nearest market.
Buttery D, Ciptaln Humphreys, Or
dered to Tran.f.r to San Diego,
It seems that the Government has d-?
--cided that a change of air is a great aid to
the soldier. For the past few weeks many
of the troops stationed at local posts have
been ordered to pick up and march for
strange, far-away lands. The last to re
ceive the order of transfer is Battery D,
Ciptiin Humphreys/which is stationed
lat Angel Island. In about two days, ac
j cording to the order, tne company must
jbe ready to move to San Diego. This
means a long slay lor the troop, and many
of the soldiers, to say nothing of the
officers, are disappointed to find that they
must be ready to leave on such short
/, DR. SAMUEL PITCHER, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of "PITCHER'S CASTORIA," the sama
that has borne and does now ~Jf ;/+-%> ! — on GVCr^
bear the facsimile signature of \~^o^/^J-Z2c*y<^24 wrapper.
This is the origins/ " PITCHER'S CASTORIA" which has been
used in the homes of the mothers of America for over thirty
years. LOOK CAREFULLY at the wrapper and see that ii is
the kind you have a/ways bought, jftf*. /* on tha
and has the signature of C£^X^^^ wrap-
per. No one has authority from me to use my name except
The Centaur Company of which Chas. H. Fletcher is
President. „
March 8, 1897. Q&S. -^^^
Do Not Be Deceived.
Do not endanger the life of your child by accepting
a cheap substitute which some druggist may offer you
(because he makes a few more pennies on it), the jjA
gredients of which even he does not know.
"The Kind You Have Always Bought"
fffl t-_^S_f^~^-^^
'insist on Having
The Kind That Never Failed Ton.
Fire Marshal Towe Makes Tests
of Different Cis With
Startling Results.
Manufacturers and Retailers "Warned
That in future the Ordinance
"Will Be Enforced.
The large number of fires recently
caused by -xplcs on of coal-oil lamps de
termined Fire Marshal Towe to make an
mv stigation.
He procured samples of oil used for
illuminating purposes from different gro
ceries and oil peddlers and tested them in
hi* office using; the tester mentioned in
section 81 of the fire ordinance.
Section 73 of the ordinance provides
that: "It shall be unlawful for any person
or persons, firm or corporation, to mix,
adulterate or offer for sale any oils used
tor illuminating purposes with benzine,
naphtha. ca>oiine or any other substanc ■,
and all fluids manufactured from petro
leum or its products to be n-ed tor illumi
nating purposes shall bi reqni' c I to stand
a tire test of 110 degrees Fahrenheit or
better before it shall flash or emit an in
flammable vapor." .
The result "i 'be tests which the Fire
Mar-hal completed yesterday showed thai
a veiv large percentage of the oil con
time I in this city only stood a fire test of
Si degrees Fahrenheit
In speaking of the matter yesterday the
Fi-e Marshal -aid: *Tne tests I have
made iullv account for ihe large number
of fires in the city from coal-oil lamps ex
ploding, and it is a wonder to me tnat
alar-e portion of the city has no*, been
burned down.
••At least nine-tenths of the fires from
exDlosion of lamps are due to the South
ern California oil, the other one-tenth be
ing caused through carelessness in not
Keeping lamps e'ean. _*_,_.
•T have lound in a number of cases that
the home product has teen mixed with
Eastern oils, but this is foolish, as it is
impossible to mix an inferior and a sute
rior oil The latter comes to the toD, and
as soon as it is exhausted the inferior oil
remains, to the danger of those purchas
'""l have also found that unscrupulous
dealers nave been the habit of buying
up empty cans stamped with an Eastern
brand oi oil, and filling them with the
home product. Untorttinateiy ti.e ordi
nance does not cover such cases, but the
attention of the Supeivisors will be
brought tothe fact, and an amendment to
the ordinance sugcested covering them.
"I have compelled some grocers to re
turn ail the dangerous oil in their stores
to the manufacturers or dealers, and I
have issued circulars to all manufacturers,
dealers and retailers of oil drawing their
attention to the ordinance and quoting
the sections and warning them mat in
future the ordinance will be smelly en
"Most of the cases or packages did
not have " stamped upon them ihe
name of the manufacturer, when manu
tacturrd, the seller and bis place ol
business, together with the words 'war
ranted to stand a tr> lest of 110 degrees
Fahrenheit, or better, before it v. i 1 1 flash
or emit an inflammable vapor,' as required
by the ordinance, and th s will auo be
strictly en reed in future.
"It is just as important, if not mora so.
to have an inspector of oil as an in
spector of mils .or the saf-ty of citizens
in view of the te-ts just made."
The Director* nnd Artl-ts of the Bo
hem Club Meet and i xplaln
The Bohemian Club will have the art
exhibit as usual this year. The trouble
was all because the artists and direct
ors misunderstood each her. The an
committee thought that the pain e-s
should have an-wered their circulars an .
the artists thought that there was plenty
of time, and thereby hangs the tale.
When Mr. Stafford sent around the cir
culars saying there: would be no exhibit,
the picture-makers wore astounded, and
when they tenrn-d the cause, otto of their
number, Mr. Robinson, set to work to *_«•
if the accti avon was true that the artists
were not responsive, and f und that the
assertion was erroneous, and the only rea
son they had not answered was thai tnev
were busy preparing for the Hopkins ex
hibit. .
Yesterday the arti«ts met at the Kobe-
Most Complexion Powders /
have a vulgar glare, but Po-ao'sn's is a true/
beautifler, whose effects are lasting. '
i ii n "
i mian Club and appointed a committee to
: c nfer with the directors, who met last
; n ght, tut I they intend meeting them
I again to-morrow .afternoon.
J. A. Mitchell, Stayer of IJetectife
Hicks, Makes a Sudden Departure.
J. A. Mitchell, the attorney who shot
and killed Detective Hicks in the Emma
SnrecKels building seme months ago, is
on his way to the Yukon goldfields, and
in consequence his partner, John L. Fer
ren. grieves.
Mitchell left town yesterday morning
on the steamer Wai a "Walla. As he did
not give ins business associate warning
that he was about to depart, and accord
ing to his associate's statements failed to
account for certain claims placed in his
hants by clients for collection, Ferren is
anxious to locate his late partner and re*,
ccive an accounting. Mitchell's wife!
'•eeni-' to know little about his departure!
fjr the north further than that "a man atl
the Palace Hotel" staked him for the trip,"
Alaskan Trade Committee.
The Alaskan Trade Committee, composed of
the leaiinc; commercial bodies of the city,
m-.ved Wt daesday from the rooms of the Mer
chants' Association in the Mills building to
the old ferry building at the toot of Market
street. formerly occupied by Station Dol the
postoffice. The building litis boon ren ed from
the Harbor Commissioners. Manager Carman
states thai the committee will hnv** Its infor
mation bureau rendy for inspection by the
first of next we A. Information ot ever*/ de
scription relating to the Klondike and Alaska
will be furnished to inquirers, and mere will
be on exhibition poods ana articles of every
kind necessary lor miners and others who go
to the northern gold fie ds in ttie spring.
Basf Him-ieif in the Park.
An unknown Chinaman about 25 years old
was found dead In an outhou*e at Golden Gate
Park ye*terdny afternoon at 3 o'clock. Ho
had httn.' himself toa beam with a small
clothesline ana had been dead about twelve
hours when found.
getting to that point where "Manliness"
j will be gone forever? If you don't, it is about
: time that you woke up from sleep, which will
cost you your very existence some day.
_ — YOU
Ye«. you think that all other men are mortal
but yours -if. Make no such mistake as that.
iou are mortal, too! Why do you go on with
those shaking and trembling band-, when they
might be steady and firm as a rock?
One thing more. Sleeplessness i". weakening,
and ere you asked 10 tell the truth you would
have to admit 'hat you don't sleep well.
Wouldn't you ? Weaker you get and weaker
I everyday. On you go down.
Great mir.f.3 will give way me times, but that
is no reason for your foi y and no excuse for
It. Don't attempt to si -* your mind by try-
ing to make yourself believe it. Your isiid
was once clear. Now
Yrs, HUDYAN will clear it scsin. if yen will
but give it the opportunity ro. 10 so. A: d
when you do get trail agsin. remember not to
abase the privi.eges th.U are yours. .vat is
the act of too.?, not men.
Stro'j-, vigorous men, does HUDYAN, and the
mora utterly lost tt.e rass is las '...ore marvel-
ou- «em to be the results when it is used.
Just tbink the fact "hat 10,000 men have
been saved by It!
Yes, live men— men snatched out of the very
I jaws of drain, so to steak; and men who to-
day are full of life, vim and vigor.
MEN — -
To whom this is addressed should take the
pains to -end Ir circulars and testimonials
showing wnat the great sp^ciri, has done. It
cures. Why be suca a puny mau? Are you
• shamed?
'EH ?
— )
gety^_^^m_* Free circulars and test!- 4
M_____]__i >*-''•"•*-* about the groat /
H^^PCT "30-day blood rare," ;i< -
* well as about lIU TAX,
may be haa simp y lor the asking, and
If you are suDVrin.- from any other
trouble all you have to do is loask for
j the best medical advie that there is In
I She country, and you get It fee, tool
j Stockton. Market and Eliitj Sis,

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