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OBSEQUIES
OF MOTHER
McKINLEY
Incessant Rain Adds to
the Gloom of the
Occasion.
EUT ALL CANTON IS
PRESENT.
Rev. Dr. Manchester's Touch
ing Tribute to a Lovable
Character.
EYES OF MANY ARE FILLED
WiTH TEARS.
£ :mple Services at 'he Grave,
Wh.ch Is Literal y Covered With
Floral Offerings.
Special lii-r.patch to rum Call.
CANTON, Ohio, De . 14.— Although it.
rained almost inces antly all day, the
crowd attending he funeral of Mrs.
Nancy Allison McKinley were numbered
by the thousands. The First Methodist
Epi-copal Church, d.iubied in capacity by
throwing oten the Sunday-school rooms
and gallery, was filled to overflowing long
before ti e beginning of the services. The
great rostrum of the church was- a bank oi
Bowers. Afier the simple ceremony
thousands pas-ed through the church,
each stopping an instant at the altar to
take a last look at the remains. This
procession was composed of people who
hai gained admittance to the church and
otner- who stood out in the rain waiting
for ihe time when they could get inside
the door, pass the altar and go out at the
other a de.
When '.his 1 ad continued an hour it
was found necessary to close the side door
and remove the casket to ihe funeral car,
as it wes feared the interment would be
delayed until after dark. During the
services and until aiter the remains had
beeu viewed, the family and close friends
occupied the front pews of the central
section of tne church.
With the President in the first pew was i
his sister, Miss Helen, and his brother, |
Abner, with their -er, Mrs. Duncan of
Cleveland. Immediately back of them
was the aged -i-te- f.: the departed, Mrs. !
Osborne of Youugttown, surrounded by I
grandchildren and other near relative?.
B.ck of these were members of the Cabi
net, the Washington visitors and many
intimate friends of the lamily from vari
olic points.
The 54.-rvicesS 4 .- rvices a', the churcn were most '■■
itn pres ive. As the members of the fam- I
ily were shown to the seats reserved for
them in ti.e front rows of tue center sec
tion the peals of the organ slowly dieu
away in a sweet harmony. Then ihe
Julian Quartet chanted "Still, Still With
lliee.'' Key. E. P. llarbruck, pastor cf
Trinity Reformed Church, senior member
of the .' cal clergy by reason of tno long
est pastorate, offered prayer, commending I
the sorrowing family to the Ruler of the
Universe for comfort in '.his their hour of i
bereavement, bidding them not to look i
upon her as in the shroud and in a C' ffi::, i
but as in heaven. Rev. Mr. Haibruck paid i
a high tribute to Mother McKinley in de- '
scribing how she should he remembered. I
Alter the prayer Rev. 0. B. Milligan, j
pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, ;
read one of the hymns of which Mother
McKinley was particularly fond, '"Jesus,
Lover ol My Soul," and it was sung Ly i
the qu .net.
On behalf of the officers of the First
Methodist Episcopal Church, Hon. K. A.
Cassidy, former Mayor of the city and
one ot the directors of the church, read .1 !
memorial adopted by the board of offi
cials, reciting briefly the life mi Mrs.
Nancy Allison McKinley and her connec- '
tion with the congregation.
The singing by the quartet of "Lead,
Kindly Light." was followed by the eulo
gistic remarks of the pastor, Key. Dr. C.
E. Manchester, who spoke briefly but
leelingly of the woman so • really be
loved by the whole congregation and by
the people of the city at large. Almost
powering emotion was manifest in
his voice, and as he recalled the lovi ble
trails by which the beloved woman was
best known by her immediate neighbors,
the eyes of many in the van congregation
filled with tears. Dr. Manchester spoke
as follows:
I think the first feeling that comes tons all
to-day Is one 01 personal bereavement. She
who has gone out irom our midst was a friend
The nation knows her a- the dialing
mother; we of .he borne city know ncr as one
whose kindly words una smile have been a
cheer and a ueuediction to many a heart and
home. For her "the long, ion*; night has
passed, the morning breaks a: last," but her
place upjn his earth will be vacant iorever.
■tiers is unspeakable gain, but ours is an
unutterable a-.
It is given only now and then to a pilgrim to
spend so many years upon the earta, and the
wrought ii r her-cli a place in hie thai can
never be filled by another. But the great coin
iorts of this hour are those spiritual ones that
we nave a right to appropriate to ourseives
when we remember that above everythingelse
Mother McKinley was a Christian woman.
L K.- Enoch, sho walked with Cod and is not"
lor God hath taken lier.
it was th.s thai so enriched and beautified
her liie upon the earth. When Jesus said,
"He that abideth in nic arid I in bun, the
.-h.ne brtnge loitn much fruit," be utierod
a lirger truth thau we have been wont to ac
cept.
li is not given to many to nave such grace
oi life, "-uch perfection of character, as
< rowned her whose going out from among us
we mourn to-day. ill wire to inciulire in an
analysis of her character, i think I would
p. uce first of ail her glorious motherhood.
ne wisest mm: ssys oi such as she: "The
li.-art ii her husband doth safely trust In her.
She will do him rood and not evil all the
days of her liie. Strength and ho;:or are her
ciothing and she snail rejoice in time to come,
fci.ie ODeneth her moutu with wisdom, and in
her tongue is the law of kindness, nhe look
eth well to the ways ol her household und
'ateth not trie bread of idleness. Her chil
dren arise up and call hot b.cssed. Give her
ol the iruit of her own hands and let her own
works praise her."
it is worth oil the cure and trial and sorrow
a be worthy of such divine portraiture as this,
and she was worthy <i it Her motherhood
was the crowning glory of her days. Sao
might tin v - Deen a proud mother, but I think
one heard her say -<> Her great I. ving
heart robbed *i'h t-ndcresl anxieties for
those whom ih( ki.id lather had given her,
and -her children rise up nfld call her
blessed." • ,
Another characteristic of Mother Mckinley
was her unvarying cheerfulness. When her
pastor suggested to her once, that the way
must be growing brighter as she advanced to
ward her neuv> D v nome, she replied that It
had been bright all liie way. Her faith that
Bod doe* h.I things well— mat he makes no
inisti tes — was the one creed el lier Christian
Hie. She was a Christian; Indeedundemon
strative and unobtrusive; yet she ■ was well
known as one or the dhclpleaof Christ. She
grew old beauii.uliy, because she walked with
God. We may paraphrase the well-known
words of the poet. Had say :
No moie, no more the worldly shore
Disturb! ht-r with lis loud uproar.
Willi Opened -vis bet S|>irii tl.es
Beyond i he gate., of pa.-Mdiae.
We weep ..... .la.l, but ii., i i. r her,
This happier one, mi > onr.v is run.
liotn lands Of snow to ihu.is ut nun
With -en.-ii eyes her spirit flies
«v here summer sings and nevei dies.
[Blessed indeed will it be for one who loved
the llowois of earth so well to walk with hiui
ly the fountains of living waters; and '. I
himself shall wipe away all tears (rom their
eyes abe will be gone from us, hut she will
remain. Blessed are the dead who die in ihe
Lord, for iheir works do follow them.
In momenta of Burrow ami weakness she
will oe witb us. and the influence of Her lie
win afford such Mreugtu sa i-Hrthly com
munion could not give. Works of charily live
on beyond the doing. Kindness brings tne
harvest of sowing. Love outlives the past,
■lie present and the future Tongues -iia 1 1
cease; but life dnreih forever. Tne Ulguest
-.ail of praise thai can u-.' given is hi.
which the Savior gave to the fa an ful woman
when he said, ••sue has done well what sue
could."
tt A }i arcer closed, the arch is ImperfeC until
the hand of death has fixed ihe Keystone. Ii
is the end ot the journey which gives character
to the way, ana now, life's successful; journey
ended, sne rests well.
It Is hard to par:, hen friends are dear.
« h. Ps will cost a sub, a. tear;
Tbena . way, give Utile warning,
Choose .bine own lime;
ay not KOOd-ulgb . but In some happier clime
Bid me gooa-mornlDu 4 .
When the pastor had concluded his
tribute to the departed, another hymn of
which Mother McKinley was particularly
lonu, "Mearei, My God, to Thee," wa- an
nounced by Rev. Mr. Roper of the First
baptist Church and sung by the quartet.
The undertaker then removed ihe lid
Irom the casket and an opportunity was
given the vast congregation to look upon
the features of ihe departed. To the
I dirge-like music of the organ the crowd
Slowly li.cd past the chancel rail, gazed
upon the sweet lace and parsed out oi tne
door, while through an.i her door those
! who could noi gain admission to the
j churcn entered slowly, pas-ed the casket
and -joined the multitude on the outside.
It .viis past '1 o'clock when the ca*ket was
re-covered. Tue ruin which had fa. en a -
I niost unceasingly all day continued, but
in spite ol it the long line of carr. a .-es to
Wist Lawn Cemetery was followed by
hundreds of Pedestrians.
When the cortege ac: ed the cemetery
the burial ground of me McKinley family
was surrounded by an immense crowd,
which seemed to give no heed to the in
c.ement weather. A canvas canopy had
been er c ed mar the open grave lor me
shelter oi the family and those assisting
in the last sad riles. Here the besutitul
wreath nl flowers which me President and
Mrs. McKinley had placed upon the graves
of children iost long ago, anu of the Presi
dent's fathtr, brother and sister, was .11
--erally covered with the numerous floral
offerings sent by sympathizing .ends
from all over the country.
i ..e services at ihe rave vera very short
and simple. The casket was tenderly
lowered into the grave by the I- bearers,
and t..e sim pie li.urgy service of the
Methodist Episcopal church w:-.s read re
sponsively by Presiding El ler E. D. Holtz
oi this district and Key. E. C. Manchester.
Key. Mr. McAiee ol Co unions pronounced
ix benediction.
During me hours of the funeral business
was suspended throughout' the city. Busi
ness p. ace- an.i offices were Closed, fac
tories and shops shut down, and all
work suspended In courts and county and
city buildings. County and city officials
and members of the bar attended the
services in a b dy.
INHERITS A DEAD
SISTER'S WEALTH
Charles C. Brown, a Sacra
mento Sport, Acquires
Riches.
Litigation Over Fannie Hinckley
Mills' Estate Ends in His
Favor.
special Dispatch to The Cali.
BACRAMENTO, Dec. 14.— Charles C.
Brown, a veteran sport and old-time Sac
ramentan, bus fallen heir to an estate in
New Orleans valued at 100,000. The es
tate belonged to his sister, 1-anny Hinck
ley Mills, who died in New Orleans a little
over a year acn. Th- property has been
in litigation sime then. List nicht Brown
received word from New Orleans that he
hold tne winning hand and had won the
case on its meiits. The telegram an
nouncing his good fortune was as fo lows:
NKW ORLEANS. Pre. 13. Charles C. Brown,
corner Eighteenth and M street?, .Sacramento:
Supreme Court decides lit your lavor. When
will you come? \V. ii. KoGEKS.
To a reporter to-day Brown said that
the estate wa" worth (100,000, of which
$45,500 was in United States Government
4 per tent bond-.
Fanny Hinckley Mills, alias Fanny
Swe-t, alias Fanny Brown, has led a
checkered career boh in Sacramento and
in the South. She was born in Kugland,
and came to America in 1840. At that
time she was 10 years of age. She ap
l>eared in the old Globe Ballroom, a dance-;
house in New Orleans, where she became
a well-known caaractPr. Alter ace : init
iating considerable rooney she came to
San Francisco, wh. re sue led a fast life.
in 1850 she came to Sacramento and
opened a hou-<' <>i questionable repute.
On December 20, 1852, she shot and
wounded a man named Albert l'utnam.
She was arrested and carried aboard the
prison ship lying in the Sacramento River,
but within a f-w days made her escape
from the snip. flea to San Francisco, and
then by ship to New Orleans.
When Charles C. Brown heaid of his
sister's death he left at one- lor New-
Orleans, where he immediately put in a
claim for the estate as brother and sole
heir of decea-ed. Among oilier claimants
were a number of people in Kugland, who
claimed to be grand nieces and nephews,
lhe Public Administrator was another
contestant and the State of Louisiana was
a third.
Brown was fortunate enough to run
across an old nepro, aged 92 years, who
had worked as cook for his sister when
she ran the Ei D.>rado resort, on the
northeast corner oi Second and J streets,
in this city in eariy day*, ana hi- testi
mony proved very valuable in support of
Brown's claim.
Murdered for Hi* Money.
PHCENIX, Dec. 14 —The shooting ot
P. 1. 1. . in;, nt a lodging-house yesterday
morning has bean demonstrated to have
been murder and not suicide, as was al
lirst believed by the officers. The v. -.tim
ded last night from the eff els of the
et-woun .in his forehead. During the
afternoon he partially regained conscious
ness and charged his roamniate, one
Schunjr. with the deed. Schung had shot
him, he said, to rob him oi $18U. Schunj;
has disappeared and the entire force of
the Sheriff's ollice is looking for him.
Randall Pleads Mat Guilty.
EUREKA, Dec H. A. W. Randall, ex
president of the Randall Ranking Com
pany, was airauißed to-day on three in
dictments found against him by the last
Grand Jury, there being two In Depart
ment 1 on charges of embezzlement and
one in Department 12 on the charge at fal
sifying the books of the bank, "loall of
the cuargea he pleaded not guilty and
waived the right to be brought to trial
within sixty days. All of the cases were
continued, to b« set for trial later on.
Petition tor a I eufttrd.
CARSON, Dec. 14.— A petition is being
circulated by ihe people, urging the
Governor to offer a reward for the appre
hension of ihe Genoa lynchers.
To I lire a (' lii in One liuy
Take Laxative Promo Quinine Tablets. All drug
cists refund the mouef if It fails to cure. Z&c.
The genuine has 1. ii. U. on each tablet.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, IS9T.
WILL NOT
LISTEN TO
AUTONOMY
Cuban Leaders Refuse
to Discuss Spain's
Overtures
KEEP THEIR TROOPS
IN IGNORANCE.
Emissaries Carrying Olive
Branches Are Hanged
if Caught.
HOW GOMEZ DEPOSED A
PRESIDENT.
A Man or Peace Is Forced to
Give Way to a M=m of
War.
Copyright, 1&97, liv James -Cordon Hennetu
HAVANA, Dec 14- — Cuban leaders in
tbe field are adopting ' every possible
method to prevent even the ihin edge of
the wedge of autonomy entering their
rank?. They not only absolutely refuse
to discu-s autonomy themselves, but they
are determined in their iff iris not to
allow tin's offers of self-government to
be laid betore the insurgent tro-ips. All
emissaries who dare to carry olive
branches to the he'd are hanged it caught.
Seventy- live percent of the rebel soldiers
to-day are kept in ignorance ol the liberal
terms Spain offers.
1 am in receipt of information which en
-1 ables 111 • to assert that t c attitude on tha
j part ot domes and other most promtn- nt
leaders of Hie revolution accounts in a
measure tor the mystery surrounding the
j recent meeting of the Cuban Assembly to
I el«ct a President and oilier officials.
There is circumstantial evidence at hand
to prove that news published last Septem
ber of Senor Capote's election as Presi
dent vat correct. After acting as Pre>i
driit lor nearly three month * Senor Capo:e
was replaced by Senor Masso, because the
former was a man of peace and a far-see
ing lawyer, and as such might be inclined
j to listen to proposals of autonomy.
When the news recently came that Senor
Masso had been made President every body
was surprised. Members of the Junta
are disinclined to talk about the matter,
and it was this disinc'ination that first
suggested that there might be discord in
the Cuban camp.
I cannot slate absolutely that discord
exists among the Cuban leaders — it will
be a bad thing for ttie cause if it does —
bui 1 am informed thai there has been
discord and that there has been a change
of Presidents.
When Senor Capote was elected Presi
dent there was no serious idea among the
Cuban leaders that Spain would offer gen
erous autonomy. Then came General
Weyier's recall and a complete change of
Spanish policy. General Bianco made
overtures io every Cuban whom bethought
likely to accept them. AbaVi all he de
sired to approach Senor Capote. If Senor
Capole were likely to be useful to the Cu
bans as a media tor, he was for the very same
reason more likely to prove of service to
General Blanco in implanting autonomy.
General Blanco lost no time in leeling his
way with President Capoie.
Astute General Gomez saw what was go
ing on and determin d on a radical meas
ure. He had absolutely no grounds for
th liking that Senor Capote wouid prove
disloyal in any way to tne cause of inde
pendence, but he knew the President to
be a mud-tempered man, and there was a
possibility that he miitit listen to pro
posals lor autonomy. So it was that Gen
eral Gomez aecide i to have a Piesiieni
who was wholly uncompromising. Senor
Ma-so was the man. lie was one of the
very last to lay down aims at the close of
the ten years' war. lie was a soldier, and
one whom ii was utterly impossible to ap
proach with any terms short of inde
pendence.
Generai Gomez reconvened the Assem
bly and had Senor Masso made President.
The substitution was affected without
much difficulty. Senor Capote is a man
ol peace and yielded gradually. From a
Cuban point o; v.ew Senor Masso is better
lilted to-day to actas President thaa Senor
Capote.
Such I am iniormed is the inwardness
of the mystery that has surrounded the
Cuban elections. 1 have no personal
knowledge to offer in evidence.
LONDON, Dec. 14.— The Spanish Gov
ernment, it is again announced, is nego
tiating with the Armstrongs, ihis time lor
a (raiser of 4900 tons, said to be worth
£300,000, built for Japan, but which Japan
noes ii"i want. The vessel is said to be
practically ready for sea.
THESPIANS STRANDED
AND OUT OF WORK
San Francisco Vaudeville
Stars in Need of the Price
of a Meal.
Left Penniless by the Closing of
the Lyceum Theater at
Salt Lake.
Special Dispatch to Thk 'all
SALT LAKE. Dec. 14.— The Lyceum
Theater, a vaudeville concern, which has
been conducted during the last few weeks
by Amadee Duncan, a son of Cashier Dan-
can of the National Dank o! the Republic,
has closed its doors, ieavingall the actors,
most of thera lately arrived from San
Francisco and other points in California,
almost penniless. But few of them have
enough money to buy a meal, but those
who did have the money divided with
those who did not have the price of a
meal, and as a result, while the California
people are "on their uppers," they are still
able to eat. A benefi, has been arranged
for ihe acton lor Thursday next and it is
believed that enough money will b? re
alized to send them back to their norm
on the coast.
There is no donbt that ail of the Cali
fornia people who accepted an engage
ment are in a very bad way finaeialiy .
They have already bsen thrown out of
.heir hotels because of their inability to
pay their bills and unless tbe coming
benefit is substantial many will suffer
greatly.
TROUBLES
IN STORE
FOR HAYTI
The Claim of an Amer
ican to Be Arbi
trated.
HE WAS BEATEN BY
BLACK SOLDIERS.
Wants $100,000 as Damages
From the Little Re
public.
NO CERTAINTY OF ITALIAN
AGGRESSION.
But the Haytlans A most Have a
Clash With the German
Sailors.
£ pecial Dispatch to The Cali,
NEW YORK. D.'c. 14 -The Herald's
Washington correspondent telegraphs:
The K:iytian Government has informed
the Slate Department, I understan l, of its
willingness to refer the claim of Bernard
Campbell, an American citizen, to arbi
tration. This action is the direct result of
th resolution of inquiry introduced in
the Senate a few days ago by Senator
Kyle of South Da koa.
I was told to- lay that Mr. Leger, diplo
: matic representative of the republic in
! this city, upon reading the Kyle re-oiu
. tion cabled to nis Government urging
■ that it take immediate steps to settle the
! claim. At the time the dispatch was re
j ceived Minister Powell, our representa
j live, acting under instructs sent him
, by the State Department, was engaged in
pressing the claim. T.e Haytian Gov
. ernment, in order to dispose of the matter,
i suggested, I am toid, arbitration, and Mr.
i Powell referred the matter to the State
Department for its action.
Campbell's cairn is for $100,000, and
grew out of injuries he received a- a re
sult of being beaten by men who, he
claims, wcrj Haytian soldiers. It is gen
j erally believed that this Government will
I accept arbitration, as there is some doubt
1 with respect to the facts and the amount
jof indemnity involved. The details will
'. be settled in luture negotiations.
I was told at the State Department to
i day that no information had been received
I in regard to the intention of the Italian
1 Government, as told in the Herald this
; morning, to press the claims which its
i subjects have against Hayti. Commander
| Met alia informed the department thai
I his ship was in need of coal, un 1 he was
! instructed to procsed to Port Antonio or
: Kingbton f< r a supply. He will then re-
I turn at once to Port Au Prince.
ALMOST A FIGHT.
People of Hay I Angered at the
Conduct of Kaiser William's
Sailors.
Copyright, 1897, hv James Gordon Bennett.
PORT A I' PRINCE, De.-. 14.— Tne Ger-
I man sciioolship Stein sailed ior Havana
j to-day and the Charlotte for St. Tnomas.
, There was a ball at the German legation
| last night, at which national airs were
I played and speeches of a patriotic char
i acter were made.
The Haytian population was much en
rate, l by the incident, and the Haytian
I guards insulted the officers of the war
j ships as they were returning to their yes-
I "-el--. A fight was narrowly averted.
KLONDIKE BAZAR
PROVES A BONANZA
Unique Entertainment Pro
vided by Pacific Grove
Women.
Christian Church Fund Augmented
by the Prospecting of Many
Pu-s?s.
• Special Dispatch to Thr Cam.
PACIFIC GKOVK, Dec. 14.— A unique
and at the same true apropos charity
bazar was given last night under the
auspices of the ladies of the Christian
church. The posters announced a "Klon
dike Bazar" and the entertainment bore
out to a surprising degree the Klondike
idea. Goldon yellow and snowy white
were used in the decorations and ihe sides
of the large auditorium of the church,
1 from which the choir had been removed,
were occupied by booths built to repre
i sent miner's cabins. In one of thtse
: booths the Klondike fare was served,
j disguised in various tasty ways to tempt
' tne appetite of tbe visitors. o:her re
| freshments that were more civilized were
; severed and a booth in which the "piosprc
tor's outli's" were sold prov- d very allur
ing to thoi-e who were "prospecting"
Christmas claims.
A good programme was rendered dur
ing the evening, an.i here again the Klon
j dike feature was prominent. Two of t c
j best numbers were, "Lying in a Golden
Grave." sung by Robert Stockard. and a
I duett, "On the Km, like,'' by Fred Gaila-
I ncr and Harry Kent.
The bazar proved a veritable lomiua
j to the lund lor which it we* organized,
■ large figures representing the aggregate
! receipts of the v.r ous dei artraents.
"HOODOO" ON A SCHOOL.
Monterey's Superstitious Element
Fears a New Bui/ding Will
hot Be Completed.
MONTEREY, Die. 14.— The long delay
in completing the handsome schcol build
ing that is to be one of Monterey's chief
municipal prides is nt last ending and
work upon the unfinished interior will ba
begun immediately.
The new building stands upon the site
of that which was burned about four
years ago. haviuc been set on fire by the
locally notorious" criminal. Amos Virgin.
The superstitious among Monterey's
townspeople believe the new building to
be under a "hoodoo" spell on account of
bein-j placed upon the ashe-, as it were, of
the eld one. They predict thai it will
never reach completion, and certainly the
numbers of things, some trivial in them
selves, ihat have arisen to <ie ay the work
appear to bear out this belief.
About two yean ago the funds fell
short ami work was stopped, bsinc taken
up i term l n ilv since, but :*t no time
going very far. During the past spring,
however, the necessary funds were pro
cured for finishing and furnishing the
house and b.ds were called for by the
Hoard ot School Trustee?. Several very
advantageous bus wore received, and the
trustees were about to award ti.e contract
when it was found a small technicality
had been overlooked and the bids had to
be canceled and a new call made.
The second set of bids were considered
last week, and yesterday the contract for
completing the interior work and er oting
two primary school houses in this district
— one in New Monterey and one at Oak
Grove, near Dei Monte — was resigned to
D. K. Frasier. A force of workmen will
be put on at once and unless the ''hoo
doo" manifests itself In some new way
the grammar school pupils will soon be
iv occupation.
HURLED OVER A PRECIPICE.
Resident of Occidental Pinned Be
tween His Wagon and the
Limb of a Tree.
SANTA- ROSA, Dec 14.— News reached
this city late this evening of an accident
neor Occidental, in whicn Charles Stoetz,
a resident of that place, was so badly in
jured that he may lose his life. Stoetz
was driving his team over a dangerous bit
of road Known as Harrison graae, when
in the darknes nis horses suddenly iook
fright and da bed down the hill at break
neck speed. On making a sharp turn his
Wagon was throw:, over the precipice and
in falling Sioetz was pinned between the
heavy wagon and the protruding limb of a
in about twenty feet from ihe ground.
After remaining in tins position lor
tome time in an unconscious state he re
covered his senses and his cries for help
brought assistance from a neighboring
la m home. His rescuers found it neces
sary to cut the wagon to pieces in order
to liberate the injured man, alter which
he was conv-yed to a place of safety. It
is thought Stoetz will recover, although
he i. badly mangled.
BONANZA FIELDS IN
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Gold Strike Made by an In
dian in the Viciniy of
Hedges.
Prospectors Kushlncr to the Seen?
and Staking: off Mining
Claim .
Special Dispatch to The l am.
YUMA. Ariz."; Dec. 14— Pete Burke
ex-City Marsha, of Yuma, at present offi
ciating as Constable at Hedges and as
Deputy Sheriff of San Diego County, CaL,
has made a strike which he and a goo I
many other people believe will go a Jong
way toward heading off the mad rush
X ceward. Burke aDo drives the
company stage from Hedges to Ogilby, a
station on the Southern Pacinc, and while
thus employed he has reached the con
viction that there must te gold in tbe
low b ack hills that lie a mile and a half
from Hedges, almost on the stage roue.
About a week ago Pete employed an In
dian to dig aho to bedrock at a certain
place that gave promise of richness. The
Indian went to work in a leisurely man
ner, and no one suspected or cared to
know what he was doing.
On Wednesday evenine as Pete was
making the afternoon trip to Ogilby, to
meet the oastbound passenger train, his
Indian employe brought him a pan of
dirt fresh from the newly made shaft.
At Ogilby station the dirt was panned,
whereupon it yielded about 50 cents'
worth of coarse gold, including two good
sized nuggeis. one of about I'o cents value
and one of 10 cent?.
The town of Ogilby was immediately in
a state of genuine excitement and every
one who could at once lelt for the scene of
tho strike. The latest reports are that
the new-comers corroborate the reported
find made by Burkes Indian. Locations
have been staked out for miles. It is
thought that when bedrock is reached the
dirt will be sill richer. There i* a
Teat scramble on now to get claims on
Pete Bunco's Klondike. Be'ng so easy of
access and having so unpromising an ap
pearance this particular section had
never before been prospected.
WRESTLED FOR GIANT' POWDER.
Perilous Encounter of a Morgan Hill
Resident With a Drunken
Man.
SAN JOSE, Dec. 14. A drunken wood
chopper entered the residence of E. K.
nidation Morgan Hill, looking for an
enemy. He carried lortv pounds of dyna
mite, threatening to blow his enemy io
pieces. K.induli grappled with him and
rot the vxpiosive away from th' man.
Had he discharged the stuff, two or three
families would have been annihilated.
HAIL COLLISION AT IjOIII.
Passenger Train toll. tie* Milh ■ llridge
t Train an tin Open Stcilclt.
LODI, Dec 14 — Passenger train 104 ran
into an open switch here this evening at
6:30 o'clock, colliding with the work tram
of a bridge gang. The caboose of the
work tram was wrecued and the engines
of both train* badly damaged. The engi
neer of the work Irani was bruised about
the bead, and the passengers in the other
were badiv shaken, but nobody was seri
ously injured. The track was cleared
after an hour's delay.
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FIERCE ID
INCESSANT
FIGHTING
British Troops Suffer
Heavy Losses in
India.
BADLY HARASSED BY
TRIBESMEN.
Behave Admirably Under Con
stant Fire ana Terrible
Privations.
THE ENEMY IS SEVERELY
PUNISHED.
A Disaster Caused by the Entangle
ment of Transport Animals
at Night.
pecial Dlsratch to The Call.
SIMLA, India; Dec. 14. According to
official dispatches from the northwestern
frontier, the march of General Westma
cott'a brigade from the camp at Cher-Kel
into the Stun-Kel country was in con
tinuous action. The enemy closed up on
the rear guard and kepi firing at short
rango with great spirit. The British
losses were heavy and included Lieuten
ant West of the Gurkhas, who was killed,
and Lieutenant Chaplar, who was
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STATEMENT
—OF THK
CONDITION AND AFFAIRS
OF THE
HELVETIA SWISS FIRE
INSURANCE COMPANY
OF st. CALL SWITZERLAND. ON thk
31st day of December. -■«. D. 1896. and for 'he
year endins on itiai day, as made to the Insurance
Commissioner of the .-Male of California, pursuant
tothe 1 iov sions of sections 610 and 611 of Ihe
Itical tod--', condensed as per blank furnished
by the Commissioner.
Capital.
Capital $2,000,000 00
Amount of Capital Mock pant up la
Cash 400,000 0J
Assets.
Rent Estate owned by Company.... $ 40,000 00
Loan» on Honds and Mortica.es ... 547,115
Cash .Market Vain- of ail stocks
and Bond 1 owned by ' ompany... 1,117,058 52
Cash in l ompany's Office and ln
liank* 349,51499
Inle> est due end nccrued on Boi ds
aid Mortit-ces '.'2,496 03
Premiums to due course of Col-
.ecilon 185,193 57
Total Assets 1f::, 261, 408 32
Liabilities.
losses adjusted and unpaid 1
Liwaes in piocesi of Adjustment |
or iv Su.peuse }. $ 121,022 58
Ixisse. lesis.ed, including ex- 1
penses I
(iro.s premiums on Kire Risks run-
I ing one yearor less. •■'639.923 80;
reinsurance 5u percent 319,961 90
Cross piemiums on tire Risks m:.
II nc more than one year. $159,-
-09296: reinsurance prorata 127,274 37
Due and accrued lor sa. a; ies, rent,
etc -• .::, 13,40000
All 11 her demands asainsl tne Com-
pany 419,78294
Total Liabilities $1,001,39179
;■'-■".'
Income.
Net Cash actually received for fire
pr mm in-. $681,232 61
Received for interest on Bonds and
Mortgage* 23,224 56
Received tor inierest and divl-
dends on Ronds. siocis, Loans and
irom all oth: r sou tees.. 35,728 55
Total Income $740,185 72
!• xpaudltnres.
Net amount paid tor Kiro Losses... $347,953 94
Dividends to -toekhoi lers 88,00000
Paid or allowed for Commission or .
ttrokersge 105.187 57
Paid tor salaries, fees and oilier
■charges lor officers, clerks. «tc ... 48 B*6 81
P. id for Male, national ar.d local
taxes 17,951 01
All otlier payments and expendi-
ture* 51.267 24
Total Expenditures $659.246 57
lltsks Mini Premium*.
j- —
Kire Risks. | Premiums.
Net amount of Risks ,
written during the
year $813,632,377 $1,501,585 12
Net nmoiint of Kisks,
exp'r« duurinsthel
year 554,775,091 I 828,003 00
Ne: amount in for. '•
Decembers!, 445.370.073 . 799.016 76
V. HALI.MAYKP, President
ii. J. ULOsSMANN, secretary.
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 6th day
Of April. 1897. llt VIM* R lUC 11 MAN. "
United States Cousu.-GeueraL
SYZ c& CO,
fiiNEKAL AGENTS,
410 CALIFORNIA STREET.
wounded. Two other officers received in
juries and lorty men were killed or
wounded.
The whole march down the Da-a Valley
i since tbr 6 h 11131. has b en ruarKed Dy in-
I cessant lighting, hut the lores his be
haved aumirul) v. The route was difficult
1 in the extreme, through ruin, mud and
' snow. Along the river the course was
impeded by ravines and uowlders and ihe
icy cold stream had to be forded Knee
deep twenty times. Twelve ihomand
trans ort animals, with numerous sick
| and wounded, incumbered the progress.
: The casualties yesterday weie about
i fifty and to-day about ten. The enemy
| has been severely punished in the recent
encounters. T-»e disaster to General
Kempster's rear guaru, that was cut off
by tha tribesmen on Saturday near Slier
\ Kel, was due to the animals b coming
! entangled in the rice tit Ids at dusk. To
inert ate iho difficulty the driv-rs and
■ carr.ers opened Kegs ol rum and b came
hopelessly drunk. Many of their lollow
! ers were benuin ed by the icy stream and
their feet hrui-ed by t.i<- bowlders. Sev
eral men are Mill nvs-diitr.
BEATEN bY A MARKED ROBBER.
Railway Station Agent Clubbed Into In
sensibility for Not Giving Up
his Money
SACRAMENIO, D-c. 14.— A masked
robber at 6 o'clocK this evening entered
the railroad station at Shingle Springs,
El Dorado County, on the line of tne Sac
rams:) and Piacervilie road, and ordered
Agent Moro. leek to band over what money
he had. Tins Moreueck remsed to do, and
the robber assaulted and knocked him
down with a pistol and Deat him into in
sensibility.
Then the robber left the station and
started off in Hie direction of Latrobe.
He was seen by several citizens or the
village, but they did not know of hs at
tack on Agent Aloredeck. He is a tall
man with a sandy lizard and wore a black
feit hat, blacK sack coal and blue overalls.
Word has been sent by Superintendent
Wright to all the surrounding hamlets,
and dozens of men will be out hunting for
the robber to-morrow morning.
I'rorjresslit'i Ile.-rito It junctions.
MODESTO. Dec. 14.— A luraD sum of
$66,600 has been paid by the directors of
the Turlock Irrigation District to Judge
James A. Way nitre, the contractor, who
lus finished one-third of the canal system
of the district, despite injunctions anu
suits brought to stop work and payment.
STATEMENT
OF THE
CONDITION AND AFFAIRS
OF Til I
BALOISE FIRE
INSURANCE COMPANY
OK BASLK, SWITZERLAND, ON THE 31ST
day of Decern Der, a. lx. 1896. and for the year
ending en that day, as 111.de to the Insurance Com-
mission r of -tale of California, pursuant 10
the provisions of sections 610 and 6 11 of the Politi-
cal Code, condensed as per blank punished by the
Coniuii sioner.
Capital.
Capital $2, 000.000 00
A mount of (api stock, paid up lv
■Las'' 400,00000
Asset 4 *.
Real Kstaie owned by Company $ 316,276 44
Loans 011 Bonds and Morleages 344,300 00
tas.: Market Valu« of all stocks
and Bonds o.v ned by Company ... . 246,831 30
Cash lv Company's Office and fn
T Baiks 201,663
Interest due and accrued 011 a 1
Stocks a. d Loans . 6.119 40
Premiums la due Cuur.-e of Collec-
tion 22 292 58
Total Assets $1,137,382 62
Lia^TTties.
Losses a 4! justed and unpaid "|
Looses In Procesiof a din tment or | "
in Suspense L $ 96,337 60
Losses Resisted, including 1- x- [
penses J
Cross I'lemiuiiis on Fire Risks run-
-11:11.' one year or less. $567,196 35:
reinsurance 50 per cent 283 598 17
Cross I'remiums on l-'l.e Risks run-
ning more than o c year. $79,-
-104 57: reinsurance prorata 49.044 83
Cush Divide nds remaining unpaid.. Iso 00
Total Liabilities $429,160 60
Income,
Net Cash actually received for Ftre
Premiums $567,196
Recc.ved for Interest and Dividends
on Bonds, stocks, Loans and troin
all ber sources 35, 4186
Received for Rents .'.'.'.'.'. 5.906 94
Total Income 16J5.553 15
Expenditures.
Net son nt raid for Fire Losses. . $313 397 43
Dividends to stockholders 48 00d0d
Pain or allowed, lor Com in is-, on or
Brokerage t- IC6 28136
Paid for alaries. Fees ant other
charge 1 for Officers, Clerics, etc.. . 5] 463
Raid for Slate, National and Local
■Taxes . ; - m^ow
All other Payments and Expendi-
turei » 1758705
Total Expenditures *544,545ut
HlsUa and Premium*.
-
Km- Risks. Premiums.
Net amount or Risks ~
written daring tlie 519i.374.fc06 $551,14241
>' l> » r $194,574.-iO3 9551,14241
Net amount of Risks
expired during the
**•*■ , 37 610,495 80.166 52
Net amount in force
December!., 999.108 856 569,196 35
. Kill. I^l LIN. President.
ALBERT THOX .Kit. secretary.
Subscribed and sworn to before ax: tins 7.h x. v
of April, 1897. liKulin.-. uIKKukLi.
United Stales .sir..
S"srz & 00.,
«i i. N A L AGKXTS,
410 CALIFORNIA STREET.
Weak Men and Women
SHOULD USE DAMIANA BITTEKS THS
great Mexican Remedy, gives HealU* x_-i
I Btrenttn to the Sexual Organs.
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