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To Be Renewed as Soon
as Sentence Is
The Order Frotn Washington
Has Not Yet Been
Grer.t Increase of Interest in the
Efforts to Obtain n Com
Oakland Office San Francisco Call.
9 -v Broadway, Jan. 15.
Benjamin Hill is more fortunate than
"was his late companion in San Quen
tln, who died protesting his innocence.
In one case the court on one occasion
wag so anxious to expedite justice that
it did not wait for remittiturs from
"Washington, but went ahead on the
strength of telegraphic information.
In the case of Hill the conditions are
reversed. Forty-five days have passed
since the Supreme Court of the United
States decided that there was no merit
in his appeal to that tribunal, and so
Oakland's Murderer-Evangelist, About Whose Remittitur There Is
No Hurry.
Drcwo From His Picture In the Rogues' Gallery.
far nothing has been heard of it. Hill
expe< ■ id to this coun
ty to hear another day set for bis
the day the belfry murders
were 1 xpiated, but lie has not yet been
Deputy District Attorney Greene said
to-day that nothing had been heard of
the order from Washington, although
it should have come, under ordinary
olrcumstances, in about thirty days.
As soon as it arrives th»- District At
torney will ask th>- court to set a day
for the repaselng of sentence.
As soon as the day of execution is set
Rev. Marshall Law, the Rector-Editor, Uses
Some Critical Vitriol.
OAKLAND, Jan. I",.— The question of whether girls should sing In Epis
copal churches has long been a debatable point among Episcopal clergynu-n.
Rev. Marshal I>aw. rector of the Church of the Advent. Issued to-day a crit
icism of the festival of the San Francisco and Oakland Vested Choir Asso
ciation, and incidentally he said much to stir up his brother rectors. Rev
Floyd J. Mynard, rector of St. Johns, where the festival was held, was asked
for an opinion regarding: the criticism published In Choir and Nave, and
readily gave it.
The ideas of the two rectors are subjoined:
Key. J-loyd J. Mynard says:
The excellent work of the five choirs of
vested -men and boys in the festival held
on "Wednesday evening last 1 has. received
most enthusiastic commendation from
many who composed the congregation of
"800" In the "little church" of.. St. John's.
Oakland. There are. in fact, no evidences
Of anything but complete satisfaction, **-
cept on the part of the Choir ami N
critic at large. But" even its strictures
may be -accounted for on the ground -of
"offensive partisanship."
Perhaps the excellent work, was more
distracting to the critic than was the
director's baton to the boys /whose- eyes
were so "glued to the scores'.' as to make
them "utterly oblivious" of the director's
presence. But quite as likely the Choir
and Nave failed to appreciate the fact
that the 200 men and boys were singing
as men ar«d boys, and not as men and
women. This fact Influenced the choice
of music and the rendering of it. The
"tuneful" jingle of lighter music' was
lacking from deliberate choice. For it
was substituted the less operatic but
more sober and worshipful music' es
pecially adapted to choirs composed of
men and boys. From that standpoint the
selections were most admirable, and "all
the singing was true to pitch and excel
lent in time where the time moved
straight ahead." which was continuously.
We are sorry that in future we must
qualify our hitherto high opinion of the
musical ability back of. the ' Choir and
Nave, since it advises remedying defects
in boy sopranos by adding women so
pranos. That any musician should at
tempt to combine two things so utterly
different is past understanding.
The management sympathized with the
Choir and Nave In its reverence ,for "the
Cross of Christ— the flag of heaven"— as
was shown by their care that not a sin
gle cross should have a ribbon upon It.
The colors of the different choirs were
tied to the standards upon which the
crosses were borne.
The service Wednesday evening was a
sample of a service rendered by men, and.
Do>B. The "association" has no quarrel '
with those who prefer other choirs and
other music, but is satisfied in the opin
ion that the service in question deserved .
commendation for body, heartiness, power ■
ana worehlpfulneas
all the efforts that have heretofore
been made to obtain clemency from
Governor Budd will be renewed, and
all the pressure possible will be bnmght
to bear to save the murderer's life.
Attorneys Chapman and Bradley, as
sisted by W. W. Poote, have already
done much work, and have stated their
determination to go ahead and not
cease till a reprieve or the gallows
makes further efforts useless.
Every few days Hill writes to sime
of the prisoners in the County Jail
with whom he is acquainted, and his
letters are all in the nature of sermons.
The murderer expresses perfect indif
ference regarding his fate, and says
that he has no desire to live, except to
convert others. There will be some
monster petition presented to the Gov
ernor as soon as Hill has been resen
Berkeley News Notes.
BERKELEY, Jan. IT..— Two Interesting
additions nave been made to the Univer
sity library. One is a volume ..f German
i by Theodore Klrchoff of San Fran
cisco, and tbe other is a uniquely bound
copy of "The Missions ( .f California."
author, Miss Laura Bride Powers,
is a student at the University.
The Berkeley Cotillon Club will hold its
seoond cotillon at Snattuck Hall next
Wednesday < venlng. Brockway Metcalf
and Miss Juliet Garber will lead thi
Rev. 11. C. Minfon will preach at the
First Presbyterian Church to-morrow
morning on "The Supreme Criminal."
C. Demetrak, J. T gather, .:. Berry. C,
H. Brynstein and a number of other
Berkeleyans are organising a KHndike
party. They have charterer! a 190-ton
•ner. In which they will nail for the
north aboul tl c 15th of nrxt mo
Property Meld Too High
OAKLAND, Jan. 15.— value placed
upon various pieces of property by its
owners has lost for this city the paint
manufacturing works of W. P. Fuller &
Co.. for "which a lease has just been made
at Baden. The tracts just back of the
California Cotton Mills, and at the toot
of Market street, were under considera-
but the company refused to pay
from 12000 to 16000 per "acre, as it was ex
nt. Charles R. Root, the com
pany's (jakiatiii manager, said to-da; I
if this city had made the company the
offer Baden did the works would have
been erected here.
Recommeod M. H- De Young.
OAKLAND, Jan. 16.— The Board of
Trade of this city has forwarded tu. each
representative in Congress from this
a set of resolutions urging the ap
pointment of M. if. de Young as the
representative of the T'nited States at the
Worlds Exposition, to be held in Paris
in 19
Rev. Marshal L.aw says:
The fifth festival of the Vested Choir
Association of San Francisco and vicin
ity occurred in St. John's. Oakland, last
Wednesday evening, and was a great
success as a whole.-. It was attended by
some 800 people, packing the little church
-to the Street* The choirs represented
j wore St. Mark's, Berkeley; Christ. Ala
! meda; St. John's. Oakland." and St.
Luke's and St., John's In this city— five in
all. with some 180 voices. It was'supple
st mented .'most' tellingly by the Saturday
■ Morning orchestra- of the;city, composed
or ladies and gentlemen, all dressed In
civil garb. -, . . -. ' • .
The association- by standing resolution
Ik dead opposed to vested lady, choristers,
• yet were they inconsistent enough to
! have lady members of an orchestra scat-
I tered among them •' in -stylish millinery
: and natty suits. The bass and tenor
: were good, strong, true to pitch and
lusty lunged. The, alto was indifferent
and with the soprano needed a few good
lady choristers to make the musical ren
derings measure up to the possibilities of
the poorly chosen music. We say poorly
chosen, for the selections were not good:
They were not tuneful, and were sung
with no satisfactory shading of time ana
power, as a good mixed choir could have
executed them, notwithstanding the baton
of. the director waved and gyrated before
the eyes of boys glued to the scores and
utterly oblivious of his presence. This
association of choirs, or any choir, can
be taught to depend upon the organ for
all these things far better than upon a
distracting and distracted leader's baton.
The processional crosses,' some of them,
were tied with ribbons suggestive of foot
ball colors, which were a blemish to the
procession and the sacred reverence due
the cross of. Christ— the "Flag/ of Heav
en." All of the singing was true to pitch
' and excellent In time when v the time
moved straight ahead. St. Paul's, Oak
land, Is dropped because Brother Richie
, allows ladles to sing In his evening serv- j
ices. • ..'••-.■
Although Christ Church, Alameda, has
a "fine ladles' contingent, the rector is i
crafty enough to keep , them out of the !
Sunday services as yet, so he Is still per
mitted to be In the "association." though
he totters on a precipice and may go over
at any time. (We do not sympathize with
Rector Richie, rather we congratulate
him on his nerve.) ■
Contra Costa's Sheriff Is
Praised for His
Rock Pile.
Grand Jury Urges That It Be
Made a Permanent
! Alameda County, Across the Line, Is
the Trainp«' Paradise of
the Pacific.
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,
yos Broadway, Jan. 15.
'Work!" said Sheriff Veale of Contra
! Costa, and immediately the hubos seat
ftnd have not returned.
The travelers whose arrest and keep
and the attendant fees are Items that
bore great holes In the county's
, finances, have decided that Contra
Costa is no place for a decent tramo.
Every tramp arrested there has to do
:a certain amount of roca>breakinß and
this of course is hard v oTk, A? the
result of one year's experience it is
j noted thnt the county saved last month,
In comparison, 1618; The Qrand Jury
has just complimented the plan and
recommended that the rook pile be
made a permanent institution.
In ISS6, in November, there were 114
hobos in Contra Costa County Jail.
That was tho month before the estab
lishment of the pile. Last November
Comparison of the Tramp Question in Two Bay Counties.
ther<» ■were but forty, a decrease of
seventy-four. These tramps usually
get five days in jail, which means a dol
lar a head for food, and it costs on an
average J7 to arrest and pay the Jus
tice's fee. In many cases there Is
heavy mileage. The amount saved to
th<- county almost pays the salary of
the Sheriff.
In Alameda County things are dif
ferent. The tramps are merely ordered
into confinement and Sheriff White has
to care for them, and has no authority
t<> Bet them to work. The amount of
money required to arrest and convict
them provides salaries for a small
army of deputy constables and Sheriffs,
and the Grand Juries have ceased to
take notice of the matter. A few days
ago the Grand Jury did express an
opinion on the amount of money given
annually by the Supervisors to lndi
gents without much investigation and
with no return.
In this county there ar« several
tramps who call at the jail and stay
awhile just bo often. One of these ho
bos, G. Harris "Williams, an artist, is a
"regular," and each time he does come
he leaves some souvenirs of his visit.
He once drew a series of pictures show
ing what n. good time a tramp has 'n
this neighborhood compared with the
rest of the Union, and his annual tour
always includes an engagement in Ala
meda County.
Contra Costa's example Js to be
brought to the attention of the Grand
Jury now in session in this county.
Baldwin Gaslight Coropany Has
piled Articles of Incorporation
With the County Glerk..
A new gaslight company, organised for
the purpose of manufacturing and selling
illuminating and heating gas, filed articles
of Incorporation with the County Clerk
yesterday. The name of the corporation
is the Baldwin Gaslight Company. It has
■ capital stock of $in»i.nn<i. of which jso.ooo
has been subscribed. The directors are:
Marcus Stone, Charles 1.. Asher. Frank
Pauson. Joseph Najihtnly. A. IE. Brooke
Ridley and Charles L. Aekerman.
One Man Injured In a Srrjash Up
of Two Cars on the Leona
heights Railroad.
ALAMEDA, Jan. 15.— There was a col
lision on the California Railway, or Le
ona Heights llnr. this morninp, which re
sulted in considerable damage to two
care, painful injuries to Isaac N. Chap
man, the well-known civil enginef-r, and
a narrow escape for the motormer«.
A passenger-car was going along at a
good rate of speed at a point just beyond
Talcotfs dairy, in Fruitvale, and just as
it rounded a sharp curve a car loaded
with rock from the quarries in the hill
came thundering down from the oppo
site direction. The cars were close to
gether when the motormen saw each
other, and there was no opportunity to
cut off- the electricity or put on the
brakes. The motenHan on the passen
ger-car jumped for his life and the con
ductor followed suit. Mr. Chapman was
inside thi car and had no opportunity to
move i >•- f < •i • the collision occurred.
The cars came together with a terrific
crash and were bally wrecked. Mr.
Chapman was cut and bruised quite pain
fully, bat no bones were broken, and h«
will soon be at'le to be out. The engineer
of the rock car saved himself by Jump
ing off also Just as the collision was
about to take place. lioth enrs were
smashed, the puiNiinr-car getting tln-
Worst of it. The riK'k <-ar ran an
and lifted it off the trucks, crushing the
woodwork for some <1 stance,
nation has been k:v.--: of how the two
cars imp)" ■•■ running In opposite
directions at the same time on tin
track in a part of the rev". which
abounds with dangerous curves.
William T. Phelps Claires to Be the
heir of Thomas rj- Blythe.
An echo of the famous Blythe case ap
peared in the Recorder's office yesterday
wiu-n William J Phelps recorded a deed
of all his Interest in the estate to Charles
K. Blandln.
Phelps claims to be the lawful heir of
Thomas H. Blythe, and conveys to Bian
din ali of his interest in the Blythe block
on Market street, as weu as his alii-yed
at In mines and lands in Canada,
California and Mexico.
Consideration named is $.",. and the
transfer purporti ra be absolute.
Information prom Washington
That T. W. Leydecker Is to
Be Appointed.
ALAMEDA, Jan. Positive informa
tion was received here to-day from
Washington that the appointment of
Postmaster at Alameda was to be given
to T. V>\ Leydecker, and that the nomi
nation would be made by the President
in a few days. The information comes
from such a source that its authenticity
cannot be doubted.
The contest for thla position has been
a warm and prolonged one. Originally
wen eight candidates, Including
Mr. ! i: T> Randlett, Dr. J. T.
McLean, M. L. Culver, M. 8. Taylor, <;.
Bew, J. W. Jackson and T. G. Danlells.
The real contest, however, has been 1>»-
tween Mr. Leydecker and Mr. Randlett.
]t was understood that Mr. llilborn had
promised Leydrcker the position in re
turn for political servii ra rendered, and
!-,•■ made the recommendation some time
ago. As soon as he did this tho temper
organizations of this city formu
lated a protest against tho appointment
on th>> ground that ho had been a saloon
keeper in the city und was still believed
t" be interested in the sale of liquor.
This protest was numerously signed, and
was forwarded to Washington. It 1* be
lieved that this wa-» the reason for the
lonK delay in making the selection, ns it
been several months since Hilborn
re. .immended Leydecker for the ;
tly Leydecker's friends circula!><! a
counter protest, in which they recited
the business abUlt] of their candidate,
his life-long service as a Republican and
his good record as a member of the
Hoard of Trustees of this city. It was
only a week ago that this wascirculated,
and received the signatures of a good
number of business men.
Mr. Leydecker is ih years nM, and was
born in Hanover, Germany, in 1543. Ho
came to this country when he was 14
years of age. and remained In New York
City for three years. Then he came to
California, where he has remained since.
He was for years a resident of this city,
and in 1893 was elected City Trustee,
holding that position for four years and
making a good record. For many years
he waa one of the proprietors of a saloon
at the corner of Clay and East streets
hi San Francisco, but sold out his inter
est som» time ago. Mr. Leydecker is
well-known as a pigeon-fancier and
breeder of homing pigeons. It is prob
able that Charles Marston will be ap
pointed by him as dt-puty.
Several Good Events Scheduled
by the Club for Monday Night.
OAKLAND, Jan. 15.— The Reliance Club
has arranged a fine boxing carnival for
next Monday evening. The affair is one
of the club's popular "gentlemen's
nights," but the programme is of unusual
merit. There will be two preliminary
three-round bouts.
The eight-round contests will be be-
Tony Williams (Reliance ciu>
Fred ltaynard of Sin Francisco; Qeorge
Baker of Denver and Jack IfclCahon of
I San Francisco; Billy de Coursey of Los
] Angeles and Marty McCuo of New York
men have been tried out. Som-- of
■ them have attained more than a local
repute ;is first-class boxers.
A large delegation from San Francisco
i is seeking tickets, being especially anx
ious to see McCue and De Coursey come
j together. Special seating arrangements
have been made ar.d a splendid night's
1 Fport is assured.
! Visit From ParK Superintendent McLaren
OAKLAND. Jan. I',. -John McLaren
superintendent of Gold.-n Gate Park San
Francisco, was in the city to-day and
drove over the proposed park site, known
as the Adams tract. He said: "I wish
that I could have the honor of laying out
this land for a park. It Is aimosi a park
now. with these magnificent oaks and
the view of the lake through the tr.v?
It would make an ideal spot for a park
Its soil is excellent, as Is evidono <1 by
the growth of trees. The situation la
well adapted, and the topography is
varied enough for a magnificent park "
They Refuse to Serve.
OAKLAND, Jan. 15.— Several of the
physicians who have qualified as ex
aminers for the Insane patients for the
city have notified Keeper Keating that he
need no longer call upon them to serve in
such c£if«rs. This Btep is taken because
of the Interpretation of the new
law, whereby examiners are not allowed
xcept In eases of commitment. This
!h.-y claim is an imposition upon their
time ami talents, and until a different
construction is placed upon the law they
will refuse to serve.
Two New Theaters Cootemplated.
OAKLAND, J:m 15.— F. R. Porter In In
teresting himself in the erection of a
theater on the ground ad joining the
<Vntr;il Bank buiidins on Broadway. It
is the property of the Realty Syndicate.
He claims that F. M. Smith looks upon
t with approbation, and he is
now working to secure enough capital to
make it a certainty. The cnrner of Thir
- and Franklin sm-ets is also men-,
tioned as a site for another new- t>
This Is the property of D. V. Moody,
and at present there is a livery stable
th< re. It is to be known as the Grand
Central. The plans are completed, and
Frank W. Stecham expects to man
age It.
Cross Towo Car Line.
OAKLAND, Jan. 15.— The application
of the Realty Syndicate for a franchise
mi Eighth street, between Grove and
Broadway, was recommended for pas
sage by the Btreol Railway Committee
last evening. This will, if passed, allow
the ( .ire nf the company to run from
Fruitv;ile aver.ii- Oakland with
out transfer. The compai •■« to
remove the track from <;i"\-
tween Eighth i i ts, if
this m w line is allowed.
No Verdict In the Shell Mound Mystery
OAKLAND." Jan. 15.— The Coroner's
jury in the case of J. H. Raeside, who
was found lying dead on the track at
Shell Mound lark Friday morning, did
not reach a verdict to-night. Th« case
has pone over till Monday night in order
to permit of . further inquiry . into the
cause of Itaeside's death, there being
more than a suspicion that he met with
foul play before the Berkeley local struck
and mangled his body.
Willie Andrews Gone figaln.
OAKLAND, Jan. 15. —Willie
tin- -6-year-old lad who ran away from
h'>me list November and attempted sui
cide In 8 ■ . ■ is missing from his
home again. At the time his absenc
first noticed IIS was also missed by Wil
■ ! 1i i> though! thai both
er. His home is on Th
where his parents, brother and
sister live.
No Churc*) Services.
OAKLAND, Jan. 15. Th :ice of
diphtheria in '. Hate vicinity <>f
t!i-- Union stri yterlan <'hnr«-h
: the church trustees to ••
in dispense with the n-sular church
'\-t'\\ and Wednesday evening.
In the meantime the building will be
thoroughly renovated and all of the regu
lar services will be hi Id ■ week lvnce.
Mrs. May Miller of Liverrr>orc Tries
to Corr>rr)it Suicide and pails. \
AL.AMEDA, Jan. i.ate last night
two police officers found a woman in the
narrow-gauge depot at Park street. She
had closed the door and then turned on
the gas,. manifestly with suicidal intent.
The officers turned her out of the place,
pave her a warning and let her go. She
left, but soon after went to the Park
Hotel and applied for ft. room, which was
given her. There she gave her name as
Mrs. Mary Miller of Livermore. Eany
this morning a young man who lives at
the- hotel smelled gas, and at once gave
the alarm. An investigation showed that
It came from the room occupied by Mrs.
Miller. The door was forced" open and
she was discovered lying on the bed in
an unconscious condition, and with a
handkerchief tied tightly about her neck,
almost strangling her. A physician was
at once summoned, and after working
some time over her, consciousness was
restored and she was declared out of dan
ger. It was found that she had tried to
mop up the crack under the door with
a heavy shawl, but had not succeeded in
doing so completely, which allowed the gas
to escape and thus frustrated her design.
After she recovered she was questioned,
but would give no explanation of the rea
son for her attempt at self-murder. She
said she lived in Livermore and came up
yesterday to visit some friends in San
Francisco. She had some business at an
Oakland bank to-day, she said', and that
caused her to remain on this side of the
bay. • Further than this she would say
nothing. _',■■:
A message from T.ivermore received late
this afternoon says that no such person
is known there .and that if she belongs
in that town she must have given a.
wrong name.
Juvenile Whisky Thieves.
AL.AMEDA, Jan. Four small boys
were arrested yesterday evening for
stealing a demijohn of whisky from a de
livery wagon belonging to. a liquor store
while the driver was leaving some Roods
at the back door of a house on Morton
street. Their names were L,. Trethaway.
D. Profumo, 11. Lyon and P. liver. They
pleaded guilty tn the charge of petty lar
ceny this morning before Justice Morris,
who, after giving them a severe lecture,
fined them $3 each and let them go. They
are believed to be the same boys who
stolo a demijohn of vinegar from the
same wagon In the same locality last
week. Neither the whisky nor the vine
gar was recovered. The boys are of re
spectable parents. ,
Alameda Notes.
ALAMEDA. Jan. 15— Mrs. Elisabeth O.
Bannlsi»-r. formerly of this city, mother
of Alfred Bannister the civil engineer,
died In J?ini?hamton. N. V.. on Wei
day evening. She lived in this city lor
many years.
The Firemen's Exempt Relief Fund has
filed an application with the City Trus
■ »r a further appropriation of money.
The Kncinal Recreation Club aim
a picked nine of well-known players will
play a frame nf baseball to-morrow morn
ing at Recreation Park.
A Series by Members of the Uni
versity English Department.
BERKELEY. Jan. 15.— A series of
Monday afternoon lectures by members
of the English department will be given
at 3:45 every Monday during the coming
torm. The subjects and speakers for the
various dates are aa follows:
February 7 and 14— "Scott and Coler
idge," a comparison with reference to
the objective and subjective modes In
outline. Professor Thomas P. Sanford.
February 21- "The Influence of Mollere
Upon Congreve and Sheridan," Professor
L. D. Syle.
February 2& — "The Advantages and the
Desirability of an Endowed Theater,"
Professor L. D. Syle.
March 7 and 14— "The Old English
Treatment of Bible Subjects," Professor
Alexis F. Lance.
March 21— "The Study of Flctioa."
March 28 — "*The Works of George Mere
dith." Professor William l>Mlam Armes.
April 4 and O— "The E?iglish Essay r-
Its Development and Some of Its
Types." Professor C. B. Bradley.
April IS and 2f>— "Some Phases of Ten
nyson'a LJfb and Art." Walter M. Hart.
May 2— "The Art of Debating," Martin
C. Flaherty.
Esther Niles. Wife of a Saloon-
Keeper, Sent to Jail for
StealiQg Eggs.
Esther Nilps. the wife of a saloon
keeper at Eighth and Xatoma streets..
was . sentenced to thirty days in the
County Jail by Judge Low yesterday on
a charge of petty Larceny. She was ac
cused of stealing fourteen eggs' from the
stomiof lleinrich Huckfeldt. Eighth and
Howard streets, on Wednesday last.
Her • defense was that she bought a
dozen eggs from a grocer on Jessie street
and on her; .way home she went into
Huckfeidt's saloon, to have a -glass of
beer In a friendly, way. She denied steal
ing the eggs, but could not explain sat
isfactorily why she had fourteen instead
of twelve, Huckfeldt. swore he saw her
take the eggs.- ami when searched they
were found hidden inside her dress.
Atrs. Lulu V. Bothir) Has Sued Her
Husband for Maintenance.
| Lulu V. UotWn has commenced suit
apainst her husVind, J. C. Bothin, to
compel him to pay her ■ reasonable sum
each month for the support of herself
and child, Lulu V. Bothin. She also asks
that the defendant bo restrained by In
unction from interfering with her at the
family residence, 715 Pierce street.
In her complaint Mrs. Bothin alleges
that In December of last year her hus
band willfully deserted and abandoned
her, and since that time has neglected
to contribute to her support. She claims
that he enjoys a monthly Income of $200,
ami she is entitled to support. At the
present time the complainant states that
by reason of serious injuries she is un
able to move from, her bed, but, notwith
standing this fact, she claims that unless
restrained her husband will remove the
furniture from, her home and dispose
of It. i '■- ■ ' '
How Lieutenant-Colonel A. E.
Bates Became a Military
A Reason Why the Light Bsttter'ies of
Artillery Did Not Make
Better Scores.
Major Edward B. Moseley of the med
iral department has been granted leave
Of absence for fifteen days.
Two of the officers of the Department
of California have been selected as mil
itary attache, one to go to the United
States Embassy at London, England,
and the other to go to the United
States Embassy at Paris, France. One
of the fortunate individuals is Lieuten
ant Colonel Alfred "E. Bates, deputy
paymasler general, chief paymaster on
the staff of Brigadier General Shafter,
v.lm has been selected for the embassy
in London. Lieutenant Colonel Bates,
while still a youth in Monroe, Mich.,
was the companion of the late George
A. < 'aster, who in after years became
distinguished as an Indian fighter, and
of George Spalding, whose father's
farm adjoined that of Bates, Sr. One
day young Bates fell into the Basin
Paver and was rescued by young Spald
ing. When the war of the rebellion
broke out young Spalding, who had
grown to manhood, organized the old
Smith Guard to- go to the front with
the Fourth Michigan Volunteers, and
one of the first to answer the call was
young Bates. After he had served as
a private a few months he was appoint
ed a cadet to the United States Mili
tary Academy at West Point. He grad
uated, and in 1565 just as the war was
closing he was commissioned a second
lieutenant of cavalry and served on the
frontier until 1569. During that time
he gained an enviable reputation for
his conduct in fighting Indians. In 1875
he was assigned to the paymaster's de
partment, and on January 7 of last year
he assumed the duties of paymaster
genera] In the Department of Califor
nia. Some time ago he was granted
leave of absence and went to Wash
ington. D. C where he waited on Gen
eral George Ppaldmsr. his old command
er in the Fourth Michigan, now a Rep
resentative fmm Michigan, and told
him that he wanted t<r go to the em
bassy at London as military attache.
Congressman Spalding told him he
would do whnt he could for him, and
in a short time he secured the appoint
ment for him. notwithstanding that
there wore a number of other army of
ficers who were well recommended and
desired the billet. The wife of Lieuten
ant Colonel Bates was a niece and th»
adopted daughter of the late Edwin D.
Morgan, the New York banker, and she
inherited a good portion of his millions.
Mrs. Bates and her two daughters will
accompany the lieutenant colonel to
his new station, and as the family has
large means It is more than likely that
they will entertain on an extensive
Captain Alexander Rodgers of Trnnp
X, Fourth Cavalry, stationed at the
Presidio, ia the other fortunate soldier
who will go to Paris. He has held his
commission as captain since February,
1887, Is a man of fine education, speaks
the French language fluently and Is
well qualified for the position he has
been chosen to fill. The captain will
remain with his company until the Ist
of February, when he will make ar
rangements to take his departure for
his future home.
The recent target practice by the
heavy batteries of the Third Regiment
of Artillery developed seventy-three
first-class gunners, thirty-two of the
second class and twenty-three of the
third class, besides nineteen specialists,
one at communication and eighteen at
instruments and range tables. This is
a total of 147 out of 192 competitors.
The results of the target practice by
the light batteries of the Third Artil
lery at Redwood City some time ago
was not up to the standard that the
department expected, but that was not
the fault of the men, but of the ammu
nition. The shells that were used as
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Lung Troubles, and all conditions of Wasting
Away. By its timely use thousands of apparent-
ly hopeless cases have been permanent l\ cured
op proof-positive am I of its power to cure, I
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Always sincerely yours,
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When writing the Doctor, pl»»8« mention this paper
ransre-flnders were pood, and good
work was done with them, but it was
with the shrapnel, that with which the
most execution is done, that the fault
was found. The shrapnel were issued
in 1894, but the walls were so thin that
they could not stand the force of the
discharge and exploded between the
point of discharge and the object aim
ed at, which was a number of dummies
representing a company of forty-five
men in columns of four in line. Taking
as a criterion the number of hits made
and the number of dummies disabled
with the shrapnel that proved effective,
it Is probable that the batteries would
have doubled their scores. The prac
tice developed the fact that the kind
of ammunition furnished in that year
cannot b*j depended upon, but it is
claimed that since then better shrap
nels have been issued.
It is announced that there will be
a grand field day at the Presidio on
either the 26th or 2Sth inst. and that on
one of those days there will be a grand
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jury stands six against six, a prisoner
is acquitted. A vote of seven against
five leaves the decision to the court,
and in a vote of eight against four the
prisoner is convicted.
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Grip and Colds that hang on.
During treatment and re-
covery the vitality is sustained
by the tonic properties of "77;"
you come out cured, strong and
vigorous; not a Grip wreck.
A 25c vial leads to a Dollar flask.
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Ask for Dr. Humphreys' Specific Manual of
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The State Medical Institute Discovers a
Remarkable Remedy for Lost
Free samples of a most remarkable
remedy are being distributed by the State
Medical Institute, Fort Wayne, Ind. It
| cured so many mon who had battled for
| years against the mental and physical
suffering of lost manhood that the insti-
tute has decided to distribute free trial
packages to all who write. It is a home
treatment and all men who suffer with
i any form of sexual weakness resulting
from youthful folly, premature loss or
strength and memory, weak back, varico-
cele, or emaciation of parts can now cure
themselves at home.
The remedy has a peculiarly grateful
effect of warmth and seems to act direct
to the desired location giving strength
and development just where it is needed.
It cures all the ills and troubles that
come from years of misuse of the natural
functions and has been an absolute suc-
cess in all cases. A request to the State
Medical Institute, 193 First National Bank
Building, Fort Wayne, Ind., stating that
you desire one of their free trial pack-
ages will be complied with. The institute
is desirous of reaching that great class
of men who are unable to leave home to
be treated and the free sample will en-
able them to see how easy It is to be
cured of sexual weaknesg when the
proper remedies are employed. The in-
stitute makes no restrictions. Any man
who writes will be sent a free sample,
carefully sealed In a plain package so
that its recipient need have no fear of
embarrassment or publicity. Reader* art
requested to write without delay.

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