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Miners to Aid Rela
tives of Those Lost
on the Maine.
A Public Benefit Without
Obnoxious Hearst Ad
Proceeds of the Fair Monday
to Aid Worthy Suf
•Great Progress Made in the Pro
gramme for the Relief of
There is a great denl of interest in
the proposed benefit for the survivors
of the Maine disaster on Monday, ar
ranged by the directors of the Miners'
From all signs it will be one of the
most successful events in the history
of the city, as there is a great feel
ing of patriotism all over the State.
N"t only are there likely to be thou
sands in attendance from the city, but
the orders from outside districts are
unusually large.
Everybody should remember that all
the proceeds of Monday are to go for
the benefit of the survivor? of the
Tickets for the benefit concert for the relief of the' relatives of those
■who perished on the Maine are for sale at The Call business office. All
who desire to show their patriotism will do well to spend what they
can afford in this just and patriotic cause. All the proceeds of Mon
day's exercises at the Pavilion will go to the immediate relief of the
families of those who perished. Money thus expended will not go to
the building of a monument to be erected in the indefinite future, but for
the Immediate relief of sufferers.
Maine disaster. There will be no
strings on the fund and there will be
no sideshow in the nature of a big ad
vertisement for a yellow newspaper.
The arrangements for entertaining
the thousands who will visit the Pa
vilion on Monday give indications that
in all ways the 25 cents expended for
an admission ticket will be a wise in
vestment. In addition to the usual
band concert, both afternoon and
evening, by Rogers' band, there will be
a programme of singing, declamation
and addresses given in the Art Gallery
and two very novel and original acro
batic acts on the main floor, between
3:30 and 4 o'clock.
At night the principal feature will
be the first representation in this city
of the musical and spectacular produc
tion, "The Battle of Winchester," the
arrangement of the music having been
made two years ago by the great band
master, Sousa, and rearranged for this
occasion by Rogers. The musical por
tion of the programme is under the
direction of a representative from
General Shafter's staff, and every
detail of camp life and military ma
neuvers will be faithfully depicted by
the United States regular corps, and
by militia organizations. The synop
sis of the spectacle is as follows:
Synopsis — The camp at twilight.
"Tenting on the Old Camp Ground."
Taps. Lights out. "The Soldier's Fare
well." The alarm. Assembly. Off to the
battle. The battle. Victory. Return
by railroad. Home again. Grand an
them, "America." Chorus by children
from the Franklin Grammar School.
Richard Faulkner, superintendent;
Jane Seymour Klink, directress.
In putting before the public the old
familiar melodies, "Tenting on the Old
Camp Ground," "The Letter From
Home," "The Soldier's Farewell" and
those airs and melodies which recall
not only to the veteran, but to his
sons and grandsons, the stirring days
of the civil «war, divested of course of
its horrors and sad recollections— that it
is a fitting production for the occasion
of a benefit to those who were either
killed or wounded is undeniable. In
itself it would possess sufficient attrac
tions to merit the expenditure of the
admission price asked, and combined
with the fact that it is in "sweet char
ity's" cause, the biggest attendance of
the entire Mining Fair, or, in fact, of
any exposition ever held in the Me
chanics' Pavilion, is almost assured.
From the members of the distributing
committee come cheering words, as fol
lows: T. J. Parsons — Over fifty tickets
Bold up to noon to-day, and still selling.
President Denicke— Tickets are selling
to exceed our expectations, and we are,
very fortunately, receiving letters from
out of town, asking us to mail them
tikets, at the rate of about 100 a per
eon. Professor Martin Kellogg of the
University of California— Send me 100
tickets. They are selling well. Tirey
L. Ford — I have run out of my quota of
tickets and want more. L. W. Buck
ley—l sent 400 tickets to Sacramento by
O. P. Dodge, a well-known business
man of that city, with the assurance
that all the tickets will be sold.
In the way of the auction of goods
which Chairman Parsons and his com
mittee have solicited, it has been very
wisely postponed until the last night of
the fair, in order that they may receive
Whether itching, burning, bleeding, scaly,
crusted, pimply, or blotchy, whether simple,
scrofulous, or hereditary , from infancy to age,
speedily cured by warm baths with Cuthura
Soap, gentle anointings with Ccticttra (oint-
ment), the great skin cure, and mild doses
of ConcußA Resolvent, greatest of blood,
purifiers and humor cures. :
I* mid throughout (he worH. Pomi Dmoe and Cue*.
Our.. Sole Prop*.. Ronion.
Cj» •" U»w to Cure Ever Blood Honor," free.
r£l*fc HUMvHS _Wei i««l 17 Cbtwv«* Boat.
more contributions and make a grand
success of it. The reports of articles
given show that they go from the sub
lime to the ridiculous, but they are pre
cisely what the committee want. The
circular sent out is as follows:
The management of the Golden Jubilee
Mining Fair has determined to set apart
the net proceeds of the ticket office next
Monday, February 28, for, the benefit of
the families of those who lost their lives
by the Maine disaster. In order to add
something to the amount that may thus be
realized, a committee has been appointed
to secure contributions of articles to be
auctioned off on tk" last Saturday of the
Fair, the total returns from the sale to be
appropriated to the same charitable and
patriotic purpose.
Any contribution will be welcome, from
a cake of soap to a case of fruit, from a
pocket handkerchief to an overcoat, from
a paper of tacks to a sewing machine,
from a pound of candy to a barrel of
\Ve hope that all who are solicited will
contribute some item to this laudable
cause. You are invited to give some
thing; we leave it to your judgment and
well-known generosity to determine what
that something shall be.
Our solicitor will call on you within a
day or two for your reply to this note,
and assuming that it will be favorable, a
collector appointed by us will subsequent
ly be authorized to receive and deliver
your contribution at the Mechanics' Pa
vilion in time for saiil auction sale.
The press of the city and State is with
us in this move, and we are assured that
all contributions will be duly credited in
the public print. When the sale takes
place the auctioneer will announce the
donor of each articlf as it is offered.
Trusting you will enter with us into the
spirit of this movement, which calls for a
hearty response from every patriotic
citizen, I have the honor to remain for
the committal 1 .
Major Wallis of the committee re
ports that he has been given articles
ranging from a tin cup to a horse. One
of the prominent butchers of the city
has given him two fat pigs and a coop
full of chickens. The Del Monte Mill
ing Company, of which Mr. Parsons,
chairman of the committee, is presi
dent, will sell all the packages of
cereals and flour, embracing something
like $60 worth, now in their booth at the
mining fair, on the last night of the
fair, all the proceeds to go to the fund
of the benefit.
Some of the mining counties are con
tributing some very valuable specimens
of gold-bearing quartz to be sold for
the fund. One of the big stove com
panies has given a fine range; in fact,
the interest in the benefit is awaken
ing to an extent which promises to
make it financially, socially and in
every way a success. Several of the
theatrical companies have volunteered
programmes and to send artists for
that night.
The Pavilion will be open on Monday
from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. and from 7:30
to 10:30 p. m., with the admission as
usual, 25 cents and 15 cents. The in
tenor will be decorated in red, white
and blue, and addresses will be de
ll Yer if d ,, from the sta^ e in the center of
the hall.
A large picture, or painting, of the
battle-ship Maine, with the national
colors entwining it and draped with
mourning emblems of black, will oc
cupy a place of prominence in the art
gallery for that evening.
The Naval Reserve has been in
vited to be present and give a drill
Representatives of the Seamen's Union
and other associations of a similar
character have been invited to be pres
ent also. Mayor Phelan will make a
few remarks for the occasion.
The Amateur Academic League of
California gave a most creditable ex
hibition at the fair last night. The
two events that pulled off were: The
fifty-yard dash and the pole vaulting
The Lowell, Berkeley and Oakland
contingents were out in force and
they kept everything lively with their
cheering and counter cheering.
The fifty-yard dash was run in
heats between the different contest
ants, and a final heat was run be
tween the two winners and second
men of the two first heats. The result
was: A. Aberdi, first; F. S. Riccomi
soeond, and William Jacobs, third.
Time, 6 1-5 seconds.
The pole vaulting between Rich
Nicholson and Harry J. Irwin was won
by the latter— height, 9 feet and 1%
inches. Nicholson at first looked as
if he would win, but he weakened per
ceptibly after the 9-foot mark was
Prior to the athletic events there was
a drill by the cadets of the Lowell
School under the command of Cadet
Captain Bartlett. The three events
that will be completed by the league
to-night are: The broad running jump
running high jump and the three
standing jump.
To-day will be Stanford day at the
fair, and the college boys will make
things lively. An address will be de
livered by one of the professors of the
The Alaska Committee Asks the
State of Trade to Continue
Its Work.
At a meeting of the Alaska trade com
mittee yesterday the following resolution
was adopted unanimously:
"Resolved, That, pursuant to the re
quest of this committee, a joint meeting
of the Board of Trade, Merchants' Asso
ciation and Chamber of Commerce was
held at the rooms of the Board of Trade
on Thursday, February- 24, to decide upon
the best means of carrying on the im
portant work of this committee, and as
at that meeting it was decided to recom
mend that the work be turned over to the
State Board of Trade, therefore this com
mittee requests the State Board of Trade
to assume the work."
The State Board of Trade will hold a
meeting to-day and decide upon the
The Alaska trade committee will turn
over to its successor between $400 and
$500 in money and between $300 and $400
in good claims.
Information cornea to the bureau that
an alliance has been formed between the
California-Yukon Trading Company of
this city and the Johnson-Locke Mercan
tile Company, as agents for the North
Coast Transportation Company. By this
arrangement the passengers from the
steamship company will be transferred
at St. Michael to the river lines. The
North Coast Company will run three
large steamers between here and St
Michael. The first to leave will be the
Tillamook on the 28th, and the second will
be the Morgan City, which is now on its
way around the Horn from New York.
The latter steamer carries 500 passengers
and 800 tons of freight, and is a first-class
craft in every respect.
Going to the Klondike.
Mrs. Kate Thomas. 173 California ave
nue, swore to a complaint yesterday
morning in Judge Joachimsen's court for
the arrest of A. G. Morris, a carpenter,
on the charge of obtaining money by
false pretenses. Morris erected a house
for her, and last Saturday reported to her
that he had paid all the bills, and she
gave him $2UO. Since then she has found
that bills amounting to $700 have not been
P-, d "J?f d Mon "is is preparing to go to the
Klondike. .
Captain Goodall Exonerated.
United States Commissioner Heacock'
yesterday dismissed the charge of beat-
Ing and wounding seamen preferred
against Captain Harry Goodall of the
steamer Cottage City. The evidence was
clear that there was no foundation for the
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Tom Power died of consumption yesterday at his mother's home at 2545
Folsom street.
Although his death was inevitable, as the dreadful malady had a strong
hold on his system, yet his many friends had hoped that he might be
spared for many months to come. The news of his death will be received
with regret by them, as a more popular fellow never lived.
Tom was known to every one. His fame as a ball player had spread
throughout the United States, and he had made a name in his chosen pro
fession for skill and straight dealing.
Power started his career as a player with the old Pioneer team in ISB6,
playing first base, when that team was under the mana^mpnt of Mike
Finn. He continued with the team during the season of 1887. when he joined
the Altas. After playing through a season with the nine Finn, who then
had the management of the San Franciscos, knowing his value as a first
base man, hid for him and obtained his services. He was given the cap
taincy of the team, and by a thorough knowledge of the game brought it to
a high state of perfection.
He played with the San Franciscos during the season of ISS9, and won
the name of being one of the best first-base men in the country. Manager
Hank Harris of the Stocktons, knowing his worth, made a dicker with Finn,
whereby he gained Power in exchange for Charley Sweeney and Milt White
Playing against his o. ' chums did not prevent him from "xhibiting the
same vim which characterized his work while a member of tht 1 Friscos.
At length his ability as a ball player attracted the attention of Billie
Barnie, the famous manager of the Baltimores, and in IS9O he was engaged
to play the initial position for that great team. Up to 1596 ho played with
the Rochester, Scranton and other important Eastern aggregations. During
the season of 1896 he contracted a cold, which later developed tuberculosis.
He returned home that year and lingered until yesterday, when he passed
Tom Power enjoyed the distinction of captaining c- cry nine he played
with, an honor that is rarely experienced by any player.
He was born in this city twenty-nine years ago. and as a member of
Precita Parlor No. 187. Owing to the absence of a brother from the city
the funeral will not take place until Monday next. The pallbearers will
probably be fellow players and members of his parlor.
Mrs. Cotter, Murderer of
Her Husband, Goes
While Brooding Over Her Aw
ful Crime She Loses
Her Reason.
She Imagines That Her Enemies
Are Determined to Punish
Mary Cotter, who shot and killed
her husband several years ago, is a
raving maniac. Last night she was ar
rested by Police Officer Donovan and
locked up in a padded cell in the Re
ceiving Hospital.
Cotter was a policeman. In a fit of
jealous rage his wife shot him in the
back, inflicting a wound from which
he died a short time afterward. She
was tried for murder, but was acquit
ted by a jury in the Superior Court.
She claimed at the trial that he first
shot at her, and to protect her life she
killed him.
Since then the woman has been living
at 108 Ninth street. Last evening she
became violently insane, and one of the
lodgers, fearing she would injure her
self, summoned Officer Donovan. The
latter on entering her room found the
unfortunate woman In a kneeling pos
ture on the floor, her hands clasped in
prayer. She was beseeching the Al
mighty to forgive her for the killing
of her husband.'
"I murdered him, I know," she piti
fully exclaimed, "but, Lord, do not
condemn me.
"Open the pearly gates and allow me
to enter. I have sinned, thou Heavenly
Father, but be merciful."
Mrs. Cotter was only half-clad, and,
as she remained kneeling, her long,
dark hair hanging down her back, she
presented a striking picture. After
considerable trouble she was persuaded
to dress herself.
She was then taken to the Receiving
Hospital in the patrol-wagon and
placed in a padded cell.
The surgeons at the hospital, after a
cursory examination, pronounced her
hopelessly insane. To-day she will be
taken before the Commissioners of
Lunacy to be examined.
To-Day's New* Letter
Presents to its readers an unusually in
teresting literary menu. The plays of the
week ■; are . entertainingly , reviewed; the
editorials treat of live topics. All the so
cial news of * the week; is -'given,'' and a
Gotham : letter, gives breezy glimpses v ,of
affairs on the other side of the Continent.
"Sparks" gossips of ■ well ' known people,
and ■ the "Looker-On" relates hew i stories
on club and business men. Mining and
financial i reviews and v- stories \> complete
the number. A fine set of views of. Mare
Island navy-yard .is • free with the \ News'
Letter. All for ten cents •
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He Is Locked Up in a
Cell With Several
Claims That Captain Robinson
Is Discriminating Against
Makes an Appeal to Chief Leas to
Remove His Mongolian
I. N. Tooke, who was arrested seve
ral days ago for obtaining diamonds
under false pretenses, objects to being
locked up in a cell with two China
Last Thursday night Captain Rob
inson, who has charge of the City
Prison, for some reason which he re
fuses to divulge, had two highbinders
thrown into the cell occupied by Tooke.
This is the first Instance in the his
tory of the Police Department where
a white prisoner has been compelled
to share his cell with Chinese crooks.
There are two cells set apart for Chi
nese criminals, and notwithstanding
that they are at present unoccupied.
Captain Robinson has seen fit to make
Tooke's stay in the City Prison almost
unbearable by compelling him to as
sociate with two Mongolian despera
Tooke Intends to appeal to the Chief
of Police to have the Chinamen re
moved to another cell.
Since the filing of the suit against
Detective ODea of the Southern Sta
tion by a saloon keeper for false Im
prisonment, Chief Lees has instructed
the prison keepers not to "small book"
a prisoner unless by his orders. Re
cently a number of complaints have
reached him about the evident abuse
of the "small book" system, and he is
determined to suppress it.
Hereafter when a subject Is taken
into custody the arresting officer will
be compelled to get the Chief's con
sent before he can detain his man.
The instructions to the desk ser
geants in this respect are very explicit
and a violation will result in the of
fender being taken before the Police
Commissioners to be "disciplined."
Not a Dull Line.
Editor James H. Barry does not mince
his words in to-day's Star. He pays his
respects to the corrupt school board in his
usual forceful style. He also speaks of
the Maine murders and other live topics.
In fact, the whole sixteen pages of the
Star are newsy, from the editorial col
umns to the last page. •
Poolsellers Acquitted.
A jury in Judge Low's court yesterday
afternoon acquitted James Dunn and S.
Perry of selling pools outside of the race
track. On a former trial the Jury dis
agreed. _
Money Brokers and
Jewelers His Prin
cipal Victims,
Joseph Schwartz Has
Done a Thriving Busi
ness for Months.
He Has Fled From the City,
and Now the Police Are
Trying to Locate Him.
Schwartz Dealt In Diamonds, Which
He Put Under What Is Known
as the Aniline Process.
There is a race between the police
department and the Pinkerton and
Morse detective agencies as to who will
succeed in capturing one of the bold
est swindling operators that has ever
visited the city. He has about a week's
start on them, but each hopes to be
able to bring him within the meshes
c-f the law.
The man is Joseph Schwartz, who has
a record in the East of being one of
the shrewdest and cleverest confidence
workers in the country. He arrived
here several months ago, representing
himself as a silent partner in several
books at the race track. He visited
them daily, and spent money lavishly
so as to keep up the deception.
He soon won the confidence of sev
eral of the leading pawnbrokers, and
his method was to purchase from them
diamonds of an off-color, which, by
what is known as the "aniline proc
ess," he would convert into what on
the surface appeared to be gems of the
purest color. He would, as a rule, buy
them on time and make a part pay
ment on the purchase price. After us
ing the "aniline process" on them he
would take them to a money broker
and represent that he had been suffer
ing severe losses at the race track, and
was in urgent need of ready cash. The
diamonds belonged, he said, to his wife,
and the loan would only be a tempora
ry one. as he would redeem them
shortly. He had two or three jewelry
men as appraisers whom he had
"squared," and if the broker had no ap
praiser of his own Schwartz would sug
gest that the diamonds be sent to one
of his own appraisers, who would re
port that the security was ample, and
he obtained the loan.
He began by borrowing sums from
$500 to $1500, which he repaid In a few
days, thereby gaining the confidence of
the brokers. Then he began doubling
the amounts, and within the past
month secured in the neighborhood of
$20,000, which he took with him when
he fled from the city about a week ago.
One of his victims is Dr. E. L. Wem
ple of 406 Sutter street. In his case, it
is alleged. Dr. Wempfe's appraiser was
fixed and Schwartz got $1000 out of
him. The appraiser reported that the
security was good and when the doctor
realized on the diamonds he was only
able to obtain between $500 and $600.
Other victims are Joseph Nash of Post
street and William Wolfsohn, a jew
eler on Merchant street. In one deal
Nash advanced Schwartz $2000 on a lot
of diamonds which have since been
liberally appraised at $900. Wolfsohn
it is said is out about $5000 in diamonds
which he advanced Schwartz, who used
them in obtaining money from the
Van Vliet of the Baldwin Collateral
Loan Company on Market street is
said to be the only one who made
money out of Schwartz. Schwartz was
introduced to him by Jake Wheatfield.
who is known around the Baldwin
Hotel, and it was agreed that Wheat
field should get 10 per cent commission
on the business done by Schwartz.
There is a suit now pending brought
by Wheatfield to recover from Van
Vliet his commission. Schwartz's de
position was taken in the case, but he
skipped before it was signed.
Schwartz stopped at the Baldwin
Hotel and attracted attention as a fine
dresser. It is claimed that his opera
tions were known to the police, as sev
eral of his victims had at various
times complained, but did not care to
swear out warrants for his arrest as
it might hurt their business if it were
known publicly that they had been in
volved in such shady transactions.
It is surprising to these men why
Schwartz was not long ago stopped by
the police from carrying on his swin
dling operations, and some of them are
inclined to think that he was under
police protection. His record in the
East was well known to the police and
to the Plnkertons. Two or three years
ago he was arrested in Ogden for sur
reptitiously getting away with $100,000
worth of diamonds, but he managed to
beat the case somehow. He was one
of the ringleaders in the scheme to fix
a baseball game in St. Louis about five
years ago between the Bostons and
Washingtons. It leaked out that
Schwartz was in the deal, and the re
sult was that the game was played on
its merits and the best team won,
which left Schwartz without a cent
and he had to borrow money to get out
of the city.
To show the man's effrontery ne
made an application while here to be
admitted to membership in the Knights
of Pythias so as to give him a sort of
standing in the community. With all
his cleverness he can neither read nor
write. He is a plausible talker, about
5 feet 7 inches tall, thick set, smooth
round face, weighs about 190 pounds,
dark complexion and dark eyes and
dresses in the height of fashion. He
has a wife and family in New York.
An Ex-Soldier Rejected for Enlist
ment Became Discouraged and
Took His Own Life.
Joseph Fouque, an ex-soldier, committed
suicide yesterday at the Presidio by
shooting himself through the heart with
a Krag-Jorgensen rifle.
Fouque was following the profession of
nurse, and business not being good, and
perhaps the war agitation working upon
the old military enthusiasm he applied for
re-enlistment. The army surgeon made
the usual examination and passed him as
sound and as being entitled physically to
march with his old comrades, but when
his previous military record was received
it was found that he had been dishonor
ably discharged because he had eloped
with the wife of a brother soldier. The
news cast him down, and yesterday while
the company which he was vlsitlxur was at
lunch he took a rifle down from the
rack, pjaoed the mussle to hie left breast,
touched the trigger with a brush and sent
a bullet through his heart. The body was
taken to the Morgue.
On his person was found a note reading
as follows:
PRESIDIO, CaJ., Feb. 25.— D0 not blame
any one; I knew what I was doing and
preferred death to beggary. My papers
■will Drove who I am. J. FOUQUE.
If Fouque's previous record in the
army had been Btralght he would have
been admitted to Company O of the First
Infantry. The surgeon had passed him,
and the fact of his acceptance was wired
to Washington. Yesterday morning Col.
Evan Miles, commanding the post at the
Presidio, received a telegram from the
Adjutant General of the Army that
Fouque had. been dishonorably dismissed
from the service at Fort Bowie. Fouque
was apprised of this teleirram by the re
cruiting officer and Informed that he
could not be accepted. He was very de-
Hpondent and declined to go down to din
ner with the men of Q Company. While
the soldiers of the company were at din
ner Fouque took a gun from the rack, got
a cartridge from a belt and sent a bullet
through his breast. The gxin was
held so close to his body that the re
port of the discharge was not heard in
the barracks. A Boldler who happened to
enter the squad room saw Fouque in the
agonies of death.
The Krag-Jorgensen bullet passed
through Fouque's body, through the cell-
Ing of the attic and through the slate roof
of the barracks. The penetrating power
of the projectile after passing through a
human body was fully demonstrated. De
ceased was about 40 years of age. It is
said that he formerly kept a drug store in
El Paso, Texas.
Twenty-Four All in a Bow Dressed
in Uniform and Duly Tick
eted by Their Master.
Immigration Commissioner North began
yesterday an investigation in the matter
of twenty-four Japanese immigrants who
arrived on the City of Peking last Sunday.
They were dressed in European garments
made of the same piece and cut of cloth,
and all admitted that they came from the
same district in Japan. They were farm
ers and Intended to remain in California
two or three years studying the Califor
nian methods of growing wheat and rice.
No one of them had more than $45, which
they admitted would last them for about
two months. When that was gone they
would telegraph to their fathers and un
cles in Japan for more money. • The ex
pense of telegraphing and cabling, they
said, would be about $20 in each case, but
that would be a mere bagatelle to the
aforesaid fathers and uncles, who had rice
farms yielding an incotne of $75 per an
num each.
The investigation will be resumed this
morning. There can be no doubt that
these immigrants are contract laborers,
as their predecessors have turned out to
be. If Commissioner North should deny
them the right to land no court will have
authority to overturn his action. There
can be no appeal save to the Secretary of
the Treasury.
Figel Case May Be Given to
the Jury on Wednes
Is Postponed Until Monday Because
of the Indisposition of Judge
Sickness seems to be the main ele
ment in the recent delay of the Figel
case. At the present timo Judge Mu>
phy, for the prosecution, is indisposed
and in consequence the case has been
put over until next Monday morning at
10 o'clock. The testimony given yes
terday was a repetition of that given by
the witnesses during the preliminary ex
amination, but the defense is straining
every effort to show that some few facts
tend to support the theory that Isaac
Hoffman committed suicide on the even-
Ing of June 1, and that the de
ceased merchant was led to the rash act
by letters written by his wife, and also
because he might have embezzled funds
belonging to the firm. The prosecution
was even stronger in its contention that
Hoffman was murdered in cold blood by
the defendant.
At the opening of the case Miss Lillian
Cohen was recalled to the stand for re
cross-examination. It is admitted that
the witness is ready with replies to ques
tions put and that there is no danger
but what the testimony given will be
in accordance with what the witness saw
on the eventful evening of June 1. The
whole case seems to rest on a matter
of a few minutes. Half-past 6 o'clock
is the time at issue, and some scatter
ing testimony given tends to show that
Hoffman was alive at the time the de
fendant went on the boat on his way to
San Rafael. The witness was appar
ently positive that one of the two men
she had seen standing in front of tne
store of Hoffman, Rothchild & Co. was
Isaac Hoffman, and cross-examination did
not materially break down her testi
The witness Was followed by Dr. E. R.
Williams, who testified as to bullet
wounds, powder marks and the possi
bilities of suicide where it had been dis
covered that three bullets had entered
the head of the deceased. Henry Ick
hoff stated that he had seen the defend
ant about 6:25 o'clock at the ferry, and
A. Farnsworth testified that he had seen
Theodore Figel on a car going toward
the ferry at 6:23 or 6:24 o'clock. Dr. O.
F. Westphal related his experience with
Figel at the time he had seen him using
the revolver with which the shooting was
done, and Everett Thomas stated that
he had heard a shot in the store of
Hoffman, Rothchild & Co., about twenty
five minutes to 7 o'clock. The case was
then put over until Monday morning
when it is probable Thomas will be re
called. The defense is of the opinion
that the case will be submitted to the
Jury next Wednesday afternoon, and they
naturally state they do not fear but
that the result will be favorable to the
defendant In the case. Interest in the
proceeding gradually grows as the ca&e
nears an end.
Activity in Building Trades Council
The Building Trades Council is still
rapidly growing in membership, and
promises soon to be one of the foremost
central labor bodies in the city. At last
night's meeting the electrical workers
sent delegates to represent them; and at
next week's meeting it ts expected that
the Painters' Onion will also affiliate
with the council. A committee Is now out
trying to secure suitable headquarters,
and it is probable that the building now
occupied by the Labor Bureau Associa
tion at 915 l ,fc Market street will be chosen.
An effort is also being made to unite the
two central bodies, the Labor Council and
the Building Trades, but the joint com
mittee is making very little progress, as
neither side appears willing to make any
great concessions, while both feel that it
is an end much to be desired.
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Creditors Called In to
Settle Its Diffi
An Offer Made of Twenty-
Five Cents on the
Liabilities Will Figure Up an
Aggregate of Over
John C. Bauer Heads m Commute*
to Arrange the Concern's
The San Francisco Stock Brewery,
one of the largest individual beer pro
ducing concerns in the city, is In finan
cial difficulties and unless a settle
ment is reached with the creditors
during the next week the corporation
will be forced into insolvency.
The Bruns family, well known in
grocery and liquor circles in this oity,
owns the larger portion of the stock in
the corporation, which has been In
business here for several years.
Several days ago the main stock
holders decided that the burden of
debt that had accumulated was too
heavy to carry and called a meeting of
the creditors. It was shown at the
meeting that the liabilities were in ex
cess of $67,000, and that the concern
could not pay half of its obligations if
the real estate and other asset*
were sold to satisfy the debts.
An offer of twenty-five cents on the
dollar was made but not accepted by
the creditors, who appointed a commit
tee of three, consisting of John C.
Bauer, a representative of the Bank of
California, and another creditor to look
into the state of affairs and report at
another meeting to be held early next
week. It is hoped by the creditors to
settle with the stockholders, many of
whom are wealthy, at something bet
ter than twenty-five cents on the dol
The main creditors are J. C. Bauer
$25,000, and Bank of California $15,000.
"The downfall of the brewery was
due to mismanagement," said John C.
Bauer, one of the creditors' committee,
last evening. "Several years ago one
of the bookkeepers defaulted for a con
siderable sum, and since then the losses
have been heavy, principally because
extensive credit has been allowed to ir
responsible parties from whom the
corporation was not able to collect.
We hope, of course, to straighten mat
ters out, but at present it looks doubt
"The property of the brewery was
signed over to a loan association some
time ago for the purpose of raisins
money on a mortgage, and it is possible
that if this loan is arranged the corpo
ration's affairs may be so arranged
that it will continue in business."
The brewery of the concern is lo
cated on Powell and Francisco streets.
A Farewell Banquet Previous to His
Departure on a Pleasure Trip.
One of the most enjoyable dinners yet
given in the dining room of the San Fran
cisco Club marked the approaching de
parture of Dr. John F. Morse on a pleas
ure trip through the East .and Mexico.
Dr. Morse, Mrs. Morse and Miss Jennie
Flood will leave this morning at 9 o'clock
in a special car. They will spend some
time in Eastern cities, visiting all points
of interest, and then they will take a run
through Mexico, including every point of
interest in the southern republic.
To fittingly speed the departing, Ru
dolph Herold Jr. arranged for a dinner
to a few kindred spirits, and last night
they assembled In a private dining room
in the club's apartments in the Claus
Spreckels building. There were present
Dr. Morse, Judge W. H. Henshaw, Henry
F. Fortmann, W. W. Foote. J. T. Burke,
J. B. Reinstein. Edmond Godohaux and
Rudolph Herold Jr.
It was a most informal affair; theguests
were old friends and the hours sped
quickly. Dr. Morse's health was drunk,
and for him and his party were wished a
pleasant journey and a safe return.
Calvarian Society.
The several thousand members of the
Calvarian Society in this city will have
the opportunity of assisting at the an
nual services held under Its auspices dur
ing the Lenten season. St. Mary's Ca
thedral will see the first of the series of
exercises inaugurated to-morrow after
noon at 3 o'clock, and every Sunday
thereafter at the same time and place
similar devotions will be held. Cathollo
people generally attend these services.
The Most Rev. Archbishop P. W. Riordan
will deliver the first discourse. The ser
vices begin with the "Way of the Cross"
and conclude with benediction of the
blessed sacrament.
Southern Pacific Promotions.
Yesterday Vice-President Stubhs of the
Southern Pacific issued a circular of no
tification to the effect that the recom
mendations for promotion he recently
made had received the sanction of C. P.
Huntington and the new officers would
enter upon the duties of their offices on
March 1.
The changes which will take place are
as follows: William Sproule to be freight
and traffic manager, vice Smurr. de
ceased; A. D. Shepard to be general
freight agent, vice Sproule. promoted; S.
W. Luce to be assistant general freight
and passenger agent at Los Angeles, vice
Shepard, promoted, and S. N. Bostwick
and S. A. Panikins to be assistant gen
eral freight agents in this city.

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