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American Baptist Publication Society
in Convention Listened to the
Deeds of Its Noble Workers.
Missionary Sermon to Be Delivered on the
Sabbath Morning by Rev. Mr. Lorimer.
Detroit Gets the Next Baptist
Anniversary Celebration.
MISSION work and SiTnday-^hooi? '
were the all-absorbing topirs at
Baptist convention yesi
day. The American Baptist Pub
lication Society continued to hold
the attention of the convention. The offl
led th. sens of honor on the
platform, and Its speakers delivered the
able addresses and conducted the discus
sions which followed.
Several important announcements were
made. Detroit was decided upon as th*
meeting-place for the annual Raptist
iiration. and Kansas City
was selected for the meeting in 190 L
The morning session opened with the
*;pual devotional exercises, after which
: Emanuel Bap
tist Chun \ •: ■ ted the re
committee on the publishing
tment. In presenting the report the
er made an earnest appeal for de
nornlnational literature, and ?poke in de
sition to any step toward the j
• -called undenominational liter-]
On this point he said :
"Christian literature givp? an upward
trend to the materialistic life. When we
take up a hook we want to know where
it comes from. Is it from the realms of
or from the -world? Christian
iture tends to bring into the home,
an uplifting Influence. Christian litera
ture is not weak. Anything that fastens '
man's hold on tho immortal Is strong."
Rev. L. 1... Henson, after reading the re
port of the committee that had been ap
pointed on the missionary work of the so
ciety, delivered an address in which he
emphasized the importance of some of
the features of the varied work of the
great society. He began by saying that
he was not before Ihe society to try to
■ Bay anything new, but simply to call at
tention to Borne of the facts which of
themselves were ever new and startling
enough. After making some comparisons
between conditions at the time of the be
ginning of the society's work and those
of the present day, he continued by say
ing that the society does a pioneer work.
The colporteur and missionary, whether on
foot or horseback, whether in wagon or
In car. in seeking for, and in finding the
masses who refuse to come to the gospel
is doing foundation work and will form
the basis for all denominational work In
the future. After noting some of the re
markable things that the society has ac
complished, he said that In this way we
can evangelize the country districts. This
getting hold of the young people before
they go to the city will not only save
them, hut esetablish so many pure foun
tains of Christianity which flow into the
city church.
Rev. Jay Pruden, who has been doing
missionary work in Utah, followed the
Rev. Mr. Henson, and told of his ex
perience among the Mormon* The Mor
mons he declared, were deaf to the words
of the Savior, and many more mission
aries were needed In the land of the Lat
ter Day Saints. , . ;- /■-;
Rev. G. ■■ erg of Washington told of hie
work among the Danes and Norwegians,
and Rev. C W. Gowen of Idaho spoke
of the good work of the "Frontier Col
In the afternoon the committee on Bible
■work submitted the following report:
Whereas, The open Bible in the bands of the
common people la now and has ever been the
bulwark of l'rotJ-stanfism.
Whereas, Without this book in the hands and
homes of the people the highest forms of pa
triotism ami the loftiest ideals of government
must decline. *■;, r.
\\h- reas. Philanthropy and all higher forms
of benevolence mitigate- the conditions of
the unfortunate and helpless and Inspire dl
rectly from its teachings and suggested by its
Whereas, The American Baptist Publication
Society is distributing over a million copies of
the Bible, thus greatly aiding and facilitating
the work of both the Mlssl'/nary Union and
Home Mission Society; and
Whereas, The attitude of other Bible societies
In reference to translations to be used among
heathen nations make It a necessity that Bap
tists, if they would give a fully translated
Bible to the heathen, must maintain a Bible
society of their own. And as the recent series
of commentaries and the translation of the Old
Testament to be issued In the Immediate future
an<l the revised New Testament, already in the
hands of the people, are works for which the
Baptist denomination should be i profoundly
thankful; therefore be It ';; -j
Resolved, first, we accord our gratitude to
Almighty Ood for the blessing which ha» In the
past attended the effort? of the society In
printing and distributing the word of God.
Second— That we indorse its continued efforts
to jive the word of- God to the nation» of the
earth through the DOSt perfect and complete
translation of the original.
Third— That the Baptists of America be urged
to remember more generously the Bible depart
ment of the society and that all churches and
Sunday-schools be requested to emphasize Bibie
d&y and if poslFble to Increase their donations.
Rev. Kerr P. Tupper's- paper, ".The
American Baptist Historical Society."
was the most Important paper of the
afternoon. The speaker pal( i In part:
As our Missionary Union has for its supreme
object and end the sending of the Gospel to all
land*, ana our Home Mission Society labors to
■■ . . .
supply specially the needs of the ehurehless and
the unchurched of the I'nlted States and our
Publication Society to circuit*- the word oi
«;■•! and other uplifting literature throughout
the land, and our Educational Society di
Its energies to th» endowment and development
n Institutions of learning, so our
His; rical Society is inspired by a deep and tn
nt .lcsire for collecting and preserving the
• God 1 S dealing with his ;
illy it is interested in gathering mate
rial respecting our denomination in Its -■-.■
uttering tor truths sake, in Its support
and defense of New Testament prlncli ■:•
doctrine and government.
Few thlnes. perhaps, are more needed anv>ng
Bai tisU than tht> .-ulture of the historic Bpirit
possession and cultivation of thl?
cannot fall to Impart to our brotherhood a
unity, an esprit de corps and efficiency unpos
! sespcd by us at present. True, the history of
i Baptists has In part been told— all materials for
a fuller revelation of it are yet "to be gathered
i in Europe and America, and to be intelligently i
! Interpreted to our people. Gathering this mate
rial; We must publish It, BO we may tell anew,
and tell more fully than ever to the world the
wonderful things God has. done for up. and
this cannot well be done without the financial
j aid of the denomination. Every organization
| must have financial basis. Three things the
historical craves and should have: First, an
annual offerUig from each of our churches; sec
ond, $10,000 for a fire-proof building for the
preservation of th" society's library and manu
scripts, and 1100,000 for an endowment fund.
Income, of which could lie applied to the noble
enterprise, to the accomplishment of which the
society has set Itself.
The report of the committee on reso
! lutions, submitted and adopted, was as
1 Resolved, That In view of ; the vast and
vital interests Involved we express our grati
fication as to the complete agreement con
cerning the prosecution of the work of this
and of the Home Missionary Society.
Resolved, That we rejoice in the manifest
tokens of Cod's blessing upon the chapel cur
work and do commend It to the prayer and
co-operation of the brethren.
Resolved, That the great need of the times
is a more diligent, faithful and Intelligent us«
of the Bible. We urge a vigorous prosecution
of Uible work.
Resolved, That we are In full sympathy with
our brethren of the religious bodies and with
all the lovers of law, order and decency In
their efforts to prevent the gating of Repre
sentative-elect Brigham Roberts, from the
State of Utah, in the National House of Rep
resentatives because of his known and self
confessed practice of polygamy. We emphat
ically urge our national Representatives to take
all proper action in the premises.
Resolved, If agreeable to our sister societies,
that we accept the cordial invitation from De
troit Baptists to hold our next anniversary In
the Woodward Avenue Churon of that city.
We also advise the favorable consideration of a
hearty Invitation from . the eleven Baptist
churches of Kansas City to meet there In 1901.
Resolved. That we thank all railroads for
special rates and courtesies extended to us. .
Resolved, That we hereby express our hearty
appreciation and thanks .to the Baptist pah
tors, brothers and sisters of San Francisco and
vicinity for their generous hospitality and In
terest in our comfort and welfare.
Rev. D. P. Ward closed the afternoon
session with the -following paper on the
Sunday school work on the Pacific Coast.
The first Baptist Sunday school on the Pa
cific Coast was organized - by Henry Sewall in
the house of David Lennox,' at West Union,
near Portland, Oregon, June 9, 3844. K. H.
Lennox, now living In Oakland, was a mem
ber of that Sunday school.
The first Baptist Sunday school In California
■was organized by Rev. 0. . C. Wheeler nt the
house of Charles L. Ross in Sao Francisco,
May 27, lbia. We have to-day 400 .Baptist
Sunday schools on the Pacific Coast, with 22.
--t'"ii members.
The first colporteur of the Publication So-
ciety was Rev. Richard Cheadle, who was
ail-inted for Oregon In 1853. Rev. Orln Crlt
tenden. now residing at Mountain View, was
a faithful colporteur of the Publication So
ciety In California in the fifties.
The first Sunday school missionary was Rev.
W. J. Lough rv appointed for Oregon In 1872.
°n the Ut of October, 1895. your speaker
commenced work as Sunday school missionary
"f the Publication Society for California. In
l""klng up new fields I have been in many
Counties never before visited by a Baptist
bunday school missionary.
In the spring of IS'JS I visited Stanislaus and
Tuolunine counties with brother Henry Jack
son, a colporteur of our publication society.
We drove over 200 miles In a cart, and held
ORB in mining camps, school houses and
private houses. One place we visited they had
had but four sermons in eighteen years. We
viMt.-d another j/lare where we found sixty boy*
and L-irls In the public school, and no religious
•ii C any kind in the community. Th->
children all held up their Hands and said "W«
want the Sunday BChool." Brother Jackson
returned the following Sunday and organized
a Sunday schoqj.
In the fall of 1596 I visited the northwest
part of the State, and held meetings with
our people In t... great redwood section. Men
■loelno County has the largest per cent of
Baptist Bundav schools, of any county In the
In June, isfts, in company with Robert Whlt
aker, our. genera] missionary, and H. E.
Adams, nf gospel wagon work^ we made a
tnur Into the northeastern part of the State.
In Shasm County I spent a couple of days In
:i town where there were several hundred men
working in a copper mine, and scores of boys
and girla there, but no Sunday school or
■ aay kind whatever.
we organized a Sunday school there. In
ibis same county. In company with Brother
McCart, we organised a Sunday school in seven
A large part of the time of your Sunday
achool missionary has been occupied in visiting
v schools and In holding Sunday-school
institutes. We need better Sunday-school
ing and management as much as we need
more Sun lay-schools. A good, live Sunday
school institute Is one of the best things a
Sunday-school can have during the year.
Hut perhaps the mev-tlngs that your speaker
has enjoyed the most of all have been the
:.• and girls' meetings. Surely If we are
to take this Pacific Coast for Christ it will
t di ne by reaching the boys and girls in our
b and our Sunday-schools.
In three years and seven months I have or
•■•i fifty Sunday-schools, distributed Z:O2
ipiea of tliH Scrlj'tures, visited and addressed
nday-schoole, held 60 Sunday-school in
-tltutes and given 11S9 addresses arid traveled
J. 075 miles.
We need a genuine revival of Interest In
he Sunday-school work on the part of church
members. Every Christian that Is able to
jet to Sunday-school should be in Sunday-
I every Sunday. How .shall we hold the
rat here in Sunday-school is a more difficult
I roblem than how .«hnll we hold the boys.
We need a missionary spirit in our churches
in planting and sustaining new Sunday-schools
In needy Reids in the vicinity of our churches.
Last, but not least, "we need a half-dozen
;olporteura of our publication' society of the
I'ni'le John Vassal type, going from house to
house and from town to . town, loaded with
Maptlst literature and ruble? and Testaments,
'-.oidins boys' and girls' meetings and organ
izing: .■^iinday-sehools. The Baptists, of this
ast appreciate the Interest of the publica
tion society in sustaining a few laborers on
this coast; but what are these among bo many?
Our State Sunday-school Association reports
"00,000 boys and girls of school age in this
State not in any evangelical Sunday-school.
In a single county there are forty-nine school
nouses in which there is no Sunday-school or
rfiipious service in the community. Let us
not give less for foreign missions; in fact, let
us give more; but let us not forget the .boys
and girls that are perishing for the bread of
life at our very doors.
The following officers and managers of
the American Baptist Publication Society
were elected:
President, Samuel A. CTOMT, Pennsylvania;
vice presidents* Edward 'jofximan .(Illinois),
Joshua Levering (Maryland), Chester \V.
Klngsley (Massachusetts), .). W. Hiri^s, i>. i>.
(New Jersey); secretary, A. .1 Rowland, l>
H . : recording secretary, J. O. Walker, D. I>. ;
treasurer, li. F. Dennisson; managers, Henry
<i. YVeston, 1). P.; fieorgn K. Rees, 1). D. ; 0.
M. l'.iteat. I>. I).; John Gordon, D. I>. ; James
W. Wllltnnrth, D. I).; Joseph K. Sagebeer, I'h
I.: Albert 0. Lawson, I>. I>. : Kerr H. Tupper
D. 1).; Wayland Hoyt, D. D. ; Rev. J. X. Fol
well. E. T. Hiscox, I>. I).; Harry S. Hopper.
James S. Swarta, Oeorgt K. Crozler, David
P. I.eas, John P. Stevens, J. Howard Gendell,
Charles s. Walton, Robert H. Croxer, B. I,
Tustln, h N McKinney.
Tho church was crowded to the doors
in the evening, owinp to the announce
ment that Rev. Dr. rlenson of Chicago
was tn deliver an address <^n the work of
the American Baptist Publication Society.
1 >r. Ileus. hi is nothiiiK if not original, arid
his remarks kept his audience applauding
or laughing almost every moment he re
mained on hla foot. Referring to the fart
that many doubters claimed that the
Bible was comrade-ted by the facts of
modern science,, he assured his hearers
thai they need have no four that any as
certained facts of science would contra
dict the Word of God, toy the hand that
created the Bible created the world. But
there wire other works not created by
God, he said, which Rood Christian's
Bhould ho warned against, He referred
to iho multitude of novels that are being
distributed broadcast all over the land.
He declared they were the works of the
devil and that they were doing more to
aid the work of his Satanic majesty than
anything In tho last century.
"The devil Is no .longer the blackguard
which lie has been painted," said Dr.
Henson. "He Is a polished gentleman,
who floats about in respectable society In
an atmosphere of lavender and writes
novels, the pages of which are tatnfed
with the vilest suggestions and the filthi
est assertions ever evolved in the brain
of a human being. It is no use to preach
against them, for the more we say about
them the rriore anxious the people are to
see for themselves if they are as bad as
we paint them. The only way to do Is to
crowd them out with better literature —
such literature as is published by the
American Baptist Publication Society.
"We have got to work like the 'dlvll' to
boat his Satanic majesty at his own game.
We have got to go way back to the young
people. The American boy of to-day. is a
pretty old boy and the American sinner
of 26 to-day is further advanced in de
pravity than the sinner of 75 a score of
j ( ;'irs ago."
1 >r. Henson deplored the fact that there
Were co many denominations of Chris
tians. He believed that the only religion
was the religion of the Bible, In. this wa .
Frederick Rothaus At
tempted Suicide.
The Unfortunate Man Claims He Was
Weak From Hunger and
Fell Across the
In a fit of despondency due to his In
ahility to procure employment Frederick
Rothaus, aged 40 years, living at 9 Carlos
plare, attempted to onimit suicide yes
terday hy throwing himself in front of a
Sutro electric car at Thirty-second and
Clement avenues. Seeing him lying on
the track the motorman quickly reversed
the current and applying the brake
stopped the car when it was within a few
feet of the unfortunate man.
When questioned Kothaus denied that
he contemplated suicide.
"I was walking along the avenue," he
remarked, "when I suddenly became
faint and fell across t lie track. I heard
the car approaching, but was unahlc to
get out of the way."
Notwithstanding his denial the police
say that Rothaus was bent on committing
In his report filed with the Chief of Po
lice Officer Richter says that Rothaus
was Kfpn to throw himself across the
track whin the car was within a hundred
feet of him. He appeared perfectly con-
Bcious when rescued from his perilous po
sition, and severely upbraided the police
mar, for what he termed his "show of au
Thinking ho was mentally deranged
Richter summoned the patrol wagon ami
had him conveyed i" the Receiving Hos
pital. He was closely questioned By the
doctors, and as be did ri> > t exhibit any
symptoms of insanity be was discharged.
To Matron Keane the unfortunate man
said that he formerly worked at tho CHIT
House as v waiter, but was discharged a
short time ago. His wife suddenly be
came sick and as he was financially un
able to engage the services of a physician
he had her Hint to a friends house,
where sht was promised at least enough
i<> eat. Yesterday after brooding over
his troubles, he concluded to visit the
Cliff House in the hope of getting some
thing to cat and perhaps employment. Hi
walked as far as Thirty-second avenue,
when his strength failed him and he fell
across the !r:;ck.
"I am sorry the car did not pass over
me," he lugubriously remarked, "al
though 1 did not think of committing
"Hunger no doubt made me weak and
unable to continue on my journey to the
i Jliff House and I fell down."
The surgeons in the hospital, tout hed
by Rothaus 1 sad story of poverty and
misfortune, intend to-day to assist him
in procuring employment.
nection lie paid his respects to the parlia
ment of religions Ivld In Chicago during
the World's Fair.
"The parliament of religions was the
greatest menagerie ever gut up," he re
marked. "It brought us all sorts of so
called 'religions' from all parts of the
earth— Theosophy and Christian Science
among them. Christian Science is nothing
but heathenism brought over and galvan
ized. The devil is busy manufacturing
counterfeit 'religions' all the time, and he
bi ema to find no difficulty in securing
disciples. He is 'pushing the Queer'
iv. ry where."
Mayor Phelan. who was expected to
make a Bhorl address, was unavoidably
detained. The following assignments wen
announced for Sunday:
Presbyterian First: Morning. Rev. T. 3.
Morgan, l>. i>.. LL. D., New York City; even
Rev. Kerr Boyce Tispper, 1). D-, I'hlladel
phla. Trinity— Morning, Rev. rtohert < 'ameron.
H. iv. Providence; evening. Rev. Isaac W.
Grimes, Cambridge, Mass. Howard Morning,
Rev. I. s Bowerman, Seattle; evening, Rev,
Frank Woods Pasadena First U. P Even
Ing, Ke\. Thomas Ball, D. l>. Seattle. First.
Berkeley- Evening, Rev. A. Blackburn, D. D.,
Portland. First, Alameda Morning, Rev. A.
(' Cleaveland, Riverside. Lebanon— Morning
Rev. Mr. N'eil of chapel rar. Centennial, Oak
land Rev. a P. Brown, Fresno.
Congregational— Firm: Morning, Rev. H. C
Mable i> 1.. Huston. Plymouth Morning,
i:-v .1 Lewis Smith, D. D., Tacoma. Third
.Evening. Rev. E. M. Poteat, D. 1.. Philadel
phia First. Oakland— Evening, Rev. Georgf
C. Baldwin, l>. D., Springfield, Mans.
Methodist Central: Morning, Rev. Morric
P Fike's, Trenton, N. J. Grace— Morning, Rev
Alexander Blackburn, D.* D., Portland, Or..
evening. Rev. E. B. Cheney, Racine, Wis.
California Street Morn Ins, Rev. Frank Rec
t,.r Fitchburg, Mass: evening, Rev. j. j.
Mu'lr I). D., Washington, I>. C. Simpson Mo
mortal- Morning. Rev. L C. Barnes, !' I.
Pittsburg, I'a. ; evening, Rev. E. B. Meredith,
Topeka Sana. Bpworth- Morning, Rev. S A
Abbott. Washington. F.ighth Avenue, Oakland
—Morning. Rev. I-. <",. Clark, Helena, Mont.
Christian- First: Morning, Rev. Thomas An
derson, 1>.1>., Omaha. Nebr; evening. Rev. Ar
thur St. James, Worcester, Mass. west Bide
Morning. Rev. R. E. Manning, Chicago; even
ing. Rev. F. J. Salzman, Miasouja, Mont.
Baptist— First: Morning, Baptist Hnniver
sMri''s, Alhamnra Theater, corner of Eddy ami
Jones streets; sermon before the missionary so
cieties by Rev. George C. Lorimen, LL.D., Tie
niont Temple, Huston; evening, missionary
mass meeting at First Baptist Church; ad
•lrenes by Rev. R. G. Beymqnr, D.p.; Rev li.
C Mable, D.D.; Rev. T. J. Morgan. D.D.,
L.L.D Emmanuel — Morning, Rev. p. s. Hen
son l> 11-.I 1 -. Chicago; evening, Rev. Warren (J.
Partridge, D.D., Cincinnati, Ohio. Hamilton-
Square Morning, Rev, ,r. B: Thomas, ixr>.,
Chicago.- Third, morning, Rev. J. EL Ford,
D.D., Los Angeles; evening. Rev. S. W. Racote,
A.M.. D.D., KansHß. Swedish— -Morning, Rev.
Charles Asplund: evening. Rev. O. Hanson,
Burmah German- -Morning. Rev. G. K.
Schlauch Washington. Oakland, First—Morn
ing, Rev. A. B. Hobart, D.D., New York. Tenth
Avenue- Morning. Rev. Kerr Hone Tupcer.
])I), Philadelphia. Twenty-third Avenue —
Morning, Rev. Frank E. R. Miller, Michigan.
Golden Gate— Morning, Rev. L, 1,. Henson,
Fort Wayne, Ind. Y. M. C. A.. San Francisco
Rev P. s. Henson, D.D., Chicago. Herkeley
—Morning, Rev. S. W. Stevens. Philadelphia.
Alameda-Morning. Rev. H. H. Steelman, Salt
Lake City. Oakland Tabernacle -K veiling.
union mass meeting of the churches of Oak
land. Alameda and Berkeley, Rev. George C.
Lorimer, LL.D., Tremont Temple. Boston.
Yesterday's Insolvent.
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no assets.
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620 Market Street, Opposite Palaoe Hotel, San Franolsoo, -Cal.
The Marine Firemen's
Funds Stolen.
He Has Followed in the Footsteps of
Bernard Ward and John Dough
erty, Now Awaiting
The officials of 'the Pacific Coast Marine
Firemen's Association have apparently In
the past Imagined that they had a legiti
mate claim upon the funds of the organi
aztion and Jtilized them for their own
uses and purposes.
Bernard Ward, an ex-treasurer of the
association, and John Dougherty, an ex
tinanclal secretary, are now awaiting their
trials before the Superior Court on
charges of embezzling the funds of the
association to a considerable amount, and
now another ex-financial secretary is
wanted on a similar charge.
Yesterday Andrew Pryal, the present
trtasurer of the association, swore to a
complaint before Judge Mogan for the ar
rest of Patrick Rogers, ex-linanclal secre
tary, on the charge of felony embezzle
ment, the particular amount specified be
ing $50. A demand was made yesterday
upon Rogers by Pryal for the return of
i h<- money, but he said he did not have it,
hence the warrant.
Rogers was appointed financial secre
tary after Dougherty, but was deposed
about three months ago aft^r the expos
ures in connection with Ward and Dough
erty, and since then Pryal and the present
financial secretary, Hell, have been care
fully examining the books. They allege
that they have. already discovered a short
age in Rogers' accounts of nearly $2000,
made up of various small sums, chiefly
Tor initiation fees of $50 each. It will be
impossible for some time to ascertain the
full amount of the defalcations of Rogers,
as books and vouchers required cannot be
found to be submitted to experts who
have been appointed to go through the
Rogers was a witness against Dough
erty, and when Dougherty was examined
he declared that the money he was
charged with embezzling had been given
by him to Rogers.
Rogers was around the City Hall yes
terday afternoon with the object of sur
rendering himself, but when he discovered
ihat he would have to give heavy bonds
he left for the purpose of securing bonds
men. He says he can prove that he has
not embezzled a cent of the money be
longing to the association.
Important Question Determined in
Contests for Odd Sections in In
demnity Grant Limits.
A decision of the Superior Court of Los
Angeles County in two important railroad
land cases was upheld yesterday by the
Supreme Court. The Southern Pacific
Railroad Company, brought separate ac
tions against Frank A. Wood and others
and Frederick B. Jacks anjl others. By
an act of Congress of 1866 the railroad
company was granted every odd section
of land lying within ten miles of its line,
which grant was for the purpose of as
sisting in the building of the road. The
lands In question in this action, now well
settled, He within the indemnity 'limits of
the grant to the railroad. The defendants
claim the land under patents Issued to
them as settlers under the land laws of
the United States. To the complaints to
oust them from the lands the defendants
put in a demurrer, explained in the last
decision, and from which the railroad
company appealed. The sustaining of the
demurrer also sustains the claims of the
settlers, and as there are no doubt many
similar cases of settlers within the in
demnity limits of the company, the de
cision is of no small importance. An In
teresting point is brought out by the
higher court in this language:
Whatever right the plarntlff asserts or may
have Is based upon said act of Congress of
1565 and its own arts thereunder, while the
defendants" rights are based upon the pre
emption laws of the United States and their
compliance therewith; and as the defendants'
patent was issued I prior to the selection of the
<ame lands by the plaintiff they must have a
better right if said lands were subject to pre
•mptlqn; and that they were so subject unless
withdrawn from pre-emption by the act of
1866 or by executive action thereunder Is not
questioned. Section 6 of said act (above
Tuoted) provides: "And the odd sections of
land hereby granted shall not be liable to gale
or -entry or pre-emption before or after they
are surveyed, except by said company as pro
vided In this act"; but it is further provided
that the pre-emption act of 1841 and the home
stead act of 1562 and the acts amendatory
thereof "shall he and the same are hereby ex
tended to all other lands on the line of said
road where surveyed, • excepting those hereby
granted to said company."
The court upon this point takes the
view that: "The title of the grantee re
lates back to the date of the act, but does
not attach to the lands to which the
United States did not have full title at
that date, or were otherwise excepttd
from operation of the grant, even -though
they should afterward be freed from
claim or possession which excluded them
under the grant," and In conclusion says:
But it Is not necessary to a rtecinion of the
preoent case to decide that question (the right
of the Land Department to withdraw certain
indemnity lands from settlement), for as these
lands were not withdrawn hy force of the
act of Congress, and the withdrawal having
been revoked, and as the complaint does not
allege that Wood?' settlement was made be
fore the revocation, or while they were with
drawn. It Is not shown that his settlement was
Illegal or unauthorized or that the patent was
Improperly Issued.
A double love tragedy, of Salvador
and San Francisco, in next Sunday' 3
Startling Experience
of Dr. Campbell.
His Shouts for Help Brought a Citi
zen to His Assistance and the
Daring Highwaymen
Dr. J. H. Campbell, 3153 Twenty-fourth
street, is nursing a pair of blackened eyes
and a swollen face and bruised head, the
\ result of an unexpected meeting with two
footpads late Wednesday night. The de
tectives have been notified of the affair,
but so far no arrests have been made.
Dr. Campbell was on his way home
Wednesday night about 11:30 o'clock, and
when he was walking along Twenty
fourth street, between Florida and Bry
ant, two men jumped out of the shade of
a building and ordered him to throw up
! his hands. He was not quick enough tn
obeying the order and one of them struck
him nn the head with some Instrument,
knocking him down. The blow did not
render him unconscious and he shouted
lustily for help.
This angered the two footpads, and they
kicked the prostrate physician on the
head and face, apparently with the object
of rendering him unconscious. The doctor
continued to shout for help, and fortun
ately a citizen swung round Bryant
street, and as soon as the footpads saw
him they took to their heels and disap
peared. The citizen assisted the doctor
to rise, and helped him home.
Dr. Campbell is still suffering from the
effects of the severe beating he received
and is thankful that he escaped more se
rious injury and that he was not robbed
of his money and watch. He is satisfied
that the men's object was robbery and
they would have accomplished their pur
pose if the citizen had not appeared op
portunely on the scene.
Owing to the darkness he was unable
to give a correct description of the two
men, but one was short and the other
tall, arid both appeared to be young men.
Chief Lees instructed Captain Gillen to
detail Detectives Graham and Fitzgerald
on the case, but there is little chance of
the identity of the footpads being dis
covered. ____________
In the Divorce Court.
Everett A. Kennedy was gra*nted a di
vorce from his wife, Harriet F. Kennedy,
yesterday nn the ground of willful deser
tion. Suits for divorce have been filed by
Mary Caseres against Julius O. Caseres.
for desertion; Mabel E. Ironberg against
M M. Ironberg;, for cruelty; Emma E.
O'Neill against Patrick J. O'Neill, for in
fidelity and cruelty, and Alfred E. Cohen
against Sadie Cohen, for infidelity.
Companions Elect Officers.
In«lppendence Circle, Companions of the
Forest of America, has elected the follow
ing; named to servo for the ensuing term:
Miss Kmmii I-paderich. C. C.; Mrs. <J.
Carrlck, S. C. C: Miss Kate Chatham. K.
S.; Mrs. Anna Grundall, F. S.: Miss Kate
Morgan, R. G.; Miss Frances Chatalle.
L Q.; Mrs. Mary Munroe, I. G.; Fred
.n.ai.'. i). g.. Miss Lizzie Hull, organist;
Miss Joste Dewan, trustee.
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