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Detectives Thwart an
Extortion Game.
Th« Mining King's Wife Makes an
Appointment to Meet a Sharper,
but Her Brother Informs
the Police.
Mrs. Gates, the wife of "Swlftwater
Bill," the far-famed Klondike king, fell
Into the hands of the bunko fraternity
rday. She was not a victim, however,
owing to the k> ,ii detective qualities of
lu-r brother, George La More, ;<nd the In
tervention of Dot. .'lives Wren and Mc-
Mahon, but she is probably the wiser on
"froren north" exiurters anil grafters.
Yesterday afternoon an individual well
known tv the police, seedy Id appearance
ami purporting to have Just arrived from
Daws< n City, rapped at the door of Mis.
La More, the mother of Mrs. Gates, who
live* in the Mission. He Informed her
!:■ had a letter for her daughter
from "Swiftwater" and desired to deliver
It. Mrs. La More became Interested and
■ d to a wonderful romance of the
extraordinary fortune, in which
In- stated that his .irtus were Bore from
carrying a Back of gold dust 4<Xw miles,
he had just deposited in the United
3 Mint. The unsuspecting woman
him her daughter's address and Bent
for her son. who contemplates leaving I'or
the treasure land next month, that he
imbibe some ol the valuable In
formation which her visitor was Impart
ing. The Btranger departed after having
ded an Invitation to young l-;i More
to dine with him at the Palace Hotel at ;
The grafter lust no time in seeking his
victim, lie related to her substantially
:no tale .is he had t < >lcl tv her motb
ike of a dearth of pocket mon
ey while the valuable dust w;ts awaiting
the melting pot In the mint. Surveying
her luxurious parlor and the delicate tea
gown which adorned her, he passed com
plimentary remarks upon her good taste
and offered to purchase her JlOtK) worth
imonds If Bile would only consent to ■
picking them out. He asked other pertl
ibout her possessions and
d to extend ln-r a loan 11" she desired
when he received his wealth to-day. Be- ;
fore taking his leave he made an appoint
meni to meet her last evening at 9 o'clock.
Mrs. Gates entertained no suspicions of
her caller and prepared to receive htm at
the appointed hour and hear more of the :
burning of Dawson City and the picking
up of treasure In the Klondike.
Meanwhile, George La More, • thinking
fellow might be spurious, went
i.. the Palace Hotel he had Riven the
name of Slongberger, hut do such party
was at that hostelry and the disappointed ■
t I started out on hi.- trail. On reach- j
Ing his Bister's house he found that the
bunco man had already left, and when be
learned of the appointment he resolved
I the police with the facts. Ac- ;
gly about 8 '>'e!(,<-k last evening he !
vis) ed Captain Bohen at the Central Po- ;
lice Station and told him the story. Ku
hen placed the case in the hands of De- I
tectivee Wren and McManon and they
Btarted with young La More to cage the
Their prey made ii is appearance on
tini" .i! the house. The detectives, who
were in hiding, landed on him and sm.hi
discovered his personality. They could
make no arrest as the man had not vet
extorted any money*, but sent him on his,
way Borrowing, after having given him ;
:•» leave the city. The fellow is j
known to the police as the ■'Klondike Bor- ;
rower," and has victimized scores tof peo- '
pie in San Francisco. Mis "graft" is usu
ally along the same lines employed in this
instance, bui he usually succeeus in mak- \
■- loan from his victims on the (
_th of a mythical sack of gold which j
is temporarily out of his possession.
Louis Repp Painfully Injured While
Returning From the Picnic
at Schuetzen.
Th> the Eintracht Vereln at
Bchuetzen Park yesterday wan a most en
joyable affaii iiii the way home, how
ever, there was one event which occurred
tn mar the pleasure of an otherwise de
lightful day. Louis Repp. ;i young man
living at 305 Twelfth street, was slashed
across the (ace by William P. Oechsle a
painter, living at Slls Sixteenth street '
The story as told by Police Officers A
K. Riehl and Thomas Slattery Is as fol
lows; While the train was passing
through the last tunnel Repp either acci
!y or Intentionally stumbled against
Oecbsle's daughter. After a few hot
words between th.; two men Oechple
pulled out a knife und drew it across
Repp's face. Repp was taken to the liar-
Receiving Hospital, where his injuries
v>er,. dressed by I>r. yon der I^ith of the
hospital Btafl and Dr. Hrunt-r. surgeon
for the Bintracht Verein. The doctors
found an Incised wound on the left cheek
nl-out four inches long, extending to and
T .g the mouth.
< >•■< hsl<- was turned over to the Marln
County authorities and locked up un a
charge of assault to commit murder.
The mail steamer China arrived from
the Orient last night, two days ahead of
time. She brings 100 cabin and 68 second
class passengers, the majority of whom
are from Honolulu. The run from the
latter port was made in the fast time of
five days and seventeen hours.
The China left Hawaii three days after
the transport Solace, and nothing of i m
portance had taken place In the islands
In the interval. General King was not a
passenger, nor had anybody on the China
heard anything of him en route. The'oaJu
sengers and mall will be lauded earl this
morning. J a
The German steamer Tai Fu also or
rived last night. She is from Hakodate
via Honolulu with a cargo of sulphur At
the latter port she landed a lot of Japa
nese and brought the sulphur on here
After discharging she will go to Port and
to load flour for China, niana
Bullshead Breakfast.
A bullshead breakfast was given at
The Tavern, Colma,- San Mateo County
yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock under the
auspices of the Society of Old Friends'
The event was given to celebrate the
opening of the new hotel. A large crowd
participated and a most enjoyable time
was had. The following constituted the
committee of arrangements: J p dmnm
A. C. Cunningham, t>r. F. F. Lord HiW
A. Hellwegen. A. Barbier. Com JamS
Packer. Harold Unsworth. Dr Freest
Ilevmans, Fred Raabe, Captain Otto 1 lie
ders, Dr. J. W. Hamilton, Charles cVox"
ford, James Markland, Colonel J. E. Slin-
Key .
Tli« fnmoiis old JERSK MOOP.K WHISKY Is
•wended by physicians for family and
xr.eOßinal use because It 1b pure.
Banker Price's Loss
OAKLAND. May 25.-A blaze occurred
at the residence of William C Price thi
banker, at 1709 Nineteenth avenue 'The
flre was confined to the roof and second
Btory, and :tll the. furniture was saved
lamage will reach abput $1500 '
Some articles cut 60 per cent.
Some articles cut 50 per cent.
Store* Everywhere.
FORESTALLING the calendar by
two days, the ministers observed
Memorial day yesterday and last
evening instead of to-morrow.
In nearly every church some
reference was made to the day and its
observance, and in a great many the
entire service was dedicated to the na
tion's dead. The members of the Grand
Army were present by invitation at
several of the services, and the spirit
of the day brought more than usual
through the church doors.
The day has an added significance
this year. There are new mounds be-
side the old ones; the sexton is busy
with pick and spade, for there are more
mounds to raise, and the war in the
Philippines is adding to his labors day
by day. Time has made the day one of
solemnity and sorrow, but the sting of
grief has been dulled and the flowers
strewn upon the grave spoke more of
honored memory than of mourning.
But now it is different The reaper's
harvest has been rich t>f late: there are
otliers beside those of "61 seeking a
place in the country's mourning, and
there are those who pass by the graves
they have decorated so long for pa
triotism to seek out a new-made
mound and weep over it by themselves.
In view of these altered conditions
the day will be more important and
more extensively observed than it has
been. Custom has made it more of a
holiday for the living than a time of
mourning for the dead and a lesson of
patriotism for those who enjoy what
they purchased with their blood. Be
sides. California has slept so long in
peace that it is hard for her to wake
to the realities of war; but with one
regiment of her sons at the front and
two more only just out of the nation's
service, the meaning of Memorial day
Is brought home more forcibly than in
years gone by, and the people are look-
Ing upon it more in the light of what
it is than what they have been pleased
to make it. Heretofore its celebration
has been left to the Grand Army and
its kindred organizations; It wijl be the
saiiv- this year. >>ut they have the heart
and interest of the great mass of the
public with them— something, perhaps,
they have not been used to.
To-morrow the civic celebration will
be held. There will be un Imposing
parade and there will be services in
both the National and the Odd Fel
luws" cemeteries. The'big parade will
start from the corner of Battery and
Market streets at 10 o'clock. The ex
ercises will follow at the Odd Fellows'
Cemetery as soon as the column ar
rives there. At the Presidio the parade
Will start from the terminus of th^
Union-street cars at 10 o'clock.
George H. Thomas Post, G. A. R., at
tended special memorial services in the
First Congregational Church last even
ing. The interior of the edifice was ap
propriately decorated for the occasion,
American flags Being prominently dis
played on the platform back of the speak
er's desk, which was flanked on either
Bide by stacked' army rifles. The members
of the post attended in a body, marching
into the church and down the central aisle
while the Inspiring strains of a fife and
drum corps at their head resounded
through the auditorium. It was an im
pressive spectacle as the veterans slowly
tiled into the seats assigned to them with
the martial music ringing in their ears.
The services opened with a special song
service of patriotic music, the audience
singing "Where Are the Boys of the Old
Brigade?" "Tenting on the Old Camp
Ground," "Soon With the Angels I'll He
Manning," and other war-time melodies.
Rev. Dr. G. C. Adams, the pastor, took
for his text the sixth verse, 12& d Psalm,
"Pray for peace, Jerusalem: they shall
prosper that love thee,." "While my text
speaks of Jerusalem it is not of Jerusalem
Itself that I intend to speak to-night," he
said. "Jerusalem was God's country and
this is God's, country. He made it all—
these grand mountains- and these lovely
valleys". He created this continent and
then locked it up until he had a civiliza
tion prepared to inherit it." Dr. Adams
said: : ." ■:•
You did not realize when you enlisted In
1861 that you were enlisting to wipe out some
thing that was a menace to the progress of
Christianity— you thought only that you were
enlisting to battle for the flag. On the same
day that the pilgrims landed on the now
famous Plymouth Rock, a Dutch vessel en
tered the James River and landed twenty negro
slaves on the soil of Virginia. The Dutch were
responsible for the Introduction of the great
evil into this country and grand old England,
much as we love her, was responsible for keep-
Ing up the practice and fostering It. Queen
Elizabeth herself was a party to the traffic
In slaves— ln fact she was personally Interested
In the business. Even good old Governor John
Winthrop of Massachusetts willed a number
of Indians to his heirs, and a church mem
ber of Boston owned the ship that made the
most successful voyage to bring slaves to this
country. If slavery had been profitable in New
England you would n..t have enlisted In '61.
It did not prove profitable there and you can
trust a Yankee every time to turn over a new
leaf when It Is to his profit.
The hand of God Is seen all through the
great struggle. Why WU General Albert Sid
ney .lohnstone struck down at Pittsburg Land
ing—a man who had the respect and confl
! den.-c of the entire Houth? "Why did Stonewall
Jackson fall— shot, unfortunately, by his own
men at ChancelloraviHe, and cause Lee to ex
claim after Gettysburg, "oh, for a Jackson."
It was the work of God. Hut it was the
blood of the thousands of Northern and South
ern men slain In that war that cemented the
union. You never dreamed that "Fighting Joe"
Whaler would get off his sick bed In the hos
pital and compel them to carry him forward
to the front to fight under the stars and
stripes. You never dreamed that Fltzhugh I^ee
would grit his teeth and BtruKgle through all
he had to contend with a little over a year
ago in Havana for the flag he once fought
against. We thank" God that there Is no longer
a North or a Kouth; that the curse of slavery
that once threatened our national existence has
been wiped out and that we are once more
brothers and citizens of "God's chosen land.
At the Howard-street Methodist Epis
copal Church last night live posts of the
Cirand Army of the Republic were repre
sented. Five hundred seats were reserved
for them and a great crowd was in attend
ance. The pastor, Rev. Dr. John A. B.
Wilson, said:
As I look Into your faces I seem to bear
asaln the drumbeat of '61. A boy ef Yd, 1 i, .
member the call of the country to arm?. The I
Btory of Fort Sumter had lx-pn told and the ,
young manhood of the land forsook their plows, j
their shops, their merchandise, their professions '
and ralllpd to the standard of the union, un<l
stayed by their work until every star was r.
stored to Its field of azure. At last they came j
back, but not all of them; by hundreds of i
thousands they left their bodies in Southern ;
soil. They died, but the Ideas for which they
contended live — African slavery forever ob- ■
lltorated and the unity of the nation preserved. J
! And thirty-seven years after William Shafter
I and Joe Wheeler, General Wilson and General
I Breckinridge. uvon the same battlefield and
| under the same flag, led troops from North and
South, both white and black, upon a foreign
soil In a campaign of mercy for the- higher
civilization of the world, while the sons of
I Vermont and Maryland, Dewey and Schley,
I swept two oceans with their flags and by the
i thunders of their great guns blew from the
j seas the medieval misrule of Spain. We are
i no longer a province, but a nation, whose
' mighty Christian influence the powers of the
j world must reckon with. Afid even- Samoa can
not be Germanized or Anglicized, nor China
I dismembered without our consent.
But our present recognition by the nations of
the world and our present ability to handle
. the lever of aggressive civilization was made
a possibility by the men who from 'til to '65
poured out their lives to make a free nation
I a unit forever.
In April, ISOI. at the breaking out of the
w«r, the Seventh New York militia were
: ordered t.. Washington to defend the capital.
When their train readied Philadelphia, they
learned that below Havre de Grace, Mil., the
railroad had been destroyed by the Confed
erates or then- friend?. They accordingly took
the steamer Boston at Philadelphia and pro
ceeded down the Delaware River, out upon
the Atlantic Ocean, to Cape Henry, up the
Chesapeake Bay to Annapolis, Md., at which
point they found the Eighth Massachusetts, in
command of Colonel Benjamin F. Butler.
They learned that the track between there and
Baltimore and Washington ha 4 been destroyed.
including three bridges, and eight locomotives
had been dismantled and their parts piled in
one confused heap in the roundhouse. I'pon
the rehabilitation of these engines and the re
pairing of tracks and bridges the fate ..i
Washington depended. Colonel Butler ordered
his men into line and gave the command:
"The men who understand the mechanism and
construction of a locomotive step six paces
to the front." Every officer and man of Com
pany E, recruited from the engine workers of
Taunton, Mass., stepped to the front, and in
one hour and twenty minutes engine No. 1748
was out on the track under tier own steam,
and in two hours and a half the others were
ready for service and the Seventh New York
:<ud a part of the Eighth Massachusetts were
off on their way to the capital. When they
came to the broken bridges a similar call pro
duced the requisite pumber of bridge builders,
who. pulling two haniH to pieces in an in
credibly short time, bridged the chasm from
abutment to abutment, and in seven hours
from the time the first engine was run out
at Annapolis the two regiments were pulled
Into Washington. Senator Solomon Foote of
Vermont, who received them with tears of
Joy, said: "God bless you, boys. You have
saved the capital of your country." The bat
teries v! Confederate guns, ready to bombard
the capital, were limbered up and stole back
to "Dixie," recognizing that the day was lost,
not to soldiers of the republic but to the plain
men who as unromantic mechanics had served
their generation so faithfully that when the
emergency of the nation was upon them they
were equal to the crisis.
And there never waH a time when an elec
trician, an engineer, a chemist, a plain me
chanic in any line, was needed by the Govern
ment that our volunteer ranks failed to pro
duce him.
Gentlemen, thp faithful service of one's
generation Is the highest loyalty to God. ■)!■
serve. l his generation and fell asleep." So it
has been with most of your comrades, and, so
it shall be with you. Now, after this, what
then? Another life is before us. And the
services of this are the seedlings of that.
Where will you spend eternity? If death ends
all, why s.-ek to perpetuate the memory of
y,.i;r comrades on Tuesday? Every bouquet cast
upon ■ soldier's grave Is a token of his im
mortality. And a voiceless sentiment within
us tells us that th»y know what we are doing
fur their memories.
There was a day when you came home and
victory was upon your banners and honor of
your Fellows fell uj>"n you on every band, for
your battles were well fought and your work
well done.
There will be anonier gathering, repre-sentlns
a higher fealty, to the unit of which Is the
Kingdom of God. What shall be your welcome
there? May th.' wars of that kingdom be so
well fought that ye shall hear "Well done, good
and faithful servant, enter into the Joys of thy
Lord." Hut in this war, like as in the other,
no victory Is won, for which we do not enlist.
Enlist for this higher and better patriotism.
serving in your generation in this highest
sphere and finally coming- with victory into
the everlasting kingdom.
Rev. Frederick C. Lee of the California -
street Methodist Episcopal Church chose
for his subject last evening "Our Soldier
Dead." He said in part:
\\> have more craves to decorate this B<Hh
of May than we had a year ago. Five hundred
killed on the battlefield, five thousand z lain by
fevers and bad food. This evening in the quiet
of this sacred ulace and hour I twine three
wreaths of laurel far our heroes dead and I
gather a cluster of flowers rich and rare for our
heroes llvinK.
M\ first wreath I lay upon the last resting
place "f our nation's dea/1. I visit all the
eighty-seven national cemeteries, with their
825,000 graves, 147.000 marked "Unknown."
While the North. West and East gather at
Gettysburg and Greenwood the South at Ander-
Bonvtlle and Nashville, let North and South
Jcin voice and sons: and ping:
"No more shall .the war cloud sever.
Or the winding river run red.
We'll bury our anirer forever.
As we laurel the graves of our dead."
My second chaplet Is for the unburled dead.
Those who fell under Foote and Faxragut,
Porter and Pennock. Beaten down by the iron
hall from Fort Fisher and Jackson. Torn and
shattered bodies swept into the waters of the
Mississippi from New Orleans to VlcksbUTß.
The bleached bones that lie in ocean grave, all
the way from Cherbourg, off the coast of
France, where the Alabama went down, to the
Bwampa "f <'hickumauga. Into all the waters
of harbor, bay and river I lower this token of
prateful remembrance and gratitude.
Hpanniiiß the three and thirty years that He
bft ween the fall of Richmond and the capture
Of i "üba, between Appomattox and Manila Bay,
I Dlace my third garland upon the new made
sraves5 raves of our boyn who fought and fell at San
van Hill and Cavlte, Manila and Calumplt.
Again making a hiatus of the thirty-three
years I join the ranks of the boys of '61 and 'C7>
to the ranks of the boys of '98 and '09 and
present my cluster of fresh culled flowers to
the veterans of the Civil War and the men who
fought so well on land and sea against Spain
and are with us in the flesh to-day. In place
of VKltiiir until you have been mustersd tut
by that (trim old officer. Death, h re and :io.v
we offer you a nation's thanks and apprecla
Arid yet, notwithstanding all the glory, the
pomp and circumstances m war, who will not
agree with "old Uncle Billy" that "war Is
hell." God guide the deliberations of the
Peace Congress now In session at The Hague.
May theso wise nnd representative men sug
gest to their respective governments and to
the great powers bf the world some practical
plan by which arbitration can be brought
about; a great court of appeal be instituted,
before which all International difficulties can
be argued and arbitrated. May this congress
be the first step toward Inaugurating that day
when "Nation shall not lift up sword against
nation, neither shall they learn war any more."
God spe<-d the time when war Itself shall be
slain. All hall the day when this old god of
battles shall be done to death!
nig a pit as deep as hades and tumble his
miserable carcass In. Hurl in after It shot
and shell, saber and cutlass. Fill It up with
rifles— Sprinprfleld and Mauser, rapid-fire and
dynamite guns. Pile up for his monument
monitors, torpedo boats, revolving turrets and
armor plate, battleships nnd cruisers together
with all the devilish englnry of war. Let the
deep-toned swell of old ocean's organ play the
accompaniment while the white-robed billows
on Atlantic and Pacific form the cantoris and
decani of a universal choir to chant his
requiem. I>»t the widows, wives and mothers.
the sisters, sweethearts and daughters go forth
with timbrel and dance to Join In the funeral
march. I^t the angel of the Apocalypse that,
shall proclaim that the kingdoms of this world
have become th.- kingdoms of our Lord write
the epitaph, "Death Is swallowed up In vic
To an audience whioh crowded Metro
politan Temple in every part Dr. Charles
Inward Locke of the Central Methodist
Church preacned last evening on "The
Battles of Peace." The text was I Sam.,
xviii:l7: "Fight the Lord's Battles." He
said in part:
In the midst nf the mingled Joy and sorrow
of this Memorial Sunday, when we think of
the achievements of the nation's fallen heroes,
Is It not opportune that we should consider
what victories we must win that we may be
worthy sons of honored sires?
If we were to take our stand to-night among
the monumented mounds of Chalmette, Ar
lington Heights or Gettysburg, and arouse the
sleeping warriors long- enough to ask them for
v message for this Memorial Sabbath, what
think you would be the simultaneous reply?
Doubtless It would come back to us in clear
est accents, "Be true to the principles for
which we fouuht and fell!"
The centuries have seen many Illustrious bat
tlefields. Marathon, Waterloo and Yorktown:
Ylcksburg, Gettysburg and Manila. But if the
home-returning admiral, the maker of an
epoch and the builder of a republic, should be
pressed with an inquiry as to the triumphant
culmination of all victories on sea and on land,
this gallant warrior and Christian would re
ply, "The elevation and purification of the in
dividual citizen!"
Therefore, soldiers, patriots and fellow citi
zens. I call your attention to new fields of
conquest and to some battles which must be
fought in times of peac>, when the portals of
the temple of Janus are closed; and I do no
Injustice to the achievements of the past, when
1 aver that the greatest battlefields of the
centuries will be found in times of peace, when
the sword has become a plowshare and the
drowsy cannon sleeps In its citadel.
We must struggle for national and interna
tional arbitration, and, finally, for the dis
armament of the nations of the world. The
arbitrament ot logic and love and diplomacy
must tak» the place of the barbarians of war.
Many savage customs inherited from pagan
ism and the past have disappeared under the
brighter glow of advancing civilization, but.
Low strange, that the most cruel and inhuman
■ : all ot these should have perpetuated its
bloody personality. The Peace Congress at
The Hague is an assembly of no mean signifi
cance and will prove as remarkable In Its re
sults as th- victory of Dewey's fleet In the
harbor of Manila.
In times of peace we must battle for the
extermination of the criminal class. But close
ly connected with the extinction of the criminal
dasa there must be the abolition of poverty
and the suppression of vice. Under the present
system the poor grow poorer and the rich
richer. The billionaire will be one of the possi
ble curses of the next century. A reconstruc
tion Is necessary and It Is inevitable. 'If it
does not come by evolution it will be pre
cipitated by revolution.
Again, the conquest of the cities ■will be one
of the battlefields of the not distant future.
Altogether too long have the great centers of
population been held up by corrupt dema
gogues. The professional politician who feeds
at the public crib will have to earn an honest
living or go to prison, where many of them
belong. To meet the emergencies of the pres
ent and future the inculcation of true manhood
is necessary beyond all things else. The
church, the home and the public school must
be protected— these are the nrsenals of the
weapons of peace and the training schools of
the com Ins warriors who are to win laurels
beside which all past victories will fade In
('omrailes and fellow citizens, as we shall
strew flowers on the graves of the brave men
who were sacrificed for liberty let us lift our
eyes to the god of battles and ask for a double
portion of the spirit of these translated heroes,
that we may honor the opportunities which the
victories of the sixties have committed to our
care. Thank iJixl we are now a united people 1
Pcatte.r your garlands over the blue and the
grey. From the mountains of Vermont to the
savannas of Georgia, from the everelades of
Florida to the golden strands of California,
let a united nation in tears remember the past,
and. with shouts of triumph, press into the con
flicts of the present rind the future.
Probably no post memorip.l services
were ever better rendered In this city
than those of James A. Garfield Post last
Tuesday evening. Social Hall in the Al
cazar building was made resplendent with
bunting, silken flaps, flowers and ferns.
In front of the platform four chairs, dec
orated with floral tributes offered by com
rades and artistically arranged by the
loving hands of loyal women belonging to
Qarfield Relief Corps, renresented the
places made vacant by the deaths of Com
rades Paulsen, Emptage, Poppenberg and
Graham, which occurred during the past
twelve months. Over the vacant chairs
were the notes of ''Taps," the soldier's
last call, completely bordered by beautiful
flowers, and with other features made a
most impressive surrounding.
After an organ voluntary by F. G.
Rohner. the colors were introduced, the
entire assemblage showing its reverence
by standing and singing the "Ode to the
Flag," the words .and air being written
by Comrade Frank Elliott Myers. After
Comrade Crall read the records of those
dead a selection from "Maritana" was
nndered on the organ with flute and vio
lin übli^atos by Comrade Peter Johnson
and his daughter Isabel.
A prayer by the chaplain was followed
by the male quartet, c. insisting of E. S.
Elkins, George Rice, W. < \ Stadfeld and
William Nellson, who sang "The Vacant
chair," and subsequently "Sleep, Com
rade, Sleep," and tin- "volunteer's Fare
well." Miss Johannsen played Handel's
General Edward S. Salomon introduced
the orator of the evening. Dr. William
Rader, pastor of the Third Congregation
al Church.
Dr. Rader spoke of the magnificent mili
tary character of Grant, the genius of
Sherman, the dash of Sheridan, the
majesty of Hancock and the incomparable
character of Thomas. Of the volunteers
ho said those of the American army had
demonstrated by their Intelligence from
the days of Washington down to the pres
ent time that in their hands the destinies
of the entire country were, safe, particu
larly when depending on their valor. He
also paid an eloquent tribute to Julia
Ward Howe, Henry Ward Beecher and
Harriet Beecher Stowe, as being among
the un-uniformed soldiers who, by elO
quent service had rendered material sup
port in upholding the Stars and Stripes
during the Rebellion, and had done so
much in the cause of civilization.
The memorial services at the Zion A.
M. B. Church, 805 Stockton street, were
conducted by Rev. T. Brown last evening.
The church was tastefully decorated with
national colors and flowers, and the choir
rendered patriotic music. Nearly every
seat in the .large edifice was occupied.
The address of the evening was deliv
ered by Senator Charles M. Shdrtridgo
and was very impressive and full of
strong points concerning- the emancipation
o£ the. negro race. The subject handled
by the speaker was "What the Negro Did
to Secure His Freedom," but Shortridge
added that it might be more properly ex
pressed "VVh;it the Negro Did to Secure
the Safety of the United States." He r .-
feri*ed to the events of the war and
averred that the use of shaves as soldiers
should have been made by the (iovtrn
ment two years before it was. To this
delay he attributed the prolongation of
the war and an immense Useless sacrifice
'of life.
R. A. AND N. U.
Memorial day exercises will be observed
by California Garrison No. 101 of the Reg
ular Army and Navy Union of the United
States, assisted by Garrison No. 100 and
siripmates from the United States ships
lowa and Pensacola, now in this harbor.
The parade will form promptly at 10
o'clock under command of J. P Fitzper
uld ft Garrison No. 101. It will match
fiom the terminus of the Union-street
car line, Presidio, to the National Ceme
tery, where appropriate ceremonies will be
held at the Regular Army and Navy
Union monument.
Friends of the regulars are requested
to send flowers for decorating graves to
Garrison headquarters. Alcazar buildine
to-day. .
Exciting Chase After a
Young Hoodlum.
Forced to surrender at the
point of a pistol.
Edward Hennessey Cuts William
Fowler at Harbor View Over
a Trivial Dispute — Victim
Will Recover.
William Fowler, the proprietor of a res
taurant at Harbor View Gardens, was
stabbed several times last night by Ed
ward Hennessey, a young man. Fowler
was severely cut about the face and head.
His assailant was arrested after an excit
ing- chase and locked up in the City Prison
on the charge of assault to commit mur
Shortly after 9 o'clock Hennessey, who
was under the influence of liquor, en
tered Fowler's place of business and ac
costing one of the waiters asked him for a
sandwich. Hennessey represented that he
was connected with a morning paper and
that he was unable to buy anything to
eat, HP he had "blown in" what money he
had on his best girl. The waiter promtly
served him with a sandwich after cau
tioning him not to inform the proprietor.
A few minutes later Fowler walked into
the restaurant and seeing Hennessey
munching <>n the sandwich in front of the
bar requested him to take a seat.
"It didn't cost me anything," replied
Ib-nnessey. "I stood off the guy for it"
(pointing to the waiter). "Don't discharge
him," pleaded Hennessey. "He knows a
hungry man when he sees him."
As be became abusive Fowler started to
eject him, when Hennessey struck him
in the face. Fowler returned the attack
and succeeded in knocking down the ob
streperous visitor. After regaining his
feet Hennessey picked up a large knifo
which was lying on the table and cut
Fowler across the forehead and nose. He
also made a deep gash on the right cheek.
Fowler's screams for help attracted the
attention of several men and they ran to
his assistance. Hennessey immediately
dashed from the restaurant, followed by
his pursuers One of them overtook him,
and aa he attempted to arrest him Hen
nessey suddenly wheeled around and
made a lunge at'him with the knife. Evi
dently realizing- that he would not b^
taken without further bloodshed one of
the men lustily blew a police whistle.
In the meantime Hennessey climbed
over the fence on the east side of the gar
dens, and rushing into a^ vacant house
took refuge behind some empty barrels.
Policemen Ratten and Webster were In
formed of his place of concealment and
they proceeded to arrest him. Hennessey
at first showed a disposition to defy them,
but was finally induced to surrender at
the point of a pistol. He was then hand
cuffed and removed to the City Prison,
where he was formally charged.
The knife with which he did the cut
ting was booked aa evidence against him.
Fowler's wounds are not serious.
High Winds Mnke Pleasure-Seeking
a Labor of Love.
It was windy and disagreeable out at
the park a.nd beach yesterday and the
crowds were small in consequence. The
programme was select as usual and, not
withstanding the flying dust, was en
joyed by the recreation seekers. No acci
dent or incident worthy of mention oc
curred during the day.
The crowd at the Chutes was big and
the fun In proportion. The galloping
horses, miniature railway train, door
maze and theater were all well patronized
and the always interesting zoo was not
neglected. To-morrow, Decoration day,
Emil Markeberg will make an ascension
and parachute drop and many extras will
be put on for the amusement of the ex
pected crowd.
At Sutro Baths the usual aquatic con
tests were enjoyed bythe patrons of the
place. The results were as follows: Fifty
vard dash for novices, C. Augustus first,
M. Gardner second; 100-yard da.sh. for ju
veniles. G. Wallace first, A. Mish sec
ond; high diving, for boys, won by C.
Donovan: tub race, F. Baker first, B.
Berry second, M. Gardner third; trick and
fancy springboard diving, F. Baker first,
C. Donovan second. Next Sunday there
will be a special 120-yard dash for vaxi
ous prizes. B. Carroll, G. Wallace. C. Don
ovan, E. Bonifield, R. Bahr, F. Durau and
11. Muth have entered and an exciting
contest is expected.
There Will Be a Gay Gathering of
Golfers at Adams Point on
Decoration Day.
The Oakland golfers intend to make
Decoration day a memorable occasion
As many members as possible of both
sexes are requested to be on the links,
and luncheon will be provided in the club
house. There will be foursomes for gen
tlemen, the entries being divided into two
classes, first and second: The first-class
men will be handicapped by having to
take the second-class players as partners.
There will be an entrance fee of one dol
lar per man. to which the club will add
a like amount. Four prizes will be
awarded, two to winners and two to run
ners-up. The game will begin at 10 a. m..
The following entries have already been
made: Orestes Pierce, R. M. Fitzgerald,
W. P. Johnson. C. O. G. Miller, H. M. A.
Miller, J. H. Ames, G. S. Wheaton and
H. H. Smith.
Ma.ny players were, out on the Oakland
links on- Saturday, out the tournaments
for the Captain's and Tibbets cups are
not yet concluded. C. P. Hubbard and
J. A. Folger have to play to decide which
of them is to be entitled to the honor of
having his name engraved on the Cap
tain's cup, and R. A. Cooke (handicap 6)
having beaten E. R. Folger (scratch) two
up, and also having defeated W. P. John
son (handicap 8) 10 up. will contend with
J. A. Folger for the Tibbets cup.
Chance for Amateurs.
Amateurs striving for notoriety in
the various professions on the stage will
be Riven an opportunity to show how
good or how bad they are, as the case
may be, at Glen Park to-morrow after
noon. The occasion will be the first ama
teur day at the park, and besides the
professional equestrian members now
playing in the Glen Park Circus there
will be an amateur aeronaut, who will
attempt a daring trip in a balloon, and
amateur song and dance artists, cake
walkers, dramatic readers and gym
nasts. There will be prize competi
tions, open to all children, and includ
ing horseracing, pie eating, greasy
pole climbing and ladder scaling. Ad
mission to the park will be 10 cents,
with no extra charge for entertain
Picnic of the Mariners.
The first annual picnic of the "Marin
ers," given yesterday at Sunset Park, in
the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains,
was a complete success. Large crowds
left the ferry at 0:15 a, m., and a later
crowd took the 1 o'clock boat. Returning
the trains left the pleasure grounds at 6
p. m. Many gate and game prizes were
given away durlnp the day and field
sports were engaged in until nearly the
hour of departure. Those who attended
were highly gratified with their trip.
Freight transferred at low rates. Signal
Transfer Co., 530 Jones; tel. Sutter 441.
At $2.50 Each.
175 DRESS PATTERNS, jet black figured
mohairs (English manufacture), 9 differ-
ent designs, goods 44 to 48 inches
wide. Worth $5.00 pattern.
At 35c Yard.
FRAME ALPACAS, 40 inches in width,
in browns, tans, beige, grays and navys.
Reduced from 75c yard.
At 50c Yard.
INGS, in all the new colorings. Regular
price 85c and $1.00 yard.
At $3.25 Pair.
15 cases (450 pairs) FINE WHITE CALI-
FORNIA BLANKETS, full size and extra
weight, fresh from the mills and perfect
in every particular. Worth $5.00 pair.
At l&c Yard.
INGS, 18 different colorings, in all the
new mixtures.
HI, 113. 115, 117. 119. 121 POST STREET.
Coffee roasting
is the latest acquisition introduced here
for the benefit of our customers
Coffee roasted fresh every hour —
you can get it warm if; you want
Monday Tuesday Wednesday
Tea— regular 50c lb 40c
Ten flavors — trade winners
Burgundy— reg'ly 75c 45C
Howell Mountain— our own vineyard
This wine stands diluting— some put
in half water
White wine— reg'iy 75c • 55c
Howell Mountain— healthful
Worth a dollar a gallon
Beef tea— reg'iy 30c 25c
Anker's bouillon capsules
— vegetable flavor
Tomato catsup 3 for 50c
reg'ly 20c bottle
improves good foods
Malt whiskey— wmPmn 75c
reg'ly $1 bottle— seven years old
Breakfast mushes 25c
University oats 2 pkges j^r
University b'kf'st mush 3 pkges iiOV *
Prunes— good ones 4 lbs 25c
reg'ly 3 lbs 35
large fine fruit
Olives— Manzanilla quart 20c
Faney — are advancing
Listerine 65c
more elsewhere
Whisk brooms 15c
reg'ly 20c
Clothes well dusted are said to last
longer — they look better
Towel rack • 40c
reg'ly 50c— nickel plated
Heavy — last forever '-
Pepper grinders 35c
reg'ly 50c— nickel plated
small— ornamental — grind pepper
fresh on your table
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first free for a postal
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