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Lars Neilsen Cut His
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rkable Suicide of a Despondent
Pane on the Shores of Lake
Merritt— uhastly
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,
908 Broadway. June 27.
l^ara Neilsen, or Hansen, was so anx
ious to die last night that he eougnt
death In three different ways at the sam^
Early this morning Willie Smltn, a
schoolboy, was walking along the east
erly shore of Lnke Merritt when he saw
a man hanging from a tree at the edgy
of the lake. From the man's neck blood
was flowing. The boy at once hurried
from the ghastly scene and told Dr.
Chamberlain, who was walking near tho
lake. The doctor went to the place and
cut the body down, and. seeing at once
that life was extinct, he communicated
with the Coroner.
• At first glance It was not easy to see
■whether the suicide had died from throat
cutting or hanging. Netlsen or Hansen
had made very determined preparations
to die. He had cut his throat, only lust
missing the jugulur, and had placed tho
bloody razor In his coat pocket. He had
then procured a rope that hau been used
to tether a cow and had turned "■ ani
roai*loose bo that he might <>!' ihe
means to end his Ufa. He then * ii'>ed
on the branch of a tree at the w.i'-.-i's
edge, fastened one end of the cow's rope
around the inch and the other around
his gaping, bleeding throat. He then
rolled off and waa strangled. Had th"
rope broken he would have fallen into
the lake and -what the razor and the
rope could not accomplish the green
waters of Lake Merritt would have done
Some people who had known Xeiisen or
Hansen stated that he was an industrious
man. who worked as a coachman and
fayed his money. Some time ago h? spec
ulated in stocks and it is supposed lie lost
Ills savings and became despondent.
Nearly $-10 In coin was In his pockets.
An Inquest was held to-night and it was
d by the autopsy physician .hat
ised bj strangulation. Th
• i- a Dane, 58 yenrs old.
There Were No Eye-Witnesses to the
Accident. Although the Shore
Wai Lined With People.
ALAMEDA. June 27.-Joseph Godfrey.!
an llfyfar-old lad. lost his life at about!
lV:00. o'clock: ■ Us morning in the waters i
[of fh.> tidal canal. No one saw him fall j
.into the water, but the air bubbles and:
ring* that roi»e to the surface marked th.- !
; ir i »< » t ■■■••■■ the boy had disappeared and i
told too plainly his fate.
: He had been playing on a line of logs
that were chained together and strung '
across the mouth of the canal to keep the i
loos;e;-logs from drifting into the estuary.
The. .-nild was walking on this line when
•he disappeared. It is presumed that he
off Into the water and was car
ried under the log jam by the Inflowing
. tide, which was running strong.
People near by on the shore heard no
outcry or splash. Noticing that he had
disappeared they cried out the boy's name
; in th>± hope he might have reached the!
other shore and was hiding, but they re
ceived no answer. The lad parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Dennis Godfrey, who live on
Bank street, near Park, were informed of
the tragedy and were almost prostrated.
Trey are poor and unable to hire any one
to arch for the remains. Friends of the
family and acquaintances of the little fel
i low have been patrolling the banks of the i
canal since the drowning, but up to a j
late hour to-night the body had not been
OAKLAND, June 27.— Suits for divorce
were filed to day by Elizabeth E. Green
against Arthur E. Green, and Ella, M.
Barlow against George B. Barlow. Both
plaintiffs allege desertion.
The Stewart Law and Collection Com
pany has filed suit against J. H. Rempe
on an assigned claim of Mrs. M. E. Vol
o,uarsen for $360 for work and labor per
formed by the latter as housekeeper for
■ defendant.
Charles Pugh was to-day appointed a
Deputy County Clerk to succeed T. F.
.Mock. The now appointee will act as
clerk of the Probate Court.
. Th*> divorce suits of Ida Strong against
Dwight Strong and Adele Thomas against
■N. Thomas have been referred to Court
■Commissioner Babcock.
P. B. Preble, publisher of Events, filed
stilt to-day against the members of the
Board of Public Works, restraining them
■from entering into a contract with the
' Enquirer Publishing Company for the ad
. ertlslng and printing of certain notices.
•Judge Ogden to-day annulled the mar
riage of J. B. Richards and Annie B.
KiohardF on the ground that when they
were married In San Francisco In April,
JM>2, the wife had another husband living
from whom she had not been divorced.
The trial of James Gilligan for the mur
. der of Joseph Epplnger at the Emeryville
' rare track several months ago was con
tinued to-day until next Thursday.
• ' Mrs. P. E. Dinsmore of 773 Eleventh
". street and W. Woodward were committed
to the N'apa Insane Asylum to-day by
•Judge Ogden.
A witch engine Jumped the track near
R street station early this morning. Sev
eral railn were torn up and a driving
whf-H was broken.
Clarence Smith. Harry Leonhardt and
Ad Wing were arrested to-day on account
of a three-cornered fight over some
washing at a laundry at Thirtieth street
and Kan Pablo avenue in which several
Chinese were slashed with a knife,
v It- is reared that the Herbert Maufflln
.named In the casualty roll of General
OUs,-.recently published; la moant for Her
bert Hanlfln. son of J. J. Hanifln. ex
chairman of the Board of Supervisors.
• Harry Johnson, formerly of Albert
Brown's undertaking parlors, has received
an appointment as «mhalmer on the
transport Valencia, going to Manila. He
will receive a salary of $ioo per month.
Mrs. Ohlsen the latest smallpox patient.
Is now reported out of danger by her at
tending physician*. It will be some time,
however, before the health authorities
will raise the quarantine from the Ohlsen
house on Magnolia street. '
She Keeled Over and Was Filled by
. the Incoming- Tide — No One
Was Aboard.
*/■ OAKLAND. Juno 27 Th«» ttig Redmond, '
".o-wned by the Redmond Company of San
•Francisco, was sunk in the creek near the
ft old- null works at the foot of Market street
. to-night. There was no one. aboard.
When the tide went out this afternoon the
nip keeled over to the low side and the in
. coming tide filled her and she was unable
-, • to rise. ]
OAKLAND, June 27. -One of the
prettiest home weddings of the
season took place to-night ut
ttiH home of Mr. and Mrs. J.
W. Kessler, BV> Twenty-eighth
street, when their daughter. Miss
Was Recommended
by Hart North.
A Resignation From the Insane War
den Would Simplify Matters
and Save Embarrass
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,
908 Broadway, June 27.
. It Is a long: way from the insane annex
I of the Receiving Hospital to the office of
• the Immigration Commissioner in San
! Francisco, but the political bridge be
j tween them is short. The attempt to re
j move "William Keating from the position
; of warden of the insane does not depend
: so much on the charges made against him
as on a political deal of the seesaw order
with Keating on one end and Tom Craw
ford on the other.
About a year ago a job was wanted for
Keating:. He had been particularly use
ful to Hart North In the Fourth Ward,
when North was running for the Assem
-1 bly, and naturally North was under obli
! gations to him. The opportunity to repay
this obligation came when North was ap
pointed Immigration Commissioner by
McKinley and had the dispensing of the
! patronage of that Federal office.
I Tom Crawford at that time was also in
a position where he could fill a vacancy
without canceling any engagements and
he had some strong political friends in
i this city to whom Hart North was also
indebted and who were Indebted to him In
a political sense. Crawford was ap
| pointed a deputy in Hart North's office
> and is still there. North's protege, Keat
\ ing, was appointed to an office just cre
i ated at the Receiving Hospital. Now that
' a right has developed to oust Keating
North has intimated that the putting out
. of the Insane warden may result in the
appointment of a successor to Tom Craw
ford This little arrangement is not at
all acceptable and if Keating should be
discharged by the Supervisors it is likely
that he will be taken care of somewhere
! else.
Saturday afternoon Keating will have
a trial before the Supervisors. But it
would not surprise any one should he re
sign before that time. There are many
arguments that might be advanced why
Keating should not have a trial and
should spare certain Supervisors the un
i pleasantness of having to vote to either
i retain or discharge him.
State Typographical Union
OAKLAND. June 27.— The ninth annual
convention of the California State Typo
graphical Union No. 6 will be held in this
city on August 10, 11 and 12. A. J. Read of
the Oakland Enquirer is president; M. A.
Mclnnis, secretary-treasurer; Fred E.
Caler of San Francisco, vice president;
Cyren E. Fisk of Los Angeles, organizer.
The executive committee consists of
Thomas H. Perry, Eureka; William Mi
ner Sacramento; William Hill of San
Francisco. There are. fourteen typo
graphical unions in the State, besides the
Printing Pressmen's. Stereotypes'. Press
Feeders', Bookbinders' and Photo-En
gravers, nearly all of which will send del
egates. Oakland union No. 36 will pro
vide an entertainment, ball, theater party
and banquet for the visitors.
Trying to Down Peterson
OAKLAND. June 27.— Captain of Police
Peterson is looking to r 'he writer of. let
ters signed by a forgery of hie slgna'ure.
Copies of the letter have been sen; to
several respectable young men written on
the Chief's letterhead. The letter says:
OAKLAND, CaL, June 22, 1639.
Sir: Many complaints have reached
this office of .ate concerning you and
several oth«»r young men with whom
you consort, which makes you, as well
as them, amenable to the law under
Section <147 of the Penal Code of the
State of California, to punish as va
grants. Therefore, acting under in
structions, it becomes my painful duty
to notify you that unless you become
encaged In some lawful occupation by
the Ist day of July, 1809, you will be
prosecuted under the section cited
above In this connection I desire to
Inform you that I have totified s.-v
--ero! welf-known characters with whom
you associate to like effect, and diso
bedience to this warning will subject
you anrl them to prosecution an-; pun-
Uhment. Yours, etc..
isnmeiu. ]{ — PETERSON,
Captain of the Police of. the City of
Captain Peterson says that the letter ii
the work of some political enemy and lie
has a slight clew to the writer on which
he Is working.
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Alameda News Notes
ALAMEDA, June 27.-Dr. C. A. Mc-
Questen of this city left Sunday on the
transport St. Paul as surgeon In care of
300 soldiers in command of Colonel Ray,
who are going north to relieve the men ,
stationed on the Yukon.
Mrs. Sophie Schroeder, grand lnsido sen-
Luella Kessler, was made the bride of
Charies Heeseman, a popular young
business man of t-his city. Rev. A. J
Jatho, pastor of St. Marcus German
Evangelical Church, officiated. The
bride was gowned in white creme
satin and carried a bouquet of white
roses. The bridesmaid was Miss
Lula Heeseman. She wore white or
gandie over pink ar.d carried a bou
quet of pinks. Abe Leach acted as
best man. After the ceremony a
sumptuous wedding supper was served
in a large tent on the spacious
Mr. and Mrs. Heeseraan have gone
to Los Angeles on their honeymoon
trip, and on their return will reside In
■ tinel of t lie Native Daughters, was ten
dered .t reception last night at fraternal
Hall by Alameda Parlor No. 18, of which
she is a member.
Anna Bouton of 1020 Oak street has filed
lamage suit in the Recorder's court
against her neighbor, Mrs. Margaret Mea
gher. She claims that after a wordy war
\\ i- li Mrs. Meagher the latter rushed into
the Bouton back yard, smashed a wash-
Ing machine, jumped upon n lot of wire
baskets and otherwise upset things. Dam
igea to the amount of $299 are asked.
I . '. C. Easson has been appointed by the
Board of Trustees to expert '.he accounts
<>f the city.
County Assessor's Assessments Are
Now Almost Complete.
OAKLAND. June 27.— The County As
sessor Is now preparing the footings of
th< assessment rolls that must be turned
over to ihe Supervisors next Monday.
The total figures on the city of Oakland
are just about complete and show a de
crease in th<* city's valuation of about
$1,000,000 Last year the assessment of
Oakland was over (42,000,000. This year it
will be a iittle over $41,000,000.
The manner in which the reduction has
been brought about was explained in an
interview given to The «'a!l by Mr. Da.lton
some weeks ago. Most of the cutting has
;, .■<-•:; done .-■ iah of Eighth street.
The reduction pf one million In the city's
assessment roll means a big reduction in
the city taxes. The present administra
tion is pledget.l to a dollar lax levy and
the reduction will result In reducing the
< Itj 's Income $10,000.
Celebration Committee Ready for the
OAKLAND. June 27.— The Fourth
; July celebration committee has about
| completed detail? for the flag raising cere
' monies. John A. Britton has been selected
as president of the day, with Auditor A.
H. Breed as alternate. Supervisor John
Mitchell will be master of ceremonies.
: Company A, Veteran Reserves, will nre
the salute for the flag raising. The com
mittee has arranged to erect and decorate
a BUltable speakers' stand and Chief
Deputy District Attorney Harry A. Mel
vin will be the orator of the day. The
Declaration of Independence will "be read
Iby County Superintendent of Schools
Crawford. Chairman G-. A. Blank of the
finance committee reports that the ex
penses of the celebration, not Including
the lire-works, would be nearly $1000.
A Brutal Father Gives His 16- Year-
Old Son a Cruel Beating.
OAKLAND, June 27.— Charles Antontc
: cio, aged 16 years, was brought to the
Receiving Hospital shortly before mid
' night to-night, suffering: from a severe
| beating administered by his father, Jo
s'-ph Antoniccio. The boy says his
: father beat him with a horsewhip be
cause ho found him out walking with a
neighbor's daughter in Frultvale to-night.
The father has been arrested.
Postal Telegraph Protests.
OAKLAND, Juno 27.— Superintendent
Storror of the Postal Telegraph and Cable
Company has sent the following letter to
Assessor I'a Iton :
SAN FRANCISCO, June 24, 1899.
Henry P. Dalton, Assessor, Ala
meda County, Cal.r-Dear Sir: Here
with please find our check for the
amount of taxes due upon the prop
erty of this company in Alameaa
County. Bo good enough to note that
we pay this tax under protest and
that wo will leave no legal measure
undone to set aside an assessment that
shows so utter disregard of the law
and of the duties of your office. Yours
truly, L. W. STORROR.
Superintendent Pacific Postal Tele
graph and Cable Company.
Armour Interests in Alameda.
OAKLAND, June 27.— Philip D. Armour
& Co. filed suit in the Superior Court
this afternoon against Uartin H. Schna
bel, Adolph H. Schnabel, Julia S. Schna
bel (as administratrix of the estate of
August H. Schnabel, deceased), and Wood, j
' Curtis & Co. for the foreclosure of a
mortgage on property on Santa Clara '
avenue near Walnut street, Alameda,
given to secure a promissory note for 110,
--000, dated at Sacramento, March 7, ISOS,
with Interest at 7 per cent p»>r annum.
Oakland Transit Company Sued.
OAKLAND, June 27.— Manuel and An
nir- Vlerra to-day filed suit against the
Oakland Transit Company for $5000 dam
ages for personal injuries to tho wife. The
complaint, prepared by Attorney Carl F.
Wood, alleges that on August 20. 1897, Mrs!
Vlerra wan violently thrown to the
ground by the sudden starting- up of a
car of defendant corporation while she
was alighting at Thirteenth and Wash
ington streets, sustaining a fractured
, wrist and destroying its normal use for
Granted Teachers' Certificates.
OAKLAND, Juno 27. -The County
Hoard of Education met this moi-ring
and granted certificates to the following
named teachers: Primary grade— Misses
Donna M. Whitaker. Ivy M. Perkins
Ruth Brown, Elizabeth Toohig, Clara
Alexander. KWa O. Jemsen. May Lemon,
Daisy V. Bowen, Mary Madson and Nollle
M. Powers. Grammar grade— Misses
Charlotte A. Deas, Marion L. Hanscotn
Susie Johnson. Jessie T. Doty and Mamie
A. McCuHagh;
The board awarded the contract for I
writing books Nos. 1 to 6 to the American
. Book Company and Nob. 7 and 8 to D. C
Heath & Co.
Reliance Club Withdraws.
OAKLAND, June 27.— At a meeting of
the Reliance Club Wheelmen it was de
! elded to withdraw from the California As
sociated Cycling Clubs. It was the gener
al opinion of the members that there
is grf-.a partiality in the association and
that its usefulness is curbed. Intimation
was given that other clubs will soon fo]
i low the example of the Reliance. L. A.
i Peekham was elected captain to succeed
C. A. Deakin.
Warned Not to Be in
a Hurry.
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There Will Be No Changes in the Fu
ture Unless He Makes a Rec
; ommendation to the
i .
Oakland Office San Francisco Call.
908 Broadway, June 27.
The Mayor spoke softly, Mr. Dow
whispered and City Engineer Clement
merely emitted a sound which was not
always clear enough for Secretary Jack
son to record without asking for a re
petition. The meeting of the Board of
, Public Works occupied about twenty
minute?; this morning.
The programme carried out was exactly
as published in Th*> Call a week ago. Mr.
Snow did not vote to re-elect Street Super
i intendent Miller, although he signified
that if he were let alone and not bothered
lie would do so in the future. James
Brannan, special police, officer, was not
j dismissed, and will not be until the new
1 Chief has had an opportunity to report on
! the propriety of such a move. Foreman
'■ John Rohan of the Firo Department was
, not dismissed, the Mayor hinting that he
1 had watched Rohan's work during the
past few weeks ami felt that his retire
, ment would not be for the good of the
■department. Charles Hammerton a-as not
I promoted from patrolman to detective, the
Mayor claiming that there Is no vacancy
among the detective force.
Everything Mr Dow had proposed was
frowned upon by the other two members.
the Mayor very plainly indicating by his
answers that Mr. Dow's resolutions were
for political effect ar.d not for the good
of the departments affected. He also
hinted that it is poor policy fit this time
to manipulate the Police Department in
any direction, as Chief Hodgklns will take
office next Saturday, ann he should be
j left alnne to manage the department and
make roromm<-ivlutlons regarding any
needed changes.
Au attempt was made by Mr. Dow tc
have a man named Beers substituted foi
Mike Hallahan as a member of the de
partment, but Hallahan won out by Lb<
i'otea if Snow and Clement. The attempi
to abolish Hi-- office at clerk to the Chi-i
of Poll c was laid over till the next meet
ing. After the board declined to dismiss
Brannan. Mr. Dow withdrew his resolu
tion appointing Charles Clark to Bran
nan's place..
An Old Landmark to Go
EERK.EI.EY. June 27.— The old womien
I structure standing near the corner of
i Alston way an«l Dana street, which whs
formerly used by the First Presbyterian
Church, is about to be moved. The build-
Ing Is quite a landmark in this city, hav
ing remained at its present location for
ov»>r twenty-five years. The new Friends'
' : <'hurch, recently organized, has purchased
i The building, and It will be placed on a
lot on Haste street between Shattuck
■ avenue and Fulton street.
Berkeley News Notes.
BERKELEY, June 27.— Dr. Hubert N.
Powell, Health Officer of this city, re
j turned yesterday from a two months' trip
Ito the "East. He will resume his duties
i immediately.
The Board of Trustees Is planning to
I extend Durant avenue from where it now
; terminates in College way through to
; Piedmont way. The extension, if decided
! upon, will necessitate the removal of the
costly Davenport residence at the head of
the avenue.
The World-Gazette, the local evening
newspaper of this city, has been awarded
: the contract for the official printing of
. the town for the coming year.
Recreation Club Mrv Disband.
ALAMEPA, June 27.— The Encinal Rec
reation Club is financially embarrassed
and will most likely disband. The di
rectors have called a general meeting of
the members for next Thursday night to
discuss the situation and decide, upon
their future course. In the meantime the
directors are trying to effect a compro
■ . ■ -. with creditors.
The Recreation Club Is one of the bon
ton organizations of the city, classing
unions Its members some of the leading
society men of AJameda. At present it
is too* much in debt and its expenses are
running higher than the income. Th L >
directors consider the outlook hopeless
and do not desire to shoulder the re
sponsibility further.
Did the Cat, and Is Dead as the Re-
suit of the Fracas.
On the showcase of the H. & D. Fol
som Arms Company, where Mr. Selbold
Is general" manager, stood a handsome
owl, stuffed and mounted. The top of his
head was 24 Inches from the glass. Price,
$9. Prowling lazily through the store and
basement, lord of all he surveyed, always
comfortably purring, was an honest tom
cat the pride and mascot of the estab
lishment. He watched the premises at
night and helped to open the door in the
morning Yesterday when Mr. Seibold
arrived for duty he found the floor three
inches deep In feathers, and Mr. Owl was
not in his accustomed place. Tom also
was missing. He did not help open the
door. The police were called In for an
investigation. '■:;.■ ■'. .. ,
In the course of the day the owl was
found behind th« counter in a dark cor
ner Nearly everything was torn out of
him but his eyes, and they were thick
with the dust of conflict. He was liter
ally skinned. Later on the cat was found
In the basement, stone dead. Then the
Coroner was sent for. The Inquest, ac
cording to Mr. Selbold, developed the fol
lowing facts: the cat, attending to his
At midnight the cat. attending to his
prowling, espied the eyes of the owl shin
ning gravely down at him. The reflection
of th« electric light in Broadway was re
sponsible. Cat and bird? Always a fight.
Up on the showcase leaped Tom. and the
savage attack was begun. Clawfuls of
feathers flew. The owl never blinked.
The steady shine of his eyes aggravated
the situation. The cat ripped and tore.
Off came the left wing, then the breast
was lacerated, then the neck was laid
bare Over and over on the showcase the
combatants rolled. Suddenly both fell to
the floor, where the battle was continued.
Under the counter beneath gunracks and
canoes the conflict raged. The noise was
beard in the street.
Poisoning cases are in the air. Imagine
that old cat fighting the silent, dead owl!
Could any situation be funnier? I can
not describe it. But the Coroner decided
that Tom came to his death by swallow
ing 100 grains of arsenic, placed by the
taxidermist In the body of the owl to pre
serve skin and feathers. Mr. Selbold has
set up the wreck in his showcase window
with this tag on it: "This Is the owl that
killed our fighting cat."— New York Press.
When Reed Helped Choate Out.
Mr. (tinate s appointment as fcmbassa
dor to England recalls a story current in
Washington several years ago. Senator
Wn'.cott, Mr. Repd— the famous T. B.—
and Mr. Choate were spending a cozy
evening together at Senator Walcott's
"I have never smoked a cigar, I have
never played a game of poker and I have
never attended a horse race In my life,"
said Mr. Choate In the course of the con
versation. Mr. AValcott looked patheti
cally at the Speaker of the House:
"Twish I could pay that," he remarked.
"Toil can." said Mr. Reed; "Choate
did "—Philadelphia Post.
Accounted For.
She — How the ocean roars this morn
H« — That's not the ocean you hear. It's
the noise of the loud bathing suits on the
beach. — Philadelphia North American.
Feronica Miller Sues
T. B. Draper.
She Charges That She Was Prevented
From Searching Title to Land
Mortgaged for Nearly Its
Whole Value.
Oakland Office San Francipco Call,
90S Broadway, June 27.
But yesterday Feronlca Miller was the j
owner In fee simple of 228 acres of land
In Monterey County, being a portion of
the Rancho Bolsa Nueva y Moro Cojo or
Castro grant, worth f-6500 at the lowest
estimate. To-day she filed suit In the
Superior Court of Alameda County
against T. B. Draper, the well-known con
tractor and builder, residing 1 in Alameda,
for the recovers' of the property out of
which she allegi-s she has been bunkoed.
According tv her complaint T. B. Draper ]
recently expressed a desire to exchange ;
his property on Willow street and Eagle :
avenue, Alameda. for the Monterey Coun- i
ty land, which is free from all incura
brances. Draper, she says, represented to I
tier that his Alameda property was worth
$8500, incumbered by a mortgages for $1100 i
and no more. The deal was closed yes
terday afternoon and the respective deeds I
were shortly afterward recorded in both
Mrs. Miller alleges that Immediately
after the recording of the deed for the
Draper property she discovered that all.
of the defendant's representations and
stati ments concerning the" mortgage upon
his i r perty were false; that In truth and
In f;iri the property is incumh"re.l by
mortgages amounting in the aggregate to
S3100; also that the property instead of be
ing worth JSSOO as represented by Draper
Is of no greater value than $4000. .
Plaintiff avers "that said false and
fraudulent statements and representa
tions were made for the purpose of de
ceiving plaintiff and with fraudulent ln
teni of inducing her to convey to him her
Monterey property."
She charges, too, that she was prevent
ed from examining the title of the Draper
property and from consulting an attorney
in reference to the same, Draper repre
senting this to be unnecessary and that
it would incur great expense.
Mr.-<. Miller is past sixty years of age
and ran neither read nor write the Eng
lish language. She asks, through her at- j
torney, that the derd to her Monterey
land be canceled, "ffering to reebnvey to j
Draper his property.
E,un for the Exclusive Us 3of Women
A stock room run exclusively for wo
nifn Is doing a thriving business on the
eighth floor of Exchange Court. 62 Broad
way. Its patrons are all apparently well
to-do women, with a few girls bent on
doubling their allowances.
Tho name on the door is "Fred G.
Smith," and although it does not appear
on the building directory, the presence of
the women's stock room is well known
in the neighborhood.
Within the room, which is plainly fur
nished with a dark blue carpet, are a
woman's desk, a Japanese screen and
many rocking chairs. One waJI )s largely
occupied by a large blackboard for stock
quotations. One corner of the room is
railed off for a couple of men. One slight
and middle aged was called Mr. Smith.
He handled t lie telephone.
A blonde girl mounted on a tall stool
beside the ticker read from the tape.
called out the quotations, sympathized
with losers and braced up faint hearts.
Two women In shirt waists and white
aprons chalked prices on the blackboard.
Both were past the first youth. The little
one was called "Miss Smit.i," and be
tween chalks went behind the Japanese
screen and made iced tea and lemonade
for the customer?.
None of the patrons seemed particularly
lucky. "Miss Cozzens," a plump young
woman In a blue shirt waist, was de
spondent. "B. R. T." in some way had
proved h<*r undoing. Tho twenty-two wo
men one after t'i>- other offered her con
solation. All bill one.
"You ought not to have done that, any
way," said a large woman. "Tou'il lose
every time that way. The only way to
beat , this game down here is to play both
long and short. I'm going to use ray other
name. I've been married twice, you
know, and I'll use one name for 'short'
and the other for 'long.' "
"When will you (md out about sugar,
Mr. Smith?" said the woman Impatiently.
'■When is that dividend?"
A sedate woman murmured to her com
panion, "I'd no more touch sugar than a
red-hot poker."
Just thr-n Mr. Smith suggested to "Mrs.
Townsend" that it was a good time for
her to buy, and "Mrs. Townsend" obedi
ently fillrd out a blank she found on the
table. Soon Mr. Smith told her the price
at Which she had bought.
"Well, I'm even oa the day. anyway,"
said another woman to a friend three
rocking chairs away.
"Here's sugar," cried Mr. Smith, as he
listened to the telephone. "The dividend
will he announced to-morrow."
"Good!" cried the woman, rising from
her rocking chair. "And how much will
it be. Mr. Smith?"
But Mr. Smith raised both hands at the
very idea of his being suspected of hav
ing any such valuable information, and
the rest of the crowd promptly subdued
the woman with a Jeering laugh. The
room settled down to wait for closing
prices while the blonde girl monotonously
repeated ticker prices and "Miss Smith"
covered the blackboard wiui figures.
One woman saJd the room had been
open for some time and that nothing less
than $100 margin would be taken.— New
York World.
Discovered Again, and This Time
Cheaper Than the Heal Thing,
To prepare by artificial moans a substi
tute for the silk fiber which should pos
sess the strength and beautiful luster
characterizing: the natural product of the
silkworm has long been the aim of a
great number of technical chemists. Un
til quite recently, however, the competi
tion with nature could hardly be looked
upon as successfu). There has just been
brought to success in Glasgow, however,
a process by which the properties of nat
ural silk which art' of practical value can
be reproduced in a fiber ousting but little
to manufacture.
The Inventor states that the artificial
product, known as "Vanduara silk," can
be manufactured a 6 a cost of only 38 6d
per pound. When It is remembered tbat
the better qualities of natural silk sell at
from 15a to 19s per pound, it is at once
evident that the new process leaves con-
Blderable margin for profit.
The liber Is prepared by ejecting fine
threads of a strong solution of gelatine
from very small orifices on to an endless
band conveying them to bobbins, on
which they are reeled. After leaving the
small orifices, the gelatine solidifies in a
continuous fiber, a thousandth of an inch
in diameter, possessing a luster even
greater than that of natural silk.
The fiber in this state, however, is un
suitable for use, as it is easily spoiled
by water. In order to render it imper
vious, it is water proofed by a special
process, which docs not Interfere in the
least with the silky appearance of the
fiber. In its final state "Vanduara silk"
can be dyed any color, and takes the
dye much more brilliantly than ordinary
In one point only is the artificial fiber
inferior to the genuine article— viz.. Its
strength. But although "Vanduara silk"
does not w»ar so well as pure silk, it is
claimed that it is equal in Quality to
most silks on the market, which as a
rule have been deteriorated by adulter
ation. Many manufacturers who have
tried it are quite satisfied with its dura
An attempt was made in France to pro
duce an artificial silk of commercial value
and Dr. Lehner of Zurich turned out a
beautiful fabric, iiut as the cost was
from 9s to 10s per pound the British arti
cle has little danger of suffering from for
eign competition.
There is. too, especial source of grati
fication In the new process, since much
of the dyeinK of silk has ot late years
been taken from the hands of British
firms and transferred to those of Conti
nental dyers, especially those of Ger
many.—London Daily Mail.
Thomas A. Storey, a University In
structor, Weds Miss Parnie
Olive Hamilton.
A wedding of considerable interest to col
lege circles was celebrated yesterday.
Miss PHrnie Olive Hamilton and Thomas
A. Storey, instructor in hygiene and or
Kanic training at Stanford University,
were quietly married at the home of the
bride's mother near Wesley, Stanislaua
County. Miss Lillian Kay was ih<' bride's
attendant, while Walter R. Haiti: ton
acted as best man.
The whole bridal party are Stanford
people. Mips Hamilton and Miss Hay
were charter members of the l>elta Gam
ma Society and have been prominent in
university social circles. Mis^s Hamilton
graduated In ISPS. Mr. Storey was a mem
ber of the class of '96, a member of
the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, and :since
his graduation has been director 3f the
Mr. and Mrs. Storey leave for j\os An
geles on their honeymoon and will return
to the university in the fall.
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Outsiders Think Growers Are Better
Off Outside the Corporation or
NEW YORK. Jure 27.— One of the larg
est California wine merchants in this cit?
said to-day that the. relations between
the Wine-makers' Corporation and the
Vv inemakers' Association had not bene
fited the small or modest dealers and i
winegrowers. Continuing he said:
"An arrangement between the two or
ganizations would he al! right if the as- j
sociatlon did not have the first choice of ;
wines controlled by the corporation, but |
what chance is there now for dealers who
are not in the association or for wine
makers to dispose of their product if it
has been rejected by the association
members who have celected the corpora
tion's choicest wines? The maker of good
wine is, to my mind, better off outside- the
corporation because he enn then dispose j
of his goods if he wishes to independent
merchants, or, In other words, lie would
have an open market for his wines."
That Is the Result of a Protracted
Discussion at The
LONDON. June 27.— The correspondent
of the Times at The Hague says: As the
result of a protracted informal discussion
of the committee's report to-day the Rus
sian military disarmament proposals were
declared unacceptable.
Santa Barbara Man Shocked by Elec
tricity While 'Phoning.
SANTA BARBARA, June 27.— George
W. Russell, an insurance man of this
city, has brought action against the Sun
set Telephone and Telegraph Company
for $0000 damages for injuries received
while using one of the company's tele
phones on the 15th of May. While Mr.
Russell was talking through the tele
phone he was cut off and switched onto
another line. He notified the operator of
the fact and In return received an imper
tinent answer, followed by a shock which
threw him across the room, partially par
alyzing and otherwise injuring him to
such an extent as to render it impossible
for him to attend to his duties for two
J. F. Egan, manager of the telephone
company, alleges the shock was caused
by a live wire coming into contact with
the line, which gave a shock to both the
operator and Mr. Russell. The complaint
sets forth that the operator connected a
buzzer with a current of electricity which
was of heavy voltage.
Annual Meeting to Be Held in Los
Angeles £ T ext Month.
LOS ANGELES, June 27.— The annual
meeting of the American Forestry Asso
ciation will be held in this city on July
19 and 20. The Forestry and Water Asso
elation of Los Angeles County and the
Forest and Water Society of Southern
California are making elaborate prepara
tions for the event and to-day sent out
circulars to prominent people all over the
United States who are Interested in the
preservation of forests and water sup
Secretary of Agriculture James Wilson
has written that he will be here to pre- i
side at the meeting unless unforeseen
complications in Cabinet affairs sh»:id
arise in the meantime.
Indiana Woman Gives Birth to a
Quartet of Daughters.
LA PORTE. Ind.. June 27.— Mrs. James
Platt of Union Mills, this county, gave
birth to four daughters this evening.
This is the first time a quartet ha -
ushered into ihe world in La Porte Coun
ty and probably the first time in north
ern Indiana. The mother is 16 years old
and weighs lio pounds. The father is a
laborer about 30 years old.
"WABASH. Ind., June 27.— Mr. and Mrs.
A. C. Abbott of Huntington this Tnorn
ing became the parents of triplets, nil
boys. Each -weighs 5V£ pounds and all ara
lusty and will live. Mr. Abbott is a
freight conductor on the Erie road.
Sacramento League of the Cross.
SACRAMENTO, June 27.— Rev. Father
Philip O'Ryan of San Francisco, ln con
junction with Rev. Father Qulnn of Sac
ramento, has organized in this city a
League of the Cross, ln line with "the
leagues in San Francisco and Oakland,
•which number between eight and ten
thousand members. Father O'Ryan has
iust returned from MarysvTlle, where ho
likewise organized a league with a large
Fire in San Jose.
SAN JOSE. June 2S.— Fire this morning
destroyed the wooden building belonging
to Mrs. Smoot, adjoining the Auaerala
house on Santa Clara street. It was oc
cupied by S. Barland's restaurant, Hul
rich's barber shop and C. Stein's jewelry
store. Their combined loss will aggre
gate $4000; insurance. $1500, The building
was an old one and of little value.
A Needle in His Body.
VISALIA, June 27.— James Hutchins.
•who has been suffering for some time
from poison oak. while in bed to-day ex
perienced a prickling sensation in his
body. He placed his hand on the spot and
felt the point of a needle. He worked
at the nef' 11 *;' and succeeded in extricating
It. Hutchins has no knowledge of how or
when the needle got into his body.
A. M. Ozmun Dead.
I.OS ANGKI.ES. J*une 27.— A. M. Ozmun.
president of the Citizens' Bank, who was
stricken with paralysis on Sunday ni^ht,
died this evening. Mr. Ozmun never re
gained consciousnf-HS after h~ was
To Guard the Prison.
SAN DIEGO, June 2.— Former Chief of
Police James Russell of this city has
been appointed captain of the puard at
San Qut'iitln Prison, to take effect July 1. ]
An Interrupted Investigator.
"The New York Tribune says that ',
President Loubet has brains."
"That's all guesswork. But if they'd
let that frisky royalist alone who was |
hamering L/ooby on the head with a can<; !
he'd have found out."— Cleveland Plain I
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42131 if
who perspires freely, will be 'surprised
when he notes how much longer the
linen done up here keeps fresh and cool
when the thermometer is on the ram-
page, than that they have ever worn
before. Our hot weather laundry work
is "done up" for keeps, and you save
money by having it done here.
"No saw edges."
The United States Laundry, Office
1004- Market Street.
Telephone South 4-20.
/^%tK Dr. Gibbon's Dispensary,
MrjorJps 625 HK4RST ST. Established ••
HrTf"ffiSft in 1 " 5 3 for the treatment of Private
)%i5v,JaW nisenses, Lost Manhood. Debility or
K*t£a2w»e disease wearingon body and mind ana ■'
2ssa3psi2H bkin Diseases, doctor cures when
JJB^Ejßßra<.'.iiLi'sf2.!l. Try him. Charges lo^r"
?*I|aSS3ESs ('nrr«a;nnrantfrd. Call orwrlte.
•Dp. J. I. U9tt>K. Hex J"JS7. Francisco
Weak Men and Women
great Mexican remedy; give* health and
strength to sexual orsaoa. 'Depot, 823 Market.-.
i "~""*.
Pacific Coast Steamship Co,
1 1
t i'fejv Steamers leave Broadway
' *>33(B«fc^ wharf. Ban Francisco:
'■ I W*&Est&>. f" or -Alaskan ports, 10 a. »..
! ■ ZslPls*X&®k June 15 . M ' K. 30: Jaly 5>
! ' £33 nSS^i change at Seattle.
I 1 fssKv!«S ISJ3 For Victoria. Vancouver (B.
iSlmß^il^^l C), Port Townsend, Seattle.
if^^li|#j\ Taooma. Everett. Anacortes
■*«m^E and New Whatcom (Wash.).
10 a. m., June 15. 20, 25. SO:
July 5. and every fifth day thereafter; change
at Seattle to this company's steamer* for
j Alaska and Q. N. Ry. : at Tacoma to N. P.
! Ry. : at Vancouver to C. P. Ry.
For Eureka (Humboldt Bay), 2 p. m.. June
IS, 28, 28; July 3, and every fifth day there-
-1 after.
For Santa Cruz. Monterey, San Simeon.
i Cayucos, Port Harford (San liols Obispo).
Gavlota. Santa Barbara. Ventura. Hueneme.
. Pan Pedro, East San Pedro (TvOfl Angeles) and,
> Newport, 9 a. m.. June 17. 21, 25, 29; July 3.
, and every fourth day thereafter.
! For San Die^o, stopping only at Port Har-
i ford fSan Luis Obispo), Santa Barbara, Port
Los Anjreles nnd Redondo (Los Angeles), 11 a.
m.. June 18. 19. 23, 27; July 1. and every fourth
1 day thereafter.
For Ensertada, Mag-rialena Bay, San Jose del
."aho. Mazatlan. Altata, La Paz, Santa Rosalia
; and Guaymas (Mex.), 10 a. m.. 7th of each
For further information obtain folder.
The company reserves the right to chanfs
without previous notice steamers, sailing dates
and hmiro nf sn'lin?.
TICKET OFFICE —4 New Montgomery
! street (Palace Hotel).
10 Market «♦.. Pan Francisco.
, THE 0. R. & N. CO,
From Spear-street Wharf at 10 a. m. .
CADC ?1 2 l-'irst Clas* inclndlnK Barth»
rrtnC 58 Second Cln«i» and Meals.
Columbia sails June 22; July 2, 12, 22.
State of California calls June 17, 27; July T.
' 17. 27.
Short line to Walla Walla. Spokane, Butt*.
Helena and all points In the Northwest.
Through tickets to all points East.
E. C. WARD, General Agent,
630 Market street.
Stopping at Cherbourg, westbound.
From New York Eve"v Wednesday, 10 a. m.
St. Louis July ."IXew York ...August 2
New York July 12 1 St. Louis August 9
St. Paul July 19 St. Paul August 16
New York and Antwerp.
From New York Every Wednesday, 12 noon.
Kensington July SiA4ria July 2*
Noordland July 121 Pouthwark ...August 2
Frlesland July V.< WestPrnland Aug. 3
Seattle, St. Michael. Dawson City.
For full information reprardins freight and pas-.
sage apply, to
SO Montgomery St., or any of Its agencies.
vr nor First aijo Brannan streets, 1 p. m.. for
YOKOHAMA and HONGKONG, calling at
Kobe (Illogo), Nagasaki and Shanghai, and
1 connecting at Hongkong with steamers for
India, etc. No cargo received on board on day
of sailing.
NIPPON MARU Friday, June 30
AMERICA MART" Saturday. July 22
> HONGKONG MART' Thursday, August 17
j Round-trip tickets at reduced rates. For
1 freight and passage apply at company's office,
i 4"1 Market St.. corner First.
W. B. CURTIS. General Agent.
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United States Mnil Steamship*
Sail from New York Every Saturday fop
Glasgow, via Londonderry.
Saloon Passage. $50 and upward.
Second Cabin
City of Rome. $35. Other Steamers, #30.
Steerage Passage
Rome. $25.50. Furnessla, $24.50. Other
Strs.. $23.50.
For Book of Tours and Information apply t»
' General Agents, 7 Bowling Green. New York.
Or J. F. FUGAZJI. E Montgomery St.,
Or Ix F. COCKROFT. 114 Montgomery St.,
Or R. R. RITCHIE. 2 New Montgomery at,.
fHWSt&BHI The s - s - Australia
ll il>BM3roK&* sa Hs * or Honolulu
| H * BJllt *» Monday, July 8, at >
i 5.,^ V^*\ S. S. Marlposa Balls
J *<tP>ni 1< \nin'' vla Honolulu and
" cylCollDlliy^ Auckland for Sydney
(nft\\r\WU-~ Wednesday, July 12,
VVIII^UICep a t io p. m.
; Favorite Line Round the Worlrt, via Hawaii.
! Samoa, New Zealand. Australia, India. Sues.
; England, etc.; $610 first class. ■
' ;. D. SPHECKELS & EROS. CO., Agts., fl4Montoom€n
i Pier 7 : Foot Pacific St. Freight Office. 327 Market St.
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' Sailing every Saturday ftt 10 a. m. <J[jyOi
! from Pier 42 North River, foot of >«*"rare=»
Morton St. LA CHAMPAGNE, July 8; LA
! Aupust 5. FlrFt-clas? to Havr^e. $65 and up-
i ward 5 per cent reduction on round trip.' S«o-
-j ond-c'laea to Havre. ?!■".; M per cent reduction
on round trip. GENERAL AGENCT FOR
! way (Hudson building). New York. J. F. FU-
GAZI & CO., Pacific Coast Agents, 5 Montgom-
ery are., San Francisco.
Will leave Washington-street wharf at is a. m.
dally, returning from Stockton at 6 p. m.
! daily (Saturday excepted). Regular steamers
i leave Washington-street wharf at 6 p. m.
dally (excepting Sunday).
Telephone Main 805. , : :-/ : K*.'/;i
i — _______—_— — —^__^_^
L Steamer "Monticello.*"
HON., Tues.. Wed.. Thurs. and Sat. at 9:45
! a. m., 3:15, 8:30 p. m. (ex. Thara. night); Tri-
\ days. 1 p. m. and S:30; Sundays. 10:30 a. m., 1
; p. m. Landing and office. Mission street Dock.
Pier No. 2. Telephone Main 1508.
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