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Prevented From Deed
ing Away Property.
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To Escape Mrs. Gladstone the Ancient
Bridegroom Wants to Give
Up All to His Young
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£ June 20— Wedded Blanche & '
§ Walker, a High School pupil, £ j
."• aged 17. ."
O ' July 12— Sued for $500,- g
% 000 by Mrs. Elizabeth Glad- .g j
■ .'• stone for breach of promise. __ I
8 July 25— Prevented by his & ,
/> bankers from deeding all his p. j
'- property, valued at half a mil- £ |
§ lion dollars, to his young wife. _t j
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Oakland Office San Francisco Call,
90S Broadway, July 25.
The matrimonial path of Joseph Board- .
man, the aged millionaire, who last month
led pretty 17-year-old Blanche Louise j
Walk to the altar as his bride, is now
thickly strewn with a multiplicity of
thorns and family tribulations. Within
the past four weeks a world of sorrow
lias been added to the eccentric man's ;
Shortly after the May and December
nuptial affair, which created a decided '
sensation, troubles began brewing be- '
tween the aged benedict and his mother
in-law. Mrs. E. E. Walker, over the re
moval of shrubbery and trees and pet j
ornaments from his garden about his
residence on Eighth street, it being |
claimed that Mrs. Walker had acted too J
officiously in hiring a gang of men to
clear the place without consulting the j
owner, her .-in-law.
Soon after followed another sensation j
in the way of a suit brought by Mrs.
Elizabeth Glads a San Francisco .
widow, who demanded $300,000 damages as
balm for her lacerated affections, she I
alleging a breach of promise and relating
a story of how she had been jilted for i
the pretty Oakland school girl.
This suit is said to have so gnawed at
the sensitiveness of the aged capitalist
that ie knew not whither to turn for ad- i
vice, for he had severed his business re
lations with those who prior to the sur
prise marriage had managed his affairs,
and in his despair — it is claimed ley the
mother-in-law— he resorted to William
Anderson, his gardener, for advice; while .
others divine that the mother-in-law has
risen in all her might and usurped the !
throne of adviser. Either way the result
has been disastrous and responsible for !
the latest sensational chapter in Mr. {
Boardman's troubles, which was enacted
at tjiu Central Bank a few days ago,!
wherein the lie was passed between j
Banker W. G. Palmenteer and Dr. C. D.
Cleveland; a prominent physician of San
Francisco, who had come to Oakland
ostensibly to protect the Interests of his '
old friend. Mr. Boardman.
It appears that some one, either Gar- ■
dener Anderson or Mrs. Walker, the mother
in-law. had advised Boardman to deed all
his property to his young bride to protect
it from the possible encroachments of
Mrs. Gladstone, the suing widow. Mr. |
Boardman had been finally prevailed upon ,
to_do this, and the -in-law, so it is |
ssfh-nised. was once more triumphant, 1
but Mr. Boardman decided to first consult
his banker. Mr. Palmenteer. What fol
lowed is best told by Mrs. Walker:
"Mr. Boardman tame back from the ]
bank," said Mrs. Walker, "and told us
that Messrs. Palmenteer and Havens at I
the bank had advised .m not to deed |
away his property. Something was said
about a conspiracy and all that, but I
can't see why It's any of the banker's
business if Mr. Boardman wants to give
his wife his property to protect it from I
Mrs. Gladstone.
Well; Dr. Cleveland happened to be at !
our house the other day. He is an old '.
friend of Mr. man's, and BO after J
•we ail talked it over my -in-law and !
the doctor, together with Attorney George ;
De Golia, went to the bank again and de
manded the deeds. Messrs. I 'almenteer i
and Havens would not give them up.
"Oh, 1 am so mad 1 could fight. Just j
think. Those bankers wouldn't give Mr. '
Boardman the deeds ha belong to him. j
It's all a lie that I tried to Induce him
to deed his property to his wife, my !
daughter. Why pshaw! It was all tnc
doings of his hired man, William Ander- j
son. Boardman had been running over
to the city to see whether he couldn't
quash Mrs.. Gladstone's suit and it seems I
did not succeed, nd so Anderson told
him that if he deeded everything to hi.3 '
wife, why Mrs. Gladstone would get noth- i
From other sources it is learned thct
when Boardman, 'Attorney De Golia, the
bride |nd her mother visited the bank the
•'banker frankly admitted that his friend
Mr. Boardman had asked him for some
advice and that he had given him the ;
truth of the Iter, whereupon Mrs. Wal
ker proclaimed thai she aid "not pro
pose to see her daughter robbed," and
that "Boardman ought to sign the deeds
to protect her."
Banker Palman-teer, however, tried to
soothe matters by apprising Mrs. Wal
ker of the fact that the daughter would !
probably get the property when Mr.
Boardman dies. Attorney De Golia but
mired thai the aged capitalist might
make a will and cut his wife out. to
which the banker assented "He might."
At any rate Mr. Boardman would not
Fign. and the quintet left the bank cha
During the consultation at the bank Dr. !
Cleveland, it appears, had urged the
banker "to hand over the deeds and
straighten out matters." to which the :
hanker replied with the question: "If you
were Mr. Boardman's brother would you i
really advise him to deed the property j
ns you suggest?" >:-. Cleveland re- j
snondine affirmatively, the banker Ques
tioned his sincerity, whereupon the doctor
parsed the lie "nr-d by some it is said i
was promptly ejected.
OAKLAND, July 2.".— Frank Legeorge, j
an orphan, -aged 15 years, has been miss- j
ing from the ranch of Robert Lowry,
near Llvermore, the past week, and no j
trace of him can be found. The boy was ;
.taken from the orphan asylum at San
Rafael about five years ago and adopted j
by a woman who resides In San Fran- ]
cisco. Three years ago she placed the ■
lad with Lowry to train him as an agri
culturist. About a week ago the boy left
the ranch and has not been seen or heard
from since, and to-day Mr. Lowry ap
pealed to District Attorney Allen to use
his forts in trying to locate the missing
boy. Lowry is under the impression that
Frank Legeorge has been kidnaped. ■
' OAKLAND, July. Another robbery
committed last Sunday night has just !
been reported to the police, and it is sus- j
pected that the thief Is none other than the !
one who on the previous Sunday entered
the room of Mrs. B. F. Gordon at the i
Colusa House, carrying off valuable dia
monds and Jewelry. This time the thief i
visited the Avenue House, at Sixteenth ■
street and San Pablo avenue, carrying
off about $40 worth of goods from the
room of 0. I. Denison. Anions the stolen j
articles are several valuable shirt studs,
cuff buttons, wearing apparel and an El
gin gold watch, which was presented by
Mr. Denison to his wife over twenty years
ago. It is stated that the police have a
O'Gara Was Temporarily Insane.
• OAKLAND, July 25.— Charles D. O'Gara,
■■ the Democratic politician, was suffering
; from temporary insanity when he took his
■ life. This was the verdict of the Cor
; oner's jury to-night. Mrs. O'Gara was
i the chief witness. She stated that last
, Wednesday her husband left her at their
I residence after giving her $60. She did
! not see him again until he was found in
his saloon yesterday, after be had been
dead several da vs. Police Officer Morrison
testified that the saloon had been locked
\ from Wednesday until last night, when
i he broke it open.
Boy Cyclist Killed by a Car.
OAKLAND, July 25.-Roy James Bar
racks 12 years of ape. was instantly killed
to-night by a ear of the Hay wards elec
tric road at Elmhurst. Young Barracks
was riding his wheel on the track when
he was struck. The conductor says he
rang the bell but the boy did not appear
to heed it.
Mrs. Henry Shadle of Sacramento
Elected President of the Board
of Missions.
SANTA CRUZ, July 25.— The Christian
Women's Hoard of Missions held the
closing session of the convention at Gar
field Park to-day. The early morning
prayer meeting was led by Mrs. R. H.
Sawyer of Watsonville. At 9 o'clock the
convention proper was called to order by
the president, Mrs. Mary Hartley of
Berkeley. A parliament was held. The
first paper was by Mrs. R. N. Davis of
Gllroy, who spoke on "Why Are We Mem
bers of the Christian Women's Board of
Missions?" The work in America was
H. W. Field's Rough Rider Raid Through the Streets of Alameda.
outlined by Mrs. R. L. McHatton of banta
Cruz. "On the Foreign Field" was the
topic of an address by Mrs. J. Lipscomb
of Saratoga. Papers were read by Mrs.
Eli Fisher of Salinas, Mrs. Dr. Parker of
Salinas, Mrs. Grace Harland of Wood
land and Mrs. F. M. Kirkham of San
At noon a prayer meeting was held.
The devotional meeting this afternoon
was led by Mrs. Frank Ford of San Fran
cisco. This evening a praise service was
led by Miss Mary Durham of Irvington.
The devotional services were conducted
by Miss Vesta Vail. Addresses were de
livered by Rev. S. S. Murphy of Red Bluff
on "Home Missions," and Rev. H. K.
Willhite of Tulare on "Foreign Missions."
After the session a candy pull was given
for the benefit of the Santa Cruz Church.
At the afternoon session the board of
missions elected the following officers for
the coming year: President, Mrs. Henry
Shadle, Sacramento; first vice president,
Mrs. Sue K. Grant, Woodland; second
vice president, Mrs. W. H. Craycroft,
Warm Springs; secretary, Mrs. I*. B. Bur
ton, San Jose; State organizer, Mrs. Eli
Fisher, Salinas* superintendent of junior
work, Mrs. W. Powers, Vacaville; editor,
Mrs. S. P. Reed, Santa Cruz; distributor
of literature, Mrs. S. C. Kirkham. San
Francisco; district superintendents, Hum
boldt, Mrs. A. B. Marco, Eureka; Lake,
Mrs. W. T. Whitton; Sonoma, Mrs. Rob
ert Burnett, Santa Rosa; Sacramento,
Mrs. Allen, Vacaville; Colusa, Mrs. S. 6.
Murphy, Red Bluff; Chlco, Mrs. R. M.
Pimple, Chlco: Stockton, Miss Jessie
Powell, Lodi; Santa Clara. Mrs. J. Lips
comb, Saratoga; Fresno, Mrs. Angie Mar
tin, Fresno; Santa Cruz, Mrs. Dr. Parker,
Salinas; Bay, Mrs. J. Nash, San Fran
cisco; San Luis Obispo, Mrs. A. D. Suther
land, San Luis Obispo.
The Ministerial Union has chosen its
council as follows; R. N. Davis, Gllroy,
chairman; Rev. R. L. McHatton, Santa
Cruz; Rev. T. D. Butler. Oakland; Rev,
J. Pearce, Elk Creek; Rev. J. A. Brown,
Wheatland; Rev. J. I >. Wilmott. San Jose;
Rev. Thomas Lawson, Santa Clara; Rev.
J. H. Hughes, Chlco; Rev. Levi McCash,
Increase of Wages.
MARYSVILLE, July 25.— The manager
of the Marysville Packing Company made
a voluntary raise of about 30 per cent In
the *vages of the cannery employes . to
day. The increase is attributed to the
scarcity of help. There is work for about
200 more persons in the canneries here
abouts. In two weeks hop harvest will
provide employment for those who will
have concluded work In the orchards and
grain fields.
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Swims Forty -Three Miles.
LONDON, July 25.— The bicyclist Hoi- >
bein made a record swim from Blackwell j
to Gravesend and back to-day, covering
the distance, forty-three miles, in 12 hours,
27 minutes and -12 seconds. He finished
fresh and strong.
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Agricultural Directors Named.
SACRAMENTO, July 25. — Governor I
Gage to-day appointed the following
directors of agricultural district No. 43
(Lassen County): C. E. Emerson. William
Brockman, J. H. Holl, Charles Clark, W.
G. Bromly, James Snell, F. M. Holland
and W. E. Dozler. ....
Wild Ride Through
Alameda's Streets.
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When Officer Welch Attempted to
Stop Him He Fired Twice at the
Policeman's Head, Shat
tering His Hat.
ALAMEDA, July 25.— residents of
Alameda throughout the center of town
were plunged into a state of terror be
tween 2 and 3 o'clock this morning by the
insane antics of H. Willard Field, a young
society man and member of a prominent
Alameda family. He rode through the
City at breakneck speed on a steed with
out saddle or bridle, controlled only by a
halter rope, discharging a pistol at the
homes of the slumbering people, yelling
like a madman.
The whole night force of the Alameda
Police Department attempted to round up
the young man, and when Officer Dennis
Welch finally headed him off the lunatic
fired two shots at the policeman at close
range. Field eluded the police until 5
o'clock In the morning, when he was ar
rested by Officers Brampton and Law
rence as he was peacefully sleeping In his
room at his father's home, 717 Paru
The Police Department for some un
known reason made a determined effort to
protect the man who had nearly mur
dered one of its members. Everything
possible was done to keep the facts from
the newspapers, and Field was assisted
by them to freedom and nominal punish
ment. Some members of the force are in
dignant at the leniency shown Field, and
the public severely condemn the officials
for their action in the matter.
H. Willard Field is the third son of H.
K. Field, ex-Yosemlte Valley Commis
sioner and coast manager of the New
England Mutual Life Insurance Company.
Field Sr. is away in the country, and Wil
lard took advantage of his absence to in
dulge In a night of the wildest revelry
with a party of three companions. Early
Monday evening they hired a carriage at
a local livery stable and visited the way
side resorts along the San Leandro road,
returning to Alameda about midnight.
The quartet then repaired to the Field
mansion and had soon drained of their
contents the bottles of liquor on the side
board and consumed much wine that was
stored in the cellar.
It is presumed that this occupied their
time until about 2 o'clock this morning,
for at that time the lights in the house
were extinguished. What happened Im
mediately afterward is not known, but
at 2:30 o'clock three pistol shots startled
the neighborhood of Morton street and
Central avenue, many blocks away from
the Field residence. This was followed
by a crashing of glass, a series of demon
like yells and the noise of a horse's hoofs
as it galloped along Central avenue.
The man's arms were waving above his
head and the bright barrel of a revolver
could be plainly discerned shining in the
Officer Lawrence, who was patrolling
that section of the city, gave chase, but
the mad horseman easily distanced him.
The sound of the galloping horse died
away in the distance and the town pre
pared to resume its slumbers when two
more shots rang out in the vicinity of
Union street and Clinton avenue, nearly
a mile away from the scene of the first
disturbance. It was here that Officer
Welch started on the chase. He ran in
the direction from which came the sound
of the shots, but had covered but little
ground when another report came from
the direction of Walnut street and San
Antonio avenue. By this time the whole
night patrol was alarmed and running
through the streets in an effort to locate
the pistol wlelder.
When Welch reached San Jose avenue
and Willow street Field dashed by him
riding in the direction of Park street. The
officer shouted to him to stop. The answer
was two shots fired In the air. At Park
street and San Jose avenue the pistol
popped twice more. Riding across Park
street to Broadway Fields met Officer
Keyes, who tried to head him off. He
had to dodge three bullets for his effort
to stop the young man in his wild career.
There' was no more ' firing for at least
ten minutes. Field had stopped occasion
ally to reload his revolver and, according
to the belief of the police, it was emptied
for the second time when It was dis
charged at Keyes. At 2:50 o'clock Officer
Welch, who had returned to Central ave
nue and Lafayette street, heard a horse
coming up the avenue from the direction
of Grand street. Field had doubled back
on his pursuers and was again in the vi
cinity of where he had started on ais
escapade. The horse had been badly used
up and was moving slowly when it came
up to Welch. The officer recognized the
rider and, stepping in front of the ani
i mal, spoke to young Field.
"Hold on. Field, I want you, said
Welch, at the same time reaching for the
halter rope. '_ „
"You don't come any of that on me,
was Field's answer, and almost instantly
he leveled his revolver at Welch, who
was but a few feet away, and fired twice.
The first shot nearly grazed the officer
ear. The second went through the crown
of his hat, ranging downward and cutting
the rim. missing Welch's head by less
than an inch. '
The policeman was stunned for a.mo
ment by the Concussion and thought the
top of his head had been shot away.
When he pulled himself together and
drew his pistol Field had wheeled his
horse about and was again galloping down
the avenue, shooting right and left until
every chamber in his weapon had been
emptied. The officer took a shot at the
fleeing horseman, but the bullet failed to
reach him. ' _ '
Welch went to police headquarters,
where he was seen shortly after his ar
rival by a Call correspondent. He was
badly scared and hardly able to talk. He
professed ignorance of any shooting, de
nied that a bullet had gone through his
hat or that he knew the identity of the
man who had awakened Alameda from its
slumbers at such an unseemly hour. It
! was not until late in the afternoon, after
I the efforts of the police to suppress the
I truth had failed, that he consented to
talk. _ , . .
Officers Brampton and Lawrence found
, Field at his father's house sleeping off
! the effects of his carousal. At the police
station Sergeant Kamp insisted upon
booking him on the felony charge of as
sault with intent to commit murder. Some
• peculiar work was done at once. Chief
| of Police Conrad was soon in consultation
with influential friends and relatives of
the prisoner, with the result that Officer
Welch was not permitted to prefer the
felony charge. He was allowed, however,
to swear to a complaint before Justice of
the Peace Morris charging Field with dis
turbing the peace, and another before
Recorder St. Sure charging him with vio
lating a city ordinance which prohibits
the discharge of firearms within the city
limits. To both of these charges he plead
ed guilty and was fined $20 in each case.
His relatives at once spirited him out of
the city.
During his ride Field sent bullets Into
houses along the route taken, smashing
windows and doing other damage. Sev
eral of the missiles nearly hit the sleeping
occupants of the houses.
LONDON, July 25.— Truth says to-day:
The Queen has been undergoing a course
of treatment for ten weeks for her eyes,
as advised by Professor Pagensteicher of
Weisbaden, and I am rejoiced to say with
the most successful result.
The Queen's eyesight Is no longer in
danger and an operation will be unneces
sary. Her Majesty now wears powerful
glasses of unusually large size and with
black rims, which were ordered by Pro
fessor Pagensteicher. and when she is
obliged to use artificial light she prefers
a shaded wax candle.
ports from southern provinces show that
great distress has been occasioned there
by extremely heavy rain storms which
have recently prevailed. Many cities are
flooded and crops are completely ruined.
Respite for a Murderer.
SEATTLE, -July 25.— George Webster,
! who was to have been hanged at Spokane
I next Friday for the murder of Mrs. Asp
' lund, was granted an extension of life
to-day by United States District Judge
] Hanford. who refused his application for j
i a writ of habeas corpus but granted him
| leave to appeal to the United States Su
i preme Court. Pending a decision on the j
appeal the execution of Webster Is sus
| pended. In their application for a writ
of habeas corpus Webster's attorneys al-
I leged that one of the jurors that convict
| ed Webster was an alien, while another
was a client of the prosecuting attorney.
Governorship Contest Ends.
CARSON, Nev., July Argument in
the contest for the governorship of Ne
vada closed before the Supreme Court this
afternoon. Hon. Thomas Wren and Wil
liam Woodburn made the closing argu
ment for Governor Sadler and Judge Che
ney finished for McMillan. The case is
now in the hands of the court. With the
amount of material to handle it Is not
expected the court will hand down Its de
cision before September. .
Comedian Gerard Dead.
ADELAIDE. South Australia, July 25.—
Oscar Gerard, an American comedian,
who has been playing with the "Belle of
New York" Company here,, is dead. ■
Planning for the largest Parade
Ever Seen on the Streets of
San Francisco.
Having accepted the offer of General
Warfleld to allow the executive commit
tee of the joint committee of
the Native Sons and Daughters who
are preparing the reception of the Califor- ;
nia boys from Manila rooms in the Cali
fornia as headquarters, the rooms as
signed for that purpose were taken pos
session of yesterday by Grand Marshal
Pistolesi and Henry I. Fisher, who will
be in charge of them every day from 9
in the morning till noon, and from 1 in
the afternoon until 5 o'clock, and if It be
comes necessary some one will be there all
the time.
The first duty that was undertaken yes
terday was the preparing of about 750 in
vitations under the direction of the com
mittee appointed at the meeting held last
Monday night. The list will include every
society of whatever character, that the
committee can learn the name of, and i
there will be invitations to Federal, State ,
and city officials, to foreign Consuls and .
to officers of the army and navy. It is j
the desire of the committee that the pa- I
rade, which is to be held on the day fol- I
lowing the arrival of the fighters of the
Golden State, shall be the largest that has
ever been planned in this city.
The suggestion that was made in the
National Guard column of The Call last
Sunday has been taken up by the com- ]
mittee, and it is likely that the several
companies of the Fifth Regiment of In
fantry, which forms part of the Second ,
Brigade, to which the California First be
longs, will be furnished transportation
from the following points, where the com
panies are located: A at Oakland; B, ,
San Jose; C, Petaluma; D San Rafael, E.
Santa Rosa; F. Oakland: G. Alameda; H. |
Napa, to enable these guardsmen to greet
their fellow-soldiers on their return. The
Signal Corps of the Second Brigade will, |
as well as Troop A, cavalry, take part
in the reception. _ ,
A feature that the committee has under
consideration is the placing of
all the public school children
by schools along the line of march
provide them with flags to wave and
flowers to shower- on the heroes as they j
march past. And it is probable that an ,
effort will be made to have the children of ,
private schools do likewise. «_-*„
The subject of having appropriate floats |
in the parade has been discussed in some |
of the parlors of the Native Sons and of
the Native Daughters, but as i yet no defi- |
nite conclusion has been reached still it is j
thought that some will be Introduced -,^_ j
The Exempt Firemen, whose headquar- ,
ters are on Brenham place, and the as
sociation known as Sons of Exempts as
well as the Association of Veteran Fire- {
men, who have their headquarters In the
Pioneer building, will turn put with the
trappings of the days "of old, and each I
organization will man the ropes of appa
ratus that was in vogue when the volun
teer system was in operation in this city.
The- Naval Militia will also form part
of the great turnout, as light batteries
with rapid-firing guns.
Joseph W. Hughes of Sacramento,
erand chief ranger, and John J. Cord*. ,
grand secretary of the Foresters of Amer
ica wil 1 issue a circular to-day to all
the courts of the jurisdiction calling at
tention to the noble deeds of the soldiers
in the recent war as expressed in a resolu
tion adopted at the last held Grand Court
session In Santa Clara and winding up in
the following appeal: these resolutions
•'ln accordance with these resolutions
you are requested to appoint a committee
of three from your court to attend a meet
ing to be held Tuesday evening, August 8,
18», in the committee room, third floor.
Alcazar building. ISO O'Farrell street. San
Francisco, for the purpose ot^devUUlS
ways and means to give the First Cali
fornia Regiment, United States Volun
teers, a fitting reception and welcome on
their return from Manila."
Disturbed Political Conditions in the
Twenty-Eighth Reach a Climax.
The disturbed political conditions in the
Twenty-eighth District reached a climax
last night at the meeting of the regular
district club at Armory Hall, corner of
Second and Folsom streets, when John J.
Greeley took the platform and Introduced
a resolution branding John J. McGovern
as a traitor and reading him out or the
The resolution was unanimously adopt
ed but back of Greeley's unexpected
move there is quite an interesting story.
When the Commltte of One Hundred or
ganized a club in the Twenty-eighth Dis
trict some weeks ago under the leader
ship of J. D. Maxwell and John J. Ferris,
McGovern, Greeley and Assemblyman
Eugene Lacy created a rival club. The
political pot simmered antJ boiled between
the two rival organizations, but during
tire latter part of last week the repre
sentatives of the two clubs sat down to
gether and settled their differences. A
compromise was agreed upon and they
decided to consolidate the two organiza
tions. At the last minute McGovern noti
fied Ferris and Maxwell that his organ
ization had decided against consolidation.
Accordingly McGovern called a meeting
of the club, but Greeley and Lacy, who
seem to have the entire following of the
club, marshaled their supporters and
brought them over last night to the feast
of consolidation. •
It is now rumored that McGovern In
tends to join hands with Larry Conlon,
who represents Buckley's interests in the
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Democrats in the Twenty-Eighth.
The Democrats of the Twenty-eighth
Assembly District held a high jinks last
night at Third and Hunt streets. The
Buckley element was largely in evidence,
and speeches were made by James Bow
lan, Thomas Egan. Dr. Loryea and R.
Porter Ashe approving the policy of the
Buckley regime. Bowlan in his talk said
that the Examiner would hereafter keep
its literary hands off Mr. Buckley for its
own welfare. The enrollment committee
reported a total membership of 340. At
the end of the regular meeting short ad
dresses and songs were given by Walter
Curley, Dan Maloney. J. Collins and John
D. Condon.
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The Mechanics' Institute has gone in for
the poster fad. The board of directors
decided last night to offer a prize for
the poster accepted for the coming fair.
All the posters submitted in competition
are to be placed on exhibition.
To givo the public a chance to say what
sort of public improvement it most de
sires Curtis Tobey Jr.. a member of the
institute, sent the board a communica
tion suggesting that every architect and
civil engineer in San Francisco be invited
to submit plans in competition for some
public improvement, the prize to b_
awarded to the specifications receiving
the largest public vote during the fair.
The suggestion will probably be adopted.
The University of California sent sev
eral letters to the effect that it will 1 aye
an exhibit at the fair. It is probable
that the art exhibit made at the National
Educational Convention will be part of
this exhibit, as well as designs from the
College of Mechanical Arts.
Th- United States War Department no
tified the institute that the old wooden
cannon captured by the Twenty-third
United States Infantry near Malolos In
the Philippines would be at the institute's
service whenever desired. This cannon is
made of a piece of gaspipe driven into
a log. the log then being bound around
with hoops.
The ladies In charge of Sacred Heart
booth at St. Brendan's Fair have left
nothing undone to make to-morrow even
ing's entertainment a success. The rapid
sale of tickets indicates a crowded house.
The programme includes the following
. Selections by the Orpheus Glee Club
director, Professor Sandy; soprano solo,
Mrs. McGlade; song and dance, little lima
McAvoy; instrumental duet, the Misses
Hlckciy"; bass solo. S. J. Sandy; selections
by Professor Miller on his combination
silver orchestra (four pieces manipulated
by one man'; humorous selections by
Herbert Ely of the Occidental minstrels,
accompanied by S. Yale; cakewalk. Mas
ter Buttner and Marguerite <'ronin; con
tralto solo, by Miss Adeline, E. Blrchler;
tenor solo, by Harry Wood Brown; Irish
dancing. Professors O'Connor and Kelll
her; selections by Orpheus Glee Club. The
price of admission will be 25 cents and
tickets can be had at the hail. ir,u : .-:**-
James Cassin and John Beach Escape
From Transport Tartar While
Drunk and Abuse Citizens
on the Street.
Two soldiers who ran amuck on the
Barbary Coast early yesterday morning
narrowly escaped being responsible for a
murder before the*.* were landed in the
California-street station by the police.
Both were scheduled to sail on the trans
port Tartar on Sunday night, but before
the vessel left the wharf th&y changed
their plans for. the Manila trip, and,' se
curing two loaded Krag-Jorgensen rifles,
escaped, hatless and coatless, to shore and
immediately became the terrors of the
dance halls and saloons on the Barbary
Coast. About 2:30 yesterday morning
they landed In a saloon on the first floor
of the Prescott House at 933 Kearny
street. Both were drunk, and after driv
ing every one from the place one of them
discharged his rifle at the ceiling over
head. The bullet passed through several
boards into a room occupied by Gustav
Welman, who conducts a jewelry store at
622 Merchant street. In tearing its way
through the floor of the upper room it
struck a gas pipe and glanced. Had the
missile continued in a straight path it
would probably have killed the jeweler.
After deserting the Tartar the soldiers,
whose names are James Cassin and John
Beach, entered saloon after saloon, in
each place driving out the occupants and
threatening life. While on the street they
prodded pedestrians with their bayonets
.- nd usually had the sidewalk to them
selves. In several houses they smashed
whatever they got their hands on and
tore the blinds from a building on Mont
gomery avenue.
When the shot was fired they again
started on their rampage, but were met
by Police Officers Peters and Cavanaugh,
who had been detailed to round up the
murderous soldiers. When the officers ap
proached both of the men made motions
as if to shoot should any attempt be made
to arrest them. By strategy the officers
succeeded in getting close enough to the
fellows to seize their weapons. A struggle
commenced and the soldiers, disarmed of
their rifles, reached for knives which they
carried in their belts. Officer Cavanaugh
quickly subdued his man, but Peters was
not co fortunate with his. The scuffle
with the latter was long, during which
the soldier made repeated efforts to get at
his knife. At length Special Officer Dag
gett and several citizens came to the of
ficer's assistance and soon had the culprit
handcuffed. _ .
At .he police station Cassin was recog
nized as the man who did the shooting
and in addition to being booked for dis
turbing the peace he has a charge of dis
charging firearms within the city limits
placed against his name. Beach will have
to stand trial for disturbing the peace
The military authorities were notified
yesterday and will take action on the
disgraceful conduct of the soldiers. Of
ficer Peters visited the Presidio and laid
the matter before the authorities.
C. L.. P. Marais, a well-known local
newspaper man, was appointed assistant
secretary and commercial representative
of the California commission to the Paris
Exposition at a meeting of that body yes
terday at the Occidental Hotel. The ap
pointment was made on the recommenda
tion of Raphael Weill, the presidents of
the different French banks and leading
members of the French colony.
Mr. Marais will leave for Paris on the
15th of next month to procure headquar
ters in the business portion of that' city
and to generally look after the business
of the commission until it arrives.
The Southern Pacific has hit upon a co
lossal advertising scheme. It will erect
a building of its own at the Paris expo
sition, where will be exhibited the re
sources of such portions of the State as
are tapped by its various lines. For this
purpose the company has set aside ; the ;
sum of $50,000, and its expenditure has
been placed in the hands of W. H. Mills, |
who will superintend the scheme.
Dr. H. R. Morton Sr., the pioneer den
! tist, who died on Saturday last, was buried
at Laurel Hill Cemetery yesterday after
c noon under the auspices of Hesperian
I Grove No. 13 of the Order of Druids. In
I compliance with the wishes of the de
ceased no religious services were held,
■ but the services of his order were read
i at Druids' Hall by Past Noble Grand H.
.1. <;cl!er. who concluded by paying an elo
quent tribute to the memory of the de
The funeral Was largely attended by
Pioneers and their families. Floral trib-
u tes were heaped in rich profusion around
; the casket. A floral pillow of large size
came from Hesperian Grove: a broken
i wheel was from the sons of the deceased
and scores of bouquets and other pieces
came in m friends. Dr. Morton was one
jof the best known men on the coast. He
! came here in 1846 and entered into the
practice of his profession. He was a
prominent factor in political and fraternal
! circles.
as anticipate"-, me win vi me miß Jo
seph M. Wood has been assailed, and a
lengthy and bitter legal battle will oc
cupy the courts before the order for dis
tribution of the estate is made. Yesterday
afternoon the children of the deceased
capitalist filed a contest to the will, on
the ground that the deceased was of un
sound mind when he affixed his signature.
Evans & Meredith have been retained by
the contestants to make the attack upon
the will. Decedent's estate has been ap
praised at $273,000, and it is for the largest
portion that the children intend to fight,
and for that purpose have joined forces.
. ■ ♦ .
Death of H. C. Lambert.
One more of the number who arrived In
Yerba Buena in 1849 has passed away.
This time the telegraph announces the
death of Henry C. Lambert at \Ve=>t New
ton, Mass., on the 18th Inst, at the age of
87 years. The deceased was born In Eng
land In 1812. On arriving in the United
States he located in Massachusetts,
where he was ordained a minister of the
Unitarian church. .
Previous to hig leaving Massachusetts
in 1849 he fitted out two vessels for the
Golden Gate, one of which was the Dux
bury, and which put into Bolinas, which
circumstance gave to the reef at that
place the name of Duxbury Reef. Be
sides his widow, who is now S3 years of
age, and several grown-up sons and
daughters, the deceased leaves a brother,
Charles Lambert, a resident of Oakland,
to mourn his demise.
Special Cable to The Call and the New York
Herald. Copyrighted, 1899. by James Gor
don Bennett.
ROME, July 25.— The Pope has charged
i the Commissioner of Cardinals with the
j duty of studying the doctrines of Chris
j tian socialism in order to preyent his be
! ing misled through an imperfect under
standing of the question. In the mean
! time his Holiness has forbidden Father
■ Semeria to continue his lectures favoring
I the movement.
Sailing every Saturday at 10 a. m. <**¥??«
from Pier 42. North River, foot of •_«■«»»
Morton st. LA GASCOGNE, J«ly 29; LA
August 12: LA BRETAGNE. August 19; LA
NORMANDIE. August 26. First-class to
Havre. $63 and up-.-ard, 6 per cent reduction
on round trip. Second-class to Havre $45* jq
per cent reduction on round trip. GENERAL
ADA. 32 Broadway (Hudson building) New
York. J. F. FUGAZI & CO.. Pacific Coast
Agents. 5 Montgomery aye.. San Francisco.
PHff-flHl,--} V* S - & Australia
18 *J_fi ■*??"_ for Honolulu
_*X-* m "- ,w Wednesday. July H.
a »t 2 p. ra.
G4_t__._'S\ s - 6 Moana rails
>JpJimSfin<J * ,a Honolulu and
C^WIIOIHU^ Auckland for Sydney
V-"'r-" J,w ? at 10 p. Augu ' x
Favorite Line Round the -World. 'rla Hawaii.
Samoa, New Zealand. Australia. India. Sues,
England, etc.; $810 first class.
J. 0. SPRECKELS & BROS. CO.. Agts.. 114 Montgomery
Pier 7, Foot Pacific SL Freijht Office, 327 Market SL
Always sees that his linen and fancy
vests are well laundered, white and im-
maculate. "We are catering just now
to the summer man in laundering
everything that is necessary to his hot
weather apparel. Negligee shirts, duck,
pique and crash suits, fancy vests and
white linen collars, shirts and cuffs.
Ladies' shirt waists, dickies, etc.; we
launder just like new.
The United States Laundry. Offlca
1004 Market Street.
Telephone South 4-20. ,
Oakland Office, 54-2 Eleventh St.
■ i
Cape Nome
Golofvin and St. Michael,
Connecting With River Boats For "
And All Points on the YUKON RIVER. \
Will Dispatch the Steamer
HIGGINS, Master. " " '
From Spear Street Wharf.
FRIDAY, July 28th, at 3 P. Mi
For Passage and Freight Rates Apply at
Once at Company's Offices, 139 Post St.
The New Steamer
Carrying U. S. Mail.
Will leave San Francisco about August 1 for
above points, making prompt connections with
our river steamers on the Yukon River.
For freight, passage and further information
apply to .
310 Sansome St., San Francisco, Cal.
Pacific Coast Steamship Co.
j __, Steamers leave Broadway
W&fc_^ wharf, San Francisco:
! SgSSSafcH. For Alaskan ports, 10 a. m..
l_P_3tt July "'- °* August 4. change
I i_-_S_N V-l For Victoria, Vancouver (B.
C___^_3 C.), Port Townsend, Seattle.
1 i*^""^* t\_u\ Tacoma, Everett, ■ Anacortes
* and New Whatcom (Wash.),
t * 10 a. m., July 2.">. 30. August
4 and every fifth day thereafter: change at
Seattle to this company's steamers for Alaska
and G. N. Ry.: at Tacoma to N. P. Ry.; at
Vancouver to C. P. By- _ . - _,_
For Eureka (Humboldt Bay) 2 p. m., July
23, 28. August 2. and every fifth day there-
a For Santa Cruz. Monterey, San Simeon.
Cavucos Port Harford (San Luis Obispo),
Gavlota. Santa Barbara. Ventura. Hueneme
e-Jnn Pedro East San Pedro (Los Angeles) and
Newport! 9 a. m.. July 23, 27. 31, August 4.
and every fourth day thereafter.
For San Diego, stopping only at Port Har-
ford (San Luis Obispo), Santa Barbara. Port
Los Angeles and Redondo (Los Angeles), 11 a.
m.. July 25, 29, August 2. and every fourth day
tl For a Ensenada. Magdalena Bay. San Jose del
Cabo 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 change
without previous notice steamers, sailing dates
and hours of sailing. ■ __ '
TICKET OFFICE -4 New Montgomery
■street (Palace Hotel).
10 Market st.. Pan Francisco.
THE 0. R. & N. GO.
From Spear-street Wharf at 10 a. m.
CADE Sl2 First Class Including Bert»
lAnt 68 Second Class and Meals.
Columbia sails July 22.
State of California sails July 27.
Short line to Walla Walla, Spokane, Butte,
Helena and all points in the Northwest.
Through tickets to all points East.
E. C. WARD, General Agent.
630 Market street.
GOODALL, PERKINS * ™ __,_„_,, nt ____ cn _
Stopping at Cherbourg, westbound. .
From New York Every Wednesday, 10 a. m.
New York.... August X I New York. . . .August 23
St Louis August 9 St. Louis August 30
St. Paul August 16 1
New York and Antwerp.
From New York Every Wednesday, 12 noon.
A drla July 26 1 Kensington ....Aug. 19
Southwark ..August 2 Noordland Aug. 23
Westemland ...Aug. 9
Seattle, St. Michael, Dawson City.
For full Information regarding freight and
passage npply to
30 Montgomery St.. or any of its agencies.
ner First and Brannan streets. 1 p. m., for
YOKOHAMA and HONGKONG, calling at
! Kobe 'Hloga), Nagasaki and Shanghai, and
connecting at Hongkong with steamers tor
! India, etc. No cargo received on beard on day
! of palling. ...
i AMERICA MARU Wednesday, July 21
, HONGKONG MARU Thursday. August IT
NIPPON MARU Tuesday. September 13
Round-trip tickets at reduced rates. For
i freight and passage apply at company's office.
421 Market st., corner First.
W. B. CURTIS. General Agent.
». _
Will leave Washington-street wharf at 8 a. m.
dally, returning from Stockton at 6 p. m.
daily (Saturday excepted). Regular steamers
leave "Washington-street wharf at 6 p. m.
dally (excepting Sunday). . r
Telephone Main 805. .-; -
, — . __—__—_,
Steamer ''Monticello."
MON. Tries.. Wed., Thurs. and Sat. at 9:45
a. m.. 3:15. 8:30 p. m. (ex. Thurs. night); Fri-
days, 1 p. m. and 8:30: Sundays. 10:30 a. m.. 3
p m. Landing and office. Mission-street Dock,
Pier No. 2. Telephone Main 1508.
a Gibbon's Dispensary,
025KEABBYST. Established
In 1834 for the treatment of Private
Diseases, Lost Manhood Debility or
disease wearing oh body and mind ana
Skin Diseases. The doctor cures when
others ffJL Try him. Charges low.
Cnre* raßrantred. CtJlorwrita,
2>r. J. «** WIBBQN, Bex 1997. «j*fc >'__-■*■

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