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Crichton at Redlands.
REDLANDS, Oct. 19.— W. D. Crichton spoke to-night In the Academy of Music to a large audience. There was consider ahia enthusiasm. . * Special Dispatch to The Call. LOS ANGELES. Oct. 19.— The question whether an ante-nuptial contract could be made, whereby a husband could be re leased from supporting and maintaining his wife after contracting marriage. wa3 brought up before Judge Allen to-day. Simon BenlolT filed an answer to the complaint of. his wife In a suit to compel him to support her. They were married on March 20, 1S99, and a child was born on September 14 of the same year. Benloff never lived with his wife after the mar riage, but has paid $10 a week since the birth of their child for its support. His answer acknowledges the paternity of the child, and as an answer to why he has never supported his wife he sets up an ante-nuptial contract, In which It was agreed between himself and his wife that they should marry so that the child would be made legitimate, but that further than paying $10 a week for Its support Mrs. Benioff should have no claim on his prop erty, nor should he prc'/lde for her main tenance. Judge Allen. In making an order for $50 attorneys' fees and $10 per week during, the pendency of the suit, said: Any man marrying a woman under the cir cumstances set forth in this answer should be the last one on earth to »ay anything about it. It Is positively revolting to a respectable com munity. As to this ante-nuptial contract, if it Is valid, then the marriage is void, as the code regulating the marriage tie provides for support and maintenance of the wife and fam ily. A contract made vitiating this provision would, to my mind, render the marriage con tract void. If my view \a correct then the very thin* Benioff sought to avert has come to his child. ¦ Ruling Against a Man "Whose Bride to-Be Had Agreed That He Need Not Support Her. ANTE-NUPTIAL PACT HELD TO BE INVALID GENEROUS DOWNPOUS FROM TUB HEAVENS Fall of Rain in Central and North ern California Beneficial to Fanners and mine.s. 'Ufi: 1 MILTON, Oct. 13.— A general storm Is prevailing through this part of the coun try to-day. Reports brought In from the mining towns Indicate a considerable fail, with all Indications pointing to It3 con tinuance. In this vicinity the storm in sures new feed, which will be a great ben efit to stockowners. In the mining region a sufficient fall will result in starting up those mines which have been shut down for some time for lack of water. This r»aar.s the employment of many workmen at good wages. SAXTA ROSA. Oct. 19.— Ratn began to fall here at an early hour this morning and has continued ever since. The Indica tions are that It Is general throughout the county. No especial damage will result, as farmers generally are prepared for winter rains. JAMESTOWN. Oct. 19.— It commenced raining about 1 a. m. to-day. Up to 5 p. m. the precipitation was 1.4o Inches. The Tuolumne Water Company's reservoirs are full. In another week repairs will have been completed upon the flumes and water and power supplied to the mining companies of Tuolumne County. PACIFIC GROVE. Oct. 19.— A fine soak ing rain fell here this afternoon, the pre cipitation being slightly under a halj inch. The downpour Is believed to be general throughout this section and Is welcome to the ranchers. GRASS VALLEY. Oct. 10.— Over two inches of rain fell during the twenty-four hours ending at noon to-day, making a total of 5.54 Inches for the season. The Indications are for more. SAN JOSE, Oct. 15.— Rain haa been fall- Ing- nearly all day and heavy showers aro expected to-night. STOCKTON. Oct. 19.— A heavy rain fell here to-day, damaging unthreshed beans JV.'ost of the hay is under cover or in watersheds. SMBiiaBSGnanBKMM SANTA CRCZ. Oct. 19.— The rainfall continues without Interruption and la do ing some damage to the grapes on tha vises. MORENO WIIX SOON BE ERASED FROM THE MAP Business Houses and Dwellings Be ing Removed to Riverside Be cause of Lack of Water. RIVERSIDE, Oct. 19.— The uncompro mising little settlement in the Moreno Valley will soon be erased from the map if present Indications count for anything. Several business houses of Moreno are on wheels, being moved to Riverside by their owners, and one person estimates that thirty-five other buildings have already been brought here during the past year. The cause of this wholesale exodus Is the failure of the water company to de liver sufficient water to settlers. Eight years ago the town of Moreno was estab lished under auspicious circumstances. A tine hotel and several substantial brick blocks were built and a good newspaper nourished for a time. Settlers bought land. Bet it out In groves and the new town seemed to promise much, but the drought came and the company that sold the land was unable to supply the water necessary to keep the trees and vegetation thriving. Consequently the residents of Moreno and many of the ranchers were compelled to abandon their homes and seek pastures new. Many came to River side, purchased lots and are moving their houses upon them. SAN FRANCISCO YOUTH CHARGED WITH FRAUD SAN JOSE. Oct. 19.— As an aftermath to a fast and furious time, G. Wempe, a young blood of San Francisco, has got himself into a financial entanglement which will necessitate his appearance in Justice Rosenthal's court here. Wempe attended the fair and races. Luck was against him and he lost his money. He appealed to friends for aid and they in troduced him to Thad Hobson of the T. W. Hobson Company. A loan of J130 was asked and Hobson readily complied, giv ing him a check on the First National Bank, and taking an oroer on the firm of Wempe Bros., paper-box manufacturer of San Francisco, for the money. Wempe paid he was one of the flrm and the money would be quickly forthcoming. Hobson sent his order to the flrm, but it would not honor it. To-day he swore to a complaint charging Wempe with ob taining money under false pretenses. The young man also left other creditors here, and they are threatening to take the same steps. Young Wempe is said to be heir to J1W.000. VANCOUVER. Oct. 19.— The steamer Dolphin arrived early this morning from Skaguay with 240 passengers, who are about the last who will come out from liawr-on this season. She brought $200,000 in gold, of which $05.<X>0 was owned by Ed McKeown, formerly a policeman of Winnipeg. McKeowfi has been in the north two year-; and was "broke" when he went there. Other passengers had the remainder of the money in smaller amounts. Tom Lan*> an-! his brother, William, are two young Knerlishmen who went in early last war. They sold out, making lla-O" 1 © each. O. H. Burke, formerly a resident of Fresno County. Cal., comes out with $22.<i00. and two other rich Americans ¦cere Mr. and Mr?. James Wright. The mwi startling incident of the trip out occurred when the steamer was with in a day of Vancouver. Many of the passengers declared that for a few min u:«*p they never expected to see shore again. The steamer came out toward <j:ieo:i Charlotte Sound late in the night *rd was caught in a rainstorm in th« worst part of the entrance. The en trance is dotted with scores of little isl ands, and in thp blackness of the night the Ftf-amer lost her way. She felt around for a while and a littl" later the v.ind came in from the wc-pt in a way that made the waves dance up and down around her high enough to drt-neh all those on d*-ck. Soon it was blowing a hurricane, and the speed was reduced so that the PfeBsel could stop on the shortest notice. This care probably saved her from gnjng upon the rookF. for suddenly break ers were noticed siraipht Hhead. and not more than 300 fert from the bow of the ressel was the Fhore of one of the isl ands. The vessel backed away quickly and soon afterward found the" cji.innel, but it was a clos«» call. More than ltwo persons arrived In Ska^uay during the last week in Srptom ber, making a record month for travel over th«" White Pass Railway, whose trains were packed on day and night runs. The !in<» of railway is= 112 miles long, and it is said to have cleared more than CljOOOjQOO profit uuring September alone. Jis rates ;tre from five to ten times as Jiich as other American railways. <i. V. Krazier. a Vancouver merchant, fay.* that there are twenty-four cases of frmallpox in Dawfion and more on the creeks. No deaths have occurred, but the yuaruntine of s-everal of the principal creeks is b<ing k^pt up. MINERS SUFFER HARDSHIPS. Face Starvation in Rushing' to New Gold Fields on Clear Creek. VICTORIA, Oct. 19.— At least 100 of those who stampeded to the new strike- on C.'car Creek, up the Stewart River from L>awson and the Klondike, suffered great piivations. They were lost In the hills while making their way across the Ci-ide, and with their scant supplies (for they left Dawson with no more than they could entry) they were soon without food other than the roots or berries they could find and what they could shoot. "I do not think that any have lost their live*, although it is not impossible that such should havo been the cas». However. there are quite a number of creeks tribu tary to the Stewart and Indian rivers •Wining the district, and all or nearly all would Jind th«>se and would make their v.ay to the rivers. I saw a. large number tome Into the camp emaciated and «x huu>ted from the privations suffered dur ing their period of starvation. They wore [a rags. Their clothing literally hung tJ ECtber with Dins." This is the statement made by E. E. Scroggie of Scroggle Creek, who arrived ht-re to-r.ight from the new finds on Clear Creek. Mr. Scroggie says (and In this nt is confirmed by the Mining Recorder of the district, who came out with him) that the new tind is an El Dorado. It is a rival of the Klondike. The Canadian Rank of Commerce and the Alaska Commercial Company have al roiidy eut in and stores are being started. Th«? only thing which prevents a town be ing built is the lack of material. • The bed rock in the district Is shallow, being reached at four feet, and the miners have Senator Luchslnger and Assemblyman Anderson were given a rousing reception tt the City Hall to-night under the auspices of the McKinley and Roosevelt Club. Huge bonfires lighted the streets, and the McKinley and Roosevelt Club, nearly 200 strong, headed by Hearn's fa mous juvenile band, marched to the Pal ace Hotel and escorted the speakers to the hall through a blaze of rockets and red fire. Major Charles L. Hewes of the State Militia and president of the local Republican Club, acted as president of the meeting. After a short address by Luch singer and Anderson, Metcalf was intro duced and held the attention of the large audience for nearly two hours, speaking on the tariff and Philippine questions. PHELAN AND GRAVES SPEAK. San Francisco's Mayor Addresses a Los Angeles Audience. LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19.— The local De mocracy to-night shook itself from the apathy that has enveloped it throughout the campaign and prepared a big demon stration in honor of William R. Graves, the candidate for Congress in the Sixth District, Mayor Phelan of San Francisco and Chairman J. C. Sims of the State Central Committee. A mass meeting was held in Hazard's Pavilion and was at tended by 3500 persons, who received each speaker with enthusiasm. Ex-Mayor Meredith P. Snyder, who is again a candidate for re-election, presided and introduced William R. Graves as the first speaker. Mr. Graves in a brief speech declared that he was neither lost nor cone before, but was the real candidate for Congress. He •emphatically denied that there was any collusion or fraud in his nomination or that it was accomplished by any compact or understanding with the Southern Pacific Company. The charge that he was put up to be knocked down or to assist in the election of any other candidate he branded as a baseless fabrication; nor was there any lack of enthusiasm on his part, because he be lieved the country would go Democratic Nothing but physical inability had pre vented him prosecuting his canvass hith erto. In conclusion Mr. Graves promised "to discuss things" later and made way for Mayor Phelan. Mayor Phelan's speech was mainly de voted to an arraignment of the adminis tration's policy in the Philippines and to the dangers of militarism. In concluding he said: This is the first opportunity the people havo had to speak. If they are blind to the lessons of history, to the genius of their institutions to the sacred character of their constitution' they will rue the day. If they rebuke the ad mln.t«tratlon another evidence will be ulv«»n to the world of the Intelligence, power and pa triotism of the American people. Chairman Sims was the last speaker on the programme, but before he had fairly started his argument the audience had dispersed and he withdrew. TRACY'S WELCOME TO WOODS Republican Flambeau Clubs Parade the Streets of the Town. TRACY, Oct. 19.— Sam D. Woods, Re publican candidate for Congress in this district, was given a great welcome to his home county at Tracy to-night. The Rough Rider Club and a band attended from Stockton and were here supple mented by a local club of torch and flam beau bearers. For an hour before the time set for the meeting to begin the air was clamorous with the shouts of march ing men and brilliant with the flare of great bonfires and bursting bombs. The 'hall- where the meeting was held was not nearly large enough to hold those who sought admission. After the meet ing. the streets were crowded with people wearing Woods buttons and shouting For the next Congressman from this district. Bonfires Blaze , at Tulare. TULARE, Oct. 19.— Hon. Jud Rush, the eloquent Los Angeles Democratic speaker, addressed a large and enthusiastic audi ence here this evening. It was composed largely of farmers; from the- surrounding country. Music was supplied by, the Tu lare brass band and bonfires and cannon ading enlivened' the evening. STOCKTON. Oct. 19.— Inclement weath er, theaters, concerts and rival political gatherings failed to lessen the magnifi cence of the reception to Samuel M. Shortridge this evening. The Republican marching clubs had gone to Tracy to as sist in the Woods demonstration, yet Ma sonic Music Hall was filled to overflowing with enthusiastic bupporters of the ad ministration. Among the vice presidents were several former Democrats. Mr. Shortridge spoke for nearly two hours and held the undivided attention of liis auditors from first to last. The speaker said he assumed that Democrats were actuated by the same patriotic mo tives that inspired Republicans, but they were certainly under false leaders. It was a refreshing sign of the times to hear their laudations of the immortal Lincoln, and it would not be too much to hope that twenty years from now the opposition orators would be referring to the wise and statesmanlike policy of William. Mc- Kinley. Mr. Shortridge declared in his own in imitable style that the Republican party stood for the flag. The Republicans could not see In that glorious banner a symbol of oppression. If the standards of des potism* could circle the world with con quests, why should not the beams of con stitutional liberty emanating from, the glorious ensign throw their radiance over the dark places of the world? The Republican party, he said, stood for sound money, the- system which had made the nation and individuals solvent, in creased the per capita circulation and re stored the waste places of Democratic misrule with peace and plenty. The party of McKinley would rather have Chaffee and MacArthur upholding the dignity of the flag in the Orient than to have Gen eral Coxey marching through this coun try- It stood for protection, the creator of our industrial prowess and wage-su premacy. The merchant marine, now in Its infancy, would be brought to invinci ble prowess on every sea through Repub lican policy. The Republican party stood for rational and effective legislation against criminal trusts, he declared. While Mi. Bryan had been talking the party had passed and attempted to execute the only anti-trust laws upon the Federal statute books. It would proceed by legitimate and lawful means to abate such evils as may exist, but did not believe that legitimate efforts to raise prices, as with the raisin and orange growers of California, should bo harassed by blatant demagogy. ENTHUSIASM AT RED BI/CTFF. Democrat Who Renounced Bryanism Gives His Reasons. RED BL.UFF, Oct. 19.— There was a magnificent demonstration here to-night in honor of Congressman Barham and. Hon. T. B. Dozier of Redding/ who re cently-renounced Bryanism to stump the State for McKinley. Fireworks and music called out an Immense throng, and it was one of the greatest meetings ever reld here. Colonel Runyon, chairman of the County Committee, presided. Judge Barham delivered a strong ar raignment of the Democratic party on the trust question and backed what he said by the Congressional Records. Pie urged the election of Hon. F. L. Coombs to Con gress, referring to his ability as a legis lator and as Minister to Japan. He de clared the issue in the campaign was bryanism. Captain Dozier handled the Philippine question in a convincing way and made a n.aeterly argument- for McKinley and continued prosperity. He was warmly congratulated by scores in the ¦ audience for his effort. Tehama County has always been Demo cratic by from 75 to 300 majority, but the Republicans have strong hopes of carry ing the county this year. . BENICIA REPUBLICAN RALLY. BENTCIA, Oct. 19.— Notwithstanding the Inclement weather. Congressman Metcalf, Gathering of Voters. Congressman Metcalf Talks to Large taken out as high as 60 cents and 75 cents to the Dan. Among the miners who were lost in crossing from the Klondike to the Clear Creek finds, said Mr. Scroggie, was Frank Blavin, the pugilist. A very rich find has also been made on Dornix Creek, above Frazler Tails, where pans of $1 45 were being taken out. There were between 601 and 7<X> people in the dis trict and more were going in daily. I TTTCTNELrNG UNDER TTJNDRA. Nome Corporation Hopes to Find a Vast Bed of Gold. • TACOMA, Oct. 19. — Nome advices state that for nearly three months past the Cape Nome Gold Mining and Transporta tion Company has been working the tun dra adjoining the beach directly west of lewn, and about seven miles out. The utmost secrecy has been observed regard- Ing operations. No outsiders have been allowed within twenty-live yards of tlie shaft, no information has been given out, a:)d the general public has been made lo understand that the company wants •.very one on the outside to "keep off the tundra." The company owns twenty-one claims and emplovs thirty men. running day and night shifts. Two shafts have been nunk sixty feet to bedrock, and four tunnels are being run— north, south, east and west. One runs under the sea. The com panv's object is to locate an old rivor bed "which, if found, it believes, will pro duce millions. Steamship Dolphin Arrives With Passen gers Carrying Sacks of Treasure. Special Dispatch to The Call. LAST OF THE MINERS TO COME OUT FROM DAWSON Special Dispatch to The CalL SHORTRIDGE ADDRESSES CITIZENS OF STOCKTON Inclement Weather Fails to Dampen the Ardor of Mill City Republicans. Bay City Smoker. The Bay City Wheelmen will hold a big smoker at their clubhouse, 441 Golden Gate avenue, Saturday evening, October 27, in honor of Judge Frank H. Kerrigan, candidate for Superior Judge, who has long been a prominent member of the club. To-morrow evening the club will at tend the California Theater in a body to welcome home William H. Hallett, an old time member, who is to make his first professional appearance here with West's Minstrels. BOSTON. Oct. 19.— Richard Jordan won the afternoon game to-day in his cham pionship checker match here with Charles F. Barker, making the first win of the match. The evening game was drawn. « Jordan Scores One. CHICAGO, Oct. 19.— Charles W. Miller, the six-day champion, defeated Eddie McDufiie of Boston In a fifteen-mile paced race at the Coliseum to-night by two and a half laps in the slow time of 2S:00 1-5. Miller Wins. SPIDER KEIXY EASY GAME FOR JOE GANS DENVER, Oct. 19.— Joe Gans of Balti more won from "Spider" Kelly of San Prancisco in the eighth round of what was to have been a ten-round go before the Colorado Athletic Association here to night. Kelly's seconds threw up the sponge in the middle of the eighth round when he was so weak that he could neither lead nor defend himself. Gans was strong and undoubtedly would have put Kelly out had he gone iurther In tha fight. During the first five rounds the honors wera about even. They both sparred clev erly and each landed some pood blows". Kelly was floored in the fourth round bv a punch in the jaw. but was not serloubly affected by it. Both fought fast and (Jans' strength gave him a decided advantage over Kelly after the fifth round. wh<'n Kelly assumed the defensive and brok.' ground repeatedly. Cans' victory wa.-« clear cut and came through his splendid staying qualities. From a standpoint of science they are very evenly matched; an.l had Kellv the strength of Gans it woulJ REIFF AND MATTER AGAIN PILOT WINNERS LONDON, Oct. 19.— The Hersham 2 year-old race was won by Lord William Beresford'n chestnut colt Yap at the Sandown Park autumn meeting to-day. J. Reiff rode the winning horse. This event Is of 500 sovereigns, the winner to be sold at auction for 1000 sovereigns. The Hook plate of 1C0 sovereigns was won by C. S. Newton's bay gelding Garter Knight, ridden by Danny Maher. be a toss who would win in their fights. Sammy Maxwel] of California and Roy St rector of Colonido Springs fought five rounds in hurricane style, Maxwell win ning. Cresceus Again Fails. TERRE HAUTE, Ind.. Oct. 19.— Cres ceus again to-day failed in his attempt to lower his own world's record for trot ting stallions of 2:04, but made a full second better time than his trial of Wednesday, making the mile to-day in NEW YORK. Oct. 19.— A dispatch to the Journal from London says: Lord Durham's uffly attack on AmericaJi jockeys and on sports men from over the sea. unsup ported by any proof, has brought on an international turf storm. The Daily Telegraph wisely declares that "it can only be presumed that Lorrl Durham spoko— he was addressing the Jockey Club stewards, of which he is on? — with a knowledge of much that has prune on which has not yet met the public eye, but which must be known to the poweis that be." John A. Drake, who has won Jl.CXt.03iJ in the five months that he has b«-en <m the English turf— which is the wnole of his experience— is thoroughly disgusted at the insults indirectly heaped upon him. "The position is intolerable," said h.?, "to any one who loves fair play. Our trainers and jockeys in England do not need any word of defense from me. Their record speaks for itself. "American jockeys are in bad favor with the Jockey Club, but had they hurt the sport in England would the Prince of Wales have just engaged an American jockey to ride his horses? Our jockeys have won too many races. "American boys ride to win. They have broken up the English Jockey ring, about which there was such a cry a while ago. American jockeys are responsible for an honesty on the English courses that was never before known." Lord William Beresford is preparing a rebuke to Lord Durham and will engage for next season Wishard, Mr. Drake's trainer, to succeed Huggrins, his present American trainer, who wants to make a visit home, and will also engage the RelfE boys for next season. The Earl of Lonsdale says: "I regret that I can, with a most unbiased and in dependent feeling, thoroughly indorse all that Lord Durham said. "I have thought and said openly for some time that I considered the turf in England in a worse state at the present time than it has ever been in my recol lection. "I do not Imagine for a minute Lord Durham meant by 'American jockeys and their following" that that following was necessarily American. "There also have been more accidents recently than I ever remember and I most certainly attribute this to the presence of American jockeys." FINISH OF THE CHICHESTER STAKES AT GOODWOOD. "JOHNNY" REIFF. ONE OF THE AMERICANS ABOUT WHOM LORD DURHAM IS KICKING UP SUCH A FUSS, IS LEADING ON HORTON; S. LOATES IS SECOND. ON ARDEER; J. MORGAN THIRD ON GO ON. LORD DURHAM'S ATTACK CAUSES AN INTERNATIONAL TURF STORM RESULTS ON THREE TRACKS IN THE EAST Rollins, the Favorite, Breaks His Leg at Harlem. CHICAGO, Oct. 19.— In the steeplechase event at Harlem, Rollins, the favorite, fell over the pixth jump, breaking hU riffht \ok and had to be killed. Weather clear: track fast. Results: Five furlongs — Gray John won, Zacato?;i Becond, Lucille Krarr.ble third. Time. 1:02. s:x and a half turtonsx— Royal Victor won. H:<j de Aitar ¦eeoad. Wall third. Time. 1:13 4-i Rteefdecfaase. rh.;rt oonrse — Frond w.->n. Sal lart BMoaa, Mr. IXinlap third. Time. 3:41. Mi'.e and fifty yard*— Knight Banneret wen. iVl^n Scertt-r FeeomJ Vcrn»>tta third. Time. Fliae an<J a hcU furlongs— Hvlo won. Tdttl; Q Feeon<9. I-iBht Pail third. Time. 1:07 3-1. Mile and titty yard?— lfc-iK>r.an won. Phldlaa f. end. Brown Vail third. Time, 1:44 4-5. CINCINNATI. Oct. 3i«.— Kesultp at New port: : Si* furlor.pn, selling— Barbara M won, Juan etta. second, Erenia third. Tiwe. 1:15. Mil* and a quarter, selilnir— I>»«!fvJ11* J^lle von, Oc.verr.or Bovd second V>.U-nier 11 third. Time. I:CH«. Mi!o and seventy yards. pp;i:ng-— Ktta wen. I»le:ihe;m second, Colbert third. Time. 1:<H4 &ix furlontrs. selling— Caiwxun won. Falr\- IK-'.I wcrwid. Ppa'.dy Y third. Time. 1:15. Six and a half furlonps. celUnK— l>cnna Stay wen. Urulare seccr.d. Lak? Kor.f-o third. Time. 1 :"'.:'». Mile and seventy yar<if. •*Hlnr— Eartj PpB*» v.< n. Nettie Regent fe-ond, Th-r SluKgard 'tirj. T.n.e, U<5&. ST. LOUIS. Oct. IS.— Results: Six furlor.es selling:— Mascasnl won. GoM- N'.eht pf-f-on-J. Brlsfatle H thinl. Timp. 1:15. Five and a ha!: : jrior.es— I>ansr*rflelil won, Oiidenard*- Mcond. Albert F. Dewey third. Time. 1:01. . ,, Six fur!onp» sf-'.IJr.p— W^ldeman wen. U«le fimpfon second Bonnlvard third. Time. l:lr>. Seven furl ¦incf. peillr.p— Pcyntz won. Tea Gown wcoad Feethir.K third. Time. I'M Fvo and a half i urionps— Four Leaf C won, Hcrsahoe Tabacco second. Necklace tniri iilU tnd'a .-^ixte^nth. B«nit«— O»pt*ln Galr.es T\r n Kitty Ci>de second. El tJhor third, ilnie. 1 :i^?. ___ Results of Salinas Races. SALINAS. Oct. 13.— The fourth day of th Monterey County Fair was ushered In with rain. Aithouph not very heavy, the downpour materially interfered with the racing. In the 5:11 trot, Claudine won three straight beats, Ned Thorne was second and Prince ciift third. Best time. 2:14. In the five-eiphths of a mile and repeat. Fire Shot, ridden by Burlingame. won in straight heats. The 2:10 pace, which was the chief event of the weeks programme, proved to be a Blow race. Pictatress. Delphi and Myrtha Whip* Ftarted. Delphi won in three straight heats, with Myrtha Whips sec ond and Dlctatress third In each hoat. Time. 2:15V 2:1?.. 2:14. "Winners at Santa Ana. SANTA ANA. Oct. 19.— The races to-day drew a larger crowd than characterized the finrt day's meeting. In the 2:40 pace W"'i<3 N>mph won in straight heats. Best lime, 2:'J3 J 4. In the County Road race J aura E won the first heat, but the next two went to Toy Soy. Time. 2:41. 2:35, 2:47. Ji:',in -Rfiu the three-eighths dash in a field of live In :3T. FIREBUG TRIES TO ADD MURDER TO HIS CRIME Viciously Attacks a Man Who Discovers a San Jose Blaze. VICTIM ESCAPES BY RUNNING Delay in Turning In an Alarm Re sults in the Destruction of a Barn and Two Horses. SAN JOSE. Oct. 19.— Fire this morning destroyed two two-story buildings and ad joining smaller structures in Los Gatos. The flames started from the range In a restaurant, which occupied one of the buildings. The loss is $5000, insured. The principal losers are Mrs. Cuzard and Alex ander McKay. WATSONVILLE, Oct. 19.— Fire at the Harlns dairy ranch, three miles from "Watsonvllle, shortly after 12 o'clock last night, destroyed the dwelling, barns, dairy house ami other buildings, together with three horses, machinery, $1000 worth of grain and other valuable property. There was no insurance, and the loss is more than $10,000. John Welch and family are owners of the ranch. The cause of the fire Is not known. Ten Thousand Dollar Loss Sustained by Rancher John Welch of Watsonville. Abels' loss will probably amount to $1500. Two horses and a quantity of hay were burned. An attempt to destroy the same property by an Incendiary was made on Slay 7. Benjamin can 1 give but a vague description of the Incendiary. DAIRY RANCH BUILDINGS DESTROYED BY FLAMES Xunce Benjamin, a young man who drives a delivery wagon around town, was on his way home at 356 North Eighth street at the time. He saw the blaze and rushed to the Eureka engine-house, in the near vicinity. As he ran past the burn ing building yelling, "fire! a heavy-set man dashed out and ordered him to stop. Benjamin kept on running, with the man after him. Just as he reached the door of the fire house the firebug caught him. The fellow hurled Benjamin into the middle of the road, and with an oath aimed a vIcIoub blow at his head. Benja min dodged and jumped to his feet. He recovered himself before the firebug was upon him and sprinted for home. The fel low pursued him up to the door of the house. In the meantime neighbors had been aroused and an alarm of fire turned in. SAN JOSE, Oct. 19.— The barn of O. K. Abfls. a dealer In hay and wood, ! at Eighth and Julian streets, was destroyed by fire this morning at 3 o'clock. The blaze was the work of an incendiary, an.l he w.is almost caught In the act. So determined^ was the ' firebug to accom plish his purpose that he pursued his dis coverer and probably . would have added murder to that of arson had he succeeded in catching him. Special Dispatch to The Call. HONGKONG, Oct. 19.— The military mandarin at Sanchun reports that Ad miral Ho has defeated the rebels, killing one hundred of them and driving the sur vivors Into the Northeast River. Ho Defeats Rebels. BISHOP, Oct. 19.— A large and enthusi astic Republican meeting 1 was addressed here this evening by Colonel John H. Rob erts. Chairman Love of the County Com mittee called the meeting to order and In troduced as chairman Robert O'Nell, who until this campaign has been a leader In Democratic councils, a member of the County Democratic Committee and was a delegate to the last Democratic State Convention at Sacramento. He explained briefly and clearly the reasons for his change of party. Colonel Roberts re ceived close attention throughout his ad dress. Bishop Crowd Hears Roberts. REDDING, Oct. 19.— The Grand En campment of Odd Fellows concluded its labors here this morning'. The last busi ness transacted was the installation of officers.' Most of the delegates started for home to-day. The session has proved pleasing to both Odd Fellows and local residents, although the rain Thursday marred the pleasure of the closing hours of the gathering. This evening at Armory Hall the visitors tendered the citizens a reception. We demand that since the tyranny of capi ta Usm robs the workers of the decencies of life the city provide free and commodious pub lic baths and gymnasiums; that they be laid out in the densely populated portions of the city; that the city provide toilet retreats In the parks and at all places requiring such; that free drlnklns fountains be erected In each ward; that public lodging-houses be established, to be run at cost, and that the city undertake th<- erection of convenient and sanitary dwell ings, to be let the workers at cost. CLOSE OF THE ENCAMPMENT. L.OS ANGELES, Oct. 19.— The platform of the Social Democrats, adopted in their City Convention, contains the following plank: Social Democrats. Platform Adopted by the Los Angeles DEMANDS FREE PUBLIC BATHS. EASTERN STAB LADIES INDULGE IN POLITICS Entire Day and Evening' Consumed in a Struggle Over the Election of Four Officers. Special Dispatch to The Call. SAN JOSE. Oct. 19.— All day long: and up to 11 o'clock to-night the ladles of the Eastern Star struggled over the elec tion of four officers. The big fight wa* over the election of a worthy gTand ma tron, for which three ballots were taken yesterday afternoon. There were three candidates— Mrs. Bowes of Santa Ana, Mrs. Glberson of San Francisco and Mrs. Lucas of Santa Maria. Their friends were not idle last night and when the session opened this morning all were ready for the fray. Ballot followed ballot without any choice being made and the greatest Interest and excitement prevailed. It was not until late in the afternoon that a selection was made, Mrs. Maud E. Bowed winning the contest. A lively contest also developed over as sociate matron and associate patron. At 11 o'clock to-night an adjournment was taken till to-morrow. The officers elected are: Worthy grand patron, Ernest W. Conant of San Jose: worthy grand matron, Mrs. Maud E. Bowes of Santa Ana; associate grand patron, Benjamin A. Plant of Santa Cruz; associate grand matron, Mrs. Kate B. Miller of Woodland; grand . secretary, Kate J. Willats of San Francisco (re elected); grand treasurer, Adeline Run yon of Cburtland. The rest of the officers are appointive and their names will be announced by Grand Matron Bowes to-morrow morn- Ing. The Installation will follow. The next session probably ¦will be held in Saa Francisco. • ¦ .' Stinson Breaks Records. BROCKTON, Mass., Oct. 19.— At a trial dav .Will Stlnson broke all -previous rec ords against time behind pace, from eight to fifteen miles Inclusive. . Elkes made the previous records .one year agro to-day on Berkeley oval, New York. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1900. 5 Bost$5.0GmFmmwm nr nnzTiuf^W^nB fl 9k Ml Grand °*»»°< IHf lWPpRIlJM?2«g«;J, Photos— pP ©Olflenifcole BaZAAI-J T ™ Orchestra and to-daj, $3» 75 California's largest-America's grandest store. Soloists. The New Veilings Have Arrived. tfi\ Every beautiful and becoming style that h now '^— / f\ in vogue in the large Eistern cit es will ba found ia this **^^^^~L^,Kr\ collection. Spider S*e!etm Meshes with largs ve'vet f -5-^"3>5^z3 spots; Toxedo Meshei in black and fancy gray mixture?; V^&^^^^^Jrx Chiffon with velvet sp.t< in b'ack and -\\\ the nfweoor- C^^^^^U^^ Ings; per yard GOO, 75o and $i.OO Black Pattern Veils with ve vet or ch»ri •» fV^^^'-J?? Sfoiy, each...: 50O v •' i?c*G^iL*/ Fancy Tuxedo Vetting, black ar.d all the naw JVW^^?^ colrr ne*. per yard 25o *^-*^ pt*7K^ Noyoitlas in Collarettes, some exquisite sty es in bbek L'berty Silk C)llarette3 have jut been re- ceived, price* from, each $fmOO to $5mOO Ladles* Linen Lzwn Handkerchiefs, 200 dozen in handsome new styles, wiih lace insertion and edging, exceptional values at ...» I 1 10c, 15o and 25c Principe de Gales Another Butter Cigars, 3 for 25c. Sale To-Day. W^^3S B fh"l l 3rr£.S f Strictly Fancy Creamery Bat- the regu ar 2 for 25c size; on sale to- ter . tnat W1 " Please the most fa3- day— Saturday — ony 3 tor |tidious; regular size squares; • *OG special Saturday only... /9Kg% Watch Fobs, 53c. ,. ***W Good silk with fin* Llmlt 5 squares to a single Zgq quality rolled plate customer. |O^ buckles and swive'; fancy • — —^— — ___ -' ;i| engraved round or square SflOO Sale To m Day* jH| -buckle; special ££¦ Men » a ;,-ghtwe ght calf. lH to-day ony **•»«* lace and congress Shoea, PgS V^fi \ stylish and comfort- tfgfc Special Salo of 1® \ I&'&oSwE: jjj Handkerchiefs 03*^ V^^ $1.85 12=1 Men'-« Hemsti ched Ja- x»— j£_j&-^ f ¦> to panbt Handkerchief* that 3Iisses» dark tan Vici Kid fe^/ p-^ look hke si.k and wear L , ce Shoeg- new gt , fl coin Yfyr j like linen; 210 dozen oa t0e3 . a new> dr ' /^SkHA special Bale to-day.' with lnitia', - wall wearing shoe; on T^^-^4 e ch c special sale to- jffASQ With 2-inch si!k initial, each ZC day on'y — V^rgJ Clothing Special. SUW <T7 Untl closi-g time to-nizht: 500 Sheet Music, 12c. Mon's SW.00 and $12.50 We sell all sfieet moaic re^larly at Business Suits, $7.95— To-day half publishiw' prices; to-day specials Saturday); a small lot "about i»0)styll3h are j e33 thaQ half our nsalaT and seasonable sack suits, made of fine cn > p T \ ce - eacn .12EG all-wool twe-ds and ca,Mi mere suitings, ' .. gon ' g9 t^^^ica^OMV well lined and tailored, g*. •? ng- "I Don't Like No Cheap Man." perfect fi'tirc &*.**+*_ "The Sons of Liberty Bell." Rnxir' «? on i/ncfnn Cm#/c^P e ' s a Porter on the Empire State." BOVS'OJiUO VOStOO OUtlS,^% "Before She Fell." $2,65— For ages 3 to 10 years, all- "Grace O'Moore." . wool Cheviots and Cjasimeres, jacket „ "3-11-33"— Coon Sons. „ with a new coat col ar. open or closed -Don't Yo^sfy^MaHonSrWe Must ve?t, handsomely trimmed ia the b:st Part." possible manner; worth $3.45 and $3 95; instrumental* our special price to-day £SSZ "An Old Kentucky Barbecue"— Marcn <Jf^6«U%# and Two-step. ¦ — "Pride of the Navy March." 50C Nut Crackers, 25C. "Sallna Sas S afras"-Two- 3 te P . Polished ateei £^^^^=r=-^ Millinery Specials, and nickel <Sjl^^~— ... -^ ** r crackers ia an . pons— The newest ____S^^^\ assortment of "Uil, 11.11 1 -^-^brry^ 3 ' ea ' 0n3 ef " $3!G&ffy$H ' j J styes that sell <<nnir==~§§§/ , th^ F0^' a ' ffijmxSwJ regalarly for "*±& fad of Vw *ork^£<^33gg 3 jo. 4?c and 50c; to-diy only.... 2SC 3" tn0TT : our regnlar^S^S^^gjftff Hardware Department-Main Floor. t^l^65oW^W Side Combs, 18c. ttVHT^IM 1 \ I Ladies' Shell Side Combs, in graduated .?. ts ~~, j . V FtTT<1 and rounded shapes; long j ml short teeth Wlth cord and *g~ L 3 Jg*#s s> p rsorttU n k^;toTa yO n^.7gC lE^™??^ "°fr?2S 0*1 9 1% &ti tzn Elegant Trimmed Hats— With <&* ,&&, &B a & U i ong b ack breast, colored velvet on hair. WwaiStS, 38 Om rhinestone buckle; $14.00 value: special J&$> Asaorted lot of fin^ for t<Mla y onlT $9. 75 dotted P^rMan Flan- Wegt. I nelette Waists, with Boys' Caps, 17 C. «gts^> black ve vet col'ars. r f>&&. and all-woo', solid ><"f^r^^ a«sort- X^W^ colored, waiat lined. C£^-- i v ::> Nl me ? t °* Yacllt /^7%>-WS«\3 and a Nubian fast C^ I jxgS&k d Golf-Yacht (' '^i-hV'.S, t v ° -X bl a clc. mercerized -^maT* papa. m blae. i- '3^.'' ' •$ K'i sateen ' corded waIst ' <C^^ —^ 5 rowa ' red and l'rf':F'>''MB/ all «"xes; regularly Ji^^-^i-^ ncy mJxtnres « tf«: "y\- '.'pja/ $1.25 and 51.50; fT ::: j^ ZZ** with eitner c!oth fT >===Kny to-day on!y o<> -*-^ <> r glazed leather (if/ r^'~-~~~ 7 \ wOC visors; on special ((>""• ~ i-> '"i'ib.OO." $12.50 sa ' e Saturday only, each 17o and $15.00 Silk Lined Jackets. Worth from j to double our sal, price. $7.45 — An assorted lot of fine sample _ ~1 ~ ~ ~ " jicketa and small Iot3 from oar owi uSrgen'S Toilet Soap, stock, all nice new jackets, in all sizes Q*% J7 ny o A 9 L Ae and color*; regnlanv *io! -_ D , . €,3ReS. $12.50 and ? 15; to-day only &T.*+5 , P . at . n P *n pretty boxes, 3 large cakes, $3.50, 84.00 and $5.00 Under- of Andrew Jergen a Soar), nicely scented; skirts, $2.50-Fin8 Silk Mercerized °^ m^ honey or glycerine; oor regular SUeen. all colors and black, a bis as- cn * P nce P er dox. l^c; 600 boxes of 3 sortment of different styles, wide flonac- cake3 each « 8 P«cial Saturday only, ings and pleatings; regularly from $3.50 P er box — *•* *"* to $5.00 each; to-day — Saturdar — onlv o _ -,- , _ . S2.5O 35cPlaying Cards, 1Oc. $16.5O Tailor Dresses, $12.50— To-day oniy we offer another shipment Four sty ea of pebble and plain cheviot of our fine enameled Playing Cards, with and camel's hair tailor dresses, black, photograph of Emporium on the backs; navy and gray; regularly $16.50; SDecial equal in finish and qaality to any m r% ' to-day only S12-5O 35c card on the market; per pack 1 0C THE EMPOBIUM. THE EMP0BIT7M.