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A Village Wiped Oat of Exist
ence- by a Forest Fire.
Heavy Losses in Marysviiie Caused by a
Careless Cigarette-Smoker.
Fire . Hundred Acres or Wheat Burned Id
Sierra County — Grass Fields Hear
Hilton In Flames.
Fl eclal to The Mim\'i\-(i Call
Ukiati, July Advices have Just
reached here that the town of Boonville, In
Anderson Valley, twenty-two miles from
here, ha', been entirely destroyed by a for
est fire. Only one building remains. The
loss Is estimated at $30,000.
Bounville is located southwest of Uklah,
which Is the nearest express, telegraph,
banking and shipping point It contained a
public school and a Methodist church. The
principal business houses were: Hotel and
livery stable, kept by N. W. Bostwlck; gen
eral store, by J. 13. Hunt; Clow Bros, and
E. A. Irish, lumber-manufacturers; notion
store, by Mrs. E. C. Burger. The principal
products of the place were lumber, grain,
hops, potatoes, corn and wool. So particu
lar* have yet been received.
lljnij I.o««e« Caused l>y Dropping a
< igm.tte In a Ilay 1. ..ft.
Uarysvii.i.k, July 22.— Ail day the fire
has been smoldering in the burnt district.
N. V. Nelson, the heaviest loser, says that
he will at once prepare plans far a brick and
Iron stable. The losses will reach §30,000,
beiug $10,000 mure th in was estimated this
mornit.g. On the entire property burned
there is but $B'K> insurance. The fire is
supposed to have originated from a cigar
ette which one of the employes, several of
whom were sleeping in the hay loft, had
carelessly dropped. Many of the horse?,
which wer* turned loose, nave not been re
covered. Ii is now definitely known that
twenty ho rsjs jerished in the lire.
OTer Five Hundred Aciei of Wheat
Hunted In Calareras County.
MrLTOjr, July 22.— From trie burning of a
house an J barn v grain fire was started on
the Floyd ranch, southeast of this place, last
even! g, which burned over 500 acres of
wheat on the raaches of Messrs. Floyd,
Boch & Jorsensen.
A grass fire on the Bobie ranch next north
of the town is now racing.
This morning we hud a trace of rain.
A Private Court-Martialed for Leaving His
Post While on Guard Duty.
Santa Cbuz, July 22.— The event of the
day at Camp Allen was the court-martial of
■ private named William Leet, of Company
D, Six'.h Regiment, for leaving his post this
morning while on guard. The court-martial
was conducted with strict military for
mality, and occupied the greater part of the
d»y in the examination of witnesses. The
derision was not announced. It appears that
Lee! was a number of a detail placed on
guard from 3 to 5 o'clock In the morning,
and Leet left his post shortly after being
itationed lor a imp, but returned in time to
be preterit at the relief of the guard at 5
o'clock, His excuse was disability. He
claimed to have called the Corporal ot the
guard for relief, and not receiving any re
ply he left. This evening the Georgia
Colonel* of Visalia gave a ball at the Sea
Beach Hotel to the officers of the Sixth
Regiment and the Eighth Battalion. To
morrow A'.lj'.>tant-GAieral Allen will arrive
for an inspection of the camp, aud will be
tendered a review.
lie Old Frenchman to Ec Examined by In
sanity Commissioners.
Martinez. July 21.— Gustnve Derosicr,
the old Frenchman, who was reported as
confined at the Red Hi use, near the Ala
meda County line, was brought here last
night by las former partner, Peter Devin
augh, for ex r.n illation before the Commis
sioners v.ith regard to his insanity. Owine
to the absence of the Superior juilue, the
Investigation was postponed until he returns.
The old fellow is conlined in the Coiiuty
Jail and seems contented. He does nut
look like a man who has ben abused, be
ing fat and clean. His mind is not strong,
however. A reporter endeavored to inter
view him to-day, but the old fellow was
surly aiid would notjanswer. It. F. Simp
son, owner of theKei House, came up to
day and was disappointed to ii i.l the Jud^e
absent. He desires the fullest investigation
to be Di.i'le both as to the old man's mind
and the treatment he has received. It is
Dot known when an examination will be
Charge of Harder Against a San Qnentin
Convict Dismissed.
Sax Rafael, July -To-day a session
of the Justice Court was held at the State
Prison In San Queutio, Justice Troy pre
aldlng. The occasion for holding the court
within the prison was the examination of
Edward Williams, a convict, charged with
the murder of Vernon, a negro convict, in
May last. The trouble grew out ol adis-
Snte in regard to the merit of Corbett and
»ckson as pugilists. Several witnesses
were called for the prosecution, but their
testimony was strongly In favor of the de
fense, and Herbert de la Montanya, counsel
for the defendant, moved that tho charge
be dismissed on account of insufficient evi
dence. District Attorney Cochran took the
same view of the case ana Justice Troy
dismissed the charge. Williams' term ex
pired shortly after the killing and he has
been kept in confinement since, but It is
likely that he will be liberated within a
lew da>
As Old Convict's Attempt to Get Oat of Fol
scra Prison.
Sacramento. July 22.— Thomas Prim
rcsc. an old convict, is anxious to get out of
Folsotn Prison. It appears that in 1877 lio
was convicted of robbery In Santa Clara ard
sentenced to prison for a number of year;.
In 1885 be was arrested In San Benito
Connty on a charge of grand larceny, con
ricted and »ent to San Qucntin. On his ar
rival there he mas recognized as an escape,
mod when his term expired there a few days
•go Warden Aull was on hand to take him
to Folsoin to serve out that portion of hia
sentence that had not expired when he es
caped. Primrose, by his attorney, E. J.
Dwyer, has procured a writ of habeas cor
iws, however, and It will come up before
Judge Van Vleet to-morrow. It is claimed
that Primrose In his last incarceration wai
■erring his sentence concurrently, and that
be ii dow unlawfully restrained of his lib
erty. a
Am Increase Over Last Year Shown by the
Connty Assessment Roll.
Sacramento, July 22.— County Assessor
B. C. Irvine has completed a footing of the
assessment roll for the current year. The
total amount shows somewhat of an in
ereasc over t!ie assessment of last year.
The totals are as follows: Number of acres,
$07,633; value of real estate <-ther than city
and town lots, 512,075,'JU5; improvements
thereon, $1,570,97u; value of city and town
lots, $6,800,040; improvements thereon,
17,064,075; value of the Interest of the mort
gage, trust deed, contract or other obligations
by which a debt Is secured on the properly
affected thereby, $3,502,293; value of per
sonal property, exclusive of money and
amount credits, 84,841,235; money and sol-
Tent credits, £341,805; total value of all
property after deductions, $32,763,720.
Bnceeu of Hydraulic-Pnmp System in Antelope
Lancaster, July 22.— The first artesian
well ever sunk In this valley, and probably
In California, without casing or pipe of any
description was successfully commenced
and ftuUhed to-day by means of a hydraulic
pump. This morning at 8 o'clock three
men started to sink an artesian well at Mr.
B. Hannah's ranch, some six miles west
from this place, and by 6 o'clock they had
struck a fine flow of water at a depth of 2GO
feet. The whole valley is enthusiastic over
the occurrence, stneo heretofore to sink
such a well would havn taken two months
at a cost of $2 50 per foot, while under this
system wells can bo sunk at $1 per foot.
The parties putting down the well are from
Alamosa, Colo., where they have sunk nu
merous wells und<*r tho same system. Fail
ure was prophesied for them on every side
throughout this section, but nothing daunted
they went to work with the Rbove result.
They liiid been promised contracts for two
or three dozen artesian wells should they
be successful, and but little doubt now
exists but that number will bo added to the
dozen or so already sunk here under the
old system. Should their future efforts be
as successful as that of to-day the much
vexed question of Irrigating this vast coun
try will be practically solved.
Alleged Discovery of a Ledge of Gold Ore In
Spokane Falls, July 22.— Aaron F. Par
ker, a pioneer journalist of Idaho, tele
phoned the Pieview from Grangervillo as
follows: Thelbert Wall has just arrived
here from Elk City with the news that Dr.
i'ovner of Ponieroy, Wash., has made a
fabulous go!d strike on lied River. He has
a four-foot ledge absolutely thick all over
with gold. From all accounts it is a genuine
and wonderful strike.
The Charleston Leaves San Diego.
San Diego, July 22. — The Charleston
sailed this morning. By an arrangement
between District Attorney Jones and Cap
tain Kemy, the members of the crew who
»re wanted as witnesses in the trial of the
Deputy Marshals will be left at Mare
Island, where they can be secured if needed.
The preliminary t-x uii'iiiation of Breedlove,
Coates et al. is proceeding with about the
same evidence as given at tiie inquest being
adduced. Three new warrants wore sworn
out against Coates this morning.
The Bradfield Murder Trial.
Los Angei.es, July 22.— The trial ot
Mason Bradfield, cliarged with the murder
of Joe F. Dye, by sliootln? him from a sec
ond story window on the Hth of May last,
which has been in progress for the past ten
day% closed this afternoon and was given to
the jury, 'i he defense wasinsinity. The
jury was locked uu for the nitfht at 10
o'clock. It is stated that it stands Uto 3 for
acquittal with no prospect of nn agree
Taken From the San Joaquin Eiver.
Stockton. July 22.— At an early hour
this morning the Coroner recovered the
body of an unknown man fmm the San
Joaquin River near La'hrop. The body
waa brought here aud buried Immediately.
*Rom papers found In his pockets it is be
lieved the deceased was named Nicholas
Keesivich. A receipt was found for $288
for "house 30U Fifth street," signed by
James 11. Hoop for Jake Silvertree.
Death of a Sailor.
San Pedi:o, July 22.— Guetav Lundbladt,
a sailor, was found in an unconscious con
dition near the Bonanza Hotel Monday
night. He died to-day, never having re
gained consciousness. It was at first De
lieved deceased had been drugged, but upon
closer examination it was found that he had
a bruise on the temple, and by an autopsy
to-day the cause of death was found to be
hemorrhage of tho bralu.
Escape of a Witness.
Sacramento, July 22.— A negro named
Maddux, who was wanted as a witness in
the case of Ousley, the murderer of Ben Ball
in Marysviiie, was taken Into custody here
a few dsus ago. He was given the liberty
of the City Prison jard, not beinz a regular
prisoner, but after the evenine shadows fell
Maddux scaled the wall and has not been
heard of since.
Fight Between Neighboring Farmers.
Petalcma, July 22. — Patrick Hauleyaud
Mike Holland, two neighboring farmers in
Vallejo Township, got into a dispute this
afternoon about some hogs w hich resulted
in n right and the cutting of Ha i ley by M^
land with a pocket-knife in several inßls
about his head and neck. None of the
wounds are serious.
A Divided Jury.
Spasishtown, July 22.— The Jury In the
case of Cl.arles J. Bowman, a saloon-keeper,
arrested for assaulting I{. S. Knnpp, who
presented a petition to the Buard of Super
visors against the renewal of Bowman's
liquor license, failed to agree and were dis
charged. They stood 7to 5 for acquilUl.
Crushed to a Jcily.
Walla Walla, July 22.— James Studer,
an insane man, was run over and killed by
a train on the Hunt road near here this
morning. The man was walking oa the
track toward the approaching train and re
fused to get off the track. lie was crushed
to a jelly. _
Alaska Tourists.
Victoria (B. C), July 22.— The steamer
Queen, which will leave here for Alaska to
morrow morning, will lake north the larzest
tourist party of the season. Every state
room aud berth on the steamer is occupied.
Increasing Volne of Ecal Estate.
Victoria (B. C), July 22 —The Adelphi
corner, at the junction of Government and
Yates streets, was sold to-day to Attorney-
General Davle for £60,000. The property
was purchased twenty years ago lor 67500.
Capture of an Escaped Murderer.
SACitAMENTO, Jnly 22. — Word was re
ceived at Folsoru Prison last night that
Matthias Blmner, the murderer who escaped
last week, has been recaptured by Con
stable O'Dounell at Modesto.
Drowned in the Sacramento Eiver.
Sacramexto, July 22.— Coroner Clarfco
received woid this morning that an Italian
had been drowned in the river near Isleton.
Justice Hart F. Smith was authorized to
hold an inquest
Methodist Conference.
Subanvili.e. July 22.— The Methodist
Conference for Nevada and Northern Cali
fornia Is in session here to-day with forty
ministers present Bishop Bowman Is pre
siding. _^_____^__
A Icung Man Found in a Dying Condition
With a Burglar's Cntflt
Sacbamento, July 22.— The Incoming
train late this afternoon brought to the city
a young man found lying by the track near
Brighton, six. miles out. lie was uncon
scious from terrible wounds on his head. In
cluding a broken skull. One arm was also
broken, and the flesh was badly torn. He
died soon after being brought in. Whether
he was struck by or fell from an outgoing
train is not known. Deceased was very
young, but ol stalwart build. Around the
wai«t was a belt filled with pistol cartridges,
while a fine 45-caliber Colt's revolver, a foot
and a half long, hung to the bait. In
a pocket was a bunch of the latest
and best-made skeleton keys; also news
paper clippings relating to train robberies
and other lawless deeds. Thero was'also a
letter from his sister Eleanor, a gfrl 13
years of age, written in an affectionate tone
and imploring her brother to write and t«ll
her what he was doing. Wherever bis own
nama occurred it had been carefully cut
out; also the date of tin- letter and the ad
dress of the family. Whether the youth
was a genuine desperado, as me outfit
would Indicate, or whether he was some
weak-brained victim of dime-novel liter
ature bent on Quixotic deeds is uot known.
The Recap'.nre of a Notorious Escape from
Folsom Prison.
Sacramento, July 22.— Matthias Blumer,
a notorious murderer, who escaped Irom
Folsom Prison last Thursday and was re
captured at Modesto, was brought here to
night by Constable O'Donnell, and turned
over to Captain Murphy. Blumer refuses
to tell how he effected his escape and the
prison officials are still In the dark on the
■übject. O'Donnell was riding alnnu the
road from Modesto to Hills Ferry when
he met the man aud gave him a
ride, lie soon recognized the man
as blumer, and when be got to Hills Ferry
he locked him up without resistance.
Blumer told Captain Lee here to-night that
the day after his escape he met him on X
street in this city, and almost collided with
him. He (Blumer) was in a crowd at the
lime, however, aud escaped detection. He
left here at once, fearing recapture. He
was the ringleader of a eang of four who
dug their way out of Fulsom Prison a year
ago by running a tunnel from the cells out
beyond the wall.
Arriral of Pn;ilist Faddy Gorman
From New York.
Who Will Eeferee the Next Bloody Contest
at the Pacific Clnb t-Oarsmen Going
North '.o See the Boat Race.
Judging from thewßy sporting men scored
the Pacific Athletic Club yesterday. Its
President and referee, John Dougherty, In
particular, It is decidedly aafe to say that
the political fighting organization has al
ready seen its best days.
A prominent member of the club, who
will witness no more brjUl rights under the
present management, said last evening that
during his experience at the ringside he had
never seen a more unsatisfactory contest,
which was all owing to the very inferior
knowledge of Referee Dougherty of all fair
rules of fighting.
"If the referee," said the sp3aker, "had
the remotest idea of Queensberry rules, he
would have Riven judgment when Grei;
geins fiuled McCarthy in the sixth round
before the liitter was compelled to leave the
ring. If he thought the foul was uninten
tional on Greggains' part he should have
given the match to the latter when Mc-
Carthy failed to cunifi to the scratch after
the gong announcing 'time' for the seventh
round. If he considered the foul deliberate
on tiie part of the striker he should not
have hesitated a moment iv the rendering
of a decbion in favor of the maimed pugil
"Greggaim Is a very unfair fighter, and
there is nodouot in ivy mind but that the
last time he fouled McCarthy he did so
with the intention of physically disabling
him. The second foul he conimitt d might
not have been intentional, but nevertheless
lie showed his brutal disposition by smash
ing with all his might at McCarthy's neck
while the latter was appealing to the stupid
referee for fair play."
It Is common talk that Greggains and
Dougherty were closeted on the evening af
the fight in one of the back rooms of a
Kearny-street 6aloon, now managed by a
retired heavy-weight pugilist, aud that they
fixer! things to suit themselves.
It is the first time in the history of the
ring that a President of a club was known
to act as referee, but of course the Pacific
Club is altogether a different institution
from any other righting e!ub. According to
its President's statement it Ins rules of Its
own which will answer rucst admirably
the purpose they are intended for, viz. : to
protect fighters who are fixed by the club
to gu In" or "to go out" as the supreme
judge dictates when it suits hisconvanienee.
Paddy Gorman, the 146-pound pugilist,
who is matched to fight Arthur Upliaui, ar
rived from New York yesterday looking
first class. Upliam, who was arrested for
violating the revenue laws, is evidently not
anxious to try conclusions with Paddy, or
otherwise be would have answered defi
nitely the telegrams that have been scut
him in reference to his intentions. Gorman
will be looked after until such time as a
good man can bo found to pit against him.
The Occidental Athletic Club having re
ceived no answer from Audy Boweu in
reference to a match with Hilly Akers, will
in all probability match the latter azainst
M. McCarthy, who is a brother of the
pugilist who was defented by Gregiiains.
When the California Club moved from its
old quarters o« Uraut avenue to New Mont
gomery street few of thu Directors could
boast uf owning any real estate worth men
tioning, liow different the situation is to
day. The new quarters have evidently
proved a mascot for some of the club offi
cers. A review of the assessment-roil of
real estate will show that some of the old
Directors are well fixed, nod It was only
very recently that one of tho oldest officers,
whose salary was never more than SIOOO a
minute, purchased v beaut. ful piece of laud
near Petalnma.
Iteddy Gallaglur will arrive here next
month. Young Mitchell, who is matched to
fight him, has Felt for a short vacation at
the springs. The local middle-weieht cham
pion has taken with him to the rural dis
tricts a good supply of lcokiug-gl.tsses, cold
cream and laucy wearing apparel.
When the news went East that Young
Mitchell hud another batch of photographs
taken In fighting costume a friend of Ready
Gallagher forwarded by express a frame
lringed with black crape in which one of
the latest "striking attitudes" was requested
to be placed.
Billy McCarthy suffered considerably
yesterday from his injured arm. llis (ace
shows hardly any signs of punishment.
lie said that if he had not been fouled by
Greggains hn would have put the latter to
sleep in the seventh round. Greegaius' face
shows the marks of punishment.
Joe li:irris writes to a friend from Aus
tralia that Duncan C. Ross will return to
America on the n-xt steamer. Hesays that
lliill will knock Fitzsimmous silly. Harris
claims tliat Joe Goddard couM go right
through the United States, from Oregon to
Maine, and beat every pugilist who claims
he is a champion. He also claims that
George Dixon Is no iiuffer, but he is certain
that Abe Wilds will defeat him.
Tiie well-known local oarsmen, >iick
Long and Johnuy Sullivan, will leave this
city on Tuesday next for Vancouver. They
will takfl with them a large sack of Amer
ican dollars, which will be placed on Henry
Peterson against McLane In their race,
which will take place August Bth.
Statement of the Defendant at the Walla
Walla Conrt-MartiaL
Walla Walla (Wash.), July 22.— The
court-martial of the trial of Colonel Comp
ton Is expected to conclude its labors to
morrow or Fridaj. To-day's session was
spent in listening to the testimony of the
accused, who said: "I was in command at
Fort Walla Walla April 23d. when ihe sol
diers attacked the Sheriff at the gnte while
In charge of Hunt. At the demand of the
Sheriff I furnished him an escirt, though I
had not heard that a mob of soldiers was
gathering. After the Sheriff, with the
escort, bad gone from the hospital a few
minutes I heard the sound of a carriage
driven rapidly back, and I ran down toward
the gate until I met the Corporal of the
guard, who told mo of Wint sending the
prisoner back. I walked back to the guard
house nml talked with the Sheriff. I ha<l a
call to arms sounded, and when the troops
were in the battalion I told Wint to take
his company and escort the Shoriff and his
party to the city. I kept the tronps in line
until he returned, and during his absence
I addressed the troops, expressing my ab
horrence at such action*, and 1 think 1 said
the guilty parties were certain to be puu
ished. l gave orders to each company's
commander to see that all the arms were re
turned to the racks, but 1 did not tell them
to begin an investigation, i thought the
outbreak at the gate an effect of a sudden
passion caused by iiringins the murderer of
a comrade into the garrison.
"AH day, April 24th, the men seamed
peaceful and orderly. I heard no rumors of
auy attack on the afternoon of the 24th.
Dr. Koerpnr »aid he had a telephone mes
sage from the Prosecuting Attorney asking
him to take Miller's antemortem statement
again. I told iiiui not to do so, as it would
be without warrant of law. Later, Blan
ford and the Sheriff called and told mo they
had heard a rumor that the soldiers wouU
lynch Hunt the next or some other night.
Blai'dford said he had counted thirty sol
diers en route to town whiln coming down,
i tuld him there was nothing unusual in
that as the men went downtown every even
Witness then branded the statement of
Blandford, that he had told him of the
rumor of an attack as coming through
Sergeant Jones and a prominent Mason
mentioned, as unqualifiedly false. "The
Sheriff and attorney did not ask to have the
troops kept in the garrison, and did not
seem to believe in the tumor. After their
departure I informed Captains Smith and
Wilder, who treated the matter as a joke.
I ordered Smith to prepare to take the com
pany to town In case of an alarm, xnd 1 iu
lended to post his company at the gate later
in the evening, this being nearer the city.
Ihe first 1 heard of the killing of Hunt was
a; 9 o'clock Friday iiiirht, and I expressed a
feeling of horror over the deed. I gave
orders for a quiet Investigation In the morn
ing, as I believed a quiet investigation more
likely to bring out the truth."
The witness was cross-examined, but did
not change his story in any material particu
lar. He was still on the stand when the
court adjourned.
Carious Law.
One of the most remarkable measures en
acted by the Prussian Landtag during the
session which lias jiisl been brought to a
close is a law providing for compensation
to agri ulturists for damage douo to their
crops by game. The damage is not to be
paid by the owners of the ra wlic al
u.oat invariably bjlGjis to teifituiial nobil
ity, both great and guinll, but by the other
agriculturist!', farmers and peasants whose
crops the paino has refrained from itijuring
on that particular occasion.
This extraordinary method of iquaring
accounts must be attributed to the fact that
the majority in the Prussian Landtag is
composed almost entirely of petty territo
rial nobility — the so-called Rittleriiutsbe,sit
zer. But it Is incredible that a man so en
lightened ;ind progressive as the present
Emperor of Germany should have given his
sanction to a law which, in the words of the
old proverb, "robs Peter to pay Paul." In
deed, under its provisions, it will become
more profitable to have one's crops inj ured
by game than to have them left unlaiu
aged. — Toronto Mail.
Arbitrators Meet, but Have Noth
ing to Arbitrate.
A meeting of the State Board of Arbitra
tion was held yesterday for the purpose of
arbitrating grievances supposed to exist
between the Boot and Shoe Makers' White
Labor League and the Boot and Shoe
Manufacturers' Association. In addition to
the members of the, board there were pres
ent President Nickelsburg and Secretary
Deruham, representing the manufacturers,
and Secretary Sullivan and P. T. Burtwell
of the league. Before any proceedings were
taken it was made known that the man
SyorTord, over whom all the trouble arose,
was no longer in the employ of Buckingham
& Hecht's factory, and as the entire trouble
rested with him, it was decided that there
was nothing to arbitrate. The board there
fore adjourned without hearing any testi
mony. It is apparent that the meeting was
a farce from tho start, as the cause of the
trouble had been removed lons before the
manufacturers consented to arbitrate.
The linker*.
Branch No. 2 of Bakers' Union. No. 24,
received a communication lrom San Jose
last night that the Garden City union
would no longer be considered a branch of
the San Francisco union, as it had applied
to the International Union for a charter.
The German bakers will hold two mass
meetings next Sunday, one at Metropolitan
Temple and the other in Oakland. The ob
ject of these meeting* will be to induce all
members of the craft to join the union be
fore the initiation fee is raised from 52 60
to $5. !
No Longer Knight* or Labor.
The Glass-blowers' Union decided last
night to withdraw from the Knights of
Labor. This action was induced by the pre
vious course of all the green-glass blowers
in the United States in withdrawing from
the Knights, ami now the Knight- of Libor
have no assembly at all in San Francisco.
The general convention of glass-blowers is
now in session at St. Louis. The lo'al
union is represented by Patrick Uavey of
Rochester, N. Y.
Brewery Workmen.
At the meeting of Branch 4of the brew
ery workmen last night the members voted
against the proposed fund for strike and
sick benefits. A committee was appointed
tci make arrangements for a bill at Saratoga
Hall on the night of September Kith. The
proceeds of this ball will be devoted to the
benefit of the Yolks Zeitung, the organ of
the German labor unions.
Labor Day Celebration.
A preliminary meeting of the committee
appointed by the Council of Federated
Trades to make suitable arrangements for a
proper celebration of Labor day on Septem
ber 7th, was held last night. It was de
cided that a parade of the labor unions
should be held in the morning, and that tt.e
celebration should conclude at Woodward's
Gardens in the evening.
Ark I'leada Guilty.
Ilenry Ark, ex-Secretary of the Coast
Seamen's Union, pleaded guilty in Judge
Murphy's Court yesterday to the charge of
embezzling funds of that society, and ill
be sentenced next Saturday. Another
charge of embezzlement and two charges of
forgery, growing out of the same transac
tion, are pending in the same court against
Ark. _
Journeymen Barbers.
At the last meeting of tho Journeymen
Barbels' League a communication, was re
ceived from Stockton, stating that all the
keepers of shops in that city had agreed to
close at 8 o'clock iv the evening. The Gen
eral Secretary was instructed to proceed to
the Slough City and assist in thoroughly
organizing the journeymen.
Heady to Amalgamate.
At the meeting of the Retail Clerks' Early
Closing Association last night it was de
cided definitely to amalgamate with the
Dry Goods Association. It is probable that
the officers temporarily selected at a recent
joint-meeting of these two organizations will
De permanently elected.
Harness-Makers' Union.
The Harness-makers' Union decided last
night not to give a social on Saturday night,
but to hold the annual ball at B'uai B'rith
Hall on September 26th. It was agreed to
make an additional donation of S2O for the
benefit of the striking iron-inolderi.
Subjects Before tho Federation of Im
provement Clubs.
The Federation ol Improvement Clubs
held a meeting last evening in B'nai B'rith
Hall, at which there was a (air attendance.
M. Coonry madti a short speech on city
improvements. lie favored the growth ol
the city as a whole, and said the growth
should be so equal and steady that the
word " suburb "„ would bo Impossible. He
advocated wnrnily clubs and federation of
clubs which should act for the common
The Executive Committee reported hav
ing investigated the delay in making the
Seventeenth-street extension, and found It
was due to the City and County Surveyor
not having received orders from the Street
Committee, but that the orders were now
on hand and tun survey will be commenced
immediately; that the Board of Supervisors
have, at the request of the federation,
passed an order to have a main laid on Pre
cita avenue, between Mission and Howard
street*; that the committee hail appeared
before the Street Light Committee and been
granted leave to remove, seven ina«t?, as
follows: At Twenty-sixth and Valen
cia streets, Twenty-sixth and Folsoin,
Twenty -sixth and Church, Twenty
ninth and Mission, College, Mill and
Coiirtland avenue and erect in their stead
fifty-six low must lights; also seventeen
other lights on IJanvers. Yolo, Corbett road,
San Kruno road and Fifteenth avenue. The
report also cave the result of a visit to Chief
of I'olice Crowley, who promised to have
boxes put in the district lighted by the above
lamps. The committee also Indorsed a
petition presented to the Hoard of Supervi
sors tty the Seventeenth-street and Park-
I»ne Improvement Club for cutting down
at Seventeenth and Uranus street* of the
present grade by ten feet.
A protest was read from property-owners
of South San Francisco against a "dead
horse fa-tory" on N street, between Fourth
and Fifth streets, and the proposition to
establish a pound in this same district.
A communication from the Howard-street
Improvement Club gave notice of the elec
tion of O. S. Llllln to succeed E. J. ilize as
delegate to the federation.
Determined Tumult by an Officer of a
I'etty Thief.
Sergeant Bennett was up to his neck in
business yesterday just as he was in
mud 011 the 2d insL. when h* chased a young
petty larcenist into tlie dumps iv an attempt
to capture him.
For some time young boys have been
wrenching off the locks attached by chains
to freight-cars. They have taken 500 alto
gether and during one day took no less than
seventy-five. Since they cost the railruad
cumpauies 41 cents apiece the capture of the
young thieves became quite an object. So
Sergeant Bennett watched. On the 2d inst.
be caught a boy taking a lock off and gave
chase. The boy ran to thoduuips and into
them, and nothing daunted the Sergeant fol
lowed right iDto the Blimy. fetU mud until he
was wuist deep. The boy's welalu being less
ho did not sinlc so deep, which lelt His
nose and eyes uncovered, though th« same
cannot be snld for his chin and mouth.
The buy could wiagle through the mud,
and as a wiggler the Sergeant was not a
shining star. The fellow succeeded in elud
ing him and made his escape while the
Sergeant had fairly to roll throu«h the mud,
so unyielding was it. He has been search
ing evrr since for the eel-like tliief.
Yesterday two boys were arrested and the
Sergeant was sent for. One was plainly not
guilty; that is, guilty of misleading the" offi
cer, though he may have had a nand at
lock-stealing. The other boy hud a sort of
resemblance to the boy so ardently hunted
for, but the Sergeant could not establish a
positive identity. The last seen of the des
perate Sergeant and the cryiug hoodlum
the two were hunting some one to identify
the latter.
A wealthy St. Paul lady provided in her
will that 85 a week should be spent in car
ing (or her lavorite dog.
Conference of Leading Officials
in the Mayor's Office,
The Conclusion Eeaohsd That All Just De
mands Against the City Must Be Paid.
The Overdrawn Funds.
An Important conference was held in the
Mayor's office last night among the leadine
officials of the municipality for tiie purpose
of considering the financial situation, and
preparing a plan of meetins the Urge defi
ciency of the last fiscal year. There wera
present Mayor Sanderson, Treasurer Wid
ber, City and County Attorney Durst,
Auditor Smiley and li is deputy, Louis Jacobs,
Suoervisors Kllert and Hurling of the
Finance Committee, and Cierk Hussell of
the Board of Supervisors. The meeting
was a secret one, and the utmost paius were
taken to conceal the proceedings. The
session of the officials lasted lill 11 o'clocki
and while newspaper reporters were wait
ing for its termination thosu present
quietly stole out through the back door of
the Mayor's ollioe. and wended their way
through the partially completed scirToHing
of the rotunda to City Hall avenue. All
managed to reach the street unhurt save
Auditor Smiley, who, In crossing over some
planks, stuuihled and almost broke his
leg. Before the meeting Mayor Sanderson,
when questioned in regard to the confer
ence, stated that it was simply a little
family party, and that there was nothing to
The officials preseut went into an exhaust
ive consideration of the city's-fiuaiices, and
from the figures presented it was k^own
that the deficiency will not exceed $1'J5,000.
The proposition was how to meet the deficit
The conferen c came to the conclusion that
the ciiy must meet its financial obligations,
and that all just bills must be paid. In
this respect the conference agreed with the
conclusions which had been reached by the
finance Committee of the board.
It »:.s stated that $70,000 of the de
ficiency was due to the excess of expendi
tures over appropriations in funds over
which the board has no complete jurisdic
tion, such as reporters' fees, the Recorder's
copyists and election expenses. In the ap
propriations for the com:ng fiscal year
there was appropriated 548.000 for the pay
ment of judgments against the city nnd
other unpaid claims. As there are few judg
ments against the city, it was proposed to
utilize this money for the part pay
ment oj the deliiency. Again there
W-re surpluses left in seVi-ral of the special
fU '.ids, and these will be transferred to the
General Fund aud used to still further re
duce the deficit. A large p:irt of the de
ficiency is earned by the overdrawing in
the Special Fe« Fund, such as sta
tioneiy, etc. The bills against this
fuud will bo especially scrutinized,
as those expenditures which were
unauthorized will hardly meet the a: proba
tion of the Finance Committee. Agiin, it
was found that there are some bills against
the uitv, making up a portion of the deficit,
which have been long outstanding against
the city, and on it-gal advice lurnished
it is probable that_ the payment of these
can Oh avoided. They amount to about
$29,(100. Tiie resuit of the conference was
very satisfactory to those who attended, and
the outcome was in perfect accord with the
conclusions arrived at. Tnese in the main
agree with the position assumed by the Fi
nance Committee of the board, the detiiils
of which will be presented at tho meetiug
on next Monday evening.
The Soil So Glutted With Human Blood
That It Turned lied.
Should you ask a veteran of the war, of
ficer or private, to point out the blood-spot
of the war, the field on which the carnage
was greatest in a given time, no two would
perhaps auree. Almost every battle, of the
war would be named, and not one in a hun
dred answers would locate the spot, aaya the
It was at Spottsylvania, on the second day
of the fight. On the afternoon of Ilia Ist,
as the Second and Fifth Corps moved up
against the earthworks crowning Laurel
Hill, they were driven back after a fubt
lasting not over forty minutes, with a loss
of almost 6000 killed and wounded. The
dead were ten to every wounded man.
There was no heavy Wilting next day.
Grant was inspecting Lee's lines for a weak
soot. lie found it at the point known
to every soldier on both sides and to history
as "the Horseshoe." la forming his battle
line Lee had left this stand. Indeed, His
troops had formed It as they came un the
field. At this one spot his field-works pro
jected out from the main line like a tongue
of land into a bay. A whole Federal corps
might have been rushed against it in daylight
to its destruction, but Grant moved Han
cock's troops by night and stationed them
for a dash in the gray of morninc They
rested on the fields of the Brown farm and
the farm's house was Hancock's headquart
ers. From Hancock's lines to the Horseshoo
was less than half a mile, with ttie route ob
structed by thickets and a second-growth
Just before daybreak of that early sum
mer's morning, with a mist rising from the
fields and thickets, and while the birds
were faintly chirping in the trees as they
noted the coining of dawn, Hancock's men
moved forward. The Confederate pickets
were only pistol-shot away. As they chal
lenged, the lines got the word to double
qulVfc, and the pickets were carried along
with a rush. With cheers and vails, which
were heard two miles away, the Federals
struck the field works dasued over 'hem —
were upon the Confederates before even a
single company had rallied. Some of the
defenders were preparing an eaily break
fast—some yet slept. More lima 3000 pris
oners were captured in twenty minutes and
Lieu* right center was pierced.
Then came delay and confusion and the
golden moment was lost lie formed a new
line In rear of the Horseshoe, and the Fed
erals reached it to be driven back to the
ground they had captured.
Now it was Lee's turn. Ho did here what
he did at Gettysburg— attempted tho impos
sible. Five times within ten hours did he
hurl great masses of troops at Hancock's
front, but each time they were repulsed with
dreadful slaughter. Every charge was made
with a momentum which carried tha Con
federates clear up to the tield-work*, and
(here they were shot and bnyonotted or
taken prisoner. After the third charge the
dead almost blocked the way, while the
cries of the wounded almost drowned the
roar of musketry. There was not a tree
nor bush nor twig nor blade of grass which
was not cut by the flying missiles. The
earth was ridged and plowed and furrowed
as if some mighty drag had passed and re
passed. The very air seemed to blnza and
burn. After 1 o'clock it ralued heavily,
and wounded men dragged themselves
about and drank out of tue pooh and hol
lows. Those who could not crawl lay with
open mouths to cool their parched tongues
by catching a few drops. In front of a part
of liirney's division was a sink-hole. Into
this rain and blood collected until it was
full of red water, and around this were a
hundred wounded men, drinking and moan
Not when the sun went down— not when
the night came— but only at midnight did
Lee cease hurling his gray mas-es at Han
cock's front. Then the living could no
longer charge over the dead and wounded.
And when the morning came again and men
looked out on those acres of flesh and bush
they saw what was seen nowhere else dur
ing the long and bloody war — the earth hid
den from sight— the soil so glutted with
blood that when the burial parties cleared it
of its awful burden it had turned red!
He Comiilleil With the Condition*.
While I was a student at Yale an incident
occurred that furnished amusement to the
police for weeks. Some of us were at the
station-House one winter's evening for the
purpose of bailing out two of our comrades
who had been arrested for skylarking.
VVhllo we were waiting a great hulklug
tramp walked in and asked the Lieutcrmnt
in charge, a rather dudlsh fellow, to give
him a night's lodging. Not satisfied with
\hf rtfusal he received, he persisted.
The Lieutenant soon lost patience, and
The Best Baking Powder.
Mrs. Sarah B. Cooper
Speaks from her Experience.
" I am glad to be able to assure you that I
know, both from experience and from a chemical
analysis, that the Royal Baking Powder is a
pure, wholesome and dependable article.
said : "No one can slepp here unless lie has
committed some crime." "Is that so?" said
the tramp. "Thai's pretty hard, but I can
help it. How will this answer?" As he
spoke lie shot out his fist and knocked thu
Liemenaut from his stool luto the spittoons
near the stove. "I hope I didn't hurt you
more than was necessary," he said, as his
victim slowly picked himself up, his nose
streaming blond: "give me as good a cell as
you have, for I'm tired and want to go to
sleep." '1 he unfortunate Lieutenant diil not
hear the end of it for months. — Allen VVil
son in St. 1. vis Globe-Democrat.
Another Horrible I>eath Dae to the
Keroicne Can.
The heedlessness of domestics in refusing
to tnke warning from the horrible deaths
that have occurred through the use of oil on
fire, had a frightful exemplification in this
ciiy. Marie Butler, a servant employed at
the residence of Mi. O. B. Baker, 1j25 I
street, was burned to death in a frightful
manner through this very carelessness.
She has been using a largo oil-stove to get
the meals on during this summer and one
afternoon about 3 o'clock she, as usual,
went to work preparing them. The gas
stove did not burn very well and the woman,
seeing lhat the reservoirs were rather low,
got the can nnd Started to replenish them
without putting the fire out. While she was
thus engaged an explosion took place and
so great was the shock that the can was
knocki-d out of her baud aud blown
out into tiie pantry w^y. The oil flew
all over her, igniting her thin dress, »nd she
soon beanie, one mass of flame. She
screamed and rushed up tbu stairway,
where the family went assembled, badly
scaring them, and continued her frantic
flight through the i arlor and up the halls
until she reached the third story. There in
Iv a rear back room she fell exhausted,
writhing in her agony. Passers-by hearing
the screams, rushed into the house and
proffered assistance. Mr. Howard Clagett,
the clerk of the Police Court, seizing a
blanket aud wrapping the suffering woman
in it, soon sulxhn d the flames. Her condi
tion was sii-kenini; to look at. The greater
portion of her body and almost the entire
face was burned away to a charred mass of
recking fl sli, from which the blood was
Oozing. Dr. Bussey, whose residence is
near by, responded to the call for medical
aidauadidalltlr.it was possible to relieve
tho woman in her distress. Though suffer
ine excruciating pain, she was conscious.
Seeing the utter helplessness of the case, he
ordered her conveyed to an hospital at
once. When she reached there she was
still alive, but after about half an hour
death Ciiine aud released tier from her in
teuse sufferinc.— Washington Herald.
A Teaiuster Assaulted by Two Men on
Second Street.
John Anderson was brought to the Re
ceiving Hospital at 1 o'clock this morning,
suffering from tho effects of a fleeting jag
and five knife wouuds in his side and
stomach. Juhu, who is a teamster, told a
somewhat hazy story about himself and his
midnight adventure. He s iid ho had been
calling on some friends and was on his way
home to the Craig lodging house on Howard
street, near Third. While walking along
Second street, he was set uoon by two
men, one of whom struck him in tiie
up nth will his fist John hit back, and
then the other man pulled a knife and com
menced carving John Anderson, lie was
found lying on the sidewalk o:i First street,
near Stevenson, by Officers Cleary and
Four of the cuts were slight and all looked
as if they had beeu made with a p-riknifrt.
The fifth wound, which was in the side,
was about an Inch dt-en, but John will re
cover without mv h suffering.
The Jury Still Oat.
The trial of Attorney M. M. Coffey, a Police
Court practitioner, which has taken place in
Judge Uebbard's court during the last few
days on the charge of bribing a witness in
the Police Court in the interest of a man
Dinned Queen, was concluded yesierday and
the case given to the jury. Although a
speedy ver.lict was exteeted, yet at 11
o'clock last night no conclusion had been
Hnrglars Ag»ln at Work.
The police h.tve been notified that the
residence of M. D. Nolan, at 1025 Page
6treet, %vas entered Tuesday by burglars,
who carried away silverware aud jewelry
valued hi $2000. Two valuable gold watches
wbich were hidden in tiie baby's crib were
overlooked by the daring thieves.
Dredging C'liniiiipl Street.
The Harbor Commission at its meeting
this afternoon will consider the question of
dredging Mission Creek or Channel street,
between Fourth and Sixth streets, hs this
will give water enough there to tloat schoon
ers to Sixth aud give the lumbermen more
Stole From Spring Valley.
Robert Duwnes, alias Kelly, and Charles
Crown were arrested* yesterday for grand
larceny by Sergeants Burke and Price. It
is claimed they stole machinery from the
Spring Valley Water Company to the value
Of $102.
John E. Tourtelotte, Major and Brevet-
Colonel, U. S. A., at one time Sherman's
chief of staff, died at La Crosse, Wis., last
Colonel Tourtelotte wa^ a native of Con
necticut, lie entered tho army as a private
of Company 11, Fourth Minuesota Keginient,
on September 30, 1861. He served during
tliH war and rose in the ranks until he was
commissioned a Colonel and was bonnrabiy
mustered out at the close of the war. He
was after that commissioned a Caplain of
iniantry in the regular army and remained
In active service until 1885. when he was
placed on the retired list with the rank of
Major. He. was engaged at the Dattles of
luka, (.Vrinth and the siege of Corinth,
Miss. He was in the battles of Champion
Hill, Missionary Kidge, Raymond, cauture
of Jackson and a.^ault and siege of Vicks
burg. He was General Sherman's chief of
staff, and was with Sherman in the famous
lmri'li to tin- sea. He was also engaged at
the defense of Allatoona, Gn., where he was
wounded, at the siege of Savannah and iv
the battle of Bentouvllle.
Gideon Woodward of Oakland died at his
residence, 530 Tenth street, Oaklaud, yester
day, after a lingering illness, aged 70
years. He was born in Windsor County,
Vermont, November 22. 1820. He prao
ticd medicine in New Orleans prior to
i*sr, when he came to California. He
wu very successful in the mines ant later
was engaged in a general trading business.
He had u-sided in Oakland since 1875. His
large property interests in San Francisco
and other investments reeeivud his personal
attention until he was stricken with pnraly
sis. Shortly before that time he divided
his property among his wife and children.
William Hoffman, a resident of Martinez,
where he was engaged in the business of a
tauner, difd suddenly yesterday at his
home in the suburbs of that town, shortly
after 12 o'clock. He had been in town at
tending to some business, and on returning,
took dinner with his daughter, after which
he lay down on a sofa to read the paper.
Suddenly blood gushed from his mouth in a
stream and in a few moments he was dead.
A post-mortem examination was held.which
revealed the fact that death was the result
of aneurism of the aorta. He was a pioneer
resident of Contra Costa County, having
settled there in 1850.
Matthow K. Barber, a pioneer citizen of
Contra Costa County, died yesterday after
a lingering illness at his home in Alhambra
Valley. Mr. Barber located in Contra
Cosia County in 1850. He wrote the tickets
for the first election of officers ever held In
the county, and built some of the first houses
that were erected in Martinez. He will be
burled this alternoon at 2 o'clock.
BOSTON— Arrived July 22— Stmr Kansas, from
Liverpool. . -
NEW YORK— Arrived July 22-Stmr NoordUnd,
from Antwerp; atuir Italy, Trum Liverpool.
mirth. marriage and death notices sent by mull
will not be Inserted. They muse ha handed In at
either of the publication offices and be Indorsed
with lm • i in.- and rdsl-lenc? or persons aulnorUg.l
to a. c the same published..] -
M< nOSAI.n-In this city. July 9, 1891, to the wire
of Robert F. McDouald, a sou.
FOKI>E-ln tills city. July 11, 1891, to the wire or
John Forde, a daughter.
TOMSKY— In this city. July 20. 1831, to the wife
of Mam Tinisky, a daughter. .
DECKKK-ln this 01 ty, July 15,1891, to the wire of
J. W. Decker, a son. . ■
STONK-iii this city, July 19, 1891, to the wife of
E. W. stone, a son.
SCIINEI..ER-In Alameda. July 17. 1891, to the
wire of Prosper Scuneldsr, a sou.
TENNANT-In San Jose. July 20, 1591, to the wife
of F. W. Tennant, a daughter.
ENCR-In San Itarael, July 21, 1891, to tbe wife of
Frank Encb. a son.
GOODMAN— St. Helena. Xapa County, Cal., July
SI, 1891. to the wife of A. Goodman, a dun it >r
MEDINOKR-McCAIN— In this oity. July 6. 1-191.
by Justice or the I'eace (J. W. Cook, (ieor^e M«d-
Inger all <>eorKie McCain, both of San Francisco.
BHOWN-1-ATTEN —In tills city, July 21, 18*1;
Klcbard Brown of Sau Francisco and Maggie Fat-
ten of lleald*bur£.
BWEETLANI>— RISING-In this city, July 20.
IS •I, by the It ev. John <:ray, George K. Sweet-
laud and Nellie Rusin^, both of San Francisco.
OOLUKN— MUBBIS— In this city. July 20. 1891,
by the Key. Father I'reuder-'ast, V. <;., Frank B.
Ooidcu of Virginia City and Mumi : Morris of Car-
STKWAKT-ADAIR— In Oakland. July 20. 1891,
Wllllun Walter Stewart of Seattle. Wash., and
Mai tie Adalr of Pasadena. Cal.
WRIUHT—VANPROOVEN— Berk-ley, July 18,
181)1. Harry T. Wright and Adrlaua Vanprooyon.
KI.NG-KI.\DER-In Fresno. July 17. 1891. by the
Rev. Mr. Martin. Charles F. King and Minrile M.
Kinder or Gold Run. ■
Ahem. Julia Noble. Matilda
Burke, t'athrine Nurdhruch, Henry
Brady, Philip O'Cailazhan. Michael
Cullen. Rev. Andrew Pracy, Joseph
Davis, Sarah M. F;implnella. Florentlna
bain, Nathaniel Paul. William
Finn. Ifridgot Rankin. George A.
Fitz^-i-raid, John W. Keglar. Charles John
Uass, Juhn Sennelder (ia'aut)
Hi- in):, v Harriet W. Taylor, Frank I*.
Leitgett. Alice llazel Tomsk* (infaut)
Lieiilg, Alice Unna, Sarah
NOBI.E-In this city. July 21, 1891, Matilda, be-
loved wire of Seattle Noble, a native or County
Tyrone, Ireland, aued 63 years. [Boston papers
please copy. )
fir" I'r it .ml acquaintances are resnectrully
Invited to attend the funeral 'I HIS DAY (Thurs-
day), it 2 o'clocK p. if., from her late residence,
12:i8>/a Tweuty-slxth street. Interment I. o. O. F.
Cemetery. *•
OAKS— In this city. July 21, mi. John 0a«. be-
loved rather or Julius A. i>:», and fatlier-lii-law
of Mrs. Julius A. Uass, a native or Germany, axed
49 years 8 months and 25 days. [Hobokeu papers
please copy.]
Kir Friends and acquaintances are respectfully
tnviteil to attend tins [uner.il THIS DAY (Thurs-
day), at 1 o'clock r. M.. rrom the undertaking
parlors or Charles J. If. Metzier, t)3» Washington
street; thence to Veruiii Eiutracht Hall, :(10 Cost
street, where the services will be held, commenc-
ing at 2 o'clock r. m. sharp. Interment I. O. O. F.
Cemetery. 2
FITZGERALD— John William, a native or County
Waterrord. Ireland, aned 55 years.
49* Friends and acquaintances are respectfully
Invited to attend tbe funeral THIS DAY (Thurs-
day), at 2 o'clock i*. h.. fro, 11 tils lite residence,
northeast corner or Francisco and Dupout streets,
liitriuidit Mount Calvary Cemetery. *•
LIEHHJ— In this city. July 21, 1891, Alice, beloved
dauzliter or Captain Einti and Kate Lietilz. a na-
tive or San Francisco, a^ed 9 mouths and 17
&2T Friends and acquaintances are respectfully
Invited to attend the ruuer.il THIS DAY (Thurs-
day), at 2 o'clocK r. *.. from the residence of
her parents. 12 Sti-uart street, betwoou Mission
and Market. Interment I. O. O. F. Cemeter/. ••
FINN— In Mis city. July 21. 1491, Bridget, dearly
beloved wire or Jeremiah Finn, and mother or
FRiinle Finn, Mrs. W. Dowdall, Mrs. E. Coret.
Mrs. T. Treacey and Mrs. F. Ehreuprort, a 'native
or Clobeen, County Tipperary. Ireland, aged tits
tV Friends and acquaintances are respectrullv
invited to attend the funeral THIS DAY (Thurs-
day), at 9:30 o'clock a.m., trom her late residence,
124 l'aric avenue; theme to St. Kose's Cnurcb,
where a solemn requiem mass will be cele-
brated fur the repose or her soul, commencing at
10 o'clock a. v. Interment alount Calvary
Cemetery. ••
CCLI,KN— An anniversary miss will be celebrated
for the repose or the sou) of Rev. Andrew Cullen
at St. Mary's Cathedral, Van Ness avenue, THIS
DAY (Thursday), at 9 o'clock a. m. Rev-
erend clergy, friends and acquaintances are re-
speotruliy Invite I to attend. ••
HENDLEY— In this city. July 22, Is9l, Harriet W.,
widow or the late Aaron O. Handle*-, a native or
Massachusetts, aged B8 years and 7 months.
js/»" Friends and relatives are respectfully
Invited to attend the ruueral services Til IS DAY
(Thursday;, at 1:30 o'clocK p. v.. at her late
residence, 1110'/: Sacramento street. I'iease
omit flowers. •
PKAIV- In this city. July 22. !S<)l. Joseph, be-
loved husband of Susie Pracy. a native or San
Francisco, ased 38 years. 8 months and 3 days.
A'arFrlends are respectfully Invited to attend
tbe funeral services TO-MORKOW (Friday), at 1
o'clock p. v., at his late residence, S2J Church
•trect, near Tv.euty-thlrd. ••
NORDBRUCH— In this city. July 22, 1891, Henry,
beloved husband of the late Anne Nord-irticb,
a native or Oldenburg, (term my, axed 4 : yeirs.
jOr«~I-riends and acquaintances are respectfully
Invited to attend the funeral TO-MORROW (Kri-
davi, at 2 o'clo k p. if.; rrom the undcrtaKliii
pari rs or Suhr A Keeker, 120 1 Mission street,
near Eighth. Interment I. o. O. F. Cemetery. •*
CNN A— In this city. July 22. 1891, Sarah, beloved
wife or Jacob I'liua. and mother or Harry L'nna,
a native ot Poland, aged 46 years, 3 months aud
7 days.
49* Friends and acquaintances are re^pectrnlly
Invited to attend the Mineral TO-MORROW (Fri-
day), at 10 o'clock a. m., from her late residence,
1214 Eddy street. Interment Jewish Cemetery,
San M.tteo. *•
AHERN— In this city. July 22. 1831, Julia, beloved
wire or Han el Patrick Abern, a native or County
Clare. Ireland, aged 56 years.
64"Frlcii'is and aeqaalo(ans«9 are respectfully
Invited to attend tha funeral TO-MORROW (Fri-
day), at 9:30 o'clock a. Sf.. from her late resi-
dence, 4 Altilcr place, between Harrison and Bry-
ant streets, on F.rst. Interment Holy Cross Ceme-
tery. • •
PAUI.-In Mayfield, Jnly 22. 1391, ■William Paul,
• aged 82 years, 1 month and 7 days.
WFmierjl will take place TO-MORROW (Fri-
day), at 2 o'clock r. m.. tram his late residence. 11
PAIN— In Sausallto. July It), 1891; Nathaniel Daln
a native or rath. Me., azed 35 yeais.
£5" i-'rleints and acquaintance* are respectfully
Invited to view the rema ns'at the undertaking
parlors or Suhr it I'ecker, 1209 Mission street,
near El^'htli. The remains will he forwarded to
Bath, Me., Friday, July 24, 1891, at 1 o'clock
p ii. - •>
BURKE— In this city. July 22, Cathrine, beloved
wire or James T. Burke.
TAYLOR— In tills city. July 21. Frank P., son or O.
B. Taylor, a native or Indiana, a-^ed 31 years.
LEUGKTT— In this city, July 21, Alice Hazel,
dausbter or I*. A. and Mary E. Legcett, a native
of San Francisco. :i,-ei| 1 ye.ir and 2 months.
PAMPI.NKLLA-In this city. July 21. Florentlna,
only child or Salvador Pampliielia, a unlive or
Sau Francisco, a-ced 1 year, 2 months and 4 days.
KE»;I.EK— In this city. July 20. Charles John, be-
loved son of Cbirips and Ameria Keller, a native
or Marquesas Islands, a'^ed 1 year and 2 days.
TOMSKY— In this city. July 20, Infant daughter or
William and Teresa Toms&y.
RAN KIN —In this city, July 21. George A., beloved
husband or Kate Rankin, a native ol Dublin, Ira-
land, aged 45 years.
DAVIS-In Oakland, Jnly 21. Sarah M.. wife of
William N. Davit, a native of Sydney, N. S. W.,
aged 3d years, 1 month and 7 days.
SCHNEIDER— In Alameda. July 18. Infant son or
Frospvr and Mary Schneider.
O'CALLAOHAN— In the City and County Alms-
bouse, July 21. Michael O'Callagban, a native of
Ireland, aged 75 years.
BRADY— In the City and County Aimshouse, July
-v. Philip Brady, a native 01 Ireland, aged 4J
Successors to WM. H. PORTER,
Lady attendants At all hours. Strictly pri-
vate Funeral Parlors.
TIIU'.I'IIoni; 3236. . Ja2s 6meod
Kverjlhing Requisite ror Firit-ci.us Vuauali I
at Reuonable Kates. 1
Telephone SIK7. 27 and V» Pint •tract, |
_ . Opponit* Liuiiiila Softool.
1 T«1«»hog< HUSO. nrlTisA.
■ (Sons ol the late JAMES .si..-hin»,i
Fnneritl Director* aud Embalnurt,
SI Kddj St., opp. Tlvoil Opera linn..
I mr Telephone No. a'ioa. in* BaTuTh 5
■la-h. McM is™ ky. Ch\s. McM eno
1057 Mission St., near Seventh.
Telephone No. 335->. . ]a2> SuTuTh tf
10 Van Nosh Are . nr. Market St., S. F.
ST Telephone No. 3158. mr2B eod^Su 6m
ThSllTu 6n>
1891. ■---■■ -■-■■■'■■■ -. ; .... Jy2i lm
1030 Valencia Street, San I'm ml sen.
J. July 27 1891. For Illustrated catalogue address
Kcv.EDWAUU 11. CUL HUH, A.M., Prlnclual. XA lm
:~- ■: :•-' miscei.laweo^B.
"Standard Time" Slrkel Stem-w1nd1nz..3.50
"The Daisy" Ladles' Nickel Rtem-wlnd'g 3.25
"The Queen" Ladies' Silver Watch, guar-
anteed 4.85
Ladies' Waltham or Elgin Silverlne
Watch, guaranteed 8.35
Ladies' Waltham or Elgin Rolled Gold
Watch, en .ira:i : <■•■ ■ 1 13.65
Gents' Waltham or Elgin Rolled Hold
' Watch, guaranteed 111.65
(louts' American Hunting-case Rolled
Gold Watch, guaranteed 10.00
Gouts' American Open-face Rolled Uoltl
Watch, guaranteed '. 9.88
Gents' Waltbnm Open-face Gold Filled
Watch, guaranteed iO years 14.85
Gents' Waltham or Elgin Double Stock
Sliver Watch .". 7.65
Gents' Watuani or Elgin Dust-proof Sil-
vered Watch 8.35
Gents' or Hoys' Swiss Anchor Watch.
guaranteed 6.85
Kg- Higher grades In Nickel, Mlvijr, Oold
Filled or Solid Gold AT EQUALLY LOW
Complete Lines of Silver, Gold an*
Genuine Diamond Jewelry
Decorated Glass Vases, 4Jf lucbeshigb..... 6
» » 7 .... ....10
.. "■ " "7 •• « ....16
M \I; »• ;_'.. I. 7 ■■ •• ...20
« '< ' '<• 8% ; •• . » '.'...'2$
m ,- : « v "9 " '_ m .35
. v .. - 11 .. .. ....60
" " "11 « « 11H75
":" ; " "12 •' " ..1.00
Bisque Figures, 5V 2 Inches high 15
" "7 . " •■ -0
8 »• ■ •• 25
.. .. 9 . . " - " „ 35
'••■.': " ' 10 " " 50
Colored Glass Flower Stands, 7 In. high 25
Crystal Glass Flower Stands, i) i, 3 in. high. . .74
Sll '• - 1.00
13 •• •• 1.25
" • " 15 " - 1.50
NOTE. — Goods Dellverel Free of Clarie
to Sansallto, Blltlleitale. Mill Valley, Tlliu-
ron, Antloeh. San Rafael, Stockton. Hay.
wards, Vallejo. Nana, San Lorenzo. Melroia,
tau Leaiidru, Oakland, Alaiueda, !.■■*.■.
718 Market St. and 1234 Market SL
o*^lL Cousultation Free.
* Jsiii W. &, S.
28 Geary Street, San Francisco, Cal.
Regular graduates of both American and Canadian
Colli>s<^ ill all branches of Medicine and Surgery.
niTanDU Broncliitis. Asthma, and Throa(
Un I Hlinri| and Lung diseases cured by Mcd«
Icated Inhaleuts, with thorough constitutional
treatment, when all others have tailed. lUferencc^k
from the so already cured. 7
NtHVUUoUtyiU I I Indiscretion. Yoiiai ™
NtKVUUoUtUILII I Indiscretion. Exceoe.
ana other causes producing >ervou»ueKs,Los»of
Memory and Ambition, A version to.Society,
lia»hfalnes!i, Melancholy, Indigestion,
V\ . ui.ii> v.,,1 Mini! ami IJody , lmpediments
to Marriage, Kxhattsting 1 1 rain-. Loss of
Tower, Pains In Back, etc., permanently, r^WV
■nd privately cared (no matter who has failed/ by
Its. Williams' Sure Cure Specifics, l'ri
12.00 pcx bottle.
Dinfin nnA Cl/ISI r>ls<-»«e«. Scrofula,
DL'JLMJ 3RU OK!?! Klieuuiati.m,
iilotchi-s, Eruptions, Swellings ami Sores;
affecting Body, Nose, Mouth, Throat and Tones,
the result of Blood Poison positively and quickly
Cured without Mercurials.
WIRPJPV nrl US WARY Tr <> nW <-"<
IMuiitl anu UnmAnl weakuacK-,
Painful, Too Frequent, Difficult or Iluu
Colored Urine, Gleet, Stricture, Piles cured
for life. Kcccnt cases cured in a few days.
DiseaHes of Women (in a legitimate sphere)
successfully treated on common sense principles.
■>o Fee until Cured, from responsible parties.
'Consultations free. Hours 9A. M. to 12 H. Ito I
|Bd 7toBp. M. Sundays 10 A. H. to 12 M.
1 tf SaSnTnTO. _^^
board of new city hall commissioners*
PROPOSALS forTetallic files.
O wurlt una materials will be received by the Board
of New City Hall Commissioners, In the chamber ol
the Board of Supervisors, on WEI»NKSI>AY, tbe
13th ivy or Auaiiit. 1491, between the hours ot IX
a. m. and 12 m. of that day:
For the furnishing and placing of metallic docn-
nent flic boxes In the flttlnca made therefor la the
County Clerk's uew ofllce. in the northwest wing or
the New City Hall, to the amount of 19, '00. or
thereaoouts. Proposals to be accompanied by urn.
pics of the file boxes bid upon, and the worst to be
completed on or before the 31st day of December,
Dimensions of files to be obtains! In the office ot
the architect.
In awarding this contract tbe question of quality
■nd durability of the files bid upon, la counectlou
wltb the price, will lie considered.
The secretary will furnish blank forms or propos-
als and bonds to Inteudln; bidders. No bid will be
entertained unless male upon blanks so furnished.
The bids must be accompanied with a certified
cfaecu, or with a bond with two or mare good and
sufnclcnt sureties. In the sum of 10 per cent of tb*j
total sum or tender, to guirautee the closing of tha
contract when awarded. The name of the bonds,
men. when bond Is given, must be submitted to too
Commissioners at least thre* days before the open-
Ing of the bids. In order tint they may pan CPon
their competency. The board reserves the r.'^*>. ts
reject any and all Mil. Payments will be aiaue by
aull'cd demands upon the treasury drawn against
the New City Hall fun-!.
Bidders must strictly comply with the proposals
with reference to bondsmen (should they havt
them instead of checks).
Board of New City Mall Commissioner!.
Edward I. Wolfe, Secretary.
San Francisco. July 7. 189 L It 7 SOI
Commissioners, 10 California St., San Fran-
cisco, Cal.. July 18, 1891— Sealed proposals or bldf
will be received at thin office at or prior to i
o'clock p. v., on Tuesday, July is, 1891. for fur-
nishing the materials and labor for extending and
repairing tbe Fishermen's Wharf, near the foot of
Union st., on the water front ot the city and county
of San Francisco. No bid trill be received unless II
Is made on a blank form furnished from this oflles
and Is accompanied by a certified cheek In an
amount equal to 6 per cent of the amount of the
bid, payable to tbe order of the Secreury of the
board as a guarantee on the pnrt or the successful
bidder that be will, within six days after tbe ac-
ceptance of the bid, enter Into a written contract to
do said work according to the plans and speclflca*
tlons adopted by the board. July IS. lSi)l; anil
wilt also execute and tile with this board a good
and sufficient bond to be approved by said board la
such Mini as It shall direct, and conditioned ror the
faltuful performance of said contract; nor will
said bid be considered by this board unless de-
livered to the Secretary or to tbe Assistant Secre-
tary lit the office of the Secretary, at or prior to 3
o'clock r. m., un Tuesday, July '.'3, 1591, atwhlcß
time and place the bids will be opened.
The board reserves the right to reject any or a"
bids If deemed for the best interests of the State. -V
Haiders are Invited to bo present at the opening
of the bids.
W. 11. 11KOWN.
Board of State Harbor Commissioner*
Chief Kntlneer.
J. J. Kkfoax, Secretary. jy!B lot
$50 A WEEK!
>el9tt BOX a. CAT. 1, OFFICE.
San Fkancisco. July 21. 1891.
i\ Hall Commissioners, held TUBSDAV, July 21,
1801. the following resolution was passed to print:
Itrsoi-VKD, That the contract for changing th»
old Hoard or Education Rooms Into a court-room,
etc., for Judge J. O. B. Hebbard, known v Contract
No 27, be awaraed to Ira Fancber. taa lowest bid
der, tor th« sum of f 2590.
Ayes— Commissioners Sanderson and Smiley.
Absent, Commissioner Durst.
The Hoard adjourned to the call of th« Chair.
• _-J • Dli.GIIiliU.V3 DISPKNSAIA',
f*^ 6*3 Kearuy street. EstabiistiM in ISM
L^ef, a for the tre,ttui ■at of private dii -axes. De-
flrHPiA 1 '"' 1 ' 0 ' dliaxus wearing un tii« »ly in.l
inlndpsrmiKMtly cure.l. IB; .1 i.-. ir mi
VSBnt^vlsltL'd tha hospitals of Kurjp- .i.i 1 OJI-.
-. SaMßClliilued much valuable inform itUa, whi£a
he can Impart to those In need of his service. Tua
Doctor cures when others (ail. Try 111 a. Niic.'ur^s
unless he Directs a curd. Persons cure! at ii» .10. c«il
I write. Address OK. J. f.UIUBON, Bji 19J7,
[ BanFraacUco,Ual. (.'barges raiioaaltls. uii:ttexi4

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