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ABOVE THE HEART.
Shooting Affray in a Hotel at
Lockeford. .
Termination of a Farmer's Protracted Spree
by a Tragedy.
The Public-School Building at San Mateo
Destroyed by Fire— Josette Balsson
Located In San Diego.
Frcrlsl to Tbk KoßSnra Cali.
Etocktox, July 30.— narry Fatton, a
laborer residing at Lockeford, In this
county, this evening shot Pete Nelson, a
renter farmer, through tbe neck and also
through the body just above tbe heart. The
doctors say tbat Nelson cannot live. The
shooting occurred In a hotel at Lockeford.
Last bund ly Nelson was drunk and noisy,
and Constable Dial of Lockeford, to quiet
him, put handcuffs on him with the assist
ance of Harry Button and others. Nelson
was drinking again to-day and followed
I'atton about the town. " The latter told
him to go away, but he kept after Patton,
ami shortly after 8 o'clock to-night Nelson
took bold of Patton, and the latter shot
twice. Patton lias a wife and several chil
dren, but Nelson is unmarried. The shooter
Is in custody at LocKeford and will be
brought to the County Jail in the morning.
A RUNAWAY WIFE.
A Woodland Woman Deserts Her Husband
and Child at Santa Cruz.
Woodland, July 30.— 0n the 13th of June
Kitty Winninger, wife of J. U. Winninger
of Woodland, left a nice little note at Santa
Cruz infoiming her husband that she bad
drowned herself in the blue ocean. Her
hat and shawl, found on the cliff, was strong
evidence that she slept in the briny deep.
Her husband mourned for some weeks, but
suddenly put off all evidences of mourning,
and the story floated around that Kitty had
been resurrected from the dead of Santa
Cruz. To-day the husband filed papers in a
divorce suit and the whole story has been
told. Kitty lied from Santa Cruz with a
young oi whose name she refuses to
divulge, »nd went to San Francisco, where
she has lived since. Recently she attempted
a reconciliation and asked her husband to
open bis purse and his arms and she would
return to her first love and her four-year
old child, and the susceptible husband came
very near agreeing to the proposition. But
Kilty wns inexorable in her demands for
diamond ear-rings and other trifles, and Mr.
Winninger decided that he would let tier go
and seek a divorce. Her only reason for
the rash act at Santa Cruz was that her hus
band was cress. When last beard from she
was living on Larkin street. Mr. Winnin
ger visited her recently in the city, but all
efforts to induce her to divulge the name of
her ycuug friend proved fruitless.
RUN DOWN.
Jcsette Baisson Finally Located by San Diego
Detectives.
San Diego. July 33.— the 13th Inst.
Josette Baisson, a pretty thirteen-year-old
French girl, eloped from San Francisco
with Pierre Canton, a waiter. The police
were at once notified by Mrs. de Villemeur,
Josette's aunt, an 1 the wires have been
kept busy ever since telegraphing for a
clew to the runaways, A detective of this
city has been watching the case, and yester
day afte no >n heard ol the young lady In
quiring at different hotels for Canton. The
detective and bis assistant at once set to
woik on the case, and after several hours'
hard work located the girl iv the house of a
.French family about three miles from the
■city. It was nearly midnight when the
detectives reached the house. The girl was
very much surprised, but took the matter
v.-r\ coolly. She said she left her aunt's
borne because she was mistreated, and that
there had been nothing wrong between her
and Canton. In order to dodge the Los
Angeles police the couple bad separated,
Canton coming ahead to this city. The de
tective wired Chief* Growley of tbe arrest,
who replied to hold the girl for instructions.
Canton has not been located.
AFTEII TWENTY YEARS.
An Indian Charged With the Harder of a
White Kan in 1871.
Victoria (B. C), July 30.— Chin Ha Mot,
a stalwart Cowlcban Indian, who speaks
English fluently and dresses like a white
man, was up for a preliminary hearing
Wednesday, on a charge of murdering
Isaac Clonk, an aged white man, in 1871.
The principal witness was the discarded
mistress of the Indian, who stated that the
prisoner told her lie know that Cloak lived
alone in an isolated cabin, end had quite a
sum of money in the house. The prisoner
told her he went to the house, choked Cloak
to death and then set tire to the bouse to
obliterate Hie evidence of the crime. Only
a heap of bones was found in the ashes of
the house, nud it was supposed at the time
that Cloak was accidentally burned to
death. Another Indian, said to be Impli
cated, is now at the Fruser River canneries,
aud officers are hunting liim up.
A CONVICT WOUNDED.
Attempt of Two Prisoners to Escape by Over
powering Their Guard.
Yuma (Ariz July 30.— This morning
two convicts in tho Arizona Penitentiary
attempted to escape by overpowering the
guard, and one of them was badly wounded.
This morning about 7 o'clock, when the
eighty convicts employed in building the
town levee along the Gila River were
turned out from the Territory Prison under
charge of the prison guards, two Mexicans,
Fraucisco Lopez and Galbrlno Lopez, at the
rear end of the line jumped upon Guard
.- Rice, ok his rifle away and tried to brain
him. Rice drew a revolver and tired,
wounding Lopez In the back. The other
prisoner attempted to run away, put was
soon halted by Ihe Superintendent of the
levee, Frank Hartler. Both the convicts
are in the penitentiary fur long terms, and
are old offenders.
FOR THE ORIENT.
- Passengers of the Empress of India for Yoko
hama and Hong-Kong.
Vancouver (B. C), July 30.— The steam
ship Empress of India sailed at 2 o'clock
yesterday for Yokohama and Hong-Kong,
having on board seventy saloon passengers
and 143 Chinese. Among the passengers
were: Hon. F. Suglmua, late Consul for
Japan at Vancouver; G. A. Reefer, C.E.,
who goes to Siberia; Mrs. Large, Miss Rob
ertson, Miss Schoulez, sent by the Metho
dist Church of Canada as missionaries to
Japan, and Rev. Dr. Sheffield, Mr. and Mrs.
Walker, Congregational missionaries to
China. The vessel took tons of freight,
42 sacks of mail and one basket of postal
packages. Twenty-five of the sacks are the
British mail, which left Liverpool July
13m.
»
THE KILLING OF POOlt.
A Question as to Who Fired the First Shot
ia the Woolley Tragedy.
• Portland. July 30.— A special to the
Evening Telegram from Seattle says a re
port from Woolley, the scene of Sunday's
shooting of Deputy Sheriff Poor, states that
Terry, who is under guard, attempted to
escape last night. The nine Chinamen who
were brought to Seattle yesterday will be
examined before a notary to-day. It is ex
pected their testimony will indicate who
fired the first shot if -it was Inspector
Ilatrd. who was dischareed from custody at
Seattle yesterday by Justice Terry, he will
be re-arrested. A well-authenticated rumor
from Woolley says there are 160 pounds of
opium buried there. Some of the customs
inspectors are suspected of standing in with
the smugglers.
FIIIE AT SAN MATEO.
The Public School Building Burned to the
Ground.
Saw Mateo, July 30.-The public school
building at this place was burned to the
ground to-day, shortly after 1 o'clock. The
woodsheds in the rear were seen to be
ablaze and with lightning-like rapidity the
flesr.es communicated to the large two-story
building and it was entirely consumed. A
brisk wind was prevailing at the time, which
li.%»a»ed the progress of the fire. School
was in session and the large number of
scholars left the building without Injury to
any of them. The building had just been
overhauled inside and out ana newly
painted. The amount of the loss is not
known at this time. There was some In
surance. Nothing of consequence was
saved. :.
PINE NUT MINES.
An Expert to Inspect the locality for San
Francisco Capitalists.
Carson, July 30.— Rich strikes continue
to be mado in Pine Nut. One prospector
struck rich rock on the evening of the 28ib
inst., aud walked to Gensa. a distance of
twenty-five miles, to get bis claim recorded,
fearing claim-jumping. Jackson, the min
ing expert, left this morning tn inspect the
locality in the interest of San Francisco
capitalists. Companies are being formed
preparatory to Incorporation and floating
the stock.

FATAL. ACCIDENT.
An Oregon Hop-Grower Hun Over by His
Team and Killed.
Scio, July 30.— Peter Halfpenny, a hop
grower, was run over this morning by a
team and wagon and killed. He undertook
to lemove tbe bolster from the wagon while
the horses were hitched to it. The horses
became unmanageable and ran away, knock
ing Halfpenny down and running over him.
The brake-bar of the wagon struck him at
tbe base of the skull, inflicting a wound
from which he died in an hour.
JURY DISAGREED.
Result of the Trial of Nellie White for Mur-
der in Eakersfield.
Bakersfiei.d, July 30.— The trial of
Nellie White for shooting and killing James
J. Jewell last February took place this
week and the jury disagreed. Jewell was
an old soldier. The woman, at the prelim
inary examination, was acquitted in Justice
Old's court. The G. A. 11. post here, believ
ing Jewell was murdered, one of its mem
bers bad the woman rearrested. She will
be tried again.
Suicide of a Former Journalist.
Los Angeles, July 30.— George Reicherr,
a German, aged 00, committed suicide this
morning, at the Nadeau Hotel, with mor
phine. Reichart had registered under an
assumed name, and tried to hide his iden
tity. He was formally a well-known news
paper man, connected with the California.
Demnkral at San Francisco, but lately was
agent for the Fredericksburg Brewery. He
leaves a married daughter in Germany.
Seduced Freight Rates.
Portland. July 30.— The Northern and
Union Pacific railroad companies have
finally agreed upon new joint rates from
Eastern Washington and Idaho to Portland,
Seattle ana Tacoma, and the rates have
been made public. The reduction applies to
grain, flour, feed and millsluffs. From
points on the two lines where the old rate
was SO 50 per ton the new rate is So 75. The
new rate is a cut of about D- 2 per cent.
Earthquake Shocks.
Sax Diego, July 30. —An unusually
sharp shock of earthquake, lasting several
seconds, was felt throughout tha city this
morning at 6:15 o'clock. On the hill the
houses were made to squeak audibly.
Yuma (Ariz.).- July 3').— At (i:-.'o o'clock
this morning shocks of earthquake, three in
number, were felt here. The shocks were
quite severe, running from east to west. No
damage was done.
Funeral of Mrs. Scrivner.
Modesto, July 30.— The funeral of Mrs.
Scrivner, wife of Hon. J. J. Scrivner, ex-
State Prison Director, of San Francisco,
took place this afternoon from the residence
of her mother, Mrs. G. W. Branch, and was
largely attended. Her death occurred at
Cloverdale on Monday last and was very
sudden. Deceased was a native of this
county and was well known.
Probable Suicide.
Santa Cruz, July 30.— Tbe body of an
unknown man about 35 years of age was
found on the roadside near Soquel this
afternoon with a bullet through bis brain
fired from a pistol lying near. Appearances
indicate a case of suicide. The man had
been dead several hours. Nineteen dollar i
in money and some papers were found in
his pockets, but nothing to give a clew to
bis identity.
Fatal Accident to a Miner.
Sutter Creek. July 30.— Philip Dough
erty, a miner working in an open cut of the
Hector cold mine, while wheeling ore on a
trestle six led high lost bis balance and fell,
striking his skull, and died an hour after
the accident. Deceased was 51 years of age,
a native of Ireland and was not married.
,Ho came recently from lone City.
The Church Conference at Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz, July 30.— The question of
ho adoption of a liturgy by the Church of
Disciples was the ' principle theme of dis
cussion at the convention at Garfield Park
to-day. There were several hundred new
arrivals to-day. The park presents a very
animated appearance.
Lost a Toe.
Merced, July 30.— This morning Hal,
the sixteen-year-old son of Supervisor
Shaffer, met with what may tirovo a serious
accident. While working with a gun It was
exploded, striking his foot and blowing off
* great toe. The accident occurred at his
father's ranch and he was brought to town
immediately.
Search for an Escape.
Merced, July 30.— Nearly all the officers
from the Sheriff's office are scouring the
country near the Mokelumne River for
George Mason of Merced County, the con
vict who escaped through a car window
while on bis way to Folsom, Tuesday last,
In charge of T. U. Patterson.
The Charleston at Santa Barbara.
Saxta Barbae A, July 30.— The Charles
ton arrived this morning. A largo number
of people visited the ship this afternoon. A
ball and reception will he given to-morrow
night in honor of the officers. The cruiser
will leave here on Saturday.
The Cherokee Election.
Vinita (Ind. T.), July 30.— Next Monday
the Cherokee election for Chief and sub
ordinate offices takes place. The sale of the
strip and allotment of lands, together with
preparations for Statehood, are the princi
pal issues.
Dragged to Death.
Baker City (Oregon), July 30.— News
has just been received from Bridgeport that
Harrison Buskin, while riding a wild horse,
was thrown. His foot caught in the stirrup
aud he was dragged to death.
Failed to Agree.
Merced, July 30.— T0-day the jury in
the case of the People vs. E. C. Mason,
charged with selling liquor without a license,
disagreed and were discharged.
The Brown Murder Case.
San Diego, July 30.— The trial of Breed
love and Wilsoi for the murder of the sailor
Brown began in the Superior Court to-day.
Base-Ball.
Spokane, July 30.— Spokanes 15, Ta
coinas 2.
Portland, July Seattlcs 4, Port
lauds 3.
Portland's Business.
Portland, July 30.— Clearances, 8238,
--000; balances, 130.000.
GRAY'S DEFALCATION.
In What Fund Will the Recovered Money
Be Placed?
Attorney-General Hart is trying to wind
up affairs connected with the defalcation of
John S. Gray while he was Secretary of the
Slate Board of Harbor Commissioners. The
State held the Commissioners under tho
Gray regime and their sureties responsible
for the delinquencies. A bill was passed iv
the last Legislature for the relief of these
bondsmen, and the Attorney-General was
authorized to compromise the matter for
823,308 10. This was the amount of the short
age as shown by Gray's books, and the
bondsmen have agreed to pay their portion
of the amount demanded. Attorney Lan»
horn demanded $5000 for legal services ren
dered, and this claim is also to be deter
mined. .',"- ": ' ,-. ; „', .•-
A question that Is now causing a contro
versy Is in reference to the fund in which
tbe recovered money is to be placed. The
present Harbor Commissioners think it
should go back to the Harbor Improvement
Fund, but Controller Colgan wants the
money turned into the General Fund. This
point is soon to be decided by Justice Beatty
of the Supreme Court
Had His Skull Crushed.
Robert Manceau, a driver for the Joshua
Hendy Machine Worts, was thrown from
his wagon in a runaway yesterday morning
on the corner of Fifth and Mission streets
and sustained injuries which are thought to
be fatal. His head was crusheil*and he was
otherwise badly injured. He was taken to
the French Hospital for treatment and at a
late hour was pronounced neardeathVdoor.
He has relatives in Grass Valley,
THE MORNING CALL. SAN FRANCISCO. FRIDAY. JULY 31. 1891-EIGHT PAGES.
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INTO ETERNITY.
Sensational Suicide From Point
Lobos Cliff.
Unavailing Efforts Hade to Recover the Body.
The Ocean Swallows Up the Un
known Dead.
A very sensational suicide occurred near
tbe Cliff House shortly after 6 o'clock last
evening, when a man, at present unknown,
leaped to his death from the cliffs near the
Point Lobos Signal Station. Only one per
son saw the suicide's leap. He is a young
man named Edward Cute, who resides on
Scott street, and from him tho details were
learned.
Mr. Cate went nut to Point Lobos to fish,
and had spent some time angling from the
rocks at a spot just below the Signal sta
tion and immediately beyond the tunnel on
the Ferries and Cliff House Railway.
Shortly before C o'clock he was approached
by the suicide, whose apparel and general
appearance betokened him to have been a
laboring man, about 50 or S3 years old.
After watching young Cate in silence for
several minutes the unknown asked him re
garding the fishing, and a reply was made.
SEEMED VEItY MUCH EXCITED.
The old man seemed very much agitated
mentally and paced up and down for some
time before he spoke again. Then striding
up to where Cate was sitting, he thrust bis
band Into bis pocket and drew out 30 cents
in dimes, at the same time asking Cate
whether he did not want to take a drink.
Cate replied that he did not care to drink
and would rather fish, but thanked the
stranger for his offer.
This offer oi money was evidently made
in order to get Cate out of the way, as the
old man had, without doubt, already se
lected the spot from which to make his fatal
leap, and wished to do so unseen, ana, as
the sequel showed, be could not have found
a more suitable spot in a radius of twenty
miles.
The unknown's strange action prompted
Cate to watch him, and when he strode away
around the side of the bill Cate secured
is line to a rock and soon gained a
spot from which he could, unobserved
himself, watch the movements of tho
stranger. For some moments the man paced
up and down, then stopped and took a good
look in every direction, as if to make sure
be was not watched.
WRI.L-COXSIDEI.ED pre r.i mix awes.
Pulling out his handkerchief he proceeded
to brush the dust from a fiat rock near tlio
edge of the cliff, which at this spot is fully
eighty feet high, and almost perpendicular.
By bis actions Cate thought that the stranger
was about to sit down, but lie was soon un
deceived. Tbo mysterious stranger care
fully removed his coat, which he folded up
neatly and placed on the rock, after which
ho took off his vest and hat and placed them
on top of the coat.
The terrible truth at once dawned on Cate
that this mysterious being was about to com
mit suicide, and he rushed from his place of
concealment, but a moment too late, for as
the unknown caught sight of his would-be
preserver he calmly stepped to the brink of
the awful precipice, shouted "I am going
to jump into the ocean, go.d-by!" and be
fore Cate could prevent him bad jumped
out into space, meeting instant death on the
projecting rocks below.
The body struck the rocks several times
in the (all before it reached the water. into
which it splashed. Horrified and almost
paralyzed by what lie saw Cate stood, as it
were, for a moment rooted to the spot, and
then returned to peer over the edge of the
cliff. The body of the self-murderer was
floating on the water, and as quickly as pos
sible Cate secured his line, to which was at
tached a stout hook used In rock-cod fishing.
After a few throws he managed to fasten it
in the undergarments of the suicide, secured
the line to a rock and ran up the cliff for
assistance.
DISAPPEARANCE of the Bony.
The first man met was Edward Swanson,
a member of the Golden Gate life-saving
crew, who was stationed on his beat near
the signal station. As soon as Swanson
heard of the suicide lie at once notified Cap
tain ballaban, in charge of the life-saving
station, who, with tbe others of his crew,
hurried to the spot, well supplied witb beav
ing-lines, life-buoys aud grapnel s.
The fatal spot was soon reached, but the
body had disappeared, having broken from
tlio ho ks by tho action of the waves.
Shortly alter dark an object supposed to'
have been the body was seen just inside the
outer line of breaker-, but it was too far out
tn be secured by those ashore. Captain
Hallahan then had the station at Fort Point
rung up, and ordered out the Bakers Beach
life-boat, which was speedily on Us way to
the scene.
He also sent bis men nut on the new
wave power works, as the body seemed to
be drifting in that direction, but before it
reached the place where the men, grapnel
in hand, were waiting to secure it, it was
caught in an eddy and carried away to the
westward, and, in spite of the closu watch
kept on it, disappeared from view.
AS FAR AS MILE BOCK.
The Bakers Beach life-boat went out a3
far as Mile Rock, but coining to the con
clusion that further search in that direction
would be useless, the red rocket was fired,
which recalled the boat to the station. Cap
tain llallahan and his men remained In the
vicinity until 8 o'clock, hut the body was
not again seen, and, leaving two men with
a lantern to watch the beach, the life-sav
ing crew returned to the station, taking the
suicide's clothes with them.
The closest search tailed to reveal any
thing by which tne suicide could be identi
fied, and if the secret Is ever unfatliomed it
will bo by the description of the clothes
and of the man. His c at is a black cut
away, in good condition, likewise the vest,
though of different cloth, while the hat is a
soft felt Stetson, fize t>%. In the pockets
were a black-handled, hollow-ground razor
of medium size, a pair of spectacles and 30
cents.
As best could bo learned, the suicide was
a man anout 55 years of age, rather tall,
and he had gray hair, almost white, and
wore a mustache. - -
CONDENSED U'ELiEGItAMS.
Paris, July 30.— At the Tuberculosis Con
gress Urs. Jacob! and Page of New York
were made honorary Presidents for Amer
ica. \ , •
Liverpool, July 30.— Saturday. August
Ist, ana Monday. Atigust3d, will be holidays
in the grain market here.
New York, July 30.— The Republican
Stale Committee has decided to hold the
State Convention at Rochester, September
Mil.
Paris, July 30.— The railway company
will have to pay 3.000.000 francs for damage
claims resulting from the St. Maude dis
aster.
Ashland (Pa.), July 30.— A fire in the
Lehigh Company's No. 6 Colliery at Lost
Creek is still burning. The town itself has
been destroyed.
Sydney (X. S.W.). July 30.- Advices from
Samoa dated July 21st state that Mataata
remains peacefully at Mafic, and all was
quiet when the dispatch was sent.
Omaha, July 30.— The Union Pacific this
morning granted the Rock Island and Mil
waukee the use of the bridge track until the
new rules of the schedule are completed.
New York, July 30.— President Warner
Miller of tuo Nicaragua Canal sailed for
Europe to-day. Miller nays he has money
enough in sight to carry the work of the
canal along for two years without making
further financial arrangements.
Bombay. July Fifteen inches of rain
has (alien the past twenty-four hour". I The
towns of Mahooda and Bhownugger. in tlio
province of Guzerat, are flooded, and the
water is breast high. Three hundred people
and countless numbers of stock have been
drowned.
Quebec. July 30.— Tho smuggling busi
ness Is increasing in the lower St. Lawrance
and threatens to become of enormous pro
portions. It is estimated that over 81,000,000
is at present employed in Illicit whisky
trading. The schooner Manzanita, recently
seized In. Trinity Bay for smuggling, was
only a decoy to allow another vessel with a
valuable cargo to get away. - -> *i
tonkin™ After Clerks.
"Iliad nearly my entire force employed
for the past six or seven weeks in shad
owing clerks of banks and trust compan
ies, and you have no Idea how thorough the
shadowing has been. My reports to those
who have given me the work to do have
been most complete. Faults In the private
lives of men otherwise exemplary have
been unearthed that would not look well in
print. Wo have discovered no defaulters
nor confronted with evidences ot his guilt a
single embezz'er, but we have learned
whero many men spend their time after
business hours, and how.
" I know of one case where we found that
a clerk in a banking-house was the member
of a social club, where he spent his even
ings. A pretty stiff game of poker is played
In this club, and the. clerk whom we were
watching was to De found around tho
green-baize table every night. He was a
pretty good player, but he met with losses
sometimes. Taken altogether, I think he
was ahead of the game, lie comes of an
excellent family, and has the full confi
dence Of the officers of the institution In
which ho is employed. When I made my
! report in bis case the old President sent for
■the young man and told him what he had
learned. The clerk did not deny that he
played cards, but he boasted of his pro
ficiency and claimed that he was a heavy
winner. ; >■-: . - - - .-. •
" 'Money got that way, young man,' said
the President, 'can never do you any good.
The habit may eventually do you great
harm. Take my advice and drop it.' ' I
will,' said the young fellow, and I have
every reason to believe that he is keeping
bis word, for he has dropped the club and
spends his evenings at home."— lnterview
in Philadelphia Enquirer.
CHINA AND JAPAN.
Summary of (lie News Brought
by the Steamer Yesterday.
The Pacific Mail steamer City of Peking
arrived at her wharf yesterday afternoon,
bringing Hong-Kong dates to July titli and
Yokohama dates to the 15tb, from which the
following summary of news is taken:.
Br^Pl CHINA.
Riots have occurred at Haimen and Tsting-
Ming. A church was pillaged and consid
erable damage dome. The feeling of uneasi
ness at other places in the north has not
been allayed, but the large number of gun
boats on the Yangtszo has checked tho
rioters and no fresh outrages are reported.
A gun-boat has gone to Canton, but beyond
one or two hostile placards there are no
signs of a disturbance. An imperial edict
reducing the Chinese garrisons throughout
the empire, Imposing a new tax on salt and
requiring the whole of the likin on opium
for impel ial purposes is mentioned as one of
the chief causes of the present ferment.
Messrs. Whitehead and Ho Kai, unoffi
cial members of the Legislative Council,
have sent a letter to the Secretary of State
for the Colonies, protesting against the
haste with which the bill for the stoppage
of Sunday labor in the harbor was passed.
Some uneasiness is felt in Hong-Kong
with regard to the way the Canton authori
ties are forcing the sale of the subsidiary
coins minted at Canton. It issaid agents in
Hong-Kong are putting them on tbe market
at a discount
News has been received in Hong-Kong of
the wreck of the German steamer Mariauna
on the Paraccls.
During the past few days Punjom share
holders have had opportunities lor feasting
their eyes on real cold from Gutiau, which
was sent here for exhibition. The speci
mens consist of a quantity of ore and an
ingot of 40 ounces of pure gold, obtained
from the crushing of ten tons of stuff from
Gubau, referred to in a recent report by Mr,
Ltliiiney. "
The dragon festivities at Foochow did not
end without accident We learn that one of
the boats ran against the bridge and sank.
F'if teen of the crew were drowned. .As tbe
natives believe that the souls of the unfor
tunate victims will be at once taken to
heaven by the dragon it would be an act of
discourtesy on our part to regret the mishap.
— Foochow Echo.
Tho Foochow Echo says: It Is rumored
that one of the English missionaries has
been threatened with expulsion from his
station in the Kiong-Nlug distrbt The
threat came from the literati aud it is said
was backed by the Magistrate of the dis
trict. _-,:■--
An exceptionally good crop of rice Is prom
ised at Foochow, says the Echo, and judging
from the strength shown in the stalk, it will
be almost double the amount of last year's
gathering.
The commander of the Spanish transport
Manila, while on a voyage from Ponape to
Zaniboanga, ascertained the true position of
the Talmas Island to be 5° 35' X. and 132° 48'
18" E., and not as at present marked in the
charts.
During the erection of the telegraph lines
through the province of Hunan, says the
pan, the work was stopped in the Tsinsz
district. Tne people, beguiled by the rumor
that telegraph lines were injuilous to the
general welfare of the country, rose against
the workmen. About fifty poles were torn
up and burned. The new office wns entirely
wrecked. The official deputy having charge
of the materials was severely wounded,
and the soldiers and worknieu all suffered
more or less at the bands of the mob. The
case has been reported to the Viceroy Chang
Cbih-tuug and Sheng Taotai of Chefno, the
Director-General of the Imperial Chinese
Telegraphs administration.
We understand that tin; slow state of the
market at present, says the Foochow Echo
has greatly discouraged tea manufacturers
in the country, and accordingly some estab
lishments have closed their doors for the
season. A wiser step, we think, could not
betaken. It is no use their making tea if
they are going to lose money by it.
Owing to the continuous heavy rain at
Foochow during the last two months the
once-promised abundance of all fruit crops
is not likely to be realized, says the Echo,
The natives do not believe that they will be
as good as those of last year. Sugar-cane,
however, also an article of export, promises
to be the best crop seen for some time.
A most lucrative business is carried on at
Foochow in tea stalks. It Is said that the
cost. including likin, laid down at Foochow,
does not exceed $1 GO to SI 70 a plcul, and
they arc sold easily at £2 60 to S3. A con
siderable amount is exported to Hong-Kong,
its final distillation being Canton.
JAPAN.
The Government granted a charter on the
21 inst. to the Kumamoto Chamber of Com
merce.
A telegram from Kobe reports that the
Government examination of tho KasaoUu
and Kurashikl section on the Sanyo Rail
way line took place on the Blh inst., aud was
opened for traffic on the Utli inst.
A slight shock of earthquake was felt in
Tokio at 3:41 o'clock iv the morning on
the 2oth of June. It lasted forty-eight sec
onds.
Two slight shocks of earthquake were
felt in Tokio on theiHli inst., the first at 11
hours 2 minutes 28 seconds in the morning,
and ihe other at 1 hour 38 minutes 11 sec
onds in the afternoon.
During the week ending the 25th of June,
sixteen cases of small-pox were reported in
Kanagawa-Ken. One was fatal. Twelve
fresh cases of small-pox made their appear
ance on the 23 I of Juno in Tokio.
' The total arrivals of raw silk in Yoko
hama from July last year to Juno of this
amounted to 66.363 bales.
It was decided to resume the business of
the Tokio Rice Exchange on the 13t!i inst.
Mount Kirishima, in lliuga Province, has
been rumbling and emitting ashes at inter
vals sin' c the 29th nit.
A fatal case of cholera occurred at Tnka
matsu, Shikokti, and another suspicious
case was reported.
Official sanction has been given to the
physician* at Nagaoka Hospital, iv Niiga
taken, to use Dr. Koch's lymph.
Last year seventy species of stuffed birds
weie sent to the Kobe market from various
parts of the country, their number teaching
997,304, The majority were sparrows, larks™
swallows, ronjakti and choma.
Hikojima in Toyora-gun, Yamaguchi-ken,
promises to develop into a busy mining cen
ter, as many as seven veins of coal having
been discovered and are undergoing trial
digging, or. are awaiting Government
sanction before they are worked. The
veins connect with those of the mines In
Kyushu, and the coal is said to be of cood
quality. Hikojima is favorably situated in
Hie import district of Chugoku, has ex
cellent facilities for transport, and has,
therefore, a hopeful prospect before It.
It is stated that the Educational Depart
ment have under consideration the sending
of two or three law students of the Imperial
University, and a few other university
students, to study abroad.
The Fire Hell.
Sparks from a chimney started a fire In
Charles Bach's malt-house, at 2106 Stockton
street at 8:30 o'clock yesterday morning,
for which an alarm was turned in from
Box 104. The loss amounted to 5123.
Engine Company 5, summoned ou a still
alarm, put on a blaze is M. Turber's shoe
store at 706 Vallejo street on Wednesday
night. The damage amounted to SICK)
origin of fire unknown. "
Held for Larceny.
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Charles Ilenli was brought over last night
from Alameda County by Detective Dan
Coffey and locked up in the City Prison on
a charge of grand larceny. Soma time ago
Berth bought 8400 worth of jewelry from
Boding, the Market-street jeweler, and gavo
a check on the Nevada Rank. The chunk
proved to be worthless. c C " eLK
School for Nurses.
' Misses Forsyth and Mohl have entered
the new school for nurses to bo established
at the City and County Hospital. So far
there are twenty applications, and the full
quota of twenty-five Is expected by Monday
These women will bo trained for the service
of .nurses. . • •
Americans use an alloy of one-tenth cod
per In making coins— to harden them. The
English use one-twelfth. Some time
ago the English Government filled two SDiu
ning cylinders, one with English coin and
one with American, and set them both re
volving. The former wore away much
more under the shaking than the American
Mississippi has $340,397 12 in cash In her
strong box. There is no doubt about it this
time, as it has been counted both by tha
Treasurer and the Governor. y
Tho most expensive street-car in the
world is owned by the Troy Electric Rail
way Car Company of Cleveland, Ohio. It
cost 810,000. .
THOMAS J. REED.
One of the Pioneer Printers and
Journalists Passes Away.
At 3 o'clock yesterday morning at his late
residence, 1135 Myrtle street, Oakland,
Thomas Jefferson Reed, pioneer printer
and journalist, after years of intense suf
fering, passed! away, surrounded by his
family and a few of bis intimate friends,
who, In anticipation of the event, had gath
ered around bis bedside. For seven years
be bad been a great sufferer, and there was
scarcely any time during that period that
be would not have welcomed death as a
release from suffering. During the last two
years of his life paralysis 'attacked the
muscles of his throat, so that It was with
the greatest difficulty that be could swallow
food or even drink water. The disease
from which he suffered is known to the pro
fession as writers' palsy, and was brought
on by excessive use of the pen. He was a
hard and conscientious worker, and it was
his devotion to the business of bis life that
first unfitted him for its duties and finally
carried him off. . :::■_■
Thomas Jefferson Reed was born In Cam
bridge, Mass., about sixty-seven years ago.
When quite a young man he went to New
York, aud there found employment in the
composing-room of the Evening Post, edited
by the distinguished man and i oet, William
Cullen Bryant, Mr. Reed frequently spoke
of the habits of his former employer, and
would tell how they would find Mr. Bryant
at his desk when they went to work at
6 o'clock in tho morning, with a pile
of copy before him, ready -to be
given out In "takes." It was while
Mr. Reed was engaged as a printer
of the Evening Post in 1850, that Michael T.
O'Connor went from San Francisco to New
York for the purpose of purchasing material
for a paper to be started In this city by B.
R. Ruckalew. Mr. O'Connor met Mr. Reed
while there, and engaged him as foreman of
the San Francisco venture, and in the latter
part of 1850 they arrived here, and shortly
alter the Public Balance made its appear
ance with Eugene Casserly In the editorial
chair. After Mr. Reed had been in
the composing-room of the Public Opinion
awhile, he went to the office of the Alta
California as a compositor and shortly after
ward became a member of a joint stock
company of printers which started the Cali
fornia Chronicle in 1853, of which -paper
the late.Frank Scule was the principal edi
tor and William 11. Newell business mali
ager. In ISst>, owing to the peculiar condi
tion of society at that time, the paper was
compelled to suspend publication and Mr.
Reed went to Sacrameuto, where he
became foreman of the State Print
ing Oflico at the time that . John
O'Meara held the position of Slate Printer.
He remained there until 1858, when he re
turned to Sau Francisco and was employed
by the Evening Bulletin as foreman of "the
composing-room. Toward the close of 1859
be was engaged as foreman of the compos
ing-room of the Daily Moiixixg Call,
which position be retained until February
1, 1870, when the present proprietors of the
paper made a number of changes,
and among others promoted Mr. Reed
to the position of telegraph editor. It was
whilo acting iv this capacity thai lie de
veloped his greatest aptitude for work,
even stealing the hours that should have
been devoted to rest and sleep in order that
no Item of the duties devolving upon him
might be neglected. In a word lie forced
nature beyond endurance, and, as is always
the ease, nature rebelled, and on the 14th
of November, 1882, be was compelled to lay
down his pen and yield bis position to a
younger man.
At this lime bis employers made an on
deavor to persuade bun to cease any at
tempt at work, but his work bad become a
second nature to him, and bo could not live
idle. They then made a light position fur
bint, where bis labors would be light and
where he could take his own time, but it
was no use. A stroke of paralysis com
pletely disabled him, and then, and not till
then, did he realize the fact tbat his working
days wero over. ;',
Sadly he laid down the weapons of life's
battle, and perforce remained at home
with bis family. Four years ago, in the
vain hope that the milder climate ot Oak
land would benefit him, he removed there,
and took possession of the residence in
which he died, and where his family has
lived ever since. Slowly but surely his con
dition became worse, until it was evident to
all, himself included, that the end was not
far off. For lit in death had no terrors. He
longed for it as a release from tbe
sufferings he was compelled to endure.
His friends sympathized deeply with
him in his suffering, for he had endeared
himselt to many by his excellent qualities
of bead anil heart. His private character,
like his public life, was without reproach.
Candid, _ truthful, honorable in all of
bis relations in life, he was universally
respected nnd beloved by his old col
leagues and acquaintances, many of
whom have gono before, and were
walling for iiim on the other side. He
was modest "and unassuming, was n man of
perfect practical knowledge, was endowed
with sterling qualities of mind and heart,
and was all that a man should be.
Mr: Meed was a prominent member of old
Eureka Typographical Union, which was
organized November 21, 1850, and was an
honorary member of s.ui Francisco Typo
graphical Union, No. 21, he having been
one of the two honorary members who were
not employers. His funeral will lake place
on Sunday afternoon next, August 2d. at 2
o'clock, from Typographical Union Hall,
Shiels Building, 32 O'Farrell street.
SUTRO AND CLARKE.
One Calls Hie Other Names and They
Show Their Teeth.
Adolph Sutro has filed a protest witb the
Board of Supervisors against granting Al
fred Clarke permission to maintain a steam
engine and boiler on W street, near Thirty
third avenue, also on Tweuly-seventb ave
nue, near VY" street.
" I protest," says Mr. Sutro, "against any
rights being given to Alfred Clarke or any
one else to occupy In this or any ether man
ner what is supposed to be a public street in
front of my properly."
Mr. Sutro calls special attention to the
fact that the locality in question Is not a
part of the pueblo of San Francisco. Con
gress by special act made a grant of the
strip to the settlers thereon, who hold it as
private property, and, until deeded to the
city, the streets contained therein do not
come under the jurisdiction of the Board of
Supervisors.
Mr. Sutro fays he is tho sole owner of
that section, including the locality named In
Clarke's petition, forming a part of and
surrounding a lake called Laguna Pueico,
the waters of which I intend to utilize for
irrigation aud other purposes, on which the
said Clarke has cast n covetous eye, and
which lie wishes to appropriate to his own
use."
The protest further states that the land in
question is now fenced in and planted to
trees, and Mr. Sutro thinks it would be an
act of gross injustice to permit an interloper
to enter it and appropriate it to himself.
The matter came up before the Street
Committee of the Supervisors yesterday
afternoon, Mr. Clarke appearing in person
to defend himself against the expressions
applied to him by Mr. Sutro.
In point of fact Air. Sutro's protest came
in too late, because the privilege desired by
Mr. Clarke was granted on Monday evening
last. Clarke's solo object in appearing be
fore the committee was to have Mr. Sutro's
objectionable language stricken out of the
petition and off the ruunicii al records. Ho
objected to having it i-aid that he Is an
" iuterlnper" end is looking on Sutro's prop
erty with a "covetous eye."
The committee smiled, but took no action.
Mr. Sutro's representative filially volun
teered the threatening remark to Mr. Clarke
that if he attempted to act upon the privi
lege granted he would be arrested for tres
pass. '
" Oh. very well," replied the astute coun
selor. "I will meet yon half way in Jerusa
lem, Jericho or Joppa."
MAKING A BIG GUN.
Description of a Very Interesting' Pro
cess at a Navy Yard.
The third of the series of four great 12
--inch guns was jacketed at the Government
shops at the navy yard, a few navy officials
witnessing the success of the work, which
was courteously explained to a reporter of
the Post by Lieutenant-Commander F. W.
Deckins, and which marks a new era in
American ordnance. . It is not generally
known, it is nevertheless a 'fact, that
the New Orleans incident stirred up tho de
partment somewhat, and . while no order to
that effect was issued, the officers in charge
of the gun-shops were quietly notified to
have all things in readiness so they could
put on a night force Immediately upon the
receipt of orders to that effect.
The work now being turned out at tiie
navy-yard Is of a class known as high-grade
steel guns, and one of the same kind is now
at the proving-grouna waiting to be tested.
Yesterday the jacket.w as put upon rue
third, and workmen now have the tubs of
the fourth on the planing-machino. The
magnitude 'of these guns can be' imagined
when It is known that it requires eight
months to turn one out fully equipped for
duty. -
The process of putting on this jacket is an
Interesting one. -The steel tube of the gun,
36 feet ana eight inches long, is placed in a
receptacle, with the breech end up. This
tube alone weighs 33,000 '■ pounds.' The
jacket a massive hoop of steel, also weighs
the same amount, but is . much shorter
a nd thicker : than -.. the tube, ~ and ■-' is
placed around It - for the purpose of
supporting and strengthening it This great
jacket is subjected to a heal sufficient to ex
pand it eight-tenths of an Inch. After this
has been done and proved by measurements
and gauges, the jacket is lifted out by large
cranes,' and carefully tested by being placed
over a "farmer." This is done to prevent
any accident by making the first attempt in
the gun itself. II found to be all right, the
jacket is again lifted, carefully adjusted over
the tube, and slowly let down. This expan
sion is gauged to the nicety of a hair's
breadth. The smallest deflection from a per
fect perpendicular would cause a cutting
that would end disastrously to both tbe
jacket and the tube.
With men standing about guiding its
movement, the experienced eye ot the super
intendent directing the operator in charge
of tbe great crane, this jacket was slowly
lowered, and the snout of the foreman at
the bottom of the pit, "all right," notified
the spectators that the work had been suc
cessfully done, and the steel tube was firmly
In the embrace of its more powerful com
panion. A column of water was run into
the tube in order to assist in cooling it, and
when the process had been accomplished the
tube bad been compressed by the jacket the
fifteen one-thousaudth part of au inch.
After this has been done the gun is put
upon the plainer and dressed down, after
which, in the same manner, the massive
hoops are put about the tube and jacket to
still further strengthen tbe gun.—Washing
ton Post.
COAST ITEMS.
Brier Notes From I'acillc States and
Territories.
There are now between 700 and 800 post
offices in the State of Washington.
Now that Alta California is no more, the
Calaveras Chronicle is the oldest paper in
the State. : r-..-~-'-v-; y.*~-vi.' ;— •:•:■
About seventy-five women and girls are
busily employed in the cannery at Eugene,
Oregon, this season.
A car-load of peaches, pears, plums and
apricots was shipped to Chicago last week
from Wawatni, Wash.
A handsome, plump, six-pound shad was
found in Eraser River tho other day, the
first ever caught there.
The recent fire in Sanger caused damage
to the extent of about $37,000. It is believed
to have been of incendiary origin. «
So far the Whlttier Reform School has
bad two prisoners,. says the Stockton lude
peudent, both of whom have escaped.
It is reported that at least 50 per cent of
the aaricot crop was seriously damaged by
the intense beat in the Vaca Valley this
season.
Since the burning of the Rowena trestle,
recently, sixty watchmen have been put on
the Union Pacific Toad between Troutdale
and The Dalles, Oregon.
The present raisin crap of Fresno is esti
mated at 800,000 boxes, the same as last
year. The recent hot wave Is said to bave
Injured the crop somewhat
A 916,000 contract has been let by Skagit
County, Wash., for the construction of a
ditch twelve mile? long through about 50,000
acres of fine agricultural lands.
Oregon papers are casting reproach at
Salem, the Stat; capital, because in that
fair city of fine churches and schools there
is not a single public drinking fountain or
horse trough.
A tramway is to be built at Dalles, Oregon,
to bring logs fiom the mountains west of
the city. A regular tramway motor will be
used, cauablo of pulling six, car-loads of logs
five or six miles uu hour.
A young woman of Nevada County who
desires to get married has caused her pic
ture to be inserted in the Nevada Tran
script, with the announcement that the
original Is in the market.
A large syndicate of Eastern capitalists
has bought a tract of G lO acres near Pomona,
which they propose to plant in tigs. They
expect to set out 73,000 trees, and will equip
the orchard with irrigation pipes, ditcnes,
etc., and put up extensive drying-houses.
A couple of Pasadena boys are traveling
afoot to tbe Yosemite during their school
vacation this summer. They have their
food and " kit " for camp packed on the
back of a burro, and have between them $11,
which they calculate to more than meet the
entire expense of the trip.
Six boys wero arrested at Baker City,
Oregon, recently, for brigandage. The
young rascals led the officers to two caves
north of town where stolen goods had been
concealed, but none were found, and it is
supposed they were removed alter tho ar
rest by youthful accomplices.
The Albuquerque Democrat says: Two
prominent members of the Silver City med
ical fraternity came to blows In a discussion
over a patient the other day. They were
separated before any barm happened (to
the doctors) and are now good friends again.
The patient is progressing as well as can be
expected.
A Mexican sheep-herder got drunk and
started to run amuck through Reno Sunday
morning. It was very cany, and but few
were about, and those who were did not
linger near the Mexican, who bad a clear
field for some time, until a plucky Deputy-
Sheriff appeared aud gathered him iv to a
place of safety.
A valuable bird-dog owned by a Grass
Valley man was recently shown a parrot.
He immediately "pointed," when Polly
marched up in front of him and said:
"You're a rascal," The terrified dog turned
tail and ran away, and is ruined fur hunt
ing as be cannot now be induced to "point"
tit any sort of bird.
Several specimens of a curious, rare fish,
lance-like in shape, with no eye or verte
bite, bave been found lately in San Diego
Bay, Dr. Eigemaun says it is the branchi
ostonia, and is much elated over the find.
The creature swims only at night, burrow
ing in the sand during the day and wrig
gling off if any one approaches.
A cloudburst visited Genoa last Friday,
• accompanied by the most terrific rainstorm
tbat place lias known in thirty years. Tho
water rushed down Genoa Canyon into
town in torrents, doing great damage. The
canyon was gutted to bed-rock, ami the road
leading through it is impassable. The pipes
were all broken and the entire water supply
of the town cut off.
A Washington (Yolo County) woman went
to the railroad shops Monday, where her
husband is working, called out Dave Knox,
one of the men, a.d beat him with a raw
bide whip until it was taken away from
her. Recovering it, she called out her hus
band and gave him a dose of the same med
icine. .She claimed to have heard that
Knox said she was not rearing her children
properly.
Blackberries is a principal crop about
Banning. San Bernardino County, Indians
being employed to pick the fruit. Recently
the industry was brought to a standstill for
a day by the Indians quitting work and
fleeing to the mountains to avoid a predicted
destruction of the world by water. Next
day, finding the earth still firm aud food
scarce in the mountains, they descended
and resumed work.
Speaking ot the recent reports of animals
killed by eating Egyptian corn, the Shasta
Courier says: That kind of com is no
more poison than any other variety, and any
one having sense enough lo put ft dozen eggs
under a setting ben ought to know that cat
tle eating a gorge of any kind of green fruit
are liable to bloat up as though they had been
poisoned and die. unless relieved of tbe
superfluous wind and gas generated.
The Parrot and Ills Chin.
There's a Cotton Exchange man who made
a mistake ami got his chin cut for it.
v He went into a Curondelet-street barber
shop and sat down to wait his turn. There
were several ahead of him. Presently he
heard a parrot say, "next," in a very dis
tinct voice. He observed that at this mo
ment a fellow got out of the head barber's
chair and another man took his place.
When the new man got comfortably fixed
in his chair he heard the parrot say, "Shave
or hair cut?" and "Hot day, ain't it?" and
"Got a pimple on your chin."
"Gad," thought the Cotton Exchange man,
"that's a wonderful intelligent bird. Re
marks are so apt, it must be a Grey. Where
the deuce is it?" ":, :.i< t
Whereupon he began looking for the par
rot, but did not find it.
Presently the fellow got nut of the first
chair, and the parrot said "Next."
It was tho exchange man's turn. He
walked over, ensconced himself in the
chair, assumed an expression of profound
curiosity, aud inquired of the barber, who
was fixing a towel to his neck, where the
devil that parrot was.
"What parrot?" came in a small parrot
like voice from over his shoulder. The
truth flashed upon him in an instant. The
barber was the parrot aud was evidently In
censed.
" "Beg pardon," stammered he of the Cot
ton Exchange. "I meant— ah— where that
is— what time is it?"
But it was too late. The parrot remained
silent, shaved him and cut his chin.— New
Orleans Times-Democrat. ..• ". -■
- Highest of all in Leavening Power.— Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
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RECORDER REED. TALKS BACK.
lie Show How tiie Shortage Came About
iif '--v.; iift.^.'-'. -= In; His Office.
"-"Recorder Reed feels that the unexplained
criticisms of his department by the Super
visors and others have done him great in
justice, and he makes the following defense.
He has been accused of running Sll.ooo
over his appropriation, and he offers these
comparative figures to show how it came
about and where the real blame lies:
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Mr. Heed calls attention to the important
fact shown by the figures that in five years
the business of his office has nearly doubled
in volume, while the appropriation for copy
ists has remained unchanged. During, the
fiscal year of 1880-87 the volume of work
was Sl'A337, and yet with the appropriation
of $20,000 there was a shortage of SIOS2.
In 181K) the volume of work was 865,048, with
the same Insufficient appropriation —
" What wonder, then," asks Mr. Reed,
tint there is an iucreased snortnge?.
These folio clerks," he adds, " have earned
for the city in the oast six years $160,022
over and above their expenses aud yet this
is sometimes called a shortage in the Record
er's office." •-■■ ■■■- V-'--. -; -
FROM THE ISTHMUS.
Death of Captain Charles Smith— A Hur
ricane Costa Klcu, Etc.
The Pacific Mall steamer City of Sydney
arrived yesterday from Panama, bringing
dates from the isthmus to the loth inst. Her
news has been mostly anticipated. The fol
lowing is a summary : -
The . Peruvian Mail claims that the
Chilean Government has violated the com*
mercial treaty of 1879 with Peru, which was
confirmed by the treaty of Ancon in 1883,
by prohibiting the exportation of wheat to
Peru.
A terrific aerial tidal wave swept over
Colon on Saturday, July 11th, at about 7:15
o'clock in the eveniug, an 1 wtiicu occasioned
much momentary alarm although doing no
damage beyond stripping some zinc from
house tops and flinging down sign-boards.
There was much rain at the time, but the
weather was otherwise calm. Whilst men
tioning the weather, by the way, we might
warn mariners trading to Colon to "keep
their weather eyes winking" during the
next four or five months, as this is probably
a norther year. So, at least, experienced
residents tell us.
Captain Charles Smith of the Pacific Mail
harbor steamer Maria died at Panama be
fore the steamer sailed, and his remains
were buried in the cemetery there.
The little republic of Costa Rica, which
has only 220,000 inhabitants, lias decided to
expend $50,000 for the display of her vari
ous resource) at the World's Columbian Ex
position. This is in strong contrast to the
enterprise of many of the States of the
great Northern Union.
A Woman's Story.
Percy Chamberlain, a young sailor, was
convicted of battery yesterday, and Judge
Rix will sentence him to-day. Some six
months ago he met Addie Burke of 051
Broadway, nnd lost no time in falling in
love. He recently returned from a north
ern cruise, and on Tuesday accompanied
her for a walk. When she refused to be
come his wife lie struck her a stinging blow
on the head. ". ■
During his trial yesterday. Chamberlain
admitted that he bad struck her without
provocation. The woman took the stand
and said she had been approached by an at
torney named Englander, who asked her not
to testify against Chamberlain, and that he
offered her money.
Chamberlain, who was out on bail, was
ordered into custody.
Failure to Provide.
J. Bie'.enberg was arrested yesterday on
the complaint of his wife, Emma S., "for
failure to provide the necessaries of life for
his minor child." •
OBITUAKY.
HARRY S. ALLEN*.
At an early hour yesterday morning Harry
S. Allen, aged -"-' years, ilietl at the home of
his mother, Mrs. L. A. Allen, on Eighth
avenue, Dear East Sixteenth street, East
Oakland, lie had been ill but a few
days and it was not thought that it was
dangerous. He had not been well when he
visited the baths on Saturday, and was
taken down with pneumonia immediately
upon arriving home. So gently and quietly
did lie pass into the unseen world that
those by his bedside thought he had but
fallen into a peaceful sleep. Mr. Allen
Graduated from the San Fraucisco High
chool in ISSS and immediately stepped into
a fine position with the Pacific Koll Paper
Company. Tne family, already widely ac
quainted in Oakland society, made its home
in East Oakland about a year ago. The de
ceased was truly a noble youug man, ever
kind, genial, talented and thoroughly manly,
and his sad demise will leave an unfilled
spot and a hallowed memory at the fireside
of las home and in the hearts of his friends.
MRS. SARAH A. TITUS.
Mrs. Sarah A. Titus died at the home of
her son, Fred Titus, on llenuett street. Grass
Valley, on Tuesday morning, July 28th.
Mrs. Titus and her family came across the
plains to California in IS.V) nud first settled
in El Dorado County, and from that count*'
the family scattered about, being in differ
ent towns of California and Nevada, says
the Grass Valley Telegraph. She had been
ill for some weeks and her old age counted
greatly against her recovery. S:e leaves,
besides her son. Fred, who is one of the en
gineers at the Idaho mine, ihreedaugiiters—
Mrs. Bruce B. Lee of Bed Bluff, Mrs. Frank.
Powers of Folsom and Mrs. Hardy, wife of
Judge E. A. Hardy of Sin Francisco. Mrs.
Titus was a woman of sterling worth and
her death will be regretted by her many
friends all over the State. The remains
were shipped to San Francisco Wednesday,
accompanied by Mis. Bruce B. Lee.
I. F. NASON'.
I. F. Nason, an old. well-known and
highly esteemed citizen of Yolo County, died
at his residence near Hunnigan Tuesday
night, after an illness of several weeks.
The Woodland Mail says: "The deceased
was a native of Maine and aged 71 years.
His early life was devoted to the sea, and
he spent several years as captain. He aban
doned the sea in the fifties and came to
California, where he engaged in farming
nnd for a numberof years lived near Cache
ville on Cache Creek, where he met with
much success, but removed to his present
home auout ten years ago. Ho was a man
of high character, strict integrity and was
universally esteemed by nil who knew him.
He leaves a large family besides a host of
friends to mourn his death." The funeral
took place yesterday at 2 o'clock at the Pres
byterian Cemetery, north of Cacheville.
'.:' >■: ■'.. HARRY B. WHEATOX.
narry B. Wheaton, a well-known mining
and stock operator, and who ten years ago
was Sergeant-at-Arms of the San Francisco
Stock and Exchange Board, died suddenly
yesterday after a brief illness.
JESSIE FOTHERGILL.
Jessie Fothergill, the novelist, died yes
terday in Loudon. She was the author of
the "First Violin" and other works.
LATEST SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.
Arrived.
Thursday, July 30.
Br ship City of Florence, Leaslt, 181 days from
Antwerp : 059U csks cement, to Meyer. Wilson * Co.
Schr Christina Stetfens, Hansen. 10 hours rrom
Stewarts Point; 5501) posts, 30 curds wood, to Hig
glus a Collins.
Domestic Forts.
SAN PEDRO— Arrived July Br ship Fleness-
Un, from Newcastle. NSW.
POUT HLAKELEY-Salled July 30-Schr Pros
per, for San Francisco.
; : BIRTHS— MARRIAGES
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mirth, marrlaea and death notices sent by mill
will not be Inserted. • They mast bo handed In at
either of the publication offices aod be indorsed
with the name and resldeucs of parsons authorize!
to have the same published.]
;.: BORN*. •
FORD-In this city, July 23, 1331, to the wife of
James P. Ford, a son. --•--.
WINiiEItTER-ln this city, Jn'y 19, 1391, to they
wife of H. inserter, a daughter. -■**-
EOLESTON— this city, July 29. 1391. to the wife
of William H. Enleston. a son. still-born. -
AIAUItIED. " ' ■ .
PETERS-OERKEN-In this city. July 29, 1891,
by the Rev. .1. M. liuehler, Detlef H. Peters and
Camllle (lerken.
HAItTMANN-ln this city. July 29. 1891.
by the Rev. J. M. llueliier. Emil Abel aud Mar-
garet Ilartinaun.
BTEENOKAFE— KLOETER-In this city. Jnly 28,
ls.tl. by the Rev. J. M. liuehler, John steengrato
and Louise Kloeter.
KOLB-FELD.MAN'N'-In this city. July 57. 1891,
by the Rev. J. >!. liuehler, Philip Koib aud Ida
Pel linann.
GLOISTEIN— BAUER- In this city. July 25. 1891.
by the Rev. J. M. liuehler, Aujust Ulolstelu and
Lizzie bauer.
SCHUMACHER— LUEDEMANN-In this City. July
25. 1891. by tho Kcv. J. Fuendellng, Ferdinand
Schumacher and Maria Luedemann.
GEOGAN-MELSING-in th s city. July 29. 1891,
by the itev. J. Fuendellng, James W. Geo^an and
Elizabeth Mclsin<t.
AI'EL-WEHR— In this city-. July 1831. by the
Rev. J. Fuendellng, August J. Apel and Wllhel-
nilna L. M. Wehr.
DIED.
Calslnj, Carolina i Launols. Adonis
Uassner. John Henry McKenzle, Alexander
llan-ivnii, Mrs. Bridget | Martin, Peter
llollwegs, llertha E. i tl'Keefe. Annie
Hubbard, George ■ Reed, Thomas J. j A.»
Humphreys, Henry , Roach, Damns **^
KiedllD, Francisco R. Smldt, August
Kane. T. . Slalll. Henry
Lefebvre. Anitust Blotter, William
Langshaw, Mary Tevllu, Elizabeth.
STOPPER— In this city. July 29. 1811. William,
beloved brother of Charles and August Moil r
and Mrs. Annie de Audrels, a native or San Fran-
cisco, aged 25 years, t> months and 2-4 days.
ItVi-Funeral will talie place THIS DAY (Fri-
day), at 2 o'clock p. si., from his late residence.
2425 Mason street. Interment I. O. O. P. Ceme-
tery. •*
O'KEEFE— this city. July 29. 1891. Annie, be-
loved daughter of Jeremiah and Katie O'Keefe.
a native or San Fraucisco, aged 10 years and <i
mouths.
it e*l- riends and acquaintances are respectfully
Invited to attend the funeral THIS DAY (Fri-
day), at 2 o'clock p. St., from the residence of
the parents, 498 Eighth street, Interment Mount
Calvary Cemetery. •*
LEFEhVKE-Io this cltv. July 29. 1891, August
I.ofebyre. beloved father of Mrs. Rosa Bernard
Pos, a native or France, aged 62 years. 3 mouths
and 1 day. New York papers please copy, j
jee'l'rieiuls ami acquaintances are respectfully
invited to attend the funeral THIS DAY (Fri-
day), at 1 o'clock p. St.. from the undertaking
parlors of Valente, Godeau A Co., 1521 Stockton
street, between Green and Union; thence to K-t
Men's Hall. •»
LANUsnAW— in this cltv. July 2S. 1891. Mary,
beloved wife or Harry I.anzshaw. and daughter of
Mrs. Connolly, and sister or Katie O'Brien, a na-
tive of San Francisco, aged 30 years.
The dear one bas gone from a faithful life
To a happy borne above.
And Ihe mourners lament a mother and wife " -^p*- -
Who filled their lives with love. JT; ~ .
£3~Frlends and acquaintances are resnectrullr
lnvlicd to attend the funeral THIS DAY (Fri-
day), at 2 o'clock v. if., from her late residence,
17 Sherwood place, olf Third street, between
Mission aud Howard. Interment Mouut Calvary
Cemetery. ;.. 2
TEVLI.V- In this city. July 29, 1831. Elisabeth,
wile of John an 1 mother or James F. Tevllu, a
native of County Cork, Ireland, aged 07 years.
jOaJ-Frlends and acquaintances are Invited to
attend tbe funeral THIS Da (Friday), at 8:30
o'clock a. St., from her late residence. 10 Camp
street; thence to Mission Dolores - Church,
where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated
for the repose uf her soul, commencing at 9
o'clock a. vi. Interment Mount Calvary -me-
ter •
HANAVAN-In this cltr, July 29. 1891. Mrs.
Bridget Hanavau. a native of County Mouaghan.
Ireland, aged 9 i years.
«g-Funeral will take place THIS DAY (Fri-
day), at 10 o'clock a. v., from Sacred Heart
Church, where a requiem mass will be celebrated
for the repose of her soul. Interment private. *
SMIDT— In this city. July 30. 1891. August, he-
loved husband of Lena Smldt, a native ol Sach- ■
sen, Germany, aged bO years, 4 mouths and 11
days.
eiTFrlends and acquaintances are respectfully
invited to attend the funeral TO-MORROW Satur-
day), at lOo'clockA. xi.. from his late residence, . *a
943 Polsom street, between Fifth aud Sixth, lv- ™
termer. I. O. o. p. Cemetery. ••
HOLi.WEUS-ln this city, July 30,1831, llertha
E., beloved daughter of John and Maria lloll-
wegs, and sister of Sophie, Jobanne, Louise, Hen-
rietta and Clotllde llollwegs, a native of San
Francisco, aged 11 years, 8 months and 19 days.
Air-Friends and acquaintances are respectfully
Invited toattend funeral -TO-MOitßoW(Satu/sv
day), at 1:30 o'clock p. v.. from the residence Ift
her parents, 204 Fillmore street. near Waller,
lutermeut I. O. O. F. Cemetery. **
CALSING— In this city. July 30. 1891, Carolina,
beloved wife of Martin Calslng. and mother or
Emilia, William, Fred and Lottie Calling, a na-
tive of Baden- Baden. Germany, aged 56 years.
JBaS"Fr. ends and acnu-ilutances'are respectfully
Invited to attend the fun ral TO-Moßlto WfSatur-
day), at 2 o'clocK p. m.. from her late residence,
437 Sixth street, near Bryant. intermeut LO. O.
F. Cemetery. »•
REED-Iu Oakland, July 30. 1891. after a linger-
ing illness, Thomas J. Reed, an honorary mem-
ber of San Francisco Typographical Union, No.
21. aired 67 years.
Uffl-The fu'ieral will take place SUNDAY. Au-
gust 2d, at 2 o'clock p. if., from San Francis-o
Typographical Union Hall, Shiels Building. :<2
O'Farrell street. •«•
I.AUNOIS— In this city. July 29, 1331. Adonis Lau-
nols, beloved husband or Pattella Launols, a na-
tive of France, aged 41 years, 7 mouths and 16
days.
«-S"Frlends and acquaintances are respectfnllv _ —
Invited to attend the funeral SUNDAY', August "^
3d, at 1 : 10 o'clock p. St.. from the Red Men's
Hall. 320 Post street, between Stockton and
Powell. Remains at Valente, Godeau & Co. 'a
parlors, 1524 Stockton street. *•* * '
ROACH — In this city. July 30, 1311. Dennis, be-
loved husband of the late Mary Roach, and father '
of Mrs. William Kelly and David Roach, and be.
loved brother or Mrs. Catherine Curley. a native
of the parish of Clontoskart, Couuty Galway,
Ireland, aged 53 years.
fio~Nutice of funeral hereafter. •
HUMPHREYS— In this city. July 30. 1391, Henry,
beloved husband of Mary Humphreys, a native of
" London, England, aged 32 years.
Use-Notice ot funeral hereafter. •■
STAHL— In tills cltv. July 29. Henry, beloved son
or Henry and Louise Stabl, a native of San Fran-
Cisco, aged 3 months and 26 days.
McKENZIE— In this city. July SO. Alexander, be-
loved husband or Annie and father of Lottie and
Philip McKenzle, a native ot New York, aged 51
years, 5 mouths and 21 days.
KIEDLIN-In this city, July 30, Franelsco R. be-
loved twin daughter of Gustar and Anna Kiedlih,
a native of Ssu Francisco, aged 23 days.
HUBBARD— Iu Phoenix, Ariz., July 23, George
Hubbird.
GASSNER— In Gilroy. Cal.. July 24. John Henry,
only sou of Mr. and Mrs. John Uassner, aged 19
years. 8 mouths aud 25 days.
KANE— Iu this city, July 29. T. Kane. %
CITY AND COUNTY HOSPITAL
MARTIN— In the City and County Hospital. Jn'y
29. Peter Martin, a native of England, aged At
years.
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Polite Attendants Day and Night.
Telephone 1957. W. J. MAI.I.ADY. President.
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IIINEBAL DIRECTORS.
19 Van Ness Aye . nr. Market St. 8. p.
HiT Telephone No. 3159.- rnr26 eod&Su 6in
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Cemetery Association ,
HAS RECENTLY COMPLETED CERTAIN AR-
r;i:u-fiii« whereby the entire receipts of
the association will In future be devoted to tho
better adornment and embellishment of the ceme-
tery.
The association would likewise call the attention
of the public to the tact that it Is still offering, at
prices to suit, . - .. . ■-_-;•■
Family and Single Hllr.nl Plats,
Improved sad unimproved, and all work pertain-
ing to rural cemeteries, such as waterlnr and
caring for plats and improving same, will be done
at reasonable rates.
Any communications addressed to ('HAS. 11.
CRO WELL. Secretary Laurl Hill Cemetery. Cen-
tral avenue and Bush street, san I-nnels^o. wilt
receive prompt attention. jy29WeFrMo lm v
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PRIVILEGES!
MECHANICS' FAIR, 1891.
SEPARATE BIDS FOR THE EXCLUSIVE PHl V-
liege of SELLING ICE-CREAM and KEEPING
1 A RESTAURANT will be received by the Secretary
st the oUtce, 31 Post street, until TUESDAY, Au-
gust 4th, at 6 r. if..-
The Hoard reserves the right to reject any or all
bids. , W.T. V. BCBBMCK, >;■'-"'
A. W. SC ITT.
OSCAR LEWIS. ■'•- * -
_ ly3U 4t Committee on Privileges.
TO THE UNFORTUNATE.
_- DR. GIBBON'S dispensary.:^
f m 683 Kearny street. Established in 18>l
j^tfii. tor the treatment ot private diseases. 1)>
fli^M blllty or diseases wearing on tbe body aul
«ffflßjKuiind I'-rni i:ieutly cured. The doctor mi
- SsBS VHll,:1 i:i -' Hospitals of Eumpi anil ob-
'...tHwKi turned much valuable Inform itloii, wlil-.i'i —
he Can Impart to those In need of his services. Tne
Doctor cures when others tail. Try Mm. Noehargj
unless lie effects a cur j. Persons cured at home. CHI
orwrlte. Address nil. . I. l". <",! It m in, 1957,
Ban Fraucisco, Cat. Charges reasonable, mlittexSn

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