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His Aged Wife Secures a
DIVISION OF THE PROPERTY.
She Is Given Thirty Acres of Valu
able l-and and a Monthly Sum
for Her Support.
Miccltf to in'- Mokni.no ("am.
Sax Jose, May 12.-The notorious divorce
Sl it ct Barbara Price vs. Elijah Price
came to mi end to-aav, Judge Lorigon civ
jn" plaintiff a decree i f absolute divorce
on 1 the grounds of cruelty and failure to
provide. Tne charges of adultery and
cruelty were net sustained. Plaintiff is
e/ven '■>:■■■ thirty-acre home place, valued
at J35,C00t -_"■ per month alimony from the
ii come on tlie Sau i ucisco property and
8400 counsel fees.
In addition to granting Mrs. Price the
bcice place, the decree also orders the de
lendsnt to clear iff any mortgage that
may rest ui>on it. All the household fur
cituro n:nl farming implements also co to
The Price vs. Price divorce suit was per
haps it.c most sensational case of the kiud
that ever came before the courts of Santa
Clara County. The parties were married
in ISSSb titty-t;ve years ago, and for nearly
fifty years lived lives of undisturbed peace
and quii tness. About five year.- ago, nc
< rdinfi to the complaint, which was tiled
Aiiizii^t »:, 1892, the defendant began a sys
tematic course of cruelty toward his aged
w lie, s!:e being over 70 years old, unuat
ur.illy charging bet with having been crim
inally intimate with other persons. The
complaint iso alleged that Price had been
untrue to his marriage vows at divers
times, special mention being made of cer
tain assignations carried on with a notori
ous woman living on El Dorado street, in
this city. The complaint also alleged that
defendant ha<l cruelly deserted his family,
leaving them totally unprovided for.
The case excited great interest owing to
the prominence of the parties, Price being
a capitalist worth in the neighborhood of
5100,000. Mrs Price and her children had
for a long time been faithful members of
tlie Cenielhi M. E. Church and much sym
r-athy was expressed for her when the
skeleton in the family closet was exposed
to public view.
When I ..■ time for trial of the suit
arrived an order was made closing the
■ doors cf ■. :.e courtroom on account of the
revolting character of the testimony.
¥ Rom the order of the conrt resulted the
famous contempt proceedings against the
editor ot the Mercury, he beiug lined and
the case appealed. A decision is now
awaited from the Supreme Court. The
court issued an edict that any publication
cf the proceedings at the trial by any paper
in t^an Jose would be treated as a con
tempt. The Mercury sot hold ef some
testimony indirectly, published it, and the
proceedings followed. The action ot the
court aroused the press all over the coast,
and thedecision of the Supreme Court is
awaited with much interest
SANTA CLARA BANK.
Commissioner Knight Busy Investi-
gatins Its Affairs.
Sax Jose, May 12.— At Snuta Clara to
day everything presented almost as sleepy
an a; i .r.ranee as is usual with the quaint
old town. There were no pit lips of peo
ple standing around the closed doors of the
Santa i ira Bank discussing affairs. De
positors seem to have confidence in the
stockholders an i express the belief that
it is only a matter of a few days until they
set their money. Inside the bank Com
missioner Knight is busy investigating the
affairs. A count of the cash in the vaults
to-d;iy showed a very small am mat on
The Pacific Manufacturing Company had
its bookkeeper, Alfred Post, assisting Air.
Knight in order to help ascertain the rela
tions between the Dank and the company.
itlnß nf the board of directors was
:.HernoM). 11. M. Leonard is
111 al his residence from nervous
'.uind. nnions other thincs that
certificates, not on the books,
.rr.ed in, making the shortage
« th 1. nard's unsecured debts about
. much less than it was feared It
The losses of Leonard were
y to gambling in stock.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS.
Preparations for the Meeting of the
Grand Lodge at Nevada City.
>"lv.u>a Cm-, May 12. — The Grand
Lodge of the Knights of Pythias will coin
vene here Monday for the twenty-fifth an
nual session and already the city presents
a gala appearance, with tn-colored bunt
ing and banners and shields decorating
every building. The principal streets are
spanned at frequent intervals with stringers
of Japanese lanterns and flags. The deco
rations are the most extensive and tasteful
yet attempted by any provincial city on a
like cccasjpn. Humorous, novel and elab
<>rate entertainments have been arranged
for, to continue through the week, the
most notable of which will be Thursday's
t :.;>'. i. ill parade, with most of the local
organizations of Grass Valley and this city
escorting the Grand Lodge. At least 600
Knights and their families from abroad
will -•mi the week here, and ample ae
ctmmodations for them have been pro
vided for by the hotels.
THE DANUBE'S CHINESE.
They Will Return Some on the
Empress of China.
YiCTOMA, B. C, 5! ay 12.— The steamer
Danube returned from Portland this morn
ing with 400 Chinamen oat of the 012 she
toot over. .She also brought bark six of
the twelve Japanese. The Chinese did
not hold proper certificates, and the Jap
anese were suffering from disease. As
Collector Milne ha? decided that they
cannot land here they will be taken to
Vancouver and placed on board the Em
press of China.
Captain Meyers said he had no trouble
■with the United States officials, all of
whom acted courteously. The captain
said that most of what had appeared in
tl.e papers was untrue, having been writ
ten by men who lett hurt because lie had
ii' t allowed them on board the steamer.
Tiie Chinamen, he said, had comfortable
quarters, were not crowded and did not
Pom i. and, Or., May 12.— Trie libel case
against the steamer Danube for $20,000 for
v.olatiug the passenger license in carrying
an excessive number of Chinese from Van
couver to Portland, came up before Judge
Bollineer this morning on a demurrer acd
Judse 15( -liinser held that British Colum
bia is contiguous territory, and heno does
not come under t!ie law limiting the pas
Troops Found Necessary to Prevent
Tacoma, Wash., May 12.— Company F,
Fourteenth United States Infantry, under
command of Captain Carpenter, arrived
here this evening under orders from Hie
War Department to stop Frank C. Ross
and a number of Indians from building a
railroad across the Puyallnu Reservation.
The troops we Into camp here and to
morrow will march to the scene. It is said
that Ross intends lo apply to the United
Stales courts for a restraining order to pre
vent the soldiers Irnm interfering with hi?
scheme. No bloodshed is anticipated in
any event. The troop* may remain here
HORSE-BREhDJNO IN SAN DIEGO.
Projects of George S. Davis, a Detroit
San Diego. May 12 —George S. Davis, a
capitalist from Detroit, who recently
bought large ranches, one in Caj:>» V illey
nnd the oilier below at Jamachn, Iff for
lioiuo Ui.dny, and on li is return v. ilf bring
some of his fine horses. He has just had
work benun on the Jamacha ranch for au
850,OOttu;>allon reservoir, which will take
>San Diego flume water to irripate the
place. Stakes are being set for a 1000-acre
citrus orchard, to be planted oti contour
lines. The plans have been prepared also
for a one-mile kite-shaped track ou the
WEALTH FOR A WIDOW.
Mrs. Qeorge Bew of Santa Rosa Falls
Heir to a Fortune.
Santa Bosa, May 12. — Mrs. (Jeorge
Bew, an elderly widow of tnis city, re
cently fell heir to a large fortune m I an
ada. Her bachelor brother, Lewis Cor
bev, one of the wealthiest merchants of
Hamilton, Canada, died suddenly a few
days aco. leaving no will, and as she is the
nearest of kiu the property will all go to
her. Mie does not know the exact value
of it, but it is reported that it is worth at
least $250,000. Her brother recently lost
$50,000 on 'Change in Chicago, but that did
not seriously inconvenience him. Mrs.
Bew is a widow of one of Santa Kosa'i
pioneers, and is already in very comfort
WOLLD NOT BE BLUFFED.
Citizens of Winters Procure Them-
selves a Deal of Trouble.
W< out \xi>, Mny ]J— To-dav warrants
wen' issued for the arrest of eight of the
most prominent citizens oi Winters in this
county on a charge of disturbing tne peace.
Yesterday a lar^tiy :.ltendetl iiifetiDp ol
citizens was held at Winters, at which two
saloon-keepers — Bond and G issijje — werr
ordered to leave town within twelve hour.-.
Bond instead came, to Woodland and swore
out the warrants. A eorsinble has cone
to Winters tf> make the nrrests and the
matter will come up to-morrow for hear
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Meeting of the Association at
Officers Elected for the Ensuing
Year and Many Interesting Ser
mons and Lectures Given.
Corrrep ndence to Tins Hob&ixs I'm..
Pacific Gbovk, ii.iy 11.— The twenty
g'xlfa annual conventual ol the Mate Sun
day-school Association conuluded Its three
days' s re to-day. A large Dumber
ol delegates were present from a.l parts of
The following officers were elerted to
ho] 1 i Hire fcr tlie ensuing year: President,
Rev. M. J. Ferguson of San Fr»neisci .
vice-preside nt, Key. li. M. Dv !! cc, I) D.,
of San Francisco ; yeuer:il and statistical
secretary, Sev. Loyal L "A"irt of O»kiand ;
assistant secrelary, t>. Stureess of Niu
Francisco; ireasurei, S. F. Hi. fluid of Sa«
FruiicUco ; in ten atwnal committee repre
sentative. Rev. J. Q. A. Henry of S-.n
Francisco; delegates to the World's l;:tei
national Sunday-school Convention a 1 St.
Louis— Key. W. Prank Paiton, D. D-, Rev.
Loyal 1.. Wirt. Mrs Loyal L. Wirr. Rev.
Ray I';. liner. Mr-. R»y Palmar, Willkim
At)hott and George C. M. Connell.
ll?v. S. G. (i ile delivered the address of
welcome, responded to by the rotirine
president, Dr. Ileury. The fallowing well
known speakers addressed the convention :
Key. William Kader of Oakland, Rev. E. S.
Williams of the- World, James E Ager of
Alameaa, Key. E. P. Dennett of Oakland,
Rev. \V. B. Noliie of Sun Rafael, Key. Ray
Palmer of Stockton, Rev. £1. A. Ketchum,
1). D., of Oakland, Rev. John Kiniball of
San Francisco, Btiv. Loyal L. Wirt of Cali
fornia, George C. M. Connell of S.in
Franciscj . George Walker of San Fran
ciscc. Rev. 11. M. Dn Bo»e, 1). D., of Ala
meda, Mr-. E. W. Legeett of San Fran
cisco, Rev. E. R. Wile, D. D.; Di fean Fran
cisco and Rev. E. S. Chapman, 1). D of
Mil s College.
Tlip model Sunday-school building at the
World's Ki-.ir ami the Tosemite Valley
Sunday-scho 1 chupni received spteial at
tention in the convention.
Invitations have been extended this body
to meet next yef.r in Stockton, Sacramento
and other panes.a n es. The executive commit
tee will decide this paint.
RIVERSIDE ORANGE CROP.
It Will Exceed the Crop of Last Year
by 1000 Carloads.
Riverside, May 12.— The tnrnload of
oranges that wen. East io-:iis!i* swells the
total shipments for the season up to date
to over 1700 carloads. This is 500 more
carloads than were shipped during: the en
tire season last year. There are fully 5)0
carloads yet to ship. Thb crop is some
what deteriorating and shipments are
A MOODY MANIAC.
Arrest of a Well-Known Citizen of
Santa Ana, May 12. — Josiali Ross on«
of the oldest citizens of this portion of Cal
ifornia, was arrested to-day on the charge
of insanity at. d will be examined to-mor
row. He is looked upon as a dangerous
roan tube at large, having threatened to
kill his family and brother. Brooding over
troubles of the past is thought to be Hie
cause of his present condition.
COACHING THE NEW CREW.
County Officers of Riverside Taking
Pointers at Santa Ana.
Santa Axa, May 12— A. J. Condce and
M. Studllio, County Clerk and deputy, re
spectively, G. \V. Fox. Auditor, and H. J.
Gruivell, Kecurder nf Riverside County,
are here u-iay studying up our manlier of
carrying on the county government, book
keeping, etc. They promise to make effi
cient officers for that new county.
BUNTLEY TO BE RETRIED.
Juuge Smith Declares the Evidence
Insufficient to Convict.
Los Axuelks, May 12.— Judge Smith
thi.f inorninz gruuted a new trial to Henry
Bent!*y, recently convicted of murdering
his wife by administering strychnine to
her. Judge Smith declares that there was
not sufficient evidence to convict. The
case will be appealed.
Forger and Swindler.
Modesto. May 12. — Sheriff Cllne of Los
Angeles arrived this afternoon and re
turned home this evening with G. W.
Worden, salesman for the Cleveland Cas
ket Company. Worden is charged with
forgery in Wisconsin and obtaining money
through false pretenses at Los A tipple*.
The prisoner was arrested Here by Sheriff
Deserved his Fate.
Fo.vcma, May 12.— George Tate. who
died here Wednesday, mi buried in
Mountain Cemetery this nft»rncou. The
funeral was one of the largest seen
here for some time and was led by the
Valley brass band, of which de
ceased was a member.
Riverside Streetcar Lines.
Riverside, May 12.— Local and Eastern
capitalists are cnea^ed in agitating the
establishment of an electric railway system
for the fifteen miles of street-railway lines
in this city. The enterprise will bbaae a a
reality in a few months.
Shooting Affray Near Paso Rubles.
Paso Roisles, May 12.— Ed Kclshaw,
brother oi Judge Kclaliaw ol this city,
had trouble with a man named Cottrell
living at Santa Margarita, and shot at bin
this alteration. No particulars are obtain
able from that place.
Marshal Misenheimer's Trial.
Paso Hobi.es, May 12.— '1 lie Misen
beimcr trial for embezzlement, which lias
been in progress all I the week, was post
poned to-day till May 29. Eighty wit
nesses are yet to be examined. Much in
terest is taken in the proceedings.
A ranlden dimpled, dainty, fair, :
With hazel eyes and crumpled hair,
V as asked what was Mm height of bliss.
Slie promptly answered, " 'lii a kiss,
■ .lTOTlded that the ltlssera won't
>eglect tetlL-el.;ausing SOZODON'T."
THE M(HmiN» CALL, SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1893— EIGHT TAGES.
Awaiting the Action of
BLOUNT REMAINS SILENT.
Action of the Hawaiian Patriotic
League— Strength of the Pro
Speriiu i'umi>i>ondeuce or Tin Mowraca Call.
JloNoi.n.u, May 4 —There is a decided
lull in affairs here, Clans Sprocket left
f"i >laui on llaj '2 to visit tho Spreckels
Comim-si mar Blotinl is still engaged in
collecting information teiia'din;; the recent
overthrow of the monarchy. He admits
that he lias wasted a Kre.it deal of his time
in listening to a farce number of royalists
and others who have not a penny at stake
and now he is getting information from
responsible and reliable people.
In all probability he will not leave for
home until early in June. The most im
portant statement he has made conies from
a very high officer, who vouches for its
accuracy. When liloitnt was questioned
regarding a visit to the oilier Islands, be
"I shall probably not visit the other
islands because I fee l I Imve taken a heavy
responsibility on my »ii alders in lowering
tin- tlac, and 1 wish to be in Honolulu in
case trouble should occur, so that 1 could
again land the troop* from the Boston."
The most important incident el the week
ru a convention held on May 1, at Anon
Hall, made memorable by the Boston's
men who camped there during I lit* first
nigbt after their landing. The convention
was called by ilia Hawaiian Patriotic
League aril about forty delegates from all
parts of the croup assembled to draft a
memorial to be presented to Commissioner
Blount. The paper was drawn ui> in a
secret session, but a copy of it was ob
tained nnd it reads as follows:
Win i:i as, His ICxeellency. Grover Cleve
land, President of Hie United Slates si
America, li.is honoied the Hawaiian nation by
-I'lidms liie lion. James 11. li'.oum a* a special
commissioner to Inspect the true desiie of the
Hawaiian nation regarding annexation to their
nearest Ii lend ; i here tore,
We, Hie natives of the Hawaiian Island*, as
sembled In general convention trom the branch
leagues of the Hawaiian Patriotic League of
aacli district throughout lie bland?, do hereby
respectfully present onr appeal; anfl to show
our unity to toe people of our Rip.it mid coo.l
friend, me republic of ttio United Slates of
America, with tier we have always hail frltwdly
relatlon<>, and slit* lias always advised us to look
on lier as a helper and protector, always to lie
trusted. We greatly hope, therefore, that the
investigation of the f-eilous rones done us as
a nation in Hie person of our Queen will be
rli:hle.i and that the Independence ol our coun
liy will lie preserved. Anil wHereas, we have
always hored that our social ana commercial
relations wltli (be I'nited Slates of America
will be promoted, we have not, however,
Uiouglil that the time had arrived when our
Dame as a nation and sovereignty should be
taken away or the country be annexed to some
Therefoie, we hereby appeal, with the great
est hope and with the expectation ibat the
wrongs we claim have been done us will be stt-
Ued by returnliiE our Independence, and also
restoring lie constitutional monarchy under
our moat beloved Queen LlliuoKalani, a ruler
greatly b loved and appreciated by Hie nation.
Signed by the delegates of all the Islands.
The paper was presented to Blount on
tire following day.
While the above-mentioned meeting was
In progress the executive and advisory
councils of the Government were holding
a business session in the Government
building but 100 feet away. The follow
ing resolution was Introduced by a mem
Wheheas, The Provisional Government ot
the Hawaiian Island* was organized on the
17 li day of January, (or me purpose of fur
lliertns Hie annexation of these Islands to the
United Steles; whereas, tills I'rovisioual Gov
ernment tun Deeu recognized by the represent
atives ol foreign powers as the sole government
of these i-tauils.
Itaolced, That agitation for Hie restoration
ot the ex-Queen, or for any other political pur
pose than li.at for which tlil« (ioverninent has
been organized. Is hereby dec'aied to come
»i!.' in ii, meaning of me sedition net parsed
by these council!! January 30 or tUli year; and
tlie police depar in- 1 1 i< hereby Instructed In
proceed against all persons making Uieu>>elves
liable uodsi the laid act.
The introducer nf the resolution stated
that tre&scn m> ing enacted under their
very uose?. and it was time some action
was taken, lie said the object of the Gov
ernment iras annexation, and he believed
it should be deemed treason fur any one to
propose restoration or the establishment
of an independent republic. He was not
in favor of suppressing the Hawaiian^, but
those who were misleading them.
The resolution was finally referred to
the Executive Council.
In the minds of many people treason in
rampant here, but it is learned from a
member of the council that the police are
keeping a careful watch on a number of
prominent loyalists who bold nightly
meetings, and it is expected at this writing
that arrests by the wholesale will follow
within ii few days, or soon after this mail
'I he United States steamer Mohican
left port May 1, bound for the Bering Sea
to watch the poachers. She will stop at
Port Townsend to reco»l. Her departure
was delayed aoout two hours, owing to the
fact that as she was about to turn toward
the channel she stuck upon the reef, with
out, "however, any injury to her bull. The
aceidsni was not, as far as could be ascer
tained, due to any fault of the officers or
crow, but to a stray line becoming en
tangled in the propeller. The Mohican
was saluted as she passed out by the other
cruiser.', with the exception of the .Nauiwa.
The i fliers of the Boston expect that she
will be relieved in September by the At
The British ship Grc!a, Captain Gar
land, arrived April SO, sixty-four days
from Newcastle, with a cargo of coal, and
reports that mi April 21 t.'iP hull of a vessel
was sighted floating alongside. Steam was
also seen issuing from the wreck, which
had evidently been on fire. The name of
the vessel could not be ascertained, but
she was evidently a 2000-ton iron four
inastcd ship, totally dismantled. The
wreck was about 11:00 miles from Hono
lulu and is thought to be the remains of
the burned vessel erroneously reported
some time ago to be the John Ena.
Pioneers in the East Go Singing
Down the Potomac.
WABHBTGTOH, May 12.— The Washing
ton Bedety of California Pioneers neld its
seventh annual reunion at Marshal! Hall,
a pleasure resort on the Potomac, to-day.
iMvasa tine bi.dy of 'Men that boarded
the steamer McAlester Ibis mornioc, and
they were sinaine n d-tune songs ftiid
altOKetbei wen as merry as could be.
"He's a 4!ier" was takeu up by one after
tbe other, and soon the steamer was ring
ing with tho chorus. Great preparations
are always made fur these affairs, and this
one rc'lpsed ail former reunions.
Among those whn went down on the
morning beat and who were re-euforced
by tho creal number that left on the
FUrei Q'ipen wore President Gcoree C.
Qoibam, Secretary Ballet Killiourn,
Colonel Arthur Denver, WiJliHiii S. Reese,
K. V>. Mac Grotty, Thomas li. Kalbfus, D.
11. Nayler, Senat"r Stnwart, John Kudd,
Mixlmiliao Long; Major James P. llor
bach, Captain J. I!. Spransy, Daniel Scales
of Sun Franciacn, S. B. Urnwn, Colonel H.
I >. 'iVurlbinpton, William 11. Barstow, \V.
C. Dodce, Major J. D. Darden, Charles
Newell, Lewis Muthi-rshead, E. F. Huck
inv:haiii, Mnjur Hoses Wriylit, Charles
H. Adams. A. A. Cumin ings, J, F. atoliere,
Genera! \V. V.'. Upton, James Hudson,"
Philip M. O'BrieD, James Fey, J. Thomas
Turner, K. L. Bnrnham, A. Quick. Frank
W. Beane, John Q. Hrown, E. IS. True, E.
& Miuinder, John Gil)son, William Gibson,
Charles \V. Otis, tfilli.itn A. tioboy, Judge
Knnnder<), W. Juhnstun, blmon Wolf,
Judge F. V. Deweei, William Wines,
ilarstuill W. Wines. 11. I. Gregory,
John It. Thompson. Kicbnrd W.
WmterMuith. George 11. Miller, Wil
liam Baandera, Ckarlei Baum, J. S.
btetiuus, Gregory L Kjuis, Gdorge Ciuik
; shank, John W.B>telcr, C"le Martin,
Morris Clagett of : Richmond, E. J. Me
Quadp, George W. Hsrvey, Hun. H. F.
Crowell of Minnesota, Henry Brock and
S. A. Gregory.
The following "forlv-niners" fro. i Balti
more went down: J.F. O*tor. C. N.Knide 1 ,
John A. K»bb, John K. Durinir, John E.
McCann. Dr. iiosley. H. M. C«rt.T, W. U.
Fusselbaugh, S. 1,. Felber, Albert Msr
shall, William I>khardt, Charles Smith.
ONE GOOD INDIAN.
Chief Black Horse Mis Settled the
Wamii.v). ion. May Ofc— Tbt threatened,
trouble at the Nnvajo Indian A^encv has
been averted through the friendly disposi
tion cf Chief IllacU Horse, wlm has under
taken to deliver up Ihe In-iia'is who miir
deri'd Baaekmaa Welsh, several weeks
To-day Adjutant-General William* re
ceived a dispatch from General .VcConk,
at Lot ■•)••, transmitting one; from
Colonel Hunt, commanding the United
States forces at Fruitland. Ariz., and end
ing as follows: "The troops returned
"from Black liors/s camp to-day. Black
Horse promUes '* find and deliver all the,
men asked for. Everything Is quiet. Will
leave two troc v> of cavalry here."
In tri'.nsr.il >)lng the above dispatch,
General Mc(_'--»k added a positive denial
of the report >>legraphed a few days ago
to the effect t «< l.ientenaul Plutcrner had
bceu killed by ■■>« Xavajoes.
FAIR UNDEh THE WEATHER.
The Ex-Senator Is Taken 111 in a
Can Ai.e, lf«j 1-. — J-.x-Senator James
(i. Patrol ( alifoinia, who was quitu siclc
at the (iiand l'acific yesterday, is some
what iinpruveil t.-d»y. '1 he. Senator is
mi tl irinu fioiu the effects of a very severe
cold, and UlOßgtt, to us« his own languaue,
he is "not seriously ill," ho is considerably
indisposed. "1 am not here on any par
ticular mission," said he. "I left home
i ur'.v thin month to recuperate myself by
traveling. Since my arrival hero I have
visited the fair, and consider it a wonder
ful exposition." Mr. Fair will remain
hero two or three weeks.
HIS QRIiATFIST SWING.
Cleveland Thinks He Is as Big a Man
Cincinnati, Ohio, May 12.— George A.
Clifford, traveling passenger agent of the
Canadian Pacific Railway, confirms the
report that Cleveland will make a tour
of tie uoill at the end of hit term. Clifford
says that Colonel Sheedy of bis road is
now engaged in mapping out a route and
is in Australia on his way Home.
SAN LUIS MISSION.
The Ancient Structure Opened
Three Mexican Lads Take the Habit
of the Franciscan
Special to Tint Morxiso Call.
Sax Diego, May Vl.— The old mission
Rt San Luis Key, in this county, was re
dedicatoii to tlic> service of the church to
day. A solemn high ruiiss was ordained
!■ r tbe beginning of the day's ceremonies,
aud by 10 u'llork fully :*Oi) interested spec
tators had gathered.
At Hint hour Right Rev. Francis Mora,
Bishop o! Monterey and Los Angeles, in his
purple robes, followed by Very Her.
Joaquin Adam, vicar-general ; Very Rev.
Louis J. Meier, superior of the Lazarists
of St. Vincent's College, Los Angeles, and
Rev. William Louis Dye, secretary to the
Bishop, marched through the wide dorrs
of the main building, followed by the
Franciscan fathers, who came from '/. ,ni.
teens Mexico, to inaugurate Hit school fur
They were the Very Rev. Father Alba,
Commissioner-General of the order in
Moxi 0, Rev. Ambrose Malabehar, who is
to remain as Superior of the novitiate.
Father Tascarenn, secretary to Father
Alba, and Father Martinez. These
are monks from the, college of Nuestra
Senora de Guadalupe in the province of
Zicalec»s, mid they brought as pupils
for the novitiate three Mexican lads who
to-day took the habit of the order as postu
Pursuing these actors in the scene were
scores of devout Mexicans, interested
tourists and criugoes, relic hunters and
si ii; lev gathering of Indians from the
cleria across the river.
High mass was began nt once. Very
Rev. Father Adam being the celebrant,
assisted by Father Alba us deacon. Father
Dye as sub-deacon and Father Meier as
master of ceremonies. The choir sang
Farmer's Mass in ii flat, with the "Agnus
Dei" from Haydn.
The offertory was Illmmel'.s "O Salu
taris." The mass was followed by the
Episcopal benediction, the reading of the
patent from Rome aud Mexico, and the
proclamation of the patron saints— San
Luis patron of the Mission Church, and
.Nue.-.tra Senora de Guadalupe, patroness
of the Novitiate.
Alter the rendition of the "Veni Cre
ator" the three Mexican lads knelt before
the altar and were invested with the habit
of the order. Then followed a renewal of
vows anil a 'Te Deum Landamus" in the
11 hi. in version by the choir. The cere
monies were closed with prayer and tho
singine of the acts of investment.
As the procession filed through the dour
thn organ ana orclimtra rendered ftten
delssohu's "War March of Prii'sl!." from
"Ailliaia." Tlie day was warm and full
oi the balm of spring, but the low rum-
Ming of thunder in tlie mountains foretold
rain, which came at last as t!.e assembly
was dispersing, tlie friars and the youth
ful novice* leimiining In tbe ancient
structure, which is to be repaired and
maintained in tlio future as a college of
the Franciscan order.
DEATH OF FLANKjAN.
A Truly Rural Verdict in the Liver-
LiVEitMORE, May 12.— The inquest on
the body of C. C. Flanigan, the man who
was burned to death in his saloon, devel
oped the fact that Finnic n must have up
set the lamp after lie bad driven. his wile
Jlrs. Flnnijrnn testified that hpr husband
was aged 72 years, and that they had three
daughters, one ol whom, Mrs. Maggie Le
roy. lives en Telegraph avenue in O.ils
TheVoman said she bad no quarrel with
her husband, but Maggie Alvin, a neigh
bor, testified that when Mrs. Flnnigan
came to her house her face was covered
The inquest wns conducted by Justice
nf the Peace Taylor, and the Terdict was
"I>e:\th from burning, because unable to
A Question of Express Versus
"To succeed nowadays* in pleasing the
public one must take time by Hie foreloclr,
Beamish, the creat men's furnisher of
018-022 .Market street, was tile speaker
who laid down this commercial law to a
Call reporter yesterday. Mr. IJenmiah
liad just announced that his recent Im
portation of new stylo neckwear had ar
rived on Saturday by \V«1I«-F»rgo last ex
press direct from »»? York.
"The matter of beine In the fashion now
is a matter only of lime In obtaining the
proper things and placing them before fie
public," continued Hie merchant.
, "There was a time In Sun Francisco
when men were satisfied to b« weeks and
Booths behind the prevailing styles as
worn in London and New York, but that
don't satisfy Hie well-dressed nan now.
"For Instance, I have, just received ISO
d(./."ii of the very latest patterns of spring
scarfs direct from New Yurie as fast as
railroad tralus can lirtni! them, so you set
in mv wav It is a matter of days, not
monti.s. ] show these new patterns to
day for " the first time. " 1 wont : praise
them— anybody who sees (beta will testify
sufficiently to their beauty." ■■■- . : •
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A MENTAL FLASH.
The Passing of Weidner's
HOW IT ROSE AND FELL.
It Concerned Getting to the Fair
and Heat Anything the Ex
position Can Show.
One dreary afternocn just a few days
ago Charles Weidner sat quietly on a table
in his Clay-streei saloon. A lone pipe
stem crossed his aproned knee, and every
tune his heer stein thumped the table as
ho set it down wreaths ol Inzy smoke acain
inaiic turbans about his round and half
lie picked up bis C&.I.L and read a story
about some waiters pruning to go to the
World's Fair in a boxcar, traveling as
freight in carload lots at an expense of
Sls a piece, subsistence not counted.
Mr. Weidner laid his pipe on the table,
pressed a finger hard to lite forehead and
exclaimed, "Py gracious!" While a bril
liant idea whs rapidly playing with search
light effects all about the inside of bis
great head be slowly arose, thoughtfully
filled the biggest stein In the shop and
thoughtfully sat down again.
A great idea had entered Mr. Weidner'a
head and lie fully realized it. It worked,
and worked without a day off for a week
or more and became changed into a plan
greater than that of the liii* Manufacturers'
building at the Columbian Exposition.
The ttcheme l-ivau its passace from tl.n
realms of funcy when a little advertise
ment appeared in the daily papers a day
or two ago inviting all who wanted to go
to Iho World's Fair in a freightcar for next
to nothing to call around.
By that time Mr. Wehlner had figured
out most of the details of his scheme, in
which he was assisted by "Professor"
T. M. McEntee, who was getting ready to
visit one of the coming stereoptlcon lec
tures on the World's Fair on the people
who had to stay at home.
Tim lime hadn't come when it was
necessary to engage any cars, but a
(re)gfatcar could bo had at auv time and
somebody had told Weidner Hint a car
from San Francisco to tho Chicago stock
yards would cost about SI 10. So the
Southern I'aeific Company wasn't con
The discovery had been made somehow
that fifteen men couldn't be locked up in a
Iretgbtcai and shipped at carload rates,
but the brilliant scheme whs immedi
ately evolved of shipping lifteen dogs
and cats to Chicago as part of an animal
show and having fifteen people go along to
take care of the animals. So that difficulty
was cleared up easily.
When the people who wanted to go to
Chicago in a boxcar came around Mr.
Weidner presented the following agree
ment for signing:
We. the undersigned people, agree to take
active part in the animal show ana circus trio
to Chicago, under the managi-nn ut of .Mr.
Charles \Velduer. on May — 1893.
' (l)lCacuof us pays a deposit of fifteen (15)
dollar* to Mi. Weidner and furnishes his or her
provisions, beddini.', etc.
(2j Kadi of us pledge* to behave properly and
lake good cave of any animals and follow the
arrangements nt in« leaders ol their curs, sub
. ject to the dlieclloas of Mr. Weidoer.
Every hour that passed further con
vinced Mr. Weidner that his idea was
more brilliant than any that would be
Illustrated at the l*\x. Nearly evervuody
that dropped in to see about it bought at
least one steam beer, and many became so
enthusiastic that they treated "the house."
The boom in business since that day
wheu Weidiier Calmly Miioked his pipe
wns wonderful. The opening of the
Nicaragua canal could Hut have helped it
half as much.
So many signed the agreement that
Weidnei's plan grew to a whole live
stock train, and tie concluded to hire a
hall, hold meeting!:, get more signatures In
clubs ot fifteen and make final arrange
Then he would know how many cars to
charter. He had calculated that fifteen
people to a car would yield $210, leaving a
profit of £100 a car, "which was but a fair
price for the superior brain power that
evolved and managed the meat enterprise.
One of the details he had figured out to
present at the meet was that of the com
miESaiy department en route. lie made
out a list of what should go with each
cor for the journey as follows:
"Wine. $10; broil, £5; kase, $■">: name,
$15: kartoffel. 86; eg.:s. $4: ofen, S10;
whisky. $10; beer. $10; flelsch, EIO;
cant lleiscli, 815; total, $00." This would
make lint C"-t of necessaries to each per
son hut £•""> CO for the trip.
Well, .the meeting was held at 1159 Mis
sion street yesterday afternoon, and the
little plac« wns crowded. Mr. Weidner
explained his scheme at length, and after
awhile some long-headed fellow made a
proposition that the crowd co no further
in signing agreements, making up clubs
for the cars, etc., until they knew officially
just what the railroad company would
chare* per car. It might be a little morn
that Weidner had said.
.So a committee of five was appointed,
and It started for Fourth and Townsend
streets. The assemblage waited for an
Tlie committee crime back and reported.
The railroad company would chaige each
one $.10 fare. They could go on a regular
excursion like other people for S">o 50,
Business was bad in the Clay-street
saloon last night.
THE GASOLINIi EXPLODED.
Mrs. Healy of FoUotn Has a Narrow
SACBAHXXTO, May 12.— At noon to-day,
while Mrs. M. Hr»ry, whose husband is
employ* d at the Folsom prison, boing In
(barge of tbe stone drills, was cooking
d nner her gasoline strive Exploded and set
lire to her clothing. She dashed a bucket
of water over herself and saved her life,
but was badly burned for a.l tiiat. Slie
saved ber baby, sleeping in another room,
but could cot nothing else out oi the house,
it burned so rapidly.
The Romulus Accident.
Victoria. B. 0., May -Afti-r several
meetings ami tba hearing of considerable
testimony the .Nanaimo Pilotage Commis
sioners liHTe relieved Pilot Sabiston of al
blnnie in connection with the Komulus
acck'out. In consequence his license has
beeu restored and he will resume bis duties
No Help to Fagan Now.
Moi'Ksi.i, Jlay 12.— 1t was learned ban
to-day that tlio Supremo Court had re
versed the derision of the .Superior Court
in the ense of Frank Kagan, convicted of
cuttle-stealing in February. 1 s:>'_', and sen
tenced to five years in San Quentin. Faaan
died in the County Jail hern March 18, last.
Searching for Contraband Chinese.
Taooma, Wash., May 12.— Customs
cfiicers «r« searching tbe \v<>od9 in the
vicinity of Tacomn for twenty-fire Chinese
from Victoria, B. (;., who are supposed to
have bcon landed last uight from the
Five Years for Manslaughter.
San Jose. May 1J — J. W. Frost, who
killed J. H. Until nt Wrijhts Station and
was convicted of manslaughter, was to
day sentenced to live years in tbe State
Knights of St. Patrick.
At the regular monthly meeting of the
Knights of St. Patrick tlio following offi
cers were elected for the ensuing year:
President, .lobn Mnlliern: first vice-presi
dent, Frank T. Shea; second vice-presi
dent, Patrick HcGm: recording secrtUary,
P. K. McCortnlek; financial secretary, K.
1. Mulioney; correspondinc socretnrv, Ed
ward Walsnr; treasurer, T. I". Uionlan ;
Sfryeact-al-urms, Martin Kcnneli; board
of directors — leremlah Doasy, Joseph Sic-
Kenna. P. F. Diiudon, William liroiierick,
Anna Eva Pay's Lecture.
To-morrow evening BOss Annie Eva Fay
will appear in the Grand Opera-house and
will deliver a lecture on spiritualism and
theosophy. She will have materialization
»i the stage in full gaslight. This will ba
her only lecture in tills city. -
The Fire Record.
An nlarni wns turned Id from box ."2 nt
8:30 a.m. yesterday for a fire In 11. N.
C It'i belting works nt SIT Mission stteet.
Tin; blaz-i stuited from n furnnco in Dow's
boiler works, next door, being placed too
near the slight wooden partition that sep
arates the two buildings. The damage wag
The alarm from box ISO at 10:15 a. m.
was from two two-story dwelling-houses
at 851 and 2.".3 Clara street. Some children
had built a bonfire in the b..<-k yard mid
sit fire to the rear ot the buildings. The
damage was S#HX). The houses were
owned by James Weir and the Downey
estate and were occupied by J.inies Cox,
dames Hickey and M. Cluie.
A still alarm was turned in to chemical
engine, 4 yesterday morning for a fire at
the residence of Judee Patterson, 830
Washington street, caused by g spark
from n neighboring chimney. The dainuge
A false alarm was nine in at 10:.50
o'clock last niisht from box 01 at Iloward
and Third streets.
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON.
The Health of the Novelist Said to Be
• • Very Precarious.
Advices of the Associated Press from
Samoa by the steamer Monowai are to the
effect that the novelist, Hubert Louis Stev
enson, has returned to his Suinoao home.
after a visit to Sydney, but although he
enjoyed Rood health (luring the trip the
benefit has not been permanent. He Is at
present in very poor health: indeed, al
most cotifiiiiMi to bis bed, and at any rate
unable to lesivo the house. Mrs. Stevenson
Is not much better. .
TO BLOSSOM OUT.
All Ready Now for the
Entries to Close on Monday Night.
A Grand Display of Cacti
Tlie regular montlily meeting of t!:e State
Floral Society, held yesterday, was well
utit ii it"i. The members arc takine great
interest in the comma exhibition, wiiich is
to opeu at tlie Pavilion next Wednesday.
The secretary reported that the commit
tee od arrangements had about completed
ail the preliminary business, and urged the
members to ndvertise and popularize the
show as much as possible. From the pres
ent outlook all the exhibitors expect to
outdo their previous displays.
The amount of space applied for in every
case is much larger than heretofore. Many
new departures are promised by exhibitors
this year, one of the most notable being
the extensive display of cacti, one of which
promises to contain do less than 1000 speci
mens of this magnificent plant, many of
the species being In bloom. Exhibits of
the cacti are being sent from all points in
the interior, Arizona among others, and
the still more distant Desert of Sahara,
The Park Commissioners have offered
an elegant display, besides donating all the
greons necessary in decorating the Pa
Mrs. Duncan of Oakland has arranged a
floral dance, which will be on the pro
gramme each evening, performed by a
select dancing class of young ladies from
her school. Besides this an excellent pro
gramme has been arranged for each even
ing, consisting of instrumental aud vocal
music, dances etc.
11. W. Smyth, manager of the exhibition,
promises that the coming show will be
much superior to any heretofore attempt
ed by the society. Entries will close on
Monday evening. Exhibitors from out of
the city should notify the secretary of the
committee of arrangements, Mrs. J. K.
Martin or .Mr. Martin, who can be found
at the Hopkins mansion on California
street, or by addressing her residence, 3915
The following reception committees
were appointed to serve during tho show:
For Wednesday, May 17— Mrs. G. P.
RlXlord, Mrs. John Jioden, Mrs. S. L.
Walker. Mrs. R. W. Breluu. Mrs. G. C.
Ross, Mr.-. JoLn Henderson.
For Thursday. May IS— Dr. Charles B.
Bri;liam, Mrs. Blanche Rudolph, Mrs.
Charles Neil, Mrs. W. U. VTiester, Miss
L. Brehro, Miss A. Buhm, Mrs. E. J. Brit
t li. Mrs. Joe C. Love.
For Friday. May IS— Mrs. William Al
vord, Mrs. Dr. Charles Keeuey, Miss Alice
Chittenden, Mrs. M. F. Sink, Miss Ethel
11. Martiu, Miss Carrie llixford, Mrs.
C. L. Alken.
For Saturday. M«y 20— Mrs. C. L 11.
Palmer, Mrs. E. J. Wick*on, Mr-. H. M.
Cross Mrs. S. W. Stevenson, Professor
B. .1. Wicltson, Mrs. K. C. Bruckman.
Extra Reception Committee for Satur
day—Miss Alice Cliitteiiden, Miss Evelyn
McCnnnicfc, Miss Ethel 11. Martin, Miss
L. Brebm, Miss Kate Brehn;, Miss Carrie
Rixlord. Miss Inn C. Martin, Mrs. Frank
Sayles, Miss Carrie Callahan.
Several invitations have been received
by the society for outings, at which time
the members could examine the gardens of
members outside of this city. It was de
cided to take a trip to Berkeley on the 27tb
in =t. in response to an invitation of the
Berkeley society; also one to Menlo Park.
Marringe licences «ere issued yistor
dav a3 follows:
•lolir. Gangbam and Mary (iiaii.im. 35—30.
Kiiniui-1 A. r'll/.iiiatitlce and Annie Coouey,
Daniel Duncan Church and I.;nua Agues
Baker, 21— lft /
John F. Uullwlnkel and Elizabeth Davidson,
That Tired Feeling
Weak Nerves, Dyspepsia.
After the Crip-" Like a Walking
Mrs. Susie C. Rumrlll
"For years I have had gastric dyspepsia, and
In March 1 bad an attack of the grip. I got
Into such a serious condition that 1 bad tits,
caused either by dyspepsia or nervous troubles,
during which 1 could not think' connectedly or
talk without forgetting what I was saying. I
could not sleep, bad no appetite, and people
said I looked like a walking ghost, 1 was so
pale. When I laid down I
Could Not Breathe
With any comfort. Something suggested tome
to try Hood's S»rsnpari]la. Before the first
bottle was gone I had quite an appetite, which
Increased unill I could eat well without any dis-
tress or disturbance afterward. I have taken
six bottles, the color has come back to my face.
I have no tits, can biealhe well w'leu lying
down, and In short, call myself uarfrciijr
iv.li. 1 am more than iliankful for Hood':)
Saraaparllia, and know Hint ) would not
now b« kIIt« but for tills medicine." Mi;s.
Susie C. Scmkill, Koyalton, Vermont.
Hood* I'IIIh cure live* Ills, constipation,
bllioinnp<».]:nnnlice,'lc : lieadaehe.indlgestlon.
PICNICS AND EXCURSIONS.
PICNIC OF TAILORS' UNION
Will beheld SUNDAY, May 14, at New Bataatm
l'arlc. AtnoiiK gate prices >t a *70 sr«-iu; i,o.
donated by Wheeler * Wilson Company. Tickets-
Adults 75c, children 25c. Beats leave Tllmron
terry 9:30 a. m., 11 a m.. 1:33 r. m. mj7 13 14
SAN FRANCISCO S NORTH PACIFIC R'l CX
Tlio Steamer I'RiAii will make _tr~»»^
trtpito EL CAMI'O every Suuday F-j*- 1 ' 1 , ■
from Tlliuron Ferry as follows:
• Leave. San Francisco at 10:30 a. k., It: 10, 2:00
ami 4:00 p. m. . . - ■ •-
Lfinvc lil L'ampoat 11:15 a. it., 1:00, 3:00 and
6:00 p. If, ■ - . ■
■ Faro tor round trip. Including admission the
grounds, '.'0 cents. NtOT t|
712 and 714 MARKKT STREET,
We place en Sale TO-DAY the Best
We do not say wo have marked them
down or arc we selling them at cost, but
wti do say that we have been enabled by a
good purchase In give the public the Best
Well Made and Perfect Fitting Garment
Look at our window dis-
pla3 T of these goods.
All these Suits fitted by
competent tailors free of
Call and see them whether
you purchase or not.
LYONS &" FISHER,
712 and 714 Market St.
mrll 3t ThSaMi 2n
KUELIMi BKOS .1 roprlston and Managers
PLANQUETTE'S CHARMING OPERA,
THE BELLS OF
MONDAY, MAY 15th,
Popular Prices— 2sc and SOe.
L. R. BTOCKWKIO, Lessee anil Proprietor
A 1.1 J.1.1.1.M.1KiL.-l. Mauajer
EVENINGS AT 8.
MATINEE TO-DAY AT 2.
In the Most Exciting Drama of
the Present Day, THE
Or, Hypnotism and Crime.
SEATS NOW READY.
Gri.ye street, above Polk.
11ASWELL, K.NI-JAbS 4: HULDKN
.Lessees auU .Manager!
ONE WEEK ONLY ■
COMMENCING MONDAY EVENING. MAY 8,
First Production at This Theater of
THE GREATEST OF FUNNY IRISH DRAHAS,
UNDER THE GASLIGHT!
ONE (TIGHT ONLY, SUNDAY, MAY 14.
Only Appearance el tlio
MISS ANNIE. EVA FAY
In a Religious Illustrated Lecture on
Materialization In full gaslight ot reran, bands
Seats i.i: sale Saturday from 9 a. m. at Grand
Opera-bouse box.uffice. A good reserved seat "J5
cents. ' myll at
CALIFORNIA STATE FLORAL SOCIETY.
CONCERT U ORCHESTRA.
EVENINC. Evening, 50c
MAY 17, 18, 19 AND 20,
STATE OF MAINE ASSOCIATION.
SIXTEENTH ANNUAL REUNION .
SHELL MOUND I'AUK. OAKLAND,
BATUKDAV • MAY 20, 1803.
Oration by HO.v. ueokuk w. KEED. Poem
by SAMUEL BOOTH ESQ. Danclug-Mujlc by
Firth Infantry Hand.
Benin and Brown bread tree. myll lot
CALIFORNIA BASEBALL LEAGUE GROUNDS
(End or Golden (late Park Cable-can).
33 A. SI EB Aljti!
Thursday & Saturday, 3 I*. 3!.; Sunday, 2:30 P.
OAKLAND vs. SAN KI:\NCI.-<<>.
Sunday, 10:30 a. M.— Oakland Kellauco vs. Olym-
Admission. "J;V and IOO; ladles free; Reserved
Seats V!Sc extra on .Sundays; on sale at 'Wilt A
Klnck's iki/.-i.tr. s-_'O Market atrnet. my 12 3t
CALIFORNIA JOCKEY CLUB.
Bay District Track.
Mar 3 to May 30 Inclusive.
RACING EVERY WEEKDAY, RAIN OR
SHINE, EXCEPT MONDAY.
FIVE OR MORE RACES DAILY.
Races start at 2 r. M. sbarp.
At the Terminus of the Oakland, San Leandro
ami lfaj -wards Electric Kail way. .
Romantic walks: mountain stre*ins;flense woods:
secluded Innchlng places: mineral springs: beautl.
fill banks of ferns, malden-balr and wild flowers.
Oars connect with all broad-gauge local trains at
Twenty-thrd avenue, Oakland: also with narrow
Range at Tlilrti-enth ami Krantlln sit v-*9 SaSu tf
Weekly Call. $1 per ear
HAS PARALYZED THE
SHOE TRADE OF SAX FRANCISCO
SELLING SUCH AN IMMENSE
STOCK OF SHOES A'l
. IS A HARD BLOW TO THE
REGULAR RETAILER WHO
HAS TO PAY TWO PROFITS
BEFORE HE REAPS HIS OWN.
ONE SMALL PROFIT
IS ENOUGH FOR PEOPLE
TO PAY THESE HARD TIMES
TO MEET the
OF TRADE, BUSINESS
MUST BE CONCENTRATED
OF THREE LARGE FIRMS
JOBBING AND RETAILING
BOOTS AND SHOES HAS
MADE THIS RESULT
OF THIS SALE
HAS EXCEEDED ALL
THE CROWDS OF CUSTOMERS
WHO HAVE THRONGED
OUR STORES ARE
OUR BEST ADVERTISEMENT.
SEE SUNDAY'S PAPER
FOR PRICE LIST.
ALL GOODS WARRANTED. IF
NOT AS REPRESENTED RETURN
THEM AT OUR EXPENSE AND
WE WILL REFUND THE MONEY.
NOLAN BROS. SHOE CO.
812-814 Market Street
P. F. NOLAN & SONS
ORDERS FROM THE
' INTERIOR RECEIVE
H MIL. II II -
A ONE CENT POSTAL
WITH YOUR ADDRESS
WILL BRING YOU
OUR NEW CATALOGUE
WHICH MAY SAVE
YOU TEN DOLLARS.
ADDRESS ALL COMMUNICATION'S TO
812-814 Market Street