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They Watch Boone's Arena
Until Afternoon.
Sunset City's Big Crowd in the
the Sunshine.
The Danes Will Celebrate To-Day
and the Children Will Have a
Festival To-Morrow.
Tiirough Turnstiles Yesterday., 13,390
1 P. M — Chiming of the belli in Llbor»!
Art* tower.
»P. M — Danish day exarolsea In Fes
tival Hall.
2:30 P. M — Concert by OUMU'I Mid
winter Exposition band In mmlc porll
ion near Administration building.
6 P. M.-Eienini; chimes on the bells.
7 P. M— Grand illumination of cen
tral court.
7:80 P. M.— Concert by Cattata's Mid
winter Exposition band In music pavil
ion near Administration building.
8 and 9:30 F. SI. — FiKjlng of the
electric fountain.
The denial weather with its warmth and
delightful calm attracted crowds to the
Midwinter Fair yesterday. Inside tne
H© Stood Off the Lion-and-Bear Fight
gates It resembled a summer day when tbe
season is at is height. Tables were set out
under awnings and in shade ol trees and
people eat around them in tbe open air
taking lunch or liquid refreshments while
enjoying the balmy breezes and viewing
the many pleasing sights to be seen on all
sides. The concessions were kept busy,
every building was full of sightseers and
the benches ■ proved wt>rr acceptable .to
those who preferred to loiter around the
picturesque court.
Thousands went direct to Boone's wild
animal arena out of curiosity to see how
affairs were after the prohibited fight be
tween Parnell, tbe fierce lion, and Siski
you, the grizzly bear. They were sur
prised to see the place surrounded by po
licemen. Midwinter Fair Guards and
deputy officers under Secretary Hoibrook
of the Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals. Boone and his men
were walking about among tbe crowd and
could be heard complaining loudly that tbe
police would not allow them to go iuside,
even to feed the animals. Colonel Boone
made a demand that he be permitted to
enter to give food to his hungry pets. Sec
retary Roibrcok refused to move or grant
any concession. Eventually about 2p. m.,
wben Boone promised Chief Crowley that
tbe bear and lion fight would not take
place under any circumstances, the police
contingent was withdrawn and the show
"When Mr. Holbrook positively refused
to admit me or my men into my building,"
said Colonel Boone later on, "my manager
went in search of a warrant accusing flol
brook of crneity to animals. Thai's what
the warrant would b« got upon, for It was
cruelty to leave the beasts without food or
drink. I still have a curiosity to see this
fight, just to Enow which is the kin? ol
beasts, for I don't believe tbe ilon is, by
any means."
Manager McGarvie declared that the
fight will take place within three weeks.
He thinks be oas a good case against the
A.n Inanimate Target of Sol
police for closing the thow. However,
nothing was lost over the notoriety Boone
bas^-pcived, as at t-be first performance,
at - P. it., the placo was crowded, and
every performance during the afternoon
Had a larg« gathering of spectators.
Ihe gauntlet was thrown down in a
dozen different piac*B arr.und the grounds
yesterday by Sebastian Miller, the strong
man, who claims to be stronger than San
dow. It is still on the ground, to be picked
up by bandow Miller's manager declared
that he and Miller had met Sandnw op
posite tbe wild animal arena Saturday
night and had given a challenge.
"I'll lift all you can and yourself thrown
In," said Miller.
"Y«u have no repntation; it is only a
bluff." said Sandow, who is said to have
paid no attention to the offer.
In the afternoon Miller was drven
mound the grand court, and upon his re
turn to the ' 49 theater he gave an exhibi
tion of smashing large cobbles with his
fist, bursting chains and concluded by lift
ing a heavy platform containing twelve
heavy men.
Orange blossoms again attracted crowds
to the Southern California building yester
day. Tbe afternoon visitors to the build
ing were given sprays of the fragrant blos
soms. Superintendent Wiggins apparently
has an inexhaustible supply, as the an
nouncement was made yesterday that
blossoms will be distributed asain to-day.
Fresh oranges were received yesterday
by Manager Will Stevenson Jr. for the
Pasailena exhibit in the Southern Califor
nia building. A new feature of the dis
play made by this locality is an exhibit of
canned goods and glace fruits.
A battle royal took place within the vari
colored fence dividing the Ostrich Farm
and the Midway last night that nearly re
sulted iv the loss of human life. Aipiu.nse,
the big African bird recently brouglit to
the farm, became incensed at Jim Blaino
and went at him. The birds fought up
aud down the corral and coming in contact
with the fence broke it down and created
havoc in the Arizona Indian Village. Two
or three of the attaches of the village and
the farm attempted to capture and pacify
the birds, and whila in pursuit, of this
peacemaking object, Albert Pubrbard, the
keeper of the bird, received a kick that
bioke one of bis ribs. The Emergency
Hospital doctor attended the woundeu
keeper. When the melee iad ended Al
phonse was discovered kicked almost to
death, and Jim IJlaine was strutting around
a baiter-'d bird but still in the rins.
Danish day will he celebrated to-day at
the tair, and it promises to be one of the
many attractive festivals for which Sun
et City is celebrated. A street parade,
forming at Bakar street, between Oak and
Hayes, will tako place at 1 p. m. ana
march through the park into the east eate.
Immediately after the arrival of tne Dan
ish societies and participants the follow
ing exercises will be held in Festival
Music; Introductory remarks In English by
A. B. FiiPse, piesldent of the (lay; Danish airs
by the orchestra; "The Kiug of Denmark and
tne President of the United States," by Consul
J. Miuoson, In Danish; a somu for Denmark,
specially written for the occasion by Soph us
Schandorph, one of the foremost Danish poets
of ■ tie day; "Denmark," by William Souderup,
in Danish; a song for the Danish people, speci
ally written for the occasion by Soi has Bchau
dorph; -The Danish reopte." by Axel Teiseu,
in Danish; a soug for the Danish language
(tills and other piecedine songs on the pro
gramme are to be sung by the eutiie auuieuce);
"The Danish Language," by H. Albe;tsiui, in
Danish; "California," by H. J. T. Jacobsen, in
English; music.
The executive committee announces
that to-morrow will be the last day for the
filing of forms in connection with compe
tition for award*. These forms can be
tiled up to 5 p. M. at the offices of the com
mittee of awards on the ton floor of
the Administration building. It is highly
important that all these shall be in
to-morrow, so that the work of the com
mittee may be facilitated and the distribu
tion of awards be not delayed longer than
is absolutely necessary.
The May day festival to take place to
morrow is looked forward to with pleasant
anticipation; by concessionaires and the
children alike, and great preparations are
being made fur its proper celebration. The
day will be a general school holiday, and
children will be admitted for 10 cents.
Large May poles will be erected in frontof
the crand stand and a large platform for
sports is going up in the same ilace. Hun
dreds of children have been trained in the
dances that are to be given, and 1000 little
c.es in while dresses will march in the
May day parade around the recreation
grounds. A May queen will be crowned,
but who she is to be has not yet been de
cided on. Manager T. P. Robinson has a
programme in hand that will make tbe
children merry.
Scores of the Third Event in the
Shooting Contest.
The Inanimate target tournament was
concluded last evening at the Midwinter
Fair by shooting off the third event, which
was open to all comers. Each man was
given twenty clay birds and the following
scores resulted :
WhitDey IC, Fisher 13, W. G. Scott 9, F. E.
Nelson 8, Croiiln 12. Holand IG. W. I. McEvoy
13, W. J. I'lump 14, William Coindafl 12.
George Klkenkotter 12, J. McEvoy 15,
Lindle 7, Cate 16, Daniels 13, Allen
17, Barney 17. Karney 1!>, Uruns 16,
Walsh 8, NlpLjol 15, Aloenon 14. Swiveler 18,
Ki.bert-oD 17. Kobeu 10. Letj 13, Kenlson 10.
wincnester to, V. Heetti 10. sfmuton 18, Hunt
12, Kiuuey 8. Riciiaid«on 17, Hall 19, Dick 11.
Bolandei 13. Robinson 18, E. Foster 19, Nuu
niau 9, Slade lt>, OHrander 11. Siaur 11. Starr
16, Sharps, Fraizer 12, H. Heetb 5. Forster
14, V'eruon 15, CooK 14. Shiel 19, Gid
dings 18. Fox 19, Williams 13, Cadwell
15, Cougdon 7, Allison 19, Weimore 13,
Biowq 11, lireauey 12, P. l-auiiinp 9,
WenzM 16, Bennlck 9, Durst 13. Elliott 11,
Reea 12, Crowell 12, Z«inerl4, M. Feudener
14, F. Merrill 14, KUKwood 5, Goicher 14,
Andrews 14, F. Feudener 12, Drees 11, J. H.
Lewis 11, D. Wiudr-is 12. G. Llddle 1. Deben
ham 18, Wagner 7, Thorn 15, French 11,
Steisner 8, Ellis 17, Slack 10, Campbell 11,
Quiuion 14, Lehrkf. 13. Webb 20, Oben I],
Billlngton 18. Stuart 12. Berpens 12, Vnrney
12, CaiiiDbeil 9. Backer 12. G. Feudener 12, C.
Merrill 17, W. Sea 12, Rees 8, liaas 10, Wheeler
14, W. N. Little 13.
A. WeDb, Empire Gun Club, Oakland,
won first prize; J. VV. Shieli of Traver,
Cal.. second; C. KobiDson third; R:cker
son fourth ; Whitney fifth; five men tied
on fifteen birds for sixth; eleven men tied
on fourteen for the seventh ; ten tied on
thirteon birds for the eighth ; Eikenkotter
wod the ninth; E. Stanf the tenth; R. E.
Kenison the eleventh; J. F. Campbell the
twelfth, and P. J. Wal«b the thirteenth.
To-Night's Meeting of the
Police Board.
Speculation as to the Result—Evi
dence of Corruption Still
Being Collected.
The most absorbing topic of conversation
In police circles yesterday was to-night's meet
ing of the Commissioners. The Chief and the
Commissioners have plainly lutiinated that the
work of decapitation is Dot by auy means com
pleted, but they are caretul uot to give auy
clew as to wiiere the ax will fall.
The men whom the Chief has specially de
tailed to furnish him wit n proofs of corruption
are uot finished wi!h their work yet, and the
evidence |OUBM sergeants and patrolmen
under suspiciou is accumulating.
It is understood that .special attention Is
being paid to the "tenderloin" district, and it is
common talk that amoug tbe itars to (all to
night will be some that have shed tbelr luster
In tbat district.
A significant fact developed yesterday.
Patrolmen "acotty" Campbell and Joseph Bur
nett bad 'heir beats changed. Campbell hat
been In the "tenderloin" district on Eddy and
Ellis streets for a considerable time and now
be is patroliiDg a beat at the wetteru end of
McAllister stieet. Hu nett has been ou the
Kearny-street beat and has been transferred to
tbe North End station. It Is, ol course, custo
mary to chance men In this wav, but It is pecu
liar that tbese two efficient officers should be
Miit to out-of-the-way beats just at this par
ticular Juncture.
Chief Crowley was in his office all yesterday,
but to all question* be returned the same
answer, "there is uoibiug new to report."
w hat will the Grand Jury do? Is a question
ibat comes promlneutly forward. There Is a
general tieliet that after they have had an o|>
portunliy to examine Hie evldeuce upon which
the dismissals have been made they will at
least present an indictment against the deposed
CleikHall. Wbetb r the proof against any or
thr others will be found sufficient to warrant
an Indictment n not so certain.
for ihe past two weeks Chinatown lias been
painfully quiet. The usual activity iv gambling
and lottery-drawiui; Is no more to be seen and
the squad'wand-r through the streets and al
leys sad and dejected, as their occupation for
the nonce is gone. Two or three detectives,
who are straDgers to tbe gambling bosses, have
been conspicuously present for tbe past week
and the almond-eyed Mongol Is sharp enough
not to be caught napping.
A Kind Relative.
Buffalo Courier.
Maude— Charley Rounder's folks must all
be just too lovely and kind for anything.
Altllicent — Humph! Why?
Maude— l asked him last night how he
kept the mutha out of his winter overcoat
in tbe summer, and he said his uncle gen
erally attended to that for him.
Weak Stomach strengthened by Beecbam's Fills
Augmenting a Steamer's
Steering Gear.
And Numerous Gentlemen Who
Play Cards.
How the Spielers Spieled and the
Steerers Started to Steer inno
cent-Looking Excursionists.
When the steamer Alvirn, flag-bedecked
and picnicky-looking, started on her ad
vertised excursion to Yallejo and Martinez
yesterday morning, her machinery was
augmented by an extra wheel, which had
to be looked after by an army ol trained
Captain Rideout had no hope for the in
troduction of a new system for regulating
the Alvira's course, for he personally was
not interested in the spare wheel or its
attendants, so it is claimed.
One Captain Bonne, better known as a
sport, and several meu who believe in cold
decks and hot drinks, originated the
scheme of providing the steamer with trie
aforesaid wheel and accompanying steers
The steerers were not licensed pilots,
but individuals who make a living by gen
tly coercing rural parties to bet the pro
ceeds of their last year's grain crops on the
evasive pea or tho revolving disk of for
At 9 o'clock the Alvira's second wheel
was taken on board. At about two minutes
past 9 a couple of ci:y detectives iv citi
zens' clothes stepped on the steamer. Then
the prospective voyage of the Alvira be
came somewhat of a mystery, which a
reDurter proceeded to unfold.
"Come this way. Indies and gentlemen, "
shouted a trained spieler. "The great
anti-monopoly 5-cent ferry-boat Alvira is
again in business.
"The Alvira is going on a pleasure trip-
Ye?, I repeat, a pleasure trip, and it will
only cost you 50 cents to have a beautiful
ride on the bay.
"Only 50 cents, ladies and gents, which
include!) n steam beer aud tbe privilege of
hearing the band."
Tlie "bund" stood atone corner of the
wharf with a barp and wiped tne accumu
lating drops of perspiration from its nose.
It sighed, looked at Captain Boone in a
sort of a will-I-get-my-pay-inanner, tnen
struck ur> that almost forgotten melody,
"Once I Wa3 Happy, but Now I'm For
A thimble man bought a ticket and went
on board. Then two others of his ilk fol
Pretty soon two three-card-monte deal
ers appeared, towing three simple-looking
gents, who were filled with anticipation of
a line time and numerous drinks of good
red liquor.
Tbe steerers, who had come down to see
that no one broke the wheel, were scat
tered about the dock, aud in an off-hand
way singled out good, Innocent - looking
parties who happened to pass their way.
The Call man appearing to be one of
that class was approached by a gentleman
who, in an overflow of confidence, whim
pered : "bay, young fellow, do you gamb?"
"Do I what?"
"Do you gamb? Ever bet, put any
money on wheels aud things? Two to
one on tbe red, even up on the blue.
Whoop la, there yon are, the gentleman
wins and the gambler loses! Sabe?"
The reporter said that he understood.
"Just step over bpre, out of the wind,"
said the steerer. "You see we're going to
have a few quiet little games onboard;
just for pastime, you know. On, yes; per
haps a fellow may lose a few bean-% but it's
no brace game. It's square, young fellow;
By this time tbe band had tuned up its
harp again and settled down to playing
that seductive ballad, "The Man Who
Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo," and sev
eral rustic* were observed to have become
enchanted to such a degree that they pur
chased two tickets.
When the police heard that the Alvira
was going to run a floating gamblinc-house
they questioned Captain Boone. The cap
tain naid that he did not care to have any
trouble with the Police Department; that
be intended to run squan* games on board.
The man with the poker layout arrived
late, bat he had time to say that his cards
were not marked; that ail be wanted wa>
a chance to get a Email draw-down from
the "titty."
All manner or sports and people who
did not know the nature of the excursion
they were about to take went on board of
the steamer.
"Theie's n thimble-and-pin man," sug
gested an officer, pointing out a cadaver
ous-looking person with watery eyes and a
beautifully developed brandy-blossom.
"Can't help it," said Captain Boone,
imiline; "I guess they won't operate. I
can't keep them away if they pay their 50
"Uv all the gods, there's Ace-high Mulli
gan," whispered a slim man who knows
all the detectives who used to hung out in
front of the corner of Stockton ana Mar
ket streets when Paulsell & Carroll's faro
game was in full blast just upstairs.
"And there's Jackpot Rielly," mnrmuied
his companion.
Still the innocents came to the daughter.
Gentlemen from But to, Tulare and Ala
meda counties bought ticket* and hob
nobbed with skin-game manipulator?, who
were as genial and anxious to accommo
date a stranger by pointing out the various
objects of interest about t lie bay as a new
patrolman on tbe Chinatown beat is to
show where the tan games used to be.
When the Alvira sailed the cames
started up, but the awe-inspiring presence
of two minions of the law prevented tne
cappers from working so industriously as
they might have done under more favora
ble circumstances. No one got robbed,
and Sergeant Helm's loretliought in pro
tecting the unsuspecting amona the excur
sionists was appreciated by those who
bad been roped into paying fifty cents
for a chance to attend a so-called respecta
ble picnic.
George and His Little Razor.
Wltn a broken razor Id his pocket and con
siderable blood on liis clothes George Wash
ington, a colored teamster working for C. War
ring was arrested last nigbt In a saloon on
Nineteenth, and Cuerubusco streets by Ser
geant Burke. The teamster had been drinking
lieavilv. and finally endfd by picking a Hunt
with J. W. Bell, auotb' r visitor to the saloon.
He cut Kell iv :he shoulder with the razor until
tue blade broKe, and theu tie was overpowered
andaciiarge of a«san!t with a deadly weapon
was placed against nirn.
Several Exciting (iames Played Yes-
terday— Large Attendance.
There was good sport at the handball courts
yesterday and the flue ; weather brought out
large numbers of spectators. ; ,
V At the ban Francisco court - the following
games were played:
First game— A rattling single-hand game
was played between I'hil Ryan «and. Pat' Bar
rett. It was noted for its sclent Iflc day in
which each won a game by the following score:
15 to 12 and 15 to 13. Tlie third and final
eanie. was won by P. liyau by the score of 15 to
11 and 15 to 13.
Second game— Henry Murphy aud M. Daly
against G. J. Low aud Hugh Moffitt. Each
side won a rub by (he following score: 15 to
13 and 10 to 15, the former team winning. The
second rub was won by the latter team by a
score of 15 to 10 and 15 to 11.
Third game— Davis against Dan ping.
This was a single-baud game for a French sup
per and was won by J. Davis after a hard
struggle by the following score: 15 to 10 aud
15 to 13.
Fourth game — M. Dillon and A. Toblu
against James Hallow and Walter William-.
Each side won a rub by the score of 15—11 and
Fifth game — Joseph Lawless ■ and Joseph
Hausman agaiust James Dillon and John Slat
ry. This game proved very Interesting, as
the players were evenly matched. It wa« won
alter a hard struggle by Lawless and Haus
man by the following score: 21—18, 16—21,
Sixth game— J. Rlordan, the coast champion,
and J. Harlow played J. Jones, the Austral! an
champion, and M. Dillon. They played the best
three "out of live 21-aces. Each side won two
games and the final game was won by Jones
and Dillon. Score: Eiordan and Barlow,
21—21—16—18—10; Jones and Dillon,
9 There were some exciting games played at
the Unlou court, as follows:
First game— Doran and O. Hughes were
defeated by J. Donahue and P. Sheenan; score,
15—13,8—15. 15-10. The same teams will
play next Sunday for $20.
Second game— H. McKenna and J. Kerr de
feated Thomas Hailin.in and 11. Batzuet. Score,
15-13. 8-15, 15-10.
Third game— lid Toy played James Nelson a
single-handed game. , Each won a game, and
then the last: was won by Nelsou. Score, 15-12,
B—ls 15—13.
Fourth game— William Kelly and John Fee
ncy played George Hutchinson and Al Pen-
nover. Each side won a rub, and the last was
won by the Kelly team. Score, 15—10, B—ls,
Fifth game— J. Norrti and Jack Lynch de
feated A. McEarnev aud Mat Coughlan. Score,
15-9, 11-15. 15-6.
Practice Shooting for a
Great Contest.
Some Oood Scores Registered by
the Soldier Marksmen at the
Shell Mound Range.
The members of Company B, First Infantry.
California National Guard, were at tbe Shell
Mound rifle range yesterday preparing for the
notable contest In which they ire to take part
on next Sunday. The match will be beld with
Company F, First Infantry, of the Nevada
militia, and will determine the location of the
Pacific Coast championship for rifle-fiilng by
teams of tin; ty men. At present this enviable
distinction is held by tin- loc-l company, and
there is no particular dauger that It will escape
them easily. Captain Cook of Bof the First is
actively at work arousing enthusiasm among
his men, and it is expected that they may even
roll up a higher total than the one they scored
at Sacramento last December, when F of Oro
ville and C of the Nationals went down before
The entire morning and afternoon yesterday
was devot-d to company piaci ice. The results
were of a very gratifying kind, and clearly in
dicated the superb shooting qualities of the
"City Guard" marksmen. Among the best
scores made dunus the day were the following:
C. Ferry 5 6 5 4 6 6 4 4 5 5—47
I. 15. Cook 5 46544466 4-45
G. fJugermao 4 55665444 4—15
W. linger .. .5 54466444 5—45
A. Simla 4 54546644 4-44
A. lrect 4 6 3 645564 4-44
A. Gehret 4 56546444 4—44
G. Claussenlus S 44546444 6—44
X (Jetiret 5 54356444 4—43
M. C'auisenius 4 46444545 4—43
R. L. Kadke 6 44 •2 55455 4—43
11. B. Sullivan 6 44544644 4—43
F. SDUIa 4 3 3465555 4—43
r. Sindler 5 44445554 3—43
\V. Haves 4 r» 5444444 4-42
B. SturUivaut 4 45444464 4-4U
X, C. I.undquist 445434534 4—40
l\ Zimmerman 3 44434554 4—40
A. Sadler 39. (i. Filmer 37, F. Baumgartner 37,
W. Crowley 38.
In a match held by four ot the members of
Conipauy B after tn« practice had beeu con
cluded the following scores were registered:
Captain Cook 9 4 5 5 4 4 4 5 5 4—45
A.Gehrot 4 55545444 4—44
A. Pape 444444545 5—43
A. rrech 4 54444445 4-42
Company A of the Fifth lufantry, with sta
tion at Oakland, was well repi-e«..-nted at Shell
Mouud and some very creditable scores were
made. Among mem these:
Corporal Coulter 4 44646556 4—45
a. l ; UClcett 544445444 4—43
Maker 6 34436454 6-42
Moor * 44444446 5—42
JSevlu 46 3 654444 4—42
Powtile 4 464544 3 4 4—41
D.Puckttt o 4 3 445444 4—41
Vaughn 4 44444464 3—40
Cunningham 4 44443444 5— 4U
Among the best scores credited to Company
D, First Infantry, at Shell Mouud yesterday,
were the following:
H. I*. Smith » 44644344 5—42
A. Whltehesd 6 4524434 4 5—40
D. J. Mull Ivan 39, U. fc. Murden HH, K. Kllpstelu
35. B. Burdfck. 35.
The scorebook of Battery C. of the Second
Aitillery, showed the following among the best
Lieutenant Huber 4 36654465 4—44
Corporal L. Klngen 4 554 H 5544 4—43
Serjeant Tobtn 5 44444445 4—42
Private ijally 6 44445444 4—42
Serjeant Moore 4 44445444 4—41
Private Meyers 5 4 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 5—40
Major Huber of the Second Artillery, a former
captwln of Battery C, ihot with bit old comoany
aud made this score: 54444 5 444 3—41
At the giouuds of the California Scnueizen
Club, wear San Rafael, the only range work
done yesterday was by Company D of the Fifth
Infantry. Creditable among the scores were
those of M. Reilly 46, J. Dawson 44. W. Butter
worth 44, F. schoeueman 42 and J. Kerri
gau 41.
Something They Could Steal.
Detroit Free Press.
She thought sue beard burglars and she
waked her Husband. ,
•• Well.- my dear," he said, when she bad, Id
fear and > trembling, explained Hie state of the
case to him, "let them go." ■
■■■ "But i hey won't go ,'.' she urged.
"Let them" steal, then."; .
"But i here is nut nine 1 want them to steal." :
He rolled over, crowllnp.
"I suppose,", he said, "you would not object
If they stole away, would you;?"
; And that's wnat they did, probably, for there
was do sigu of them next morning.
Sicharps & CO.. druggists. 40G-8 Clay. *
An Attempt to Wreck and
Thrown Against the Side of a
Furious Crowds Around the Corner
of Mission and Twenty-Ninth
A sharp report rang oat at 8:40 o'clock
last evening which created panic and
general commotion in the vicinity of
Twenty-ninth and Mission Btreets.
A bomb, presumably of dynamite or
giant powder, had been placed beneath the
large show window of the restaurant of
Sopi & Musladin, at the southeast corner
of Twenty-Dinth and Mission streets.
When it exploded the window was
wrecked, the guests were frightened
nearly to death, and there was a general
shaking up of the neighboring buildings.
Fortunately no one was injured, though
a great hole wm torn in the side of the
There is a bar as Iwell as a restaurant
combined. At the time that the dastardly
attempt of the assassin was made there
were but three people in the place. A
gentleman and lady who were taking a
meal in the private rooms were nearly
startled out of their senses and fled with
out inishme their repast or thinking to
pay for it
Sopa says he was in the act of delivering
a plate of soup to the third customer, but
the concussion caused him to land it iv
his lap.
Fortunately, only the window wa9 wholly
wrecked, and the pile of oyster shells un
der it, where the blast, was placed, wa9
scattered all over the street.
At the Eagle Pharmacy on the opposite
side of Mission street a number of bottles
were thrown down tind Manager Thomas
Wise ran iuto the street in wild alarm.
Ex-Deputy Sheriff Jobn Castle, who has
a saloon on the northwest corner of Twenty
ninth and Mission, was startled In the
midst of a conversation with P. J. Cody,
and each rushed into thestreet with drawn
pistols in pursuitof tbe miscreant who had
done the work, as both of them say it
flashed upon them that it was murderous
Sergeant Burke was on the corner of
Twenty-fifth and Guerrero streets talking
to one of his policemen when he heard the
As the Italians of tbe neighborhood were
celebrating a national holiday, no atten
tion was paid to the matter until ha re
turned to the Seventeenth-street station,
when he heard through the telephone
what had happened.
Immediately he went to the scene, but
no', before Engine 17 had responded with
out being called. Tim peculiar souud of
the deadly Domb w'.'en it went off was suf
ficient to attract the attention • f the
trained ears of the firemen, and though
nearly five blocks away, they quickly
hooked up and made for the spot where
tbe disaster had occurred.
There being nothing for them to do,
however, they soon returned to their
On the arrival of Sergeant Burke an in
vestigation was made.
A blacksmith named Matliai, who lives
near at, baud, stated that bn saw a small
boy running away from the scene a few
moments before the explosion occurred,
and he seems to believe that the boy had
something to do with it.
Tbe proprietors p.ssert that they do uot
know of any enemy that would do them
so much harm in such a way. Thny have
been keeping the place about one year,
aud know of no one who would do them
such an injury.
A search for particles of the bomb by
the police was not fruitful, as no part of
a fuse or can could be discovered.
The whole Mission is aroused over tbe
affair, but cannot tell upon whom to wreak
Tbe proprietors of the reitaurant or
chophouse and barroom are Slavonians,
and it is conjectured that there may be
some society or political strife behind it
A more rigid investigation by the police
may disclose something that will lead to
the capture of the guilty party or parties.
Association Football at
Central Park.
Match Between the Trial Teams
Postponed Owing to tbe De
fault of tbe Thistles.
Tbe visitors to Central Park yesterday after
noon who expected to see a rattling match of
association football between teams selected to
do battle for the honor of playing lv the inter
national contest with British Columbia next
mouth were doomed to disappointment.
Id the two teams tlieie were nine members
ol the Thistles, buc only one— Captain Chal
mers— put tv an appearance. President Me-
Ktllop was mad, aud uot without cause. '1 lie
secretaries of all tbe clubs In tiie league had
beeu notified tbat the match would come off,
and there seemed no excuse (or the non
appearance of tba Thistles.
i: it is tlic intention to popularize tbe scien
tific game of association (football, some of the
players are taking Hie wronc way to dn it. It
will not do to disappoint tne public. Engage*
menis to play should be kept at all hazards.
Captain Wilson of the Army team and Captain
Nelson of the Rangers, with a sportsmanlike
spirit that, in (be circumstances was highly
commendable, got up scratch teams of ten men
a siu- and the spectators were treated to a
splendid exhibition of the game.
The teams lived up shortly After 3 o'cloctc at
Wilson Team. Position, iseeiou Team.
Reed (A.)....... ..Goal :..'.. Dacey (A.)
Lyncti (P.) .....' Backs ....... Barry (K.)
Mouse (P.) . ..Backs..; . ..Neesou (R.)
"Wilson (A.,. .... Halfbacks ...:.Leal <X.)
RHey (A.)... .......... Halfbacks. ;...;. Brown (P.)
Chaiiuors( T.) ....;.. Forwards. ...McKlnley (X)
Symincton( R.) Forwards. .McCrocken (R.)
Bennett (A.)....... .'....F0rward5........ Poole (W.)
Watson (R.) Forwards. ..McLennan (R.)
Maguire (P.)...... . Forwards ... .Tobin (A.)
A., Aimy: P.. fast line j; T., Thistles; R., Rang
ers; W.; Wanderers. •
P. I Ki<id of tne Wanderers was the referee.
Wilson won the toss and elected to defend
the north goal. Ha had the advantage of play
lii with tne wind in his favor, and the result
was that the ball was Kept almost constantly In
dangerous proximity to the south goal. When
half time was called the score stood: Wilson
5 coals, Neeson nil. The goals .were taken by
He mi' it, Symiugtou, Chalmers, Bennett and
Maeulre in the order named. \<£&SßPßgßggggmta
During the second half Neeton's team pulled
themselves together, and having the wind In
their favor soon began 'to .: score. McLennon
scored the first goal, and in a few minutes Mc-
Cracken, by a pass from Poole, took the second
goal. But their jubilation was short-lived, us
Wilson's men , succeeded " in rushing ■; the > ball
along the field and Wilson shot it through goal,
making the score 6 goals to 2. After the kick
off the ball was sent flying down the field, and
just In front of goal I Poole I cleverly : passed Ito
McLennan and he shot the ball between the
posis. Score, 6 goals to 3.' Both teams worked
hard and the ball was kept traveling up and
down at a lively rate, till Watson managed to
kick it through.' making the score 7 goals to 3,
and so It remained till time was called.
Sandow at Stockwell's.
Commencing to-nlgbt the public will during
this weelc and until further notice have an op
portunity to see Sandow, "the athlete of tbe
century," and the marvelous Jordon family—
the «ensatton of tue theatrical season.
Following will be the programme: Overture,
Eilenberg; the Hardellas, grotesque athletes;
the celebrated Swedisn ladies' Quartet; Au
gust Dewell, gymnastic expert; selection,
Offenbach; th j marvelous Jordon family; five
minutes intermission; selection, Strauss; La
Belle Helene, kalledoscoDic creation; Miss
Elsie Adair and Walter Vanderlip, dramatic
school of acting; selection. Milloecker; San
dow, "the athlete of the century."
Exchange of Hospitality Between
Gardens and Olympics.
A score or so of tue Olympic boys went down
to San Jose yesterday aud were entertained at
a barbecue by the G.rdtu City Club. There
was good-fellowship all round, and the Olym
pics returned wim a eood opinion of San Josp.
The compliment will be returned on Saturday
next, when the Garden City cyclists will come
up to tne city as guests ot the Olympic Club.
They will be taken to the races at the Midwin
ter Fair, see all that Is to be seen, and wiud up
with a banquet and a theater party. They will
return home ou Sunday, tfubbard and Smith
of I he Gardens have entered for uext Saturday's
raceg. Walter Foster of the Olympics was out
naming yest-rday.
Tne Keliauce Club has takeu a two years'
lease of the Alameda bicycle track. Ie Is at
present In a very dilapidated condition, aud
will cost some money to repair. The iuaugur.i
tlon ceremonies are advertised for May 3D, buc
it looks doubtful whether the necessary repairs
can be cornpl -ted by then.
The Pausy Cycliug Club bad a run to Toca
lonia yesterday under command of Charles W.
Ettlng. The recent rain* having put the roads
inline condition, the ride was very enjoyable.
'1 hey had ag guests Johu T. Capito of tne Ven
tura Cyclers, Fred Driscoll, K. Siebe aud J. C.
Tllden of the Olympic Club. Owing to tne ob
jection made by tne raihfinders this club will
hereafter be known as the facinc Cycling Club,
but its periodical runs will Dot be discontinued.
But the Sioux Indians
Captured Him.
C. A. Johnson Beat His Wife Nearly
to Death, Then Kan a Foot-
Race for Liberty.
C. A. Johnson, a Swede, who lives on Doug
las street, near Eighteenth, bad a series of
startling adventures yesterday. First be beat
bis wife nearly to death, then he tried to climb
tbe monument or the Goddess of Liberty on
Mount Olympus; next he engaged in a sprint
ing match with two policemen and the patroi
wagon, and finally, after running nearly two
miles and Dlowiug most of his breath into tbe
atmosphere, this same eventful Johnson was
captured by a band of Sioux Indians.
At precisely 10:49 o'clock yesterday morning
Counsellor Alfrea E. Clarke telephoned to tlie
Seventeenth-street Police station tbat a mau
was heating bis wife to death In a bouse on
Douglas street, just above Eighteenth, and
vvilb all tbe feivor tbat tbe electric current
could lend Mr. Clarke begged tbe officers to has
ten ere It be too late. Tbe Sergeant said there
was much pathos in tbe pleading.
Officer L. H. Harrison was placed in charge
of tbe patrol wagon and immediately set out
after the wife-killer tbat might be. When tbe
officer arrived at Johnson's premises he found
Mrs. Johnson almost insensible ana bleeding
profusely from several ugly wounds in tbe
head. He gave tbe unfortunate wom»n In
charge ot tbe neighbors and started in pursuit
of the wife-beater.
High up on Mount Olympus sat Johnson,
right under the statue of tbe Goddess of Lib
erty. But tbe fugitive saw that to tarry meant
the loss of liberty, for he espied below the
patrol wagon, tbe blue coais and tbe glittering
star. He made a dash away, down around the
eminence, skirted the hill and iieaded in the
direction of Golden Gate Park. The officer
was gradually losing time and space, for Johu
aon is a sprinter from far away. As tbe fugi
tive neared Golden Gate Park be suddenly met
an obstruction that tie bad never thought of.
A band of Buck Taylor's Brule and Ogaiolla
Sioux Indians were out on dress parade near
tbe liaiKhi-sireet grounds. They saw the flee
ing paleface ana me pursuing blu- coats and
concluded tbat they would help the latter.
With a lusty warwhooo the savages weut in
pursuit and In less than twenty seconds John
son was a captive among tbe reamen. He was
turned over to tbe custody of Officer Harrison,
who took him to the beventeentb-stieet station
and locked him up on a charge of battery.
The Prater Orchestra Under Its New
Appellation Is Just as Popular.
A new era was begun yesterday in the career
of the popular organization that, uuder the
name of tbe Vienna Prater Orchestra, has been
delighting s .n Francisco audiences for the last
three months.
In the middle of the grand sacred concert
which wa3 given yesterday morning in Metro
politan Temple It was formally announced that
the band would henceforth be known as Fritz
Scheel's Orchestra, that it had severed all con
nection with the Vienna Prater, and that Its
"farewell concert" had been announced with
out Its conductor's authoilzatlon. In proof of
the fact that the baud bad no intention of bid
ding adieu to San Francisco a graud benefit
concert for Fritz Scheel aud his musicians was
announced for next Friday night in Metropoli
tan Temple.
The speech was greeted with frantic applause
by me atiaience, Id the midst of which, as
though to show that the connection with the
VI nna Prater had been interred with due cere
mony, the orchestra struck up Chopiu's
"Funeral March," a number that was uot on
the programme.
Yesterday morning's concert was an excel
lent one, particularly as ilie striuus had been
augmeuiea, which strengthened the orchestra
in the one point where it needed it. Mendels
sohn's "Reformation Symphony." the novelty
of the programme, was an extremely artistic
In the evening the limits of the Bush-street
Theater were taxed to accommodate the
audience that assembled to hear the "Grand
Popular Concert," almost every number of
which was enthusiastically encored. Indeed,
the encore habit is one of the snares by means
of which Heir bcheel stands in danger of losing
some of his popular! s. Be has been very good
natured in responding to encores, aud an
audience, like a spoilt child, learns to demand
as a right what it formerly asked for as a favor.
If the repertory of the orchestra were limitless
the encore habit would uav-- less harmful
effects for Heir Scheel, but there has been a
good deal of repetition even in the programmes
lately ani encoring each number only seems to
hackney ihe repertory still further.
In S;iu Francisco a conductor has to depend
on the same audience again aud azaln. It is
the real music-lover* who are anxious to see
llerr Scheel give fewer encores aud more
novelties on each programme.
Several Surprises in a Series of
Match Courses.
It was a beautiful day for coursing at Ocean
View yesterday. The day's programme con
sisted of a number of match courses, some
dogs competing more than once.
There were several exciiijg courses. Wil
liam O'Brien beat Robert E. Lee twice, the
owner of tbe latter dog Dot being satisfied with
one defeat. Pride of P;uk beat Rattleaway
twice, but the latter's owner is still dissatisfied,
ana the two does air matched to ruu again on
May 13. for a $50 stake. Kattleaway is also
matched to course against Jltn Douglas.
Several surprises turned ui> during tbe course
of the day's proceedings, and the long-cud
players had a Dad time of it. Following is a
Houeytnoon beat Hard to Beat, William
O'Brieu beat Robert E. Lee, Yrelca beat Green
wood, William O'Brien heat. Robert E. Lee,
Oregon Boy beat Rainey, Bismarck beat Scotch
Boy, Maggie beat Olympic, Stamboul Queen
beat Marvelous, Pride of Park beat Kat
tleaway, Beauty beat Oregon Boy, Lady Cleve
land beat Minute, Captain Morse beat Dash
away, Pride of Park beat Ratleaway, Sir Jehu
beat Dashaway. Swede beat Tempest, William
O'Brien beat Maggie, Red Cloud beat Never
Fail, Beauty beat Swede. Beauty beat Swede.
On Suuday next. May 6. a big stake will be
run off. Tbe winner gets $100 and a $25 cup,
tbe runner-up f-tu, while two dogs get $20
John Grace Jr. and Ed Cauavan will share
tbe judging, while J. Canavan will bandle tna
Death of Mrs. Crooks.
Tbe death is announced of Mrs. Susan
Crooks, widow of tbe late Iwell-knowu capital
ist, Matthew Crooks. Mrs. Crunks died In tbis
city yesterday. Tbe funeral will taKe ulace to
morrow morning from 912 Sielner street.
An Ex-Convict Slain by a
The Liquor-Seller Was Once a
Result of a Row in a Third-Street
Resort— The Bartender Acted
in Self- Defense.
Daniel Maboney, an ex-convict, was
shot and killed by ex-Policeman Frederick
Brandt at 4:30 o'clock yesterday morning.
Brant is proprietor of the Chicago saloon,
154 Third street, a resort that is open day
and night. The proprietor tended bar all
night, and was dealing out steam beer to
a group ot thirsty souls when Mnhoney,
his brother Francis and two or three of
their associates entered. They had been
drinking and were bent on continuing
their revel until daylight.
Mahoney called for beer for himself and
companions, boldly declaring that he and
they had no money to pay for it. Brandt
flatly refused to Rive the drinks and a row
{Special Officer Costello, who patrols
Third street, entered to quell the disturb
ance and was knocked down by Francis
Mahouey, who kneeled upon him and bit
off the upper part of his left ear. While
he was at work upon the special bis
brother Daniel was throwiug chairs at the
saloon-keeper. Brandt stood near a beer
cabinet, and when one of the cnairs struck
it within h few inches of bis head he took
a pistol from behind the bar and fired once
at his assailant. The ball struck Maboney
in tbe right thigh and passed through, sev
ering the femoral artery. Blood spurted
from tbe wound and Maboney fell groan
ing to the floor. A van was procured at
the Southern police) station and the dying
man was lifted into it and sent to the Re
ceiving Hospital, but the died on the way
from loss of blood.
Mahoney was a blacksmith. He was 30
years old and lived with his wife in a tene
ment on Clara street, near Fourth.
The row in the saloon ceased at the re
port of Brandt's pistol. Three patrolmen
entered and took Brandt and Francis Ma
honey to tb.H Southern station. The saloon
keeper was Dooked for muni ■ r and
Mahoney was charged with mayhem.
Fred Brandt, who fired the shot which
killed Mahoney, when seen at the now
City Hall station, expressed regret for
what he had dove. He is a widower with
four children, the eldest being 16 years of
age. These children are living with his
brother-in-law, Herman Blankm, at the
Three-Mile House, Bay View.
"1 am sorry that Mahoney ia dead,"
said he. "1 killed him in self-defense.
Mahoney came iuto my place with a party
and had a drink. Then he wanted a free
drink, but I refused. The party became
quarrelsome, and Mahoney applied some
very vile epithet and terms to me and tried
to pull my whiskers. I did not want to
light and ordered them out. Then
Mahoney began to throw chairs at me.
He threw four, but I dodged them. One
of them broke my icechest. Then I got
my pistol and tired. 1 only fired one shot
and he dropped.
"The only trouble 1 ever had before
with Mahohey was on New Year's eve,
when he became quarrelsome, and we had
a row. He afterward said he would dn
me up. I knew him to be a desperate
character and only acted in self-defense."
The officers who know Brandt say tbat
he is peaceably inclined man, but tbat he
bad a hard gang to deal with at his placu
of business.
Dan Maboney, the man wbo was killed,
bad a criminal record, and had tbe general
reputation of being an all-round totigh.
In IW3 he was arrested along with two
others of bis gang for a felonious assault
on au elderly woman in a quarry on Six
teenth street and Potrero avenue. His
two partners in crime was sent across the
bay and are there now, but he managed to
escape on account of his youth, being ac
quitted when tried. In November, 1885,
he was held to answer for breaking into
tbe stable of Clement Richardson, on Ber
nal Heights, and sentenced to one year's
imprisonment in tbe House of Correction.
He was discharged in October, 1386, and
tbe following month was again arrested
on the charge on burglary. In tbis case
be was sentenced to three years, the full
term allowed, at the House of Correction.
On July 13. ISB9, be was one of a party
of convicts wbo escaped. Mahoney was
subsequently recaptured and served out
his full term.
Dtulnp the last few years he has evinced
no disposition io mend his ways and bis
violent death was not unlocked (or.
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