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TOO MUCH SPEED. Why the Cincinnati Ran Aground. FINDINGS OF THE COURT. The Pilot Was the Most to Blame. BUT THE CAPTAIN IS CENSURED. He Did Not Leave the Vessel in Command of the Proper Officer. Washington, Dec. 30.— Secretary Her bert has made public tbe findings of the court of Inquiry in the case of the cruiser Cincinnati cff Execution Rock, Long Island Sound, and his own action in tbe mat;er. The court found that when the vessel neared the point where she struck, Cap tain Glass was obliged to leave the deck orders to tha navizator, Lieutenant S. C. Gillinfcliaru and pilot. B. F. Arcularist and ■he officer of the deck, Ensign Roger Wells Jr., governing them during his ab sence and leaving Dilllnehnn), assisted by the pilot in c'--i;.rg^ of the navigation of t lie vessel. The stiip was then headed on a safe course. Tie grounding is represented as due to an error in the judgment of the pilot, who is one of the oldest and most expreienced in New York, aud of the . navigator in estimating the distance of the ship from the* United States shoals, on which she struck. This pilot's error caused the grounding, and contributing in a less de gree to the results were the established farts: The speed of the ship was not reduced by the navigator on approaching the shoals, remaining too great for accurate soundings; that the officer of the deck ne glected to station a leadsman on the port sile and that the captain on leaving the deck did not place in charge the officer tifxttin linn of rank. The court was of the opinion that fur ther proceedings should be had in the case of Pilot Arcularist, Cat lain Glass, Lieuten ant Diliiugham and Ensign Wells, but as it aid not say when the proceedings should be held Judge Advocate Laroley in re viewing its report reported that the interests of tlie *ervic« do not require the trial of any of the officers. In indorsing the record Secretary Herbert emphasizes the fact that the presence of a pilot does not re lieve officers of responsibility, and say* it is cle.ir that the same degree of caution was not exercis-d by the officers in navi gating tde ship as if there had beeo no pilot mi board. He finds that the enptain was particularly censurable for continuing to run his ship at such high speed in confined waters. STAMP ALBUMS. No More of Them Will Be Allowed to Be Printed. Washington-. Dec. 30.— The opinion of tho Solicitor of the Treasury to the effect that it is unlawful to have in possession or 10 u-»e plates for the pointing of postage stamps in the similitude of those issued by foreign Govern will be acted upon at once. No more so-called stamp albums con taining stamps of these kinds will bs allowed to be printed, and the cuts from which these are printed will be se zed. It is an astonishing fact that the penalty im posed by law for the count?r/eitina ot for eign stannn is more severe than for count erfeiting United Stales stamp?. In tne case of foreign stamps the pen alty is not less than two or more than ten years' imprisonment, while for the counter feiting of United States starup* the pen alty is a fine of not more than $500 or not more than five years' imprisonment or both. The Uuited Sta:es courts mieht im pose a tine of §1 or one day's imprison meut for violations of our law and come within the law, while the minimum pen alty as to foreign stamps is two years' im prisonment. STRUCK A CARRIAGE. Serious Accident Caused by Switch ing: a Passenger Coach. •' Chicago, Dec. 30.— A Chicago, Rock Island aid Pacific uassenger coach, being switched into the Rock Island depot this evenine, crashed into a carriage at a cross in z. Five persons were badly injured, as follows : Mrs. C. Christina of Chicago, injured internally; left cheek badly cut; bruised about the body. Mrs. R Christina of Canada, injured in tprnally; seriously bruised and cut on right shoulder, both arms and cheek. Miss Bertha Christina, cut and bruised; prostrated by the shock. Miss Jennie Christina, injured inter- Dally; left shoulder bruised and cut on the tiands, neck and bead; suffered greatly from the shock. Dennis O'Connor, driver, severely in jured internally and badly cut and bruised. The accident was caused by the gate mau'a slowneas In putting down the gate. ATTACKED BY TOUGHS But He Made Quick Use of His Re volver. St. Louis, Dec. 30.— As the result of an attack on a "red-hot" man this eveningone tough was shot and killed and another fa tally wounded. Edward bteinbank, a wlrnerwurst ped dler, was attacked by Frank McDonald and Patrick Sullivan and knocked down. The prostrate man pulled out a revolver and shot both men several times. McDon ald Is dead and Sullivan's life is despaired of. Steiobaok wan placed under arrest. MONEY WAS STOLEN. One Reason Why Kentucky Is Short of Funds. Louisville. Ky., Dec. 30.— Expert ac countants nave discovered a shortage of $14,000 in the City Collector's office during tne term of J. Hall Davidson of this city as collector. It is said tbat the work is in the handwritine of Deputy William W. Walsh, who last summer was drowned in the city reservoir. The method was to record only a portion of the money received, and the belief is general tbat Walsh committed suicide. He carried about $40,000 insurance in ac cident and life-insurance. Toe account. ants are to report to-morrow. Davidson is now with the American Horse Exchange. TRIED TO SAVE HIS CHILD. But He Perished in the Noble At- tempt. Newayuga, Mich.. Dec. 30.— Charles White and bis lix-year-old sod were cre mated by the burning of their dwelling this morning. His wife and children had escaped and and White could have done so, but persisted in trying to save tbe other child, who was on an upper floor. KILLED FOR REVENGE. Frank Dobs Slain by Some of His Indians. Tucson. Ariz,, Dec. 30.— Frank Dobs, formerly a resident of Tucson, was mur dered by Yaqui Indians in the State of Sonora, Mexico, Friday night last. Dobs established an Indian village at ibe San Francisco Midwinter Fair last summer. He left San Francisco before the Midwinter Fair closed, failing to pay tbe Indians tie had brought from Arizona and Mexico and leaving them to return as bast they might. Two of the Indians were with Dobs at tbe time be was killed, and the opinion prevails that they killed him out of spite for bis having failed to pay them what was due. FAMOUS POETESS DEAD. She Was the Daughter of the Patriot Gabriel Rossetti. London. Dec. 30.— The Chronicle an nounces the death of Christiana Georgina Rossetti, the poetess. Miss Rosspttl was born In London, De cember 1, 1859, being the daughter of Ga briel Rossetti, an Italian patriot who took refuge In England from tbe troubles in his native land, and who was the well-known commentator on Dante. She was the author of many poems, among them being "The Goblin Market," "The Princes of Progress," "Seek and Find," etc. SIX PEOPLE INJURED. Building Demolished by a Natural Gas Explosion. Elwood. Ind.. Dec. 30.— The building in which Milo Zeis' barber-shop and lodg ings are located was wrecked to-day by a natural gas explosion Six persons were badly injured. Milo Z*is, head and face badly cut; Fred Belzner, head, face and hands cut; Harry Goatee, badly bruised, gash in head; Alf Anderson, badly bruised, internal injuries; Jerry Claxton, leg broken; Charles Hand, leg broken. AN IMPOSING SERVICE At the Dedication of a New- Catholic Church. That Represents the Life Work of Its Worthy Pastor, Father Mackin. Washington, Dec. 30. — Archbishop Sstoili and Cardinal GiDbons took part to-day in the Imposing ceremony attending the dedication of St. Paul's Catholic Church. Besides the Cardinal and Papal Delegate there were present Bishop Keane of the Catholic Uutversity, Bishop Curtis of Delaware, Father Rchards (priest of the Georgetown College), Father Sharretti (secretary to the Papal delegate) and aoout tnirty other ecclesiastics of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and elsewhere. Letters had been received from Arch bishops Corrigan, Ireland and Kyan and from many Bishops. The new church is one of the handsomest in Washington, and this, together wi;b the fact that it repre sent!) tbe life work of its pastor, Father M«ckin, brought about the unusual gather ing of chur«-h iiißuitarips. At 10 o'clock Cardinal G\ bbons performed the aed cation services, concluding with a brief address congratulating the c ntiro gation on having such a structure. Pon tifical high mass was t;eu celebrated, with Archbishop Satolll as the celebrant. A throne of rich scarlet <i rauery was at the right of the sauc vary, while to the op posite of it was the heavily draped scarlet throne ot the Cardinal. These, with the two richly robed heads of the church, and back of them the several Bishops in their purple gowns and the priests and deacons and servers, formed a most impressive scene. Archbishop .Sitolli was assisted in saying mass by Father Gillespi. with Father Schmidt as deacon and Father Dyer of Baltimore as subdeaenn. Besides these assistants the Papal Dele gate was attended by two deacons of honor, Key. Father Richards and Rev. Father Stephan. The sermon was preached by Bishop Curtis. VERY SMALL BUSINESS. Not a Big Demand for Money in London. Loxdcx, Dec. 30.— The customary press ure for money at the end of the year baa been less than usual, and last week the de mand gave the marset only a temporary impulse. At the Stock Exchange the busi ness was small on the three days the ex change was open, being occupied with tne settlement of an easy account. The markets, with the exception of that for American securities, were generally firm. Home railway securities were active. In foreign securities the only feature web a sharp advance in Brazilians. There has been no abatement of the ex citement in the mining-share market and prices are still rushing upward. The mar ket for American railroad securities has appeared as gloomy a? ever. JUST LIKE TEXAS. Local Politics Causes One Man to Kill Another. Fort Worth, Tex.. Dec. 30. — Jim Rushine, a brother of Constable Rushing of this city, was shot and killed at 8 o'clock to-night by Martin McGrath, an Alderman from the Third Ward and a former member of the police force here. The shooting was done in a difficulty in which John McGrath, a brother of Martin, had become involved with Rushing, in which they were apparently struggling tor the possession of a revolver. When Martin McGrath was arrested he said: "I killed a man; I had to do It." ' This was all he would siy. ♦ After the Accident. Los Angeles, Dec 30.— The Southern Pacific Company's train known as the Sunset Limited, which met with an acci dent on a burning bridge in southeastern Arizona, arrived here this morning at 10 o'clock. All (be passengers appeared to have fully recovered from their scare and were none the worse for their untoward accident. Old Contractor Dead. Lincoln, Nebr., Dec. 30.— Hon. John Fitzgerald, : ex-presldent ■-;' of the Irish National League and one of the most ex tensive railroad contractors in the coun try, died here : to-day. He had|been in poor i health for a couple of years and had practically retired from business. He was a native of Limerick, Ireland. ■ ■ ' - . -• ' •» , : ■ '■ ■ Father Moenning Dead. Memphis, Term., Dec. 30.— Rev. Father Moenning died at 7 o'clock this mornine. He was born at Quincy, 111. THE MORNING CALL, SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY, DECEMBER 33, 1894. DEED OF FIENDS. Brutal Murder of a Man and Wife. ROBBERY WAS THE MOTIVE. Sacramento Horror-stricken by the Crime. MURDERERS HAVE ESCAPED. The Victims Were Known to Have Mad a Large bum of Money in the Mouse at the Time. Sacramento, Dec. 30.— This commu nity was last night the scene of one of the most fiendish crimes ever committed here. An old nnd esteemed grocery merchant, F. D. L. Webber, and his elderly wife were brutally butchered in their comfortable home, which was plundered by the mur derer or murderers. As thers is no clew to the perpetrators of the deed, and so many hours bad elapsed between tbe time of tbe commis sion of the deed and its discovery, the fiendß have had time enough to jump an outgoing train and be 200 miles away. That the motive was robbery there U no doubt. Webber did a large retail business at Thirteenth and L streets, opposite Cap itol Park, and was regarded as being xjiiite well off. Singular to say, however, he had no account at any of the banks, and is sup posed to have kept a considerable sum of money about his bouse. He and his wife lived alone in the second story of the building in which be conducted bis busi ness. Yesterday was railroad pay-day in this city, aud among Webber's customers were many railroad employes. Just bow much money he had secreted about his house is not known, but his store daybook shows that his receipts yesterday were $335. This is gone. In fact, not a cent was found to-day in the rooms occupied by the grocer and bis wife, although the aafe downstairs was not molested. Everything upstairs, however, was overhauled by the murderers. The first that was known about the crime was about ll o'clock to-day, when Webber's married son, Luther, went to the store. Seeing some blood ou the floor, and finding that it had leaked through the ceiling, he hastened upstairs to ask bis father what it meant. He was nearly paralyzed on entering the kitchen in the rear to find both bis parents lying dead on the floor, their clothing torn from their bodies in places and their beads gashed and crushed by blows from an ax. The kitchen and back porch looked like slaughter pens. As nearly as can be judged from the condition of things and the position of the bodies, Webber and his wife had been sitting up quite late. Web ber had evidently gone upon the back porch, where he was struck down with the ax and brutally murdered. His body was then, or later on, dragged into the Kitchen. Mrs. Webber had evideutly heard the noise and s arted through the hallway to ward the kitchen, when she encountered the murderer and turnea back, for the back of her head was split wide open by the blade of the ax. Again and again was the fiendish act repeated, and the heads and faces of the victims present a horrible appearance. The ax with which the deed was done was taken from a woodpile in the rear of the building, and was found to-day covered with the blood and brains of the murdered couDle. Tbelmurderer — if there was but one— must have been dripping with the blood of his victims, as blood-marks were found even on the front fence of the open lot adjoining the store, where lie or they cliniea over. This fact may probably lead to the detection of the fiends. It is apparent that whoever did the deed knew something about Webber's business and methods, but thus far suspicion does not rest on any particular person or per sons. SEVERAL VESSELS LOST. Details of the Storm Come in Slowly. London. Dec. 30.— The Norwegian ship Frpx, Captain Hansen, from Darien, while riding at anchor off Troon was dismasted. Her crew was taken off in a lifeboat. The boat capsized and one man was drowned. The British bark Bonita, Captain Thomas, from GalvestoD, was run into off Falmouth this morning by the schooner Carrie Harvey and was damaged. A dispatch from Londonderry says nothing has b«>en heard of the Mississippi and Dominion line steamer Sarnia, which lost her rudder at sea, aud which, after beinz taken in tow. was dropped about 130 miles west of Tory Island in heavy weather. Owing to the gale in the English Chan nel the Oatend mall steamer was unable to leave Dover to-day. A coasting schooner was dismasted off Cromer. Fonr lifeboats started out to rescue tier crew. It was extremely dan gerous tor the lifeboat! to approach her, mid twelve hours elapsed before Hie crew wag taken off and landed. The storm inland has done some dam age. Trains have been blocked by heavy snowdrifts, and in many places in Scot land the telegraph wires are down. GALES IN GERMANY. Parts of Cuxhaven and Hamburg Have Been Flooded. Berlin, Dec. 30.— G«les, accompanied by snow, prevail In Northern Germany. An unusually high tide in the river Elbe has flooded the low-lying parts of Cux haven and Hamburg. Two bodies have been washed ashore in the lower Elbe. Enormous damage has been done along the north seacoasts. Many vessels, badly damaged, have been towed into Bremar haven. Sunk in a Collision. Gibraltar, Dec. 30. — The British steamer Yoxford, from Palermo for New York, has arrived with some of her plates damaged. She reports having been in collision with the French bark Marie Louiee. The bark was so badly damaged that she sank. Five of her crew were drowned. Prisoners Escape. Raleigh, N. C. Dec. 30.— A1l the pris oners confined in the county jail of Person County, have made their escape. They were able to secure their liberty by cut ting through the iron floor of the cage and then tunneling through the brick wall. The Sheriff is in close pursuit. Newfoundiand Banknote Bill. St. Johns, Newfoundland, Dec. 30.— The Prt'sideui's casting vote only carried the Government's banknote bill through the Upper House. The debate continued until 2 o'clock this morning. Amend meats were adopted which will necessitate the bill being again sent to the Lower House. STORMS IN THE NORTH. A Heavy Snowslide Tears Away a Dwelling- House. Sisson, Cai., Dec. 30.— A heavy storm visited this section again on Saturday, and has continued throughout the whole of Sunday. Rain and blinding snow have alternated, and the eight feet of snow now on the ground is packed as hard as ice. The Southern Pacific Company's rotary plow has been repaired, and is kept mov ing np and down tbe line between Duns miiir nnd the summit, followed by tbe fianger, which cleans tbe ice out between tbe rails. Last night the snow from the Mount Sbasta pharmacy slid off t tie roof, crush- fug in a dwelling belonging to T. U. Hunter. The extent of the damage has not been ascertained. If the storm con tinues many private dwellings will suc cumb to the heavy snow and rain. YOUNG LADY DROWNED. Mother and Son Narrowly Escape a Watery Grave. Uriah, Dec. 30.— Miss Lou Shoemake, a young lady aeed about 18, was drowned this morning in Ruxsian River about three ruiles north of this city. Deceased was employed as governess in the family of Thomas Howard. In company with her mistress and a little child she was on the way to church in this city. Io crossing the river the horses got be yond their depth aud the wagon over turned. Miss Shoernake sank almost im mediately. In her frantic efforts to rescue her child, which bad slipped from her grasp and was floating down the stream, Mrs. Howard reached shallow water. The body of Miss Shoemake was found this aiternoon about half a mile from the scene of the accident. SHOT OVER A WOMAN. Sad Case of a Stockton Young Man. The Wife of Another Causes Him to Shoot and Seriously Wound the Husband. Stocktox, Dec. 30.— Charles A. El dridge, son of a San Jonquin capitalist, fired three pistol shots at George Bools, a harnessmaker, at 4 o'clock this afternoon in a room in the Alt;i lodging-house. Two of the shots took effect, one entered the breast and lodged below the heart, the other entered the right leg. The physician's who attended the wound ed man say the first shot will not neces sarily prore fatal, but Bools' chances of recovery are not considered very bright. The shooting was over a woman, Bunls' wife. The harnessmaker was married to the daughter of the proprietress o! the ioJg- Ing-house where the affray occurred. About a month ago he separated from her, claiming that she was Dot true to him, and accused Eldrldge of having alienated her affections. This afternoon B .ols cnme to the lodging-house and inquired for El dridge. He was shown to the latler's room. There be found Eldridge engaged in writing a letter, and sitting in the room with him was Mr.-. Bools. Approaching Ewlridge, Boots struck him in tbe face, calling him a vile name. Eldridge, who is an athlete, sprang to his feet and grappled with his assailant. The two struggled for some minutes, while the woman looked on with unconcern. Finally Elaridge got his opponent over a trunk, and drawing a pistol, shot him In the breast. He then fired a second and a third shot, with the result mentioned. After the shooting Eldridge made his way from the room and surrendered him self. He claims that he did not mean to shout B >ols in the breast, but aimed to bit him in the arm, so as to disable him. Mrs. Boola declares that her husband was at lault. RECORDS ALLOWED. Men Who Did Fast Bicycle-Riding During the Year. Chicago, Dec. 30. — The following road records have been allowed by ttie Century Road Club of America : C. G. Merrill, 100 miles. 7:20; 200 miles, 15:55; 2fi4 miles, twenty-four hour 9, Octo ber 8, 1893. K. I', bftarle, 1000 miles, six days and five minutes, October 12 to 18; American record. 500 miles 3:03:20. October 17 to 20; Chicago to Buffalo, 550 miles, 3:05:10, Oc tober 17 to 20. fl. \V. Upmeyer, St. Louis to Washing ton, Mo., and return, 120 «nlle«, 12:45. No vember 25, course record. H. Kennedy and J. A. McGuire, Denver and Brighton, 20 miles, 53 minutes ; Den ver to Platteville, 36 miles, 1:45, December 9, tandem course records. ROBBED A POSTOFFICE. Several Tramps Who Resisted Arrest Were Badly Used Up. Springfield, 111., Dec. 30.— The post office at (linen, Sanjjauion County, which is kept iv a general 9tore, was bur glarized at an early hour this morning and robbed of a quantity of stamps. The authorities In this city were notified, and knowing that an army of tramps were camped at the Wabash and Chicago and Alton jnuction, a force of policemen were sent out to investigate, on the idea| that the burglars might be among them. The tramps resisted and a battle ensued in wbich clubs and stones were freely used. Several of the tramps were badly beaten and eight were captured and brought to this city. The others, numbering about ten, escaped. Change of Bishop Marty. St. Paul, Dec. 30.— Arcboisncp Ire and tn-day received tbe formal announce ment from Rome of the removal of Bishop Marty from Sioux Falls, Dak., to the Bishopric of St. Cloud, Minn., succeeding Bishop Zanaraetti, who was made an Archbishop of Buahreat. Bishop Marty's successor at Sioux Falls has not yet been appointed. Killed by Natives. London, Dec. 30.— A dispatch to the Times from Cape Town says it is re ported from Delagoa Bay that the rebel llous natives attacked two Portuguese gun boats on the Incomati River, arrested their passage and killed tint officer In charge. Another Record Broken. Halifax, Dec. 30.— The steamer La brador, which arrived from Liverpool last evening, made the passage in six days and five hours, which la tbe fastest ever made to this port from Liverpool. Fire Caused by a Cigar. Biddeford, Me., Dec. 30.— The city building here was damaged to tbe extent of $50,000 by fire early this morning. A cigar stub carelessly used caused the fire. REAL PROPERTY. A Retrospect of Local Transactions. BUSINESS OF THIS YEAR. Summaries That Are Positively Exclusive Figures ON CITY REALTY AND FINANCES. The Result of Thomas Magee's Care ,ful Attention to the Market and Temporary Conditions. The following interesting summary of real-estate business of 1594 is taken from advance proof-sheets of Magee's Real Estate Circular: The number of real-estate sales made iv the year 1891. wnen real estate was lively as to sales and much Higher a* to price, was 6757. of the total value of $27,431,1.35. The number of sales made last year was 3404, of the total value of $14,227,050. Only two classes of property sola well last year. These were the very best inside retail property, aud very choice Paeitic Heights resi dence Dropeity, tlie latter being ou the north side ot the streets in all cases. Several sales were made on Jackson street and Broadway at higher prices than were ever before paid; yet evea there more sales iwere made of the very best property at old or declining prices than at advauced rates. Of the very bes inside re. all property we can remember but two or three sales at blotter prices than were r ver before paid. Of these tbe most notable was the sale of the southwest comer of Market and Sixth stivers, fifty feet on Market by el«nty-fl ve fees on Slxih, will extra lot iv rear'ou Sixth, 25x75, for $250,000; the Improvements being old frames, aud the rents about $1200 per mouth gross. No other property whatever advanced here last year, and the lartinr from the city center the greater was the fall. All property having future business prospects declined, uo matter how certaiu that fusure was. "Tuou hast no speculation Iv those eyes which tuou dost glare with," said Macbeth to the ghost oj Baoquo, and we may equally say thai there was not a tmc • of speculation iv the eyes or calculations of buyers of city real estate In lt>94. Nothing was allowed for future possibilities of an ad vance; Indeed, we may go farther aud say that, judged by tne pi ices paid, possible retrogres sion4ar more thau advance was provided for. In other words, buyers would not touch pros pective business property except at their own unces. Indeed, there were remarkably few sales of such propei ty in any district of the city even at low prices. Property, vacant or im proved, ou Valencia or Mission, between say Tenth aud Twenty-second, on Howard from Third to Ninth, all of l«ilth. Sixth below Fol somj Seventh. Eighth and Ninth, Fill more and Devisadero streets, as well as the Cliff House road aud Potrero ave nue, was all very dull as io sales and low as to prices in 1894. All of those streets have be come Incipient business thoroughfares or are destined to become business streets. The future of the two last named Is yet fifteen or lweuty years off, but it Is a certain one never iheless, we believe. We think present prices on a; 1 of these prospective business thoiounh lares are now very low, but so lone as buyers will not talk of tn • future and take notuing whatever on trust such property must continue to suffer. It Is especially characteristic of a boom market to send prospective business property up Id the air and of a dead rt-al-estato market to let it <<\ op as much too low as it was previously too high. All medium-priced dwelling property, mean- Ing by that lots previously worth $2000 to J4OUO, suffered in mic last year. Lots of that class, which sold for the figures named five years ago, are now dull of sale at $1500 to 83000. This fall is due to two causes: ciedit sales rheu boomed such lots luto the air, aud there was thus abou; iwice as many of them put upon tbe market in subdivisions as there was auy real need of: the market wan, in sborr, very greatly oversupplied. and It will take five or six years yet of pretty rapid city growth to build up these localities, which are yet largely vacant. Meantime th ■ sell*** at the ciedic sales got away with about ten years of the natural advance In price; the victims, there fore, will have to wait that length of time to get the sums they paid. Three to five years of the ten have already run. But for cable and electric roads, which bare given rapid com municatlou to these suburban lands, they would have fallen iv price much more than they Have done during the past four very dull years. The fifty-vara section of the city extends from the bay on the north to Market slree. on the smith, from say Sau*iome to Lasklu street on the east and west. That portion of the city contains the best retail OUtrict, which lies b— tween Montgomery stieei on the east, Stock tun street, Irregularly, ou the west, Bush ou the north, and Market street on the south. The sales in that section bad a total value of $2,597,351 in 1893, and of $3,619,880 Iv 1894. There was very little demand for property below Market street last year. Rents and value* in the eastern portion of iliac section fell off very much. There was v very good demand (or property In the produce district of t lie city In 1894, and puces held in lr own well. Tuat district lies between Davis, East, Market aud Washington streets, with say Sacramento aud Clay as a ceu* ter. Is'otliiug at all was done in the South Beach portion or the cily last year, nor will there be until the sewer aud mud flats there are filled !u and the streets are put in good order. The number of sales on me Fotrero in 1803 aud 1894 were practically the same. Last year's sales there amoumed to $263,783. Sales at the Mission fell he vlly in 1894. Tne number of sales there in 1893 was 1002, or the value of $2,528,064; last year the number of sales was 824. of the value of $1,836,025. Western Ad dition sales, wnicn always show an increase if there 19 any life at all in the market, fell off from 771 iv 1893. of the value of $4,876,566, to Gso, of the value of $3,882,553, In 1894. Outside lands were very dull of sale. The number of real-estate mortgages re coraert in 1894 was 4332, of the value of $17, --438,592; 2638 releases of city mortcages w<-re recorded, of the total value of ?.1J2.651 659 The Hlberula Bank leui 8(3.165,333 last y ai • i ho San Fraucisco Savings Uuion, $2,241"470 --the German Bonk. $2,406,226; the Savings and Loan Society, $336,545: tne Humboidt Bank, |430,980; the French Bank. $301 550 --the Mutual Saving* Bank. $348,935; Hie Secu rity Bank, $180,450, and the Coiumbus Sav lug* aud Loan Society. 8173,550. During all of 1894 the city savings banks had more money than they could lend out, chiefly because ail through the y ar they exacted 7 per cent Inter est. A few choice and very large loans were made at 6Va per ceni, but they were very tew. One or tne crying needs of tbe times Is cheaper money. This need the saving* banks b.ive not supplied. None of them, we believe, Increased their deposits last year. Times were so hard and work too scarce for those few persons in mercantile business or In any branch of agri culture to make any money In this city or Stale last yesr, but that, hide d, was true of nearly every city aud State of the civilized world. MILL EARNINGS. Large Falling Off in Dividends for the . Last Six Months. Fall Rivek, Due. 30.— The annual re port i.f the earnings of the mills of this city, issued by G. M. Lifford & Co., brok ers, was made public to-day, showing a de cided falling off in the dividends for the last six months. The total amount re ported in dividends was $1,114,650. This is on a total invested capital of $22,758,000. Nine corporations are reported to have passed dividends for the whole year. Children Burned to Death. Rome, Ga., Dec. 30.— Three children of Mrs. Viola Kept were burned to death last night. Their mother left them in charge of Dora Williams, a cousin, who built a big fire, locked the children up, ana came to town. When the mother came home she found only the ashes and the charred re mains of the children. The News Confirmed. Klamath Falls. Or.. Dec. 30.— The latest news of the disastrous fire which oc curred at Silver Lake on Christmas eve comes by the Lakeview stage-driver, who Bays that all reports concerning the hola caust are correct and that one more body was found in the ruins. Wazeirl Tribesmen Beaten. Bombay, Dec. 30.— Reports just received here indicate that the Wazeiri tribesmen who iatelj attacked the escort of the Brit ish commission engaged in delimiting the Punjab frontier have been coini letely beaten and no longer prove a menace to the BrUisb forces. TELLS A QUEER TALE. An Ex-Congressman Who Very Sud denly Loses His Mind. Indianapolis, Dec. 30.—Ex-Congress man Wale Butler of West Union. lowa, whoso wife had offered a reward for his body on the supposition that fie was dead, is here and very much alive. Butler accidentally noticed the reward in a Chicago newspaper ana immediately made himself known at a local newspaper office. In explanation of nis sudden dis- j appearance from home two months ago he j says that on the morning of November 22 ! he awoke, hearing a trainman call out j Indianapolis. He says that from the time he dismissed the school he was teaching in lowa on N vember 20 until be arrived nere his mina was a perfect blank. He says he at once wrote to his wife, but the letter miscarried. Butler has been working here at a book agent. lie seems to be perfectly 3ane. When it was suggested that friends here j might assist him he said lie would not consent to go home on borrowed money, and expressed the determination to stay umil he was able to pay his own fare. He referred frequently to his failure to recall any events connected with nis leaving i home and his trip to this city, but frankly admit ed that it was all blank. "There was no reason whatever," he i said, "why I should have left. I have a nice home at West Union, a kind, loving wife and one child, and no man's domes- | tic relations were ever happier than mine i have always been. The only way that 1 ! can account for the uneasiness was that my letters failed to reach my wife. I ; made no concealment of my name or place of residence. I called upon Mr. Matthews, Mr. Tnggart and Mr. Bynum, having served with the latter In Congress, and none of them mentioned the fact that my absence from home had caused any com ment in any of the papers.'. A FEMALE JUSTICE. But She Got the Office Through a Clerical Error. Fort Dodge, lowa, Dec. 30.— the re sult of a clerical error in an election bal lot, lowa will, for the first time in its his tory, have a female Justice of tbe Peace, Mrs. ;L. E. Castle, of Callender, being sworn in to-day. The intention was to nominate nor husband, but by a mistake his wife's initials were used and she was elected. As there was no legal obstacle to her tilling the place she was sworn in. — : — -♦- — — , " Prince Lobanoff Visits the Pope Rome, Dec. 30.— The Pope to-day gave an audience to Prince Lobanoff, who for mally announced the accession of Czar Nicholas to the throne of Russia. Subse quently Cardinal Rampolli, Pontifical Sec retary of State, returned the visit in behalf of the Pope and conferred on the prince the grand cross of the Order of Christ. Known in Los Angeles. Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 30— Davis Zilious, who was assaulted »dJ robbed in San Francisco this morning, was in the employ of Van Horn & Co., druggists, while in this city. He left this city for San Francisco, presumably on his way East to visit his two motherless children. When he started north he had a limited supply of money. Another Banker in Trouble. Seattle, Dec. 30.— Dr. W. P. Book, president of the suspended Aberdeen (Wash.) bank, was arrested here to-nleht on a charge of perjury. It is claimed that Book* personal property was listed to the County Assessor as the bank's property, and that the bank thus paid taxes on Book's property. Allegations Proved Groundless. Philadelphia. Dec. 30.— Investigation by a representative of the Associated Press of the reports of ill-treatment and poor food among the steerago passengers of the Soutfiwark at quarantine on account of smallpox, show the allegations to bo abso lutely groundless. General Booth's Prowess. Tacoma, Dec. 30. — All-day services were held by local and visiting Salvation ists at the Ninth-street Theater in honor of General Booth's visit. The general ad- | dressed three large audiences. This even ing ten new members joined the army and eight others joined this afternoon. .Socialist Elected. Brussels, Dec. 30.— M. Sineets. a So cialist, has been elected a member of the Chamber of Deputies, receiving a large majority over bis Catholic opponent THE FRENCH BRIDE Does Not Assume White Satin If. Her Family Is in Mourning. - When a French bride marries she does not assume the hymeneal white satin, as is our custom, if her family or her husband's are in mourning, but goes to the altar in in simple white muslin, as M. Ernest Car not's bride did a few weeks ago. .Though in view of the late President's death it seemed somewhat soon for the wedding. Mine. Oarnot herself wished that it should take place, as It accordingly did, but witu so much privacy that not even a single relative, ; except those immediately con nected with the young people, was in formed. • ' The bride's family wore costumes of pale gray . and violet, while the Carnot indies were, of course, in deepest mourn ing. Mile. Chiris was an especial favorite with the late M. Carnot and is extremely pretty. She had uo ornaments, except a bouquet of white roses, with some fas tened into her simple dress. The Lady Chapel of St. Pierre de Pas«r, in which the marriage took place, was adorned with similar flowers, but there were none in any part of the church.— Philadelphia Times. ..". .■■'... "1 « — — *~~~~7T~ r ~ : ' In Japan there is one way of saluting a superior, another way of saluting an equal, and still another of saluting an in ferior. .- ' ; .' ".-...-■; . ' -—— «— — Scrofulous Taints Lurk in the blood of almost every one. In many cases they are inherited. Scrof- ula appears In running sores, bunches, pimples and cancerous growths,, Scrofula can be cured by purifying the blood with ¥"" loocl's & arsa m. .!.<»%%%%<% parilla Hood's Sarsaparilla. £ \|•* f •/CKQ This great remedy IL-/ has had wonderful r%/%^/%^ success in curing this disease. 'Try it. Hood's Pills cure all liver Ills. 25c. "DON'T PUT OFF TILL (MORROW THE DUTIES OF TO-DAY." BUY A CAKE OF SAPOLIO MISCELL AN EG US. OP 1 BICYCLES — A.T RODS B S CONTEST. The measuring of the Ribbon took place in the presence of Mr. Dreypolcher of the Ex= aminerand Mr. Went- zel of The Call. ? The accurate measurement of the Ribbon was 896 yards 11 inches. The Two Men's Bicycles were won by: A. C. LAWRENCE, Of 562 E. 14th Street, Oakland, With 896 Yards, AND W. KAISER, Of 642 Market Street, S.F., With 89654 Yards. The Lady's Bicycle was won by Miss Annie M. Smullen, Of Sonora, with 899 Yards. One Boy's Bicycle was won by Charles C. Suttle, Of 314 Sanchez Street, S. F., With 897 Yards. There was a tie for the other Boy's Bicycle between Austin Shannon, Of 2310 Jackson Street, S. F., With 895 Yards, AND L. J. Schmidt Of 1609 Franklin Street, S. P., With 895 Yards. 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