TOO MUCH SPEED.
Why the Cincinnati Ran
FINDINGS OF THE COURT.
The Pilot Was the Most to
BUT THE CAPTAIN IS CENSURED.
He Did Not Leave the Vessel in
Command of the Proper
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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-
That Represents the Life Work of
Its Worthy Pastor, Father
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
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
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
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
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
ROBBERY WAS THE MOTIVE.
Sacramento Horror-stricken by
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
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
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
SEVERAL VESSELS LOST.
Details of the Storm Come in
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
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
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
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
STORMS IN THE NORTH.
A Heavy Snowslide Tears Away a
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
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
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
The Wife of Another Causes Him to
Shoot and Seriously Wound
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'
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
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
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
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.
A Retrospect of Local
BUSINESS OF THIS YEAR.
Summaries That Are Positively
ON CITY REALTY AND FINANCES.
The Result of Thomas Magee's Care
,ful Attention to the Market and
The following interesting summary of
real-estate business of 1594 is taken from
advance proof-sheets of Magee's Real
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
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
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*
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.
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
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
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.
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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
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
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.
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.
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In Japan there is one way of saluting
a superior, another way of saluting an
equal, and still another of saluting an in
ferior. .- ' ; .' ".-...-■; . ' -—— «— —
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
MISCELL AN EG US.
RODS B S
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
A. C. LAWRENCE,
Of 562 E. 14th Street, Oakland,
With 896 Yards,
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
Of 2310 Jackson Street, S. F.,
With 895 Yards,
L. J. Schmidt
Of 1609 Franklin Street, S. P.,
With 895 Yards.
The prices on all Patent
Medicines, Sanitary Sup-
plies, etc. For instance :
Williams' Pink Pills. 35c
Ayer's Sarsaparilla 65c
Syrup of Figs 85c
Warner's Safe Cure-. 85c
Carter's Little Liver Pills .-..^.15c
Beecham's Pills 15c
j Cuticura Soap ...15c
Pure Cod Liver Oil (per pint) 50a
Listerine, 85c; Rubifoain 200
Family Syringes — • 600
Chest and Lung Protectors _~.60c
Calder's Dentine 15c
' deß tf ThMo ■ -
rpHE MARKET-STREET RAILWAY COMPANY
-L offers (or sale a uuinber of comdemned
PRICE WITHOUT SEATS $10 EACH
OR WITH SEATS. ...:..•. $20 EACH
| Can be used for newsstands, fruitsUnds, lunch-
[ stands, oilices, suniiner-iiousrt. children's plar*
; house", poultry-houses, tool houses, coalsheds,
woodsheds, conservatories, polling booths, etc,
Apply to 11. O. ROGERS, Division Superintendent.
corner Fourth and Louisa IU. de3U Tt
/m m fIFFIfIF
c^-""~"'""..'"- ">-A ti» SB t\Jp IIb! Mzz. —-- "7?^
BUI desks. HOB
$24.00 —DROPPED $24.00
GEO. H. FULLER DESK CO.,
638 and 640 Mission Street.
I se9 KaMoWe 2p
! rTHE PALACE HOTEL OCCUPIES AN ENTIRE
, 1 block. In the center or San Francisco. It is toe
| model hotel of the world. Fire and earthquake:
| proof. Has nine elerators. Every room la large
light and airy. The ventilation Is perfect. A battt
and closet adjoin every room. All rooms are easy
of access from broad, light corr Idors. The central
court, illuminated by electric light. Its Immense
truss roof, broad balconies, carriage-way and trop-
ical plants are features hitherto unknown In Amer-
ican hotels. Guests entertained on either the Amer-
lean or Europeau plan. Th* restaurant Is the finest
in the city. Secure rooms la ndvance by tele,
»r«phlug. THE PALACE HOTEL.
giattf . San Francisco, Cal.
/*~\k. Dr. Gibbon's Dispensary,
: Mm*»&& 623 KKABSfT ST. Established
IS 1% ■■& in 1854 for the treatment of Private
lihJ^'MJ Diseases, Ix»t Manhood; Debility or
■QJTH SHI '"*" ' iis '' ringon body and mltnl and
HsaSS'Rfflp Slcin DiSfasex The doctor cures when
-i^yUgaflHl others fall. Try him. Charges low.
>^BnEMk <nrr>enaran(red. Call or write.
Dr. J. r- UIBBON, Box 1957, Baa Francisco.
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