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PROMINENT OAKLAND PHY
SICIAN WHO SUCCUMBED TO
ATTACK OF PNEUMONIA.
For the first time in twenty-flve years
cane sugar- is being exported from Cuba
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The total amount of nuts chipped from
the Amazon valley so far this(| season is
CS53 tons, and has been about equally di
vided between Euroye and the United
Russia's Gold Holdings.
Bank of Russia gold holdings at the
time of the last report, now on hand,
amounted to $37842X».uOO. a gain over the
previous report of $4,880,000. and over the
same date last year of $15,540,000.
OAKLAND, Sept. 12.— Mrs. Carrie John
son, wife of Thomas W. Johnson, a tile
setter living at 71 Pearl street, was taken
with a sudden attack of hoart disease this
afternoon s while downtown with ¦ her
young son and died on the way to the Re
Mother Dies Suddenly.'
OAKLAND. Sept. 12.— Judge E^iC. Hart
of Sacramento has continued tli(e matter
of the settlement of the bill of exceptions
on motion' for a new trial in tlj|e 6ult of
the Contra Costa Water Company against
the city of Oakland from September 15
to September 21. i
Continues Water Case.'
Ballet music from "William Tell".... Rossini
Descriptive. "A Musician Astray in the For
Grand Fantasia, "La Boheme" '..Puccini
Overtiire, "Miunon" i . .Thomas
(aj Mexican Intermezzo. "Orizaba" .\..Dewey
(b) Song, "Let Me Die en the Deep" (new)..
Words by Lowell Otus Reese.)
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"Star Spangled Banner."
March, "Koko Bolo" Stlckney
Overture, "Jessonda" Spohr
Waltz- '-'Morning Journal" Strauss
Solo for barytone (selected) W. H. Colverd
March. VLa Relne de Saba" .Gounod
The following programme will be ren
dered by the Golden Gate Park Band this
Music at the Park.
OAKLAND. Sept. 12.— Jack London will
lecture under the auspices of thif; Social-
Is; party, at 1000 Broadway, Sundiay even-
Ing, September 13, at 8 o'clock. ifHis sub
ject will be, "The Class StruggM." The
public Is invited.
Jack London to Lecture.
BERKELEY, Sept. , 12.— The second of the
series of lectures on "American Anthropologry"
to be delivered by Professor Frederick XV. Put
nam, professor of "anthropology, will be deliv
ered In room 22 of South Hall at 4 o'clock on
Monday. The title of the lecture is "The Ex
ploration of an Ancient Site in the Ohio Val
The following college, men have been Initi
ated as members of the Wlng-ed Helmet Soci
ety the junior class honor society: Leo E
Bishop, Pel Up^on fraternity; C. H. Cheney,
Phi SiKtna Delta; \V. C. Crittenden. Delta Up
sllon: W. H. Dehm, Abracadabra: R. C. Hack
ley. Phi SlRma Delta; W. T. Hale. Phi Delta
Theta; E. R. Hallett. Delta Upsllon; H Helt
muller. •W. M. Howard, Kappa Slgrma; R. XV
Klttrelle. Phi Sl&ma Kappa; F. H. McConnell,
Kappa Alpha; T. E. Rlsley, Theta Delta Chi-
J. G. White. Abracadabra.
OAKLAND, Sept. 12.— The fdllowlng
marriage licenses were issued py the
Clerk to-day: Charles "*?. Reed.
3. and Mary Knudson, 22. both ht Oak
land; Cornelius B. Sweeney, over, 21. and
Frances C. Otis, 17. both of San Francis
co; Lawrence Cohen, 21, and Birdie Cohen,
IS, both of Berkeley: Manuel Souza, 23,
unit Acid* Silva. 20. both of San I^eandro.
Late Shipping Intelligence.
Saturday, September 12.
Stmr O C Llndauer, Allen, Grays Harbor.
OUTSIDE, BOUND IN, 12 MIDNIGHT.
Schr Viking, j
PORT TOWNSEND— Sailed Sept 12— Br ship
King David, from Port Blakeley, for Valpa
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! Cousin of William McKinley Sen
; tenced to Jail for Defraud
ing an Innkeeper.
KALAMAZOO. Mich.. Sept. 12.— Captain
: Harry S. McKinley, a cousin of the late
| President William McKinley, was to-day
i sentenced to thirty days in County
i Jail for "jumping" a board bill at a ho
j icl in this city two months ago. The
trial was a hotly contested one. The de
fendant's attorney attempted to prove
that McKinley Intended to return and pay
i the bill. The prosecuting attorney, how
1 ever, furnished abundant proof -that such
! was not his intentions,
i The jury was out three hours and ten
J minutes, and brought In a verdict of
guilty. The Judge imposed a straight jail
j sentence, refusing to allow the alternative
of a fine, which McKinley's attorney
pleaded for. \ When leaving the prlson
j ers* dock for the jail McKinley broke
j down and said: "My God, why did I do
] It? I have shamed the name of the dead
SHAMES THE NAME OF
Senators Proctor and Dillinghzan. being
both ex-Governors, Vermont has a unique
distinction in her Senatorial representa
tion at Washington.
In cutting a canal at Bordeaux, a bur
ied statue has been discovered of Anne
of Austria, queen of Louis XIII, wEo
died at Paris in' 1666.
In England the annual consumption of
Southern fruit amounts to fifteen pounds
a head. In Germany It averages not
quite three pounds a head.
Dr. Ekenberg. a Swedish scientist, has
invented a machine for converting sklia
milk Into a powder. which when dissolved
in water gives the properties of ordinary
Steps were taken recently toward form-
Ing in Paris a Canadian chamber of com
merce to extend commercial relations be
tween France and Canada.
In' recommendation of the thirty years*
war, the battlefield of Lutzen, where King
Gustav Adolf of Sweden met his death.
13 to be turned Into a public park.
Emperor William has determined to
have a grouse moor of his own In the
royal domain about Koenlgsberg. The
grouse is an important bird in Great
Britain, but so far as known it does
not exist in a wild state elsewhere.
Mr. Haysede— I see .by your advertise
ments that you're going to issu« some
more stock. What's that for? Oil Presi
dent—What for? Why, my good fellow,
we've earned so much money In tie past
six months that we're obliged to have
more stock to pay dividends on la ordei
to set rid of it— Puds.
The old world custom of leaving lega
cies to servants is beginning to develop in
this country. Recently quite a number of
wills set apart funds for this purpose.
Mrs. Emma Matthiesson, widow of the
wealthy sugar refiner, whose will was
probated in New York recently, leaves
$1000 to each servant who had been in her
employ for over a year and not exceeding
two years. To every servant having been
in her employ for more than two years
Legacies to Servants.
Until about fifteen years ago life insur
ance companies uniformly refused to in
sure the lives of women , on any terms.
Until five years v ago such companies as
did write policies on female lives dis
criminated against them to the. extent of
$3 in the thousand; Only, a very few com
panies, even now, and these quite recent
ly, Insure ;women on the same terms as
men. And [yet the life tables of seventy
five years -show the average death rates
of all males , to : be 21.8 per ; thousand, and
of all females 19.7 per thonusand. Female
lives are. therefore, 10.6 per cent better
risks than male lives.— Exchange.
Insurance on Women's Lives.
"The Brown cotton corner," says a New
Orleans man, "is taking a great deal of
queer cotton to New Orleans. The staple
has become so valuable that the owners
of cotton gins are scraping the floors,
and have made up several bales of waste
cotton. Perhaps the most extraordinary
bale however, is one that arrived there
from Georgia. It was of the crop of 1872.
and is consequently 31 years old. Its
owner held out for 16 cents that year,
but when the market broke and cotton
went down he swore he would never sell
it for less than 16 cents.
"When cotton went up to 14 cents in
New Orleans he shipped it there, to be
ready for the 16 cents he pledged himself
to, with orders to his agent to sell when
ever that figure was reached. ,The cotton
has been stored in one room for thirty
one years, and is thoroughly dried out. It
lost fifty pounds In. the process. Experts
declare the staple to be as good a3 ever."
—New York Commercial.
Cotton Bale of 1872.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Ehakcs Salvation Army Man.
BERKELEY. Sept. 12.— N. E. Sr^Ith, a
member of the Salvation Army. ra(n Into
Miss Ethel Spauldingr, 4 12-year-olii girl,
on Center street this afternoon TCfth his
bicycle and injured her right leg. jjW. R.
Wright, a tobacconist, saw the accident
and remonstrated -with the Salvation
Army man and when the latter answered
back Wright shook him severely.! Smith
went oft threatening to have Writht ar
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The summer "cottage" on the seashore
is the selected place of all others for,
those who have nothing to do. who have
no desire to do it, and an abundance of
time in which to do it. There arc tens
ol thousands of them in a circle - of a
score fir two of miles about New York.
Many of them are occupied year after
>ear by their owners and many others
are built for lease, and see a new tenant
each season.— New York letter.
The Summer Cottage.
Ceylon and India, It Is claimed, are pro
ducing by far the largest part of the tea
grown in the world. China having ceased
to be the factor In the tea market she
once was. The teas from Ceylon and In
dia are not only regarded as more deli
cious, but they are said to be more health
ful than the Chinese teas, and there 13
an utter absence of artificial coloring
matter and other adulterations. The trade
carried on by the Salada Ceylon and In
dia Tea Company In the "United States.
In their sealed lead packets. Is Increasing
wonderfully. The tea Is put up in such
convenient shape that it can now be pur
chased in 10-cent and half-pound sealed
lead packets.— Washington Star.
Cey" z~. and India Teas.
OAKLAND, Sept. 12.— A second trial
with the marriage license clerk to-day
and Cornelius Sweeney of San Francisco
was given a permit to marry Miss Fran
ces Otis of the same place. Several days
ago the father of the girl appeared at
the clerk's offlce, and warned him not to
issue a license to Sweeney as the girl
was not of ace. The father had hardly
left the building when Sweeney came in
and asked for a license, but his request
was refused. He said that he could get
the consent of the girl's mother and de
parted with the expressed intention of
To-day they returned. They were ac
companied by some friends. Sweeney at
first was not recognized and had secured
his license, stating that the «irl was 18
years of age, when his Identity was dis
covered. He then produced the written
consent of the mother of the girl and
another license was issued to him. They
were married shortly afterward by Jus
tice of the Peace Geary. Just how
mother and father arranged the matter
between them the young people refused
Parents Disagree as to Marriage of
Daughter and Love Finds
OAKLAND, Sept. 12.— Preliminary ex
amination of Esmond Smllh, a telephone
company employe, who shot Joseph jjFrel
tas in the arm, thinking Freitas and his
brother Frank were attacking him out
of sympathy for the striking linemen, was
commenced to-day !n the Police ! Court
before Judge Mortimer Smith. The Frei
tas brothers told their stories arid de
nied having assaulted Smith. The hear
ir.g was continued until next Thursday
Ssiith-Freitas Case Begins.!
YOTJNG COUPLE FINALLY
' LAND COVETED PARCHMENT
Because of the frequent assaults made
upon working linemen in Oakland, a po
lice guard is detailed wherever the com
pany's employes are compelled to go out
alone on work.
The continued cutting of telephone wires
and the blocking of the service has stirred
the town officials of Berkeley to action
and steps designed to put a stop to the
vandalism are to be taken Monday night
by the Town Trustees. The Trustees have
been asked to adopt a resolution empow
ering the. linemen employed by the tele
phone company to carry firearms and to
make them deputy marshals.
The suggestion to make the linemen of
ficers comes, from Louis Jacobi, general
superintendent of the telephone company.
Thomas Rickard, president of the Board
of Trustees,, called upon Jacobi yesterday
with" an offer, by the city, to aid in the sup
pression of midnight vandalism and from
Jacobi obtained a statement as to the de
3lres of the company touching conditions
"I explained to Mr. Jacobi." said Pres
ident Rickard to-day, "that the town has
but three or four peace officers, so that it
would be impossible for us to patrol the
streets and stop the cutting of wires. The
telephone * company and the people have
been annoyed long enough. I said, and It
is time we act together. Mr. Jacobi then
suggested that we make all the linemen
deputies, and that. I think, will be done
when we meet again."
When the Trustees meet Monday night
they will be addressed by E. J. Ellis. Ala
meda County superintendent of the com
pany, who will explain the difficulty of
keeping lines open in Berkeley.
Berkeley Offlce San Francisco Call,
214S Center Street. Sept. 12.
Trustee Rickard Confers
With a Telephone
OAKLAND, Sept 12.— Manuel Krialjand
Manuel Sousa, neighbors at 28 Water
ftreet, engaged in a vigorous religious
controversy to-day, the argument, I ac
cording to Krial, causing Sousa to BTab
a hatchet and attempt to end the disjpute
and K rial's existence at the same time.
But Krial dodged the weapon and planted
such a Etout blow on Sousa' s jaw !| that
the disputant In theology went to thej mat
and stayed there a while. Krial appeared
this morning !n the Police Court to an
swer to a charge of battery.
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Religious I>ebate Leads to Blows.
An amusing story is told of Commodore
John S. Chauncey, one of the "old sea
dogs" of the navy, while In command of
the New York navy yard. One Sunday.
at the usual religious service of the men
on the training ship, the chaplain on duty
at the station read a notice before the
bluejacket congregation, closing with "by
order of the Bishop." The commodora
chanced to be passing within hearing as
the last words were uttered, and he
quickly turned about and addressed
the chaplain thus: "By whose or
der did you say?" The chaplain polite
ly replied, "By order of the Bishop of this
diocese." Without stopping to Inquire as
to the nature of the notice Commodore
Chauncey, appreciating that It emanated
from some other source than his offlce,
which was enough for him to know. In a
serious and commanding tone said: "Well,
the notice will not be obeyed. I'll give
you* to understand that I am the only
Bishop of this diocese."— New York Trib
No Other Bishop In His Diocese.
Berkeley Office San Francisco Call,
214S Center Street, Sept. 12.
As a result of accidentally sticking a
hatpin into her right eye Mrs. Jacob
Scheuern . of 2438 Fifth street is tem
porarily blind and tho chances are that
she will never regain the sight of the in
The accident happened in San Francisco
yesterday while Mrs. Scheuern was try
ing on a hat In a millinery store. She
was taking off the hat when her hand,'
in which she held a hatpin, slipped and
dabbed the sharp point into the retina of
nhe eye. She withdrew the pin imme
diately and a great quantity of vitreous
humor spurted through the hole In the
Mre. Scheuern was Immediately taken
to an oculist, who treated the wound.
Te oculist was unable to say that his
patient would recover her sight and until
the bandages . are removed the result of
the Injury will not be known.
OAKLAND. Sept. 12.— <reorge Collins
and Lee Roberts, expert bunko men from
Ean Francisco, were arrested vrhile try-
Ing to work the ".change" swindle on Mc-
Millan & Cox. gTocers at Seventh and
Market Etreets. The men were under^the
Influence of liquor when they were 'ar
rested, but gave names other than those
tinder which they are so well known to
the police. Collins, es Elmo Barnett was
held to answer last November before] the
Superior Court In San Francisco on a
charge of bunko work that gained him
Bunko Hen. Arrested.
The Statist is a well Informed journal
on British investments abroad and surely
it would know if American investments
here were, but another name for large
placements of British capital. To Mexico
it matters little whence comes the money
required for the development of her Im
mense resources, although It Is to be said
that the active participation of Ameri
cans In business undertakings here tends
to keep the two countries in close and
Within the past fortnight lieavy invest
ments of American capital have been
made in Mexican mines, investments of
really great sums of money, and though
in one deal London is supposed to have
an interest the greater part of the funds
employed have been raised In New York
and other American cities.— Mexican
When United States Consul General
Barlow reported to the Washington Gov
ernment that J300.000.000 of American
money was invested here, local critics
raised .the objection ttiat In reality this
was in great part British capital, and
that the "Americans were only figure
heads in ' enterprises really owned across
If this were bo, why do we find the Lon
don Statist, in Its last issue to hand, say
ing: that the measures for stabilizing the
peso here "do not much concern us?"
And the London paper continues:. "Our
Government naturally will co-operate with
the United States Government as far as
it possibly can do this as in other mat
ters; but Its interest in the Question, ex
cepting so far as we all desire to aid the
United States where we can, Is but small.
The proposed change in China is different.
That is a matter in which British inter
ests are largely concerned— quite as much
concerned, evidently, as American inter
terested as Generally
Not So Much European Capital In-
IN MEXICO VEBY LARGE
Mrs. George Doubleday has returned to Xew
Mrs. Henry Butters will take her two
youngest daughters. Misses Marguerite and
Marie, to Xew York early next month, where
she will place them in a finishing school.
The F. M. Smiths are expected home the
latter part of this month. Miss May Burdge
and Miss Nightingale, who have been abroad
for the past year or two, will return with
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Miss Cornelia Stratton entertained pome of
the girls of the younger set at luncheon this
week, her cruests lelnis Miss Clarlsse Lohse,
Miss Ethel Kent. Miss Ann McEIrath, Miss
Jessie Craig. Miss Arlinc Johnson, Miss
Marion Walsh. Miss Noell ie Golia. Miss LI!
lie Rued. Miss Letty Barry anj Miss Ruth
Dr. Frederick Peabody will deliver a lec
ture on "American Archaeology-" before the
Starr-King Fraternity on Thursday, evening,
September 17. Dr. Peabody Is oroiessor of
archaeology and ethnology at Harvard Uni
versity and a member of the advisory com
mittee for the department of anthropology of
the University of California.
The lecture. -will be illustrated. It Is free
to members of the Starr-King, but a. small
admission fee will be charged to the general
Miss Annie Fitzgerald and Peter Gllardln
•were united in marriage last Thursday even
ing at the Church of the Immaculate Concep
tion, Rev. Father F. X. Morrison officiating.
The bride and croom were attended by Miss
Annie Gllardln and Daniel Hurley. The
church ceremony was followed by a small re
ception to a few intimate friends at the resi
dence of the bride's cousin, Mrs. T. A. Deasy,
In East Oakland.
Mr. and Mr».,J. \V. Tierney celebrated their
tin wedding last Monday evening at the resi
dence of Mrs. Tierney's parents. Mr. and Mrs.
T. A. Deaay. on Athol avenue. Vhe decora
tions were unique aj»d artistic, a profusion of
pink blossoms and huckleberry foliage being
Interlaced with strings of tin hearts. Forty
or fifty rueste were present and enjoyed sev
eral games of whist, the prizes awarded ' being
won by Mrs. Mortimer Smiti:. Mrs. J. R. t Case
and Mrs. McGinn of Stent, Joseph Murphy
and J. M. ColKttt.
An orchestra played during the evenlnj?. An
elaborate supper was served, the souvenirs be
ing quaint little bonbon dishes of tin.
Mr. and Mrs. Tierney were assisted In re
ceiving by Mrs. J. R. Case, Mrs. Joseph Mur
phy and Mrs. J. W. Coltett.
OAKLAND. Sept. 12. — The new home on
Merrtmac «tr«et of the. David Gases was the
scene of a pleasant, informal affair yester
day, when Mrs. Gage entertained a dozen
friends at luncheon In honor of Mrs/ Glk-s H.
Gray. Mr. and Mrs. Gray leave next Monday
for an extended visit East and the luncheon
•was In the nature of a farewell.
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Mrs. Jacob Scheuern
May Lose Sight, of
OAKLAND. Sept. 12.— The Associated
Charities of Oakland will hold Its annual
meeting Monday evening at the Board
of Trade rooms, £22 Twelfth street- Tihe
business will be dispatched rapldily thfit
ample time shall be given for an address
by the Rev. J. K. McLean on "The "Work
of the State Board of Charities and "Cor
rections." Dr. McLean is a member I of
this board, which was created by an act
cl the last Legislature. The meeting •vim
Will Talk on Charities.
On the last trip of the ferryboat Oakland
last. night, a splash was heard and the
alarm was given that someone had
jumped overboard. Boats were lowered
and a search was made but no trace of
a body or any particle of clothing could
be found. It is supposed that the splash
was made by the paddle wheel or that
something fell overheard.
Search for Man Overboard.
JABS A HATPIN
INTO HER EYE
A considerable portion of the tunnel Is
already In use, and many business houses
have shafts opening into it. equipped with
elevators. Although an underground
freight railway of this kind seems an ex
pensive substitute for trucks and horses,
it. is quite possible that it may promote
economy, as well as convenience, in hand
ling and transferring merchandise. Every
one must see that the maintenance of a
stable full of horses and wagons and of a
multitude of grooms and drivers is an im
portant Item In the cost of carrying on
business, especially when, as is often the
case, the wagons are driven half the time
empty, or with only, one small package In
them, and a system by which goods ar
riving by rail could be at once delivered
at their destination, with the minimum of
handling, while those shipped could be
billed through from the shipping clerk's
desk, would be of Immense advantage to
merchants, as. well as to the public-
It appears that an Interesting work has
been going on In Chicago for several years
without the knowledge of the public, in
the excavation of a tunnel fourteen miles
long under the business district of the
city. This tunnel, is a business undertak
ing simply, and , is to contain a railway
for the transportation of freight among
the great mercantile houses and between
them and the freight stations of the for
ty-two railways which enter Chicago, be
sides furnishing accommodation for tele
phone wires and possibly wires of other
kinds. It is almost incredible that a tun
nel of this length, varying in width from
6 to 13 feet and In height from 8 to 14
feet, could have been constructed under
the most crowded part of a great city
without the knowledge even of the news
paper reporters, but the tunnel Is far be
low the surface, the depth varying from
27 to C5 feet, so that it was unnecessary
to make temporary roadways over It, and
the excavated material has been • taken
out at night through "shafts opening in
private .ground and taken away to the
lake front. The ground under Chicago is
a soft clay, which was easily excavated,
but it has been necessary to line it every
where with concrete.
Nobody in Chicago Knew Anything
About It Until It "Was
TUNNEL QUIETLY DTJG
OAKLAND GIRL WHOSE EN
GAGEMENT IS ANNOUNCED
AND A RECENT BRIDE.
OAKLAND, Sept. 12. — Former Police
man Percy Jacobus was arrested to-day
en complaint of William Ward, a striking
lineman, en a charge of using vulgar
lar.gu&g-e. Jacobus, since his resignation
from the police force, has been a guard
In the employ of the telephone com
pany. A crowd of strikers eurroundeded
a construction wagon on which Jacobus
was riding, and 'Ward, according to the
former policeman, insulted him. With
that Jacobus, who bag a record for never
taking water when trouble Is brewing,
jumped from th© wagon and offered to
hreak Ward's head If the striker repeated
the remark. It was not repeated, bet
AVard retaliated by causing Jacobus' ar
Former Policeman Arrested.
PLAN TO CHECK
Dr. Blood was a member of Alcatraz
Lodge No. 2U. F. and A. M,, In whose
charge the funeral services will be con
ducted Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
at Alcatrnz Hall, Peralta street^ near
his residence, 1466 Eighth street,
of pneumonia.' His last illness was man
ifested In lung trouble that developed two
months ago. Thinking that relief would
come from a trip to the seashore, Dr.
Blood went to Capltola, but ten days ago
his condition became so serious that he
returned home. For several days the
patient had been slowly sinking. He
had been under the care of Dr. Frank L.
Dr. Blood was a born physician. At the
age of IS years he entered the University
of California and three years later had
graduated from Cooper Medical College
in San Francisco, barely reaching hl3
majority. He came to Oakland at once
and commenced the practice of his pro
fession, attaining a high place among the
medical fraternity. In politics Dr. Blood
was active during the days of the old
regime in the Republican party organiza
tion of the county.
The deceased physician was a big
hearted, genial companion and had scores
of friends . in this city, who will mourn
his untimely death. Dr. Blood was 39
years of age. a native of Plumas County.
He leaves a wife, Mrs. Charlotte L.
Blood, and two daughters. 4 and 9 years
of age respectively. In Chlco reside his
mother and married sister, airs. H.
OAKLAND. Sept. 12.— Dr. Warren
H. Blood, formerly prominent In
Republican politics of Alameda
County, died to-day at noon at
"Have you ever realized, Harry, dear,
the amount we pay during the year for
paper bags and wooden platcsT*
"Paper bags and wooden plates! Why,
Mollie, what do you mean? Why should
you buy them? Of what use are they?"-
"That Is just what I want to know.
When I was a little girl. If my mother
sent me to the grocery to buy sugar, tea.
coffee or any dry article, it was scooped
up from the barrel or box and weighed In
the scales, which were kept immaculately
bright for the purpose, then carefully
wrapped in suitable paper. Now, for all
of ti-ese, pager bags are used, placed In
the scales and weighed and sold at the
rate of from 5 cents, to $1 a pound, and
often more. If we bought butter In thoso
days, a delicate piece of white paper was
laid on the scales and the butter laid on
It. Now, the wooden plates or boxes are
used in addition, weighed android at tho
rate of from 30 to 40 cents a pound. One
unexasperating paper bag or wooden but
ter plate Is as nothing, even when the
latter Is bound with tin, but when we are
forced to buy them by the dozens all the
year round and consider the infinitesimal
cost to the grocer and his yearly profit
from them, then it becomes exasperating
and makes one's mathematical nerves
quiver at the consumption. And- the fun
ny side is that we cannot rail against any
'trust* for this. It Is Just a plain, every
day steal on the part of the grocer.
"Why should not the dry goods mer
chant measure his wrapping paper with
his silks, his muslins, flannels, ginghams,
all textures? The necessary quantity of
wrapping T>aper, If measured with each
of those and sold at a like price, would
give him a nice increase In profits. What
Is fair and just In one line of business
should be equally so In another."
"Mollie, are you insane?"
"No, Harry dear; but when we have
paid the Iceman dally for the weight of
his tongs and the grocer for his paper
bags and wooden plates, I would like to
know where our 'cinch' comes in."— New"
A Cinch for the Grocer.
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Eminent Physician Falls
an Early Victim of
EVENTS IN SOCIETY
OAKLAND, Sept. 12.— Miss Ada M.
Trefethen, whose engagement to
Clement P. Rust of this city has
been announced. Is a brilliant
pianist s.nd one of the most ac
complished members of the Wednesday
Morning Musical Club. She is also prom
inent in the Unity Club.
Mr. Rust, the groom-to-be, is the local
representative of a large Eastern manu
facturing firm and enjoys considerable
popularity both in business and social
No date has been selected for the wed
ding, but It will probably take place In
the near future at the home of the bride's
mother, Mrs, A. S. Trefethen.
• • •
Miss Elizabeth Zissen and Charles
Moore, a young business man of Oakland,
were married on September 5, at the
bride's home on Broadway, the ceremony
being witnessed by the relatives of the
contracting parties only. The Rev. J. H.
Theiss. pastor of the Reformed Lutheran
church, officiated. There were no at
tendants. - The bride was attired in a
pretty gray traveling gown.
Mr. and Mrs. Moore have gone to Del
Monte to spend their honeymoon and on
their return will reside on Telegraph ave
nue, in the home just completed and fur
nished by the i?room.
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BERKELEY. Sept. 12.— The unusual
¦epectacle of a Congregational minister
•addressing the congregation of a Unltar
,lan church is to take place to-morrow
morning at the First Unitarian Church.
'The Rev. J. K. McLean, for many years
•pastor of the First Congregational
'Church of Oakland and president of the
•Pacific Theological Seminary, Is to take
the place in the pulpit of the First Uni
tarian Church usually held by the Rev.
' F. L. Hosmer, who will officiate to-mor
row at the Stanford Memorial Church.
"Both ministers believe that they can
change pulpits with perfect consistency
• end when ppoken to about the unusual
occurrence said they had thought cf It
simply as a fair exchange and in line with
the broad-mindedness of the times.
The Bev. J. K McLean Will Occupy
the Pulpit of His Friend, the
Rev. F. L. Eosmer.
TO ADDRESS TJNITAILIANS
ALAMEDA. Sept.- 12.— As a result of
the violent talks on tar and feathers de
livered at a meeting on railroad fran
chises of the Board of Trad© last night
against four members of the Board of
City Trustees, a number of prominent
citizens Inaugurated a movement to-day
to call a mass-meeting of the conservative
residents and business men who believe
that the good name of Alamcda is suf
fering abroad through these utterances.
The meeting Is intended to indicate to the
City Trustees that many of Aiameda's
citlzjna are opposed to the radical «peech
€S and Trtli support the Trustees In
¦whatever they think best to do for the
Interests of AJameda. The date of the
gathering has not yet been, fixed, but will
' b© early r.ext week. -• •
• Among those -who to-day were arrang
ing for the gathering of citizens were
. President J. E. Baker of the Bank of
Alarneda, Joseph Knowland, one of the
directors of the same institution: F. W.
Van Elcklen ar.d Dr. G. P. Reynolds.
Moore took rule and map and with the
evidence he introduced tried to show that
the accident could not have happened as
the girl stated. He endeavored to show
that she was attempting to get off the
moving train while it was In motion in
order to save a walk of several blocks. A
twenty days' stay of execution was asked
for .the company and the time was
The arguments "were masterly efforts.
Delmas made the most' of the fact that
his client was a young. girl with her life
spreading out before her'and that this In-
Jury might develop at any time In the fu
The trial has been a hard fought one.
Matched against each other were D. M.
Delmas for the girl and A. A. Moore for
tho railroad. Both attorneys had assist
ance, but these two carried on the fight.
Every point was challenged and every
piece of evidence scrutinized before It was
allowed to go to the jury.
Yesterday all the testimony had been
taken and this morning the arguments
began. After some preliminary skirmish-
Ing between the attorneys It was agreed
that the arguments should be limited to
three hours to- be divided between them.
Oelmas opened the case ¦with an hour's
argument ' and then gave way to Moore,
who talked an hour and a half, when
Delmas closed with a speech half an hour
In length. The "jury was out but a short
time. - With 'the exception of one man.
they were unanimous In the granting of
the verdict as rendered.
The Jury which tried the case was com
posed of ex-Senator M. W. Dixon (fore
man), Carl Berlin. W. E. Acheson. E. K.
Waterman, C. H. Cole, E. J. Blandlng,
H. turn Suden, R. H. Casterson, W. • D.
Thomas, M. Y. Smith, A. A. Demars and
C. B. Rice. Acheson stood out for the de
fense, and when the jury was polled
stated that he was opposed to the ver
A jury this afternoon gave Gertrude
Johnson a verdict for 111,000 against the
Southern Pacific Company for damages
she received in being. thrown off a train
near Niles station. The girl claimed that
the brakeman had gone through the train
and called out that the next station would
be Niles and when the train came to a
standstill she took her basket and was
about to alight, when it suddenly started
again and she was thrown on to a pile of
tits. Her 6kull was fractured and her
arm broken. j
Her injuries necessitated the removel of
a piece of skull 2*3 Inches, over which
there Is now no protection but the skin
and scalo. The defense tried to show
that In the case of a lG-year-old girl, as
the plaintiff Is, she would entirely recover
from the effects of such a wound and that
It was through her own carelessness that
she was hurt.
Oakland Offlce San Francisco Call,
1118 Broadway, Sept. 12.
While Walkirez was waiting for the ver
dict he was perceptibly nervous. He kept
his feet going and drummed with his lin
gers. He lit a cigarette, but threw it
away before he had smoked half of It. A
smile of relief came over him when it
was announced that he could still live.
The trial of the case has lasted for two
weeks. The jurors said that three ballots
were taken. The first one was to deter
mine his guilt and eleven stood for convic
tion and one for acquittal. A second wa?
taken with the same result and then it
was found out whose was the dissenting
vote. Troy expressed his beilef that
Walkirez was Insane at the time he com
mitted the deed. Arguments were used
to dissuade him from the stand he had
taken and one or two determined ones an
nounced their, intention of staying there
three weeks before they would agree to
anything less than imprisonment for life.
A third ballot was then taken and a
unanimous verdict fixing the penalty was
Attorneys on both sides of the case ex
pressed themselves satisfied with the re
sult.- District Attorney Allen and Dep
uty District Attorney Philip" M. Walsh
said thft conviction of the man satisfied
them, while Attorneys Frank Herald and
Thomas Pearson both thought they had
won a victory in saving their client's life.
Victor "Walkirez, the murderer of ased
Elizabeth Leroy, escaped the extreme
penalty of the lav/ by the verdict brought
in by a jury to-night. One man raved the
negro's neck for him. "When the verdict
was read it was discovered that the jury
had fixed his punishment at life imprison
ment. Sentence wlll.be pronounced upon
Walkirez next Tuesday at 10 a. m.
Tho jury went out shortly before 5, re
turning: at S o'clock. Tho members agreed
upon a verdict In a very short tlme?~but
Judge and attorneys had gone to their
dinners and it was some time before they
returned. When the jury filed In the fol
lowing men answered before announcing
the verdict: William Berry, Patrick Car
roll, J. F. A. Schnoor, William H. Rouse,
Reuben TV'iand. John.H. Troy. S. L. Pot
ter. Emll KlrchofT. Charles M. Cornell.
Nelson . Provost, j W. Thornally and
Thomas E. McGulro. . Troy voted not
guilty on the fir3t ballot, but after some
argument imprisonment' for life wa?
agreed upon Instead of the death penalty
favored by most of the jurors.
Oakland Offlce San Francisco Call,
J118 Broadway. Sept. 12.
Helplessly fast, the girl felt herself be
coming weaker and weaker from th©
straln. Her companion, a witness to the
accident, galloped off down the track for
assistance from a gang of section hands
half a mile away. While they were hur
rying to the rescue an Overland train
hove In sight. Mies Colby saw the loco
motive and was chilled with horror. fear-
Ing that it would bear down upon her be
fore warning could be given. But tha
trackmen signaled the approaching train
In time and after stopping It went to
work to get the Imprisoned girl and her
horse out of the trestle. This was ac
complished, and Miss Colby. much
bruised and suffering severely from the
shock, was sent to her residence in Clare
mont. Since then the young woman has
been confined to her bed under a physi
Pinioned In a railroad trestle crossing
with an Overland train approaching was
the perilous plight of Miss Vesta Colby,
17 years old, daughter of Professor
George Colby, at West Berkeley Wednes
day afternoon, while she was out horse
back ridlne with her friend, Miss Alary
The young women In a daredevil spirit
had started their homes across the tres
tle to make a short cur through the
fields. Miss Downey's steed safely mads
the walk. Half way across Miss Colby's
horse slipped and went through between
the heavy timbers and the young rider
was caught with the struggling animal.
Berkeley Office San Frar.claco Call,
2113 Center street. Sept. 12.
Delmas Gets a Verdict for
$11,000 as Ccmpensation
for His Client.
Mis3 Vesta Colby Has Peril
ous Experience on West
Berkeley Tracks. >
Wild Talk of Tar and Feath
ers Arouses Quiet Ele
ment of Residents.
Jury's Verdict Is Guilty, but
Life Imprisonment Is
Prepare for a Mass
Gertrude Johnson Wins
>Suit Against the
Walkirez's Neck Saved
by One Dissenting
Fallen Horse Renders
Rider Helpless With
Engagement of Accomplished Musician to Clement
P. Rust, a Prominent Manufacturers' Agent, Is
Formally Announced — Zissen - Moore Nuptials
OF THEIR PREY
ON A TRESTLE
MISS ADA M. TREFETHEN
SOON TO BECOME BRIDE
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL. SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 13. 1903.'
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