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FIRE CAPTAINS SAY
TEST WAS UNFAIR
Zourt Asked to Review Exami
nation for Battalion Chiefs
by ' Commission
Civil Service Board Notifies Men
That Their Appointments
Lack Approval
That the examination for battalion !
rhiefs In the local fire department was
unfair and unjust was the allegation;
made by Captains Walter A. Cook.
Charles J. Cullen, John R. Maxwell and
Thomas Murphy of the flre department
in a suit brought against the civil
tervice commission yesterday.
The complaint was that the examina
tion was not practical, and that there
. .vfrp .no proper rules adopted aa a gov
erning basis. All the captains named
:n the petition had tried the examina
tion and failed, and said that questions
v.ere asked to which several answers
-ovid be given. Another complaint was
fiat points were given for seniority in
eorvice instead of seniority in rank.
The court was asked for a writ of
review and also for an injunction re
straining the civil service commission
from certifying the promotions of those
who had passed the examination.
On th« ground that the gre depart
ment had taken no action on the cozn
j^mlsgion'K report to the effect that it
ready to certify men to fill the po
sitions of battalion chiefs, the ciril
service commission at its meeting last
night voted to notify th« auditor and
each of the men now acting as bat
talion chiefs that their appointments
lisd not l>#en approved and that, if they
to act in that capacity after
th* date of notification they did so at
their own risk, as far as salary was
ron<-erned. at least.
Similar action was tak<»n in th<» cane
"f windlaesmen, bunker foremen, curb
w*ter». yard foremen, gang foremen,
helpers on dumps and dump foreman.
«il of whom w*>re appointed by the
noard of public works under the 30 day
emergency clause, which provides for
appointments until such time as the
commission shall be prepared to certify
men for the position named.
-HA~RLES ELIOT NORTON
IS DEAD AT CAMBRIDGE
Was a Well Known Philan
thropist, Scholar and Member
of Harvard Faculty
CAMBRIDGE. Oct. 21.— Charle* Eliot
Norton, the well known philanthropist
wnd scholar, for many years a member
of th* Harvard faculty, died at 1:45
o'clock this morning at his home in this
-ity.
Charles Kliot Norton has been called
the "preacher of- the gospel of beauty
!<*. Amtrica." That wa« his work aa
V-^fessor of the history of art at Har
~^'l university from 1574 to ' IS9B.
Since then he has been emeritus pro
fp*sor of his subject at the venerable
Cambridge institution, and. while re
lieved of the routine work of class
lectures, he has been active in his criti
cal works and has continued to be a
vital factor In developing the thought
•>f the day..
Professor Norton was in a measure
a bridge between two periods of cul
ture. He was the friend of Emerson
Longfellow, Carlyle and Edward Fita
*ro>wld jn one generation, with Lowell
Ku*kin and George William Curtis* of
«»noth*>r period, and with William Dean
Howell*. Henry Jarapg and Bryce. His
literary work in a great measure was
devoted to interpretations of his
friends' writings and the - editing- of
HwMr work. He was an authority on
Dante and on medieval culture.
Professor Norton was born in Cam
bridge. Mass., November 16, 1827. At
one time he was editor of the North
American Review.
MORSE SOLD STOCK
THROUGH 59 BROKERS
"Ice Pool" Included Gates,
Schwab and Others Who
Were Interested
NEW YORK, Oct. 20.— Evidence was
'ntroduced today at the joint trial of
Charles W. Morse, financier, and Al
fred H. Curtis, former president of th«»
Srfunet 'National Bank of North Am«»r
i'-a. who are charged with conspiracy
end violation of the national banking
laws, which made it appear that in the
18 months between June, 1806, and No
i-ember, 1907. the Morse "ice pool" — so
known in financial circles — bought and
«o!d stock of the American ice com
pany through 59 brokers and opened
107 accounts, slightly differentiated as
to names, and that the pool brokers
earned commissions during that period
of more than $1,000,000.
Qut of a maze of intricate figure*
prepared by National Bank Examiner
Moxey, who lias devoted considerable
rime'to studying the alleged records of
the ice pool, the lawyers for the pros
ecution succeeded in drawing thin in
formation. Moxey was asked. to tabu
late hl« figures and after a recess -had
been taken to give him time to do so
the tables — 59 in number, or one for
*>ach broker — were placed on the rec
ords as evidence.
John \T. Gates. Charles M. . Schwab,
Isaac Guggenheim and other men well
known In the financial world, were In
terested In the pool.
CHARGES OF SWINDLING
STOCK HOLDERS MADE
CHICAGO, Oct. 20. — Charges of con
spiracy to swindle stock holders • are
made in a bill for injunction filed In
the United States circuit court by Ed-*
ward F. Richardson of Denver, Colo.,
against the Scandia mining syndicate.
A temporary restraining order, issued
by Judge Peter S, Grosscup after court
hours, interrupted a meeting of the
directors of the corporation yesterday
and prevented their carrying out al
leged fraud us*Ait leases of the mining
property of the company in the gold
regions of Alaska. *•* • . \u25a0
The syndicate is a $2,500,000 corpora
tion and Its principal office is in Chi
cago. It was organized under the laws
of South Dakota,
TOLSTOI RETDRXS THAXKS
ST. PFJTERSBURG, Oct. 20.— Count
Leo Toletol has addressed an open let
ter of thanks to tfll those who con
gratulated him last month on his'
eightieth birthday.". • • • \u25a0 \u25a0
CHOLERA IX ..RUSSIA
ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. 20.— The 2«
hours ending at noon today saw 48 new
cases'of cholera brought into the mu
nicipal hospitals. There, were <2l deaths.
RIFF TRIBES IXi REVOLT
MADRID, ".'Oct.' 20^— The minister,. of
war has- received an official telegram
from Manila, Morocco, announcingfthat
all the Riffstribea had risen and /were
uniting with hostile Intent. >
Fall" goods *lu*t In; \u25a0 Kocnlg Shoe Co.,
K.earny and Post. 1641 Van Ness ay. *
BARBERS HONOR
FORMER PRESIDENT
Thomas Creber Resigns on
Leaving City and Receives
Gift From Members
Vice President George Price Ad
vanced to Higher Office and
Election Called
.ggffwrt^. The journeymen
r^C^Pttjpl^jWcoujicjn barbers' union Mon-
Ss 4£s2g22issi*'^ day night received
the resignation of
President Thomas Creber. who will
shortly leave the city to make his home
In Los Angelas. The resignation was
accepted with regrets, and to show its
appreciation of the good work he has
done the union presented him with a
handsome gold watch and chain.
A boycott was placed on a shop in
Clay street on the ground that the pro
prietor had twioe broken his agree
ment with the union as to hours and
wages. ~M--~
Vice President George Price was ad
vanced to the presidency, and next
Monday a vice president will be elected.
The special committee on ball re
ported considerable activity in connec
tion with the dance to be given next
Saturday night in Cotillon hall for the
benefit of A. A. Wentworth, the blind
member of the union.
Six members were reported on the
sick list and these. will be paid $10 a
week each during illness. 1
Bar tenders' union, local No. 41, at lt»
meeting Monday night, voted down the
proposition to reduce the initiation fee
for a stipulated time. The meeting was
addressed by Delegate Johansen of the
building trades council on the candi
dates for judge snipe. Warrants for $50
were • drawn in favor of members on
the sick list. Three candidates were
Initiated and six'applications were pre
sented. Business is .reported brisk,
nearlj- all members being employed. .
The waitresses* union at its last meet
ing completed all details for the ball
in Dreamland pavilion next Saturday
night.
At'the meeting of the theatrical stage
employes yesterday morning reports
were received from the international
body about trouble in the union at
Philadelphia. Pa. At the next election
for officers there will be several can
didates for business agent.
Laundry workers' union at its last
meeting initiated 27 candidates, and it
waß decided that a ball should be given
in Garden rink December 5.
One of the old time labor leaders of
Vallejo, Richard Caverly, has resigned
the office of statistician of. the trades
arid labor council of that city. He
was given a vote of thanks for past
services and created a life member of
the council. Caverly Is to take up his
residence in San Francisco. J. B. Dale
of the federal union was elected to fill
the vacancy.
The labor unions of Sacramento are
working energetically for the erection
of a building trades temple in that
city. • Printing pressmen's union No.
60 of the capital city at its last meet
ing subscribed to 500 shares of the
capital stock in addition to 300 shares
previously subscribed for. .
Retail shoe clerks' union at its meet
lug Monday uight after receiving a
number of- applications for member
ship decided to join with the other re
tail clerks', associations in giving en
tertainments once a month in clerks'
buildings. 343 Van N>ss« avenue. These
will br: invitation functions. The first
will be given on the night of the first
Thursday Iri November.
Secretary Gallagher of the labor
council had a conference with Presi
dent J. Downey Harvey of the Ocean
Shore railroad yesterday, in- regard to
the five electricians who recently w*nt
out- on strike. The result was that the
matter will, in all probability, be
amicably settled.
|| Street and • concrete workers' union
No. S5 received a report from the busi
ness agent last night to the effect that
there was an Improvement in condi
tions, and that future prospects were
bright. The finances of the union were
reported in good condition. Three can
didates were Initiated.
Millmen's union No. 423 received
three members on clearance cards last
night and decided that its baseball
team would pjay the team of the ce
ment workers at 10 o'clock next Sun
day morning and that of the electrical
workers' No. 13 at 2 o'clock In the
afternoon on the Presidio ball grounds.
MEN AND WOMEN HURT
Auto Plunges From Bridge With
Midnight Revelers
( : IX>S ANGELES, Oct. 20. — Four per
sons were more or less seriously in
jured at an early hour this morning
when an automobile ran off a bridge at
Temple street and Vermont avenue
plunging to »he gravel bottom of the
creek CIO feet below. The machine did
not turn over, but landed on its wheels
It was demolished. - \u25a0\u25a0• \u25a0:> -
The -occupants of the car, who had
been out for^a night ride, were Miss
Susie Bentley; proprietor of a lodging
house; Pearl Davis. Joseph Hunter and
Alexander Forbes. Forbes was the
chauffeur." Hunter first gave the name
of Rogers. . '
The victims are in a serious condi
tion, especially Hunter, who is suffering
from Internal Injuries in addition to a
contusion of the left hip and cut scalp.
One of the women has a severe scalp
wound, a bruised hip and a dislocated
shoulder, and 'the other sustained a
lacerated upper left eyelid and a dislo
cated hip. Forbes escaped with but a
few slight bruises. -
GOiMPERS DEFIES TAFT
Demands That Charges Against
Him Be Proved
CHICAGO. Oct. 20. — Samuel Gompers.
lna speech delivered in Orchestra hall
tonight under t the auspices of the Chi
cago federation of labor, defied Secre
tary, Taft to prove, charges made
against the labor leader/- .
. "If" Judge Taft can point" out one
statement which I ? have made about
him which is untrue I;will make public
apology and retraction.'V he said. ."If
Judge Taft can not do this," he owes me
an apology,' and similar. retraction. And
so' long- as I retain 'my manhood and
strength' l .shall never secede < from my
rightof free'speech and a free press,
no matter whether ;it. means liberty; or
the JaJL" .
The labor leader spoke at length con
cerning the supreme court's rulings on"
"unfair. liPts" and closed with aeulogv
of William J. Bryan as the candidate
of the wage earners. ' "
RAILWAY i BUILDER DIES
BUTTE, : Mont., Oct. X 20.— -Richard
Hayes, who as general foreman for . the
Chicago, Milwaukee' and i St. Paul •rail
way built , many, of the .famous - tunnels
and -bridges - along that line, died in a
local. hospital, today after an operation
Hayes wasione^of the ,;noted, railway
constructors of the west.'- -". \u25a0 >"• "
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TKE SA^
FIGURES DEBTS
OF BROKER DORR
Expert Places Liabilities; \u25a0-. at
$489,973.30 and Assets
at $142,721;49
Creditors Hold Meeting and
Elect Carroll Allen as
trustee
LOS ANGELES. Oct. 20— Fred W.
Dorr's total assets are $142,721.49 .and
his total liabilities are $459,973.60, ac
cording to the report of Charles W.
Rohne, the expert accountant, to Car
roll Allen, 'the receiver of -the bank
rupt broker. This report 'was sched
uled to be submitted to Dorr's credi
tors by Referee Lynn Helm this after
noon. \u25a0
In the report it is admitted that there
probably will be a shrinkage of: the as
sets", with the prospect of an -increase
in the liabilities through new claims
against Dorr.
The report of the accountant shows
that when Dorr's accounts were turned
over to the receiver there were no;se
curities in the safe.except some mining
shares which had been left in Dorr's
keeping, and for which he had given
receipts. The cash on hand was. only
*3.85. ; • \u25a0 . :
Following is a list of the principal
creditors: E. M. Gray, $12,437.20; Dr.- E.
Buzlck, $7,581.73; J. M. Hale, $9,g1g.02;
W. T. Hook, $31,880.20: Jefferson Hill,
$6,761.60; Peter Kehl. $8,145.83; Homer
Laughlin Sr., $6,242.75; W. E. Ramsey,
$7,553.31; J. Frank Walters, $6,941.75;
Walter H. Wiley, $5,012.50; G: L-Cran
ehaw, $79,810.50; Broadway bank and
trust company, §15,840; American na
tional bank, $7,506.60; Denver national
bank, $7,004.84; F. G. Bonflls. Denver,
$20,872.07; Dr. Edmund C. Rivers, Den
ver. J19.213.33; H. A. Crawford, San
Francisco,. $11,466.60; Badger Brothers,
Salt Lake City, $24,873.30. ;.
Dorr's creditors met in the office of
Lynn Helm this afternoon arid, elected
Carroll Allen trustee. His bonds were
fixed at $50,000. ,
DEPUTY CORONER NOW
HAS HERD OF COWS
Stops Sale to Satisfy Judgment
and Has Cattle on His
• Hands
Little Boy Blue's merry carol, "The
cows are in the .corn." is now .para
phrased in a deeper key by "Handsolne
Jack" Ivennedy's warble, "The cows are
in the coroner." That \blythe~-lay is
heard gleefully at dawn along the Mis
sion road, for' Kennedy,- deputy coroner
of San Francisco, lias legally become
possessor of a herd.
He got it from the sheriff. Like Little
Eva or Topsy. or whoever it was who
saved Uncle Tom, Kennedy saved his
herd from being auctioned off; he saved
a noble.bovlne fa mi I v from disintegra
tion. \u25a0•:*r.. : ; t /? "-•\u25a0*\u25a0.;•;
It happened at one time that George
J. Clemmens and Mrs. Nellie Mallet
owned a happy family group, consisting
of a papa cow. nine lady cows, includ
ing sisters, cousins, aunts, mothers in
law and members -of the; same grazing
club, who had dropped in for bran -and'
six chipper calves. Samuel Afterg'ut, a
butcher of the Mission road, secured a
judgment against Clemmens and; Mrs.
Mallet, and Sheriff Dolan took the cat
tie in satisfaction. Then Clemmens and
Mrs. Mallet sued out a writ of replevin
against the sheriff to prevent his sell
ing the family group. Deputy Coroner
Kennedy had the writ to.serve. He
arrived at the scene just as Sheriff Do
lan was crying. "How much for this
flo&t*y heifer, warranted: to be: kind to
children?" Kennedy stopped the sale
and will. hold the cattle family together
until the writ is disposed of. He will
give the milk to the poor who apply for
it at 4318 Mission street. Kennedy, is
known at the morgue as the "friend of
bovinity.' l
BUSINESSMEN CONTINUE
FEASTED &V JAPANESE
Presence of Fleet Does Not De-
tract From Their Enter
tainment
TOKYO, Oct.; 20.— Notwithstanding
the predominating interest attaching to
the visit of the American fleet, there
has been no interruption "to the round
of entertainments provided. for the'del
egation of businessmen who - arrived
here a week ago as representatives of
chambers of commerce in various Pa
cific coast, cities. The members of the
party are receiving practically the same
acclaim that is accorded the fleet, and
every moment of their time Is taken up
with excursions, luncheons and dinners.
The delegates were present today at
six" different functions, ending with a
banquet at the Bankers' club; where
many addresses of a cordial and com
plimentary nature were made by the
visitors and their, hosts. ..
The general opinion of the business
men as. regards the outcome and result
of the visit is entirely optimistic. They
believe that their stay ; in, Japan and
their Improved acquaintance with busi
ness and other conditions will tend
toward the material improvement of fu
ture commercial relations between the
two countries. In addition ' to this the
visitors have been most deeply im
pressed with the sincerity of the friend
liness for Americans manifested on all
sides. .- '. '-..- •. - _ ; \u25a0.\u25a0 .:.\u25a0/. -\u25a0 . , \u25a0 \u0084
BULGARIA CONGRATULATED
Montenegro Sends Official Mes
sage Approving. Independence
;, SOFIA, 'Oct.' 20.— Montenegro has of
ficially congratulated .' Bulgaria on her
independence, saying:. V \u25a0
"The Tirnova act is a good omen for
future Slavic, people. ;M. ; Dimitrless a
representative" of a foreign office, 'has
left here- for Constantinople on a* spe
cial I mission to v deliver a .letter § from
Emperor Ferdinand to: the'sultan; The
relations between this "country and
Turkey seom to be growing more
amicable, and the , war clouds have
been scattered." '. \u25a0. v - * _--'-
The two representatives of the cen
tral Young Turks ; ft party, who came
here several ' days ago, started for Sa
lonlca* this f. evening. :?._ They -have been
recipients of signal courtesies' and con
ferred^ today ; with \u25ba' several f. members \u25a0\u25a0 of
the cabinet. . - The : : newspapers a warmly
indorse the suggestions set forth--' in
the memoir; which, they i submitted 5 to
the premier and 1 which- was • adopted by
a committee* representing; all a political
parties. \u25a0\u25a0; The * memoir -advocates I polite
and -direct " negotiations .between .Bul
garia and Turkey. :'..'
Manila: yisiTED)BY
SLIGHT EARTHQUAKES
MANILA. Oct. 21.-— Commencing at
10:43 -- o'clock, yesterday: morning aise
ries of light earthquakes were felt in
Manila at irregular ; intervals until ? s:3o
ln;;the : . Afternoon/i; Only four; of, 1 ., the
shocks, were .pronounced, --the others,
numbering; about a dozen, being:. merely
recorded^.; by '*th*> seismographs *at: the
observatory. b _ --.where •': the , 'instruments
continued^ to :. vibrate '• for; several - hours.'
Two 'shocks Vwere especially sharp.tbut
no V damage - was \ dano iin * the i city. 1 : and
nonef has been, reported .'from "other
places.;'- \u25a0'-'\u25a0\u25a0•'\u25a0*.*'\u25a0_-•\u25a0'' .'\u25a0// '-.'.' '"'\u25a0' "..'\u25a0\u25a0: \u25a0-.I \u25a0* ""'\u25a0 ' .
.*-? Calculations; made at-: the; observatory'
indicate ; that 'f. the g seismic ? disturbance'
.was looal,~ its j centers being/close; to ii Ala"'
nila. Many;' persons i fled £ from -build-'
injfs durinpr' the 7 more i> severe j shocks*/
but jthe populace : generally was calm.Vv
TRADE TOPICS ARE
THEME OF SPEECHES
California , Meta| i Association
Discusses Many^lmportant
Subjects at Banquet
Program Is Enlivened With Sev
eral Vocal and Instru
mental Features
Discussion of trade topics, particu
larly of those vital; to : the interests -of
the i Pacific metal ,' trades, ' formed k the
theme : of the : after dinner speeches- at
the : banquet of the California metal
trades association last night.: Nearly
200 , members of the association gath
ered at the tables' in the banquet room
of the Bismarck cafe and the program
was enlivened with several jj vocal and
Instrumental musical features. -
J. M. Robinson of the Keystone boiler
works presided as toastrnaster, and out
lined the general topics which were
taken up In- greater detail by the
various speakers. : "The Trade School
In San ; Franclsco" was the subject of
an interesting address by George Mer
rill, president of the California School
of: Mechanical Arts,. who . explained why
the 'interests of: trades \unions; as .well
as- employers demand support for such
training schools. . .-
Thomas E. Haven, ' Ifgal adviser of
the association, attacked . the proposed
anti-injunction legislation as an abro
gation, of American ri^hts.and diret t
class distinction. He produced figure 8
to-sustain his .statement • that the ;ai
leged injunction evils are far less than
generally supposed land declared ;thi.t
by weakening' the. power' of injunction
thf> protective influence of the law, is
likewise weakened.. R. If.- Postle
thwalte of the 'Risdon iron,works talked
on. the "Failure of Compulsory. Arbltra
tion,"citing examples from tlie history
of New Zealand and New. South "Wales
and asserting that arbitration, to be
efficient, must bo sought by both sides.
James A. Keller,- traffic manager for
Baker & Hamilton.and J. W. Chapman,
manager of the traffic department .of
the Pacific hardware and steel com
pany, discussed "The^Freight Problem."
Both urged a close organization of
western interests to flprht for a differ
ential rate, between raw materials and
fabricated article. 1 ?, which will' be suf
ficient to permit western producers .to
compete on an equal, footing, with east
erri Rivals. The .suggested
conferences • with" the ' traffic 'represen
tatives of the 'western railroads and
the sendingof a strong-; delegation. each
year to, the conference of the-, trans
continental f reigrht 1 bureau in Chicago.
Edward J. Fowler: of ;,the Pacific
foundry company, president ;of the Cal
ifornia metal trades association, closed
the program of speeches with an op
timistic'talk concerning the future of
the metal trades industry in San Fran
cisco. : He dwelt upon the necessity of
close organization and hard work to
bring about needed reforms and de
velopment. /;.'.'• .\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0:'\u25a0•':':"\u25a0 \u25a0 .
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Californiansin New York
jj SPKCIAL DISPATCH TO THE CALL
-•NEW YORK, Oct. 20.— Californian'a
are registered; here as follows: From
San Francisco— W. ;p. Hammon, Wal
dorf-Astoria : j I H. A.. Evans. New ! Am
sterdam; Mrs. J.Weglein, Miss H. Weg
lein, Hotel. Savoy; Dr. W. , E. Stevens.
Amsterdam; W.Griswold; Bartholdl: J.
H.-Kerap, Westminster: H. W. Kosper,
Cadillac: H. Lepari, Broadway Central;
L. H. E. Norton. Mrs. H. E. Norton.
Hotel .Albany; M. A. .O'Brien, Marie
Antoinette; M. N. . Strauss. Broadway
Central; M. E. -Woon, -Marlborough; F.
F. Wright, Astor house; E. Magnin. R.
S. Shainwald, Hotel Savoy;, J. K.
Armsby, Holland; R." Boot,, Ashland
hduse; E. V. Gheveslch. Broztell; T. J.
Crowley. Mrs. T. J. (Jrowley. Cadillac;
S. Fehlen. , Union Square; G. M. Hol
brook, Fior ace house; Miss E. M. Ken
yon.Breslin: E.. Ma guire. Hotel Savoy;
J. .T. Mcpevitt, Hoffman house; Mrs.
W. M:l Pierson, Seville; ."{?. Rosenthal.
Herald Square: W. E. Stevens, Welling
ton: R.;M. Woodward, Cadillac.
•From ,Los Angeles— M. Cheeseman,
Park Avenue; J.; L. Davis, Breslin; A.
M. Enfiajian.: Bartholdi: E. Gray.- Hotel
Seville; ,D. Holmes, Park Avenue; J. R
Haynes; Seville: 8. . S. Hook, ' Hotel
Plaisa: H. W. King, Albert;. G. Osher,
Mrs. G. - Osher. Gilsey: F. Armstrong,
Gilsey: R. L. Dor?ey, Martha Washing
ton; G. B. Kirkpatrick, Astor; P. W.
Scenck,*. Plaza: rR. T. Rogers, Holland;
E. C. Russell, Belmont; J. A. Hillerich
Hotel Victoria. •
From " t Santa ', Barbara: — D. P. ; S. Low
Oontinenta'x; Prom Eureka— Ny • My
rind. Mrs. N. Myrind. Continental' hotel.
From 'Sacramento— G. Richards Ger
ard. «From Oakland — W. : Moller. Mrs
W.'Moller. .St. Andrew; T. p. Strong
Hotel York;- L. Beauohamp. Continen
tal; MissG. Loar. G. ,W. Loan Church
ill. t From Berkeley— N. T. Mansfield,
Breslin. \u25a0\u25a0 • ; ' : r. " '-\u25a0 --\u25a0\u25a0:\u25a0 . ::,> >:^ : ,:.\u25a0\u25a0.-;\u25a0 :
LECTURES PLANNED BY
NOTED YALE PROFESSOR
Eastern .Scholar, Who Is Recog
nized as Great Biblical Stu
dent Will Speak
Professor Charles Foster Kent Wool
sey, professor, of biblical -literature at
Yale and foremost among the scholars
who are adapting : the results of mod
ern biblical research to the. needs of
the general,; reading; public^, is to: de
liver .a series of lectures; in this .'city
in December.: l Hia addresses will ;b"e
given under, the auspices of the Sunday
school 5 commission--, of the diocese of
California* and will. take place in- the
parish hall *of St.y Stephen's Episcopal
church in 'Fultom street" near -Fiiinioro;
The general of the" lectures
will be on the- aims and methods of
the prophets, priests and sages of the
Old \ -Testament f; times. vvThe,; lectures
will be given in \u0084the evening t and tare
provisionally f set '-\u25a0 for ... Monday,"": Decem
ber \u25a07 ; Wednesday, • - December ; 9, « and
Friday; 1 December ,11. Qther = lectures'
will be . given in Oakland and; Berkeley.
Professor Woolaeyi occupies the ; chair
at i Yale founded and first filled, by the
late President; Harper,* subsequently of
Chicago university. . v- .
L&BOREKS . OVERCOME BY GAS— Daniel
.Wallace i and ..' Allwrt : Sales, ,. lalmrers. were over
come br ' gas : yesterday afternoon . while • rrorklnc
In a ditch at; Vallojlo and Folk streets. The men
were resuscitated. ;:".'/'. v ; , _^ - ..-. -
I SIMPLE HOME MIXTURE ; •
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\u25a0',[ The <<. thousands *of ' men ' and *
Viwomeniwho .have felt thetorture £ 4
<». offdread-irheumatismuvill be gladvl
i, tolavall'themselves ofithefollow- : I
o|lnff c prescription^ which j will »ibe I
•< >' f founds the-; most « effective i remedy I
<>" obtainable for, rheumatism and all* 4
>- klndredij forms -of a blood; diseases i
4 ; which . cause pains i in ; the muscles,- I
< > : Joints.'jlame back. ; throbbing, head ' 4
<>) and generali debility: 3 •\u0084 , s - , - '}
< > :, ;'; ' 'On e\ounceiSy r v p \ o f : Sa rsapa - . \u25a0\u25a0 4
\u2666 J rllla ; , one 1 ounce .Toris'J
< A Compound ; *.. half ? pint ;of high - \u2666
f'gradejwhiskj'.&These to.be mixed '\u2666
\u2666 'and ? shaken»siWell ; r. and'J used -In \u2666
\u2666 'doses lof; at tablespoonful \u2666
y^eaoh meal-andlatsbedtime. \\u25a0 ! \ -- v 4
>": " TheS lngredients sareiobtainabie^ t
"9;i from ranyj-twell s stocked -druggist' \u2666
f The \u25a0 kidneys -inactive' \u2666
\u2666 5 the ilpoisons J -.which *> should i~* be. • t
t*thrownaort i are "retained -ins the- t
f ° i blood ./ and "| settle Kin;-, the -b joints *'. f
,°£ md s;. muscles •- and a: cause untold '» T
f' suffering.-; ;> This condition,; If, not \u25bc
<•? checked;? will flead J to' even iwbrsftS*
, <> |cornplicationsl.ofitheVbladder'and \u25bc
*' digeptivoforgans. \u25a0 • , \u2666
RAIN MAY QUENCH
FOREST FIRES
Hundreds of Residents Will Get
Relief With Welcome
Downpour
Fierce Gale Scatters Flames in
All Directions and Spreads
Conflagration
SAULT STE. MARIE. Mich, Oct! 20.—
Hundreds of - residents in this "district
who have been, fighting forest flrea to
day are depending upon showers pre
dicted for tonight to give much needed
relief.' A 40} mile gale spread' the fires
in all directions today. It -is reported
that Suzar Islano, which has a popula
tion of 1,000 persons, is ablaze almost
from end to end. Near Detour 16 square
miles v have been burned 'over. . Gladys.
Eckerman, Shelldrake ; and s Whltefls'h
Point are surrounded. . Brlmley. had? a
narrow escape, but the fires were driven
back after one ' building ; In -the village
had been destroyed. -: / .
, ; A gale, - which T . is blowing -from', the
southeast .today has revived -the forest
fires in Chippewa county to greater ac
tivity. .:-\u25a0\u25a0, .-. -.^t.,--..'^.. . - : .:-4':-vV?-. i
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 20.— From
nearly/every -mountainous section' of
Pennsylvania ; come r, reports ; of forest
and ibrush : flres.j the flames In some : in
stances villages. .Hun
dreds of citizens are fighting the flames.
The drought has dried the leaves'; and
trees and they; are, making easy food
for; the v flames^; U A wall of lire; four
miles long, and, almost surrounding. the
village.of: Trout ;Run,' has caused ; the
fire fighters there '. to f dig ; trenches and
build backfires. ; ; \ \u25a0 ;
TOLEDO, O.;; .Oct.- 20.— Forest and
brush fires are j sweeping; through | sec
tions' of 'five countfestof northwestern
Ohio, doing an Immense amount of
damage. -
| BERLIN, N". H., Oct. 20.— Two disas
trous forest fires have been burning, in
the vicinity 'of this city for four days,
and today were beyond control. The
largest fire started on Hayes mountain,
east of. this city, and has devastated
an area 10 miles long and- five mlle3
wide. Another fire is burning to the
westward of the city.'.
. Xear Genesee the fires cover, many
miles of territory. Large numbers of
men are fighting the flames, which
threaten large oil tanks. \u25a0
"Throughout ' Canisteo valley scores
of.men are fighting fires. The fires
through the -Alleghany mountains are
spreading rapidly, and; conditions there
are :, reported alarming. The- eastern
slope ;;of ; . the .mountains^is ablaze -for
several miles and a number of vil
lages are threatened." There is .: prac
.tically.a water : famine, in this district
and smpke hangs like a pall' over miles
of territory. • •; \u25a0 /
The state police and citizens fought
the fires on -Mount Ponn; all of »last
night and they' are now ; but. .Several
summer, homes and hotels i-were In
danger." I--1 '-- 1 ' 'I;- • '* ' •
THOUSANDS PERISH
\u25a0 ) IN GREAT TYPHOON
Storm * and . Flood Cause rDe vas-
tation in Several Prov
inces of China
AMOY. Oct. 20.— The' damage done in
Thursday's typhoon was much, greater
than at first* reported. ' In Chang, Chow
3.000 houses, including the prefect's
yaraen. were destroyed, and 1.100 per
sons killed. ; In* Lam Cheng.ilo miles
west of ; Chang Chow, 600 houses were
destroyed, and' l.2oo persons killed.:* :.'
Five . j-ears ago Lam Cheng was
flooded -and '3.000 wore drowned. Fif
teen miles north of Chang Chow three
villages were entirely destroyed. ln the
stornvand 200: persons were killed.
: , is a vivid word-picture of an'exciting ride^ in a native ahoe
from Tahiti to tHe hospitable island of Tahaa. This is London
whirlwind' action, vigorous photographic . English, and a
glorious; time. All this . happened on that famous sail around
"' '^i'_V^ : '* \u25bc'J - 'J| ''''j^t^l' 1 \u25a0"-ft '^ur^ '' ; - \u25a0
WADE PASSES BUCK
TO HIS SUPERIOR
Says Captain Grant Ordered
Him to Favor. Engine
Y\V''\vfafcs-;-.;vv>'
Clerk Is Arrested ; for Selling
Information on Transport
- Repairs
SEATTLE, Oct. 20.— Otis H. Wade, the
clerk In "the . local quartermaster's . of-.
flee, was given' a preliminary hearing
before United States Commissioner Au
gustus Armstrong v today,- and on the
witness stand 'declared -that', Captain
Frederick Grant,. formerly quartermas
ter at Seattle, b'rde'red him' -to change
an abstract of bids for repairs. on the
transport- Burnslde, leaving out certain
information derogatory to - the ' .Heff er
nan engine works,' one of the bidders.
Wade; was Sunday while at
tempting to. sell an abstract of bids. and.
other, information . to . Erick , Johnson,
president of the Seattle machine works.
He was bound over .to -answer \u25a0 before
the United States district court.' Wade's
defense is that; the abstract' of bids In
question was not- a government record,
as. It 1 was t he. a bstract^ he; prepared -for
Captain -Grant.' the-former,quartermas
ter,'and was- ordered; to tear. it. up. \u25a0 . .
; ; He 'said that an abstract of th,e, bids
prepared according' to Captain Grant's
orders arid- leaving out the information
that: the Hefferhan* engine works could
not have . done the, work in the time .the
other, firms could,- was -on .file" In ' the
quartermaster's " office. .. The Heffernan
engine; works : waa awarded the -bid-in
question.
LONG JAIL SENTENCE :\u25a0 ; V.v •
r FOR NOTORIOUS CROOK
Former Convict and Alleged
Safe Cracker Given Six
...Months, for Larceny
i George Collins, alias George Brown,
was: convicted by ; Police Judge' Conlan
yesterday of -petty larceny and was
sentenced to serve six months In the
county ! jail. ' On the .night; of July 23
Collins stole a cash box containing 130
from the cigar store of Frank Droscher,
46 East street, and was chased and
captured .". by Policeman Hayden. The
charge was reduced from grand larceny
to petty larceny the following day and
Collins was released on $50 cash ball.
Collins jumped his 'bail and was. not
heard of j until j about • two \u25a0 weeks | ago.
when he was arrested for tapping a. till
in a grocery at Fourteenth. and. Church
streets. -.
Collins is a notorious crook, sar the
police. - In 1900 he "was ' implicated In
the theft of $5,000 from a bank In Se
attle. He • came to this city, where he
performed several safe cracking jobs,
the detectives say, 'and stole $570 from
Ferdinand Smith.* a money broker in
Montgomery street. -He was arrested
and turned over to the Seattle authori
ties. -There he was tried and sentenced
to a term of 10 years. '
WARNING FOR TURKEY
ST. PETERSBURG. Octl 20.— Russia
has been given to understand from a
Bulgarian source that Bulgaria, • al
.though doing "everything possible for
the preservation of peace, can not look
with indifference on the military prep
arations of Turkey; that If mobiliza
tion is ordered in Turkey. Bulgaria- will
be forced to inaugurate military oper
ations herself without loss. of time.
• Grand entertainment f or ; St. Mary**
college gymnasium -tomorrow (Thurs
day) night at Dreamland rink, Stelner
near Sutter. - . , . ..•-\u25a0'• •
IXSPECTIXG SANTA PB LIVES
\u25a0A. G. Wells, general- manager of th«
Santa Fe. arrived* here yesterday on a
tour of inspection of the coast lines.
I He' is accompanied by, I. L. Hibbard, P.
L. Wicks and A. G. Beaman.
KERR IGNORANT OF
THE LUMBER LAWS
Principal Witness in SocaUed
"Los Angeles Cases" Now
on 'Trial
Says He Handled Finances and
Paid Filing Fees for
Other Members
PORTLAND, Ore., , Oct. 20.— W. T.
Kerr. superintendent for the Pacific
furniture and lumber company, indicted
with the 'rest of the defendants now on
trial in the so called "Los Angeles
cases" and who pleaded guilty when
the case came to trial, was the principal
witness today. Kerr, It is alleged, got a
number of the citizens of Port Orford
to take up timber claims for the com
pany and handled the finances and paid
the filing fees. Kerr endeavored to ex
plain his actions by say Ins that he was
Ignorant of the law. Kerr admitted on
cross examination that 5-400 of th«
money that went to pay the 'entrymen
was borrowed on his own personal note,
a note which ho said he signed "uncon
sciously." A number of other "witnesses
who had taken up timber claims testi
fied that they had no personal acquaint"
ance with t the defendants, Hedderly.
Myers or Hynes. and that they did their
business, through Kerr.
Another witness who told of his deal*
Ings with the company was A- J. Marsh,
ex-county commissioner at Port Ortord.
MaraU 'testified that he had been ap
proached by Kerr one nigrht at hU
home. Kerr, he said, told him he could
make some money by taking- up a claim*
He swore that Kerr. when Marsh saltl
that he had no money, told him ha
would furnish him with the necessary
finances If ho would , take up a claim
and sell It to the company.
.3. E Stephens, ex -sheriff, was, one of
the entrymen who testified. He admit-*
ted that he had perjured himself when
Jt came to filing: final proofs in telling;
where he received the money.
ANTF-DREYFUSITES*
CAMPAIGN CONDEMNED
French Deputies Vote Down
an Attempt to Reopen r -
Scandal
PARI3, Oct. 20. — By a vote of 43S to
47. the chamber of deputies today con
demned the ; campaign which the anti-
Dreyf usites are conducting against tha
decision. 'ln the case of Major Dreyf v*
handed down by the court of cassation,
in 1906. Pierre Bletry. member from
Finistierre. led in the assault ana
caused a violent scene. He was tem
porarily suspended. -Minister of Juatico
Brland, after defending the decision of
the court, said the country was sick oc
this scandal. and that those who wer«
trying to reopen It were making them
selves ridiculous. v?»mm|
CZAR PARDONS JAPANESE
.ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. 20. — In re*
sponae to the requests of Japan, Em
peror Nicholas has . pardoned the; sis
sailors who were condemned to death,
at Kikolayevsk for attacking the prison
guards. The men under sentence were
sailors on the Japanese schooner -Mlyo
Maru. which was captured by the Rus
sians while seal poaching at the Com
mander islands In Bering sea.
RUSSIA \u25a0 WATCHIXC FERMA
ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. 20. — The pro
posal that Russia Intervene in north
ern Persia to prevent all of Persia
falling pray to anarchy and to safe
guard Russia's interests Is considered
by the ministry of f oreiern affairs to
be premature. The government does,
however, contemplate taking the neces
sary measures to protect Russian-sub
jects and Russian trade and is about
to send 100 Infantrymen to Tabriz.
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