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Fifty Bodies Are Recovered
From Primero Mine After
Thirty-five Widows and Sixty
five Fatherless Children
Mourn for Dead
« «intiim«-«l from l'ape 1
of the camp was completed and the
nanies of the missing men checked
w.itli the company's payroll.
Exploration of the workings contin
mpil all day, but not until 8 o'clock to
• mjrlit were the efforts of relief parties
.'.'; successful, when the bodlf-s of two
drivers, unidentified, were found in a
• \u25a0:- --rosscut between entries All and 812
.: and brought to the surface.
Al Iday the number of bodies recov
ered had remained at 48, but workers
\u25a0succeeded in penetrating portions of
the mine hitherto held from invasion
'•'.;'" Great Havoc in Workings
A. statement issued just after 5
v; o'clock this afternoon showed that ex
-.".ipl^rinK parties had penetrated 5,000
feet from the entrance along the main
slope. Entries Al to 6, inclusive, com
prise abandoned workings. Entries
A 7, 8. 9 and 10 had been completely
.explored, while parties had penetrated
\u25a0"\u25a0 .jome distance into entries All and 12.
"j \u25a0: It also was stated that the greatest
\u25a0\'i Jijivop had ben wrought near entries A 9
; ; and 10. These entries. 4,000 feet long.
;;.: are flMed with broken timbers and
'; fall«n .debris Varying in depth from 2
\u25a0\u25a0.'\u25a0. let 10 feet. Much damage also was
" found in All aod 12..
:, All expectation of recovering any
.more bodies has been given up until
- fvueh. ..titn«. as the entries, have been
..- cleared of the great quantities of de
bris. This will require weeks and
" "•\u25a0.\u25a0probably months as all the workings,
'"\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0' ''excepting the main elope, are badly
";•;; mied.. \u25a0:/' \u25a0
y : :~. : NoVepinion was expressed as to the
. j-auge. it being contended that no posi
... tive Conclusion could be reached until
the workings had been cleared and
. thoroughly examined.
35 Dead in Kentucky
CdHAKESBORO; Ky., Feb. 2.—Thirty
three miners are known to have been
killed, two are missing and 15 are in
jured as a result of the explosion in
the Browder coal mine near here yes
Thers were 100 men :n the two wings
of tbe mine at the time of the ex
plosion, but the 50 in the west wing
eecaped uninjured. Thosa in the east
wins- felt the full force of the ex
. plosion. One or two of the injured are
ia a critical condition. Of the dead,
About half were white men, all Amer
icans, and tho remainder negroes.
. Tlie first bodies recovered were in a
fairly good condition, the men having
bf^en smothered and not mangled by the
\u2666•vplosion. but as the party pushed on
it found bodies so mutilated that they
\u25a0Mf \EK AND MUI/ES DIE TOGETHER
CHERRY, 111.. Feb. 2. — The "body of
\u25a0;jone miner- and the carcasses of 64
mules were found 350 feet deep in the
: St. Paul mine today by the relay par-
\u25a0•'.-ties ;<>f repairers and explorers who be
\u25a0 «aa vrork in the, burned passages last
-•night. ;'\u25a0\u25a0• ." ;.
.-•. Explorers last night stopped up all
•- dangerous breaks in the walls of the
...-main runway to the west of the main
:*haft on the second level. The work
was also extended to the south as far
: .«« the air shaft, thus opening a pas
sageway between the two shafts.
It was at the edge of the air shaft
. that the body was found. It lay
sprawled along the runway with tiands
- extended toward the escape pit. Safety
could not have been found in the air
•liaft, however, for it was in. this well
that the hay blazed so fiercely.
CLAIM FOR BOARD IS
URGED AGAINST ESKIM6
Is Alleged That Legacy Was
More Than Paid'
j Special Dispatch to The Call] ,
BAN RAFAEL, Fob. ?.— Euplimesonia
Popoff, the pretty 15« year old Eskimo
girl who brought suit against H. L.
Miller, as executor of the will of his
mother, Mrs. Sarah J. Cox, for $3,150.
was shocked today when the defendant
put in a claim for eight years' board.
The girl's Kuit was for an inheritance
left with Mrs. Cox as trustee and for
as a nurse. MilJer set forth
:fn his answer that the girl had never
paid Mrs. Cox any money for her board
Gr clothing and that such would equal
the amount of the legacy in question.
James Keys, the young woman's at
torney, was taken aback by the answer,
i-s wu the girl herself.
•'The girl -worked as a nurse for Mrs.
Cox-, and wore her employer's old
olothes made over," said Keys. "I n all
the.j-eurs of her service she received
but; $5. We are surprised that under
the circumstances her board and
clothes should be mentioned."
• The case was continued until Febru- i
*rjr-.11.-. \u25a0 I
CHILDREN OF McCUE
V MAY CONTEST WILL
Property Involved Amounts to
About $40,000 in Value
[Special D'upaich to The Call]
CORTE MADERA, Feb. 2.— That Ral
ston and Etta McCue, children of the
late James S. McCue. are plannhis" to
contest his will is the statement made
by McCue's : widow and her attorney,
TV. B- Crocker. ' ; .',<';
Crocker said today that Ralston**
attorney. T. F. Draper.', had approached
him in regard to a settlement, but that
nothing was done last Friday when the
\u25a0will was probated..' lf is believed that
the property in question'. amounts to
$40,000. This wa« deeded to Jlrs. Kittle
McCue, the widow, more than 12 years
ago. Etta and Ralston are children by
\u25a0a former wife. '• • • :?*\u25a0?.» ?•' -.
Tliat undue influence, was used and
that McCue was, not in his right mind
when he made the will are the probable
srounds for the contest. '. ... "
SAN QUENTIN CONVICTS
[Spctial Dispatch to The Call] '•
SAN RAFAEL. Feb. 2.— A boulevard
troro the east gate of ,San Quentia
prison, through the. town and <around
the point toward gchuetzen park is be
ing constructed through the combined
efforts of Warden Hoyle and Super
visor MichaeJ Burke. Burke furnishes
the rock" crusher and the warden sup
plies a strong force of convicts and
corns cause headaches
Laxative Bromo .Quinine, the world
\u25a0wide Cold and Grip remedy, removes
cause. See signature E. W. Grove.. 26c. •
TTTHOID - EPIDEMIC IN FHISON—I-earen
worti. Kin., Feb. 2.— An epidewjc of typhoid
frrer hu broken «ut In the federal -prison
fcere. Physicians attribute tlit disease to the
• Impure water.
POLITICAL POT IS
"Regular and Insurgent Fates
Are Busy Stirring Up Steam*
Curry, Anderson and McNab
Seem to Be Morsels That
By GEORGE A. VAN SMITH
As the result .of Governor Gillett'B
refusal to try for a second terra a half
dozen varieties of republican "regu
lars" are hurling harsh names at one
another. The Curry regulars are speak
ing softly, and making, harvest time
j motions. The Lincoln-Roosevelt
j leaguers -are making a still hunt of
their organization work and hoping
that the return of W. F. Herrin means
that the machine will' move -soon. I
Governor Gilletfs formal withdrawal
from the race has done more than dis
appoint thousands of republicans whose
active participation in politics consists
in casting their ballots on election day.
It has resulted in peeving some of the
moguls of the machine, who,' whether
they were or were not for Gillett, were
not in a hurry for him to declare him
self. Jere Burke, it is said, feels so
badly about Gillette withdrawal that
he has found occasion to speak sar
castically about their splendid per
suasive powers to several persons who
it is known advised Gillett not to run.
Prominent machine men are by no
means agreed about the identity -of
the man entitled to the organization's
support for governor. The moguls of
the machine appear to be agreed upon
one proposition. That is that the one
man who is not entitled to the ma
chine's support is Secretary of State
Charles F. Curry.
AXDEKSOX IS BOOMED
One of the "regular" crowds, which
by the way includes some of the men
who were most insistent that Gillett
should not run, are down hook. line
and sinker, for Superintendent of Banks
Alden Anderson. Anderson made a good
record both as assemblyman and as
lieutenant governor. He has since made
good as a bßnker, but his friends say
that he did not care for the post, which
he has held since the new banking law
went into effect.
Anderson, like Stanton, .McXab and
several other potential governors, i?
waiting to hear the voice of the people.
He has heard some noise. He has been
urged to make the race by republicans
of standing and power. .He admits
that lie is considering- the matter. It. |
is unnecessary for him to admit that ;
he prefers not to decide until he finds
out what orders are likely, to emanate
from the engine room.
The Anderson talk is no music to the
ears of some of the men who have been
close to Gillett. The nomination and
election of Anderson would put no
water on their wheels. Indeed, they
have something more than a suspicion
that the proportions of their influence
at the executive office could be ex
pressed only in algebraic terms.
GIM.ETT CROWD WANT McXAB
They have a, hunch that' John Mc-
Xab of Ukiah would come' nearest to
fitting the niche to be left by Gillett.
McXab is their friend. Or. if not their
friend, he is the friend of their friend
Gillett- ;That should help some. They
are of the opinion that Anderson, has
already received .more than he de
serves from the party. The Anderson
boosters are willing to admit that Mc-
Nab has an awful crust, to consider
himself in the gubernatorial calss or
entitled to anything more than an ap
pointive job in return for the speeches
he has made. \u25a0.'?'\u25a0*
There is another matter upon which
they are as. fully agreed sis they are
in their disapproval of Curry's candi
dacy. Tljat other matter! concerns jthe
candidacy of Phil Stanton of Los An
geles They say that If. Stanton stays
: of the fight* until there' is an audible
demand for him as gubernatorial tim
ber they will, b© dead and no longer
interested in California politics.
As a matter of fact, . Stanton, who
had" a big chance to "get right" with
the legislators of the. state, did him
self ; little good with the speaker's
gavel. He hustled the business of the
assembly or said- that he did, which is
as good for campaign purposes, but
he made few friends. : ,
Power did not sit easily in Stanton.
He was, to say the least, not tactful.
As a matter of cold fact, he made active
enemies of both assemblymen and sen
ators who could quite as easily . been
made friends. Hurt: pride and legislative
dignity are two mighty mean political
weapons. They are out for Stanton
in two-thirds of* the legislative dis
tricts of the state.
HERRIVS DEcisiOXVA WAITED
It is generally conceded by the "reg
ulars" that their, choice for governor
will be determined — that is, of course,
theoretically determined — by the state
central committee. * The return of Her
rin is expected to result ins, call for a
committee meeting soon, but it is said
that the call will await the decision of
the supreme court in the test case
brought to decide wether the old regis
ter or the ' new shall be used in the
preparation of nominating papers.
The wholesale merchants Charles F.
Curry club is working- away for its
candidate just as if there were no state
central committee. So is Senator Dick
Welsh, who, It is said, has been prom
ised Harbor Commissioner Stafford's
berth in the ! event of Curry's election.
The wholesalers' club "claims a boha
flde ; membership, of 863. including 246
firms and IC3 heads of firms. : At a
meeting of the executive committee,
held-Monday. at the Golden West hotel,
A. B. Spreckels and Charles Loesch
were elected vice presidents of the club
and Albert Castle, Mose Gunst, and
George Renner were elected to the ex
ecutive, board, --y ;\u25a0';.- • = .
CURRY CLUB'S OFFICIALS
Here is. the 'official roster of the club:
President,- Eugene Pfaeffle; vice pres
idents — Dr. J. Poheim, A." B. Spreckels
and Charles. Loesch: of. the California
baking company;' treasurer, Thomas
Costello; secretary, Ben Stern'; sergeant
at arms, F. Bussie; executive bpard — A.
Frederlchs, Edward Wolf, C.: Borgfeld,
E. Pfaeffle, Joseph Herrscher," Edward
Mau. -August Lang. William Horn, Dr.
C. Schultz, :-A.'.G. Rockel, A". Schirmer,
Charles Loesch, N. Meyer, Joe Bouquet,
Arthur Glass, John Schroederv H. Cas
sigoll, "Alberts Castle, Mosc*~i3unst,
George" Renner.' ...••'.
"It Is announced- that the club xvJH
open state and . local headquarters in
Market street <and that ; it will prose
cute a vigorous campaign for Curry
from the Oregon border'to Mexico. \u25a0
\u25a0 The • Lincoln-Roosevelt league has
established - its j state headquarters In
the Metropolis .bank building.;;. Secre
tary Charles, Detrick of Mayfield is on
the ground and- Max. Kuhl,' recently
elected state organizer, is mapping out
his,work. • '\u0084. , : • .
LEAGUK COMMITTEE ORCAMZES
The local executive committee chosen
by "the independents to work out a plan
for co-operation; /with'" the Lincoln-
Roosevelt league has organized. George
E. ; Crothers; Is chairman! "Supervisor
Paul' Bancroft vice; chairman: and Max
THE SAN :;CA^
W.A.Newsom;Who v :
Was Appointed to
Kuhl secretary. " The local committee
will do little toward reviving district
organizations until after the meeting
of the league's executive committed, to
be held in this city next Monday.
The state leaguers are genuinely in
as much trouble as the regulars appear
to be over the selection of a candidate
; for governor. The talk about the can
! didacy of Mayor Frank K. Mott of Oak
land being contingent upon the with
drawal of Gillett has had the "desired
effect'in some quarters of the league.
Some of the leaguers are now afraid
that Mott would be satisfactory to the
machine and that his election would
not be "worth the pains." The ratio of
Belshaw's increased strength in the
league is in proportion to the spread of
the fear that Mott may have some sort
of an understanding with the powers of
darkness. \ . i
POLICEMEN IN CLASH
OVER MAN'S ARREST
Constable and Marshr." Have'a
[Special Dispatch to The Call] .
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2.—
While attempting to arrest Sam Swar
thout, wanted by the San Francisco
police on a, charge of embezzlement,
Marshal Henry W. Kneese of South San
Francisco ran afoul of Constable Rob
ert Carroll last night and the two ofli-.
cers had a lively encounter.
Kneese was notified yesterday after
noon by the police of the metropolis to
keep on the lookout for Swarthout. The
search ended at the Bohemian cafe.
Bob Carroll, township -constable, was
in the resort also.-
When told of the warrant out for his
arrest Swarthojut agreed to go with the
marshal, but Constable Carroll inter
posed, saying that he was the only one
who had the right to arrest the pris
oner. Hot words ensued, and finally
Kneese, who is a much smaller man
than Carroll, grasped the constable
and sent him sprawling on the floor.
He then proceeded to take his pris
oner into- custody and notified the po
lice of San Francesco of the capture. '
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
BY SAN RAFAEL CLUB
Dr. W. J. Wickman Chosen Pres
ident of Organization
[Spec/a/ Dispatch to The Call]
SAN RAFAPJL, Feb. 2. — Formal an
nouncement was made today of the
recent election of officers and directors
of o the San Rafael club, the members
of which are among the most pfomi
nent citizens of this town.
The election took place after .an
entertainment and banquet. Dr. W.-J.
Wickman, who acted as toastmaster,
was elected president. Dr. H. C. How
itt was elected vice president and L. A.
Lancel secretary. \u25a0 •
The following were elected directors:
Vincent Neale, George Hansen, E. S.
Rake, L. A. Lancel, Henry Schlosser,
Doctor Wickman, Doctor Howitt, M.
Fletcher and E. B. Martinelli.
VALLEY ELECTRIC CAR
LINE IS PROJECTED
Planned to Join Corte Madera
and McNear's Point
[Special Cable to The Call]
SAN RAFAEL, Feb. i.'. — That active
steps are being taken to build an elec
tric street railway from Corte Madera
through , Ross valley towns and San
Rafael to.McNears point was the state
ment made by Town Trustee^John Foge
today. ; .
Foge and Max .Blum. conducted Her
man Shoemacker,- and Henry Belmer,
San Francisco capitalists, along, the
route of the proposed a few
days ago and discussed plans.'
The local chamber of commerce also
favored the project, and there are sev
eral' local capitalists, says Foge, who
are behind the plan.
MONEY AVAILABLE FOR
STREETS AND SEWERS
San Anselmo Plans 1 for Ex
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SAN ANSELMO, Feb. 2.^— Citizens of
this town are elated over the sale of
the $58,000 road and sewer bonds at
the last meeting of the town trustees.
Work on the roads and sewers is ex
pected to begin early; next month.
For grading, draining, ; macadamizing
and installing culverts In the principal
highways of .the . town \ $40,000: of .'the
bond money wiir be used.
For acquiring the right of way be
tween Laurel and .'Scenic 'avenues. 'and
for the street work in constructing the
new thoroughfare $3,500 will be used.
The remaining $15,000 will be expended
on -a sewer.
LOSE LIVES IN STORM
Ten Bodies Are Washed Up by
Sea at Lofoideir Isles ::
CHRISTIANIAI Norway, : Feb. !
Heavy loss of ; life has "occurred among
the. fishing fleets caught : oft* the storm
swept coast The^bodies'of lO^flsherf
men 'have- been washed-up at -Lofoden
isles. Nine .smacks," manned •* by 40[
mariners, are missing.
INSANE MAN^SHOOTS :
WIFE AND HIMSELF
SEATTLE,;. Feb. V 2:-^-Samuel ; Vander
ford, ;a carpenter,? aged -.59,;; shot ''and
killed; his wlfe.'Celestlne, aged > 58/ at
thelr^ home^ in Hi llman ; Ci ty.i to ; day, and
fatally " wounded I ? himself.";- Vanderford
was > released ,*f rom >i Steilacbom .insane
asylum : and ;was irrationally
jealous fot his.w ife." 1 jjv- ... ,-.'\u25a0'..'--\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0
MAYOR MAKES TWO
McGilvray and Troy Supplanted
on Works and Park Boards
Casey's Board Ousts Employes
Regardless of Standing in
William A. . Newsom was appointed
a member of the board of works
yesterday by Mayor McCarthy, after
the latter had accepted the resignation
of Commissioner: John D. MeGHlvray;
placed In his hands some "days ago.
W. K. Gutzkow was appointed park
commissioner to succeed K. P- Troy,
whose resignation- was accepted.
Newsom is a contractor who has done
considerable municipal work in the last
few years. His residence is at 18 Val
ley street. ' Gutzkow is a retired com
mission merchant, and still maintains
an office at 32 Montgomery street.
The board of works held its regular
Wednesday afternoon session without
the appearance of the new commis
sioner, who had not had time to qualify.
The board discharged civil service
and non civil service men right and
left, placed others in their places and
made a number of new appointments.
Field Deputy Benjamin Heath could
not be summarily dismissed, as his was
a civil service post. The post itself,
was connequently "abolished," and then
M. Fitzpatrlck appointed "superinten
dent of repairs to county roads, asphalt
and basalt block pavements," at a
monthly salary of $200. .
The other men discharged without
stated cause were: District Foremen
Frank Grimes, Frank Conklin and P. J.
Kelly; Head Time Keeper Thomas S.
Hall, Time Keepers D. M. Marshall and
J. S. Thompson, and Store Keeper S.
Former Auditor Samuel Horton se
cured Hall's job at $150 per month. A.
T. Wynn was made store keeper of the
Sixteenth street yard at the same sal
ary, and Gustave Harders was given a
double team job at $5.75 per day.
John Begley, J. Hoar, Walter Lar
sen and Ed Boyle were made district
foremen; E. L. Perrett, time keeper;
J. B. Newsom, superintendent of public
buildings; William Mullins, sewer work
inspector; John Clark, time keepers;
Michael Ryan, foreman teamster of
asphalt plant; Pat Kelly, C. Stokes and
W. O'Neil, single teamsters; C. Maillard.
double teamster; Michael O'Neil, hod
carrier, anfl William Welch", hydrant
man. • \u25a0 \u25a0
Mayor After Dolge's Scalp
Mayor McCarthy suggested yester
dßy-to the board of supervisors that it
discharge its expert accountant, Will
iam Dolge, who was employed by the
former board to investigate the pay
ments of percentages to the city made
by the United Railroads and other pub
lic service companies and the financial
conduct of the various departments.
In a letter, to the finance committee
of the. board Secretary Lefflngwell said:
"I am directed by the mayor to in
vite the attention of your board to the
fact that William Dolge, employed as
an expert accountant . by the board
of supervisors, was, at the time of his
employment in " this position, a non-;
Vesident of San Francisco" and there
fore illegally employed.-'
/"The mayor therefore recommends*
that the services of Mr. Dolge be dis
pensed with." •
Miss Pollen Retained
- The new 'civil service- commission in
Its initial session ,last night heard i
Doctor O'Neill's charges that Miss
Sybil Pollen a probationary nurse un
der his \u0084charge at the Isolation hos
pital, had* not shown executive ability
in' managing "the : help; of the institu
tion nor attentiveness to duty and
should be dismissed.
Commissioners Mac Donald, Leavy
and Bahrs sent answer to the health
board that Miss Pollen should be re
tained in the service, but reassigned
to the city and county hospital. .._.
"The youna: woman should be given
an opportunity .to,* make good, but it
would do'no good to any one concerned
to send her, back to- the isolation hos
pital," said ' Judge Bahrs, and his col- ,
The board received without winking;
the report from the board of works ;
that some had resigned and others ;
been dropped by the wayside, and ap
proved the action.
\u25a0 The time of meeting was changed
from Wednesday; evenings to Mon
day, and the next session -will be- held
at 7:30 p. m.- next Monday.
FRUIT GROWERS ADOPT
STANDARDS FOR PACKING
Sonoma County Orchardists Are
Seeking to Better Industry
[Special Dispatch to The Call].
SANTA ROSA, Feb. 2.— At- a largely
attended meeting of , the fruit growers
of Sonoma county, held here today,; it
was decided to adopt the standards
used, in Placer, Yolo and- Solano coun
ties for cherries, grapes, peaches, pears
and apricots.' ; -, ' "
The -standardizing, of apples is one
which the individual packer has to
work out for himself.^
• The f olowing standard was adopted:
Apples to be of uniform sise, free from
worms,- bruises and all % defectß, and the
various grades to be specified by let
ters—A, 3% tier; B, 4' tier; C, Watson
ville pack; D, 414 tier, or Diamond
pack. The number of! apples of each
grade .is to be specified on the box,
also the variety, iname iof " packer and
locality and name of \u25a0 county . where
grown. Vj - .'.. ' \u25a0 '-,"' ''. '\u25a0 ' :\u25a0-":>'.;": \u25a0-":>'.;" ~ '
There- is nothing more distress-
ing 'and discouraging to ..a person
than to be. tortured day in and. day-
out with some stomach complaint.
It is impossible to derive any bene-
fit from your food, -and- as a result
you soon become run down j and
lose ; flesh' very;: rapidly, r: lf ;.; the
foregoing " | describes f • your condi-
'tibn,- you "• really ought to l try* Hosf
tetter's i: Stomach' Bitters;^ because
it 'will- do you a -world; of; good.
Thousands of - persons have tested
.it during: the past: s6 'year's and-. the*
results have always been; -satis-
factory. " Y"ou" : can't 'afford to
Yicglect'this matter, for by so , doing
you ;afeYonly : inviting -a \u25a0• more; seri-
ous- illness; The = Biiters is vexcel-:v excel-:
Jent^ in- cases\of^Poor Appetite^!
Dy spepsiaV^" Costiveness,r; Bilious-;
ness,^Colds, Grippe, General Weak-.
ness; and Malaria,' Fever and ; Ague^ j
.Get fa bottle^ today! from any -; Drug?
gist; or Dealer.. '
Courts to Decide on Legality of
Appointments Made by .
' : \the Mayor
McCarthy^ Attorneys to Attack
Injunction Secured by the
7 School Board ~
COll tinned Irom Page 1
these boards and declared that' he had
no change-in mind. "...
.That P.- H.-Bhaughnessy, acting. chief
engineer of the fire department, and
John McLaren, superintendent of Gol
den. Gate park, are to remain unmo
lested in their respective positions, is
apparently another settled, fact. Presi
dent : William H. Metson of the park
commission positively declared that Mc-
Laren, was to remain, -and 'the mayor
himself, by implication, corroborated
this statement and set the final stamp
of executive. approval upon the Shaugh
V "Does your attitude remain. the same
as. you have formerly expressed' it in
regard to the election and playground
commissions? That is, that you will
make no changes for' the present?"
the mayor was asked...,,
"My attitude, is, unchanged," he an
swered, "and:you' may leave out 'for
the present.' Zil' fully approve of the
work these commissions have done."
; "Does that apply to Shaugnessy and
McLaren-as well?" was the next ques
tion., "Is- your "attitude in regard to
i their retention the same as towards
the: two commissions?"
' ''It is exactly," he replied.
McLaren to Remain
President Metson 'of : the .new park
commission was even more direct than
the mayor in ; regard "to the McLaren
matter, declaring without any hesita
tion that v the- latter would continue as
superintendent.of the park. He said:
""It would be;6olish to discharge Su
perintendent'McLaren, and I ki\ow. that
all three commissioners and Mayor Mc-
Carthy as well are in favor of keeping
him. infact.l am willing to be quoted
to the effect that he will remain in his
position. Of all the parks I have ever
seen, I think Golden Gate park is the
prettiest, and in my judgment Superin
tendent McLaren is responsible for
much of its beauty. . I think he has
made the most out of its natural ad
\u25a0Another factor that seems to settle
the McLaren question is that McLaren
is a member of the playground commis
sion, on which the mayor has set his
approval, and removal from either of
his two positions would be scarcely
.logical without removal from -both.
;- Shaughnessy, however, has not held
his place at the head of the fire de
partment without a struggle. Strong
influences. have been at -work in an ef
fort to secure his removal, but strong
ones also have- been at work in his
behalf. Of the latter, the local fire
insurance underwriters have ha dthe
leadership. 'The insurance forces have
watched every path and kept at the
end -of - -every wire leading- to ] the
mayor's office since the day of his in
auguration, and through^every channel
has • gone the word in Shaughnessy
favor. - r , \u25a0 '\u25a0 '- \u25a0 \u25a0• '\-- ''
Shaughnessy's removal would have
been easy -in'iview of the fact that he
has never been*^officially confirmed as
chief engineer, but has been in reality
;^^^^^^^3^f \u25a0 ;i s J^eatly Appreciated by men and young men who like B
: : |^H|K^^i^r^ to know that they can secure their clothing require- 81
"~^S^R^ \u25a0''••\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0-- ments at an y me » P^y at convenient intervals and at %M
the same time. have the benefit of the great stock and wonderful H
. jKS^^r ' cas^ values which have made ours the most popular men's 9
the swellest garments we have had this sea- ij^^sfnßi PjwJJPfr^
I the '"acting" 'head of the department.'
The. insurance campaign, however, did
not hetitate over a question ot ways
and! means of. possible removal, but
went at the taak of keeping Shau?h
nessy on the- theory .that nobody elae
would do for the place.
May eB Given -Appointment
.Opposed to Shaughnessy have been
many, of .the friends and supporters of
former Chief Dennis Sullivan. The
stand has been taken that the Shaugrh-.
nessy- administration' has been carried
out with too little regard for the alms
of the former' chief and with too little
respect for his memory as an official.
Those who most strongly supported Sul
llvan have not looked with favor upon
the methods ; with, which Shaughnessy
has directed affairs. "However, the
mayor's intimation yesterday seems to
settle the question of fire, department
control, and Shaughnessy's appoint
ment asactual chief seeing more likely
at the hands of the new board than his
dismissal from the- berth "of • acting
With all bat a single commission va
cancy disposed, of, pending the settle
ment of the legal test of mayoral power,
and with the status of ".the fire chief
and park. superintendent seemingly set
tled beyond question, :.pfesent interest
centers -on the offlce Of the city engi
neer. / . ' • ' • ':;"'...•-'"'
Russell li! Dunn seems slated as Mars
den Mahson's "successor,; though the
mayor ; positively refused yesterday .to
give any hint as to his intentions v iii
this direction. He disposed of the mat
ter with the remark .that .the. appoint
ment \u25a0 must .Come, from -the board ' of
public works, but it' Js known that the
new .members of the- board have con
sulted with him regarding the appoint
ment and that the case is:already closed
save for the announcement.. 'of the
change. " . .-.;'.'
Dunn himself is of the opinion that
he is going to land the coveted prize.
He waved aside congratulations yes
terday only on the- ground that they
were premature. . and -is still planning
ways of building the Hetch Hetchy
watery system,- which he formerly . op
posed, as a saving of $10,000,000 on the
estimated cost." Dunn, has forecasted
his coming, assumption of official lau
rels- with the pledge to bring Hetch
Hetchy water into San Francisco in
three years and a half and with the
further promise. >to - build the prize
street railroad of the country in Geary
street in .record time and with a rec
ord saving Of expense. \u25a0 . . \u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0
Dunn is not looking upo the down
fall of Manson," however, with unal
lcyed joy. In fact, he was inclined
yesterday to comisserate the '\u25a0, latter
upon the inexorable demands of fate,
when fate takes "political* form.. .;
"I feel rather sorry for Manson," he
said, and then, referring to the board
of supervisors' meeting at which Man
son appeared Tuesday night, he. added:
"I tried, to help him otit up. there las>
night, you know." . '"\u25a0[ \u25a0 . . . !
The new commissioners are expected
to Stand solidly for the change: : in the
office of • the .city ' engineer, ; though
Michael the reappolnted mem
ber/ has favored Manson to-, a. \u25a0 great
extent and. may yet attempt to exert
his' Influence to save the lattftt from
dismissal. - " .'.-"' \u25a0• ' '-•-. ; '\u25a0•'.
"William A. Newsom, the new com
missioner appointed yesterday to com
plete the board of public works, whie.h
will have the naming of. the-.cJty.;en
gineer, is- a /retired contractor, of'con
siderable i experence In \u25a0 school, .and.,
wharf building and various iorms of
municipal construction. He is a:native
of San Fraricisco, owns a large amount
of city property and lives at. *\u25a0 \u25a0""'oi'iftv'
street. He was- formerly secretary of
the Builders' association and a mem-,
ber of the' builders* exchange. " . .'
SEATTLE'S CHKTESE QUAP.TEK — Srattle.
Wash.. Feb. 2.— Of the -1,000 Chinese lirlds
- in and near Seattle. m«re thiH:<VX) arestbek
\u25a0 holders in tho syndicate heeded by (loon I)!p,
the Chinese consnl, which is buildiug a ne\r
CWiiatowu hear the railroad stations.. A'Mate
law pretents Chinese from owning property
as individuals. . ' - - -
Wealthy Woman Tourist Simply
Gould Not Remember AH the .
Things She Bought
Customs Officials Think That
Mrs. Edward G. Price Had No
Thought of Evading Duty
The examination of the 13 pieces of
baggage belonging to Mrs. Edward G.
Price, wife of ». millionaire Chicago
merchant," one of the passengers on the
world. circllng : tourist ship Cleveland.
[was ended by the customs .appraisers
Jate yesterday afternoon... The result.
will . be a -materlai increase over Mrs.;
j. Price's own declaratory statement.'. : \ :: \u25a0
v T6 have subniitted an nfcurate /deer*
I lai-ation to the appraiser*... Mrs. Price
would needed a book keeper. yon
the ship In addition to her maid l'-antl
chauffeur^ Purchases 'made with, a
lavish hand for a period of over three
months were entered to the best of fjer
knowledge : and recollection, the'eus
toms offlcials gallantly believe. They
, state positively, that there were no
false bottoms, false linings or any other
means of obvious concealment discov
ered. Yet a large number; of her thou
sands of articles were not placed in
: .-Sirs. Price ;says that her laces were
bought In the lace making ports of th«
Mediterranean. Tier silks in -India and
China and .other valuables in unfre
quented corners of lands of cheap labor.
But without the bills of sale to gu!d*»
• them the • appraisers estimated the
values from local experience at higher,
figures than given in the statement.
Collector Stratton was unwilling to
make the report public yesterday. Ha
submitted it to Chief Boarding Officer
Charles Stephens for approval before
collecting the duties. Stephens has.
made it his policy to charge omissions
in the lists made out by the Cleveland's
passengers . to oversight rather than
fraud, as. on the whole they are above
the average standard of : travel honor..
"But. should he consider that Mrs. Price
overworked her powers of forgetful
ness he. may recommend a .penalty.
(TCHIHGI ERUPTIONS |§f
I % ! QUICKLY COOLED
. Ju?t a few drops of t>il of.winter-i:
. greth properly; compounded iu:the. ;
thyrnoU glycerinev : etc., artd applied
to the skin will take away instantly
the worst kind of an .itch. . We posi-
tively know this. ''/: \u25a0'\u25a0;,\u25a0.' .;^::."' '.''>:-
The; P. D. D, Prescriptiottiraad.e at
the D D. D; Labpriitpries of: Chi-
cago, seems to be just the right com*
pound.. It sills regularly at one dol-
lar a bottle, but we have secured a
limited number : .of special bottles for
a. trial at 25 cerits ona.speeialjdffer,
; and advise you t.o .take/ advantage' of
this offer now, as. we do_ nol knoiv
how long the Laboratories in Chi-
cago will continne the 25 cent offer. .;f,;
- We. KNOW you can take away that
itch tpXIGHT. ;..•\u25a0•' •\u25a0\u25a0o~ '\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0.\u25a0 :\u25a0 "\
\u25a0 Owl -Drug : G0.— 778 Market St.; '
710 Market St., 943 Ke^rny St:; -16th
and Mission Sts;,Sutter and. Van. Xfess
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