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W. W. FOOTE AND QUITZOW CANNOT AGREE May Decline to Serve in the Yorke-Ross Con troversy. THIRD JUDGE NOT FOUND A Conference Held Yesterday, but No Understanding Reached. THE REV. DR. CASE WITHDRAWS Praises Father Yorke and Says He Has "Malice Toward None and Charity for All." Indications are not favorable to a speedy settlement of the questions in dispute be tween the Rev. Donald M. Ross and Father Yorke. The difficulty now seems to rest between the two attorneys chosen by the principals in the controversy. They held a confer ence yesterday, but were unable to arrive at a mutually satisfactory understanding, and as a result both gentlemen announced that they had decided to reserve the right of reconsidering their decision to serve. Attorney W. W. Foote. the representa tive of Father Yorke, and H. W. Quitzow, the selection of Rev. Mr. Ross, were to have chosen the third judge, but as they could not come together on other points, the matter of the selection of the third party was left undecided. Attorney Foote declined to state what took place at the conference with Mr. (Quitzow, but it is un derstood he considers Mr. Quitzow an in terested party on account of his pro nounced A. P. A. views, and that he will not serve with him for that reason. "I called on Mr. Foote at his office to day," said Attorney Quitzow, "and had a very pleasant conversation with him, but we took no action in the matter of ap pointing a third person. In fact we are as far away from the issue as ever as Mr. Foote rinds himself in about the same position as I rind myself, neither of us having fully decided whether we will serve or not. We simply agreed to leave the matter in abeyance for a few days." As the matter now stands it is possible that the principals will have to select new judges. Rev. Dr. Cas6 fires his parting shot at Father Yorke, whose manliness and Dril liancy he commends, as follows: San Francisco, Dec. 12, 1895. Tn the Editor of the i>an Francisco CaW— Sir: Permit me a closing word so far as I am con- | cernedin the little controversy between myself ; and Brother Yorke. A little sparring "now j and then is relished by the most of men,"' but I I fancy the public do not want it for their daiiy j food" I never had the pleasure of meeting my antagonist, Mr. Yorke, personally, but I must say in all candor that I am pleased with his courtesy and manliness. As a controversialist he is far above the averaee priest with whom I have had to do in such matters, in gentlemanly bearing. Unlike some others I know, he does not stoop to blackguardism or vituperation. For all this I would give him due credit. lam inclined to believe that should I ever become personally acquainted with him I should have a still higher admiration for his manliness. It is not for and apainst men that we con tend, but principles only. The gentleman sees, no doubt, by this time thnt he made a mistake in nttackinp me on the strength of a brief and sketchy report found in the newspaper. Being misled he had to manufacture his facts, which, as in all such cases, were only fictions and fancies of a disordered brain. 1 sex' nothing to answer in his last communi cation except, perhaps, his absurd and su premely ridiculous statements concerning the case of "my cousin, Justus H. Nelson of Brazil. How full of probability is the statement that Mr. Nelson, a lone missionary in a great Roman Catholic country where they will jail a man who will not take off his hat to a re ligious procession, went out into the streets and tried to break up a Catholic procession. Could any one other than a lunatic have attempted such a foolhardy thing? As well might a flea try to detail an overland train by jumping on the track as for a solitary Prot estant to try to break up a Catholic procession in BTazil. And then Mr. Nelson is not like this writer in his makeu"p. as my friend Yorke Inti mates; he is one of those mild-mannered men, sweet spirited and gentle, who never would receive the appellation sometimes given the writer of "The Fighting Parson." No, Brother Yorke nrfll have to try his hand again and concoct some more plausible story or the intelligent people of California will con clude that he is posing as another Baron Mun chausen. I have all the facts in that case, but they are too voluminous to be loaded into any daily newpaper. hence I have not presented them for publication In this City. If I should ever peddle out such a story as that my oppo nent had spun out concerning Mr. Nelson he may call me extremely verdant or vicious, and I will respond, "served him right." This will end my present controversy with Mr. Yorke in the papers, unless circumstances Btaonid seem to demand something additional. Nothing s-uits my taste better than contro versy, but a professional debater becomes an unprofessional nuisance. I shall speak next Sunday evening, in my own pulpit, on "Hocus Pocus," which has a closer connection with Romanist errors than most people are aware of. I shall speak, however, with "malice to ward none and charity for all" what I beiieve to be the truth concerning some papal errors. In conclusion, let me thank the manage ment of The Call for the courtesy and fairness with which they have treated me in this mat ter. For breadth, ability and fearlessness The Call is second to no daily in the Nation. It is an exceptionally clean sheet and deserves the patronage which it has won from a!l purts of the State. Westwood Wright Case. THE NEW FERRY DEPOT. No Contracts Have as Yet Been Awarded. The Various Stones Will Be Tested Firgt. The Harbor Commissioners are still wrestling with the new ferry depot. After three sessions lasting several hours each no decision has been arrived at, the con tracts are unawarded, and the matter will come up again to-morrow at 10 a. m. The only portion of the work under con sideration yesterday was the ruasonry. A representative of a new quarry now being opened at Carson, Nev., asked the board to examine and test the quality of their ma terial before deciding upon any other. The stone has never yet been used for building purpose?. "If the material has never been put to the test of time," said President Coluon, 'it would be in the nature of an expert Btent for us to try it. Now I don't mind experimenting a little with my own money, but I don't think we have any right to ex periment witli the State's money." <'ommissioner Cole was of the opinion that if no suitable stone could be found the building should be built of brick. In answer to a question as to whether a chemical test would be sufficient (i. W. Percy of Percy & Hamilton said it would in a measure. He pointed out the dangers that would arise from the sea air and the Highest of all in Leavening Power. — Latest U. S. Gov't Report ABSOLUTELY PURE smoke from the various factories. A chemical analysis wouid show what there was in the stone that would yield to the influences of the San Francisco climate. Commissioner Chadbourne then suggested that a chemical analysis of all the stones submitted be made by Professor Hilgard. and the other members of the board agreed with him. The analysis will be finished to-morrow, and then some decision will be reached. W. Farwell of the Niles quarry said that California stone should be given the pref erence. He pointed out that Oregon gray stone would not stand this climate, and that the Delmonico building, which is con structed of this stone, is disintegrating. It was decided to investigate the matter, and then all the bidders on the masonry were given back their checks except C. F. Mc- Carthy, the lowest bidder. Darby, Laydon & Co. are erecting a wharf on the south side of Channel street, wit.iout permission of the board, so the attorney was told to investigate the matter. A bill for $100 was also ordered sent to the owners of the steamer Dauntless for dam age done by her when she ran into Clay street wharf. The matter was referred to the board's attorney for his opinion. TOM O'BRIEN'S RETURN. It Was Signaled by Rejoicing About Judge Campbell'!* Court. When Judge Campbeil closed down his judicial mill last week and started on a still hunt for more acceptable quarters he bade his clerk, Tom O'Brien, orator and wit, to hie himself away to the wildwoods and commune with nature. Mr. O'Brien was only too glad to get far away from the "madding crowd," and while recruiting himself in the country some wag started the rumor about the City Hall that Judge Campbell's clerk had suddenly disappeared. In time the report Sot into the newspapers and when Mr. >'Brien walked into the courtroom yester day and handed his carpet-bag to the bailiff there was a general rush to shake the hand of the genial clerk and an ad journment was at once taken for refresh ments. LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS Their Board of Adjustment in Annual Session in This City. Local Grievances Being Presented to the Officials of the Southern Pacific. For the past ten days there have been daily meetings in this City of the Board of Adjustment of the sixteen lodges of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, rep resenting the sixteen divisions of the Southern Pacific Company's railway sys tem, comprising the lines operating be tween San Francisco and New Orleans, be tween San Francisco and Ogden and be tween San Francisco and Portland, Or., and including all the branches and feeders of these great railway arteries. The presence of thi3 Board of Adjust ment has been the basis of numerous and various surmises, it having been an nounced, among other things, that it w here to arrange and settle serious differ ences that had arisen between the brother hood and the Southern Pacific Company relative to the new scale of wages adopted last year. On the part of both the company and the brotherhood this report is strenuously denied. It is explained that the Board of Adjustment's presence here is in accord ance with the regular course of affairs. The board holds its annual meetings in this City, hears and considers the local grievances of the various divisions and de termines which are worthy or unworthy of presentation to the railroad company for adjustment. In other words it sifts out the individual I complaints and throws out such as are con sidered to have no just foundation. These cases are then in proper form submitted to the railroad officials and are promptly and i ; "ibly settled, concessions being made times on one side and sometimes on ther. Speaking of the matters now c the board it was stated that there is road question agitating the brother and that all the local grievances i probably be amicably settled as they in turn brought to the attention of iilroad officials. It is not expected any serious difficulty will arise and lembers of the board expect to con their labors and depart to their re ive homes early next week. The de as been due solely to the absence of Ueneral Manager Kruttschnitt, but now that he is back, all matters are expected to receive prompt attention and satisfactory adjustment. On Wednesday there was a conference with Superintendent Small of the motive power department, and his report will probably be made to the Southern Pacific officials in this City to-day. The cases submitted to Superintendent Small were only those which come properly under his jurisdiction as superintendent of the motive - power department. Meanwhile other cases belonging to other depart ments are being prepared for submission by the board, and it is to pass on each in dividual complaint before it is submitted to the railroad company that the daily meetings of the board of adjustment are Fourteen of the divisions are represented here by the following-named gentlemen: Messrs. F. V. Meyers and Bowley of San Francisco, Hatfield of Oakland* G. W. McCoy of Sacramento, L. Jenleau of Rock lin, Eden of Wadsworth, N. S. Silsby of Ogden, J. O'Malley of Portland, Stroud of Grants Pass, J. More of Fresno, 11. Goble of Los Angeles, John Loudon of Tucson, E. E. Moufton of San Antonio, Gardner of Dunsmuir. Meyers is chairman of the board and Moulton is the secretary. The latter gentleman also holds the proxies for the two divisions which are not personally represented. COUNTY COMMITTEE PLANS. The Scheme for Organization of Repub lican Clubs 'Will Be Submitted Soon. A meeting of the Republican County Committee was held last evening at Hhiels building with most of the members pres ent. C. C. Morris, chairman of the com mittee appointed to formulate a plan of organization of clubs, stated that the com mittee had under consideration several plans, but asked for further time to report. He said that a plan they hoped would be satisfactory would be ready to submit at the next meeting. Mr. Morris, speaking of the desire of the committee, after the meeting said: "We want to frame a call as broad as possible in order to bring in all good THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1895. Republicans. Of cours« the plan will be similar to that of last year, but we want to confer as much power as possible on the enrolling committee, because we expect them to do their duty in purifying the lists. Our principal object will be to so arrange as to satisfy the responsible and better elements in the party and induce them to take an active interest. "We hope to do away with the old sys tem of 'colonizing' that has been too much in vogue in the past, and shall try to place every safeguard out to protect all mem bers of the party in their rights. In other words, we want* to do all we can to interest those who want good government and make them feel that they will be able to make their influence felt." MORE GOLD MEDALS. Blore High Honors and Prizes Won by Califoruia at the Atlanta Fair. When the International Cotton Exposi tion closes at Atlanta, California will have won more gold, silver and bronze medals, diplomas and honorable mentions than any other State in the Union or country onthe globe. A few days ago The Call puplished the list of prizes won by California competi tors, seventy-five in number. Yesterday another letter was received at the Board of Trade rooms in the Crocker building upon California's victories. Secretary Filcher writes from Atlanta under the date of the 7th inst. the following gratifying news of more honors won. He says: All our silver medals, which were given as the highest awards, have by a readjustment of the premium iisl been changed to gold SCENES IN AND AROUND THE LOCAL SCIIOOLS FOR GAMBLING. medals, making for us to date thirty-four gold medals, twenty-seven silver medals and four teen bronze medals. This is a record broken. Some citrus fruits are coming in, and we ex pect to scoop Florida and the world on these products on the 15th inst. A YOUNG RUNAWAY COUPLE They Tried to Get Away to Honolulu on the Steamer Monowai. A Delay in the Sailing Date Has Proved to Be Their Undoing. What might have been a successful elopement of a 15-year-old girl and a 19 --year-old boy was prevented by the failure of the steamer Monowai to sail on time yesterday. The young couple intended making their home in Honolulu, but the parents of the girl are now on the watch and the chances are that she will be caught. About a week ago Leila Bowen and Walter Emery of Oakland ran away from home. It was at first supposed that they had gone to Portland, but later it was learned they were in Stockton. Last Wednesday they came back to San Fran cisco and laid their plans to get away on the Monowai. Some friends of the family sent word to Mr. Bowen and all of yester day the grandfather was on the Oceanic wharf watching for the young couple. Chief Crowley was informed and Officer Tom Dillon instructed to keep a looKout for them also. As Dillon did not know either Miss Bowen or young Emery he was told to keep close to the grandfather, who would point them out. The gatekeeper on the wharf says a young girl answering the description of Miss Bowen had been down to the steamer early, but when she learned that she was not to sail until 8 o'clock this morning she hurried away again. At the office of the Steamship Company the agent said positively that no tickets had been purchased by either of the child dren. He was sure of this because he knows the Bowen family well. The relatives of the young couple will be on hand bright and 'early this morning, however, and will see that the young couple do not get away on the Monowai. Emery is now probably anathematizing the English mail, which, being nineteen hours late, has kept the steamer that much longer in port. Both Miss Bowen and Emery were school children. The young girl left her home as usual to go to school, and she has not been seen by her relatives since. Emery disappeared at the same time and the search for them, though vigorous, has so far proved a failure. Forgot His Opinion. Two more jurors were secured yesterday to try Dr. West and one already sworn in was let go. Jacob Woltner and J. S. Freeman were the ones chosen and J. B. Horan tne one excused. Horan announced from the jury-box that he had expressed a decided opinion about the case just after the first trial, but had forgotten about it when questioned as to his qualifica tions to serve. He was again examined and excused by consent. Convention of Whist Flayers. The Pacific Coast Whist Association was organized last year and will hold its second annual meeting this evening and baturday at the rooms of the San Francisco Whist Club, '.I'M Post street. At this meeting five whist tournaments will be hold and prizes awarded to the winners. Mark Hopklna Institute of Art. The exhibition will close on Saturday even ing, when 40 paintings will be distributed to the members of the association. Mnrillo's famous old masters will be removed on Monday. • RUINING BOYS AND WOMEN The Terrible Effect of the Down town Gambling- Rooms. A NEWSBOY AS A BOOKMAKER. A High License Is Believed to Be the Way to Stop the Existing Evil. The police have not yet taken steps to close the down town poolrooms. There are eight of these institutions paying the regular commission broker license en titling them to transact business, but there are twenty-two unlicensed deadfalls which exist without reason or license, where children and women are permitted to gamble any amount from 25 cents up. The proprietors of these places care little whom they rob as long as it is money that comes into their possession. During the day the house at 906 Market street, where Fleming & Co., Ayers & Co., Jackman & Co., and a number of others of the same ilk transact business, is crowded to the doers. The crush of boys, girls, young and old men is such that there is danger of overweighting the first floor. It is certain that the Fire Marshal, should he devote an hour to inspect the building any afternoon excepting Sunday, when the dens are not running, would station deputies at the various entrances to pre yentthe masses from not only endanger ing their own live? but the lives of the peo ple in the stores below. These poolrooms are openly violating the Eilert ordinance, which prohibits gambling on races outside the inclosure where the races actually occur. They claim that they are merely commission brokers and that they place the money laid with them with the bookmakers at the track. This is a physical impossi bility. They set the odds long before they are penciled at the track and wagers are accepted up to the time each "race is started. They have absolutely no telegraphic or other communication with Ingleside and they depend solely upon the regular pool houses for their post odds and the result of the race?. In connection with this it may be stated that there is no time during the afternoon when it is safe for a child, woman or in valid to walk Ellis street from Market to Powell. The touts and messengers who do duty for the deadfalls station them selves in the rooms of the resrular houses and await returns. The moment it is flashed over the wires that such and such horses have come in first and second, these messengers start on the dead run to their respective joints to announce the fact. They pile through thecrowd, blind to the of rights everybody else, knocking and bumping into those people in their road, each fellow doing his utmost to get there first. At night the majority of the games close their doors. The "Crescendo Club," how ever, at 11 Ellis street, never closes. In this establishment, conducted by one Jack Baumnn, a wager on a coming race may be made at any time. What is called "over nieht" books are made. In other words, wafers may be made to-night for the races to-morrow. Bauman, therefore, must make the odds himself, as there is no possible way for him to know in advance what the odds will be on the morrow. There is no commission business in that, it is purely and simply gambling outright. This is what the Ellert ordinance was intended for — to stop downtown gambling on races —still the Crescendo Club exists and thrives. But it is worse than that, even. Yester day a Call artist and reporter visited the place and saw boys of 10 years up to 20 mixing in with the throng. They were coning and fighting to wedge their way into the room where they wagered their coin on the races. To be sure, they did not have much money to gamble with; but in the Crescendo Club 25 cents is the minimum wager accepted. There were messenger-boys in uniform, errand-boys for various stores, who had stopped for a while with packages while on their way to make a delivery. "Women, young and old, pushed their way to the front, caring little for the foul language heard on all sides. Some of these females, less brazen than the others, remained on the sidewalk and gave their money to boys who, for a slight percentage, placed it for them with the poolsellers. The spirit of gambling engendered by this open violation of the law is spreading. There is a little newspaper vender named Willie who plies his trade at Lotta's foun tain. He sells the morning papers until the time the poolrooms open ; then he visits the gambling dens, gets the entries and the odds and makes a little book of his own. The other lads around the foun tain vie with each other in plunging, and Willie, like his ciders, takes the bets, issuing tickets and redeeming them when they call for winners. Of course, as may be expected, Willie only takes small bets, 10 or 15 cents being his'lirnit, but, just the same, he is doing a "commission broker's" business as legitimate as that conducted at 906 Market and 11 Ellis streets. Willie has not vet "Welched" like Fleming & Co. and iiauiuan of the Cres cendo Club have, but there is no telling he may learn to do that too. The Board of Supervisors, if they do not take some radical measure before next Monday, will be presented with a propo sition by the leading bookmakers, who are beginning to realize that the thieving fly by-night shops are likely to kill racing on this coast. It is based on the same cround as the employment office ordi nance. Some years ago unscrupulous men beean opening employment offices and adver tising for men to work at fair wages in the country. The laborers who came along were obliged to pay a slight commission to the office and likewise pay their fare to the place where they were supposed to get em ployment. Usually they were penniless when they reached there and had no mean 9to return here and tell how they were duped. To stop this thieving way of doing busi ness, affairs were so arranged that any one desiring to open an employment office in this City had to first apply to the Supervisors, when the application would be submitted to the License Collector, who would report back to the Supervisors after investigating the merits of the application. The bookmakers who are doing a legiti mate business propose to submit just such a proposition to the Supervisors and will ask that the cost of the license be fixed at $1000 instead of the present cost of $4. Such a license must necessarily be pro hibited in^the case of the men who are now running deadfalls for women, chil dren and men who know no better than to piace their money with gamblers who have repeatedly refused to pay their bets when they amounted to more than $50. DESERTED BY HER LOVER. The Reason Mrs. Mabel Wilson Gave for Poisoning Herself. Told Her Story in Letters to the Man, Her Mother and Sister and the Coroner. Because her lover had deserted her for another woman was the reason given by Mrs. Mabel Wilson, a young widow, in letter* addressed to the Coroner, her mother and sister and Albert E. Bartlett, for her suicide in the Acme House, 957 Market street, early yesterday morning. She had lived there for four months past and was apparently of irreproachable conduct. Her only male visitor had been Bartlett, whose home is the Belmont House, 1126 Market street. He was formerly on the revenue cutter Rush, but lately has been employed as a waiter in the People's Palace. The name of the woman for whom she accused him of leav ing her is Josie Krueger, a frequenter of the Thalia resort. Mrs. "Wilson had been very despondent lately, and on Wednesday evening she purchased some strychnifie from a drug store across the street. One of her lady acquaintances remained up with her for the nieht. About 3 a. m. this lady, who occupied an adjoining room, heard tome groaning. The door of Mrs. Wilson's ruom was opened and she was discovered in a dying condition, having taken the strychnine. An antidote was admin istered by a clerk of the Owl drugstore, and the woman was taken to the Receiv ing Hospital, where she died soon after arrival. In Mrs. Wilson's room were found four letters. One was addressed to Bartlett, at 1126 Market street, room 17, as follows: My Darling Al: When you get this letter I will be cold in death, and you may realize what you have done by leaving me and going with that other woman. You wili get tired of her and wish for me when it is too late, but, my darling, be as happy as you can, and know that 1 died loving you. Your own Mabel. A letter to the Coroner read: To the Coroner: I have committed suicide on account of Albert E. Bartlett of the United States steamer Rush, formerly, but at the pres ent time waiter 33 in the People's Palace. He left me and is now living with a woman by the name of Josie Kruger, a frequenter of the Tha lia, and living at the Belmont House, 1126 Market street, room 17. I cannot live without him. My name is Mrs. Mabel Wilson. The mother of Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. L. A. Ellis, lives at Irvington Mission, Santa Clara County. The following letter was addressed to her: Dear Mamma: Forgive me for doing the deed that I am doing, but Al Bartlett has left me and he is all the world to me, and I cannot iive without hiai. A charity woman separated us ami he will not come back to me. Mamma, dear.plerse keep my things. Your unhappy daughter, Mabel. I*. S.— Put Al's letter in my coffin with me. The fourth letter was to her sister, Mrs. E. T. Gage, of 39 Dorland street. It wr.s: Dear Sitter: Good-by. I am killing myself, for Al lias left me and 1 cannot live without him. Never let the children know that their aunt done such a deed. Good-by, dear sister. Mabel. Mrs. Wilson formerly lived with her sis ter. Her body is now at the Morgue. HIS MANY VICTIMS. John Hill, an Old Keal Estate Dealer, in a Hi. l Fix. John Hill, a real estate dealer, was ar rested last Saturday on a warrant at the instance of Charles L. Deming of Larkin street, charging him with obtaining money under false pretenses. Hill, who is an old man, represented to Deming that he was about to close an important real estate deal and only needed a small sum of money to complete the negotiations. Dem ing gave him a check for $G, and found that the deal only existed in Hill's imag ination. The case was called in Judge Conlan's court on Monday and continued for a week. Since then the police have been notified that Hill obtained money from the follow ing persons on the same representation: Professor C. de Lani/e, James Christy, If. V. Acker, .T. Green, Stelline Brothers, G. Gatto, Isaac Perm5 r , Fred Kistimmacher, James C. Talbot, S. Gabriel, Timothy Cooley, R. E. Low, M. Cadogan, Mrs. L. Hall and others, the amounts ranging Inm $3 to $10. NEW TO-DAY. TBS AEOLIAN ! The Highly Accomplished Queen of Italy Calls It "The Greatest Musical In- vention of the Centnrys" And that Queen of Song, Mme. Melba, says: "I; could not understand how an instrument requiring no musical knowl- edge in the performer could be artistic from a musician's standpoint. I. believe no one can understand it unless they do as 1 did— see it and hear it played." ■ Queen Victoria and Mrs. Grover Cleve- land heard it— and bought it. , . . • You can come and hear — we invite every lover of music and harmony. ; It costs no more than I a piano— yet I its possibilities are even greater. - It is a grand Parlor Orchestra, partly automatic, but with volume, speed and expression under the control of the player. It \is the one and only instrument for] those who have music in their souls, though not in their fingers. Come and hear ■ it, no % matter whether you can afford to buy it or not. KOHLER & CHASE, 28 O'FARRELL STREET. Descriptive Booklets Free. STRATTON WITHDRAWS. Dissolution of One of the Best Known Law Firms in the City. HANDLED IMMENSE INTERESTS Stratton Said to Have Earned One of the Largest Fees Ever Paid on the Coast. The retirement of F. S. Stratton from the law firm of Morrison, Stratton cfe Foer ster was formally announced yesterday. Mr. Stratton withdrew from the firm on the first of the present month, though for private reasons the change was not then made public. The retiring member and also Morrison and Foerster admit that for months the partnership was not. agreeable. This is said to be due partly to Stratton's four or five months' vacation, from which he has just returned. "Mr. Stratton's withdrawal from the firm has no significance whatever," said Mr. Morrison yesterday. "Our relations are perfectly friendly and I can only say it is one of those business changes which are liable to occur at any time. True, Mr. Stratton has been away for some time, but that really cut very little if any figure in the change. "It may be said, in a general way, that the retiring member has not been in the best of health, and consequently not fitted to do as much work as Mr. Foerster and my self. Of course we have had our little dif ferences of opinion, but nothing of a serious nature. Our business will continue as usual, the presumption being that Mr. Stratton will carry with him the patronage he brought into the firm. The change was originaJly contemplated for the first of the year." "There is really rio 'story' connected with my withdrawal from the firm of Morrison, Stratton & Foerster," Mr. Stratton said yes terday. "Before I went to Europe in July last, it was agreed that I should withdraw. Our financial differences were satisfactorily adjusted and the necessary papers and re ceipts exchanged. I had a perfect right to remain away one, two, four or twelve months, if I so desired. As a matter of fact, I was gone just four months, ana our partnership was to end with the new year, but it was thought best by all parties con cerned to end the connection at once." The rirmlof Morrison, Stratton & Foer ster was organized July 1, 1892, Mr. Strat ton being admitted at" that time. They were attorneys for the Crocker Estate Com pany, and in many instances represented the "private interests of Cnarles F. and William H. Crocker. Probably the greatest event in the his tory of the firm was the masterly way in which Mr. Stratton handled the famous Hunter will contest, finally bringing it to a successful issue. The fee earned in this case is said to be one of the largest ever paid an attorney, bein^ variously estimated at from $100,000 to $200,000. CRICKET AND TENNIS. Joe Acton, the Famous Wrestler, Has Met With mi Accident. The Olympic Club's tennis annex will soon hold its quarterly tournament. It is expected that some very clever contests will result among O'Brien, Crowell and Bliven. Crowell is an Kastern player of note. Bliven hails from Stanford College, and is the present holder of the medal. He has captured the prize twice, and it will become his exclusive property should he win it the third time. Smith O'Brien, the ciever young architect, has also won the medal twice, and- is now practicing daily in the hope of defeating his opponents in the final struggle for supremacy. The friends of John Elliott are, however, very confident that the great Western authority on amateur athletics will dispose of his competitors in short order, and Elliott shares in the same belief. The many friends of Joe Acton, the wrestler, will regret to learn that the once famous athlete is now suffering at his home from a sprained leg which will keep him indoors for several weeks. Acton has a large family dependent upon him for support, and doubtless some of his friends NEW TO-DAT. 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Send or jtbeb circular and testimonials. ~? permanent cur* Address DATOL MEDICINE CO., 632 MarKet street. San Francisco, For Sale by BBOOKB- PHABMAgif , 119 PoweU street. will give tne "Little Demon" a pleasant call when they read of his present unfor tunate condition. , ... The North Pacific Coast Railroad will run a train to Duncans Mills Saturday afternoon for the accommodation or anglers. The train will connect at Sausa lito with the boat that leaves this City ae«t 1-45 p. m. and return the following Monday. The Pacific Cricket Club will hold its an nual dinner at 419 Pine street Saturday evening. The members look forward to this gathering as one of the most pleasant features of the year. Although very little interest is taken at this time of the year in yachting, the pa trons of the sport are talking of the elec tions which will be held between now and tne beginning of next year's yachting season. The California Yacht Club will hold its annual election on the evening of the 26th inst. The Corinthians will have their annual meeting ana election January 29. The San Franciscos will elect officers February 13, and the Encinals of Alameda will have their annual meeting and elec tion March 3. Several new yachts will be added to the local fleet next year. AT THE SPANISH CHUKCH. Celebration of the Feast of Oar Lady of Guadalupe. Special services in observance of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe were held at the church of the same name at Broad way and Mason street yesterday. The usual choir was enlarged to twenty for the occasion. There was a full orchestra with violin and harp. Rossi's mass was ren dered with fine effect, as was an Aye Maria, by S. Arrillaga, the organist and choir leader. Father Viladomat delivered the com memorative sermon, in the course of which he referred to the recent coronation of Our Lady in Mexico, which took place with imposing ceremonies. HOW ORE WAS SAMPLED. More Testimony Taken in the Hale and Norcross Case. Evidence as to the Percentages to Be Expected on the Various Assays. The Hale (feXorcross case passed another four hours yesterday before Judge Heb bard. The testimony related principally to the method of taking the car samples and the value of the assays from them. James H. Kincaiu of the Occidental mine was on the stand during most of the morning session. He told of the way in which the men took a handful of the con tents of each car and threw it into tho sample box, and how eight or ten pounds from the box were sent to the assayer. He said under cross-examination by Mr. Bag gett that a 6.") per cent return on the car sample assay was a good figure on ordinary ores, but if the ore was free from clay the sample properly taken and the ore prop erly milled it might return from 70 to 80 per cent. The court then asked what the witness would think of a return of 28 cent 3 a ton on ore which showed, by the car-sample assays, to be worth $14 a ton. The witness thought that such a return would show that there was a great error somewhere, either in taking the samplesor in smelting the ore. "Suppose again," the court asked, "you I had ore assayed by car samples at $28 and after all expenses were paid you received $7 80?" The witness thought it would indicate bad work somewhere. He would quit sending any more ore to tne mHI if no bet ter returns were made and he was satisfied with his car-sample assay. But, ne added, he would not mill anybody's ore on the car sample assay, for he did .not consider it accurate enough. If he received 52 per cent of the car-sample assay and 75 per cent of the battery assay, both being properly taken, he would feel it was cor rect. In the afternoon George R. Morgan of the Nevada branch of the Bank of Califor nia was called to explain certain transac tions between his bank and the Bullion Exchange of Carson, and C. S. Histe was called to explain the workings of the bat tery and to show how it is that the returns on the ore fall short of the battery assays. The recent severe weather in New Zea land killed wild ducks in thousands.