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FIREMEN ACCUSED OF THEFT AT A FIRE
Foreman of Engine Nine
and Four Extramen
TO BE CALLED FOR TRIAL
Says No Man Who
J Steals Can Remain in
A DENIAL OF THE CHARGE.
First Time lq Over Two Years That
Members Have Been Charged
"No man who steals can be a member of
tins department, and no member of the
department who steals can remain in it
while I have anything to do with it."
This remark was made Dy Chief En
gineer Siulivan last night, and it was
uttered in a manner so emphatic that there
.was no mistaking that he meant what he
"There has not been a charge of theft
against any member of the department for
more than two years, and you may judge
. of my surprise," continued the Chief,
• "when late Saturday night I was told that
several members of Engine Company 9
had committed a theft at the fire in the
clothing-house, corner of Bush and Bat
tery streets, a short time since.
"A memberof the company toid me that
he had seen several of the men with panta
loons stolen from that lire and several with
vests that came from the same place, and
a- 1 sized it up thero must have been a
sackful of clothes.
•'A wacon-load of clothes stolen from
there?" repeated the Chief. "No, that's a
mistake; there was not more than a sack
ful. I questioned my informant very
closely and told him he was making a
serious accusation against me, so I wanted
him to be sure as to what he was talking
about. He repeated what he had said, and
after further investigation I became con
vinced that he was telling the truth.
'I discovered that neither the driver nor
the enfnneor were implicated in the matter,
so I interviewed the stoker, who was trans
ferred to the company on the first of the
month, for the purpose of finding out if
any one at the fire had thrown or placed
any clothing in his wagon to take to the
engine-house. He said that he had not
carried anything unusual in his wagon,
; and I believe he told the tiuth.
"I notified Commissioner Bohen, the
president of the board, and also spoke to
other Commissioners, and they at once
; desired me to investigate the charge and,
if the facts warranted it, to suspend the
men and then prefer charges against them
; before the board.
"The following day being Sunday, but
■. little couid be done ; but on Monday I
went at it bright and early, and by the
time I got through, James W. Buchanan,
the foreman of the company, and Extra
men W. H. Cronan, Mulvaney, Holmes
and Cullenden were suspended. They
will be charged and ordered to appear for
. trial before the board.' 1
Before suspending the men, the Chief
sent for them and told them of the aCCUSa
' "Each and everyone of them," said the
Chief, "denied the charge, as it was to be
rspected they would. This is a serious
.atter, and the officers of the department
■• not want to keep it dark, for they do
not want any crooked work. Tt is unfor
tunate that such a thing should have oc
curred, and particularly at this time when
this man Willey has been making so many
. arjres that were without any basis of
The Chief stated further that a search
had been made for the clothing, but it
could not be discovered.
Buchanan, who keeps a saloon on Mis
sion street, was not at his place of business
last evening, and it was stated there that
he had said in the afternoon that he had a
little business to attend to and would not
return to the saloon.
DOCKERY IS PERSONATED.
Practical Joke Played Upon the
Boy Driver of a Milk
Warrants Out for the Arrest of the
Two Jokers Who Are Sought by
Detectives have for a week been search
ing for two young men who played a
practical joke on the driver of a milk
wagon belonging to Mitchell's Sunnyside
Dairy by representing themselves as
assistants of Milk Inspector Dockery.
The driver, a boy named Peters, was
coming into the City on the night of Mon
day, December 9, with a load of ruilk.
When he came to Thirtieth street and San
Jose avenue two young men stepped in
front Of his horses and said, "Hold on,
there; we are Dockery's assistants and we
want to examine your milk."
The boy, seeing there was no use in
offerine resistance to Dockery or his
assistants, promptly pulled up and said,
'Go ahead; you'll find the milk pure
The pseudo assistants put something
like a red pencil into the cans and one of
them remarked: "The milk is pure to a
certain extent, but there isn't enough
butter fat." Without saying another
word they emptied thirty-six gallons of
miik into the ditch and coolly walked
away. . . ... .
The boy drove back to the dairy with the
empty cans and told Mitchell that
Dockery's assistants had poured out the
milk because they said there was not
enough butter fat. Mitchell was mad, and
when" he met Dockery he asked him what
his assistants meant by dumping out pure
milk. Dockery denied the charge, and
explanations followed. It was then seen
that the two young men had played a
practical joKe upon Peters, and the ponce
were notified. . .
Peterß gave an accurate description of
the two young men, and the detectives are
patisfied they will be able to lay their
hands upon them. Yesterday morning
Peters swore to "John Doe" and "Richard
Roe" warrants for the arrest of the two
"jokers" on the charge of falsely imper
sonating another man, and the proba
bility is they will be arrested soon.
The joke has been an unfortunate one
•for Peters. Mitchell discharged him and
refuses to pay him his wages unless he
makes good the loss of the thirty-six gal
lons of milk.
Cheap Japanese Goods.
The Chamber of Commerce and the Manu
facturers' and Producers' Association have
taken up the matter of discussing the threat
ened swamping of the country by Japanese
coolie-made goods in earnest, and committees
from both bodies will meet to review the situa
tion within a few days. At a recent meeting of
the association Julian Sonntag, A. Sbarbaro
and J. B. Currier were appointed as a special
committee to meet the Chamber of Commerce
committee. Yesterday tho president of the
latier body appointed as its committee Edward
i. Lukens, H. Dutard and Wakefield Baker,
ihese committees will decide upon the advisa
bility of warning Congress of the danger
and requesting the enactment of protective
HELD TO ANSWER
Witnesses Testify Against Mrs. Schnller
in the Preliminary Kxaiuination.
The preliminary examination of Mrs.
Eugenia Schuller on the charge of arson
was concluded before Judge Low yester
day morning, and she was held to answer
before the Superior Court in $3000 bonds.
The house set on fire is situated on the
southeast corner of Lyon and Oak streets.
The flames were fortunately extinguished
before much d^maee was done, and the
work of tho incendiary was manifest.
Eight witnesses were examined for the
prosecution, and their testimony was very
strong against the defendant. It was, in
effect, what was published at the time of
Attorney Ferral, for the defendant,
made a motion to dismiss, but it was re
fused. He then said he had no evidence
to offer, and the Judge held the de
AFTER TEMPTING TOMES
Mayor Sutro Says That Parsons
and Teachers Purloin
Startling Statements Made at a Meet
ing of the City Hall Com
Mayor Sutro made the startling state
ment yesterday that clergymen and
schoolteachers are the most inveterate
bookthieves known to library superinten
dents. This announcement came like a
thunderbolt out of a clear sky during a
meeting of the Board of New City Hall
Commissioners, and Auditor Broderick
and City and County Attorney Creswe'l,
the other members present, sat and lis
tened in a dazed way, while the Mayor
rambled on teiling of the cunning ways of
booktiiieves and how valuable volumes
often disappeared and could never be
traced because the ones who took them
were believed to be above suspicion.
The Mayor's pronunciamento was
brought about by an application from ih,e
trustees of the Free Library for a private
and secure room where valuable books
could be kept from being purloined. The
application stated thai rare and expensive
works often disappeared without any sus
picious character being seen about the
shelves where they are kept, and that
something must be done to stop the
This seemed to startle the Mayor from a
reverie, for he sat bolt upright in his chair,
into the depths of which he had sunk in
his customary attitude while the others
"I consider that such a course would be
a great mistake," he said, "and more likely
to increase the number of books lost than
to remedy the evil. The place for these
books is in a public place where the thieves
cannot escape attention from the employes
of the library. Of course, locked cases
would be necessary, but better that than
the loss of valuable volumes.
•'I don't know wbetber you gentlemen
are aware of it, but it is an absolute fact
that clergymen and schoolteachers are the
worst bookthieves known.
'Library superintendents who know
their failing keep a more strict watch over
these classes of men than on any other,
and they have opportunities for observa
tion that are denied those not connected
with libraries. The reasons for their
proueness to earn' away books that do not
belong them are numerous.
"In the first place, they are, in the
majority, lovers of books, and often,
through inability to purchase the book
they are tempted" to take them when they
believe themselves to be unobserved.
Another thing is that ministers do not
believe it any sin or crime to steal books
that they do not think are proper reading
for the public.
"Next to ministers and teachers, artists
are the greatest annoyance to libraries.
They see rare old engravings in books that
they happen to want, and have an easy
way of getting them. A string, moistened
in the mouth, is laid in the book close to
where the leaves join the cover and the
volume is closed.
"Within a few moments a gentle tug
will bring the leaf away entire, and only a
close scrutiny will betray the loss the
volume has sustained.
"Therefore," resumed the Mayor, "if
we put them in a private room away from
the watchful eyes of those paid to look
after them we may be sure of a greater
loss than ever, for it will be easier for
these people to carry out their purpose.
No. let us keep them in plain sight so that
everybody who has a right to can keep a
watchful eye on them."
No one seemed to have any comments to
make and the Mayor branched off on his
library and told of some of his literary
"We've got the Parliamentary debates
of England, 300 or 400 volumes, that be
longed to Lord Macaulay," he said, "and
we have tne lawbooks of England com
piled by Earl Cairns. We've got books on
papyrus, Aztec books from Mexico — every
thing. Come and see."
After thu meeting Mayor Sutro stated
that his impression that clergymen and
teachers were the most inveterate thieves
had been gained from reading and from
library experts with whom he had con
versed about his own collection of literary
COLTS AT OPEN AUCTION
Crack Youngsters From Rancho
Del Paso Bring Good
Walter S. Hobart Adds Another Son of
Salvator to His String of
Good prices ruled at the sale of the blue
blooded colts from J. B. Haggin's Rancho
del Paso last night. There were thirty
eight put under the hammer and $13,495
was realized, an average of $855 a head.
The sale was conducted by Killip <fc Co. at
their yards on Market street, near Van
When the first horse was trotted out at
7:30 the big tent in which the sale was
held was crowded with horse-fanciers. Most
of the men who have horses at the track
were present or were represented. The
animals were ail of fine stock and had
notable brothers and sisters, some of
whom had done wonders or. the track.
This made it possible that some of the
youngsters on sale would be among the
record-breakers of the next few years.
Prominent among those who took an
active interest in the bidding were: F. H.
Burke, Green B. Norris, A. B. Stemler, M.
A. Gunst, Matt Burns, Dan Honig, JT. F.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1895.
Tarpey, H. H. Hunt, J. E. Terry, Joe 1711
--man, "J. C. Humphrey, Eddte Greaney,
Frank Van Ness, "Daegie" Smith, Joseph
Clark, Judge J. J. Burke, Charles Kerr,
Andrew Jackson. A. Joseph, Captain Grif
fith. W. M. Murray, Joseph Harvey, E. J.
Tobin, John Mackay and Ed Powe.
The bidding was active from the first.
The colts were all in good condition and
they were of the stock that the horsemen
present wanted. There was little enthusi
asm manifested, however, till the sale was
Then A. B. Spreckels, Ed Corrigan,
Barney Schreiber, Jim Neale and W. S.
Leake arrived. There was a lull in the
sale while these gentlemen were given
seats within the ring itself. Then the
auctioneer renewed his work, but it was
to a livelier accompaniment of higher bids
The highest price of the evening was
$2100. It was given by a representative of
W. S. Hobart for a chestnut colt of Sal
vator foaled in April of last year. The
youngster is out of Widow Clicquot and is a
brother to Sallie Clicquot, who i9 a two
year-old winner of this season. He is also
a brother of Bright Phoebus, a horse which
won a longshot for Mr. Hobart only a few
Only' $500 was bid at the start. But thai
amount was doubled at the next bid and
no advance was less than $100. A. B.
Stemler and Green Norris also wanted this
One of the bargains of the sale was a bay
filly by imported Sir Modred out of the
sister of Jim Douglass. The filly is 20
months old. She is a beautiful animal and
is eutered for the California Nursery
stakes of 1896. She was purchased by
Hoag & Little for $775.
Another of Sir Modred's get was bought
by Frank Van Ness. This was a chestnut
colt out of Dixianne. He brought $825.
The animal is a full brother of Sir Excess,
who has won $32,000 for his owner, and of
Connoisseur, who won $21,000 last year
when only two years of age.
Prices for the animals whose relatives
have not made great records ranged from
$105 up. Some of the purchases of lessor
note were bay filly by Salvator out of De
light, $260, Captain Godfrey; bay colt by
Tyrant out of Electricity, $350, Peter
Mitchell; bay rilly by Torso out of Ex
tract, $250, Eddie* Greaney; bay rilly by
Fitz James out of Hearsa, $300, Captain
Godfrey; bay filly by imp. Midlothian out
of Lady Leinster, $nOO, Jim Neale; chest
nut colt by Tyrant out of Prose, $300,
Westchester stables; black colt by imp.
Calvados out of Sabrina, $4tiO. Benny Ben
jamin ; chestnut colt by imp. Midlothian
out of Starlight, $1100, A. J. Stemler;
Drown filly by Torso out of Test. $300, A.
B. Spreckels; bay colt by imp. Calvados
out of Typhoon, $420, Captain Godfrey ;
brown geldine by imp. St. Andrew out of
Viola, $450, \V.' S. Hobart; and chestnut
filly by Take Notice out of Whisban, $430,
There is to be another sale to-night at
the same place of fourteen yearlings and
two tsvo-year-olds from the stock farms of
Marcus Daly and J. B. Chase in Montana.
Tue animals are ail highly bred.
NEEDED POLICE STATION,
To Be Located on Oak Street,
One Block From the Park
The Supervisors Are Willing and
All Depends on Chief
It is almost an assured fact that a new
police station and branch receiving hos
pital are soon to be established in the
abandoned power-hou«e of the Oak- street
line at the corner of Broderick and Oak
For years past a police station has been
wanted somewhere in or near the Pan
handle and Richmond districts.
When the Mtirket-street Railway Com
pany virtually abandoned the power-house
of the Oak-Street road the residents and
property-owners of the district saw their
opportunity and petitioned the Super
visors and Police Commissioners.
Both these bodies acknowledged that a
Ft ation was needed in that part of the
City, and allowed it to be inferred that, if
the railway company would lease the
power-house to the City for police uur
poses, they would establish a station at
Foremost amonx the loading spirits in
the movement is Dr. F. F. Lord. He was
one of the first to bring the need of a
police station near the park to the atten
tion of the Supervisors and Commission
ers, and since the favorable order passed
by the former body he has been assiduous
in his efforts to secure the 00-operation of
the Commissioners ai I Chief Crowley.
Chief Crowley promised yesterday that
he would have a talk witu the railway
people regarding the lease of the power
house for a police station. He has placed
himself on record as beirg iti favor of es
tablishing a new station at that point, and
as soon as he says the word the thing will
Said Dr. Lord yesterday: "Chief Crow
ley is the one on whom we solely rely now.
The Supervisors have passed their order,
and, if the Chief approves, we will have a
station. There is noc a part of the City
where a section of the Police Department
is more needed. There is a station on
Seventeenth street, between Howard and
Mission, one on Folsom street, one on
Jackson, near Polk, one on the water
front and one in South San Francisco, but
none in the Richmond ana Panhandle
districts. But that is not all. If the City
locates a station in the Oak-street power
house we will have a branch Receiving
Hospital. There i? no place in the whole
City where a hospital is so badly needed.
Accidents at the rate of twenty or thirty a
week occur in the park and on the drives
leading thereto, and the nearest station
from which ambulances can be sent is the
"I (am told the City cannot afford to
build or buy a station building, and it was
at once obvious to the Supervisors that the
lease of the power-house was a move in the
interests of economy. As soon as Chief
Crowley consults the Southern Pacific and
completes negotiations for the building we
will complete our arrungeruents for the
branch Receiving Hospital."
Dr. Lord and three or four other physi
cians living in the neighborhood have sig
nitied their willingness to give their emer
gency services gratis for the sake of having
the station and branch Receiving Hospital
FEDERAL COURT CALENDAR.
UNITED STATES CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS.
G. W. Hunt vs. Farmers' Loan and Trust
Company; transcript liled from Oregon.
UNITED STATES CIRCUIT COUBT.
Bullion and Exchange Bank vs. Otto et al.;
UNITED STATES CIECOIT COURT.
Walkerley et al. vs. Barker et al.; on argu
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT.
United States vs. Howell; on trial; both sides
UNITED BTATES CIRCUIT COURT.
Bullion and Exchange Bank vs. Otto et. al. ;
on argument (botu cases).
UNITED STATES CIRCUIT COURT.
Walkerley et al. vs. Barker ct al.; or. argu
Casebolt vs. Omnibus Cable Company.
Rischmeller vs. McWhlrter et al.
Atlantic Trust Company vs. Woodbridge C.
and I. CotnDany.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT.
United States vs. Howell; on argument be
(JooD Looks of all kinds to be closed out for
what they will bring. Auction in the evening.
747 Market street. •
POOLSELLERS WILL FIGHT
Have Strong Objections to the
Interference of the
THREE MORE ARRESTS MADE.
Sergeant John Martin and Officer
Harter Ably Illustrate How to
Handle a Mob.
The police and the pool men are havine
a fight. Chief Crowley, realizing that the
"Belfry" harpies have been violating the
law, has sent his officers down upon them
and six of the tribes have been arrested.
The first three roomkeepers— John Stay
sen, alias Stensil, John D. Bowman and
William Jackman— were gathered in Mon
day and, through Sam Regensburger, their
attorney, they have obtained a continuance
of their case until Friday next. The other
three— George D. Givens, W. 'Lawrence
and Frank Ward— were gathered in yester
day afternoon and their cases are to come
up this morning. There are sixteen more
arrests to be made, but there seems to be a
disposition on the part of the police to
work the thing eraduaily, especially as the
arrested parties intend to fight for what
they claim are their rights.
"Billy" Stensil, who was the first pugil
istic manager James J. Corbett had, is
the only one so far who seems to be willing
to knuckle down and pay his fine for hav
ing violated the Ellert ordinance prohibit
ing the sale of pools on races outside of
the inclosure wherein the races occur. He
is in exactly the same position his fellow
pool-sellers of the "Belfry" are, but he is
frank enough to acknowledge the corn,
sayine: "I'll pay my fine like a man; I'm
no kicker," and as a mental reservation he
says to himself, "I'll open up again until
The men who have been arrested have
suffered no more hardship than is caused
by their having to put up $100 bail money.
They feel confident that the worst they
will get for violating the law is a fine of
$25, and they are willing to pay this
tribute to the'municipality for the privi
lege of running their games fora few days.
William Kennedy, who owns one oi the
poolroom 1 * in the "Belfry," stands out
prominent among his confreres. He feels
strong, as he is probably the only one in
the entire, lot who would pay a bet in the
three figures. He has got money, and,
while he is not included in the solid eight .
of pool-sellers who get their odds from the i
track, he declares tnat he is just as good .
as they are and will not close up under ;
pressure unless they do.
"I am not satisfied.", he stated yester- !
day, "with the way things are being con
ducted in the 'Bellry.' These fellows put ;
up their odds before they are put up at ;
the track. I do not. I wait until the
odds are penciled at the 'Morgue' or the
'Receiving Vault' and I copy them."
There is a whole story in Kennedy's
quaint way of putting things. He calls i
Hallinan and Corbett's houses the ■■
"Morgue" and "Receiving Vault" respect- I
OFFICER lIARTER ARRESTS UIS MAN AM) QUELLS THE MOB.
[Sketched by a "Call 1 ' artist.]
ively. These poolrooms are in the solid
eight ring, with connections at the rare
track or its environs, so as to receive the
odds and winners. He and the other
room keepers in the "Belfry" have been
shut out of equal advantages, and they
have been conducting pool-gambling pure
and simple, without making any pretense
to the collection of commissions.
'•I propose to stick by my business as
long as anybody else does," asserted Mr.
Kennedy. "I send money to the track
every morning, and I make bpts down
town. I make them legitimately, because
the odds I lay are taken from Corbett &
Co.'b boards us fast as they are put np. If
I haven't a direct wire to the track, they
have, so what's the difference? When a
man makes a bet with me I charge him 10
cents commission. Yes, I'm all right,
and I'll tight the thing out."
Kennedy is honest in his belief that he
has a right to run so long a.« anybody else's
place is open. But, tnen, Kennedy is but
one of a score who are doing business with
out license and the other nineteen are bold
in their violation of the law.
Now that the arrests nave been made
convictions should be secured, and The
Call as cheerfully tells Prosecuting At
torney Dare how* to be successful as it
pointed the way out how to make the
The pool men, strong in their position of
commission brokers, which entitles them
to deal in race tickets under the Wallace
decision, should have confined themselves
strictly to a commission business. In
other words, they should have been in
connection with the racetrack pool-sellers
so as to place all moneys deposited with
them in town. For this service they should
have charged a commission from each cus
All of this the "Belfry" men have not
done. They have never had a connection
with the racetrack, and they have not col
lected a cent commission from any pur
chaser ofjja pool ticket. Hence all their
betting has been a gamble pure and
simple and contrary to the Ellert ordi
nance. But the strong point against the
men under arrest is this: To do a com
mission business, the buying or selling
place being at the track, they must neces
sarily have waited for the odds on the
races to be laid at the track before quoting
them downtown. They never did this.
Quite the contrary.
Hours before the track bookmakers
ventured to post their odds, the down
town harpies had their odds up and were
selling. T.ie eight big houses and Ken
nedy, the only institutions in the down
town business having any monetary back
ing, did not post their odds until they
were la?d at the track, but the bucket-shops
the police have begun to raid cared little
what they did. With them it was simpiy
a case of gather in as much money as pos
sible, and, if a customer happened to win,
refuse to pay him.
Yesterday afternoon Ellis street was
comparatively clear of the crowd of women
and children who formerly congregated in
front of the poolrooms. The police raids
had a salutary effect. But there occurred
one incident which shows what power the
police have when they care to enforce it.
One of the young men frequenters of the
rooms reached the sidewalk and, encoun
tering a candy-monger with his tray of
sweets, he kicked both over.
At that moment Officer Harper came up
and he took the belligerent fellow in. In
less than five minutes Ellis street was
black with people. The gamblers from all
the poolrooms came rushing out, thinking
another raid was taking place.
They crowded around Harter and made
it decidedly uncomfortable for him. How
ever, Harter, who was formerly a sergeant
on the force, and who is probably one of
the stoutest-hearted men in the depart
ment, held on to his prisoner with one
hand, and dragging him along pushed the
crowd right and left with the other. He
fought his way up the street in excellent
shape, and there met his sergeant, John
Martin, who had been attracted to the
scene by the shouts of the mob.
The two officers made short work of the
crowd and soon cleared the street. Such
men on Ellis street would have been a
great boon to the shopkeepers.
EIGHTY THOUSAND CASH
Naphtaly, Freidenreich & Acker
man's Fee From the
The Supreme Court Has Affirmed the
Allowance— Judge Temple's
The Supreme Court has affirmed the
decision of Judge Coffey allowingNaphtaly,
Freidenreich & Ackerman $80,000 counsel
fees for services as attorneys to James
Pennie, administrator of the Blythe estate.
Pennie was administrator of the Blythe
estate, by virtue of his office as Public
Administrator, from 1889 to 1893. The
firm named acted as counsel for 'him, and
when it came to a settling up at the end
of his term there was trouble. Naphtaly,
Freidenreich & Ackerman asked to have
fees allowed them, and Judge Coffey
finally settled on $80,000 as the proper
figure. This was only reached, however,
after much testimony had been taken, the
burden of which was that the sum should
be $90,000. or even $100,000. In the end,
however, Florence Blythe Hinckley agreed
to the figure, but Freese was obdurate and
refused to pay it until the Supreme Court
had passed upon the question, and so he
appealed. The Supreme Court has just
affirmed Judge Coffey's allowance.
In rendering its decision the court de
clares that the amount had been properly
fixed, albeit it was a trifle high, and it sees
no reason to reverse tbe order allowing it,
particularly as Mrs. Hinckley, the one
principally interested, had already agreed
to pp.y it. Tacked on to this opinion, how
ever, is one by Judge Temple. Judge
Temple concurred only because Mrs.
Hinckley had agreed to the figure herself,
but he declared that the amount was much
more than should have been allowed.
These fees, he says, should be fixed by a
court precisely as if the court itself had to
pay them, and if this were done he thinks
such fees would be of more rare occurence.
WALKERLEY WILL CASE.
English Heirs' Action to Enforce the
Trust Nov. Being Argued in the
The case of the several English heirs of
WilliamWalkerley against Trustees Colu
mbus Bartlett, Frank Barker and Martin
Bacon to compel a specific performance of
the trust in the will was partly argued be
fore Judge Beatty of the United States Cir
cuit Court yesterday.
The Supreme Court of this State decided
that the trust was void because a definite
period of time had been designated, and
the court held that to carry out the terms
of the trust to the letter might defeat the
very intention of the will. The estate con
sists of about $400,000 worth of property in
Oakland, and ii includes the Pacific-Union
Club buiiding and site on Post and Stock
Recently a distribution of the property
was made to the widow of the deceased,
now Mrs. William F. Burbank of Oakland,
by an order of the Alimeda County Pro
bate Court under the Supreme Court's de
The English heirs ignore the State Su
preme Court's decision entirely in their
action and demand that the trust be car
ried out. The main questions are as to
the validity of the trust and as to whether
the decision of the State Supreme Court is
binding on the trustees and others con
THE REV. DR TOJI TAKADO
Japan Wants American Goods,
but Can Get Them Only
A BIG BLOCKADE EVERYWHERE.
Urgency of Reducing Railroad and
Steamship Rates— Cotton and
Iron for Japan.
The Rev. Dr. Toji Takado of Tokio, who
some time since finished a theological
course in the Imperial University of
Japan, and has since completed a post
graduate course in the University of Edin
burgh, is in the City.
Dr. Takado is the son of an iron and
agricultural implement manufacturer in
Tokio. He has been fitting himself for
the ministry of the Presbyterian church,
and will enter the field in Japan. While
abroad he has paid all his own expenses,
not being dependent in any way on the
During his absence he has spent a good
deal of time in France, Germany and Eng-
The Rev. Dr. Toji Takado.
[From a photograph.]
land, as well as in Scotland. Theinforma
tion which he has gathered abroad, he
hopes, so he said yesterday, to put to the
best possible use in his own country.
He also considers Japan a ripe field for
Christian teachers. The doctor is exceed
ingly well informed on the commercial
and other interests of Japan. He regrets,
so he says, that there is not a greater trade
between that empire and the United
"People on the Pacific Coast wonder,"
he said, "'that Japan does not buy more
goods in this country. It is easily ex
plained. It is because the freight rates
are so high between the two countries.
The result is that England has been get
ting nearly all the business.
"We can get goods from England for
practically one-third of the freight tariff
that we can from America. It is much the
same with passenger rates. When lam in
New York, as I was the other day, I can
go from that city across the Atlantic to
Liverpool and on around east to my home
in Tokio for $170.
"Bur. to cross the American continent to
San Francisco and go on to Tokio. though
the distance is only about one-third as
great, lam obliged to pay $300. So, tao, I
can cross the Atlantic from New York to
Liverpool and back for $15. But if I want
to cross the Pacific from San Francisco to
Tokio and return I must pay about $350.
It is such contrasts as these standing out
hard against us that cause us to buy Eng
lish goodß and travel by way of England.
"If I am in New York and want to send
a little package of goods to Tokio, the cost
by way of Liverpool will be only about one
third what it would be via this City. There
is a big difference against btisinesshere, no
matter how you look at it. If these freight
and passenger rates could be reduced.
Japan would very gladly trade to a far
greater extent with America.
"There are many new agricultural pro
ductions and mechanical contrivances from
America in Japan, but they are almost all
imported through English merchants.
,lai>an has also spent several hundred
thousand dollars for fancy chickens, horses
and hogs in the United States, the cattle
coming largely from Nevada, Wyoming,
California and such State? as Indiana and
Kentucky. They were all obtained through
English merchants, aided by a few specu
lators in Tokio. We now btiy also cotton
from the Southern State?, through the
"The West Virginia and Alabama iron
will be imported in Japan from this coun
try, but it will be through London, I sup
"In my own opinion, San Francisco is
no longer the first port for trade between
the United States and Japan. It is already
manifested in Japanese travelers and ship
ments of the Japanese merchants, for both
import and export. They do it through
London and the Suez canal generally, for
it is about one-half the rates of the Pacific.
If they need to make haste they ship from
Vancouver instead of ban Francisco.
"Japanese travelers and visitors come to
the United States now by Vancouver and
return by Europe or the same.
"Many Japanese come here because the
wages are better than any other part of the
country, but the trading is not. The over
land railroad rates and the steamship rates
should therefore be lowered.
"You have certainly a fine opportunity
to get the trade of Japan. The cotton and
iron of the Southern States, which Japan
is now about ready to import, should all
come here via the Union and South
ern Pacific roads. It will, and the
business of San Francisco will be enor
mously increased, if only the railroads and
steamships will reduce traffic charges, so
that our country can get what it needs di
rect from you.
Mr. Takado will sail fot home Saturday
in the City of Peking.
CARING FOR THE TOTS.
The Management of the Children's
Hospital in Urgent Need of
The management of the Children's
Hospital is having much difficulty in
meeting the current expenses of the insti
tution and unless the charitable public
comes at. once to the rescue there is a
danger that the little ones will be un
There is a rule that no sick child shall
be turned away and there are sixty little
invalids to be cared for now. They require
the attention of about thirty nurses and
Mrs. W. P. Dutton of the board of
managers reports that 800 sheets have to
be laundried every month. While
physicians of the City have been very
generous to the institution medicines are
The ladies of the board of managers will
be at the hospital all day Decemoer 20, 21
and 22 to receive donations. Provisions
will be gladly received, but ruouey is
PINCHED AND CAREWORN, .
As Worn by Many American Women.
■ [SPECIAL TO OCR LADY BEAD2BS.] ■; ' - -
The ¥ tell-tale face "is worn by many
American ■women, and is a symptom of
symptoms, a signal of distress.
While women- do
fctv all in their power to
JSSaL hide their condition,
• /£»S fafejv 1 the practised^ eye
a Jl^liil soon detects the
M When pain3 and
ffifgsjfiMilß" ' ; .''*fi aches are felt in
/^j^p^^^l^ every part of tho
J2s%*\ 0(^y» when fain t-
l^^ei'li ri'llara that bearing-down
jJ^^liipLj H feeling prevail, ■
lisSltlf vLJi w^ en ' ' oss of s^ ec P
JES&& 1 i^^L and appetite are . re "
~- mHrWH !"pCvir uc ' n S flesh daily,
mM'^m llS\ H friends is irksome,
bBWi m m frienda is irksome,
' Shwl lira an^ the hopeless «
raM a j |]lH " blues " predomi- ,
mj^';"' |J I^Mffl nate, then the face -
BHt'||K I 1 ISI is pinched, haggard,
Milili :'I i m and careworn, and ■
i*j! 'I I % ?ll rom relief is neo
W$ Wvi .*\ iOM essai T» or ' a beauti* .
' /Isiffll % II 'tw ful life will be sacri- '
|ISB|»|ff An American <ro- ■
>pl|Sw^ji^^ ■ Pinkham, } a student
l'|PrJ|^^^ of women and their
r^p^r diseases, twenty • *
"** years ago succeeded
in producing an absolute' cure for all dis-
eases of women. Lydia E. Pinkhahi's
Vegetable Compound stands to-day as it. *
did then, pre-eminent. . . '. •*
Mrs. H. Wampler, of Barabo, Wis., '
whose letter we were permitted to pub-
lish last year, writes
that she hopes Mrs. /^K^a^B^
Pinkham will continue $ffif|jp'^il& '
to use her name, as the |§p^*' >: ~ 4isj» :
publication in newspa- 9O <"tt£&Jßf
pers of the account of vv* *&Wrj.
her own wonderful cure )i -*~w 3
and relief from years of jfc. * -*3*3'
; misery has been the -gflraKSM^f
means of influencing "
many -suffering women -
to try Lydia E. Pink-
ham's Vegetable Compound, and become
well like herself. Mrs. Wampler feels,
and rightly, too, that in this way she is
doing a great good.
It's human nature to ad-
mire beauty; that's why so
many people visit our store —
day and evening.
Dainty reception-chair and
rocker for Christmas — either
(good) or both (better).
Like pictures, in birdseye
maple, golden birch or ma-
hogany. Cane or uphol-
stered seat— as you like. •
Furniture looks better
than pictures can show it
A tea-table is always a
welcome addition to any
home. Add one this Christ-
. ' Like the picture (dainty
bits of hand-carving on top)
is one of our newest — but
we've scores to choose from. ■
f ■.■■■■ 1
You don't buy a dressing-
case every year ; better get
one that suits exactly. It
doesn't cost any more to
select from scores than from
a stock of half a dozen.
Something pretty and ap-
propriate, yet inexpensive?
Very well ., we suggest:
Oak cobbler-seat arm-rocker, $3 25.
. White and gold photograph panel, $3. -
Dainty reception-chair (upholstered), $2 25.
Sofa-cushions (different coverings), $1.
. \ Oak comfort-rocker (arms), $2 50. . ; V*-^ :
Carpets . Rugs . Mattings
...'" (N. P. Cole & Co.)
117-123 Geary Street.
Wnsliiiiston, JO. C
The Hotel "Par .Excellence" .
Of the >»tioa*l Capital. First class In all appoint-
meata. ; • ' • •" U. UkWITT. I'reia. ;
j American plan, $3 per day and