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Red Cross Day at the Churches.
Services for Memorial Day.
Children to Bring Gifts.
Oakland Office San Francisco Call, i
908 Broadway, May 28.
This is to be soldiers' week in Oakland. |
Orders, it is said, have been issued from
headquarters, but have not yet been made
absolute, that on Thursday next the local
soldier boys g * Into camp preparatory to
joining the American forces in the Philip
For several we*ks Companies A and F
of the Fifth Infantry in this city and
Company G in Alameda have been pre
paring themselves for the call which will
Boon arrive. They are well equipped and
well drilled, and for the first time in their
history they are face to face with the
crucial test of loyalty. . . .
Many of them for years have been sol
diers on parade, and have officiated at
full-dress ceremonies. They have always
been classed as gallant and brave, but ,
hitherto gallantry and bravery have
never been put to the test.
Oakland always has been gTcatly inter
ested In the doings of her two companies
of militia. In a social way, in addition
to their soldier duties,. the boys have been
popular, and have always been much in
evidence. Mo one doubts that they will
ail be just as willing to shoulder their
muskets and march and actual warfare
as. they have been in the past when on
escort duty or taking part in the grand
march at one of their military balls.
When the orders came a few weeks ago
for the guardsmen to enroll afresh as
volunteers, holding themselves in readl
ness to proceed to the? front at a few
hours' notice, over 90 per cent of the boys
at once signed the roll. The remainder
consisted of a few married men with
families, who are willing to go if neces
sary, and a few who are incapacitated
by sickness.
"The situation in Alameda is the same.
Company <: is now busy .filling up its !
ranks, which have been' depleted by th«
leaving of many of the boys who have
gone to the front in other companies. A
recruiting station was opened to-day at
Haywards for the purpose of recruiting
sufficient men to make Company G's
muster roll complete.
There is little doubt that the majority
of the Oakland men will pass the medical
nation, for most of them have, al- j
ready -:"-ed themselves of their physi- \
cal ability to pass the army test. If any
should be thrown out on this account,
there is a very robust corps of emergency !
men, .< ho have already taken the , oath
and who stand ready to enter the vol
unteer company as soon as called on.
There Is a general desire to keep the
Oakland companies on this • side of the
bay until they go on board the transport.
It has been proved during the past few
weeks that the climate of the Presidio
Is not as pleasant nor as healthful as |
that of this side of the bay. There are
over here large tracts quite as convenient
to the bay as the Presidio which could be
used for camp grounds, and would make
excellent places for drill. In addition to
these advantages, the Oakland Red Cross
Society and the many organized and un
official agencies which are working to
enhance the comforts of the soldiers
would have a special field in ■which to
work and this would, no doubt, be very
acceptable to the Fifth Regiment.
There are now many. OaKland boys in
camp at the Presidio suffering for want of
necessaries, and this morning they sent
a letter to the Red Cross League stating
their needs and asking that the ladies
take steps to supply them The result of
their letter has been that the league has
decided to pay particular attention to the
needs of Oakland militiamen. If the Fifth
Infantry when ordered into camp were
etationed on this side there is no doubt
that when ordered to Manila they would be
the best-equipped regiment leaving these
slt was not known till the boys com
menced upon their camp life how greatly
In need of clothing and necessaries many
of them were. Little notes have been re
ceived from the Presidio to personal
friends In this city which have disclosed
a state of affairs of which few were
aware. The soldiers are not ordinarily
wealthy, and many of them have nothing
of" this world's goods, but It seems to be
realized now that each volunteer is per
forming- in a measure the duty of those
who stayed at home and that consequent
ly the soldiers' need is a debt that must
be liquidated, and not in any sense a
plaint for charity to be grudgingly satls-
There would be about SOO men of the
Fifth Regiment, and it would be the pride
of Oakland to have those men over here
and send them forth lacking for nothing,
as well as make the remaining weeks ;of
their stay comparatively happy.
Prominent Young Men Expect
Their Services to Be
An order has been Issued by Captain
Lefllngwell of the Oakland Light Cavalry
for a meeting at headquarters next Mon
day night. The cavalry is fast getting
into shape for active service, and Con
gressman Hilborn and Senator Perkins
have been asked to use their influence in
having the brigade accepted.
There are nearly l'W members who have
taken the oath and who are drilling in
the headquarters in the Macdonough
building. Next Monday a communication
is expected from army headquarters that
may decide the fate of the brigade. The
members are among the best-known of
Oakland's young men. and nearly all of
them are now engaged in lucrative posi
tions. But they all declarr their willing
npps to take the field at a day's notice.
Captain Leffingwell is an old cavalry
iran and at present engaged in newspaper
work. First Lieutenant H. F. Pugh has
ha* 1 experience as a guardsmen, and
Is • Jitor of the Tribune. First Lieutenant
A. A. Moore Jr. is a deputy District At
torney, ami Second Lieutenant Abe P.
Leach is an attorney. All are very popu
lar and have been prominent for some
years in local social circles.
The Red Cross League Will Be
Greatly Helped by To
day's Collections.
Th« Mlnißtoria! Union has sent out ln
vitations to the pastors of all churches
to hold Red Cross services to-morrow
morning. Many of the preachers have
promised to preach special sermons on
this great hum&nitariaji society. The con
tributions will be turned over to the local
society, and every one is requested to
bring special offerings to fhe league.
Lieutenant L. M. Cobbledick of the
National Guard, who was f<>r many years
an officer in the Boys' Brigade, is or
ganizing an independent company of in
fantry in East Oakland, which, when
properly. dr.i!Jed s will offer its services to
the Government.
In West Oakland an independent cav
alry corps is also being organized by F.
Luttrell, and already over sixty have en
The Catholic Knights of America have
passed a resolution agreeing to make
pond all delinquent dues and assessments
of members who go to the war. The An
clent Order of Hibernians some weeks
ago passed a similar resolution.
The services at the churches to-morrow
will be of a patriotic nature. In the
evening at the Church of the Advent
there will be special services, with elab
orate decorations of flags and flowers,
which is somewhat new in the Episcopal
church. At this service Mrs. Blake-Al
verson will sing "God Save Our Lnion.
Various Societies Will Visit the
Soldiers' Plot and Con
duct Exercises.
Capt. C. K. King and the First Regiment
California Veteran Reserve* will assemble
to-morrow evening at the First Baptist
Church, where Rev. C. H. Hobart will
deliver a memorial sermon.
On Monday. Memorial day, there will
be no parade in this city, but the vet
erans wili assemble at Eleventh* and
Washington streets. whence they
will go to the soldiers' plot in Mountain
View Cemetery and conduct memorial
services. The following programme will
be carried out:
Reveille, Bugler Carr'll J. Orton: Intro
ductory remarks, president of the day, Past
Commander S. P. Knight of Appomattox Port
No 50, O. A. R.; prayer. Rev. James Curry,
D. D., Lyon Post No. 8, G. A. R.; President
Lincoln's address at the dedication of Gettys
burg Cemetery, Mrs. Marion Seagrave. presi
dent Phil Sheridan CtaSte No. '•>. Ladies of the
GAR' "Salute the Old Defender." pupils
of' the Central School, P. M. Flayer principal;
oration. Rev. Arnold T. Xeedham, Admiral D.
D. Port-r P«rt No. 1». G. A. R. ; "BL'St Re
the Ground" (quart't), J. A. Britton. i . \\ .
Gushing J. H. Todd. G. H. Collins; placing
of flags on soldiers 1 graves, Sons of Veterans,
Colonel E. I>. Baker Camp No. 5: strewing of
flowers by comrades of the G. A. R.. Woman s
Pellef Corps, Ladies of the G. A. R. and Sons
of Veterans; firing salute, by Company A.
Veteran Reserves, under command of Captain
C. K. King; taps, Bugler Carroll J. Orton.
On the evening of Memorial Day exer
cises will be held in the Brooklyn Pres
byterian Church. East Oakland. The ex
ercises will be as follows:
Organ voluntary. Mrs. C. H. Daly; remarks.
President of the Evening Past Commander J.
R Kcupham of Admiral Porter Post No. 169.
o' A R - prayer. Rev. James Curry, D.D..
Lvon'Post No. 8, G. A. R. ; "Columbia the
Gem of the Ocean," Brooklyn Presbyterian
church choir; recitation, "Murfreesboro Miss
Bertha M. Clark; oration, Comrade E. M. Gib
son. Lyon Post No. 8, G. A. R.; -The Star-
SpanKled Banner," Mrs. Charles Poulter; reci
tation. -'Drake's Address to the American
Flag. 1 ' Miss Georgia Horton; "Salute the Old
Defender," pupils o£ Central School. P. M.
Fisher, principal; remarks. Colonel Charles L.
Pierce Commander California Division. Sons of
Veterans; "Flag of Our Heroes." quartet. J.
A. Britton. F. W. Gushing. J. H Todd, G. H.
Collins.; "America," by the audience; bene
diction, Rev. James Curry, D.D., Ljon Post
Xo 8 G A. R. ; taps. Bugler Carroll J. Orton.
Accuses His Wife of Not Wanting a
Union Between the Boy and
His Parent.
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,
908 Broadway, May 28.
Clar© Depue. 13 years old, and residing
at the home of G. M. Blair, 676 Tenth
street, Oakland, has been missing since
January 31 last, when he called at Lafay
ette School, Oakland, to get his books,
though he would not give any reason for
leaving nor tell where he was going.
His father was in the East, and had
sent for him repeatedly, but his step
mother would not allow him to go. The
boy nas no friends outside of Oakland,
and had no means supplied him with
which to get away or support himself af
ter leaving, while he is too young and
inexperienced to earn a living.
Those who know the boy cannot credit
the story of his stepmother that he has
turned runaway, and justify the conclu
sion of his father that he has been spirit
ed away out of motives of maliciousness,
and through the collusion of her friends.
The last positive trace of the boy was
when he made an alleged call at a Mrs.
Sadie Blaney's at 1327 Oak street, San
Francisco, to whom ■he is said to hay«
confided the fact that he Intended to run
The boy is large of his age, with light
brown hair 'and gray eyes. Any informa
tion of his whereabouts or clue as to who
is harboring him, will be thankfully re
ceived by his father, J. E. Depue, who
has come to the coast especially to hunt
for his boy.
Ask Support of Representatives.
OAKLAND, May 28.— The following res
olution was unanimously adopted by the
Oakland Board of Trade at its last meet
"Whereas. The present interstate com
merce act has been rendered ineffective
In its operation tnrough decisions and dis
coveries of courts giving an interpreta
tion to its provisions contrary to • the
original understanding of its scope and
purposes; and whereas, without addi
tional enactment the Interstate Com
merce Commission has no authority, cx
press or implied, to fix rates of transpor
tation nor to prevent the present injur
ious discrimination against local traffic
and in favor of like service on similar
goods imported from foreign ports; and
■whereas, in our opinion, an effectual
remedy for existing transportation evila
and abuses is provided for by Senate bill
No. 3354, recommended by the Interstate
Commerce Commission and introduced
by Senator Cullom January 22, 1898; be it
"Resolved. That we hereby request our
Senators and Representatives -in Congress
assembled, to use every endeavor to se
cure the early passage of the bill above
Praises for Dr. J. K. McLean.
OAKLAND. May 2S.— The Outlook, the
Congregational organ of the Lnited
States, has the following this week re
garding a well-known citizen of this city:
"One of the most useful theological sem
inaries In the country is that at Oakland,
Cal., under the presidency of Rev. J. K.
McLean, D.D. Few men in the country
are more deservedly honored than Dr Mc-
Lean, and few men are better qualified
for the presidency of such an institution.
He combines large scholarship, unques
tioned spiritual power, long experience in
the pastorate, with natural ability and a
judicial quality of mind which make him
an admirable guide for those studying for
the ministry. In a comparatively new
country, where life Is not so well consoli
dated "as in older regions, such qualities
of leadership are peculiarly valuable.
Discussed Sunday-School Work.
OAKLAND, May 2S.— "The Sunday-
Schools In California" was the theme of
Karl S. Bingham of San Jose, secretary of
the State Sunday-school Union, before
the County Unfon this evening in the
First Presbyterian Church. He was fol-
Ibwed by Rev. E. B. Hayes of Modesto,
formerly president of the California
Christian Endeavor Union, on "The Aim
of Sunday-school Work." The afternoon
session was addressed by Rev. E. R. Ben
neft of the Twenty-third Avenue Baptist
Church on "What Should the Home Do
press or implied, to fix rates of transpor
tation nor to prevent the present injur
ious discrimination against local traffic
and in favor of like service on similar
goods imported from foreign ports; and
whereas, in our opinion, an effectual
remedy for existing transportation evila
and abuses is provided for by Senate bill
No. 3354, recommended by the Interstate
Commerce Commission and introduced
by Senator Cullom January 22, 1898; be It
"Resolved, That we -hereby request our
Senators and Representatives -in Congress
assembled, to use every endeavor to se
cure the early passage of the bill above
Praises for Dr. J. K. McLean.
OAKLAND. May 2S.— The Outlook, the
Congregational organ of the Lnited
States, has the following this week re
garding a well-known citizen of this city:
"One of the most useful theological sem
inaries in the country is that at Oakland,
Cal., under the presidency of Rev. J. K.
McLean, D.D. Few men in the country
are more deservedly honored than Dr Mc-
Lean, and few men are better qualified
for the presidency of such an institution.
He combines large scholarship, unques
tioned spiritual power, long experience in
the pastorate, with natural ability and a
judicial quality of mind which make him
an admirable guide for those studying for
the ministry. In a comparatively new
country. where life Is not so well consoli
dated "as in older regions, such qualities
of leadership are peculiarly valuable.
Discussed Sunday-School Work.
OAKLAND, May 2S.— "The Sunday-
Schools In California" was the theme of
Karl S. Bingham of San Jose, secretary of
the State Sunday-school Union, before
the County Union this evening in the
■Mrst Presbyterian Church. He was fol-
Jbwed by Rev. E. B. Hayes of Modesto,
formerly president of the California
Christian Endeavor Union, on "The Aim
of Sunday-school Work." The afternoon
session was addressed by Rev. E. R. Ben
neft of the Twenty-third Avenue Baptist
Church on "What Should the Home Do
i for the Sunday-school?" He was followed
1 by George D. Gray, after which a basket
lunch was partaken of. •
Young Society Ladies at Work.
OAKLAND, May 28.— Society was
largely represented at . the Crellin resi
dence this afternoon and evening- at the
i Red Cross benefit given by the • Young
Ladies 1 Whist Club. Silken flags and
tropical plants made the place exceed
ingly pleasant. ■ r ._
The hostesses were- Misses Mona and
Laura Crellin, Miss Gail Converse, Miss
Mary. Barker, Miss Lilian Strong, Miss
Ethel Kittredge, Miss Florence Starr,
Miss Louise Simmons, Miss Kmma Ma
honey, Miss Margaret Knight and Miss
Elsie" McElrath. They were assisted by
Miss Olive Middleton. Miss Harriet Kit
tredge Miss Bertha McElrath, Miss
Chrissie Toft, Miss Ruth Metcalf, Miss
Helene Bell, Misses Jennie -and Ethel
Crellin and Mrs. J. C. Hampton. Over
! 100 invitations had been issued, almost
j all of which were accepted. The recep
tion hours were 3 to 6 and 8 to- 10 p. m.
Several excellent musical numbers were
rendered by well-known and r popular
talei.t. ' -;- „■ ■- . : . „ '.', :...,.
Will Prohibit Shoddy Mills.
OAKLAND, May 28.— The City Council
committee has been notified by City At
torney Dow that it has the power to pro
i hibit the erection of factories that might
! endanger the lives and health of the com
, munity. It will report an ordinance pro
hibiting the locating of the - proposed
shoddy mills at Second ajid Jackson
streets on this showing 1 on behalf of a
protest by the surrounding property
owners. :
Oakland News Items.
OAKLAND, May Judge J. P. Ames
has presented the First Methodist Epis
copal Church with a handsome fourteen
foot flag, and Contractor Llbbey will do
nate a 22-foot pole and place it upon the
top of that edifice, from which to fly it.
The General Kirkham residence/corner
of Eighth and Oak streets, was sold to
day under an order of the court for
$7200 Dr. E. 11. Wheeler, a son-in-law,
was the purchaser. The lot is 200x300 feet,
with improvements.
President Williams of the California
Jockey Club has presented the ladies of
the Fablola Hospital Association -with a
check for $2255, the receipts for the Derby
Maria Lundquist has ! filed a suit for
divorce against her husband, Charles H. j
Lundquist. She charges him with ex- \
treme cruelty previous to desertion, and
seeks an absolute divorce. .
Williams Buried.
ALA MED A, May 28.— The body of W.
H. Williams, who was killed on Sunday
last by Mrs. W. M. Gregory, was buried
this afternoon by Deputy Coroner Fow
ler. Last evening a gentleman who did
not want his name known called at the
Morgue and gave Mr. Fowler money with
which to provide a decent burial. He
directed that the receipt for the lot in
the cemetery should be sent to Alfred R.
Bellamy, London.
Alameda News Notes.
ALAMEDA, May 28.— A corps of ladies
of the Red Cross Society is hard at work
making fever bandages for the soldiers
and the work will be continued on Mon
day and all the week if necessary.
Company G will go to Diamond Canyon
to-morrow morning for silhouette target
practice, and in the afternoon will have
its anniversary banquet at the . Leona
Heights Hotel.
Professor Jordan of Stanford University
will lecture on the Passion Play at the
Unitarian church to-morrow evening for
the benefit of the Red Cross League.
Joe Hooker Post, G. A. R., will attend
services at the Park street Methodist
Church in a body to-morrow evening, and
appropriate memorial services will be
The graduating class of '9S of the High
School will give a party at Armory Hall
on the evening of Thursday, June 9.
Died From Alcoholism.
BERKELEY. May 28.— The Coroner's in
quest, held this evening over the remains
of Mrs. Mary Chatfleld, the nurse, who
was found dead in her room In the Cali
fornia Hotel yesterday morning, resulted
in the verdict that death was due to con
gested pneumonia and alcoholism.
Volunteers Elect Officers.
BERKELEY. May 28.— The Berkeley
volunteers held a meeting in Odd Fellows'
Hall last night and elected their officers.
Dr. J. G. Jessup was chosen captain;
Bert V'ilson, first lieutenant; A. L. J.
Woods, second lieutenant, and P. G.
Betts, first sergeant. The company now
numbers ninety-two men. . It will go as
a body to-morrow evening to attend the
services held in the First Congregational
Church on Dana street.
Berkeley News Notes.
BERKELEY. May 28.— A sneak thief en
tered the premises of the Peralta Uni
versity Academy last Thursday night,
while the commencement exercises were
in progress, and carried off several of
the tin boxes in which the students keep
their valuables. Several of them con
tained drawing instruments valued at $10
a set.
The Young Men's Republican Club has
elected W. H. Waste, C. D. Maloney and
James Henry as delegates to the Repub
lican League convention to be held in
San Francisco next Tuesday.
Mrs. J. G. Lemmon of Oakland will ad
dress a mass meeting of the Red ~ross
Society, to be held in the First Congre
gational Church to-morrow afternoon at
Dr. Dille Sustained by
the Pastors' Union.
Because They Declined to Handle
Any of the Tickets for the
Benefit of Last Friday
at Emeryville.
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,
908 Broadway, May 28.
At a meeting of the Pastors' Union of
Oakland, held to-day, the following was
The Pastors' I'nion of the city of
Oakland desires to express its
hearty approval of the recent utter
ances of its president, Hey. Dr. E.
R. Dille, respecting the demoraliz
ing influence of the Emeryville
racetrack, and the patronage it has
received from benevolent
and other organizations and enter
prises. We are ever in deepest and
truest sympathy with our beloved
Fabiola Hospital, and with all legit
imate and proper efforts to add to
its resources for doing good, but
we deplore the recent use of the
racetrack, with all its baneful ac
cessories and activities, to add to
the financial strength of this cher
ished and worthy institution. Such
an act cannot but add to the harm
ful Influence of the racetrack, while
it will ti-nd to weaken any worthy
institution or movement which
adopts it. We beseech all friends
of t\k morals of aur city and vicin
ity to duly consider the Limitless
amount of evil constantly resulting
from the racetrack, and to refrain
from all advertisement of and al
liance with this harmful institu
J. K. Mo LEAN,
H. m. Mcknight.
Upon motion of Rev. C. H. Hobart, sec
onded by Rev. V. Marshall Law, the fol
lowing was also adopted:
Resolved, That this Pastors' Union
expresses its gratilication that the
Oakland branch of the Red Cross
Society declined to, dispose of
tickets for an alleged '•benefit" at
the Oakland race track, their action
being in harmony with their wise
policy of welcoming contributions
from all citizens and sources, but
allowing the society itself to be
used by none for advertising pur
Has Been Suspended and Will Have
Charges Placed Against Him.
OAKLAND, May 28.— Police Officer
Frank J. Downey has been suspended by
Chief Fletcher, and the detective force
put to work to find the missing 1 man.
The last seen of him was on Wednesday,
when he boarded the 5 p. m. train for San
Francisco. Ho left without leaving any
word with his family, but told soma
friends that he was going to Stockton.
It was too late for the boat at that hour,
and it is believed that he was under th<s
influence of liquor and did not know what
he was doing.
The Chief has no information regarding
Downey being under the influence of
liquor while on duty, although complaints
were made that he was not conducting
himself as an officer should. Charges will
be preferred against him of absenting
himself from duty without permission.
He was formerly an electric railway em
ploye, and has been doing duty on lower ,
Board of City Trustees Refuse an
Appropriation and Want a
Bond Election.
AT,AMEDA, May 2s.— At a special meet
ing of the Board of City Trustees last
evening permission was granted to the
Board of Education to pay $1400 for a
lot adjoining the Encinal School premises.
The matter of additional school facilities
•was then taken up. and the need for them
was shown. A motion was made that
$7000 be appropriated for the erection of
wings to the present sehoolhouses where
most needed. This motion was debated at
length, and was finally put to a vote and
lost. The sense of the board was that
a bond election should be held to raise
money enough to build a new structure.
The sentiment of a great many tax
payers, however, is against incurring any
further Indebtedness, and it is very doubt
ful if a bond proposition could be passed.
Death of Mrs. Adjutant Heffelman.
OAKLAND, May 28.— Mrs. Adjutant
Heffelman, who has been in charge of the
Salvation Army Rescue Home at Beulah,
died to-night. For some months she has
been suffering from dropsy, and her death
has been expected for some time.
J. Buller of Portland is at the Califor
nia. *
Frank E. Aiken is registered at the
Joseph D. Bproul and wife of Chlco are
at the Palace.
R. F. Watson of Marysvllle Is registered
at the California.
J. J. Wooley and wife of Log Angeles
are registered at the Baldwin.
Archdeacon and Mrs. Canham of Eng
land are registered at the Occidental.
W. Garrard, a mining man of Angels
Camp, Calaveras County, Is at the Grand.
Mrs. J. Rodman and Mrs. J. C. Aynen
of Washington are guests at the Occi
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Lewis of San Jose,
W. H. Patton, the politician of Los An
geles, are among those registered at the
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cook and Miss
Blanche Cook are among the guests at
the Lick, having come up from San Jose
on a pleasure trip.
George P. Morris of Randolph, Vt. ;
James P. Peck, an attorney of Merced;
and John R. Lyons, a wheat-raiser of
Walla Walla, are registered at the Lick.
Among the arrivals at the Occidental
are E. Jacob, the Visalia capitalist, G. M.
Ross of Copperopolis and C. R. Sydney,
the founder of Sydneyville, in Mariposa
Among the naval officers at the Occi
dental are: W. S. Halsey, Surgeon C. T.
Hibbard, both of Mare Island; J. E. Cann,
U. S. N.; Ensign Harri3 Laning, U. S. N.;
and B. M. Lombard, U. S. N.
W. A. Steel, The Call's representative
and business manager in Seattle, is a
guest at the Grand. He is well and favor
ably known in the Northwest, and has
come to this city on a much-needed vaca
Among those registered at the Palace
are ex-Mayor Ben U. Steinman of Sacra
mento; Thomas Couch, a Montana mining
man; R. E. Pierce, a prominent physician
of San Jose; and R. E. Steele, a Pesca
dero dairyman.
J, Marlon Brooks, the Los Angeles law
yer and politician: Fred Cox, the Sacra
mento banker; Carl E. JLindsay. District
Attorney of Santa Cruz; Frank D. Ryan.
District Attorney of Sacramento; and
Prentiss Maslirf' of the Capitol City are
all at the Grand.
Captain Staden, a retired army officer
and clerk of the United States Circuit
Court at Portland, Or., and wife, who at
tended the graduation of their youngest
son at Stanford University, are now visit
ing their oldest son, Lieutenant Staden,
aid-de-camp to Brigadier-General Otis,
whom they do not expect to see again for
a long time, as he is booked for the Phil
ippines. Captain Staden and wife are
staying at the Occidental Hotel.
NEW YORK, May 28.— Alexander Ruth
erford of San " Francisco is at the Hol
land; Mr. and Mrs. F. Harren, San Fran
cisco, have gone to Paris.
Routings Will Be by Way of Mojave,
El Paso and New Orleans.
Rates via Ogden Not
Announcement of reductions in second
class rates was made In the offices of the
Southern Pacific Company yesterday af
ternoon, and created quite a stir in rail
road circles, for it is sufficient evidence
that the big corporation has at last de
cided to enter the field against the Cana
dian Pacific Railroad, which has for some
months been getting the major part of the
business to Eastern points. The reduc
tions will not affect first-class rates, and
aro intended to apply only from here to
three definite Eastern points, and will be
in effect on Sunday, June 5. The rates as
announced are: To St. Louis, ?37; Chi
cago, $32 50; New York, $42 55. As at pres
ent the rates are respectively $47 50, %S1 50
and $ii 6 M, the reductions are material
These rates will not affect the Ogden
gateway, and the routeings will most
probably be by way of El Paso, via the
Texas and Pacific Railroad, to St. .Louis
via the St. Louis and San Francisco Rail
way, New Orleans and the Illinois Cen
tral, and by Mojave and the Santa Fe.
East of Chicago the traffic will be han
dled by the Nickel Plate line.
As the company must file a list of the
contemplated rates with th<; Interstate
Commissioners and other details must be
complied with, they will sell on and after
June 5 tickets at the present rates with
a rebate order on the terminal point, i* or
instance, to Chicago $52 50 "will be collected
here, and $20 will be returned to the pas
senger when he reaches his point of des
tination. Therefore, until further notice,
the rebate plan will be in operation.
Again, the rates are good only from Sac
ramento or San Francisco eastward, the
rebate being $12 less from Los Angeles
thaji from this city. From intermediate
points the rates will be somewhat higher.
From San Jose the rate will be *1 25
over San Francisco; Stockton and Marys
ville $1 70 and $1 60 respectively over Sac
ramento; Fresno $:'> 75, Ilanford $4 05, Tu
lare and Visalia *5 and Bakerslseid $ti 90
over San Francisco; Mojave $11 S5 over
San Francisco and $3 75 over Los Angeles.
They Are About Exhausted, and He
May Plead Next Saturday.
Augustus C. Widber, the defaulting
Treasurer, has about exhausted all legal
t'Thnallties at his command, and It Is
thought that he will plead to the indict
ment against him next Saturday. \Vi<l
b*r was before Judge Cook yesterday
morning, and on taking up the case of
embezzlement the court dismissed the ue
murrer Introduced by the defendai t lust
week alleging that he had not been served
with a copy of the testimony taken at the
Grand Jury investigation of his case.
Attorney I'lexotto then introduced othor
demurrers to the Indictment. He claimed
that it did not clearly describe Widber's
offense. Judge Cook was not prepared to
decide the points raised and in conse
quence the ease went over for a week.
Should the court decide against Widber at
that time it is thought that he will plead
to the indictment.
The case of Charles Grant, a boy burg-
Lir ivho entered and looted houses of the
fashionabLe district, was next taken up.
The prisoner asked to be sent to Whittier
Reform SchooL Hlfl Honor consented
and sentenced him to the southern insti
tution until he shall become of age. As
Grant is now 1G he will remain in custody
for five years.
Nicholas Tends, convicted of arson in
the second degree for having set fire to a
restaurant at 21 Fifth street, was seu-
Ked to serve ten years in San Quentin
Patriotic Park Music To-Day.
The following programme of patriotic
music has been specially arranged for the
open-air concert in Uolden Gate Park to
Overture, "Merry Wtvea of Windsor" Nleolal
"Waltz, "O X" Warren
Seenos from "Emaiil" Verdi
i Descriptive, "A Musician Astray in the
Forest • Herman
! Selection, "The Serenade" Herbert
American overture on national airs
Arranged by Moses
"Hail Columbia," "Home Sweet Home,"
"Maryland, My Maryland." "Red,
White and Blue," "Yajikee Doodle,"
"Marching Through Georgia," "Ameri
ca," "Good Night, Ladles." "Dixie
Land." "Star Spangled Banner," finale.
Trombone solo from the "Bohemian Girl"
and paraphrase on the "Heart Bowed
Down" Baif e
Performed by F. K. Tobln.
"War Memories; or a Day in Camp"
D. W. Reeves
Contents: "Drummer's Call." "Re
veille," "Assembly," "Glory, Glory,
Hallelujah," "Surgeon's Call." "Stable
Call," "Teas on a Trenohfr," "Break
fast fall." "Guard Call." "Cavalry."
"Boots and Saddles," "The White Cock
ade," "Recall Cavalry," "Dinner Call,"
"Retreat," "Sunset Gun, rattoo."
Battle hymn, "Remember the Maine 1 ';••••••
"Atlas" March,"" dedicated to George H.
Thomas Post, G. A. R Friedlander
Betail Grocers Picnic.
Next Sunday will be the date of the
twenty-seventh anniversary picnic of the
retail grocers of this city, the old organi
zation "established in 1871, whose outings
have always been recognized by the
friends of the union and the general pub
lic as the real chance for a good time,
both for young and old. This year the
management of the picnic is under the
leadership of Vice-president Henry Hart
je, assisted by President J. T. Hurley,
Treasurer J. B. Mahoney, Secretary L. P.
Dolder, Messrs. George Heinemann, H.
Drewes, Henry Kohn, I* H. Kohn, D. \V .
Frische. Charles Mann, J. Dugan and
other members, whose names appear on
the elaborately constructed souvenir pro
gramme. The committee has done its best
for the entertainment of the guests of
the Retail Grocers' Protective Lnion. The
wholesalers have liberally contributed
nrizes for the occasion. Among them the
firm of Tillmann & Bendel have donated
an elegant silver tea set, and another old
time friend of the union, Ciaus Spreckels.
has again been particularly liberal to the
committee. The tea set mentioned will
form the first gate prize, and will surely
prove a good drawing card for the grand
success of this year's picnic.
The Yosemite Commission.
The Yosemite Valley Commissioner, W.
W. Foote, left yesterday afternoon for
the Yosemite Valley. The other Commis
sioners, with the exception of Governor
Budd, will leave for the same destination
this afternoon, to hold a meeting on Juna
1, when the question of letting the valley
privileges for the ensuing year will be
dealt with.
Alumni of St. Mary's College.
The annual meeting of the Alumni As
sociation of St. Mary's College will be
held at the Sacred Heart College, corner
of Eddy and Larkin streets, at 2 p. m.
to-day. The annual banquet of the asso
ciation will be held at the same place
to-morrow evening at 7 o'clock. A large
gathering of the graduates is expected on
both occasions.
Of 61,000 breweries In the world
25,000 are in Germany.
J. D. Beserra Loses a
Wife and Is Se
verely Beaten.
While Seated in the Patrol Wagon
He Is Attacked by a Sailor,
Who Breaks His
Beaten by his hated rivals severely
punched by a drunken sailor, and arrested
on a charge of exhibiting a deadly weap
on, were the misfortunes that befell J. D.
Beserra, a Spaniard, last night.
Several months ago Beserra left his wife
and two children and went to Los An
.geles. Learning that his wife had trans
ferred her affections to another man, he
determined to return to this city and
wreak vengeance on the usurper of his
domestic happiness. He arrived here last
evening, and buying a 32-caliber ! Colt's
revolver, he went to his wife's home at
657 Mission street, bent on killing his
hated rival. Meeting the latter in the
hallway he drew his revolver and at
tempted to shoot. His intended victim
seized him by the right arm, and after
a short struggle succeeded in disarming
The screams of Beserra" s wife attract
ed the attention of Policeman T. C.
Murphy, who placed the bloodthirsty
Spaniard under arrest. While on the
way to the City Prison in the patrol
wagon a drunken sailor, who gave his
name as Eugene Fraser, was picked up
and seated alongside of Beserra. After
carefully scrutinizing the latter, the
sailor, after accusing him of being a
Spanish spy, struck him a blow in the
face, fracturing his nose and closing one
of his eyes.
The sailor started to follow up his ad
vantage when Officer Murphy seized him
and held him until the prison was reach
ed. While struggling with the sailor
Murphy's hand was severely injured, and
Fraser was booked for drunkenness and
battery, and Beserra for exhibiting a
deadly weapon.
Beserra was indignant over the treat
ment accorded him. He claimed that he
had always provided for his wife and
could not understand why she refused to
kir"pr live wi*h him.
"This man Rivero, whom I attempted
to shoot," he declared, "I thought was
my friend. I took him to my house when
he was penniless, and fed him. .When I
learned that he had won the affections of
my wife I swore to be avenged. Why this
drunken sailor should accuse me of being
■ ■ spy .s<i-iii> scraiigf. i..> o a\ the it-asi.
When he struck me I was not prepared
for the assault,, hence his easy victory
over me. I have been in this country for
a number of years, and have taken little
interest in the present conflict between
Spain and the United States."
Races to Be Held Decoration Day to
Raise Funds.
The members of the Golden Gate Park
Driving Association held an enthusiastic
: meeting last night, and made final ar
! rangements for the trotting carnival to
be held at Oakland racetrack on Decora
tion day for the benefit of the speed track
in Golden Gate Park. E. H. Aigeltinger
presided, and after all the entries had
been made the classification committee,
composed of Directors James Chesley,
Frank O'Kane, E. Aigeltinger, C. E. Kapp
and Fred J. Vetter, reported the following
2:20 class— E. Stewart's Flunkett. E. Cerclafs
Golden West and Jim Chesley' s Palermo.
2:30 class— E. Aigeltlnger's Our Joe, B. D.
Schwartz' Bornlce B, F. O'Kanes Cora C. E.
Cerclat's Bishop Hero, F. Gourmet's Pardee
and J. Hutchlngs' Melwar.
2:40 class — D. Misner's Butcher Boy, R. F.
Gallagher's San Jose, J. C. Ohlandt's Haver
land, E. Stewart's Dandy Pat. C K. Kappa
Marguerite K. F. Meads Haverly and J. C.
Koss 1 General I^afayette.
2:50 class— R. F. Gallagher's Admiral Dewey,
W. Johnson's Lucky Dog, W. Dunn's Mamie
Wllkes. A. Schwartz" Ray Tamlrs.
3:m) class — J. Phillip's Annie G, J. Crowley's
Klngraft. L. Richardson's Jim and J. W.
Hanimerton's Alfred H.
Free-for-all — G. Berry's Alex Gregor, J. Wl
son's Hlgo del Diablo and F. O' Kane's Mon
W. T. Hommerton, P. Farrell and R. F. Gal
lagher were selected to act as judges and Tim
Crowley was unanimously chosen to officiate
as starter.
Federal Agents Investigate the Cost
of Manufacturing Various *
Special agents of the United States
Bureau of Labor are investigating the
cost of manufacturing various articles
of use and ornament throughout the
United States. A corps o£ the most skill
ful of these investigators, under Special
Agent Sheridan, is now engaged in look-
Ing into the cost of manufacturing Cali
fornia products, both by hand and macni
nery. They will not complete their labor
for some weeks, but the results, it is
said, will prove most satisfactory. It will
be shown that the cost of nearly all prod
ucts has been reduced from 20 to 100 per
cent by modern methods.
35 Years in the Alaska TTracJ©.
Rating Al— loo Lloyds,
Will Sail From Howard
Wharf No. 2— •*.;
JUNE 5, 18Q8,
— — DIRECT TO — —liste
Connecting With Our River Fleet,
". . "' — — FOR: "-..■.-■■.,•.
Our boats are the most powerful now in Alaska and ready for prompt dis-
No delays. Quick connections. No towing from San Francisco. Best
service en route. . Comfortable quarters. Courteous treatment. ,
Owning our own wharves, lighters, towboat, warehouses and hotel at St.
Michael. f- '■ ■ '■'-■ /-: ' ■/, ' * : ':'--
Merchandise orders or letters of credit on our various stations on the Yu- ■
kon River. No fee charged to passengers. . . •' • , s- ■ . .
: For Passenger and Freight Rates Apply to
entire stock of $SO,OOO worth, of DIAMONDS.
ETC., will be snld regardless of cost at 1036
Market at. Sale opens FRIDAY at 2 p. m.
"H. L. REED. Auctioneer.
Admits That He Is Willing to Com
promise With the Women He
Is Prosecuting.
Quite a crowd gathered in Judge Joach
imsen's courtroom yesterday, in the hope
of listening to some spicy testimony or
the reading of some of the interesting cor
respondence that has been mentioned dur
ing the present hearing. Disappointment
was In store for them, as the testimony
offered was short and dry, and no let
ters were read.
Mrs. Warren Newcombe. who resides at
625 Powell street, was the first witness
called, and under the cross-examination
of Attorney Baker it was elicited that
she had gone to Fresno on the 24th of
February of this year at the suggestion
of Captain Nevills for the purpose of
seeing Mrs. Williams, with a view to
suppressing the scandal that was about
to be made public. She stated that she
met Mr. Azhderian on the train, and they
discussed things. Mr. Baker tried to make
her admit that she learned that Azh
derian was on the same mission, but the
witness said she was unaware of it.
Mrs. Newe-ombe said that Mrs. Williams
was going to bring, a suit against the
captain for betrayal, and she went there
for the purpose of suppressing it. "I
stayed at the Grand Central with Mrs.
Williams the night of my arrival, and
was present when Mr. Nevills signed the
chtck." She said that she remained a
half hour, but heard no conversation be
tween the captain and his accuser. "Mrs.
Williams left the room to cash the check,
and on her return I left. I know that
she stayed in the hotel two or three days
nursing the captain." On imparting the
above information the witness was ex
cused, and Captain Nevills, the relentless
prosecutor of the alleged conspirators,
was tailed. He entered the courtroom
with a heavy tread, glanced at the
woman who charges him with the crime,
and was given a sweet smile of com
passion in return.
On taking the stand. Attorney Baker
handed him three or four spicy letters,
evidently written by the witness, and
asked him to acknowledge their authen
ticity, and also the meaning of certain
"What was the meaning of that, letter,
Mr. Baker asked, handing the witness a
billet defcx. "The meaning was that the
public knew that Elsie Williams was try
ing to extort money from .me," answered
"You stated you were willing to settle
with her, but you did not like to pay
lawyers." asked his questioner.
Captain Nevills tried to restrain his feel
ings, and said, "Read the letter."
Instead of complying with his request,
and much to the disappointment of those
in court, Mr. Baker handed it to the wit
He was asked whether he did not mean
by "that it was all out now" that the
matter had been found out by Mrs.
Nt'vills. "I did not mean my wife," an
swered the captain. "I meant that they
had told it to an attorney and sworn to
a complaint..
"You understood that she was going to
expose you to your wife?"
"Yes," said Nevills, "I supposed it wai
all out between us."
The last remark caused the persecuted
ladies to laugh outright, in which all
On objection by Mr. Dunne the court
ruled that the letters must be identified,
and Mr. Bakor obeyed. He handed the
witness a letter, and as the latter took
some time to examine the epistle, Mr.
Baker peevishly remarked: "Does it take
you as long as that to identify your hand
The witness answered: "In this case,
where there has been so many charges
of forgery, it does. It looks like my writ
The witness was shown a number of
other letters, all of which he declined to
identify, saying that he was not sure it
was his handwriting.
An adjournment was taken until next
Friday at 2 o'clock, when the captain will
be further catechised.
Committees Appointed and Prelim-
inaries Satisfactorily Arranged.
The State Convention of the Socialist
Labor party met in the Turk-street Tem
ple last evening for the arrangement of
preliminaries and the appointment of
committees. There was a good repre
sentation from all parts of the State and
a great deal of enthusiasm was mani
James Andrew of Berkeley was elected
chairman and Oliver Everett of San
Francisco secretary. The committeemen
elected were as follows: Credentials —
Hecht, King and Kingsley; order of busi
ness—Harriman and Wright; platform
and resolutions— Tug, Harriman, Franz,
Wilker.s and Wright; ways and means —
Grebs. Ogden, Harriman, Kingsley, Me-
Iver, Wright and Speed.
As the roll was called each delegate
gave a brief report of conditions and
progress in his part of the State, which
was very satisfactory. Each section of
the State has had substantial gains in
membership during the past year and the
propaganda committees have in all cases
done a great deal of work for the cause.
, The convention will reconvene at 10
o'clock this morning, when the actual
work of adopting a State platform, laying
out a plan of campaign and making nomi
nations will be taken up.

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