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BLAMES THE COMPANY FOR RECKLESS SPEED Child's Death Charged to Mar ket-Street Railway. Coroner's Jury Asks Supervisors to Reg ulate Speed of Electric Cars in Downtown Districts. THAT the said Thomas Kearney, age 6 years, residence 255 Stevenson street, in the City and County of San Francisco, came to his death at the City Receiving Hospital, in said city and county, on the 21st day of May, 1899, from shock due to in juries, and we do further find that his injuries were due to his be ing liin over by car No. 1111 of the Market Street Railroad Com pany, in charge of Motorman Tanner. We exonerate said motor man from all blame in the matter, as we believe from the evidence that he did not see the child until it was too late to prevent the ac cident. We censure the Market Street Railway Company for al lowing their cars to be run at such a rate of speed as to endanger life and limb by reason of motormen being unable to stop cars un der 40 feet, as was shown by the evidence, and we recommend that the Supervisors regulate the speed of said electric cars, es pecially in th? business district, so that the cars can be stopped instantly, if necessary to prevent an accident. The foregoing is the verdict of the , tier's jury which passed upon the Thomas Kearn< y. the child ; ii li car "ii Third street 5 afternoon. From the out he proceedings were of a farcical there being an apparent effort to bring "ut a* little testimony as Bible that would be against t Ji • ■ Market Railway Company. Frank Kelly, an attorney who attends to minor i in the Police Court for the railway company, sat at the right hand of Cor oner Hill and dictated what questions, should be ask- d. Under the law attorneys have rights which th.- Coroner must respect an inquest is in progress. They may attend through the courtesy ol that official, but have no standing in the premises otherwise. Coroner Haw kins would not permit attorneys to take any part in Inquests hold by him. •ring to glean the facts required without legal quibbling. The railroad .itt.'rn"y held the center of the stas-' yesterday. H« d ctated questions to be asked witnesses and before any one left the stand he was asked if he had any ' further questions to ask. The testi- I mony throughout was colorless, the ! witnesses without exception sayinp the ' killing of the child could not be avoided. The testimony was all on the same lines. Witnesses saw the boy Tommy Kearney run across the street to meet his father, apparently oblivious of im- i pending danger. The motorman was | running his car about eight miles an They Told of the Death of Tommy Kearney Under the Wheels of an Electric Car. hour and did not see the boy until he was between the tracks just in front of the <-ar. He was struck down, and the fender, which is attached to all electric cars operated in this city, failed to act. The trigger or apron attached to the front of the car did not release the fen der, which is attached to the front trucks rif the running gear. The boy was thrown under the wheels, those in front passing over his hips. His clothes caught in some projection and he was draged some sixty or eighty feet before the car was stopped. Ther>' was some contradictory testi mony as to passengers on the dummy obstructing the view of Motormaa Tan ner. Mrs. I. V. Butler, a passenger on the car, said there was do one on the front of the car. In this she was sup ported by Em|l ' Ney. The motorman was positive In his statement of a pas senger standing on the front step. In this statement he was supported feebly by several witnesses. The majority of these favored the corporation, there being apparently no witnesses for the prosecution. The inquest was the longest held un der the present administration. After the afternoon Bession the jury went to Kearny street, where they were shown the workings of the fender now in gen eral ush. William Tanner, motorman of the death-dealing 1 car, was the first wit ness. 11' testified to having seen nine years' service with the railroad com pany. For four years he has been a motorman and this was the first acci dent. His story <>f the accident was In effect that he did not see the child. Thomas Kearney, until the car was up "ii him. Tie was between two tracks and but a few feet in front of the car. Th>- motorman claimed his view in the direction v\ hence came the boy was obstructed by a man standing on the front sten of the car. The car was traveling eight miles an hour and the bell was n'H being rung. Questioned as to the fender, he said it was of the type used on all the cars of the Market street railway system. He had never seen any one knocked down and saved by them. The fender of his car was down but the child was behind it and under the wheels. In response to a juryman's question as to how the boy could pet behind the fender he said he was apparently t<>o small an object to force it into opera tion. The boy was but five feet away from his car and directly in front of it when he first saw him. He did not ring hi? bell. Patrolman James Cook was or. Third street when the accident occurred. He heard the hoy scream and looked around just in time to pep him disap pear under the car. When he went to rescue him the second wheels were pressing on his body and the car had to be moved back six inches before the bod: could be released. He thought the car ran forty feet after striking the boy. Thomas Carrick. the conductor of the car, could throw but littlf- light on the accident as he was at his post on the rear platform of the car. He thought they were traveling eight miles an hour as required by law. He could not say how quickly a car may be stopped, say ing it depended on conditions of speed and grade. Mrs. I. V. Butler was positive no one obstructed the view of the motorman, but softened her testimony by saying the accident was unavoidable. The boy had his head down and apparently was unaware of the approaching oar. Mrs. Butler stopped abruptly in the middle of her testimony to order the artists, who were working industriously trans ferring her features to their sketching pads, not to draw her picture. M. S. Stein, division superintendent of the Market Street Railway, waa the next witness. He was questioned THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, MAT 26, 1899. chiefly on the matter of fenders and of the character of Motorman Tanner. As the latter had never been in his office, he explained," his character was excel lent. The fenders had saved the llvea of peveral boys and dogs, and he be lieved the reason It had failed In this instance was because the boy was hit by the corner of the car and the portion of the body touched by the "trigger" of the fender was not of sufficient bulk to throw the fender into place. He de plored the accident which resulted in the boy's death, but said no apparatus is infallible. He said this was the first rase where a person got under a car since the present fenders were adopted. Charles Holland, a German, could speak no English, so an interpreter was pressed into service. It finally became necessary to secure another interpreter to interpret his interpretations. The jurymen and some spectators took a hand, entirely upsetting the gravity of the occasion. The jurymen accused the interpreter of rendering improper trans lations of the testimony. This he in dignantly denied, saying he knew his mother tongue. Nothing material was developed. The evening session was enlivened by E. Jacobson and Emll Ney. The former said he did not see the accident, but came to protest against the high rate of speed at which cars are run on Third street. He said they treveled ten or twelve miles an hour, and that where the car should have been stopped in live or six feet it required sixty or sev enty feet to bring it to a standstill. Emll Ney, a descendant of Marshal Ney "the bravest of the brave," in dulged in some crude repartee with Attorney Kelly. He first told, dramati cally, of the accident, of which he was an eye witness. Counselor Kelly ap parently thought his testimony had made an impression on the jury, and proceeded to question the garrulous witness. Kelly intimated that the wit ness had called upon him three times during the day. If given a position he would Dot appear as a witness nst the corporation. Ney grasped the situation and shouted at Kelly, "You can't bulldoze me! Didn't you borrow four luis from me six years ago at the State Legislature and never paid it back? You can't bulldoze me!" Kelly meekly said he had no further questions, and the witness retired in triumph. X. T. Kearney, father of the dead boy. traced his movements for a short time before the accident. He said he thought it was willful murder on the part of the motorman. If he had been looking ahead the accident would not have happened. Dr. Zabala. the autopsy physician, told of the grievously injured boy. He used a number of medical terms, which Coroner Hill translated for the benefit of the Jurymen. <">ne of his solemn translations was to the effect that "an abrasion is a bruise." Th-> jury was out over an hour before arriving at the verdict set forth in the foregoing. The Jurymen were: Richard Launder, K'24 Market street; Louis Levy. 33 Eddy: Max Bernstein, 22 Eddy; F. Behncke. 10 Mason: H. J. Hippen. 134 Ellis; J. A. Galli. 134 Ellis: H. Becker, 128 Ellis, and S. Ronda, 102 Powell. Commander in Chief General Miles and General Miller of the Iloilo expe dition write about our new memorial day in next Sunday's Call. The Railroad's New Hospital. The Southern, Pacific Company Hospi tal, which his just been finished at the nnrnpr of Fourteenth and Mission streets, received -its first patients yesterday. The building is thoroughly equipped with all the modern improvements known to the medical fraternity. There are fourteen patients already in the building. Some of these have been removed from Sacra mento, whore the company has its own hospital: others from the Fabiola in Oak land find St. Luke's and the French Hos pital in this city. Hereafter the South ern Pacific Company Hospital will be used as the receptacle for all cases where accidents occur in and about this city, and also for such of the company's em ployes as need medical treatment. Go to Brodek's Baldwin barber shop, 226 Powell st., for fine work; also baths. ♦ F. Zinkand and Bride Banqueted. Ferdinand Zinkand and his bride were the guests at a banquet given In their honor at Zinkand's last night by: the rela tives and intimate friends of the newly wedded couple. Nearly fifty people sat down to the feast, which was given In the banquet hall of the well-known cafe. The table was handsomely decorated for the occasion with cut flowers, smilax and evergreens. ' Speeches Were delivered and the musical entertainment was. furnished by the guests. DINNER SET DAY. Some sets cut 60 per cent. Some sets out 50 per cent. *3 75, *4 85, $5 35. »6 25, J7 85 per Bet ODDS AND ENDS, HALF PRICE. GREAT AMERICAN IMPORTING TEA CO Stores Everywhere. CANDIDATES FOR SECRETARY OF THE PARIS BOARD Varney Gaskill Will Be Elected. BEN TRUMAN'S SUGGESTION THE LOS ANGELES MAJOR WANTED THE PLACE. Commissioners Foote and Runyon Will Not Stand for Any Programme on Patron age. The Pays Exposition Commission re cently appointprl by Governor Gage will meet in this city next Monday to organ ize. Major Benjamin V. Truman, the \7/\RNEY GASKILL. Commissioner representing Southern Cali fornia, announced a few days ago that he could not leave Los Angeles before Monday evening next, but when he ascer tained that Commissioners W. W. Foote of San Francisco and E. W. Runyon of Red Bluff had resolved to meet on Mon day - the major changed . his programme and gave notice that he would leave the orange groves on Saturday to arrive here on Sunday. There are two candidates for the posi tion of secretary of the commission. One . la V*arney Gaskill, formerly of Oakland, but of late a banker, of. Amador County; the other is O. A. Stevens, a writer on the staff of the Los Angeles Herald. Either one would make a capable and creditable secretary. Mr. Gaskill will receive the | support of Commissioners Foote and Run yon and thus secure the prize. Major Truman, may acquiesce and render the choice unanimous. ."-.'," The fact is well known that Major Tru man was in favor of himself -for secre tary. 'This desire for double honor and Increased emolument in the office-holding line is in perfect harmony with the poli tical traditions of Southern California. In I this particular instance Major Truman may have had a programme to carry out whereby friends of certain well-known politicians could be grafted on the com mission.' ; • • The scheme hatched in the south to elect Truman secretary calls to mind the history of. the World's Fair Commission. The sum of $300,000 was appropriated by the Legislature to assist California In making a proper display at Chicago. Counties and local boards also joined in the enterprise and the representation of California was highly "creditable. The credit, however, was not wholly due to the State Commissioners appointed by Governor Markham. One of the flrsi acts of the commission was the election of one of its own members. Mr. Thompson of Tulnre to the office of secretary. Thomp son proved a failure as a •Commissioner and as a secretary, In his capacity of Commissioner he directed the secretary to perform acts Involving the expenditure of money, and the result was that affairs financial became so muddled . that the board decided to appoint Andrew J. Moul der financial secretary in order to sim plify the work of the commission. One of the first acts of the commission wan to draw from the State treasury the entire sum of $300,000 and deposit the same In two commercial banks; and these I banks had the use of the cash for one year without paying interest. Mr. Moul der figured that interest amounting to $12,000 would have accumulated If the money had been deposited in savings banks. The Commissioners contended that the commercial banks accommo dated them with exchange without charge, and therefore figured that the ex change accommodation would offset the interest. The Commissioners, as well as the bankers with whom the State's money was deposited were responsible men, and there never was any danger that the public would sustain a loss by bank failure. Vet the practice of giving a bank the free use of public money was not commended by business men, al though it was then sanctioned by Irving M. Scott, James D. Phelan and others comprising the commission. No doubt some enterprising banker will suggest to Commissioners Foote, Runyon and Truman the advisability of drawing from the State treasury the entire sum appropriated by the. Legislature for . the Paris Exposition. It transpires now since. the appointment of E. W. Runyon to represent Northern California that Governor Gage had on his slate the name of General N. P. Chipman, but the latter was not willing to sacrifice a life position as Supreme Court Com missioner for the fleeting honors and not very tempting emoluments of the exposi tion board. Mr. Runyon, who was in line for appointment with the rank of colonel on the Governor's staff, -was highly. rec ommended as a capable Republican, and so obtained the place. If Mr. ; Runyon should make an .exceptionally good record as a Commissioner he may be promoted to the rank of colonel when the exposition closes, i • ■■•'. When 'the commission was appointed Major Truman was further advanced in French than his associates. He had prior knowledge that he would be chosen, and therefore began his studies early, but W. W. Foote -is , fast gaining, on: the. major, and -before the exposition opens may sur pass the. Southern Callfornlan. Letters which . William P. English re ceived from General Thomas J. > Clunle .in Paris have- greatly encouraged Mr. Foote to pursue his studies In French. General Clunie had been in Paris but three weeks when he wrote to Mr. English: "I speak French readily, and Raphael ■W.eill says my accent is something won derful." If the public service should demand per sonal sacrifice Mr. Foote would go to Paris early and stay late. Major Truman would not linger long in California if he were firmly convinced that his post of duty was Paris. Mr. Runyon's business affairs in Tehama County demand much of his time and attention, vet if the vital interests of California should demand his early departure for Paris and a long so journ at the exposition he would sacrifice individual considerations for the public good. GLENN COUNTY LOSES. Will Have to Pay Old Railroad Taxes to Colusa. According to a decision of the Justices of the Supreme Court yesterday, the county of Glenn must turn over to the county of Colusa the sum of $1622 72 il legally collected, the latter having sued the former and obta. .Ed judgment. The points of law involved have practically been decided in several cases of county sump county. This action was to recover $1622 72 taxes assessed by <'<ilusa County against the Northern Railway Company for the years 1886 and ISB7, and which sum was paid by th>- railroad company to Glenn County iii 1594. The assessment of the railroad com pany was made by the State Board of Equalization, but it was not paid im mediately. Subsequently the Board of Equalization made a reassessment of the property of the railroad, and the question arose as to whether or not the board had jurisdiction to make such reassessment. The Supreme Court regards the latter act of the board as being in excess of its power, the first assessment being valid and in compliance with the law; and, further, the first as sessment was made before Glenn County was created and while it was a part of Colusa County. The act creating Glenn County did not provide for apportionment of the public property or the debts or credits of Oolusa County between it and the new county. AROUND THE CORRIDORS Congressman Marion de Vries of Stock ton Is registered at the Palace. Mark R. Plaistcd. editor of the Fresno Democrat, Is among the guests at the Cali fornia. D. J. Flannigan. Government contrac tor and redwood manufacturer of Hum i boldt County; is at the Lick. Raron H#wl and Baron Fiismarck nf ; Germany arrived from New York on the overland last evening and arc guests at i the Palace. Fred A. Hines. a delegate to the Im perial Masonic Council at Buffalo, N. V.. arrived yesterday from Los Angeles and will leave for the Blast to-day. Railroad Commissioner K. It. Edson ar rived yesterday from Gazelle, Biskiyou County, and is at the Occidental. He ■ will call a special meeting of the com- I mission, at which the "Stockton differen tial" will be given a further hearing. H. Freeman Duval and wife, H. R. Du val and R. G. Duval of New York City i arrived yesterday from the Yosemite Val ley and are registered at the Palace. 11. F. Duval is president of the Florida Cen tral Railroad. The party is traveling in its private car and will tour the State be fore returning East. CALIFORNIANS IN WASHINGTON WASHINGTON, May 25.— R. A. Croth ers of Sun Francisco is at the Arlington; F. E. Knowlcs of San Francisco is at the Rlggs House. MERCY IS THEIR MOTTO. Ladies Organizing to Promote Kind- ! ness to Dumb Animals. Thorp is every reason to believe that the coming generation will be more mer ciful to the dumb creatures of this world than is the present. At least this Is the object fur which a goodly* number of the ladies of San Francisco are striving, and according: to the reports of those belong ing: to the California Society for the Pre vention of Cruelty to Animals the seed of mercy is being well sown. The ladles of the society met yesterday and Mrs. M. 10. Holbrook and Miss M<-i}raw stated that in the public schools they have now organized about sixty bands of mercy. All of the youthful members are pledged to practice and teach kindness to ani mals. Mrs. Clara Foltz delivered an interest ing address upon the good that can be done along the line laid down by the pro moters of the move. The subject of coursing was discussed by the ladies, the Impression being that it is a cruel sport and that the hounds torture and mutilate the hares. Manx were a little surprised to learn that when a hare is " struck" by a hound death im mediately follows and that not one bunny out of a hundred lives over ten seconds after being caught by the dogs. In or der to determine for themselves as to the amount of cruelty involved in killing rabbits by this method a committee con sisting of Mrs. Whiting. Mrs. Lewitt, Mrs. Paulson and Miss Crookham was appointed to visit the coursing parks and witness the sport. The committee to visit the schools consists of Mrs. Whit ing. Mrs. Lewitt and Miss Goodridge. The ladies present were: Mrs. H. C WhltlriK, Mrs. H. C. Gnodrldge, Mrs. E. Paulson. Mrs. A. Lewitt. Mrs. O. I Sheehan, Mis* E. E. ('rookham. Mrs. C. B Hnl brook, Mrs. Clara Foltz, Mrs. I-a Morpy, Miss Murphy. Miss Nellie Mowry and Miss' M. E. McUraw. The Head Consul. The committee of the Woodmen of the World that has under its direction the re ception to be tendered to-morrow night to V A. Falkenberg of Denver, Colo., the head consul of the order in the Pacific jurisdiction has completed its labors. The i< ceptlon will be In the Mechanics' Pavil ion and there will he a free to all enter tainment of song and music, to be fol lowed by a dance after the literary exer cises. 1 ADVERTISEMENTS. --- <?^+®4® 4 <§¥$*$ -f ®4® 4 ®4® 4® -f (s>f®-f<s) 4- ®+®+® V ®-f®-fS -*■ (?4® -f ®' ♦ ' 1 1 " ; I Our REORGANIZATION SALE I closes on WEDNESDAY, May f 31st, and we strongly com- I mend to the attention of in- -1 tending purchasers the numer- j| ous bargains now being dis- | played on our counters. j We specially invite atten- -1 tion to a large accumulation ® of Remnants in DRESS GOODS, I SILKS and MOURNING GOODS ♦ which we will dispose of be- -1 fore the closing of the sale. | fore the closing of the sale, $ On to-morrow (Saturday) ® we will offer at 65c, 70c and 1 89c a pair TWO CLASP ® CHAMOIS and LAMBSKIN | GLOVES. ® X if if Murphy Building:. J $ Market and Jones Streets. CHILE'S CONSUL ENTOMBED WITH FITTING HONORS Diplomatic Corps in ai Body Attend. A NOTABLE CAREER ENDED BRAVERY IN BATTLE BROUGHT HIM PREFERMENT. Hector Aldunate Appointed to Tem porarily Fill the Place Made Vacant by the Death of the Official. Colonel T.eonoin F. Tagle, Consul Gen eral of Chil<' at this porl, was buried i yesterday. He died at the French Hos pital of a complication of diseases <m Wednesday night, and the funeral serv ices were held at the Church of Nuestra Senora d.' Guadeloupe, on Broadway near j Mason street, am o'clock, the Inter tnent taking place in Calvary Cemetery, j The funeral was attended by many friends Of the deceased, both Americans and residents of the Spanish-American colony, and the diplomatic corps in this City showed their respont for their late; colleague by being present i.i a body. Colonel Tagle. who was appointed Con sul General here on November 8, 1897, was a prominent citizen in his own country and served with distinction in the war between Chile and Peru. H>> was com- ; manilcr of the Second Brigade of Ihe j Chilean army and displayed unusual bravery at the taking of Arequlpa. and it was largely In recognition of his hero ism there that he was accorded his im portant post In the diplomatic service. ' In the discharge of his consular duties he won the gratitude of his fellow coun trymen and also the high esteem of all Americans here who have dealings with Chile He leaves a widow and live daugh ters who. though he was at one time worth half a million dollars, will have to look to his interest in the Minas de I'unitaqul for their future support. These mines situated in the province of Co (luimbo, are the only quicksilver mines In Chile that have been at all developed, and at the time of his death Colonel Ta gle was perfecting arrangements for their development by a syndicate of American capitalists. A dispatch was received from the Chil- | can foreign office appointing Hector AI- ■ dunate Acting Consul General in San j Francisco. He is a brother-in-law of the late Consul General, being a son of Senor Aldunate. who stands high in the eoun- , cils of the South American State, and j had been secretary of the consulate. He has resided in San Francisco for several j years and has been devoting himself to the study of dentistry. A double love tragedy, of Salvador and San Francisco, in next Sunday's Call. BUNKOED WOMEN. Capture of a Man Who Found Fair Victims. QAXXAND, May 16.— A. Arlington, alias I Charles Holman. who has gained much unenviable notoriety as a bunkoer of | women and who has been wanted here on a charpe of grand larceny, was arrest ed to-night at Seventh and Broadway. About six weeks ago Mrs. Minnie M. Smith of Portland. Or., swore to a com plaint charging him with relieving her of a 'purse containing $250. She claimed he had induced her to go to Piedmont Springs with him to view property he said he ex ■ Eected to purchase for J:W,OOO. Somehow c got hold of her purse and disappeared. When Detective Holland and Officer Flvnn placed Arlington under arrest to night he was in the company of Miss M. Peterson, residing at 936 Post street. San Francisco, who stated that she was en gaged to marry the prisoner. The young woman was not slow to realize her es cort's predicament and openly accused him of having also bunkoed her out of JCO. She said he had represented himself as a wealthy man and h mine owner, and that only this evening he had flashed a $1200 roll of greenbacks. When searched at the City Prison Arlington was found to possess a small roll of paper wrapped In a $1' greenback as a blind. The author ities regard the capture as a clever and timely ■ CALIFORNIANS IN NEW YORK. NEW YORK. May 25.— J. C. Stubba and wife of San Francisco arc at the Plaza: W. Walsti. wife and throe daughters of Stockton are at the Hoffman; Mil.? M. Potter Of Los Angeles is at the Manhat tan. 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