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FOR NAVAL ALLIANCE BETWEEN UNITED STATES AND GERMANY Roar Admir CTrges That It Is to the Interest of Both Nations to Join Hands in Curtailing Groat Britain' 3 Sea I Colonial Power. i'i.im.i"'. •>■ • • !.■•,/ VdmJrat Vali published ■■>■ book entitled Ing great attention In : . powerful argument thai a.nd exporting power, wil B< I tha I the Inteft at of , M) ,i, ii tailing ' ;t.-;it Brit - The writ< ■ ' i a naval alliance ..i i ;. i many on otn< r i i ounda aiid i onaldera .: Holland and FVanoe Joining the United States and •■•' -■ i i-i v, ,,(,,. : . ,■:, . mi vVlll ■■•' ii Beahler, United States naval attache i n || ( itlon 'if tti» book , v. »ldors It tl ■ Itlon Of aavaJ pollojr and the i for ilia liillli.k match which ha rnt was miro to cymin. Ji ctunn with v vcngwuicPi for ttif <:-.luiiil>i!i. In 6rd>r to pro vim I th« Shamrock rt-.m blanketing her, wM obliged to lulT fully hall v dosten points out of lur oouiW. An ii v.-mm In m ■ mlii iiluii hrr inaJnoiill wun blanketed '».>' iii.- Uhninroek'a; th.< only nail drawing on Urn Columbia belli* tl>« UUlcmjii J' 1 * tupßuil Tor • row minu B6 far i. ni df i!"'ir coumca %<jro 11.. luftin>: that all tho incursion Doot on tli" wont f «•!■> "f Hi" course hnd : to Rni OUt <»f til" Way lit Tllll M[..'.ml, 'JVn minute* after Hi" Rimi tho Bbanirbck had thn weather berth; the Columbia bo»n« n couple ->f lomkUiu under her l<-i> bow. ITlvo inlnuti Juirr th-> Bhntnrook took In her nmnil Btnjpftll anil iwl •' balloon staysail; In spile of .-ill aha could rtp ti.<- SlinmroclJ w«i> Dot ttblo nt tlila llnio to uutfuot Iho Columbia BUfllclonlly !•• «'»•« clear iihond nf licr. I'VMi though stio blnnkctcd li-r ■ovprnj tlinm. I'lnully, nt II Ml. tli'i Hhttiri: rook U'-vt n«iiisiri« oit iin> ■•luitxo, brt'iiklng out her KplnimUer, thn Columbia folloyirltnj null linmodlfttcly. V»r iwmo iniuutc« Hi" hojiil or Iho UhunirooU'a splnnakof would not l,r««U "tit « mi- Ita fool w;is trolling In Ihi water. Hi- balloon Jib topsail had l>»«;n rtM a r.-w mlnul oarllor iwul both pal In we're palling »pl< mildly. BonmUnn* the Columbia'! bowsprit ehowed out uli<»n«l ;«n«l notnotimca tho Shamrock's, look! i at tl'i'iu from " i">inl oh tho »tar lumnl Ixwtn of l»>lh bunts. Tho Columbln flnaJly pulled out a It •■ '-ii i" the X""'l nti.i in irti minuii i mm ■ »1 ■• had K'< t>>°«l auothnr l<>tißtJ». UJitll at 12:25 nh« WM fully lw'lf iv i!<mi'ii Ichkllim In tho load. Thto vrnj« f>iii>M]i«»'.ti»K to tho Aiii<rlrnn BpCCta i..rn whllo tt l.'\!'!.'l. but It fIM not liu->t lohk. Tho yacht* had be«ui ling down ul.niK Iho .!■ !:«<•) li.'ii.-ti and within throft mill .i It. Tljoy waro p<> fn.r <>fT '■ '"'" oounin« tlmt Ii poon bo'camit evident tli»-> --moat iii.,< to fotch tin 1 outer lunrk. As soon v* Honarth »"aw tli« mark, at 12:52, bo took in Iho Rhiunruok'B ««plhiim Her. jil)ihl her and trimmed down tho balloon .iu> (o)i»ai1 mli. .-t in jusi thrcfl mlnutoaJ JJoforo tho Columbia's puoplo I" I'l1 ' 1 roiUUod « h.-il lid wan <u> t<> tin- urcMi boat; * •'■ !l «vcrylhlnß drawing svilondldlj-, v,'.i* lur flnjfiup t->wiir<l iho American boat. 11l jinn :-.u ininuloo aim luul pa«i«ed her. Then <":ii>is'l!i Ilnrr and hlB crow \vok« up, took In Uid Bplniiiikuf ivnd Jil-'il Iho Columbia smartly; but wero nlow In trlin mil., down tho htUl.iHt »ho«U Tho Sham rock «:i» then well oui to windward of »]io Columbia: Hogarth i--t tho spinnaker for' nvo intnutcß, which i;av« Iho Shamrock an additional lead of 1.. . . IH.I letißth.. Tho Colum- Mt di.l not •r'l hi in until 1 :2«*. nwl took It In n row mini later. Tho outer mark j \voa now in i>liili> Bight; and both yuohts >vrr«» appronchltiß It with booms abroad o(T to nl.arboard. At 1:33 tM canio tho Bhnmmok'n balloon Ji!> topsail; tho ColumJ t<h'K two miiniton later; thcu both yaohu j Jibed nt I:36:CQ. Tho (Tolumbln had Rained no much ilniins tho hint ilft««n inlnutofl j that tt whu ertdoht thero w:im go\u* ..> bo i lame eioao work lit tho outer mark. Jum .■>■•» tlio whistles of Iho excursion twt ivjjnn th«»lr M.r<»M-)ic.i of welcome to tho >»rl\t» the Shamrock's crew trimmed down tlio sheet* us tho yacht* luff ad nround tho iimtU. Tho t'oliimbU's l><>\\ ri'iil wn«« rUht over her taftrnll; however, and np aha oum<> up to tho wind « "uptulii l: ;1! i i»hot thr Bristol bo«t In between th«J Bhatnrock and tho murk, neatly taking i l -,.! weather berth. It wua .'i clover bit of tnaneuverlnß and Immediately placed ih.' American boat In the load. The official tltne of rounding tlio outer mftrk %v:u>«: Bhnmrock; l:30:S5; Columbia; I:S6:S4. Thin olunvoa that tlu> Shamrock round ed (Mb mark nine oeeoniin abvkdi and that •bo w:ii> tvfi> hours flftoon minutea and plu accondii oovcrtng t!u< dftoen mllcai tlio Columbia took two hours tlf tcon nilniit" 1 !! nnd thirty-two socondsj a dlffcroncfl In favor of tho Shamrock of twenty-nix swiMiili on t:u> run beforo the Tlio Columbia m.i»lo h<»r T.rM tack to l^irl off .Mioio at I:SS. Hogarth hold on Cfiy BcoonJa longor and then rut the Shamrock about. Thou c«ch tacked four timoa tn thrco and « hnlf mlnutea, the Bhamrock bclnß forood abottt twic« in lli^i i ini«>. Tho wind waj» growing llghttr m\\ tlu> tlmo :>ii<l tlu» long t-astoily swolls bothered tho boats decidedly when on th<« port tack, inaklni? thorn splash a good deal. At S;lS:l& tho Columbia split tacks with t!>i» S]\amrock and wont oft nhore brocte hunting on the port t.\ok. When, »»t 2:lS:*'>. tli-> Shamrock taok<Hl to port aiul tho Columbia a minute later to sv.-u 1 - VoAiM HIOJ wort! mooting on opposite truoks. It >\a-H a auction of by how iwich the Sliamrvvk could cross the Co; lumbla'a bow. Tho Columbia; however^ tiv.-ko»l bofor* the other roa«-ho»l her, it IH-iti>r evident thai the Columbia was now to leeward .invl t tic Shamrock In tlio loavl. Ti-.o wjr.il frequently btviiifd off the Cv> lumbia About thla time. The Shamrock tacked when It iHvl iso to her. M 2:34, wl^n iho Columbia tacked to port, she had made twelve t:\ok;* from tho outer mark »iu\ tt'.o Shamrock had imuli> one Slowly they made their way to wind war.', during the next half-hour, each bo« U\g Voi-AJr.il 1 >! at time* for several mir.» vies. At S:10:S0, whrn t;>.<> Shamrock tacked lo Starboard; it took her fifty sec onds to swine around from one. tack to another. At ixli the Shamrock set a larger Jlh topsail, They split taeka at 5:21 when the Columbia wes\t off slioro agn'.n, look- Ins for wind. When next they ame to* crcther it >>a? 4:lt*. From some positions to leeward of the. yacht* it looked as if the Shamrock Would cross the Columbia's bow i>y <ju!te a large margin, tho Colum bia being on th« starboard tack and"hav ing tha ripht of way. Instead the thou wnj» who witched the \ao~hts apprdach- Ing e*«h other were Astonished to see the Bhatnrock forced about by tho Columbia? which yacht, when the- Shamrock had Kvne about, was on the latter** weather beam, scarcely a length away. Some Idea of tho cloea sailing of those : two yachts on the Mmc tack may be i gathered from the fact that from 4:IS to] 4-.? i, when the race was declared off, the ] shadow ot the Shamrock's dub topsail fwayed In almost or.c spot on ths Ice aide- of the Columbia's mainsail. If to-day's race had been continued to th<> f.nish. <\\(> wAW* away, It would be o\co<sllnt!ly hard to pr«sStct tho winner. ThroUKhdUt the race !ho haAdllnjt of both j boats was cxcollent, but th<>. ba'anoo wa.< j 1n favor of th« Shamrock's skipper and | In view of the clcc.rcjs cf . th< yachts j wh<?n the rftoe wa* oaUo 4 \ v >ff st !« fair to j »Ui>pos<» that If the Rjlifch had N»^n there j tho Columbia wouM have crossed it ton ] BMonda in aJva.:ice of the Shamrock, In j that ca^e tho aumtuary of th« race for j twwity-flve mtlw woxi'vt be a^ follow*: Start: Columbia, 11:21:02; Shamrock,] Flnleh: Columbia, 4:31^0; Shamrock, * ■ d time: i iolumbla, B W:68; Bham- A wording to this the Shamrock would linvn won by sovon seconds actual i ' me nnil by twifivo Bcoonda ooi reoted 1 1 1 n ' ? . lining, of course, that the Columbia allowed hf>r llvo seconds for twenty-five mile* Instead .six seconds allowed lor thirty niile«. MARCONI'S SYSTEM MEETS ALL DEMANDS o-rnii.... i tram Birst Pan liur out iii.' km mii Ftenervea for South Afrloai tin* '. ia! stock (juotatlons w«r« received for tin. bennflt of tho.ie of the oxcuralonlata who li..\ .• Wall Hi .■! Inter bats. . i:<- news ol i '■■ rlut« "ii Iho I Ji'urno- ! aiiiui v\m>. nieo telrgraphud to the l'onco Mini i-iiii.-iiii, .1 about the ship, booking an Intenßo eotisntloii. Aui»tiK other messages. sent ashoro by Bljrnor Marconi or reoolved on ii..' I'i.-i.-i' wern the following:: Valpy, London, England: Send Operand's my lon a by Mr. Morooni. v JWSSIIii BKOOK& Molntoßh, Steamship Ponoe: Queen Victoria Ims culled out English Ko- Borvca for South Africa. 1I 1 .IC \] ,1 ). Not only were the Important mow menu "i tho \ .i. !.; reported m Her by 'i' 1 MurcouJ sysiem than by any other in. ana, but the fnrl that the race had boon declared ofl because .if the Impoasl biiity or Its being finished within the time limit was ul.so received and made public several minutes In advance of othor news papers; and .ii news agencies, the addi tional inioriu.ill.Jii being given that tho Columbia « ... in better position at the time that the rai was declared oft*. After the ;.. i[o : ■ work of the day aboard the Ponoe had been performed the chart room was bponod to all, and without exception the pad ■•■:,!;. took advantage of Sigh or Marconi's courtesy ana Inspect • ■' tho apparatus which made It i>osnli>lo tor them to communicate with lii.'D friend*. Several iucssjik'.'s woro sent by way of Illustration and the receiving tape wh« cut up Into .small portions, all of it belnj! claimed l>y aouyenlr hunters. On tho run homo tho usual welcome « art accorded the Ponce. Entering the Nar iow.->, a. .-. ! oon< r was met, and an aoun as tha seaboard Balling vcssul recognised tho bin cxdiiratbn bout three hearty cheer* woro j-.iv.-n Signer Marconi, a second Lthroo vvero liven the Herald and n Snal • three oheera canio across tl.O Wilier tot i wiroleps tolegraphy. Altogother it was a great day for Signor ! Marconi. Wlroleaa Ulrgraphy is now I lirmiy eatabll»hed thla si.io of the Atlantlo ; and with its uiu tho ii, raW and Th Call i will continue the reports of the yacht ! raooj Signor Marconi in sevoral Inatancea sent messagou Into tln> Herald oftlc«> within forty beconda from tho timo they were sent from the steamship Ponce. 'Larger than on any of the preceding race daya waa the crowd in Herald Square to watch iho bulletin*. Men and women began to gather there at 10 o'clock this morning; an hour before I ha yachts were scheduled t» ftart. As, the hour tor the yachts to sail approached there wero many acces sions to the crowd, .i.i as the contestants crowed th t . lino hundreds of persons In front of the Hera buUding| eater to loam which bout ha ' performed the feat of trotting away first. Slgnor Marconi did* not disappoint them, l!.. dashed the news from the P ■■■" that thi Columbia had Started In the load and from that time to tho end of the contest he kept th.> public accurately Informed of the exact position of tho two yachts. It was demonstrated during- the trial on Thursday that wireless telegraphy is of Inestimable, vttiuo for reporting events at sea during 810 weather. It waa demonstrated to-day that when tha nlr ia clear as In Juno the wonderful system Is equally valuable. Through the Krrrat na vantag« of being on the spot Slgnoi Mar coni was able to send the only correct re port* of tho position of the two yachts for more than un hour after they had round* i\\ the stake boat an.l started back. White all other reports declared that tho Colum bia took the lead from tlio Shamrock soon after the yachts had rounded the stake boat sisnor Marconi's reports maintained that tlio Shamrock was In the load. Only for wireless telegraphy the entire coun try would have been led to believe that the defender instead of the challenger vrai io;iil!n«- on the way home. So persistent were the reports from the Rlgnal ttatidna •lions- tho coast that a doubt was created In tho minds of many as to which reports ■ Hut it wa* pointed at that a« Slgnor vlarconi had been correct on every point n connection with tho first two contests le, would not bo likely to begin maltlnß nistakos on tuch a clear day. At the iamt time, other nowsKHthcrlngr agencies eitvrated their assertions that the Co mbla wa» leading. The discrepancy in ho ivports was cleared before 4 o'clock. md Marconi's r.ports were proved to have icon correct, j Tho dispatch boats coming R from the course all agreed that when 3lffnor Marconi named the Shamrock «s ha lesdins yacht tho challenger actually mil nn undisputed advar.tas<> over her rl i'al. Toward the ClOJfl of the trial, when :he Columbia began to gel the advantage, her maneuvers were reported In detail by the wireless system. Sißisor Marconi at tho same time told what tho Shamrock was doing, and crowds in front of the Herald building tvere thus enabled to gather all the facts nivl to understand ths situation clearly. Friends of the excursionists on the Cambridge were promptly relieved by news sent by wife m telegraphy that, while that vessel had boon somewhat iamasrod, none of her passengers were In laager. It was also made clear that the I\m;co had suffered but little, as there ivas no Interruption In tho message* from Signer Marconi. Mmiuir Investor Duped RKDDINO, Oct 7.— A queer etory rraohe»l Btddtnfi this evenlnjr from Trin ity County. David Pesentt has been FtfTUh sta.klnß" a prospector nanied Itun ter for *oiiie time. Hunter continual to come in from the- hills for tnora money and pportslons] and told of the rich claim he had located. Pewnti'a doubts wer« aroused concernins the truthfulness of hi* statement and he went with htm Into th« wilds of Trlnin- County about twenty XatlM west of Carrvllle to »cc the prop erty himself. It became apparent to him this aXternoon that he had been duped and he marched Hunter through the wood*, ordering him to show the claim. Hunter finally escaped br Juaipinj over a cliff and started for Trite, J?isklyx>u THE SAN FBANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1899. GOVERNMENT WILL TEST SIGNOR MARCONI'S SYSTEM Preparations Now Being Made by the War De partment, After Which the Navy Will Con duct a Series of Experiments. NK\v rORK, 00l ?. "Uncle Sam la making elaborate preparation! to thoroughly test the Marconi sys tc iii," iald a prominent ' '•"■■ ■ i " iikmii official to flay "Wli ■ telegraphy win mean more to the Govem meni than any other groal Invention of modern tlmi I Mai eon! wlJl show v m brand now Inventions, such aa I have never yc\ ■.■■• < n described, .'in'! which are Improvenv nta on < hose used In bin !'■ ■ experiment!! Tho War Department will • film the (it- t teat. The Navy and Tr. osui > ! '■■; iti iments are arranging io ;do bo afterward A pi ovlng ground la Ik ing i • !• . t. d for the pui p me, and bal loon • vi .. i elng flt ted out for tome new and fascinating experiments a( extraor dli mi , high altitudes Th« ■ air vehicles v- m be tmatl, i apable of lifting onlj nr iifiy pounds, but will be ample to sup port ih< net i Mary wli ea and fixture fi will nol be necesaan '■■ ' '"' ;mv M "' n " r Ini i: umenta aloft Thla by Itai If will be a great advantage over Lhe present meth ! niin. The most dangi I In the i la. 1 ii.nl i«n Ico, it nol in the entire military mlaatlon, will thua i llmlnated. "These ball iona will be sent up to \a rloua altltud< i The> will be cmi Instead oJ high polea, which Marconi haa nil hi-r to ua< c of tl em will be coy - , [,i v. ii h tin ( n . otheri will use plal es, auch aa are now attached to the topa of poles. \ few of the famous Weather Bu reau kltea will also b< i I, very proh . i , i • , the will be made conductive by covi rings of foil. Since the height to which theae aerial crafts can be sent >» very great, the distance over which wire County, t'> secure a warrant for Pesenti'a i Pesentl la on his way to Redding on a lik" errand concerning Hunter. BROOKLYN IS SURE OF THE PENNANT BOUNDARY DISPUTE NEARIN' G SETTLEMENT Alaskan Controversy May be Ended During the Next Four Days. LONDON. Oct. 7.— H now scorns that the Alaska controversy will probably be sot lied even earlier than was suggested yes erday. There Is reliable authority for the utatement that the imishing touches will t».< given at Washington within the next four days. OBJECTED TO THE MEDICINE. Frank Ramos Will Sue tho Sv.ioke- less Powdn- Oompuiy. SAN RAFAEL, Oct. 7.— Fra«K Hamos. proprietor of the Tamalpals Hotel, has Soujrht the advice, of an attorney and s&ya he. will sue the United States Smoke iiss Powder Company for damages, which he claims were the result of V^rlnfr- InK John Fnrrell and Frank Webster to his hotel when they were injured in the explosion Inst June. Ramos alleges that on account of the powerful odor of the medicines used In dressing the men's wounds a number of iruests left his hotel, thereby causing him to suffer financially. His bill of SS6S was recently submitted to i board of arbitra tors composed of S. M. Augustine. iu\d Henry l\ Wood, which allowed Etamoa only ISSS 10. Will Be Deported 1.09 ANGEI.ES, Oct. 7.— ln the rnltod State* District Court here to-day two Chinamen from Fresno were ordered de ported They are Chong Quoc Kin and Quan Slr.jr. Commissioner Prince of Fres no ordered thtm deported, but the appeal was taken to the Untted States court, which has now affirmed the sentence. Attorney Terrill Held. SAN" JOSE, Oct. 7.— Samuel B. Terrill, the attorney, against whom six Indict ments for felony are pending, had a pre liminary examination at Almaden to-<lay on two charges of embeujlement and was held to answer before the Superior Court. Hall in each case was fixed at EX\X>, in de fault of which he went to jail. Victory for Freshmen. STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Oct. 7.- The Stanford freshmen this afternoon de feated the ■■••.' is Academy boy? by a score of 11 to 0 on the college campus. The teams were evenly matched so far a.« weight was concerned, but fctrong Individual phij-inp on the part of the freshmen won them the saaie. \Vac«* at Mare Island. VALLEJO, Oct. ".—Word was received from Washington to-*iay that nothing will be done In relation to the report on wages at Mare Islar.d until the return of Sec retary Long to Washington about three ; ne&ks ' lOC*. less communication i» now possible will b( enormou ly multiplied, providing suf flclenl pote] t:i, ; . pan be generated. "With Lhe pole experiments the limit thua Tar appears to be beyond eighty miles, t v.i • mcc of the first tele line using wires. While Marconi was working In Europe II was supp si <1 I hai pro i: lon had to be mad. to ov< rcome the curvature of the earth, but this no longer seem a necessary from facts I have lately learned. I understand that an elgl ty-mlli n . ■ was sent from a sta tion only seventy feel high, although the curvature of ih< earth here was a thou sand feet. Theoretically, the balloons will make the space possibilitiea almost limit less. According to the old formula pro viding for tho earth's curvature, two bal loons, each a thousand feet high, should b -mi mi Bsagt a Z6OO miles. "We also hop,- to prove the utility of a net of new devices not heretofore used In any of Marconi's experiments. Receivers and transmitter) will each he provided with reflectors made of metal and curved to the shape of a hollow cylinder turned on edge. These will be mounted in con nection with mariner's compasses, show ing i xactly the directions In which the re flected rays arc ( from which they are coming. Th< enormous value of such b combination can b< seen ai a glance. By noting hla anprlei the transmitter can ac curately aim bi the receiver, while the latter, by turning his reflector until the Inker begins to write, ran also note the angle at hla end and tell exactly where the person Bending the message is nitu ated. a combination of these advantage will, of course, appear when both a trans WAR PRACTICALLY ON IN THE TRANSVAAL Continued from First Page. The Kreuz Zeltung, which represents the opinions of the court, the army anil the Conservatives, says: "The sympa thies of the German public are altogether on the side of the Boers, Nobody here doubts that they, after yielding much to the lordly demands of Great Britain, will have nothing left thorn but to draw the sword. As Is the opinion of Germany, so is the opinion of the world, nt least In so far as the world la still anti-British. The victory of Great Britain will Induce Rus sia and Franco to make headway In Asia ugrnlnst her. This is a necessary outcome of the situation. The Boers have only themselves to rely upon In a hard light. Time baa Irretrievably gone by when other countries would nave Interfered out of sympathy. Morality in politics, as now understood, means that no country should risk Its resources or the lives of its peo ple except for Its own vital Interests, and that all, nave under such conditions, should leave to God the adjustment of the affaii a of the world." ♦ PURCHASES MULES FOR GREAT BRITAIN A.USTIN, Tex., Oct. 7.-All of the prin cipal mule dealers In TV zas have been in ■ tphic corn spondence with Major H. ntative of the British Government, Bent i>> the United to purchase several thousand head of mules for service In tne military campaign in South Africa. As n result .>f this corre spond ii<',> contracts have been made for the sale of over 8000 bead of mules and the deals wtll be formally closed as soon ••is Majoi : arrives in the State and lnsp< k. Major Bcoba] has sig nified his Intention of purchasing . >;. ad of the animals In t'exae if prices are reasonable. This number Is several thousand more than it w;ls originally an iced he would buy In the United B ■ SYMPATHY FOR BOERS. Resolutions to Be Offered at Laying of Parnell Monument. LONDON, Oct. 7.— The hiving of the foundation-stone of the monument to Charles Stewart Parnell will take place to-morrow In Dublin, after the proposal of the following resolution: "As the first public work of ParneU was a noble and memorable effort In Parlia ment to sustain the. freedom and inde pendence of the South African Republic, we deem this a flttins: occasion to declare our complete sympathy with that gallant state and to express the fervent hope that. If war Is forced upon it by Eng land. It may be able successfully to de fend its liberties." Commissioner to Pnris. ntw YORK, Oct 7 .- W. B. Woodward, \n\ Commissioner of the United litton of 191 rived to-day. He brought encouraging ■s concerning the condition of the d .uui tho united States buildings a: Pai I Boy Drowned. MODESTO, Oct. 7.— Albert Pagan, the eljrht-yenr-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fa gan of Rlverbank; was drowned while bathing In the Stanislaus River at noon to-day. Coroner McMuUln and Deputy Bowker went to the scene this after noon and recovered the body. Killed by a Train. LOS ANGELES. Oct. Willie Spencer. aged 11 years, was run over by a South ern Pacific train this morning at the Workman ati • : crossing. He died an hour later from his injuries. Marquis Almerda Dead. MADRID, Oct. ".—Marquis Almerda. Captain General of Arajron, is dead. BIG BANQUET FOR RETURNING SOLDIERS OAKLAND. Oct. -Mrs. I L. Requa to-day announce*! her acceptance of the appointment' as manager of the dinner to be served the boys of the Montana and Kansas regiments, who are to be the quests of Oakland next Saturday. She requests that the ladies of this city con tribute liberally toward making the din ner r notable one and desires that sand wiches be omitted from the contributions this time; that instead bread a;;d cold, fried and boiled meat, pie*, cakes jellies, teas and coffees be sent In liberal ' Quan tities. King's Pau^hters' Home Fropertv OAKLAND. Oct. 7.— The directors ■'. the »C**m&) wutrhters' Horn* for Incurables heM another meeting this afternoon to discuss the offer made by A. Leo de La guna to sell the Kelsev House property for $12,000. The ground is 535x145 feet, and the hotel contains forty rooms, Mr. La fruna offers to spend $1000 to JISM in re pairs. However, in view of a protest which is beir.jr circulated and siened by BOOM people living in the vicinity of the Kel« House who are opposed to the es tablishment of I home of Incurables near their residences, and In view of other propositions. Including one for the leas jr.ir of the East Bay Sanitarium at $153 per month, action was deferred for an other week. mitter and a receiver are Installed at each end of the line. Each operator will th'-n be able to trace the movements of the other, and troops can be Immediately dis ; i\ hed toward either when called tor. Furthermore, a centra] station at head quarters can constantly keep track of the movements of detachments in the out posts of skirmish lines. "Doubtless the naval tests will prove thin apparatus of Marconi's to be of a^ ; great, if not greater, value to that arm of j the service th vi to the army. sTou doubt- i less wonder how any electric syßtein < .in be relied upon on board a warship, wh«-r»' metallic armor ami equlptnentß exert such a distracting Influence upon the steering compass. 1-arge conductors near the In struments, strange to nay, m;ik.> not the slightest difference. In Italy Marconi placed a transmitter In the fortress of Han Bartolomeo and a receiver on hoard the ironclad S;m Martlno, twelve miles at sea. The receiver was placed under the Kuns and in the i nglne moms, surrounded hy tmis of steel, yet the messages wero recorded with perfect accuracy. "I Bee thai In one of Marconi's recent patents ho claims that his apparatus will transmit Bignals through earth, air or water, ami I suspect thai this in no exag geration. We will teal bis claims, at u-nst. We want to Irani to what extent his wave vibrations will travel through <>r over in tervening hills, mountains and forests, which make direct heliograph and sema phore signaling impossible except over a minute distance. The Isle of Wight ex periments show that messages can be re lied upon through fog, snow, rain or hurri cane." AN UNSOPHISTICATED MAID AND A STRANGER FURTHER ADVENTURE OF C. H. JONES OF PORTLAND. Attempting to Relieve Beauty in Distress, He Succeeds Too Well for His Own Finan cial Good. Clarence Tl. Jones, the ynunsr— very young theatrical manager from Port lnrnl. who is Btaying at the Palace Hotel, seems fated to play knight errant to (lams. 'is in distreaa and get little thanks tor his gallantry. The story of hla Anpel Island episode, which was published In yesterday's Call, la but one of several adventures that have befallen this romantic Individual since his advent hi this city some eight days nffo. Shortly after his arrival Mr. Jones thought he would take n little walk. He left the hostelry ut its Market street en trance and had gone but half a block or BO toward the ferry when lie was ac i by a young and beautiful female who begged him to stop and harken to her tale of woe. Many men would have passed on un heeding. Not so tho chivalrous Jones. Distressed loveliness was to him some thing sacred, nnd every fiber of his being tingled With sympathy as lie listened to the story of misfortune that the poor, un sophisticated young thing poured Into his ears. She was a country lass who had come to this great city In the hope of beini? able to get something to do which might help her to support a widowed mother and three paralyzed brothers whom she had left at home. She had applied at place after place for a position, but all her efforts to tlnd em ployment had proved futile. Little by lit tle her slender stock of ready means bad drifted away until now she found herself alone on the streets at night with no where to go to lay her head. She was also sick and faint from want of food. Did Mr. Jones know where she could go and get some good advice? Jones did. She could get all the advice she wanted from him, but first she had better step Into a near-by cafe and get something which would serve to brace up her shattered system. With charming simplicity of manner and complete truth fulness of disposition the maiden stepped In. She seemed to feel • that she was un der the guidance of a man of honor and that all would be well. What would she take? She did not know, so Jones ordered two whiskies one as a stimulant for the maiden and the other to make the quarter even and relieve the waiter of the necessity of bringing any change. Tho liquor was brought and the maiden took hers without water, which only served to further accentuate her charm- Ing simplicity. "Now, little girl," said the sympathetic Jones, "place your head on my manly shirtfront and pour out your troubles to one who will do all that he can to re lieve you." The maiden did as she was bid. hut, becoming overcome with the magnitude of her misfortune, could do nothing but weep. ; Finally her sobs ceased and she excused herself while she went out to re arrange her golden tresses and dry her deep blue eyes. Jones waited, but the maiden never re turned. Possibly the $25 she took with her. and which had previously rested In the Jones vest pocket, relieved her from the necessity of trespassing further on the kindness of a stranger. Jones now realises only too well that the maiden actually was looking for something to do. It was the unhappy fate of the man from Portland to be that something. Union Methodist Revival. oaki.anp. Oct 7 .— TV.c programme of Rev. J. H. Weber, the cyclone evaoseUßt, for the union rovival at the First Metho dist Church is as follow*; October S— Sunday at 11 )u m.— "What I Saw in the Bible Lands to Prove the Bible True." Let a. infidels come. • October S— Sunday afternoon at 3—"Con secration." October Sunday at 7:*>— "Will You Spend Your Eternity in Heaven or Hell?" October 9— Monday at 7:So— "How I Was Converted as a Roman Catholic." (Weber never abuses the Catholics.) October 10 — Tuesday at 7:3o— "How God Saves and Keeps Me as a Protestant." October 11— Wednesday at 7:30— "1s There a Hell?"' (Are you sure there is none?) October 12— Thursday at 7:3o— "Sneaks, Sneaks, Sneaks." October 13— Friday at 7:30— "Fools, Fools." Dr. George I. Drucker. dentist, has re turned and will resume practice at 1170 Market street. .'. •-■ "The Best is . Cheapest" We team this frcm experience in every depiri-ricnt of life. Good clothes are most serviceable and wear the longest. Good food gives the best tmbimuL Good medicine, Hood's S^.-<Ar.i'~ZU. is the best and cheapest, because it cures, absolutely CURES, svher. all others fat. tfwcdfi SaUcfm tifla EXCURSIONISTS AND GAMBLERS BATTLE ON THE GEORGEANNA Boat Started for the Yacht Races, but When a Few Miles Out the Engines Were Stopped, Games Opened and a Free Fight Ensued. NEW YORK, Oct. 7— With band play ing and flags flying and a merry party of men find women aboard, the steamer Georgeanna started this morning osten sibly for the yacht race. With flag at half-mast, union down, she returned about 3 o'clock to be welcomed by a big crowd of police. It was a most thrilling story that the Georgeanna's passengers had to tell— a story of a battle with gamblers on the boat In which the gamblers were badly worsted. The signal of distress was hoist ed with the result that there was a return to the city without even a glimpse of the yachts. The Georgeanna had been adver tised to carry passengers at $1 a head, but some well dressed men found that even a dollar was not needed to get aboard. The Georgeanna waited a long tlm - for* she started and her managers seemed anxious to till the boat. When she did leave her dock the passengers say she steamed very slowly. Moreover they al lege that, it was soon discovered that the Georgeanna was not going in the direc tion of the races, but was hugging the Shore. Excursionists began to think they saw a reason for this when faro tables, roulette wheels, sweat boards, whe< fortune and similar games of chance were opened up In various parts of the boat. Just off Sandy Hook the engines stopped and the boat began to drift. Indignant ticket holders began to gather on the up fie.r deck. The ripple of grumbles grew nto tidal waves and some one proposed an Indignation meeting and named one Captain Norton as chairman. Capta>:i Norton is a one-armed veteran and events proved a good organiser. He took hold promptly and a set of resolutions express ing indignation were drawn up. A com mittee was appointed to wait upon the captain. According to Captain Norton he was hiding in the hold. lie was fright ened, but said he could do nothing as the boat was out of coal. THE INCOMES OF ORDINALS ARE REDUCED Much Excitement Caused in Sacred College and Among Churchmen. ACTION OF THE POPE An Inventory of the Vatican's Art Treasures Place Their Vaiua- tion at $120,000,000. Special rvispnteh to The Call. ROME, Oct. 7.— The Pope has recently ' Inaugurated certain reforms appertaining to church customs that have caused a flutter of excitement in the sacred col lege, and among all of the higher prel ates. The innovation of his Holiness af iv, ta the incomes of cardinals and the ; exalted churchmen. For years it has been the custom to permit these to hold three ! and Bom times as high as five posts, from each of which more or less remuneration was derived. Of course, this has permit ted cardinals to obtain incomes far in excess of their actual salaries. Now the : P ipe has abolished all this. He has is sued an edict to the effect that the high est salary of a prelate shall not exceed 12,000 lires and a cardinal must content himself rfth not more than ffi.OOO lires The surplus revenues of those holding ex tra offices shall be paid into the Vain an treasury for the general use of the church. When it is remembered that some of the cardinals enjoy an income of I lires and Borne prelates as much a-s 70.000 it is evident that the treasury will I tit by hundreds of thousands per year It is confidently reported that this swe< p mg reform is due to investigations made! Dy tne 1 ope s order as to the extent the I 1146 Market Street. i J. O'BRIEN &CO.I ' i JUST TWO WEEKS I Since the Opening of our New} A. SUIT AND CLOAK j Establishment ♦ With a flattering public approval far beyond our most sanguine expeo- " Our new stock, which was carefully selected to meet a popular A* V mand. has undergone the crucial test cf thousands of ladies who havl t visited our new quarters, and who have with one accord pronounced our ? assortment far ahead of anything hitherto shown in this city Th? i a f t est effects in CLOAKS. WRAPS, WALKING JACKETS FINE t£-»« T STREET AND EVENING COSTUMES. Y?V?S ' E FLR!s . X TAILOR-MADE SUITS. SHIRT Tv'AISTS. SKIRTS (silk and c'oth^ i FEATHER BOAS, FANCY NECKWEAR. c.otn). + BLACK AND COLORED DRES3; FABRICS. X. Are constantly agving from our expert buyers in Eastern marV-At ♦ combining to forrrTan array of attrtctions of unusual interest tV"* * T tending purchasers at prices which ommend themselves to ail 1U " .1 ; ■ * ♦ T Black Dress Goods Dept. ! 46-inch BLACK CREPONS will be oCered at -.. X. 46-ir.ch BLACK SERGE, all pure wk>l; will bV offered at" "" L ?£ T **l f FANCY DRESS PLAIDS a* «■ i-erea at.. . . Oe yard J. TAILOR-MADE SUITS, in black brvwn/ navy and tan' - \£HZ/*** t GOLF CAPES from :.. . j ? A ~ ot> . Mo up to ?7o £ t to $25 ♦ FIRST-CLASS HAND REQUIRED FOR ALTERATION ROOM ♦ ~ r~ * ' t J, U DlilpJl (S CO. j 146 Market Stree. Bet. Taylor and Mason. I I Once more the indignation meeting as sembled and Captain Norton declared it time for action. "I move we haul down : the flag, hoisi a signal of distress and I head the boat for home." shouted Benja ! mln Lockwo id of Norwood, Conn. The motion was carried with a rush. Before ; any one could interfere the flag was at ! half-mast union down. Then there was a 1 rush for the gamblers, and according to ! all witnesses the light was beautiful. ! Camp stools were used as weapons. Cap | tain Norton seems to have directed things i In military style, and the men who wer« !at the gaming tables were routed. Some I of them hid below. The passengers seized wheels, layouts, i tables and dice and hurled them over board. Then the fiarht centered about tlm Bag on the upper deck. Peter Purdue had '< been left to guard the drooping colors by Captain Norton. Some one hit him on the head with a camp stool and he fell 1 senseless. Some one else cut the ha. yards. When the excursion boat touched the wharf a dozen nun made a dash for Hb ertv. but in vain. One of the las- men to ', be taken out was the captain of the boat. He was hooted as I •■ Left the pier and h» 1 as though he was scared to the verge of nervous prostration. Captain Norton and the members of the Indignation committee followed the pris oners to the police station. After the ex citement on the pier was over the police hack and rounded up about fifteen men, mostly members of the crew, whom i they found hiding in various parts of Lie boat. They also discovered some gam bling implements. The Georgeanna is one of the boats or th< Lincoln Park Steamboat Company of Philadelphia. She was sent here during • the yacht races to do an excursion busi i ness. One old Scotchman who was among trm passengers was nearly heartbroken. H* sobbed, "I saved up for a year to take my I family to see the Shamrock race and now 1 am cheated out of it all." church has lately been benefited by the wills of certain wealthy cardinals. In quiry Is said to have elicited the fact, which the P^pe at first refused to believe, that for twenty years past, during which a number of cardinals had left large for tunes, not one member of the sacred col lege had bequeathed any money to t.»a church, while bequests to hospitals wer« made on a most insignificant scale. The Pope has further shown his Inter est in the financial affairs of the church by having the Vatican's art treasures valued by professional experts, who have j just completed their labors. The contents I of the gr-?at picture gallery were valued at 70,000,000 lires. Raphael's "Transfisr i uration" vat reckoned to be worth I 000 lires; Egyptian Museum. 56,000.000 lires; I Numismatic collection, 22,000.000 lires; Pnr ! ghia Museum. 16,000,000 lires; various other collections, 40,000,000 lires; and the Vatican library, 200.000,000 lires. What is described as the church's secret archives were placed at 5.000,000 '.ires. In short, the whole art tr> asures within the Vatican are declared to bo worth 600.000.000 lires I about $120.'MX>.0<X». Ancient furniture was i valued al • '■cs and tapestry and : other stuffs at 6,000,000 lires. Sacred ob were placed at 50,000,000 lires and ry and precious stones at 70 ; of which 12,000,000 lires' worth is the per property of the present Pope. St. : Peter's, with its statuary and other mar j bles, its mosaic, sacred obiects, etc., was valued by the same experts at 100.000.0ij0 lires. CONCERNING FLOOD WATERS. People of Los Angeles Take an Ac tive Interest in the Matter. LOS ANGELES. Oct. 7.— The San Fran cisco representatives of the California iation for the Storat. | Waters arrived in Los Angeles this after noon. The visitors are William Thomas, W. H. Mills, General J. M. Gleaves. F. J. Bynames, Hugh Craig, J. A. Filcher, T. C. Fried lander and F. W. Dohrmann William Thomas presented the case for the San Franciscans. In part he said: •Our Idea is to have this State take up the work :or itself, supplement.; work done by the Government. The entire matter is a business proposition, and is resolved into nothing more than owner ship of water by the State. Not one cent of money shall be spent until we know what the whole thing will cost, and to this end a survey is proposed to secure the necessary data." J. A. Filcher, secretary of the associa tion, read a printed address to the citi zens of California, declaring the need for the conservation of the flood waters of the State and calling a convention to meet In San Francisco on November 14 to devise ways and means to this end. It was moved and carried that the rep resentatives present from the Los Angeles organizations be authorized to select del egates to the San Francisco convention after which action the meeting was ad journed.