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The Call Will Be Made
in Three Weeks.

Coffey & Martens and Shea & Shea
the Closest Competitors — Jury
Reports in Favor of the
About everything: of importance which
came before the Board of Supervisors
yesterday was put over for a week; the |
caning of the bond flection was postponed
three weeks; meanwhile the necessary
declaration of intention will he duly ad- i
vertised for :he two weeks provided for ;
by law. The declarations which were
adopted yesterday provided that the cost j
of. the improvements proposed was too
great to be paid for out of the ordinary
income of the city government. The im
provements proposed were as follows: I
That tho panhandle of the park be ex
tended easterly as far as Van Ness ave
jiue; that Golden Gate Park be extended
northerly between Thirteenth and Four- j
teenth avenues, to connect with thy Pre
sidio reservation; that funds be provided ,
lor the Mission park, blocks 86 and S7; j
that a general sewer system be provided j
tor; also a new City and County Hospital;
Hint $WW,<X)Q be set aside for the erection
<if new school houses and SIiXV.H) for the
r< pairing of old ones. AH of the deolara- j
li'.n.s wore unanimously adopted and
Mayor Phelan announced that it would be i
three weeks before the formal election j
call could be made, us two weeks would j
be required to legally advertise the an- j
tiouneements. The park election will be i
held December 27: Ihe hospital and sewer |
:<eieetlon mi December 29.
The reports of the committee appointed
♦o pass upon the plans submitted for a
new City and County Hospital were
opened ami read. Dr. J. R. Lame and
William Watt Kerr reported in favor of |
the plans drawn by Martens & Coffey.
Dr. < '. N. EUinwood submitted a separate
report, but was In favor of the same
hiiects. He qualified his choice, how
<■'. <-r. by suggesting that one-half of the :
spital buildings be erected on the Alms
)i'iu-e grounds, the other on Rincon Hill.
]>r. KHinwood also spoke highly of the
plans ut" Havens & Toepke and Shea &
tSheo. The Supervisors are at a loss to I
between the plans of Shea & Shea !
and Martens it Coftey. Roth are excel
lent, but the committee reported in favor .
of the latter firm and it is likely that the
award will be given them. On motion of
Supervisor Holland the f election of the
uhs was referred to the Supervisors
sitting as a committee of the whole at
the lv^xt regular meeting.
Thd motion made by Supervisor Black I
to rescind the ord< r prohibiting the dis- I
play of banners «n the public streets was j
finally disposed of by indefinite postpone I
ment. At the last meeting Black moved I
to amend the original order by providing I
that banners might be strung on any j
s-treet excepting Market and Kearny
str.-vis. Holland moved to indefinitely !
postpone, but his motion was lost and ho i
leave notice of reconsideration. His notice '
wr 'f taken up yesterday and the vote !
unanimously reconsidered; the whole mat- !
ter went over to a future date and mean- j
while no banners may be displayed. The j
lighting contracts were barely mentioned ;
and u;>on suggestion of the "Mayor" went
' •••• -r ior another week.
The following petitions were received and re
ferr.^ to the Committee:
natrons & HoodJ asalr.st requesting the re
oval ol a sign whirh extends across the side
ws-.k at the southeast corner of Greenwich and :
J.>.-n streets; Merchant?" Association, appeal
ins to the board to BUBpend in its entirety the
ord*r prohibiting the suspension of campaign
banners nTus"? the public streets; Josenh T.
Poheim, for tho paving with bitumen of Locust I
ftr»<rt. between Clay mid Washington; Home j
Supply Company, for pormisHion to project two I
enow windows twelve Inches from the bullying !
line in front •if 2w r.n.l 210 Front street: Isadore
Uchtensteln, for permission to erect an<i main- j
tain an electric Ileht transoerency to project
from windows In front of premises at IS Grant
uvenue: Flinn <st Treacy. for an extension ut
pixty flays' time in which to complete their
private coiitrart for pavine, etc.. Thirteenth
street, between Valencia and Guerrero; A. Da
idson, for per:r.;s.sion to erect and maintain a
liost and clock sign on the outer etfffe of the :
fM-wlk In front of the premises at 120 Stock
t n street: f.'. H. Lili.-nthnl, for permission to
( iver with n ijlass pH>f 2« by 30 feet of the '
mml of the lot at ir,7» Market street.
The following protests were received and re- i
fwrr* tn !»:•■ Street Committee:
Remain C. Bloom, nsralnst permitting M. Me-
Carthy to sewt-r a part of Cuvler street hy pri
contract; John Riatow, against the pro- i
■'. w. rk of constructing artificial stone side- j
!k<, pto.. nn the northwesterly corner of :
y street and .San Kruno avenue; property i
iers, aeninst the onnßtructlon of artlflolal ;
sidewalks, on Central avenue between
Oak and Page streets; George L*wlston, against '
construction of artificial atone sidewalks, on •
Nlr.ih Rtreet. between Harrison ■•■:•. Ijryant;
i .-■!> owner*, acainet the paving of Wildey ;
avenue, bet *ei-ii Webster and Fillmore streets. ;
Th* Superintendent of Streets recommended i
that the following street work be done: ■
Paving with bitumen, roadway of Dolores, at •
the crossing pf T^*-ntleth. Twenty-llrst and :
liberty f>tr««t<'; granite curb, on Pierce street, !
between Vallejo and Green; same, on Pierce ;
rtr.t-t. between Or<-en and Union; granite oruba ;
arid culverts, cesspools, etc.^ on northeasterly
and Boutheasterly corners of the crossing iif
I'Jerce rind Green streets; artificial stone side- |
walks, on Faciflc ftreet, between Hyde and !
Larktn; jwu 1 , on westerly ::•■■• Leavenworth
street, befwe»n Greenwich a «1 Lombard; same, !
en north'-rly line of Clark street, between I
Drumm and Davis; same, on Paciflo avenue, be- ;
uveen Webster and Fillmore streets; same, on
northerly line of Fulton street, between I.ar
kin ami Polk; came, on easterly line of Polk i
street, between Fulton and McAllister: (trading
Nineteenth avenue, r^tween I. and M streetK, !
redwood curbs laid thereon and roadway and i
.siil>walk mai-aiumized: same, on Nlnteenth j
avenue, t^mem M and N, P and Q, Q and i
R and R aiid S streets.
iteF.^utions ot intention to order street work j
performed were adopted a* follows:
Granite curhs on \Vat-rtini<ton atl Mt, between
,l!more and Fteiner, roadway of sama to be
IKVP.I with bitumen; granite curbs at Inter
s.-rtlon of San Jop<- av<-nue. Twenty-eighth and ;
oiierrero streets, roadway of name to be paved
with bitumen; granite <-urb« on Kan Jose ave
nue, between Twenty-sixth and Army streets, !
roadway for sanse i.-.. m Twenty-sixth street for j
a distance of fj;6 southerly, to be paved with
Litumen: ;irtiflrUl stone Sidewalks on l^aKima
street; Detween Broadway an Vullejo street;
prarrtU curbs on Uasqnlc avenue, between Oak
an.l lags streets, roadway to be paved with
bitumen; t'rnnite curbH on Church street, be- ;
tween rwenty-nlnth and Uay streets, roadway !
to be paved with >.!tum<«n; eranlte curbs on ■
Jcs-!e str^t. between Thirteenth and Four- !
t.-enth. roadway to be paved with bitumen.
Resolutions were adapted awarding contracts
for the_perfprmance of street work as follows:
Fan ruuiK-isrr, paving Company, bitumen pav
ing and granite curbs, on Twenty-ninth street i
I /'"VAKLAND, Oct. 23-Charles Baker, the rancher of Seminary avenue,
1 1 who Is being miH by Si rah A. Haker for a divorce because of alleged
PXT| ' v, made a flnai effort In Judge Ogden's court to-day to
itlon, bat without avail. The case came up on motion
for counsel fee .-,•., an^ Bakr-r tried to get her to d^op tho proceed
ings and come and live with him a^aln, but it was useless. "I have stood
• tor twenty yr-ars," replied Mrs. Baker, "and I do not propose
1 to go bark. My husband got to drinking and squandering the money I
should have had to support my children with. He knocked me down and
cmc from my home. I will never return to him again." A week ago
: ad made ;i Similar though perhaps stronger declaration in court and
it was published in The Call ni the time, evidently at the displeasure of
to-day: "That Call newspaper story is all a lie
: The <'al! again. My wife must come and live
with 111 write a pledge In a Bible that I will not take a drink
Jui ' ordered that Baker pay his wife $30 attorney
■ ti.tj as the parties left the courtroom Baker seized his
wife by her arms and Insisted on discussing their troubles. Some display
of force was required to separate the excited man from his terrified wife.
between San Jose avenue and Dolores street,
paving 274 cents per square foot and curbing
•5 cents per lineal foot; Pacific Street Improve
ment Company, bitumen pavement on Zoe
place, from Folsom street to the southeasterly
I termination of Zoe place, at 21 cents per square
foot: J. J. Do-wllng, 14-inch sewer with three
manholes in Tllden street, between Castro and
a point in the center of Tllden street. 291 feet
westerly from Castro, to connect with sewer
I in Castro street, at $6 IS per lineal foot for
; fewer construction and $63 each for manholes
and covers; K. Donnelly, artificial stone side
j walks, at 26 cents per square foot, on the
I northerly side of Filbert street, from Roach
| alley to Jones street. '
A resolution was adopted ordering the per
formance of the following street work: Eight-
Inch sewer With two manholes and covers in
Worth Street, between Twenty-first and T wen
tj second streets, to connect with sower in
Twenty-second Rtreet.
Resolutions were Tossed to print granting
permission for the performance of the follow
ing street work by private contract:
Pacific Paving Company, granite curbs ana
bitumen pavement on Buchanan Ftreet. be
tween Filbert and Greenwich streets; sari Fran
cisco Paving Company, gianite Cants an 1 basalt
block pavement on McAllister street, between
Centra] avenue and Masonic avenue.
Resolutions of full acceptance of street work
were finally adopted as follows:
Front street, between Clay and Washington,
; bitumen pavement. , .
Th£ Superintendent of Streets recommended
, the full acceptance of the following street
work: . ,
Fillmore street, from Haight to Page, basalt
pavement, Flinn & Treacy. private contract;
Pulton street, north side, from Stanyan street
to First avenue, basalt block pavement, Flinn
& Treacy private contract; Pine street, cross
ing of iJKr.ir.a. bitumen pavement, Pacific Pav
ing Company: Alabama street, from Twenty- i
fourth to Twenty-fifth, bitumen pavement. City
Ptreet Improvement Company, private contract;
Potrero avenue, from Sixteenth to Seventeenth,
bitumen pavement. City Street Improvement
Company) private contract.
i The Superintendent of Streets recommended
I thnt extensions of time on contructs for the per- <
formance of street work be granted as follows: '
M J Plres ninety days on contract to con
struct a sewer on Bennington street, crossing
Kllert; M. J. Plres. ninety days on contract to
construct a sewer In Bennington street, cross-
Ing Newman: J. F. Lorenz, ninety days on con
| tract to construct artificial stone sidewalks on
Scott street, between Hayes and Fulton.
The Superintendent Of Streets was directed
I to recommend tha construction of an outlet to
the Arlington-street sewer, it Charles street;
also to notify property owners on Haight street,
between Fillmore and Stelner, to replace wood
en sidewalks with artificial stone sidewalks;
nlso to notify owners of property on Ninth
I stroet, between Harrison and Bryant, to lay
artificial stone sidewalks where necessary.
The protest against the construction of arti
ficial stone sidewalks cm Market street, be
tween Fifteenth and Sixteenth, and between
Noe and Sanchez, was overruled.
The hearing of the protest against the con- I
struction of a sewer, etc., In San Bruno ave
nue, between Marlposa and Eighteenth streets,
was set for next Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
An order was pasted to print granting to th'>
San Francisco and San Joaquln Valley Rail
road permission to construct tracks across Bry
ant street In the vicinity of Spear street.
Positive Action Taken
at San Jose.
Special TMspatch to The Call.
SAX JOSE. Oct. 23.— The Pastors' Union
and the Metbodist Preachers' Association
;.nd Mayor Martin have locked horns over
the Golden Jubilee celebration to be held
here, commencing December -'. and
da^ 's Joint meeting of the ministers' asso
ciations it was decided not to participate
in the celebration as ortanizatioiis. The
hers declined to have anything to do
with the celebration unless they knew be
uffuir and
were also given proportionate representa
tion on committee^.
.-• i ■. : ■ r Bh< rtrldge assured them that
Mayor Martin would eive them a ■
in the mai • of the event, but
when the committee waited upon him he
; ight to mak
an offer. The Mayor has stated the
granted to run the whole affair,
but this tht latter deny und denoun
■atlon as savoring of politics. Great
interest was centered in to-day's meet
The associations decided that the mln
as they pleased Individ
ually, but it is not likely more than one
no will take part, and the outcome
of the fight between the Mayor und the
churches will be eagerly watched.
The Well-Known Rifleman Severely
Burned by Gunpowder.
D. B. Faktor, the well-known rifleman.
met with an accident on Saturday that
will confine him to his house for several
days to come. He was the victim of an
explosion of gunpowder which came near
destroying his eyesight, besides burning
liis hands and face severely.
Mr. Faktor attended the public prize
rifle-shooting tournament of the S.
memo Helvetia Rifle Club, and carried a !
lot of powder in his satchel. On the wav
home some of the powder must
i.. en shaken out, for on Saturday he
found half a pound of the explosive
in the bottom. While preparlni
i.v at Shell Mound Park,
Faktor emptied the stuff into a p
which he ' arried to the edg^ of the side
walk on the corner of Stockton and
n'FarnMl streets. He poured the pO"»
into the gutter and the explosive must
have fallen upon the stump of a cigar
or cigarette, for there was .-i Hash and
the furl force of the flame struck Faktor
fairly in the faos, burning his hair, eye- .
brows and hands severely. For a time
thf physician feared for his eyesight, but
the danger point is now passed and tho
rifleman will be around in the course of
three or four days
ihf xnree Musketeers" was ,i (irawini?
card at th« Alcazar last night, ntid it
drrw the applause and laughter of the
audience. Curtain calls were frequent for
Eugene Ormonde, the d'Artajsrnan of th*
east; Juliet Crosby, th<- Queen, and Ger
■ Foster, the lady villain and spy of
th<> Cardinal Richelieu. The play was
carefully staged and brilliantly dr
find Mr. Ormonde, in the leading role was
h pleasant surprise to his friends. Even
with the rollicking aggressiveness and
on Impetuosity of th>- younger Sal
vlni yet un faded in the memory of
r-poers. Mr. Ormonde made h sue-
T the rolf. Mr. Kins faithfully por
d the subtlety and the cruel craftl
nesa with which thf author painted tne
character of Richelieu, and s. emed to en
joy the detestation exhibited toward him
i>v the audi-
At the Chutes Theater last ni^ht A<ipie
sang "Who's Dat Said Chicken in Dlfl
Crowd" in h'-r caye ot lions, while a
pickßhlnny strolled jmst with a rooster in
his arms. The lions became ev«n more
excited than the audience. Major Mite
sang a coster poti-,', Iln^'h Bmrnett gave a
clever vantriloaula) performance and the
rest of the bill was good.
Society Approves the
New Opera.
A Man of Many Love Affairs Has
Trouble at the California—Ex
cellent Bill at the Or
It is seldom that San Francisco theater
h. . rs are regaled with real first-night per
formances, hence when such aai Important
does occur In the annals of local
theater history swelldom and clubdom
! turn out in full force and in full dress.
i for that matter, in order to lend luster
to the tout ensemble. Thus the Grand
Opera-house had all the appearance of a
gala night when H. J. Stewart's and Clay
ai. Greene's comic opera, "The Uonsplra
; tors," had its maiden production. There
; were curtain call 9 galore and encores In
plenty. The author was called before the
i curtain and a speech was insisted upon
which, as usual, contained a bunch of
thanks for everybody In general and the
piayers in particular.
Dr. Stewan struck a fortunate lead
when i;.- chose the light, merry vein of
composition. And, notwithstanding it i?
ear-tl(jkHng tendencies it is o£ very good
iiuality. 'J ne orchestration is very artis
tically worked out and shows the ability
of tht- composer In the direction of har
! mony. Thi action 1 consider the
duct between Juanlto (.soprano) and i>on
Filipo (bass), Bupported, or, rather, aug
i men ted, by a very impressive chorus ef
iVct behind the scenes. Another pretty
selection is a madrigal quintet. Equally
worthy of praise 1b the finale of the first
act, consisting of a catchy waltz song.
whose opening strains resemble somewhat
Gounod's "bluing Song," but which
does not mar its beauty In the least.
In the second act it Ja a Spanish waltz
song and ballad for the tenor which re
i ceive the most applause. As far as the
plot is ooncerned the comedy is rather in
the ensemble than in the individual
work. Miss Bt-ssie Fairbairn as the Queen
| of Spain stems to be the comedian of tne
■ play and receives the most laughter. .Miss
i Edith Mason in the title role assisted
greatly In the success of the play. Sue
looked very handsome, as usual, ».nd
i made quite a dashing Don Juanlto. She
sang with that care and clearness of voice
i which mark all her performances, 'x ne
i other players who created the first roles
were Arthur Wooley, Nace Bonneville,
Thomas H. Persse, William Woolf, in
fred Guff, Hattie Belle Ladd and Georgie
The costumes were brilliant and the
scenery elegant. The mounting of the
piece was In all respects luxurious and
1 tasteful, which fact reilects creditably on
Charles H. Junes, who must have devoted
much time ai.J labor in the accomplish
ment of such magnificent scenic effects.
The ballets were very chic.
"The Milk White Flag" is not a young
farce. It comes to the Columbia well
along in middle years, and it has cast
aside Ihe wild hilarity of youth. It has
settled down Into comfortable, friendly
chuckles that are for the sake of avid
lang syne, but nobody .seems to like it
uny the less because it has ceased to sur
it seems to be the established precedent
of the New STork farce to bring along one
real rousing hit and depend tor the rest
upon mediocrity which apologises for it-
Self by being metropolitan. The hit last
week was .Bertie Fowler; now it is Littld
He is a smack of humanity, with feet
that click and clatter like plantation
bones, and he la not entirely spoiled.
This is part of his secret. Moreover, the
audience does not see quite enough of
him, wherein still more of his secret lies.
.Beyond this, it isn't worth while to in
vestigate the reasons of his funniness.
He probably doesn't know them himself,
and if he aid there would be an end of
The Roll Call of the Ransom Guards
bears few names that will bo recalled
when next they appear on a programme.
John Marble as the undertaker is worth
while, and Robert Germaine in Napoleonic
guise is good-looking enough to be for
given by Napoleon. The rest depend upon
the play to play itself, and the old "Milk
White Flag" rises to the emergency.
As for mo of the ladies of the com
pany — oh, well, charity is cheap enough
for any audience to afford. It is the most
economical virtue in the world, and it
would be a shame indeed if San Francisco
people could not Indulge. Besides, Cora
Morlan's dressmaker has done herself
proud, and Miss Morlan must be as good
to hang gowns upon as any patent model,
except she can't be telescoped.
Mabel Hit does not ask for charity.
Her turn takes care of itself, and the
Lawrence sisters are clever enough acro
bats to make up for being very tedious
singers. But the chorus does not look
well fed, and health has much to do
with beauty, you know.
The flag still flutters, but mildly.
"La Belle Helene," a comic opera In
which the characters and scenes, but not
the words, are taken from the mythology
of Homer, was put on at the Tivoli last
night and was quite enthusiastically re
ceived. The production is rather difficult
of analysis because there is really noth
ing that calls for such a delicate opera
tion. The whole scheme is a burlesque
based on the love story of Paris, ' the
handsome son of King Priam of Troy
and Helene, the beautiful wife of Mene
laus, King Of Sparta. The latter is pic
tured as a senile, decrepit monarch, while
Agamemnon, Achilles and the two
Ajaxes, those famous and dignified old
warrior kings, were made about as ridic
ulous as possible. The absurdity reaches
its height at the end of the second act,
when Paris, the handsome but effeminate
prince, drives the whole flock of mytho
logical heroes before him by jabbing at
them with a short Greek broadsword,
■which he wields as a modern duellist
would a rapier.
The humor is largely made up of local
gags, some of which are quite clever. Ada
Walker Palmer as Helens has a good
singing part and Is equal to all demands
made upon her. Julia Cotto as Orestes
has a solo, with which she scored a de
cided hit. Phil Branson as Menelaus di
vided honors with Alf C. Wheelan as
Calchas the Grand Augur, both comedy
parts. Tom Greene as Paris was well re
ceived, but he injured his reputation for
graceful deportment by walking on his
lady love's train in the middle of a very
strong love scene. The chorus is suscepti
ble of improvement.
The musical farce-comedy, "A Breach
of Promise," attracted another large
audience to the California last night and
the laughter was incessant. Joseph Har
rington; Burt Haverly, Hurt Jordan Nel
lie Senneth, Rosa Crouch, Tony 'Pearl
and Memphis Kennedy In their specialties
are quite entertaining. Haverly's imita
tion of Sousa is the hit of the piece.
■ Otpheum.
There was not even standing room at
the Orpheum last night. The programme
warranted the house. It was brim full of
good turns, and every one of them re
ceived its full mead of praise. Wright
HuntinKton. in Brandon Hurst's comedy
"A Stolen Kiss," was particularly good'
The trick and musical canines and the
gymnast monkeys made everybody won
der how animal training could be brought
to such perfection. Bada won three re
calls for her performance on the violin
and the Florenz troupe of acrobats were
quite entertaining. Laura Burt was a
success as a monologue artist, but her
singing of old-fashioned love songs was
what caught the fancy of the house and
won her several recalls.
City miss (in rural bookstore)— Have
you "Wood and Won'?
Clerk (blushing)— Not yet, ma'am; but
I'm keeping steady company with Sally
1 llaceede, an' my prospects are good-
Horrible Death of a Prominent
Oakland Young Lady,
OAKLAND. Oct. 23.— Miss Hattle M^-
I.cod. aged 25 years, a daughter of
Daniel McLeod, the contractor and
builder, met a horrible death by fire
to-night at her parents' homo, 1024
Seventeenth street. Shortly after 0 o'clock
the young woman was seated at a small
table in her bedroom working on a
muffler. Suddenly she arose, and the
muffler becoming entangled with an ordi
rary glass hand-lamp, upset the latter,
which broke in pieces at her feet. Be
fore she could escape the burning oil had
Ignited her dress, a light wrapper, and
before aid could be summoned her body
was so horribly burned that she died of
her Injuries at 11:10. several hours later.
Her agonizing screams brought her
mother and a cousin to the scene almost
immediately. At the same time George
Muller. a member of Truck 3 of the Fire
Department, and who Is employed by the
Western Union Telegraph Company, was
passing by on his wheel. The flames in
Miss McLeod's bedroom, on the second
floor, attracted his attention, and he in
stantly rushed Into the house and to the
room. The sight he there witnessed was
most horrible to behold. Muller imme
diately grabbed Ihe clothing from the bed
and by rolling the young woman in its
folds Bmothered the flames.
Dr. F. Wilkes was promptly summoned,
Bitter Legal Battle in
Open Court.
Oakland Office SaJi Francisco Call,
908 Broadway, •_ ct. 23.
There were several Interesting urprises
sprung to-day In the multiplicity of con
tests over the $6000 estate of Sarah B.
Byrod, deceased, and several exciting
scenes were enacted before Superior Judge
Hall when the matter of the petitions ot 1
Darwin C. de Go lla and George \V. Kelley |
for a distribution of the estate came on
for hearing.
Mrs. Byrod was formerly an Oakland i
school teacher and when she died she left j
her estate to the Home of Truth and |
named Mrs. Mary Hawkins as executrix, i
For some reason under the law the home j
could not enjoy the bequest Mrs. Byrod j
had Ignored Frederick Wilson Byrod In j
her will and he claims to have been her
husband. He was in Jail at Sacramento j
for drunkenness and employed attorneys j
to recover the estate for himself, li ]
December, IS^S, he assigned his Interest j
in the estate to Attorney Darwin C. de j
Golla of this city, the agreement being ,
that the attorney is to retain one-half of
the amount recovered. |
In the meantime Byrod had employed j
Frank B. Ryan, a Sacramento attorney, (
to tight De Oolia afterward and one con- ;
test led to another. Finally George Kel
ley a Sacramento jailer, petitioned toat :
the' estate be distributed, and De Oolia..
on behalf of Byrod, tiled a similar peti
tion When the matter came up in court
to-day there was a considerable array of
legal' talent from the Capital City. At-;
orneys John C. March and W. W. Rhodes ;
wire on hand to protect the interests of
Kelley; Attorney Ryan had come down'
ostensibly to lepresent Byrod, but was
knocked out in the first round. Byrod
taking the stand and declaring Ryan was j
not his attorney; and Darwin C. de Goiia :
represented Byrod.
Suddenly at one stage of the proceed- j
inKS Attorneys Rhodes and March pro
duced an absolute assignment of all in- i
terest *n the estate from Byrod to Jailer |
Kelley dated June 24, 1899, and it now ap
pears as though, should De Goiia succeed
In hie petition for distribution, what is
left over nft^r his fees have been met i
may not go to Byrod, but to Jailer Kel- I
lev as per assignment, which was duly
acknowledged before Notary Grove JL. j
Because an agreement wherein Kelley i
had stipulated to care for Byrod dining
his remaining days had not been brought j
into court, but is concealed in Rhodes' |
safe, Judge Hall continued the matter j
until next Saturday.
At one stage Byrod on the witness stand !
declared that Attorney Rhodes had told |
him that "Ryan had been engaged in se.v- 1
era! shady transactions." To impeach
Byrod Rhodes insisted on being sworn
and testified that he cast no such asper- !
slon upon Ryan, whom he regarded as a
reputable attorney.
The bitterest of feeling and considerable
lack "f courtesy was shown between the
various attorneys and Judge Hall no'.ed
the ! ;i( 'k of confidence.
incidentally, to complicate matters ntlll
further, ExecutrtK Hawkins this after- j
noon also field a petition for diFtributlon.
BERKELEY. Oct. 25.-Through the OOl
lapM of a wharf at West B^keley this
morning a lumber vr&ffon <lriv?n by Jack
Mt-sin was thrown suddenly Into the bay.
The horses were pinned in by tne boards
and perished before help could arrive.
The driver by swimming was able to save
his life.
The accident occurred at 7:15 o'clock
this morning. Megin was driving off the
wharf with a load of damp lumber. When
about fifty feet from the end of the
stringers of the wharf it gave nay and
fully forty feet of the structure collapsed.
Driver, team and lumber were precipitat
ed into the water. It was with difficulty
hat the driver escaped with his life. The
horses could not be freed in time to save
themselves, as the timbers of t c wharf
held them down. The teum belonged to
Fountain Newell of West Berkeley and
was valued at $300.
The wharf Is owned by Samuel Hey
ward and was leased by him to the Tay
lor Lumber Company. No extra lumber
was stored upon the wharf at the time
and the accident Is attributed to the bad
state of repair in which the structure had
been kept.
Q A\AKLAND, Oct. 23.— Gustave Seamans, a desperate burglar, who has
I Itwlce served short terms in the State prison, laughs at the bolts and bars Q
a V_/of the jail at Centervllle. About two months ago he escaped by cut- *
V ting his way out through the roof of the jail with a pocket-knife on the 7)
•fc night before his preliminary hearing. Last Friday Seamans was recaptured at [
A San Jose and Constable Vandervoort hastened to bring his prisoner to T
V Centerville's l.asttle. . Q
•¥■ When the Constable went to give the prisoner his breakfast this morning +
A Seamans had flown once again and the bright rays of the sun were streaming A
V down Into the dungeon through the same old hole in the roof, over which
some old boards had been nailed after the first Jail delivery. T
I and later Dr. Pratt was called, but both
• physicians pronounced the case hopeless
: and that denth was Inevitable, notwith
! Ftandlnp the unfortunate victim remained
I conscious up to' within ;m hour of the
I end, und related to her grief-stricken par
ents how the accident occurred. She said
that she was working: on the muffler,
when she thought she heard her mother
call. "I Immediately got up to go down
! stairs to see what ma wanted of me," she
! whispered, "and the muffler caught on the
; lamp and threw it on the floor. It ex
ploded and the fire caught on my dress.
because I was trying to save the muffler.
jlt didn't belong to me." And then her
' strength would give out and she was cau
-1 tioned to compose herself as much as pos
There was hardly an inch of cuticle on
the unfortunate woman's body that was
not charred and her hands were burned to
a crisp. Her features were almost oblit
The dead young woman was a comely,
tall brunette, of the kindliest of disposi
tions and enjoyed a large circle of close
| friends. She was a member of the choir
of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, and
when she realized the end was near she
called for Rev. Dr. Huhne, formerly rec
: tor of the church, who promptly obeyed
j the summons and ministered what spirit-
I nal consolation lay in his power.
Judge Greene Scores
Mrs. Cahill.
Oakland office San Francisco Call,
90S Broadway, October 23.
A mild sensation developed In the di
vorce suit of Christopher C. Cahlll against
Margaret P. Cahlll, brought on the
grounds of cruelty, which was up before
Judge Greene to-day on motion for coun- |
Bel fees, costs and alimony, and as a re- 1
suit of the discovery of a rase of re- ;
markable duplicity the wife was severely
scored by the court, she being openly
charged with perjuring herself.
The Cahllls, It appears, had about come ;
jto the conclusion to be reconciled, but
! hostilities broke out again yesterday.
' Matters have since become more compli
cated than ever and a warm time 1b an
The wife testified In court to-day that j
her husband had called on her lust Sat
urday, begging to be taken back and de- j
daring he could not stand the notoriety <>f
a divorce trial, so she Immediately con
sulted her attorneys, who drew up a
statement for her husband to sign, in
which all the scandalous remarks he bad
ever uttered against her in his complaint
were retracted. He hud also voluntarily
: deeded to her his interest in the home
stead. And now that hostilities had
broken out yesterday, she declared she
j was afraid of her life, and that the bus
! band had frequently warned her that
i their troubles would yet end in a tragedy. !
Cahill's testimony put a different aspect
ion the case, however. He admitted he
had signed a statement and the deed, but
said Mrs. Cahlll had also signed a state
' merit setting forth her promises, but that
this was In lead pencil, and so he had al
| lowed her to take It away to have the \
I same copied in ink. Afterward she nni
refused to make a new agreement, but
is t i 11 kept pussession of the other docu- :
ments. She had promptly placed the
deed on record.
"I never threatened to kill my wife.' 1
continued Caliill un the witness-stand,
"but she hns t^ice threatened to kill me,
by putting strychnine in my coffee. I was
' willing to go to almost any length to set
-1 tie our differences, but my home has been i
infested with men whom my wife has n
i vited to stop there, and I've been unable j
I to get rid of them. One of them, William
1 Sinkwitz, I had arrested recently for dis
turbing mv peace, but my wife ballad
i him out. T"hen 1 had him arrested a sec
i ond time and he ie now serving thirty
I days. I have always provided for my
i family, but I insist on being master of |
i my own house."
Judge Greene decided that he would not
rule on the motion for alimony until after
Mrs Cahlll has deeded back to her hus
band tl+ Interest in the homestead. "I
believe Cahill's statement." said the
< ourt "He tells a straight story, and
Mrs Cahlll had better deed back to him,
for I think It was got from him by a trick
lon her part. There is no doubt that
; he opened the way and she took advant
age of it. I don't believe Mrs. Cahill's
statement that she was not to abandon
I the divorce suit. Her conduct and her :
| own statement? show that she has not \
i been honest in the matter."
! Judge Greene accordingly continued tne ;
i case until to-morrow morning to allow ,
' : Mrs Cahill time in which to restore to
her husband his interest in the home near
Fruitvale. _
Marriage Licenses Issued.
OA.KLAND, Oct. 23.— Marriage licenses
wero issued to-day to the following
named: Vincent Silvia Marks. 27 years,
and Marie Agnes Fratos. 20 years, both
of Oakland; Frank L. Savage, 28 years,
Hollister, and Lizzie F. Walterbaugh, 2S
years Livermore; Henry Dieckmann, 29
years and Anna Christina Bothsow, 31
years Mt. Eden; Antone Joe Andrada, 22
year? and Rclle Carmo, 21 years, Hay-
Wards; Antonio B. Sequeira, 47 years,
Elmhurst. and Francisca da Luiz Silva,
26 years, Decoto.
Wanted to Sell Too Cheaply.
OAKLAND, Oct. 23.— Milton Barley was
trying to sell a dark brown gelding and
■ black-top piano horse huggy at such a
cut-rate figure that he excited suspicion
to-day. Tfe said he had driven up from
Loa Angeles and had friends In San Fran
cisco. As he could give no references he
was detained by the police, who also took
charge of the rig, which they believe to
have been stolen.
Orchardist's Sudden Death.
OAKLAND. Oct. 23.— Charles Miller, an
orchardist. aged 70 years, died suddenly
at his home near CentPrviHe this morn-
Ing. Death Is attributed to heart trouble.
Deceased was a widower. An inquest will
be held to-morrow morning.
Vestry Accepts Dr.
Law's Resignation.
Oakland Office San Frnnolpeo Call,
908 Broadway, Oct. 23.
It Is as interesting as a game of bluff. '
the clever little game thai has been:
played between Rector Marshal] Law and
the vestry of the Church of the Advent, j
The vestry held a special meeting to
night to consider the rector's resignation.
The meeting was called by order of. C. B.
Foot, the junior warden, In the absence j
of J. J. Valentine, senior warden. Dr.
I.aw stated yesterday that he held the
fort, as a meeting of the vestry to accept
nl.s resignation could only be called by I
the junior and BenJor warden, and both |
are out of town. Now comes the little j
surprise to the rector. Unknown to him, j
before Vestryman Pope left Oakland he |
resigned as junior warden and Mr. Foot
was regularly elected to succeed him. This
throws down the latest move oJ the rec
Dr. Law has stated that there ia no
force to the agreement by which he prom
ised to resign this month if certain things
were carried out, and he has therefore
put io a resignation conditioned upon the
not granting to him of complete power in
the church and additional salary. This
was the resignation which the vestry de
cided to recognize.
The vestry decided to accept this resig
nation, because by so doing they will
score two points at once. They will get
rid of the rector, who is not congenial to !
i them ami they will save money, because
in the original agreement they undertook
to pay the expenses of Mrs. Law and
family East, whereas by the ordinary ac
ceptance of the rector's latest resignation
they are relieved from such responsibility.
The vestry is now composed of J. J.
Valentine, senior warden; C. B. Foot,
junior warden; Richard Burr, Dr. H. I.
Jones, J. Stalder and A. J. Reid. J. J.
Valentino, although he resigned some |
months atro, after a disagreement with the \
rector, is still senior warden, the records j
showing that his resignation was not ac
cepted but was returned to him with the i
request for a reconsideration. As he has j
not made a reo.ues.t that the resignation
be considered final. It Is assumed that he
is morally as well as officially in office.
The full extent of the opposition exist
ing to the rector may be gathered from
the act of the choir in refusing to sing
yesterday, as told in to-day's Pall. There
are about fifty members in the choir, all I
vested, and it was organized by Dr. Law !
and trained by his wife, who acted as nr
panlst and choirmaster. Yesterday all of
these singers were so averse to "singiner
while Dr. Law was present that they re- :
fused to occupy their seats In the chancel. 1
OAKLAND, Oct. 23.— Charles Mautalen
has been sued for a divorce by Alice
Mautalen, the wife alleging that he haa
failed to provide for her for over a year.
Mrs. Mautalen is one of several pretty
Bisters who resided in San Francisco and
who have made much social history here
and In I>ondon during the past live years.
One of her sisters married somebody with
a title and another figured as a victim in
a diamond robbery.
Nearly three years ago the Mautalens
were married at Sacramento while he was
an attache of the Legislature. At that
time Mautalen, who had been chairman
of the County Central Republican Com
mittee, was on the crest of his political
power, nnd the wedding was quite an
event, Nearly a year ago the couple sep
arated and the suit fllea to-day was no<
a surprise. The romantic careers of the
Newland Bisters, of whom Mrs. Mautalen
is one. have been very freely exploited in
the newspapers.
Woodmen of the World.
Last week there was an interesting
ceremony in Odd Fellows' Cemetery by
the membership of Golden Gate ('amp
under the leadership of F. T. Phelps, the
consul commander, and other officers. It
was the unveiling of two beautiful monu
ments which had been erected by tha
camp over the graves of the late Charles
P. feohaefer and Jacob Fegersten. The
ceremonies of the order, most impressive,
were carried as laid down in the ritual
the oration being delivered by Neighbor
M. T. Moses.
Frank Trimbell of Golden Gate Camp
and Fred B. Swan of Calumet Camp have
been appointed special organizers for thlsl
city. I
(ahimet Camp recently pave a very en-l
joyable social in the Shiels building.!
There was a good attendance. I
Golden Gatf Camp since the first of thel
month has initiated fourteen candidates. l
Passing Away of W. H. Ayers.
OAKLAND. Oct. 23.— William H. Ayerfl,
Whose flowing white beard made him a
conspicuous fiprtire on thr> streets here for
many years, and who at one time was
quite prosperous, died yesterday at the
("ounty Infirmary, whither he had gone
some time ago, not beinp able to care for
himself any longer. He was over 70 years
of age and had many friends, who will
probably arranee for his funeral.
The Poolroom Cases.
Judge Treadwell is still smarting under
the criticism of his action In disposing of
the forty-three poolroom cases by a fine
of $6, with no .alternative in each case
Yesterday, after a stormy interview with
Chief Lees in which the Chief emphati
■ cally denied that he had agreed to such
disposition of the cases, the Judge deeid
! Ed to put back thirty-nine of the cases on
his calendar for trial, as he claimed that
■ only four cases were on the regular calen
: dar of his court when he rendered his de
cision, the others being on the reserve
calendar. This is denied -by Clerk McQuaid
who alleges that the records will show all
the cases were on the regular calenuar.
Yesterday's Bankrupts.
P. D. Polidnri, Santa Clara, $3123 90;
assets, %%4. Ralph H. Bulkley, Solano
(•.unity, $121S 49; no assets. \V. T. Stew
art, Monterey. $H.V> 11: assets, $475. George
H. Taher, rancher, Oroville, $1307 67; no
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