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Tuohey, T. R. Hunt, J. E. O'Brien, M. J. Gavin, A. J. Wilkinson, George E. Madi tson, J. E. Cook, E. J. Hannon, James J McCarthy, O. V. Mendenhall. Herbert H. Jenness, Joseph Feehan, Charles. =F. Eckel, Thomas F. Clark, D. B. Bowley. The deputies were all instructed as to the nature of their duties and were pul through the paces In "bunches of fly " The first step will be to place In the hands of the taxpayers the blank forms upon which the annual return of personal property is to be made. While these forms are being given out now it is im portant that the taxpayers should re member, that they are not to be filled out | until March 5. The ; law requires that the statement should contain a list of all the taxable personal property owned by, Sn •the possession . of, or - controlled ,by the taxpayer at noon on the, first 'Monday of March, and they wlllbe called for by the field deputies Immediately after that date. • LATEST WITNESS FOR MRS. CRAVEN-FAIR. Miss Alma Greenwell, now a resident of Alameda and formerly a pupil of Mrs. Craven, visited her the day following the execution of the marriage contract and will testify to circumstances surrounding the event which will have an important bearing on the case. Webb remained but a few moments, and as soon as he left the Senator brought up the old subject of our marriage. He knew I was preparing to go East and said that he was afraid if I went away before we were married I would not come back and he would lose me. 'Your people will Influence you,' he said, 'and you will change your mind. I need some one with whom I can counsel. I want some one who will stay with me all the time, &» I am getting old.' He Pleaded; She Yielded. "It was then that he urged the marriage contract, claiming that publicity would interfere seriously with the settling up of his business affairs. I thought more of his interests than I did of my own and yielded. He told me to talk to my friend Judge Sullivan, about it and assured me that he would say that a contract mar riage was perfectly lawful and binding." She said that she had written the docu- duce the books. Goodfellow says he never saw them, McEnerney had no dream of them and Pierson does not ap pear to know a thing about them. We will have to find out if Charlie Fair has not had his hands on them." Then the row began. Heggerty became heated. :">'¦"- McEnerney as Peacemaker. "Those statements are false!" he shouted. "When you insinuate that Char- He Fair has tampered with those books you say what you kno"w to be a false hood." • • "Well I'll believe you when you bring the books," was Pence's cool reply. McEnerney 'tried to explain Heggerty's remarks, but Pence interrupted. "I know what he meant; it was Just his way of saying that I was lying." "Yes, and that is exactly what I meant to say," came from Heggerty. Pence smiled and things dragged on Just as Milwaukee Yields a Witness. MILWAUKEE, Feb. 20.— Thomas A. Brady, a veteran horse trainer, who is at present an inmate of the National Sol diers' Home in this city, claims that ten years ago he was a constant attendant on the late James O. Fair of California and was acquainted with Mrs. Nettie Cra ven, who is contesting in the courts for a share of Mr. Fair's estate on the ground she was his wife. This man possesses in formation which he says would be val uable to Mrs. Craven, and he would be ready to appear as a witness In her be half if occasion demands. He holds let ters of recommendation from Mr Fair Brady says Mr. Fair and Mrs. Craven were very intimate friends in 1592 and he regarded them as man and wife. Fair turned very largely during the latter part of the afternoon upon an effort to learn what papers, other than those placed In evidence, the witness has or ever had In her possession. Attorney McEnerney sought to demonstrate, at one stage of the proceedings, that because Senator Fair had made no provision for Mrs. Craven-Fair in his will he was con sequently not married to her, that be cause he had been a forgetful husband he had been no husband at all. That sort of logic did not Impress the court favor ably and that line of Inquiry was aban doned. ' j In answer to queries the witness de clared that upon one occasion, when faena tor Fair was in a writing mood, he made a written transfer to her of all the bonds and stocks of which he was possessed. The witness declared that she had not sought the transfer and she could not tell what had become of the document. The examination then turned to Fair -s will writing propensities, but nothing that was material or interesting was developed. The case will bo resumed this morning at 10:30 o'clock. When court adjourned yesterday afternon it was learned that Attorney Pence had received telegraphic Information of the death of his mother. The news softened for a moment the bit ter feeling which rules at the trial and brought forth for the lawyer expressions of sympathy In his bereavement. WANTS SCANDAL PROBED. W. W. Foote, one of the attorneys for Mrs. Craven-Fair, has addressed the fol lowing communication to the District At torney regarding the Slmpton scandal: Hon. I* F. Bylnston, District Attorney of the Ctty and County of San Francisco. New City Hall. City— My Dear Sir: For the laat few days my mind has been «o disturbed by domestic affliction that I have hardly been able to think about anything: else. and. Indeed, I have been unable to read all accounts in the newspapers concerning the Fair litigation. However, I feel now that I may be able to Impart to you some information which may be of value In ascertaining: the truth in re- Bard to the Simpton affidavit and other mat ters connected with the present llticatlon. I desire to say that I will be at your disposal at any time that you may designate, either at your office or at mine, to give you all the Information in my possession concerning this transaction, no matter whom it hurts. I desire to put you In possession of all the facts so that you can conduct the examination before the Grand Jury intellieently. Mr. J. J. Lermen, who has been associated with me for many years, also knows something: of the facts, and his services are likewise at your disposal. Mr. J. 1.. Homer, to whom I dic tated the original affidavit, has his original notes, and also the original notes of my letter to Mr. Slmpton In reply to his. His services are also at your disposal at any time that you may name. The sooner the better for me, as I am com pelled to leave for Europe In a short time, but I do not propose to leave until you shall. have had the opportunity of takinar my testimony, if you so desire. I remain, yours respectfully, vr. w. foots. San Francisco. February 19, 1900. ALAMEDA PRODUCES ANOTHER WITNESS FOR THE WOMAN WHO CLAIMS TO BE FAIR'S WIDOW Leander J. McCormick Dead. CHICAGO, Feb. 20.— Leander J. McCor mick, member of the famomr harvester machinery firm and founder of the Lean der. McCormlck \ Observatory ; of ; the Uni versity of Virginia, died of pneumonia at the. Virginia. Hotel. ASSESSORS FIELD DEPUTIES. Dodge Announces That Assessment Work Will Begin, Friday. Assessor Dodge yesterday announced* the following list of- seventy-three field deputies, who will begin their duties on Friday next: . John Doyle, Thomas G. Rellly, A. L,. Morganstern, Otto A. Putzger, A. A. Mc- Neill, Daniel' O'Conriell, T. H. Conboy, Frank J. Rlordan, S. W. Hallowell,.J. F. Sullivan, August . Mueller, L. J. Dolan, William J. Hayes, Joseph Goger, Joseph H. Gannon. * Lawrence Hoey, W. W. An derson, John K. Brennan, Albert Bor fenstern, Alexander Matheson, Frank J. acobs, Philip G. Edgar, W. O. Dixon, M. L. Choynskl, Frank I. Barrett, M. J. O'Donnell, P. P. McMahon, Joseph N. Harrison, William M. Hlckman, Parker Crtttenden, J. T. McGowan, A. Vaenbergr, F. -W. Horan, John F. Finn, J. . F. Mc- Manus^W". H. McCarthy, Thomas A. Al ford.-W.'W. Griffin, N. J. Connolly, James E. Murphy, Edward Duran, A. D. d'Ancona, Frank M. Syme, Jeremiah Moore. John J. Joell, Charles B. Hif gins, F. A. Elliott, John C. Corbett, J. F. Bourke, J. B. Martlnett.Joseph P. Two hlr.-W.-T. Holmes, H. V. Magulre, O. J. Byrne, James Bowlan, jqbn^A. &QQ}U $>_ B^P Mg fc/S Bmsb £im Wk Ir^S Xl W&SJ £ ii * ssm. ~^W for an all=wool blue serge suit There is a suggestion for the man who wants his ten dollars to go as far as possible when buying his suit. Only those with plenty of money can afford to experiment. 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Just write us what you desire and we will answer at once. Get into communication with us and you begin to save money on your clothes. Ask for our catalogue No. 2. 718 Market Street.- LAMEDA has produced another witness for Mrs. Craven-Fair. The | \ Encinal City has entered the arena &*% with Sausalito for the glory of be | Jains the best evidence-producing J town about the bay. Alameda's I t latest contribution to the celebrities |of the Craven-Fair case is Miss Alma Greenwell, who was a Mrs. Hcaney until the divorce courts severed the matrimo ; nial ties that had proved irksome. I Miss Greenwell was a pupil of Mrs. Cra ven at the Mission Grammar School. She was but 15 years old at the time of Mrs. ! Craven-Fair's contract marriage, but she was old enough to make mental note of : all tha£ occurred and to-day her mind is I as clear on the subject as though it had i taken place but yesterday. Confided in Miss Greenwell. According to the testimony yesterday of the petitioner for a family allowance from j the Fair estate Miss Greenwell was a vls ! itor at the Craven-Fair home, 823 Sutter street, the day after the wedding. It is asserted that the "bride" told her guest all about the ceremony. The circumstance that Miss Greenwell had visited her the day after the wedding reminded Mrs. Craven-Fair that it was on May. 24, 1592, that she called upon Judge Sullivan to discuss acknowledging the marriage contract before a notary. She had a faint recollection that she had told her visitor what had happened and had to excuse herself to go downtown to consult with her attorney. Was Mrs. Craven's Pupil. The new witness' statement does not agree in all details with the testimony of Mrs. Craven-Fair, although her evi dence will have an Important bearing on the case. When seen at her home in Alameda last night Miss Greenwell said: "Mrs. Craven was the principal of the .Mission Grammar School, which I attend ed. I was a member of the class which graduated in the summer of 1892. It was the time of the Columbus celebration. We gave an opera at the Grand Opera house at which I took the leading part. Mrs. Craven and I were -quite friendly and she took a prominent part in the ar rangements for the affair. Was With the Senator. "When the play was over on the night of May 24, 1892. I invited Mrs. Craven to share our carriage and go to the banquet ¦which we afterward had. She was with Senator Fair. She declined to come with us. That Is the night I believe she was married to him. I think her reason for declining to come with us was that she expected to have the marriage ceremony performed that night. I know nothing more than I have related and nothing about the marriage more than I have stated. "I was Quite friendly with Mrs. Craven and frequently called on her. She was living at 823 Sutter street at the time of the marriage. "I was a schoolgirl then and 15 years old. At 17 I was married to Mr. Heaney. After ten months we were divorced." Alameda's latest contribution to the celebrated case will be marched into court later as a companion piece to Ben F. Lam born. '¦?.' The Lie Passed. The array of attorneys in the case have finally wrought themselves up to the pitch of passing the He. The fiareup was like an oasis in a desert of dreary questions and dlsinteresting answers. Lafe Pence told Mr. Heggerty that there might be circumstances under which he would be lieve him and Mr. Heggerty retorted that Pence ' was a double-barreled liar. At torney McEnerney was endeavoring to jump in as peacemaker when the storm passed over and the' case continued" to drag along its weary Way. ' I Mrs. Craven-Fair. wa» on . the witness \tand all day yesterday. She was not in ihe best of humor and once during her testimony a big lump arose in her throat aid a vagrant tear stole down her cheek. A3 this might hay« bean for effect, but thvlady mxda a bold effort to ooaoutl her real or counterfeit emotion and suc ceeded nobly. She was not as good a witness for her self as she had been the previous day. While Attorney Pierson, who conducted the cross-examination, was courteous to the extreme he was more persistent in his questions. Once or twice he had the witness in a corner and the only way in which she wiggled out of giving an answer that might have annoyed her was by a convenient lapse of memory that was simply charming. Her Memory Failed Her. "I don't recall," was the way she put it. Her recollection of the events of May 23, 1892, the day when it is claimed the alleged marriage contract was signed, was extremely hazy. She could not "recall" whether the document was signed in the afternoon or the evening; whether she had written it on a table, on a desk or on the floor, or whether she had stood up when she handled the pen. Much of the day was spent iin relating the history of the contract, and it was during this, when the questions became - annoying, that the lapses of memory so conveniently oc curred. Attorney Pierson endeavored to learn If she had any letters or documents purport ing to have been written by the late Sena tor. He succeeded in forcing the produc tion of a scrap of paper, which, it is claimed, was torn from one of Fair's memorandum books at the Grand Opera house the night after the contract mar riage, and on which he had written: "Mrs. James G. : Do you know your name? JAMES G. FAIR." Received Many Sweet Notes. While admitting that she had received many endearing epistles from her alleged spouse she could not for the life of her. "recall" what had become of them, when she had last seen them or to whom she had given them. '-..'- When the case was called yesterday morning Mrs. Hilbert, who had been the "observed of all observers" the day be fore, was not present. She displayed the good sense, presumably, of staying home out of the wet, which cannot be said of the curious throng with upstretched necks that filled the courtroom until the atmos phere of the place was stifling. Barling was there, however, without a visible sign of the thumping. his connection with the case had caused him. Story of the Contract. "Without any preliminaries Mrs. Craven- Fair was put on the witness stand to continue to undergo the fire of Attorney Pierson's questions, all of which were apparently "loaded." He started right in on the marriage contract and the circum stances surrounding Its creation. The witness said it was signed at 823 Sutter street, but she was uncertain as to the room in which the document was ex ecuted. "I do not recall," she said, "whether we signed it in the afternoon or evening. I know when I returned home on the af ternoon of May 23, 1892, in company with Captain Frank Webb, the Senator was there ahead of us and opened the door. ment at Fair's dictation and remembered that he had signed it first from the fact that she had remarked to him: "You must take me first." She was positive he had only signed In one place. The ceremony was brief and the Senator left the house before the ink on the contract was fairly dry. "I asked him if it should not be ac knowledged by a notary," she continued, "and he advised me to talk to Judge Sul livan about it and said that If I did not attend to the matter at once he would not go to my school exhibition at the Grand. Opera-house. I agreed to do so and arranged to meet him the next day at Sutter and Montgomery streets to let him know what Judge Sullivan said." " - "Where did you get the idea that it should be acknowledged?" asked Attorney Plerson. "From my own fertile brain, I pre sume." Mrs. Craven-Fair gave as a reason for not being able to remember more of the important details of her wedding day the fact that her school exhibition had oc cupied her mind more than her marriage, although she did not consider it of more importance. » A Few Tears Flowed. She failed to recall if a ceremonial mar riage was suggested at the time the con tract was in course of construction, but she did recollect that Mr. Fair had as serted that as her mother was dead the latter could offer no objection to the con tract style. It was here that the witness choked up and her eyes moistened. The contract was carried about in the same old way that women guard their valua bles. At times it was close to Mrs. Cre ven-Fair'e heart, occasionally it was car ried in her hand satchel, but its most fre quent resting place was 4n her hosiery. Judge Sullivan told her the contract was all right as It stopd, but that it would be stronger if acknowledged by a notary. She met the Senator at the appointed place and he wanted to go at once to Notary Craig's office and have the ad ditional Btrength placed on the contract. They saw Craig on their way and hailed him. The Senator said to the notary: "Nettie and I w.ere married last night and we want to get the paper acknowl edged." The contract was shown to Craig. It was never acknowledged, but the cause therefore did not come out in the evidence. Pence Tells Why He "Fished." The Senator attended the school exhi bition after that in company with Arthur Rogers and the late Pete Bigelow. It was there that he passed her the slip of paper on which was written the query concerning her name. This testimony was the signal for the outburst among the liiwvftrs Lafe Pence said that he was willing to admit that his object in "fishing" for the Senator's books was to show that the slip of paper was a leaf torn from one of them. . . . . ¦ • .':' -'¦ "Bring those memoranda books into court now before they are tampered with and I will show you where it fits." said Mrs. Craven-Fair's counsel. "I think we will find the corresponding lea 2 if one of the honest men on the other side will pro- Lawyers Wrought Up to Passing the Lie, but Cooled Off Before Anything Serious Happened. smoothly as though nothing- had occurred. When Fair Was in "Writing Mood. The cross-examination of Mrs. Craven- Miss Alma Greenwell, Formerly a' Pupil of Mrs. Graven, Was Let Into the Secret of the Mar riage Contract the Day Following Its Execution. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, FEBYRUAR 21, 1900. 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