Police Protection and Lights Wanted
..The Eureka. "Valley and Park Lamj Im
provement Club and also the } Nuevo Po
trero Club last night adopted resolutions
asking, for better police protection In the
sections they represent. The call for lm
provementß also embraced an engine
house near the County Hospital. Reso
lutions were adopted against turning out
street lights. The duos agreed on the
programme outlined above.
SUED FOR FRAUD
Many Victims Bought
Special Dispatch to Tbs Call.
SAN JOSE, Feb. 20.— The scandal which
has been slowly gathering about the af
fairs of the Golden Crown Mining Com
pany will be aired In court. To-day R. J.
Johnson began suit against E. H. "Wem
ple, the treasurer and head of the com
pany, to recover a promissory note for
$4000, which he alleges the defendant had
fraudulently obtained. The complainant
recites that on August 10, IS9B. he pur
chased 4000 shares of the Golden Crown
mining stock from Wemple, giving a *4000
promissory note in payment therefor. The
note was secured by a beneficiary interest
In thirty acres of Improved land In the
May wood colony, Tehama County, valued
at iSOOO. Johnson states that he waa in
duced to buy the mining stock through,
false and fraudulent statements of Wem
ple and W. O. Hllblsh. who issued a
prospectus In June. 1593. At that time the
company owned six quartz claims in Mar
iposa County, the leading property being
the Big Betsy mine. The prospectus stat
ed work had been commenced and that
assays had shown the ore to run from $173
to $200 per ton and the supply was almost
limitless. As a further bait to Investors
it said "one dollar invested now may be
worth one hundred in a year."
In December last Johson learned that
his stock waa worthless and he accused
Wemple of having cheated him. The
complaint recites that Wemple admitted
the mine waa worthless and said com
pany had ceased work on the claims.
Johnson asks for the return of his $4000
promissory note and that the transac
tion be set aside on the ground of fraud.
The suit filed to-day Is probably the
forerunner of dozens of others. During
the last three years the Golden Crown
Mining Company did a thriving busl
ines*. The workina: classes bought heav
ily of the stock. It Is said that at least
$100,000 went into the treasury of the
company from residents of this city. Tho
mine was advertised all over the East,
and considerable money was received
from people there. The fact that Wem
ple, who Is a large grocer, was at tho
head of It added respectability to th-j
concern and caused many people to in
vest. There are an unusually large num
ber of victims among the teachers In the
School Department. Until recently
Wemple was chairman of the City Board
of Education, and In hopes of currying
favor with him many of the lady teach
ers put all their salary Into the mining
Suicide of a Waitress.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
MADERA, Feb. 20.— Mlaa Bessie Evan«,
a waitress at the Youemlte Hotel, com
mitted suicide by taking carbolic add
this morning. No reason Is known for
the act. - - -• i
GRAND LODGE ADJOURNS.
"With the Installation of the officers se
lected for the current year District Grand
Lodge No. 4 of the Independent Order of
B'nai B'rith closed its labor* last night
Owing to death In the families of two of
the grand officers the usual banquet was
The election of grand officers resulted
In the choice of the following: Lucius L.
Solomons of Occidental Lodge, president;
George Samuels of Oakland Lodge, first,
and Marcus Kosenthal of Unity Lodge,
Last Sacraments Administered.
DUBUQUE, lowa, Feb. 20.—Announce
ment of the serious illness of Archbishop
Hennessey was made to-day in the pa
rochial schools. It is stated- that th- last
sacraments have been administered « to
TROUBLES OF MINERS.
The California Miners' Association
Considers Flans of Settlement.
At a meeting of the California Miners*
Association last night the war betweei
the Mountain Copper Company^ and. the
local miners of Shasta County was dlfi
cussed, but- no action was taken. Attor
ney Charles P. Cells for the Mountain
Copper Company and A. 11. Sprajru«,
president of the organization formed to
fight the company's application for lands,
were present, and in a later interview ar
rived at an understanding that may end
the trouble and agitation. The Mountain
Copper Company was said to seek the
lands to prevent damage suits on account
of Its smelter smoke, and to be ready to
guarantee miners all their rights and
The petroleum lands bill to be sent to
Congress this week was indorsed. It was
decided to send it especially to the Cali
fornia Conrresaman. Mr. Waters, who has
the most oil land in his district, because
he would moat gladly father and nurue it.
Congressman de Vries reported In a
communication that Southern California
was not interested In the mineral lands
bill, and that It should be amended by
excluding south-of-Tehachapl. The mat
ter was referred to the Southern Califor
nia branch of the association.
FLEET DOGS ENTERED
AT INGLESIDE PARK
The managroent of Ingleslde Coursing
Park was offered so many dogs for the
champion stake, which will be run to
morrow, that it was with difficulty It
could be cut to forty-eight entries. Cours
ing will commence at 11 o'clock. The
draw last night resulted as follows:
Ingleside cup stake — P. Hogan's Lucretia Bor
gia vs. Connell Bros." Mammy Pleasant; T. J.
McHugh's Moss Rose vs. H. A. Deckelman'9
Glen Chloe; P. ¦ McCabe's Boney Boy vs. D.
Toland's Pleasant Girl: P. Horsran's Manila vs.
J. P. Thrift's St. Michael: J. Holden's Scottish
Chief vs. H. A. Deckelman's Rocker; H.
Lynch's Lottie M vs. J. McEnroe's Maglo Cir
cle; E. M. Kellogft's Ben's Babe vs. J. J. Ed
monds* Mornlna; Glory; Russell. Allen & Wil
son's Palmflower vs. J. Carroll's Auckland; J.
McEnroe's Stonehenge v«. H. Lynch's Lexing
ton; C. C. Morris. Old Olory vs. J. Dean's Gal
lant: Sterl & Knowles" Oleta vs; F. X. Foley*9
Glen Roy; A. Johnson's Tod Sloan vs. S. Han
dy's Twin City Girl; Lowe & Thompson's
King's Borderer vs. J. McEnroe's Admiral
Sampson: T. Murphy's Tea Rose vs. J. R.
Smith's' Victor; J. O'Shea'a Young America vs.
H. Lynch's Benlcla Boy; J. Klernan's Bowery
Boy vs. Connell Bros." St. Helen; Lowe &
Thompson's Bagpipe vs. Connell Bros.' Log
Boy; R. E. de B. Lopea's Diablo vs. Cartels
Bros.* Baron Blood; Connell Bros.' . Good Bye
vb. J. ashea's Golden Rule; J. I. CBrien't
Wandering Tom vs. Kay Bros.' Hawktr; J. P.
Thrift's Brutus vs. A. Johnson's Lowlander;
E. M. Kelk>frg*s lowa Maid vs. D. Dillon's
Lady Hugo; Russell. Allen A Wilson's Victor
Boy vs. J. R. Smith's Sylvanus; Bartela Broa.'
Beer Brewer ts. J. 1. O"Brlen'a Statesman.
A sixty-four-dog stake is the card at
Union Coursing Park to-morrow. Trains
will leave at 10:30 and 11:30 a. m. and the
1:25 p. m. train for Tanforan wIU also stop
at the park. ,
DIVORCED COUPLE ARE
REUNITED IN COURTROOM
After & 'Xtong Separation, the Wife
Rejoins Her Husband at the '
Close of His Trial.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
SAN RAFAEL, Feb. 20.— The reunion of
a man and wife once loving, but who had
been separated by a decree of the divorce
courts, took, place in Judge Gardner's
courtroom this morning.
The husband was Robert Buchanan, on
trial for obtaining: money under false
pretenses. Among the spectators sat
his former wife. When the Jury returned
a verdict of "not guilty" the woman made
her way through the crowd to Buchan
an's Bide and when she left the court
room It was leaning on his arm.
A year ago Buchanan was discharged
from employment on the North Paclflo
Coast Railroad. The family became In
debted to the local stores. All the bills
were paid but one owed to H. A. Failey,
a dry goods man. One morning: Buchanan
left town, saying that he was going in
search of work. Months passed, but no
word reached Buchanan's family of his
whereabouts. At last Mrs. Buchanan,
acting mainly on the advice of friends,
sued for divorce on the ground of deßer
tlon. She obtained the decree.
Recently Information reached here that
Buchanan was at Sacramento. Last week
he was brought here and has since been
in Jail. Mrs. Buchanan has frequently
visited him in his cell, and the scene in
court this morning was the culmination
of the love which has reasserted Its sway
over the divorced pair.
R E Bondnraot. Prtlnd
P Janss. Los Anc
C Maillot. Paris
E B Wallbrld**. Tuscn
S Smith. 6alt Lake I
J Rennle. Natoma
B X Barker. New York
Miss Gentry. S Ro»a
W ©"Qrady. Mendoclno
W H Hood. Butte
O W Lancer, Ltvermore
AT D Redford.
8 E Lut». New York
L. O HammeraU. N V
O C Hawkins, Btggs
L T Swain. Oakland
A J Hart. San Jose
Was J McGllnn. L A
J N Grerv. R«M Bluff
C L Kellors;. Wla
J F Dantiey, wf. Chiro
Mra W O Dantley. do
Mrs M B Palre Mass
C N Babcock. Kasota
M Goldsmith. Chicago
J C Ehlln. Chicago
C H Roeder. Madera
J O DUler. Missouri
J L Pendleton. L Oatoa
A J Rosa. Los Oatos
F M Blancaard. Kern
C H Palmer & w. N V
S Schwab. New York
R Lockey. Montana,
W H Jones. B C
F X> Proctor, Vt
E R Morse, Vt
C B Etnier. Pa
J E Doherty, Uvermor
F H Hosklns & w. Or
Mrs X B Davis. Minn
W H McKittrtck. Cal
8 B Smith. Detroit
G H Russell. Detroit
A F Norton, Loa Ang
H J "VVhltcomb. Ohio
H A Stranese. NY
R L Etinla. Rochester
W E Marsh. N V
P B Gay lord. Denver
w H M Kler. Wdland
II L Smith. OU
Dr Porter, wf. Nap*
S M Infills, wf. Cat
A I> lilxby. Watmnvl
F Mattlaon. S Crux
T Laundry. New York
W 1, Ferguson, wf.Bstn
E B Wallbridire. Tucsa
Mrs J P Nash. Modesto
J D Smith. Davlsvlite
T L. Hogne. Fresno
J Brown, wf. Suisun
O H SaJnders, Tucson
J A Ban. Rochester
G M Churchill. Ullwa
J I> McGlWr*y. StanfcX
H Ilailtn, Freßno
Mlsa HesJcy. Arizona
W E Carrey. Chicago
D C Olllen. Sacto
Ft E I»n«brfdsr<». And
E Eastman, ("hlrasji
H O Kaaf.ltefl.imat inn
E O Wood, LO9 An*
W B Gibson. Woodland
T C Snider. Woodland
W a de Jour»tt. Colusa
P T Banzmoor. Worcat
IX F Coatts. Kern
J W Cochran. Wls
Ulsa M E Cochran. Wl a
J D Dunn & w. Cal
J F Graham. San Jose
A H Harriett & f. Mo
H M Newman. USA
F 3 Johnson A w. Cal
A E Twyford. Chicago
H Hahn & w. Oilcaza
It H Stanley, Cp Nome
O O Mackdy. N T
J L Robinson & w. 11l
O Ocxxlman ft w. Napa
X T Case. Sacto
W W Foots, Oakland
M Axulrre. S Quantla
R S Johnaon, St Louts
NEW WESTERN HOTEI*
W W Pringl«,Martln«a
A J Stewart. Courtland
C J Btedler, Rochester
J Furself, Portland
C Noeske, Fresno
A O Glass, San Jose
FA Srlva. Pet&luma
O U Manzer, Vallejo
E Cashier. Reno
R Ltversen, Stockton
F CCollina A w. Cal
Miss E Collins. L Ant;
Miss A Collins, L Ang
Mis* Z Ballard, L Acg
A Wtbster. Wli
Miss M E Martin, Wu
T M Sorha. Arli
P Ramatetn. Arts
H W Taylor, Sacto
J N Mclntyre, Canada
BULGARIA AND SERVIA
ON THE VERGE OF WAR
LONDQN, Feb. 21.— The Vienna corre
spondent of the Standard says: "Strange
rumors are afloat In Vienna and still
stranger things are undoubtedly occur
ring. Rumors point to impending hostil
ities between Bulgaria and Servla. There
is no doubt that both are massing troops
on the frontiers.
"It looks Impossible, however, that war
should occur, because neither country
possesses the necessary financial sinews
and neither Russia nor Austria would
sanction such an outbreak."
PRIZE FOR A FLAG.
Mayor Phelan. Invites Competitive
3>esigns for a Municipal "Ensign. -
Mayor Phelan yesterday offered a prize
of $50 for the best design for a municipal
flag. The designs must be sent to hla of
fice before March 15 next. Park Com
missioner Stanton, Commissioner of Pub
lic Works Mendel and Supervisors Hotal
lng and Duboce have been appointed a
committee to pass on the design which
will be recommended for adoption to the
Board of Supervisors.
The Mayor states that the CO which he
has offered represents a prize which he
won In a contest for the best article on
the subject "Making Corporations Pay
Their Taxes," which he had written for
an Eastern publication.
To Talk Health to the Public
A short time ago the advertising man-
ager of the Posturn Cereal Co., Ltd., at
Battle Creek, Mich., furnished this pa-
per with a statement as follows: "We
receive in some single months 1200 to
1500 letters from people explaining their
experience with coffee drinking, which
would interest any physician or any per-
son making the subject of health a study
(and that is really a very important sub-
ject for every one). Many of these letters
Rive the details of how the writer, hav-
ing been ill for months, and in some
cases for years, without discovering the
cause of illness, has finally been led to
fufpect that coffee (which is really a
drug) has been the cause, and in order
to prove for their own satisfaction, have
abandoned coffee and taken up Postum
Food Coffee, with remarkable results in
The most common ailments from cof-
fee are headache, general nervous pros-
tration and stomach trouble. Many
times a blotchy complexion is the re-
sult, and a very large number speak of
serious kidney troubles that have been
set up. which disappear when coffee is
left off and Postum Food Coffee taken
in its place; but the range of disorders
to the human system is very wide, and
directly points to the effect of coffee on
the nervous system, which locates in
some one or more of the different or-
gans of the body.
It is plainly evident that any person
suffering from lung trouble, catarrh,
heart trouble, bowel complaint, pain in
the back of the head or at the top of the
fpinal column, female troubles, and a
wide range of difficulties will be surely
and permanently helped if coffee is left
out of the diet and Postum Food Cof-
fee taken up. The reason is as clearly
marked out as any plain conclusion
that the mind can reach, and is abso-
lutely proven by personal test. Coffee
is a distinct poison, to many people,
often slow and insidious, but sure.
Leaving it off will remove the cause of
the trouble, and, on the other hand, if
Postum Food CaQet is taken up, the
natural elements which exist in it. and
which are selected from the grains of
the field intended by Nature for rebuild-
ing the nervous system, will make
themselves shown in increased strength,
vitality and health.
We feel that we have a clear right to
tell these facts over and over again to
the public and to ask them "to make
trial for themselves, in order to prove
the truth of our statements." The sub-
ject is worth the attention of every one
interested in physical and mental
CITY PRISON STAFF.
Captain Seymour Follows His Chief
in Making Certain Changes,
The changes made by Chief Sullivan
Monday have resulted in other changes
by Captain Seymour in the City Prison
etaff. Owing to the removal of Sergeant
Wolf, who was commissary in the prison.
Policeman W. J. J. Shaw, who has for
nearly a dozen years been turnkey at the
prison, has been assigned to take the po
sition of corsniijrary vacated by Wolf.
Shaw has proved himself a faithful and
efficient officer, and his promotion is well
oo*erved. Policeman Con Donohoe will
tiikf Shaw's place as turnkey.
Another change has been made so that
the three desk sergeants and their turn
keys will alternate eight hours each day
end night. Hitherto Sergeant Llndhelmer
r.as been assigned to the day watch from
t a. m. to 4 p. m.. but now he will have
to taite his turn with the other two ser
poants in the other watcWs.
KNIGHTS OF HONOR
TO OBSERVE THE DAY
To-morrow night the local membership
of the order of Knights of Honor will, un
der the auspices of the Past Dictators'
Association, celebrate the anniversary of
the birth of Washington by a patriotic
literary and musical entertainment Jn the
large hall of the B'nai B'rith building.
The hall will be decorated with the em
blematic banners and colors of the ordar.
The programme will include an ad-
PRESIDENT A. M. MACPHERSON.
dress on "A Century After Washing
ton," by the Rev. Jacob Voorsanger;
comic songs, by little Claire Fex; recita
tion, by William J. Cleary; violin selec
tions, by Henry o. Larsen; tenor solo, by
C. M. Elliott of the Knickerbocker Quar
tet, and vocal selections by Mrs. Tenny.
The affair will be under the charge of the
following committee of arrangements:
M. L. Crowe, chairman; A. M. Macpher
son, president of the association; R. H.
Noble, past president; Prescott L. Archi
bald, vice president: Charles Lampe,
treasurer; Charles G. Schaefer, secretary;
Thomas Johnstone, reporter; B. I, Salo
mon, assistant grand dictator; E. F. Joy,
past grand dictator, and R. A. A. Sum
mers, district deputy. The affair is strict
DANCED IN THE
Reception to Mrs. R. F.
Gardener at the
The young wife of Lieutenant Rogers F.
Gardener of Light Battery C, Third Artil
lery, was given a reception by the young
bachelor officers of the Presidio last even
ing. The affair was* made the occasion
of hex formal introduction into the social
circles of the post. Lieutenant and Mrs.
Gardener, returned from their honeymoon
a week ago, and It was Intended that two
weeks should elapse before the reception
to the young couple, but there are many
affairs, both social and in the line of duty,
just now, and so the time was set for last
evening. The telephone an dthe orderlies
were called into service and the affair
was given at once. ¦ ¦
The bachelor officers In charge of the
reception were: Lieutenant John C. Ray
mond, Lieutenant Wallace B. Scales, Lieu
tenant William Forse and Lieutenant
Ralph P. Brower. All the officers and
ladies of the Presidio, of the stations
around the bay and from department
headquarters, besides a number of ladles
and gentlemen from the city, were in
vlted v Nearly eighty accepted, but the in
clemency of tho weather reduced this
The band of the Third Artillery was
brought over from Angel Island to play
for the dancing. The hall was charac
teristically decorated, the guests were
bright, the gowns were handsome and the
reception proved a success. Among those
Major and Mrs. Smith, Colonel fiskridpe.
Major Lockwood. Captain Joseph Calif, Mra.
H. B. Freeman, Mrs. Bookmlller, lieutenant
and Mrs. "W. T. McNalr. Captain and Mrs.
Charles A. Bennett, Lieutenant and Mrs. H.
]]. Nelfion, Miss Ducat, Miss Black, Miss Mar
garet Cole, Miss Duval, Miss Smith, Miss Car
oline Smith, Mrs. O'Hara. Miss Kitty O'Hara.
Major and Mrs. 11. J. Gallagher, Colonel and
Mrs. M. P. Maus. Colonel and Mrs. J. B. Bab
cock, Captain and Mrs. Sedgwlck Pratt. Lieu
tenant Spaldlnr, Lieutenant Scott, Lieutenant
Miriam, Miss McFarland. Miss Bessie Center.
Miss MclKinnld. Lieutenant and Mrs. James
S. Parker. CaDtaln and Mr*. A. \V. Klmball.
Major and Mrs. W. S. 11. Matthews. Dr. and
Mrs. Pedlar. Lieutenant and Mrs. Le Roy El
tinKe. I>r. Clark. Dr. Collins, Dr. Murtagh.
Dr. Stunkard, Captain and Mrs. Henry Shaw,
Mrs. Oale, Captain and Mrs. Klon F. Wllcox,
Captain and Mrs. Frank West, Miss Cochrane,
Lieutenant and Mrs. H. C. Evans. Captain and
Mm. H. C. Davis, Captain and Mrs. Whiting,
U. 8. N., Mr. White, Mr. Hart, Major L. H.
Rucker. Captain and Mrs. U.. O. McAlexander,
Major and Mm. P. F. Harvey, Captain and
Mrs. George T. Bartlett and others.
Among the ladies were many whose
husbands are now serving in Manila.
AT THE ALCAZAR
THE PRODIGAL FATHER" has a
plot of its own. rich with oppor
tunities for industrious comedians.
With a good road company it
ought to be a howling success. As
it is done by the people at the Alcazar it
is very comfortably entertaining. The fun
grows with the play Just as it should and
the working out of the story to a genu
inely humorous climax Is legitimate and
The first act of "The Prodigal Father"
is smilable; its mid-section is mirthy and
comic situations abound in its final di
vision. The farce is not only ingeniously
contrived, but the author (bless him;
makes his characters express themselves
Of the company Ernest Hastings does
not saunter through the play as is his
wont in fashion-plate parts, but acts with
spirit and graj?pn a great many of the
comic possibilities that are held out to
him. He might make more of his im
personation of the Cannibal King of the
Wamwams, but he does a capital black
face specialty as it is.
The "crushed tragedian" has been a
butt for 10, these many years, yet there
Is more than the ordinary allotment of
humor in the character of Catestoy Duff
and George Webster, who goes at it in
the right way, brings most of It out. His
work in so good as to be almost distin
guished. Mary Hampton, emotional act
ress, has a broad comedy part, wears
sporty clothen, unes slang and sings and
dances a few. In her "lignt-heavyweight"
way she acts with abanaon and seems to
May Blayney. she of the delightful
voice and fascinating air of refinement,
shows little of the actress in an ingenue
part, and Laura Crews, whose charm
seems to be half in her lisp and half in
her unusual physiognomy, does nothing
very well. Jeffrey Williams proves more
dependable with each new character and
Howard Scott does one of his stereotype
stage prelates as the Rev. Smiles. Stan
ley Rom has evidently been taught to act,
but all he has learned he should forget
as Quickly as possible.
Considering all the difficulties of stock
company work the Alcazar has a very
worthy list of "capables," most of whom
are safely above the equator of medloc
city. PORTER GARNETT.
•• • j
"Aladdin Jr.," David Henderson's fa
mous extravaganza, has proved such a
success at the Grand Opera-house that
the management intends to < give it a
"fourth edition." The third week is now
on. and judging by "the large audiences
that undeterred by rainy weather, have
attended the performances of the past
two nights the theater will be crowded
the balance of the week. New specialties
have been Introduced which are as pleas
ing as surprising. Edith Mason has a
number of acceptable songs, to which she
does ample Justice; little Maud Sorenson
charms her listeners with her singing and
graceful dancing; Hattie Belle Ladd's
voice Is heard In sweet song and other
fair members of the company win ap
plause by clever work.
Wlnfred Goff as Chow Chow makes the
most of his part and his catchy song about
a Chinese bill of fare is as funny as it is
musical. The "Irish Cakewalk" creates a
great deal of laughter. Arthur Wooley.
aided and abetted by the male chorus
dressed inappropriate costume, does a turn
that Is quite funny. William Wolff eings
many verses of "Moses Levy Kohn" and
his Hebraic asides win great favor with
come of his listeners. The Hawaiian Sex
tet stand outside the great, wall of China
and sing a number of quaint native melo
dies, which are roundly encored.
be nothing compared with those at either
of the other places and I have refused to
go to Stanford unless they give ua a
$500 guarantee. This they have refused
and so there will be no games unless they
meet us In a spirit of reasonable conces
sion. We have had an offer from the
Pomona College and may accept that if
Stanford continues to refuse and we will
not go to Stanford as matters now stand."
second vice president; Ben Harris of Car
son Lodge, treasurer; Israel J. Ascheim
of Golden Gate Lodge, secretary; Simon
Hochstadter of Marysville Lodge, Julius
Platshek of Ophir Lodge and Max Mar
cuse of Oakland Lodge, trustees; David
Davids of Pacific Lodge, Bergeant-at
arms: Sol Meyer of Ophir Lodge, messen
ger: Dr. S. S. Kahn of Amity Lodge, chief
medical examiner; Marcus Levy, Albert
Elkus, H. P. Bush. Jacob Greenbaum,
Abraham Jonas, Jacob Nieto, Edmund
Tauszky and Slg Slchel. delegates to the
Constitution Grand Lodge, which is to
meet in Chicago. The officers were in
stalled by D. S. Hirshberg, past grand
The following: were selected as the
members of the district court: J. Green
baum, Henry Schwartz. Edmund Tauszky,
Hugo K. Asher and Wallace A. Wise.
WILL SING AND DANCE
FOR SEAMEN'S INSTITUTE
Benefit Entertainment Under the
Auspices of the Paulist
A grand minstrel entertainment will be
given to-night in Native Sons' Hall, on
Mason street. In aid of the Seamen's
Catholic Institute. The benefit will be
under the Immediate direction of the
Paulist Fathers. Their object in giving
the entertainment is to attempt the liqui
dation of a debt of $400 that now encum
bers the institute; also, if possible, raise
enough above this amount to establish
a complete library, a lecture-room, a
chapel and a gymnasium for the use of
seamen, irrespective of creed, color or
The Catholic Truth Society, under the
auspices of which the Institute was estab
lished, found that It was Incapable of
properly furthering the undertaking, and
consequently accepted the offer of the
Paullsts rather than see the Institute abol
ished. • Preparations for the benefit are
now complete and all arrangements ready
to present One of the best programmes
ever rendered outside the big local thea
ters. The talent is the best amateur and
professional that can be obtained in the
city. From "Pete" Howell (one of Bar
num's star performers) down to the chorus*
singers every man is a star. in his par
ticular line of work. The Columbia quar
tet has been especially engaged for the
occasion, and during the performance
each member of it will be heard at hla
best in individual selections.
The programme to be presented In part
is as follows:
Interlocutor— George Cheney.
Bones— Pete Howell, Ed Hogan, Freder
Tambos— Elton Lambert, Ed Krelss,
Soloists— J. C. Flood, first tenor; G. J.
Wallace, second tenor; W. C. Rlley, tenor;
George Cheney, baritone; J. J. Colgan,
Overture, orchestra; opening chorus. Up
to Date Medley, arranged by M. 8. Kra
mer, company; song, "I Thought My Gal
Was Warm," Fred J. O'Connell; tenor
solo. "Without Thee," George J. Wallace;
comic song "O Rachel Goldstein." D. Jor
dan;baritone solo."Holy City," G. Cheney;
song, "11 I Want Is Ma Chicken," Ed
Hogan; tenor solo, "Lost, Happy Days,"
J. C. Flood: song, "I'd Leave My Happy
Home for lou" (by request), Ed Kriess;
bass solo, "Asleep in trie Deep," J. J.
Colgan; song, "I'm the Father of a Little
Black Coon," Peter Howell; tenor solo,
"Georgia Rose," W. C. Riley; song, "I've
Got Chicken on the Brain." Elton Lam
bert: song, "The Handicap March" (in
costume). William (Kid) Nelson; grand
finale. "Soldiers In the Park/ by the en
tire company, assisted by Frank Pohl,
drum major. League of the Cross Band.
Olio— Cakewalk, Stewart and Stewart,
champion cakewalkers of the Pacific
Coast; monologue. Dr. J. P. McCarthy;
vocal solo (selected). Dr. James F. Smith;
baton evolutions, Frank Pohl.
Among the patronesses of the Seamen's
Institute are: Mrs. Parrott, Mrs. Hearst.
Mrs. M. H. de Young. Mrs. Casserly, Mrs.
Tobin, Mrs. Irwin, Mrs. Deane. Mrs. J. M.
Burnett. Mrs. Judge McKinstry, Mrs. Dr.
de Vecchi. Miss Hagar, Mrs. Lough
borough, Miss Salazar, Miss Mary Mellis,
Mrs. William H. Taylor. Mrs. P. J. White,
Mrs. Seymour. Mrs. Henry T. Scott, Mrs.
Samuel Rainey. Mme. de Lalande. Mrs.
Joseph Donohoe, Miss Mary Hearst, Mrs.
Joseph D. Grant and Mrs. Slevin.
Tickets for the entertainment will be on
sale at Sherman & Clay's music store ana
the Paulist Church to-day and at the
FIELD DAY IS
Berkeley and Palo
BERKELEY, Feb. 20.— The annual
intercollegiate field day, which
next to the football game is the
greatest contest between the two
colleges, has been declared off un
less Berkeley or Stanford yields to points
which they refused this evening.
There was a meeting this evening be
tween Manager Cantwell of the Stanford
track team and Manager Decoto of the
University of California track team, which
broke up with the assertion upon the part
of Manager Cantwell that If the field day
was not held on the Stanford track that
It would not be held at all, to which Man
ager Decoto replied that it would not be
held at all.
The intercollegiate field day is usually
held in April of each year, and Manrger
CRntwell came, to Berkeley to-night to
confer with Manager. Decoto over the
place where the events should be held.
Last year the games took place on the
Berkeley campus, and previous to that
they had always taken place on the Olym
pic Club grounds in San Francisco. Man
ager Cantwell of Stanford astounded the
Berkleyites by demanding that the ga.me3
be held on the Stanford track.
Manager Decoto said that he saw no
reason why the games should not be
held at Berkeley, more particularly as a
great deal of money had been expended
upon the Berkeley track. But the Stan
ford man was obdurate. He stood for
the Stanford track or none. Then Man
ager Decoto asked that the games be
Bent to the Olympic Club grounds, as of
old, but again the Stanford man said
Finally Manager Decoto proposed a
peace conference and arbitration. He
asked that the matter be left in the
hands of an arbitration committee, to be
composed of Professor Richardson of
Stanford, Professor Bacon of Berkeley
and John Elliott of the Olympic Club.
This bade fair to succeed until Professor
Baqon was appealed to and refused to
Peace Conference Failed.
Then It was proposed that it be left to
Mr. Elliott as an arbitration committee
of one, but Mr. Elliott refused to serve.
Then Mr. Decoto proposed to leave it to
the Stanford University faculty .athletic
committee, but by this time It was
"Stanford or bust*' with the Stanford
manager, and with Mr. Decoto declaring
that It is "Bust" the matter stands.
This is the outcome of a long series of
wrangles between the two colleges over
this field day. When the programme of
events was arranged Berkeley suddenly
found that by adroit management the
100-yard, 220-yard and 440-yard dashes had
been made to follow each other. This pre
vented Drumm, the Berkeley champion,
who runs in all these races, from taking
part in all successfully and by tiring htm
out in the first race and bringing off the
others in quick succession would Injure
his chances. Berkeley fought this suc
cessfully and now Stanford has demanded
that the field day be held on their track.
Berkeley has demanded a $500 guarantee
in such an event, for the gate receipts at
Stanford would be small compared to
those in San Francisco or even In
Berkeley. , . ...
"It would be financial suicide to hold
the games at Stanford," said Manager
Decoto this evening, "yet they seem de
termined to force us to go there. It seems
to be the sentiment of the students here
that we have no field day rather than to
go to Stanford. The track at Stanford is
not as good as that at Berkeley or in
San Francisco. The gate receipts would
ACCIDENT AT TRACY
STOCKTON, Feb., 20.— Thera was a
bloodless railroad accident at Tracy about
5 o'clock this morning. A Pullman sleep
ing-car was being switched from a Loa
Angeles passenger train to wait for an
other train. A freight train was Juat
pulling out of Tracy, and through a mis
understanding of the signals the Pullman
was struck by the freight and tipped oft
There was a brisk firs burning In the
sleepingcar stove, and the car would un
doubtedly have been ablaae In a few
minutes but for a patent device attached
to the stove which extinguished the lira
in it as soon as the car upset.
People came to the rescue of the Im
prisoned passengers, immediately llber
atrng them by breaking through the ends
of the car with axes. Only two of the
four passengers were found to have been
One of them, a gentleman from Port
land, had his shoulder dislocated, and
the other, Tom Fitch Jr., of this city had
one of his knees sprained.
ALLEGED HORSE THIEF
SURRENDERS TO OFFICERS
Special Dispatch to The Call.
COVELO. Cal.. Feb. 20.— Walter Morri
son, better known an "Buzz" Morrison,
the young man charged with horse steal
ing and who has so successfully eluded
the pursuing officers for the past week by
hiding in the mountains, rode into town
to-day and surrendered himself to the
authorities. His defiant bearing about
town was attended with not a little ex
citement. Both town officials were still in
the mountains in search of the fugitive.
Morrison denies any direct connection
with the affair. In answer to a question
put by a Call representative as "to what
he knew of the theft he replied that a
half-breed Indian named William Swear
lnger stole the horse, sold It and got all
the proceeds of the unlawful sale him
self. Frank Shaw, a prominent rancher
and the owner, of the horse. Is the prose
cuting witness and asserts positively that
Morrison Is guilty.
Felix Garcia Passes Away.
Special Dispatch to The Call
SAN RAFAEL. Feb. 20.— Felix Garcia,
once one of the most prominent figures in
Marti County, died at his home here to
day. The deceased was over 85 years of
age. All his vast estates had vanishes
years before his demise and for Some
time previous to his death the county
had provided for him.
OAKLAND, Feb. 20.— 1f the prediction of Mme.
Emma Nevada comes true Mills College will
p roduce another songstress who will rank with
Nevada and Barna. When the prima donna
visited her alma mater some weeks ago she heard
Miss Beulah George of the class of '39 sing. The
strength and value of the voice at once struck the
great singer, and with a desire to add another star
to the vocal constellations she urged Miss George
to give up her life to song. She told the young lady
that there were qualities In her voice that made
success inevitable. That such notice should be given
a young and but partly trained voice Is a great
compliment, and It will probably result in forming
Miss George's future.
DEDICATES HER VOICE TO OPERA.
GIVEN NOTICE BY THE NEVADA.
HAS OPERA FOR HER AMBITION.
IS STUDYING SACRED SONG.
ALAMEDA, Feb. 20. — Miss Margaretha
Bruntsch, popular in local society, la fitting
herself for concert and operatic singing and
expects soon to start on a professional career.
Miss Bruntsch has received high praise from the
critics. She possesses a genuine contralto voice of
depth and clearness and a range suitable for oper
atic work. Her Interpretation is pronounced excel
lent. She is talented also as an elocutionist and
a thorough knowledge of the piano has given her a
good foundation for the operatic work she contem
plates doing. Miss Bruntsch made her first appear
ance in public at Sherman-Clay Hall. San Fran
cisco. In September last. Since then she has sung
solos at the Mlnetti concerts and in some of the
prominent churches. She is the daughter of Mrs.
Clementina Bruntsch of 2061 Central avenue.
ALAMEDA, Feb. 20.— Miss Emellne.Colllschonn.
daughter of Mrs. Helen M. Colllachonn of 1103
Regent street, is the possessor of a sweet so
prano voice, which has been heard and favor
ably received by a number of Alameda audiences.
Miss Colllschpnn is a member of the Hughes Club,
one of the most popular choral organizations In
Oakland, in which she takes a most prominent
part. She 13 extravagantly fond of song and has for
her ambition In the musical world a development of
her voice for church singing. Consequently she has
directed her studies toward sacred music. Her
voice is particularly adapted for this line of work.
She has taken part in several church entertain
ments in Alameda. and will continue her studies in
sacred song until she achieves her great ambition.
HLAMEDA. Feb. 20.— 1t is the Intention of Miss
Edythe Parlser. whose singing in Alameda
II — Aand elsewhere has been favorably criticised, to
adopt the operatic stage as a profession. Her
instruction in vocalization is being directed by
Madame Rossi. Her voice Is of a sweet and pure
quality of yoprano, soft and pathetic. She has a
range sufficient for operatic work. When the opera
"lolanthe" was produced several months ago for the
benefit of E. D. Crandall Miss Pariser took the lead-
Ing role. Am lolanthe she scored a decided hit by her
fine interpretation of the music and intelligent act
ing of her part. She was one of the soloists in "The
Messiah," given by the choir of the Congregational
Church, and has eung soloa In many of the local
ALAMEDA COUNTY YOUNG LADIES
AND THEIR ARTISTIC AMBITIONS
THE SAX FRANCISCO GAI/li, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1900.
RUINED BY THE
Charles Rodd Seeks
Charles Rodd, a marble dealer, will
commence suit this morning against the
California Marble. Granite and Sandstone
Dealers' Association, otherwise known as
the marble trust, for $25,000 damage?.
Rodd alleges that the trust, by conspiring
against him, has practically ruined hi*
business. The following dealers have been
made defendants to the suit:
Ira P. Allen. Amador Marble Company. B.
3. Barrett, y. J. Hack. Huiman A Barker, W.
W. Hlanchard, 11. lirennan. Byrne Brother*,
Carroll & McUuchlin, Carlaw Brothers, O. S.
Calderwood, J. Catto. M. T. Carroll & Sons
Company, A. \V. Ccmbs, 11. H. Cop?, B. Co
::. vt h. John Daniel, John Daniel & Co , P. J.
L>e«a.n. Ijemichelll. Scfcule & Co., B. W. Din
neen, M. binneen. blckaon, Woodhnll A
Cramer; Donohoe & Brannan, D. Falconer,
Fisher A Kinalow. William Grow. David Grif
fith. Adam Hannah, Charles Hawthorne, E. F.
Ilebener, Frank HeSl. T. B. Jafknon, N. O.
jFweU. John I). Allen. Marshall W. Jones,
toward W. Jone*, JLt&jrton IS. Jones and Hush
J. M. Jones. Johnson Polishing Works, C. H.
Jones, J. F. Kelly. J. J. Kelly. Lane Brothers,
11. J. L4cyd. A. H. MftcKutt. F. A. Maertrettl.
Oeoree g. Mathewv. Molennan *c O'Nell. W. H.
MoOormlck. P. I>. iSullany. Joseph Musto and
Ciarerioe Musto, Newman * Wing, Oak Hill
Granite Co., Raymond Granite Co., Georre
Robertson. 1). A. Roberts. Roche & Son, Wil
liam O'Brien. A. Ps.ltin*hl & Co.. Andrew
Paltinghl. ar.d Thomas Malno, Rocklln
Granite Company. William Robbie, Rufttni &
Blanchl, Ser^gr.l & Bernlert, San Francisco
Marble and Granite Company, Daniel Sheerin,
Thomu Pheerln and I>aniel Sheerin Jr.. Simp
•"n-Pirnie Granite Company. D. Zlrllo. C. J.
Zulk. California Marble. Granite and Sandstone
After recounting his troubles with the
trust, Rodd in his complaint say* that
he managed to secure copies of several
resolutions passed by the combine and
which were aimed at the dealers who re
fused to become members of the associa
tion. One resolution, which forms part of
the complaint, reads as follows:
Whereas. There are men that are Irresponsi
ble and an Injury to the stone business, and
are not eligible to thin association, from whom
the members of this association must be pro
tected; therefore be It
Resolved, That all members of this associa
tion will decline to employ any letterer, cutter
or polikher who will Iptter. cut or polish for
ar.y one not •llrible to membership in this as
eoclatlon without first settin* the consent of
this association; and be it further
Revolved, That all members of this associa
tion notify all letterers, cutters and polishers
f this rule of the association.
Injure the Trade.
Another resolution passed by the asso
ciation, and which is also attached to the
complaint, reads as follows:
Whereas. There are so-called dealers who do
a vast injury to the trade as a whole, from the
Tact that they fail in jaylng their bills and are
thrreby enab'.ej to underbid the honest ones
that &o so, and to met this condition of things
It Is therefore
Resolved, and shall become a rule. That there
b» a special committee appointed by the chair
annually end convlrtlnr of five members, and
to be called the "Rating Committee," and
whose office and duties shall be to take cog
r.lzance of such complaints as may be brought
to th^lr notice, and after careful investigation
a.r.d without prejudice submit their report of
fame, with their recommendations, at any reg
ular meeting of this association, and members
1 r vote in their regular form shall decide the
question whether such a dealer shall any longer
!•<» considered as worthy of being recognised
a« a bona fide one, or no and by such decl
aim the wholesale dealers shall and must be
Prays for Heavy Damages.
Rood also asks that the association be
disbanded and that the members be en
jolned from further conspiring and act
ir.g together to maintain rules and regu
lations and rates and prices whereby he
is prohibited from buying marble, gran
ite or sandstone or any of the articles
made or manufactured therefrom in the
open market at the normal market price.
Archibald Campbell and Judge jitraes
Hall are attorneys for plaintiff.
Have You Been Deceived?
"Wnen 70a wanted a bottle of
NATURAL APERIENT , VATER,
Did your Druggist ghre y°« a cheap sobstttttte, because he made a few cents
more profit ? J« "Will you believe those **j«rt as good " stories -when you
know that "HUNYADIJANOS" U the only genuine Hunyadl Vater?
I ' ASK YOUR PHYSICIAN.
Hewfll recommend it as other eminent phyddana have for many yean. /
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