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Christian Association Conference.
1 7A- conference iof the" 1 active ' members , of the ' Mission - branch "% or • the V Young '- Men's Christian Association was held last Thurs day * evening."' Remarks ' were ; made ">¦ by George Shaw Jr. , M. Clark." Dr.* Harold L. 1 Seager.Tßev. Dr. Bayley of the Third Con grcgational; Church and Rev.^R.VW.' Rey nolds - 1 •of the ' . i Lebanon *'• Presbyterian Church. v The ¦ members • anticipate a froa jmutqus year for tbelr organization. * ¦ MAKER OF "ENERGY." The Analysis of Postum Food Coffee. "Since I left off drinking coffee and began using Postum Foo' 4 Coffee my digestion has.so improves :£ .i I can eat eggs and drink milk, which I have been unable to do for years. "I find by inquiry that numbers of my friends have been helped by using Posturn instead of ordinary coffee. It is evident that coffee has been a poi- son »o me. I was only induced to break off by the order, of my physi- cian." Mrs. F. H. Moning, 55 E- New " ton St.. Boston, Mass- There is a reason why Postum Food Coffee restores the chronic coffee drinker to good health again. The analysis by Dr. B. F. Davenport of Boston, New "England's famous analy r tical chemist, is: Moisture, 5.8^ per cent; bone-forming substance, 4.61 per cent; cdulose, 870 per cent; fat and flesh-forming substances, 14-73 per cent; energy producing substances, 66.11 per, cent. •>— - Skilled Workmen Fraternize. '<' The' Carpenters- District Council paid a fraternal. visit to Union 22 at 1133 Mission street last ' night. In" honor; of the visit Union 22 prepared a sumptuous layout for their.; visiting , friends. .: ¦ Short witty and up-to-date speeches were made Iby John P. Horigan, -¦ E. L. Malsbury, H. Myers, W. Little, -H. M. Saundersr F. P. Nichols, John Feeny, Theo Wicks, T. L. Otis. John Felix," John Bowan • and Thomas:Farns worth;; During ; the session ; of : the union twenty » new ¦: members j were ; initiated and the .< prosperity of -the union was dwelt upon >bytP.-: H/ ¦ McCarthy, H. M. Saun ders and others who are. foremost in the walks of labor, unionism. : ; " To Remove Market-Street Hump. The West of Castro Street and Eureka Valley Improvement clubs are about to take" steps to have the hump on Matket street cut off between Valencia and 8:x teerth streets. To accomplish this the clubs will petition the Board of Super visors to declare an established grade on the section mentioned, with the view of bringing the upper portion of Market street into harmony with the lower and business portion of that street. . AROUND THE CORRIDORS " O. F. Paxton of Portland, Or., Is at'tho Palace. F. A. Hlhn, a Santa Cruz capitalist, is at the Grand. B. Thomas of New York is registered at the Palace.* " * Frank Barrett and wife of Palo Alto af a at the Lick. v Frank O. Toland of Ventura Is a guest at the Lick. , Mr. and Mrs. D. "Wornißer of Chicago are at the Palace. vv^V: 1 C. Jacobson, a' wealthy merchant of Ked dlng. Is at the Grand. . Captain J. R. Thompson and wife of Seattle are at the Occidental. Jesse D. Carr, a capitalist and large land owner of Salinas, is at the Occidental. E. A..Meserve, a prominent attorney of Los Angeles, is a guest at the Grand. Dr. A. E. Hall, 1 & well-known physician of San Jose, is at the Lick with his wife. Sidney N.'Hodgkins has returned from a trip to London and is a guest at the Pal ace. x ' "¦'¦-'¦' ; .-. - - :' ¦ About seventy-five: Raymond 'excursion ists arrived in the city last evening and registered at the Palace., Dr. V. T. -McGillycuddy, a prominent medical " man of Deadwood, .is ¦at the Grand, accompanied by; his wife. ; Fred ,- Gerstler, a millionaire ywoolman, whose interests extend from Los Angeles to Mexico, Is an arrival of laßt night at the Licit. "/: ¦¦'¦ ' v .-.¦;.....-'¦..: ,.;./; v ;. ¦ Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. VWorthlngton, prominent society people of New York, are at the Occidental, while on a pleasure trip to this city. SAFE AT NAPA ROBBED. Three Men Arrested and Held on Suspicion. Bpee'al Dispatch to The Call. NAPA, March 23.— The safe at the Napa Woolen Mill in this city was robbed of $79 10 this afternoon at 5 o'clock while the bookkeeper was absent from the office. The circumstances of the robbery sesm t> indicate that the roan that did the work knew the lay of the place. The boDk keeper was absent from the office only ten minutes, his duties calling him to th? h\g building where the employes are at work. When he returned to the office he found the door of the large safe open, and upon making an lnvesigation found that all the money had been taken. The officers were notified of the rob bery . and . Sheriff Dunlap and Con stable Allen arrested three hobos on the railroad track about a mile south of town on suspicion. These men were let out of the County Jail this morning and are hard cases. -During the week they had been working in the chaingang near the mill, and it is supposed that they sized up tho office at the mill and made their plans ac cordingly. The Sheriff and Constable vrent out on another search at 8 o'clock to-night for another man- Burglars at San Andreas. Special Dispatch to The C&JI. SAN ANDREAS, March 23.— The resi dence of ex-Judge Ira Hill Reed was en tered by burglars this afternoon and robbed of $600 in gold coin, a lady's gold watch and a diamond ring. The money and jewelry were in an old-fashioned safe, the key of wfcich was kept in a bu reau drawer, and. being found by the robbers gave them easy access to the coin. Church Attached. SAN JOSE, March 23.— The African Methodist Episcopal Church i 3 in tho hands of the Sheriff on an attachment in a suit brought by Kirk Scott for J723. This is an assigned claim for $125 ad vanced and learal services of Attorney George W. Lewis, who represented the church in a suit to quiet title to its prop erty on Fourth and San Antonio streets. Will Hear Bryan. Special Dispatch to The Call. WOODLAND. March 23.— An excursion train will carry a large delegation of Democrats to Sacramento next Monday evening to hear Colonel Bryan sp«ak. ¦¦¦ - ¦- -• ¦ ' -¦ ¦¦- ¦ •¦¦¦¦•¦¦¦¦ h - , , ¦ ?, - ' '•-'» i ¦¦.¦¦,¦ >» --¦-¦' :¦:„- •. .. - "¦ ?...'<¦ ¦¦'¦' ¦--- THE SAN FRANCISCO GALL, SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 1900. ADVERTISEMENTS. ABSOLUTE SECURITY; Genuine CARTER'S LITTLE LIVER PILLS most bear signature of /£*~j*g£^, r- I Yer * tunmU mm* as easy I to take as mgaxw . SEE fCARfES|^S=s L SEE GENUINE f JVfcV K.SKKS.' 6ENCINB 1 PILLS FOR CONSTIPATION. WBAPPFB i 851 ' FOR SALLOW SWH. WBAPPFB 25 icSti I Fafffly Vegetal>l9. <^%gwi^Us 'tPI^IITTEID O3ST RE33D I 3 wAJFETRJ* FOUGHT FOR A DAY ON ETHICS AND LAW Varney Estate Attorneys Close ¦Contest Over Disqualification. Oakland Office San Francisco Call, 111S Broadway, March 23. COLD, hard law was doled out in large packages to-day by the em inent attorneys in the Varney es tate case, who are trying to have each other disqualified from acting in the trial of the trust contest. Opinion after opinion dug out of the musty past of English jurisprudence, supplemented by tsuch authority from the American courts, was hurled at the heads of Judge Ogden and Judge Ellsworth, with whom It now rests to decide whether the firm of Bishop & Wheeler has been guilty of unprofessional conduct which disqualifies it from appearing for the beneficiaries under the will of the late Thomas Varney. Th«re also rests with the same occu pants of tho bench the Question now sub mitted whether Attorney William S. Goodfellow, who made the extraordinary accusations against Guy C. Earl, has not placed himself in such a relation to the contestants that he is interested in both eldes of the litigation and is therefore himself legally disqualified from appear ing in the case. Attorney Wheeler made good his notice of last evening and by formal motion based upon a lengthy statement of position submitted that phase of the sensational fight to the court. Occasionally during to-day'e hearing there were wordy tilts between Attorneys Wheeler and Goodfellow, but there was little to relieve the heaviness of discus sion on the scores of legal technicalities which were drawn to thread-like con clusions on both sides. During the morning hours Mr. Goodfelr low found time to give expression to con siderable Indignation that the opposing forces had moved upon him last evening without what he considered ample notice. Attorney Wheeler sharply replied that the charges against himself and the other members of his firm had been made last Tuesday during his absence from court. as well as Mr. Karl, who was particularly attacked. "I gave due notice to Mr. Rlx and Mr. Tr*at," declared Mr. Goodfellow. "Yes, thirty seconds' notice," they re torted. "You could have asked for a postpone ment." he suggested. Then Mr. GoodfelloW had some mis ¦understanding about his position,' and after everything was fairly well cleaned up Attorney Wheeler went to the argu ment he started yesterday in opposition to the accusations. He asserted at the outset that the rec ords of the testimony taken before Judge Ellsworth in the accounting five years ago of the Varney estate trust belonged as much to the beneficiaries of the estate which he represented as to the trustees, Mr. Goodfellow's clients. And he hinged the major portion of his argument on that point. Incidentally, Mr. Wheeler pointed out much law which, he asserted, favor ed his view of the relations existing be tween the parties interested in the trust. "The first boomerang has already ap peared In this matter," declared Mr. Wheeler, "and the second is in the au thorities which point out the Indelicacy of Mr. Goodfellow's position In fighting STAACKE NO LONGER MANAGES BELL ESTATE Bemoved From His Position as Ex ecutor Pending Investigation of Charges Against Him. George EtaacXe. the sole surviving ex ecutor of the will of the late Thomas Bell, has been deposed, and Mrs. Theresa Bell will make an effort to save a email dowry out of the wreck of the dead millionair'j's estate. In the order made by Judge Ccf fey yesterday removing Staacke and ap pointing Mrs. Bell, decedent's widow, spe cial administratrix, the court said: #I li appearing to the court that there Is rea son to believe that George Staacke has wasted and mismanaged the property of the estate committed to his charge, and has committed fraud upon the estate an! hap wrongfully neglected the same, hence It lo ordered that his powers be suspended until the matters alleged In the petition are Investigated." „ Judge Coffey gave Mrs. Bell authority to take up the management of the ent-re estate. He provided, nowever, that she take all negotiable securities and place them in tbe vaults cf the California Safe Deposit and Trust Company, and ordered that ail rents coming from estate prop erties should also be deposited there. Her bonds were fixed at J25.0U0. For many months Mrs. Bell has been complaining that Staacke was managing the estate of his late partner, . Thomas Bell without due regard for her and (n his 'own interest. The charges will now be Investigated, and if the allegations of decedent's widow are proved the deve op rnents will be in .the line of sensational. Rabbi Voorsanger 6n Heresy. - • Rabbi ; Voorsanger delivered "a", brief ser mon * at iTemple s Emanu-El? last -evening in which he treated of, heresy and excom munication. >He held to the theory that it was necessary! for the church to set up a standard, which its members must follow the same as in civil, life, .where. the laws are i the j standard -.the - citizen i must i abide by: and' that ; departure : from i these would quickly ' lead jto anarchy. -'» The ? final i, lec ture oflßabbi .Voorsanger's ; winter course will be si veo next Friday. : nl^bx Non-Union Pavers Expensive. In a communication sent from the San Francisco Labor Council to Chief ¦' Con structor H. H. Lynch of the Market Street Railroad Company, who is employing non union pavers in the reconstructing of th«» Howard and other cable lines into trolley service, it was * shown that the . non-union pavers are more . expensive -v than • their brothers belonging to the union. It ¦ wad shown that ablock of 412*4 feet paved by non-union pavers costs2ls 60, as v against the cost of the same number of feet paved by union pavers at $132. With .this show ing the* communication urged : the Market Street Company, as a matter of economy, to €inploy union hands, -: - -<^ CALIFORNIANS IN NEW YORK. NEW YORK, March 23— E. Handy of Los Angeles is -, at , the - Holland. : Henry Kahn of San; Francisco Us at the Savoy.' Major Frank, McLaughlin Is In ' the city. r. POSTUM CEBEAIi. Conference of Secretaries. The twenty-sixth annual -conference .of general secretaries and other paid officers of the Young Men's 1 Christian v Associa tions will be held at .Thousand Isle/Park, St Lawrence River, June 6 to 10. .This will be one of the largest | conferences lof secretaries ever held inthe world, as the number of secretaries on the North Amer ican continent ; now aggregates ; nearly fifteen hundred.^. Twenty-five year* jagp there were ¦ less than ; fifty employed, iH. J McCoy of the local association has been selected' as one =of > the ? presiding ¦officers of the conference : and will s leave < for t the East in a few. weeks;for;special-confer ence with , the -international ] committee' prior to ' the convening of the conference of secretaries. , •%: > . - * s Y. M. C. A. Exhibition. The annual- athletic exhibition of the Young Men's Christian Association was field in the gymnasium last night. The following programme was rendered, under the direction of Acting Physical Director G. A, Mattern: Columbian orcheftra, F. Foeter, leader; pedal drill, class; parallel bare, A. Volgt and E Fritsch; horizontal bars, class, led by H. E Choilet; acrobatic feats, C. Stewart A H Dorian and A. M. Barnett; foil fencing, H; E Choilet and E. Fritech; catch-as-catch-caii wrestling (two five-minute bouts), A. H. Dorian and J. Rhodes: pyramids, class; Illuminated club swinging, E. Spacher; cannon-ball -spe cialty. George Baker; hl*h Jumping, class, led by H. Wilson. Basket-ball srarae, Hercules vg Miss Nancy's team: Hercules— Charles John son, center; E. Goodrich and H. Morten, for wards : H. ¦ Wilson and A. H. Dorian, guards. Miss Nancy's team— Josle Long, center; Hattle Short and Mary Sweet, forwards; Dora Love and Carrie Home, guards. Guilty of Technical Contempt. Members of the Board of Education ap peared before ; Judge Hebbard yesterday, to show causewhy they should notC be punished ; for contempt of for re fusing to obey, the court's order to discon tinue the use of the Shaylor • round-hand system "¦ and to : again introduce the Cali fornia vertical system. It was contended that as an appeal Is^pendlng it acts as a stay of execution and the board i could not be considered in contempt for .refusing at this time to discontinue the enjoined sys tem Judge Hebbard took the view that the ' appeal • did = not act as ¦- a stay and held the board guilty =of technical con tempt. The board could go before the SuDreme Court and determine the issues involved by applying for a writ of pro hibition;-:;, , •/ v ; : _ ; .„- ¦ Farland's Banjo Concert. Alfred A. Farland's banjo concert at Sherman, Clay & Co.'s I Hall on Butter street was well attended last night by the lov«rs of \ good * music. • The selections for the evening's entertainment were: (a) "Since First I Met Thee" (Rubinstein), (b) "Bird in the Wood, (Taubert), Adelaide Roddy; Second Concerto (Deßerlot), (a) Alle gro. Maestoso, (b) Andante, (c> Rondo Russe; "Caro Nome," from ."Rlgoletto'* (Verdi). Ade laide Roddy; (a) Bolero. *Op. . 12 (Moszkowaki), (b) l transcription, "Alice, 'Where Art Thou?" (Farland). (c) -"Spinning: Song" . (Popper), (d) Serenata (Moszkowskl),- (c) Sonata. Op. 30, No. J, Last Movement (Beethoven), originally writ ten for violin. - Alfred .A: . Farland ; . selections. Charles ;P. Qraeber's ' Banjo, Mandolin and Cmitar Club.; , ¦¦ . ¦ ¦ ¦ ••..,. For the Orphans' Home. The assembly hall of the Odd Fellows' building was crowded last evenlHg by an audience that showed its appreciation of the efforts ' of the Rebekahs of this city to assist the Odd Fellows' Orphans' Home at Gilroy. There was given a . pleasing programme of music, song and literary efforts, also a character sketch. -: Those who . contributed to the entertainment were: Miss Frances Maxwell. Miss Anita Loos, Miss Quinnie Tilton, Misses Emma and Fannie Noonan. Hiram Baxter, Charles Folk. Misses Charlotte and Sadie Dorr, L. E. Blebeau; Mrs. H. E. BeckJey Miss Carrie Manning, George Caldwelland Miss Lottie Linnle. Dancing followed the programme. To Fix Telephone Rates. The Supervisors' Judiciary Committee decided yesterday to recommend for pass age Supervisor McCarthy's resolution for. a charter amendment ' Intended ;to bring telephone, telegraph and pneumatic ser vice companies under municipal junsdio- yesterday appointed the following employes for a t^loSo^Wm, ,4 50per Chris Leavy. rammer; $3; Thomas van horse and cart, S3 50; D,, J. O'Brien. John Caulfield, George Ralney, Thomas Christoi, Joseph Gallagher, foremen, at $4 each- Charles Gillon, hammer, J3; Fide sewer men at |2 50 per Bartley Lee, lames Davis, John McFadden, W. «.. IM^ck J- M- O'Hare,' C. Harrington and . P M?s a s r M an ßiordan. janitress of the Spring Val cv School, was dismissed,as her ser vices Ire no longer, required. The salaries nf tri«T school Janitors were fixed as fol low^ MUs B. J McLeod . $32 60 per month ; a fi»iVi» and- Y Berdahl, $65 each; M. School at $33 75 per , month.. . HO YOW ASKS FOR FAIR TREATMENT OF CHINESE Consul General Claims Merchants Axe Unjustly Prevented From Entering United States. Consul General Ho Vow Ib seeking to enlist the support of the merchants of San Francisco in his efforts to secure a more liberal ruling by the Treasury De partment in the matter of the admission of Chinese merchants to this country. Yesterday afternoon the Consul General addressed a representative gathering of the business men of the city, who as sembled in the rooms of the Chamber of Commerce in • response to invitations issued by him. Ho Vow spoke briefly. Impressing upon his auditors that his object was primarily to secure the free and unrestricted entrj of bona fide Chinese merchants into this country to the end that the commerce be tween the United States and China might be fostered and built up. Attorney John Bennett on behalf of the Consul General read an exhaustive state ment cf the unfair restrictions enforced' by the Treasury Department to the injury of the Chinese merchants. He was fol lowed by Colonel John P. Irish, H. Mc- Allister, R. P. Schwerin and William bwain, all of whom advocated a more lib eral policy In dealing with the Chinese immigration question. It was stated that the present exclusion law was not in tended to exclude the merchant and pro fessional classes from landing on our soil and that Its fair administration would ac complish all that was asked. It was shown that the Chinese mer chants of this city pay nearly one-third of the import duties collected at this port and that the trade with China is almost wholly in their hands. A committee consisting of R. p Schwerin, William Swain, William Har ries and John Bennett was appointed to formulate a plan of action whereby re strictions against Chinese merchants : may be removed. • . U. C. Team Won. BERKELEY, March 23.— The University of California baseball team defeated the Fireman's Fund nine this afternoon by a score of 4 to 2. The game was the best seen on the campus this season and was watched by a large' number of enthu siasts. Kaarsberg received excellent sup- The League Club. The members of Company D, League of the Cross Cadets, have organized them selves into a literary society under the name of the League Club. The club pro noses giving an entertainment and dance In Native Sons' Hall on Friday evening, April 27. ORPHEUM' S BUNCH OF GOOD THINGS ft HAVE had only fleeting glimpses of 'the Orpheum stage during the past II three weeks, but this has been enough to convince me that the programmes have been up to standard. When all else fails one can go to the Orpheum. with the certainty of being diverted. It is very handy, indeed, to have such a place to at tend. Having been previously denied the com fort of an evening at the Orpheum I sat the programme through last night and found it the best that has happened in some time. | There is entertainment tucked away in every act and- ail the laughter that one may long for. Only the managers know how difficult It is to keep up to a high standard of vau deville and only the out-and-out laymen rind fault with a bill that is not amazing ly good from beginning to end. I believe in crediting the management of such a house as the Orpheum with a conscien tious effort to give the public the best at tractions obtainable. If there has been an occasional "gold brick" In the bill of fare the management is not an accessory, but is more the victim than you or I. As I said once before, the bad ones are given short shrift and, un like the fictional feline, they never come back. . The current bill is headed, If there can be said to be a distinct head, by Walter Jones and Norma Whalley, who have much that Is new and comic in songs and business. Walter Jones' travesty on Sou sa Is easily the best of many essays of the kind and Miss Whalley is in the same class with him— the first. » The Misses. McCoy and Sam Marion are dancers with enough grace and original ity to do more than hold the eye; there is something more than skill In their act, which Is novel and Intelligent. Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew humorize In a snappy sketch and Weston and Yost do something quite new in the way of a dialogue between one of the pair, who has the stage, and the other, who peddles songs in the auditorium. Their "stuff" is brisk and a very good sample of the great American josh. A little polishing would Improve the quality of their wit and that I think may be looked for before they make the round of the circuit. If I have not already said that the whole programme was good I must do so now It is. PORTER GARNETT. 1 Volney Ashford's Funeral. OAKLAND, March 23.— The funeral services of the late Volney V. Ashford, ex-commander of the Hawaiian army, devoid of all ostentation. The fu neral was held this afternoon and Rev. Dr. Curry of Tem<?3cal officiated at the ceremonies held at the Mountain View Cemetery- the beneficiaries of this estate, for whom he is in equity the attorney.'" In concluding. Mr. Wheeler said: "In an application of this kind and character it would not be out of place to make some allusion to the reciprocal relation of the bench and bar. To the Judge on the bench there la nothing more dear than to know he has the confidence of the community in which he lives and rears his family. Does this apply with any less force to that profession of which confidence la the keystone? A reputation for unprofes sional conduct or of even a suspicion would cause a member of the bar to be looked at askance by clients, by brother lawyers and by Judges themselves. On that ground an attorney should hesitate long before he steps into court and makes such charges. "If there has been anything unprofes sional or suggesting even indelicacy your Honors' duty is a plain one. I do not stand here to say to the court that we ask for mercy. I stand with the full pride of my profession, holding my head aloft with the gentlemen who are my asso ciates. We ask you for no Quarter. We ask you for the law." Mr. Goodf ellow replied that he consid ered as ridiculous the assertion that he was appearing for conflicting Interests. He said he bad announced his withdrawal as attorney for Thomas H. B. Varney Jr. in dividually, and that he was confirmed in his position that his motion should prevail. Judge Ellsworth made some queries con cerning Goodfellow's theory about the transcript of testimony being a priviUgad communication. The reply was: "I am grateful to your Honor for asking ques tions. The trouble with the Supreme Court is that they do not ask questions, and then decide a case on some point that is not argued." Judge Ogden later during Mr. Goodfel low's argument said: "If this motion is decided adversely to you, Mr. Goodfellow, will you be ready to go to trial on Tuesday?" Mr. Goodfellow was rather startled at the question, but announced that he might like to ask for delay in such a contin gency. Referring to Mr. Treat, Attorney Good fellow said he was satisfied to take that attorney's testimony as to his connection with the case. "But Ido not apologize." he added. "It was the inference at the beginning of tlils hearing that Treat came into the ¦ case through' Information given- by Mr. Eari. I made the motion on facts as they then appeared to exist." Mr. Wheeler directed attention to tha fact that Mr. Treat's testimony upset that theory, and concluded: "But we are not insisting that Mr. Good fellow must apologize At the conclusion of the argument Mr. Wheeler presented his motion against tho appearance of Mr. Goodfellow at the trial, and after setting forth with much detail his grounds, had Attorney Goodfellow tes tify concerning his relations as attorney for the trustees, showing that since 1595 he had acted in that capacity. "1 decline to argue or to discuss this motion as unworthy of notice," announcsJ Mr. Goodfellow. "It seems to me it requires no discus sion," were Mr. Wheeler's last words. ¦ No announcement was made as to the time a decision would be rendered. Nichols Makes a Statement. BERKELEY. March 21— E. E. Nichols, principal of the Lcrin School, who was arrested yesterday on a charge of mal treating three of his pupils, has addressed a statement to the people of Bprkeley regard'.ng tho charges. He requests that no Judgment be pasaed upon him until hin case Is tried before the Board of Kduca tion. He says he did not unduly punish the children and believes he will be ex onerated from all blame by the board. port from his team and pitched effective ball. The Berkeley players have shown great improvement under the coaching of Van Haltren and are likely to give the Cardinal team a hard rub for the annual championship pennant. "Heney" Krus and Moskimon pitched for the insurance men, and both were hit hard and often. DYING SOLDIER'S MESSAGE TO HIS PROMISED WIFE His Mother Seeks in Vain for Trace of Her Son's Sweetheart. Mystery of the Existence and Dis appearance of Mabel Lowry. May Have Entered a Convent. Oakland Office San Francisco Call, 1118 Broadway, March 23. A mother has been trying for several months to give the dying message of her son to 'the young lady, who would have been her daughter-in-law had not a Fili pino bullet taken the Jlfe of Corporal Guy B. Soden outside of Manila. , But though an earnest search has been made for many months the mother has been unsuc cessful in her search. Mrs. Kate B. Soden, the mother, has finally given up her search and taken the body of her son back to her home in Rid&efleld., Wash. The mls3ing young lady is Miss Mabel Lowry, and of her not the slightest trace can be found. Guy B. Soden was a corporal in the Fourteenth United States Regular in fantry, in which, he enlisted at the very outbreak of the Spanish war. He went out with the first expedition to the Philip pines, entered Manila with General Mer ritt and afterward engaged in the war. wltn the insurgents. He was wounded at the battle of Blockhouse 14 and died from his wound. When he was dying he asked a wounded friend who was near him to take a mes sage to his mother and to the young lady who he said would have been Mrs. Soden had he lived. The wounded friend, I Ben Harbor, came to Oakland pome time ago and delivered the message to Mrs. Soden. Together with the mother he searched for Miss Mabel Lowry, but without avail. They heard • that Miss Lowry had left her home in Kansas, where the Sodens once lived, and had started for Manila to Join the young soldier, and that upon her arrival in San Francisco she had been met with the story of- his death. She was said to have entered a convent, but there is no record to that effect. But strangest of all is that the last letter that Mr?. Soden re ceived from her son before he sailed out of San Francisco harbor was indorsed upon the back, "Mailed by your future daughter-in-law." This would seem that Miss Lowry was in San Fmncisco before young Soden left, but still no trace of her can be found. Mrs. Soden writes: "We have never been able" to find Mabel Lowry, though We have searched in every direction. Ben Harbor, wiro brought us Guy's last words, says that that was the name Guy gave him, but we have never been able to find her address in any of Guy's books or papers. We wrote to one address we found there, but It proved to be another young lady who had simply met him. The last letter we got from Guy was written at the Presidio. On the back of the envelope was written. 'Mailed by your future daughter-in-law.' We would like to find Miss Lowry. so that we can give her Guy's last message and thank her for her kindness to our boy." DRIFTING DOWN THE COLORADO ON FLATBOATS " ¦ ? ¦ ¦¦';." - * Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Moore Jr. Plan a Very Unusual Will Visit the Town of Blythe— Mr. Moore to Retain His Position in the Attorney General's Office. Oakland Office San Francisco Call, • 111S Broadway, March, 23. A very small and a very select party will make a very.' long and a very unusual trip in a few weeks. The party will be com posed of A. A. Moore Jr. and his wife, formerly. Florence Blythe,. and j Dr. . J. P. Dunn, one of the leaders of the medical fraternity of Alameda County. The trip Is a duplicate of x the now famous drift made by young Lelter of Chicago down the Colorado River. .•;¦¦•¦ It is not an idle desire to take an un usual trip that prompts the party, but an examination of a map of California will show that in the extreme eastern end of Riverside County, almost on the banks of the Colorado River, there is the town of Blythe. The map does not show any other settlements in the neighborhood, and It Is in a section that is hardly regarded as a populous one. But many years ago Thomas Blythe, the father of Mrs. Moore, invested heavily in that section of the country. S He purchased something like 50,000 acres of land and spent a small for tune in building a series of irrigating ditches through the land. He knew that It was good land, and that with irrigation it would be Immensely valuable. He act ually began to cultivate it, and the town of Blythe was founded, when he died. During the litigation over his estate this great property was almost forgotten. It was so far out of the usual paths and so difficult of access that few of the litigants or managers of the property ' ever : saw it, and as tp its exact condition there is con siderable doubt even to-day. So it is that Mr. and Mrs. Moore have decided to visit the property and see it for themselves, and the easiest way to reach it is to take flatboats and drift down the river to Blythe, tie up there and then take to the boats again and continue the trip to Yuma. Dr. Dunn, the warm personal friend of Mr. Moore, will accompany the couple. The trip will occur immediately upon the closing of the southern session of the Supreme Court at Los Angeles, which Mr. Moore will attend as Deputy Attorney General. Mr. Moore, who has proven one of the most efficient assistants of Attorney General Ford, in the criminal department in particular, has reconsidered his resignation. Harry A. Melvin will be come a candidate for the Superior bench of Alameda County, should Judge W. E. Greene receive the appointment to the proposed Federal Judgeshlp of Hawaii, as now seems probable. ALAMEDA BOYS TAUGHT TO SEW Use of Needle arid Thread Be comes Part of Their Curriculum in the Public Schools. TROUBLES OP RISING! KNIGHTS OP THE NEEDLE. 57T? LAMEDA, March 23.— "Teacher, Johnnie Jones hooked my needle case." I\\ "Please, may I have the emery bag from Tommy Tompkins?" "Please, Ir — <\do you cut button-holes on the bias?" : c These are samples of the questions that now fly back and forth In Alameda schoolrooms since sewing has been added to /the curriculum of the department. without regard to whether the pupil be male or female. No one seems to know exactly how sewing came to be taught to the boys of Ala meda, for it Is not down in the lists, but seems to have been added by the principals of some of the schools. ? Now the male youth of Alameda is walk ing about town, with fingers stuck full of holes, and talking about "O O needles" and cutting things on the bias, and "darn" has become a popular ex clamation. • '• -' • ' . There Is going to be a series of explanations at the next meeting of the Board of Education over the matter. ; The people of Alameda are divided upon the utility of the work. . "There Is no telling when sewing will come in handy," said Judge A. F. St. Sure. "Sometimes a button gets off, whether you are married or not, and It most always come In handy to. know how to get It back." "Sewing Is a good thing to know how to do. especially In politics," said State Senator Tay lor. "If you only know how to sew your enemies up you are all right. A po litical sewing school would be a big thing." "A stitch .in time saves nine," said Joe Lanktree, "If you only know when and how to take that stitch. I wish I had known how to take It last spring." JOYOUS BAPTISTS TO REDEDICATE CHURCH Exercises Began Last Evening With a Beoeption and Will Con : tinue Sunday. The members of the First Baptist Church and their friends gathered in the church edifice last evening to begin the exercises of rededication, which will be continued next Sunday morning and even ing. The church structure was burned last' October. The new building looks much as it did before the flre ana « the programme that was Issued last evening emphasized this fact, the exception being the lack of the old tall spire. Last night s exercises were largely informal. There was a church reunion and roll can, at which the pastor, Rev. E. A. woods. D. D., presided." Then came a reception and social hour. . The exercises on Sunday will open at 11 a. m., when the pastor will deliver^ a sermon. The trustees will report that the church building is rededlcated entirely free from debt. Special music will be fur nished. The first Sunday-school service will be held at 12:30. In the evening there will be a praise service and a Christian Endeavor service. At the praise service congratulatory . addresses will be de livered. ' ; IROQUOIS BRAVES ON EVIL OF IMPERIALISM Debaters Insist That United States Constitution Must Be Supreme in "All American Territory. The Iroquois Club discussed Imperialism last night and came to the conclusion that the national government must accept the proposition of giving the newly acquired territories the same laws and privileges which the States and Terrtories of the Union enjoy or retire from the enormous te . r /ii tory which was acquired in the war ' wl *r s ? am - The particular proposition under debate was the following: VRe i?l\i x oohT h . at } he u constitution of the United States is the supreme law, not alone in, the States, but also in all the territories of the United States, whether organized or unorganized, and any law, order, decree or regulation*ln conflict with its provisions Is a usurpation of authority a r m . enace J f° constitutional liberty." * The n,,? dln f, participants in the debate were Clitus Barbour, Charles Gildea- and A. IJ. Lemon. They advanced no argu ments An opposition to imperialism that are not already well known and frequent ly urged. Their remarks were followed by a general discussion in which nearly every speaker contended that colonial de velopment of the United States must be njfde within the field left open by the con stitution of the United States |lJnllE-P RAKE I ¦ ll " m *'jf_Amalgam&for R New' Use for, .Wireless Telegraphy. Wireless \ telegraphy has ¦. had ¦ & ; new . demon- stration of UFefulness ¦ by the captain of V lightship, who i used .". It ' after .. ordinary,* signal* had ; failed,' to \ notify ; the '• shore . authorities of danger. " In a like : manner,; Hostetter** } Stom- ach ': Bitters, the ] famous ' dyspepsia "; cure, acts when all other medicines fall/ It* superiority is quickly : f e-H >In ¦ the renewal •of strength.^ -U It regulates ' the bowels, Improves ¦ the . appetite and cures Indigestion.* Try lt. - " J - i V- • . ¦¦¦ \ FEATURES in NEXT | SUNDAY'S CALL, I March 25, 1900. H HOW I DIVED FIFTY FEET UNDER i| WATER AT SHAG ROCK/ 0 : BY, NAN BYXBEE. g| TENDING BAR IN A BARBARY COAST fS SALOON. H -PUBLIC SPEAKERS AS VIEWED BY JR THE STENOGRAPHER. H SAN FRANCISCO 'AS SEEN BY AN |j EDUCATED INDIAN. B KBITS OF SAN FRANCISCO AS SKETCH* |? ED BY OUR BEST KNOWN ART* ?! THE FESCUE OF THE CREW AND £9 PASSENGERS OF THE WOLCOTT. H FASHIONS, BOOKS AND THRILLING H STORIES. g THE SUNDAY CALL LEADS THEM 0 ¦' * :'"'¦.. ¦¦- ¦- ;..- "; 'AT T - *" fe| ' " ¦." ¦* ' -'..'"¦-¦. i;i . .-,.¦¦;¦ "... . ¦ - . * ¦' ' J E3 9