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. i OAKLAND,' March ;<? 19.— Licenses I to
marry .were j issued " to-day to Robert : C.
Thompson; aged 30,. and Vivia M; Gage, 24,
both of '-. Berkeley; ; Roman. Baudendistel,
30, and Barbara Humbert,' 26, both of Oak
land. . - ¦ ¦> ;..-
Licensed to Marryv
PORTLAND, Or., March 19.— The Inde
pendents controlled . the Republican
County Convention to-day, electing their
chairman by a vote of 100 to 57. The con
vention elected fifty-seven delegates to the
State convention, nominated. ex-Judge
Henry E. McGinn for State Senator,
named twelve candidates for the lower
House of- the Legislature and adjourned
until March 27, when the county and city"
ticket will be completed. The delegates to
the State Convention, which will nominate
a Governor and a full State ticket, were
not instructed. • . • . •
McGinn for State Senator.
VICTORIA. B -' C— Arrived y March .. 19— Br
bark ; Glenmark,' from >; Chanarel ; stmr ¦¦ Queen,
from Tacoma; | Br,' stmr Aorahgi, j from Sydney.'
Sailed March 19— ItalLBhip'Macdiarmld, from
Tacoma. ' . ¦ ,:
Schr Newark, 1 Nielsen,-——. ¦'
-. DOMESTIC, PORT.
" 'ASTORIA— Reported ; outside March 19^-Er
ship Dovenly Hall, -from j Liverpool. '-. ,- ¦ •- '.-; j
•¦ Sailed 'March 19^-Stmr" Columbia, for. San
Francisco. : • ¦ ." - ¦ . ¦„¦ -> ..¦ . .
• - . ' N Wednesday,, March 19.
Ship Falls of. Clyde, Matson, f 16' days from
Ship ' Invincible. Mackenzie, . 11 clays from
Port Blakeley. : . ¦ --. '. -''•¦.-' " -•• '.
SAILED. . , • -
Wednesday, March 10. '
Late . Shipping Intelligence.
ARRIVED.' V. .
The estate of tho late Benjamin M.
Hartshorne has been apraised at $345,
341 55. It consists of ?1S,19O 67, stock in va
rious banks •worth $193,795 and real estate
worth 5133,346 88. . «
Hartshorne Estate Is Appraised.
Samuel McComber. a carpenter, while
working on his residence on Twenty
fourth avenue, fell from a ladder and
broke two ribs cm the right side. The
injury was dressed at the Central Emer
gency Hospital. ' :-.''/¦'¦
Carpenter Breaks Two Bibs.
BRIEF CITY NEWS.
SUES RAILWAY COMPANY.— Wfll lam
Parker is suing the Market-street Railway
Company for $2033 damages for the destruction
of his wagon and injuries to himself received
in a collision with a Mission-street car last
November. -""¦-. , •'.*;.*¦.• "*'
WILL CONDUCT A*. HOTEL.. — The J. M.
Wilklns Company,' organized for the purpose
of conducting a general hotel business, was in
corporated yesterday with a . capital stock of
S20 000. The directors are James M. "Wilklns.
Artemisia jWllklns, Charles F. Wilklns, S. C.
Denson and B. Warner Rice.
INSOLVENCY PETITIONS.— Petitions in in
solvency were * filed yesterday in the United
States District Courat as follows: -.Mrs. It. J.
Ivory, housekeeper and farmer, Lodi ; liabili
ties ?G235. no assets; the Bank of Lodi is the
chief creditor in the sum of $3137. C. J.
Q'Keefe, teamster, Loomis; liabilities $039, no
assets. ; ' • - ¦
ALLEGES ADLER "WAS CARELESS. —
James McKee . Lane and his wife. Elsie Hall
Lane,- are suing N. ,M. : Adler.who occupies the
building . at : 20 Stockton - street, : for $5082 50
damages for personal injuries received by Mrs.
Lane, she alleges." through the carelessness of
the defendants in opening a trap door on ths
sidewalk In front of the building.
¦Four mills, Kendall's, Burnham, Stande
ford & Co., Mann & Mole and; Kelley<&
Bridgman, who ' do work in San Francis
cp, have agreed to maintain the eight-:
hour schedule, in order nof to Involve the
San Francisco men.' ; There" are seventeen
mills in* Alameda County on the member
ship rolls of the Mill Owners' Association."
They have formulated their plans andlex
pect to " confine any difficulty that . may
arise to 'Alameda County.
This means abandonment of the eight
hour day, over which there was a' pro
longed strike last year. 1 The mill owners
have taken tne stand independently, of
the lumber dealers and the; contractors.
They claim that the unions: in the BuHd
ing Trades' Council have failed to adhere
to the terms of the agreement on which
the strike was settled, namely, ,'. that the
product of all mills not accepting the
eight-hour schedule should be tabooed.
In submitting their ultimatum to • the
Trades' Council the mill owners -have be
hind them the support of Carpenters'
Union No. ?6 of this city, which a week
ago withdrew from the ¦ council, announc
ing that it would stand by the mill own
ers. : **f^V ts *?S^' i 5P3S?*Sffi8ffi6WI^SfM*
The Alameda County Planing Mill Own
ers' Association has served 'notice on the
Building Trades' "Council that the nine
hour schedule will be resumed April run
less the. council shall take • immediate
steps to protect the mill owners against
mills that are now on the "unfair" list.
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,
1118 Broadway, March 19.
vvA.*. competitive ! Initiatory drill was held
in the evening, when General George A.
Custer Council No." 22 of Oakland," < Unity
Council' No.' 39 of- San Jose and Abraham
Lincoln. Council . No. 2 of * San . Francisco
contested for a silver loving cup. Unity
Council carried away, the trophy.
There were forty, delegates present, rep
resenting, the subordinate councils in San
'Francisco, Oakland,' Los, Angeles, San
Jose/- Alameda, Berkeley, Stockton and
Redlands. .* . . r
J. | L. Starr of Los Angeles; State Counselor;
Ely Wright of San Jose,. vice State Counselor;
Herman Paine of Oakland, State secretary; R.-
A. A.r Summer of I Sam' Francisco, | State | treaa-"
urer; Dr." George H. Derrick, Junior past Stat«
counselor. V.:. .-. nfflnn
The ninth annual State Council of the
Junior Order. United American Mechanics
was held . yesterday/ in. Woodmen's Hall.
The' afternoon session, was taken up with
the transaction of business, receiving re
ports of the officers and" electing new
State officers. No; opposition to the regu
lar ticket developed," and the following
named were unanimously chosen: \
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,
: .. 1118 Broadway, March' 19." .
Mill Owners Give Notice
to Building Trades
Stephen T. Gage, the well-known rail
road man and politician, celebrated the
fiftieth anniversary of his arrival in" Cali
fornia at his home, 1300 Harrison street,
Oakland, last Monday. A brother and
sister, who reside in Astabula, Ohio,
were present to enjoy the festivities. P.
Evarts of 1001 Pine street, who is the
only other survivor of the party with
which Mr. Gage came, waa also one of
the guests. The reading of selections
from the diary kept by Mr. Gage while
on the trip across the plains was much
enjoyed by those present.
Order Elect New
Delegates .of American
LONDON, March 20.— Cabling from Pe
king the correspondent of the Times says
that since the presentation of the Amer
ican note and the Anglo-Japanese pro
test Russia's negotiations with the Russo-
Chlnesc Bank have been suspended, but
negotiations for the evacuation- of Man
churia continue under modified Russian
demands, which point to an ultimate set
tlement. Theie include, continues the cor
respondent, the withdrawal of . Russia
from' between the great walls and the
Liao River within six months, 1 roitt the
province of Mukden within' a year,- and if
the state -of the country permits, from
Kirin and Heilung-Chiang within eight
een months after the signing of the con
STILL AFTER BTJSSIA.
Under the auspices of the Willing Work
ers of the Bush-street Synagogue a Juve
nile plain and fancy dress carnival and
vaudeville entertainment by child artists
will be held in Golden Gate Hall on Pu
rlin Sunday, March 23, from 1:30 to 5 p. m.
Will Give Vaudeville Show.
The members of the military order of
the -Loyal Legion of the United States
gave a farewell * banquet last evening to
General 8. M. B. Young at, tho Occidental
Hotel. The dining-room was beautifully
decorated lor the. occasion with American
flags. During the repast the Twelfth In
fantry band rendered a number of musi
cal selections. Among the Invited guests
were General Bhafter and Dr. Seward
Webb of New York. Previous to the ban
quet the members of the order nominated
the officers for the annual election, which
takes place next week.
Banquet to General" Young.
VIENNA, March 19.— The Neue Wiener
Abendblatt says in Its issue of to-day that
serious troubles are anticipated in Mace
donia and Albania, and there seems to bo
no doubt that the. agitation Is the work
of Boris Saraf off, the former president of
the Macedonian committee, who is using
Miss Stone's ransom in his efforts.
Sarafoff's hands, says the Abendblatt,
are carrying on murder and incendiarism
and are blackmailing the Bulgarian agri
cultural population of Macedonia.
RANSOM FOR MISS STONE
\ HELPS THE AGITATORS
¦was asphyxiated a few days ago, was,
filed for probate yesterday. She left an
estate \'alued at "more than $10,000" to
relatives. The will was executed in
August. 190L Morris F. Levy and Adolph
Maries are named as executors.
Mrs. Levy's Will Is Filed.
The will of the late Mrs. Eva Levy, who
At the quarterly meeting of the Young
Men's Hebrew Association, held last
Tuesday, the reports of the several or
ficers were read. From these It appears
that the organization, which was insti
tuted on November 9, 1901, now has a
membership of 250, and an indebtedness
of nearly $1000 incurred in fitting up a
gymnasium for the members has been re
duced to about 5400. The association has
for its officers: G. Goldberg, president:
H. M. LIchtenstein, vice president; H. B.
Harris, treasurer; S. Simons. Louis Bern
stein, B. Schapiro, M. Moses and J. P.
Nieto, directors. The ladles' auxiliary of
the association, organized January 1, 1901.
has a membership of 175 and is proving
a valuable adjunct to the parent organi
Young Men's Hebrew Association.
BAKER CITT. Or., March 19. — Articles or
Incorporation of the- Baker City and Snaka
River Railroad were filed with the County
Proctor's Exclusion Bill.
WASHINGTON, March 19.— Senator
Proctor to-day introduced a bill continu
ing In force the present law for the exclu
sion of the Chinese until the expiration
of the existing treaty with China or un
til a new treaty shall be negotiated.
The hearing of Judge Harris, Indicted
for assault with' a deadly weapon upon
George M. Gleason, came up this morn
ing. Judg6 Harrington made an order in
which ho declared himself to be disquali
fied to sit in the case.
A banquet was given last night to the
eight men first released, and many con
gratulatory speeches were made.
When Sheriff Street turned the keys in
the jail doors a large crowd waa present
and showed no hesitancy in displaying
its exultation. This ends the Lookout af
fair, and the people of Modoc are pleased
to witness the finale. All of the men have
left for their homes.
ALTURAS, March 19.— In the Superior
Cour^this mornig Judge Harrington made
an order - dismissing the Indictments
against the remaining eleven men charged
with the Lookout lynching. The reason
for the court's course was that no action
had been taken within sixty days after
the indictments were filed.
Closing Chapter in^Modoc County
. Lynching Affair Pleases the .
LAST OF THE ALTXTRAS
The purpose of the charter framers in pro
viding that consideration in the matter of pro
motions shall be given to seniority of service/
was, no doubt, to giv« to those men who pre
sumably had most experience an advantage.
o\ p er those less experienced. But thia expe
rience must be as a regular policeman to be
availing ; it mufft be such experience as a man
subjected to the discipline of the regular de
partment, and who had performed duties there
in, could only acquire.
City Attorney Lane filed an opinion with
the Civil Service Commission yesterday,
after considering the language of the
charter and the history of the park po
lice, that service in the park police should
not be given consideration in rating for
seniority of service for promotion In the
Police Department. The commission de
fired to know whether in awarding credit
for "seniority of service" In examinations
for promotion in the Police Department
consideration should be given to service
in the park police prior to January 8,
U<00, when, under the charter, the park
police became part of the regular Police
Department. The opinion contends:
PAHK POLICEMEN ARE
BARRED FROM PROMOTION
The District Council of Carpenters In
reply claims that two years ago the
Builders' Protective Association was op
posed to the demand of the carpenters for
an Increase in wages, and also opposed
a similar demand on the part of the mill
men when the eight-hour work day was
sought. It Is also claimed that the Build
ers* Protective Association was antagonis
tic to the position taken -by the Building
Trades Council during the labor troubles
of last summer.
Some days ago the Builders' Protective
Association took issue with the Building
Trades Council and the District Council
of Carpenters in reference to the contro
versy between the latter organizations
and Carpenters' Union No. 483. A series
of resolutions were adopted, giving the
views of the Builders' Protective Associ
Claims Builders' Protective Associa
tion Has Been Opposed to In- -
crease of Wages.
DISTBJCT COUNCrL OF -
CARPENTERS MAKES REPLY
TO BE ABOLISHED
"Nathan Hale," with Howard Kyle In
the name role, is doing good business at
the California Theater. Mr. Kyle is well
supported, the play, though light, pleasfes,
and Mr. Kyle Is a sincere and earnest ex-
This afternoon Blanche Walsh will give
a matinee performance of "Janice Mere
dith" at the Columbia Theater, in which
Mary Mannerlng won so much favor a
short while ago. Miss Walsh repeats the
performanco on Sunday night, and the
rest, of the time "La Madeleine" goes.
Next week come Edward Morgan and El
sie Leslie in "The Christian," In which
Mr. Morgan probably does his best work.
A GOOD many people, disappointed
in hearing "L'AmicCr Fritz" on
its one j and only performance
' here, under the now famous man
agement of the iceman im
presario, Del Carlo, can remedy the de
ficiency.' "L'Amico Fritz" will be pre
se'nted again in spite of the vanishing ice
mam The victims of Del Carlo's wonthy
but overweening ambition will give an
other performance of the opera to at
| tempt to recoup themselves for the finan
i clal loss consequent upon the mismanage
i ment of the frosty impresario. The
; performance will be given on Monday
evening next at Sherman .& Clay Hall,
this time under the management of the
Chevalier Pietro Buzzi, who also assumes
the leading role. There are good people
in the cast, the opera — a strong Mascagni
effort— has never before been given. here,
Ind the occasion is altogether one of
€nuch interest, quite outside of the nat
ural sympathy that must be felt for the
unfortunate participants, many of whom
have suffered severely through the failure
of the defaulting Iceman. Aug. H. Rodo
mann and V. Ursomando have the musi
cal-direction of the affair, and following,
Is the cast:
Euzel, prima donna soprano Maria Welch
Fritz Kobus. tenor .Cav. Pietro Buzzl
Beppe lo Zlngaro, prima donna mezzo
/ soprano .Josephine Nilo
.' David Rabin Signor Glulio Cortesl
Hanezo. friend of Fritz. . . Galllanl Napoleone
Federico, friend of Fritz Battlsta Barondl
Katerlna, Fritz's housekeeper. .Maria Gallianl
FOB NINTH TIME
Norris & Rowe's trained animal shews
at the^Mechanics'' Pavilion continue to de
light large audiences. , Besides the trained
ponies, dogs, goats and monkeys i that
have delighted the juvenile heart in years
past, there are the only performing Sibe
rian camels before the public, the funny
little educated elephants and a wonderful
school of seal and sea-lion actors.' After
the performance all little children are in
vited to ride upon the diminutive -ponies
and elephants. .
Fanny Rice, assisted by Alic© Beach
McComas, and CInquevalli, prince of jug
glers, share honors in the Orpheum's pro
gramme of the week. Kathleen Parlow,
the clever child violinist, is ano'ther fea
ture of strong interest. Next week comes
Papinta, In her wonderful picture dances.
"Th© Serenade" Is in for a' big run at
the Tivoll and large houses greet it night
ly. It is kept up-to-date in jest and song
and. is among the best that the Tivoll has
offered, and this, its fourth week, shows
no diminution of its popularity. : "Tho
Fortune Teller" is in active preparation.
By no means least in the Interest of the
week Is the pugilistic drama at the 'Cen
tral Theater, where Jimmy Britt is the
central sun of that thriller, "The Bowery
After Dark." He appears In every act,
and In the last has a three-round contest
with Charley Reno. ¦ •¦
"Little Christopher," a bright burlesque,
is Fischer's offering this "week. Pilar Mo
rin, Lillian. Coleman and Harry Hermsen
are a competent trio, who make the most
of the opportunities if affords, to the
manifest enjoyment of the audience. -
"On, and Off," a very clever farce of
Alexandre . Blsson, is the Alcazar bill of
the week. It Is well done and doing well
and should be seen. by any one desirous
of an evening's lively amusement.
"Brother John" will take the stage next
week. ¦ ' ¦ • ¦* ' . . '. ¦ '. . .
The Grand Opera-house i has an excel
lent drawing attraction in "Cleopatra,"
with Melbourne MacDowell and Florence
Stone in the leading parts. Mr. MacDowell
is one of the most * popular • of Grand
Opera-house stars and Is cleverly • sup
ported by Miss Stone; "La Tosca" will -be
exploited next week.
ponent of the role of the patriot hero.
"The Denver Express" comes on Sunday
TENOR WHO STEPS INTO PLACE
ABANDONED BY . DEL CARLO,
THE ICEMAN IMPRESARIO. ! "
It has lately become known that Gen
eral Kautz left carefully written memoirs
covering the period of his army life,
especially that time when he fought the
Indians of the Southwest "with General
Miles. Following his death it was sup
posed they would be published under the
direction of Mark Breit, publisher of the
Cincinnati Volksblatt, who is Mrs.
Kautz's brother. The memoirs are said
to contain criticisms of General Miles'
Indian fighting methods, and for this rea
son they will not be published for the
present. < . -
"TACOMA, March 19.— Mrs. Kautzi
widow of the. late General Augustus
V. Kautz, U. S. A., has returned from
Arizona, where she has just sold the
Gopher gold and silver^mine, one of the
richest in that Territory, to the McCook
Extension Mining Company of Prescott.
This mine was acquired twenty-nine years
ago by General Kautz, when he com
manded the Department of Arizona and
New Mexico. For. two years Mrs. Kautz
has personally superintended the develop
ment of th© mine. . . • ~
Eecause 2 of This Their Publication
Has Been Withheld by the
GENEBAL KATJTZ'S MEMOIBS
CRITICIZE GENERAL MILES
- Although the three sisters were married
within a few moments of one another,
only two were married at exactly tho
same time. This was because Miss Anna
and Mr. Roach were married according to
the ceremony sanctioned by the Catholic
church. Rev. J. Schneider of the German
Methodist Church united the other
"I only hope," said the mother, as she
bade good-by to her three daughters,
"that I do not lose my other daughters all
at once.'" WStSSSO^MS
The wedding, which occurred at noon
to-day, was a happy family affair, in spits
of the tears which the mother could not
LOS ANGELES, March 19.— Twice . did
Mrs. J. Riedrich at tho last moment post
pone the marriage ceremony which woull
take from her her three daughters. The
date for the triple ceremony was net last
spring for June, but the mother begged
that the event be postponed and her
daughters yielded. The three young men
interested and the three young maldena
then decided upon January, and prepara
tions began, but a short time before thu
date set Mrs. Riedrich decided that sho
could, not give up her daughters, and
there was another postponement.
The young people then after much dis
cussion—for there were the wishes of six
to be consulted— agreed upon to-day. Tho
following license* wers- issued yesterday:
Albert H. Crooks. 22. and Lizzie T. Ried
rich, 20; Harry P. Augustin, 26 and Laura
Riedrich. 18: Joseph E.' Roach, 22, and An
nie G. Riedrich, 22.
Daughters of Mrs. J. Biedrich of Los
Angeles Principals in a Triple
THREE SISTEBS BECOME
><f BBTDES ON SAME DAY
The affair was under the direction of
Mrs. Bessie D. Munroe, N. G.; Mrs. Lottie
R. Carson, V. G.; Mrs. E. M. Coffln. Mrs.
Julia. Drees, Mrs. H. W. Osthoff, H. \V.
Osthoff, E.N. Cameron. Fred Parker, F.
D. Macbeth, E. M. Coffln, A. Minaker and
Baby Kiefe, marvelous juvenile "whlsHer;
Mrs. H. W. Osthoff, "Ain't Dat a Shame";
W. H. Brown, "Asleep In the Deep" ; Ed Cam
eron, "Old Uncle Rufe"; Reyna Belasco, ¦ buck
and wing dancing; Manhattan Quartet, selec
tions; Fern and Brodie, ragtime specialties;
Miss Vlra Field. "I Hates to G«t Up Early in
the Morn"; C. L. Glrard. "Little Boy In
Blue"; Norris Parent, specialties.'
The old-time minstrel show given in Odd
Fellows' Hall last night by members' of
Rebekah Templar Ledge was well attend
ed and for an am'ateur performance was
far above the average. There were sev
eral specialties that were so well rendered
that those who gave them were forced to
reappear several times. The chorus was
composed of twenty young ladies, dressed
In white. Among the most clever of the
performers was Mrs. W. H. Osthoff, who
in the first part handled ths bones and
later took a part in a farce entitled "Thir
ty Minutes for Refreshments." The others
who were in the cast were John Baker,
Miss Bertha' Baker, Fred Parker, Mrs.
Winnie Dowle, H. W. Osthoff and Ed
ward Cameron. The following was the
other portion of the programme:
Presented by Clever Amateurs
in Odd Fellows' Hall.
An Unusually Good Entertainment
IN MINSTEEL SHOW
•:GeorKe C.- Patterson (owner) /.with J. V.
Campbell', (contractor), architect none — All
work except mantels, . gas fixtures and shades
for a .three-story frame building ; on - W line of
Shotwell street. 1C0 N ' of Eighteenth, N 25
by W 122:6; $4700. -. •¦:-•:¦
Lizzie ' Fox -. (owner) with ' S. M. : Clemens
(contractor)," architect Thomas" Dean- Newaom
—All . work for ¦ a' two-story • brick . bu i Ming ' (2
¦flats? '' en -B- line : of Powell street, 32 N of
Washington.. N 25:6, E 49:2, N 2:6, E 2:10,
S'28.- W 02; $4054.: . ......'
Mrs. F. Q; Thomas, 1 signed Frank Q. Thomas
(owner) . with G. G. Glllespie (contractor), ar
chitect. F. Q. .Thomas — All work for frame
cottage with rough basement and finished attic
on, N line . of ¦ Nineteenth street, 258 . from' E
line of Noe, E 22 by 114; $2000.
The Enterprise Brewing Company (owners)
with Mager Brothers (contractors), architects
H. Geilfuss & i Son— Carpenter work, roofing,
glazing and hardware for a two-story . frame
building:, concrete foundation, .' on NE corner of-
Folsom and Seventeenth streets, distant 170
N along E\ line of Folsom, N 125 by E 120;
$1800. • \ ¦ . ¦• ¦
Louis Schultz (owner) with The Fink &
Schindler Co. (contractors), architects' H.
Gelltuss & Son — Hardwood finish, carpenter
work, .inlaid floors, mantels and varnishing for
remodeling of a two-story. . and attic frame
buildlnjt af242C Filbert street ,(N- line- of Fil
bert street. ' between Pierce and Scott); $2604. .
Same owners with same contractors. '. archi
tect same-^-Palntlng, Interior wood finishing
and tinting lor/ a .four-story and basement
frame building on NE.' corner Of Bush and
Powell streets, N C8:6 by E 07:0; $2300. .
Watson & Watson, Inc. (owners) with Cook
& Young (contractors), architect Albert Sut
ton — All ; alterations and addition. 1 ! - except
painting, plumbing, sewering, gas fitting and
gas fixtures for; a three-story and ' basement
frame buildlnR on N line of. Bush street, <J7:6
E of Powell. E 70 by N 137:0; $37,700.
Margaret Healey (widow) • to Rudolph Hu
her.-lot on SW line of California avenue, 145
SE «of Preclta, SE 32:6, SW 132. NW 27:0,
NE 50, NW 2:6.' Preclta Valley lot 101; $10. I j
¦James Moore to Harriet H. Moise. (wife of
lL. H.), lot 18,t block W, Park Lane Tract No.
b; $10. ' ¦ •
Adelaide Scranton (Stark) and S. Bell Scran
ton to 'Washington Meeks. • ldt on W line of
Oxford street. 200 8 of Olmstead, W 120 by
S 100, lot 3. block 108, University Mound; also
lot on - W line of Amherst street, 100 N of
Mansell, W l?0 by N 100, lot 3. block 111.
same; -also lot on W line of Bowdoitv street,
100 S of Olmstead. W120 by S 100, lot 2,
• block 116, aama; $10. • : /
WEDNESDAY, March. 10.
' Savings and Loan Society to Adolph G. and
Katy E. Trefz, lot on SW corner or Paclno
and Larkin streets, S 27:8% by W 112; *4SSO.
. American Bank "and Trust Company to
Western 'Paclflo Land Company (corporation),
lot on 9 line of Vallejo street, 16* E of Polk,
W 08, 8 87:6. E 38:10%. NE 89:d%; 110.
S.' and H. Lachman- Estate, (corporation) to
Andrew Hunker, lot on S-E. corner of- Pacific
and Van. Nesa avenues, S 27 :8 by E 100 (qult
° "George 6 and Mary A. Eggleton to Henry E.
Bothln, lof on N line of Chestnut street, 45
W of Van Ness avenue,! W «:« by N 192:0;
Solomon and Elizabeth Michael to Charles
E. Parks, lot on W line of Franklin street,
67:0 S of O-Farrell. S 27:6 by W 87:6; »10.
•Florence M. ..Keaneto Mary J. Keane, lot
on NE corner of Page and Buchanan streets,
E 65 by N 120; gift. . , '¦,¦.'¦'
City and County of San Francisco to Hulda
Silver, lot on S line .of 'Fell street, 107:6 E
of Buchanan, E 27:6 by S 120; $ . • -
Same to Anna Kelly, lot on NE corner of
Ellis and Scott streets. E 03 by N 137:95 * -.
Grace E. Janes to William W. and Georgie i
R. Haslehurst. lot on N line of Haight street, '
102:6 W of Broderlck, W 27:6 by N 137:6; $10.
• Thomas J. and Louise M. Sullivan to Charles
E.' Morey, lot on W line of Broderick. street,
27:6 S of Eddy, S 27:6 by W 10O; $10.
[ I Hcrmlnla or Minnie Van Buren (Wheeler),
«wlfe of Joseph S., to S. '-W. Nlcoll, lot on N
line of Waller street, 112:6 W of Central ave
nue, N 137:6 by W 25; gift. .
S W. Nlcoll to Joseph S. Van Buren, lot
on N line of Waller street, 112:6 W of Cen
tral avenue, N 137:6 by W 25; gift.
• Catherine M. Atkinson (single) to Esther J.
White (single), lot on NE corner of Washing
ton and Locust streets. E 60 by N 127:814:
|10. ¦ • '.¦¦¦¦•
Edward K. Chapman to James Yl. Mullen,
lot on NE corner of Sacramento and Cherry j
streets, E 37:6 by N 100; $10. • •
John J. McCormack to Sophia A. McCor
rnack, lot on W line of Shotwell street. 97 S
of Twentieth, S 30 by W 122:6; gift.
Hibernia Savings and Loan Society to Alex
ander F. E. Emmrich, lot on S line of Liberty
street, 60 W of Noe, W 25 by S 100; $650. •
Jonathan • and . Anna M. . Anderson to ' same,
same; $10. ..
Charles P. Ware to Charles C. Hamon, lot
on E line of Mission street, 75:8 S of Twenty
sixth, S 25 by E 78; *10.-
Mark and Agnes M. Sheldon to George and
Minnie Meier, lot on S line of Day street, 280
W of Sanchez, ; W 25 by S 114; $10.
. A. H. Llssak Jr. 'to Jurgen F. Raabe, lot
cm E line* of Collingwood (Sherman) street, 25
N ' of Nineteenth, N 25 . by E 125 (quitclaim
deed): .$5. . v. ¦ .
Same to John Bahrs. lot ' on E line ot Col-:
lingwood (Sherman) street, BO N of Nineteenth,
N 25 by E 125 (quitclaim deed); $5.
John Bahrs to Jurgen F. Raabe, same (quit
claim deed); $5.
Mattie P. Houston to Harriet H. Molse,
lot on S line of Seventeenth street, 37:6 W of
Diamond, W 25'by S.75; $10. -.
Estate of Phillip J. and John Martin, minors
(by Annie Martin, guardian) to J. B. Adams,
undivided 1-54 of lot on SE corner of Kearny
and Bush streets, S 23:0 by E 68:9; $925.' .
Francis M. Hughes to Emily B. and. Francis
T. Hughes, lot on N line of Bush street, 68:9
from Mason, 22:11 by 100, No. 806 Bush (N
line of Bush street, 68:9 W of Mason, W 22:11
by N 100); Brant. •
Mary Savory to' ¦Amelia J. and John R.
Savory lot on- S line of Vallejo street, 76:9
E-of Hyde, E 16:9 by S 4S; gift.
Mary. Amelia J. and John K. Savory to
Henry L. Chapln, same (warranty deed); $10.
Alice H., Emma W. and Alexander H.
Rutherford to John O. Tltlow, lot on S line
of Bush street, 77:6 W of Leavenworth, i W
30 by S 137:6; $11,000.
Janet T. Malczecosky to BS-cque- Glrona, lot
on S line of Pac'flc street, 163:2',4 W of Hyde,
W 20 by S 73; *10.
Mary Kenealy to Elizabeth Hill (widow),
lot on S line of K street, 32:6 E of Twelfth
avenue, E 25 by S 100; $10. •.
American Bank and Trust Company to West
ern Pacific Land Company '(corporation), lot
on NE corner of ¦ Pope and Brunswick streets,
N 25 by E 120, lot 18. block 5. Syndicate First
Addition to San Francisco; $10. / ¦¦ ¦
Same to same,\lots 12 to 35. block 331. Case
Tract; also lota 12 to 14, block 331, O'N. and
H. Tract; $10.
A. S. and Emma C. Baldwin to Michael J.
Allen, lot 2, block 4, subdivision 1, Castro
street Addition; $10.
PEAL ESIATE TRANSACTIONS.
But before any of the litigation had
reached the trial stage Mrs. Cogswell
flied. Her estate and the numerous relaj.
tlves whom she remembered were In
volved in the original contests, because
there was still to come to' her a consid
erable portion of her husband's fortune.
It was in part to prevent interminable
tangles In the two estates that the move
¦was inaugurated toward an amicable set
tlement out of court of the contestants*
"With the conditions as they are torday
1 can only say that matters are quite sat
isfactory," said Attorney George W.
Reed. "I am not at liberty to give any
of the details at present. Those are mat
ters which do not concern any one but
the interested parties. In fact. I would
refuse to say anything at all were I not
aware that it is known by outsiders that
the settlement of the contests is in hand."'
On top of fhese contests came a number
of Euits against the estate. Among these
was cne filed by John Samml, who de
manded $4000 as salary for. services as pri
vate secretary to the doctor.
Shortly before Mrs. Cogswell's | death
one-half of her husband's estate was dis
tributed to her. To that she had' legal
right as wife, no matter what the out
come of the contests.'. That left about
$250,000 of the' husband's estate to be the
object of attack.
Peace Overtures Are Being Made
Following them came Mrs. Emily May
Eatnmi, another niece, who attacked the
codicil, by which a bequest of $15,000
worth of Oceanic Steamship Company's
stock made to her was revoked. Then the
Rev. E. O. Jamison of Boston, Mass., who
was a devisee for $2000 in the will, insti
tuted a contest because the request had
been revoked by the codidL .
The first to attack the will were Mrs.
Marion Stevens of San Francisco and her
brother. Don Alvera Skellinger. an Inmate
of the Soldiers' Home at Yountville. They
were niece and nephew of the old doctor
but were not mentioned in the will., These
contestants charged undue influence and
the mental incapacity of their uncle in
Dr. Cogswell made' a flat bequest of
J100.000 to his wife and all of the re
mainder of. his fortune, after $29,000 in
specific bequests had been paid to various
nieces, nephews and other relatives.
But he brought a number of contests
down upon the will because he omitted to
remember some relatives*, and in a codicil
revoked several bequests that were made
in the will when originally executed.
More than usual interest attaches to the
prospect of settlement of the contests be
cause of the-tnany extraordinary circum-
Etances which have surrounded the lives
of the celebrated couple, as well as the
developments since their deaths, the
widow surviving her spouse only, a short
Several Relatives File Contests.
The executor of the will, William G.
Henshaw. president of the Union Savings
Bank of Oakland, and his attorney.
George W. Reed, refuse to furnish the de
tails of the negotiations for settlement.
They are satisfied -with the progress- of
affairs, however, and are hopeful that the
mass of litigation in which the estates of
the deceased dentist and his wife are in
volved will speedily be disposed of by dis
missals in court.
Four contests of~ the - will of the late
Henry D. Cogswell of San Francisco, iwiw
left an estate valued at $500,000, are in
process of settlement. A number of the
suits against the golden hoard left by the
eged dentist are also likely to be settled.
Negotiations which have been in progress
for some time looking toward the adjust
ment of the various contests and other
litigation have reached a stage that is sat
isfactory. The early dismissal of the sev
eral contests is expected by the attorneys
both for the estate and the contestants.
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,
111S Broadway, March 13.
,, LOS ANGELES, March 19.— As her own
• attorney i Emma S. Richards is to appear
in ; a^breach of 'promise suit in the Sup£
•riof: Court, : the details S of ' which, she al
leges, "will jnake good .people" shudder."
;••> Miss Richards began suit to-day against
J.-J.SWMlngham i and Mrs. M. ( Tighe for
$20,000. : She alleges that- in April, 1900, she
was engaged to marry - Willingham, the
wedding being set for the -following Sep
tember, and tnat, relying on the contract,
she went to San Francisco and furnished
a house for housekeeping at an expense
of $500. Then Willingham failed to ap
pear on , the wedding day, and for this,
the complaint recites, Mrs. Tighe was re
sponsible.; Miss Richards says sjhe was in
business as l a dressmaker when he be
came engaged to Willingham, and that
her profits were $8 to $10 a day; there
fore', she estimates her pecuniary loss: at
$5000 and. the remainder of the $2C,000 she
wants because, being "very much In love
and infatuated with said defendant," her
feelings have been injured, : her health
greatly impaired and she is now almost a
nervous wreck. ¦ '¦¦'.¦'¦
Special Dispatch to The CalL ' x
The indications here to-night point
strongly to a strike declaration, as the
operators' letters • seem to have caused
much bitter feeling among the men.
PHILADELPHIA, March 19.— It was
learned to-night from a - trustworthy
source that in refusing to enter a Joint
conference with representatives of the
United Mine Workers, the officials of the
great coal-carrying railroads and coal
companies were careful • to word their
declination in such a way that it waa not
a direct refusal to meet the miners' rep
resentatives because they were such. '
The companies generally answered the
request of the miners by letter, saying it
was impracticable to arrange a wage scale
that would be uniform because of the dif
ferent conditions of mining in the different
fields, and on the ground that nothing
could come of a conference they declined
to .meet the miners as proposed. •
"it is needless to say the delegates ex
pressed keen disappointment, and the op
position to continuing work under the
present low wages and unfair conditions
was unanimous and" emphatic." '
President Mitchell addressed the con
vention, and he states that he. advised
caution and prudence in arriving at any
decision as to further action.
"What the final outcome will be is at
this time purely problematical." was the
concluding sentence of the press commit
"The letters, while couched in different
language, are all of the same purport— a
positive refusal to confer with the repre
sentatives of their employes upon the
wages to be paid and the conditions of
employment which should obtain.
"The committee selected by the" Hazle
ton convention last August to go to New
York and see the highest authorities of
the coal companies and arrange for a joint
conference reported the refusal of E. B.
Thomas, chairman of the directors of the
Erie Kailway. . to receive the committee.
The same committee selected by the In
dianapolis convention to invite the oper
ators to cdnfer on 'the question of a wage
scale for the year beginning April 1, 1WJ,
reported the result of interviews with the
railroad president and presented letters
from railroad companies in reply to the
SHAMOKIN, Pa., March 19.— During the
executive session . the American Mine
Workers'; convention, appointed the com
mittee on scale and on resolutions, and
heard the report of the special committee
appointed to seek a* conference with the
operators. After , the adjournment this
afternoon President Mitchell, speaking for
the press. committee, made this statement:
A rumor was current to-day that a
number of cases of cartridges were on
the pier at the time of the nre and that
they were destined for the uae of the
Boers in South Africa. According to the
report the cartridges were to have been
shipped to Antwerp and from there to
their destination. A member of the Ho
boken Fire Department said to-day that
he saw the boxes of cartridges on the
pier and that he heard a number of ex
plcslons. Several officials of the *Pkoi-nix
line to-day denied having any knowledge
of cartridges or any explosives belns on
the dock. The British Consul General
said to-day that he had no information
that any such munitions for the Boers
were on the ship.
Besides Hussey four longshoremen were
taken to St. Mary's Hospital and are now
under treatment there.- All were more
or less burned. Some of the longshore
men, who saved themselves by -rimming
ashore say- they saw twenty or thirty
men leap into the river. Although some
of those who jumped into the water were'
picked up by tugs, it is feared that a
lrumber sank before they could be
reached by the rescuers.
Many of the longshoremen are single
men and have no relatives who could re
port them if missing. . Tho police Bay that
no one except Engineer Scott had teen
reported to them as missing. The Brit
ish Queen has been beached off Commu
nlpaw. In the Upper Bay. Those seriously
hurt in the fire are John Jensen, who
jumped from the burning pier and struck
his head against a beam, and Peter Car
ioll, who was badly burned.
It was learned to-day that Fireman
Thomas Cobney of the flreboat David A.
Boody fell off the boat last night and was
drowned. Patrick Hussey, a longshore
man, who was burned while trying tc es
cape from the pier, died to-day from, the
eftects of his injuries. • .::
Chief Engineer Scott of the steamer
British Queen, who was supposed to liave
Derished in the lire, walked into a Ho
jboken hotel to-day. He was badly
burned about the face ana said he had
had a dreadful experience. Dr. Heifer,
the Health Officer of Hoboken, says that
.•ill the men of the British Queen have
been accounted for.
NEW YORK, March 19.— No estimate
could be made to-day of the loss of life
In the fire that started last night on the
Phoenix line pier in Hoboken, and It was
thought tne number of dead never would
be known. ">V ; '¦«'¦.'.¦
Ihe story published in an afternoon
paper regarding an assault on Ho Yow,
the Chinese' Consul General, at the Jack
son-street theater Tuesday . night is en
tirely without foundation. The Consul
was not present at the theater either Sat
urday night or Tuesday night, when the
disturbances were alleged to have taken
place, and is not In the slightest danger
irom attacks or insult from highbinders
at any time. ¦ ¦
Notwithstanding the assurances given
by the representatives of the Six Compa
nies to the police that the threatened
highbinder outbreak in Chinatown had
been declared off, the indications are that
trouble is likely to break out at any time.
Two Chinamen were found in a doorway
on Dupont street, between Clay and
Washington, at • an early hour yes
terday morning by Policeman Steve Bun
ner. On the policeman's approach the
skulkers took to their heeis, ¦ but were
overhauled, and when searched a larga
Colt's revolver was found on one of them.
He gave the name of Get Too at the City
Prison, where he was charged with car
rying concealed weapons..
At the time of the arrest a large num
ber of the \\ ong family was gathered at
a banquet in a Chinese restaurant only a
few doors from where the highbinders
were hiding. A street lamp had been ex
tinguished eo that its ligh; might not bt
tray the assassins' presence, it was evi
denUy the intention to attack some mem
ber of the Wong family as the banqueters
emerged from the restaurant, .and only
the timely arrival and keen eyes of Po
liceman Bunner prevented a tragedy. As
soon as the highbinders were discovered
word was. taken to the restaurant for
those inside not to venture out, and the
feast. was concluded only when daylight
President Mitchell Advises
Convention to Act ;
Cartridges for the Boers Said
to Have Been De- --\
Banqueters Menaced by Paid
Killers, Whose Arrest
Will Conduct Her Own Case
Against J. J. Willingham ;
;/ and Mrs. Tighe.
Disappointed Relatives and
Attorneys Are Consider
Two. Skulkers- Captured
• While Watching for
Action of Pennsylvania
Operators May Cause!
Emma S. Richards Files
Suit for Breach ;of \
Hoboken Officials Can
not Number Vic
tims of Fire.
Adjustment of Litiga
tion Over Cogswell
Estate Expected. ¦
LOCAL ITALIAN SINGERS
TO GIVE "L'AMICO FRITZ"
Company of \ San Francisco •Vocalists 1 Organized I y Vanish
ing. Iceman Will Sing the 'Msscagni Opera Again on Its
Own Responsibility — Plays Now On at the Theaters
CLINK OF COIN
IN LOVE DRAMA
OUT FOR WAR
MAY BE DROPPED
THE SAN KR^NXJISCO ; CALL, THURSDAY^ c'M All GH 20; }W02.
NEW THEORY ON
Cause of llay Pever.
Hay fever is not eo much a result of
climatic conditions as it Is a showing: of
the "weak spot" In the general condition
of- the body. If a hay fever sufferer can
be fed up to a prime condition of health
by the use of well selected rood the
chances are the hay fever will not pre-
As an illustration, a lady in Cave
Springs, Ga., explains how the change of
food affected her." "This past Bummer I
found myself in a very low. state of
health and much emaciated. I got down
to 95 pounds and was worried, especially
as I had to look forward to my annual
tussle with hay fever in September and
felt it would push me even further down.
One day a friend told me she had been
using Grape-Nuts Breakfast Food and'
that she lelt like a new person with
greatly Increased strength and vigor.' I
grasped at the straw and began the use
of Grape-Nuts. The effect was really
magical. Fa a week I felt toned up and
In a month began in earnest to gain flesh
and strength. By September my weight
had increased to 110 pounds a«d much to
ray amazement I discovered that when
the hay fever sufferers began to complain
I had not one symptom and escaped it al-
together. Inasmuch as I had suffered for
years from this miserable disease' and
had made no change except in my food,'
I naturally concluded that my improved
conditio'n was caused by the daily use of
Grape-Nuts and by observing the usual
tews of health." Name can be given by
Postum Co.. Battle Creek, Mich.
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Pinkham's Tegetable Com-
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Secretary of SchermerhoTO Golf Club. :
Brooklyn, New York.
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Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
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It would seem 'by 'this state*
ment that women would save
time and much sickness if thdy
would get \Lydia E. Flnkham'a
Vegetable Compound at. once,
and also write to Mrs. Pinkhain
at Lynn; Mass., for special ad-
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