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THREE MEN,- ACCUSED OF
LOOTING SAFE ' OF' A GRO CERY STORE.' J. Burlinghame, who, lives at the" Gar field"House, 3400. Fillmore street,' reported to \ Policeman M. J. Greggains , Monday afternoon. that : he had been robbed of -$10 and a ticket by boat to L03 Angeles while asleep on 'the sand at the ocean beach. He suspected a man who met him at the ticket office, who said he was also going to Los Angeleg, and went with him to the beach, but" had ."disappeared when he awoke.- '11^ gave a description of the stranger ¦ arTd Captain Martin instructed hi.s men to look out for him, as he is sup posed to be a bunko steerer. . . Robbed While Asleep. ' This morning the're twill be artillery practice from Fort Baker, and:' practice will follow, later from" Fort; Miley. As on previous days of the firing, there was a great attendance of officers, among them being Colonel Crowder, formerly on General MacArthur'a staff In Manila, who took especial interest in the proceedings: Major Birkhimer, inspector general of ar tillery of the .Department of California;' Colonel Rawles. Colonel Coolidge, Captain E. A. Millar, Major Hobbs and Lieuten ants H. L. Landers, G. S. Garbcr, F L. Hines and Victor C.Lewis. In tiring with mortars. an angle of ele vation is given the piece of from .45 to 60 degrees approximately, causing the pro jectiles to carry some miles. Into the^air/ The flight of the projectiles, weighing 800 pounds each, is clearly discemable from the time it leaves the mortar uhtil'strlk inif in the bay. three or four miles out.' ' The consensus of opinion was that the nring of mortar battery No. 1 would have proved, most effective in case of, actual battle, several of, the projectiles . landing sufficiently near to the target to have pierced some vital portion of a battleship had there been one in the position repre sented by the small target. The firing from the first day of the practice has been attended, with more or less inconvenience because of the inter ference by shipping, and the tide has by no means favored the position of the tar get at any time. Mortar battery Xo. 1,- commanded by Captain F. E. Johnston, Seventieth Coast Artillery, opened fire at 11:30 o'clock, and within a short time four \ shots went screeching upward for. several miles. « . .... The heavy . artillery shooting from the fortification at the Presidio ended yester day. The practice demonstrated the effi ciency of officers and men and the value of the great rifles and mortars mounted for the protection of San Francisco. Early in the morning Lieutenant John Law Hughes embarked on the tug Sybil and steamed, with target trailing astern, to a point opposite Point Bonita, and soon the signals directed by Lieutenant Hughes announced to the gunners that all was clear for action. At the fort everything was In readiness, and under command of Captain Hlnckley the Twenty-ninth Coast Artillery delivered .a -shot .from mortar battery No. 2. In quick "succes sion came another roaring report and fearful whizz up through the'.air from .the same battery, thus completing; the. firing practice under Captain Hinck!ey;'.he hav ing had three shots at j the-' target the previous afternoon. ¦.:..,•¦' \ The firing of the Twenty-ninth prbved to be In every sense satisfactory and.di rect to target. . : ' Fire Projectiles Miles Up in Air to Fall Near The police ¦. also arrested • John Grabsr and L. G. Weatherly,:. clerks in the store, who slept in the basement. - as Graber knew the : combination,- but after making n full investigation they were released from custody. - • - ' ,» V of clothes.'one for himself. and the other for a friena,* with; his share and lost the remainder, at'' the. -¦ races.. The police be lieve that McCusker .'and'Smith' stole both seeks and are. making, every effort to find the one ,¦ containing s $318 GO. ~ \ *• GUNNERS PROVE TRUE MARKSMEN The police were notified Monday morn ing by the firm that the Safe had been opened and two sacks, one containing $318 50 and the other 5262. taken. The job fcad been Jone by some one who' knew the combination, it was stated, and Detectives Taylor streets were arrested by Detectives Ryan and Taylor and Police man Fogarty yesterday and charged with robbery. They are Henry Luhring, Claud McCusker and Frank Smith. Luhr- Ing was a clerk in Ihe grocery for about a month, McCusker is a discharged clerk and Smith is a friend of McCusker. THREE young men who. It is al leged, entered into a conspiracy . to rob the safe in the grocery of Becker & Mesenburg, Sutter and Lane says that the contracts should be regarded as valid, because if such course is not taken.' the board*, will 'constitute itself a court" of review to pass upon the validity of the manifold provisions of all contracts from which contractors' may desire to be j released, whereas this bur den should be on the contractor, -who be fore he makes his bid should satisfy him self that it is safe to take the contract. City Attorney Lane advised the Board of Public Works yesterday -that it has no power to release ;.. W.'.:C. "'Jtaisch and the City Street Improvement Company from certain contract's "made by them with the city for the construction of sew ers in the public streets. The contractors drsircd to be released on 'the ground of alleged irregularities which, "they claim would prevent the collection of. any as sessment which might be -levied in pay ment of such work. ' -• • • ; . City Attorney Lane Advises, Board of Works to Stand by Valid ' Contracts.. ... / HAS NOT POWER TO . BELEASE CONTRACTORS I LUHMG BREAKS DOWN". I The officers put Luhring under a search ! Ing examination and he finally made a confession. lie said that McCusker call ed at the store. one day last week and in troduced himself to Luhring, told him that he knew the combination of the safe and asked for the loan of the key to the side door so that he could get a dupli cate made. Luhring refused to give him the key, but showed it to McCusker, who Ryan and Taylor, who were detailed on the case, concluded that one of the clerks was responsible for the robbery. They learned that Luhring, who had the key to the side door and •was required to be ihe first at the grocery in the morning, had notified Mesenburg that he had found the door open when he reached the store. . .' • Hob. Kin. manager of the Chinese thea ter, was the first witness examined. He testiped that he received the child from s woman named Joule, •who resided at 43 Mott Ftrert. Xew York City, four year* ajro, and that he brought the little one to this coast a little more than a year ago. • "Josie." said the witness, through an interperter. "was a woman supposed to b« a full white, married to a Chinaman. &he was in reality the offspring of a mhite ¦woman married to a. Celestial, which accounts for the remaxkable clear ness of the skin of Ah LSn and the ab pence of pronounced Oriental features." Kin claimed that he. knew who the father ft L»in waj? and that he was a Chinaman. F> said that when he first got the child *he was very delicate and that he ex pended ?1000 on "her for medical services. The testimony of Xgan You. the act ress from whose custody the child was taken, provided a sensation, in that it was in part a flat denial of the 5tory told by Kane to the representatives of the rress after he had taken the child from th^ theater. • T*he woman announced through an interperter that she did not know a word of English and that there fore the reported interview Kane said h» had with her wbjs a fabrication. She said that Kane j approached her last Thursday night, as she wasabout to go on the stage, and 'showed her a paper. She left him, she said, and went before the curtain, to return 'and find that Kan'e had taken the child. She said she knew that the mother of the child. was a wo man named "Josie," "who was supposed 10 be a white ¦woman, and that her father was a Chinaman. She did not know, she *aid. whether "Josie" was partly or all white. The case was put over until 4 o'clock 10-day on the request of Attorney T. J. <"row!ey. who represents Kane. Cr6wley announced that he would produce ex pert testimony at that time to show that the child is a full-blooded Cauca sian. The mystery surrounding the antece dents of pretty Ah On. or Nellie Brown. the child who was taken from a Chinese actress named Ngan You at the Chinese theater at S14 Washington 6treet by Frank Kane, secretary of the Pacific Hu mane Society, was partly cleared up in Department 9 of the Superior Court yes iftrday. _where the application of Kane for letters of guardianship over the child Is being heard. The case has attracted con siderable attention, and In conseauence th<»re were but few vacant seats In the ocurt when it -was called. Most of the ppeciators were white people, but a num ber cf Chinese men and women, were in attendance and they paid the closest at tention to the testimony sriven. The w!t r.esse* heard yesterday were all Chinese and, if their testimony is to be be lieved; the child is ' at least three quarters Chinese and came Into the cus tody of- the actress in a legal way. Father, They Swear, Is Full- Blood OJiinaman of New York City. . Leaves Note Asking Friend to Break News to His Family. ; made an impression from it on paper. Sunday night Luhring says he had been drinking. and met McCusker and Smith on Kddy street. McCusker again asked, for the key and finally Luhring parted with it. Luhring pretended that he was not aware of the fact that McCusker and Smith intended to rob the safe, but the police say that he was in the conspiracy and was to get a share of the stolen •••oney and was arrested before receiving It. f BURGLABS CONFESS. McCusker and Smith, after being con fronted with Luhrlng's confession, ad mitted that they had robbed the safe, so say the police, but claimed they only took the sack containing $262. of which Smith got X103. McCusker retaining $159, part of which was to be given to Luhring. Mc- Cusker hlrl the $159 in a flower pot In the residence of the wife of a man awaiting trial for counterfeiting on Minna street, between Fifth and Sixth, where the , of ficers found it. Smith bought two suit? Jacob Livingston, assistant storekeeper at the Haslett manufacturers' bonded warehouse, committed suicide at ,9:10 o'clock yesterday morning. In his office at 1425 Sansome street by firing three shots from a 38-caliber revolver Into his head. Friends and relatives of the deceased are unable to name a cause for the deed. Mr. Livingston appeared at his office yesterday morning at his accustomed hour, 8. o'clock. At the door of the office he was met by Warren Baker, who Is em ployed as foreman of the warehouse, and who lives at 9S8 Oak street. Baker un locked the office door and together they entered. Baker said "Good morning" to Livingston, - but received no answer and after remaining :in the office a. few min utes repaired upstairs to his office just above the office occupied by Livingston. A few minutes later, while standing at the front window, Baker saw one of the drivers for the' warehouse stop his wagon and enter the office occupied by Living ston. QUICKLY DRIVES AWAY. Baker sajys he saw the driver board his wagon immediately after and drive away. Baker was|,unable to tell the driver's name, as hSis employed at another ware house, i About twenty minutes after the driver left Baker heard three shots fired In rap id succession. Baker rushed down the stairs and into the front office. Upon -the lounge in one corner of the room lay Liv ingston, with a 38-caliber revolver clasped tightly In his right hand. <He was gasp ing for breath. Baker took the revolver from -his grasp and by this time a num ber of the employes appeared ' upon the scene. C. F. Cormack of 206. California *treet immediately telephoned for the am bulance, but upon its arrival it was found that Livingston was dead. •" The Morgue authorities were then notified and the body was removed. .: The fact that Livingston had contem plated suicide for some time Is establish ed by remarks he had made to friends. Several days ago, while In his office, he made the remark before some of the em ployes to the effect- that his insurance papers were all right in case anything ever happened to him. THREATENS SUICIDE. .Testerday morning early Mr. Livingston and a friend had a drink together. Llv inggton proposed that they have another, but his friend refused, whereupon Liv ingston remarked, "You had better take one more with me, as It will be the last drink I shall ever take." Mr. Cormack stated yesterday that he notfeed that Livingston had been more quiet and reserved during the last two or three days than usual, but he never sus pected that anything was wrong. On the desk In his office was found a note signed by Livingston and addressed to Warren Baker as follows: "The keys are on- the desk. Tell Joe Stapleton to take charge of the ware house. Good bye. ¦ JAKE, j "Break the sad news to my poor wife and family." Mr. Livingston has held his position for eight years and at one time he was as sistant storekeeper at the custom house. His accounts were always correct and are at present. Livingston resided with his family at 736 Oak street. He leaves a wife and two children, a son 21 years of age and a daughter, 15 years of, age. -iV ; > DIMMIGK GIVEN TEMPORARY STAY STOPS THE COUGH Adams' Irish Moss- Cough Balnarn. Cures in a day. Presribed by all doctors and sold by all druggists. Guaranteed. 25c, 60c. • Will Not Have to Go to San Quentin for * a While. Falls and Breaks His Neck. George "Walsh, a laborer residing at 923'i Mission street, while trying to climb the stairs leading to his rooms while intoxi cated fell and broke his neck at 4 o'clock yesterday morning. His body was dis covered by John Murphy, a lodger in the same house.. Walter X. Dimmick, convicted of hav ing presented a false bill to the United States Mint In the sum of J493 and sen tenced to serve a term of two years at San Quentin, has succeeded In getting another stay of execution. His attorney, George D. Collins, appeared before United States District Judge de Haven yester day mornipg and his motion for a stay until MarA 9 was granted on the ground that during the trial of the case United States District Attorney Woodworth was granted a postponement and at that time Judge de Haven stipulated that should the defense ask for a postponement he would grant It. United States District Attorney Woodworth was on hand before Judge de Haven yesterday morning to protest vigorously against allowing Dim mick any further astay. but when remind ed by Judge de Haven of his promise to Collins, Woodworth withdrew his objec tions, and Dimmick was saved for the time being from the humiliation of being sent to San Quentin. In the meantime Attorney Collins will go before the United States Supreme Court at Washington and ask- for a writ of certiorarl. Should the writ be granted the evidence in the case will be reviewed by the United States ¦ Supreme Court. Should this court deny Collins' motion for the writ Dlmmick will have no other re course than to go to San Quentin and serve his sentence." If Dimmick had com menced serving his sentence- on October 16, 1901 the day he was convicted, he would have completed hfs term of Im prisonment, providing he got credits, be fore now. Attorney Collins is making a great bat tle to save Dimmick from going to the penitentiary before his second trial for an alleged theft of. $30,000 from the Mint comes up. This trial is set for March 9, the date on which the stay of proceed ings granted yesterday by Judge de Haven expires. Attorney Collins went before District Judge Bellinger yesterday and asked for Dimmlck's" release from the County Jail on a writ of habeas corpus, setting forth that the indictment on which he was found guilty was defective. The writ was. denied. Collins will leave for Washington in a few days to fight the case before the Supreme Court. Take no other, have no other, use no other whisky than "Jesse Moore." It's better than any ether,' ard you can have It for the asking-, but get iti '£fen2KS@&SGSS * Examination for Firemen. The Civil Service Commission will hold a written examination for firemen In the Girls* High School auditorium on Satur day, February 21, at'2 p. m. All applicants must pass a medical examination on Feb ruary 2 and an athletic examination on February 12. The athletic' test at the Olympic .Club will Include a dash i of eighty yards, climbing perch pole, vault ing horse, ladder work "and carrying a dummy weighing 123 pounds to the top of a ladder, and back. This examination will cover positions as drivers, stokers, t'llermen. truckmen, hosemen and stew ards. Eligible applicants five feet nine Inches in-: height or over and 150 " pounds In weight or over, stripped, will be quali fied as: truckmen. ' Dr. . Z. Levin - has returned from Europe and resumed practice at his office, 43 '6th. • Henry Luhring, Clerk in the Grocery of Becker & fc Mesenburg, Confesses He Gave the Key of the Side Doorto a Former Employe Who Knew the Combination, and His Friend, and They Stole Two Sacks of Coin Witnesses Say Ah Lin's Mother Is a Half- Cstste. Jacob Livingston Com mits Suicide in ' « v - ; His OffiCG. CHINESE BLOOD IN HER VEINS ENDS HIS LIFE WITH A BULLET POLICE ACCUSE THREE YOUNG MEN OF CONSPIRING TO LOOT A SAFE THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY,/ JANUARY 14, 3903. 16 B. KATSCHIHSKI I 1 FKILADELPHIASHOECO. i 10 TKIRD STREET. SAN FRANCISCO, i 5 ADJ0IKI58 CALL BOTLDIirB. ¥jt LADIES* FUR TRIMMED 1 VELVET JULIETS 75c | Prices talk loud these days, and f§ the shoe dealer who tries to de- fj ceive the puhlic is a poor business 9 man. We have built up our trade B by giving honest value\and treat- H ing the public fairly and squarely, n We take stock in a couple of weeks S3 and are anxious to dispose of our H short lines before that time, and pj ask that our prices be compared m with the so-called sale prices else- H where. Our first oflfer: Ladles' H Beal fur trimmed Velvet Juliets, H red, black, brown or green; warm jl lined and with turned soles and £3 French heels. REDU'CED FROM M tlJM TO 7^C We have the f ol- H lowing: sizes: C wide, 5»4 to ly,- D Ea wide, «4 to R; E wide, 4'4 to 8; EE i wide. 6 to 7>4. • r ¦> -:-* H BOY'S B. CALF LACE 1 Solid, well made shoes for the I boys that wear well. B. Calf Lace H Shoes, coin toes and tips, double H soles and Union Stamped; sixes 11 ra to 2. REDUCED TO «>5c Sizes i 2!i to 5>i REDUCED TO 81.20. I Bargains in Odd Lots | Ladies' Patent Leather Lace K Shoes REDUCED TO »*» 1(» A B PAIR. Formerly gold from «!oo to I fd.UU. |»3 _Ladies' Patent Leather Oxford K Ties natty etyles, REDUCED TO B u> »loo* Formerly sold $2.50 | Child's and Misses' Vici Kid -m.i k Box Calf Lace Shoe? with snrine B heols. ChUd'E sizes, 8U to II P re£ 1 DUCED TO 7Oe. ifi.pes' ei^k B U% to 2. REDUCED TO «Oe ' 1 Men s Lace Shoes, in vici' kid H French calf and patent leather S REDUCED TO 82 1O A Pair 1 I F r2!K" a " ed i r ?> m iZrM to&M- I I -a dies lad and Box Calf I are M snd Button Shoes REDUCED TO I 4 «»e A PAIR. Hi We cannot guarantee to fill coun- H try orders on the above sale goo* B for while we have some sizes of B every etyle advertised, yet we have B not every size of every etyle adver- B used. |g[ B. KATSCrilNSKl, i Philadelphia Shoe Co. II 1O Third St.. San Francisco. B AI IBI 4% Ammunition. Hunting and [I! IIP Sporting Good.. Llrrest Kcarar ' M. - Commencing this dag we will place- on SPECIAL SALE a Yerg large 1 shipment of fine gualitn soft finish SATIN TAFFETA RIBBON, These rihhons measure SL inches in width and are in all the lead- ing light, medium and dark shades, Prino Ofln Yorri 1 1 luij zub I of u DRESS GOODS SALE Wehayejust opened a new lot of 54, inch Fancg Knickerhocker Tweed Suitings; entirely new goods and suitable fop Spring wear. These are in twelve different color- ings; win he sold. for $1.00 Yard 111, 113, 115, 117, 119, 121 POST STREET. ADVEBTISTTMTrtTTS. •119 TAYI.0B. 1001 riiLMOBE. Howard 1021 (Phones) Park 183. MUSH, 10c packages 60. BEST POXBTF BZTSXS BUTTEB 440 Fresh, creamery — large squares. STOCKTON POTATOES. 120-lb sack 95o PBESH EGOS— very best 35c Large^ — select. *. -- . \> HOME PRESERVErVQUIXCES. Jar 23» KOJTA COrrEE 2 pounds 33c Price is low. quality is good — usual 25c Ib. HOME-HADE JELLIES, glass 10c. KENTUCKY CLUB WHISXET.gal 31.83 " Pure 6-year goods. Sample at store. Usually $2.50. WILSON WHISKEY, qt. Dot. 9Oc. SWEET WINES. 5 years old.,..jjal 65c Asti Vineyard. Port— Sherry— Madeira. Usually $1.00. PRESSED WHITE FIGS. pk S 4o. PBU2TES— Bright and meaty— 7 lbs 25o Flavor as good as 10c size. Tender skin, small pits. Usually 5c. SATURDAY NIGHT^BOTH STORES SPBECKE1S* BEST CANS BX7OAK • ; 23 pounds 31.OO Dry granulated. E2TGUSH WALNUTS — Extra larjr.- Every one sound and sweet. Pound lie See our list of 20 Bargains every Saturday night. * l&DO 1QO3 14th Annual AUCTION. OF Persian Rugs To-Day and Daily at 2 p. m . '.\ With the recent new importations thla is the largest aggregation of genuine Antique and Rare Persian Rugs. To make a grand clearance the sale will be absolutely without reserve ox "mih¥n'S 205 Post St., iff. Grant Ave. STRONG AND HEALTHY EYES. im. TWO DROPS of Georss May- -^hSkCS&sL «rle' a Eye Water Kives 1.V- STA.VT RKLIKK in all eya ' troubles. The genuine must G&SaiP^m have the signature of Geor^a -~ * ¦'* - Mayerle. German Optical In- stitute. 1071 Market it-. San Francisco. Cat. Price SUc. . , NEW WESTERN HOTEL. KEARXY AND WASHINGTON ST3.— R»W modeled and renovated. KINO. WARD 7 CO. European plan. Rooms, 60a to (1 50 day; *•"> to Js week; $S to $20 month. Fre« bath*; hot and cold water every room; flra gr>taa la every room: elevator runs all nljbu ADVERTISEMENTS. Sore Hands Red Rough Hands, Itching: Palms and Painful Finger Ends 7 ONE NIGHT CURE^l^L^ Soak • the hands on retiring in a strong, hot creamy lather of Cuticura Soap. , Dry; and anoint freely with Cuticura Ointment, the great skin cure and purest of emollients. Wear during the night,- old ; loose gloves, or light bandages of soft old linen or. cot- ton. For red, rough, chapped and sore hands, dry, fissured, ' itching, feverish . palms, . with - shapeless nails and painful. finger. ends, this treatment . Sold throughout the world. ... \> ( V Saving For 1904." ..',.' Cover Your Floor -j Without a Joint: 85c. Floral Patterned Linoleum for s 60C Twelve Feet Wide; will cover your floor in one piece. - " . ' Livid for 60c. a Yo.rd. $20 9x12 ft. Reversible Brussels R\igs for $15 L'Art Nouvcau patterns woven in a single piece. Red,- , Blue, Green and Terracotta grounds. Reversible Rugs. . 5.50 Doulsle Faced Axminster Rugs for 3.00 Captivating Oriental 'patterns, . . . .:'_ . 'i ¦' . ¦¦"•' J, } , ",•': ' A pretty parlor, piano, hall or -bedroom rug. I 3.50 High Pile Axminster Rugs for | .85 . ' Turkish and Persian patterns on all colors of grounds. ;¦ Cottage Ca-rpet 35 Cents ja. Yard A yard wide: each side a different pattern. Bright, pat- terns; most wear for the money. Sewed Lined and Laid. ¦ 'Before bueiaKe stock In The Drapery Department: 2,50 *P airs E,cru and White Lace Cut ains. ; In great variety of pattern. Regular 1.50 pair; 85c. a Pair j Flotucred S'ilkaline Cohered Comforters, . Filled witli i white cotton, sterilized to keep it as • pure and sweet as, when it grew in the sunny South. Full double bed size. . .While thy last; | \ 233 235 237 Post Street.