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OAKLAND, Jan. 27.— After bandaging
a dog bite wound with kerosene and tur pentine saturated bandages, John Rogers, a mechanic at the Southern Pacific Com pany shops at Newark, started to light his pipe. The flame from the match ig nited the oil-soaked lint and before Rog ers could tear off the blazing rags both hands were painfully burned, as was his face. Dr. Chalmers took charge of the sufferer and alleviated hip pain. BADLY BUBNED WHILE LIGHTING HIS PIPE The Willing Workers will give an pn tortainment in the Social Hall of the Bush-strect Synagogue to-day at 2 p. m. Several well-known artists will take part in the programme and refreshments *ill be served. Will Give Entertainment. REDDING. Jan. 27.— Cora E. Bailey. as#d 8 years, was drowned In Yreka Creek Sunday. She rvum playtnar on the bank when It cayed, throwing ner ' nt0 the stream. The California Co-operative Medical Company was organized in Eureka, Cal., January 1, 1902, with nine charter mem bers and capital stock of $1,000,000, divid ed into 50,000 shares at $20 each. One share entitles the owner to free examina tion, medical advice and treatment for themselves and little ones, and an equal part of all profits gained from the sales of Kellett Oil and Sweet Spirits of Eden and the curing of those who are not mem bers. And as the dividends increase the membership increases, whlfh increases the working capital. "TIip. company has now a capital of Jl.500.OfO and over 700 members. They have palTl twelve month ly dividends, giving to each charter mem ber $39.20 from their investment of $20. be- Bides free medical advice and treatment for themselves and children. This Is one of the most enterprising, progressive and beneficial unions ever organized in this country or anywhere else. It was organ ized by Dr. John L. Kellett, now presi dent-elect and business manager, who has parlors at the Arlington Hotel corner Washington and Ninth, entrance 474 Ninth street, Oakland, where he will freely give you all particulars and information you want, including the cause and how to cure nine-tenths of the ordinary ailments. After a short stay here the doctor ex pects to leave his business in the hands of his assistants and visit the south In behalf of the company. • 'Wonderful Success. CALL HEADQUARTERS. SACRA MENTO, Jan. 27.— An educational bill, which is favored by some of the leading Instructors of the State, was introduced by Assemblyman Black this 'morning. It provides for union school districts in country sections. Under its provisions several districts may form into one with a centrally located schoolhouse. Provis ion is made for the transportation of the pupils to and from the, schoolhouse at the expense of the district. It is claimed by the sponsors of the bill that under this system more competent teachers can be employed and all the benefits of a city school can be supplied the pupils. - Improving Country Schools. CALL HEADQUARTERS. . SACRA MENTO, Jan. 27.— It was given out on good authority that Governor Pardee would make no appointments until after the Legislature adjourned. One of his advisers stated to-night that the Gov ernor would do nothing until March and that the batch of appointments he will send out then will be the best ever made by a chief executive of the State. This was a practical admission that the Governor was In favor of- allowing Gage's appointments to die with the present Legislature. Under section 1000 of the Political Code the Governor Is empowered to fill all vacancies during thB recess of the Legislature. It is probable, however, that Governor Pardee will fill the vacancy on the Su perior bench of Santa Clara County, as the jail of that county Is filled with crim inals awaiting trial. OFFICE SEEKERS MUST WAIT. It is thought that Hoy will recover. Aa the officers entered the saloon Hill turned, but they were too quick for him. Both fired, one shot passing through the right lung, the other through the left lung and another through the forehead. SPOKANE, Wash., Jan. 27.— A Daven port, Wash., special to the Spokesman- Review says Marshal Jack O'Farrell and Deputy Epperly cut short by death the murderous career of Charles Hill in the Wonder saloon this evening just as Hill was about to fire a third bullet Into the prostrate body of Joseph Hoy, the bar tender in the saloon\ Hill, who was a farm laborer, had been drinking and making murderous threats. He declared that he wanted to see. some one bleed 'to death. Procuring a revolver, he entered fhe saloon In search of Will lam Sullivan, the proprietor. Sullivan was not there. Hill forced the bystanders to line up along the wall and opened fire on Hoy, shooting him once through tht cheek and once through the shoulder. OFFICERS SHOOT DOWN A MURDEROUS LABORER Man Who Wanted to See Some One Bleed to Death Receives Three Bullets. • OAKLAND, Jan. 27.— The following marriage licenses were Issued to-day: James E. Curran, aged 33, Contra Costa, and Catherine E. O'Toole, 26. Berkeley: Edward T. -Callaghan, 29, and Mamie A. Sauza, 18, both of Mission San Jose; Mar tin S. Foss, 18, and Elizabeth Morse, 16, both of Berkeley: George M. Rutherford, 24, Eureka, and Helen L.. Rutherford, 24, San Francisco: Paul Linnet, 21, San Francisco, and Ethel Harris, 17, Ala meda: Francis A. Kent, over 21, and Harriet M. Glenn, over 18, both of Stockton. . . CALL HEADQUARTERS, SACRA MENTO, Jan. 27.— Former State Senator John F. Davis of Jackson, Amador Coun ty, has the Senatorial bee in his bonnet. He announced to-day that two years hence l.e would be a candidate for United States Senator. He has been here for the past few days in consultation with Gov ernor Pardee. He is agreeable to the ad ministration and the Governor will in all probability aid him in securing the ap pointment of attorney to the Board of Harbor Commissioners of San Francisco, a position now held by ex-Governor Budd. Senator Davis made a brilliant record In the Senate two years ago % During the last campaign he refused the nomination for Congress in order to assist Governor Pardee to be elected. It was Senator Da- Is who made the Governor's fight on the floor of the convention. , Licensed to Marry. John F. Davis of Amaddr County Is Anxious to Succeed Bard. HAS A SENATORIAL BEE. ALAMEDA, Jan. 27.— During the heavy southwest wind and rain storm that pre vailed this morning about one hundred feet of the roadbed on the Alameda mole, near the ferry slip, was undermined and rendered impassable for trains by the seas that struck and dashed nearly across the mole. Local passenger traffic was suspended from 10 o'clock until late this afternoon. Repairs were effected at the washout in time to allow the through train for Santa Cruz to pass over. When the wind and tide were at their highest this morning sorne damage was done to banks, bulkheads and shrubbery on the south side. Near Union street an extra high and swift roller, after strik ing a bulkhead, went farther and broke the glass in several windows of a resi dence adjoining the bulkhead. One Hundred Feet of Track Is Un dermined and Local Passenger Traffic Is Delayed. WAVES CAUSE WASHOUT JON THE ALAMEDA MOLE One of Governor Pardee's closest friends and advisers stated to-n|ght that Cobb had little or no chance for the position. Cobb was a candidate for Superior Judge at the last election and was defeated by Judge Hyland. He has been a Justice of the Peace and at present is associated with Rea's son-in-law in the practice of the law. '¦" , , , ¦[-, ,. Rea has been skirmishing this city to night ( in company with Senator Louis Oneal. He has been forming combina tions and hopes to push Cobb to the front. It is stated that Joseph R. Patton of San Jose is looked upon with favor. John E. Richards' candidacy is being pressed by the Hayes brothers of San Jose. Charles M. Shortrldge has been advised by his friends not to press his inquiries about the Gage appointments as he might hurt the chances of Richards, whom he de sires' to see appointed to the bench. CALL HEADQUARTERS, SACRA MENTO, Jan. 27.— James XV. Rea, for many years "boss" of San Jose politics, arrived in this city to-night. He Is here in the interest of C. W. Cobb, whom he would like to see appointed to the va cancy on the Superior bench caused by Judge Lorlgan"s elevation to the Supreme Court. FIGHT FOR JUDGESHIP. PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 27.-Samuel d* Coursey, president of the American Rail way Company and a prominent financier, died at his home here to-day of grip, aged 64 years. Samuel de Coursey. SACRAMENTO. Jan. 27.— Martin Arenz. one of the pioneer citizens of Sacramento, died to-day, aged 76 years. At one tlma he was chief of the fire department of this city. Martin Arenz. The officers of the club are: R. H. Countryman, president; A. Stefflns, vice president: John Williams, secretary: Jo seph Rebstock, sergeant-at-arms. F. A. Maestrettl, J. B. Whitney, J. Spargo. Fred Decker and W. J. Foster constitute the executive committee. At the meeting: of the Central Avenue and Presidio Improvement Club, held Monday night, the following resolutions were adopted: Whereas, The present street railway service on what Is known aa the Sutter-street railway system is antiquated, inconvenient and sub ject to extraordinary and annoying delays and vexatious and unnecessary transfer stops; and whereas, the completion cf the electric lire to San Mateo, with a rapid and convenient eervice from the heart of the cHy to points in San Mateo County, is calculated to divert tho homeseeker from the natural and most avail able section of the city for home-builders un less steps be taken to secure the conveniences that a modern, up-to-date railroad eervice should furnish, namely, a thorough electric service by extending the Sutro line over said Sutter-street system: and whereas, we deem it imDortant that action should b« taken and taken at once to secure these ends, now, there fore, be it . Resolved, That the executive committee of this club urge these improvements upon such persons or corporations as may be affected thereby, such committee to secure the co operation of other Improvement clubs In this CO Res>olved* further. That a copy of this reso lution be forwarded to the Board of Supervi sors and to the United Railroads of San Fran cieco. Residents of Richmond District Com plain of Antiquated Cars and Vexatious Delays. BETTER TRANSPORTATION FACULTIES ABB WANTED The sudden termination of the deal came as a surprise to everyone in trade and hundreds of small holders who had been following Armour's lead, on finding themselves in the lurch, made a general rush to sell out. while each stage of the^ decline brought out hundreds of stop-loss orders, all of which stimulated the* down ward movement of prices. Most of Armour's line was accumulated around 75 cents and from there up to a little above the present mark. To-day the low point was 7S?& cents. This means an average profit of around 4 cents a bushel on his sales. If the line of 15,000, 000 bushels went over to-day the packer added about J600.000 to the credit side of his books. The Armour sales were estimated as 1'igh as 5,000,000 bushels. A deal of nearly 20,000,000 bushels is believed to have been made. unexpectedly abandoned their deal In May wheat to-day and the enormous liquida tion which took place carried the price of that delivery nearly 2?i cents under the close of yesterday. From 81?i cents at the opening and 81"*@82 for high, the price declined steadily to 78"4 cents and the close was at 73@79',4 cents. CHICAGO, Jan. 27. — The Armour people Special Dispatch to The Call. The Empress Dowager had spoken In congratulation of the achievements of the United States forces and of General Miles in the Philippines, and the gen et al, not to be outdone in politeness, spoke of the good qualities of the Em press Dowager Tszl Ann, whom he com pared to the late Queen Victoria^ and said her good qualities excelled those of the late Queen of the British empire. As a result of the reported remarks of the commanding officer of the United States forces at this interview many of the publications controlled by Britishers In the Far East are talking in heated language regarding the Incident, while others on the other hand treat the inci dent with levity and say that Britishers will be amused at the ridiculousness of the general's remarks. » VICTORIA. B. C, Jan. 27.— According to advices received here by the steamer Shlnano Maru to-day from Peking, Gen eral Miles during his visit there had an audience with the Empress Dowager of China on January 2, when he felicitated the Chinese ruler in a manner which greatly incensed the Britishers in China. Special Dispatch to The Call Packer Realizes Profit of More Than One- Half Million. Dowager to the Late Queen Victoria. Compares the Empress MILES ARDUSES IRE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. S. C, Jan. 27.-Congress man A. C. Lattlmer was elected United States Senator to-day to succeed Senator J. IC McLaurin. He received the unani mous vote of both branches of the General Assembly. Lattimer Succeeds McLaurin. "There Is not the slightest truth In the reports of friction or misunderstanding between England and Germany in regard to Venezuela. Both governments continue to act in perfect harmony and will sim ultaneously withdraw the blockade at the earliest possible moment." LONDON, Jan. 27.— The following state ment was authorized by the German em bassy here to-day. WOBXING IN HARMONY. Henry T. _ Scott gave a banquet last night at the Pacific Union Club to Lewis Nixon, president of the United States Shipbuilding Company, and some of his friends. At the host's right sat Lewis Nixon and then came Claus Spreckels, Charles W. Howard, Arthur Holland, Walter Martin, General Jose Allen, John Lawson, Percy Morgan, Harry Jerome, Fremont Older, Captain Stevenson, J. E>. Oraiit, Major Duval, "W. G. Dodd. A. C. Gary, A. H. Small, Charles Champion, A. Johnson. Robert Forsyth. A. Sbarboro. A. A. Watkins, C. C. Deming-, George W. Dickie, Captain Burnham, A. Carrigan, R. H. Sprague, F. W. Zeile, John Martin, A. L. Scott. Captain Tawresey. M. H. de Young, P. N. Lilienthal, General Hughes, I. M. Scott, W. H. Crocker, A. Chese brough, Wakefleld Baker, W. F. Herrin, R. P. Rlthet, M. S. Wilson. J. O'B. Gunn. Thomas Van Ness, Captain Meyer, C. M. Goodall, Captain Lyman, Timothy Hop kins. Mr. La Boyteaux, H. C. Breedon, G. H. Hlgbee. E. O. McCormlck. C. P. Eells. W. H. Taylor, W. D. Clark, "W. H. Martin, A. B. Williamson, C. S. Glvens, C. Froelich, Louis Glass. The decorations were Oriental. Under the green dome of a spreading bamboo tree was hung a large red silk lantern, and around the table were lanterns of the same color. The table was ladened with red roses, carnations and other flowers and at every given interval stood tall wroughtiron lamps half hidden in smilax and green and between them were smaller lanterns, each giving out red electric glows. The host presented Mr. Nixon as the guest of the evening in a few Xfiilcitous words. In replying Mr. Nixon spoke of the high standard necessary to our men of-war and said that the merchant service must be the best in the world. He spoke at length in regard to the.navy yards and how they should be placed to the best ad vantage. x "The country In its natural greatness has expanded and It will ex pand. In all this upbuilding we need the American ship and some one must build it," he said. "We have the raw material nnd we have the capital to place on the seaa the ships that shall rule the ocean." Thomas C. Van Ness made the address cf welcome to the members of the bar and C. J. Deming replied In the name of the Eastern lawyers. General Hughea spoke on "The Strong Arm of the Army" and Claus Spreckels made a short speech "For the Merchants of San Francisco," saying: "I don't know that I can say anything very much about shipbuilding:, as I don't know starboard from port, but we can build ships and we are doing a great deal In California to helD the building of ships and railroads. When I am gone think well over what I am about to say: This will be the greatest State in the Union." "The Power of the Press" was answered by M. H. de Young. E. O. McCormlck, the passenger traffic manager of the Southern Pacific Company, made perhaps the wittiest speech of the evening. He defended his railroad, he defended the press and he defended the State. "As for California, you can tell the truth about it without lying," he said. George W. Dickie spoke on "The Navy." Irving M. Scott also spoke. ARMOUR CLOSES HIS WHEAT DEAL Captain Nelson claims that he did not desert his vessel nor did he fear an ex plosion. He claims that the sChodner was in no danger, as tho lines were strong. Mayor Thomas and several members of the San Francisco Yacht Club claim, on the other hand, there was great danger, as the line attached to the telegraph pole was not secure and if it parted the ves sel would have drifted on the rocks and an explosion would have followed. SAUSALITO, Jan. 27.— The sailing schooner Teresa, loaded with gunpowder, dynamite and projectiles for Fort Baker, was nearly wrecked to-day on the rocks near Sausalito. Captain Nelson and the crew of the schooner left the vessel, so the residents of Sausalito say, fearing an explosion. That the business portion of the town of Sausalito Is not now in ruins is considered clue to tho prompt work Of Mayor Thomas and the citizens. The Teresa and her dangerous cargo arrived at Fort Baker landing last night, but during the night the heavy south easter struck her and the skipper was obliged to leave his moorings. He tried to make Richardson Bay, but the storm kept him In the channel all night, and parly this morning he found himself close to the Sausulito shoro and In dangerous proximity to the rocks. Robert Egell of the San Francisco Yacht Club assisted Nelson In placing a line around a telegraph pole on Water street after which the crew made the schooner fast by attaching another line to a yacht buoy In the bay. When apprised of the nature of the Tereea's cargo, Egell saw great danger ahead if one of the lines should part. He accordingly notified the authorities and Mayor Jacques Thomas hurried to interview Captain Nelson. Upon finding that there was a large amount of powder,aboard the schooner Mayor Thom as instructed the crew to move the vessel. Captain Nelson refused to obey the order, whereupon the Mayor notified him that if the Teresa was not at a safe distance from shore within half an hour he would have the schooner scuttled. The Govern ment officials in San Francisco were then notified and the tug Slocum. together with the launch Josephine, towed the Teresa into Richardson Bay. Special Dispatch to Th» Call. Nearly an Inch and a half of rain has fallen during the last twenty-four hours. The San Pablo and Grove street car lines, running to this city, were tied up for several hours this morning on account of a break in the Bay Counties Power Company's big wires from the Yuba River. The Telegraph avenue cars were run, but they received their power from the storage batteries kept by the Transit Company. BERKELEY, Jan. 27.— The wind which brought the rain down In such abundant quantities to-day severely racked old North Hall at the University of Califor nia. Its roof was badly sprung and so many of Its supporting tlmbe'rs were torn loose from their fastenings that for a time the roof was In great danger of fall ing in. Work of repairing: the damage was commenced as soon as It was dis covered, for fear that any increase in the gale would cause a serious disaster. Professor Frank Soule of the clvij^en gineering department visited the build ing and left Instructions regarding Its re pair. He found that the partial wreck caused by the storm was due to the hall's originally poor and flimsy construction. Although the severe racking- the roof had received was not an Immediate menace to the lives of the students below, it was sufficient to cause hasty repairs to be begun. Another wind storm would have caused the roof to fall in. Rhodes, he said, had been the subject of attack by those who did not know him. Those who did know him, said Mr. Hof meyr, were aware of his greatness, not alone a3 an empire builder, but as a friend, philanthropist and public spirited man. His will, said Mr. Hofraeyr, proved that his fortune had not been accumulat ed for personal reasons. The greater part of his vast wealth he had left for the advancement of his fellow men. The Rev. Mr. Hofmeyr will give an other lecture at the Young Men's Chris tion Association to-morrow evening, when lie will tell of the Boer war and also ex plain his position as envoy for Lord Kitchener. In paying a touching tribute to the memory or Cecil Rhodes Mr. Hofmeyr said that it was through 'Rhodes that he, Mr. Hofmeyr, was in the United States, for on the very morning of the day of his death Rhodes, 'who had a warm regard icr^Americana, made the request that he fehould visit this country and speak to thi people on matters connected with South Africa. He knew what was necessary for Ens land's supremacy in that country- Mr. Hofmeyr gave a graphio and necessarily sensational description of the expedition". travels. H» told of. the privations suf fered before reaching the far oft point, described the stampede of their bullocks, through which they were left waterless and almost died on the scorching desert. He told of the succor that miraculously came many times to their aid when thetr position was fraught with danger. Against all obstacles, he said, th'ey battled peacefully and without complaint, push ing on and on until they reached the part of the country which was to add histori cal interest and Importance to British possessions on the vast African conti nent. During the exploration the little band representing Cecil Rhodes made fast friends with the Kaffirs, who aided them materially in the prosecution of their ob ject. Mr. Hofmeyr told how, with the aid of runners, they kept Cecil Rhodes posted as >to their progress and how the states man aided them throughout thetr peril ous journey. Coming down to later days. Mr. Hofmeyr spoke about his capture during the Boer war by the Boers and his long Imprisonment and also told of his subsequent mission as peace envoy, hav ing been sent by Lord Kitchener to treat with the Boers. BHODES ESTEEMED AMEBICANS The Rev. Mr. Hofmeyr, a man of gigan tic height and commanding presence, with a fluent delivery, quickly took up th« subject of his address. Tho recounting of his reminiscences of travels soon in terested his hearers and spontaneous ap plause came frequently and heartily whenever he mentioned the name v of Ce cil Rhodes as connected with enterprises which were, as he said, not personal, but for the welfare of the whole English speaking people of the world. In dramatic manner he told of. his com mission from Cecil Rhodes, which com manded him to go into Matabeleland and' by gentle and friendly means take pos session of that part,«$f Africa in the name of the Queen, Victoria. Rhodes, he said, was indeed a great empire builder. PERILS OF *TSE DESEBT. The Rev. A. Hofmeyr of South Africa, friend of tho late Cecil Rhodes and the representative of that statesman with the exploring party which planted the British flag in Matabeleland, gave his first lec ture last night in San Francisco at th* Young Men's Christian Assoclaton. W. Courtenay Bennett, the British Consul General, occupied the chair and Intro duced the African explorer to the audi ence. Copus says that under the oral system as taught by Mrs. Holden, who is a grad uate of a Wisconsin institution for the deaf, children learn to understand per fectly what is being said to them by the notion of the speaker's lips and also learn to articulate and that pupils at the Harrison School, after reaching the fifth grade, go on through the school with the icst of the classes.. The same opposition from the Berkeley institution that killed the bill of four years ago is arrayed against Copus* measure. At present deaf children from all over the State are obliged to attend this institution. There are about 600 such in the State and of these 200 are at Berke ley. CALL HEADQUARTERS. /SACRA MENTO, Jan". ,27. — Education under the oral method for the deaf Is one of the fights that Is receivlng^the attention of Copus of San Francisco.^ He has a bill be fore the Assembly similar to the one that fulled four years ago providing that a tehool for deaf children may be formed wherever there are five of them to at tend. Mrs. Holden, who is In charge of a deaf class in the Harrison School In San Francisco, is here In attendance upon the Committee on Education, which has the bill before It. tion of the Oral Method. "We are working independently in the construction of the San Pedro road," said he to The Call correspondent, "but our relations with Mr. Harriman are perfect ly harmonious. You may be sure there will be no conflict, but at the present time we have no agreement concerning either the present construction of the Salt Lake-California line or its future opera tion. A joint use of the line, or the prob able lease of the Oregon Short Line ex tension, has been discussed, but nothing has been decided. 1 can say. however, that I have no option upon the Uvada spur or the Short Line. "We are making a modern railroad of the best type in Southern California and have the San Pedro extension nearly to Riverside. Within three months we ex pect to be operating to that point, about 1(0 miles. We are using very heavy rails and are building stone bridges. We in tend to hasten the work, and probably will soon begin construction at the other end." i It was definitely, ascertained to-day that although the proceeds of the sale of the Oregon Short Line bonds are used by that company to reimburse the Union Pacific for money expended in connection with the Requisition of Northern Pacific stock, nevertheless tyie funds from the sale of this new issue of $10,000,000, application to list which has been made to the Stock Ex change, are for contemplated extensions and for making advances to affiliated and allied properties in the southwest. ¦ EDUCATION OF THE DEAF. Opposition Is Shown to the Introduc- Senator XV. A. Clark was in the financial district this morning for the ' first time in several weeks. This added another element of interest to the southwestern situation. Senator Clark to-day consented to outline the plans for the San Pedro road and explain the relations existing between the Union Pacific interests and himself. NEW YORK, Jan. 27.— The interest of Wall street was to-day directed to the prospective railroad development in Southern California and extending north cast through Nevada and Utah to Salt Lake City. The sale of $10,000,000 additional Oregon Short Line debenture and participating bonds, announced yesterday,, and the opinion credited in the highest financial circles that the sale was preliminary to far-reaching development, which would further intrench the strong position of the Harriman lines between Ogden and Southern California, first directed the at tention of railroad interests to the far Southwest. Special Dispatch to The Call. Affairs In the Sixth Ward were smoothed out last night. There threat ened to be a fight In the ranks of the "old liners." with Louis Schaffer on one side and a ticket against Schaffer. It was linally agreed that there should be but one ticket in the ward, that Schaffer should have the delegation "if he wanted It," but Jt was practically understood (hat he would not want it. Schaffer has never been very enthusiastic about "it-re nomination and he has withdrawn with us much dignity as possible. It is un derstood that the delegation will favor Dan Doody, at present secretary of the Board of Health, for the Council. The opposition forces did not try to break into this ward and allowed' it to go to the "old liners." In the Seventh Ward the ticket was named by James A. Johnson, but It is said that the delegation will be in har mony with the new faction that is in con trol. Whether this means that Johnson has gone over to the new faction or that the new faction has control of Johnson's delegation will have to develop. It is evident that the Contra Costa Water Company made no effort to retain control of the Republican machinery, and the fights that were made were purely individual ones for the control of ward delegations, more for the purpose of se curing the naming of committeemen than for any use in making nominations. SCHAFFER IS OUT. situated on Telegraph avenue and on Grove street split about even. BREED WINS OUT. The fight In the Second Ward was a stiff one. but a ticket put up by Auditor A. H. Breed defeated the Bonham-Wix son combination by a vote of 1S6 to 97 in the ward. Wixson carried his home pre cinct at the Watts tract by a vote of 22 to 4. The two precincts on Telegraph avenue, where Auditor Breed is at home, gave his ticket an overwhelming major ity. In the precinct at Thirty-fourth meet and Telegraph avenue the vote \ stood 54 to 4 for the Breed ticket, while in the one at yvj Telegraph avenue the vote was 73 to 10. In the two other pre cincts on San I'ablo avenue the vote was about even. There was no fight in the Third Ward ¦ ' and the vote cast for the Republican ticket was loss than seventy-five, while the Municipal League was given about V<0 votes. This ticket was put up bv ; Andy Johnston, present city committee 1 man, and while the delegation is under \ stood to be for George Fitzgerald for ! the Council, it is believed that Johnston will retain control of the committee, and ', that he put the delegation up with that I Idea in view. There %\:is a stiff fight in the Fourth Ward with the ticket for Robert Boyer for I the Council, and backed by the Church ! family ami the "old line" faction. The other ticket was ,in the interests of Ed win Meese for th\e Council, and had the backing of Frank K. Mott and the Par dec friends. The Meese ticket carried the ward by 134 votes to 124, they taking three out of the five precincts. In the precinct at West Oakland the Boyer ticket defeated the Meese ticket by a vcte of 3T. to 22. In the precinct between Willow and Center streets the Meese ticket won by a vote of 31 to 21. The district between Center and Adeline ptieets was strong for Meese, giving his ticket 25 votes to 13 for the Boyer dele gates. In the precinct bounded by Ade line and Jefferson, Seventh and Tenth streets the Meese ticket was given 43 votes to 27 for Uoyer. The precinct In the northern part of the ward, bounded by Adeline, Twelfth, Market, Fifteenth, Jefferson and Tenth streets, the Boyer ticket Rot 2S votes to 23 for Meese. In tiie Fifth Ward there was no con test. The ticket in this ward was put up by the Pardee element and had former 1'ostmaster W. H. Friend at Hie head. The old liners did not put a ticket In the field, allowing the light to go by de fault. The deceased scholar was a widower and leaves one child, a daughter. Miss Ruth, who is a student at the university. He was 57 years of age and a native of Nebraska. No funeral services will be held here, but the body will be shipped to his old home at Hastings, Xebr., for interment. At the beginning of his Illness he was working on an important series of ex periment* near Fresno, relative to the prevention of the rise of alkali to the surface of the soil through the percola tion of underground waters from leak ins Irrigation districts in the San Joa quin Valley. This work, although not completed, was so far progressed that its value to Uie State in general will not be entirely lost. Professor Wilson has not been In good health for some time past and three months ago he had a severe attack of apoplexy while in the Berkeley Bank of Savings. He so far recovered that he was able to meet his classes. A month ago, however, a second stroke, which proved fatal, occurred in his classroom. As an irrigalionipt, Professor Wilson was one of the foremost, and his loss is a blow to the advancement of re search in hi? chosen work. BERKELET, Jan. 2 7. — James Maxwell Wilson, assistant professor of irrigation of the University of California, died late last night at his residence. 2737 Dwlght way, after a long illness brought on by apoplexy. lie had been unconscious for several days and was in that condition when he passed away. Professor Wilson was a distinguished Jrrigationist and besides his connection w:th the university was employed by the United States Department of Agri culture as agent and expert with the irrigation investigations in "the offlce of experiment stations. Ho was at one time State Engineer for Nebraska, and as Fuch made a national reputation as an Investigator of irrigation problems. His work was Bach that it attracted the attention of the United Mates Irri gation Bureau and he was induced to en ter its service. For the last two years he has been connected also with the University of California faculty and was greatly esteemed by the students and professor* alike. He was extremely fond of his work here, half of which kept him at tne university and the other half in the field. He was making a thorough study of the problem? which confront this State in the matter of irrigation. His classes at the university studied not only California irrigation problems, but all the varied topics concerning irrigation institutions, laws, economics and en gineering. Storm Drives Vessel Inshore and Residents Become Alarmed. * Speeches of Many Witty Men Arouse Applause Among the Guests. Southern Pacific President and Clark Working in Harmony. Becomes Prominent Through Work Carried on for the Government. OAKI-AXD. Jan. 27.— Governor George I". Pardee and his friends have Forured control of the Republican party and the Republican convention that will be held next Friday will be In their hands. The iitw deal that was sprung suddenly yes terd&y carried, and the opposition tickets tfcat were put In the First, Second and Fourth 'Wards were all elected. The only ticket that made it? appearance in' the Fifth Ward represented the same element u the opposition tickets in the three contesting- wards, to that the new cle ment ccn'rols four wards out of the MVea, with enough delegates In the other three ward delegations to make contro 1 Absolutely sure. This makes the approacMnff Republican convention akin to the Municipal League convention, and the programme now is to have the Republican convention meet .and organize on Kriday evening next and then appoint a conference committee to ';K*.eet with the Municipal League conven -tton which gathers oa Saturday evening-. .". .1 effort will then be made to harmonize ¦ ' two tickets as much as possible. As Lhose who represent the faction now in • i.-.i-ol of the Republican convention and riit." Municipal l.fagu«rs have the same tympathiea this will not be difficult, and ; :;.r as the Council nominees are con ;. i- rit-d the two tickets v.ill be almost .identical. OLNEY OE IJOTT. .."An embarrassing situation is encoun : ; :<-i3 in the cai-e of the nomination for i •; : •• r. It is a practical certainty that ' ice Municipal League will nominate Warren Olney for that office, but as Mr. ' t. hit y is a. Democrat tne Republicans will ' find It impossible to indorse h'm. It now . b< comes a question as to whether the Municipal League will offer any COnCCS f'.<mr= to the Republicans upon this office. -:\ r.::mber of those who to-day secured control <>f the Republican convention call ed upon Fran- K. Mott la<t night and offered, if he would take the Republican • n-tinmaxion for ilayor, to do all in their power to secure for him the Municipal • League indorsement. Mr. Mott could have had the Municipal Ivoasu;? nomination if lip had Paid at any tinv prior to two weeks ago that he would take it. Wheth er it Is now too late to bring the league back to Mott or whether he will permij the effort to be made is uncertain. • There will be plenty of negotiation dur ing 1 the few days that intervene before the conventions, and many things may be accomplished in this short time. The ruccess of the a:iti-pusOi Republican forces baa been so sudden that there has been no time to discuss much less decide what hliall be done. The opposition Republican •tickets wore only put out yesterday, and "thi- suddenness of the move is shown by w hat one of the managers of the move t-i<I la<i bight: • "What will we do with the convention j if we get it'.* CONFERENCES TO BE HELD. There will be conferences enough to ¦ raoZTOW to practically settle that point. -Meanwhile candidates are hurrying to see iu.=t what they can do, and those who have been hanking their all upon the old • time Republican support are feeling un ' comfortable. : The day was the worst of the season, ard was remarkable mostly for the small amount of votes cast and the large .amount of rain that fell. There was a total of about 4009 votes cast, for a.11 par *iies In a city that casts ll.&XJ votes at a general election. The vote cast for the Cukm Labor, Democratic. Socialist and Prohibition tickets was ridiculously small. In many precincts there was not a single vote cast Xor either the Democratic, So < ialist or Prohibition ticxets, while the Union Labor vote did not average ten to ,.a precinct. The municipal League cast a. larger rote than the Republicans. Only In the wards where, there was a Jlght did !h<> vote assume any proportions, and then the. proportions wer*» not of sufficient siz* to be called respectable, "in the First Ward the right was between a ticket put up by Captain J. H. Jlc- Menomy favoring George de Troost for the Council and generally known as the "old line" ticket. The opposition ticket was put up by Alexander McAdam and «;ity Engineer F. C Turner, the delega tion to be for McAdam for the Council end Turner for City Kngineer. The total vote of the ward was Z22 for the McAdam ticket and 174 for the McMenomy ticket. Captain McMenomy carried his home precinct at Golden Gate by a vote of .",."i to 21. while McAdam carried his home precinct of Alden by a vote of 110 to 31. 1'ifdmont went heavily for McAdam. giv ir.% a vote of Z'2. to 9 for his ticket, while Ibe two other precincts in the First Ward Municipal League May Have to Compromise as to a Candidate. Describes Perilous Journey Into the Interior of South Africa. Timbers Slip From Places and Threaten Lives of Students. pire Builder." Rev. A. Hofmeyr Talks of England's "Em- University Building Suf fers From the Wind. James Maxwell Wilson, Noted Irrigationist, Passes Away. Railroad Kings Turning Their Eyes to the Southwest. Meet With Success in . the Primaries Held Yesterday. Powder-Laden Schooner Has Narrow Escape at Sausalito. Nixon Stirs His Hearers "With Arguments on Shipbuilding. PARDEE MEN WIN IN OAKLAND TELLS CHARACTER OF CECIL RHODES SCOTT BANQUETS EASTERN MAGNATE PROFESSOR DIES FROM APOPLEXY HARRIMAN'S PLAN STIRS INTEREST NEARLY STRIKES ON THE ROCKS STORM TWISTS OLD HALL ROOF « THE SAN IBANCI6C0 CALL, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1903. STEALS RAIN COATS.— Patrick Bannon was arrested yesterday by Officer E. J. Win ters and charged at the Seventeenth-street Pi- Uce Station with petty larceny^ Bannon was caught in the act of stealing two rain coats from the store of George Hall at SO*M Mliiiun street. . LONDON, Jan. 27.— The British steam ship tfraffe," from Glasgow for Bueno3 Ayrps, was sunk off Ramsey Island to day. One man lost his life and the re mainder of the crew, numbering sixteen, was rescuod by a passing steamer and landed at Cardiff this evening. British Steamship Is Sunk. 9 ADVERTISEJdEirrs. B r I Ml r I Mrs. F. Wright, ol Oelwein, Iowa, is another one of the million women who have been restored to health by Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable' Compound. A Young New York "Lady Tell.* 9 of a Wonderful Cure: — vV ' !' My trouble- -was with the ova.ries ; I am tall, and the doctor said I grew too fast for my strength. I sufft I dreadfully from inflammation and doctored continually, but got no help. I suffered from terrible dragging sen- sations with tbe most awful pains low down in the sule and pains in the "back. and the most agonizing headache?. No one knows what I endured. Often I was sick to the stomach, and every little while I would be too sick to go to work, forlhree or four days ; I work in a large store, and I suppose stand- ing on my feet all day made me w orse. " At the suggestion of a frier.d of my mothers I began to take Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com- pound, and it is simply wonderful. I felt better after the first two or tHree doses ; it seemed as though a weight was taken off my shoulders; I con- tinued its use until now I can truth- fully say I am entirely cured. Y oun jt girls who are always paying doctor's bills without getting any help as I did. ought to take your medicine. It costs so much less, and it is sure to cure them. — Yours truly, AdxIaAIde Praht,, 174 St. Ann's Atc, New York City." — $5000 forfeit If original of (tOM IttUr proving genuineness cannot be productd. POSTUM CEREAL. EMBALMS THE FOOD. A California Physician's Idea About Coffee. . A w«Ml-know"ii California physician. John iL Rpad of Redding, Cal., maintains thit < > ff ro, when taken with the meals, has «t tendency to *v-mbalm" or "preserve' the food eo that it will not digest. With this knowledge he lias made many com- plete cures of indigestion, stomach trou- bles and nervous diseases l>y taking away th»* coffee and giving his patients Postun: Orcal Ojffeo, which helps digestion. Dr. Head's theory 13 rpoken of In a let- ter from a gentleman of Oak P. O.. Cal., who gay?: •Tnelve years of Indigestion . hud madp me so nervous and thin that 1 .could scarcely work. 1 had noticed the newspaper articles about Postum Coffee, Lut didn*t think seriously of the matter. Finally, however, they Impressed me and I wenl to my family physician. l)r. John ftl. Read, of Redding, and asked him about Postum. "He immediately recommended it, hav- ir.g used Jt In his own and other cases for exactly the came purpose. Dr. Read is ¦veil known throughout Northern Califor- nia, and he surprised me by the follow- ing: statement: -ConV-e acts In many cases like a large dose of alcohol taken after meals; It preserves the food so it cannot be digested.' - "I have great faith in Dr. Read, and Immediately commenced Postum, with the j < suit that at the c-nd of one month 1 was greatly improved, and now. at the end of throe months, I am a well man, nerves *;cady and digeFtlon O. K. Am gaining Ftradily in weight and can do a hard day's work. "My brother, who suffered from palpl- of the heart when drinking coffee claims that his heart does not trouble him In the least when using Postum." Kam»» furnished by Postum Company Battle Creek, ailch. What Shall ,We Have for Dessert? This question arises in the family every day. Let us answer it to-day. Try a delicious and bealthful dessert. Pre- pared in two minutes. No boiling! no baking! add boiling water and set to cool. 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