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BURGLAR PLANS T0 BLIND POLICE Schemes to Escape by Throwing Red Pepper. Intention Discovered as He Is About to Be Taken From Prison. .- Charles Johnson, alias Charles "Wilson. ajias Paul Johnson, burglar, believes in the efficacy of red pepper as a means to outwit his enemies when close pressed. When arrested last Saturday morning after robbing the room of Attorney Jo teph Napthaly in the California Hotel a package of red pepper was found In his jacket which he would have thrown in 4 he attorney's eyes if he had awakened while rifling his room. Yesterday morning Johnson, who was held to answer the previous day for the Napthaly burglary, conceived the idea of iiiaking his escape. He sent word to Chief "U'lttman that if an officer were detailed to take him out of the prison for a short lime he would show the officer a place where he had hidden a quantity of jew- e 4 ry he had stolen. The Chief sent for Detectives Harper and Armstrong and i' 1 - Mructed them to accompany Johnson. The detectives were suspicious, as they had recovered all the articles Johnson was supposed to have stolen, and w»ien they went to the prison they decided to eearch him before taking him out. To their surprise they found a package of red pepper in his coat pocket, and in quiry elicited the fact that every timo Johnson got a meal from a restaurant r.i&n on Clay street he instructed him to l>ri:ig a small quantity of the pepper. When he had enough for his purpose he was ready for action, and told the story cf the hidden jewelry, planning to throw the pepper in the eyes of the detectives ar.d make his escape. His scheme was at orce detected and he was put back In his cell. Chief Wittman issued orders to the prison-keepers not to permit restau rant men to take red pepper into the pris on in the future. Another charge of burglary was bookeJ f : -.'¦;•. Johnson at the prison yesterday eftcrnoon for breaking into the room of It. C. Robbins in the Palace Hotel on March 5 and stealing JSO and a gold 3top vatch. The watch was recovered and Johnson was identified as the man who pawned it. As soon as Captain Greene it the Nippon Maru returns to port Johnson will be booked on another charge, as ho "has been identified as the man who pawned Greene's watch, which was stolen from his room at the California Hotet. A Prominent Manufacturer Here. . Mr.' Harry N. Hammond of Bay City, Mich., is in San Francisco for a short Vusiiiess stay. Mr. Hammond is the Urg *tt grower of se^ds in Michigan and his *t-ed business Is one of the largest in the Middle West. He Is also the proprietor «>f the Hammond Food Company, which •has been meeting with great success in 1-utting the Hammond banana flour or the market. This is but one of several cf the food products manufactured by the Hammond company. These goods "have not yet been exploited on the Pacific <'oast and it is the main object of Mr Hammond's visit to set the ball rolling He will leave for the East to-morrow nisht. Insanity Afflicts Two Brothers. WINNEMCCCA. New, March 13.— From Battle Mountain comes a report of the etrange case of two brothers, Roddy and Andrew L^petich, Slavonians, who went Insane last week. The men have for years owned a ranch in Carico Lake Val ley, about twelve miles from Cortez. Hoddy had been acting strangely for some and last week became violently ln eane. He was taken to Battle Mountain by Andrew and two other men, who were to care for him until his case could be disposed of. Wednesday night Andrew, while watching his brother, fell asleep. Kor some reason one of the watchers b wakened him and he became more vio lently insane than his brother. The two madmen th*n drove the keeper? from the bouse and it was some time before assist ance arrived and they could be subdued. SAN JOSE, March 13.— The jrm.OOO Flander *uft *rrowin»t out of the rivalry of two Palo Alto hotcl-ke<»p*rs was d^ided to-day by Judge Uhodfs. who awarded Mrs. Rosetta Frasr. The plaintiff, the full J2V.000 damages asked. NOW-READY ~ .~ ~B \. GERTRUDE ArHbRrON says:. "One of the big books of 1903. It ¦ .'.// »> is indeed a brilliant and interesting book. . . .It is full of popularity." M X THE SOCIAUST AND THE PRINCE /| \ By MRS. FREMONT OLDER • M \ A Novel of Calif orman Life B OtllBr The scenes and action are in the days of the anti-Chinese labor RQflkS Pontfol ¥k agitation. Paul Stryne, leader of the workingmen,. and Ruspbli; ¦; udpilal % an Italian prince, are rivals for the hand of Theodosia Peyton," B fjjf Rfidl H n u 0 1 c \ the dau 2 ht ? r °* a millionaire. There are many situations ff. I ... ¦ I IlUVcIo >\ of dramatic power, from the love scenes, to the street 0 WOFtli j % riots, and . fromi the altruist's lofty orations 5 to the B • , ; jealous lover's duel' -.with Prince 'Rufspoli. ¦-. ',' The M-. '¦'¦'¦¦' ; •"'.:'" style is --remarkably -crisp . and iracy. She ff* ¦¦:¦¦¦ >-.' ¦• -. LOVE ftNO THE \ has a striking aptitude -for .epigram witty, #' .[(»[() C|( AD Qnill HIINTFRQ % Phrase. The reader .is led rapidly, from g TUC "T" L 5UUL-nUNItH5 \page to page with a, rare sense, of e^chilaf # THE MASTER », ByJOHXouvERHOBBEsrBL ration, and a feeling that at last he has B< irid'oihar Aigonkin ,? oin-caigie) W found something fresh and unusual, ff Le «° ndl tnd Poem « "nereUthetonchofflietrti.t. % ff ?J. T C i H ARLKS GODFREY * 12*.. GMk. M* $L60 \ /W*~ ;b d^ the Socialist .he ha. nsed ff fffiffi'wtSKX-SSta.SSSu.™- «k with great effect the event* of the tntl-Chinese ff told in epic and lyric form, fuM of ' THP NPFMF'Q FYF Xk t^ ttaoa ta 8tn Frandsco during the latter .70'b, ff beautiful imagination. quaint phitoeo- ' I lib IlLbULk 0 LiL \a and has truthfully portrayed many of the scenes ff phv, and simple, rharmlng description. K*^,tsasi~fe28s?a5i.\^- -;^%»s srss sr#- »»••<»•»• *-.«¦».«.•: *«».«» Si^cwl mm ft*.** Y^gSA^trrt?/ THE SPIRIT of the GHETTO THE SEARCHERS %°Moet oTtb* tcUeaia which ff By HUTCHINS HAPGOOD Rt Vinninvr nnmv * Y^ they are the principal actors iy Appreciative itiidies and pictures of life, customs, JJJ bakwakct BTHDB haTeereatdramaUcforce. M B butftntiont, and type* of character in the celebrated In thia (rtory are depicted the eearcher after tore, »*«•.«»••-««. »««vc jg East side Jewlah Quarter of If ew York. Illustrated the searcher axter truth, the Marcher after sin. «L ff wit & many drawings from life by Jacob Epstein. "It i» a very remarkable noTel, worthy of the widest m m. B i," *l fa 5H unTUU » 1 « * n iMtroctlme, and an Interesting • ! reading by every one who It a lorer of real literature." UMAA ff "Q 0 *-—™™ Bun, New York. * —Tht Byraat** Herald. II I U C | ff Pries, $1.85. Ket; »y Kail, $1.60 ThBMgmtoofMiMPIiilura \ $l ' 50 / : """ISSi^T 1 : 1 C0ME By FLOEENCB MORSE KJNGSLEY B ** K fa mM ct noDlert romances I hare erer read, and ~, . * J.Jr,tZTir , n^" i " rf " ff must stand with the rery beit Uterature that has ever been **It is • dainty little storr, quite out of the common and ff given to the world."— Hon.CarroU D.Wrig/U, U.S. Labor Comr. can not fail to move tender feeBnjgs as well aa to cause smiles." m ff Introduction by Gen. Lew Wallace. 20 full-page drawings and —Daily Evening Telegraph, Philadelphia. ; mB * rontl »P lec « In cdo™ by T. de Thulstrup. lfcas, mutated. Price, 40 ettt», set; ly Kill, 45 etats 12mo, Cloth, $1.40. PmenUtion Edition, 8 Veil., $4.00 '*¦ I J2L FUNK & WA6HALLS COMPANY, Publishers, NEW YORK b^£7" HIGH WORDS ARE PASSED BY PARK COMMISSIONERS Board Declares Vacant the Place Occupied by Mrs. Hickok, Manager of the Children's Playground— Mayor, Schmitz Pointedly Advises Jasper McDonald to Resign at Once TWO PARK COMMISSIONERS WHO TOOK PART IN A SPICY DEBATE AT THE MEETING OF THE BOARD YESTERDAY, ONE FINALLY BEING INVITED TO RESIGN BY MAYOR SCHMITZ. j> 1 1 tiHERfe was a spicy session of che , If Board of Park Commissioners at I Reuben H. Lloyd's office in the ** Nevada block yesterday after noon. President A. B. Spreckela presided. All the Commissioners respond ed to the roll call. Mayor Schmitz as president of the -Musicians' Union attend ed, but did not hesitate to make pointed suggestions in bis official capacity as chief executive of the city. Secretary Schmitz and Superintendent McLaren also attended. 7 he culmination of an animated discus sion was the adoption of a resolution de claring vacant the position of Mrs. Hick ox, manager of the children's playground. ADVERTISEMENTS. THE SAN 1EAKCI6CO CAUL, SATUEDAY, MARCH 14, 1903. Commissioner Altman introduced the res olution. Commissioner F. J. Sullivan, brother-in-law of ex-Mayor Phelan, cre ated an unpleasant sensation by remark ing, that there was no one so unmanly as to second the motion. Before the presi dent could get time to rebuke Sullivan lor the allusion to Altman, Commissioner Lloyd remarked: "Since the question is commented on in that style I second the motion." Commissioners Spreckels, Alt man and Lloyd voted in the affirmative. Commissioners Sullivan and McDonald in the negative. Later on in the session there was a pointed interchange of views between Mayor Schmitz and Mr. McDonald. The Mayor indicated that McDonald's resigna tion as Park Commissioner would be ac- CHINESE MOURN DEATH OF CHEW Society President Laid; to -Rest With Elab- • orate Ceremony. Funeral Most Ostentatious Ever Witnessed in .This fiit.v X 1.1 ID \JLVjf* The funeral of Chew.QuI Yet, president of the KwongChow Society, held yester day afternoon, was the most elaborate Chinese funeral ever held In this city. Above the din of the Chinese orchestra an 1 ! the bursting of bombs was heard the walling of n?ore than a hundred mourn ers. Great. preparations were made for the funeral, which took place from the Kwong Chow Asylum at 512 Pine street. Raised upon a pedestal in the center of the court of the building rested the casket, in which reposed the body of the deceased. Kneeling about the ; casket, robed in white, the paid mourners sent up a mournful wall, while the high priests cl<anted sacred hymns. Chinese pur.k and candles- of all de scriptions staked and blazed about a large platform, upon which were piled roast pigs, sheep, chickens, ducks, rice, iTead, cakes,, nuts and eatables of ali kn.dfi and descriptions. Amid the tumult all the personal effects of the deceased, Including books and mary papers, were carried into the court and after ali was made Into a large pile the torch was applied. Not until every l-article of Use blazing pile had been con fumed by. the fire was a start made foi the.qemetery., A procession of hacks wound in and out the narrow streets of Chinatown, while crowds of Chinamen lined the sidewalks. Freceding the hearse marched Chinese, rcbed in white and blue, carrying .large colored lanterns and offerings to the deal Shortly after 1 o'clock the procession proceeded to the old Chinese Cemetery, wt-ere the last rites were performed. Chew Qul Yet was one of the most powerful Chinese In the city and was very popular. Fifteen months ago he ar rived in this city, having been elected to serve here as president of the Kwong Chow Society for two years. He died of cntisurnpticn earl\ Monday morning In his room at the Kwong Chow Asylum on Pine street He was ?3 years fid and leaves a large fxtrily In: China. The ccst « f the funeral amounted to more than J5CO0. More than 150 hacks were employed. Many elaborate and" beautiful yifts tt the dead were made by the prominent Chinese merchants ol Chinatown. Home rime in the future his benes will bo shiitc^ to hi* family in China ceptable. Commissioner Sullivan, perceiv ing danger of .hasty action on the part of McDonald, implored his fellow Commis sioner not to act impulsively. The trouble, it Eeems, was precipitated by Mrs. Hickox In engaging without knowledge of the commission an army band to play at the children's playground. It was asserted that she paid the musi cians from money secured at the grounds without presenting the demand for allow ance by the Commissioners, j Mayor Schmitz, as president of the Mu sicians* Unipn, '.sent to the commission several days since a protest against the employment of musicians who were fed an<3 clothed by the Government. i^RMY BAND ENGAGEMENT. When this communication was read Commissioner McDonald arose . and pre sented a statement of the case. He ex pressed himself a3 being in accord with the Mayor's suggestion that only union musicians should be employed. He was not aware that the lady in charge had engaged a military band, and- intimated that the mistake would not be repeated. He understood, however, that the musi cians from the Presidio were paid union wages. Mrs. Hickox engaged twelve mu sicians and the profits the day of that engagement amounted to $150. Mayor Schmitz, as president of the Mu sicians' Union, asked if it was the cus tom of park employes to make contracts and pay out money in this manner. . President Spreckels replied trjat it was not the custom.- Mr. McDonald said it was customary, small amounts having been paid for goat and donkey keepers. Commissioner Lloyd Insisted that if payments of that kind had been made the money was paid contrary to the char ter and without the knowledge of the commission. Mayor Schmitz contended that the em ployment of army musicians was not In the nature ol an emergency, engagement: He remarked further that there were many complaints touching the manage ment of the childen's playground, and ad vised that the Commissioners make * a change in that auarter. Commissioner Sullivan advised against haste in that direction. He said: "We cannot give this concession to a saloon keeper or a woman with a history." He maintained that the management was first class and highly respectable. • Commissioner McDonald said: "If there are any charges against this woman, let them be presented." Commissioner Sullivan—Let us not per secute this woman. Mayor Schmitz— Oh, nonsense, Mr. Sul livan. There is no persecution. This lady Is not above the regulations of the Park Commission. Many things in the man agement of the children's playground have been overlooked. I would recom mend that the board make a, change. A suggestion from the Mayor that Su perintendent McLaren be placed in charge of the quarters elicited from Mr. Mc- Donajd the reply: "This la a hard shot at the commission." TO DECLARE j VACANCY. Commissioner Altman made this mo tion: "I move that the place occupied by Mrs. Hickox be declared vacant." Commissioner McDonald said: "I know what you want." An inference was given that Altman had some programme In view. , . President Spreckels- assured Commis sioner McDonald that no one had been picked out to succeed- Mrs. Hickox. The question under discussicn related to proper control of the park by the Com missioners. Speaking for himself, he said that he had always been ignored In af fairs connected with the management of the children's playground. Commissioner McDonald Insisted that the president had not been ignored. Commissioner Sullivan brought ihe question to issue by remarks in this fash ion: "Give this woman, a lady of char acter, a chance to live. Do not be too harsh. The motion Is not seconded. There is no one unmanly enough to second it." This allusion to lack of manliness fired the wrath of Lloyd and he promptly sec onded the motion to declare vacant the place occupied by, Mrs. Hickox. Commissioner * McDonald insisted that tho board was perpetrating a wrong and an;. offense. He disclaimed desire on his own part to have anything further to. do with the management of the grounds. The : roll was called. Spreckels, Lloyd and Altman voter aye. Sullivan and Mc- Donald voted no. The affirmative deci sion did not put an end to the .wrangle. Sullivan wanted it distinctly promulgated that no money . should Ij paid except in accordance with the provisions of the charter. McDonald moved . that timekeepers be I iNo" other' medicine in the 1 -I EWorld: exclusively for women I I has made so many actual I I cures and attained such an I I enormous sale as has 1 &j jgi F^3 ESS ft ©Ss3 ffc w9 A \SSs ; Bzsiffl vSI KJ EttSKHj JQ «9i afeS»TE?l Rjf wZf mSm v3' B3M sKssw tH IwSjI ¦¦ lH§ if^y^3uuijK^H|HBn!B nM^jBEkjS^t*< 'y^RSjWBfip^yiB&HBI ¦^B^^5iHiHBjB^^Hi5BiT^^^^SRss^BssssssgBBBssssB(w^i^^ 1 Wlore than a million women I Me L^ Jf \d Q H* Pa Za Vj 93 n H Up UXU T^^j? C n HI £1 isTvht I \ I such a record. Wise are the 1 £ women who weO accept no I es ff^ 8 H o^^ 9 tt h 8 fi *3s • ' t employed to see if laborers on the pay roll worked full time. HONESTY OF FOREMEN. This suggestion led to further acrimo nious discussion. Lloyd maintained that the foremen of the various gangs kept the time, and that the employment of timekeepers would be a reflection on the honesty of the foremen. "The men who are employed as foremen," said Mr. Lloyd, "may be poor, but it does not follow, as Mr. McDonald intimates, that they are dishonest." " Mr. . McDonald declared that he made no reflection on the honesty of the fore men. The motion to appoint timekeepers was lost. In asking to be excused from further participation Mr. McDonald said some thing of the politics which had been done. President Spreckels said that politics had nothing whatever to do with the dis cussion. He advised Commissioner Mc- Donald to so slow and not make such allusions to his fellow Commissioners. Mayor Schmitz, addressing Mr. McDon ald, said: "I am sorry to see one Commissioner branding another and casting aspersions on his associates. A spirit of harmony should prevail. I suggest to Mr. McDon ald that if service on this commission Is not agreeable to him 'that he send in his resignation, and I assure him that it ¦will be accepted." At. this stage of the wrangle Commis sioner Sullivan displayed remarkable ac tivity in imploring his associate, Mr. Mc- Donald, to keep cool and avoid impulsive action. The danger of McDonald accept ing the Mayor's advice seemed Imminent. Mr. McDonald disclaimed any intention of criticizing the Mayorl Mr. Lloyd moved that the secretary take charge of the children's grounds on the first of next month. The motion pre vailed. Mr. Altman moved that the gore of City Hall avenue and McAllister street be designated as the site for the monu ment t6 commemorate the deeds of Cali fornia volunteers in- the- Spanish-Ameri can war. After ! discussion Mr. Altman was advised to further consult former Mayor Phelan. M. H. de Young and W. J. Martin, trustees of the monument fund. The board then adjourned. LABOR DISCUSSION ENDS IN A SMALL-SIZED RIOT Speakers and Audience Disagree and a Rough-and-Tumble Fight Follows. BEAUMONT, Tex., March 13.-Durlng a discussion arising In a public . meet'ng upon the merits and demerits of labor unions ahd boycotts James Keith, a prom inent merchant and member of one of the wealthiest families in Southern Texas, and C: S. Hambright, president .of the local Trades Assembly," got into a rough and-tumble fight. Editor Crogh of a local labor, paper.be came involved, and Keith's friends took a hand. When the police arrived one-fourth of the people in the hall were involved as fighters or peacemakers. The meeting whs called by , merchants for. the purpose of taking stc^s to counteract^ boycotts Insti tuted by labor unions. CLIENTS SUFFER BY H IS NEGLECT CHICAGO, March 13.— "Mr. Cullen's af fairs are in a badly tangled condition. I do not believe he was systematically steal ing from the clients for whom he acted as trustee or that he was deliberately de frauding any one. But the condition of hl3 papers shows he was careless — per haps criminally careless. Tue people who trusted him. his friends, relatives and clients, will be sufferers from his neglect." This statement was given out this aftor noon by S. Rogers Touhy, brother*ln-lav of Edward W. Cullen, the prominent Chi cago lawyer, who mysteriously disap peared from his home in Rogers Park three weeks ago. Touhy has taken charge of Cullen's affairs and is endeavoring to bring some order out of the chaotic con dition in which they were left. "We have had no word from Culten. since the telegram which his wife re ceived the Sunday after he left Chicago and which said that he was in Denver." Touhy added. "I am in hopes that the wide publicity being given to his strange disappearance will bring us some word from him." '. " # - Cullen's disappearance at this time is strange in that he recently inherited from hi* cousin, Edward Cullen of California, an estate valued at $500,000. There was some litigation over the will and the mat ter is not yet entirely cleared up. but Cullen's rights as an heir had neyer bscn ADVEBTISEMENTS. I v For the preparation of deliciovis M l\ sovips (Si light nourishing entrees, // V\ there is nothing so useful and // \\\ economical a.s Liebig Com- jrf/ll ' \\\. pony's Extra.ct of Beef. III ' no onnce oi I** e Wg Company's — ; •¦¦-¦,--;¦¦-•¦¦¦ Z I II j, III Extract goes aa far in the kitchen " fiIJ/^L^ \\\ . Ill as two pounds of lean beef. . j Cfi^^oi \ \ \ 'I J II By the blue signature on the Jar toucan know tho genalna: I *£S@>CX» \\ \ VICTIMS SUFFER YAQUI TORTURE TUCSON*. Ariz.. March 12— Advices from Hermoslllo, Mexico, to-night state that one more body has been found near the point of the hold-up and massacre of pas sengers of the stage running between Torreon and Potam. The body found is that of a woman. It had been terribly mutilated and afterward dragged a dis tance of fifty yards Into the bushes. A piece of rope was found around the neck of the body showing that the woman had been choked to death. Filberto Alvarado. one of the victims, was a wealthv rancher and was on his way home with his bride of two months. The other two victims were women. Se nora D. H. Gonzales, wife of a well-to-do rancher and miner, and Senorlta Julia Berdo. a young lady of Torreon. The body of Alvarado was terribly mutilated. It appears he was the special object of the bandits' cruelty. It has been definitely ascertained that the bandits were Yaqui Indians, number. ing fifteen to twenty. They were evident ly well armed, as the bodies of the vic tims were riddled with bullets. Two com panies of soldiers, besides the brother of Alvarado, are on the trail. successfully disputed. Hl3 prospects there fore were bright.