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THE EXPOSE OF THE COUNTT CLERK'S PECULJAJl METHODS. Continued ; on Page - 2, Column - 4. ' ROME, April 9.— The Pope is again ill. He." Is- suffering' from extreme feebleness ind -.shortness of breath. . The Cardinals are : anxious ; over the' increasing lassitude of the Pontiff. POPE LEO IS . AGAIN ILL • AND EXTREMELY FEEBLE Condition of the Aged Pontiff Gives / the Cardinals Much NEW YORK. April 9.— Official .' an nouncement, was made to-day ,.of the dls sclutlon of the , Southern Pacific pool which" has. been' engineered by Keerie and the flrnv of- Talbot'J.. Taylor & Co. ; Tay lor made the"announcement.VHesald also that the .stock in the pool had been dis tributed. . .. " • •: . » .. t , Taylor confirmed the repoat that Keene is to take a trip to Europe. . ¦¦ ¦ SOUTHERN. PACIFIC POOL RETURNS STOCK TO 'i OWNERS ness trip to Eureka. She was 23 years old. Atthe'tlme of the marriage the brother .declared he woyld block any. attempt the unwelcome husband might make to get control of the young woman's Inheritance. . SOFIA, April. 9.— A conflict, lasting four days has taken place between the irisur gents and Turkish troops in the district of Melsho. The village of Berovo was sur rounded, and burned. Another fight oc curred near Opela. Insurgents and Turkish Troops Bat " .tie in Melsho. FIGHT LASTS FOUR DAYS. Not a week before the Reno wedding the first Mrs. Friedlander obtained a divorce. The husband, freed from the legal chains, lost no time in gaining the consent of Miss Hcrold to a speedy marriage. In the minds of the unfortunate girl's relatives, the fact that she had lately come into a fortune of $40,000 by bequest /from her father, is credited with having been a po tent force In hastening Friedlander to woo tind win the young heiress. At anv rate, Miss Hcrold disappeared Mr.«. Fi inlander was Miss Bessie llerold of Kingston. N. Y., who, during a r'.x months* visit with her brother, Isaac II. HrroSd. a Jeweler, residing at !317 Thirteenth avenue, became acquainted With Friedlander in San Francisco. He vas at that lime married, and employed •of a travrMnsr salesman by Kohler & <.'h?se In San Francisco. OAKLAND. April 3. -The suicide of ZIrs. liarry Krif>clandf r is a sad finale to a Hero murrJage which took place March 26 aga'nst ihe strongest opposition of the young woman's relatives In East Oak land. Young Woman's Marriage. JLelativcs Strongly Objected to WEDDIUG WAS OPPOSED. There .was. a large gathering of court, diplomatic and officials present, Including Embassador Storer ¦ and Mrs. Storer. Second Secretary Rives, j Military Attache- Harris, the British Embassarlor, Sir Frederick Plunkett. -and I^adv Plun kett and, the Duchess of Marlborough. ¦ VIENNA, April 9.— Emperor Francis Jo seph, assisted by eleven Archdukes, in the Hof burg to-day ' performed the ancient Holy Thursday ceremony of washing the feet of twelve, aged men. Their ages ranged from 92 to 99, aggregating 1032 years. The Emperor, first placed .llshes of food before each man, which tho Arch dukes removed immediately afterward, the viands being sent later to the men's homes. The • ceremony ended with the Emperor hanging a, bag containing thirty pieces of silver around each tnan's neck. The Emperor appeared to be in excellent health. ' . . ' Performs the Ancient Holy Thursday Ceremony Before Gathering of Court Officials. AUSTRIA'S' EMPEROR WASHES FEET OF TWELVE AGED MJ3N It is not difficult to discover traces here of uneasiness with regard to the Russian Government's real sentiments about the outlook In the Balkans. A few more ut terances t In the tone of those that have appeared lately in the Novoe Vremya, the Viedomostl and the Svet could easily change that f uneasiness into suspicion. Either the, summaries telegraphed to Vienna of'. editorials published in the St. Petersburg organs are inaccurate or Eu ropean intervention in the Balkans is be ing regarded in Russia as an increasing probable contingency. tate the most impossible thing in the world, namely, a manifestation, by Aus tria of independent Ideas. With regard to her- foreign policy, Austria may follow some other power, but it is almost ludi crous to believe that she will ever lead or try to. lead." '. the morning of March 25. She went away after telling her brother that she was go ing on an outing in the country. Sus picjon that all was not right was aroused by Miss Herold's failure- to return in the evening. Herold had known of the. rela tions existing between Friedlander and his sister, and he had tried . as best ¦ he could to break off the engagement, but to 'no purpose. Convinced that his sister had gone with the object of her infatuation to be married, Herold "communicated with Reno the day follow1ng,her departure, and his suspicions .were confirmed.., ';• After the couple returned - from Reno they went to San Francisco to live.-Fried lander had left with his 'wife on a busi- If Russia has lost faith in the possibil ity of a pacific solution of the crisis un deniably existing in the Balkans,- it. will be a disappointing blow, to this Govern ment. Austria-Hungary has hoped against hope that. the reform. plan would suffice to believe the contrary would be, . in the words of a very prominent member of the Reichrath, who discussed . the situation with me recently, "to prove oneself fatally Ignorant of this country." "Any move upon the part of Russia that would complicate the situation In the Bal kan peninsula." he added, "would necessl- quietude and the impression that European intervention . In; ,th« . Mace donian question is not such a total impos sibility as governmental declarations ¦would indicate have been accentuated hero by recent comment of the Russian press upon the situation. It is argued, perhaps not unreasonably, that If the well-known Severity of the Russian censor's department allows such indisputable pessimism to find Journalistic utterance, it must be solely because that pessimism Is shared In Government cir cles. It is to be hoped that his reasoning is incorrect. ;¦'•"; ~. VIENNA, April 9.— News from the Balkans Is as scarce a3 It. is gloomy. Curiously enough, the feeling of dis- v, -ipjj e general indications are that the scandal is yetin its Infancy, and that th'efe' has been not only carelessness of the worst type but. willful crime. De- Velopmenis "follow thick and fast upon "each 'other.'" Charges Of a startling char acter, nre beir.R heaped upon Mahony and he ; Is "trembling; beneath their weight. A .thorough, offlcjal .investigation' will be made, and- the guilty, must answer. All along the line the members of the "push" af.e scurrying' to cover. -Not a -man steps "forward 'td'deferfd the'accused'offlcial. He" -isleft alone to face the' storrii. ' The tax ' payers fare beginning to t ask . questions about the.- loose; methods of. the County Clerk. ; The Grand Jury is to be given an i 'opportunity' to ¦Investigate his manner of public ¦ affairs. His -deputes have 'resolved 'to make'a determined stand against any '-'further . : Illegal assessments'. And :Mahqpy. ia showing the awf u| strain. His ,vz!n. hopes that: his misdeeds could •be'-kept -froni- the public' eye -have van ished.* -Her realizes- that justice isadvanc ing relentles'sly • toward. 1 him._ The Call's 'exclusive acVbiint", of h;a "misdoings cre ated intense /excitement in^ political cir ,cles.yesterday. The crowd that buys and ¦sells; votes*, on-, election .day.. !'flxes" cases i-in-the'eourts' and*takes-a ''rake-off". f rom the sajaries of public officials was- the 'most' interested 'and' alarmed. ' Now that some of tthe .gigantic; frauds ; are /coming 1. into the'vlew of the people they" /ear lest the,- whole rotten, structure of corruption :fall .and' that good : government may . have an' inning.- But -they dare not rally for a .'battle;/'- ; ¦' ', ' '"'¦' ; 1TEW^ DISCOyERIES .ABE MADE. .* A- peculiar Juggling ' of the ' salary roll -by which' John* J. -Cassldy, an ; employe *of 'the United Railroads, was. benefited- to the v extent -of ' %M was made known yes terdayl \ ' Suspicious Irregularities " In the handling of documents .in .probate were JSI JET new and • a»toundingr ' /H /B facts 5n relation* to Albert I vU Ha ' ' a * lon y"* 'conduct j of ' the "I W ra County Clerk's ' office were *jL ' f -'JA: • brought to light yesterday. y™^0R some time I have been Jr"< cognizant of ; the, fact that . the County Clerk's office was conducted, to say. the^ least, in a .very'; deplorable ; manner.' Shortly .after my induction 'into office I. had .occasion | to. investi gate some of the actions of -the County Clerk; and;at that time felt- that* I* should take- 'sdme action in the-premises, but upon my trying to do - so r - 1 was re strained by Judge "Hebbard, .who decided that^ the County Clerk's office was a county office, and, therefore, the' Mayor had no jurisdlctiQn^o.yjer_it, notwith standing the fact, that .the mu nicipaiityof San' Francisco pays his ; salary 1 and' the entire, ex- : p'ense connected ¦* with ! the office.' This' morning "I ''notified r the Finance '. ' Committee, through Supervisor 'Horace Wiispn,~ to havo. its - experts .examine .the condition , of .the accounts imme diately. What action I will take I '¦ am not ; prepared :. to ' state .at th'o present time. . .' .< , -^ " - "^ . The expose made by The. Call this morning' cable' as: no sur prise to me,'but.I am glad tojsea that the condition of affairs, in thafoffice has at last been- made public. 'Had not Judge Hebbard issued the restraining' order fdr^ bidding- me to interfere -with the County Clerk, almost; a year ago, the. bad condition' of affairs ever since that time .would . not have' existed. - • '¦ '¦ ' ;' ¦ I ¦;•/ I am' told" that the office "is one year behind » in> its .work', and the excusa given for. the same that ; the County" Clerk has not. enough.help to i_' carry, 'on' the work.- . He upon, one occa sion applied 'to 'me for'addition al 'assistance) but after, investi gation I, found that' the .-depu ties he"' employed were incom petents," did; not 'devote', more than one-half -their. .time", to .the duties 'of -the; office, and there fore it was 'impossible for them to keep ,up- with.their ,wofk.' .It is no uncommon things also,' for court documents to entirely dis appear from the'omce," and liti gants j are . , thus \ put r to ¦ ,the trouble and | expense -of furnish in g new* papers. ' ~ ' ' *y '/¦:'; V I . hope .within a few-days |. to find .some means of .^correcting this evil.— -Statement - by Mayor Schmitz. ; ' . ' ' ', ¦•- •'- '¦; / Austria Begins to Suspect Her Ally of an Inten tion to Take a Hand in the Suppression of Disorder. KING FERDINAND OF BULGARIA, WHO IS CHARGED BY THE MIL ITARY PARTY IN CONSTANTINOPLE WITH SECRETLY PREPAR ING FOR ARMED CONFLICT WITH TURKEY. MAYOR WILL TAKE HAND IN MATTER W'her. it became obvious that the search v,^s deEtlard to be a useless endeavor, the vessel's head was turned northward cpalr: and she steamed here, arriving considerably after her schedule hour. Cut one conclusion was to be drawn from this distressing condition of things an.J It tras thai the woman bad gone overboard — accidentally, perhaps, ( but mere probably with suicidal purpose. The weather vrza clear and the sea fairly Eizooth !a the noonday sun. The Arctic T7=s hove to Jast off Shelter Cove and aft er*-:: r<5 she craised somewhat to the ctmthward. Those aboard watched -the walnr keenly for some object which might prove to be a. woman's body, but nothing rois encountered.: ."¦ Mr. Frif-diander, now thoroughly alarmed. Insisted that a second and, jf possible, a. aure complete search of the ship be made. With the assistance of offi cers and crew he probed into every nook and corner of the craft, but the energies nf all were expended fruitlessly. Mrs. Frictliander was not on the ship. CBTJISE FOR BODY. rroxa the vacant stateroom of the Friedlanders they proceeded to all other Epanaer.ts on the passenger deck, but the missing -Rife was nowhere in evi dence. Then the lover deck was given doss scrutiny and ihe noid iras peered imo. but not a si?n of the woman could tc round. Repealed calls of her name fcrci^hi no response The few otht-r passengers aboard were lnToi-rotd of the matter and were asked Tihtn thry had last seen Mrs. Fried- Jar.dcr. Their statements served to little purpose, for ;hc young bride h:id not been observed by any of them for a consider able time and they had not noted any thirg uc'jsual on board. The captain sought to calm the already iiistractcd hiirband by the assurance that Mrs. Fricdlander would be readily found Jn gome part of ths ship unfamiliar to lar.dstacn. The mo then started on a search through the vessel. SZA3CH OF VT2SSEL. This »UiTtlii5g information was brought to-ni£hf fcy the steamer Arctic, on which JJr. ar.d Mrs. FriedLaader tjoli passage Irozn Son Francisco yesierdar- When the -. easci "»ts cSC Shelter' Covci a Jiimlet about tiiirty smiles scath cf Cape llor.«2o dna. at noon to-day. Mr. Friedlandcr hurried to the bridge and excitedly in formed Captain Reiner that his wife had cmmlr&j disappeared. ECBEKA. April it— The suie'de of the bride in the tea off the Southern Hum boJdi cofisi is believed to have been the tragic tfenouenicnt oi the rapid love affair, has;y Reno marriage, and brief honey zn'jcn of Mrs. Hairy Friedlander. the rich > uues ¦woTua.n who a few months ago ck-h:c frcm New York to visit relatives in East Oakland. Dispatch to Ti- Cal!. Shortly after Uhe lynching affair. Mc- Daniel began to decline. lie gradually wasted away and it was believed he had consumption, but physicians could find no trace of tuberculosis. Neither could they determine what was the cause of the wasting illness. "When the dying man called his relatives about his bed he was extremely weak, but managed to tell a fragmentary story. ; It was to the effect that he was one of the mob that went out on a moonlight night in April, two years ago, to string up the flye men and boys whose presence the mob considered a menace to the country. "As we went to take the five away from the place of their detention," the dying man whispered to those gathered about. him, Hall; one of the five, dealtme a kick In the abdomen,* which was ttio cause of my. fatal Illness." McDaniel's participation in the " atro rious crime two years ago had never even been suspected. The trials of , the men charged with the murders had long ago been concluded, and the affair itself had become little more than a malodorous memory. But for these two years Mc- Daniel had gripped tightly his llfe-de stroylr.g secret and borne in flesperate silence the agony of the wound one of his victims inflicted. And finally, when death was- near and silence for safety's sake had become a mockery, the man spread clear the truth and repentantly passed from life. McDaniel was of. a family prominent in Modoc. His father owns 1000 acres of land near Lookout. The son rode the ranges after cattle and became a robust young rancher. He stood six feet tall and weighed over 200 pounds, MYSTERY OF ILLNESS. SUFFERS IN SILENCE. REDDING, April 9.— Strangely and ter ribly, as it were that an inscrutable, avenging fate had pursued him unpity ingly to his final retributive hour on earth, William McBaniel, a ycung man of Lookout, in Modoc County, died at his home there a few days ago. As . he was dying- MeDaniel confided to his relatives for the 'first time that he was a member of the band of merciless outlaws who lynched five". men and boys a£ Lockout in April, 1D&1. Then, for. the flratrtim«tal«Op ho -sjcplained j to , i hem the, ca-usa of his long-contiii'ue'd and. seemingly mysterious/illness. -A' blow in the abda» men. struck by one of the mob's vfctlms during a 'struggle at the; bridge gallows, had caused an injury which grew In se riousness until it became; fatal. -.,-'- Special Dispatch to The Call. Young Woman Who Wedded in Reno Believed to Have Ended Life. Blow From One of the Modoc Victims the Cause of Fatal Injury. Young Rancher^ Tells of a Terribie Re tribution. Death Ends Suffer ing of Lookout Lyncher. RICH BRIDE DISAPPEARS IN THE SEA «. Iftrs. Harry Friedlander Is Missed Off Hurnboldt. Tragic Occurrence on the Steamer Arctic. CONFESSION REVEALS HIS GRIM SECRET RUSSIA MAY LEAD THE WAY FOR POWERS TO INTERFERE IN THE BALKAN SITUATION FESTERDAY -a-as productive of many new and startling facts in regard to the maladministration of Comity Clerk Albert' Mahony. His misdeeds-are coming to light almost hourly and the end seems not far distant. The Mayor has ordered an investigation of his if nances and a complaint charging him with juggling public funds is about to be filed with the Grand Jury. Hisassociatcs-ltave fled to cover and, deserted and alone, he cringes before the terrific storm ieliich hisiirongdoings have caused. The people have commenced asking Superior Judge Frank Dunne to explain how it was that he allowed his records to bekcpt.inihc disgraceful manner that they were, lie declares that his clerks and the minutes of his court are no concern of his and that he is not responsible for the manipulation of entries. Lawyers cannot state whether there will be a jail delivery as a result of the exposures. The point is a new one ai:d must be left to the courts. - * . ..;,.¦./.¦.:,;¦•, :¦..-.' ¦..-:',;', y.-- ¦..: ¦'.-'>' ¦¦¦'-..''¦¦ WHIRLWIND OF SCANDAL WHICH IS SWEEPING COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE CENTERS ITS VIOLENCE ON ALBERT MAHONY, BUT PUTS JUDGE DUNNE IN A POSITION WHERE EXPLANATION IS NEEDED 7> HE Probate Department cf the ¦ County Clerk's office has generally been accredited with being freer of ""cause for scandal than any other under the regime off Al bert B. ' Mahony, but even in that there is . a system of "graft," as was readily admit ted yesterday by Edward J. Casey, the daputy in charge of the department, who is also a brother-in-law of the County Clerk. Casey admitted that hia clerks had been in the habit of receiving from attorneys extra f ees y for recording probate pro ceedings in appeal cases and in those /where a distribution of the* estate was desired. They also were allowed to make extra money for attending to posting notices and making affidavits of the same, which is usually as sessed at- $2 50. -It may be readily inferred that- in cases where fees were paid a prefer ence was given them over those which carried no premium. • It is due Cassy to state that attorneys who have business with this . department acquit him of having taken any fe»s • in cases which he handled per sonally, although he admits he knew that his subordinates were doing so. r * -'-'T^XX' *"' The bulk of the probate busi ness is more than three months behind in recording, and there i are many cases running as far back as January, 1002, that are still awaiting a place on tht records. i FEES TAKEN UNLAWFULLY BY DEPUTIES PRICE FITE CENTS. SAN FRANCISCO. FRIDAY. APRIL 10, 1903. VOLUME XCIII— NO. 131. The San Francisco Call.