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Tots Will Render
LITTLE ONES WILL DANGE AT ENTERTAINMENT
TO BE GIVEN BY ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR
of Music Will
Dancing Will Con
CAIRO. HI., May 22.— The monitor Arkan
sas departed for New Orleaiie at 2 p. m. "to
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Representatives from the local parlors
of -Native Sons of the Golden West will
meet . to-night to make arrangements for
the proper observance of California's an
niversary qn September 9. > . . ? : ; •
John August Kuschi, residing at Lorln
Station, Berkeley, was taken to the Har
bor Receiving 'Hospital last evening, suf
fering from contusions of the scalp and
a badly lacerated car. He fellon a mar
ble stairway and produced the Injuries
described. Kuschi is a collector of epec-
Imens for the Academy of Sciences.-
Injured by a Fall.
The matter of the Chinese passenger
who was allowed to escape from the Gov
ernment transport Logan on May 14 has
been referred by Customs Collector Strat
ton to the authorities at Washington.
United States District Attorney Wood
worth will institute suit against Captain
Stetson, the master of the transport, to
collect the penalty of $500 provided in
such cases. The Chinese was a servant
of one of the military officers on board.
Captain Stetson Sued.
Thieving Sailors Held.
Martin Anderson, Charles Jansen and
Fritz Harmoninsr, members of the crew
of the United States revenue cutter Bear,
waived examination yesterday before
United States Court Commissioner Hea
cock and were held to await the action
of the Federal Grand Jury on the charge
of having stolen a pair of gum boots val
ued at $6. Their bonds were fixed at $500
each. Jansen has confessed.
Help Received From Many.
Eighteen hundred subscribers contrlb
vled to the fund for the cancellation of
th<» Young Men's Christian Association
building mortgage, which was burned by
President Roosevelt last week. The orig
inal mortgage was for $107,000, but $2500
was left to»the association by the will of
the late L. P. 'Drexler. which was ap
plied on the principal, reducing the mort
gage to $104,500. There was also a note
held against the institution by the estate
of the late George W.'Gibbs, amounting
to J6200. which with accrued interest,
made the total indebtedness $116,000. When
the building enterprise was started
George W. Gibbs headed the list with the
mrnillcent subscription of $50,000. On
the day before the dedication of the
building Mrs. Gibbs presented Mr. McCoy,
general secretary of the association, with
the note held against the organization,
witr. the accrued . interest, thus supple
menting the grand work of Mr. Gibbs and
enabling the association property to be
dedicated free of all indebtedness.
New, Warrants Cause Trouble.
t An alternative writ of mandate return
able before Judge Sloss May 29, compell
ing Auditor Baehr to audit the April sal
ary-demand of Justices' Clerk George S.
McComb, was Issued by Judge Murasky
yesterday on complaint of McComb. The
suit is brought to test the correctness of
Baehr's '. views on the new warrant for
salaries provided by the last Legislature.
CUT BY FALLING MIRROR.— Otto Thude.
a barber, residing at S21 Liberty street, while
cleaning a large mirror in the barber shop at
470 Ninth street yesterday, t had his scalp se
verely cut by the mirror, which fell from its
fastening. His injuries, which consisted of
four-d*ep irashes on the head, were dressed at
the Emergency Hospital.
Mrs. M. Murphy, wife of a painter re
siding at 301 Montgomery avenue", called
Policemen Herllhy and Bokerllch to her
room last night and requested them to
search for her husband, who she thinks
committed suicide. 'The woman's story
is to the effect that during the evening
Murphy produced a two-ounce bottle of
what is supposed to have been laudanum
and drank it. He then left the house,
saying he was going to jump from the,
wharf. Murphy had been drunk for four
das-s and his wife is 111 and absolutely
without means. She said she had eaten
nothing since Thursday morning.
May Have Killed Himself.
Z. F. Colby, who died on the 19th inst.
ami was buried yesterday under the aus
pices of Apollo Lodge of the Odd Fellows,
v.'a* one of the pioneers of this city, hav
ing come here more than fifty years ago. I
For thirty years of that time he was en-!
gaged In business In the Mission and was j
a prominent member of the Republican i
party. He was a native of Ohio, 72 years
Pioneer Laid to Rsst
Judge Seawell yesterday rendered a
judgment for $33,000, with $5000 interest,
against Jerome V. Stanford, nephew of
the late Leland Stanford. The judgment
was granted on complaint of Frank B.
lxjwn, executor of the will of Mary E.
Stanford, sister of the defendant.
Stanford was the principal owner ! in
the wallpaper firm of G. W. Clark & Co.,
which went into Insolvency several
months ago. A short time after the death
of Senator Stanford Mary E. Stanford
loaned him $33.(M) of the $100,000 legacy
she received under the will of her uncle,
it being his intention to invest it for her.
He did so and lost it, but rendered no
account, and upon her death her execu
tor filed' a suit to compel him to do so.
Nephew of Late Senator Must Ac
count for Loan Received
From His Sister.
GETS JUDGMENT AGAINST
STANFORD FOR LARGE SUM
Two very pretty features will be given
by pupils of Miss Hilma A. Buttlar— a
court minuet by eight little ones in colo
nial costume and the singing of "The
Bamboo Tree"— both of which numbers
promise to be unusually attractive.
The programme for the evening will be
Piano solo Mr*. Charles NVale
Sketch Miss Ethel Abbott and Henry M1U3
Star, to take place Friday even
ing, May 29, at Maple Hall, and indica
tions are that it will be a most Interest-
Ing affair. A varied programme has been
arranged by the committee in charge, of
which Mrs. Charles Poulter Is chairman.
OAKLAND, May. 22.— An entertain
ment has been planned by the
members of Oakland Chapter
No. HO, Order of the Eastern
Blacksmith' Shop and Adjoining
Premises on Mission Street :
Are Total Losses.
By a flre which broke out at 1:30
o'clock this morning the blacksmith and
carriage shop of William F. Murasky at
1139 Mision street and a small building
adjoining it, occupied by J. Leerer as a
depot for second-hand lumber and build
ing material, were nearly entirely demol
The flre is supposed to have started
from a smoldering spark emitted- by the
forge during the daytime. When the
blaze was discovered It had gained such
headway that it was deemed advisable to
turn, in a second alarm.
Some horses In a barn in the rear- of
the burned premises were rescued with
difficulty by the firemen. ,
The blacksmith shop and contents, as
well aa the premises next door, will be
total losses and it is. Ktated that the
damage will be several thousand dollars.
BRISK FIRE BREAKS OUT i
AT EARLY MORNING HOUR
....Charles A. Xcale and Howard' 'f»yler
Ballad. "The Bamboo Tree"
fly pupils of Ml»8 Hllma A. Buttlar: MiMes
Marguerite Mau. Ethel Smith. Mario Rem
illard. Wandu Griffin. Marllla Gilbert Ed
na Passmoro, Helena IUuk, Margaret
Jackson. Ada Belle Butt'ar Etta Kurtz
By Master Freddln M&u and the' Misses
Kather William*. Wanda Griffin Beatrice
Dexter Chllds. Renee Olivieri, Hazel Han
sen, Marguerite Mau. Ethel Smith.
The entertainment committee consists
of Mrs. Poulter, chairman, and Mesdametj
Cushing, Tillson, Tnyler, James, Broder,
Sharpe, Williams, Baumgartner, Lulu S.
Braun and Messrs. Poulter, Braun. Wood,
Hoffman, Williams, Cushing and" Tillson!
Dancing will conclude the evening's en
tertainment, the floor committee including
Messrs. Braun, Hoffman and Major Poul
Some years ago the California Club had
an exhibition of California art at thft
Mechanics' Pavilion that was much ad
mired, and Is declared by Commissioner
Filcbe'r to have been the best of its kind
ever given in this State. That set the
pace, and it la believed that under the
stimulus of the world show at St. Lou^s
a great effort will be made.
A letter was received at the headquar
ters of the St. Louis commission yester
day that Fred W. Tavlor, chief of the
department of agriculture and horticul
ture, and Walter B. Stevens, secretary of
the board of directors of the exposition,
will come to the coast soon to confer with
the California Commissioners.
The aid of the women In California is
to be eagerly sought to make the exhibi
tion of California at the St. Louis expo
sition all thai It ought to be. Commis
sioner Filcher is morally certain that
without the aid of the women much will
be omitted that ought to be included in
the collective exhibit that California will
present at St. Louis for the admiration
of the world. Accordingly Commissioner
Filcher will indite a letter directly In
which the California Cluo or some other
organization in California will be invited
to confer with the Commissioners.
Filcher Hopes to Enlist Them in
Making California's Exhibit at
St. Louis Complete.
AID FROM THE WOMEN
CLEVER LITTLE DANCERS WHO WILL TAKE PART IN THE ENTER
TAINMENT TO BE GIVEN BY OAKLAND CHAPTER NO. 140, ORDER
OF EASTERN STAR. AND THEIR TEACHER.
. ivOS ANGELES. May 22.— Clinton N.
Hierry. general solicitor of the Santa Fe
Hallway wptupSXty west of Albuquerque.
<:U:d shortly after midnight at his home
M this city of heart disease. He leaves
n. wife and four children.
Sudden Death cf a Railroad Man.
The Albanians were known to have
been planning to attack the Servian mon
astery at Dechanl, near Ipek, containing
Russian monks, and on the Kusslan Em
bassy's representations the palace au
thorities have promised to send troops to
protect the monks.
The warlike sentiment against Bulgaria
is increasing In military circles and great
activity is displayed by the War Minis
try. A division of reservjHt at Kaisariyeh
is about to i>e called out for active fcerv
ice. Apart, however, from the probable
intervention of the powers, the Sultan
will not permit a conflict with Bulgaria.
It Is reported that a Servian revolution
ary band is assembling on the frontier
with the object of invading Ottoman ter
ritory at Kossovo and Inciting the Ser
vians to rise against the Government.
SALONICA, European Turkey, May 23.
— Fighting is reported to have occurred at
Dorujan, sixty-eight miles north of here.
Bulgarian bands aggregating 2600 men
recently crossed the frontier and will
operate in different regions of Macedo
nia. It is rumored that disturbances
have taken place at Seres.
CONSTANTINOPLE. May 22.— The sup
pression of news from Albania engenders
the belief that the Government plans for
the pacification of that part of Turkey
Jealousy. It Is said. Is responsible for
the attempt which Mrs. Ada Hunter, wife
of J. O. Hunter, a carpenter, made this
morning to end her life with laudanum
at the Hunter residence. Elrahmst. That
the despondent woman's effort was un
successful was due to the timely call a
neighbor, Mrs. E. M. Force, made, and
the prompt i attention given by Dr. K.
When Mrs. Force arrived the suicidal
dose had been taken, but Us action was
not fast enough for Mrs. Hunter, who
was searching about her bureau for a
pistol. She insisted that she loved her
husband but wanted to die. FrJands of
the woman said she was the victim* of
neighborhood gossips and that rumors
had reached her ears that had caused her
After the physician had treated the
woman he pronounced her out of danger.
She was cared for by friends until her
husband arrived from worK this evening.
The Hunters were married two years
ago in Missouri. They formerly resided
at 2C7 Ninth street. Hunter had been em
ployed by Dr. A. Sander.
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,
1118 Broadway. May 22.
Fighting Is Reported at
Dorujan, North of
Coburn at present I? away in Chicago,
where he is riding. Neither he nor his
wife is 20 years of age yet. It Is under
stood that satisfactory arrangements have
been made with young Mrs. Coburn and
that she will leave shortly for her home
In Tennessee, and that she will not con
test the suit when It comes to trial.
It v.as only a short time ago that she
disappeared from tne Coburn home here
and was cone for several days. Numer* !
ous rumors were started as to what had
become of her, but she bobbed up serene
ly one day and said that she had been to
Young Mrs. Coburn is at the present
time living with her mother-in-law In this !
city, who has Been that the girl has been
fully protected throughout the entire af
The younfj, horse pilot met his wife while
following, the circuit last year at New
Orleans. In his complaint Coburn alleges
infidelity as the ground for bringing the
"Monk" Coburn, the jockey, has had
his mother bring a suit of divorce for
him against his wife, Emma K. Coburn,
whom he married last December. Coburn
Is not yet of age and cannot bring the
suit mmself. To this end proceedings were
begun to-day in Judge Melvln's depart
ment and-_Mrs. Mary A. .Coburn. his
mother, was appointed Coburn's guardian
ad litem and the divorce complaint was
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,
1118 Broadway, May 22.
Takes Laudanum, but Is
Saved by Prompt
Young Jockey's Mother
Brings Suit in His
TRIES TO DIE
STUDENT ATHLETES MEET
Ili FRIENDLY COMPETITION
Annual Field Day on the Campus of
Hitchcock Military Academy,
Near San Rafael.
' EA2C RAFAEL* May 22.— The Hitchcock
Ullltary Academy students held their reg
uiar annual field day upon the campus
this afternoon. Many prominent society
j'-ople from San Francisco were present,
and the aifair was a social as well as an
athletic success. W. F. Collins won the
< h;iTr:rionphip cup for the best all-round
athlete. Frank Hoover won the special
' prize for the best batting average. The
Throwing baseball farthest for senior*. Roy
Booster; .%0-yard dash for seniors. E. Evani;
r-.arrrr.cr throw. H. Baldwin: broad Jump Icr
• r<ri\ort W. Joueu: ehot put. XV. V. Collins;
':<«>-ya.ri run. »enior». 1* Stonnebrink; 220-yard
r-jn * junior*. W. JouCt; broad Jump, senior*.
K. Evan*; bugling cortest. M. Hitchcock;
''.i-.-n^'.nt: baseball farthest for Juniors. C. M.
Mubas: .'lO-yard run. under 12 years, B. S!ra»;
100 yatd run. Junior. W. Jouett: hiffh Jump.
»T.icr*. L. JUormebrink ; 120-yard hurdle, K.
Kvan*; pole vault. W. F. Collins; one-half mile
T^-n L. Stormebrink; three-legged race, L.
Siona'briiJk an<l M. Griffith.
ST. JOHN'S PARISH WILL
HOLD PICNIC AT EL CAMPO
Arrangements Are Being Completed
for an Enjoyable Outing on
Bunker Hill Day.
The annual picnic and reunion of St.
John's sariah will take place this year
at El Campo on June 17. Bunker Hill day.
Tickets are sellins rapidly for the outing
and several useful prizes are being se
The various committees in charge of
the programme are working with energy
a'nd zeal in forwarding their respective
departments, so that all things point to
a successful and enjoyable occasion. Fol
lowing is a list of committees:
Honorary chairman. Hev. W. Cleary: acting
chairman. Benjamin Burns; treasurer. R«v. W.
J Butler; secretary. Major Joseph Weaplear.
Printing— N. Weinhoiz. T. Cullen. Lieutenant
Music^-P. ClalTy. J. Mitchell. Rev. W. J. But
ler. Major Weaplear.
DanctnK — Major Wesplear. floor manager; as
sistants. Lieutenant Curtln and B. Burns.
Press — J. Murphy. J. McCaftery.
Floor — J. Mitchell, O. Weinhoiz. T. Greely. J.
Denniion. G. Taffe. P. daffy. T. H. Hullng.
Sergeant T. Hurly. Sergeant W. Le«. J. She
han. L. A. Taylor. William McKeon Jr.
Gate — Captain E. O'Connor. William McKeon,
G. Monille. J. JlcNfrney, T. Cuilen. D. Oronln,
T R. Hullng. J- Flnnegan. J. Murphy, N.
Weinhoiz. T. Pantry. George Richardson.
Games — N. Weinhoiz. D. Cronln. J. Blythe.
J. Murphy, T. Greely. T. Whearty. J. Mitchell.
T Cullen. G. Monille. J. Finnecan. Austin
O'Brien. T. R. Huling, D. Clarke.
¦ Jig dancing — J. Murphy. D. Cronin. J. Mc-
Caffery. P. Claffy. P. Grady. J. McNernly.
Thomas Mlnnchan. J. W. Cherry.
Clergyman and Convert Drop Into
Santa Rosa Creek and Nar
rowly Escape Drowning.
SANTA ROSA. May 22.— Two men. both
• ' whom were exceedingly large, were
•r.Toughly drenched yesterday afternoon
i'i the waters of Santa Rosa Creek. The
irrsmfrslon of one of the men was the
object which took them into the water,
": -;:i !h«* durking of the second was pure
• !y accidental.
Elder T. J. Arnold is pastor of the
Holiness church and weighs about 2S3
pous4& Among recent converts to his
belief was an elderly man
.-...med Batten. After Batten's conversion
• his baptism was in order. For this pur
•^se a small coterie of members of the
Holiness church drove out on Santa Rosa
<.:o<k. several miles from this city.
Thursday afternoon. Elder Arnold and
I'atten proceeded into the stream, and
k£ter a prayer the new convert was im
mcrsed by the elder. When the attempt
\ias made to raise Batten the elder lost
;.s balance and fell on him, sending him
to the bottom of the stream for a more
k< neral immersion. Both of the gentle
men floundered in the water for several
minutes, and the spectators were prepar
ing to jump into the stream and assist
tften when Elder Arnold regained hi3
footing. He quickly rescued Batten from
.the -water. The latter was more dead
than alive when taken out.
NEARLY ENDS IN TRAGEDY
A programme of dances followed, which
kept the many present together until mid
night. The several committees were
composed as follows:
Reception — Mrs. C. T. Baiter. Mrs. H. M.
Oreene, Josephine Bob. Mrs. a. Decker. May
Brady. Gussle Kerrigan. II a: tie CTNeil. Au
Floor manager — Alice C. Tlcoulet. Assistant
manager — Belle O'Brien.
Floor committee — Etta O'Brien. Etta E.
Long Emma Benin*. Mollie T. Long. Annta
Worth, Mrs. M. Sheehan.
Overture, orchestra; barytone solo. Oscar
Frank; contralto *'->lo. Miss Lal'.ian Wilson; so
prano solo, Misa Ella Wal3h; bass solo. Frank
W. Thompson: contralto solo. Miss Ktt»
O'Brien: recitation (selected). Miss Oenevleva
Clark; N". D. O. W. «. :art*t — Miss Etta Welch.
first soprano; Mhn» BHle O'Brien, second so
prano: Miss Lillian Wilson. Crst alto; Mia*
Etta O'Brien, second alto; W. J. Hynes, hu
rrorist; Spanish dancing. M!ss Belle Laurler
The members of Buena Vista Parlor.
Native Daughters of the Golden West,
gave an Interesting vaudex'llle and musi
cal entertainment last evening In Native
8ons* Hall in aid of its fund for the re
liei of members who are ill. The hall
was prettily decorated, the color scheme
being deep red. relieved with hanging
baskets of ferns and bunches of huckle
t«rry- The stage was a mass of living
plants. The programme Included the, fol
Raise Funds for the Relief
of Sick Members.
Pleasing: Entertainment Is Given to
BUENA VISTA PARLOR
The boat In which he made the perilous
trip Is now exhibited among other objects
of national note In Washington, D. C.
VAX.LEJO. May 22.— Chief Gunner "Wil
liam Halford, U. S. N.. who has been on
duty at the magazine at the Mare Island
Navy Yard for the past ten years, hav
ing reached the age limit, has been placed
on the retired list and with his family
will make his future home In Oakland.
The retirement of this heroic old veteran
recalls one of the tragedies of the sea.
In 1ST0 the United States sloop of war
Saginaw was wrecked on Ocean Island.
The crew was threatened with starvation.
The ship's gig, of which Halford was
then cockswain, was decked over, pro
visioned and started for the Hawaiian
Islands, 1400 mllas distant, to secure re
lief for the stranded mariners on Ocean
Island. Halford was one of the crew of
six that manned the relief expedition and
he was the only man of the six to reach
the Hawaiian Islands alive. His strength
and fortitude rose superior to intense pri
vations and sufferings. For his heroic
work Halford was appointed a gunner in
the navy, having declined to be named
as a master on the retired list of the ser
Special Dispatch to The Call.
. A.banouet and ball vu being held in
At about JO o'clock the elevator with
a load of thirteen passengers started for
;!:t- bancuet room on the sixth floor.
When between the fifth and sixth floors
the ftecl cable snapped and with a re
.• ::::ui;;g crash the car dropped with its'
•ad of human freight. It smashed
;.:*>ugh the floor above the cellar of the
. :::fiir.p and was stopped by a braced post
f wood three feet below the first floor.
•' this position the passengers were jam
med under broken timbers and twisted
'••!. jet none might have been killed
"Jiad not the heavy Iron balance weights,
&el£Mns a ton. come crashing down upon
• Im m. Miraculously, all but four were
• nble to scramble out. The others were
v.r.ioned under the heavy weights. The
foor were crushed almost bevond recog
• riTTSBURG. May 22.— One man and
\l.roe •women were killed and five or alx
•::jured to-night at 102S Fifth avenue, a
i uildirxg; occupied by a dancing academy.
1 he breaking of a wire cable caused the
• levator ca^e to drop fifty feet.
The dead are eo badly disfigured that
i-Jer.tiSeatifti has been impossible up to
midnight. On the body of one of the vic
tims was found a railroad ticket bearing
the name Catherine Curtln.
Among the Injured are:
Harry Upton, aged 2. hurt Internally.
•Miss Kate Flanlgan, aged 27. suffered
Albert Myers, 20, fractured leg.
M^s. L«u!u PostUwalte, scalp wound and
Chief Gunner Halford Reaches
Age Limit and Leaves
Ton of Iron Balance Weights
Falls Upon Imprisoned
• . Victims.
Hero of Saginaw Wreck
Retires From Naval
Cage Drops Five Floors
-. and Crashes Into
OF SEA TRAGEDY
FOUR ARE KILLED
IN AN ELEVATOR
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, MAY 23, 1903.
Others Will Sing
Pears' soap is dried a
whole year. That's why it
lasts so. It wears as thin
as a wafer.
Sold atl over the worli
That's Postum's Job.
The rapidity with which pure food and
¦ <3rink will win a hard battle against ill
health makes people 5tare sometimes. The
most wonderful medicines in the world
ma;/ be tried without success so long as
'.he body 1? Plugged with coffee. After
lying ten months In bed from his third
Rttack of la e*ippe. a gentleman of
I'rio'seport, Vt., recovered his health al-
-rm>.-t entirely in two weeks by leaving off
cbfTec and drinking Pos-tum Cereal Coffee
«t meal times. He cays:
•1 was reduced in weight from 3») to
*bout 190 pounds and thus remained a
jj.^>r. helpless skeleton for eight months,
not withstanding my physician's liberal
jir< "criptions, besides many boxes and
Lottie? of extensively advertised remedies
und dozens of bottles of malt and other
•'Finally In Apt II I stopped using coffee
er.<i other drugs and medicines of every
k*tid and adopted a diet of plenty of Pos-
t'jui and Grape-Nuts. To my surprise in
¦a short time I was able to eat and digest
*-oft boiled <?cg» for breakfast and beef
FU-ak for~Y3Inr.cr. I gained flesh and
•¦On the afternoon of June 9 I walked
out of my residence for the first time in
tf-n months and nine days. Two weeks
later I Jcft the city for my boyhood's
home in the old Green Mountain State,
where I am now living in better health
ii.nd strenjrth "than I have had since ray
!irn attack of la grippe in 1S?2. I regard
t::y case as having been hopeless 6O far
n« medical science was concerned by rea-
Bon of heart failure, nervous prostration
/•.nd. as my physician termed it, nearly
total paralysis of certain internal organs,
but found all this was caused by coffee
"Before I found Postura I was 70 years
rid. now I feel 7ft years young." Name
Krriished by Postum Co., Battle Creek,