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News was received yesterday by Cap
tain O'Brien of engine-house No. 2 of the San Francisco Fire Department that Chief Dennis Sullivan, who left here last Tuesday evening for the East, was taken so ill at Ogden that he had to abandon his Eastern tour. Chief Sullivan was going East to attend the annual convention of fire chiefs of the United States, and was accompanied by his wife and Mrs. E. Graney. It was his Intention to visit the large . cities of the United States and inspect their fire equipments. A few days before he left home the Board of Supervisors presented him a check for '¦ $1000 to defray his ex penses. FIRE CHIEF SULLIVAN ABANDONS EASTERN TRIP "Everyman," the powerful fifteenth century morality play, continues to preach its dramatic sermon at Lyric Hall, Eddy street. There will be a matinee to day at 3 o'clock and a performance this evening as usual. The play will be con tinued next week. "Everyman" and Its Lessons. Marriage Licenses. OAKLAND. Sept. 4.— The following marriage lleenres were issued by the County Clerk to-day: Manuel Phillips, 23 years old. and Annie Sullivan, 23. both of Marysville; Hugo A. Mulqueen, over 2U and Annie I. Kerney. over IS, both of Alameda; Christopher C. Chase. 65. .and Alice R. McFarlane, CO, both of Oakland; Robert V. Campbell, 25, and Annie E. Campbell, 23, both of Oakland; William J. Lancaster, 26. and Emma F. Orton. 20. both of Oakland; Charles F. Moore, 2L and Elizabeth H. C. Zessin, 25, both cf Oakland. ' ,_ The first intimation ' that the fond mother had of the distressing affair was when she heard her offspring crying in agony. She Immediately ran to the room and found the baby writhing on the floor. The empty cup lying alongside 'gave evi dence of the cause of the trouble. Dr. R. T. Scott was immediately called,' but despite his efforts the child dted at 3:45 p. m., a few minutes after havlne swal lowed the fatal potion. The Coroner was notified, but the body was not removed to the Morgue. The distressing tragedy occurred in the residence of the bereaved parents dm Ing the temporary, absence of Mrs. Wood beck from a room where sne had left the child playing on. the floor. A cup. con taining gasoline had been left on the washstand and the baby managed to se cure possession of it and drank a con siderable quantity of the contents. Little Leo Woodbeck Swallows Deadly Distillate and Dies Within Few Minutes. Uttle Leo Woodbeck. the 17-months-old infant of Mr. and Mrs. Woodbeck of 1066 Capp street, secured possession of a cup containing gasoline yesterday afternoon and swallowed enough of the deadly dis tillate to cause death within a few min utes. CHILD DRINKS GASOLINE •AND EXPIBES IN AGONY United States Senator Cullom, chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Af fairs, was the guest of honor at a lunch con given at the Merchants' Club yester day afternoon. About a dozen prominent members of the club were present- Sena tor Cullom, in response to a call, ad dressed the assemblage upon the Philip pine question, praising the work of the fommission and volunteering the prophecy that the administration would eventually place the new possessions on a sound po litical footing and solve the questions that at present appear vital to the future of the islands. The luncheon lasted for about an hour. SENATOR CULLOM IS GUEST OF MERCHANTS Judge Seawall yesterday sustained the demurrer of the California Society of California Pioneers to the petition for a write of mandate compelling It to restore Philip Goss to membership. He allowed the plaintiff ten days to amend his peti tion. Goss is the pioneer who was ex pelled from the society for alleged false statements concerning the date of his ar rival here. Sustains Pioneers' Demurrer. At that time McMullIn secured a di vorce on the ground of desertion. Mrs McMullin Instructed her attornoys to ap peal from the judgment in an effort to secure a new trial. In the decision of the Supreme Court, which was handed down yesterday, Justices Angellottl. Shaw, Henshaw and McFarland affirmed the decision of the lower court, while Jus tices Beatty and Van Dyke dissented. The McMullins were married In 1871, but the matrimonial state , was not con genial and in the latter part of 1877 they separated. In 1895 Thurlow McMullin was desirous Qf a reconciliation, .but his wife refused to accede to his desire and in 1898 the husband petitioned for a divorce, which was granted him on the ground of desertion. One of the most bitterly contested di vorce suits ever waged In California was ended 'yesterday when the State Supreme Court handed down a decision denying Virginia McMullin's appeal for a new trial of the divorce suit brought by her husband ln 1SD8. ¦_; ,->'?^ , ; ,--./..-.f/. 1 *f*. Bitterly Contested Matrimonial Case Ends With Decision Denying Petition for New Trial, GIVES FINAL JUDGMENT AGAINST MBS. McMULLIN Hair cutting, "."c; children hair cutting. 25c; hair singeing, 25c; pompadour hair cutting, 60c- shaving on Sundays and holidays. 25c; other days. 15c; egs shampooing. 35c; plain shampoo 25c; sea foam. 13c; whiskers trim med ¦ 25c; face massage. 25c: face massage with electric vibrator. 50c: honing razors. 50c: extras neck shaving, 0c: mustache curling, oc; extra 'hot towels. 5c each; and all extra work will be charged accordingly. At a meeting last night the Barbers' Protective Union adopted a new scale of prices. It is as follows: Barbers Baise Prices. The- entry list for the eighth annual regatta of the Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association closed last night at the Mer chants' Exchange. The entries in the 20 foot special class for the Law Cup are the yawl Kittlwake, the sloops Ruby, Mistral. Dewey and Zada. In the 25-foot class the sloops Discovery and Neva are the only entries. In the special yawl class Iola. Pilgrim and Gypsie. all of the California Yacht Club, with Royal of the San Francisco Yacht Club, are entered. I There S are five entries in the 30-foot class; the sloops Presto, Aeolus, Helen, Truant and Challenger. The entries in the 36-foot class are Harpoon, Emma and Edna of the Corinthian Yacht Club, with Jessie E of the California Yacht Club. The sloops Speedwell, Nixie and . Rover are entered in the 44-foot class. In the 55-foot class the sloop Annie is the only boat entered. Rollo Smith was appointed a Judge on the • windward stake boat Alice, and Frank Bartlett to the s.ime office on the leeward stake boat Kmilie. Two Dozen Boats Are Entered for 1 the Baces to Be Sailed on Ad mission Day. YACHTSMEN ARRANGE FOR ANNUAL REGATTA NEW YORK. Sept. 4.— The following Californians have arrived at the hotels: San Francisco — Miss Mulrooney. Miss P. Mulroonoy at the Cadillac; tJ C Walker. Mrs T. C. Walker, at the Man hattan: WW. Funge Jr.. -at the Hol land. A. Hilton and wife, at the Grand }i?\°Jl'' & S " A R °i h ' at the Hotel Bar tholdl; Mrs. Anderson, at the Earlinc ton; DA. Cords, Mrs. R. Cords, at the Astor House; Is,. Holmes, at the Grand Union: B. Levy, at the Herald Square- J. P. Stanley, at the Kensington. oquare> HoUand AnKele8 ~ A " B ' Ballard - at th e Californians in New York. Peter Condeuca, the 8-year-old son of Antone Condeuca, a cook residing at 73 Oregon street, was run over by an elec tric car at the corner of Broadway and Sansome street yesterday afternoon. The injuries resulted in death a few hours later. The boy, with his sister and two broth ers, was on his way home from school. He attempted to cross the street, but be came confused at the approach of a team j and ran directly in front of a passing northbound car. Before the motorman could stop the car trie boy was thrown under the wheels and mangled. An ambu lance was sent for and the child was re moved to the Central Emergency Hos pital. Both legs had been crushed at the hips and were nearly severed from the body. Drs. Bunnell. Murphy and Maher amputated both legs, but the boy died goon after the operation. The body was removed to the Morgue. George T. White, the motorman of the car. was arrested and was charged with' manslaughter when the police were not ified of the boy's death. Eight - Year - Old Peter Condeuca Meets a Horrible Death While Returning From School. CHILD IS BUN OVER AND KILLED BY ELECTBIC CAR R. H e WaiihJrtgton a 8 i New York i tt J Batteries— Patten and Drill: Howell Deer Ins. Puttman. McCauley and Zaluskey.' NEW YORK. Sept. 4.— In a double-header at the Polo grounds to-day the New York and Brooklyn teams broke even. Not a man on the local team got as far as first base during the first »!x Innings of the opening frame. The MCOBd came was called at the end of the seventh inning. Brooklyn winning. At tendance. 10,3iK). Scores: First came — R. H. K. Brooklyn •'. S . 4 New York 7 1 ';• ; ¦ ; 3 Batteries^ — Garvin and Rltter; McGlnnity. Warner and Bowerman. Second same— R. H. E. New York 2 5 . ' ,S Brooklyn 7. 10 I Batteries^ — Cronin and Warner; Schmidt and Jacklitsch. Umpire — O'Day. PHILADELPHIA. Sept. 4.— Philadelphia won two Barnes from Boston to-day. The vis itors played poorly ln both contests. Attend ance. aiOO. Score: First game — R. H. E. Boston 4 " 1O, : 4 Philadelphia 6 » 3 Batteries — Plttlnger and Moran; Mitchell Second game — K. H. E. PhhadelpMa ".'.'.'".'!.'.*.".".* """.*." tt 10 I Batteries — Malarkey and Moran; Dubbleby and I'coln. PrTTSBURG, Sept. 4. — Cincinnati's only nn was a gift In the fifth Inning, when Leever gave three bases on balls and forced the run in. Attendance. -5C0. Score: • If. Ti. Plttsburx .............. 3 T" 1 Cincinnati 1 4 4 Batteries — Leever and Phelps; Poole and Peltz. AMERICAN LEAGUE. DETROIT. Sept. 4.— Rhodes pitched his first and probably last game for Cleveland to-day. He was Ineffective In the opening inning and Detroit took a lead which the visitors could never overcome. Attendance. 1900. Score: R. H. E. Detroit 11 ik 1 Cleveland :; 7 4. Batteries^ — TVllson and Bnelow; Rhodes anj Abbott. WASHINGTON. Sept. 4.— Both Howell and Deorin* were wild and Washington won eas Hy. The game was called at the end of th«* first half of the eighth on account of dark ness. Score : , NEW YORK AND BROOKLYN TEAMS EACH WIN ONE NATIONAL, LEAGUE James Cahill. a well known pioneer of this city, died Thursday after a lingering illness. He was a member of the firm of Cahill & Brothers, stockbrokers. He arrived on the coast in the fall of 1850 and for many years was located at Virginia City. In 1S60 he came to San Francisco, where he has since resided. He was a native of Waterford, Ireland, and was 85 years ot age. . The funeral service will take place to morrow at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's Cathe dral, where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul. The interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery. • James Cahill, Who Crossed the Plains in Early Days, Passes Away. WELL-KNOWN PIONEER IS CALLED BY DEATH Louis Gomez, a roomer at i£G*i Pacific street, secured a warrant from Police Judge CabaniES yesterday for the arrest of Mrs. Annie Fernandez on a charge of r< celving stolen property, consisting of two gold watches, gold chain and charm, penknife and IS 75 in coin, all of the ag gregate value of $253 75. Gomez said the articles and coin were stolen from his room on August 24. He quietly made an investigation, which led him to suspect Jennie Fernandez. 9 years of ape. a daughter of Mrs. Fernandez, who lives in the same house. He said he taxed the girl with being the thief and she confessed that she had stolen the ar ticles and coin at the suggestion of her mother. She slipped into Gomez's room while he was out .on the day in question, and after securing possession of the property took it to her mother. Gomez made a demand upon Mrs. Fernandez for the return of the property, but she de nied that she knew anything about it, and he decided to have he-r arrested. Annie Fernandez was arrested last evening by Patrolman M. F. Joy at her home on Pacific street and booked at the City Prison. Five minor children, the youngest 2 years and the "eldest 8 years of age. were left at the house. The woman ivas hysterical when taken to the Hall of Justice, and was on the verge of collapse. Antone Fernandez, the husband, stated that Jennie, the eldest child, who had bf-en with Gomez, was forced to accuse her mother of crime by the impending fear of the lash. The child broke down after coming home and admitted that Gomez had forced her to make the con fession which landed her parent in Jail. Gomez is given an unsavory reputation by the police a"nd has been arrested sev eral times In the past. Mrs. Fernandez was released on $50 cash bail, furnished by friends. I % . ¦ Mrs. Annie Fernandez Wanted on a Charge of Receiving Stolen Property. MOTHER IS CHARGED WITH MAKING DAUGHTEB STEAL Mendocino County was represented by Assessor M. A. Thomas and other offlciala of that county. The assessed valuation in 1902 was $10,610,856. This year It Is $11. 127.172. There are nearly 300,000 acres of timber land in the county. The lumber mills have capacities of from 20.000 to 60,000 feet a day. A large area of the tim ber land has been sold for less than It was assessed. SACRAMENTO, Sept. 4.— Humboldt County was the first county up beforo the State Board of Equalization to-day. The assessed valuation of the county in 19rt2 was J19.041.331. This year it is $22,696. 62?. In answer to questions propounded by members of the board. Deputy As sessor II. F. Ferrlll said the lumber and dairy interests of the county were low for a number of years, but of late years have been coming up. The assessment roll has kept pace with values. Humboldt and Mendocino Counties Claim That Assessment Roll Has Kept Pace With Values. BOARD OF EQUALIZATION BECEIVES MOKE PBOTESTS During the evening speeches were made by A. R. Pease, M. Schlessinger of the Municipal League; Harry Mulcreavy, Judge Van Reynegom, Miss Mary Burke, Mrs. Tillman, Rev. Mr. Sanford of St. John's Episcopal Church and Rev. Mr. Duggan of the Stewart Memorial Church. The Building Trades Council sent a communication that It would be glad to receive .a committee and get a report of the association at its next meeting.. The meeting closed by a resolution of thanks being adopted to the press of San Fran cisco for assistance. The executive committee of the associ ation reported that it had collected sev eral hundred dollars which will be used as a campaign fund to pass the measure. The committee was instructed to select a suitable hall and time for a mass meet ing, the date thereof to be anounced later. The Mission Park Association held a large and enthusiastic meeting last even ing at Mission Native Sons' Hall on Sev enteenth street. Eustace Cullinan, pres ident of the association, was in the chair and made a clever opening speech, urging the members to use their efforts to carry the bond issue through in the coming election. He explained that a great im provement to the Mission district would be the passing of the bill authorizing the purchase of the old Jewish burial ground, bounded by Eighteenth. Twentieth; Do lores and Church streets. This 'and would be sold for &?j3.000 and would make a splendid public park. For sentimental reasons the owners would rather sell the land for a public utility than to have it used privately. Association Holds Meeting and En thuses Over the Coming Bond Issue Election. MISSION RESIDENTS WANT THEIR OWN PUBLIC PARK The many friends of Miss Emily D. Curtis of the California College of Ora tory, will h e glad to learn of her rcturrf home after an eight months' vacation, during which she made the grand tour of the globe, spending considerable time in Italy, France and England. Few Indies in the city havo a larger circle of ac quaintances than Miss Curtis, whose tal ents as a reader have given her a wide reputation, and her return home will be noted with the more pleasure by her friends since the experiences of her voy age have been both enjoyable and bene ficial, and she knows how to make the story of;, them thoroughly entertaining to all. • x Miss Leontlne Blakeman will be the guest of Mrs. Silas Palmer at Menlo Park during the cominc week. • ¦»--• * ¦¦.:'• Mrs. Gaston Ashe will give an informal tea for the officers of the Protet on Thurs day. • • • Miss Bertha Do'.beer, who has been spending the summer at Del Monte, is expected to return the middle of Sep tember. Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Postley are pre paring to leave for. a trip to New York shortly. Mr. and Mrs. Dupont Coleman have been residing with the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Barry Coleman, since their return from their wedding trip. The Barry Colemans have taken a house on Pacitic avenue for the coming season. Mr?. Center and Miss Bessie Center sailed on Thursday for an extended trip to the Orient. The Misses Edith and Kathleen Bull expect to sail on the 11th inst. for a visit to China and Japan, after which they will be the guests of Lieutenant and Mrs. Edward W. Robinson (nee Crowell) at Manila until after the holidays, when the lieutenant's regiment returns home. Mrs. Homer Klnpr gave an informal tea complimentary to the oilicers of the Pro tet on Thursday afternoon. The hostess was assisted by her daughters. Misses Genevleve and Hazel King, in dispensing charming hospitality. Captain Bent's regiment, the Thirtieth Infantry, has been ordered to San Fran cisco, and In all probability will replace the Seventh at the Presidio. A pleasant dinner was given by Mrs. Charles Lyman Bent on Tuesday evening complimentary to Mrs. Whitney, wife of the commandant at the Naval Training Station at Yerba Buena. After dinner the guests proceeded to the California Thea ter. Those in the party comprised Cap tain and Mrs. Whitney, Mrs. Daggett (nee Cohen, a sister of Mrs. Bent), Mrs. John Evelyn Page. Miss Queenie Russell, Cap tain Charles Howland, aid to General MacArthur: Lieutenant McCarthy, and Ernest Wiltseo. Mrs. M. M. Estee was guest of honor at an informal card party given by Mrs. T. B. McFarland yesterday at her home on Washington street. Miss Leta Galla tin and Miss Jessie McFarland kept the scores during the game of progressive euchre. Miss McFarland assisted her mother In receiving. Among the guests were: Mrs. William S. Wood, Mrs. Henry Crocker. Mrs. E. B. Pond. Mrs. W. C. Van Fleet, Mrs. M. P. Jones. Mrs. Adam Grant, Mrs. John Clarke, Mrs. Philip Gal pin and Mrs. Somcrs. The cheating of these students was practiced ln a daring way. The student of two years' standing was. a junior, who had a "condition" in an entrance require ment to make up. The applicant for ad mission was a bright young man and a friend of the Junior, who appealed to the applicant to assist him to make up the "condition." The applicant for admission consented to the scheme and during the matriculation examinations handed ln two papers, one for himself and the other for the junior. Their duplicity was detected when the* handwriting was compared. President Wheeler and Recorder Button refuse to reveal the names of the offend ers on the ground that they have already been sufficiently punished. The swift punishment dealt the cheats meets with the commendation of the stu dent body, and the college sentiment is voiced in an editorial by Richard O'Con nor, editor of the California, who says "the effect of the dismissals will cause many a wavering undergraduate to think twice before he cheats once." Summary expulsion from the University of California is the price that two stu dents had to pay for cheating in the ma triculation examinations recently held in Harmon Gymnasium. The sentence of President Wheeler was announced in t.ie form of a notice, which was published to-day on the blackboards in North and South halls. It reads as follows: "On account of dishonesty In recent matriculation examinations two persons have been denied the privilege of the uni versity — one a student of two years' standing, the other an applicant for ad mission, who otherwise would have been received as a student. By the president. "JAMES BUTTON, "Recorder of the Faculties." Berkeley Office San Francisco Call, 2148 Center street, Sept. 4. Allan Pollok. manager of the San Fran cisco Gas and Electric Company, leaves to-day on a five weeks' visit to the East ern cities. While in the East he will en gage help for the new St. Francis Hotel, of which he is to be the manager. Ensign F. H. Poteel, who, with Lieu tenant Symington of the New York brought to the city from Alaska the Gov ernment tug Fortune, which has been en gaged In making soundings for a new coaling station in the north, Is registered at the Occidental. John W. Mitchell of Los Angeles, who has been traveling abroad for several months with his wife, returned last evening and registered at the Palace. William P. Hammon, head of the com pany which Is extensively engaged in dredging for gold near Oroville, arrived in the city yesterday and is at the Palace. Stuyvesant Fish, president of the Illi nois Central Railroad. is now in the AVest and he Is expected to arrive in San Francisco during the coming week He is traveling for pleasure. John Rosene, manager of the Russian- American Company, which is operating steamers between Seattle and Its conces sions on the Siberian coast, Is staying at the Grand. Dr. G. F. Faulkner of Salinas Is at the Grand. T. J. Nolton, a merchant of Yreka, is at the Grand. Dr. G. A. White of Sacramento is a guest at the Grand. E. R. Graham, an oil man of Bakers field, is at the Palace. S. J. Harris, surveyor of Mariposa County, is at the I,Ick. M. J. Bride, a mining man of Nome, is registered at the Russ. W. L. Crawford, a mining man of Tuxpan, Mex.. Is at the Grand. H. Weinstock, the well-known mer chant of Sacramento, is at the, Palace. F. M. Buck, a prominent fruit grower of Vacaville, is staying at the Lick. Colonel E. A. Forbes, the well known attorney of Marysvillo, is at the Palace. J. F. Adams, a wealthy lumberman of Dubuque, is among the latest arrivals at the Palace. Kenny P. Fletcher, who is attached to the United States Legation in Peking, is at the Occidental. PERSONAL MENTION. There was a Caucasian baby show to night, which shared the attention of the spectators with the. other special features. Beginning next Monday night, the Oak Park vaudeville show will be one of the principal attractions at the pavilion un til the close of the fair. The attendance at the pavilion is steadily increasing, and the outlook is favorable for a successful season. At the pavilion the companies from Lincoln. Vallejo and Red Bluff partici pated in a prize drill content. The Judges were Colonel H. I. Seymour, Second In fantry, National Guard of California'. Captain John Zlttlnger, Company G, Sec ond Infantry, and Captain S. W. Kay. Troop B, cavalry. Lincoln won first prize, Vallejo second and Red Bluff third. SACRAMENTO. Sept. 4.— This was Pythian night nt the pavilion and the Sir Knights ln their showy uniforms thronged the great hall from the time it opened until the closing hour. There was a grand street parade of the Uniformed Hank and subordinate lodges, the companies par ticipating being from Sacramento, Oak land,"*Vallejo, Auburn, Lincoln, Red Bluff and Dixon. The uniformed knights were commanded by Major J. A. Predom of Auburn. At the head of the procession rode Governor Pardee, Lieutenant Gov ernor Aldeu Anderson, Mayor George H. Clark and Director Grove L. Johnson of the State Agricultural Society in car riages. the Frizes. Companies From Lincoln, Vallejo and Bed Bluff Carry Off PYTHIAN KNIGHTS GIVE A DRILL AT STATE FAIB MRS. M. M. ESTEE GUESTOF HONOR AT CARD PARTY President Wheeler Deals Out Swift Justice to Tricksters. "I never felt so ashamed of myself in my life." said little Johnnie Shean. who is a head shorter than his younger broth er. "My! but I'm dirty. Our mother is dead, and we left our father ln San Fran cisco about three months ago and went to St>okane to harvest. We wanted to go home and we didn't have any money. "We were trying to beat our way." The boys did not appear to realize Just what was going to become of them until the patrol wagon drove up. and then, with trembling lip, the younger boy turned to his brother and whispered. "We'll get the reform school for this, I'll bet" The boys said their father, Georg© Shean, was a miner, but didn't work at his trade. "There ain't no mines ln San Francisco," remarked Willie Shean by way of explanation. The boys were discovered in their hid ing place by a car repairer at the Union depot this morning at 7:23 o'clock, when the O. R. & N. train from, Spokane ar rived. PORTLAND. Or.. Sept. 4-— With eyes. ears and nostrils filled with ' dirt and sand. John and Willie Shean, 14 and 12 years of age, respect ively, were found this morning In the "cellar box," a coffln-like chest be neath a baggage car. where for more more than fifteen hours they had lain, breathing only the dust-laden air that filtered into their cage. Stealing rides from Spokane, hoping to reach San Fran cisco and join their father, the penniless lads took this desperate opportunity and eucceeded in traveling more than 400 miles on the way. Start From Spokane in the Hope of Beaching Their Father in San Francisco. YOUNG BOYS TRAVEL UNDER BAGGAGE CAS Governor Pardee has appointed Senator A. A. Caldwell of Riverside and Colonel J. L>. Schuyler of Los Angeles additional delegates to the congress. Governor Pardee Give's His Views on I National Irrigation Congress. SACRAMENTO, Sept. 4.— Governor Par dee to-day In speaking of the National Irrigation Congress, which meets at Og den, Utah, and which he expects to at tend, said: I believe this will be one of the most im portant gatherings ever called together in the rVufr. 8 ,?! ?° .^ tate has a dee P«r interest than California in the questions of Irrigation, water conservation and forestry which will be there discussed. I should be glad to see every county in thla i State represented at the Ogden meeting As Governor 1 was asked to appoint en i y dele /\ tes »n<l a"er considerable corre spondence I have selected twenty gentlemen, every one of whom has agreed to'be present at the congress. A majority of them are from the southern end of the State, where greater concern about irrigation problems is felt than in the northern and central regions. Rut the northern counties, many of which would be w,i .f hy more "tensive employment of mn,» i°?' are maklns a m'stake in not taking 2\ i? A" terest ln t he coming convention. I wish the newspapers would call attention to the fact. that, under the call for the congress nn i C ? U ., nt v y lB v entltled to two delegates to be appointed by the Bcaard of Supervisors, each city of less than 25,000 Inhabitants also to two delegates to be named by the Mayor, each cltv ?L^!£f er P°P uIat 'on to four delegates, each chamber of commerce or board of trade or real catVn " chan * e to two delegates and each irri •n^L *Rrlcu!tural association, society of engineers, agricultural college or university also to two delegates. I suggest and urge that tlTs ty n SU £r7'r rS - Mayora and the a g ssoX tlons named take advantage of their privilege end tha P t° w* "m'*™^" Wh ° Wl " attend - to thS .i V , , e may have a numerous and Influ of Ihe WeX t0 W ° rk f ° r the de ™ lo Pment HOPES MANY WILL ATTEND. W. F. Edwards of Anderson, Ind.. pres ent grand worthy chaplain, was elected grand worthy vice president- His suc cessor as chaplain Is Joseph H. Ellis of Minneapolis. A. E. Partridge of Aerie No. 1, Seattle, was elected grand worthy secretary. Edward I. Head of San Fran cisco was elected grand worthy treasurer, and "Hy" Davis, his predecessor as treas urer, was re-elected grand trustee, with Theodore Bell of Napa. Cal., D. F. McGln ity of Chicago. H. E. Norris of New Ha ven, Conn., and J. J. Kennedy of Buffalo. Edward Krause of Wilmington. Del*, grand worthy conductor, and John W. Sheridan, grand inside guard, were re elected. On the first ballot Sullivan polled 792 votes. Pelletier 729 and Henry ("Hy") Davis of Cincinnati 250. The two lat ter candidates, then withdrew, and the Congressman's election was made unan imous. A protest was made against the votes 'from Honolulu, which -were rep resented In proxy by the California del egates. As the Hawaiians were In fa vcr of Sullivan, his adherents fought vigorously until the California dele gates were permitted to vote for their distant neighbors. Cape Nome. Alaska, the State of Washington and Texas went solidly for Sullivan. The Congressman drew from all over the country, even the far Western States sending him a good vote. NEW YORK. Sept. 4.— Congressman Timothy D. Sullivan Is now the head of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, hav ing been elected grand worthy master at the convention in Tammany Hall to-day. The election was a most spirited one, and there was lively campaigning from beginning to end. Sullivan's election had been expected, but many Western con tingents favored the election of Vice President Pelletier of Kansas City, and waged a vigorous fight to place him at the head of the order. A letter was received from Governor Pardee of California to-day In which he expressed the warmest Interest In the coming congress and stating «that he would probably be present to take part in the. opening session. OGDEN, Utah, Sept. 4.— The GoYer nors of six Western States have so far notified the officials of the National Irlgation Congress that they would at tend the sessions of the congress at Og den this month. It Is expected that the executives of severat otner arid and semi-arid States will also be present. Those who have so far signified their In tention of being present are Pardee of California. Patterson or Wyoming. Sparks of Nevada, Peabody of Colorado. Morrison of Idaho and Wells of Utah. From every point of view poured concrete buildings are superior to those of every other type. They are monolythlc; the settlement of the ground beneath them is properly equalized by reason of tho . enormous stiffness of the structure; they consist practically of one ma terial, and variations of temperature cannot produce unsightly cracks: they become stronger with age, concrete forming an artificial stone on which the air has the effect of making it more solid, thus rendering It better than the best stone that ever came from a quarry. The concrete Is poured In forms around the st^el frame, the thickness of a wall for an eight-story building being about three and a half inches. This saves In floor space over brick and wood from one to two feet and the construction cin proceed very rapidly. Time, cost, durability, appearance and everything that goes to make up building advantages all favor this new method and Its general adoption is Inevitable. Steel and concrete ¦will be the building mate rial of the future. They are the only two ele ments possessing the durability and practica bility demanded in modern structures. Poured concrete or lime and cement mortar are pre servatives for the steel frame work, protecting It against rust and erosion, and combined they offer the only true fireproof material for struc tures. P. J. Donohoe, the architect, who was State expert under Governor Budd and who built the arena at Carson City In' which Corbett and Fitzsimmons battled for the championship, is In the city after an absence of several years In Seattle, where he now lives. Donohoe Is an enthusiast over a new method of constructing buildings. It is known as the "poured concrete" method, which has come Into general use in all the cities of the Northwest and bids fair to replace brick, atone and stucco facing In the future. . Donohoe is authority for the statement that __ many persons contemplating tne erection of buildings In this city will take a trip to "Washington, Idaho and Mon tana for the purpose of inspecting struc tures that have been built on this system, and he expects that In the future all im portant buildings here will adopt this method. The architect at Palo Alto, ac cording to Mr. Donohoe, has determined to employ this material In the future con struction of the university buildings. Mr. Donohoe said yesterday: Nothing more will be done by the City Trustees with recard to the franchises until the ordinances granting them to the Southern Pacific eczne up for second read- Ing at the meeting of the municipal leg islators Tuesday night. In the meantime the Bnard of Trade is moving to have the City Trustees enjoined from . giving the franchises and demanding that be fore such action is taken the matter be submitted to the voters to pass upon at a special el*>ction. City Attorney M. \V. Simpson has advised the City Trus tees that there is no power vested in them to enact such a law as the so-called referendum ordinance now on the city's statutes and that the City Trustees have no power to delegate to others the du ties they themselves are elected and em powered by law to discharge. Simpson holds that there is no law that author izes the cal'.ing of special elections to ob tain the popular will on any question. ALAMEDA, Sept 4.— General Manager Julius Kruttschnltt of the Southern Pa cific refused this afternoon to recede from the demand made to the City Trustees last night that if his company was to be cranted the two local franchises the one for the north aide line ba for fcrty-flve years and the one for the south side line be for thirty- three years, the unexplred terms of the corporate life of the roads. Four of the City Trustees— Presided J. F. Forderer. William M. Bowers, B. E. Coisbs and C. H. Ham mond — ¦went to San Francisco and con ferred with the railroad manager and At torneys J. E. Fculds and Frank Shay cf the law department of the corporation. Alameda's representatives tried to in duce Manager Kruttschnltt to accept the franchises for twenty-five year terms. In forming the Southern Pacific official that the people cf this city were strongly op posed to th« giving of franchises that would bind the municipality for nearly half a century. Manager Kruttschnltt explained that it was not the policy of the board of directors of the Southern PeclSc to accept any franchises for less than fifty years; that such is the life of the franchises controlled by the company la nearly every State in 'which it ope rates, and that the management did not wish to establish a precedent of accept ing franchises for shorter terms. He said it was the aim of the Southern Pacific directorate to put the lives of the com ra ay's franchises on a more uniform ba sis. For these reasons he reaffirmed his declaration that he could not and would not accept the local franchises for a shorter period than his has asked for. After considerable discussion Manager Kruttschnltt consented to have It stipu lated in the franchise for the south side line that no overland freight trains shall be cperated on that road. He would not agree, however, to having such a clause embodied in the franchise for the north side line. Manager Kruttschnitt asserted that his company intended to run freight trains on the south side road through the city, as is being done now. He stated that a survey for a cut-off from the South Pacific line to the Niles line, into Oak land had been made from San Lorenzo to Fitchburc and that the "sink" route and Hish-street trestle might be aban doned. According to Manager Krutt- Fchnitt, the cost of the proposed cut-off was estimated at J1S.M0, while it was fig ured that to rebuild the long trestle across an arm of San Leandro Bay east cf High street would necessitate an outlay of 555,000. COLLEGE EXPELS STUDENT CHEATS Walkirex seems unconcerned. His ac« tlons evidently are not studied, and the crime to which he has confesed has made no great impression upon him. Sitting half around In his chair, he views the crowd and evinces more Interest In them than In the'evidences of his guilt as It is read to the jurors. He makes no effort to prompt his attorneys, but he appears alive to what is going on around him. It 'was expected that his companion, Anna Ross, who Informed the authorities of the murder and showed them where the body had been hidden in proof of her assertions, would have been put upon the stand to-day. The reading of the confes sion, however, was lengthened out until It consumed the entire day, and court ad journed with Van Court still upon tho Etand. The- courtroom was crowded to-day with spectators attracted to the trial of Victor Walklrex. There was barely stand ing room. Nearly the entire day was spent In listening to the reading by Court Stenographer Van Court of his notes of the confession made by Walklrez imme diately upon his arrival at the City Pris on. There was constant sparring of at torneys over the admlsslbillty of the most damaging portions of th« statement, but little by Uttle the story was given to the Jury. . - Oakland Office San Francisco Call, 1118 Broadway. Sept. 4. The policeman returned with him to the scene of the robbery, but the thug3 had disappeared and up to a late hour this morning no trace of them had been found. shortly after midnight a pedestrian was startled as he reached the corner of Bush and Polk streets by the command: "Throw up your hands." He obeyed and under the persuasion of revolvers In the hands of two masked robbers handed over $40. He then obeyed an order to move on and as soon as a good distance separated him from the robbers he broke into a run which he continued until he met a policeman to whom he told his story. As soon as the first robbery was reported mounted police hurried along the park drives, but save meeting a new victim now and then their work was without re sult. Golden Gate Park was the scene of a wholesale raid of the thieves and two buggies, each containing two persons, and eix cyclists were halted by the flash of the desperadoes' guns, and In each In stance no argument preceded the handing over by the victims of belongings of more or less value. Two robbers, their features hidden be hind masks, perpetrated the crimes in the city's pleasure place. They worked rapidly, and before their first victim had had time to Inform the police of their presence In the park they nad despoiled their last victim and had made good their escape. No description of any value could be obtained of the robbers, all of the startled benefactors of the thugs not ing little but the. flash of the pistols of the thieves, the gruff command "Pro duce," the quick compliance therewith and the as quickly obeyed order to move on and not look back at peril of their lives. Footpads were busy In the city again last night, and while the extent of their operations is not yet known, they added a number of victims to their lists. BIRMINGHAM, Ala.. Sept. 4.-Four convicts wer« shot at Pratt Mine prison at 10 o'clock to-day In an attempt to es cape, the ¦wounded men being Tom Fay. shot in the leg; John Brewer, wounded in the back; Richard Kinn*b«ck, shot in the abdomen, and Thomas Melzen. wounded In the shoulder. Brew«r and Klnnebeck probably will die. All are white and were serving terms ranging from two to twenty years. They had secured a quantity of dynamite and blew an opening in one end of the prison. They ran through this and hurled sticks or dynamite at the guards. The latter opened flre with rifles and succeeded in preventing what might have been a wholesale delivery. J. H. Emery of Pike County, serving twenty years, was the only one to escape. The crowd was led by Tom Fay. who was the youngest member of the famous Mil ler-Duncan sang of safe-blowers. Eoard of Trade Prepares to Enjoin the Municipal Legislators. Citizens Quickly Obey Com mand to Hand Over Valuables. Crowd Throngs 'the Court room and Space Is at a Premium. California Delegates Allowed to Vote the Hawaiian Proxies. Claims It Surpasses \ Every Other Substance for Construction. Four Desperate Criminals Are Shot and One Gets Away. Preparations Being Made for' a Notable Gathering in Ogden. Railroad People Refuse Offer of Alameda Trustees. Congressman Sullivan Is Elected on Second Ballot; v Day Is Spent in Reading Negro's Confession of His Guilt. Masked Men Despoil Victims in Park and on Street. - Executives of States Going to Irrigation Congress. Poured Concrete, Says Donohoe, Is Coming Method. Convicts in an Alabama Prison Attempt to Escape. WANT LONG LIFE FOR FRANCHISES SIX GOVERNORS ARE TO ATTEND WALKIREZ TRIAL UNDER HEADWAY CHOSEN MASTER OF THE EAGLES NEW MATERIAL FOR BUILDINGS FLEEING FELONS HURL DYNAMITE HIGHWAYMEN MAKE A RAID THE SAN FEANCISCO , CALL, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1903. TOPEKA, Kans., Sept. 4.— Sarah and Gladys Hogan, daughters of Samuel Ho gan,. a Jefferson County farmer, fifteen miles northeast of Topeka, were burned to death last evening. The elder girl, of 1C years, had the younger in her arms and was lighting the fire with kerosene when the can exploded, scattering the flames ov« *riMt *Uiil Jren. Girls Burned to Death. Hen's Methodist League Excursion. The Men's Methodist League, an organ ization of the v Methodist Episcopal Church, will have an excursion to College Park at San Jose on Monday, September 7, In which all the churches are expected to participate. The day's pleasures will Include a concert in the College Conserva tory of Music, lunch served by the young ladies in Maple ' Grove and baseball on the- campus. Bishop Cranston will ad dress the assembly in the college chapel at 4 p. m. The train will leave Third and Townsend streets at 9:10 a. ni.. return ing It will leave College Park at 6 p. m. ST. JOSKPH, Mo., Sept. 4.— Samuel Ja cobs, a lineal descendant of Major Andre of revolutionary fame, is dead at his home here, aged 82 years. He was a civil engineer and surveyor and surveyed the route of the Chicago. Burlington and Quincy Railroad across the State of Iowa. He also was one of the promoters of the Kansas. St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad, from Council Bluffs to Kansas City. Descendant of Andre Dies. An audience that filled every part of the Young. Men's Christian Association audi torium listened to a scholarly lecture last night by Professor B. R. Baumgardt His subject was "The Latest from the Heav ens." Though the subject embraced sci entific explanations . of the planets. Pro fessor Baumgardt was often so humorous that science became to the layman an ex tremely Interesting study. There were moro than one hundred remarkable lan tern views from photographs taken at the world's 1 greatest astronomical 'observa tories. - - Gives Interesting: Lecture. Up to a late hour this morning 1 no news had been received, of • Chief . Sullivan's condition.. Those who know him' well say that he has been In need of an extended rest for some time.' Chief Sullivan will arrive this afternoon at '4:25 o'clock, and ¦ friends have made preparations for his reception, at his home on -Bush street. ¦ 10 Mahoney Indorsed. At a recent meeting or tne rnirty-ninth Assembly District delegates to the Demo cratic. Municipal Convention David I. Ma honey was endorsed for the | nomination for Mayor. The Indorsement was extend ed to Include Alfred W. Wehe for County Clerk. Harry ,C. , Wilber. was elected chairman of the delegation. The Demo cratic Convention will meet . at Native Sons* Hall, -\ on * Mason street, ."¦ Monday evening, September 14 THE CALL'S GREAT ATLAS OFFER Will close on September 24 1803, and all holders of Atlai Coupons are requested to pre- sent • them immediately, as this gTeat opportunity to secure on© of these splendid Atlases at The •Call's premium rates will be brought to a dose on Septem- ber 24.