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LAYING THE CORNERSTONE OF-MERCHANTS' EXCHANGE BUILDING AND OF^IGIALS WHO PARTICIPATED
Germany sells the United-States near
ly $8,000,000 worth of beet sucar a. year.
Pocket • books. ' wrist bags, ¦¦ letter! and
card -'cases.' 'bill .'books, . cigar, cases^arid
manicure sets i for: Christmas. . Lettered
free.". Sanborn. Vail" & Co. / ~ , •• '¦ .
-PAN JOSE, "Dec. 34.— "The Bohemian Girl"
soon will 'be 'presented by .the San- Jose Oratorio
Society. This is the first time the society has
ventured lnto- j grrand j opera, j j Rehearsals are
now" being < held.- ¦:¦¦':¦ : ¦¦• . ¦ •¦--";,¦• **t' ?v -<\I
Beaupre Will Ixsave Bogota.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.— Unitec
States Minister Beaupre has reportet
to the State Department from BogotJ
that 'everything is quiet there and hi
sees no occasion to postpone hls;!eavi
of; absence. He will start at once fo:
the .United State/ '
California calendars and art souvenirs
for' the' million. " Sanborn,' Vail' &' Co., 74 1
Market. st. •- -~ •-
FA?« JOSE. ' Dec. 14.— E. D. Crawford to
day" commenced a suit In the SurArior • Court
i.pa!n>-t the Mayor and City Council to compel
th«m to : i.ive him an electric franchise for
which he r.as the highest bidder last week. A
temporary injunction was granted by JudKe
Tuttl/( restraining the Council from again eell
ins the franchise. ¦ ' •• . • '
STANFORD UNIVERSITY. Dec. .14— Or-'
Kanlst Joseph Smith ol Trinity Church,' 8anta'
Barbara, has been -appointed organist or the
Stanford Memorial Church during: the ab«ence
of Arthur Scott Brook, who ha» been plven "a
six months' leave of absence to play at the St. •
Louis' Exposition. -'..'•'¦>"> ¦•- -„-;
i SACRAMENTO. Dec. 14.— John ' Gebhardt.
vrat'ehman, . and John 'Splroto.? deckhand- of -the
river ' steamer lied ¦ Bluff, j were ¦¦ drowned • hero
to-ntBht. ' The men were working at. the anchor
on the bow ',of .the , barge. Dakota., slipped ¦.• off
the 'bow ir.to the; water and .were drawn under
the' barge. ¦•:¦;• . -'' ; ; . v- A.;, -v %•.'.". '. -."
Up to now it has been held In the
medical world that the germ of scarlet
fever was of vegetable organism.
After years of hard work, Mallory is
able to show that infection in scarlet
fever is by protozoa and to trace the
development of the disease through
successive stages of animal growth.
An important feature of the demon
stration to-morrow will be that Mal
lory will j show the similarity of the
scarlet fever protozoa to- the organism
which causes malaria. While the two
are not identical, the scarlet fever pro
tozoa in appearance suggests the "mar
guerite" formation or the malaria mi
crobe.
BOSTON, Dec. 14.— Dr. Frank Burr
Mallory of the Harvard Medical School
will present to-morrow, night to the
Boston Society of Medical Sciences im
portant Information as to the cause of
scarlet fever, following a long and ex
haustive investigation of the subject.
The main point of his discovery is that
the serm of the disease is of animal
and not of vegetable origin, as has been
held.
Special Dispatch to The Call
LOS ANGELES. Dec. 14.— If the plans
| of the Pacific Coast Steamship Com
pany are carried out In Southern Cali
fornia there, will be a lively war in the
lumber .trade and a resultant cut v in
prices. James V.* Bell has arrived in
Los Angeles and* has announced that
he.will'cpnduct the war of the Pacific
Coast Steamship Company against the
freighters.which carry passengers be
tween-California,' Oregon and Wash
ington ports.
ff!> Mr. Beil declares there are sixty-two
lumber schooners carrying passengers
and cutting into the business of his
company.' He says the Pacific Coast
Company rwilk establish a lumber yard
at Sari Pedro and stock it with 15,000,000
feet- before January 1.
i."We. are'ln the lumber business in
every, sense* of the word," said Bell to
~day.%""We. are purchasing lumber on
Puget Sound and at Grays Harbor, and
can get; all we want. The move, of
. course, means a cut in the price of
lumber ' here and at other California
points.",
In the supplemental report/the estl-'
mate of the gross personal,.estate_in'
New York is $1,848,545, leaving the .net
personal estate $1,696,640. Of -this -the
widow will receive # $565,546 and;ea"ch ! of
the four children * one-half . of •" that
amount. The appraiser says .there are
claims pending against the 'estate
amounting • to $1,624,500.' When : Daly
died 'he "was a' resident "'of "Anaconda,
Mont. The will was, probated :Jh 'that
city. ,¦ - ,- ,. '¦; .• ; ,v ¦/.;• '/¦¦'.¦ ¦¦•. ;
Daly's personal property in New
York State at the time of his • death
was worth, ., according to the. original
estimate of Ihe appraiser, $1,585,451; and
the deductions in this State . 5127,014.
leaving a net personal estate, of .$1,158,
437. : ; " .,- . - >-
NEW YORK, Dec. 14.— William C.
Wilson, State Transfer Tax. Appraiser,
to-day filed, a supplemental report as
to the value of the estate left by Mar
cus Daly, who died in this city on No
vember 11, 1900. The appraisers orig
inal . estimate of gross personal es
tate, wherever situated,, was; $9,630,939.
It is unchanged in the report filed to
day. • .¦¦-"'. • ¦ ¦
» ! When -Iiieayitt -went .West last' spring:
to- paint-Bryan's portrait ,'it- Is 'asserted'
that he wanted 'to'. be married -before
hie left, -but '. his mother told; the young
people.'thar they' had* better i wait until
he -returned.' • '.'"'-' ¦'¦ '¦'"¦';'.'."¦.*"'
'.The same friend says s that Miss Coojc
had most'of her wedding clothes rea,dyf.
that she was a r frequent visitor at^the
Leavitt - home; and ¦ that -: Leavitl's
mother knew all \ about ; the ft engage-'
mentr ' ' '• . . '. "-. '¦"'- : . '¦ V ¦' ' "':¦'[
NEWPORT. Ii: I.I Dec. 14.—Informa
tion, leaked out to-day concerning, the
breach* of promise^suit ,^'hich *Jt Is- re
porUM' that Miss 'Minnie Cook of, this
city ,',vill bring against William Homer
Leavitt, who recently married - Ruth
Bryari/ : .•'.."¦'¦'.¦ :•'¦.¦¦" '"'"':'•; : -:V •
.A "friend of the Cook family is. author
ity for the. 'statement that Miss Cook's
father has engaged counsel, and that it
only, remains >for LeavJtt to return to
Newport 'for : proceedings "to be • insti
tuted. :- '-'.': -^ v ¦'.,.'' .•.•.¦¦¦/¦¦
Special Dispatch to The Call
Steamship Company Prepares
for a Brisk AVar in Southern
Califorhia Against Freighters
Harvard Medical School Ex
pert Finds That It Is of Ani
mal, Not Vegetable, Nature
lhith Iii'vaifs Husband. May
He Defendant in Breach
of- Promise ! Proceeding's
New York Appraiser Fixes
the Value at Less Than Two
Million Dollars in That' State
LUMBER PUCE
WILL BE CUT
DECISION* AGAINST
SOUTHERN PACIFIC
Court Declares the Company Cannot
Hold Stock in Texas Railway Ex
cept Under Certain Conditions.
AUSTIN, Tex^ Dec. 14.— In the Twen
ty-sixth District Court to-day a Judg
ment was rendered by Judge Penn in
favor -of the State against the South
ern Pacific Company. According to the
judgment the Southern Pacific Com
pany, its officer* and agents, are per
petually enjoined from purchasing, ac
quiring or voting or in any other man
ner acting as owner of any of the
shares of stock of the San Antonio and
Aransas Pass Railway, except the sale
and transfer of any interest it may
have therein, so long as the Southern
Pacific Company shall own or control,
directly or indirectly, any of the stock
of the Galveston, Harrlsburg and San
Antonio Railway.
The silver trowel used by President
Babcock will be suitably inscribed and
presented, to him- by the members of
the exchange of which he is the head.
There -was a round of applause
when President Babcock "declared that
the stone was laid and the assembled
merchants then inspected the block of
granite that will fornran important
part in the future history of San
Francisco's business community.
Slowly ¦ the corner-stone was" low
ered and President Babcock was ask
ed to examine the water level and use
the plumb line in order to see that the
block of granite was well and truly
laid. >^
changes,' : charts of the bay. of San
Francisco and gold and silver coins
of theVUnited States for the present
year.
When President Babcock had fin
ishedreading the list Secretary Fried
lander dropped the tin box into the
cavity beneath . the corner-stone.
President Babcock was then hand
ed a large silver trowel and under the
guidance of the masons, he spread a
thick layer of mortar over the top of
the '.tin box and beneath the corner
stone.
SCARLET FEVER
GERM'S ORIGIN
It was the discovery of cold In California
which compelled building of the famous
American clipper ship of fifty years ago. and
so It was these wonderful crofs of. California
whrat which caused the construction In Ameri
can and British yards of a fleet of wooden and
iron Failing ships hitherto unequaled in sice and
etrength.
When this second golden stream began to
flow out through the Golden Gate it took but
a few years for It to reach such ¦. proportions
that the attention of the world was again at
tracted to California, and tbe conditions of our
harvest were powerful factors In making the
price of wheat 'n the world.
• Let us look back r.ear!y forty years to the
founding of the original Produce Exchange and
of the old Merchants' Exchange, parents of
this exchange.
In the early sixties the production of gold
in California began to diminish and the people
turned largely to agriculture, and by 1860-7
the great valleys were producing sufficient
Tfheat to admit of several hundred thousand
tors being exported.
Remember that it was only two cr three
years before that wheat and flour were t im
ported from Chile and Australia.
A SECOND GOLDEN STREAM.
It is hop^d that under its roof all those com
mercial bodies which are doing so much to ad
vance thiF city and State will find their home.
adjusted by the masons.
In opening the proceedings President
Babcock reviewed the history of the
Merchants' Exchange,- his address be
ing as follows:
We are assembled here -to-day ta lav the
cornerstone of the new Merchants' Exchange,
an organization which should np>Ml to :il! v.ho
are interested In the progress and welfare of
California.
DALY'S ESTATE
IS NOT GREAT
It was a bold step for the Produce Exchange,
_and rrany were the predictions of disaster, but
tlrt wisdom, of the move has been proved be
yond question.
And now we come to. the present exchange,
which was formed three years ago. hy vir
tually amalgamating the Produce Exchange
and the old Merchants' Exchange. The success
of this enterprise Is very larzely due to our
lornvr picsldpnt, George W. McNcar, and Mr.
Frtcdlanduf our secretary, both of whom have
worked] indefatigably to accomplish what
st-em«d 3n almost impossible task, the result
ot wMch will be worthy' of the growing corn
mere" of our port, prove of great benefit to our
corporation and be. an ornament to our city.
The site was purchased .from the old Produce
Exchange, llonds for the cost of the building
were sold, and seven-eiehths of the renting
space leased fcr a term of years, and when
we occupy our quarters at the end of next year
the exchange will be in receipt of a revenue
i ample for fill purposes.
TELJ.S OF TCEW' EXCHANGE.
In 1.8S4 the Produce Exchange, then housed
In an old rtructure at the corner of Davis and
Clay streets, deeldWh to purchaFe the control of
the ordinal Merchants' Exchange Association,
whicli owned the property upon which this new
building .'3 being erected. •
And eo it was in'the year of this firstilarge
wheat crop, In 186(1-67. that the Merchants' Ex
change was incorporated, and a few months
later the Pan Francisco Produce .Exchange was
inaugurated under S the leadership of Horace
Davis, who was its first president, and who
held that office for. ten .. years. It is -certainly
a great. privilege and a great p'eaaure to have
Mr. Dnvi3 with us to-day. . ' ¦
Those great . wheat - crops . brouzht - millions
into the State and' tided us over many Inter
vening years, which otherwise would have been
disastrous. . . - • . ¦ ¦ •
FORSAKEN MAID
AWAITS LEAVITT
George W. McXear was then intro
duced to the assembly and he spoke
oh the rapid growth of the industries
of San Francisco and the future out
look of the business community. He
ADDRESS BY G. W. McNEAR.
We must have men. who are strong and en
rrsetic to carry on . the work. . and who have
faith . In themselves and the future of their
country- • . . • -
This magnificent, building is a pledge of the
faith we all have In the future. Thc«- day i.-»
not far off when the Pacific will be . plowed
by . big fleets of vessel? as on the Atlantic,
and this city, will be the center of the com
merce of the entire world. . - ¦ ¦ .
In the old days San Francisco .was but' the
outpest. while now she is the stopping, place
for myriads of travelers that circle the globe.
The men of the early days were slants in
everything, and they phowed great and
courage. I need but mention Trierllander and
Boll and Smead an examples of the great pub
lic spirited citizen? who founded the exchange.
' The field to-day is a larger one than we had
to deal with thirty-seven years ago. On the
other side of the Pacific Ocean llvo more than
half the human race. and. as thPlr wants In
crease, we must supply them with what they
need. . i . ¦
the Produce Exchance ..In obedl«nce . to ' the
Instincts' which led the people to govern, them
selves in business affairs. In -those days, the
befcinninff was small. We had no railroads,
while now miles of cars dally cross: the Rochr
Mountains' from the East to the: West.
• we. had but one side- wheel steamship
a month to carry our malls to .Hongkong,
while now we have a blgr fleet of vessel* leav
ing every ether day with vast cargoes tor
the Orient. ' -
President William Babcock delivered
a short address and was followed by
Horace Davis and G. W. McXear,
former presidents of the exchange.
When the speeches were finished Sec
retary Friedlander deposited a sealed
tin box in the cavity beneath the cor
nrrstone. President Babccck then
spread the mortar with a silver trowel
and amid cheers the ponderous granite
cornerstone was lowered into place and
commercial bodies of the city and only
those unable to be present were missed
from the gathering.
At the southeast corner of the new
building, which is situated on Cali
fornia street, near Montgomery, a tem
porary stand had been erected and
decorated with bunting and national
fiass.
The massive iron work of the new
building was also bedecked with flags
and the Stars and Stripes were hoisted
from the top story of the building in
token of the momentous event of the
laying of the cornerstone.
President/ William Babcock of the
new Merchants' Exchange did the work
of laying the stone, assisted b>_ Secre
tary Cary T. Friedlander and Arthur
McEwen, the contractor for the stone
%\ork on the building.
A large crowd of sightseers witnessed
the proceedings, while three hundred
merchants gathered inside the struct
ure and stood around the temporary
stand where the cornerstone was laid.
SPEECHES DELIVERED.
SALEM, Mass., Dec. 14. — Miss Mary
A. Narbonne, widely known among
antiquarians and whose home at 71
Essex street, built previous to 1C80
and preserved on its original lines, is
of great historic interest, was attacked
by a housebreaker last night and bad
ly beaten. Her condition is critical.
Miss Xarbonne is 80 years old and
lives alone.- She is possessed of con
siderable wealth and her home is filled
with valuable antiques and curios.
She was awakened by a flash of light
ana a rough hand was placed upon
hr:r face,- the fingers of which were
crowded into her mouth. In a frenzy
of fear Miss Xarbonne bit the \fingers
until the blood spattered upon her
face and clothing. With his free hand
the intruder then pounded the wo
man's face into a mass of bruises.
Then the woman lost consciousness
and the man fled without procuring
any plunder. Miss Narbonne'a only
relative, Gardner Xarbonne, a nephew,
lives in Xevada.
lonely Woman 80 Years Old Is At
tacked by Night Prowlers and .
' Badly Beaten.
ROBBERS ATTACK AND
BEAT AX ANTIQUARIAN*
CHICAGO, Dec. 14.— There was told
in court to-day the story of a couple
who parted at the doors of Mrs. Kath
ryn Tingley's Temple of Theosophy at
Point Loma, Cal., because the wife
wished to probe into the occult mys
teries of Yogi and "Universal Brother
hcctU" while her children were left to
the airy protection of "higher law" and
her husband— well, it is alleged she
didn't care much what did become of
him, because Mrs. Tingley said he was
a tyrant.
On. the strength of this story, sub
stantiated by evidence in detail, Judge
Kavanagh to-day granted a divorce to
John J. Bohn, publisher and editor of
the Hotel "World, and gave him the
custody of the children. Bohn testi
fied that he married Miss Grace Green
on October 17, 1892, and that they lived
together happily until about seven
years ago, when Mrs^Bohn joined a
branch of the Theosophlcal Society,
which met In Masonic Temple. Then,
he says, she became infatuated with
the new cult and attended ' meetings
three times a week, leaving the children
in his care.
"One day." said he. "I came home to
find the children in the care of a
stranger. I spoke to my wife about it,
whereupon she told me that the chil
dren would be cared for by a 'higher
law' even if I placed them out in the
street. We "went to California In 1301
and after she had attended meetings
there she insisted on having the chil
dren placed in the Raga Yogi Philo
sophic School at Point Loma. I ob
jected, then she turned on me for the
first time in her life and declared in
violently profane language she would
never live with me again." \
Mrs. Tingley is said to have been
present at the quarrel in the capacity
of umpire and to have had the last
word by telling Bohn that he came of
seven generations of tyrants. The next
day, Bohn averred, his wife left the
hotel, where .they were stopping," taking
the children with her, and that he was
obliged to appeal to the Supreme Court
of California for a writ of habeas
corpus in order to get them again. A
number of neighbors and friends of the
family, testified to Mrs. Bohn's deser
tion.
Speclsl Dispatch to The Call.
Husband Says Her Infatuation
for Point loma Tlieosophy
Led to the Marital AYoes
NEGLECTED BY HIS WIFE
John J. Bohn, Chicago Editor,
Wins His Snit for Divorce
and 'Custody., of ChiMren
Horace. Davis, one of the founders of
the old Produce Exchange, was. then
introduced to the assembly and he com
pared the past events with those of the
present time concerning tho business
community of San 'Francisco. Mr.
Davis in part said:
It Is thirty-seven yeare ago that we founded
President Babcock then read a list
of, the contents of the tin box, which
included" copies of the daily newspa
pers, weekly trade publication, copies
of the Vrules of the Merchants' Ex
change, : lists of members of the or
ganization, plans of the new building,
articles of; incorporation and by-laws
of-. the /Merchants' and Produce ex-
CONTEXTS OF TIX BOX.
Secretary *Cary T. Friedlander ex
hibited the long tin box, hermetically
sealed,' which was to be deposited in
the "cavity beneath the corner-stone.
stated that the building of the new
Merchants' Exchange was but a prep
aration-for what was to come in the
future. He congratulated the busi
ness men of San Francisco for their
energy arid the success of the various
trade associations and paid a tribute
to the late Thomas Brown, who was a
leading factor in the preparation of
the, plans for the new quarters of the
merchants of San Francisco.
President Babcock then announced
that alP was ready for the laying of
the corner-stone.
. The. huge block of granite from the
quarry of the. Madera Granite Com
pany was already hanging In position,
suspended by a block and tackle.
Arthur McEwen, the contractor for
the stone work on the building,- spread
a layer qf cement where the corner
stone was to rest.
CORNERSTONE OF NEW MERCHANTS' EXCHANGE
LAID WITH SIMPLE BUT STRIKING CEREMONY
President William Babcock Conducts
Formality in Presence of
Prominent Citizens. '
With simple yet appropriate cere
mony ihe cornerstone of the new
Merchants' Exchange was laid yester
day at noon in the presence cf a large
number of prominent business men of
San Francisco.
The new quarters of the Merchants*
l^xchance were the center of interest
: estcrday in business circles. Invita
tions were sent out and accented by
the directors and officials of the various
TINGLEY'S CULT
WRECKS HOME
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1903.
ADVERTISEMENTS.
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Candies Bonbons
Chocolates
Given Away Free
WITH OUR
Teas, Coffees, Spices
Baking Powder
Everything that's
Beautiful in Fancy
China, Crockery, Glass-
ware, Ornaments,
Dolls 8c Novelties
Come See Them
You Will Be Charmed
WITH OUR EXTRA
Liberal Premiums
Great American Importing Tea Co.
KCl Market. U10 Toilc . IS59 DevUadero
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Always Remember the Full Jtiqme
jj axativo Hromo rjTZJnins
CcrcScCoidmOncDay, Gnu in 2 Days
vi?/?Z£>*y onevery
hSX] 1 EMS in Fur-
Ill^rtffi niture to be
III! H Hi!, exquisite need
y&Fkr not necessar-
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A Tabourette for
instance with Tea
Set or Potted
Palm upon It sets
off an Oriental
co.rner charming-
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Weathered Oak or
Mahogany com-
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and beautiful fin-
ish. Such a prac-
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the home gratifies
one's artistic
taste and serves
as a delightful
Xmas remem-
brance.
opj>!liearny
A CHRISTMAS INVITATION
Is yours to call and inspect our methods
of washing, blueing, starching, ironinjr.-
calling for and delivering all sorts of
clothes ever properly sent to a laumlrjr
of the first grade, which this is without
question. If you cannot do the calling,
we will come at your call.
No saw edges.
UNITED STATES LAUNDRY
OFFICE 1004 MASKET STSZTET.
Near PowelL
Phone South 43O.
PERFECT
TJsod by people of refinement
-fox over a Quarter of a cantruy
P»€ PARED BT
DOST rOSOET THAT
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fob aa tea»3 with t. IiTtjpt
Is at 76 Geary St. '
With a fine «teck of DIanion<!«. "Watehe*.
Jewelry. Cut Glass and Solid Silverware
No more 50 cer cent profit on roods.
Come and *e« me and save rnor.ey.
EVATT S. HINKLE
76 Geary Street.
OPUS ETJUilSGS.
For Stomach Disorders
Cout and Dvsoepsla
Best NATURAL Alkalino Water.
A. VIG.NLEB. CO., San Prancisco.
iCoal Reduction
j American Cannel i
Sold bv AH Reliable Dealers.
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Gold and Silver Smiths
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