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roof of a skyscraper in New York's
busiest center — that of the skeleton
of a man who had committed suicide.
The self-murderer had not been heard
of for many months and no one knew
what had become of him. The ghast
ly solution of the mystery was pecu
liar-and attended with such circum
stances of horror that it might havH
stimulated the imagination of a new
Edgar Allen Poe. — New York Trib
Look out for 79 Fourth street (front of Keys'
oyster house;' genuine ,'eyfglasses, £0c to 50c. ?
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':, former* Arizona Delegate Dies. ¦
•; ; PRESCOTT" Ariz., Dec. 22.— John G.
Campbell, a former; delegate to Con-
WASHINGTON.' Dee. 22.— The . bodies of
forty-two private soldiers who lost their lives
In the , Philippines and , were brought to this
country - on ; the . transport . Kllpat rlrk were
buried with military . honors' at the National
\Temctery at Arlington- to-day. . •
TOWER HILL. 111.. Dec, 22.— Burglars blew
open the safe of the Tower . Hill . Bank and
took $5000 In 'cash.- They escaped in a stolen
bu&cgy, . with members of;th» Antl-Horsethlef
Association In pursuit:- - . '
A^ALLEJO, Dec. 22.— The best In
formation obtainable is ', to the effect
that the torpedo-boat destroyers Paul
Jones and Preble will start for Pan
ama to-morrow. Lieutenant Com
mander Washington : I. Chambers has
arrived from the torpedo, station at
Narragansett Bay to go south with the
vessels. Lieutenant W. D. Davidson
has been ordered /to the destroyer
Perry. '.',.•- .• • i" : "' ¦¦ ''-.; ".,
The first portions of the keel of. the
training ship Intrepid were : , laid •at
Mare Island to-day. The first rivet
will be driven January 7. tSgjSUJ
Preble and Paul Jones Mny Leave for
Panama To-Day.
Member of Canal Commission Is
rieascd with the Situation.
NEW YORK. Dec. 22.— Rear Admiral
John G. Walker, the United ., States
representative on. the Isthmian Canal
Commission, arrived here to-day from
; Colon on the steamer Seguranca. In an
interview Admiral Walker said:
"I arrived In Panama on November
15 and have been kept pretty busy. , I
went over the canal route and inspect
ed the properties of the company and
found them in good condition. As to
conditions / In Panama, I was very
much pleased with what I saw. Every
thing is quiet there now and the. people
are ve*y happy. Business is growing
? ; . ; ¦ . - V ->¦
SACRAMENTO, Dec. 22.— Frank'
Roth, who' was, killed by a train near
Pueblo, Colo., yesterday, formerly,
'conducted a harness factory in this
city. ' He ¦¦went to Colorado some time
ago to engage in mining. He was on
his way home to spend Christmas with
his mother and sister, in this" city,'
when killed. .
E. W. Albright, one of the oldest and
most popular. employes of the quarter
master's depot In this city, died yesr
terday morning^ at -his home, . 1251
Twenty-seventh 'avenue, Oakland. He
had been 111 with heart trouble for some
time.' Albright entered the service at
St. Louis and worked In many cities
of the Union. He remained at his pest
in- this 'city for more than twenty-one
years .'and his' death is deeply felt by
his many fellow workmen, with whom
he was exceedingly ipopular. Albright
was 69 years old and leaves a wife and
four children; ; s \ r ' :
Death Mars Christmas Journey.
E. W. Albright .Passes Away.
SAN JUAN, Porto Rico, Dec. 22/— It
is said on excellent authority that Gen
eral Wos y Gil, * former President of
Santo Domingo, and all of his followers
here have secured new . recruits in
Porto Rico and Intend sailing via
Hayti for Santo Domingo on a. French
Bteamer January 4 for the purpose of
starting a . new revolution to replace
General Wos y Gil ; in the Presidential
CAPE HAYTIEN, Dec. 22.— A dis
patch received here says that General
Morales with a strong force \jand also
many cannon disembarked at Monte
Christi, Santo Domingo, yesterday after
a bombardment of* the ¦ port. The
troops under General Jimlnez were de
feated. General Morales and .. Vice
President Caceres returned to San
Domingo. .-
General Wos y Gil Is Forming Army
to Engage in Three-Cornered Fight
for Presidency. - ;'."'*[^
OAKLAND, Dec. 22.— Major George
W. Albright, who has been connected
with the quartermaster's department
of the United States army for thirty
three years, died this morning at his
residence at Fruitvale at the age of
69 years. Major Albright was onte of
the best known men in his department,
and the family have been prominent
in the/social life of Oakland for many
years.! He was present at his office
yesterday, but was taken sick upon'
his return home and died to-day. The
funeral will be held on Thursday from
the home and will.be private. . V : C;
Brother Vanantius Cyril died at St.
Mary's College yesterday afternoon at
the age of 41 years. Brother Cyril was
one cf the best known of the Christian
Brother teachers, and prior to his con
nection with St. Mary's College was
principal of the parish school connect
ed with the Church of the Immaculate
Conception. He has been ailing for
some time. His name in the world
was Dennis Collins. " The funeral • will
be held to-morrow at the college
chapel, Father Cramwell officiating.
Deaths hi Oakland.
Lieutenant Commander J. , S. K.
Reeves, who has been attached to the
New York for a long time as fleet engi
neer, will leave the cruiser before she
sails and proceed, to Washington", where
he has been detailed for duty. on the
Board of Inspection and Survey. Lieu
tenant Commander H. E.. Gage will
succeed him on the New York. Pay
Inspector R. W. T. Ball has also been
detached from the New York and will
be succeeded by Pay Inspector. Carpen
ter.' Ball will take charge of the navy
pay office in this" city. ".":'.
The United States cruiser New York,
Captain J. J. Hunker, which is going
to Panama to serve as flagship for Rear
Admiral Glass, arrived yesterday from
Puget Sound and will resume her
southerly way probably on Saturday.
Shortly after reaching her anchorage,
off Clay street wharf, the New York's
batteries barked a salute of thirteen
guns as a compliment to Rear Admiral
Whiting, the commandant of the Yerba
Buena naval training station.
The New York has been at the Brem
erton navy yard for four months un
dergoing extensive repairs to her boil
ers and machinery. She came down in
three days through some of the rough
est weather her officers have . expe
rienced on her. So rough was it that
sitting down to meals, was an impos
sibility and breakfasts, luncheons and
dinners were taken standing and on the
"hand out" plan.
The tugs Unadilla and Active will ar
rive from Mare Island this morning
with baggage and supplies -for the
cruiser. Five hundred tons of coal. will
be brought from Mare Island on light
ers for the New York and the torpedD
boats Preble and Paul Jon'es. It is
probable the cruiser and J.brpedo-bbats
will be able to get away to-morrow or
Friday for Panama. -;-;),,
Cruiser New York ; "Arrives from
Puget Sound After Stormy
Minor Discharged from Marine Corps.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22.—In the Su
preme Court of the .District of Colum
bia to-day Justice Claybaugh granted
the petition of George F. Harris' for
a writ of habeas corpus to secure the
discharge of his son. Harry F. Harris
of th« United States Marine Corps, on
the ground that the boy was but 17
jears of age.- The court held that tha
etatute permitting the enlistment in
the nary of boys between 14 and 18
S'tars of age does not apply to the Ma
rine Corps, and that the Supreme Court
af the District of Columbia has-declded
in effect that a minor cannot be en
'.isted in the Marine Corps without the
consent of his parents or guardian.
"If the guarantee "of neutrality were
to be looked upon as a privilege It
would urcvent the sovereign govern
ment from keeping order on the isth
mus, which is against the principles of
all governments."
"If ths explanation the United States
Government has given to the press is
of a diplomatic character answer clear
ing the following points:
"By the treaty of 1846 the United
States did not acquire control over in
teroceanic transit, but entered into ob
ligations by which, for compensatory
favor*, it guaranteed the neutrality, of
property and sovereignty of the isth
mus, the sovereignty being indivisible.
. "If the United States Government
prevents the Government of Colombia
from subduing the rebels, then it ought
to submit them to Colombian authority.
"The United States has never pro
tected Colombia against foreign inva
sions. Whenever that Government has
interfered to orevent the interruption
of traffic it has been because of the
rights granted or on Colombia's request
only. Only in this instance has it in
terfered on its own initiative, with the
evident object of protecting the seces
sionists on the isthmus.
The Government and the people hope
that the United States Congress will
avoid a conflict and they rely upon the
fairness of the AmeNcan press.
Dr. Luis Carlos Rico, Minister of For
eign Affairs, has cabled, to General
Reyes at Washington under date of
December 6 as follows:
BOGOTA, Friday, Dec. 18.— Patriotic
meetings" are" "being held here every
evening, at which contingents of men
and sums of money are offered to the
Government. Even the women demand
to be enlisted for the purpose of jro
injr to Panama to subdue the separat
The Government only waits news
from General Reyes and if that news
is to the effect that nothing can be
accomplished by diplomatic means,
then the authorities will continue to
send troops toward the Isthmus."
Bogota Government Is Heedless of
Warnings and Wants War.
Cruiser Topeka Sails for Colon:
NEW ORLEANS,. Dec. 22. — The
United States cruiser Topeka sailed to
day for Colon, via Key West.
Straryjc Choice of, Death.
It was a grim and revolting discov
ery in a metal cased inclosure on the
Mother of Governor Cummin* Dies.
DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 22. — Mrs.
T. J. Cummins, mother of Governor A.
B. Cummins, died of pneumonia to
day. - '
MODESTO, Dec. 22.— Dr. G. F.
Bradbury, one of the most prominent
physicians in this county, died in his
office this morning at 9 o'clock from
paralysis of the heart.
Dr. Bradbury was at one time well
known in San Francisco medical cir
cles. In his youth he practiced there
and at one time served as resident
physician and surgeon of the city
and county hospital. Later he was in
charge of the pesthouse. He leaves a
son. Will Bradbury, now attending a
college in San Francisco, and a sis
ter, Mrs. J. K. Carter, wife of the as
sistant cashier of the First National
Bank of San Francisco. The body
will be taken to San Francisco for
' "Special Dispatch to The Call
CHICAGO, Dec. '22.— Charged with
operating in the center of the fashion
able shopping district of Chicago, a
distillery, contrary to 'Government reg
ulations, five officers, and instructors
of the Columbus laboratories were to
day arrested by United States Deputy
Marshals. One of the five prisoners
was United States Commissioner Salo
mon. The laboratories are located in
a skyscraper office building in State
street at the corner of Washington.
The arrests were made on complaint
of United States Revenle Agent Levi
G. Nutt, the technical charge being
"displaying the sign. of a distiller and
making a mash fit for distillation in a
place other than a duly authorized
' To-day's arrests are doubtless the
outgrowth of a 'bill for injunction filed
recently in the United' States District
Court against Dr. Evans, Dr. Gehr
mann, former City Chemist, United
States Commissioner Salomon and oth
ers charging them with conducting a
school wherem pupils were taught to
manufacture imitations of various
liquors and cordials. A suit for. $10,000
damages, it was said, would follow the
injunction proceedings.
In the annual: catalogue of the lab
oratories, it is said that pupils are
taught how to manufacture gins, rums,
brandies, bitters, cordials and specials
—in fact, every kind of liquor there i3
in the market; how to make the es
sences and all the ingredients used in
the manufacture of the same, how to
imitate imported liquors and straight
whiskies, how to give new whiskies ar
tificial age and how to give, low proof
goods strength. -
COLON,. Dec. 22,— W. I. Buchanan,
United States Minister to the republic
of Panama, arrived here to-day- on the
steamer Yucatan and immediately took
a train for Panama in company with
United States Consu^ Gudger, who
came to Colon to receive the Minister.
Buchanan at His New Post.
gress from Arizona, and a resident of
this Territory for forty years, died to
day, aged 76 years. Campbell was at
one time one of the wealthiest citizens
of Arizona.
Causes the Arrest of Five Of
ficers and Instructors, of
the Columbus Laboratories
"It is miles from the island to the
mainland, and I do not think that they
will land in Panama. I do not look for
any trouble. The marines will be able
to deal with any situation which may
Regarding the landing of Colombian
-troops on the Island of Pines, he said:
in confidence and the conditions in the
commercial, world down} there are ex
cellent. The people are united and of
only one voice." -
The ferry-boat, which was crowded
with passengers, began to fill rapidly.
As she was nearest the Manhattan
shore, her captain turned her around
and managed to reach the Grand
street pier in New York.
In the bow of the Winslow is a hole
fourteen inches in diameter and the
bow is badly twisted and bent. When
she reached the navy yard the tor
pedo-boat was leaking badly and has
been docked for repairs. She was com
manded by Lieutenant Charles P.
Nelson and manned by a crew of forty
NEW YORK, Dec. 22. — The torpedo-?,
boat Winslow was in collision with the
ferry-boat America in the East River
to-day. The hull of the ferry-boat was
stove in and the torpedo-boat was
damaged. The Winslow was starting
for Newport, Wut at once put back to
the navy, yard, which was reached
without accident- « . . r.
Yosci> Come Together With a Crash
in Kai*t River and Both of
Thrm a it Damaged. t
Embapsador Clayton has reported to
the Department of State that of forty
three cases of American railway men
arrested since June. 1901. thirty-eight
have been disposed of. and in three of
the remaining five the men who were
released on bail fied to the United
States. In two instance? only are pro
ceeding? still pending-
It is observed that of the forty-three
persons arrested fourteen were arrested
for offenses not cu-nnected with the
movement of trains, and the percent
age of arrests of Americans employed
in' Mexico is only .033. while that of
Mexicans is .046 and of all other na
tionalities .063.
As a consequence of Embassador
Clayton's representations to the Mexi
can Foreign Office an important cir
cular letter has been issued by the
Mexican Department of Justice and
s-^nt to the District and Circuit courts
throughout that republic, advising
against the arrest and imprisonment
of such railway employes, except on
a etrong presumption of guilt, and di
recting them in all cases to expedite
the judicial proceedings. Provision is
made for the release of the accused on
bail whenever the nature of the offense
will permit it.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 22.— Complaints
having reached the State Department
from many sources during the last
few years that American citizens em
ployed in various capacities on the rail
roads of Mexico frequently had- been
arrested and imprisoned in that repub
lic on charges of criminal negligence
in railway wrecks, homicides, etc., and
h»ld for long periods without trial, the
United States Embassador for Mexico
was directed by Secretary Hay to ex
amine into these cases and bring the
subject to the attention of the Mexican
Government, with a view to amelior
ating the conditions which appeared to
At the Navy Department the state
ment is made to-night that the instruc
tions to the naval commander in isth
mian waters to "prevent the landing of
forces with hostile Intent," have -not
been modified. These instructions are
sufficiently comprehensive to enable the
commanders to maintain open transit
across the isthmus and to protect the
new republic from Colombian expedi
tions. • - . J
This statement was made to-night
by a Europeah Embaesador of . high
rank. It has already been made in
substance, though in rather more dip
lomatic language, to General Rafael
Reyes^the Colombian Minister, who isi
expected in his forthcoming note to the
State Department to suggest Th3
Hague tribunal as the proper place
for the settlement of the isthmian
problem. Whether the knowledge that
the refusal of such a request, so far
from prejudicing the European powers
against the Washington Government,
will call forth their emphatic indorse
ment, will cause General Reyes to
modify his note, is not yet certain.
The Embassador quoted, in explain
ing the attitude of the European pow
ers, said:
"Panama is a closed chapter in the
history of nations, and The Hague
court is not the place for settled ques
tions, but for pending problems, which
are referred to it with the approval of
all the parties interested. When Rus
sia, Germany and France recognized
the independence of Panama they set
their seal of approval on the prompt
action of the Washington Government
in pledging itself to guarantee sjjid
maintain the independence of the re
public it had previously recognized.
"Nations can hardly be expected to
settle questions of sovereignty or na
tional honor at The Hague. Moreover,
¦in my opinion, it would not be within
the province, of the "VVasnington Gov
ernment to grant such a request from
'Colombia. It is to Panama, not to
Washington", that Colombia should take
such a proposition.
"There is, however, a question be
tween Colombia and Panama which
with all propriety might be referred to
The Hague and to which reference the
United States" will scarcely offer ob
jection. It is the question of the, as
sumption by Panama of a part of the
Colombian debt. If General Reyes
should ask the United States to use its
good-offices to have tlils matter brought
before The Hague, Panama misht safe
ly acquiesce in such a proposition. The
difficulty in making this request would
be that Colombia thereby would recog
nize the independence of the new re
public, but .this must come sooner or
later.". . •:-.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22.— "Refusal
by the United States to consent to a
proposition from Colombia for a refer
once of the Panama question to The
Hague tribunal is expected and will be
fully approved by ; the Kuropean"pow
ers." . .'.. . . , - -
ST. PAUL, Dec. 22.— Archbishop Ire
land received to-dav, under date of
December 22, a cablegram from Mon-_
signor Ouidi; A*postolic Delegate to the
Philippines, announcing that the last
touch had just been put on, the con
tract between the United States Gov
ernment of the islands and the' church
for the purchase of the friar lands In
the Islands and inviting the Arch
bishop to rejoice with him on ' the
happy conclusion of the negotiations.
Referring to the cablegram Archbishop
Ireland said:
"I want to add to this my
of great pleasure at the termination of
the long-drawn negotiations by the
sale of these lands in the Philippines.
All praise must be awarded to Gov
ernor Taft and Monsigmor Guidl, who
have labored .hard to bring all parties
interested in this matter to a final
understanding. From the time of the
arrival of Monsignor Guidi in the isl
ands there has beep - the warmest
friendship between him and the Phil
ippine Government. The disposal of
the lands, together with the arrival of
the American Bishops ..in . the Islands,
puts an end to all political religious
controversies in the Philippines and
inaugurates there an* era of civil and
religious peace.
"The administration of President
Roosevelt is to be congratulated on the
present condition of things in the isl
ands. It was his wisdom and fore
thought that caused Governor' Taft,
some eighteen months ago, to visit
Rome and talk directly with the head
of the church about the friar lands
matter/ Pope Leo and Governor Taft
showed themselves to be of one mind
as to the main lines of the policy to be
followed. The negotiations then begun
in Rome were afterward transferred to
the Philippines, where Mgr. Guidi con
tinued the prudent and far-sighted pol
icy of his master, Pope Leo XIII.
• "That henceforward the church in the
islands will be well taken care of
Catholics and Protestants may confi
dently believe. The Americans now
presiding over the sees in the islands
will know what course will be the
best and will follow that course.
"We in the States may leave to them
the interests of religion as we leave to
Governor Wright, Governor Taffs suc
cessor, the interests of civil govern
ment., All agitation and anxiety re
garding church matters in the islands
now ceases and. we are all glad that
this is the case."
Government Advises* Against
Arrest of Railroad Crews for
Responsibility for Wrecks
Disposal of Property Inaugu
rates-.an Era of Civil and
Religious Peace in Islands"
Bogota Will Have
to Recognize the
New Republic.
3Iexieo to Expedite Judicial
Action in Cases Where Ameri
cans Are Accused of Crime
Arbitration at The
Hague Is Out of
Archbishop Ireland Expresses
Great Pleasure at Terming
tion of Friar lands Case
The banking: capital of New York
City has been doubled within five years.
not a Mason, but his father was.
uid he knows this: That if there is any
trufh in this world it finds its purest ex-
pression in the solemn relations that ex-
ist between brother Masons.
TV'hen a Mason in distress seeks a
brother Mason for his confidence and ad-
tice. that moment the prejudices and
?thics of the commercial and profession-
<1 worlds are blotted out and truth
tomes as near being crystallized into sub-
Stance ajs human relations permit.
Xow* to ihe point: There are tens of
thousand^ of Masons in tho United
States, and the homes of many are
.-loud«d by the presence of Brighfs dis-
t-ase and diabetes. We want to give
nope to such. You have been told before*
*-hat these destroyers of life and happi-
ness are curable. You have found it was
ar.tru«». bo we can hardy expect you to
holieve us. But we just ask \this. the
Irivilepe cf giving you the names of a
ftumher of your brethren into whose
Domes wo, have carrir-d happiness by the
restoration of a loved one when all hope
*-as gone, and who, knowing the truth,
«•!!! tell you. You know, how to ap-
proach each other to get the eternal
truth. Faithfully -yours,
CO.. 403 Washington street. • '
Ban Francisco. December 21, 1903.
artist's way is the RegaTs.
; Ordinary factory shoes are ma-
chined through — like chromos— in
thousand pair lots.
Regal shoes bear the same impress of free-hand
drawing that the etcher's needle leaves upon his copper
The custom individuality of Regal Shoes can be ob-
tained only by skilled hand labor. The soles are roughly
cut by machinery, but the finishing touches are all added
by hand.
Each trimmer is an artist. He shaves off. a little of
this side, and a little on that, until the straight lines scid
the curves blend artistically into each other. The result
is the distinctive air, the " Custom Appearance " peculiar
to Regals, and other hand-made shoes.
But free hand drawing is expensive. It costs the
Regal Shoe Co. $30,000 a year extra merely to trim the
edges by hand, instead of by machinery.
Is it worth while ? Other .manufacturers say " no."
We say "yes," for it adds indibiduality to Regal Shoes.
And the public seem to agree with us. I
We believe in style, but we believe even more in
comfort. No matter how radical the shape or how ex-
treme the lines, Regal Shoes always fit and the price is
always the same, $3.50.
There ni-e GO Regal Stor**, 20 of them in Greater New Torfc, where the styles
originate. - The new Btyle* are on sale at our San Francisco niore, at th« nam« tim*
as in the New York stores. Other dealers get the same styles a year later.
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