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Murderous Oakland Bandit Is
Believed to Be Yegg man.
tered the car. which was standing ait
a sttUc^ Rt Sixteenth and Wood
streets. Tenny. who several times' dur :
Ing his rur. last" night "had warned L.
B. Samuels, his conductor, to keep a
twitch on the passengers who boaYdeu"
his car for suspicious characters, was
explaining ta the conductor what he
v.ou'.a uo in Hie «vent of^being at
iac!:?c3 by a footpad while on the car.
Famuol waa soaieJ in the car. engaged
Jn making uj» his cash for the day, and
wras listening Casuallr to the conversa
tion of the motorman. Suddenly Tenr.y
F;»rr.::pt to his foet with a cry. and
Riintel saw him swing the controller
handle over !»1» heud. Then a shot
ran* out. r.nd the moiorman stapjrered
1 rtck. with blood streaming frotn a
piiasily wound in . hSs neck. an<J the
horriSed conductor turned just in time
to so? the murderer Jeap from the car
r.r>d (\:\ K h sway in the direction of Sev
«:jtccnV.i street.
TSI3EE MORE SHOTS HE\RD.
Samuel Etsrtcd for the door of the
car. but was recalled by a moan from
his stricken companion, and rus'icd
\' n r\i to his s!cl<\ As he endeavored to
stanch the flow of blood which was
pourtnc from the wound in Tenny's
neck, three more shots, fired near the
v.\irrhoi:se of Holbrook. Merrill & Stet
son rar.e out. PamneL bupy in his at
f'lniH to stop Tenny from bleeding to
death, paid no attention to the pistol
phots, but It was later learned that
one of the^e bullets ended the life of
the night watchmnn r.t the warehouse.
TV'lif-n the thus: boarded the
car intending to rob Samuel, another
mr of the Fame line was standing at
the Pixtof-nth street depot, the crew
awaiting the time to start on the'.r run
to Oakland. This car was in charsre of
Conductor L. G. Johnson and llotnrmm
C. E. Tioyer. both" of whom plainly
heard the thr«*e shots fired at Triibody,
but neither heard the ehot which killed
Tenny. The cries of Samuel, however,
\u25a0who, after findJnj? tliat Tenny was se
rfourly hurt, quickly brought them to
the latter's car. and at the same time
attracted the at'tentlon of a number of
men who were in n restaurant at the
corner of Sixteenth and Wood streets.
Beyera! of the^e men laLer declared
that as they ran from -the restaurant
they , save two men disappear In the
darkness in the direction of Seven
teenth street.
FIND WATCHMAN'S BODY.
Policeman Brook, who web on duty
at Sixteenth street station, also heard
the «=hots f.rert at Trubody ar.d he ran
vp Fisfenth sfeet to investigate, but
t>y the time ho reached the scene the
thus: h&d rilsappear*>d. Brock at once
notified Captain of Police Petersen of
the shr.otinc of the motorman and th«
cartßln. with a squad of police, hurried
fo W^.«t j.ikland and penrched for sev-
Tal hours for the murderer, but with
out result. It tss while the police
•w-ore senrchinET for the man who had
kl'led Tfnny that the body of the r.i.crht
imtchraan was found, stretched at the
*&xt end of the warehouse, and it
was t!i»>r. known for the first time that
the d^fperate crook had taken two
llv»f.
With the aid of the crey of the car
which had been standing at the depot,
Sam:je! placed the dying motorman on
a Twelfth-street car end hurried him
to the Oakland Central Hospital «.t
Twelfth and Jefferson streets, where
h» was attended by Dr. O. D. Hamlln.
From the first the surgeons realized
that Tenny's wound was fatal and a
mes^atse *m at once sent to District
Attorney Allen and to Deputy District
Attorney Phil M. Walsh, who reached
the horpital in time to take the state
ment of the dying man.
TOI.D DV THE DYING MAX.
Tenny. however, could tell little that
would aid the police in running his
murderer to earth, for he hail barely
C&ngfct a glimpse of the man as he en
tered the car. having been shot as he
sprang to his feet in an effort to strike
down the thug. In substance Tenny's
statement was as follows:
"We were waiting for the other car
to pull out and I had gone into the in
side of the car. where Samuel was
counting his cash, when a man with a
white handkerchief over his face and a
revolver in his hand came through the
rear door of the car and covered us
with his gun. Before he could < say
anything I jumped for him and struck
at him with the controller handle, and
•as I did so he fired. Then he jumped
off the car and ran.
"I did'not get a good look at him. as
It happened so suddenly- that I hardly
had time to see that he was a hold-up i
man, when he shot me and jumped off
the car. I had Just been telling Samuel
what I would do If we were held up
when the fellow came through the
door. I did my best to get at him with
the controller handle, and I think I hit
h'.m. but lam not sure. I guess that it
would have been better for me to have
sat Mill and let him take the money,
for I know that I am done for. The
man was. as near as I could 6ee. dark
complexloned and of medium build.* 1
BRAVE MOTORMAN SUCCUMBS.
So great was the loss of blood from'
Tenny's wound that it -was feared for a
time after he reached the hospital that
he would die before he could make a
statement, but after his wound was
dressed and the flow of blood stopped
he rallied. After telling the story of
the shooting, however, he grew rapidly
weaker and at 3:30 a. m. the last spark
of life flickered out. Early this morn-
Ing the remains of the unfortunate mo
torman were removed to the Morgue.
An examination of the body showed
that the bullet which ended his life
had first passed through his right hand
and had then etruck him on the left
side of the base of the neck. The bul
let severed the jugular vein and death
was* directly due to hemorrhage.
Tenny. who lived at the home of Po
liceman J. Dufton at 54 East Twelfth
street, had been in the employ of the
Oakland Traction Consolidated just a
year, having come to California from
Madison. ..Wis. He was recently di
vorced and his former •wife, Mrs. Be
atrice Tenny, now resides la San Fran
cisco, where she is an instructor in
fancy roller skating, having recently
been employed _at the Pavilion rink.
Tenny also leaves a 4-year-old daugh
ter and a mother, Mrs. D. ICTennr;
who resides at 146 Langdon street, in
Madison. The deceased was a member
of the Masons, but of what lodge has
not yet been learned.
POLICE SEARCH NEIGHBORHOOD.
While Deputy District Attorney
Walsh was taking the dying statement
of the motorman. the police ',{ yrere
scouring the neighborhood where Hthe
shooting had taken place for his "mur
derer. The first officer to reach the
scene after Brock had given the alarm
was Sergeant McSorley, and in com
pany with Brock he started to search
through the yards of the ElateTite
Hoofing Company, and Holbrook, Mer
rill & Stetson. -in the direction of whksh
the thug had disappeared. McSorley,
whilo making his way around the
warehouse of the latter company, sud
denly stumbled over the' body of a
man stretched across a board runway
Jeadlng to the warehouse. Flashing
his light on the body, McSorley dls*
covered-that a second murder, had been
committed by the^ escaping murderer
?f Tenny. for. lying in a pool of; blood
was the' body Of "Trubody with a bul
ict through the heart. The shot which
ended the life of^ the. night watchman
must have been "fired, at very close
range, for the shirt and coat of the
'.murdered man were s badly' powder
f burned. He .probably never realized
i that he had been shot, for thfe leaden
t missile which killed him passed
I through his heart, " causing "instant
death.
|»« The discovery of th«" body" of ' the
| night watchman added to .the activity
• of the police in their eftort3 to capture
! the double murderer, and every ; pos
i sfblo hiding place within a mile of tha
J scene of -the crime was thoroughly
; searched by* the police.' but without
j result. Xo trace of the murderer could
j be found, and although detectives have
; been at work on the .case all day, not
j a single ciew which might lead to the
| Identification of the t'.esperate thug
i ha 3 been discovered.
KILLED WITHOUT WARNING.
Trubody. the murdered watchman, i
! hn<l bec-n in the employ Of Holbrook,
Merrill & Stetson ever since the com
pany established its headquarters on
j this side of th* bay after. being burned
• out In San ffcanflfcp. During this
i time he lived by himself in two rooms
jat 1237 Peralta street. The deceased
; was C 4 years of ape. and leaves three
jdauphtore. Mrs. J. F. Vance. Mrs. Wil
| Ham Ellis of Point Richmond and Miss
I THlj«_ Trubo<l}-, Whose home is. in
j DJ^rkeley. The latter, as soon n« she
! heard of the trngric deajh of her father.
! came to Oakland lo arrange for the
j disposal of the resnajns, which had been
I removed, to the Morgue. The deceased
(also leaves one son. Clarence Trubody,
\u25a0 who is at present absent from this city.
t From the position In whielT the body
!of the murdered watchman was found.
the police believe that he was Wiled
without warning as he started to. in
! -estimate the firing of the shot which
! had killed Motorman .T^nny. When
| found the body was stretched across a
(board rpadway leading Into the prop
j crty of the eompaiiy by which he was
j employed, and the revolver of the dead
i man was clutched in tne right hand.
j The officers express the opinion that
! Trubody ran around the building on
j hearing the first shot fired by the thug.
i and on emerging from the shadow of
| the builrlinfT ran directly into the^es
| raping murderer and was killed with
! out warning, before he had even time
j to realise that his life was in danger.
STORY OF THE CONDUCTOR.
Conductor L. B. Samuel, who was in
j charge of the car on wh'lch Tenny met
i his death, informed the. police that ow
} ing to the fact that he was seated with
jhls. back to the door by which the thug
,' entered the car he did not see the rob
ber enter, and knew nothing of his
i presence until he heard the shot which
J ended the motorman's life. Because
lof this Samuel was unable to furnish
I a description of the" murderer to the
\u25a0 police, having caught a mere glimpse
|of the footpad as he leaped from the
j car after having mortally wounded the
I motorman. In his statement to Detec
| tlve Hotlgkins the conductor said:
We were due at Sixteenth and Pine
I streets at 1 a. m. We arrived at Six
! teenth and Wood at 12:56 a. m.. walt
j ing for car standing at depot to pass.
, I went into car and sat down on the
I «=outh side of the car, west end, and
started to count my money. Motorman
Tenny came inside the car, sitting on
the north side of the car. He com-
I menced to talk about holdups and said
j to me:
"Keep your weather eye open and
! your switch Iron handy tonight."
The trip prior I had said to him that
i the controller was better to use than a
switch Iron and showed him how to use
It. . When the robber entered the car
Tenny was demonstrating how he would
use the controller on a holdup man and
suddenly Jumped up. ralsihg hU arm,
w'th an exclamation of rage and start
ed toward, a man with a gun In his
hand that entered the car from the east
end. " \u25a0 - - * \u25a0-••.- \u25a0•.•••••-.
Not a word was said by the robber,
and one shot was fired, striking Tenny.
Within a few seconds three more shots
were fired and appeared to come from
a vacant lot opponlte where the car
stood. It all occurred so. quick that
I did not see the srun, nor can I de
scribe the robber. Tenay turned to me
and said: "I am shot. lam done for."
I took him on a Twelfth street car to
the Central Hospital. Tenny said he
thought he hit him with th«» controller.
LAYS IT TO YECGMAX
Chief of Police Wilson was aroused
early this morning by the report of the
holdup, followed an hour or so later
by the finding of the second victim of
the thus- The Chief lost no time In
repairing to police headquarters, where,
with Captains Petersen and Lynch, he
took up the effort to locate the mur
derer. Orders were issued to the day
watchers to send In every man that
ehowed any suspicious signs. ' Detect
ives and patrolmen scoured the city
and sent in many suspects, some of
whom were detained for closer Inves
tigation. Among these was Thomas
Thurber, a discharged soldier, who,
Chief Wilson said, had a record as an
ex-convict. Thurber's arrest was made
as a precautionary move, the police
having not asserted any connection
with the murders. Chief Wilson, after
surveying the situation tonight, said:
The shooting of Tenny and the
watchman was so wanton that. l can
only credit the crimes to -a desperate
man who would let no obstacle stop
him from cutting a 'way out of a close
place. This thug is no' doubt of the
quality known in police circles as yegg
men. *. : . "
In these cases before us we are pe
culiarly handlcaped by lack of a de
scription of the murderer. The de
partment is exerting itself to the ut
most in its efforts to meet. the condi
tions. Every man has been nut on, his
mettle and we shall use every endeavor
to keep down the criminal element.
For days we have been driving bus
pects out of the city and this work will
continue unrelentingly.
REWARDS ARE OFFERED.
Both Captains Petersen and Lynch
accord with Chief Wilson In the belief
that a desperate yeggman Is responsi
ble for the murders. "-;\u25a0
The police, have been Informed that
Holbrook, Merrill & Stetson, will offer
a reward for the. capture of their
watchman's murderer, and |hat the
Oakland Traction Consolidated will
also join in the effort to unearth the
criminal.
SON-IX-I.AW BREAKS IX. V_
The murder of Trubody is 'likely to
be,, followed ,by tho arrest of. J.; F.
Vance, a son-in-law; of the dead man.
Immediately after the discovery of the
body, of the murdered man this morn-
Ing his rooms \u25a0at 1237 Peril ta street
were locked by the Coroner and In
structions were issued to the owner to
allow no one to enter the place .except
on a written order from the Coroner or
the Chief of Police. : ' >'
Miss . Tlllie Trubody, a daughter ;. of
the v niurderedi watchman, this after,
noon secured an. order from the Cor
oner to take charge of the \u25a0 effects of
tier - father,, and' went; to his \u25a0 rooms " fo*
ithat'. purpose:- • On * entering - the : room
she was greatly surprised, to find that
• the place had already been entered, and
apparently thoroughly searched. She
at once reported the'- matter ; to ' the ; po
lice,' and Patrolman Gilbert was or
dered to make an 'lnvestigation. Gil
bert" learned that after .the 'j rooms . had
-been- locked*up : by the Coroner, Vance;
claiming that -his relationship: to ;the
"dead man gave him \u25a0 the fight' to enter
' tfte latter's * rooms, had : forced the door
and, according -^to .neighbors, 'had "re
moved some -of the : effects of .the. de
ceased. HMBHPvHBSBHQnHSBft
On being informediof, the Identity of
the man who had forced hls'way^into
her father's rooms Miss , Trubody/ de
clared "I that, .; as ; she >l had - been ) advised
that -Vance had' no : legal \u25a0 right, to • force
his way Into the' rooms, she * would
swear ;to x a ; ! complaint : charging .her
I brother-in-law with burglary,, the lat-
THE SAN FRANClSCT:;c^t^,^Mb;a£v£. OCTOBER -. ! 15, r .-.-.i906.
ter having broken the door of. the
place In gaining entrance. \ Vance, on
being asked why he had forced his way
Into the house, refused to give his rea
nons-cr to discuss the-case.-- "
PURSUE GAMBLERS
IN AX AUTOMOBILE
The police of the City Hall station
began a crusade yesterday morning
against the street corner crap games
that have been flonrishing in the .vicin
ity of the Presidio. Under the direc
tion of Policeman Cornelius a posrc
started out In a big automobile which
had been volunteered for the purpose.
At the corner of Greenwich and Frank
lin street*, the posse found a number
of young men engaged in the. unlawful
game. As the police approached they
ran away leaving the dice .and'*|l.so on
the ground.
Loter the posm- found a game in
progress at the corner of Lyon and
Greenwich streets. Here Peter Rice, a
enryenter, 20 years old, Walter Hol
brook, a laborer, 19 y pars '*pl<l;,/ and
throe soldiers were arrested. The sol
diers were turned over to. the Presidio
guard, while the others were, at the
O'Farrell-street station, charged with
playing craps.
XOTOHIOVS AXXIE PIGGOTT
RETURNS TO HER OLD HAUXTS
Fcmnle, Crook, Well Known to. the Po
lice, \% Seen, "Dotnjr. the Line"
on Ftllmore Street. .
Annie Piggott, the notorious pick
pocket and all round . crook, has re
turned to the scene of her former tri
umphs. Ye3terday she was seen blithe
ly flitting along FHlmore street. Now
that Annie has arrived it is almost a
certainty that her equally notorious
spouse. Jack Piggott, will appear..
Annie Piggott left here .several
months ago and it was thought she
would not dare to return. But such
is not the case, for. she is here and
"doing the line" on onA of the main
thoroughfares of the city.' Annie is a
great friend of Joe Sullivan, the dip
and intimate friend of Chief Dlnan. It
is very likely the "police will hear
from Annie before many suns -set.
ASSAULTS A SAI.OO.VKEEPER
AXD IS BEATE.V BY A MOB
Jam™ Seller Lands on the .W of
James Caaserley, Who«e Followers
time Vleiis Freeljv
Cassorloy's saloon. Golden Gate ave
nue and Franklin street, was the scene
of a ml.xup Saturday night. James Seller
of 2234 Bush street became involved in
a fight with several patrons. - James
Casserley, proprietor of the place, un- !
dertook to restore peace, . and * Seller
swung on his nose, fracturing it.
Seller left the place In a hurry, and
was followed by a crowd of ' hangers
on. Seller boarded a McAllister-street
car and the crowd dragged him off and
beat him severely.
Both Seller and Casserley were re
moved to the Central Emergency Hos
pital for treatment. Caaserley says he
will swear out a warrant charging
Seller with battery.
HARRISOX NOT THE MAS.
STOCKTON. Oct. 14.— W.J. Sullivan,
who was assaulted. ln his store in San
Francisco recently, was in- Stockton I to
day: to determine whether Francis; J.
Harrison," In jail here on* a burglary
cherge, - was the man who assaulted
him. He was shown Harrison at the
jail, but said he wasnot-the man! \u0084,.,.
LAWSON TO HELPMORAX.
Financier to Stamp the . State In the
Mnsoacbanetts Campaign. ;
. BOSTON, Oct. 14.— The most spectac
ular feature of the Moran campaign, so
far is a letter sent by; Thomas W. Law
son to Moran offering to stump the
State to raise funds for the Moran
campaign. Lawson is alleged to have
offered Moran f 50,000 for campaign ex
penses, and Moran, according to Law
son, refused. Now Lawson makes his
new offer. He says he. will talk to the
wives, mothers, sisters and daughters
of Republicans. He will speak to char
itable, sociable and other gatherings,
and at all of them will "pass the plate"
for funds for Moran. He will not; talk
politics at these meetings,' he said. Mo
ran's letter of acceptance has appar
ently cleared the' air considerably in
political circles and the M<Jran sup
porters claim to, be. enthusiastic* over
the outlook. The letter la generally
regarded as a satisfactory document. '
QUEER FOOD OP SEW YORK.
History tells us that Confucius liked
sharks' flns and sea-slugs and birds'
nests. Well and.good.V If a man.wlth
an Intellect like that of the great Chi
nese philosopher, found these, to us
unusual foods palatable," they 'must be
worth trying. Then there are the pre
served grape leaves, the pickled squash
and the dried okra of } the : Syrians.
These people of the Orient were civil
ized long ; before America was even
thought of- being discovered,, so there
Is no reason, argues the; epicure, why
their, knowledge and; choice of foods
should not be well worth investigat
ing. The other countries have 'their
special delicacies which. If they are
sought out, appeal; to the universal
taste and form an agreeable and* inex
pensive addition \u25a0to 'the daily -menu of
the average mortal who must eat. Bear
steak, from the West, kangaroo ; tails
pickled, which come"~ from Australia,
preserved goldfish " 'from: : the V Nile,
canned abalone from Calif ornla Vand
dried goose f rom r Sweden ; are ; only a
few of the queer foods "kept for;* sale
in the New York markets- and- soid" in
quantities every day.
Until recently,^ people who relished
snails were : regarded ,with sentiments
which savored of disgust, but that: no
tion has changed, and at the present
time > that delicacy can -\u25a0 be -procured ;in
almost any of ; the first-class hotels and
cafes in New York. : ; In \ order to; meet
the growing demand,' one of. the largest
caterers" in the city' imports • 25,000
snails every week \ . from 3 Brittany,
where . the best snails are grown.- Les
lie's: Weekly. '
ALFALFA OX DRY LAXD.
A press dispatch from Washington
cays that a discovery: of great; value
to the arid and sen\l-arid AVest- has
been made by^scientlstsoffthat' region
associated with: the Department of Ag
riculture. :. It; is a? new. alfalfa^ which
.will ; : grow . luxuriantly ..*. _in .sections fso
dry that heretofore" no^'vegetation \: has
been - produced -there t: through
irrigation.'. \u25a0• It ;.was ifirsti* found-" in New
Mexico- and .seems to be. an; ordinary
alfalfa which :ThftBC: adapted 'titself \u25a0 to'
conditions and \u25a0 developed U a:- structure
that 'enables : ; it Ito I send \ its = roots very
deep for^ moisture; and^tol conserve all
it;flnds. |It^ls- : declared^thls,plunnwin
make,varid. ,;in : tact, 1 iis making v great
desert ;\u25a0; regions •. valuable^ for % pasturage
and forage. .The department : is \u25a0 raising
se«d; from* itj for use! In; other dry .sec
tions'^andrY wi11!.,- soon-- be- 'prepared 'X to"
distrlbute.lt ;where:lts ; lntroduction will
be^of ;the" most -.benefit;. :, .-;•;•\u25a0 .
930,000 Frog.
f- .we are now open for business at 1347
Golden Gate ave., ; near, .. Fil Imore." -Try
one ; of our; special ; French! dinners, \u25a0 rea
sonable and perfections •
Young Girl Achieves
Fame as Authoress
LONDON, Sept." 15.— 1t is nothing un
usual in these; days of infant prodigies
for ' a.; girl to? write a book and
get -.lt. published. But thatf;*a
girl, before -: reaching her eighteenth
birthday,, should) produce a book which
critics, writing* without any knowledge
that it was th^flrst attempt of a youth
ful authoress, should pronounce one^of
the literary, sensations of the year.iis
something : decidedly unusual and
makes the f eat » a? noteworthy one. v To
none has it : caused greater surprise
than to the /authoress- herself, Miss
Marjorle Boweni "-.who 'has- suddenly
leaped.into fame '.with "The" Viper « of
Milan." 1 >/ .v. : V-: • .
.'.: "I was encouraged by my publisher,",
she says, "to "hope for a cordial recep
tion of my book.but my mother and:l
have ; been simply\ astonished at the
kind notices of it which have appeared
in the papers.' Until about a year ago
I, scarcely read fiction at all., I was
learning to draw "arid paint, at theSlade
school here and" ln Paris, and, that took
nearly all my time." But I was always
fond of reading history and a passage
in Hallam Ect'me'to work on- this, my
first his_torlcar romance. When I began
\u25a0vvrlting'fl; had no vldeav Idea of publication.
Mother -knew il ;. was scribbling, ; of
course,- but thinking it would be 'bad
for my health • would "not let me do
much of -it of an (evening." ;•
Miss Bo wen's romance is full of dra
matic Incident; alive with Imagination
and exciting from beginning to end.':. Her
theme is a broad one — the struggle for
the control of - the : Lombardy. of the
mid-fourtetfnth - century between Mas
tlno della Scala and Gean-Vlßconti,' the
"Viper of Milan."/ -Love is not its ab
sorbing the'mer and; the. beaten track of
the "novelist is further disregarded: in
the ultimate \u25a0triumph of villainy over
virtue, 'as often" happens \u25a0.i.in- history,
which' is no respecter of the conventions
that 'demand a : happy" ending* . ;.. _, : '-' .'.'
; 'The 4 noveL ;; abounds |in j- lpcal TjcoXot,
whichV Is Tal I*- ihe", niore
cause f Miss L Bowen s has * never ,' been' Mn
Italy. In her. 1 knpwledse "of the": sur
roundings lin \which* she; 'places ' ; her
story Miss Bowen is hardly -behind^ Mr.
Shorthouse, who also'* had'. never been
In Italy when he", wrote * ''John Ingle
sant." But "John Inglesant" , was the
laborious work : of twelve years and
"The Viper of Milan", r was "written in
the .first place I for Miss Bowen's own
pleasure In the intervals of her. studies
In art. -."''... , '-'.-^:'"' ,>Oi7 •>*\u25a0-.'. \.
"While shrinking from the responsi
bility of hailing a new genius in his
torical romance,'-' 1 writes one reviewer,
"we shall"" not be'- surprised if Miss
Bowen, after so auspicious a start,
climbs to the very top 'of the tree."
HEARST LEAGUE
Continued From ' Page 1, Column 3.
mains to .be seen. : From the way Mr.
Hughes'- audiences/ of working -people
received his "expose of ! the ' Hearst" non
taxpaying corporations- thero can be
no doubt that; the 7 Issue appealed Ito
them as an ' evidence bf_ the insincerity
of ; Hearst. It Is an issue" whlch* 4 Mr.
Hughes is likely; to' ; keep to the front
during the coming .weeks.; ...
SEES XO CHANCE FOR' HEARST.
Speaker Cannon '. Confident , Republicans
WUI Carry -Xew'Vork.
WASHINGTON, .Oct." 14.— Uncle Joe
Cannon, Speaker of the House. of Rep
resentatives, en: route: .to .Virginia; to
make severar speeches,", interrupted: his
journey today.justilbngi enough "to have
chats with the' President and 'Postmas
ter ; General \u25a0' Cortelyou ', upon '.the:»cam
paign in New. York -and {elsewhere -in
the ; country/ At the conclusion ;, Can-:
non/ expressed 'himself •" ; as
that the ; Republicans i would ' carry; New
York by a good majority.; and; in general
would have a strong working majority
In the House.. . ".N ' '
CAXNOT EXTHUSE CROWDS.
Towns, in Southern, Xew York ', Fall \u25a0 to
Turn Out Crowds to Hear \u25a0 Hearst.
, BATH, 'N.Y.V 'Oct. 14.— Since last
Thursday Hearst, supported by his best
speakers," \u25a0 has -/visited -c all {the / larger
towns in : the ) southern tier fof
and ; has found 'very \ little : anywhere \to
give ' encouragement.';'' Either: the people
of the State .have -no interest? whatever
in the campaigner '.they 'have? nothing
in v common\with Hearst' and, his prln-'
clplies.- ' :;-;^ -\u25a0\u25a0'}.":[.* \u25a0'•V"s'->~-'?'- \u25a0"•\u25a0:y-.-'--. : ; .zr ''\u25a0
: Hearst : realizes :thls^ to 'be^the - fact
andlis .very; much dlßpleased^wlthfhis
failure to get out "crowds,: or. to, Interest
those ;wh6'doj go* to',: hear ; him.fi In s the"
history of \ New I York" Stat e i campaigns :
there hasjneverbeehVany.thingjilke this
op-s'l for «"apathy"yso; fa? v as*- the^ Hearst*
end; of j it s goes. v Many ;of ;the j leadifag^
old? horses vfh *botfi s parties Tv'hayisV coin-;
mented'" upoir -• it" all \ ajotig. ' the. Hearst'
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. ;; NEW, ; YORK.^pct.* l 4V^-Tti b' 'new: Madl-*
s'on'fSqUare' pfesb*yteV!an'' f 'Church, ; of'
;which s Re^v.^'r^Char'le3; r A^PkrkhurstH3'
pastorVVwfts^d'edrcated- tb^ai^iwith %\ mf'
presslyeTcerernonlesr^Tn'hfsdedlcatory
sermon' Dr. s Parkh"urst"paj_d hight tribute"
tOsithb^ge'nlusv6f c Stanford*iWhit.e,7the I
'archltect3whose''flnalfa«hteyement:waB
the : 'designing! of ; He' made
no' referehc^-'to 'the'^tragic, death of
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r.--The tonnage^t'-JipairuM^^vossels : at
the < Chinese *- Hongkong | has
doubled islrice 1898.i" ' ' ';/-'\u25a0: -
Gossip in Railroad Circles.
,'• An important conference, was held
Friday' morning' in" the office of Su
perintendent PalmeT of the'; Southern
reference ;to the congestion
of .freight. Discussions were held with
theJdiyision^superlntendents and their
assiiStaflts^jo£,pakland.and the coast di
visidritas?-to-vtlie .'•' best methods to . be
employed*, to -handle-" the- vast vblume-of
business. as expeditiously. as possible.
;j 'Complaint: has been madefy "the va
i?io^?,vjnerphants that goods, j are de-.
and- it is with - the
obig<;t^of».remedying this, that,. Mr^ Pal-;
mertiefd^protracted : session .with Di
ylsloiiTSupejrfntendent Scott and his as
sistant; f'A.' :w. ; Baker ' of Oakland, " and
withS'J.r'C; -Wilder, "and his,- assistant.
E. "K. Anthony, ; of - the coast , division.'
Several:' -measures- -were /"suggested
which .'promise' to do away ; with the
presenil: congestion, andMt "is the hope
of the -railway officials [that* there .will
be^no ;• further/ reason for complaint oil
the part of the business men of the
city. -'/.": ' . . -. . . \u25a0 ''
G. "W. .Colby, general of the;
Great " Northern, 1 rettfrned :'\u25a0\u25a0'. Friday
from a business. trip to Stockton. Colby
reports.' thatj the San \u25a0 JoaQuin Valley
was -never in better shape. 1 . .;
' '"There was a dog show while I was
in Stockton," ;ho; said, "and' the people
were more In dogs than
anything; else.
"A great. deal of money has been put
in .circulation this summer among. the
fruit growers in that section of the
country/-: and .,- their greatest "profits
have' teen'; from melons. ' These have
been shipped : "to .all' parts of : the coun
try, and I the' growers about Lodi have
made a good thing out of the : crop."
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i ; x-hil Gordon, of the Washington-Sun
set Route is on a business trip through
the mining regions of Nevada." His
father. General Gordon, 'has been sud
denly called East owing to sickness in
the family, .and he left yesterday for
Washington, D. C. .
: Epes Randolph, who has more titles
than any other railroad man in the
country,; writes that Arizona ;is enjoy
ing ,an s unrivaled prosperity. - Ran
dolph is not only bulldlng.a railroad in
Old Mexico, but he Is building into Col
orado." •-.'•" .
'a. P. Stewart, of Rock Island, who
Is known from, ono" end of ' the country;
to the* other as "Andy," ; returned Frl-'
day > from Fresno. "Andy" has a
fresh stock of stories which he gath
ered, up in' the raisin belt."
"Fresno is a coming town," he said.
"Everybody" there has. money, and ev
erybody is wilung to part . with It, ', and
not -hold on to it as if that were the
last $20 gold, piece in \ the.- world.; The
crop has been- large and prices
have; been high, and when there is an
abundant . crop and high ' prices there
are!; high ': doings, in the Raisin City.
Raisins brought 4 cents a . pound this
year, and : Henry. Avila will tell you
that: he has seen the time when they
were as low as three-rqua'rters of; a
cent In the sweat box. . There is a big
boom around Porterville, and the plac
ing, of that town on the map, as it
were,, by having the trains to and from
Los Angeles pass through it will help
to develop that, country amazingly."
/'There is money for everybody \who
goes about trying to corral It." re
marked Henry : Avila oracularly Frl
day,'' 'and ; a man can make big money,
and easy money, too, without the aid
ofiTa-;gas: pipe.; I know of several
young-railroad fellows in" Fresno- and
thereabouts, who bought a piece of land
between Fresno and 'Clovis, and after
they had : made ,thelr first payment they
had just : enough money 1 to record the
deed:. .- Two days after - they, had Jt re
corded they were offered 60 per cent
morethah they: had paid for it."""
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F. A. Valentine, who Is holding down
a desk in the Canadian Pacific office
In the ferry building, had his "mind
greatly wrought up by the fire and
the possible dangers that follow In the
train of; a big conflagration have been
in his thoughts ever-slnce. He was
talking* business to a lady Friday
at ; noon when the Berkeley football
team marched through; the nave "of the
ferry building and gave its college yell.
At the same time there was a crash of
drums. «."
"Heavens!" shouted Valentine, as h9
jumped from his chair and. started for
the stairs, "the building is coming
down." > v v "?
F. Larken of the Southern Pacific,
in- company with the eminent com
mander- of the California- Commandery,
P. F. Ferguson, ;. left for Del Monte on
the flier Friday to make arrange
ments for the outing of the command;
cry in the first- week '•'\u25a0 of ' ne^t \u25a0; month".
There -will be r about 400 Knights and
the\r 1 wives and daughters and sisters
on. the excursion, which will be from
Saturday till Monday. There will be a
grand banquet in the evening of-Sat
urday, to be • followed by a ball, and on
Sunday the visitors will take the fam
ous drive.
. "What we consider . the height of
effrontery, has .been brought to our no
tice by a letter, we received on Friday
from a lady- in* Niagara Falls," .re
marked a ; passenger official "of 'the
Southern Pacific yesterday. "Thiß per
son wrote us and asked -for ;the return
to her of money for an 'unused -portion
of a; ticket from . Niagara Falls to New
York.; We, of course, looked •up rthe
matter,: and .found that the lady.' had
been a .refugee and ; had been given a
"ticket, by ./the 'American National Red
Cross Society and* that it had not coat
her; a cent. Anything to beat a rail
road. ehVl3g&SSg%B&Gg&sm&Bßm
";E. -M. Pomeroy, Pacific Coast freight
agent / for .the; Pennsylvania Railroad,
and R. , W. Martlndale, Pacific / Coast
managerJof ; the United States Castiron
Pipe i Company,' left Saturday : night for
Southern^California'on a -business trip.
They: expect to be back toward the end
of next week.
! Chauncey L. Canfleld, general agent
of the Chicago.'Mllwaukee and St! Paul,
expects to" have his book, "The Diary, of
a\'49er,7 out, within a few days. There
is alreadyj a big demand \ for * the/ book,
.which is said -to be .vastly entertaining.
Canfield 1 has plunged ' Into li terature be
fore and'isisomethjng' of a poet. "
H. M. MacGregor, traveling : passen
ger,; agent of- the, Union Pa'cific,:ia back
after a> prolonged _ trip through the
northern part of the State. /
/• F. "W. Thompson, general Western
agent of: the? Rock Island, is making- a
tour sof \ the^ State of Nevada. \u25a0:•; He lwjll
.visits all ; the big mining camps I before
returninyjhome.
I "_The/ ; house' committee of ;\u25a0 the" v Trans-"
p^rfatlon"; Club,/ it *is* said. '.is on -the
ibetterXquarters. The club
;is I now ; quartered : on j Mint avenue, near
Fifth 'street. ,vW. ; RvAlberger f is /the
president. v* Before -• the '.^disaster. ... the
transportation "1 Club y was '.one /of the
most , popular.; organizations in the city,
jit ," held .i. entertainments X and
\u25a0people; regarded themselves as; lucky ; to
:get 'an 1 ; invitation. to* their/ f unctions: r/ It
lsJhoped'ithatiwhenltils betteryhoused,
oldrmembers 1 win -revive/their interest
in'thelclub;.';;: • - - / \u25a0
\u25a0 . McMurray, - general passen-"
gerf agent jof a theJOregon: Railway and
Navigation^Company^ and' also; of: the
Southern S lines '- in Oregon, *is
h*erelon|a: short visit. ZMcMurray/is^'as
enthusiastic /over >/ Oregon/ as he was
over * Calif qrnla* when -. he X worked *j for,
James <Horsburgh?Jr.-;l"We ; are getting
an /"enormous " immigration \i Into 7 ; the
southern part of Oregon," said Mc-
Murray,\"and the Klamath reclamation
project has worked ".wonders. We" are
confident that we will have in the
Klamath country the great celery bed 3
of the United States.
"I want to tell you. one thing which
you people- In California do not realize.'
We have in the -Umpqua Canyon scen
ery as beautiful as in' the "TOsemlte, and
the nfiw- line -from! Drain-to" Cooa Bay
will open up a country which will make
it the greatest :scenic line 'in the world.
I T tell you there: is 1 no; country prettier
than/the Rogue River .Valley. Oregon
is booming. We have had the biggest
hop ;crop ever known and, we had all
the help ,that was needed." '"./
'. The /Walker Indian Reservation is to
be opened up for settlement on the 23th
of this month. .The California and Ne
vada road -runs r through- the reserva
tion and/advices .have been received
thr/t the line expects to do a good busi
ness with horaeseekers. The reserva
tion,: which is in Nevada and . fed . by
the waters of .Walker Lake, contains
250.000 acres and some, of the land is
particularly good.
- Frank C. Casey has been made chief
clerk; in John *A. GiUVofflce'' /Casey
camehere from Los Angeles, where ho
was chief clerk- in thefrelgnt offices
of the New York Central line*. Tils
place has been filled by W. Jones, who
was with the Chicago and Northwest
ern'in Salt liake' City.
Floyd Judah will' be missed greatly
during the present duck season by
railroad men. Floyd was a hunter of
renown. He rarely let a Sunday pass
without being "at one of the marshes
and he always brought back a largo
string of ducks. It was Floyd's great
delight to exploit new hunting places
and every season regularly he had pre
pared for the newspaper men a series
of articles showing where the ducks
were plentiful. ' Floyd had the credit
of being 1 the best »hot as far as ducks
were concerned In the Southern Pacific.
. The, Southern Pacific has contracted
with the Atlantic de Forest Wireless
Company for wireless telegraph equip
ment for. Its new oteamshlps Momus,
Antilles and Creole.
: The Southern Pacific, the Texas, and
Pacific and the Missouri. Kansas and
Texas have formed the Southern Fruit
Dispatch for the rapid transportation
of fruit to Kansas City, St. Louis and
Chicago. The first train wjll leave Los
Angeles today.
The Southern Railway has prepared
readable pamphlets, accompanied with
maps, of the Ter-Centennial Exposition
at Jamestown, which is to open on
April 26, 1907, and will close on No
vember 30 of the same year. This
exposition will celebrate the three hun
dredth' anniversary of the landing of
the expedition of which John Smith
was a member.
The Southern Railway is arranging
for special'rates and stopovers for ex
position purposes, and It Is believed
that a grea'f business will be done by
that line to the exposition.
"Tramps don* like limited trains to
ride upon on th|s coast," remarked
Phil Jordan. . "It isn't that they ob
ject to fast riding, but there are cer
tain inconveniences attaching to a lim
ited or' a' fast mail which upsets their
equilibrium.
"The Washington-Sunset runs a fast
train which scoops up water, and a
tramp got on the train at Atlanta and
hid himself on the blind baggage just
behind the. tender. When the fast mail
stopped ., at i Lynchburg the tramp got
off, wet: to the skin, and mad as a hat
ter, for the scoop had not only filled
the bpller, ' but had drenched him.*
'.•The 'conductor was standing, by the
car when the tramp walked up to him,
and, shaking himself like a big dog,
said in thundering tones:
" 'Say, conductor, what were them
two rivers we ran through a while
back?'"
SEVERELY INJURED
BY OWL OAR.
S. Patrick, living at 1617 Bryant
street, was N run over -and severely In
jured by an * inbound Castro-street car
on Market street between Seventh and
Eighth streets shortly after. 1 o'clock
this morning. He was \u25a0' lying on the
rails, apparently in an intoxicated con
dition, when | the. car struck him.
' F. L. Davis of the; United States tug
Hartley, was a' passenger on the car
and .saw the accident. He says the
car was running without a headlight.
He saw the man's danger before the
motorman noticed him.
An effort was made to stop the car,
but it could not be checked before the"
front wheels were upon Patrick- His
thighs and arms were badly crushed.
He was placed on the. car and taken
to the Harbor Emergency Hospital.
SANDBAG LABORER
ON BUSH STREET.
Carl Wilson, a laborer living at 24S
East was held up at 11 o'clock
last night on Bush street, between
Grant avenue and Kearny street by. two
men, one of whom , knocked him almost
senseless by a^blow in the face from
a sandbag and held him down while
his companion , searched his pockets
and secured $6.
Whenattacked bythe thugs. Wilson
called for help, and. Special Officer S.
McKay brushed to the place and fired
one shot at the fleeing holdup men.
Wilson was not badly hurt. \u25a0'. ' *
As the British War Department ts
about to move :from : Its old quarters
in Pall; Mall, to-: the new quarters in
Whitehall the suggestion i 3 made that
it sell ; its i furniture in the old place
and buy, it back, at ' an advance, for the
new place, South African style.
TRANSATLANTIC
POLICY HOLDERS'
ASSOCIATION
POLICY HOLDERS'
(Members \ and Xon-Members) ':'".
iiIETING
AT .TEMPLE ISRAEL,
Corner Webster and California Sta.,
J-UESDAY^ OCTOBER 16
At S O'Clbck p. m.
GILLETT DEVOTES
SUNDAY TO REST.
Throws Aside Polities and
Whiles Aw&y Sabbath in
the Company of Friends
GUEST AT A DINNER
Martin Madsen
SAN DIEGO. Oct. 14.— The Sabbath
was a day of rest fdr James N. G'l
lett. An auto spin was his only recrea
tion, rolitlcs was 'laid aside and the
candidate whlled away the hours In
the company of friends.. He was guest
of honor at luncheon at the Hotel d«l
Coronado and also at a dinner In thi3
city. He departed en the 11 o"clocltf
train for Los Angeles, where he wilt
spend tomorrow forertoo» before go
ing to Pasadena. wh*»re he will address
a meeting in the evening. He will re- -
to Los Angeles on Tuesday and
speak at the> rally there that nrght. \u25a0
George A. Knight will remain with
the party until Tuesday night. H»
will speak at Pasadena and Los An
geles and then return to the north.
Warren R. Porter, nominee for Lieu
tenant Governor, will accompany Gil
lett on the tour up, the coast as far
as San Jose.. Being ai resident of Wat
sonville and enjoying a large acquaint
ance In those counties It has been
deemed advisable to have him remain
with the standard-bearer.
GHlett Is well pleased with the situa
tion In Southern California and has
found hl3 prospects for a heavy vot»
in thl3 section brighter than he had
expected. He Is convinced ; that Bell
and Langdon have made small head
way with the vigorous campaigns they
have been conducting. Various esti
mates have been made of the plurality
which Gillett will receive south of
Tehachapi. and a careful culling flxaa
25,000 as the most reasonabl* . flsur*.
Most of the best authorities agro« oa
this figure, and GHlett himself regards
It as about correct.
During his automobile ride today
Gillett visited the Normal School build
ing. He Is inspecting all State institu
tions and buildings that li« in his route
of travel. , r ,,. \u25a0
"First-aid" cabinets are beln % af
fixed to the electric tramway standards
in Leicester, England. Bandages and
appliances for dealing with an accident
are obtained by breaking a glass win
dow in the cabinet in the same way
as fire alarms are* given.
If You Lost a Piano in the Recent
Fire Sign the Certificate Here-
with and We Will Accept It as
Part Payment fora New Piano
Nearly six months have elapsed since
the great calamity befell our city, af
which time at least 23.000 pianos were
destroyed. During all these months we
have been as busy as 'bees doing all
that we could fo put ourselves In a
position to better the condition of the
owners of the great number of pianos
that were lost. f-
Saturday we were able ; to = complete
an arrangement with the last of our
manufacturers whereby we are in a po-
sition to offer an allowance of $100 to
every purchaser of a piano bought
from us during the present week, pro-
vided the purchaser will prove to us
that he or she actually lost a piano
in the recent fire. Fill out the follow-
ing blank and bring it with you.
ITAMB
FORMER ADDRE55......... ,
PRESEXT ADDRESS
NAME OP PIAXO DESTROYED....
PRICE PAID ...1..........' *
WITXESS . . .
WITXESS'. ADDRESS....
' Saa Francisco Call, Oct. 13, 1809.
It is Imperative that this blank b«;
filled out entirely, as tha manufactur- "
era are standing one-half of . tha $100,
and wo must produce th« Touchers ta
order to collect their share of tha al- ,
lowance.
Do not fail to have the certlfloats-
witnessed by one reputable person that*
knows of his own personal knowledge
that you were the possessor of th«
piano shown in the certificate.
Every piano shown on our floor Is
marked In plain figures; and every new!
piano in our stock Is to be had on the
above conditions, comprising the fol-
lowing well known makes:
Everett Kranich & Bach
Behning Clark Wise & Co.
Bachmann Kurtzmann
Schiller and others
The above certificate will be accepted
as a part payment, and the balance of
the purchase price can b$ arranged to'
suit your convenience.
There Is actually no guessw'ork or
chance attached to this offer, for you.
are welcome to any we have on our-
floor at a discount of $100, provided, you
can prove to us that you really-lost a~
piano In the recent fire. •
THIS OFFER HOLDS GOOD FOR'-
THIS WEEK OXLY. IF YOU WERE
OXE OF THE LOSERS BE /SURE.
TO CUT OUT THIS CERTIFICATE.
TODAY. . .
Come early today to select your pi--
ano.for, while the stock Is very larga.
It will be just as well to get the selec-
tion of the entire stock.
CLAR|^KO.
1420 VAN NESS AVENUE
Phone Emergency 741
REMOVAL NOTICE^
C. A. MALM & CO.
Formeirlr 220^-323 Bash st,
TRVXK MAJfITACTURERS, '\u25a0':
Office and Salesroom 1215 Sntter Bi.
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