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let him have money to pay her funeral
expenses. But he didn't pay the bill,
which he still owes to Porter & White,
and that is another reason why I, in
tend to press this claim against him.
"After that Coffey came to me right
along, begging for small loans rang-,
ing from $50. |60, $75, $100 and as little
as $10. It seemed that I "couldn't re
fuse, because he was in such distress
and 1 was the only person in the world
to succor him and his family.
"When Mr. Sheehan ran for some
office in the city hall — tax collector, I
think — I loaned Sheehan $700 to make
his flght. and after he was elected I got
him to give Coffey a job, Coffey agree
ing to pay me $30 a month out of his
salary of $125. He paid me 535. and
that was all. Finally I asked him for;
somo kind of a settlement, and figured
out that he owed me $1,700. -
"He said his wife calculated the debt
at not more than $700. I told him all
right, to go to my lawyer, Charley Ileg
prerty of Knight & Reggerty, and give |
him a note for me and I would let it
go at $700. He never gave the note,
and when I sent agaTn to him he re
turned word, that he didn't owe' me a
calls him as .yTvrrr.vEss
"That was the last time I had any
thing *o do with Coffey until I got
in litigation with Attorney Henry L
Kowalsky concerning $5,500 of a fee
In the Blythe case, which he had as
signed to me and then refused to pay.
My sister suggested that CofTey knew
ell about the case and if he would
tell the truth would be' a good witness
for me.
"I said I would rather lose the case
than ask him to testify on my be
half, but my sister went to him and
he was called as a witness by Peter
F. Dunne, my attorney. After win
ning the suit the money was divided
by my husband's sons and myself.
"After the big fire of 1906 Coffey
was on the board of supervisors and
I sent him word that I wanted to go
«»«st. so If he had any money I would
like a little on account. He came to
see me and said that he had no money,
but would pet me and Mrs. Rickofl
tickets to Chicago and return by way
of the Santa Fe, and he did so. He
seamed to have a big pull. and said he
could get all the tickets he wanted.
He offered to get , tickets for Mrs.
Lambert and her daughter, who were
jroing at the same time, but they had
their tickets and declined his offer.
"During our talk Coffey said: 'I
have been able to repay the
money due you, but I promise that if
-1 make anything during ray term as
•supervisor I will pay you every dollar
I owe.' lie also said: 'A certain big
politician said t6 me, "Mike, you go in
and make all you can," and I intend to
do it, and then I will pay you,' but he
hasn't kept even that promise.
DEBTS OF LOXG STAXDI2V<?
"Some of the money he owes me Is
for tilings that my husband and I have
»lone for his daughters. One of his
daughters had spinal trouble and Sen
ator Mahony supplied \u25a0tier with braces
that cured her, but never a cent did
Coffoy pay back. Another daughter
needed to have her teeth fixed, so I s^nt
her to my dentist and the bill was
paid by me. Not a nickel from Mike
Coffey ever came to me for that.
"At th.9 election, when Coffey was
running for supervisor, he came to me
and begged that I would go to Mr.
White and ask him not to fight him
on account of that unpaid funeral bill
of hia mother in law. I didn't like to
do it, but he begged so piteously that
1 saw Mr. White on his behalf, as he
said it would mean his defeat if Mr.
White told that story to the newspa
ivrs. it was hard work to get Mr.
White to let up on him, but he finally
said he would do it because I asked
him."
WARDS OFF DISGRACE)
"Mr. White was Tery bitter against
Coffey and denounced him for every
thing that was dishonorable. Even
aftrr all this, Coffey went to Jack
Parry, who was a fire commissioner,
and tried to get him to swear that he
never knew of me giving money to
Coffey, but Parry turned him : down,
saying that he did know that Coffey
often borrowed money from me.
"There never was any reason that I
should let Coffey have this money ex
cept his pathetic appeals. He fre
quently threatened to commit suicide
unless I would help him, declaring
that there was not another person in
the world to whom he could' go for
a rent.
"After he went to driving hack for
a living he had a hard time and I got
him some patronage, and tben I se
cured his appointment to a position
with the board of health, and he was
full of promises about what he
would Ao, but he never^kept his word.
I wrote to him telling him that 1
needed the~raoney and he didn't even
answer; so" now. I intend to see if the
law can compel him to settle."
MILLIONAIRE TELLS
HOW WOMAN DUPED HIM
Gave $100,000 Mortgage on His
Home and. Did Not Get Evenf
Receipt for $1
SPECIAL DISPATCH TO THE CALL
PITTSB.TJRG. Feb. 17. — Francis F.
Lovejoy told Judge Shafer in common
pleas courftoday details of how he was
victimized by Mrs. Mary. E. Cochrane
lnto-giring a mortgage for $100,000 on
his home. .He said he did not even get
$1, receipt -of which is acknowledged
in the mortgage. Judge Shafer ordered
the mortgage nullified. Mrs.. Cochrane.
\u25a0who the police believed had fled to Cali
fornia, was located this morning living
In strict seclusion" ln Oakland.--. -^"
Lovejoy Explained that he grave a
mortgaire to.the Fidelity title and trust
company in 1905 for $75,000 on his
home. This fell due and he was given
«. short extension. "In the Interval he
m«t Mrs. Cochrane who said she had
$100,000 in Pittsburg banks. T. M.
Brown, a leading attorney, represented
her and drew up the papers. Mrs. Coch
rane was slow producing the cash, ex
plaining she was waiting for power of
attorney from S. S. Green of Phoenix,
Ariz., which w£a delayed In the mails.
Attorney Brown joined in the petition
with Lovejoy. • \u25a0
ARCHBISHOP RIORDAN IS
HEARD IN STRONG PLEA
Urges Worshipers to Make the
Gaining of Heaven, Not
Riches, Their Life Work
. CHICAGO, Feb. 17. — That the highest
ob'sct of all work wa» to prepare the
eoul for admittance to heaven was
pointed out to worshipers who filled
Ft. E!izabeth"s Roman Catholic .church
yesterday by. Archbishop Patrick TV.
Riordan of San Francisco, who is* visit-
Ing his brother. Rev. D. J. Riordan, pas
tor of the church. It was the duty of
man, he declared,, to work with and for
God rather than to Ignore him in per
formipg the tasks of the day.
"Wf are sent into this world to labor
to the cml of our lives," he, said, "and
our greatest work should be to fit the
soul for residence in the eternal man
sion when life is over. The value
of an immortal soul cannot: be com
pared with the riches of this world,; for
the day will come when things material
will pass away and we are left with
our soul and our God." It is tbe 'destiny
of all men to. go back to the Creator,
and it is therefore our duty to ; toir for
him while we are here."
PILES CURED I.V 6 TO 14 DAYS
Pazo Ointssent is guaranteed to cure any case
of Itching, Blind, Bleeding or - Protruding : Piles
In 6to J* days or money refunded. 50c. *
TO PRESENT SOLID
FRONT TO MACHINE
Union of All Republican Factions
Opposed to Bosses Now
Seems Assured
County* Committee's: Campaig
ners Submit Nominations to -
Roosevelt League
A union of all the antimachine re-,
publican factions in San Francisco was
virtually assured last night by the
submission of a list of nominations to
the Lincoln-Roosevelt league's local
committee by the republican county
committee's campaign committee. - '
The republican county committee's
campaign committee, with full author
ity to arrange for the campaign, pre
sented to the Lincoln-Roosevelt
league's executive committee lists of
republicans from- each assembly- dis
trict. The independent republican clubs
have submitted similar lists and from
the two the Lincoln-Roosevelt league
leaders will select 18 assembly district
committeemen and 20 comraitleemen at
large. . . • \u25a0 - ,
The avowed policy of the Lincoln-
Roosevelt league men tp select the^best
men without regard to the faction
nominating and to act, as far as pos
sible, with exact fairness will be made
easy. Examination of the lists sub
mitted by the two bodies discloses
that in many instances they have
chosen the same men. The result will
be that both the independent republi
cans and the county committee will be
represented by members on the Lln
coln-Roosevelt league committee and
the committee ' will be completed by
the appointment of men not promi
nently identified with either faction in
the municipal fight and who will be'
acceptable to both. - -i, .
The county committee's campaign
committee will be called into confer
ence again when the Lincoln-Roosevelt
league leaders are ready to announce
their committee appointments, and the
leaders of the several parties inter
ested were convinced last night that
an adjustment quite satisfactory to all
antimachine republicans would be
reached." The league leaders hope to be
able to announce their committeemen
not later than Fridny or Saturday of
this week and to take up the detail
work of organizing the city early
next week.
AATI-McXABS ARE BUSY
The San Francisco democratio club,
otherwise the anti-McXab democrats,
purpose to fire their first organization
gun In the thirty-ninth district, where
they will start a club Wednesday
night. C. W. Eastin, president of tbe
central club, issued a call yesterday
for an organization meeting to be held
tomorrow night at Foresters' hall in
I street between Eleventh and Twelfth
avenues. The avowed purpose of the
anti-McNab democrats is to secure first
delegate tickets nominated in the open
by the democratic voters of the several
districts. :: r \u25a0:\u25a0':,. ':: .
JUDGE BUCK TAKES
PLACE OF HEBBARD
Continued from Pace 1, . Column 1
tice was taken of the incident. Since
then Hebbard has been taken by his
friends to a private institution for
treatment.
James Groom, Hebbard's clerk, ad
mitted last night that the judge had
been taken to a sanatorium out of the
city. It is stated' (hat his condition
is such that he may never be able to
resume his place on the bench.
A few weeks ago Mrs. Hebbard se
cured a divorce from her husband.
She took the step only after she had
been told that there was small hope
that the judge could shake off the peri
odical attacks of alcoholism. During
the periods of his inebriety Hebbard
has been given to hallucinations and
to the writing of verse. He recently
published a book of poems containing
comments on matters of local interest,
as well. as matters material to nothing
in particular.
No announcement has yet been made
as to the steps to remove Hebbard per
manently from the bench.
BIG RAILROAD PROJECT
IS PLANNED BY MOFFAT
Will Tap Rich Section in Texas
and Be Continued to San
Francisco
SPECIAL DISPATCH TO THE CALL V
FORT "WORTH, Tex., Feb. 17.— One
of the largest 'railroad' projects in re
cent years is that of the Denver.'i Nort
hwestern and Pacific, which, according to
a report here,.iwill build from here fiOO
miles : west to Carlsbad, , N. M., north to
Denver'and on- to San Francisco.
The right of way. from Fort Worth to
Carlsbad has already been purchased.
D. H. Moffat of Denver, backed by the
Gould and Toakura Interests,' it is said,
will build the line. The necessary funds,
$100,000,000, are already subscribed, and
construction will begin within two
months./ • Agents of/ Moffat are • here to
obtain land and otrfer concessions. 1
The new line will croft the -Wichita
valley, the Orient and T.enas Central
road*, and .will, parallel the Texas and
Pacific," also; a Gould line, a hundred
miles, to the south. \Thls new road will
tap the richest corn, cotton -and cattle
section in Texas through which no rail
road* now runs. The road will operate
in competition with the Colorado arid
Southern,/ and will seek-to carry the
agricultural products of Texas to: Col
orado and Pacific coast markets. ' '
The road will be incorporated Lin
Denver, 'where general offices will be
maintained. Fort Worth will be the
eastern terminal. '.
to police: harbor
A meeting will be ; held tomorrow
morning - in r 'the office of Dep.uty ; Col
lector. N.S. Farley*, in the . 'appraiser's
building,; " f or."' tho purpose of * making
arrangements . for ; the. policing- of San
Francisco harbor during ; the presence
of the 'fleet. 'Those,, who have been: in
vited to attend the meeting by Deputy
Collector Farley, are: Captain »Phelps,
commandant at -Mare island; ;Admiral
Glass, James D.' Phelan^the captains lin
the revenue cutter, service, quar
antine officers.; pilots, harbor police and
harbor commissioners." \u25a0 /"- ' •' - ,
MARIXEMEX DRAW AGREEMENT
With a view of settling their;differ
ences, with the Ship Owners', association
the officers' of : the Marine Engineers'
association* put in yesterday 'drawing up
rough' drafts, of. terms ".'of 'agreement
which it/was hoped ;. would . be satisfac
tory to all - concerned." They^ ; will Jbe
presented \u25a0 to; the \u25a0 Marine Engineer's as-
Fooiation at the meeting of the organ
ization tonight 'V— -'- - . 'r
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, -TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1908.
SAYS CITY WILL
ELECT CLEAN MEN
Chester Rowell Declares San
Francisco Is to Pick De-
cent Delegation
Tells Ventura Residents Golden
Gate District Will Redeem y
Itself at Polls
— — .• ; \u25a0•
SPECIAL DISPATCH- TO THE CALL
VENTURA, Feb. 17.— "San Francisco
Is now being organized by the Lincoln-
Roosevelt republican league - and will
send to the next legislature the ; only
decent It has ever ," sent"
That, was the significant statement
made by Chester; H. Rowell .in his
speech last night at a largely at
tended meeting at the town hall, called
to consider the organization of a league
for /Ventura county. : ;\. \V v -
The : meeting ..was . presided over 'by
former United States Senator Thomas
R. Bard. It J was stated that Hon. W.
R.; Davis of Oakland, who; was also te>
have spoken, had j been 8 unexpectedly
called borne. In stating the : purposes
of. the ; meeting, Rowell i told . how th«
league came by its hyphenated name.
Lincoln Steffens made -the suggestion,
bo that it would be -clear/ that the or
ganization was . not a' means . of boom
ing Roosevelt for a third term.
It was desired, Rowell said, to^ pro
mote the candidacy of some man for
president, like : Taft or Hughes, \ who
would stand, for the continuation 6*f
the Roosevelt policies/ and to oppose
the nomination of any reactionary can
didates, such as Knox or Cannon.
"In the present state of public opin
ion In California," said the speaker, "I
suppose the. state delegates will be
given to Taft.' At*/ all, /events, the
league stands tfor some candidate who
is -for the Roosevelt policies as against
any working for the Interest of the big
corporations." V
That was the speaker's only direct
reference to Taf t. It was explained
that the primary purpose of the league
was. to. deliver tho state of California
out of the hands of the Southern Pacific
railroad machine; to turn, its control
back to the people of the state.
"Nobody wants to hurt the railroad
as a business proposition," ; sald Rowell.
"It Is a valuable asset to the state, as
valuable a business asset as it is to Its
owners. But we want it to attend to
Its own business andi not present the
spectacle presented at \u25a0 the last un
speakable legislatures-Walter Parker
openly herding . the members in the
interest of the railroad political bureau.
And - 1 want to tell you that If the ma
chine is kicked out of the dominant
party the democrats are on guard to
see that it does not capture theirs. It
will try to do that— it works only to
win. .
"I have the authority. of Mr. Herrin
himself that he does not believe in
bosses in politics. He says that there
is no such, thing as a good political
boss. And I believe him. I thought
when he said that that he certainly
was not a good one.' He told me that
he had faith In the people, and that If
the people -were ; trusted. -.they.- would
control their .own affairs. . And so they
will." .\u25a0 v V ' V --\u25a0;.. ; ': " : I
Senator Bard took a rap at the South
ern Pacific in introducing the speaker
of <tbe evening,' that .the time
had come now to end once and. for all
the domination of ther Southern Pacific
in i the great political parties ; of the
state.
At the'concluslon of Rowell's address
a Lincoln-Roosevelt league was organ
izedywlth 40 members and the following
officers: ' . . ;
President, Hon. Thomas R. Bard ; vice
presidents, C. C. Teague, Robert
Strathearn and F. W. Baker; secre
tary-treasurer, D. J. Reese.
DUPED WIFE SEEKS TO ;
DIVORCE BUNKO ARTIST
Husband Disappears as Bad
Checks Flutter Back in
Flocks
SPECIAL DISPATCH TO THE CALL
TACOMA, "Wash., Febl 17.— Divorce
proceedings \u25a0 begun JjJ this morning- by
Mrs. Clarence Collier Crandall, formerly
Sybil Anderson, . a' pretty -woman ;25
years, old, brought to light work of an
expertvbunko" artist who' dupedi' and
married the girl and worked prominent
Tacomans and Elks for carfare to j New
York and part jof the distance across
the Atlantic. . .
- • Crandall Is 26 years old, handsome,
genteel and educated. He' won/ , the
heart of Miss Anderson, cashier in a
Seattle restaurant,' Crandall;/.repre
sented himself to be a son/of .an army,
paymaster !in| the Philippines,/ and also
posed as a government ; attorney, and a
members;of the San Francisco lodge of
Elks. He was married to .; Miss "Ander r
i=on January 29 here by' the Rev. : J. P.
Marlatt, pastor of \u25a0 the First Methodist
church.-.- .-'\u25a0'.', •-•:'-' \u25a0": : : :-/'%. -
He left with the' hotel clerk a pack
age, said to .contain ; and told
his wife r he '; was : transferring $10,000
froma San-Francisco bank to, the local
bank. -Then he asked: her Ho \u2666get 1 - $ 100,
from the hotel .clerk ; . for. her expenses
and had the hotel- cash his checks; for
$134. When: the :;h6teltbpoks/;showed
he owed $IGS; his checks came 'back
unpaid «Lnd" February 10. he 'was; miss-
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-Mrs. Crandall returned $70 of thesloo
she drew from the \ hotel, and .Manager
Berkshire has .assumed: 1 , personal re-,
sponslbility • for; the /.hotel's loss. :_ Miss
Anderson has returned to, Seattle,': while
the ' police and/ Elks I are jointly trying
to locate Crandall. " V .'. ;
BERKELEY BODY-FORMS
Fleet RecepHon .Committee Is
Organized
BERKELEY/ ; Feb. ,rl7^-The>, r l7^-The> fleet .' re
rep tlon committee ; was organized:at; the
town hall tonight at'alargeimeeting. of
representatives i of -'civic,/ fraternal/ and
other organizations/^.; Rj ; P. / Boone'twas
chosen 5 executive • chairman.';, with? Fran?.
els Ferrier, / Benjamin} lde] Wheeler; 'and
G. B. Ochletreej honorary :chairriien.'.The
executive; committee ; is: as", follows: /: O.
F.' Snedigaf, Fred^E/fßeed,; W. \u25a0 E. ,Wool
j.sev.'iCharles Keeler.^ Charles H. ; Spear,
C. C.TJuster,^Judge^V:vH;,Waste;; ; W. J;
Mortimer,' C.fK; Biedenba'ch^ D. W. Mc-
Laughlin,' H. / D..v lrwin;"* Rev. : J:> I H.
Lathrop, Raymond '/Bailey," '. Fred'/ ,WV
Foss,'osVrP.;Woolsey. '';'"•...\u25a0' . *\u25a0 "
/\u25a0Plans call, tentatively,; for. threeVdays'
carnival.'; { If 'onlylone ; day . is allowed , a
track; meet,-; luncheon,// baseball— game
and;muslcaleat ; the Greek theater were
suggested. \ The './committee will 'meet
Monday . night' : ... : . .V";
PROPRIETORS BAXKRI'PT
A voluntary.' petitions in Cbankruptcy
,was;flled,yesterday.:inlthe United? States
district court! by rL. • F.*- Ladrack.v lf. v j
Toft f and *R/ |W.i; Taylor, 6pf oprietoTs sof
the CloverJand!GntiEdgeJcreamerieV[of
San f ? Francisco.^- VThe \ liabllitles^.were
placed v at \u25a0 $5,038, and vthere /were ;no
available* assets | giveri?/^ The i (debts "'due
\u25a0the|flrmfambunttto|s93B,'!arid?.th v eLyalue
of the ;maohlnery Vahd sflxtur~es:ini the
creameryj I«: said .to be>s 1,000:? V ; • .;
NATIVE DAUGHTERS
TO ESCORT IVANS
Committee Bars All Girls From
Fleet Parade Except Those
of Organization
Order of March Decided- and
Question of Precedence of
Military Settled
, Native of California will
be the only, women' to take" part in the
big ! parade in honor of Admiral ' Evans
and the";men ;of battleship
when they land. here next May. And at
'the same time, Native Sons \u25a0 will be i the
only nonmilitary '* of men
allowed J a place in ; the* procession. That
much;. was settled for good by the com
mittee on fleet, reception and parade
which met yesterday afternoon in the
California building. - '
Even at v that,, the native daughters
themselves didn't s win easily, : and ; for
a' time It looked as though the commit
tee .would religiously- bar, any and. all
women from the parade. When they
r relented, however, it was decided, :by
common I consent, that to | the native
daughters should go : the honor, and
that there the line should be firmly
drawn.
Ever sinee t news of the parade went:
forth the committee -has been receiving [
letters and \ requests 'from __ woman's
clubs and organizations of feminine ad
mirers of Sailor Jack, asking to be al
lowed to participate. Inasmuch as the
parade is to be essentially military, -it
was explained that too many, women
would — er— be likely to destroy the dis
cipline. „ /
Gowned all. in white and carrying
bouquets of the most fragrant Califor
nia flowers, the native - daughters ; will
be assigned to, a fitting place of honor
in the escort of Admiral Evans him
self, while opposite them will march
the native; sons. iJ'JJ**^.
SOI/VES DELICATE PROBLEM.
After that. was disposed of, the com
mittee was confronted by another, deli
cate? problem— -that of deciding the
question of precedence between ; the
national guard and regular soldiers in
the parade. \u25a0 Chairman Frank J.
Symmes had planned to have the militia
march first, but Colonel Alexander
Hawes and Captain Robert H. | Fletcher,
both of them army men, saw the matter I
in a different-light. It would never do,
said they, to have the glory of the regu
lars obscured' by mere militia, and, be
sides, it was: not 1 military etiquette.
Finally somebody remembered that
there ; was a : government statute pre
scribing that the regular army should
have precedence. - ,
..-; ,The committee chose John A. Costa
for grand marshal on the day of the
parade, and set the order of march as
follows: : !_-,"_ .
Admiral Evans, escorted by native
sons and daughters: national guard
and Grand Army of the Republic; regu
lar soldiers from Presidio' and bay
forts; ' marines; bluejackets from .the
battleships; and, in; order, carriages
and automobiles, with Governor. Gillett,
Secretary' of the Navy Metcalf, Mayor
Taylor escorting Admiral Dewey, and
then &' long lino of other admirals, cap
tains and members of the various com- ;
mlttees. ~ ; _ C : -'
TO 1 SEND COMMITTEE AHEAD gj
'\u25a0 ' The' committee decided to send either
Chairman; Symmes orj Captain Fletcher
to Magdalena bay to meet the fleet, an
nounce the plans of reception; of Ad
miral Evans arid accompany the squad
ron., to this city.
\ : Colonel Hawes told the committee
that he hoped to see 40 automobiles
festooned with flowers, forming one I
division of .the parade. * Steps were
taken for securing the machines.
Then * the committee listened to a
"roast" on Itself and its plans of re
ception. 7 The "roast" came in the shape
of a letter from a- woman,. who told the
comrhittee she disapproved vigorously
of greeting the sailors with flowers. lV.
"Our sailors will be in chains long
enough when they see the California
girls," read the- letter; "Don't spoil the
ceremony 'by having native daughters
throw- wreaths around their necks.". : .
| Plans for the' subscription dinner to
tho officers of the fleet were completed
earlier in the afternoon by the commit
te: on entertainment, of which Fred
erick "WV; Hall was chairman. The din
ner, it was decided; would be held at
the St. Francis hotel, and plates would
coßt.s2o each. One hundred high. naval
officers and governors of visiting states,
with Mayor Taylor, will be entertained
as guests of honor.
:.The committee decided emphatically '
that, there will, be : few- speeches and
those extremely ; short. 'Details were
also perfected for two dress receptions
and balls at the j. Hotel Fairmont, and
arrangements made for having "five
bands play every //day for . a week.fat
Union square, Hamilton square,' North
beach, Twenty-third and Mission
streets / and . one at , large.V. The music
will cost approximately $3,000.
GOES TO PLACE TARGETS
Buffaloito^Leaye Tomorrow for
Magdalena
•The navy auxiliary steamer Buffalo,
Captain C. 1 F.-Pond,/ ! U. S: N.; In comf
mand,;will leave; here tomorrow"even
ing foW Magdalena bay to t make/ ready"
thereof or the -big/ fleet.; \ The Buffalo! ls
carrying ; stores, - ammunition -and; tarf
gets for Admiral ? Evans', > battleships
and also mail for .: i the officers and -men;
The Buffalo will j act as, range ship for
the big ships during their target prac
tice. 1 ----' \u25a0// vvwv v-.v \u25a0\u25a0".-. \u25a0.:.\u25a0\u25a0'. i \u25a0.\u25a0}:,%
; ; The \u25a0: Buffalo will ; reach -> Magdalena
bay. about two .weeks ahead of the fleet,
and- the officers of /the auxillaryisteam
er expect : that they^wiU require; air of
that time to- do; the /work "that they
should have ; finished;; before I the 5 fleet
arrives. .Under Captain ;: Pond's direc
tion/ the" targets £ at: which, the
ships .'will /shoot < will :'be£ placed, /the
distances I carefully measured sand; other
data's gathered, so /that when: the V fleet
swings into i the; Mexican ibay; the ;gun^
ners -may " bring.^-.lntoU: action r: ' the
and I ; little i'giins : without • longer.?; delay,
than ; it takes i for/ Admiral Evans : to ac
quaint/himself - with Captain J, Pond's
report of the ", work done by the But
falo;:;v. V \u25a0•; VVV--.V-V ; ' . ''^ '' , V \. .1
The Buffalo will remain at. Magdalena
bay. during; the. stay ; thereiof ' the ;big
fleets . . ./\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0 . .. ;V ,' -,'\u25a0 . -
PICK FLEET COMMITTEES
Mayor -oli Oakland Names Men
to; Receive Jackies
; VOAKLAND/; :^ Feb. V 17.- ; -^Committees
were ! named ! byO Mayor; Mott . today l from
among/ the-ranks "of l those selected by,
hlmWto " take ; in j charge ~ the j reception
ahdTentertairimentJofyf.the: fleet"; on 5$ its
arrival /i inJl San;^ Francisco ,/ bay.f ;l; ; The
entire \u25a0public* Ventertalnment 1 1s .under
the";|cohtrbl :^of^tHese r committees, ;the
ge'nefaiymanagemehtf'of * ;the program
devolving? on i the fexecutive ; cbmmitteeJ
Pfellmlrjary ; : to:; theysegregatlbn?: of {the
various^ -branches^of i the Jexecu^
tlve'f committee'] wil^; meet .1 In j, the; office
of Hhe3 mayor ;In'jth£/cityj;hall, tomorrow,
evening. 4v4 v- The; exact:-- form", of 1/the^re^
ceptions,will;;be s arranged^ at; that; time/
The|cbmmittee6fare:: ; :;"l\l;V,;' . ;•
iT, Ei'eeeutlTe •TOminlttee^Dr.*.; George \u25a0 Cfi, Pardee,
FLEET POSTERS
TOO BAD TO VIE
Publicity Committee Woefully
Disappointed butiWill Pay
the Winners
Some Sketches Have Good Lines
but Lack Ideas, While Others
v Are Without Both
"Not a single; poster here would do to
greet a coaster here, •
Let alone a .fleet; of men of .war," \u25a0
So sobbed the art committee, and It
wiped" Its eyes in pity, V
And evidenced some signs of mal
\u25a0•de mar. .
(Yet the fleet continues to /fcteam to
ward us*
Quite regardless of artists' fuss).
"This blooming, competition isn't really
worth preditlon;
You cannot welcome sailors out of
drawing. \u25a0; "... .'
The flags look like bandannas and the
guns are rip ebarianas;
The technique used is very artless
V, pawing." f
the fleet is comlng~up fast from
- Chile;
It doesn's that our art is silly);
"We shall have to get postponement
till. art finds its atonement
For the prize it offered to the post
; ermen. ' \.
Just tie the fleet to Capricorn until an
; Angelo is born —
7 We will be quite prepared to greet
It then."
(But knowing not that our art is
late, .
The fleet still steams for the Golden
£ate}.V —a. L. R
Though the fleet committee on pub*
licity ha"s decided to award the prize
money, to the artists winning the poster
contests, there is considerable doubt
among the members of the committee
as to whjbther it would be a. wise policy
to have/ the posters published.
According to the notice of the com
petition the- artists painting the two
designs selected as the best would be
awarded $75 and $25 respectively. When
the notice was sept out it was confi
dently expected that the talent of the
city would put on an aditional spurt
and that the.w inner would be a piece
of work unsurpassed in. the poster line
and one which would stand out, dis
tinct and original, when sandwiched in
between the gaudy gayety of a musical
comedy advertisement and the flam
boyant heralding of the merits of plug'
cut. It was hoped: that it could be
proudly pointed out as a specimen of
California art.
Such hopes have fled. The committee
feels that it cannot very well withdraw
from its. offer of prize money, but It
is diffident about, publishing the"win
ners as specimens of California art.
j| "We i were; very much disappointed," I
said Allan Pollock, one. of the commit
tee, "and ; we have not yet -decided
whether we will publish the winning
posters, or' not. We will have to. dis
cuss that ; matter. . The money will be
pa!d,~according, to agreement"-".
The jury of judges has not yet made
definite announcement of its choice, but
will do |so this morning. The great
trouble, it seems, is that the' greater
portion . of the designs were submitted
by school children. Some of them state
their age on their offerings, and though
their work. is remarkable for the ages
of 12 and 17 the designs are hardly
worthy of publication.
, In the artists' colony they say that
very few real artists submitted designs,
and 'this the executive committee
readily /believes. The few specimens
which showed anything like decent
handling ; lacked ideas. Others were
there with chunks of idea, but.the line
work made it difficult to understand
just-what; idea. was meant.' Few pro
fessional artists took part, the time
allowed them, they said, being too short
in which to produce good work.
Numerous inquiries. .-are being made
daily at the large hotels from scattered
points on information as to the accom
modations to be had in this city during
the ; month of ;/ May, the prospective
period during, which the fleet will re
main \u25a0\u25a0 In - San . Francisco. .
; Many-of the downtown hotels are not
making reservations, ; as • they are al
ready running to capacity." Other ; of :
the. smaller, hotels report that they; are
practically reserved for the early weeks
of ; May. \u25a0 Hotelmen • In \ all sections of
the city are looking forward to a ban
ner business.
chairman; Colonel , Theodore ' Gler," CharlesTj.'
Heeseman, George W. Reed, • Warren English,
Edwin Steams, Frank Bllger, Dr. O. L. Tisdale.
Frank X.: Mott. .-=• .'.
\u25a0Finance: committee—Colonel Theodore. Gler,
chairman ; P. " ; E. Bowles, . W*. W. Gartkwnlte, W.
(i: Pnlmanteer, : A. Jonas, E. A. Heron, James
P. Edoff, SoltKahn, H.C.Capwell. v: . .
Reception committee-— George VT.' Reed, chair
man^ F. i C. ' Harens, H. ; C CapweU, J. E. MeEl
roy, W. J. Baecus, "WVN.Van <le Mark, JohnL.
DaTle,' F.W. Cushinff.O. HV Redington.
;/ Parade committee— Dr. 1 C. ; 1.. Tisdale, chair
man; Herman Paine, Dr. • A." 8. • Kellej, > J. .: W.
Smart, - Burton, >J. -W; Wilbur, G. B.
Daniels, Edwin ;Btern«, , Colonel Theodore Gl«r.
: * Decoration committee — Charles *J. Heeseman,
chairman ;\u25a0 Dr. H." B. > Mehrmann. Frank A. Leach
Jr., Judge George Samuels, « Clarence Crowell R.
, M. Hamb, J. F. Fljnn, C W. Petrr,' H. G. Wll
liamt.'v ;-".,,;-..... \u0084-y..^J. ,--.•- v-.-r.' \u25a0-.:.,-,••
> Entertainment \ committee— Frank W. BUgw,
chairman ; •" W. :; R. "- Daris, - Judge ;• H.'V A. \u25a0. Mcl via,
Wllber ; Walker," John ; E.. Toungberg, Cary How
ard, B. F. Horncr. ~ - . -
-•" Press and publicity eommitt««— Edwin Steams,
chairman, '.G.,B.. Daniels, W. ,E. Dargle, S. M.
Carr, Jndge George : Bamuels, Wilbur Waucer,
Edwin Meese." •-\u0084:;.--, I, '•\u25a0\u25a0':- ; < '-v ••* ;' ---\u25a0:'•\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 ' .•--,".\u25a0\u25a0:
«J Committee on; entertainment of enlisted men—
Warren :B.V English, < chairman: >. John
Charles J. Heeseman, .Wllliara J. Baccas. Arthur
Burton, ' C. : W." Petry; F. yC. Turner, E. , A.
Barnes,' W. R. Thomas. •\u25a0^^ £ ><^^a^gggWf|Hj!
WOMAN * LOSES JEWELRY
. A thief s the . rooraJ of Miss
Ethel >Day c in Hhe j International - hotel
yesterday.;, morning -: and . stole 'Jewelry
and other articles of ; the value" of $250. J
EXCELLENT FOR COLDS
'\u25a0'? Mix ; half pint of v &6od whiskey -with
two : ounces of 'glycerine - and ; add one
half -ounce 'Concentrated oil 'of pine.
The jbottle Is " to^ be ;well \ shaken* each
time and -used In doses -of at teaspoon-
ful to a tablespoonful eyery.. four^ hours}
Thel Concentrated foll^ of » pine ; coinea | in
one-half ourice vials packed "securely: in
tin \u25a0 screw^ top! cases j/whlch | are [ Intended
to ' i "protect :: > It \u25a0 from ; ! ll8Tht ; ; and * retain
"all Uhe"; origrinal • ozone, rr Don't . use .bulk
'of 4 pine ft or;, L Imitations '.of Concen-
,trated,"C; sofnetlmes put^out ;- inviWobderT
boxes. ;|LThey»; are insoluble} and^work
havoc ,_• to*; the f; kidneys.'^' -AnY, -(druggist
has Jtlie, Concentrated i oil of ; pine. ?;
VConcentratedSollwof jplneV Is .; the^re^
sul^!ofimajiy|yearsje'xperlrnenting i . s-bys -by
oneJiifrPhiladelphla/sl 'foremost j" doctors,
{who;? af ter~rendless ; research, J at I las;t^ s'e-
cured :' a; trulyi; soluble 2 oil- of. pinerrso
make*; sure "to*- get s the real ithihg. ; 2^ it
.^also) makes 'anlexcellent? salve ijto.be i ap-
plied fexte'rnallyiforjcolds^on} the* chest?
.Vov& this I purpose ,a i teas'poonf ul ; of 'the
Yawjoil s ! ls i added \u25a0to * a 'saucerf ul ' of \u25a0\u25a0 hot
lard and applied hot,* BHSRHHSSI
FIND NEW CLEWS
IN DYNAMITE PLOT
Police Uncover Letters Connect
ing: Mrs. Martin With
Murder Schemes
San Francisco Handwriting Ex
perts Study Anonymous Mis
ses to Prove Authorship
OAKLAND, Feb. 17.— Important cvi- |
dence;ha«;been found by the .police In
the former home of Mrs! Isabella J.
Martin, 1534 West street, bearing on
the Martin dynamite plots as revealed
In the confession made by "Baby John"
Martin to District Attorney E J. Hall
of Trinity county and by him trans
mitted to s the; authorities ;in Oakland.
This evidence isymostly documentary
and In the form of ; letters. AH of
these new pieces of evidence have a
significant bearing on the plots to slay
Judge Ogden and other Alameda county
officials, but their substance is being
carefully guarded by the police de
partment. \u25a0
One letter, written- anonymously to
Judge Sargent of Salinas in what looks
like an effortat disguised handwriting.
Is now in the possession of San Fran
cisco experts, who will make a report
upon.it to the police in a day or two.
It is believed that this letter, threat
ening the life of Judge Sargent because
he occupied 'the bench In Oakland at a
trial instituted by, Mrs.. Martin to re
cover insurance money from a New
York company in which the plaintiff
failed to prove her case, was written
by Mrs. Martin herself.
Owing to a belief, also, that a third
party may have been Implicated in the
plots by writing this letter, the experts
are called upon to determine its origin.
The anonymous letter Is being com
pared with other letters written by Mrs.
Martin, which were found at. the Mar
tin residence.
Next, to the confession of "Baby
John" Martin the finding of these let
ters and other pieces of documentary
evidence at the former home of the
Martins in this city Is the most Im
I We prefer to start ad= I
vertisers with a small
appropriation and get . I
everything running |
smoothly before spending
much money. |
The greatest advertising successes of the age are those ,*
built upon small beginnings backed by sound advice and
hard business sense. t
Swoboda spent ninety-two dollars the first month — and T -
gradually increased .until, when . everything was running
smoothly, he .spent -$10,000; a month- from his profits. - g
' Postum Cereal was $70,000 in the hole before the corner
was turned. Mr. Post recently refused nearly twenty mil-
lion dollars for a plant worth only a fraction of that sum.
Good will created by advertising represented the balance. \u25a0
.A client right here in San Francisco has sold nearly half ; _ |
" a million dollars' worth of real estate since December Ist. r
in spite of the panic, at an advertising expense of less than %
three per cent. ?
Associated with us are men who advised Swoboda and £
Post, who are behind our successes here. Their direction
is not founded upon guess or theo.ry, but upon successful
experience.
M. J. Brandensteln, Schilling and Folger ar* engaged la j|
• a three cornered fight for the coffee business of the Coast By jj
adopting a well rounded advertising policy and hacking l« by £j
the>»B«n«lal «ale» effort any one of the trio can get a mortgage £
on the trade In- two.years.
It's not the amount your advertising costs, but what it . f
brings back — that counts.. It's not what you pay for space,
but how you use it and back It up that spells the difference I
between a steam yacht and the sheriff. £
If you are willing to listen to a. business-like talk on ad- p
vertising as applied to your business we will be glad of an *J
appointment — you place yourself under no obligation by in- *
viting a conference. . &
V. J. COOPER ADVERTISING ACE^CX £
20 Montgomery Street Phone Dooglas 014
San Francisco "* f*
<\u25a0 A: representative list of first class Hotels where patrons are
assured of courteous treatment and the best accommodations. Street-
cars pass each one. of the Hotels mentioned day and night. No diffi- i
culty will be met with in reaching any of these Hotels, no matter what
time train arrives. Rooms can be reserved either by telegraph or letter.
Tarlc and Gongh Stu.
European add - American \u25a0 plans. > 330
rooms, 200 prtrate baths. ' European plan,
$1.00 a day and upward. • \u25a0
' STEWART & BARKER CO.
HOTEL COLONIAL
Stockton "Above Sntter :-,*
European < Plan," t $1.50 < per ' Day : and Up. \u25a0
- American :. Plan, : $3.00 - per : Day and ' Up.
t . Sotter ' street \u25a0' car l direct • from f ferry.'
HOWARD ,T. BLETHEN. Manager. - .
THEAVALON
1272 Market Street >>ar Lar tin '
Strictly First Class— European Plin.
; 75c .to $1.50 day: 20 rooms; prWate .
i bathg, I ateam > heat. * telephone,' hot water
In all rooms; eterator serrlce. ; /\u25a0
vHOTEL^AUDXJBpN ; .--"
028 Ellis St." Near Van >'e«« Ay.
~i European "plan,^ $1 \u25a0 day > and up.
i ICJ H. McClure,* Prop. '^ C. \u25a0" E." Ganter." iigr. ~
ROYAL HOUSE
'\u25a0 \u25a0_ \u25a0•--. Cafe la Connection '\u25a0
».wr. Fourth and Howard St».
•Rate* '7sc.- $1, $1.50; I with' b«U»,l$2.\u0094
'; From ! ferry : take Howard »t. ears . direct
From 3d \u25a0 and Townsend, . 4th at. can direct
to'entrancer/^>. ;^v-_- \u25a0-,-\u25a0./>-,-\u25a0 .-:-• .-.-\u25a0*
NORDHOFI^ HOTEL
; Sutter j and . Larkln Sts. f.
->\u25a0, Enropean "and' American plan. Rates $t
to $5 per day .1 Elegant la'*U,*ppouttßießtav*
'-' ". '\u25a0'-'.' \u25a0 '.Telephone Franklin, 2100. \u25a0 -^_ ,
OwiudbyondbottUdaadtTVuiiTtct
control of tin Frtnch Government
Natnral Alkaline Water
4 Used at Meals
prevents Dys-
pepsia and cures
Gout and Indi- '
gestion.
A delightful table
water with highly
medicinal qualities
_, Ask your Physician r
IH ViSHY
portant aid to the prosecution thus far
made, and the police are. now at work
piecing the various links of the chain
of evidence together for use should Mrs.
Martin be brought back to Oakland
from "Weaverville for trial.
The police say the evidence in Trinity
county has proved to be so voluminous
that it will take the officers most of
this week to finish the task of going
through It. They and the boy are
hardly expected to return here ISefore
Friday or Saturday. "Whethep or not
Mrs. Martin, now held on a charge of
arson at "Weavervllle, will also be
brought back, is not yet determined.
Mrs. Martin has taken issue with
her reputed son's confession at Weaver
ville by stating to Detective Hodgkina
and Attorney Donahue that It was he
and not she who was the real culprit
in the concoction of the series of awful
crimes, only one of which, ao far as tile
dynamiting was concerned, was par
tially carried out. She alleges that th«
juvenile mind of the boy framed up
horrors from -which even she revolted,
and she draws a parallel to lend color
to her assertions by saying that "Baby
John" always took delight in torturing
cats, dogs and other animals by stick
ing pins in them and cutting off their
legs. In the same statement she vigor
ously denies any part in the dynamit
ing of the Ogden residence.
HOTEL STEWART
Geary St. Above Powell
Superior serrlot, »nd cwtatn* assured by
Cbet Greenfield. . for ten yean at the Van
Nnys, Los Angeles. Hotel Jefferson under
same management. Phone Douglas 300.
Stanford Apartments
_ Cor. California aad Poll: Sta.
•. Modern 'Apartment Hotel, splendidly ap-
pointed: catering to the Delect. Suite* 2. S
aad. 4 rooms. Telephone rranklin WO2.
JST; CECILE HOTEL
113 Fell St. >«ar Van Xeu At.
Kewflreproof brtek-bulldlntr: erery cob-
__Tenlence; ; special monthly rates. Take
Market or. Valencia > ears to Van Ncsa a».
NEW'LICK HOUSE
Cor.' 9tb and Mbialoa kin., htook from Mar-
ket. OPPOSITE U. : S. Ml>fT. Absolutely
first class. ;, Central to baiilness and amass-
ment*. Rates S*>e to $3 day. Special week-
ly .- rates. FamUy ' aad commercial patron-
ajre solicited.
;\u25a0..'. . ; - -. .- -,• - ..\u25a0- \u0084 \u25a0 *
: Flllmorc S«. and Golden Gate At.
Jl per day and «p. Take Mc.vlJlster tt. .
car from' ftrty. ...
LOOK OVER
.The above Hat for a first class
place to' stop while -In theclty.
or for^ a pernißnent, location.

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