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MAYOR DESIRES RESIGNATION OF COMMISSIONERS Tells Taylor's Appointees That Places Are Wanted to In« sure Harmony Members of Police, School and Health Boards Fail to Adopt Suggestion CHORUS — "\\> won't renfßii.*' Mrs. Mary W. Kincaid, board of edu cation. •Joseph Leprgett, police commissioner. Joseph E. Cutten, board of health. SUPIM.EMB.NTAR V CHOHLS — ••We'll tli ink It over." Thomas K. Bannerman, president board of education. Henry Payot. board of education. A. D. Culler, police commissioner. Dr. T. W. Huntington, board of health. Others to be heard from. It was visiting day yesterday in a certain suite of offices on the fifth floor of the Mills building, where the city's executive chief wields official sway.Jhe mayor was "at home" to the members of three municipal commissions. Thither, at his request, the leftover members of those boards tripped blithely to par take of a .somewhat questionable hos pitality. .-..- There was no friction; no anger; only extreme politeness. All that Mayor McCarthy asked of his guests was that they make themselves perfectly at j home. and. incidentally, would they mind dropping: their resignations in the card tray as they passed out? MAYOR'S nECEPTIOX PLEASANT The mayor said he had spent a very , pleasant day. Various commissioners remarked that the visit was extremely enjoyable. But the tard tray was empty when all was over. Whatever question there may have been as to the mayor's intentions toward the commissioners of the po lice, .school and health boards now holding: position i;nder appointment from the former administration was set at rest yesterday. It wasn't done harshly, but it was done very plainly. The mayor simply explained that resig nation? -would be cheerfully received, and that if this method of departurr from office was not satisfactory another way mipht be found. Equally considerate of the mayor's feelincrs were at least three of the com missioners who called upon him. They told him very decidedly that they had no Intention of resigning under any cir cumstances, but they did it in a nice way. Some of the others said they •'would think it over" and the rest merely smiled — and said nothing. FRIEXDI.V CHATS I.V PRIVATE The requests for a conference were sent out from the mayor's office Mon day nifrht to the members of the police commission, board of education and board of health, holdir.k office under \u25a0appointment by Mayor Taylor. The time set for the visits was yes terday afternoon and most of those •summoned were on hand, although a few tailed to appear. One at a time they were closeted in the mayor's pri vate office and all the chats were most friendly. To those who appeared the mayor ex plained that their resignations would be acceptable because he felt that only through the filling of every board with his own appointees could he feel that he had free rein to administer the clty*« affairs according to his own best judgment. VISITORS QUOTES CITY CHARTER A few of the visitors conceded that the point was well taken; some others called attention to the fact' that this course wo\ild be a direct evasion of the city charter, which the mayor helped to frame, in that the charter was drawn to explicitly provide against the possibility of one mayor being able to name the complete personnel of any commission. For that reason, it was remarked, the charter provided that the terms of all the members of any one board should not expire dur ing the same year. Mrs. Mary W. Kincaid of the board •of education, who was one of the mayors visitors, world not discuss her visit last evening, but made no de nial of her former very positive as sertion that she would not resign under any considerations nor of her hint that she already had engaged legal counsel to contest any attempt to remove her. "My talk with, the mayor was of the roost friendly kind." said President Thomas R. Bannerman of the board of education. "He made no threat nor did lie make any demand, but he ex plained that in order that harmony .should prevail iie felt that his hands should be free to till all the positions on the various commissions. WII.I, ItESIG.V FOR HARMONY "I told the mayor that while I would refuse to resign on demand or in the event that ray resignation was masked on the ground of incompetence or by the bringing of charges against me, I would consider a request based upon such an explanation. I made no definite pledge, but practically gave the mayor to understand that if he would write me a letter requesting my resignation in the interest of harmony and stating that it was not asked by reason of any criticism of my actions as an official I would accede to his' wishes." V;, Mayor McCarthy explained in the .same way the position taken by # Ban ntrnian and intimated, though he did not say bo in as many words, that lie \u25a0would make the written revjuest as desired by Bannerman. This would break the combined opposition of the three members of the board, which it lias been generally understood would result from any attempt to oust them from their respective positions. PAYOT FAILS TO RESPOXD \u25a0 Commissioner Henry Payot, the re maining: Taylor appointee on the board of education, did not call upon the mayor yesterday, but stated that this \u25a0was because he was busy with other matters and that he would call at the executive headquarters this morning. Payot refused to go on record one way or another as to the position he would take, raying that he could make no de cision until after conferring with the mayor. That the attitude of the police com missioners has not changed and that the determination is to- hold on and fight it out to the finish were evident from the Ftate^ient made by Commis sioner Leggett following his call upon the mayor. LEGGETT REFUSES TO RESIGX "Our conference wap very pleasant and I was treated with the utmost rfcurtesy," said Leggett. "I was not asked by the mayor to resign, but the conversation drifted in that direction : ;- \u25a0' Shasta I,imilrd By the great Mt. Shasta and: Shasta Springs, *>n route to. Portland, Tacoma and Seattle. Only one night out. See Apents; ' Flood . Building, Market street yerry Depot and' Broadway, and' Thi- rteenth street, Oakland. • Noted Actress Is Called By Death in New York Lotta Faust, who succumbed to pneumonia yesterday. and I very frankly told the mayor that 1 saw no reason to resign and would not do so. I deemed this only due in order that he should understand my position. "Frankly, I expect to be removed, al though the mayor made no threat to remove me. I am willing to go, for there is nothing to make me want to hold on to the position, but I see no reason why I should resign. I do not propose to leave in a manner that might lay my conduct open to misin terpretation or criticism. If it is the mayor's will and within his power to remove me I can do nothing but accept a dismissal, but 'it must come in that way. I won't resign." CUTLER WANTS TO CONSULT Commissioner A. D. Cutler, who did not attend the conference, said that he had made up his mind to no definite step. He said that he did not know what the intentions of the other mem bers of the board were, and that he would determine his own course only after consultation with them. Commissioner Fred G. Sanborn, the president of the board, made no state ment as to the outcome of his confer ence, but it was understood that he took practically the same position as that of Leggett. Undoubtedly, both he and Cutler will refuse to resign, but may accept removal without a fight. The fight is still possible, however, should the removal take the form of action based on charges. Of the board of health, Dr. Guy E. Manning, the president; Dr. T. W. Huntington, Joseph B. Cutten and "W. F. Wilson answered the summons. Arthur H. Barendt, Jamea W. Mullen and Dr. George B. Somers failed to appear. Cutten was one of those who was di rectly asked for his resignation, but he made no promise. He just listened ' to what the mayor had to say, smiled, bowed, got his hat and went. He didn't tell the mayor, that he fould resign .or that he would not, but outside the ex ecutive offices he made it very plain that he would not.' Doctor Huntington cut his visit short, but told the. mayor 'he would consider the subject uppermost in the latter's mind. . SCE.NT OK TROUBLE I.V AIR "The conference was very formal and very brief," said Doctor Huntington last night. "Mayor McCarthy did not demand nor did' he exactly request, my resignation, but he notified me that he would accept it if it was forthcoming, and he intimated that he might be com pelled to take legal measures if it was not forthcoming. I told him that I would take the. matter under consideration. I have not yet decided what I will do. I think it is a matter for conference with the other members of. the board, and 1 have not yet talked it over with them. What the outcome will be I can \u25a0 not say." So the intimations have been given directly at last. . They have . not borne fruit, and there is a scent of trouble In the air. Nor is the season of. visits at an end. There still remain the fire, election, civil service, park and play grounds commissions to be dealt with. Cards for more "at homes" are expected shortly. - $160,000 VOTED. FOR SANTA CRUZ IMPROVEMENTS SANTA CRUZ, Jan.. 25. — Santa Cruz is to have' an ; automobile chemical fire engine, a new' lighting plant, new side walk crossings and r street improve ments and a new reservoir, that will mean the enlargement of the local water works. : These/ municipal j Im provements were provided •', for in a resolution which i was passed by the city council today incurring* a bonded indebtedness of $160,000. •'\u25a0 . WAVES WASHED ISO FEET FROM MONTEREY CLIFFS SANTA • CRUZ. Jan. 25.— 8y the in wssant pounding: of -the waves for the last 60 years th*» face of/the cliffs along the coast^near Monterey bay. have been washed away to the 'extent ,oMso r feet at some points. --.This,' fact >was deter mined today hyl government engineers from the V. S. S. Explorer of the coast geodetic survey.. who are making a re survey in this section. * The stations of the purvey of 1850 are" again • beling located. . PROTECTION ' DISTRICT.: FdEMEH-Willotn. Jan. 25.— Tb<» thrw. commissioners for the newly , formed , prot Mtiou . dintric t io . t his county wero appointed . today , as . follows : • B P." Waller.' Georjte Colpman and P. W.v Ross Tnlg dUtrict was formed a\oag Willowg «>re<»k to protect certain- lands f rotn . belnjr ' inundatPd during the .wjntpr months. . Bachelors* hdqrs.> rmsr J2O up.' Bergez & Frank, 421iBush. Bath,' steam. heat.*. THE^SAISr FRAKarSGOf^ ILLNESS FATAL TO LOTTA FAUST Musical Comedy Star Passes Away; Recently Divorced From Second Husband — — . \u25a0 \u25a0 NEW YORK, Jan. 25.— Lotta Faust, the musical comedy actress, who has been ill for several weeks of pneu monia, following an operation, died here today. Miss Faust recently ob tained a divorce from her second hus band, Richie Ling, a singer. KINDERGARTEN SOCIETY ELECTS NEW OFFICERS Reports Show Organization in Prosperous Condition The thirty-first annual meeting of the Pioneer kindergarten* society was held last Saturday at the home of Mrs. Louis I. Monteagle, the ; reports of the officers and teachers of the society showing its affairs to be in a most prosperous condition. A vote, of thanks .was ' given Mrs. George A. Moore, the retiring presi dent, for her long service to the so ciety, and the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: Honorary president, Mrs. D. ,Blxle.r; president. Miss C. Louise. Smith; vice president, Mrs. G. A. Moore. ' Mrs.' W. Wlnterberg, Mrs.' Helen Hecht, Mrs. J. O. Uarron;- recording secretary, Mrs. W. O. Wayman; corresponding . secretary, Mrs. J. Rothschild; -treasurer. Miss K. M. Atkinson; advisory - board— L. -F. Monteagle,- George A. Moore, Sig Stern, W. H. le Boyteajix;. executive commlttee-7-Mlss Kate M. Atkinson, Mrs. Charles A. Belden. Mrs. D.-Blxler. Mrs. John R. Clark. Mrs. P.- Delanr, Mrs. C. D. Farqnharson, Mrs. M. S. Grlnbautn. Mrs. J. O. Harron, Mrs. Helen Hecht. Mrs. M. B. . Kelloßß.' Mrs..»W. H.- le Boyteaux. Mrs. L. F. Monteagle, .Mrs. George A. Moore. Mrs. A. 0.1 Nichols, • Mrs. i George A. Ro«, Mrs. John . Rothschild. \u25a0 Mrs. . E. B. •- Roprers, Mrs. Sigmund Stern. Mlrs C. Louise Smith. Miss Bar bara Small. Mrs. A. H. Vail. Mrs.-V?.,Winter berg and Mrs. W. O. Wayman. \u25a0 AGED AND INFIRM ARE ENTERTAINED rBY YOUNG St. Vincent de Paul's' Society : Renders Musical ' Program St. Agnes conference- of ; "the'St.'.Vin cent de Paul's society ;; gave » an enjoy-; able .entertainment Sunday' at' the Re lief Home for tho Aged' and; lnfirm in the almshouse tract. -','; J- . .. . The : program was "arranged by- Mr. Fennell and Father \u25a0.'Collins -of/ St. Ag nes church and the ceremonies were conducted by Judge Thomas: F. Gra ham. Among those who made addresses , or took part In ' the musical :'. program were: Arthur H.Bchrendt Richard Leach '„; • Judge Gralium •• \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 Miss Edna Walsh Mlfs Jivelyn Harnes . Miss Lillian Hums ; Mlm Orsco Hipkins Warren. Shannon Mlos CIrIHe Pelkey . Michael Donnljran Joseph Redmond: . Mtos Jessie' McCarthy Charles Walsh \u25a0 . Miss de Leon Mrs. Joseph Coonan James M. Ward A.. Carson \u25a0 ' . Miss Ethel 'Ornham .. AHeaittf-Guardnteet^ I— The ONLYWater put up in STERILIZED 12— The ONLY Water— Domestic or Foreign — wWchis^NEyEß put in a bottle that \u25a0 ,• «6 \u25a0rr or»o i «?• Best •iTcibta'Vf^otcT'^-- \u25a0'\u25a0'\u25a0 • MCCARTHY'S LATEST MOVE ROUSES IRE Citizens Stand by Holdover Commissioners Whose Scalps Mayor Demanded Rally Under Banner of Public Welfare Fund to Cause of ; Nonpartisanship \u25a0, , .'-.. '\u25a0 :-..\u25a0\u25a0 Mayor McCarthy's effort to oust the holdover members of the police, health and school boards is to be resisted by the public welfare fund, espoused by an organization perfected last-night in the assembly room of the Pacific building. Arthur -H. : Barendt "of .the . board of health told ;of his session with the mayor arid said he and other commis sioners would resist, "as a matter of principle, the mayor's attempt to over ride the noripartisan features of the charter. Colonel Harris Weinstock's motion to support the commissioners prevailed. . . SEES NECESSITY FOR ACTION In calling the'meeting to order Isidor Jacobs explained the necessity, . as he saw it, for such an organization. He announced that of those invited to serve on the committee of 50 there had been 57 who had accepted. The matter . of increasing the membership of the com mittee was referred to the bylaws com mittee. \u25a0' The 'board of trustees, which was partly selected at "a'preceding. meeting, was completed so as to have the fol lowing members: C. H. Bentley, J. D. Phelan, S.W. Backus, E. A. Mathews, Barclay Henley, Colonel J. G. Giestlng, R. E. Houghton, Colonel Harris Weln stock, Walter Macarthur, John J. Pratt and Selah Chamberlain. Mrs. Harris Coffin addressed the meet ing, declaring that the women , of San Francisco were much interested in the organization. She urged that they be givefi representation on the committee of 50. It was then decided that five women should be named on the commit tee. Following is a list of those who have signified their willingness to serve on the committee of 50: . . PEHSOXNEL OF CO3IMITTEE Charles H. Bentley Milton T. 17'Re.n George E. Crothers J. C. Astredo Hon. E. R. Taylor John J. Pratt William Kent Theodore Bell K. E. Houghton J. W. Treadwell Walter Maoarthur Thomas -S. Williams Selah Chamberlain E. S. Zlon N. J. Brlttan Thomas E. Hayden Will J. French W. W. Sanderson. Hon. James D. Phelan A. M. de Vail Byron Maury . Edgar Apperson R. K. Banning Ralph Hathorn Samuel W. Backus Edward L." Baldwin John ' Sweeney s, Rev. E. ; R. Dille Ii 0. McAfee Rev. H. H. Bell \u25a0 Edgar A. Mathewg Rev. William . Rader Max J. Kuhl Fred L. Hilmer Col.- J. G. Giestlng Richard Cornelias Barclay Henley— M. C. Hassett Frank W. Marrln Theodore Bacigalupl Olia L. Berry C. W. Eastln Henry Colotnbat Frank L. Richmond Alfred Greenbaum Matt Harris Sr. Edwin E. Grant Rer. Cbns. N. Lathrop E. Stewart J. H. McCallum John Henderfion : E.~J. Callan Clarence Henning F. W. Smith George W. Land Col. Harris Weinstock lsldor Jacobs Thomas J. Ford Emil Pohli - INTERNATIONAL PARK 'ON BOUNDARY PLANNED Bill to Join Canada in Project Read in Senate WASHINGTON. Jan. -25.— The fact that the United Statesand Canada are engaged in a co-operative scheme for the establishment of an; international park of 5,000 square miles along the backbone of the continent in the two countries was^ developed In the senate today. \u25a0 • •*\u25a0• It came to the surface in connection with the consideration of a bill looking to the creation of the "Glacier national park" in northern Montana. It was said that negotiations. .were in progress looking to the establishment of a sim ilar park on the Canadian side of the international line. The senate bill failed to pass to.day_ because of the objections of Senator Borah, who did not explain his opposi tion, but other senators indicated doubt as to the wisdom of the plan. AVALANCHE KILLS ALPINE SMUGGLERS Six Victims Swept Over Preci pice to Destruction .BERNE, Switzerland, Jan. 25.—^Seven smugglers engaged in carying contra band through the wild Alpine pass above Chiavenna, Italy, were over whelmed by an j avalanche today. .All except one were swept over a precipice and- killed. SWINDLER IS CAUGHT BY OAKLAND POLICE [Special Dispatch to The Call] SANTA ROSA, Jan. 25.— Sheriff J. K. Smith received word today- from . the Oakland police that they had arrested and' were holding .-? John Sutherland, wanted here on a charge of \u25a0 obtaining money under false pretense. Suther- Janrt was .sent', to Stockton ' to -Charles Ascherman of. Petaluma;' to • purchase horses for bonemeal -and disappeared with $60 furnished him." GERMANY AND PRUSSIA WANT A JOINT LOAN Bonds for $120,000,000 to Pay : BERLIN. Jan.' 25— Germany and Prussia today lasked for a joint loan of _ $120,000,000 on 4^ per cent govern ment bonds. The empire's share will be $85,000,000. -Subscriptions '.will be opened February: 5. at' 102 . ;". .; Pair;MEl6pers: \u25a0 Sought by. Police POLICE ON TRAIL OF ELOPING COUPLE Ordered to Arrest John Bishop of New Jersey, Who Left Family For Affinity The' police 'are making an . active search "in this city for an eloping cou ple from Camden, N. J., and Detective Redmond/ who - has been detailed on the case, expects to locate them, if they are still in the city, at any moment. They are John Bishop and Mrs. Mary Van . Blunk.. Bishop has left a wife and a boy 7 years of age in Camden, and Mrs. Van Blunk has left her hus band and a boy,' also 7 years of age, but she has with her Ethel,' her daughter, 3 years of age. The couple left Camden on the morn ing of January 4, and a postal card received there by a friend of Mrs.' Van Blunk "was \u25a0 dated from this, city on Januaryls. It is believed that Bishop, who is a sawyer and had saved money, will engage in the cigar or milk busi ness, as he : had- expressed a preference for these, occupations. ' ; Prosecutor H. SL"| Scovel of Camden county holds a warant for Bishop's ar rest on a charge of desertion. Mrs. Van Blunk's husband is heartbroken over her disappearance. Bishop Is described as 30 years of age, dark hair, now getting bald, and has a slow- manner of speech. The woman is a decided blonde, having large quantities of light hair, and is described as always smiling. She is 26 years of age. Both are the same height. 5 feet 7 inches. . MARSHAL INVESTIGATES FIRE IN BUTCHER' 3 SHOP Explanations Will Be Asked From Absent Owner Fire Marshal Towe'and the police are investigating a fire that occurred short ly after 4 o'clock yesterday morning in the butcher; shop of; Joseph Silarl, 2456 San Bruno avenue. Two . men saw smoke issuing from the shop and went inside. They awakened Henry Bocai and. John Orsolini, two employes, who were asleep: in the rear of the shop. The , proprietor usually slept: in the rear, but he did not do so Monday night and ho had, not .made his appearance when, the shop-was \u25a0 opened yesterday morning. Policeman Mclnerney made an exam ination, of. the; premises and found that holes had been bored in the front door around the lock and the, lock removed by some person who had saturated the floor with coal .oil; and set fire to- a quantity*' of 'paper stacked' .under the counter.- - •,'•_ * \u25a0- . . ;\u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0 .: ' The fire was extinguished .with a few pails of , water. Nothing -is known about the insurance, and the fire marshal' has asked the police to bring Sllari to. his office •' tills* morning,-: when he will>be questioned.. \u25a0 ' . " Every • department \at D. ~Z Samuels ;.vvilli offer .strong x. '• specials; every, mo rningr/ , Not., some -departments .some j /•mornings,;^ but ;V every jdepart-'3 | -^' nient ! every: mornlnW '. ';'. 'i '- '•. : \ This /store* must 'be 'busy 'the ' v V entire day.'. • \u25a0: « • • £\u25a0";\u25a0 :\u25a0"\u25a0'\u25a0.'-:*\u25a0' '\u25a0..\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 '•-"/: ','\u25a0 • •"\u25a0 \u25a0 "' \u25a0 ' \u25a0' ;" DETECTIVES CHASE PICKPOCKET GANG Two Suspects Are Caught After an Exciting Run in the . Detectives Ryan. Mulcahey and Bal letto'were detailed by Captain Ander son yesterday afternoon to break up a gang -of .pickpockets which 1- has ' been operating on the -Mission street cars between Third and Thirtieth streets. At Fifth and Mission streets the de tectives encountered seven of the gang, who fled in all directions. After an exciting chase Detective Balletto overtook Frank ; Otterbeck, alias "Wolff, and Detective Mulcahey- overtook Lewis Boyd, | alias "the Kokomo kid." The prisoners were taken to the city prison, where they will be held in detinue pending investigation. The Germans are the world's great est chemists. LKREISS&SONS Removal Sale of Furniture Discounts from 25* to 50"* THERE have just been assembled in our Van Ness avenue window, at prices very much reduced, many odd pieces of bedroom furniture — single pieces, such as Beds, Bureaus, Chiffoniers, Dressing Tables, Chairs and Rockers, in Circassian Walnut, Mahogany, Oak and Maple — pieces which we will not reorder while in our present location. <fl Individually they are of superlative value, representing that style, quality, construction and finish one expects to find in the better furniture. <| Though at this time we dwell on odd pieces, we de- sire to mention that during the removal sale our entire display offers many distinct advantages which are seldom to be enjoyed by one in quest of either an odd piece or furniture for an entire residence. * The reductions range from 25 to 50 per cent. 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LONDON'S SKIPPER IS MARRIED AGAIN Captain Roscoe M*ames Once More Embarks on the Sea of Matrimony ] At 2 o'clock last Saturday afternoon Captain Roscoe Eames. navigator of Jack London's Snark, received his final decree of divorce. At 9 o'clock that night he - and Miss Elide Penazzl of Stockton were married at St. Mary*3 cathedral. Both Captain Eames and Miss Pe nazzi admitted several weeks ago that they Intended to marry as soon as th.a law permitted. Mis 3 Penazzi is a young woman of many, accomplishments. She has de voted herself to the study of languages and has been engaged in teaching in Stockton. .;.. -\u25a0. . .'^V:' Captain Eames .and his wife will make their home at. 2538 Fulton street. Berkeley.