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ARTIST IS ACCUSED OF GRAND LARCENY William Kunze, Who Stole Mil let's Painting From Museum, Formally Charged Still Adheres to His* Statement That He Had No fntention of- Selling It William Kunze. the artist » who stole the famous Millet painting from its frame in the park museum Sunday morning, was charged at the city prison yesterday with grand larceny. The painting is being- held*in the possession of the property clerk, as it will have to be produced in court at Kunze's preliminary bearing. Kunze adheres to his«statement that lie had tio intention of disposing of the picture, but merely desired to keep it bs an inspiration to him in liis work. "If," he said. "San Francisco would fol low the custom of.Europesan countries in allowing artists lo take their easels to rnuseuir.s and art galleries and copy the pictures «f great masters I would rever have been i tempted to steal the Millet masterpiece." There is a difference of lOpinion in police circles as to Kunze. Captain Wai! says he Is a dreamer and Irre sponsible to a certain extenl. but De tective Sergeant Wren and Detective Sergeant McPartland of the identifi cation b«reau think he is r»ot by any j-.ieans lai&ing' in shrewdness, and be- Jieve that he knew the va&ie of the pictur* and intended to take 'it to Ger many and depose of it. A tall, well dressed man. accompanied by a younger man who said he repre sented Attorney Gutech. called at head quarters yesterday afternoon and asked to be allowed tt> speak to Kunze. The tall man said lap was a German mer chant passing through-the city and had read of the arrt«=t of Kunze. He did not believe that Kiinze had deliberately stolen the picture for sordid v purposes and expressed his intention of helping him ou-t of his difficulty. He declined to grive his name, as Jhe desired no pub licity. He and his companion went to the prison and had -.a long talk with Kunze. NATIVE SONS ELECTING GRAND PARLOR DELEGATES The parlors of the Native Sons of the Golden "West are at this £ime electing delegates to attend the thirty-third grand parlor session at Lake Tahoe next June. The following named have been placed in nomination in Stanford fpar lor No. 76: WIMIam I>. Uyacf J A!tVrnat«— Frfdertrk H. Stsnle JJrwepU P. LtKey J. J. Vsn \otrand K. F. Moran I.co J. MeMalion- James G. Conlaa Joseph Smith [J. F. I.inPhan T. I. Fitxpalrick F. A. Griffin T B. J. Flood lit. W. Dennis Sequoia parlor No. ICO hasNelectcd as its delegates: I). D. GiMxm* I Alternates — R. O. Barton lOorzp Munulsg Janies H. r»onohue IE. H. Nolau D. C. Murphy AS. .Seajrravc J. L. Masoa t??V. : /..£ EDUCATED MONKEY JS VICTIM OF PNEDMONIA Animal Insured for $50,000 Dies at Dallas, Tex. DALLAS. Tex., March 16j — Consul Junior, the so called educated chim panzee, who. was dressed and taught to act like. a man, died today of bron fhial pneumonia, after an ilbiess of four days. h:~»i Consul was valued at $50,000 and was insured with a London insurance com .pany for that amount. During his illness physicians attended the monkey as they would have minis tered to a human being. The body tvHI be embalmed^ and sent to Europe for burial. ARRESTED FOR MURDERS i^ OF HIS SWEETHEART Seattle Girl's Slayer Captured in Mexico City SEATTLE. March 16. — Joseph Fiad, alias John Fayaad. who shot and killed his sweetheart. Miss Lada Nichola, aged 17, at her home in this city October 2i. 1906. has been arrested in the City of Mexico, in the outskirts of which city he was living with his wife and baby girl. A warrant charging murder in the first degree has beer^ sent to Mexico and Had will be extradited. He killed Mies Nichola because she would not elope with him. Fiad was betrayed to a Seattle de tective .by countrymen who had seen him in tne City of Mexico. PLAN HALF HOLIDAY TO WELCOME BALL SEASON Sacramento Merchants Favor Celebrating Event [Special DUpaich to The Call] SACRAMEXTO. March 16. — The retail merchants' association of Sacramento^ started a movement today to have the afternoon of March 30, when the Coast league, baseball season opens .in this city, declared to be a half holiday. .The merchants desire to make the occasion one for a big celebration. An automo bile parade headed by a brass band will be the feature preceding the baseball' game. Local^Brevities KCKPOCKET EEKT TO JAlL— CUrwice Woods, a well known pickpocket chsrped with, vajf ramr. U?Cl?«*d Police Jn<lir» Con lan yesterday to allow fcbu to leave tiie city, but the Judge «ent elm to the county jail for Fix month*. PEDESTRIANS SCARED— A manhole at the corner of Eddy and Market street* burst yes. terday afternoon about 4 o'clock with a report like a cannon and the metal coreriog was shot into the air about 40 feet, followed by a sheet of flame. . # TWO MEN HELD FOR ROBBERY— WaIter P. Smith and Harry D. Clements fvore held for trial before the Roperior court by Police Jndgc Shortall yesterday for holding up T. Xlzaaa. a Japanese from Mount Eden, in Kearuy street Monday uipbt. GRANTED NEW TRlAL— Charles B. Manner, a Kwltcliman who l«»t an arm in an accident at Barstow. wa* granted a new trial In hi* dam ap* suit nea!nst the Santa Fe railway by Judsv \V. W. Morrow of the United States cir cuit court of appeals yesterday. . ; r V EANKRUPT FOLK— Ida Quins, keeper of a lodg ing bouse at IOCS Golden Gate arenne, filed a petition in bankruptcy yesterday, with liabili ties of ?:..r.ia and no as^etx. A petition \ras alto filed l>.v Amos Grlmmert. an Alameda iron worker, who can not pay. debts of $1,060. : ASSIGNED TO PATROL .DUTY— Detective Ser jeant James F. Maekey. who has been' asso ciated with Detective - Serjeant Thomas P. Conlon on the water front, was assigned yes terday by Chief Martin to patrol duty in the fotrcro district, and Policeman George U. Cyan from Company G will fiirthe Tacancy." CHECK PASSER ARRESTED— Thomas Semtcr of Balw-r*fleld *«"«« arrested y««tcrday for pass- In* a tpurinns * check for $72 Saturday on Tfaomas Mlwhan, *»l«on keeper,". Kicbth 'and Market utrMi*, drawn on tl»e Kern? County back of . Baker«3cld. • V« stcrday morning he (rtjrcfctcrd a Miit.of clothes for |25 of Alfred I j i'.'j r.U Id Si Cot. ; Kearny and , Post : utre^s^ and prw»l»a a check for $30 on a local .bunk, fe*«rfi)f »be \u25a0 tnrirf-A , *lßnnture of » Mincfian. t",,iur usid to be au n?ht-r tt thcXwitral SbfcfrUdT. " ' •':. \ \u25a0.\u25a0'\u25a0'-: In the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys PLANS MADE TO FIGHT MOSQUITO Anti=Malaria League Is Organ- ized in Oroville to- Carry on Work [Specie/ Dispatch to The Call] OROVILLE, March 16. — An anti malaria league has been organized here with R. Leo Van der NaDlen as presi dent. Mrs. H. A. Kluegel as secretary and Mrs. R. S. Kitrick as treasurer. . A compaign has been inaugurated to drive out the mosquito from this city and vicinity. Professor Herms of the University of California addressed h. mass meeting here last night on the work he is doing in other cities of the foothill section in stamping out ma laria. Following the lecture about 500 peo ple signed the roll of the anti-malaria league. Professor Herms will have charge of the work here, with Law rence Woodworth as an assistant. SACRAMENTO CARMEN IN REAL ESTATE TRADE Brokers Object to Competition With the Trolley Crews [Special Dispatch to The Call] t SACRAMENTO, f March 1 6.— The Sac ramento realty board at a special meet ing today entered objections and ap polnteJ a special committee to carry them before the local street railway company against motormen and con ductors selling city lots and speculating on their own account while running on : cars. The real estate men claim that the street car men are making many sales by a knowledge of persons who want to buy lots and are taking advantage of overhearing conversations on street The board asks the company to en force the rule against allowing' motor men to talk with passengers, thereby preventing* the car men from making a sale while on duty. - -V- The company will not interfere with the men so long as they do their -work properly. SENTENCED TO HANG, BUT NOW A FREE MAN Governor Gillett Pardons Con- vict Once in Death's Shadow SACRAMENTO, March 16.— At the suggestion of the prison board and in connection with the policy of the office Governor Gillett today pardoned Enrico Morasco, whose sentence has been suc cessively commuted from hanging to life sentence, from life_ sentence to parole and from, parole' to pardon. Morasco is now a free man and at liberty to continue his work at Vaca ville. Moraseo was sent to San Quentin from Solano county May 27, 1594. to be hanged August 13. but because of ex tenuating circumstances, attendant upon the commission of the crime Governor Budd commuted the sentence .to' life imprisonment. Morasco was parpled in January, 1908, and in the, two years since that time has "made good." Hence the pardon. STOCKTON AND FRESNO DISCUSS CAR SCHEME Will Send Delegates to Aid San Francisco Exposition [Special Dispatch to The Call] STOCKTON. March 16. — J. M., Eddy, George Housken, Ward M. Smith, F. M. Nims and F. E. Ellis have returned from Fresno, where they attended a meeting^called to discuss the advertis ing car scheme to induce home seekers to come to the San Joaquin valley. San Joaquin was the only county that had delegates in attendance. The Fresno supervisors decided to attend the supervisors' convention to be held -in this city May 1. Fresno took ' the 'same action . as Stockton regarding the San Francisco- San Diego controversy — namely, that of sending a delegate to the' Santa Bar bara conference with instructions to stand by San Francisco. \u25a0 " AEROPLANE INVENTOR FEARS FOR SECRET Will Guard Machine During Its* Construction [Special Dispatch to The Call] GRASS VALLEY, March 16. — Lyman GUmore, a Colfax aeroplane, inventor, is here to remain until his passenger carrying machine is completed. He has leased the Woods tract near town and will' construct a fence around it. The machine will be built there. Gil more says either he or his brother will guard the machine day and night until it is completed. He fears his secret will be stolen. AUBURN WILL OFFER SITES FOR STATE SCHOOL [Special Dispatch to The Call] AUBURN, 1 March 16.— The committee from the Auburn chamber of commerce, which has hopes, of securing the states trades and training. school for this city or vicinity, will offer three sites to the .state committee. Two are close, to town, while the third is 'near Clipper Gap. Each comprises 300 acres. ; VTHE KEYSTONE/ y TO HEALTH J ThostettersT 1 STOMACH I 1 BITTERS j Yon miss a great deal of the pleasures of \\i e^if your stomach has "gone iback on you^— but dbii remain inthatcbhditibu^Theßit- tefs will set - tilings and- prevent: lndigesti(snj Costiveness and Headache; Tm^SAy^Fßi^lS^^ Popular: Stockton Couple United at Simple Service | Mrs. Vancouver C. Martin, who was formerly Miss Adeline Bazo. | GRADING Of ROADS ORDERED BY BOARD [Special Dispatch to The Call] STOCKTON, March 16.— The highway commission and advisory board met to day and passed upon plans and speci fications for grading 83 miles of coun try roadway. The .commissioners de sire to have the work started as soon as possible. \u0084 \u0084 - - : \u0084 Contracts can be let for one or more | roads.- Traffic must not be interrupted \u25a0 during the work, and all weeds along the highways must be removed and" trees protected. The width will vary from 28 to 32 feet. The contractors will be paid per cubic yßrd. " Two bridges along the. French Camp road will be removed and the channels | filled In. The roads to be improved and the estimated cubic yards of filling neces sary follow: lane— 6.73 miles and 10,000 yards. i Waterloo road — 10.84 miles and 18,000 yards. Linden road — 11.59 miles and 23,200 yards. . - Copperopolis road — 6.52 miles and 13.000 yards. Farmington road — 6.42 miles and 12, 800 yards. . Mariposa road — 9.60 miles and 19,200 yards. French Camp road — 4.51 miles and 6,750 yards. V>L;i- : ':'""- West Side r0ad— 16.46 miles and 41,150 yards. Acampo-Lockeford road — 8.71 miles and 8,700 yards. \u25a0 Lodi-Acampo : road — 1.67 miles and 3,000 yards. Total of 83.05 miles and 155,,800 yards. MAN COMMITS SUICIDE BY SHOOTING HIMSELF Stranger in Reading Takes His Own Life [Special Dispatch to The' Call] REDDING, March 16.— W. Nort, a stranger in Redding, committed eui cide last night by shooting himself. The body was found today in the rear of a saloon. Mort was well dressed, about 65 years of age, and thosa who had talked "with" him say he was edu cated. : :•: W^jmß OF It ABLE Wm^ , SETTIN GS j WM 0- TpHE unlimited decoratiye pos- |X f \ \ sibilities ef corredt settings for \u25a0// ' \u25a0 your Easter table arc displayed I/fj f i this week in; our -Crystal Room, _^ , > .^hei^w sliowii complete set Easter Tables embraciiig all the newest ideas in appropriate table decorations. mYOUR PRESENCE IS ? CORDIALLY REQUESTED 1 GEARY AND STOCKTON— UNION SQUARE Vf N ONLY FEW FRIENDS WITNESS NUPTIALS [Special Dispatch loThs Caif] STOCKTON,"' March' 16i— Rev. J. "W. Lundy today united in marriage Van couver C. Martin and Miss Adeline Bazo, a popular young couple of this, city. , The wedding was 'a simple affair. While the engagement :of the-.couplq had been announced semo time aso the date for the marriage was known by only the relatives' and a' few* close friends. -The ceremony was performed at the church at 7 o'clock and an hour later Mr. and Mrs. Martin departed for San Francisco] They will spend. their honeymoon there and at Los Angeles.'. The bridegroom is a photographer by profession and is the son of Mrs. Mar tin-Stewart, one , of: San Joaquin county's pioneer women. The bridal couple .will take up their residence in this city." Mild Liquid Cures Eczema Skin Sufferers! Drop Greasy Salves and Nasty Medicines. That mild, soothing liquid, D. D. D. Prescription, stops the awful itch. with the first drops. A prescription' of ac- knowledged^ value. - Get a. trial bottle at 25c. It will take away the itch right" away and .you will sleep soundly. We assure you personally of the merits of this rem- edy, for we KNOW. Owl Drug Co., 778 Market st, 710 Market' St., 943 Kcarny St., 16th and .Mission sts., Post and, Grant avenue. MILITIA WIIL BE IN NATIONAL ARMY State Troops to Be Under De- partment Commander of \- Regular Forces TKe cooking, wile has I ceaspQ to dread 9 She bakes such pies! I and cake! and bread! 1 Her biscuits, too, do I now surpass. I Its dainty work, and I - • * \u25a0 I §_§ quick with gas. 9 I San Francisco Gas and Electric Company II A HOUSE OF COURTESY jfl AT YOUR SERVICE DAY AND NIGHT 9 445 Sutter Street Phone Sutter 140 Jg /**•-% I' I, y Il_t/JI1 l_t/J I * ,-"'**\u25a0' *'I • * * -~- y^ ___V _~-*"' / /#/^^^^____» £~_, __H____h *" »\l . _i____i /ii y_ __f — ____*^""__~~7""__\"i_i /^__j . _» J^H^^VH • /As " ~~^Be_B /Ii fir \u25a0 \u25a0 IB B 1 __L . y*^ /•jmLjM] // // ir^-3A\\ I Bu_i H_J HI Hi ' E "SI S^ - Tncse are tne days of germs. Our scientists are discovering tne Jeaclly microtein everything. Pret- l^V -,*„ tv soon we will nave to stop eating. But you can drink \vS\ mill "'Vv T ieiandV\ Listen to tne word of science as represented \j|\ lljl ty tke edetor of a leading medical paper. v[\\ mill' fc<> Anotner point in favor of Leers as a beverage is tnat the liklinood \vv\ IH of its containing pathogenic organisms is too extremely remote, for Vj}ft I mill' they are all prepared under conditions which render pollution hy u|l 111 infective tacteria extremely improhahle . In the making of it OH'WB every possible precaution to insure purity nas teen cHf | I _R__i taken, even to the final washing of thd hottles m fV 1 1 I--!! FILTERED WATER, a feature distinctive of I^l. 1 I ||l 111 . '"'^W^ielandV'. From tne time it leaves the glass- .111 II I ill lined Government inspection tanks until it sparkles '^^^J |f|l \l\\j________L - n your glass, it is never exposed to kuman kand- n i or to *^ c a^ r " not to mentlon tk c / i^fi^________l_! v _H ill I !___________ tnorougn pasteurizing of eack individual W ill |||__________| I ( hlW^Bbll* I BREWERY'S OWN BOTTLING I (rthlfWßljhi I fictra^le I^^S^ ' SAN FRANCISCO [ Special Dispatch to The Call ] SAfcRAMBNTO, March 1 6.— Ad vices have, been received at the adjutant general's office from Washington to the effect that within the present year the California national guard *with the troopsof other states will be under the supervision and direction and a part of the organization of the regular army. The new organization will be termed 'the national -army." Its object is to cement : the .mobile " military forces,, of the nation so that they will act directly under one head. According to the. in formation received. Colonel Bradbury, acting; adjutant general,, said today that' there will no longer be a distinc tion' between the national guard and the regular army, except the civilian one.'. '. ~:-'^.,t. \u25a0\u25a0 ' :". \u25a0. \u25a0 ',;ii'? It . is understood _ that there willrbe nine departments and that the depart ment, of California will be,: created within a year. . The movement does not affect coast defense forces. ..Under the new arrangement the adjutant gen eral's office of California will, act through the commander of the depart ment of California instead of directly with the secretary-of war. . , : '.. ALLEGEDT SWINDLER OF \u25a0\u25a0: $>\u25a0 MERCHANTS IS CAUGHT Man Accused of Passing Worth- less Checks Arrested FRESNO, March 16.— Chief of ' Po lice Shaw today received word that J. M. Alexander, who is wanted in this city upon a charge that he victimized a number of businessmen by means of worthless checks, has been captured at La Junta, Colo." When .'caught,' Alex ander was with his wife, and the pair were making their way to the east. An officer will be sent to bring the man back for trial.- .' .' : . ' CHINESE CLEANS UP FORTUNE IN GRAVEL PIT Takes $204,000 From Ground He Leased on Bear River [Special Dispatch to The Call] AUBURN, March, 16.— Ah Kai, a Chi nese, has just cleaned up. $204,000 from a gravel pit at You Bet, just across Bear river from Dutch Flat. Kai leased the ground from Jerry Goodwin, ran 200 feet of -tunnel and struck an old river bed. It. is the largest find since the early days of old Placer. r SEASON'S FRUIT CROP EXPEpTED TO BE LARGE j Indications Point to Good Out put and Excellent Qualities [Special Dispatch to The Call] SACRAMEXTO, - March 16.— Fr*ult distributers, shippeFs and forwarding agencies in Sacramento", have been re ceiving .reports on fruit crop Indica tions from sections north of San Fran cisco and all are to the effect that this season's output, arid quality will be ahead -of that of last year. "Weather conditions have been ideal .and .the blossoms are now out on all kinds of fruit trees. The only thing which can damage . the coming crops, is. a cold, prolonged rainstorm accompanied" by heavy winds. , The~ time Is- past for "danger from frosts. .'-^ , «1' : . ASPARAGUS IN CARLOAD. EXPRESSEDJTO NEW YORJ Orders Are Received for. Easter Sunday Delivery, [Sptcial DUpatci to The Call] SACRAMENTO, March 16.— The first carload of asparagus for the season was shipped from Sacramento today for New York city by express and on a passenger train traveling on limited schedule. Orders have been sent to the agencies here for several carloads of asparagus for delivery In time for Easter Sunday. . Carload shipments by express will be made for the next three day 3. and then the shipments will settle down to the usual way by freight train.