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WORKS MAY TRY FOR FLINT'S TOGA Jurist's Name Mentioned as a Possible Candidate of Lin=. coln=Roosevelt League Completion of Stale Ticket by- Executive Committee To= day Is Improbable The completion of a state ticket by the executive committee of the Lincoln- Roosevelt league at its session today is improbable. If the Los Angeles leaguers have solved the senatorial candidate problem they have not noti fied their northern colleagues, and vir tually no progress has been made with reference to several other places on the league's ticket. Vice President William R. Davis and Secretary Charles R. Detrick said last ni=ht that they had received no' word from Los Angeles touching either the selection of a candidate for the United States senate or for associate justice of the supreme court. Neither were they in a position to announce that the Los Angeles leaguers would attend to tfay's meeting. Some of the northern leaguers are of the opinion that Judge John D. Works may consent to make the race for the United States senate vice Lee C. Gates, who declined the league's invitation to go after Flint's seat. If Works would consent to run for the United States seriate the league would be relieved of the embarrassment which has grown out of the Los Angeles demand for a plai-e on the supreme bench. wn.urn wants promotion' Superior Judge C. D. Wilbur wants promotion to the supreme bench. Want ing promotion, he has been hustling for it and for the league's Indorse ment. He l\ad got along to the point where his name was up for presenta tion to The state executive committee with that of Justice filoss, when it oc curred to Marshall Stimson and E. A. Diikson that Judge Works had not for mally relinquished his claim to the league's consideration of ambition to return to the supreme *^ncli. Sloss was indorsed. Wilbur was not. Wilbur has exhibited no signs of dis may or discouragement. He lias kept ]i) urging away for support and for the league's indorsement. At the Johnson meeting in ios Angeles a week ago Wilbur boosters in the big audience forced the presiding officer to Introduce Wilbur instead of declaring the meet ing adjourned. In fine, there is a Works-Wilbur situation. If Works in- Fists upon receiving the league's in dorsement for the supreme bench It is generally admitted by the leaguers that they can not refuse him. Such a contingency promises some thlpg more than mild disappointment for Wilbur and his friends. It might result in driving some of Wilbur's friends away from the league's ticket. Disappointment has been known to produce that kind of result. Witness Charles M. Belshaw and his friends. Sheriff Veale and John Birmingham. Belshaw says he can not vote for John- Fon because Johnson's friends did not treat Belshaw fairly m the matter of selecting a candidate for provernor. Veale and Birmingham are in a sim ilar frame of mind, but are doing: more than Belshaw to emphasize their, dis appointment. They Hopped from the Johnson camp into the Curry army and sjtain out of the secretary of state's liivouac. into that of Alden Anderson, the organization candidate. AKTKR SUPERIOR. BENCH William E. White, who aspires to a , f=eat on the superior bench, has arrayed himself with Billy Doell, who until White appeared was the sole represent ative of democracy in active quest of an elective place. James G. Conlan has given notice of his intention to seek republican nomination for justice of the peace and the twenty-fourth Fenatorial district has another repub lican. Barkis, formally in the field. James W. Boyce, a saloon keeper, has verification deputies engaged in qualifying him for the fray with Marc Anthony. Dominic' Joseph Beban and George M. Perine, -to say nothing of Gus Hartman. who undismayed by Jere Burkes ukase declared that he must be reckoned with as a candidate for the senate from his newly appointed district. Julius Frankel, republican, wants the nomination for the assembly in the thirty-ninth and Melville Hermann has started a hunt for republican place on the assembly ballot in the forty-fourth. Registrar Harrington declared yes terday the citizen who signs a candi date's petition and swears that he is a qualified doctor before he has regis tered is guilty of no more than a technical violation of the law. The registration of Thursday showed a to tal of 451. apportioned as follows: Republicans. 374; democrats. 52; union labor party men, 16; socialists, 2; de clined to state partisan affiliations, 7. LONGFELLOW SCHOOL CORNERSTONE TO BE LAID Ceremony Under Direction of West End Improvement Club The cornerstone of the Longfellow school at Morse and Lowell streets will be laid under the auspices of the West End Improvement club tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Besides the sones.and recitations by the pupils of the Longfellow and Mon roe schools an extensive program has been prepared. Addresses will be given by Mayor P. H. McCarthy, Samuel Stephens. William Broderick, Alfrod Roncovieri, superintendent of schools: Miss Agnes Gallagher and George Knight. Following are the committees in charge: Arrangements. George P. Warren, Edward A. Moline, G. Benson, W. B. Walker, John Lindholm; literary, Arel' Larson. Colonel George M. Hurl bert, W. C. Brockman, N. C. Johnson, Val Whipler, O. Reimer. Place Your Want Ads FOR THE THIS MORNING Send them to Main Office or through Branch Offices-^ or telephome them. Gasoline Driven Motor Car Made Here for an Interurban Railway ' Gasoline motor car made in this city to be used in the Rogue River Valley, Oregon. .The? men in the picture are, reading from left to right: W. H. Barnum, James F. Van Loben Sels,- George Barnum and A." Olin. ; • PROTEST CUTTING OFF LIGHT AND AIR Anti=Tuberculosis Association Asks the Mayor to Veto the Ordinance Mayor McCarthy did not sipn the or didance increasing the building space of inside lots to SO per cent, and de creasing the air and light space from 30 to 20 per cent yesterday, but that he probably will do so was the intima tion given out. A strong protest against the change was made yesterday to the mayor with a request that he veto the ordi nance. The anti-tuberculosis associa tion, of which former School Director Thomas K. Hayden is president, called McCarthy's attention to the fact that the light and air ppace.in the dwellings of the people would be decreased by the operation of the bill. The protestants said: •The proposf>d amendment' makes directly, for the congestion. of pop-, ulation and the creation of Slums. The problem confronting other large cities is that of reducing ; congestion and removing the plague spots that have come into exist ence as a result of the lack of proper restriction in -the erection of buildings for dwelling purposes. San Francisco is at present for tunately situated in its compara tive freedom from this problem. To ignore the experience of other cities and to lay the foundation . for the conditions which : other cities now find so dangerous to i health and so difficult and expen sive to remedy would be a great error, reflecting seriously upon the ' foresight and disinterestedness of those responsible for the conduct of public affairs and justifying a doubt as to their concern for the welfare of the. working class, the members of which are chiefly af fected by the proposed amendment. Declines to Set Value City Attorney Long replied yesterday to Mayor McCarthy's request that he advise as ; to the value of the Lake Eleanor and Cherry creek property of fered to the city for $1,000,000, and also as tp the titles of the holdings. Long stated that the cost price of a water utility or of one of its factors was hardly a question of law and de clined to appraise the offerings. He stated, however, that the Lake Eleanor lands, offered with attendant water privileges for $400,000, were assessed for $14,000. Long also said that the properties were held in the name of the Sierra ditch company, although offered by the Tuolumne water company, but that At torney Jesse Lilienthal for the propo nents gave the assurance that all mat ters of title. would be easily adjusted upon an agreement as to purchase price. Ax Swings Short After an hour's executive session last night the board of health opened its doors and announced that it had dis missed from her post of dish washer in the bacteriological laboratory Miss Jo hanna O'Connell, and reinstated Miss Alice Burke in the place. Miss Burke was dismissed and Miss O'Connell in stalled last week. In Its open session the board re ceived a curt note from General Man ager Brack that the United Railroads were not carrying anybody free except firemen and policemen in uniform, and that no exception could be made 'in favor of the departmental inspectors. The board voted to require no bonds of the heads of the hospitals and insti tutions. CITY "ATTACHES" WARRANT For the first time in history the pay ment of a man's; demand on the city treasury was refused, yesterday upon the ground that he owed the city' a debt. Tax Collector Bush notified the auditor that the printing firm of E. C. Hughes owed delinquent taxes of $5.75 and requested Boyle to hold* up the payment of, Hughes'- printing 'bill for $SB.SS. This -was done. » and Hughes will have to pay up. before getting his own demand" through. WAXTS WAREHOUSE CLERKS Registrar E. C. Harrington upon, the election commission's- approval applied to the civil' service commission for a $100 man. He Is to be appointed from the clerk's list to keep tab of the $100, 000 worth of voting machines and other property stored in the departmental. warehouse at Eighteenth and Division streets. WOULD WIDK.VSTREET The board of works asked the super visors to set aside. s2s,ooo in the jbudget for the . widening of Virginia avenue between California avenue and Mission street.. ' The petition of the juvenile court at taches, that $1,000 monthly be set aside for the payment of -'the increased, sal-" ary roll of the force,', was heard day by the supervisors* : finance ;com mittee, but action was'deferred pending a judicial . determination Jof \u25a0 the J issues involved. •". I ..." - \u25a0 v . .*"•\u25a0'\u25a0- . ASSIGN MORTGAGED PROPERTY— CarIo Oani -. b«. 139 Ricblanrl aTPnue;: obtained : a warrant f rora Pollen • Jurtpe ., Conlan rrstprday • fcr f the - arrest of Oulwppo . Carra. Frank ? Quirico '; and E. MUlo Cblrone, who niortpraKed effects 'valued . at ?2Vtin a restaurant, at 333. f > Mission Rtn-et urn! March ,7 assigned the effect »', to *\u25a0 "John . Doe.'«B£9BMn&nttaflbßH9SlfeUtitttßg§HMMW TROUBLE OVEE , KUSKEOOMS-Charlcf: ' Mis w©rtlv 505 Eighth = xtrept. obtained ; a? warrant '-, I rora Police Ju<lg<»- s Weller-:yestcrday.",for>the ,-\u25a0' arrrst of;A*a XV. RpovlHn.on'a ohatpe,of,pro . curing $375 from r liitn ': March \u25a0' 13 .? by r falsely ,' representing that he owned ' a \u25a0 mushroom plant.* THE SAN FRANCTiSCO. CALL, [ 'SATURDAY, ---MARCH 19, 191&- NOTTED MOTOR CAR BUILDER IS HERE James G. Cowling of the Pierce Company Is Now in the : City R. R. L'HOMMEDIEU James G. Cowling, 'general .manager of the Pierce motor company of Racine, Wis., builders'of the JMerce-Racine mo tor cars, has been the "guest of George TV. Root, agent for this' make of cars, the last 48 hours. Cowling is" making a flying trip through, California, look ing over the field, /and leaves today for the factory. He will "return, .how ever, for a' more lengthy* stay during June. _\. v f'-rt Cowling, like the rest of thermanu facturers who have been here thfs'year, is most enthusiastic over the season's business; the .company 'having' sold its output to its agents and now" filling orders according. to; dates specified. By the Ist of June the last car will have Jelt the factory,- and. at' that time the production of the; next; season's output will begin,-.. .. , . ... '\u25a0\u25a0', George Root, when he received word that Cowling was about to reach San Francisco, was in Grass Valley with the demonstrator. Root came by tfie overland route, leaving AVednesday at noon. ' In three hours he reached ' Sa cramento, going by way of Auburn and Folsom, a distance of 62% miles. The rest, of the day, was spent with' the agency there,, and at S o'clock Thurs day morning lie started for Stockton, which he reached in two hoursand a half. Between that time and luncheon he placed an agency for the 'Pierce- Racine cars. At 6:30 the same day^he was at the Oakland mole: Root reports the roads between Grass Valley and Auburn, Banta and Liver more in a frightful-condition,* the rest of the journey being over fairly good and in some places splendid roads. The course taken was Grass Valley, Auburn,, Folsom, Sacramento, Stockton, Banta, Altamont, Livermore, Pleasan ton, Dublin pass and "into Hay ward. With Root was his wife and a party of friends. . . . A gasoline driven railway car, cap able of seating 30 passengers, and of de veloping and niain .taining.-.: a speed of - 40 . ' miles i* per . hour, has just been • .: -. >\u25a0 '.finished 'by ' the Ferry garage company of 23 Washing ton street, San Francisco, for the Rogue River Valley railroad company. of Ore gon. W. H. Barnum, manager of the railroad company, personally assisted in the car's construction. Motor Car Built I In San Frnncinco | Every piece of -materialin.the cariis of local manu facture, except the engine. James F. VanLoben Sels,- manager of the Ferry, garage company, has tested the car* thoroughly on._the Belt line railroad along the water front, and its capabilities have led him to go into the manufacture of. gasoline railroad .cars very' largely, as his'shop, has peculiar advantages for handling this type- of construction.:'. The Southern -Pacific and Santa Fe operate gasoline cars in' this state, but so far the coaches used have been en tirely of t-astern manufacture. The contract called for a speedy and commodious car, and this has been sup plied. It will run .between Jackson ville and Medf ord in southern Oregon. Steam cars are: now being operated over the six miles separating Medford from the county seat, and' these will be-'kept in service. vßut the .speedy gasoline-car,' operated at one- tenth the cost of the steam; driven vehicles,;- will, be sent over the -rails,- affording-a speedy passenger,? mail . and .express service, making- a round - trip every hour.'. \u25a0.. \u25a0 -:-'-: '"'\u25a0.'\u25a0 ..'/."' '\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0,"\u25a0'\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0':':-'-" The car was built at a 'cost of about $6,000. Its engine Is 70 - horsepower, four cylinder, water cooled, with three speeds forward. and* reverse, so that it can be-run with equal facility- each way. There are large: compartments for mail and express. The car; Is so powerful that it can be used to shunt boxcars around, if necessary, or haul cars, for that matter. : . -\u0084; „; \u25a0v^ - Besides F. Van.Loben.Selsand/vV.IJ. Barnum. manager.of the- Rogue-River Valley railroad . company,'- A. , Olin;-de signer and head mechanic for the mak ers, ' took* a- prominent'- part : in '.the con struction of the car. ' .:. : . * : :.' ; Tomorrow the .: second annual hill climb of. the San' Francisco motor; club • 7 will -take^ place on the' Nineteenth ave ;nue hill.- Many,.' do .'not; ' realize .what :•\u25a0;> this ..contest j;. will be, as .the hill :to;: the' ordinary owner seems easy to 'i navigate, : but the;-- fact that the contest 1 committee of: the; club has allowed ; the entrants Ito strip .their stock, chassis = means > tuat not , only -will it be- a hill ,climb, -but-,wlll also/be a speed contest. The ; record ' of C 1:15. for. pasollne cars and 1:12 for steam cars is likely 1 to, Vßo^.a&limmering'.*". /Already many of- those , entered .in -trial , trin* have lowered the record.".: An. electric timer has been Installed'and'everything is in C readiness v for • the 'contest. . - ; The .first -car.- will; be ;\u25a0 sent r away;- sharps at 1:CO and every, two- mi nutes^followinpr a car .will *come >.up; the grade, -untiH the last' car in the free for jail; has; crossed the line." ':The" street "hasfbeeni'closeu foi' '•\u25bas contest; and- those <whovwishs to reach's the, many^'>; vantage ipolnts "wilj have:to be at the courseibefore 1-.30.. 1 All Heady for' 7 j Bit? 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I£2^A^oopy/Myii1 £2^A^oopy/Myiil t «'j be mailed; to? ariy f : onefupon resjuest.: - ji Booklet JOul MORE CONGRESSMEN RESULT OF CENSUS California May Gain Increase of Five in the House of Representatives If. the estimate of the California de velopment board, putting the popula tion of; the' state at 2,500,000 be proved correct by the coming census, Califor nia will be entitled to five more mem bers in congress. . i The California development board, at a recent meeting laid much stress upon the fact that much of the in accuracy of the census is due to the inattention of those directly interested. It was shown that the unwillingness on the part of foreigners to give the necessary information to census enu merators lies- in their failure to under stand • the object . of the- census. William I). , Scurlock. school census marshal; . Alfred Roncovieri,' superin tendent of schools, and George JB. Bald win, supervisor of census, held a con ference Wednesday to discuss the cen sus taking by the two sets of enumer ators, one for the state and one for the federal government. It was thought that there might be confusion because of the fact thafboth sets will work the same \u25a0 day in the city. The state or school census is'of importance, in that every child listed between 1 and 17 years of>age means so much money for the state appropriation. ' Data will be taken by the federal enumerators concerning the vocation of each family, relation , to home, and property holdings. . Facts will also be gathered about" the agricultural prod ucts and livestock of the cit>'. Supervisor of Census Baldwin stated yesterday that every piece of proper ty producing $250 worth of material or 'over a year would jbe listed as a farm. This- would include vegetable gardens, dairies, nurseries and poultry yards 'and all such places requiring the daily attention of one person. He said that the census bureau had ascertained the surprising fact that 'there were over 6,000 of these farms 'in San Fran cisco, v . Enumerators who have received no tice of having passed their. examination are" requested, to report to the census bureau for' further information. HUNGARIAN SOCIETY , GATHERS AT BANQUET Mayor McCarthy Is Guest of Honor at Festal Board One of the most successful .affairs in the annals of the local First Hun garian -society was the. banquet given last; Tuesday evening at one. of the down town cafes. -It was attended by 200 of the :Biost prominent, members of the organization and their" wives and by a number of specially invited guests, among these being Mayor and MrsJ P. H. McCarthy. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene E.Pfaeffle, Mr. and ' Mrs. John T. Burnes and Mr. and Mrs.- Tierney. * ;One \u25a0• of the features of the evening was. the opening speech\oi?* the'loyalty of the Hungarians to the land of; their adoption, given.- by the' , toastmaster ofithe evening, E. J. Janovitz. It was followed, by briefs addresses from the mayor,- Burnes and .Pfaeffie, . the latter choosing for. his subject the future of San Francisco, v^- : \u25a0 . ..'-.- \u25a0:'..\u25a0\u25a0 Among , the .other speakers" \u25a0were M. Roth,. George Grossman, M. , Schwartz and: J. Zeller. and^a'letter from Charles •F.. Curry,, the choice; of the three Hun garian jfc societies .for \u25a0:• governor^; ln' . the coming "'election, iwa». read,' in which he expressed -his : regret at not being able, to attend;in;perpon. . .' The. otticers of .the society who ar ranged the banquet and. were iforemost in,, making it a> success were \ the past president, Eugene E. »•:'.- Janovitz ; . the president,' F. Hoffman; the. vice" presi dent.^E.J;-. Janovitz;, the. treasurer, S. SchwarU, and 'the - secretary, George Grossman. ..,'':''?".',;;.; ;.-:<. '. ~. : . . :- Filtered Salt Water \u25a0 \u25a0 y'- At The Y \u25a0 LURLINE BATHS the ocean water is' filtered before it flows into the tub baths and swimming pool. TURKISH BATHS . AND MASSAGE Bush and LarkinSts. :;q:p;;e;n. ; : ' ,e^e-n;j:*n'g;s; MRS . DIBBLE SEES A "JOB" TO CHEAT HER Accuses Husband and Brother of Arranging, Suit to'Ob= - tain Her Home; Diamond Pin Woman Left to Be Repaired Taken for Use of Rival v The Dibble brothers — Frank and An drews-are on: opposite sides of a suit in which the latter claims from- Frank $7,657.53, said to be due on 15 promis sory notes; but Mrs. Ellen F. Dibble, who is being sued for divorce by Frank, asserts that the suit, on the notes is simply a "job" to cheat her out of her home in Nolan street, Oakland. An attachment of the property by Andrew Dibble; was filed -with the county clerk ' I yesterday. Charles F. Hanlon, attorney. for Mrs. Dibble, stated, later that Frank Dibble had no shadow of title to the property and that Andrew had no right to attach it. \u25a0-' .'V ;. ,v :'; ; : . \u25a0:.:•. \u25a0•. / Frank Dibble was well known as the manager of Dibble's . roadhouse, but Hanlon says that he has left town in company with one Rose B. Stahlberg. Mrs. . Dibble . says that her husband obtained -from .Shreve's a - diamond breastpin .that she- had left there to be repaired, arid that Rose Stahlberg is now wearing it. -Attorney Hanlon has. served oh .Shreve's. a notice to re store, the pin to iMrs. Dibble. - - Excessive 'miserliness was one of the grounds ] upon which Ethel Owens was granted^a divorce from Charles Owens, by JudgV Graham 'yesterday. .She told the judge that -her husband ousted her from the kitchen and conducted the .culinary .department himself, but his soups and other foods were so diluted with ,water that no -nourishment re mained.' ;. • Jacob B. Kaufman, proprietor of the Kaufman chemical works, resisted -the petition of' his wife Maryn for $100 a month alimony by pleading in Judge Graham's court yesterday that she owned valuable property. Mrs. Kauf man denied. this.' and said that her hus band had" an income of $500 a month. An application that the order restrain ing Kaufman from operating his chem ical works be vacated was taken under submission by the judge, together with the application for alimony. In an amended divorce complaint filed yesterday, George W. Allen charged that his wife. Carrie, had permitted one Herbert J. , Wright to bestow loving attention upon her. Eight pieces of city realty standing in the wife's name Allen claims as community property and asks the court to order it divided.! Suits for divorce were begun yester day by: - Annie Humphries against Everett E. Humphries, desertion. Ellen Shay Chormann against Charles H. J.. Chormann, willful neglect. Louis Jaffe, against Beckie Jaffe, de sertion. Hattie Dunbar against Fred A. Dun bar, desertion. Ellen Bryan against McClellan Bryan, desertion. - EDITOR ACCUSED OF v LI BELOUS PUBLICATION Surety Company President Pre fers Criminal Charge \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0; Fred B. Lloyd, president of the Pa cific surety company. First .National Bank building, swore to a complaint yesterday charging John C. Piver, edi tor and publisher of the Underwriters' Report, with criminal, libel. The al leged libel was contained in the issue of the "paper of March 17. If was In an open letter addressed to E. Myron Wolf, state insurance com missioner, .in relation to an alleged scheme on the part of O. L. VanLani ghan, an .eastern;, insurance promoter, and President Lloyd to increase the capital stock of the surety company with the Intent "to defraud California citizens out of hundreds -of thousands of dollars." The scheme, is characterized as an unprincipled one, and both Van Lani ghan and Lloyd are designated. as un-. principled schemers, rogues and, black guards. The principal part of the open letter deemed libelous reads as* fol lows:- ' Any person interested can vorify the allegation of roguery charged to Lloyd and Van Lanighan by a visit to the office of this paper. Ten minutes' time only will be re- - quired to expose completely as pretty a piece of dishonest manip ulation of insurance returns as was ever put forth by unprincipled but accomplished blackguards. THERE is ascertain real, satisfaction .which comes from the possession of any article which is in every respect, -thoroughly, up to .date.-; In" fact, 1 almost all. '/shopping" consists of a search for the* goods o"f latest pattern, and embodying, the latest: ideas.' In purchasing'a motor car it is particularly important to secure the latest design; because the art has been advancing so rapidly that those cars the design of which -dates.back two or three years do not possess many of the desirable features which the present state of the art.makes:possible. , v V - - . , \u25a0"\u25a0: •: • ;; car has the satisfaction of knowing that the design of his car Is at least one; year, in. advance., of any, other American machine and that he will. see the features which he now has In \u25a0his car. adopt ed : by» other < makers next year. and the year after. Among these up to date features are the •iong-stroke'!, : engine, -the. casting of , the four .cylinders en bloc with only about one-fourth of the usual .amount of. piping; the. four-speed itransmission.etcv t . - . «- lu «"i>a«»i ':!. -The owner, of a W hite gasoline ;car,can :be ( evenmore proud of its- QUALITY than of Its up to date design. .: There Is no part of thecar. which could be 'made of any better material or could be constructed wlt h more carey even;if the sellingprice of the car; were one thousand dollars greater. J THEUVHITE STEADIER STILL STAXDSPRE-E.IIIXEXT IX -A * aBHV CLASS HY ITSELF." IT IS THE IDEAL CAR FOR A LADY T^DRIVE^THE IDEAL CAR; FOR COJI FORT. XO CRAXK- WllE WHITE Gfil\/IPAN Y M^ ket Slreet al Van Ne « J* 1^- VVFIiIE- V^FAIYI Avenue. Saii Francisco CHINESE WIN FIGHT BUT LOSE FRIEND Department of Commerce Orders All Witnesses Examined at / Angel Island Change Leads Those Ready to Testify to Refuse Further Accommodation The Chinese won a barren victory in their tight against the immigration authorities when Commissioner Hart North received orders yesterday from the department of commerce and labor requiring all white witnesses to ap pear for examination at Angel island instead of at the office in the Apprais ers' building.; "W \ When the change , was made to the new Angel island station Influential Chinese and their white attorneys de manded a return to the. old Pacific Mail company's sheds. Later their protest was aimed against North's system of taking testimony. • North established an office in the Appraisers' building for the .convenience only, of white wit nesses, and- the Chinese threatened a boycott of American goods unless their countrymen were' given an equal privi lege. • •To do away with the alleged . dis crimination the department has * .or dered all witnesses to go to the island. The result is that the w;hlte witnesses who learned of the new rule at. the Appraisers' building said yesterday that they would accommodate no more of their Chinese friends. .The department, however, mak*s the landing of Chinese of the upper mer chant and student class, who compose about 3 per cent of the Chinese immi grants, somewhat easier. Those whose cases have been investigated and found genuine before leaving may on their return from China iand directly from the steamer. Heretofore they have first been taken to the station. Primary inspection is also extended not only to the first cabin passengers, as heretofore, but to the steerage. The same courtesy is given returning Japa nese as heretofore. But when the Chi nese have wives or families with them or have no papers they must undergo the usual course. Two government steamers afford seven round trips to the island daily for the benefit of witnesses. COMMISSIONER HEACOCK SUBMITS RESIGNATION Leaves Federal Court After 18 Years' Service Judge E. 11. 'Heacock, commissioner of the- United States district court and master in chancery of the circuit court, has sent in his resignation to these courts to take effect July' 1. ' Judge Heacock celebrated hia sev enty-ninth birthday.-which marked his eighteenth year in his present office. Thursday. He crossed the plains in 1552 and soon became active In" the political life of the state. A term as county judge at Santa Cruz, superior judge at Santa Barbara, and seven sessions in the state senate are among his achievements. In his present position he has sat in many Important cases, winning high praise as a jurist. BURGLARS MAINTAIN PERNICIOUS ACTIVITY Jewelry and Coin Stolen From Various Residences Burglars broke into the residence of Mrs. A. McKenzie. 1217 Leavenworth street, Thursday night, and stole jew elry valued at $230; the apartments of F. C. Pattison, 2560 Mission street, and stole a diamond badge and other articles of Jewelry, and the room of Miss Xellie Wallace, Winton hotel. 445 O'Farrell street, and stole 532. - Pickpockets robbed Vincent Facfinl, 20 Gahan place, of a purse and $70 at Pacific and Kearny streets, and Misa Mary Finnegan, 2710 Filbert street, of a purse and $3 in the American, the aterV :'-'>^^:, PURSE SNATCHER CAUGHT — Georse Webster. IS years of age. who says he Is a steam fitter, snatched a purse containing $25 and a sold watch from Mrs. R. W. Alexander of H2t> Jackson street in Taylor street between Clay and Washineton yesterday afternoon. The woman screamed and Policeman J. Nash pur sued and captured Webster, who had thrown : the purse away. He was charged with grand larceny. ELLISON WILL TRY PIATT'S BOND SUIT Tehama County Jnd?e Will Come Here to Decide Geary Street Contest Both Sides Are Satisfied With Selection Announced Yes terday by Sturtevant Judge John F. Ellison of Tehama county has. been selected to try the suit instituted by Horace G. Platt to enjoin the sale of the Geary street railroad bonds. An order transferring the cause to Tehama county was ma<l<= yesterday by Judge Sturtevant. This does not mean, however, that the attorneys will need go north to try the case. Judge Ellison having Inti mated his willingness to come to fe'an Francisco. He. will hold court in tr>* Grant building. Judge Ellison i 3 one of the best known jurists in the northern part of California. He has been on the su- pefior court bench since lS^l and at each election receives the nomination of both the republican and democratic parties, lie has frequently been calVeA upon to try. difficult cases in oth^jj parts of the state. I":-:-*.'. - "I regard it as fortunate that a m-xn of the standing of Judge Ellison has consented to try this case." said Judg> Sturtevant - yesterday in announcing that he had selected that jurist. John T. Nourse. assistant city at torney, representing the city, and At torney W. I. Brobeck. counsel for Platt. announced their entire satisfaction with the choice* made by Judge Sturtevant. No Information' has yet been received as to when Judge "Ellison will be able to come to San Francisco, but the at torneys hope that on Monday week h* will be able to give them a'hearinsc here. There are pending a demurrer t.. the complaint, a motion by the city attorney to strike out a large part or the bill and a motion ":>>' the plaintiff to substitute for the restraining order now In force a temporary injunction preventing the snle of the bonds. NUMBER THIRTEEN AND FRIDAY LUCKY FOR HER Battery Case Against Mrs. Esther Davis Dismissed Mrs. Esther Davis, who has a dyeinsc and cleaning establishment in the Countryman building. Elli3 street, ap peared before Police Judge Conlan yes terday on a charge of battery upon a. rent collector. When the case was called Mrs. Davis said: "I observe, your honor, that ny case is Xo. 13 on the calendar, and as this is Friday I must ask for a contin uance, as fate seems against me." Bailiff Walsh handed the judge a. clipping from a paper headed. "Friday Our Lucky Day," and he passed it on to Mrs. Davis, who. after perusing it. said she had changed hef mind. The case was heard and dismissed and Mrs. Davis smilingly thanked the judge. ATTORNEY CHARGED WITH FELONY EMBEZZLEMENT Woman Swears Out Warranty for the Arrest .of W. D. Grady r Mrs. Catherine T. McElhone, rancher. Stege, Contra Costa county, obtained a warrant yesterday for the arrest of Walter T>. Grady. attorney, on a charge of felony embezzlement. Mrs. McElhone got judgment of $250 January 18 in a damage suit and the money was paid to Grady, who repre sented her. Since that time she has made several attempts to get the money from Grady, but without success. Last Friday, she made the last de mand upon him at the courthouse in Martinez and she says he swore at her and struck her several " times in tli« face, blackening her eyes and cutting her lips. MAIL ROBBEX ARRESTED— A man who sava th* name of Bert .Harris was arrpstcil hf Policeman James J, Wall of the nontbTn >!is trtet yesterday while steaHns: a package fr<>:u the toj> of . a mail hox. Postal Inspect' r O'Conoell said that he beliered Harris ha<l born stealing jm«-ti.-iSHH for sereral months ia the business district. ADDRESS ON POLITICS— Dr. DaTid Starr Jor dan "n-ill speak on "How to Take Politic* Out of PolitlrV at the weekly luncheon of Hip Commonwealth olub ia the colonial ballroom fit the St. Francis hotel today. Allen *'•\u25a0 "Wright was tt> make the address to the clut> today, but his lecture has been postponed.