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"Are Married People Happy?"
In The Sunday Call
Japanese Steamship Company
Quits the Southern* for
Western Pacific
New Road to Have Transpacific
Ships Waiting for Its
Through Freight
THE Pacific Mail company and the
Toyo Kisen Kaisha have come to
the parting of the ways, and the
first steps toward a divorce will be
taken in New York today, when Moto
jira Shiraishi, general manager of the
Toyo Kisen Kaisha, will serve on
Judge Lovett a notice to the effect
that his company has found an affinity
in the Western Pacific and will sever
all diplomatic, social and business re
. lations with the Pacific Mail and
Southern Pacific. By the terms of
the agreement under- which the two
companies operated it is necessary
for the company seeking a release to
give sis: months' notice. It is believed
that Judge Lovett will tell the Japan
ese line to take its clothes and go, and
that the new combination between the
Toyo Kisen Kaisha and the Western
Pacinc will become effective long be
fore the six months have expired.
Shiraishi and Assistant General Man
ager W. H. A\ery are due in New York
this morning. Shiraishi went direct
from Japan via Vancouver, where Avery
met him. Before they leave New York
the deal with the Western Pacific will
b« closed and-the plans already com
« pleted, for the operation of the steam
ship line through its new connections,
will be put into effect.
Gould Builds Pier
Pier 24,. which was leased to the
Western Pacific by the harbor commis
sion and built with Gould money, will
be the home on this side of the Pacific
of the Toyo Kisen Kaisha's big tur
bine liners, of which. there will be a
third in commission within a few
months. " The pier is practically ready.
The offices on pier 34 were built under
the supervision of James Crichton, su
perintendent of the Toyo Kisen Kaisha,
and the direction of Assistant General
" Manager Avery.
The pier is equipped with a railroad
track which will be connected in a few
days with the state belt railroad. In
' the rear of the pier the Gould line
has leased a large area of state prop
erty for railroad yards and ware
houses, the equipment for which is on
its way to this coast.. By the time the
Toyo Kisen Kaisha has disentangled
itself from the Southern Pacific, and
Pacific Mail embraces, the Western Pa
cific will be"ln good shape to handle the
steamship line's transcontinental busi-
Eager Ear to Wooing
The severance of relations with the
Pacinc Mai! will necessitate the es
tablishment by the Toyo Kisen Kaisha
of independent freight and passenger
agencies at all oriental- ports of call,
and in this and the other principal
cities of the United States. Under the
present arrangements the Toyo Kisen
Kaicha business is handled through the
Pacific Mail agencies, the Toyo Kisen
Kalsha paying, its share of the ex
penses. The division of expense. It
has long been the plaint of the Toyo
Kisen Kaisha officials, has been more
than the division of business, and
&Pl f belief that the Pacific Mail was
***.& playing fair made the Japanese
line lend an eager ear to the wooing
of the Western Pacific.
The building of the turbine liners
and a falling off In business as the re
sult of the Chinese boycott brought the
Toyo Kisen Kaisha to the verge of
bankruptcy. President Asano, although
wealthy, could not have saved his line
if Baron Shibusawa, Japan's most
powerful money king, had not gone to
• his assistance. With the Shibuwasa
credit behind it the Toyo Kisen Kaisha
took a new lease of life. Work which
had been suspended on the third of the
big liners was resumed.'
Normal School President Fails
in Securing Delay
; : [Special Diipatch to The Ccll]\
• CHICO, July 20. — There will be no
* Aelay in the hearing of the charges
egainst Dr. C. C. Van Lie w, president of
Chico Normal, accused of improper Con
duct toward young women students of
the institution. . Van Liew. sought a
postponement of the trial, but this has
been denied and the case will' be heard
Friday. Van Liew was , yesterday re
' elected president of the free library
The San Francisco Call.
Head officials of the Japanese* line, which today takes the first steps
toward severing its relations with the Pacific Mail and Southern Pacific and
forming an alliance with the Western Pacific: . <
Marines May Be Landed to Pro
tect Americans, as Consul's
. Life Is Menaced
-WASHINGTON, July 20.— Fear ex
ists that Edwin F. Trimmer, United
States consul at Cape Gracias,' Nica
ragua, may be assaulted "or- possibly
even assassinated, and it has been Ue
cided to send the cruiser Tacoma to
that port to investigate. If conditions
demand it, marines will -be landed to
protect American lives and property.
This was * the report made "to the
state department today\ by. Thomas P.
Moffatt, United States consul at 'Blue
fields. \u25a0- 'Two- officers' and 45 men were
ordered to Cape Gracias on the Ta
coma. -he said after a' conference be
tween himself .and Commander Hines
of the Dubuqua. . \u25a0 \
An", article in La Naclon, an official
Madriz* organ .published at Managua,
indicated the feeling in Nicaragua
against Americans.' 'In part it reads
as follows: _
"We Nicaraguans have some limited
means to .which we. may- resort as a
final recourse if it comes to^ the' point
that . the -Yankee, tries '•: to^ execute' his
threat. Let. us lay * hands -on 'all the
North Americans residing, in Nicaragua
and let us. say to I Mr! ; Taft: v'For each
shot you hurl against us,, a head -of one
of your countrymen shall roll on the
"Let us organize' in the: form* of a
powerful coalition, to the end that in
all the Latin : American . countries no
goods shall be purchased from the
United States; making our people un
derstand that this ;Is the most "effica
cious method -- of combating the com
mon enemy of our; race, so ; proud on
account .of its power, so " Insolent on
account of ; its. pride and so detestable t
on account of its insolence." •
Estrada's General Killed
NEW ORLEANS, July 20.— News .was
received. here tonight that' General Car
men' Corea, better known under the so
briquet of -"General- Colon," - had 'l been
killed during fighting in the, interior of
Nicaragua a week or more ago. General
Corea had a conspicuous, position in the
array of Estrada since the;beglnningfof
warfare in* Nicaragua!^ His bravery had
been widely; commented upon."
Estrada Takes Command ;
. BLUEFIELDS,; July; 20— General Es
trada left here' early this ' morning -to
assume personal command of _the;revo^
lutlonary- troops' now operating < in; the
interior, against' President ;Madrizi." •
Before s leaving for " the. front Estrada*
said:, :;,-/'"-\u25a0 j ; .:.' .;\u25a0\u25a0 -,-.;.;:,.\u25a0 V \v.'
"Acoyapa will^be intthe hands. of ;the,
revolutionists Xwithin weight; days. I
«hall' not' return- to;Blueilelds unless we
i are victorious/ :^ *./ ',J * ! i'^^Wi^.S^J 1 '-
WASHINGTON, July 20^— A hole,
and a'little' one at-that, which
was cut ••\u25a0;' in , a wire fence,
threatens to become \u25a0an International,
incident between the United Statesarid
Mexico. -
Protests have reached the state de r
partment from California^ against^the
arrest in Mexico of D.W. Mackay on
the charge of having cut the hole. It
I is alleged he placed a gate' on. a bound
ary fence near Tia Juana, a little town
just across the international border in
Mexico. The reports are that Mackay
was not only arrested, but had been
refused bail pending his trial. ,
The state department today cabled to
the. American embassy at Mexico City
for. a full investigation/of the 'incident.
Four Days in Jail
SAN DIEGO, July - ; 20:— After! four
days of strenuous efforts ori'.the'fpart of
friends in San Diego, D.W: McKay, mil
lionaire resident of this, city? was taken
from the Tia '\u25a0\u25a0 Juana cuarteY/ yesterday,
afternoon and, guarded by : two! mounted
rurales, was- started > for 'Ensenada for
trial. He^was arrested "a! week: ago 'on
a charge of -cutting a holeHn his' own
fence and ; Installing a gate^>y w ' •. ':
McKay was heavily^ ironed,': but "was
permitted • to ride \u25a0In his ;-owh*~carrlage,
and , it was expected" the">'rurales with
the! r , prisoner would '\u25a0\u25a0 reacn*;Ensenada
this morning.' An" effort |will -be made
today -to have- McKay on bail,
Governor Selca. Vega> of'sLower\ Cali
fornia having been, informed.. of all : the
particuluars in the case. *'•\u25a0/*" ,-•;..\u25a0 '
Litigation Over Springs;
[Special Dispatch to The Call]-.' : t ' , .
SAN DIEGO, ,' July} 20.— Thearrest of
D. W. ' McKay_ ; by , the. Mexican author
ities iat\ Tia Juana. grows^ out. of- liti
gation for possession jof the = Tia Juana
hot, springs, -said \ to_ Jiaye'
powers . for rheumatism. -J -V •
i The springs, are located Jon the orig
inal" Tia' Juana grant, and" 1 it* is; claimed
by the. : Arguello heirs. About a year
ago McCay brought his ,wife- to-San
Diego. ' For years* she -had r been af
flicted with, rheumatism.;? He took*her
to Tia Juana> where shei.began to im
prove. So pleased was the with the
results that; he decided to* make a-per
manent home there. '\u0084
He succeeded in 'making a
with one of the: Arguello heirs for an
interest^ in the estate and 7 built: a home
on . the ground she thus acquired. ;: Ac
cording to reports from Tia Juana. the
hot springs have been .'in the ; hands
of ' Albert , Arguello, Vvvho is said \u25a0 to
guard it as his own ; prop
erty. . ,He 'denied, the right *of other
heirs .to]- sell (to *McKay. s; "..": { : ; 1,
McKay's* friends: say ~ Albert
waited^for :a* chance; to \ oust": McKay.
Recently McKay decided he,wbuld make
a shoi*t 'cut from " his residence "to -the
springs. Arguello ? had r fenced Jin Vtlie
"springs. -McKay. -^ cut ;- ; ;the j fence {and
instituteed[a gate. ;Arguelio- then', went
before" the I Tia 'JuanaT magistrate 'and
swore I to : a complaint. . .*, " '
As is the custom of. the; Mexican -au-^
thorities when once complain >isV sworn
to the accused, has no immediate rre^
dress. \" He' must "i remain^ mi? jail J until
his/case\ is< passed : on' by jthe^court of
first . inquiry at Ensenada* Vi ''\u25a0"'\u25a0 ''\u25a0" -"*-\u25a0' =
..'Advices .'from iErisena'da: are^;th'at;Mc-
K ay^s ; case', m ay' no t : be*- h ea rd • -t here •' to r
several ' days.' ' .'\u25a0 '-.'•*' ', 'i;^;'"'^.-^,
S. P. Detective Chief Convinced
Benicia Robbers Committed
Southern Crime'
"Bishop Crazy to Confess, I Will
Never Take Another Part
ner," Says Duhbar
that in the capture of
Charles Dunbar and Carl ;D. : Bishop,
alias; Brown, the :men who held up and
robbed the oriental; mail in the Suisun
marshes near . Martinez at midnight,
Aprils 16, the long arm of the law has
drawn / in; the men who robbed, teh
postoffice of Armade, Riverside county,
June 15, Patrick Klndelon, chief of the
Southern Pacific railroad' company's se
cret service -bureau, yesterday wired
instructions fronv this city to \Fairfield,
where the men are now incarcerated,
to confront Bishop with the additional
In the robbery of the Armade post
office the men secured a large quantity
of 8 cent stamps and stole a rubber
tired buggy In which they made their
escape. It is 'believed, that the rig in
which Bishop and Dunbar were riding
at the time of their capture will answer
the* .description of the one stolen from
Riverside county. Kindelon's belief is
strengthened by the fact that in their
possession Constable Judge and; Sheriff
J. J. McDonald of Solano found a num
ber of 8 cent stamps'. ~ '
According :to ; Kindelon's informa
tion, .which he wired, last night to
Fairfleld, the men who turned the trick
at Armade were camping in a nearby
canyon. One- gave the , name -of C. ' B-
Dunba'r and asked for mail on several
occasions". When the, office was robbed
there also was stolen; a pair of field
glasses an da shotgun. The officials
of Riverside county were able to trace
the robbers for some distance, but did
not "locate ; them."
Kindelon gives unstinted praise to
Constable Judge for. his nerve in effect
ing the arrest of the men -on* the open
road : Saturday^ ;. Judge chased : the two
robbers until l they- ran. into a'crowd • of
men,- who, while \TJudge covered Dun
bar. s.nd-;.i Bishop v .with ".his': revolvers, 4
handcuffed .-* theifvr" As .'a'result^ of S the
daxing capture Judge will in all prob
ability receive the $5,000- reward offered
by the railroad company and. the $1,000
reward posted by- the federal govern
ment.': > '\u25a0"''.'
Dunbar Blames Partner
[Special Dispatch lo The Call] , :
SUISUN, July 20.— "1 have been In jail
before and I expect to be In jail again.
Before as it was this time, it was some
body else's • fault: but the nextCtime I
will be alone. I .will; never; take an
other partner/that' was my; mistake.
Even supposing^ we were guilty "why
should we confess,,. Bishop Is scrazy -to
do that," said Charles Dunbar, to a Call
reporter' this? afternoon. Dunbar con
tinues to refuse, to .implicate;, himself in
the train robbery although by his man
ner it is apparent that he realizes his
case }s hopeless. ' >?
When told. that Bishop had said that
he . was afraid of him, ' his face dark
ened and he said: \u25a0 : '.'Yes. he has ; some
thing to -be afraid , of now. j .Wait!" .
•Dunbar.is short, with powerful shoul
ders and ! a broad forehead and fine
large eyes, , which express great deter
mination and, vitality. . \ V I
Bishop* is even more repentant than
yesterday, when he confessed. He said
this afternoon. .. •\u25a0 ; v -\u25a0\u25a0 , I "•'
"I was afraid all along, ..but I was
more afraid \of Dunbar than anything
else; he is a strange man." _? s ;
Among ; other things,' t he said. that the
robbery of \u25a0'* the train "became "• a fixed
thing in his^mlndiiafter 'Dunbar had
looked across the bay one day and said:
"Wouldn't it be ; easy to rob .that train
there and double back to hereafter
ward." ' \u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0 : - ' ;,• "\u25a0\u25a0 - : .- •'\u25a0\u25a0:
"After that," said Bishop, "we : both
seemed jito 1 realize ,,wlthout saying' it
' that we f; were going- to hold up : . the
train. : I tried to break away ; from Dun
bar at various ,times, but there 'seemed
to be something/about him which}held
me." He treated I me, more, like hisfser
vant than anything else and every time
we, had. a " quarrel f he*, came out -best.
We : thought^about the' numbers on the
guns- giving ;us~ : away,.- so we cached
themiand 'only, unearthed them aTshort
1 time ibeforeVour; arrest; I told Dunbar
to file off lithel numbers : but he laughed
at mej and>l- let? thej matter: drop. :
"I don't know, how.; it t was we allowed
ourselves to ; be^'arrested. i It ; all :hap-;
'pened sol suddenly. >" The constabl-3 cov-'
ered me as I-was driving, then ;Dunbar
'reached: for his*guni,when he was cov
i/re'J and we were a both arrested. \ [\u0084 . . '
Dunbar said; that* he*waß -not' reachrl
ing for his gun, but lwas attempting to
loosen it," and, let; it .drop i into ;«.the
wagon so -that it would not be found
ion-him.' Bishop- Is : slender- arfdilooks
weakly. 'There is a weak, '.wavering
expression; in his ieyes. \u25a0'; He talkedhalf
an- hour 1 today? with, a" CalUrepresent
ative "about- religion. • He 'is ;flrmly ;'of ',
the opinion' that; he >will? not-Miye 'to
finish the , sentence Ihe "expects *to get.
The; officials /who/ examlned T the'i men
believe that '\u25a0\u25a0.Dunbar 'v furnished ? the
brains and ; energy; used ; in . th'e , robbery,'
and that 'Bishop fwas his tool.
Lad Bleeds to I Death Within
/Four Minutes :. ; \u25a0
i WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 20.—
Death -in an :•;. unheard f of i form
waited ; for Laurence -S.- Baker, an^ ii
year old /Jacksonville^ lad; . .when he
d ived from;' a * boat :;-whHe ', . s wimmjng ; in
Lake; Worth"; 'yesterday. '\u25a0 • " '• '',"*;\u25a0 .;
A stingaree^aj large,; flat t bodied; and
gre wsome species / of \u25a0 warm\water > fish;
was lurking J just I under- the -boat.
i K One "of ".the barbed; spines,;. which this
fish carried^^ vonj : itsV' whjplike; ; tail,
jugular"^ vein;' \u25a0 He; rose -tOf the
cr y in gj for, hel P^- an^^le^/ to^ileath^ with
in? four"*minutesr-c/ \u25a0.;'.-,\u25a0 .".;,\u25a0>.'*;; .- ••;•.\u25a0' ;
I Mrs. Donna' L. Seymour; woman of many aliases, who formerly operated in
j 5iV l this city, .arrested in east on swindling' charge.
A, broken engagement, with, the ro
mantic aftermath" of a trip to foreign
lands, is the latest gossip that Is buzzed
over* the^teacups .whenever the a names
of • Miss Hazel Dolph of Portland ' and
Ferdinand Theriot of "this city are men
tioned. . . ' •
The ! handsome young clubman has
sailed away .on the Chiyo Maru, Rafter
telling the melancholy news to his
nearest friends, while Miss Dolph is on.
her way to Europe with -her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Dolph of the north
ern city.
In the meantime Madame Grundy has
the rare morsel for her own delecta
tion, and says that the betrothal was
a sort of .temperamental mistake, and
that the young folks were "never suited
to each other." The "real reason seems
to 'be a, : matter of conjecture." The
match could not have»been imputed to
mercenary motives, since both of the
young people are independently wealthy.
[Special Dispatch to The Call] |
- SACRAMENTO, July; 20.— After re
moving a valuable necklace from^Mrs.
A: E. Ross while sheUayj asleep last
night, ; a burglar who had all the ,char
acteris.tics of a modern Raffles awoke
his victim tojhqu'ire if .there was any
Accuse^ Land Swindler Strays
Away;m Fields of His
[Special Dispatch lo The Call]
i'iUKIAH/ July, 20.— G.' A.; Winchester,
who i hails from San Francisco, and who
in" company with C. T. Blake of Sacra
mento, as: agent, duped; several of the
Sacramento valley * residents into buy
ing' barren hillsides in I this county -, a
short? time ago, :is 'reported \ lost ; in j the
LowGapisection.ithe field of his opera
tions.v.lt will' be remembered (that .Win
chester .told \ prospective \ buyers i of i fine
timber .land intthisVcounty^ and agreed
to locate »them on it \ for. sums ranging
f rom '-'. $100 « to 5 $250, and " thus -\u25a0 acquired
several' thousand Vdbllars,'. giving i them
numbers Mo!* their* property,? but:, when
they^ came -to 'survey; it "out, i they; found
that ltheiri'clalms'lay'6n\rocky.j hillsides;
;; Winchester, s Frank "J.> Golden, attor
ney J' at I law" with '?> rooms » ln ~ the 5 Pacific
building, arid • Cr :L.>Baender," a surveyor
from theibay.'city," came here last Satur
day/night andlef 1 1 early,- Sunday j morn
ing I for+LowiGap;ihi,whattis said- to ; be
an? effort Jto istraightenloutVthe" landsiin
'controversy', ;- Af ter/going^through the
heavyibrush' for = some itime Winchester
became tired andsat'downito'rest."^ \ .
; \The ' othe r.vtwo i members ; of i the . party,
continued Ton "i their |way^ trying ;• tollo
catelascertain; point.' r After.'an; absence
of ffsLift c w /,, hours "% they?i returned; -v but
,Wi richester I was} no i% t oundjN > Only ; his
coat jand. sweater jrenialned-^When", they
leftYhinV/helhad '\u25a0 a"* small Ijcan" of Jbeef
as I his^only/food, ".i ;,;\u25a0:\u25a0 "^ VV' ; ' ; *:
ffi&TEßDAY— Maximum temperature, 62;
JntptmuTU» j£— ';
FOR TOD A V—Fair; fog . in
thejnorrlmg; moderate vest winds.
. The "engagement was . announced last
season. ' The couple met while Mls's
Dolph * was the guest of Mrs. Eleanor
Martin in this city; , The wedding was
to have been . an . event of September,
and the bride elect, .who was a great
favorite, was extensively entertained
in Portland.
She is a. niece of the late Senator J.
N. 'Dolph, and has more than the aver
age,society "girl's share of brains and
beauty. Ferdinand Theriot, -who came
from New York, is a cousin of Eugene
de Sabia. He is a grandnephew of Peter
Marie, who was for many years a lead
ing beau In the exclusive circles of the
eastern city. His father was a banker
of Paris, and at Harvard he had an in
teresting career. In San Francisco he
has been a favorite in the clubs and in
society. He is a. member of the Uni
versity, club, and lived at the clubhouse
until the last month. He was one of the
ushers ; at the 1 wedding of Miss Gene
vieve Harvey and Ward Barron.
thing else in the -house worth taking.
Assured that there was no money and
no more jewelry, the burglar proceeded
to lecture Mrs.' Ross about the folly of
leaving the doors and. windows of her
house open, , after which he made his
exit/, - i '. ' „' ' .-IV"'-^-^
Billions \u25a0of Household \ Pests Are
| Being Destroyed; Every. Day }
"in Interior Cities' ! ;
[Special • Dispatch lo The Call]
SACRAMENTO, 1 July 20.— The crusade
started by the state, health officers
against- the common, house fly .through
out'the state: has meant destruction to
millions. of flies, .according to. Secretary
Snow; of the -state 'board ; of health." *
i-.ln;i -.ln; Fresno, Doctor \ Snow- says,
are^catching^lOO.OOO.OOO.OOOieach day in
street .-cages, : ' % and when > the work
started { days 1 ago;. 400,000,000,000
were caught . In . a ; day; the \u25a0 oil fields
being - responsible . for the presence of
so imany; flies. : :
r* Hanford is catchlng.4,ooo,ooo a day.
Tiventyr fourth Annual ;-..Qather»
-<: ing "/Attracts -.Crowd to Omaha
>. OMAHA; July 20.— The twenty- fourth
annual "% saehgerbund of " the * northwest
opened in % Omaha tonight, '.'with' nearly
2,000 {singers -present. V*' : ••"•'
:j.AH day ; long trains from jail- points in
the/west?; and. -northwest; brought ''hun
dreds of 'vistors.
.V The /great saengerbund chorus will
give its -^flrst program at the\Audito
rium'tomorrow'afternoon,' ' -
Chicago Police Cause Arrest of
Mrs. Donna Seymour, Late
of This City
Many Aliases Used in Signing
Up Fake Contracts With
PITTSBURG, Pa., July 20.— A beau
tiful woman giving her name as
Mrs. Donna L. Seymour of Chi
cago, Mrs. R. L. Proctor of Denver
and San Francisco and admitting also
that she traveled under the name of
Mrs. Ralph Stanning, New York, was
arrested while stepping from the
fashionable Fort Pitt hotel here this
afternoon on complaint of the Chi
cago police, and the Pittsburg author
ities claim that they have one of the
cleverest swindlers in the theatrical
profession. In her rooms at the hotel
were found letters showing that she
had recently operated in Los Angeles,
San Francisco, St. Louis, Cincinnati,
Philadelphia and New York, and that
she was about to operate in Pitts
burg on a large scale was evident.
The story of her checkered career in
San Francisco was told in The Call
when she left here.
Motion Pictures Sold
/The latest plan of operation of the
wqman is to collect money in advance
on the claim that she represents mov
ing pictures of great worth, and she
signs all contracts for the appearance
of her pictures. The woman, who regis
tered here under the name of Mrs.
Proctor of DenveV, appeared to have
collected $SOO from Chicago nickel
odeon people under the name of Airs.
Deen L. Seymour.
The Chicago police . sent word to
Pittsburg this morning asking- that
Mrs. Seymour be arrested; that she
would likely be found at the town's
best hotel. She was described fully
and Detective William O'Brien was put
on the case. He found no trace of the
woman under that name and no one
registered from Chicago. About 3
o'clock, however, he noticed a woman
of imposing appearance come from the
elevator and start for the street door.
She answered the description of Mrs.
Seymour, and following her to the door,
addressed her. saying, "How do you
do, Mrs. Saymour?"
Detective Offered Bribe .
"I'm not Mrs. Seymour, and besides,
I don't know you," replied the woman
with a smile that threw O'Brien al
most off his guard. "Well, you'll know
me better, f hope," said O'Brien.
"Come along. The chief wants to see
you." At this the woman wilted and
admitted that she was Mrs. Seymour.
She offered O'Brien $500 if he would
let her go and turn in a report of "not
found." The woman's regret seemed to
be that she was "due" in New York
Saturday morning.
Many Victims Here
It was in November of last year that
Donna Seymour, "a handsome woman,
large, blonde, commanding, queenly in
appearance," as one of her victims
reminiscently described her. left San
Francisco. Behind her rose a wail from
scores of actresses, chorus girl 3, princi
pals, tenors, bassos, sopranos and come
dians who had been engaged to take
part in the mammoth theatrical pro
ductions which she said she Intended
Donna first clipped the wings of the
near theatrical people in' the city of
angels. She ; came to San Francisco
early last September, visited the Fair
mont and the St. Francis, and gauged
the field. Then she went back and in
serted in a Los "Angeles paper a little
want ad which, told the" world that she
was desirous of obtaining a cashier for
an opera company.
The ad was read attentively by Mar
tin H. eßard of this city, formerly o£
Los Angeles, who was attracted by the
hope of. the $25 a week. salary offered. »
with no more work to do than advance
a $200 bond. He visited Donna Sey- .
mour i at J the ,. Beiasco theater la Loa
Angeles and there she condescended to
take his bond. Beard was happy.
During, .the Portola festival she
stayed at various hotels here and in
serted in local papers another ad to the -
effect -that she Vanted an honest ticket
"collector who could put tip a bond of
$500.* N. M. Burdlck of the 'Hotel
Lame, 210 Ellis street,, spotted the sec
ond ad and put up $200. Donna bought
him' a $S dinner and that was all the
return ever made on his money.
Donna ;then gathered about 30 near
Thespians and began; holding rehear
sals." first* at 5 tbV Ceiitrai. then at tb.a

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