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FOUR STATES SUFFER FROM FOREST FIRES Hundreds Made Homeless and Millions in Property Destroyed Largest Area of White Pine in America Is Falling Before Flames 1 ceed with all dispatch and bring all troops under his command to Ooeur d'Alene to assist in the alle viation of suffering of the stricken people, and perform such duty as may be in his judgment necessary for the furtb-er protection of life and property. I will 00-operate in pvery way possible with national t roops. DEATH LIST FROM FIRES GROWS HOURLY SPOKANE, Aug. 23. — Following is a partial list of dead to date from the forest fir^s in northern Idaho and northeastern Washington: LOU HOLMES, Spokane. TOM WELSH. Ppokaiif. GEOEGE ZEIGLER, Newport. 57 years old. MRS. ERNEST DEMHARDT. Newport. GEORGE CAMPBELL. Newport. THOMAS CAREY. Newport. — CADY. ran<Mirr. Newport. — DAVIES. rancher, near Newport. HENRY LIEKMAN, Garwood, Idaho. V. NICHOLSON, aped 17. Gem. Idaho. LARRY RYSON. aged r-0, Wallace. LESLIE SELLERS, aged IS. Gem, Idaho. S. D. ADAMS, aperl SO. Chicago. A. RENSTON. Hillsdale. Wis. ERNEST ELGIN, aged CO, Wallace. •WTLLIAH McKEY of Taft. dead at Saltese. RODERICK AMES, rancher. Hie Creek. JOE EEAUCHAMP, rancher. Big Creek. JOSEPH C. BOYD, Wallace. JOE FENE. Placer Creek. WILLIAM HEARMOT7TH, War Eagle mine. JOE SMITH, burned, near Mullan. "FRENCHY." familiar Spokane character, killed <>v placer creek. J. NY. WILLIAMSON, fireman, killed near I'lvr-or.a. MRS. A. L. GREGORY and two children, near Newport, reported dead. EIGHTEEN SETTLERS and thrjr families liv ing; on the Spokane r<>ad near Newport in nortb 'Bt-tern W'EsWngtou uear the Idaho border, un- c (-counted for. '\u25a0 '-. \u25a0 FIRE FIGHTERS FLEE TO SAVE THEIR LIVES COOLIN. Idaho, Aug. 23. — A furious JTre is raging at the head of Priest lake, where 200 men are fighting. Fanned by higrh winds through dead timber, a fire at Hughes Fork burned over an area of 10 miles long in one eight. A government . camp at Gold icreek was inclosed by fire and Ranger Samuel Eycrs. in charge, was compelled to order It is men to % withdraw, abandon ing camp and provisions. SMOKE FROM FIRES HANGS OVER CHICAGO CHICAGO. Aug. 23. — The haze which hungr over Chicago today was due to •forest fires in the northwest, accord- Ing to officials of the weather bureau. The bureau predicted that the haze will grow even more noticeable, unless ihe fires in Idaho, Montana. Washlng um and Oregon are stopped. NEW MARK IS SET BY WESTERN COLT Colorado £\u0084 Three Years Old, Trots Mile Heats in 2:07,1-4 and 2:073-4 NEW YORK. Aug. 23.—- Colorado E., a bay colt by The Bondsman-BessMc- Gregor. established a new world's rec ord today for 3 year old trotters at the opening of a five days' grand circuit harness .meeting at the Empire City track Yonkers." In the Matron fu turity stake of $15,000 he won in straight heats of 2:0"U and 2:07? i, the fastest work ever done by a 3 year old in Hie history of light harness racing. The colt is owned \nr George M. Es tabrook of Denver. Colo., and bred by W. L. Speurs of Lexington. Ky., and Avas driven by Gus Mare. The western colt never faltered and Native Belle, which beat him as a 2 year old, got only third prize, being beaten for sec ond place by Emily Ellen, through a break in th«» second heat. Native Belle, on last year's form, was a favorite among the eastern men, but was beaten decisively. The track was in splendid condition. .Summary: Fashion Pt3k<»s. 2:12 pace, purse $2.s<V>. two in three — Evplyn W won. I^ady I*le peoond. Buster Brown I bird. Best time, 2^6^. Matron futurity stake. 3 year old trot, purse JlS.ooo, tTi-.> In three — Colorado E won in ctrairbt boars. Tirae. a.OTH. 2:07-\. Emily Ellen ccc. on<J. Native Be!!e third. Era Tanpuay and Et» Bellini alt-o Ftarted. Bpeedvar Ptake. 2:16 trot to wagon amateurs to drire. purse J2..'wv>. two in three— Peter I>or «.ey won. S«bie Maid second. Baron Dell third Best time. 2:141^. Minor Heir Defeated GALESBURG. 111., Aug. 23.—Hedge wood Boy, 2:02 U. beat Minor Heir, I:o9i;. and George Gano. 2:03*4, in a E^nsational special mile race here lo dpy. Th* rr<?at Chitwood stallion paced the distance in 2:f>l. within one-half a s-econd of the world's race record and lowered his own mark one and a quar ter seconds. Minor Heir finished nose and nose with Hedgewood Boy, while Gano paced the mile in 2:02. A stiff wind byew agalns the pacers on the back stretch. Summary: 2:25 trot, purpe $l.or-O— Henry H won Dr Trrg M>cond. < astle Dome third. BeFt 'time" 2 :<'<%. 2:21 rla?s pare, purse $500— Grade Pointer «ron. Mortnn O second, Mr. Hal third. Be«t t ime. 2:1 3 Preparatory 3 y«>ar, perse f.VKV-Lnla Arion won. t^lcstinp second. Best time. 2:14« i Two ttirtens. Spffial rare — Hc«lspwooil Boy won. Minor Heir s^nd. <>or<rp Oano third. Time by qnarters: WILL PROVIDES REWARD ON WIDOW'S MARRIAGE Man Who Takes Her Deserves It, Says Testator Whatever may be fcaid of Scotsmen jr*>nerally there seems to be no lack of humor among those of them who are members of the If gal profession, says the Westminster Gazette. At the an nual dinner of the Edinburgh univer sity Forensic club almost every speaker had a story to relate. Sheriff Guy told of a man who went to his lawyer to jret his will drawn up. After taking numerous notes the lawyer said, "It is usual, sir, in the event of your wife surviving you, to make some alteration upon your provision if she should marry again." "Oh, yes. What am I leaving her? One hundred pounds a year. Just make it £200 a year." "Most men make it less," pointed out the law yer. "Oh, aye," replied the Scot; "but the man who takes her will deserve It" Children Wade 15 Miles In Fire Bordered Creek SPOKAXE, "Wash., Auk. 23. — The four fnmillm of bomeMendow who trere reported burned todeath on La Tour creek, Kootenal fonnty, Idaho, encaped by wading: ,15 miles alons^thi- bed of the creek with lire burning; down to the water's oder, forcing the refugees frequently to submrrge themselves when the flame* reached alniont Into their face*. The families were those of Walter Osborne, B. A; Smith, F. O. Andreas) and J. O. Andre**. The ajred, father of the Andresses was borne on a stretcher by the other men. In the party were eight children and three women. The' people arrived at St. Joe with their charred clothing: ready to fall from their bodies. - • COURT GIVES FISH TRUST THE HOOK Judge Conley Upholds Grand Jury Indictments for Conspiracy The fish trust sustained another re verse yesterday in a decision rendered by Judge W. M. Conley upholding the grand jury indictments charging con spiracy In restraint of trade. The de murrers interposed by the defendants in all of these criminal cases were overruled by the court and the de fendants were ordered to appear next Friday and plead guilty or not guilty. The chief point raised on behalf of the members of the fish combine was the alleged unconstitutionally of the Cartwright anti-trust act, under which the indictments were drawn. Judge Conley in his decision intimated that personally he has doubts as to whether the law Is constitutional, but he fol lowed the ruling of the court of ap peals for the third district, which pro nounced the act constitutional. The same point has been raised on demurrer by the members of the vege table combine, who also were indicted for violation of the Cartwright law. Judge Conley having overruled the contention of 'the~ fish, dealers, he will make the same ruling as. to the vege table men and orQer them to stand trial. In his decision rendered yester day Judge Conley, after' paying a com pliment to the lawyers — W. M. Mad den for the fish trust and Assistant District Attorney James F. Brennan for the people — said: "I will state that personally I have some serious doubts as to the consti tutionality of the Cartwright act. But I would-be loth to declare an act of that kind unconstitutional after the subject has been dealt with by the legislature, not only in this state, but in other states of the union. "I .believe that all such combinations shouid be prohibited by law, and what ever my own yiews on the subject may be I am compelled under the rules to follow the decision of the appellate court. Justice Hart in delivering, the opinion of that ' court used this lan guage, which to me is significant and decisive: " 'Some intimation is thrown out by counsel for the appellant that the law against trusts and unlawful combina tions is out of joint with the constitu tion, and, as well, conflicts with the law on the subject of criminal con spiracles as defined by the penal code. The specific ground for the, constitu tional objection to the law is "not pointed out, and we do not think any sucli objection can be shown.' "Such being my view — that the appel late court had in mind the provisions of both the state and federal constitu tions at tlfe time of the decision — there is nothing for the superior court to do but to overrule the demurrer to the indictment." The trial of the civil suit in which the Portola fish company, is claiming $15,000 damages from A. Paladini and six local fish companies for conspiracy to ruin the plaintiff corporation was continued by Judge Hunt and a jury yesterday. D. Cereghino, manager of the California fish company, and Joseph Macchi, of the International fish com pany, were called by the defense, and both denied the existence of a combi nation between wholesale dealers, and said each wholesaler fixed his own prices. Cereghino said the testimony that he went to G. Gigi of the Portola company, and told him to close up, promising to refund all his expenses, was untrue. Referring to Gigi's state ment that Cereghino told him the com binatioij would ' send him : £ack to Eureka without his shoes, the witness admitted using the words, but said he was joking. Cereghino also admitted in cross< examination by James A. De voto, attorney for the Portola company, that he had an agreement with the Western fish company by which he was to get less than one-fourth of the catch fit soles and sand dabs, and that the Western company j fixed the price', al lowing him a discount of 50 cents if the price was $2 a box, and of 75 cents if the price was $4 a box. Six of the jurors took part in the cross examination of Cereghino. OFFICIAL RETURNS OF NEVADA COUNTY'S PRIM. NEVADA CITY, Aug. 23. — Following ikthe official vote of Nevada county: Tor governor — Hiram W. Johnson 765, Charles F Curry 6M. Alden Anderson IS2. Nat Ellery 13. Phifip Stanton 20. ; -, Lieutenant governor — Albert J. Wallace 3P3, B. U Farmer 012. Richard Ferris 225, "F. V. sVcrefary' of state— F. C. Jordan- 426. H. S. Morrow 125, W. D. Wagner 615, F. J. O'Brien 254. F. H. Mouser 193. Controller — F. Mattepnn W?. A. B. Xye 750. s Treasurer— W. B. Williams 1.287. Attorney general — Frank McGowan 206, U. S. Webb 1.163. * '* Surreyor peneral— W. S. Kingsbury 702. W. C. Alberßf-r 6*58. - Clerk of supreme court — R. H. Fitzgerald 20.5, F. 1,. Caußhey 261. B. G. Taylor 592, W*.- 11. Bemiss 293. Superintendent of public instruction— Allison Ware 474, Edward Hyatt SflO. Superintendent of state printing — G. D. Phil lips ICI. W. W. Shannon 745. C. L. Smart 54, W. R. Thorpe 104, Friend Richardson 223, C. F. McDonald 122. Associate Justices of supreme court — H. A. Melvin 565. M. C. Sloss 4f»s, C. D. Wilbur 452. W. P. James 517. Prenldlnp Justice, third district court of ap peal—Albert C. Burnet 1.200. Member of state board of equalization, second district — Alesauder Brown 70S, John Mitchell 58!>. '\u25a0\u25a0:•.\u25a0-' Railroad commissioner, first district — F. A. Johnson 493. A. C. Irwin 404, Alexander Gor don 460. r-onpregsman. first district — W. F. Englebripht 1,037. J. . 1,. Childs 333. United States senator — John D. Works 503, Edwin A. Meserve 452, A. G. Spalding 361, JUDGE KNEW HOW MUCH AFFECTIONS WERE' WORTH The native with a stogie met the na tive with a pipe. "Howdy, Zeh?" quoth the stogie na tive. "Hear 'bout th' fuss down to th* courthouse?" "Xope." drawled the man with the pipe. "What was it about?" "Why. Jim Simpson has. been suing Abner Hawley for alienatin' th'"*affec tions of his wife, an' Jedge Musgrave told th' Jury to .bring in a verdict of 6 cents damages, 'cause he thought that was all the damages was worth to Mirn. An* Jim's wife got mad an' threw a chair at th' jedge. an' he had her~ar rested an' put In th' cooler." "But didn't th' jedge go a leetle too far when he fixed her value so low?" . "Not at all,' not at all. Y'see, he was her first husband." THE '.SAN, FRANCISCO, CALL, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 1910, GERMAN STUDENT PARTY IN CITY American Industrial N Tour Brings Professors and Pupils to Coast v Thirty German professors and stu dents of the University of Commerce of Cologne,, who are making a study of American industries, arrived in this city from Seattle yesterday for a three days' stay. They have already had -three weeks in the big cities of the east and middle west' and whatever signs of the vaterland they displayed on-arriv ing in New York have almost disap peared. « The study of English is obligatory in the university and the young students now'know enough of the foreign tongue to get along. ' Armed with kodaks, the students roamed through the city yesterday aft ernoon, snapping aX. the sky scrapers or taking interesting street scenes. They visited Sutro baths in a body and took a dip in the fresh solt water. J. W. Coupland, traveling represent ative of the Hamburg American, has the party in charge and took the pro fessors of the party, for 1 an automobile spin through the city, park and beach. The students expressed their amaze ment with the vastness of the country. The trusts also excited their wonder, particularly the manner in which big enterprises agreed on the price of an article and stuck to -it. , Today the students will be taken out on the tug Slocum by a committee from the chamber of commerce. Following the bay trip In the morjiing will come lunch and an automobile ride about the business section of the city, through the Pre.sidio, the Golden Gate park and to the Cliff house and beach. In the evening they will be escorted through Chinatown. All of Thursday will be given them to spend- according to their own pleas ure. Under the guidance of a chamber of commerce representative/ they will be shown any of the local industries, they desire to see. Thursday night the party will leave for Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. In the party are Professor Christian Eckert, a doctor of law and philosophy; Prof. Kurt Hassert, a well known Afri can explorer; Prof. Paul Moldenhauer and Karl Rehorst, deputy mayor of Co logne. The student body is made up of: Gerhard Boelftne . Herbert riumachcr Wilholm Burklin Kene Preetorlus Jean IVlcroix Theodnr Itoehlinj; Taul Eggers Albert Uuekdesehol Krieh Eliel Walter Kusrheivej-U Theodor Flomminsr Franz Samuel Kruno Framerey <Junttier Seheibler Robert Grlsar Uidwic Simons Rene Haveuith Max Wolf Maximillfan Jostcn , Karl Worrlng Fritz Katau Kaul «le Zarragay y Karl Kirainel Ortiz Otto Kolvritz Max Oriebel. assessor Louis Korner in the employ ot the Vierre I.ongere Germau government Carl Neven dv Mont BURDY WILL MEET WRIGHT IN FINALS CaHfornian Has Been Playing in Brilliant Form in Newport Tourney / NEWPOR, R. 1., Aug. 23.-^-Beals C. Wright of Boston and Thomas C. Bundy of California will meet in the final match of the thirteith annual all cores' national lawn tennis turnament here tomorrow to determine who shall have the privilege of playing Champion William A. I.arned for. the national title on the following day. Wright, himself a former champion, barely won in five hard sets today from E. H. Whitney, the interscholastic champion. • Bundy, after losing the first set had little difficulty in winning from F. S. Colston of Baltimore, Maryland's state champion. Bundy has been playing 'a brilliant game and an exciting contest is looked for tomorrow. MAN'S LUGGAGE WAS SAVED BY STRANGER "Seat Hog" Pays Penalty for "Missing" Friend A good story is told of Chirgwin. the celebrated white eyed Kaffir. Chirgwin was due to fulfill an engagement in the' provinces, and arrived at Euston a few minutes before fhe departure of his train, says London Scraps. Hastily pur chasing his ticket he cast about for a seat. The train was crowded, with the exception of one "compartment, in a cor ner of which rested a large traveling case in. company with a stout faced in dividual. Chirgwin promptly made for. this, but was accosted by the red faced man as follows: . i " -v," "That seat belongs to a friend of mine. That's his bag, and he will be back in a minute." \u25a0 "All right," murmured Chirgwin, eas ily. "I'll wait here till he comes." Whereupon the fat man grunted/and looked anything but amiable. \u0084 b The minutes passed, and ; finally, to the amusement of the other passengers and the chagrin of 'the greedy individ ual, the train began steaming out of the station. "I say, old chap." exclaimed Chirgwin, gravely, "your friend has lost his train. But we mustn't let him lose his lug gage, eh?" - . With this observation Chirgwin grip ped the traveling case expeditiously, flung it through . the window to.; the platform and- dropped, quietly into the vacant seat. The feelings of : the 1 red faced man; who thus matched thedisap pearance.of hisluggage, may be better imagined than described. $SO.OO to Mexico : City and Return On account of, Mexico's Centenary Cele bration-ASeptember, 1910.. .Tickets sold August 26, 27 and September 2, 3,9 and 10. A month of fun and frolic. Grand masquerade pageants, gathering of aboriginal tribes, -native :> dances, ath letic sports, -;tournaments, fireworks, aviation contests, etc. For Information see Southern Pacific Agents. ;. Ticket offices: . Flood Building, Market Street Ferry ; Depot, Third i and / Townsend Streets Depot, and : Broadway and Thir teenth Street, Oakland. . • \u25a0 VERDICT CHARGES TWO WITH MURDER Inquest Over Slain Captain of Buckman Puts Blame on Both Pirates Plot Leader Must Have Met Death in Sea and "Pal" Faces Hanging Continued From Page I happened that the purser hwad but $150 of the company's : money in the safe. Had. the pirates been successful in, capturing the vessel they would have been poorly repaid for their effort.^ ' It is the belief of the crew-of the Buckman that' West .survived • but a short time after leaping into the sea. Although strapped to a life preserver, it is not deemed possible that he could have reached the Oregon shore. West's valise was opened yesterday and its contents examined. From the discharge papers discovered it was learned that he had been employed at various times on the transports War ren and Dix. He also held second mate's papers from the government in spectors at Seattle. West's first transport service, as shown by the papers, was on the Dix, where he worked as a quartermaster from August 1, 1907,- until December 3 of the same year. From May 1, 1908, until June 28, 1908, he was employed on the Dix as a deck storekeeper.' He,was discharged at Manila. A discharge paper dated June 12, 1909, from the transport Warren showed that he had acted in the capacity of third and fourth officer. His • inspector's license, making him a second mate, was dated January 22, 1908 from Seattle. WEST WAS GOOD SAILOR In every one of the discharges the cause was given as "voluntary," and his proficiency and conduct were marked "very good." From these pa pers it is easily seen that West was a well, informed sailor of v previous good character. In his grip were also found nautical books and tables, and a yo l ume of nautical calculations and prob lems all written in a splendidly clear hand. • .-•• The affair on the Buckman was also the subject of investigation yesterday at the hands of Inspectors of ' Hulls aim Boilers Bolles and Bulger. The investf gatlon took up the entire day, and was in the nature of an inquiry to enable the officials to report the matter cor rectly to headquarters. The same officers who testified at the inquest appeared before the in spectors and told the same stories, although tlie inspectors questioned^ all closely to -.learn of the conduct of 'the men and 'the "'handling of the vessel after the captain was killed. From in formation given out since the Buckman arrived in port, it Js certain that all hands acted admirably under, the ex cessive stress of circumstances and a favorable report is, expected on the ship's crew and men. Two points of live- interest were cleared up." The most important, was whether ' the actually caused the Buckman' to be headed for shore with the intention of beaching the ship. Among some of the officers and .crew it was held 'that , the Buckman never left its true course by more than half a pdint, e>K?epting- when "the ship's engines were stopped and the liner drifted about without effort to hold its course. This contention was effectu ally nullified by the testimony of Quar termaster Otto Kohlmelster and Second Officer Fritz Plath, who were the two men held up in the . wheelhouse and who were the only ones in a position to know the exact course of the steamer. HKADED STRAIGHT FOR SHORE Both men testified that, under orders from the armed pirates, the Buckman was headed dead for shore and was held on this course for from 20 to 30 minutes. The officers who thought the ship waa kept pretty well in her regu lar path were forced to admit that they were not certain of their con tentions, but were led to believe them purely through opinions. , The second point pretty well de veloped was that the ship escaped com plete capture by a very narrow margin. Each officer was asked if it was not a good deal of. a certainty that,,, had Chief Engineer Callfas not run away and drawn' the attention of the holdup man and allowed the 12 men lined up against the port rail to escape, the ship would have been under the full control of the pirates. Practically every man examined admitted that, in his opinion, the boat escaped abso^ite capture by a most narrow margin. At the opening of the investigation it appeared that when the fire alarm was sounded, the men and officers had not taken their Regular places allotted in the drill. The first witnesses could not explain why they had assembled on the bridge, butithis point was cleared up. to the satisfaction of the inspectors when it was brought out that Second Officer Plath had called to the look out to rouse the men and send them to the bridge. At the same time, Nightwatchman Middleton summoned a number of the officers to the aft of the ship and notified tham^ that the trouble was on the bridge. Plath's orders to come to the bridge were re garded as special orders in the face of the fire alarm, and the men acted ac cordingly. \ * Plath's conduct in sounding the alarm in the face of*his armed guards was regarded as worthy of special men tion by the other officers as was Chief Engineer Callfas' action in breaking away from the holdup line. MURDER CHARGE FILED A third investigation was* begun yes terday by United Attorney Robert Devlin. He assigned his depu ties, A. P. Black and Benjamin McKin ley. to the. case, and before night a formal charge, of murder had been filed. • McKinley and Black agreed that Wise could be convicted on a charge of murder in the, first degree, j the , penalty of which is death. The federal ,at torneyH found that Wise was a prin cipal, and not merely an accessory, in the murder of Captain Wood, eveji through the actual deed was done by West. As Wise was in the conspiracy to rob the ship; he will- be held V ac countable; for all that transpired, whether the work of his hands, or the part taken in the outrage by West. When Mate Richard C. Brennan 'ap peared-, at the " federal district \ attor ney's vofHce •he; was-Vcohducted before United & States Commissioner .H. ;M. Wright, wheTe he swore out the com plaint against West and Wise. Of course the authorities^liave no knowl edge of -West's death. >The : complaint reads as follows: 'Before me, H. M. : Wright." a United States commissioner for. the state and northern district of .: California at : San Francisco, personally 1 "*?. pearpd '. this day Richard C. . Brennan,- who, * be-". Ing flret duly sworn, deposes and .says that on or about the 21st" day of August. 1910, Frank Ed ward Wood, alias Fred Thomas, . alias Pence West, and George Washington. Wise, alias Alfred Wilson, whose" true names' are 'to afflant un known. In violation of section ; 273 of the crlml-' nal code : of the -United , States, I in \ and , on board of the American steamship Buck-man on the high seas,' within- the ' admiralty ; and maritime Juris diction of ; the . United <;.. States, : and out "of the Jurisdiction of. any • particular.- state, and .while, the. *ald \u25a0 defendants wereuthen and there \u25a0 at tempting to perpetrate and commit the crime of robbery - of ; the passenger* and crew, ; and of •. the ship's safe, which ship , was , then : and there \ the property of ' an t American \u25a0 corporation known as the \ Alaska-Faciflc steamship ; company, organized under the; laws of,, the state. Maine, did unlaw fully \u25a0 and ; with maUre af orethoupht kill* and murder Edwin B. Wood, who was then and there a human being, and? the captain of the said vessel. \u25a0"„- >.-;,. -.\u25a0:,.- \u0084 ,>. - . .-, .; • \u25a0 \u25a0 Against the peace, and dignity of the United Mates of America, and contrary to .the. form of thestatute of the said United States of in such -case made and provided. ; ; V BBEUfNAJf WINS PROMOTION- \ The steamer Buckman will sail for Los Angeles today on regular schedule with Captain Frank Nash in charge. Brennan, /who was second" officer on the fateful trip to the steamer, will sail as chief officer./ Brennan's promotion was made by the company as a testi monial to his splendid conduct in pro tecting his passengers and so ably handling his ship and men when the command fell to him: Captain Nash will' make- but the one trip' on the Buckman, as he is the -regular wharf captain for the . Alaska-Pacific com pany. When the Buckman returns from Los Angeles Captain Frank Wil son, now first .'officer of the Admiral Sampson, willy take, the vessel and con tinue in regular command. • HERO OF CIVIL WAR BURIED AT PRESIDIO Major William R. Parnell Laid tojßest With Military Honors In National Cemetery Escorted by a battalion of the coast artillery under the command of Cap tain T. B. Steele, with Second Lieuten ant H. "W. Stephenson as adjutant, the body of Major William R. Parnell, re tired, was laid to rest yesterday in the national cemetery. The officers and soldiers of the .First cavalry accom panied the remains as mourners. The funeral was held from Red Men's hall in Golden Gate avenue and was met by the active pall bearers and es cort at the Lombard street gate of the Presidio. Among the pall, bearers was Colonel Charles J. Murphy, one of Par nell's most intimate friends. Colonel Parnell and Colonel Murphy were the only two officers in San Fran cisco who were -presented with the medal of honor by the United .States congress for special acts of bravery in the civil war: P"irst Lieutenant Samuel XV. "Widdi field. Eighth infantry, Presidio of Mon terey, has/been: ordered to Atascadero to report as camp quartermaster in the place of First Lieutenant Roger D. Black. Leave of absence for two months has been granted First Lieutenant' Joseph H. Barnard,. Fifth cavalry, Schofield barracks; Hawaii. ! Second Lieutenant Henry L. "Watson, First cavalry. Presidio of San Francis co, has been granted two months' leave of absence. • . Captain Wallace B. Scales,' Fifth cav alry, Schofield barracks. Hawaii, has been granted leave of absence for one month to take effect upon his arrival at this city on the transport sailing from Honolulu September 5. At my Orders [Special Dispatch io The Call] WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 23.—Or .ders of February 15 relating to First Lieutenant Ernest F. Slater, of the medical reserve corps, have been" re voked. Lieutenant Slater will proceed to his home and await further orders. FEW GEARY ROAD BONDS ARE UNSOLD Only $40,000 Worth of Railway Securities Are Left on the Market Of the $500,000 worth' of Geary road bonds placed on the market by the board of supervisors, all but $40,000 have been sold. Cashier Perkins said at the city treasury yesterday that he had a call for five more of the securi ties, which would reduce the balance left to $35,000. •' " Treasurer McDougald expected to clean these up in a few days. The city is selling the bonds at par. At the last sale upon bids a slight premium was realized, upon some of the bonds sold amounting to $123,000, and of the $117,000 left, in the treasury $57 000 have been disposed of over the counter by authorization of the supervisors. The bonds. *>ear interest at 4% per cent, and are. nontaxable In California. A JLAX^ A \ V Vi U V^ lI UI 1 k/QIV/ ill^i' '- \u25a0 at Rosenthars \ MMM After this, week your chance to avail yourself of the un- i^^M matched shoe specials offered at Rosenthal's will be gone. £$*& '* The most advantageous action you can possibly take during m*w " VSB^Br the next few days is to drop in and let us fit you with one JSr-^' : 4>^WKm ormore pairs while the liberal reductions still prevail. All J®o^^W/ pHt Discontinued After Saturday, Aug. 27 . Come Before It's Too Late Some Striking Specials for the Finish TL~ "C j~ u» For Ladies For Men Th % . . ? tub ' A variety' of ladies' $3.50, , - A u go ° d , assortment of. men's L^St $4.00, -$5.00 and $6.00 values in high and low cut shoes; variety \ _ . hish and low shoes °* styles and sizes. $3.a0 ana Une or the most fetching de- s4.oo values. signs of the season is found in Srior»i»l <fci ftCt O * 1 d»O OCf the nevv " Stul >" pattern. It is °P CCia 4 S>1«OO OPeCial 3>Z.«sb "a perfect combination for com- ,- — ....,..\u25a0 ..''': — \u25a0 — : — ' — — . : ' fort and smartness, having a .• . . '7 . — — "T" — — — . .'... .—:. — : --rr medium broad rounded toe and Numbers of new -. styles, including the latest creations very and novelties for the coming season, are arriving daily. Short VamD — — .... __ \u25a0\u25a0_-\u0084-\u25a0 .. — — rr — T~- — & 7" — We have Jt *»fYi« kid, gun » Velvet [Novelties Newly Arrived metai caif with doth or dun '\u25a0> o :\u25a0' i JL oi tops ' ant * in P atent leather with rumps > Button Shoes clotn °r diyi tops; light welted Ladies' velvet pumps, light Ladies' velvet button shoes, soles, straight tips. ... .t.. t . welt soles/-" covered Cuban light welt soles, Cuban heeh' d* Cf f\f\ heels,; .short vamps, V small extremely short vamps, extra :, - «DO Ut J >. * buckles. to match. [ high 14-button tops. ' Y^>vy 469-471; 12th Street M)LL AbhtlJ lOR r-aJgQ BACON. BLOCK, HANAN'S SHOES i WKH«k MAILORDERS PROMPTLY CAREFULLY FILLED . OPEN SATURDAY EVEAI.XGS BANKS DECIDE TO CONSOLIDATE Metropolis to Become National Institution and Combine With Western' John H. Spring and Alfred Mey- erstein ttr Purchase Clar» • ence Grange's Interests The nationalization, of the Metropolis trust and savings bank, the formation of the Western Metropolis trust com pany and the amalgamation of the new national bank and the Western na tional bank was announced yesterday from the offices of the Metropolis bank. Negotiations for the merger of the Western national and the Metropolis have been going on for several months. The consolidation will formally take place November. 1. • . The Western Metropoils f national bank will be the name of the new and larger institution, and it will be lo cated in the Metropolis bank, building at Market and New Montgomery streets. The capital of the? consoli dated bank will be 51.500,000. with a surplus of about $300,000. The com bined deposits will total* more than $4. 000,000. The trust company, which will be affiliated with the national institu tion, will take over the trust and sav ings business of the present Metropolis trust and savings .bank. For the last two years the Western national bank at Powell and Market streets has ben under the same control as has the Metropolis, viz., the San Francisco securities company. ' When the amalgamation of the two institutions is completed Clarence Grange, vice president and 'manager of the Metropolis and vice president of the Western national, will retire. Grange has ben ordered to give up business of all kinds by his physician. John H. Spring and Alfred Meyerstein, who, with Grange, have held the ma jority of the stock of both banks, have arranged to purchase Grange's inter ests. FIRST ICE CREAM IN 1774 BY FRENCH CHEF A French chef, who prepared the dish for the due de Chartres in 1774 is said to have made the first ice cream. Bacon was aware of the process of congela tion by means of snow and salt, but to him it was a scientific fact of greater or less Interest, and, according to the "Confectioners' Union." he had no idea of the delightful possibilities of his process on various eatables. Iced drinks and water ices were known to the Parisian epicures a century and a half earlier. IJ We sell standard makes at legitimate prices. We carry all grades, but only the best in each grade — Steinway, Emerson. Kurtzman, Cecilian Player Piano, etc. <| We will exchange, within three years, any upright piano bought from us for a Steinway, allowing full purchase price paid. If Terms to accommodate when desired. Rent Pianos—Finest Stock— Best Rates "Hour of Music '" — Player-Piano and Victrola Recital Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock in our Recital Hall. Public cordially invited. Take elevator to eighth floor. Sherman Ray & Go STEINWAY AND OTHER PIANOS PLATER PIANOS OT ALL GBAOX3 VICTOR TALKING MACHINES Kearny and Sutter Streets, San Francisco Fourteenth and Clay Streets, Oakland Sacramento, Stockton, Fresno, Bakersfield, San Jose ROOSEVELT HURLS 'DEFI' AT SHERMAN Former President Compliments Progressive Senator Opposed by Vice President Grangers Are Pleased by Speech on Opposition to Bad Type of Man UTICA. N. T.. Aug. 23.— Theodore Roosevelt wound up the first day of pilgrimage into the west by placing himself directly In opposition to Vice President Sherman. Speaking today in the vice president" 3 own country he warmly indorsed State Senator Frederick Davenport, who is a stanch progressive and whom Sherma^i has said that he would not support. . It was late in the afternoon when Roosevelt reached Summit park, a sum mer resort overlooking the' Mohawk river. Ten thousand persons who at tended the grange, picnic tfcere today were waiting for him and raised a cheer as he appeared on the platform. Roosevelt spied Senator Davenport at once and greeted him warmly. As soon as he began his speech he turned to the senator and said: "I am glad to see you on the platform. Senator Davenport. The only klntl of politics I care for la the kind of politics in which de cency is combined with efficiency. I hold that the only way in which a politician can really serve his party is by helping that party efficiently to serve the people. Because the senator and the men who have act ed with him have* stood for this principle I am glad to be on the platform with him. There was more cheering as the colonel uttered these words. When he could be heard again he added: "You will at least notice that my ut terances are free from ambiguity." Then the colonel proceeded with hi« talk to the farmers. What .pleased the grangers most was 'this statement: I will never go with the type of farmer who says: . "I am down on lawyers and bankers; I am against the businessman." I will go with him when he says: "I am against a bad type of lawyer or bad type of banker." In other words, I will go with him when he pronounces judgment on a man not in accordance with his occupation, but In* accordance with his conduct. This is good American doctrine. Sometimes we hear a man say he is the poor man's friend. I am the poor man's friend- if the poor man is straight; and I am the rich man's friend If the rich man Is straight; 1 but lam against the crooked man. rich or poor.