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OPPOSEDBY COLONEL Officer Comes to the Defense of Character of Woman; Brands Talk Lies Thereafter the attorneys put It "Mister Murphy." Attorney Linforth made elaborate plans for an effective introduction of the sonff. He questioned Colonel Murphy about his relatives, sisters, KweethoirrS, with special reference to their »riven names. "WWt," asked Linforth. "was the eiv-an lame of your mother? Tour first Sweetheart? Your dearest girl t'riend? Your sisters?" Linforth invoked' the process of elimination. He dismissed each per - son in turn whose first name was not "Bessie." Gradually the Itst grew smaller until only Mrs. Merriam's name remained. "Now isn't It true that you wrote this song and the accompanying mu sic and dedicated them to Mrs. Mer riam T' shouted LinTorth. walking to the stand and thrusting the love docament toward the discomfited colonel. The crowd tittered ss the words of the song rippled from the lips of the colonel. All that was lacking to make the "Louisiana Plan tation Paean," as Colonel Murphy calls his love song, a howling success from the outset was a chorus of "coon shouters" That "The Grindin' cf the Cane" will be popular was evi denced, however, by the evident relish displayed by the city hall's musically inclined, who left the courtroom hum ming. "Drip, Drip, Drip, Oh, the Juice "Was Sweet to Sip." WOMEN IN CASE BRAKE TOGS The picture on the face of the song is that of a woman standing clothed in cane brake, ber dark hair rippling in the imaginary southern breeze, her "rosy leanin' lips" upturned for the "sip." There is an unmistakable re semblance between the picture on the piece of music and Mrs. Merriam. At the conclusion of the reading Judge Graham said, "there Is no doubt in my mind that if Colonel Murphy sang that before Martin Beck of the Orpheum circuit he would be offered an engagement at $1,500 a week. Colonel Murphy admitted that he composed music for a pastime, and that the "Grindin' of the Cane" was written just prior to the time that the Merriams left Jackson barracks. He was not sure whether his song had been sung by Mrs. Merriam at the afternoon parties at her home, at which he admitted Mra Merriam had entertained him with music and song. Colonel Murphy testified tjiat he had been married, but that he had obtained a divorce. He said he was 48 years old. "Have you any affection for Mrs. Merriam?" "I like her as a friend, but have no affection of the heart for her." replied Colonel Murphy. He denied that he had advanced any money to Mrs. Merriam with which tf> fight the case or that he had re ceived any money for coming here from Paris to testify in her behalf. At the beginning of this morning's session. Attorney Linforth asked Colonel Murphy whether his title was colonel, major or captain. "It is colonel, but I prefer Mr.." he replied, and thenceforth the attor neys addressed him as Mr. Murphy. With the expressed Intention of "ruffling the colonel's bangs," Attor ;ey Walter H. Linforth resumed the cross examination of Colonel Clarence Wainwright Murphy, star witness in the Merriam divorce scandal, which being staged In Judge Grahams department of the superior court, this morning. '""ionel Murphy, immaculately garbed in a blue serge suit set off by a white stork collar and a blue nosegay, took the witness stand with the air of one primed for battle. He measured his adversary—Linforth—and allowed a satisfied smile to disturb the tran ouillity of his features. The smile faded as Attorney Linforth bombarded hlir. with questions pertinent to Colonel Murphy's relations with Mrs, Bessie C. Merriam at Jackson bar racks, near New Orleans, while Cap tain Henry C. Merriam, plaintiff in the case, was on duty Jn Texas in 1911. DKMKD IMPROPER RELATION,* ColcnM Murphy emphatically denied that his relations with the captain's wife were anything but courteous, considerate and gentlemanly. He ad mined nothin* that would in the least way reflect upon the character of Mrs. Merriam. Disdainfully he dismissed the testimony given by the Jackson barracks' telephone operators, who stated that Colonel Murphy and Mrs. Merriam talked of baths and bath robes over the phone. "RidlculousT"* smiled the colonel when Attorney Linforth persisted in his inquiry about that particular con versation. Occasionally Colonel Murphy glunced Mrs. Merriam, who sat with her attorney, a slight frown wrinkling her forehead. His .responses were terse and deliberate. He appeared at ease. When Mrs. Merriam left the stand yesterday Colonel Murphy compli mented her. saying: "You did fine!" "Did I really? I was so nervous," she returned. The defense intimated at the open ing of the session that Mrs. A. D. Day, mother of the defendant, and Charlotte, the daughter, will be called to testify later ln the day. The Merriam child Is an exceeding ly bright girl for one of her age. She is conversant with many of the things that trsnsplred at Jackson barracks which have been dlecussed at the trial. It is believed that she could give important testimony concerning the bichloride of mercury which It is alleged Mrs. Merriam gave her while at the southern post. Judge Graham's courtroom was crowded to the doors when Colonel Murphy took the stand. Members of tbe fair sex predominated. Obviously they were disappointed when Attorney Barclay Henley read In a low tone the contents of a letter which Mrs. Mer -riam wrote to her husband late In 1811, and which laid bare things of an intimate nature regarding the do mestic relations of the Merriams. It was during the resdlng of this letter that Mrs. Merriam broke down before tie gaze of the crowd and sobbed con "l'm so tired and weary," said Mrs. Merriam as she left the stand. "I have been under such a terrific strain during the last two years. I would give up the fight were it not that a cloud hovers over my name." Too Late to Classify STENQC; RA I*H EX. chat>c« far advancement. $7o to $?.": another for out tit town, far* paid and board, $7r.; bookkeeper, |TO; all under. 25 ytara. CLERICAL Kfcr. ASSN.. 68 Poet Jt IARKR wanted for Saturday and Sunday; ITI Myrtle tt Governor Sulzer, Of New York, and His Faithful Wife JUDGE GIVES CHANCE FOR RELEASE Gallagher Woman Gets Ha beas Corpus Hearing and Coulson's Alibi Weakens Superior Judge B. V. Sargent today granted a hearing on a writ of habeas corpus to secure the release from custody of Katherine Gallagher, the woman who was wounded in the Atlas garage when two men were killed Thursday night. The writ was made returnable at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning, when arguments will be made and Judge Sargent will rule whether the police have cause to detain the woman. At torney Crosby made application for the writ for the wounded woman, who Is under guard at the city and county hospital. She is held as a materia! witness. Presented with evidence secured by the detective bureau of his where abouts Thursday night, Coulson weakened today. For the first time the Market street seed merchant gave evidence of an approaching confession which may clear the mystery surrounding the death of William Acker and George Kovack. An employe of Coulson's store, F. B. Rosecrans, was placed in detinue and kept there until he told a story which cleared up several material points, according to James Brennan. assistant district attorney, who ex amined Rosecrans. Clever trailing developed the fact that Coulson appeared at a hotel ln Fifth street 20 minutes after the shooting and registered as A. B. Cole of Los Angeles. He telephoned Rose crane from the hotel at 7 o'clock ln the morning, and through Rosecrans got H. W. Matthews, an attorney, to meet him at the hotel. Matthews vis ited Coulson early in the day and later made another trip there with George M. Llppman, another attorney. A S3 caliber revolver containing three empty and two loaded shells in the cylinder was found in a flush tank at the hotel. It corresponds with the gun used by the murderer, the police think. Although Coulson denied every di rect question of the police yesterday, he was apparently at bay. "We have broken down Coulson's story absolutely and punched his alibi full of holes," said Brennan. ESCAPES NOOSE AFTER 7 YEARS IN "DEATH ROW" SACRAMENTO. Sept. 24.—For seven years August Geber has been an in mate of "condemned row" at San Quentin. He murdered his wife and was sen tenced to hang. Court records of the case were destroyed ln the fire. Thus he escaped the noose. Governor Johnson commuted his sentence to life imprisonment yes terday because the man's chance of appeal is lost. , APPOINTED DETECTIVE TO COUNTY ATTORNEY George J. Helms has been appoint ed detective in the offlce of the Ala meda county district attorney at a Salary of $ 175 a month, resigning at the same time the position of process server, which he jjas held for several years. rSE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24. 1913. DIGGS CASE NOT UPHELD IN EAST Kansas Jury Acquits Barber Accused of Crime Similar to Reno Affair WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 24,—L«e Baker, a barber, was acquitted of a white slavery charge in the federal court yesterday after Judge John C. Pollock had Instructed the Jury that it must be shown that Baker took Cora" Stover to Texas for commercial purposes before the Jury could con vict him of violating the Mann law. Raker yesterday entered a plea of guilty. Judge Pollock asked if the plea was based on the interpretation of the Mann law ln the Dlggs case ln California. Baker's attorney answered that it was. Judge Pollock then said the Mann act applied only to commer cial features of the interstate trans portation of women, and suggested the plea be changed to not guilty. "It was not the aim of congress to prevent the personaj escapades of any man," said Judge Pollock. SOLDIER'S NAME AT STAKE WASHINGTON. Sept. 24.—1f in vestigation shows that Perley Home, superintendent of the Kamehameha school at Honolulu, acutally said, as alleged, that American soldiers In the islands contribute to the delinquency of native girls, Mrs. Bussel M. Mc- Lennan, president of the Society for the Protection of the Dignity and Honor of the Uniform of the United States, wants the, war department to Withdraw Lieutenant G*eorge E. Tur ner, on duty at the school as military instructor. Mrs. McLennan has protested to the war department against what she terms the slander of American sol diers by Superintendent Home. She bases her protest on information fur nished by Sergeant M. Dlstler of the Second infantry, at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. He says that Hawaiian youth should not receive military instruc tion. If disrespect for woman is a dis tinguishing characteristic of the American soldier. The war department has promised to consider the protest. WIFE CHARGES HUSBAND WITH PERJURY; ARRESTED William Leslie of 3501 Geary street. >an Krancisco, was arrested yesterday In San Rafael by Constable George Agnews on a warrant sworn to by Freda Fries Leslie, charging the de fendant with perjury. In her com plaint Mrs, Leslie asserts that her I husband at the time of their mar riage, March 8 of this year, was un ; dcr 21 years of age. Appearing before I Justice of the Peace W. F. Ma gee of Han Itafael, the young woman said that her husband's attempt to have the marriage annulled in the San Francisco courts prompted her to bring this action. Leslie was released on $2,*00 bail to appear In court September 23. Criticism Can Not Prevent Emmeline Pankhurst Talking Christabel Says Militant Leader Will Come to United States De spite Opposition PARIS. Sept 24. —News cabled here telling of criticism directed against Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst by her sisters in the United States will not deter the founder of mllitantism from crossing the Atlantic to make speeches. Christabel Pankhurst spoke for her mother today. "If suffragist organizations ln the United States refuse to invite my mother to speak under their auspi ces she will deliver independent ad dresses," said Christabel. "My mother has too much singleness of purpose and is too courageous to be discour aged by the remarks of a few women who are half hearted to the great cause. So far as I know, there are no American laws to prevent my mother from talking wherever she wants to, and she will do that in spite of any opposition." BOY HELD FOR SHOOTING GIRL Miss Abbie Allen Hit by Rifle Bullet While Retiring in Her Own Home Fourteen year old Lloyd Cheatham Is ln the custody of Probation Officer Christopher Ruess ln Oakland follow ing the mysterious shooting several nights ago of Miss Abbie Allen at Liv ermore, which the sheriff is investi gating. Miss Allen, who is 18, was shot in the back with a rifle bullet at her home Just as she was retiring. The lead entered the fleshy part of her back and was deflected by the verte bra from penetrating a vital spot. She fainted, but later revived and called for assistance. Only Mrs. Ed- Ward Allen was in the house at the time, and the two women, too ter rorised to leave their home, lay panic stricken in their beds all night. At daybreak Dr. W. S. Taylor was called and extracted the bullet, which was found in the flesh near the skin. The details of the murderous as sault were laid before the police, who commenced an investigation. Lloyd Cheatham was arrested by Deputy Constable L. E. Wright and later turned over to the probation officer. Cheatham, who has been employed by Mrs. Armstrong of Livermore, has told conflicting stories of his where abouts on the night of the shooting. He came to Livermore from Merced county, where he is said to have flo ured ln a Juvenile court proceedings. Brothers in Gun Duel; 2 Killed, Third Dying CAIRO, 111., Sept. 24.—Joseph and John Hill are dead and Bige Hill was expected to die today as the result of a family quarrel. Mrs. Jane Hill, mother of the men. Said the brothers frequently quarreled, and that she usually took the side of Joseph against the others. Yesterday she and Joseph went to Grand Chain, a few miles from their home, and swore out warrants for the other brothers, charging them with assault on Joseph. Returning late last night, the quar rel was resumed. All three of the hrothers drew revolvers. Joseph and John were killed outright and Blge was mortally wounded. James L Fielder Wins . Victory for Wilson TRENTON. N. J.. Sept. returns showed that Governor James L Fielder was selected as the demo cratic candidate for governor of New Jersey by about 20.000 plurality in yesterday's preferential primaries. This was a decisive victory for Presi dent Wilson, whose policies are be ing carried but by Mr. Fielder. SULZER CASE NOW TRIED ON MERITS Last of Technical Defense Is Swept Aside by High Court of Impeachment Continued From Page 1 gan tho opening speech for the board of managers. Richards declared that for Gov ernor Sulzer to remain ln office would be a menace to the best interests of the empire state. After declaring that all the technicalities raised by the defense had been swept away, Mr. Richards went into the nature of "high crimes and mis demeanors," and outlined tho evi dence against Mr. Sulzer. First he took up the charge that the governor had converted to his own use funds contributed to his campaign, declar ing that Sulzer always tried to have cash contributions made so that no trail would be left behind. "We will show that Mr. Sulzer was busier getting money than he was trying to get votes," said the lawyer. Continuing, Mr. Richards said: "He (Sulzer) did more than collect ' and hold the funds. He intends to keep them." The lawyer then went on to show the ways which Mr. Sulzer had of collecting campaign funds, declaring that ho had one account in the name of his private secretary, % a personal account, a speculative brokerage ac count "and others." Then he detailed sums paid out by Mr. Sulzer in stock transactions and specified dtfferent checks Mr. Sulzer had received, one for $2,500 having been sent by Jacob H. Schlff, the multimillionaire banker. CHKCKS ARK DETAILED Mr. Richards detailed many checks received by Mr. Sulzer and went Into details as to the Sulzer stock account with Fuller & Gray, a brokerage house. He declared that contribu tions from a number of donors were not recorded by Sulzer. Next, the lawyer took up the charge of corrupt practices, declaring that Governor Sulzer punished hostile legislators by vetoing bills in which they were in terested. The governor was attacked on the ground that after becoming the executive of the state he con tinued speculating ln Wall street, while advocating a bill relating to stock exchange transactions. Every line of the telegraphic cor respondence of both Sulzer and Mrs. Sul2er sent during the months of June. July, August and September up to this date will be demanded of the Western Union and Postal Telegraph companies by the formal process of the court of impeachment Managers of both companies will be served with su'openas deuces tecum, com manding them to appear with the thousands of messages that have left the executive mansion and which are expected to develop sensational tes timony. MUST REVEAL MESSAGES The telegraph companies also are requested to bring along the mes sages to and from Secretary Chester C. Piatt. John A. Hennessy and Louis A. Saresky, who were acting confi dentially for the governor. This order created consternation, because In the months named in the subpenas there had been sent several thousands of messages, many of them to persons whose names have not here tofore figured in the Impeachment scandal. Was Mrs. Cooley in Trunk From Which Came Human Voice? Police Trying to Connect Her Dis appearance With Strange Ac tions of Two Men CHICAGO, Sept. 24.—The police to day were trying to connect the sudden disappearance of Mrs. Kate Cooley of Walnut, 111., with the mysterious action of two men who carted away a trunk from which, an express wagon driver said, came sounds of a human voice. She left her suburban home two weeks ago. She owned an automobile which bore the number 77489. She was said to have been acquainted with Fred Luthey of Peoria, whose automobile license number was 38675. According to Louis Bram, the express driver, the automobile ln which the trunk was taken away carried both these num bers, one ln front and the other be hind. Luthey was reached by long dis tance telephone today. He denied any knowledge of the woman or the strange machine. Two Saw Out of Jail, Caught on the Roof FRESNO, Sept. 24.—Two prisoners, I. D. Wheeler and James Manning, sawed their way out of the county Jail yesterday. A night watchman discovered the pair on the roof and gave the alarm. Persuaded hy half a dozen menacing revolvers, the pair returned to the confines of the jail. PNEUMONIA CARRIES OFF GEORGE EARL COLLINGS After a short illness ln the Merrltt hospital, Oakland. George Karle Col lings, 2223 Ellsworth street. Berkeley, died of pneumonia yesterday. He was n native of Texas, aged U years, and held .offices in the International Association of Machinists, the South ern Pacific Shopmen's federation and ti.f Maccabees. Tho funeral will he held tomorrow morning from an Oakland undertaking parlor. DORIAN CLUB MEETS FRIDAY AFTERNOON Tho Dorian club will meet Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of Mrs. J. O. Knyketidnll. 2418 Webster street. Mrs. Zena L. Morse will be chairman of the day. Miss Kntherliif Hall will speak or. "Interior Decoration," and there will be piano numbers by Miss Helen Kuykendall. California Native Birds Crowded Out By Common Sparrows Zoologist Urges Establishment of Parks and Destruction of Cats to Save Them In an appeal for the conservation of California birds, given in a lecture last evening in the Piedmont school, Oakland, Director Joseph Grinnell of the California museum of vertebrate zoology of the University of Califor nia, said that the native birds of this state are being crowded out by the common sparrows. He urged the es tablishment of parks and the destruc tion of small mammals, such as cats, for the preservation of the birds. RANCH RUINS IN WAKE OF FIRE Thousands of Acres of Farm Land Devastated in North ern Forest Flames Continued From Fasre 1 morning is in Wild Horse canyon, seat of the Vallejo water works, 9 miles southeast of here. The west erly edge of the fire is under control, but on the east the flames are eating through the fertile Gordon valley, known throughout the United States for its early cherries and peaches. I>ate reports are that the flames have crept over the Gordon ridge into Green valley and threaten the town of Cordelia. There is no manner of estimating the loss. Particularly heavy loss is sustained in the orchards and vine yards. The flames started in Capell valley Monday, and state foresters and Are wardens are investigating a report that campers caused it. Capell valley, Foss valley. Soda valley, an edge of Napa valley, Wild Horse val ley and Gordon valley have b*en swept. MA.VY NEAR DEATH Many narrow escapes from death are reported. The Carter, Murray and McManus ranches ln Foss valley were burned yesterday and the families escaped without saving anything, even clothes. RINCON FIRE NEARLY CUT RINCON, Sept 24.—With half of the big force of Are fighters resting here after three days' battles with the Mount Hermon fires, the blase is well under control. Reports from the squads at Frultvale, Laurel and the powder works 'Indicate that danger is past in this section. The flames have been driven back to the territory burned over several weeks ago. The powder works at Powder station were closed yester day afternoon, but the brush blazes were stopped by flre trails long be fore endangering the works. Most of the property of the Cowell Lime and Cement company has been burned over. Two hundred and thirty men from the Southern Pacific were lighting the fire yesterday and are still to be held here for patrol and emergency duty. CONTROL TINITAS FIRE TUNITAS GLEN, Sept. 24.—The brush fire which has been burning through Runtno and Gazos creeks since Sunday afternoon was reported fairly weil under control this morn ing. Along the two creeks about seven miles of brush have been burned out. but no serious damage has been reported here. Gangs fighting the flre all night reported this morning that the flames swerved back from Gazos creek to ward Pescadero. The w-lnd has quiet ed and it is believed the fire will die out unless the winds come up. The fire started near Buntno bridge Sunday afternoon from a cigarette or cigar stump carelessly thrown In the dry brush. The summer homes of several Oakland people near the bridge were saved. There seems to be no danger of the fire spreading to Big Basin or Bowl der Creek way. HOP FIELDS ON FIRE SANTA ROSA. Sept 24.—The fires In Alexander valley and Grants peak are still burning fiercely and are be yond control. The Alexander valley fire is burning northward - through the Briggs ranch, destroying orchards and hon fields. More than 1.200 acres of valuable ranch land has been devastated. The Grants peak flre Is burning through chaparral and underbrush on the side of the mountain and working but little damage. A large force is stationed at the Geysers re sort cutting fire trails to save the place. VALLEJO SENDS FIRE FIC.HTF.IIS VALLEJO, Sept. 24.—Vallejo has sent 30 city employes under charge of City Commissioner Blake to Wild Horse canyon to protect the city water works from the forest fires. Blake reported this morning the city's water wftfks house had been destroyed, a loss of $3,000. Adjutant General Forbes Is in Wild Horse canyon with 50 na tional guardsmen. The flames are threatening to enter Solano county, and Cordelia Is said to be in danger. CALL BASEBALL PLAYERS BANQUET Team and Street Salesmen of Paper Entertained; Picture to Circulation Manager The »"all baseball team and the Street salesmen of The Call were en tertained at a banquet Riven at the Oyster liOnt last evening. The baseball team presented a framed picture of the team to Its president. Colonel E. F. Cunningham, circulation manager ot" The Call. Among the speakers were: F. W. Kellogg, puhllsher; C. 11. Rrorkhagen. business manager, and Colonel Cun ningham of The Call; W. M. Fair banks, Tony Bacroco, Joseph Ober doener, Henry C. Noe, Howard Holmes, Frank C. 'i'racey, Monte Kamfeld. H. Williams, Harry Fairbanks, Raymond Rock, J. Coleman, Ray Barrett. MANY LAWS BAD FOR PEOPLE Paternalism Weakens and Demoralizes, Says Mrs. I. Lowenberg "What San Francisco Needs Most" is general improvement along the lines of public utilities, moral at mosphere and home conditions, as Mrs. L Lowenberg, authoress and club president, sets forth in her list of specific things necessary for the betterment of the city and the in crease of its prosperity. "It must be understood," said Mrs. Lowenberg, "that I am in no sense a political economist, and I feel that it is a trifle presumptuous in me to say one word to those who have par ticipated in municipal affairs or who have made a study of such work. "Neither am I identified with the very modern movement among women to concern themselves with a num ber of things which I do not wish even to discuss. I am a very old fashioned, conservative woman. Nev ertheless, as a resident of San Fran cisco, there are certain things which I am sure are real needs. <;OOD STREETS' MI CH NEEDED "Good streets, for instance, and good roads leading to and from the city in as many directions as possi ble. "For motorists the conditions are deplorable. Likewise for housewives, because of the dust and dirt which comes from bad roads and streets. "Good schools, too, not that I am criticising our present system, be cause I know it is excellent, but it might be better. We want the very best, with the most modern develop ments for the teaching of our chil dren. Recreation grounds are an other of our crying needs. Let us add to the number we already have of these 'breathing places' ln the midst of the city. "Good lighting facilities, quick and efficient transportation, a good water system, an increase of docking facili ties and an appeal for subsidies to increase the merchant marine are things that we should have. PROHIBIT IMMORAL PLATS "The prohibition o*f immoral plays is a matter on which I feel strongly, too. Not prohibition by censorship—that is not what we need. It should be pri vate prohibition by the people them selves refusing to go. If the audi ence is poor, the play is a failure. "The suppression of so much pub licity of vice is another need of San Franciscans. It attacks the reputa tion of tho city and augments the danger by placing it before the world. Proclaiming it from the housetops in all its hideousness certainly en dangers the morals of the young. "Let us not have too much pater nalism of government, of which we seem in danger. It weakens and de moralizes the people. TOO MANY LAWS CONFUSING "Do not have too many little laws to tell the multitude how lt must walk and wear. Let them develop a moral sense which will be a govern ing force; then let them arrange the details of existence according to that. So many laws are confusing and are evaded. Let us have a few good laws well enforced. There need be no ap peal either that the public come to the rescue of the city government un der such conditions. "We need most particularly in San Francisco to pay more attention to the home and to home influences. Good examples must emanate from the home, and there is grave need of more parental control, more parental obligation and less tnstitutionalism. The moral training of the young should not be thrown upon the gov ernment, nor upon Institutions. '"Inducements should be offered manufacturing enterprises also, for upon thenl depends the permanent growth of the city. Last of all let me say that we need concerted action and harmony—all should work to gether for the general good." Drug Cures Horse; Is Fatal to Owner JACKSON, Mich. Sept. 24.— U D. Thompson, a farmer, had a sick horse. A veterinary said it had a cold and left some medicine. Thompson also had a cold, and after giving his horse the prescribed dose swallowed one just like it. He will die. The horse is getting well. VETERAN LETTER CARRIER FINDS RELIEF AFTER LONG SUFFERING S. F. Stevens Is Congratulated by Hosts of Friends on Regaining Health Samuel F. Stevens, formerly chair man of the executive board of the National Association of Letter Car riers, who has also served as presi dent of the Cincinnati and Han Fran cisco branches. Is being congratulated by his friends throughout the United .States on his complete recovery from rheumatism that caused him excruci ating pain at frequent Intervals for eight years. He Is telling them that Akoz, the wonderful California medi cinal mineral discovered by J. D. Mac kenzie, president and manager of the Natura Company of San Francisco, cured him In one month. Of his 26 years of service with I'ncle Sum Mr. Stevens has spent the last 16 years in San Francisco, whore he has a large number of friends. He resioes at 14:1 Hickory avenue. So grateful was he because of his recovery that he wrote the Nattira Company M follows: "That I am able to carry mall today Is surely due to the curative powers of Akoz. I had rheumatism for eight years and suffered excruci ating pains all through my body. During one severe attack my weight dropped from lgi pounds lo 90 pounds and I was i oniined to my bed three months. Last June a similar attack started, and I had to quit work for more than ft month. "Learning of Akoz, 1 tried the in- Pacific Mail Sale By Southern Pacific Denied by Schwerin Neither Will Steamship Company Abandon Its Coastwise Business, Declares Vice President NEW YORK, Sept. 24.— R. I\ Schwerin. vice president of the Pa cific Mail steamship company, who is visiting this city, declared that there is no truth in the reports from the Pacific coast that his company will be sold by the Southern Pacific company . or abandon its coastwise business. Mr. Schwerin ln discussing general business conditions on the Pacific coast said: ""Itustness is booming and every thing is going alons in great shape on the coast." Takes Morphine to Die. But Will Live Tired of life because of continued illness, Mrs. Lucy Hall. 1259 Oetavia street, attempted to commit suicide at 6 o'clock this morning by swal lowing morphine. She was discovered by her husband and taken to the central emergency hospital, where, it is reported, she will recover. Mrs. Hall is 26 oJd. Government Excited Over Nevada Opals WASHINGTON, Sept. 24.— Opals de scribed with* extraordinary enthus iasm by the prosaic I'nited States government as "unexcelled in variety and brilliancy" and "exhibiting won derful flashes" havrt been discovered In the Virgin valley. Humboldt coun .ty, Nevada, according to a report is sued today by the geological survey. Paul Poiret Says Corset Is Doomed NEW YORK. Sept. 24.—Corsets must go, according to Paul Polret, the Paris fashion expert, who is visiting here. High heels and feathers also are frowned upon by high society in the French capital. 1 A Great g § Merchant Said: i "If a man is not |j competent to manage a small || income or a small business, he is not com petent to man ia til: Jm age a large M I income or a large business." 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