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I; It Dr. Prackett or Mr. Prickett? EVIDENCE FROM TWO WIVES. Ardent Love Letters From Mrs. Prickett PRODUCED BY MRS. PRACKETT. Letters From the Mormon Elder Who Married Prackett in Salt Lake. It would appear that the troubles which have been ventilated in Oakland of Dr. Prackett, or Pi ickett, as his Los Angeles wife calls him, have only just begun. He had a quarrel with his Mormon wife yesterday, whom he culled to see, and a certain Dr. Lowry, whose name was dragged in in the testimony given in the Police-court case when the Pracketts weie airing their troubles, also called to see the doctor with the intention of making life too hot for him to live on this earth. Finally an officer was called into the affair and last night the Prackett troubles bad somewhat quieted down. But there are greater troubles in store lor Prackett or Prickeit. for his Los An geles wife, who was married to him seven . years ago, intends to push the bigamy cliarce against him. She did not know that he had another wife and said she felt sorry lor the other woman. The Los Angeles wife said in her inter view: "It was about a year and a half ago thai he wentawav. and I heard from him quite regularly up to tnree months ago. . lie always addressed me by my correct name, Mrs. .Prickett. but invariably had me send letters to Mr. Prickett, for what reason 1 never knew. The last letter I received Irom him was postmarked at Oak land, but was dated at j^au Francisco. I never knew anything about his marrying . this oti:er wbmau until I read of it in the dispatches.". "Will you prosecute him for bigamy ?" asked the reporter. -Will I? We, 1,1 just guess I will if I can. 1 ant to see him get the full extent of the law. Do you think we can send him up ?" sbe queried anxiously. . Mrs. Prickett of Lou Angeles once loved the doctor with great devotion, judg ing by the following missives, which the ■ Mormon wife found among tliß doctor's effects. The first letter has no date. It reads: ■ ' Los Angeles. ial. Dear Mr. Prickett: As 1 nave not herd Iroin you in some time anil tee! anxious to hear from . you, 1 wri •■ tine, love, as lam somewhat louiy and thinking i lie most of you, dear one. 1 would llque >-o inucn to see you and see now good you look, 01 even if ever so bid. 1 want to see you and would Mque to row east tins fall. II 'I sell out I am goins to do so aod live will) you. I .am going to start some kttui of bald ness tbat I wont have to work myself to death, .-all tliou^ti I . hiive a splen did business . next month will have ' my first thousand off arid have bought a new carpet 22 dollars and eafctamlned anil cleaned house l>e side, and nave my Louse full for the • Summer. Aint thai Rood dear one aud I have the most beautiful sou in the city uVar. I just can ail most see you and myself In the East. How nice and nappy wee will be in our little liom and a nice horse and buggy and me a wridlrg a round with you. Tlut is the way I En teed co live. I, would not live In a lodging I liou«e if I could ma c live hundred a month. It ' you don't care to live with me 1 will go East all . the sam* and settle dov/u In some nice li tie town and live a nice life. I have made up my jnlad to that effect. Now dear Oi.i I would love to have you write me a good loving Kind let ter. I can see you. ; I wish I could kiss them sweet lips. I Know they are sweet you looked so vice when you left here. Well, dear one, write me a kind, pleasant let ter, eaven If you care nothing for Doll any more. Dear, if yon don't love me come out and say eood bye. Doll, if you never emend to live with me, 1 would lather know it. Yes, dear, I love you. out it dear don't caie lor me any more come oat and say so. Of corse I don't think you love, for you don't hardly care to wi lie, bur if that is your wish 1 will abia by the '...law and fiu 1 ! some one to love me. I will not live alone when I get out of a lodging-house, that Is slime thing. It Is to lonly, dear one, without a companion. Well, I will close for this time until I here from you. As ever. Doll I'kickeit. . Tne other letter is as follows: Los Angeles, Cal., April 24. Dearest One— l am sick and want to meet you. I want to see you. Answer this iine diately bacK and tell me If you will see me or when you will or can. I have some'liing 1 want to talk to you a bout, something that is good will no doubt please dearre. I only will write this note hoping to here from you by return maiL lam as ever, Mas. W. a. Prickbtt. If you see me by Tuesday E.ive please do so and oblique Mrs. W. a. Pkickett. But Mrs. PrickeU has evidently changed in her views of Prackett, for she is willing now to prosecute, and in this resolve she is heartily seconded by the Mormon wife in Oakland, Mrs. I'rackett. Between these two women Dr. Prackett, or Prickett, will have a merry chase up and down the world. The Mormon wife is gathering all the evidence possible to show that she is. the wife of the festive doctor, and among other documents has this letter from the Marmon elder who sealed her to the husband of the Los Angeles woman. ; The letter was addressed to Prackett and says: 1980 Jackson street, ) Ogden, Utah. July 23, 1893. J My Dear Friend: Your very kind letter of yesterday Just to hand. I th ink you with all my heart for the kind spirit so manifest all through it. I will see the attorneys In a lew minutes, and will let you kuow how they feel nod what they say in the matter. Of course I feel very anxious under the circumstances. \V» hope they (the attorneys) will postpone fpreclosuie on me. lam too anxious and can not write further, for I must Know bow they feel and what they will do this afternoon, so good-by for the present, and God bless you and your blessed wile, and preserve you both In . the truth of the gospel. My wife joins me; in fact my whole family send kind regards. Your brother aud frlen<l In Christ. K. Eldkidge. The Msrmon wife says this is not all. She has other letters of a stronger char acter to show she is the wife of Prackett and she will produce them at the proper time. She Is determined to bring the gen tleman t > time, and says if there is any law in the land she will semi him up for bigamy. LEAGUE OF THE CROSS. Company E Gives an Entertainment at Mission Parlor Hall. Company E, League of the Cross Cadets, cave a highly classical ent»rtai - inent at Mission Parlor Hall on Seven teenth street last evening. Ti»e exercises consisted »f rcitals and adare-se?, lutrr soersed with vecul and instrumental music. The young soldiers had- mustered a gnodlv crowd of their friends hi the occa sion and by 8 o'clock the seating capacity of MM spacious auditorium wan well filled. Tbe address of welcome was deLvered by Colon. 1 W. C. Mihoiieyof the L^aaue of the Cross. Mr. Matioiiry rhwikel Hie public In behalf of Company E for tne in terest which they manifested l>y their pres ence in th>' young cadets. lie :iil it was an organization which comniat.ide>i the suoiH rt of every liberal-rtiuderi citiz»n. "The League of the Cross," said the speaker, "is an institution which lias for its aim the bettering m the social condi tions of young men— the lifting of them up out of the dr^ns of intemperance ud(l Placing them on ■ sound fuuiing among their lelln-A-as-socia'es." The principal adilr'6^ of the evening was delivered by Rev. P. C. Y«rke. The rnyere-id father took as his text a subject whicn was rather foreign to ihe rezular run of the exercises, but one which he thought ought to be treated upon, ««ince the accursed evil, a- be termed it, had be come so prominent in politics. Fattier Yorke paid his respects to the A. P. A., and lie did it iv most scathing terms. The order of exercises was as follows: Overture, orchestra; opening address, Colonel W. C. Mahoney, L. C. C. tenor solo, "Minstrel Boy" (by request), D. 11. .Jones; recitation. Captain William D. McCarthy, L. C. C. ; vocal solo, Miss Cor nelia J. Stanley; musical selection*, William I'attou; come selection*. Al. R. Diitinipan ; chorus. St. James Choral; address. Ilov. P. C. Yorke; contralto snlo. Mr->. T. 11. Griffin; cornet solo. Prank Lycott; comicalities. Dr. W. li. bieberst; vocal solo. Miss D. Curley; drill. Com pany E, L. C. Cadets. HERE TO INSPECT. Assistant. Secretary of War Arrives. General Doe Explains the Intentions of the War Department Re garding Military Posts. After visiting numerous military posts and sut'P y stat ons in various ptrtiousof the country, Genetal John B. Doe, As sistant Secretary of War, arrived in this city yesterday morning from Portland, Or. He is accompanied by General Rch ard N. Batchelder, quartermaster-general of the United States army, General O. H. Falk of Milwaukee, Captain T. H. Barry, Edward Silverman and W. H. D>e of Elgin, 111. The party arrived over the Southern Pacific and occupied a private car during the jmruey from the Nirth west The general's visit has be6n expected by the officers at the Presidio and neighbor ing milltaty pists for several week*, inas much as he represents the War Depart ment and is making an official tour of lo spection of the grea'er portion of Uncle Sam's military reservations throughout the United St.ites. Consequently tie party was met upon Us arrival at the firry by General linger ami Leutenant Lyman and escorted to tha Palace. General D.ie started Irom Washington SajPtember 1 and after paying short visits to several Eastern pos's made a thorough investigation of Fort Dearborn, near Chi cago, and then started westward. Minne apo i- was n^xi visited, and fr-iro there be traveled to Dakota and Helena and Butte, Mont. After inspecting tho posts in YVast ington, at Walla Walla and Vancouver, General Doe came direct to San Fran cl»c >. The object of this tour of inspection, in I which General Batchelder is oho commis j sioned to H9?ist, is one of particular signi i ficance and importance at this lime and j will, no doubt, result in many changes lan 1 Improvements iv this important i branch of the nation's service. 'ihe gen- I eral condition of the various forts will, of i course, be communicated to the heads of j the War Department, bur it is well known j that fin travel* of : these army officials are intended to assist the department in bring i ing about an important change in the mat ter of milii'iry pouts. "The War Department," said General Due last evening, 'is extremely active at present in an endeavor to perfect the regu- I lar army and its mode of operation. In I the opinion of the President aud Secretary jof \\ 8r Lamont, there are too many army i posts and supply stations scattered here and there over the country. At some time time it other all these served a purpose an were indispensable to tbe needs of the army. But many of these posts and sta tions have now outlived their usefulness and could very well be dispensed with. j The posts, for instauce, established in and i about the Indian local. are in many re -1 spects no louger needed, inasmuch as" In | dian outbreaks are growing fewer year by j year, and the presence of soldiers is no lunger necessary in many instances. "1 am of the opinion that the War De partment is in favor of concentrating the troops in the large centers of the country, and save the expense of maintaining re mote posts and stations. It is undoubtedly ! a better policy to mass the army iv tho larger cities of the country, while im proved railroad facilities would enable the Government to transport troons in auv direction without loss of time. During my 'rip 1 found all the posts in excellent con dition, from Chicago to the Northwest, and upon my return to Washington I will make some suggestions calculate 1 to im prove the service." The visit of the Assistant Secretary and General Batchelder to this city will doubt lest result in great benefits to the military posts in the vicinity. They will remain hero several days and will be escorted by General Ruger to the Presidio, Black Point, Alcatr;>z and Ansel Island reserva tions. General Batchelder is familiar with this locality, having been stationed here several years. After ffie rebellion, he en tered the regular army February 16, 1865, as captain and assistant quartermaster and reached his present rank June 30. 1890. Since his departure from this city, the Government lias acquired possession of a piece of ground for purpose* of defense on Point Lobos, and it is probable that the present inspection may result in having j this important strip of land transformed into a military post. The party visited army headquarters in the Phelan building yesterday afiemooa and will be escorted to the Presidio tc- lay. where a dress parade and review will take place at 1:30 o'clock. MADE HIM HER HEIR. An Adoption Causes a Sensation in Chicago Society. Chicago, S^pt. 27.— Allen C. Wilde of the tirni of J. C Wilde ft Co. hat been adopted by tbe widow of the late Professor Garrison of Chicago. Mrs. Garrison be fore her marriage was Lady Mary lierry of Kngliind and heiress to exttsnaiva es tates there. Mr. WiHe, who in 33 years old and a prominent society man, met Lady Berry severar years ago, and she, taking a fancy to him. has decided to make him tier heir. Tlie adoption has caused a sensation in CbleMO sociaty. The Eden Musee to Close. Tne EUeD Musee, after a successful run In this city, lias been purchased by a Si. Louis syndica c and will shortly be removed to thai city. Object lessons are the best educators, and as the Impressions r celved from an In spection of the beautiful eroup<jof the Alusce tra iasilng «nrl morally beueticiat, those who have been postpoatßg tlirir visit should do mo no longer, as nio-i any uay the uaiiacement here may net oiaeis liom St. Louis to ship the collection there. • • — ♦ — ♦ Shakespeare's Comedies. A lecture on "Shakespeare's Comedies a* Interpteled by tho Artists" called to gether a goodly audience in the \. M. C. A. auditorium last evening. The illus trations by gtereopticon w*»r- very good and entertaining, arid Mr. Ferguson's lec ture was also appreciated. Buy paiuti, oils and glass of F. N. Woods & (Jo., 61 First street. Lowest price. • THE MORNING CALL, SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 18^4. A WEIGHTY TRUST. Report Upon the Stanford Estate FILED BY THE EXECUTRIX. Mrs. Stanford Accounts for Her First Year's Work AS STEWARD OF MANY MILLIONS What the Widow Has to Say of Affairs, Particularly of the Government Claims. The County Clerk's office, which closes at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, was reopened at 5:25 o'clock last evening to admit of the tiling of the first annual account of Mrs. Jane L. Stanford, as executrix of the nil) of the late Senator Stanford. Dealing as it does wit 1 the management of an estate wii was appraised at up ward of $17,000,000, the first year's ac count, witli its accompanying report, was looked forward to with considerable in terest. The account itself is contained in a bulky volume contain! several type written pages, and there are no less than 300 vouchers for sum* received and dis bursed by the rxncutiix during her first year of stewardship. The account dut<-s from June 21, 1893. up to September 22. 18114, aud following is a summary of the receipts and disburse ments, showing tbe condition of the vast estate at the present time: The execuir x has received in cash dur ing the past year 51.53u.35l 75. and the dis bursement* made by her amount to $1,371,538 22. .The following are prominent among the receipts : Money in bank at tbe time of the death of Senator Stanford $15,176 69 From twenty-two $500 bonds or the Pa- .r.c Railroad Company, county of Btcramento 11,000 00 Pacific Coast Trotting horse Breed ers' Association, balance of an ac count 260 00 Dividend :vj on 10,500 snares of ttie Marks. -sire- 1 Cauls Company, on account 10,000 00 Rent of Government rancn. Contra data County, for o:ie year... ... 2,816 00 Usance of ilivnlt-ini on Market fctreet Cable Company's stock 6.750 00 On account of the c..im against the estate of James McM. suaftar to re cover 147,000 3.535 11 Six huudn*d mid ninety-one coupons or ttie Ualvesto-'. iiarrisburc and San Antoulo li.iwiill Company.... 17,275 00 Sale of twenty mulei 1.600 00 hi jiit hundred and sixty-one coupons of the '-alveston, HarrlsDurg aud Sau Antonio Company 21,625 00 &lity-oue coupons ot the same com pany 1,52500 Dividend 29 on 33,978 Mures of tbe Central Pacific Railroad Com pany* stock 32,973 00 Dividend No. 23 on 1600 snares of Market-streetcaulo siook 4,000 00 Dividend on 760 shares I'otrero aud Bay View Railway Company 7,500 00 Dividend No. 'J9 ou lO.uuO shares of - Uccident.il and Oriental Steamship Company's stock 8,000 00 From « ells. Fargo it Co. ou account of sale of J. }'. McCarthy note and mortgage 121,030 36 Sixty-ire coupons Caestceane and on lonian way Company 1,462 50 seven hundred aud ninety-nine cou pons Mexican international hall way bonds at $20 (due Jlarcn 1, lV9i) 15,98000 t> even tiuudrcd ami ninety-nine cou pons due September 1. l«9i. of tue same company 15,980 00 A similar lot of bonus due Mann 1, |»* 15,930 00 Pacific Improvement Company, on account 118447 33 Ninety-seven coupons Northern U»ll wav Company of California at $25.. 2,425 00 Pacific Improvement Company, on account 250.000 00 From C.l*. Huntlngtoo, 854 coupons of the <;. H. and L. A. Railway Co. . 21,350 00 Six hundred and ulnety-one coupons same com v 17,275 00 Also » lot of 415 coupon? 10,375 00 Pacific Improvement Company, on ac count flu five payments) 650,000 00 Dividend No. Son 80U0 shares of lone Coal and Iron Company's stock 4,000 00 On the side of disbursements the debts of the estate presented to the executrix and allowed by her amount to $1 69i;i0517. Ail of them have been paid except the following: Hank of California $76,000 00 i wells, Fargo* Co 30,u0u oo ! Wells. Farpo <t Co . 13,671 California Safe Deposit and Trunt Co. 10,061 69 H. W. Carpentier 350,000 00 Maria Hall Williamson 50.000 on | Total 9529.732 91 Speaking of" these claims the executrix remarks: "And in that behnlf sad ex ecutrix shows that of said 8529,732 94 tbe said claims of the Bank of California, Wells. Fargo & Co. ana the California i Safe Deposit and Trust Company were j not the individual indebtedness of the said Leland Stanford, deceased, but arose from his liability as iudr»ed upon the obliga tions in that behalf ol: as to the Bank of California in the sum of $76,000 as in dnrser for G. W. Clark & Co., and of Well*, Fargo & Co. for 530,000, as indorser for James McM. Shafter, find of tbe same corporation for $13,671 25 as indorser for John J. Haley, and the California Safe Deposit and Trust Company for $10,061 69 as indorser for Thomas L. Thompson. "But said executrix respectfully repre sents that each and all of these said claims will be by her as such executrix paid in due course of the administration of said estate, unle-s the same be paid by the makers of said notes respectively. "And that as to the said claims of 11. W. Carpentier for $330,000 and Maria Hall Williamson for $50,000, said executrix re spectfully rei resents that the said in debtedness was not the individual In debtedness of the fluid Leland Stanford, but was the indebtedness of the Pacific Improvement Company, upon whose ob ligations for said amounts respectively thesaid Leland Stanford was with others an accommodation maker. And that she Is advised and believes that neither she as such executrix nor the said estate will ever be called upon to pay the same or any part thereof." . A regular disburse* -ml from the «state | has been the family allowance of $10,000 I per month to Mrs. Jane L. Stanford, j Charles G. Latbrop, her business man- i ager, has been paid 5333 S3 a month. i Several minor clerks have received sal- j aries of $100 a month The greatest disbursements have been ] on approved claims. The following are I the principal items: H.I). Mrli,tvre 23.584 47 O. 1:. Reynold* 4.977 IU David .Starr Jordan, ou one claim 13,b6tl 53 David Starr Jordan, another claim... 066 68 There are a great many such claims, such as one for $12,000. N. Gray & Co 1,25650 Han .i....qaln Valley Agricultural As sociation 2,500 00 1,, and U. t-trauss .".'".'.. . . 2,200 00 City aud county of Baa Francisco, personal property taxes 1,939 70 Also first installment of real estate taxes ;,... 892 21 San tii Clara Count y taxes .. 1,786 9.1 8»n Mateo County, first Installment real est.it c taxes li-"93 ... 105 95 Contra Custa County, first Installment real estate taxes. 676 52 Sacramento 'ouuty. similar taxes.! ". 328 in i cliama C. ■uniy. similar taxes I. 312 81 Monterey County, similar taxes. . 375 Alamcda County ti 08 San Francisco feavinss Union, tialancn I of imprest 0:1 notes of $150,000 and S2UO.OOU 6,917 BO Charles M. Miortridga I.Oo' l 00 ■\Ynlls. Kareo * Co.. claim and interest 128,6i.'S 83 Assessment < 11 7274 snares of Oak laud Water trout Company stock.. 7,274 00 ' Columbia savintri and Loan Society 21,950 3 9 .Nevada Bank. 60.070 00 California bare Deposit and Trust ! Comtauy. 51.134 72 .'•'■i.ti.erii I'aciUc Company §,«** S3 » ev;id.4 Hank 50,08700 Oregon Improvement Company 10.537 40. Nun Francisco savings Union 152.353 83 Wilson & \Vll«on.. 2,500 00 Capital Uaß Company, assessment on stocK 2.734 37 Pan Francisco Saving I'uion, claim... 204, .'47 -M J>ev.icla lank, claim 145,5*0 00 w. r. (i.-.rr.itc A to ll,tiHMs<» Thorn..* Ambrose 38.080 «7 F. W. bock wood A- Co.. chargeable against a legacy of $100,000 to A. V. ("tanforl ... 27.01947 Thomas M Qu»ctenousli 30,000 00 James v Bloc*, Tax Collector, per sonal property taxes, city ami coun ty • t San I'raucisco, lor the year 1. -'. U. and paid under protest 13,022 60 .T. S. Oopelaad, on a note 5U.000 00 Weils, Farjj.> « Co., in full payment or principal and interest on promissory note or rank McCoppln, ludorsed by l.elamt .Stanford 48.670 26 The recapitulation of Mrs. Stanford's account is as follows: rkckipts. Moneys on band Jane '21, 1803 $15,176 69 lion lit matured and redeemed 11,000 00 I>ivt. lends on storKs 96,080 00 Interest on bonds . 168,081) 00 Received on debts 70 641 65 Sales of property 1*27.214 «« Hems collected 6,5'J8 82 Taxes retund«d 1.043 65 Interest on outstanding debts 20,857 33 ramie improvement Company 1,018,447 33 Total $1,535,381 79 DISBURSEMENTS. Claims, interest, taxes, lamlly al lowance, etc $1,371,633 22 Balance cash on baud $16>,813 57 Following is a list of claims against the estate which were not approved by the administratrix: E. L. Oppenbeim <& Co.. indorsed note of A. 11.I 1 . .Stanford $25,000 W. a. H. Loose, alleged conversion ot the mare Hindu Kose 76,000 John U. liorglum, alleged centra i tor paintings 10.000 Kiauk W. Merrill, alleged damages.... 7,500 Allen A Avory 1,000 San Francisco journal of Commerce, alleged contract 420 •>. J. Kaucr, alleged contract 300 The rejected claim, which is found at the bottom of the list is tie claim of the United States Government for $15,000,000. the alleged liability of Senator Stanford on the Pacific railroad debt to the Govern ment a* h stockholder in the Central Paci fic Railroad Company. The claim of Or peuheim & Co. is now being investigated rjy Mrs. Stanford. Respecting the others she ft-ites: /'The claim of W. A. K. Loose for 575,000 has been rejected and is now in suit, » judgment bavins been rendered in favor of the estate, aod tho case Is cow pending on motion for a new trial on the part of Lose. The claims of Allen & Avory for $1000. San Francisco Journal of Commerce for |iSO and J. J. Kau»r for $300 were each and all rejected on February 8. 1804, and returned to the respective claimants. No action bas been commenced on either lof the 'id claims, and the same are now outlawed. The claim of F. W. Merrill for 57500 Is, as the executrix is Informed and believes, now in suit, but no copy of sum mons or complaint has yet been served upon her. The claim of John G. Bor^ium fir SIO.OOO has not yet been formally passed upon. The said claim of the Gov ernment of the United States for the sum of £15, C00. 000 was by the said executrix duly rejected on the 21st day of July, 1894, and as yet no action has been commenced thereon." Vouchers numbered from 1 to 390 ac conp«ny the report. The executrix charges herself with ?163,843 57, the bal ance of cash on hand, aud with all the real property contained in the inventory and ai i>'ai*etnent of the estate. She fur ther charges herself with the personal property of the estate now in her posses sion and including stock*, bonds, accounts receivable of the Pacific Improvement Company tor £461,160 57. other bills receiv able and the following promissory notes: Homer lUshop $400 00 Dan McCarthy 2.915 00 .1 Mr.M. Shatter. 4*5.109 79 W. M. Mewurt , 18,000 00 W. H. Pratt 6.000 00 (ieorce Heaz*lton 8.000 o > Frame Mcl'oi'ptn 4.100 01 John J. Haley 30.618 44 H. C. Nisii 2,00000 Golden I, ate Woolen Manufacturing Company 19 i,O' io 00 Henry do (iroot '_'.s'lo Ol) iSxrah ii. Whin 2.363 17 lieorge oultou 4.0011 00 John II Moore 5,000 O'» Frank Shea 1,037 79 Kentucky and Southern Atlantic Railroad , 369 00 In the report which accompanies the ac count, Airs. Stanford gives the statement that the necessary testamentary letters were issued to her on July 17, 1893. She speaks of the $13,022 06 paid away in t ixe* on August 2, 1894. . Of this sum £0601 65 was paid under protest, as the executrix was advised by her attorneys of the illegal assessment of these taxes. She stales that she filed a formal protest in writing against the payment of these taxes and intends to brine suit to recover the amounts so paid under protest. All the taxes upon the estate have now been paid in full. Mrs. Stanford's account will come dp for settlement on Thursday, October 11, before Probate Judge Coffey. HE'S GLAD OF IT. Sutro Wants to Go Before the Grand Jury. He Says He Will Call for the Big Corporation's Cash-Books for Examination. "It is quite true that I "have been sum moned to appear before the Grand Jury and tell all I know about the Supervisors and what they demand for favors granted to corporations," said Adolp'i Sutro yester day, speaking of the sub. .ana that bad been served upon him at the instance of District Attorney Dames. "It 13 the very thins I wanted, and I and all of us wh.i are interested in (he re demption of the city from the clutches of the corporations will have lots of fun out of it before we get through, even if we don'; do much business," he went on. "I tako the Grand Jury to mean just what it 'ays. It wants information as to what moneys are paid for franchises and other favors, and I am going to point the way by which it can set it. The knowl edge that I have is the common knowl edge of everybody who keeps his eyes and ears open; that the water company, for instance, pays very liberally in order that the Supervisors may not see lit to cut dowu toe water rates. "I shall call for the hooks of that com pany aud have them experted. We want 10 know, and we have a right to know, just what they do with all their money. "Now, when it comes to taking me up for the language reported in a morning paper as having been used by mv, that is all buncombe. • "When a man U quoted by a reporter it seldom happens that nil he nays it taken down. That was the case in this Instance, for the fact is that the Superiors granted me a franchise without exacting one dol lar from me; in fact, I handed in a peti tion and never spoke to any of the Super visors about it, and it passed unanlmou-lv. "Bui 1 am inclined to believe mat it is wholly within the province of the Grand Jury to demand books and papers of the corporations having the»n valuable fran chise*. At any rate 1 shall call for tbrro, and be greatly surmised if they do not reveal some interesting things— the book not only ot the water company but the railroad company and other corporations." AS HER AVENGER. An Old Man's Relentless Purpose. ALICE ALDERSLEY'S DEATH. Her Father Determined to Be Heard in Court. BEFORE THE GRAND JURY TO-DAY Additional Evidence Said to Have Been Secured -What One Witness Heard. W. K. Aldersley, the father of lit'le Alice Aldert'ley, who died of poisonicgin the rooms of Dr. J. J. Leek on Monday night of March 0 last, wiil go before ihe Grand Jury t< -day aud tell thn story tbat be has waned to tell for every day since that time. Not a single waking hour 'since that nignt of the 6 h of March when he stood by the side of bis dead gill and Bwore that he would briog her murderer to justico has tha old man rested. Certain that she had been deceived and murdered he has plodded on patiently and relentlessly in the tracks that the evi dence, us it seemed to him, had left. The Grand Jury was sitting at the time of the tragedy aud convened very shortly thereafter, as will b» remembered, and, confident of hia case and in the flush of his grief, the old man was eager to get be fore it, and impatient and chaeriued that they shoull put him off until th» Coroner had invest and made his return. The Coroner did, jn the slow course of time, go over the ground with infinite adjourn ments, and aft the passage of weeks got Into lee»l form all that had been given to the public in so many days by the news paper*. A verdict that meant that tbe girl had heen murdered and did not commit suicide was prom, lly rendered, and again old man Aldersley turned to the Grand Jury ex pecting that it would take action, but for some unknown reason bo was allowed to pace up aud down the corridors of tbe Cny Hall as he had piced up and down before the Fifth-«treet lodging-house on tha: night of the 6th of March md was not invited in. That jury adjourned with out so much as ex Ui nng why he h id not beeu tilven an rudience. Must any man would have been discour aged, and so w.is old mau Aldersiey; but he went nway only to go to work, and day Mfterday he has gone over the ground again and again, picking up t» thread of evidence here and unraveling a knot there and puttiog the little bit-< together, until his mosaic Jorms a picture, to his mind at lea>t, that seems convincing; and h« bas returned to the doon of the present Graud Jury with a contideiic ■ that enables him tn demand what, before, he pleaded for. That is not just the statement of it either, for the situation has changed com pletely. There are Grand Juries and Grand Juries, and perhaps that explains it. For he has been asked by District At torney Uarnes, who reviewed the evidence 10 them some days ago, to Boar, at the request of ihe jury itself, and bring all the evidence he has. feo be will respond to-day. The new evidence he has is of a circumstantial character, of course, like all the other. An important feature of it is the evidrr.ee of Dr. Lovejoy, formerly a practitioner here, but who is now located at V.Ulejo. On Thursday night, March 2, Dr. Love juy, who was well acquainted with all the i>Hrtie j t was in Dr. Leek's rooms when lia Leek and Dr. Bowers were present. At hut time the suit of J. J. against his brother, G. W. Leek for slander was in (ull progress, and Alice Aldersley was ex pected to arrive the next day to appear as a witness on behalf of J. J. Leek. There was a discussion between the three named concerniut; the situation in which the girl's name was frequently men tioned. J. J. Leek had got from her a con siderable sum. but be needed more, and is reported as having said that rye could g-t it "from the Aldersley woman." Some ■ ■lie asked J. J. what, having got so deeply in debt to tbe Aldersley woman, he would do with her, whereupon Dr. Bowers answered: "Oh! we will attend to her." This is according to Dr. Love joy, who recalled the odd remarks after ward, and attaching considerable import ance to it in the light of subsequent events, volunttrlly went to Aldersley about it. Alice Aldersley came to town from her home at Xapa on Friday; on Satuiday she went to court and gave the evidence that J. J. Leek required of her in bis behalf ; ou Sunday they went about tbe city together, and that night went to bed, and before re iring the girl took the draugnt that closed her lips forever. And since then what bas happened to the other parties to the siraoge bt>ry? J. J. Leek «old out his dental patlors that had covered nearly the whole flour of the Sixth-street house and disappeared from business circles, at least for a while, his multitude of signs that covered the front being withdrawn from view. But after awhile he returned again and began In a small way in the very room of the tragedy. He has no assistants now, but is carrying on I. is dentistry alone. The ianitor of :ho house, wbo was the first to see the couple in tbo morning lying upon the bed unconscious, as he alleges, ha< left the country, the Coroner being compelled to interfere to stop his depar ture before in order to get his testimony at tbe inquest. There are other Important witnesses, however, whom Aidersley claims to have located, whose evideuce has never beeu given. Dennis Spencer, counsel for o d man Aliiersley, has written a letter to District Attorney Barnes In which be expresses the belief in very positive terms "Alice Aldersley was murdered." BEMIV IMPEACHMENT. The Mayor Wanted to Comment Upon His Accusers. Omaha, Sept. 27.— Evidence in the im peachment trial of Mayor iiexis on the specifications filed by Councilmen Hascall and Wheeler is all in, and before the court adjourned for the nicht the arguments of counsel were well under way. The Mayor was recalled nnti testified that he acted In ■-■ od faith when hi) took step* to keep the member* of the army of the Commonweal from Htarving, feeling that an emergency existed and that immediate action was necessary. Be asked to be allowed an op portunity la expre«6 his ideas on "this onspiracy," referring to the charges brought a^'-in-t I'iin. Messrs. Hascall and Wheeler wrr* also on the stand during the day. Hascall whs closely questioned regarding the institu tion of impeachment proceed Councilman Clme Bruuer declared tbat he could n<" remember whether he had be°n reque-t»d to gig" the Impeachment articles ir not. He eoiiU rerollect nothing, be sail, about the electric lights. Attorney Ciarkson in isted bat it was Hi» duty of the Mayor to enforce tne laws and i refinances, and that he bad no right to se' himself up against tha wishes of the anti-vice crusaiier«. Attorney McComber besan his rerly to Mr. Clarkson, urging that there had been no attempt to show corrupt motive?, ->nd that the managers ol the inipeaclnueut were relying «o:ely upon insinuations. LIVELY AND SEVERE. Entertaining Dramatic Recital by Miss Hattie Nathan. A dramatic ana dialect recital was given in Maple Hall, Palace Hotel, last evening by Miss Hut ie X.tthao. a talented young elocutionist of this city. The audience, composed principally of the friends and admirer' of the young lady, was. perhaps one of the largest ever occupying this ball. The affair was conducted under the man aeement of Philip Hasting*, aod the twelve selection* composing the pio grnnime were calculate! to give the re citur unlimited scope lor the display of her talent. She lost none of the many opportuni ties-- afforded her and demonstrated her ability to render the most difficult of prose ana poetry, with a full understanding of the requirements of each. Her dialect se lections were excellent, especially in the quaint and catchy compositions of James Uhiicorab Riley. four ol which were on th« programme. The mercy speech from "The Alt-reliant ol Venice" and Clarence's dream from "Richard lii" were also han dled quite effectually. A recitation enti tled "Mammy's Li'l Boy," by 11/ S. Ed wards, was one of the treais of ihe even ing, and wns heartily amhuied. WRAPPED IN FLAMES. A Destructive Fire at Mission San Jose Last Night. Oakland. Sept. 27.— Word was received from tie town of Mission San Jose t -nun at 11 that a big (ire was ratting there and that the town would in all probability be ei.t rely destroyed. Ihe Oakland Firs Department was called on lor ru*lp, but could not comply, because ibew l- no water at the Mission. To en, toe, the town Is tfventy-'ix miles from Oakland and it would be almost impossible to reach there in time to d. i any good. The fire caught in the big warehouse in the rear of Elir raan's general merchandise store. TALBO'S TANTRUM He Makes an Explanation of His Conduct. Dreaded the Effect of a CiirPs Smile and Fan on his Concert Performers. Ugo Talbo, the tenor singer, who took the new departure on Wednesday night of commanding one of his audience to leave the ioom, because he imagined she had smiled while he was "chonling" a senti mental ditty, awoke about noon yesterday morning, quite surprised to find himself fainou«. During his areams his irnaginaiiou ap peared to have played havoc with the events of the evening: before. Miss Kochet's little ivory and gauze fan, for in stance, had assumed Ernbdiiignagiau pru i ortions. The tenor assured a newspaper representative that it was of enormous Bin, aud that its fell swi>op as it cleft the air made the dreamy, poet'c frame of mind necessary for sinking tne "Message" a physical impossibility. The youne lady's timid half smile also seemed in Mr. Talbo's imagination to have been nißanitied into a full-blown crescendo ot mocking laughter. It was nut on his own account, the touchy iem r declared, that he resented the unseemly mirth, wiiicb, by the way, existed only iv his own imagination. For nlaiS'lf, however, he Implied yesterday he could have home it with Chris'iin meekness, but he dreaded its effect upon the performers who were t > follow. It Talbo'* imagination give Brobding nagian proportions to a little fan and a pretty young girl's smile when he woke up yesterday morning, or> the other hand it dwarfed his own conduct into more than Lilliputian dimensions. He did not shout, he did not insult and huiiiil tut^ a well - bred young lady who hail paid a dollar to hear his concert. He be haved according to what, in bis ethics, is quite a gentlemanly manner. He merely "requested the young lady to leave the room." A* for bifl manner of maKing the request— well, U2O Taibo's story 00 that point shows that the brilliancy of his Imagination when he woke ur> yesterday morning was something too gorgeous for words to describe. Another point that Talbo made in his self-defense yesterday was that he did not kuow what h.id become of the shekels that had resulted from the concert. The fact is that "Robert," the s>*xton and one of the pillars of ■ lucal church, had kind. undertaken to be doorkeeper, and be had handed everything taken in to Frank Mitchell, one of the performers, who promised to keep the money till Talbo wanted it. Of course the money was as safe as If it had been ib a bank, but the tenor's imagin ation bad conjured up pictures of rust and motlM and ail sorts of enemies attack in c it. Rev. George E. Walk entirely confirmed the story published in yesterday's Call, but he added that if he had been the young l'dy's father he would haye inflicted con di-iu punishment on U*o Talbo. SECURES A DIVORCE. Mrs. Abbott Now Free of Her Hyp- notic Husband. Santa Rosa. Sept. 27.— Mrs. Sarah E. Abbott of Petalutna was gran ted a divorce to-day from Henry Abbott on the ground of desertion. Before her marriage to Ab bott, which occurred In 1891. she was the widow nf George Williams of Honolulu, who left her $50,000. It was charged that Abbott, who is a hypnotist, was in < the habit of putting his wife's mind under his control and obtaining money from her. lie deserted her about a year alter their marriage after getting about $8000 from her. "Awarded Highest Honors — World's Fair." UQSARI MOST FERFECT MADE. A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. *Fiee fsoai Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant, 40 YEARS THE STANDARD. GOLDEN HARVEST. Many Candidates Give Up Ten Dollars FOR A VERY SLIM CHANCE. Anxious Day for Republican Candidates. AWAITING THE BEHEST OF BURNS The Committee on Platform and Reso lutions Meets, but Fails to Com plete Its Labors. Dollars are dropping into the coffers of the Republican party in showers of silver and gold. Candidates are charged $10 fur the privilege of having their names pUced on the list, which Colonel Burns may choose from or entirely ienore. Over 300 had paii up last night, and it was expscted by the time tbeconventioo meets this even ing there would be 250. This will give the party £2500 for expenses. Cliauncey Cluk was acilng- as receiving t'ller at the Bild win annex yesterday, end the coinnmtve roonis and the hal.s were crowded with uffice-seekers anil ward-workers. Chaun cey'6 pockets bulged, and his eyes blinked at sight of the plethora of coin. "Poor fool," he thought, as the door closed after each depositor in the Burns bank. "Won der if he thinks fat jibs can be bought for SlO. Tom has that place in his ve-t pocket right now. But ttiii h polities. Itfs all right. Why shi uldn': a dead game sport go up against a good respectable game of purity? I've seen men buck a brace faro game and think they were hav ing a lot of fun for their money. And as a matter of fact they did have. Happiness consists in thinking you are happy, Tiieso poor dupes think tn^y hip going to ha nominated for important ( lliee*. They'll thiuk that for two or three days until the colonel gets ready to say who the real men will be, and they'll get §10 worth of hope out of it bef >re the hammer falls." Chauncey wouldn't have said this out loud, for he is too good a Burns man to give vent to the pent-up >torm of his throbbing brain. He only jingled the coin in his i octets and said nothing, like the great joss in the front part of the hotel. Senator Mahoney was doorkeerer in the Burns rooms ye-terd iy. The colonel was having an executive session in one of the inner rooms, and the crowd of candidates who were waiting to see him filled all the other apartments, so *nat it was difficult to push through to the door which excluded them from the presence*of the supreme ruler. AH the forenoon they stood there wai - ing their turn, until finally. Senator lla hor.ev, who I. ad just been called into the smnll room, came out, and with an ''ovez oyez" twang in his vo cc, cried, "All can didates are hereby notified that Colonel Burns is engaged and cannot see them un til to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock." He then went through the crowd and reiter ated the statement. The candidates flunk cut of the rooms and sadly wended their vmy downsairs and out into the streets John D. Sprockets was with Colon Burns during the afternoon. Mr. Si rack ets Is not so secret. as his partner, and it is known dint tie has a number of candi dates. For School Director?, for instance, his selections are H. L. Dodge, C. T. Spader, Henry T. Scott, A. C. Tubb?, William Hans and George C. Dave. This leaves six" for Colonel Burns to name. It is nit known whither this nrraneement of a urn-half division of candidates will obtain all through the list of office*, but Mr. Spreckels seems to have insisted on his right in the matter of School Directors. The Soldiers' and Sailors' R> publican Club lias made a demand forth* nomina tion of Colonel John A. Whitesides fox County Clerk. They say that unless Colonel Burns gives th 9 place to him all the old soldiers and sailors will vote for softie o'her ticket. The friends or W. A. Asmussen are also making a str>ng effort in behalf of their candidate. They want him put up for Supervisor of the Eleventh Ward, and point to his record as a member of the Leg islature as a reason why this shi.uld be done. The platform committee of the Republi can municipal convention held a prolonged session yesterday aJternoon, but with uo definite result so far as the adoption of any plauks is concerned. The subjects as outlined two days ago in The Cali were brought up for discussion, and sev eral score of propositions on trie regulation of water, electric light, lei pnone and gas companies were submitted. A resolution was presented, which will in all likelihood form a part of the rtatfors, condemning Japanese immigration and asking tb^ Federal Government to enacta law which will restrit the entry into the United States of citizens of the Ddikadj's realm. The most important work of the com mittee was the appointment of a sub committee of three, which will draft a resolution on the fixing of water rates to be passed upon by the full committee. Tnere will be another meeting of the platform committee to-day, aid it is quitj likely that .some agreement will be tneu made on the main features of ilia docu ment to be reported to the convention for t* adoption. The following names were added to the list of candidates yesterday and last night: Superior Coun — R. P. Clement, Judga Davis Louderback, Noble Hamilton. Superintendent of Streets— James Gil leran, Will am Hughe?. School Director— J. P. X ncaiJ, Frank J. Symmes, Charles A. Muidock, Julius Colman. Auditor— Albert Heyer. Supervisor— Fourth Ward, C. JL. Dale and A. M. Ebbet9; Seventh VVard, Peter Phelau; Eighth Ward. Captain C. K. Taylor; Ninth Ward, E. B. Vreeland and A. W. Morgenstem; Twelfth Ward, George D. O'Neil. Police Coun— Hale Kix. Justice of the Peace— G. W. F. Cook. Surveyor— Charles Z. Soule. City and County Attorney— Charles H. Jackson. Recorder— Mnx Brooks. The list will be open again to-day for further additions to the number of candi dates. I JUST A LITILE RANCH. The Great Cochin Ranch Dwindles in a Satisfactory Way. Santa Fe, N. M., Sept. 27.— 8y the de cision cf the Uuited States Court of lJri \iite Land Claims to-day all tba miaeral beariug portion of the rich Coebitl district was declared to be public domain. The Canada de Coeblti gram, which claim has hung like a p*U over this great iniueral belt since it was diaonvr reM last fall, and which claimed to cover 44,000 acres, was to-day confirmed for only 3000 acr«s. 7