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THE SAN IBAKCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1902. 9 FAVORS SMLf FATALLY THIRD STREET TO BE WIDE LB FERRY SLIP THOROUGHFARE SiOTS HIMSELF UNFIT FOR Board of Works Would Open Up Northern District. Found Nearly Dead With Bullet Wound in Stomach. Sprirg Valley Company. Statement Required by Supervisors.

Pass Ordinances Affecting Pawnbrokers and Junk Dealers. TO CONGRESS Many Democratic Ballots Thrown Out in Sacramento. Bill Dealing With Elevators Is Referred to City Attorney. Supervisors Overrule Protest of Southern Pacific Company. Census Complete Shows Total of Nearly 83,000.

Alamedans Must Wait for New One to Be Constructed. Says It Will Encompass the Gradual Eradication of Chinatown. Admits He Inflicted Injury But Refuses to Give Reason for It. Enumeration Insures a Liberal Increase in Postal Facilities. Plans for Opening Up Traffic Over the Narrow Gauge Changed.


Decided changes of plans have been made in regard to the reopening of travel by way of Alameda, over what was called by custom the "narrow gauge route." The old ferry slip at Alameda Point ha3 been found to be hopelessly worn out and rotted, without sheds, flooring gone and pUing decayed, so that it would take almost as long to rebuild this slip as to rebuild the one at the end of the mole. As result It Is announced by Manager Agler that no effort will be made to resume travel by way of Alameda until the depot and slips at the end of the mole have been fully repaired. When this will be. the manager is. not able to state, becausa of the trouble in securing material and labor and the fact that the company ha3 so much construction work on hand that is already delayed.

So everybody will have to travel by way of the Seventh-street local route or on the Alameda local, which runs on First street. This forcing of all local travel through Oakland Is going to cause several changes to be made in the old system that haa been In use so long on the local lines and terries of the Southern Pacific Company Preliminary steps toward the fixing of water rates for the next fiscal year were taken by the Board of Supervisors yesterday by the adoption of resolutions directing the Board of Public Works to submit, not later than February 1, 1903, an appraisement of the properties of the Spring Valley Waterworks actually used in furnishing the city and its inhabitants with water. The board is to prepare a list of all lands, water rights, reservoir sites, the franchise and tangible prop-? erty of the corporation with a specific statement of valuation in each instance. The Spring Valley Company and all other water companies were--directed to file a list of rate payers and a statement of expenditures for operation and. construction and of receipts for the year now ending.

An ordinance was passed to print authorizing the board to appoint a stenographer to take down testimony in the investigations to be held by the board in fixing the amounts to be collected by companies and persons serving heat, light or power. The ordinance requiring dealers In junk and second-hand goods and pawnbrokers to keep for ten days, subject to inspection by the Chief of Police, all goods purchased or received In pledge before selling them and requiring daily reports setting forth a description of such articles, to be filed with the Chief of Police, were passed to pript. Harry N. Stetson was granted a special permit to construct four bay windows upon the Burritt-street, frontage of the five-story brick building to be erected on the corner of Bush and Burritt streets. The resolution setting aside $3500 out of the urgent necessity fund for the construction of a new balustrade around the rotunda of the second story of the City Hall dome was referred to the Finance Committee.

The ordinance reducing the width of the sidewalks on Third street, from Mission to Channel, from seventeen to twelve feet in order to widerl the roadway was finally passed by the Board of Super-Visors yesterday. Supervisor Curtis urged the passage of the bill, notwithstanding the protest of the Southern Pacific Company, which declares that the reduction would' Interfere with the convenience of passengers who utilize the sidewalks during certain hours of the day. Braunhart urged that this was not a good reason for neglecting to make the Improvement. The vote on the ordinance was unanimously in its favor. With the 'object of preventing constant accidents to horses through slipping or falling on the muddy coating of the pavement of Market street, between Third and Fourth, a resolution requesting Board of Public.

Works to. devise some plan whereby the mud remaining on the street shall be removed was referred to the Street Committee. The Fire Commission Informed the board that the Spring Valley Water Company has refused to reset three hydrants at Post and Montgomery streets and Post street and Grant avenue. The commission states' that numerous complaints have been made by hydrant men concerning the neglect of the Spring Valley Water Works to perform work of a similar, nature for the Fire Department where It is urgently needed. The claim of Adolph Rehfeld for damages in the sum of $2649 10, alleged to have been sustained by his saloon at the hands of a' mob near the Presidio, was referred to the Finance Committee.

The proposed ordinances regulating the operation and providing for the inspection of elevators were referred to the City Attorney. Ordinances were passed to print reducing the width of sidewalks on Frederick street, between Stanyan street and First avenue, to twelve feet, ordering the paving with bitumen of Hyde street, between Post and Sutter, and changing the grades on blocks on Treat avenue, Eighteenth and Dolores streets. Oakland Office San Francisco Call, 1118 Broadway, Dec. 1. The municipal census, tabulations of which were completed to-day, show a population for the city of Oakland of 1 This is a gain of 16,011 over the Federal census total of 66,960 taken in 1SS0.

The figures are more than satisfactory, as they prove what has been declared for two years that the Federal figures were too low and further that there has been a very heavy influx of population since that enumeration was made. Postmaster Thomas T. Dargie, under whose direction, with approval of the City Council, the census was taken. Is much gratified. The increase means much to the department, as it will secure eight new carriers and two addltonal collectors.

The census figures are In line with increase in postoffice business during the last two years. The actual work of taking the census has been In the hands of Edward A. O'Brien, who has received many compliments on the thoroughness of his arduous labors. The enumerators work has been verified and checked by the letter-carriers, who were interested in securing complete returns, because the city will go into the first-class schedule and an Increase of $150 a year will be allowed to three-year carriers. The salary will be fixed at $1000.

WARDS SHOW GAINS. Every ward In the city shows a substantial gain in population. The Seventh Ward takes first place with a total of 13,876, leading its nearest competitor, the Sixth, by 173. Every ward In the city except the First shows more than 10,000 population. In the total enumeration there are included 1035 Chinese and Japanese.

Following is a comparative table, showing the population by wards for the census of 1900 and for the special census of 1902: 1902. 1900. First Ward 7.2ti5 Second Ward .11,5:58 10.701 9.0tO Fourth Ward .12.27 Fifth Ward 10, M2 Sixth Ward 13,700 lt.efil Seventh Ward 13.87H 11.41T Chinese and Japa.nese 1,035 The Board" of Public Works filed yesterday whh llio Board of Supervisors a report compiled by City Engineer on the most available route for a thoroughfare from Grant avenue northerly and northwesterly on light gradients, to the intersection cf Bay and Hyde streets. The Board of Works deems it degiriible to construct the new street by extending Grant avenue northerly, pos-eibly widening; it on the east side between Bush and California streets and on The west tide farther north. The width cf the proposed thoroughfare is seventy-five icct.

The diagram Hied with the report also shows an approach to the thoroughfare northwesterly from the corner cr Kearny and Clay streets, crossing Portsmouth square. The report, which vas referred to the Street Committ continues: From Gram t. venue at 3uh street to its tcrminaiioa this proposed street will be almot-t level. At no point will iia gradient exceed ler cent. The approaches tj itt fcoutlieriy end.

however, have eomtwlitt sleeper gradients. Grant avenue from Sutter to iiush biretis rises at the rate of 5' per cent. 12us-U street, from Kearny street ti Giant avenue. rie at the rate of i.S per cent, LINE OF PROPOSED STREET. The rropused street would, far as practicable, follow the lines of established streets, as tor instance, Waverly place for Its entire Jengrih, two blocks, from Sacramento to Washing-ion streets; Stockton street for three blocks, from Pacific to Green streets, and Green street from Montgomery avenue to Powell street.

It will touch Montgomery avenue at the Intersection this avenue with Stockton and Green etreete, -for which point an oen circular is suggested. The last block of this thoroughfare would be along the southerly edge of Bay street, from which it would be separated by a bulkhead. Ail streets which it intersects would be crossed at grade, except Leavenworth, over which the new street would pass cn a bridge. The results of the preliminary study of the project show 1- That a broad and lightly graded thoroughfare is practicable between the points indicated, and from this thoroughfare, as a base, the gradual and complete eradication of Chinatown can be accomplished, which is the only method of securing safety and immunity Irom diseases liable to develop there. 2.

That this thoroughfare will make adjacent property very accessible and desirable for both business and residence purposes. WILL AFTORD EASY ACCESS. 3. That easy access will be afforded via this thoroughfare to the northwesterly portion ot the city, increasing the values over a large area. 4.

The main thoroughfare is projected through the area proposed for Kt Mary's Park and will accomplish the purpose of its improvement to greater extent and, with better results than the conversion of this area into a park of insigniftcart size. As further advantages an oblique street upon Sight gradients has been projected from Kearny and Clay streets to lnter-t this new thoroughfare near Broadway, and a desirable junction has been made with Montgomery avenue at its intersection with Stockton and Greer, streets, about which central point properties will be greatly increased in value by the con-etruction of the thoroughfares herein outlined. Fremont B. Welch, a master mariner, agtj 43 years, is lying: at the Emergency Hospital at the point of death, the result of a bullet wound in. his abdomen in-riieted by himself, whether intentionally or accidentally is a matter of conjecture.

Ke was found in his room at the New Western Hotel at Kearny and Washington streets at o'clock yesterday afternoon by John Perry, a bellboy, who answered a ring from the apartment. -Walch was on the bed with his coat, waistcoat and shoes removed. His shirt was bloodstained and a revolver lay on the floor alongside the bed. He managed to tell the attendant that he had been shot and then relapsed Into semiconsciousness. The proprietor of the hotel summoned Dr.

Eliiot, who found that Welch was suffering from a bullet wound in the abdomen, the missile having entered close to til navel and found an exit between the ninth and tenth ribs on the left side. His left hand was badly powder burned. Welch was very weak from the shock and could give no explanation as to how he was wounded. He was hurried to the Central Emergency Hospital, where his wound was pronounced fatal. He remained in a comatose condition for several hours, but about 8:30 o'clock he showed signs of returning consciousness and Captain of Detectives Martin dispatched Detective Braig to the hospital to obtain a statement from the dying man.

Welch admitted to the detective that the wound was inflicted by himself, but he would not answer as to whether or not the deed had been intentional. In fact, he said hardly anything of the tragedy except to admit that he was alone at the time and that the weapon was held in his hands when It was discharged. When Welch was first discovered the police thought that the circumstances surrounding the case justified a suspicion of fou! play. The fact that the button of the electric bell system, which is some distance from the bed, had been pushed, presumably after the shot had been fired, and that Welch was found in so weak a condition as to probably preclude the possibility of his walking across the room, gave, rise to a surmise that a second party was in the room. Investigation, however, seems to dispel this suspicion.

Welch has been living at the New Western Hotel since October 9. He came here from Seattle" as first mate on the sailing vessel St. David and since arriving in the city is said to have drunk heavily. He was seeking a berth as captain on some sailing vessel, a position he was capable of filling, as evidenced by his master mariner certificate. His inability to secure a position evidently depressed him.

He returned from a visit to a shipping office shortly before he shot himself and went directly to his room. He was not seen again until discovered by the bellboy. The hotel management thought that Mary Law, until recently employed as a chambermaid in the hotel, might know something of. the tragedy, as she had been very friendly with Welch. She was found on Kearny street by Detective Braig and taken to police headquarters, where 1 she made a statement.

She admitted she had occupied Welch's room for several days past, but said she left there at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon and did not return until after Welch had been removed to the hospital. Welch is a native of Boston and has been going to sea since he wras a boy. He had no intimate friends in this city, so far as is known and was unable to give any account of his connections. Space "No "Friends of Defeated. Nominee Watch Count and May-Contest Bell's Election.

SACRAMENTO," Dec. There was a startling disclosure in the recount of the votes cast -for Police Judge, which began to-day and which Includes the entire city of Sacramento. In the Third Precinct of thfr Second Supervisorial District thirty-one votes -were thrown out. Of these twenty-seven' were ballots. The Democratic County Convention made no nomination for County Clerk or County Surveyor.

The official ballot, therefore, contained under each of these offices the usual blank and the words "No nomination." Many Democratic voters stamped the in the blank opposite "No nomination." Judge Shields, before whom the recount Is proceeding, rules that, according to the Supreme Court decision, all such ballots roust be rejected. If anything like the same vratlo of rejected ballots shall be found In the other precincts of the city the result would be to elect Republicans instead of Democrats to county offices, and, politicians declare, it may change the result on Congressman, as Bell's margin over Coombs is very narrow. Coombs' friends are vigilant and if they find that he has a chance to win by a recount a recount will be demanded. ROYAL ITALIAN BAND SCORES BIG SUCCESS Second Concert Given Last Night Pleases Large and Appreciative Audience. Ellety's Royal Italian Band gave another delightful concert last night at Mechanics' Pavilion.

There was a. large audience and encores were frequent and well earned. The overture "Tannhauser" was admirably rendered. The band gave the wondeiful composition its. true value and a torrent of applause followed the performance.

Rossini's exquisite "Cujus Animam" was given as a trombone solo by Signor Marino and seldom has so fine a rendition been heard here. Rivela's polka, "Butterflies," was a sprightly and bright performance and Verdi's "La Tra-vlata," the entire fourth act, was played In such a manner as to rouse the audience to give vent to loud "bravos." Des Ormes' march "Boulanger" and Wald-r teufel's waltz "Pomona" created a perfect furor and the rendition of Yradier's "La Paloma" was', rewarded with the heartiest applausel Some of the most tuneful numbers of Verdi's "Rlgoletto" were beautifully and originally treated. Emillo Rtvela, the able conductor, deserves the highest credit for last night's very admirable concert. The public showed its appreciation. The concerts promise to continue to be one of the great attractions among the city's entertainments.

TELLS OF THE BEAUTY OF SAMOAN ISLANDS Dr. David Starr Jordan jjectures on Land of Tropical Flowers and Sunshine. Dr. David Starr Jordan delivered a lecture on "Samoa" at the Academy of Sciences last evening before one of the biggest audiences seen In the auditorium for some time. Dr.

Jordan through his travels In Samoa become so conversant with the customs and characteristics of the place that he Is able to tell much that is most interesting. He told of Robert Louis Stevenson and the unique life he led in Samoa, and speaking of the customs of the people spok amusingly of the preparation of a native beverage which was "spicy but benumbing." Dr. Jordan, speaking of the present American commandant, paid a compliment to that gentleman's conduct of. American affairs, which were, he said, handled with wisdom. At the concdluslon of the lecture Dr.

Jordan exhibited some admirable slides, representing Samoa's most 'picturesque spots, which proved not only Interesting but instructive. CONTESTS THE ELECTION OF WILLIAM BL LANGDON Theobald P. Bayer, as a citizen and taxpayer, filed a contest of the election of William H. Langdon to the office of Superintendent of Schools yesterday. He alleges that at least 3200 ballots, or enough to elect R.

H. Webster, Republican candidate, on whose behalf the contest is filed, were thrown out, and that there were at least ten votes in each precinct In this city cast for Langdon that should be thrown Qtit on account of irregularities in the marking. Langdon was the candidate of the Democratic and Union Labor parties. The contest will be beard in Judge Hebbard's court December 12. Th is most beautifully finished Thai's nothing so are others: The action and tone of the Sohmer have never been equalled Thafcs everything: Played daily in oiir reception rooms.

Visit- us during the holidays BYRON MAUZY POST ST. 5leinf- Sohmer Piano -cilian Piano Player Voters Mark Blank Opposite Words I plans that have been talked about, but with which nothing has been done because they could wait while other things which needed more attention were put forward. These are a few things that are now under consideration as a consequence of the present condition of affairs. Complete reorganization of the Oakland system, establishment of a system of "flyers" on First street in order that East Oakland, Fruitvale and the country beyond may be served better, while the regular local will only run to Thirtieth avenue, and the establishment of the long-talked-of "twenty minute" boat system ia the crowded evening hours, is contemplated. The broadgauging of the narrow gauge from Alameda to San Jose or the picnic grounds of the Santa Cruz Mountains before next summer is also being considered.

The destruction of so much of the narrow gauge rolling stock by fire has left the road crippled, and there is no desire upon the part of the company to purchase any more. It is figured that If this Is not done a very large and profitable plcnlo business will be lost next year, simply because of the lack of cars to haul it. The through travel of the narrow gauge system' will be handled through the old freight slip, which was not very badly injured by the fire. This is what Manager Aglet has to say about these plans: All local travel will be handled as at present untij the depot and slips at the end of the Alameda mole are rebuilt. It has been found to be utterly impossible to utilize the old slip at Alameda Point because It ia in such a stale of decay.

It has been dismantled and is useless. Main line passengers and freight will be handled through the new freight slip, whicl was not seriously damaged by the fire. When the new denoc will be completed it is impossible to say, owing to the difficulty of getting material, but it will be pushed as rapidly a is possible, for it has become one of our urgent pieces of work. The new building will be similar to the old one, but will be built upon hard ground and the slips dredeed. There are a number of other changes that are under consideration growing out of this condition of affairs, but none of them have been Licensed to Marry.

OAKLAND, Dec. 1. The following marriage licenses were Issued to-day: Carl S. Nelson, aged 23. San Francisco, and Wilhelmina G.

Bengson, 27, Oakland; Carl S. Biers. 26, and Annie J. Breusel, 26, both of Oakland; Paul Kalb, 23, and Hilarita Espinosa, 23 both of San Francisco; Charles Pape, 23, and Lyda E. Thomas, IS, both of Haywards; Frank A.

Josephs, 21, San Francisco, and Amelia 1L Brown, 13. Oakland: Martin S. Francis, 30, Alvarado, and Lenora G. Colhoun. 23, San Leandro; William J.

Modriga, 24, and May D. Houghson, 19, of Oakland. ADVERTISEMENTS. CATARRH Often begin3 with a cold in. the head, but it never stops there.

The tendency is always from bad to worse. The simple cold becomes a protracted, stubborn one, while the discharge from the nose grows more profuse and offensive. The inflammation extends to the throat and bronchial tubes, causing hoarseness, a tickling sensation and an aggravating cough. The foul matter that is continually dropping back into the throat finds its way into the stomach, resulting in a distressing form of dyspepsia, nausea, and loss of appetite and strength. The GATEWAY catarrhal poisons are absorbed into "TQ the blood, and all the membranes CONSUMPTION.

of the body become infected, and -what was supposed to be purely a local disease has become constitutional, deep seated and chronic Sprays, washes, powders, salves and other external remedies give only temporary, relief, and the disappointed and disgusted patient finally give3 up ia despair and declares catarrh incurable. The only way to get rid of catarrh permanently is to treat it through the blood. The system must be toned up and all impurities removed from the blood, and thi3 S. S. S.

does promptly and thoroughly. It expels from the circulation everything of an irritating, poisonous character, allow ing tne inilamea membranes to heal when the mucous discharges tmspv and th -mao- h0 done to the health is Soon repaired. S.S.S., keeps the blood in such a healthy, vigorous condition that cold, damp weather or sudden changes in the temperature are not so apt to bring on catarrhal troubles. S. S.

S. is a vegetable medicine unequaled as a blood purifier, and the best of all tonicsjust the remedy needed to thor. oughly and effectually cure catarrh. Tha Swift Specific Atlanta, Ga. PLATES AT COST.

Free dental clinic for the poor. Graduates only. Extraction fre. Open Sundays and evenings. POST-GRADUATE DENTAL COLLEGE, '3 Taylor ccr.

Golden Cate S. F. VX T. Henry French. NEW YORK, Dec.

1. T. Henry French, noted as a theatrical manager and producer of many celebrated dramas, died to-night, after a lingering illness. H-H- Meets Death in Bed Wfcile Flames Rage About Her. The home-of Mrs.

Mary Delehante, a woman past 70 years of age, caught fire at a late hour last night and the old lady was suffocated while she lay in "her bed. The cause of the fire 'is not known, but It was probably due to the explosion of a lamp, which was left on the table. Mrs. Delehante was the mother of three sons, one of whom, George, who is employed as a bartender in a saloon on Howard street, near First, lived with her at their home in the rear of 410 Harrison street. Flames were seen coming from the roof of the" house, and an alarm was immediately turned in, but owing to the steep grades the fire department was unable to reach the scene until the house was nearly destroyed.

Mrs. Delehante was very feeble, and had been confined to her bed for some time. When found by the firemen she lay In her bed as If sleeping. The rooni she occupied was not destroyed by the flames, but she suffocated from the smoke. i George Delehante was at his work and knew nothing of the accident until some time after the body had been removed.

PROBES THE ALLEGED ELECTION SCANDAL The Grand Jury commenced Its Investigation yesterday of the alleged crooked work at the Almshouse oh election day. More than two dozen witnesses were examined," but when the jury adjourned at 11 o'clock last night there were still a number of witnesses who had not been sworn. The investigation will be continued at 2:30 o'clock on Wednesday. Sixteen of the Inmates of the Almshouse were examined yesterday afternoon and last night. The anteroom of the Grand Jury's chambers resembled, a part of the Almshouse yesterday afternoon.

The aged inmates were brought there In hacks and carry-alls. The jury did not get very much material testimony from them. They all testified that they had heard reports of inmates who had Bold their votes, but they could not say defln-ately of their own knowledge that crooked work had been done. The election officers of the Almshouse precinct were also examined. They told about Registrar Walsh's visit and the subsequent developments.

Williams and Beal Arraigned. Thomas H. Williams and Truxtun Beale appeared before Judge Cook yesterday and were arraigned on the charge of assault to murder for shooting Frederick Marriott at his residence, 1018 Green street. They pleaded not guilty and the case was continued till next Monday to be set. Theyswere represented by Attorney Harry T.

Creswell. Attorney S. M. Shortridge appeared as special prosecutor. Late Shipping Intelligence.

OCEAN STEAMERS. CHERBOURG Sailed Dec. 1 Stnv Deutschland, from Hamburg and Southampton, for New York. NEW YORK Arrived Dec. 1 Stmr LahP, from Genoa.

Nanles and Gibraltar; stmr La Champagne, from Havre. The Newest Fad "CARTOONS fii COLOR" Twelve Beautiful Art Supplements Free to CALL Dally Readers. One Each Week, viz: Dec. 7, "Dorothy." Dec. 14, "Cupid Hold the Reins." Dec.

21, "A Fair Masquerader." Dec. 28, "When Hearts Art Trumps." Jan. 4, 'The Coquettt." Jan. 11, "Vanity." Jan. 18, "Cupid Baits the Hook." Jan.

25, "Our Summer Girl." Feb. 1. "Beauty at the Link." Feb. 8, "Momingr Glories." Feb, 15, "Only a Roee." Feb. 22.

"Between the AGED WOMAN IS SUFFOCATED iTT i riTT i rl BERKELEY HONORS FIRST ARBOR DAY Sequoia Is Dedicated John Muir, Great Naturalist. to BERKELEY, Dec. With the planting of trees in every schoolyard and with public exercises attended by hundreds of townspeople, the college town celebrated to-day its first annual Arbor day. As a fitting close to the holiday a sequoia was given a resting place in the high school grounds and dedicated to California's great nature lover, John Muir. The day's exercises commenced with a celebration In each of the nine grammar schools of the city.

Prominent educators and members of the School Board delivered addresses at the various schools and at each place from five to fifteen trees were set out by the classes. Redwoods, manrones, ash and oak from the heights of the Santa Cruz Mountains were set out by the hands of the children, whose grandchildren will enjoy the shade of the matured trees. At 2 o'clock in the afternoon the main part of the day's programme took place in the yard of the high school, where a large grandstand had been erected to accommodate the spectators. By the hour set fully 500 people had assembled to witness the simple ceremonies attending the dedication of the Muir tree. The chairman of the occasion, Charles L.

Biedenbach, opened the programme by giving an account of how he was forced as a reporter on one of the city dallies to attend the farcical tree planting on Goat Island many years ago, and -he offered a prayer that Berkeley's efforts might be more productive of good results than were those. Professor E. J. Wlckson, who also took part In the Arbor day ceremony on Goat then followed with an explanation of why such a day had not become a public holiday throughout the State, and he voiced his hopes that Berkeley's example would be followed by other towns in California. J.

W. Richards followed with an address on the significance of Arbor day in the Eastern States and Professor W. L. Jep-son of the university gave a brief account of the utility of such a holiday from, the economic point of view. A poem appropriate to the occasion was then delivered by Charles Keeler, after which Captain W.

H. Marston, representing the Town Board, stamped the ground around the John Muir memorial redwood and the day's programme was complete. Theicommittee whose labors brought the occasion to a successful termination was composed of the following: C. L. Biedenbach, chairman; Thomas Rlckard, Mrs.

George W. Haight, Mrs. G. A. Easton, Mrs.

Charles Keeler, Mrs. J. N. Le Conte, Mrs. J.

Lynch, Mrs. J. M. Pierce, Miss Emily Bergen, Allen G. Freeman, J.

W. Warnlck and H. W. Furlong. MAYOR ISSUES NOTICE FOR TWO LEGAL HOLIDAYS City Departmento Close To-Day and Thursday, but County Offices Remain Open.

Mayor Schmitz yesterday issued a proclamation giving public notice to the electors that the municipal elections to be held to-day and next Thursday for the purpose of voting for or against the proposition to Issue bonds for the acquisition of the Geary-street road and certain amendments to the charter will be legal holidays. The so-called county offices, including the Sheriff, Assessor, Treasurer, Recorder, County Clerk, Tax Collector, Auditor, Justices of the Peace and Registrar, will be open for business today and only the city offices will be closed. Andreas Dippel HI. Andreas Dippel. the accomplished tenor, who was dated to appear In concert here next week, has been taken suddenly and severely ill in Texas.

The concert series in which" Mr. Dippel was to sing has been therefore given up. Much sympathy ts expressed for Mr. Dippel, who is greatly admired here, and local singers will regret sincerely his non-appearance. BROOKINGS.

S. Dec. 1. The Bank of Aurora entered by burglars to-day, but the electric alarms sounded and three culprits were caught. One of them was shot twice in the Totals .82,974 66,960 60,960 Gain over 1900 18,014 Besides taking the population census the enumerators have secured statistics conernlng the number of old dwellings that are vacant, their condition, as well as the number of new buildings completed or in course of construction.

Superintendent O'Brien estimates that there will be shown that not more than 200 vacant dwellings are standing in this city, and that many of these are uninhabitable because of age and lack of repair. Many of these houses cannot be classed as dwellings, the enumerators Leport, because they are beyond rebuild ing, as soon as tne nnais are compieiea as to population and filed with the Secretary of State the building figures will be tabulated. POSTMASTER GIVES VIEWS. Conecrning the returns Postmaster Dargie said to-day: I am very much gratified that we 'have made so thorough a canvass. There was never, any doubt in the postoffice that the city had a population approximating: 80,000.

Our sales and the amount of mall matter we handled forced us to that conclusion. One reason why the fifrures show so strongly by comparison with the Federal census is because the latter was taken in June, when a large population ia out of town on vacation. There Is no doubt that the city has srown rapidly during; the last two years. Everything: shows that, and the census figures fully confirm our. belief.

The enumeration' was made with the utmost care, and after it was completed I secured sworn statements from every canvasser to the correctnesa of bis work. The postoffice will be entitled to eight more letter carriers and two mote mail collectors under this enumeration. CONTRA COSTA LAUNDRY PASSES FROM OLD CONTROL Institution Has Not Been Making Money Owing to Strong Competition. OAKLAND. Dec.

1. The Contra Costa Laundry Association, the oldest in California, was sold to-day to a coterie of San Francisco capitalists. Negotiations have been going on for some time between the owners and the purchasers, but the details were not fully adjusted until to-day. Just who the San Francisco purchasers are and what the terms of the deal are P. E.

Dalton, one of the three principal owners, refused to-night to say, on the ground that the interested parties had all agreed to withhold the Information until to-morrow. "The laundry, has not paid as it used to," said Mr. Dalton, "and that is one of the reasons for the sale, though there are other reasons, too. The purchasers are men of means who propose to put a lot of money In the plant and build the business up again." The Contra Costa Laundry was established in 1S59 by J. C.

Davis at Laundry Farm In the Fruitvale foothills. In 1861, during the big flood, it was washed away, and hen W. H. Bovee, ex-Mayor of Oakland, who became Interested It, removed It to Oakland. Afterward Pliny Bartlett, G.

H. Hallett and P. E. Dalton came into the possession of it, which they have held for thirty years. LARGEST DEATH IN HISTORY OF MORGUE Numerous Street Car Accidents and Carbolic Acid Suicides Help to Swell the List.

During the month of November more single deaths were recorded than during any other month In the history of the Morgue. Barring the months of the glass factory accident and the wreck of the Rio de Janeiro the record of bodies received at the Morgue during last month was by far the largest yet, 126 bodies having been taken to the city charnel house Out of these, sixty-three were natural cause cases, forty-one were accidental, eight lives were sacrificed in street-car accidents, twelve deaths were due to gas asphyxiation, four cases of drowning, one of justifiable homicide, two of murder and fifteen of suicide. Of the latter, eight deaths were caused by carbolic acid poisoning, three by carbon monoxide poisoning and the other four by gunshot wounds. Man Killed at Mole. OAKLAND, Dec.

1. An unidentified man was struck by the Stockton train on the mole at 6:30 o'clock to-night and- instantly killed. He had nothing in his pockets but the business card of a South San Francisco hotel with the name on the back of Charles Thiery, whom he probably was seeking. The man was poorly dressed In a black coat and vest, checkered trousers and soft shirt lie was a laboring man, COMMITTEES ARE NAMED BY PRESIDENT EELSHAW California Miners' Association Work Is Intrusted to Men Identified i With Mining. President Belshaw of the California Miners Association has appointed committees as follows: Executive J.

H. Xeff (chairman). E. C. W.

C. Ralston. Harold T. Power, F. ftavis, A.

Ceminetti. Tirey L. Ford. V. YV.

Montague. Charles G. Yale, Edward Coleman, Andrew Carrigaji. Mark B. Kerr, J.

Mc-Bride. J. J. Crawford, B. K.

Shoeeraft, C. Bush, Lr. C. T. Ieane.

David McClure J. V. C. Maxwell. E.

A. Belcher, J. F. Halloran. John McMurry.

W. S. Keyes. V. H.

McClintock. Dan T. Cole. George H. Wallis, F.

F. Thomas, Frank R. Vehe. Julian Sonntag, Fred Bradley. V.

P. Hammon, J. O. Harron, Jobn M. Wright.

County executive Alameda, Professor S. B. Christy. Frank A. Leach; Amador, J.

F. Parks, J. B. Treloan; Butte. A.

Ekman, Frank Grif-lin; Calaveras, A. I. McSorley, F. J. Solinsky; El Dorado, Thomas Clark.

H. E. Picket; Freno, A. R. Briggs, W.

H. McKenzie; Kern. John Tread well. li. F.

Brooks; Mariposa, C. C. Drby, A. H. Ward; Mono, R.

T. Pierce, K. H. Turner: Nevada, A. D.

Foote, W. F. Englebright: Northern California, Lewis T. Wright, H. W.

Turner, W. I. Hupp Placer, William Nichols W. S. Graham; Plu-tnas.

Georpe Ftandart, U. S. Webb; Sacramento, J. H. Batcher.

A. C. Hinkson; Santa Clara, Ellard W. Carson. Thomas Derby; San Francisco Louis Glass, Arthur C.

Bates; Fhasta, Fred Hurst, W. J. Gillespie; Sierra, W. I. Redding.

George F. Taylor; Southern California, H. Z. Osborne. Theodore B.

Com-etock, F. W. Braun; Tuolumne, Fred Suttnn, A. C. Morrison; Yuba.

W. B. Meek, F. R. Lord: Sonoma.

C. A. Grimmer, Alfred Abbey. Finance Andrew Carrigan (chairman), Joseph Sloss. J.

O. Harron. Legislation John F. Davis (chairman), W. E.

lmrdner, J. R. Tyrrell, W. C. Ralston, F.

g. Moody, A- E. Muenter, R. O. Rust.

Mineral lands and conservation of water K. C. Voorheis (chairman), Marlon de Vries, A. D. Foote.

H. E. Picket. B. S.

Rector. Department of mines and mining W. C. Palston. Ruse G.

Lukens, Tirey L. Ford. H. Dunton. SICKNESS CAUSES DLLY IN TRIAL OF KNOWLTON Luck teems to pursue Joseph Knowlton, who is under arrest on a charge of em bezzling the funds of the St.

Nicholas Ho- tel. For the second time since the calling cf fcis case in Judge Graham's court it lias been postponed on account of the ill- l.tfcs of a juror. The first time, E. P. Sjovall delayed the trial by fainting in court and the case was put over until yesterday.

When it was called Sjovall was still absent, as also C. Darling, another juror. Who sent word to the court that he was too 111 to attend. Judge Graham continued the case until Wednesday and announced that he would call a special venire, out of whih he woiild replace the jurors unless they appeared. GRAPE-NUTS.

WEED TEETH. Eerious Failure of Body Comes From Lack of a Good Grindirj Mill. "A few years ego Mother had her teeth ell taken cut, hoping in that way to relieve her suffering, but failed, and it left her gums so sensitive that the wearing cf false teeth or the proper mastication of food vere equally Impossible, so that In the tpring of 1901 she failed rapidly, mind fcnd body both giving away, and for many weeks life and reason were despaired of. "At one call cf her physician he said the absolutely must take more nourishment, something easily digested, 'try I Immediately obtained a package, prepared some with good, rich cream, and fed her from a teaspoon. She began to take it regularly and liked the food so well she would ask between times if we had any ready for her.

She began to Improve at once. "li. is now three months since she began eating the food. She has fully recovered her health, looks better and is fleshier and stronger mentally and physically than for many months previous. "Grape-Nuts furnished the nourishment for her that it seemed impossible to get from any other kind of food." Name given by return Battle Creek.

Mich. RAISING MONEY TO FREE BUILDING INDEBTEDNESS Well Known Ladies Collecting Subscriptions for Young Men's Christian Association. Up to the present time more than $58,000 has been subscribed toward the fund that is being raised to free the splendid building of the Young Men's Christian Association from indebtedness. A committee of well-known ladies recently organized what is known as the "mothers' tribute fund," and the- committee will ask every mother and woman interested in the welfare of young men and boys to make a contribution toward the raising of the $100,000 needed to free the association property from Incumbrance. Subscriptions are asked for on condition that the entire amount be secured.

Mrs. I I Baker, Mrs. William H. Crocker. Mrs.

George W. Gibbs. Mrs. Isi-dor Lowenberg and Mrs. E.

W. McKln-stry form the committee, with Mrs. John Merrill as chairman. The soliciting will be carried on -largely by correspondence, arid the committee -purposes to reach, either through the press or. by personal letter, every woman in San Francisco who is interested in its future citizens, asking them to contribute some amount to this mothers' or woman's tribute fund.

The association appeals to all classes, being strictly undenominational and non-sectarian, and because of the broad and liberal manner in which it! large and diversified work is carried on. The result of the ladies' work will be made public from time to time. All communications regarding this special fund should be addressed to Mrs. John F. Merrill, chairman, association building, 208 Mason street.

DONOVAN EXONERATED BY THE EVIDENCE The female relatives of Mary Donovan tried very hard yesterday morning to con vince a Coroner' jury that John Dono van, her husband, had forced her to swallow the carbolic acid that ended her life last Sunday week at her 3679 Twenty-hm. street. Attorney John Barrett appeared for the family and mercilessly crcts-examined the husband and his little children, but could find no peg upon which to hang the terrible accusation that had been made without a shadow of justification. It was shown that Donovan had worked for eighteen years at his trade as a teamster and that he gave his wife all of his earnings. The couple saved enough to buy a house for $1600 an a lot near the Park Panhandle.

It was shown that when Mrs. Donovan was drinking she had a bad temper, and her husband often beat her. The jury returned a verdict censuring Donovan for not haying prevented his wife from -swallowing the poison. He swore that he thought the glass In her hand contained coal oil. Jury Censures Some Employe." In the inquest yesterday on the body of J.

C. Morris, the aged porter who fell down the elevator shaft In the King-Morse car.nery warehouse on November 23, the Coroner's jury found that his death was- caused "probably by the neglect of some employe, who should have replaced the bar across the opening of 1 tht ahaU".

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