4 SUN JOSE MYSTERY. An Inquest Held on the Body of Elezer Frost. NO TRACE OF POISON. Expert Chemists Will Make a More Searching Investigation. TRUST DEEDS PLACED ON FILE. The Widow Given a Life Interest In Forty Acres of Valuable Land. SAN JOSE, Cal., July 17.— An autopsy was held on the body of Elczer Frost, the old pioneer who died Monday afternoon, by Drs. Trueraan and Burr last evening. This was done at the request of Erwin Frost, who was not satisfied with the cause of his father's death. Nothing was found in the stomach to indicate poisoning, but a chemical analysis will be made. This morning Coroner Secord summoned the following jury for an inquest: J. S. Vox, J. M. Harkins, C. Knapp, C. Bernhardt. F. B. Bowker. P. C. Dahoney and James Lemoney. Mrs. Dora Frost and several others were examined, but nothing startling was developed, and the inquest was adjourned until to-morrow, when the chemists will report upon the examination of the dead man's stomach. Willi&m B. Vinter this morning filed a number of trust deeds made by Frost. They are for portions of a 378-acre ranch on the cattle road, near this place. This property alone is worth $7-3,000. By the deeds fileci the widow is given a life interest in forty acres of land and the children are given like interests in divisions of from ten to twenty acres each, the title of these tracts to go to their children at the death of those who have life interests. I.XT TIIEIB CAPTIVE ESCAPE. A Man Wanted for Grand Larceny Itc- leased by Officers. SAN JOSE, Cal., July 17.— Officer Prindiville last evening arrested T. M. Ward on information received from San Francisco that he was wanted for stealing a wagon and two horses. Ward was arrested at the Eclipse stables, where he had just It ft the- rig. and when taken to the City Hal! protested his innocence. He asked that a telephone message be sent to Mc- Clererty'a stable in Oakland, and word was received that he had rented a riir there for a month. Inquiry of both the Oakland -an Francisco police developed the fact that there was no warrant there and he was not wanted, and he was released. This morning word was received frcra San Francisco that Ward was wanted for grand larceny there and that a mistake had been made last night when word was pent to release him. Chief Kidward immediately started out to find Ward, but he had left on an early morning train, leaving the rig here. Last nipnt he tried to borrow $25 on the team and wagon, and finally agreed to take $2 50. ALLEOLI) AItSOXISTS IX JAIL. Chinamen Accused of Looting and Set- .'i»jj7 Fire to a Jtcsidmce. SAN JOSE, Cal.. July 17.— Jim Chuen, the; Chinese cook suspected of robbing Judge Spencer's residence of about $1200 worth of jewelry and then setting fire to the house to hide the theft, is in jail, but all efforts to locate the stolen jewels have proved futile. Ching Sing, a friend of Jim Chuen, has also been arrested as an accomplice. Ching Sing was in the Spencer residence on the night of the fire, and it is believed heknows something about the crime. The men will be held on a charge of burglary, pending an investigation. Several search warrants were issued today, but none of the stolen property was discovered. OFFICERS J\STAZLED. A Aftr Hegitne Taken i'luirgf of the Order of Chosen friends. SAN JOSE, Cal.. July 17. — Deputy Grand Councilor A. E. Weber installed the following officers of Garden City Council No. 62. Order of Chosen Friends, last evening: Councilor, Mrs. C. Harris; vice-councilor, Mrs. H. Krl'.ey: secretary, A. E. AVeber; treasurer, E. Witkowsky; prelate, Mr?. A. C. "Waldorf; marshal, J. J. Conmy ; warden, J. Nugent; guard, Calvin Murray. A fine musical programme was rendered after the installation, followed by a dance and banquet. Destroyed by a Blaze. SAN JOSE, Cal , July 17.— A frame building at 10 Orchard street was gutted by lire about 3 o'clock this morning. The building is owned by J. Foster and the damage amounts to about $300. About $150 worth of furniture belonging to John Edson, stored in the place, was totally destroyed. The tire was evidently the work of an incendiary. There was no insurance on the place. SCHOOLS OPEN MONDAY Entertainment at the New Potrero School This Evening. Revised List of Principals of the Various Schools— Few Transfers Made. The City schools will open on Monday. Most of the teachers have returned from their vacation visits and outing 3, and they and their young charges have gained a fund of strength for their respective duties tne coming year. There will be two new school buildings ready for use, the Douelas and the Potrero. The James Lick and North Cosmopolitan buildings have been remodeled and generally improved, and it is possible all the rooms of the latter will not be ready for occupancy by Monday. The Board of Education has provided for that contingency by renting Bersaglieri Hall, on Stockton street, near Union, to accommodate some of the pupils. The number of teachers, including principals and substitutes, ia 904. It is probable that a few transfers may be made, which will necessitate a slight change in the assignment list, which, in the main, will remain intact. The principals who will be at the head of the various sciiools are as follows: South Cosmopolitan, Adolph Herbst; South End Primary. Miss Ida E. Coles; South San Francisco Primary, William W. Stoae; Spring Valley Grammar, Silas A. White; Stanford Primary, Min Edith H. Crowley; Starr Klne Trlmarv, Miss Kate Conklin; Sutro Primary, Miss >lnry Manner; Washington Grammar, Thomas H". Mo< an hy; Webster Primary, Miss Agnes M: Manning; west 2nd) Miss Ella Mc- Carthy; Whittier Primary, Miss Kmma E. .ctincen: Winfield Scott Primary. Mrs. Emma S. Code; Business Evening. Elhert C. Kilpatrick; Hamilton Evening, Ed Win W. Bunnoll; Horace Mann Evening, James It. Dwyer. acting principal; Lincoln Evening, Alexander H. McDonald; Potrero Evening, An<ire« - J. Frecse: Washington Eveninp, Miss Phllomena M. Nolan; Anassiz Primary, Miss Barah J.Jones: Bernat Heights Primary, Miss Mary E. Keating; Lowell High, Frank Morton; Broadway Grammar, Miss .Ti-»n Ptirkcr. Buena Yli ta Primary. Miss Amelia G. Catlin; Chinese Primary, Miss Rose Thayer; Clement Grammar, If in Mary E. Cftllahx'n; Cleveland Primary, Miss Annie E. Slavan; Cooper Primary, Mrs. Celine K. Pechln; Columbia Grammar, Mrs. Lizzie K. Bnrke; Crocker Grammar, William H. Edwards; Dcnman Grammar, Azro L. Mann; liouglass Primary, Miss Winifred L. Tarpey; Edison Primary", Mix* A. B. Chalmers; Emerson Primary, Miss Sara M. Wilson; Everett Grammar, Mrs. Frances A. Banning; Fairmount Primary, Miss Clara M. Johnston; Franklin Grammar, .James 6. Kenncy; dl-'remoiit Primary, Miss Rose Goldsmith; Garfield Primary, Miss Mary A. Scherer; Girls' High, El isha Brooks; Qolden <;ate Primary, Mr*. Aurelia Griflßth; HRight Primary, Miss Mary A. Haswell; Hamilton Grammar, William A. Robertsonj Harrison Primary, Mr<. Mary L. O'Neal; Hawthorne Primary, Mrs. .surah J. Uann ; Hearst Grammar. Mrs. Nettie A. Wood; Henry Durant Primary, Mrs. Georgia Washourn: Horace Mann Grammar, Joseph O'Connor; Ilumboldt Primary, Miss Mary A. Castelhun; Irving Primary, Miss Caroline B. Barlow ; James Lick Grammar. Charles W. Moores; John Swett Grammar, Albert Lyßer; Jefferson Primary, Miss Mary M. Murphy; Lafayette Primary, Miss 11. M. Fairchild; Le Conte Primary, Miss Margery C. Robertson; I.asjiiiia Honda Primary, ' Miss Katherine F. Casey; Lincoln Grammar, James T. Hamilton; Longfellow Primary, Miss Jennie Pmlth; Kadi■on Primary, Miss JLlizabeth F. Uartlett; Marshall Primary, Mrs. Margaret H. Walker; Mis•nimmar, Mrs. Janet It. Craven; Monroe Primary. Mr.-. Annie M. Hagarty; Moulder Primary, Mrs. Katherine E. Brogan: Normal School, Miss Laura T. Fowler, acting principal; North Cosmopolitan Grammar, Miss Margaret McKenzie; Ocean House Primary. Daniel .7. Delay; Paclrlc-avenne Primary, Miss Ida E. .-iniw; Pacific Heights Grammar. Miss Alice M. Stinccn; Pcaboiiy Primary. Mi.«s Gertrude H. ("ahalin; Polytechnic. High School, Walter N. Binb: Potrero Primary, Kichard D. Faulkner; Redding Primary. Mi«s" Mary A. Deane: Richmond Primary, Mrs. Anna E. Tiernan; Rincon Graromnr, Miss Elizabeth A. Cleveland; Sheridan Primary, Mr*. Sai*a A. Miles; Sherman Primary, Miss Jennie M. A. Hurley. At noon to-day the Board of Education will meet for the purpose of receiving bids for school furniture, for moving the Sutro Primary School building from Nineteenth avenue, near Point Lobos, to Twelfth or Thirteenth avenue, between California and Clement streets, and for fifty platform scales for weighing coal. This evening there will be appropriate opening exercises at the new Potrero School, in which members of the board will participate. FISHING NEAE GAPITOLA. One of the Records of the Sea- Bon Made by A. H. Boomer Jr. S. W. "Watrous writes to The Call regarding the excellent sport with rod and reel which is being had at present near Capitols. A record in the line was made A. H. Boomer and His Big Salmon. [From a photograph.] yesterday when A. H. Boomer Jr., a young man of Capitola, captured a 26-pound salmon. This was the best item in a good day's sport. The rish was caupht off Capitola from Captain C. F. Taylor's launch About 1600 people are encamped near Capitola, all on pleasure bent, and the report is, "still they come." THE POLICE CHANGES. Xo Action Taken as Vet— Th« Charges Against Sergeant Cooke Dismissed. The Board of Police Commissioners met last night and listened for over three hours to the testimony in the charges against Sergeant Jesse 13. Cooke of brutally treating Chinese. The complaining witnesses were: Chung <£van, 811 Dupont street, who charged the sergeant with striking him with a cane on April 18, and Gwan Loy, 35 Waverley place, who charged him with throwing him downstairs. The sergeant was on these occasions in charge of the Chinatown squad. The Commissioners dismissed thecharges, believing in the case of Gwan Loy the testimony of the witnesses for the defense that he fell downstairs. In the otber case no evidence was shown that Chung Quan had been struck with the cane. Yesterday morning Gwan Loy swore out a warrant for Cooke's arrest in Judge Campbell's court on the charge of assault with means and force to produce great bodily injury. The warrant was served upon him and he was arrested. The Commissioners took no action last night in regard to the resignations of the eight officers, including Captain* Douglass, Stone and Short. The petition signed by downtown merchants asking that Captain Douglass be retained was before them, but it will not be considered until after July iiO, the date fixed for the resignations to be all sent in. As soon as the Board of Supervisors pass the necessary appropriation for the additional seventy-five men, the reorganization of the districts and appointments of captains, lieutenants and sergeants will be effected. The claim of the eagle to the title of king of birds seems to be slightly clouded by an incident reported from Stafford County, Ya. A gentleman down there was watching an unusually fine bald eagle grandly sailing around in the air a few days ago when lie noticed a Jittle bee martin 'rise in the air and make straight for the eagle. He wondered what the martin's object could be. and was surprised to see it sail in boldly to tear the feathers out of the big eagle. But he was amazed to see the eagle, after a few moments of effort at bestting off the little bird, sail away in full flight, making every effort to escape from the ! martin. The martin followed up closely for a while, making a savage jab at the eagle every few yards, but was finally left behind through the superior retreating powers of the big eagle. fHE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1895. THE BAY DISTRICT RACES Chevalier's Poor Riding Loses a Race for Sport McAllister. DON GARA WAS OVERLOOKED. The Pleasanton Stable's Bernardo Wins a Handicap In Very Fast Time. Among the spectators at the track yesterday was William Pinkerton, a member of the noted Pinkerton Detective Agrccy of Chicago, who is an admirer ol the thoroughbred horse. Joe Narvaez made his reappearance in the saddle yesterday after his long term of enforced retirement, riding Rey del Bandidos at 112 pounds in the two-year-old race. Joe showed the effects of his long let-up, but no doubt will soon resume his old form. With two racetrack* in operation the coming winter, there is apt to Le a dearth of thoroughbreds In the racing line, notwithstanding the large number of Eastern ownern that have signified their Intention of coming to California this fall. So thought the California Jockey Club, for yesterday they remitted the $250 fine imposed on owner Boots of the Elmvood stock farm. A message to that effect was received from Thomas H. Williams Jr., now on his way I'.nst, by Louis Lissak, nnd everything is again running smoothly at th» Bay District. The public for some time has been following Chevalier's mounts at the track, but if he puts up a few more flowery rides such as he has ridden the laEt couple of days he will soon find himself riding entirely for "Riley." His handling of Mulberry and Realization on Tuesday was bad enough, but his Sport McAllister ride ye«-yesterday was worse. It is fortunate for the astute colored chap that he stands so high in the public's estimation, as well as in the judges' stand. Sport opened an 8 to 5 favorite for the fourth race, a tive and a half furlong dash, and the condescending bookies engerh' grasped the coin, at the same time giving the player a sort of scrutinizing look, as though in doubt as to his mental capacity. The odds later on drifted back to 11 to 5, Nervosa, Frondeur and Normandie carryins the bulk of the money bet. Getting away second with Sport when the flag fell. Chevalier at once began taking him back, although his orders wen? to iie in second position to the stretch home. Nervosa and Frondeur headed the bunch into the stretch, with Chevalier beginning to move up from next to la^t position with his mount.. The two leaders indulged in a drive for an eighth of a mile, Nervosa winning by a neck, with Sport McAllister a bang-up third, as fresh as though he had simply been warmed up a quarter. Chevalier should have been soundly censured for the ride, but it passed unnoticed by the judges. 'I he favorites received a brilliant coat of whitewash, not a solitary one scoring, outsiders and second choices getting all the money. The attendance was light, and betting in the big ring was at low ebb. O'Bee was a 7 to 5 chance for the opening dash of live and a halt" furlongs, but did not eet a number. In a hard drive Pigpott on the 15 to 1 shot, Hanford, outrode Chevalier on the second choice, Little. Bob, and won by a neck. Regal, a long-priced outsider, was third. It was a line run for the class of horses starting — 1:07%. Six cheap "dogs' thai had failed to win a purse this year started in the second event at a mile, Autouil being made a 2 to 1 favorite. Moro, Tuxedo and Leonatus received some eupport. Simmered down to a drive, Tuxedo, Auteuil and Leonatus indulged in a head and head iinish, the former getting the verdict with Anteuil in the place. The time was s!ow, 1 :14%. The five-furlong handicap for two-year olds resulted in the complete downfall of the knowing ones. The Love stable's pair, Rev del Bandidosand Edgemount, opened favorites at 8 to 5, but so much money poured into the books on Charlie Boots, who was backed from 4 to 1 to 13 to 5, that the stable went back in the betting. When the flag fell, Don Gara, apparently neglected in the ring with Bto 1 against him. took the lead and was never headed, winning by two lengths from Verapua, another outsider. Edgemount finished third. Charlie Boots stumbled alniost to hi< knees at the first turn, ruining his chances. The all age handicap, another five and a hnlf furlnng affair, the last event on the carl, resulted in a victory for the Ilcasanton stable's gelding Bernardo, against which M goo:l as 5 to 1 wns at one time laid. B. C. Holly's May McCarthy ruled favorite at 2 to 1 throughout the betting, Bernardo going to the post second choice with imp. Ivy next in demand. Hinrichs beat the flag a length with tho Australian mare heading the filly into the stretch, the favorite second. Coady now made his run with Bernardo and hooking up with Ivy the two had a hammer and tongs finish to the wire, Bernardo winning by a half length, the favorite a poor third. That the brown hors« was in fine fettle was shown by the fast time, 1:07.<. MILHOLLAND. SUMMARY. Fan Francisco. July 17, 1893. : 1"1 rjQ FIRST RACE— Five and a half fnrlonxa; i-LI O. selling: tlireo-year-olds and upward; purse $300. In<l. Horse, weight. Jockey. St. V* Sir. Fin 1162 Hanford, 90 (Pi:i?0H)......5 At 2V. \h (1163) Little Rob. 90 (Chevalier). . 4»/ 4/ 2f (1137)Reeal. 99 (Mc1ntyrc).......l 3U. M 3* 1169 Lo<li. 101(Hinrieh5)........6 l' 7 4V 3 1169 Ret-, 69 <X.. Tories) 2 2W3IA si£ <1168)Ren», 90 (C'oa<:y) 7 6</ 3 6i 6/ (1127)Durango. 99 (Reidy) ......3 lh - IVi 7 Good start. Won driving. ", Time, 1 :07»4. i Winner, br. g., by Imp. K.rrle Dnly-Visalia. : ■ Betting: Hnnford 15 to 1, Little Bob IS to 5, Regal 25 to 1. lleno S to 1, O'lice 7 to 5, Durango 12 to 1, Lodl 15 to 1. I"1 70 SECOND RACE-One mile; selling; II 4 V. purse «250. v Jnd. Horse, weight, jockey. St. Va Bt.r. Fin. 1168 Tuxedo, 98 (Pigsott) 3 'A 2/i l/l 1158 Autcull.loo (C0ady )......... 4 »Vi 3% 2n» 1117 Lconatus, 96 (Chevalier) 5 13 1/ 3* (1172)Mero, 106 (Hinr1ch3).....;..l 4/6 4/i 1151 Sheridan, 108 (C. Weber). ...2 6 At M 1168 Hwiftsure, 106 (F. Jackson). . 6 5Va OVa 6 ' Good start. Won drivinj. Time, 1:44%. Winner, br. ig., by Rpgent-Rej ly. Bettinj?: Tuxedo 5 to 1, Auteull 2 to 1, Leonatus 7to 1, Sheridan 8 to 1, Mero 4 to 1, Swifisure 20 to 1. ■ - "1 I O A THIRD RACE— FIvp furlongs; handl-lIOU. cap: two-year-olds; purse $300. Ind. Horse, weleht, jockey. Hi. Vj Str. Fin. (1164)D0u Gara, 102 (Hinrichs). .. .1 1A l/» 17 10*0 Veracua, 98 (Pirgoit) 3 2Va 2* 2A 1069 Kdiseinount, 100 (Martin).... 2 1104 Rev del Bandldos, ll'J (J. N'nrvaez) 5 6 M it 1154 Her Majesty, 107 (K. Jones). 4 91 33 5V a (1159)Cliarlie Boots. 01 (Chevalier). 64A 6 6 Oood start. Won hand I 'y. Time. I :o'2Vi- Winner, br. c, by Rathbone-M'ss Melbourne. Beulnjc: l)on Gara 8 lo 1, Veragua 11 to 1. Edsemonnt and Rey del Bandldos, coupled, 2 to 1, Her Majesty 16 to 5, Charlie Boots 13 to 5. "I "1 Q1 FOURTH RACE-Fivt and a half fur- XAO-L. loiiks: selling; three-year-olds and upward ; purse 9300. Ind. Jlorse. welirhr. Jockey. St. Va Sir. Fin. 1123 Nervoso, 90 (K.Jones) 4 Ih l^ln (T2A) Frondeur, 88 (P! K KOti) 1 2/ 21 l 2h (1160)8j>ort McAllister, lOs(Chevaller) 2 5/ At M 1161 Normandie. 105 (Shaw). ...3 4/i JUA 43 (llfi2)Cirepnback Jr.. 97 (Coady). .6 6 6 5/ 1061 Harry Lewis, 102(Jlinriehs)5 3^i 57 6 Uood start. Won drlvins. Time, 1:08. Winner, eh. g., by Imp. Brutus-Nf rva. Betting: Nervoso 7 to 2, Frondeur 4 to 1. Sport McAllister 11 to £>, Normandie B to 1, Greonback Jr. 8 lo 1, Harry Lewis 13 to 1. "I "1 89 FIFTH RACE— Five and a half fur-LJ-OZj. lonss: handicap; three-year-olds and upward: purse $300. . Ind. Horse, welcht. Jockey. St. *A Btr. ■. Fin. (1166)»ernardo. 104 (C0ady).....3 4/ 27 lit, 1166 Imp. Ivy, 102 (HnirJcbs)..l '47 * In 23 (1075) May McCarthy, 97 (Chevalier) 1 ..:. ......... .:..'4 2Vi 8% 32 1156 Banjo, 'j7(PiK«otn...V... .15. 6 6 4% 1136 Centurion, 00 (E. Jones)... >:3n~ : - 42. 'b - Fair start. Won driving. Time, 1 :07%.' Winner, br. g., by Imp. Cheviot-Sweet Peggy, r ' Betting: Bernardo 3to 1, Imp. Ivy 16 to 5, May McCarthy 2 to 1, Centurion 7 to 1. Banjo 4 to 1. •; ; Following are to-day's entries: ■ First raw, elevcn-Bixt€eathj) r of ft mile, seliing, non-winners— Gonzales' Maid 88, Josie G 94, Ladameo 78, Cadeau 83, Druscilla 83, Wild Rose 102, Auteull 96. Second race, nine-sixteenths of a mile, maiden two-year-olds— Walter J 105, Belle Bovd 107, Gladette gelding 102, Pr. Hooker 105, Miss Cunningham 107, Lady L:in«ter filly 107, Mollte Bawn 102. Third race, one mile, selling— Seraphin 86, Claudius 110, Sympathetlc's Last 103, Road Runner 107, Ichi Ban 98. Fourth race, one mile, gelling— Miss Buckley 88, Arnette 100, Commission 105. Carmel 104. Fifth race, one mile and a naif, steeplechase—Dick O'Malley 137, Vulcan 137, Joe Frank 131, Mendocino 137, J O C 122, Yangedene 129. ESTEE LOSES HIS PARTffEB. J. H. Miller to Withdraw From the Finn of Xstee & Miller. On August 1 the law firm of Estee & Miller will dissolve partnership, and Attorney Miller will thereafter continue his practice in the Mills building. The announcement of thin change has created considerable gossip in law circles, but no reasons are given for the dissolution except a mutual agreement on the part of the firm's members to separate. Attorney Miller has a National practice in patent law and will devote the greater part of his time to that branch of work. Mr. Estee's practice is much le*s extensive than that of his partner and in altogether different lines. From the latter reason there is no occasion for consultation between them on their cases, and they really have no interests whatever in common. FORREST SEABURY DEAD. Dramatic End of California's Celebrated Scenic Artist. He Had Just Completed a Huge Canvas When He Fell and Expired. "Yonr drop is finished, and it' 3 a wonder," were the last words of Forrest Seabury, the celebrated theatrical scenic artist, a? he placed his brush in a pot of water after completing the painting of a drop curtain in the painting gallery of Morosco's Opera-house at 4:35 p. M. yesterday. He took a few steps toward the washstand near by, staggered and fell, and within a few seconds breathed his last. His remark had been addressed to Tom Andrews, the stage manager of the theater. But a moment before Seabury's elder son, Forrest, had accosted him from the stage floor below, asking him how he felt, and he had replied in a cheery manner. Young Forrest had not had time leave the stage when he was called back in an excited tone of voice by Jack Snell, one of the stage attaches, who shouted that his father had fainted and asked him to call a doctor. Olhe Morosco, a son of the proprietor of the opera-house, rushed to a telephone and summoned a physician, while young Seabury rushed up to his father, but too late to get even a parting glance from him. for he had expired almost instantly. "Within two minutes Er. A. K. Happersberg appeared, but every effort to bring the unfortunate back to consciousness was futile. Death was afterward, during the autopsy by Dr. J. S. Barrett of the Coroner's office, found to have been due to a heart affection known as aortic regurgitation. Seabury had a reputation as a rapid and skillful scenic artist second to none in this country and his admirers claim that he ranked with any in Europe. His fame was acquired by work done in this City, and though he had been the recipient of For/eat Beabury. [From a photograph.] many flattering offers from Eastern theatrical managers, among others Augustin Daly, he could never be tempted to leave California for any great length of time. He was about 4. r > years of age and was born at Beloit, Wis. He leaves two sons- Forrest, aged 18, and Arthur, aged 17. The former is an attache of the Morosco Theater, and the latter is attending college. He was separated from his first wife several years ago, and his second wife took her life on the Ist of May last Dy swallowing a dose of carbolic acid, owing to long continued illnens. Seabury began his career as a. scenic artist in this city twenty-three years apo imdcr "William Porter at the California Theater, then under the management of John McC'ullougu and Lawrence Barrett. He also workea with A. Voegtlin at this theater. In 1878 he went to the Bushstreet Theater, then under Charles Locke's management. When the Baldwin was opened by Al Hayrnan in 1883 he went there and remained with Hayman until three years ago. Then he became the scenic artist for the Stockwell. He went to Los Angeles a little more than a year ago and returned here to enter the employ of Walter Morosco last February. lie was a man of most generous impulses and though for many years he had been enjoying an income varying from |4000 to $5000 a jear it is believed he has saved little or nothing of it. Among the theatrical people of this City he was most highly esteemed, both for his merits as an artist and for his qualities as a man and friend. The plea of distress was never made to him in vain. The most notable work done by him wat the fcenery for the play of "Alabama" staged at the Baldwin, and, and the present drop curtain of that theater, a scene of Stratford upon Avon, is his handiwork. His last canvas, that finished but a moment or two before his death, was a camp scene on the Potomac to be used next week in the play "Captain Herne, U. S. A." This immense canvas, measuring 36 by 41 feet, was completed in eighteen hours. Another remarkably rapid piece of work was the drop curtain now in nee at Morosco's, known as the "Flag Curtain," which was executed specially for the Fourth of July performance, and was painted in seven hours. "His forte," said Al Bouvier of the Baldwin, who knew the deceased intimately for many years, "was in exteriors, his drawing, foreshortening and perspective being his Btrongest points. He detested having to do interiors, but all his work was conscientiously performed." Deceased had been under a physician's care for about five months previous to his death, but had never had any serious illness or attack before, and his demise was a great shock to his relatives and friends. Th« remains are now at the undertaking establishment of Porter Bros, on Eddy street. No arrangements have yet be»n made for the funeral. The grandfather of the dead artist was the rim Episcopal Archbishop to come to the United Btates. and was tne founder of old Trinity Church, New YorJc Citj. SELLING POOLS OPENLY. Gamblers Who Claim to Have Found a Way to Subvert the Law. THEY ARE "COMMISSION MEN." Straight Bets and Combinations Sold to Thousands Outside the Racing: Track. , There is a City ordinance that positively prohibits betting and selling pools on horseraces outside the limits of the racetrack. A coincident circumstance is that poolselling and betting on horseraces is at present carried on in a very open and notorious manner within a mile of the City Hall. The pool-sellers have' discovered a way to carry on their business, which, they tlaim, places them beyond the operation of the law. And now there are five big poolrooms in operation, where crowds of men and boys gather all afternoon and MARKING THE WINNERS FOR THE CROWD AT CORBETT'S POOLROOMS ON ELLIS STREET. in sums ranging all the way from 25 cents to $200. The larger sums are infrequent. The habitues ©f the poolrooms are mostly young clerks, workingmen and the smaller fry of gamblers. But that the stakes are usually modest is no indication of the net profits of the business. These vary from $£)00 to $300 a day. A fair estimate ia that these poolrooms consume daily $3000 of the hard earnings or scant savings of the class of men and boys that can least afford to squander their money in this way. But the monetary lons is trivial compared to what the law calls the "debauching influences" of the immoral and "discreditable occupation," which, says the law apainst the vice, "entices our y^uth into habits that ultimately effect their ruin and degradation." The City ordinance against pool-selling except within a racetrack inclosure ha 3 been tested in the Supreme Court and found valid. The specious method by which the law is now subverted has not been tested in the courts. The pool- Fellers claim to have the advice of a wellknown criminal lawyer, which is to the effect that a conviction of the pool-sellers cannot be had nnder the provisions of the existing law. But this is only the pool-sellers' version of one legal opinion. The resorts have been running wide open for three months Theve la More Money in Selling Pool- Tickets Than Drinks. and the police have made no attempt to close them. At best the present evasion of the laws if such it shall finally prove to be. is merely a technical evasion, and it ia difficult to understand how an untested teehnicility, so far raised only by tne gamblers themselves, can operate to debar the police from making every possible effort to enforce the letter and spirit of a very stringent and plainly worded ordinance. Yet such seems to be the case. None of the five resorts have been molested. They are located as follows: HARRY E. CORBETT *fe CO., 30 Ellis street. HENRY SCHWARTZ, Pauper alley. "W. L. KENNEDY, 103 Stockton street. LEVY <fc CO.. 11 Ellis street. A. B. BROYER, Fourth and Mission streets. These places are running wide open, and there is no pretense of secresy about their operations. Crowds are coming in and going out all afternoon, and from 3 o'clock till 7 each place is crowded with a most heteroteneous collection of gambling humanity almost to the point of suffocation. These pool-seller? claim to be commission men. On their tickets they print in big type "Commission Office." They pretend to charge a commission of 10 per cent for acting as carriers between their patrons and the racetrack. Their tickets read as follows: HARRY E. CORBETT <fe CO. E 446. COMMISSION OFFICE, 30 ELLIS STREET. KO BETTING DONE OR PERMITTED HERE. July 17, 1895. Received dollars, to be feent on commission to racetrack at Bay District nn<l there placed on at track quotations, if such can be obtained. It is understood and agreed that the undersigned act in the premises as common carriers only for the purpose of transferring the money above mentioned to the place designated. CHARGE FOB COMMISSION, 10 CENTS. Notice — Amount of order returned, less commission, when a failure to execute is due to accidental or other unavoidable delays in transmission. All the evasion there is in their operations is contained in the printing and circulation of these tickets. The money taken in never leaves the poolroom till the day's worK is over and the cash is counted. In no case is the ten cents commission charged for transportation, and there is no pretense to that effect, aside from the printed words on the ticket. Recently a friend of Harry Corbett asked him what kind of a showing he would make in conn in case his place was raided. "You could hardly pretend that the money you take in is actually transgamble ferred to the racetrack, for you keep on taking bets till the horses are at the post." "Oh, that's easy." replied Corbett. "Joe is supposed to take $1000 with him every afternoon when he goes to the track, and out of that amount he plays what we tell him." Of course this is a bald fiction and it would seem easy enough to a layman to prove to a reasonable court or jury that there is not time enough between the closing of bets and the end of the race for the man at the track to apportion several hundred dollars in quarters and halves on half a dozen or more horses. And aside from this the bets do not close on Ellis street until they are also closed at the track. Hence the fiction is impossible of being performed. Harry E. and Joe Corbett and Jim Duncan carry on the largest poolroom in town in the place that was once known as Corbett's saloon. When they began to sell pools on the races the police took from them their license to sell liquor and now not even a glass of soda water can be purchased there. But their present business is far more lucrative than even the saloon business at best. The Corbetts' net profits are now about $900 a day. The two large rooms on the ground floor «re thronged all afternoon and stacks and stacks of small coins pass over the bar in the course of business hours. Corbett & Co. have a private telephone wire to the racetrack, and for this privilege they pay the "Western Union Telegraph Company $25 a day, exclusive of the cost of the wire. Joe Corbett remains at the track to send in the results of the races. He rings one bell when the horses are at the post and three bells when they are off. Then, when the race is over, he calls off the result to Jim Duncan and he calls the lucky names to the marker in the rear room. The beta are made according to the track quotations. Unless it is otherwise stipulated by the buyer his money is taken on closing quotations, whatever they may be. However, at the opening of bets on a certain race the buyer may demand the opening odds, in which case they are accorded him. Henry Schwartz' resort on Pauper alley is of next importance to Corbett's. At these poolrooms a good many of the merchants who are too busy to go to the track come in for a few moments to play a sure tip or two. But the merchants' clerks and the unemployed workmen are the most numerous patrons by far. That fiction concerning the transfer of the money from the poolrooms to the racing tracks is more palpably a fiction at Bchwartz' place than elsewhere, for here all straight bets are paid off at the end of each race. Indeed, any one can stand at the bar or counter in any of the poolrooms in the City, Det his money, see it laid away in stacks or in the cash drawer, and see it stay there until the race is decided and the bets paid. At all the poolrooms except Schwartz' no money is paid until 7 o'clock in the evening. At Broyer's pJace, Fourth and Mission, only a blank slip of paper, with the name of the horse written in indelible pencil and the date and number of the ticket, is handed the buyer. Of course, Broyer claims to be in on the commission fiction as well as all the others, but since he enjoys the protection of King McManus he does not think it necessary to go to the expense of having printed tickets. He pays his $25 a day to the "Western Union, and has no other expense beyond that of an extra bartender. His business is conducted openly and above board in his saloon, the "Arcade." He finds pool-selling not injurious to his retail liquor trade, and for some reason or other— probably the pull of the "King"— is- permitted to sell pools and drinks over the same bar. It was in March, 1891, in response to a strong public sentiment, that the Board of Supervisors passed the ordinance restricting pool-selling and betting on horseraces to the track wherein the races are held. This law, tested and approved by the Supreme Court, reads as follows: ORDER NO. 2361. Prohibiting all tkksons from EHaAonra n* SELLING POOLS, OR BOOK.VAKING, OR MAKING BETS OR WAGERS ON HORSERACES WHEREIN MONEY OR OTHER ARTICLES OF VALVE ARK STAKED OR PLKDGED, EXCEPT IN CERTAIN PLACES. Whereas, It has become apparent that the practice of gambling on horseraces has become alarmingly prevalent, and is the cause of debauching many of our boys and young men, rendering them unfit for the honorable occupations of life ; and whereas, this discreditable occupation, with all its vicious results, is allowed in all its alluring features to occupy places in the business portions of our City, enticing our youths into habits which ultimately effect their ruin and degradation; and whereas, it is asserted that there is no legislation prohibitory of this nefarious and demoralizing pursuit being conducted and carried on, the present Legislature having failed to pass any of the bills introduced for that purpose; now, therefore, THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO DO OKDAIN AS FOLLOWS: POOL-SELLING PROHIBITED EXCEPT ON RACETRACK. Section 1. No person upon any trial or contest of skill, speed or power of endurance between horses, except within the inclosure of a racetrack where such trial or contest is to take place, shall — Sell any pool or pools or make up any book, list or memorandum for or on wbich money or other article of value shall be received or entered up, listed or written, or receive any money or other article of value as a stake or pledge upon the happening or non-happening of any event; THE SALE OF POOL-TICKETS PROHIBITED. Sell, issue or dispose of any ticket, certificate or other evidence of payment, on which shall be inscribed, written or printed any number, name, word or mark, or anything to designate the choice selected, received or accepted by any other person to entitle or enable the said person holding the said ticket, certificate or other evidence of payment, to gain or lose on any contingent issue; STAKE HOLDING PROHIBITED. Receive any money, or anything representing money, or any article of value, as a bet or hazard upon the event in any contest or contingent issue, or as a stake or pledge between two or more parties, and disburse the said money, or any portion of the said money or anything representing money or other article of valre, upon any representation or condition! or in conformity to or with any express or Ucit understanding or agreement. PRESENCE OF MINORS WHERE POOLS ARK BEINQ SOLD PROHIBITED. Sec. 2. No person shall allow or permit any minor to participate or be interested in any book as aforesaid, or be present at any time or place where the sale of pools or the making np of any book is being carried on or conducted. BETTING PROHIBITED EXCEPT ON RACECOURSE. Sec. 3. No person upon any trial or contest of skill, speed or power of endurance between horses, except within the Inclosure of a racetrack where such trial or contest is to take place, shall purchase or acquire for money, or anything representing money, or any article of value or any other consideration, any interest in or upon the event of any such trial or contest or contingent issue, or place or deposit any stake, wager, hazard or pledge, between two or more parties of money or anything representing money or any article of value in or upon the happening or non-happening of any event or contingent issue. BETTING-ROOMS PROHIBITED. Sec. 4. No person, except within the places designated in section 1 of this order, shall knowingly lease or rent or allow to be occupied or used any building, structure, room, apartment, place or any premises whatever for the purposes as specified and recited ia section 1 of this order. THE PENALTY. Sec. 5. Every person who shall violate any of the provisions of this order shall be deemed guihy of a misdemeanor, and, upon a conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $ 500 or by imprisonment of not more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Sec. 6. This order shall take effect and be in force on and after its passage. San Francisco, March 23, 1891. Evidently if these five poolrooms may flourish unmolested a score of others and lesser or greater ones may also be operated—or even a hundred or thousand of them. Why should there be a limit ? And if 25-cent bets are taken why should not 10 cents or 5 cents be taken? As it ia many messenger and news boys find their way into the poolrooms when they have a quarter to gamble. It will not be long before a room will be opened where their nickels and dimes will be accepted. Already the evil has reached a dangerous growth, and unless some method is found to stop it the City may soon be honeycombed with poolrooms again. True, no one has yet discovered a way by which the bookmaker can evade the law, but if combinations and straight bets can be taken with immunity the bookmakers can well afford to remain at the racing-tracks. An amendment to the law was suggested by an enthusiast who wanted the poolrooms closed once and for all. But the present law has not been proved inefficient as yet. No effort has been made to close these places. When the old law has been proved a failure then it will be time to talk about new laws or new amendments. Action under the present law is the need of the hour. The questions naturally presented by this state of affairs are these: What are Chief Growley and his officers doing to enforce the law? Has it come to such a pass that The Call must be constantly pointing out their duty to them ? Suit for Maintenance. Mrs. Josephine E. Amiraux has filed a coinplaint against her husband.Gehei Amiraux, in a suit for maintenance. She says that she waa deserted in February. 1893. HI. BROWN & SONS SUCCESSORS TO S. P. TAYLOR PAPER CO. 414 AND 416 CLAY STREET, SAN FRANCISCO. Manufacturers and Dealers In All Grades and Sizes of MANILLA WRAPPING PAPER, STRAW WRAPPING PAPER, EAGLE PAPER BAGS, CALIFORNIA COTTON TWINE, Bto., Bto. Send for our REDUCED PRICE LIST on Eagle Paper Bags and Twine. M. BROWN" & SONS, SUCCESSORS TO S. P. TAYLOR PAPER CO., 414 AND 416 CLAY STREET.
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