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THURSDAY MARCH 7, 1895
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LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF
Dr. Dille has answered Assemblyman Bett
The old whaling bark Stamboul is to be
Look out for fair weather to-day, with fresh,
The pnlpits will speak in favor of the manu
facturer.-' c invention.
Poli.-, Judge* Campbell, Conlan and Joachim
sen are victims of la grippe.
The committee of eleven requests the Lecis-
Uture to investigate railroad corruption.
The eardens of this city are filled with beau
timl, fr.ierant, hardy flowers at this time.
Member* of the committee of eleven are
weary, and some of them feel like giving up.
llr - v - P '£ uc , Wey is ha vine built a launch
•which he thinks will be the fastest on the bay.
The deserving unemployed will be aided
hereafter by Captain McFee and John M. Rey
Mrs. McFee lectured at the Hopkins Museum
01 Art yesterday en the work of the Salvation
Patrick Slevin. who was struck by a railroad
train at Bunnyside, died oi his injuries yester
Railroad train time-schedules are printed
nree of .-barge in the Call for the accommoda
tion of the public.
; Mayor .-iirro is having diagrams of the floors
! In the City Hall made for the benefit of stran-
Lgers in the building.
Itw isa .s n>it ninety-three days
*■ racoma for Shanghai, find fears are enier
-1 tatOe ■;■!;.-.
I Two imitators of Ptop-over Robinson v.-on
taint- against the Bonthern Pnciric in the Jus
tices' Court yesterday.
; Louis Sirassman, th« straw bondsman, has
i;«een sentenced to seven years' imprisonment in
v b:m Quentin lor perjury.
The police have succeeded in arresting the
i rangol burplarswbo have ieeu robbing houses
; i:i the Western Addition.
: The time for making Income-tax returns to
■ the internal Revenue Office has been extended
to the Istli oi next April.
Kighl indors assaulted and seriously cut a
oan at Wareriy place and Clay street
last night Ah Him was arrested.
•'• 0. alon and T. F. Bonnet defeated Cham
pion John Elordan and John Purcell at hand
tall in the Occidental court last night.
The American band concerts in the Me
chanics' Pavilion are paining in popularity.
UK-re wns a targe attendance law night.
The Los Angeles agent of the American Cen
tral Insurance (union) ..a- sold out his busi
ness to the Home Compp.ny (non-union).
Jake Rudolph appeared in Judge Low's court
yoMerday and had hi case continued till to
day. lie has not yet been released on bonds.
C. Hirsh, assignee o f Henry Meyer, a mer
chant Cailor, bes.in a suit for $299 against R
Porter Asl»r in the Justice.- Court yesterday.
There is to be a "challenge cup" race during
the yachting season JDpen to allcomers. The
design of the cap has already been presented.
The Grand Jury yesterday made fourteen
presentments e-ainst property-owners for leas
ing their houses to persons ior immoral pur
The attorneys for Mr*. Sarah Dflvi*, one of the
heir* to the Ulythe estate, are getting
rmdy for a determined effort to have the ca^e
The valley roed directors yesterday decided
thnt atiO-pound mV. should be naed in the val
nd a 70-i>ound rail in the mountninous
\\ . B. storey, recently with the Southern Pa
cific Company, has been offered the position
01 engineer for the San Joaquin Valley Road
J. Y. Turner. reßl estate agent, appeared in
J :uizv Lows court yesterday for his prelimi
nary examination on a charge of grand larceny
The Coroner*! jury returned a verdict of ac
cidental death in the case- of Uraee Benjamin
who died in a bathroom at 406 Sutter street
Third street is in a dilapidated condition
Grangers cuming in by that route will form a
poor opinion of the city';; spirit of thrift and
Philip Hinkle, an elevator manufacturer
I and fell at trie corner of California and
Montgomery streets yesterday moruing, break
ing his left arm.
The pavement on Third street is in bad con
dition. The thorouphiare Is sadly in need of
repair and of eeneral improvement in the mai
ler of building?.
Thomas F. Tiernan, a well-known lounger
around the City Hall, was yesterday sentenced
by Judcte Low to six months in the County Jail
I ty larceny.
Walter Ba.^sett, n carpenter, living at Bunny
ras jerked ofl a Howard-street cable-car
at Sixteenth rtreeflast night and had his spine
John Y. McXamara has petitioned for letters
of administration on the estate of his deceased
brother, Thomas F. McXamara. The estate is
valued at .*20,000.
The net pi ■ the recen- fete in behalf
of the J-remh Hospital were .*7OOO. and the
ng numbers in the booth competitions
have been announced.
Tbe Southern Pacific romnany win pmhablv
rnctea express md ba»-
I • -" -'' to frustrate the efforts of
l-be irain-ro •
Hermann Oelriehs is corresponding with M
B.^Cnrtl«of the New York Athletic Club with
n rtetr of having the champion boxers of the
East and West meet in Sew York.
< >-v\ ftid Schneider and W. F. Prior, alias "Sky
I " were arrested by Policeman Withers
lay morning In k shoestore, I <•«<()
1 ard street, and charged with burglary.
A. 0. 11. niviMon Xo. l completed arrange
ments for the celebration of n. Patrick'sday
' in entertainment and banquet at the
til ;>n Monday evening, March 18.
Mp.rlc Kelly, an ex-convict, was brought '"rom
ton yesterday to answer to the charge of
breaking Into the residence of Max Orden stein
£1 1 1 Jx vis rju last
The California Florists! and Growers' Associ
ation yesterday petitioned the License and
Order Committee of the Board of Superrieon
t" refuse trw • street Sower-venden
I'oricl McCarty, a youth of IS years, tried to
TiT-Hin n laborer, was arrested by Officer iiior
dau, n:rl subsequently knocked the policeman
at the corner of Ninth and Branuan
Nellie M. J. Kelly has petitioned to have the
r«tmp of her mother taken out of the hands of
her sister, Dora. She alleges that the adniinis
tratrix is trying to appropriate the estate to
her own use.
The hearing of testimony in the case of Mi.-..
Abbie. .!.. Ilunter, president of the Woman's
Roal Estate Investment Company, charged
with obuiriing money by fal>e pretenses was
Mary Wales was awarded a verdict of $1700
yesterdfty in her suit for $50,000 damages
acini:.-! the General Klee.tric Company. Her
husband was killed by the current on 'one of
the defendant's wires.
It wa> clear sailing for the favorites at the
track yesterday, all but one getting the money
The bett two-year-old that has yet turned up
came out in Crescendo, a. son of Flambeau, who
spread-eagled Lis lield.
The Board of Supervisors met yesterday as a
committee of the whole, and heard further
testimony bearing upon the question of rixin<»
the Spring Valley's water rates for the fiscal
year beginning next July.
To-morrow evening General O. O. Howard
will deliver his lecture on "Grant at Chatta
nooga." The lecture will be given in the new
nuditorinm of the Young Men's Christian Asso
ciation, Mason and Ellis streets.
I'ludolph Spreckeis has enjoined the Nevada
i'.,i:.k from transfering from his name 2500
.-iMrc of Paauhau Plantation Company stock,
valued at .f*250,000, and pledged for the pay
ment of a debt of C. A. Spreekels.
The California Dental College has incorpo
ra.-d with Dr. D. A. MacMullan of Oakland and
J>r. (.u.stav Mane, Dr. Adolph Kahn, C. S. Mnc-
Siullan and Edward Lande as directors. The
college will be located In San Francisco.
Kn. M. E. I-anp appeared before Judge
Troutt yesterday asking that her ex-husband,
M. H. Lang, be compelled to restore to her the
child which was placed in her eharpe after her
divorce, and which she says he has stolen.
George Metzger, a bartender, who was ar
rested on July 15 last for carrying concealed
weapons and" having indecent "pictures in his
possession and who forfeited his iJMOO bonds,
surrendered himself at the City Prison yester
Policeman G. W. Boyd, who was mixed up in
a quarrel with two women in a saloon on Posj
t-tr<-<-t on Sunday night 'while off dstj^tMU
yesterday suspended by Captain Douglass. Hi<
Mar was taken from him pending an investi
Thomas Burns was arrested yesterday on a
warrant charging him with felony embezzle
ment. He recently purchased a lot of furni
ture valued at $135. on the installment plan,
from A. Aronson, Post street, and after paying
• few dollars sold the furniture to another
THE MAYOR ASKED
Kept Matters Lively in the
LAGUNA HONDA RESERVOIR.
Spring Valley Does Not Favor
Meters— Clarendon Heights
to Be Piped.
The Supervisors met again yesterday
afternoon as a committee of the whole, and
from 3 o'clock until long after 6 they
wrestled with the water question— that is
the hearins of evidence pro anil con as re
gards the Spring Valley Water Company —
with a view to establishing an equitable
basis upon which to fix water rates in the
city and county for the ri«cal year which
begins next July.
Eleven members of the board were pres
ent, and ranged around the committee
room in which the meeting was held were
many interested rate - payers, property
owners and the representatives of the
PARTICIPANTS IN YESTEBDAY'S DISCUSSION OF WATEE RATES.
[Skct-ched for the "Call" by Fisher yesterday afternoon.]
water company — Chief Engineer Schussler, '
Attorney Kellogg and Adjuster Quinlan.
Mayor Sutro presided until the board
formally resolved itself into a committee,
when Supervisor Taylor took the chair.
The 'proceedings were opened by Attor
ney Kellogg, who fead an extract from the
municipal report of IST", in which it was
set forth that the city and county had j hen
offered $11,000,000 for the water works.
The offer was refused. "In 1893," Mr.
Kellogg went on, ' : G. W. Reynold*, the
well-known expert accountant, was em
ployed to bring down the report from 1877
t*> 1893. I offer all the testimony of Mr.
Reynolds that is found in the reporter's
i transcript of February, 1893, of the pro
j ceedings of the Water Committee." This
being admitted. Chief Engineer Schussler
was recalled for examination. He went
over his records in response to questions
in order to show what had been invested
j by the company since 1877 and up to 1394.
It showed as "follows: In 1878-79, about
;$S0.000; 18*0. ijHILVi-27 71 ; 1881, $72 148 32
--i 1882, |81,687 95; 1883, $1,050,085 94; 1884,
i $932,464 31 ; 1883, $881,406 25; 1886, $652-
I 575 32: 1887, $1,257,981 75; 1888, $2,723,251 30
--j IMB, $388,251 94; 1890, $037,454 18; 1891.5»J83 -
! 156 70; 1892, $235,337 19; total, $9,708,538 86.
In 1893 the construction account was $800 -
799 60 and in 1894 $312,982, making a grand
total in round numbers of $10,820,000. This
sum, Mr. Schussler explained, represented
! the simple cost and no interest was counted
on it. Added to the $11,000,000 offered for
the works in 1877, the value of the works
alone amounted to $21,820,000. This was
j without the land owned and the enhanced
value of the property through improve
ments. These figures were shown by the
"What do you estimate the presentvalue
of the works at?" asked Attorney Kellogg.
Engineer Schussler hesitated," and said
there were two ways of looking at the prop
! OMtion. One was to take the cost and con
sider how the property had deteriorated or
improved 'another way was to lind out
what the cost would be to bring the same
amount of water from another source, to
gether with the surety of increasing the
supply in the future at cost. Mr. Schussler
also went into a long dissertation upon
how in the past proportions for bringing
water to this city had been considered by
competent engineers, and all bad
agreed that the expense would be
tremendous. Riparian rights on the
American. Mokelumne and San Joaquin
rivers were held very high at
the present time. The people in those sec
tions were only waiting for a chance to
cinch the city of San Francisco by getting
it as a taxable customer. In fact Mr!
Schussler drew a dismal picture of what
would happen to the city if it tried to get
water from the interior. It would cost
$20,000,000 for from 20.000,000 to 25,000,000
gallons a day; then there would have to
be a system of duplicate pipes, which cost
about two-thirds of double the original
amount. In this mass of matter which
the voluble Mr. Schussler unbosomed him
self of the original question of what ho
thought the works were worth was lost
Mr. Kellogg then asked the engineer if
he had approximated the operating ex
penses for the coming year.
The engineer had done so, sayine the
total estimate would be about $392,300.
Some of the main items were as follows
Lake Merced, $16,000; Belmont pump
$15,000; Lott-street line, $10,000; Bald Mil
line, $12,000; Lobos Creek, $2000: Crysta
Springs reservoir, $6000; city reservoi
515,000; Black Point station, $22,000; cit
stables, $1S,000; main repairing, $28,000
meter expenses, $3200; general expense
$3500; office expenses, $1200; Ashbur
Heights reservoir, $5000; Ocean Vie
pumps, $8000; salaries, $130,000.
Attorney Kellogg then brought up th
Clarendon Heights proposition, and th
matter of the property-owners' urgen
petition to have a sufficient number o
pipes laid to give the district a good wate
Mr. Sehossler said that the company in
tended to lay twelve-inch pipes through
the district, as follows: From Seventeenth
street to Corbett road; from there up to
Twenty-fourth street; thence to Ellen, one
block; thence to Twenty-fifth, to Douglass,
one block; thence to Clifford, half a block;
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1895.
thence to Diamond, one block: thence to
Thirtieth, nine blocks. He then showed
thai the company had done more for the
district than it had promised. This sup
ply will take in seventy blocks, the en
gineer said, and the work would be com
pleted by about July. There was to be no
failure. If the district grew another reser
voir would be constructed.
Attorney O'Brien, who represents the
residents of the district, said the news was
annost too good to be true, and he, for one,
wouJd say "Thank God"' for the benefit.
He admitted that he had misjudged the
water company in making bitter remarks
at previous meetings.
Engineer Schussler then went onto speak
in a paternal way of what the company
proposed to do for the Bernal Heights and
Holly Park sections and Ocean View.
Even Mayor Sutro melted under the
suaveness of Mr. Schussler' s eloquence, and
forgettine old scores, he said that he ad
mitted the concessions of the company
after ten years' fighting. He hoped the
company would erect reservoirs to em
brace nearly all the ground available for
"Well, we haven't given up hopes of
j getting a reservoir site from you," said Mr.
"Why, I will give you five acres on
a seven-foot level," remarked the Mayor,
with a magnanimous sweep of his hand.
'Where is it?" inquired Mr. Schussler,
I "On the Almshouse tract," responded
'■■ the Mayor.
~"Oh. pshaw!" muttered Mr. Schussler,
1 "that's the same thing. We can't take
' that. It's only 550 feet high."
"Go on with the evidence," said Chair
man Taylor, impatiently.
"Indeed," cried the Mayor, nettled, "I
j propose to go into this thing. You're
i wrong. You're only here to act for the
i people, sir. How can a man recollect the
mass of evidence which you are piling up
here, unless we know gome of the details.
You .only want to shut it out."
"It is no such thine," retorted Mr. Tay
lor, "I am chairman here and I Know how
; to preside."
The tempest then subsided ,md Mr.
Schussler went on with his detail* regard
ing the workings of the various depart
' nients of the water company, and responded
! to various questions about the Alameda
! Creek pumping works, the Crystal Springs
; dam and other portions of the company's
After his breathing spell the Mayor
again came to the front with the question
of improving of the Spring Valley water,
which he had broached at the Board of
Health meeting on Tuesday.
"Mr. Schussler," said the Mayor, "it has
been stated that the water of* your com
pany is not pure. Professor Price has ana
lyzed it, ana his analysis shows that it is
unhealthy, in fact poisonous. Now, did
you ever have your water analyzed ?"
"I don't know." was the engineer's non
"Well," went on the Mayor, "as Mayor
of this city, 1 thought it my duty to report
the condition of the water to the Board of
Health. It is criminal, sir, to allow this
water to be used. I speak only from what
1 have been told. I also understand that
your water runs through cattle ranches."
"Perhaps it would be a good plan for
you to ride out with me and sen if this is
true," said the wary Mr. Sohnssler.
At this point J. Fitzgerald arose and em
phatically declared that he knew that a
stream from Col ma in which hogs wal
lowed run into Lake Merced.
"It must be true," said the Mayor, "con
sidering Professor Price's analysis."
Under cross-examination Mr. Fitzgerald,
while disclaiming any hostility to Spring
Valley, modestly admitted that he had
written several poems directed against
Spring Valley for the benefit of the people.
The poet of Milbrae (that is the place
where Mr. Fitzgerald resides) then wanted
to ask Mr. Schu'ssler some questions, but
the engineer very haughtily refused to
speak to him. Mr. Fitzgerald then inter
viewed Mr. Sehussler through Chairman
Taylor as to the Searsville purchase and
The Mayor again took a turn with Mr.
Schussler in regard to the quality of the
water. He asked Mr. Schussler how long
it had been since the Laguna Honda reser
voir had been emptied and cleaned.
"About eight or ten years," was the re
"I am told," continued the Mayor,
aggressively, "that you dare not empty it."
"It appears you have been told a good
many things," sarcastically remarked the
engineer. "We dare do anything with our
works. If we wanted to empty Laguna
Honda we could, but if it was emptied the
whole Western Addition would be without
water, and then in case of tire where would
the blame lie? We will have another re
servoir out there if we can get another
piece of.land from you for it."
"I believe there is a foot of mud at the
bottom of that reservoir," said the Mayor.
"But you don't know it," remarked Mr.
"Why," cried the Mayor, "you say you
have not emptied it in ten years, and any
one with common-sense would know what
the wind blows in. Another thing, is not
that reservoir so cracked that it would col
lapse if you took the water out?"
"I don't think so."
"Why, it's full of cracks," said the Mayor,
and Mr. Schussler admitted that there
were some in it. He denied, though, that
the brick sewer from the Almshouse which
ran along the cracked wall was broken and
that the seepage from it flowed into the
reservoir. Mayor Kutro then launched
into an energetic address. "Don't think I
have anything against Spring Valley," he
said, "nor you, Mr. Schussler, nor Mr.
Kellogg, Mr. Howard nor any of them, but
I consider it my duty to let the people of
this city know what kind of water they are
drinking. I want to give the company a
"Hut you don't," interrupted Schussler.
"It is* my duty also to call the attention
of Supervisors to the abuses which exist,
and the board should go and examine the
whole system," went on the Mayor.
"That's talk to the gallery," sneered Mr.
"Are yem in the gallery?" queried the
Mayor, quite solemnly, and Schussler ad
mitted that he was not.
After some further words Lake Merced
came up, and the engineer said that it was
not now in use, and before it would be
used again it would have a thorough over
"The Board of Health will make sure
that it is," snapped the Mayor, "and will
analyze the water every few weeks, too."
"All right," said Schussler, as he retired.
George K. Booker, a clerk in the Spring
Valley Company's office, was then called
and questioned as to the money which he
thought would be required to* fit out the
works during the coming fiscal year. He
agreed with Mr. Bchusslet as to the $390,300
and also the $1, 729,800.
"Will rates under the present order pro
duce that amount?" asked Mr. Taylor.
"No," replied the witness.
A long examination then followed as to
the meter proposition and the methods of
the company regarding them. Mr. Taylor
wanted to know why rates could not be
uniform throughout for all families. He
seemed to think that a general meter sys
tem would be best.
In response to a question Mr. Booker,
said it would cost about $tioo,ooo to meter
the city, and that it would cost $80,000 a
year to keep them. With meters, though,
people would be more careFul with water,
and in order to keep up to a paying basis
rates would have to be advanced.
After Mr. Booker had been relieved a
communication from John A. Miller. M.D.,
was read. It pet forth that present water
rates were extortionate, and that as long as
the city did not own its own water works
the citizens have a right to expect that
their purchase of water may be on the
same business principles which govern
trade, namely, that if a price per measure
is set the consumer be allowed to pay
for the amount he uses.
The present ordinance should be
amended by striking out the meter
charges and inserting a uniform rate of 20
cents per 100 cubic feet for water fur
nished by meter rates. The section pro
viding that no meter bill shall be less than
$•> was termed arbitrary and tyrannical.
As to meter rates, the language of the law
is plain that they must be uniform. The
statute is violated" if the small consumer is
required to pay 30 cents for 100 cubic feet
while another, who uses a larger quantity,
only pays 13 cents per cubic feet. The ex
pectation of the water company to charge
by measurement without furnishing the
measurement is ridiculous, concludes the
The communication was filed, after
which Attorney Kellogg made his argu
ment in behalf of the water company. He
reviewed all the testimony, and said all the
company wanted to make was 6 per cent on
its stock", interest on its bonded debt (say
4V,' per cent), operating expenses and
money to pay its taxes. The present or
dinance would not produce a sufficient
amount, and a cut would have to be made
somewhere. The company could not ask
for a raise in 'rates. An ordinance should
be passed similar to the present one, or one
in some form which would produce the in
come of last year. He denounced the as
sertions that the water was impure as
Denis Kearney spoke briefly, urging that
water rates be lix<ml according to property
values, which would benefit the poor anil
compel the rich to pay their just dues.
The committee then adjourned until
AT THE PLAYHOUSES.
Treasurer MnrgfiiAtern of the Baldwin
to Be <;iven a Benefit.
Miss Marie Burroughs is interesting
large audiences at the Baldwin Theater.
More interest in fact is bestowed in the
star than in the play. Miss Burroughs is
a charming actress in every way. She has
beauty, ease and grace in great abundance,
and can charm her audiences by merely
standing still. Next week she will appear
in Henry Arthur Jones' great play,
Sunday evening, March 17, Louis A.
Morgenstern, treasurer of the Baldwin,
Miss Marie Burroughs.
will be tendered a complimentary benefit
by the management. The attraction will
be Marie Burroughs in "Judah." Mr.
Morgenstern is a great favorite among
theatrical people, and by his kindness and
patience in the box-office he has made
many fiiends in the general public.
"The Great Black Crook" is pleasing the
patrons of Stock well's Theater. Dadigo,
the juggler, is remarkably clever in his
Maud Edna Hall, the new leading lady
at Morocco's Grand Opera-house, is a
forcible actress, and speaks her lines about
as clearly and distinctly as any woman on
thf stage. She has already proved a valu
able acquisition to the house. "In the
Ranks" IS drawing such large audiences
that Mr. Morosco has decided to produce it
next week also.
There is no diminution in the audiences
at the California Theater, where Hoyt's
lively comedy, "A Temperance Town,"
holds the hoards. Next week Miss Emily
Bancker will be seen at this house in "Our
At the Alcazar "A Black Crook Up to
Date" is finding plenty of favor with the
audiences. It is full of pretty specialties.
The new people at the Orpheum are
doing very well. They are as clever as
any specialists who have appeared at this
theater in the past. Lydia Y eamans-Titus
has been re-engaged for a short period and
is as successful as ever.
"Girofie-Girorla" will take the place of
"Olivette" at the Tivoli on Monday night.
The Marie Rostelle Burlesque Company
is drawing good houses at the Wigwam.
MOSZKOWSKI'S "JOAN OF ARC"
Programme of the Metropolitan Musical
Moszkowski's symphonic poem of
"Jeanne d'Arc" will be the feature of this
evening symphony concert at the Audito
rium. The work has been heard here be
fore this winter, but it is beautiful enough
to bear repeating, and the other selections
will be Gluck's overture -'Iphigenia" (with
the ending by Richard Wagner) and
Bizet's suite "Roma."
Suffering From I* a Grippe.
La grippe has invaded the Police Courts, and,
Judges Campbell, Conlan and Joaehirnsen are
suffering from it. Judge Campbell has been
compelled to take to his bed, and yesterday
morning Justice Barry continued all the cases
on his calendar till to-day. Judge Conlan dis
posed of a few cases and had to adjourn court
Judge Joaehimsen bore up as long as he
could, but as he said he felt as if his head was
twice its natural size he was also forced to ad
journ court. Judge Low has escaped so far.
l.angley*g Directory iv Press.
This old standard publication is now being
printed and will be issued in a few weeks,. The
advance sheets show that it is keeping up with
the times. It is being printed with new type
and presents an excellent appearance — fine
presswork, superior paper and tasty adver
Money burns the pocket to buy the Al
mighty-dollar Cigar. •
W. B. STOREY IS
He Is Said to Be a Very Val
uable Man for the
HEAVY RAILS WILL BE USED.
Passenger Cars of the Very
Latest Designs Will Be
The very important position of engineer
of the valley road has at last been filled —
at least an offer of the place has been made
to a gentleman, and his acceptance is
expected by the board of directors at any
Tlie successful man is W. B. Storey, who
was for a number of years an assistant in
the office of Chief Engineer Hood of the
About a year ago Mr. Storey quit the
service of that company and is at present
connected with the Ignited States Debris
Commission. He is said to be a very capa
ble young man, is a native son and was
educated at the University of California.
The question of rails for the new road
formed the subject for consideration at an
important meeting of the board of directors
of the San Francisco and San Joaquin Val-"^
ley line yesterday.
The directors have been flooded with cir
culars and letters from the large rolling
mill companies of the East who desire to
furnish the necessary rails, and to one of
them the contract will necessarily be given,
but there is a manifest determination
among the officials to give the all-possible
contract to California firms when it is
found thej' are able to supply the mate
rials needed at anywhere near a reasonable
This feeling in favor of the home manu
facturers extends to all the material which
will be used in the construction of the road.
As the line is to be built by the money of
the people of California, it is believed the
State's workingmen and manufacturers
should derive all possible benefits from sup
plying the material.
One of the problems which confronts the
board in this matter of rails is that of trans
portation. It was the expressed conviction
of one of the foremost movers in the enter
prise yesterday that the first work of con
struction would be done in the San Joaquin
"It will probably be some time," said he.
"before the actual terminus of the road on
the bay will be determined, but the route
through the San Joaquin Valley, or at least
the lower portion of it, can be much more
easily settled. This is why I believe the
first work will be done in that locality, and
right here arises the question of how we are
going to get the rails on the ground at the
least expense. Of course, we might ship
them by the Southern Pacific, but we all
know that in that event the local freight
bill would probably be almost as great as
the original cost of the rails. The only
other possible plan is that of transportation
"Now, a good portion of the year navi
gation is possible into the San Joaquin
Valley as far as Crow's Landing, by way of
Stockton. What, then, would be*a better
plan than to commence the roau at that
pomt — as it appears to be pretty generally
understood that it will be on the fine — and
work either in one direction or both
Inhere has also been a good deal of desul
tory talk among the directors regarding
the quality and kind of rolling stock which
will be used on the new road. Of course,
it is as yet a little early to give this matter
consideration, and it probably will not re
ceive the official attention of the board for
some time to come, but, still, the matter is
one of importance and nothing is lost by
It is pretty safe to say that the people of
California will be provided with a class of
coaches which they have not been accus
tomed to riding in in the past. The pres
ent is an auspicious time for the purchase
of this class of rolling stock, as it is, in
fact, for all kinds. Labor and material are
both cheap, and in the published accounts
of competitive bids for cars made by differ
ent Eastern companies lately it is notice
able th;it the work is being done probably
50 per cent less than it could have been
done for five years ago.
A first-class coach of modern make and
finished in fine style can be bought to-day
for the same amount of money, if not for
lees, than the Southern Pacific paid for its
antiquated specimens which render life
miserable, on the journey East especially.
The high back and chair cars are in great
favor in the East, and the latter is afforded
the public free of extra cost, and it is be
lieved that the same service can be given
The passenger traffic on the new line, it
is believed, will be one from which no in
considerable revenue will be derived, and
the directors are determined that the pub
lic shall in good measure be afforded all
the comforts of travel an up-to-date service
in this respect can give.
After yesterday's meeting Vice- President
Whittier stated that a 60-pound steel rail
would be used in the valley and a 70-pound
rail in the mountainous country.
"We will have some big subscriptions
for you at our next meeting," said he as he
buttonholed a substantial looking citizen
and rushed him into the inner sanctum.
Arrested for Smuggling.
Nick Lopez, one of the crew of the steamer
Acapulco, was rearrested by United States
Marshal Baldwin yesterday. Last February he
was caught smuggling cigars and was held to
answer in $500 bondß by United States Com
missioner Heacock. When the Grand Jury in
dicted him he could not be found.
George Metzger gave himself up at the City
Prison yesterday. He is a bartender, and last
July was arrested for carrying a loaded pistol
and lewd pictures. He put up $400 bail and
then disappeared. He now wants to stand
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Commencing Monday, March 4,
ODftIAGSIFiCEST.SEW COMPANY !
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COMMENCING SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 1894.
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Thursday, Friday and Saturday— Bain
Five or more races each day. Races start, at 2
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NEW TO-DAY- AMUSEMENTS.
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To-night and Every Evening This Weelf
ONLY MATINEE SATURDAY.
California's Most Beautiful and Talented Actress,
in A. W. Pinero's Most Successful Play,
NEXT WKEK— 3D AND LAST OF
Henry Arthur Jones' Psychological Play,
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Seats for Last Week Ready To-day.
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PORTRAIT LOAN EXHIBITION
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The Salvation Army and the Hospital
for Children . and Training- .
School for Nurses.
— at THE —
MARK HOPKINS ART INSTITUTE.
Cor. California and Powell sts.
SOME NEW PICTURES THIS WEEK,
MISS GOAD By Jos. Strong
SPECIAL FOR SATURDAY !
SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT 3:30,
Tea and Grand Popular Concert !
• Under the Direction of JluskyJlkvmas.
THE ANGEL ISLAND BAND.
SPBOIAIj NOTICE. .
Open daily from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M.
and Saturday Evening.
Musical Festival and Promenade Fair
EVERY EVENING and SATURDAY MATINEE
UNTIL APRIL 1, 1895,
■ :.'•■/ '-: BY THE
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100 — Selected Musicians— loo
ALFRED BONCOVIERI, Director.
Presented for the First Time in History.
School Children Admitted Free at Sat-
Single Admission 25 cents
(Including reserved seat)
Season Tickets for Adults $2.00
Season Tickets' for Children $1.00
(Entitling holder to the full series of 31
Family Transferable Coupon Book of Fifty
JBSf? Tickets on sale at Sherman. Clay & Co.'s.
S. 1". A. Co Leonard > -rover, Manager
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FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE KING OF
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Mrs. Ek>'ksti:s'e Krki.ino Proprietor <fc Manager
AUDRAN'S EVER POPULAR OPERA,
' Monday, March 11,
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: BLUE BEARD JR. : : Out for NICOTINE:
Popular Prices— 2sc and sOc.
MUSICAL SOCIETY'S CONCERTS
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Herr FRITZ SCEEEL, Kapellmeister.
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Overture, "Iphigenia" Gluck
Suite, "Roma" Bizet
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Sunday Evening— STA\DIXAYIAX SIGHT!
PRICES: Popular Concerts — Admission, 25c.
Symphony Concerts— Admission, 50c; reserved
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seals on sale at Sherman, Clay <fc Co.'s daily,
9 A. M. tO 5 I. M.
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THIS EVENING AT 8,
of Slmg and Pettit's Great Melodrama,
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First Appearance of MAUD EDNA HALL.
Evening Pricks— loc, 25c and 50c
Matinees Saturday ana Sunday.
Seats on Sale from 9 a. m. to 10 p. m.
W I nW A M Corner Stockton
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Commencing Monthly, March 4,
NEW HENRY BURLESQUE COMPANY.
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t(3" Reserved Seals, -sc; Opera Chairs, 35c; any
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