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SATVKI'AY MARCH 9. 1895
LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF.
Of charge— railroad time-tables in the
ety Girl" troupe sailed yesterday
The Board of Supervisors has decided not to
• the present pound limits.
Jay Rial has sued Leonard Grover Jr. for $50
on an IO U. Both are theatrical men.
The Weather Bureau report is published in
tne tirst column of the commercial news.
An improved GatUng gun will soon arrive
the Kast for the use oi the Naval Reserve.
The sentence of the court-martial which tried
' ai tain blunienburg has been approved by the
Railroad time-tahies are published by the
< ai.:, [ree <>i charge for the accommodation of
The resident? of Third street express decided
:ig the coiulition of that
Mrs. Elisabeth Tlttel has applied for letters
r the .*4s,<X>o estate of her
■ 1. Conrad Tittel.
The Porim festival of the Genry-street temple
will be held at the Armory Hall on Ellis street,
between Polk and Larkin.
i wo employes of the Union Iron Works \rere
ly burned yesterday by ;i >liirhi|explosion
on the steamer Bawnmore.
A farewell reception *.va< tendered Rev. J. Q.
A. Henry at Th« First Baptist Church. He
leaves for Chicago on Tuesday.
The advisory committee of the manufac
' convention met yesterday and setMarcb.
Reynolds yesterday arrested
Wilson, Thomas Lee and John Kearny
on a charge of attempted burglary.
The Board of Education has chnneed the
summer vacation of the public schools from
1 to July 8 t<> June 7 to July -2.
The members of the Loyal Legion will start
for Pasadena next Friday afternoon to attend
a stated meeting on Echo Mountain.
Police Judce Low has threatened t>i adiourn
hi? court unless he is given more habitable
quarters by the- City ITall Commissioners.
The Grand Jury met yesterday, but post
poned tiling any indictments ap.-iinst owners
of houses rented lor baa purposes until Mon
The Sun Francisco Schuetzen Verein elected
ofiicer- ling year. The club is pre
paring for a big celebration of their May fes
eral O. O. Howard delivered an eloquent
lecture on Grant a; Chattanooga at the Young
Christian Association auditorium last
The villas and cottasres of Sausalito and Bel
vedere ere rapidly filling up for the summer.
The next "night in Veuice" is already being
::iber of library officials and persons in
terested in library work ree: la>t evening and
organized the Library Association of Central
I'endinsr the settlement of her divorce diffi
culties Kate Murphy has been allowed ,*SO
counsel fees and $25 a month alimony from
A big suit over the estate of Samuel Simon is
now ; fraud iv the
: i in the executors' purchase
•. a machinist at the Fulton
Works, who diet-.-, ren momhs
•• his wife to have committed
suicide in England.
•'• '*'• It ?uinp Margaret O'Brien for
had him falsely arrested for
argument to continue The injunction
compact wa.- nia
terday - I C. Shortridge iv the United
■ its meeting last night
I the new charter the
sol the Mayor will beeonsid
rt Friday night.
Milii : be paid for their services
itrikeof last July some time next
week. '1 hr- ■ .ie men are now being
liiaiie cii; in Sacrau
ir Weile, a? executrix of James H.
Pheian's estate, h:t< Bued George H. Maxwell
for an accounting of the afl'airs of the firm of
The ; steamer City of Everett re
tv.rned from i'ur: Costa lnst evening. There is
c length of 'the vessel's
voyage from Port Townsend.
The captain of the Fteamer Premier, which
arrived from »;rays Harbor yesterday morning,
r<.;.or;s having seen a meteor, which dropped
iuto the sea cl'jse to the vessel.
Fhe divorce case of Whald against Whald
r opened, and in the process G. W.
defendant's t.:x-attoriiey, has been
fined .^'Ju for contempt oi court.
Nicholas Hamilton, aged 17 years, who stole
much from a room in v house on O'Far
treet, has been sent to the School of In
lit lone by Judge Wallace.
The next encampment of the Grand Army
<• held in Sacramento on the 22d prox.
The Woman's Relief Corps convention will
meet at the same time and place.
■ unt ChristlansoD and posse continue
Ms on ;he Chinatown gamblers. Six tan
■-'ninblers were arrested last night and
1 up at the old City Hall prison.
The Call believes in encouraging local ar
• - in all branches of the fine arts, and will
pleasure in giving prominence to all
- ihat are worthy of recognition.
The books of the late Ralph Selby. formerly
secretary of the California Building* and Loan
Association, have been experted and are de.
clart-d to be correct in every particular.
M. E. Lang has been given the custody
of her little girl until next Friday, wh<
ill corue up for trial. The father says the
mother is unfit to care for the little one.
Judge Wallace passed sentence yesterday on
George Graham, riving him two years tor at
tempted burglary, and upon John Ross, giving
him live years for burglary in the second de-
Marwllin Mount has brought «uit for $20,000
damages against I. <i. Bomps, R. H. Pomps and
• Roger! for malicious prosecution
Th*y had him arrested for receiving stolen
Secretary ITolbrook of the Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has been
bued by Paul de Martini for 75 cents, the Talue
of a chicken which the officer used as evi
Mftry Duffey has b^en abandoned by her hus
band, Thomas J. Duffey, a well-known driver
for the Fire Department, for another woman
The whereabouts of the levanting pair is un
Favorites had a ro'it?h day of It at the track
lay. long shots, with one exception,
finishing in the fitmt rank. Ducat, the $10,000
racer, defeated Bellicoso, equaling the coast
record for six furlongs.
The case of Mrs. Mary Kelly acalnst the
management of the Hotel St. Nicholas was be
gun beiore Justice of the Peace Groezinger
yesterday. The plaintiff cues for damages for
being ejected from the hotel.
Frank Garcia, barkeeper of a Montgomery
street saloon, wants the suit which his px-wiie
brought for divorce reopened, as he thinks he
can then escape the payment of $75 a month
alimony which is now required of him.
John Smith raised a row in Judge Wallace's
court yesterday morning after he was sentenced
for robbery, fie was gireo twenty years for
one charge Did hi.-, companion iv crime, John
:i, received twenty years each on two
. The second grand concert of the Trinity Pres
byterian Sunday-school Orchestra of forty in
struments was given last night. Fenton P.
Foster was conductor, assisted by Mrs. Richard
Bayne, soprano ; Miss Pearl Noble, cornetist;
6. Savannah, violinist.
Mary Seek amp and Margaret Stuart have
commenced a contest of the- will of their
father, David McKay. They allege insanity,
and also that he disinherited them because he
was led to believe they were Catholics. They
were left nothing by the will.
Mrs. Eleanor Welle, as executrix of the estate
of Joseph D. Phelan, has sued George Maxwell,
in his own person and as executor of the estate
of R. 8. Mesick, to recover.Phelan's share of the
old law firm of Mesick, Maxwell and Phelan.
She claims a share in collections aggregating
$20,000 and a law library worth $15,000.
Herbert C. Tuck was discharged from the
Home for the Adult Blind. He sued for rein
statement and bis case was taken to the
.Supreme Court. The Justices says that the
directors of such an institution are the sole
judges of acts of insubordination and that he
was, therefore, legally discharged upon the
directors finding that he was a disturbing
This afternoon at 4 o'clock in the new audi
torium of the Young Men's Christian Associa
tion, Mason and Ellis streets, General O. 0.
Howard will sd'dress a mass-meeting of pas
tors, Sunday-school teachers and other Chris
tian workers, ladies and gentlemen. To-mor
row afternoon at 3 o'clock the General will
speak in the Association Auditorium to gen
tlemen only, between the ages of sixteen and
forty years. ,
PRAY FOR EQUITY.
An Appeal for Justice in Behalf
of the Continental
Judge McKenna Will Hear the
Compact's Attorneys This
The injunction proceedings of the Con
tinental Insurance Company against the
Board of Fire Underwriters of the Pacific
■were resumed yesterday before Judge Mo-
Kenna in the United States Circuit Court.
JUDGE JOSEPH M'KENNA LISTENING TO THE ARGUMENT.
[From a courtroom sketch by Kahler.]
Several of the local insurance managers
were present, some out of curiosity and
some as officers of the board which is sued
to be restrained from boycotting the Con
•tinental non-board company. Attorney
Page of Page & Eells appeared for the de
fendants, and Samuel M. Shortridge of
fchortridge & Delmas for the plaintiff.
Mr. Shortridge read an affidavit of W. S.
Duval on behalf of the Continental com
pany. It opened with a statement that
Frank C. Ensign, an insurance agent at
San Jose, was compelled to resign from the
Continental agency that he might keep
other companies in the compact.
The greater part of the document was
taken up wi th a legal review of the com
pact's rules and constitution.
George W. Spencer, president of the
board, in an affidavit, denied that he had
threatened Duval, but did his best to per
suade him to join. He finally declared it
was absolutely false. that the union com
panies combined to destroy the Continen
tal or prevent it from doing business on
the coast. The association of the insur
ance companies is solely for mutual in
terest, Mr. Spencer averred, and such pro
vision of its rules and constitution as refer
to companies not belonging to the associa
tion are not leveled against such com
panies with the object of injuring them
but of protecting the companies in the
association from the assaults upon their
own business by the non-board companies.
J. W. G. Coi'ran made in his affidavit,
which was read by Mr. Page, a general de
nial that he had said to Duval, "We shall
simply wipe you off the face of the earth."
W hen the affidavits were submitted Mr.
Shortridge made an argument covering in
detail the broad scope of matter intro
duced in evidence and lasting over three
hours. He dwelt fully on the difficulties
met with in preparing evidence and infor
mation from various points on the Pacific
Coast, to impress the court that all dili
gence had been used by the complainant
to bring the case to a speedy termination.
"1 have listened in vain for any fact,"
said he, "in law or equity that should cause
this court to change its position in regard
to the temporary restraining order. Sow
the complainant seeks further relief and
shows cause why it should be pro
tected and the defendants are called upon to
show cause why the restraining order
should not be "continued. The United
States Court of Equity has a power to throt
tle monopoly, to check oppression, such as
a common law court has not the power to
accomplish. The facts proved in the case
would authorize numerous suit? against
each and every member of the board of tire
underwriters. 1 '
On the ground of multiplicity of actions
the court could enjoin, and on that eround
alone he asked the court to continue the
restraining order, and if that were all to
have a bond to prevent a recurrence of the
hardships against the plaintiff.
If on the one hand there was a person
and on the other an aggregation of cor
porations threatening to ruin his business
and coercing the public, the court would,
he believed, enjoin the combine from boy
cotting. If the court were convinced on
this preliminary hearing that there was
an unlawful interference with the com
plainant'B business, the spirit of truth
and justice permeating every decision on
such oasts would prompt it to give the re
"Who are the parties before the court?
The complainant is a corporation, organ
ized in a sister State, and authorized to
transact business in the State of California
and' elsewhere on the Pacific Coast," said
"The defendants, confederating under
the name of the Board of Fire Under
writers of the Pacific, are a gigantic and
powerful compact, organized for the pur
pose of controlling the business of lire in
surance on the Pacific Coast; they area
trust seeking to 6tiiie and crush out all
competition, to coerce all companies to
join them, to fix arbitrarily the rates of
insurance, a dangerous combination, an
unlawful association, the purpose of which
is to impose a monopoly on the property
owners throughout the Pacific states and
Territories. Defeated heretofore in legis
lative halls, the people, represented by
the Continental Insurance Company,
comes into this court of equity and seeks
to restrain this colossal monopoly of its
power to do evil.
"Such appeals have never been made in
vain. A court of equity will deprive this
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 1895.
monopoly of its power — will destroy it, for
the reason that it is contrary to wise pub
"The purpose, the object, of this insur
ance compact is to destroy all competition
and to fasten upon the people a monopoly.
By threats such as no agent dare resist,
by threats such as no assured or property
owner dare resist, this compact seeks to
deprive the Continental of its agents and
to frighten away its customers. By threat
ening circulars, by false advertisements,
by intimidating its employes to leave its
service, by unlawfully interfering with
the complainant in its lawful business, the
Board of Fire Underwriters of the Pacific
was working irreparable injury to the
Continental, and unless restrained would
drive it from the field. Then the compact
i would control rates and extort from the
j property - owners unjust and oppressive
"This compact has instituted a boycott
against the Continental Insurance Com
pany because it has resolutely refused to
; joint this unlawful conspiracy. A boycott
! is contrary to the spirit and genius of
American liberty and American law, and
a court of eoquity will restrain any organi
zation from enforcing a_ boycott. A boy
cott was threatened agrainst all property
' owners who patronized the Continental."
In the afternoon Mr. Shortridge con
j tinued his argument and reiterated in
■ very forcible logic some points he had
established in the forenoon. He cited
opinions from numerous Federal Jndges
in cases which appeared to be similar to
the one he had in hand.
He said the individual agen-t -should be
protected, and that a huge combine, backed
by a demonstration of force, which said to
an individual, "if you do business, or in
any way or manner work for the Conti
nental you sever all connections with us,"
showed the spirit of the boycott, pure and
simple; that this illegal combine of under
writers, when they preposterously said to
the insurer, "if you insure in the Conti
nental you cannot insure with any of our
companies," committed an unlawful act.
Judge McKenna asked the advocate what
he considered it in the power of the court
Mr. Shortridge replied that he only
wished such injunction as would thor
oughly insure against a veritable boycott.
At this juncture the court adjourned
until 11 o'clock this morning, when Mr.
Shortridge will resume his argument. He
will be followed by Mr. Page, and Mr.
Delmas will close on behalf of the plaintiff.
Would you enjoy an ideal standard in
your Baking? Always use Dr. Price's
LABOR COUNCIL SATISFIED.
Street Railway Employes
Were Discharged for
No Sweeping Cut in Wages
Has Been Officially
At the weekly meeting of the Labor
Council last night, in their hall at 1159
Mission street, resolutions were passed
tendering thanks to Mayor Sutro and
James H. Barry. The former was thanked
for having contributed $127 to the benefit
of the American Railway Union, and the
latter for having gratuitously furnished
the printed matter which was used to
advertise the council's entertainment at
the Sutro baths last Sunday. Considerable
feeling was expressed at the Mayor's gen
erosity, as he had, beyond donating this
amount, given the use of the baths free for
The delegates from the various labor or
ganizations reported very favorably ih re
gard to the condition of business. One ex
ception was made, however, in the report
of the ironworkers' delegate, who stated
that trade was exceedingly dull and many
men in that industry out of work.
M. M. McGlynn, chairman of the meet
ing, said that he had nothing to report in
regard to the rumored strike of streetcar
employes. He said further that he had in
vestigated the cases of the men discharged
from the Powell-street line and had found
that they had lost their situations by vio
lating a very strict rule of the company
which is that no gambling can be indulged
in by any of the men while on duty, and
that several had been detected playing
poker in the power-house.
In concluding his remarks the chairman
said that no complaint had come before
the council from any of the employes on
the surface roads, and that the talked-of
reduction of 20 cents from a day's pay had
not been made known to the men with
whom he had conversed.
Fined for Vulgar Language.
C. A. Hughes, a coloied waiter, formerly an
employe in the Hoffman House, was yesterday
convicted of the charge of carrying brass
knuckles. He was convicted February 11 of
using vulgar language to his employer, \V. .T.
Sullivan, aud sentenced to pay a tine of $50
Hughes is the messenger of J. H. Wise and
pre.-ident of the Ticonderoga Club, a colored
political and social organization.
Robbed of His Watch.
Jaeanero Mendiblo was arrested last night
for robbing a drunken man, Edward Jones, of a
silver watch on California street near Kearny.
The complainant was held up by three men,
two of whom escaped.
Cleveland can scarcely be seen through his
Almighty Dollar (Cigar) smoke. •
DISGRACEFUL SCENE CREATED BY
A CONDEMNED CRIM
RYAN STOOD TOO NEAR HIM.
Two Young Highwaymen Object
to Paying for Their Mis
The morbid crowd which usually gathers
in Judge Wallace's court to see the crimi
nals cringe under the sentences which he
imposes were treated to a sensation yester
day morning which they had not looked
for. One of the prisoners on being sen
tenced cursed the court in the vilest lan
guage, and struck the policeman who j
arrested him a blow in the face before the !
Deputy Sheriffs could hustle him out of
A more unprepossessing example of the
younger criminal element could hardly be j
found than John Smith, the one who j
created the scene in court. He had pleaded I
guilty to robbery, mainly because John j
Wilson, his partner in crime, had pleaded
not guilty, and had been convicted after a
short trial. The robbery was committed
on one of the Mission-street cars, and two
passengers were the victims. Two charges
were accordingly placed against the gang.
John Wilson was convicted of both
charges. John Smith pleaded guilty to
one charge, and the other is pending, and
William Fraser, the third member of the
gang, escaped while being taken to the
courtroom a week ago. Both Wilson and
Smith came up for sentence yesterday.
Wilson was the first to be called. He de
livered a long speech to the court, telling
how he had not been given a fair trial, how
the police had prosecuted him and kept
him from consulting with his attorney;
how he had never been properly identiried,
and how the witnesses contradicted them
selves during the trial. The court listened
patiently to his story, and also to a sugges
tion from his counsel that a reform school
was the place for a lad of his years, rather j
than the penitentiary. The prisoner was
only IS. his counsel said, and that fact
should weigh with the court. Judge Wal
lace would not consider the suggestion that
he be sent to the reform school, for he was '
afraid the influence he would exert over ;
the other boys would destroy for them any
good the school might do. He considered
that the testimony had shown that the j
prisoner was vicious from choice, and un
less checked would develop into a hardened
criminal. He therefore sentenced him to
twenty years in the State's prison.
The sreond charge was then called, and
after the same suggestions had been made \
by counsel, Judge Wallace added another
twenty years to the sentence already !
passed. All the air of bravado faded away I
from the prisoner as he was led back to his i
seat, and he shrunk into a corner and
John Smith, Wilson's partner, was then
called. He had pleaded guilty and swag
gered up to the tmr confident in the fact
that he would be lightly dealt with on that
account. The same plea for sentence to a
reform school was made in his behalf, and
for the same reason it was denied, and
then for the same reasons which had in
fluenced him to give the full limit twice
over to his companion, Judge Wallace
sentenced Snr'b to twenty year 3 imprison-
MRS. DEAN BEFORE UNITED STATES COMMISSIONER EEACOCK.
[Sketched in the courtroom by a v Call" artist.]
ment. For a moment the hapless prisoner
was speechless with astonishment,
for he had thought he had profit
ed a good deal by Wilson's convic
tion, and by his own plea of guilty
in consequence. But he found his tongue
in a moment, and then in the most dis
reputable and vulgar language he cursed
the Judge and then the bailiffs, who tried
to keep him quiet. The Sheriffs hustled
him over to his corner, still whining out
his blasphemy, and after handcuffing him
to Wilson started to take the pair out of
court. As tiiey passed out they went near
Policeman Ryan, who had arrested them
and secured most of the evidence which
had convicted them. "Hit him," mut
tered Wilson, and acting under the sug
gestion, Smith drove his fist into the po
liceman's face. He was about to follow
this up with another, but the Sheriffs
caught his arm, and the two men were
taken away. Ryan never said a word, but
quietly retired to stanch the blood which
flowed from his nose.
Smith was sentenced on but one charge,
and it was the intention. of the court and
the District Attorney to allow the other
charge to lapse because of his plea of
guilty. He has shown himself unworthy
of leniency, however, and he will probably
be forced to trial on the second offense as
well. He will certainly get the full limit
on that, to<S, and if the prosecution wishes
to go so far his conviction now can be used
as a "prior," and his next sentence may be
Counterfeits in money or food are not
wanted. Pr. Price's Baking Powder is as
good as gold.
OFF FOR AUSTRALIA
The "Gaiety Girl" Goes Sailing Down
the Stream— Touching Farewells
The "Gaiety Girl" stood on the deck of
the Mariposa yesterday afternoon and
waved her last address to San Francisco.
The girls said "good luck" to the chappies,
and the chappies waved their handker
chiefs ana said "good luck," too, and "good
by, old chap," to the male accessories of
the troupe. There was quite a crown on
the dock to see the fair English artists off
for Australia, and before the gangplank
was pulled ashore long Jack Casserly and
W. 08. Macdonbugh hovered near the
dear girls. Jack was all attention to the
pretty Grace Pariotta, and his tall form
was bent in two that he might hear her
: last fond farewell errands. Manager Ma
! lone was not far away and the green-eyed
monster was in evidence. Mr. Macdonough
divided his attention between Maud Hob
son and Decima Moore, while King Over
looked anxiously up to the deck from the
The sailing of the Mariposa was delayed
one sweet hour, but the time of parting
came at last, the blast of the steamer's
siren drowning a thunder explosion which
fell from beneath Jack Casserly's shadowy
"Let £O?" cried the superintendent of the
dock to the men at the gangplank, and
every man took it to himself and looked
indignant. The Mariposa slid out into
the stream, the girls and men of the troupe
shouting like Indians. The dudes and
others went down to the end of the dock,
and waved and cheered until the steamer
was far away. The Mariposa went living
down the bay to make up her lost hour,
and Captain" Hayward has promised to
give the girls a whole day at Honolulu,
where they may learn some new steps from
the hula-hula dancers.
MORE INDICTMENTS EXPECTED
A gainst the Owners of Houses Rented
for Bad Purposes.
The Grand Jury was in session yesterday
afternoon, but besides partially considering
several cases which had been brought to
its attention, nothing was done. It was
expected that some further presentments
would be made against the owners of houses
of ill fame, but action on these cases wa3
postponed until Monday afternoon. It is
thought that at least a dozen indictments
will be filed then.
A. Grosbois, who was indicted several
days ago for renting houses for immoral
purposes, was arrested last night and after
ward released on $200 bonds.
SAD PLIGHT OF MRS. DEAN.
accused of passing counterfeit
Bills and Deserted
Her Health Is Breaking Up and
She Cannot Raise Any
Mrs. Lulu Dean, charged with passing
counterfeit $10 bills and wife of W. S.
Dean, accused of counterfeiting, is in a sad
plight. Her friends have forsaken her.
She has been in jail for over a month, her
health is breaking up and a long term in
the penitentiary stares her in the face.
United States District Attorney Foote and
Secret Service Agent of the Treasury Harris
are half inclined to think that she was the
dupe of her husband and his confederates,
but as she obstinately refuses to betray
them the Federal officials are in a quan
dary what to do in the circumstances.
Mrs. Dean's case was called before United
States Commissioner Heacock yesterday
morning, and the fair defendant was rep
resented by Attorney A. P. Van Duzer.
She pleaded not guilty, and P. "W. Seering,
who keeps a fruit and poultry store at 470
Twelfth street, Oakland, was called as a
witness. He testified that on February 2
last, between 5 and 6 o'clock in the even
ing, Mrs. Dean bought a chicken and a jar
of jelly from him. She tendered a $10 bill
in payment, and he gave her $9 25 change.
He took the bill to the bank the following
day, and they told him it was a counter
feit. He positively identiiied the prisoner
as the woman who passed the counterfeit
At this point Mrs. Dean's attorney waived
any further examination, and Commis
sioner Heacock held her to appear before
th«j Grand Jury in $10,000 bonds. This
brought Van Duzer to his feet, and he
protested that such an exorbitant bond
meant keeping his client in jail until she
was tried. United States District Attorney
Foote, Van Duzer and Mrs. Dean held a
consultation, and then the former an
nounced that he would agree to a reduction
to $5000. Van Duzer protested that even
that sum was exorbitant, but said he would
try to secure it.
Mrs. Dean, whose maiden name was
Lulu Idler, was born in Greenville, 111.
Her parents are well-to-do and pillars of
the church. When she was arrested her
attorney gained a stay of proceedings, in
orde." to enable her to write home and
secure the sinews of war. The letter was
sent and no reply has ever come.
She was young and impressionable when
she left home to carve out her own fortune
against the wish of her parents. In Los
Angeles she secured a position in Wilson's
dining-rooms, and there met Dean, who
was doing a good business as an engraver.
Their acquaintance ended in a marriage.
The husband spent more money than ne
could earn, and he iinally embarked in the
illicit business that has landed both him
self and his wife in jail. Much sympathy
is felt for the unfortunate woman, as the
general belief is that she was not aware of
the crime she was committing.
In every well-ordered house a welcome
guest — Dr. Price's Baking Powder.
A Patient Counterfeiter.
Every now and then the Secret Service
officials of the Treasury receive from
some distant bank a Government note
of a large denomination, made with a
pen by an artist of infinite patience
and skill. Sometimes it is a greenback of
$1000, sometimes a national bank note of
$500, and during the last few weeks two
$100 treasury notes haye come in — all bear
ing evidence of having: been made by the
same hand and so perfect in every detail
that their defects can be detected only by
the use of a- microscope.
Between $7000 and $SOOO of the results of
this artist's work has been discovered, but
not the slightest clue to the place of the
man from whom they come. Some of the
notes were well worn and look as if they
had been in circulation a long time ; some
hiive b^en detected in bundles of money
sent in for redemption, and the "pen-and
ink man," as they call him at the treasury,
undoubtedly earns his living by that sort
of work. — Chicago Record's Washington
The Order of the Wing of St. Micnael is
Portuguese ; founded in 1172.
FOR THE TEACHERS.
Those Dismissed by the Old
Board May All Troop
a.* j. itsell wins his suit.
Judge Wallace Decides That
Trials Must Be Before the
Judge Wallace yesterday rendered a de
cision of much importance to the Board of
Education and the School Department and
one that will be of great interest to many
teachers. It practically restores to their
former positions, with lost salary, all the
teachers dismissed by the former board for
incompetency or for the good of the de
The case decided was that of A. J. Itsell
gainst the Board of Education. Itsell was
one of the large batch of teachers with
which the old board dealt severely just
after election. He was vice-principal of
the John Sweet Grammar School at $125 a
month, and was charged with being incom
petent as a disciplinarian because he could
not manage a yardfull of lively boys. The
charges were investigated at a trial before
the Committee oniQualifications of Teach
ers, and in a report giving findings of fact
but not testimony the board transferred
him to the Washington Grammar School,
where he was made a class teacher at $77 a
Henley andCostello, his attorneys, began
mandamus proceedings to compel a restor
ation of his rank and salary and Judge
Wallace rendered his decision yesterday.
The court held that Itsell could not be re
moved or degraded except for cause and
that he was entitled to a lair and impartial
trial. The meat of the decision was that
his trial was illegal because it was not be
fore the full board and that the rule of the
board demanding committee trials and re
ports of findings was illegal. The power
of removal was vested in the full board
and could not be delegated. The full tes
timony must be placed before the board
in some manner. In this case three of the
five members of the committee signed the
report and two, Ames and Symmes, heard
all the testimony. In the report to the
board but two lines were devoted to Itsell's
testimony and the court says: "'lt does
not appear that they have "followed the
laws of the State or their own rules."
Mr. Itsell will at once resume the vice-
principalship of the John Swett Grammar
School and be entitled to his full sulary
since his removal. Vice-Principal \Y. D.
Kingsbury, the poet, will have to be given
a position somewhere else. The board
may, however, transfer Itsell to some
other vice-principalship of equal salary.
All the many teachers removed or de
graded by the old board will be entitled to
share Mr. Itsell's victory. A number will
go back into the department. Some of
them have suits pending now, others have
their cases in the hands of attorneys, and
still others will come forward now. Among
those dismissed who are suing tne board
are: Miss L. F. Ryder, formerly of the
North Cosmopolitan ; M iss Fannie Soule,
Miss Kate Turner and Miss Baker.
Mix the flour with the baking powder in
a dry state, and always before sifting. Dr.
Price's Baking Powder is best.
The San Francisco Organization Held
Their Annual Election.
The San Francisco Schuetzen-Verein held
the annual election of officers at the Cali
fornia Hall last night.
The following are the officers for the
President, Henry Doscher; vice-president,
D. B. Faktor; corresponding secretary, K. Wer
theimer; financial secretary, A. Bahrs; treas
urer, Henry Koster; trustees, A. Grantz, J.
Mangels, A. Hnber; shooting-masters, F. B.
Schuster, J. Gefken; captain, John Bolts; first
lieutenant, William Schmadeke; second lieu
tenant, John Thode; third lieutenant, Henry
Stelling; fourth lieutenant, Henry M. Wreden;
sergeant, E. Ipsen; band-leader, Henry Prien;
color-bearers, William Platt and M. Hoefle.
Those elected take office immediately
upon qualification. Preparations are being
made to have the May festival of two days'
duration conducted upon a more elaborate
scale than has heretofore been attempted.
A committee has been appointed to take
charge of the affair, and is now at work.
The last Sunday and Monday will be se
lected as the days for the celebration.
Thomas Denigan and C. A. Spreckels have
filed a suit in intervention in the action of the
California Title Insurance and Trust Company
•against the San Francisco and San Mateo Rail
road, praying that the stock of the road be
sold, and "that they be allowed their share of
the proceeds as represented by five $1000
bonds owned by Denigan, and "one hundred
and twenty $1000 bonds owned by Sprtckels.
The claim "is made that the bonds which they
supposed they had purchased in good faith
have been given over to C. C. Butler to secure
a loan of $200,000.
Third Vice-President Stnbbs of the Southern
Pacific has written a reply to the letter of the
fruit-growers, published several days ago.
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The farmers in Western Michigan are
coming to the conclusion that there is no
money in trying to compete with the Ar
gentine, Russian and India wheat-growers
and are going into fruit-growing on a larger
scale than ever.
NEW TO-DAT— AMUSEMENTS.
EVERY NIGHT AND MATINEES
Until AprU 1, 1895.
All Public School Children Admitted Free
This Will Be Odd" Fellows' Night.
Over Five Thousand of the I. O. O. F.
Will Be in Attendance.
AMERICAN CONCERT BAND!
ALFRED RONCOVIERI, Director.
Single Admission 25 cents
Season Tickets for Adults $2.00
Season Tickets for Children. ... . $1.00
Family Transferable Coupon Book of Fifty
(Entitling holders to the full series of 31 concerts)
MUSICAL SOCIETY'S CONCERTS
AT THE AUDITORIUM.
Herr FRITZ SCHEEL, Kapellmeister.
To-Night (Saturday) Popular Concert.
AS CIUSCAUI ATTRACTIVE PROGMME,
Including Compositions by
Eelkr Bela, Gade, ' .Liszt,
Haydn, . Moszkowskt, SCHKFJ,
QxJYWu, Chkbubini, Waoneb,
Mendku?soh2«, liDMBYE, DEITKICH.
TO-JIOKKdW (SUNDAY) EVENING,
GALA POPULAR NIGHT,
Devoted TO— •
PRICKS: Popular Concerts —Admission, 25c;
reserved seats, 50c. ' Symphony Concerts— Admis-
ion, 50c; reserved seats, 7Sc.
Heats on sale at Sherman, Clay <& Co.'s daily.
0 A. 11. to 5 p. M.
NEW TO-DAY— AMUSEMENTS.
J. P. HOWE : Manage*
A BLACK CROOK
UP TO DATE 1
50 BEAUTIFUL GIRLS !
A GREAT COMPANY !
PRlCES— Orchestra, 75c; Dress Circle, 50c|
NEXT WEEK-MONDAY, MARCH 11,
CHARLES F. RIGGS' COMPANY
CALIFORNIA THEATER .
Ax. Hayman & Co. (Incorporated) Proprietors
THIS I SECOND
■* -EE -A »3 1 F* Kj \ 9 J> M-M
AFTERNOON | MATINEE
HOYT'S BRILLIANT COMEDY,
Specially Selected Cast
From Hoyt's Theater, New York.
£•. 11. STOCK WELT, as.. Mink Junel
March 18— Emily Bancker in "Our Flat.**
BALDWIN THEATER. |
AL. HAYiIAN «fc CO. (Incorporated), Proprietor!
MATINEE TO-DAY AT 2.
TO-NIGHT AT 8.
California's Most Beautiful and Talented Actress,
in A. W. Plnero's Most Successful Play,
NEXT WEEK— 2 D AND LAST OF
Henry Arthur Jones' Psychological Play,
By special arrangement with E. S. Willard.
Seats for Last Week Now Selling.
THIS WEEK ONLY.
PORTRAIT LOAN EXHIBITION
FOR THE BENEFIT OF
The Salvation Army and the Hospital
for Children and Training
School for Nurses.
MARK HOPKINS ART INSTITUTE*
Cor. California and Powell »ts.
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 Heskt Heyius.
THE ANGEL ISLAND BAND.
Open daily from 9 A. M. to 5 P, M.
and Saturday Evening. ' • /
S. F. A. Co ...Leonard Grover, Manager
I^A.TIISrE!E TO-DAY I
THE VERY GREAT
The GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH—
Grandeur, Skill, Beauty, Color, Music, Dance,
Son?, combined in Superabundant Excellence.
FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE KING 09
AND TWELVE NEW SPECIALTIES.
Three mortal hours of Glitter. Pageant and Foot
And then the Prices— 10c, 15c, 25c, 35c and 50c.
Mrs. Ebn estlnk Keeunu Proprietor & Manager
AUDKAN'S EVER POPULAR OPERA,
Monday, March 11,
GIROIXE GIRO FLA
: In Preparation. • :Loolc PRINCESS :
: BLUE B£AltD JR. : : Out for NICOTINE:
Popular Prices— and sOc.
O'Farrell Street, Between Stockton and Powell.
MATINEE TO-DAY (SATURDAY) MARCH 9.
Parquet, any seat, 25c; Balcony, any seat, lOcj
Children, 10c, any part.
First Appearance of LES QUATBE DIEZS
First Appearance of ADELE PURVIS OSRI
First Appearance of JOHN 8. PKINCK and
- MISS CLARA BARTELO
First Appearance of FRANCIS J. BRYANT
And Re-engagement for One Week of
The Famous Lyric Comedienne.
The Handsomest Family Theater in America.
WALTER iIOKOSCO.^. .Solo Ee«see and Alauagei
THIS EVENING AT 8,
Of Sims and Pettit's Great Melodrama, ; ■■.
IN THE RANKS!
First Appearance of MAUD EDNA HALI*
Evening Prices— loc, 25c and 50c.
Matinees Saturday ana Sunday. JpKE
Seats on Sale from 9 a. m. to 10 P. v.
WIPiWAM Corner Stockton
W I W 1V1 » and Qeary sta .
MATINEE TO-DAY (SATURDAY), MARCH ft.
Opera chairs, 25c; any other seat, 10c; Children,
10c to any part of the house.
Last Two Nights of
MARIE KOSI KLLE'S
NEW HENRY BURLESQUE COMPANY,
K3~ "POCAHONTAS" Monday, March 11.
RUNNING ,*Sfc>s!sL^ RUNNING
RACES! !^B£&si^L RAGES!
CALIFORNIA JOCKEY CLUB RACES,
BAY DISTRICT TRACK,
COMMENCING SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 1891.
Races Monday, Tuesday, Wedne«d*w
Thursday. Friday and Saturday-Rain
' or Shin*.
Five or more races each day. Races start *t «i
t. k. sharp. McAllister and Geary streetcar, bum