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THE VALLEY ROAD LOOKING FOR A FOOTHOLD ON THE WATER FRONT.
San Francisco has not much to offer the
Valley Kailroad when terminal facilities
on The water front are brought into dis
cussion. The different basins south of
Market street are about all that may be
considered, so far as location and area are
concerned. Even these are hemmed in by
the property lines and the sidetracks of the
Southern Pacific Company.
The most interesting topic of conversa
tion on the streets yesterday was the move
of the valley road to secure legislative per
mission to occupy lands on the water front
for terminal purposes.
The total area of the lots, 1 to 16, north
of Market street, which the bill proposes
to give the Harbor Commissioners power
to lease for a term of twenty-five years, is a
little ovrr thirteen acres. They lie along
the front from Drumm street to Powell.
The only pieces of property controlled by
the Harbor Commission, except the lots
along the front which are of too small area
to be the object of the amendment to the
Harbor Commission bill, are China, Cen
tral. India, South and Drydock basins.
The area of China basin, on the lines laid
Profile of tine Water Front Soiatli of Mletrlcet Street, Showing FossiTole Terminal IPoixrts.
FOR THE ROAD.
A List of Persons Who Have
Promised the First
ENDING A MIXED CAMPAIGN.
Mrs. Anna L. Cameron Wants
Her Property Returned
"You will see by this list," said Attorney J
Davis of the terminal commute yesterday, i
'that all class?.* are represented. Nearly'
every county officer has responded liber- ' ]
-aily to the call of the committeemen, and !
we fully expect that before the time comes |
tv make a showing, Oakland will be seen I
in the front ranks with almost $500,000 on J
her subscription books. This list has noth
ing to do with the proposition of M. J.
Keller and others, and as far as we know,
they have as yet no list."
The following are the subscribers and the I
amount subscribed to the new Valley road
up to date:
Builders' Ex- K. A. Howard
change $1,000 <fe Co 300
M. C. Kidney... 500 Dalziel & Mol-
J. Conen 100' ler 750 1
P. Malony 100 A. Steffanoni... 100
J. M. Shay 100 K. Lehnhardt.. 100 '.
W. I. Ueimore 100JC. W. Kinzey... 100 ■
W. N.Concanon 100 .lohn Conant.... 100
A.Kendall 600 PunK Sound
W. T. VeitchA | Lumber C 0... 2,000 I
Bro 500 Bros 500 I
C. L. Maxwell |J.L. Barker &Co 1,000 ■
& Sons 500, W. W. 810w... 2,500 '
The Oakland F. Delger 15,000 |
Sboestore 1,000 James . 10,000!
Kabu Bros 1,000 ! Blake, Moffltt
I'liflan <fc Fish.. 1,000 Towne 2,500 i
A bran a m » o n \V. J. Dingee. . . 5,000 ;
Bros 1,000 Mrs. W. .1. Din-
Fred Becker.... 500 «»i- 5 000
Pierce Hard- i Oakland Rank
ware Co 1.000 of Savin?-.. .. 10.000
Pierce <fc C 0.... 1,000 Central Bank... 5,000 i
Robert Smi'.ie.. 1.000 Adams estate . 10,000 '
TaftdtPennoyer 1,500 Oukland Gas,
Joseph Boquet.. 500 Light and
6. H. Wilson.... 200! Heat Co . 10,000
J. H. O'Brien... 500 Chas. Camden.. 5,000
Chas. B. Shear.. 500: Wm. R. Davis.. 2,000 '■
Kirk land & F. A. Heron 2,000
Trowbridge .. 500 Union Savings
G. Seulberger... 100 Bank '.. 7,500
Frank C. Howe. 100 John 11. Glas-
G. B.Daniels.. 100! cock 2,500 1
Wm. 11. Davis I Henry Kvers. .. 500 1
(additional)... 2,000 1., s. church.... 300
F.C.Jordan.... 300! .las. B. Barber.. 300
M. A. Whiddt-n. 500 Dr. A. If. Pratt. 100 !
Tribunel'ub.Co. 1,000 H. a. Luttrell.. 300 !
C. H. Spear. 500 George Chase... 300
>". B. Ginn 1,000 f. K. Shattuck
Laura J. For- I (additional)... 500 !
rest 1,000 R. McKillican.. 300 '
Dr. T. W. Hull.. 100 J. B. Richard-
Dr. A. 11. Mnel- I son 300
. If 200;.Tas. A. Johnson 800
J. H. I ruphred. 100 C B. White 300 '
Taylor & Gray.. 400 W.G. Hr-nshaw 1,000
A. F.Gunn 300(5po. T. Huwley 1,000
11. D. Houeham 500 Mutual Invest-
W. W. Garth- i merit I'nion
wait* 300 (F. M. Smith). 2,500 '
G<o. M. Shaw... 100 C. W. Randall.. 500
W. Lair Hi 11.... 500 A. J. Frank . ... 100
K.C.Robinson. 300 James Miller... 1,000
Tlios. Garrity... 400 Claudine Saur-
Cash 200 bry (trustee).. 1.000
O. K. Hotchkiss 300!ThomasCrellin. 2,000
F.F. Baker 100 soi.st Bros 500
T. 1,. Barker.... 1.000 W. W. Baker
K. H. i'ardee... 1.500 (trustee) 500
J. L. Wttmon?.. 500 i\Vm. Gregory. 500
J. Johnson 500 Jtnliy Hill Vine-
Wni. F. Lewis.. 500 yard Co.(John
Cotton Bros. & Crellin) 1,000
Co 1,000 Camron & lie-
Webster* 400 Donald 600
■ I>. A. Stephen- Burnham, Stan
son 100 deford * C 0... 500 '
J. K. Garlick.... 200 W. D. Foote 300 :
Z. T. Oilpin 300 .1. M. Bass»tt... 800
J. Tyrrell 300 J. W. Nelson . . 500
G. Erwin Brink- F.Bcnram&Co 100
erboff l.OOOiOakland En-
Wra. P. Todd... 300 quirer 1,000
T. W. Corder. . . 1,000 J. c. McElrath. 1,000 '
F. K. Shftttuclc 2,500 B. McFadden... 400
J. J. Hanllin... 1,000 S. B. McKee.... 300
Win- Kohler.... 500 Ross Morgan. .. 300
T. Smith. 400 1 a. Barstow 500
M. C. Chapman 300 A. Kayser...... 200 !
Mrs. Mary Can- Fi bush 8r05.... 200
ning I, COO A.M. Breed* Co 300
A. de Lao de A.Campbell... 100 i
Lamina 500 Hi^Kius <fc Col-
Westphal 1,000 Uns 2,000
E. Cavanaugh.. 500 ! M. Y. Stewart. . 1,000
J. E. Morris.... 100 C. Kirk 500
H. B. Pinney... 100 Geo. ('. Pardne. . 1,000
A. S. Wood- Mftcalf A. Met
bridge 200 calf 1,000 i
F. .1. Woodward 300 .las. P. Taylor. . 600 '
J. A. BCCkwfth. 100 Al Wood Bro. 200 j
A.P.Holland.. 300, J. . I. White 600
T. W. BaJiger . . 200 1 Cary Howard .. 100
E. Gilbert 100 J. Hanly 600
A. Brown 500 K. A. Heron (Tr.) 600
Brieham.Hopne O. M. Sanford.. 200
CO 1,000 H. P. Dalton ... 1,000
W. N. Pearce... 100 P. M. Fisher ... 300
J. W. <fe. M. J. C O. Alexander 300 ;
LavmanceACo I.ooo;.Ste|>henG. Nyf 100
Chas. Jurrens.. 2,000! J. L. Da vie 600
D. K. Collins... 2,500 T. W. Conlcr... ,000 |
Arthur Brown. 1,000 M. Clmbot... 1.000 |
V. P. Mltcbcls.. 100 Chas. E. Snook. 500 !
Geo. Knuffman. 100 W. E. Miller... 500
J). I). Crowlev.. 1,000 W. G. Manuel.. 300
G. E. deGolla.. 300 John Winter... 300
A. S. Blake 200 Dr. 11. B. Mebr-
R. D. Hunter... 100 maun 200
G. R. Williams. 300 F. K. Girard . . . 200
Geo. W. Arper.. 100)
I. inline; a Mot t'iimpitigii.
To-morrow Oakland will vote for men to
fill its city offices from Mayor down, in
cluding Co uncilnien and School Directors,
Limited Facilities That the Great City of San Francisco Is Able to Offer to a
down by the Tide Land Commission, is
forty-nine and a half acres.
The line for the proposed seawall, ns
laid down in the Harbor Commission's
maps, would reduce the area about ten
The' Southern Pacific Company has a
wharf and warehouses on China basin, and,
with the property it owns along the wist
side, practically controls it. It has a side
track running over its property below
Fourth street not far from the west line of
the basin and along the whole length of
the southwest side to its wharf on the
This fact would seem to have a tendency !
to cause the directors to turn their atten- j
tion toward the other basins farther to the '
south, although they may have outlined a ;
an.l will enter upon a new order of things j
; from the fact that the old Board of Public
I Works, dominated by what La termed "de !
' gang," will be supplanted by a new board
to he made up of the Mayor." City Attorney !
; and City Engineer to be elected. The two
i latter officers have heretofore been ap
j point ive.
The campaign has been short but de
j cidedly hot. This is particularly the case
with the heads of the respective tickets.
J. W. Nelson, a Republican, is also the !
candidate for Mayor of the Democrats and
Non-Partisans, while John L. Davie Leads
the forces of the Populists and all other
opposition to Nelson. The latter is put
down as a winner, although the Davie
forces are very confident of success.
The issue of the campaign has been
I made the recovery of the water front to the
' city, and the Non-Partisans, who have been
chiefly instrumental in bringing the
water-front matter to its present statues,
have renominated most of their present
Cotmcilmen and they have all signed the
I pledge myself to vote and labor for the con- '■
tin uecl prosecution of the water-front sails. ;
My hist efforts shall be given to maintain the ]
pending contesi uninterrupted and uneompro- i
miaed to a final judgment of the courts of last .
!or the various offices there are nume
candidates. For instance, in the Sixi
rd there are no Jess than eleven cand
?s for the Council.
1 all there are rive tickets in the fielc
in some instances Republicans hay
ainated Democrats, while Democra
c indorsed Republicans and Non-Part
s have chosen both. Only the People
ty clung to straight party lines, with
The independents are very numerous i
the fight and have bobbed up all along tl
line for all offices. The light on the trea
uryship is particularly interesting an<
promises to be close. Cleye Dam
making an extra effort for this place am
his friends say his prospects are good.
tor City Attorney there are only two
didates, strange to say. Gary Howard
nominations, from the Non-Partisans
Democrats, while James K. Piersol is
nominee of the Populists and Republi
s. The latter party first nominated
les Johnson and* Fred Button for th
:e, but these gentlemen refused to ac
cept as against Howard.
All in all politics are very much ehoppec
up in Oakland, and when the votes ar
counted there are sure to be many su
The Cash "Called Back."
In an amended complaint, liled by A
torneys Chapman, Bradley and Garrity, in
the case of Mrs. Anna L. Cameron vs. Nel- i
lie E. Barter, plaintiff's daughter, she al- i ',
leges that she conveyed certain property ! 1
to Mrs. Barter in escrow, as <he contem
plated a trip to Japan for her health, but
the conveyance was understood to go into I i
effect only in case of her death. Her ;
daughter had the conveyance recorded,
and has claimed the property ever since.
It is valued at $49,850. There was also ! I
$0700 in cash, which was >;i ven into the j |
hands of defendant, that has never been |
Mr.-*. Cameron asks for judgment setting
aside the transfer of the property in ques
tion and for $37U0 in fash. The defendant
is represented by Attorneys E. M. Gibson
and Welles Whitniore.
Strings on Their Deposits.
The Piedmont Consolidated Cable Com
pany property is to be sold at p"blic auction
(Jin- week from next Tuesday and the
employes, who were compelled to put up
$20 50 when they took service with the
company, are petting anxious about that
money, which is saia to have been used by
the receiver. Fitzgerald and Abbott on
behalf of the carmen have petitioned the
court to reserve fI'JOO from the proceeds of
the sale and that the employes be made j [
The court is asked by the same attorneys ! '
t" Bet aside 125,000 from the proceeds for j
Margaret Wallace, who has a damage suit
pending for that amount.
SSOO Instead of V-'O.OOO.
The jury last night awarded 0. C. Hvatt, j
the man with a broken neck, $500 dam- !
ages, after deliberating for several hours. !
Hyatt sued the Oakland Consolidated road
lor $20,1(00 for injuries sustained in a col
lision of defendant's car with his wagon, i
The case has been bitterly contested all
week in Judge Greene's court.
Secretary Kaufman of the Board of |
Public Works, at the auction sale of the j
old LaTavette School buildings yesterday, i
received bids aggregating $331 50. This "is
just twice the amount of the old bids.
Minnie Stroelhke, the 15-year-old fiend
I who attempted to feed powdered glass to !
I the family in which she was employed, was |
! sent to the reform school yesterday.
McNamara, Montrose and Fenton, three j
j members of the Industrial Army, were i
; found guilty in the Police Court yesterday !
, of drunkenness, asing vulgar language and
i disturbing the peace. They will be sen- j
; tenccd on Monday.
The next attraction promised by the
j Reliance Club members in a short time
wiJl be a travesty upon "Romeo and
Juliet " with all the popular amateurs in
Chairman I. P. Allen of the Harmony
j Hall Non-Partisan party has issued a call
! for the convention to be held Monday
night at 8:30 o'clock. The executive com
mittee held a meeting last evening, and
steps have been taken' to have the party
recognized by law as a party in future
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 1895.
plan by which advejse surroundings may
Central basin is just beyond China basin
and covers an area of about forty acres.
India hasin is much larger than China
basin, covering about seventy-five acres,
or twenty-rive more than the proposed
amendment would allow the Harbor Com
missioners to lease to the new road and
lies two and a half miles south of China
Drydock basin covers about thirty acres
and South basin a little over eighty acres.
Engineer Holmes said: "As the law now
stands China, Central, India, South and
Drydock basins and Channel street are re
served as part of the navigable waters of
the bay, although the line of the proposed
seawall is drawn across their fronts. It is
municipal campaigns, which will relieve
its nominees in future from the trouble of
circulating petitions to have the candi
dates placed on the official ballot.
Members of the executive committee
i have expressed themselves as not favoring
| the indorsing of any of the candidates of
i the Good Government Club for City Trus
! tees. The old executive committee con
sisted of fifty members, the' majority of
whom are in favor of having a platform.
Chairman Allen will endeavor to have
Mrs. I, N. Chapman indorsed for School
Director. The convention will in all prob
ability be a lively one.
Mrs. Robert Harney was in Justice
Swasey's court yesterday afternoon with
her witnesses to* disprove the charges of
disturbing the peace of Mrs. K. Yates,
being a counter-charge, prompted in all
probability by the arrest of her sons for
using indecent language and discharging
i firearms within the city limits. None of
| the representatives for the prosecution put
\ in an appearance, and Justice Bwasey dis
missed we charge and taxed the costs of
i the suit, amounting to about $15, to the
Arranging; for a. Mass-^lectiiig.
The executive committee of the Good
j Government Club is making arrangements
for a ratification meeting Saturday night,
to Oe held at Linderman Opera-house.
I Good speakers will discuss local municipal
; matters. This will be the opening gun of
Boulevard Speed Drive.
The boulevard speed track has been com
pleted, and entrance can now be gained at
i either Webster street or Grand. Warden
: Bennett has invited all horsemen to visit
j the track to-day between the hours of 10
! and 12 and 3 and 5 o'clock. The track is in
; splendid racing condition.
The Crescent Road Club will have its
j first race to-day at 10 a. m. The course
will be from Bbattuck avenue and Ban
croft way to University avenue, thence to
Pan Pablo avenue, thence to Dwight way,
thence to Shattuck avenue and back to the
A trial field day will lie held next
The Associated Charities of Berkeley
have elected the following for the ensuing
I year: Rev. George Hatch, Dr. Eastman,
j Father Phillips, Harry Graham, Miss P.
! McLean, Miss M. McCleave, Miss Hastens,
I Mrs. George Haight and Mrs. F. X Shat
• tuck. The total number of persons as
sisted was 126. The society has at present
150 members, and is contemplating the
establishment of an otlice and the appoint
; ment of a superintendent.
SIGNED IT WITHOUT READING
How the Mayor Came to Accept
an Order of the Su
He Promised Not to Attach His
Signature but Finally
Property-holders on Guerrero street, be
tween Eighteenth and Nineteenth, are
wondering why Mayor Sutro signed the
order of the Board of Supervisors accept
ing the block when he had expressly
promised a delegation of them that he
would not do so, and whether he is in the
habit of signing the orders sent to him by
the board without giving them a fair
amount of attention.
The order was passed some time ago and
protests were immediately sent in by the
property-owners on the ground that the
contractors had not done the work accord
ing to specifications and that the railroad
in lowering its tracks so as to conform to
the official grade had left the street in
such an uneven state that it should be re
paved before oeing accepted.
The Mayor was .seen and promised to
watch for the order and veto it when of
fered for his signature.
The taxpayers were very much surprised
to see in tne official reports a few days later
that the Mayor had failed to keep his
promise and that the ordinance hail been
Henry N. Clement, the attorney, who is
one of the interested taxpayers, was ap
pointed a committee of one to see the city's
chief executive and ascertain why he had
changed his mind. He called on Mr. Sutro
and was informed that the latter did not
know he had signed the order and if his
signature was attached to the document he
must have done so without fully grasping
the meaning of the paper he had signed.
He immediately sent word to the board
that he wished to reconsider his action and
have the matter investigated.
The board accepted this disposition of
the case and the Street Committee, accom
panied by Superintendent of streets
Ashworth and a laborer with pick and
shovel, went out yesterday to investigate.
Should they decide at their next meeting
that the street is not in good condition re
paying will probably be ordered before the
block is accepted.
provided, however, that there must be open
ings in the seawall whenever it is built to
give access to these basins. The commis
sion in 1875 recommended that this reserva
tion be made, and it was done by the
Legislature in the act of March 15, 1878.
The act provides that the basins shall be
dredged out and that openings shall be
made in the seawall whenever it is built.
This act would have to be repealed before
the basins could be given over to the pur
pose proposed. If China basin should be
filled in there would probably be objections
from the Southern Pacific Compan3\ which
owns most of the land fronting on it.
From India basin there would be a good
entrance into the city, and I should think
that would be most available."
Harbor Commissioner Bassett said: "I
GROWING IN FAVOR.
Better Prices Reward the Ac
tion of Wine-Makers
NO ATTEMPT AT A CORNER.
Greater Consumption and De
creased Production Strong
In a recent editorial Editor Dana of the
New York Sun took .occasion to state that
the prices of California wines and fruits
were unduly and largely advanced by the
"wine and fruit syndicates,' as he termed
them, and added: "The wine people be
lieve California claret has become so popu
lar in this part of the country that they
can hold the market, though they put up
the price of their product in the face of the
French article. They had better be cau
tious. The popularity of the California
claret is largely due to its exceeding cheap
"In like manner, the fruit people, while
raising the price of oranges, are so bold as
to say that the Eastern markets cannot get
along without California fruit. They think
that, as the Florida crop has been injured
this year, we are at their mercy. It is a
mistake. New York is not dependent upon
either Florida or California for its oranges."
When Ferdinand Frohman, a represen
tative of the California Wine Association,
composed of seven of the largest local
dealers in wine, was spoken to regarding
Editor Dana's ebullition, he smiled and in
a confident tone remarked : "Editor Dana
will probably soon be able to write some
more editorials on the rise in the price of
California wines. If he had taken the
trouble to inform himself of the conditions
of this industry in the past and present he
would know that t.iie advance recently
made was based upon natural causes and
was not the work of a 'combine' nor the
result of a corner.
"Up to last -summer, owing to the bitter
competition waged between the San Fran- j
Cisco dealers for the control of the New |
Orleans market, everybody in the wine in- j
dustry, from the grape-grower to the wine
dealer, had been losing money for at least j
three years. This will be readily seen when ';
the fact is stated that tiie price for dry !
wines, that is, hook and claret, have !
steadily declined during the pa.st ten years j
from 45 cents a gallon to 12)/J cents.
"When a number of grapegrowers began
tearing up their vines, the winemakers |
and winedealers began to realize that the
industry in which they had their capital ,
invested was in danger of being annihilat
ed by reason of the war being waged among i
themselves, and which, among other
things, forced the price of grapes down to !
where there was absolutely no chance for
the viticulturist to realize even the cost of
production for his crop.
"This led to the organization of the Wine
makers' Corporation, composed of grape
growers and winemakers throughout the
State, and also to the creation ol the Cali
fornia Wine Association, comprising seven
of the leading San Francisco winedealers.
The object of each organization was the
same— to hold out encouragement to the
grape grower by enhancing the value of
his crop. After the Winemaker's Corpora
tion was well under way overtures were
made to it by the dealers, who agreed to
work in harmony with them if they suc
ceeded in securing the control of 10,000,000
gallons of wine annually. On this basis a
combination was effected and the result
has been that the dealers are now paying
from five to ten cents more a gallon for
wine than they did last year, and the
grapegrowers are receiving a "proportionate
increase for their crops. It is these cir
cumstances that have led to the increase in
price of California wines, for we are now
I paying to the winemakers the price for
which we formerly sold.
"Another potent factor is the curtailed
product during the past season. So you
see the advance that Mr. Dana takes ex
ception to is both natural and fully justi
fied. There is not a wine-house in this
city that has not lost money and heavily
during the past three years."
At the establishment of J. Gundlach&
Co., \yhich firm is not a member of the
association, but does business independ
ently, the views of Editor Dana were
also characterized as being based on lack
of information. Mr. Gundlach said that
there is no attempt at a corner in wine,
and that the rise in price was brought out
naturally and legitimately. There was an
increase in consumption and a diminution
in product during 1594.
A circular just issued by them has this:
After an abundant vintage in 1893, last
year's yield fell considerably below a fair aver
age. The vine? evidently needed a rest and
they took it. The progress of the ravages of
phylloxera in northern counties, unprece
dented frosts during the month of May In So
noma and Napa counties, neglected vineyards,
think that there would be plenty of accom
modations for a terminus of a local road
north of Market street, but, of course,
with Eastern connections they would be
cramped for room, and it would be neces
sary in that case to go south where the only
available property is, in the basins. If 1
were to remain a member of the board I
should certainly be in favor of doing all
that I could in the matter."
Commissioner Cole said that he would
certainly vote for the China basin if the
valley road people want to come in there.
"I will do anything that I can to help
them in getting good facilities for coming
into the city," he said. "It is a matter of
no choice with the commission whether
the new line lands north of Market street
or at the China basin."
abandoned for lack of profitable returns, ure
paramount reasons for the shortage of the vint
age of H!>4.
The product, however, presents itself under
very favorable conditions, as the grapes devel
oped nicely and were fully matured. The wines
are full in body, low in acid and show already
after the first racking a tendency to mellow -
nebb and a delicate diameter, which generally
develops good, and, in some sections, high
The dry wine product of 1804 may be put
down at VJ,000,000 gallons against l?, 000,000
gallons in 1803; the otimates of the sweet
wine product, based on internal revenue re
turns to date, show about 2,500,000 gallons
against 4,000,000 in 1893. The brandy product
of 1894-90 may probably be equal to that of
1893, namely, about 2,000,000 gallons. Owing
to the desire on ihe part of the producers to
reduce the output of wines us much as possi
ble, all inferior varieties and other surplus
material were turned Into brandy. Our home
consumption of wines in 1894 being estimated
ut ah.iiu 8,000,000, and the toial shipments by
sea and rail being over J4.<>oo,ouo gallons,
clearly indicates a considerable increase of
trade In both directions. The stock of old
wines in first hand is limited. The surplus
having been effectively diminished, a better
feeling prevails and indicates that prices may
be advanced by natural causes of supply and
The position may be still further strength
ened by combinations recently effected by a
majority of wine merchants of this city on one
side and by a large number of the most impor
tant wine-growers and producers of this State
on the other. The tendency toward suicidal
competition should thus be restrained to a
great extent, and the growers, once more ob
taining adequate returns for their investments
In vineyard estates, will naturally be encour
aged to aspire to quality instead of quantity.
If, in consequence thereof, prices will rule
reasonably higher, the improved conditions
will insure increased popularity and a higher
estimation of our California product.
Inquiry among commission men and
fruit-dealers showed that, as far as a com
bination among the orange-growers is con
cerned, the idea is simply a fantasy evolved
in the troubled braiu of the Sun's irascible
editor. Two consecutive frosts reduced
the Fiorida output of the golden fruit and
California simply reaps the benefit of the
condition brought about by her sister
A FAREWELL RECEPTION.
Rev. Dr. Henry Banqueted at
California Hall by His
The Guest Thanks His Friends
for Favors Granted Himself
Rev. J. Q. A. Henry was tendered a fare
well reception by his friends at California
j Hall last night. There was a large turn
i out of the admirers of the departing mm!
-! ister and a very excellent musical and
I literary programme was rendered. Rev.
| Mr. Huddleson presided and in his open
i ing remarks paid a high tribute to the
i worth of Dr. Henry and expressed the
I great sorrow of the people at parting with
"We are glad to have an opportunity,"
he said, "to honor ourselves in honoring a
man who has brought the people of Cali
fornia to a sense of their sacred duty."
He said that the hearts of the patriotic
men and women of California would
always be filled with love for their guest,
who had inaugurated a work in this city
and State which would finally be carried to
a successful issue.
Misses Bovyer and Hicks gave a piano
selection and "Baby" Mearns sang "Whose
Little Girl Are You?" "You Can't Lose
Me, Charley," and the "Little Red School
house" in a manner that aroused the en
thusiasm of the audience to the highest
pitch. Miss Jennie Curry gave a recita
tion and Miss Underwood rendered two
I)r. Henry was then presented and re
; ceived an ovation. He said :
"The older I grow the more significant
appear to me the friendships of life. There
I is an old saying that 'a friend in need is a
i friend indeed.' I can say to you to-night
that you have stood the test well. I can
look into your faces to-night and call you
friends, and say with all earnestness on* be
half of myself and wife that we wish to
record our esteem and gratitude for your
"I have simply been your mouthpiece
during the movement of the last twelve
months; without your support the battle
would have been far less victorious.
"I rejoice that during the last year
these organizations have spread, and "that
renewed interest in American patriotism
and American liberty has spread."
Dr. Henry closed his address by assuring
his friends that their kindness to himself
and wife would always be remembered by
The remainder of the programme, con-
I sisting of songs by J. L. Baker and \V. C.
Ordway, Miss Bovver, Miss Kaeser and
Messrs. Percy and Bovyer, was rendered,
and the audience adjourned to another
room, where a banquet was prepared.
A Victim of La Grippe.
H. Thielman was taken in a dying condition
from 62t> Washington street to the Receiving
Hospital yesterday afternoon, and died about
8 o'clock last night. He was a victim to la
grippe. He left tne following note: "Please
inform the German Consul, Han Francisco. My
portmanteau is at 939Jj Howard street. Key
lor same in this pocket-book. By so doing you
will oblige." He appended his address in Ger
man. The body was removed to the Morgue.
President Spreckels and the other mem
bers of the committee which went to
Sacramento returned last night. They say
they are satisfied with the result of their
San Jose people are disposed to look up
on the recent developments in Sacramento
as favorable to their route through the
Santa Clara Valley. They say that if it
was proposed to run the line out through
Alameda County the place where the larg
est amount of ground would be required
would be on the opposite side of the bay,
where the yards would necessarily be. The
necessary accommodations for a ferry ser
vice, they point out,will be secured without
the necessity of asking for as large a body
of land as the valley road people are evi
OF A CALIFORNIAN
A "Wave Motor" That It Is
Claimed Will Reduce the
Cost of Fuel.
IS FAVORED BY ENGINEERS.
Harnessing the Great Power
of Neptune to Generate
E. Gerlach of Santa Monica, who has
i an office at room 12, Nucleus building, has
i invented a "wave motor," which has
I found favor with engineers. The inventor
: claims for his machine that it will settle
i the question of cheap fuel by generating
I electricity in any part of the city, and may
; be utilized for motive and other power.
In speaking of the invention Mr. Gerlach
"It is a wheel segment with three pad
dles journaled on an axle and placed on
the end of a pier built to extend some 50
to 100 feet outside the breaker line in the
Model of the Gerlach Wave Motor.
[Sketched by a "Call" artist.]
ocean. These paddles are about 30 feet
long and from 12 to 30 feet wide, according
to the power required. They dip from 12
to 15 feet, and the wheel segment is ar
ranged so as to raise or lower it with the
! tide. The never-ceasing, oscillating mo
tion of the ocean operates on the parts
dipping and causes them to sway to
and fro. This motion is transmitted
with one straight and one crossed cable to
pulleys which are loose on the power
j producing shaft, but so arranged with
ratchets that the shaft always rotates in
one and the same direction, any lapse of
motion being overcome by a heavy balance
"This power-producing shaft will be
used to operate pumps which will force
water from the ocean to a reservoir built
on a bluff near by, and from this storage a
; uniform power can be obtained by the use
lof Pelton wheels. These Pelton wheels, by
; the aid of a dynamo, will generate elec
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THE WERTHEIMER COMPANY.
""'■;- WHOLESALE DEPOT,
§§ 13-15 BATTERY STREET.
W. F. Whittier, first vice-president of th«
road, said yesterday that the impression
which had been entertained in some quar
ters that the road desired a location north
of Market street was erroneous. The di
rectors had never given that neighborhood
any consideration, he said.
The promoters' committee of the valley
road has been busily engaged ever since
the last meeting in pressing forward the
systematic canvass for subscriptions, and
as a result Mr. Whittier said yesterday
that a very handsome sum would be ready
for announcement at the next meeting.
Just what proportions this sum has as
sumed the gentleman named refused to
say, but he remarked that it might reach
Preparations are now being made to put
a surveying party in the field, and it proba
bly will be at work by the first of next
The Humboldt Savings and Loan Society
was one of the subscribers yesterday, the
amount of stock taken not being stated.
The French bank will also take some ac
tion in regard to a subscription at ita meet*
ing next Tuesday.
tricity, which can be transmitted by cop
per wires to any shop or power-house
within 100 miles. Factories and streetcars
may be run by this same nower, and our
houses may be lighted and cooking done
"The reason that electricity is not em
ployed at the present time for cooking pur
poses is the cost of generating it by coal or
other fuel. This invention solves the
problem of cheap fuel, as the first cost (in
building the machine) is the only cost. A
steam plant wonld not be able to compete
with this machine, even with coal at 50
cents a ton."
The inventor claims that a 100 horse
power machine embodying his invention
can be built for about $t3OOO, and he is in
this city for the purpose ol getting capi
talists interested sufficiently to enable him
to build the first machine, which, once in
operation, he believes, will demonstrate to
the world that Neptune is a good servant
when properly harnessed.
ST. MARCUS' CONSECRATION.
The New Edifice of the Lu
therans Will Be Blessed
Musical Programme of Rare
Excellence and an Aug
The consecration of the new German
Lutheran Church of St. Marcus will take
place this morning at 9:30 o'clock on O'Far
rell street, between Franklin and Gough.
The pastor. Rev. J. Fuendeling, will con
duct the exercises, and Professor E. Wer
ner will preside at the organ. The follow
ing musical programme will be rendered
by the largely augmented choir:
1, "Prpeludiumand Fuga" (Ruirk); 2, choral,
"Now All the Praise to God": '•Gloria," taken
from ancient antlit* ins; '-Salutaris." forsoprano,
Mitt Anna Weiehart (Schubert); "Sanctus
(Spor); cantata, text written by Mrs. August
Hansen, composition by the organist, E.
Werner (a, chorus; 6," soprano solo. Miss
Martha Kuener; c, trio. Miss Johanne Haden
feldt, Miss Martha Kuener and Charles
Pchwerdtfeger; d, bass and solo, K. Schnuten
hausen; r, chorus, choral written hy the pas
tor); "Gloria," from the "Twelfth Mass" (W. A.
Mozart); choral, "A Mighty Fortress Is Our
God" (Luther): chorus, "Thou Shepherd of Is
rael," by the regular choir (Demetrius Boriin
ansky): postludium, duet from "Athalia'
(Mendelssohn), Mr. Maas Jr. and the organist.
The programme for the evening services
Prseludium, W. H. Staize, the organist;
chorus, E. Werner; largo (G. Handel), by the or
ganist; rocal duet, "lie Feeds His" Flock,"
(Hande!), Miss Johanne Hadenfeldt and Charle*
Sehwordtfeger; quintet, from "Btabat Mater.'*
Misses Martna Kuener, Anna Kuener, Emily
Horstmann, and Messrs. Charles Schwerdtfeger
and William Horstaiann; postludium, E. Wer
ner, the organist.
A New Postal Station Established.
Station L has been established ana in future
the people of Ocean View will receive their
mail direct from the San Francisco post office
by menus of a carrier on horseback. Hitherto
letters and newspapers nave been sent to San
Mateo and thence to Ocean View causing con
siderable delay. The change has been made at
the instance of Postmaster McCoppin, and ha
will see that money order and registry lacilities
are established at the new station.