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Speculative Purchases of Old
Trunks and Odd
SHE BOUGHT BABY CLOTHES.
Apparent Difference in Weight
Before and After the
An auction sale is being held on Main
street at which ail the varying forms of
humanity in financial distress are repre
sented. It is the sale of unclaimed or for
feited baggage. Almost everything that
any one is apt to carry with him when
traveling, or sent as a matter of personal
convenience, is being sold on account of
unpaid charges. All of the hotels and
several of the transfer companies furnish
the material, while W. E. Fisher & Co. do
the selling. There are hundreds of trunks
and thousands of packages, small boxes by
the score and valises without number.
It is all personal property, and each
trunk, package, box or valise tells its own
SHE WAS HUNTING FOR A BARGAIN.
[Sketched by a "Call" artist.]
story when opened by the purchaser, who,
at a small auction price, hopes to find a
The professional purchasers of second
hand property were present at yesterday's
sale in force, and were re-enforced by more
than a hundred speculative citizens. There
were arranged in separate divisions the
property from the several hotels and trans
fer companies, and it was plain that the
hotel from which a particular lot was sent
had much to do with the prices paid for
that lot. \
Auctioneer Butterfield was alternately
Before the Sale.
[Sketched by a " Call " artist.]
pleading and demanding that some reason
able price be offered for the particular ob
ject which he was selling, but there was no
means by which the outsider could deter
mine the value of the article which he was
purchasing. If a trunk it might contain
bricks or old books or clothing or dia
monds or gold, and it was the cupidity of
the purchaser, based upon the appearance
of the article, that raised the price every
The sale was conducted on the second
After the Sale.
[Sketched by a "Call" artist.]
floor and the background of the crowd was
comprised of the most nondescript articles
that could be imagined. Near the end of
the room stood what seemed to be an extra
gized coffin. On its top perched an eagle
with outspread wings, mating strong the
suggestion of a hovering buzzard.
Flanking one side of the inclosed space
sat a crowd of women— a most peculiar
looking lot— for whom the signs "Hands
Off" had no terrors. They peered through
glasses and from under frowsy bangs into
the corners of the bundles that were half
opened, sounded the trunks with their
knuckles and pinched the bundles of bed
ding with experienced hands. They were
looking for bargains. Hanging over the
row of chairs reserved for women was a
dingy broken straw sombrero on a pair of
diminutive antlers. The tag attached bore
the words, "S. F. Curtis and family, rooms
55 and 56; due, $50 30." This was evi
dently the collateral security afforded by
Mr. Curtis and his family for the bill due
There were rows of sole-leather trunks,
many of them bearing dusty tags with
name, room and amount due. There were
iron stanchions, boxes of canned fruit,
empty barrels, carriage gear, slabs of
marble, bundles of umbrellas and canes,
wicker baskets full of clothing, undeniable
seachests, little lunch-baskets, sewing
machines, foreign-made chests and all of
the thousand and one kinds of transport
able material which the population of a
big city is apt to leave behind through for
getfulness or deliberate purpose to de
Some of the purchasers made fairly good
finds. One old man bought a valise for
$1 and found in it a ring set with bril
liants. The stones looked like diamonds.
Another bought a little square wooden box.
It looked so much like the boxes in which
gold is shipped by the express companies
that the price ran up to $2 50. It con
There was some peculiarly careful man
agement displayed in the method of show
ing the various packages and boxes. Two
burly negroes brought the goods from their
section to the bench before the auctioneer.
No matter what the size, style or descrip
tion of the package being shown, the two
porters invariably groaned and grunted
when it was being lifted from the floor to
the bench. This was prospective value.
After the article was sold one of the por
ters would take it in his left hand and
carelessly toss it ten or fifteen feet, where it
fell lightly as a feather. This was the ac-
] tual value; and the countenance of the
purchaser rarely failed to show his appre
ciation of the difference in weight.
Now and then a pathetic side showed up.
There was one little bundle in a telescope
bag. One of the women, with a face that
promised little of sympathy, received or
to be bestowed, bid eagerly. "She had little
competition and bought "it for 40 cents.
Then she opened the bag. She found a
half dozen pieces of dainty baby clothing.
| Each stitch and fold represented a sob or a
smile from some woman. The careful
folding and the tissue paper wrapped
around the smaller articles showed the
care that filled the sender's heart. This
was an unclaimed package sold for charges
by a transfer company. The woman that
bought it repacked the little thing and left
There was another feminine purchaser,
who, for $1 50. bought a mammoth Sara
toga trunk. At the close of the sale this
trunk was handled by one of the porters,
and when it reached "the floor below to be
delivered to be its new owner it was any
thing but entire, and the papers and ragged
pieces of clothing that stuck out through
j the broken sides convinced her that she
i had made a bad bargain. She left the
trunk on the premises.
After the sale prospective buyers for the
remaining days of the auction prowled
around the baggage and bundles, doing
their best to predetermine the values of the
several articles. Unfortunately for their
i speculative scheme, the employes of the
; auction firm prohibited any search into the
' trunks or packages that might be a profit
j able guide.
The New Zealand Insurance Company
Will Ketire From the Compact
To-Day and Cut Rates.
Another crisis in the insurance troubles
is expected to take place at noon to-day,
when the resignation of Hugh Craig, gen
eral manager of the New Zealand Insur
ance Company in the United States, will
About two weeks ago Mr. Craig tendered
his resignation to the Board of Fire Under
writers of the Pacific, and generally known
as the combine, and to-day the term re
quired by the board's constitution for the
resignation to go into effect will expire.
The complaint of Manager Craig was that
he could not employ agents on salary
in such cities as Oakland, San Jose and
Portland, Or., as explicitly demanded by
his company's rules. That is, the board in
its by-laws conflicts with the New Zealand
people's methods of business, and it came
to be a matter of choosing between the
board and -the home office. Mr. Craig de
cided to abide by his company's instruc
tions, and in doing so had to resign from
the combine, of which he was a prominent
organizer, being a member of the commit
tee on constitution.
He asked to be excused until a cablegram
from the New Zealand office would reach
him in reply to his detailed account of the
situation, but the compact would not
grant him temporary relief. As no reply
is possible for some 'weeks, the New Zea
land Company will be out of the compact
Then, of course, It will be an object for
attack should Manager Craig cut rates.
He will "protect his business," or in other
words conduct his office in competition
agunstothers. His company will be in the
field with the Continental, the Phoenix, the
Home- and the Northwestern National in
open warfare against the combine.
It is ill wind that blows nobody good,
for at this time the public can get reduc
tions of 60 per cent on dwellings and other
risks, not for one year only as before, but
for three years, with a contract that the
policies shall not be canceled. ? : >
The phosphate mines of Florida number
106, and they yield more than 500,000 tons
of phosphate annually.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 1895.
MINING FOR GOLD
IN THE CITY.
Working the Sand Beyond the
Cliff House in a Suc
THE PROCESS IS A NEW ONE.
Over One Thousand Dollars as
the Result of Fifteen
The announcement that cold-mining is
being carried on almost within the corpo
rate limits of San Francisco will be re
ceived in an incredulous manner by most
people, although some are aware that in
effectual efforts have been made from time
to time to work the beach sands here for
many years past; but when it is authorita
tively announced that not only is mining
of this character being carried on, but that
it is being done successfully, visitors to the
scene of operations are likely to be many
for some time to come.
For some years an old squatter who holds
a beach claim out beyond the Cliff House
has day after day patiently toiled along
with shovel and pan, eking out a bare
livelihood by extracting the precious gold
which has for centuries past been deposited
on the shores by the tides and currents of
the bay. His primitive means of extract
ing the metal have, as in all similar at
tempts, alone prevented success. Old, ex
perienced miners have asserted time and
again that the entire coast from Alaska to
Cape Horn is full of free gold, but that its
successful amalgamation was the sole ob
stacle to working it.
Several weeks ago a recently invented
amalgamator was quietly taken out to the
beach and put to work. The machine
itself looks like a peculiarly constructed
churn, with a revolving cylinder inside
upon which cup-like projections are notice
able. The principle upon which it works
is to keep the mass of sand which is
dumped into it constantly stirred up, beat
ing it so that the friction disturbs the sur
face of the gold particles in such a manner
as to render it easily susceptible to the
action of the quicksilver.
The point at which the experimental
work has been done is about three miles
below the Cliff House, and as a result of
about fifteen days' labor three chunks of
amalgam are now at the Mint for analysis,
which it is confidently believed will de
velop a value of from $1000 to $1200.
George Harrmann, the president of the
company which has been making the ex
periments, was seen at the rooms of the
State Board of Trade yesterday, where one
of the machines mentioned is on exhibi
"It only requires four men to each one
of the amalgamators," he said, "two of
whom are required in the actual opera
tion while two more arenecessarv to wheel
sand. One of the machines will run from
twenty to twenty-five tons of sand a day.
We have been working about a mile be
yond the Ocean View House, where efforts
have been made for years, but without
success, to work out the metal. We esti
mate that the results of our labors so far
show a net profit of about $2 50 per ton in
all the sand we have worked."
The gentlemen interested in the matter
are making their arrangements to press
the work on an extensive scale, and will
put four or five more machines on the
ground in a few days. They have secured
4500 feet beach front for their operations,
ami say that the cost of working the sand
will not exceed 50 cents a ton.
J. A. Filcher, secretary of the State Board
of Trade, is much interested in the matter,
and said yesterday that he saw no reason
why thousands of men should not be able
to make a living in this manner.
"There are inexhaustible quantities of
this black sand all along the coast," said
he, "and the Indians on Klamath beach,
it is well known, have for years been about
the only ones who have been able to suc
cessfully extract it. The amalgam which
is now at the mint will have been assayed
by to-morrow, and then we will have
actual figures to present the public."
Some optimistic prospector once said
that there was enough gold in the Sacra
mento basin to pay the national debt, and
if the present experiments turn out as
successful as they appear to be, the pros
i pector's dream of getting at this gold may
j be on the verge of fulfillment.
IRON MANUFACTURERS MEET
Some Reasons Why Local
Trades Are Languishing
for a Remeey.
Signs That the Convention Next
Week Will Be of Wide
Interest in the manufacturers' conven
tion, which will meet in this city at the
Chamber of Commerce next Tuesday, is
on the increase. The manufacturers of the
metropolis and of the State at large are
alike thoroughly aroused to the need of
Representatives of the iron manufac
turers met yesterday afternoon at the
office of the Union Iron Works. William
E. Palmer of the Golden State Iron Works
presided. The meeting was very harmoni
ous and gave evidence that the iron men
intend to make their trade a feature of the
convention. They decided to have three
papers on the iron industry read, the first
on "Loyalty Toward One Another and
Toward Home Industries Generally," the
second on "Freight Rates" and the third
on "Specialties in Manufacturing Instead
of Generalities." A committee of five were
appointed to draft the papers, consisting
of James Spiers of the Fulton Engineering
and Shipbuilding Works, G. W. Dickie of
the Union Iron Works, Robert S. Moore of
the Risdon Iron Works, J. W. Kerr of the
Streger&Kerr foundry and W. P. Sullivan
of the Pacific Rolling mills.
The manufacturing jewelers state that
on fine goods the Western manufacturers
cannot compete with the East, but
they hope to induce the convention to take
steps to enable them to successfully manu
facture the cheaper goods on this coast,
which at present they are unable to do.
The cigar-manufacturers contend that
they could manufacture cigars here with
white labor to a good advantage, inas
much as they import all their best tobacco
direct from Cuba, like all Eastern manu
facturers, if the cheaper grades were raised
in the State. They see no reason why good
tobacco for filling purposes cannot be
raised here. _
"The clothing-manufacturers will report
to the convention that their retail trade
will only support home manufacturers to
the extent of filling-in sizes," said Secre
The advisory committee of the Manufac
turers' Associatien will meet this afternoon
at the Chamber of Commerce, when the
final arrangements for the convention will
be discussed. A full attendance is ex
The American Concert Company will
tender the convention an invitation to at
tend the concert at the Pavilion on the
evening of March 19, for which occasion a
special programme will be arranged. •
Thinks a Bond Clerk Nocessary.
District Attorney Barnes has come to the
conclusion that the only way to get proper
bonds in the cases of persons who come before
the Superior Courts on indictments or other
wise is to have a bond clerk attached to his
office, whose duties shall be to look after such
matters. He sent a communication to the
Board of Supervisors yesterday asking the ap
pointment of such a clerk at a salary of $200
per month. ______!' *''
"THE GLACIAL EPOCH."
Professor Joseph __c Conte Lectures in
V. M. C. A. Auditorium.
Professor Joseph Le Conte of the Uni
versity of California gave the first of a
series of three lectures on "The Glacial
Epoch in California" at the auditorium of
the Y. M. C. A. last evening.
The lecture, which was illustrated by
maps and charts, was devoted mainly to
giving an account of the formation and
course of the glacial currents. Professor
Le Conte stated that these slow-moving
ice currents carried with them masses of
rock, and bowlders have been found as far
as 700 miles from the section where their
peculiar kind belonged. As a result of
this action of the currents bowlders which
came from Canada are found in the State
of New York, and in Central Ohio bowl
ders have been found which originally lay
north of Lake Superior. Chunks of cod
per, a mineral which is found in quantity
in only one section of the United States —
Northern Michigan have been picked up
near St. Louis, over 700 miles south.
AUGUSTUS PEPPER MISSING.
An Elderly Man Who Has Mys
teriously Wandered From
He Threatened to End His Life
When He Could No Longer
Augustus Pepper, a partly paralyzed
man. 66 years of age, left his home at 1019
Valencia street, since last Wednesday. His
relatives believe the old man has commit
ted suicide. Pepper is a French Canadian,
and is one of the oldest residents of the
Mission. He came there in 1867, and for
the greater part ot the time since he has
worked in sawmills. For the last ten years
he ha_»been unable to work on account of
paralysis in his legs.
His wife is a baker, and for years the
two kept a bakery at the corner of Twen
ty-third and Dolores streets. For the past
[From a photograph taken by William Shew fifteen
or twenty years ago.}
year Pepper has kept this store while his
wife ran another shop at 1019 Valencia.
The old man has become auite feeble of
late, and two months ago the Dolores
street shop was sold. Since then Pepper
has lived at 1019 Valencia. He has fre
quently said that when he became a bur
den on any one he would take his own life.
. On Wednesday last Pepper shaved him
self, dressed in his best clothes and left the
house at 12:30 p.m. Before he left the
house he kissed his grandson, Arthur
Spencer, and cave him a pair of gold
rimmed spectacles to give to his mother.
Pepper went to the home of Mrs. M. G.
Beirne on Twenty-third street. Shortly
afterward he boarded a Valencia-street car
bound for the ferry, and he has not been
His relatives have hunted for him in all
directions, but no clew has been obtained.
Pepper is a man about 5 feet 8 inches in
height, thin from old age. When walking
he spreads his feet wide apart and walks
slowly, stepping apparently to the side.
His eyelids droop heavily over his eyes.
He is bald, clean-shaven and has false
teeth. The tips of the two middle fingers
of the right hand have been cut off. Pep
per is dressed in a suit of dark brown,
white shirt, white standing collar and
black derby hat. He is neat in appear
ance. His face is much thinner and more
sunken than when the accompanying pic
ture was taken.
Besides his wife, Pepper left behind him
his son, Warren Pepper, two daughters
and several grandchildren. His daughters
are Mrs. H. L. Folsom of 326 Clipper street
and Mrs. A. G. Spencer of 324 Clipper
Maine's Winter Mosquitoes.
"Stopping over night at a little Maine
hotel that stands on low ground near a
marshy pond," said the commercial
traveler, "on a cold night, with three feet
of snow on a level out of doors, I thought
I heard a mosquito's note. Of course it
didn't seem to me possible that mosquitoes
should be humming about in midwinter,
but soon I felt an unmistakable bite and
saw several of the winged terrors flying
between me and the light.
" 'Oh. they're mosquitoes sure enough,'
said the hostess in answer to my question.
'They come from the cellar. We have 'em
all winter long. It's the lights at night
that bring 'em upstairs. They're kind o'
sluggish at this season and "don't bite as
hard as they do in summer, but sometimes
they're pooty vexin' to folks not used to
summerin' and winterin' with em.' " — New
The cost of an ironclad is about "S4OO a
ton. This includes guns and all equip
j|yLBs3 MARKET ST.,
BT.lil Fitll and Slitt,
„*___ SOUTH SIDE.
Remember, No Percentage Paid for Phy-
Paine's Compound and Hall's Catarrh Cure.. 60c
Garfield Tea and Lane's Medicines 20c, 40c, 80c
Bromo Seltzer 20c, 40c, 75c
Powdered Borax, per pound 15c
Hood's, Joy : or Parson's Sarsaparilla 65c
Mellin's P00d.... .........Small 35c, large 55c
Beecham's. Ayers*, Cutler's or Hood's Pills. . . 15c
Malted Milk '. Small 40c, large 80c
Kennedy's Discovery $125
Hammond's Celery Compound, the great
nerve and blood tonic ...""......". 75c
Pure Norwegian C. L. Oil 40c
1 Citrate Magnesia and Piso's Cure... 20c
Cooper's Skin Soap, the best skin soap—
coloring matter in this soap 15c
Dall's Hair Vigor Restores Gray Hair......... 65c
Dr. Peake's Catarrh Cure...... $150
Syrup Figs and La Blache P0wder............:. »5c
Trusses— others ask $6 to our price $1 75 toss
Electric 8e1t5........... $5
Galvanic or 1 -radio Batteries $5, $7 and $10
AST The above may be had also at The
Ferry Cut Bate Drug Store, No. 8 Mar-
ket Street, at same prices.
BOY IS AT HAND.
Gerhardt Sticks to His Story.
He Will Play a Wait
____ ing Game.
SILENT IF THE WILL STANDS.
If it Is Broken the Young Man
Will Come; Forward and
Make His Claim.
If what William Gerhardt tells is strictly
true Charles L. Fair must keep to the
center of the stage in the great play for the
iate Senator Fair's millions.
It was thought that a new hero for the
drama had been found, one who might
draw the full blaze of the calcium light
and allow "Charley" to drop for a period
into the shadow— and incidentally relieve
him of the incubus that is fixed by the will
itself to the star part — the loss of all if the
No matter how the will is broken, if it
be broken, it would serve the purpose of
the son and daughters, and probably no
questions would be asked concerning him
who broke it. The man who attempts to
break it takes all the chances of loss in
case of failure, and as any number and
variety of children and widows not named
in the instrument have only $50 their
stipulated legacy — to lose, it might be con
sidered a better speculation on the part of
any such to make the attempt.
For, despite the fact that the Fair will
case has been in the courts with an army
of lawyers for several weeks past, it is as
well to keep in mind the fact that no con
test has as yet been filed.
Mr. Knight says they will contest the
will and, as Marc Antony once remarked,
and repeated it over and over, "he is an
honorable man." That is -as far as the
contest has gone.
If a new claimant should come forward
with only $50 to lose and a few scattered
millions to gain, it were natural to pre
sume that Charley Fair would greet him
cordially, politely point the way and,
although a millionaire, say, with hat in
hand, to the $50 legatee, "After you." ,
He would doubtless be willing to "stand
good" for the fees of all those high-priced
attorneys now listed in his own cause, and
a few more, if the young man insisted.
But now comes "Curly Bill" Gerhardt
and says as a man who speaks by the card :
"By your leave, good sirs, the boy will re
main in the wings and watch this play."
It is not notoriety, then, that James G.
Fair — now 19 years of age, and already
perhaps feeling the weight of a name that
is mother does not wear — seeking.
One can easily see why this young man
might not enjoy turning his face toward
the calcium light. Ellen Stevens, his
mother — years dead to her old
associations, living a quiet and retired life
upon the $20,000 of old Senator Fair's
money handed to her by John Mackey —
might not like it either.
But it is a principle of law that even lay
men know that a mother cannot sign
away the rights of her child, and if there
is a James G. Fair Jr. the bond counts for
nothing. He has a good standing in court
for an attack upon his father's will, who
cut him off with $50 and a burden— the
name of James G. Fair Jr.— that must
turn the public eye askance down all the
years of his life.
So Gerhardt, who claims to know all
about it, says that the unbidden boy will
stand aside and see the game played out
by the others. >•..
If the will is broken he has but to step
forward into the light, with "Curly Bill"
Gerhardt and Jim Showers and perhaps
Ellen Stevens, if necessary, by his side
and claim a million or two. "With this
much even oblivion might be purchased.
If the will stands what dust has gathered
over this incident of the old Comstock
days will not have been much disturbed.
"Curly. Bill" Gerhardt is a plain man,
and when asked yesterday what reply he
had to make to the "Before God I do not
know" of Jim Showers with regard to the
whereabouts of J. G. Fair Jr. said, with a
simplicity that might call, up pictures of
the old Comstock days, "He merely lies.
Jim Showers is the man who will pro
duce the boy 'James G. Fair Jr.' when the
proper time comes," he said with convinc
ing confidence. "He is the only man who
knows where the boy is, and from what he
said to me I know he intends to bring him
to the front. '^-'ii'ip
"Now as far as the original document is
concerned, whereby Fair was released from
any further claim on the part of Miss
Stevens, I can say this: I had the paper
which Showers frequently read. That
document was placed in the safe of Ger
hardt & Derby in Virginia City.
"About five or six years ago Derby, who
was an official of the Alta Mining Com
pany, began juggling with the funds of the
concern. During this time he had the Fair
paper in his possession and just before the
collapse came wrote to me that he in
tended to sell the safe of our old firm. He
said he would take the contents, among
which was the document signed by Miss
Stevens releasing Fair from any further
claim, to his ranch near Reno. That paper
is still there but cannot be had by any one
but myself, a 8 I took the precaution of
placing it in an envelope indorsed by my
self. Just as soon as the will is broken the
boy will be produced along with the docu
"Will Derby give that paper up to any
one but yourself?"
"He can't. Although he is no longer in
Virginia City he has the papers stowed
away where he can get at them at any
time. That particular document he would
give to no one but myself, as there was a dis
tinct understanding that the paper should
never be given to any one but me.
"Derby " he went on," is now in Atlanta.
Georgia. 'If the boy is brought forward I
will be willing to go there, if necessary, to
get the paper which will prove his parent
age. Ido not believe such a step would
be necessary though, for the paper I would
want is among other effects on his ranch
near Reno and I think I could get it by
simply writing for it. There is one thing
sure, that paper will never be produced,
nor will the boy, unless the will is broken.
It kind of looks as though it would,
though, don't it? And when I produce the
a pers I'll bet anything Jim Showers will
aye the boy."
There are a few good lawyers in the city
who have not as yet been engaged on
either side of the will case, and these take
about as much interest in watching its un
folding as do those directly employed.
A little case in Judge Slack _ court
yesterday caught the attention of a few of
both the ins and outs. The affidavit of
publication and of adjudication in the in
solvency case of Henry Foote was shown
by his attorney, Mr. Pistolesi, to have been
lost. Judge Slack, upon a proper showing,
allowed them to be substituted by certified
copies. They were the essential" papers in
the case. It is Judge Slack before whom
Mr. McEnerney is pleading this same point
in behalf of the "stolen or abstracted" will
of James G. Fair. He asks to be allowed
to substitute the stolen papers with a certi
fied copy. : -'i^v
Some lawyers say that this is practically
a judgment for Mr. McEnerney and the
executors of the Fair will as the issue is the
same. The lawyers in opposition, how
ever, hold to the contention that a will is
not a paper in the meaning of the code.
Judge Slack will settle this question with a
few frigid remarks next Saturday.
Another Mine to Keopen.
The James Watson hydraulic gold mine, situ
ated near Igo, Shasta County, work in which
has been suspended for some time, will resume
operations immediately. The Debris Commis
sloners at their last meeting granted a permit
for the work on the showing by the owner, J.
C. Valentine, that the debris would be properly
taken care of.
GREECE MAY TAKE A HAND.
Peter G. Camarinos of Honolulu to Cause
President Dole Trouble.
The Government of Greece will in all
probability take a hand in the adjustment
of affairs in Hawaii, anent the matters con
cerning the attempted insurrection of
January 6. There are several Greek sub
jects in and around Honolulu who have
been made to feel the resentment of the Dole
Government because of suspicion that cer
tain Greeks were in sympathy with the ex-
Among those who have fallen under the
ban of the ruling powers are Peter G.
Camarinos, a brother of Demetrius G. Ca
marinos of thiscity, and George Lycurgus,
a cousin of the Camarinos. Both of these
gentlemen are subjects of the King of
Greece and have been engaged in business
on the island of Oahu for a number of
years. Peter Camarinos has been deported
and will arrive here on the steamer Arawa
next Thursday. He has large business in
terests in and near Honolulu. He is a com
mission merchant, with an extensive trade
and correspondence and owns two large
orchards not far from Honolulu. When he
learned that he had been ordered deported
on a certain day he riled a vigorous pro
test. He also wrote a full account of his
troubles to his brother in this city, the letter
arriving here by the Mariposa. Demetrius
Camarinos immediately telegraphed the
Greek Consul-General in New York in
forming him of the situation and the plight
of his brother in Hawaii. The Greek Con
sul replied by telegraph that the matter
was of such a serious nature and of such
great international importance to the king
dom of Greece that he could not personally
take any action in the matter without first
informing the Greek Foreign Office of the
case and obtaining instructions of his Gov
ernment. Mr. Camarinos of this city yes
"If my brother is deported and is pro
hibited from returning to Hawaii it will
cause him great financial loss. He has
valuable property and a prosperous busi
ness in Honolulu and if he cannot per
sonally manage it he will be practically
"As to the reasons for my brother's
deportation I cannot speak with certainty,
but 1 think I know of one reason at least.
Some time ago Mr. Sombrero, brother-in
law of Wilcox, wrote a letter to the latter
and had it sent from here with my mail to
my brother. I think the Government got
hold of that letter and read it, and the fact
that it was sent in my brother's care
caused suspicion to be cast on him, thus
giving an excuse for precipitating the envy
and ill feeling that already prevailed.
"As to my cousin, Lycurgus," continued
Mr. Camarinos, "he has been ordered de
ported, too, but he does not want to go.
lie has asked the Government to punish
him instead. However, he may come by
the Arawa also."
Lycurgus kept a wayside house or resort
near the railroad a few miles from Hono
lulu. It was here that the revolutionists
and their leaders often assembled to discuss
their plans and partake of the refreshments
afforded by Lycurgus, who has long been a
favorite host with the epicures of Hawaii.
Lycurgus was suspected of knowing all
about the plots and plans of the revolu
tionists, hence he fell under suspicion and
was ordered into exile.
The Market-Street Railway
Company Carries an Impor
, Advertisement for Bids Ordered
by the Supervisors Last
The Market-street Railway Company has
practically secured the coveted franchise
for an electric road on Church street from
Fillmore to the Sixteenth-street connec
tion. The right of way in question is that
of which the company took forcible posses
sion one day and night several weeks ago.
There was an adjourned meeting of the
Board of Supervisors last night for the pur
pose of taking action on the matter of the
much-debated franchise. A resolution
presented by the Street Committee order
ing the clerk of the board to advertise for
bids for the franchise, no bid less than $500
to be considered, was laid before the board,
which thereupon went into committee of
the whole, with Mr. Hughes in the chair.
The resolution provides that the franchise
shall be advertised for ten days and shall
be let to the highest bidder on the prox.
A. R. Gunnison, M. J. Donovan, Thomas
F. Haggerty and C. E Meyers addressed
the board for and against the resolution.
Mr. Gunnison said: "1 represent Church
street property and property-owners, and
I would plead with this honorable board
not to grant the franchise as set forth in
that resolution. The men who control the
Market-street Railway Company have
broken faith with us time and again. We
donated $1900 toward the grading of
Church street, on the strength of the
promise that we should have a street rail
way from one end of Church street to the
other. If the Market-street Railway Com
pany wants a franchise over all of Church
street and will guarantee to build the road
we will do all we can to help them get it.
But if they are permitted to hold the three
blocks in question we are blocked for all
time, for no other company can then se
cure through right of way over our street."
M. J. Donovan combated Mr. Gunni
son's views. He said: "We of Fillmore
street do not want to hurt the people of
Church street, but we want that franchise
granted in order that we may have con
nection between Fillmore street and Six
teenth. There are moral aspects to this
case. It will benefit many and can harm
none." • .';■'?. .*.;>
Thomas F. Haggerty was of a different
opinion. "'Mr. Donovan is simply throw
ing sand in your eyes," he said. "There is
no sense in talking about the moral as
pects of anything connected with the cor
poration, which came like a robber in the
night and took possession, and now asks
this honorable body to sanction its act of
vandalism. They are simply incorporated
highwaymen, who care not one iota who
suffers so long as they gain."
C. E. Meyers was the next to address the
; board. He said :
"I hope, gentlemen, that you will not do
us the injustice of granting this franchise
and blocking Church street forever. Give
us one square deal and show the people
that you are with them once in a while
and not altogether with the corporation."
Supervisor Hobbs spoke briefly against
the resolution, after which the committee
arose and reported progress.
Supervisor Benjamin then moved that
the resolution be adopted and the clerk
be instructed to advertise forbids. The
resolution was adopted by the following
vote: Ayes— King, Scully, Benjamin,
Hirsch, Hughes, Dunker, Morgenstern,
Wagner. Noes— Dimond, Taylor, Hobbs.
Henry Wartield and Carl Gleeser, repre
senting the I Labor Exchange, addressed
the board on a proposition that the city
issue $1,000,000 in warrants or small non
interest-bearing bonds, receivable for taxes,
in order that idle workingmen may be em
ployed on public improvements.
Brought Here for Burial.
The remains of Mrs. M. E. Day. the wife of
Captain S. A. Day, U. S. A., now stationed at
Fort Canby, was brought down from Portland
on the steamer Columbia, which arrived yes
terday morning, for burial in this city.
The Bottom of the Sea
Yields no pearl that can exceed in beauty teeth
whitened and cleansed with that incomparable
dentifrice, the fragraut SOZODONT. Nor is coral
rosier than the gums in which such teeth are set.
So say the ladies, who are the best Judges in such
CALIFORNIA FURNITURE COMPANY.
Furniture that has ele-
gance of design and general
beauty, and is yet capable
of being sold at a price that
places it within the reach of
those of even limited means
— it is our aim to supply
that style of furniture in
place of the gross, ill-fav-
ored kind that almost invari-
ably is offered where low
prices are quoted.
Mahogany! The very word itself suggests all
that is "good form" in furniture. Other
woods have their eras of momentary popular-
-4 a ity, but mahogany
[ l 3^-_yfe:.-_"<3i stands ah', ays first
I T''"*Wr^ii^ & ' favorite. Here is an
I 'Ii I example of a mahog.
! , 1 *•- 3"^" ! an >' set that is low in
l I V* I * price, lower than
1 "!■ any of equal beauty
I Iji and finish ever offer.
__J <_________, ___K_^l e °. It is mahogany
* §^^^»t--|j^}i_q_sy'of the kind that won
HagjlSfefc"^ j jSsPjPlj t the " ng of Woods"
__^_s^ : '^ - ' ■*J^3____B *" reputation. Of
Rfejlgrf'-' ""^^^-fra rich red color and
||«-§8_5«"'"l : !*"^-4->3_fj_ii exquisite graining
jft"--^! _,'7-_____^ffi*~*n just suitable to set
Br * off the beauty of th c
™ * pure Colonial design
and the delicate hand-carving. The pattern is
grace and artistic refinement itself. The bureau
is a match in beauty and workmanship, tho
mirror bevel French plate, the front shaped to
the graceful "swell." The handles are of "mat
finish" gilt of special design, and the casters
are of the excellent "double whejjl" pattern.
The two top drawers are lined with crimson
velvet, and the others with birdseye maple. In
short, a set of rare charm and beauty.
i__i ' ijffiyy,
In striking contrast to rhe dark richness of
the mahogany is the exquisitely dainty refine-
ment of a set in White and Gold. It possesses,
too, the added charm i , n
of novelty. Built of fc^^SS-l^ST. '
high-grade wood, it Ay '* & "^'Jl_»
is enameled with pjj :''<■*•
many coats of the Urn ' ■•)
best quality of white l\|n, ''Mil
paint and can be 1 \ _H__g_*_//
cleaned and rubbed f — — ' ' = ~^- it
just aS the >"■"■ 1 -f" 1 «HHua_WPM«f
ished natural woods ♦ ■♦ ♦ ♦ .
can. The dainty fil- ♦"
agreecarvings,a_rieli- *** ****• .
cate as a jeweler a em- ~~L -* ___~~
bellishments would ________________________ _
be, are illuminated "* '.
in pure Gold Leaf.
The Dressing-case has ell the merits of the one
described above, both in design and construc-
tion. The peculiarly attractive shape of the
mirror (Bevel French Plate, of course) is note-
worthy. The Gilt Handles set off the pure
simplicity of the White Enamel, and two extra
toilet drawers form an added charm. Expen-
sive? See it and then judge.
It is difficult to conceive of anything in n_»
ture's forests more genuinely pure, simple and
yet rich and beautiful than White Maple. A
set in this most ap-
a proved of woods adds
and purity to a bed.
room. The particular
set the little pictures
strive to show is of
the rich . BiK_e___
Maple. The very
' shape and the light,
graceful carvings are
in thorough keeping
with the exquisite
J___§__i- - "^-.-SScJ tree from which the
1 -f--^^Ss______a_^^o material was gath-
" » ered. The Bureau has
the Serpentine front, an attractive relief from
the severe straight lines of the construction
recently so much in vogue. The shape of the
French Plate Mirror, as well as the entire em-
bellishments of the brass hardware, are in
keeping with the general beauty aud refine-
ment of the whole set. These are but three
patterns among scores and scores of others —
uncommon, attractive and beautitul, yet low
Carpets . Rugs . Mattings
(N. P. Cole & Co.)
117-123 Geary Street
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