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APPROVAL FOR THE
The Projectors See the Main
Difficulty in San Fran
HOW THE CITY IS ISOLATED.
San Mateo People Discussing
the Big Scheme With
The great bay shore boulevard grew in
beauty and magnificence in the minds of
,11 Mateo Count}' projectors yester
The idea won many new admirers and
supporters, too, when it was described in
the Call in a general way as it exists in
the imagination and hopes of its origi
nators. There is nobody, for that matter,
■who will not approvingly, if not enthusi
astically, contemplate the existence of a
fine macadamized driveway from the heart
of San Francisco to San Jose, affording an
alluring route for pleasure drives through
a region of richness, beauty and scenic
charms. Of course, attaining this striking
idea is a harder task than planning it, but
the discussion of it is growing keener and
more enthusiastic and the sentiment along
the bay portion of San Mateo County,
where three-fourths of the population re
sides, appears to be wholly in its favor.
People rarely drive out of San Francisco
into the Arcadia to the south for the pleas
tire of it. The jumble of poor street?, hills
and bad, steep and winding roads between
the city and its pretty suburban region be-
THE PILOT-BOAT GEORGE PEABODY, RECENTLY WRECKED ON
THE COAST OF JAPAN.
[Sketched for the '"Call" by W. A. Coulter.]
yond is miles across and the bay is easier
Ralston braved it almost daily years ago.
When he established his magnificent home
at Belmont in his days of prosperity he
liked to travel back and forth in a hand
some coach, drawn by speedy horses that
were changed at a half-way place, and they
•were merry rides that he u=ed to take with
his friends to merry times at Belmont.
But the people who live down that way
don't follow his example. They go by
train when a train can be had.
The main difficulty that confronts those
who would build the boulevard is San
Francisoo. To build such a boulevard to
the county line, letting it run up against a
hill on the Mission road, would do little
good. It would take much time and effort
to get San Francisco to build several miles
of boulevard as its share now, however
certain it is that it will be done some day.
Under the present charter the city could
not issue bonds, and the work would be
A. S. Baldwin, Attorney Henry Ward
Brown, W. H. Howard and other San
Francisco business and professional men
who live or own property down that wav
and who are keenly interested in the
6cheme, all pointed out at once yesterday
the fact that San Francisco is practically
isolated as far as convenient and pleasant
access by highway is concerned.
'•The only drives San Francisco affords
are about the park and Presidio," said
Mr. Howard. "It is park and back all the
time. The San Bruno road is poor itself,
much of the time muddy or dusty, and it
is reached through a part of the city'both
unattractive and offensive and including
Butchertown. The San Jose road in the
city limits is almost impassable at times
in winter, is never in comfortable driving
condition, is reached by a long drive over
basalt blocks, and is still further spoiled
for driving by the electric road. The
lovely region to the south is practically cut
off by the absence of a good highway. No
other city in the country is in such a situa
It is argued and recognized that the pro
posed boulevard would quickly increase
property values along its entire length,
give a strong stimulus to the growth of
population and greatly multiply tne visit
ors to the country and town through which
it would run.
Something definite promises to come
out of the general agitation soon, whether
it prove to be a magnificent boulevard or
road improvements that will merely be
the start of what is to be some time in the
FAVOR THE GOOD ROAD.
Garden City Merchants Are
SAN JOSE. March 15.— The matter of the
proposed boulevard from San Francisco to
San Jose came up before the Board of Trade
here this evening and it was enthusiastic
W. G. Griffiths brought the article in
this morning's Call to the attention of the
board. "It seems to me," he said, "this
body should do all in its power to urge the
proposition on. It would certainly be a
grand thing for Santa Clara County and it
is entirely feasible. The boulevard could
certainly be constructed at a cost very
small in comparison with the benefits to
be derived from it-"
President W. C. Andrews said he was
heartily in favor of the project. "It will
be of immense value not only to every per
son living along the line," he said, "but to
every resident of the counties through
which it passes. We should spare no ef
fort in seeing that the scheme becomes a
C. 111. Hatcher, who has recently re
turned from the East, spoke of a number
of roads similar to the one proposed which
he had seen in the East. "There is no use
in thinking that because we are struggling
to get a branch of the valley road here that
we should not try for this boulevard. We
want to try for everything good to be had,
and this proposition is entirely too good to
let go without an effort."
Robert Summers was also enthusiastic
about the boulevard project. "We want to
do everything possible, he said, "to favor
an undertaking which promises such rich
results for our section. It is unquestion
ably a practical plan, and of course every
resident along the line is anxious for it."
The committee having in charge the
movement to procure a branch of the
valley road for this valley asked for further
time in which to report, as Mayor Paul P.
Austin and C. M. Wooster, leading mem
bers in the work, were ill. They are hav
ing very encouraging success in procuring
WHIPPED TWO CHINAMEN.
Joseph Brown, a Printer, Goes Into
Joseph Brown, a printer with a temper
and a constitutional hatred of Chinamen,
was locked up in the old City Prison on
two charges of battery last night. And it
was not ordinary every-day battery either,
for Brown gave Ah Sun and Lee Bo Sing
each a beating that will mark them for
life. In fact the two victims looked as if
they had been through a skirmish with
Japanese. Ah Sun's nose showed signs of
utter collapse and his head and face were
covered with bruises. Lee Bo Sing was
"pulpated" all about himself and moaned
with pain from Brown's athletic blows.
If an officer had not stopped Brown in
his wild attack on Chinatown he would
have sought more Mongols to conquer, so
he said, and would have made a lengthy
list of charges against himself on the
police register. He was held in durance
vile in default of $50 bail for each charge.
CRUSHED IN THE BREAKERS.
The Schooner George Peabody
Goes Ashore on the
She Was Once a Fast-Sailing
Pilot-Boat in These
It is reported in the latest news from the
Orient that the schooner George Peabody
has been lost on the Japan coast.
She was a pilot-boat here up to two years
ago, when she was sold and taken to Yoko
hama for an inland sea trade.
The schooner was 71 feet in length, 20:7
beam and 8 feet in depth, and was of 54
She was built at Boston in 1867, and
though having been in constant service
for twenty-seven years was a stanch vessel
and good sea boat.
The crew and a portion of the cargo were
saved, but the vessel is a total loss.
O*»"XY derision is excited by the claims
of a New York Baking Powder Company
to a World's Fair award. Nobody got an
award "over" it because it did not com
pete. But Dr. Price's received the highest
award for purity, strength and wholesome
SOLDIERS AND THEIR CHEFS.
Uncle Sam's Troops Have Good
Cooks and Well Filled
They Manage to Do Most of
their Own Marketing and
The soldiers In the United States army
have a good deal to say about how they
shall live at their barracks. They practi
cally choose their own cook and do much
of their own marketing. Out at the Presi
dio each troop of cavalry has a chef, whose
pay generally amounts to $40 or $50 a
month, a second cook and two waiters and
dishwashers. This gives pretty good ser
vice for fifty men.
The sergeant generally chooses the cook
for a troop and any man may be called in
for that service, but is not required to re
main in it more than a month. However,
when a troop gets a good cook the mem bers
generally subscribe sufficient to induce
him to stay in the kitchen.
The cook receives from the Government,
in addition to his soldier's pay, 25 cents a
day, and with the amount received from
the men in voluntary subscriptions he can
often make as much as $55 a month. Each
troop has a share in the profits of the post
canteen, which are divided once a month.
Then it gets a share of the biliiard-table
receipts and takes cash for rations allowed
out of the commissary department. From
all these sources a troop of fifty men will
have an income of from $100 "to $150 a
month. While they are stationed at distant
points a large part of this is saved up for
furnishing their larder when they come to
the neighborhood of better markets. For
instance Troop O of the Fourth Cavalry
came down here from Fort Bidwell two
years ago with $1200 and is able to keep its
table supplied with a variety of meats
fresh vegetables, eggs, fish and delicacies
not furnished by Uncle Sam. The follow
ing was the bill of fare of Troop C last
Monday: Breakfast, cornbeef hash, mush
and milk, bread and coffee; dinner, roast
beef, potatoes, parsnips, bread, coffee, corn
starch pudding; supper, beef stew, stewed
figs, bread and coffee.
Benefit to Librarian Studley.
As a mark oJ appreciation of his services as
librarian of the Young Men's Christian Asso
ciation, George Howard Studk-y was tendered
a testimonial concert by the members of that
organization last evening at the association
auditorium. The programme was largely com
posed of musical and literary numbers the
unique feature, however, being a series of pan
tomime performances by the members of the
deaf-mute branch. The attendance was fair
but did not by any means represent the num
ber of tickets sold for the entertainment, which
proved highly successful in every respect
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No part af the Atlantic Ocean between
Europe and Newfoundland exceeds 2400
THE SAX FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 1895.
Suit Commenced in the Circuit
Court Against Stanford's
ACTION ORDERED BY OLNEY.
Uncle Sam Wants the Money
Back That He Loaned the
The suit of the United States against
Jane L. Stanford, executrix of the will of
the late Senator Leland Stanford, has at
last been commenced in the United States
Circuit Court. L. E. McKisick, special
counsel appointed by Attorney-General
Olncy, filed his complaint yesterday, and
the trial of the case will be set for an early
The amount sought to be recovered is
$15,237,000, the pro rata of the Stanford
estate due to Uncle Sam for moneys ad
vanced toward assisting in building the
Central Pacific Railroad. The entire
amount advanced at various times aggre
For thirty years the matter drifted
along, and never once did Uncle Sam
think of asking for his money. In the
meantime, Mark Hopkins and Charles
Crocker died, and their estates have been
When the claim against Leland Stan
ford's estate had matured the Attorney-
General thought it was time to take action.
Instructions were accordingly sent to
United States District Attorney Garter to
enter a claim against the estate for the
deceased's pro rata of the debt of the Cen
tral Pacific to the United States. This was
done and the claim was promptly rejected.
The refusal to entertain the claim was
forwarded to Washington, but as the re
funding bill was then looming up nothing
was done in the matter. Once, however,
Attorney-General Olney saw that the bill
was sure to be defeated and he appointed
special counsel to at once begin suit.
In consequence of this impending suit
Mrs. Stanford has been very much pushed
for ready money. She has been unable to
keep up payments toward the support of
the Leland Stanford Jr. University and
should the case go against her the college
will be very much curtailed in its useful
ness if not closed altogether.
The complaint tiled is a voluminous one,
containing twenty pages of typewritten
matter. It goes back to the incorporation
of the Central Pacific Company and re
cites at length the various means resorted
to to build the road, points out how the
Government was induced to assist, and
ends with a demand for judgment against
the Stanford estate for its share of the
money due the United States.
The complaint sets forth in detail:
That under and by virtue of the provisions of
sections 3l, 32 and 36 of the fourth article of
the constitution of the State of California,
then in force, and under and by virtue of the
provisions of an act of the Legislature of the
State of California entitled "An act to provide
for the incorporation of railroad companies,
and in the managemeut of the affairs
thereof, and other matters pertaining
thereto," approved May '.JO, 1861, the
late Leland Stanford, testator of the
respondent, Jane L. Stanford; Collis P. Hunt
ington, Mark Hopkins, Charles Crocker and
others, did on the 28th day of June, 1861, asso
ciate themselves together for the purpose of,
and did on the 28th of June, in 1861, by arti
cles in writing, duly executed and acknowl
edged by them, organize a railroad corpora
tion by the name and style of the Central Pa
cific Railroad Company of California, and that
the capital stock of said cotporation was fixed
in the sum of $3,500,000.
It is shown that of the shares subscribed
for, many of them — about 267 shares or
thereabouts — before the 16th day of Janu
ary became forfeited to the company, or
were purchased by the company at sales
made by it on account of subscribers fail
ing or refusing to pay calls or assessments
The complaint continues:
Your orators are informed and believe,
and upon their information and belief say,
that there were no individual subscriptions for
said capital stock on or afffer the 16th day of
January, 1865, and before the 31st day of "De
In January, 1865, there were not more than
6392 shares of the 200,000 shares authorized
to be issued by amended articles held or owned
by persons who actually subscribed therefor.
It is believed that under the terms of the part
nership of Crocker, Hopkins, Stanford, et al.
the estate of Stanford is liable for its one-fourth
share of the claim.
Your orators further say that the said part
nership firms of Charles Crocker &. Co. and
Charles Crocker completed and finished the
work by them undertaken to be done for paid
railroad company tinder their several contracts
before the 31st of December, 1807, and that
said railroad company, in performance of its
obligations to said partnership firms, at vari
ous times and from time to time as the work
progressed and after its completion, issued
and delivered to the said Charles Crocker, for
himself and his said partners, 147,017 shares
and upward, of the capital stock of the said
Central Pacific Company of California, of the
par value of $14,701,710 22 and upward.
The complaint then shows the increase
in value of the stock while under the con
trol of the Crocker-Hopkins-Stanford com
bination, and after setting forth that all
the stock was held by these people, with
the exception of a few shares turned over
to servants and employes, the complaint
Your oraiorß further pray that their claim
for $15,237,000 against the estate of said Le
land Stanford be established, allowed and
adjudged and decreed to be a valid, existing
indebtedness in favor of your orators against
said estate, and that the defendant be ordered,
adjudged and decreed to pay the same out of
the assets of the estate, in due course of admin
istration, and prior to all other claims against
the said estate.
Your orators pray for general relief and for
A copy of the complaint has been for
warded to Washington by Mr. McKisick.
The filing of the suit caused considerable
comment in the courts, and opinions were
freely expressed as to whether or not the
United States would win. Attorney Mc-
Kisick is firmly convinced that he will win,
and is going into the trial of the case with
zeal and confidence. In the meantime tne
attorneys on the other side are getting
ready, and a great legal contest is antici
pated. It is riot often that $15,000,000 is the
prize for which attorneys contend.
TO BE USED AS SIGNALS.
L,ampposts Near Fire-Alarm Boxes to
Be Fainted Bed.
One of the pet projects of the Merchants'
Association, that of having the street
lamps nearest fire-alarm boxes made con
spicuous so as to enable the public to find
them easily, was approved by the Street
lights Committee of the Board of Super
visors yesteraay. It was decided that if
the gas company would stand the expense
of painting the posts a bright vermilion
the city could bear the cost of having the
four upper panes of light fitted with red
glass and the location of the box indicated
in black lettering on one of the lower panes.
The cost to the city will be about $140 for
the 234 lights which will be transformed
Chairman Hirsch said he thought that it
would not be a bad plan to have the lamp
posts nearest post-boxes also painted, to
bring the mail receptacles quickly to the
attention of the public. He considered a
bright blue the proper color. The com
mittee, while approving the project, de
cided that the present state of the city's
finances would not permit of any immedi
ate further expenditures in that line.
Coffee Attached by Oliver A Co.
F. B. Oliver of Oliver & Co., the commission
merchants and coffee importers, yesterday
levied an attachment against 34L0 bags of coffee
belonging to J. M. Mohna, on an old Judgment
for .••rS'iSi 50. The coffee recently arrived from
Central America and was lying on the Pacific
Mail dock when taken in charge by the Sheriff.
WARMED THEIR NEW HOME.
Native Sons Open a Branch Hall Near
Olympus Parlor, Native Sons of the
Golden West, lias established itself in
handsome quarters at the corner of Fell
and Baker streets, opposite the park pan
handle entrance. Formerly the place was
occupied by the park branch of the Young
Men's Christian Association. There is a
commodious meeting-hall, with clubrooms,
all furnished in substantial style.
Friends of the parlor were entertained
last night, when the reception took on the
nature of a housewarming. The hall was
decorated with American flags and golden
After a welcome address by Frank J.
Murasky, master of ceremonies, the fol
lowing programme was presented:
Piano solo, Morris Kramer; soup, "Jerusa
lem," Joseph E. O'DoniH'll; <iuo, cornet and
trombone, Messrs. Kreicer and Abos; paper,
"The Income Tax," Edward Sweeney: song,
Warren King; recitation, William Burris,
Grand Opera-house company; piano solo, Wil
liam Gorham; song, "Dear Heart," Charles
Bryan; sonjj. "The Auctioneer," Carles Gardi
ner; soup, "The Armorer," Frank Kelly; paper,
"What I Know About Olympus,'" J. Frankel;
song, Mr. Alden.
Why is Dr. Price's Baking Powder like
the largest of our lakes? Because it is
UPON THE EUROPEAN PLAN.
SCHEEL'S OFT-TALKED-OF CON
SERVATORY May Bf.come a
Fact at Last.
It Was Mrs. Nei-ler Who In
duced Him to Come to a
Ever since Scheel came to San Francisco
he has been talking of opening a conserva
tory—strictly first-class and on the Euro
pean plan. A year ago his factotum, Fritz
Blame, could talk nothing but conserva
tory, and, as Blume did most oi the talking
for the popular conductor, it was hoped at
first that some great musical undertaking
was about to be commenced. Months
went by, however, and, as nothing ma
terialized, Scheel's acquaintances grew
skeptical about the conservatory.
But Scheel had not forgotten his dream,
and in moments of confidence he aired i
to his friends. About a month ago he was
crossing from Oakland with one or two
acquaintances, -when one of them asked,
"How about the conservatory, Scheel?"
Th c conductor owned that he was not any
nearer to opening it, the dry business de
tails being too sordid for bis artistic mind.
"Shall I do that part of it for you?"
asked Mrs. Neitler, one of the party, who
had been a friend of Scheel's in Germany,
and the conductor, grasping her hand with
characteristic impulsiveness and fervor,
swore that nothing would delight him
And that was bow School's conservatory
came nearer to being an accomplished fact
than it had ever been before. Mrs. Neitler
was to supply the business ability and
manage Scheel; she was also to select a
house and furnish it. As for the con
ductor, he was to walk in when everything
was ready and bring the pupils.
The arrangements being made the lady
set to -work immediately to carry them
out. With the eccentricity of musical
genius, Scheel did not trouble much about
ways and means. The first house upon
which he set his affection called for a
rental of $200 a month. Mr 3. Neitler per
suaded him to coi.e down to a house that
was only about half that rent, and finally
settled upon 1118 Sutter street. The place
will probably soon be opened as a con
servatory ; Mrs. Neitler is only waiting, in
fact, for Scheel to engage his staff of pro
fessors and begin, on the European plan —
for great stress is laid upon that saving
clause, which will make the new conserva
tory quite distinct from all its predeces
Mrs. Neitler, who is a handsome
woman, speaking both German and Eng
lish fluently, said yesterday: "1 have
known Scheel fur years, and I thought
it such a pity to .see his conservatory idea
corning to nothing for want of business
ability, that it struck me the best thing I
could do would be to look after it myself.
"Any number of people have tried to
dissuade me. It was only the other day
that Joe Redding said : 'Don't do it. You
will liil your home with a lot of long
haired professors, and they won't any of
them have a thing to eat.' Mrs. Marquardt
and ever so many more people have said
the conservatory 'could not succeed, but I
have taken the place now, and I mean to
When asked whether Mr. Scheel had
taken an active part in the arrangements,
Mrs. Neitler laughed at the idea: "He
M'anted to hold the classes in bare rooms,
furnished with slates and benches, just as
they do in Europe, but I made him under
stand at iast that people here expect some
thing very different. He promised to fret
me pictures of the composers, and some
handsome mirrors, but I notice they have
not materialized yet. The fact is that Mr.
Scheel has no idea of business, and outside
his music he docs not seem able to attend
to anything. But in the conservatory the
music is what ho will have to devote "him
self to, and lie can do that perfectly."
Fritz Scheel himself expressed great en
thusiasm over the conservatory. "I shall
have a _ chidren's class, an opera class —
everything as they have in Europe, in
fact. In a few days I shall have written
out the full course of study, but at present
lam too busy." And the popular con
ductor dashed away to keep an engage
But the question still remains : Is Scheel
talking in his infallible quality as a musi
cian or as a man "without business abil
ity" when he talks of giving San Francisco
a conservatory— on the European plan?
SONS OF THE REVOLUTION
New Members and Officers Elected at
The board of managers of the California
Society of Sons of the American Revolu
tion met yesterday in the Pioneer building
and the following members were elected:
Captain Stephen G. Whipple, U. S. A.;
John Jay Scoville, General Samuel W.
Backus and Wellington C. Burnett.
The following are the officers for the
Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Hunter, U. S. A.,
president; Hon. E. W. McKinstry, senior vice
president; Sidney M. Smith, junior vice-presi
dent; Captain F. K. Upham, U. S. A., secretary;
Charles H. Warner, treasurer; Colonel A. S.
Hubbard, registrar; William S. Moses, marshal •
board of managers— Roberts Vandercook, Wil
liam H. Mead, i>r. C. J. Burnham, Rev. Thomas
L. Randolph, W. B. Eastin, Captain J. C.
The delegates to the sixth national con
gress, to convene at Boston April 30,
1895, are :
President, Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Hun
ter, U. S. A. (ex-offieio); senior vice-president,
Hon. h. W. McKinstry (ex-otfieio) ; delegate-at
large, John \V. Moore, U. 8. N. ; delegate, Mark
Lawrence Requa; delegate, Fred S. Plimpton.
Alternates— Kor president, Hon. Daniel Cleve
land ; for senior vice-president, Edward Mitchell
Burbeck;fordek>gate-at-large, Dr. Philip King
Brown; lor delegate, Charles C. Upham; for
delegate, T. Worthington Hubbard.
The following were appointed as a com
mittee to confer with similar committees
from other patriotic societies looking to
the establishment of April 19 as alt-gal
holiday, to be called "Patriots' day":
Charles J. King, J. C. Currier, Charles J.
Burnham and Colonel A. D. Cutler.
The society was reported as growing in
prosperity. It was first organized on this
coast in October, 1875, and was for many
years kept in good condition by the energy
of Colonel A. S. Hubbard, who is consid
ered the father of the society.
CHARGES OF FRAUD
Henry E. Highton Accuses Cer
tain Attorneys in the
ALICE EDITH'S QUEER WORK.
Her Strange Disappearance
Credited to Agents of
Another sensation is promised in con
nection with the celebrated Blythe case. A
complaint in equity is to be filed by Attor
ney Henry E. Highton, who has repre
sented Mrs. Alice Edith Blythe through
all the long years of litigation.
In it certain minor attorneys and in
terested agents of Mrs. Florence Blythe
Hinckley will be charged with fraud and
conspiracy in suppressing certain evidence
in the other case. Incidentally an attempt
will he made to show that they procured
the recent disappearance of Mrs. Alice
Edith with a view of preventing the riling
of the complaint or at least of embarrassing
the plaintiff by the absence of a very ma
A complaint in equity when filed after
a judgment in any case has been confirmed
is practically an appeal from such con
firmation, though it constitutes a separate
case founded on an entirely different cause
of action. Divested of its legal verbiage it
You have secured a judgment and we ac
quiesce, but we claim that it is inequitable
that you be allowed to enjoy the fruits of that
judgment, because it was obtained by fraud
and through conspiracy.
On the disappearance of Mrs. Blythe detec
tives were at once put to work on the case.
What they discovered, briefly stated, is as fol
For several weeks past considerable pressure
has been brought to bear on the woman to in
duce her to give up all further attempts to
secure any portion of the dead millionaire's
wealth. Certain monetary inducements were
held out, and her relatives were interested in
the matter. The result was that last Saturday
afternoon Mrs. Blythe left her rooms in
the Blythe block, signed papers transferring
all her interest in the Blythe estate to Mrs.
Florence Hinckley and went into hiding. She
occupied a room in the old General Keyes
lodging-house on Stockton street. Then she
was seen in a house in the 300 block on Geary
street, where she was under the control or at
least supervision of Mrs. Cherry, who was one
of the strongest witnesses against her at the
first trial. Since then no trace of her has been
Wednesday afternoon D. J. Sinclair called at
Mr. Highton's office and, presenting creden
tials purporting to come from Miss Blythe,
iniormed the attorney that she had decided
not to make any further contest.
Sinclair is a thin-faced young man, with
light hair, blue eyes and a budding mustache
of an orange hue, who evidently relishes the
notoriety he receives from the case. He said:
"Alice has gone into the country to stay with
relatives. On Saturday she signed papers as
signing all her interest in the Blythe estate to
Florence. In so doing she acted in accordance
with legal advice. She was led to believe that
with the last decision of the Supreme Court
ended any contract she might have with Mr.
Highton or any other person in respect to this
"I know just how it was done. No, I will not
tell how now, though I suppose it will all
come out sooner or later. Alice left the city
Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock. She went
alone, and is staying with relatives in the
country. She did not travel under her own
Mr. Sinclair told a young real estate man
that he was to have taken Mrs. Alice Edith
Blythe to San Diego but did not have to go
go far and had returned sooner than he ex
He occupies a room in Mrs. Cherry's
house, which can be reached only by
means of a long, dark, narrow passage.
He stated last night that the house had
been originally secured for the purpose of
keeping Mrs. Blythe in hiding there.
The present transfer of Mrs. Alice
Edith's interest to Mrs Hinckley is de
clared by attorneys to be valueless, because
eight months ago she formally transferred
that interest to a third party, who caused
it to be put on record.
A household treasure and a household
pleasure— Dr. Price's Baking Powder, and
the food prepared with it.
PEDDLER AGAINST FLORIST.
Hard Fight Before the Commit
tee of the Board of
Small Growers Must Lose Under
a High - License
All the small florists of the city were in
evidence last night in the Supervisors'
room^in the City Hall, when the petition
of the California Flower-Growers' Associa
tion, for the advancement of the street
flower-peddlers' license from $10 a quarter
to $100 a quarter, came up for considera
tion before the Committee on License and
Orders of the Board of Supervisors.
Messrs. Wagner, Benjamin and King
constituted the committee, and there was
much more talk than scent of flowers. It
was nearly 11 o'clock when the session
ended, and before that time the committee
had twice ordered the windows to be
lowered, despite the fact that all the floral
world of California claimed to be repre
Charles L. Tilden represented the ped
dlers, and claimed to the committee that
the florists' organization was simply ar
raigned against his clients for the purpose
of crushing them out of existence.
T. A. llossi was the attorney for the
Flower-growers' Association and all the
proceedings were most judicial in form.
Street peddler and store florist were called
to testify without commercial sequence.
It was first one and then another. The
theory that the street peddler is a creature
due to the Chinese flower-garden was, so
far as the testimony went, completely ex
Witness af.ter witness declared that de
spite the association the florists who rented
stores bought as much from the Chinamen
as did the street peddlers. All the condi
tions of rent, expense and license were
gone into thoroughly, and the evidence
was so contradictory that no definite con
clusion was possible.
The committee was evidently in a quan
dary, and the witnesses in some cases
absolutely declined to answer questions.
All of the rates of selling and buying
were discussed, and when Mr. Kossi asked
Mr. Figone, who admitted having bought
flowers where he could, what the difference
was between his price to the storekeeper
and his price to the peddler, Mr. Figone
"That is my business."
"Too personal, sir," said Chairman
Mr. Figone then declared that the per
centage of profit on all street sales was less
than 33 per cent. He admitted selling to
peddlers, but declared it was only when a
surplus of supply forced such sales upon
Peter Burndolph threw 85 cents in silver
on the desk and declared that it was his
profits for the day, and that he was a crip
ple with a family.
"I sell-a as I buy," said he. "an* I mak-a
one bunch for one bunch. In one day I
mak-a so much. I don' know no more,"
Mr. Rossi, in summing up for the Grow
ers' Association, declared that to prevent
the interposition of Chinese labor the ped
dler must be subdued.
Mr. Tilden, who stood, as he said, "a
charity lawyer for poor men," claimed in
his closing argument that it was the hard
hand of a corporation that pressed against
''The wealthy suburban resident hires
and teaches the Chinaman and then lets
him loose in the community to raise
flowers. As a result the peddler buys
where he can best buy. If all the florists
refuse to buy from the Chinese all the
peddlers will," said he, and a smile went
around the room.
In conclusion of the argument Mr. Tilden
offered to the committee a petition praying
that the financial tax on the peddler be not
raised, and claiming that the florist who
now keeps a store would, tinder the exist
ing association, be the only gainer. It
would be a tax "on the poor for the benefit
of the rich," according to counsel, and a
pathetically worded statement closed the
The committee took the entire matter
under advisement for two weeks.
MRS. ALLEN MAKES CHARGES
She Swears Out a Warrant
for the Arrest of Harry
Allegations That He Has Failed
to Support His Infant Child.
A two-year-old baby boy, which had
been left by its parents in the care of Mrs.
C. J. Allen, 120 Eighth street, is the cause
of a complaint which was filed in Police
Judge .Toa chimsen's court yesterday and
upon which a warrant was issued for the ar
rest of Harry Moore on a charge of failure
to provide for his infant son.
Mrs. Allen first went to Secretary Mc-
Comb of the Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Children and told her troubles.
She said that last September Moore
brought the baby to her and asked her to
keep it, agreeing to pay $15 a month for its
support. For several months the money
was paid and then no more payments were
Finally, as neither Moore nor his wife
came near her to see the child, nor seemed
to care what become of it, she consulted a
lawyer, who advised her to report the case
to the proper authorities. She said that
Moore and his wife are well able to pay for
the keeping of the child. The little one is
suffering from an incurable spinal com
plaint, and Mrs. Allen does not want it
foisted upon her. She says that Moore
owes her $100 for supporting the young
Young Moore says that he made arrange
ments with Mrs. Allen to care for the
sickly child, and that he was to pay her by
the month. He had not paid her for a
short time, but he thought that everything
was all right until Mrs. Allen presented
him with a bill for $100. This he declined
to pay, because he did not think that any
such sum was (hie. He had always been
willing to care for the child.
Young Moore is the man who was shot
on Montgomery street some months ago
by his brother George. The latter had had
some trouble with his father and attempted
to shoot the old gentleman, when Jiarry
stepped between them and received the
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SUCCESS WITHOUT WORK.
The Creator Does Not Give
Chromos to Those Who
Interesting Lecture by Jenkin
L. Jones on the Cost of an
"The infinite never sells his wares below
cost," said Jenkin Lloyd Jones at Golden
Gate Hall last evening. "He offers no
chromos to tempt subscribers for the jour
nal of knowledge, a journal illustrated by
the pencil of experience."
Mr. Jones' lecture was the second in a
"popular course" being given under the
auspices of the Woman's Auxiliary of the
Second Unitarian Church, and bore the
title, "The Cost of an Idea."
Continuing, the speaker said: "More
and more as you read the heart secrets of
mother nature'will you discover that con
flict is her method and struggle is her song.
Progress unfolds her banner only upon the
battlefields of God."
"it is an expensive thing to live. This
is true, from Caliban, who, 'from toe to
crown, finds his skin tilled with pinches,'
up to Goethe, who said, 'Each bonmut has
cost me a purse of gold.'
"An idea is the most expensive article
that a human being can invest in. It is
expensive because, first, it is a hard thing
to got; and Becond, it is a troublesome
thing to hold after you get it. You must
find an idea, as Angelo did, who, when re
buked for wasting time over trifles, replied,
'Trifles make perfection, and perfection is
no trifle.' Would you know the secret of
literary power? You must find it as Dante
found it— walking up and down the streets
of Florence, so lean and miserable that
jolly peasants whispered, 'There goes the
man that's been in hell.'
" 'How long did it take you to write that
splendid sermon?' inquired a nattering
deacon of old Dr. Lyman Beecher, after
one of his great efforts. 'About forty
years,' was the all too truthful but pithy
By the thorn road, and none other,
Is the mount of vision won.
" 'Most of the great ideas have compelled
their early possessors to beg and cringe or
starve and die. Of all the solitudes that is
the greatest which calls for a man to live,
as Lowell says, 'In the silent desert of a
great new thought.'
"\\ hat is the reward of an idea? Is not
science quite confident now that the race
started out way back and way down there,
without hat, coat or boots, without horse,
plow or gun, without so much as a jack
knife, without even a pocket to put them
in, and through the triumph of ideas man
now enjoys the umbrella, Arctic overshoes,
a weatherproof house and a waterproof
coat, the telegraph, steel pens, the mill
stone, the rocking-chair, icecream, mince
pies [laughter], tin cups, Spaulding's glue,
the telephone, the needle-gun, and last but
by no means least, when we take them in
in all the breadth and depth of their mean
ing, the gentlemen* paper collar and the
ladies' patent adjustable skirt supporters.
"Wind r sun and frost file the sides and
chisel the heights of mountains, and the
time will be when they are not; but an un
seen and intangible idea endures forever.
Grecian power is gone, but Greece is still
young in the songs of her Homer, in the
beauty of her Venus de Milo and in the
writings of Plato, that are still the
epitome of libraries."
One accent of the Holy Ghost
The heedless world has never lost.
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A Youiig Girl Takes Her Life
Because of a Recreant
THE SAME OLD, SAD STORY.
She Leaves a Letter to Her
Sister and One to Emanuel
Love, desertion and then suicide. Such
is the story— the ending of wnich occurred
last night at 8 o'clock at 1.l Ellis street—
of Rosie Hayes, a young and pretty girl of
'JO, who killed herself by taking an ounce
of carbolic acid. t?he was well connected
in the city and had many friends, but
some eight or nine months ago fell in lore
with the man who at last deserted her.
The following letter addressed to her sis
t.r, Mrs. Josie Wall, San Jose, was among
the unfortunate girl's effects:
City, March 15, 1895.
Dear Sister: I hope you will forgive me for
what I have done, but as you try and forget, I
want you to get everything that belong! to me.
I have a wrapper in the cleaner's od Kliis
street, and also some washing in Lena's wash
(Chinaman), yhe will tell you everything
what 1 have learned this afternoon, "j hope
that yon will forgive me, so good-bye. I wish
you all the good lock in tho world. Farewell
forever. Your sister, Rosie Hayks
At the house where she had been board
ing it was ascertained that she had met a
young man named Einanuel Pinner, a
salesman employed by the Hub Clothing
Company, at the Elk.-' carnival in the Me
chanics' Pavilion. This was about seven
months ago, and since that time she had
grown more and more infatuated with
him. About three weeks ago her lover de
serted her, and after writing numerous let
ters imploring him to return she yesterday
saw him and was told that "he cared
nothing for her. She immediately pur
chased an ounce of carbulic acid at a drug
store at ll'.> Powell street, and after writing
farewell letters to her friends ended a dis
She left one letter sealed and addressed
to her recreant lover. The inscription on
the envelope svas :
This is all for you. Mannie. Good-by.
Following was the girl's letter to her
8:15 p. jr.. City, March 16, 1899.
Dear Mannu : On this night my heart breaks.
I have tried hard to keep up my courage for
the last two weeks, but at last I give up cour
age. From what I beard this afternoon from
one of your friends you took an oath on your
mother that you would never come back to
me. Then I knew that it »a- ..II over with you
ami I. Muy the day come to you inside of a
month or two that you Will suffer the
way that I did. I will take an oath on my
dying bed to wish you all the bad luck in the
world, and I also wish that you will die a mis
erable death, for I have loved you till the end
of death has come. You have accused me of
haying my listers come between you and I.
\W!i, you are. '■' ihe wronfr. You left me that
Sunday morning me the last kiss;
that waa false; -<> may yon and your to
laueh at me now. I have no more "to say only
good-by. May you think once in a while of
the poor unfortunate eirl that has loved you
till the last end has come. I hope that there
will never be another girl in this world will
love you the way I did.
Farewell forever. I was yours only, for I
loved you. Rosie Hayes, City.
On the last page of the letter was the fol
The man that lam addressing the note to is
Mr. Mannle Pinner, 5113 Fell street, or the Hub
Clothinjr-store, the corner of Kearnyai!-:
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