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THURSDAY MABCH 28, 1895
.11 ST ABOUT THE WEATHER.
The marine gentleman with um
brella aspread, braced sharp up
and lurching forward in the teeth
oi a soaking rain squall should be
happy in weather so eminently
fitted for sailors and ducks, but he
is probably growling because the
wintry sunshade he has just "bor
rowed" will occasionally get full
of the gale and drag him off an
even keel. . However, he may
weather the storm, because tho shower will
pass^ away in a clearing up for to-day, with a
stationary temperature and brisk to high
southerly winds, shuting to westerly.
LOCAL NEWS IN BEIEF.
California orange trees ar« being sent to
Cape Town, South Africa,
Steamer rates heavily cut to Puget Sound and
Alaska points by rivallines. ■
A fire in Gaskill & Regan's tinshop at 117
Minna street la*t night did $200 damage. .
Charles W. 'Welch fails to be declared secre
tary of the Board of Education by a tie vote.
The board of directors of the valley road will
io to Stockton this evening oh a trip of inspec
tion. : •
Charles L. Lair bought the northwest corner
of Sutter and Devisadero streets yesterday for
Vice-Principal Itsell is transferred from the
John Swett Grammar to the Washington Gram
Auditor Broderick refuses to audit the salary
of Georce Beanston as secretary of the Board
of Education. .
The Board of Fire Underwriters of the Pa
cific have issued & circular boycotting non
There was a small blaze In Clot & Meese's
foundry at 129 Fremont street last night. The
damage was $100.
The Merchants' Association is making ar
rangements to assist in the Santa Barbara and
Los Angeles fiesta.
The Fish and Game Commissioners met yes
terday and decided to give more attention to
the game of the State.
The relatives of Frank L. Smith, who left his
$8000 estate to his brother Terrance, have com
bined to break the will.
The ship Two Brothers went to sea yesterday
with a mixed "scab" crew—six Japanese ana
lour Cape Verde Island natives.
The Australia brought no tidings of the miss
ing bark Colusa which sailed from Puget
Bound for Hongkong 113 days ago.
Byron Waters of San Bernardino has been
appointed to succeed W. S. Millspaugh as
claims attorney for the Southern Pacific.
The People's Bank directors began to curtail
expanses yesterday by reducing Attorney
Wait's salary from $500 to $100 a month.
Maggie Russell was on trial before Judge
Belcher yesterday for the niurder of her hus
band. .Her defense will be self-protection.
By the Australia, which arrived yesterday,
It 'was learned that an attempt was made to
burn the whaling-bark Gayhead at Honolulu.
Fresno's Board of Trade sent A. R. Briggs as
& delegate to the Merchants' Association to ar
range for the Los Angeles and Santa Barbara
A dastardly attempt to destroy the works of
O. P. Little <£ Co., 215 Mission street, is being
Investigated by Fire Marshal Towe and the
Colin M. Boyd was seated as a member of the
Board of Fire Commissioners yesterday, vice
A. J. Martin. The latter will contest in the
The real republicans in Hawaii are angry
because the Advisory Council usurps the
authority oi the Legislature which was elected
The case against Albert Forrest, an acrobat,
charged with employing a minor to perform at
the Orpheum, -was dismissed by Judge Low
Mrs. Josephine Stateler, who was shot by her
husband on Tuesday night, was much im
proved last night and the doctors think she
Herman Oelrichs is appointed guardian of
his >on bearing the same name in order to pro
le";', the child's interest in the estate of the
fjfie James G. Fair.
wniiam Ziegler and Henry Mullin, who wer»
I arrested on suspicion of being implicated in
the shooting of Walter Blake, were released
from custody yesterday.
In the case of Wasserman against Sloss, be
fore Judge Troutt yesterday, Max Wasserman,
the plaintiff, was on tho stand and told his side
of the stock transaction.
The preliminary examination of Dr. A. T.
Diokson and Alexander Forbes, charged with
the murder of Maud M. Whiteley, will be held
before Judge Conlan on April 3.
The Half-million Club held an enthusiastic
meeting in the Chamber of Commerce yester
day. The speakers urged united action in de
veloping the resources of the State.
A Chinatown guide got a beating on Mason
and Ellis streets yesterday morning for insult
ing, a young lady, and reported to the police
that he had been neld up by footpads.
Frank T. Shea rather sharply answered the
suits of Smith O'Brien and Theodore F.
Laist, who are suing him for slander. The two
plaintiffs are ex-employes of his office.
Frank W. Day, a brick-layer, preferred to
marry Sadie Cook yesterday rather than go to
Jail. Justtc* of the Peace Groezinger tied the
knot and Day was released from custody.
The Provisional Government of Hawaii is
suspicious of a number of Japanese students
who recently landed at Honolulu. The young
Japs look very much like trained soldiers.
United States Senator Perkins addressed tMe
Half-million Club in the Chamber of Com
merce yesterday on the importance of support
ing home manufacture and home industry.
H. St. F. Black of the firm af John G. Miller <fc
Co., the Chicago clothiers, is at the Palace with
his wife. They will spend a few weeks at Mon
terey and other resorts before returning home.
A new quarry, the largest in the State, has
been opened near Hunters Point by Warren &
Malley, who Will use the rock to fill in the Ala
meda mole and the Fair property at North
Eugene V. Debs addressed the sailors at theii
hall yesterday. In the course of his remarks
he advocated a stronger and more perfeel
union and a continuance of .the war againsi
Warrants were sworn out yesterday for the
arrest of Harry Corbett, saloon-keeper, Ellis
Utreet, and John P. Glynn, saloon-keeper,
Fourth and Mission streets, for selling pools
outside the racetrack.
The racing at the track yesterday, although
muddy, resulted in some exciting finishes.
Betting on the different events was tame. The
■winner* were: Myron, Sir Biginald, The Lark,
Ursula and Whitestone. ■
The Occidental Handball and Racquet Club
wl|l meet to-morrow-night -to consider a propo
sition £rom Phil Casey, the world's champion,
for a match, half to be played in Brooklyn, N.
V., and half in this city.
The schooner Anita, which was supposed to
have a gold brick on board, stolen from the
Ybarra mine, arrived in port yesterday. De
epite diligent search made by the custom!
officers no treasure was discovered.
Th« Pacific Cycling Club will ride to Toca
lom'a next Sunday, weather permitting. The
Pacifies have had ten club runs this season
already. The Pacifies intend to have a ciub
run every available Sunday this season.
The schooner Ellen Johnson, which came in
yesterday, had on board a party of guano-dig
gers from Clipperton Island. They had con
sumed all their provisions and were on th«
verge of starvation when rescued by the
Joa<juin Miller returned yesterday from
Honolulu on the Australia, having left without
any of his effects and without giving notice to
anybody except Minister Willis. He scorches
the Dole Government and declares that it is
republic only in name.
Krledlander <fe Gottlob, managers of the Co
lumbia Theater, sent the following note -to
ciaus Spreckels, president of the new railroad
company: Permit us to contribute our mite
toward the success of of the San Francisco and
San Joaquin Valley railroad, by offering to
furnish a gold spike that is to be used in the
laying of the first rail.
Miss Hobart gave a private theatrical at her
home on Van Ness avenue, corner of Washing
ton »treet, Tuesday evening. Many of the most
prominent amateurs in tne city assisted at the
entertainment. In one of the large parlors a
stage with specially prepared scenery was ar
ranged. A Spanish scene and a negro charac
terization were the special features of the
The case against Albert Forrest, acrobat,
charged with employing a minor child at the
Orpheum, was heard before Judge Low yester
day. Forrest testified that the boy was his
brother-in-law. He had not been employed by
anybody, and received no remuneration. He
wa*s being trained as a musical acrobat and
thoroughly enjoyed it. The officers of the
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Chil
dren, who prosecuted, admitted that they could
not prove employment, and the Judge dismissed
ABOUT ALL PAID.
Valley Road Directors Will
Leave for Stockton This
THE INTERIOR WIDE AWAKE.
Offers of Aid Flow In From
That Source in Great
The subscribers to stock in the valley
road have almost all paid in the first in
stallment of their assessments. Secretary
Mackie said yesterday that but a very few
had not been heard from in this respect,
and it was believed that ultimately the
proportion of subscriptions which were
not made good would be very small, if, in
fact, there were any to be included in this
The board of directors is making its
arrangements for the proposed trip of in
spection to Stockton to-night, and word
comes from that city that preparations are
being made there to afford it every facility
in its search for information. The trip
may conclude Friday, or it may be neces
sary that the board shall remain over a day
In the stirring times •which have marked
the career of the new road within the past
two weeks or more, this city and Sacra
mento have been the principal points of
interest and the country has in a measure
been relegated to the background. It must
not be supposed, however, that friends of
the road in the interior have either lost
interest in the project or in any manner
relaxed their efforts to help the plans
The daily mail which reaches Secretary
Mackie is a large one, and in looking over
a portion of it yesterday the following ex
tracts from letters taken at random were
made which show that the interior is
well abreast with the city in point of en
From Yisalia comes the following :
The Board of Trade of the city of Visalia is
formulating an offer to you, and will be ready
to submit such offer through a committee of
leading citizens within a few days. The com
mittee also desires to submit to you maps and
statistics relative to population, arable land
and present business of the east side of Tulare
County. As they do not desire to annoy you
by premature applications and offers they re
quest that you set a date on which you will
give them a hearing.
Rights of way are frequently offered the
board in localities which it is thought may
be available- Here is a sample letter of
this kind :
San Francisco, March 19, 1895.
Directors Valley Railroad: It has been sug
gested to me that the San Francisco and San
Joaquin Valley Railroad may be located so as
to reach tidewater at or near the mouth of the
San Joaquin River, then approaching San
Francisco by boat. Should such location be
contemplated, I beg to direct the company's
attention to the Rancho Los Medanos, belong
ing to me, as embracing land suitable for the
company's purposes, and obtainable without
cost. It has a frontage on the bay with forty
feet depth of water, and I offer to donate to the
company ten acres fronting on the bay shore
and right of way all through the ranch.
Antioch's business men think that a mis
apprehension exists regarding the depth of
channel at that point, and write regarding
this and other matters to the board as fol
Instead of eighteen feet of water at this point
there is, for a distance of ten miles west of
Antioch, from thirty to sixty-five feet. We can
assure and convince you that for about $8000
the entire channel to San Francisco can be
made to admit any vessel drawing twenty-six
feet of water. Our advantages are superior to
those of Port Costa as the water is fresh, no
teredo, a straight channel, not a rock, stump,
or any hidden danger to navigation. Please
grant us an opportunity to present facts; it is
all we ask, believing we can phow it to be the
only interior point where the new road can
compete with Port Costa as a freight terminus
for the wheat of the San Joaquin Valley.
From Visalia comes a letter regarding
subscriptions to stock, in which the novel
suggestion is made that they be paid in
labor. The writer says:
I am satisfied considerable subscriptions can
be obtained in labor. Money will be out of the
question, as the people here are simply pro
ducers, and everybody knows that producers
nowadays have no money.
A gentleman living near Tipton gives
encouraging views of the outlook in that
I can say that if a railroad is built through
here the poople will furnish right of way and
depot ground free, and I think I can grade
thirty or forty miles of road with my own
horses for stock in the railroad company. If it
shall go through any of my land I am willing to
furnish depot grounds and grade the road free
through my land. 1 think all the people will
help build the road through here. They have
been robbed long enough by the Southern Pa
cific. I tnink the people of San Francisco had
better wake up if they don't want to make a
graveyard of that beautiiul city. I hope it will
not be a failure this time.
Martinez has heard of the hearings ac
corded Stockton and San Jose and is now
moving in the same direction. In a letter,
under date of the 15th inst., a statement is
made that a committee was appointed at a
recent meeting to consult with the board,
and this committee now writes asking that
a date be set for the same.
An indication of the growing feeling in
favor of railroad development in all parts
of the State is afforded in a letter from Los
Angeles County, in which the writer says:
The people in the vicinity of Maynard are
getting very much interested in the matter of a
railroad, and I believe they would do a great
deal of work in the way of grading, besides
giving some money. I believe now is the time to
commence operations. We need a railroad
very badly, and are tired of the iron hand of
the Southern Pacific. Two-thirds of all the
merchandise used in this valley is hauled in
wagons over the rough mountain roads from
Los Angeles, which is cheaper than to pay the
rates of freight charged by the railroad.
Director Francis Upham was in a retro
spective mood yesterday, and in a general
■way ran over the trials of the Traffic Asso
ciation when it first took the field in favor
of the road, and contrasted the feeling of
relation now noticeable on all sides with the
despondent outlook a few months ago.
"Just at present," said he, "the point
considered by most people is whether this
road will prove a paying investment or
not. We have passed the period of uncer
tainty as to the building of the line, as
everybody practically admits that it's con
struction is now a certainty.
"In regard to this matter of the invest
ment being a good one I want to call your
attention to some statistical information
gathered by the Traffic Association, but
which will be quite appropriate at this
"A couple of years ago we made a careful
analysis of the annual report of the South
ern Pacific Company, from wHch we gath
ered the information that the gross earn
ings of that company within the State
were about $10,000 per mile, and the earn
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1895.
ings in the San Joaquin Valley were at
least $12,000 per mile, while a careful esti
mate shows that the proposed line (or that
portion of it lying in the San Joaquin
Valley, at least) can meet operating ex
penses, fixed charges and pay a dividend
of 6 per cent on paid-up capital- upon gross
earnings of less than $5000 per mile. The
roads in lowa earn annually in the aggre
gate less than $5000 per mile, while those
in Kansas fall a little below $3000 and those
in Nebraska are about $3700.
"In the estimate we made of a line from
Stockton to Bakersfield we reached the
conclusion that a track could be laid with
63-pound steel rails, with ample terminals,
sidetracks, water-tanks, good buildings,
shops, roundhouses, turn-tables, and fully
equipped with engines and other rolling
stock for a large traffic for an actual cash
expenditure of something less than $20,000
"The operation of the road will be as
economical as in any portion of the "United
States. The grades in the valley are no
more than sixteen feet per mile, admitting
of the hauling, if necessary, of forty-five to
fifty freightcars with one good locomotive,
which is double as many as the same
power will move on the average road east
of the Rocky Mountains in summer and
three times as many as in winter. A ton
of coal will move at least twice as many
tons of freight in the San Joaquin Valley
as in any of the States bordering on the
"It is safe to estimate that the same labor
East will accomplish no more than two
thirds as much as it will in the valley.
There are no storms during nine months
in the year and but few in the other three.
Less repairs to tracks, bridges, buildings,
machinery and rolling stock will be re
quired, because every condition, climatic
and otherwise, is more equable than in any
other portion of the country.
"The country the road will penetrate
will afford it a good traffic, and as we will
be compelled to meet comparatively small
expenses I see no reason why the line
should not only pay, but pay well."
J. T. Peters Favors That Traversing the
Santa Clara Valley.
The question of the route to be chosen
for the new valley road from this city is in
teresting many people in the State. Said
J. T. Peters of Santa Clara yesterday on
There seems to be some considerable rivalry
between Stockton and San Mateo, Santa Clara
and San Benito Counties. These two sections
are now bidding for the road. Stockton is
offering to subscribe so many dollars provided
that it be put on the main line; Santa Clara
and adjoining counties offering so many dol
lars, no matter whether on the main or branch
line, so that it is a competing line.
As far as I am interested I hope that both
lines may be built, and there Is no doubt but
what in the course of time there will be a line
built out through Alameda or Contra Costa
counties. But 1 fail to see the object of build
ing the line to the city of Stockton,
either now or in the future, as the val
ley road would not only have a strong
competition with the lines of Southern Pa
cific, but would have the San Joaquin River
as a competitor, and would be in the same
position as the Southern Pacific is now at Sac
ramento and Stockton — operating between
those points and San Francisco at a loss. Stock
ton is not in the proper place to succeed in get
ting on the main line of the San Francisco and
San Joaquin road.
It would hardly pay the valley road to build
its road on that line at a cost from $35,000 to
$65,000 per mile. Every available pass through
the Contra Costa range has been surveyed
more than once, and the estimated cost of
building through any of this chain of mountains
has been estimated at from $00,000 to $70,000
per mile, and that with heavy grades.
Take the route through the Santa Clara Val
ley irom the China basin; it is almost a level
valley clear to the Pacheco Pass, and would not
cost over $25,000 to $30,000 per mile for the
first 100 miles. The remainder, to the center
of the San Joaquin Valley, would not cost any
more, excepting to cross the mountain, which
would not in any great sum exceed that of
building across the Contra Costa range, and
the grade would be but little heavier, if any.
Should this road be built through San Ma
teo, Santa Clara and San Benito, these coun
ties would double in population in two years.
The high prices of transportation now charged
by the Southern Pacific cause thousands of
acres of the best land in the southern portion
of Santa Clara and San Benito counties to
TO THE "EXAMINES."
Additional Subscriptions Bent to Aid the Peo
Although the Examiner only opened its
subscription list for shares in the "people's
road" stock a day or so ago already sub
scriptions are coming in steadily. The ac
count is as follows:
Subscriptions previously sent to Examiner.. 6
Sent yesterday, March 27:
Frledlander.Gcmlob & Co 2
Miss Lillian Sheridan
Theodore Kneppers '.'.'.'.'.'. 6
Total thus far ""ig
HE YELLED TOE HELP.
A Chinatown Guide Punished for In-
suiting a Young Lady.
The few people who happened to be in
the vicinity of Ellis and Mason streets
about 3 o'clock yesterday morning were
startled by a man's cries of "Help! Mur
A rush was made to the corner and
among the first to arrive were Sergeant
John Martin and Policemen Butterworth
and Maher. They saw a Chinatown guide,
who had the appearance of having been
struck by a cyclone. He said he had been
held up by two footpads, who struck him
with a "black-jack," and would have
killed him if he had not yelled for help.
The officers made an investigation, and
soon found that the guide was romancing.
He had insulted a young lady recently and
three of her male friends happened to meet
him yesterday morning and proceeded to
give him a lesson that he will not soon
It is one of the numerous instances re
ported to the police of a similar character
by men who have "an ax to grind.'"
The Children's Home Society.
Rev. Dr. W. Gregory, district superintendent
of the California Children's Home Society, met
with members of the local board last evening
at the First United Presbyterian Church and
discussed the work of the society. The iociety
is incorporated and is organized for the pur
pose of rescuing and finding good homes for
destitute and homeless children. It maintains
no institution, but seeks to supply the childless
home with a homeless child. Dr. Gregory trav
els all over the State in the performance of this
Her Condition Improved.
Mrs. Josephine Stateler, who was shot at 212
Eddy street on Tuesday afternoon, was resting
easy at the Receiving Hospital last night. Her
condition improved very much yesterday, due
to a good constitution and careful nursing
The doctors are not satisfied that her brain has
not been injured by the bullets, and there is a
fair chance of her recovery unless blood poison-
Ing sets in.
Crocker's Directory Out.
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not attempting to gain sympathy or sub
scriptions for their book by making state
ments under erroneous headings in the
daily papers or by throwing mud.
Crocker's Directory employed the can
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tory for many years, and their experience
ana capability in that line is a guarantee
of the faithful performance of their part of
the work, thus making it the most com
plete directory in every respect that has
ever been published in San Francisco.
• Crocker s Directory contains many novel
features never before used in a directory in
this city, all of which have been highly ap
preciated by those who have carefully ex
The publishers challenge comparison of
their book with any other that may be
issued, and are perfectly willing to abide
by the decision of the public as to their re
The edition is limited and parties desir
ing to obtain copies of the Directory should
subscribe at once.
ARRIVAL OF THE
The Lost Gold Brick of the
Ybarra Mine Not Found
GUANO ISLAND MEN RETURN.
Mixture of Races in a Scab
Crew— Debs Addresses
The anxiously awaited schooner Anita
arrived five days from Ensenada yesterday
noon, but without the golden brick that
was stolen from Riveroll & Co. of the
Ybarra Mining Company at Ensenada ou
the 20th inst. Upon the arrival of the little
white schooner in the bay she was boarded
by W. A. Boole, one of the owners of the
mine, with officers armed with a search
warrant, and the vessel was thoroughly
gone over without finding the lost treasure.
The missing piece of metal contains
$12,687 27 in gold, and is a part of one
month's output of the mine, the $870 worth
THE ANITA IN POET.
[Sketched for the "Call" by W. A. Coulter.]
of gold concentrates which, the Anita
brings being the remainder of the thirty
days' earnings of the 10-stamp plant at
Captain Aas of the Anita brought the
bar safely to Ensenada and transferred it
to the company's officials, from whom it
was stolen, it is thought, by an office em
ploye named Allen Pratt, who is in jail
awaiting examination for the theft.
The schooner Ella Johnson arrived yes
terday, eighteen days from Clipperton
Island, with twenty-four tons of guano.
Her trip was a failure in the matter of re
turn cargo, as she was unable to load at
the island, having no suitable lines and
machinery for that purpose. As the fault
is alleged to be with the charterers of the
vessel, a suit will probably be brought
against them by the schooner for damages
incurred by a profitless voyage. But if her
business venture was a failure, her humane
work was not. for she found the twenty
four guano diggers on the desolate island
on the verge of starving to death. All
their food nad been consumed, and the
few birds and fish they caught were hardly
sufficient to sustain life. If tne schooner
had been delayed by adverse winds or
foggy weather, she would have found a
scene of horror upon her arrival.
A warrant was sworn out yesterday
charging Captain Brokaw of the Spreckels
Tug Company with an assault with a
deadly weapon, Tuesday afternoon, upon
Alfred Dixon, an Examiner reporter, at
the Oceanic dock. The alleged weapon
used was Dixon's cane, which Brolcaw
snatched from its owner's hand during the
melee. The Examiner has retained Gar
ret McEnerney for the prosecution, and
the accused is charged with assault with a
deadly weapon for the purpose of prevent
ing Oaptain Brokaw from pleading guilty
and submitting to a fine for simple assault,
it being imagined he would do so if the
charge were set low in the criminal scale.
The case will come up this morning at 10
o'clock in Judge Low's Police Court.
The ship Two Brothers went to sea yes
terday with a crew of Japanese and four
Cape' Verde negroes, and the result of this
startling commingling of races within the
narrow confines of a ship's deck should,
from its strong eternal-brotherhood-of
man feature, settle the sailor labor troubles
for all time.
President Eugene Debs of the American
Railway Union addressed the Seamen's
Union in their hall on East street yester
day afternoon. In his speech he expressed
himself in strong sympathy with the
present strike and held that the cause of a
sailor struggling for living wages was iden
tically the cause of an engineer or any
workingman. He pleaded for a strong, a
complete, a perfect union of all laborers
into one great federation. He said :
Let there be no aristocracy in labor,
only equality. Let tJ&ere be broad-minded
ness and charity. Be swift to forgive. Don't
take the bribe of the soulless corporations, who
will buy, use and then despise you. They will
congeal and coin your blood. Oh, how cheap
is human flesh in their estimation.
The corporation speculates upon your de
gradation and perpetuates the slavery of your
condition. A greater calamity than losing a
job is losing independence.
The squalid tramp on the highway is in a
measure free, but he who has sunken manhood
forever is socially and morally dead. A great
labor day is coming when the workingmen
shall march iv solid phalanx celebrating their
mighty victory. Move on, brothers of the sea,
your mission is noble. A jail or even a noose
may be on your road, but go forward together,
pullinjf together, mighty In your union, and
you will win.
THE MISSING BAEK OOLUSA.
She Sailed From Pnget Sound for Hong-
Kong and Is Long Overdue.
The bark Colusa, which sailed from Pu
get Sound for Hongkong 113 days ago, has
not arrived at her destination, and fears
are entertained that she has been lost with
all hands on board. Yesterday was con
sidered at the exchanse to be her last day
of probation, and no message coming from
the missing vessel, she was to be given up.
However, ncr owners, J. F. Smith & Co.,
have extended the time another week and
are sure she will be reported somewhere.
They believe she has been blown out of her
course and will corns in safely.
She sailed from the Sound about the time
of the departure of the lost Montserrat and
Keweenaw and, Ike them, caught the fear
ful pale that raged at that period in that
locality. She was commanded by Captain
Backus and was manned by a crew of
twelve men, belonging to this port. She
was of 1137 tons burden, 187 feet long, 38
feet beam and 25 feet in depth, and was
built at Bath, Me., in 1873.
DOYLE AND THE PASSPORT.
It Is Denied in Honolulu That He Sought
The statement which appeared in the
Call of the sth inst. that Chester A. Doyle
had been refused his passport from Hawaii
is denied in Honolulu. F. B. McStccker,
deputy Collector of Customs at Honolulu,
asserts that Mr. Doyle did not apply at his
office for a passport to'leave on the steam
The report was brought -to this city by
one of the men who came here on the
Australia. The Call's correspondent,
George Manson, had nothing to do with it.
J. P. Callaco, chief clerk of the Royal
Hawaiian Hotel, denies that as a creditor
of Doyle he sougnt to have a passport re
fused to that gentleman.
He Seriously Objects to Maintaining
Mrs. Rose Cooper made affidavit before
Judge Hunt Tuesday that her divorced
had failed to pay her a penny of the $20 a
month alimony awarded her by the court
last October and askea that he be com
pelled to provide for her maintenance.
The delinquent ex-husband, David F.
Cooper, is a well-known printer, who at
various times had been a partner is several
printing and publishing concerns, but is at
present an employe of Crocker & Co.
The present difficulty is the result of
transferred affection on "the part of Cooper,
who is now wedded to another. He objects
to having to maintain twf households.
The case will come up Friday in Judge
ACTORS IN THE TABERNACLE
The Whitney Opera Company
Entertained in the Mor
. mon Temple.
It Was on Account of Miss Bay
liss, Who Once Sang in
the Saints' Choir.
Miss Bertha Bayliss, the young lady who
plays the Countess Fillipa in "The Fenc
ing Master," was responsible for the ovation
received by the Whitney Opera Company
from the saints at Salt Lake City last week.
From the solitary song that Miss Bayliss
sings in the opera it is made manifest that
she has a very fine voice as well as a eood
vocal method. Being a Salt Lake girl she
has sung frequently in her native city, but
her chief engagement was at the Taber-
nacle, where there is a choir of 250 voices.
Two years ago she was one of the chief
soloists there, and, although she did not
belong to their religious fold, the saints
were as proud of her when she returned
home with the Whitney Opera Company
as if she had been one of their own flock.
In addition to buying up the house and
bombarding the actress with flowers, th*
Mormons sent a delegation to ask if there
was anything else they could do for their
It happened that a number of members
of the company were anxious to visit the
Tabernacle and hear the organ. Miss Bay
liss mentioned this casually to the saints,
and, in spite of their objection to admit
ting Gentiles into the sanctuary, they at
once offered to arrange a special organ re
cital for the company. No one else was
admitted, and in the dim religious light of
the vast building, which seats 13,000 people,
the opera troupe, huddled together for
company in one corner, heard a programme
performed by Joseph Daynes especially for
"I think some of them were a little over
powered," said Miss Bayliss, laughing as
she recalled the incident; "the building
was so big that we all felt lost in it when
the Mormons turned it over to us for the
afternoon. You see, it was my first visit
there after going on the stage, and the
saints wanted me to feel at home, even in
their sanctuary. That was why they con
sented to do such an unusual thing as give
an organ recital for a band of Gentiles."
Reginald de Kqven is writing a new
song for Miss Bayliss to sing in the first
act of "The Fencing Master."
Langley's Directory has 2594 more names
than the opposition. Two maps.
GOOD STOCK AT
What Louis Sloss, When He
Was in Washington,
FOR INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE.
It Was Not Necessary to Tell
Wasserman Who Would
When millionaires commence to fight
the chink of coin or its equivalent in the
rustling of valuahle paper is very likely to
be heard, and it is just this which lends
greatest interest to the controversy be
tween Max Wasserman and Louis Sloss
now pending before Judge Troutt.
Wasserman admitted on the stand that
he had never worked for money in his life.
He was born rich, and he is still rich, and
he .tells of the dividends which he collected
and of those which are still owing to him
with an off-hand manner. Louis Sloss is
still richer, and he listens to Wasserman 's
testimony with a smile. But it was in
turning over the books of the Alaska Com
mercial Company that the wealth appeared
in the case; it was mainly in dividends,
but such dividends as would make the
stock gilt-edge indeed.
The dividends included those numbered
from 22 to 43, and were paid in the years
1882 to 1892. when the Alaska Commercial
Company was in the heyday of its pros
perity. The dividends were paid on stock
of a par value of $100, and were as follows :
November, 1882, 20 per cent; March, 1883,
23%; November, 1883, 25; April, 1884, 25;
November, 1884,20; April, 1885,20; Novem
ber, 1885, 25; April, 1886, 30; November. 1886,
35; March, 1887, 30; November, 1887, 25;
March, 1888, 15; November, 1888, 35; April,
1889, 40; November, 1889, 30; March, 1890,
50; April, 1890, 25; November, 1890, 40;
March. 1891, 20; November, 1891, 50; Febru
ary, 1892, 23; May, 1892, 25.
As will be seen, in no year was there less
than two dividends, and the lowest divi
dend declared is 15 per cent. In one year,
1890, there were three dividends, two with
in a month of each other, and all three big
percentages. In that year the stock paid
115 per cent of its par value and in no
year did the earnings fail below 40 per cent.
In the ten years the immense capital stock
of the company was rolled over and over,
and this in spite of the fact that there was
a surplus fund on hand, amounting at one
time to over $2,000,000.
Examination of books and papers, stock
certificates and dividends consumed the
morning session, and it was not until after
2 o'clock that Max Wasserman, the plain
tiff, finally took the stand. He was called
to state his case, and was the first witness
of importance who has yet been ex
By Mr. Wasserman' s testimony it ap
peared that he represented what Mr. Sloss
then termed a dormant interest in the
Alaska Commercial Company. That is he
held shares of the stock, but did none of
the actual work of an -active partner, and
appeared in its transactions only two ar
three times a year when he came to collect
his ample dividends. He owned 1400
shares of the stock. It was the odd 400
i shares of this holding which he turned
over to Mr. Sloss. For what purpose he
turned this stock over to the senior mem
ber of the firm can be drawn from the tes
| timony only by inference.
Mr. Sloss had told him he wanted cheap
stock to help him in negotiating for the
new leases. Mr. Sloss was then in "Wash
ington trying to secure from the Congress
of 1888 a renewal of the leases from the
Russian and the United States govern
ments, allowing his company to take seals
in the sealing waters of Bering Sea. What
Mr. Sloss was going to do with this cheap
stock was a point which caused much legal
sparring between the attorneys, and
numerous rulings by the court, but it was
finally ascertained that Mr. Sloss wished to
be able to sell it at bedrock prices to the
influential men whom he met at Washing
The price was put at $80 a share, because
Sloss wished to sell it cheap himself, or at
least so cheap that the dividends would
soon bring back its value into the pockets
of the owner. Mr. Wasserman had asked
who these influential people were who
were going to buy stock at bedrock prices
and then help secure the new leases, but
he was told that it was not necessary that
he know everything. He also remarked
that $80 was not by any means the value of
the stock, but he was told that at all haz
ards the influential people must have their
The difference between $80 and the real
value of the stock was his sacrifice as a
"dormant" shareholder, but this bit of
information was not received until, in tneir
efforts on the one side to stop it and on
the other side to have it spoken, the op
posing attorneys had become very deter
Some letters which had passed between
the litigants were read, and some material,
if conflicting, statements were secured from
them. The first letter was from Mr. Was
serman to Mr. Sloss, asking that as the
negotiations had fallen through he take
back the note for $32,000 which he had
paid Wasserman for his 400 shares and
transfer the same back again to the origi
nal owner. To this came the answer that
the shares had been sold to Mr. Sloss, and
he saw no reason why they should be re
conveyed to him.
It was also intimated that at the time
when the shares were sold the future of
the company was a speculative one and
that $80 was a good price for the stock, and
Wasserman had been glad to take it at the
time. It is true, Wasserman says, there
was no actual agreement between them re
garding the sale, but he says there was an
implied obligation on the part of Sloss to
reconvey them should he not use them for
the purposes for which they were trans
ferred. Air. Wasserman then wrote once
more, demanding the shares, and offerine
Sloss' note in payment, but it was no use,
! and since then Mr. Wasserman has had
neither stock nor dividends from the 400
shares that 6hould have been sold at bed
rock prices to influential people.
Does Not Live in Poverty.
Mrs. Martin M. Preston of 256 Tehama street,
who was deserted by her husband, an account
of which was printed in the Call of last Satur
day, said yesterday that she did not mean to con
vey the idea to Secretary McComb that she was
living in poverty. "I am keeping boarders,"
said Mrs. Preston, "and making a living at it.
I was married to Mr. Preston in 1880, in San
Francisco, not in Shasta County, and we lived
four years in Sacramento. He did not own a
ranch at that time. While I have worked hard
to help make a living I never served as a
waitress, though I did work in a hotel with my
brother in Humboldt County last year."
At the Georgia United States Experi
ment Station they have proved that the
dehorning of cattle does not check milk
THE FINEST LOCATION IN CITY,
WILL BE LEASED FOB A TEKM OF YEAKS
to a responsible party.
Address COAL, Box 134,
Call Branch Office.
TUB LATEST DESIGNS
In WOOLENS-FOR SPRING 1895,
H. 0. BRIDGE tt GO. stairs, opp. Pal. Hotel
NEW TO-DAT— AMUSEMENTS.
Ai- Haymak <t Co. (Incorporated) Proprietors
LAST 4 NIGHTS !
LAST MATINEE SATURDAY !
WELL . . NO
X LAUGHS SIGHS . •
As presented so successfully by
And her company of comedians.
SEATS READY TO-DAY
"THE BIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME"
The engagement commences Monday,
April 1. . ;*..*'
AL. HAYMAN & CO. (Incorporated), Proprietor!
LAST 3 NIGHTS !
V; ONLY MATINEE SATURDAY !
LAST PERFORMANCE SATURDAY
EVENING, MARCH 30.
FENCING 6O ARTIStg
MASTER . .
First. Best and Last of This Season's Comic
Opera Productions in Ban Francisco.
Reserved Seats should be engage^ in advance.
"The Fencing-Master is a success."— Chronicle. •
Monday, April I— Thenter closed for four weeks*
reopening Monday, April 29, wilt "TIIK FATAL
CARD," direct from Palmer 1 ! Theater, New Yurie .
S. F. A. Co. Lessees. Leonakd Ukuvkr Manager
TO-NlGHT— Glonona Revival of
"O-AJD, THE TOMBOY!"
2000 Turned Away at Its Last Performance.
RIVER OF. REAL WATER. -
"Cad" Matinees Saturday and Sunday.
Prices— loc, 15c, 25c. 35c and 50c.
THIS FRIDAY MATINEE and NIGHT,
Testimonial Benefit to
Emily Bancker and Company. •
Fencing-Master Opera Company. .
Tlvoli Comic Opera Company,
Grand Opera-House Company.
Alcazar Company. Gtockwell'sTheater Company,
200 Highest Class Volunteers. • •
Benefit Prices— 2sc. 35c. 50c, 75c. and $1.
Mbs. Kb>kstiniJ Kbelins Proprietor it Manager
TO-FM9GHT I revival —
wit.i mimvmm extraordinary i
Gilbert, and Sullivan's Most Popular Satire,
Reappearance of ARTHUR MESSMER.
Next Opera-PRINCESS NICOTINE.
In Preparation— ROBINSON CRUSOE.'
Popular Prices— 2sc and sOc.
■ MUSICAL FESTIVAL — —
AMERICAN CONCERT BAND I
ALFRED ROXCOVIERI, Director.
General Admission With Reserved Seat 25c
V: — — MATINEE SATURDAY.
GRAND BALL SATURDAY, MARCH 30.
Admission sOc £adies Free.
Special Programme of Illustrated .Music
SUNDAY, MARCH 31.'
RICHARD HAZEL Lessee
BEGINNING MONDAY, MARCH 25,
And Every Night, With
SATURDAY MATINEE !
BEGINNING NEXT MONDAY. ■
GRAND BURLESQUE PRODUCTION
The Handsomest Family Theater in America.
WALTER MOROSCO . . .Sole Lessee ana Mauaget
THIS EVENING AT 3. . ,
Of the Great Scenic Melodrama,
Special Engagement of
.Evening Pricks— 2sc and 50c
Family Circle and Gallery, 10c.
Matinees Saturday and Sunday.
Seats on Sale from 9 a. m. to 10 p. m.
O'Farrell Street, Between Stockton and PowelL
Overwhelming Success of Oar Sew Stars
ANd'a GREAT CO3IPANV
Jnst Arrived BIAZUZ AND ABACCO
Just Arrived UNA AND VAN!
Just Arrived THE NAWKI .
Just Arrived KING KALKASA
■' And Retained in Their Great Successes,
JOHN A. COIEMAX,
BKUET and RIVIERE,
BROWN and HARRISON.
Reserved Seats, 23c; Balcony, 10c; Opera Chairs
and Box Seats, 50c. ■ _
And Venetian Water Carnival,
Corner Eddy and 3lason streets.
CLIFF PHILLIPS. Proprietor and Manage*
GRANDEST AMUSEMENT ENTER-
PRISE IN AMERICA!
Bareback and Fancy Riding. Loftr and Ground
Tumbling by the Champions of the World. Aerlsl
and Acrobatic Acts by the best artists known to
the profession. Gorgeous Aquatic Pageant. Pyro-
technic and Electric Novelties. Feats of Swim-
ming by the World's Champions. Specialties by
Europe's Greatest Artists.
Commencing Saturday Evening, April 6th.
Box-sheet opens at Joy's Drug-store, Baldwin
Hotel, Monday, April 1.
HAVE YOU SEEN
NEWMAN *LKVIXSOX'S BLUE. GOLD
'"-- AND CARDINAL WINDOWS ?
THOSE ARE THE COLORS FOR FRIDAY,
THE DATE OF THE
COnBINED UNIVERSITY CONCERTS.
U. C. GLEE CLUB AND S. U. MANDO-
POPULAR PRICES. 500 AND 75«.
Seats on sale at Sherman, Clay «fc Co.'s . ■ •
W I nW A M Corner Stockton
( W W IVI , and Qeary sts
To-night and During the Week.
The Intensely Funny Burlesque '»
3VEZ3 atxtid «x.a.o:hz:
With a Splendid List of New Specialties.
43" Opera Chairs, i!sc; Any Other Seat, 10c;
Children, 10c any part. ~ "
RUNNING -^AJb^fe^- RUNNING >
RACES! Slg^g^giC. RACES!
CALIFORNIA JOCKEY CLUB RACES,
BAY DISTRICT TRACK,
COMMENCING SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 1891.
Races Monday, Tuesday, . .Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday— Rain
or Shine. ■'..
• - Five or more races each day. Races start at t
p. if . sharp. McAllister and Geary street cars ami
the eate. . ■■ - ,v 'T
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