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DISLIKE BUDD'S CHOICE
His Appointment of Labor
Commissioner Raises a
IGNORES ORGANIZED LABOR.
Trade Unionists Say They Asked
For and Expected a Work
• The appointment of E. L. Fitzgerald to
the', office of Labor Commissioner has
caused something of a commotion in the
ranks of organized labor. Irrespective of
politics,, the trade unionists almost to a
man vigorously denounce the selection as
injudicious, an insult to labor and explain
able only upon the hypothesis of political
pull. They say that the place has been
given to a professional politician, who
knows nothing of and who cares nothing
for organized labor man who will follow
in the footsteps of his predecessors, and
draw a fat salary for ornamenting an office
that ought to be abolished.
Some there are who take a different view \
of the matter, and say, "Let us see what
manner of man this is whom the Governor
hath chosen ; let us not condemn him too
Following are given a number of inter
views on the subject with representative
M. McGlynn, president of the Labor
Council and editor of the Voice of Labor,
I am not at present half so much interested
in Mr. Fitzgerald's appointment or his prob
able course of action as I am in ascertaining
upon what authority Governor Budd uses my
name as one of the indorsers of Mr. Fitzgerald.
When I indorse anybody for anything I wish at
least to be personally acquainted with that
Individual, and I did not know of Mr. Fitzger
ald's existence four months ago. At that time
he called at my office, claiming to be acting
under instructions from the Governor, ana
asked me to give mv opinions as to the work
that might and should De done by the Bureau
of Labor Statistics. I complied with the re
quest, pointing to the Minnesota, Ohio, Massa
chusetts and New Jersey labor bureaus as ex
amples. I also urged that the next appointee
be a man "fitted by education and training"
to carry out the proper functions of the bureau.
At that time I did not know and Mr. Fitzgerald
did not mention that he was an aspirant for
Some time later he submitted a draft of a law
empowering the Labor Commissioner to es
tablish a "free labor bureau." 10 which I made
some amendments. He then told me he was a
candidate and would probably be appointed.
About two weeks later a friend ot his, a Mr.
Green, called upon me with a request for my
indorsement either as a private citizen or as
the president of the Labor Council. That re
quest I positively and absolutely refused to
grant. The "private citizen" part was the
merest sham, since as a private citizen I had
been the Populist candidate for Secretary of
State, and my indorsement as such would pre
sumably be detrimental to any "good" Demo
crat's chance of official favor. I was then asked
if I had "any personal or official objections"
to Mr. Fitzgerald, to which I candidly replied
that I had not. This was the extent of my
acquaintance or connection with Mr. Fitzger
As to his probable conduct of the office, I can
only say that he appears to be an intelligent
young man, desirous of making a mark in the
political world. I believe the trades unionists
will not allow any chagrin they may feel over
the slight given their membership by the
Governor to deter them from giving Mr. Fitz
gerald all the assistance possible in his work.
They mcy consider that the Governor did not
act in- the wisest manner by ignoring their
claims to the office and by choosing a politician
rather than a man who had made some repu
tation as a student of politico-economic mat
ters. But that is another story.
• William Zahn, secretary Brewery Work
men's Union, said:
In the appointment of Fitzgerald Governor
Budd has totally disregarded the voice of
labor. The labor unions had no desire to dic
tate the appointment. We only asked that a
man be selected from the ranks of labor
some one cognizant of the purpose of trades
unions in general. I do not know Mr. Fitz
gerald personally, but I do know that his ap
pointment is very unsatisfactory to organized
labor. In the first place he is a very young
man. . Even had he been prominently identi
fied with labor orgaizations his age would
make it impossible for him to have attained
that degree of experience which a Commis
. sioner of Labor should carry to this respon
sible position. Of course as conducted now
-it is mere child's play. But we hoped for
tetter things. Under a proper administration
the office of Labor Commissioner might do a
; great dea 1 of good for the man who toils. As it
[ is conducted now it does no one good.
E. A. Parker, chairman executive com
i mittee, Typographical Union said :
Our union indorsed L. P. Ward for Labor
; Commissioner, and hoped that Budd Labor
Commissioner, and hoped that Budd would
■ see fit to appoint him. Ward has been identi
* fied with labor organizations for many years,
5 and was eminently qualified for the place.
I Jstill, had Budd selected a man from the ranks
I of labor, or even one who was fairly acquainted
\ with the labor movement, we would not have
I a word to say against the appointment. But
\ look at his strange choice.
f A young politician, without any experience
sin labor matters. No doubt pressure was
[brought to bear upon Budd of which we have
\no knowledge. But he might have had respect
enough for organized labor : to have refrained
' from making an appointment which he well
knew would cause the greatest disappointment
* in labor circles.
| T. F- Burns, president Cigar-makers'
} Union, said:
« ! A most unsatisfactory appointment to or
ganized laber generally. I do not know Mr.
) Fitzgerald personally. I understand that be
Is a friend of the Governor's, and that in his
appointment the latter paid a political debt,
lit will be another four years of a salary-draw
* ing figurehead in the chair of Labor Commis
sioner. The Labor Bureau may as well be
f abolished for all the good that it does labor.
What has the incumbent done for or-
anized labor? Only once has he been aroused
rom the lethargy of his $2000-a-year repose.
Then he stood on both ears, and smiling at the
Manufacturer*' Association, flung his heels into
the very teeth of organized labor. That was
lover two years ago, but we have not forgotten
him. We "do not expect much of Fitzgerald.
He has neither knowledge of nor sympathy
'with labor. There were many men available,
but business is business, and Mr. Budd is a
business man. . . .
I A. C. Schwatka, president San Francisco
'Typographical Union, said:
I As regards the recent appointment of Labor
Commissioner of the State it would not be fair
ito accuse the recent appointee of not being an
? acceptable person to either organized labor or
'the State at large until he has had & trial. That
[organized labor throughout the State, and in
I Ban Francisco in particular, is surprised and
£ disappointed at the appointment is the truth,
ifor energetic work was being done here and in
several of the large interior cities to secure the
I appointment of some well-known and able
;xn«n identified with both the farming and me
chanical interests of the State. Such a man
Would have proved himself one of the most im
portant auxiliaries to the Governor's adminis
tration and would have been a potent factor in
bringing this all important and . beneficial
office out of the rut into which it has fallen
j and making it, as it was. intended to be when
/created, one of useful and valuable iufor-
Iniation to the masses at large.
[ In several of the large Eastern States—
KblyOhio and New York— the office of Labor
f Commissioner is now considered one of the
"most Important within the gift of the Governor
or the people at large. But in those places it
has not been used as a political sinecure or to
•alleviate the disappointment of some broken
f down chronic politician who is being con
stantly ignored by the people, as has been the
case in California in the past. In fact, the last
'Labor Commissioner's report of California was
not considered worth the printing.
s Mr. Fitzgerald lias a chance now that not one
Koung man in millions ever had by showing a
ttle tact and energy and throwing his whole
fcbeing, as it were, into the . intricacies of his
office and placing it upon a par with that of
older States. This he can do by becoming ac
quainted with and seeking the advice of vet
< eran bread-winners in the field of labor, and
luring his incumbency eschewing the company
Stand counsel of pothouse politicians. By so
doing he can make himself a valuable factor of
the State administration that will reflect credit
[•alike upon the Governor and the common
wealth of California. , . ■
a Opinion reserved for two years. *
3 George W. Van Guelpen, secretary of the
Cigar-makers' Union, said :
3 We had a right to expect that the Governor
ffould appoint a representative labor man, and
ahe appointment of Mr. Fitzgerald has been a
tad disappointment. I was an applicant ; for
li_lliw ■■■imiiiiih i irti, i'lim ■»hlm 'i> -i. iu",JMiii i>.;i i
' the position, but did not care much who got
the place, so long as a labor man was selected.
By a labor man I mean a man who has been
identified with labor organizations in some
way at some time. What does Fitzgerald know
about trade unions? He is a politician, and as
long as the Labor Bureau is run as & political
office so long will it fail in the objects for which
it was organized. What has Walts done? At
the last session of the Legislature an effort was
made to do away with the Labor Bureau. Why?
Because it is well known that its operation
under present methods Is a farce. For this
reason no appropriation was made for the next
fourvears. This bureau costs the State over
97000 a year, and it is a fact that no good at all
is derived from its existence. The story that
Budd made the appointment upon the indorse
ment of the Oakland and Alameda Federation
of Trades is not true. This body was asked to
indorse Fitzgerald, but refused point blank,
and John Gelder, president of the Oakland
Federation, so stated before a meeting of our
council only a few nights since. The appoint
ment will work a great hardship for labor.
W. F. Benoist, secretary of the Typo
graphical Union, said:
Having preferred the appointment of L. P.
Ward, I naturally feel a little disappointed
over rtie Governor's selection, but I am not suf
ficiently chagrined to say that it is an unwise
one, for the appointee is entirely unknown to
mc. He may he the friend of the laboring
classes the Governor is reported as having rep
resented him. It appears to me though th c in
dorsement Mr. Fitzgerald is said to have re
ceived at the hands of labor unions is all a
I did not know that he was a candidate for
the position till the selection was made, and
never heard of any union recommending him
for the place. I hope the Governor has not
been misled in this Matter, both on account
of my partisan feelings — for I am a
Democrat — and my relation to trades,
unions. In this connection, however, I may
add that 1 am for labor first and politics next.
The trades unionist will no longer take "soft
soap" for his vote, and the politician who
thinks it will pass for currency in the future
will be more mistaken than the person who
calculated on the product of a hen before it
had nested. There is a great deal of thinking
going on in labor's ranks, and the candidate
that gets our support will he the one who has
proven his friendship for us, not promised it,
no matter what party he may represent. The
new Labor Commissioner has it in his power to
alienate our support from the executive or in
sure our united indorsement at the polls, and
we propose to keep cases on his conduct during
THE NEW POLICE RULES
How They Are Looked On by
the Main Body of the
Satisfaction at Seeing Inside Men
In Buttons — Things Ob
The new police ordinances regarding uni
forms and when they should be worn,
which have been passed by the commis
sion, are not meeting as a whole a gener
ous welcome from the patrolmen and the
patrol sergeants. There are some points,
however, which all the outside men are
quite willing to approve of, and prominent
among these is the rule which demands
that all members of the force on inside
duty shall wear uniforms.
It has come to be the custom with the
men doing desk task or clerical work in the
head offices or in the stations to wear citi
zens' dress while on duty. As a conse
quence they have, in a measure, formed a
class among themsel res, and considerable
feeling has sprung up between these more
favored members of the force and those
whose duty keeps them upon the street.
Under the new rule, however, every man
connected with the police, with one or two
exceptions of high officials, and also in the
case of the detectives, must wear his uni
form while on duty. This is considered
by the patrolmen to be but justice, and
they are much satisfied with it. To con
form to the rule some men who have not
worn a uniform in years will have to again
don the brass buttons and blue coat.
The rule which demands that uniforms
be worn at all times is meeting with a
great deal of opposition. The men form
ing the watches which go on at midnight
have been allowed to wear what dress they
pleased. The men say that when attired
in plain clothes they have much more op
portunity to catch law-breakers than when
conspicuously dressed in shining buttons
and a long and unmistakable uniforn coat.
Any watchful thief can see them blocks
away, they say, and if the rule is enforced
a marked decrease in the early morning
arrests is predicated.
The men also object strongly to the rule
which will compel them to wear their
coats buttoned tight, instead of with the
upper two buttons, as is the present cus
tom. Their objection is based on a desire
for their own protection. They cannot get
at their weapons, they say, should they
have to button their coats, and cases are
happening every day when an ability to
whip out a club in an instant is invaluable.
The rule will compel the men to wear belts,
and to carry their clubs outside. This was
tried six or" seven years ago. and the result
was disastrous. The first policeman who
was caught in a crowd felt for his club, but
some quick-witted rioter had lifted
it out of the sling, and before
the policeman could unbutton his coat to
draw more deadly weapons, his own club
was used with vigor upon his head. It
came to such a state that the men could
not wear their weapons outside, and as
with a buttoned coat they could not draw
them from inside pockets with anything
like rapidity, a compromise was finally
made on two buttons. This so far has
done well. The men do not deny, how
ever, that the buttoned coat will give them
a much neater appearance, and with the
new helmet, which is lodked on with
favor, that they will form a much better
looking body of men from a military
standpoint. But they object to the but
toned coat at all times and to the uniform
CHANGED THE HOURS.
The 1.08 Angeles Fiesta Train Will Not
Be Run on its Original
The Los Angeles Fiesta excursion train
time schedule was changed yesterday by
the passenger department of the Southern
Pacific Company. No change will be made,
however, in the southward trip, though on
the return from Los Angeles, and indeed
throughout the "itinerary," which begins
Monday night, April 22, from the southern
city, many alterations in -the original
schedule have been found necessary. .
The train will reach Fresno at 1 p. M., in
stead of 15:30 p. m., on April 24 and be
thirty minutes later in leaving than first
timed at Tulare. Stockton will be left be
hind at midnight of the 25th. instead of
the 26th. The train will be thirty minutes
behind time in arriving at Santa Rosa on
April 27. Four hours are given to visiting
Monterey, which : will make the hour of
leaving there 10 a. m. instead of 8 a. m. on
April 30. This will delay arrival at Palo
Alto from 9 a. m. to 1 p. m., and departure
from Menlo Park from noon to 3 p. m., and
arrival in San Francisco at 4 p. m. instead
of noon on the same day.
MRS. ENGLISH'S WILL.
Her Estate Valued at About 870,000.
The will of Sarah A. English was filed
yesterday, leaving to her sister Lizzie Haw
kins the personal property and two-thirds
of the remainder of the estate, the other
third going to decedent's brother, William
Hawkins, subject to a charge of $1500 to
be paid to Father Halpin of St. John's
College, Fordham, N. V., and $500 to Father
Prelato, S. J., of San : Francisco. De
cedent's sister, Lizzie Hawkins, and E. B.
Mastick were appointed executrix and ex
ecutor respectively of the will. / ..; ■';•>■•"•'
The value of the estate does not exceed
$70,000, and consists of real estate on Bryant
and Fremont streets, Powell and Green
wich and certain personal effects. •
The Black Sea has a depth of 600 fathoms.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1895.
Democrats Talking of an In
vestigation by the
A SIDE PARTNER OF RAINEY.
Senators Opposing Railroad Meas
ures Lose Offices at
Wherever Democrats have congregated
during the last few days the story told ex
clusively in the Call of the peculiar uses
to which Superintendent Daggett put the
patronage of the Mint has been the theme
of conversation. As each day progresses
there are new outcroppings to the vein of
scandalous stories. Now the gentlemen
who Mr. Daggett has attempted to humili
ate are even talking of an investigation by
the Grand Jury. V'>f\ ■;*•':
One of those most in earnest is Max Pop
per. He makes no pretense of . softening
the charge that Mr. Daggett tried to bribe
legislators, and was not able to succeed
with some. Mr. Popper said:
Each of the hold-over Senators was to re
ceive two places in the Mint. Most of them
did. I know of several who have both their
men on the payroll, and one Senator who has
his father on the list as well.
Senator Fay was to get two men also. One of
these, his brother, has been appointed. When
he bespoke his second place a promise was de
manded of him that he would give Daggett his
vote for United States Senator. He refused to
make this promise, and as a result he never got
his second man in, and they are talking of dis
charging his brother.
Of the other Democratic Senators who voted
against Daggett a similar story could be told.
They were given patronage and then threat
ened with its withdrawal if they did not, as
Mr. Daggett admitted In naive way, "do the
Now, right here it should be noted of what
the right thing consisted. It was first to vote
for Daggett for United States Senator, and
next, if we are to believe the testimony of sev
eral ot" the Senators, it was also to vote for
measures desired by the Southern Pacific.
In this respect you might note with profit
that those Senator's whose proteges retain firm
hold on their places voted the right way on the
streetcar bill, the anti-scalpers' bill, the anti
stopover bill and other measures in which the
railroad was interested and against granting
terminal facilities to the San Joaquin Valley
Not only was this so, but those who did not
vote for these measures were threatened with
the loss of their patronage at the Mint if they
did not comply, and Mr. Daggett has begun a
programme which would bring punishment to
the independent ones.
Now, this may not be bribery, but it looks
very much like It. Mr. Daggett may be able to
explain his action satisfactorily to a jury of the
people, but when it comes to a Grand Jury he
would find it a much more difficult matter.
From the talk of a number of Demo
crats, many of whom did not wish to be
quoted at present, an investigation by the
Grand Jury may be demanded. The tem
per of the faction who have fought Rainey
and Buckley has been sorely tried, and
they feel that a certainty of deliverance is
Mr. Popper voiced the sentiments of this
portion of the Democracy when he an
nounced that Mr. Daggett was in partner
ship with Rainey. Last night he did more.
He claimed that the partnership was really
with Buckley, whom Raine3 r represented.
"This talk of a break between Buckley
and Rainey is all foolishness," said Mr.
Popper. "It is about as convincing as the
talk of the break between Ed Lannigan
and Rainey. While the talk of their
trouble was highest Lannigan's influence
with Rainey made the latter induce Mr.
Daggett to go to Sacramento to ask for the
place of messenger to Registrar Hinton for
ealey Davis, Lannigan's fidus acnates.
"If there was ever any doubt as to
Rainey'fl influence with Daggett the ap
pointment of John Deegan to a place in
the Mint ought to put it to rest. Deegan
was one of the eighteen men chosen from
the Democratic convention by Chairman
Duprey to choose twelve men to be nom
inated as Supervisors.
"Twelve good men were picked. Then
Deegan, the only one of the eighteen,
fell down. The bosses wanted reorganiza
tion. It was through Deegan they got it.
and he has been rewarded with a place in
the Mint, given him at the instance of Sam
"Deegan's treachery," Mr. Popper con
tinued, "consisted in submitting a minor
ity report in which six of the proposed
Supervisors were tools of the bosses. Three
of these men were eventually elected. It
may be of interest to you to know," added
Mr. Popper, "that these three men were
Supervisors Hirsch, Wagner and Scully,
all of whom are in the solid eight, and
voted for the bituminous-pavement steal
which the Mayor vetoed the other day."
In speaking of the reward accorded the
Senators who voted for the railroad bills
and for Mr. Daggett Mr. Popper paid his
compliments especially to Senator Arms.
He said he was not able to say whether
Mr. Arms was violating the laws by occu
pying a Federal position while still acting
as State Senator. He knew he was acting
contrary to the spirit of the law, though.
"Mr. Arms represents a workingman's
district," said Mr. Popper, significantly.
"He opposed the bill to encourage the
building of the San Joaquin Valley road
and received a place in the Mint. Now,
what I want to know is how he is going to
explain this to his constituents. The mere
prospect of the competing road has accel
erated the action of tbe Southern Pacific
Company in , regard to the road to Baden.
This will give many men work. The new
road will give many more work. Yet this
action Mr. Arms tried to obstruct, and he
has received a place under Mr. Daggett."
Mr. Daggett is evidently becoming
alarmed at the stir his action has occa
sioned. He no longer has anything to say
as to his intentions, and announces that
the matter of the removal of Mint em
ployes concerns himself alone, and that the
general public has no interest in the mat
"The Mint is out of the civil service
rules entirely," he said. "I alone am
responsible for appointments and removals
and am answerable for all my acts. I con
j sider myself as thoroughly a representative
: Democrat as any in the State. Others may
say I am not, but that does not make their
Mr. Daggett thought it was time to let
the matter 1 drop, as both sides had had
their say. Concerning a certain scorching
editorial in the Examiner he preserved an
eloquent silence. He was moved to speech
in regard to the brothers of Senators Fay
and Biggy, however.
"I may have said I was not going to re
tain them," said he. "That does not affect
the general public, though. It is only an
affair in which they and myself are inter
Though the superintendent of the Mint
may be on the back track, his enemies are
not. They are all hot on his trail and the
revelations they are | prepared to make are .
rattling cones that were supposed to have
crumbled to dust long ago.
Popper, the affronting and affronted Sen
ators whose votes were unpurchasable, and
the Murphys of San Jose are all on the
warpath. They are resolute warriors, and
they even go so far as to expose a hint that
they may even hang the political scalp of
Mr. Daggett in one of their wigwams.
Senator Biggy is averse to ; talking about
the matter. He urged that he be not quoted,
saying that his political activity was hurt
ing his business.
"The * other day," he said, "a Deputy
Sheriff advised one of my agents that he
had better send the clothes he handled to
some other laundry. He spoke to the man
about the matter twice, and declared that
though he and his friends might be a little
slow they would get there in the end.
"That man was trying .' to [ hurt my busi
ness because of my action on tbe fee bill.
SenatorDunn told a man who had done busi
ness with me for ten years that if he didn't
take \ down my . sign he 7 would not come [
into his shop again. His reasons, of course,'
everybody knows. Now," added the
Senator, "you can see why I do not want
to :be r mixed up in the matter any more
than I can help.; V r
"I will say, though," that when Mr. Dag
get gave my brother the place in the Mint,
I thought it was to secure my aid in local
politics, besides rewarding past faithful
service for the party. . At the time an at
tempt was being made to get the general
committee to indorse the postal primary
"Max Popper was trying to get the move
ment through. It was , opposed by the
Rainey-Buckley combination. Mr. Dag
gett wanted me to vote against the meas
ure. But, even if I had not been actively
in favor of the measure, I would not have
voted against it because of the company it
would have thrown me with."
Senator Biggy explained that his eyes
were opened as to Mr. Daggett's desires be
fore the session of the Legislature opened.
Then, he declares, he received his first in
timation that the latter wanted his vote for
United States Senator.
"It is significant," said Mr. Biggywith a
laugh, "that Mr. Daggett advanced my
brother from a $4 a day job to a $5 job just
two weeks before the Legislature convened.
Then, when it was learned that the bait
was refused, threats that he would be dis
charged and the washing of the Mint given
to another laundry were used. " »'.-••" j
"Thus forewarned I wired Secretary of
the Treasury Carlisle, at Washington, a
full account of the matter immediately
upon the finishing of the Senatorial con
test. In this message I stated that if he
thought I should be punished doing
what I considered to be my duty to the
Democratic party as well as to the people
of the State, then Mr. Daggett should be
upheld in his threatened action. If such a
step were deemed unwise, I advised him
that the man placed to my credit should
not be interfered with." -
Mr. Biggy thought Mr. Daggett had
taken time by the forelock and forwarded
the announcement of his intention to dis
charge the Senator's brother before the
telegram was sent. No answer was re
ceived to the message, but the sender re
ceived full value for the $13 75 it cost in
the knowledge that the matter was placed
in its proper light at Washington.
Although the laundry of which . he is
vice-president is not doing the washing of
the Mint, Mr. Biggy is not sure that it will
not be called upon to resume that work
before long. His reason is that before any
money can be paid out to another laundry
an official authorization must be given the
Mint authorities to make such a payment.
Though he did not say so, Mr.* Biggy
evidently thought the necessary authoriza
tion would be slow in coming.
"I have not signed the order for the
money for last month's washing," he said,
"and I won't for a while, either. As all
vouchers and bills are sent to Washing
ton at the same time this will render an
investigation necessary and will obviate
any chance of the matter being overlooked
by chance and being allowed to go by de
It has been developed that the disposi
tion of the laundry work of the Mint had
been a gift to Max Popper. This was a
sort of olive-branch of peace and at the
same time a salve to his wounded feelings.
This makes the later summary disposition
of it an injury to that gentleman as well as
to Senator Biggy, to whom it was trans
ferred later by Mr. Popper.
Congressman James G. Maguire, who is
now in San Francisco, was sent for Tues
day by Mr. Daggett, and a conference was
held in regard to the Mint patronage. Mr.
Maguire states that he thinks any decision
reached by Mr. Daggett would hot be af
fected by their talk. He was confident from
what Mr. Daggett said that that gentleman
had made up his mind to delay action
upon the removal of the brothers of Sena
tors Fay and Biggy before seeing him.
"Mr. Daggett never advised with me in
regard to the patronage of the Mint until
our talk yesterday," said Mr. Maguire.
"Then our conversation was largely
general in its character. Ido not feel at
liberty to tell what was said at this talk.
Had we worked more in harmony I would
not hesitate. Mr. Daggett's method of
handling the patronage of the Mint seems
most ill advised, though, and had I been
consulted I would have suggested a very
different course. ". V". . ,;^. ; ;i^^
ONE QUESTION SETTLED
The Chosen Friends Decide
Not to Reduce the Per
Interest To-Day Centers In the
Election of the Grand
One of the most important questions pre
sented at this session of the Grand Coun
cil of the Order of Chosen Friends was de
cided yesterday, after a discussion that oc
cupied more than two hours. The discus
sion was brought on by a motion to reduce
the per capita tax paid by the councils to
the Grand Council from $1 to 70 cents per
annum. The opposing forces were led by
8. M. Case for the reduced tax, and H. W.
Hutton for that now in force. Each side
had many able advocates, but the followers
of Mr. Hutton finally won. Yesterday's
action settles this question until the next
Earlier in the day another hot debate
arose, which extended over a period of two
hours, over the question of annual or bien
nial sessions. Final action was postponed
until after the election of officers to-day.
Many visitors had been attracted to the
meeting by the announcement that the San
Francisco initiatory team would give an
exhibition of its work. This was done by
initiating six members into Sunset Coun
cil, the exemplification being performed
under the instructions of Grand Assistant
Councilor Thomas O'Brien. At the con
clusion of the initiation a vote of thanks
was tendered the team.
San Francisco was selected as the place
for holding the next session of the Grand
In the evening the officers and represen
tatives attended the entertainment and
dance at B'nai B'rith hall, tendered them
by the councils of San Francisco and Ala
Among the new candidates for grand
officers who have been announced within
the past twenty-four hours are W. H. Sav
age of San Pedro and George F. Mack of
lone for grand assistant councilor, Mrs.
Grohs of Auburn for grand prelate, and
Mrs. ■<. G. Sweeney for grand warden. .Wil
liam McFadden has withdrawn from the
race for grand assistant councilor and has
entered the contest for grand vice-coun
To-day will see the largest attendance of
the session, as the election for officers will
take place, and there is , to be a spirited
contest for the three highest offices, two
candidates being in the field for grand
councilor, three for grand assistant coun
cilor, and four for grand vice-councilor.
Neither S. C. Wallis nor M. Brickwedel
will have any opposition for recorder and
The Certificate Forgers In Court.
The preliminary examination of Foss,
Clprico, Sullivan, Greenwaldand Katzauer, the
men charged with forging Chinese certificates,
was called before United States Commissioner
Heacock yesterday . T. D. Riordan, the prison
er's attorney, asked for a continuance and
District Attorney Foote opposed the motion on
the ground that the authorities at Washington
were complaining about the delays in the case.
Mr. Riordan explained that it was impossible
for the defense to go on at that time, and the
Commissioner .•■' granted a continuance until
next Monday afternoon.
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valuable confirmation of the verdict of the people
and the press. Take lt regularly.
THE TEACHERS' SALARIES
Mr. Moulder Thinks It Is Not
Necessary to Cut •
With Careful Financiering the Board
Can Get Through All
Superintendent Moulder has been busy
figuring since he received the communi
cation from Superintendent of Public In
struction Black as to the apportionment
of the State tax for the schools of San
Francisco, and he has had the secretary to
the board figuring, too, to devise ways and
means to make both ends meet.
They have figured it out that with care
ful financiering and the calling of a halt
right now in the matter of expenditures
not absolutely necessary that the thing
can be done without a reduction of teach
ers' salaries. This will no doubt be a great
relief to the minds of the city and county's
900 teachers. ,
"The estimate for running the schools
this year," said Mr. Moulder yesterday,
"was*sl, 062,000. It was expected that the
State would supply $600,000 of this, and the
Supervisors provided for. raising $400,000
more by taxation, which with the $62,000
surplus from the ( last year, would have
made up the amount. Now comes this
news from Sacramento reducing the State's
supply of funds to a little over $410,000 for
the year, and we must cut our cloth accord
ingly and leave undone some things we in
tended to do. I think we can get through,
although the board this year will have to
meet a number of expenses that does not
really belong to it, such as the paying of
the several "judgments for back salaries
obtained by Harriet M. Fairchild and other
"The shortage will not interfere with the
completion of the school buildings now
"Fortunately not. There are two build
ings now in course of construction, but
they are being built with a special
fund under control of the Supervisors.
The brick addition to the Polytechnical
High School on Stockton street, which
was built by the Board of Education, is
fortunately completed and will be a model
m its way. Its equipment is rapidly being
completed and will be wholly so before the
end of this term.
"How does it happen that the Super
visors are paying for school buildings?
With the fund arising from the rental of
the school property at Fifth and • Market
streets. -Twenty years ago this property
was bought and bonds issued on its lease
for twenty years. It has a frontage of 275 feet
on Market street east and the same on Fifth
street south, and is divided into eleven lots,
upon which buildings have been erected,
the Lincoln and the Webster schools on
part of it. The term of the bonds was up
and they were redeemed in June, 1894, and
since then the rentals have created a new
fund of $3750 a month. The fund has aver
aged about $45,000 a year. The leases all
expire in September, 1895, and the fund
realized from them since the bonds were
redeemed will amount to about $52,250.
"It is from this source that some half
dozen schoolhouses have been built in these
years without levying a tax, the last two of
which are the Potrero eight-class school
building, costing about $22,000, and the
Douglass or Eureka Valley School, about
$20,000, now neariug completion.
"With the expiration of this lease in
September will arise an interesting ques
tion as to what to do with this property,
which is valued at at least $1,500,000."
WILL GO TO SANTA CRUZ.
The Native Sons Secure Satisfactory
Bates of TransportationStock
ton Next Year.
All indications in Native Son circles
point to a walkover for Santa Cruz in its
effort to secure the Admission day celebra
tion of the order. Stockton was promi
nently mentioned for the honor a few
weeks ago, but the Native Sons of Stock
ton have decided to forego this year's cele
bration, and promise to be strong com
petitors for the Admission day fete in 1896.
Grand Secretary Heniy Lunstedt of the
N. S. G. W., said last night:
Santa Cruz has a sure thing of it, in my opin
ion, and from what 1 can learn there
will not be a voice against her request when
the Grand Parlor convenes at Oakland on the
22d. Many of the boys have been eager to visit
Stockton, but that city is not prepared for the
celebration this year, its attention now being
engrossed with the valley railroad project.
Hence there is not a straw in the way of the
Santa Cruz idea. The chiel difficulty in re
gard to holding the celebration in Santa Cruz
Mas the failure of the order to secure suffi
ciently reduced rates of transportation. The
railroad demanded $2 50 for the round trip
from this city, and such a rate met with pro
tests on every hand. Now the railroad com
pany has come to terms with as 2 rate, and
this is generally satisfactory. Yes, without the
shadow of a doubt, I may say, the coming Ad
mission day celebration will be held in Santa
HE WAS A TOKEIGN CONSUL.
And Therefore State Conrts Had No
Jurisdiction Over Him.
Juan M. Luco escaped from an attach
ment for debt yesterday through the de
cision of Judge Sea well, based on a decision
of the Supreme Court. Luco was Consul-
General of Chile for the United States of
America, residing in San Francisco, and
was sued on a promissory note by Alfred
H. Wilcox, the amount of indebtedness
being $2000. He was appointed Consul Oc
tober 6, 1894, and his exequatur was issued
by the President of the United States De
cember 13, 1894. The present action was
commenced February 13. 1895, and judg
ment entered March 19, 1895, for the sum
of $2540 and costs.
Judge Seawell bases his belief that he
had no jurisdiction over foreign Consuls on
the decision of the Supreme Court of this
State in 1855, in the case of Miller vs. Van
Loben Sels. The court then held that a
State court has no jurisdiction of any
action of law against a Consul of a foreign
Government; that the exemption of such
Consul from an action against him in the
State court is not a personal privilege, but
is -a ■ matter of jurisdiction, which is not
waived by the failure of the Consul to
plead it, and that such exemption may
even be taken advantage of for the first \
time in the Supreme Court on appeal. j
SUICIDE' BY DROWNING.
A Well-Dressed Woman Jumps From
the Oakland Boat.
Passengers on the 10 p. m. Oakland boat
were witnesses of a tragedy; last evening.
The vessel had just cast off her lines and
was about 500 yards from ■ the San Fran
cisco pier when a tall, well-dressed woman
rapidly advanced to the edge of the boat
and jumped off into the bay. After some
delay a small boat was manned and
lowered, but no trace of the suicide could
be found. : *'.;■:
y Nobody on the boat at the time can be
found who was acquainted with the
woman, but a gentleman who •; was ! seated
near her says that she was tall, above the
middle height of ; quiet demeanor, • about
35 ,to 40 years <of : age, and dressed ' like a
person possessed of means.
Joseph Bern hard' a Will;
The last will of Joseph Bernhardt, a stock
broker who' died: on April 7 last, was filed for
probate; yesterday. The estate, which consists
chiefly of stocks, was bequeathed .to the six
children of the testator to be divided, equally
among them. The sons, Samuel T. and Henry
J. Bernhard, are • named as : executors of the
will. The latter renounced the trust. The es
tate exceeds $10,000 In value.
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