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VISALIA IS HEARD FROM
It Makes a Magnificent Offer
to the San Joaquin
TREE WAY THROUGH TULARE.
Seventy Miles of Right of Way as a
Gift, With Other Privi- •
The delegation representing the enter
prising citizens of Visalia appeared before
the airectors of the San Francisco and San
Joaquin Valley Railway yesterday.and pre
sented a proposition that is in every way
remarkable for its generosity and its. ring
Their offer was nothing less than a right
of way through Tulare County and ample
land for a station in Visalia, provided that
the valley road will run into their bustling
They were : E. C. Farnsworth, Mayor of
Visalia; E. O. Miller, attorney-at-law ; Wil
liam H. Hammond, County Clerk of
Visalia and Ben M. Maddox, editor of the
Mayor Farnsworth was chief spokesman
< for the committee. Said he :
: We come down as a committee from the
Visalia Board of Trade to make a definite
proposition to secure the building of the rail
road through Visalia. The proposition is that
we would secure for them the right of way
from the Fresno County line through the city
of Visalia to the Kern County line, a distance
of seventy miles, or one-fifth of the entire dis
tance from San Francisco to Bakersfield. In
addition to that we propose to give them
ample depot grounds in the city of Visalia.
and we have subscribed $25,000 to the capital
stock of the road. That is conditioned on the
main line being built through the city of
As an argument as to why the road should
be built through Visalia we call attention to
the fact that forty-five years ago, when the
entire San Joaquin Valley road was open to
settlement settlers first went to Visalia because
it was the most fertile portion of the valley,
and it is the oldest town in the San Joaquin
Valley, established in 1850.
When the Southern Pacific Company was
first projected, it started to locate its own
towns as it went down the valley. Knights
Ferry was the capital of Stanislaus County.
Bnelling was the capital of Merced County.
Millerton was the capital of Fresno County.
When the Southern Pacific people ran down to
Modesto in Stanislaus County, they moved the
county seat to Modesto, killing Knights Ferry,
and Merced was made the capital of Merced
County. Fresno was made the capital of
Fresno County, and Millerton was ruined. Mil
lerton has not even a postoffice to-day. They
made the same attempt in Tulare County, but
they did not succeed.
The local capitalists of Visalia built two
. roads from Visalia to connect with the Southern
Pacific Railway. Visalia and Goshen road was
built from Goshen, a distance of seven miles,
and the local road was built from Goshen to
Tulare City, a distance of eleven miles.
We have a great many wealthy people in the
: city of Visalia. The population has steadily
increased, and to-day it is the largest city in
the San Joaquin Valley with the exception of
• Fresno. Our streets are paved with asphaltum,
stores are lighted with arc lights, houses with
.incandescent lights. We have a magnificent
water system, and are going to build a cannery
just as soon as we can get lower freight rates.
There are two ways that this road can go
from Fresno to Bakersfield. One is by way of
, Hanford, just east of Tulare Lake, and on down
to Bakersfield. Hanford is a splendid little
city and well-developed. If the road goes from
. Fresno by way of Visalia it will pass through a
. county that is well developed, and could con
tinue by way of Porterville, the citrus-belt of
Tulare County, a locality that is growing very
rapidly and is destined to rival Riverside, in
the production of fruits.
In the last five years we have planted about
7000 acres of peaches and prunes, and we now
have in Tulare County about 600 acres of lem
ons and limes and several thousand acres of
oranges. We have now the best produce we
hare ever had. Our potatoes are especially
We appreciate the intelligent way the Call
. has been referring to the competing road, and
feel very much satisfied that it has a correct
. idea of the situation in the San Joaquin Valley.
The right of way is through a highly
productive and thickly settled country,
which of itself will contribute largely to
. the support of the valley railroad.
The directors were evidently deeply in
terested in the generous offer, for gave
them considerable encouragement and
E roved how popular the competing road
as grown all along the route. They toqk
it under advisement, with profuse thanks
to the committee, and assurances of im
Several maps and documents to assist
the railroad engineers in their survey
were presented to the directors with a ,
bundle of documents and pamphlets, the
latter being an official publication of the
. Visalia Board of trade on the resources of
Tulare County and its advantages for a
competing railroad, approved a month ago.
. Regarding the railroad it says:
.A competing railroad running north and
couth through the eastern portion of tbe
Southern San Joaquin Valley would traverse a
• territory, every acre of which, practically,
would contribute to the traffic relied upon for
1 maintenance of the road; whereas a road west
of the main line of the Southern Pacific would
pass through a less productive country and
skirt Tulare Lake, a shallow body of water with
a minimum area of. 220 square miles (increased
in seasons of heavy rainfall), which will con
tribute no freight. The country south of the
lake for a considerable distance produces little.
The grade in the territory between the two
railways is not appreciable, the conditions are
-. favorable for construction, and the river cross
ings for bridges are the best.
- This territory covers an area of 400,000
acres, of which 385,000 are now irrigable (in
cluding the pasture lands), and of the remain
ing 15,000 acres 10,000 may be supplied from
• existing irrigation systems, and 5000 acres in
the southern part are susceptible of irrigation
from a proposed system.
.In this large body of land there is not to ex
ceed, in the aggregate, half a township un
united for growing grain. The area covered by
orchards is about 5000 acres, the greater part ■
of which will be in bearing this year; in vines
• 2200 acres are planted. The acreage of fruit
trees and vines, at the close of the present
planting season, will amount to 9000 acres. In
alfalfa are 1500 acres, in grain and miscella- i
neous crops 200,000 acres, and the balance,
nearly 180,000 acres, is devoted to pasturage.
-. The area of uncultivated land grows less each j
year, and no portion of the valley i> being de
veloped more rapidly. Fruit-growing is dcs
• tined to be the leading industry, and citrus
and- deciduous fruits are being planted at a
- rate exceeding 2000 acres annually.
' • The area will in a favorable year, such as the
present, produce, including the amount re
. quired for local consumption at a conservative
estimate, 13,335 carloads of grain, 3500 of
green fruit, 1200 of raisins, 300 of hay, 1800 of
pasturage products, 300 of miscellaneous, or a
total of 20,435. Adding 1065 tons of inward
freight to this the grand total would he 21,
This total, considering ten tons as a, carload,
amounts to an average of fifty-nine carloads
• daily for the year. ,
- To show that the committee represented
» considerable area which plays an im
portant part in the economy of California
• it was stated that Tulare County covers
#650 square miles, has a population of 24,
--574, a •ultivated area of 397,864 acres and an
assessed valuation of $15,633,646.
Regarding the claims of Visalia on. the
valley road, the following statements are
." Visalia is the most important shipping sta
tion in the county, although it loses much busi
ness because of hot being on amain line. Grain,
hay and wood are hauled to stations on the other
: lines from points nearer-Visalia to save the ex
pense of the short haul. The greatest loss of
freight, however, Is in the matter of livestock,
for the same reason. This alone. is an im
portant item, as Visalia buyers and dealers
ship an average of three carloads a day. Not
withstanding this fact, the livestock forwarded
from Visalia in 1894 amounted to 4,490,000
pounds, or 225 carloads.
The other important, and soon to be most im
portant items, are green and dried fruit.
liuring the last three years fruit shipments
nave been as follows, in pounds; \ ....
• •'-■-." -: ■'"■• 1892. 1863. ; '1894.'
Green fruit 141,482. 821,163 620,498
Dried fruit 672,704 822,502,' 2,162,454
• This table shows a marked increase in' green ;
fruit shipments in 1893, and would have done
so (la 1894 but tor the railroad strike. The
?£k ed ,H?,' shipments increased 150 per cent in
1894. With 3500 acres of bearing orchards,
much of which will produce for the first time
this year, and 3000 acres planted but not bear
ing, tributary to Visalia, the dried fruit ex
ports of last year will be multiplied many
times during the coming season, and will in
crease rapidly thereafter. vi_ -
"The road is getting rights of wav every
where free," remarked Secretary "Mackie
yesterday. "In fact the directors cannot
find time to meet all the delegations from
the country that desire to come here and
offer rights of way and subscriptions. We
receive letters daily from valley towns ask
ing for appointments with the Board of
directors to present their respective induce
ments for running the railway through
"I might add that many subscriptions
come direct to this office. A lady came in
to-day and took 30 shares, or $3000 worth of
stock. From day to day interest in the
road grows more and more intense, for
everybody sees now that the enterprise is
an accomplished fact"
The railway's offices are at 221 Market
street, where subscriptions will Be received
by the secretary. In a short time all the
stock will be bought up, as present indica
tions are favorable to a greater boom than
ever in the road's prospects.
John Hook and Leslie Smith Went to
San Rafael Ten Days Ago and
Cannot Be Found.
John Hook, the 13-year-old son of B. F.
Hook of 301 McAllister street, and Leslie
Smith, the 13-year-old son of a sea cap
tain, who lives near Hook's residence,
The boys attended school in the neigh
borhood, and on March 25 Hook was dis
missed for disobedience. His mother had
John Hook, Aged 13, Who Disappeared
said that she would punish him if he were
dismissed, and he said nothing about his
On April 1 the two boys bought' tickets
for San Rafael and crossed the bay, but
since that day neither of them has been
Hook's father is a miner. The boy is
4 feet 6 inches tall; has brown hair and
eyes; wore a black worsted suit, with long
trousers. Leslie Smith, who disappeared
with him, wore a blue coat, with knicker
bockers and checked trousers and cap.
HAS CLOSED ITS DOORS
J The Pacific Business College
| Has Gone Out of Ex
It Was the Leading: Institution of
Its Kind for Over Thirty-
The Pacific Business College, which was
established in 1863, has closed its doors and
gone out of existence. Part of the furni
ture was removed yesterday -to Heald's
Business College, and the remainder will
be sold at auction. The old college was a"
success from the start, and when T. A.
Robinson went in as partner in 1872 its
popularity increased. For many years he
was president of the institution, but a few
months ago he retired, J. Wesley Griffiths
.purchasing his interest in the concern.
Competition has latterly been very keen
and the Pacific steadily lost ground. Find
ing the uphill task too much for him Mr.
Griffiths closed the doors.
Professor Robinson was very much sur
prised when told the news last night. "To
think that the old place has gone out of
existence," said he. "Why the names of
business men, lawyers, clergymen and
bankers who graduated from the college
would fill a book. Ex-Mayor Ellert and
the late Mayor's clerk graduated from my
school. E. Durbrow of the Anglo-Califor
nia Bank, two of the Castles of Castle
Brothers. C. Bates, son of the attorney,
Mary E. Speakman with the J. D. Spreck
els & Bros. Company, George D. Shadburne
the attorney, James A.. Weeks with M.
Heller & Sons, E. W. Ferguson with Moore,
Ferguson & Co. and the Rev. Donald M.
Ross of Lebanon Presbyterian Church were
all scholars in the Pacific Business College
and graduated with honor.
"Our graduates are not confined to San
Francisco alone, for there is not a town
in the State but one or more of our pupils
are located in it. I don't mean to say that
all the people turned out were all top
notchers, but I can say without fear of con
tradiction that our graduates are classed
with men of the best standing in the State.
Japanese and. Chinese came' to us for a
thorough business training, and there are
i several of them now holding important
j positions in Yokohama and Hongkong. I
am truly sorry to hear that misfortune has
I overtaken the old establishment." ....
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ITALIAN-SWISS ASSOCIATION. I
They Elect Officers and Report Finances
in a Flourishing; Condition.
The Italian-Swiss Mutual Loan Associa
tion held its eighth annual meeting yester
G. B. Cevasco presided and the secretary
read his report of the financial condition
of the association, which showed a steady >
increase in receipts from the institution of !
the association, as follows:
First year '. .'../....... $25,940 74
Second year 42 ,840 66
Third year 54,533 30
Fourth year — - «7, 585 2 6
Fifth year |. 84,662 34
Sixth year ; *. 121 052 14
Seventh year '• • 113,083 92
Eighth year -. 150 ;230 45
Making a total of $659,928 81
I In the report of the board of directors
was included the statement that "the asso
ciation now has assets amounting to $326,
--977 22, which consist of first mortgages,
real estate and cash on hand." - •
The following members were elected as
the auditing committee for the ensuing
year: Andrew Herrmann, A. C. Lassen
and George Waterman. : ■;.%:
The regular annual election of officers
and directors was then proceeded with and
the old board was re-elected unanimously
as follows: President, G. B. Cevasco; vice
president, P. Barbieri ; treasurer, A. Merle i
secretary, A. Sbarboro; attorney, D. Freid
enrich for San Francisco and Land Title
Company of Oakland for Adameda County
and P. Canepa, A. • Granucci, G. de Luca'
P. C. Rossi and Chas. A Malm as directors
in addition to the four first-named gentle
A lady, in Atchison has a poodle dog
which has just been fitted with a glass eye.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1895.
WAS SLATED BY BURNS
How C. E. Benjamin Was
Presented With a Su
RESIDENCE dUICKLY ACQUIRED
Elected From the Third Ward While
a Legal Resident, of Red
Supervisor Charles E. Benjamin of the
Third Ward, protege of Dan Burns and a
star "member of the "solid' eight," has oc
cupied his room at the American Exchange
Hotel quite frequentlyof late, hoping, per
haps, thereby to establish a legal resi- 1
dence in the ward from which he was
elected last November, when the boss
with a military title "moved" him up
from Redwood City and made him a city
It is rather late in the day, though, to
legalize an election that was clearly illegal,
because, as a matter of fact, Benjamin
is not now nor has he ever ! been a resi-
dent of the ward from which he was elected.
For several years he has lived at Red
wood City, and he lives there to-day, de
spite the fact that he has been paying for
a room at the American Rxchange since
September 27, which, by the way, he has
s eldom occupied up to about two weeks
ago, when stories of the scheme began to
float about. Since that time he has been
at the hotel very often. But even had he
really changed his residence to the Third
Ward on September 27 the required ninety
days in a county could not nave^elapsed
between that date and the time of election.
The offer of a Supervisorship from Dan
Burns came to Benjamin in the nature of
a glad surprise. . Until the call was made
he had no more idea of running for Super
visor than of aspiring to a United States
Senatorship. He had not the slightest in
timation that Burns wanted him. To be
sure he had been friendly with the boss for
several years. They had been in Mexico
together. Their families were on terms of
special intimacy. But Benjamin seemed to
be doing well enough as a bookkeeper for
a Sacramento-street liquor-house, and not
in urgent need of political office. As a
matter* of fact another man had been
promised the place by Burns.
At the last moment, however, the plan
was slightly changed, and Benjamin was
ordered to gird up his loins and enter the
ranks of political warfare. He was so over
joyed at the promise of a Supervisorship
that he started whispering to boon com-
J anions here and there the joyful news of
lis political ascendency. In the sa
loon owned by Dunn Brothers he
raised his voice far, far above a
whisper. His feelings overcame him
quite, and in a burst of colloquial
confidence he said in the presence of half a
dozen men that "Burns had promised to
move him up from Redwood City and
make him a Supervisor." This was about
September 20, and it came to pass that a
few days after Benjamin "moved" to San
Francisco that is he put his name on the
American Exchange register, and he was
assigned to room 48. " ,
Mr. Benjamin lives with his family at
Redwood City, but he has been missing
the last train very frequently of late.
FIXING THE BLAME.
The Inspectors of Hulls and Boilers Are
at Work on the Kio
On her last voyage to Hongkong, via
Yokohama, the steamer Rio de Janeiro
ran on a rock while steaming along the
Japanese coast and came near being
wrecked. A hole fourteen feet long and
from one, to four feet wide was torn in her
bottom, and Captain Smith had to run her
ashore to prevent her from sinking. The
Rio to port a few days ago, and
an investigation was held by Inspectors of
Hulls and Boilers E. S. Talbot and W. A.
The witnesses examined were : Captain
J. T. Smith, Chief Officer F. Cattarnick,
Second Officer J. C. Johnson and Chief
Engineer J. H. Mathews. In his testimony
Captain Smith said the vessel struck at
1:35 p. m. on the starboard side.
Her way was not stopped, so it must
have been a pinnacle rock that did the
damage. The boats » were all swung out,
the sluice gates closed and the pumps
started. Five minutes after the accident
there was twenty-one feet of water in the
forward compartment and three feet in the
main. Her head was turned for the shore,
and the order to crowd on all steam was
given. It was a wild and rocky coast and
the first place reached was so crowded with
pinnacle rocks that the skipper resolved to
move along until a suitable anchorage was
reached. A sandy beach could not be
found, and there being no time to waste
she was run aground on some large round
bowlders. " ;- V; • .
As soon as the vessel was comparatively
safe the purser wae sent ashore to tele-
Sraph for assistance. The nearest station
eing thirty miles away the message had
to be sent by Japanese runners.
An attempt to stop up the hole by means
of sails was made, but it failed, and an at
tempt to lighten by jettisoning the cargo
met a similar fate. When it was found
that the pumps could not control the water
distress signals were burnt from the main
mast head. Two days later a tug with all
necessary wrecking appliances arrived, and
when a diver had reported upon the nature
of the damage the work of saving the
steamer was at once commenced.
A large pad was made out of mattresses
and sails put over the hole. When in
place the weight of water pressing against
it held it in place and the water in the hold
was soon lowered to thirteen feet. After
considerable trouble she was taken to Nag
asaki and there patched up. At Yokohama
temporary repairs jj were made, and at
Hongkong . she was thoroughly over
hauled at an expense of 20,000. .
The local inspectors will decide who was
to blame for the accident some time to-day.
BOAND OF EDUCATION.
Tho Lincoln School l>ot Lease Was Con
The School Board met last evening and
transacted a quantity of routine business.
Superintendent Moulder reported as to the
necessity of economy in view of the finan
cial limitations placed on the board. He
referred to the legacy of $6250 in judgments
left them by their predecessors as coming
from teachers who had been discharged
and appealed to the court, finding favor
there in every instance.
The Finance Committee also, through
Mr. Murdock, made a report in the same
line, declaring that extravagance in any
particular meant to default in the pay
ment of teachers, and the board could do
nothing more disgraceful.
A report also called attention to the fact
that the twenty lease of the Lincoln
school lot was about to expire, and sug
fested that bids for another ten-year lease
c advertised for.
Superintendent Moulder said that this
was the ; most important bit of business
that would come before the board, and
urged c*aution and a postponement. The
matter was referred to the Judiciary Com-
mittee. : . ' . , .- .
* Claims were presented by Harriet M.
Fairchild in the sum of $15, as the unpaid
balance of her compensation for services
as principal teacher of the Potrero school
for work, and by Isador Leszynsky for $100
salary as principal of the business evening
school., v>- ;-.
The resignations of Mary T. Walsh, Miss
C. E. Campbell and Miss E. R. Ashmead
were accepted. ; ..
THE QUINN INQUEST.
The Coroner's Jury Returns Two Ver
dicts Concerning the Cause of
Her Death. .
A Coroner's inquest was held yesterday
on the body of .Mrs. Catherine Magdalen
Quinn, who died at 1203 Market street on
the sth in St., it was supposed from a crim
inal operation. ' - /•'.
Evidence was given by Mrs. Nellie Ayers,
proprietress of the lodging-house in which
the unfortunate woman died, Drs. A. H.
Mays, J. S. Stone and C. J. Patton, who
were called in consultation when she
was near death's door, Mrs. Annie
Fulton, her bosom friend, T. F.
McLaughlin, her brother Charles W.
Quinn, the husband; Charles L. Morgan,
a chemist who examined the stomach of
the deceased, and Detective Hogan, who
wrote, by dictation, the dying woman's
statement, in which she charged Dr. Rob
ert S. Macbeth of Sutter street and Grant
avenue with causing her death. .
The jury after long deliberation re
turned two verdicts, a majority report
signed by L. A. Rea, A. Bear, Henry
Ernst, J. I. Puoagel and Henry Marcus,
in which it was charged that the
deceased came to her death by
a criminal operation performed 'by
"a certain Dr. Macbeth," and a minority
report that her death was caused by a
criminal operation performed by "person
or persons unknown."
When Dr. Macbeth was taken back to
the City Prison by Detective Anthony a
charge of murder was booked against him,
the complaining witness being Detective
Ed Gibson. __■
BRANDED IT AS UNTRUE.
A Nine-Hour Pigeon Flight
From San Francisco to
Secretary Bagrley of the Pacific
Pigeon Society Speaks His
The members of the Pacific Coast Pigeon
Society are much worked up over the re
ports of alleged world-beating flights of
homing pigeons that have found their way
into certain San Francisco newspapers in
the last few days. By way of information
it should be said' that the society in ques
tion embraces about twenty -five of the
leading bird-fanciers of this and neighbor
ing cities. Among them might be men
tioned George T. Marsh, A. N. Bayley,
George H. de Mamiel, George C. Comfort,
A. C. Beecher and Otto Brewitt. These
gentlemen are ardent devotees of the sport
of pigeon-flying. Each of them owns
numerous varieties of feathered beauties.
Their club meets on the first Friday of
every month at 330 Pine street and has
been in existence about six years.
The fancy is growing on this coast and
new additions are constantly being made
to the ranks. The flying seasons are spring
and fall, but the members have been too
busy this spring to arrange for any events.
They promise, however, to engage with
zest in the sport in the coming fall.
A. N. Bayley, the secretary of the so
ciety, when questioned by a Call reporter
yesterday with reference to the longest of
ficial flight on this coast, stated that it was
made from Santa Barbara to San Fran
cisco, one of his birds arriving here after
having been on the wing a day and night.
Its slow time was accounted for by the fact
that some of its pinfeathers were gone,
showing that it had been I attacked by a
With reference to the reported long
flight between San Francisco and Portland
in nine hours, Secretary Bayley declared
that it was' a newspaper yarn, and made
the following statement for publication in
"As several articles have recently ap
peared in San Francisco newspapers rela
tive to an alleged flight of homing pigeons
from San Francisco to Portland, and as the
claim of a nine-hour flight between those
points has been published, it behooves me
as an officer of the Pacific Coast Pigeon
Society and California Homing Club to
take exception to such reports, which orig
inate, evidently, with bird-dealers, and
which are absolutely untrue.
"The greatest day flight yet made by
homing pigeons is 530 odd miles between
sunrise ana sunset. It is rank nonsense
to assert that any homing pigeon "can fly
from San Francisco to Portland in nine
hours, even under the most favorable con
ditions. The California Homing Club is
deeply interested in attaining desirable re
sults in this field, but one of its prime ob
jects is to confine its reports to records i
which are true and indisputable. Those
alleged flights, which surpass the flights of
fancy, while they exist merely in the alle
gation, nevertheless have a tendency to
injure the honest sport. It has not come to
the knowledge of the Pacific Coast Pigeon
Society that any such flight as that be
tween San Francisco and Portland was
contemplated, nor that any flight has re
cently been made between those points."
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KINDNESS KILLED HIM.
Why W. S. Taylor Jumped Into the
Bay and Shuffled Off This
W. S. Taylor of 34 Erie street decided
that life was not worth the living, and
shortly after 2 o'clock yesterday morning
he jumped into the bay from Mission
street wharf 2. Immediately there were a
number of lines, planks and life-buoys
thrown to him, but he refused to avail
himself of the means of rescue and sank to
the bottom. The body was recovered sev
eral hours later by Boatmen Jack Barry
and Harry Johnson and removed to the
In" the clothing of the deceased was
found a flask, in which was a note contain
ing his name and the following:
Life is like a mighty ocean, .
Boiling on from day te day; , . ' ■ * . . ;
Men are like vessels launched upon it,
Sometimes wrecked and cast away.
Live and let live. Do unto others as you
would like done unto yourself. Speak as you
like of me. It matters not; I have now gone
away. I have had always had a desire to do
good. I have been too kind or this would
have not been. : .; v ---r^-i ."':;•:■
KEPT GRANT'S NICKEL.
An Artist to Whom It Came in Change
on a Car.
An ordinary 5-cent piece is carefully
treasured by Artist Frank Duckett of Phil
adelphia as a memento of General < Grant.
Mr. Duckett came into possession of this
memento in this way : One day several
years ago Mr. Duckett, boarded a streetcar
directly after a stout man, whose full brown
beard and black slouch - hat struck Mr.
Duckett as familiar. • A moment latter he
recognized his fellow-passenger as General
Grant, whom he had frequently seen during
a sojourn at Washington several months
previous. -', -. - • - ■ ■. - . 'V
Mr. Duckett took a seat directly opposite
the distinguished gentleman. The . con
ductor came in to collect the fares. Mr.
Duckett handed the conductor a dime, and
at ; the same moment General Grant gave
the same official a nic_el. The • conductor
turned the general's nickel over to Mr.
Duckett and rang up the fares. Mr. Duck
ett carefully stowed his "change" : away in
a separate pocket : and has ; cherished the
coin ever since because of its having been
last used by the great soldier-President.—
SCOTT HAS COME BACK.
Irving M.'s Mission to the
East Was Crowned With
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SHIPS TO BE BUILT HERE.
The New California Is Attracting
Attention - The " Call '".
Irving M. Scott has returned from the
East, where he had been on business con
nected with building of warships on the
pacific Coast. In his absence he noticed
the growth of the new California, and on
this subject, as well as upon other matters
of general public interest, he had much to
say last night.
He was asked about the object of his
visit to Washington, and his reply was:
"My work was principally to get an act
of Congress to get some of the ships of war
built upon this coast, and we succeeded in
doing so." ' t " «
| In thus suddenly switching off into the
plural Mr. Scott no doubt had in mind the
public-spirited representatives from Cali
fornia. " ." '-.T ',
;, "We will eet one torpedo-boat and one
battle-ship on the Pacific Coast. The tor
pedo-boats decided upon in February are
in the hands of a committee that will re
port in about a month, and the prospect
of building one of them in San Francisco
is very good. If a small one it will cost
about $235,000, and if large about $250,000.
The battle-ship will cost about $4,500,000,
and all that work will be done here on this
"The. feeling in the Eastern money
centers is very favorable toward California
at present. The belief prevails that Cali
fornia has recovered from her period of de
pression and this is the place to make in
vestments. They are watching what we
are, doing with a great deal of interest, if
the people will only get facilities here and
so place themselves on an equality with
the facilities there we will do as well as the
"The movement of the Manufacturers'
Association in endeavoring to create a pub
lic opinion in favor of home products is
the best movement on their part for Cali
fornia in my recollection. As an illustra
tion of the point— the month of March
last forty locomotives, costing $10,000 each,
1500 cars costing $5000 each, and fifteen
first-class passenger coaches, costing $15,000
each, were ordered in the East for use in
California. These items represent less
than half of the annual amount which is
necessary to keep up the railroad traffic of
California, all of which with improved
appliances in use elsewhere could be man
ufactured in this State as cheaply as in the
"There is a very good feeling in New
York over the revival of mining, and there
is every prospect of a profitable business in
that line. The development of our local
wants has attracted the attention of East
ern manufacturers. In some departments
they have been supplying materials that
should have been made and could have
been made at home with very little exer
tion on the part of our manufacturers. I
hope that the spirit aroused will not be
allowed to die, but will steadily grow until
articles made elsewhere for local use will
not be of sufficient amount to be worthy of
notice. This problem is in the hands of
the manufacturers themselves, and can
only be met by them in supplying home
wants at home as cheaply as abroad."
""; Speaking of the agitation to increase the
population of San Francisco to half a
million, Mr. Scott said it had attracted a
great deal of attention in the Eastern
cities, and feared it may bring an undesir
able class of people here. This, he added,
should be guarded against by encouraging
immigration of thrifty citizens with some
money and a desire to work.
With reeard to national politics he ob
served while traveling that the two great
political parties seem to be shaping them
sslves on more substantial lines than have
marked the last two campaigns.
"The fundamental principles," said he,
"are apparently that policy which will
give most work to the people."
,■ He has come to the conclusion that bi
metallism, with the coinage of silver ar
ranged upon an international basis, will be
the solution of the i silver agitation. Mr.
Scott saw that a feeling is growing in favor
of annexation of Hawaii and completion of
the Nicaragua canal. He thinks it pretty
certain that the next Congress will author
ize the construction of a cable between
San Francisco and > Honolulu. Then
changing his subject to the Park Museum
and art, he said : ,
"As Californians are burying their dif
ferences and petty jealousies to pull to
gether, and making the building and own
ing of their own railway possible, in a few
years I expect to see just as fine an exhibi
tion of works of art in our city as in other
cities of America."
He had friendly words for the Call and
"The Call's stand on lotteries . is splen
did," said he with a touch of enthusiasm.
"Its views should be enforced. If any
one wants to see the effect of dealing
wholesale in lottery, let him go to New
Orleans and look at the people who play
in •policy.' Every other city has prohib
ited the sale of lottery tickets and publica
tion of prizes.
"I have also noticed the position of the
Call in regard to quality of news, and
I think that if the Call will
set another example by keeping its
Sunday edition down to a practical
size and also keeping out worthless matter
it will make another stride and be appre
ciated by • the intelligent readers. The
prominence given to the local news of the
Pacific Coast in placing it oh the front
page should be taken as an example by
every paper on this coast, for by so doing
they will command the respect of other
portions of the country. This innovation
of the Call has my best wishes, as being
in line with the new order of things now
existing in California."
TO MEET. THE EMEEGENCY.
Vast Sums Spent by England to Keep
Up Her Navy.
I In view of the angry tone assumed by
the French press toward Great Britain the
following paragraphs from an English
"service" journal are interesting: v
"The army estimates for the ensuing
year amount to £17,983,800, being a de
crease of £221,000 on the previous year.
They do not contain any particularly
striking wants. The : net increase in the
establishment is only fifty-six men, and
seven additional field batteries are to be
raised. Sanguine as ■ ever, the War Office
hopes to withdraw a battalion from Egypt
during 1895, •in [ which case -a , number of
men will be utilized toward the completion
of the garrisons in the South African group
of coaling stations. ;.
t\" We are not only pleased to : know , that
the condition ;of Egypt is likely to render
it possible to reduce the garrison; but also
to find that . an •- attempt is to be made to
ward the completion of the forces requisite
for these i coaling - stations. % It is | satisfac
tory to know that the reserve is complete
(80,000 men), though the value of this
branch of the service is, to a certain ex
tent, an unknown quantity. As a contem
porary points out, few reserve men possess
much ; qualification > beyond habits of dis
cipline. The magazine : rifle has been now
supplied to the entire ; regular army :at
home and abroad (including India) and the
militia. 1 '■".•' '~.k'-*'
■y "The great increase that has taken place
in the - navy iis shown " in' the fact that it
costs not short of 50 per cent more than it
did ten years ago, has nearly doubled its
I tonnage within the same time and now has
I over 30.000 more men than it possessed in
I 1836.,'? Ten years ago the total of the navy
estimates the House of Commons was
! asked to vote amounted to £12,000,000.
| This year the aggregate reached £18,000,000.
Ten years ago the . aggregate number of
men voted was 53,000, this year it is 88,850t
Ten years ago the total tonnage of the fleet'
was 692,000, this year it is 1,300,000."
IT SHOOK HER FAITH.
The Pretty Bride Got a Lesson That She
Will Not Soon Forget.
' She is a bride, sweet-tempered, sympa
thetic and with a boundless faith in human
nature. She lives in a pretty little home
in West End avenue— no matter what the
number is. Before her marriage — and, in
deed, ever since— she has been active jin
works of charity and good will, and long
ago she made a resolve that when she came
to have a home of. her own no needy man
should be turned away from her door
But already she has made a mental reser
vation. She is disposed now to do her
almsgiving through organized channels of .
charity rather than at the front door or in
the streets. And this is how her childlike
faith was shattered : j
The snow had just stopped falling. It
lay six inches deep, white and glistening
on the pavement of West End avenue,
when a poor forlorn fellow !in tattered
coat ana leaky shoes came shuffling
through the drifts and up to the steps that
led to the pretty bridal nest. He shook
the feathery flakes from an old slouch hat,
hesitated a moment, then touched the
electric bell and stood* firm and erect,
despite his beggarly raiment, in the atti
tude of "attention."
■'Excuse me, miss," he said to the maid
who opened the door as he gave her a mili
tary salute, "I'm an old soldier, and not
used to begging, but if you | would ask
your mistress if she hasn't an old pair of
shoes to spare. The snow comes clear
through the soles of these." ,
_ The maid left him standing there and
soon returned with a half-worn but ser
viceable pair of shoes, much better than
than those he wore. The old soldier took
them gratefully. He hesitated" and then
said, with an air almost Ghesterrieldian :
"Miss, your blue eyes are as kind as they
are pretty, and that makes me bold to ask
if you couldn't perhaps rind an old coat a
trifle more presentable than these rags I
am wearing." . '■ •
The maid was impressed. "He's a well
spoken man," she said to her mistress as
she delivered the second message, "and
; I'm thinking he's seen better days."
A serviceable coat was found. The bride's
good husband only glanced over the news
paper to see that it wasn't his newest cuta
-1 way that was to be sacrificed. He smiled.
He was rather fond of humoring the bride's
little charitable whims. The maid deliv
ered the coat and was soon upstairs again,
wearing a look of unutterable surprise.
"And what is it he wants now, Maggie?"
said the mistress.
"Well, ma'am, I never saw the likes of
him for a beggar. He took the coat like he
took the shoes, almost a crying he was so
pleased, and then he kind o' choked up
ike. and he says to me, 'Sure miss, I'd like
to do something for yez to to show me
gratitude is genuine, and if yez'll get me
the coal shovel I'll do yez a good turn any
way by a-clearing the snow off your front
pavement.' So I got the coal shovel and
gave it to him and he touched his hat
"He is no ordinary mendicant, surely,"
said the bride. "His desire to give us some
equivalent, even by his own hard labor,
proves him to be a worthy man ; don't you
think so, my dear?" and she turned toward
her more worldly wise husband for his ap
But the worldly wise husband only
smiled, as* he glanced over the top of his
newspaper again and said : "Perhaps so,
my dear; but Maggie had better go down
and see that he doesn't steal the coal
Maggie went. The wind whistled as she
opened the door. The snow still glistened
in the sunshine. It was still six inches
deep on the level and drifting. ( It was still
unbroken, save for the broad footprints of
the old soldier headed toward the street
corner. He had gone. So had the coal
shovel. York Herald.
It Flourishes in Florida and Might in
The r^ce-paper tree, one of the most in
teresting of the flora of China, has recently
been successfully experimented with in
Florida, where it now flourishes, with
other sub-tropical «nd Oriental species of
trees and shrubs, says the St. Louis Re
public. "When first transplanted in Amer
ican soil the experimenters expressed
doubts of its hardiness, fearing that it
would be unable to stand the winters. All
these fears have vanished, however, and it
is now the universal opinion that it is as
well adapted to the climate of this country
as to that of the famed Flowery Kingdom.
It is a small tree, growing to a height of
less than fifteen, feet, with a trunk or stem
from three to five inches in diameter. Its
canes, which vary in color according to
season, are large, soft and downy, the form
somewhat resembling that noticed in those
of the castor bean plant. The celebrated
rice paper, the product of this queer tree,
is formed of thin slices of the pith, which
is taken from the body of the tree in beau
tiful cylinders several inches in length.
Coal is dearer in South Africa than in
any other part of the world; it is cheapest
KELLY & LIEBES'
Cloak and Suit House,
120 KEARNY STREET.
This week we offer four specially big
bargains out of our grand assortment of
New Cape, Jacket, Suit and Skirt Stock.
qfcQ PA A MOST STYLISH SPRING CAPE;
<JpO.Ol/. new collar and full wheel cut; tans,
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$1660. - .
dTj-lV? P\rt A GRAND ASSORTMENT OF
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ARC C A SEPARATE SKIRTS; CHEVIOT
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Percallne; organ-piped back; actual value $9.
ffIjQCA HUNDREDS OF ELEGANT SILK
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; r UP. ' collars and belts; regular price $5 25. .
"THE CLEANER 'TIS, THE COSIER 'TIS."
WHAT IS HOME WITHOUT
'"" NEW TO-DAY. " ~
THE REASONS WHY :
The $5 Rate Can Be Maintained at
the Copeland Institute.
Not Only the Cheapest Rate,
But the Very Best Treat-
ment, Scientific, Painless
Whoever pays more than $5 a month pays
too much. This is the charge of the Copeland
treatment. By universal admission this treat-
ment is the best. This low rate has been the
means of making the practice of Drs. Copeland
and Neal the largest in the world. The large
practice makes it possible to furnish only the
best treatment and the very best medicines at
that low rate.
The public in its cordial reception of the $5
j rate, in its generally voiced conclusion that
"whoever pays more pays too much," have made
the maintenance of the rate a possibility. As
to the efficacy of the treatment thousands have
testified to the fact that they have been cured;
many more whose testimony has not been pub-
lished have been cured. They are your friends
and neighbors, and what they say can be taken
for the truth. Why neglect a disease which
not only endangers yourlife, but makes life not
worth living when the best treatment can be
had for so little money ?
CATARRH AND ECZEMA.
The Case of Mrs. George D. Gray— Cured
Three Years Ago ßead and Reflect.
Mrs. George D. Gray, a lady well and favor-
ably known in Alameda, where she resides at
the corner of Park and Pacific avenue, says:
MBS. GEORGE D. GRAY, CORNER PARK AND PACIFIC
• AVENUES, ALAMEDA.
"I suffered from Catarrh for a number of
years and doctored for it continually without
any benefit until I took treatment at the Cope-
land Medical Institute. The Catarrh invaded
my whole system and brought on untold suffer-
ing. My face and, in fact, my whole body
broke out in a bad eczema, my eyes were so
badly affected that I feared I would lose my
I eyesight. For three months I was nearly blind.
I Altogether I was in a bad state of health gener-
I ally, weak, nervous, debilitated and despond-
"I heard of the success of Drs. Copeland and
j Neal and called on them. I took a course of
i treatment and soon began to improve, and in
i course of time I was entirely well. The Ca-
j tarrhal symptoms disappeared and with them
the eczema. This was nearly three years ago
I and lam as well as ever. I made a statement
j for publication at that time, but people laughed
at me, saying that it would only be temporary,
but time has proven otherwise. lam not only
in perfect health to-day, but I have had no in-
dication' of a return of the symptoms. I feel
very grateful to Drs. Copeland and Neal, and
take every opportunity to recommend them."
Every mail brings additional proof of the
success of the home or mail treatment.
If you. cannot come to this office write
for a symptom blank.
$5 A MONTH.
No fee larger than 55 a month asked tor any
disease. Our motto is: "A Low Fee. Quick
Cure. Mild and Painless Treatment."
Tie Copeland Medical Institute,
PERMANENTLY LOCATED IN THE
j. SECOND FLOOR,
91 6 Market St, Next to Baldwin Hotel,
- Over Beamish's.
W. H. COPELAND, M.D.
J. G. NEAL, M.D.
SPECIALTIES— Catarrh and all diseases of
I the Eye, Ear, Throat and Lungs. Nervous Dis-
; eases, Skin Diseases, Chronic Diseases.
Office hours— 9 a. m. to 1 p. m., 2t05 p. v.,
7to 8 :30 p. M. Sunday— a. m. to 2p. sc.
Catarrh troubles and kindred diseases treated
I successfully by mail. Send 4 cents in stamps
' for question circulars." •■ •
TAKE 2:20 P. M. TRAIN FROM FOURTH
and Townsend streets, arriving at Springs at
6:30 P. m. Fare $7 .15 for round trip.
43" Stage connects with 8:15 a. K. train from
Third and Townsend streets.
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New Management of the Switzer-
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Rates $2 50 Per Day; $i 2 Per Week.
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THREE MILES FROM UKIAH, THE TER-
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