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THE TERMINAL LEASE,
and Railroad Men in
BUDD AND SUTRO THERE.
The San Francisco and San
Joaquin Valley Road's
DEFINITION OF FACILITIES.
Amendments .to Preston's Lease.
The Document to Be Signed
Within Ten Days.
Another step was made in the progress
of the San Francisco and San Joaquin Val
ley road yesterday, when the Harbor Com
missioners submitted a draft, of the lease
to the China Basin terminal. The docu
ment is a modification of the paper sub-
J. D. SPRECKELS. E. F. PRESTON. « E. L. COLNON. GOVERNOR BUDD. D.COLE. MAYOR SUTRO. F. S. CHADBOURNE.
"LET US UNDERSTAND JUST WHAT IS MEANT B_ TERMINAL FACILITIES," SAID GOVERNOR BUDD.
mitted by Attorney E. F. Preston. In it
were incorporated the suggestions of the
Governor. Mayor, Commissioners and ex-
Attorney Stratton of the board. A com
mittee has been appointed to confer with
the representatives of the road on the
amendments, and within ten days the
lease will be signed.
Governor. Budd, Mayor Sutro and the
Board of Harbor Commissioners met yes
terday morning to consider the lease.
John D. Spreckels and Attorney E. P.
Preston, representing the road, were pres
ent and were invited to join the confer
etce. . President Colnon calle d the meet
ing to order, and explained that it had
been called for the purpose of formulating
a lease which would afford every advan
tage to the new road and, at the same
time, protect the interests of the State.
With that end in view, Mr. Colnon said,
an informal meeting of the board had been
held on Thursday afternoon, the Governor
being present, at which the copy' of the
1 ease submitted by Attorney Preston had
been considered. A number 'of modifica
tions to Mr. Preston's document had been
suggested, and the suggestions would how
be offered for the consideration of the
entire board and the representatives of the
railroad company. '.<„' -
On motion of Governor ..Budd the entire
matter was referred to a committee, con
sisting of Attorney Ti rev L. Ford of the
board;' F. S. Stratton, ex-attorney of the
board ; Attorney-General Fitzgerald and
President E. L. Colnon. - This committee
was instructed to confer with the represen
tatives of the Sari Francisco and San
Joaquin Valley road, by which name the
competing road is to be designated in all
dealings with the board, and report to the
board at some future time. The Governor
also suggested that the committee in
corporate in tne lease the definition of ter
minal facilities, so that both the board and
the company will know the exact meaning
of the term. Mr. Stratton had some sug
gestions to offer, which were embodied in
the modification of Mr. Preston's draft of
Mayor Sutro, who was not present at the
informal meeting on Thursday afternoon,
had an amendment of his own to offer.
He moved that that portion of Mr. Pres
ton's copy be stricken out which read as
- Provided further, That nothing herein con
tained shall be construed to afl'ect the right of
the ]_ople of the State of California or the
Board of State Harbor Commissioners from
collecting wharfage, dockage and tolls in the
general rates and charges established by said
hoard at any. seawall, pier, slip or wharf con
structed in or about said demised premises by
said Board of State Harbor Commissioners.
And the following amendment be : in
. ■ It is agreed that nothing herein contained
shall abridge the right of the State of Califor
nia through its proper officers to collect wharf
age, or dockage, or tolls, or all lawful charges
upon shipping, or merchandise, or both at any
seawall, pier, slip or wharf constructed at said
premises by the lessee.
. It is further agreed that neither the lease nor
any of the rights hereinunder shall ever be
assigned or be sublet as a whole or in part. If
the lessee corporation shall at any time during
the term of this lease, directly or indirectly,
tall under the ownership, management or con
trol of any railroad corporation or the stock
holder or stockholders of any such corporation
having terminal facilities anywhere upon or
adjacent to the water front of the city of San
Francisco, or if the ownership, management or
control of said lessee corporation becomes
vested in any railroad corporation having such
terminal facilities or the stockholder or stock
holders thereof, or if the said lessee corpora
tion shall enter into any combination, pool or
trust for the I purpose of regulating fares and
freights or for the purpose of pre
venting or limiting competition with any
railroad corporation or individual having rail
road terminal facilities upon or adjacent to the
water front of tbe city of San Francisco where
by any of the advantages | resulting from this
lease shall inure either directly or indirectly to
such corporations or individuals' so holding
such terminal facilities, or if any said lessee
corporation shall , from any cause cease to be a
competing railroad, or shall cease to be a com
petitor in the business of carrying passengers
and freights, then this lease shall determine,
and said demised premises, with all the im
provements and appurtenances, shall revert to
the State of California.
. It is further agreed that should Channel
street be' widened at any time, and it
become necessary that any portion .of . the
premises described in this lease should be used
therefor,; such portion shall be ' thereby ex
pressly exempted from the operation of this
lease, and that the improvements thereon shall
oe removed from such . land so required at its
lole cost. . \ :
Xt is further expressly agreed that neither the
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estate hereby granted nor; the improvements
that may be erected on said demised premises
shall ever be mortgaged, hypothecated, in
cumbered In any manner or to any extent
charged with' any debt save and except such
tax charges as may be levied by the national,
State or municipal governments ; and any at
tempt to mortgage, hypothecate, or in any
manner incumber the said estate hereby
granted *or the premises herein . described or
the improvements thereon shall at once work
a forfeiture of all rights hereunder, and entitle
the said parties of the first part or their suc
cessors to re-enter the said premises and deter
mine the estate hereby granted.
"I want to explain my reasons for this
amendment," said his Honor. "This
lease is to be made for fifty years to a cor
poration for a competing; railroad. This is
all right, and I believe in extending all the
assistance possible to the road. But the
present stockholders may lock up their
stock for five or ten years and then get
tired of holding it. "\\ bile not reflecting
on the gentlemen connected with this
enterprise, the stock might pass into other
hands and a monopoly might be formed."
"But your Honor," objected Attorney
Preston,* "you have made the question of
subletting so broad that we could not rent
"This amendment is merely the embodi
ment of suggestions I have to make," said
the Mayor.- "I offered it to invite dis
"I move that the amendment be re
ferred to the committee," said the Gover
nor, and it was so ordered.
"Is the Mayor on that committee?"
asked Mr. Preston of the Governor.
' "No," said his Excellency; "only Mr.
Colnon and the three attorneys."
"Would it not be wise to have the Mayor
on as the city's representative?"
The idea was acted upon and President
Colnon asked Mr. Sutro if he would serve.
"No, I must decline," replied the Mayor.
"I really haven't the time. .'■'
"Well, will you not act, or at least be-
come a member of the committee and offer
suggestions to the others?"
The Mayor finally consented to go on the
committee, but he declared that he could
not attend any of the meetings.
Then the Governor made his motion to
the effect that the definition of terminal
facilities be inserted in the lease.
"Let us understand just what is meant
by terminal facilities," said he. "Let the
committee report back to us just what its
comprehension of the term is, so that we
will know upon what ground we are stand
ing and how we are to proceed. I think it
is also proper to incorporate in the lease
how much road is to be built or how much
money is to be expended in a certain time."
"I should think the expenditure would
be the proper item to be fixed," suggested
Attorney Preston. ■ •. ••-_**..'".
, Mayor Sutro said that he was in favor of
fixing a time and distance.
"As a member of the committee." said
Mr. Colnon, "my idea is that the mileage
and the time "are the most important
things to be considered." *
"How does.that suit you, Mr. Spreckels?"
asked the Governor. . : "•
"That is perfectly satisfactory to us," re
plied Mr. Spreckels, and Mr. Preston also
' The meeting then adjourned to the call
of the chair.
The lease as submitted and referred to
the committee without Mr. Sutro's amend
ment is as follows: mmmmmVSBBSBKM V
- This indenture, made this day of
- — ,A. D. 1895, by and between Daniel T.
j Cole; F. S. Chadbourne and E. L. Colnon, con-
I stituting the Board of State Harbor Commis
sioners, together with James H. Budd, Gov-
J ernor of the State of California, and Adolph
I Sutro, Mayor of the city and county of San
I Francisco, ex-officlo member of said board, and
i constituting a part of said board for the pur
i poses oi this lease under and by virtue of the
provisions of an act of the Legislature of the
I State of California, hereinafter . particularly
• mentioned, the party of the first part, and the
San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Railway
! Company, a corporation duly organized ■ and
; existing under and by virtue of the laws of the
I State of .California, , the party, of the second
. part, witnesseth: ' !.• '
That whereas, by virtue of the provisions of
I an act of the Legislature of the State of Cali
! fornia, entitled "An act to amend an act en
titled an act to amend an act entitled an act to
: amend section 6 of an act entitled an act con
cerning the water front of the city and county
! of San Francisco, approved March 15, 1878,
! and to confer further powers upon the Board
of State Harbor Commissioners, approved
March 17, 1880, approved March 19, 1889
(conferring further powers upon the said
board), approved March , 1895, the State
: Board of Harbor Commissioners, together with
I the Governor of the State of California and the
I Mayor of the city and county of San Francisco,
j constituted members thereof for the purposes
! of said act and said lease, were empowered to
I lease, for a period not exceeding fifty (50)
! years, at a rental not exceeding one thousand
dollars ($1000) per annum, to any railroad
' corporation incorporated in this State, and not
having at the date of the passage of this act
| any terminal facilities in the city and county
of San Francisco, any land belonging to the
' State which is required for said purposes,
; which lies adjacent or . contiguous to any pub
; lie street or streets designated upon the official
map of the city and county of San Francisco;
1 and whereas, the party of I the second part
1 hereto is a railroad corporation incorporated
in this State, ano does not have now, and did
not have at the date of ■ the passage of this act,
any terminal facilities in the city and county
of San Francisco; and whereas, the tract of
■ land, hereinafter particularly described, is the
i property of the State of California, and in the
' judgment of said, Board of State Harbor Com
i missioners is a proper and fit and necessary
i location for terminal facilities in the city and .
I county of San Francisco of said railroad cor-
E oration; and whereas, at a meeting of said
oard of State Harbor Commissioners, holden
i at the office of said board, pursuant to notice,
: the said board, including the said Governor
and the said Mayor, did' by a resolution regu
; larly adopted decide to lease > to said the San
| Francisco and San Joaquin .Valley Railway
j Company, upon ','. the ; terms aud . condi
tions and for the .. purpose hereinafter
! stated, and for the term of fifty years, at
j rental of one thousand ($1000) per annum,
I the whole .of the land hereinafter described,
i and that a proper lease thereof be executed to
; said corporation ; and whereas, in the opinion
j of the party of the- first part the interests of
>. commerce permit and require that any and all
; parts of the premises herein described . should
j be utilized and employed for such terminal
i facilities, including the filling in of - the same
i or any part thereof up to the seawall line and
I embankment, as established by law, and the
| placing thereon of structures, tracks and other
j improvements; and whereas, 'the, board of
I directors of the said the San Francisco and
i San Joaquin Valley . Railway Company, at a
j regular meeting of said board ot directors held
I at the office of said board pursuant ;to notice;
did, by a resolution regularly adopted;* decide
j to lease from said Board of State Harbor Com
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, ' SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 1895.
missioners, upon the terms and conditions and
for the purposes hereinafter stated, and for the
term of fifty years, at a rental of one thousand
dollars per annum, payable annually, . the
whole of the land hereinafter described, and
that a proper lease therefor be granted by said
Now, therefore, this indenture witnesseth:
That the said party of the first part, as the
Board of State Harbor Commissioners, does
by these presents lease, demise and let .unto
the said party of the second part, said corpor
tion, does by these presents lease from said
party of the first, part all that certain piece or
parcel of land situate ; within the city and
county of San Francisco, State of California,
more particularly described as follows:
Commencing at the intersection of the south
line of Channel street with the east line of
Kentucky street (Kentucky street being 80
feet in width);, thence east, at right angles
with the said line of Kentucky street, to the
inner line of the seawall and thoroughfare es
tablished by act of Legislature March 15, 1878 ;
thence southerly, along the line of the thor
oughfare to the northerly line of Fourth street
(Fourth street being 80 feet in width); thence
northwesterly, along said northerly line of
Fourth street, to the westerly line of Kentucky
street; thence north along said line of Ken
tucky street to the point of beginning. Con
taining twenty-four and a quarter (24}£) acre
of land, more or less, which said parcel lies
adjacent to two or more public streets desig- i
nated upon the official map of the city and j
county of San Francisco.
For the terra of fifty (50) years from the —
day of March, one thousand eight hundred !
and ninety-five, until the — day of March,
nineteen hundred and forty-five, at the yearly
rent or sum of one thousand dollars ($1000),
payable in gold coin of the United States of i
America yearly in advance by said party of the
second part to said party of the first part, its !
successor or successors, on the — day of March j
of each year during said term.
It is further agreed that if any rent shall be)
due and unpaid, or if default shall be made by
said party of the second part, in any of the j
covenants or conditions herein contained,* j
that then this lease shall terminate, and it
shall be lawful for said party of the first part
to re-enter said premises and remove all per
sons therefrom ; and the said party of the sec
ond part does hereby covenant, promise and I
! agree to pay the said party of the first part the
, said rent in the manner hereinbefore specified;
and that at expiration of said term, or other
termination of this lease, the said party of the
j second part will quit and surrender the said
I premises in as good state and condition as rea
[ sonable use and wear will permit; and that all
i improvements and structures erected by said
i party upon said land herein demised shall re
i vert to and become the property of the State
i of California upon the expiration or termina- ,
tion of this lease, with the right to it to do and
; perform the matters and things hereinbefore
, And the said party of the second part does
] hereby further covenant, promise and agree
that it will not assign the lease nor transfer to
any other person or corporation any right or
privilege conferred on the party of the second
part by this lease, and that said demised prem
ises shall be used.solely for. the purposes of the
terminal facilities of the said party of the second
part, and for no other purpose whatever. And
the said party of the second part does hereby
' further covenant, promise and agree that it
| will proceed within six months from the date
: hereof to improve said demised premises as
, and for the use for which the same is demised,
I to wit: For the terminal facilities in the city
I and county of San Francisco for its railroad,
: and will . proceed thereafter, with reasonable
diligence, to construct such improvements,
! and that said party of the second part will pro
| ceed within six months from the date hereof to
i constru^ t its railroad, and shall proceed there
i after with reasonable diligence to construct,
j equip and operate the same.
And that any assignment by operation of law ■
! shall at the option and election of the party of •
, the first part render this lease void and termi- !
i nate all rights under it.
: It is agreed by and between the parties to <
I this lease that nothing herein contained shall j
i be construed to affect the right of the people of |
j the State of : California or the Board of State !
j Harhpr Commissioners, .' or any successor or
j successors of said Board of State Harbor Com
i missioners, from collecting dockage and tolls at
, the rates and charges established by said
! Board of State Harbor Commissioners, its sue- I
] cessor or successors, at any seawall, pier, slip
or wharf constructed in or about said demised !
; premises. , ■ ■,:.':
--...1t is further agreed by between the '
parties hereto that this lease is made and re- i
ceived upon the condition that the party of the j
, second part will perform all the covenants,
| conditions, promises and agreements in this
lease contained in its part to be performed.
Provided that nothing herein contained shall
; ever be construed to give to the second party
j the right to any dockage and toll facilities
j either at or upon the harbor embankment line
, as established by law, or within said line, or
I upon any part of the within described premises,
without payment to the first party or the Board
! of Harbor Commissioners of the rates hereto
i fore or hereafter to be adopted.
After the meeting Governor Budd stated
! that he would leave the city to-day. but
1 would return toward the end of next week
i and with the Mayor and the board receive
! the report of the committee. "Three attor
] neys and President Colnon now have the !
; matter in hand," said he, "and with the l
; assistance of Mr. Preston they can, no !
doubt, come to a conclusion in that time, i
; If not I will come to the city as soon as •
j they are ready to report. In "the amend- j
! ment are embodied some suggestions made I
| by me, and we all pretty well understand j
; the. matter now, but we desire that the
lease shall v ; have every legal safeguard
thrown around it. 1 think that : the lease
will be signed within a week or ten days."
PAID FOR BAILS AND IEOKT.
The Directors Pay Cash for Twenty Miles
i Besides watching the - lease of China
j Basin for terminal facilities the valley road
! directors transacted very important busi
ness yesterday -before _ luncheon. In a
; brief '■■ and .informal .] session ... they ,-' showed
.that they. mean ; business, and • what they
did will go a long way toward establishing
absolute confidence in the management of
the competing ■ railway. i~'Y<.
I They audited bills for 2000 : tons of steel
• rails, and angle-irons and spikes necessary
for fastening the ': rails, and ordered . the
total amount paid at : once. ./ So it may be
seen that no time is ; lost "■; by the : board of
directors, who are ■ paying cash for f. sup
plies and thereby saving considerable of
the people's money. ... ;:"'*. ■.. - - *
The rails will be sufficient to cover
■ twenty miles of track, and are now on the
way via Cape Horn on the steamer Wash
tinaw. .By <. the time , these . supplies reach
here the valley road will have its locomo
tives and construction trains on the ground
at Stockton, ready to proceed at once wifh
building material to the front. ,
. .The other bills ordered r paid l , were for
fitting up the main offices of the company
at 331 Market street, and X also ■ for salaries
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of engineers and other officers and their
Chief Engineer; Storey was busy yester
| day, with rights of way, specifications for
j supplies and a general review" of the pro
! posed route down 1 the valley.
. Subscriptions were received yesterday at
the office, 331 Market street, from people
j who signed' the ' roll of stockholders and
bought the railroad : stock much as they
would buy bonds or any other investment.
It should be understood now that sub
j scriptions for stock in the San Francisco
and S_.n Joaquin; Valley Railroad . are
purely a business proposition, and that the
! stock is certain to pay a handsome interest
| on the money invested. Vl:
IT IS NOT SUPPORTED.
A Not Very "Liberal Response to the
Appeal .of Ohabai
The building operations of the Congre
gation Ohabai Shalome have virtually come
to a standstill owing to" lack of funds and
of interest taken in its new venture, the
erection of a place of worship on Bush
street, between Octavia and Laguna.
The old plat belonging to the congrega
tion on Mason and Post streets was dis
posed of last September to the Native Sons
of the Golden West for the sum of $45,000.
At that time it was thought that the pro
ceeds of this sale was sufficient to warrant
the erection of a new synagogue. To this
end a meeting was called of the trustees
and members, and Architect Lvon was in
structed to draw out plans. This he did,
submitting drawings which were finally
The synagogue was to be in the Byzan
fine style of architecture. The principal
features of the erection were to be lofty
minarets, a broad entrance and a string of
Moorish arches below. the spring of the
roof. yy .;. . -■,
The lot of land chosen as a site for the
synagogue is 60x137 feet, and the building
was designed to cover all but 17 feet in the
rear. Seating-room was to be provided for j
800 persons, 250 of whom would find place j
in the gallery. The plans further pro- |
vided for an organ loft and the. usual pul
pit and platform, and a hall for the use of |
the Auxiliary Association; also vestry, :
choir and cloak rooms. From the con- j
dition of affairs at the moment,' however,
it is feared that all these plans may go for
A. Altmayer, president of the congrega
tion,* said last evening:
The Hebrews of San Francisco appear to think
that too many synagogues exist already. They
are certainly acting in a very apathetic man
ner, and are not responding at all liberally to
our demand. We only want a couple of thou
sand dollars more to . start building, and I am
ashamed to say there seems to be great diffi
culty in getting it. There are four or five peo
ple at work, and we are doing our best. As
soon as we build we propose to elect a minister
at a salary of say $250 per month. This we are
in hopes of doing by the Hebrew New Year. .
' We have received much assistance from our
Christian fellow-citizens, and it is a pity the
Hebrews of San Francisco are not as energetic
as those of Baltimore, who have in the past
year erected four synagogues at a total cost of
"Roll on, thou deep and dark blue ocean."
The lightest rolls are those made from ' Dr.
Price's Cream Baking Powder.
SWEET MARIE HAS GONE,
Miss Burroughs, the Actress,
Has Apparently Abandoned
She Is Now In Kansas City and No
Decree Was Obtained
.Miss Marie Burroughs, otherwise . Mrs.
I Louis F. Massen, ; apparently forgot all
| all about her proposed divorce suit before
| leaving California. • Advices come that the
! favorite actress, who r was recently playing
: at the Baldwin Theater, is safely in Kansas
I City. In the meantime her divorce suit is
| in the hands of Court: Commissioner J. F.
i Tyler arid Judge Sanderson of this city.
The case had proceeded as : far as the
J taking of testimony, was concerned. Miss
Burroughs admitted that she had heard of
her husband's infidelity as far. back as
1892, and lately she ; bad j. received : such J
proof of '. his . moral lapse that she j .
ceased to live with him. But she vouch- |
safed no ' information as ;■ ;. to ; how
she had learned from a friend of her hus
band the fact ; that Louis • had stayed all i
night at a house of notorious name, a fact I
which the* friend swore to. This was to j
the Judge suggestive of - collusion. . The j
court instructed the commissioner to proDe j
this v matter; 1 and also to _ find where '. Mr. I .
Massen's legal residence was. Miss Bur- !
roughs gave - San "s. Francisco as her own
residence, but declined to furnish any. posi
tive information as to her husband's resi
dence. ■'■:.-■•■: y'y ■'. .* v ""'•'. ''*■' '■ '.'.
On these .'snags'' the inquiry stuck, and
while the California court was waiting • for
further light on the strange relations be
tween husband and wife they have slipped
away to Kansas City. >> Miss Burroughs has
confessed *: that • Mr. ■-. Massen : is "delightful j
as a friend; but as a husband — never, ' and
therefore it seems likely that she will seek
relief from the marital tie in some other
State.' ; ■:■■■■■■ 'y ; V--' : y' :
Dress Shirts for Easter.
i>. 250. dozen White Shirts, fine linen : bosoms,
latest improvements^ 75c each. '50 dozen Fine
Sample White Shirts, pleated and * fancy
bosoms; value * $1- 50 * and $2, all to * go at 85c
each. L. V. Merle, the old I X L, GIG to 020
Kearny street, corner Commercial. *
; . Lockport (N. V.) saloon-keepers serve
goat stew for free lunches. y
BLAINE'S RIGHT BOWER.
Senator Stephen B. Elkins on
California's Trade With
BIMETALLISM GAINING FAVOR.
Silver Is the Oncoming: Ques
, tion—The National Conven
".''■ iilonV : yZViVVVy
Senator Stephen B. Elkins of West Vir
ginia, who has been in the southern part
of the State for some time, arrived at the
Palace yesterday with his family. This is
the Senator's first visit to California, al
though he was for a long time . a neighbor,
living in New Mexico, where he accumu
lated 'fortune, and from where he went to
Congress as the Territorial representative.
He was a member of the National Repub
lican Committee from 1872 to 1884, and a
member of Harrison's Cabinet. He was
always one of the most ardent supporters
for the Presidency of Blame, after whom
one of his sons is named.
Mr. Elkins .is very enthusiastic over
what he has seen in California, and says
that his visit is a revelation to him. "You
have a world -in Itself here. • I have been
amazed at your resources, and am con
stantly wondering at your climate and
your flowers and scenery."
7 Mr. Elkins spent some time in Mexico,
and made a study of our trade relations
with that country, and had * something to
say that will be of interest to California.
"What will very largely concern Cali
fornia down there," he said, "will be the
building of a railroad, or several railroads
across the country to the Pacific Coast,
in order to bring your products cheaply to
the Mexican markets. There are in the
country 11,000,000 consumers, not such
STEPHEN B. ELKINS.
■ r •_-.'"" ; .1
[From a portrait.]
consumers as those of the Anglo-
Saxon race to be sure, but their
wants are multiplying.' They 'take agri
cultural implements, mining machinery,
cutlery and a great many different articles
of American manufacture, which are being
shipped from the East a distance of 2500
miles by water and rail, or all raiL • •
; "If . two or ' three railroads .were built
across Mexico to ports on this coast freight
from here could be landed at those places
; by : water in : from three to four days j and
taken to nearly any part of the interior by
rail in two days more,' making six or seven
days in all, against ( the thirty days it now
takes and at one-sixth the cost; in freight.
California will 'some day do the manufac
turing for Mexico. « She has everything in
the world with which to : manufacture and
the market at her doors. Huntington evi
dently .understands, this, for I understand
that is pushing a branch across to
Durango. _•: v
"All this came to me while in Mexico in
speaking. With ;* President Diaz and other
leading, men. They -are-all very anxious
to strengthen } trade relations . with . this
country." "j ■:■;-;; .; ■.*'*. . *" yiy y \
'"' Mr. Elkins ' may be counted as a friend
of :',- silver • Senator. V- JOn that ' question he
said : | "I am for the largest possible use of
silver as a sound money and- for devising
the best methods of fusing silver as money
and keeping it equal to gold. _I don't be
lieve that this country abandon silver.'
I don't believe the people would allow it.
Still we don't want, a depreciated 1 money.
.Of Z course * the ■ problem would vbe an easy
one through international 'agreement,' but
while we , can't get that we want to do the
best we can without it. ::
"1 was amazed to see in Mexico that they
had such surprising: prosperity with silver
worth half what it was and the money of
the country. It is one of 'the most inter
esting problems of the silver question.
Smelters and refineries were going full
blast, and there was a bustle nbout all
business that was surprising. 'Of course, it
is true that the depression in silver does
not affect them as to exports and imports,
for that is a trade that ' balances, but they
do feel it when they come to pay interest
on their bonds. * '*.'■__ .
"The silver question is the oncoming
question and I am sure that the Republi
can party will do what it can for silver.
The feeling in favor of bimetallism is grow
ing and the United States is not* going to
give it up until the largest possible amount
of sound money is put in circulation.
Speaking of holding the Republican con
vention here he said: "I don't know but it
would be a good thing to hold the national
convention in San Francisco. Of course it
would be a long distance to come and the
expense would be considerable to some of
the delegates. But California has been
'very good to us, sneaking from a political
standpoint, and she should receive consid
eration at our hands. Then' bringing ~ a
large number of . influential men to Cali
fornia would do a great deal of good. We
don't understand California at all in the
East and have no appreciation of its great
ness and wealth in resources. Most of
them are like me.
"I have lived near California for a long
time and heard a great deal about it ana
supposed that I knew something of the
State, but this visit has opened my eyes. I
have been amazed at your resources and
cannot say too much in praise of your
climate, your flowers and your scenery.
"Of course I can't tell who is likely to be
nominated by the Republicans. Reed,
McKinley and Allison are most talked
about. The prospects of the party are
very good , now and there is not much
chance to make any mistakes that can in
jure them, for Cleveland is there to pre
vent any legislation that would be apt to
hurt us. If we hold I our present position
we are bound to win. The Democratic
party seems to be very poor in material for
residential candidates. Gorman, I think,
is the strongest man they have, but Cleve
land may fight him." -?..;
FLEW THE YELLOW FLAG
The Coptic Arrives From China
With Smallpox on
Cabin Passengers May Be Rel eased
Day— The .Cargo
Landed. ; :
The Occidental and Oriental steamer
Coptic arrived in port . yesterday from
China and Japan. The coming of : the
Coptic has been -waited with considerable
interest, for it is many years since she was
here and since that time she has been
practically rebuilt. She has been put on
the China run to take the' place of the
Oceanic, which was sent home to England
for. extensive repairs. Those who hoped
to inspect the new steamer were disap
pointed, for she came into port flying the
yellow fla_, and the vessel and her pas
sengers were ordered into quarantine.
The Coptic arrived early yesterday morn
ing, and Quarantine Officer Lawlor
boarded her off Meiggs wharf, where she
dropped anchor. Two cases of smallpox
had been discovered on the trip, one of
which was found to be of the most viru
lent type. Dr. Lawlor ordered Captain
Lindsay to steam to the Angel Island
quarantine station, and during the trip the
cargo was fumigated.
There were 466 bales of raw silk on board
and the Occidental and Oriental Company
was desirous of getting the stuff ashore
with all possible expediency as in its
handling time meant money. The silk is
intended for the East, and every bale was
taken off and sent along toward its destin
ation last night. The tug Fearless was
pressed into service and she made . several
trips to and from the quarantine grounds
during the day. The tug also assisted in
the transfer of the steerage passengers
from the steamer to the island. The cabin
passengers remained on the steamer and
the work of fumigating them and the
steamer will be comoleted to-day. It is
expected that • the Coptic will dock this
afternoon when the passengers will be
_ In the steerage were 214 Chinese and 36
Japanese, and with the crew there 'are in
all 257 people in the quarantine station.
The smallpox first broke out on board on
the sth I inst. y A Chinese •* fireman > named
Ah , Hee developed unmistakable symp
toms of the dread disease, and Surgeon
Meloney, upon examining him pro
nounced his case ' the worst he ever saw.
The surgeon lost no time .in isolating Ah
Hee, and then. proceeded to vaccinate all
the passengers. , In going '.through the
steerage, the doctor ' discovered that Chim
Chiang, . another ..fireman,, had a slight
touch of the disease. ( Chim was also iso
lated, and Meloney barred all the doors. so
that the i. cabin \ passengers could * only go
on the (hurricane deck.. ; Thanks to" the
doctor's prompt action, the spread of con
tagion was * nipped" in ; the bud, and no
other cases were developed.'
p| The steerage passengers will remain in
quarantine for seven days if no new. cases
are discovered. "... The Coptic brings the
greatest number, of Chinese : which has
arrived here in a year. Of the batch of ,214
there were 73, for this city, the balance be
ing destined for . Panama and Havana.
They are all merchants.
Following is the list of cabin passengers:
George S. Arnold. Mrs.' Bostwick and child, J.
L. Brady, U. 8. N., Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Chapman,
W. S. Crosby, U. - S. N., Mr. and Mrs. Dunby,
Mrs. E. S. Dunby, Miss Dunby, Rev. : and Mrs.
Van Dyke and four children, H. Tuegge., E. C.
Fewell, ■K. J. : Griffin,' U. " S. N., A. M .Proctor,
U. S. N., J. P. J- Ryan, U. S. N., P. Dilligio, J. B.
Jobling,' Rev. and Mrs. Kingman and child, C.
J. Lang, U. 8. N., L. J. Magill, U. S. N., Percy C.
Morriss, M. B. I'engent, U. 8. N., E. R. Pollock,
U. S. N., J. B. Potter, U. S. N., W. G. Powell, U.
S.N.; H. B. Price, U. 8. N. Mrs. C. V. Sale and
child, Paymaster Sianim, U. S. N., Mr. and Mrs.
C. L. Smith, E. O. Tuttle, H. H. Ward, U. S. N.,
C. Wells, U. S. Is*., Count Wickenburg.
Will Point the Way.
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in the i Legislature with the evident pur
pose of annoying and embarrassing riders
of bicycles. Fortunately there is little
chance that any of them will be enacted
into law. On the other hand, there is one
measure which passed the Assembly on
Tuesday which all wheelmen will heartily
applaud. This provides for the erection of
guideboards and posts at highway inter
sections; a matter in which New York is
notably behind some other State:}. Public
convenience demands that at' every i road
crossing plain directions* should be piven
to travelers as to the neighboring towns
and their distances. In many sections .of
the State, this matter has been attended
to, if at all, in a haphazard way. A general
law requiring the erection . of suitable
guideboards, will produce excellent re
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