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SUNDAY APRIL 14, 1896
CITY NEWS IN BEIEP.
Nearly $3,000,000 has been subscribed to the
The valley road directors will purchase rall
ron<l ties on Monday.
The churches to-day will observe Easter
with special musical services.
Rev. Father Bradey. the Paulist priest, died
yesterday at St. Mary's Hospital.
Roper of Stanford broke the two-mile bicycle
time at the Olympic Club grounds.
The Fire Commissioners held their usual
weekly meeting yesterday afternoon.
The British ships Lord Spencer and Metropo
lis, which left port last week, are racing to
The spur track to Golden Gate Park is used
by the Southern Pacific Company for hauling
coal to power-houses near the park.
The wills of Ellen Gallncher, P. G. Fabetie,
D Callaghan, Edward Martin and Caroline
Meier were filed for probate yesterday.
Senator Stephen B. Elkins, at a dinner given
him last night at the Union Club, snM: "I'm
for the Nicaragua Canal first, last and all the
The University of California defeated Stan
ford University at the Olympic Club grounds
in the intercollegiate field trials by a score of
67 to 45.
Professor George D. Herron will preach at
the Central M. E. Church to-day (Sunday) at
$p. M. Subjecti "The Church and the W ork
The estate of Elise Hahn has been sued by
the Hibernia Savings and Loan Society to iore-
Close a mortgage for $1500 on property located
' 6n Elgin street.
Five officers of the Chinese Tailors' Union
•were brottght from £«cramento yesterday and
booked at'the City Prison on the charge of
Tb.eSeutb.ern Pacific Company la preparing
£Uitß to copdemn land on its proposed bay
•*hore road to San Mateo, and has engineers in
the field toward Baden.
Rev. Dr. Herron thinks the country is on the
verge of « revolution, which can be averted
only by the application of Christ's teachings to
every phase of daily life.
The steamer Coptic will be released from
quarantine on Friday. Her officers will not be
allowed ashore while she is in port, but the
cabin passengers will be landed.
People living out at the Mission are aroused
over tne murder of Minnie Williams. Ihey all
tefuse to believe that young Purant is in any
way implicated in the terrible crime.
The meeting for men only at the association
building. Ma«on and Ellis streets, this after
noon at 3 o'clock, will be addressed by Rev.
Dr. Williams on a subject appropriate to the
The charge of faiture to provide against
Policeman Peter Nauck was dismissed by
Judge Low yesterday, the complaining wit
ness, Mrs. Emma Kaiser, having failed to ap
pear in court.
The Servian-Montenegrin Liternry and Ben
evolent Society has sued the Greek-Russian-
Slavonian Orthodox Eastern Church and Ben
evolent Society for $3900, chiefly due on a
George Lorenz, a boy employed in the Mis
eion Woolen Mills, hadhis hand badly crus&ed
in the machinery yesterday, necessitating the
amputation of two fingers* at the City and
Professor Soult of the State University and
Professor Marx of Stanford, the experts em
ployed by the Harbor Commissioners, have
commenced an investigation into the work
done in the ferry foundation.
County Clerk Curry has discovered that his
. predecessor in office "made no effort to record
or report the estates liable to the collateral
Inheritance tax, and the school fund thereby
losts many thousands of dollars.
C. Calmon, proprietor of the White House,
520 Jackston street, instantly killed Rene Le
fevre at the lodging-house on account of inti
macy with Mrs. Calmon. The murderer is un
der arrest and pleads self-defense.
There is an outlook for much discussion in
religious circles over the sermons of Professor
Ilerron. who is said to be somewhat radical in
t^une of his views. Workingmen axe particu
larly friendly to Professor Herron.
The Bay iMstrict stakes, a six-furlong handi
cap for two-y-.-ar-olds. worth $2050 to the win
ner, was taien by Mermaid at the track yes
terday. The other winners were Nellie G,
Bellicoso, Trix, April and Ingomar.
The society ladies of Stockton will Issue this
afternoon a special edition of the Evening Mail,
which i« owned by Harbor Commissioner Col
non. The proceeds are to be devoted to the
terminal fund of the new valley railroad.
Mark Stein, 19 Clinton place, took the borse-
Fhoe from the door on Friday and beat his
wife with it till she was black and blue. Yes
terday she swore out a warrant for his arrest
on the charge of assault with a deadly weapon.
A suit was filed in the United States Circuit
Court yesterday by Margaret McNeil against
James McNeil, in -which charges of conspiracy
«nd fraud were made against the defendant
•nd several attorneys, who, however, deny
Stanford University students defeated the
champion students of Berkeley University in
Cebate last week. The soore was evened yes
terday when the Berkeley men overthrew the
gtanibrd representatives in the intercollegiate
Argument in the preliminary proceedings of
the Spreckels slander case as to the right of
plaintiff to answer or decline to answer certain
Interrogatories as a deponent close! yesterday,
end the question was taken under advisement
. by Judge Daingerfield.
Captain Healy of the revenue cutter Bear
would not affirm nor deny the story that a
demand had been made upon the officers to
raise a fund of from $15,000 to $20,000 to
defray the expenses of having the Fry pension
bill pass through Congress.
Mrs. Kate Hamilton, who was charged with
felony embezzlement by Philip Abrams of
Seattle in getting away with part of his furni
ture and personal effects, had her case dis
missed by Judge Low yesterday, as it was a
matter for the civil courts to settle.
Miss Minnie Williams was brutally murdered
|n the Emanuel Baptist Church iast Friday
night. She came over from Alameda to attend
a meeting of the Young People's Society of
Christian Endeavor and a social at Dr. Vogel's
tiouse, but was enticed into the church to her
Fred Bushnell, while intoxicated, was cross
ing Montgamery avenue at Broadway last
eight when he was knocked down by a Union-
Street car. H« was taken to the Receiving
Hospital, where it was found that his back,
ribs and arm werejaroken and his scalp badly
lacerated. He wilr probably die.
Next Friday evening the young ladies' class
in physical culture connected with the Young
Jlen's Christian Association is to give an en
tertainment in the association auditorium,
Mason and Ellis streets, to consist of pyramids,
tableaux, class drill, calisthenics, Delsarte ex
ercises, etc.; also musical and literary exer
Mrs. Marie Stinson-Lathrop, whose beautiful
voice and finished singing will be remembered
by all who heard her a few years since, will
make her first appearance since her return '
from Boston at H. B. I'asrnore's concert at the
Y. M. C. A. Auditorium en Friday, the 2Gth
lnst. While in Boston Mrs. Lathrop studied
vith Charles Adams, who thought highly of
her. She will sing two new songs by Pasmore.
The performance of "Pinatore" atStockwell's
Theater, which was to have been given last
night by students of Stanford University, has
been indefinitely postponed. A number of
seats had been sold, and there was every evi
dence that the house would be a crowded one.
All ticket-holders have had their money re
turni-d, as there is no knowing when the per
• lormanee will be given. The postponement
took place, as some of the lady singers found
that other engagements would prevent them
from appearing last night.
Mortgaged the Mule.
Last year a colored farmer in Georgia
went to a white neighbor and said:
"Mass'r Johnson, I give you all $5 fer dat
big-legged mule," referring to an animal
that bad become useless because of some
disease of the limbs and hau been turned
out to die.
''What on earth do you want of that
mule?" replied the owner. "He's too weak
to work and too lame to drive more than
half a mile at a time.''
"Datdoan't make no difference to me,
boss. I wants dat critter an' '11 give you
all $5 for him."
The offer was accepted and the trade was
made. A few weeks after the former owner
met the purchaser in town and asked how
the big-legged mule was getting on.
'•Fust rate, fust rate," was the ready
reply. "I done mor' gaged him for $20."
And it was found to be a fact. The negro
6 ad borrowed $i'O for twelve months at 1
per cent a month and given a lien upon
Ihe lame mule as security.— Chicago
• — • — ■
Money makes the mare go and buys the Al-
CAPTAIN HEALY SILENT
He Declines to Discuss the
Assessment of Revenue
A DISCONTENTED OFFICER
Will Not Affirm or Deny the Truth
fulness of the State
Captain Healy of the revenue cutter Bear
was reticent when approached for an inter
view on the subject of the $112 assessment,
alleged to have been made on the officers
in the revenue cutter service to defray the
expenses of the passage of the Frye law
through Congress. The new law provides
for the retirement of revenue cutter officers
on a pension after a certain age, or after
they haci been in the service a given time.
The Hamilton Club, which is composed
of active officers in the service, was re
cently notified of an assessment of $112
to each member, and there is a howl in
the ranks as a result. C. T. Shoemaker, who
is treasurer of the organization, sent out
the notice from Washington. This is the
point that Captain Healy felt delicate
Like the other officers interviewed he
would not affirm or deny that the assess
ment had been made. He did say, how
ever, that the officers in the service had
contributed $5 each to defray the legiti
mate expenses attending the passage of
"I have heard these stories," he said,
"and they have been started by a man who
should not really be in the service. This
was a private matter and should have been
kept a secret, but this person, whose name
I will not mention, is discontented, and is
endeavoring to injure the service to gain
his own selfish ends.
The captain would not express an opin
ion as to whether the $20,000 demanded
would be raised by the officers, and for the
good of the service thought the whole
matter should be dropped. The Bear sails
for Bering Sea on Monday.
CHARGES OF CONSPIRACY
Sensational Suit Filed in the
United States Circuit
A Santa Cruz Capitalist and Dis
trict Attorney Barnes Ac
A sensational suit, entitled Margaret
McNeil against James McNeil, was filed
yesterday in the United States ' Circuit
Court. In it charges of conspiracy ' and
fraud upon a San Francisco Superior Court
are made against the defendant, and against
District Attorney W. S. Barnes, W. B.
Blair, chief clerk to the District Attorney,
and W. S. Hinkle, a former Assistant Dis
trict Attorney. The plaintiff in the suit
resides in Pittsburg, Pa., and the defendant
in Santa Cruz. The complaint states:
That the plaintiff and the defendant inter
married on July 4, 18G5, and lived together till
November, 1885, -when defendant deserted
plaintiff. That in March, 1890, she brought
suit tor a divorce on the ground of his infidel
ity with one Louisa Simendinger, asking, also,
alimony and half the community property.
That defendant tiled an answer and cross-com
plaint, alleging cruel and barbarous treatment.
That the case wag tried by a jury and that on
May 11, 1892, the plaintiff was awarded a de
cree of divorce on the ground of desertion.
That on June 10, 1893, she received a verdict
for .$10,950 alimony and counsel fees; that the
defendant appealed the case and that the ap
peal was dismissed.
That for some time subsequent to plaintiff's
desertion by defendant he lived within a few
doors of her residence, 25 Fifth street, Pitts
burg; that in March, 1891, he was living with
one Louisa Simendinger in Santa Cruz.
That in November, 1891, while plaintiff's suit
for divorce was pending and while defendant
was fighting it, he brought suit for a divorce
in the Superior Court of San Francisco before
Judge Lawler. That in his complaint he ac
cused her of saying :
"He is a drunkard and was raised on a poor
farm; he has abused me; he killed his first
wife; he will not provide for me; he is no good;
he starved the family; he ought to get ont of
Pittsburg and not disgrace the family."
That everything was done by him secretly
and at the time that he was vigorously fighting
her suit in the Court of Common Fleas No. 1
of Allegheny County. Pa. ; that at that time
and subsequently up to September, 1893, the
was searching vigorously for him.
That at the tune said James McNeil began
suit bis attorney was William S. Barnes, Dis
trict Attorney; that W. B. Blair, the referee,
was a clerk in Barnes' office, and that W. 8.
Hinkle, who swore he mailed a copy of the
complaint, was Assistant District Attorney. .
That said hearing before said referee was a
mockery and fraud upon the court. That
such findings and - decrees ■■ are the result of
fraud and conspiracy and false testimony, and
said decree never would have been granted but
for the imposition practiced upon said Superior
Court afoiesaid. v
The complaint also sets forth that the
defendant owns land in Santa Cruz valued
at $100,000 on the Cliff road, the Clidd-road
plateau in the Bay View Tract, on Mora
street and in the -Mission Orchard Tract;
that he owns shares in the Santa Cruz
Light and Power Company, of which he is
president,- to the amount of $65,000: and
that he also owns shares in the City Bank
of Santa Cruz.
The plaintiff prays that the decree of
divorce granted the defendant be set aside,
and that half the property he owns in this
State be awarded to plaintiff.
District Attorney Barnes last , night
denied that there had been any conspiracy.
That 18 the McNeil case. A copy of the
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 1895.
complaint was brought me to-day by the de
fendant, and I shall represent him in the
The. statements in the complaint as to the
official positions held by myself, Mr. Blair and
Mr. Hinkle are all true. I was Mr. McNeil's
attorney, Mr. Blair acted as referee and Mr.
Hinkle mailed the copy of the complaint. But
as to the conspiracy charge, that is all non
sense. There never" w»s any conspiracy, or, if
there wus, I know nothing about it. Mr. Mc-
Neil came to me and wanted me to bring suit
for a divorce. He said he did not know where
his wife was. I brought suit, and ne was
granted a decree.
Mr. Blair has gone to attend the fiesta in
Los Angeles, and Mr. Hinkle could not be
found last night. Mrs. Hinkle is visiting
across the bay, and during her absence the
family residence is closed.
M'NEIL IN SANTA CEUZ.
He Is Interested in the City Bank and Other
BANTA CRUZ, April 13.— 1n December,
1891, a young woman calling herself Misa
Lou Simmons arrived at Santa Cruz, ac
companied by a girl much younger than
herself, and took rooms at a fashionable
hotel. She was a comely young person of
a lively disposition. Shortly before Christ
mas she announced to the proprietor of the
hotel that a friend from !San Francisco
would spend Christmas with her. Promptly
on time her friend arrived. He was a
stout, florid, pompous man of middle age,
who spoke with a pronounced Scottish
accent. He registered as "James McNeil."
He returned to San Francisco the same
day ; but before going told the hotel pro-
THE BUSH AND THE BEAK.
[Sketched for the "Gill" by Coulter.]
prietor he was so much pleased with Santa
Cruz that he would return and spend a
week. On his return he was accompanied
by trunks of generous size, and he staid
all winter. He displayed evidences of a
comfortable bank account, and was very
attentive to Miss Simmons
In a few weeks the younger lady departed
ami McNeil's attentions to Miss Simmons
were redoubled. His plethoric pocket
i book made them acceptable to the Santa
Cniz society people, but before the winter
was over it was remarked that the two
were too intimate. McNeil claimed they
were engaged, while Miss Simmons when
rallied about the engagement denied it in
an undecided way.
It was said that they were only awaiting
a divorce from McNeil's wife in Pittsburg
The Eastern wife and her six children
were obstacles which McNeil eliminated in
some way. The couple left here and were
away for a short time. When they re
turned they registered at another hotel as
Mr. and Mrs. James McNeil. Th«y were
accepted apparently at their own valu
j ation in local and summer society. Soon
they purchased a villa site on the Cliff
road near Phelan Park and began the
erection of a colonial residence. They re
mained at tbe hotel about a year, during
which time McNeil posed as a money
magnate and hia wife as a society leader.
The villa, which McNeil calltd Riither
glen Terrace, was opened in June, 1893,
with a grand reception. Since then Mr.
and Mrs. McNeil hare entertained exten
sively, among their guests being promi
nent people from San Francisco and rela
tives from the East. None of his children
in the East ever visited him. His oldest
son is a student in Princeton College, who
was severely injured recently by being
Visitors from the vicinity of Pittsburg
have had little to say about Mr. and Mrs.
McNeil, but it is understood that the
woman known as Mrs. McNeil and earlier
as Miss Simmons was really Miss Louisa
Simendinger, formerly of Pittsburg.
McNeil's commercial career here has not
! been a brilliant one. When he first ar
i rived he represented himself as a retired
! capitalist, who had acquired a fortune in
! the iron trade in Pittsburg and had come
out to California to see the country and en
joy a well-earned rest.
His financial acuteness found favor
with F. A. Hihn, a local capitalist, who
was lareely interested in the City Bank,
and McNeil was taken into that institu
tion and sold a block or so of preferred
Ptock. The Santa Cruz Electric Light and
Power Company about this time was
planning extensive improvements. He
> invested a few thousand dollars in the
j stock of this corporation and became
! manager. He is now president of the
WILL PKOTECT THE LARK.
The Century Club Has Become the
Bird's Defender— The City Ordi
The meadow-lark is to be protected, at
least in San Francisco. Some time ago the
Call pnblished two or three articles show
ing the danger existing that this, the only
characteristic songbird, would soon be ex
terminated if the ravages of pot-hunters
were to go on unmolested. An appeal was
made to some of the clubs of earnest
women that they make an effort to save
The response has been prompt. The
Assembly for Practical Work of •the Cen
tury Club took the matter up at once, and
the ladies have been busy learning first
what was possible to be done, and then the
best manner of doing it.
Asa result of their investigations the fol
lowing ordinance has been unearthed :
Order No. 2703— Prohibiting the buying,
selling or offering for sale of any red-breasted
robin or brush rohin or meadow-lark, between
the lßt day of March and the Ist day of Oc
tober of each year.
The people of the city and county of San
Franciwco do orda iv as follows :
Section 1. Every person who in the city and
county of San Francisco, State of California,
shall between the first day of March and
the first day of October of each
year, buy or sell or offer for sale, or have in his
MMMMioa any red-breasted robin or any
brush robin or any meadow-lark shall be
guilty o f a misdemeanor.
Sec". 2. This order shall take effect and be in
force from and after its passage.
In Board of Supervisors, San Francisco, May
After having been published five successive
days, according to law, taken up and passed by
the following vote !
Ayes— Supervisors Goodwin, Rogers, Stanton,
Kennedy, Forman, Reis, Ryan, Pay. Dundon,
Hinton, James, Denman, and approved by
Mayor Ellert June 1, 1894.
SEARCHING AFTER TRUTH
Arguments Upon Relevancy of
Questions in the Spreckels
A EIGHT FOR EITHER PARTY.
Counsel Throw Light Upon the
Law In the Matter of Depo
Judge Daingerneld was engaged almost
continuously from 11 a. m. to G p. m. yester
day in listening to arguments of counsel in
the preliminary proceedings in the
Spreckels slander suit yesterday.
In the course of the taking of depositions
by the defendant, Claus Spreckels, certain
obstacles had been placed in the way of
full elucidation by the objection of coun
sel of C. A. Spreckels, under interrogation,
to certain questions. The latter were
argoed either or altogether immaterial, ir
relevant and incompetent and it was de
cided, instead of citing the witness for con-
tempt, to leave the question of relevancy
in the hands of Judge Daingerfield. Clans
Spreckels, the defendant, was represented
in the argument by Delmas & Short
ridge and C. A. Spreckels, the plaintiff, by
Attorney Ach opened proceedings by re
ferring to the intimate character of two
questions objected to in the deposition. He
failed to see their relevancy to the present
suit fur slander. All questions bearing
upon the business relations of C. A. Spreck
els and his father his client had answered
or was willing to answer. But, under ad
vice of counsel, behad declined to go into
particulars of his early history or of his
personal expenditures after he had severed
relations of a business nature with His
father. This severance of business rela
tions had occurred in 1891, and since that
his business had been his own concern.
Counsel referred specially to a question
bearing on certain investments and their
amount since he left his father's employ
in Philadelphia, and, at the court's in
stance, confined himself at this time to
that issue. •
Samuel M. Shortridge then argued that
the question of the scope of an interroga
tory should enter into this question of rele
vancy. Many questions, which might at
first blush appear irrelevant, were impor
tant as bearing on the merits of plaintiff's
case. The interrogation had proceeded to
a point when it was seemingly getting too
close to the heart and conscience of plain
tiff, and he had then shielded himself be
neath the objections of his counsel. He
contended that all the questions asked
were material and must be answered at
this stage of the case. Afterward, if any
question appeared irrelevant, it might be
excluded on the proper objection at the
trial, but at this stage of the proceedings
before a notary they must be answered.
The contention of the defendant's at
torney, if sustained, would utterly nullify
the law of the State on depositions. It was
not necessary for an answer to the com
plaint to be in before these questions were
answered. Under such a rule a witness
might decline to answer such a simple
question as, "What is your name?"
"Is the taking of a deposition a more
idle, vexatious thing? Not so; it serves a
wise Not only that plaintiff's
conscience may be probed, but contingen
cies of death, travel and accident sanction
this procedure. It is not a mere fishing for
testimony. The deposition can be used
by either party at the trial, subject to all
le-gal objections. We can put any ques
tion suen as these to show the inherent
lark of truth of the witness."
Mr. Shortridge quoted authorities on
these points ana to show the importance
of a deposition. The origin of the proceed
ings was the old "bill of discovery," to
draw out from defendant, or a probable
future defendant, evidence to aid in fram
ing a new bill at law. Anything to assist
plaintiff in the cause of action might be
drawn from the defendant, and any testi- j
niony in the knowledge and keeping of
plaintiff could be drawn out of him, al
though it might expose his weakness and
exhibit the inherent rottenness and cor
ruption of his cause.
For instance, the plaintiff, C. A. Spreck
els, has declared, in his complaint, that he
was a capitalist and merchant, and that he
has enjoyed a good reputation as a man of
affairs. The counsel contended that his
side had a right to inquire as to ills reputa
tion and credit.
"This is not an idle inquiry," concluded
Mr. Shortridge, "but it is the solemn
knocking at the breast of an adversary and
asking him, "Are these things true?' And
under an enlightened jurisprudence it is
sanctioned. As Mr. Justice Brewer said,
'The truth cannot harm a man,' and only
the truth is sought in this case."
Attorney D. M. Del mas here stated the
contention of defendant. "We claim that
when a plaintiff brings an action and we
have put in an appearance we have a right
to examine a witness on any matter," he
After a brief recess Attorney Shortridge
resumed his argument and citation of au
thorities. These questions were necessary
to show that the case was wholly without
merit, iniquitous in character, and would
properly be thrown out; that defendant
lui-ht either admit the publication and its
truth or take another course.
The questions as to plaintiff's income
might become most material. That re
garding his assets and liabilities went to
the very heart of the case, and a truthful
answer might show that he was in the
very quicksands of bankruptcy. All ques
tions were permitted, even if the answers
showed that these accusations were ut
tered under strong, high and justifiable
provocation. If a stop was placed on
these answers the statute on depositions
was made of no effect.
Attorney Delmas then node* suppl*
mental reply. ,He said the question was,
'Can a defendant to an action compel his
adversary to answer questions which are
possibly relevant to a case which hap not
come to trial?'' It wa3 to the interest of
both parties that these Questions should
be answered by the plaintiff, for if there
had been any obscurity in the dealings be
tween father and son no one certainly
would be more gratified to have it cleared
away and to acknowledge any wrong he
had done him than the father, the man
who gave him his being. But if the plain
tiff could not brush away any cloud that
existed, he would certainly prefer that this
investigation should be of a private nature
rather than in open court. Would the rule
of law sanction so desirable an end?
It rested on the plaintiff to Drove the
language complained of to have been both
false and unprivileged. The attorney then
argued on the reasonableness of the ques
tions objected to. That as to the plain
tiff's investments was based on the com
mon method of detecting embezzlement —
the ascertaining thai a suspect has lived
beyond his means and so forth. The mat
ter was one largely of statutory construc
tion and the law placed no limitations on
the questions to be answered.
Attorney Ach then closed for plaintiff.
He held that the suit was brought to effect
a public vindication. He then argued on
the question of relevancy at length. If the
court decided that these questions were
relevant he would say on behalf of his
client: "Come on, gentlemen, and you can
have it all." He then took up the ques
tions objected to seriatim and cited au
thorities to support tne objections.
The matter was then submitted.
OVER THE RESERVATION.
A Proposed Drive From Sausa
lito to Point Bonita
Dan O'Connell Describes the Beauty
and Grandeur of the
Perennially, even as the wild poppy
comes with the spring, and the orchard
trees blossom in May, arises the appeal to
the paternal Government to construct a
road from Sausalito to the Point Bonita
lighthouse. It would be a drive of rare
beauty and grandeur, affording a view of
t!ie Golden Gate and the harbor to the
south and west, the jFarallones to the
northwest, and lofty Tanialpais and the
Contra Costa hills to the north and east.
And the total expense, some of which
would be borne by the citizens of Marin
County, would not exceed $2500.
But the Government is obdurate, and
will not build. Its engineers allege that
such a thoroughfare would make the
reservation too popular, and that the San
Francisco hoodlum and the females of his
kind would picnic there and build fires to
cook their coffee, and probably set Uncle
Sam's possessions ablaze. To this tne
road advocates reply that the constant
Sunday traffic would be in itself a protec
tion, and that the rowdy and his kind
would shun contact with that respectabil
ity which owns a team or can afford to
hire one at the livery stables. They point
out the undeniable fact that when a body
is cast up on these shores, as in the case of
the wrecking steamer Samson, the Coroner
is obliged to use a mustang to strap the
remains on, and that the dire necessity of
this indignity to the dead rests upon the
shoulders of the Government, which seems
to bear the burden lightly. Also in case
of an accident to the men at the fog
whistle or the lighthouse, which in the
handling of machinery is always to be ap
prehended, the doctor" would have to go on
horseback to attend the patient, and doc
tors as a rule are not anxious to take the
risk of bestriding an unknown horse.
General McDowell converted the Pre
sidio from a succession of barren slopes
DANIEL O'CONNELIi, BOHEMIAN AND DRAMATIST.
into a beautiful park, with well-paved,
wooded avenues and acres of young plan
tations. The scenery from the opposite
peninsula is of a more impressive charac
ter. The cliffs are bold and perpendiculra
and the surf majestic.
The waves that fret themselves upon the
sands of Bakers Beacn, and the vicinity,
are breakers in swaddling clothes by com
parison with the big, white-manea mon
sters, spurred on by the northwest wind, to
smite the iron barriers which oppose their
fury. Then there are curves, where the
ocean is lost sight of, and a pastoral valley,
with cattle knee deep in clover, or drows
ing in the shade of the willow groves, un
folds itself, to be again succeeded by the
vast stretch of sea, sometimes in a business
mood, with tall-sparred ships waiting for
the trim, swift pilot-boats and purling tugs
dodging here and there for some becalmed'
mariner whom the currents are setting in
shore, and who is hungry for snug an
The problem of why every effort to have
the road built is futile is classed with those
impenetrable mysteries which have saved
Arch Rock and Anita Rock from removal.
When some ship or steamer smashes into
them in a heavy summer fog, and the har
bor's hungry maw is crammed with
drowned men and women, the Govern
ment engineers will see the necessity of an
appropriation, and condemn them as a for
midable menace to life and commerce.
Music at the Park.
The following selections will be played
by the band at Golden Gate Park this
March, "March of the H eavenly Twins"
Nina Duval Crittenden
Overture. "Si jVtais Roi" Adam
WaJtrcr Rondo, "Aufforderung zum Tans" . .Weber
"Die Post in Walde" Schoffcr
Syruphonlschc Dlchtung, "lies Preludes" Liszt
Overture, "Zampa" Herold
Waltzer, "Die Lustlgen Bruder" Yollstaedl
bymphonie,"Audante aus der H-moll" (unvoll
enaet) Sch übert
"Schling Cumtataratata" (Potpourri) Keckzeh
"CuvaUerie Charge" Luedera
Berlin is said to be the healthiest city in
Portland, Me., sends lobsters to Eng
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. Furniture moved •at low rates by Morton
Special D«Uve ry . Plum mAln, 46. ' •
SENATOR ELKINS DINED
The Union League Club En
tertains Him at an In
CONGRESSMAN JOY A GUEST.
Outspoken Language on California,
Railroads and the Nicaragua
An informal dinner was given last night
by the Union League Club to Senator
Stephen B. Elkins of West Virginia and
Congressman Charles F. Joy of Missouri,
who are paying San Francisco a tiying
The dinner was given in the club dining
room, and instead of the conventional ar
rangement of banquet boards there were
several round tables decorated with
bunches of roses and yellow-shaded can
delabra. Quite a large representation of
Union League members sat down with
their guests, and enjoyed themselves while
an orchestra contributed pleasing music
and a dainty and plenteous menu was
Morgan W. Backus presided. He intro
duced Senator Elkins in a flattering ad
Senator Elkins began by telling his
hearers he was clad of an opportunity of
saying a good word about San Francisco
and California. He felt at home in the
Union League Club, as he always does
whenever he goes among Republicans, and
so he would speak with the festive mem
bers in a familiaT strain, which he did.
"In California you have a world within
yourselves," he continued. "If California
were cut off from the rest of the world you
are still self-supporting; there is every
thing here to support life, to%e a world to
itself apart. I don't know if so much can
be said for any other State in the Union.
In the East we have become used to as
sociating California with the idea that it is
only a gold-producing State. But I have
seen her other products, and see that
gold is among the least considerable, and
that idea has been dissipated in my mind.
"After coming ud here from Mexico I
am convinced that California must sooner
or later absorb the trade of Mexico. You
aree nearer to Mexico than the Eastern
centers are, and in the nature of things
California must manufacture for the sister
republic. This leads me to the proposi
tion, how is California to be made a manu
facturing State? California can raise
enough to support five millions of people.
You have coal and iron in the mountains
back of you, I understand. Neither is of
any use "up there, but they must be brought
here where people can live. A plow can
be made here in California and sold for
half what it is sold for now."
He spoke of the Nicaragua canal as the
greatest work of all the ages. li With that
accomplished," said he, "there is no tell
ing what is in the future for California. A
gentleman asked me about the canal and I
said to him, 'As to the Nicaragua canal,
you can't fix up a bill that I won't vote for.'
"I am for the Nicaragua canal first, last
and all the time."
This outspoken declaration was followed
by tremendous applause, which interrupted
the Senator. .
'The cost should hardly be considered,"
he added. "With the canal you will com
pete with Europe on its own ground. I
look upon the canal as an assured fact in
the near future.
"You can't keep the railroads out of
California. They are banked up, assembled,
at Salt Lake — 15,000 miles of railroad
behind them— a great reservoir that will
burst and florid in upon you, and then the
prosperity of California is assured."
Congressman Joy delivered a humorous
address, which was highly appreciated,
after which the dinner party broke up.
TO AID THE NEW KOAD.
Society Ladies of Stockton Issue a Spe
cial Edition of Editor Col
"The society ladies of Stockton have
taken a novel method of raising money for
the valley railroad." said P. A. Buell, pres
ident of the Stockton Commercial Associa
tion, yesterday. "To-morrow they will is
sue a special edition of the Stockton Mail
—Harbor Commissioner Colnon's paper—
and every bit of the work necessary to get
out the edition has been done by the ladies.
"The law regarding the granting of
franchises requires that they be adver
tised in some paper of the county for ten
consecutive days. There is, however, in
Ban Joaquin no paper which publishes
more than six regular issues in one week.
To get around the difficulty, the Mail will
print a Sunday edition. About the middle
of the week it was suggested that it be
turned over to the ladies. Mr. Colnon was
agreeable, and since then the women have
worked like beavers. They have written
the necessary editorials, got up special
stories and, "better yet, secured a great
number of advertisements.
"What kind of a paper will they get out?
I do not know that I ought to tell, for the
Call reaches Stockton long before our
paper will be out and the Call is widely
read in our town. It will, however, have
a specially designed front page in photo
gravure, which is very attractive and the
special features which I have seen are ex
"The staff which has done the work on
the edition includes Mrs. Alpha Davis,
managing editor; Mrs. W. D. Buckley, as
sistant editor; Mrs. H. E. Williamson and
Miss Hannah Grey, reporters, and Mrs.
Elsom and Mrs. Mayor McCall, advertis
ing solicitors. Mrs. Davis is an experi
enced newspaper woman and is known to
the press as 'The Mail's Girl.' "
The design for the front page of the edi
tion is a beautiful one. It represents
"Progress" entering Stockton, "the gate
way of the San Joa<iuin," and a map of the
new railroad and several allegorical
sketches are artistically introduced. The
design was furnished by Mrs. P. A. Buell
An effort is being made in Newfound
land, it is said. to| have Canada tunnel
under the Straits of Belle Isle in order to
sive the island all rail communication with
anada. The straits are about twelve and
one-half miles wide, and it is said the land
formation is favorable to the scheme. An
other plan is to have the island railway
completed to Belle Isle, and a ferry line es
tablished on the straits to make connec
tion with the railway for Quebec.
STAMPED ON A SHOE
MEANS STANDARD OF MERIT.
What store leads in giving honest values to the
public? Why, the Philadelphia Shoe Company, of
course, and auy customer who ever bought an
article from us will bask up our statement. Our
boast is that we never misrepresent an article, and
we now assert that we have the most complete
line of medium-priced Tan Shoes ever displayed
in this city. We can fit all feet and at prices that
will tit all pockets. Don't be deceived and go else-
where. First call and examine our stock, and if
you are not satisfied don't buy. We have a com-
plete assortment of Tan Oxfords and Southern
Ties, with cither cloth or kid tops, pointed or square
toes. We have Tan Shoes for men, women and
children. We have fine shoes as well as cheap
ones, but remember that whatever you buy that
you receive a better article at a lower price than
you would receive from any other store. This week
we are selling .Ladies' Tan Oxfords, with pointed
toes and tips and handturned soles for
SI. 2 5
That will wear well, and retail regularly for ?1 75
and $2. Widths C, D and E.
ci nn Iff
Children are always hard on their shoes, and
wear them out quickly, but we have a line of Bns-
set Ooat Button Straight Foxed and Tipped, with
j Spring Heels and durable soles that we guarantee
I for wear, and which we will sell at the following
prices. Widths, C, D and E.
Child's sizes, 7 to lO SI.
Misses' sizes, 11 to 2 81.25
Co en Ii I
$2.30 l H I.
We claim to sell cheaper than onr competitors
and we will now prove it. This week we are mak-
ing a special sale of Ladies' Tan Button Shoes,
Straight Foxed. Pointed or Square Toes and V-
shaped Tips, and Pliable Soles which we will sell
Remember we have cheaper Tan Shoes: shoes
that can be retailed for $1 50 and $2. but our $2 50
line Is a leader and Is made by the Slebe, < :ianvllle
Company. They are made of the Finest Tan Vie!
Kid, and" are just as easy on the feet as a black kid
shoe. Being soft and pliable they require no break-
ing in. They are a bargain and retail elsewhere for
$3 50 and $4.
Conn try orders solicited.
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This is to certify that I am well acquainted with
W. T. Wenzell, and that I consider him one of the
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of the strictest integrity.
C. A. CLINTON, M.D.,
Ex-member of Board of Health.
I Indorse Dr. Clinton's opinion of Professor Wen-
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. • W. H. LOGAN, Ph.G.. M.D.
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