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REPLIES TO STILWELL
Engineer Holmes' Explanation
as to the Detective's
HIS VIEWS OF MOORE'S STORY.
Numerous Details Given In His
Communication to the Grand
Following is the full text of the answer
made by Engineer Howard C. Holmes to
the criticism passed on him by Detective
Stilwell iv a recent communication to the
To the Grand Jury of the City and County of
San Francisco— Gektlkmkn: In answering the
accusation contained in the anonymous letter
of Mr. A. S. Moore and the report of Detective
Stilwell I desire to submit the following, and
will endeavor to answer the statements in the
order that they appear in the report submitted
to your honorable body:
First— The people of the State of California
Were asked to vote on the issuance of and sale
of State bonds to the extent oi 8600,000 by act
of Legislature approved March IT, 1891, one
and a half years before I was appointed engi
neer of the'state Board of Harbor Commission
ers; the estimate of the amount required be
ing made some time prior to this date, conse
quently it would have been impossible forme,
as engineer of said boari, to have made this es
timate. This estimate. 1 am credited with by
both Stilwell and Moore. '?ee page 23 of the bi
ennial report oi the said Harbor Commission
en for the years ending 1892 and 1894 and
marked exhibit 1.)
Second— Moore states that in the fall of 1891!
the Harbor Commissioners advertised for bids
tor the construction ot the Union Depot foun
dation, and on NovemDer 21, 1892, the San
Francisco Bridge Company deeded to me for a
nominal sum a lot on tiie corner of Green and
Bansome streets; also that when the bids were
opened Bateman Bros, were the lowest bidder,
but their bid was refused for the reason that
Holmes declared that they were incapable of
doing the work. The facts are as follows:
The Harbor Commissioners received bids for
this foundation on February 23, 1893, and all
bids were rejected because "they were deemed
too high by the Commissioners, and not by the
engineer; not that they were too high for the
amount of work to be done, but lor the amount
of available money in the harbor improvement
lund. The pians were then inodiiied as to the
length of foundation, it being shortened sume
200 feet, and the depth of concrete piers re
duced from 24 ! 2 feet to 20 feet. This was all
under my advice (that is, the reduction of the
amount of work).
I signed an agreement on November 9, 1892,
to purchase from the Anglo-Califorman Bank
the 50-vara on the southwest corner of Green
and bansome streets for the sum of $17,500,
subject to a lease to the Gray Bros, from said
bank, dated June 14, 1892, copy of which
lease, and the opinion of F. jj. Miration, attor
ney, as to its bearings upon said foundation
contract, I submit— marked exhibits 2 and 3.
The agreement to purchase may be found in
the real estate office of Thomas* Magee, and 1
also desire to state that he had this lot for sale
on October 27, 1592, at the above figure.
The manner in which I paid for the lot will
be found in the records of the San Francisco
Savings Union and the Anglo-Californian
With regards to the cable railroad that Moore
refers to, and in which he claims that I was
the trusted engineer, I desire to state that I
had the same holdings in the said road as the
said Moore, and that he was my partner in the
contract, and all profits accruing from said
contract, and in all commissions which wore
derived from sale of machinery, he shared
equally with myself. Furthermore, if the
stockholders were dissatisfied, as he claims
they were, they showed this dissatisfaction in
awarding me another contract in the year fol
lowine the completion of the lirst.
As for the bridge Moore speaks of, the San
Francisco Bridge Company had a contract with
the Spokane Cable Railway Company before I
knew said cable railway company was in
existence, and, while I am not in any way de
fending the said f-an Francisco Bridge Com
pany, i desire to state that the cause of the
bridge tailing the first time was from the wash
ing out oi the false work before completion by
the sudden rise of the Spokane River, and on
the second occasion by careless bins ting on the
pan of the Spokane Water-power Company.
Moore fays- that I spent seventy half days and
eighteen full days In the conduct of a lawsuit,
milking fifty-four days in ail. I have no cause
to regret the same, As it netted me about $106
per day in an accounting suit against this said
Moore.in which hi.* own attorneys forced him
to allow me some $IKHK) in place of Ihe $1950
which his balance sheet — doctored for the pur
pose — showed was due me.
The records of the Harbor Commissioners'
ofhee will show what my report was as to Fre
mont-street wharf, and the same records will
also (■how that the Powell-street whnrf is in
first-class condition. Neither of theße%rharvefl
were built during my term of cilice.
As for my traompetency, I challenge either
Mr. Stilwell oi Mr. Moore to rind any private
individual or corporation that I have "ever been
employed by that will say a disparaging word
as to my ability. I refer to Bucn people aa the
California-street Railway Company, the I'ow
ell-street, the Union-street, and to such men as
A. E. Davis, James B. Stetson, Robert Watt,
Alfred Borel, George A. Newell, William Clift,
Martin <t Ballard, W. J. Adams and many
As to the asphalt pavement which Mr. Moore
Boeaks of, I Will f-ay J am willing the jury
should call any expert in that line of business
to pass upon the possibility of getting :i uni
form surface of bituminous rock upon a per
fectly level plane. Furthermore, in answer to
Mr. Stilwell, I challenge him to find a depres
sion even one inch in depth, and I stand ready
to flood the surface of the i-aid pavement with
water for the benefit of the Grand Jury.
It is a matter of record in the Harbor Com
mi-'-ioners' office that I condemned several
hundred tons of bitumen before getting satis
factory material for the much-abused pave
ment,"and only accepted the same upon condi
tion that th"c contractor file n bond to keep it
in repair for the period of ti ve years, thi* not
being called for in the contract or specifica
tions. The papers are on file with the board,
and can be seen at any time.
I fail to understand what Moore means when
he refers to plastering the piers.
Moore says that I, while the trusted engineer
of the above cable-road, drew down rebate on
special material. I will say here that I was
never employed as engineer for the above
railroad, and never received compensation as.
such. There was no special material, only
such as was furnished under the contract and
(n accordance with the specifications, or on a
percentage basis. All profits and percentages
Moore shared equally with myself.
If Mr. Searls refused to be paid for refrain
ing from bidding on the ferry foundation con
tract 1 fA.il to see how that affects my integrity.
. I challenge Mr. Charles Faff to show the
cracked concrete arches.
For the benefit of Moore and BtUwell I have
on record in my office cement tests, which 1
can produce if required.
As to favoring any particular brand, I think
I am getting credit for more authority than I
am entitled to, hs the contracts are awarded by
the Harbor Commissioners and not by the
I refer you to page 25 of the before-mentioned
biennial report, exhibit 1.
Moore says in his report he will give you
names of other importers later on, which were
from 10 to 20 cents per barrel cheaper than
the cement furnished. He has evidently for
gotten to do so. He says that this cement
would not pass inspection— with this man
Holmes. Well, if it would not the State did not
I desire to call the attention of the jury to
the accompanying specification in answer to
this charge, marked exhibit 4.
Moore in the next paragraph says: "The
engineer's first estimate and final plans failed
to agree." I will say that said engineer is
guilty of neither estimate nor plan.
As 10 the estimates, the first was made prior
to his appointment and the second by a special
architect employed by the board.
In closing, Mr. Moore says: "Mr. Holmes has
paved the way for the street railroads to easily
violate the law enacted by the Legislature pro
hibiting the right of way across the State's
property," etc. Jn answer to that I will say that
while this is wholly a matter which lies' with
"he board and not with its engineer and that it
<as thoroughly investigated by the Grand
Jury and the board exonerated; if I in com
pelling three street railroads to use two tracks
instead of, as prior to my appointment, two
railroads were using four tracks— if this is pav
ing the way 1 piead guilty.
in finishing with Moore I desire to state that
the jury can undoubtedly see that Mr. Moore
stands in the light of a great benefactor, and
while he is actuated only by his great interest
for the State, desires his name to be withheld,
and the Grand Jury entertains an angel un
I agree with Mr. Moore when he says that he
was made to lose several thousand dollars
through me— that did not belong to him. I
will say that he has persecuted me continu
ously for the past three years; has been to my
bondsmen, to my employers, to the various
newspapers, has sent personal letters to my
residence in his attempts to blacken my char
acter, and has prior to this time failed. This I
c*n prove by witnesses if bo desired. I can
show by the records of my accounting suit
with Moore that he falsified" the accounts, and
by means of drafts taken from the American
Oil Company, which he took without permis
sion, attempted to force a balance which would
have swindled me out of £6000. This I can
prove by Mr. William Van Bokkelen, expert ac
I think, gentlemen of the jury, the fact that
Mr. Moore's accounting to me was $1950 and I
received $9000 according to the terms dic
tated by nis own attorney is a story in itself.
To be" charitable, Moore's memory is consid
ered very faulty. So much for the public bene
As to Mr. Stilwell, with regard to the much
mentioned quarry, 1 think the lease submitted
speaks for itself.
All of the Harbor Commissioners during my
term of office and all the newspaper reporters
knew that the lot on Green and Sacramento
streets belonged to me tind that the rock for
the period of three years from June, 1892, be
longed lo the Gray brothers and that I had no
more control over the same than any member
of this Grand Jury.
With regard to the estimates spoken of, that
is, before and after the letting of the contract,
I think Mr. BtHwell answers that in the post
script of his own report, which is as follows:
"A. J'acre Brown, who is acting as architect for
the Board of Harbor Commissionets, under con
tract dated October 6, 1892, states that he drew
all the plans for the foundation nnd super
structure of the depot building and has made
several alterations in same. He also states that
he drew up the specifications, which have been
herein before quoted as giving absolute power
to the chief engineer."
As to my faulty construction of the cable
railway at Spokane Falls.] can produce wit
nesses before this jury to Ihe effect that the
road was never stopped, except for continual
breaks in the faulty water wheel, which was no
part of my contract Rnd was furnished by the
Washington Water-power company and over
wnich 1 had no control, and that the cause of
the tearing up of «=ni<l r.>n<l was to replace it
with a Bore nodi I \ an electric road,
which we ki • .: done In this i
day with obi ■: cable roads in the
world, namely, the Ellis street branch of the
I cttn cite the jury to such work as the nar
lepot, the Powe •!, the
Californut-ttreet road, the rjnionnrtreet road,
the Alameda Electric road, the Stockton and
Bacramento Elect! th-street
ric road In Oakland; the Madison-street
roadol Seattle, the Portland Cable road, and
nine yean of i sperienee with the State Harbor
Commissioner! as t<> my ability.
Mr. stilwell in his report states that the
chief engineer is made judge of the quality of
I will say in answer to that it is a stereotyped
form which i>a^ been in all -pacification:- from
time immemorial, and if the chief engineer is
not judfre of this who should be?
I will say furthermore that rio extra bill or
charge has ever been made without the sanc
tion of the board.
I note what Mr. Stilwell says in regard to the
quality of rock, and would Bavin answer to
that tli.it the quarry is open to Inspection, and
that the Grand Jury cut. satisfy themselves as
to the amount of clay and dirt'it is possible, if
so desired, to mix with the rock. 1 chum if it
was never Separated the percentage would be
Mr. Manden Manson says that he built sec
tion 8a of the seawall with broken basalt rock
and cobbles. I would like to" ask Mr. Hanson
if it is not a fact that most of the cement did
not have to be broken in a like manner?
C. E. Grunsky makes the voluntary state
ment that he has never passed an opinion on
the rock on Telegraph Hill, and does not know
the location of the Holmes-Gray Bros, quarry.
With regards to the cement, it is what is
known as 'the Gillingham, a well-known stand*
an', brand, Hnd has been extensively used by
i George H. Mendcll, United States En
gineer, and Herman Schus&lex, engineer of the
Spring Valley Water Company, who used it al
most exclusively for the dam at Crystal
Springs. Five thousand barrels of this cement
was need in the gas retort at Black Point by
President Crockett and Chief Engineer .Jones of
the San Francisco Gaslight Company.
i wiil say here that it is curious to" note that
the comparative tests made by Lieutenant
Kuhu were all between th. cement of J. W.
Grace Company and the GilHngham. From
the fact that J.W.Grace Company are sup
posed to be a business firm mid well up as to
the methods and forms of bidding on material
in the various city and Government offices,
was the only one who bid in direct opposition
to the terms of the specifications aiiil blank
forms furnished by the board, and who must
have known that "the same was illegal and
could not be considered. It seems to me that
it is a question of "sour grapes."
Furthermore, I will say that the cement
tested by Lieutenant Kuhn was taken from a
barrel of cement which had been oppned and
exposed to the rain, and conseqently damaged,
ami that Stilweli's agent, in obtaining it, was
obliged to dig the same out of the said barrel
in order to obtain the sample.
We have on storage in section '.I of the sea
wall some 13,000 barrels of this cement, deliv
ered under the second contract, the same- hav
ing been on hand some four or five months.
J invite the test of this cement by the Grand
Jury, but prefer the sample to be selected by
others than private detectives.
As to the question of opening barrels and re
moving portions of same, I will say before the
same could be done J. L>. Spreckels Bros. & Co.,
MeXab <k Smith and the State's Inspector and
Cement Clerk would all have to be in collusion
with the Gray brothers.
As for Mr. stilweli's conversation with Con
tractor Mattingly, I refer you to M r. Mattingly's
voluntary letterto me, which I herewith sub
mit a copy of, marked exhibit 5.
I must say that I admire Mr. Stilweli's con
sistency, that while branding me as incompe
tent, he is willing to adopt nay suggestions, hb
communicated to Mr. Jordan of the Call, for
testing the arches and piers with a freight not
less than five times that which it will over be
called upon to bear. I will go him one better
and say that 1 am willing, at any time, to have
a 15-ton steam wagon concentrated on a roller
3 feet in diameter and 5 feet long, rolled over
every part of the foundation.
In conclusion I may say the work is at pres
ent being thoroughly investigated by two of
the most capable engineers on the coast,
namely, Professor Frank Soule of Berkeley and
Professor Charles I). Marx of Stanford Univer
sity, and I assure you that I nm willing to
stand or fall by their report. Respectfully sub
mitted, Howard C. Holxbb,
Chief Engineer of Board of Stale Harbor Com
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THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1895.
Celebration by the Daughters
of the American Revo
VERY BRILLIANT RECEPTION.
Guests Entertained by Descend
ants of Revolutionary
One hundred and twenty years ago yes
terday tJic reveille of the American Repub
lic was sounded at Lexington and a na
tion was born. The ride of that intrepid
and tralhint patriot, Paul Revere, sum
moned the sons of liberty to the conflict,
and from that day until King George 111
was forced to acknowledge the United States
of America to be free, sovereign and inde
pendent States, the band of American
patriots did not permit their enthusiasm
SCENE AT THE OCCIDENTAL. ,
[Sketched by a "Call" artist.]
to subside or their valor to abate in the
In commemoration of the battle of Lex
ington Sequoia Chapter, Daughters of the
American Revolution, assembled yester
day afternoon and evening at the Occi
dental Hotel, and from 4 o'clock until 7
entertained their guests, among whom
were the officers and members of the Cali
fornia Society Sons of the Revolution, offi
cers of the army and navy and citizens of
It was an event that caused to be re
corded many stirring incidents of the
bravery, sufferings and soldierly qualities
of the characters that helped to form the
history of our country, and, as nearly all
of those who participated in the reception
yesterday are lineal descendents of Revo
lutionary sires, they were proud to display
their honorable heritage. '«,
California, though more than 3000 miles
distant from the birthplace of American
liberty, is entitled to the distinction of
planting the seed from which has grown
an organization now numbering thousands
of members and having an existence in al
most every State in the Union. The Cali
fornia Society of the Sons of the American
Revolution is the natural parent of the
Daughters. It was the first body in incep
tion, institution and organization to unite
the descendants of Revolutionary bat-iota
and perpetuate the memory of all those
who took part in the American Revolution
ami maintained the . independence of the
United States of America.
Early in 1891 Colonel A. S. Hubbard and
Henry Mao-Lean Martin met at the resi
dence of Mrs. General D. D. Colton, in this
city, arid proposed a plan by which there
might be formed an auxiliary to the Sons,
to consist of women of the age of 18 years
or more, who could prove lineal descent
from ' ancestors of unfailing loyalty, who
rendered material aid to the cause of inde
pendence, as recognized patriots, as sol
diers or sailors, or a3 civil officers in one of
the several Colonies or States of the United
Colonies or States. Thus was the first im
pulse given to the organization of the
Daughters of .be American Revolution.
The soil planted took immediate root.
Mrs. Henry Mac Lean Martin, Mrs. Leland
Stanford, Mrs. A. S. Hubbard, Mrs. D. D.
Colton, Mrs. William Alvord and other
prominent public-spirited and patriotic
| ladies met and organized Sequoia Chapter,
which has ' steadily grown until to-day
there are borne on the rolls of the Daugh
ters the names of many of the most distin
guished ladies in the Union.
Indeed, the subject attracted so much
attention that a bill was passed by the
Fifty-second Congress April 5, 1892, incor
porating the National Society of the
Daughters of the American Revolution.
Among the incorporators were: Mrs.
Benjamin Harrison, Mrs. Henry V. Boyn
ton, Mrs. A. W. Greely, Mrs. F. 0. Saint
Clair, Mrs. John W. Foster, Mrs. Roger A.
I'ryor, Mrs. Stephen J. Field, Mrs. A.
Howard ("lark, Mrs. Henry Blount, Mrs.
Francis M. Cockrell, Louise Ward McAl
lister, Marie .• Devereux, Mrs. A. S. Hub-
I bard, Mrs. Simon Bolivar Buckner, Lucy
Grey Henry, Elizabeth Blair Lee and
others of prominence in the history of our |
The society was incorporated to develop
an enlightened public opinion and to af
ford young and old such advantages as to
develop in them the largest capacity for
performing the duties of American cit
izens; to cherish, maintain and extend
the institutions of American freedom ; to
foster .trite patriotism and love of country,
and to aid in securing for mankind ail the
blessings, of liberty. The national society
was formed with Mrs. Benjamin Harrison |
as president-general, and on her death she
was succeeded by Mrs. Adlai E. Stevenson,
who, in turn, was succeeded by Mrs. John
W. Foster, incumbent. --
The reception yesterday at the Occiden
tal was the most successful affair yet con
ducted under the auspices. of this rapidly |
growing organization. ; The decorations of
the ladies' parlor, where the Daughters re
ceived their guests, could not have been
better or more in keeping with the spirit
of the occasion. ;; Excellent music was fur
nished by an orchestra stationed in the
flag-draped hallway, while within the la
dies' served^ refreshments "to their callers
from a table set in a tent of blue and white
bunting. . .•
The committees having in charge the
affair were as follows: Reception— Mrs.
"Wetherbee, Mrs. Maddox, Mrs. Alvord, Mrs.
Colonel Smedburg; arrangements — Mrs.
William Alvord, Mrs. Keeney, Mrs. Hub
bard; decorations— Mrs. Sniedburg, Mrs.
Durbrow, Mrs. Holeman; music — Mrs.
Wright, Mrs. Tallant, Mrs. Moody; invi
tion—Mrs. T. Z. Blackburn, Mrs. T. C.
Branch, Mrs. George Oreix.
Among those who appeared in colonial
costumes were the following:
Miss Alice Chipman, court train, light blue
brocade, pink satin bodice and skirt, pearl
stomacher and white lace bertha.
Miss Buckingham, Nile-green satin, green
and white striped skirt, black lace, white tulle
Miss Alma Priscilla Alden, light blue petti
coat, red pannier, black velvet bodice, white
lace fichu, velvet slippers old silver buckles
copied from old print.
Mrs. Charles Gardiner, yellow and black
satin, black lace bertha.
Miss Church, white silk petticoat and bodice,
panniers of figured silk, white lace.
Miss Marie Voorhies white satin and chiffon.
Miss Fannie Wardwell, light green crepe
bodice, brocaded white crepe skirt.
Miss Maddox, light pink silk court train,
black silk petticoat.
Mrs. Elwood Brown, green brocade satin, box
pleat back, decollete, pearl brocaded trim
mings, Duchesse lace oertha.
Miss Weihe, white satin skirt, brocaded vel
vet panniers, tulle bertha.
Among those invited to attend the re
ception were the following:
Miss Moody, Mrs. Charles W. Norris, Rev. Mrs.
Maynard, It'ev. Dr. Chetwootl, Mr. and Mrs. C. V.
Ij. <;it)bs. Miss li«lpn KellPhor, Mrs. Francis Shi
rant, Rev. ami Mrs. C. B. Church, Mrs. H. D. La
throp, Mrs. William Alvord, Mrs. Abbie Richard-
son, Mrs. Hatlle Martin. General and Mrs. W. H.
L. Barnes. Mr. am! Mrs. de Lalande, Mrs. L, 11.
J-mith, Prof. I'ruuk Morton, S. WonhiuKton Hub
bnrd, L. C. Branch, Mrs. Z. B. Blockam, Mrs. C. M.
Keeney, Mrs. It. Wallace, Mrs. Benjamin Lane,
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Morton. Mrs. Irving M.Scott,
Miss Alice Boott, Mrs. Walter L. Peck. Mis.
J. C. <lr> Urenyer. Mrs. C. L. Taylor,
Mrs. "William H." .lardinc, Mrs. Dr. Bucknall,
Mrs. llcywood, Mrs. IsaUore Bnrnes, Mrs. A. A.
Wright. Dr. nnd Mrs. T. S. Ballard. Mrs. E. H.
Jones, Miss Marlon Jones. Miss J. F. Reid. Mrs. .1.
Dunn, Mrs. J. T. Sports, Mrs. 11. 11. Havens, Mrs.
William T. Coleman, Mrs. Mary B. West. Miss
Man- Lake, Mrs. E. Runnel, Mr. and Mrs. l'rentiss
Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Elsie smith. the Misntg El
liott, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Wood, Mrs. William .>"or
ris. Mrs. C. Ashe, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jarboe, Gen
eral Dimond, Mrs. Lucy Otis, Mrs. liU-urn Beers.
Mrs. W. B. Heaky. Mr. and Mrs. Willium Mc-
Donald, Mrs. B. Bruner, Mrs. William Craig, Miss
K. Tbompaon, Miss Buckbee, the Misses Durbrow,
Mrs. diaries Bishop, Mrs. Dutton, Miss coultier.
Miss Ashburner, Mrs. J. M. Cnnninghnm. Mrs.
Clements. Mrs. C. IE. Xeilson, Mis 3 Mary Bates,
Mrs. T. E. stubbs. Miss WinthrO]), Miss Sargent,
Mrs. BaEßb B. Cooper. Miss Cooper, Miss E. Jsor
den, Mrs. J. F. Bowman, Mrs. 3. Xeal, Mrs. Thurs
ton, Mrs. Thomas R. Church, Mrs. Morton Gibbons,
Mrs. T. Gardener, Miss R. G. Bonestell, Miss Xeile,
Mrs. B. W. Stone. Miss Co'.e, Miss X. R. Davis,
Mr. and Mrs. Buckingham, Mrs. (Jiliespie, Miss
Boose. Dr. and Mrs. Keeney. Miss ilamlin,
Mr. aud Mrs. Van JS'eBS. Mr. Vau Ness,
Frank Van Xess. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Fry,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fry, H. J. Spotts, Mrs.
Moody, Miss Wefttly. Bishop and Mrs. Nichols.
Rev. and Mrs. Walker, Rev. and Mrs. Mackenzie,
Dr. and Mrs. Olbbons. J udge and Mrs. McKiiistry.
Judge and Mrs. McKenna, Judge and Mrs. Wal
lace, Judge and Mrs. Belcher, Professor David
Btarr Jordan. Professor Martin Kellogg. Judge and
Mrs. MiKusiok, Professor and Mrs. Boole, Mr. and
Mm. Loughborough. Dr. and Mrs. Palmer, Mr. and
Mis. lumbar, Dr. and Mrs. Keeney. Dr. and Mrs.
Mi-Null, Miss Dickinson, Miss Marian Johnson,
Mrs. P. B Horton, Mrs. Charles Catherwood,
Mrs. A. G. Booth, Mr. and Miss J. H. Jou
ett. Mrs. Aldrich, Mrs. ,lud«e McFarland,
Mrs. K. B. Ilolloday, Miss May Macado,
Miss c. Kip, Tlionias P. Ma<lden. Senator and
.Mr-;. . I. P. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. fieonje A. Rankfn,
Walter Dennlson. Mrs. J. F. Swift, Mrs. Moses,
Mrs. Meyer, Mrs. W. C. Brown, Miss Eisen: Cap
tain H. L. Howison, V. S. N., Captain A. 8. Barker,
17. 8. N., Commander B. H. McCalla, U. B. N., Lieu
tenatit-Commander V. M. Symonds, 0. 8. N., Lieu
tenant George M. Stoney, (". S. N., Lieutenant W.
E. Sewell. U. H. N.. Ensign S. S. Robinson,
V. 8. N., Ensign <i. EL Slocum, 17. S. N.,
Chief EnKincer (Jeoree F. Kutz, U. S.N.J P. A.
Engineer Bolon Arnold, U. S. X.; i'ayraaster H. T.
SkeldluK, U. S. X.; Surgeon G.P.Bradley, U.S.
N.- Major P. O. Pope, V. S. N. : Captain O. C. Ber
rvman, U. S. N.; Lieutenant CM. Perkins, U. S.
N.; Lieutenant H. M. Draper, U.S. N.; P. A. En-
Ktneer Emil Theiss, U. S. Is.: Assistant Naval t;on.
Elliot Snow, V. S. N.; Civil Engineer F.O.Max
son, U. S. ST.; Chaplain A. A. McAUister, U. S. N.;
Lieutenant J. F. Bee, U. S. A.; Lieutenant-Colonel
Evan Miles, U. 8. A.: Lieutenant-Colonel Edward
Hunter, U. 8. A.: Lieutenant -Colonel Amos 8.
Kimball, U. S. A.; Lieutenant-Colonel Johnson D.
Middleion, U. S. A.: Lieutenant-Colonel John J.
Rodßers, U. 8. A.: Captain Morris, U. S. A.: Lieu
tenant Peyton C Much, I r . 8. A.; Captain Elbridse
R. Mills, f\ 8. A.; Captain Henry ,1. Reilly, V. 8.
A.; Captain Frank Thorp, V. S. A.: Lieute-nant J.
D. Miles, U. S. A.: Captain J. J. O'Connell, U. 8. A.:
Captain W. L. Knudler, U. 8. A.; Captain Oeorge
W. Croft, V. 8. A.; Major B. P. Pope, U. 8. A.;
Colonel W. R. Hhaftcr, I . S. A.; Captain H. E. Mo
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A Broad Injunction.
Judge Troutt yesterday granted a tempornry
injunction which ties up the business of the
Golden Gate and Sulphuret Mining and De
The injunction was issued in the suit of
Charles J. Behlow, vice-president of 11. Liebes
&Co. It was directed against Jacob A. Fisher,
the Consolidated Golden Gate Mining and De
velopment Company, Maurice Hershfeld et al.
It restrains them particularly from withdraw
ing any moneys deposited in the Nevada BanK
or Wcl'h, Farg'o & Co.'s Bank, or elsewhere in
the name of the corporation named.
No Cause of Action.
Judge Baingerfield yesterday made an un
usual'order, sustaining the position of both
sides in a suit. J. J.Rauerhad sued Justice's
Clerk E. W. Williams in a matter of fees. When
the matter wab brought into court it was found
that, contrary to the usual custom, both plead
ings were true. There was no i^sue of fact,
both litigants admitted as much, and an order
was made to thai effect. Judgment was inci
dentally given to the defendant for his costs.
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SENATOR GESFORD TALKS
He Warmly Eulogizes the Men
Whom Mr. Daggett De
MEETING AT LOS ANGELES.
United States Senator S. M. White
Takes a Hand In the Mint
Senator Henry C. Gesford of Napa was
in town yesterday lookirg after his contest
for the insurance commissionership. He
also had a long conference with leading
Democrats in regard to the action of Su
perintendent of the Mint Daggett.
Senator Gesford says that if he had
thought there were any strings on the
place when Mr. Daggett gave his sister a
position in the Mint he would not have
accepted it. He had considered that that
much recognition was really due him in
consideration of his services in behalf of
the party, and had asked for the place with
that idea in view. He had never promised
to vote for Mr. Daggett for United States
Senator, and had he known he was ex
pected to do so in return for the place given
his sister, would not have allowed her to
accept it. He said yesterday :
My name was the first on the list of those
agreeing to a caucus. This withdraws me
from the number of those whom Mr. Daggett
condemns as acting contrary to the usages of
the Democratic party in that respect. Since
my sister was removed from her position, and
fof political reasons, it must be, therefore, that
I am classed as un-Democratic together with
the other six men who refused to cast their
votes for Mr. Daggett for United States Senator.
Now, when Mr. Daggett impugns the De
mocracy of such men as Senators Whitehurst,
Biggy. Burke, McAllister, Mathews and Fay,
then there must be something wrong with his
Democracy. I say this unhesitatingly because
these men were always stanch and untiring
supporters of the platform of the Democratic
party and the welfare of the people. They
worked for terminal facilities for the valley
road. They worked against the streetcar bill,
the anti-scalpers' bill and other infamous
Southern Pacific measures. They withstood
powerful influences, too, in thus acting up to
the promises of their party platform.
If they are now classed as un-Demooratic by
Mr. Daggett, I am glad to be considered of the
same kind. They are men with convictions
and with the courage to support those convic
tions. I trust I shall ever be counted with
Democrats of this order, even though
they are not those with whom Mr. Dag
gett trains, and whom he rewards with places.
Mr. Gesford said that Mr. Daggett had
spoken to him about the contest for the
United States senatorship. Mr. Daggett
had remarked that if the Legislature
wanted to confer that honor upon him, he
would appreciate it. He had never asked
Mr. Gesford to vote for him though.
Though Mr. Daggett had not asked Sen
ator Gesford to vote for him, his friends
had gone to Mr. Gesford asking how he
thought Mr. Daggett would stand in a cau
cus of the Democrats. His answer had
been that he thought Mr. Daggett could
not secure the caucus nomination, and he
advised the gentlemen that they had bet
ter withdraw Mr. Daggett's name.
"You see," explained Mr. Gesford, "the
last Presidential campaign and also the
State campaign were conducted on radical
anti-monopoly, anti-railroad platforms.
Though Mr. Daggett was appointed
through the influence of Senator Stanford,
a Republican and the president of the
Southern Pacific Railroad Company, and
in distributing his patronage had recog
nized only the friends of the railroad and
the hold-over Senators who might be able
to vote for him, yet he wanted us to put
him forward as the representative of the
Democratic party. This would be a vindi
cation of all his past delinquencies. But it
would have been made at the expense of
'Why,'' explained the Senator warmly,
"if the Legislature had been wholly Demo
cratic, and if Mr. Dagsett had been backed
by the patronage of a dozen mints, he
could not have been elected United States
Senator any more than ex-Queen Liliouka
lani of the Sandwicn Islands.
"I want you to understand," Mr. Ges
ford continued, "that it is not the loss of a
place or two that has moved me. It is the
principle involved. 1 am objecting to
representative Democrats being punished
for doing what they consider their duty
and acting for the interests of tne De
mocracy instead of the interests of a man
who has shown that he wanted to buy their
votes with patronage.
'•I feel certain," Mr. Gesford said, in
conclusion, "that Daggett wanted this
complimentary vote only as a stepping
stone to the governorship in three years
from now, or the United States senator
ship in the future. He has prostituted the
Eatronage of the Mint to his private am
itions. When he met men with backbone
enough to thwart his plans he grew mad,
and like a boy began to ' get even.' "
"What the result of the agitation now be
ing^ made will be is as yet uncertain. It is
quietly progressing, however, and Demo
crats are interested from one end of the
State to the other.
Word was received by a local politician
from Senator John R. Matthews of Los
Angeles yesterday that he had been in
conference with United States Senator
White and State Senator Fay on the mat
ter. The Senator further stated that an
urgent letter had been sent to Washington
in regard to the affair.
Dispatches indicate China's marines are
desirous of improved air ships when con
fronting their virile foes. No baking pow
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PARK MUSIC ON SUNDAY.
A Particularly Interesting Number Will
Be the "Preludes" of Franz
The principal feature of the programme
of the Golden Gate Park band for Sunday
■will be the "Preludes" of Liszt. It is a
musical sermon in its way — "philosophy
set to music," as poetry has been de
scribed. The programme is as follows:
1. March, Bavarian Shrek
2. Overture. "Daughter of the Regiment"
8. Waltz, "Vienna Girls" Ziehrer
4. l'ntrol, Turkish Micliaelis
6. Les Preludes Liszt
"What isonr life other than a succession of pre
ludes iO that unknown song, whose first and most
solemn note Death rounds? Love is the radiant
Aurora of every heart, but is it not destined th«t
the first pleasure of hupplness shall be interrupted
by the Violence of storms, whose harsh breath dis
p-I his cherished Illusions, destroy his shrine with
deadliest light ning, and who in his innermost
wounded soul seeks not Willingly, after such dis
tinction, the lovely quiet of country life to lull his
recollections? Nevertheless, man bears not long
the p. >rfect rest In the midst of the softest of na
tuie s voices, and when the stirring storm sistuil
resound-, he hastens, however hot may be the tight
that culls him to the ranks of the strife. To the
most perilous post he come Into the thickest of the
field attain, with clear conscience and in full pos.
session of his faculties."
6. Overture, "Ruy Bias" Mendelssohn
7. Wiiitz, "Pesther" Limner
8. Paraphrase, '-Fruehungslied" Nehl
9. Fantasia. "Traviata" Verdi
10. Oalop, "The Storm of Lp Bourget". ..Pchirmer
Considerable complaint has been made
that most of the music under Herr Scheel's
direction has been rather too classical for
The Car Accountants.
The members of the International Car Ac
countants' Association returned to the city yes
terday from Monterey. They stopped at San
Jose on the way and were driven about the city
in carriages by the citizens and shown the
principal points of interest. Yesterday after
noon they were taken for an excursion on the
bay in the tug Fearless by the Half-million
Club and given a reception at the Pacific Yacht
Club house at Sausalito, when addresses \\<>iv
made by Henry E. High ton and Superintend
ent Daggett of the Mint. President Oaborne of
the Association responded. To-day the mem
bers will devote to seeing the sights of the city
and will leave in the evening at 8 o'clock in
their SDecial train for Portland in charge of
William McKay of the Southern Pacific Com
The Babe In Court and the Formal
Herbert ffarrington Weller was born on
February 19, 1892. By an order of the
court he became Herbert ffarrington Pix
ley yesterday afternoon.
The baby's mother, Mrs. Fanny M. Wel
ler, was brought up by Mrs. Pixley. She
went to school from the Pixley home and
was married there. The baby, who is now
a bright and beautiful child, was born in
the old Pixley house, at Fillmore and
Union streets, and during the greater part
of his short life has made it bright by his
Mrs. Pixley grew to love the child as she
had loved its mother, and wanted to
formally adopt it. The parents, recogniz
ing thai their boy's prospects would be
greatly advanced in this, acceded to the
proposal, but at the last moment the
mother's love prevailed, and the adoption
Yesterday, however, all the parties met
in Judge Coffey's court. Frank M. Pixley
had agreed to* his wife's adoption of the
boy, and Herbert Bird Weller and Fanny
M. WeLler. the parents, signified their
willingness for the order to be made.
Thereupon the order was duly given, and
the parties assumed their new relationship
without changing materially the old.
In speaking of the matter Judge Coffey
said the peculiarity of the "ff" in the boy's
middle name is accounted for in the fact
that he is a descendant of a very old Eng
lish fatnilv which has always spelled the
name in the very old English way.
No end of good tilings can be prepared
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then it works so quickly.
WAS NOT IN GOOD FAITH
The Demand Which Was Made
Upon Oceanic Steam
Arguments Upon the Law In the
C. A. Spreckels' Mandate
The greater part of the day was taken up
in Judge Seawell's court in the argument
upon the matter of C. A. Spreckels' man
damus proceeding against the Oceanic
Steamship Company yesterday.
The original affidavit filed by C. A.
Spreckels was demurred to upon many
grounds and a new affidavit was filed in its
place. It alleges that J. D. Spreckels is
the president of the Oceanic Steamship
Company and the others are directors,
Claus Spreckels having been added to the
directory on January 25, 1395; that the cap
ital stock is $2,500,000, divided into 25,000
shares, of which complainant owns 3600;
that he is the largest stockholder; that the
directors refused to call an annual meeting
of the stockholders for the election of di
rectors; that the time of the directors ex
pired on January 21, 1895; that a demand
was made on March 15 upon the directors
to call the meeting ; that the purpose of re
fusing to do so was to prevent him from
Upon that showing an alternative writ of
mandate was issued directing J. D. Spreck
els, Charles Goodyear, A. L. Tubbs, A. C.
Tubbs, Claus Spreckels, C. M. Goodall and
A. B. Spreckels, as directors of the Oceanic
Steamship Company, to either call a meet
ing of stockholders for the election of
directors to serve for the current year, or
to show cause why they should not do so.
To the affidavit upon which this w r rit
was issued, the defendants demurrei , say
ing that it did not state facts sufficient to
constitute a cause of action. It was upon
this issue the argument of yesterday was
In the opening argument Mr. Shortridge,
for the directors, called attention to the
facts the affidavit alleged that a demand
had been made on March 15 on the board
of directors to call the meeting, and the
proceeding was commenced on March 23.
"We take the position," he said, "that
the affidavit does not show the demand
was made in good faith, and we deny that
an earnest demand was ever made upon
the directors to call the meeting. It was
at most a simulated demand made only for
the purpose of putting the machinery of
the courts in motion.
"The affidavit shows on its face that in
sufficient time elapsed after this simu
lated demand before the commencement of
this proceeding; there is no showing that
there was, between the 15th and the 23d of
March, a meeting of the board of directors,
nor that at such meeting the demand was
received, considered or refused."
C. A. Spreckels was a stockholder at the
time of the annual meeting, and could not
question the acts of the directors regarding
The contention of the other side was out
lined by Mr. Cole in his opening remarks.
"This is an action in mandate." he said ;
"a proceeding provided for whenever there
is not a plain, speedy and adequate remedy
at law. The law will presume that the
plaintiff was a stockholder — "
Judge Seawell, stopping the speaker,
said : "As a matter of pleading Ido not see
how I could hold to any such presumption,
especially as this affidavit has been amend
ed once before."
Continuing, Mr. Cole sought to show
that the directors and only the directors
could call the meeting he wanted.
No decision was rendered, Judge Seawell
stating that he would take the matter un
der advisement and render his decision on
The Foresters' Picnic.
The Foresters have sold 6000 tickets for a
picnic they are to give at Schuetzen Park, San
Rafael, on May 30. There are over 10,000 mem
bers belonging to the order in San Francisco.
Charles S. Kapp, chairman of the committee on
arrangements, says that 126 wholesale mer
chants have contributed prizes, some of which
are worth $75. Their total value reaches nearly
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