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SHE RAN AWAY TO MARRY.
Miss Ethel Ruth's Mother
Objected to Her Wedding
Joel C. Cohen.
WERE MADE ONE IN SECRET.
The Young Couple Met at San Jose
and Were United by a
Pretty Ethel Mabel Ruth, who formerly
lived with her parents at the Langham
Hotel, ran away and married Joel C.
Cohen because her mother objected to the
The young couple met at San Jose on ;
Monday by appointment and had a civil
marriage ceremony performed by Justice j
Dwyer. They dreamed away a few days
of wedded bliss at «the Vendome Hotel, j
San Jose, and came back to the city yes- j
terday to receive maternal forgiveness and i
blessing. But the sought -for pardon is
slow in coming. Mrs. Cohen's mother,
who is the wife of John A. Walker, a !
Fresno capitalist, is a proud, dignified
woman of pronounced character and deter- '
Mrs. Cohen (nee Ruth).
mination. She cherished her daughter,
who is as talented as she is pretty, and
had opinions of her own as to the qualifica
tions of the person worthy of the hand
and heart of Miss Ethel.
Mr. Cohen, though a young man of cor
rect habits and holding a responsible posi
tion as the local agent of the Wertheimer
Company, did not fill the bill, but hopes,
in the course of human events, of making
his mother-in-law's interpretation of what
a husband should be fit his particular
The elopement was very nicely planned.
Mr. Cohen had been down the country on
business for his bouse. Miss Ruth quietly
left her room at the hotel on Sunday morn
ing and caught an early train for San
Jose, where her affianced and several of
his friends met her. The young lady left
no word for her parents. When she was
missed a council of war was held by the
members of the family, and messages were
flashed over the wires* to gain some tidings
of the missing daughter. Meanwhile the
lovers were holding sweet commune with
each other at the Garden City, while
Cohen's friends were actively engaged in
trying to evade the Sabbath regulations
and take out a marriage license. But they
were unsuccessful and the ceremony was
not performed until Monday, when Judge
Dwyer tied the knot that even an indig
nant mother cannot break. Charles Keane
and H. Moser were the witnesses to the
"Mamma has not spoken to me since I
came back," said Mrs. Cohen last night,
"but I am in hopes she will become recon
ciled before long. She was very much
opposed to my marrying Mr. Cohen and I
just had to run away, don't you know, but
Jack is on my side and will help me, won't
you, Jack?" and the bridejlooked longingly
"into her big brother's face while her hand
stole affectionately into his.
Mrs. Cohen is a brunette with large ex
pressive eyes and chiseled features. She
is tall and graceful, charming in manner
and bright in conversation. She possesses
a voice of marvelous richness and has won
prominence in amateur concert circles both
in San Francisco and Fresno. - -
Of 50,000 persons subjected to Bertil
lon's identification system, no two were
exactly alike. On the contrary, Price's
Cream Baking Powder is always' alike,
THE COLLEGE FIELD.
Professor Fulton Says That It Should
Be Fought' For by Elocu
The California School of Elocution gave
a reception Thursday evening in the par
lors of the Y. M. C. A. Hall, to Professor
E.J. Fulton of Ohio, who has just arrived
in this city. A number of local elocutionists
and teach ers were among the guests.
After a musical and literary programme
had been rendered, Miss Curtis, the prin
cipal of the school, introduced Professor
Fulton, in a few appropriate words, ex
pressing the hope that the effort of their
visitor might ultimately result in a con
vention of elocutionists in San Francisco.
Professor Fulton, after expressing his
patisfaction at being present, gave a sketch
of the difficulties attending the foundation
of the National Association of Elocution
ists, fourteen years ago, and contrasted
with this the success of its recent conven
tions in New York and elsewhere. •
•'I have no better suggestion to offer
than that you should unite and form an
association of elocutionists in California,"
said he. "Those who are not worthy
would soon sink from your body and those
who are would rise. Nothing will make
you so proud of your profession as coming
together and discussing matters of common
interest. ~ r ' '-. ;'.' '** ■ '■ ■'■
"The field that we as elocutionists have
to fight for is the college field. I find in
the University of the Pacific, in Stanford—
I have not yet visited the State University—
that there is no professor of elocution.
Why is this? Ido not think it is because
they consider you unworthy, but it has.
never been brought to the attention of the
Regents. I spoke at Stanford to-day, and
Professor Jordan said he should urge the
matter as soon as the present lawsuit is
The speaker then gave it as his opinion
that credit should be given in a college
course for elocution, and he imparted the
views that the Ohio Western University
has just given a post-graduate course by
which a Bachelor of Arts can attain to the
degree of M.A. by a two years' study of
oratory alone. . • -,'.-'V
He also urged elocutionists to fight for
the standing of their profession, and pre
dicted that before many years the National
Association would hold a convention in
San Francisco. Professor Fulton was then
requested to recite for the audience, and
the rest of the evening passed in social con
verse. .' : ''' .
A DEAL IN STOCK.
Strassbnrger Denies Having; Manipu
lated Sugar Stock as Charged by
The answer of Isaac Strassburger in the
suit brought against him by Charles E.
Dugan was filed Thursday. The suit has
particular interest, as it involves several
prominent members of the Stock Ex
change, and among others C. A. Spreckels
is mentioned as having taken a part in the
Dugan claims $2500 as his share of profits
in Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Com
pany stock. He says that the stock was
not listed and suffered therefrom to such
an extent that he induced Strassburger, an
influential member of the Exchange, to re
store it to trie list on consideration of
Strassburger and three friends— Philip
Barth, R. G. Brown and Charles H. Kauf
man — being given an option of 5000 shares
of the stock at their own price. In pursu
ance of this agreement, Dugan claims that
he bought 5000 shares from C. A. Spreckels
at $4 a share; that the Exchange restric
tions were removed and the stock so man
ipulated that it appreciated greatly in
value. Dugan declares that the profits
could not have been less than $75,000 and
he asks for $25,000 or one-third as his due
under his agreement.
In his answer Strassburger denies all the
allegations of the complaint. Among the
specific denials is that "the plaintiff se
cured from C. A. Spreckels an option to
purchase 5000 or any number of snares of
Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company
stock at a price to be agreed upon by the
defendant and by such other members of
the Exchange as defendant might name."
The case will be set for trial without
Like unto the flourishing "green bay
tree" is Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder.
Honest methods and skillful hands have
produced this household treasure.
Held Their Annual Reunion
and Banquet at the Oc
Resolutions In Memory of an Old
Member of the "Call"
The Society of California Volunteers
held their annual reunion and banquet
Thursday evening at the Occidental Hotel.
: The following officers were elected for the
President, Lysander Washburn ; first vice
president, H. L. Ticlcner; second vice-presi
dent, L. N. Tower; corresponding secretary,
James L. Homan; treasurer, C. W. Gordon;
recording secretary, J. C. Innes.
William F. Swasey offered a set of reso
lutions on the death of their comrade,
David J. Williamson, who, before he went
to the war, was one of the staff of the
Morning Call. In presenting the resolu
tions, which were adopted, he made the
In offering these resolutions, I feel it is not
; only a duty, but a sad qualification, to say
I some kindly words in memory of our late com-
I rade, to pay a brief but just tribute to his many
noble and generous qualities, and to refer
I lovingly to those personal traits and attributes
that endeared him to all who came in contact
with him, but such undue preparation cannot
do justice to the subject.
As our minds revert back through the long,
dim and hazy vista of the past, and our memo
ries recall those days, fraught with such tre
mendous import to our beloved country, we
again see him, in the full vigor of his splendid
! young manhood, earnest and zealous in his
aevotion to his duty to his country, in the
horrors of her bitterest travail and direst
peril, and, as we recall how faithfully and
patriotically he performed those duties, a feel
ing of pride mantles our cheeks at the thought
that he was our comrade.
We all know that in the course of nature
each fast receding year will bear fn its train
unto the ocean of oblivion links from the rap
idly dissolving chain that now unites us, and
we know how weak and powerless we are to
resist or stay its inexorable course. We can
I only bow our heads in meek submission while
j the dread reaper steadily garners his grain.
After the business meeting the veterans
sat down to a banquet presided* over by
Major C. P. Egan, U. S. A.
The official food analyses by the United
States Government show the Royal to be a
pure cream-of-tartar baking powder, the
highest in strength, evolving 160.6 cubic
inches of leavening gas per single ounce of
powder. The*.e were eight other brands of
cream-of-tartar powders tested, and their
average strength was less than lit cubic
inches of gas per ounce of powder* '
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1895
THOSE TWO FAIR WILLS
Which Should Be First Con
sidered by the Probate
NEW FILINGS IN THE CASE.
Counsel Argue on the Best Method
of Procedure — No Contest
The controversy over the Fair estate,
although it still remains technically under
the surface, is rapidly being brought into
overt existence. Two wills have now been
tiled for probate, the original or "stolen"
will, dated September 21, 1894, and the
holograph or "pencil" will, dated Septem
ber 24, 1894. Yesterday counsel argued on
the proper precedence for probate to be
allowed the respective wills, in the absence
of the filing of any regular contest.
Charles L. Fair, Theresa A. Oelrichs and
Virginia Fair also filed an answer to the
opposition filed by Van R. Pattrson as
guardian to the heirs under the first will,
and asked that the will of September 24 be
admitted to probate. Several minor mat
ters pertinent to the estate of James G.
Fair were also disposed of by the courts
In the main argument before Judge
Slack yesterday afternoon on the method
of procedure as to whether the first of sec
ond will should tirst be probated or con
sidered for probate, Charles Wheeler ap
peared for Charles L. Fair and Executor
Dr. Marc Levingston, and was met by Wil
liam 31. Pierson and Garret McEnerney
for the special administrators, T. G. Croth
ers. W. S. Goodfellow, J. S. Angus and L.
C. Bresse. There were also present Reu
ben H. Lloyd, Knight & Heggerty, Mount
ford Wilson and Robert Mitchell, attor
neys for parties in interest.
Attorney Wheeler, in his motion for the
probate of the will of September 24, 1894,
urged that the court had special and inci
dental jurisdiction and discretion to so de
termine. He laid special stress on the
broad incidental powers of the court sitting
as a court of probate as instanced by the
proceedings of the New York courts,
the practice of which was closely followed
in the California courts. He cited the
cases of the estate of Hamilton and the
estate of Gaston Oxnard in point. At least
the issuance of letters testamentary should
be postponed until the factum of a second
will was established.
The court was sitting to expedite the
distribution of the estate with as little cost
and complication as possible, and in the
absence of any contest the court would de
cide that the last will revoked all others,
and its consideration would dispose of all i
others. Such would be the orderly, sensi- j
ble sequence of events.
Counsel contended further that if the j
court decided to consider the will of Sep- j
tember 21 first such a decision might drive |
three of the heirs to a contest, a proceed
ing which would according to an allega- j
tion of the first will make their bequests i
void and in itself furnish another argu- ;
ment for first settling tbe second will. It j
was contended that the profoundest equities j
of the case were in favor of this course.
William M. Pierson, for the special ad
ministrators, replied that the court had
no discretion in the matter, its course hav
ing been plainly laid down by the code.
He contended that if there were a second
will the beneficiaries should enter a con
test and thus make themselves parties to
the proceedings. Should the second will
be considered his clients might be ex
cluded for years without any right to force
it to a hearing. Every day exigencies for
immediate action in the estate arose, and
it was absolutely necessary that the first
will should be probated. There remained
a year in which to prove any alleged sec
ond will, and the only method of so doing
was by filing a contest.
Garret McEnerney, as associate counsel
for the special administrators, explained
more fully that Charles L. Fair, Mrs.
Oelrichs and Miss Fair were not parties to
the application to probate the first will,
and the only way they could make them
selves parties to the proceeding was by
filing an objection to its probate. The
hearing could not be postponed on the
urging of a stranger or intermeddler.
Attorney Wheeler then closed, maintain
ing that Ins clients were not strangers or
intermeddlers, but had a right to be heard
as heirs at law and devisees, summoned
into court, in court and recognized by the
court. He emphasized the justice and
common-sense of his claim that the second
will, which would dispose of all prior wills,
should first be considered. .->'■:
The question was then submitted and
the consideration of the petitions of Marc
Levingston and the special administrators
for the probate of the two wills respectively
went over until May 6. The citation of the
special administrators to show cause why
they should not pay $894? 69 to Contractors
Warren & Malley for grading work done
was continued to the 30th inst.
Charles L. Fair, Theresa A. Oelrichs and
Virginia Fair have tiled an answer to the
opposition to the probate of the will of
September 24, 1894, filed by Van R. Pater
sen, alleged guardian ad litem and attor
ney for Herman Oelrichs Jr. Thomas Fair,
Sarah lair, James Fair, Margaret Fair,
William Fair, Theresa Fair, Virginia Fair,
Emma Fair, James W. Fair, Eva Lena
Fair, John A. Fair, William Lundy. Jessie
Lundy, Mary Lundy, James Fair and
Wesley E. 'Jrothers, denying that the will
of September 24 is not the last will and not
written by J. G. Fair and asking that it be
admitted to probate. • ..'/,
The special administrators have been
authorized to pay the Hibernia Bank in
terest on a note for $100,000 to the amount
of $1606 ;to enter into contract with Ah
Mow to plant 100 acres of the Lake of
Petaluma ranch with potatoes and to pay
Fred Staack & Co. $114 to repair the base
ment at the corner of Washington and
The special administrators have filed suit
against Joseph Marks for $5000 on a pro
missory note; and against William S.
Tevis, L. O. Kellogg, Laura B. Roe and the
California Safe Deposit and Trust Company
as executors of the will of George H. Roe
for $0050 due on a contract for grading cer
tain blocks in the Western Addition in the
vicinity of Francisco, Bay, Gough and
Purity allied to strength— is the slogan
of Price's Cream Baking Powder. Forty
years the standard of superiority. '.
He Alleges That Captain Douglas Was
Not Justified in Ejecting Him From
Judge Conlan's Court.
A. S. Newburgh, the attorney who was
ejected from Judge Conlan's court by Cap
tain Douglas on Tuesday, during the trial
of young Durrant, has prepared a lengthy
complaint, which he will rile to-day in the
Justices' court. In it he alleges that his
dignity has been wounded and his feelings
lacerated to the extent of $299 99 worth,
which he wants the police captain to pay.
Mr. Newburgh claims that the officer on
duty, Thomas Douglas, a son of Captain
Douglas, pushed a man against him and
crushed his Derby hat. He turned to
young Douglas, saying that he had half a
mind to make him pay for it.
He says that Douglas then j assured him
that he would be put out if he did not keep
quiet. On his stating that he was an at
torney and had a right to be in the court
he says, the officer spoke offensively, and
that Captain Douglas, - seeing his son in a
dispute, left his seat within the railing and
violently ejected him (Newburgh) from the
room, although he told the captain that he
was an attorney.
Mr. • Newburgh proposes to subpena
Superior Judges Wallace, Belcher, Heb
bard, Troutt and Sanderson, before whom
he has practiced, to testify to his standing
as an attorney. He claims that Judge
Conlan, though on the bench, assured him
that he knew of no trouble till he saw
Captain Douglas pushing Newburgh out of
the door. He also says that District At
torney Barnes will testify that he was look
ing on and thought that the matter was a
bit of pleasantry when he saw Newburgh
raise his hat before the policeman.
Mr. Newburgh proposes to show that
Captain Douglas has been offensively dis
respectful and uncivil to many attorneys
and citizens. The evidence he will bring
forward in this regard he will repeat
before the Police Commissioners, with
whom he has also filed a complaint.
. Mr. Newburgh will be represented by
Judge John R. Aitken and Ray Barry. He
says that he has taken civil measures, as
he anticipated only a whitewashing of
Captain Douglas if the case should be
examined only by the Police Com
A SOLICITING PEAUD.
Money Being Falsely Collected for a
A respectable-appearing woman, 45 or 50
years of age, has been successfully defraud
ing a large number of people out of small
sums, 'which she pretends to collect for the
California Woman's Hospital. The woman
represents herself to be one of the trustees
of the hospital, and she solicits money
from merchants in their business offices
and families in their homes. She has no
connection with the hospital whatever.
The fraud is a woman of slender build,
about 5 feet 5 inches in height, has dark
hair turning to gray, is wrinkled and possi
bly powders. She wears dark clothes and
carries a satchel.
AN EXHIBIT FOR ATLANTA
California Will Be Well Repre
sented at the Big Ex
The State Board of Trade to Move
Its Display to the Georgia
California is to be represented at the big
exposition that will be held in Atlanta,
Ga., in the latter part of this year.
O. P. McCarthy, an agent for the Atlanta
Exposition, was in this city a few months
ago and called upon the members of the
California State Board of Trade. He
wanted them to send to Atlanta a credita
ble display of California products. The
members of the board favored the idea,
but one thing stood in the way. They de
clined to pay for the space that would be
necessary for the exhibits, stating that the
expense of moving them to Atlanta and
back would be all that they could afford.
Mr. McCarthy upon his return to Georgia
talked with C. A. Collins, president and
director-general, and the directors of the
exposition. The result of the interview
was communicated to Mr. Filcher, the sec
retary of the State Board of Trade, in a
letter which was received yesterday.
Mr. McCarthy states that the California
Board of Trade will be given 5000 square
feet of space free of charge in the Agricul
tural building. Opportunities for lectures
and stereopticon views of California will
be allowed in the auditorium. Literature
upon California and its resources may be
freely distributed. Free tickets to the ex
position will be furnished exhibitors and
In the same letter the writer states that
Mrs. C. F. Dooley of Los Angeles, repre
senting the Southern California exhibit,
has been given the space whereon to erect
a separate building, 60x100 feet in size, and
she may want twenty feet more on one
Several members of the Board of Trade,
upon learning that there will be no charge
for floor room, have expressed a determina
tion to take advantage ot this opportunity
to advertise the resources of California by
moving the entire exhibit now at 575 Mar
ket street to the Atlanta Exposition. At
the meeting on May 14 the matter will be
discussed and means devised to raise
money to meet the necessary expenses.
Mr. Filcher proposes that each county
shall add $100 to the usual subscription,
which will make up a sum sufficient for a
creditable exhibit. Of course it will be to
the interests of all to replenish the present
stock. After the exposition is over all
that is not disposed of at a profit will be
shipped back to the headquarters at 575
Market street. If the plan be not adopted,
other means will be devised for sending
the State Board of Trade's exhibit to the
exposition, as there is a determination not
to be outdone by the Southern California
exhibit. * _.
Climate does not affect Dr. Price's Bak
ing Powder. It keeps and works in any
climate. _.:"?» = .
Gilbert Dexter Thinks the Professor Has
Been Unjustly Attacked— True
To the Editor of the Call: In response
to your request for a statement of my posi
tion in the present controversy over the
teachings of the Rev. Dr. George D. Her
ron, I would say : I largely agree with
Professor Herron as I read him in his pub
lished works and as I have heard him
from the lecture platform. There are oth
ers who think they have found anarchy
and social ruin in his books, and I freely
concede their right to this . opinion, al
though I must confess that I have been
unable to find anything contrary to the
teachings of Jesus or a true Christianity.
While I have no intention of questioning
the motives of Professor Herron _ ene
mies, I will say that, in my opinion, their
methods of attack have been eminently
unfair, and in this respect: They have
culled from his works isolated sentences
and made texts thereof to nreach long de
nunciations. This method is not new, but
the same persons who pursue it now ob
ject to it when it is used, as it often is, in
attempts to pull down the Bible.
' Now, what do the opponents- of Herron
accuse him of? Of nothing less»than at
tempting to overturn society! In fact, he
merely points out that society is not living
in all things as he believes that Jesus
taught that it should live, that some re
form must come, and that it had best come
from the forces of good rather than from
those of evil. As for myself lam free-to say
that if it be found that society is wrong
here or wrong there, the error should and
some time will be remedied. Is this an
Wherever Dr. Herron has been heard
and read he has won friends. Like unto
all men of positive mind and conviction,
he has his enemies, but his friends are —
and inevitably must be— more than these,
for he is the friend of that vast majority of
our people who are not content to pause
forever in the slough of to-day, but look
toward a better morrow.
D. Gilbert Dexter. »
Anna Did Not Die.
Anna Brown was sick January 29, 1892, and
being in expectation of death gave one Cath
erine Doran $1060, to be retained if she (Anna)
died, but returned should she recover. Anna
duly recovered, and demanded the money, but
only obtained $60, and now sues for the
The Royal Baking Powder is the purest
and strongest baking powder made, and
has received .the highest award at all the
great international : and State j fairs wher
ever exhibited in competition with others.
APPEAL TO THE PEOPLE
Californians Are Urged. to Pa
tronize Home Indus
AN UNJUST DISCRIMINATION.
Manufacturers Assert There Is a
Prejudice Against Our
The directors of the Manufacturers' and
Producers' Association met in the assem
bly-room of the Mills building yesterday,
and issued an appeal to the public in
which the objects of the organization were
outlined. The appeal, in part, said :
An organization such as the Manufacturers'
and Producers' Association is destined to be
.'can only be successful in the accomplishment
of its object by becoming a large and powerful
organization of earnest, active, determined, in
telligent men. The association has but one
object— that is the fostering, protecting and
upbuilding of the manufacturing and produc
ing industries of the State of California.
It recognizes no locality, class, individual,
corporation, trust or combination; ft works for
the benefit of nil alike. Its object is one that
every citizen of the State can indorse, and one
that every patriotic citizen of the State should
be in sympathy with. There is no good reason
why it should not have the support of not only
every manufacturer and producer of the State,
but every loyal citizen as well. Its work covers
a vast field. It is not only desired to revive
the waning industries of the' State, but to en
deavor to establish other and new industries
which can be profitably established in this
State of such vast natural resources.
It is often asked, "How can an association
revive the manufacturing industries of the
State, as people will always buy in the cheap
est market V f If this association could do but
one thing, and that is induce the people to
patronize home industries and use home-man
ufactured products only when all thing, are
equal, it cannot be doubted that the industries
of this State would be doing twice the amount
of business they are doing to-day.
A thinking man need not be told that it is
better for any community to spend its money
at home instead of sending it abroad, and one
thing that this association hopes to do is to not
only arouse the patriotism of the people, but
to bring them to a realization of the injury
they are doing themselves, their community
and the State by purchasing in the East and
elsewhere manufactured products which they
can and should buy at home. If the buyer
would have the same consideration for the Cal
ifornia manuiacturer as he has for the Eastern
manufacturer, give him orders for the same
large quantities and as much time in which to
produce his goods, it goes without saying that
the California manufacturer could produce
his goods at a less cost and sell them cheaper.
It is a lamentable fact, but it is true, that
there exists in the State to-day a prejudice
against California-made goods that is unjust,
and this feeling is encouraged and fostered by
the retailers and agents of Eastern products.
Many cases can be cited where Crlifornia
manufacturors. in order to dispose of their
products, are obliged to use Eastern labels. A
removal of this prejudice through the efforts
of this association would in itself be a great
accomplishment for the good of the State. Ac
cording to the census of 1890 there were at
that time in the State of California 7923 man
ufacturing establishments, with an invested
capital of $140,797,102, giving employment to
83,642 persons, paying out in wages $51,538.
--780 and producing $213,404,096 of products
from over 200 varied industries.
It is not possible to state how many establish
ments have since been closed, or how many
less persons are now employed; but that estab
lishments in large numbers have been closed
and a large number of persons thrown out of
employment is known to be the case.
From the number that still remain it is esti
mated that this association should be able to
secure a membership of from 4000 to 5000
persons. Such an organization would be a
power in the State; its influence would extend
to the repeal of many existing State laws that
operate unjustly to the manufacturing, ship
ping and producing industries of the State and
to the making of other laws favorable to them.
Its influence would be potent with transporta
tion, fuel, light, water and other companies in
the adjustment of matters pertaining to the in
dustries of the State.
It would be the medium through which new
industries would be caused to be established
in the State that would work into manufactured
products the raw materials and products of the
soil that are not now, but that could be, profit
ably worked here. It would afford the means
by which the manufacturers and producers of
trie State could be brought into closer contact
and relations with one another for their mu
tual benefit, and in the accomplishment of its
object will bring prosperity to the New Cali
This appeal' will be printed in circular
form and scattered broadcast throughout
the State. r ; "r '¥.' "'-
Mr. Sbarboro offered the following reso
Whereas, In all the principal commercial
cities in the world there exists a "Securi
ties Exchange," where valuable securities of
all kinds can always be bought and sold at
their intrinsic value, thus bringing the pro
jector of legitimate enterprises and capitalists
together, and whereas, our State is full of
grand opportunities for the development of
industrial and manufacturing enterprises,
which, however, require the aid of capital for
their proper development.
Resolved, That a committee be appointed to
carry out such a project. ~ ' " * :
In support of his motion Mr. Sbarboro
In making this motion I have in view that
the Securities Exchange should be composed of
our principal citizens, men of undoubted in
tegrity, who command the confidence of the
commercial world. The object of the exchange
would not only be that of bringing the promot
ers of enterprises and capital together, but it
should have in view the careful examination
of every project or enterprise. We have had
thousands of corporations in this and adjoining
States which have had intrinsic value and
would have been very successful if honestly
managed, but on account of the extravagant
and fraudulent management the snareholders
have been compelled to pay assessments con
tinually, while the outside schemers have be
come, through these corporations, immensely
rich, as has been evidenced by the Hale & Nor
cross Mining Company.
We have to-day in this State numerous min
ing properties which have been developed suffi
ciently to warrant the putting up of mills to
work the ore in sight, and yet, on account of
the heretofore bad management of mining
properties, no prudent man will invest a dollar
n such enterprises. This leaves millions of
wealth buried in the earth that might, with
proper and honest management, be taken out
and: circulated among the people.
The exchange could be maintained at a cost
of about $250 per month, which, with a hun
dred members, would only be $_ 50 per month
each. VA.' 'v. ..V.--'
Messrs. Sbarboro, Sonntag, Moore, Ham
mond and Bowers were appointed a com
mittee to consider the matter.
The Stockton Commercial Association,
through its secretary, Orrin S. Henderson,
wrote to the effect that the organization
would happily unite with the manufac
turers in advancing mutual interests.
A proposition from James O'Leary to
.publish an official organ of the association
was laid over for one week. \4 ;.'
Secretary Mead stated that the associ
ation had gained seventy-eight new mem
bers since the last meeting.
The manufacturers of Dr. Price's Baking
Powder strike the keynote of success by
making the best goods.
SPAKF SAW THE KILLING.
He Admitted It on the Witness-Stand
in Judge Morrow's . '
Court. ;'. •
* ■ •
Herman Sparf admitted for the first time
any participation in the death of Mate
Fitzgerald, of the bark Hesper in Judge
McKenna's court Thursday. The second
trial of the accused has been in progress
for several days, but nothing which had
! not previously been testified- to was ad
The- matter was brought out when Sparf
was placed on the stand in his own behalf
and the question put to him as to what he
knew of the killing of the mate. He then
told the whole story from his point of
view, claiming that St. Clair had struck
the blow with a hatchet, which killed the
officer; that he was to have called the cap
tain on deck in order that he might also be
done away with, but that instead of doing
so he persuaded St. Clair and Hansen to
throw the body overboard. ;•"_ '•■_■.
When asked why he knew the captain
was to have been called on deck with the
intention ot killing him, Sparf became
confused and could give no definite an
It was arranged that argument by coun
sel should begin yesterday morning, but
owing to the serious illness of one of the
juror's children the case went over to Tues
day next at 11 a. m. '-_■___
TALK OP riLIBUSTEKING.
A Vessel Will Be Fitted Out in This Port
"Which is the vessel that is under sur
veillance by the United States authori
ties?" is a question that is causing consid
erable discussion along the water front. It
has. been openly stated that there is a
schooner being fitted out with a miscel
laneous cargo for Honolulu, and that that
cargo will consist in a great measure of
arms and ammunition, From here the
vessel will sail to an outside port and there
take on cannon and other warlike para
phernalia, all of which is to be used in the
subjugation of Hawaii. , .
The Government of the island republic
seems to be fearful of some such move
ment, as when the last steamer left a pa
trol was being kept up around Diamond
Head and all the landing places which
were suitable for a boat of. any size. The
barks C. D. Bryant and S. C. Allen and the
schooner Transit are now up and loading
for Honolulu, and these three in com
pany with several others are being closely
watched. _ .....
In this respect Secret Service Agent
Harris of the treasury received a letter
from Hawaii marked "Very important '
by the last mail. It set forth that the
above-named shipments were to be made
and asked as a special favor that early
news of the movement of the vessel, whose
tonnage and rig was given, be sent to the
Hawaiian Government. As agent of the
treasury Harris could not seize any vessel
with contraband of war on board, but he
could give information to the Collector of
the Port that would lead to detention.
W "hen spoken to on the subject Mr. Harris
would not even admit that De had received
a letter, but just the same very few vessels
will clear foreign during the next few
weeks that he will not overhaul.
Consul-General Charles L. Wilder prac
tically admits that a scheme is on foot to
send a filibustering crew to Hawaii, and
he is very' angry over the. fact that the
news has leaked out. The exiles are jubi
lant, however, and some of them say that
it will not be long before Dole will be keep
ing them company in San Francisco.
FOR THE HALF MILLION
Andrea Sbarboro Shows How
the City Can Be Made
A Boulevard From Golden Gate Park
to the Presidio on First
Andrea Sbarboro is one of the many
business men who went from this city to
see the Los Angeles Fiesta. Speaking of
his journey Mr. Sbarboro says :
"The first impression that strikes a
visitor on arrival at Los^ Angeles and visit
ing the surrounding country is the great
enterprise shewn by the people. They
have undertaken improvements of large
magnitude, built long and beautiful drives,
thus making their towns and cities at
tractive to the wealthy Eastern people
who visit them. They have perfected their
drainage system by building a sewer from
Los Angeles to j the ocean, a distance of
eighteen miles, costing an immense
amount of money." »
"What suggestions have you to make for
the benefit of this city?"
"One of the most important things to be
done is to attract rich people to our city
and make it so pleasant for them that they
may remain with us.
"I find very little difference in the cli
mate of Los Argeles and that of San Fran
cisco. Out of seven days in Los Angeles
we had sunshine only two days; therefore,
as far as the climate is concerned, one can
live in San Francisco as well as in any part
of the State. But people of means gener
ally desire to keep fine horses, and there
fore require good roads and attractive
drives. \ -'--"-vr. '-■• •.-•;•,'-;'..■*..
"It is true that we have beautiful drives
in the Presidio, and our Golden Gate Park
is not excelled by any in the world ; but
these drives are limited, and one soon gets
tired of going over the same ground, no
matter how attractive it may be.
"When it is considered that one rich
family establishing itself among us would
support directly and indirectly at least
fifty persons it will be seen what great
efforts we should make to have people of
means come and make their residence here.
"Our beautiful theaters and hotels are
superior to any on the coast, which is some
attraction ; but what we most do lack, as I
have said before', is long and pleasant
"The first step toward achieving this
desideratum would, in my opinion, be to
connect the Presidio, with the Golden Gate
Park by making a beautiful boulevard of
First avenue and opening also a road
through the Presidio to the park, west of
the Marine Hospital.
"One beautiful drive which could not be
excelled for scenery in the world could be
made from the end of Van Ness avenue to
the Cliff House, skirting the ocean shore
just as near the water as practicable. This
road should be made 100 feet wide with
proper protection on the shore side. The
drive could be continued along the ocean
beach to Pescadero and San Jose, return
ing by a different route on the hills sur
rounding the Spring Valley lakes from
which a beautiful view of the bay, Alameda
County and Mount Diablo could be en
"Market _ street should be bituminized
from the ferries out to its terminus in first
class order, the sewerage system should be
perfected, all the streets put in good order,'
kept scrupulously clean and thoroughly
sprinkled during the summer months.
"It is my opinion that if these improve
ments are made within the shortest possi
ble time it will help to fill up our vacant
houses, permanently establish among us a
desirable class of people and thus achieve
the object of the Half-million Club by in
creasing the population of this city to 500,
--000 people before the end of the century."
Matchless and marvelous is the swift
and even work done by Dr. Price's Baking
Powder. , b
TOO MUCH MOTHER-IN-LAW.
Young Hawkins Answers Some Charges
in His Divorce Suit.
An answer in the divorce suit of Nettie
Hawkins vs. E. C. Hawkins, filed yester
day, brings a serious • charge of perjury
against his better half and also imputes
the blame of the strained relations to the
undue influence of his mother-in-law.
Nettie Hawkins claimed in her verified
complaint that her husband had used ex
treme cruelty, particularly taking away
the bed upon which she was sleeping.
Now, says the answer, "the plaintiff has
admitted on the stand in open court in
this cause that the allegation was not true."
As regards the mother-in-law the answer
says : '. .- .v^-.;:".
Defendant further avers that the said plain
_ '- a weak woman and entirely controlled
and dominated by the stronger mind of her
mother, who is an intriguing and designing
person, and the defendant avers that until the
advent of the said mother of the plaintiff, to
gether with the remainder of her family, con
sisting of two or three children, his home life
was entirely happy; this defendant avers that
the said plaintiff in making the aforesaid false
and defamatory charge against this defendant,
parts of which she has admitted upon oath in
open court to be false, was acting under the
control and domination of her said mother.
There is an article on this market seldom
equaled and never excelled— Jesse Moore Whis
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Removes wrinkles and all
traces of age. It feeds
through the pores and builds
up the fatty membranes and
wasted tissues, nourishes
! the shriveled' and shrunken
! skin, tones and invigorates
1 the nerves and muscles, en-
riches the impoverished
| blood vessels, and supplies
| youth and elasticity to the
action of the skin. It's per-
Beware of substitutes and
counterfeits. Yale's Origi-
nal Skin Food, price. $1.50
and $3. At all drugstores.
MMX. M. TALE, Health and com-
plexion specialist, Yale Temple of Beauty,
146 State street, Chicago.
KEJDINGTON A CO., Wholesale Drug-
gists, San Francisco, are supplying thw
dealers of the Pacific Coast with all ml
are made in all the
proper styles — for
dress, business and
And they are made
HERE — another rea-
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. NEUSTADTER BROS., Mfrs., S. P.
IS THE VERY BEST ONE TO EX AMINE YOUR
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with Instruments of his own invention, whose
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Office Hours— l 2 to _p. it.
WILL BE G I VEST
To the People
Of San Francisco
To Illustrate the Charms of th«
New and Ingenious American
Music Box. .
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THE PRESSING INVITATION EXTENDED
by the undersigned music-dealers to call will
not.be overlooked by people who love music.
These merchants will esteem highly the privilege
of showing to the San Francisco public the truly
Interesting American Music Box— the "REGINA"
—and visitors occur no obligation .whatever to pur-
Boxes From «8 to 8100. v
'• FOR SALE BY
MAUVAIS MUSIC CO.,
No. 769 Market st*
PACIFIC MUSIC CO.,
No. 816 Market at.
STANTON & CO.,
No. 663 Market at.
SHERMAN, CLAY & CO., ' .
Corner Kearny and Sutter sts.