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LEASE OF CHINA BASIN
An Important Conference at
the Harbor Commission
FINAL ACTION POSTPONED.
Mayor Sutro Guarding Against a
Combine— Commissioner Cole's
A meeting of the Harbor Commissioners
was held yesterday morning for the con
sideration of the lease of China Basin to
the San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley
road. John D. Spreckebj was the only one
present representing the interests of the
road, Attorney Preston being out of town.
Mayor Sutro was on hand accompanied by
his private secretary , Colonel Rogers, and
in addition to Harbor Commissioners Col
lion. Cole and Cluutbourne there were pres
ent Attorneys P. 8. Stratton and Tirey L.
Commissioner Cole opened the proceed
ings by introducing a resolution to strike
out that part of the tease which read :
Also that it shall construct and have in opera
tion not less than 100 miles of roacl within live
years from the date of the execution hereof,
and actually use said premises in connection
therewith as its railway terminal.
The Commissioner proposed to substitute
the following :
Also that within tive (5) years from trie date
of the execution of this lease >ai«l party of the
second part shall construct and have in opera
tion not less than one hundred (100) miles of
continuous road, one md or terminus of which
said one hundred" (loo) miles must be »t some
point ou the bay of San Francisco, and actually
use the premises hereby demised in connection
with the. such road as Its railway terminal.
At this point Mayor Sutro called atten
tion to the amendment to the lease made
by him at the last meeting. Mr. Sutro
stated that while every concession should
be made to the Valley road he for one
wanted to prevent the possibility of the
competing road passing into the hands of
the Southern Pacific. "I believe that the
gentlemen who are now at the head of the
road," said Mr. Sutro, "have the interest
of the project at heart, and that the rail
way will never cease to be a competing
one by any voluntary act of theirs, but the
stock may pass from their hands into those
of less desirable people."
Mr. Stratton said that the Mayor's
amendment had been boiled down and in
corporated in the lease, and read the fol
lowing extract from the instrument :
Provided that if said demised premises
should ever during the term herein named be
come .subject to the control or dominion of
any per>on, company or corporation now hav
ing railway terminal facilities on the bay of
San Franei>eo, then thereby and in that event
this lease shail forthwith terminate and all
rights thereunder immediately cease.
Colonel Rogers, on behalf of the Mayor,
stated that the provision was not strong
■'Well," said Mr. Chadbourne, "the
Mayor is a member of the committee on
the lease, and 1 move that his amendment
and that of Mr. (.die be referred to the
committee. In the absence of Governor
Budd and Attorney Preston, we can do
nothing to-day which can be considered
final. The committee, it appears, has not
yet completed its work, and I think that
they should be given further time."
Mr. Chadbourne"* mution prevailed and
the meeting then adjourned to the call of
the chair. The date of the next meeting
of the committee was fixed for Wednesday
afternoon. May 1, at 2 o'clock, in the office
of F. S. Stratum in the Crocker building.
A Record of the Work Done in Shop
' and Factory During: the .
The Alaska Packing Association of this
city is operating fourteen salmon canneries
in Alaska and two at Point Roberta, Wash.
In transporting supplies from this city and
the product of the canneries to this mar
ket the association employs twenty-four
vessels, twenty-three of which have already
sailed. The association purchases all
of its supplies, amounting to between
$500,000 and $600,000, in the home market
and as far as possible of California pro
The Vulcan Iron Works has recently
completed an order for a double circular
sawmill for Southern California, and has
shipped a couple of five-ton iron wagons
for hauling sugar cane in connection with
a road engine to Salvador. It is at present
working on a number of miscellaneous
orders, including an hydraulic hoisting ap
paratus for raising and lowering the apron
of the North Pacific Railroad ferry-slip,
three ammunition hoists for the Fort
Point fortifications and the necessary ma
chinery — engines, frames, gearing, etc. — for
changing a 15.x24 duplex steam pump to a
The Risdon Iron Company is shipping a
large double mining hoist "for a mining
company at Coulterville, and has just
secured the contract for a large number of
iron electric poles for the Alameda electric
There was a markefl increase of ship
ment of silver ores to the Selby Smelting
"Works during the past week. This com
pany report, a greatly increased interest in
mining operations. It is now receiving
more inquiries regarding the smelting of
ores than for many months past.
The business of "the California Ink Com
pany has grown to such proportions that
it is arranging to double its capacity. It
will enter into the manufacture of rollers
and other supplies for printing purposes.
The Perkins Pump and Engine Company
Bhipped several engines to interior points
the past week, and is completing a number
of ventilation equipments for San Joaquin
The" American Condensed Milk Com
pany, whose factory is located in Marin
County, has now had its product on the
California market for two years. The
American Company now employs thirty
hands at its factory."
The Pelton Wat or Wheel Company is
shipping a large electric power plant to
Costa R'oa, and has several wheel orders
in hand for running coffne and sugar ma
chinery in various Central American
States. It has also recently filled an order
from it? New York works fora 1000-horse
power electric power station in Brazil.
This company has recently shipped five
wheels for the new Hay ward & Lane mill
in Alaska and a wheel plant for an electric
power station in Idaho.
The Hay City Iron Works has closed a
number of new contracts during the week
and reports business on the increase.
Through the efforts of the Manufacturers'
Association it now seems quite probable
that the contract, amounting to about
$40,000, for interior iron finishings for the
Parroti building will be secured by local
The California Art Glass Works is manu
facturing many unique and handsome de
signs in art glass for residences and busi
ness blocks in this city.
A new industry, important in engineer
ing work, has been established here. It is
the manufacture of the Girard water wheel
by the Girard Water Company.
The Cyclops Machine Works has secured
the contract from Nicolas & Spaulding for
their large ice plant to be erected in Red
ding, UaL It snipped the past week an ice
and refrigerating machine to Guaymas,
L. G. Sresovich &, Co. report a growing
trade with Mexico and the Sandwich
The Byron Jackson Machine Works has
been kept busy for the past two weeks
completing and shipping to interior points
a large number of self-feeding threshing
The Schmidt Label Company has turned
out between 12,000,000 and 15,000,000 labels
this year for the Alaska Packers' Associ
The Midas Gold-saving Machinery Com
pany has just received an order for twelve
Gold King amalgamators to be shipped to
the Minas del Tapo Company. Rosalio,
The past week Wooden <fc Little have
shipped an unusually large number of Gem
windmills to the agricultural districts.
The Union Machine Company is build
ing threw 20-horsepower engines'for the
California Gas-engine Company, and one
of the same make was recently shipped to
Merced for the Crocker-Huffman Land and
The Fulton Engineering and Ship
building Works have recently shipped a
complete plant, consisting of a hoist, pan
and settlers, for a mining company in
Mexico, and has under construction a
large geared hoist for a California com
pany, and two of large-size Tustin mills
for shipment to Australia. They also have in
hand an order for a pumping plant with
Corliss engine, to force water through a
pipe twelve miles long to an elevation of
UVi feet for the Gold Cross Mining Com
pany, for which they are building a (J0-
CRITICIZES MR. MORTON.
Some Opposition to the Call
for the Afro-American
Editor Dennis Insinuates That It
Is a Scheme for a Political
From a quarter whence it was hardly ex
pected antagonism has already met the
call of the Afro-American League for an
Afro-American congress to be held in this
city next July. A. L. Dennis, who, in ad
dition to his labors as a messenger for the
Standard Oil Company, edits a little week
ly paper devoted to the social and other
interests of his race, is the opponent, and
he insinuates that T. B. Morton, the presi
dent of the league, has imitated the auto
cratic prerogatives of the Czar of Russia
in presuming to call the convention. In
an editorial in the Budget of yesterday Mr.
Dennis, after penning some allusions to
political jobs and many unpleasant refer
ences to Mr. Morton, expresses him self
"The thinking portion of the race is !
agreed, perhaps, to a man, that the time is |
most auspicious for holding a State con- j
gress of Afro- Americans for their general i
good, commercially and otherwise, and to !
consider and discuss plans for united ac- i
tion. The State is today a new one and, |
unlike the past, it is now the desire and j
intention of every progressive man and ,
woman, black or white, in California to j
place their State in the position in which
the greatness of its unerjualed natural re- i
sources entitles it. But the convention to [
be prolific of good results must be regu- j
laxly called by the people or their repre- ;
sentatives. It should be called for the j
betterment of the masses, not the selfish
desires of a few. Above all, it must be j
non-partisan, and only political to the ex
tent necessary to the moral advancement
of the race."
Mr. Morton expressed some surprise at
these strictures yesterday. He has been
four times elected president of the Afro-
American League, was chiefly instrumental
in getting Mis;; Ida B. Wells to come here,
and has been popularly regarded by his
race as being very conscientiously devoted
to its advancement. He said:
"Mr. Dennis is mistaken in thinking the i
call was my own personal dictum. It was
signed by all the vice-presidents of the
! league, I am pretty sure. It was neces- ■
j sary for some organization to take the !
| initiative step, and as the league, which .
was organized August 10, four years ago, i
i pretty well represents the prevailing senti
ment of the colored race, it was issued
from that source.
"The call for a congress is more in the
nature oi an invitation than anything else.
I feel that these gatherings are beneficial,
because many important questions relat
ing to Afro-American welfare may be dis
cussed at such a congress.
"Other races in this country come to
gether and organize, and I see no reason
why we should not do the same thing. I
believe that when we are organized our
race will be able to secure recognition from
both the political and commercial worlds,
and I certainly think we are entitled to
that recognition just as well as other peo
ple. I believe I may say that what recog
nition we have received has been doe to
the Afro-American League, and hence our
call for the congress."
NAVAL KESEEVE BALL.
Members of Company B Entertain
Their Friends at the Armory
on Page Street.
The members of Company B of the Naval
Battalion gave their third annual ball and
exhibition drill at their armory, corner of
Page and Gough streets, last evening.
The hall was prettily decorated for the
occasion, and everything was as nautical
as could he. Flasrs, banners and streamers
hung from every beam and rafter, and the
balcony was one mass of bunting. Crossed
oars, sabers and life-buoys were distributed
about the hall in tasteful designs, and the
musicians' stand, wherein sat the mem
bers of the Fifth United States Artillery
band, was a bower of beauty. Centered
about a transparency bearing Captain Law
rence's dying words, "Don't give up the
ship," were ropes and tackles, ship lan
terns and life-preservers, shells, round
shot, sabers, rifles, cutlasses, canteens and
haversacks, all tastefully arranged to make
a pleasing picture. A* tiny model of a
celebrated clipper ship was placed at one
side, and the platform was flanked by
Hotchkiss rapid-fire guns and three-inch
The grand march started promptly at 9
o'clock, and there was no lack of pretty
faces to smile upon the gallant tars, who
in their neat blouses quite outshone their
civilian guests. The dances were called
by strokes upon a ship's bell instead of by
traditional whistle, and at intervals during
the evening there were exhibition drills in
infantry and light artillery tactics.
LOCAL TALENT IN DEMAND.
No Trouble to Secure an Engagement
With Eastern Companies.
That San Francisco talent is appreciated
abroad is well known to all theatrical
managers, an actor or actress finding little
or no difficulty in securing an engagement
with the best Eastern companies.
Touching on this point is the following
letter, received by Belasco's Lyceum
School of Acting from David Belasco of
I find that I shall be associated with many
new and important productions in the near
future, and if at any time you have a young
man or young woman of pronounced ability,
conscientious and studious, let me know and I
can place them. I am much interested in
Frisco talent, and prefer to give it a show
always. I shall produce my new play in Octo
ber, and will be able to place one or two young
men and young women iv that.
The play Mr. Belasco is now writing is
called "Heart of Maryland," and is said to
be full of dramatic situations, pathetic
scenes and well dialogued with it all.
Piles! Piles! Mac's Infallible Pile Cure.
Cures all cases of blind, bleeding, itchinp and
protruding piles. Price 50 cents. A. Mcßoyle
& Co., druggists, 504 Washington street. •
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 1895.
WATCHING THE NEW ROAD
Eastern Manufacturers Inter
ested in the Valley
A CHANCE FOE LOCAL MEN.
California Materials Will Be Used In
the Work as Much as
The prominent Eastern manufacturers
of railway materials, including rails, tie
plates, switches, locomotives, cars and sig
nals, have begun to show a lively interest
in every move made by tne directors of the
Pan Francisco and San Joaquin Valley
Railway. They are kept constantly ad
vised up to date by local representatives
and have already entered into competition
for almost everything needed in building
and constructing the road.
An extensive engineering concern of Chi
cago has sent Benjamin Recce, an engineer,
out here to confer with the Valley road
directors regarding tie plates. He brought
with him sections of ties into which un
protected rails have eaten in a few years;
specimens of ties that had been guarded
with metal plates, and also other materials,
all of which make up quite an interesting
exhibit of items in railroad construction.
These will be studied by committees when
the question of buying or rejecting tie
plates will be considered.
Other large manufacturers have offered
to send out representatives, but to all of
them the reply was that it is yet a little
too soon, as the chief engineer and direc
tors are not yet ready to talk business.
In contrast with the interest taken by
Eastern men in the Valley Railway is the
fact that only two local machine-shop men
have called at the company's offices at 231
Market street for information upon sup
plies. Still the local manufacturers will be
given the preference, provided, of course,
that their bids are moderate in comparison
with prices furnished from the East.
Chief Engineer Storey and a committee
from the board of directors are consider
ing switches, frogs, crossings, etc., for side
tracks, depots and stations. He believes
that a very large number of these articles
will be needed, though the exact amount
cannot be determined until he first knows
now many stations and sidetracks will be
"We are thinking very seriously of hav
ing them made here," said he. "It will be
necessary that we have them to quick or
der and for that reason we will find it
more satisfactory to have them turned out
by local shops just as fast as we call for
them. We have the drawings and speciri
tions ready, excepting for some special
ones, and all the machine men will have
to do is to work from them.
"I would like to see more of the ma
chine-shop men up here. It cannot do
them any harm if tnevcall and it may help
out matters considerably."
Quite a large number of automatic coup
lings have been submitted by local inven
tors with a hope that the chief engineer
may adopt some of them in his specifica
tions for cars.
A SOUTH SIDE DEIVE.
A. J. Martin's Views About Improving
the Streets of San Fran
The boulevard proposition now before
the public has called forth many sugges
tions. A prominent local business man.
A. J. Martin, yesterday made some re
marks anent the scheme for an outlet from
Mr. Martin said: As the Call has been
advocating good roads and drives for the
public, let me advance a few points in re
gard to a drive. Folsom street from the
wharf to Fourth street is now covered with
! cobblestones. It would make one of the
j best and even the most desirable drives for
an outlet in the town on account of the
i grades being so even from Nineteenth to
Covered with bituminous paving, and
having only about nine blocks to put it
; through with bitumen, if the property
; holders will only call a meeting and have
j this done it will be the best improvement
that could be made on the south side. The
south of Market street has been known as
"South of Market," but the property
' owners there are going to lift it out of the
i dumps, and clubs are formed at the Mis
j sion to make it one of the principal por
i tions of the town. It is a well-known fact
j that the Mission warm belt is 5 to 8 degrees
warmer than any other part of the town,
and if the Call will only advocate the put
j ting in of bitumen along the nine blocks of
I cobbles it would make a vast difference in
! the south side. There is not a street to the
Mission that is not paved with rough blocks.
Give us a good road to the Mission, for the
Mission Improvement Club like the Call
! is for improvements.
GOING TO PETALUMA.
Unusual Inducement* Offered for the
Encampment— Regimental Trophies
for Superior Marksmanship.
The Fifth Infantry Regiment of the
National Guard will hold its annual en
campment this year at Petaluma. So the
board of officers decided last night at a
special meeting called by Colonel Fair
banks at the LicK House. The decision is
conditional, however, and if a majority of
the companies object to the location it
may be rescinded.
The regiment received offers from two
cities for the encampment. Santa Cruz
offered grounds, lights and water free and
$600 in cash. This was accepted by the
committee subject to approval by the
board. Pending a meeting, however, San
ta Cruz withdrew its offer and one was re
ceived from PetalumaT That city prom
ised free of charge grounds, lights, water,
platforms, straw, fuel, benches, tables,
cooking ontfits and $150 in coin.
They also offered the use of the pavilion
for entertainments and ten horses for the
use of the mounted officers of the regi
ment. Later Santa Cruz renewed its offer,
but last night after a long discussion Peta
The round-trip fare to Petaluma is 75
cents, but it is thought that a special rate
will be given which will materially lower
that figure. The special rate to Santa Cruz
The board of officers voted to expend
$100 for three trophies to be contested for
at the Petaluma rifle-range during the en
campment. The regiment has $3560 which
is available for camp purposes this years.
ABION VEEEIN ANNIVEBSAEY.
The Members Celebrate the Day With
a Grand Concert and Ball.
The members of the Arion Verein cele
brated the seventh anniversary of that or
ganization last evening with a grand con
cert and bali given in the verein hall on
Pine street. An excellent musical pro
gramme of seven numbers was rendered
by members of the Arion Maennerchor and
the mixed chorus, assisted by Frau Ida de
Seminario and L. yon der Mehden Jr., a
student of the celebrated Julius Klengel,
who recently arrived from Germany. The
concert was no less enjoyable than the
ball which followed, and the double enter
tainment brought out a goodly number of
the sturdy sons and pretty daughters of
the fatherland. ,
The committees who had charge of the
arrangements were: On reception — E. A.
Otto, J. H. Berghausen and Dr. H. Syl
vester Jr. On supper — M. Windmiller and
Oscar Dittmer. On the floor— L. H. Wald
mann and George C. Sneider.
WILLIAM BALLARD'SWILL 1
He Bequeaths 8100,000, Consisting
of Property Here and in
Louisa Kirby and Harry H. Kirby Sr.
have petitioned for the admission to pro
bate of the will of William T. Ballard, who
died December 11, 1893, leaving an estate of
the value of $100,000, consisting of property
in this city and Butte, Mont.
In this city Ballard had about $53,000 on
deposit in various banks and a quantity of
Spring Valley stock. His other property,
according to the will, consisted of realty
near Butte City ; $10,000 to his credit with
W.A.Clark &* Bro. in Butte; mortgages
for $13,000 and $5000 on property in and on
a mine near Butte City, respectively;
$10,000 in United States bonds, $2500 in
money; eighty acres near Great Falls, Cas
cade County, Mont. "lam also possessed,"
says the testator, "of other odds ana ends
of property which I have not enumerated."
The will bequeaths the whole of the es
tate to testator's sister, Louisa Kirby of
Omaha, and her two children, Harry Kir
by Jr. and Mattie Kirby, each to receive
one-third. Louisa Kirby and her husband
are nominated as executors of the will.
The Body of the Young Woman
Found in the Bay Iden
She Was a Servant Girl Who
Became Despondent and Pur
posely Took Her Life.
The body of Acnes M. Schmidt, aged 21,
was found off section 1 of the seawall yes
terday, and was taken to the Morgue,
where it was identified by A. F. Smith,
who once employed the girl.
Miss Schmidt disappeared from 1310
Geary street April 12. She was employed
there as a servant and was considered a
valuable addition to the household. She
was a young woman of prepossessing ap
pearance and made friends wherever em
ployed, but had few acquaintances.
The evening of her disappearance she
visited the residence of A. P. Smith, fore-
man of the Cam, composing-room, and at
that time appeared to be in a rational state
of mind. When she left she slipped a
letter under the door, addressed to Mrs.
Smith, which Mr. Smith found on his re
turn home. It was written in German and
stated that the writer was tired of life and
intended to throw herself in the bay.
The note also thanked Mrs. Smith for
her kindness and instructed Mr. Smith to
take charge of her effects, including $130,
and in case the body should be recovered
to have the same buried, and, after paying
the expenses, send the balance to her sister
in Stewartsville, DeKalb County, Mo.
Mr. Smith went to 1310 Geary street and
the following letter was found among the
young woman's effects:
San Francisco, April 12, 1893.
Dear Sister: lam tired of this life. You will
yet remember when 1 w«r with you that 1 have
taken several times the pistol and said I would
shoot myself. Now I am serious about it.
Firstly, Thave no friends, secondly, the people
are never satisfied and, thirdly, I have been so
spoiled at home that I am unhappy if anybody
scolds me. This is the last time that you will
get a letter from me.
If I had only remained in St. Joseph or would
have gone there, then it would have been all
right. I would have gone there if you had
written that I should return. It cannot be
altered now, and so I say good night, with
many greetings for your sister.
The body has been turned over to an
undertaker, and will be buried to-day.
A CURIO FOR SHOPPERS.
A Statue of Ada Rehan in Solid Silver
to Be Exhibited in This
Something in the way of a curiosity in
the way of exhibitions will be presented to
residents of this City to-morrow. In "The
Maze," at the corner of Market and Tay
lor streets, will be shown a solid silver
statue of Ada Rehan, as "Justice." This
emblematic figure was shown at the
World's Fair, Chicago, in the Montana
Some curious figures, the result of care
ful estimates, are furnished in regard to
the statue. Its total weight is four and a
half tons. It contains 97,000 ounces of
silver, valued at $64,800. The pedestal
weighs 890 pounds, the sold therein being
valued at $224,000. The cost of sculpture
was $7400 and of casting $5000. The height
of the statue is 9 feet 2 inches. It will be
in the United States only three months
longer, after which it goes to Europe, its
first exhibition taking place at the Bon
Marche, in Paris, where it will remain for
two months, after which it will visit all
the principal cities of Europe. At the end
of a year and a half it will be returned to
Helena and placed in the Montana State
Capitol. It will be on free exhibition at
The Maze for two weeks, beginning April
29 and closing Saturday, May 11.
The Rose Show.
In Flora's domain the acknowledged queen
is the "Rose." Sne will hold her court and re
ceive homage from 10 a. m. to 10 p. m. in the
Marble and Maple rooms of the Palace Hotel
May i, 3 and 4, at the spring exhibition of the
California State Floral Society. All the blos
soms of the season will be in attendance. Rare
specimens will be seen, as San Francisco, Oan>
land, Alameda, Berkeley, Haywards, Niles, San
Lorenzo, Fruitvale, San Rafael, Menlo, Palo
Alto, Belmont, Colma and Del Norte have each
applied for space and will vie with each other
as to which locality can produce the finest roses.
Mrs. Gertrude E. Burgess has petitioned for
letters of administration on the will of Dr.
John E. Plouf, who died on April 9, 1895, at
the hand of one J. D. L. McGaughey, leaving
an estate valued as to its cash at $ 1300, the re
mainder being unestimated.
E. B. Burdock is nominated by the testator
a ?lif xc^ utor ttnd Mm. H. T. Edwards, a sister
SJ.L the deceased, as sole devisee and legatee.
The , s ,H,, !icribin S witnesses of the instrument
are William C. McGregor and George D.
The Examiner label Suit.
The memorandum of costs in the suit of
Richard S. Heath against the Examiner, repre
sented by W. R. Hearst, was filed yesterday *nd
amounted to $388.
MONEY THAT MAY BE USED.
A Fund for a Fine Display at
the Atlanta Expo
STATE ASSISTANCE SOLICITED.
The Board of Trade Wants Money
Left From a World's Fair
||Therewill probably be a grand display
of all the products of California at the Al
-lanta (Ga.) exposition next fall without
calling upon the county Boards of Supervi
sors for contributions for an exhibition
fund. A State fund exists which, it is be
lieved, can be diverted to this purpose.
Several months ago O. H. McCarthy,
representing the Atlanta exposition, vis
ited the members of the California State
Board of Trade, and urged the board to
make an exhibit of California products at
the Southern fair. One thing stood in the
way. The Board of Trade declined to send
on an exhibit and pay for space in addi
tion to transportation expenses. jEarly
last week a letter was received from Mr.
Carthy stating that the directors of the
fair would give the board 5000 square feet
of space free of charge.
It was practically decided by several
members of the board that the offer should
be accepted, and the entire exhibit now at
575 Market street will be replenished,
pacKed and sent on to Atlanta. To ac
complish this it will be necessary to de
vise means for raising a fund to meet the
necessary expenses. J. A. Filcher, the sec
retary, suggested that each of the counties
exhibiting at the Board of Trade rooms on
Market street should add $100 to their an
nual contribution of $180, which would
make up a fund of nearly $7000.
While this plan was favored another,
which seems to be better, has been sug
gested by Mr. Filcher. The State Legisla
ture in 1893 made an appropriation of $25,
--000 for the publication of literature upon
California and its resources, to be dis
tributed at the World's Fair at Chicago.
This appropriation was in no way con
nected with the $300,000 that was set apart
for the use of the California World's Fair
Commission. A number of writers were
set to work, and H. H. Markham, then the
Governor, issued many thousand copies of
"The Resources of California" to the State
Commissioners. About 5000 books by some
misslip were not forwarded, but were
stored away in a garret at the Capitol.
While inquiring for these spare copies
recently, Mr. Filcher learned that only
about $18,000 of the $25,000 appropriated
had been spent in publishing the books,
and the remainder never reverted to the
general fund in the State treasury.
He called upon Attorney-General W. F.
Fitzgerald and asked if this money could
not t>e used for the State exhibit at At
lanta. He said: "The act appropriating
the money specified that the literature
should have in view the promotion of Cali
fornia industries and increasing immigra
tion. Now, this is exactly what is contem
plated by a creditable exhibit at the
Atlanta Exposition, which will be visited
by many thousands of people from all
parts of the United States and the civilized
world. With this $6000 or $7000 we need
not call upon any one for subscriptions."
The Attorney-General promised to give
the matter his attention, and further he
said that he and Governor Budd would
visit Mr. Filcher at the Board of Trade
rooms and discuss the proposition. This
meeting was to have been held yesterday,
but the Governor was too busy. Mr.
Filcher will probably meet Governor Budd
Harbor Commissioner E. L. Colnon, late
private secretary of the Governor, on hear
ing the subject discussed by Mr. Filcher
and Mr. Fitzgerald, gave as his opinion
that Governor Budd would favor transfer
ring the remainder of the fund to the
Board of Trade for the purpose stated.
The question whether it shall be so
diverted must be decided by the State
Board of Examiners, which is composed of
Governor Budd, Attorney-General W. F.
Fitzgerald and Secretary of State Brown.
The Board of Examiners will meet early in
the week at Sacramento. Mr. Filcher and
a special committee of. prominent mem
bers of the State Board of Trade will be
present and request that the $7000 be used
or an exhibit at Atlanta. It will be argued
that while the money will be diverted into
another channel, yet it will be for the
same purpose as contemplated by the act
of appropriation, namely the advertise
ment of the State with a view of increasing
Mr. Filcher states that it will require less
than $1000 to box and pack for shipping all
of the exhibits in the Market-street estab
lishment. This will leave a good sum of
money for arranging the exhibits at At
lanta. : .• Yit
THE CITY FINANCES.
Decision of the Supreme Conrt Affect-
ing a Similar Case.
Nothing more timely could have oc
cured than the handing down of a certain
decision by the Supreme Court yesterday.
It was a decision of a case from Mendocino
County, but bearing directly upon the
present condition of the city's creditors
who claim over $200,000 as due on supplies
furnished in previous fiscal years. Ac
cording to this decision, which but re
iterates former decisions on the same sub
ject, the creditors have little chance to re
cover upon a direct issue of right.
According to the facts of the case im
mediately under consideration, Matthew
McGowan had sued William Ford, Treas
urer of Mendocino County, which was
represented as indebted to him in the sum
of $4543 27 for work done under contract
with the county in repairing the Court
house, County Jail and grounds in Ukiah
City. On July 11, 1893, the Supervisors
accepted the work, but the warrants for
the same were not cashed, being returned
by the Treasurer indorsed, "not paid for
want of funds." In December, 1893, the
Treasurer refused payment of the war
rants although there were funds in the
There were two warrants concerned, one
numbered 1746 for $2970 27, and the other,
numbered 1747, for $1575, thefirst being for
a balance on contract and the second for a
balance on extra work. The lower court
riled an opinion, holding that the respond
ents were entitled to the relief demanded
as to warrant No. 1746 for $2970 27, but not
as to warrant No. 1747. Afterward judg
ment was entered, making the writ per
emptory as to the last-named warrant.
From these judgments the appeals were
The appellant contended that the indebt
edness to respondents was incurred during
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1893, and
could only be provided out of the revenue
provided for that year. According to the
answer of appellant the work was com
pleted before April 6, 1893, but in the May
following, by agreement between the Su
pervisors and to evade the provisions of the
constitution, the warrant for the liability
was canceled and another substituted,
whereby the warrant should be paid out of
the funds of the succeeding fiscal year.
This the Supreme Court held to be with
out authority, and that therefore the lower
court erred in granting a judgment on the
In the case of the other warrant no cause
for refusing payment was shown. For
these reasons the Supreme Court ordered
the judgment involving warrant No. 1746
reversed and the judgment involving war
rant No. 1747 affirmed.
According to City and County Attorney
Creswell the Supreme Court only upholds
its established opinion that no indebted
ness can be legally incurred by any county
for any succeeding fiscal year.
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ORTHODOX JEWS ANGRY
They Are Greatly Stirred Up
by Rabbi Voorsanger's
Levy Takes His Colleague to Task for
the Source of His Judaic
Intentionally or not, Rabbi Jacob Voor
sanger of the Congregation Emanu-El
stirred up a veritable storm of indignation
and anger among the more conservative of
his coreligionists, when, in the course of
h's Friday evening lecture on "Why Am I
a Reform Jew?" he said.
The second reason why I am a reform Jew is
because I believe in the progression of religion.
I do not believe in the religion of 3000 years
ago. Nor do you. My orthodox brother says
he does, but he doesn't. The Israelite of old
held his (iod in a terror which I do not. My
religion has become a nobler and greater re
ligion that stands above all limited expres
sions of worship. I reject absolutely forms
that have been conceived and established in
Babylonia, in Palestine, in Italy, in Spain, in
1 want my religion and political opinions to
be alike progressive and liberal, intended to do
the greatest good to the greatest number.
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I am a reform Jew because twenty years of
experience have convinced me of the dis
honesty of American orthodoxy. There should
be consistency in every form of faith. There
is a respect and reverence to be yielded to
every religion, provided it is honest. I can re
spect a Catholic if that Catholic be honest. I
can admire a Protestant if he be sincere. I
class all religions in the same category. For
that reason I could, even though I am an
American, reconcile myself to orthodoxy,
if it were honest in this country
as abroad; but I say there is no
honesty in a form which stumbles
over petty rites and transgresses the principal
commandments of the faith. There are men
who are terrified because you bare your head,
and who with the greatest equanimity violate
the Sabbath. There are people who are horri
fied because you widen the dietary laws, yet
they do not abstain from work on the holiest
day" of the year.
They are dishonest and inconsistent, because
orthodox Judaism, as I understand it, must be
for one thing or another; it must stand upon
talmudical or rabbinical ground or not at all.
If it is not that, then it becomes the inconsist
ency denounced by Dr. Einhorn as a skeleton
which robes itself in a gorgeous dress to delude
His discourse was the subject of general
conversation among the Israelites of the
City yesterday, and there is every probabil
ity that he will be answered in the near
future from the pulpit of one of the other
' As representing one of the least reformed
of the better known congregations, Rabbi
M. S. Levy of the Congregation Beth Israel
was asked to express his views on the ut
terances of Rev. Dr. Voorsanger. He
I do not see how Dr. Voorsanger can speak
authoritatively for his orthodox brother when
he says he (Dr. Vooraanger) does not believe in
the Judaism of 3000 years ago, which is based
on the revealed word of God as handed down
to Moses, and which has for its fundamental
principles the ten commandments.
Orthodox Judaism also possesses principles
that are progressive and liberal. There is
nothing in reform Judaism that orthodox
Judaism does not possess. Orthodox Judaism
is progressive and liberal and is intended to do
as great good to the greatest number as is
claimed is done by reform Judaism. It is a
mistake to convey the idea that America
possesses the only panacea for Judaism wnen
we take into consideration that there are
7,000,000 of Jews throughout the world,
6,000,000 or more being orthodox.
The best theological institutions that the
world has, the greatest schools are the creation
of the orthodox Jew; the leading philan
thropists, the men of greatest culture are or
thodox Jews. The Montefiores, the Hirsches,
the Mocattas, the Goldsmiths, the leading
Italian and French and the eminent Jews of
other countries are actively identified with
orthodoxy. And as specimens of manly and
patriotic citizens of the respective countries
in which they live they are the equal of any
I represent a conservative orthodox congre
gation. I believe that the Jew has yet to fulfill
the mission for which he was selected, aud that
for a great number of centuries to come ortho
dox Judaism will servive.
I regret, personally, very much that there
should have been any public utterances of this
kind made, and that they should have ap
peared in the public press. I very seriously
doubt, from what I know of Dr. Voorsanger,
whether he used the terms published— that the
orthodox Jew is dishonest and inconsistent in
the practice of his Judaism.
There is little doubt in my mind that good
men are to be found in the ranks of both the
reform and the orthodox Jews, and, while I do
not desire to become engaged in any contro
versy regarding orthodox and reform "Judaism,
yet I am willing to be considered anxious to
do my work as a conservative and consistent
Rabbi J. Nieto of the Congregation
Sherith Israel had this to say with refer
ence to Dr. Voorsanger's stand:
I believe with him in most of the things he
said in reference to the alleged orthodox Jews.
There are no orthodox Jews to be found in San
Francisco. There are three small places of
worship south of Market street where they ob
serve what is called the orthodox ritual, where
they preserve archaic customs which have be
come meaningless to them and where the con
duct can scarcely be considered reverential.
To be consistently an orthodox Jew— that is, a
follower of rabbinism — one must observe to the
very minutest degree the sanitary and dietary
laws, biblical and extra-biblical; "must neither
work nor cause work to be done on the Sab
bath, and must faithfully adhere to all the
moral and ethical principles in the Bible and
in the Talmud.
The orthodox Jew too often forget? that his
mere observance of custom and ceremonial
and the carrying out of a few dietary regula
tions do not constitute him a Jew.
A very small proportion of the population
here is orthodox. No place of worship is ortho
dox that has, first, any instrumental music on
the Sabbath: second, that has men and women
seated together. I may add that there are.
properly speaking, three distinct classes of
Jews and Jewish congregations in San Fran
cisco. They may be divided into orthodox,
conservative and reform. To which of the two
former Dr. Voorsar.ger referred, or whether to
both of them, is not clear from the published
report of the lecture, so I am not prepared at
this time to take issue with him.
War- Weary Joe Barnes.
Joe Barnes, a well-known and much-drinking
person of the water front and a victim of the
old (not the new) woman, tried to commit sui
cide by jumping into the bay from Folsom
street wharf yesterday morning.
Barnes, who had indulged in a continuous
spree for several weeks, walked out on the
edge of the dock and said to the by-standers,
"I'm tired of fightin' wid the old woman, so
here goes," and he flung himself overboard.
He was tished out with considerable difficulty,
but the thought of continuing the war with
j the old woman was too much for him and he
j sprang into the water again. He was hauled
out and sent to the Receiving Hospital.
A. L. Poole recently shot a large bald
eagle in the vicinity of Niagara Falls.
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