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Light; senior beadle, A. A. Durand;
Junior beadle, F. Boulware — all of San
"rancisco. . ; :•"••
Ever since the opening of the session
Considerable wire-pulling and quiet politi
cal work has been done among the dele
gates. There are several candidates for
each office, anil as each to be successful
must secure a majority of all votes cast,
the prospects are that the election will be
long drawn out and hotly contested. It
is on the programme for *his afternoon,
but there is some doubt whether or not it
will be reached so soon. The candidates
A. Nicholson, High Court Auditor and
One of the Founders of the A, O. F.
Upon the Coast.
most prominently mentioned for the vari
ous offices are as follows :
For high chief ranger, \Villiam Cashman,
the present high sub-chief ranger, who is
naturally in the direct line of promotion
and Past High Chief Ranger P. F. Mc-
Jfulty, who was the first man to fill that
office in this jurisdiction.
For high sub-chief rangei, M. Boehm, the
present nigh treasurer; J. G. Jeffries of
this City and Samuel Ferris of Oakland.
For high treasurer, John Henderson,
president of the board of deputies.
For high court secretary, "W. F. Fossof
George J. Monck, High Court Senior
Beadle.
San Jose, the incumbent, and N. P. Light,
the official organizer.
For hiph senior woodward P. H. Savage
is a candidate, and for high junior wood
ward Dr. E. G. Case of Ukiah. P. J. Hyde
is a candidate for high junior beadle.
James C. Browne, delegate from Fort
Lane, Idaho, is a musician in the United
States army. He represents Court Gem
of the Mountains No. 8121, of which 80 per
cent of the members are soldiers.
Dr. Donald MacLennan, a Hawaiian
royalist, is one of the delegates. He came
B. N. McLennan, Editor "Foresters'
Advocate," Official Organ of the
A. O. v P., aad Deputy : High Chief
Banger,
from Honolulu specially to attend the
high court, and represents Court Lunalilo
Iso. 6600 and Court Camoes No. 8110. The
doctor, though ne is a sympathizer with
the ex-Queen, takes no active part in poli
tics. r
HERMANN'S SONS.
Work of the Grand Lodge Ended.
What the Order Has Done in
Twenty-Five Years.
After a brief session in California Hall
yesterday forenoon the annual conven
tion of the Order of Hermann's Sans was
brought to 4i close, and the delegates con-
Fred Ott, Past Grand President Her*
manna Sons.
[From a photograph.]
gratulated one another upon the pleasant
manner in which the session was con
ducted. No business of public interest was I
transacted, but the se?»ion was one of more i
than usual interest because it was the I
twenty-fifth yetf ©i the founding of the'
order in this city. The constitution nnder
which the Grand Lodge lias been working
has proved so satisfactory that it did not
need either revision or amendment.
This order was organized in the city of
New York on July 20, 1840, and in this City
in June, 1870. San Francisco No. 1 being
the parent lodge.
The spirit of the order is fraternity and
benevolence, and its motto is, "Freund
schaft, Liebe, Treue."
The order gives benefits to its members
in sickness or distress, buries the dead,
provides for the widows and cares for the
orphans when a member dies. The sum of
$250 is voted to the widow, if there is one,
and if the wife of a member dies the wid
ower is allowed $75. In the case of the
death of a widower who has children, the
sum which would have been paid to the
widow, had there been one, is set apart for
the child or children, to be paid when the
children reach their majority. Out of this
sum, however, the funeral expenses, which
in no case exceed $70, is deducted. The
lodge of which the father was a member
finds a home for the orphan or orphans.
Ever 6ince the organization the Germans
in this State have taken a deep interest in
the order, and it has steadily increased in
standing and membership.
In January, 1873, the Grand Lodge was
formed with only three lodges in the State,
having a membership of 288. Now there
are eighteen lodges, namely: San Fran
cisco No. 1; California No.* 2, Oakland;
Ernst yon Bandel No. 3, Harmonic No. 4,
San Jose; Eureka No. 6, Germania No. 7,
Hercules No. 8, North Beach No. 9, Mis
sion No. 10, San Francisco; Sacramento
No. 11, Sacramento; Los Angeles No. 12,
Los Angeles; Livermore No. 13, Liver
more; Haywards No. 14, Hay wards;
Fresno No. 18, PVesno; Teutonia No. 19
Napa; West Berkeley No. 21, West Berke
ley, and San Diego No. 22, San Diego.
The memoership of these seventeen lodges
is conhned to the sterner sex, but the
eighteenth is composed of the gentler sex
and is known as Hoffnung No. 1. Seven
of the lodges meet in this City.
The membership is 1794, exclusive of the
ladies' lodge, which has 144 active and 54
Imdwigr Scharenberg:, Grand President
Hermann's Sons.
[From a photograph.]
honorary members. There is also con
nected with the order a singing section and
a dramatic section, both of which give very
creditable entertainments. .
Of those who were charter members of the
first lodge," all r but. two have passed away.
These are Ernst Grimm of this City and
Henry Tostman of Los Angeles. *'
!. During twenty- , years the ' several
lodges have paid for "sick benefits $122,
--597 50; burial expenses, $39,804 95, and for
other assistance $6307, making a total of
$168,709 45. : The aggregate of money on
hand is $60,199.
The past grand president's rollcall bears
the following names: H. ilonzbach, H.
Weiget, D. BogH, F. R. Meyer, P. L. Roth
ermel, A: Schombs, ' E. Mack, P. War
kentui, H. Haar, J. Wernnier, John 1 H.
Schuur, H. Spiering, F. M. Pharin, F.
Hensel, W. Crom and F. Ott. -
he officers of the Grand Lodge who have
entered upon the discharge of the duties
of their respective - offices for the ; ensuing
term are : Grand president, Ludwig Schar
enberg of San Francisco grand vice-presi
dent, John P. Krempel of Los Angeles;
grand secretary, P. N. E. Lampe of San
Francisco (sixth term); grand treasurer.
Charles Trautmann of San Francisco (third
termV tM-and trustees— R Rpr>hpnharh nf
San Francisco, w! Ludd^ke of Oaklant P
Spnnnr of Tlprkplev ?rand euide = M
Schnelde°^f B San Francfsc^ com!
mittee-F. Fortmann, t Peter Kruckel and
John Woehrlein;:. all of San Francisco;
grand inside guardian, lß.. Hoffmann of
lan : Francisco, and grand outside guar
dfan E St ahlmann of Ban S£o.
Grknd Trustee Rechenbach ! shaking of
the ordersincehe joined it in 1886, said :
, . : ' '—7- : — : — : '■ — - — —^—
R. Rechenbach, Grand Trustee Her
mann's Sons.
[From a photograph.]
"Since I became a member of the order the
membership and number of lodges have
been increasing, and a pleasant feature is
the harmony that has prevailed. The
members of the various lodges have de
voted themselves conscientiously to the
objects of the order, and have done an im
mense amount of good. The interest
taken in the order is noticeable in the fact
that not one lodge was unrepresented."
Ludwig Sharenberg, who has been pro
moted from grand vice-president to the
presidency, has for a number of years been
foreman of the composing-room of the
California Demokrat.
Mr. Lampe, the grand secretary, had
one opponent, a Mr. Bauer, but the major
ity of the delegates were so well pleased
with the efficient manner in which he had
discharged his duties that they re-elected
him for the sixth time.
Miss Daly's Recital.
Miss Anna Daly will give a matinee recital
at Laurel Hall, 32 O'Farrell street, at 3 p. m.
to-morrow. Miss Daly will render severa"
humorous and other selections from well
known authors, and will be assisted in the
musical part of her recital by Miss Ella V Mc-
Closfcey, contralto, and Messrs. Frank Coffin
Charles Parent, Dan Warde and George Rice
Frank Byrne to Be Banqueted.
Frank M. Byrne, who broke the world's rec
ord Sunday last on the five-mile course be
tween San Mnteo and San Carlos, will be ban
queted to-night by the Doys of the Imperial
Cycling Club, of which he is a member and
nnder whose colors ihe race was won. Mr.
Byrne will leave for Oregon on Sunday morn
ing.
Mark Hopkins Institute of Art.—Con
cert this (Thursday) evening*
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1895,
ALIKE AS TWIN BROTHERS
Remarkable Resemblance Be
tween Two Men Not at All
Related.
IT MAEES THEM FAST FRIENDS.
Their Experiences In Mistaken Iden
tity Afford Them Keen En
joyment.
Mystification and amusement have fre
quently arisen during the past year among
the numerous circle of friends and ac
quaintances of Fred Ott of this city and
Hermann Koerber of San Diego, who re
semble one another as closely as twin
brothers, though no nearer relation exists
between them than that of being members
of the same fraternal order.
Mr. Ott is one of the most influential
members of the order of Hermann's Sons,
and as grand president had occasion to go
FRED OTT. HERMANN KOERBER.
THE CALIFORNIA DEOMIOS WITH THEIR DUNDEEAEYB LAPPED
GVJLR IHEIR EARS.
: [From a photograph.] .
to San Diego with the other grand officers
to institute a new lodge there last August.
As he was leaving the depot after his ar
rival at San Diego he was puzzled and sur
prised to have a perfect stranger accost
him in a familiar way and ask him if he
was still in the same business. He sus
pected the agreeable individual of being a
a bunko-steerer, but readily responded in
the affirmative, as he has been engaged in
the jewelry business in San Francisco for
the past twenty-three years.
Further conversation, however, con
vinced him that his cordial acquaintance
had mistaken him for a resident of San
Diego, who bore a remarkable resemblance
to himself. His first surprise was then
changed to one of curiosity regarding his
rival in good looks. What, "then, was his
astonishment when he came to install the
officers of the new lodtre to rind that one of
them, Hermann Koerber, was his counter
part, a fact that had already led to much
confusion and amusement among the other
visitors from San Francisco. He was
promptly introduced to his fraternai rela
tive, and for the remainder of his stay he
and Koerber were almost inseparable, they
being alike not only in their physical
Fred Ott and Herman Koerber.
[From a photograph.]
I — — — -.-..—- . .
I . „. *hp"r Y>v" Id' T
j ma^f J*' ... lDevT J, a dispositions.
' By those not informed they were believed
*° b * twin b . ro t he .^' . Th .cv are of the same
' height, their build IS Similar, their dress
| fj ik .% the St .°* th e ¥ rSUt , 1 ? h oni^ ° f
their faces is identical, and there is but
| two years difference in their ages, Kcerber
; be i, n |p c older an - ... . '■■ Af ■-.'■ •-,
For th * remainder of h,s stay Ott found
! n °e ter u^^f^J a - n a 'wSii w,?, 5 h
localities where Koerber is well known and
bein ? m . iß . take " ««>r him. hujßreatert enjoy-
S^ £ from the popajanty which he
'
V 'l Last month there was a ' public installa
tion of officers of ; the San Diego Lodge of
Hermann's Sons, and Grand President Ott
went down to participate in the work. > He
made .an able address •on that , occasion,
but few knew whether he or Koerber was
the : eloquent ; ; speaker. , Koerber, in fact,
came in for the lion's share of the honor
and 5 congratulations, ;' and ; this in part
played even on Ott for the latter' enjoy
ment of the friendship .of Koerber's lady
friends and acquaintances during his pre
vious BOJourn.--;.Y :
During the last visit Ott and Koerber
were more together than ever and derived
much amusement from the mild sensation
which >■■ they created ? : wherever they ap
peared in .'; company, their striking simi
larity being certain to attract immediate
attention.^ . w -
r ' Both entered fully into , the spirit of the
dromio-like phase of £ the situation, and as
souvenirs of the iolly times they had to
gether they ; had themselves photographed
in various styles, each change = serving to
more greatly emphasize their resemblance
to one another. One picture was taken in
Ctt and Koerber, the California Dro
mios, Rigged Out as Hod-Carriers.
{From a photograph.]
their ÜBual style of dress and as they
naturally appeared, another was taken
with the ends of their Dundrearys lapped
over the ears, while a third shows them
with their whiskers crossed and fastened
under their chins and attired in the cos
tumes of hod-carriers, the effect being
heightened by the clay pipe which each
contentedly gripped between his jaws.
A SOEIPTUEAL DISCOUKSE.
Evangelist Varley Propounds Some In«
terestlng and Pertinent
Questions.
Evangelist Henry Varley's discourse at
the United Presbyterian Church, Golden
Gate avenue and Poik street, last evening
was, "Have you the assurance that you are
saved? If not, why not?"
Mr. Vartey opened by reading Col. ii,
and showed the position of the believer in
Christ. He remarked that he was con
stantly meeting people who said that they
did not feel saved, and said th^y must first
be delivered before they could feel it.
John's epistle showed that life is in the
son of God, not in themselves.
Turning again to John iii:lß. "He tha
believeth is. not condemned, but he that
beiieveth hot is condemned already," the
speaker showed how God pitied man be
cause he was a sinner. After some further
illustrations Mr. Varley made an appeal to
his hearers to receive Christ. Nine of those
present signified their belief by rising.
Evangelist Varley will conduct services
this evening in the same church. His dis
course will be based upon, "The Leprous
King and the Cleansed Prophet." All are
welcome and seats will be found for all
HANDLE Y'S GASE.
His Wife at Last Secures a Divorce on
the Ground of Extreme
Cruelty.
Detective H, H. Haridley is now a single
man.
His wife, Leonora Handley, was granted
a divorce yesterday afternoon, on the
ground of extreme cruelty, and her attor
ney, Charles Perry, succeeded in securing
a division of property, which is more than
equivalent to an alimony.
Detective Handley has been on the force
for ten years or more, and for some time
his special detail was to look after the lot
teries. He was looked on as a good and
efficient officer, but those who knew him
best asserted that his domestic relations
did not reflect creditably on him. The tes
timony in the divorce suit vindicated the
truth of that assertion.
Mrs. Leonora Handley testified that he
had amused himself at odd times (though
always sober) by chasing her around the
house with a revolver, and when that di
version became monotonous he would lock
her out in the middle of a dark night and
leave her to find shelter and succor at her
leisure and convenience.
One* during their visit to the World's
Fair at Chicago Mr. Handley was suffering
from a severe attack of cramps in the
stomach. His wife was dntifuliy applying
poultices, and when the hot fillfng thereof
happened to bum him he, according to the
wife's statements, rose up in bed and
struck her a brutal and felling blow in the
breast. At other times ne would curse her
and indulge in blood-curdling threats.
In the cross-complaint defendant charged
his wife with using vile language to him,
but his attorneys took occasion yesterday
to say that the allegations therein con
tained were false.
Since their marriage Mrs. Handley has
come into several thousand dollars worth
cf property, which the court yesterday set
aside to her in lieu of alimony. Other
causes for domestic infelicity existed
which the attorneys very considerately for
bore bringing out.
ANNUAL ALUMNI BANQUET
Graduates of the University of
California Meet at
Table.
Toasts and Music and Flashes of
Wit Enliven the Enter
tainment.
The annual banquet of the Alumni As
sociation of the University of California
was held last evening in the maple room
of the Palace Hotei.
The banquet-hall was prettily decorated
for the occasion, and a stringed orchestra
discoursed sweet music while the guests
satisfied the demands of appetite. The
guests in goodly numbers sat about a
horseshoe table, at the head of which .gat
A. R. Morrison, who acted as toastmaster.
The menu served was a choice one, and
all did it full justice. After the needs of
the inner man had been satisfied speeches
and toasts were in order.
Of these there were few set numbers, but
the impromptu speeches and sparkles of
wit which scintillated about the board
more than made up for any possible defi
ciency.
J. Richard Freud of the class of '76 spoke
earnestly on "Higher Education and
Higher Politics." George C. Pardee of the
class of '79 responded to- the toast, *'T he
Alumnus in Politics." Frank M. Powers
of the class of '85 told of the duties of a
citizen in response to "The University
Man in Legislation."
"The Class of '75" was responded to by
Fred W. Hellman, and "The Class of '95"
had as its spokesman George L. Jones.
Others made impromptu speeches and
bright addresses which kept the ball roll
ing till a late hour. Among those noticed
about the festal board were: D. M. Mark
son '92, C. L. Turner '92, W. C. Blasdale '92
I. G. Conrad '80, H. E. Miller
'85, F. P. Dewing, '75, W. H. Gorrell
'95, J. P. Woodward '73, T. H. Paurs '95,
A. C. Turner '95, J. E. Strachan '95, E. M.
Wolf '94, J. B. Remken '73, A. F. Morrison
'78, Rev. W. A. Brewer '85, G. C. Edwards
'75, E. Otis '73, F. B. Russell '85, Charles
Fox '95, J. J. Dwyer '82, J. Richard Freud
•76, G. D. Blood '92, W. R. Daingerfield
'78, L. F. Bartlett '93, P. T. Tompkins '92,
Percy H. O'Brien '95, L. H. Jacobs '91, F.
V. Holman '75, W. H. Lenney '91. W. H.
Graves '90, S. Colt Jr. '89, G. H. Roos '80,
J. A. Laighten '88, G. L. Jones '95, Frank
M. Powers '85, Fred V. Helman '75, George
L. Pardee '79, 0. K. McMurray '90, F.
Dunn '85, and R. S. Norris '92.
80HNEIDEB, THE "PENCE."
He la Held to Answer Before the
Superior Court.
The preliminary examination of Jake
Schneider, the "fence" for the five boy
burglars who were held to answer before
the Superior Court by Judge Low on Tues
day, was held yesterday.
The boys were witnesses for the prose
cution, and they made out a strong case
against Schneider. Eddie McQuaid tes
tified that he gave Bchneider a gold watch,
which was stolen from a house on Van
Ness avenue, to pawn. Schneider got $5
on the watch, but told the boy he only got
$2 50. Eddie out of the $2 50 gave Schnei
der 50 cents, so that the "fence" gained $3
by the transaction. When the other boys
heard this testimony they became angry,
and each told a story of articles they had
handed to him to pawn.
Judge Low held Schneider to answer
before the Superior Court in $3000 bonds on
a charge of receiving stolen goods.
A New Mining Company.
The Pitch Pine Gold Mining Company has
been incorporated with a capital of $100,000
and the following directors: Frank McCann,
W. R. Townsend, C. H. Coffin, James Grady,
A NEW PLAN OF FINANCE.
Wash in : Porter's Idea of
: ' How to Increase the Na- ■
;>. . ■. ; :•;"'. tion's Prosperity, ■ -; : 'K * .-.
LEGAL TENDEi BOND SCS3BHE.
Sliver Should Take the Placet AW
.' ' Currency tess:^Thjani Five \ '
. '•' •'/Donors.;':- .'.= :
?.. Washington Sorter ndted fnjit
" house 'of Porter Brothers of ; Chicago has
evolved a plan to reorganise the \ financial
system of this country, which he believes
f will do more to create prosperity arid pre
vent panics thafi : any plan yet laid before
the people. . '.V.yi'-'' ; - -.'/'■... >'•>•••• >' •:••'•■'•?.■ •":'. •?
Mr. Porter's : ideas ate based upon his.
experience : ; and are really : - the. result of
. observations taken all over the " country;,
The firm of Porter Brothers has stores in
Chicago, New York, Boston, Dulnttii Mm"
. neapolis . and Omaha. ; : Mr. Porter- : started
in the business with no : means aiid is now
more' than. .twite; a millionaif c, if 'reports be •
true. ' "■■,'-■• -Y'-'s:..-'?- ■'.-.:/* '•'.'. ;'•:?. -V- '.l' : \ji: '~' : i' '■'
. • Mr. Porter outlined his plan as. follows.
He said: "In order to bring about relief
from the great business depression .: "I
believe a plan on. the following lines would
be effectual: Left, the Government issue,
•gradually $500,000,000 or $600,000,000 in
bonds bearingS per - cent interest, payable
:in - gold. •:• Let', the Government ' take "up a;
like amount of ;. the present outstanding
bonds as they fall due and those which
are held payable at the pleasure of the
Government. ;In the .place ' of C. these
old ; bonds . Jet there >be issued : : bonds
of small . value—from $20 : and : upward—
and . let .it 'be !so arranged I that all .-. these,
bonds be sold to our Own people. The
Secretary of the Treasury could do this
through the various P.blstbnices throughput
this Republic. :: 3 1 lie : bonds could be offered
at the different - Postoffices in proportion
.to; the number of inhabitants at each of
the respective offices. TThus the people
in a community could 'make application
for what bonds they desired. When all
the applications . were in the : Postmaster,;
in case the- applications exceed the allotted
amount of bonds, . could , • apportion the
number of \ bonds .in his : control pro rata
among the applicants. This would prevent
capitalists from gobbling up all the bonds
and would allow the farmer and the me
chanic to get as much as they desired. If
all the .bonds ; allotted :to ' a certain Post
office were not called for the surplus could
be sent, to where there was a greater
mand or to the money centers. All these •
bonds should be niade legal tender, so that
.they may be. .taken at their face value with
the interest up to date of transfer. .■ These
bonds would be a .better investment for
persons of small savings than a regular
savings bank. There ; would be bo bank
to • fail, and they could always have their
money ready. Bankers could hold -these;
bonds as well as individuals, ' and in : the
case of a panic or. » run on the banks these
bonds would pass as legal tender. ■• i .-■
"I also suggest that all bills and all gold
coin below $5 be called in and silver coin
issued therefor. .This would make a
greater change in the system of the East
than in California, on account of the small
bills in use there. By this new plan it
would put in active circulation an immense
amount of silver, as , every one then would
have to carry silver in quantities less
than $5.
• "I would ; further suggest that all debts
and dues outside of. import duties paid to
the Government , be made payable one
tenth in silver. v. ■■'. V ? ' \-;~X
"Now, in order to take care of the inter
est accruing ;on these gold-bearing bonds
the Government should collect all its im
port duties in gold. As these bonds would
be scattered and owned by our own people
in ; small amounts, there ; being >no gold
smaller than ass piece, a large amount of
this interest would be paid in silver. ,--.-..
"This plan would increase the volume of
legal tender just in f. proportion to the
amount of bonds issued. It would help to
put at rest this feeling of distrust and un
certainty so often j occasioned by and fol
lowing panics. It would stop the cry that
there is no money. In a word, I believe, if
this plan or some other of a similar nature
were adopted by our '■ country, confidence
would be restored, money would be plenti
ful and our own people would receive the
immense benefit of ; keeping at home the
interest accruing on this vast sum of
money. It would put into active use mil
lions of dollars which are . now being
hoarded up and lying idle, that the peopled
are afraid to let out or invest on account of
the uncertainty of . what legislation might
occur upon : the -silver question. " : The an
nnal interest on $500,000,000 worth of bonds
at 3 per cent :is $15,000,000. Think of that
amount of money going out among the
people of this country instead of being sent:
to foreign capitalists !".-■'" : : . . ,'.- • .: •" . C
"I believe these bonds would betaken
quickly ; by. : our peopje at par; and in a
short . time they ■ might command ■ a pre- •:
mium. It would enlist home patriotism,
as anybody from a wprkingman lup could
buy the bonds. They would take a deeper
interest in the. welfare of the country. • As
it is now the bonds are sold to great syndi
cates and go all over the world. Our people
do not think.they are being treated right*
as ? foreigners get the benefit of " the vast ;
amount •of interest. : France astonished
the world by paying off its indemnity to
Germany with great ease. This was done
by a system of bonds sold to its own people.
"We should profit by this example. -. .: •. "
\ "While this plan may not cure the silver
question it is a wise step in the right direc
tion. Radical changes are most dangerous
to ; a country. ; My plan is ■a , good * com
promise and would quickly relieve the dis
tress. During the panic I personally knew
a man who ; wanted to : raise $25,000 cash.
He offered $100,000 in Government bonds
as security, but could not get the cash. . ;
"Some people may attempt to find fault
with |my plan, but if any one desires to
discuss the matter I ■ would like to meet
him.:l:knPw. there are chances for argu
ment; but .1 feel -able to, knock but any
objections. - : I have submitted my plan to
many, bankers, capitalists and financiers,
and they all admit it is the best one they
have had placed before them." . , •;.> . : '• .:'
CHINESE ABE ANGBY,
Suits Against the Police Begun in the
United States Circuit Court.
The Chinese and the police are to have a
pitched battle in the Federal courts.
Hitherto the police have had all the best
of the argument and houses in Chinatown
have been entered and searched for lottery
games and gambling dens.
The Mongolians have come to the con
clusion that they have a few rights on
their side, so yesterday Lee Vow, a mer
chant on Washington street, brought suit
in the United States Circuit Court against
Officers Cook, Joy, Cullinan, Hennesy,
Cooney and Fraber, the Chinatown squad,
for breaking into his store in search of a
lottery game. He asks for $5000 damages.
Wong Fing Jong is another merchant,
who resides at 737 Jackson street. His
premises were broken into, as the police
thought a gambling den was in full blast
there. Nothing was found and now the
Chine se wants the Circuit Court to award
him $5000 damages.
Chief of Police Crowley is named as the
defendant.
THE MEBOANTILE LIBBABY.. 1 !
A Proposition to Sell It to the City
Authorities.
The Mercantile Library Association has
a debt of $75,000 and no money to meet it.
Ways to pay off this indebtedness have
been suggested, but none have been de
clared practical.
At the last meeting of the trustees of
the association a committee was appointed
io confer with a committee of the Free
: Library trustees to ascertain whether the
Free Library trustees could and would, in
consideration of the property of the assp
<;iation v including lot, building and books,
assume the mortgage soon to become due.
Action upon this will be taken at the hiext
meeting of the association trustees. '-■.
The-valiie of the property is estimated at
$250^000. Mr. Gerberding, one of the asso
ciation trustees, is'in. favor of the prop6s.iT.
tion for the reason that the library cannot
payeixpensesaad he is opposed to begging
:luhds... : : ■'.. ..•■■: •• . . ' -■.■.;■
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00-OPESATIVE GOMMONWEALTH.
"Thjiß.-. Trustees' Express Themselves on
r~ ; :>f'.".' 'X? , -the I .:> l) <> r ui-st i on . °i-y.;J'~£' m
fs^fbie I trustees of the Co-operative Com
mortweaitli assert that the report circu
lated to.tlie effect that th« association was :
Willing: to furnish labor for th<3 Ban Joa
qjiin ? Valley . 'road for $1 25 : ;a" day places
ttiem in ah iirifarorable light. They say
th^i their association is hot ;an enemy of
iftbiofj, that its members do not and will
' not tyork for less thah standard wageb,
and that 6ne of : its objects is to uplift do'wTi
trodden. labqr and place it on a higher
plane, sd as to ' secure pejiruiri€nt relief so
that the .laborers may secure more of the
:neGessatjesj6flife>>. i ',>:; i^~ •-,-.: :';{£, ';■':;:*■■■:. .'sy.
"The ayerag« wages paid in Eastern can
'.h'erie-Sis:&i-.ce.hta>:^ttftyy" say ■ the trustees,
"a^d that includes skiUed :• rab6f. : ";.M?lie Cost
.bi canning a-.three-.pound can of tomatoes
isSas:: follows x- Can ■••:l^'- : ceuts. tomatoes; ; 1
cent and labor : - 1-3 of J.? cent; total, 2 5-6
cents. i Gdnj.p%re.tb.is;%iit;b pauper wages of
Europe and will ; see that ; the differ
• ence is very small. : If our association were ;'
.engaged in" the canning business and sold
the product at present prices, the wages
the laborers would receive would be": four
■tiictes" as high. ■• Any co-operative ore:aniza
;ti!ofl^ will attest the l.tf u-th: of thisj. : \V« ask
of the laboring men and the labor unions
if theCo-oi>erativ£ Commonwealth is in ex
. istence to increase or reduce wages. The
.labpiing classes to-day work for a mere
existence, while the surplus goes to those
who employ them." ' \^
BANKS DODGING TAXES.
/ On© Statement for the Com
-: missioners, Another for
the Assessor.
The '; Cfvic Federation ; Making :an
. : : V \ Investigation— -Insurance Men .';!•.
' : • Accused.
The Civic Federation is going after the
: banks and : ; insurance ; companies. ' . : Just .as
: soon: as itanager Vining has been :: brought
: tp; time on • ttie car-fender : qdestion, the
federation Will spring a lot of comparative
statistics on the thirty-five or forty banks
f of; this City, which will doubtless very much
interest the financiers. J
„T he organization : believes that the ' tax
. levy; is very unequally distributed, " and
. that the banks have for years paid far less
: into the Gity treasury than they : ought to
I have paidv • v :." .'."■■ ■. ■■ "-, . ■ / ■.■, - -." X- : -'
■ The banks, according to the federation,
make two statements ; of ; their financial
condition annually — one to the City Asses
sor and one to • the Bank Commissioners.
The statements widely vary. It is to the
interest of. the banks to make as good a
showing as possible to the Bank Commis
sioners, and it Is equally to their interest
to misrepresent their financial condition to
the City Assessor. , . .
' The federationists have not the slightest
doubt that a comparison of these variant
statements will snow that the banks owe
the City, a \ large sum iof money, and the
federation will see to it that the banks pay
up. «It; is prepared :to employ attorneys
and pay all the other expenses of litigation
which maybe necessary to bring the banks
to time. ' .
"It seems rediculous," said an officer ■ of
the federation, "that "we should be com
pelled to engage in such work, which
should really be directed by the municipal
officers elected to protect the City from
iust such frauds. But the work has got to
be done and the federation will do it.
"I understand that one scheme practiced
by the banks to evade the Assessor's dep
uty is to deposit large sums of money an
nually with the Sub-treasurer, obtaining
an equivalent which, under the United
States laws, is not assessable. This should
not be : allowed . : to be : done. ■{ The banks .
should be assessed honestly and fully, and
if.they make false statements to the Asses
. sor they should be prosecuted; ?.•. • ••": \.i
. : "The insurance : companies ; : are more or
legs involved in the saroe kind bf double
dealings They make two statements an
nually to the Insurance Commission
ers and one to the Assessor. A portion of
Piir work will ; consist of comparing these
statements, although I think the banks
will ; receive : most attention, •• iv'-:i'^v\
" "I have been/ looking lip the law : and
statutes covering these matters, and I th ink
we can- '. accomplish '. bur purpose - : without
;a-ny ■difficulty." • . . . •
' According to a German scientist a rise or :
fall of price in cereals is synonymous with
ame or fall in crime. U> :J : "• .= .:« v, ;■'- . ;-:.- = : .* '::■:{■'
KELLY & LIEBES'
Cloak and Suit House,
120 KEARNY STREET.
NEW STYLE KEKFER JACKET • - ; '• •■ : *
:; ■■.-■-•SUITS, navy and black, skirts all ifl»1 1 A A
:Uned;...;V.^ .:.:..v...-\.. ......;. .... «tj>ll.UU
REEFER JACKET SUITS, mixed -V"'. " ■
'- 1 grays, tans and browns, very swell flft 1Q r a
r.-V sstyles .a V;..-.■..-.:-.-. ■;..-.■. .-. :-. -. :^ ...;. ;. ..; . . /^fl) IZ .OI/
SUMMER SILK DRESSES, trimmed Q> OA y AA
DUCK DRESSES, nobby styles ; ;". " • : ; ton' Kfi
SILK WAISTS, big assortment, $3 50 . - fi7,AA
LIGHT TAN, JACKETS, fine cloths © 1 HfAfi
VELVET : CAPES, trimmed and ' ton : r{\
;: lined, fr0m...... ..-;........./..:..:: --.^p i .OU
For Pale, Worn-Out Folks.
y.-! No one fears spring sickness who us«s ,'■ j
Palne's ; Celery ; Compound, that wojiderfnl :-
medicine that makes people well. No one '
; need be pale or worn-out, with weak nerves "s I
■ and Impure i blood, if : they : use this grand ;
' I strength-giver. Try It. ; . - ;._■- ■ '. . •■s °V
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ABSOLUTELY
v PURE
FRENCH
MIXED
CANDY
FRESH DAILY
35c per lb.
On Saturdays
3Oc per lb.
Having secured the services of a
: SUPERIOR CANDY MAKER ■ and
using only the BEST MATERIAL In
the manufacture '■) of OUR CANDY,
we can : : Justly claim ;it■ to •be "AS
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TRY A BOX.
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READ THESE TESTIMONIALS
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 29, 1895.
This is to certify that I have subjected
the Antoinette Depilatory to a thorough
chemical analysis : and I find it to ■be
superior to all other preparations' for
the - removal of superfluous hair. It : Is
without the leant irritating action upon
the most delicate skin. •'•—"-
:/':. ■.:■".;"■:':■■' , W. T. TTENZEIX,
.'- : . '. . .'' 1. Analytical Chemist.
' This Is to certify that I know Professor W. IV
Wenzell and know him to be correct in every de- :
UU. .-: .:. M. H. LOGAN, Pa.G.,M.I>. ! .
• v . This Depilatory is WARRANTED not to
stimulate the' growth of the hair.' '. Price
81 50. TRIAL SAMPLES of three of my
complexion specialties for 50 cents. '. ■'
Enough to last 2. or 3 weeks. Just
what you require. _ t
MME. MARCHAND,
•■ '. i ■ Hair and Complexion Specialist, ' -• .
131 POST STREET, ROOMS ; 32-36,
"I' •.-.•■-': Taber's Entrance. Telephone 1349. ■■' '
STOCK RANCH
CHEAP! a CHEAP!
HAVE THE BEST STOCK RANCH IN THE
!JL State of California, that I can sell at low figure, I
within 80 miles of San Francisco and* within 5
miles of town and railroad. Plenty of water and
feed 12 months In the year. : .•■■ • - : -.'. •.
LOUIS SCH LOSS,
;': . ■ Rooms 24 and 25, >» p ■ -
CROCKER BUILDING.
DR.MQNDLTY.
- rpHIB WELL-KNOWN AND KKLIABLR SPE- I
X ciallst treats PRIVATE CHKOMC AND •
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' Discharges; cures secret Blood and Skin Diseases,
Bores and swelimgi: Nervous Debility, Impo-
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'-•■< He corrects the Secret Krrorsof "i outh and their
terrible effect*. Loss of Vitality, Palpitation or the
Heart. Loss or Memory, Despondency, and ether
troubles of mind and body, caused by the Errors.
Excesses and Dlseas-s of Boys and Hen. ■ -
He restores -Lost Vicar and Manly ; Power,' re-
I moves Dufurmltles and restores . the' Organ* • to
Health. "He also cures Dis«as«a caused by Alar>
cary and other Pelsonous Drugs, r, .--',-
- Dr.McNulty's methods are regular end sc!en>
: title, wHe uses no patent nostrums or ready-made
' preparations, but cures the disease by > thorough
I medical treatment. His New.: Pamphlet on Pri-
I rate | Diseases sent Free to all men who describe
their trouble. Patients cured at Home, Terms
° reasonable. l '- ■ — v '-■ ," -■ o.- - .- •'- 0 ... ■ ■
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. Z6}< Kearny St., S»n Fraaeiaco. Cal. '' v
■ OS- Beware of etraugers who try to talk to to« 2
about your dl**aie on the utreots or eUewhers.
They are cappers or steerers for swindling doctors.
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