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tvEDNKSDAY ....JUXE 5, 1895
CITY ITEMS IN BRIEF.
Btude^S^rdLy * Ch ° 01 * r&da * ted 16 °
th^«U'^h tr r sht ftnd brief ' can ** * ou nd or.
in it, page of the Call every morning.
hrtrtitfn? 00 *! cfas ? of th Normal School
held its class-day exercises yesterday. DVUUUI
«i'ii'™^^ (lßs ; obtai " ea a judgment for
H King executed in 1890 by C.
Colonel C. F. Crocket will return to-day from
inVeXi 0 the W ° rl<i> Very mucb impYo™ed
Mill Valley Country Club has selected a
handsome deafen ior its new house near Mill
Charles Hennessey, charged with robbery,
n t g . mlly D y & i u r>ia Judge Wallace's
The closing exercises of the Washington
J-M-'uing School took place at Saratoga Music
Hall laM evening.
*.; T ,l!ih ge Hunt has rendered a judgment for
*-(XX) in iavor of Frank Shay and against the
Chicago Clock Company.
The Southern Pacific Comnany has arranged a
time limit on excursions to the" four ereat con
ventions about to be held.
The police have as yet been unable to trace
the murderer of James Howard, the harness
washer for Wells, Fargo & Co.
The -winning horses at the Bay District yes
terday were: Carmel, Monitor, Tar and Tar
tar, Commission ami Key Alfonso.
Yesterday was the quarterly payday of the
Pension Bureau, ami the veterans thronged
the local ollices to draw their money.
The forfeiture of the Sutter-street Railway
Company's franchise on Bush street is the sub
ject of a "suit in J udge Uebbard's court.
Deputy Superintendent Babcock and Mr.
Voder of the Normal School give their views
on San Francisco schools and teachers.
The Weather Bureau forecasts for to-day in
Ban Francisco fair weather, nearly even tem
perature, with light to fresh variable winds.
A whimsical suit for $704 for professional
services and diplomacy was filed yesterday by
Dr. Arthur Marten against Mrs. Harry Male
The analysis of a drop of blood, to be made
by Dr. Douglass W. Montgomery, will de
termine if Freeman Smith is to be hanged lor
The graduating exercises of the Hamilton
Grammar School were held at the Girls' High
School. Diplomas were presented to ninety-five
girls and boys.
The executive and printing committees for
the Fourth of July celebration met yesterday.
The ladies are attending in great numbers and
are very enthusiastic.
A verdict for the defense was rendered yes
terday in the case of C. A. Looaiis against Cal
vm Somers. Loomis sued for $100,000 dam
ages for malicious prosecution.
The prosecution rested yesterday in the case
of E. \\ . Paulsell, on trial for the robbery of a
faro bank. No indication was given of the line
of deiense to be pursued to-day.
A. H. Rickett says that President Cleveland
has not kept his promise to suspend the grant
ing of patents to the Central Pacific until it has
met its indebtedness to the Government,
Ttie Bohemian Club banqueted its ex-pres
ident, Colonel A. G. Hawes, who is going to
1., radon to reside there permanently. A loving
cup was presented the veteran Bohemian.
Dr. James M. Sharkey brought suit in the
J unices' Court yesterday against the San
Francisco Benevolent Association to recover
i? - .MO tor medical services, alleged to be due.
Joseph B. Crockett, president of the San
Francisco Gaslight Company, left for the East
ami hurope yesterday. He will, while absent,
obtain facts and figures about electric lights.
The California Wire-Cloth Company has been
incorporated, with the following directors: A.
X Hallidie, Victor Engcinger, Frank L. Brown,
B. Searles, W. A. Grubb. The capital stock is
Rev. Dr. Pillo, I. J. Truman, G. T. Gaden and
L». G. Dexrer of the Civic Federation were ar
rested yesterday on a warrant sworn out by
Dr. Marc Levingston charging them with crimi
The Manufacturers' Association finds Oak
iar.it and Los Anseles anxious to work with. it.
lea ari- made by manufacturers as to pos
.os on this coast and State officials prom
The Ancient Order of Foresters Hall Associa
tion was sued in the Justices' Court yesterday
for refusing to allow a ball to be held in their
hall on O'Farrell street last week, for which, it
is alleged, they had rented it.
I. K. Wilbur of Stockton was appointed right
of-way agent oi the Valley road yesterday. The
directors dc-ided to order 500 tons of rails by
: . iht.i construction might not be delayed
Lv the RBS oi the Washtinaw.
Paul X. Vincent and Elizabeth Brennan,
ol the nrsi engineer of the lost collier
Montserrat, were married Monday evening,
an<i with them Frank Richard Mills and Minnie
Belle Achison, mutual friends.
Mr». Blake, a physician's widow, was chosen
matron for the Receiving Hospital by the
B<.a:dof Health yesterday by Mayor Sutro's
rote, despite the fact that Governor Budd was
interested in another candidate.
Michael Nolan of Bernal Hi-ights was yester
day convicted of battery upon Policeman
Heaphy, while returning from a picnicatGlen
wood lark, hihl was ordered by Judge Joachini
ecn to appear for sentence to-day.
The pupils of St. Vincent's School were yes
terday given the mcda 1 '; and premiums they
had earned during the year. There were three
young ladies, Miss Laura Danneker, Miss Alice
G. Mciiiiire and Miss Sarah Scott, in the gradu
]n its prediction of the winners of the great
peventy-six dog coursing meeting at Ocean
View lark the Call picked six dogs to be in
the final rounds, and three of the number
selected won respectively second, third and
Whyte & De Rome sent a communication to
the City Hall Commission through the Mayor
yesterday offering to cast the big 20-foot figure
for the dome in bronze for Sj'l'2,ooo. Marion
Wells' figure for the whole work and casting in
bronze is $12,500.
Judge Hunt yesterday granted the motion
for a nonsuit in the case of J. Leszinsky against
H. L. E. Meyer, executor of the will of Joseph
P. Hale. Lewinsky was suing for a $160,000
commission for bringing about a possible sale
of part of Hale's property.
City and County Attorney Creswell sub
mitted an opinion upon the pension fund law
to Superintendent Moulder yesterday, in which
he declares that the board is not given the
powet to retire a teacher without trial merely
because she has served twenty years.
An alarm was turned in from box 156
shortly after midnight last night for a blaze
in the* rear of a restaurant and saloon owned
by the Enterprise Brewing Company at Fourth
and King streets. The damage to the buildings
■will amount to about $1000, which is fully
covered by insurance.
The California Camera Club met last evening
an<l transacted routine business. The club's
outing on Russian River has been postponed
mail after the school vacation an<l will prob
ably take place sometime in September. On
tht-Vvoning of Friday, June 7, an exhibition of
iroiii the clubs of Syracuse, Buffalo and
]>. troit will be given at the clubrooms.
The Supreme Court yesterday reversed the
decision of the lower court in favor of A. D.
Smiib against the Liverpool, London and
Globe Insurance Company for malicious i.ro
eicutton. Smith's house, valued at $1800,
■was burned, and Smith having been tried ana
acquitted of arson sued the company for dam
ages. Tue Supreme Court held that "probable
cause" Hgniiiht the plaintiff existed at the time
of bis arrest.
The graduating class of the Normal School
held its class day exercises yesterday. The
programme consisted of an address by the
class president, Miss Kennedy; a solo, "Good
by,Sweet Day," by Mrs. M. E. Blanchard; a
recitation, "The Tapestry Weavers," by Miss
Julia Coffer; the class poem by. Miss Bessie
Murray, a burlesque address on woman suf
frage by Miss McDermott and the class prophecy
by Miss Brennan. Mi.-s Ball and Mr. Voder
made short farewell addresses.
Eugene Casino and George Welsh, members
of the notorious Welsh gang, were arrested by
Oflioers Flannery and Brodt last night for
looting a shot-store at 1417 Dupont street.
They made an entrance in the rear of the store
and procured two sacks of shoes, and were
about to make their departure, when they were
surprised by the officers, who immediately
placed thorn* under arrc.-t. A number of rob
beries committed in that neighborhood are
supposed to have been committed by the men
On the evenings of the 10th, 11th and 12th
of June El Dorado Parlor No. 52, N. 8. G. W.,
will be given a benefit at the Columbia
Theater. The Frawley Dramatic Company will
present the beautiful play, "Moths. yt Tickets
are 75 cents, good tor any seat in the house,
and can he obtained at any of the following
places: C. H € mann & Co., 336 Kearny s'tee;
K. Meu<*dorfitr <!fc Son, 8 Kearny ; H. C. Sot.iot.
der, 1398 Market ; K. r. Gates <V Co., 100 Stock
ton; A. Mann Jr., 1441 Polk, and L. Kuttaer &
Co., 1644 Market.
TAKING THEIR PENSIONS
Old Soldiers, Their Widows
and Orphans at the
ARMLESS, LEGLESS, BLIND.
The Government's Bounty Ranges
From $2 to $100 a Month,
The local offices of the Pension Bureau,
on the fourth floor of the National bank
building at the corner of Bush and San
some streets, were thronged with people
yesterday. It was the quarterly payday
of the department, and the men who had
followed the flag, their mothers, sisters,
wives or orphaned children, gathered to
receive the meager stipends awarded them
by the Government for their heroism and
sufferings in years long gone by.
The ollices of the bureau opened at 7:30
o'clock, but long before that hour the vet
erans began to assemble. Some appeared
as early as 5 o'clock and waited patiently
during the long weary time before office
hours began. By the time the first clerks
arrived the street was crowded, and when
the doors were finally thrown open there
was a crush in which one woman fainted
and others suffered as to their clothing.
It was a great day for the maimed, the
halt and the blind. Men were there
minus arms, legs or eyes. Here a portion
of a hand was missing. There an ugly
scar on a wrinkled face showed the path
of a bullet or the stroke of a saber. All
were veterans, but not all were maimed.
Many there were who boasted the full
complement of limbs and eyes, but be-
neath their clothing they bore evidences
of "Hell's Half-acre" and of Gettysburg.
One man bared a breast from which be
neath the skin protruded blunt points of
broken ribs. He served in the navy for
rive years before the war and during the
straggle. He received his wound when
serving on the Hartford at Fort Fisher. A
fragment of a shell tore his chest so that
the surgeons told him he could not live;
but he survived and now draws the munifi
cent sum of $6 a month. His name is
John Field, and like many of his
old comrades he longs for a declaration of
war which might enable him once mure to
light for the flag he loves. His record is a
good one and on the strength of it he is
going to try to get into the na T -y once
Richard D. Dumphy, who lives at
Vallejo, draws $100 a month. He was a
coalheaver on the Hartford, but one day an
exploding shell left him of two arms but
He Lost His Legr at Nashville.
[Sketched by a " Call " artist.]
one stump three inches long. Strange to
say his body was not hurt and he lives to
day in comfort though he cannot sign the
receipt for his warrant.
Joseph H. Bogra of Red Bluff looks hale
and hearty. He is rather corpulent and
his long gray hair hangs in curls over his
shoulder*. But years of service in the
saddle injured him internally and he draws
$12 a mouth in consequence.
Another interesting figure is that of a
stern-faced, gray-mustached man, who
walks with crutch and cane because his
right ley: below the knee was left on the
battle-field at Nashville, Term. His pen
sion is $45 a month and when he signs his
papers he hangs his cane to the breast
pocket of his coat.
"The most interesting of the pensioners
does nor come here any more," "said Pen
sion Agent Walsh yesterday. "His name
is Hosea Brown and he now lives in Ore
gon. He served in the war of 1812, and is
the last of the veterans of that war in this
department. His age is 112 years."
The checks paid out by the bureau yes
terday numbered 1160. They were for
amounts ranging all the way from $6 to
$300. They would average 'perhaps $15,
making the total output from this agency
yesterday $17,400. f-here are, however,
about 10,000 pensioners on the books of
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 1895.
this department and for weeks the veter
ans will be calling for their money.
CONSTRUCTION OF WILLS.
The Supreme Court Interprets the Shil
With tHe exception of certain modifica
tions the Supreme Court yesterday affirmed
the decision of the lower court in the case
of E. J. Le Breton vs. "Williametta H.
Cook et al. This was an action brought by
the trustees under the will of Cynthia Hoff
Shillaber to obtain a construction of cer
tain provisions of the will.
The only question presented on the ap
peal was as to whether the will made any
disposition of the reversionary interest in
the homestead and the furniture and statu
ary therein after the death of Williametta
H. Cook or whether as to that interest the
deceased died intestate. The court below
held that the will made no disposition of
that interest and that the decedent died
intestate with respect thereto. The de
fendants, Kate G. Gould and C. B. Gould,
appealed and contended that that interest
passed to the trustees.
In deciding the case as stated the Su
preme Court said :
Constructions which lead to intestacy, total
or partial, are not favored, and therefore such
an interpretation should, if reasonably possi
ble, be placed upon the provisions of the will
as will prevent that result. Kspecially this
should be done where the will evinces an in
tention on the part of the testator to dispose of
his whole estate. A devise or bequest of the
"residue" of the testator's property therefore
passes all the property which lie was entitled
to devise or bequeath at the time of his death
TYPICAL FACES OF PENSIONERS.
[Reproduced from a sketch made for the "Call" by Campbell.]
not otherwise effectually devised or bequeathed
by his will. Lastly, a word occurring more
than once in a will is presumed to be used
always in the same sense unless a contrary in
tention appears from the context.
In thi3 connection the word "residue"
occurred three times in the will in ques
tion and upon this the court gave special
attention in construction.
HIS TACT WENT TOO FAR
Strange Suit Brought by a
Physician for Saving a
Dr. Arthur Marten Files a Whimsical
Complaint Against Mrs.
Dr. Arthur Marten is something more
than the mere "physician and surgeon"
which he calls himself in his complaint
against Emely Maleton. He is evidently
a diplomatist of considerable skill and the
fact that he is his own attorney in the
pleSjdings would seem to argue that he is
a regular out and out* Admirable Crichton.
But the doctor is incensed with Mrs.
Maleton. He says that her husband was
on the point of death and she called in his
professional and diplomatic services. Mr.
Maleton was to be kept alive by means of
the professional services, and the doctor's
diplomacy was to be used to induce his
patient to make his will in Mrs. Maleton's
favor. The doctor says he performed his
part of the contract and the only fault to
be found with him is that he kept Mr.
Maleton alive not only until he made an
acceptable will, but until the present time,
which went beyond the nominations of the
The doctor's languase and comments
upon the situation are full of unconscious
humor. He says:
That on or about the 13th day of June, 1894,
while the defendant's legal husband, Harry
Maleton, was an old and infirm and sick man
and in imminent danger of death from such
old age and infirmity and sickness, the defend
ant solicited and engaged the professional
services of plaintiff to prolong the life of her
said husband, Harry Maleton, and to restore
him to health sufficiently for the purpose of
making his will and disposing of his personal
property in favor of defendant, and plaintiff
to utilize his professional influence over said
Harry Maleton, and to induce and persuade
and counsel him to abandon his obstinacy in
neglecting and refusing to make his last will.
The patient was restored to health and
the will made in Mrs. Maleton's favor, as
required, which, the doctor says, called for
"great tact, strategy and diplomacy," in
addition to professional skill. Mis. 1 Male
ton was delighted and "was singing his
praises all over the county of Alanieda."
But there evidently came a change of
heart in Mrs. Maloton, "for," says the doc
tor, "she refused to compensate me, for
the reason that her husband had not died
and therefore should pay for the medical
services out of his own pocket, which, how
ever, Harry Maleton declined and refused
to do, and plaintiff, therefore, holds the
defendant personally responsible for his
The doctor, who took the part of the
Josselyn girls who made serious accusa
tions against George Suack, not long ago,
admits a counter-claim against himself by
Mrs. Maleton amounting to $36 for thirtv
six days' ooard for A. B. Josselyn, and
claims $764. being the difference between
that sum and $800, the full amount of his
claim for the exercise of professional skill
and diplomatic tact.
When William 111 was advanced to the
throne he not only added to the plates
given to different places in the kingdom
but founded an academy for riding.
Queen Anne continued the bounty of her
predecessors with the addition of several
plates. George I, toward the end of his
reign, discontinued the plates and j^ave the
sum of 100 guineas in their room.
By a new la;v in Germany it is enacted
that a husband who is habitually cruel or
unkind to his wife shall work all the week,
hand over his wages to his wife on pay
day and go to jail on Saturday night and
"Never less alone than when alone" has
been traced from one author to another,
and many claims have been made to its
first employment. No earlier use of it can
be found, however, than by Cicero.
Every color of tissue paper in stock, paste,
wire frames, perfumery, toilet soaps, combs,
brushes, baskets, shelf paper and Japanese nap
kins at money-saving prices. Everybody wel
come to inspect the new addition to this de
partment. Banborn, Vail & Co., 741 Market. •
THE BOARD OF HEALTH
How Dr. Regensburger Failed
to Make an Appoint
MRS. McGREER TURNED DOWN.
The Choice of a Matron for the
Receiving Hospital Causes a
There was an little meeting
of the Board of Health yesterday morn
ing, called especially to fill the place made
vacant by the resignation of Mrs. Hunter,
matron at the Receiving Hospital. There
was so much interest in this little business
that all the members of the board were
present and on time, although a specially
called meeting of a week ago to take some
action in behalf of the Almshouse and City
and County Hospital, both of which were
reported to be without food and medicines,
had to adjonrn without action for lack of a
There is an understanding among the
members of the board concerning the dis
tribution of patronage, under which each
has his own certain portion — not always,
however, so absolutely certain as the spirit
of the understanding might indicate.
It was Dr. Regensburger's turn this
time and he came with the name of Mc-
Greer to propose. He was confident of
meeting with no opposition in the matter,
for the appointment not only belonged to
him, but Mrs. McGreer had the distin
guished honor of beiner recommended for
the place by Governor Budd.
The doctors, as stated, came early — the
meeting was called for quarter past 12
o'clock, and while Mayor Sutro was per
spiring a little at the head of the table up
in the Supervisors' rooms debating
whether the big-breasted angel with the
clipped wings designed to stand up in the
wind on the dome should be made of
bronze or not they (the doctors) shut
themselves in the vaccination-rooms, and
Dr. Regensburger learned that he was not
to be allowed to put his candidate in the
Dr. Mays had a candidate in Mrs. Blake,
the widow of a physician, who is herself
something of a doctor. Furthermore, he
learned that Mrs. Blake had another friend
in the board in Dr. Mays. These two de
clared their intention of voting first, last
and all the time for the physician's
widow, despite Dr. Regensburger's insist
ment that the right to name the appointee
fell to him.
Mayor Sutro had not had the benefit of
the caucus discussion, but had been ap
praised of the merits of the case of Mrs.
Blake, very evidently, for when he called
the meeting to order and stated its pur
pose be called for nominations in a tone
of voice that indicated he was looking for
them. The two names were mentioned.
In votinc Dr. Regensburger was supported
by Dr. Bucknall, and Dr. Long supported
Dr. Mays, and the Mayor's vote was neces
sary to decide the matter.
He hesitated a minute. "You say that
Mrs. Blake has studied medicine?" he
asked, turning to Dr. Mays.
"Yes, your Honor; studied it with her
husband, who was a physician, but who is
"I shall vote for Mrs. Blake." said the
Mayor, and Governor Budd's candidate
To say that Dr. Regensburger was dis
gusted is a nitld term. He predicted after
the meeting that this action would hasten
the dissolution of the present board by the
appointment of the new, but Mrs. Blake's
friends only smiled at this, saying that the
days of the present board were probably
limited to the present tiscal year in any
case, but that the Governor would not
likely change his course by so much as a
hair "on account of it.
MOVING THE WHEAT CROP
Large Fleet of Ships Chartered
and on Their Way to
Over Three Hundred and Fifty
Thousand Tons for a Foreign
As the harvest comes on apace, the ques
tion of finding a market for the output of
the California grain fields is uppermost in
the minds of shippers. A prominent wheat
man stated yesterday that much of the
180,000 tons of Fair wheat will be used for
milling purposes here.
In other holdings there are about 350,000
tons which will doubtless be shipped away
to make room for the new crop, which will
begin to come in next month. In port
there are about twenty-nine vessels already
chartered, of which number three are
American, twenty-three British; one is
German and one Italian. Of the ships
here disengaged there are four British and
one American. These thirty-three vessels
represent a tonnage of almost 100,000 tons.
For the remainder of the carcoes of old
and new wheat there are seventy-seven
vessels on the way to this port from
Atlantic ports, both United States and
Europe, forty-nine coal vessels from New
castle and thirty-five from Swansea.
Wheat charters are going from £1 5s to
£1 12s, one ship, the Dunstaffnage, getting
£1 13s 9d. _ B b
A DOUBLE PLEA.
Judge Morrow Had a Perplexing Pris
oner Before Him Yesterday.
When Gottlieb Gruber appeared before
Judge Morrow in the United States Dis
trict Court yesterday morning to enter his
plea of guiity to a'charge of penury for
having drawn the pension of Edward
Hillzinger for several years past he created
quite a scene.
Hillzinger has been dead six years, and
since that time the dead man's imper
sonator has been drawing his pension,
amounting to $12 a month. When the
impostor stood up in court
yesterday morning he was perfectly calm
and self-possessed, and announced in the
most matter-of-fact way that he would like
to plead guilty to the charge of perjury,
but in connection therewith he wanted to
tell the court he was insane; that he had
been confined in Stockton several times,
and that members of his family were
afflicted in a similar manner.
The Judge was puzzled. By his own ad
mission the prisoner was guilty, and had
sent word to that effect from the Alameda
County Jail, where he had been confined,
and he was also guilty, as he prepared
himself to prove, of insanity. Insanity
was put forth in extenuation of his crime.
Judge Morrow appointed Attorney
Whitman to look after the prisoner's case,
and after consulting the "United States
District Attorney it was decided to let
Gruber appear this morning and plead
guilty to one count in the perjury charge.
IN OLD ST. MARY'S.
A Tocal and Instrumental Concert L.ed
by Fritz Scheel.
The vocal and instrumental concert
given last evening in old St. Mary's
church was enjoyed by a large audience.
The instrumental music was rendered by
Fritz Scheel's orchestra, and the vocal
music was by Miss Alice Canning and a
choir composed of Mrs. Giudicelli, Mrs. E.
S. Griffin, Mrs. McComb, Misses Clara
Silva, C. Stanley, Jennie Halley, Kitty
Duffy, Lizzie Devine, Jeanette Coleman,
Nellie Ford, Fannie Haussman, Minnie
Byrne, Mary Higgins, Jennie Pauba, Miss
Plunkett, Miss Julia Sullivan and Messrs.
E. Mcßain, W. G. Mugan. W. Durham, G.
Meleen, L. Walsh. C. Gagan, W. O'Brien,
S. J. Sandy, H. Duran and James Lane.
The altar was tastefully decorated with
flowers and evergreens, and within the
altar-rail sat the musicians and vocalists,
with Miss Marie Giorgiani, the organist of
Before the leader lifted his baton, Father
Wyman made a brief statement to the
effect that St. Mary's had always been
noted for first-class music and that that
reputation would be kept up. The concert,
a sacred one, was for the benefit of the
church, and he then stated that such con
certs in a church are not unusual and they
had been sanctioned by the highest author
ities of the church. He requested the
audience not to make any demonstration
of approval of the several numbers. The
following was the programme :
Priest's march, from "Athalla" (Men
delssohn); overture, "God Is a Strong Fortress"
(Raff); andante (Tschaikowsky); Aye Maria,
"Cavalleria Rusticana" (Mascagni), sung by
Miss Alice Canning; selection from "Lohen
grin" (Wagner); "Peace Festival Overture"
(Reinke); prelude to "King Manfred" (Reinke);
Loreley (Bruch); (a) "Funeral March"
(Chopin); (6) choral (Bach); "Procession of the
Women to the Cathedral" (Wagner).
The instrumental portion of the pro
gramme was rendered with that exquisite
ness of harmony that in the past has
marked the rendition of Scheel's orchestra,
while the solo and choral music was fault
less, and had it not been for the request of
Father Wyman the audience would have
given the seal of its approval in hearty ap
A Divorce Denied.
Judge Sanderson refused to grant a divorce
yesterday in the case of Mary J. Kennedy
against William Kennedy on the ground of in
VALLEY ROAD PROGRESS
I. R. Wilbur of Stockton Ap-
directors Determine That Con
struction Shall Not Be Delayed
by a Shipwreck.
The directors of the San Francisco and
San Joaquin Valley Railway met yesterday
in weekly session, with Vice-President
Robert Watt in the chair.
The most important action taken was the
appointment of a right-of-way agent. It
was found to be a matter of imperative
necessity that the company should have
an agent to represent it in all things per
taining to rights of way since about
twenty-seven miles of the road have been
finally surveyed and judging from the
energetic work of three engineering parties
now in the field many more miles will soon
be ready for grading. The time has come
when rights of way must be secured
promptly to allow construction to continue
once it is begun, so the board acted without
delay in selecting a man thoroughly com
petent to take charge of that important
branch of the work.
The newly appointed agent is I. R.
Wilbur. Mr. Wilbur svas formerly of the
firms of Wilbur & Paulsell and Wilbur &
Page of Stockton. He is a man of affairs
and prominence in Stockton mercantile
circles and has considerable influence in
the San Joaquin Valley.
It was he who undertook to build an
overland road, in which enterprise he in
terested several wealthy men when his
headquarters were at 314 Pine street. In
th^ \ alley road it will be his special task
to look after rights of way and transact all
business that arises in that direction. As
the land-owners, merchants and capitalists
along the route are each and every one in
favor of the Valley road, it is believed by
the board of directors that his position
will be a really pleasant one.
Current bills-for the month were ordered
paid. They aggregate about $5500 and in
clude supplies for the surveying camps,
incidental office expenses and" salaries of
the engineering department and office
The secretary reported that about $125,
--000 had been paid already 6n the second
installment of a 10 per cent assessment.
The telegram from Grace & Co., agents
at Valparaiso, announcing that a steamer
resembling the Washtenaw, on which were
2200 tons of rails with spikes and fishplates
for the Valley railway, was seen stranded
in the Straits of Magellan, was considered
by the directors. There was nothing to
confirm the dispatch, which is extremely
The board, however, determined that in
case the Washtenaw was lost the construc
tion and equipmentjeomniittee should be
authorized to procure 500 tons of rails from
the East as soon* as they are required, so
that construction may not be delayed
when once begun. The rails are to come
by rail across the continent, but they will
not be ordered until the committee is cer
tain that the steamer will never reach San
Chief Engineer Btorey will leave here to
morrow for Modesto, where he will meet
the surveying party under Engineer
Graham. It is his intention to go over
some of the ground personally with Mr.
Graham's corps, just east of Modesto, to
satisfy himself on various points regard
ing the route. The surveying party known
as No. 2 has encamped at' Kings River and
is operating further south.
Special Baggage Notice.
Round-trip transfer tickets on sale at re
duced rates at our office only. One trunk,
round trip, 50 cents; single trip, 35 cents.
Morton Special Delivery. 31 Geary street,
408 Taylor street and Oakland ferry depot.*
Alaskans capture ground squirrels by
placing snares over the holes opening into
their underground abodes. The snares are
made of strips of whalebone in the form
of a slipnoose.
These is an article on ths, market setflom
equaled and never excelled— Jesse Moore Whis
ky. Moore, Hum & Co. guarantee its puri%\ •
LAKE MERCED SEA LIONS
A Colony From the Seal Rocks
at Sutro Heights in Pos
FEEDING FAT ON THE CARP.
Disappearance of the Muskalonge
Placed There by the Fish
Once upon a time Lake Merced stood
high in the estimation of the City anglers.
It was accessible and didn't require much
influence to cast a line in its waters. Big
fish lingered among the weedy depths and
browsed along the sandy shores on the
western end. Cornelius Stagg then kept a
roadhouse opposite the old racetrack, and
there was a good dinner for the belated
angler under his roof, and a good bed and
a bottle of fragrant and refreshing claret.
Scott Tidball, the artist, John Adams and
dozens of worthy fishermen since departed
have swung their rods over the ripples of
Merced and compared notes around the
blazing fire at night, and were, perhaps, as
boastful and mendacious as the anglers of
the generation that succeeded them.
The trout era passed away, and was fol
lowed by an epoch of carp. Those mud
grubbers fattened on the bordering grasses
and led a life of undisturbed and ignomin
ous indolence. Nobody wanted them at
any price, and the barnacles grew upon
the elders of the gane from simple and un
broken laziness. Then another change
took place, and the Fish CommissiDiiers
announced that they were going to put
muscalonge. in the lake. A month or so
afterward they did, and it was supposed
that the reign of the carp was over, and
that those ferocious fresh-water sharks
would completely exterminate them.
A sagacious sea lion felt recently that
there must be something worth seeing be
yond the neighborhood of the Cliff House
and Sutro Heights. So he made a journey
to Lake Merced, and found the water and
the surroundings congenial. He tasted
the carp and approved of their flavor, and
being a genial and generous lion he re
turned to the seal rocks and told his chums
where he had been and what he had seen.
An excursion party consisting of a select
number of gentlemen and lady marine
lions was at once organized, and on a tine
moonlight night the t>and started for Mer
ced. Everything was just as the pioneer
had represented," and a brilliant season of
feeding and general enjoyment was in
About this time the Spring Valley Com
pany drew a net across the lake to see how
the niuscalonge were getting on. The sea
lions, now permanent residents of the lake,
laughed heartily at the experiment and
waved their flappers to the fishermen to
encourage them to keep on with their nets
and let them know how many rauscalonge
were l«ft- For the muscalonge had got to
the last dozen or so of carp when the sea
lions came in, and the sea lions had done
up the muscalonge when the experimental
nets were cast. Nothing but a few cattish
and sticklebat now remain in Lake Mer
ced. The sea lions are still there, but
unless some more stocking is done, and
pretty soon, at that, they will return to the
TEIP TO MOUNT JHASTA.
Very Enjoyable Excursion of One Him-
dren and Fifty I. miles and
One hundred and fifty people started for
Mount Shasta on an excursion last Satur
day, under W. H. Menton'a guidance.
This number was the limit, although fully
as many more wanted to go.
The excursionists were mostly profes
sional and business men, anxious for a
mountain airing, university students,
glad to get away from the prosaic curricu
lum, and school teachers who had heen
laboring unto weariness training the young
mind how to grapple with problems of lan
gtiage and figures. For them it was a
great relief to get away froru the smoke
and dnst of a great city, and, while bein^
whirled along in comfortable Pullmans, rest
the body and refresh the mind.
A brief stop was made at Sacramento,
and afterward the remainder of the night
was given up by some to sleep and others
to pleasant conversation and watching the
fantastic shades, weird mountain outlines,
and the silvery river.
Breakfast was eaten at the Tavern of
Castle Crags, and observation cars were
taken on at Dunsmuir. The day was per
fect, and the grand panorama of moun
tain and forest was viewed to the best of
advantage. The ascent of Shasta caused
considerable wondering over the engineer
ing skill which made it easy.
On the return trip Shasta Springs and
Mossbrae Falls were visited and luncheon
was b^ad at Castle Crags, where Sweetbrier
Camp was visited. San Francisco was
reached early Monday morning.
Mrs. Ebkestine Kbklino Proprietor <fe .Manager
EVERT EVENING !
THE FARCICAL OPERA THAT PLEASES ALL
H. Grattun Donnelly's
YOU WANT TO SEE IT !
NEW SONGS! NEW DANCES!
First Appearance oi
LAURA MILLARD. — — LOUISE ROYCE. '
New Scenery ! New Accessories !
"CHRISTY! PULL 'EM DOWN !"
Popular Prices— 2sc and sOc.
And Venetian Water Carnival,
Corner Eddy and Mason streets.
CLIFF PHILLIPS Proprietor and Manager
TO-NIGHT. " TO-NIGHT.
A SPECTACULAR PRODUCTION
OF SURPASSING MERIT!
Reproduction on the water of Toby E. Rosenthal's
A Nautical Tableau,
"Saved From the Waves,'.'.
LIVING BRONZE STATUARY.
Evening Prices— Parquet and Dress Circle, Re-
served, 25c and 60c.
Saturday and Sunday Matinee— Parquet, Chil-
dren, 16c: Adults, i;sc. ■ -
REV. JOSEPH COOK.
(19 Years Boston Monday Lecturer.)
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.
SATURDAY EVENING, JUNE B,]
8 o'clock. '■, ' ■
SANTA CRUZ VENETIAN WATERCARNIVAL
JUNE 11 TO 15, INCLUSIVE.
The S. P. K. R. has issued special rates of travel during Carnival week. Bound Trip from San
Francisco (tickets good for one week), $2 80. From all other points two-thirds of usual rates.
HOTEL ACCO/HMODAIIOINS AND MEALS AT USUAL RATES.
Apply early for rooms [charge not to exceed $1 per night] to Information Bureau. The following la
a brief summary of the programmer
Tuesday, Juxx© 11-
-welcome to visitors: surrender to Floral Queen; illustrated concert.
XK7"©d:tx©»day, JTuxx© 12.
Prize floral street pageant ; Venetian river fete.
Thursday, 3"uxxe> 13.
Parade of public schools; rose regatta; illuminated concert on river.
Friday, June 14.
Aquatic sports; band concert; grand ball and concert.
Saturday, 3"uxx© IS.
Bicycle parade and races; swimming matches: masque carnival and fireworks.
N. B.— The music during Carnival week will be supplied by Boncovierl's famous American Band of
" I, NEW TO-DAY-AMUSEMENTS.
I The Handsomest Family Theater I n America.
WALTER MOROSCO. . . .Sole Lessee and MauagM
A DRAMATIC EVENT !
FIRST PRODUCTION IN THIS CITY OF THE
• POWERFUL MELODRAMA,
Under the Personal Supervision of WALTER
SANFORD, Manager, Author and Actor.
Kvkniso Pricks— 2sc and SOo.
Family Circle and Gallery, 10c.
Matinees Saturday and Sunday.
TO-MORROW AFTERNOON AT 1:30.
THE BIGGEST SHOW OF THE YEAR
WILL BE GIVEN FOR THE
A.. -A..- A..
(Actors' Association of America).' *
A HOST OF NOVELTIES!
THE GREAT COKNETIST,
In conjunction with
The Programme will appear to-morrow,
and is worthy of attention.
Reserved Seats 81 .no. 75c and 50c.
Now on Hale at the Theater.
AL, HAYMAN & CO. (Incorporated), Propneton
Third and last Week!
MATINEE THE GREAT
TO-DAY AND ONLY
tAST X9 ' llf TH E GORGEOUS
™ "I Bllm mm
SATOB DAY. Ip ° » ATE -
SATURDAY. °" AUI
With Its Gorgeous Costume*,
I Beautiful Scenery, etc.,
And GIANT KALEB, the Tallest Man that Ever
rniCDL/JIQLR.6OTTIOD« G- LtisrsAinnAruowv
THE LONG 1 SHORT
AND I OF IT!
THE PUBLIC KNOW "A GOOD THING."
IN THE BEST PLAY OF THE YEAR,
"THE ARABIAN NIGHTS!"
And the Curtain-Raiser,
SAME POPULAR PRICES:
Night, 15c, 25c, 50c and 75c: Matinee, 1 Be, 25c, 500
MONDAY. JUNE 10— Great Production of
BIG CARDS OF THE VAUDEVILLE !
AMANN 7777T7... I I I I I I I I 1 I I I
JULES LEVY I
TwoAMEKIOAN STAGS |II I
McISTYRE and HEATH... EVERY ONE
FALKES and SEAMAN
ROGERS BROS A STAR.
MAUDE RAYMOND I I i II I I Mil
RICHMOND and GLENROY l !
Etc., Etc., Etc. |11111 I I I I I I
pJßeserved seats. 25c; Balcony, 10c; Opera chain
and Box seats, 50 '.
Matinee Saturday and Sunday.
Parquet, 25c; Balcony, 10c; Children, any seat, 10c.
RUNNING >*3k&£!L— > RUNNING
RAGES! jgjgJjigC RACES
CALIFORNIA JOCKEY CLUB RACES,
BAY DISTRICT TRACK.
Races Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday— Rain
Five or more races each day. Races start at 2:30
p. m. sharp. McAllister and Geary street cars pas.)
PICNICS AND EXCURSIONS.
flO!~FOri SASTA CEIZ ASMIOniREn
V '•■' f t< *
The Pacific Coast Steamship Company's ele-
gantly appointed steel steamer POMONA will
make Saturday to Monday excursions between San
Francisco, Santa Cruz and Monterey.
Leave Broadway wharf Saturdays at 4p. if. ; doe
Santa Cruz same evening about 10 o'clock. Leave
Santa Cruz for Monterey, Sundays, 8 a. m.: due
Monterey, 10 a. if. Returning— Leave Monterey,
Sundays, 4 p. m. and Santa Cruz 10 i: m. ; due San
Francisco, Monday, 5 A. m.
Fare (including meals and berth): To Santa Crua
and return, $4; to Monterey, 5.
Ticket office, 1 New Montgomery a
DON'T MISS THIS!
SANTA €RUZ MOUNTAINS !
WILL BE GIVEN BY THE
SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY,
Under the Personal Supervision of Win. H.
Menton, Excursion Passenger Agent,
SATURDAY, JUNE Bth
Only $1.25 :°^|§r! n> Only $1.25
A special first-class train will be run on this occa-
sion, leaving San Francisco Ferry Landing (Narrow
Gauge), foot of Market street, at 7:45 a.m. Re-
turning, arrive back in San Francisco at 3:05 p. H.
The main object of this Excursion is to enable
those who have in mind a summer outing an op-
portunity to inspect the many desirable CAMPING
RESORTS situated on the line of the Santa Cruz
Division (Narrow Gauge, notably Alma, Wrights,
Laurel, Glen «ood, Felton, Ben Lomond. Boulder
Creek and Big Trees. The train will stop at each
of those points, affording ample time for inspection.
Don't forget to take along your lunch baskets.
Special round-trip tickets will be placed on sale at
61« Market street, Grand Hotel Ticket Office, June
4,6, 6 and 7, and at the Ferry Landing on the
morning of the Excursion.
For further information apply or address Mr.
WM. H. MENTON, Excursion Passenger Agent S.
P. Co., 613 Market street, Grand Hotel Ticket Of-
fice, between the hours Of 12 and 1 o'clock noon.
RICH A RD GRAY. T. H. GOODMAN,
Gen. Traffic Manager. Gen. Pass. Agent.