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Civic Federation in Line
With the "Call's"
DEFECTS OF THE STATUTE
District Attorney Barnes Points
Out Weak Spots in
HOW ADVANTAGE IS TAKEN.
Why Indictments Will Not Hold
Against Publishers of
At a committee meeting of the Civic
Federation, yesterday afternoon, the sub
ject of the suppression of lottery-ticket
selling and lottery advertisements came up
for discussion. The sentiment of the com
mittee was unanimous upon these three
Tnat the lottery evil ia one of the great
est enemies of the public weal, having a
tendency to encourage the gambling in
stincts of both men and women, and. in a
corresponding ratio, to discourage thrift,
in the vain hope of acquiring wealth with
out returning an adequate compensation
to the community, with the result tbat
thriftlessness and poverty inevitably follow.
That the existing law? against the Jottery
evil should be enforced by the authorities,
and that wherever the existing laws are
inadequate to suppress the evil they should
be amended or supplanted by more effect
Ttiat the Call deserves the thanks of all
law-abiding citizens for the determined
stand it uas taken in the matter, and that
the example it Las set of closing ils
columns to the advertisements and read
ing notices of the iottery companies should
be emulated by n.\ the other daily news
papers that have a due regard for the sen
timents and the laws of the community
whose patronage they enjoy.
it was quite an informal meeting and
had not been called for the purpose of
discussing the lottery question. The anti-
Jottery agitation, however, is so directly in
line with the work of the Civic Federation
that the consideration of the matter came
about quite naturally, and the discussion
tnat ensued was a most interesting one.
As a result, of this committee meeting it
was resolved to Jay the matter before the
Civic Federation as a whole at its next
meeting and advise that body that steps
be taken to strengthen the agitation
against lotteries with the active and moral
strength of the federation.
'•It is certainly one of the great evils of
this community — the traffic in iottery
tickets and the newspaper advertisements
concerning the drawings," said C. C. Ter
ri 11, one of the leading members of the
Civic Federation, "and I think the citizens
of this State should not hesitate to give
their emphatic approval to the course
pursued by the Call in this matter.
•'1 think they will, too, and that there
are not Jacking signs of appreciation of
the splendid example set by the Call in
ruling iottery advertisements out of its
columns. You see. the daily newspaper
has a deal of power in a community, and it
■would eeem to me to be either a very heart
less, a very careless, or a very mercenary
newspaper proprietor who can lend the
great influence of his newspaper to such a
poor man's fraud— one that is not only
morally wrong on its face, but illegal at
the same time — as that of the lottery
'1 am not authorized to speak for the
Civic Federation in this matter, but I
know the sentiment of the men who com
pose that body, and I know that sentiment
)s strongly against all forms of gambling,
and particularly against tnat most per
nicious form of gambi ing in the shape of
lotteries. It is a work, too, that is entirely
within tue scope of the federation, and I
have no doubt but what that body will do
what it can to further the anti-lottery
"Personally I don't know that I am in
favor of adopting the recommendations of
the Grand Jury on the subject; that is, of
makiDg the offense of selling a lottery
ticket or advertising the drawings a felony
instead of a misdemeanor. Mv opinion is
that such a law would be difficult to en
force. A jury would hesitate to convict a
man of a felony on the bare charge of sell
ing lottery tickets. I don't say that this
he.sitancy"is right, or ttat if I was a juror
in such a case I should have such scruples.
I only state it as a fact, and a fact, too,
that it is well to t:ike cognizance of in de
termining the best method to be pursued
in putting down the cvii. Jiy opinion is
that the penalty should be moderate, but
that the law should be enforced to the
letter. The law should be certain and it
should be enforced most s'rictly. There
should also be a strong public sentiment
aroused on the subject, and the people
should be taught that it is wrong to try to
get something for nothing. Of course, they
never v.ilj get it by following the
lotteries, but the principle of the
thing is the same. The man who
gets something for nothing robs
■omebody — there can be no doubt
about that. It is this instinct of gambling,
■whether in wheat or in stocks or in lottery
tickets, that is the curse of every com
munity. And the lottery business is the
worst of ail because it is a form of gambling
that can reach the greatest number of
people. To stop gambling it is well to be
gin at the beginning— at the lottery traffic.
Under this brand are the
"FINEST BEYOND QUESTION,"
Notwithstanding the advertise-
ments of.riva'. factories.
HARBURGER, HOMAN & CO., New York,
H. LEV! & CO., 117-119 Market St.,
I am sure the federation is in cordial
sympathy with this work, and though it
has its own work already mapped out for
it, I do not believe it will hesitate to take a
determined .stand in this matter."
When questioned aa to the legal status
of the case, District Attorney Barnes did
not hesitate to say, yosterday, that he did
not think the existing laws concc ning the
advertisements of lottery concerns were
adequate or far-reactiing enough.
"You might ask me why no indictments
have been brought against the newspapers
that continue to advertise the lotteries,"
he said, "and I should answer that it is be
cause the law is insufficient for that pur
pose. It is a sort of ex-post facto law. in
truth, which permits a man to have lot
tery tickets in his possession after the date
of the drawing named on them, and also
permits newspapers to advertise a lottery
after its drawing has occurred. Of course
that was not the intention of the law, but
that is its effect nevertheless. As the law
stands to-day it would be impossible to
convict a newspaper publisher of adver
tising lottery concerns unless it could be
proven that the advertisement complained
of had reference to a drawing that had not
yet taken place. And if you will notice
the advertiSementsof lotteries in the news
papers you will see that all men
tion of any future drawings of
the concern is carefully avoided in ihe
wording, and that no reference is
made to any but the dray. ing that has just
occurred. The law should be changed so
as to embrace al! mention of lotteries.
Then the evil could be stamped out. I
am quite sure of it. Of course, it ought
not to be necessary to change the laws.
The newspapers should be public spirited
enough to follow the spirit of the Jaw
rather than its defective wording. So
great a power as the newspapers should
be above taking advantage of a flaw in the
statutes. If the example set by the Call
were to be followed by the other news
papers, it would save the State a great deal
of trouble and expense, and go very far
toward stamping out the lottery evil in
"I do not favor the recommendations of
the Grand Jury to make the selling of lot
tery ticket? or the advertising of lotteries
a felony, and for the reason that such a
law, J am afraid, would die of its own
weight. You could not get the juries to
se:id men to the penitentiaries for such an
offense. I remember when it was a felony
in this State to even attend a prize-fight.
That Jaw could not be enforced. It died
of its own weight. It is i:ot necessary to
make such stringent laws. All that is
needed is a statute that will be able to
stand the test of the Supreme Court, so far
as technical flaws go, and then elect oili
cials who will enforce the law. To my
mind the lottery tramc is one of the great
est of ihe gambling evils, and I hope the
present agitation will result in its eventual
suppression in this City."
Lester 11. Jacobs, vice-president of the
Good Government Club, said thatalthough
the suppression t of gambling evils and kin
dred vices had not heretofore been in
direct line with the work of the Good Gov
ernment Club he knew the members of the
organization were heartily in sympathy
with all efforts that are made toward the
moral advancement of the community.
"No one member of the club is author
ized to speak for the whole organization or
attempt to prophesy what actions it may
or may not take in the future," said Mr.
Jacobs. "Speaking for myself alone, how
ever, I think that not only the members of
the Good Government Club, but all well
meaning and public-spirited citizens must
appreciate the stand taken by the Call on
the lottery question. I look at it in this
litrlit : The Call has proved itself a law
abiding and Jaw-respecting institution,
and surely if the newspapers of the
City are not to obey the laws, then
who shall obey them? 'What a pernicious
example it is to see the daily newspapers
arrayed against the law. Possibly they
think the law is not just. I am notanruing
that question. Let them have the law re
voked, then, and so long as the law is not
revoked there can be no excuse for its in
fringement by such powers for good or evil
in the community as are the newspapers.
And certainly, the lotteries are great
frauds and very harmful in their effects. I
do not favor sumptuary laws for their sup
pression, and should not favor increasing
the present penalty to that of an offense
for felonies, but I am in favor of having
the laws enforced, and I think I can safely
say that every member of the Good Gov
ernment Clubis of the same opinion."
John M. Reynolds, an influential mem
ber of the Civic Federation, is one of the
avowed friends of the anti-lottery agita
"It really affects the community more
than any other form of gambling, 1 be
lieve," said Mr. Reynolds, '"not, perhaps,
because the offense is so heinous in itself,
but because it is such an innocent-looking
vice, because it has the support of all the
newspapers except the Call, and because
it is, in consequence, so far reaching and
all embracing in its effects. Peddlers of
lottery tickets go around from door to door
inducing women and children to buy. It
is a shameful tram'cand should be stamped
out most summarily. I am more than
flad to see the stand taken in the matter
y the Call. I am sure its influence for
good will be far reaching. I am in favor
of the attitude of the Grand Jury on the
question, and do not believe the penalty
can be made too heavy to stamp out the
detestable business. It has always seemed
to me extraordinary that there should be
such laxity in the matter of selling lottery
tickets and advertising the drawings in
the newspapers in this City.
"In the East and elsewhere traffic
has been almost, if not quite, extinguished,
and I cannot understand why our com
munity should be so far behind others in
this respect. If the newspapers would
only do as their contemporaries in the
East do and as the Call has set the exam
ple in this City, I am sure the evil •would
be a great deal* easier to suppress. I be
lieve the present agitation will have bene
ficial results and that before long the lot
tery evil will be a thing of the past. I hope
it will, at all events, and I am sure the bet
ter element of the community is on the
side of the Call in this crusade."
TROUBLE FOR DAVIS
The Fast Young Man From Rochester
Is Locked Up in the City
Warrants were sworn out yesterday in
the Police Court for the arrest of J. C.
Davis and his wife, the newly married
couple from Rochester, N. V., on charges
of obtaining goods under false pretenses.
The complainant is the Sterling Furniture
Company, who claim that the couple de
frauded them by ordering and securing
goods from them, and tendering in pay
ment a check which was found to be worth
After the couple were arrested, Mrs.
Davis was released on her own recog
nizance by Police Judge Campbell.
While she went around with her hus
band when he transacted his business with
checks and drafts which were not worth
the paper they were written on among
various business firms Mrs. Davis is not
looked upon by the police as being in any
way an accomplice. She is related to very
wealthy and respectable people of Roches
ter and feels keenly the disgrace which uer
husband has brought on himself and her.
She has already communicated with her
relatives, and they will in all probability
send on sufficient money to pay the losses
of her husband's victims.
It i.\ likely that some of the others who
were victimized by Davis will prefer
charges against him.
Arrested for Burglary.
An ex-convict named John Gorman and
Patrick Fay were arrested last night and
charged at the City Prison with burglary. On
the 16th of last month the two broke into a
machine-shop at the corner of Fremont and
Howard streets and stole some pumps, piping
and other material valued ats3oo. The greater
part of the stolen goods was recovered from
places where it had been sold by the men.
Mason's Fruit Jars.
1 dozen JBTS, pints, in box jrjc
1 dozen jars, quarts, in box .'.'!'!.'!". 60c
1 dozen jars, half gallons, in hex ........... SOc
These are the prices that the Great American
Importing Tea Company's stores are selling at.
Cheap- like they do all other goods.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1895.
COOLY HELP FROM JAPAN
An Emigration Company Com
missioned by the Gov
A STARTLING DISCOVERY.
Investigating Commissioners Un
earth Certificates of a Jap
Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald and
United States Immigration Commissioner
Stradley have at last obtained positive
proof that Japanese coolies are being sent
to the' United States by a company or emi
gration bureau in Japan. The evidence
consists of an original certificate, entered
into by the company and an emigrant. It
was obtained by Inspector Geffeney on the
steamer Walla Walla, which arrived re
cently from Victoria, B. C, with a number
of Japanese laborers on board. It required
several days to get a correct translation,
but when its meaning was fully under
stood the seriousness of the situation be
came more apparent.
The Japanese who had the certificate evi
dently appreciated the fact, for he strug-
CERTIFICATES ISSUED BY THE NiCHIBEICHI EMIGRATION BUREAU IN JAPAN THAT BEAR THE
JAPANESE INTERNAL REVENUE STAMP.
gled violently, and would not give up the
document withont a battle.
Immediately after, Mr. Geffeney found
another similar paper in the possession of
a Japanese boy, who came direct from
Kobe to San Francisco via Victoria.
The importance of the discovery ia best
understood by a perusal of the following
literal translation :
TERMS OF AGREEMENT
The KobeTokou Gatsushi Kai Sha
[A company organized with shareholders
for the purpose to promote the Interest of
parties sailing for foreign country.]
Location Kobe, Hiogo Ken
Emigrant Kitahara Shohel.
Residence No. 1815 KohaseMura, Kioto Kori,
Guardian Takahashi Yoshihito,
Residence No. 21 Rokuchome, Sakai Machl,
Kobe, Hiogo Ken.
Guardian Takahashi Otokuhl,
Residence No. 334 Shichichome, Shita Yamate
Dori, Hfogo Ken.
Whereas the emigrant, Kitahara Shohei,
wishes to sail for Victoria, B. C, to persue any
business within the regulations of emigrant
law, and whereas the said emigrant, the afore
said Takahashi Yoshihito, and Takahashi Oto
kichi, as his guardian, asked the Kobe Tokou
Gatsushi Kai Sha to recommend him, the com
pany acknowledged, and the following agree
ment is drawn out:
1. The company -will apply to the Government
for traveler's certificate for the emigrant, and
will also endeavor to give him any accommoda
tions necessary for tne trip. Moreover, the
emigrant shall be treated and recommended
after his arrival to Victoria, by Yagashita
Takuje, the agent of the company ;
Provided all the expenses for the trip shall
be paid by the emigrant and the necessary
fund required for landing must be prepared by
2. The term of this agreement will last for
three years from the day of his departure for
the proposed place.
3. If the emigrant, after his arrival, lose the
way of his living through sickness or some
other mishap, the company will let the agent
give him proper assistance, and, when it is
necessary, the company will authorize the
agent to send the emigrant back.
4. If the emigrant, after having gone to a
foreign shore through the management of the
company, happens to be sent back to his home
under or by protection of the Japanese Gov
ernmental Office in the foreign country, the
company will pay all the expenses to the Gov
ernment for the emigrant.
5. The emigrant shall pay the company
seven (7) years for fee.
6. The emigrant and the two guardians have
a consociated responsibility to pay at once the
expense paid by the company under the cir
cumstances of articles 111 and IV, when pay
ment is demanded by the company.
7. The guardians are to certify that the na
ture and habit of the emigrant are honest and
good, and also have responsibility of all things
concerned to the emigrant.
To prove that the terms of agreement above
mentioned shall be strictly observed twocopies
of the agreement are drawn out and kept by
the emigrant and the company.
Feb. 10th. 28th year of Maiji (1895).
Controller, Yoshi Kawa Tom Goro, signed.
Emigrant, Kitahaka Shohki, signed.
Guardian, Takahashi Yoshihito, signed.
Guardian, Takahashi Otokuhi, signed.
The second certificate was issued to T.
Tsucniya, and reads the same, except that
San Francisco, United States America, is
substituted for Victoria.
In order to get the discovery properly
on the records, Inspector Geffeney was re
called as a witness and Deputy Dam asked :
"In the performance of your duty as an
inspector, have you ever come across any
papers which have led you to believe that
there is an emigration society in Japan
sending men here and giving them certifi
cates? Have you ever found any certifi
Mr. Geffeney answered: "Yes. During
Mr. McPherson's term of office we found
several certiheates ; also advertisemeuts of
a labor bureau in Japan sending emi
grants hero and guaranteeing them work for
a consideration of $16 apiece.
"We also got forty-nine ernierants sent
by this company, all tagged, and they
were deported. That was in 1893. Re
cently, on the last trip of the Walla Walla
from Victoria, 1 took a certificate away
from one of the Japanese emigrants. I
took it out of his inside vest pocket and he
tried to grab it from me. Another I found
in the possession of an emigrant already
landed. I learn the society issuing these
certificates has an agency in this City at
the present time. I am not positive that
there is an agency in this City at the
present time— that is, I could not swear
that there is; but I am morally certain of
its present existence. I have seen many
evidences of this agency's existence here."
A Japanese merchant, who speaks the
English language fluently, but whose name
is withheld because of the benefit he has
been to the Commissioners, translated the
original certificates and threw much light
upon the meaning of the language used,
that does not fully or plainly appear in the
literal translation. He knows the com
pany and states that it is one of the worst
bunko institutions ever sanctioned by a
"Then it is sanctioned by the Japanese
Government?" asked Commissioner Fitz
"Why, certainly. You can Fee the
Japanese Government's internal revenue
stamp in one corner. This stamp, you
will see, has been canceled with the com
pany's private stamp.
'"Three years ago there was a similar
company in Japan, but as it was organized
especially to swindle poor emigrants out of
their money, and as they did not pay the
Government for internal revenue stamps,
it was suppressed by the Japanese officials,
and the latter refused to issue a commis
sion to that company, as it has to this one.
That company about three years ago sent
to California about 600 poor emigrants.
many of whom were sent back by the
United States. I know that there was an
agency in San Francisco for that com
pany, but I am not so sure in regard to the
company issuing these certificates."
The witness stated that he believed that
this company was almost as bad as the
former, for several reasons. In the first
place, the company, being duly commis
sioned by the Government, is very bold in
its operations, and makes promises, as
shown in the contract or certificate, that
it aoes or has not, fulfilled. Sick Japanese
have not been cared for by any local
agency. That all Japs ?ecure plenty of
work may be accounted for by the activity
of the contractors for cooly labor. In
Japan it ia represented that Japs in this
country can earn anything from $1 to $4 a
day, but when the emigrant arrives he
falls into the hands of scheming contrac
tors, who impose upon his ignorance and
five the laborer from W to 80 cents a day.
n this way the contractors make from 40
to 20 cents a day on every man.
There is no doubt but what there is an
understanding between the company in
Japan and the local cooly contractors, who
may be the agents mentioned in the cer
tificate, but who are not known to the im
migrants as such.
The witness stated that he believed that
in time the influx of Japanese would result
in trouble between Japanese and American
laborers, and that it was better to stop im
migration now than to delay the matter
until international complications arise.
He said that it would be better for the
United States and Japanese governments
to pass an exclusion act at once shutting
out the laboring element.
On Wednesday, when the steamer Peru
arrived from China and Japan, Mr. Geffe
ney found a letter addressed toMaruyama,
the Brannan-street lodging-house keeper.
By reading between the lines it is plainly
seen that there is an understanding be
tween the parties spoken of. The witness
translated the letter, which reads as fol
Let me thank you for your future patronage
now by the steamship Peru, Mr. Date,
Suzuki, inhabitants of Wakahain'a Ken; Mr.
Ishada, Kito, inhabitants ot Aichi. I have
the honor of introducing these four, and
I beg your attention to treating them well.
In future 1 shall endeavor to send many cus
tomers. Hoping you vrill reciprocate and
hoping the same Irom you, I remain respect
fully yours, Wadehiko.
When the examination was resumed, J.
Tsuchiya was requested to tell how he ob
tained the certificate taken from him after
he had landed. He said that from the dis
trict from which he came emigration is
very light. The majority of Japs come
here well knowing where they were going
to work. It was very hard to get passports
from the Government. The company fur
nishing the papers is called the Nicibeiohi,
and the emigrant gave $10 in consideration
of the guarantee that he will be employed
for three years, and if sick the agency look
out for him. He continued :
I have not found the agency here. If there
is one here 1 have not found it. I was not told
where it is. I now believe that these induce
ments are made by the company in Japan in
order to get people to pay their money and
come here. I got the certificate at Hiroshima
Ken. I got it by writing for it, as the office is
tvtenty-tmee miles from my home. One of my
family friends and my adopted father acted as
my guardians. I sailed from Kobe for Victoria
ana then came to San Francisco. I believed
Irom what the certificate reads that the com
pany would care for me if I became sick and
could not work, l certainly expected that the
company would look after my welfare while I
was away from home.
The bureau is extensively advertised in the
Japanese papers, and that is the way I learned
ot it. 1 think that about as many immigrants
come here without as with these certificates,
mere are many here from my district who
have these certificates, but I don't know now
where to find them. There were eighty-seven
Japanese sailed from Japan with me. A few
went to Hawaii, but most of them were bound
lor the United States. At least two-thirds of
these are farmers and the others are common
laborers. I don't know whether they entered
the United States through San Francibco or
went across the line from Victoria. On the
steamer for San Francisco were twenty- two
Japanese, who came to work in the orchards
nere. There is no trouble for my countrymen
to secure work, as there are always men hang
ging around looking for men to "go to work. I
did not enter into an agreement with any of
these contractors, because I have some money
to my account in the bank and I can look
around for myself. Those who have no money
are obliged to go to work at any price that is
Maruyama, the Brann an -street boarding
house man, was recalled and asked how
many times Sato had been at his house
this year. He answered three or four
times during April and May. "The last
time he was at my house," he said, "he
spent several hours trying to get laborers
for the farms across the bay. While there
Sato drank considerable. Sato and rive
others drank thirteen quart bottles of beer,
which they have not yet paid for. The
bill of $2 25 is charged to Sato's account.
He owes nic $5 in all."
The object of this inqtiiry was to disprove
the statements of Sato, who a few days
ago testified that he never stayed in Ma
ruyama's house and never had anything to
do w jth the proprietor.
S. Kitahara, one of the arrivals on the
Walla Walla from Victoria, and from
whom one of the certificates was taken,
was calied. He came from Fukaoka dis
trict, about 300 miles from Yokohama.
He is a farmer. He said : "I went first to
the hotel in Kobe kept by Takahashi (one
mentioned in the certificate). I had about
120 yen or #30. I owned land, which I
mortgaged so as to get the money to come
to California. I paid for interest $15 on
$100 a year. I borrowed it from my uncle.
That is the usual rate of interest since the
war. Formerly it was about 8 per cent."
The inquiry then turned to the certificate
! found on him. The witness said :
"When I reached Kobe the hotel man
told me that by procuring one of these
certificates I would have no trouble in
landing in the United States. I don't
know how much the hotel man received as
a commission, but I paid $7. I did not go
near the company. These men who are on
my certificate as guardians are unknown
to me. They were secured by the hotel
man. They told me that the certificate
wouJd entitle me to land in the United
States without trouble. In fact, that by it,
I could land anywhere in America. I
sailed in February, 1895, and arrived in
Victoria on March 12 on the steamer Em
press of China. When I landed in Victo
ria I did not look up the agency of the
Japanese company. I did not know that
the company guaranteed to care for me if I
got sick, as I read and write but very little.
I stayed in Victoria until I came to San
"When you got that certificate did they
not tell you that there were agents in
America who would care for you?" was
"They did not," said the witness. "I
came to America to work. When I left
Victoria the hotel man. Ozawa, told me to
go to Maruyama's hotel. I don't know
where I will go, but I will take work wher
ever I can get it. I want $20 a month
(this is 65 cents a day). I would take less
if I could not get this sum. I never heard
of this certificate until I went to Kobe,
and I don't think that any one knows
about them in my district. There were
sixty Japanese in tiie hotel where I stopped
in Victoria. Most of them were idle."
In telling of the manner in which he was
passed across the line the witness said:
"A white man with a badge came to the
hotel with a Japanese interpreter, who
lives in the same hotel. The asked me my
age and nativity and why I wanted to go
to San Francisco. Then theA' gave me a
Interpreter Geffeney stated that he had
no means of knowing whether the sig
nature of R. G. Perm, United States Com
missioner of Emigration at Victoria, was
genuine or not. On the back of the card is
a United States commissioner's stamp, put
on with an ordinary red-rubber stamp.
O. Matzomoto, another of the Walla
Walla's Japanese passengers, was ex
amined as to how and where he got letters
and envelopes found on his person. He
said that as he could neither read nor
write he did not know anything about the
letters or envelopes.
One envelope bears the address, "Messrs.
S. Tsugawa and L. Okuba, care Mr. H. A.
Bassford, Vacaville, Solano County, Cal.,
The witness was pressed for answer as to
where he got the letters and he answered:
"If I tell the truth will it be all right?"
He was answered that no harm would
come to him. He took a second thought
and said he did not know anything abont
the envelopes, for he found them on a floor
in the Victoria Hotel. At last, after a good
deal of persistency on the part of the Com
missioners, the witness acknowledged that
he was bound for Vacaville and carried the
envelope bo that he would know where
Letters and empty envelopes found upon
several Japanese laborers on the steamers
indicate that S. Tsugawa and L. Okuba of
Vacaville are getting a number of Japanese
coolies from Victoria.
The investigation will be resumed to-day.
THE JUDGE WAS ABSENT.
A Novel Law Point Raised for the
Dismissal of a
A novel point of law was introduced in
Justice of the Peace Carroll's court yester
day morning when the case of the Chicago
ClocK Company against Frank Shay was
called. The suit was originally brought to
replevin goods bought by Shay from the
company and for which he had not paid.
It wa« partly tried by Judge Carroll and
continued to June 7.
Both parties to the cause were on hand,
but the Judge failed to put in an appear
ance at the hour to which he had con
tinued the hearing. Afterward he set the
case for yesterday. Shay moved for a
dismissal on the ground that the court had
lost jurisdiction by reason of having con
tinued the cause foi more than twenty
four hours without the consent of the de
fendant. The latter's attorney argued at
some length on this point, but the court
refused to grant the motion.
Shay then had a writ of prohibition
issued by the Superior Court restraining
Judge Carroll from acting in the case. The
writ was issued by Judge Hebbard and
made returnable before Judge Sanderson
on the 28th inst. The writ commands
Carroll to show cause why he should not
be absolutely restrained and prohibited
from any further proceedings in the cause.
The Royal Baking Powder is recom
mended by the best authorities on cuisine.
Its sale is larger than that of all the other
creatu of tartar baking powders combined,
and it has more frienus among housekeep
ers than any other similar article.
SHOT HIMSELF IN A SALOON.
M. J. Norton Take* His Life Without
M. J. Norton shot himself in the head in
a saloon at 630 Clay street yesterday after
noon. The suicide was a man of about 60
years and no reason for the deed is known.
Norton entered the saloon early in the aft
ernoon, drank part of a bottle of wine and
tli en going into a side room shot himself.
William Smith of 909 Kearny street and J.
H. McDonough of 2026 Filbert street wit
nessed the shooting. The body was re
moved to the Morgue, where 60 cents and
a letter were found in the pockets of his
clothing. In the letter he gave the names
of several persons he claimed owed him
Suing the Sheriff.
A suit was filed in the Superior Court yester
day by Apnscino Matroni against Sheriff Whe
lan to recover $1427, which he claims as
recompense for having his store at 1301
Kearny stieet seized illegally, he says, by the
Books Bound.— Reasonable, rapid, reliable.
Binding dep't. Mysell & Rollins, 521 Clay st. •
NEW TO-DAY— GOODS. ____„__„ ;
GLOVES! - I '
HOSIERY! Ml ~
CORSETS ! " '
A few items of those little things, without which no
woman's toilet is complete ; little "fixings" that you
will need to-morrow probably. They are the sort of
things that MUST BE IN THE LATEST STYLE, AND
THEY ARE. You perhaps won't find fault if they don't
cost quite so much here as they would downtown.
Some lovely Border Veils hare just Just an good and perhap* better than
Doen opened. Of (course, one of them is you cau get elsewhere for the same
called the "Trilby." Nothing that is up prices. Perfect fit guaranteed when
i^» oate seems to escape that name, tried on at our counters.
These Veil, are very pretty, «ri lie- BIARRITZ GLOVES f-oT^oppin^.cycle
less. y 1)le ">« UBlettlie BI A RRITZ GLOVES forshoppimr.blcyrle
riding and everyday wear, Probably
BRUSSELS NET VEIL, medium size O^C the nicest lot of these popular gloves QCO
Chenille dots, fancy scalloped lace OO " e v .f «« had - rays tans, navy, OO
edge, blue, black and white ...... Each Knglish red, mode and black Pair
• ALICE KID GLOVES, 4 large pearl but-
BRUSSELS NET VEIL, black only with tons, fancy-stitched backs— compare
tiny black or white chenille dot's and dM .25 most favorably with any *1 25 srlovo £» 1 ,0O
t white Honiton lace border- the verv^jbl ' in the city; white, black and all popu-«!pJ
latest Parisian novelty . Each lar street colors Pair
TJDTTO , I , DOGSKIN' GAUNTLETS, the Ideal jrlove
- JJKLb^ELS NET VEIL, tiny white or for bicyclists, will outwear two pairs of ©1 .35
black chenille dots and daintily m* "l 50 kid gloves: tans, English red, bro\vn<2)J .
trimmed with-Duchess lace, new and ©I and black Pair . A
very stylish..™. Fach "
'' DERBY GLOVES, also in high favor with
„—.,. _____ «,. ~ fair riders, 4 large bnttons.heavy skins, .OO
SEMI-CIRCULAR MOURNING VEILS, rnci pretty shades tan. English red auddpl
bordered with two narrow rows of fine «JU brown.. Pair
crepe.only Eacn (Also others at $1 50 and 76.)
DOUBLE-WIDTH VEILING... 25c to *3 yard PORK SILK OLOVKS. black stitched 25
bINULh-WIDTH VEILING. 10c to 81. 50 yard backs, tuns, grays and black, 0n1y. ... Pair
~~ ~~ ' TAFFETA GAUNTLETS, a good quail- 15
TAN Hy that will wear well Pair
Hncicnv PURE silk GAUNTLETS In four
nUaICKY, grades, pretty shades tan, also black. . 1 .35
■: ALL SHADES. aoc 75c, i.oo un<i
_ wh not select from the largcut retail DPCT
Hosiery stock on the Coast ? You'll be DCS!
more apt to match the shade of your MAKES OF
hoes than in some smaller stores. »>nrt.u^ "
n^Sty, n^w^^ed^eeS' 25° pWe dontt «^2 3 ° or *° —*•-«»-•
double knees and toe s , sizes to 9.. e ! S ; Pair P""- »•»•«••««. anil lome goods b^!
__■ w« no carry half a dozen of the best
mritnnr.,., ' makes known, and guarantee to lit you
now *, TA ? LISLE THREAD I ever y time - A » experienced Utter, and
JIOSK, extra fine quality, French rAC ! private rooms in store. Hale's Kid-
kDee e sa P nd', o« r . r i lblH! * t . d 2i, blelieeU ' DU Fittiu B Corsets, made especially for
knees and toes, sizes sto 8V 2 Pair our trade, usually give the belt »tli-
faction. Hero are a few prices:
LADIES' TAN COTTON HOSE, light or BALK'S KID-FITTING CORSET, black CAO
dark shades, good quality, plain or O£C or drab coutil, well boned and excel- OU
Richelieu ribbed, double heels, soles ZO lent fitting. Pair
1063 PalJf HALE'S KID-FITTING CORBET, heavy Hrq
LADIES' TAN LISLE HOSE. RlcboHeu OOIC «»«'c«»S?«" a 7 L
ribbed, fine quality, high spliced heels OO.i
and double toes Pair HALES KID-FITTING CORSET, black©! .OO
• or drab sateen, horn bones, extra longtJpJ.—
LADIES' TAN COTTON HOSE, made waist, Ml stitch embroidery edge Pal,
Of finest Maco yarn, light or dark QQIC BALK'S KID-FITTI.m. CORSET, short
shades, high spliced heels, double OOh length and long waist, fine black OP 1 .50
soles and toes, extra fine quality Pair sateen, horn bones, silk-stitched toptJpJL — .
and embroidered edge • Pair
LADIES' TAN LISLE HOSE, French HALE"* KID-FITTINr rnn«T i nn ,
1 "" A
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. 937, 939, 941 Market Street,
JOINING THEIR FORCES
The Sisson-C rocker Bank Con-
eludes to Retire From
It Will Be Absorbed by the Crocker-
Woolworth Bank of San
The bank of Sisson, Crocker & Co. will
consolidate its business and interests with
the Crocker-Woolworth Bank July 1. Gen
erally transactions of this magnitude cre
ate somewhat of a stir in the financial
world, though this deal was practically
unnoticed by the bankers, and even the
depositors seemed to care very little about
it. Probably one reason for the quietness
with which this was received by the bank
ers is that it has been talked about among
themselves for several days, and conse
quently the communication of the deal
did not surprise them.
The bank of Sisson, Crocker & Co. was
organized April 25, 1892. The capital
stock was placed at $400,000, of which
$200,000 was subscribed and $100,000 paid
in. The number of shares of stock issued
was 2000, and $50 was paid on each share.
The directors hold of this amount 1272
shares as follows : W. W. Vanarsdale 495,
J. M. Haven 50, J. H. Strobridge 100, D. M.
Earl 50, J. H. Sisson 90, F. H. Greene 50
and George W. Scott 43G.
The bank has been doing a fair business,
though the general impression prevails
that if it could have drawn a larger list of
depositors to its counters the consolida
tion would not have taken place. The
bank officials say that other and more im
portant business demanded their time and
attention, and for that reason they had de
termined to retire from banking. The fol
lowing letter was sent to all customers
Gentlemen: Arrangements have been made to
consolidate the business interests oi the Bank
of Sisson, Crocker & Co. witb the Crocker-
Woolworth National Bank, at corner Market
and Post streets, Crocker building, on July 1,
1895, where George W. Scott, president, and C.
V. linker, assistant cashier, of the first-named
bank can be found during business hours, and
will be pleased to welcome their friends and
Any checks that have been drawn, not yet
presented, or that may be drawn on the Bank
of Sisson, Crocker <fe Co., against balances due,
will be cleared through the Clearing-house by
the Crocker-Woolworth National Bank.
We hope you can lind it convenient to con
tinue your business relations, that have always
been so pleasant and satisfactory with us here,
with the Crocker-Woolworth National Bank.
Please call as soon as possible on or after July
1 and make proper transfer.
Bank of Sissox, Crocker & Co.
Referring to the above, we take pleasure in
announcing the intention of this bank to in
crease the number of its directors by the addi
tion of the names of George W. Scott and Henry
J. Crocker, formerly of the bank of Sisson,
Crocker &. Co., and extend to the patrons of the
bunk of Sisson, Crocker & Co. a cordial invita
tion to continue their business relations with
the Crocker-Woolworth National Bank.
Crocker- A'oolworth National Bank.
The Crocker-Woolworth Bank was or
ganized as a private concern in the spring
of 1883. Three years later it was incor
porated as a National bank with a capital
stock of $1,000,000. The bank now has a
surplus of $450,000, deposits $2,500,000, out
standing loans $3,000,000 and cash on hand
The directors of the Crocker-Woolworth
Bank are: William H. Crocker, president;
Q. W. Kljne, cashier; W. E. Brown, vice
president; Charles F. Crocker and A. B.
Pond. When the consolidation takes
place July 1, (i. W. Scott and Henry J.
Crocker of the Sisson-Crocker Bank will
be admitted to the directory.
Jake Sham Sues.
J. E. Sham yesterday brought two suits
against F. Boegle, one being on a note
i.-sued to Wells, Fargo & Co. for $350, and on
which it is claimed tnere is due $174 90. The
second note was issued to Arthur Crosby for
$100, and on which it is set up only »25 was
mark is i
very much jf
in evidence. m
.^K. It is
ag^"^ 'I found II
I TRADE j on I
mark. \ Of the M
JUj 1 V partici- §
%/ pators m
STANDARD - B
Are equal in fit, fabric, finish and fashion
to the finest custom made, and as the^
cost less and are made here why shouldn't
they be much sought after? All dealers.
Neustadter Bros., Mfrs., San Francisco*
EXPIRATION^ OF lease.
WE MUST CLOSE OUR ENTIRE
STOCK WITHIN THE NEXT
25 % tO 50 %
On all goods. Everything marked in plain
figures. This is a genuine reduction sale*
BARGAINS FOR EVERY ONE^
CALL AND BE CONVINCED.
S. KRAGEN & CO. S
857-859 Market St.,
OPPOSITE THE BALDWIN.
PH-CC ITCHING PILES
9 SLEi^ SWAYPIE ' s
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