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Why They Are Employed
in the Big Fruit
GROWERS ON THE STAND.
Their Testimony Not Compli
mentary to the White
BOSSES RECEIVE THE PAY.
Results of the Inquiry Into the
Alleged Employment of Con
VACAVILLE, Gal., June 17.— The in
vestigation into the cooly question by
Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald and Immi
gration Commissioner Stradley was begun
here to-day. A large number of witnesses
have been subpenaed. Many are among
VAOA VALLEY FKUIT-GROWERS WHO TESTIFIED IN THE COOLY INVESTIGATION.
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the most prominent orchardists in the
State. As so many Japanese and Chinese
coolies are employed here the Commis
sioners desire to learn the reason for this
preference over white laborers.
The reasons given to-day were very un
complimentary to the whites. Nearly all
stated that the latter are so unreliable that
it is not safe to attempt to harvest a fruit
crop with white heip, and when the aver
age laborer gets a few dollars he goes off to
town, and after a drinking debauch is unfit
for work for several days.
J. G. Gates stated that in his experience
he has had to go to town every Monday
morning with a "header" wagon and
round up his men in order to get them to
work. This kind of business, he said,
would not do, as the ripening fruit will not
stop maturing to accommodate men who
want to get drunk. The Japanese and
Chinese work steadily through the week,
Sundays and all, while the fruit is ripen
ing, and while they cannot do as much
nor as fast work as the white men they are
as regular in their habits as a clock.
The fruit men say they would rather
pay a good white man $ 1 50 a day than a
cooly 90 cents. Several stated that young
men of steady habits would be able to
make small fortunes in the Vaca Valley,
for there is an opening here for a large
number of reliable men who really want
The examination of Japanese will begin
to-morrow. The Japs stole a march on the
investigators. At a recent meeting of the
board in San Francisco there was testi
mony given that certain Japanese con
tractors here had been importing coolies
from Japan and Victoria, and in order to
warn these a Japanese boarding-house
keeper in San Francisco came to Vacaville
last Friday, and on the following day the
boldest fled from town. Another is in hid
ing, but some who are in the contracting
business have been found and will be
closely questioned to-day if they, too,
do not leave this locality after dark. The
investigation has caused much excitement
in town and when the Commissioners took
their seats the sidewalks were filled witn
witnesses and spectators.
Edward Fisher, a notary public, was the
first witness examined. He said there are
at least 800 Japanese at work in the
orchards. There is a Japanese mission
near his ranch. It is a sort of lodging
house and employment bureau as welL
Orchardists wanting Japanese send their
foremen to the mission to get the men.
He knew nothing about the contract
A. J. Dobbins, another notary public,
when asked if he had ever drawn up any
contracts between white men and Japanese,
declined to answer, on the ground that he
would not divulge the Becrets of his
clients. Raleigh Barcar, a notary and
editor of the Vacaville Reporter, told of
the system under which orchardists secure
their Japanese help.
Frank H. Buck, a fruit-grower, testified
that he owns 700 acres of fruit land, but
employs only whites and Chinese. He
pays Chinese $1 a day and whites $25 a
month and $1 a day for extra work. White
men do general work as well aa coolies, but
the latter d^o the packing much more satis
factorily. The drying is all done by whites.
Buck boards his white help. The Jap
anese are not as good in the orchards as
Chinese. He has kept the same Chinese
crew for fifteen years. If the whites would
apply themselves steadily they could do
the York as well as Asiatics, but fruitmen
cannot get the same white people year
after year as they can the Chinese.
The bulk of the white help in Vaca Val
ley comes in from Lake County and the
Sacramento Valley. The packers are
really skilled laborers, said Mr. Buck.
"I have never hired Japanese and will
not. I believe the reason Japanese are
hired is that they will work cheaper. The
cheapest offer made to me was 90 cents.
The Japanese in the mission here made
the offer. This man in the mission agreed
to furnish all the Japanese, men and boys,
1 want. They did not tell me where they
would get the laborers."
W. H. Buck, also a fruit-grower near
Vacaville, testified that he hired Japanese
and Chinese help, paying their salaryfto
-the bosses. He pays $1 a day, but does not
know how much the bosses give the men.
Senator W. B. Parker, the banker and
orchardist, paid that he employe all kinds
of help to work his fruit ranch. He gives
the whites $1 50 a day and they board
themselves; the Japs $1 and they board
themselves. Mr. Parker stated that he is
in favor of the free employment bureau
that Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald pro
poses to start. He said that if the white
men would do what is right he ia sore Ue
people in this locality would be only too |
glad to hire them. Good men are at a pre- j
mium. There are excellent opportunities j
here for young men. About thirty were ;
brought out from Pennsylvania a few
years ago. These now have hank accounts
and hold responsible positions. The
wages and opportunities for young men j
are as good now as forty years ago. The j
Japs learn all the vices of the white men,
but none of the latter's good qualities.
J. W. Gates, a farmer who lives three
miles from town, said:
"I employ six Chinese, nine women and
three Japanese. All the others are white
help. I settle with the foreman, who set
tles with the Japanese. The latter live on
my farm. I give all the work I can to
Mr. Gates stated that last year he gave
away 466 meals to white men who were
out of employment. These same men did
not seem to care to work more than a few
days at a time. He is very desirous of
hiring white people for all his work. He
does not believe that the Japs can pack
fruit better than white women and girls.
Dr. W. J. Dobbins, also a fruit-grower,
said that he employed only white people.
His reason for so doing is that good white
men are better and cheaper than coolies.
In picking ud prunes the white men will
gather two rows to the Japanese one.
''I built a house for my men," said he,
and if the other fruit men would do the
same I believe they, too, can get good
white men. When I send to the employ
ment office in San Francisco for white help
I usually get hoodlums. If the Labor
Commission will send me good men I'll
hire them when there is any work to be
done. lam heartily in favor of the pro
Joseph Blake, a fruit-raiser, said he has
had Chinese help, but of late he uses white
S. O. Taniaki, a Japanese contractor,
stated that he left Japan five years ago and
came on the United States cruiser Marion.
Since leaving the service he has been a con
tractor of Japanese help for Mr. Gould,
who lives near here. He has crews in sev
eral places. He makes most of his money
by boarding the men. Last year he man
aged forty men. His profit on each man is
about 4 cents a day. He denies having
sent to San Francisco, Japan or Victoria
J. Blum, who keeps a general merchan
dise store in Vacaville, testified that he
does not carry any Japanese on his books.
The Japanese purchase a large amount of
goods, for which they pay cash, and unlike
the Chinese they do not import much of
THE NEWS OF SAN JOSE
Anti-Saloon Men Move for the
Organization of Sanitary
A Father Petitions to Be Made His
Daughter's Guardian— Yovtng
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 17.— The Prohibi
tionists at College Park will hold a meet
ing to-morrow night and take steps for the
formation of a sanitary district. The ob
ject of the organizers is to suppress the
liquor business in that vicinity. The pro
posed district is to take in College Park,
Willow Glen and territory west of the city
limits. The Fredericksburg brewery is
located in the midst of the proposed dis
trict, and Prohibitionists claim that if the
organization can be effected the brewery
can be closed.
The Board of Supervisors to-day ordered
an election to be held at Campbell on July
29 for the purpose of voting on the forma
tion of a sanitary district. The proposed
district will embrace about ten square
miles. It is to be organized for the pur
pose of prohibiting the establishment of
saloons. The officers to be elected are an
Assessor and live members of a Board of
XOJIMAh SCHOOL TROUBLE.
Another Lady Teacher Hands in Her
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 17.— Mrs. Lizzie
L. Wilson to-day handed in her resigna
tion as teacher in the State Normal School,
saying she is unable to continue longer
under Principal Childs. Mrs. Wilson has
taught in the school for fourteen years.
She is the fourth Jady teacher who has re
signed within the past few weeks for the
same reason. It is probable an investiga
tion will be held fey Governor Bud d and
Fined, for lloicdyism.
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 17.— John Doyle
and William Brown, the young men who
disturbed the peace on the excursion train
of the Knights of Sherwood on May 27,
were to-day sentenced by Justice Gass to
pay a fine of $150 or serve ninety days in
jail. Bonds were hied and the case will be
appealed on the ground that the complaint
is defective, as it states the misdemeanor
was committed on a train between San
Jose and San Francisco, whereas the train
does not come inside the city limits.
Would He Mia Daughter* Guardian.
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 17.— D. J. Soper
to-day filed a petition asking to be ap
pointed guardian of his daughter, Ellen E.
Boper, an incompetent. The father sets
forth that his daughter is 25 years of age
and heir to a $400 estate in Michigan, and
is incapable of looking after her own in
Tea Shipped from. Tacoma.
TAGOMA, Wash., June 17.— Thirty car
loads of tea, part of the cargo of the
steamer Tacoma which arrived yesterday,
left for the East to-day. There will be
four more trains similar to this. The silk
that arrived in this cargo is valued at
For thirty years the Royal has been the
standard for purity and strength in baking
powders, and has been placed at the head
by every board of official examiners
whether State or National.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, JUNE 38, 1895.
MADE BOGUS MONEY
Officers Make a Raid on
THEIR OUTFIT CAPTURED.
Out Dollars, Halves and
THE CITLPKITS ELUDE AEREST.
Warned of the Raid by Confederates
In Time to Escape From
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., June 17.—
The police early this morning made a raid
on the residence of John Jeffreys on Sec
ond street and captured a complete ap
paratus, with the exception of the dies, for
counterfeiting silver coin. The outfit in-
eluded tools for making quarters, halves
The head of the enterprise is William
Benninger, well known here. He is a son
of Mrs. Jeffreys, at whose house the out
fit was captured. It was packed in a box,
which was addressed to "William Hilde
brandt, San Francisco."
Benninger is known to have had one
confederate. Both of them escaped after
the police had them shadowed and were
waiting for the evidence which developed
in this morning's raid. It is supposed
that warning Was given the men by some
one who had learned the plans for their
capture. The supposition is that they
have gone north, having left here Satur
day night or Sunday morning.
Some of the bogus dollars were passed
here and a few in neighboring towns, but
their operations are not thought to have
been on a large scale. The work is very
clever, and the dollars were so well ex
ecuted that passiiig them was easy work.
A PUG ET SOUND COMBINE
Lumber and Shingle Shippers Vnito for
SEATTLE, Wash., June 17.— At a meet
ing of representatives of twenty-three
firms of Tacoma, Portland, Seattle and
Mount Vernon, which ship 80 per cent of
the shingle output of the Pacific North
west, the Pacific Lumber and Shingle Ship
pers' Association was organized to-day.
The association is intended to discourage
the sale of poorly manufactured shingles,
as over-drying and the putting of thin
shingles in bunches have caused consider
able losj or trade. It will issue a blacklist
of Eastern buyers who take advantage of
he shippers' distance from his market to
put in claims for shortage, broken
bunches, etc., and thus enforce deductions.
As it would involve costly litigation to
fight these claims, the shippers have been
in the haoit of allowing these deductions
despite their injustice. The association
will also attend to relations with the rail
roads, such as rates, supply of cars, etc.,
and will protect the manufacturer against
The boycott declared by the Seattle
Shippers' Association against the Northern
Pacific Railroad was also discussed, but no
action on the subject was taken.
Owing to the greatly increased demand
for lumber and the advance in the price of
logs, a meeting of Puget Sound sawmill
m«(n having facilities for shipping by rail
is to be held some day next week to discuss
the advisability of advancing prices.
There is no baking powder which pro
duces such sweet and tasteful food as the
Royal Baking Powder.
Arrest of a Valltjo Horse- Thief.
VALLEJO, Cal., June 17.— A horse
thief who stole a horse and cart belonging
to Chief Engineer Burnap of the Fire De
partment was captured in Napa last
evening and arrived here in the custody of
local officers thiß evening, to answer tc a
charge of grand larceny. The prisoner
gives the name of C. Wright. He made
off with the learn at Sulphur Springs on
Sunday and when arrested was looking for
A Redding Disappearance.
REDDING, Cal., June 17. — William
Hetchel, an 18-year-old boy living at
Whiskytown. borrowed a pistol Sunday
morning and with fishing tackle started
for the creek at the base of Mount Baldy.
He has not been seen since, and a number
of men are searching for him. He is weak
minded and has been dissatisfied for some
time, and it is feared he has committed
Thrown From a Stage.
SAN RAFAEL, Cal., June 17.— As the
Bolinas stage was coming to this city to
day the horses became frightened at a
train at the foot of the Fairfax grade and
upset the stage. The driver, Thomas Mc-
Govern, who is also owner of the stage, and
a yoting boy by the name of Buker were
thrown out, both receiving a number of
cuts and bruises.
Incendiarism at Victoria,
VICTORIA, B. C, June 17.— Three dis
tinct attempts were made last night to
burn the grocery-store of Jonathan Merri
field on Store street, but the firemen put
the fire out each time. The third attempt
was made early this morning, with three
firemen and a policeman on watch. No
arrests were made, however.
To Catnp\at Santa Cruz.
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., June 17.—Brig
adier-General Russell and Lieutenant-
Colonel Grove are here this morning
staking out a camp for the Boys' Brieade
next month and awarding contracts. The
drill ground will extend from the tield to
the rear of the bathhouses on the river.'
RIVAL FACTIONS AT PORTLAND
Balloting for Directors of the Oregon
PORTLAND, Oregon, June 17.— The
annual meeting of the stockholders of the
Oregon Improvement Company was held
in this city this afternoon. The meeting
was called to order by President W. H.
Starbuck, and Secretary Posten acted as
secretary of the meeting. The annual re
port of the president was received but not
read, and balloting for directors was im
There were two tickets in the field. The
one representing the Elijah Smith faction
was as follows: Henry Faiiing, C. H.
Lewis, C. A. Dolph, W. M. Ladd, J.
Bourne Jr., of Portland; Elijah Smith,
Empire City. Oregon; Edwin S. Hooley,
W. J. Hoffman, J. B. O'Neill, Charles Me-
Quaid, Charles Schultz, New York.
Those offered for directors by the faction
that is now in control, that i 3 the ticket of
President Starbuck, is as follows: Henry
Failing, C. L. Lewis, W. M. Ladd, C. A*.
Dolph, Joseph Simon, Portland; "William
E. Robertson, George Taylor, New York ;
C. J. Smith, Seattle; C. *B. Tedcastle, F.
H. Prince, W. H. Starbuck, New York.
Before the counting of the votes was
completed a recess was taken until 10 a. m.
to-morrow. It cannot be ascertained how
much of the stock has been voted until
the count is completed. The Smith fac
tion claims that it voted 42,000 shares,
which is a majority.
A SANTA ROSA SENSATION
Serious Charges Preferred
Against a San Francisco
A Petition for the Removal of Mar
cus Rosenthal as Executor of
the Austin Estate.
SANTA ROSA, Cal., June 17.— Serious
charges were made here to-day against
Marcus Rosenthal, a San Francisco lawyer,
in a petition filed by Mrs. Rose Austin to
have Rosenthal removed as executor of
her husband's estate.
Charles Austin died in this county on
June 9, 1894, leaving an estate worth
$60,000, $6000 of which is located in Sonoma
County. It his will he named Rosenthal,
Mrs. Austin and L. Auradue as executors.
In the petition filed by Mrs. Austin,
Rosenthal is charged with having secured
the withdrawal of Auradue by misrepre
sentation, so he could handle all the money
and papers in the estate. It is also charged
that he paid P. Batelle $250 to secure
Austin as a client for him; that he got
$7500 from Austin on representations that
he had performed legal services worth that
much, which were worth only about $500.
Mrs. Austin further charges that Rosen
thal has in his possession $15,000 belonging
to the estate, and that by reason of his
actions she has been compelled to go to
her father's home to live. She asks the
court to remove him as executor, as being
unfit for the trust.
SAXTA HOBA HEUIfION.
rionfr* from lowa, Illinois and H «*-
cons in litt-ml a Picnic.
SANTA ROSA, f Cal., June 17.— The
lowa, Illinois and Wisconsin societies of
Sonoma County held a reunion at the pic
nic gardens in this city to-day. Speeches
were, made by Judge Crawford, E. D.
Sweetzer, J. G. Stevens,; Jonathan Rob
erts, G. N. Whittaker, I. P. Jencks, A. L.
Warner, C. W. Otis and others represent
ing those States. 1
Before adjournment the following offi
cers were elected for the ensuing year:
President, R. F. Crawford of Santa Rosa;
vice-presidents, twenty ladies and gentle
men from various parts of the county; sec
retary and treasurer, Jonathan Roberts of
Santa Rosa. The next reunion will be
held on the second Saturday in June, 1896,
in this city. . ..: . • ;;
Water Honda Litigation.
SANTA ROSA, Cal., June More liti
gation growing out of the imbroglio over
the payment of the tax for the payment of
the new water works bonds has come up
in court. All property-owners who paid
the water-bonds tax under protest pooled
issues and elected John . D. Cooper their
\ assignee, and he brought suit against Tax
Collector Steadman to compel him to re
store the money to them. The amount
sued for is $2124 30. The people who voted
bonds for the construction of the works
are anxiously awaiting the decision of the
Supreme Court in the matter of the valid
ity of the bonds, which has been before
that tribunal for some time.
DYING AT VICTORIA
James A. Cohen, Formerly of San Fran
cisco, Takes an Overdose of Laudanum.
VICTORIA, B. C., June 17.-James A.
Cohen, a prominent citizen and leader of
the single tax movement her«, is lying at
the point of death from peculiar causes.
He accidentally took an overdose of lauda
num yesterday, and at the same time
suffered from the breaking of blood vessels
in the brain. Cohen formerly resided in
San Francisco. He is 45 years old and
Rome's Decree Read at Victoria.
VICTORIA, B. C, June 17.— At St. An
drew's Catholic Cathedral yesterday morn
ing a decree from Rome in regard to the
Knights of Pythias, Odd Fellows and Sons
of Temperance was promulgated. It de
clared that Catholics shall not join the or
ders in question, but that those who are in
already may remain. They are not, how
ever, to attend meetings or assist in dem
onstrations. It was added that further
statements would later be made to those
concerned in regard to confessionals.
Sealers Arrive at Hakodate.
VICTORIA, B.| C, June 17.— A cable
from Hakodate announces t ( ie arrival
there of the sealers Geneva and Ocean
Belle with catches of 1150 and 1050, re
A Claim for Rent.
SAN JOSE, Cal., June 17.— Mary A.
Carroll of San Francisco to-day filed a
claim of $1782 50 in the matter of E. Juth,
an insolvent. The claim is for rent of the
Many a cook's reputation has been made
by the delicious things she has been able
to make with the Royal Baking Powder.
Natural Oat at Santa Paula.
SANTA PAULA, Cal., June 17.-A flow
of natural gas three feet wide and eight
feet high has been struck two miles south
of town. It was lighted last evening and
illuminated the town.
>i>' at Dayton.
DAYTON, Wash., June 17.— The Phoenix
Flouring Mills, a two-story frame struc
ture, burned to-day. The electric light
works were damaged $500. Loss on mill,
$7000; insurance, $2500.
CARSON MINT CASE
Suspect Pickler Bound
Over to the Grand
LAWYER COFFIN'S T^LE.
How the Bullion Was Found
Buried in the Prisoner's
MISS STEWART WILL NOT TALK.
A Reconciliation Effected Between
the Woman and the Man
CARSON, Nev., June 17. — The examina
tion of Pickler, in whose possession bul
lion supposed to have been stolen from the
mint was found, occurred to-day before
United States Commissioner Edwards.
Since Pickler's arrest a reconciliation has
been effected between him and Flora Stew
art, the woman who made the statement
that led to his arrest, and she answered all
questions with "I don't know" or "I don't
remember," claiming she was drunk
when she accused Pickler. Several wit
nesses, however, testified that she was per
fectly sober at the time.
The most important witness was Attor
ney Coffin, to whom Miss Stewart first told
of Pickler's stealings after she had a quar
rel with him. Coffin said:
"About 4:30 o'clock on June 4, Mr. Wood
burn, who is associated with me in the de
fense of Johnny Jones, asked me to go to
his office. When there he stepped out
and Flora Stewart and Nellie Butta came
into the office from a rear alley. They in
quired for Woodburn, and when I ex
plained that I was there in connection with
the mint affair they talked freely, both be
fore and after Woodburn's return. Flora
Stewart said Pickler had struck her and
called her a thief, and that she was going
to let the public know who the real thief
'•She then went into details and said
Pickler brought bullion home from the
mint every day, or as often as two or three
times a week. She described where it was
kept in a closet and in the stables, and
said if we got it at all we must do it right
away, as it would be taken away that
night. With a view to securing a search
warrant, I drew up a short affidavit. She
did not know the street and number of the
house, but we got that from a map of the
The commissioner asked: "What was
her condition as to sobriety at this time?"
"Just the same as she is now," was the
reply. "We asked Detective Grant to go
down with us, and he did. Pickler was there
at the same time, and said jocularly, 'If
you find any bullion here you are welcome
to it.' We found nothing in the house, but
Deputy Sheriff TJllrick in prodding the
ground in the stable with a bar found soft
dirt and Constable Patterson scraped out
the bullion with a hoe. The bullion was
put in a box.
"As the "officers were digging over the
ground again Pickler said, 'You have got
it all, boys; there is no more of it.' He
claimed it belonged to his brother, and
said he wished he had told the officers of
it before. The recovered bullion weighed
ten and a quarter pounds."
Woodburn and several other witnesses
corroborated Coffin's testimony, and
Pickler was held to the Grand Jury in
EVADE UKIAH OFFICERS.
Pursuit of the Mendocino
Stage Robbers Ends In
Bloodhounds Refuse to Work After
Tracking: the Fugitives a
, .TJKIAH, Cal.,' June 17.— Sheriff John
son returned this evening from the pursuit
of the Mendocino stage robbers. The offi
cers have secured a perfect description -of
the outlaws, who remained Sunday even
ing at a cabin occupied by a mountaineer
styled "Slit Nosed Charley," ten miles
west of this city. The bloodhounds, after
tracking the road agents two miles, refused
to work fbnger. All roads leading to the
coast are being patrolled. Detective
Thatcher of Wells-Fargo arrived to-night
and the pursuit will be resumed in the
i'a it Ant: OF THE SECOND.
An Imposing Military Spectacle on
Vkiah's Sheets. > "^
UKIAH, Cal., June 17.— T0-day was
without an event of importance* in Camp
Foster, save that a great number of visi
tors were attracted inside the lines. The
officer of the day is Captain Charles Box
ton of Battery C. The officer of the guard
is Lieutenant J. A. Miller of Battery F. !
Target practice was initiated this after
noon, Captain Cunningham of Battery E
making a bull's eye with the opening shot.
Tne silhouette targets will be put in posi
tion to-morrow, and regular target practice
will be the order every day. Wednesday
will be field day for the athletes of the
regiment, and the race grounds at the
south entrance to town is the place se
lected for the exercises and contests.
Dress parade took place to-day on the
main street of Ukiah. The regiment,
when aligned at parade rest, faced thecour a
house and plaza on the west. The tow'
was in a flutter at 5 o'clock, the ho or fixed
and balconies, windows, roofs and side
walks were crowded with spectators to
witness the exhibition. Flags ? and ; bunt
ing fluttered gayly in the breeze during the
maneuvering, and altogether the citizens
of Ukiah were treated to an imposing mili
tary scene. The soldier boys are not to
have a summer outing altogether, as Camp
Foster, so the officers say, is to be princi
pally a school for the soldiers. The men,
both ; rank and file, are ) bard worked :in
military tactics, and the Second Regiment
Artillery will not be found wanting should
the necessity ever arise to put into practice
this valuable encampment drill.
FOUND A yjEaT OF RATTLERS.
Forty- One of the Venomou* Iteptiles
Killed by an Indian.
UKIAH, Cal., June 17.— A nest of rattle
snakes was discovered by an Indian named
Sam Brown in the mountains eleven miles
west of this city yesterday.
Brown was out hunting, and in ascend
ing a rocky point was warned of the pres
ence of a serpent by an ominous hiss. He
discharged his rifle at the rattler and im
mediately vast numbers began emerging
from the rock pile. The Indian retreated,
but securing a branch of a pine tree re
turned and gave battle. He continued the
slaughter until exhausted, but seeing the
impossibility of exterminating the reptiles
left the place after having killed forty-one
Voting for Vhiah's Goddess.
UKIAH, Cal., June 17.— The Fourth in
this city will be celebrated in a brilliant
and original manner. Great interest is be
ing taken in the contest for Goddess of
Liberty, and many votes are beiug polled.
FARR LEAVES VANCOUVER
The is oner Denies That He Attempted
' to Cremate His Family. \~
VANCOUVER, B. C. June Sergeant
Hay wood left to-day for Winnipeg with
Farr, the roan accused of incendiarism
and attempted cremation at that place.
" Farr, in an interview with a representa
tive of the Associated Press, admitted his
identity and stated that though , the cir
cumstantial evidence against him was
strong he was really innocent, though it
woald be a hard task to prove it. He
claimed that on the night when he was
supposed to have attempted to burn his
house and cremate his wife aud family, he
was asleep in the cab of his engine in the
Regarding his acquaintance with Miss
Robinson, Farr says the theory advanced
by the crown that ;he attempted murder
and incendiarism in order to marry her is
false. Farr claims that no one aided him
in his escape from jail in Winnipeg.
VISALIA WELCOMES WHEELMEN
Extensive Preparations for Their Recep
tion on the Fourth.
VISALIA, Cal., June 17.— Great prepar
ations are being made to entertain visiting
wheelmen on the Fourth. Several com
mittees have been appointed from, the
ranks of local cyclists. The reception
committee will provide the visitors with
badges. Langrick's building on Main
street has been secured for headquarters,
where attendants will serve light refresh
ments. Cross' large warehouse adjoining
has been secured for the checking of
bicycles, and there a repairer will look
after disabled wheels.
In the evening a spectacuiar parade will
be held, every participant to be furnished
with lanterns. Local wheelmen and some
of the visitors will have novel designs.
Hundreds of lanterns will be used in the
decoration of the wheels, making this the
grandest feature of the day.
All Four Clubs Come Together
In a Rousing Outdoor
Work of the Press for Bitumen
Appreciated— Short Speeches
to the Point.
A blazing bonfire at Eighth and Folsom
streets lagt night and shooting of rockets
and spitting of Roman candles served to
emphasize the enthusiasm of the big out
door rally of the four Folsom-street im
provement clubs. Beneath a glaring elec
tric arc light a stand had been improvised
for the band and speakers. It was a good
rousing finale to the work of organization
in behalf of the project to bituminize Fol
som street from the wharf out to Twenty
ninth street, <md that the streets and side
walks were covered with people attested to
the popularity of the movement.
While the band was playing, the presi
dents of the four clubs, Captain George
Raabe, Joseph Kelly, Leon Samuels and
Captain John Rafferty, appeared on the
stand. Among others present were Mrs.
W. J. Harrington, Mrs. \V. M. Hinton,
Mrs. John Rafferty, Mrs. Patterson, Miss
Patterson and Miss Ada Borden, who had
taken such an active part in the organiza
tion of Club 4. Among the gentlemen
F. W. McEwen, J. J. McEwen, P. A. McDon
aid, W. A. Asinussen, John Hannan, Henry
Kohn, J. I>. Hinds, p. Sophey, Henry Knust,
Dr. J. A. Rottanzl, Henry P. Oiannini, \V. J.
Harrington, F. W. Leak, J. Heffron, J. Krb,
R. W. McCann, John Egan, William Hoffman,
Thomas Brady, Joseph O'Neill, Joseph O'Neill
Jr., William Shields, William Jenkins,
Edward Peterson, John Pierce, Dr. R.T. Allen,
Jeremiah Monahan, J. J. Mahoney, J. Collins,
O. A. Somp, F". Duchein, John Fitzgerald, J. J.
McConnell, J. J. Thompson, P. J. White, George
Thompson, William duff, Ehrnst Jaequot,
Louis Entzky, G. Rippstein, P. Murphy, Ben
jamin Faas, .M. Collins and Dr. Rodgers.
A. B. Maguire was unavoidably absent
owing to the funeral o! his son, which bad
taken place during the day.
The press came in for a great deal of
praise from the speakers, who never missed
an opportunity to mention the advocacy
the newspapers bad given to the project. "
Joseph Kelly, as president of Club 2,
which, for the occasion, was the host of
the other three clubs, opened the meeting.
He explained briefly the object of the
gathering, namely, to crystallize the senti
ment of the whole south side in favor of
public improvements in general and the
paving of Folsom street in particular, and
concluded by calling for three hearty
cheers for the press for its magnificent
support, which were given with a loud and
Captain George Raabe followed. He
gave a history of the movement from its
beginning until it had finally received the
recommendation of the Committee on
Streets of the Board of Supervisors and
observed that it showed what united action
could accomplish. He then said:
One word for tht press, for it has stood
shoulder to shoulder for modern improve
ments. I will say that the credit of the success
of thii undertaking is due to the newspapers.
They are trying to make this a modern City.
I will therefore auk you ladies and gentlemen
to again glre three cheers for the press.
The cheers that responded were even |
louder than the previous ones, and then j
Leon Samuels paid his compliments to the
Secretary Harrington then rend the fol
lowing resolutions, which were adopted
with a will:
Whereas, The condition of streets in the
Mission and south side district is, and has been,
a disgrace to a city of the size and importance
of San Francisco ; and whereas, the necessity of
paving Folsom street given the opportunity of
beginning the rule ol replacing the w onion
cobbles and blocks for a better pavement; and
whereas, seven blocks of Folsom street, from
Nineteenth to Twenty-sixth ßtreets, are already
paved with bituminous rock; therefore, be it
Resolved, That we urge the Board of Super
visors to pave FoUom street with bitumen, in
stead of replacing the wornout stone blocks and
cobbles that now obstruct this thoroughfare
and render it unfit for travel.
Whereas, The Folsom-street improvement
clubs have noted the kindly attitude of the
newspapers of the City toward the object for
which these clubs were formed ; and whereas,
we believe the efforts of the Call and the
otter papers to establish south-side Improve
ment clubs should meet with the hearty in
dorsement of every resident and taxpayer on
the south side; therefore, be it
Retolved, That the thanks of this meeting be
unanimously tendered the newspapers of this
City for their kindly co-operation in all mat
ters pertaining tosoutherndistricts, heretofore
deprived of municipal improvements.
The following letter from James H.
Barry was also read :
To the President: While in most hearty sym
pathy with the objects of your meeting, I
deeply regret that I cannot be present. What
is known as "south of Market street" has in
this matter of good streets or roads never until
now been treated with any approach to fair
ness. lam pleased to see that the Supervisors
have authorized the proper paving of one
street, and nope that the good wort will prove
epidemic. Very sincerely, James H. Bakry.
Short speeches to the point by W. A.
Asmussen, F. *\V. McEwen and Captain
John Rafferty closed the rally, which broke
op with cheers for all who had taken any
part in the bitumen agitation.
LOS ANGELES FEST
Continued from First Page.
noon will be devoted to individual cotnr*
tition in athletics. At night there will |!l
an entertainment in the hall.
There will be prize shooting all day Mnn
day, together with a reunion of pioneer
Turners and a continuation of athieti
sports, with prize singing, reciting and
The field day occurs on Tuesday, and the
prizes offered in the sports, which includo
bicycle races, aggregate $1000.
The Turners will go on an excursion to
Cataliua Island on Wednesday. There the
prize swimming contests will take place
One of the rules of the Turn .
Bund is that no active member is allowed
to participate in any of the Kreisturnfest
prize contests unless he takes part
or more of the general exercises, ana vi *
consequence the ensemble features will bo
participated in by about 200 rnemt>er<
amone whom are the following:
Mission Turn Verein of San Francisco— j onn
Plato, John Vermehren, John Harms, Kred
Wagner, William Barth, William Meseth
Martin Ochsler, Adam Btiaub, Oscaj Carsen'
Vom Steen, Billy Maier.Akx I! ick, and Albert
Binse instructor; judges— Alb.r I
A. Rutz, Thomas Maier.
Vonvaerts Turn Verein of San Frp.nc ■
Lehmann, E. Tretze, N. J. Trans.
Bockstatt, H. Grundel, H. Kadloii, 1 :■
mnnn, A. Littlewood, Chr. Fohrberg, W. k.
Baker, W. Kaiser, A. Sommer, G. I'aw.
Rothschild, and H. W. Ritter instructor.
Oakland Turn Vereln— Charlie Ste.
John Will, Adolph N'iehaus, Frank Sondcr
leiter, Julius ilaumgarteu, Ike Korn, Albert
Engclhard, E. <le Labrouse, Otto Wenuner,
Henri Levy, Adolph Ureub, and Taul Uth in
"San Francisco Turn Verein— ll. rman Aipen,
Fred Bartman, Joseph Becker, Richard Berg
mann, Adam Brehm, William
Ernst Fleischer, Alfred Piierth, Lndwig Frank,
Rudolph Grosse, John Gueterslnh, Fred Hofi
mann, William Hoffmann, John Hoopt
Charles Jacobs, Frank Krsuse, Herman
Kollenberg, Fritz Ottinger, Joseph Mever
Harry Meyer, George Merks, Fritz Mn.l
ler, Carl Nagel, Max Nagel, Walter Kafel,
Paul Otto, Theodore I'lanz, Louis Rapp,
William Steger, Heinrich Stehlin, Hermann
Stehlin, Morris Wallensteln, Friedrich WHlen
brink, and Robert Barth instructor.
ElntrachtTurn Verein of San lraiui-co—Cas
per Ellenberger, Herman Werner, Karl Knot,
Phiilip Knack, Fritz Becker, Gustav Hotop,
Itoyal Scott, Louis Peck, George Stiffens, Hein
rich Konrad, Richard Wagner, George I.ann,
Max A. Berthau, Ott Fehlcmelcher, Karl
Schulz, Wilhelm Horstmeyer, A. W\ Volkmann,
F. W. Graf, Harry Pless, and H. C. F. Stahl in.
San Jose Turn Verein— Jesse Waterman,
Richard Lenz, Fred Doerr, A. Menn, K. Mei»
terheim, L. Kraul, S. Rich, Charles Zarcone,
and L. Weber instructor.
Sacramento Turn Verein— F.Gunther, F.Don*
ine, Harry Uhl, George Uhl, George Ryan,
Ciust. Kortstein, Hermann Fischer, Gust.
Kroesrer, Ph. Duchmann, Gottiob Faiß. Frank
Gehring, Otto Schomperle, and Ferdinand
Los Ahgeles Turn Verein— Fritz Stoinicke
leader, August Hartknark second leader; Louis
Breer, Otto Horms, William Rlley, William
Breer, John Hartknack, Herman Sturm, Henry
Sick. Adolph Braver, Henry Krohn, William
Strauby, Charles Block, Carl Labonge, John
Schlalos, Fred Detm'ers. Harvey Larlson, Gus
tave Preytag, F.mil Simmer. Jacob Schrieber,
Charles Gollmer, Ludwig Nollac, Ludwig Wan
ner, Fritz Haberstroh, Bradford Feck, Fred
Walters and Peter Zens.
Onjthe list of prizes, besides the gold
and silver medals, may be mentioned a
mahogany parlor set, a "gold crank Falcon
bicycle, a Rambler tandem, an automatic
hammerless shotgun, repeating rifle, silver
parlor lamp, and last but not least, the
beautiful trophy donated by the Los Ange
j les Herald, designed and executed in this
! city and in every way a credit to it's
j maker. •
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of sauerkraut, limourger, Wienerwurst and
the many other good things forming the
German diet will be abroad in the land,
while above all will be neard in rich
swelling strains, voiced by a thousand
manly throats, that grand old hymn of the
"Vaterland, "Die Wacnt am Rhein."
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