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COLIMA'S DECK LUMBER.
Manager R. A. Schwerin Tells
How He Inspected
WAS THE SHIP TOPHEAVY?
Conversation With Captain Taylor
Before the Ship Left
R. A. Schwerin, vice-president and gen
era! manager of the Pacific Mail Steam
si. i}> Company, was the only witness before
the Colima court of inquiry yesterday. He
Question— Did you have any conversation
With any one before the steamer sailed wi'.h re
gard to the Colima being cranky? Answer-
Have you any idea how many people were I
on the Colima when she left Mauzanillo?. A.— j
2*o;, but ] can furnish you with that informa
tion from the records of the company.
Q.— Will you plecse no that? A.— will. I
would like to make a statement in regard to
the lir.<t question. I saw, in the Morning Call
newspaper, a conversation reported to be one
I had with Captain Taylor of the Colima to the
effect that he had objected to taking the ship
out on the ground that she was topheavy and
that 1 was quoted as savin;; unless he took her
out I would put some other captain
on the ship who would. Under oath I state
that, this is r.ot so. According to my usual
custom I thoroughly inspected the ship
before she went to sea, and after the inspection
was finished 1 turned to the captain and said:
"Captain, 1 have to congratulate you on the
appearance of tout ship." Captain Taylor re
plied: "I feel very much gratified to hear
you say this and it shall be my endeavor not
only 10 keep the ship in present condition, but
if possible to try to make her look better." My
last words to him as I bade him good-by were":
"Captain, take good care of your ship ami your
Q.— Have you had experience at sea? A. —
Yes, for nineteen years as an officer in the
United States navy.
Q.— There has been testimony concerning the
lifeboats of the Colima. I'id.you inspect them?
A.'— Yes. [ inspected them and saw that the
equipments of the boats were there, including
the boat outfit and provisions, and when the
ship left here every fall in the boats was
hooked and the boats ready for service. This
forms a part of my inspection of all our steam
ers in leaving Ban Francisco on sailing day,
with the captain, superintendent and heads of
■ There has been comment on the boats
being lashed. Do you think it proper for
' a steamer to go out with her boats being lashed
securely? A.— None but landlubbers would go
To sea without the boats being securely lashed.
It is only the matter of a moment to cut the
lashings of any boats' gripes.
Q. — Mr. Hanson, one of the witnesses, testi
fied as to speed of the wind as 0 to 10. Will
you explain that expression, which he thinks
technical? A.— ln order that a simple method
can be used to measure the force of wind,
numerals are employed from zero to 10— zero
representing a calm and 10 a hurricane. The
other numerals represent the light airs and
Q.— Did you carry any lumber on the upper
deck of the steamer? A. — Yes.
Q.— How high was it piled? A.— I should say
Fix inches above the light guard rail around
the hurricane deck or about two and a half
feet high. I stood on the top of the lumber
with the captain myselt and told him I wanted
a life-line stretched from the forward shroud
of fore riggir.g to an awning stanchion, j There
is no doubt that the steerage passengers use
this part of the ship for loafing, and I wanted
the captain to use the greatest precaution to
prevent -accidents to any of the passengers.
He then and there ordered the first officer to
stretch the life-line as I directed: -
Q.— Was that lumber lashed? A.— Yes: as far
as ordinary weather was concerned. In sea
faring life there are two classes of lashing; one
is for safety and the other is forbad weather or
preventive lashing. Additional security is
put on anything on the ship where, in the
opinion of the Dicer in charge, there might be
an opportunity for anything to break adrift.
Q. — With your experience as a seafaring man
do you think that the lumber on the upper
deck of the Colima tended in any way to make
her topheavy? A. — No. If I had any such 1
•pinion she would have never prone from San
Francisco the time I inspected her. It might '
"Mumis ivolt- said that a ship should no: go 10
' >ea with her spars standing, that they ought
to he cut dowa before she goes to sea because
in many cases of seafaring experience they
have been cut away to save the snip.
'•,'. —In your expcrieiice'in the navy have you
f\er seen men-of-war carrying heavy deck
loads? A.— I have seen ships with a'coaling
capacity of ten days, so far as bunker coal is
concerned, carry their spar deck loaded with
coal in bags almost to the top of the hummock
nettings in order to steam the distance neces-
Fary to carry out their orders.
Q.— Have " you any advices of rescued pas-
Fcueers or crew being on their way to San
Kra:;cisco? A. — No. According to mv knowl
eflgo all the survivors have gone to their des
The m inquiry was adjourned until next
Monday at 1 p. m.
AN INTERESTING SUIT.
It Will Have a Bearing on the Lia
bility of the Colima's
A v- -nit is now in progress
in th< States District Court before
• Hawley. The greatest admiralty
lawyers in the State are engaged in the
trial of th<- case, and the Pacific Mail
Bteamship Company is watching the out
come with peculiar interest. In tne case
<>f the Colima the Mail Company is almost
in the same position as the defendant at
The suit in question is entitled "The
cargo-owners of the steamer Emily and
the administrators of the estate of Charles
Robinson ol Marsh Held, Or., vs. Albert
Meyer and others.'' Milton Andros and
Naiban H. Frank appear for the plaintiffs,
and Charles Page ami C. P. Eels for the
defendants, that is the owners of the
In the latter part of 1893 the Emily,
laden with a cargo of general merchan
dise and a fall passenger list, sailed from
this port for Cuos Bay. On the way up
the coast Captain Roberts espied the
steamer Bawnmore bard and fast on a
rock. Ho went to her assistance, pulled
her off the rock and into a place of safety
ntar Caspar. Several r.i :* were sent from
the City to as.-lst the Bawnmore, but Cap
tain IJobert> wmld nut let go and elected
to tow the tohier into port. This he did
On arriving here Roberts left the ship
and Captain T. W. Lucas went out in
enarge. During this second attempt to
reach her destination the Emily was lost
and Charles Robinson of Marshfield lost
In their answer to the complaint the
owners of the Emily pleaded that the ves
sel was lost through "peril of the sea," and
• Nat they were liable for no damages
further than the value of the wreckage re
covered. In fact they said to the plaintiffs
iii the suit: "Take whatever is left of the
Emily and her cargo, for that is all you
wiil ever get out of us."
In lii.-j argument before Judge Hawley
yesterday, Nathan Frank held that the
Emily was unseaworthy at the inception
of the voyage, and furthermore cited
authorities* to bdow that the owners could
nut limit their liability.
"If the Emily was unspavrorthy owing
to poor storage of cargo or if the captain in
c-hartre was not a competent man, 1 ' said
Frank, "then my clients are entitled to
damages in the amount prayed for."
Another point raised by the plaintiffs in
the ca?e is the fact that the Emily deviated
from the regular course in order to tow
the Bawnmore into San Francisco, in spite
of the fact that there were a couple of tugs
in attendance ready to perform a like
APPEAL FOR RELIEF.
The Pacific Mail Steamship Com
pany Asks for Exemption
NEW YORK, N. V., June 19.— The Pa
cific Mail Steamship Company lias filed a
petition with Judge Brown of the United
Ktates District Court, asking for exemption
from liability for ull damages occasioned
by the wreck of the Colima, and offers to
surrender to the court for the benefit of
those having claims against the company
its interest in the wrecked vessel and
freight money earned in her last fatal
Samuel H. Lyman was to-day appointed
trustee to receive the transfer of interest
and hold it for the benefit of creditors who
might prove their claims. The court di
rected that an order be made commanding
all persons claiming damages by reason of
the wreck to present their claims to Com
missioner Thomas Alexander on or before
October 1 next.
A HUGE MEMORIAL
Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald's Pro
posed Petition for a Japanese
Although the Japanese cooly labor in
vestigation has been practically con
cluded Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald
does not propose that the matter shall be
dropped. When lie started out to look
into the cheap labor question it was not
with the idea of being able to deport cool
ies, or even convict Japanese contractors
who have been importing coolies from
Japan and Victoria, but rather to gather
statistics on which to base a memorial to
Congress to pass a restriction act that will
shut Jap laborers out of the State. He has
securedthe data to show that Japs are be
ing brought into the State on contracts
either written or implied, that cheap cooiy
laborers are crowding white laborers out
of the field, and that thousads of Japs are
being employed, while thousands of white
men are idle and in want. These facts will
be arranged within a few days. Mr. Fitz
gerald will at once circulate a petition for
signatures along the entire coast. He will
have these petitions in all the prominent
places in the larger cities and in every
newspaper office in the interior towns.
When Congress meets Mr. Fitzgerald ex
pects to present more signatures for a Jap
anese restriction act than were presented
against the railroad refunding bill.
ANOTHER DESERTED BABY
Little " Elsmere Welson " Is
Now in the Care of Sis-
Strange Action of a Middle-Aged
Woman— No Clew to the Little
There is a new member of the household
of babies which Sister Julia has under her
care at the Infants' Shelter, 579 Harrison
street. It is a wee bit of a baby only three
weeks old, and arrived in a rather mys
terious manner on Tuesday night. The
little one was not taken direct to the
Shelter, but was left at the drugstore
owned by Dr. J. F. Dillon, at the corner of
Fourth and Harrison streets.
Sister Julia was first made aware of its
existence and forlorn condition about 9
o'clock Tuesday evening, when she was
summoned to the door by the bell ringing.
On the step stood a middle-aged woman,
who was apparently laboring under strong
excitement. She informed the sister that
she had found an infant lying on the door
step of a house on Harrison street, near
Fourth, and taken it to Dr. Dillon's drug
store. She wanted to know if the sister
would take it in.
"I told her," said Sister Julia, "that I
would look into the matter and send for
the baby. She said>he was known at the
drugstore and that I could there rind out
who she was. I did not know then that
she had tried to induce a lady who lives
across the way to take the infant, but the
lady was not satisfied with her, story. Al
though 1 look after deserted and friendless
little ones, I always investigate a case first,
so I sent one of* my nurses to the drug
store. She found the baby, but not the
"The baby was dressed in very neat white
garments, and its tiny head was buried in
a pretty pint and white lace cap, which
wu< perfumed. A warm, black, woolen
shawl was wrapped around it. To this
shawl Dr. Dillon told me a piece of paper
was pinned, upon which the name 'Els
mere Welson' was written. Wrapped up in
one corner of this Blip of paper was a ten
dollar gold piece. That is all the doctor
would tell me about the infant coming
into his possession. It is the third or
fourth case that has reached me as coming
"All I know about the matter," said Dr.
Dillon yesterday, "is that a little before 9
o'clock, while f was busy with customers,
I noticed a well-dressed middle-aged
woman with a baby bundled up in the
store. She spoke about rinding a baby,
and I referred her to Sister Julia. She
went out and it was not until afterward
that I noticed that the infant had been left
behind. Soon after Sister Julia telephoned
me, and later sent her nurse down for the
baby. I did not at first give her the slip
with the name on it, as I wanted it for
future reference. As she insisted upon
getting it, I sent it to her.
"As for the $10, I took it from the paper
for safe keeping. As for knowing the
woman, I say emphatically that I do not.
I cannot remember ever having seen her
before. It is true that babies have been
left here before, and I have always seen
that they were properly cared for. That
i* something I cannot help, but I suppose
the reason is that I have treated a great
many cases among poor women out of
charity, and that is why I am singled out
in these matters. From the dress of this
infant I should not conclude that its par
ents were poor. It is another peculiar
case, that's all."
ACROSS THE SANTA MARIA.
A Massive Steel Bridge to Be Finished
This Week for the Southern
The long steel bridge across the Santa
Maria River at Guadalupe, Santa Barbara
County, will be finished this week by the
Southern Pacific contractors. When com
pleted this bridge will rank among the
best of its kind on the Pacific Coast,
though it is not regarded by Chief Engi
neer Hood of the Southern Pacific con
struction department as a particularly
striking bit of engineering.
The railway down the coast has been
completed to Guadalupe, and erading is
now being done further south in Santa
Barbara County. Building this bridge has
been rather slow work and it delayed con
struction of the line quite a good deal. Just
as soon as it is all together and trains can
run across the river, which will be in about
two weeks from now the construction
trains will go to the front with material,
and track laying will then be resumed.
The gap below is a matter of something
like fifty miles which will not take long to
cover, provided the railway company de
termines to push the work. This, how
ever, is a doubtful question at present, and
the railroad ollicials will not say how soon
trains may run down the coast "line to Los
The Panta Maria bridge has seven spans
ISO feet each in width, resting on solid
piers of masonry. The sixth span was put
into its place yesterday and the force of
builders are raising and moving the last
link in the massive chain of steel trusses
up to where it shall stand upon the piers.
The Strongest Men Crow Weak
Sometimes. The short cut to renewed vigor is
taken by those sensible enough to use Ilostetter's
Stomach Bitters systematically. It re-establishes
Impaired digestion, enables the system to assimi
late food, and combines : the qualities of a fine
medicinal stimulant with those of a sovereign pre
ventive remedy.' Malaria, dyspepsia, constipation,
rheumatic, nervous and kidney complaints are
cured and averted by it.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1895.
GRASSHOPPERS AT WORK
The Pests Are Stripping Vine
yards at Novato in Marin
HATCHED BY HOT WEATHER.
They Eat Paris Green and Grow
Fat on It— Their Advance
The vineyards and orchards in Marin
County are threatened with destruction by
swarms of grasshoppers that have made
their appearance in that section since Sun
day. The present hot spell of weather
seems to have hatched the pests by the
millions. At Novato they are advancing
upon the vineyards in swarms, and their
course is marked by barren ground and
bare grapevines. Every spear of green
grass and every leaf is devoured by the
The rirst appearance of this pest was on
the old De Long property, now owned by
the Novato Land Company. R. D. Hatch,
the foreman of the ranch, "hastened to San
Francisco yesterday to consult with Mr.
Filcher of the California State Board of
Trade and Mr. Lelong of the State Board
of Horticulture and learn whether any
thing can be done to exterminate the ad
He brought with him a grape vine that
had been stripped of every particle of leaf
and green bark. On Sunday it was in full
Grape Vine After the Visitation of the
foliage and covered with young grapes.
Now nothing but the fibrous and woody
parts remain. Mr. Hatch is sorely troubled,
as the pests have attacked a beautiful
vineyard that covers 100 acres, and he has
every cause to fear that the other vine
yards on the property as well as those in
the county will be destroyed before any
thing can be done.
He said that the grasshoppers are still
very young and their wings have not come
out yet, but they get there just the same.
He first noticed them on Monday. They
were traveling by millions down from the
pasture lands. The front of the column
was as straight as the alignment of a com
pany of soldiers and extended forhaifa
mile or more.
They were headed for the green vine
| yards and nothing could stop their prog
ress. The little pests were, and are, so
thick that people and stock walking along
crush the hoppers at every step.
They fell upon the first row of vines in
the 100-acre tract, which they destroyed in
a very short time. Then the next row fell
victim. A noticeable feature is that the
hoppers clean up one row of vines before
j attacking another. The first to appear
i have increased alarmingly in size, and
' their appetites and destructive ability has
I increased correspondingly. The numbers
j are rapidly increasing, and now the hop
pers vary "from a kernel of wheat to the
tip of a lead pencil in size. They give
i promise of a very large growth.
As soon as their wings come out it is be
lieved they will rise and spread overall
the vineyards and orchards in that lo
cality. Mr. Hatch has hunted in the hills
to find where they come from and has con
cluded that the grasshopper eggs are
hatching all over the pasture lands. If the
hot weather continues for a few days
longer it is feared that enough wiil be
brought into life to cause a great decrease
in the size of the crops. Those already in
existence will cause much damage.
The extinction of the grasshopper ap
pears almost out of the question. Several
years ago, when this pest destroyed the
crops in various parts of the State, innu
merable experiments were made in this di
rection, but all to no practical purpose.
Tar, coal oil, ditches and heavy smoke
proved too expensive. Spraying with paris
green in quantities sufficient to destroy
grasshoppers also destroyed the fruit and
Before Mr. Hatch left the vineyards he
had his men mix a large quantity of paris
green into flour paste. This paste was
spread on boards the entire length of the
vineyard between two rows of vines.
When the young grasshoppers reached the
board they stopped just long enough to
eat all the paste, poison and all, and then
attacked the next row of grapevines.
"Kill them? Not much," said Mr.
Hatch. "The stuff seemed to sharpen
their appetites, and they attacked the next
row of vines with renewed vigor.' 1
It has been several years since grasshop
pers have swarmed in Marin County, and
their appearance now is regarded with
alarm by the people having growing crops
in that section.
MERCHANTS WHO INQUIRE
They Doubt the Begging
Methods of the Army of
Heaven at Hand.
Its Captain Insists That It Must
Be Voluntarily Sup
For some years the charitable of the City
have been contributing to the support of
the Army of Heaven at Hand. Re
cently it has developed that the activity of
this organization has interfered with the
usefulness of institutions intended to
ameliorate the condition of the poor, and
friction has ensued.
Since the Co-operative Commonwealth
has taken charge of the Free Labor Bureau
of the State, at 215 Sansome street, 2900
men have enrolled their names among
those anxious to get employment. A few
hundred have been put to work. There is
promise of work for several hundred more.
There are many, though, who have no
hope of immediate employment. What is
worse, they are actually suffering for the
necessities of life. An attempt na» been
made to help these men. iirs. M. E.
Simonds, one of the directors of the Co
operative Commonwealth, has devoted
herself to the success of the new labor
bureau. Her sister, Mrs. Rose Meachem,
is also prominently identified with the
"Everywhere we went," said Mrs.
Simonds yesterday, "we found that we had
been preceded by the soldiers of the Army
of Heaven at Hand. Who they were no
body knew. They only knew that the men
claimed to belong to a religious organiza
tion, and the merchants helped them."
The complaints of Mrs. Simonds have
been re-enforced by the wholesale merchants
along Front, Davis and Battery streets. A
representative of the commission firm of
A. Levy & Co. of Washington and Davis
streets was among the objectors.
"I'd like to know who these fellows are,
anyhow," he said. "They drive down
here in their soldier clothes with a rattle
trap of a wagon and ask us to give them
something. They are polite enough and
tell us they want the things for the Army
of Heaven at Hand. If I have had any
thing handy, a box of anples that may not
keep long, a sack of potatoes that has
ripped open and lost part of its contents,
or anything else that is not in the best
marketable trim 1 have told them to take
"Other firms along the street have done
the same thing. They have got enough to
keep a gocd-sized army alive, but I have
never heard any more of the army, and I
have been wondering whether or not we
have been imposed on. It looks to me as
if they were a lot of healthy beggars who
are getting an easy living off our generos
ity without working for it.
'"If this is so I think it is time to cry
quits. There are too many worthy unem
ployed men in the city who are anxious to
work for us to be able* to support in luxury
a crowd of lazy men who will not work
merely because they are lazy and have the
effrontery to demand a good living of the
world. 1 '
The Army of Heaven at Hand, which
has caused all this disturbance, is situated
on Channel street, between Eighth and
Ninth. The army is under the control of
General Stephen Maybell and Mrs. Mary
Maybell, his wife, and consists of about a
The land upon which they live is a part
of the grant made to the railroad by the
State. On it are a number of ramshackle
buildings in which the "army" is housed.
Here they live, having been given a long
lease at a nominal figure, and it is here the
supplies are brought that come from the
contributors to General Maybell's diminu
At present General Maybell is at work
on a chapel. He hopes to have it com
pleted in about ten days. He is working
on it with one of his soldiers.
"The Bible says a man should give up a
tenth of his goods to the church," said
General Maybell. "But there is no 10 per
cent religion. We believe a man should
give up everything, his life, his soul, his
body. Then he can hope to be pure and
good and being without sin to live forever.
For you can readily understand," he said,
"that in heaven there is no death."
General Maybell seemed averse to telling
of the begging tours of the soldiers of his
"army." He insisted that the army was
kept up as was any other church by volun
tary contributions, and it was through
these that he expected to live without labor
to the end of time.
Some of the Many New Build
ings Going Up in That
A Club Organized for Better Sewers
and a Boulevard Along Pre
The Mission and south side of San Fran
cisco generally is experiencing a marked
revival in real estate values. This is
caused by the extension of streetcar lines,
the promise of better streets, the forma
tion and activity of improvement clubs
and the erection of new buildings, most of
which are to be pretty dwelling-houses.
Among those now in course of erection
A two-story frame dwelling at Seven
teenth and Capp streets. The owner is
Margaret L. McNamara. The building is
to cost $3220.
A residence on Brannan street, adjoining
the Church of St. Rose. It will cost $3430.
The owner is Rev. D. Nugent.
A frame dwelling at Fourteenth street
and Julian avenue, belonging to Mrs.
Bridget Costello. It is to cost $1700.
A one-story frame, containing three
dwellings, on Mission street and West
avenue, belonging to C. A. Clinton. It is
to cost $2870.
A store is being put under his hou*se at
Eighteenth and Guerrero streets by Judge
A cottage is being built on Chattanooga
street by M. Bunnon.
St. Luke's Hospital, at Twenty-eighth
and Valencia streets, is to be enlarged.
Michael Dolan is building two five-room
cottages at Nineteenth and Hartford
streets. They are to cost JjSHOOO.
Martin Johnson is putting up a $3000
two-story dwelling at Twenty-fourth and
The California Saw Works are to put up
a building on their property at 213 Mission
street which is to cost $0044 50.
The Precita Improvement Club was or
ganized last Saturday evening. Its pur
pose is to get better sewers and a boule
vard along Precita avenue and Twenty
Through the courtesy of the Mission
Journal the following matters of interest
to those living in the Mission have been
Borromean Council No. 129, Young
Men's Institute, held its semi-annual elec
tion Monday night. N. J. Hoey was
chosen as president; R. J. Dowdall, first
vice-president, and P. F. Dillon, second
R«v. W. S. Bovard, pastor of the Trinity
Methodist Episcopal Church, delivered ah
address on Saturday evening. June 15, be
fore t lie Epworth League on "The Verbal
Felicities and Intensities of the Book of
Sob." The lecture was given in the
church and was largely attended by mem
bers of the congregation as well as by the
The Trinity auxiliary of the Women's
Home Missionary Society held it;; annual
service on Sunday evening at Trinity
Church, corner Sixteenth and Market
streets. Rev. Mr. Bovard preached a brief
sermon on the necessity ot upholding the
Civic Federation in its work against the
practical politicians. The reading of the
reports of otlicers, addresses on ths work
of the society and music made up the re
mainder of the evening's programme.
A mock trial, with Rev. John Martin of
Grace Church as Judge, is to be given by
the Epworth League at Trinity Church on
Friday evening, June 28. There will be an
excellent niusical programme as well and
a small admission lee will be charged.
PASSING FICTITIOUS CHECKS.
The Preliminary Kxauiiiintion of J. C.
The preliminary examination of J. C.
Da^ris of Rochester, N. V., on the charge of
felony in passing a fictitious check was
commenced before Judge Joaclnmsen yes
The case was that of Jacob Macowsky.
jeweler, 211 Kearny street, who sold Davis
a gold watch and other articles and re
ceived in payment a draft on the "Ameri
can Exchange Bank, New York," for $200.
Macowsky was placed on the witness
stand. As he did not sell the articles, but
one of his clerks, the case was continued
till this morning, so as to have the clerk in
The defendant was represented by Attor
ney Frank M. Stone, and an argument
took place between him and Prosecuting
Attorney Dare as to proving that the
"American Exchange Bank of New York"
only existed in Davis' imagination. The
Prosecuting Attorney promised to have
proof that there is no such bank in New
• — » ■» ,
England has 80,000 barmaids.
JUGGLING WITH JUSTICE
Disappearance of a Felony
Complaint and Warrant
J. H. LONG THE DEFENDANT.
They Are Supposed to Have Been
Stolen From Judge Campbell's
An extraordinary thing happened in
Judge Campbell's court yesterday in the
shape of the disappearance of a felony
complaint and the accompanying war
rant of arrest. The presumption is that
they were stolen, but by whom is a
Yesterday morning Attorney Martin
Stevens appeared in court with James
Carroll of faro-bank fame. Stevens pro
duced a complaint which was sworn to by
Carroll. The Judge signed the complaint
and warrants, and handed them to Clerk
The complaint charges Attorney James
H. Long with felony embezzlement, the
amount being |820, and the warrant was
for his arrest. Judge Campbell fixed
Long's bonds at $1000.
The trouble dates from the arrest of W.
E. Paulsell on April 15, 1894, for the rob
bery of Carroll and Weber's faro bank on
Market street. When Paulsell was searched
at the City Prison, $840 in gold was found
in his pockets. The money was trans
ferred to the custody of Property Clerk
At Paulsell's preliminary examination
in the Police Court, Long appeared as
special prosecutor on behalf of Carroll and
Weber, and took charge of the case till
Paulsell was held to answer before the
Carroll and Weber laid claim to the $840,
and on May 25, 1894, Long presented an
order to Property Clerk Culien, signed by
Judge Wallace, for the money. It was
handed to him, with the exception of
$20, which was retained as evidence and is
still in Cullen's possession. It is this $20
that Long was charged with having em
Shortly after Attorney Stevens and Car
roll left Judge Campbell's court. Attorney
Long made his appearance. He told the
Judge that there were no grounds for
issuing the complaint. He had repaid $500
of the amount, and showed a receipt bear
ing out his assertion. The balance of $320
he had retained to pay for his fees as
special prosecutor in the case of Paulsell.
lie asked the Judge to delay the service of
the warrant till this morning to give him
time to lind sureties, to which the Judge
In the afternoon it was discovered that
both complaint and warrant were missing.
Clerk O'Brien said he gave them to Prose
cuting Attorney Forbes, and the Prosecut
ing Attorney said he returned them to
Then O'Brien recollected that when he
went to lunch, after the court had ad
journed at the noon hour, the com
plaint and warrant were on ton of his desk.
He locked the courtroom door, but when
he returned from lunch the door was un
O'Brien did not miss the papers until
some one asked to see them, and then he
could not find them. He came to the con
clusion that during the time he was at
lunch some one having a key to the court
room door had entered and stolen the
papers, but who he was he was at a loss to
imagine, as six or seven people were pos
sessed of keys that opened the door.
Judge Campbell said he had no idea of
what could have become of the papers.
He was loth to believe that they had been
stolen and thought O'Brien would yet lind
them in one of the drawers of his desk.
When he signed the complaint he asked
Stevens, not knowing who the defendant
was, if the man was in town and Stevens
replied in the affirmative, adding that he
could easily be found. His first knowledge
that it was" Long was when Long spoke to
him in court about it.
As there is neither a complaint nor a
warrant Long could not be arrested. It
remains to be seen whether Carroll will
swear to another complaint.
THE FOURTH AT STOCKTON
A Day That Will Be Devoted to
Aquatics, Athletics and
Tug -of - War Contests Between
Teams Composed of Men of
The citizens of Stockton do not propose
to be outdone by their sister cities la the
way of amusement and general festivities
on the Fourth of July. A grand athletic
and water carnival will be features of
pleasure and interest to the thousands
who will attend the celebration in that
The citizens' committee and the Stock
ton Athletic Association have joined hand 3
and the celebration will be of an athletic
character as well as a grand water carnival.
In the evening of July 3, in Stockton's
handsome pavilion, there will be an inter
national tug-of-war contest, in which
teams representing Canada, England,
America, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Scot
land and Denmark will participate, the
finals to be pulled off at the field-day
On the morning of the Fourth, after the
arrival of steamers from San Francisco,
crowds will assemble on the banks of the
river to witness aquatic sports. Stockton
claims to have the tinest watercourse for
boat-racing in California. The water is as
smooth as glass at all times, and the course,
which has been surveyed (two miles with
a turn), is so laid out that spectators on
the banks will have a clear view of the
races from start to finish.
The races will consist of a senior four
oared barge, a junior four-oared barge,
with cups for both first and second place
in each event; a single-scull race for
seniors and a single-scull race for juniors,
with gold and silver medals for tirst and
second place respectively. Already the
various clubs in San Francisco are in
training for the races. The South End
senior crew, winners of the coast cham
pionship of 1894-95, will undoubtedly row
in the senior race. The Olympics will
probably enter tlieir champion junior
crew, and it is expected that the Acmes,
Ariels, Pioneers and Dolphins will enter
crews in both races.
Among the single-scullers it is probable
that Frank Dupiissea of the South Ends,
Frank Butler of Stockton and Len Haus
sler of the Dolphins will meet.
The citiaens committee also intend to
have the old-time professional oarsmen
show that they have not forgotten how to
handle the spoons. Henry Peterson,
Charlie Long, Bill Growney and Jack
Dunphy will probably row in the profes
sional shell race. In the barge race the
famous crew, Dan Dougherty, Bob Mc-
Dowell, Billy Thomas and George Dupiis
sea will be matched against a Stockton
In the afternoon of the Fourth field-day
sports under the sanction of the P. A. A.
will take place at Goodwater Grove, at
which handsome gold and silver medals
will be offered. The list of events is as
100-yard dash; 220-yard dash; 440-yard
dash; 120-yard hurdle; puttiug 10-pound
shot; throwing 16-pound hammer; running
high jump; running broad jump; standing
broad jump; pole vault; one mile walk and
pole vault; high jump and 100-yard dash iur
juveniles under 15 years of age.
Also bicycle races as follows: One-mile
novice, scratch ; one-mile class B handicap,
and one-mile class A handicap.
In the spiints Gill, Wand, Butz and
other Olympians will take part. In the
bicycle races, the Imperials, Olympics, Bay
Citys and Acmes will participate.
The day's festivities will close with a
grand display of fireworks and a Venetian
water carnival on McCloud's Lake. There
will be all sorts of boats, gondolas, etc., in
the evening's entertainment.
The South End Rowing Club of this
City is assisting the Stockton Athletic As
sociation in its efforts to make the athletic
carnival a success. The oarsmen will go
up on the evening of the 3d in a special
steamer, returning the day after the
Transportation at reduced rates will be
furnished by the steamboat lines, and
every accommodation for the care and
handling of private boats will be furnished
by the association in its new and commo
dious clubhouse and boathoases.
John E. Budd, brother of the Governor,
president of the association, is giving to
the proposed carnival his personal atten
tion. He is ably assisted in his work by
Gus G. Grant, the energetic secretary.
TESTING HEAVY LOCOMOTIVES.
Two Big Freight Engines on the Steep
Central Pacific Grade.
Superintendent Fillmore receivpd a re
port yesterday concerning engines 2010 and
2011, which are being worked together to
haul heavy freight across the Sierra Ne
vadas. These two engines, the largest
freight engines owned by the railroad com
pany, weigh eighty-five tons, and the train
they were attached to weighed 820 tons.
The engines had been worked singly,
but this is the first time they have been
used together to haul a freight train. The
test is a severe one, it being over the Cen
tral Pacific, between Sacramento and
Kocklin, the steepest grade in the system.
The report received was to the effect that
the engines worked well, and the train was
making from twelve to fourteen miles an
hour between stations.
TAX LEVY FOR NEXT YEAR
It Will Run Considerably
Above the Dollar
A General Expansion All Along the
Line— Modern Streets and Schools
Auditor Broderick and Clerk John A.
Russell of the Board of Supervisors are
just now sitting up at nights formulating
the schedule of financial desires, if not
necessities, of the several departments of
the City government— this to be presented
for the consideration of the Finance Com
mittee at its meeting on Friday.
The estimates, as already submitted by
the heads of these departments, are of
such dignified proportions that the idea of
the dollar limit has long ago been released
and gone its way among other back num
Auditor Broderick, in glancing over the
tall figures last evening, said that if the
expectations or plans of the departments
were reasonably met the tax levy as a
whole could not fall below $2 25, including
the State tax— about $1 61 for the City and
"With the big levy for the City Hall, the
levy for the new Kearny-street City Hall,
the great increase in the demands from the
Street Department made necessary by the
proposed Folsom and Market streets and
Van Ness avenue imnrovements, the mod
ern notions and methois of street-sweep
ing, the amplification of the police system,
the modernizing of the schools, the" meet
ing of the big expenses entailed on the
City by the new revenue law which neces
sitated the taking of the assessment, or a
large part of the work, a second time, the
payment of the salaries handed over from
the present year, together with a large in
crease in the ordinary running expenses of
many of the offices, will run the total of
the levy up to that amount.
"On a tax valuation of $330,000,000 this
would net about $5,250,000. About 5 per
cent of the amount is not realized, which
would knock off about $280,000. The ex
penses of the City are about $6,000,000.
There are other sources of revenue, such
as licenses, fees, etc., which will makeup
the amount. The hope of the administra
tion is to come out without a deficit next
year such as embarrasses the close of the
present liscal year. The deficit this year
will fully amount to $200,000."
The whole schedule will probably be
completed to-day and will be considered
item by item by the Finance Committee on
• — ♦• — •
Trouble Over a "Watch.
Harry Lichtenstein was. arrested vester-
day on a warrant charging him with
grand larceny. The complaining witness is
Charles Tennebaum. It is alleged that Ldehten-
Btein loaned Tennebaum $"> and received as
security his gold watch. Lichtenstein went to
Saciamento and being hard up pawned the
watch and was unable to return it when Ten
nebaum claimed it.
The San Joaquin Valley Koad.
A meeting of the board of directors of the
San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Rail
road called for yesterday afternoon was post
poned until this afternoon.
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This is known as the Copeland system. The
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Why So Much Is Said About It— Danger
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