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VAN NESS AVENUE FENCED
Rights of Property - Owners
Disregarded by a Cor
ALL IMPROVEMENTS STOPPED.
The City's Most Beautiful Thorough
fare Completely Blockaded
at One End.
The San Francisco Pioneer Woolen-mills
Company presents the only obstacle at
present in the way of making Van Ness
avenue the most beautiful, the best paved
thoroughfare from Market street to the
bay. The company has boldly invaded the
street, put a fence across it and established
racks behind it, which are not only un
sightly but which are in plain violation of
the rights of property-owners. The atten
tion of The Call was attracted to the mat
ter by the receipt of the following letter
Editor Call: Cannot The Call do something
toward having removed the unsightly wooden
fence erected by the woolen-mill corporation
long ago crossing tne avenue at North Point
street and illegally obstructing a public street
of great importance? Then, with the avenue
opened and fairly graded to the beach, van
Ness avenue would be the great thoroughfare
from Market street to the bay. where steam
boats from MariD County and elsewhere could
Etop if desirable.
a pbopkbty-holdeb of the nobth
In compliance with the wish expressed
in the letter a reporter visited the neigh
borhood yesterday and found matters in
even worse shape than represented. Clear
across the avenue at North Point street the
unsightly fence of the company extends.
Behind it and completely tilling up the
street space between the mills and the
"Tnited States reservation, thoroughly cut
ting off travel to the bay, are the still more
unsightly racks, which look like blackened
skeletons of the prosperity that once ten
anted the big brick pile when the shuttles
clicked in the loom and hundreds of
workers flitted to and fro at their daily
labor. Now all is hushed about the mill
and the racks are bare and blackened,
useless and an obstacle to public improve
For months past the property-owners on
the avenue above Green street, to which
point it has been bituminized, have stood
ready to go down in their pockets for the
amount of money necessary to grade, curb
and pave tbe avenue from Green street to
the bay. But just one thing has stood in
their way, the unlawful occupation of the
avenue at North Point street by the
woolen miils company with its fence and
its racks. These obstructions brought
them to a dead halt and they have been
halted ever since, except in that a number
of them some time ago entered a formal
protest with the old Board of Supervisors
against this unlawful occupation. There
was some hope for a time that relief would
come, but in some mysterious manner the
protest was pigeonholed and that is the
last that has been heard of it. The fence
still remains and the woolen mills com
pany has remained particularly apathetic.
Despairing of ever getting "the obstruc
tions out of the road, Eeveral of the prop
erty-owners resolved to make some im
provements on their own account, seeking
to beautify the avenue and to make the ap
proaches to their property somewhat more
attractive than the stretches of sand which
covered the avenue. Among these was
Herbert E. Law of the Viavi Company,
who owns nearly 300 feet frontage on the
avenue at Chestnut street. He graded his
sidewalk and along the front of his prop
erty laid a substantial board sidewalk.
That sidewalk was all right for a couple of
days until the sand began to drift in, and
now one can only lind it with a pick and
shovel. The sand, the shifting of which
the property-owners could have stopped
by bituminizing the avenue, has drifted
over it to the depth of a foot and a half.
It is the same way with the curbing that
all the property-owners have joined in
putting in. It is buried clear out of sight
by the drifting sands.
"Nothing can remedy this, and the prop
erty-owners know it, until the street is
bituminized from Green street to the bay.
This cannot be done until the woolen
mills company removes or is compelled to
remove its obstructions, although the
property-owners stand ready, as they have
stood all along, to furnish the funds for
the work. They are all well known and
their sincerity and good intentions in the
matter cannot be questioned. Seven of
them who signed the protest against the
fence and the racks and who own an aggre
gate of 1400 feet frontage on the avenue
are: John J. McGovern, Herbert E. Law,
H. Law, Percy Beamish, Oliver Eldridge,
Hugh L. Farley and Hugh Farley. They
bui ask for justice and seem to get nothing
but silence. Th? woolen company's action
is nothing but plain usurpation of power
and disregard for the rights of citizens, and
it will be strange if some method is not
found to bring it to time so that Van Ness
avenue can be made the grand thorough
fare, from the bay to Market street, that it
FRUIT EXCHANGE REPORT
President Frank Dalton Im
parts Some Advice to
What Has Been and May Be Accom
plished by the Organization.
The annual meeting of the San Fran
cisco Fruit Exchange to hear the report of
officers was held yesterday morning, and
at its close the board of directors con
firmed the election of the previous day and
re-elected T. S. Taylor secretary. The offi
cers whose election was ratified were:
President, Frank Dalton; vice-president,
A. T. Hatch; treasurer, R. E. Castle; di
rectors— I). B. Allison, R. E. Castle, P. D.
Code, F. Dalton, A. T. Hatch, A. W. Por
ter, H. A. Williams: committees of ap
peals— E. M. Cofer, A.D. Cutler, C. B. Jen
nings, C. M. Pike and B. F. Stone.
President Daltou's report was in part as
opening these rooms 71 certificates of
membership have been issued as follows: Ac
tive 67, honorary I. transfers 3. The standing
to-day is as follows: Active 4J>, honorary 1,
resigned 10, dropped 8, transfers 3, leaving
the present memDership 50, Including one
honorary member, <'olonel Pbilo Hersey of San
Jose. Death has called away one of our most
valued members, .1. K. Armsby, whose death
was announced from Wiesbaden, Germany,
As to canned fruit standards, no complaint
has been apparent, but in dried fruit it is
chinned by gome that standards were not high
enough in some grades of apricots and peaches.
A uention is called to this matter in order that
for the coming season grades may be more
uniform, and, if possible, made to cover a
wider range. By Increasing the number of
grades m> that each section of the State may be
represented in its own grade, perhaps better re-
Bulti would be obtained.
The usefulness of the exchange cannot be
doubted. Last year, although being the first
year of its existence, we know of many cases
wherc-in it promoted good. For instance, once
or twice parlies came to me and wanted sam
ples of ourehoice fruits, and after looking at
them admitted that they had not delivered
choice fruits, and therefore settled the dispute
without further arbitration between buyer and
seller. We have become also somewhat known
throughout tae East, not to the extent we
should bp, but they look to us to have a uni
form grade, so that they, themselves, may
know something about how to do business.
There is no denying the fact that here
tofore do one has known what to ship lor
choice fruit or fancy; that while California
sellers nave been imposed upon grossly by the
buyers, sellers have made great mistakes fre
quently in filling orders and notcomplied with
tne wishes of the buyer. These things can be
easily remedied provided you yourselves take
an interest in the exchange, but if you con
clude there is no need of paying any attention
to it except when you get into a row and leave
Jttotne president or board of arbitration it will
indeed prove a useless expense. It is with
yourselves, members of the exchange, to say
whether you will make yourself known and
become useful in this community. We must
meet people and agree upon some basis upon
which we can do business satisfactorily to the
buyer and seller.
ARMSTRONG COMMITTED SUICIDE.
Mrs. Nellie Hughes Testified That He
Attempted His Life Once Before.
A Coroner's Jury found that Walter
Armstrong committed suicide at 126 Ellis
street yesterday. Very few witnesses were
called, and those who testified said that
the deceased had been despondent for
some time previous to taking his life.
Mrs. Nellie Hughes of 315 Leavenworth
said he had attempted suicide once before,
and she believed that his suicide was due
to financial troubles.
British Vice-Consul Moore cabled to the
address left by Armstrong in regard to
burial expenses, but had received no an
The remains will be interred in the Pot
ter's field unless some one comes forward
to bear the expense. Mrs. Hughes, whom
the deceased described as "a poor widow,"
judging from her appearance has no need
for the diamond locket Armstrong asked
his brother to send her. She was deco
rated with jewels.
STUDENTS ARE WRATHFUL
The Plucked Ten at Toland
College Express Indig
Charges of Unfairness Against the
Professors— An Attempt at
The "clacking" of the ten medical
students by the faculty of Toland College
has aroused a storm of indignation in the
breasts of the plucked and their friends.
The young gentlemen who were so badly
disappointed are not saying nice things
about Drs. D'Ancona and Dodge. The
former, they claim, did not give them a
fair examination. In fact, there was no
examination at all, the students say, the
professor keeping their merits in class ex
ercises in his mind and striking an aver
age at the end of the term.
All sorts of stories and rumors are flying
about, the latest being that the junior
classes were about to apply for a transfer
to the Cooper Medical College. The young
men who have been plucked naturally feel
very badly about it, and many of their
classmates sympathize with them.
The banquet at the Good Fellows'
Grotto, it is said, very nearly ended in a
tragedy, one of the plucked students at
tempting to blow out his brains. His com
panions prevented the execution of the
rash deed by taking away his revolver.
"I do not think that either Dr. D'Ancona
or Dr. Dodge was fair in the examina
tions," said one of the students yesterday.
"Dr. D'Ancona kept the result of the class
exercises in his head and gave the boys
their average from memory."
Dr. Dodge told the class that he had re
ceived an anonymous communication,
charging that seventeen of the students
had been cribbing. Some of the boys
waited on him and asked him to make a
new examination, but this he refused to
do. The boys thought, to say the least, it
was in very poor taste for Dr. Dodge to
take any cognizance of an anonymous
AN ESTATE FOR LAWYERS.
How E. W. Barber's Property
Was Melted Into Attor
A Residue of $6O and a Debt Left
Mrs. Page Out of More Than
About two years ago E. W. Barber died
and left to his sister, Mrs. Farran, an estate
valued at about $2000. It consisted of two
lots on Diamond and Twentieth streets,
worth nearly $2000. There was a $700
mortgage on one of the lots. Besides this
he left $250 worth of furniture in a lcdging
houee on Sutter street.
Mrs. Farran was appointed executrix,
and she secured the services of ex-Judge
Van Reynegora to look after her interests.
The furniture was sold for $250, and the
lawyer got an order of court to sell the
unincumbered lot, which he subsequently
did for $1300.
About a year and a half ago, and before
the estate was settled, Mrs. Farran died
and Van Reyuepon> filed in the Probate
Court a document he called an account of
Mrs. Farran's as administratrix of her
Whea she died Mrs. Farran left by will
all her property to Mrs. Mary A. Page,
whose attorney had the account filed by
Van Reynegom transferred to Judge Mur
phy's court, on the ground that a court of
equity and not the Probate Court had the
power to settle the account. In settling
the account Judge Murphy allowed Van
Reyneeom $300 for his legal services to
Mrs. Farran and $f>o for selling the furni
ture In the lodging-house.
Upon the death of Mrs. Farran the Pub
lic Administrator took possession of her
estate, and at the same time he closed Tip
the Barber estate. For this he got $100,
and the Public Administrator's attorney,
J. D. Sullivan, got a fee of $100 for repre
senting Mr. Freese.
The Barber estate was merged into the
Farran estate, and Van Reynegom, as
executor of Mrs. Farran's will, was allowed
a fee of $99 20 and another $10 fee for ap
pearing once in court.
The lawyers for Mrs. Page made a pro
test yesterday against the other lawyers
absorbing almost the entire estate for fees.
They showed that the lot and furniture
sold" for $1550. Out of this about $150 was
paid for funeral expenses.
After the lawyers' fees, the administra
tor charges and covirt expenses are paid all
that Mrs. Page will secure will be about
$60 in money and an unimproved lot worth
$800 that is mortgaged for $700. Mrs. Page
thinks that out of an estate of about $2000
she should receive a little more than $60
and a debt.
"Mandy," said Farmer Corntassel,
thoughtfully, "hez it occurred to you that
Josiar is gittin' kinder sassy?"
"It has, I must say," confessed the
young man's mother.
"An' don't it seem ter you thet he's
sorter shiflesSj too?"
"Yes," she sighed.
"He's too big ter lick now, er we could
fix it all right in no time. He's got ter be
"What are ye going ter do ?"
"Send him ter college next fall. It's ter
rible severe an' I hate ter do it, but nothin*
short of a good hazin' '11 make any impres
sion on that boy."— Washington Star.
England and France are now engaged in
a competition with each other in securing
treaties from the African chiefs in the dis # -
puted territory of West Africa. These
treaties are usually signed with a mark by
the chiefs, and there is no evidence to
show that they know what they are sign
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1895.
The Merchants' Association
Scheme for Keeping Down
FIGHTING SAND WITH WATER.
President Dohrmann Says an Ideal
Condition Can Thus Be
In its application for the contract to
clean the streets for the coming year the
Merchants' Association has, at the request
of the Street Committee, incorporated a
plan to combine sprinkling with the
sweeping. The proposition is accompanied
with a map showing the streets that
should be sprinkled.
The plan includes Market Btreefc from
East to a point west of the junction of
Haight street, and on the north side of
Market several blocks formed by the "gore"
streets, while on the south side of Market
the principal thoroughfares are indicated.
MAP SHOWING STREETS AND BLOCKS PROPOSED TO BE SPRINKLED
BY THE MERCHANTS' ASSOCIATION IN CONNECTION WITH THE
Speaking of this plan of the Association
President Dohrmann said yesterday:
An Ideal condition of the streets of San Fran
cisco, so far as cleaning them is concerned, can
be brought about only by combining a system
atic plan of sprinkling with the sweeping, at
least throughout the business portion of the
CUT. This plan has been found to be the cor
rect thing in other large cities, but it is appli
cable to San Francisco more than to any other
city, in the opinion of the Merchants' Associa
tion, because first San Francisco is built on
sandy soil which duriug the prevalence of high
winds fills the air and the streets with dust.
Unfortunately the street cleaning appropria
tions have been so small that, under this con
dition, the work though done with the best of
intention and greatest care could not have
been done justice.
The sprinkling that has been done has been
confined to those streets and blocks where the
merchants were compelled to have it done to
save their goods from injury by the dust and
for which they had to pay. So it has occurred
that those who* did not require street sprin
kling avoided the expense, yet the dust ac
cumulating in front of their places blows into
the stores of others. Thus in many instances
only parts of blocks have been |spriukled, to
the detriment of those merchants who have
perishable goods or goods easily injured, and
who pay for sprinkling. The present system
of sweeping keeps the streets clear of the offal
and accumulations of sidewalk and store
sweepings, but it cannot keep down the dust
that is formed from the sands gathered by the
If the sprinkling plan submitted by the Mer
chants' Association shall be adopted we shall
be able to keep down the dust in the business
portion of the City to the advantage of all
business houses. In time the plan may be ex
tended to other portions of the City. The plan,
as shown by the map, includes those streets
which are most affected by the wind and if
adopted will accomplish a very desirable con
A similar plan has been adopted on the water
front by the Harbor Commission and the result
is that "section is kept the cleanest of any in
In Oakland and Alameda the street-sprink
ling is done at the expense of the municipali
ties and there is no good reason why It should
not be done in San Francisco. The only desire
of the Merchants' Association in combining the
sprinkling plan with the sweeping is to give
the City cleaner and more wholesome streets,
which we are confident we can do.
KIND TO W. N. HART.
What Is Being Done by W. R. Hearst to
Save the Journalist From Death
William N. Hart, the well-known news
paper man who has been ill for some time,
has at the suggestion of William R. Hearst,
his employer, who has made arrangements
to care for him, gone to New York for
As previously announced in The Cam,,
Mr. Hart is suffering from a cancer of the
face which originated in a peculiar man
ner. He had a habit of biting his cheek
which became more or less sore, and this
was aggravated by smoking. He became
a sufferer to such a degree that he was
forced to discontinue work and re
main at home. He was attended by local
physicians who discovered that a malig
nant cancer had formed. Various reme
dies were applied, but there seemed to be
no improvement. At last erysipelas set
in around the affected cheek. This disease
yielded to treatment, and when the danger
of it had passed away, it was discovered
that it had stayed the trrowth of the can
cer, but that the latter would soon extend
again. At one time the pati«nt was so low
that it was feared he would not live a week.
It was at this time that Mr. Hearst, who
was in Paris, France, learned of Hart's
dangerous condition, and when he ascer
tained that cancer was at work, he visited
the Pasteur Institute in Paris, where
experiments were being made by means of
innoculation to cure cancerous affections,
and applied for some of the serum there
used, so that he might send it to this City
for the benefit of Mr. Hart. At first there
was a refusal to part with any of it, bat after
much persuasion and a declaration that
cost was not a consideration, but that a
desire to savej a human life moved him,
Mr. Hearst was given a small quantity of
the serum. What he was charged for it
would have staggered an ordinary mortal.
It was at once forwarded to this City, and
at the same time a telegram was sent in
structing that the patient, if able to travel,
be sent to New York, where he would be
treated by Dr. Giber of the Pasteur Insti
tute, who was then on his way to the
New York. The dispatch also added
the advice that no necessary expense be
When the precious serum arrived it was
injected twice into Hart'a system, and on
Tuesday a week ago he was pronounced
able to travel. On that duj in company
with his mother as nurse, he left on his
way to New York, and when he reached
tuere he was taken to the cancer hospital
under care of l>r. W. B. Cooley, where he
will be treated^with innoculation by Dr.
Mr. Hearst's generous action in this
matter is worthy of the high praise that is
accorded by all who are acquainted with
ME. GADEN OBJECTED.
He limls the Work on a Street Faulty
and the Mayor Refuses to
Mayor Sutro yesterday sent to the Board
of Supervisors a veto of Resolution 11,555,
passed on June 25 accepting a number of
newly bituminized streets. Only one of
the streets was objected to, but all had to
be refused as they were included in the
The faulty block is Hayes street be
tween Steiner and Fillmore. When the
work was being done Mr. Gaden went out
to examine it.
"I found that the concrete was very
faulty," he said. "It was too soft altogether
and the contractors were not using 'clean
sea sand' which the contract specifically
demanded. Besides, the concrete was
badly mixed and was not being properly
"I saw that the work was not right. I
protested, but the contractors went to the
office of the Street Superintendent. Mr.
Ash worth sent out a deputy who declared
that the work was all right and in every
way up to the standard.
"I still protested and the contractors
Messrs. Flynn and Treacy, expressed such
willingness to do what I demanded that I
waived the necessity of their using better
sand. There was about a quarter of the
block through, in which the concrete had
already been covered with bitumen. I
warned the contractors that I would re
fuse to accept the work till I knew what
kind of concrete was laid on that portion
of the block. They promised to open up
the bitumen, but neelected to do so and so
the resolution accepting their work had to
Mr. Gaden thinks the Supervisors will
prepare another resolution in which only
the unobjectionable streets are accepted.
AGNES SMITH'S ROMANCE
A Mission Girl Who Married
" Dink" Barnard, the No
It Is Supposed That by Tracking
Her the Police Were Able
to Arrest Him.
Detective Ross Whittaker left for New
York last night with the requisition papers
for "Dink" Barnard, alias George Wilson,
who is wanted for the burglary at New
burger, Reiss & Co.'s dry-goods warehouse
in June, 1893.
Barnard after being held to answer was
released on "straw" bonds and dis
appeared. He was arrested in New York
When Barnard was in this City he made
the acquaintance of Agnes Smith, book
keeper for James & Smith, the wholesale
butchers. She was a handsome woman
and became infatuated with the dashing
young burglar. They were married at San
Rafael, Barnard's "best man" being A. J.
Ralston, a well-known gambler. After
Barnard's arrest she visited him frequently
in the City Prison and later in the County
Jail. She provided the money for his de
fense, and, it is said, gave $1000 for the
"straw" bonds that permitted him to make
She disappeared with Barnard and at
the time it was reported that she had em
bezzled ?3200 belonging to the firm, but
that was deniea by her friends, who de
clared that she had considerable money of
In September last Detectives WhittaKer
and Seymour took an embezzler named
Haake to New York who was wanted in
Hamburg, and while there Whittaker saw
the young woman on Broadway, near
Forty-second steet. She was traced to her
room in the hope of finding Barnard there,
but she had recognized Whittaker and
when the detectives went to the room he
had skipped to Boston. The New York
police kept a watch on the house for some
time in the hope that he would return, but
they were disappointed.
The detectives learned that after Bar
nard and his wife reached New York he
compelled her to lead a life of shame, and
she was but the shadow of her former self.
Barnard was recognized in Boston by a
San Franciscan, who notified the police
there, but Barnard was too sharp for them
and returned to New York. It is supposed
that by keeping track of the young woman
the New York police eventually caught
Chief Crowley has been notified that
Barnard is to make a determined fight
against his extradition, but there is no
loophole for his escape and he ia sure to be
brought back by Whittaker.
Would Not Be Scolded.
Joseph W. Hutchison, living at 432 Seventh
•treet, reported Ito : Secretary McComb of ,; the
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Chil
dren, yesterday, : that his daughter, Mary J.
Hutchison, left home Sunday, and had not
been seen since. Sunday morning, according:
to Mr. Hutchison, he lectured the missing girl
concerning some supposed misconduct of hers.
The daughter evidently did not appreciate the
fatherly advice, for when he returned at night
she ' had ■ left the bouse. The ' missing girl is
about 18 years old, of • the blonde type and
rather pretty, ''-',' ' . -•■ •
EXHIBITION IN DENTISTRY
Practical Demonstrations at
the Clinics of the State
BAD TEETH STRAIGHTENED.
Dr. L. Van Orden Wants the Press
Supervised— New Members
The dull monotony of the routine pro
ceedings and reading of technical papers
at the State Dental Association Convention
was relieved for three hours yesteiday
morning by the clinics, which were given
In the rear corridor of the Acadamy of
Sciences' building. There were some ach
ing and empty teeth awaiting the skillful
application of improved mechanism when
the dentists arrived.
There was a Jap, a China boy and an old
lady sacriiied as victims to the rapid for
ceps of Dr. Charles E. Post of San Fran
cisco. The Jap and the Chinaman re
served their courage until the steel instru
ment entered their mouths, but the opera
tions were performed so quickly that they
had no use for it and grunted their sur
prise that pulling teeth by the American
plan was so speedy and painless.
The old lady stepped into the chair
timidly. She had suffered too much to be
possessed of real fear, though she was a
little doubtful of the outcome.
The doctor dropped an aggregated dozen
teeth from the three mouths and turned to
aid Dr. A. H. Morris of Alameda in a more
difficult operation. A young woman whose
face bore the marks of pain from dead and
dying teeth expressed her readiness to sub
mit to the removal of eight upper teeth
under treatment of nitrous oxide gas. Dr.
Post applied the gas, the patient fell into
unconsciousness, and before she could re
cover Dr. Morris had extracted the teeth,
occupying only about two minutes.
Dr. George W. Cool attracted the great
est share of attention by a rapid demon
stration of gold-building. The cavity in
the tooth of the patient, Robert Diggs,
had been prepared at the office of the
dentist, and the young man sat through
the fifty-live minutes of the operation
without suffering the least pain. The
operation from the view point of the lay
spectators was simple" yet wonderful in
speed and skillfulness. The dentists
crowded about the chair eager to see every
movement of the operator, who placed
narrow strips of gold leaf in the cavity
and tamped them down with a mechanical
mallet which he held in his hand and
operated by foot-treadle. The feature of
the demonstration was the speed and com
pleteness of it.
Dr. Russell H. Cool gave an exhibition
of work that is in progress in the mouth of
Professor Rollins. On one side of the pa
tient's mouth there is a bridge of cold sup
porting four teeth which the dentist had
recently placed there. The other side was
bare qt teeth, except an implanted one,
on which it is proposed to hang a bridge
of teeth exactly similar to that exhibited.
This process of implanting a tooth in an
empty gum, Dr. Cool explained, is done by
cutting into the bone and placing in the
opening a natural tooth, which in course
of time grows to become a part of the jaw.
Dr. WT J. Younger gave an interesting
exhibition of straightening crooked teeth
by means of fine silk thread. The thread
is drawn about the crooked teeth and then
attached to the others in such a manner
as to bring the ugly offenders into place.
The trick lies in applying the force and
tying the knots. The force results from
the elasticity of the thread, which must be
worn by the patient until the irregularity
Dr. A. Cane of San Francisco gave an
exhibition of the Herbst methodof gold
iilling, illustrating condensation and adap
tation of the gold to the cavity without a
blow. The instrument used is conducted
on the rotative principle backed by spring
pressure. The serrated point is slightly
turned on the piece of gold that is to be
attached to the mass. The cavity is filled
perfectly and with certainty, and also
builds any contour with great strength and
density without danger of breaking down
the edges or injuring the tooth.
The doctor operated on a bogus mouth
made of plaster of paris in which was im
bedded a tooth that can never know a
During the afternoon session, which
promised in the beginning thereof to re
turn to the solemnity of technical read
inds, Dr. L. Van Orden threw a little spice
in by proposing a resolution to require the
representatives of the press to submit
their "copy" to the board of trustees be
fore permitting the blue pencil of the
editors to punctuate it. The doctor was
trembling with a fear that some one of the
members of the association might not
appear w^ll if illustrated. He thought the
efforts of the press to educate the people
in dentistry mierht be greatly augmented
by the supervision of the trustees. But
the resolution fell down with only one
supporting vote given in a tone of confi
dence. The doctor's desire created a good
deal of comment— upon the doctor — but
even the voice of the member who sec
onded the resolution was unheard in the
Then they returned to the unexciting
treadmill of routine business.
Applications for membership were read
at the afternoon session from Dr. J. S.
Knowlton of San Francisco, Dr. Cecil Cor
win of Oakland, Dr. H. P. Copsey of Ukiah
and Dr. Fred E. Sparks of Alameda.
The convention proceeded to the elec
tion of candidates whose names were pre
sented at Tuesday's session. Dr. Walter
J. Taylor of Sacramento, W. I. Wilcox of
San Francisco, Dr. Paul S. Coke of San
Jose, Dr. Marion Ward Craig of Oakland
and Dr. Ernest F. Schlott were duly elected
by ballot and signed the roll.
*Dr. Marion Ward Craig, in acknowledg
ing her election, said she felt as did one of
the gentlemen who likened himself to a
sponge. But she did not care to go as far
as dxd the gentleman, who signified his
willingness to be squeezed after he had
absorbed some of the ideas to be gathered
from the sessions.
The following-named delegates were
elected to the Pacific Coast Dental Con
vention of 1897: L. B. Holmes of Wood
land, J. L. Asay of San Jose, George Mc-
Cowan of Ukiah, L W. Hays Jr. of Grass
Valley, J. A. O. Londburg and J. 0.
Hodgin of San P'rancisco.
Dr. J. L. Asay of San Jose read a paper
on "Questions on Etiology of Pyorrhoea,"
which was discussed by Dr. Younger briefly
and finally deferred to a special time to
allow the members an opportunity to give
more thought to the subject.
The report on dental literature read by
Dr. C. L- Goddard was accepted.
The evening session was devoted to busi
ness matters and the presentation and dis
cussion of papers.
The applications for membership of Dr.
W. L. Davis of San Francisco, and Dr. R.
H. Allen of Oakland, were read tend re
The following - named applicants pre
sented at the afternoon session were
elected members: Dr. Fred E. Sparks, Dr.
J. 8. Knowlton, H. B. Topsey, Marcus
Levkovitch, Cecil Corwin.
It was announced that the association
will hold its annual banquet at Del
monico's at 7:30 o'clock to-night.
The annual election of officers of the as
sociation was made a special order for 2:30
o'clock this afternoon.
The members of the association will
meet on the steps at noon to-day to pose
for their annual photograph.
"Dentistry, A. D. 2000," was the caption
of an essay read by Dr. A. F. Merriman Jr.
of Oakland. The essayist painted a bright
future of dentistry which, according to the
views of the members, if realized, would
result in a very desirable condition t of the
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THREE LOTS BEST GRADE AMERICAN SEERSUCKERS; 500 pieces STAN.
DARD INDIGO PRINTS, and 2 cases AMOSKEAG STAPLE GINGHAMS, that
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■ At S5 Cents.
TWO LOTS TABLE DAMASK, one lot bleached and one unbleached, all 54 inches
wide, the 40c grade, to be closed out at 25c. " '.££
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ONE LOT FAIR GRADE UNBLEACHED CANTON FLANNEL, the B^c quality, a
sound fabric, to be closed out at sc. ' . *
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wearers of teeth. Some of the meraoers
thought the science of dentistry would
then De reduced to a mechanical art.
Drs. Lundltorg, Post, Metcalf, Knowles.
Platt, Morffew and Max Sichel discussed
"The Relation of Materia Medica and
Therapeutics to Stomatology" was pre
sented in an exhaustive paper by Dr. Rus
sell H. Cool.
Drs. Payne, Younger and Lundborggave
their experiences in relation to the sub
ject-matter of the paper.
Dr. L. Van Orden read a paper on "The
Control of Daylight as Related to the Care
of the Dentist's Eyesight."
The lateness of the hour precluded dis
cussion on the paper.
He Is at Large Again.
At length the man who was always re
minded of a little story fell into the hands
of the brigands.
"It serves him right!" the world said,
giving a wild sigh of relief.
So they put him in a cave a mile under
ground and 100 brigands siept about him
Just as they had begun to keep him im
prisoned for thirty years, for nobody would
ever ransom him, the man was reminded
of another little story and in less than an
hour he had bored his way out.
When his friends heard of it they would
have shuddered, only lie didn't have any
friends. — New York Recorder.
An imperial sun-shield is now in process
of construction in London for an African
King. It is said to be the largest ever
made. The stick measures fifteen feet; the
ribs are of brass, and when fully extended
can easily shelter twelve persons.
The Premier or other distinguished
member of the Government is selected to
carry this enormous spread of gingham,
and is responsible, in a measure, for the
care of it.
T Derby, New Almaden O 8 Turner, Modesto
J D Smith, Livermore J T Richards, Sn Barbara
E P Callender, NY J T Roder, Fremont
Mrs W W Trimble, Ky O\V Dunn, Stanford
W P Trimble. Ky Mrs Dunn. Stanford
0 E Stone, Portland Miss Holcomb, Stanford
W J Cahlll & w, X V X T Wallace, T aroma
J B Lankershlm, Cai M G Erhmnn, L Angeles
Mrs Lankershim, Cal G E Stout, Los Angeles
M Bsrry, Los Angeles J D Becknell Aw, Cal
II Lang, Seattle B D Murphy, San Jose
H W Chase &w, 8 Jose J Ryan, Benicia
J L Lyons, Sacramento J E Terry, Sacramento
IT Harmes, Sausaiito C Anderson, Sacramento
D J Canty, Fresno H C Aknyd, Vancouver
E C Slnklcr, Toronto C M Brune <fe w. Idaho
D J Currtn, San Jose W Sisser, Ht Louis
J Sheurm&n, Or W W Schwartz, Portland
S M Stover. L Angeles T D Valentine, Sutter Cr
J W Strnet, Ogdeu B Hubsh, Chicago
L Less, St Louis M J Maloney, St Joseph
Mrs L Bowers, Chieo
E W Kay, Santa Cruz 8 Meyer, Log Angeles
E W I'eet, San Jose T 11 lianner A f. Oakland
H H Harvey, Tcnn T L Fisner, Term .
J C Palmer <fe w, WVa WH I ogles, Fresno
J Powntng, (irps* Valley H D Nones Jr, San Jose
I* <<rpen, Mayfleid C E Lindsay, Santa Cruz
J R William*, Cal O A Little. Dlxon
P Ogle, Dixon A S Dulvaney, Boston
Pr Osborne &w,F.ldridge J J Rrown Aw.Woodland
R E Tolk A w, Woodland J F Freelake, Jacksoa
J D Scnarff, Portland Mrs O Clark, Sacto
Miss C Clark Sacto J F Clark Jr. Sacto
R C Jones, Fresno M X Holmes, Cal
W S Lewis, Paso Robles S D Ballon, S L Obispo
H Chatterton.Marysvllle R W Skinner, Marysville
C X Littlejohn.Mnrysvlle L Goldsmith, L Angeles
Mrs Turner, Benicia Mrs Hibbard, Kans City
F W Covey. Cal W H Goucher. Cal
George C T'llden, Denver R S Cooper, Willows
J M Taulbee, Ky J P Foley and wite, Cal
Alex Russell, Cal Br J M Blodgett. Lodi
P McGillivray, B C O T Spencer, Ind
H F Daniels, Carson X J Stanton, Cal
O W Ferguson <fe w, Cal J E Lavin Santa Rosa
Mrs B Banlng. Cal L J Maddox, Modesto
F J Brandon, San Jose N.l Heggie &w, Sonoma
B L, Lilienthal, Cal X T Petiit, San Jose
M S HaUey, Sacramento D S Parkhurst & w, 111
J M Copeland, Cal Dr Thomas Flint, Cal
C L Ruggles, Chicago R C Jones, Chicago
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Miss Jones, Reno, Nev W L Ward, N V
W F Briggs, Victoria B Arso, Alamcda
J B. Ayers, Rio Vista J W Ellius, Portland.Orß
E J Thwenet. Cal J Edwards & wf, Boston
P Orr. Los Angelea I W Hinton, Los Angeles
D W Wright. BM . C H crant. Sac
W R Lrake, Chicago C B WhLpper, Chtcaso
J R Conlon, Boston W Nicoles, Red Bluff
T Burue, Red Bluff F P Long, Santa Rosa
E R Taylor, Seattle T Smith, Tacoma
Miss M Carlow, Colma V W Weiet, Cal
J W EHswootb, Cal Mrs Malone, Cal
Miss L Lucy, Cblco J £ Black, Cbico
J C Sexton. Pleasonton D C McMnllen, Wis
H Catlin, Berkeley B A Chick. Berkeley
H J Fincer, Sta Barbra JM F!owers.w*s.St J,Mo
ESFarrnjrhPr.Elko.Nev .1 W Wilson, Sacto
GeoFEllis.Santa Barbra H N Bagcs, Stockton
A E Miller, Sacto T G Yancey, Newman
F a Manifee <fc w,S Cruz T A Elliott, Visalia
C; \V Hatch <fe w.V City E Spaldsbury, Santa Crna
Mrs Espaidsbury.S Cruz Miss Ordway. Santa Crua
FredJKiesel,Ogdn,Utah R C Miner, Stockton
F Landgren, Aqua Clnte V M Larkins, Los Ang
W F CoatPS * b. Sacto W Willis, Nev
G T Gray, Oakland H C Reed, San Jose
A J Essner, Stockton U S .Nay, Seattle
E J Barnes. Seattle Louis Dean, Reno
A S Gile. Portland L A Loomis. Wash
R H Essey, Eureka Mrs J S Smith, Biggs
Mrs Henry Smith, Ohgo A Gylfe. Vallejo
M E Taylor, Palo Alto Mrs Taylor, Balt Lake
H Callahan, Salt Lake Mrs M H Pujrh, Latrobe
T M Gatch, Seattle Miss C Gatch, Seattle
Miss Grace Oaten, Seatl Mrs W L Moore, l/kiah
E T Foley. Alameda T J Portar «!fc w, Eano
W E Miscall, s Maria A Zlenert & w. south D
T Doyle, Sonora Mrs E V Bedford, Andrsn
Miss Bedford, Anderson Miss Grecs ßedford, Adsa
T (J Winrcod, Sonora Mrs W L Moore, Ukiab.
B H Baird, Banock Rch R W Rexua, Cal
UMTED STATES BRAKE STATEMENT
CONDITION AND AFFAIRS
OF LONDON, ENGLAND, ON THE 81st DAY
of December, A. D. 1894, and for the year end-
ing on that day, as made to the Insurance Commis-
sioner of the State of California, pursuant to tha
provisions of sections 610 and 611 of the Political
Code, condensed as per blank furnished by the com-
missioner. - ,t. ,
Cash Market Value of all StocKs and '
Bonds owned by Company $1,775,812 50
Cash in Company's 0ffice....;'...;.... v 3,894 03
Cash in 8ank5........:......: 18,539 05
Cash in hands of United " States
Trustees... V.. 425,295 79
Interest due and accrued •on all ;'/■- *"•
Stocks and Loans .'......... ■ 17,942 50
Premiums in due Course of Collec- . -'-'• •'.
H0n.... .....................;.. 247,766
Due from other Companies ; for rein- J ■
surance on losses already paid...... 17,186 56
Total Assets..... $2,604,43711
Losses Adjusted and unpaid s $52,327 00
Losses in process of Adjustment or
in 5u5pen5e..;................. 169.870 00-
Losses resisted including expenses... 34,724 00
Gross premiums oa Fire Bisks run- . .
ning one year or less, $1,801,535 33,
reinsurance at 50 per cent 900,7 67 67
Gross premiums on Fire Risks run-
ning more than one year, $1. 102,-
-643 40, reinsurance pro rata........ 639,289 69
All other demands against the Com-
pany....... ...........;. 76,&77 11
Total Liabilities $1,773,555 47
Net Cash actually received for Fire
premiums.; $1,946,924 29
Received for interest and dividends
on Bonds, Stocks, Loans, and from *
all other sources 69,485 44
Total Income *2,018,409 70
Net amount paid for Fire L055e5...... 51,195,313 86
Paid or allowed for Commission or
8r0kerage..........:. • -...') 380,088 57
Paid for Salaries, fees and- other .
charges for officers, clerks, etc....... 98,782 52
Paid tor State, National and local .
All . other payments ■ and expendi-
. tures...... 100.912 05
- . ' ! '-.■■■-■ I .
Total Expenditures... $1,848,87198
Losses Incurred during the year. $1,151,065 00
Bisks and Premiums. Fire Bisks. .1 Premiums. .
Net amount of Bisks ' ~\ : u^~*- :
written during the .
year ..... ........... $339,918,012 $3,310,244 28
Net amount of Risk* > ■ ■■ • •■'.v--^
' expired ;. during the
year.................. 315,145,817 3.232,284 02
Net amount In force -> • ■'.-.•.-
December 31, 1894. 293,367,536 2,904,178 73
. A. D. IRVING, U. S. Manager. ,
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 28th day •
of January, 1895. -
GEO. O. RUGER, Notary Public. :
General Agents for Pacific Coast, '
413 California Street, San Francisco*
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