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SATURDAY JULY 18, 1895
Columbia Theater— "The Senator."
Tivoli Opera-house— "Tar and Tartar."
California Theater— "The Old Homestead."
Morosco's Opeua-house— "The Prodigal Daugh-
Obphfxm- Array of Novelties.
Alcazar Theater.— "Hamlet."
Bay District Track.— Races.
Board of Trade Exhibit.— s7s Market
street, below Second. Open daily. Admission free.
Central Park.— Sunday. July U. Prof. O. B.
Gleason, King of Horse Tamers.
PICNICS AND EXCURSIONS.
Famtly Excursion to Santa CRrz-Saturday,
French National Celebration. — Sunday,
July 14. at Shell Mound I'ark.
Ex. CAMro-Punday, July U-Muslc, Dancing.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.
Condensed City news on seventh page of the
The Iroquois Club held its weekly meeting
Brief City Items are to be found on this page
of the Call every day.
The State Floral Society met yesterday and
Mary J. Hutehinson of 432 Seventh street
has be'en missing since Sunday.
There, is a Ion? list of applicants for places
ncder the new Board, of Health.
Local Item*, bright and brief, can be lonnd on
this page of the Call every morning.
B. Mills claims his landlady's cruelty has led
to the possible fatal illness of his child.
Plans have been accepted for a new school
house, and proposals will be advertised for.
The Cbanning Auxiliary of the First Unita
rian Church has filed articles of incorporation.
The petition of Fatrick McDonough asking
for ?he control of the Public Pound has been
Mm Taura de Force Gordon and E. T. Hicks
pronounce the rumor of a plot for a socialist
William F. Murray was arrested yesterday on
a charge made by his wife of cruelty and fail
ure to support.
Mr? June Coon, who is charged with abus
ing a'child until it became imbecile, has not
yet been arrested.
Mayor Sutro is not yet satisfied that the pro
test against Foster for Election Commissioner
was legally made.
The following horses won at the Bay District
yesterday: Little Bob, Don Gara, Installator,
Bernardo and Remus.
Time-tables of the railroad companies are
published free of charge in the Call for the ac
commodation of reader*.
Rev. Max Levin, ot Winnipeg, Manitoba, is a
candidate for the rabbisbip of Congregation
Antone Fodera, a dealer it poultry and game,
was arrested by the Game W arden yesterday.
He sold five doves out of season.
Banks are sending in encouraging reports in
response to the first call of the Commissioners
fcr statements under the new law.
Hugo Goldsmith is tired of his contract for
furnishing supplies to the City, and he will
probably ■be permitted to assign it.
The steamer Gaelic, which arrived from the
Orient yesterday, brought the latest advices
from the sealing" fleet in Japan waters.
A Finnish family named Hoagland, living at
the corner of Pennsylvania and Nevada streets,
are destitute and both parents demented.
Treasurer Widber yesterday appointed Peter
Deveny deputy fee clerk and Max Wauschauer
was promoted" to the position of bookkeeper.
Citizens are proposing to raise a fund by
subscriptions to prosecute the Solid Eight of
the Supervisors for selling out to the Market
street Railway Company.
The third regatta for the Hammersmith &
Field trophy will be held to-morrow over the
San Francisco Yacht Club House course and the
race will be one for blood.
President P. W. Dohrmann of the Merchants'
Association protested yesterday apainst the un
fair rejection of street'cleaniug work by Street
Super! nteiHlent Ashworth.
Chong Wai, the Chinaman who was shot on
Dupont street Thursday evening, yesterday
identified Mook Tai, a highbinder, as the man
who committed the crime.
The result of an election in Siskiyou County
has been changed because the election official's
of one precinct were hungry, and took the bal
lot box to dinner with them.
The Supreme Court has decided that if a
river changes its own course, those below who
lose the benefit of its waters have no redress.
They cannot tamper with the act of God.
Only one rancher remained yesterday who
refused to sell a right of way to the Valley
road at a point north of the Stanislaus River.
Grading will begin at Stockton next week.
The San Francisco Schuetzen Verein has
taken upon itself the welcoming home of the
victorious team of California thooters who
have been making reputations in the East.
County Clerk Curry expects to secure posses
sion of the stolen Fair will next week. He has
just returned from a trip to Santa Cruz, having
for its object the recovery of the document.
Harry Mann, president of the Al Hayman
Company, arrived from New York yesterday
morning". He says that he has booked all the
newest attractions in the East for San Fran
Attorney-General Fitzgerald, in reply to a
query from State Controller Colgan, rays the
last general revenue act does not alter the
methods of redeeming property sold for delin
Rev. Max Levin, a cantor from Winnipeg,
Canada, conducted the services for Congrega
tion Beth-Menachim Streisand, on Minna street.
last evening. Mr. Levin is a candidate for the
office of rabbi in that church.
The Pacific Mail Company yesterday depos
ited the money due the members of the crew
lost on the Colima with the clerk of the United
States Circuit Court. The heirs-at-law can pro
cure the money by proving their title to it.
Suit will be begun to-day by the Church
street Improvement Club against the Market
street Railway Company to compel forfeiture
of the stolen Church-street right of way, under
a stolen franchise granted by the Solid
The raisin men of California are taking a
deep interest in the appeal from the decision
of the Board of Appraisers in the Zante cur
rant case to the Lnited States Circuit Court.
They say it will entail a loss of a million dol
lars" to the State if the court upholds the
The suit which John .T. Coffey hits himself
been prosecuting against his wife has been de
cided against him. He was plaintiff and at
torney for plaintiff in an action for divorce
upon the ground of infidelity, but in the
court's opinion the case against Mrs. Coffey
was not proven.
Attorney Fitzgerald has been asked by the
Bank Commissioners to render an opinion con
cerning the law passed by the last Legislature
restricting; the use of the term "bank." The
question involves the right of pawnbrokers,
saloon-keepers and others to use this term in
connection with their business.
The twenty-fifth annual convention of the
California State Dental Association concluded
its four days' session yesterday, and adjourned
to meet at Santa Cruz next June. Dr. J. L.
A&ay of San Jose offered in a paper on State
dental law, a correction of the evil worked by
students whom toe termed illegal practitioners.
Attorney Highton announced yesterday that
he had forgotten the provisions of the code
when drawing up the complaint for divorce
for Marie Burroughs. He had neglected to
state that she had resided in the State for a
year prior to the beginning of her action, and
he begged the court to allow him to amend
by adding that fact.
The prosecution of Joseph A. Ferris, the
Scott-street fruit-dealer who was arrested for
arson by Fire Marshal Towe several days ago,
was ended in Police Judge Low's court yester
day by the dismissal of the charge. Although
the Fire Marshal and Detective Handley testi
fied to the rinding of traces of kerosene in the
store the court did not think the evidence was
sufficient to hold Ferris.
Richard J. Dowdall, a druggist at Nineteenth
and Valencia streets, has been quietly trailing
the murderer of Eugene Ware for months past
and is about to close in upon three persons
whom he suspects were guilty of the crime.
Recollections of the mysterious crime are re
vived by Mr. Dowdell's strange story and in to
day's Call he reviews his detective work and
talks about the persons suspected of murdering
the drug clerk at the St. Nicholas' Pharmacy.
The law which was cassed by the last Legisla
ture requiring barbers to close their shop 3at
8 o'clock each evening and 12 m. on Sunday is to
be tested. Louis Jentzsch, a hairdresser at 336
Sixth street, was convicted in the Police Court
yesterday of violating the law in keeping open
during Sunday afternoon. He gave notice of
taking an appeal, and says that he will if
accessary, take the case to the Supreme Court.
A JOKER IN THE SPUR
Grabbing the Ocean
Boulevard to Carry
Loam to th,e Park.
THE RAILS MUST COME UP.
Why the Southern Pacific Is
So Obliging to the Park
A PRIVILEGE LONG EXPIRED.
Steam Tracks Maintained Without
Authority Calculated to Spoil
a Famous Drive.
There was a point to be gained two years
ago when the Southern Pacific asked and
received from a complaisant Board of Su
pervisors the privilege to lay its tracks on
the Ocean boulevard.
The privilece was obtained — despite the
protests of Adolph Sutro and others— on
the plea that it was necessary for the
Southern Pacific to operate a steam road
into the Midwinter Fair grounds.
Now the privilege has expired long since,
but still the tracks of the Southern Pacific
obstruct the Ocean boulevard. In Septem
ber, 1894, by the terms of the temporary
franchise granted, the Southern Pacific
should have removed its tracks from
Golden Gate Park and from the Ocean
boulevard. Then a plea of convenience to
the Park Commissioners was entered, and
when Mayor Ellert had abo at made up his
mind to tear up the tracks by main force
the pleaders for the Southern Pacific went
before the Board of Supervisors again and
secured from the board a forty days'exten
sion of time.
This extension of time was granted solely
to enable the Southern Pacific to enter
upon its philanthropic work of hauling
loam and street-sweepings to Golden Gate
Park at a sacrifice of time, money and con
venience to itself, as was loudly pro
Well, the park needed the street-sweep
ings and the loam. No one looked into
the question very deeply at that time and
no one objected to the extension of time.
It was granted in the name of the park —
the people's playground.
But by and by that forty days expired.
It expired last December, to be exact. And
still those tracks obstruct what is destined
to be one of the City's most famous drive
ways, the Ocean boulevard. And the
plea is still the park. The creat philan
thropic Southern Pacific is still carrying
street-sweepings and loam into Golden
Gate Park over these Midwinter Fair spur
tracks "at a lo°s."
By the way, how creat is this loss? A
little calculating ought to fix it, nearly, if
not exactly. The Southern Pacific is paid
by the Merchants' Association $5 a car
load for hauling the street-sweepings from
Fourth and Townsend streets to the site of
the Midwinter Fair. True, the route is
rather a roundabout one, the train going
first to Baden and there turning about
northsvard, past Lake Merced and via the
Ocean boulevard to H street.
Now the Park Commissioners and
others who have been pointing out the
generosity of the Southern Pacific in haul
ing a car of street-sweepings over that long
distance for the paltry sum of $5 have em
phasized what a roundabout route the
sweepings have to travel in order to reach
the park— at $5 a carload. But, really,
there is not so much loss in this circuitous
route when you come to look into it as one
This route leads past both pumping sta
tions of the Spring Valley Water Com
pany, located on the old Rancho Lacuna
de la Merced. And it is a profitable part of
the Southern Pacific's business in this neck
of the woods to carry coal and other freight
to both these pumping stations. And,
from the main track at Baden there has
been for years a branch road running to
the northernmost of these two pumping
And now, when this philanthropic cor
poration carries the street-sweepings to
Golden Gate Park at $5 a carload, these
same cars, by way of avoiding any un
necessary expense in the charitable work,
are made to traverse the route behind a
regular freight train to the pumping sta
tions. Then, from the pumping stations
at Lakeville, northward (over the tracks
laid only and especially for the Midwinter
Fair) to the Ocean Beach House, over the
lands of the Spring Valley Company, and '
from that point still northward to H'street
along the Ocean boulevard, is a distance of
perhaps four miles, more or less.
Hauling five cars of street-sweepings a
day a distance of four miles for $5 a car
load is really not such a very great philan
thropic piece of work. Indeed there is
even a very fair profit in it for the philan
Making the estimate as liberal as pos
sible, credit the Southern Pacific with
hauling these five cars the full distance,
and allow them half a day to do it in, all
for $5 a carload. That means a crew of
three men and coal for five hours. Put
the coal down at $6. That is too much for
the haul and the grade, but let it be a lib
eral estimate. Item, engineer's pay for
half a day, $3. Item, fireman's pay for
same, $2. Item, brakeman's pay for same,
|1 50. Total. $12 50.
Any one who knows what engineers,
firemen and brakemen are paid on the
Southern Pacific road will know how very
liberal is this estimate. But let it stand.
If you subtract the total of it from the
total of five carloads at $5 a carload you
will see that there is a profit. Not an
enormous profit, to be sure. Only $12 50 a
day, $375 a month, $4500 a year. More
than some of the employes of the Southern
Pacific receive for their services, and surely
enough to repay, in some measure at least,
the philanthropic efforts of Mr. Hunting
ton's charitable corporation in carrying
street-sweepings to Golden Gate Park— to
the people's pleasure ground.
So much for the claim that the Southern
Pacific only continues its spur tracks into
the park for the accommodation of the
Park Commissioners. The road to-day is
operated at a very handsome profit, con
sidering all things, and for a year past
that spur road has netted even a larger
profit. It has 4 been a matter of dollars, not
of charity, this continuance of these spur
tracks in the park.
"But if the public insist upon it we will
have these spur tracks in the park removed
at once," Park Commissioner Austin has
When first the matter was made public
in The Call a few days ago all the officials
interviewed declared their readiness to
have the spur tracks— the three spur tracks,
they were careful to state— removed from
the park grounds. But then, this would
cause a big loss to the Merchants' Associa
tion and to the park itself, these same offi
cials pointed out. It would be a shame to
rob the park of the benefit it was deriving
from the street-sweepings as a cultivator.
Upon these representations The Call
held aloof for the time bein^. It was un
willing to be a means of impoverishing
the park by robbing it of the street-sweep
ings—a contingency that would surely
happen, it was claimed, in case these three
spur tracks were removed from the park.
But still, it was continually iterated that
if a public demand was made these three
spur tracKs would be removed from the
And always the conversation was about
the "three spur tracks" in the park and
never a word about the three miles of track
that disfigure the Ocean bouievard. All
reference to that was kept in the back
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY., JULY 13, 1895.
ground, while lots of talking was done
about the 'three spur tracks" in the park.
And therein lies the "nigger" in this
particular "woodpile." It was to secure
this road from Lakeville along the Ocean
boulevard to H street that the Southern
Pacific made its first tight before the Board
of Supervisors in August of 1893.
At that time Adolph Sutro protested
vigorously. "It will be an outrage to let
them Jay tracks on the Ocean boulevard,"
he said then. And he went to the board
and stated his objections to the temporary
privilege asked for at length. Aiul when
Mr. Sutro found the Supervisors meant to
grant the request he then urged that the
board demand a personal bond from Mr.
Crocker and Mr. Huntington for the faith
ful performance of their part of the con
tract — tlie removal of their tracks at the
expiration of the period Darned in the reso
lution. But the Board of Supervisors de
clined to act upon Mr. Sutro's suggestion.
The Southern Pacific asked for and wanted
the privilege of laying tracks on the Ocean
They got it.
The Southern Pacific wanted an Ocean
boulevard connection between its Lake
ville and its Cliff House Railroad. Mr.
Sutro and others objected. The Southern
Pacific got what it wanted.
"We have only given them the privilege
conditionally," said the Board of Super
visors. "In a year from now they must
remove their tracks. It is so nominated
in the bond."
And so it is. The resolution of the Su
pervisors is very clear and explicit on the
point that these tracks must be removed
at the expiration of one year from the date
of the resolution, which is September,
But the tracks are there yet. To-day
the Southern Pacific is operating a line
clear from Baden to the terminus of its
Park and Ocean branch. Part of that line
runs along — not merely parallel with, but
actually on — the Ocean boulevard.
At the time the connecting branch was
built — ostensibly for the Midwinter Fair's
accommodation alone — it was urged that
Forty-eighth avenue, or any other thor
oughfare except the Ocean boulevard, be
taken by the railroad company.
But the Ocean boulevard was already
graded and partly macadamized. There
fore the Ocean boulevard was not only
more convenient and more valuable a
route, but the Southern Pacific was saved
the extra expense of a little grading. And
the public — but the rights of the public
were not considered.
"Of course it was an outrage," said
Mayor Sutro last evening, "to ever permit
a railroad to be built on the ocean drive
way, and it is still a greater outrage that
these tracks are still there and the road
still being operated, when it was expressly
stipulated that the tracks should be re
moved within one year.
'•I am not sure that the Mayor has the
power to have these Ocean boulevard tracks
removed. I think the Park Commission
ers claim to control the boulevard. How
ever, I shall look into the matter, and if I
am advised that the Mayor has the author
ity to tear up those tracks you may rest
assured that they will be torn up in short
•"Of course, the cry of bringing street
sweepings and loam into the park may
amount to something, but no quantity of
cultivating soils in the park will pay the
public enough to compensate for the loss
of the Ocean boulevard."
Mayor .Sutro is correct on this score. No
matter what the benefit to the park maj
or may not be by reason of the loam and
sweepings it receives over the Southern
Pacific tracks it cannot be great enough
to compensate for the obstructions to the
Ocean boulevard. The tracks must be re
The "Royal" Baking Powder is recom
mended by the best chefs and authorities
on cuisine in every land. Its sale is larger
than that of all other cream of tartar bak
ing powders combined and it has more
friends among housekeepers than any other
MAY LOSE HIS PLACE.
Constable Creed Accused of Beating a
Boy Most I'niiiercifully at
Constable John E. Creed of Sausalito is
in danger of losing his position because he
beat a boy of tender years. Things are to
be made exceedingly warm for him by the
parents of Joseph McLeod, a boy who re
ceived a severe beating at his hands.
A picnic party from Sausalito and San
Francisco was having an enjoyable time at
Schuetzen Park recently. Joseph McLeod,
one of the party, got into a quarrel with
another lav. Creed stepped up to the boy
and told him that he was under arrest.
"What for?" the boy asked in surprise.
"Never mind what for," replied the con
stable, as he dragged the boy away. "I've
been waiting for a chance to fix you, and
now I'll do it."
Young McLcod says that when Creed
cot him away he fired his pistol at him and
beat him with a club unmercifully, and as
a result the lad has been confined to his
bed for a week on account of the beating.
His parents are highly indignant at the
action of Creed and have retained an attor
ney to prosecute the case.
An affidavit has been tiled in which the
lad states that he cannot secure a fair trial
before the Bausalito Justice and wants a
change of venue.
I THE SHOOTERS' RETURN.
It "Will Be an Occasion of Rejoicing
Among All the Riflemen of the
The San Francisco Schuetzen Yerein
held a meeting last night, and the upshot
of it all was that there will be a big recep
tion given the California marksmen when
they return from their victorious trip East.
It is expected that the team will return
next Monday evening, and the San Fran
cisco Verein has decided to bear all the
expenses of its entertainment. All Schuet
zen clubs and club members are to be in
vited to be present and swell the chorus of
German tongs and shouts of praise which
will ring from water front to festal hall.
They will all form in parade order, and
the shooting kings will ne placed in car
riages and escorted up the street by their
brethren in arms.
The jolly company will march to the
halls of the San Francisco Schuetzen Ver
ein on Bush street, and there a sumptuous
repast for 1000 people will be laid out. It
will be an all-night affair of congratula
tion, of compliment, of anecdote and of
SOLD DOVES OUT 01 SEASON.
Autone Fotlora, a Poultry-Dealer, Ar-
rested by the Game Warden.
A. Fodera, a poultry-dealer in the Clay
street Market, was arrested yesterday after
noon by the Game Warden and charged at
the California-street station for selling
doves out of season. He immediately gave
bonds and was released.
Fodera had live doves in his stall when
the Game Warden saw them. The latter
paid the purchase price and immediately
afterward placed the dealer under arrest.
Fodera's plea was that he did not under
stand the law. He thought the open sea
son for doves, so far as the dealers are
concerned, began on July 1. As the hunt
ing season only opens on that day the
birds cannot be exposed for sale for several
weeks later. The dealers felt very sore
over the arrest of Fodera and said they
will make a test case of it. According to
them, there is one law for the rich and
another for the poor. A rich man can
slaughter doves for pastime and afterward
give them to his friends, but a dealer dare
not expose one of the slaughtered birds for
A Light Fire Record.
The fire alarms yesterday were only for
small blazes. The first one, from box 62 at
8 45 a. m., was for a chimney fire at 46 Everett
street. There was no damage.
The alarm at 9:30 a.m. was from box 135,
and called the. department to 1470 Pine street.
A pitch kettle overturned in the factory of the
Golden Gate Yeast Company and caused a
damage if $100. The factory is owned by the
AROUND THE WATER FRONT
Arrival of the Pacific Mail
Steamers Gaelic and
THE SATURN FOR LIVERPOOL.
Grain Ships and Tonnage In This
Port for the Cereal Year
The steamship Gaelic arrived yesterday
morning from China, making the passage
across the Pacific in 13 days 8 hours and 44
minutes. This time beats the best steamer
record by 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Among the passengers were: Mrs. A. S.
Moore, daughter of P. B. Cornwall; Mrs.
Alexander Center, wife of the general
agent of the Pacific Mail; Mrs. Dr. Long,
who had been in Yokohama for a year;
Bishop John McKim of the Episcopal
Mission In Japan, now on his way to at
tend the National Episcopal Convention
soon to be held in Minneapolis; Hon. L.
O. Smith, formerly a member of the Swe-
IHE SATURN, WHICH SAILED FOR LIVERPOOL.
[Sketched by a " Call" artist]
dish Senate, on his return home from a
trip -around the world.
The steamer San Jose came in yesterday
twenty-three days from Panama.
The steamer Saturn sailed yesterday
evening for Liverpool with 40,000 cases of
salmon, 500 cases of fruit and 1000 tons of
barley. From Liverpool she will go to
Boston. She is expected to reach England
from this port in sixty-five days.
The following are the latest Lydrographic
notices to mariners:
Halfmoon Bay, buoy moved— The red can
buoy, No. 2, shown N"W. of SE. reef, is moved
to the bearings: Sail Rock (E. tangent), NW.
y s W.; Widow Woods' house, NNE. 3 i E.
Off Bolinas Bay— Duxbury reef, buoy moved
— Duxbury reet black can buoy is shown
moved 800 meters NW. from its former posi-
Fort Bragg Landing— Buoy changed— The
P. S. whistling-buoy shown off Fort Bragg
landing is changed on the charts to a red whis
Crescent City Harbor— Buoy erased— The red
bell buoy "C. C," heretofore shown KW. from
Whaler island, Crescent City harbor, has been
erased from the charts.
Piigi't Sound, Quartermaster Harbor, new
buoy— A red nun buoy, No. '2, is now shown
off Point Finer shoal, oh the bearings: Mnury
Island, 8. tangent, E. % S. ; Maury Island, W.
tangent, N. '4 \V.
The brig Salvador sailed yesterday for
Champerico with $16,030 worth of cargo,
including 420 cases of dynamite, 300 bai
rels of flour, 100 cases of beer and 10,250
pounds of beans and peas. The steamer
Lakme sailed for the Arctic with $14,045
worth of supplies for the whaling fleet.
The bark S. C. Allen sailed for Honolulu
with a cargo valued at $27,870. including
I(KJ barrels of flour, 75,824 pounds of sugar
and 1598 gallons and 18 cases of wine.
The grain cargoes cleared from this port
during the cereal year 1894-95 by the "big
four" firms are ns follows: G. W. Mc-
Near, 48 ship?; Eppinger <fe Co.. 48; Bal
four. Guthne <fc Co., 43; Girvin, Baldwin &
Eyre, 20. Trubenbach <£ Co. cleared one
cargo, which made the total for the year
Of this number only four were loaded
for account of owners. The general rate
was 25 shillings, fifty-three ships taking
that figure. The remainder ran from 21
shillings 6 pence up to 35 shilling. Thirteen
ships were chartered prior to arrival.
Three clearings in August, one in October
and nine in the first six months of this
year. Gne Italian and ten American
wooden ships cleared. The rest were iron
and nearly all British.
Vessels representing a tonnage of over
375,000 tons are now on the way to this
port from various sources. The steamer 1.
\Y. Webber, 1341 tons, will load for San
Francisco from New York; the Samaritan,
1987 tons, at Hamburg; the Irmgard, 628
tons, at Honolulu, and the Kilmony. 1569
tons, to is load at Newcastle, Australia.
From the last port there will come 105,000
tons, from Swansea 80,000 tons, from
Liverpool 2f>,000 tons, from New York
23,800 tons, from London 14,700 tons, from
Newcastle-on-Tyne 10,100 tons, from Ant
werp 12,200 tons, from Baltimore 11,900
At the meeting of the Board of Harbor
Commissioners next Tuesday a committee
from the Produce Exchange will protest
utrainst the lowering of the free period for
freight to remain in the grainsheds on the
seawall from thirty to ten days. A com
mittee from the warehouse people will be
in attendance to protest, in turn, against
this protest, consequently a lively and
eloquent tme may be expected.
By the Gaelic it was learned that the
splendid yacht Eleanor will soon arrive in
this port" from the Orient. She is the
property of J. Slater, the millionaire mer
chant of Boston, who is sailing around
the world with his family and a party of
friends. The vessel is a three-masted
steamer, and carries a crew of fifty men,
and is one of the finest craft afloat." After
remaining here a short time the party will
visit Sitka, Alaska, ana then return home
around the Horn.
EL CAMPOS OHAEM.
A Chance for a Pleasant Outing on
Sunday promises to be a particularly en
joyable day at El Campo, the popular
resort on the bay, as special arrangements
have already been made for the reception
and amusement of crowds who are ex
pected to visit that lovely spot.
The San Francisco and North Pacific
Railroad Company will have the ferry
steamer Ukiah running between this City
and £1 Campo beginning at 10:30 A. M.
Later trips to the seaside resort will be
made at 12:10, 2 and 4 p. m. and the return
trips at 11:15 a. M., 1, 3 ana £p. m. That
all visitors on pleasure bent may thor
ouzhly enjoy themselves, there will be
music, a dance in the pavilion and every
facility for fishing, boating and bowling,
and besides all these an opportunity to
stroll over the pretty hillsides or lie under
the oaks. The railway managers are mak
ing arrangements for aquatic exhibitions,
such as life-saving, etc., and intend in
other ways to make El Campo one of the
most attractive resorts near the City.
THE IKOQUOIS CLUB.
Recent Changes lv the Election Laws
Are Freely Dis
The members of the Iroquois Club held
their weekly meeting last night, presided
over by Vice- President "Wall. The newly
appointed Election Commissioners, James
Denman and P. M. Wellin, were both
The treasurer's report on the last picnic
given by the club created something of a
breeze daring the early part of the meet
ing. Frederick Raabe made a few heated
remarks and insisted on being heard
despite the raising of half a dozen points
of order and intimations that bouquets
were not in order. His wounded feelings
were finally soothed by a motion of Louis
Metzger and the meeting proceeded.
A report on the recent changes and pres
ent status of the election laws was read
and some of the rulings discussed by
Popper and Wellin. The meeting then
THE ATLANTA EXHIBITION.
Governor Budd Asked to Recommend
the Reimbursement of Counties.
The State Board of Trade proposes to
have California make a good showing at
Atlanta. With tnis end in view Secretary
J. A. Filcher sent a query to Governor
Budd yesterday asking him whether he
would recommend in his message to the
next Legislature some appropriation to
reimburse the several counties for the ex
penditures made by them in sending ex
hibits there. A favorable reply is ex
The reports of the. official Government
investigations of baking powders show the
Royal to be stronger and purer than any
VALLEY ROAD BUILDING
Materials for Construction
Coming Into Port Almost
The Surveying Parties Are Doing:
Good Work Down the San
Still another cargo of railroad ties came
into port yesterday from the Mendocino
forests consigned to the Valley Railway,
and during the day the heavy redwood
timbers were transferred to a barge for
removal to Stockton. The steel rails, fish
plates, bolts and nuts began to move up
the river yesterday, and every day now
will see new arrivals in Stockton Channel,
where Valley road supplies are piling up
with remarkable rapidity.
"I am pleased, of course, that the ma
terial has begun to show up in large
quantities at Stockton," said Chief Engi
neer Storey yesterday. "But what I would
like to see is this material stretched out as
fast as it arrives, that is, laid upon the
roadbed down the valley. Grading will
begin next week, as The Call has already
stated, and I hope there will be no delay
in rushing the work ahead from the start.
One lady in Stockton who refused a right
of way gave up yesterday after suit had
been entered against her to condemn her
property. So that much is out of the way.
"There is only one man now — a rancher —
who holds out, and I suppose his case will
have to go through the courts, which may
cause some delay. The railway took about
eight or ten acres of his ranch, and he
was offered $85 an acre for the land, and
the same amount for damages. But he
wanted $6000 for damages, which is more
than his ranch is worth.
"The surveying parties down south have
passed Tuiare City, andere working south
west from that point. One of them will
continue on toward Bakersneld, while the
other one will return and run a secondary
line oyer the territory aireadv covered by
them. The party under Mr. Graham is
still working on the Tuolumne River for a
good crossing, and I expect it will soon
decide on one and then start out for the
"It is very slow work for the engineers
between the rivers. Already four lines
nave been run from the Stanislaus to the
Tiiolumne River, each one directed to a
different crossing. The reason for this is
very plain, when you come to think that
one crossing would cost $40,000 or $50,000,
while another location for a bridge would
be so far superior that the cost of spanning
the river might not be more than $25,000 to
$30,000. If great care be not taken in find
ing the best crossings, it is evident the cost
of building the line might be easily ad
vanced $1000 a mile.
"Anyhow the engineers have got such a
good start of the business that they will be
able to keep far enough ahead to avoid de
lays, and, if no hitches occur in the matter
of securine rights of way. construction will
not Btop from the day it begins until the
road reaches Bakersneld."
PAVOBABLE BANK BEPORTS.
Statements Sent In to the Commission
Are Very Encouraging.
Out of 260 banks in the State 161 have
reported to the Bank Commissioners what
their condition was. on June 17 under the
requirements of the new law. Secretary
Dunsmuir said yesterday all the reports
are encouraging. •
It is expected that all the banks will
have sent in their statements in a few
days, and then the commission will com
pile a table showing results.
Tnis is the first call made on the banks
by the Commissioners under the new law.
There is an article on the market seldom
equaled and never excelled— Jesse Moore Whis
ky. Moore, Hunt&Co. guarantee its purity.*
RECORDING FAIR'S WILL
The County Clerk Expects to
Secure the Stolen Paper
CURRY'S TRIP TO SANTA CRUZ.
Detective Curtin Tells of His Con
nection With the Case Up
The officials interested in the recovery of
the stolen Fair will are nnguine that the
document will be again in its proper place
in the City Hall and its pnrloiner behind
the bars in a very few days. They refuse
to deny or confirm any of the many rumors
and clews which float about the corridors
of the municipal building.
The latest story has it that ex-Deputy
County Clerk Eddie Casseriy knows some
thing about the theft of the missing paper.
The theory is based upon certain state
ments alleged to have been made to Chief
Deputy Piper by Detective Davis. Cas
seriy indignantly denies being any wiser
than anybody else and Detective Davis
claims to have made no statements to
Thursday morning County Clerk Curry
was missing from his office. The watchers
at once jumped to the conclusion that Ins
absence had some connection with the
missingdocument. This idea was strength
ened when all his deputies and friends pro
fessed ignorance of his whereabouts!. Late
last night the following dispatch was re
SANTA CRUZ, Cat-., July 12.— County Clerk
C. F. Curry oi ban Francisco, accompanied by
Henry Barron, arrived in Santa Cruz yesterday
and returned to Sau Francisco to-day. His
errand was in connection with the will signed
with the late Senator Fair's name, which was
purloined from the office of the County Clerk
of San Francisco, and which has apparently
become an object of barter, "sight unseen."
Mr. Curry is certain that he is on the right
track and in a few days will have the guilty
Mr. Curry returned to this City last even
ing and spent several hours in Inn private
office in consultation with two of his depu
ties. When questioned about his absence
"1 have been down to Santa Cruz to see
if 1 could not make arrangements to secure
tne Fair will. During my absence I have
accomplished much and now everything
looks favorable for the recovery of the
document. 1 expect to have the will by
the end of next week."
"Is ex-Deputy Casseriy implicated in the
"I saw his name mentioned in connec
tion with it in the evening papers, but that
is all I know about it," was the reply.
Iteal Estate Agent Matthews of Santa
Cruz, who approached Charles Fair con
cerning the stolen will, does not relish the
notoriety his action has gained him. It is
undoubtedly through him that Mr. Curry
is working to recover the document.
Detective John Curtin has tin ally made
a complete statement as to his connection
with the bartering of the missing docu
ment. He states that he was put in a
false position by some published state
ments concerning him.
"I will tell you," he said yesterday after
noon, "how this thing first came about. I
had not heard of any 'offers to return or re
produce the will having been made to any
of the attorneys in the case, when a man,
whose name I of course cannot give, came
to me and said he had reason to believe
the Fair will was stiil in existence and
lield for a ransom. I asked him some
questions and . his answers satislicd me
that there were three or four parties be
hind him. I do not think he knows any
more about the will than I do, but I
thought it was my duty to give the matter
■'When he first came to me he asked if I
was interested in the Fair case and ac
quainted with any of the attorneys. I told
him I was not interested in the contest in
any way, but that I knew the attorneys,
whereupon he suggested that I see some of
the legal representatives in the case. I de
cided to do so. and called on Mr. McEner
ney. When talking with that gentleman I
made no secret of it whatever, and did not
ask him to withhold any information in
"The name of Mr. Matthew?, the Santa
Cruz real estate agent, was never men
tioned. The name of no man has passed
my lips as being connected with this will
negotiation, and, furthermore, I shall give
no names until I am called on to do so by
the court. I am anxious, however, to find
the man who stole the will, and shall lend
every assistance in my power to that end."
Meeting for Young Men.
Services for young men to-morrow afternoon
at 3 o'clock. Noel H. Jacks will address
tlie meeting for young men at the association
hall, corner Mason and Ellis streets. Mr. Jacks
will speak on a special theme for young men.
Admission to men only.
RUNNING *£&&** RUNNING
RACES! SBwESe'C RAGES
CALIFORNIA JOCKEY CLUB RACES,
BAY DISTRICT TRACK.
Races Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday— Kain
Five or more races each day. Races start at 2:30
p. m. sharp. McAllister and Geary street cars pasi
W Of MODERN ASTRONOMY p
NEW TO-DAY— AMUSEMENTS.
rN£OLAnQLfUrOTTLQD« &■ itsicjArtonArtAaUJ--
BY THE FRAWLEY COMPANY. .
NEXT MONDAY, JULY 15th,
Special and important engagement by Mr. Frawley
of MISS HELEN DAUVKAY !
In the First Production in San Francisco of
"ONE Or OUR GIRLS !"
<=„, Tl?e Keeord-Breaker In Sen York City.
Souvenirs Presented to Every Lady Attending M
Opening Night's Performance.
v .. .. Reserved Scats:
Matinee 15c> i sc> sOc an « l ~ 5 °
Jiatinee 15Ct 25c a|ld 500
%b THEATRE S2?s?
*5-La»t Matinee To-day ! To-night at 8!
Last Performance Sunday!
THE OLD HOMESTEAD !
Management of E. A. McFARLAND.
Monday Next, July 15-HOYT'S
"A BLACK SHEEP!"
With Otis Habias and Lots of Other (Jood Things.
n« A . T «?««., | MONDAY NEXT, JULY 15,
RA fIWIN DANIEL FROHMAN'S
DHLUlllli — lyceum company:
THEATER I FIRST WEEK,
THE CASE OF REBELLIOUS SUSAN.
Mrs. Ehxestixk Kbelino Proprietor <fc Maaagae
LAST NIGHTS !
The Glorious American Comic Opera,
"TAR AND TARTAR"
A SUPERB PRODUCTION
IN EVERY DETAIL.
Balfe"s Beautiful Work,
"s-a. i x i .a.3ct:£;xji_i.<&. y
First Appearance of MARTIN PA CHE, Tenor.
Popular Prices— 2sc and sOc.
The Handsomest Family Theater! n America.
WALTER IIOROSCO bole Lessee and Aianagae
EVERY EVENING AT EIGHT,
SIXTH WEEK. OF THE EMINENT .
Author— Actor— Manager,
WALTER s ANI-'ORD ' .
In the London and New York Success,
THE PRODIGAL DAUGHTER !
Kvkxino Prices— 2sc and 50&
Family Circle and Gallery. 10c.
Final Matinees Saturday and Sunday.
O'Farrell Street, Between Stockton and PoweiL •
MATINEE TO-DAY (SATURDAY). JULY 13,
Parquet, any seat, 25c: Balcony, any seat, 10c;
Children, 10c, any part of the house. '
Unprecedented List of lew Stars!
KENNEDY and LORENZ,
THE MIHLEMANN TRIO,
BLOCKSO3I and BURNS,
THE DE FORRKSTS,
BARTLETT and MAY,
THE MILLAR BEOS.,
GILBERT and GOLDIE.
LES FREKKS 3IARTINETTI.
W. R. Dailey Manager
GREAT SUCCESS !— r-
THIS (THURSDAY) EVENING, JULY 11
Prices 15c, 25c, 35c and 50c.
PROF. O. R. GLEASON,
KING OF HORSE-TAMERS.
Central Park. Market and Eighth Sts. (
SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2 P. M.
Great Contest Between Man and Horses
ALSO BAND CONCERT.
Admission. 25c. Reserved Seats.' 35c.
PICNICS AND EXCURSIONS.
FREiVCH MTIOML CELEBRATION!
DAY AND NIGHT BALL !
14tla OP OrXTXj^Sr, 1895,
AT SHELL MOUND PARK,
Commencing at 9 a. m. and Ending at 11 p. ic
ALL SORTS OP GAMES !
GATE AND MONEY PRIZES !
Electrical Illumination and Firework*
at 8:30 p. if.
Admission to Park, 25 Centg.
EL CAMPO, -M L
THE POPULAR BAY RESORT,
NOW OPEN EVERY SUNDAY DURING
Music, Dancing, Bowling, Boating. Fishing and
Other Amusements. Refreshments at City Prices.
Fare, round trip, 25c; children, 15c, including
admission to grounds.
• THE STEAMER URIAH
Will leave Tiburon Ferry 10:30 a. m., 12:10. 2:00
and 4:00 p.m. -Returning leaye El Campo 11:15
A. M., 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00 P. M.