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NOT TO BE REPEATED.
The Church-Street Out
rage Was Enough
of Its Kind.
THAT THEFT OF STREETS.
The Solid Eight Assisting the
Combine to Deceive the
People.
DELIBERATELY EVIL INTENT.
But It Furnishes Proof of That Fact,
and Conviction Will Result In '
Permanent Good.
No, it was no wonder that the Solid
Eight of the Board of Supervisors felt the
need of a guard of police during the ses
sion of Monday, nor that they felt called
upon to distribute a detail of officers in
citizen's clothes through the lobby and
gallery, which it has since been learned
they did do. They knew better than any
body that the people had eood cause to
jeer and laugh them to shame.
When the Solid Eight, at their meeting
of last week, passed a resolution which
practically grants to the Market-street Rail
way Company a franchise covering all the
available routes to Ingleside and the new
racetrack, when the law particularly stipu
lates that these privileges be put up at
public auction and awarded to the highest
bidder, it was not their first offense in
violating the law. The stress which The
Call has laid upon this transgression
grows from a knowledge of the long line
of jobbery committed by this board, and
the knowledge also that it stands ready to
lengthen that line indefinitely unless the
people stop it.
For instance, the Church-street franchise
was granted under the identical conditions
that have aroused the public to an almost
united protest in this case of Ocean House
road and Sunnyside avenue.
The Church-street Improvement Club
was organized six years ago for the sole
purpose of securing for that section a cable
road along the entire length of that street.
The members of the club worked early and
late to the desired end and interestad two
companies, the Market street and the
Omnibus.
Both applied for a franchise, and the
Market-street Company secured it, of
course. The conditions of the franchise
required that they begin work within one
year and finish it within three. They laid
rails along one block within the year,
which stopped .all cavil on the question of
their beginning the work, and then the
impatient people saw the end of the thir d
year drag itself out, and the road was not
completed. The Market-street Railroad
Company had gained their pomt — they had
kept a competitor from building a road
which it wanted and intended to build and
which it — the Market-street Company — did
not want and had had no intention of
building.
After waiting all those years for the big
corporation to fulfill its obligation and
give them the road they had worked for i
the Church-street people saw the franchise !
lapse and began to again invite a compet- 1
itor into the field, when, to their amaze- I
ment, the Market-street Company came
upon them in the night and laid tracks
over two blocks of the street, beginning at
Sixteenth street and leaving the entire
Btreet south of Sixteenth street without a
road. Insult was added to injury in this
deal, for these two blocks in the early
efforts of the club had belonged to private
parties and the club had raised $2000 to
purchase the franchise for the company —
the franchise that had been allowed to
lapse. Now the company had come tipon
them in the night and stolen the right of
way, but had laid only two blocks connect
ing with other branches of their road and
bo had placed themselves in the way of
»ny other company which might be will
ing to extend a road across the length of
Church street, as was so much desired by
the club and the people at large.
The Mayor was appealed to, it will be
remembered, and because lie was about to
tear up the tracks the Market-street Com
pany signified their willingness to take the
tracks up and apply in regular form for a
franchise ovetr these two blocks. Of course
they were aisolutely certain of getting
■what they asked for or they would not
have assumed this meek attitude.
The attorneys of the company drew up
the form of a franchise and also an order
for the advertisement, to be published "ac
cording to law" (?) calling for bids for the
same. It was a form now made familiar
to the readers of The Call. It was identi
cal with this one now being advertised in
the case of the Ocean-house road and Sun
nyside-avenue franchise, except the names
of the streets to be traversed. It provides
tnat the road, whoever buys it, must be
operated —
As an extension of and adjunct to and In
connection with the lines of the Market
street Railway.
The Church-street people protested and
protested, but protested in vain. The Soild
Eight evidently could not but obey their
masters, the Market-street Railway Com
pany, and the pleading of the people who
elected them availed nothing.
The franchise was sold, the Market
street Railway Company being the only
bidder, and its bid being the lowest sum
permissible under the standing order of
the board, $500.
A civil suit has been entered in the
name of the people of the State against the
company to compel it to remove these
tracks, the grounds taken being that the
resolution under which the bids were
called for, was not according to the require
ments of the law of the Statdl Attorney-
General Fitzgerald and A. P. Van Duzer
Esq., council for the Church-street Im
provement Club, declare that no court on
earth would ever hold that an advertise
ment of a railway franchise which stipu
lated that it must be run as an extension of
and adjunct to and in connection with some
other railway is an open and fair auction.
But it does not require a lawyer to see
that, and no juggling of words can make
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it appear other than what its own language
makes it.
The Church-street people have suffered
long and patiently. They want street rail
way communication, which the Market-
street Company solemnly agreed to give
them three years ago. and they are going
into tne civil courts as a means of getting
it. But the people of San Francisco at
large find a broader duty before them to
meet the unabashed attempt of their rep
resentatives to repeat this Church-street
law-breaking upon a scale of magnificence
that .almost dignifies it.
They propose to cover every outlet of
the City toward Ingleside, embracing about
fifteen miles of streets, with a single appli
cation for a franchise, which they expect
to secure for the same paltry sum of $500,
simply because, by the wording of the ad
vertisement, no other person or corpora
tion is expected to bid against them,
although other companies are very eager
to secure the right to build over one or the
other of these routes.
The Solid Eight know that the Market
street Railroad Company does not intend
to build the road over Sunnyside avenue.
They know that the infamous outrage that
was perpetrated upon the people of Church
street is to be repeated upon the people of
Sunnyside avenue and all that district, and
they are calmly aiding the big monopoly
in the commi33ion of it. Every detail of
that outrage is to be carried out. Another
railroad company that really wants to lay
tracks there is to be prevented from doing
so under the pretense of giving the people
the service of the Market-street Company,
and then the Market-street Company will
build no road. And the Supervisors know
it will not.
That was made perfectly clear even to the
most charitable by Supervisor Taylor when
he moved to fix a time limit cf 180 days,
of one year and then two years, each of
which was successively voted down by the
Solid Eight— just as they voted down the
motion to raise the minimum bid from
$500 to $5000, and $4000 and $2000.
That they had a perfect right to so raise
it was made clear, but the Solid Eight were
looking out for the interests of the railroad
company and would not do so.
And Supervisor Hughes, by way of ex
plaining why the application of the San
Francisco and San Mateo Company for a
franchise over one of these routes was re
fused, said it was because that company
failed to keep its obligations. But to so
much as refer to that is trilling. The
people have determined that the Church
street outrage shall not be repeated. The
law must be observed — and first of all by
the lawmakers.
It is not that this proposed gift of a valu
able franchise to the Market-street com
bine is a so much more flagrant defiance of
tke law than any other of the long series
of outrages perpetrated by the Solid Eight
that causes the people to rise in protest.
It is the fact that they have now the proofs
of guilt which will enable them to act—
which puts a weapon in their hands with
which to meet and stop them in their
career.
Every officer of the law knows that there
are certain crimes and misdemeanors
which, although the guilt of the accused
may be patent to them, they find it most
difficult to prove. That is the case with
many of the transactions of the Solid
Eight, conspicuous among them the street
paving order which created a Southern Pa
cific monopoly in bituminous rock, and
the Van Ness avenue paving job. That
there was crookedness here there could be
no doubt in either case, but the proof
would be more difficult. In this gift of a
railway franchise the violation of the law
is so bold that it becomes self-evident.
The law-breakers must be overhauled.
FOR A SHASTA RAILROAD.
Incorporation of a Company
That Is to Build With
English Capital.
The Object to Open Up Shasta
County Mines— A Navarro Mill
Corporation.
The Iron Mountain Railway Company,
to build a railroad in Shasta County, has
been incorporated. The capital stock is
$100,000, which has been all subscribed.
The holders are:
Alfred Fellows $1,000
Charles W. Fielding 1,000
F. E. Vivian Bond 1,000
M. M. O'Shaughnessy 1,000
Louis B. Parrott * 1,000
Charles P. Eels 1,000
Alexander Hill 1,000
Gilbert McM. Ross 1,000
Mountain Mines, Limited 92,000
Total $100,000
Most of the capital is from England, rep
resented by the Mountain Mines corpora
tion. Fellows and Fielding, who are direc
tors, reside in England. The other direc
tors are Parrott, Eels and O'Shaughnessy,
all of this city. F. E. Vivian Bond is the
treasurer.
According to the articles of incorpora
tion the object of the company is to build
a steam or electric railroad from the Iron
Mountain mines to the Spring Creek cross
ing on the California and Oregon Railroad,
a distance of 13)4 miles, with a four-mile
branch to Copley station.
The entire line of the railroad will be in
Shasta County.
The Navarro Investment Company has
been incorporated to carry on the lumber
business in Mendocino County, about the
Navarro mill region. The stock is $100,000,
fully subscribed as follows:
Mrs. Jane W. Clark $59,157
Herman Bchnabel 13,361
Abbte L. Marble 3,639
Jennie E. Sanford 13,864
Mattie J. Spring 6,628
J. Fessenden Clark 10
Thomas S. Russell 10
B. C. Haweß 10
RobertG. Byxbee 10
Charles T. Blake 10
Lucy H. Schnabel, trustee 2,019
Florence S. Russell, trustee 1,282
Total $100,000
The John Hammond Company incor
porated yesterday to carry on the business
now conducted by that firm. The $300,000
Capital stock is held by the five directors
as tollows: John Hammond, $274,500;
Man ton E. Hammond, $25,000; Frederic
Gottfried, $250; James Henry Mooney,
$125; Walter F. Hasty, $125.
A Baltimore barber has set up a music
box in his shop, the tunes of which he
turns on to suit the trend of his trade. By
regulating the airs by the flow of cus
tomers he thinks he gets unusually good
work out of his assistants. When business
is light he runs out steady old ballads, and
when it is brisk— as on Saturday nights,
for instance — the music-box keeps the
razors flying to the time of jigs, reels and
quicksteps.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 1895.
DEATH CAME SUDDENLY
A. N. Towne Passed Away at
His Home on California
Street.
HEART DISEASE THE CAUSE.
Sketch of the Career of a Man Who
Made Hts Mark In Rail
road Circles.
Alban N. Towne. the general manager
and second vice-president of the Southern
Pacific Railroad Company, succumbed to
heart disease and passed away yesterday
morning at 4:15 o'clock. His death when
announced came as a sudden shock to his
many friends who had met him on the
preceding day apparently in the best of
health. To his most intimate friends and
relations it was known that since recover
ering from an attack of the grip in New
York three years since he had suffered
painfully from heart disease, but even they
had not looked for such a sudden visit of
the grim destroyer.
Since that time Mr. Towne had several
ALBAN N. TOWNE.
[From a photograph by Taber.]
attacks of Heart trouble, but of late he had
been free from them and was usually in
cheer ful spirits. Thoughout Monday he
was at his desk in the railroad building
and performed a vast amount of work. It
w as after 5 o'clock in the afternoon when
he concluded dictating letters and other
ma tter to his private secretary, B. A.
Worthington. He made no complaint of
feeling unwell or fatigued. Much of the
work was personal matter, and there was
sue h a mass of it that Secretary Worthing
ton laid the greater part of it over until
yesterday, little thinking that he would
never see the dictater alive again.
From the railroad building Mr. Towne
went directly home and spent a pleasant
evening in the bosom of his family. He
retired about 11 o'clock and slept soundly
until 2a. m. At that hour he aroused his
wife and complained of severe pains in his
abdomen. It was thought that indigestion
was the canse of the trouble, but Dr. Hertz
stein was called in. The physician afforded
Borne relief, but the pain spread upward
and finally reached his heart.
It was then that the attack assumed a
serious phase and the family was called to
the sick man's bedside. Toward the last
the pains were very severe. They lasted
till a quarter pasj. 4 o'clock, when the spirit
of the sufferer passed away.
On account of the suddenness of the
death the family of Mr. Towne was com
pletely prostrated, especially Mrs. Towne
and his daughter, Mrs. C. E. Worden, and
yesterday only the most intimate friends
were admittea to the family residence at
1101 California street, where they called
yesterday to offer their condolence.
When "the announcement of his death
was made at the railroad building it came
as a sudden shock to those who had seen
the dead man to all appearances in the
glow of health the day before. The flag
was hoisted at half-mast on the building at
once.
Throughout the day telegrams of regret
and sorrow poured into the railroad offices
regarding Mr. Towne's death. One was
from R. Koehler on behalf of the employes
of offices and employes of the lines in Ore
gon ; another was from F. V. Meyers,
chairman B. L. E., Southern Pacific sys
tem; another from Division Superintend
ent J. 8. Noble; another from H. J. Small,
superintendent of the M. P. & M. ; R. C.
C\owing, vice-president of the Western
Union Telegraph Compapy; another from
J. L. Frazier, (Joast Division superin
tendent; another from H. M. Yerington.
general superintendent of the Virginia ana
Truckee Railroad; another from M.
Hughitt, president of the Chicago and
Northwestern Railroad, and many others.
The death was announced to the South
ern Pacific employes by General Superin
tendent Fillmore in a circular, which was
telegraphed all along the line.
In the death of Mr. Towne there Is a
loss of one of the most able and widely
recognized railroad men in the United
States. Throughout his career his life was
an example of personal energy and talent
in his particular line. As such a man
he made an individual record which was
apart from the company with which he
was connected during the greater part of
his busy life.
At the time of his death Mr. Towne, al
though a vigorous and strong man, was
not young in years. He was born at
Dresser Hill in Charlton, Worcester
County, Mass., August 8, 1829. It was on
that same date that the first railroad en
gine was placed on the rails at Honesdale,
Pa. He was the eldest of nine children,
five sons and four daughters. While his
education was limited as to books, he in
herited the talent of skill and ingenuity in
mechanics from his father. He early dis
played his ability in this line, and what
ever Mr. Towne undertook, as builder or
machinist, he was master of. His execu
tive ability in this respect was a marked
feature of his career.
Mr. Towne first learned the trade of a
printer, and it was while serving his ap
prenticeship that he met with his future
wife, Miss Caroline Amelia Mansfield,
daughter of Asahel Mansheld of the town
of Webster. She came of Puritan stock.
He engaged in several callings after this,
and at last selected railroading, as one of
his brothers was in the business. His first
work was as brakeman on the C. B. and
Q. Railroad in 1855, and he remained with
the road in various capacities for eleven
years. After a short service as superin
tendent of the Chicago and Great Eastern
Railway Company he was offered by C. P.
Huntington the general superintendency
of the Central Pacific road at a salary of
$5000 a year. The sum was not sufficient,
and it was raised to $15,000, which was ac
cepted. This was in 1869, and he retained
the position until May, 1882. In recogni
tion of his services he was then appointed
general manager of the Central Pacific
road, and he remained as such until July
23, 1883. It was at this time that he was
appointed general manager of the South
ern Pacific system running to Lafayette,
near New Orleans.
In February, 1885, the Southern Pacific
lines were divided into two systems— the
Atlantic and the Pacific— and Mr. Towne
was Kiven charge of latter system. When
in 1888 the lines in Oregon were added
they were also placed under his jurisdic
tion, and a few months afterward, in No
vember, 1888, he was elected third vice
president of the road and general manager
of the Pacific system. In April, 1890, while
retaining the general management, he was
made second vice-president, which position
he held up to the time of his death.
It is estimated that Mr. Towne's estate
is worth something over half a million
dollars. No arrangements have yet been
made for the funeral.
THE DIVOECE COURT.
Mrs. Angelo Beretta Wantg a Decree of
Separation and Some Western [Ad
dition Property.
Action for divorce has been begun in
Judge Slack's department of the Superior
Court by Mrs. Delia Beretta, for twenty
five years the wife of Angelo Beretta. The
charge is cruelty. There are several grown
up children. The Berettas own three
pieces of real estate — one on Sacramento
street, one on Pacific avenue and the other
on Clay street. This property, which is
not all improved, yields an income of $215
a month. Mrs. fieretta sues for a com
munity share in the real estate and ali
mony of $1500, with an allowance of $150 a
month.
Judge Slack granted a divorce to George
Hillabrand from Emily Hillabrand yester
day on proof of desertion.
Carrie Ward is suing James M. Ward
for divorce on the ground of cruelty. The
case is pending before Judge Troutt.
CONTESTED BY THE SONS
An Attempt to Break the Will
of Mrs. Jane Duff, a Pio
neer's Widow.
Mrs. Duff Gave Nearly AH the
Property to a Daughter With
Whom She Lived.
A} contest for the $40,000 estate left by
Mrs. Jane Duff, who died at 136 Fair Oaks
street on January 7, was begun in the Su
perior Court yesterday. Three son 3 want
shares in the property, which was be
queathed almost entirely to a daughter,
Mrs. Mary Marcella Pfeiffer, who now oc
cupies the Fair Oaks-street residence.
Mrs. Duff was the widow of a pioneer,
who was a well-known steamship engineer
in the early days of the State and who ac
cumulated a little fortune in real estate.
The husband died twenty years ago. There
are four sons, of whom Thomas E., John
P. and George W. Duff are the contestants
of the will. George is employed by the
Boston Rubber Shoe Company, and the
other two sons mentioned are steamship
engineers and are at sea. A fourth son,
named James, is mentally incompetent
and is in an asylum.
By the will of Mrs. Duff the invalid son
was given the income of $5000, each of the
other sons inherited $10, and the remainder
of the property, with the exception of
small amounts bequeathed to the Youths'
Directory and Rev. Patrick R. Lynch of
St. James Church, went to the daughter.
The contesting sons, who are represented
by Attorney J. J. Dwyer, allege that their
mother was of unsound mind for a long
time prior to her death and that she was
unduly influenced by the daughter—par
ticularly in regard to the marriage of the
son George to Miss Jeannette Buchanan, a
young lady of this City. The complaint
says:
The decedent was naturally and in her
younger years a good-humored and ami
able woman, but as she advanced in years,
particularly toward the close of her life,
she formed and entertained extravagant
and fictitious notions of the distinction
and even grandeur of her social position,
and became very proud, ana affected a
pompous style of speech and deportment,
and was very desirous of being considered
a fine lady and better and of greater dig
nity in life than other women socially her
equals.
This, it is explained, caused her to be
dissatisfied with the marriage of her son,
George, to Jeannette Buchanan, and to dis
inherit him.
George was married on May 3 of last
year, and the will was drawn up soon after
that. It is stated that the reason Mrs.
Duff disinherited the other sons is that she
was made to believe that they had willfully
abandoned her by going to sea.
Chicago s rich people returned to the
assessors of last year; $2000 worth of dia
monds and $74 worth of silver tableware.
Hiawatha, Kans., has a "new woman"
candidate for County Clerk at the coming
election. Her name is Mrs. D. P. Leslie.
A Family Jar.
OREAT AMERICAN IMPORTING TEA CO.'S
Stores are selling
MABON FRUIT JARS
At greatly reduced prices.
1 dozen i»rs, pints, In box 50c
1 dozen jars, quarts, in box * 60c
1 dozen jars, half gallons, in box BOc
Inspect our Improved Jelly G lasses, 35c per doz.
EIGHTH-STREET OPENING
Southern Heights Improve
ment Club Prepares a
Petition.
ADVANTAGES TO BE GAINED.
The Board of Supervisors Will Be
Asked to Take Some Action
Next Monday.
The first formal step toward organizing
the movement on the Portrero for the
opening of Eighth street from Division
(Channel) street to Sixteenth street, was
taken last night, when the Southern
Heights Improvement Club met in Antone
Raymond's Hall, corner of Twentieth and
Wisconsin streets.
President 11. Penally brought the mat
ter up. H. Whiteley, as the representa
tive of the Real Estate and Development
Company, demonstrated with a map the
great advantages to be gained by having
Eighth street opened. Said he:
It would give residents of the Potrero and
Southern Heights the shortest and most direct
route to the City Hall— in fact, the only direct
route. There is only one interest in the way
and that is that of the San Francisco Candle
Works, which runs the big brick building— its
factory— standing right on the line of the pro
posed thoroughfare. Beyond the candle works
there is not an improvement of any kind that
would be at all affected.
To have a right-of-way condemned through
there for Eighth street would not work the
slightest hardship on the San Francisco Candle
Company, because the City would have to fully
remunerate that company for any damage the
opening of the street might cause to it.
The opening of Eighth street would enhance
every foot of property here and result in in
calculable benefit to future home-builders.
There is a movement on foot to have the other
end of Eighth street paved with bitumen from
Folsom street to Market, and while I know no
more of the future than any other man I feel
that I can say with some assurance that if
Eighth street be opened through it is only a
question of time for this to be made one of the
best boulevards in this City.
You all understand the reason of the protest
of the few wealthy property-owners against
the resolution of the Board of Supervisors for
the grading of Eighth street. They claim it
is not public property because it is part of the
tidelands. The fact is the water line is lower
down than Eighth street, and the City's right
of eminent domain can be exercised in con
demnation proceedings ii the necessity of this
street is fully appreciated. The channel ter
minates at Eighth street, consequently we
would have 6uch access to the business center
of town as we cannot possibly enjoy by any
other route.
In the opinions of Messrs. Antone Ray
mond, James Dickie. C. M. Hawes, Fred
erick Schultz and others the opening of
Eighth street was very desirable. Accord
ingly, the following petition was signed by
all those present after a resolution was
adopted favoring the project:
To the Honorable Board of Supervisors, City and
County of San Francisco, State of California—
Gentlemen: Your petitioners, being property
owners and residents of Southern Heights, re
spectfully represent:
That their only means of access to the City is
by detours which would be almost wholly
avoided if Eighth street were opened from Six
teenth to Channel.
The drawbridges on Fourth and Sixth streets
constantly interfere with travel. Fifth street
was closed about two years ago by your body,
and Seventh street has a steam railway, which
renders travel dangerous if not impossible.
A few weeks since your honorable board
passed a resolution to have Eighth street, as
commonly shown on the City maps, graded
from Division street to Sixteenth.
Your petitioners are informed that Eighth
street does not exist between these points for
the reason that it was not laid out by compe
tent authority.
Wherefore your petitioners pray that your
honorable board will, by condemnation pro
ceedings or otherwise, open this street for pub
lic travel.
The petition will now be circulated for
signatures all over the Potrero, and at the
Western Sugar Refinery, Union Iron
Works, Pacihc Rolling Mills and other
big concerns where large numbers of prop
erty-owners are employed. It is the inten
tion to present the petition to the Board of
Supervisors next Monday.
Another meeting will be held by the club
at the same place a week from to-night, at
which the water question will be taken up.
Messrs. Pengelly, Raymond and James T.
Hamilton say the water service iB very in
adequate, and does not extend beyond
Napa street. In case of fire they would be
helpless.
Some water is at present supplied by Mr.
Raymond's tank. It is his belief that
water could be served from the Lake
Honda reservoir, the present source, the
College Hill reservoir, 250 feet, being not
high enough.
Mr, Hamilton's idea is to have an eighty
foot tank constructed on the highest point
— say, about Connecticut and Nevada
streets, which is about 350 feet above base
—and have it filled by means of a small
pumping station, "for two or three weeks
at a time." said Mr. Hamilton, "we have
been without even enough water to drink."
STATUS |OF THE PIPE LINE.
How the Market-Street Combine Trespassed on
Private Property.
The movement for the opening of Eighth
street from Division to Sixteenth involves
the Market-street Railway Company's salt
water pipe line which runs from the bay to
its Bryant-street power-house, and shows
up another piece of high-handed work on
the part of the great octopus.
Just where it is proposed to open the
street this pipe line— a 30-inch main—hap
pens to be. The property - owners
awakened recently to the fact that since it
was not a public thoroughfare there, the
Market-street combine had taken curious
liberties with their property in obtaining
its franchise to run the pipe line over it,
and, accordingly, they have entered a
vigorous protest and have demanded
through the Bank of California that the
pipes be removed.
The franchise for this pipe line was
granted to the company over a year ago.
At that time it was naturally supposed
the part of it now objected to was to run
along a thoroughfare, and the salt-water
main was laid witnout any ado. When,
however, the Board of Supervisors re
cently discussed a resolution to grade
Eighth street the true status of the steal
came out so plainly that the property
owners themselves were startled.
The whole matter now stands like this:
All the residents of the Potrero want
Eighth street opened to give them better
access to the business center of the City,
Seventh street now being occupied with
the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks, and
the other streets running parallel thereto,
viz., Sixth and Fifth, being under water in
what is known as the Mission marsh,
which the Southern Pacific is reserving for
its terminal grounds.
As it is, to get downtown they must go
around by way of Kentucky and Fourth
streets. So much for that item. Second—
The Eighth-street property-owners along
the piece of proposed street involved nave
protested against its opening, and have
succeeded in having the question post
poned by the Board of Supervisors for six
months.
These are the two conflicting elements,
and the Market-street Company is simply
standing by and looking on, waiting to see
what will be the ultimate outcome.
It just happens that for once the inter
ests of the street railway octopus coincide
with those of a large number of residents
who want a needed street opened.
The postponement of action on the pro
posed grading of Eighth street, however,
rather gives the objecting property-owners
a case against the street-railway company.
Whether any legal steps may be taken to
compel the company to remove its tres
passing salt-water pipe line from their
premises remains to be seen. The only
DRY GOODS.
tAlnAunUlNAnl DHnbAINo
IN 1 ■
NOVELTY SILKS!
DA A ) Fancy Ombre and Figured Silks, •
OUu ( former prices $1.00, $1.50 and :
per Yard) $2.00 per yard.
7Rp ) Fancy Surah Plaid Silks (large
}io\) [ variety), former prices $1.25 and
Per Yard) $1.50 per yard.
(M (\t\) Elegant, Rich Brocades, former
ipliUUf prices $3.00, $4.00, $4.50 and
Per Yard) $5.00 per yard.
CM OR) Novelty Brocades and Fancy
$ 1 1 U 0 Plaids, former prices $2.00, $2.50
per Yard) and $3.00 per yard.
SPECIAL I
All Remnants Fancy Novelty Silks at
less than one-third regular prices.
i^ 1 The above are positively the greatest
bargains ever offered in San Francisco.
111, 113, 115, 117, 119, 121 POST STREET.
thing that has been done so far has been
the making of a formal demand by the
Bank of California on the company for its
speedy removal.
A MONSTER POMPANO.
The Only One of Its Kind Caught in
Twenty Tears— lt Weighs Sixty
Pounds.
A big fish which turns the scales at sixty
pounds attracted a great deal of attention
in the Clay-street market yesterday. Some
people said it was a "moon" fish, others
insisted that it was an "angel" fish, but A.
Paladtni, in whose store it hung, insisted
that it was a deep-sea pompano, and the
only one of its kind that has been caught
on the coast of California in twenty years.
A Sixty-Found Pompano.
It certainly is shaped like the little fish so
well known to epicures, but its color is
altogether different. Its skin — the scales
are microscopical — is a brilliant interming
ling of gold and silver, and the sight would
delight the heart of a bimetallism
The big fish was caught in Monterey
Bay by J. Faustino. He was out after sal
mon and had a trawl out. Suddenly there
was a jerk that almost threw the men off
their feet. Then began a fight that lasted
over an hour. The fishermen thought it
was a shark and sought to capture it be
fore the other lines became entangled.
The fish fought bravely and it took four
men to haul it into the boat. Once in the
boat It was seen what a struggle it had
made for its life. Its head was ripped
from the gills to the mouth and one eye
was gone. Another violent plunge and it
could have got away. Once ashore the
prize was carefully packed in ice and
shipped to San Francisco.
"It is a regular deep-sea pompano," said
A. Paladini, "and the only one of its kind
I have seen in twenty years. Before that
I have seen small ones, but never one aa
big as this fellow. He must have been
after the mackerel and got onto the hook
by accident."
WILL VISIT THE PRISON.
Governor Bndd to Inspect the lustltu
tion at San Queutin To-Day.
Governor Budd will visit San Quentin
prison to-day with Attorney-General Fitz
gerald, Thomas A. Lewis, expert for the
State Board of Examiners, and L. J. Mad
dox of Modesto.
Mr. Maddox was recently appointed a
director of the Preston School at lone, and
he is slated for the position of member of
the State Board of Prison Directors in case
any change in the personnel of the board
is made.
It is estimated from the returns of the
eleventh census that 95 per cent of the
wage-earners of this country own less than
$10,000 each.
Mississippi, from being one of the poor
est, has attained excellent rank among the
Southern States. Its wealth is valued at
$110,628,129.
I School Boy's
[Shoe
WELL MADE
NEATLY MADE
HOME MADE
"EVERLASTING*
Sizes 11 to 2 $2.00
Sizes 2% to 6 2.50
BUCKINGHAM & HECHT
MAKERS
1 Kast's
■j Retail Agents
738-740 MARKET ST.
Each and every pair of Roynl Worcester Corset*
have the full name stamped 'inside on the linen
tape at the waist. If the full name is not thera
they are not centime Royal Worcester*. The place
to buy them is at the "fitting-rooms, 10 Geary st.,
up stairs, corner of Kearny, where they are fitted
free. We can lit any form at any price and war-
rant every pair. If you have not worn them you
should try a pair.
CHESTER F. WRIGHT,
10 Geary St., cor. Kearny.
Interior merchants please address wholesale
rooms, 35 New Montgomery sc, San FranciicOb

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