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LATEST OAKLAND NEWS
AM the Railroad Corporations
Plead for Reduced Assess
NEW STEAM ROAD TO DECOTO.
San Leandro Wants the Wllmerdlng
School and the Railroad
The Southern Pacific and allied corpora
tions had their inning yesterday before the
Alameda County Board of Equalization.
E. Biack Ryan appeared with a big roll of
type-written petitions representing a dozen
corporations, for each of which he was the
"agent." He was accompanied by Attor
ney Fouldes of the Southern Pacific law
office and Luther Fillmore.
Mr. Kyan commenced with a petition
asking tiiat the assessments of the prop
erty of the Central Pacific be reduced from
$677,000 to $10. His petition stated that
tlif State Board of Equalization only has
the right to assess railroad property ope
rated in more than one county, and the
company, he said, operates in nineteen
counties* in this State. A letter was re
ceived from Charles M. Co?lan, cierk of the
State Board, which supported Mr. Kyan's
position. It read as follows:
I. Charles M. Coglan. clerk of the State Board
of Equalization, do hereby certify that the
roadway, roadbed, rails and all rolling stock
of the Centra] Pacific Kaiiroau Company, local
and other lines, operated in the city of Oak
land, Alnmeda County, according to the de
scription* and ni«ps on tile in this office, have
been, since 1880 up to this time, assessed by
the State Board of Equalization, and according
to the description and statement furnished -to
the bos.nl by the railroad company for 1595,
and nil have' been included in the assessment
for this year. • Chas. M. Coglan,
Clerk State Board of Equalization.
L. C. McreLouse of the State Board hap
pened to be m the boardroom, and he was
put on the stand by Mr. Ryan to show
that the Central Pacific should not be as
sessed in this county. Morehouse teatifi&d
that the Central Pacific had been assessed
by the State Board for many years past.
■What difference would it make if you
found that the company had been operat
ing the road as a streetcar system and had
been charging fare in Oakland?" asked As-
~ ; 1 don't think it would make any differ
ence, 1 ' said Morehouse. The matter was
taken under consideration.
The Central Pacitic Company also asked
to have the assessments on its iands re
duced from $306,200 to $196,800.
The South Pacific Coast Railroad has
been assessed $45,000 for its wharf improve
ments and $3500 for the horsecar railroad
from Centcrviile to Newark. They want a
reduction to $25,000 and $1400.
Mr. Ryan asked that the depot be re
duced from $150,000 to $35,000 and the im
vtments on Long Wharf from $15,000 to
The qnestion of the value of the ferry
boats was the next matter presented by
Mr. Ryan. He said that the combined
life of the ferry-boats was equal to 250
years, and 192 years of this had been lived.
"What did they cost originally?" asked
Attorney W. R. Davis.
'Oh, I don't know that," replied Mr.
From Mr. Ryan's petition the following
figures are taken. They show the aggre
gate cost, the assessment by Mr. Dalton
and the valne placed on them by the rail
road. The figures are for the half of each
boat assessable in Alameda County:
27 El Capitaa....
12 I Piedmont
It was also stated in the petition that
$58,566 is annually expended on the boats,
and that one or two are so feeble that it
is not expected they will pass the next in
spection of the naval inspectors. '
A big reduction was next asked for the
narrow-gauge ferry-boats. Their ' ages
were not riven. The reductions asked are:
Bay City, from $30,000 to $11,500; Encinal,
fJO.OOO to $11,500; Garden City, $20,000 to
$9000; Newark, $30,000 to $11,300.
Mr. Ryan next applied for big reduc
tions for the Oakland Street Railway Com
—pany. This includes Telegraph avenue.
San Pablo avenue and Twelfth-street
horsecar lines. .Mr. Ryan said the roads
were being operated at a los», and conse
quently the franchises were worthless.
The Pacific Improvement Company was
next heard from. Mr. Ryan said the land
owned by the company was assassed for
. $71,775. This is the property near the
~ narrow-gauge depot at Fourteenth street,
"I do not know how the surrounding
land is assessed," said Agent Ryan, "but
ail we want is a square deal. We want
no favors and now, gentlemen, that is all."
Next Wednesday morning Assessor Dal
ton will be given a chance to defend his
The Contra Costa Water Company asked
that its assessment of $225,000 on its fran
chise be reduced to a nominal figure. Their
argument will be heard Tuesday.
The Oakland Gas Light and Heat Com
pany asked for a reduction from $170,000
to $50,000. .
The East Oakland Electric Railway
asked for a reduction from $76,975 t©
The Oakland, San Leandro and Hay
wards Electric Railway thinks that $79,
--356 is nearer its true value than $239,850
and asks to have the change made.
This ended the labor for the day and the
board will meet again to-morrow after
SAN LEANDRO IN LIKE.
Her Board of Trade Reaches Out for
The San Leandro Board of Trade has
elected the following officers to serve for
the coming year: John Driver, president;
. R. B. Cary and J. F. Hopper, vice-presi
dents; W. P. Truesdell, secretary; D. Mc-
Carthy, financial secretary Joseph Herr-
Bcher, treasurer. The board of directors
are J. A. Gailet, J. Black, P. Godchaux, J.
E. Quinn, J. Baumberger, J. M. Estudillo,
D. Ury, D. Best, O. J. Lynch, Colonel
Bridges, T. H. Rantzau.
"The Board of Trade is extremely wide
awake," says the Hay wards Journal.
''They believe in encouraging industries to
locate there. They have made overtures
to the stove works at Newark, about to
change their location, to come to San
Leandro, and their next move was to ap
pear before the Board of Regents of the
State University and offered to donate ten
. acres of land if the regents located the
Wilmerdinp Industrial School, that has a
leeacy of $250,000, at that place. : The re
gents requested the committee to put their
proposition down in writing." . ■ ■„.
The board is also negotiating with the
Southern Pacific Railroad regarding the
contemplated railroad hospital. ■
NEW STEAM ROAD.
First Piece of Line Built for Many
Years in Alameda County.
The Southern Pacific Company is 1 , now
doing the only piece of . steam railroad
X building which has been done in Alameda
County in a good many years. It is con
structing a line, two miles long, from
Alvarado, which is on the narrow-gauge
line, to a point on the broad gauge, two
miles west of Decoto.
This is being done by arrangement with
the beet-sugar company at Alvarado, which
beuftht a rigut oi way, at the expense of
about $5000, and , gave it to the Southern
Pacific. The motive on the part of the
sugar company was a desire to get cheaper
transportation for its I beets from Pleas
anton, where a considerable part of its
supply is produced. It will also be an ad
vantage to the sugar company in this,
that when it wishes to ship sugar into the
interior it can be loaded on cars of stand
ard gauge and sent to its destination with
out resliipment. . ■'
A BIG \ REDUCTION. (
Commerce Street Can Be Opened at a
vV-v" Reasonable Cost.
The second report of the opening of
Commerce street in East Oakland was filed
with the City Clerk yesterday. " Judge
Henshaw declared the first assessment
void. The first assessment allowed $31,215
for property to be taken, but this has been
cut to $13,790, a reduction of $17,225. The
total assessment is $18,423 30, which must
be paid by owners of ISIO l»ts. The 33 per
cent of the total which has been expended
in fees is divided as follows: , Maps, $170;
abstracts, $300; experts, $40; surveys, $J00;
commissioners' fees, $1500; attorneys' fees,
From His Cabin to the Grave.
Alonzo Hill, for many years a resident
of San _eandro, died at the County Hospi
tal last week. The deceased was a native
of New York and lived seventy-two years.
Hill was a veteran of the Civil "War and
was once prosperous, but adversity over
took him several years aeo. Till within
two weeks of his death he lived in a cabin
back of St. Joseph's Hall, where friends of
the old soldier saw that he wanted nothing.
Sale of Sessions Basin.
Sheriff White sold Sessions Basin to
Mrs. M. P. Beaton yesterday for $13,232, to
satisfy a judgment against K. C. Sessions.
A portion of the property was reclaimed
some. years ago;bv Mr. Sessions at consid
erable expense. It extends from the rail
road tracks across the marsh to ship chan
nel, and in a few years will be a valuable
.., Hay wards High School.
Notice" has been received by the Hay
wards, High School that it has been ac
credited by the University of California in
all the subjects of its course of study that
are included in the requirements for ad
mission to the university. Accordingly
such graduates of the school as shali'be
recommended by the authorities will be
admitted to the university without exami
James A. ."Way mire has filed an answer
to the suit of the Pacific Improvement
Company, which involves the title to a
large amount of marsh land on the Ala
meda shore of the estuary. "W.aymire
claims seven acres through the Peralta
grant and says he has been in possession
of it for twelve years.
Hay wards la Thankful.
The two performances at the Castro-street
Theater last Saturday and Sunday evenings by
the Fletcher family were very poorly attended,
and because the people of Hay-wards did not
turn out in large numbers to witness the shows
oi this itinerant aggregation ©i "talent" the
manager says he will "burn up" the town of
Hay wards among all the players and actors
whom he know;-.
His idea of "burning up" is to warn his the
atrical friends that Haywards is a "jay" town,
its people are unable to appreciate talent, and
that the place should therefore be boycotted.
. It is to be hoped he will do as he threatens,
and if so a prayer of thankfulness ought to be
— Haywards Review.
- - Corral Hollow Mines.
John Treadwell and the company interested
with him in the Corral Hollow road have let
the contract, for 100,000 railroad ties. There
is no longer any doubt but what the road will
be built from Stockton to the mines. The elec
tric road from Oakland to trie mines should
now receive all the encouragement possible,
and we have no doubt but what it will.—Liver
more Herald. __________
HISTORY OF A DAT.
Alameda County Happenings Told in
Brief Chapters. •
Sessions Basin was sold yesterday to satisfy a
A new steam road Is being built from Alva
radotoDecoto. -; . " ... . ; -7;'j
Ban Leandro's Board of Trade is retching; out
for everything in eight. f;' . •
Commerce street in East. Oakland will be
opened for half the otiginal assessment.
The Oakland navy's second race. over the new
course will take place to-day at 2 o'clock.
Pome of the Oakland insurance agents are
trying to form a local compact, Thty find
there is no money in cutting rates.
"Good-by wife, I am going," said Hugh.
Dougherty, a Southern Pacific engineer, yester
day, and a minute later he died.
Among the first consignment of California
fruit sold at auction in Covent Garden, Lon
don, yesterday, was some shipped by R. D.
Stevens of Oakland. .. ,_ .
The Southern Pacific Company's agent,
Black Ryan, stated yesterday that some of the
ferry-boats were so weak that they probably
would not pass another inspection.
John T. Agar, executor of the will of Joseph
Jlacdonougii, has been substituted as de
fendant In the suit of Thomas Cross and others
upon certain liens, and lias given notice of an
appeal. -/«>. ;-..•■
J. H. Russell, a Contra Costa farmer, has
filed a petition in insolvency. He' owes
$6836 50 and has a farm and crops worth
; $3350. but mortgaged. He hen $350' worth of
! farm utensils.
The ladies connected with the Women's Ex
change of Alameda will give a phantasma on
August 8, 9 and 10 at that place, in which
fifty young ladies will take part, presenting
[ living pictures of various pcenes.
The Haywards Board of Trustees has passed an
ordinance prohibiting cyclist* from using the
sidewalks at certain times. Violation of its
provisions is punishable by a flue of not less
than $5 nor more than $100.
Rev. J. Whitcomb Brougher, once an Oak
land boy, now the popular young pastor of the
First Baptist Church of raterson, N. J., a
church of nearly 900 members, will supply the
pulpit of the Tenth-avenue Baptist Church,
East Oakland, for the next three Sundays.
A petition has been filed by H. H. Ellis,
Robert Ellis and J. W. Peck, asking the Super
visors to open a road 40 feet wide from the
railroad station at Sunol through Glen avenue,
formerly known as Siubad and Bachelder
canyon, te the road known as the Dublin road.
ALAMEDA COUNTY ROADS.
The .few Tanks Help to Make Travel*
. ing Comfortable.
Travelers over the county road from Hay
wards to Niles note with appreciation tha j im
provement that has been made in the road
since wells were dug and tanks put up so that
it could be sprinkled. While this improve
ment is noted with pleasure it is with alto
gether a different sort of feeling that the ab
sence of any means for sprinkling that part of
the, road in Mount Eden district is considered.
Before these tanks were put up the road was
in a very unsatisfactory condition, and it was
anything but a pleasure to ride over it in
the summer. Now one can travel . over
it with .some degree of comfort, the
change having been brought about by
the ; sprinkling of,, the road. - What has
been done in the Niles district cpuld be done
in the Mount Eden district, ami the matter
ought to be given early attention by the Board
of Supervisors. Between Niles and the Half
way House there are live wells, and between
the Halfway House and Hay wards, a distance
of about three miles, two such wells would be
sufficient. ' v
Besides being more pleasant for travelers
over this much used road it would be a matter
of economy to sink the wells and secure needed
water for sprinkling. The gravel that has : to
be jut ion. th« road ■ every few years is now
ground, to atoms and carried away in the form
of dust. If the road were sprinkled this would
be avoided to a large extent and the graveling
process would, not have to be gone through so
Ha v ward Review. ■' .
WALEATH WANTS DAMAGES,
Is Not Satisfied With the Decision of
the Circuit Court.
The case of Austin Walrath ts. The
Champion Mining Company has been car
ried to the United States Circuit Court of
Appeals. .The plaintiff located the Provi
dence mine in the days of '49, and later
was one of the principal holders in the
Consolidated Wyoming mines.
The defendants asserted that they bad
a right to follow the dips and spurs lead
ing from their min«s in any direction.
Walrath held differently, and sued for
$500,000 damages and also asked for a re
straining order. He secured the latter, but
his damages were only assessed at one
half the amount claimed. Not being sat
isfied with Judge McKenna's decision he
now seeks to recover the entire amount
claimed through the Court of Appeals.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, JULY 21, 1895.
BERKELEY'S GREAT LOSS
Professor Edward L. Greene
Leaves for the Catholic
AMERICA'S LEADING BOTAITCST.
He Will Occupy the Chair of Botany
In the Washington In
Professor Edward L. Greene, who has
been connected with the botanical depart
ment of the University of California for
the past ten years, left for the East yester
day to begin his labors as Professor of
Botany at the Catholic University of Amer
ica, in Washington, D. C.
Negotiations had been going on for some
time past between the authorities of the
Catholic University and Professor Greene,
but it was net until about three months
ago that his intention of leaving the Pa
cific Coast was announced.
In 1835, Professor Greene was appointed
instructor of botany at the University of
California, having been encaged for fifteen
years prior to that time in special research
into West American botany. At the time
of his appointment it was assumed in the
East, -where Dr. . Greene had long been
known, that his selection by the Board of
Regents was in recognition of the already
distinguished service which he had
rendered to California botany; though the
truth was simply that an efficient and
learned botanical instructor was needed,
and Mr. Greene was both on the ground
and available for the position.
Promotion from instructor's titje to as
sistant professor followed in due time, but
it was not until 1892, when at the Interna
tional Congress of Botanists held at Genoa,
Italy, that Dr. Greene was selected as the
most eminent of North American botan
ists, and that the Board of Regents of the
University of California moved to bestow
upon the man who had been so honorably
recognized abrwad the title of professor.
At the International Congress of Botan
ists held in connection with the World's
Fair two years ago, Dr. Greene was elected
to the chairmanship of that body by accla
In the organization of the Science Asso
ciation of the University of California in
1893 Professor Greene, in conjunction with
Professor Lawson, was a conspicuous
mover, and became the first president of
As early as 1891 Professor Greene re
ceived an invitation to go to "Washington,
D. C.for the purpose-of delivering a course
of public lectures at the newly opened
Catholic University. •■ ''< '~il
For two reasons this invitation was de
clined—on account of the very small corps
of assistants then allowed the head of the
department of botany at the University of
California it was rendered impossible, for
him to leave for a few weeks in the midst
of his winter's work at home ; and second
ly, because it was thought that this invi
tation tacitly implied a sort of candidacy
for the future chair of botany at the new
institution. , •
On account of these conditions this first
invitation to the Catholic University was
declined, and only a few of the professor's
most intimate friends' knew of it at the
Last year the Right Rev. Dr. Keane vis
ited the Pacific Coast in the interests of
the Catholic University, and meeting Pro
fessor Greene then for the first time asked
if he would consent to entertain a proposi
tion to go to Washington to accept -the
chair of botany in the Catholic University
of America. The result was that a year
later he tendered ,his resignation to the
Board ©f Regents in order that he might ac
cept the position offered -. in the East : and
thereby have more time to devote to orig
In . accepting his resignation the Board
of Regents placed upon record the follow
ing graceful tribute to the zeal, learning
and efficiency of the retiring official:
In accepting the resignation of Professor Ed
ward Lee Greene the Board of Regents desires
to express their sense of the great value of his
services during the ten years of his connection
with the university. He has performed the
duties of his chair with singular devotion to
the interests of science, giving unsparingly of
his time and means, laying the result* of this
work before the public and gaining high dis
tinction for his department of instruction. It
is to be hoped that he will still find time to
continue and publish his researches in •>. the
field, : which he has made bo , peculiarly his
own, the botany of California and the adjacent
States.' . "•-,-- • ... ■
Adopted April 9, 1895.
Last month, the University of Notre
Dame, Indiana, celebrating the fiftieth
anniversary of its founding, conferred upon
Professor Greene the honorary degree of
He holds membership in a number of
societies at home and abroad, among
which are the California Academy of
Sciences; .Academy of Natural Sciences,
Philadelphia; the biological Society of
Washington, ana the International Acad
emy of Botanical Geography, in France.
The department of botany at the Uni
versity of California can hardly be said to
have had an existence prior to the appoint
ment of Professor Greene, in 1885; and by
the withdrawal of his choice library and
invaluable private collection of West Amer
ican plants, advanced and critical work
must necessarily, for a time, at least, al
most cease, and the absence of the stimulus
of iiis personal zeul and enthusiasm will be
felt by all students who continue in the
The many scores of correspondents, in
cluding teachers of botany, farmers, horti
culturists, forestry men and amateur
botanists, who have applied to him con
stantly durng the ten years of his connec
tion with the university, will doubtless
feel that his place at the State institution
cannot soon be filled.
Under his management botany at the
university was the first department to issue
a monthly journal, and it is daubtful
if the whole aggregate of the departments
combined have published as much in the
time of original contributions to knowledge
as has the department of which Dr. Greene
was the head.
Of the expense of all this scientific pub
lication, amounting to more than $8000,
the university has not borne a dollar.
The following are some of the leading
contributions of Dr. Greene, to the knowl
edge of the plant world :
"New Species of Plants from New Mexico,"
four papers in Botanical Gazette, Vol. VI, 1881;
"New Plants of California, Arizona and Mex
ico," nine papers in Bulletin of the Torrey
Botanical Club, Vols. IX and X, 1882-83;
"Studies In the Botany of California and Parts
Adjacent," six papers in Bulletin of the Cali
fornia Academy of Soiences, Vol*. I and 11,
1885-87; "Bibliographical Notes on Well-
Known Plants," ten papers in Bulletin of the
Torrey Botanical Club, Vol*. XIV-XVII,
1887-90; "Pittonia," a series of eighty-seven
papers, in two volumes, pp. 617, 1887-92;
'•Illustrations of West American Oaks."
18S9-00; "Flora Franciscana," an attampt to
olMfdfy and describe the vascular plants of
Middle California, IS9I-92; "Manual of the
Botany of the Region of dan Francisco Bay,"
a systematic arrangement of the higher plants
prs'wiTig spontaneously in the counties of
Marlnj Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Contra Costa,
Alomeda, Banta Clara, San Mateo and San
Francisco, in the State of California, 1894;
DR. E. L. GREENE.
[From a photograph.]
"Ervthea," ft journal of botany, Vols. I and
11, 1693-94. ___ _________ ./-•..
LATEST BERKELEY NEWS
An Estimate for Fire Appara
tus for the North End
to Be Made.
Crescent Wheelmen Organize an
Annex to the Club— Faculty
The Board of Town Trustees held a meet
ing Friday evening.
It was decided to compel petitioners for
street wort in the future to advance
enough money to cover the cost of the ad
vertising in cases where a majority of
property-holders do not sign petitions.
The Fire and Water Committee reported
that the north end of town was greatly in
need of fire protection. It was authorized
to obtain an estimate of the cost of suit
able apparatus for the protection needed.
It was also stated that two miles of San
Pablo avenua* had no fire protection, and
that water for street sprinkling had to be
brought from a great distance.
Gad Aylwin presented a statement to
the effect that he has paid an assessment
of $135 50 toward the opening of Calais
street, that the work had not been done
and that it should either be commenced or
his money should be refunded.
A proposition to construct a fire-alarm
service in Berkeley was read by an Oak
land ccntr»ctor, but it was not accepted on
account of the present depleted condition
of the town treasury. Bills to the amount
of $1810 were allowed.
Crescent Wheelmen Organize.
The wheelmen ef the Crescent Athletic
Club held a meeting; Friday evening and
formally organized a bicycle annex to the
A discussion arose as to the legality of
the proceedings, some claiming that Putz
ker, having been elected captain for a year,
was entitled to serve out his terra, while
others argued that as the aniiex wai a new
organization there should be a new captain
also. The board of directors of the club
had already decided to recognize as a mem
ber of their body the captain elected by
the annex. Putzker brought the discussion
to a close by resigning.
The following officers were elected:
Captain, Charles Gompertz; first lieuten
ant, Fred B. Wilkins; second lieutenant,
Bert Price; sergeant, Charles Taber:
bugler, Frank McClain ; color-bearer, Daviu
The new club had its first run to the
Piedmont baths, Oakland, last evening.
Professor VVilliam Carey Jones, who has
been attending the National Educational
convention at Denver, returned home yes
Dr. Joseph Le Conte, who has also been
at the convention, went t* Tahoe to join
Professor Brown of the department of
pedagogy is at Long Beach, Los Angeles
County, delivering a course of lectures at
the summer school there.
Professor Thomas K. Bacon is lecturing
at Colorado Springs before the Bummer
Professor Bailey, who expected to read a
paper at the Denver convention, is recover
ing from an attack of pleurisy at his home
in South Carolina.
-• — » — •
When Adolf Meneel, the painter and
illustrator of Frederick the Great, was at
work on his picture, 4> A Flute Concert at
Sans Souci," in 1850, he asked the Court
Marshal to allow him to see the music
room by candle light, but this was refused.
Kaiser Wilhelm recently, to honor the
painter, who is nearly 80, invited him to a
concert, where the whole court was dressed
in costumes of the period, and Monzel's
picture was reproduced, the Kaiser him
self representing one of Frederick's aid-de
camps, and the musicians playing bis flute
NEW POLICE CAPTAINS.
Only Sergeants Wittman and
Gillen Have Been Named
DOUGLASS STILL HOLDS ON.
Resignations to Go Into Effect on
the Flr3t — Commissioner
The time within which the Police Com
missioners requested Captains Douglass,
Stone and Short, Sergeant Cohen and Po
licemen Asher, Gallagher and Harold to
send in their resignations expired yester
An effort was made to ascertain whether
all had complied with the request of the
Commissioners, but no official information
on tne point could be procured. That will
not be made known till the next meeting
of the board.
It is generally believed that all, with the
exception of Captain Douglass, have sent
in their resignations. The fact has already
been mentioned that Captain Douglass has
been making a determined fight to retain
his position, and a petition signed by down
town merchants in his behalf was laid
before the board at its meeting on July 10.
The captain has not, it is understood,
filed his resignation, as requested, and that
will force the Commissioners to either
"break" him or retain him. If the former
course is adopted the reasons can only be
old age or incompetency. The captain
contends that he is not too old to perform
his. duties satisfactorily, and he is just as
competent, if not more so, than when he
was a younger KMU).
If the Commissioners should decide to
"break" him, the question has been dis
cussed as to whether that would debar him
from enjoying the benefits of the pension
fund. That point was settled, however, in
the case of Sergeant Col«, who was decapi
tated at the time of the upheaval in March
of last year, caused by th« alleged corrup
tion in the department. He demanded to
be placed on the pension list, and was suc
Beyond placing himself in the peculiar
position of holding an office, which he has
been a3ked to give up. assuming he should
be retained, the captain has apparently
nothing to lose by tha stand he has taken.
Chief Crowley was asked yesterday if he
had any information to impart as to when
the board would meet to take action on the
resignations and as to the officers who will
be the new captains.
"1 cannot say," replied the Chief, "when
the Commissioners will meet. They may
call a special meeting for Monday night,
oi they may wait till the regular meeting
on Wednesday night. What action they
will take I do not know.
"You must understand that these officers
have simply been 'requested' to send in
their resignation!!— not commanded. lam,
of course, a Commissioner, but the appoint
ment of captains, as 1 have said before,
rests with the other Commissioners, and I
cannot say whom they will appoint."
Only the successors of Captains Douglass
and Short have thus far been selected, and
they will bo without doubt, Sergeants Witt
man and (iillen. The Commissioners have
under consideration Sergeants Robinson,
John Martin, Bennett, Esola and Price, for
the third vacancy, and there will be a
fourth captain to name when the seventy
five extra patrolmen are put on. Wittman
has been pushed forward by Commissioner
Gunst, and as far as can be learned this
was the only fight he had, although he did
put in a kind word for Sergoant Gillen,
with his brother Commissioneri.
The new captain?, it was learned last
night, will, in all likelihood, be appointed
a week from Wednesday night, which
will be the last day of the month. By that
time all the appointments will be ready
whether Gunst returns to the City or not,
and will then be named. The Commis
sioners have no idea when Mr. Gunst will
return, but his absence will not interfere
witn the business of the department.
Commissioner Tobin when seen last
night would not mention tho men agreed
upon, and, in fact, said that the matter
had not been settled.
"We have talked over the promotions,"
said the Judge, "but there has really been
nothing definitely determined. We leave
a great deal in the selections to the judg
ment of Chief Crowley, or rather, we are
guided to a great extent by it. I do not
think there will be any appointments
made before the night of the 31st, for,
as I understand it, all the resignations
take effect, on the Ist. Only two of the
new captains have been considered, to tell
the truth, and we have had no time to
consider the sergeants or the lieutenants
"As far as I can learn the resignation of
Captain Douglass has not yet been handed
in. I have heard that the captain had re
fused to resign, but what he can expect to
make of it, Ido not see. lam very sorry
for Captain Douglass, but the Commis
sioners have already acted in his ease and
I do not think that'they will reconsider it.
If he will not resign, why there is only
ene course optn to us, and that is to elim
inate his name from the roll."
Commissioner Gunst will not be present
at the meeting at which the new captains
and sergeants will be named. He is not
expected home until August 5.
LATE NEWS OF ALAMEDA
Three Claimants Appear for
Land Along the New
J. L. Isaacs Cats Into Trouble Over
His Building-, and Wonders
Where He Is At.
H. A. Hebard, who owns the first lot on
tiio tidal canal, made application to the
County Board of Equalization a few days
ago to be assessed on another piece about
half an acre in extent. As there was no
opposition the application was granted.
Now two other claimants have cropped up
—Samuel Wells and Miss Josephine Mar
cuse. Their deeds show lines running
northerly from Blanding avenue to the
middle of San Antonio Creek, and would
take in the property now in dispute.
When the excavation was made for the
canal tlie creek disappeared, so if the case
reaches court parol evidence will be neces
sary to fix the location of the creek which
is not 6hown on any of the old maps.
Sued by a Heal-KState Man.
Captain Hanley, a real-ostate agent on
Park street, instituted a suit yesterday aft
ernoon for $50 against J. L." Isaacs. The
claim is for valuable information given
nim and on which Isaacs acted. He had to
find a new site on which to place a build
ing that was about to be removed for him
by the town authorities because he was so
long in doing it himself. The site was
found for him by the captain.
The case of Mrs. B. Comfort against
Isaacs for damages and loss of business
caused by him forcing her to leave the
building in question while she held a lease
thereof ought to have been considered
yestevdav, Dut was continued until next
The sacred sonz, "Miserere, Domine/the
words by Alfred F. Kercheval, which have
been set to music by Theodore Vogt, will
be sung at this evening's service of the
Unitarian Church by Mrs. MoCormick, the
'cello obligato beinj* played by E. Victors.
In the First Baptist Cliurch the English
revivalist, Henry Varley, will deliver an
address this evening. To-morrow niirht
the pastors of the different denominations
will meet and arrange for a series of revival
services to be conducted by him.
Back's Funeral To-Day.
The funeral of Ole Buck, the car con
ductor, found drowned in the bay near
Oakland long wharf, will take place this
afternoon from the residence of his mother,
935 Taylor avenue. The interment will be
in Mountain View Cemetery.
Three Tramps Jailed.
The tramps still haunt the sidetracked
freight car's at Melrosa. Deputy Constable
dchrader found three, were yesterday
committed to hvc days each in the County
Oakland Navy Races.
The Oakland navy will hold races this
afternoon on the estuary. The start will
bo from the Alameda Boat Club house at 2
MAY DEFEAT THE BONDS.
Oakland Taxpayers Are Th reat
ened With an Enor
The Necessary Vote Could Not Be
Obtained Last Year at a
The action of the City Council in passing
to print, on Friday night, the ordinance
calling a special bond election has aroused
the Populists, who are making active ef
forts to repeat their work of September of
last year. On that occasion the question
of refunding the maturing bonds for $140,
--000 was submitted to the electors and hope
lessly beaten. The bonds are now nearly
due and the game question is to be voted
It is almost certain that the measure
will be defeated, and if such proves to be
the case the September tax levy will have
to be increased from $1 12 to $1 47 to meet
the obligations. The same organized ef
fort on the part of the Populists will be
made, and they claim that they can easily
prevent the two-thirds vote necessary to
legal ize the reissue of the bonds.
When the question was submitted to the
electors last September less than one
quarter of the usual number of votes was
cast. Of these 1194 were for the bonds and
&06 acrainst. The reissue was, therefore,
killed at that time. Since then the Popu
lists have increased in numbers and re
ceived much encouragement by the election
of a County Treasurer, Sheriff and Super
intendent bf Schools last November and
by the election of Mayor Davie last March.
A Populist Chief of Police will take office
on August 1, and will still further
strengthen the party. As one of the
planks of their platform is in opposition
to the issue of bonds it is very probable
that the $140,U00 will bare to be provided
for in the tax levy.
"Should the measure be lost at the
polls," said the Auditor yesterday , "there
will be no alternative but to provide for
the payment of the matured bondy in the
tax levy to be made in September. It will
cause a fearful rate to be made, as 35 cents
will require to be added, solely for the pur
pose of paying tha bonds.
"At the last election, when this very
same question was voted upon, less than
25 per cent of the voters turned out, and
the measure was killed. I have not much
faith in special elections, but if the taxpay
ers aon't want to have an enormous in
crease in their taxes they had better put in
an appearance on August 31."
Should the Populists vote unanimously
the refunding proposition would be beaten,
but there is gome difference of opinion re
garding the policy of bond issues, and as a
large number of the party is composed of
small owners it is hoped by the larce tax
payers that personal inclinations will out
weigh party fealty.
REAL ESTATE TBAffSACTIOITS.
Estateof John Sullivan (by F. J. Sullivan, ex
ecutor) to Charles S. Crlttendeu. re-reconl 1519 d
300 of lot on N lino of McAllister street, 150 W of
lievisadero. \V 25 by V 137:6; $1850.
• Charles McCarthy (by J. 1\ McCarthy, attorney)
to Hugh and T. P. Hogan, lot 30, block 15, Lake
John .Land Ifnry L. O'Farrellto Henry F. Earns,
lot on NW line of Mission street. 25 BW of Francis,
SW 25 by NW 100, Academy Tract: $10.
Minnie A. Munroe to Margaret Monroe, lot on S
line of State street, 3 feet W of lot 21, block 15,
Flint Tract, E 50, Sto SW boundary' of Flint Tract,
NW 60, N to beginning: gift.
Margaret A. Cahill of Oakland to James L. and
Michael Morris, lot 13, block D, Oak View Home
stead Association, Oakland; $5.
Mountain View Cemetery Association to Mrs.
Victorinu F. Anthony, the w portion of lot 13, ia
plat 35, Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland Town
Frank H. Kellogs; to Julia F. KeMogg, lot on IT
line of Eagle avenu?, 168 E of Willow street, E 42
by N 150, block IS, lands adjacent to Enciual, Al»
James Yoqng of Contra Costa to James T. Glenn
of Oakland, lot on N line of Thirty-fifth or Walton
street, 281 W of Telegraph aveuue. \V 60 by N
120, being portion of lots 28 aaa 29, Brown Tract,
Ct Una Kuet of Oakland to Clarisse Ruet of Oak
land, lots 2 and 8. block 56, Oakland; $500.
Bridget Kosmaiskl (wife of Frank) to Charleg M.
Fisher, lot ou E lino of Telegraph avenue prior to
widening, 50 N of Hawthorne avenue, N 50 by E
126. being lot 13, Buena Vista Homestead, Oak
Simon W. Powell ot San Frnnrisco to Nellie
Shearer of Shasta County, lota 36, 37. 38, block J,
Broadway Terrace, Oakland Towmhip: $10.
A. W. Gamble of Alai.ieda to .Frances J. Kitte
master (wife o* J.), lot on X line of Central avenue,
494:9 S ,4 E from line between Anfrhlnbaugh 223.374
acre tract and Chipiuan E 111.687 acre tract, N
148:5^. E 80, S 148:5^, W to beginning, Ala
Samp to E. A. Ourd (wife of Georare), lots i to 7,
block 20, Oak Shade Tract, Alameda: gift.
Johnnna K. Kower to Elizabeth A. Hamilton,
lot on W line of Weber street, 925 S of Central
avenue, S 60, W 133.95, N 50. E 3 33.65 to begin
ning, being lot 109, Enclnul Park Tract, Alameda;
Marcus Torrey of Irvinsttou to Robert B. Crow
ell of Irvinnton, land commencing at a stake 30
feet W of SW corner of C. F. Peterson's lot on N
line of Mission street in Irvington, thence >' to
South' Main street, W to NE corner of Crowell's
lot. thence H to North Mission street. E 10 to be
ginning, being a portion of lot 2, in section 3,
township 5 south, range 1 west, town of Irvington,
Washington Township; $10.
Henrietta Worsdaie with Marcuse & Eetnmel, to
build on S line of Seventeenth avenue. 850 W of
Railroad, W 25 by 6 100, all work on one-story
frame: $1475. '• - > : :
-California Bible Society with Gray. Bros., con
crete worn, etc.; $5329.'
--'Bam"* with M. McGowan, brick, stone and terra
cotta work; $9989. '■■■■■ T
Same with 1 J. H. McKay, Iron, carpenter and
plastering work, etc.: $20,100.
Same with H. Williamson, plumbiHg work, etc.;
$'2617. ■:•;-! ; ••■ :,■.-■: - -• ■ . ■ -■ ■ . ■ V
Same with W. T. Beck, painting, polishing, etc.;
$8 -JO. ..,' . ... -
All on lot on N line of McAllister street. 70 W of
Hyde. W 97:6, >' 1*27:6, W 30, N 10, E 127:6,
137:6; two-story brick building, v •-..-.■ .' >. ; ■-'■-.
. ..; MY SISTERS, ,
: I Send You Comforting Words.
'■'-'}. ' ; *[BPICtiX- ro OVZ LAST REABriSS.J
, ; tj - " "For years I had suf-
ere from falling ". of the
: Kjjga womb, -. inflammation - of
.' •» \ «X 7 the stomach, and . weak-
■wdTirtiiSfflL i<^L^ neES °^ fc^ e
d&^'ttP&^&fe ma - l? organs-
f:^ "; : ->-;!j 4« I used iydia
'i W^wkS W&Mi- Vegetable- Com-
i^l^^P^^ ; w^7 cure in ifc for
Mist^^^W^-*^^- these troubles.
?^ra^^l>^ifr-^ : i "I am now
?^Wffi»J£&' :xV ' : '■ •'•-s- ; going, through
'.^.?#i%W« ' life ' and . takin S 1
&¥>■'•'' * '•* '^ \«J •' the Compound.
Jl^^^^li? ' x find itstrength-
p-^-^ ■ .. (* ens imyand doe 3
i&J~\ ■ : :*' v '- ' .-4 much good. If Every
G^'-ivi^'^'^^TMjtirvJ* woman ; at ■ this . stage :
of life would take it, they would find
much relief." — Mrs. Lizzie BeClise,
224 Grand Street, Jersey City, N. J.
OF ENDURING FIE,
The Practice of Medicine and Surgery
Has Been Revolutionized by
THE STORY OF HIS SUCCESS.
The Great Specialist Has Made life
Anew to Thousands and Tens of
Thousands Who Had Been Given Up
by Other Physicians— His Specialties
and Mode of Treatment.
By his skill as a specialist Doctor Sweany has
completely revolutionized the practice of med-
icine and surgery in San Francisco.
Standing to-day, as he does far In advance of
any specialist or medical institution in the
country, his wonderful success and skill are
the outgrowth of several conditions by which
alone what he has done in San Francisco could
First— The qualifications with which nature
has endowed him, as evidenced by his keen per-
ception into the mysteries of all diseases with
which those who apply to him are afflicted.
He is thus enabled to clearly distinguish tha
exact character of the complaint and to con-
ceive the proper and most effective kind of
treatment for its entire cure.
Second— He Is wholly devoted to his profes-
sion, having no other desire for achievement
than to make still grander the complete suc-
cess which he has thus far attained. His great
stability of character, his unceasing study and
untiring energy to accomplish that which he
sets out to do, together with many more great
and noble qualities, which oue soon recognizes
in him, all serve to advance him in his most
Third— His great advantages of study and ex-
perience in the leading and best colleges and
hospitals in the land, where he served in all
departments, and where his great natural abil-
I ity was acknowledged in all branches as being
superior to his quite worthy but less successful
! associates, have all helped to assist him in bi«
la it any wonder that with all of these ad-
vantages in his favor, natural ability, study,
F. I*. SWEANY, M. D.
experience and a mind devoted to his profes-
sion, Dr. Sweany should have acnieved his en-
viable reputation for curing distressing and
obstinate cases which had been given up as in-
As yet no case of failure can be discovered
against him. and such ability and skill to com-
bat and conquer all diseases of men and women
have never before been demonstrated.
Although the doctor charges in some cases
I more than ordinary physicians and specialists,
j his services are certainly of different value, and
! if any one thing be worth more than anything
else it is certainly the services of a competent
and successful physician and specialist who
never loses sight of a single case until a perfect
and permanent cure is effected. Those who
are atllicted should not waste time, money and
health dosing with cheap treatments, cheap
medicines and nostrums.
The Doctor gives his services free of charge
to the poor and wortny who call at his oflice
every Friday afternoon, and many expressions
of gratitude and praise go out daily from the
poor as well as from those who have paid him
well for valuable and successful services ren-
dered. As a man Dr. Sweany is truly upright,
conscientious and charitable, and as a physi*
cian he is thoroughly competent, earnest and
successful, and any and all persons who may
be suffering from any human ailments what-
ever will do themselves a great injustice it
they do not call upon him, even if their troub-
les have resisted all other efforts to cure. He
treats nervous debility of every kind, name and
nature far in advance of any other institution
in this country.
If you are troubled with night emissions, ex-
hausting drains, pimples, bashfulness, aversion
to society, stupidness, despondency, loss of
energy, ambition and self-confidence, which
deprive you of your manhood and absolutely
unfit you for study, business or marriage— if
you are thus afflicted you know the cause. Get
well and be a man.
MIDDLE-AGED AND OLD MEN.
There are thousands of you troubled witn
weak, aching backs and kidneys, frequent
painful urination and sediment in urine, im«
potency or weakness of sexual organs and
other unmistakable signs of nervous debility
and premature decay. Many die of this diffi-
culty ignorant of the cause, which is the sec-
ond stage of seminal weakness. The most ob-
stinate cases of this character treated with un-
Diseases, Gleet, Gonorrhoea, Inflammations,
Discharges, Strictures, Weakness of Organs,
Syphilis, Hydrocele, Varicocele and kindred
troubles quickly cured without paiii and de-
tention from business.
Which poisons the Breath, Stomach and Lunpi
and paves the way for Consumption, Throat,
Liver, Heart, Kidney, Bladder and all const! tu-
tional and internal troubles; also Rupture,
Piles, Fistula treated far in advance oi any
other institution in the country.
BLOOD AND SKIN
Diseases, Sores, Spots, Pimples, Scrofula, SyphW
litic Taints, Tumors, Tetter, Eczema and other
impurities of the blood thoroughly eradicated,
leaving the system in a strong, pure and
If yon are suffering from persistent headaches,
Painful Menstruation, Leucorrhcea or Whitel,
Intolerable Itching, Displacement of the
Womb, or any other distressing ailments pecu-
liar to your sex, you should consult Dr. Sweany
without delay. He cures when others fail.
Your troubles if living away from the city.
Thousands cured at home by correspondence
and by medicine sent secure from observation.
Book on SPECIAL DISEASES sent free to those
describing their troubles.
Office Hours— 9 to 12 a. m., 2 to 5 and 7to 8
p. m.; Sundays, 10 to 12 only.
Address F. L. SWEANY, M.D.,
737 Market St., San Francisco, Cal*