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THE EIGHT WERE SERVED WITH CITATIONS
Interesting- Session of'
Mcdonald TALKS back.
He Invites Contractors to Prove
His Van Ness-Avenue Fig
ures Are Too High.
THEY'LL DO IT ON THURSDAY.
The Police Commission Warned Not
to Appoint the New 75 Until
Two or three things happened at the
meeting of the Board of Supervisors yes
terday under the watchful eyes of a squad
of police. In the first place, the members
of the Solid Eight were served with cita
tions to appear before Judge Slack on the
31st of this month, and show cause why
they should not be ousted from office for
In the second place, The Call lost the
cigars".! J. W. McDonald, while not appear
y ing in person to make a statement about the
Van Ness-avenue job, as he was so anxious
to do, did send a type-written communica
tion wherein he takes exception to the
statement that 14 cents is a high price for
the work being done on Van Ness avenue,
and challenges any reputable contractor or
committee of business men to establish the
As this fully serves the desired purpose
it will be admitted that the cigars—first
class, blue-label, home-industry, Half-mil
lion Club cigars— are on The Call. For
it ' will be remembered that The Call
wagered as much that he would not do so.
This communication was referred to the
Street Committee, and it will no doubt
have a full hearing at the meeting of that
body on Thursday next, when Mr. Mc-
Donald's challenge will be taKen up.
To be sure there were some half dozen
contractors at the meeting of the board
yesterday who asked to be heard on the
subject, but, although Mr. McDonald's
paper was read, they were not permitted to
speak. But that was very proper, no
doubt, ior any amount of talk will not
change or defeat the resolution, which "di
rects the Superintendent of Streets to enter
into a private contract with the City Street
Improvement Company" — which is John
W. McDonald— to pave Van Ness avenue
at the rate of 14 cents a square foot. The
discussion, therefore, before the Street
Committee will serve just as well to inform
the public as though it took place before
" the full board.
There was the same hubbub of interested
discussion and the shuffling of many feet
in the corridors about the Supervisors'
rooms yesterday afternoon as on the Mon
day previous. And there was the same
big policeman at the door of the lobby of
the meeting-room and at ■ the gallery and
again at the clerk's office, the same guards
patrolled the corridors, and officers in citi
*** zens' " clothes took prominent "places in
both lobby and gallery. ■. Not so many per
sons were permitted to enter the room as
at the meeting previous.
Shortly before 3 o'clock, while the Super
visors were gathered in the clerk's office
and the last details preliminary ; to the
meeting were being put in shape, K. M.
Smith .entered with an officer and an
nounced that he had come to serve cita
Joseph King, First Ward; .
Peter A. Scully, Second Ward;
Charles E. Benjamin, Third Ward;
Alphonse Hirsch, Fourth Ward;
Edward C. Hughes, Sixth Ward;
Chris Danker, Seventh "Ward; "
Alfred W. Morgenstern, Ninth Ward;
Edward L. Wagner, Twelfth Ward;
Who compose the majority of the board—
the Solid Eight.
The citations require them to appear
before Judge Slack at 10 o'clock on the
morning of July 31, and answer the charge
of malfeasance in office in having adver
tised a Valuable franchise for sale under
conditions and stipulations that are favor
able to the Market-street Railway Com
pany and to no other, and which makes
the franchise of no value to any other
The members of the Eight/one after the
other, walked up to the counter where
Smith stood, and took the green-covered
paper— some of them indifferently and
some of : them frowningly. Each as he
turned away looked it through, and then
etowed it in his inside pocket.
The business of .the board was chiefly
routine, the only incident out of the ordi
nary being centered about the resolution
to override the Mayor's veto of the resolu
tion to accept the work on Hayes street,
between Fillmore and Steiner. - It will be
remembered there has been, some little
hilarity over this matter in the Street Com
mittee, it being declared that this particu
lar block was better paved than usual, as
"this was the particular aim and object of
the contractors, as they desired his Honor,
the Mayor, who owns one-fourth of the en
tire frontage' should be more, than satis
fied, and should have one of the best pave
ments in front of his property."
A resolution was introduced accordingly
to pass this over the veto, and when it
came up for consideration the Mayor
called Supervisor Taylor to the chair and
made a little address, declaring that he was
informed and believed that the work was
not well done and should not be accepted.
Supervisor Wagner said that he had
especially looked after this work, as it was
in his ward, the Twelfth, and knew that
it was first class./ The Mayor ; had vetoed
it,*" because" sea. beach sand was not used,
while the specifications did not call for sea
Supervisor Hobbs moved that George T.
Gaden be permitted to say what he knew
about it, as it was on his report that the
Mayor had acted. Dimond seconded this.
Supervisor Hughes objected. He didn't
see what right Mr. Gaden had to speak, as
he was not an official. He wanted to
know, further, what Mr. Gaden knew
about street-paving anyhow? Had he ever
laid any pavement? "
Mayor Sutro said; Mr. Gaden was both
experienced, "intelligent and honest." He
had found him entirely reliable in every
statement he had ever made.
'Supervisor Taylor, who had resumed his
seat on the floor, said he had come 'pre
pared to vote for this resolution, as he was
reasonably convinced that the work was
ill right, but he did not believe in choking
off information if any was to be had. He
thought Mr. Gaden should be heard.
Hughes withdrew his objection and
Wagner his motion.
Mr. Gaden then made a brief statement,
premising it with a reference to his experi
ence, which, he said, included street con
tracts in large cities from Maine to Florida,
and the handling of ship-loads of bitumin
ous rock With reference to the Hayes
street pavement, he said he found the con
crete in very poor shape: that he' could
run his cane through and tear it up without
effort; that he had notified the contractor,
and he agreed to and did do over about
two-thirds of the street and made a good
job of it, but the other part, over which the
bitumen had been laid before he arrived,
was allowed to remain and he believed it
was not acceptable. He called upon Mr.
Elder, Supervisor Spreckels' expert,,, to
corrobate this. .■-.'•,'• .
Mr. Elder said , the facts were as stated
by Mr. Gaden.
Dimond then moved to lay the matter
over for a week and Hughes seconded.
There was no objection.
Supervisor Benjamin introduced a reso
lution repealing the resolution , passed
some weeks ago which instructed . the
Finance Committee to provide in the tax
levy for $150,000 to pay for half the ex
pense of paving Market street with bitu
minous rock. The reason given in the
preamble was that the contemplated im
provement was premature, as the taxpay
ers did not feel like assuming this addi
tional burden just now. It was adopted
Benjamin also introduced a resolution
which throws a wet blanket over the aspi
rations of a number of citizens who want
to be policemen and a number of police
men who want to be promoted. This reso
lution in its preamble also treats of the
fear of a big tax levy and raises the ques
tion of the absolute necessity of increasing
the force by seventy-five men at this time
and then resolves as follows:
Resolved. That under the existing conditions
the Board of Police Commissioners be hereby
respectfully notified to make no appointment
of additional police officers until this matter
has been determined and a levy for the pur
pose agreed upon and approved by this boaid.
It was adopted. It will be noted that
this is simply advisory to the Police Com
missioners, and leaves the matter in sus
—occasioning an acute case of palpita
tion of the heart on the part of the expec
Wagner introduced a resolution which
"deems it expedient for the public good"
that a building be erected on the site of the
old City Hall for the criminal department
of the Superior Court, the Police courts,
police stations, prison, Morcue, Coroner's
office, etc. It was adopted.
Following this was another resolution
providing for condemning under the law
of eminent domain property not now be
longing to the City within the area
bounded by Kearny. Washington, and
Merchant streets and Dunbar alley. It was
passed to print.
W. J. Cuthbertson was requested by res
olution to collect and prepare data on the
question of disposing of garbage.
A resolution creating an exempt fire
men's relief fund under provisions of the
new law and appropriating $9000 for the
purpose, was passed to print.
The board announced by resolution that
it would sit daily as a Board of Equaliza
tion until August 3. The following were
appointed clerks to assist the public in the
hearing before them: Thomas P.. Gil
hooley, A. J. O'Loghlen, S. S. Bamberger,
W. J. Brennan, P. E. Slavin, Peter Shaen,
J. F. Westheimer, John R. Mitchell, W. B.
Irish, Chauncey Clark, M. F. Slattery.
BUCKLEY'S HAND VISIBLE
Politicians Are Waiting for
the Second Advent of
Sinister Meaning* of the New Lights
In the Occidental Club on
Old mariners on the sea of San Fran
cisco's politics gaze with joy at the Buck
lev lighthouse on Stockton-street hill. The
light may be called the Occidental Club,
but the faithful of the party know that
Buckley's men trim the lamps. For along
time the house was deserted, and no cheer
ing ray of light from within illumined the
fog outside. Now it is bright and cheerful,
and there the party workers assemble to
organize for the next political campaign.
, Buckley's attitude is significant. lie is
not a stalwart figure in the foreground
where all may see him and measure his
strength. He lurks now in the shadow,
but his will is done all the same.
An old-timer in local politics, whose ex
perience is wide and whose knowledge is
deep, yesterday commented on the situa
tion. . He said: "It is an absurd idea to
fancy that Buckley has withdrawn from
political activities, and simply desires to
dwell in Arcadian simplicity in Alameda
County. He is cutting out a political cam
paign and handling the work with his old
time sagacity. He is too cunning to place
himself in front. .
"The members of the ring in the Board of
Supervisors are being. relied on: to make
themselves so odious that the odium for
their existence may be charged to the Re
publicans. Buckley expects in time to say
to the credulous public: 'Look at, this
eang of rascals. They surpass in iniquity
all other rings that ever brought disgrace
on the City. We used to expect our Super
visors to make , a few dollars for them
selves and make some places for the party
workers, but we never would allow them
to betray the public as this gang has be
"The Occidental Club," continued the
politician, "is only an incident. The tine
work may be done in the Police Depart
ment through the agencies of Sam Rainey,
Mose Gunst and Dan Burns. I believe
tbe scheme is to make Wittman Chief, and
I suspect that Chief Crowley has dropped
to the game, although he. is not . very
shrewd. The advice to Douglass to fight
retirement signifies something.
"Crowley occasionally stops at Gunst's
place now, but it is only a short time ago
that he called it the 'Suicide Club.'
Gunst has been in New York conferring
with Dan Burns. Jake Shaen, the par
ticular friend of Supervisor Hughes, has
gone on to Omaha or some other place to
meet Gunst." .
When the suggestion was made that it
was wild conjecture to suppose that Witt
man could be Chief of Police, the politician
replied : '-Not so wild as you fancy. Witt
man is solid at Southern Pacific head
quarters.; He is in .with Sullivan of the
Fire Department and Dave Nagle of Law
yer Herrin's office is close to- him. There
is a little scheme on foot to vote Wittman
the most, popular; officer in the de
partment. Stranger things have happened
than Wittman for Chief of Police, in the
department Lees doesn't count for much
now. ." He guards the banks and insurance
companies and attends to a deal of the
Pinkerton business in San Francisco, but
that is about all he does. " v^.yy
-"The Buckley plan is to get a Board of
Supervisors,' and then; with Sullivan in the
Fire Department, Wittman in the" police/
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, JULY 23, 1 895.
and with Dan Burns, Mose Gunst and Sam
Rainey in the background, nobody could
do business in town' without consulting
the bosses.' It is a plain proposition that
Buckley is in politics ; for the next ; cam
paign, and he counts on the support of
Burns, Gunst andßainey: He knows that
it is good politics jo; keep out of sight as
much as possible now, and to spread the
impression that he has nothing whatever
to do with .the Occidental Club, but one
who observes closely and looks below the
surface will see the workings of a Buckley
plan. Of course the plan may be changed,
but the purpose is fixed. Buckley is in the
game of politics, and is playing for big
, The reappearance of Buckley. in .local
politics in the form of the so-called Occi
dental • Club :-. in his house on Stockton
street has drawn attention to certain fea
tures of Buckley's political life that have
not yet disappeared. One of the promi
nent characters at the Occidental Club
gathering was "Feet" Maloney, an old
and well-known lamb. "Feet* Maloney
has earned his name by leading Boss Buck
ley about the City at "all times of the day
and night. ; Buckley docs not Day him for
that— that is, not directly. Maloney re
ceives a salary of $150 a month from the City
and County of San Francisco, ostensibly as
mortgage clerk in the office of Recorder
Glynn, but he is seldom to be found there
shuffling mortgages. - Some spitefully say
that he never goes there, but that is not
true, for there is political business to be at
tended to there occasionally as there is in
other departments of the City government,
and besides, Mr. Maloney must needs
show up at least once a month to arrange
for his stipend. He may be found steering
around town the author of his political
being to the various .places where. that
author does politics. He is not
doing exactly the work for which
under the Jaw he is • drawing pay,
but then Buckley is superior to the law
and can arrange such little matters.
Everybody remembers the days when
deputy sheriffs and others in the employ
of the City used to plow Buckley's vine
yard at Livermore and build houses for
him. So Buckley cannot sec that the old
days are gone entirely, and he does not see
why, the City should not pay a man $1800 a
year to act as his feet and . messenger.
DENMAN IS CHAIRMAN.
Permanent Organization Is Ef
fected by the Election
Foster United With the Democrats
on a " Show-down "—Castle
In the Cold.
The Election Commission met yesterday
afternoon in executive session for the first
and last time. They effected permanent
organization by making James' Denman
chairman and William M. Hinton secre
tary. This was all cut and dried before
the meeting; the Republican member who
was obnoxious to several of the executive
committee, to-wit, Samuel Foster,' taking
part with the Democratic members of the
Commission, Denman and Weliin. Mr.
Foster had a little favor to return to the
Republican party, and it was thought ad
visable to have the proceedings carried on
behind closed doors.
A. E. Castle was comparatively alone in
the commission and his was a chilly corner.
The meeting was held in one of the darkest
rooms of Registrar Hinton's office, and
after the door was locked Mr. Denman
nominated Mr. Wellin for temporary
chairman. Mr. Hinton was named as tem
porary secretary, and then the board pro
ceeded to elect a permanent chairman.
Mr. Foster promptly named Mr. Castle,
and Mr. Wellin nominated Mr. Denman.
Mr. Castle made a little speech, saying
that he found himself in. a very peculiar
position. '.. '• ...'... '.'' V. , ~ y, ;
"I shall have to vote for myself," said
he; "not so much for myself personally as
for the Republicans whose representative
A 'ballot was taken, resulting in two
votes for Castle and one lor Denman. A
second and third ballot resulted exactly
the same way. Then. an idea struck Cas
tle., He read the law to himself, which
was as follows: •
The members of said commission shall, every
two years, t choose one of their number as
chairman. ' In event of failure to select on
rive ballots the oldest of said members in point
of years shall be chairman.
Mr. Castle saw that if two more ballots
were taken Mr. Denman, the patriarch of
the board, would be chairman. "I « rise to
a point of order," said the young mer
chant. "I think that, having received a
majority of the votes. cast, I should be de
clared elected." ■ ...
"What!" exclaimed the other three gen
tlemen, aghast at the proposition.
"Out of crder,"'cried Chairman Wellin.
"Proceed with the balloting."
• "I appeal from the chair," said Mr.
Castle.. • '
A vote was taken and the vote stood 3 to
1 against Mr. Castle, Commissioner Den
man now voting for the first time and Mr.
Foster voting with him.
Temporary Chairman Wellin then made
a speech. He said that he would like to
vote for Mr. Castle, but could not do so
on account of the young gentleman's ex
treme youth. This was a crusher, as Mr.
Castle "is only 34 years of age and is shortly
to be married. After that Mr. Denman
voted for himself and the ballot stood 2
and 2. Mr. Denman having proved to the
satisfaction of Messrs/Foster and Wellin
after the fifth ballot that he was the oldest
man present, he was declared the perma
nent chairman. ...
Registrar Hinton was slated for secre
tary, and as the Republican State Central
Committee also wanted him for the posi
tion, out of courtesy, Castle thought he
would land something to the credit of the
party and he hastily placed Hinton' in
nomination. Denman seconded .the
nomination and the election was a unani
mous one. • ~ '
Commissioner Foster nominated 0. B.
Swett for deputy and Castle named Jake
Steppacher. He said that the latter had
.been suggested by a number of • the State
"The four men who voted for you on the
executive committee, Mr. Foster," said he,
"have asked me to support Mr. Step
pacher, and they have also asked you to do
the same. I , think that the indorsement
of such men should have some weight."
| J The other two members of the commis
sion began to ply Mr. Foster with ques
tions as to the qualifications of his " candi
date, and Castle, recognizing -'that there
was but little chance for his man, asked
for a postponement until he could investi
gate Mr. Swett's political bearings.
The commission then adjourned until
1:30 o'clock this afternoon, when it will
consider the tax levy.
AFTER THE DBYDOOK COMPANY.
James «J. Couzins Wants Damages for
: Infringement of His Patent. / .
James J. Couzins wants to recover $50,
--000 damages from the California : Dry dock'
Company, and with that end in view --has
begun . suit in the United States Circuit
Court. In his complaint the plaintiff 'says
he is the owner of a patent : by 'which a
floating dock \is ';.. raised and lowered >. by
means of buckets. y The defendant has ap
plied ; the device in the dock it has- just
built, and now Couzins wants -a restrain
ing order and the above, amount of dam
ages. y Af.. :"..'., .. .
The case, will come up for argument in a
few, days, and considerable interest has
been evinced in the outcome by shipping
men,' because if a temporary restraining
order is granted it will, prevent the dock
ing of vessels until the case is decided. ■ '
Sudden Death ou Greenwich Street.
', Sarah J. Bernhardt, a lady 75 years of L age,
was found dead in her home at 2556 f Green
wich street, last evening. V Death resulted from
natural causes. . y . . _ ',- ;.
THE SONS OF ST, GEORGE
A Royal Reception Tendered
the Delegates to > they
SPEECHES AND GOOD CHEER.
Benefit of the Order and Hope for
an Increased Member
The reception tendered the delegates to
the Grand Lodge of the Order of St. George
held at St. George's Hall on Mason street"
last night was an occasion of good-fellow
ship, jolly songs, short speeches and re
The business session of the lodge will be
opened this morning at 10 o'clock.
C. W. Pope, chairman of the reception
P. D. Brandon, Fast Grand President
and Representative of Pickwick
- Lodge No. 259 of San Francisco.
committee, welcomed the delegates, and
We are assembled here to-night to entertain
members of the various lodges of the Order of
St. George on the Pacific Coast and British
Columbia. . ■ . . •
We hope that to-morrow we shall be able to
adopt some new legislation that will improve
the order and increase the membership. There
is no reason why there should not be a lodge
organized in every city and town on the coast.
We are Englishmen by birth, but Americans
by adoption. England is as much a republic
as the United Stales, and while England wears
a crown, that crown has not half the influence
or real power as the President of the United
States. We do not feel here that we are for
eigners. Conditions are the same. We have
the same laws and the same literature and
the same common interests. England and the
United Slates are united through a common
The chair then called for speeches from
resident and visiting delegates.
Richard Oates of Butte City, Mont.,
John Hilbert, Representing* British
responded to the call of the chairman'
In Montana we are on the road to a better
condition of' the Order of the : Sons of St.
George. With the decrease in the price of sil
ver our members had greatly diminished, but
at present, with the indication of better times,
we have some 000 members in our county and
hope to increase it to (include all of the 2000
Englishmen resident there. '
J. E. Ellis y of Los Gatos thanked the
committee for the reception. He ' felt it
was a good l thing to be there. \ The mem
bership of Los Gatos has not diminished.
• John Hilbert of ; Nanaimo, B. C, who is
Mayor of his town, greeted' the members
cordially and said: ,
We * have many Americans in our country
and I assure you we allow the American flag
;■ ■ ■■■;■ '-.-;•' I f :' . ■-■-... .
to fly there with freedom. I • have ; been hand
somely treated in California, and if you ever
come our way. we will reciprocate.". y. -
H. ■' W. Hutton of ' San ,- Francisco, , first
past grand president of the jurisdiction of
California, said •J&i^fßßß'*^"'''
: I think we ought to do active work to in
crease the number of -lodges; and enlarge :■ the
membership. This work is too often i neglected
by individual lodges and left Ito s the Grand
Lodge. While it is ; the duty -: of i the Grand
Lodge it is no less the duty of the subordinate
lodges. We have a large number 'of ; members
in the silver-producing sections. % I believe it
would be a good idea for * the £ Grand Lodge to
show an interest in the silver question by • sug
gesting that i the ' members , of , this l order turn
their paper money into silver and'; thus create
a demand for silver money. It would result in
an Hmpression'ih the right direction. Sov
ereign's idea is not a bad one. y
John Nance of : Montana expressed his
pride in seeing Englishmen of ' California
taking so much interest in the order.
Although many of the members had left
Montana during .the; slump in ; silver, still
there was a present increase. in the mem
bership in many of the lodges. ' : . ?< _ ; >
- F. D. Brandon of San Francisco told a
story illustrating the necessity of cohesion
and continued: -■'■-■ - ..-' ; -
I see no good ■ reason ' why we should not be
more friendly with each other in business and
politics, as well as in social affairs. have
heard of the Irish vote, the German vote, and
you may soon hear of ; the Japanese vote: But
if you should ! mention the English vote you
make men smile. • We might take . a shy at
politics.^: The English ; Government cannot be
benefited by our declination to take an interest
in the Government, of ■ the United States. We
do a great deal of giumbling at things that are
wrong— the Solid Eight, for instance. Then
way do we not get in and help change things
that are wrong?
Mr. Brandon concluded with urging an
improvement in the order.- . V A',-
A. W. G. Gibbs of Alameda said it gave
him pleasure to meet brothers from all
over the country, and hoped to see new
lodges established in ' all parts of the
globe— including Loudon.
Edward Oliver, grand secretary, said:
During the last few weeks ; there have been
two new lodges established in London. They
are turning over the old Conservative clubs
into the Order of the i Sons of St. George. If
they can get the '■■ Marquis of ■ Salisbury, Glad
stone and the Prince ot Wales we will get the
rest of them. A lodge will likely De established
in South Africa, and efforts are being made
also in Australia.
- Mr. Oliver urged a change in the laws of
the order so ,that Scotchmen and Welch
men ; may. be admitted as members, and
also .those descendants of England who
are now debarred by birthplace -from en
joying the advantages* and being permit
ted to support the Order of the Sons of St.
George. -.'..''' , -.-;'.'; ,> f '•."..-. y. •ft
Herbert Jones,- the new, grand treasurer,
said that the delegates, would have to wait
for two years to learn whether or not he
will make a faithful grand : treasurer. He
disagreed with Mr. Oliver's broad ' ground
of membership. ■ • :-. •; '*? .<■••-•■
About midnight Dr. Josiah Sims of Ne
vada City, the present grand president, and
William George, Mayor of Grass Valley,
the incoming grand president, arrived and
were royally* welcomed. ■ Songs and re
freshments finished up the programme.
NO WORD FOR THE GUARD
The Board of Location Has
Not Yet .Made Its
Company C to Be Mustered Out
To-Morrow . Evening— Naval
The official lightning has not yet struck
the National Guard, and the various com
panies are still on the ragged edge. The
property of the troop has been turned over
to brigade headquarters and the Light Bat
tery is preparing to forsake its cannons
and caissons and to doff the red for the
yellow as successors to the old : troop. To
morrow evening will see the last of Com
pany C of the Third Infantry, for under
orders from General Warfield Major Hal
stead, brigade recruiting officer.will be pres
ent at the last meeting of company, which
will be held at that time, and will receive
and take charge of all State property be
longing to the company. Captain Ott, the
newly elected captain of the company,'
will be retired with his full rank, as he has
held a commission long enough to merit
that privilege. As for the officers who
have not held . commissions for the pre
scribed four years, they may enlist in other
companies within thirty days, or they will
be allowed to resign.- y -V-: >/ -yy
The ultimatum of the board of location
was expected long ago, and yet now there
is no more sign, of it coming than there
was a week ago. A report of. some kind
was expected last Saturday evening, but
Saturday, Sunday and Monday have
passed,' and r still no decision has ' been
hinted at. It ;is generally -conceded that
the Third Regiment will be deprived of
another company, and that it will then be
made a battalion. In that case there will
be no successor to Colonel Barry.
- The Second Artillery is also expected to
lose at least one battery, and that is gen
erally conceded to be Battery B . of ! Napa.'
There has been talk of two more of the
batteries as possible candidates for extinc
tion, but it is all talk so far, and there is
no one of the officers and men of the local
regiments who can tell where he stands. ,
■ A • new order has just been issued from
the headquarters of the Naval Battalion
regarding the lines of examination for can
didates for petty officerships. , The exami
nation for a petty officer, of lower grade
will include questions in seamanship upon
the rigs of ; vessels, names of parts of
war-vessels, marlinspike work, in naviga
tion upon the compass, logline, leadline,
deep-sea line, buoys and- rules of the road
and lights; in boat work upon orders used
in handling boats, boat salutes, equipment
at "arm and away" and" "abandon: ship;"
rigs of boats, boat hails and lifeboat crews;
in ordnance and gunnery upon stations at
main and secondary battery and the
school of the section; in infantry, upon
the school of the squad and the company;
in ship routine upon colors, watchers,
mess gear, collar, and 'sleeve devices of
officers in the navy, rating marks of petty
officers and use ;of starboard gangway,
quarterdeck, etc. ; on ; State regulations on
the duties of petty officers and naval regu
Special examinations for higher grades
will be made to include the following: For
boatswains' mates — Questions upon ground
tackle, capstan, mooring ' ship, standing
and running rigging, watch bells, anchor
watch, lookouts, side . buoys and hon
ors paid at '-the gangway, the > • use
of the: "pipe" : and the military
code of the. State. For f\ gunners'
mates, questions on ballistic; tables, no
menclature of modern' guns and carriages,
magazines, torpedos, dismounting* and
mounting the one-pounder, rifles 5 and -re
volvers, and station bells for general quar
ters and fire quarters. For quartermasters
questions on signaling, duties of the office
and the flags of nations.' ;"y-" y "'ytv-ty \ Af
A list of books containing instruction in
all branches included in the examination
is made part of the order.: yy
.- Commanding officers of the San Francisco
companies are directed to ; instruct their
men in wall-scaling drills, riot, drills and
the use of the singlestick, y ' ' *.- • ,
BUGS FOR FAR SAMOA.
Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson Will Ship
Predaceous Insects to Her
i Mrs. Robert Louis | Stevenson, who is yet
in the City, is going to ship a lot of bugs
to her late home in Samoa. y. .'. • J.
y Mrs. Stevenson .wants. 1 an assortment of
the Australian ladybirds and other preda
tory insects that the State Board of Horti
culture has found to be so efficacious in
destroying species of ] scale and * other fruit
pests. " \ On' the /' big f plantation that the
novelist ;' established . ' in '- . beauty i, amid
Samoan jungles, there are acres of coffee,
orange, ■ mango j and other/ 1 tropical * fruit
trees,' and they are being ruined by, scale.
' i When Mrs. Stevenson * called' on Secre
tary Lelong and Entomologist Craw at the
Horticultural Bureau : she , had no speci
mens of ? her -pests with her. and from her
descriptions they 1 seemed to •be ' different
from the species here. So Mrs. .'Stevenson
cannot find out. just what is blighting her
mangoes | and oranges, but she will ship to
her plantation colonies of all the kinds of
predaceous insects (Which she will get from
the | Horticultural Bureau. They will i : be
turned loose to see if any of them will eat
any of the pests down there. " ?/ Sv- *
' A heathen -- was 3 originally .-; a dweller oh
the German heaths, the last localities in
'Germany, to accept the Cristian religion.
MRS. CHADWICK'S DEFEAT.
Those Milk Punches and That
Pull Are Parts of Another
DIRECTOR BARRETT'S TRICK.
How Director Henderson^ Inno
cently Made Mrs. Chadwick's
School Director Henderson has been for
a week going about complacently reward
ing his conscience by reviewing the gallant
and victorious battle he made in the
school board to have Mrs. Chadwick, who
makes such fine ; milk punches at the bar
in her little Toad-house, discharged from
the janitorship of the school.- ',•-
For the same length of time Director
Emmett P. Barrett - has been going about
complacently chuckling. < In fact it really
is rather funny.
Mrs. Chadwick was certainly "fired" at
the last meeting of the board and Mrs.
Claire was elected to the vacancy. Di
rector Henderson is violently opposed to
any relationship of milk punches to the
schools and says that if he had his way no
teacher would be allowed to eat at a table
where wine is served. So when the Grand
Jury so vigorously condemned the presence
of a road-side resort next door to a school,
and the hiring of its owner as a janitress,
Henderson took up the fight. .
For a long time that occult but powerful
"pull" of the genius of the milk punches,
that Director Scott declared were fine,
seemed to be invincible, for most of the Di
rectors favored Mrs. Chadwick, but Di
rector Henderson won at last. This is the
story of Mrs. Chadwick's defeat.
Just before the last meeting was called
the School Directors were loafing about a
committee-room, when Director Barrett,
who has been one of Mrs. Chadwick's
friends in the board, asked of Director
Hawley, "What's the paper that Hender
son is passing around?"
"That's another resolution dismissing
Mrs. Chadwick," said Hawley.
"How many votes has he got?"
That was a majority, of course.
"Tell him to bring it over and I'll sign
it," said Barrett.
Hawley told and Henderson came.
. "Ah! I thought you'd come around to
it," said Henderson. "It's a burning
"Yes, I thought I'd sign it," saidfißar
rett, as he read it.
"Who is this Mrs. Freolon . that you are
going to put in?" asked Barrett.
"Oh, she's a poor, deserving woman that
lives out there, and some of her friends
wanted me to put her in," replied Hen
"Well, now, I know a poor, deserving
woman out there that I'd like to see in/
"Does she live close by?"
"Within a block," said Barrett, as he
boldly scratched out Freelon and put in
"Well, I don't care," said Henderson,
gratified at Barrett's conversion, "all I
want is to get Mrs. Chadwick out."
So Director Henderson later presented
his resolution and it was adopted by a
good majority. Then Mrs. Chadwick was
out. She can no longer draw $20 a month
to eke out her profits on milk punches.
■ "Who is this Mrs. Claire?" was asked of
Director Barrett yesterday.
"Oh," said Barrett, "she's Mrs. Chad
wick's daughter, and lives with her. But
don't tell Henderson;, he doesn't know
it yet." ;. -•-:.. . , ■'■ " .: - .
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GIGANTIC GAPE SALE!
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ALL-WOOL CLOTH CAPES, trimmed. We
have laid out a lot of koocl ' styles for you
to select from this week f0r.......
.............. W1.50, 82.00, 92.50
Reduced from 85.00, $7.00 and $8.00.
FINE DRESSY CAPES, well trimmed,
blacks and all colors, fine all-wool cloths,
only the latest styles, for this week
:..... 83. 50. 85. 87.50
Reduced from $9.00,, 812.50 and $18.00.
VELVET CAPES, all silk lined, fancy rib-
bon and chiffon ruches on neck, finished
' with violets, ior this week —
85. 96.00, 98. 00
Reduced from $15.00, $18.00 and 920.00
SILK CAPES, trimmed with laces, ribbonsor
jets, all silk lined, verv dressy and rich
capes, for this week.. 87. 50, 89.00, 911.00
Reduced from $18.00, 920.00 and 925.00
ELEGANT IMPORTED DRESS CAPES, in
blacks and all colors, beautifully trimmed,
all silk lined and the very latest styles, for
this week 89. 50, 912. 50, 915. 00
Reduced from 920.00, 825. and 827. 50
PARIS MODEL CAPES, a late importation
of specially elegant Capes, - elaborately
trimmed and lined, for this week
-816.50, $18.00, 822. 00
Reduced from 937.50, $40.00 and $50.00
Special Big Reductions for this week
on Duck Dresses, Capes and Jackets.
Remember all New Styles. Xo old goods.
High School Books.
All Books furnished with a
Strong Cloth Cover FREE
Noiseless, cloth-bound, with free outfit of box
of 10 slate pencils, a patent slate eraser, a 12-
-inch rule and a lead-pencil sharpener.
DOUBLE SLATES, same sizes, with outfit 200
100 POINTED FLAG SLATE PENCILS..... IOo
RUBBER TIP LEAD-PENCILS, with .fine
pencil sharpener..; ..........5c a dozen
1 PENCIL BOXES, locks furnished 5c
PENCIL BOXES, fancy styles, up to . i. ...... 500
12-Inch BRASS-EDGE RULER 50
630-page PENCIL TABLET ..........v...*.. 50
72-page Stiff Cover COMPOSITION BOOK 5c
Larue Variety of NOTE AND COMPOSITION
800K5!..... At Lowest Prices
SCHOOL BAGS, large assortment. From 10c up
LUNCH 8A5KET5............. ...Fr0m 10c up
BROWNIE LUNCH BASKETS.. From 20c up
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The most beautiful residence portion
of the City of San Mateo.
LARGE AND SIGHTLY LOTS,
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San Mateo Office. Union Hotel Building.
TO BE REMOVED.
BUILDING ON • LOT 75x70 FEET, SOUTH-
. west corner Third and Market sts. : Sealed bids
received by .
Q. H. UMBSEN & CO.,
14 ; Montgomery Street. .