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A SUIT FOR MILLIONS
Valuable Property Now Held
by the Southern Pacific
OPINION OF JOHN T. DOYLE.
The Railroad People Have Never
Complied With the Conditions
of the Grant.
In a few day? the Southern Pacific Com
pany of Kentucky will find itself in the
midst of a suit involving its right and title
to property valued at nearly $2,000,000.
The State ot California is the plaintiff in
the suit in which effort will be made to re
gain sixty acres of land in Mission Bay
granted to the Central and Southern Pa
cific Railroad companies in 1868 for termi
nal purposes. Attorney-General Fitzger
ald is, of course, in charge of the proposed
action, but like a wise captain is not
parading his forces in view of the enemy,
preferring to wait until the battle is fully
on. It almost goes without saying that
the proceeding when the matter is linally
brought into court will be intensely in
teresting, for the reason that it will prob
ubly be one of the hardest fought of the
many legal contests that form a part of the
history of this State.
The land which the Attorney-General
proposes to recover, or at least make a des
perate effort in that direction, came into
the possession of the railroad company by
an act passed March 20, 1868. By the
grant the land was to be used for terminal
purposes only, and on a further condition
that the compauy should make their ter
minus thereon and expend $100,000 in im
proving tne property within thirty months.
Failing in any of these conditions the
grant was to become void. The time for
carrying out the conditions of the grant
was extended from time to time, but ex
pired years ago.
By the act which gave the Southern Pa
cific sixty acres of valuable land a strip of
land 200 feet wide was granted it over the
tide lands claimed by the State, to be used
as an approach to the terminal lands on
In a letter to the San Francisco Real
Estate circular, John T. Doyle gives a few
pertinent facts relating to the abortive at
tempt made some years ago to have the
lands revert to the State. Mr. Doyle says:
Assuming that the companies did spend the
required amount in improvements, it is notori
ous that they never made their terminus
there nor built the contemplated road of
approach. In the summer of 1575 they ap
plied to Governor Pacheco for patents for the
terminal grounds and the designated right of
way, and a notice was published inviting ob
jectors to show cause, if they desired to, why
these patents should not i«ue. I saw these
notices and wrote to the Governor requesting to
be beard in opposition to issuing the patents.
I received from his secretary areply promising
to fix a time thereafter for the hearing and ap
prise me of it. I wrote and printed two letters
addressed to the Governor, in July, 1875,
pointing out some of the reasons why the com
panies were not entitled to the patents
asked for, and awaited his promised
notification of the date of the proposed hear
ing, for which these letters were my brief. The
notice never came. I presume the Governor
forgot his promise to me, as, at the election of
1875, he was chosen a member of Congress,
and must have had many thing 3to think of
about that time. On the 17th of September,
just after the election, he issued to the railroad
companies a patent for the sixty acres, but de
nied their application for that right ot way. I
never could see how to reconcile the granting
of the one with the denial of the other, but at
least it showed the Governor's impartiality, as
the Judge in early days served the slave — he
gave the law to the public and the land to the
railroads. Just before Governor Pacheco went
out of oifice the Attorney-General applied to
me to aid him in an action he proposed to bring
on behalf of the State to vacate this patent, and
at nis instance I prepared a bill in equity for
that purpose, which was tiled in December,lß7s.
In January, 1876, Mr. Jo Hamilton, the
newly elected Attorney-General, assumed con
trol of the case, and, after granting many and
long extensions of time, finally, on my remon
strance, refused further time. Then followed
a motion to strike out matter from the com
plaint, and more delay. I finally found that I
had no control, or even voice, in the manage
ment of the suit. General Hamilton also In
formed me that he could pay no fees, although
he has a fund of $4000 a year allowed him by
the State for such purposes, and I could but
conclude that I was not wanted In the case.
About the same time I learned from my other
associate counsel in it, Mr. Bishop, that he had
become one of the leading counsel for the rail
road companies. Under these circumstances
the suit naturally went to sleep. I never
heard of the filing of any answer to it,
although of the proceedings after the motion
to stiike out, if any there were, I have no
knowledge, having never been consulted about
them. While I remained in practice I occa
sionally inquired in the clerk's office, and ex
pected some day to learn that the action had
been dismissed, but that was not done. The
last inquir j; made by me, some three or four
years ago, revealed the fact that most of the
papers hnad disappeared from the files, and I
see no reason for surprise if, as you state, all
have; but it the present Attorney-General de-
Kires to prosecut* the caee I believe I could be
of material service to him in reproducing
copies of those that are material. During the
term ol office of Attorney-General Hart ho met
me on the 6treet one day and told me he was
going to bring the suit to trial. He seemed,
however, to have been sidetracked by other
litigation with the same adversaries over the
Oakland water front, and abandoned the idea,
if he really entertained it, of taking the case up,
Attorney-General Fitzgerald does not
propose that there shall beany "sleeping,"
as Mr. Doyle terms the outcome of the
ftrst suit, in the proceedings which he is
about to institute. In speaking of the im
pending action he said yesterday :
"This is a matter about which I do not
care to talk at present, for the very good
reason that it would be extremely unwise
to do so. Ido not care to even outline the
course I intend to follow, but of one thing
the people of California can be assured I
am guarding their interest in this and in
other matters as well and as faithfully as I
Prior to the granting of this land by the
State to the Southern Pacific Company cer
tain sections of the property were owned
by citizens of this City. They were op
posed to allowing the property to fall into
the hands of the corporation, and so de
manded prices much beyond what the
company was willing to give. The rail
road then appealed to the Legislature,
asking that they condemn the desired
property, which demand was promptly
Now that the State intends bringing suit
against the Southern Pacific for the re
covery of the sixty acres these citizens are
anxious to secure their original posses
sions, and demands setting forth these
facts are being drawn up.
When the suit finally comes to trial it
will be full to overflowing with technicali
ties and, as a whole, one of the most com
plicated the legal talent has had to cope
with for many years.
Robert Hood Complimented.
Robert Hood, formerly of the Union Iron
Works, gad recently appointed foreman joiner
at the Marc Island Navy-yards, was pleasantly
entertained last night by about fifty of his old
fellow-workmen and presented with b hand
some gold watch as a token of their esteem.
A HOME-MADE DRINK.
Juliftu Ralph Tolls of a T.xldy He Got
in the South.
"Colonel Ralph," said the planter, "en
joy this yer boundless panorama of nature.
Feast yo' eyes, sah, on the beautiful river."
(Then aside, "Wife, set out the mixin's in
the back room.") "Colonel Ralph, you
are welcome to share with us this grand
feast of scenery and nature's ornaments.
But, sah, 1 think my wife has set out some
thing—just a little something— in the
house. I dun'no what it is, Mb, but if you
find it good I shall be delighted, sah."
So we went into the back room with this
Colonel Mulberry Sellers and there on the
dininc table stood a bottle, a bowl of sugar,
three glasses and spoons and a glass pitcher
full of spring water.
"Serve yourself to a toddy, Colonel,"
said my host.
'TU'watch you first," said I; "I don't
know what a toddy is."
"Don't know what a toddy is?" said the
hospitable man. "Why, sah, that does
*ecru strange to me. Back in gran' ole
Virginia, sah, we children were all brought
up on it, pah. Every morning my revered
father and sainted mother began the day
with a toddy, sah, and as we children ap
peared my mother prepared for each one
an especially tempered drink of the same,
sah, putting— l reeret to say— a little more
water in mine than the others, because I
was the youngest of the children."
As he spoke he dipped some sugar into
his glass, poured in a little water, sufficient
to make a syrup when the two ingredients
were stirred with a spoon, and tnen
emptied in an Arkansas "stiffener" of
whisky, a jorum, as the English would
say. that is the drink of the South, where
drinking, without being carried to any
excess that I ever witneEsed, still remains
a genteel accomplishment, as it was held
to be by the English, Scotch and Irish,
who were progenitors of nearly all our
Southern brothers.— Harper's Magazine.
IS A LONDON REFORMER
Rev. Septimus Buss of Eng
land Talks of His
Preaches From the Spot Where
Elizabeth Heard the Bells
Rev. Septimus Buss, rural dean of the
Parish of Shoreditch, London, Eng., has
arrived in California and is stopping at the
Palace Hotel. He is accompanied^ by his
wife and his eldest son, who is also a min
ister of the Church of England.
Dr. Buss is personally of strong mental
attainments, and possesses a wonderful
fund of information about America as well
"My parish," he said yesterday, "is in
what is known as the Parish of Shoreditch,
where there is a population of 123,000. We
have in all twenty-one churches, and my
own is what is known as the mother
church, built on the same spot where the
church stood in the time of the
Saxons. The present structure was erected
in 1740. Have you not heard of the time
when Queen Elizabeth listened to the
bells of Shoreditch? Well, the spot where
Rev. Septimus Bubs, the Dr. ParJfchurst
[Sketched from life for the "Call" hy Xankivelt.]
those bells echoed out their tidings is
where the church now stands.
"I find that I have got a grand work
before me, and I feel that I am doing some
good with the assistance of my ministers
and those who understand our purpose.
Most of the inhabitants of the parish are
cabinet-makers, boxmakers for the linen
drapers, matchmakers and such other
"The wages, you say? Yes, indeed, they
are very small. Five and six shillings a
week, or about $1 50 of your American
money. There is a great deal of content
ment among the people and also a great
deal of misery. The liquor traffic is the
curse of the parish and I am concentrating
all my efforts and all my force of helpers
to destroy it. I absolutely believe in tem
perance and if it can be accomplished I
shall indeed thank God. I believe in all
kinds of reform and in politics I am a
Radical. Woman's suffrage' is a good
thing. They can influence a great many
men to do good things, and I nave no
doubt that their votes would to a great
extent be used to elect the better class of
Dr. Buss has come to the Pacific Coast
to visit his youngest son, who is farming
at El Cajon, in the southern part of the
State, and when the reverend gentleman
has accomplished his mission he will re
turn to England and the Parish of Shore
ditch, where he is styled the "Dr. Park
hurst of London." tie will a little later
on compile a book on American reform,
which will be copyriehted both in England
and this country. The doctor still sticks
to the clerical garb of the old English min
isters, as well as to their faith. He is very
much impressed with the climate of Cali
fornia and says he has never encountered
such a long period of perfect weather as he
has witnessed while here.
In South Africa.
The following quaint advertisement is
from a South African paper:
Birth.— lt was on Thursday, at 6:30 a. m.,
the 4th of April, 1895, that in the passive re
tirement of C. M. de Tarnowsky family, at
Uomie Terre Poenix, a lovely babe named
Eliacin Milton Lubomir has drawn his first
breath of life on this earthly world. All
generous Christian friends kindly to pray our
heavenly Father to protect this puny, living
epriuK through time and tor eternity!—
European edition of New York Herald.
Cornelius Vanderbilt has gates from
France, stone from the West,-a gardener
from Berlin and plants from Italy.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 1895.
LEFT WITHOUT A SERVICE
Residents South of the Park
Robbed of Streetcar
NO NOTICE WAS GIVEN THEM.
Part of the Metropolitan Franchise
Suddenly and Mysteriously
Property-owners and residents of the
district immediately south of Golden Gate
Park are indignant at the action of the
Market-street Company in discontinuing
its service on that portion of the Metropol
itan Street Railway Company's franchise
that lies south and west of the junction of
Waller and Cole streets.
It appears to be one of those high
handed movements for which the South
ern Pacific Company is so justly famed in
this community. The property-owners
and residents are agitating the matter of
foreclosure of the whole franchise because
ita provisions, they claim, have been
Upon the completion of the Metropolitan
Street Railway as far as Ninth avenue
property in the vicinity began to enjoy a
mild but very firm boom. It had long
been very desirable property for residence,
Map showing the district that has lost
its streetcar facilities so suddenly
and without notice, lhe heavy
dotted lines show where the service
but now that there were streetcar facilities
the locality began to be peopled and many
handsome and modest homes were built
But it would appear that this prosperity
did not please the Market-street-Company
for some reason or ether. Possibly its
property interests do not lie heavily in
that direction. Possibly the company de
sired to kill this boom in order to help
some boom in some other locality. Possi
bly—but speculation is useless in such a
case. The facts are that suddenly, with
out a moment's warning, giving no excuse
for the outrage, the Market-street Com
pany — which is now the owner of the Met
ropolitan franchise — simply stopped its
cars at the intersection of Cole and Waller
It was one morning early last week.
People all along the line, from Ninth ave
nue to Cole street, stood waiting for the
cars that usually took them downtown to
their shops and their offices. .Not a few
workmen and women who have positions
in the City where punctuality is one of the
things required of them stood there wait
ing for the cars.
"There must have been a breakdown
somewhere on the road, or perhaps in the
power-house," they said, one to the other,
these belated working people and business
men, as they stood waiting.
Long they waited, but no cars came.
Then the disappointed men and women
walked over to the steam railroad on H
street and waited there for half an hour for
the train to take them down to Stanyan
Btreet. Some walked across the park to
the Powell - street cable - cars. Others
walked down to Stanyan street and caught
The next morning the same crowd of peo
ple waited on the same corners. The day
before they had seen the Metropolitan cars
running downtown, and as no one had been
notified of the discontinuance of the serv
ice everybody thought the stoppage was
only temporary, to enable the road or ma
chinery to be repaired in some part.
But in vain they waited. No cars came.
Nor did any come the next morning, or
the next. Since then no cars at all nave
run over that portion of the franchise.
Therefore, the residents and property
owners are indignant. They say the action
of the Market-street Company was an out
rage—and who shall gainsay them?
An attorney has been consulted by some
of the property-owners and he has advised
them that their proper course is to demand
immediate action in the matter on the part
of the proper City officials toward a fore
closure of the franchise. A recent decision
of the Supreme Court in a Santa Rosa case
makes it necessary for the authorities to
act at the proper time in order to legally
foreclose a franchise. The decision is that,
unless such action is taken within a reas
onable period, the franchise does not
lapse. This is on the principle that silence
gives consent. If the people are willing to
have these outrages perpetrated upon them
they must stand the consequences.
Will the proper authorities take the
timely action needed?
LIONIZED IN LONDON.
A French Author's Account of His Eisg
M. Augustin Filon gives an amusing por
trait of the typical French lion, as lionized
in London. "I am off to London," writes
this lion in a diary, the leaves of which
have been picked by M. Filon in a carriaga
of the Orient express, "i see too many
people here in Paris. I talk too much and
dine too much. They say the English
have neither conversation nor cookery —
just what suits me. I have often written
about England and explained it to the
public. It is time for me to know some
thing of that country and Bee if all I have
written is true." For several days he is in
the hands of an English friend who intro
duces him to everything, "i am passed
on from hand to hand. Every minute I
am introduced to fresh people, whose
names I do not catch, and they present me
to their friends.
"Yesterday after dinner, at a strange
house, I asked my neighbor: Tray what
is the name of the lady who introduced
me to you?' The stranger did not look
astonished. This sort of thing must hap
pen every day. While Ido not know the
people about me, they hardly know me
any better. I have made a painful discov
ery for my vanity. The people who dine
me, lodge me, pamper me, take me about,
and, according to my friend's expression,
'are dying to see me, have not read a line
of my books. In conversation I was by
turns brilliant and profound, as it is the
right thing in Paris, in order to show that
I was both a thinker and a man of the
worM. I found it was not worth while,
and I fell back on the good old platitudes
which allow you to save up your wit for
your books. My interlocutors were just
as stingy of theirs. I have dined with a
famous writer and philosopher. Here is a
verbatim report of his conversation: 'How
do you do? Delighted to see you. How
long have you been in London? How long
do you stay? Do you enjoy yourself ? Allow
me— Mrs. L., Mr. X. Very hot? Yes,
stifling. Not so heavy as yesterday,
though, and I think the wind is coming
round to the east. Have you read of the
death of so-and-so? Great pity — great
loss. Allow me — Lady Con«tance, Mr. X.'
And so on until I took my leave, when he
said : 'Delighted to have seen you. Good
A fortnight later: "Back to Paris. I
am worn to death. A thumping hotel bill.
My shirts reduced to rags by English
washerwomen. Instead of a homely Eng
lish fare, I have lived on an audacious
French cookery aggravated by all sorts of
outlandish relishes. What have I seen or
learned? Nothing. The English have
prevented my seeing London. I have
taken champagne, heard Sarah Bernhardt,
Eleonora Duse and Yvette Guilbert. Per
sons around me spoke French and showed
me nothing of their souls. If I had been
but three hours alone in the streets I
should have learned more than in those
three weeks. But my bear-leaders would
not leave me free. If ever I go back to
London I shall tell nobody. I will lodge
in a low neighborhood, and go about on
foot or on the tops of buses.— London
LUMBER RATES WENT UP
The Business Was Given to
the S. E. Slade Com
Price Increased to $12 After a
Bid of $3 Was With
Reference to the records in the office of
the secretary of the State Board of Harbor
Commissioners brings to light the fact that
the S. E. Slade Lumber Company supplied
lumber in October, 1803, for $8 per 1000
feet. Subsequently the linn advanced the
price to $12. Now the State is paying Pope
& Talbot $11.
In an interview yesterday Harbor Com
missioner Colnon said:
"When I came into office the State was
paying the 8. E. Slade Company $12 per
1000 feet, I thought the price too high,
and asked Commissioner Cole whether
there was a contract with the Slade Com
pany, and he said there was not. Then we
received a proposition from Pope & Talbot
to supply us at $11 per 1000 feet.
The question was aßked: "Did it ever
occur to the Harbor Commissioners to in
vite proposals from all lumber-dealers and
thus open the supply to competition
wherein the lowest bidder should get the
Mr. Colnon replied: "That was consid
ered, but I regarded the first saving of $900
a month effected by the reduction of the
price from $12 to $11 as sufficient for a
trial of six months. We may secure further
reductions in the open market."
"Doe 9 not the law really require all
State institutions to award contracts to the
Mr. Colnon replied that he was familiar
with the law, having investigated the sub
ject in his newspaper, and the Commis
sioners were not required to invite bids for
supplies involving an outlay of less than
It was suggested that the continuous
purchase of lumber, amounting in each
month to nearly $3000, approximated $30,
--000 a year, and should be opened to compe
Mr. Colnon insisted that the Commis
sioners knew the law and understood the
market, and would get lumber still cheaper
if the price declined. He said further:
"There are rumors that a lumber trust is to
be formed to advance prices. If dealers
combine to put up prices on the State, we
shall establish a yard and brine our own
At the ollice of Pope & Talbot inquiry
was made as to the prices charged the
State by that firm. The reporter was re
ferred to the Harbor Commissioners.
At the office of the Golden Gate Lumber
Company, 4 Sutter street, D. H. Bibb,
vice-president, imparted the information
desired. He said that his company and
not the Slade Company, as stated in The
Call, made the proposition to the Harbor
Commissioners some time ago to supply
lumber for $8 per 1000, and subsequently
withdrew it as it was not accepted.
In reviewing former dealings with the
State Board of Harbor Commissioners he
paid: "For nearly ten years we supplied
the Commissioners with lumber. We were
in a sense th/> vehicle to procure it. The
patronage, if it can be so called, was dis
tributed by us to eight or ten of the lead
ing lumber-dealers in the City. Burely we
gave out 75 per cent of the entire business
to other firms. The fact that we held the
privilege for so many years is in itself
proof that we distributed the business
properly to the trade. When Commis
sioner Cole came into office he took the
privilege away from us for some reason
and gave it to the Slade Lumber Company.
The Pacific Pine Lumber Company put in
a bid to supply lumber at $10 per 1000 feet
and we put in a proposition to furnish it at
$8, but neither proposition was accepted.
"After my oner nad remained with the
board for several months without securing
any notice that I could hear of, I con
cluded to withdraw it.
"Now in rexard to advertising for pro
posals and awarding the contract to the
lowest bidder, it is my judgment," con
tinued Mr. Bibb, "that the State
saves from $6000 to $8000 a year by pur
chasing the lumber in the open market.
No single firm cares to keep on hand a
large quantity of the sizes required by the
State, and for which there is little call else
where. lam not now supplying the State
with any lumber, and can speak certainly
The question was asked: "Did Mr. Bas
sett, who was a Commissioner when Mr.
Cole took the privilege from you, join in
giving it to the Slade Company ?"
Mr. Bibb replied: "That Ido not know.
I only know that it was taken from me
and given to the Slade Company."
The records of the Harbor Commission
ers clearly show that the Slade Company
advanced the price to $12 per 1000 with the
knowledge of Commissioners Cole and Bas-
Bett after the Golden Gate Company's bid
of $8 was withdrawn.
Commissioner Colnon calculates that the
reduction from $12 to $11 Baves the State
$900 a month, hence it follows logically that
the advance from $8 to $12 must have
cost the State $3600 a month.
The Latin word from which pagan i 3 de
rived originally meant a fountain or
spring; then the village which sprang up
around it, and finally the residents of the
village. As Christianity took strong root
at first in the large centers of population
and the worship of the pagan deitiesr
lingered longest in the country and among
the country villages, it came to be under
stood that a pagan or villager was, in
virtue of his residence, a worshiper of the
old gods, and thus the term acquired its
Lucius Flaccug, the legate, and Metellus
asserted that they beheld in Crete the
body of a man 33 cubits long, ox 42 feet.
A FAVORED CORPORATION
The Market - Street Railway
Company and Its Com
TWO PER CENT DIFFERENCE.
Some Franchises Having the Awk
ward Little Clause and What
Became of Them.
No street-railway "franchises" have been
granted since 1839 by the Board of Super
visors without the provision being at
tached that they shall pay 2 per cent of
their gross receipts into the City treasury.
"Extensions" of franchises granted ear
lier than 1889, and which themselves do
not carry that clause, are not so taxed.
That means to say that the Market
street Railway Company can extend its
lines in every direction to the City and
County line, for the nominal sum of $500
for each extension and group of extensions,
and be required to pay nothing further for
its privileges, while any other concern
wishing to build a line will be taxed 2 per
cent of the gross earnings, and required to
pay $5000 in the first instance.
This is another thoughtful illustration
of the many artful uses of that word "ex
tension," no reference to which can be
found in any of the laws regulating the
granting of franchises.
The fact is that the further one goes into
the study of street railway legislation in
this City the more the wonders unfold.
The franchises have been granted and re
granted, extended, re-extended, ramified
and abandoned in whole and in part until
only the high-salaried lawyers of the big
corporation know anything of them.
They, no doubt, through careful study,
know every winding of the labyrinth.
The grants overlap each other in many
cases, so that where the conditions of one
are onerous the big company effects to be
operating under the others.
Certain it is every competitor is at a dis
advantage, and they use every means of
keeping them so — chief of which means is
the Solid Eights of Boards of Supervisors.
Here is a franchise, however, which has
a 2 per cent clause in it, which ought to
make it difficult for even the company's
lawyers to find a wav round. It was
granted December 20, "1890, to the City
Railroad Company. The franchise became
the property of the Market-street Railway
Company at the time of tke consolidation.
One year ago the company reported to the
expert of the Finance Committee of the
Board of Supervisors that only one or two
blocks had been laid, that there was no
part of it in operation, and that there were
no receipts. The franchise was granted in
December, 1890, remember — and last year
only a few blocks had been laid. The
terms of this franchise are unusuaL They
are as follows:
At expiration of one year from date of opera
tion of any portion of this road a sworn state
ment shall be made, certified toby the expert of
the Finance Committee, showing gross receipts
and 2 per cent paid thereon.
The operation of "any portion of the
franchise" required a payment of 2 per
cent. That is very different from and
much more awkward than those 2 per cent
provisions that read "one year after com
pletion of this franchise."
Therefore as recently as a year ago the
company reports that "no part of the road
is in operation." But there are time limits
under which these franchises are forfeited
if their conditions are not fulfilled, so that
yesterday, upon inquiry at the office of the
company, Superintendent of Construction
H. H. Lynch stated to a Call man that
the line was all built except a strip on
Page street, which had been formally
The route in this franchise is as follows:
Commencing at Mission and Fourteenth, to
Potter, Market, Page, Masonic avenue, Fred
erick street to First avenue.
Commencing again at West Mission, to Brady,
Here are four other franchises, moat of
them small ones, now comprised in the
Market-street system, all containing the
2 per cent provision, none of which are
The first, granted to Stump Doble and
others November 18, 1891, is as follows:
Commencing at Mission and Sixth streets, on
Brannan, Eighth, Channel, Kansas aiid Ken
tucky, Railroad to Sixteenth avenues.
Mr. Lynch reports with regard to this
that there is trouble about the grades at
Sixteenth and Bryant streets, and for this
the road is not built between Townsend
and Kansas streets. The time does not
run out until November of next year.
A branch of the same, commencing at
Kentucky and Solano, out Kentucky to
Fourth to King, is running.
The next franchise was granted June
3, 1892, to the Ocean Beach Railway Com
pany, and commences at Fell and Stanyan
streets, Fulton, First avenue, Cliff House
road to the end thereof. Mr. Lynch re
ports the same difficulty about grades and
the road as built does not extend beyond
Thirteenth avenue outward.
The branch of the same road franchise
granted the same time commencing at
Church and Thirtieth on Church, to Her
mann, to Fillmore, was all abandoned —
the now famous Church-street franchise.
The franchise commencing at Church
and Ridley, on Ridley to Fillmore, to the
northern end thereof, has been in opera
tion a month.
On the branch commencing at Illinois and
Sixteenth streets, on Sixteenth to Market,
to Seventeenth, to Ashbury, Clayton, Carl
and Frederick streets, there is the same
complaint about grades on the iatter part.
The first part is in operation.
The same complaint is made on the
branch commencing at Turk and Fill
more, on Turk to First avenue, B street,
Nineteenth avenue, D street and Golden
Gate Park. The road is running to De
Following is the report concerning a
franchise granted on December 6, 1892.
The branch commencing at Castro and
Seventeenth, on Castro. Ridley, Devisadero
to its northerly end. The part on Devisa
dero and Page to Jackson is running. Com
mencing again at Potter and Twenty-sec
ond streets to Chattanooga, Twenty-fourth
to Hoffman avenue, has been running for
Commencing at Twenty-second and Do
lores streets, on Dolores, Twenty-fourth
to Chattanooga, running. Commencing
at Twenty-fourth and Noe, on Noe to
Jersey, is a side track.
Commencing again at Market and Sev
enth streets, on Seventh to King, nothing
has been done; time expires December,
Commencing at Napa and Kentucky
streets, on Napa to Maryland, nothing
done as yet.
For these four franchises the terms are
that two years after the completion of the
roads, sworn statements must be filed and
2 per cent paid on the gross receipts.
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS.
Julius Bluemel and Maria Bittcrman to Antonia
Schoenemann, lot on E Hue of Columbia (Florida)
street, 182 S of Twenty-fourth, S 20 by E 100; $10,
Estate of Hermann Binning (by Charles Binning,
administrator) to Patrick M. Toner, lot on N line
of Duncan street, 199:1134 E of Dolores, £
25:0 V* by N 114; $3160.
Margaret Mathews to Catherine M. Mathews,
lot on S line of Jackson street, 137 :6 Eof JLarkiu,
E 22:11 by 8 187:6: $10.
Matthew and Catherine Kavnnash to Clara M.
Platt, lot on E line of Steiner street, 128:3 N of
Hayes, E 85, N 9:3, W 10. N 14. W 76, 8 23:3;
E. W. and Em> E. Hyde to Julia Drnssrt. lot on
BE corner of Fell and Scott streets, E 87:6 by S
Henry O. Markbam to Frank B. Moors, lot on 8
line of Sacramento street, 165 W of Devisadero, W
23 by S 132:7; $10.
Charles A. Kiuit to Cornelius C. Murphy, lot on
E line of Stevenson street, 125 S of Eighteenth, N
25 )>>•]•; 81); $10.
Alexandra and Marie Brrtin to Jacob Holmann,
lot on S line or Fifteenth street, 260 E of Castro, E
60 by 8 116; $10.
M. Aiorgembau Company (a corporation) to An
ders A. Gradin. lot on W line Of York street, 127:6
S of Twenty-first, S 26:6 by W 100: 8825.
Anders A. Gradin to Stephen A. Bora, same;
A. E. Edwards to Arthur L. Sobev, lot on 8E cor
ner of Jersey and Sanchez streets, E 75 by S 114;
Thomas V, Edwards (trustee for George and
Sarah G. Edwards) to same, »arae; #6000.
Virginia C. and Levi Van Auken to If. H. Davis,
lot on W line of Pennsylvania avenue, 406:4 S of
Yolo street, 8 27:8 by W 100; $10.
Charles A. H. Anderson to Albert Fredericks, lot
on W line of Eleventh avenue, '225 S of California
street, S 25 by \V 120; $10.
David S. and Hallie Morris to Olive A. Wheeler,
lot on E line of Second avenue, 160 S of California
street youth, R 25 by E 120; $10.
A. K. P. Harmon to Marr M. B. Martin, lot on
NW corner of M. street and Tenth avenue, X 600
by W 240: $10.
George Fidd.'s (by J. J. McDade, Sheriff) to Fred
H. Hubert, lot on X line of Thirty-flfth avenne, 280
8 of U street, 8 25 by W 120; »125.
Kunnyside Land Company and California Title
Insurance and Trust Company to Clarence H.
Bishop, lot 80, block 48. Bunnyside: $10.
August H. Zitterburg to Robert Stitt, lot 185,
Gift Map No. 2; $10.
John O. Kelson to Pacific States S., L. and B.
Company, lot 19, block 4, Holly Park Tract:
T. E. Jewell to Susan Dans, lot on NE corner of
X street and Ninth avenue, E 100 by N 100, block
166, Central Park Homestead; $2200.
Thomas Donnellan of Oakland to Edith Mllll
chap of Oakland, lot on N line of Wallace or
Twenty-eighth street, 165 W of Grove, \V lis, N
280, E 60, S 140, W 25, S 140 to beginning, being
lots 3, 10 and 11. block D, Henry subdivision of
Whitcher, Brockhurst and Rowland Tract, Oak
Aaron Cerf of Mendocino to Bernard Cerf, lot on
S line of Fourth street, 112:6 W of Alice. W 37:6
by S 100, being lot 12 and \V half of lot 13, block
34, Oakland: 910.
P. D. Andrews, Alexander O. ana Lonlse M.
Giddes to C. E. Palmer of Oakland, lot on 8 line of
Ninth street, 115:9 E of Broadway, thence along S
line of Ninth 34:3, 8 75. \V 34:3, X 75 to begin
ning, being portion of lots 10 and 11, block 88,
Eliza A. Tompkins (by attorney) to Jane Me-
Cutcheon (wife of William), lot 26, block 84, Oak
Estate of William H. Glascock (by John R.
Glascock, trustee, and Mary A. Blow) to A. K.
Wilson of Oakland, lota 36 and 37, block 24, North
Alameda Tract, East Oakland: $10.
Charles A. and Alice C. Bailey of Oakland to
Alonzo Marston of Berkeley, lot on W line of
Tenth street. 261.80 Bof Channinc way, S 35 by
130, being lot 11 and 8 10 feet of lot 10, block 137.
corrected map, Avery Tract, Berkeley : f5.
Arthur F. Briage, A. P. and Lettie W. Holland,
G. W., Kittle D., G. W. and Kittle M. Dearborn to
Elizabeth B. Hitchcock (wife of D. W.), lot on NE
line of Monroe street, 248.12 SE of Twenty-third
avenue, SE 34, NE 92.16, W 19.57 toananKl.
thereof, thence following old county road 17.29
feet to point of intersection of said line of said road
and NW line of lot herein described, thence B\V
79.04 to beginning, being lot 4. Draper Tract,
Brooklyn Township: ?5.
Edith Hewit t« Felix Marcnse, lot on N lino of
Buena Vista avenue, 126 W of Joy street, W 29, N
99.94, E 25, 8 99.91 te beginning, being lot 6, block
D, Pitch Tract, Alameda: f 10.
Henry G. a«d Elizabeth Fiske to Elsie A. McEl
rath of Alameda, lot on NW corner of San Pablo
avenue and Isabella street, N 60 by W 100. being
lot 30 and portion lot 31, Gunn Tract, Oakland;
Charles A. and Mary A. Miller of Oakland to
Mary K. Field (wife of William J.). lot on SE cor
ner of Bay aud Williams streets, E 151:2 i/i, S
145:11, W 157:1015-16, N 110 to beginning, be
ing lots 11 to 16, block 46, lands at Oakland point
ferry landing, tract 406, Oakland ; ¥7000.
John Silva of San Pablo to Frank A.. Mary. John
T., Annie and Catherine Silva, iot on H line of
I'iiion avenue, 190 W of Green street, W 100 by S
155, being lot 26, block 3, Maxwell Tract, Oakland
Same to Elizabeth D. Silva, lot on a line of Union
avenue, 290 W of Green street, W 50 oy S 155,
portion of lot 27, block S, Maxwell Tract: gift.
Jeremiah and Margaret McNamara to Robert J.
McNamara, lot on W line of Tenth street, at the
Intersection of Durant street, N 100, thence at
right angles 75, thence at right angles 100, thence
at right angles 100, thence at right angles 75, to
beginning, being lots 11, 12. 13, block 2, I. M.
Weutworth Boot and Shoe Company's Tract (as
recorded}, Berkeley: $10.
Annie I*. I.uue of Alameda to William Lane, lot
on W line of Laurel street, 320 S of Clinton ave
nue, 8 40 by W 130, lot 17, block B, Bellevue
Tract, quitclaim deed, Alameda; $10.
Joseph A. Leonard Company (a corporation) to
James 8. Tyler, lot on N line of Eagle avenue. 126
E of Willow, E 42 by S 150, block 16, lands adja
cent to Encinal, Alameda; $10.
John Callaghan with Joseph Sullivan, to erect a
two-story building on E line of Alabama street, 208
S of Twenty-second; $2665.
Julia Drussel to E. W. Hyde, to erect a three
story building on SE corner of Fell and Scott
Mrs. A. C. Kiatz with H. B. Schmuckert, alterar
tions on a three-story building on W line of Bait
let t street, 286 Wof Twenty-tirst ; $1189.
Ferdinand Lopez, historiographer for the
King of Portugal, had a man brought be
fore liim in the Indies who "by good proof
had lived 340 years, had grown young four
times, changing his hair and getting new
teeth." Thi9 prodigy had about 700 wives
§ THE OWL
— — (if
1128 _3-_C«.x"_-_-©t Street,
320 IS. Spring Street,
OPEN ALL NIGHT.
THEY DO NOT SAY
How we can sell Canadian Club Whisky
for $1 per bottle,
OR EXPLAIN WHY
We sell HoflTs Extract Malt for $2 85 per
OR STATE THE FACT
That we sell Woodbury's Facial Soap for
25c a cake.
OR THAT THE COMBINE TRIED
To make us raise our prices
TO DIVERT THE FACT THAT
We regulate the price of drugs in San
THAT EVERYBODY IS OUR FRIEND.
Because we give them pure drugs and
medicines at living prices.
Palne's Celery Compound 60c
Scott's Emulsion 65c
: Mme. Churchill's Antiseptic 50ap............. 16c
Cutlcura and Pear's Soap....' 15c
I Kaufman's Sulphur 8itter5.......; 75c
Wampole's Cod Liver 0i1....: 75c
Phillips' Emulsion Cod Liver 0i1. ............ 75c
Baiter's Emulsion Cod Liver Oil 75c
1 Warner's Safe Kidney and Liver Cure .■....;. 85c
Joy's and Hood's Sarsaparllla ..■....;......... 65c
Allen's Pure Malt Whisky..: .X 85c
Lydia Pin-ham's C0mp0und:........?;....... ■ 76c
Fellows' Syrup Hypophosphltes 00
ttcura Resolvent. ■„-.- 70c
Chlchester's Pennyroyal PiUs .......$1 50
Syrup Figs and Pond's Extract... 35c
Carlsbad 5ai15...................... "... 65c
Mariana Coca Wlne.v...:. .;;.■.. . . $1 00
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills .' . 35c
Dr. Barclay's Periodical Pills . .'.s2 00
Mellln's F00d.;...;........-.......... ...35cand5oc
Arnica and Myrrh Tooth 50ap......,,,. ....... 16c
■ ' ■•• ■■ ■ _____ ■ ~ - ' -
A TONIC, REMEDY AND APPETIZER.
Painter's Coca Wine and Celery Tonic
The best, most delicious and popular
as a gentle ntimulaut and ; :-.;:■
appetizer. ■ ' ■
REGULAR PRICE »1 85.
Our Price 85c a Bottle.
FOR MEDICINAL USE,
ALLEN'S PURE HALT WHISKY.
Perfect in Flavor. Absolutely Pure.
85c per Bottle.
PACIFIC COAST AGENTS FOR 1
EDISON'S OBESITY GOODS.
PILLS. : SALTS. BANDS.
i? WRITE FOB CIRCULAR. -
NEW TO-DAY. L___ —^
I ft BROS.
m \\SH3ECO. 04
WE WILL CLOSE OUT
01 ENTIRE STOCK
50c OH fHE DOLLAR;
We are the only House that has a
large stock of Tan Shoes. The peo-
ple know It. They all say we are
paralyzing' the market on
We have the shoes, but must dis-
pose of them to'make room for our
Read the following
IT CASH PRICE LIST *>?
And you will see that we are sell-
Ing shoes for about one-half what
you have been paying. -
It will pay any one to buy all ths
TAN SHOES they need for this
season during this sale.
CHILDREN'S ANT) MISSES' TAN BUTTON •
SHOES, spring heels, square toes and tips.
Sizes 5 to 7V» 85c.
Sizes 8 to 11..... 95c.
Sizes liy 2 to 2 $1 16.
LADTES' TAN BUTTON SHOES, heel or sprint;
heel, square toe and tip :... $150 per pair.
Regular price $2 50.
LADIES' RAZOR-TOE TAN BUTTON OR LACK
SHOES, flexible soles s?l 75 per pair.
Regular price $3. '
LADIES' FINE TAN KID BUTTON, latest style
pointed or narrow square toes, light flexible
soles, a perfect finished shoo $12 per pair.
Rsgular price $3 50.
LADIES' FINEST QUALITY TAN KID BUT-
TON OR LACE SHOES, hand-turn soles, latest
style pointed razor toes .........$3 per pair.
Regular price $5 per pair.
LADIES' TAN OXFORD TIES, pointed or narrow
square toes $1 per pair.
LADIES' TAN SOUTHERN TIES, pointed or
narrow square toes $1 50 per pair.
LADIES' FINE TAN KID OXFORD TIES,
hand turn soles, latest style pointed or square
toes .....; ....$2 per pair.
YOUTHS' AND BOYS' TAN LACE SHOES,
: solid soles.
Youths' sizes. 11 to 2 $160 \
: Boys' sizes, i-'Vfe to 5Va $1 .76 . A
1000 PAIRS OF MEN'S TAN CALF SHOES,
at.... '....$2 per pair.
Regular price $4.
WE WILL SELL ALL BLACK
SHOES at the SAME PRICE.
By the Above You "Will See That Yon
Have All to Gain and Nothing to Lose
by Buying Your Shoes at v
812-814 MARKET STREET,
PHELAN BUII.DKNTG. .
. LDHDY'S .
For 20 Years at the Corner of Third
and Market, is
REMOVED TO 16 ELLIS ST,
Where Old and New Customers Will
18k WEDDING KINGS A SPECIALTY.
TSTHEVERY BEST ONE TO EXAMINE YOTTR ~
leyes and fit them to Spectacles or Eyeglassei
i with instruments of his own Invention, whose
j iuperiorlty has not been equaled. My success has
been due to the merits of my work.
Office Hours— l2 to *r. m.
A LADIES' GRILL ROOM
Has been established in the Palace Hotel
0 ACCOUNT OF REPEATED DEMANDS'
made on the management. : It takes the piaoa
of the city restaurant, with direct entrance from
Market st. Ladies shopping will find this a most
desirable place to lunch. Prompt service and mod-
erate chwrges, such as have Riven the gentlemen's
Grillroom an international reputation, will prevai
In this new department. .
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION .
Of Graduates of San Francisco Nor-
j | mal School.
BY ORDER OF THE CITY BOARD OF .Ex-
amination a competitive . examination of the
graduates of the San i'rancisco Normal School of
May, 1595, In conformity with Section 106 of the
rules of the - Board of Education, will -be held 'at
the i San ■ Francisco • Normal . School \ building, on
Powell St., near Clay st., commencing on Saturday
morning, August 10, at 9 o'clock. ii[FWh m iwtqmO
- GEO. W. WADE,
Secretary City Board of Examination.
* tffS ChtcScctcr'i Ensllth Diamond Brand.
PChlefeeetcr 1 * EnglUh Diamond
B - *-~&*~*>L* : ' ' Or! jlnul and Only Genuine. A
. ry*./rSiJSrv safc, »lwaj» reliable, ladies a»k /K\
fi>4\ iyjjU D.-uijSs; for' Chiehtttert Bnf'itH Di<t/gt\\
ieM^S&?\m>>n,l Brand in He d and Gold metallic VUfef
S-v — »LV^jb«xej. Mated with bin* ribbon. ' Take \W .
■■'•* l^\ 9^R>jnnother. KrfusedangerouMtttbitxtvr ▼ W
' I'/ ~ (V tiont and imitation*. At Drujjl"'. »r ie«il4<% ,^
I •» JJf is st.uapi for particular!, t*.'tlmcnl»l« »ci
\•• ■¥% *' Keller for Ladle*." in Utttr, by return
_• A. ' . JY - Mail. l<»,000 TMiimoßi»li. ■ Sane Paper. .
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Said kr ul Local DruuiKi. l'»llm<U., t> *,
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