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A WAGON CAMPAIGN
Populists Decide Upon
a Boycott of the
WILL TRAVEL BY TEAM.
Delegates to Canvass for Votes
While Journeying to the
FINANCIAL ISSUES DISCUSSED.
A Resolution Requesting: a Changre
In the Omaha Platform Is
SAN JOSE, C.-.:.., Oct. lo.— The State
Central Committee of the Populism con
tinued its session here to-day. The follow
ing resolution, introduced by J. A. John
son, was the lirst subject under discussion:
Resolved, That it fi the sense of this confer
ence of the Populisms of California that those
who have been honored with the confidence of
the r«rty in being placed in positions of trust
and the management of party affairs should
alher- : he trreat chart of principles
laid down in tne Omaha platform until the
rarty Itself in National convention shall au
thorize other course of action, or else they
should resign their trust aud responsibility.
This resolution, Mr. Johnson stated, was
intended to stop members of the Populist
] any from enlarging upon the platform or
making excuses for alleged defects. The
resolution was unanimously adopted. W.
11. Gilstrap of Tulare offered a resolution
in effect that the chairman of the County
Central Committee be instructed to include
in the call for county conventions that a
member from each county be elected as a
member of the State Central Committee,
said committeeman to be a delegate to the
State Convention. This was also adopted.
J. V. "Webster offered the following:
That i: is the Eense of xl|is body
that delegates to the convention make
the trip overland by private conveyances, and
hold public meetings along the way to and
from the convention, providing that the con
vention shall be held in a season of the year
when it would be practicable to travel in that
In speaking of his resolution Mr.
"Webster said he thought great campaign
work could be effected in the small towns
io the State if the delegates, in their camp
ing wagons, would stop in going to and
from the convention and hold msss-meet
ings. Such a mode of doing political cam
paign work was ne.T, and crowds could be
collected to hear the truth in regard to
political affair?. James Taylor Rogers of
-co, J.L.Gilbert of Fresno, E.
M. Wardall of Los Angeies and W. 11.
Giistrapof Tulare spoke in favor of this
plan. J. L. Gilbert stated that he came up
from Fresno on this occasion in that man
ner, and that the trip was delightful and
inexpensive. He said the price of one
iger ticket by rail would pay the en
tire expenses incurred by four persons dur
ing the trip.
Wardall of Los Angeles said he would
bring music along with his party, and that
rousing meetings wouid be held in every
hamlet on the road. It was suecested that
the delegates from the extreme northern
portions of tne State could come partly by
rail and join some camping parties leaving
from le«s distant points. The resolution
of Mr. "Webster was adopted amid much
The reports of W. H. Gilstrap and E. M.
"vVardall as to the best manner of conduct
ing county campaigns were received with
applause. Mr. Gilstrt? said the Populists
h».d elected live of the most important bffi
cors of Tulare County, and he thought
their success was due to having olubs in
every precinct and making a complete poll
of the county before the election. The
poll had come within j. very few of the
number of votes cast at the election. Mr.
Warjiall thought organization and the use
of stereopticon views in illustrating Popu
list arguments had produced the successful
result recorded in Alameda County.
A resolution was introduced by A. B.
Johnson, in effect that the National Con
vention be requested to change the word
ing "i the plank in the Omaha platform
relative to the money question. This pro
voked much discussion. It wa3 argued
that the words, "or some better," in the
platform regarding the establishment of
the sub-treasury idea cf the party, were
too indetinite. This plank, it was stated,
was now the main issue of the Populist
party, and it should be beyond the possi
bility of any uncertain meaning.
Mr. Johnson wished the plank to state
positively that the Populists demanded
free coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1 :
that they demanded the abolition of Na
tional banks and t&e establishment of
postal savings banks and the issue of paper
money direct by the treasury and the call
ing in of all National bank notes, and that
all paper money be non-redeemable in
either silver or gold coin, and that every
dollar so issued by the treasury be legal
tender for ail debts of a pubiic or private
nature. After a long discussion this reso
lution was tabled.
The committee having completed its
labors it adjourned sine die.
MILK AT ST. JOSEPH'S.
Two Cows Temporarily Quar
antined at the Orphan
Physicians and Sisters Say the
Death of Babes Are Caused by
: Inspecter Dockery inspected the
cows at St. Joseph's Orphan Asylum yes
His visit to that institution was inspired
by the hope of discovering in the quality
of milk used a possible or probable cause
for the unusual mortuary record of the in
fant department of that institution. He
was nccompanied by Veterinary 6urgeon
Cresyley. They examined several of tbe
cows, and found two that they thought
should not be used as a source of lacteal
supply until a further examination had
been made. They will continue their in
vestigation of .the milk-givers to-day and
There are twenty-two cows at the asy
lum. About half of that number supplies
the milk for the infant department, and
the others are in the s-ervice of the main
building, where the older children have
their quarters. The cattle for the most
part were found in a fat, sleek, healthy
condition, and the stables are as clean as
it is possible to keep places of that kind.
Inspector Dockery gave his orders that
the milk from the two cows designated
should not be used until further examina
tion had been made as a matter of precau
tion. It is not certain that there is any
cause for apprehension in the milk of
these two feminine bovines, but Mr. Dock
ery does not wish to be incautious until he
ha's made a thorough investigation. The
physicians and listers in charge do not
ascribe tne mortuary record of the infant
department of the institution to impure or
diseased milk. They incline to the belief
that the seed? of dissolution are sown
when the poor little castaways are left on
the doorsteps on one or the other of the
two buildings by inhuman or unfeeling
parents. The waifs are scantily clad and
poorly nourished and have to suffer from
the cold for hour?, perhaps, before the
kind sisters open the doors of the asylum
and their warmer hearts to the poor little
The parents of .these death-claimed cast
aways are the murderers. Numberless
babes, ranging in age from two, three and
four days to a few weeks are left at the
door of tne asylum more dead than alive.
Many of them are tntirely unprotected
from the cold, having merely a little slip
or scanty swath to cover up their pure
••I have given instructions." said Inspec
tor Dockerv, "that the milk from two cows
1 examined is not to be used until I have
finished the investigation and extended
examination in the cases of the suspected
COWS. When I have examined the entire
population of the orphanage dairy, I will
be able to give my definite conclusion and
Drs. C. A. Creppins and M. A. Mc-
Laughliu do not think the milk has any
thing to do with the numerous deaths in
the infant department. They agree with
Bister Stanislaus that the inhuman neglect
of the parents is accountable for the greater
number of aeaths.
"The cows are in splendid condition,"
remarked Dr. Creppins of the main build
ing yesterday afternoon. "We use no
other milk that that which conies from the
James P. Dockery, Milk Inspector,
Who Is Examining the Source of
the Lacteal Supply at St. Joseph's
[I'.-i.-m a photograph.}
cows on our ground. If the milk was im
pure the record of the department over
which I preside as medical attendant
would not be what it is. Out of 380 in
mates the average daily number in the
infirmary is only three. "That is a record
bard to beat."
Sister Stanislaus called attention to the
same fact. "It cannot be due to the milk;,"
she said. "In our department there is
hardly anv sickness, and the children use
the same milk as that erven to the babies.
The seeds of dissolution are sown in the
poor little weak systems of the neglected
and cast-nff infants before they ever come
under our care and tender, healthful
Inspector Dockery will continue his in
vestigation this morning and through the
The Board of Health Met Last Night
and Laid Them Down.
The Board of Health met last night and
adopted rules and regulations for the gov
ernmep* ?f Milk Inspector Dockery. The
standard of milk was made as follows:
Specific gravity of not less than 10.29 per
cent, of total milk solids not less than 12
per cent, and of butter fat nflt less than 3
The following is the table of relative
cream percentages for the respective
months: Jauuary and February, 9}^;
March, 9: April, May and June, 9^'; July,
August and September, 10; October, No
vember and December, 10"> 2 .
It is made the duty of the inspector to
inspect all places where milk is stored or
kept for sale, and all vehicles carrying
milk, and take samples -to be analyzed,
and to arrest all persons engaged in hand
ling impure milk.
Instruments for making tests are pre
scribed in the rules, such as the lacto
meter, cremometer, lactoscope and| pio
scope, and many other scientific details
were Indulged in which wiil be of the
utmost interest to the milkmen who use
water where water is not desirable to the
Sei«ed 3lilk Samples.
Milk Inspector Dockery made a raid on
the early milk-wagons yesterday morning,
that come into the City by the Mission
roads. One batch of them was halted on
Twentieth street and another on Valencia.
The inspector took samples trom each of
the various wagons and then allowed the
drivers to proceed. These samples were
yesterday subjected to the lO l^ per cent
test. A number of them were found below
the mark and such samples were delivered
to Attorney Dennis Spencer, who will in
stitute the proper legal proceedings for the
punishment of the offenders.
The Waiters' Union Gaining Strength.
Newly Elected Officers.
The recently organized White "Waiters'
Union of San Francisco met last evening
and made preparations for a mass-meeting
to be held next week. The object is to in
terest all laboring men, and particularly
all waiters, in the formation of a strong
The union started a week or so ago with
about twenty-five mem bers, who struck at
the Creamerie restaurant on Market street.
Now there are sixty names on the roll.
Furniture-workers' Local Union No. 15
met last evening and installed the follow
in* officers: President, H.Weideling; finan
cial secretary, E. P. Burman ; control sec
retary, J. Jorgensen: delegate to the Labor
Council, E. P. Burman.
The recent flight of George Van Guelpen,
secretary of the Cigar-makers' Interna
tional Union No. 225, with some of the
union's funds has caused the members to
change their by-laws so that so much worK
and responsibility will not rest with one
man. Heretofore one man did all the
work and handled nearly all of the cash.
The change was made lasteveniug and the
following officers were elected: Financial
secretarv, A. C. Dale; corresponding sec
retary, W. E. Kelly; treasurer, J. Gassner.
Santa Sosa Maces Declared Off.
SANTA ROSA, Cal., Oct. 15.-The bi
cycle race meeting under the auspices of
the National Circuit here on November 16
has been declared off. Santa Rosa wheel
men cannot have the new bicycle track
here ready by that time. The races go
over until carnival week next vear
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, J895.
LOS ANGELES SCHEME
Successful Fruition of
IS GROWING IN FAVOR.
Cheap Supplies Furnished by
the Socialist Association
RAPIDLY BRANCHING OUT.
Citizens of Wealth and Influence
Extend Their Support to the
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 15.— 0n the
Ist day of iast January a unique enter
prise was started in Los Angeles. Some
of the people who believe in socialist
ideas— not at all the type of men who fly
the banner of anarchism, but quite another
type, who believe that all humanity
should be united into one helpful brother
hood — came together and incorporated as
the "Socialist Co-operative Association."
They had a very practical object in view.
They put together their cash capital,
which was precisely $M all told, and estab
lished a store on the co-operative plan.
For two weeks they occupied quarters on
Sixth street, which an enthusiastic mem
ber offered them rent tree, but at the end
of that first two weeks they were com
pelled to move to more commodious and
central rooms, and they rented the store
at 641 North Main street, where they have
remained ever since, although the en
terprise has already outgrown its new
The association's plan is after the system
which has found such favor and resulted
so successfully in the manufacturing dis
tricts of England. Every man, woman
or child who wishes to join and receive its
full benefits buys a slice of stoct for $5,
which entitles to a share in the dividends,
The store is conducted in the most mod
est fashion and with the least possible ex- j
pense, the few employes necessary to han
dle the goods being paid by a fund created
through adding 10 per cent to the original
cost of the goods sold each month~and'
dividing the amount between them. The
employes are all members of the associa
tion and most enthusiastic in their support
of it, and they themselves resolved from
the first that no part of the capital stock
represented by the shares sold should be
spent for wages.
Of course this method of wage-paying
meant very little for the men in the begin
ning. It meant very little for them at any
time unless they had faith in the success
and growth of the enterprise. That this
faith is well justified is demonstrated by
the books of the association, which show
that the dividend system of wages re
sulted in monthly salaries of $25 apiece, for
the-last three months and the business is
growing with inconceivable rapidity.
At the end of every quarter after paying
the rent, which is a nominal matter as
they occupy a cheap store quite re
moved from the business center and fur
ther reduce expenses by renting space to
a couple of societies and a wholesale station
er, all the profits over and above the cost
of the goods.with 10 per cent added for run
ning expenses, are counted out and re
turned to the shareholders. The first quar
ter al6 per cent dividend was declared.
The second resulted in a 15 per cent divi
dend, and this quarter will be about the
same. In this way every shareholder se
cures all the necessaries or life at whole
sale rates with a slight charge for the ex
pense of handling.
"When the co-operative store was started
it was confined to staple groceries. It soon
broadened in its scope and now carries a
stock of crockery, underwear and notions
as well. It has formed alliances with
other groceries, hardware and drygoods
dealers, hatters, clothiers and shoe stores,
by which any shareholder nan go outside
of the co-operative society itself and make
purchases, and have from 5 to 25 per cent
refunded en these purchases when the bills
are turned in to the association.
There are now ninety-four shareholders,
and although mechanics and laborers com
prise the greater number, doctors and law
yers and dentists are included in no in
considerable number, and even a couple of
millionaires own shares and are liberal
customers. Among these wealthy share
holders are H. G.Wilshire, a rich property
owner; V. Dol, owner of the old postofrke
block; Mr. Le Brun and E. C. SchnabeL
Luke T. Bechtel, a lawyer, is the president!
and the five directors are Messrs. Bech
tel, Arnalstein, Potts, Vilhnger and Rieder.
Several gentlemen engaged in lines of
trade represented in the store have cor
dially enrolled themselves upon the^ist of I
members and a very large patronage comes
bom outsiders, for non-members buying j
goods of the association receive a rebate of
half profits at the end of every quarter.
The establishment now runs two delivery
teams, one of the wagons being the gift of
an enthusiastic member, A. M. Leach. It
has lately opened a coal and woodyard,
which at the outset returned $100 a month
profits over and above the expense of run
ning. Last week a bakery was started, and
it is the intention to add to these various
industries new features as fast as the capi
tal or resources will admit. Perhaps the
great secret of the success of all that has
so far been undertaken is the inflexible
rule pursued from the first— to buy and
sell for cash only.
The manager of the store is Lemuel Bid
die, formerly a master machinist of the
Southern Pacific, who lost his position in
the company's shops during the late
strike. Mr. Biddle is the vice-president of
the Council oi Labor of Los Angeles.
The Social Labor party, of which this or
ganization is an outgrowth, is strong in
Los Angeles. Its war cry is "Down with
WHX EBXISGTOX IfJE.vr FREE.
Jurors Claim Their Verdict Accorded
With the Court's Instructions. ,
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 15.— The ver
dict of "Not guilty," brougnt in last night
in the Errington murder case, has caused
some unfavorable comment nere because
of the peculiarity of the instructions de
livered by Judge Smith to the jury, several
of the members of which claim that under
them no other verdict could be rendered.
Said the court:
"The mere fact that a man goes with the
wife of another (she being willing) even
against the will and contrary to the wishes
of her husband will not justify a personal
assault by the husband. If, therefore, vou
rind from tbe evidence that the defendant
Ernneton walked down street with the
wife of the deceased with her consent, but
after bein? forbidden to do so, I instruct
you that this fact was no justification in
law for the husband to commit any per
Another instruction reads in substance :
'NYhere it is questionable whether the
deceased made an attack upon the defend
ent threats that were communicated to
mm prior to the homicide are to be con
Another instruction in effect states:
Tne fact that the defendant had a pistol
with him is not to be considered." The
fact that the wounded husDand had none
was not taken into consideration.
.brnngton, after getting his photograph
from the rogues' gallery in the City Prison,
leit for ban Francisco on the afternoon
MAOTTIRE WAS J.V ZOVE.
Cause of the Officer's Suicide Revealed at
LOS ANGELES, Cal,, Oct. 15.-The ver
dict of the Coroner's jury in the case of
Police Officer J. p. Maguire was "Death
by a gunshot wound infiicted by himself
during a fit of temporary insanity." The
members of the Lewis family, with whom
Maguire had been very intimate for sev
eral years, were present to testify, and
the father, mother and daughter "denied
that Maguire had given any money to the
eldest girl, Bella, with whom it was re
ported Maguire was madly in love, and
who is now in New York City. Maeuire'a
will was read, it bequeathing all his pos
sessions at the time of his death to Bella
Soon after the verdict was given and the
jurymen had departed a letter bearing the
>ew York postmark, addressed to the dead
ofticer. was delivered to the Coroner. It
proved to be a letter from Bella Lewis,
asking for money to come home, and say
ing that she would be contented to live in
furnished rooms with nim, the tenor of
the letter intimating plans for a marriage
on her arrival. It is presumed that Ma
guire was unable to carry out the plans of
himself and the girl, and in a fit of de
sponaency committed suicide.
Maguire left a note requesting the Ma
sons to cremate his remain*.
O.V TRIA.L FOR MURDER.
Frank Hoemer Arraigned for the Killing
of B. M. Vllery.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 15.-An
other murder trial, in which the plea of
self-tfefense will cut a big figure and be the
principal contention, began this morning
before Judge Smith in Department 1 of
the Superior Court. It is that of Frank
Roemer for the killing of B. M. Tilery at
Downey on July 15 last.
Roemer had a dispute with Ullervover a
small sum of money and TJllery drew a re
volver, threatening to kill him. The row
was averted for the time being, but the
men met the next day and the shooting
occurred, resulting in"Ullery's death. The
theory of the prosecution is that the shoot
ing was not justified and that I'llery made
no such motions as would lead a reason
able man to infer that his life was in dan
Held to Annxrer for the Abduction of
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 15.—Ed
ward Rangod, who was concerned in the
abduction of Adrian Pavlides, the young
daughter of the Greek Consul residing in
this city, had his preliminary examina
tion to-day and was held in the sum of
$1000 to answer in the Superior Court.
The Le Page girl, who was his com
panion, was released and the charge
against her dismissed, but she was placed
under $500 bonds to appear as a witness
against Rangod. Rangod's examination
was conducted behind closed doors.
Japanese Want a Tiee-Consul.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 15.— The Jap
anese of this city want a Vice-Consul here
and they have decided to petition Minister
Kurino at Washington.
SVISVy SPOHTSMES J.V TROUBLE.
Action Brought Against Men Who Killed
Game Out of Season.
SUISTTN, Oal., Cct. 15.— The case of
Charles H. Kellogg, as trustee of Cordelia
Shooting Club, against William King et
al., will come up before Judge Buckles on
Thursday, October 24. The outcome of
this trial will be watched with interest by
sportsmen, as it is claimed that hunter's
have a right to shoot over marsh lands.
The season opened this morning, and
sportsmen were more numerous than here
tofore. Ducks are verv plentiful, and the
prospects are good for the season. Over
3000 ducks were killed this morning.
FIRE XEAR CHICO.
Fifteen Tons of Fruit on the Kemp Ranch
CHICO, Cal., Oct. 15.— Fire destroyed
fifteen tons of dried fruit on the ranch of
W. H. Kemp, on Pine Creek, last night.
The fruit was stored in a small house,
which was burned to the ground. The fire
is thought to have been the work of tramps
as a blanket, a bottle half-filled with beer
and a can half-filled with freshly cooked
peaches were found near the frnithouse.
The fruit was insured for $1000 and the
fruithouse for $50. An insurance of $150
was also carried on the trays ana boxes.
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F H Bell. Auburn G W Langan. Uvermora
E Hartman, Sacto J H Wiseman, Sacto
Mrs Martin. Hamilton.O A Lawrence, lowa Hill
R J Ashman, Folaom B K King, Folsom
Hiss Hatch, Boston Miss Ella Hatch. Boston
Miss Bessie Hatch, Bostn Mrs Winson <fc fm, S Jose
B P Tober, Auburn E de Sahla Jr, Nevada Cy
R K Luce. New York J B Scott. Salinas
n Donovan it w. Hollistr L M Backer <fc w, 8 Josa
V M Small, Boston C A Overton. Boston
<; W Kummer, Seattle H M Blacs, Pasadena
II A Smith, Astoria E Jl Brattaln, Oregon
E Werngrue, Portland
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C Kennedy, Lincoln Q J Owens, Los Angeles
C \v Cr*!l, Los Angeles C L Ruwrles. Stockton
M Schwarz, X? B L Ryder, San Jose
J B Risque. Grass Valley BrZT Magill. Healdsburg
A N Cunipbell, Cal J W Kldale, Los Gatos
M Abrams. Santa Cruz H C Clark, Yuba City
Dr Osborne&w. Eldridge B A Hawkins, Madera
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Miss M. Doud.NevadaCty H A Olmstead, Monterey
C M Olmstead, 111 L Haltabell. Yuba City
James Simpson, Eureka I Cullberg Jr. Enreka
E Jungerman, Columbia K C Terry- Clayton
Kev C Ben am, Napa W H McMinn, San Jose
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vv R Cauthers, Sta Rosa R E Starkweather, Han-
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Miss C C Smith, Salinas H E Picket, Placervlllo
Mrs K A Bradley, & son, Mrs F Bradley, San Jose
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Miss A Mclaughlin, San Jose ~-
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F A Lyon, Sacramento A M Draper, N Y i
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SONOMA'S QUEER SUIT
Action to Recover Cash
Stolen From the
PLIGHT OF BONDSMEN.
Asked to Make Good a Large
Sum Secured by a
STORY OF THE DARING RAID.
Treasurer Stofen Imprisoned in a
Vault After It Had Been
SAXTA ROSA, Cal., Oct. 15.— The trial
of the People of Sonoma County vs. P. N.
Stofen and his bondsmen, J. H. Brush, M.
Doyie, A. P. Overton, Hollis Hitchcock
and Con, Shea was begun to-day before
Judge Dougherty in the Superior Court.
This suit is brougbt by the county to re
cover $7815 79. stolen from the County"
Treasurer's office in a bold daylight rob
bery, when Treasurer Stofen was shut into
the vault by the bandit. Besides this
amount, $585 of Captain Stofen's private
funds was stolen, making a total of $8400 79
cash taken by the robber. In the answer
to the complaint, filed by the defendants,
they allow for a shortage of $6816 19 only,
claiming that $863 80 belonged to the re
demption fund and was money paid the
treasurer by private parties for the pur
chase of delinquent tax sales; also $135 80
belonging to the estates of deceased per
sons and unreclaimed. Both of these
amounts were /kept by themselves and
were not considered as county money.
Captain Stofen described the robbery in
detail. After opening the vault and step
ping into it after the money trays and
starting out again he was met at the vault
door by the robber, who, knife in hand,
told him to hand the money over. The
robber was about six feet in height and of
rather stout build. He could not describe
exactly the appearance of the man because
he stood in the shadow of the door and his
form was not plainly visible. The robber,
besides carrying a knife in his hand, had
a pistol strapped to him.
Stofen related how he had been locked
up in the vault after the money had been
taken, how he had lost consciousness and
the sensations he experienced. From his
feeling when consciousness returned he
things he must have been struck on the
head by the robber with some blunt instru
Mrs. Stofen testified that she went to
Cloverdale on December 27, the day before
the robbery. After returning home she
had O r one to the treasury door, but not
being able to get in she went to the house.
She returned again to the courthouse and
went into the superintendent's office and
inquired for her husband, but hearin g
nothing of nim sot Janitor rfassett to open
the door for her. Judge Moore was with
them. They heard a noise from the inte
rior of the vault, and she tried the combi
nation, succeeding at the second attempt
in opening the outer and inner doors of
the vault. She could not tell in what po
sition she found her nusband, as she was
greatly excited at the time. He had been
hurt on the head, having evidently been
struck with something. Mr. Stofen was in
a very weak condition a numberofdavs
after the robDery and was compelled to be
in bed most of the time.
The case was coutinued to a future date
FRAVH 1S ALLEGED.
Santa Kosa'a Water War to He Carried
Into the Courts.
SANTA ROSA, Cal., Oct. 15.— Suit will
be begun to-morrow against the City of
Santa Rosa, the Common Council, Robert
Effey of Santa Cruz as contractor and
Paul B. Perkins of San Francisco as sub
contractor, to set aside a contract for the
construction of water works, entered into
on September 23 between the ciiv and
The complaint charges collusion and
fraud. It will allege that the Council and
Mayor as individuals entered into an agree
ment with Effey in September, 1894, that if
he would bia for the city bonds in sum of
$165,000 the contract would be given him
to construct the works for $161,000;
that there was no money in the city
treasury at the time of E'ffey's bid, and
that the intention of the Mayor and Coun
cil was to exchange the bonds for the
works. It will also be alleged that other
contractors offered to do the same work for
$30,000 less to the knowledge ol Council and
The complaint will state that no bonds
have ever Deen sold, and that when the
Council let the contract to Effty to con
struct the works there was not nor had
there ever been any money in the city treas
ury applicable to the construction of water
works, and that the Council was informed
as to all the facts. It will be made to ap
pear that the Council and the Mayor
directed the payment to Effev of $161,000
in advance of any work being done, with
out any bond, and that Effey is almost if
not entirely insolvent.
Reply of the Market-Street Railway
Company to the Supervisors.
The Market-street Railway Company has
sent the following communication to the
Board of Supervisors regarding its inten
tion of using certain streets:
In response to your request to be informed
■what action the Market-street Railway Com
pany proposes to take in the matter of its fran
chise on Page street, and what the company
intends to do in regard to its tracks on that
street, I would state that it is the intention of
th#.-company to operate the tracks on Paee
street as at present laid, viz.: a single track
from Fillmore to Devisadero streets and a
double track thence to Stanyan street, and that
if it is desired the company will remove the
single track from its present position to the
center of the street.
As to the other 6treett upon which the com
pany has franchises which it is stated are not
at present utilized or regularly operated, in re
gard to which your board des"ires information
that it may act intelligently (and without un
just interference with the rights granted to the
company) on petitions of property-owners for
the improvement of streets and for the opera
tion of the roads lor which franchises
have been granted: we beg to state to
your honorable board that it is the
desire and intention of our company to for
mally abandon its franchises on such portions
of streets as tracks have been laid, which
upon the completion of its system, it is found
will not be required in the operation of its
lines, but as our directors have not yet fullv
determined upon the exact mode of the future
operation of all its lines it is impossible to
make a complete list at the present time of the
streets or portions of streets which will be so
We wish, however, to have it fully under
stood with your honorable board that our
company Is interested in having good streets
and will co-operate with the City authorities
and property-owners to thisend,"anrt that it
will m no way obstruct or delay any improve
ments that the City or property-owners may
Irom time to time wish to proceed with prior
to the abandonment of franchises referred to
as a whole; it will, upon receipt of notice of
contemplated street improvements upon anv
street upon which tracks are now laid, either
join in the work of such improvements or
abandon such portions of its franchise as mav
s^ee o t3?o C o e c ( cup n i < ed! emOVe the traCkß bom th ' e
DR. SHORES' COLUMN.
WHY PAX MORE?
Dr. A. J. ' Shores' Terms $3 Per Month
Until Gnred— Medicines Famished Free.
Read the Evidence of People Living
Among Yon Who Are Hilling to Tes-
tify. _ ;
WHY IS IT THAT PEOPLE ARE SO READY
and willing to testify to the benefits re-
ceived from DR. A. J. SHORES' treatment for
the cure of Catarrh and Chronic Diseases ? Be-
cause DR. SHORES' treatment CURES; and
what is more natural than for one to inform
his or her triends, and the public generally, of
a benefit received? In every city where DR.
SHORES has offices he is beloved by the sick
and suffering because of his honesty with
them, as well as the wonderful success of his
Mrs. Francis Bost, 261 East Park St., Holly Park.
In San Francisco DR. SHORES again showed
his sympathy for the sick by placing his terms |
at $3 per month until cured; all necessary |
medicines furnished free.
Read the statement of Mrs. Frances Bost of
261 East Park street, Holly Park:
"For five years," said Mrs. Bost, "I have been i
a terrible sufferer from catarrh, resulting from !
an attack of la grippe. I had violent coughing i
spells, terrible pains in my head, excessive '
dropping of mucus into the throat; became so
dizzy at times that I would fall to the floor;
couldn't sleep at night; appetite poor, and i
what little food I did eat caused great distress !
in my stomaoh; v/as very nervous. I had spent !
a great deal of money in treating for my j
trouble before coming to DR. SHORES, but otv- |
tained no relief. I felt much benefited after i
the first treatment with DR. SHORES, and after |
one month's treatment my general health is i
much improved. I can conscientiously recom- j
mend DR. SHORES' treatment to. others, and I '
wish to state further that DR. SHORES has
faithfully carried out every promise made."
A SPECIAL DEPART MENT.
From requests by manv people in San Fran-
cisco DR. A. J. SHORES has added to his offices i
a special department for the cure of PRIVATE
DISEASES of both sexes. In this department !
DR. SHORES has surrounded himself with the !
latest scientific instruments for the cure of !
these diseases. Piles cured.
DR. A. J. SHORES CO.,
Expert Specialists in the Cure of
Catarrh and All Forms of
A. J. SHOKLS, H.D.,
President and Medical Director.
A. J. HOWE, M.D.,
R. B. >"tW, M.D.
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Office hours— 9 to 12 a. m., 2to 5 and 7to S
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SPECIAL NOTlCE— Parties living at a dis-
tance write, describing your case.
THE RED HAND OF ROME
Subject of Father Yorke's Lec
ture at Metropolitan
He Replies to Charges Against the
Catholic Church and Presents
Under the auspices of the Y. M. C. U. at
the Metropolitan Temple last night Father
Yorke, chancellor of this diocese, delivered
a lecture on "Rome's Red Hand." An
immense crowd gathered to hear him, and
every seat and aisle of the house was tilled
before 7 o'clock, and sti 11 a throng crowded
about the entrance unable to iind even
He said in part: "I have been asked to
speak to you concerning the charges
which week after week have been made
against our church and our individual
honor. We are taunted with the cry that
we have no answer to make.
"They say it is better to ignore charges l
of a base character, but when a mans
character has been aspersed and the good i
name of Catholic wives and mothers has
been traduced it falls upon us to vindicate
the falsity of these charges like men."
Father Yorke described the services of j
those noble ladies who, during war and
pestilence, nursed the wounded and sick
He continued :
"The organization responsible for this
attack is known as the A. P. A. While its
leaders publicly declare they make war on
no man's religion, -yet President Hud
dleson in the Oakland Tribune says : 'The
A. P A. will strike straight from the
shoulder and beneath the fifth rib of everv
Roman Catholic ; I would not belong to it
if it did not.'
"The means emDloyed bv the \ P V
has been a long 'catalogue of forgeries!
They spread all over the countrv quota
tions alleged to have been taken from
Catholic books. I need not tell that what
ever has been said the only object of the
A. P. A. is to set Protestants against Cath
olics, men against brothers, to sow the
seed of dissension and turn back the hand
of time on the dial of history to that
joenod of religious persecution which,
thank God, is beyond all doing."
He theu read the scroll of the A P V
to demonstrate, as he said, its 'in
tolerance to Catholics and their church
"This is the genuine oath of their mem
bers, whose accredited leaders are minis
ters ol tb.e gospel." said he. "Thev saV
these things and then claim they see'k not
m. IV >M^- hue * nd yof these leaders
that Catholics will soon control the politi
cal affairs of this Nation. That the whole
country will be under the hand of that
terrible old man at Rome, the Pope. The
idea^that 10,000,000 Catholics will lay the
red hand of Rome' on the 60,000,000 Pro
testanta of this country is ridiculous
enough without elaboration.
"We are somewhat disappointed with
San Francisco, we Catholics who h;ive
had so much to do with her founding and
her prosperity, to timi that when uton who
claim to be ministers ol the ii v .> ; >, . stand
on this platform and hurl at th« Uolv
Church utterances, whose mere hearing
brands them as lies, that not one Protes'
ant clergyman will openly denv tuoh
accusations and defend us. "What can vou
think of an organization that will thrive
on forgery? It is beneath the dignitv ol
the church to listen to the false accusa
tions made against it.
"The teachings of the church make us
loyal citizens. Church and State are for
ev-r separated. The loyalty to one roea
hand in hand with loyalty to the other
We owe no civil allegiance to the Pope we
owe no spiritual allegiance to the State We
render to Cresar that which is Caesars hut
we do not deny God that which is God's.
It is a foul calumny to say that the Catho
lie church does not recognize the marriages
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to others what we would demand for our
selves—that is, the fullest freedom in re
• — ♦ — •
Fisli Warden's Eights.
The argument of counsel before Judge
Campbell as to the leg*] status of J. A.
Mogan. the Fish and Game Warden, was
partly heard yesterday afternoon. Attor
ney Rossi contended that the Warden had
no right to break open boxes of ns&, but
was willing to concede that he could seize
any fish offered for sale that was not of the
proper weight or length. The Judge was
inclined to agree with him, but a> ".'-.
ney Mogan, who represents the Fish War
den, was unable to be present be reserved
his decision until he heard his argument.
To put the matter in proper shape it was
agreed that the Warden should swear to a
complaint against Johu Garibaldi, an em
ploye of the American Union Fish Com
pany, on the charge of obstructing an offi
cer in the performance of his dutv, and
Tuesday next was fixed for fully argain»
the question. .
Judge Low heard a charge against J. B.
Inguiia and A. Guiati of the American
I nion Fish Company of violating the law
by having sturgeon in their possession. The
case was dismissed on the ground that it
should have been brought against the cor
poration and not individual directors.
The American section of the Socialist
Labor party held another open-air meeting
on the corner of Seventh and Market streets
last evening and the speaker* were not
molested by the police. Kincr?!ey, who
was recently arrested, will be tried bv jury
in the Police Court on the 22d instl. "and
Mrs. Smith and Zant, who were also
arrested, will be tried on the 24th.
The open-air meeting? are largely at
tended, the audience remaining until the
addresses 3re concluded. Last evening the
speakers were Mrs. N. F. Smith, Dr. Gil
bert and N. K. Kelsey. The subject was
the labor organization from a socialist
At the meeting of the Wageworkers*
Union the following resolution was passed
relative to the recent anesta of socialist
■ -eif. That we condemn the action of the
police authorities in arresting persona in the
exercise ol iluir constitutional rights— viz
that ol "fret »pe«oh," an.l -h the
Socialist for the persecution and annoyance
to which they have unjustly been subjected
LIFE HOT WORTH LIVING.
She Preferred Non-existence to an
Existence Without Health.
A dispatch from Chicago reports the sul-
cide of a woman who, having suffered foi
a long Ume with laria ' became despond-
Calling to mind the many thousands
•iS d74S& San FraDci3Co AU dealer,