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BUCKLEY NOW DECLARES WAR ON THE JUNTA
Massing of Forces to
Fight the Federal
increase of strength
Vigorous Protest Against Dis
ruption of the General
OPEN PRIMARIES INVITED.
Daggett. Watkins and McNab
Sharply Censured by the
The hill tribes of the Occidental Club,
under the leadership of Buckley, have not
by any reckoning been vanquished by the
committees of Gavin !UeXab and John
Daggett. Buckley's followers at the Occi
dental yesterday boasted that they were
sustained by the real voting and working
strength in nearly all the Assembly dis
tricts, while the MeNab-Daggett contin
gent represented little more than the com
mitteeinen elected to reorganize the party.
Word was passed from club to club
throughout the City yesterday that a meet
ing of Democrats, independent of Fed
eral patronage and outside of the Deu
prey committee, would be held for con
sultation in the lower hall of Metropolitan
Temple at 8 o'clock. The call for the
meeting aroused the keenest interest
among the followers of Bucklev. They
were sure their leader would fight to the
end, but they were not expecting the glad
tidings of immediate action.
An authentic report quickly gained cir
culation that Buckley was at headquarters
on the hill personally "giving advice," so
many of the district leaders hastened to
the O;eidental Club to be advised.
Buckley, surrounded by a faithful body
guard, arrived at headquarters shortly
after 4 o'clock. So anxious were many of
the assembled statesmen in waiting that
they went down the garden stairway to
greet the boss at the gate and get "in a
word or two before the conference opened.
The interviews were short. A few words
were spoken to each active lamb leavin.tr
headquarters. It was understood that
y was imposed as to certain instruc
tions imparted, but no secret was made of
the fact that Buckley had resolved to
measure strength in each district with Mc-
Nabband Daggett. Openiy it was asserted
that Buckley would not quietly submit to
organization of the party by self-consti
tuted leaders, who had no' following worth
a reckoning outside of persons employed
in the United States Mint and the Revenue
Claims put forth by McNah that the
Iroquois clubs, which Max Popper has
been so active in organizing for several
months, would support the Deuprey com
mittee were disputed by the Democrats of
the Occidental Club. They stoutly main
tained that Popper could not swing the
Iroquois braves to the support of the Fed
eral brigade. Buckley, they say, had as
many followers among the Iroquois as
>X Nab could muster.
The line on which Buckley proposes to
fipht it ou. with the Federal brigade was
di?tinctly disclosed at the Metropolitan
Temple last evening. As early as 7:30
o'clock members of the general committee
began toassemble in the lower hall. Buck
ley did not appear himself, but he was rep
resented by Colonel O'Byrne, P. F. Dunne,
James O'Brien, Joseph Rothschild, P. H.
Dundon and many others.
It was shortly "made known that the
members of the general committee at
tending—the men who stood so resolutely
for James O'Brien when A. A. Watkins
was elected two weeks ago — had resolved
to resist to the end every effort to dissolve
this committee and vest its powers in the
Deuprey and Watkins committee of fifty.
The meeting was called to order by Jo
spph Rothschild, one of the vice-presidents
of The general committee, and Ihomas L.
Ford was elected secretary.
The roll of the entire committee was
called by districts and the responses were:
Tv.enty-eighth Assembly District 7, Twenty
ninth 8, Thirtieth 4, Thirty-first 7, Thirty-
I !), Thirty-third 0, Thirty-fourth 11,
Thirty-fifth 8, Thirty-sixth 18. J hirty-spvonth
5, Thirty-eighth 4, Thirty-ninth 13, Fortieth 4,
Forty-first -i, Forty-second 4, Forty-third Hi,
Forty-fourth 5, Forty-lifth 0. Total," 140.
Others came in before the rollcall was com
pleted and their names were added to the
list. Additions were made until the chair
man announced the presence of KJO mem
bers — four more than O'Brien's vote in the
contest with Watkins. Announcement of
the attendance was greeted by great dem
onstrations of approval.
When the chair announced that the
meeting was ready for business Colonel
J. J. O' Byrne introduced a long preamble
and resolution setting forth the proceed
ings of the Democratic municipal conven
tion and the recognition of the general
committee by that body, and the further
action of the convention that the motion
to appoint a committee of twenty-live
bhouid be referred to the general commit
tee to be disposed of after election.
In conclusion the document is as fol
Eesolved, Thai any attempt of any individual
or 6et of individual* to disorganize the general
committee by adjournment sine die or other
wise is againVt the Interest! of the Democratic
party of the City and County of San Francisco.
Therefore, we'pledge ourselves to resist any
attempt to disrupt, disorganize or dissolve said
t>ody in the Interest of a formation of a slate
committee to be vested illegally with our fixed
right! and powers, and allow such clique to
:ute themselves the Democratic party of
Ban Francisco, and we bind ourselves to stand
together in protecting our plan of oreanizß
tkmand the district and precinct system of
The resolution also denounced the ac
tion of thfcDeuprey committee in organizing
to control the party as illegal and revolu
tionary. The acts of A. A. Watkins in ap
pointing twenty-rive men to join the Deu
prey committee, without the consent of the
general committee, were also pronounced
illegal and revolutionary.
Colonel J. J. O'Byrne advanced to the
platform and spoke to the resolutions. He
began by saying that he was under obliga
tions to no boss and did not recognize boss
r\\~e want," he said, "neither boss nor
clown to rule this town. 1 ' Unless home
rule in our municipal affairs be sustained
by the public conscience there can be no
success in the Democratic party. He paid
his respects to Gavin McXab; calling tliat
member of the Junta a "cold, icy fanatic"
who had joined hands with friend Sara
Kainey [iaughterj and the immaculate
Daggett of Siskiyou. Daggett was alluded
to as one now encrusted with purity, but
one who faltered and was read out of his
party church when a resolute man was re
quired to stand up against monopoly. He
of Thomas Jefferson's great service
10 the country in resisting the encroach
n.entsof the federalists and standing bj r
the principles of liberty as represented in
home rule. He feared that the Federal
oflicehoiders of San Francisco to-day had
taken up the heresies so common early in
the century, "if we expect to rule this
town we must stand up against these Fed
fficeholden, who are seeking to or
the rejected elements of the party."
!'• F. Dunne was called for. He said
-' ' was perfectly plain now to every
' hat there was a row in the Demo- 1
cratic party of San Francisco. The ques
tion now is, in the language of the day,
"Who is going to get the" works?" (vice
( lms Buckley). Upstairs, two weeks ago,
the general committee met to elect a chair
man. Watkins received 134 votes and
•James H. O'Brien IM. At that time
O Bnen save proof that he was the right
kind of a man. He has a future in the
Democratic party. He went rie-ht up to
h'.s opponent, congratulated him on his
success and moved to make the choice
unanimous. The Watkins majority— the
184 men who voted for him— are now
afraid of the minority.
They dare not risk another battle, but
are seeking to disrupt the general com
mittee and to organize the party outside
of party lines. We have now 170 mem
bers of the general committee in this hall.
Do you wonder then why the Watkins
majority is afraid of another battle? Now
let us look at facts and state things dis
tinctly. In politics as in business it pays
in the end to act on^he square and do
right. A man that l#borts to lying or de
ception will not win in the end. A com
mittee that resorts to deceit will share the
same fate as the individual. Disaster and
confusion will follow.
Now here is a man from Siskiyou and
another man from Gilroy trying to organ
ize the Democratic party of San Francisco
outside of the party. Now, look at Wat
kins as an example of how a good man,
but flexible in the backbone and weak
generally, can be used by bad men. You
see that Watkins has appointed twenty
rive men to reorganize the party without
consulting the general committee.
Dunne reviewed the entire history of the
last municipal Democratic convention
from its inception to its adjournment. He
read from the minutes of the convention
showing that vigorous protest was entered
asrainst the appointment of a committee
of twenty-five, and that finally the whole
subject matter was referred to the general
committee to be disposed of after the
Now the man from Siskiyou and the
man from Gilroy say we are bad people:
that we got possession of the minutes of
the convention and made the record to
suit ourselves. Mr. Gavigan may be ac
cused of doctoring the minuted, but tbe re
porters of The Call, Cnronicle, Examiner
and Bulletin, who were detailed to narrate
what occurred at the convention, reported
the proceedings as the secretary entered
them in his minutes. These men from
Gilroy and Siskiyou have come together
and organized a committee without the
approval of the general committee. Mr.
Watkins recognized the Deuprey commit
tee without consulting the general com
mittee. He goes further in usurpation by
appointing another committee. This new
organization has a pretty rotten pedigree
on both sides.
If the other side can beat us at the pri
mary in the regular way we will say to
them go ahead and nominate a good ticket
and we will support it. The general com
mittee is a legitimate organization. They
recognized it. but now would destroy it.
The resolutions were adopted" by a
The annexed pledge was given out for
signatures of committee members:
We, the undersigned, members of the general
committee, and representing through our
organization the Democratic party of the City
and County of San Francisco, bind ourselves,
individually and collectively, to oppose a dis
organization, disruption or dissolution by an
adjournment sine die or otherwise of said
general committee, and agree to maintain said
organization by all honorable means in the
interest of the" Democratic party of the City
and County of San Francisco, and oppose revo
Among well-known Democrats who were
present at the meeting were: Recorder
GJjnn, J. J. Maloney, James H. O'Brien,
A. T. Spotts, Samuel Newman, Dr. Stan
ton, J. J. Flynn, Phil Fay, Samuel Has
kins, D. M. Gavigan, Joseph Rothschild
and Captain (allundan.
WOMEN WARRIORS' NIGHT
Rousing Welcome accorded |
Mrs. Ballington Booth
by the Army.
Need of a Row— Too Much That
Is Dull and Flat in the
"Fire a volley, comrades!"
Brigadier Keppel's face was aglow with
pride and enthusiasm as he gave the
order, and the expression was intensified
tenfold when it was obeyed lustily. It was
a little army of 350 souls that passed in re
view on Market street iast evening, out it
is doubtful whether any commander ever
regarded his troops more lovingly and
proudly than did Mrs. Ballin^ton Booth,
the youthful and petite commander of the
Salvation Army of America.
The California division, strong in zeal
and loyalty, if not in numbers, accorded
its fair chief a rousing welcome. At 7
o'clock in the evening the forces assembled
at the ferry, and when Mrs. Booth, at
tended by Brigadier and Mrs. Keppel,
Captain P:dith Marshall and other officers
arrived tne little army was drawn up in
line, and greeted them with shout after
shout in which treble dominated basso,
for it was the "Woman Warriors' " night.
The uentler element of the army was
prominent, not only in the procession but
in the programme that followed at Metro
"Fire a volley, comrades!" And they
did— not a discharge of shot and shell, but
a rousing and heartfelt "Hallelujah!
Amen!" which are the "Hip, nip,
hurrah!" of these soldiers engaged in
bloodless fray. Handkerchiefs were waved
when voices grew weary, then the army
inarched up the street, led by the pictur
esque band of charioteers tnat has done
valiant service in the mining camps.
As the carriage in which Mrs. Booth sat
passed slowly between the piles she re
turned the salutations with a graceful
little modification of the prescribed mili
tary greeting. The procession passed up
Market street to Sixth, then counter
marched to the Metropolitan Temple on
The hall, which was crowded to the
doors long before the hour set for the
meeting, was brave in martial trappings.
The army colors were festooned before the
organ in lons flowing lines.
Behind the chairs arranged for the
"lassie" officers was a flag draped into a
bright-hued background for the earnest
faces framed in their poke bonnets. "The
World for God," the army's slogan, stood
in great illuminated letters above the plat
form. Outlining the gallery railing were
bunting and flags. All these formed the
frame for a striking picture of the mimic
army, the central figure of which was the
sweet-faced woman whose beauty was not
wholly hidden by the garb of her martial
order, and who seemed exalted to the
height of religions fervor by her welcome.
The charioteers sat in the gallery and
played martial music, to which the words
of "salvation hymns had been adapted.
The music was always gi^n with vim and
Mrs. Booth sat among the fair field offi
cers, captains and lieutenants. Brigadier
Keppel, Staff Captain Mclntyre and Major
Halpin were the only representatives of
their sex on the platform.
Mrs. Booth did not give a formal lecture
as was expected. She deferred her ad
dress on "Women Warriors" till to-mor
row evening at the Metropolitan Temple.
She spoke briefly but with great earnest
iiess of the work and progress of the army.
She is eloquent upon the theme which, as
she put it, is "a movement near and dear
to our soldiers, near and dear to its friends,
but nearer and dearer yet to the great and
loving heart of God."
"The Salvation Army is the home for
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, J895.
the black sheep," she said. "We love and
believe in the black sheep. We do not go
out after those with soft, beautiful, silken,
white fleece, although we believe our
charges may be made as fair as the more
fortunate. lam clad fcbc army makes a
row. We have too much that is dull and
flat and drear and dismal in the churches.
It is for us to go down into the strong
holds of sin, and to burn our lamps of
faitls in the darkness of midnight, not in
Gaptain H. C. Steadrnan, who was a
member of a minstrel troupe before he
joined the army, pang a gospel song, keep
ing time in true minstrel style. Three sis
ters gave a vocal trio. Staff Captain Edith
Marshall. Mrs. Booth's secretary, gave a
short talk on personal lines. Major Hal
pin, who has recently assumed the editor
ship of the California War Cry, greeted the
Brigadier Keppel made a report of the
progress of army work during the three
years of his command in the State. Dur
ing that time twenty-seven new posts or
missions had been organized, of which
twenty-five are now in flourishing condi
tion. There had been an addition of 100 \
to the list of officers. The War Cry had j
increased in circulation until it now ex- j
ceeded that of all the other religious i
papers in the State.
Of the 15,000 persons who had come to |
the penitent form a goodly percentage had j
remained steadfast. A food and shelter j
home had been organized that cared for '■
an average of 150 people daily. San Fran- !
Cisco had intrusted the army with the ex
penditure of $20,000 for cnarity in two
years. Beulah Home had been estab
lished. Branches had been established at
GATHERING OF LEADING EEPUiXICANS UNDER THE EAGLE OF THE UNION LEAGUE.
[Sketched by a ''Call" artist.]
the Hawaiian Islands and in Utah and Ari
zona. The launch Theodora had been
Mrs. Keppel followed with an interest
ing description \oi the Rescue and Chil
Mrs. Booth wHI hold officers' councils at
10 a. m. and 12:30 p. m. to-day and this even
ing will deliver a lecture "on "The Pros
pects and Progress of the Salvation Army
in America." All these meetings will
take place at Golden Gate Hall.
MISSING CHARLES SMITH
A False Report of His Return
Last Week Just Dis
Mrs. Smith Also Gone — Her
Whereabouts Is Unknown
by Her Relatives.
Charley Smith, the long-missing book
keeper of L. W. McGlauflin & Co., was
reported to have returned by a morning
paper of October 4.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith, the father and
mother of the missing man, have not seen
him. Mrs. Kinsman, the mother-in-law of
young Smith, has not seen him, neither
has she seen her daughter, the wife of the
mysterious bookkeeper, for several days
prior to the 4th of October, the date on
which her son-in-law was reported to have
It is certain that young Smith has not
come back to this City.
There are no legal reasons why he should
not return. He was never charged with
any part in the manipulation of Mc-
Glauflin <$'. Co.'s books, though after his
departure it was found that nearly a dray
load had been carried away and others
were so mutilated as to be intangible to the
accountants employed in their experting.
His step-brother authorized a published
statement in The Call six weeks ago to
the effect that "Charles was in Mexico;
that he had sent money home to hia wife,
and that he was in communication with
his father and mother." In this same in
terview Mr. Woodward, Smith's step
brother, said of his relative's absence:
"He is not there for nothing, and if he
conies nome witho ut enough to compensate
him for all this tr ouble in the shape of
several thousand then I will miss my
It was also said that Charles Smith had
arrived home on the 3d of October, but
under the protecting wing of his brother
in-law, S. B. Carleton, "he refused abso
lutely to oe seen."
"Exactly," said Thomas Collins, Mc-
Glauflin & Co.'s receiver, yesterday. "Of
course he was not to be seen. I wanted to
see him. Mr. McGlauflin, his friend and
sup Dorter all the way through, wanted to
see him. But we could not. He was not
here. He has not been here since he lirst
left. We were his friends.
"I called on his father," continued Mr.
Collins, "and he had not seen the boy.
The same answer met me when I went to
the home of Mrs. Kinsman.
"She had not seen him. The whole
thing resolved itself into this: S. B.
Carleton, his brother-in-law, had intro
duced a 'Mr. Smith' as the missing book
keeper. Therein existed the story. The
reason I know not. Mr. McGlauflin and
myself were anxious for palpable reasons
to see the long absent book Keeper. There
was nothing against him. When I ap
plied to his father and mother-in-law I
was referred to Carleton. The man who
was supposed, or represented, to be Char
ley was not *he boy at all, but another
member of the vast army of Smiths. He
has never returned, and his wife is also
absent, and the story of hia home-coming
was a canard of the rankest character. "
TO BOOM THE CONVENTION
The Union League Committee Is
Making a Vigorous Cam
money and transportation.
When These Obstacles Are
Overcome San Francisco Will
The committee of the Union League
Club that ha 9in hand the booming of San
Francisco for the next National Republi
can Convention met last evening at the
The success of its undertaking seems an
almost assured thing. Highly favorable
replies to their letters have been received
from nineteen States, and the only positive
objection so far offered by others is the
distance and cost of transportation.
The real labor of thi3 committee lies in
the arrangement of the financial proposi-
tions, and it had decided to postpone
its strongest efforts until after the call of
the National Committee, which may not
occur until February.
Those present were: Robert A. Fried
rich (chairman), M. H. de Young, M. M.
Estee, George Stone, Samuel W. Backus,
A. B. Lemon of Santa Rosa, Major A. I.
Myers of Siskiyou, E. W. Joy, John H.
Durst. S. K. Thornton. H. C. McCraney,
J. G. Courrier (secretary), George Pippy,
Joseph Spear and Mr. Daniellsof Alameda.
United States Senator Thurston of Ne
vada was an honored guest; also Con
gressman Joy of Missouri.
"I firmly believe," said Senator Thurs
ton, "that if the next convention was held
here it would do the political party on the
coast much good. I have lived all my life
in what has seemed to me the West, and I
have a deep feeling of affection for this
section of the country. The only serious
objection I can see to San Francisco is the
time that will be lost coming here and the
"While many would object to these fea
tures, on the other hand there are many
very desirous of coming here, and who
would be willing to put i<p both time and
money. From my own point of view 1
would like San Francisco to have it. In
regard to the political situation in general
I am absolutely certain that all east of the
Rocky Mountains is going Republican.
"The monetary question will not cut
much of a figure in the next election, but
those in favor of silver will cast their votes
with the Republican party, because they
feel that from the wit and genius of that
party silver will have a better chance."
Mr. de Young said it was not necessary
(o discuss California's desire for the con
vention; it was already well known.
"I think everything looks extremely
favorable," Raid he. "if you have received
nineteen names pledged. Last year Minne
apolis had 13, San Francisco 12, New York
II and Omaha 4. I consider this a very
"A great advantage that San Francisco
has is the curiosity existing in Eastern
people to see this State. The things that
we have to contend with are — first, the
influence of candidates who may favor the
East; next is the work and "energy of
Eastern cities which have already raised
large sums of money and offered splendid
"The last and serious objection will
come from the newspapers. The difference
oftime to them is a vital matter. Another
thing that pulls against us is the pre
ponderance of the population on the other
side of the Rockies— 6o,ooo,ooo to 5,000,000.
But we have had here everything in the
past but a National convention, and we
need the latter. Even though the various
candidates might be averse, still they con
trol but one vote in each State and we
migjit beat ttiem anyway.
'The money question is the most im
portant element to our success. In this
we must do something. Last year the
Minneapolis people set the pace. They of
fered to pay the entire indebtedness of" the
committees and to furnish board and lodg
ing free to the delegates. It is a rule of
National conventions that the hall is placed
wholly in the hands of the committee.
The hall must be equipped exactly as the
"A certain number of seats must here
served co each delegate and the remainder
must be sold to outsiders."
"It is an understood agreement," said
Colonel Stone, "that the people of this
State have offered to pay $10 a night for a
Mr. de Young thought that should San
Francisco have the convention people
would come here from all over vhe country.
"Do what you have already done," said
he. "Send circulars to the different States ;
make a good, strong committee, and go to
work when the National Committee
"They tell us from Texas," said Mr.
Estee, "they would as soon come here as
go 10 Pittsbmg, and Denver says the
same. We have been going East for thirty
years, and it strikes me as only political
justice that they come out here, and es
pecially this year. The replies I have re
ceived from the States are not exactly
pledges, but are from people who
say that they prefer San Francisco
to any other place. As to the
work done by us in the past: We met
here about three months ago. I drew up
a circular letter and caused a copy to be
sent to every State. Most all the States
have responded. Arizona, Oregon, Texas,
Wyoming and Utah were very friendly.
"Campbell of Illinois said that he was
for Cnicago. but after that for San Fran
cisco. Kearns of Missouri favored St.
Louis first and us second. The reply from
Evans of Minnesota was very clever and
friendly. Michigan would like to come
here, but favored Dtroit first.
"We must make some definite offer,
with a good pledge behind it," said Mr.
Mr. Friedrich explained that Charles
M. Shortridge was now in the East, dele
gated as a committee of one, to which
others may be added, to interview every
one prominent in tlie interest of this City,
and that a committee on finance had been
constituted which as yet had taken no ac
"Funds would be eminently necessary,
especially if a committee were going to
Washington, to defray its expenses.
"A system has been suggested," said he,
"of selling seat tickets for the convention
in advance throughout the State. Quite a
large sum could be realized in that way."
"There is one way to do it," said Mr. de
Young, "and that is to call a mass-meeting
of the citizens after the call of the National
committee, in which the Chamber of Com
merce, Board of Trade and Merchants'
Exchange would participate. In that
way enthusiasm would be aroused
among the people and a subscription
but should be offered with the understand
ing of paying 5 per cent down and the re-
mainder when the holding of the conven
tion here was an assured thing. The rail
road proposition comes next, and a
committee should be sent to interview the
railroad officials with the object of getting
some definite special rates set from Doints
on the Mississipi to this City.
"The New York Herald has prophesied
a short campaign, and in that case the
convention will meet late. It is a custom
that the party in power holds its conven
tion first. Ido not think the Republicjfn
convention will be called until December,
and perhaps not until January or Feb
Mr. Lemmon of Santa Rosa said that the
California Press Association would do all
in its power to create a strong local feeling
and that a meeting was held last Saturday
by tne executive committee of that organi
zation and a general meeting would be
held next Saturday.
"In one respect," said Mr. Lemmon,
"the Eastern morning dailies might be
favorable to this City, because it would
give them a monopoly on the news."
"The evening pres3 does not cut very
mucla of a figure, said Mr. de Young.
"Only in California," rejoined Mr. Lem
"I bad a chat with the manager of the
Western Union Telegraph Company. He
said that he would make as much and
even more money if the convention wore
held here, owing to the greater distance."
"It strikes me," ejaculated Mr. Estee,
"that we must do something; but that
nothing much can be done until the Na
tional Committee is called, and I suggest
that when we adjourn it be until we are
specially called by the chairman."
A motion was accordingly passed that
"the committee should adjourn until the
cali for the National Committee, or until a
special call by the chairman was issued."
Congressman Joy of Missouri said:
"There is one continual dread, gentle
men, among the Republicans of the
East on account of the long haul.
There are a great many who
will be unable to afford this and I think if
you would let it be known through the
press that cheap .transportation would
be offered from Mississippi points
heie and return it would not only
bring the convention here but draw many
people to your State and greatly benefit
you in many ways. I, of course, favor St.
Louis first, but this City second. If the
railroad fare should be put down then San
Francisco would stand in my estimation
equally with St. Louis."
WHITE WILL BE ANGRY.
His Big Sign Torn Down by
order of the harbor
The Railroad Considers Itself
Superior to Regulations,
When Kellogg A. White, agent of the
Southern Pacific Railroad Company, re
turns from Sacramento to-day he will miss
his favorite sign and will be very angry m
consequence. The Harbor Commissioners
had the offending board torn down last
night and the Southern Pacific is now vow
When the Monticello was put on the
route between San Francisco, Vallejo and
Mare Island the railroad was disgusted.
Instead of paying a dollar to travel by rail
the passengers flocked to the steamer.
Something had to be done, so the old stern
wheeler Herald was drawn from her long
retirement, her engines were patched up,
the inspectors of hulls and boilers passed
her and she started as an opposition boat.
Agent White had to let the public know
that he was in the field, so he had a big
sign painted and nailed it to the ferry
building. This was in direct violation of
one of tfte rules passed by the Harbor
Commissioners and President Colnon was
very angry over the matter. He ordered
the sign down, but his orders were not
obeyed. Then Commissioner Cole was
sent to talk to Agent White in plain words.
This he did and the promise was given
that the matter would be attended to. It
was only a subterfuge, however, as the
railroad people had no intention of remov
ing the sign.
When the board met yesterday nothing
was 3aid about the matter until within a
few minutes of adjournment. Then Presi
dent Colnon remarked: "'I see that adver
tisement of the steamer Herald is still on
the ferry building, Mr. Cole.' r
"Yes, it's still there," said the Commis
sioner, "but they told me it would betaken
down. I understand that White now
claims a right to put up any sign he pleases
as he practically owns the property."
"What's that?" snapped Chadbourne.
"Anybody claiming to own buildings on
State property? Just let us inquire' into
this. No one can put up a sign or any
thing else on the water front without our
permission. I move that that sign be torn
"I think we have been trifled with long I
enough in this matter.' • was the ren>ark in
terjected by President Colnon. "I think
the superintendent of construction should
be told to get sufficient men and take down
the sign at once."
"I make a motion to that effect," said
Chadbourne. "I second it," said Cole.
"The motion's carried," concluded Colnon
and that settled it. Superintendent of Re
pairs Patterson was given his instructions,
and by 6p. m. be was on the ground with j
six able-bodied men armed with hammers,
chisels and ladders. In about twenty
minutes the sign was down and carted |
away. Then the Commissioners went
Home haps>y. The raiiroad people assert
that when White returns the sign will co
up again, and then the fun wilfbegin.
The question of allowing John D.
Spreckels & Bros. Company to erect coal- !
bunkers at Howard No. 2 was discussed, '
but as Mr. Spreckela was not in town the 1
matter went over for a week. This brought
up the question of coal-bunker 3in general,
and President Colnon expressed a very de
cided opinion to the effect that all things
of that kind should be concentrated; the
lumber wharves at one part of the front,
the hay wharves at another and the coal
bunkers at a third. Commissioner Chad
bourne did not think the scheme practica
ble, as tens of thousands of dollars had
been invested in the bunkers already
erected, and it would be a hardship on the
owners to make them move now. The
matter went over and the Chief Wharfinger
was instructed to ascertain tiie methods j
employed in New York and other large sea- !
ports in such cases.
The tearing down of 295 feet of Powell- j
street wharf was brought up and Major !
Wallace of the California Wire Works ■
argued against the matter. He told the !
board that his company contemplated
landing all its raw material at Powell
street wharf, and if 295 feet were removed
tiie wharf would be useless, as a vessel 300',
feet lone could not iie at it.
It was finally decided to only cut 200 feet
from the structure, thus leaving 395 feet I
A captain at the reunion of the Society of the
Army of the Tenne>see, reeenty, bore tills tes
timony to the character of General Howard.
He says: "General O. O. Howard, the only
surviving officer of the Grand Army of the
Tennessee, is called the Christian soldier on
account of the fact that during his military ca
reer he never drank intoxicating beverages or
swore, and always, whenever opportunity af
forded it, would preach morality and religion
to his men. He still lives up to tfefl sunn prin
ciples, and now is very much interes ed in the
workings of the Salvation Army. His stead
fast neM to these traits has made him all the
more beloved, and his men come and go at his
beck or command."
for years the representa-
tive Key West all Havana
CIGAR for quality, now
appears in new shapes
and sizes — strictly tcp-to-
date and in light as well
as dark colors.
New crop tobacco
Sizes : 2 for 23 cts.
3 for 25 cts.
10 cts. straight
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