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TO SPEND FULLY THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND
Music Concourse, Loam and
Tunnels for Golden
NEW ROAD TOR BICYCLES.
Demands Already Audited and
Charged to This Year's
PRESERVATION OF FORESTS.
Sentiment in Favor of Selling Buena
Vista Park and Purchasing
One in the Mission.
Now that the Supreme Court* has af
firmed the validity of the San Francisco tax
levy the Par!; Commissioners will push
forward the work of improving Golden
Gate Park. Under the operations of the
•uelfth act the park receives $25,000 a
:. Since June 30, and including the
tment for the current month of No
::ber, the sum of $125,000 has accmu
in the fund, and that amount, less
than liabilities already incurred, will be
■ :e at once.
Commissioner Joseph Austin estimates
that contracts already authorized and
bills payaole will amount to $100,000. The
boots of the Auditor show that the de
mands audited to date amount to $65,942.
Other bills in the office of the Commis
sioner which have not reached the Audi
tor may bring the figures up to $100,000.
The audited demands embrace the labor
payrolls since the beginning of the fiscal j
year. The demands for labor average i
about $10,000 a month. The audited bills i
include among other demands the follow- i
Owen McHugh, loam, September, $4303.
Kilroy, loam, $26040.
Jackson, loam. $460.
Southern Pacific, freight on loam. $363.
Gray Brothers, artificial stone, $700.
McGllvray, first payment on concrete for
Park lodge, $7087 '2.">.
F. W. Dohrmann, street-sweeping for Septem
Fitzhiigh, loam, October. $1135 20.
llo~au, loam, October, $302 40.
McHugh, loam, October, $4852.
Tuttle, loam, October, $1455.
Cuff cV Co., bird feed, ¥201 79.
Charles R. Allen, coal, four months, $1380.
Logan, part payment on deer lodge contract,
Commissioner Scott is sick at home and j
Commissioner Rosenfeld is East. Commis- i
sioner Austin expects, however, that a j
meeting will be held next Tuesday, at j
which Mr. Scott, Superintendent McLaren !
and himself can be present. Plans for the j
improvements in view were perfected at i
the beginning of the fiscal year, so there !
will not be much to do at the meeting be- :
yond ordering the prosecution of the work
Money is available to put the new music !
concourse in shape, but it is doubtful if
the Commissioners can now see their way j
clear to expend much money on a stone j
peristyle. For the convenience of pedes- j
trians—the throngs of people who walk i
from car-line terminals to the heart of the
park— two tunnels will be constructed to
afford safe and direct avenues to and from .
the music • concourse. '1 he first or main
tunnel will pass beneath the main drive
way at a point near the old park entrance
to the Midwinter Fair. The tunnel will
open into the concourse near the museum.
. This underground avenue will allow the
passengers from the Powell, Jackson,
Geary and McAllister street cars to reach
the music ground without crossing the
The next tunnel will accommodate peo
pie coming on foot from the bird cage, the
deer glen, buffalo park and recreation i
grounds to the concourse. The passengers j
through this tunnel will enter the con- ■
course near the lofty tower. The music- j
stand will be placed near where the foun- '
tain played during the fair. There will be |
a carriage drive in the form of an S to the ;
music concourse, Tne avenue for car
riages is so devised that the teams must be '
||The Commissioners propose to extend ;
the bicycle course from the stretch at the j
Casino direct to the ocean. This avenue |
will De provided for the exclusive use of |
bicycles. Under the ordinance contem- j
plated the "wheels" will not be allowed on
any other of the park roads.
Money will be expended without unnec- j
essary delay to connect the driveways of I
the park with tne boulevard system at the
point where Seventh avenue enters the j
park on the south side. Similar improve
ments will be made on the other side of j
the park where First avenue connects, so :
that the Presidio system of roads may be ;
connected by driving avenues through the I
park with the magnificent system of South- !
side roadway improvement along Seventh |
avenue through Ingleside to the great
highway of the ocean beach. Beginning
on Van Ness avenue, passing through the
I^residio and park and over to Ingleside j
and returning a twenty-mile drive wil! be '
afforded. The projected boulevard south i
of the park is sure to be completed. The j
Boulevard Association having the project
in hand began taking subscriptions yester- j
day. The first subscriber, A. B. Spreckels,
signed for $500. The Park Commissioners
are not authorized to spend money on j
roads outside of the reservation, but they :
will provide good connections at park en
Under the present appropriation the
new park lodge of stone will be completed.
his structure was planned to cost $42,000.
The Auditor understands that the estimate i
includes the furniture.
The expense of putting in loam, which
will probably amount to $50,000, is said to
be necessary to preserve and develop the
forests west of Strawberry Hill and to re
place the soil destroyed by the building
and wrecking of the Midwinter Fair. The j
loam comes from San Mateo County. The
Southern Pacific Company had intended
to use the loam for filling at Baden, but
pave it to the park in exchange for an
equal quantity of sand. The Commission- j
ex pay freight on the loam and the cost j
of loading as well as the expense of un
ling and distributing the material.
Buena Vista Park, which covers an area I.
of thirty-six acres, is under the jurisdiction j
of the Park Commissioners. The site of j
the park is high ground where sufficient j
water cannot be obtained to adorn and :
cultivate it. The Commissioners can keep
the ground in some kind of order, but it is j i
so near Golden Gate Park that a sentiment j
exists in the commission in favor of get
ling permission from the Legislature to j
ell Buena, Vista and buy a tract of land ■
ear the Mission for park purposes. The
Mission, which is quite a distance from j
Golden Gate Park, does not enjoy the park ;
privileges conferred on other sections of i ,
the City. ;
SWIMMERS AND DIVERS.
Croat Interest lining Taken tv the Coin
ing; Natatorial Tournament at the
Olympic Club members are taking great
interest in the coming annual tournament
of the California Swimming and Polo Club,
"hat takes place at the Lurline Baths De
cember 4, for the reason that some longs
tanding rivalries among the swimming
members of the club are likely to be settled.
In the 100-yard dasii C. S. Mclrose,
vLose record is 1 minute and 1G seconds,
will have as competitors Irving White,
1:19, George S. McComb, who won second
prize in last year's Olympic Club cham
pionship, and has a record of 1:1714;
Charles Jordan, a new but very fast swim
mer, and Lon Carrigan, 1:17.
In the quarter mile Meirose, White, Jor
dan (the champion at that distance) and
A. Pape. who swam a close second to him,
will probably compete.
The fancy diving contest v expected to
be a close one, for George McComb, last
year's champion, will compete against
J. Putnam Jackson and other cracss vrho
are expected to enter. The trapeze prac
tice which the California Club members
have had is expected to tell in their favor.
The Olympic Club will probably not put
in a team for the water polo contest, as its
men are out of condition and have had no
practice lor some time.
Dr. Jonathan McDonald's Hospitality
to the Disciples of Ilerron Re
vives tlie Institute.
Dr. Jonathan McDonald and wife have
thrown open their apartments in the Co
lumbian building to the Institute of Ap
plied Christianity, and the meetings of the
institute will be held there Monday even
ings hereafter. Asbury Johnson will be
the speaker next week.
The committee appointed to wait upon
Dr. Rader for the purpose of securing his
promise to act as its president reported at
the last meeting that it, was hopeful of
gaining his co-operation in that capacity.
Dr. Ruder is still president of the Oak
land institute, and has not decided whether
to accept the presidency of the local or
ganization under the circumstances. He
has, however, taken the matter under ad
Dr. McDonald's hospitable offer may do
much toward the resuscitation and pro
longed extension of the life of the San
Francisco institute. The distance to the
former place of meeting at the Third Con
gregational Church was found to be a se
rious obstacle to a large attendance.
WATCHING THE RAILROADS
Efforts Will Be Made to Have the
Pacific Lines Pay Their
Editor Rosewater of the Omaha " Bee "
Asks What This City Will Do
About the Matter.
Editor E. Rosewater of the Omaha Bee
in a letter to Mayor Sutro intimates that
the people of his section of the country
will make a determined efiort before the
Fifty-fourth Congress to prevent the re
funding of the indebtedness of the trans
continental lines, and that he himseif will
be iv Washington to look after matters.
He thinks that concerted action should
be taken by the cities on the lines of the
Pacific roads, and also by the States
traversed by them, to prevent the passage
of laws countenancing refunding scheme»
that would legalize the present capitaliza
tion of the road. The communication
reads ad follows:
Omaha, Nov. 16, 1895.
Hon. Adolph Sutro, Mayor, San Francisco,
Cal.— DeakSir: What if an> action is contem
plated by yourself an<l the citizens of baa
Francisco regarding the proposed .settlement
of the Pacific Kailroad debt? You have doubt
less noted the recommendations uiade by the
Government directors of tne Union Paoitfo
Railroad and the scheme of reorganization by
the Vanderblt syndicate. It seems to me that
all the people west of the Missouri are vitally
concerned in the winding up of the Union and
Central Ptcific railroads. My position for the
last ten years has been that the mortgages
should be* foreclosed and the roads sold to me
highest bidder and operated on an actual value
basis, under such restrictions us mfg&t be
deemed necessary for the protection of the
patrons of the road and the prevention of ex
I consider any scheme of reorganization that
simply proposes the refunding or the present
colossal debt and continuance ot the excessive
exactions to pay tlxed charges on fictitious
valuations as a menace to the country traversed
by the Pacific ror.ds. It seems to me some
concerted action should be taken by tne cities i
on the line of the Pacnic railroads, as well as ;
States traversed by the roads, to Impress upon j
Congress the popular demand for relief, and,
if possible, to prevent the passage of any law j
that will countenance any of the refunding
schemes that would legalize the fraudulent,
capitalization of the Pacific railroad.-.
1 expect to be in Washington soon after Con- !
gress convenes, and would like to hear from j
you at an early day. Very truly yours.
Mayor Sutro said yesterday that while j
other weighty matters had occupied his :
attention for some time past he was cer- j
tainly intending to keep up his fight
against the settlement ot the debts ot the j
road on any other than a just and business- I
"I am glad to see Eastern people taking
so much interest in this matter," he said,
"and I trust that the people of this State, |
as well as those in all parts of the country
west of the Mississippi, will become so
much interested in the matter and bring
so much pressure to bear on Congress that
the members will be compelled to take
cognizance of the popular demand and j
bring the railroad to terms.
"The emancipation of California depends j
largely on the manner in which this most j
important matte: is handled, and we j
should certainly exert every energy to j
bring about a settlement before the" ad- i
jourhtnent of the next Congress."
EKES ON THE INSPECTOR.
National Guard Captains on
the Alert for the Re
They Will Not Accept Reduced Al
lowances and Expect an Early
Since The Call's announcement the
other day that there will be another reor
ganization of the National Guard of Cali
fornia within a few months, there has been
no end of speculation in military circles on
the probable methods of operation and the
slim ness of the chances some Ban Francisco
companies have of continuing in the State
service. National Guard officers every
where are now free to admit that there is
no escape from a severe overhauling by
the superior commanders.
For the past few weeks companies and
regiments have been brushing up on drill
regulations and preparing a presentable
appearance for an inspection, which in
formed officers believe will be ordered
within a few weeks.
This inspection will very probably be
conducted under the immediate super
vision of Captain Carrington of the army,
the War Department's representative at
tached to the California National Guard.
Not very long ago Captain Carring
ton visited the numerous military sta
tions throughout the State and
from observations made at that time
he will find no difficulty in quickly
selecting the inefficient organizations. T >c
renewed elimination of companies will de
pend in a very great measure upon his
The captain of the National Guard are
in merry mood over their recent victory in
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1895.
the rumpus about a proposed reduction o
the allowances. It now appears that the
Board of Location intended to cut down
the allowances for the quarter beginning
October 1, according to a programme
mapped out away back in June and Julj r .
When the company commanders of the
Fifth Infantry heard about it they stamped
their soldierly feet and vowed that they
would submit to no reduction.
Colonel Fairbanks, who lives in Peta
hima, was consulted, and the officers of the
Fifth came together to talk it over. The
records of that, memorable meeting are not
available, but the $75 proposition was so
completely talked over that there was
nothing left of it. The captains stood
firmly for $100, and the Sacramento office
was informed to that effect. This vigor
ous action resulted as was intended and
expected. The superior commanders were
not looking for trouble at that moment
and $100 was sent to each of the Fifth
Infantry companies. All the other com
panies in the Guard had to be treated just
as liberally. Since the story of the meet
ing leaked out the Fifth has been generally
credited with the victory.
The captains continue to declare that
they will not submit to a reduction when
the next allowances are paid. Every one
of them intends to send a demand to Sac
mento for $101). If only $7-3 should be
allowed they will permit it to remain at
Wells- Fargo's until it is recalled.
Such an amount would barely pay for
the quarters, and, perhaps, the gas in any
one of the City armories. The men in the
ranks of the National Guard believe they
are not sufficiently encouraged even now,
and they threaten, in a great many in
stances, to leave the service if they are not
allowed enough money to maintain a fairly
FOR A PUBLIC MARKET
The Merchants' Association In-
terested in an Important
A Directory Prepared for the City Hall.
The Membership Increasing
The Merchants' Association has taken
up a matter of great importance to the
general public of San Francisco, namely,
the establishment of a public market where
producers and consumers may meet and do
business without the expensive interven
tion of middlemen. Director M. Kohlberg
is particularly interested in the subject
and he spoke with great enthusiasm upon
the matter at me meeting of the board of
He spoke of the crime of throwing hun
dreds of tons of fruit, potatoes and fish into
the bay, while thousands of poor people in
this City are suffering for the necessaries of
life, all because a few commission mer
chants are determined that the prices of
said articles of food shall not fall below a
certain figure. He said this wanton waste
falls with equal hardship upon the pro
ducer, who sees his labors fora season cast
into the waves without his being able to
realize, in the case of farm products, even
the cost of seed or harvesting. More than
that, he lias to pay the transportation com
panies for carrying the stuff to the City,
when it could be better disposed of for
By the establishment of one or more
markets under the superintendence' of city
officials the producer and consumer could
come together and each be greatly bene
The free market system has proved suc
cessful in Eastern cities and even in Oak
land. A few commission merchants might
suffer, but the public would dc benefited.
The question was referred to the etand
ing committee upon trade and finance, of
which Mr. Kohlberg is the chairman, with
instructions to investigate the subject and
submit facts and suggestions relating to
the same at the next regular meeting of
After the matter was disposed of it was
suggested by Mr. Freud that several such
free markets could be established in sev
eral parts of the City where they would be
the most patronized.
The membership of the Merchants' As
sociation increased with a jump yesterday
by the election of thirty-six applicants as
members. This makes the present regular
membership of the association 278, show
ing an increase since June 1 of seventy
eight new members. Further applications
for membership have beon promised so
thaj: the number of regular members of the
association will exceed 300 before the end
of this month. The new members are:
The Bank of California, by William Alvord,
president; San Francisco Savings Union, by
Lovell White, cashier; Donohoe-Keily Banking
Company, by Howard Havens, president; Sav
ings an<i Loan Society, E. H. Rollins <fc Sv>ns,
I'aoific Surety Company, James D. Phi-lan,
<"olonel E. A. Penieke, Al liayman <fc Co.,
Devany, Hopkins & Co., Hooker <fc Co., San
Francisco Shoe House, Koth, Blum <fc Co.,
Charies G. Sj-arrowe, liusenthal, Feder & Co.,
John C. Spencer, tho "Wonder"; Nat. Raphael
& Co., Otto Muser, Leo E. Alexander «fc Bro. ;
Ernest McCullough, Charies A. Zinkand,
George F. Roberts, Chester F. Wright, Herbert
E. Law, H. O. Browet A: Co., C. M. Christoffer
<fc Co., Johnson & Einigh, Magner Brcs.
Consulting Engineer McCullough pre
sented plans for the proposed directory
for tne 'new City Hall. It was decided by
the board to submit these plans to the
Board of City Hall Commissioners and re
quest them to have the same put In tho
new City Hall. By means of tnis direc
tory any* person having occasion to visit
the City Hall will be enabled to find with
out any difficulty or delay the exact loca
A communication was received from the
State Development Committee requesting
assistance from the association in the
work now being done by that committee
at the Atlanta Exposition. The board de
cided to contribute $r>o toward the work.
PARK CHUPvCH WILL LIVE
The Decision Reached by the Con-
grcgatioiuil Council of
The Congregational Laymen's Council
appointed to consider the financial affairs
and prospects of Park Church has decided
that the infant church shall be nurtured,
as its remarkable tenacity and progress
It was considered doubtful whether two
churches could receive any considerable
support from that territory, and after the
Howard Church claims were granted the
question arose as to what should be done
for Park Church— should the organization
be absorbed into neighboring churches, or
should other Congregational societies be
asked to contribute to its support until it
acquired sufficient strength to stand
alone? The Congregational Council,
called a few weeks ago to consider the
question, referred it to a council of laymen.
The adjourned meeting, held on Tues
day, resulted in a plan whereby $5000
Bhonld be rained for Park Church by Feb
ruary next. The council recommends that
the churches bear an apportioned rate of
the expense and that subscriptions be ob
tained from business men wherever pos
Dr. J. A. Cruzan. the Park Church
pastor, will remain with his charge in
stead of accepting the pastorate of Olivet
Address by Dr. McLean.
The feature of the monthly meeting of the
Congregational Women's . Home .Missionary
Union at the Y. M. C. A. building yesterday
•was an address by Dr. McLean on the recent
annual mooting of the American Missionary
Association at Detroit. Dr. McLean gave his
impression of the various speakers and presid
ing officers, notable among whom was Washing
ton .Gladden.- Ho was greatly pleased, with
the music of the negro singers "from Fisk Uni
versity, heard on that occasion. He expressed
surprise at, as well as gratification with, the
progress of the American Missionary Associa
MERRY GIRLS IN COURT.
Soubrettes and Chorus Lassies in
the Nash-Kreling Contro
A STAGE MANAGER'S DUTIES.
The Defense Claims He Has No Right
to Draw Salary if He Attends
Judge Hunt, like nearly all other mor
tals, is subject more or less to the influ
ence of youthful and bright femininity,
dashing in step and dress; hence his more
than usual good-nature yesterday as late
as nightfall hearing the case of Stage Man
ager Nash against Mrs. William Kreiing.
But for the presence in court of half a
dozen blooming chorus damsels, a pert
little soubrette ; a leading lady or two, and
their well-groomed chrysanthemum- bear
ing escorts, the day would have been posi
Nash is seeking to recover ?300 which he
claims is his due for back salaries, likewise
about $5200 which he says he would have
earned at the n.te of $100 weekly had the
defendant not discharged him one year
before the expiration of their contract.
Such a case very naturally brought into
court a great many theatrical people, giv
ing the somber room somewhat of the
appearance of what they call a "profes
The merits of the case were gone into in
the most matter-of-fact manner, and, to
the layman, suggested little cause for mer
riment. It was not so. however, with the
little ladies, who tittered, giggled and even
allowed more pronounced expressions of
enjoyment to escape them.
At no time did his Honor essay to re
press the silvery laughter of the footlight
belles, and w lien, to the regret of every
body in court, they were obliged to with
draw, the place assumed its wonted gloomy
air, and the case was continued over until
Mrs. KreHng, the prepossessing widow
of the Tivoli'slate proprietor, remained in
court all day coaching Attorney Lowen
thal, who represents her side of the case.
Throughout it was apparent that her justi
fication of the stage manager was that he
neglected her business and attended the
races. Other employe* of her place of
amusement were made to testify that they
never visited the Bay District track, hence
their continued employment.
In the case of Joseph Holtz, one of the
witnesses, he testitied that during all the
years he worked ior Mrs. Kreiing as treas
urer, ticket-seller and general utility man,
he never thought of lioing to the races.
He is now out of the lady's employ and
making up for lost time by selling pool
tickets on the races. He acknowledged
this i ti a roundabout way.
"No! ' he exclaimed, "I do not sell pool
tickets; I am a commission broker and I
place money on the races for my cus
Adolph Bauer, the leader of the Tivoli
orchestra at the present time, was strong
in his testimony as to Nash's inability to
manage the stage. He gave as his reason
of this judgment that Nash was inatten
tive to his duties, and in consequence the
Tivoli made much less money than it does
at present under Stage Manager George
In this he corroborated William H.
Leahey.who is recognized as Mrs.&reling's
advisor in business matters.
George Lask, proud cf the position in
which he found himself, having listened
attentively to the witnesses, who extolled
his managerial ability, gave his idea of
what a stage manager's duties were.
Bunching all that that very busy and nec
essary adjunct to an opera-house should
do, it would seem that all that is necessary
to complete the staff of employes would
be to engaee a ticket-seller and an usher.
The stage manager, according to Mr.
Lask, should invent business, study out
situations, study new operas, look after
the costuming, attend to t lie advertising,
attend to the rehearsing, the music, and,
between times, make himself of general
During the afternoon Mr. Nash got in
his heavy blows at his former employer's
pocket-book. Joseph llirschbach, who
was musical director at the Tivoli during
the plaintiff's reeime, stood off the testi
mony given by Bauer, who succeeded him
as director. He saw absolutely nothing
that Nash left undone for the benefit of
Harry Cripps, the stage manager for De
Wolf Hopper, was strong in his testimony
as to Mr. Nash's ability in a similar capac
ity. He, as well as William Gleason, a
stage manager of thirty-two years' stand
ing, defined the duties required of men in
their calling, and from what they knew of
Nash's work he certainly came up to the
The cross-examination by Lowenthal
was principally on the point of whether
the witnesses believed it possible for a
stage manager to properly perform his
dutie? and attend the racetrack five times
"Do you attend the races, Mr. Cripps?"
"I have, sir. in New York, but not here."
"Why not here?"
"They are too hard a game," came the
prompt answer, and the pert little sou
brette in the corner nearly rolled off her
chair from laughter.
It came out during the examination that
Mr. Cripps has very little faith in what he
hears from the "front of the house," as
the box-ofhee management is generally
termed. Lowenthal tried to have him ex
press an opinion as to whether it was not
Nash's duty to believe Mrs. Kreling when
she toid him a change must be made as the
house was losing money.
"No, sir. In a case of that sort I might
not dispute the party's word, but I might
not believe it. As a rule, I don't believe
what is told me from the front of the
A few more such answers during the day
almost Eent the chorus fairies into convul
sions of laughter.
John T. Wilson, the libretist of "Don
Juan," "Lalla Roofch" and "Little Robin
son Crusoe, 1 ' presented by Nash at the
Tivoli, joined the others in praise of that
Alice Neilsen, formerly of the Tivoli
company but now of the "Bostonians, paid
hip-h tribute to the plaintiff's abilities as a
stage manager. Apparently counsel for
the defendant did not care to worry the
young lady, for he failed to cross-examine
her. He did likewise in the case of Gracie
Plaisted, the favorite little soubrette.
In succession came Joe Holtz and
Adolph Greenfield, the latter a reporter
for a dramatic paper. Both made strong
witnesses for the plaintiff.
The case goes on next Monday morning,
when the plaintiff himself will be the last
WAS THE ISSUE LEGAL ?
Santa Cruji Bond Cam Rrnrgued Before
The Santa Cruz bond case was rcargued
yesterday before Judge McKenna in the
United States Circuit Court. This suit is
known as Albert H. "Waite vs. The City of
Santa Cruz, and although only $14,000 is
the amount at bar, it is a test case involv
ing the entire refunding bond issue of the
city, amounting to $300,000.
Congressman Maguire appeared for the
city and William Thomas advocated the
side of the plaintiff. The case took up the
entire day, and the validity of the bonds
was called into question.
The Santa Cruz bonds were issued under
the act of the .Legislature of 1893 and de
livered to Coffin and Stanton, nominally
as purchasers, but really as agents for
their sale. It is alleged" that Coffin and
Stanton disposed of them, by hypotheca
tion and various other ways, for their own
benefit, the city never receiving any re
The points urged against the validity of
the bonds were that the act was special or
local legislation, because cities of the first
class were excepted; that the city was
already bonded to the amount allowed by
law, and the $360,000 was therefore an over
Mr. Maguire argued that municipal
bonds were not negotiable instruments in
California, under decisions of the Supreme
Court, and any defense which might be
urged against purchasers could also, as a
matter of course, be urged against a sub
sequent purchaser for value.
The position taken by Mr. Thomas was
that the limitation upon cities in the mat
ter of issnim: bonds related only to origi
nal issues for public improvements and
not to refunding bonds, and that while the
law in question was local in its workings
yet it met the requirements of the consti
tution and applied equally to all classes of
cities within its term. He contended that
the bondholders were fully protected by
the recitals in the bonds showing they
were issued according to law.
CAUSE OF THE RATE WAR
Precipitated by a Self-Protective
Move of the Rail
The Effort to Recover It Led Up to
the Present Three-Cornered
It i« war now between the Southern
Pacific Company and the Oregon Railway
and Navigation Company until one or the
other cries peccavi.
In view of the bitter and determined
conflict that is on the cause that precipi
tated it and now acts as the incentive for
its continuance is of interest, as only by
its removal will normal conditions be pos
sible. The history of the trouble which
follows comes from a high official in rail
road circles :
During 18<J3 and earlier the Southern Pa
cific Company enjoyed 50 per cent of all
the passenger traffic between Portland and
San Francisco, but during the depression
that began with 1894 people apparently
became more economical in their traveling
as well as in other directions. As the
rates then existing showed a difference on
first-class fare of about $11 50 and $9 in
favor of the steamship line people nat
urally were attracted under the circum
stances to the water route. The result was
that during the past year the proportion
of passengers carried by rail between Port
land and San Francisco was only 29 per
cent. In other words, the Oregon Railway
and Navigation Company's steamers, which
ran only once in live days, were carrying
nearly three times as many passengers be
tween the points named as the Southern
Pacific Company did with its daily and
fasterTnode of traveling.
Should the present war continue the
Pacific Coast Steamship Company will
make its fight more effective by putting
the Mexico, which it was intended to lay
up for the winter at Sausalito, on the
sound route, and will then dispatch its
steamers every three days, instead of
ever»r five as at present.
"At the time the Oregon Railway and
Navigation Comoany's representatives
were here several conferences were held
with the Southern Pacific people, but no
satisfactory basis of settlement could be
decided upon. When the negotiations
proved fruitless, the steamship men
asserted that the Southern Pacific de
manded two-thirds of the business, and
this they would not concede. Their ver
sion is now specifically denied by the rail
road. The latter claim that all they asked
was the adjustment of rates so that they
would be able to control 50 per cent of the
number of passengers traveling be
tween San Francisco and Portland.
This the steamship representatives
would not concede. Tney best they would
do, it is asserted, was to submit a proposi
tion for the adjustment of rates, so that
the receipts from this traffic would be
equally divided between the railroad and
tiie steamship line. This, however, was not
considered fair by the railroad men, who
claim that for the higher fare they ask
they give bftter accommodations, and that
their profits are no more in proportion on
a passenger than are those of the steam
ship company with its cheaper fare.
Travel in all directions on the transpor
tation lines involved has been greatly stim
ulated by the extremely low rates, so that
the loss in revenue created by the cheaper
rates is at least partly made good by the
No recourse has been had as yet to cut
ting freight rates, but should the contest
remain unsettled it is not unlikely that a
freight war may also ensue.
Making a Bicycle Record.
Mayor Sutro receiver", a letter yesterday from
Mayor William Greene of Fall River, Mass.,
stating that John H. Witts, a citizen of that
place, started for San Francisco September 27
at !> o'clock a. Bf.| in an effort to break the
record netween the two cities. The latter also
stated that the cyclist was the bearer of a com
munication to Mayor Sutro ana that any cour
tesies extended to him would be appreciated.
Witts expects to arrive in San Francisco on
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Romantic Marriage of Sherry
Krauss and Pauline
BOTH HAIL FROM NEW YORK.
To Avoid Complications They Came to
This City to Be Made Man
After many trials and tribulations
Sherry Krauss and Pauline Phirisch, both
of New York, were made man and wife by
Justice of the Peace Groezinger yester
day and are now on their way to
their Eastern home to enjoy their
honeymoon if providence and an ex-Mrs.
Sherry Krauss will permit.
Several years ago Krauss, who is a stal
wart German and traces his ancestry back
to a blue-blooded Knickerbocker family,
married a Jady who moved in the same
circles as himself and for some time happi
ness reigned in the Krauss household.
But dissensions arose and Krauss finally
became alienated from his wife. He also
fell in love with pretty Miss Pauline
Phirisch, and this hastened his determina
tion to be divorced from his wife and marry
his charmer. Not desiring the publicity
that would r3sult if the action was brought
in isew York, he left Pauline and jour
neyed to San Francisco, where he brought
suit for a separation on the ground of
Judge Daingerfield gave him a decree of
divorce and Krauss went home satisfied.
He made ready to make Miss Phirisch his
bride, but complications over the legality
of the divorce arose, the attorney whom
he consulted advising him that the Cali
fornia divorce might not be recognized by
the New York courts. His ex-wife also
expressed a determination to prevent the
marriage if possible.
Then despair seized both Krausaand his
fiancee and they were at their wit's ends.
An elopement was not to be thought of,
for the social positions of both were dear
to them ami they knew not what to do.
Finally Krauss proposed that they travel
together to California and be made one
under the same jurisdiction that had sepa
rated him from his wife. This seemed the
only solution of the diinculty and the trip
was accordingly made, Miss Phirisch being
accompanied by a female relative who
acted as chaperoue to tne party.
On arriving here Krauss consulted an
attorney, who told him that his divorce
was legal, and that he was free to marry
as soon as he pleased. Justice Groezinger
was accordingly called upon to perform
the ceremony, "and did so in his usual
At the last moment the bride that was
to be weakened and seemed almost ready
to give up her intention of marrying
Krauss. She made many anxious inquiries
of the Justice whether there was any ques
tion as to the right of herself and Krauss
being united, or whether tlie ex-Mrs.
Krauss, of whom she seemed to be in fear,
could separate them on their return East.
On being assured that there was not the
slightest danger of anything in a legal
way coming between them, she consented
to the tying of the knot. Then she and
her newly made husband departed hur
riedly to "make preparations for the return
journey to New York.
Krauss was very reticent about his con
nections in the East, merely stating that
he came of a good family and was well
provided with the world's goods. He de
clined to say where he had been staving
while in this City and said that within a
few hours he would be on his way East.
His attorney, he stated, would see that
his first wife did not annoy him and that
she would be kept away from the present
Mrs, Krauss. He rather expected, how
ever, that she would attempt to make
trouble as soon as he and his bride landed
in New York.
He is 32 years of age, while his wife ad
mils of twenty summers. She. is slight,
blonde and pretty, and seems very much
in love with her distinguished-looking
THE GKAIN-BATE REDUCTION.
No Prospect of the Farmer Enjoying It
By special stipulation between counsel
the hearing of the motion of the Southern
Pacific Company for a temporary injunc
tion pending the trial and decision in the
suit for a permanent injunction restrain
ing the Railroad Commission from enforc
ing reduced rates scheduled on the lines of
the Southern Pacific Company, has been
again postponed, this time from November
25 to December 9. The proceedings will
consist merely of arguments on the affida
vits already fiied by each side, no testi
mony beinc taken. The answer of the
Railroad Commission to the complaint of
the Southern Pacific Company must be
filed by Deceir.ber 2.
As the matter now stands there is no
prospect ofuhe grain-shippers benefiting to
any extent this season from the Railroad
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AUCTION ! AUCTION !
75— HORSES— 75
Saturday ...........November 23. 1895,
-■ i , ■ At 11 o'clock a. si.. ■
At Car Stables, cor. Fourteenth and Mission sts.,
We will sell, hv order of the Bank of Kings County.
75 Head of Well-broke Horses, from 4 to 7 years
old, weighing from 1000 to 1000 rounds. . No finer
lot of Draft, Buggy or. Wagon Horses was ever
Offered in this mure:.
SULLIV IX & DOYLE, Livestock Auctioneers.
• Office— 327 Sixth street.
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Of hifh erado JEWELRY, WATCHES. DIA-
MONDS ann SILVERWARE, with .3! R. J. " H.-
FRENCH -Of-- New York as auctioneer. . Sales
daily at 10 a. m. and 2 r. m. . till further notice.
Absolutely NO RESERVE. <:^BBOnHH
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