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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22, 1895
' Baldwin Theatkr.— "Wang."
California Theater— "The War of Wealth."
Columbia Theatkr— Haverly's Minstrels.
Morocco 1 * Opkba-housk— "The Knglish Rose."
Tivcli Offra-house — "Carmen."
Cbfhecm— High-Class Vaudeville. I
(iBOVER's A lcazak.— "The Governor."
Macdonovgii Theater (Oakland) — "Robin
Hood," by the famous Bostonians.
Mark Hopkins' Institute of Art.- Winter
exhibition of Paintings.
Shoot the Chutes.— Dally at Ilaight street,
oi:e block east of the Park.
Pay District Track. — Races.
Football— At Central Park, Thanksgiving Day,
By Hammersmith & Field— Jewelry, Watches,
Diamonds and' Silverware, at 118 Suiter street, at
10 a. m. and '-' v. si.
By Bdluvan it Doylf— Saturday, November
28, horses, at corner Four teeth and Mission streets,
at 11 o'clock.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.
A grand concert was given yesterday even-
Ing at Calvary Church.
The first concert of the fall exhibition took '
place yesterday at the Art Institution.
The splendid American ship Sherandoah
Bailed for New York with almost 5000 tons of
The Congregational Council of Laymen has
pledged $5000 for the continuance of Park
Many members of the local trades unions
will attend the Debs mass-meeting in OaklaDd
The winners at the track yesterday were:
Imp. Empire, Tiny, Red Root, Laura F, Thelma
A successful entertainment for the benefit ot
Bt Ann's Church was given at Metropolitan
Temple last night.
The Park Commissioners have decided to
build the new music concourse and extend the
I -.cycle course at once.
'Increasine cloudiness and probably show
ers, colder, fresh northerly winds,' 1 is the fore
i .■'.<! for to-day's weather.
The Institute of Applied Christianity has
i a new lease of life from Dr. Jonathan
McDonald's offer of hospitality.
Judge Campbell threatens to send any man
who insults a woman in attendance upon the
Lime trial to jail for six months.
The Olympic team played by themselves
yesterday, as me Berkeley football men did
not come over for the second secret practice.
Khv. Ph. Behweita was brought from Sacra
men to yesterday by captain Lees an<i booked
at the City Prison on two charges of forgery.
Editor Barry of the Star is up from his sick i
bed and is taking a hand in the discussion o£
local politics with special reference to the De
The Oriental and Occidental steamship Coptic
sailed for China snd Japan yesterday with
fifty cabin passengers and 500 Chinese "in the
Inspector Doekery went out on a raid early
yesterday morning and confiscated over '200
gallons of milk, which he found not up to the
The Nash-Kreling case in Judge Hunt's court
appears to be a test one as to whether a stage
manager can attend to his business and the
horseraces as well.
Walter K. Freeman made another effort yes
terday to have his brother, Wallace E. Free
man, urrested for perjury. Wallace E. Free
man has left San Francisco.
F. R.G. Mitchell Treweek, an inmate of the
City Prison on suspicion of committing a
forgery, was yesterday served with a warrant
charging him with bigamy.
Arthur Terry was booked at the City Prison
last night on the charge of grand larceny for
stealing a bicycle from the front of W. Lee's
residence on Golden Gate avenue.
J. L. Moody wos before the Harbor Commis
sioners askine that the piles, old hulks and
other obstructions be removed from Channel
street at the Seventh-street bridge.
Editor Rosewater of the Omaha Bee has writ
ten Mayor Sutro asking what the people of San
Francisco will do regarding the proposed set
tlement of the Pacific railroad debts.
Plans and specifications for the two new rev
enue cutlers for this port— for ocean duty
and the other for harbor service — were received
by Collector of Customs Wise yesterday.
G. Dal Porto, a bartender, who works for S.
Arrighi at '2004 Fillmore street, is suing R.
Baldocchi for $6000 damages because Bald
occfei said he was stealing Arrighi' s money.
•Max H. Marx, the New Yorker charged with
infidelity, was arrested on 8 bench warrant
yesterday and released on giving $250 addi
tional bonds for his appearance ou Monday.
The Santa Cruz bond case was reara;ued be
fore Judge McKenna of the United States Cir
cuit Court yesterday. It involves the refund
ing issue of $360,000 under the act of 1893.
The Merchants' Association is interested in
the establishment of a public market that will
bring the producers and consumers together
•without the intervention of the middlemen.
The trial of Mock Tai for the murder of Tsang
Wai came up before Judge Bahrs yesterday.
Wai was murdered one night in July last, on
the corner of Washington and Stockton streets.
John Wil«on, a cable-splicer, was caught up,
whirled around and crushed to death by the
machinery of the power-house of the Sutter
etreet Cable Railway Company yesterday morn
The Goethe-Schiller monument will be of
bronze and rest upon a marble pedestal and
granite foundation. It will be constructed in
Germany, alter the pattern of the Weimar
The twenty-second annual meeting of the
Eclectic Medical Society of California, which
bas been in session at the California Medical
College since Wednesday morning, adjourned
Peter Sosso, who played Darrant in "The
Crime of a Century' at the Auditorium last
week, took the manager's overcoat in lieu of
pay, and will have to explain to Judge Low
At the request of Captain W. L. Merry Mayor
Sutro will ask the Board of Supervisors to me
morialize Congress on the subject of the com
pletion, under United States control, of the
An explanation of the present rate war be
tween the Southern Pacific Company and the
steamship companies operating lines between
here and Portland and Sound ports was made
by a railroad official yesterday.
Jefferson Chandler of Washington, D. C,
widely known in political circles, arrived here
yesterday on a short visit. He is enthusi
astically in favor of San Francisco for the next
Republican National Convention.
Henry Korn, a boy living at 558 Mission
street, was struck by a cable-car on Larkin
6treet yesterday afternoon and had a narrow
escape from being crushed to death. He escaped
with a contusion of the right leg.
Sherry Krauss and Miss Pauline Phirisch,
both of New York, were made man and wife
yesterday by Justice Groezinger. They came
here to avoid complications with a former wife
of Krauss, from whom he was divorced.
Mr?. Maggie Massie, wife of W. Massio, a
baggage-master on the Southern Pacific Kail
road, fired at him with probable fatal effect at
their home, 853}^ FoL-oiq street*, last night
and was arrested for assault to murder.
Frank Nelson, a longshoreman working on a
vessel at the Union-street wharf, fell through
an open hatchway yesterday morning and sus
tained internal injuries that may prove fatal.
He was taken to the Receiving Hospital.
Clans Bpreckels has secured a writ of injunc
tion from the Superior Court of this City, en
joining the Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar
Company and other plaintiffs from bringing
euit against him in the Hawaiian courts.
W. G. Coffer, son of the late Detective Dan
Coffer, was sentenced by Judge Campbell
yesterday to six months on each of the charges
of vagrancy and carrying a concealed weapon.
The charge of attempt at felonious assault was
A new rule adopted by the Civil Service Com
mission has just been received by Postmaster
McCoppin. Its effect will be to allow Post
master-General Wilson to merge little post
offices into big ones and change the status of
the lesser postmasters.
At the meeting of the insurance men to-day
lively time* are expected over the support of
the Underwriters' Fire Patrol- Some say it
will be abandoned unless all contribute, and
others declare that it will be continued in the
interests of a few companies, if necessary.
A cold wave is passing from Idaho down be
tween the Sierra Nevada and Kocky Mountains
to Arizona, accompanied by high winds and
snow. Frost will appear to-night in the east
ern and southern parts of the State, with a
lower temperature on the coast and in this
Edward Johnson was convicted of grand lar
■« ;iy t.cfore Judjre lieieher yesterday. .Jolimon
was playing cards wit)i a countryman named
'Jhristia'n Weidenbarh, when Wei den bach ac
cused him of cheating. Johngon started to
ruU| but before going he snatched a roll of
greenbacks from Weiden bach's hand, hence
the charge of grand larceny.
ALONG THE WATER FRONT
Tables of Monthly Earnings and
Expenditures of the
HULKS IN CHANNEL STREET.
Departure of the Coptic for the Orient.
A Sailor Who Objected to Going
Joseph L. Moody appeared before the
Harbor Commissioners yesterday after
noon and asked for the removal by the
State of the old hulks and piles now ob
structing Channel street at Seventh. He
stated that the stream had shoaled by
reason of their presence, and navigation
that once passed as far up as Ninth street
had become blocked at that point. He
further stated that he and others having
property there were completely cut off
from deep water.
In reply to a question from Mr. Colnon,
j he said that the property would be im
| proved if the Harbor Commission would
| make the stream navigable.
"There are several big sewers emptying
into the channel above the Seventh-street
bridge," he continued, "one especially,
branching from the Brannan-street sys
tem, drains almost half of the entire City.
This pours into Channel street a great
stream. It tills the upper part of the
canal and gradually comes down b°low
Sixth street. There the State dredges
get at it, and you are obliged to lift it out
of the water."
"But Sixth is the head of navigation,"
said Mr. Colnon, "ami the Sixth-street
bridge, which the City closed, or permitted
to be closed, settled the question of any
further use of Channel street above that
point. Moreover, the State does not care
to expend money where no return can be
gathered, and 1 cannot see as we need any
more water front hero. Bui I will make
another visit to Channel street and see
what further may be done in the place."
A communication was received from
President Whiting of the North Paciiic
Railroad, asking that a fence be put up
between iiis passengers and those of the
Southern Pacific. Under the present order
of affairs the two crowds get so mixed up
with each other that even the far-seeing
Mr. Huntington could not pick out his
people should he feel disposed to keep
them from imposing upon his brother
Chief Wharfinger Root asked that a fair
way he kept open along the city front.
especially off Meiggswhan and section 6
of the seawall, and vessels kept from
anchoring in this space.
Yesterday wa* payroll day in the Harbor
Commission office and for this month it is
: Wharfingers and collectors $3,923 35
Men on tugs and dredgers. 2,470 80
Men on scows and pile-drivers 1,86165
Men on argent repairs 9,06660
' Sweepers and special officers 2.(50195
Total $12,923 75
Up to November 21 the earnings of the
State property for the month are $44,199 21.
■ For October the earnings were $54,571 IS,
| and the disbursements $107,903 17. About
' $60,000 of this was expended on the ferry
In September the earnings were $51,
--. 019 19, and trie disbursements $77,303 46.
For the month of August the earnings
were $45,133 43, and disbursements $49,
The following figures taken from the
wharf earnings for October will give an
idea of the revenue derived from the heavy
Ferry wharves. 7 305
Folsom No. 2 3,698
Mission No. '_' 2.066
(.; ree n- Iree t 1,^65
Pacific Mail 1.800
Broadway No. 1 1,681
Harrison and Howard No. 1, each 1,340
Howard No. 2 1,250
The Southern Pacific Railroad Company
pays about 25 per cent of the total income
of "the city front. The total of the ferry
sims is $8905.
The following cabin passengers sailed on
the Oriental and Occidental steamship
Coptic yesterday :
For Honolulu— William M. McQuaid, Mr. and
Mrs. Ellis Mills, W. 11. Shearer, Mrs. Lieuten
ant H. P. Dixonand G. C. Broome.
For Yokohama— H. L. Lacazettes, Mia K.
■ Lindsay, Mrs. J. B. Hargreavea, Miss Sarah B.
le, Mr. i nd Mm. Livingston Koe, Bishop
John McKim arH tan . !.■',• .1. M. and Mrs.
I Francis, C. H. Denison, Q. W. Rhee, Mr . C. 11.
- -n, l»r. R. !.■ . biiip Jaisohn, Leo
In, Fre'l M. Stein, Mr. an I Mrs. C. D, Ma-
I 8. J. Hunt, Rev. C. E.
and Niels L. J. <;ron.
For Hongkong— Captain Ro?ewell Davi=, Mr.
and Mrs. li. H. Smith, J. Thomas and valet,
Mrs. J. Thomas and maid, B. Tozer and vale I,
F. J. Bardens, F. Shipton, Edwin Fowler. Miss
Hattie St John, ('. G. Mead, Mrs. J. 11. Binder.
Mrs. Binder is the wife of the new cap
: tain of the Belgic, and goes to Hongkong
Ito join her husoand. Ellis Mills is the
I United States Consul-General at Honolulu
: on his return to his post from a vacation.
About 500 Chinese took passage in the
The American ship Shenando&h sailed
yesterday for New York with alnui.-;
tons of merchandise aboard. Beveral hun
dred people were on the wharf to see the
splendid vessel pull out on her long voy
age. One person, however, was not so en
thusiastic over the ship. He was a sailor
who had drawn and given his advance to
the boarding-house masters, as sailors al
ways do, and then concluded that lie
would not go to sea. He swam ashorr>,
but was cantured an'l taken back to the
vessel. How about the Maguire act,
which saya no advance shall be taken from
a sailor, and neither shall he be forced
aboard of a Bhip?
The Pacific Mail steamship City of Rio
de Janeiro arrived yesterday from the
Orient, being delayed one day by very un
favorable weather, which continued sill
the trip. She had two cabin passenger,
H. D. Newcomb and John Connolly, the
latter the son of the United States Consul
at Kobe, Japan.
Advices from the Orient by the steam
ship liio Janeiro state that tue Japanese
officials have used the censor's scissors
upon the columns of the Shin SeKai, a
Japanese paper published in this City.
The recent issue of that journal, No. 407,
contained matter prejudicial to the public
peace of Japan, and the Minister of Home
Affairs prohibited ita circulation in the
War talk is loud among the Russians
and their fleets are ready for trouble.
Forts and docks are being hastily con
structed at Vladivostock iv view of an im
mediate conflict with England at a cost of
By the Rio is learned the details of the
terrible explosion and loss of 600 lives in
the troopship Kungpai, which was lost
October 14. All the officers except an
engineer were drowned, and none of the
people on board escaped injury. The
steamer took fire from the first powder
explosion, which soon caused a second,
splitting the vessel in two and sinking her
in a few minutes. She had 700 soldiers on
board, and only about 100 were rescued.
Many of the survivors are in the hospital.
THE "DEMON'S" OVERCOAT
Causes a Rumpus Among the Employes
of the Defunct Auditorium.
Teter Sosso was for a time the envy of
all the actors and actresses who assisted in
the perpetration©! "The Crime of the Cen
tury" at the Auditorium Theater last week.
While most of them got nothing, he got
$2 50 and the $GQ overcoat of J. T. Brown,
who, the actors claim, was the proprietor
THE SAN FRAXCISCO CALL, FKIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1595.
of the theater. But Sosso has now some
thing more. He has a lawsuit which will
l)t v decided this morning hy Judge Low.
Sosso took the part of Durrant in the
play. This necessitated his wearing a long
overcoat which Brown furnished. When
the show went under, SosßO kept the coat
as collateral instead of his salary.
Brown protested that he was not respon
sible for the salaries of the people, and
that Fred Smith was proprietor of the
theater. He went with a policeman and
demanded the overcoat, but Bosso claimed
that he could prove Brown was running the
house and that when it closed Monday
night the receipts were given Brown by the
Brown got a search warrant yesterday
and recovered the property.
He Is Again Arrested and Has to Give
Additional Bonds for His
On application of ex-Judge Lawler, at
torney for Henry Bernard, the complain
ing witness in the case of Max 11. Marx,
alias Henry Martin, charged with in
fidelity. Judge Campbell yesterday in
creased Marx's bonds from $250 to $500
and issued a bench warrant for his arrest.
Marx was arrested and promptly released
on giving the additional bonds.
lie expresses himself as willing to con
tribute to the support of his wife and font
children in New York, and as an evidence
of his good intentions he has already sent
$200 through Wells, Fargo & Co. He says
be has no intention of leaving the City till
the case is settled on Monday.
Marguerite Knudson, the Norwegian
Princess, has, the police thinJC, not left the
City, but is keeping her whereabouts
secret, as she objects to appear as a wit
ness in the Police Court against Marx.
She is a victim to consumption and
Marx and she came here on the Panama
steamer with the intention of going on to
Los Angeles to spend the winter there for
the benefit of her health. She is a tall,
handsome woman of attractive manners
and fabulous wealth.
She owns a mansion in New York, where
she lived before starting on a tour with
Marx, with whom she became infatuated.
Prior to meeting Marx she had a wealthy
lover, who committed suicide when she
discarded him for Marx. Why she left
Norway and took up her residence in New
York is not known here.
WALLACE FREEMAN GONE
His Brother, Walter X., Still
Very Anxious for His
Sought to Have Commissioner Heacock
Issue a Warrant on a Charge
, Walter K. Freeman, backed by th<fTort
Wayne Electrical Corporation, in his fight
against the Westinghouse people for in
fringement of his patent in 'transform
ers," is still pursuing his brother, Wallace
l E. Freeman.
This case has become a familiar 6tory to
the readers of The Call. Wallace E. Free
man came here to give a deposition favor
able to the Westinghouse concern before
Examiner Hcacock in the chancery end of
the United States Circuit Court, and in
that deposition Walter K. Freeman thinks
he said things that were contradictory,
and therefore not true, so yesterday Wal
ter K. went once more to Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Bert Schlessinger to have a
warrant issued for his brother's arrest.
Wallace E. has left the City.
Walter K. had been greatly disappointed
i by the action taken by the United States
Grand Jury Tuesday, lie was very anxious
to have Wallace E., Warren P., another
i brother, and Attorney H. S. Mackaye,
■ alias William Steelc, compelled to defend
! themselves against various charges be had
| preferred, but the Grand Jury ignored the
: charges completely. It acted in aocord
i ance with a charge Judge Field had once
: made, in which that jurist cautioned grand
I jurors against paying any attention to
complaints arising out of civil contro
The Grand Jury would not heed the
stories of either side, for countercharges
had been make by Walter X.'s brothers
against him. He alleges a whole gamut of
offense.-— bribery, perjury, subornation of
perjury, intimidation of witnesses, con
Failing with the Grand Jury he threat
ened to communicate with Attorney-Gen
eral Harmon, but to do so would require
considerable time for an answer, and then
with doabtfol results. He grew impatient
yesterday, und expressed a desire early in
the Hay to go before Mr. Heacock. as-.
United States Commissioner, and swear to
a complaint of perjury. Mr. Schlessinger,
however, told him he would examine into
the charge iirst before taking any action
which would in tlie course of things lead
to the issuance of a warrant for his broth
Marvin P. Freeman has finished gi7ing
his deposition. If anything it was favora
ble to the plaintiff brother. Warren P,
Freeman was too sick to testify yesterday,
and when Alexander H. Freeman will be
aijlc to go on the stand is still a matter of
THE LATE PANIC.
What Terrible Ravage*) It Ha-i Worked
on tlie Nerve Forces of Men.
Many men are now almost shattered, wrecked.
A leading physician of .San Francisco chanced
into the corridors of the I'alace Hotel and de
iiwrt.d a 2-minute lecture on the effects of the
panic, which lecture was calm, deliberate and
truthful. Iraid he: "The war is over, the
tinanciul war, and its victims are strewn all over
the land, from the shores of the Golden Gate
to the ice-bound lands of Maine. No one can
realize the fearful strain this calamity has been
on men's nerves. We only know it by com
parison. Read the newspapers— daily— you
will see of horrible murders, fearful robberies,
dreadful hold-ups of trains and all those mis
deeds which are the result of impaired brain
forces. No man unless he be mentally un
balanced will risk his life for a few dollars.
Men in the heat of passion often kill each
Other; in order that the heat of passion may be
reached the unfortunate must be physically
unable to control his feelings. All strong are
able to do so. It is true this terrible panic,
which has kept all men thinking as to their
future, makes us pause. There can bo no Det
ter way of recuperating, of building up the
nerve forces, than by the use of that wonderful
remedy which we all know under the name of
"Cupidene." It is a solvent remedy prepared
from the vegetable ingredients which have
been gathered and selected from the entire
world." This wonderful remedy is prepared in
Kan Francisco under the special supervision of
a well-known scientific man. "Cupidene" cures
nervous disorders. Smokers, chewers, heavy
drinkers and men who have over-indulged, or
by excess have exhausted their vitality find in
"Cupidene" the exact remedy for which the
system craves. If you purchase a box of
"Oupidene" you will continue to take the
remedy until you are cured. For sale at Brook's
Pharmacy, 119 Powell street. •
The Gayhead Affair.
So far as the claims of the three sailors of the
Gayhead— William Bressling, Walter Ekeren
kutter and William Gehrmanu— lor the com
pensation due them for their cruise in the
Son tli ,«eas. are concerned, a settlement was
effected yesterday in the nature of a compro
mise. Attorney Monteith will lay the matter
of their unauttiorized arrest at Honolulu be
fore the Department of State and ask Secretary
Olney to investigute.
An Odd Entertainment.
The social committee of the First Christian
Church, Twelfth street, will sell for '25 cents
round-trip tickets for a tour through the
"Ruins of Egypt and the Iloly Land." Each
party of five will be provided with an intel
ligent guide, and refreshments be served en
route without extra charge. The travelers
will start from the lecture room of the church
TEN CENTS TO VALLEJO
The Southern Pacific Has the
Fight of Its Life on Its
TO MAKE ISLAND FOE A DIME.
A Triangular Battle Between the
Steamers Sunol, the Herald and
The war of rates goes merrily on, and
each day the public gains some new ad
vantage. The Southern Pacific has the
right of its life on hand, and it is a ques-
THE STEAMER SUNOL, CWNED BY PIPER, ADEN, GOODALL &
CO., WHICH WILL CARRY PASSENGERS TO VALLEJO ON
MONDAY FOR T£N CENTS.
[Sketched by a "Call" artist.]
tion with it of either sink or swim. '
There will be a desperate battle over the i
Portland and Puget Sound trade, but the :
right to maintain its passenger trailic be- '
tween Selbys, Port Costa, Vallejo and '
Mare Island" will be equally as bitter. To
any of these points the fare by rail is $1. j
On Monday next Piper, Aden, Goodall >
& Co., in order to protect their freight
business, which has been seriously cut
into, prooose starting n steamer which
will carry passengers at 10 cents apiece.
The steamer Sunol is now being refitted
for the traffic. Her saloon is being recar
peted, the steward's quarters have been j
THE STEAMER HERALD, OWNED BY THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC
[fetched by a " Call" artist.]
fixed up, a new piano and a supply of '
mupic have been purchased, and if that
and the 10-cent fare will not draw the j
crowd the owners of the Sunol say they j
■will hire a brass band. The owners of the j
other opposition say they are in the fight
to stay, and it is rumored that beiore this j
day week the Southern Pacific boat will :
be carrying passengers for 5 cents.
It is :i triangular fight and is likely to be
long continued. The contestants are
Piper, Aden, Goodall & Co., owners of the !
stern-wheeler Snnol; Hatch tfros.. owners ;
of the screw steamer Monticello, and the!
Southern Pacific stern- wheeler Herald.
The Sunol is one of the fastest vessels of j
her class on the bay, and the races be- i
THE STEAMER MGNTICELLO, WHICH HATCH BROS. STARTED IN
OPPOSITION TO THE SOUTH-tiß N PACIFIC BAILKOAD COMPANY.
tween here and Vallejo will be principally
between her and the Monticello.
A couple of years ago Piper, Aden, Good
all & Co. butied the hatchet with the
Southern Pacific. At that time the Sunol
and Herald were running opposition and
rates were down to 25 cents each way. An
amicable understanding was reached by
which the Herald was withdrawn and tlie
railroad took all the passenger traffic while
the Sunol got the freight. Soon after this
arrangement was reached the Rosalie was
put on the route in opposition, but she did
not last lons and was sent to Puget Sound
to try her luck in the Alaskan trade.
After the Rosalie retired the railroad
company had it all its own way for nearly
two years in the passenger business, and
all travelers to Vallejo and Mare Island
had to pay $1 each way.
This state of affairs could not last for
ever and when the Hatch Bros, saw the
openinur they brought the Monticello here
from Puget Sound and put her on the
route. On the way to San Francisco the
little craft broke down, and, strange to say,
was picked, up by a Southern Pacific
steamer and 'towed into port. A libel suit
for the towage bill is now pending in the
United States District Court
As soon as the Monticello was repaired
and put in good order she was put in oppo
sition to the railroad. The round trip was
fixed at $1 and a single fare at 7~> cents.
The Southern Pacific officials could not
stand any such invasion on its domain so
the Herald was called out of retirement
and started carrying passengers at 25 cents
a single fare.
Even at the lower rate the people would
not patronize the Herald and |the Hatch
Bros, were doing well, but they wanted to
do still better. They reached out after the
freight business and secured considerable
of it. That aroused the ire of Piper, Aden,
Goodall <fe Co. and thus the merry war
began. As matters now stand the Monti
cello is carrying passengers at 75 cents the
round trip, while the Herald is charging
50 cents and the Bono! 20 cents for a simi
lar service. All the steamers leave at 4 p. m.
next Monday and the race to Vallejo will
be an interesting one.
"It is simply a case of self-nreservation
with us," said A. B. Pryor of Piper, Aden,
Goodall & Co., yesterday. "We don't
want any of the passenger trade, but if the
Herahl and Monticello are going to cut
into our freight business why we'll fight
bark. We've got to, and that is all there
is to the matter. So long as they let us
alone we were contented, but when the
Hatch Ems. began carrying freight at cnt
rates and the Southern Pacific went them
one hetter we thought it was tune to get
into tfte fight ourselves. From Monday
next our steamer will carry pnssengers,
and the rate will be 10 cents. If the
Herald cuts the fare to 5 cents why we'll j
go them one better and give a round trip
for 5 cents. We are in this fight to win, |
and I think we can stay with it as long as ,
either the Southern .Pacific or Hatch
"Ours is a legitimate opposition to the
Southern Pacific," said C. Hatch, in speak
ing of the matter. "We have given the :
people of Vallejo, Mare Island and Port j
Costa a better steamer service than they j
ever have had, and if they don't want to
support us why well and good. We have
carried very little freight and don't want
to handle it, but when our regular cus
tomers ask us to do so what can we do in
the matter? As to reducing rates we will
wait and pee what the traveling public is
going to do in the circumstances."
An electric plow is now being used with
considerable success in Germany. The
cable to the motor is carried on a number
of small trolleys running over the ground.
USED THE CLERIC'S GARB.
The Doings of a Pious Fraud
Under Cover of the Rabbi's
LEES' IMPORTANT CAPTURE.
Railroad Men All Over the Country
Victimized by the " Rev. Rabbi"
Rev. "Ph." Schweitz— for that is his real
name, although he has numerous aliases —
was brought from Sacramento by Captain
Lees and Detective Cody yesterday. They
also b rough t his trunk along with nim.
The police have procured evidence to
show that Schweitz is one of the cleverest
confidence operators that ever visited the
Pacific Coast. According to this evidence
he not only won the confidence of Kabbi
Voorsanger, but also pulled the wool over
the eyes of such keen men as William
Bedell, general a^ent of the Pennsylvania
Railroad, and Greenewald Brothers, the
ticket agents on Market street.
Last Sunday he took an order which he
received from the Southern Pacific com
pany for a half-rate ticket to New York to
Mr. Bedell and asked for the transporta
tion, but Bedell declined to issue the ticket.
Schweitz talked so glibly to him, he says,
that he became interested. The preacher
told the ticket agent he was going to New
York for a short visit and on his return
was to deliver a lecture in one of the syna
gogues. He displayed a check for $15 and
blandly asked Bedell to cash it for him as
he was" in need of ready money. P.edell
did so and Schweitz cordially shook hands
with bini and promised that when he de
livered his lecture he would furnish him
with a free seat in a front pew of the syna
agogue. Bedell will swear out a warrant
against him this morning as he feels sore
at being "joshed" by other railroad men
for being such an easy victim.
On the same day G'reenewald Bros, were
asked by Schweitz to buy the order from
the Southern Pacific, but they declined the
purchase. He got tneni so worked up by
his engaging now of conversation, how
ever, that when he presented his check for
$10 with the suggestion that they would
greatly oblige him by cashing it they were
only too happy to do so.
Mr. Bedell and W. Koss of the Southern
Pacific called at police headquarters yes
terday afternoon. They toid Captain Lees
that Schweitz had "beaten" every railroad
in the East during this year by obtaining
from them orders for half-rate transporta
tion, and then selling the orders to
In Chicago he was known to the railroad
people as the Rev. Isaiah Agat, a Hebrew
clergyman connected with the Moses
Monteh'ore congregation; Rev. Henry
Clay Gray, Congregational minister; Rev.
John McPhail, Evanae-list M. E. Church;
Rev. George T. McClelland, Presbyterian
minister, formerly of Prescott, Kans. ;
Rev. D. K. Schweitz and Rev. Ph.
Schweitz, Jewish rabbi. In Tipton, Mo.,
he was known as Rev. W. S. Rae or Rev.
W. S. Wray, Presbyterian or Episcopa
lian; in Chillicothe, Mo., as Rev. John P.
Brooks of the Church of God; in Council
Bluffs, lowa, as Rev. George Muller of the
People's church; in St. Louis, Mo., In
dianapolis, Ind., and Minneapolis, Minn.,
as Rev. D. H. Schweitz. In all these
places he obtained orders for half-rate
tickets as a clergymen and sold them to
Charles E. Sawyer. 036 Waller street,
where Scliweitz lived for ihe short time he
was in the City, and George E. Maguire, a
friend, also called at police headquarters
to see the clerical impostor.
"Mr. Sawyer and his family and myself,"
said Mr. Maguire. "became acquainted
with Schweitz while on the train on our
way from St. Paul to this City last month.
On the second day from St. Paul he got
talking to me, and as he said he was a
clergyman and was goin^ to San Francisco
I introduced him to Mr. Sawyer and fam
ily, and he became one of us.
"When we got to Portland I introduced
him to a friend of mine, C. E. Holmes, of
the Windsor Pharmacy. He bought a few
trinkets from Holmes' store and got him
to cash a worth less check for $28 60. I was
not aware of that transaction till we
reached this City, and when I spoke to
Sciiweitz about it he telegraphed to Holmes
that he would be in Portland last Wednes
day night, but instead of that he left Mon
day morning for New York.
"When we reached here he expressed a
desire to stay with us, and beinsr a nice
sort of a follow we took him in. Mr. Saw
yer introduced him to I. is brother, L. E.
Sawyer, lioO Scott street, and he stole a
v>air of valuable opera-glasses from him.
The opera-glasses were found in Schweitz's
tank when opened at police headquarters.
Captain Liees said that as soon as he saw
the article in Tuesday's Call about
Schweitz's operations among the grocers
on llaiirht and adjoining streets, and the
accountfof his Sight, he thought he might
timi him in Sacramento. He was not long
in banting him up. Schweitz had, in the
short time he had been in Sacramento,
won the confidence of Rabbi Simon, and
was working him in the same way he
worked Rabbi Voorsanger here.
Schweitz was booked at the City Prison
on two charges of forgery, the complain
ing witnesses being John Tiedemann,
grocer, Haight and Fillmore streets, and
John Blohm, grocer, 600 Haight street.
Other charges will be booked against him
The reverend impostor claims that he is
a rabbi and that he is the victim of circum
stances. Captain Lees will make inquiry
in the East about him and expects to get
some interesting information.
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