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Interesting Items From Important Points in Alameda County.
BORN SMITH'S COMBINE
It Will Enable Him to Complete
Many Local Improve
DAVIE REPLIES TO MOTT.
Men Summarily Dismissed From the
Police Force Without Any
Oakland Offk r Sas Fbancibco Call,^
roadway, Nov. 27. S
Private aHvi, •.■« rec< ived in this city have
made it plain why F. M. Smith, the borax
manipulator, recently cabled to Oakland
for his attorney, W. H. Chickering, to go
to Europe. I. rax millionaire has
made a gigantic deal which will produce
the supply of ready money that he has
long desired to carry out his plans in re
gard to the California and NVvada Rail
road and Emeryville pier.
According to the report Mr. Smith went
to Europe for the purpose of making the
deal, ami had prepared for it by having
drawn up ' sworn statements
snowing the extent of the borax deposits
which he controls, the cost of extraction,
statements, in the form of a prospectus,
were laid English capitalists
whom Mr. Smith desired to interest. It is
stated that he has sold at a good price a
large interest in hi- borax deposits and m
the Pacific Borax Worksand the goodwill
of the business— this interest being just a
Little less than one-naif, so that he will
still retain the control.
At the same time he has organized in
London a new corporation which is to deal
\ ami borax products in
tain an.) Europe. In this cor
poration 1 . M. Smith has less than a
majority of shares.
lie has also made a contract with the
London company, whereby borax will be
furnished by the Paciric Coast concern to
the London concern at specified rates. At
the same time Smith has tied up Coy, the
r of other borax deposits in Southern
California, in such a manner that the
Smith concern is more of a monopoly than
ever. The date of the return of Mr. Smith
and Attorney Chickering is not yet
REFUSE TO RETIRE.
Patrol Drivers, Sustained by the Audi
tor, Will Contest.
Patrol drivers Babb and Davis, who were
dismissed by the Commissioners last night
without a moment's notice, will contest
the right of the commission to discharge
without cause. The request of Chief
Lloyd for their dismissal specified no rea
for his desire, and the men had no
that they were to be put out of their
jobs. Both of the men have served sev
eral years, and wercconsidered first-class
men. Clerk Spaulding of the board took
the appointments of trie new men to the
Auditor this morning.
"I cannot receive these," said Auditor
Snow. "The board has no power to ap
point four patrol wagon drivers, and if my
records are right Babb and Davis still hold
the positions. If tnese men want to con
their dismissal I will not pay any
other driver of the patrol wa&on until the
court compels me to. The charter plainly
provides that competent and experienced
employes in the several departments shall
not be unnecessarily removed, and I should
like to see this section decided by the
court?. I run my ortice under it, and I
should like to know if other departments
do the same. If any employe, discharged
without known cause, wants to try the
validity of the law, I will stand with
Chief Lloyd refuses to explain why he
asked their removal. He says he has rea
but does not see lit to state them.
The police captains are both satisfied with
the men's work, but they are Republicans,
and it is claimed that there were two Pod
ulists to oe provided for, hence the sudden
Mott a "Pinhead."
Mayor Davie has a luxurious head of
hair, and Councilman Mott, chairman of
the Finance Committee, shines in his
baldness. It was not thought, however,
that Mr. Mott's comparatively diminutive
head would become an object of special
notice. But it did. One night Council
man Bassett, Mayor Davie's lieutenant,
was addressed by" Mr. Mott in offensive
terms and Bassett replied with a sarcastic
reference to Mott's "pinhead." Now the
Mayor has taken it up. He was very
, when he saw last night that Mr.
had supplied all the newspapers
with a typewritten speech denouncing his
Honor in withering terms.
Poor little boy. Poor little pinhead,"
Baid Mayor Davie to-day in speaking of
Councilman Mott. "He is not account
able. "What does he mean hy intimating
that by my refusing to sign the ordinance
for dredging in front of the city wharves I
am favoring the railroad. Don't he know
that when be and the rest of his gang
gave Taylor the permission to erect that
coal bunker they played right into the
Southern Pacific's hands? They have
it now, so that a decent sized opposition
ferry-boat cannot land any place. The
little four-ton Emma is no opposition.
The railroad company knows that and do
■you see what they Lave done? Taken off
bne of their boats and are now making
trips once in two hours.
•'Does that little nincompoop think that
the people don't see through it all? Does
he suppose that they don't snow that the
erection of that bunker was a railroad
move? It makes me tired to hear Mott
talk about my working for the railroad.
The fact that* dredging is not done does
not affect any opposition ferry at all.
There is plenty of water. He talks bie,
but you know if you want to make a
whistle you have got to have whistle
wood. You can't make one out of a pig's
Value of Intention.
Mrs. Gerrisb of this city is in doubt as to
whether she will receive a legacy from a
]ife-lon«r friend or not. Mr?. Gerrish and
Mrs. Lavinia Jones of Sacramento were
dear friends, and when Mrs. Jones was
alive she announced her intention of tear
ing all her property to her friend. A short
time since Mrs. Jones died. Before her
in the presence of two friends, she
;m attorney the outline of her will,
with instructions* to draw it up. In the
race of witnesses, Mrs. Jones an
nounced to her attorney that it was her
wish that the larger one of her bouses and
the ground on which it stood be ieft to
t Mrs. Gerrish of this city, and that the
' ottier lot and smaller house should be sold
and the proceeds given to the Salvation
Army, with which to buy a site for a bar
racks at Sacramento.
Tliis division of the estate was the result
of a visit of Mrs. Ballington Booth of the
Salvation Army to Sacramento. Mrs.
Jones attended the meetings, and con
cluded to leave some of her property to
help the work. After telling the attorney
of her wishes, and before the will could be
drawn up, Mrs. Jones died. The memo
randa and notes taken by the attorney and
not signed by Mr-. Jones are presumed to
be worthies*, and as there are no known
relatives of the deceased the Public Admin
r has taken bold of the estate, and it
is thought it will escheat to the State.
There is only one way to offset the diffi
culty, an I that to to have a court rule that
' intention be construed as her
last will and testament. The case is
naturally creating much interest in legal |
circles. Among the effects left by Mrs. i
' Jones was a shingle on which was printed
in a rough manlier, "Cad Jones, hanged for i
wife-beatine." It seems that Cadwallader
Jones, the divorced husband of Mrs. Jones,
treated his wife with great cruelty when ,
; they resided in the mountains. A vigi- !
: lance committee arranged to hang him i
I and wrote his epitaph, but Jones left the
J county in time. His wife saved the shin- i
gle for a trophy.
Acme Baseball Clab.
The baseball enthusiasts in the Acme
: Club are to organize a club headed by J.
Donovan, the well-known Greenhood A:
Moran player. The players will assemble
Sunday morning; at the old Piedmont j
grounds, where Colonel Robinson used to
shine in all his glor \ The Acme nine ■
will be selected from H. May, F. Cooper, |
'■ H. Germain, J. U. Bird, J. H. Otey, A. H.
' Agnew, D. J. Corkery, F. T. Ag
neiv. J. V. Galindo, E. E. Laymance,
W. If. Owen, H. J. Tresselt, J. S. Fox, L.
Selna, W. E. P. Chambers and H. J. Roth
George Ainsworth'a Will.
The authenticated copy of the will of the j
late George J. Ainsworth of Portland, Or,, j
was filed with the County Clerk to-day. !
His estate consists of property worth about
$150,000, which he left to his wife and chil
dxen, share and share alike.
Will of J. Keichling.
The will of J. Reichling was filed to-day. :
The personal property is worth $100,000
and the realty $50,000. * His three children, I
Louis F., Albert H. and a daughter, are
made executors and beneficiaries under
Foley Getting Well.
Richard Foley, who was shot at Pleasan-
I ton, will recover. Detective Hubert has
I been at Pleasanton investigating, but says
Foley has not made any statement of the
I story told by John Bernal about the shoot
A Berkeley Failure.
i Francis Ferrier of Berkeley, doing busi
ness as the Pacific Publishing Company,
riled a petition in insolvency this evening.
He owes $8750, and the unincumbered as
sets are about $5000.
Crowley Has Gone.
Deputy Sheriff Al White has returned
from a trip up the county and has failed
to find any trace of Phil Crowley. The
; Sheriff's office is satisfied that the convict
is out of the county.
HISTORY OF A DAY.
Alameda County Happenings Told in
• Brief Chapters.
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,
DOS Broadway, Nov. 27. J
Thomas Smith, a man who saw service under
Admiral Farragut auring the late war, died
rather suddenly last night at his home, 1115
Eden Park, East Oakland. /^ * •'
James Gwvn, a 13-year-old colored boy, who
was beyond* parental control, was committed
to the Preston School of Industry, at lone, by
Judge Ogdeu this afternoon.
"The cash in the county treasury was counted
this afternoon by Supervisor Baily, Auditor
Whidden and Deputy District Attorney Moore.
There is $301,701 11 on hand.
Night Prison-keeper Swain showed some of
the patrolmen how to shoot yesterday at Shell
Mound range. He beat all his competitors I
with a score of 80 in 20 shots. The nearest j
man to him was Clark with 70.
It has been very quiet along the water front !
of late owing to the rough weather along the
coast, but a few vessels have arrived. Last
mouth the receipts for dockage were $879.
This month they will not be over $500.
Mrs. Ellen P.adford died at her residence,
1105 Clay street, yesterday afternoon. The
cause of her death was the injuries received In
an accident a few days ago, when her buggy
was run into by Mr. Christ, a young bicyclist.
In the suit of W. H. Knight against W. G.
Tripp to secure certain property of Mrs. Elisa
beth Cook, claimed to be held by him in trust,
the defense put in no testimony, and at the
conclusion of the case for the defendant to
day the defense rested and argument was
The report of the decision of the Supreme ;
Court in granting S. J. Thomas, the colored 1
youth sent to San Quentin for twenty-live years I
on account of a burglary in Alameda, a . new i
trial, sets forth that the court erred in admit- \
ting testimony as to a prior conviction when it
had been admitted by the defendant.
W. A. Fine nas applied for letters on the estate
of Daniel Brennan, the man who thought he
owned the Oakland water front. The petition
states that Brennan left no will and his estate
is believed to be worth about $ 1000. He was
never married and his only surviving relative
is a sister, Ann Brennan, aged 87 years.
The Alaska Mining and Shipping Company
has been incorporated with $5,000,000 capital
of which $500 has been subscribed in sums of
$100 each by Charles E. Smith. J. E. Guilbault,
J. E. Daley, A. B. Conrad and L. J. Smith." The
company is to construct wharves and coal
bunkers in San Francisco and Oakland, oper
ate mines and do all things necessary thereto
in the United States and Mexico.
WANT HER TO RESIGN
i A Temescal School Trustee
Indorses an Obnoxious >
• . •' ■ ■
His Conduct Has Proved Unpopu
lar to Many Heads of
Oaklakd Office San Fbancisco Call,)
903 Broadway, Nov. 27. \
A saloon-keeper at Temescal has applied
| to the Supervisors for a renewal of his
license, and among those who have cer
tified that the place is orderly and well
conducted is School Trustee Lewis N.
: Hager. Several of the people in the neigh
borhood are opposed to the saloon and
have decided to call on Mr. Hager to
Joseph Humphreys has prepared a state r
ment of the trouble, which, it is said, is
! indorsed by many people residing in
Temescal. "Every Sunday .night," _ said
Mr. Humphreys to-day,, "the noise made
! by the assembled crowd is an intolerable
! nuisance. I made it roy business to visit
* the place last Sunday to be thoroughly
! sure regarding ' the place and its char
j acter. When I got there a dance was in
progress, and upon the floor was a
party of dancers and observers ranging
from 8 to 40 years of age. The air
was filled wfth smoke and bottled stuff
wa freely served to both sexes. The
noise and indecent language .could be
heard by the crowd wnowere coming from
church, and all agreed that such a place
I should not be licensed. Upon careful in
quiry it was fnund thak the place was
licensed upon the recommendation of
! Lewis N. Hager, a School Trustee in the
district, and a sufficient number of others
whose names are immaterial, as they are ;
private citizens. • Tnere is at present an
application pending before the Supervis
ors for a renewal of the license, and upon
the request is the name of School Trustee
Hager who recommends the proprietor as
I a rerson of good moral character and a
suitable and proper person to conduct such
a place. . ,
**As to Mr.' Hager as an individual we
have no objection to his stand of morality,
but as a School Trustee we deplore hit con
nection. Above all persons the ones en
trusted with the selection of the guardians
of our children's morals while at ; the pub
lic schools should be governed by a higher
code than that displayed iby this wayside
resort. We, as parents of children,
guardians of public morals and as citizens
of this commonwealtn, call upon Mr.
Hager to resign and not try to drag the
• public ; schools down to the level of the
saloons." .".' --'.•. *-
By the use of mechanical devices now
employed it is said that ; a workman can
make the "bodies" of 400 hats a day. By
the; hand process he could only prepare
four or ti ye. j t # '" t "
• — •» — «
Take electric cars to lDglesida» . .
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1895.
ALMOST READY TO START.
The Mexican Expedition Receives
Support From the Lower
THE SANTA ANNA EQUIPPED.
Nothing Will Be Done That Will
Incur the Displeasure of
Oakland Offick Sax Francisco Call.)
908 Broadway, Nov. 27. )
Twenty-seven hundred Mexican dollars
were received to-day from Lower Califor
nia to pay the preliminary expenses of the
bark Santa Anna, that will shortly sail
from Oakland Creek. The object of the
Santa Anna's voyage has been told in The
Call, but recently the deeds to large tracts
of land have been carefully examined,
and it is believed that they convey valid
titles to their holders. In consequence of
this the expedition has been hastened, and
the old bark is now an object of great in
"I think the Government is pretty well
assured by this time that we do not in
tend to do anything that will interfere
with the comity of nations," said Baron
Baroteau to-day. "The Mexican Govern
ment was considerably alarmed when it
was known that we were about to go down
to Mexico, and our agents there were very
closely watched for a lone time; but the
best proof we could have that everything
is likely to turn out satisfactorily is "the re
ceipt to-day of $2700 from them.
"We have been watched up here, too,
but there is nothing for any one to be
frightened at. If we had all the money we
need we should have left several weeks ago,
but we are nearly ready now and will sail
the first week of "the new year. The bark
Baron Alfred Baroteau, Linguist and
Owner of the Most Important As
[From a photograph.]
has been out of service for many years, but
she is thoroughly seaworthy now, and I
have no doubt will prove a very comforta
ble and safe craft.
"It seems strange, but the islands in the
Gulf of Mexico are very little known, and
if we do not succeed in establishing our
claim to our land we can take enougu An
gora goats and timber to pay us for our
trip. But we have a lot of work mapped
out and expect to locate some profitable
Colonel Powell of East Oakland is well
acquainted with the island to which John
Breen lays claim, and says it is a veritable
paradise. He was left on the island on*
for several days and says it must be com
posed almost entirely of some metal ore
that can conduct sounds properly. When
lying on the eanh Colonel Powell said lie
could distinctly hear the bleating of An
gora goats that were too far away to be
The Santa Anna is an old wooden vessel
of about 1200 tons register. She draws
about twenty -four feet of water and has
an immense beam.
Among the men who will go to Mexico
and Lower California are Gus Wagner,
W. Sonberp, Louis Imheer and Alfred
John Breen, who holds a lot of deeds to
grants in the southern country, was
anxious to get a divorce a few weeks ago,
but Judge Ogden decided that both the
complaint and the cross-complaint were
sustained and refused to grant a decree, so
Breen is still married.
Baroteau was served with divorce pa
pers by his wife yesterday and he also is
anxious to be a single man when he leaves
to make a fortune in the south. Among
other things the Santa Anna will carry a
complete photographic outfit and views
will be taken of all points of interest
HALE & NORCROSS CASE.
The Outpnt of Gold and Silver Bullion
During the levy Adminis
A. B. Thompson, secretary of the Hale
& Norcross Mining Company, testified in
Department 4 of the Superior Court yester
day as to the bullion taken from the office
in Virginia City during the years 1888,
1889, to June. 1890.
According to the books the output of
gold was $713,345 12 aud silver $900,576 64 ;
total $1,678,921 76. The silver discount was
$250,834 16. „ .
This testimony was offered to prove how
much the company paid out on the dis
count on silver, the object being in case
the plaintiff received a judgment it would
enable the court, to estimate the discount
during the disastrous Levy administration
M. W. Fox testified as to the assays of
Hale & Norcross ore. By repeated'tests
he learned that the coarse ore assayed $60
gold and $40 silver to the ton, and"the fine
ore $25 gold and $24 silver.
This was in direct opposition to the
theory of the defense.
On account of several depositions to be
received from Virginia City not 1 ar'mg
arrived, the case went over to December 6.
MARRIED AT EIGHTY.
Two Aged Persons Who Have Dragged
Their Matrimonial Woes Into the
Marie Eugenia Prestat, a wife of nearly
70 years of age, is suing her husband, Jean
Baptiste Prestat, who is 80 years old, for a
divorce. She alleges desertion as a reason
a decree should be granted to her.
The aged couple entered into the matri
monial state eight years ago, and inside of
two months they were fighting. A suit
for divorce was brought by the bride on
the ground of cruelty, and she asKed for
$60 a month alimony. The husband has
no contest to make to the decree, but he
THIS SANTA ANNA.
[From a photograph.]
| did object to paying $60 a month for his
wife's support, so after some wrangling
'■■ the parties compromised, he paving ijilUOO
; and she dropping the action for divorce.
i Since then matters have been peaceful be
| tween the two, and neither has seen any
j thing of th« other, so the sudden desire of
i Mrs. Prestat to be free is somewhat unac
There will be no opposition to her suit,
i and the aged lady will soon be her own
FINISHING A CITY HALL
A Large Force of Carpenters Em
ployed on Alameda's New
Strenuous Efforts to Complete It by
January Next — Many Social
ALAMEDA, Cal., Nov. 27.— A special
effort will be made to complete the City
Hall so that city officials may take pos
session by the first of the year. This was
supposed to be easy enough, unt# the
planing mill in San Francisco which was
getting out the finishing material burned
down, with the completed work which was
ready for shipment. Then the work had
to be made again, and it took time and the
finishing was delayed. The plasterers have
abput finished on the building and a big
force of carpenters is rushing the final
work. They nope to have it done in time,
but there is no certainly about it.
Political Equality Club.
The following officers have been elected
by the Political Equality Club: Mrs. C. L.
Wood, president; Mrs. George Story, Mrs.
T. W r . Hinchman, vice-presidents; Mrs. H.
Chapman, secretary; Mrs. C. W. Paxon,
corresponding secretary; Miss Clara
Bo wen, treasurer; Mrs. A. W. Hissak and
Mrs. E. M. Smith, auditors.
There will be union Thanksgiving ser
vices to-day at 10 o'clock in the Prestn
terian Church. The Rev. F. D. Bovard,
pastor of the Park-street Methodist
Church, will preach the sermon. At Christ
Episcopal Church there will be special ser
vice. The offering will go to the Old
Ladies' Home in San Francisco.
Native Sons' Ball.
Alameda Parlor No. 47, Native Sons of
the Golden West, every year gives a big
ball on Thanksgiving eve. Last night at
Armory Hall the biggest event of the sea
son in point of numbers took place. The
following committees had charge: Ar
rangements, J. Henry Glas, Charles T.
Hose. C. M. Day, J. J. Flynn; manager,
H. A. Reichsrath; floor, Max Gumllach,
L. Fischer, Joseph Moffatt, Henry Muller,
Kdward Owens: reception, F. 0. Schuman,
J. F. Hanson, H. L. Trausue, W. Eek
stein, Max Gla-s.
Notes of Interest.
Edward Louis.a Park-street liquor-dealer
is seriously ill, and it is hardly expected
that he will recover.
Hugo Schroder, a coal-dealer, is ill of a
pulmonary trouble, and his death is ex
pected to occur at any time.
Mrs. EL V. Ramsdell and son have re
turned from a trip to Portland, undertaken
fur pleasure. Mr. Ramsdell is a member
of Bullock & Jones, San Francisco.
The new church edifice of the West End
German Church, on Haight avenue, will
be dedicated next Sunday. Rev. H. E. J.
A Grand Prix for Cyclists.
The Paris town council proposes to
found a Grand Prix de Paris for cyclists,
but it will only be of £400. Our Paris cor
respondent says: "Cycling seems to ad
vance in arithmetical progression. There
are cycling dress departments for ladies
and gentlemen in all the great shops like
the Bon Marche and at the merchant
tailors'. The Velodrome, at the Champ
<le Mars, makes a fortune, though the city
receives from it a rent of 30.000 francs and
6 per cent of all the money taken at the
doors. This royalty last year brought in
20,000 irancs. The last census, taken with
a view to taxation, returned 50,000 in the
department of the Seiue. There are per
haps double the number now, as women
are taking up the cycle as a means of en
joying cool country air in the evening.
Every one who cycles is delighted with the
exercise and the sense of freedom that it
gives. It brings townspeople into the
country without any of the town condi
tions. I have friends who cycle to Dieppe
on Saturday and back to Paris on Mon
day."—London Daily News.
Steam cars, 3d and Towusend, run to Inglesid*.
BUT FEW VOTES NEEDED.
Our Delegates May Still Be
Able to Get Those
VISALIA EIGHT UP TO DATE.
A Record of How the Various States
Stand Regarding San Fran
The railroads are now all agreed to make
the rate to San Francisco from Chicago for
the round trip $50, so that the delegates to
the Republican Convention can reach this
city at a reasonable rate. When the sug
gestion of low rates was first made,
the railroads offered to make a cut for the
occasion, but not until yesterday had they
all agreed to an established rate. The
Union Pacitic road, through its representa
tive, D. W. Hitchcock, has sent the follow
D. W. Hitchcock, General Agent Union Pacific
Railway, 1 Montgomery street, San Francisco:
Fifty-dollar rate Chicago to San Francisco and
return for National Republican Convention
has been announced by Southern Pacific and
Union Pacific railways. E. L. Lomax,
General Passenger Agent U. P. R. R.
Nothing further can be done regarding
tne convention plan now but wait for the
delegates who have gone on to Washing
ton to go before the National committee
men and do the best possible for San Fran
cisco and ttie coast.
Scipio Craig, the editor and statistician
of the ItedlandsCitrograph.has worked out
our strength in the following way and cor
rectly figures that we need but seven more
votes to get away with the convention.
Here are Mr. Craig's conclusions:
NATIONAL REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE.
Headquarters— New York City.
Chairman, Thomas H. Carter; secretary, L.
E. McComas; treasurer, C. N. Bliss.
Alabama — William Youngblood, Birming
♦Alaska— E. T. Hatch, Sitka.
♦Arizona— W. Griffith, Tucson.
Arkansas— Powell Clayton, Eureka Springs.
♦California— M. H. de Young, San Francisco.
•Colorado— J. F. Saunders, Denver.
♦Connecticut— S. Fe&senden, Stamford.
Delaware— B. J. Layton, Georgetown.
District of Columbia— P. H.Carson, Washing
Florida— J. C. Long, St. Augustine.
Georgia— W. W. Brown, Atlanta.
♦Idaho— George F. Shoup, Salmon City.
Illinois— W. J. Campbell, Chicago.
Indiana— J. N. Huston. Connersville.
♦lii'lian Territory— J. S. Hammer, Ardmore.
♦lowa— J. S. Clarkson, Dcs Moines.
Kansas— Cyrus Leland Jr., Leavenworth.
Kentucky— William O. Bradley, Lancaster.
♦Louisiana — Albert H. Leonard, Shreveport.
♦Maine— J. H. Manley, Augusta.
Maryland— James A. Gary, Baltimore.
Massachusetts— W. M. Crane, Dalton.
Michigan— George L. Maltz, Detroit.
Minnesota— R. G. Evans, Minneapolis.
Mississippi— James Hill, Vicksburg.
Missouri— R. C. Kerens, St. Louis.
•Montana— Alex C. Botkln, Helena.
Nebraska— E. Rosewater, Omaha.
•Nevada— William E. Sharon, Virginia City.
New Hampshire— C. P. Cheney, Concord.
New Jersey— G. A. Hobart, Paterson.
♦New Mexico— Thomas B. Catton, Santa Fe.
New York— William A. Sutherland, Roches
North Carolina— Henry C. Cowles, States
•North Dakota— H. C. Hansbrough, Devils
Ohio— W. M. Hahn, Mansfield.
♦Oklahoma Territory— C. M. Barnes, Guthrie.
Oregon— Joseph C. Simon, Portland.
Pennsylvania— David Martin, Philadelphia.
Rhode Island— lsaac M. Potter, Providence.
South Carolina— E. M. Brayton, Columbia.
South Dakota— A. B. Kittredge, Sioux Falls.
Tennessee— George W. Hill, Dandridge.
Texas— N. W. Cuney, Galveston.
♦Utah— o. J. Salisbury, Wheeling.
Vermont — Mason S. Coburn, Manchester.
Virginia— William Mahone, Petersburg.
•Washington— Nelson Bennett, Tacoma.
West Virginia— N. B. Scott, Wheeling.
Wisconsin— Henry C. Payne, Milwaukee.
♦Wyoming— J. M. Carey, Cheyenne.
A late dispatch from Mr. Manley of
Maine, sent from New York, says that
nineteen votes have already been secured.
These nineteen have a * prefixed in the
above table. As it only requires twenty
six votes it will be seen that seven more
will win the fight.
It is expected that we will get three of
them in the South and the balance by
shrewd and well-conducted fighting in
Washington when the National Commit
SINCERE ABOUT IT.
Yiaalla la Doing Her Share for the Con
VISALIA, Cal., Nov. 27.— Hon. J. W.
Davis of Tulare was in Visalia to-day, in
terviewing our citizens relative to calling a
mass-meeting in this city for the purpose
of passing resolutions asking the members
of the National Republican Committee to
select San Francisco as the place for hold
ing the next Republican National Conven
tion, and had published the following card :
National Convention Meeting.— A meeting
of citizens of Tulare County will be held at
City Council rooms, Visalia, on Saturday, No
vember 30, 1895, at 2:30 o'clock p. M., for the
purpose of taking action to assist in securing
to San Francisco the Republican National Con
vention of 1896. This is a matter of interest
to the whole State, and one in which Republi
cans, Democrats and Populists are all taking
an active part. Everybody is invited to the
meeting, irrespective of political faith.
J. \V. Davis,
Member of the committee on promotion for
The Times this afternoon says editor
la another column of the Times will be
found a call for a mass-meeting of citizens to be
held in Visalia next Saturday afternoon for the
purpose of adopting resolutions relative to
holding the National Republican Convention
in California next year. The meeting should
be a representative one, and if the voice of Tu
lare County can assist in securing the conven
tion it should be heard in no uncertain tones.
The committee having the matter in charge in
Sau Francisco will try to get both National
Conventions, but as the Republican National
Committee will meet on the 10th of December
to select the time and place for holding the
convention of that party, all our energies must
be exerted now toward showing tne comniit
teemen that all California joins San Francisco
in asking that the metropolis of the Pacific
Coast be named as the convention city.
The benefits to be derived from holding the
convention in San Francisco are many. It is a
long distance from Washington, New York and
Chicago to San Francisco, and there are many
men who are called upon to legislate for the
country who really have no adequate idea of
the immense territory west of the Mississippi
River. A trip across the continent would
broaden the vision of many of the legislators,
and as many of the delegates will be Congress
men and Senators they would doubtless re
main on the coast long enough after the con
vention adjourned to become acquainted with
our needs, and thus prepare themselves to vote
intelligently upon all questions brought for
ward by our coast representatives. With the
delegates there will come a large army of indi
viduals, who will take advantage of the cheap
rates of transportation offered by the railroad
companies to see California and investigate its
resources. They will come from every State in
the Union and the fame of California will
spread to every portion of the country. It will
be a grand advertisemen t for the State, as well
as a liberal education to the visiting states
' CLAIMANTS IN COURT.
They Want to Collect 5360.000 From
the Estate of Thomas
The estate of Thomas Bell was before
Judge Coffey yesterday, in order to have a
number of claims adjudicated. The claim
ants asked that certain portions of the
real property belonging to the estate be
sold in order to satisfy their claims. To
this Theresa Bell objected. She said the
entire amount of the claims against the
estate will not reach over $20u,000, and
that it is not necessary to sell any real
property to pay them.
The claimants hold evidences of debt to
the amount of $3«0,000, and there is $50,000
interest due on this amount. Mrs. Bell
says these claims are excessive and ficti
tious, however, and so Judge Coffey must
determine the matter. The claims are
submitted from ail kinds of sources, and
include provisions, wearing apparel and
luxuries of every character. None of the
creditors were quite ready to go on with
the case yesterday, however, and so it was
EEAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS.
Hugh and Mary A. Farley to Herbert E. Law,
lot on W lino of Van Ness avenue, 92 :6N0f Chest
nut Stteet, N 100 by W 45; $10.
A. and Mai vena (Jallatin to William H. Crocker,
50-vara lot 5. on N line of I'nion street, between
Steiner and Pierce, 137:6x137:6; also 50-vara lot,
3, on NJB corner of Pierce and Green streets,
137:6x137:6; also block 402, bounded by K.-n
--tucky, Mario, Illinois anil Colusa streets: also
outside land block 224, lot on NW corner of Pt.
Lobos and Forty-third avenues, \V 128:8, XE 80,
BE 105:3. also S 62-10: outside land 326, lot on
SE corner of A street and Forty-fourth avenue,
S 814:2. SK 85:4. NX 330, \V 164:6: also outside
land 327, lot on S\V corner of Forty-fourth avenue
and A strt«t, W 83:7, S\V 317:6, E 185, N 310:1;
Pauline K. Genereaux to Thomas Hancock, lot
on E line of Devisadero street, 100S of Oak, 825 by
E 10S-.H; *10.
Albert and Malveuo Gallatin to California Safe
Deposit and Trust Company, lot on XW corner of
Jackson and Scott streets, JS' 127:814 by W 137:6:
Frederick A. Lawson to Frederick H. Venker, lot
on N\V corner of Bush and Broderick streets, N
26 by W 100; $10.
Estate of James .S. Lawson (by Frederick A.
Lawaon. executor) to same, same; $6100.
Harriet Den nen and James Muir .and as execu
tors estate of Martha Muir and John D. Mulr, in
competent fbv Mary A. Sullivan, euardian), Kate
Mosely, Thomas W., John A. and Bridget Tomp
kins, A. J. Turner, J. L. and W. A. Halsted (by It.
I. Whelan, Sheriff) to John B. Halsted, lot on W
line of Dearborn place, 238:3 S of Seventeenth
street. S 32 by W 96:9: $2876.
Thomas H. and Marietta Griffiths to J. E. le
Ballister, lot on N line of Liberty street, 100 E of
Guerrero, E 25 by X 115; $10.
Christian Erika^n and August and Helen Marit
zen to Anton Eberle, lot on E line of Bryant ave
nue, 110 Sof Twenty-first street, 8 25 by X 100 ;
Henry J. Mibach to Frank W. Fuller, lot on E
lint of Forty-sixth avenue, 250 Sof X street, S 5 0
by E 120: $2.
P. A. Dolan to Herman I. N after, lot on SE
corner of T* street and Fourteenth avenue, X 57:6,
s 100, X 125. N 100, £ 57:6, B 9:11. 8W 241. W
32:10. N 75, W 120. N 150: also lot on NE corner
of V street and Fourteenth avenue, N 225, E 92:6,
S\V 241:9. E 2:10: $10.
Minna Duwe to John H. Grady, lots 1574, 1575,
Gift Map 3; $10.
Mary E., Agnes, Alice, Teresa, Emily. Frank
and Martin Kelly to Thomas Kelly, lot on S line of
Marshall street. 190 W of Grant, W 50. S 209:1V2.
X 50:1. N 20V», College Homestead; $5.
Knud and Anna E. Olsen tp Charles R. Bishop,
lot on SK corner of Capitol and streets,
E 75 by S 100, block B. Railroad Homestead, $10.
Allexey W. Yon Schmidt to San Francisco Col
lateral Load Bank, block 723, boundf-d by Seven
teenth and Eighteenth avenues. Dock and Ship
streets: also block 730. bounded by Dock and Ship
streets. Eighteenth and Nineteenth avenues. Tide
Adelaid S. Moore to H. M. Coley, lot on S line of
Twentieth street, 125 E of West. E 25 by 8 100,
beinjf the E i/ 2 of lot 5, block Q, Barnes Tract, Oak
land : uifr.
Mrs. F. K. Goerke (wife of G.) to A. H. Blow, lot
on W line of Filbert street, 200 N of Twenty
eighth. XSO by W 125, being iot 17, block A,
Golden Gate Homestead, Oakland: $10.
Maria E. and C. a. Martin to James M. Haven,
lot on SW corner of Eeghth and Brush streets W
40 by S 100, being the r: 40 f et lots 15 to 18, block
96. subject to mortgage to Union Savings Bank for
$4000. Oakland; $10.
George Sturtevant et al. to Elizabeth L'rfer and
T. H. Slugser, lot on N\V corner lands of I lark e
Carpenter and Pearl streets, X 80 W IJ3, S 10 E
10 a 70 E 133 to begtnnine, ■vlameda; $5.
Jane E. Slurtevant (.exrcjtr.x of the estate of J.
X. Webster) to same, same, Alameda; #1800.
Xlcholas J. ar.d Lida Sweeney to Thomas Ward,
lots 66 to 74, ruiip of the Rose Tract, Brooklyn
Eliza 1). Bartlett to Helen V. Wheeler, lot on S
Hue of Xintli street. 100 E of Harrison, E 25 by S
75, being the>' 75 feet of lot 10, block 85, Oak
Elsies. Wheeler to Christiana M. Powell, lot on
the X corner of East Eleventh street and Fourth
avenue, XE 60 by X W 100, block 29, Clinton, East
C. 11. P.ico and J, J. White to Charles Johnson,
lots 67. 68 and 75, Kimball Tract (quitclaim deed),
Oakland Township; $1.
Louts C. and Emma B. Dowton to Alice A. Mott
of San t rancisco, lot on X line of Oakland avenue,
30 E of Howard, E 30 by X 10.'.<, bi-ing lot 25 and a
portion of lot 26, Bowie Property, Oakland Town
J. L. and Helen L. Howard et al. to Edwin L.
Arnest, lot on SW line of Grant avenue, 360 SE of
Telegraph avenue, SE 30 by SW 115, being por
tion of lots 50 and 50Va. Mosswood Tract, Oakland
William Joerndt to Josephine Petersen of Berke
ley, lot on S line of Folsom street. 101:6 E of Cur
tis, E 35 by B 100, block 10, Curtis Tract, Berke
Eliza I). Bartlett to Helen V. Wheeler, lots 15,
16 and 17, block D, map of subdivision of block D,
and portion of block F. revised map of Prospect
Hill Tract. Brooklyn Township: $10.
Same to same, lots "9 to 32, block R, map of sub
division of portion of blocks 1, A, E and F, revised
map of Prospect Hill Tract, BrooKlyn Township;
Same to same, lots 1 and 2, block I, Warner
Tract, Brooklyn Township, subject to a mortgage
for $400: $10.
same to same, lots 32, 33, block H, map of sub
division of revised map of Prospect Hill Tract.
Brooklyn Township; *10.
Same* to same, lot 9, block C, Stone Tract, being
a subdivision of lots 1 to 5, Stone Subdivision.
Brooklyn Township; $10.
John 11. aud Dealia Walker to Carl J. F. Stolte
of Alameda, lots S3 and 24, block F, map of por
tions of blocks B, F and G of revised map of Pros
pect Hill Tract, subject to mortgage, Brooklyn
Mrs. M. A. Rosekrans with Kiley A Loane, grad
ing, brick work, etc.. on \V line of Valencia street,
110 H of Twentieth street: $1695.
Mrs. M. A. RoseKrnns with W. J. Field, concrete
work, etc., same: $4^oo.
Timothy Hopkins with William S. Snook & Son.
plumbing and gasfltting work, etc., iv Panorama
JiuilrliiiKon Market and Tenth streets: $1881!.
S. Maenin with William HelbiiiE. to ereci a two
story building on N line ol Bush street, 35 W of
PARIS USES ICE.
The Germ Sharps Say Natural Ice Con-
Among the first of the many curious
things that impress the American summer
visitor to Paris is the way the French
have of doling out ice as if it were
diamonds and the horror which Parisians
profess for the American custom of icing
their drinks and thereby impairing their
digestions, says the New York World.
Notwithstanding all this, the consumption
of ice in Paris, especially for domestic
uses, has increased rapidly during the last
few years, an 4 if it continues at the same
rate it will not be long before it surpasses
that of New York. The last twelve
months show a total consumption ol over
Most of the natural ice used in Paris is
taken from the lakes in the environs at
Chaville, in the woods about Versailles and
St. Cioud, and even frcm sheets of water
In the Bois de Boulogne and Vincennes.
Ice is made artificially in large quantities,
however, and is sold at a much higher
price than the natural article. Natural
ice, indeed, the Academy of Medicine says\
is full of bacilli in a state of suspended an
imation, and the doctors recommend that
only artificial ice be used for domestic pur
The highest-priced ice comes from Nor
way and from Switzerland, where it is
gathered from the glaciers and from the
mountain-tops. This costs from 28 to 30
francs a ton. Artificial ice costs but a trifle
less, but that which is gathered in and
about Paris is sold from 9 to 10 francs a
ton. The city of Paris harvests the ice in
the lakes in the Bois de Boulogne and Vin
vennes and sells the crop, safely packed in
the municipal icehouses, for 55,000 francs
or about $11,000 annually.
Men become bald more frequently than
women because of the closeness of the hats
they wear, which keeps the head too hot,
induces perspiration and weakens the hair.
The boys of the famous Blue Coat schools
of London, who never wear hats, never be
come bald till late in life.
PAUPERS AT CUT RATES
Vagrants and Petty Criminals
Flocking Here From the
CHEAP TICKETS THE CAUSE.
Charitable Organizations Complain of
an Extraordinary Influx of
Every war brings in its train evils to
some who are not combatants, and the
rate war on between the Southern Pacific
Company and the Oregon Railway aud
Navigation Company is not an exception
to the rule, as the charitable organizations
of this City are beginning to find out.
Hundreds of professional mendicants,
vagrants, tramps and petty criminals are
flocking to this City from the north, both
by rail and steamer, most of whom would
not be able to come were it not for the low
rates prevailing. San Francisco's pleasant
winter climate and the reputation the City
has for caring well for the poor always at
tract from ail over the coast a large num
ber of these people who make it a business
to obtain living without work during the
winter months of each year.
For some days past the different chari
table organizations have been applied to
by so many people whom they have found
to be strangers who have come from the
north that they have become alarmed and
have warned the Chief of Police and asked
for his assistance. Most of these people,
they claim, are professional beggars and
vagrants, and some of them petty crimi
One of the officers of one of the big char
itable organizations of the City, who has
been looking into the matter, paid yester
This is a serious matter with us. We have\
here plenty of deserving poor to care lor, and •
every winter we have to contend with a large
number of those who make it a business to
come to this City in that season. It is the
largest ciry on the coast and so the best field
for beggars and vagrants to "work." Then w«
have a reputation for doing considerable for
the poor at this time of the year. So you can
see how quickly many who could not otherwise
come will take advantage of the low rates.
Many of them can pay their own way down,
but a larger proportion will be helped out of
communities where they are not wanted by
the people, who find that much easier and
cheaper than caring for them during the
whole winter. 1 have no doubt that many of
them have been helped on their way here.
Only yesterday a family came to us for help to
get to Los Angeles. They were from Tacoma,
where they had been given passage to Port
land and from there came by the low rates on
Some of these people whoare willing to talk
tell of many others who have Deen helped out
of the northern country in this way. The worst
thing about these people is that most of them
are piofessiohal vagrants, and will unscrupu
lously "work" one charitable society after an
other, and this is very hard on our deserving
poor. An attempt has been made to have the
different organizations co-operate so as to keep
track of all those who make a business of work
ing them, but so f«r it has not been successful.
There should be some means of preventing
many of these people from coming, particu
larly those who are of the criminal class, and
to this end we have applied to the Chief of Po
lice for his assistance. lam sure that an in
vestigation will show that a very small propor
tion of those coming down are of the class of
La Grande Trappe, the parent of all
Trappist monasteries, was lately thrown
open to women for the first time in its
history, on the occasion of the consecration
of its new church by the Bishop of Setz.
Before that only three women had crossed
its threshold, James ll's Queen, Mary of
Modena, accompanying her husband in
161*6, and Queen Anielie and the Duchess
de Nemours, who were with Louis Philippe
when he visited the convent in 1847.
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