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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 19, 1895
Baldwin Theater.— '-Dr. Pvntax."
California Theater— Herrmann, the Great.
Counnu Theater— "The Lottery of Love."
>: cßCfcos OFEBA-HorsE— "Roger La Honte."
Tivcli CpniA-Horei- '-The Lucky Star."
PurHKr*— High-Class Vr.udevilie.
t*ovE»'s Alcazar.— • Cad. the Tomboy."
ArDiTOßirsi— Corner Msson and Ellis streets—
Pflriz Recital. Riven tv- Willis E. Bachelier, on
Saturday afternoon. November 30.
Mechanics' Pavilion — Horse Show, com-
mencing Tuesday, December 3.
Shcotthe Chi-tes— np.ily a: Haight itreet,
ere Uock east of thc> lark.
Pacltic Coast Jockey Club.— Races.
Bay Uistkict Track.— Races.
By J. C. MrTHHK- Pa.m Kesaurant. 943 Mar-
ket street, at 11 o'clock.
By Hammersmith <s Field— Jewelry. Watches,
r : amondsand Silverware, at 118 Suiter street, at
10 a. m. and 'J p. m.
By Joseph T. Terry- Mute at 721 Market
stre«r, on tsaturday, November HO. at 11 o'clock.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.
Herrmann pays he will nenceforth take
Shower*, stationary terarerature and south
easterly winds are forecast for to-day.
Ah Sin* distributed bill?, a la American man,
yesterday and was arrested.
Durrant yesterday ate his Tharctsgivinsc din
ner away from home for the first time in his
• aptain Jack Crawford delivered an interest
ing talk in the auditorium of the Y. M. C. A.
Marty Bergen won the Palace Hotel stakes at
Ingleside track, with Junius, a 25 to 1 chance
in the betting.
In the dice game called Prio Pinto W:'.. lam
Bourn, a can Francisco capitalist, a few nights
since won £73,000.
Dublin Stout won the final of the Thanks
giving state* at Casserly's Ocean View cours
ing park yesterday.
The erection of a new police station near the
Richmond district will be commenced as soon
as funds are available.
Mary Fnnk, a domestic, has been missing for
two weeks and all efforts to discover her where
abouts have proved fruitless.
Huge petroleum tanks are to be erected at
the Potrero to hold a supply of oil for use as
fuel for local manufacturers.
There is considerable speculation amonsr the
members of the police force as to who will be
the new sergeants and detectives.
Lord Sholto Douglas says eleven words in
the play at the Alcazar and intends to say
them well. He is not stage-struck.
The Civic Federation will commence forming
district clubs next week preparatory to
effective work in the next campaign.
Otto Ziegler, the gTeat California cyclist, re
turned from his Eastern trip yesterday. He
related an interesting story of his experiences
Mrs. Mary Schafer, who was shot three times
by her aeed husband at 1321 Larkin street on
Wednesday night, is slowly sinking at the Re
ceiving -: ital.
John Becker of 71S Leavenworth street, a
clerk employed by D. Becker <fc Co., was found
dead in a vacant lot yesterday. He is thought
to have tilled himself.
Thomas Burns, a peddler, was attacked by
three : len on Clementina street, near Fifth.
last -•i.t, one of whom stabbed him in the
fide with a pocketknife.
F. Greenwald, the traveling salesman of the
Columbia Mills charged with embezzlement,
has -appeared. His relatives say he took pas
sage on a ship a week ago.
It was learned by private letter yesterday :
'hat the United States cruiser Baltimore had
just left Yokohama tot this port, sne having
been relieved by the Olympia.
A lot has been secured on the east side of
Polk street, between Jackson and Washington,
for a new police station to supersede the pres
ent one on Jackson, near Polk.
The Society of American Socialists, a new
outgrowth of the socialistic party, held a meet- ,
ing ■Bt evening. A prospectus stating the i
objects of the society was adopted.
Superintendent McLaren of Golden Gate Park .
says that a Dumber of California big trees are
jerdVing In the park and that in time all forest
trees Oi the State will be represented.
Judge Seawell has reversed the judgment of }
Justice Groezinger in the case of Elizabeth S.
Eiake against = adie M. Nichols in reference to
a chattel mortgage on some furniture.
Timothy Conway fell into the bay at the
Miss ion -street ' wharf yesterday and was
drowned, thoug-h a friend, Leon Frank, !
jumped to his assistance and tried to save him. j
The Imperial Cycling Club will hold a five
mile handicap road race over the Haywards
course on December 8. A tandem race, In
which eight teams will be entered, will be run
the same day.
The winning horses at Ingleside track yester
day, the grand opening day, were: Semper
!• x. Oregon Eclipse, Junias, Ravelston. J. O.
C. and Colonel Weightman ran a dead heat in
the hurdle race.
Local attorneys view with surprise Judge
?: act's decision in the case entitled Spreckels
- -• reckels, and express the opinion that he
rror in at least iwo particulars. The case
will be appealed.
The old bark Don Carlos arrived Wednesday
from Acajutla, Mex., in a leaking condi
tion. The crew worked constantly at the
- an«l only by great effort was the vessel
brought into port.
Charles S. Young will sue Madison Babcock
to-day for the position of Superintendent 01
- The suit will involve the question
•whe'her the county government act supersedes
It is the general opinion among members of
tbe bar that Judge slack erred in rendering his
D on W.-dnesday in the Spreckels case,
ling on questions of fact ins:ead of con
dmaeli 10 lav.- points.
Nt educational meeting of the LaDor
■ciation was held at Turk-street
Tempie ia^t evening. P. Ross Martin and
Lken addressed :he meeting on the
ibm and socialism.
Ige Low, who was strnck by flying
last night at the Columbia The
;he arrest of two girls, whom he
ed at a late hour and sent home filled
..ntntion and excitement.
The annual Thanksgiving day shoot and re
union of Company B, First Infantry, N. G. C,
the old City Guard, was held yesterday at Shell
Mound Park. The members enjoyed a feast of
turkey and did some good shooting.
Rev. E. R. Dille lectured last evening at
Simpson Memorial Church, his subject being,
"American Shrines.' His address consisted of
a description of the scenes of stirring events in
the early history of tne Revolution.
In the fami'.y contest over Mrs. Jane Duff's
estate the defense will claim that one of ncr
tons married under age and perjury was com
mitted in securing the certificate. Other sen
tatkmal developments are promised.
Charles Whelan, a collector for F. H. Ames <fc
Co., manufacturers of baking powder, was ar
reited last night by Detective Cody and looked
i p ;n the City Prison on the charge of embez
zling ,*53 belonging to his employer.
There has been unusual activity in the ranks
of the Irish-American Cuban volunteers during
tbe last ten days. At least forty men have
quietly started for Cuba. Several hundred will
probably start within the next two weeks.
There was a meeting of the Buckley commit- j
tee of twenty-five Wednesday night, at which j
t!;e matter of 'tilling vacancies on the General
< ommittee and of disciplining the so-called
disloyal members was referred to a sib-com
mittee of four.
An examination is to be made by the Grand
J ury of the books of Superintendent of Street*
Ash worth, and a demand may be made for |
•hem to-day. The Grand Jury hopes to be able :
( , bring to light all the inner workings of ihe
The old college Greek-letter society of Phi
f,cmm» Delta has organized a, California
Alumni Association in this City with a charter
membership of forty-four m« n ' a f e P™*s nt . ln f
tbe University of California, Stanford and
6>?ven or eight Eastern colleges.
The Butchers 1 Board of Trade of San Fran
citoo and Alameda counties has requested tne
secretary of Agriculture to order an inspection
<,f the slighter-houses of its members and to
prant a suspension of the regulations reeard-
Fn« the packing of meat for sixty days from
Willis E. Bacheller, tenor, assisted by Sig
mund Beei and Mrs.Carmichael-C'arr, wnl give
bis last English song recital^ to-morrow after
noon, at 3. 15 o'clock, at the Y. M. C. A. audito
rium. The programme comprises the »«ies oi
fx Grieg song*, "Reminiscences From Mount
cm and Fiord," and six others by modern com
W. E. Morgan, coiner of the Philadelphia
Mint, arrived in San Francisco yesterday ana
roistered at the Palace Hotel. Mr. Morgan
' ame out from Philadelphia at the suggestion
of the Treasury Department to make an exam
: ation of the peculiar affairs of the Carson
Mint, and has been on duty in l»evada for
HAS CAUSED SURPRISE.
\ Judge Slack's Latest Decision
Does Not Meet With
MATTERS OF FACT AND LAW.
Presumptions of the Court in the
Spreckels Case Believed to Have
The decision of Judge Slack rendered
Wednesday in the suit of Claus and Anna
Spreckels for the possession of certain
share* of stock held by Rudolph Spreck
els has caused considerable comment
among lawyers who have given the sub
ject of community prop^rty|some thought.
The decision, being upon demurrer, is
presumed to deal with questions of law
only, and yet a question of fact— the time
when the community property under ad
judication was acquired by the plaintiff in
the case — played a most important part in
forming the court's opinion. In the com
plaint of Claus Spreckels no allegation
was made as to the time when the stock
conveyed by the plaintiff to Rudolph
Spreckels was acquired. The transfer was
made in 1893, and the only allegation is
that the stock was in Claus Spreckels' pos
session at that time.
In demurring to the complaint these
fac'.s, in order to make the contention one
of pure law, were for the purposes of the
demurrer necessarily admitted, otherwise
an answer should have been made instead
of a demurrer. The demurrer was made
upon general and statutory grounds, but
in no way was it mentioned that the stock
was acquired by Claus Spreckels prior to
the passage of the act requiring the con
sent of the wife to gifts of community
property by the husband. The defendant
moved to dissolve the injunction on the
ground that there was no showing that the
plaintiffs were entitled to one. It was gen
erally presumed that under the rule that
pleadings are to be construed as against
the pleader, the absence of any allegation
on the part of the defendant that the stock
was acquired prior to the act of IS9I would
lead the court to presume that the trans
fer came under that law or that the stock
was acquired after its passage. In its
opinion, however, the court reverses this
order of things.
A second matter of fact which entered
into the decision was upon the subject of
the transfer. In no Dart of the complaint
did it state that the transfer was a gift; it.
merely announced that the stock came
into possession of Rudolph Spreckels; and
in the demurrer no issue was made of the
nature of the transfer; but the opinion of
the court was based upon, as the docu
ment states, "the question of the validity
of the gifc," at once bringing that question
of fact into the case. All through these
matters of fact are brought to bear upon
the main issue, one of law, involving the
validity of the title of Rudolph Spreckels
to the stock which he holds under a trans
fer to him by Ciaus Spreckels without the
written consent of Anna Spreckels, his
In neither complaint nor demurrer is
the element of time made an issue, nor
does it appear at all in the case except in
the decision. The presumption then, ac
cording to general opinion, is that the
transfer must be governed by existing
laws, which at once brings the act of I*9l
into the action. Among those wbo openly
express an opinion regarding the decision
is ex-City and County Attorney John K.
Durst, and he sums up in his words the
general view taken of the case.
'•Judge Slack," he said, "is undoubtedly
an able jurist, ana he is usually so very
technical and so exceedingly careful to
confine himself to the ruling on a de
murrer strictly to the pleadings in the
case that I am surprised that he has here
been betrayed into error, buCthat he is in
error I am very sure.
"The complaint in this suit of Spreckels
vs. Spreckeis sets forth, as I understand
it, merely the fact that upon a certain
date, July, 1893, the plaintiffs were pos
sessed of certain property, that this was
community property, but that the husband
conveyed it to the defendant without the
written concurrence of the wife. Nothing
is set forth as to the date of the acquire
ment of that community property by the
"The statutes of 1891 practically provide
that the wife must join in writing with the
husband in the transfer of community
property except in case such property had
been acquired prior to the passage of the
rtatute. Such being the case the general
force of the statute is that the wife must
join. The exception concerns only such
property a3 had been acquired before 1891.
And it is a fundamental rule of law that
where no allegation to the contrary is
made any transaction must be assumed to
have come under the general provisions of
the law. and not under the eiception.
"Judge Slack has ruled in his decision
that because in the complaint no allega
tion has been made to the effect that the
transaction comes under the general pro
visions of the statute it mu?t be assumed
that it comes under the exception. This
evidently reverses the accepted rule of
law and thus is undoubtedly error.
"The law point involved in this case is
precisely that involved in any action for
the recovery of money loaned or in any
suit involving community property. For
"Suppose I had loaned you. $40 five years
ago and now sued to recover that amount.
My complaint reads that 'previous to the
commencement of this action' I loaned
yon money and so forth. I say nothing
concerning the length of time which has
elapsed since the loan was made. Xow the
general application of the law is that I can
recover. The exception is that the lapse
of a certain period outlaws the debt. But
under this decision of Judge Slack it would
be held that the debt should be considered
outlawed unless I expressly stated that it
"Another thing, unless I had expressly
stated the date of the loan or the length
of time which had since elapsed the plea
that the debt had outlawed could not be
made upon demurrer. It would be a ques
tion of fact which should come up in evi
dence and which should be pleaded only in
tlie answer. But Judge Slack in this de
cision assumes as facts these matters of
evidence and takes up on the demurrer
questions of fact as well as questions of
"Or suppose a wife sues to recover prop
erty. Say it is a house which her husband
bought immediately after their marriage.
She is not required to state that the pur
chase was made with money which was
not his separate property. The law as
sumes that it was community property till
the reverse is alleged or proven. Yet under
this decision the court should hold that the
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1895.
purchase money wan his seDerateproDerty
unless the contrary was expressly alleged.
"So here, too, I think Judge Slack was
The case will undoubtedly be appealed
upon the points presented. The decision
of Judge Slack allows the plaintiffs to
amend their complaint, but it is probable
that they will allow a judgment to be
taken on the pleadings as they are, and
then appeal from that, or it may be that
the decision on the demurrer will be taken
to the Supreme Court.
An Entertaining: Programme Arranged
fur the 4th of December,
The annual entertainment of the Cali
fornia Swimming and Polo Club will be
held at the Lurline Baths Wednesday even
ing, December 4, on which occasion two
championship contests will be decided.
Several local swimmers are at present
training for the 100-yard dash and the
quarter-mile championship, and exciting
finishes are expected in both events. Sev
eral dark horses will come to the front in
these contests. I7p to the present the
entries are as follows:
One-hundred yard championship —C. K.
Melrose, Olympic; E. Stolle, Oakland; Dnn
,Rencas. California; C. Schutte, California.
Quarter-mile championship— E. s-tolie, Oak
land: Irvins White, Olympic; R. Cornell, Cali
fornia; W. Pomin, California; C. K. Melrose,
Tnis will be the star event of the even
ing, and the swimming prophets will be
kept guessing to pick the winner, although
Irving W bite ana Cornell have many fol
lowers who believe them invincible at the
The remainder of the programme will be
made up of fancy and high diving, chariot
racing and the grand illuminated minuet.
The evening'! entertainment will conclude
with a red-hot game of water polo between
two picked teams from the crack players of
the California Club.
The gold and silver medals for the cham
pionship contests have been donated by A.
r. Hotaling Jr., who. in promotion of
clean amateur sports, has generously come
forward with prizes that ars well worth
The t.ming and judging of the champion
ship contests have been intrusted to that
well-known Olympian, John Elliott, whose
name is sufficient guarantee that the com
petitions will be efficiently handled.
THE POET-SCOUT'S TALK
Captain Jack Crawford Delights
an Audience in Y. M. C.
Pony Bill's Cowboy Sermon Delivered
With Intense Dramatic Effect
Captain Jack Crawford, known the
world over as the Poet-ScDut, delivered
one of his characteristic lectures in the
auditorium of the Y. M. C. A. last night.
\ He told many pathetic and amusing
; stories, recited several original poems,
I sang a few of his own songs, and, in one
; part of hid original and varied programme,
j gave a successful imitation of what he
i was pleased to call "the Rocky Mountain
i canary." better knowu as the donkey. In
fact Captain Crawford started out to please
! his audience, and he succeeded most ad
i Durably. At no time did his listeners
| grow weary, and when he closed his even
ing's entertainment with a graphic il
lustration of how "Wild Bill" killed two
men in half a second the audience fairly
yeilcd itself hoarse.
General Warfield introduced the speaker,
"Captain Crawford first saw service in
the forty-eighth Pennsylvania, Army of
the Potomac. It was his regiment that
dug the famous mine blown up so success
fully in front of Petersburg. At the close
of the war he came to the frontier, engag
ing as scout for the regular army. He was
in all the strujrel^s against that famous
Indian chief, Sitting Bull, doing valiant
service as scout. I now introduce Captain
Captain Crawford appeared on the stage
in a full buckskin suit, wearing a big
sombrero, from underneath which fell a
mas? of wavy, brown hair, just beginning
to be flecked with gray.
In rapid succession" he told story after
story to the great amusement and edifica
tion of his hearers. He said that he had
never seen but one game of football and
that was when his son was some kind of
a back, for a Pennsylvania team. He did
roraething wonderful in the way of mak
ing wnat they called a 'touchdown," and
then the people called him a hero. He
declared th it it was worse than fighting
Indians, and by far more dangerous.
He recited a beauriful poem writt-.'n by
himself for the G. A. R. Encampment at
Louisville. "There was no enmity," he
said, '^existing between the men who fired
coid lead at each other. It was all con
fined to old women and political trick
sters. The rebels Relieved they were right,
for men do not die for things they do not
believe in. They were as honest as we
were, and I respect them for it."
Car.tain Crawford read with great effect
a poem written by himself, called, "A
Short History of the War." following this
with his famous song, "Marching Through
EXPLAINS ITS OBJECTS.
Tbe Society of American Socialists
Adopts a Liberal Pro
The Society of American Socialists held
a meeting at 727 Geary street last evening
for the purpose of perfecting organization.
Owing to the small attendance on account
of the weather the purpose was not fully
accomplished, the election of a council be
ing postponed until a future meeting. The
aim of the society is best stated in the fol
lowing prospectus, which was adopted by
The rapid growth of interest in Socialist
ideas among all classes in San Francisco has
impressed us with the necessity of extending
the educational work which is being done in
Socialism. We find that people in every walk
of life are anxious for relief from the present
social disorder, and desire to learn how So
cialism would correct it.
The Society of American Socialists is organ
ized to assist in bringing this information be
fore every citizen. It believes that the coun
try has been prepared by the severe education
of trusts and monopolies for a general Socialist
movement in which the people of all occupa
tions and classes will unite. Its especial pur
pose is therefore to accelerate this all-society
effort for the introduction of Socialist princf-
pies. The society is >n no sense a split in the
8 >cia!ist ranks. It is in complete sympathy
with the platform and ends of the Socialist
Labor party, and will seek to build up that
The work to be done will be in entire har
mouy with all socialist sections Of the City.
The society is not a religious body, it is an
economic, ethical and educational association.
We adopt the name "Society of American So
cialists," not to imply that there are English,
(jermp.ri, French aud American socialisms dis.
t:nct from one another. One of the strongest
features of the socialist movement is its inter
national character and the fact that it is by
far the most important practical step toward
the iVileration of the world tnat has yet been
undertaken. The name is chosen to impress
upon Americans the truth that socialism is for
Americans, that it is a natural American in
stitution, as thoroughly indigenous as capital
ism and as truly American cs intelligent in
dustrial evolution is American.
He Distributed Bills.
Ah Sing was throwing bills printed in Chin
ese broadcast yesterday. He evidently ap
proved of American methods of sending out
information. He was observedby Sergeant
Davis of the Chinatown squad and put under
LORD SHOLTO'S ONE LINE
He Must Have It Memorized
Letter Perfect by Satur
day at Noon.
NO GREAT LOVE FOE THE STAGE.
He Wants to Be a Manager, Though,
and Take Lady Douglas Out
as a Star.
Lord Sholto has not yet even begun to
study the part in which he is to appear at
the Alcazar Monday evening. There is
no danger of his suffering from nervous
prostration through the mental strain re
quired in memorizing it in the three days
he has left, though, as the part consists of
He looks intelligent as the witnesses of
the wedding sign their names. Then he
"May your married life be as happy as
mine has been."
Then he wrings the hand of the groom
aud looks intelligent some more while he
listens appreciatively to Lady Sholto's
song and dance.
Lord Sholto views his approaching.
THE NOBLE ACTOE WHOSE PAST CONSISTS OF ELEVEN WORDS.
[From a photograph.]
debut with the utmost equanimity. He is '
not stage-struck. He is an actor for rev- ;
enue only. At the same ti-ne he is entirely !
confident that he will make a success.
"I don't think I shall be afraid," said his ;
lordship quietly. "I have received so
much notoriety of late that I am getting
used to it and f am sure I shan't mind ap
pearing on the stage.
"1 don't intend to be an actor, though.
I am going to take out a company of my
own and be the manager."
"Will you have Lady Douglas as the
star? " was asked.
"Oh, no, not at first," he said. "After
she's had a month or so of practice I
might. I'm sure she'd pick the business
up very quickly, for she is made for a good i
Lord Sholto said he was still getting his
remittance from England. He was put
ting his wife on the staze because he ,
wanted to be busy and make money.
"I came over here to make money," he !
said frankly. "This is the easiest way I
can see how to do that, and it pays the
Mr. Grover does not expect to tax Lord
Sholto's talent very much in the begin
ning. He will teach him his eleven words
and watch the result. . If the voting noble- ;
man proves a promising, subject several
more lines will be interpolated into the i
play and the new actor's memory exercised
'I think a mistake has been made as to
Lord Douglas' ability," said Mr. Grover I
last night. "I found him very shrewd and
observant. When we were talking of
signing Lady Douglas I suggested that he
might introduce her with a few remarks.
He looked down for a minute, and then
"'I "think that would be worth more
"And he was right. So we signed them
Lord Sholto begins rehearsals to-day.
His struggles over the memorizing of his
single line begin this afternoon and he ,
will be expected to have his part letter- j
perfect by Saturday noon.
THEY COURT INSPECTION
Butchers Explain Their Circum
stances to the Secretary of
A Suspension of Regulations for Sixty
Days From January i Is
The Butchers' Board of Trade of San
Francisco and Alarr.eda counties has for
warded a communication to J. Sterling
Morton, Secretary of the Department of
Agriculture, stating that a majority of the
butchers under the jurisdiction of the
board desire a Government inspection of
the animals slaughtered at their several
places of business and of the houses them
selves at an early date. The following is a
copy of the letter:
In advance allow me to assure you of our
active co-operation in carrying outthe intent
of said inspection, and the only reason that an
earlier application has not been made was the
total absence here of auy definite information
as to* the necessary steps to be taken, etc.
The only knowledge obtainable was in the
hands of Custom-house brokers, with whom we
seldom come in contact, as you will see later on.
The first information we have been able to
get was from your I»r. G. S. Baker, who arrived
some lew days ago, and there Jias not been an
application blank obtainable, except one sam
ple copy which was procured from a customs
Droker and from which we have had these
Slaughtering is done here by firms which do
that only.no packing being done by any of
them, with the exception of two or three firms
who handle hogs only.
Firms, as a rule, handle only one class of
animaN, it seldom being the case that a beef
slaughterer kills any sheep or vice ver.-a.
Beef and calves are mostly handled by the
same firm, sheep by others and hogs by others.
The slaughtered animals, as they hang in their
several houses are sold entire to jobbers and
re.'ailers, in some few cases direct to packers.
Jobbers and retailers then sell such portions of
the animal as they do not require for their
trade to firms who do nothing else but packing
in various forms. £o the kiilinp, retailing and
. packing are separate and distinct businesses.
This is not only done by dealsrs handling
medium and poor grades of meat, but also by
retailers wbo cater to the best trade in the
j City. They buy whole animals, and use the
! choicest cuts for their trade, and sell the other
cuts to packers.
Our season for packing is different from
some plact-j. In November and December our
rainy season commences, and »*rass 0:1 our
ranges begins to show in January and Febru
ary. Stock from the ranges begins to be good
enousrh to market about May, but noconsid
-1 erable amount comes in until July. From
that date until December stock is plentiful and
j cheap, but from then until July again we have
I to depend entirety upon stock that has been
i kept up and fed at the various feeding centers,
j which of necessity makes the price very
j much higher and packing out of the question;
i that is, of course, at any figure that would eu
-1 able us to compete with goods packed during
; the rush of ranee stock.
You can see by this that our goods are now
all up, .or nearly so, for this year, and that
thsre is no chance of getting any great
amount more to supply our trade from Janu
ary 1 to July next.
The Butchers' Board of Trade of this place
j has for its members every slaughterer, jobber,
1 retailer and packer in both San Francisco and
I Alameia counties, and fully 90 per cent of the
; meats of all kinds handled at this port go
through our me'ml>ers' hand*. The Western
Meat Company of Baden (not South Francisco,
; as they represent) is the only firm handling
: meats'outside of our board, and their output
is about 10 per cent (rather less than more) of
meats handled here. We notice that your Mr.
! G. S. Baker U practically making his head
quarters with the Western Meat Company, and
we urge that you will provide an otnee in a
. more central location and separate entirely
: from that concern, both as a matter of con
venience to us and aiso for the reason that, on
' account of the strong rivalry existing, that
! bad feelings may not lie engendered.
The applications signed as being in South
I Pan Francisco are all in the City and County of
The Western Meat Company's plant, which
Is on your list cf bureaus as being in *outh
j San Francisco, is not in this County, but is
j fourteen miles from here, in San Mateo
County, at a place called Baden. For the sake
of selling their town lots they called their
place South San Francisco, but something
over a year ago the Postoffice Department
changed the name to the original one of
Of the application" herewith presented,
those marked as from South San Francisco are
ail from one immediate neighborhood. The
houses (with one or two exceptions) adjoin
each other, and all within a radius of 1000
feet or so. Those in Oakland are located at
"Stockyards, West Berkeley" fa suburb of Oak
land), and are ail right together.
To our communication under date of Oc
tober 28, 1895. we have up to date received no
answer from your department. The matter is
an urgent one. and we again ask you to grant
the relief asked for in that letter.
It is absolutely impossible for as to put ap
goods for the next six months' trade, and if
goods now up are net made available an im
mense loss will be incurred by our dealer^ and
our trale will be diverted to ether points.
A suspension of tlie enforcement of require
ments on meats already packed for sixty days
from January 1, l^Otf, is absolutely necessary
to work off the siock on hand; and also that
your force of inspectors be organized and get
to work with all possible dispatch.
We are extremely sorry that a portion of the
delay has been caused by our ignorance of
steps necessary, but, as we haveexpiained.it
was caused by the packers, being entirely dis
tinct from the slaughterers, failing to dissem
inate what meaner knowledge they possessed
in regard to it. "but we are anxious now to
make up for lost time. Respectfully,
Sam c. Hammond,
President Butchers' Board of Trade of San
Franoisco and Alameda counties.
B. S. Hokn, Secretary.
TWO VESSELS COLLIDE.
While Anchoring, the Schooner Czar
Runs Afoul of the Richard 111.
The schooner Czar, Captain Hutman.
bound in last evening from San Bias, while
coming to an anchor off Section B of the
Mfcwair, drifted on to the bow of the bark
Richard 111. The schooner had her main
risking on the port side and part of her
bulwarks carried away. No damage to the
bark was reported. They were towed apart
by the tug Sea Queen.
A burning chimney at 1205 Polk street
caused the alarm from box 135 at 7:21 yester
day evening. No loss.
One GOOD Cigar is better than two poor
ones; better for health, more productive
If you can afford to spend but 25c a day
for smoking buy two (or three) Estrella
Cigars. Ask for the new ones with a band,
and in new shapes. They're NEW CROP
—and even the dark ones are mild.
2 for 25c, 10c, and 3 for 25c.
ESBERQ, BACHMAN & CO.,
TWO EXUBERANT MAIDENS.
They Greatly Disturb Police
Judge Low at the
INDIGNATION OF THE COUET.
He Proceeds to tb,e Foot of the Stair
way and Calls a Bailiff up to
Even a tie game of football will produce
It is well to state right here, however,
that exuberance is not unfrequently fol
lowed by some one's indignation.
There are various kinds of exuberance
and various kinds of indignation, but two
distinct brands were introduced at the
Columbia Theater last night.
After the Stanfords and the Berkeleys
had massacred each other for a few hours
at Central Park yesterday before several
thousand spectators some of the assembled
multitude concluded to accumulate at the
i Columbia Theater to witness "The Lottery
Miss Blanche Beemer and Miss Ethel
; Bradbury attended— they were exuberant.
Police Judge Low was also there. He
It seems, in fact it was, that somewhere
in the first act, when Mr. Dixey was pet
ting in his introductory licks on the audi
ence, that Miss Beemer and Miss Brad
bury, duly decked out in Stanford colors,
began the happy and entertaining pastime
of eating pinennts in the front balcony
seats. The little side pleasure of project
ing the shells into the audience beneath
was introduced at regular intervals and
the girls were having a nice time at very
Very few people who engage in the game
of shell-throwing are aware that it is
against the rules to hit a Police Judge in
the first act, or even in the neck, and
it was this little misunderstanding
of the game that caused Charles A. Low to
become indignant, so much so that he
called a foul and with all the dignity con
tiguous to the practice of law stated to the
usher, who had no particular interest in
the game, that he wanted something done
that would brins about better results. It
is said that the Judge appealed to the
umpire three different times, only securing
a satisfactory decision on the last appeal,
which was duly delivered to the offending
parties, whose exuberance had risen wich
the court's indignation.
The usher in the best language at his
command informed the young folks (18
summers each) that if they did not play
fair they would have to retire and give
some one else a chance. Tiie usher then
made a low well handled and retired him
self. The girls, foaming with good Stan
ford wrath, left their seats at the conclu
sion of the act with tne linn intention to
abjure theatrical performances for the
ni^ht, but the court, sitting with his wife,
who had been struck with one of the shells
or some other object, had worked up a
verbal decision which he delivered to the
girls as they came down from the balcony
for the purpose of going elsewhere. He
then followed them out into the street and
instructed a strolling bailiff to conduct
them to the City Prison and charge them
Then there was another case of indigna
tion and one of deep remorse, trcore: Two
indies and one remorse.
The bailiff, who was one of the finest,
| and a gentleman, sir, called a carriage,
i and the girls were hied away to the home
, of stone and iron, where they were charged
!as the court desired. Both of them did
! considerable hard thinking, but Miss
! Blanche was very concise in her state
ments regarding what would be tbe result
of such indignity. She even intimated
that 'somebody wouldn't do a thing to
the court," who strangely enough ap
peared at the prison later in the evening
and took tne floor himself for a few mo
He said that the girls were acting in a
manner not in keeping with the accepted
behavior in vogue among ladies, and that
they not only tossed pine nutshells into
the* spell-bound multitude beneath, but
that they occasionally slid out a button
and other hard substance?, one of wnich
struck Mrs. Low and laid open her cheek.
The court further stated in detail, and to
the best of bis knowledge and beiief, that
he thought the girls by their actions were
not quite the kind of people to parley with,
so he ordered an officer to make the
He then removed all legal forms so
common in discussing flagrant acts of in
discretion and with a kin<lh* and fatherly
air gently admonished them to go forth
and be good, dutiful little girls. One of
them was filled with contrition and the
other wijh disgust, but it is safe to say
that there will be no disturbance of a
similar character to-morrow night — at
least not by the same exuberant maidens.
The skin turns blue when exposed to
cold because by a low temperature the
circulation is impeded at the surface, the
nrterial blood is partially prevented from
flowing beneath the skin and the venous
Dlood, which is almost purple, gives color
to the skin.
NEW TO-DAT- AMUSEMENTS.
GRAND OPENING NOV. 28.
: FIVE OR MORE RACES DAILY.
(BAIN OR SHINE.)
FIRST RACE AT 2:00 P. 11.
ADMISSION SI. OO.
Tafee Southern Faciric trains at Third and Town-
send street Depot, leaving at 12. 12:30. 1:45 and
2:15 p. m. Fare for round trip, including admis-
sion to grand stand. $1. Take Mission-street elec-
tric line direct to track.
i A. B. SPKKCKELS. W.B.LEAKE,
r President. "■ • Secretary. ,
/IF IT\ '■
SHOOT THE CHUTES
Haight St., near the Park
COSCERTS AFTERJOOS AID ETESIJG.
ADMISSION - - 1O CENTS. j
Corner Mason and Ellis Streets.
TO-MORROW (SATURDAY); AFTERNOON,
At 3:15, November 30, ;
WILLIS % BACHELLER.
snNO RECITAL - - ' lMrs - C«rmichael-C«rr,
Admittance, Fifty Cents.
THE ADMIRAL'S ADVICE
How a Stont Old Sea Fighter Defended
His Wooden Ships.
Old Admiral Farrngnt said that the best de-
fense against an enemy's gun.« is not armor-
plate, but a fierce and well-directod return
fire that will silence the foe. He believea in
protecting his ships, but he relied for success
upon good guns and brave men. Battles are
won with them, not with armor.
Now that the season is chamring it is unneces-
sary to recommend more protection for your
body iv the shape of clothing. But no fabric
ever woven will keep out the autumn colds
that fasten themselves upon the system so rap-
idly ana stick so long. Doubtless you know
people who, although lightly clad, uever seem
to take cold, whiie others cough and shiver
despite all their wrapping. The people of the
first class, like Farragut's ships, are defended
from within. They have nerves stout as whip-
cord and blood that leaps with the irrepressible
vigor of perfect health.
■ Maybe they were born so, but in uncountable
instances this condition resulted from a timely
use of a wholesome stimulant at the first ap-
proach of cold. The most popular stimulant
for medicinal and family use is Duffy's Pure
Malt Whiskey. Experience has shown how
completely, by stirring the lagging circulation,
it prevents congestion, and so helps the sys-
tem to get rid of a cold.
It whets the appetite, too. This is an impor-
tant thing when you remember that people
with a baa cohl do not care for food. Duffy's
Pure Malt Whiskey of ifelf retards waste of
tissue, as experiments have shown, but its
chief value lies in its tonic qualities. Insist
on having Duffy's.
NEW TO-DAY— AMUSEMENTS.
TO-NIGHT AND ALL, THIS WEEK,
A Novelty in Comic Opera as Presented by
DE WOLF PMhlr-^
And His Celebrated Lyrts Organization.
Next Week— 4th and Last of
IDE! WOLP HOPPER.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings,
Thursday, Friday and S:.:. Ev'gs and Sat. Mat*
£3-»eat3 Now Selling. .gar
TMEATRE rSSSRf ■
EVERY NIGHT THIS WEEK.
Enthusiastic Welcome to
THE GREAT !
DON'T I" The Hypnotic Illnslon,
FAIL | T It I E. It V
! TO j The Sensational Aquatic Mystery,
| SEE ■ I THE SPKAY OF LIFE
And mmc. he:r,:r,:m ann'S
New Spectacular Dance Creations. .
Snperb Production of
(AD, THE TOMBOY !
LEONARD GROVER JR. GRACIE PLAISTED.
And the Magnificent Cast.
MATHEES SATURDAY AJD SODAY,
Matinee Prices— lOc, 15c. 25c. "
' NJght Prlces-lOc, 15c, 25c, 35c, sOc.
MONDAT-Hevival of "THE GOVER.
NOR. 1 Lord and Lady Sholto Douglas*
first Joint appearance on any stage.
Mbs. tB-NESTiNJC Kbklinq i'ropr.eior <£ MaatjK
Of The Brilliant Spectacular Oriental Fantaaie,
"THE LUGKY STAR!"
MIRTH! SONG! = DANCEI
DON'T MISS ITI
Popular Prices— 2sc and sOe.
I . ' — —
The Handsomest Family Theateri n America.
WALT Jill MOKOSCO....Sote Let-ssa and 3laa*i*B
THIS EVENING. AT KIGHT.
A GREAT HOLIDAY BILL!
Magnificent Revival of the Famous Drama,
"ROGER LA HONTE"
Or, A MAN'S SHADOW.
Three Hours of Solid Pleasure.
CVnm Pbics3— 23c and 535.
Family Circle and Gallery. 10c
; Usual Matinee* Saturday ana Sunday. .
O'Farrell Street, Between Stoclcioa aai Po-rstt.
t** GREAT TMAIISfiIfBW CWfTill
MME. MARTHE fIARTHY,
THE JUDGE BROS.,
And Our Great Specialty Company.
Reserved seats, 25c; Balcony, 10c: Open co*ln
and Box seats. 50e. *
nUCOLAnOtR.6OTTLOO ft n>- u:^"^«l'^r^r44«i••-
-REMEMBKK, ONE WEEK ONLY.
And His >lerry Company of I'iayers. in the
Kxcruclatin^ly Funny Comedy,
-THK LOTTKKY OF LOVK.
Monday Next— ly JOE CAWTHORN. '
FINER THAN LAST
THE SECOSD AMUAL DORSE SHOW
FIVE DAYS AND EVENINGS.
Commencing Tuesday, December 3, at
, THE MECHANICS' PAVILION.
$5000 Special Frizes.
New Features and New Programme Dally...
Admission, Daytime 50c
Evening Prices,' General Admission, 91 -
Keserved Seats, *1.50, S*i and 83.50.
Keserved Seats now on sale at H. S. Crocker"!
Store. »27 Post street. 9 a. v. to 5 p. m.
BUBNING .AVS^ EUNNIH3
RACES? JZ&m&^i RACES
CALIFORNIA JOCKEY CLU3 RACS3, *
BAY DISTRICT TEACK. -
Races . Monday, Tnesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday—
Kain or Shine.
Five or more rares each day. itacesstartat 2:o]
r. x. sharp. , McAllister and Uearj' s:re« cars paia '
I me sate.