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Interesting Report of Important Up-to-Date News Items in Alameda County
LAST OF THE HORSECAR.
The Old Twelfth ■ Street Fran
chise Expired at Mid
PUBLIC MONEY IN BANKS.
The Federal Labor Union Objects to
Bankers Having the Use
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,)
908 Broadway, Dec. 10. f
For the first time since streetcar serv
ices were inaugurated in Oakland no
horsecars were seen on the roads to-day.
The franchise to the Twelfth-street horse
car line expired at midnight and the cars
were withdrawn. The franchise was ap
proved by Mayor Felton, December 10,
1870, and was for twenty-five years. This
franchise extended to Oak street. From
there to Thirteenth avenue was granted
in l ii1 i for fifteen years, and will expire
Both franchises name horses or mules as
the only motor power. Fares were fixed
at 10 cents for a single rideor6V£
cents when four rode at once.
twenty yean the primitive service
..■ local line of Seventh street were
y services east of Broadway. Witn
in the past five years the Eighth-street
ie road has beer: built. The Ala
meda electric road on Eleventh street has
completed. So has the Haywards
but the bobtails have been run on
Twelfth street at a great loss, for the pur
poseof holding the franchise. Now that
the term for which it was granted has
lapsed, much surprise is expressed that
the Southern, Pacific Company does not
seek its renewal.
The franchise will certainly be sought at
once, as it would be valuable to either the
Haywards line, the Central-avenue line
or "the Southern Pacific lines of San
Pablo and Telegraph avenue.
OAKLAND, Cat... Dec. 10.— The pro-!
gramme of the Maccabeau Fair, which is
to open Sunday night at Covenant Hall,
in the temple of the First Hebrew congre
gation, has been completed, and it will be
one of the holiday social events. The
arrangement of the booths is under the
direction of the following young ladies:
Refreshments— Miss Estelle Kahn and Miss
Candy and entertainment— Miss Lucy Peres, ;
Mi.-s Alice Peres «nd Miss Madeline Well.
Tombola or raffle— Miss Emma Sheeline and
Miss Frances Marcus.
Fine fancy poods— Miss Nettie Hirshberk and
Miss Beckie Philips.
Dolls— Miss Alice Tobriner and Miss Lily
Cigar and newspaper— Miss Hess ana Miss
Flowers— Miss Bella Hirshberg.
Japanese— Miss Leah Harris and Miss Delia
Fancy paper and grab-bag— Miss Hess.
Rebecca— Miss Rose Sheeline and Miss Furst.
The Muhlner Case.
OAKLAND, Cal., Dec. 10.— The Muhl
ner case was resumed this morning in
Judge Frick's court. The wails of the
room were decorated with diagrams
and a map of the city of Oakland, with
■r diagram showing the location of
Dr. Mpoar'fi residence— where the shooting
. 'place— with reference to adjacent
</n-»Jinps on Edwards street.
■nan, a messenger boy, testified that
er sent him to Jennie' Lewis with
won to call at the Newlands House, say
imr that Charles Miller wanted to see her.
William Clare was called after Hoffman,
Id that he had «een Muhlner at a
eld in Germania Hall, and that he
had also seen him in the Montana saloon
wnen one of his pockets revealed the
shape of a pistol.
Fred Elmore, clerk at the Newlands
House, and Miss Frendeuberg, who lived
there, testified that Jennie Lewis had
called to see Mnhlner.
Public Money in Bauks.
OAKLAND. Cal., Dec. 10.— The Federal
Labor Union of Oakland, at its last meet
ing, held a discussion regarding the plac- '
ing of public moneys in banks. In Ala
in eda County, large amounts are continu- \
aJ y placed in the banks, and in return the
hank= discount all city and county war
rants with little or no shaving.
1 be Federal Union passed the following
Rrtolvrd. That it is the sense of the Federal \
Labor Union of Oakland to have the Grand j
Jury and the District and City Attorneys take
steps to compel the County and City Treasurers
to remove from the banks, and keep in their
sion.all funds belonging to the county
and city, according to law. Refusing to obey i
such law , to commence criminal action against |
the said treasurers and the banks having re
ceived and appropriated the same.
Did Not Eiope "With >"oy.
OAKLAND, Cal., Dec. 10.— A story has
been published that RosaMennemann had
run away with Bertie Nov of Alameda.
This story is denied by the girl's parents,
who have made public the following state
In justice to Bertie Noy, son of W. H. Noy of
Alameda, regarding a statement in to-day \s
paper oi his having eloped with Rosa Menne
mann ot HO3 Grove street, Oakland, we. the
parent, debire to inform the public that such
a statement is an injustice to Bertie Noy. We
believe him innocent of knowing anything
about the girl's whereabouts.
The girl is still missing and young Noy
was brought into notice because he prom
ised her lather he would help to rind her.
OAKLAND, Cal., Dec. 10.— At there
quest of the Board of Health an ordinance
was introduced several weeks ago making
it compulsory on physicians and families
to report to the Health Omce all cases of
consumption. Last night the ordinance
was being rushed through the Council on
final passage when Dr. Auckland, who is a
Councilman, opposed it.
A discussion and an explanation fol
lowed. Dr. Buckland stated that, in his
opinion, it was bad enough to have the
disease without being bothered by the
Health Officer. The ordinance was finally
laid over for further consideration.
A Pioneer's Insanity.
OAKLAND, Cal., Dec. 10.-Silas Gates,
a pioneer of Sunol, 78 years of age, was
brougnt to the County Jail to-day and
charged with insanity. His wife was sent
to an asylum some time ago. He believes
his wife is dead and that her spirit is
haunting him, and he has lately ram
?-ackecl several of his neighbors' houses
looking for her spirit. He has a tendency
to commit arson and his neighbors think
he should be in an asylum.
OAKLAND, Cal., Dec. 10.— The Presby
terian Synod is in session this week at the
Brooklyn Presbyterian Church in East
Oakland. The attendance is small and an
effort is being made to secure a larger at
tendance for the rest of the session. Rev.
Dr. Coyle made some remarks denouncing
the growing practice of giving lectures at
Sunday evening services instead of preach
Increase of Fees.
OAKLAND. Cal., Dm. 10.— District At
torney Snook has Riven the County Clerk
a Jong opinion relating to the new county
fee bill. No changes of importance are
made, but there is an additional charge of
-'■") cents for the affidavit attached to mar
riage licenses and a fee of 25 cents from all
the county's creditors when they make af
fidavit to their claims.
OAKLAND, Cal., Dec. 10. -Thomas W.
Allen, brother of Judge John J. Allen, has
been aopointed to succeed E. A. Trefethen i
as chief shop clerk of the Western division
of the Southern Pacific. Mr. Allen is at
present a clerk in the Auditor's depart
ment at Fourth and Townsend streets. He
will enter upon his new duties next week
at the West Oakland yards.
Row Over Policies.
OAKLAND, Cal., Dec. 10.— insur
ance agent namea Harriss came near being
seriously handled in a restaurant oh
Franklin street this evening. Flagman
Bradbury and. Steele and several others
have been induced to insure with Harriss,
and as the sick benefits w*re not paid re
i cently, to one of their friends, they wrote
! to Commissioner Higgins and asked for
information about the company. Tney re
ceived a reply stating that the company
I was badly managed, the books were in a
muddle, and many pages were mutilated
and several entries erased. Several of the
insured met Harris in the restaurant and
a row followed. They charged him with
duping them and demanded their money
back. He assured them that everything
was right and then made his escape.
From the statements of the men and
from documents in their possession it ap
pears that the International Indemnity
Company of California, in which Harriss j
is said to have issued many railroad men, |
is managed in San Francisco by Oakland
men. Myron T. Dusinbury is president, I
J. P. Merritt secretary and J. P. McElroy I
! attorney. E. C. Barclay, one of the organ
izers, who sold out to Dusinburv, has made
serious representations to Commissioner
Higgins, and it was when these statements
were made public that the trouble oc
Foley Speaks at Last.
OAKLAND, Cal., Dec. 10.— Richard
Foley, who was shot three weeks ago at
1 Pleasanton by John Bernal, has told a
; story to a deputy of the District Attor- i
; ney's office, but it throws no new light on
\ the shooting. He says he was passing
Mrs. Alviso's house when he was shot. He
; he heard a woman's voice say, "If you
i want me come over here." Then he was
shot, and he says he knows nothing more.
Bernal is still in jail trying to raise $20,000.
OAKLAND, Cal., Dec. 10.— The Police
; Commissioners met to-night and passed a
resolution dismissing Officer Rodgers from
the lorce. The charges preferred against
him by Chief Lloyd were drunkenness
and leaving his beat. About five vacan
[ cies have now been created by dismissals
since Chief Lloyd took office three months
' ago, and an examination for candidates
has been set for Jauuary 11.
A Disputed Estate.
OAKLAND, Cal., Dec. 10. — When
i Xavier Bieler died he left a letter of in
structions regarding the distribution of his
estate, but made no mention of two
brothers who live in Europe. These
brothers, as heirs-at-law, are entitled to
two-thirds of the estate, and the courts
■ have been called upon to decide whether
i the claims of the brothers or the deceased's
instructions shall take precedence.
HISTORY OF A DAY.
Alameda County Happenings Told in
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,)
908 Broadway, Dec. 10. J
Rev. E. E. Clark, late of Monterey and for
two years stated supply of Prospect Hill Pres
: byterian Church, has been unanimously
: called, and will accept the pastorate subject to
the favorable action of the presbytery.
County Auditor Whidden has completed the
apportionment of the State share of taxes col
lected in Alameda County to date. The figures
are $457,794 01. As soon as the calculation is
verified the money will be sent to the State
At the mewing of the Supervisors yesterday
afternoon $1500 was voted out oi the general
road fund to the Fruiivale district road fund.
' .Thi a amount was ordered paid to the Califor
nia Improvement Company on its bill of j
'■ County Clerk Jordan has presented a state- i
ment to Treasurer O. M. Sanford oftbe amount
distributed to the collateral heirs of Morris I
Goldberg, subject to the inheritance tax of 5 I
per cent. The total is $33,500. upon which the
tax amounts to §1675.
Joseph Sanders, retiring superintendent of
the Industrial Home for the Adult Blind, has
been offered positions as manager of two differ
ent Droom manufacturing concerns in San
Francisco, with compensation equal to what
he b now receiving, but he says he will retire
to his ranch near Applegate for the winter to
rest and enjoy the pleasures of country life.
FROM LUXURY TO LABOR.
An Alameda Poetess Joins the
Ranks of the Salvation
Her First Lesson in Army Discipline
Was Over Her Big
Oakland Office Sax Francisco Call,)
908 Broadway, Dec. 10. f
Miss Rosa T. Coxe is the latest young lady
to abandon a life of ease, refinement and
luxury for the stern experience of a Salva
tion Army officer. Cadet Coxe left her
home on Buena Vista avenue, Alameda,
to-day and is now installed in the San
Francisco Training Garrison for women.
Miss Coxe is an expert violinist and re
ceived a finished education. She has also
made a local reputation as a writer of
verses, and has frequently contributed to
the War Cry. For some time she has been
staying with the families of Mrs. Carrie
Judd Montgomery and Major Keppel. She
has also been at Mills College fora time,
but is not a gradute of the seminary. The
story of her call to enter the army work
was told by her last night at the Oakland
"I just simply had to join the Salvation
Army," she said. "I felt that I could not
be happy elsewhere, so I am going to the
"Do I think I shall ever regret the step I
am takin::? No— l have counted the cost.
I remember when I first saw the army in
Alameda. I was much younger then — I'm
19 now — and I was an earnest member of
the church. I passed the kneeling soldiers
on the street, but from that moment I
have never forgotten the earnestness of
their prayers and testimonies. I knew
nothing of the government of the army,
and thought that there was a good deal
that was mountebankish about their
doings, but I can hear them praying yet.
Then I attended the meetings, and the
result is that I am farewelling here to
"But I had one great disappointment
and I must tell about it, because following
close on my disappointment I experienced
ihe first touch of army discipline. It was
when Ensign Reed came to the coast ana
I was staying with the Keppels. I had
heard a great deal of the ensign and I ex
pected to see a tall powerful-looking man
who would command by a look. I was so
interested in him because he was the first
officer to whom I owed obedience. When
he came — imagine my disappointment
when I saw that insignificant little thing."
As Cadet Coxe spoke she pointed to Ensign
Reed, who was sitting on the platform, and
the audience laughed heartily for several
Ensign Reed looked somewhat embar
rassed, but he was relieved as Miss Corse
"But insignificant or not,' 1 she said,
"what do you think was his first remark:
'Young lady, are not those sleeves a triHe
large for a Salvationist?' And I felt as if I
would like to find a hole in the earth to
At the close of her address a delegation
of ladies from the church in Alameda of
which Miss Coxe was a member went up
to the platform and bade her farewell.
It is understood that a sister of Miss
Coxe is also anxious to cuter the work.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 18!)5.
UNITED FOR FIFTY YEARS.
Ex-Governor Blasdel and Wife
Celebrate Their Golden
FOUR GENERATIONS MEET.
Thirty-Two Years Ago the Great-Grand
father Was Nevada's First
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,)
908 Broadway, Dec. 10. f
"Although fifty years have passed since
I was married I feel younger and have
fewer gray hairs to show than most men
who have been married balf that time."
These words, spoken by H. G. Blasdel,
ex-Governor oi Nevada, who has large
mining interests and who has been identi
fied with the growth and history of that
State for many years, were in reference to
the golden wedding celebrated by himself
and Mrs. Blasdel and their children at
their home in East Highlands yesterday.
Ex ' Governor Blasdel.
[From a photograph.]
Governor BlasdeJ counts his years as sev
i enty-one, yet be could easily be taken for
j a man of fifty, and his wife, who is two
years his junior, is equally well-preserved.
Yesterday was the fiftieth anniversary
of their niarria.ee, which took place in
Lawrenceburg, Ind., and not only were
children and grandchildren present at the
jubilee, but a great-grandson 7 months old
was also one of the guests, making four
; generations represented at the gathering.
The celebration consisted of a dinner, at
which were present the following, all
members of the family: Colonel 8. W.
Blasdel and wife, Miss Eciith Blasdel, Mr.
and Mrs. Blame Srcith, Mrs. Strowbridge
and son Howard, the latter being the
great-grandson of Governor blasdel of
Portland, Or., and Mr. and Mrs. A. G.
I Blasdel Jr., Mrs. L. Blasdel Bernard and
j her son Kaymond B. Bernard, who are
I residents of this city.
The handsome residence on East Oak
land Heights was still further beautified
j with tastelul decorations, yellow being the
prevailing color, signifying the golden
anniversary. Handsome chrysanthemums
i were used on the table and throughout
! the rooms, and the occasion was a very
' delightful one. Congratulatory telegrams
' were received from friends in Nevada and
j Portland and various places throughout
■ the State, and many handsome gifts were
presented to the couple by children and
Governor Blasdel was born in Dearborn
Count}', Indiana, and came to Nevada
I while it was still a Territory soon after his
marriage in 1840. He was elected Governor
when that Estate was admitted intp the
Union and was re-elected after serving his
first term of two years, serving four years
in all. He has always been prominent in
the affairs of the State of which he was the
chief executive, and is also well known in
California. He is a man of sterling prin
j ciple, of liberal education, and has been,
• as expressed by one of his daughters, "a
I lovely father," his first thought being of
and for his family. He is a man of un
usually fine physique, being Fix feet four
and one-half inches in height and devel
oped proportionately. Yesterday the Gov
ernor was as mirthful as if he were indeed
as young as he feels. The gathering about
his table was a happy one, and reminis
■ cences and tales of early days were told,
i and the little great-grandson received as
I much attention as any one representing
the fourth generation of a family deserves.
Colonel and Mrs. S. W. Blasdel cele
brated their silver wedding, the twenty
fifth anniversary, in Portland a month
; ago, and on this occasion they received
i congratulations upon having completed a
j quarter-century of wedded life.
Each member of the family took a piece
of the wedding cake as a souvenir, declar
ing that they would keep it until Governor
and Mrs. Blasdel celebrate their diamond
wedding twenty-live years hence.
END OF HOLMES LIBRARY
Turned Over to the Town by
the Directors and Members
of the Association.
Health Officer Powell Finds Immature
Veal— A Military Inspec
BERKELEY, Cal., Dec. 10. — The
Holmes Free Public Library has passed
out of existence. This was the result of
great difficulty experienced in securing
sufficient funds to properly maintain the
In consequence it was offered in its en
tirety and free of all mcumbrance to the
town. At the session of the Board of
Tdwn Trustees last Friday evening the
offer was accepted and a board of rive
directors appointed, consisting of F. K.
Shattuck, A. W. Naylor, H. W. Taylor. H.
D. Irwin and Dr. Thomas Addison. This
left no farther field for the association,
and at. the annual meeting of the members
with the directors' monthly session last
night the association adjourned without
The report of Treasurer Naylor ."howed
the receipts of the association for the year
to have been $920 70, divided as follows:
Collected by subscriptions, $713 70; for
readers' cards, • $SH; from minstrel per
formance, $53 75; from Professor E. E.
Barnard's lecture, $92 25. Before adjourn
ment a resolution was passed indorsing
the action of the directors in giving the
library to the town.
The new board of directors will imme
diately take measures for the improve
ment of the main library and the estab
lishment of branches at Lorin and West
Semi- Animal Inspection.
BERKELEY, Cal., Dec. 10.— Tht sexni
annual inspection of the military depart
ment of the University of California will
take place Thursday afternoon. Ten or
ganizations will be represented, consist
ing of the band, signal detachment, six
companies of infantry under command of
Captain McCullough, Saber Company G
and the artillery detachment with two
light guns. The customary inspection
will be made dv Lieutenant Frank L.
Winn, U. S. A., after which the cadets will
be reviewed by the president and faculty
of the university.
There was war in the military depart
ment of the university this afternoon re
sulting over what the cadets say was an in
justice imposed by Lieutenant Winn. Saber
Company G, consisting of about thirty
juniors, was required to drill forty-five
minutes overtime because of what was
called disorder in the ranks.
The men had been pacing up and down
the campus in their characteristic junior
style for half an hour whsn Lieutenant
\\ f inn approached Commanding Officer
Blake. A short conversation between the
two followed, at the conclusion of which
Captain Blake stated that if better drilling
was not done the company would be kept
at it until it did improve.
Without further warning they were re
quired to continue marching about the
grounds under orders until the other mem
bers of the battalion had put their guns in
the racks in the armory and left the
Soon the lieutenant appeared again, and,
picking out Cadet R. A. Gould from the
line, dismissed him from the company.
BERKELEY, Cal., Dec. 10.— Yesterday
morning Health Officer Rowell, in his ca
pacity as meat inspector, found three in
stancies of veal under the age required by
law and confiscated the same. As this was
the first breach of the law no arrests were
made, but the offenders were strongly rep
rimanded and given to undeistand that
the next transgression would result in ar
rest and prosecution.
Arrest of George Sherman,
BERKELEY, Cal., Dec. 10.— George
Sherman, the bricklayer who was accused
of maltreating his wife last Saturday
Iloward Blasdel Trowbridge, Aged 4
[From a photograph.]
night, was again chanred with beatineher
last night npon his return from worK. He
was placed under arrest by Marshal Lloyd
and taken to the Coimty Jail. This morn
ing Mrs. Sherman swore to a complaint to
have him put under bonds to keep the
peace, but withdrew it later, and Sherman
DEMAND A RETRACTION.
The School Board Wants Proof
or an Apology From Dr.
Bay Farm Islanders Want a Police
man—Bert Noy Did Not
ALAMEDA, Cal., Dec. 10.— The Board
of Education has addressed an open letter
to Dr. Smith of the Board of Health de
nouncing his assertion that there was a
worse disease among the teachers of the
schools than tuberculosis, and declaring it
to be "an unwarranted aspersion upon the
honor of pure women and worthy gentle
men" who form the corps of teachers. It
also demanded of him positive proof of
his assertions or a public retraction of the
same. The principals sent a committee to
him to get proof or a retraction, but It did
not succeed in getting either. A great
j deal of feeling is growing up over the
j matter. The Board of Health may hold a
; special meeting, but its members will not !
| discuss the controversy in any of its j
Bay Farm Islanders.
ALAMEDA, Cal., Dec. 10.— The resi
dents of Bay Farm Island want a police
man. They represent that they are
pestered to death Dy hunters, who invade,
the district in quest of game and commit
all sorts of lawless acts. They shot the
I lamp-globes off the electric lights that
were placed in the district, and make
targets of barns, outhouses aud anything
I that exhibits a surface to shoot at. On
j occasions it is claimed that it is not safe to
travel on the public highway in the
vicinity because of the general and reck
less fusillading. They want a special
officer appointed whose duty it shall be to
keep the peace in that outlying district.
Company G All Kight.
ALAMEDA, Cal., Dec. 10.— Captain
Chipman of Company G informs his com
mand that they will not be adversely af
| fected by the reorganization of the Na
-1 tional Guard. The Alameda company be
| longed to the Fifth Regiment. Two bat
■ talions have been formed from this regi
j ment. They comprise Companies A and F
| of Oakland, G of Alameda and B of San
j Jose. Before the reorganization there were
I sixty-nine companies and composing nine
j regiments. There are now sixty-one com
panies forming five regiments.
Not Bert >oy.
ALAMEDA, Cal., Dec. 10.— Mr. and
, Mrs. Menneman of Oakland, parents of
the young girl who is missing and who
was reported to have eloped with BertNoy
of this city, write a fetter exonerating
young Noy from any agency or from hav
ing any knowledge of the girl's disappear
ance. The yoTing man has been working
steadily in his father's shop and has cer
tainly not absented himself, as he must
have done had he taken part in any es
capade of this nature.
Judge Frick Decides That Judge
"Wood's Commit incut Was Irregu
lar and Void.
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,)
1)08 Broadway, Dec. 10. j
Attorney Phil Walsh experienced both a
defeat and a triumph to-day. In the after
noon his client, over whose trial the al
leged contemptuous language was used,
was convicted by a jury of battery. ,
This evening ihe contempt proceedings
came up in the Superior Court before
Judge I rick on the writ of habeas corpus.
Attorney Chapman appeared for Walsh
and reviewed the case in detail. He then
proceeded to argue th-.it there was as much
animus on the part of the Judge as was
shown by the attorney. Then Mr. Chap
man took the language used and analyzed
it and argued ttiat it was not of a con
temptuous nature and that it would never
have occurred had not the Judge induced
it by his attitude.
Attorney Chapman then stated that as
Judge Wood had not cited Walsh to ap
pear and had not given him notice of his
intention to hear him explain why he
should not be adjudged guilty of contempt,
the Judge had lost jurisdiction in the
matter, and that the order of commitment
Judge Frick ordered the release of
Walsh, who was on bail, on the ground
that there was ao adjudication for con
tempt and no citation issued to appear.
POLICE SHOOTING MATCH.
Oakland Accepts the Challenge of the
San Francisco Department.
OAKLAND, Cal., Dec. 10.— In reply to
a challenge from the San Francisco police
force, the Oakland department has for
warded the following reply:
Ocorpe W. Wittman, Captain of Police, San
Francisco — Dear Sir: If satisfactory to you and
the necessary arrangements can be made, we
will shoot off that match on the Bth of Janu
ary, 1896, the contest to come off at Shell
Mound Park, at 200 yards' range, ten men on
each side, to shoot ten shots each with Win
chester rifles, 44-caliber, model 1873, without
any change of trigger or sight; the contest to
be for a dinner, the loser to pay for the dinner
and range markers. Hoping this is satisfactory
to you, I am, yours respectfully,
W. F. Fletcher, Captain of Police.
NOT ANY TIME TO WASTE
Splendid Musical Evenings Ar
ranged for the Exposi
The Decorating Committee Will Begin
to Beautify the Tabernacle
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,)
908 Broadway, Dec. 10. f
All the members of the executive com
mittee in charge of the exposition were
present at the meeting last evening and a
great deal of business was transacted. The
rules and regulations of the Mechanics'
Institute fair, so far as applicable to this
exposition, were adopted for the enter
The committee appointed to wait upon
the Council to solicit a donation reported,
through Mr. Buswell, that if a committee
from the Exposition would confer with
Mayor Davie and ascertain whether he
would concur in the matter of appropriat
ing $500 for the exposition, the Council
finance committee would recommend such
an appropriation. The Mayor, he further
reported, has been seen ana had agreed to
concur in the recommendation if the
money be available.
Superintendent McClymonds of the pub
lic schools was seen in regard to securing
an exhibit of the work of the school chil
dren, but owing to the fact that they were
preparing exhibits for the California State
teachers' meeting, which will be held
here the first week in January, he said it
would not be possible for them to prepare
anything for the exposition. The county
school children would make an exhibit.
Chairman Nelson said that several car
loads of greens and shrubbery would be
brought from Niles and other places in the
The offer of Mrs. C. T. Mills of Mills
College of several fine pictures belonging
to the college was accepted.
The following is the present programme
for the week:
Monday night— Brief addresses by President
Nelson, Mayor Davie. Governor Budd and
Julian Sonritag; complimentary music by a
band made up from members of the Musicians'
Tuesdav— lllustrated music by the American
Concert Band, Alfred Roncovieri loader.
Wednesday night— Mass chorus by the united
Thursday night— Vocal soloists and the Re
liance Glee Club.
Friday night— Chorus of school children,
with athletic exercises by the Acme Club and
calisthenics by school children.
Saturday night— Grand concert by the First
Congregational Church orchestra, led by Alex
T. Stewart, and vocal solo by Ugo Talbo.
BIDS FOR THE NEW DEPOT.
Only One Man Offers to Undertake
All the Work on the
Varying Estimates in the Contracts
Make Vast Differences in the
An army of contractors gathered at the
rooms of the Harbor Commissioners yes
terday afternoon to hear the bids for the
construction of the Union Depot and
Ferry-house read. As soon as all bids had
been opened the commission took a recess
till 10 o'clock this morning, when the dif
ferent offers will be discussed at length.
The work on the depot is to be done un
der six distinct and separate contracts.
Oa each contract there were from seven to
fourteen bidders. Only one man bid on
all six contracts. This was C. F. McCarthy.
The amount of his bids for the entire
work varied from $<UU,345 to $675,345 accor
ding to whether Roman buff brick or
Oregon gray sandstone was used in the
facing for the outside of the walls and
Each man was asked for several bids on
the masonry work. Bid No. 1 was for
facing the exterior and interior walls with
Roman buff brick and terra cotta trim
mings, facing the interior grand nave with
white enameled bricks to the spring line of
the arches and furnishing hollow Hat terra
cotta floor arches.
Bid No. 2 was for having the facing of
the first story also of Roman buff brick
and facing the entire interior of the grand
nave with white enameled brick and white
terra cotta trimmings.
Bid No. 3 was to be on the same basis as
bid No. 2, except that red sand-clay, mud
pressed brick was to be used in place of the
Roman buff brick.
Other bids were to be on the basis of
using some other material for facing the
outside walls and tower in place or the
Roman buff brick which were to be used
for the interior of the grand nave, white
enameled brick being employed up to the
spring of the arches.
The bids were as follows, according to
the respective numbers:
Thomas Butler, $240,000. $252,248, $234,
--933, $'290,351; Colusa sandstone, $290,253;
Redding sands'.one, $294,353; Rochester sand
stone, $294,353; Pioneer nanclstone, $298,253.
C. f. McCarthy, $167,000, $173,000, $108,
--000, $218,000: Arizona red sandstone, $227,
--000; Oregon gray sandstone, $230,000.
Richar.ison <fe Gale, Colusa or Redding sand
stone, $290,750; Rochester or Arizona sand
stone, $299,985 ; Oregon gray sandstone, $303,
Rae Building ana Contract Company, $257,
--613. $203,92:5, 8256,715, $275,020.
.I.H. McKay, $208,000, $274,000, $273,000,
Miller <fe Beck, $240,540, $258,000. 5253,000.
M. McHowan. $232,900, $247,500. $239,300.
John McCarty, $233,740, $240.500, 5243,250.
Constructional steel and castiron work and
other iron work— C. F. McCarthy, $199,045; D.
P. N. Little, $249,592; San Francisco Bridge
Company, 1203,803; Ralstone Iron Work?,
$210,950; Risdon Iron and Locomotive Works,
$188,000; Cotton Brothers & Co., $208,000;
Western Iron Works, $209,700.
Carpenter work, plasieriug and glazing— C.
F. McCarthy, $55,300; Cameron & McDonald
$72,000; J. H. McKay. ?51,900; F. A. Williams,
$61,444; Campbell & Peters, ?59,870; Peter
Crichton, $06,000; Rae Building and Contract
ing Company, $50,500; T. M. McLachlan, JftM,
--500; Concannoa & Shea, $57,335; T. X. Day,
$59,500; N. C. Lynch, $60,870; Bateman Bros.,
$48,400; J. W. Wissinger, $55,962; Alexander
L. Campbell, $63,727.
Plumbing and gaslitting— C. F. McCharthy,
$11,500; H. Wjlliamson $12,244; E. James
Duffy, $11,123; William F.Wilson, $11,691;
Edward Hogan, $12,660; Samuel Ickelheimer
& Bros., $11,844; Dalziel <fc Moller, $12,370;
W. S. Snook & Son, $11,900; Shepar & Bros.,
$14,568; J. Doherty, $13,900.
Roofing, skylights and galvanized iron
work— C. F. McCarthy, $62,000: McKay &
Gross, $69,900; Forderer Cornice Works, $57,
--835; Conlin & Roberts, $51,900; Dalzit;! &
Moller, $119,000; William Cronan, $43,599;
Bateman Bros., $52,700.
Painting— C. F. McCarthy. $16,900: George
F. Smith B Sons, $12,9O0; P. N. Russ, $19,500;
W.May, $16,900; J. P. Fraser, $16,800; L. J.
Dwyer, $18,885 ; George C. Gottung, $34,300.
There was no discussion of the bids yes
terday. The various bidders brought their
samples of materials, jotted down the
bids of their rivals and went away. The
board spent no time in considering the dif
ferent propositions submitted to them, but
took a recess, and they will not examine
the different offers till "they meet to-day.
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II DIDSU.ULY ATTRACTIVE lUCTIOI
SALE OF OIL PAHTHfiS,
The Most Noted Gems and Select Col-
lection of the Latest Artistic Labor
of the Well-known Artist, Norton
All lovers of Art are cordially invited to Inspect
the collection on exhibition at our Art Salesroom,
19 MONTGOMERY STREET,
On TUESDAY, December 10, and
WEDNESDAY, December 11, 1895,
To be sold at a Peremptory Auction Saie .
without limit or reserve on ' ,
Thursday . ... December 12. 1895,
i Commencing at 11 o'clock a. m., .", .
To close estate of NORTON BUSH, deceased.
■ These Pictures are chosen studies from all parts
Of the world. Ca'.iforniansare proud that the brush
of Norton Bush has perpetuated and made famous
her unsurpassed scenic and floral beautie3. . soul
and feellne follow every stroke he has placed on
canvas. The offering is limited in number and can
never be duplicated. - The oniy opportunity that
those who appreciate his work will have of . adding
to their collection. Cauiln<_'iies can be procured at
our offices. BUVKK, TOY <fc CO.,
Auctioneers, 19 Montgomery Street.
WILLIAM BUTIERFIELD will conduct the
He's a strong man," you hear people "muscles like
anchor ropes." The strongest men in muscular power are usually
the weakest in vital strength. . The demand upon vitality to keep
up large muscles, expansive chest ■ and abdomen usually eats up
the energy which should go to the more delicate organs. It is a
proven fact that fleshy men are weak in vital i force more
than small; men. ~
The cause is the extra demand upon the powers to feed these
large tissues. Such men need
"MAKES PEOPLE STRONG."
It builds new vigor in the weakened system, adds to the
vital energy and makes men equal in strength in every function.
Read the book, "Three Classes of Men," free. ;
SANDEN ELECTRIC CO.,
632 MARKET ST., OPPOSITE PALACE HOTEL, SAN FRANCISCO.
Office Hours S to 6 ; Evenings, 7 to 8:30 ; Sundays, 10 to 1.
Portland, Oregon, Office, 255 Wasliincton Street.
BMHI AUCTM COMPANY.
Office— l2o Sutter street. Room 25.
Wednesday .........^December 11, 1895*
. At 2 o'clock p. m.. and continuing, at .'
22 GEARY STREET, KEAR KEAMY,
....WE WILL REOPEN....
THE ASSIGNEE SALE,
Formerly held at the Mills Building, consist-
ing of the
VERY CHOICEST OF
OF ALL KINDS.
— Also, a Limited Number 0f. ...
Royal Danish Terra Cotta Ware,
The only Ware of the kind for sale on the Coast
We wish it thoroughly understood that this sail
is what we state, without limit or reserve, and als«
that it is well worth the attention of people ii*
terested in Fine Art.
H. J. LEUTHOLTZ, Auctioneer.
B. M. BIRDSALL, Proprietor. '
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JtnL <LJ vjarS3
An unrivaled collection of TURK-
ISH and PERSIAN varieties is
GOLDEN GATE HALL,
625 Sutter Street.
It forms a Wonderful Display.
'■_ P %^drS9
JETm- t-J %^drS9
The stock of HADJI EPHRAI
. BENGUAIT. It contains many
Rare Antique specimens, all very
valuable and of Great Beauty,
JtTi- U V-drofr
The delight of connoisseurs and
collectors, were awarded 5 Medals "
at the World's Fair. Every piece
is guaranteed as represented.
These gems of Oriental Art will be
- \,v- sold in
GOLDEN GATE HALL,
625 Sutter Street,
ON TUESDAY, DEC. 10, 1895,
At 7:30 o'clock Evening.
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY,
December 11 and 12,
At 2:30 o'clock Afternoon,
; 7:30 o'clock Evening.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13,
At 2 : 30 o'clock Afternoon. I
SATURDAY, DECEMBKR 14,
At 7:30 o'clock Evening. , !
EASTON, ELDRIDGE * CO., ;
Catalogues at G. G. HALL'S.
: N.8.-An opportunity of a lifetime to
secure Genuine Works of Art.
REFEREE'S SALE !
Saturday December 28, 1895
At 12 o'clock noon, at Salesroom of
Q. H. UMBSEN & CO., Auctioneers
.14 Montgomery Street.
Northeast Corner Bush and
Lot 137:6x137:6, and brick and iron Improve.
ments. Subject to a lease witn Murphy. Grant
<SCo., expiring December 31, 1896, for $2200 per
month, total monthly rental of property being
GUST H. UMBSEN, Referee.
Farther particulars please apply to
G. H. TJMBSEN & CO.,
Auctioneers, 14 Montgomery street.
A LADIES' GRILLHOOffI
Has been established in the Palace Hotel
ON ACCOUNT OF REPEATED DEMANDS
made on the management. It takes the place
of the city restaurant, with direct entrar.ee from
- Market «t. Ladles shopping will find thU a moil
dealrabie place to lunch. Prompt service and mod-
erate churges, such as have given the entlemon'i
- Grillroom an international reputation, will pnval I
ta thli new departmenu •