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FORMING A NEW COMPACT
fasurance Companies May De
termine to Return to Old
A DELINQUENT BLACKLIST.
Considerable Progress Made at One
Meeting— But Two Features
The new Pacific Insurance Union held a
meeting yesterday in the offices of ' the
defunct compact, at California and Battery
streets; and made considerable progress in
adopting a constitution and by-laws. In
fact sections of the whole constitution and
general rules of any material consequence
were adopted. The general managers were f
quite largely represented, and a remarka
ble-feature of the meeting was the absence
of agitation or opposition from any special
quarter; Harmony prevailed throughout
the proceedings, and it pointed toward the
formation of an iron-bound compact which
jyill place the badly demoralized insurance
rates. upon their former stiff standard.
The new compact decided to call itself
the Board of Fire Underwriters of the
Pacific, in which rnembershsp shall consist
exclusively of the principal representatives
of insurance companies transacting busi
ness upon Pacific Coast:
The management will be in the hands
of a president, secretary, treasurer and
executive committee of nine members.
The plan of operation is similar to that of
the old compact.
To prevent rebating section 2 of the con
stitution provides that "no rebate, dis
count, commission abatement, pecuniary
or other valuable inducement shall be paid
or offered directly or indirectly to any
insured person, linn or corporation, or to
his or their agent."
A prominent underwriter stated after the
meeting that sections 3 and 4 of article V
of the constitution would be acted on to
day. These sections were regarded as the
particular points to be settled, so they
were made the special order of business
for an adjournedineeting to-day. "If we
can agree on these points." he said, "the
compact is an accomplished fact. There
will be a very large representation at to
morrow's meeting, and more than likely
all the managers in the compact will be
"Section 3 deals with the compensation of
business. It provides as follows:
No compensation for business shall be al
lowed other thai! by commission, and then
only to agents, members and duly certified so
licitors and brokers, and not exceeding in the
aggregate 15 per cent on the net premiums
collected, and no other charge, payment or al
lowance of any description will be admitted
unless the Mime is supported by a voucher
bearing the stamp of the secretary of the execu
tive committee, save and except as follows:
Exception A, San Francisco — San Francisco
agents may be paid 7} 2 per cent additional
commission on ell San Francisco premiums
upon which brokerage or commission shall
actually have been paid to others, and may be ]
provided with deskroom in their principal '
offices. Dut not elsewhere.
. Exception B— That in the cities of Portland,
Salt Lake. Sacramento, Stockton, San Jose, Los
Angeles, Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley, and
thai portion of Alameda County comprising
the townships of Oakland, Brooklyn and Ala
meda, agents shall be' compensated by commis
sion only, and not exceeding in the aggregate
20 per cent on business located within the
limits of said cities and townships (with the
exception of farm business and growing grain, ;
on vnicb 20 per cent commission may be al
lowed), on the net premiums collected, and no
other charge, payment or allowance of any de- ,
scription will be admitted unless the same is !
supported* by a voucher bearing the stamp of i
the secretary of the executive committee.
Exception" C— That upon farm business, as
defined in the general rules, and on growing
grain. 20 per cent of the net premiums may be
Exception D— The rate of commission that
may be allowed on business interchanged by
and" between members and agents is expressly
limited to 15 cent, whether on premium's
for direct business or reinsurance.
Section 4 deals with the collection of
premium!?, whether in cash or for credit.
The abuse of the credit system has been
so great, and the companies were so im
posed upon in the last rate war, that some
members are ready to coniine business to
cash transactions. Still the majority of
the underwriters think that the insistence
of cash is too drastic a measure, and if the
cash clause pass at all it will be only in a
modified form and as a compromise meas
ure to be tested perhaps in some central
place before becoming general, if at all.
In the ceneral rules it is set forth for con
sideration that premiums shall be due and
payable in the principal offices of members
not later than the fifteenth day of the sec
ond month after the issue of the policies,
on which day, if not paid, policies must
be canceled. On the same day it is
proposed that all members make lists of
delinquents to be filed with the executive
committee as a black list, and that no
member shall thereafter grant insurance
on the same or other property of such
delinquent, until notified by the executive
committee that the disqualification has
\' Settlement may be made for premiums
of insurance covering farm property and
public property by notes bearing interest
at not less than 7 percent, or by warrants,
provided that no such note shall mature
, later than the expiration of the insurance.
To this clause the following amendment
was offered at yesterday's meeting and
will be acted upon to-day :
Premium collections: Excepting in the
case of farm business, where settlement may
be made by note bearing interest at 7 per cent,
in the cities of San Francisco, Oakland, Los
Angeles, San Jose, Stockton' and Sacramento,
policies or covering notes shall not be de
livered to the assured or his egent, unless in
return for the premium paid in spot cash.
Thirty-seven companies are taking part
in the compact deliberations, the only
offices remaining neutral being the Conti
nental, North western, Franklin. Williams
burg City and Brown-Craig companies.
The Continental's policy is to keep out of
unions unless it have its own way. The
other concerns are small in comparison,
so that it may be said that all the live
companies are united for a compact, even
at the expense of views held in former dis
cussions relating to compensation of
agents. It was stated yesterday by a
general agent that the rates will go back
practically where they were under the old
compact, the only exceptions being San
Francisco and the larger coast cities
equipped with water systems and fire de
partments, where a small reduction will
be made as the new standard rate.
Words of Wisdom.
Before you marry, be sure of a house
wherein to tarry. When industry goes
out at tbe door, poverty comes in at the
window. A good paymaster never wants
workmen. A good wife ana health are a
man's best treasures. A bridle for the
tongue is a necessary piece of furniture.
What children hear at home soon flies
abroad. It ia no use hiding from a friend
wrtfet is known to an enemy. Silks and
satins put out the kitchen fire. When
there is room in the heart there is room in
the house. Seek not to please the world,
but your own conscience.
The Country Itching for War.
"Ten, fifteen or twenty years ago it was
members of the Democratic party who
were constantly bringing forward some
helligrrent suggestion— were twisting the
British lion's tail and indulging in other
buncombe proceedings— while, as the party
responsible for the government of the
country and the enforcement, of its foreign
policy the Republican organizations and
the Republican'leaders could be counted
upon to view all issues of this kind in a
dignified and conservative manner.
"It is hard to say jnst when the change
took place, but about the first term of Mr.
Cleveland a large number of Swashbuck
lers and fire-eaters, men apparently just
itching for war, and praying, as it were, for
a provocation, have started up in the Re
publican party, and in their efforts to at
tract attention have out-Heroded their
"The Democratic party is now at low ebb,
and yet there is not the shadow of a doubt
that it would be possible for it to sweep
the country next November if the present
Administration simply arranged that by
next May or June we should be so in
vclved in foreign complications that a
declaration of war was a National neces
sity. There would probably be only one
Presidential election in a foreien war,
for long before another four years were
over the people of the country would have
become heartily disgusted with themselves
for baying been let into such an insane act
of folly. But for the time being, with the
war fever at its height, with the prospect
of speedy victories and a great final tri
umph, the people would support in an
irresistible manner the administration and
the party that made itself the exponent of
this assertion of so-called American rights.
"It may be said that war is an altogether
impossible proceeding, and so, indeed it
should be; but if these jingoists do not
mean war, but siruply loud mouthings and
blusterings, they are tne most despicable
crowd of individuals that a nation could
possess, for the man who lays his hand on
the hilt, but does rot dare to draw his
sword, is everywhere recognized as the
worst specie* of a coward." — Boston
WRECKED BY INTEREST.
The Latest Developments in the
Failure of Louis Braver
His Assets Said to More Than Cover
His Liabilites, but He Was
There are some peculiar features in con
nection with the failure of Louis Braver
man that make it of interest aside from
the large financial interests involved.
According to tbe relation of Reuben H.
Lloyd, the attorney for Mr. Braverman, it
is a case of interest, long and persistent,
eating into tbe vitals of a once financially
healthy individual, whose wealth was at
one time estimated at half a million
"For the past ten years," said Mr. Lloyd,
"Mr. Braverman has paid out no less than
$100,000 for interest, and the saddest part
of the affair was that there was no actual
need of his doing so. There were other
causes which aided to bring about the
financial downfall of this once prosperous
merchant: but it was the matter of inter
est that eventually wrecked him."
Up to fifteen years ago the iirm of Brav
erman it Levy was one of the most favor
ably known jewelry and diamond houses
in "the City. At that time, for personal
reasons, a dissolution of partnership took
place, but the withdrawal of Levy was not
effected, it is stated, till it had involved a
loss of $100,000 on Mr. Braverman. For
live years he carried on the business alone
and with great success. Then his physi
cian told him it was imperative that he
retire, owing to the poor condition of his
He endeavored to sell out, but was un
l able to do so without sustaining too great
a lobs. He turned over the balance of his
stock to his son, Sigmund L. Braverman,
who took into partnership Rudolph
Bostleman, a young man who represented
himself as having an unlimited credit with
t lie New York diamond dealers. The new
j tirm of Braverman & Bostleman made a
specialty of diamonds, but matters did not
run as smoothly cs was expected, and
about three years ago the firm was forced
Braverman senior took hold of matters,
effected a settlement, indorsed about
$;50,000 worth of notes for the insolvent
! rirm and the remaining stock was trans
! ferred to him as security. Since then the
i business has been virtually the property
I of the father of the senior member of the
I unfortunate linn; and his efforts have been
! directed toward realizing on the stock,
which is to-day valued at about $40,000,
but was unable to do so, owing to the slow
I market for diamonds.
At the time Louis Braverman retired
from active business he invested his money
in reai estate in and about Fresno, which at
the time was enjoying a boom, and in City
property. Among his present holdings are
a 160-acre vineyard at Fresno in full bear
ing, valued at about $48,000 ; his home place
on Eddy street, near Goush, worth $35.
--000; S7 front feet on Polk street, near Sac
ramento, valued at $40,000; improved prop
erty on Davis street, near Sacramento,
valued at $45,000. His other belongings,
it is estimated, will bring his assets up to
about $240,000 as against his liabilities of
Wtiat has acted as an "old man of the
sea" to him and kept him from emerging
from his ocean of debts is a loan of $75,000
he obtained some years &co from J. Cohn,
better known as "Oregon" Colin, to help
him out during the period of his largest
real estate deals, and it is to his efforts to
meet the heavy interest in connection with
this loan and his unwillingness to dispose
of any of his real holdings that his pres
ent unfortunate situation is attributed.
At one time he had an offer of $65,000 for
his home property, but on asking the ad
vice of "Oregon" Cohn he was dissuaded
from turning it into cash and taking up
part of his note to Cohn, who, it is charged,
was governed in his counsel to Braverman
by purely selfish interests. This property
is now estimated to be worth not more
than $35,000. In the same way he was in
fluenced, it is asserted, not to dis
pose of his Davis-street property when
he was offered $50,000 cash for it by John
T.Doyle. It has since depreciated and is
to-day considered worth not more than
"Oregon" Colin has a mortgage for the
full amount of bis $75,000 loan on the City
real estate of Bravermar., but the instru
ment has never been recorded, and it is
this fact that is said to be back of the
movement of some of Braverman's un
secured creditors to have him declared in
It is the avowed purpose to have this
mortgage invalidated and place Conn on a
level with the other creditors. All efforts,
it is understood, will be concentrated 10
accomplish this object. Should it be
effected, it is believed a settlement will be
What brought the matter to a climax
was the presentation of a note for $3000 by
the London, Paris and American Bank on
behalf of one of the Eastern creditors of
the firm of Braverman & Bostleruan, and
the inability of Braverman Sr., who had
indorsed the paper, to meet it.
In his desperate efforts to keep his head
above water a while longer he visited
every prominent raisin-oroker in the City
during Friday and Saturday, in the en
deavor to sell his crop of raisins from his
Fresno vineyard. The product had cost
him 3 cents a pound to put in shape lor
the market, but he was unable to get \%
cents for it. He would not sell for less,
and thus ihe crisis came. Summing up
the whole situation, Mr. Lloyd said:
"The amount of real estate held by Mr.
Braverman shows that this old man, like
thousands of others, was living in the
hope that he could sell this property at
something like what it was actually worth,
which would leave him a good compe
tency. But in the meanwhile the interest
he was compelled to nay ate him up."
The hearing on the petition to have Mr.
Braverman declared an insolvent will
take place December 30.
London bridge consists of twenty leeks
or archi-s, whereof nineteen are open and
one tilled up or obscured. It is 900 feet
long, sixty high and seventy-four broad,
and almost twenty feet aperture in each
arch. It is supported by eighteen piers or
solids, from thirty-four to twenty-rive feet
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1895.
ON HIS SECOND TRIAL
Dr. Eugene West in Court for
the Murder of Addie
RAPID PROGRESS BEING MADE
Four Important Witnesses Examined
for the People— May Finish
Dr. West was on trial yesterday. Dur
ing the morning the last two jurors were
secured, and the case against him was
opened for the second time.
A. P. Black, the Assistant District Attor
ney, made the prosecution's preliminary
statement to the jury. He told how Addie
Gilmore came down from her home in
Colusa to learn the milliner's trade in this
City, how she disappeared early in Sep
tember, 1893, and how soon after her head,
severed roughly from the body and en
closed in a wire screen, was found rising
and falling on the waves on the beach near
Lime Point. How soon after parts of her
body, cut to pieces and packed in an oil
can, were found on the beach along the
DR. WEST A>"D WITNESS PLYMIRE.
[Sketched in the courtroom yesterday by a "Call" artist.]
Oakland shores in Alameda County, and
how her death had been traced to Dr.
Eugene West, the defendant. He said he
would show that the girl died at Dr. West's
house, from the effects of a criminal
operation performed by him, and how, to
avoid detection and punishment, he had
cut the body to pieces and consigned it,
bit by bit, to the waters ot the bay.
For the purpose of expediting the trial,
J. N. E. Wilson, counsel for West, agreed
to admit that the head and pieces of flesh
washed up by the bay on its various shores
wire parts of the body of AJdie Gilmore.
This has saved all the evidence given at
the first tria.l by the Coroner, his deputies
and all the people who were examined
at the first trial, in order to prove beyond
a doubt that Addie Gilmore was really
dead, and that she had been so brutally
butchered. John Gilmore, the girl's
father, was called as the first witness as
soon as these preliminaries had been
Gilmore told how he had become anx- |
ious in consequence of the long silence of j
his daughter, and had come down to this !
City to see why she had not written. He 1
went to Toplitz & Co., the milliner's
establishment where she had been work- j
ing, and there he met the forewoman, Mrs. |
Harriet Austin. She and he went to Dr. |
West's, and after many evasions, and not
until they had called more than once, did j
he tell them that the girl had died in his
house, that he had burned her clothes and
that her body had been sent to a medical
Miss Emma Gilmore testified to sub
stantially the same facts, and then D. V.
Plymire was called. Plymire had known i
Miss Addie Gilmore in It d Bluff, where ;
he was a stone-cutter. He met her again;
here in San r rancisco, v here he subse- ;
quently came to study medicine, and while
she was working as a milliner. He said
she came to him and told him she was |
about to undergo an operation and he
swore he had tried to persuade her not to
do so. He was questioned closely as to the ]
conversations he had had witli her and j
how often he had seen her, but his memory |
appeared extremely bad. and not much
evidence was obtained from him other
than the fact of the girls's expressed inten
Plymire was followed on the stand by ;
Mrs. Harriet Austin, under whom Addie!
Gilmore worked. She told how she had !
gone to see Dr. West to inquire about the I
missing giri and how he had put her upon '
the wrong track. She told, too, how he !
had admitted that the girl died in his
Mr. Black expects to finish his case to
day. There will be but two witnesses who
were not examined at the former trial— Dr.
Harvey, under whom Plymire was study
in;:, and Mrs. Dr. Dale, to whom the dead
eirl said she was going. The result of the
first trial was set aside because Judge Wal
lace had refused to allow Dr. Rodney John
son to testify because his testimony would
necessarily relate to privileged communi
cations. The case will goon to-day.
THE STOLEN STOCKING.
A Christmas Story of the Days of King
One Christmas eve, long ago, a stocking
was stolen in merry England.
It was in the time of Arthur and his
Round Table, when stockings were pre
cious and offenders against them were
The King and Queen Guinevere were
holding court at Caerlon, whcnGwendella,
a forest girl, sought their presence.
"I was this day to have wed a noble
knight," she sobbed, "but some one has
stolen my stocking."
"Then you shall have another," quoth
the King, mirthfully.
"There is no stockine that can fill the
place of the one stolen."
"Be not too positive of that," spake
Queen Guinevere, kindly. "In what did
your stocking differ from all oihers in
"Why, it was spun of pure silk and em
broidered with threads of gold."
"Ha, na, ha!" laughed the merry King.
" "Xis but too true, as our purse can tea
tify. that many stockings are so wrought
Queen Guinevere's cheeks flushed at this
"And it had bands like unto the rainbow
"So have most of the stockings worn by
our vain dames in these times," pursued
King Arthur, glancing innocently at the
"It "was brief in quantity; no longer than
a knight's gauntlet."
"How came you by this wondroua stock
ing?" asked the King.
"A knight passing through our forest
gave it me, saying, 'Wear this at Yuletide
and I will come and wed thee.' I was ever
happy from that time. But yesternight I
hung" it by the mantel-tree and it was
14 'Tis very sad. Who was your knight?"
asked the Queen."
"His name I know not, good lady, an
swered Gwendella, "but his face I cannot
forget, so bold and true it was."
"Then," quoth Arthur, "if he be a
knight of our court, this maid shall behold
his face," and thereupon he summoned all
the knights to assemble. And the Queeu
took Gwendella by the hand and led her
timidly by them.
But even the girl shook her head. And
when the last knight was passed a shade of
displeasure shone in Arthur's face, and he
"It would seem that some stranger has
deceived this simple maid."
Then the King told them all the tale and
bade them hunt tbe culprit down, and
promised that he would bestow upon the
knight who did the service a crimson scarf
clasped with two golden apples.
"And," said the Queen, "artfully cast
your eyes to the stockings of all the dam
sels you meet, that she, upon wnom this
gift has been bestowed, may be found out
ond punished." And so, the knights went
forth and rode away.
But presently the great knight, Sir
Lancelot, strode into the hall. And
when he beheld Gwendella he smiled, and
the girl's face took on a hue of scarlet, for
she remembered in him the knight she
And he turned to Arthur and Queen
Guinevere and said :
"This mail I love full well, and as 1 was
coming hither from the tild I cave her a
stocking as a pledge that, should she not
hang it by the mantel-tree on Christmas
eve, I would wed her on this day."
"But the stocking is stolen," said the
Queen, in a husky voice.
"Stolen but yesternight, though,"
pleaded Gwendella, upon her knees.
"A broken pledge, a blighted heart,"
murmured Sir Lancelot, and he hung his
head and stood away from the girl. And
so he lingered until' the Queen dismissed
Gwendella. Then Art :ur and the Queen
condoled with him in his feigned grief.
But Guinevere knew that Sir Lancelot
had stolen the stocking; for had she not
given it to him for fortunes in the jousts,
and had he not sworn to give it unto her
again at the Yuletide? Nor did he break
But Arthur never knew the truth, and
unto the end of his reign the knights of
England sought for the stolen stocking, up
and down. And merry gentlemen, unto
this day, who hold in memory King Ar
thur's name, oft turn their heads about
wnen ladie3 cross the streets, for they
would serve full well the behest of so good
and true a prince. And honest ladies,
knowing of the theft, with timorous guile
oft toss their petticoats away to prove that
they wear not the stolen stocking.— George
A. Beckenbaugh, in N. Y. Truth.
Children Out of School.
The city of Syracuse has opened a truant
school as a necessary adjunct to the law
for the compulsory education of children
who are of school age. Such children as
do not attend school with proper regularity
will be committed to the school for ten
days, and during their confinement will
be compelled to study and exercise. The
name is not happily chosen, as a truant
is one who stays from school
without the knowledge or consent of
parents or guardians. The chief use of this
institution will he to confine children
whose parents wish to havetnem other
wise employed than in attending school.
In some cases, as where a widow is left
with a young family, whose older boys
can earn something, compulsory educa
tion works great hardship, and really can
not be enforced without what the English
call a reform-school, but might better be
called a prison-school. Perhaps after a
few years of trial Syracuse can tell us
whether the city has benefited by accus
toming a large* number of her young
people to the inside of this house of de
tention. Also whether it would not have
been better to try a little drawing before so
In Pennsylvania a similar law goes into
operation next year. It will be enforced
spasmodically, ns where f local board of
school directors wish to keep attendance
up to the minimum required for the con
tinuance of a school, in most parts of
Philadelphia, and probably of other cities
of the State, it could not tie enforced,
because the existing schools are full and
the community cannot afford to build
enough new ones.— Philadelphia Amer
Children must be interested. The per
sons and places where they find the keenest
interest are those to which they will attach
themselves. If the parent and teacher will
fail to preoccupy the field, the dangerous
outside influences are Bure to do it. To
make noble, pure-minded Christian men
and women we must preoccupy the baby
from its cradle to its teens.— Golden Re
STREETS REMAIN CLOSED
The Southern Pacific Freight
Yards Are Not to Be
SUPREME JUDGES SO DECIDE.
Supervisors Have the Power to Close
Highways at Will— Synons' Suit
The Supreme Court has sustained the
decision of the lower court by which the
action of the Board of Supervisors in clos
ing certain streets lying between Channel
and Fourth streets on the north and Mari
posa street on the south was ratified.
The proceeding to set aside the action of
the board was brought by John Synons
and James Eva, who were property-owners
in the district through which tie closed
streets formerly ran. In their complaint
they alleged that they were the owners of
seven tracts of land in that vicinity, and
that they had the right to use in common
all the public streets, and that by passing
the order compla-ned of there was closed
up one of the principal streets and means
of convenient approach from the Potrero
to the central part of the City.
The Supreme Court says:
If it be assumed that the streets are closed,
we are of the opinion that the averments of
the petition do not show that the plaintiffs
have such an interest in the matter complained
of as to entitle them to be heard in a proceed
ing of this nature. None of the streets which
are included in ihe order are adjacent to any
of the lands of the petitioners. Six of the parcels
land|oi whicn they have set out in their petition
as the bfisis ot their right to be heard abut
upon Pennsylvania street, and the other upon
lowa street. The order does not purport to
affect Pennsylvania street, and that portion of
lowa street included in the order is more than
two blocks distant from the land of plaintiff
fronting on that street.
The plaintills do not show that they have
sustained uny injury special to themselves or
which is different, except in degree, from that
sustained by other owners in the vicinity of
the streets included in the order.
It does not appear that by the closing of
these streets they are deprived of access to
their lands, and the averment in this respect,
that "one of the main streets and reason of
convenient approach from the central part of
the Ciiy to the Poirero" is closed by means of
the order implies that there are other means of
convenient approach to their lands. And,
although they also aver that the efect of the
order is to close "various other streets
and avenues heretofore opened and dedicated
to public use," they do not claim that any of
these streets are even serviceable to them in
approaching their lands.
Owners of land who are only remotely
affected by the proceeding and who sustain no
special injury different from that sustained by
others in that vicinity are not authorized to
call upon the officers of the City to justify their
acts or to invoke the judgment of the court
upon the legality of the steps taken by the
municipality in passing the order.
Whether "the order will have the effect to
diminish the value of plaintiffs' land or to
cause them damage is not a ground for annul
ling the act of the Board of Supervisors, and
cannot be considered in this proceeding. If
the Board of Supervisors. has the authority to
pass the order and the plaintitis have sustained
p.ny legal damage by reason thereof, they must
seek relief in a direct proceeding therefor.
Neither is it competent for the plaintiffs in
this proceeding to review the decision of the
Board of Supervisors that the public interest
and convenience require that the streets be
closed. The Legislature has, by the statute re
ferred to, conferred upon that body the power
to open and close streets, "whenever the pub
lic interest or convenience may require," and
the determination of this question by ihatbody
is not open lor review Dy the court.
The judgment U affirmed.
The opinion is written by Justice Harri
son and Justices Garoutte and "Van Fleet
Considerable agitation was raised over
the action of the board and a strong anti
railroad feeling was developed in the mat
ter, for the closing of the streets was for
the purpose of giving the Southern Pacific
Company a lot of land along Channel
street where the freight yards could be
established without the interruption of
cross streets. Strenuous efforts were made
first to prevent the passage of the resolu
tion and afterward to have it rescinded.
The Superior Court's decision was the first
victory for the railroad and now the ruling
of the Supreme Court leaves the Southern
Pacific in undisputed possession.
SPORTSMEN IN COUNCIL
Buck-Shooters Who Will Fight
Alleged Game Protec
An Association That is Antagonistic
to the Salt-Marsh Pre
A large number of sportsmen assembled
last evening in the K. of R. B. Hali,
Mason and O'Farrell streets, at a special
call of the Sportsmen's Protective Asso
ciation. President W. J. Ahem addressed
the meeting at length and said that the
object of soliciting the co-operation of the
sportsmen at large was to check the rapid
growth of a foreign system of alleged
sportsmanship that was inimical to the
sporting interests of this county.
"You must not forget that in unity
there is strength," said Mr. Ahem, "and,
therefore, if tills association will continue
to be successful in the future as it has
been in the past we must have your finan
"We, as a body of gentlemen sportsmen,
have been called 'pot-hunters' by the
money aristocratic clubs that are of the
opinion that the birds of the air and the
fishes of the waters belong only to trie rich
men of the country.
"This lang-iage may answer well enough
in the older countries, but according to
the constitution of America the poor man
has some rights, and one of those is the
right to shoot and fish, provided he does
not trangress the laws of the country.
"As regards the shooting of wild fowl
on marsh lands that are overflowed by
tide waters, the law gives every sports
man the privilege of shooting thereon,
and until this law has been proven uncon
stitutional by the highest court of this State
I cannot understand wiiy or how any
sportsman can be punished for trespassing
upon such lands. One of our members
was arrested on two occasions by what is
called the San Pablo Duck-shooting Club,
lor having trespassed upon lands which
the law states are open to sportsmen to
•'He was acquitted of course, but I think
he has excellent grounds upon which to
enter suit for damages either against the
county or the club that caused his arrest.
"We are law-abiding citizens, and it is
not because we cannot afford the pleasure
of shooting wild ducks or quails on week
days that we must be branded by our rich
and influential brothers in field sports as
poachers and law-breakers."
After the president of the club had fin
ished speakine Robert Boyer, president of
the Mallard Club that recently defeated
the Teal-Cordelia Olub in the Superior
Court of Solano County in a suit brought
by the last-named club restraining cer
tain members of the Mallard Club from
trespassing on certain parts of the Suisun
marsh, said that the Mallards proposed
from the start to fight every inch of
ground, and so far they had been success
ful beyond all qu«stion.
"I i appened to meet one of the attor
neys employed by the Teal Club a day or
two ago," said Mr. Boyer, "and I aaked
him how Judge Buckles' decision pleased
him. Of course he answered in the nega
tive and said that the Teal Club proposed
to carry the matter into the higher courts.
I promised him that the Mallards would
continue the fight, even if the case went as
far as Washington, but the legal luminary
was thunderstruck when I informed him
that in case the Teal Ciub was successful
in the higher court the Supervisors of So
lano County were vested with authority to
stop all duck-shooting in their county
from one year's end to another. That set
tled the argument."
The question of the blockading of
sloughs was discussed and the following
committee on legislation, whose business
will be to investigate the legality of the
law as regards tne barricaaing of navi
gable slouehs, was appointed: G. W. Den
nis of Alameda, Robert Boyer of Oakland,
F. Staples, T. Casey and H. Bathu of San
Francisco. On motion of Mr. Dennis, W.
J. Ahem was appointed ex-offlcio member
of the committee.
Mr. Dennis spoke very stronely and to
the point on the success of such a club as
the Sportsman's Protective Association,
provided the members would live up to its
rules and laws. The next meeting of the
club will be held in the same hall Tuesday
evening, January 7.
A FINANCIAL STATEMENT
A Clean Report of How the Con
vention Funds Were
The Executive Committee Is Still a
Little Short of the Amount
The executive committee appointed for
the purpose of making arrangements to
bring the Republican National Convention
to this City met recently and prepared its
Although the delegates to Washington
I were particularly economical there still re
• mains a bill of $388 which must be paid
I before the committee can be discharged.
The following itemized statement presents
the disbursements and receipts clearly:
\ STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND DISBCBSEMENTS
OK THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
I Voluntary subscriptions and collections
sent to the committee 1,250
Paid to Louis Bloss Jr. direct 75
General K. A. Friedrich, round-trip ticket
to Washington, also personal expenses
I and hotel bill 600 00
General X. P. Chip man, round-trip ticket
to Washington, also personal expenses
and hotel bill 400 00
Sanborn, Vail & Co '26 50
Leo Alexander Bro '. 11 28
Pacific Postal Telegraph Company ... 10 28
J. M. Litch field, postage finance commit-
I tee..... 710
! Typewriter supplies 4 74
! Telegrams from Washington committee. 31 10
! Charles G. Taylor, executive secretary. . . 100 00
: Miss Maud Powell, stenographer ... 40 00
H. W. Tavener, clerical work in making
*1, 160 83
- Balance $164 17 remaining in the bands of Louis
Sloss Jr., treasurer.
Against this balance a draft has been
drawn by the Washington committee
amounting to $552 IT, which closes the ex
pense account and leaves the committee
I $388 short.
Herewith is a list of percentages col
j lected to defray expenses of delegates, etc. :
Al Hayman & Co., 5 per cent of $1000, $50;
I Nathan, Dohrmann & Co., 5 per cent of $250,
$17 50; Examiner. 3% per cent of $7500,
: 9*250; Charles M. Shortndge, 2 1 4 per cent of
; $10,000, $250; United Carriage Company, 5
■ cent of $200, $10 ; Pacific Transfer Com-
I pany, 6 per cent of $200, Coleman $50, $250,
$15; Blake, M off itt & Towne, 5 per cent of
$100, $5; Buckingham & Hecht, 5 per cent of
$100, $5; ' Lumley Bros.,' Porterville, full
j amount of subscription, $20; Davis Bros., 5 per
I cent of $100, $5: E. Martin & Co., 5 per cent
iof $200, $10; Occidental • Hotel, $25;
! Crown Distilleries Company, 5 percent on $250,
| $12 50; E. R. Lilienthal, 5 per cent on $250,
j $12 50; Lowenberg & Co., 5 Der cent on $100,
$5; Sherwood & Sherwood, 5 per cent on $100,
i $5; Castle Bros., 10 per cent on $200, $20:
William O. English, 5 per cent on $100. $5;
Sperry Flour Company, 5 per cent on $200.
$10; Stein, Simon & Co., 5 per cent on $100,
$5; Dodge, Sweeney & Co., 5 per cent on $250,
i $12 50; Pierce & Mitchell, 5 per cent on $250,
] $12 50; E. C. Voorhies, Sutter Creek, all of
I subscription. $25; Sing Fat & Co., 5 per
I cent on $100, $5; John O. Lucke, 5 per
cent on $500, $25; Siebe Bros. &
Plageman, 5 per cent on $250, $12 50;
S. H. Frank & Co., 5 per Cf nt $100, $5: E.
B. Pond, s percent on $100, $5; Tubbs Cord
age Company, 5 per cent on $250, $12 50;
Greenbaum, Weil A Michaels, 5 per cent on
$100, $5; Hale Bros., 5 percent on $100, $5;
Michalitschke Bros. & C 0. ,5 percent on $50,
$2 50; Ferguson & Curley, 5 per cent on $100,
$5 ; W. K. Vanderslice. 5 per cent on $100, $5;
C. F. Curry, 5 per cent on $500, $25 ; Goodfel
lows Grotto, 5 per cent on $300, $15;
Mark Strouse, 5 per cent on $50, $2 50;
Roth & Co., 5 per cent on $100, $5; Carroll
& Carroll, 5 per cent on $100, $5: Mil
ler & Lux, 5 per cent on $250, $12 50;
Newman & Levinson, $2 50; Columbia
Theater, $50; Captain Goodail,s2s; Johnson- 1
Locke Company, $5; 11. S. Crocker Company.
$10; Brown Bros. & Co., $25; M. A. Gunst &
Co., $25; H. Dutard,s2 50; Sachs 8r05.,512 50;
J. J. O'Brien, $10; Neustadter Bros, $12 50;
Payot, Upham & Co., $5; M. E. Frank, $5;
Ko'hlberg, Straus & Frohman, $2 50; Lick
House, $12 50; Le Count Bros., $5;
California Fireworks Company, $5 : Dal-
Jemand & Co., $5; Hilbert Bros., $5;
S. Solomon, $2 50; Goldberg, Bo wen & Co.,
$10; Carlson, Currier & Co , $5; Ed S. Spear &
Co., $2 50; Reiss Bros. & Co., $2 50; Wilson
Dining-rooms, $5; Shreive & Co., $12 59; The
i New Creamerie, $5 Haas Bros., $5 Getz Bros.
& Co., $2 50; Spencer, Stanley & Co., $5; Yates
& Co., $2 50; Coblentz, Pike & Co., $2 50;
Meinecke & Co., $5; Miller, Sloss & Scott, $5;
I George T. Mayr, $12 50; Russ Estate, $5.
} Total, $1250.
Donations madp to Louis Sloss Jr. direct:
San Francisco Breweries, Limited $S0 00
Louis Sloss & Co 25 00
f 1325 00
Bills paid by Hon. A. P. Williams 12 50
Telegrams paid for hy Wendell Easton... IB 00
Rent donated by Chronicle.
The following resolutions were adopted :
Resolved, That the thanks of this committee
are due and are hereby extended to General X.
P. Chipman, Hon. R. A. Friedrich, H. Z. Os
borne, Colonel Ucorge A. Knight, M. H. de
Young, F. A. Kader, Lipman Sachs and D. A.
Hale for the able and dignified manner in
which they represented the interests of San
Francisco beiore the Republican National
Committee in Washington, D. C.
Resolved, That the thanks of this commit
tee be tendered to the press of San Fran
cisco and of the State for the able and ener
getic manner in which they advocated the
claims of San Francisco as the place for hold
ing the National Republican Convention of
» ■ VIN MARIANI '» restores
Strength quicker, and . sustains
vitality more than any other
tonic.'* ¥ <• j f+
I THE IDEAL TONIC I
pronounced unequalled by all
who test it.
Descriptive Book with Testimony and
OP NOTED CELEBRITIES. ,
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I% 1 SHOE CO.
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WE HAVE :g.^'
NO BRANCH STORES
ON MARKET STtIEET*L
ALL .OUR BUSINESS AT ?5 I'-.
812 AND 814 MARKET STREET, $$: :
PKELAN BUILDING. 4^'
WE ARE OVERSTOCKED ON •■'■ •'
MEN'S y.jfJ. ..'
And will close them out at less
500 pairs of Men's Embroidered Opera Slippers ■
..:.:..': $1 per pair ■•
800 pairs of Men's Fine fcmbroiderwl Opera " '".■-:;: •
and Evenett Slippers $1 25 per pair- • . *
1000 pairs of Men's Extra Fine Embroidered '. ; ••..;..
Opera and Everett Slippers • • "'.-'
.-. $1 60 and $2 per pair ■ •-*•;
Call and see these Slippers and you can't help •• ■'■'..
but buy a pair. ' • . '. ■„'•'
SLIPPERS and SHOES
Are the best and most useful Presents you •.'•'••. . ,
can make for the. holidays. '_ " ,\ .\ • ■ ;
DURING THE' HOLIDAY SEASON O/
WE WILL MAKE A ; :'j' .;" •
GENERAL REDUCTION :
ON ALL OUR SHOES. .>1 •
We have several lines of the Latest Style Shoes" . -'■
that we will close out at cost to make room for our
I You are nil aware of the trouble of getting fitted •-.;,;; ■•
in stores that only carry one ortwo widths. In our . '." , ■
store you have no trouble, as we carry th* largest ; ■•'• •
stock of any house on the Pacific Coast and can .fit '•../. .-
any foot from AAA to EKE. ;,' : :■ - : - -
WE RON A LARGE FACTORY
And sell Shoes at just what other dealers pay for ■ •
them. All we want is the wholesale profit and" - '• "' ■ .
give the retail protlt to our customers. Ii is <i well--;",
I known fact that we are ;ne only suoehouse that'- .*'":**
! does a rushing business the year around. This- is." " •
clear proof (bat we sell better Shoes for less money '. ; "
than any other house.
BEAR IN MIND!
You have nothing to lose and all to gain by buying . '. .** •
I your Shoes at our store. If alioes arc not as repre- • ",
sented return them at our expense and we win .
refund the money. . «»?,•.> »• ' :••-•''.-••.""
Send for our Sew Illustrated Catalogue : "
and see our prices for the latest style-
Shoes. ' '*■•".'".
Mail orders ■will receive . prompt at-
812-814 MARKET STREET, :' :
9 and 11 O'Farrel! St.,
Long Distance Telephone 5527. -*•'-. ;' :: *
Fifty different styles of Baby Carriages;"
This cut represents our $5 50 Hood-top -
Carriage. Then we have them with Canopy; '.•*'.
and Parasol Tops at all prices. If you do
not see our line you will not see the best. ,; v
Do you want one of those beautiful Rat- '. '
tan Rockers or a Brass Bed? If so, wtf- '.-•.
have them; also Upholstered Reed Art.' ." '.
Furniture. It will cost you nothing to see .• . •
them. We will gladly show you whether r *
you purchase or not.
NELSON RATTAN C0., ;;
332-334 POST g3l». :
LI PO TAI JR., /— \ -"
Chinese Tea and Herb L— 3 '* •' ■
Sanitoriuin, &<§Mfr * • ". -. •
No. 727 Washing on St., •+> 3 *'."'"
San Francisco, Gal. V^- 9 •*' ""
Cor. Brenham Place, abova (kit -* Jx ••' "■*
the plaza. >1 " /T^.
Office Hoars: 9to 12,—^'^^' rJJ&\. ' ■"'"• •'." .
1 to 4 and 5 to 7. Sun- .^WjOf!^ •?..'
day, 9 A.M. to 13 M. . ••' : ;. V
Li Po Tal Jr., son of the famous X.l p 3 ' - : ..
Tal, has taken hi* father's business,
and is, after eleven years' study la '/'. *
China, fully prepared to locate aaJ \ ;
treat all diseases: • .'..•
THE LADIES 1 GRILL ROOM
A Delightful Place to Take
Luncheon While on a Hol-
iday Shopping Tour.