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W E h XESDAY DECEMBER 18,1895
Baldwin- Theater.— Rice's Big "1492."
California Theater— " Helena."
Columbia Theater— "A Day in June."
M. .sco's Opera- llousk— "For Revenue Only."
Tivoli Opeba-Houss.— "Fatinitza."
Orpiieum.— High-Class VnudeviUe.
>i;bover'« Alcazar.— "Streets of Xew York."
•Macdosough Theater (Oaklasd) — Herr-
mann, the Great.
H'cttiik tiu-TKS.— Daily at Halght street,
tre lockfast of the Park.
. Pacific Coast Jockey Club.— Races to-day.
. >. AUCTION SALES.
.! By'ln-riaka Auction Co.— This dar (Wednes-
qay), Japanese Art and Curios, at 22 Geary street,
M. X p. m.
■■■ By. Kaston, Eldridge & Co. — To-morrow
(Thursday), Rugs, at 232 Sutler street, at 7:30 p.m.
"By G. H. Umbsek A v Co.— Real Estate. Saturday.
■ December 28, at 12 o'clock noon at salesroom, 14
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.
Three more poolroom keepers were arrested
ij\tr.e "Belfry" yesterday.
The Academy of Sciences has nominated
David Starr Jordan for president of that body.
Harbor Commissioner Cole is in favor of
pressed brick ior the Union depot at the ferry.
The junior class of the Dental College has
been suspended lor insubordination and may
be. expel led.
The winners at Ingleside yesterday were:
Julia .O. gammer Time, Libertine, Ramiro,
Thornhill a'ul Sligo.
. The steamer Washtenaw will leave for PRn
rirna this morning, this being her last trip as a
Panama railroad learner.
Master brass-founders are contemplating the
establishment of a revised scale of prices for
manufactured brass goods.
The tight between 'he rival transfer com
panies has been brought to the attention of
the Harbor Commission
The Golden Gate Band of Hope is preparing
for a novel entertainment :or the benefit oi
the Vailejo Home for Orphans.
Mrs. Larsen of Benicia had her purse, con
taining $43, stolen from her pocket at the
ferry -landiug yesterday morning.
Forecast Official Hamilton predicts -'partly
cloudy but probably without rain" as likely to
be to-day's weather characteristics.
Foreman Buchanan of No. 9 engine and four
extramen have been suspended, having been
accused of stealing clothing at a tire.
Mrs. Eugenia Sciraller was yesterday held by
I ow to answer before the Superior Court
In $3000 bonds, on the charge of arson.
The case of Charles Basler, charged with
throwing vitriol at his wife two years ago, was
dismissed by Judge Campbell yesterday.
The Pacific Coast Jo< key Club has increased
it- board of directors from five to seven by the
election of W. £. Ilobart nnd Barney Schreiber.
The detectives are searching for two young
men who personated Milk Inspector Doekery
and dumped thirty gallons of milk into the
Mayor Sntro said yesterday that clergymen
ai:d school teachers were the most inveterate
bookthieves known to the library superin
The second trial of Dr. Eugene West for the
murder, by criminal practice, of Addle Gil
more, was" commenced before Judge Wallace
Jnir.es A. Keane. a young architect, will
adopt the stage be a profession. He will make
his rirs: professional appearance at the Colum
Thirty-eight yearlinirs and two-year-olds from
J. B. Ii . - ■ <-ho Del Paso were sold last
night for $13,495, the highest price being
ir'JliM, paid for a son of Salve.tor.
A Chinese named Ah Fook was indicted by
the Federal Grand Jury yesterday for having
150 cigars in hi> possession, upon which the
Government tnx had not been paid.
The Supreme Court lias decided that the
cn >>> streets running through the Southern Pa
cific freightyards along Channel street were
legally closed by the Board of Supervisors.
Government officials have refused to permit
plants to be brought from China and Japan lor
fear that the si ii in which, the plants were
potted might contain the germs of cholera.
The Supreme Court has affirmed the decision
of the lower court allowing Mrs. Elizabeth
.Tones of San Jose $15,000 damages from the
Santa Clara Valley Mill and Lumber Company.
The testimony in the mining suit of M. W.
Fox vs. the Hale & Korcrosa Silver Mining
< ompany was finished yesterday, and Judge
Hebbard set the hearing of argument for Janu
In the Howell case the evidence is all in, and
argument of counsel will commence to-day.
Assistant United Status I>isirict Attorney
Knight will begin his address to the jury this
Mrs. Dolan's baby was kept in the City
Prison for several hours yesterday, us Terence
MeCnbe. a groceryman at 4:">5 Clementina
street, thought its mother had deserted it and
left it on his iia !:•;-.
A new police station and branch receiving
1 o&pital are to be located at the corner of Oak
and Hroderick streets if Chief Crow ley aprees
with the- Supervisors as to the needed extension
of the police service.
William F. Gore, an architect of San Jose, ap
peared before Jndpe Cumpbell yesterday to
answer a charge of failure to provide for his
children. As be promised to pay $20 a month
he was allowed to go.
insurance companies met yesterday and
adopted p.ll but two sections or a now constitu
tion slid nil -s for a cojnpuct. These will be
acted on to-day. All rates, with a few excep
tion*, are io be revived.
A gray whale was washed ashore near the
cliff House yesterday morning. It willevent
;«]ly become an attraction in Mayor Sutro's
muse-tun, the executive having made arrange
-1 ■ ■ nta to secure the skin.
The quizzical pictorial skit which appeared
in the book review department of last Sunday's
f all was from the last Lark, published by
Doxey. The clever drawing was from the
;.. ncii of (iellett Burgess.
President Loon of the Veterans of the Mexi
enn War Association will leave for Monterey in
lays to arrange !<> r a grand celebration
on July 7 of the raisins of the American flag by
Commodore Sloat fifty years ago.
The Waikerley will case was partly argued in
ill" United States Circuit Court yesterday.
This is an action of the English heirs to com
pel a specific performance of the trust which
ihe State Supreme Court said was void.
The Park Commissioners convened yesterday
and awarded the contract for brickwork on
tne park museum extension to Thomas Butler.
The contract for the iron roof of the building
was awarded to the Pacific Rolling Mills.
John J. O'Brien, who was arrested lost Thurs
day on the charge of robbing John K. Ryan, had
n n additional eharee of grand larceny entered
agamst him last nifht for stealing n gold watch
from William Rowland on Harrison street.
The complaint in the Los Angeles Consoli
dated Railway suit to be filed to-morrow, the
text Of which is exclusively published in
THSCaIXi characterizes President Sherman as
airaudulent financial operator in the superla
Two more policemen were sworn in by Chief
Cruw'.iy yesterday, completing the list of the
■-four men* required. They are Edward
M. Chapin, 83 years of age, born in i-au Fran
cisco, engineer, and Richard H. Beamar, 25,
The Southern Pacific has advanced its rates
on the Portland special trains (ofls and $7 50,
lirst and s cond class respectively, to take
effect December 30. The cut was made in com
petition with the Portland steamer company,
which will not raise rates at present.
Criminal informations have been filed
against Captain John E. Lane and Leon D.
Myer, charging them with- indecent practices
in' pursuance of the testimony taken in the
Police Court. There are four informations
against Lane, two for rape and two lor assault
to rape, and there are two against Myer, one
on each of the charges mentioned.
The wiil of James Haskins hss been admitted
to prot>at°, and the contest which was immi
nent has been declared off. The will admitted
i- tlii- -econd of quite a series mid is written on
the top of an old box. It loaves a'l of the estate,
fome $20,000, to the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth
Haskina. The contestants were the nephews,
and their contest was based on fraud, forgery
and uusoundness of mind.
The case of W. H. Murphy against Charles F.
< urry. the Clerk, has been wound up
by Judne Beawell's decision rendered yester
day. He withdrew his ruling sustaining ihe
answer to the affidavit of cnmplaant, and has
.sustained a demurrer to the affidavit itself. He
has also dismissed the writ of mandate prayed
for. This ca?e was important because it in
voived the validity of the fee bill.
A monster affidavit of Railroad Commissioner
Stauton wus filed by Attorney-General Fitzger
r.ld yesterday with the clerk of the United
States Circuit Court in the Southern Pacific
injunction suit. It presented exhibits of all
the articles of incorporation and consolidation
<<i the component parts of the Southern Pacific
Kvstem to show that they were creatures of the
btate and that the Southern Pacitic is there
fore subject to State regulation.
THE WASHTENAW'S EXIT
With the Everett and Progreso
She Will Leave the Pan
DEATH OF THE OPPOSITION.
Three Atlantic Liners, the City of Para,
Columbia and Newport, Will
Tlie steamer Washtenaw, which sails
this morning from Lombard-street wharf
for the isthmus, is the last of the Panama
Railroad boats. The whaleback City of
Everett and steamer Progreso, now on the
southern coast, will return to San Fran
cisco ami discharge cargoes, and the line of
opposition freightboats that promised so
much for the shippers of San Francisco
will have passed away. This will leave
the Pacific Mail .SteamshiD Company, in
cidentally the Southern Pacific Railroad
TIIE STEAMER WASHTENAW, WHICH WILL SAIL TO-DAY WITH THE LAST PACIFiC-PANAMA RAILROAD CARGO.
Company also, again in full possession of j
the Mexican and Central American coasts, j
' as well as the through Eastern business.
Late dispatcher indicate that Mr.
! Huntington's steamers are to invade the
Pacific South American coast also, into i
' which waters those boats have as yet
For the purpose of covering all these
I routes the Pacific Mail will send three of |
i its Atlantic liners to the Pacific— the City
I of Para, the Columbia and the Newport.
! The Para was built for the trans-isthmus
business, ami ran for a long time between
New York and AspinwaH. She will prob- !
i ably tafce the place of the Zealandm, lately ■
chartered by the Pacific Mail Company, I
| unless that corporation intends to push
; the northern comnetir.g lines ar.d drive off :
! the tramp boats from the southern waters —
j two little jobs long considered easy and
contemplated by Mr. Huntington.
The Newport is an IROO-ton vessel, built
in 1880, and is a stanch, comfortable yes- j
! sel. But the pick of the three steamers is j
I the Columbia, launched in 1892. Her reg
ister is 2:438 tons, and she is a fast, finely
j equipped boat.
These are the three vessels that are to
take the place of the Washtenaw, City of j
! Everett and Prosrreso. The Washtenaw, ;
j upon her return from Panama, will 20 j
! into the northern coal-C3rrying trade. I
' This vessel was the steamer that made a
memorable trip through the Straits of j
Magellan, arriving hero lost July with a
cargo of steel rails for the Valley railroad.
She ran aground in the straits, and was re
ported lost, but. came safely into port with
I her valuable cargo.
She then went on to the Panama route
until the agreement between the Panama
! Railroad and Pacific Mail starts her off
again looking for a job. The Progresois a
natural born tramp and will not feel her
misfortune, but the whaleback Everett with
her immense freicht capacity, her heavy
list of officers and crew must have work.
She will in all probability return to the
J Sound and take coal cargoes.
QUITE A CLEVER STEAL
A Shrewd Piece of Sleight-of-
Hand Work Accom
The Pedestrians on the Street Not
Aware of the Daring Per
A clever piece of daylight robbery oc
curred yesterday afternoon on Market
street. It appears that about 2 o'clock five
cases of leather goods were deposited in
front of J. K. Cooper & Co.'s book and
stationery store. When an employe ap
peired to unpack the goods he found that
one of the cases had been opened and part
of the contents extracted.
In speaking of the affair Mr. Cooper con
gratulated himself that he had lost the
least valuable of the stock. All the other
cases contained a valuable consignment of
purses of the finest leather mounted in
elal orate gold and silver, imported es
pecially for the holiday trade, rio lar
there is not the slightest clew to the per
petrator of the theft.
FIFTY YEARS AGO.
Proposed Celebration at Monterey of
the Raising of the American flag
by Commodore Mont.
S. J. Loop, president of the Veterans of
the Mexican War Association, will leave
for Monterey in a few days to ascertain
how the people there feel on the matter of
holding a fiesta on July 4 to 7 inclusive.
The veterans propose to celebrate on
July 7 the fiftieth anniversary of the rais
ing of the American Hag by Commodore
Sloat at Monterey and taking possession
of California in the name of the United
States. They intend to do everything pos
sible to make the occasion a memorable
one. as it will probably be the last grand
demonstration they may expect to take
The railroad company has already con- i
sented in an informal way to make iqw
rates from all points to Monterey. The
Secretary of War and General Miles have
been communicated with on the subject
and are showing an interest in the propo
sition, and General Forsyth, commander
of the local forces, will give all the assist
If the proposition bids fair to become an
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1895.
accomplished fact it is proposed to ask the
Secretary of the Navy to send some of the
warships to Monterey, where there are two
or three of the war vessels in use fifty
years ago, so as to give visitors a practical
illustration of the progress of our navy.
Arguments in the Suit of Fox Against
the Hale & Norcro9S Set for
The taking of testimony in the big min
ing suit of Fox vs. the Hale & Norcross
was finished in Superior Department 4 yes
ter.lay afternoon, and Judge Hebbard set
January 27 for hearing the argument.
The morning session opened with the
continuation of the cross-examination of
Louis Janin. an expert for the defense.
He stated that the samples paid 90 to 95
per cent of the value of the ore.
F. L. Wildes, for the defense, explained
the shipment of one let of ore which he
had testified to on the previous day. He
thought it was credited to the Comstock
Milling and Mining Company. He stated
that the Bullion Exchange Bank handled
all the bullion deposited in the name of
Peters. Brown & Bryson, and described
how the Comstock Milling & Mining Com
pany paid its men in checks on the bank.
The defendants then rested and H. W.
Tangerman was called by the plaintiff in
rebuttal for the purpose of showing the
feeling in Virginia City against the witne^-s
because of his testimony. He stated that
he knew that an attempt had been made
to boycott him. But the objection of At-
torney Deal on behalf of the defendants
to any further testimony on that subject
was sustained by the court.
Phil Seldner testified as to Tangerman's
good character and reputation for veracity
and F. A. Pedlar testilied to the same
effect. R. B. Mitchell, attorney, and J. F.
UolHng also supported Tangerman's repu
Testimony of similar import was ad
duced from 11. W. Fox, plaintiff. Mr.
Fox said he had trusted Tangerman with
large sums of money and always found
bis transactions honest.
Mr. Tanpprman wns recalled by the
plaintiff and gave a list of names of men
who had expressed readiness to come to
San Francisco to testify to his good char
acter, but he was unabie to pay the ex
pense of their coming. The names pre
sented were : v
H. S. Beck, T. R. McGurn. If. F. Huffaker. J.
Eckley, J. McKinnon, J. A. f'onboye, H. Levy,
A. Lenhardt, J. A. Quirk, J. Bowen, .1. Gillie,
J. P. Smith, Ed Yerrington, H. Simons, S.
Fraser, D. Gunnison, Frank uiggison, Thomas
Kowe, Thomas I.anagan, A. Hancock.
ALONG THE WATER FRONT.
Trouble Between the Sailor
Boarding and Shipping
Arrival of an Indian Policeman From
Juneau— Probable Loss of the
The trouble between the independent
sailor boarding- house keepers and the old
firms of shipping-masters is still burning
along the water front, and poor Jack, as
he is commonly known, looks on with his
natural approbation of any kind of a row.
The three old shipping firm? in this port
are those of Hunt, Douglass and Chandler
ft Wilson, and their opponents are the
Independent Boarding-masters' Associa
tion, at 10 Steuart street. Of course there
is bitter war between them. The ship
ping-masters extort blood-money from the
sailors, a prerogative of shipping-masters
in all American ports, and the boarding
masters do not, or at least they allege
they do not. Douglass was arrested re
cently on a warrant sworn out before Com
missioner Gwin, charging him with ex
torting blood-money from sailors whom he
shipped. His case came up before Com
missioner Heacock Monday and was post
poned for one week.
Complaints have also been sworn out
against the captains of the British ships
Province and Galena, charging them with
having received $8 per man from the
seamen they took aboard of their vessel.
It was reported that Captain Wallace of
the ship Aberfoyle was also to be arrested
upon the same charge, but Martin Brun
, son of the Boarding masters' Association
; states that the report is incorrect, as his
crew were shipped through the association
! ami did not take a cent from the men.
John Williams, a full-blooded Alaska
! Indian and an officer in the Indian police
1 force of .Tuneau, came down on the steamer
I City of Puebla yesterday. He is 26 years
! old and well educated, having attended
I the Alaska mission schools during his
childhood, and has been connected with
I the United States Marshal's office in ju
neau for several years. His official badge
I is a handsome ornament and quite unique.
It is a silver American shield, with the
words "Indian Police" in raised letters
i across the striped portion, with the letters
i "I" . 5.," and a bow with cross arrows.
Williams states that Alaska will soon
j send ten convicts to the California State
I prisons,, three of whom were found guilty
I of murder and seven of selling liquor to
The British ship Lord Bressey, out 135
I days from Hongkong to Puget "Sound, is
i almost given up for lost. She belontrs to
j the same linn as the Lord Spencer, which
I has been posted as missing.
A dispatch from London last night
announces that the British ship Dum
j barton, bound from Newcastle, England,
| for San Francisco, was spoken in the
i channel returning to London for repairs,
[ having collided with another vessel.
Texas' cotton crop is smaller than last
year's, but the total of all agricultural
products is, in value, considerably greater.
We wish to introduce our new toilet water,
and to-morrow we will present to each pur
chaser in our perfumery department a bottle
free. Sanborn, Vail & Co. •
DENTAL COLLEGE SCHISM
The Male Contingent of the Jun
ior Class May Be
ACTION OF THE PROFESSORS.
Dr. W. F. Sharp Predicts Peace, but
the Students Prophesy Pro
The faculty of the State Dental College
will consider, at its meeting in the Dono
hoe building to-morrow evening, the ques
tion of the reinstatement or exDulsion of
the junior class. If an apology from the
class to Dr. W. F. §barp, one of the in
structors, is not forthcoming, the decision
is likely to be that the lifty young men
The trouble arose Friday evening, when
two young men of pugilistic tendencies
undertook to settle a vexed question by
fisticuffs during the progress of class in
struction. Dr. Sharp resented this dis
turbance and ordered the combatants to
withdraw. The measured footfalls of the
retreating heroes of ti.e fray awoke a sense
of humor in the rest of the students, or the
male contingent thereof, and there was a
chorus in imitation, sometimes called
"the devil's tattoo."
The result was that the junior class,
which sat in the rear of the hall, was dis
missed. The aliened discrimination in
favor of the seniors, Dr. Sharp claims,
was simply because the seniors were sit
tiujr at the front and so under his eye.
"There were students in both classes
who did not participate, I a ui sure," said
he, "but it was impossible to locate them.
I regret that the innocent, should suffer
for the guilty in this case."
Before its dismissal Dr. Sharp an
nounced that the class was expected to
appear for a quiz at noon "after hours"
the following day. This it failed to do.
The faculty determined that the perpe
trators of the breach of discipline must be
punished. Accordingly it was announced
Monday that the class was suspended.
This/briefly, is Dr. Sharp's story of the
occurrence. He thinks an apology is due
him and will be made; but has entire con
fidence that justice will be done him as
well as the class when the faculty makes
its investigation, for both sides of the
story will be heard.
The doctor expressed regret that the mat
ter had been made public and said he was
sure the result would prove satisfactory to
"I had no intention of asking the inter
vention of the faculty," he said, "but they
considered that it came rightfully within
In speaking of the affair one of the
students said :
"Until September of this year the posi
tion of lecturer and demonstrator of me
chanical dentistry was held by Dr. Charles
Boxton, a man fully qualified to hold the
office and for whom the students had the
highest regard. He was himself gradu
ated from the college in its rirst years.
"At the beginning of the present term
Dr. William F. Sharp, a young man who
is associated with Dr. L. L. Dunbar, the
dean of the college, was appointed to lill
the position and Dr. Boxton was dis
missed. This caused a feeling of regret
and discontent among the students.
"There was some comment in the press
of the City at the time. Since then Dr.
Sharp has not grown in favor with the
students. He carried things with a nigh
hand, so tne students say, and wanted to
impress those with whom he came in con
tact with his official importance.
"Last Friday the disturbance was caused
by Student Hart reaching for one of the
three frills that decorated the face of
Student H listed, just back from the coun
try. Husted 'smashed' Hart and Hart
landed on that side of Husted's face where
the whiskers don't grow. They were
ordered out, and it was then that the
juniors began the tattoo. But Dr. Sharp
and the students have been at war for
some time. Monday week, during a lec
ture, they threw peas at him, and at all the
lectures in fact the best of order does not
"Now the students can neither operate
nor attend lectures. They refuse to apolo
gize to Dr. Sharp because they see no
reason why they abould do so. They are
willing, however, to apologize to the
faculty. They say they will hold together
and remain out.
"There are fifty students in the class and
the man who makes any overtures or offers
an apology to Dr. Sharp will be considered
a traiior. The light promises to be a long
and an interesting one."
PICKPOCKETS AT THE FERRY.
Mrs. Larson of Benicia Is Relieved of
Her W«U-1 ill «<t Purse.
Pickpockets are, as usual, taking advan
tage of the crowds coming from the coun
try to the City to buy Christmas presents,
and are haunting the ferry and relieving
people of their well-h'lled purses.
Detectives have been keeping a sharp
eye on well-known pickpockets, and as a
result few reports of stolen purses have
been received at police headquarters.
Yesterday morning, however, Mrs. Lar
sen of Benicia arrived in the City. After
she had boarded a car at the ferry she put
her hand into her pocket for her purse and
it was gone. It contained $48, which she
intended to spend on Christmas presents.
She made her wav to police headquarters
and reported her loss.
Pleaded the Pauper Act.
Bridget Tierney has been released from prison
by writ of habeas corpus allowed by Judge
Seawell. She was ordered to jail by Judge
Coffey for refusing to turn over to James H.
Long $1100 belonging to the estate of Marga
ret Crichton, which he was probating. Mrs.
Tierney claimed she had paid the money, but
as she had nothing to show for it the order was
made. She pleaded the pauper act before
Judge Seawell, find under her showing that
she was unable to pay the judge ordered her
LUMBER IN THE STREET.
The Supreme Court Decides That the
Stacks of Boards Are Nuisances.
The Supreme Court has affirmed the de
cision of the courts of San Jose awarding
$15,000 damages to Elizabeth Jones and
her husband for injuries received because
of the neglect of the Santa Clara Mill
and Lumber Company.
The plaintiffs were passing up a street
where the defendant company had piled
a lot of lumber and in order to pass they
had to drive out by a car track in the mid
dle of the street. When they got opposite
the end of the pile they saw several more
behind it, and while they were trying to
extricate themselves a train came along
and wrecked the buggy. Both Mrs. Jones
and her husband were badly hurt. They
sued for damages, and the " jury awarded
them $15,000- This verdict the Supreme
Court upholds on the ground of negligence
on the part of the defendant in maintain
ing the piles of lumber in the street.
IN FAVOR OF JORDAN.
The Regular Ticket of the Academy of
The official ticket for the ensuing year
has been put in the field by the Academy
Dr. H.W. Harkness, who has wielded the
gavel the past eight years, has concluded to
relinquish it, and in all probability David
Starr Jordan will take it up.
The nominating committee recom
mended the election of the following:
For president. David Starr Jordan ; first vice
president, W. £. Kitter; second vice-president,
5. G. Cooper; corresponding secretary, J. H.
Hittell: recording secretary, G. P. Itixford;
treasurer, L. H.Foote; librarian, Carlos Troyer;
director of museum, J. Z. Davis; trustees, \V.
C. Burnett, Charles F. Crocker, H. W. Ilark
ness, W. !■>. Keyes, George C. Perkins, George W«
Stewart and \V. S. Chapman.
The report of the committee was
adopted, although there were some dis
The election will take place on the 6th
of next month.
THE THREE-STEAMER WAR
Vallejoites Confer With the Own
ers of the Opposing
All Are Agreeable Except Mr. Hunt
ington, Who Makes a Char
The people of Vallejo are trying to ad
just the three-cornered transportation war
now in pregress between the steamers
Sunol, Monticello and Herald, or, to deal
in personalities, Piper, Aden, Goodali &
Co. of San Francisco, Hatch Brothers of
Seattle and C. P. Huntingdon of New York.
Piper. Aden, Goodali & Co. want Hatch
Brothers to carry passengers only and Mr.
Huntington to stay on his railroad. Hatch
Brotheis are about half-way willing to
give Piper, Aden, Goodali & Co. all the
freight the Sunol can haul, providing Mr.
Huntington can be made to feel that the
Herald can make more money tied up to
the Southern Pacific wharf than taking
people to Vallejo at two Dits a head. Mr.
Huntington only wants his two compet
itors to take their boats and get off the
But that is characteristic of Mr. Hunt
ington of New York, and r.oboiiy is sur
prised. The fact that hi 3 trains take peo
ple to and from Vallejo at $1 apiece and
his steamer was put on to catch the very
small overflow from opposition boats at 25
cents apiece is in keeping with Mr. Hunt
ington's dogma, maxim, principle, that
the world is his to have ana to hold and to
comb with a very fine-toothed comb. All
that is an old if not another story.
The people of Vallejo who have seen op
positions to the Southern Pacific Railroad
Company spring up, flourish apace and
pass away are anxious that the proprietors
of the Sunol and Monticello settle their
differences and run their boats in brotherly
love. So a committee of tne merchants of
the navy-yard town— James Brownlie, V.
V. Harrier and Theo P. tturnham —
lirst addressed a communication to Piper,
Aden, Goodali & Co., then to Hatch
Brothers, asking under what conditions
they would take the freight and let the
passengers goby the board; also a note to
Hatch Brothers with a vice versa proposi
tion. Then in the simplicity of their good
souls they wrote to Mr. Huntington. The
first two firms were willing enough to come
to some amicable agreement whereby the
Vallejoites could get to San Francisco and
home again without paying an enforced
tribute to the Southern Pacific Railroad.
However, they were disposed to spar a
little for an opening, not viciously, but as
becomes men of business. The Sunol peo
ple thought the Monticello men, being
"squatters," a« it were, on their old freight
business, should be first surp-icated to re
cede. Hatch Brothers wanted something
like a guarantee — not exactly a guarantee,
but something that would protect their
Mr. Huntington promptly filed his an
swer and that answer was again character
istic of Air. Huntington. \Vhen Mr. Hunt
ington is not himself he is nothing else.
His dictum was that the Sunol get off the
bay and her owners go back to the schooner
business, and the Monticello take the
Hatch brothers aooard and go back to
Then he swore that he would brine
Brownlie Harrier, Burnham and the rest
to his railroad ticket window if he had to
put half of the Pacific Mail steamships on
the Vallejo route. 80 her* the three-corner
transportation war stands, and the Sunol,
Herald and Monticello continue to ruffle
the bay with their angry wheels.
SAD PRINCE NICOTINE.
Hla Highness Will Be Tried by Golden
Gate Band of Hope.
An entertainment will be given under
the auspices of the Golden Gate Band of
Hope and for the joint benefit of that or
ganization and the Vallejo Home for Or
phans, at Mozart Hall on the 30th inst.
There will be a trial of Prince Nicotine,
who will be impersonated by Fred Palm
qnist. Juage Robert Thompson will pre
side and Attorney E. E. Ferguson appear
for the plaintiff and J. Q. Adams for the
defendant. Mrs. S. W. Carrigan will act
as clerk of the court, Miss Flossie Collins
foreman of the jury and Jans .Nelson
Sheriff. The witnesses will be children
from the Band of Hope, and a number suf
ficient 10 make up a jury will be taken
from that organization.
He Was Charged With Throwing Titrlol
at His Wife.
The wife of Charles Basler, a rancher in
Tehama County, swore out a warrant for
his arrest about two years ago on the
charge of throwing vitriol at her while she
was leaving Morosco's with a friend. Bas
ler left the City and returned five or six
weeks ago and the warrant was served
The case has been before Judge Camp
bell for several days and yesterday the
Judge dismissed It on the ground that
there was no evidence to sustain the
Basler says he will now institute pro
ceedings for divorce against his wife on
the ground of infidelity.
$100,000 worth of books to be closed out by
the end of the year. Retail and at auction.
747 Market street. •
COLONEL MOSBY RETURNS
The Ex-Confederate Leader Had
a Hard Struggle With the
HE IS YET PALE AND THIN.
The Success of the Republicans He
Says Is Sure— Wants Walker
Colonel John S. Mosby, the noted ex
guerrilla leader, and ex-Mini3ter to China,
who has been absent from this City at his
old home in Virginia since October last, re
turned here yesterday.
The colonel during his absence had a
hard struggle for his life. As told in a
special dispatch in The Call at the time,
he was stricken with appendicitis and for
much of the time during four weeks that
he was in bed his friends despaired of his
"I had been visiting at my old borne in
Warrenton, Va., where I used to practice
law," said he, "and I thought I would
like to go to the vicinity of Salem, lately
called Marshall, in honor of Chief Justice
Marshall, who used to have a large estate
tnere. That was the scene of many of my
raids, and where I finally disbanded my
men. That occurred thirty years ago, ana
I had never seen the place since and I had
been seventeen years absent from Vir
ginia, seven of which were spent in China.
"We took a buggy and drove there. I
knew the exact spot by an old barn which
yet remained. While I stool musing on
the strange things that had occurred in
those times and since I began to feel some
what ill. At supper time the illness was
very decided. I took to my bed and was
down four weeks. My friends nearly all
believed that I was to die and have a
dramatic ending ot the place which had
been the scene of my raids thirty years
before. Luckily the physicians were able
to cure me medicinally, and thus I es
caped a surgical operation.
"I am convinced the Republican party
will win easily in the next National cam
paign. If I had my say I would have a
Southern man on the ticket for Vice-
President and a Northern man for Presi
dent. Since the organization of the party
botn have been from the North, and ft
would be a graceful thing to concede the
Vice-Presidency to the South. It would
tend to nationalize things.
"I would like to see General James A.
Walker of Virginia nominated for Vice-
President. He is the only .Republican in
Congress from that State, and he comes
from a district where there exist 500 colored
voters. This shows his popularity. He
succeeded General Stonewall Jackson in
"The interest in silver appears to have
died out to some extent in the South, and
especially in Virginia. On account of the
cold weather I was glad to pet back,
thouph all my children are there, and I
of course rather disliked to leave them."
The colonel is looking a little thin and
pale after his serious illness, but he hopes
to be all right in a short time.
UNDER THE STATE LAWS
Big Affidavit to Demonstrate
California's Right to Regu
Mr. Fitzgerald Filed It for the Rail
road Commission to Offset the
The Railroad Commission has profited
by the intervention proceedings of United
States District Attorney Foote.
Attorney-General Fitz erald sent a docu
ment yesterday to Clerk Costigan of the
United States Circuit Court for filing that,
self-evidently, showed that the commis
sion was determined to offset the Federal
Governments claims in the Southern
Pacific's injunction suit.
The document is in itself a demonstra
tion to the court that the railroad system
here has been the creature of the State of
California and is, therefore, subject to its
power to regulate.
It was a voluminous affidavit by Dr.
James 1. Stanton, and consisted mostly of
a pile of exhibits of the articles of incor
poration and consolidation of all the vari
ous railroad corporations which now con
stitute the Southern Pacific system in this
The purpose of the doctor's affidavit
was plain, because it showed that all these
different roads— and their name is legion —
have been incorporated under the Jaws of
the State of California and finally consoli
dated undrr its laws and are, of course,
subject to State regulation. This, it is ex
-s>ected, will meet the intervention of the
The document simply states when and
how the roads were incorporated and con
solidated, from the initiation of the orig
inal San Francisco and San Jose road in
1853 until the present time, and appends
copies of all the articles and agreements
ever filed with the Secretary of btate.
Copies were served upon Mr. Foote as
the representative of the Government and
W. F. Herrin as the solicitor for the South
Appealed From Oregon.
The case of G. \V. Hunt vs. the Farmers'
Loan and Trust Company, involving a first
mortgage of $50,000 in litigation, has been ap
pealed to the United States Circuit Court of
Appeals from the Circuit Court of the Oregon
district. Hunt was the projector of a system
of railways through Central and Eastern Wash
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A duction of \ iciorien Sardou's
GREAT ■ Great Play.
Thursday Night Damon and Pythias
Saturday Night... The G.adiator
SALE OF SEATS
OPENS TO-MORROW (Thurs-
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First time here next Monday night.
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And Its Endlrss Features. Including ~
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Every Evening, Including Snnday.
Matinees Saturday and Christmas Day.
NEXT WE KK :ird and Last of
Last Performance Saturday. Dec. 38.
Seats Ready To-morrow for the last week
Wednesday "Pop" JaFinre Way 2 P.M.
GST" Eieerant Christmas Cards, Value
lOc to $8, presented to each
Lady and Child.
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Unrivaled Production of
STREETS OF NEW YORK!
Special Engagement of
JOHN E. McWADK. The Ballad King.
Matinee To-day, Saturday and Sunday.
MATINEE PRICES— lOc, 15c, 25c.
Niprht Prices— lOc. 15c. 25c. 35-;, 5")-;.
NextWeek-The Great BLACK CROOK. :
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THIS EVENINCS . '. .'
ONE WEEK ONLY!
Von Suppe's Military Opera, »
Reappearance of the Favorite Artiste, ■*
* NEXT WEEK
OUR HOLIDAY SPECTACLE! . p
The Most Gorgeous Scenic Display Ever
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Popular Prices— 2sc and 503. .'.
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The Only New and Really Funny Play
in the City,
A DAY ]N JUNE
Friday Afternoon— The Columbia The- - 7"
ater School of Dramatic Art.
Monday Next— DAINTY FANNY RICE.
The Handsomest Family Theater in America.
WALTEK MORUSCO, Pole Lessee and Manager
THIS EVENING AT EIGHT. '■
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America's Representative Player and Playwright,
MIIjTOIV 3TO> 23 T_i3E3!3, '.
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•F-venixo Pbice-<— 2sc and 5 )c.
Family Circle and Gallerr. 10c v
Usual Matinees Saturday and Sunday*
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To-night. Thursday and Friday Kvcnes,
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Secure Seats. Prices, i!sc to $ i.
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(RAIN OR SHINE.)
FIRST RACE AT 2:00 P. H.
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to track. ' >
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