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Railroad Commission May-
A CONSTITUTIONAL ACT.
Some Interesting Legislative
History of Fifteen Years
Ashbury Heights and Stanyan Street
Improvement Club Begins the
The Ashbury Heights and Ftanyan
jFtreet Improvement Club at its meeting
!Monday evening struck the keynote of a bit
of a tune that will play around tbe ears of
• the Market-street Railway Compatiy for
-fiome time to come. It is no less than an as
.sertion that street railways are under the
.constitution of the State subject to the
-came privileges and restrictions as other
transportation companies. Consequently
Ho-day a committee from the club (E. N.
'Tritz, F. W. M. Lange and William L.
Growall) will go before the Railroad Cora
•dissioners and ask that a single passenger
•iare on the streetcar lines in San Francisco
'fee reduced to 3 cents.
The following are the resolutions passed
the club Monday evening:
Whereas, The present management of the
Railway Company have deter
.mined, in utter disregard ot the safety, con
venience and rights of the traveling public of
j*his City and County, to so conduct their sys
tem as to -wrench fro in the people all that the
..traffic will bear, and have by their manner of
restriction so surrounded the transfer system
:of their company with inconveniences and an
noyances as to render the same practically of
'little convenience; and whereas said com
>j>any has, by the abandonment of parts
of its franchises and its refusal to run
cars on mauy parts of its lines at times
suitable to the convenience of the public,
igreatly injured and decreased the value of
rreaity in this City and County; and whereas
ihe amount of revenue received from said sys
tem is much more than sufficient to furnish a
just and reasonable compensation to the own
■vrs thereof for the service rendered; and
v hereas section 22 of article XII of the consti
tution of this State, defining ihe power of Rail
road Commissioners, provides "said Commis
sioners shall have the power and it shall l»
--their duty to establish rates of charges for the
transportation of passengers and freight by
railroad orother transportation companies, and
publish th<' tame bom time to time with such
changes as they may make;' and whereas no
authority exist? in the Legislature to limit or
take from the powers conferred upon said Com
missionen by ihe organic law of the State;
therefore be it
Raotoed. That we demand of said Railroad
Coam JMlonew that they proceed at once to
establish rates of charges for the transporta
tion of passengers on the various street rail
road? of the City nnd County of San Francisco,
and that a committee of three members of this
club be appointed by the chair for the purpose
of presenting these resolutions to said Board of
Kailroai Commissioners and taking such ac
tion in the matter as they may deem expedient
and proper; au>l further be it
Rr.<oheil, That in the opinion of this club the
present rate of such charges could reasonably
be reduced to 3 cents per trip without trans
A little legislative history pertinent to
the case wiil not he amiss at this juncture.
In 1879 the New Constitutional Conven
tion was wrestling mightily with its giant
task?. The Committee on Corporations
had the Railroad Commission on its hands
and down to that part of the great battle
field came all the forces of the Southern
Pacific. The members of that committee
were: M. M. Kstee (chairman), V. E.
Howard, Charles F. Reed, J. V. Webster,
George Steele, V. A. Gregg, 11. C. Boggs,
Clitus Burbour, J. W. Winans, John P.
West, W. P, White, Pressley Dunlap,
GeDrge W. Schell, James E. Dean, Patrick
Reddy and John M. Rhodes.
For weeks every section, every para
graph, every line of the proposed act de
lining the powers of the commission was
fought over without any gain for the trans
portation companies. The laws which de
fined the powers of the old Transportation
Commission which preceded the Railroad
Commission excepted street railroads and
the Southern Pacific's minority in the
committee sought to exclude these lines
from the future attention of the commis
sion then being created.
Hut the attempt was a failure and article
XII. section 2l\ of the hew constitution of
the State of California read in defining the
powers of the commission as follows:
Said KailroaiJ Commissioners shall have the
power, and it shall be their duty, to establish
rales of charges for the transportation of pas
sengers and freight by railroad or other trans
portation companies and publish the same
from time to time, etc.
The Committee on Corporations had
ruthlessly denied the prayer of tne rail
roads; and the street railroads, for which
they had contended were apparently a
p:irt of the "other transportation com
panies" in the fundamental laws of the
Affairs slept nntil the next Legislature
met (1880), and the question awoke to re
newed activity. The Southern Pacific was
more at home in Sacramento that season
than it had been the year before, and not
withstanding the fact 'that a constitutional
enactment cannot be modified, restricted
and invalidated by the Legislature, that
fcody decided that the Railroad Commis
sion was not in it with a streetcar line,
and in the act of 1880, section 14, said :
The term "transportation companies" shall
be deemed to mean and include: First— All
companies owning and operating railroads
other than street railroads, within this State "
The astute attorneys of the Southern
Pacific buiided well, but better than they
knew, for while they evidently looked
ahead over ten or fifteen years of coming
prosperity for the Market-^trett Railway
Company, they could not have known
then to what mighty proportions the gre«t
corporation would arise.
A. J. Clunie, attorney for the Ashburv
Improvement Club, claims that no legis
lative act can limit powers granted and
conferieu under the constitution, and con
sequently the act of 1880 could not circum
scribe the powers granted the Commis
sioners under the constitution creating it.
"in the same constitution," said Mr.
Clunie yesterday, "the power which the
Legislature may exercise is defined and
limited, and i* as follows:
The Legislature may, in addition to any pen
alties herein prescribed, enforce this article by
forfeiture of charter or otherwise and may
confer such further powers on the Commission
ers as shall be necessary to enable them to per
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form the duties enjoined on them in this and
the foregoing section."
It will be observed that this provision
simply authorizes the Legislature to confer
further powers on the Commissioners, and
does not authorize it in any manner to re
strict the powers conferred by the consti
The railroad company, more watchful of
its interests than the people are of theirs,
and knowing that the words used in the
constitution necessarily included street
railroads, caused the Legislature of 1880 to
pass an act entitled "An act to organize
and define the powers of the Board of
Railroad Commissioners," and in section
14 of that act to provide the term "trans
portation companies shall be deemed to
mean and include — first, all companies
owning and operating railroads (other
than street railroads) within the State,'
"The idea of the railroad was that by
this definition they could limit tbe mean
ing of the words 'other transportation
companies,' as used in the State constitu
tion. The position of the attorneys for
the club is that the act can have no effect
and that the Legislature has no power to
limit the meaning of words used in the
constitution, especially where there is no
uncertainty or ambiguity about them.
"With the constitution clearly stating
that the Legislature cannot limit the
powers of its (the constitution's) enact
ments, as the constitution is the funda
mental law of the land and cannot be
changed or invalidated at a breath, I can
not see how the street railroad can get out
of the term 'other transportion compa
nies.' The whole question was fought
over in the constitutional convention of
1879 and the section reads quite plainly.
Of course the railroad Legislature of
1880 got in its deadly work, and hence the
Jittle joker of 'other-than-street-railroads'
was run in.
"Now we will bring this before the
Railroad Commissioners, and under the
constitutional enactment denning their
duties they will take the matter up. Of
course any work at the streetcar fares will
The Wigwam Theater That Is to B^ Removed to Make Room for the Sp ring Valley Building.
bring all the ponderous legal force of the
Southern .Pacific Railroad Company to
battle, and the war will be on. Thus the
State takes up the people's cause, and the
case has a proper standing. Of course any
reduction in the fares would be a death
blow to transfers, but the ptihlic would
still be the gainer because not 50 per cent
of the passengers ever take a transfer.
And, moreover, the restrictions the trans
portation companies are putting on the
transfers is fast making them a nuisance.
After a bit you will have to stick your
photograph on them or the conductor will
throw you off.' 1
An Entertainment in Honor of
the New Ocean View
Mr. Hobbs Was the Guest of Honor.
Music, Dancing and
After having been fifteen years without
a fire engine to protect their homes the
residents of Ocean View, to the number of
several hundred, celebrated the recent
completion of the Ocean View engine
house and the placing of a steamer in the
new structure last evening by a banquet
and general jollification at Murphy's Hall.
The entertainment took the form of an
ovation to Supervisor Hobbs, who repre
sents the district, and his entrance into
the hall was the signal for prolonged ap
plause. The hall was handsomely decor
ated with flowers, ferns and evergreens,
and a band played during the intervals
between the speeches.
The literary exercises opened with the
election of John T. Dare as chairman, and
after a suitable speech, in which he re
lated a number of anecdotes of Ocean View
in the early da\s, he introduced Super
visor Taylor, who with Supervisors Hobbs
and Dimond occupied .seats on the plat
Mr. Taylor was followed by Supervisor
Hobbs, who was as diffident as a boy dur
ing his first recitation, but pulled himself
together when a magnificent bouquet of
La France roses was handed to him by one
of the belles of Ocean View.
Supervisor Diniund, John T. Daly and
A. P. Van Duzer also made appropriate
addresses, while Jabez Swan gave a
humorous recitation and J. Prendergast
sang a humorous song. Then the floor
wns cleared of seats and the band dis
coursed dance music.
Later, the guests adjourned to the ban
quet-hall in the rear of the hall and par
took of the excellent refreshments that had
The dance was kept up until a late hour.
THE PUBLIC LIBRARY.
Judge K. C. Harrison . Vnaniraou'gly
The regular meeting of the Board of
Free Public Library Trustees was held
last night. It was expected that there
would be a lively time over the appoint
ment of a secretary, but the subject was
not broached, ana Miss M. T. Tyler will
be allowed to perform the duties of the
office for another month at least.
Judee R. C. Harrison was unanimously
elected president of the board in succes
sion to George T. Shaw, whose term has
Miss Carson was appointed librarian of
branch 2. It was decided to recatalogue
the books of fiction in the circulating de
partment of the library, so as to make it
more convenient for the patrons.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 1896.
On the Wigwam Premises,
Corner of Geary and
A MODERN STRUCTURE
Historic Associations Connected
With the Republican
MEMORABLE POLITICAL EVENTS
Where the San Francisco Legions of
Garfield, Harrison and Blame
Tht old Republican Wigwam at the
southeast corner of Geary and Stockton
streets, known during late years as the
Wigwam Theater, will shortly be demol-
ished or moved to make room for a mag
nificent modern building seven stories
high. The Wigwam can hardly be classed
as an old landmark, but it possesses a
history closely identified with many ex
citing political campaigns. From its spa
cious auditorium marched the legions of
the Garfield Invincibles in that memorable
campaign in which General Hancock car
ried California by the smallest majority
ever recorded in a Presidential election in
this State. The Morey forged letter did
the work and cheated the Republicans of
the State electoral vote for their candi
In the Wigwam rallied the foilowers of
Blame and Harrison, and there the San
Francisco Republicans shouted for Estee
wnen ne ran aeainst Stoneman, and ap
plauded Swift when he campaigned against
Many orators of State and National re
nown have addressed audiences in the
historic building. Ratification meetings,
nominating conventions and informal
audiences meeting to hear and cheer elec
tion returns have assembled at the Wig
wam. Often Republicans, elated with the
news of victory, lormed in line and
marched triumphantly along the principal
streets. On other occasions they waited
until the last hope of success had van
ished and went home gloomy and dis
The building was used as Kepublican
headquarters from the Gar Geld election of
1880 until the Markham campaign. When
MarJkham was nominated the leaders of
the party erected the Wigwam, now
known as the Auditorium, at the corner
of Eldy and Jones streets. Since then the
old Wigwam has been leased for all sorts
and varieties of public entertainment.
The present lessee keeps it closed now, so
that patrcnage may not be diverted from
the Orpheum, anotherplace of amusement
which he controls.
The 50-vara lot, on which stands the old
Wigwam, belongs to the Spring Valley
Water Company. It was purchased from
James Keene, the noted stockbroker, in
lti~>>, and is regarded as one of the choicest
pieces of real estate in San Francisco.
For years the directors of the Spring Va
lley Water Works have discussed from time
to time the proposition to erect on the big
lot a building commensurate with the ex
pansion of the City and the wealth of tne
water corporation. Conservative directors
at first glance opposed the plan, fearing
that the building enterprise would impose
additional burdens on ratepayers, but
finally their objections were overcome
when facts and figures weije submitted
showing beyond reasonable doubt that the
income from a modern edifice six or seven
stories high would justify the outlay and
return a handsome profit on the invest
In due time the well-known architect,
Clinton Day, was requested to prepare
plans in accordance with the suggestions
of the directors and submit the same to
the board. The Dlans were accordingly
drawn and have been accepted, subject to
some slight modifications.
The new building will afford ample office
accommodations for the president, engi
neers, cashier, collectors and superintend
ents of the company. As the building will
cover a Jifty-vara lot there will be many
apartments for rent, and in this location
it will not be a hard task to secure desira
ble tenants. The offices facing north and
west will command a fine view of Union
SUCCESS OF THE SEALERS.
The Release or the Winchester Ends
The release of the schooner Winchester
in the United States District Court in this
City yesterday morning, upon the motion
of United States District Attorney Foote,
was the last step in the proceedings had at
Washington for many months t>astto save
this schooner and the Bowhead from for
feiture for alleged violation of the sealing
regulations of 1895.
The Bowliead had been released, and the
dismissals in both cases were upon specific
instructions from the Secretary of the
Treasury received a few days ago by Dis
trict Attorney Foote.
As the alleged acts of the seajerg ap
peared to be technically in violation of
the law, Attorney T. D. Riordan, repre
senting all the shareholders, appealed to
the equity of the Treasury Department for
a release of the forfeitures. The cases
were favorably considerea by the authori
ties at Washington, but it was necessary
to have an amendment ot the law under
which they claimed authority to dismiss
the proceedings. Attorney Il'iordan pro
cured this essential act of legislation by
Congress, and the release of the forfeitures
upon the order of the Secretary of the
Treasury promptly followed.
A CALL TO GROWERS.
Invited to Attend the Horticultural
Society's N#xt Meeting in the
President B. M. Lelong of the State Hor
ticultural Society has issued the following
invitation for the next meeting of the so
The State Horticultural Society at Its last ses
sion amended its by-laws providing for two
meetings monthly, one on the second Friday of
each month at Sacramento, and the other on
the last Friday In San Francisco. The first of
this series of meetings will be held in the State
Capitol on Friday. April 10, commencing at
10:30 a. m. Vessrs. B. F. Walton and H. P.
Stabler of Yuba City and R. D. Stephens of Sac
ramento were appointed a committee on pro
gramme and arrangements and a rare treat by
way of papers and discussions will await those
who may attend. Fruit-growers and others in
tcrested'are invited to these meetings and re
quested to bring any fruit samples or en
tomological specimens for determination, also
mechanical orchard appliances, etc.
It is lobe hoped that there will be a large
attendance, as matters of great importance to
the horticultural industry will come up for
discussion and action taken for future meet
ings. All will receive a cordial welcome.
B. M. Lelong, President.
E. J. W'icksok, Secretary.
San Francisco, Cal., April 7, 1896.
TWO BURGLARS ARRESTED.
Forced an Entrance Into an Unoccupied
House at South Park.
William White and Frank Dolan, the
former giving his occupation as that of a
tinsmith and the latter stating that he is a
laborer, were arrested last evening by Po
liceman J. J. Reilly and detained at the
Southern police station on a charge of
The two men were in the act of forcing
an entrance into an unoccupied house at
45 South Park, when they were detected
by Officer Reilly. They were allowed to
continue their work, in order that in event
they gained an entrance their capture
would b^ more easily effected.
They finally forced the door and entered
the hallway, when the officers appeared at
the doorway and placed them under
arrest. When searched at the police sta
tion a revolver and burglar's jimmy were
found on White's person, and in addition
to the burglary charge he was also booked
for carrying a concealed weapon.
In the last few months a number of
vacant houses on South Park have been
entered and the gas fixtures and lead pipe
stolen. The police are confident that they
now have the men who have been com
mitting these crimes and are positive, a?
the men were caught in the act, of secur
ing their conviction.
METHODIST VS. HEBREW.
The Rev. Mr. Goodwin's Piquant
Rejoinder to Rabbi
Methodists Will Receive Converts
From the Synagogue if They
Wish to Come.
The following communication in relation
to the Rev. Dr. Voorsanger's attitude
toward the Christian-Jewish mission has
To the Editor of the San Francisco Call— Sir:
In this morning's issue of The Call my name
i« mentioned in connection with "Voorsanger's
Reproof" and the Christian-Jewish mission.
Rabbi Voorsanger appeared among the Metr.o
dist ministers yesterday morning unannounced
nnd uninvited, so far as appears, and proved
his eouruge, if not his courtesy, by making a
number of "suggestions" that proved his direct
lineal descent from those who made some
similar but more violent "suggestions" to the
converted Jews, I'aul and Silas, in Philippi
severul years ago.
That "prominent Methodist divine" who
told your reporter that "we none of us Know
how to act" was in error. If Miss Anthony
had not been promised the floor — thus pre
cluding any discussion— there would huve been
some prompt and lively action. Methodist
preachers are not noted for turning the other
cheek when slapped by a vainglorious and
The fact is that there some Jews in this City
who have discarded Judaism and embraced
Christianity— though they are not many nor
wealthy— and these ask Christians of all de
nominations to encourage and strengthen
them. Some of the converted Jews are of as
good blood as the rabbi, and of as good char
acter, though not of the same social or finan
It is the blessed privilege and bounden duty
of Methodist preachers to aid these, and uo
suggestions from the worthy rabbi will affect
them. When a Jew comes to know that the
Jewish religion 1s merely for the Jewish race,
while Christianity is for all races, he is at lib
erty to come out of his shell into a new and
A Jew who had not "lost his character among
his own people" — a man nearly equal to Rabbi
Voorsanger in scholarship, wealth and social
standing, and whom it did not take $30,000 to
convert — once wrote: "1 am not ashamed of
the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of (Jod
unto salvation to every one that believeth— to
the Jew first, also to the Greek." Our bellicose
brother ought not to complain of Christianity,
since the Jew gets the first cnance at it.
That the Jews are intelligent, industrious,
shrewd in business, loyal and good citizens is
not in dispute, but that there are 2,000,000 of
Israel in the Uuited States may be questioned.
The United States census for 1890 gives 533
congregations of Orthodox and Reformed Jews
with 130,496 member?, and these statistics
were given by Philip Cowen of the American
Hebrew and are supposed to be reliable.
It is true that only the head of the family is
counted in Jewish congregations. It is hardly
thinkable, however, that each head of a family
represents fifteen persons— albeit the Jews gen
erally adhere closely to the injunction given
to Adam as to posterity.
But this bit of statistics on the part of the
rabbi cuts no figure, though th« same census
puts "all Methodists" at 4,589,284 communi
cants. We wish to assure our bold, brave and
eloquent brother that if any of his people see
the error of their ways, forsake their sins, pro
fess Christ and want to lead good lives, we, as
Methodists, will do what we can for them,
without saying to the good rabbi, "By your
leave"; and if any Methodists prefer Moses
to Christ we hope the rabbi will tenderly care
for them, and we will pray for them and for
him, and help him to start and conduct a mis
sion for "Hebraised Christians."
W. R. Goodwin,
Pastor California-street M. E. Church.
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toe. Kyan & Ryan, 10 Mongomery avenue, •
AN OWL SERVICE
A Mass -Meeting in the
Western Addition for
NO CAR AFTER MIDNIGHT
Sutro Electric and Sutter-Street
Cable Company -Will Be
MR. SUTRO TO RUN HIS LINE.
President Morrow Says the Sutter-
Street Cable Must Stop at
The residents of the Western Addition
and Richmond District will ask the Sutro
Railway Company and the Sutter street
Railroad to give them better transfer
To accomplish this end a mass-meeting
Will be called to-day for Saturday night.
The two improvement clubs of Richmond
will join hands on this occasion, which
insures a largeand enthusiastic gathering.
The meeting is not called for the pur
pose of protesting against any evil, Imagi
nary or otherwise, but to ask the two rail
roads to assist the people who are now
aiding them by their patronage. Rich
mond and the Western Addition people
want a late car service, an "owl system"
in other words, and they look to Sutro's
combination to give it to them.
It i? contended by those who live in the
western half of the City that their prog
ress is seriously retarded by the discrimi
nating methods adopted by Manager Vin
ing. This is particularly apparent since
the new electric line was started. Instead
of making a bid for public patronage,
according: to those who observe such
things, the Market-street Railroad has re
stricted its service and abandoned certain
lines in the district.
It is for the purpose of putting these
matters squarely before the public, and at
the same time asking additional favors of
the people's line, that the mass-meeting is
"Of course everybody fully understands
and in a measure appreciates the disreput
able tactics adopted by the Market-street
Company," said T. G. Parker, tha well
known Richmond real estate agent, yes
terday. "1 use the term 'appreciate'
advisedly because the people at large
know their methods fully.
"For a long time past our people have
been aware of the indignities heaped upon
them by this corporation, but not until
Sutro built his road were they in a posi
tion to enter a protest. Even then there
were many who were not willing to cast
off the old love without another trial.
The majority accordingly fell into line and
the old railroad was asked to make certain
"Instead of acceding to this they seem
to have done everything in their power to
make bad matters worse. For example,
some weeks ago they inaugurated a new
and most harassing schedule. Every
other car starting from the ferry — the
even nnmbers — goes only as far as Central
avenue. Passengers desiring to go to the
park must get out at this point and wait
for an odd-numbered car. To make con
fusion worse confounded this schedule is in
force from 5 o'clock in the morning until
lin the afternoon. Then for the next five
hours every car goes through to the park.
After 6 o'clock the morning schedule is
again put on. The traveling public, to use
a common phrase, 'hardly knows where it
"Now this kind of a schedule is in direct
violation of the conditions of the franchise.
When the Sacramento line was extended,
about two years ngo, the Market-street
Company agreed to furnish the same ser
vice along the entire line. They are vio
lating this pledge day after day", yet there
seems to be no legal way of making them
live up to the original agreement.
"There is one way, however, to remedy
this, and that is for the people interested
to declare a sort of boycott. We have de
termined to do this by asking the Sutro
railroad and the Sutter-street people to
add to the excellent service now afforded
us by inaugurating the 'owl' system.
"Richmond and the Western Addition
demand a late service and we look to
Sutro to give it to us. There are hun
dreds of people who would come to Rich
mond if there was only some way of
reaching here alter 12 o'clock. This is
essentially a district for laboring man or
capitalist, but the late toiler must have a
means of getting home when his day's
work is ended. The rich man has his car
riage and is, therefore, independent of
Sutro, the Market-street Company or any
"This mass-meeting, which is called for
Saturday night, will pass resolutions ask
ing the Sutro Company to run cars half
hourly from 12 until 2:30 a. m. If they
will do this I can almost guarantee them
the entire traffic of the Richmond district.
Our people are becoming exasperated and
I know of hundreds who now walk blocks
in order to avoid paying Mr. Huntington's
corporation 5 cents.
"If the owl system is adopted by the
Sutro combination, Mr. Vining may just
as well stop all his cars at Central avenue.
Our people would not then, under any cir
cumstances, patronize the old cable line.
"Of course, we would like to get a
cheaper fare if possible — say, 3 cents — but
our present figiit will be for a late service.
Cheap transit will come in time, but an ex
tra service must be fought for. I have
reason to believe that the Sutro Company
will accede to the demands of the mass-
meeting, if only for one reason — that they
have business capacity enough to under
stand the public cannot be indiscrimi
nately and continually 'damned.' "
Editor Bond of the Richmond Banner is
strongly in favor of the owl-car system.
In fact he approves of anything that tends
to enhance the interests of Ricumond.
"The idea is a good one — excellent, in
fact," he said, "and I am sure the mass
meeting will result in much good. This
section of the City is crowing last and
solidly, and we need just something of
this kind. Everybody out here is sick of
Mr. Vining and his company, and we are
patronizing Sutro because he has so far
treated us welL There is no reason to be
lieve that the new company will fall into
the error of doinp otherwise."
Everybody in Richmond seems to be
thoroughly enthused with the idea of a
late-car service. The Call representative
talked to some twenty people of the dis
trict yesterday, all of whom thought favor
ably of the project.
The indications now point to a big dem
onstration, which will be difficult for Mr.
Sutro and the Sutter-street Railway Com
pany to overlook.
Mayor Sutro when interviewed yester
day stated that he was perfectly willing to
accommodate the people of the Western
Addition with a late train if the Sutter
street company would connect with his
"The travel will be light at that hour,"
said he, "but I will give it a trial. There
will be a late train anyhow the evening of
the Yale celebration at the beach. But of
course unless the Sutter people run their
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line there will be no need of our cars going
over the track."
President Morrow of the Sutter-street
Railroad Company is not in favor of a
"We must stop our machinery at 1
o'clock," said he, "because we must have
four hours in which to overhaul the cable
and the large wheels or drums in the pits
at the ends of the tracks. This cannot be
done while the engines are in motion, as
several of our men have been fatally in
jured while working around the whirling
machinery. To run till 2:30, as the Rich
mond people desire us to do, is impossible
under the circumstances. And moreover,
I doubt that it would pay, as the travel is
light after midnight. Only a lew people
are downtown at that hour. I know this,
as our cars begin to run light at that
A JOKE FROM THE BENCH
Judge Daingerfield Displays
Humor in the Martin
Witnesses Who Corroborate the P.ain
tiff's Story— Evidence as to
The Martin case claimed another day in
Judge Daingerlield's court yesterday, and
its lawyers and witnesses were listened to
by the biggest crowd that h.is yet packed
itself into Judge Daingertield's new court
To enliven matfers Judge Daingerfield
perpetrated a joke — the firs,, he has been
guilty of since he ascended the bench —
but it was such a surprise to the audience
that only a few of the bolder ones laughed,
and so the judicial scintillation of wit was
not accorded the applause it desei ved.
Martin himself was the first witness of
the niorninp and after some questions by
the defense he was turned over to his own
counsel again for redirect examination.
He said under Mr. Delinas' questioning
that he had been in the wine business, «nU
the resorts it was charged he had fre
quented were among his customers. He
said his habits while here were as good as
those of any one else, and that while he
had visited the Midway Plaisance a few
times still he had seen there men of rank
and station. It was in connection with
this that his Honor got off his joke.
"There were men of rank and station?"
"Who were they?"
The Judge objected, as there was no
reason for bringing in other people, he
"But there were men of high station
and rank?" asked Delmas.
There was a pause. His Honor waited
for a (juestion which Delmas failed to pat
Leaning forwara. he put it himself.
"And how rank were they?" his Honor
asfced. as he frowned on the witness but
the crowd tittered, the bailiff rapped for
order and the answer was lost in the con
fusion which followed. It was Judge
Daingerneld's first judicial joke.
Captain Crowell, Martin's ex-partner,
testified to the plaintiff's good character,
and Dr. Charles G. Kuhlman as to how
Martin h present ailment was the result of
cold and exposure wnile suffering from
locomotor ataxia. Homer H. Traceman
corroborated the account triven of the
episode on the train, and a Mr. Rowley as
to Martin's good character and business
In Rowley's examination counsel for
different sides came to a clash. Barnes
asked a question which Delmas thought
unfair, and he said so, and asked the pro
tection of the court for the wftness. The
court ordered a more orderly cross-ex
Abandoned Her Babe.
Mrs. Weber, 224 Linden avenue, left Frances
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old, at the Receiving Hospital last night. She
said the baby's mother. Mrs. Montgomery, had
been boarding at her house, but she had dis
appeared without paying her board bill, leav
the child behind her. Mrs. Weber did not
want the baby, so she thought the best way was
to take it to the hospital. The child has the
appearance of not having been tenderly cared
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