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IN THE VALLEY.
A New Schedule by the
MANY RATES HALVED.
An Object Lesson on the Results
of Competition by the
COMPETITIVE FIGURES MET.
Why Hauling Will Be Done Much
Cheaper in One Region in
The freight department of the Southern
Pacific Company yesterday issued a new
.freight rate sheet, cutting pretty nearly in
two the freight rates between San Fran
cisco and Stockton and the shipping
points in the San Jo&quin Valley affected
by the competition of the San Francisco
and San Joaquin Valley Railroad Com
pany, which announced its low schedule of
freight rates some days ago.
No more vivid object lesson on the need
and the effect of railroad competition has
ever been presented to the State of Cali
fornia. No more compact and vivid illus
tration of the need of the competing Valley
road in the San Joaquin Valley, its benefi
cent effect and its value to the regions to
which it may be extended, has yet been
put in form.
A week or more ago Traffic Agent Moss
of the Valley road announced a schedule
of freight rates between San Francisco as
one terminal, Stockton as another termi
nal and the various new stations on the
Valley road from Stockton south to Le
Grande, within a few miles of Fresno.
Rates to Fresno may not be issued for
some time owing to the pending right-of
way difficulties, which pievent the new
road from reaching and using the station
facilities planned for it in Fresno.
But the interesting and sicniticant fact
is that the Southern Pacific Company has
been forced to cut in the middle its freight
rates throughout a small section of Cali
fornia which has been reached by compe
tition. Thiß section of the State so blessed
has a somewhat elliptical shape, and ex
tends in the main from Stockton south to
Berenda, which is twenty-five miles this
side of Fresno. It includes the region
served by the Southern Pacific branch
line from Stockton to Milton and the re
gion also served by the West Side South
ern Pacific line from Peters, on the Milton
branch, down the valley to Merced.
It is mainly be iween these lines of the
Southern Pacific Company from Stockton
south that the new Vflley road extends,
and it is this 'region, now served by two
companies, which enjoys the halved rates
now put in force as a result of competition.
The region thus descrioed is a little less
than a hundred miles long and its width
is regulated on the east by the com
parative nearness of the Southern Pacific's
east side line and on the west it extends
into the mountains as far as anybody has
been dependent on the transportation fa
cilities afforded by the Southern Pacific
Company from its branch line westward
from Stockton to Milton south almost to
Everywhere else in the State and on its
system the local freight rates remain un
The new Southern Pacific rate sheet is
sued yesterday under the supervision of
Assistant Freight Agent G. W. Luce af
fects points only as far south as Berenda,
which is 178 miles from San Francisco by
the Southern Pacific route, 98 miles south
of Stockton and 29 miles north of Fresno.
This new schedule quotes rates from both
San Francisco and Stockton to all points
on the main line south of Stockton to
Berenda on the Milton branch, and on
the west side branch from Peters south
In this new schedule the Valley road
rates published some days ago are simply
met at competitive points. The rates, like
those of the Valley road, are based on the
Western classification. Special rates on
commodities specifically excepted from
the classification will be announced later.
These rates have nothing to do with grain
shipments, the rates for which were early
announced by the Valley road and
promptly met by the Southern Pacific.
Shippers who wish to know the new
rates will consult railroad agents, but
those interested in a general way in what
has happened may understand it from the
following selections from the new South
ern Pacific schedule, figures in brackets
being the old rates:
S. F. and
In a m ed
In cents per 100 lbs.
In cents per 2000 lbs.
Points 1 2 3 1 S A
Modesto. J17[291!15r24] 12[211 11 pß]| 9T171 9 rl7]
Merced. 3tff4H]'.3s [43J132 f40i;30 i 36]i23 [33J 22 
Peters jltf f23]jll [21J 10 [18J 9 fl^J 7|16J1 7 [IB]
Tnese and tne similar rates from other
points correspond almost exactly to the
rates issued by the Valley road for com
petitive points. In many cases the Valley
road rates are a trifle lower than those
quoted by the Southern Pacific and in a
few rare cases the Southern Pacific car
load rates are a very little lower than
those of its competitor.
"Wherever our rales are higher we shall
come down," said Traffic Manager Moss
of the Valley road yesterday.
Among the most important articles of
shipment which go into the San Joaquin
Valley are agricultural implements, which
are in class A, and the reduction in rates
in which can be seen by reference to the
table given. Dry goods and clothing are
scheduled in the first class as a rule, and
most groceries go in the second class.
Soap, which is one of the important arti
cles of freight traffic, is in the fourth class.
The large reductions thus made by the
Southern Pacific Company, however, affect
but a small portion of California, and fur
ther announcements of similar reductions
will accompany the progress of the Valley
AMONG THE WHEELMEN
Garden City Cyclers Will Conduct
Matinee and Electric Light '
' Entry blanks ■ are out for - the big race
meet of the Garden City Cyclers, to be
held at San. Jose on Admission day, Sep
tember 9. The events and prizes are as
One mile, novice— Gold medal, $25; silver
One mile, open, amateur— Suit, $35; suit,
$25; home trainer, $10; shoes. $5.: -
Two-thirds of "a mile, handicap, amateur-
Suit, $35 ; suit, $25 ; one-half dozen shirts, $10 ;
shoes, $5.' ■"■ ■'■ ;"■?. ■■-'/-• ' .* : . , ' \ '<
S One-third of a mile, scratch, professional-
Cash. $90; cash, $50; cash, $25; cash, $10.
One mile, handicap, proiessional— $90;
cash, $50; cash, $25; cash, $10.
The entries close Wednesday, Septem
ber 2, with .T. A. Desimone. secretary race
meet' committee. . ":..:_ .
This meet will doubtless attract many
crack riders, as the San Jose wheelmen
and the third-of-a-mile-track there are
both very popular witn the racing men
and the public.
The Garden City Cyclers will shortly
inaugurate a series of Saturday afternoon
meets on their track, and some in the
evening by electric light, during the fail
months. It is believed that matinee
racing can be made to pay there. During
the winter, when many of the Eastern
cracks will go to San Jose to try for
records, meets will also be held.
The Olympic Club Wheelmen will have
a theater party at the California to-night
and nearly all the seats have already been
taken by the members and their friends.
The prizes run in their road race last Sun
day will be distributed after the perform
Frank H. Kerrigan, chief counsel of the
league in this State, has returned from his
vacation trip to Lake County.
There will be a meeting at the Imperial
Cycling Club, 614 Van Ness avenue, to
morrow night, at which tne delegates ap
pointed by tbe various cycling clubs of
this City will meet to discuss the political
situation and decide upon whom they will
support as the wheelmen's candidates.
The Reliance Club Wheelmen of Oak
land will have a theater party at the Mac
donough next Mondoy evening, August 24.
Delegates from the various cycling clubs
of Alameda County will meet to-night at
tbe Acme Club to arrange the details of
the proposed fifteen-mile roadrace for
riders of that county.
The trustees of the Mechanics' Institute
have set apart Friday, September 4, as a
special bicycle day at the Mechanics' Fair.
Complimentary tickets will be issued to
ciub members' in uniform, and they will
give an elegant trophy to the club having
the largest number of members present.
A committee composed of one delegate
from each club will arrange the details of
Entries for the big meet to be held next
Saturday afternoon at Central Park close
to-night with Manager Fawcett, and none
will be accepted after then. A great deal
of interest is being manifested in the meet
among the club members, and the match
race between Jones and Terrill is the one
topic of conversation. There will prob
ably be a good deal of betting on this
event, as the friends of these riders are
legion and they are about evenly matched.
OVERCOATS FOR NOTHING,
How Newsboys Were Enabled
to Give Them Away
Clay Street Excited Over a Generous
Distribution of Useless
"Buy a paper and get an overcoat free,"
yelled an excited newsboy, as he dashed
up and down Montgomery street, between
Clay and Sacramento, yesterday afternoon
about 5 o'clock, with a bulky bundle of
evening papers under one arm and a still
heavier package of gossamer waterproof
coats under the other.
Passers by looked at him in amazement,
for the most glaringly advertised fire sale
never offered any such inducements as
that, and their surprise was increased
when half a dozen other boys appeared
similarly laden and with like appeals for
custom. Not a few pedestrians took ad
vantage of the bargains and received coats
and papers in exchange for their nickels.
There was no question of the coats being
genuine, but the trouble was to use them.
All were neatly folded, but so stuck to
gether by the influence of heat that it was
impossible to separate them, and the ma
jority were soon tossed away by the dis
gusted purchasers after the garments had
been torn in vain efforts to separate skirts
from sleeves or from each other.
The manner in which the boys acquired
possession of the coats was as laughable
as their customer's efforts to loosen the
folds of the gossamers.
Just before 5 o'clock an express wagon
heavily laden drove up in front of one of
the many employment offices that flourish
along the north side of Clay street, between
Montgomery and Kearny. The driver
looked around fora moment and then said
to a young man who looked curiously at
"Want a rain coat?''
Of course the fellow wanted a rain coat,
though rainy weather is still far distant,
and he promptly came forward to receive
the present. News of that kind spreads
quickly and before he had had time to
take a careful look at his prize others
came forward and seeing that there was
no objection began to select coats for
themselves. Next the crowds of men
loitering about the employment offices
rushed in for a share and were followed
by dozens from the saloons opposite.
Men walking along Montgomery and
Kearny streets half a block distant each
way caught the infection and joined the
throng, and inside of three minutes the
wagon was surrounded by a pushing,
shouting, perspiring mob, fighting for
Before the load, which contained several
hundred garments, was exhausted the ex
pressman became frightened for fear that
the crowd collected by his generosity
might cause his arrest for obstructing
the street, and drove away, followed by
the portion of the crowd that was un
The driver did not tell where he ac
quired the coats, but it was surmised that
some, burned-out firm of clothiers had
taken this method of getting rid of use
less gossamers. ..- ■•.•■"•""■
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FEW SEALS ABB TAKEN.
Discouraging Reports From th* Slttt off
SEATTLE, Wash., Aug 17.— The steam
ship Portland, Captain William Kidston,
arrived in port to-day from St. Michaels
and Unalaska, bringing advices from the
latter place to August 7.
The revenue cutter Rush dropped down
upon Unalaska on August 6 from the seal
ing grounds off Pribyloff Islands. There
are some seventy sealing schooners on the
grounds this season, so the commander of
the Rush reported, and of these about
sixty-five are.flying the British flag.
Owing to very unfavorable weather, not
to exceed two or three seals to the
schooner had, up to August 6, been
killed— the season opened on August 1
whereas under ordinarily favorable con
ditions each vessel would capture af many
as a hundred seals in that length of time.
Captain Kidston says the water is very
cold in and around the island, preventing
the seals from making their appearance,
owing to the prevalence of ice from the
Yukon and the Arctic as late as July 10.
The Government Seal Commission
headed by Dr. David Starr Jordan, was
preparing to leave Unalaska on the Rush
for a cruise to the sealing fleet when the
■ Hail Casualty ear Stockton. '
; STOCKTON, Cal., Aug. 17.-The north
bound train of the Southern ' Pacific Com
pany on the eastern division of the valley
ran , over ; an > unknown ' man | this " side fof
Mendota to-day: . The victim died in the
County Hospital at French Camp. He
did not see the approaching train and was
struck - : before r the ;, engineer could reverse
the j engine. The unfortunate 4 was about
25 years of age. He wore a sack coat and
vest of cheviot.
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Loans ,on diamonds. Interest low. At -Uncle
Harris', 15 Grant avenue.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1896.
Then Comes a Hard-Fought
Game of College
Possibilities of the Two Univer
sity Teams for the Com
THE MATERIAL IN SIGHT.
Berkeley Has Lost Most of Her Old
Line and Stanford Most of
V Her Backs.
The prospects of the two big university
football teams that will meet on Thanks-
Day* E. Brown of Oakland, Coast Champion Mile Runner, and Manager of the
Stanford Football Team.
giving Day for their sixth annual match
game are already being studied with keen
interest by the partisans of each college,
The University of California practically
began the fall term yesterday ; but foot
ball practice will not commence at Berkeley
before September 15, and Coach Butter
worth will arrive from the East two weeks
later to take the men in hand after they
have gone through the preliminary lim
bering up under the direction of Captain
Ransome and such volunteer coaches from
among the graduates as may offer their
services. Stanford University will not
open until the first of next month, but her
athletes will be out on the field fully as
early as their rivals across the bay, for the
Palo Alto coach is to arrive October 1.
All that is known at present as to his
identity is that he is not Walter Camp, the
"Father of football," and the veteran
Yale coach who has instructed the Stan
ord men for three seasons.
Just how the two college teams stand at
the opening of the season may be seen by
the following table, which indicates what
veterans will try for their old positions
and what places must be filled owing to
vacancies due to graduation and to other
causes. The figures after each name desig
nate the man's playing weight:
V. C. Positions. Stanford.
Hutchinson, 155 L. end X
L. tackle R
L. guard R Williams, 185
Selfridge, 187 Center Carle, 1«4
K. guard L..Capt.Fiekert, 185
R. tackle L Cotton, 180
R. end L Jeffs, 146
Kennedy, 147 Quarter
Sherman, 140 R. lialf J, Dole, 180
Capt- Ransome, 184. Fullback
Each eleven has lost six men. Berkeley
will have to build up a new center; Stan
ford will be strong there in the experience
of her men, but will have to fill all the
positions back of the line with material
from her last season's second eleven,
which Walter Camp so carefully trained
in preparation for the future. Dole him
self, the coast champion pole vaulter, was
really a second eleven man, having taken
part in last year's match only near the
end of the game when the veteran Frank
enheimer was retired from the field lame
There is a possibility that Berkeley may
not lose the services of her last year's
guards, Plunkett and Walthall, who,
though now students of the Affiliated Col
leges in this City, are still eligible to play.
There seems to be a good deal of doubt,
however, as to whether the men them
selves care to train under the difficulties
incident to their residence far from the
college campus. Of Berkeley's other old
players who will not put on the padded
suit this year there are: Reinhardt, tackle,
who is now football manager; Douglass,
tackle, back in his former position in the
mines at Angels Camp; Wilson, end,
graduated and out of college, and Hupp,
halfback, again in coilege but unwilling to
play because of severe injuries received
last season. But for one tackle's position
tne Berkeley men are sure of Simpson, 185
pounds, the promising player who was
barred last year for scholastic reasons. The
vacant halfback position may be filled by
Hall, 164 pounds, 'or by Carr, 154 pounds,
both substitutes last year. Then there
are Kaarsberg. a substitute back ; Bender,
a substitute quarter; Greisberg, a second
eleven man; "Giddy" Wilder, the substi
tute quarter, who played in the big match
of '94, when he and Harrelson were put in
the game after the Berkeley and Stanford
quarters had been ruled off for losing
their tempers. Then for new men so far
known there are Dickie, who was a substi
tute back for the University of Chicago
team last year; Anderson, a halfback
from the Oakland High School; Kingdon,
192 pounds, last year s Olympic Club cen
ter, who, as a student in the College
of Pharmacy it> eligible; Whipple,
a back from the Centerville High School,
and Birdsell, a big, short fellow from
Sacramento, who weighs 215 pounds at
present, but who has declared his inten
tion to train down, harden up and try for
In addition to these players, Captain
Ransome said yesterday that he has
noticed a good many big, heavy fresh
men, although be knows nothing of any
of them so far. ' 'But they appear to be the
kind we want," he said. "Big center men
are what we most need. Berkeley has
always had plenty of backs and ends.
From what 1 can see so far, the class of
1900 has better football material in it than
last year's freshman clsss had."
The Stanford team lost by graduation
Spalding, end; Campbell, tackle; Code,
quarter; Reynolds and Frankenheimer,
halfbacks, and Cochran, fullback, and
none of these men will return to college.
It was said last season that Camp had
trained up a second eleven at Palo Alto
that was almost as good as the varsity.
Among the exceptionally promising men
was Fisher, a halfback, who developed
too late to make the team but early
enough to make the veteran halfbacks ap
prehensive of their positions. Another
likely back was Ben Thomas. The work
of Mclntosh (138 pounds), captain of last
year's freshmen team, as a daring,
dashing quarter, makes him a prob
ability for that position in the
varsity. Rice (172 pounds), for the
last three years one of the most
conscientious players in tbe Stanford foot
ball squad, will be a strong candidate for
the vacant tackle position. Wilbur, tbe
giant shot-putter and hammer-thrower,
who entered the university after the foot
ball season was over, will try for a place
in the line, probably tackle or guard,
having played the latter position in the
Olympic Club team last year. He weighs
about 195 pounds and is powerfully built.
In addition, there are Harrington, 187
pounds, substitute guard last year and a
promising man; Bunker, 155 pounds, a
second eleven man, who played for the
Reliance Club part of last season, and
Hughes, Holbrook, Arnold and Straight,
all lively light men.
Soper, a resident of Honolulu who was
absent from college last season, developed
later in the year into a punter of unusual
ability, kicking forty and fifty yards regu
larly. To him the fullback position may
go this year.
For new men, so far known, ; Stanford
will have Murphy, a quarterback from
Salem, Or.; Harry Scoville, a Kiverside
High School player who weighs 175 pounds
and is solidly built; Sheeny, a big San
Francisco boy who weighs 200 pounds and
can run a hundred yards in less than
eleven seconds, and perhaps Perkins of
Southern California, a man who attended
the Case School of Applied Sciences in the
East last year; a brother of Clemans, Stan
ford's football hero and captain of '92; and
"Pogey" Griffiths, a player from St. Mat
thew's School at San Mateo. Clemans will
Cry for the football team, his brother
writes, and is sure of making the baseball
team. He spent the last year in one of the
colleges of the Oliio Valley. Griffiths is
now a lively baseball player.
Manager Dave Brown of the Stanford
team said yesterday that he purposes to
have two football fields ready for use as
■oon as college opens. He believes that
many of the cany accidents of each season
have been due largely to the poor condi
tion of the field when the beginners first
Brown is an Oakland boy and all bis
earlier schooling was obtained in that
city. While at the High Bchool he de
veloped into a wonderful runner and be
fore his graduation in December, 1892, had
won thirteen medals in contests with
many of th« best distance men on the
coast. Immediately after leaving the
High School he entered Stanford and for
the last four seasons has been a member
of the varsity track athletic team.
In 1895 under his captaincy the founda
tion was laid for the excellent team that
competed with the Berkeley champions
this year and divided honors evenly.
Brown was energetic amd enthusiastic,
and through his efforts what was the
mere outline of a cinder track at Stanford
for several years was converted into a use
Last season Brown was manager of the
track team. His success in the past made
him the logical candidate for the responsi
ble managerial position he now holds. Dur
ing his three arid a half years at college
Brown has distinguished himself as a
mile-runner, having on several occasions
lowered his own coast record for the mile,
which stands to-day at 4 mm. 36 sec.,
although he has covered the distance in
practice in 4 minutes 29 seconds. Not
large, Brown is one of the few persons
that would be taken for a record-breaking
athlete. He is 21 years of age, 5 feet 7}£
inches in height, and weighs 145 pounds,
rie is an exceptionally good judge of pace
and seems to run naturally and without
Strange to say, his younger brother,
Everett Brown, thiß year's track captain
at Berkeley, is also an unusually fine half
mile and mile runner. But though the
brothers attend rival universities they
have never yet decided their relative
speed in a race for that purpose.
ATTORNEY QUIIZOW'S ANSWER
Denies That He and Hl* Wife Swindled
Attorney H. W. Quitzow yesterday filed
his answer to the suit of Carpenter John
Clune, who alleges that Quitzow swindled
him out of tBIOS.
Quitzow denies severally and collectively
the allegations ol the plaintiff. He says
that Clune resided in his (Quitzow's)
house of his own volition and was not so
licited to come there. It is acknowledged
that in 1890 and 1891 Quitzow received
irom Cluno $2825 for stock of the River,
Harbor and Canal Dredging and Land
Company, but he says that the stock be
longed to Quitzow and was not purchased
by him for Uiune. It was not transferred to
Clune because he requested that it be left
in Quitzow's name.
For a further and separate answer, it is
alleged that the clause is invalidated by
the statute of limitation.
In regard to the Emigrant mining prop
erty, all the allegations of the plaintiff are
denied. It is also claimed that the case
has already beeu tried and decided in
favor of Quitzow by Judge Troutt.
Red hats were first worn by Cardinals in
the year 1245.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
WEIGHT OF TAXES
Merchants Trying to Have
It Kept as Low as
ASK FOB MORE TIME.
Preparing for the Meeting of the
State Board of Equali
IN DANGER OF A 810 RAISE.
A Committee Appointed to Protect the
City — Resolutions and
The Merchants' Association, aroused to
unusual activity by the prospect of having
the last assessment of property in San
Francisco raised by the State Board of
Equalization, called a atfeeting of business
men and taxpayers yesterday.
The meeting was held in the assembly
rooms of the Mills building and was a
thoroughly representative gathering. The
real estate men attend -d in force and to
gether represented over $200,000,000 worth
of taxable real estate in this City.
The result of the meeting was a tele
gram to Sacramento asking that the State
board delay action until San Francisco
can properly present her case, a series of
resolutions which clearly announce the
sentiment of the men assembled and the
appointment of a committee of five to
take up the City's fight and carry it
The telegram sent was as follows:
Ban Fkancisco, Aug. 17, 1896.
To the State Board of Equalization, State Cap
itol, Sacramento: The Mayor, the chairman oi
the City Board of Equalization, the Assessor's
office and the Merchants' Association respect
fully request an extension of two weeks' time
in which they wish to be heard relative to
subject of valuations in this City, inasmuch as
the assessment as now made is known to be in
excess of true values. Address immediately to
Mekchantb 1 Association.
The resolutions were as follows :
Whereas, It appears from reliable data fur
nished by the property-owners of the City and
County of San Francisco that the assessed val
uation of property in San Francisco exceeds
In many instances its actual value; and
whereas, the assessment roll has been increased
In the present fiscal year 10 about $357.
--000,000, being an increase ol about $30,000,
--000 over the assessed valuation of the past fis
cal year in spite of the general depression;
and whereas, the present assessed valuation of
property in San Francisco is comparatively
higher than in other counties throughout the
State; therefore, be it
Resolved, By the members of the Merchants'
Association and the property-owners of San
Francisco, in meeting assembled this seven
teenth (17th) day of August, 1896, that the
State Board of Equalization be hereby earn
estly and urgently requested to forego any in
crease in the present assessed valuation of
property In the City of San Francisco; and
Resolved, That we appeal to the sense of jus
tice of the State Board of Equalization, and
express our confidence in any action they may
take respecting the assessment of this City,
and if any alteration is mode in the present
assessment that it be in the nature ot a reduc
tion instead of an increase, because of depre
ciation in real estate.
The committee appointed consists
of M. A.; Rothchild, O. F. yon Rhein,
James Kelly, A. S. Baldwin and Colonel
The action of the merchants was taken
because at present the Board of Super
visors, which is the proper body to attend
to such matters, is on a vacation, and un
less the matter was attended to at once it
was as well not to do anything.
President Dohrmann opened the proceed
ings by explaining the situation, and an
nounced as the object of the meeting the
solution of the question, "What was to be
done to prevent the assessment from be
ing raised?" He then asked A. S. Bald
win to address the meeting.
Mr. Baldwin said it had been the policy
of the State board to take certain sales of
property and upon them to base the rate
of assessment. In doing so, he continued,
the board takes only those sales which
illustrate and lead to the point
sought to be made. The entire assess
ment, he said, should not be raised just
because some assessments are irregular,
but, he remarked, that was just what was
The assessment-roll of this City, he said,
Is a farce. No city in the Union has a roll |
so irregular, so inaccurate and so useless.
Some property, he went on, had been sold
for less than the assessed valuation, and
he asserted that, if such a thing were pos
sible, if all San Francisco should be sold
it would not bring the amount at which it
is now assessed. And this figure will be
raised at Sacramento unless sorneihing be
done. He suggested appointing a com
mittee to collect data to submit to the
Thomas Magee then spoke. He said
that the real-estate men of the City are
always willing to help the Assessor, but
they had not been called upon. Mr.
Siebe, he continued, had promised the
non-partisans that he would seek such
information when making assessments
but he had never done so.
Then Mr. yon Rhein moved that the
chairman, Mr. Dohrman, and Colonel
Taylor of the Supervisors, Colonel Little
representing the Mayor, and Mr. Briggs
representing the Assessor, should be ap
pointed a committee to seek further time
from the State board. He wished at least
Mr. Briggs of the Assessor's office was
then called for to speak to the motion.
Mr. Briggs was not prepared to say
whether or not San Francisco could secure
more time. His office, he continued, had
furnished all the data possible, and it
could do no more. Continuing, he said
that the assessments this year had been in
a great measure based on the sales of 1894
and 1895, and they were undoubtedly a
little irregular. He said, too, there was
no doubt but that San Francisco was
assessed fully 15 per cent higher than any
other city or county in the State.
Regarding remarks made that property
was being assessed too high, he said that
if any one who believed an over-assess
ment had been made would come out to
the office and show where such existed the
Assessor would be glad to hear from him
and consider the question.
One gentleman asked Mr. Briggs who
made the assessment. He believed Mr.
Bripgs made the assessment himself, and
he had found that Mr. Briggs had beeu
very hard to approach.
Air. Dohrman declined tp hear anything
of the past, but Mr. Magee believed that it
was necessary to show to the State board
that the Assessor and the Assessor's office
were alone the cause of the over assess
ments. Such pertinent questions, how
ever, were ruled out. It was a future con
dition, not one past, that confronted them,
the chairman said.
Colonel Taylor said that in the absence
of the board committees were taking
action. As chairman of the Board of
Equalization of San Francisco he did not
intend to go to Sacramento, but he would
write a letter. He would call attention to
the fact that the assessment roll of tb c
City had been increased $30,000,000 within
the last year and that real estate is now
worth less than it was a year ago, and
much less than it was two years since, and
not over 60 per cent of what it was three
years ago. Such a letter would go this
morning to Sacramento, he said.
Continuing, he said he would not ad
vise to send a delegation, but he would
send the ideas of the Merchants' Associa
tion in black and white. He had not much
of an opinion of the effect of a delegation,
and he thought a letter would be Detter.
Colonel Taylor said he would have no ob
jection to ask for delay.
Mr. Briggs was then asked if he would
join in the request for delay. He said the
Assessor's office would join in anything of
that kind, but he did not think any delay
would be granted.
Mr. Rothschild then offered as a substi
tute for Mr. yon Rhein's motion that a
telegram asking further time be sent, and
a committee of five be appointed to take
charge of the affair, and in case of time
being granted to appear before the board
in person if necessary, and also to prepare
a statement for the board's action.
After some discussion Mr. Rothschild's
motion prevailed and Mr. Dohrman ap
pointed the committee. The members at
once drew up their chairs to the table and
started the formulation of the resolution
and ihe telegram, which were afterward
adopted by the meeting.
INTERESTS THE COAST.
Discharge, Transfer* and Leaves of
Absence at the Presidio— Pensions.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 17.-By
direction of the Assistant Secretary of War
Isaac Londer, Battery A, Fifth Artillery,
now at the Presidio of San Francisco, will
be discharged from the service of the
United States on receipt of this order by
the commanding officer of his station.
The following transfers in Ninth In
fantry are made: First Lieutenant Frank
L. Dotids from Company A to Company I,
First Lieutenant John M. Sigworth from
Company I to Company A. Captain
James S. Rogers, Twentieth Infantry, will
report in person to the commander of the
United States Infantry and Cavalry
School at Fort Leayenworth, Kans., for
duty. The following transfers in the
Filth Cavalry are made: Second Lieuten
ant Powell Clayton Jr. from Troop C to
Troop M, Second Lieutenant Eugene P.
Jervey Jr. from Troop M to Troop C.
Leave of absence lor two months and
seven days is granted Captain Henry P.
Kingsbury, Sixth Cavalry. By direction
of the acting Secretary of War' the leave
of* absence granted Major Henry McEl
derry, surgeon, is extended two months.
I. Harrison Jr. was to-day appointed pay
master at Hernandez, San Benito County,
Cal., vice E. McKean resigned.
Pacific Coast pensions have been issued
California: Original— Clark M. Smith,
Hanford. Original widows — Frances
Smith, Los Angeles.
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JA. of tne City and County of San Francisco will
meet In their respective Assembly Districts on
TUESDAY EVENING, August 18, 1896, at 8
o'clock.for the purpose of organizing Official BeDnb-
llcan District Clubs under the auspices of and by
authority of the Republican County Committee,
in accordance with the plan adopted by the Re-
publican County Committee at a regular meeting
held August 13, 1896, a certified cypy of which is
in possession of the County Committeemen, who
are authorized to act as . organizers of clubs la
their : respective districts and at the meeting-
places designated as follows, viz. :
Where preclntsare mentioned they have refer-
ence to the district maps of 1894.
Clnb No. 1 wi I. meet for organization at Bin-
con Hall, SE. corner Second ard Folsom its., on
Tuesday evening, August 18, at 8 o'clock.
DISTRICT 29. .
Club No. 1 will meet for organization at Irish-
American Hall, 818 Howard St., on Tuesday even-
ing, August 18, at 8 o'clock.
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Club No. 1 will meet for organization at Pythian
Castle. 809 Market st., on Tuesday evening, Au-
gust 18, at, 8 o'clock.
Club No. 1 will meet for organization at Teutonia
Hall, 1322 Howard st., on Tuesday evening, Au-
gust 18, at 8 o'clock. .
Ciub No. 1 will meet for organization at Black's
Hall, 619 Bryant st., on Tuesday and Wednesday
evenings, August IS and 19, at 8 o'clock; and on
Thursday and Friday evenings, August 20 ana 21,
at Pennies Hall. Eighteenth and Kentucky sts- :
and for permanent organization at the Potrero
Opera-house, Eighteenth and Tennessee Bts., on
Saturday evening, August 22.
Club No. 1, comprising Precincts Nos. 1 to 8 inclu-
sive, will meet for organization at Maennerbund
Hall, Twenty-fourth st. ana Potrero aye., Tuesday
evening, August 18, at 8 o'clock, and for perma-
nent organization at Mangel's Hall, corner Twen-
ty-fouith and i'olsom sts., on Saturday evening,
August 22, at 8 o'clock.
' Club No. 2, comprising Precincts Nos. 9to 14 In-
clusive, will meet for organization at Masonic Hall,
Railroad aye., between Fourteenth and Fifteenth
aves.,on Tuesday evening, August 18, at 8 o'clock.
Club No. 1 will meet for organization at Mission
Turners' Hall, Eighteenth and Lapidge streets, on
Tuesday evening, August 18, at 8 o'clock.
Club No. 1 will meet for organization at 1339
Valencia street on Tuesday evening, August 18,
at 8 o'clock.
Club No. 1, comprising Precincts Nos. 1 to 8 In-
clusive, will meet for organization at Twin Peaks
Hall, corner Seventeenth and JN'oe streets, on
Tuesday evening, August 18, at 8 o'clock.
Club No. 2, comprising Precincts Nos. 9to 16
inclusive, will meet for organization at Rolando's
Hall, northwest corner Church and Twenty-eighth
streets, on Tuesday evening, August 18, at 8
Club No. 1 will meet for organization at Mowry's
Hall, southwest corner Grove ana Lacuna streets,
on Tuesday evening, August 18, at 8 o'clock.
Club No. 1 will meet for organization at Mascot
Ha 1, 1106 uolden Gate avenue, between Bu-
chanan and Webster streets, on Tuesday evening,
August 18, at 8 o'clock.
Club No. 1, comprising Precincts 7, 11, 12, IS,
14, 16, 16 and 17, will meet for organization at
1017 Larkin street, on Tuesday evening, August
18, at 8 o'clock.
Club No. 2, comprising Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
1 8, 9 and 10, will meet, for organization at orove-
I street Theater, Grove street, between Polk and
Van Ness avenue, on Tuesday evening, August
18, at 8 o'clock.
Club No. 1, comprising Precincts 1, 2, S, 4, 5, 6,
7 and 16, will meet for organization at Bear Club
Hall, southwest corner Fillmore and Post streets,
on Tuesday evening, August 18. at 8 o'clock.
Club .No. 2, comprising Precincts 8 to 15 inclu-
sive, will meet for organization at Hamilton Hall,
southwest corner Geary and Steiner streets, on
Tuesday evening, August 18, at 8 o'clock.
Club No. 1 will meet for organization at Plxlejr
Hall, northeast corner Pacific and Polk streets, oa
Tuesday evening, Angust 18, at 8 o'clock.
Club No. 1, comprising Precincts 1 to 7'fndtH' 1
give, will meet for organization at Benevolence
Hall, B'oal B'rlth building, 1-1 Eday street, on
Tuesday evening, August 18, at 8 o'clock.
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sive, will meet for organization at 1002 Hyde
street, on Tuesday evening, August 18, at 8
o'clock. ■ •• .». ' "
; Club No. 1 will meet for organization at Califor-
nia Hall, 620 Bush street, on Tuesday evening,
August 18, at 8 o'clock.
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5, 11, 12, 13 . and 14, will meet for organization
at 1408 Dupont street, between Green and Union,
on Tues iay evening. August 18, at 8 o'clock. .
Club No. 2, comprising Precincts Nos. 6, 7, 8, 9,
' 10, 15, 16 and 17, will meet for organization at 604
Lombard street, between Powell and Mason, on
Tuesday evening," August 18, at 8 o'clock.
: Club No. 1 will meet for organization at 639 Cal-
ifornia street on Tuesday evening, August 18, at 8
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Chairman Republican County Committee.
Secretary Republican County Committee.
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