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A BANNER THAT
But the Facts in the Case
Prove the Contrary
to Be True.
Democrats and Populists Are
Farther Apart Than Ever
REPUBLICANS IN HARMONY
Disappointed Candidates Have Had
Their Wardance and Are Now
Back in Camp-
Oakiakd Office San Francisco Call.)
908 Broadway, Oct. 1L J
A large banner was suspended across
Broadway yesterday. It was a "fusion"
banner and was hung in the sky for the pur
pose of creating the impression tbat local
Democrats and Populists are in harmony
and are working together. Half of the
banner is inscribed "Democratic County
Committee" and the otner half is appro
priated by the Populists. The headquar
ters consists of a room with two windows.
One is painted with the Democratic sign,
the other with the Populist. The attempt
to give the appearance tbat a combination
has actually been formed is so bold that
every intelligent person walking either
up or down Broadway is forced to smile.
To even suggest that there has been a
fusion between the two parties in tnis
county is a caiumny. In reality there is
more distrust and jealousy between tnem
than was ever known before. At the
meeting at Elite Hail last Thursday, which
was called a "siiver" meeting, who were
the vice-presidents? Not W. B. Eugiish
or his brothers, nor any of the leading
lights of tbe Democratic party. Does any
one suppose for an instant tnat W. W.
Foote and A. A. Bretz, who made some
history in the Legislature, are sailing in
the same boat? Or that astute men like
ex-Sheriff McKiliican and Frank J. Mof
fitt would condescend for a moment to
march in the same procession as I*. H. B.
Roseberg and Attorney Aram?
Robert Fitzgerald and Cleve Dam wish
the public to believe that they have locked
arms politically with C E. Gardner and
Major Howe. The idea is absurd, but
not more absurd than the decention is
complete. Fusion between Sheriff White
and P. E. Dalton, or Chief of Police Lloyd
and M. F. Tarpey.
The old guard of the Democracy of this
county has been forced by its conscience
to repudiate the Chicago platform. The
men who made the party and who con
stituted it are in it no longer. John R.
Britton, ex-Mayor J. West Martin, Thomas
Prather, J. C. Martin and many otber pow
erful names are not now on the Demo
cratic roll. Tney have fused, but it is
with the sound-money men, and the twin
banner certainly possesses no significance
so far as they are concerned.
Where, then, is the fusion ? It begins
and ends in the banner.
Since the county convention was held
and tbe multitude of aspirants for nomi
nations have learned their fate, the Re
publican party has settled down to united,
active work. For a few days after tbe
conventions at Vallejo and Alameda there
were some discoutented Republicans, and
if the election had been held tbe following
day personality might have triumphed
over party fealty. The interval between
the conventions and the election is rapidly
changing all this. Disappointed candi
dates have forgotten how their pride was
wounded aud are now working for their
former rivals. Some of the meu who a
month ago were disturbing elements will
never be heard of again, and as for the in
dependent candidates there is not the
slightest reason to believe that one will be
elected. The prospects of the party on
tue eve of an election have never been
more hopeful for six years than they are
now. The stupidity of nurturing internal
strife and thus jeopardizing the success of
the party has been made bo apparent that
there is little danger of its being repeated.
The idea of Mayor Davie tbat tbe Legis
lature should deal witb the tuberculin
test business, expressed in this column
last week, has borne fruit and the Council
has refused to pass the ordinance over
his Honor's veto. The matter will now go
to the Legislature and be so handled that
it will apply to all counties alike. This is
certainly the only just way to legislate in
this regard, as dairymen in this county
are compelled, through force of circum
stances, to purchase cows from other
counties. Und«r the proposed ordinance
this could not be done except by notifying
the Inspector and having the animals
tested as soon as tney entered this county.
No vender would send animals on trial,
and no purchaser cnul-.i afford to bring
animals nere on speculation. This and
many similar conditions have convinced
the local lawmakers tbat any precau
tionary measure must be made applicable
to the whole State, so the matter will rest
for a couple of months. S. W. B.
GERMAN SINGING FEST
AH the Lccal Societies Join in
a Splendid Programme at
A Grand Parade Preceded the Festival.
Chorus of Three Hundred
Oakland Office SanFbancisco Call,)
908 Broadway, Oct. 11. J
Tbe German societies of Oakland held a
grand festival at Shell Mound Park to-day.
Tbe beautiful weather attracted those to
whom the name of Fatherland is dear
from all the cities around the bay and the
fest was a great success.
The festivities commenced with a parade
from Germania Hall this morning. Like
all German public events, this one was
liberally supplied with fine bands and the
music was of a character in keeping with
the festival. The Verein Eintracht, Her
mann's Bens, Oakland Turn "Verein, Oak
land Vorwaerts, Harmonic, Bed Men and
Hecker societies had charge of the affair.
The festivities commenced at 1 :30 o'clock
and one of the principal features was the
cborus of 800 male voices from the singing
section of tbe Verein Eintracht, Oaklana
Turn Verein and the Vorwaerta, under tbe
direction ot W. Kaehier and GusUv Al-
Henry Dohrmann, president of tbe day,
Delivered a patriotic address.
In Aid of St. Joseph*.
OAKLAND, Cal.. Oct. 11.-The fair of
tbe Portuguese Catholic Church of Oak
land will be opened to-morrow (Monday)
for the benefit of St. Joseph's. It will last
three weeks and the opening to-morrow
will be a grand affair at tbe Exposition
buiMing. A magnificent programme has
been arraneed, with a grand concert by
Miss Carr True Boardman, assisted by
Miss Annie B. Collins, Miss Kate o'Neil,
contralto, Miss Emma Wells, soprano,
and W, C. Wilson, barytone. Rev. Gloria,
pastor of the church, is using every effort
to make the fair productive as well as
amusina; during the time. There will be
a San Francisco night and other attrac
Dr. I.incEser I< Installed With Imposing
OAKLAND, Cal., Oct. 11.— Rev. M.
Linczser, D.D., was formally installed as
rabbi of the Congregation Beth-Jacob this
afterncon. The ceremonies were very im
posing, and were attended with all the
forms of the Jewish ritual prescribed for
such occasions. There was a special choir
and the musical programme was carefully
selected aud ably rendered.
The synagogue Beth-Jacob has been
withont a regular rabbi for some time,
and the installation of Dr. Linczser marks
the commencement of a new period of
activity for the congregation.
Dr. M. Linczser is a Hungarian rabbi,
and is well known as a Talmndist. This
i 8 his second charge in this country, and
when he is settled he will send for his
wife and family, who are at present living
Visited by Kurglars.
OAKLAND, Cal., Oct. 11.— A peculiar
case of robbery was reported to the police
to-night in the 1600 block on Sixth street,
where a man named Wiliiam Smith has
reaided aloue for some time. He owns the
property and is known to have consider
able money. He went to San Francisco
lest night and has not yet returned. To
day neighbors saw a stranger in tlie house,
but thought, nothing of it until this even
ine, and as Smith did not return they
made an investigation.
They found the house had been broken
into and that a general ransacking had
taken place. An officer made a thorough
search, but as it was not known just what
was in the place there is no proof that
anything was taken. A few days ago
Smith is said to have stated that he had
$1300 in cash in the bouse, and his neigh
bors expect when he returns to learn that
this has gone.
ALEX LAIDLAW'S DEATH
Known as the Only Judge Who
Ever Fined Himself in
Ha Was the Man Who Surveyed the
California and Nevada Narrow-
Gaus:? Ro j d
Oakland Offick San Francisco Call,)
908 Broadway, Oct. 11. )
Alexander Laid law died at a private
sanitarium in San Francisco to-day, and
his remains were brought over to Oakland
for interment. Ex-Judge Laidlaw con-
ALEXANDER LAIDLAW, Who Was Equally Proficient as a
Lawyer and an Engineer*
tracted a severe cold a few weeks ago, but
he was not thought to be seriously ill till
a few days ago. Tbe news of bis death
was a great surprise to his friends here.
Alex Laidlaw figured prominently in
Republican politics in this county till four
years ago, when he removed to San Fran
cisco. • He was born in Milwaukee forty
two years ago, and after coming to this
coast he qualified himself both as a lawyer
and a civil engineer.
Ten years ago he was elected Police
Judge of Oakland on the Republican
ticket and served a term. He became
famous as tue only Judge in the State
■who ever fined himself. On one occasion
Judge Laidlaw did not consider his be
havior was consistent with his office so
he ascended the bench and fined himself
$25. The record is on the minute books of
the Police Court.
He was elected for a second term over
Judge Henshaw, no* Supreme Justice,
but the Supreme Court sustained the
election of Henshaw.
When the California and Nevada Rail
road was planned and Vanderbilt was
going to invest on the coast Alex Laid
law surveyed the route and proved that
be was a capable engineer. lie was also
employed for a time in the Surveyor-Gen
The deceased was a member of tbe Ma
sonic order and also of the I. 0. 0. F.
At the Churches.
ALAMEDA, Cal., Oct. ; 11.— The First
Presbyterian congregation listened to a
very interesting address to-night, given
by Mrs. de Siiva, a native of China. She
related . many incidents of ' the . beneficial
influence of Christianity to her people in
their homes and every- day life. - : . ;
At : Christ's Chapel J. W. Webb, ? State
president of the Good Templars, told of
the needs of his work and some of the
- The Rev. J. Romell, chaplain of the
Mariners' Church of San Francisco, spoke
to-night iat ; the First Congregational
Church. He gave the results of , his work
with the seamen. : ; " r::V ' "
. Hon. S. W. Furuuson, assisted lby ; Mrs.
J. D. Janison, conducted the Bible class in
the Park-street M. £. Church during the
afternoon. .-■-.- ..
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The freshmen at the university are discuss
ing the problem which confronts nearly every
first-year class, and that is where ■ shall they
hold their glee— in San Francisco or In Berke
ley .-.•-■•.>---. .^;-v- : ■■..■■■. ■■ -'- ■" ", -
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The speakers for the West Berkeley meeting
of the People's Party Club next Tuesday even
ing- will be * Dr. Carrie Young, Colonel J. L.
Lyon and Colonel Greenleaf. . j
Women prompters have been tried at
Covent Garden Theater with success, as it
has been found that their voices carry
better across the stage and are less audi
ble in the auditorium.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1896.
League of the Cross Cadets
Muster From Three
Company A of Oakland Unfolds
Its Colors at St. Francis
ADDRESS BT FATHER YORKE.
Refers to the Supply of Sectarian
Periodicals to the Free
Oakland Office San Francisco Call.)
908 Broadway, Oct. 11. 5
When the sun shone for the first time
upon tbe rich colors of the beautiful
American standard as it burst at the mast
head over St. .Francis de Sales this after
noon, a shout went up from full 10,000
The League of the Cross rally and fiag
raising of Company A of Oakland was
somewhat in the nature of a surprise. The
local people were not prepared to see such
an outpouring of cadets from across the
bay, and as they marched up Broadway
they made an admirable showing.
The first part of the ceremonies consisted
of an indoor entertainment in the large
The room had been tastefully decorated*
with red, white and blue bunting, while
draped about tbe platform were large
American flags. It was occupied by Revs.
Yorke, McSweeney, Cull, Butler, Cran
mell, O'Ryan, Scanlon, Hon. R. M. Fitz
gerald, T. F. Garritty, Messrs. J. J. Pow
ers, M. Pomer, F. P. Summers and F.
Wyras, D. J. Mahoney aud President of
the day *\ N. Hanrahan.
The programme was opened with the
chorus, "Veni Creator.'' D. J. Mahoney
gave a very interesting account of the
aims and objects of the league, in which
he said it knew no sect or creed, but was
working for tbe uplifting of mankind,
held down by the demou drink. After
this there were several entertainiug num
bers, which finished the opening exercises.
The First Regiment, League of the
Cross Caaets, from San Francisco, arrived
by the Creek route and marched up
Broadway at 2 o'clock. The boys were
taken into the armory, where a lunch was
The companies of the regiment turned
out as follows:
St. Mary's Parish — Company A, Captain
Frank 6. Drady, Lieutenant William Hopper,
Lieutenant Robert Drady, seventy-five men.
St. Charles' Parish— Company B. Captain J.
T. Curler, Lieutenant Ea Calden, Lieutenant
Fred Hooper, twenty men>
Bacred Heart Parish— Company D, Captain
James Mcßride, Lieutenant I. D. Dwyer, Lieu
tenant Harry McGurren, fifty-three men.
St. James' Parish — Company E, Captain
Daniel McCarthy, Lieutenant E. A. Crowley,
Lieutenant B. Maloon, forty men.
St. Brlgid's Parish— Company G, Captain E.
J. Powers, Lieutenant William D. Madden,
St. Brendan's Parish— Company H, Captain
J. Power, Lieutenant Lewis Healy, Lieutenant
J. Regan, fifty men.
St. Peter's Parish— Company I, Captain P.
Hafcgerty, Lieutenant C. Skelly, Lieutenant H.
Power, forty-five men.
St. Paul's Parish— Company X, Captain J. H.
Reilly, Lieutenant P. Casey, Lieutenant J.
O'Neill, fifty-five men.
Mission Dolores' Pariah— Company L, Cap
tain William Clark, Lieutenant J. Carr, Lieu
tenant N. S. Denver, thirty men.
St. Francis' Parish— Company M, Captain T.
Dinen, Lieutenant P. Quirk, Lieutenant £.
Tbe regiment stood in battalion forma'
tion in fiont of the school building during
The exercises Depan with the "Star-
Spangled Banner," the first note of which
was the sienal for "Old Glory" to be unfurl
ed to the breeze from the flagstaff on the
school building. As it was unfurled a
shout went up from the great throng.
President of the Hay P. N. Hanrahan
gave a welcome to the audience, and in
troduced Peter C. Yorke of San Francisco
who spoke as follows:
We are gathered here this afternoon for the
patriotic ceremony of raising the American
flag over our school. The Catholics of this
country have not been behind those of any
sect or creed in support of the system of public
schools of this country. W,e pay our taxes
because we behove in keeping religion out of
them, whether it be Catholic or Protestant
We pay our money for our own schools so as to
De aDle to teach the youth jeligious principles.
The raising of the American nag over a Cath
olic school is no new thin^. The red stripes
represent the blood oi Catholics as well as
those of others. The white stripes and stars
reflect the patriotic deeds of Catholics as well
as those of Protestants. It is a good thing for
the city of Oakland and Alameda County in
this year 1896 to turn attention to the mean
ing of this flag. It is a flag of color and not of
darkness. It is not a flag of dark deeds or
dark-lantern societies. It is not afraid of the
There Is a free library in this city supported
by the taxes of Catholics and Protestants.
The management has refused to allow two
papers to be in it because they let in light on
a society composed of moles, bats and night
owls. The librarian, named Peterson, says
they barred the papers because some one
wanted to have the American Patriot, daw
known as the American Standard When he
says the Monitor and Star were barred because
oi the de lire oi some one to introduce the A.
P. A. Standard he tells something that Is not
the trutn, and he knows it.
I hold here the documentary evidence to
show that the library had subscribed and paid
for the American Standard. The payment runs
to the month of June, 1895, and the paper hns
never been ordered stopped; and when the
librarian says the Monitor and Star were
stopped so as not to introduce the Standard he
does not tell the truth. The American Patriot
is the paper which insulted the Catholic
women and maligned the sisters in our con
vents. It is. meet and just to fling this glorious
banner to the wind, so that such people may
grovel in the dark and know that the flag
stands not for cowardice, but for liberty.
Hon. K. M. Fitzgerald was the second
speaker. He said:
It has been stated that we meet here for a
double purpose, to raise the stars and stripes,
the flag of our country, and to give our appro
bation to the motto on another banner — "Tem
perauce." Patriotism is a love of home and
country. Our country's flag stands for free
dom and religious liberty, and patriotism is
what causes us to pledge fealty and life if nec
essary to save it.
Thomas F. Garrity, the last speaker,
said in part :
The object nearest and dearest to the hearts
of the American people Is the betterment of
mankind. You are the architects of your own
future and you are building the temple well.
Youth nas hope, energy and enterprise and he
must keeo his enterprise and energy up if he
will maintain hope and realize his ambitions.
Never give up when circumstances are against
A dress parade and review by the League
of the Cross Cadets followed, after which,
e without breaking ranks, they marched to
the creek boat and embarked for San
Francisco. The affair was in charge of a
committee consisting of Father T. Mc-
Sweeney, J. J. Power, M. R. Bronner and
F. P. Summers.
DR. PAYNE ON SUFFRAGE
Berkeley's Unitarian Pastor
Takes Up the Subj?ctfor
Giving a Series of Three Sunday
Morning Lectures— Berkeley
BERKELEY, Cal., Oct. IL— ReT. E. B.
Payne, pastor of the Unitarian Society of
Berkeley, has taken up the cause of
woman suffrage and is giving a course of
three Sunday-morning lectures on the
The first of tbe three was given this
morning. His general topic was, "Rela
tion of Woman to the Life and Work of
The remarks of Dr. Payne this morning
were confined to woman in her domestic
sphere. Next Sunday he will speak on
-woman in her relation to the larger life
and work of the world, and on the Sunday
following he will consider the rnpre special
subject of her part in public affairs.
Dr. Payne's announcement that he
would speak on the subject this morning
brought out an unusually large audience.
Tbe prime word for woman, as also for man,
is the Scripture saying-, "The word is nigti
thee." Listening woman has always beard
tbe words household and home. She always
will bear them and obey them. lam glad to
say this, because there are so many who ibink
that after November 3 there will be a complete
overturn of domestic order in the households
of Caliiornia. And this is what Miss Anthony
and her coadjutors are working for. There
fore, to steady the disturbed nerves of meu, I
say that women have a. ways heard these two
words, have obeyed them and always will.
For they have heard them for. their own
But why have women undertaken the house
hold care and toil? Because they heard that
other word, home, which means far more.
This, rather than the mere delight in the work
of the housewife, makes them faithful to the
But they realize that the perfect home Can
not be secured by an outer and slavish devo
tion to the details oi household toil. This for
many women is the reason why they seek for
au expansion of their lives and work, that
they may better serve the home.
"Want Them Expelled.
BERKELEY, Cal., Oct. 1L — There
promises to ba a lively time to-morrow
afternoon at the meeting of the asso
ciated students which President Elston
will call, when the mailer of expelling
from their body the Democrats who sent
resolutions condemning the recent action
of tbe Yale students toward Bryan comes
up for discussion. The Republicans at
tbe university are angry with the Bryan
men for sending out such resolutions as
coming from a part of the student body,
and their dragging the University into
politics. The same old question of whether
a man can be a university student and a
citizen at tbe same time will be brought up.
Thus far during the present campaign
the students have taken quite a prominent
part in politics, especially the representa
tives of the Students' Republican Club.
President Oliver of this club was, last
week, accused of speaking in public as a
representative of the university, and not
as a mere private citizen, but this accusa
tion proves to haye been groundless. Now,
the Democrats have, in a set of resolutions,
expressed their attitude toward the Yale
students, and forwarded them to Bryan
and to President Dwight of Yale. In them,
the name of the university is used, and it
is this point which the students will dis
Expulsion from the associated students
seems hardly probable, but the students
expect to settle once for all the propriety
and policy of connecting the university
wittf their political movements.
BERKELEY, Cal., Oct. 11.— The Republican
County Central Committee has arranged to
have Hon. Louis Titus speak at West Berkeley
to-morrow evening, in East Berkeley Tuesday
evening and in Lorln Thursday evening.
The Woman's Christian Temperance Union
has chosen the following delegates to the State
convention, which will meet at Petal uma to
morrow: Mrs. Armstrong, Mrs. Milsap: alter
nates—Dr. Carrie Young, Mrs. Embury. '
Professor Charles Mills Gayley, head of the
English department at the State University,
delivered the second lecture in his course on
"The Christianity of Paul" at St. Mark's this
Big "C" emblems have been conferred on the
following athletes at the university as marks
of distinction: Batchelder, Hennessy, Mo
lißren, Wheeler, Kaarsburg, Gooding, Krug,
Dickie, Miller, Crafts, Cushiug, Jackson, Dorn
» 0 *
THOSE HISTORIC TREES.
To Be Planted Next Monday—Superin
tendent McLaren's Idea-
More of the historic trees from the thir
teen original States of the Union, which
are to be planted in the valley in Golden
Gate Park where the Forty-nine Mining
Camp of the Midwinter Fair was located,
have been received at the park. There is
a red maple from Delaware, a birch from
Rhode Island, a linden from the grave of
Thomas Jefferson and a white oak from
the battlefield of Sarttoga, and the others
are expected within the next three or four
dayfe. These trees will be planted with
appropriate patriotic ceremonies next
Monday under the auspices of Sequoia
Chapter of the Daughters of the American
Revolution, of which chapter many of the
most prominent ladies of San Francisco
They are to be laid out in the shape of
an arch, with the tree from Pennsylvania
to represent the keystone, and six placed
equidistant on each aide of it. The stakes
showing where they will be located have
been driven by order of Superintendent
McLaren. On tbe outside of this arch
there will be planted a hedge and outside
of these a twelve-foot wide walk will be
Tbe superintendent has an idea that the
spot would be made still more attractive
by planting witbin the arch thirty-two
additional trees, one irom each State ad
mitted into the Union, with a giant sequoia
to represent California. "And," said tbe
superintendent yesterday, "there is a pos
sibility tnat this will be carried into
First Sermon Delivered in
Three Decades, and Rev. M. M.
Gibson Still Watches Over
BUILDING UP A CHUKCH.
His Congregation Will Ba Joined by
Others in Celebrating the Grand
Thirty years ago Rev. M. M. Gibson of
he United Presbyterian Church assumed
the pastorate of that place of worship in
He reached here on the second Sunday,
the 14th of October, 1866, on the old
steamer Constitution via Panama, when
the church was only a mission, which bad
Rev. M. M. Gibson, D.D.
been organized in January of that year.
He was sent here by the General Assem
bly of the United Presbyterian Church of
Pittsburg to take charge of the mission,
and he has been here ever since without
interruption, building up the congrega
tion from a handful of worshipers to the
powerful organization it is to-day.
In honor of the thirtieth anniversary of
Mr. Gibson's pastorate there is to be a
jubilee celebration lasting one week, be
ginning next Tuesday night at the beauti
ful church at the corner of Golden Gate
avenue and Polk street. On that evening
there will be a Christian Endeavor meet
ing, at which Rev. Dr. Rader of the Third
Congregational Church and Dr. Dille of
the Central Methodist Church will speak;
also Holla V. Watt and J. S. Webster will
On Wednesday evening there will be a
thanksgiving offering dinner from 6 to 8
o'clock, giveu by the ladies of the congre
gation. Then there will be some alter
dinner speeches by the pastors of the City,
including Rev. Drs. Case and Mackenzie.
On Thursday night there will be a grand
vocal and instrumental concert
On Friday evening there will be a per
formance by the children of the three
Sabbath-schools attached to the church.
Last night Rev. Dr. Gibson, after thirty
years, delivered tbe same sermon he spoke
from the crude pulpit on tbe evenii he
assumed charge of the United Presbyterian
The text of Rev. Mr. Gibson's first sermon
was from the Book of the Acts, x:29. "I
ask, therefore, for what intent ye have
sent for mer"
The theme was first taken up negatively,
the preacher Baying:
"It was not merely to tickle tbe ear and
please the fancy with rethoric and flight
of oratory, neither was it that I might
place myself on exhibition in the pulpit
every Sabbath morning.
"On the other hand, stated Mr. Gibson,
"I believe you sent for me to preach the
gospel of Jesus Christ; to expound the
Scriptures of the word of God so far as it
is given me ability to so do; to warn you
against error in practice as well as theory.
"While we are anxious to maintain cor
rect principles, it is necessary 'to know
how to carry them out, and this is what
you have wanted me for.
"You want me to comfort you in time
of sorrow, which comes to all in life, as
well as in time of sickness; also to set a
proper example to those under my care in
"On the other hand there are corre
sponding duties involved upon you who
have invited me to come.
"If you sent for me to preach the word
of life it is your duty to attend this preach
ing with diligence and consistency in the
bouse of God. It is the duty of those who
hear to meditate on the truths proclaimed
in order to practice what is heard. If you
do not meditate upon what you bear I do
not care how often you attend, for what
you hear must reach the wheels of ex
istence through meditation.
"It is expected that your pastor will re
ceive the hearty co-operation of his flock,
for two cannot walk together unless they
"It is the duty of a people who wait on
a pastor to pray for him, as the apostles
begged of the Christians to pray for them."
REALTY MARKET REVIEW,
Only Few Transactions of Any
Importance Effected Last
THE OUTLOOK IS PROMISING.
Miscellaneous News Items Which
Were Gathered From Many
Toe real estate situation has not changed
materially during the past week. Hope is the
salient feature in all quarters and dealers
seem to h&ve confidence tbat all sanguine ex
pectations will be fully realized within reason
able time. Good judgment is being exercised
by buyers, and offerings are being canvassed
with critical eye, Wiiile there is no very
marked enthusiasm perceptible in realty cir
cles, there is a feelllng ot satisfaction and con
tent very evident among those who happen to
be possessed of more or less city proDerty.
There appears to be tacit admission that all
downward tendency has been checked aud
that a revival of activity of any consequence
must necessarily impart a stronger tone to
LOANS BEING HADE.
Mngee's real estate circular for the month
has the following to say regarding the with
drawal of money from savings banks:
"The amount of money being lent on City
real estate is not large, while none at all is
now, nor has for a long time been lent in the
country. The Hibernia Bank charges 6% per
cent on the small loans it grants; the others
charge 7 when they grant any new loans,
which is seldom, or renew old loans, whicn
they invariably do, as they expire. They re
auire the old loan to be reduced if the value
of the real estate has fallen since it was
made. If it were now possible to get at the
facts it would be interesting to know how
many hundreds of thousands of dollars in all
have been lost to depositors at our savings
banks by the withdrawal of their deposits.
The money they drew has since in nearly every
case lain idle. Never could depositors gener
ally less afford to waste money ; never in the
history of our savings banks have thay wasted
so much as this year, by foolish withdrawals.
They will all, we think, soon appreciate their
lolly in this matte*. To tell them now of it
would be useless. Experience is the only file
that will cut eye teeth, and they have been
rubbed by savings batik depositors against
that file very severely for the last six months."
BKVIEW OF THE RECORDS.
There were 10J deeds placed on record dur
ing the week. Among those were for the
southwest corner of Pacific avenue and Pierce
street, 68 :9x127 :8|*£ feet, from Joseph M. Wood
to Samuel B. Welch, aud the nortnwest corner
of Sutter and Baker street s, 42 :3x87 :6 feet.
The number of mortgages recorded last week
was sixty-five, aggregating $129,139. Among
the larger loans were the following:
By Ellen and James M. Lyons and Samuel T.
Sebelle to Hibernia Savings and Loan Society,
$7600 for one year from October 3, 1896, at 6Jj
per cent on property southeast corner of Lyo:i
and Sutter streets and south side of Broadway,
43:9 feet east of Scott street, east 43:9x87:6
feet; by J. M. aud Marion N. Wilson to Phebe
A. Hearst, $6500 for two years from October j
2, 1896, at 6% per cent per annum on property
on east side oi Octavia street, 25 feet south of
Vallejo, south 25x112:6 feet; by Mary K.
Heron to German Savings and Loan Society,
$5000 for one year from September 25, 1896,
at 7 per cent per annum on property at south
west corner oi Jackson and Baker streets, west
25x100 feet; by Lydia S. Eelnstein to Hiber
nia Savings and Loan Society, $5000 for one
year from October 1, 1896, at 6^ per cent on
property on north side of Eddy street, 80 feet
west of Leavenworth, west 31:6x137:6 feet;
by A. R. and Lizzie P. Gunnison to Hibernia
Savings and Loan Society, $4500, for one year,
from October 6, 1896, at 6% per cent, on prop
erty on north side of Twenty-first street, 155
feet east of Church, east 75x114 feet; by
Joseph and Emma Bamford to Thomas Leach,
$3790, for three years, from October 3, 1896,
at.4 per cent per anuum, on property on west
side of Howard street, 168 feet south of
Fifteenth, south 32x245 feet; by Louisa and
A. H. Harms to Lizzie R. Bush, $3600, for two
years, from October 3, 1896, at 9 per cent per
annum, on property ou southeast corner of
Twenty-fourth and Capp streets, east 59x65
feet; by Chester L. and Annie E. Hovey to
Hibernia Savings and Loan Society, $3500, for
oue year, from October 2, 1896, at 6V£ per
cent, on property on north side of
Broadway, 34:4*2 feet west of La
guna street, west 34:4^x137:6 feet;
by Albert Abranis to German Savings and
Loan Society, $3500 for one year from Octo
ber 6, 1896, at 7 per cent, on property on north \
side of Geary street, 62:6 feet east of Hyde, ;
lot 25x87:6 feet; by Delia F. Page to German j
Savings and Loan Society. $3500 for one year !
from October 6, 1896, at 7 per cent, on prop- j
erty on north side of Post street, 112:6 feet :
east of Leavenworth, east 25x137:6 feet; by-
Elizabeth L. May to Hibernia Savings and
Loan Society, $3500 for one year from October
1,1896, at 6% per cent, on property on east
side of Webster street, 82:6 feet north of Pine,
north 30x81:3 feet; by Abraham Levy to Home
Investment Association, $3500 for six years 1
at 7 per cent per annum, from October 3, 1896, j
on property on the north side of Bryant
street, 131:3 feet east of Steiner, lot 25x127:6 |
The releases were thirty-four in number, ag
gregating $74,630. The largest were as fol
From Hibernia Savings and Loan Society to
D. J. Einfeldt, $8000 on property on each side
of Belvedere street, 108:9 feet south of Wal
ler, south 25x121 :10>£ feet; from Occidental
Loan Association to P. and Anna Mulligan.
$8000 on property on the southwest corner of i
Hayes and Uevisadero streets, south 25x81:3
feet; from Albert Wllford to Mary E. and
James Heron, $5000 on property on the south
west corner of Jackson ana Baker streets, south
25x81 :3 feet; from German Savings and Loan
Society to Elise S. V. and Paul Neumann,
$5000 on property on north side oi Bush
street. 145 feet east of Octavia, east 30x120
feet; from Hibernia Savings aud Loan Society
to N. T. Whiting, $4500 on property on the
southwest corner of Geary aud Williams
streets, south 62 :6x28 feet.
A new cottage la to be built by Jacob Hey
man on the north line of Alvarado street, west
R. M.Winston has retired from the real estate
firm of A. M. Speck & Co.. owing to prolonged
illness. The fiim has added a general auction
department to its business under the charge
of Frank W. Butterfield.
Bovee, Toy & Sonntag report the sale of 130
acres of land in the McMahan. Tract, near Win
ters, for $8700.
The plans prepared by Architect Shea for the
new municipal building to be erected on the
site of the old City Hall have been accepted
by the Board of Supervisors, and advertising
for sealed proposals will bu opened on the 26 th
Baldwin & Hammond have been appointed
the agents for William H. Howard, who has
placed in their hands for sale a >ong line of
very choice local realty. Including improved
and unimproved parcels. The property is
mostly all mortgaged, and tbe prices asked in
many instances is but little above tbe amount
of the mortga c.
A large part of the ground floor of the build
ing being erected by Clans Spreckels on Mar
ket street, opposite Grant avenue, will be occu
pied as a market. Already a number of ten
ants have been f ouna for the various stalls by
G. H. Umbsen & Co., the agent. The third
floor will be ijsed as a photograph gallery.
The building will be ready for occupancy in
about two months.-
Bovee, Toy & Sonntag will place the Hat?h-
Armstrong nut and fruit orchard on the mar
ket in the near future. The land in question
is situated about four miles irom Acampo, San
Joaquin County, and consists of 1015 acres of
land. Surveys are now being made.
Lafayette Park will probably be improved.
The land fronting Washington street is to be
graded down and planted with grass. The
clerk of the Board of Supervisors has been
ordered to advertise for bids for the proposed
The Market-street Railway Company are re
moving their unused streetcar rails on Point I
Lobos avenue, from First avenue westward,
which the people of the neighborhood have
been complaining of recently.
Superintendent McLaren of tbe Golden Gate
Park has offered to supply trees for the pro
posed work of beautifying Golden Gate avenue
from Van Ness avenue westward. The Super
visors will probably co-operate with the Park
Commissioners in this work.
Extensive building operations are at present
in progress iv the Lakeview tract, and j.he Mc-
Carthy Company, agents for the property, re
port that several others of greater or less pre
tentions are mapped out for the coming sea
It is yet uncertain whether or not the Pacific
Union Club will purchase the Van Ness avenue
and Bush street property.
The question of selling the bonds for the site
is the point on which the matter hinges.
While many of those who subscribed to the
$200,000 fund for a Union Square site have
signified their willingness to guarantee a Van
Ness avenue site, others have positively re
Extensive grading operations are in progress
in parts of the Potrero distriot. Work is about
complete on the grading of Mariposa street,
from Mississippi to Indiana, and the grading
of Indiana street, south of Twenty-second, will
be finished in a few days.
The cutting through of Fifteenth street, from
Bryant avenue to San Bruno road, a distance
of six blocks, is another important improve
ment in the Potrero district that is Hearing
The Potrero Land and ImpTovemant Com
pany have many improvements mapped outin
the way of grading and otherwise which will
materially advance the interests of their
neighborhood, to be brought about in the
The Oak-street property-owners are not satis
fled with the terms on which the Market-street
Railway Company proposes to remove their
tracks from tnat thoroughfare. The railroad
company propose to take up the tracks on
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conditions that the property-owners along the
line put the street in repair. The expense en
tailed will be at least $15,000, aud they con
tend that as the railway company placed the
street in its present shape i t should b"e required
ro restore ii to its original condition. The
portion of the road not now used iuns from
the corner of Polk and Fell streets, west on
Fell street two blocks to Franklin, one bloch
south on that street to Ouk, and thence to Fill
more, a distance of nine blocks.
The Supreme Court held, in an opinion
handed down last week, that the section of
the Penal Code making the "obtaining of prop
erty by false and fraudulent representations"
a crime, does not apply to one who obtains
real property by ialse and fraudulent repre^
sentations. A certain Cummings was arrested
for having obtained two parcels of land by
false pretenses, and *he trial Court sustained
the demurrer to the complaint on the ground
that no offense was charged. The Suoreme
Court holds that the language of the code—
"any money, goods, wares, merchandise or
other property"— infers "property of that de
scription,"" ana as real property is not the sub
ject of larceny, obtaining real estate by false
pretenses is no offense uuder the code.
PEPORT OF SALES.
A. M. Speck & Co. report the following real
estate sales: Southwest corner of Geary and
Williams streets, lot 28x62:6 feet Rnd im
provements; N. T. Whiting to Grace Ormart:
price $15,000. Northeast corner of Page and
Clayton streets, lot 31:3x100 feet and im
provements of six flats: Calvin Knickerbocker
aud wife to John McNally and wife, for $12,
--000. Lot and improvements 1816 O'Farrell
street; from George A. Knight to August
Baer, for $4500. Lot 30x120 feet and im
provements, 313 Halght street; from Occi
dental Building and Loan Association to
Mathilde H. Ducker. for $5500. Lot 25x110
feet and th§ee flats at 344 Waller street; from
Thomas D. Brown to John Sctieidemau; prioe
$6500. Lot 25x74 feet and two flats, 19 and
21 Douglass street; from Frederick Ruhland
to Thomas McCue and wife, for $3500. Lot
25x100 feet aud cottage, 14 Patton street; T.
Dunand to Timothy O'Callaghan. for $1800.
Lot 20x75 and store and flat, 714 Tehama
street; from James Murdock to frank Sippil
and wife, for $2250.
AT PRIVATE SALE.
The following real estate sales are reported
by Baldwin <t Hammond: Lot north side of
Golden Gate avenue, 109:9 west of Van Ness
avenue, 41:3x120, through to Elm avenue,
with four two-story residences, $19,500;
northeast corner of Franklin and Fulton
streets, 50x60, with improvements of small
value, $12,000; lot south side of Twenty-first
street. 25 feet east of Chattanooga street, 20x
104, $1500; lot and improvements south line
of Plymouth avenue, 190 feet east of Mission,
25x100, $2000; lot and two-story residence,
northwest corner Cole and Beulah, 25x100,
$7500; lot south line o( Fulton street, 175 feet
east of Steiner, 30x137:6, $3000; northwest
corner of Frederick and Stanyan streets, 25x
106:3, $2350; lot north line of Frederick
street, 281:3 east of Stanyan, 25x100, $1400;
lot south line of Beulab street, 131:3 east of
Sianyan, 25x137:6, $1250; lot west side of
Ninth avenue, 150 feet north of I street, 25x
120. $950; lot north line of 1 street, 32:6 west
of Ninth avenue, 25x100, $300; lot north side
of I street, 82:6 east of Tenth avenue, 50x100,
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