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THE SCHOOL TANGLE GROWS
PROBABLE MANDAMUS SUITS
FOR AUDITOR WELLS.
• .'Merchant Creditois Threaten to Ti«
Up All Moneys if the Teach
ers Do Not Compromise
Sec. 82. Consolidation act — No de
mand upon the Treasurer shall be
allowed by the Auditor in favor cf
any person or officer in any manner
indebted, thereto, without first de
ducting the amount cf such indebt
■ This Is the authority by Which Auditor
"NVells declines to allow the teachers' Jan
uary warrants. Judge Sea well' a decision
that about $123,000 had been illegally
Jiald during the first part of this fiscal
year !n settlement of a deficit incurred
in the previous year.
the sum of the salary demands of
November and December is about $177,400,
would still be left to the teachers
$54,400. However, President Bergern:
that this sum, or any remaining sum, will
be dlstirbuted pro rata to all creditors
alike, consequently the teachers' small
..hope is further depressed.
'Not only are the unfortunate teachers
.facing the Auditor and his decision, but
•' the city's other creditors as welL The
.rtierchants are still in the ring. They
i that they can prove th.it about
$$0,000 in salaries of the year 1597-98 was
. paid out of the fund of 1898-99; that not
■more than 35 per cent of their own bills
; .were contracted illegally, and that the
.remaining 05 per cent of their claims
..should be paid out of this year's fund,
tin this subject Attorney Powers, for the
merchants, makes the fullowing state
ment ol his clients' theories:
. -• The practical effect of the decision is that it
■ f.--r.i:y forces the merchants to go hi and es
tablish the dates of the contracts for which
■they furnished their g-ouds and show that lesa
■ ,t&an one-twelfth had leen contracted for at
. t.i- tm.,- ol th-,: contracts, which in a great
. majority of the cases waa in the early part of
.■ July, and will force them lv establish the
■fact that the contracts of the fifty-three tea. ii
•*rs that have been appointed since that time
•«re void. It will mean the marshaling of sev
eral thousand items and several hundred a -
.founts. The law requires that the claims
. should be paid in the order in which they are
audited and ultimately the merchants will gtt
'their money in full, but instead of being enti
&<?: their money at once they will be
to prove that the board acted according
to. authority of law In ordering the materials
jvtnch were furnished, which will cause a de
lay, of five or six months.
Necessarily, the courts will require the
teachers to put up a bond to make good any
. Judgment which we might obtain hereafter
and- the bondsmen will be compelled to pay.
Tn'.the meantime we will go to the Supreme
Court on behalf of some of the smaller credi
tor* .to attempt to get a reversal of Judge Sea
well's opinion. We hardly expect any nisi
prlu.s judge to take it upon himself to over
. rule the practice of the last thirty years with
reference to the one-twelfth act, but we feel
. .certain as soon as the Supreme Court has the
'.- matter properly presented to It that it will re
verse the decision. We hope to be able to get
to the Supreme Court before the final trial
of. the cane.
• yttx the meantime all the mooted points with
■ reference to the teachers' salaries will of neces
sity be discussed and all the weak points of
. the present system will have to he developed.
■ Thi'; merchants have ncthlMK t.> 'lose and every
: thing to gain by litigation, ami the teachers
have everything to lose and practically notli
-I:.K ;■■ Krtin. and so all we can >1o Is simply
tti i roceed on our even course toward obtuln
lng our money. Hereafter we need not sell
to the Hoard of Kducation, but as the
.teachers have a life's employment before them
■ -any mistake they make will be repeated every
. ye*r for the rest of their natural lives. They
. make no question about the fact that the
schools have used our materials.
• It Is going to be a v>ry difficult matter for
the teachers to get a bond, for whoever should
': X" on the bond would be obligated to pay such
. ef- the hills us were proven to be within the
•one-twelfth act, as the great hulk of materials
W.er« furnished under contracts which were lot
. in. Jul>, and. therefore, antedated everything
but the July salaries of the teachers; they arc
bound to be obligated on the bond to the
: amount of several thousand dollars, and as
t-he rlnal judgment cannot be rpached until all
the money In the present fiscal year is used i
up, they will have nothing but the teachers'
Credit as r means to recoup themselves, and ;
IT .'ultimately the Supreme court decide that i
the one-twelfth act does not apply to the
Board they will be compelled to pay
and excuses of litigation.
In other words, if the teachers do not
mpromise with the other
creditors th" merchants will enjoin all
future s;tbiry di-iiKirids until there is d< -
d from such demands sufficient
money t" pay all the merchant claims in
full. As it is well known that for years
teachers have received salaries out of the !
revenue of the subsequent lineal year, this \
is no empty threat.
• Deficit has followed deficit, and if the j
• Auditor begins to figure hack from on"
.•fiscal period to another lie will only bo
■d by the statute of limitations. It
• might be possible to find teachers in the
. department who would be forced to work '
out old debts all the remainder of this
•The consensus of opinion is that the
Auditor should not have brought the
January salary matter into the <iuestion i
as Judge Seawell's order holding back tho ,
November-December money exemptexl
the warrants of last month from any de- i
lav in settlement.
While the moneyless teachers are strug
gling along on "nothing a year and owing
the city $123,000. with no plowing pros
pects of ever getting out of debt except !
by resigning, the Board of Edcation. tree
from the evil work of its predecessor, Is
head and shoulders above water as It
has $608,570, plus about $34,000, to work
Some of the wiser teachers are wonder
ing how It has happened that their in- '
Junction suit has only materially helped '■
the board out of the mud at the expense
of their own salaries.
Th* Committee on Judiciary heard argu
ments In the case of Kllpatrlck the ex- i
principal of the Business School, deposed
by the old board. It is intimated that the
appeal to the Supreme Court will be with
drawn on the ground that members of the
board that ousted him were witnesses in '
the case and that Kilpatrick was improp
A number of teachers called unon
Auditor Wells yesterday, and that official
states that he expects several man
damus suits will be commenced against
him. However, he will not recede from
his present position on the January salary
•matter until further developments.
;..'. ILLNESS DROVE TO SUICIDE.
Santino Delmue Shot Himself at the
Santino Delmue, a saloonkeeper, 43
years of age, committed suicide at the
Presidio yesterday afternoon by shooting
himself in the mouth. Delmue had been
Blck for several months, and his illness
is supposed to be the reason for his sui
■■'■ c, c
"For five years Delmue was a bartender
.at the Palace Hotel. He left the hotel a
year ago. and since that time has been
•■running a saloon at the corner of Sacra
mento'street and Central avenue. He
leaves a widow and two children, who live
at 2001 Central avenue.
The body of Delmue was found by
" Private F. C. Engle of Battery B. Fourth
Cavalry, yesterday afternoon, about 200
yards from the Jackson-street gate lead
ing into the Presidio. Lieutenant O'Nell
notified the Coroner's offlce and the body
was taken to the Morgue.
Ferdinand Stark's celebrated German Or
chestra discourses sweet strains during dinner
every evening at the Zlnkand. '
IN STATE CONVENTION
Important Assemblage of Members of the Order From All
Sections for the Purpose of Revising the Laws.
DELEGATES to the State Conven
tion of the Ancient Order of
Hibernians began what promises
to be the most important session
of the order ever held in this state, at
noon, yesterday, in Hibernian Hall, 120
Ninth street. ' Delegates were present
from many counties, the list being as
State Officers— State Chaplain, Rev.
D. O. Crowley; State Delegate, J. J.
Donovan, San Francisco; First State
Vice-Delegate, Edward Tynan, Los
Angeles County; Second State Vice-
Delegate, P. Dlneen, Solano County;
Third State Vice-Delegate, E. J. Mur
phy, Alameda County; State Secre
tary. Edward I. Sheehan, San Fran
cisco; State Treasurer, John P. Hen
ry. San Francisco.
State Board of Directors— -M. J.
Wrin, San Francisco; Thomas H. Can-,
Nevada County: D. S. McCarthy, Ala
meda County; J. P. Sex, Santa Clara
County; L. C. Cull, San Francisco;
Christopher Hlckson, Los Angeles
State Lecturers— Rev. Father Doyle,
J. P. Dignan. Thomas R. Bannerman.
County Officers, San Francisco— P. J.
McCormick, Eugene Hannon, P. J.
Kelleher, J. J. Donohue.
Division No. 2, San Francisco— M.
Cooney, Bartley Lee, T. L. Clancy,
Michael Dolan, M. C. Gorham.
Division No. 3. San Francisco— M. J.
Manning, John D. O'Brien, M. H. Mc-
Cafferty. P. M. Nevln.
Division No. 6, San Francisco Thos.
J. Norton, Captain M. J. Wrin, Chas.
J. Collins, P. J. Hagan.' John Hagerty,
Dr. James H. O'Connor.
Division No. 8, San Francisco M.
Fitzgerald, Charles McCrystle, J. J.
Moran, J. H. Maginnls, Frank Conk
lin, Dr. C. L. Bodkin.
Division No. 9, San Francisco— Frank
Boland, Jam's .'. Daly, Edward No
lan, Patrick Flanagan, Michael Whel
ton. Dr. John J. Flood. *
Division No. : 10, San Francisco— M.
Dononue. John H. Dolan, Patrick Car
roll, J. J. Barry, J. Coughlin, M. Mc-
Division No. 11. San Francisco—Dan
iel Fitzpatrick, John Brennan, E. J.
Hannon, William Callopy. * ; :
Division No. 12, San Francisco John
P. Dignan. Thomas Searey. Charles
Hurley. Thomas Doyle, J. F. Renault.
Division No. 14. San Francisco— John
O'Brien, J. T. Sullivan, S. R. O'Keefe,
Division No. 16, San Francisco
O'Brien, J. J. Cummlngs, M. D. Rlor
dan. James Burke, Patrick Biggins,
Dr. C. F. Griffin.
Division No. 17. San Francisco—
rick Broderick, M. O'Mahoney, P. J.
McCormick, M. E. McDonnell, R. S.
Division No. 20, San Francisco—Eu
gene O'Connor, William O'Shaugh
nessy, M. A. McEvoy, David Kelly,
John O'Nell, Dr. C. F. Pawlicki.
■ Los Angeles County: Division No. 1
—William A. Ryan, M. J. McGarry,
P. J. O'Connor. T. J. Cunningham, T.
J. McGonlgle, D. M. McGarry, Dr. Al
bert J. Scholl.
Monterey County: Division No. 1,
Salinas— Conley, John H. Cu- ;
nan, James E. Rlordan, Martin Wal
I TEMPERANCE ESSAYS.
I Sergeant George Shaw "Wins in the
' League of the Cross Contest.
! There was an enthusiastic rally of the
> senior and junior branches of the League
' of the Cross of Sacred Heart Parish and
J Company D of the League of the Cross
I Cadets last night in the Church Hall on
Fell street near Fillmore. The feature of
the evening was an essay contest on the
, subject, "Temperance . and Patriotism,'
\ for which only two contestants entered,
although four had signified their intention
of so doing.
Sergeant George Shaw and Private Wil
liam Healy read two very interesting pa
pers and the judges," v Frank J. Fallon,
Frank Drury and • Brother Florlnus,
awarded the contest to Sergeant Shaw on
the three counts of literary merit, argu
ment and delivery. \
The successful essayist will represent
Sacred Heart Parish at the rally of the
Fourth District in April next, when a
competition of all the parishes of the
city will be held. The following rounded
out the programme:
Opening hymn, "Venl Creator," audience;
recitation," Alice Lockwood; song, Miss Agnes
Devlin; violin obligato, Clotlldy Devlin: recita
tion. "Musician,'!' Harry Sullivan of Company
D, League of the Cross Cadets: national hymn,
"America," audience; tenor solo. Lick Beitaw;
recitation, John . McCarthy Jr. ; . cornet solo,
Clemens Baler; address. Rev. Donald McKln
non; fancy dance, Madeline Cashman- comic
. song, Denis Jordan; closing hymn, "Te Deum,"
I audience. ,
—■ ♦ ■
Lectured on China.
'■ Dr. John Fryer, professor 7of Oriental
languages at the University of California,
i delivered an interesting lecture on "Edu
THE SAX FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1899.
Nevada County, Division No. I— J.
Dunnicliff. O. C. Conlan. John B.
Byrne, Rev. P. J. Cllne, T. H. Carr,
Alameda County: Division No. 1,
Oakland— Rev. J. B. McNally, J. C.
Murphy, George Shields. Patrick
Duffy. J. O'Sulllvan, C. D. O'Gara, M.
Division No. 2. Oakland— H. Mc-
Cann, Patrick Dooley, J. O'Day, J.
Pegnam, Edmond Murphy.
Division No. 3, Oakland— John Geary,
Park Dowling, John Carr, James
Division No. 4. Oakland— Frank Mc-
Allister, John Kenny. John O'Brien,
Charles E. McCarthy, Michael Murphy.
Division No. 5, Berkeley— J. M. Doyle,
M. J. Powell, Joseph Fricks. '
Division No. 6, Oakland— P. N. Han
rahan, M. J. Coakley, John R. Kelly,
Eugene Corrigan, P. J. Gallagher.
Santa Cruz County: Division No. 1—
P. Dorsey. Michael Curry. John
Moonev, Edward Griffith, William
Murphy, Patrick Neary.
Santa Clara County: Division No. 1—
Michael Farrell, Michael Nlhlll,
Thomas Mc-Nall- James Mulally,
William Moore. Martin Dalton.
Division No. James Farrell.. Park
Lenahan, James Logue, Thomas Car
nev. Matthew Crowe.
Division No. 3— T. R. Dougherty. R.
F. McMahon. John W. Clute, H. J.
Dougherty, William Call.
Sacramento County: Division No. 1—
W. O'Brien. William Ryan. Michael
Butler. Georgp Rippon, Owen Sheri
dan. Michael Egan.
Solano County: Division No. 1, Val
lejo—P. Dlneen. _F. J. Ferguson. J.
Brosnahan. J. J. T)olan, J. Cavanaugh,
T. V. Collins.
Division No. 2— P. J. Murphy,
Michael Regan. James Bohen, John
Lang, James Moran.
State President J. J. Donovan called
the assemblage to order and stated the
nature of the business to come before
The Ancient Order of Hibernians is
one of if not quite the oldest benevo
lent organizations in the United States.
It is International in character, for In
every land where Irishmen have taken
up their abode in numbers there are
found branches* of the A. O. 11. In
flourishing condition. In this country
It la the parent of all. Irish societies,
and Its membership equals all the
other Irish societies combined.
(•-or years it bas flourished in every
State in the Union, the organization
springing Into existence almost sim
ultaneously with the birth of each
Commonwealth. Its objects are the
loftiest, for besides extending a help
ing hand to the sick and suffering It
Instills sentiments of patriotism in the
hearts of its members, kindling afresh
the love of the emerald motherland
as well as Inspiring veneration for the
adopted country. Therefore no Irish
man belongs to the A. O. H. who ls not
a (rood citizen.
While the various State, county and
division organizations are governed by
the national board, the minor. bodies
have adopted by-laws conflicting in a
measure with those of- the parent
body, and It is to effect a uniformity
of governing rules, as well as to con
tinue the growth of the order and
maintain it on a sound and healthy
basis, that the present convention will
deal with. This is made all the more
cation . in China" last evening, before a
large audience in the Academy of Science
lecture hall. During the past month he
has delivered a number of i lectures on
China's government, laws and . the reli
gion of Its people. ■?<-.> -w
COLLISION ON THE BAY.
Schooner Mary E. Russ -TTouls the
Bark L. G. Burgess.
The schooner Mary E. Russ, Captain
Wlkender, bound in, last evening drifted
across the bow of the bark L. G. Burgess.
The collision occurred after nightfall
and much confusion prevailed* ' aboard
both craft. In some way they became
closely entangled and In the wash of the
tide both vessels were damaged consid
'. Finally, however, the tug Monarch came
to the rescue and cleared them. :
John Lycett Is Dead.
John Lycett, an old resident of Califor
nia, passed away on Sunday in this
city. When : the Occidental Hotel was
opened he, became a runner for that hos
telry, and later engaged in politics. After
leaving a position in the City_Hall he was
appointed Collector for the ; Harbor Com
missioners, and held the place four years.
He was also in the United States Mint for
a long time. He had the faculty of mak
ing friends wherever he went,- and < his
many friends will hear of his demise with
John E. Ruggles Is Dead.
■ John E. Ruggles, for many years a
member of the firm, of^ Dodge, Sweeney
& Co., died in this city yesterday: morn-
necessary since the amalgamation of
the two Hibernian societies at the na
tional convention at Trenton last
Rev. D. O. Crowley, State chaplain,
delivered a congratulatory address,
which elicited much applause, and
speeches were made by Delegates P.
J. McCormick, E. I. Sheehan, John F.
Renault, John P. Henry, Bartley Lee,
Judge Cooney and others. The follow
ing committees were appointed:
State of the Order and Finance— M.
Nlhlll chairman; Rev. D. O. Crowley,
John Doyle, J. H. O'Brien, P. J. Mc-
Cormick, John Geary, P. N. Hanrahan,
T. H. Carr, T. L. Clancy, W. Farrell,
R. Shepston, Frank Conklin, James
Logue and J. F. Renault.
Appeals— S.' R. O'Keefe. chairman;
P. N. Hanrahan, Martin Dalton, Will
lam H. Maguire, M. Cooney, M. J.
O'Gara and James Logue.
Credentials— T. H. Carr, F. J. Mc-
Cormick. M. Farrell.
Laws— M. Farrell. Edward Nolan, E.
J. Murphy, W. O. Shaughnessy, Frank
McAllister, J. J. Donovan, Rev. D. O.
Crowley, E. I. Sheehan, John P.
Press— C. B. Flanagan, P. J. McCor
mick, T. L. Clancy.
The convention then adjourned until
evening, at which time. changes in the
laws were adopted providing for the
holding of the national election and
convention in May. Instead of Novem
her. and the state, county and divi
sion elections within forty days there
after. In addition to the state of
ficers a, board of extension, consisting
of five members, was created, for the
purpose of supervising the growth of
It was decided that hereafter the
State : convention shall levy assess
ments : quarterly to meet the neces
sary running expenses.
The most important action was the
amendment providing that no picnics
or celebrations shall be held on Sun
days or; Decoration day. Several
Grand Army delegates spoke in favor
of- including Decoration Day in the
amendment, and It was unanimously
adopted. After adopting the following
resolutions of respect to the memory
of the late Judge Ryan of Dos Angeles
the convention adjourned until to-day:
Whereas, In the providence of God and ln
accordance with divine wisdom, our es
teemed brother, William A. Ryan of Los
Angeles, has been called to his eternal
Whereas, Judge Ryan was a Hibernian
who by his ability and devotion to our noble
order was Instrumental In a marked degree
In late years, ln Its progress and prosperity.
He was a man who, by his character and
high principle reflected credit on all people.
He was a good citizen, and the honors he
held as such citizen were deserved and
worthily borne. He was a true man In his
sentiments to his Irish nationality. In all
the relations of life he carried himself with
honor and dignity; therefore, be It
Resolved, That this California State Con
vention of the Ancient Order of Hibernians
in America, send condolences to the dear
mother of Judge Ryan in her great : afflic
tion; to our brother. Hibernians of Los An
geles, where he was so highly - esteemed.
That these resolutions be entered on 'our
minutes and published ln the press, and
that the state secretary be Instructed to
send copies as designated.
REV. D. O. CROWLEY.
EDWARD I. SHEEHAN.
, Ing- at his residence, 1641 Bush street
Death was the result of pneumonia, fol
lowed by an attack of grip.
Deceased < was born in Hardwick, Mass. i
arid his ancestors were of Puritan de
scent. He was an old and highly es
teemed resident of this city, having come
to the coast in the early days of the gold
fever. His first business enterprise was
in btockton, where he was a partner of
the late Asa Nudd in the wholesale gro
cery business. He was vice president of
the First National Bank of Oakland for
a. number of years, and served as a direc
tor of. the Board of Trade of this city. I
He was a widower, his wife having died
two years ago. -- .
7'T n 5,! nterment ' will take place in Moun
tain View Cemetery in Oakland. Deceased
was 72 years of age.
A New Water Supply. !
J. H. Bartlett of 502 "Washington street
has a , new * plan ; for supplying the city i
with pure water at a nominal cost, which
he Will lay before the Board of Supervis
ors ' with the request that that body call
the matter to the attention of the Legis
lature at once. His plan is to bring
down water from Lake Tahoe by means
of pipe lines, sluices or viaducts. As the
lake is 6000 feet above the sea level, the
mo us fall would *. make the water
available as power for manufactories, as
wen as giving an excellent pressure with
out engines in case of a big fire. .
. <*» .
A Post-Election Fight. i
•Edward O'Connor secured a warrant
yesterday for the arrest of John F.
Twlfg, ex-Assemblyman, and William
Healey on the charge of battery. They i
met in the Central Hotel. 520 , Third ■ street, '
Saturday night and had a dispute over \
the last elections, which ended ,in * Twigg
and Healey, "doing up" O'Connor.
GIVEN A WARM
Break Into an Oak-
ONE OF THE MEN WOUNDED
THREE SHOTS FIRED AT THEM
BY THE OCCUPANT.
After. Abandoning Their Booty They
Jump Through an Open "Window
and Make Their
Two burglars early yesterday morning
broke into the residence of Sam Bernard
at 526 Oak street and proceeded to help
themselves to a quantity of silverware
which they placed, in a sack. As they
were leaving the house they were discov
ered by 'Mr. Bernard, who fired three
shots at them. " Leaving their booty be
hind, -the house breakers jumped through
a window which they. had forced open
and ran up Oak street. The report of the
pistol shots attracted the attention of two
police officers who lost no time in reach
ing the scene. After learning that the
house had J been entered the policemen
went in search of the burglars, but failed
to find them. yy-:
An examination of the premises dis
closed, that the desperate house breakers
had gained an entrance by prying open a
window ' with a "jimmy" which they
dropped in their flight. After entering the
house they .went to the dining room and
broke open a closet containing a miscel
laneous assortment of silverware. Plac
ing the silverware in a sack which one of
them carried they started to leave the
house, when discovered and fired on.
A citizen who .was passing at the time
last night informed the police that he be
lieved that one of the burglars had been
wounded. » Hearing the shots he ran over
to the house, thinking that a murder wa»
being committed. As he reached the scene
of the shooting he saw two men climb
through an open window and start to run.
One of them, he says, acted as though
he was wounded. He was helped along
by his confederate who, amid curses,
threatened to shoot him unless he got a
"move on." ***•
Last night the detectives were scouring
the city in search of the supposed wound
ed burglar. They are convinced that he
and his partner have been operating in
the Western Addition. »
A Child's Detective Work.
William Israelsky, a young man, called
at a lodging house conducted by Harry
Fisher, 710 McAllister street, yesterday
afternoon and represented that he was an
agent of the telephone company. Mrs.
Fisher allowed him to remove about three
dollars from the box connected with the
telephone, after which he took his de- \
parture. When he had gone the lady be.
came suspicious and caused her daugh- 1
ter Bessie, aged 12 years, to follow him. j
The little girl shadowed the fellow mv
eral blocks, and coming to the conclusion ]
that he was an imposter called Officer I
Grilles, who placed Israelsky under arrest.
At the Central Station his name was
I Ballet Row Over the 1
i- .Mapdi Spas, |
TWO tender trusting buds, the X
very pick of swell ballet girls, of
will be launched into the midst <§*
of select circles on the evening &
' of February 14. Ed Greenway w
> stands sponsor for the debutantes, "X
* and so the success of Gertrude '
', Hayes, the pride of the Tivoli "
; chorus, and Justina Wayne, crack &
f Amazon of the Spider and Fly com- %
> pany, Is a foregone conclusion. V
i Gertie and Tina are to be attired $
c 0 o <-> oi> a » o o o o kj Q © o o ° - » o_
& alike in the costume affected by the
<§> pages and will earn their stipend by
V dallying 'round Jack Wilson, the
% Lord of Misrule. As both debutantes
V will wear masks, the dashing beaux
A of the swell set will have to rely
X entirely upon their memory of
A pretty curves and dainty outline as
" viewed from "the front" to know
« what pleasure is surely theirs.
iS , To dance with a real live" beauty .
O of the chorus who .wears tights to
<*,- breakfast and is sure her mother
n was a lady is bound to be the cause
X of much spirited rivalry, and the
X mischief that must necessarily fol
# low can't fall to be interesting if it
X Is one-half as "entertaining as the
V trouble that went before.
3M«uiwß^jM_im»i.»wa_w^y:.ftu_»iaji^>T^sti.-.^ -~ ■■■ -r:\ ...
placed on the small book pending further
Investigation. It is supposed that he is
the party A Who t has been. operating in the
Western Addition for some time.
PANHANDLE AND PAVEMENT.
Real Estate Owners' Association Dis
cusses Proposed City Im
The Real Estate Owners' Association
met last evening in the Crocker Building
to discuss practical city improvements 0
Supervisors Holland and Aigeltinger were
present and their remarks and sugges
tions were listened to with marked atten
One of the questions before the associa
tion was the method of laying bltumi-
S?"i roa^ wa -y on Market street west of
blxth. The Supervisors present stated
that if there is any difference between
the specifications of the pavement laid
west of Sixth street and that east of
that thoroughfare it was a matter per
taining to the last Board of Supervisors.
Nothing can now be done except carry
out the terms of the contract.
The Panhandle proposition .was unani
mously favored. An extension from Gold
en Gate Park to the Presidio as well as
to Market street "fras considered, as wMI
as the approximate costs of such im
provements. The matter of a temporary
pesthouse was discussed; also the enforce
ment of the wide tire law; the ordinance
against the overloading of trucks that ply
on the new pavements and the use of
square basalt blocks on the streets of the
Supervisor Holland advised that all
practical schemes of improvement coming
before the association be mentioned in a
report to the board and such suggestion
would be incorporated in the call for im
The new officers of the association are
as follows: President. I. Harris; First
Vice President, W. J. Bryan: Second Vice
President, Dr. C. S. Mann; Secretary, W.
W. Campbell; Executive Committee—
K. Prior, J. A. Bergerot, F. L. Hurst, F.
A. Hornblower, A. F. Lageal, B. H. Lich
tenstein, Cal Ewing, F. L. Turpin, A. W.
Speck, J. W. Flynn, E. J. Baldwin and
W. J. Bryan.
B'NE B'RITH TO ENTERTAIN.
District Grand .uodge No. 4 Will Re-
ceive the Constitution Grand
The next session of the District Grand
Lodge No. 4 of the Independent Order of
B'ne B'rith will be held in this city, com
mencing Sunday, the 19th inst., in B. B.
Hall. There will be present about one
hundred and forty delegates from the sev
eral lodges in this State,' Nevada, Oregon,
.Washington,- ' Montana' and Utah which
are in District No. 4. . -
In addition to the regular business that
will come up during the sessions, the
Grand Lodge will take steps to* arrange
for the reception of the delegates to the
Constitution Grand Lodge, which is the
highest body of the order, and which is
to meet in this city- in 1900. At the ses
sion held in Cincinnati, 0., in 1895, for
that body -meets -but once in five years,
there was a great struggle to have San
Francisco selected as the meeting place,
but upon "the assurance that the people
would show, them what a San Francisco
welcome is, the majority of the represen
tatives were won over. There will be at
that session representatives from all
parts of the United States, Germany, Aus
tria, Roumania, and Jerusalem.
To the end that the welcome shall be
as complete as promised the several
lodges are contributing to a general fund
for that purpose, and the affairs in con
nection with the reception and entertain
ment is under the supervision of Joseph
Rothschild," l. J. Aschheim, Sol. Zekind,
Albert Elkus, H. P. Bush, D. S. Hirsh
berg, Herman Gutstadt, Henry Schwartz
and Louis Metzger.
During the session of the District Grand
Lodge there will* be a theater party at the
Tivoli for the purpose of increasing the
entertainment fund. The sub-committee*
on Tivoli night, the 20th, is composed of
M. Kollman, Herman Enkel, Jesse E.
Marks and Lucius L. Solomons. These
gentlemen are also members of the gen
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Dr. D' Evelyn, returned from the East. Office,
Phelan building. .v V •
f Greenway decided to invite the 5
girls to the swell Mardl Gras after *
witnessing a performance of the -X
"Yellow Dwarf ' at the Tivoli. To A
be more correct, he decided to invite X
Miss Irene Duval and Miss Hayes, A
and with that end in view gave them X
rendezvous in the "wine room" after q
the show. <&
The plans of great men oft go o
awry and thus it was with Green- <$
way. Duval and Hayes had a row n
over "keeping step," and so when a
Miss Duval went to meet the czar ~
of the 400 she took with her her «
chum and partner, Josie Davis. X
; Greenway, however, has an eye for -x
form and he was not to be fooled -A
on a girl— even when she had ever X
so many unnecessary garments on. -A
The result was that Duval was dis- <*;
missed and Hayes got a perfumed <->
note, telling her to ''go to the cos- X
turner and be measured," and that <$>
a "carriage would call" for her "on 5
the evening of the, 14th." 6
Neither of the young beauties who <§>
are to be thrown, with one fell rt
swoop, into the midst of the smart A
set are much disturbed over the &
matter. Both have worn tights be- <$>
fore and both are used to the ad- £
miration of the sterner sex. <§>
"There's a man named Green- ~
way," Miss Hayes explained, "who ~
runs society. He saw me from the **2
front and said the Mardl Gras »
couldn't be a success without me. &
Irene Duval tried to do me out of It, 9
because I got mad because , 'she SL
couldn't keep in step with me. But V
she couldn't fool the leader, and "x
I'm being measured for the tights. V
* I ain't a bit nervous about It. I'm A
just as good as the rest of 'em, only V
I haven got the money. I came yk
out in an Orpheum ballet and I'm X
climbing surely to the top. 1 expect A
to remain throughout the • evening X
and have lots of fun.".- • • ft
Justlna "Wayne is as calm and col- X
lected as Miss Hayes, but not so A
alive to the sacrifices a debut in X
good society entails. "I'm not stuck A
on the tights,"* said the Spider and A'
the Fly lady, "though of course I A
have worn and will continue to wear '•$
them. . I • don't know whether : I'm <%
to stay .till "the whole show is over, X
but I should like to remain till the 2
curtain is rung down. . . »
<$> <i"*#-«e>s<s^*s«*' <**> g $<&v®mttm<i>9
Are Carrying the War
HAY & WRIGHT TROUBLE AGAIN
THE ASSOCIATION IS IN THE
FIGHT TO STAY.
Opposition Ways to Cost $50,000 Are
to Be Built at South San
Francisco or North
Beach. ""* y
The . Shipwrights' Association and th_
shipbuilding firm of Hay & Wright have
been at outs for a long time, and matters
have now come to a climax. A week ago
the shipwrights' issued a circular setting
forth all the points at issue and asking
the shipowners to stand by them and help
them to secure their rights. The marine
waj-s at Alameda, owned by Hay &
Wright have proved a great convenience
to shipowners, -however, and they turned
the scale against. the shipwrights. Now
the "association la going to build marine
ways -at either South San Francisco or
North Beach, and in this way the ship
wrights hope to turn the tables on Hay &
"The Shipwrights' Association la one of
the wealthiest organizations in San Fran
cisco," said President Thomas McCdnnell
yesterday. "Individually our members
are all fairly well off, and 100 of them are
putting up $500 each to build one of the
finest and best equipped marine ways in
the United States. We have not yet de
cided upon the site, but will build them
wherever we can get the cleanest and
clearest water. The ways will be built
at either South San Francisco or North
Beach, and work will begin on them at
"The ways will be run by the associa
tion, and are to be at the disposal of all
the bosses. They will be tun at a small
advance on cost. Naturally the stock
holders will want a small return on their
investment, but I can assure you the
charges will be so low that the bosses
"The Shipwrights' Association is not
going into business on its own account.
We will own the ways, of course, but
we will work for the bosses just the same
as we always have. There will be no
change whatever, except that we hope to
see the bulk of the work that goes to
Alameda done on this side. All the ship
wrights want is a fair day's wage for a
fair day's work. Our association has a
good treasury, but that is going to remain
intact. None of the funds will be used
in this venture. At our last meeting 100
members subscribed $500 each, and that
will give us enough and to spare with
which to build and equip the ways. I
think $50,000 will afford far superior ac
commodation to that offered the shipown
ers by Hay & Wright. Once the ways
are completed we will carry the war into
Africa, and I think Hay & Wright will
come out second best in the conflict."
ARE MUSTERED OUT.
The Eighth California Boys Left the
The last of the Eighth California Regi
ment retired from service yesterday,
when companies A and X, which haa
been stationed at Benicia Barracks, went
through the ceremony of mustering out.
General Shatter returned from Bakers
field last night. All is a flurry of excite
ment in army circles, as it seems proba
ble that more troops will be sent here
for some time, and the officers who
are in charge of garrison duty are hur
ried to do the work necessary.
A Youthful Diamond Thief.
Harry Helman, a boy of 13 years, wis
convicted in Judge Cook's court yesterday
of petty larceny. He stole a small dia
mond from a Market-street' jewelry store,
and was detected while making his escape.
He alleged that he found the stone on the
street, but the Jury failed to accept his
story and found him guilty. The youthful
prisoner will be sentenced Saturday.
The Female Robber.
Nellie Smith, the young girl charged
with robbery by Adoiph Fribrich early
Sunday morning on Grant avenue, was ar
raigned before Acting Police Judge Barry
yesterday and her case was continued till
Friday. She denies taking the *$6 from
Fribrich and says he gave her $2 and
the balance was her own money.
Roasts the Batemans.
At the meeting of the International
Union of Bricklayers last night tha
trouble between that organization and
Bateman Bros., contractors for the Hall
of Justice, was again the subject of dis
cussion. A set of resolutions condemn
ing the contractors for allowing carpen
ters to set terra cotta were adopted and
will be presented at the next meeting of
the Board of Supervisors.
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