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Washington Circle's Anniversary.
The" Sultan of Morocco/who lives in daily dread of
assassination, has been added to the list of Old World
monarchs who do not like their jobs. He has, how
ever, one distinct advantage- over the others. The
miserable wretch who might seek to murder him
might be induced justly to reflect that the, candle is
not worth the game. There is some compensation in
being little in "a big place.
Refuses to Make Accounting.^
F. H. Lof tis, secretary of the Cof-
Farin Company, at 400 -Jackson street,
secured a warrant from Police Judge Ca
banlss yesterday afternoon for the arrest
of F. M. Morrison on a charge of felony
embezzlement. Morrison was until re
cently vice president of the company and
Loftls alleges that he collected $33 owing
to the company and has failed to make
The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy
Cross will he celebrated In Holy Cross
Church to-morrow. At 11 o'clock solemn
high mass will be eune and .the sermon
will be preached by the Rev. Father Har
vey. For the occasion the choir will ren
der Haydn's Imperial Mass, with orches
tral accompaniment. At 4 o'clock in the
afternoon a large number of children will
receive the sacrament of confirmation and
the service will terminate with benedic
tion of the most blessed sacrament.
To Observe Sacred Feast.
The people of Panama indicate that they wish to
rebel against the Government of the United States
of Colombia because of the rejection of the canal
treaty, which meant so much of prosperity to the
people of the isthmus. It is not even within the
range of possibility that Uncle Sam would look upon
such a rebellion in any but the most complacent and
self-satisfied mood. We have some enemies that are
too annoying not to be noticed and too cheap to be
A large audience assembled at the
South Park Settlement Association's hall,
where a highly appreciated concert pro
gramme,'arranged by Miss Alice Rhine,
was rendered. The following were the
Quartets. "Sweet Tender Flower," "Dinah
Doe"; songs, "Until You Come." "The Vio
lets," Miss Alfroda Tibbetts; violin solos, "Ca
vatlna," "Caprice," Rodolph Buckly; songs,
"Oh. Fair and Sweet and Holy," "My Laddie."
Miss May Lippitt; quartets. "Lullaby." "Ye
Spotted Sr.akes"; ftonRS. "Oh That We Two
Were Maying," "What Pity is Akin To," Miss
Grace Ewine: violin solo, "Simple Avowal,"
Rodolph Buckly; duet from "Stabet Mater "
Mlsa Lippitt and Miss Ewlng. '
Good Concert Programme.
School Director Walsh made an Inves
tigation yesterday of a complaint that
Japanese children were being received
into the Pacific Heights schools to the
exclusion of white pupils. Walsh found
that there are only eleven Japanese pu
pils in the Pacific Heights School, dis
tributed in various classes, and three in
the Grant School. Walsh does not con
sider the complaint warranted by the
facts, but will pursue his inquiry in other
schools. He is of the opinion that more
Japanese pupils will be found In the
evening schools and the Polytechnic
School, which, however, are not over
crowded. The only remedy would be for
the Board of : Education to establish a
special school for Japanese as in the case
of the Chinese, but this will not be done
unless Japanese pupils are in sufficient
numbers to warrant the expense.
Few Japanese in Schools.
On the excursion to Willlta next Sunday,
September 20, those who participate will have
an opportunity to view one of the grandest
sights in California. Beyond Uklah the road
runs through the valley for 'about ten miles
and then It commences to climb the mountain
range, the distance to the summit being seven
and one-half miles. As you go higher and
higher the country keeps opening out until you
have a view of miles and miles of valley for
ests and mountains. Wllllts Valley lies Just on
the other side and from the summit you de
scend into it. Wllllts Is the terminus of th»
road and in the midst of the redwood country
Mendoclno County lies at the doors of San
Francisco and 'this trip will afford our people
an opportunity to get an excellent idea of the
Immensity, beauty and grandeur of that county
Fare for the round trip. $3. Leaves Tlburoii
Ferry, foot of Market «t.. 7:.1O a. m.; leave
Willlts 4 p. m. Tickets on sale at 650 Market
ft. (Chronicle building) and at Tlburon Ferry. •
Over -the Mountains.
In most cases the resistance was strictly passive
and no attempt was made to interfere with the offi
cers in the sale of property seized for taxes, but at
times there were evidences of a feeling that may give
rise to trouble later on should the number of resisters
ever become large enough to encourage assort to an
active resistance in place of a passive one.
the movement in another issue the Gazette says: "In
large numbers of cases proceedings have not yet been
taken and several months must elapse before the full
extent of the resistance can be adequately measured."
A careful study of the summonses . shows that a
majority of the resisters who have thus far been
brought before the courts belong either to the Bap
tist. Congregational or Primitive Methodist churches,
but other free churches are well represented, notably
the Wesleyans. Some surprise has been felt at the
indifference to the issue of the Society of Friends, as
the members of that church were strenuous leaders in
the former battles against church rates. Members
WHEN the new education bill was under con
. sideration in Parliament a number of the
more earnest opponents of the feature of
the bill providing for the support of church schools
declared that if the Government undertook to collect
taxes for the support of such schools they would
refuse payment. The programme thus defined, be
came known as the policy of "passive resistance" and
was the chief object of political discussion in the
kingdom until Chamberlain's imperial tariff issue dis
tracted popular attention from the subject. The op
ponents of the measure, however, are standing by
their guns, and we learn from our London exchanges
that the passive resistance movement has already be
come formidable and is steadily extending through
out the country.
The Westminster Gazette deems the issue of suf
ficient importance to devote almost an entire page of
a recent edition to publishing a record of the sum
monses that have been issued to compel the payment
of taxes by the resisters. It appears that the first act
of resistance occurred on June 2, when four residents
of the parish of Wirksworth were summoned before
the local magistrates for refusing to pay the school
taxes. Warrants were issued against their property
and sixteen days later the sales took place without
disturbance. Since that time down to September 4,
the day of the publication of the Gazette, upward of
3000 summonses were issued and the number of dis
traint sales amounted to sixty.
The open meeting, or social entertain
ment, given jointly by San Francisco Tent
of the Knights of the Maccabees and San
Francisco Hive of the ladles of the same
order. In Pioneer Hall last evening was
attended by more than 300 persons, the
majority being ladies. Under the direc
tion of Sir Knight Miles B. Schofleld there
was presented for the entertainment of
the members of both subordinates and
their friends a pleasing programme of
music, songs and recitations. The several
numbers were: Instrumental selections, by
the Maccabee Club of mandolin, guitar
and violin players, under the leadership
of Sir Knight Heidon; "How Mrs. Casey
Won at Euchre." recited by Mary Par
lolnl; barytone solo, A. A. Bradley; vocal
selection, by the Maccabee Ladies* Quar
tet— Mmes. von Seiberlich, Casey, Peters
and Boxton; violin solo, "Ave Maria." by
M. Rowan, recently of the Grau Opera
company; vocal duet, Mmes. Casey and
Boxton; instrumental duet. Archie and
Milton Smith, and selections, by the Mac
cabee Club. At the close of the pro
gramme the guests of the evening were
served with icecream and cakes, after
which there was a social time for an
Maccabees Entertain Friends
The Calendar Club gave an enjoyable
entertainment In the guild hall of St.
John's Episcopal Church, on Fifteenth
street, last evening. The programme
opened with a vocal solo by Mlsa Marlon
Cummlng. which was followed by a vio
lin and piano duet by Messrs. Jounjrer
and Laughlin and a vocal solo by Mr.
Jacobs. A farce. "A Happy Pair." In
which Miss Francis Van Reynegon and
Bert Allen played leading roles, waa
much appreciated. After the entertain
ment the floor waa cleared and dancing
was indulged In. A sumptuous supper
was then served and good-night was said.
The proceeds of these entertainments,
which are given, quarterly, go toward
defraying the debt of the church.
Calendar Club Entertainment.
An Oakland man recently secured a divorce on the
score that his wife was an inveterate. and uniformly
unlucky gambler. The poor man evidently forgot,
?.nd the Judge did not choose to remind him, that in
his marriage he took a more desperate chance and
exhibited a more thoroughly inbred gambling spirit
in serious things than ever his spouse did in her
Vogelsang reports also that four Chi
nese were arrested at San Pedro yester
day for having small abalone in their
possession and were fined J30 each. P.
Naba of San Rafael was caught with
one quail in his possession yesterday and
State Game Warden W. F. Gray of
Montana wrote to Vogelsang in reference
to the matter, and the latter ascertained
that Pulitzer was to return to the North
west shortly after the conclusion of the
Grand Army encampment. The sports
man was caught 600 miles from the point
where the alleged offense was committed
and was compelled to make the long
journey back In the saddle,. The trial
will take place September 26.
Chief Deputy Vogelsang of the State
Fish Commission acknowledges that he
was a party to the recent apprehension
of Joseph Pulitzer, son of the proprietor
of the New York World, for violating the
game laws of Montana, The authorities
at Helena discovered that' the young mil
lionaire sportsman had indulged his taste
for shooting too far, but he was then
coming to San Francisco.
Iiocal Game Official Gives Valuable
Information to Montana Authori
ties About J. Pulitzer.
AIDS IN APPREHENSION
OF A RICH SPORTSMAN
Consider Compressed Air machines.
The joint Supervisors Committee on ju
diciary and Streets reported back to the
board without recommendation the pro
posed ordinance restricting the operating
of compressed air cleaning machines on
the public streets. The ordinance Is de
signed to prohibit the operation of any
machine or engine on the streets for a
period of more than one hour at any
given point, provided, however, that th«
provisions of the ordinance shall not af
fect machinery uspd in the prosecution
of public work. The committee was of
the opinion that the ordinance in Its pres
ent shape is invalid In that it is dis
criminatory. Cleve Dam. representing the
labor unions, who are advocating the or
dinance, said he was willing to take
chances on its validity. T*-e subject was
made a special order for Monday, Sep
tember 2S. at 3:30 o'clock p. m.
NEW YORK. Sept. 18.-The following
Calif ornians are in New York: From San
Francisco — T. W. Donovan, at the Bar
tholdi; E. R. Dumont and wife, at the
Holland: Rev. J. J. Gannon, at the Sin
clair; "W. P. Lawlor, at the Holland; B.
H. Llchtensteln, at the Plaza; P. M.
Maher. at the Astor; M. J. Silk, at the
Sinclair; L. Sloss, at the Holland; C.
Taylor and wife, at the Bartholdl; Mrs.
Wright and S. P. Young, at the Grand
Union; W. Cresswcll. at the Grand Union;
Mrs. M. C. Day, at the Manhattan; Miss
M. S. Le Breton and Mr?. A. J. Le Breton,
at the Albert: Miss J. Pollock and A. Pol
lock, at the Murray Hill: E. T. Smith, at
the Rossmore; C. J. Foster, at the Na
varre: J. W. Norris, at the Gilsey.
From Los Angeles— Dr. Armstrong, at
the St. Denis; N. M. Kerehurich. at the
Netherland; S. D. Most, at the Imperial.
Californians in New York.
FOR a good many years it has been evident that
the white man would have to take up the bur
den of Morocco. The country is an important
one by reason of its relations to the Mediterranean
and the Atlantic and because of the rival interests of
France, Spain and Great Britain. When Lord Salis
bury made his famous speech some years ago about
"decadent nations" threatening the welfare of their
sound neighbors it was well understood that he in
cluded Morocco in the list. In fact the Morocco
problem has been quite a factor in European diplo
macy for a whole generation, and there have been
times when it threatened to become a cause of war.
Of late years the problem has been slowly solving
itself. After the war with this country Spain was
eliminated from the list of possible controllers of the
country. That war clearly demonstrated that Spain
can no longer be counted among the nations capable
of bearing the burden^ of empire. Morocco must
then pass to France W to Britain, for it seems to be
agreed that it cannot be much longer left in the
hands of the present incompetent possessors. For
the country as a whole the British have not had much
desire, but they have been looking with longing eyes
on a good port and harbor opposite Gibraltar. Some
of their naval authorities have declared the once for
midable rock fortress to be practically valueless in
modern war. It is true no power can take it, but
then no power except Spain wduld have any wish to
take it. Modern ships can steam through the straits
without coming within reach of its guns, and accord
ingly it no longer commands the passage as it <lid of
What is needed now by the British is not a strong
fort like Gibraltar, but a base of naval supplies and
a good safe harbor at the mouth of the Mediterranean.
Such a post can be obtained either in the island of
Minorca or on the coast of Morocco, but can hardly
be constructed at Gibraltar no matter how much be
the money expended. The facts have been frequently
brought out in discussions of the Morocco problem,
and it has been suggested that Great Britain should
give France a free hand in dealing with the country,
provided France agree to permit the British to take
possession of such a harbor as they wish.
No announcement has ever been made of any
agreement between the two powers on that or on any
other of their many points of antagonism, but it has
been more than once intimated that such an agree
ment is quite likely to be effected. It would seem
from the reports of the programme of French inva
sion of Morocco that some sort of understanding has
been reached. There are many ways in which France
could gain British consent to her occupation of
Morocco even without the surrender of a port as a
British naval base, for there are vexatious claims of
France in the Nile territory and in Newfoundland
whose settlement would be very comforting to a
British Ministry. It is therefore not improbable that
the French expedition into Morocco may be the-be
ginning of the end of that African kingdom' and that
within a few years it may be definitely annexed to the
empire of France.
THE MOROCCO PROBLEM.
There is thus ample evidence in the statistics of,
industry and of population to confirm the statement
of Mr. Northern that the race issue as it exists in
popular imagination is largely a bugaboo. With the
increase of wealth in the South there will corns an in
crease of schools and an increase of effectiveness in
the rural constabulary, and then lynch law will be as
rare in that as in any other section of the Union.
/^ INCE so much attention has been given to the
recent speech of John Temple Graves of
Georgia in defense of lynch law it is but fair to
note that he docs not in any way represent the domi
nant sentiment of the white people of Georgia, nor
did he accurately present the relations of whites and
blacks to one another in that State. His assertion
that the two races cannot develop a good advantage
while in contact with one another and his plea for a
programme of separation by a removal of the negroes <
from the South have been promptly refuted and re
pudiated by such rewspapers as the Atlanta Constitu
tion and by some of the most eminent men in the
The most elaborate reply that has been made to
Graves comes frdm W. J. Northern, a former Gov
ernor of Georgia and one of the most careful students
of the race problem. In an extended discussion of
the subject, published in a recent issue of the Consti
tution, Mr. Northern begins by furnishing proof that
.i majority of the whites of Georgia do not believe in
lynch law as a remedy for any crime whatever. He
says: "During my administration I had occasion to
make a very thorough' official investigation that fully
satisfied me that the people of this State as a body are
n the fullest sympathy with the administration of the
law and that they are ready to uphold it at any and
all hazard whatever the nature of the crime demand
Referring to the fact that lynchings have occurred
:n Georgia with considerable frequency he says:
"There have been in this State and in every other
State considerable violations of the criminal code, but
that does not indicate that the people are not pro
nounced against such iniquities." He added that the
undue prominence given in the press and in public
discussions to lynching cases leads to a. misconception
as to their frequency and that such outrages are by no
means so common as uninformed people believe.
Passing to a general consideration of the relations
of the two races Mr. Northern says they are now less
antagonistic and more co-operative than at any for
mer period since the war. He closed by saying:
'"We are now putting all the idle negroes to work and
the better negroes are helping to this end. Vice and
crime have greatly decreased ar/.ong them and we
are practically free from trouble. Let us stop the
continued abuse of the negro and rather help him to
be useful to himself and to the community. Com
mend him freely and generously and publicly, if you
will, when he docs well, and punish him severely in
the courts when he is vicious, and let that be the end
of it. We have no occasion for a constant crying out.
We have peace and abundant prosperity. Just let us
say so, publish the crimes of the people if it is best,
but let us be sure they have been committed before
we sav so."
Statements of that kind coming from men of known
influence in the South are far more cheerful reading
than the lurid rhetoric of men like Graves, who have
liardJy any other desire than that of making a repu
tation as lecturers. The problem of the races in the
South it unquestionably a difficult one, but the diffi
culties are being steadily overcome by the silent
workers who are going bravely about their work
•vrhile the orators are talking. The prosperity of the
South, which is so abundantly evident of late
years, is itself a proof that the two races are effect
ively co-operating in all departments of industry.
Moreover the latest census statistics show that for
the first time in many decades the population of the
South increased between 1890 and 1900 ih about the
fame percentage as that of "the North. That .fact
shows that the Southern people are not migrating to
the North and West in anything like the numbers of
former years. If the relations of the races were any
thing like 60 bad aj Graves and others like him de
clare we should have had a larger and not a dimin
ished exodus of Southern people from their homes.
A SOUTHERN OFTIMIST.
Edward Bedloe, a former American
Consul In China and now the represen
tative of an Eastern newspaper, and E.
S. Liittle. also a correspondent, who have
been attending the Irrigation Congress in
Salt Lake, arrived here yesterday on a
pleasure trip and are registered at the
Senator J. B. Curtln of Sonora is at the
Judge J. W. McKinley of Los Angeles
Is at the Palace.
F. A. Boole, a prominent lumber man of
Sanger, is at the Palace
Samuel B. Stoy. an insurance man of
Portland, is at the Palace.
Senator James A. Tyrrell and wife of
Grass Valley are guests at the Occiden
Thomas J. Kirk, State Superintendent
of Public Instruction, is do\*n from Sac
ramento and is staying: at the PalaCo.
Bank Commissioner Guy BarhanS of
Los Angeles and his bride of a few •weeks
returned from their honeymoon last even
ing and are registered at the Palace.
Edward E. McCall, a Justice of the Su
preme Court of New York State, arrived
at the Palace last night from Yellow
stone Park. He is making a tour of the
The Supreme Court decided yesterday
that Amelia Harrington was not entitled
to any portion of the estate of John P.
Harrington. The evidence showed that
deceased and the plaintiff married
in Michigan, but that a separation took
place a few months thereafter. Mrs. Har
rington alleges that she thought that her
husband was dead and subsequently mar
ried James Carley.
Her contention was that the last mar
riage was void and that as the widow of
John Harrington she was entitled to a
homestead. The Supreme Court holds
that her second marriage was "voidable,"
but not void. Mrs. Harrington, or Mrs.
Carley, then, can get nothing from the
estate in auestlon.
The court also declared yesterday that
Sotoyome Tribe. I. O. R. M.. must i>.iy»
a certain amount In sick benefits to Oith
edine Schou. The plaintiff's husband waa
a member of the order. He became in
sane and died.
She attempted to secure the benefit.-.,
which were refused on the ground that
Schou's illness waa caused by overindul
gence in liquor. The rules of the order
provide that no benefits are to be paid
in such cases. It was not proved that
Schou's Illness was caused by liquor ami
the court says that the benefits must bo
paid. ; . ' •
Supreme Court Settles Two Disputes
in Which Bereaved Women Axe .
Our Filipino fellow citizens are clamoring for a
larger and more significant representation on the
Civil Service Commission which has been organized
in the islands. ' The man who gave this national snap
away and told the litUe fellows of the south seas of
our gigantic governmental bunko game should be
tried for high treason and executed as an enemy of
ONE WIDOW LOSES CASE
AND ANOTHER TRIUMPHS
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 1903
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The board of officers of the First Regi
ment. L. C. C. announce a full-dress hop
on Thursday evening, September 24, at
Native Sons' Hall.
It is announced by telegraphic report
that Miss Ruth Bryan, daughter of Wil
liam Jennings Bryan, is engaged to Wil
liam Homer Leavltt, the artist who
painted her father's picture. Now, that
is really a very- pretty story. Artists are
dangerous things to have about, where
susceptible young girls linger — especially
when they wield an Inspired brush, 4 ds
did this young Lochinvar. Papa Bryan
has not yet substantiated the story of
the betrothal, but It Is safe to conjecture
what the spirited young miss will do if
worst comes to worst.
Not quite in keeping with the original
plan was Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Marshall
Flint's going away. Instead of starting
for the sylvan shades of Wyntoon after
their wedding, they quietly slipped over
to this city and went straight to their
new home on Green street, near Scott.
The following interesting programme
was rendered during the reception hours:
Jewel song from "Faust," Miss Helen
Heath; monologue, Miss Lillian Qulnn;
vocal solo, . Miss Vivian Bailey; vocal
solo. Miss Golden; piano solo ("Noc
turne," by Leybach). Miss Connolly.
After the rendition of these numbers a
dainty supper was served in Elks' Hall.
On Wednesday night the members of
the George H. Thomas Circle 'No. 32, La
dies of the G. A. R., presided over by
Mrs. Mary Merrill Miller, held an in
formal reception at Utopia Hall in honor
of Mrs. Belinda S. Bailey.
'¦ The guest of .honor has been recently
promoted to tho national presidency of
the Ladles of the G. A. R., and deep in
terest was manifested at this function,
the first held in her honor by her own
Channing Auxiliary Is arranging with
Mrs. Louise Benson for a course of her
Interesting discussions on questions Of
the day and literary topics, to begin early
in October. Mrs. Benson's talks last win
ter were much, enjoyed by those privi
leged to hear them.
The following guests enjoyed the hos
pitality of Mr. Harrison: Mis3 Margaret
Anglin, Mrs. G. Livingstone Lansing,
Mrs. Frank Grace, Mrs. Josephine de
Greayer, Miss Frances Jollffe, Miss Vir
ginia Joliffe, Miss Helen do Young, Miss
Queenie Russell. Miss Howell, Henry
Miller, J. r>. Phelan, Frank Grace, L.
Nethersole, Donald de V. Graham, J. C.
"Wilson, Mr. Burnett, Charles de Young,
A. Joullln and A. Dalton Harrison.
The decorations were strikingly attrac
tive, an electric fountain in the center of
the table scintillating brilliantly. Water
lilies and La France roses Jent their
beauty and fragrance to the festal board,
and a mass of maplo leaves, with their
deep green, accentuated the delicacy of
Amadee Jouillin had laid his skillful
brush upon the guest cards with very
happy results, and during the evening
presented the guests of honor with a se
rious bit of his skill— a work In oils.
A charming supper was given on Thurs
day night in the red room of the Bo
hemian Club' by William Greer Harrison,
complimentary to .Miss Margaret Anglin
and Henry Miller. Seldom has a func
tion been* held beneath this rooftree ot
good fellowship that was more In keeping
with the congenial atmosphere identified
with these hospitable walls.
The food committee will also take up a
proposed modification of the standards
for ketchup^ and baking powders as a re
sult of so*hie samples being found deficient
In certain requirements.
Green believes that the Increase In but
ter fats will be' of Interest to the con
sumer and the decrease in solids, not fat,
will be of interest to«the seller of milk.
Green is not as yet prepared to make any
recommendation regarding the specific
gravity to be reaulred and does not ex
press any pronounced opinion as to
whether a change In that connection is
advisable. He says that very few ar
rests " are made for deficiency In total
Bolids In milk.
Green has made a number of analyses
recently as a result of milk raids by food
inspectors and states that the milk has
been found In the majority of cases to be
pure. No arrests were made in the last
raid, when fourteen samples were taken
for chemical examination. None of the
samples examined contained any forma
Professor Green, after exhaustive an
alyses of milk samples, covering a period
of many years, is prepared to recommend
that the present requirement of 3.2 per
cent for butter fats be increased to 3.4
per cent and on the other hand that the
existing exaction of 8.8 per cent for solids
not fats be reduced to 8.07 per cent, and
the food committee. It is understood, is
favorable to Green's recommendation.
This will change the present specifica
tion of 12 per cent for total solids to 11.47.
which Professor <2reen believes should
rule, 'owing to the peculiar conditions
existing In the milk industry of this city.
He points to the fact that owing to the
lengthened dry season pecullaryto this
coast it is a hardship to exact such a
high percentage in solids not fat in milk.
The Board of Health has under con
sideration a proposed change In the pres
ent milk standard and In all likelihood a
revision of the same will be put in effect
at no distant date. The matter has been
referred to the food committee of the
board, consisting of Drs. Lewltt and
Baum, who are In consultation with City
Chemist Green regarding the contem
Kxpert Cyril Williams ascertained yps
terday that an error has been made in
calculating the SO per cent Increase mado
by the State Board of Equalization on
San Francisco's total assessment of $427,
&11.64S. According to the Pdlittcal Cod««.
there is exempt from any raise which
may be made by the board named all
moneys, solvent credits, mortgages, deeds
of trust, contracts and other obligations
by which a debt is secured, it beins the
law that such assessments have a stable
Williams has figured tr.at the raise of
30 per cent should be calculated on the
total roll less moneys, solvent credits,
etc., which would be as follows:
Real estate . . .' '^J'^'?^
Personal property other than money •
or solvent credits ai.5w.4uJ
Total subject to ra!«> fKM.W3.3JO
Thirty per cent Increase 11S..I...«7>>
Assessment by Board of Equal
Money, no! vent credits, etc., ex- rr
empt from ratse ,. 33..^H).0M>
Grand total assessed valuation $543,833.32*
Auditor Baehr is In receipt of a circular
from the State Board of Equalization giv
ing formal notification of the raise in the
assessment roll of this city, which con
tains the following Instructions:
In all cases -where the property Is subject to
a mortgage or trust deed the percentage of
increase must flr»t be added to the. asanwrnent
of the property affected and the deduction
made from the increased aysesment, and the
change must correspondingly be made In thi«
total vaiue column, otherwise there will be a
less amount of taxes raised than is necessary
for State purposes. To illustrate, if a man is
assessed for JtOOO on a tract of land subject
to a mortgage of $.VX> the "'> per cent In
crease would apply to the total valuation of
$1000 on the theory that the property has been
undervalued, so that the owner would pay
taxes on JGOO not covered by mortgage, plus
$20o raise, or $S0O. the mortgage of $500, of
course, to be assessed to the mortgagee.
The popular demand that the proposed issue of
these bonds, made a lien on the city, be voted down
and that another proposition be submitted making
them a lien on the road alone is not in opposition to
public ownership at all, but is rather in favor of it by,
forcing it into such strict business lines as will con
tribute to its success and lessen the chances for its
failure. If the Examiner can conjure any reasons
why this should not be done let it conjure and print
the result of its divinations in large black-faced type
on :ts editorial page, that the taxpayers may know
what it thinks it thinks about the matter. If
William Randolph Hearst will not buy the bonds
when based on the road only, why not?
As far as The Call's position is concerned it is un
affected by any speculation as to whether the road
will be operated by the city at a profit or a loss. We
merely insist that the bonds to acquire it be a lien
upon the road only and not upon the city. If the
Examiner have any objections to that it will please
state them and come down out of the air and into
Geary street. It is now quoting Mr. Horace Platt's
figures of the private operation of the road to show
that it will pay the city a profit. Mr. Platt's figures
are made upon what the road is doing and may do
under private ownership. They are positively no
proof that it will do better or worse under public
We insist that the history of public ownership in
this country proves by analogy that the road will do
worse under public ownership, but that has nothing
to do with the demand of the taxpayers that the
bong's shall be based on the road and not be a lien
on the city. In Massachusetts eighteen cities were
lighted by gas and electricity by private companies.
Under the law of that State when public ownership
is undertaken all private property in the same line
that might compete has to be taken over, as in
England, so that public ownership shall have no pri
vate competitor. In the eighteen cities in question
the private companies were all making a profit. The
same cities have now had several years' experience in
public ownership, with the result that the cost of light
is double what the private companies charged, and
yet there is a heavy annual deficit that has to be met
by general taxation.
We are only holding aloft the lamp of experience.
San Francisco may be an exception in public owner
ship and may net a profit where other cities have
netted a loss. No man can say whether this will or
will not be the result of the experiment here. The
real opponents of public ownership are those who,
like the Examiner, insist upon an unbusinesslike be
ginning by wanting to burden the whole city with a
debt which the Geary-street road should bear alone.
The city proposes to go into the business of run
ning a street railroad and to do it just as a private
corporation would, by issuing bonds. The Exam
iner seems to think that it thinks the city will not
own the road unless these bonds are a lien upon the
city and not upon the road. By parity of reasoning
the private corporation would not own its property if
the bonds for it were based upon it alone. This is
rank nonsense from any business point of view. 1/
Mr. William Randolph Hearst is willing to buy the
bonds issued as a lien on the city, why is he not will
ing to buy them issued as a lien on the road alone?
He says: "If experience should prove that the city
cannot run the road at a profit there will not be much
lost" if the bonds are a lien on the city. We reply
that if the bonds are a lien on the road alone there
will be nothing lost if, as he says, private parties will
then be willing to lease it at a high price, for the
rent of the property must then pay the bonds and
interest and the taxpayers will lose nothing. .
THE Examiner, in the body of a page displayed
in large type, returns to a discussion of the
Geary-street Railroad bonds, in which it says:
"The opponents of the acquisition of the road make
the objection that it will cost the city more to run it
than the road will bring in."
THE GEARY STREET BONDS.
CLUB RED ROOM
MAY REVISE TRIE
It will be remembered that when the tariff question
was precipitated by Mr. Chamberlain some of the op
ponents of the education bill declared that the new
issue had been raised solely for the purpose of evad
ing the educational issue. The charge was unfair,
but there can be no doubt that the Ministers were
quite glad to get away from the denominational con
troversy which was threatened. Even as it is, how
ever, there is going to be trouble with the law, and in
some localities the struggle between the magistrates
and the resisters may become quite serious before
all is over.
of the "Passive Resistance Committee" are quo\gd as
saying that upward of 400 local leagues have been
formed to resist the tax and that the movement is
In describing the manner in which the distraint
sales are received by the public the Gazette says:
;\ "There was some feeling displayed at a sale of the
goods of Passive Resisters at Colchester yesterday,
the Rev. T. Batty, a Baptist minister, and the Rev.
Pierrepont Edwards, locally, known as 'the fighting
parson,' entering into discussion in the auction room,
but being stopped by the auctioneer, who said he did
his work during the week and he hoped they did
theirs on Sundays. At Long Eaton the goods of
twenty-three Passive Resisters were sold amid demon
strations of hostility to the auctioneer. A boy was
arrested for throwing a bag of flour. Six distress
warrants were issued at Loughborough, in Leicester
shire, while at Brighton the magistrates made orders
in nearly one hundred cases. There was much
demonstration in the court, the magistrates after one
•outburst leaving the bench and ordering the room
to be cleared. Some people were put out, but others
clung to their seats and would not move. The chief
constable appealed to all to leave quietly, but realiz
ing the ugly aspect of things^ he consented to act as
mediator and ask the magistrates to proceed on the
understanding that there was no further disturbance.
Thus the situation was saved."
THE SAN FUANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1903.
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Alameda has in her County Jail a man who has been
waiting twenty years to be tried on a charge of mur
der. Let him read the results in recent Oakland
trials for murder and he will demand judgment on
the spot. Oakland is notoriously good to those' that
If one is to judge from reports which find-promi
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of the American stage spells scandal. For some
actresses the guarding of their good name is in an
inverse ratio to their advancement in their profession.
And it is a bad manager and a worse theater that
will employ a woman who pleads such notoriety as a
bid for public popularity. \
A large,' number of people attended/the
anniversary entertainment given last
night In Golden Gate Hall by Martha
Washington Circle of the Companions of
the Forest of America. The affair con
cluded with dancing under the direction
of S. Bchweitzer as floor manager.
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