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JOBS OF THE JIMREAS.
No More of Them Wanted
in San Jose.
A GREEDY UN THAT MIST GO.
The Detent Element of the Fair Town
THAT HALL OF RECORDS STEAL.
Sending Three Hantlred Miles for Material
to Bo Had at Tlieir Very Doors
Jimmy Rea and his jobbers ars begin
ning to squirm.
By breaking up their schemes for con
tinuing in power in Santa tiara County
The Call has made them very anxious.
They looked pale yesterday aud as if
they had lost a good deal of sleep.
They fear tha: the reign of bossisn and
Jobbery in San Jose Is nearly over.
Editor Shot-ridge, when be bad recovered
a little from the surprise that the decent
element ot the city helped co give him last
Monday morning, gave forth this little
"The Republican party in this county
has reached to a position where it must
HALL OF RECORDS. SAN JOSE.
either kill off the malcontents or be killed
"The Republican party" means Rea and
his jobbers, and "the malcontents" means
the decent element that is opposing the un
So Editor Shortridge stated the exact
The jobbers and their jobbery must
sink from sight or else the decent element
must go by the board.
Both cannot stand at once.
The people of Santa Clara County must
choose which side they wish to win—de
cency or Indecency.
Jimmy's editor must have had a very
bad jolt, for he gulps forth this despairing
"Many of them (Jimmy's jobbers) have
become disgusted with politics, and are
hesitating whether It will not be best to let
the malcontents run this campaign and see
what they can do with it."
How well Jimmy's little man hits it off.
Tnat is exactly the way the gang feels.
But Its disgust with politics now is noth
ing to what It will be before long.
Jobbery in .Santa Clara County must be
very bard hit, for the Mercury man, after
thinking very hard, publishes four columns
of editorials in defense of the jobbers— all in
But it did not wipe out the jobbery of the
Nothing can efface that.
Every time tiie decent people of San Jose
look at the electric-light masts of tbeir fair
city they think of Jimmy Rea 'a jobbers.
Every time they pass by the Hall of Rec
ords the word "jobbery" comes up in their
Every time they catch a glimpse of the
Agnews Asylum they think "jobbery."
Every time the reek from their unfinished
main sewage-drains comes up in their nos
trils they say, "That smells like Jimmy's
When they think of the chance San Jose
lost for more perfect rail communication
with San Francisco, by means of the pro
posed electric line, to which the Rea Super
visors refused a franchise because Jimmy,
as a faithful Southern Pacific Railroad Com
missioner, could not let them do so, they
Even when they have occasion at night to
glance at the big town clock, lighted by a
certain corporation favored by the Jobbers
because it stands in with them, they say
**9 o'clock— blast the boodlers."
And so it goes all over the county.
Now, Santa Clara County is fair to look
npon. There is none fairer.
TBI Call's representative looked abroad
from the western hills yesterday and saw a
land more fertile than that along the banks
of the Nile.
Great patches of green showed where
grew the pear, the peach, the olive and
Yellow squares, miles broad, showed
where the golden grain had been harvested.
An atmosphere that cleared the eye and
let it see afar from the great levels In the
north to the jagged skyline in the south was
breathing the fragrance of flowers.
From the green and yellow and brown
below to the perfect blue that arched the
valley there was that which said "Richness,
On one of the great levels sat San Jose,
the picture of a city— an ideal.
In the center rose the great iron tower
whose too looked down from a serene height
npou the peaceful town and the outlying
On the summit ot that tower fluttered a
piece of cloth.
That piece of cloth stood for a good deal.
It meant freedom for one thing, and it
meant as much freedom from traitors who
hamper civilization by robbing citizens of
their rights and by despoiling them of their
honest gains as it meant freedom from for
eign invaders. It was a sacred piece of
cloth too holy to be touched by the fingers of
those who grow rich upon the spoils of
office, and whose same fingers are ever
ready to be thrust into the public purse.
lt was the American flag.
Looking at that valley and at that town a
citizen of San Jose lifted bis eyes to the flag
and said that to him, knowing what he did
of the villainy that had been peipetrated by
public officers and their bosses within sight
of the great tower, the flag actually seemed
out of place.
'•As a community without power to throw
off the yoke of bossism and boodlelsm,"
said he, "we can hardly say that we have a
right io float that flag above our town. We
should first smite down the great evils by
which we are held in check."
While the case is not so b.d as the senti
mental citizen deemed it, it is bad enough.
It is really very hard to see how, with the
great number of reputable citizens in tbe
town, it could be any worse.
STORY OF A 810, BIG JOB.
It Mill Coat the Santa Clara Taxpayers
Nearly Half a Million.
The Jlmrea jobbers have a big thing on
hand just now.
It is the Hull of Records job.
This Is really the most enterprising
scheme In which the gang ever engaged.
It hm its difficulties.
Everything has not gone as smooth as it
might. One Supervisor
actually had the audacity
to stand in the way of
the Jimreas and to tell
.them that ho proposed to
Mand up for the rights
of the people. This made
the gang anxious. Iters
was a beauty of a job
that might be spoiled by
a foolishly conscientious
A model keystone all
official. But the gang managed to squeeze
along and get in its hue work.
How did it do it?
It owned the other four.
It.was.v of course, too bad that it could
not get a full hoard to run, but that absurd
man—bis name is J. S. Whiteburst— had
strange notions of what a Supervisor ought
to do. And ho had, what no Supervisor
to be a good Supervisor can possibly
have— a conscience.
San Jose wanted a Hall of Records and it
wanted a good one.
lt was proposed to build it of the best San
J, se sandstone.
That stone had been used by the builders
of the Stanford University, and had been
found to be perfectly adapted for a solid
building. . , . »''""__''-.
It was given as the opinion of experts that
the university would stand for ages.
But the first thing to do was to buy a lot,
A suitable site for the building was offered
next to the courthouse.
The price set by the owners was 52_,000.
That was rather high.
Everybody thought that if the county paid
that much money for the lot it would bo
But the jobbers saw their chance to make
a little pile right there at the outset.
They manipulated the sale of tbe lot to
"Of course It will go through, now that
the gang has got hold of it," was what the
It did go through.
But there was a little surprise ln store for
Eveu the wisest of them thought that the
gang would be satisfied with its -bare of the
The day of the sale came around. The
price was mado kuowu to the world.
lt was 180.000.
The people held up their hands, a good
deal after the fashion that they do when tbo
man with a shotgun stops the stage.
It was not so muth from mere astonish
"Throw up your hands!" was a familiar
cry to them. • .....
They had stood at the muzzles of the job
bers' guns too often to be severely shocked!
by the performance.
With this prelude the boodle song of the
nail of Records was begun.
The pianissimo part was passed over so
softly til it people did not catch the notes.
Then came the crescendo.
The gang declared that the hall must be
built of granite.
What was still more necessary, from their
point of view, was thai the granite should
come from Fresno.
That gave Jimmy Rea's railroad friends
a long haul.
Had the stone of Santa Clara County
been used there would only hare been a
Then there were other thlng» to b* con
Chief among these was boodle.
It was firmly insisted upon by th« people
that sandstone was far preferable, as it
would not crumble when exposed to fire, as
Then, too, it was not2.V miles away.
It would give employment to workmen In
Santa Clara County.
If th«« outsiders' stone were used it
would look as though the county officials
had no faith in their own stone.
It would give the sandstone industry in
SaaU Clara County a black eye.
But that niadrt no difference.
Granite won the day.
It could be battled fir 250 miles and the
county could pay the railroad, and Jim Kea
could favor his frirnds.
The law required that the contract should
be let to the lowest bidder.
The granite company's bid was not the
In fact it was not even a bid.
It was simply a communication to the
Supervisors stating that the jab would bo
done for so much.
Ami so the contract was let to the granite
company for $158,00-, although there were
other lower bidders, one of them bidding
nearly $40,000 less.
The company brought In the stone from
afar, and all the while San Jose had at its
very doors a sandstone equal to any
building material to be found in the United
But this is not all of the robbery of the
taxpayers by the eang.
It is customary to pay the architect of a
building 3% per cent of the contract price,
where he merely draws up the plans and
does not supervise all the details of the
The jobbers are paying 5 per cent
And besides that they are paying a super
intended' $5 a day to watch the progress of
If they were to pay 5 per cent, the regular
rate fixed by architects where they must su
pervise the work, they ought to gel suffi
cient to dispense with extra help.
But it is the policy of all political bosses
to have as much pitronago to dispense as
possible, and in this way many votes are
Jimmy Rea affords no exception to this
He keeps as large a crowd dependent on
him as possible.
Each mau has his price, and each must be
Some of them do honest work for the peo
ple, though under the rule of the boss, but
all of them are his creatures.
. Pleasant for the taxpayers to reflect upon.
The Hall of Records Is being erected at a
rate that will insure its completion by next
It Is a curiosity in the building lin*-.
It has one large arch without « keystone.
I hat sounds strange, but a San Jose archi
tect of well-known ability is willing to swear
-hey lave cut creases In a stone to make
them look like joints, though there is no
Joint there. The stone that would hava
been next to the keystone and the keystone
Itself are all one. That is very cheap and
faulty construction, and if that sort of thing
is carried out throughout the whole job they
will have a Hall of Records that may hold
together until the Recorder moves in aud
m _L aM dnwn before the doors are hung.
If ,lie Hall of Records does not cost the
people of Santa Clara County $500,000 be
lore the gang is through with it, it will bo
very strange." said a well-known citizen of
San Jose yesterday.
Others that were interviewed on the sub
ject expressed the same opinion.
lloxc Ue Is Loved and Beepected When He
Ie at Home.
"When Jim Re a |g in San Francisco "he is
not a very big man. He is simply president
of the Southern Pacific Company's Hoard
of Railroad Commissioners. He comes up
here every Monday to stay a few hours—
not to earn his salary, but to make a stagger
at it. bb
He Is the man who calls persons who
bring complaints of railroad trickery before
him "common cranks."
He draws $.000 a year from the State as
Railroad Commissioner, and the people
could well afford to pay to him ten times as
much to surrender his office to some one
who would capably and efficiently represent
Rea has a good-looking, rather boyish
face, and generally wears a smile tbat is
childlike and bland.
He Is not very well known here, an d
when he nets into San Francisco be is
But when he takes the train for San Jose
he begins to be larger, and as each succeed
ing station is passed he swells and swells,
until finally, when the train ruus into the
station at San Jose he has to go out of the
car sideways, as the door is a size too small
This is because so many people are afraid
But as large as he Is in San Jose lie can
not noil the vote of Santa Clara County for
Jim Rea any more.
His name Is like a firebrand to tbe honest
ranchers in the county.
If you say to them you are a friend of Jim
Rea you will be lucky it ..you escape with
He is extremely unpopular in the rural
This was shown by the way bo ran for re
election to the office el Railroad Commis
sioner at the last election.
In 18»«j he received a majority over his
Democratic opponent of i' 7') votes.
In 1890 his opponent secured a majority in
the county of Mfl
This made Ron 's a tual loss 1225.
And Jim had a barrel of Stanford's money
to back him.
What is known as the Willows district in
Santa Clara County is overwhelmingly Re
publican wheu a decent man is on the Re
THE MORNING CALL, SAN .FRANCISCO,- SATURDAY, JULY 16, 1892 EIGHT PAGES.
publican i.-ket, but they will have none of
Ilea's men there. ,____„
Ilea's man Kington if Santa Clara found
this out at the last election.
Kington was a Republican, but he was
one of the Jimreas aud the people knew it.
Opposed to Kington was J. S. Whiteharst,
a Confederate Democrat, who would or
dinarily have been snowed under by the
Republicans in a very sad way.
Rut knowing that the other man was a
Rea man, the Republicans voted for that
Confederate Democrat and elected him by
a large majority.
This sort of history is likely to repeat It
Feeling this, the respectable Republicans
of Santa Clara Couuty want to rid them
selves of Rea.
They want to sweep him and bis gang
They want to show once for all that a
slimy creature such as this boss cannot sur
vive in their midst.
The movement, headed by Francis Spen
cer, has already got a good headway. The
ranks of the "malcontents" are swelling
This worries Charley Shortridge, as he
would lose a good deal of oflicial pap if the
decent element should gain full control in
He can be depended upon to stamp and
shako his lists and co into hysterics from
this time until election day.
Rut every stamp and every shake loses a
vote for the gang, aud Charley ought to
lie is known throughout the whole length
and breadth of Santa Clara County as Jim
Nothing much worse could be said of him.
Rea is worried, too. lie has the kind of
worry that attacks men who face defeat.
He will get his men togsther and work the
primaries as of old. lie will fix up little
jobs on this mau and on that, and he will
throw all of his strength into the fight.
Rut it will be, as Schreiner puts It. "A
striving and a trying and an ending in
ADOLPH SUTRO'S REASONS.
Why lie I n.ifaia Ag-aln-t the Sixteenth-
The report of F. T. Newberry, civil en
gineer of the Sixteenth-street extension, was
hied with the Hoard of Supervisors yester
day afternoon by Adolph Sutro, who in a
communication accompanying it asked that
the report be considered his protest against
the extension work. In the report tho pe
culiar form of the boundaries of the a**
ment district are criticized, as well as the
method of a«sessmeut. In it the fact is
noted that one block belonging to Colonel
C. F. Crocker is not taxtd and that some
outside lands are assessed at $10 a block,
while others range from $60 to £-'.-_. The
report concludes as follows:
1 regard this a*, the most miserable attempt to
Rd just assessment*, and for Uie Commissioners
to liave spent lavoauu one-half years in writing to
produce men a work is reprehensible in the ex
treme. The assessments Have more the appear
ance of lump sins thrown together haphazard
titan any sincere attempt to abide by ratios. I
cannot find anything to Commend in any part of
toe -".err, for whirl: the property-owners are ex
pected to pay neatly 9100,000 to ibe Commis
sioners, valuers, survey ots, lawyers, etc"
DEAR LITTLE JESSIE.
A Fair Youu_ Larcenl-t Given Over to
Ben Napthaly. the Police Court attorney,
posed as a detective last night and escorted
Jessie Wilson down to the Southern police
station in company with Officer Greon of
Market street. Jessie stands accused of
having relieved a young Slavonian of 8-_
la a lodging-house on Pacific an Stockton
streets. She was held to answer before the
Superior Court, but when her case came up
before Judge Treats sho was absent, Ow
ing to this little delinquency on her
part, a bench warrant was is-sued for her
arrest. Her mother and Napthaly were on
her bonds, and Napthaly was naturally
anxious to find her. He met her on Market
6tyet last night and Insisted upon her going
to-* the Fol.om-street station, where a war
rant was awaiting her. Jessie, when seen
shortly after by a Call reporter, said that
she would prove an alibi, and if she had
known ih it the was wanted by the police
she would have been only too happy to yield
herself up to the authorities.
AN AMBITIOUS WOMAN.
-TomloAtrd by 111. I'-npl-'a Tarty for
Attorney-...- n»- rai of .Montana.
New York Recorder.
The spectacle of a female Attorney-.
eral for a big State Is among the possibili
ties in Montana. The People's party have
nominated for that office Miss Ella L.
Knowles, the only woman lawyer In the
State. The older par-
tics have not yet made
their nominations for
State officer.. The con
stitution does not say
that the Attorney-Gen
eral, or any other < (liter
for that matter, shall
not be a woman, but it
infers as much by speak
ing of the Attorney-
General as "he" and re
ferring to ''his duties."
Miss Knowles, who Is
about 28 years old. was
born in Northwood,
-Rockingham Couati. N.
Miss Ella _. Knowles.
11. , and Is the daughter of David Knowles
and Louisa Knowles. Her father still re
sides in the old homestead in New Hamp
shire, in what is known as the Knowles
district. Her mother died when Miss
Kaoarla. was 14 yean of age. Miss Knowles
graduated from the North wood seminary at
toe age ot is. and one year later from the
New Hampshire State Noima! School.
Afterward she went to Bates College at
Lewi-ton, Me., from which institution
she graduated in tie class of '81 with
high honors, receiving the degree of
A. B. Four years later Bates College
conferred on her the degree of A. If. la
1888 Miss Knowles commenced the study of
law in the office of Burnhnm __ Brown,
Manchester, N. 11. .She prosecuted her
studies tliere about a year, when, on account
of ill health, she came west and took the
chair of elocution and Latin in lowa Col
lege. Beiaa advise, by physicians to co
among the mountains she went to H*-leiia
in the fall of 1887. She tatieht one year in
the Central School there and then resumed
the study of law. There was considerable
prejudice against allowing her to practice.
So the little woman went to work among
the members of the last Territorial Legis
lature, that of 1888-89, and had a bill intro
duced and passed to admit women to prac
tice law. She was admitted to the bar De
cember 1, 1800. Now she has a practice of
which many men would be proud.
AN ILLINOIS BOY.
J -tries B. CaYanaagh, Who Or..<lu_te«l at
the Head of Hl* (lass at West I'olnt.
James B. Cavanaugh, who graduated at
the head of his class at the United States
Military Academy, was born in Greenfield,
111., 23 years ago. Ills father was an officer
of volunteers in the war. Hi* family moved
to Kansas, and subse
quently in 1883 to Oiym
pia, Wash. And there
young Cavanaugh ob
tained his appointment
to a vacant cadetshlp at
West Point. Ha won li
ln severe competition
with 13 other aspiring
young men. He speaks
of this very modestly,
and says it was quite by
"accident" that he came
to West Point at all.
From the start he took
a lead on his classmates
and has stead niain-
James B. Cavanaugh.
tamed it. Each year has seen him at the
head of bis class, and it is a good class, too.
He has shown particular aptitude for mathe
matics, mechanics, electrical work and en
gineering. His record is the more remark
able when one reflects that, as a boy, he
had no great advantages for schooling. He
had been in a high school and studied a
little algebra. Tbat was as far as he had
goue. Athletically he Is considered one of
the beat men in the class. He is a star
rider, and that alone is saying a grsat deal.
He is excellent at football al»o, and feuces
like a master.
Cadet Cavanaugh will be assigned to tho
Corps of Engineers. This will take him to
Willetts Point, after a leave of absence
spent at his home in Olympia. At this sta
tion he will have an opportunity to extend
his theoretical knowledge of military and
civil engineering. He Is fond of everything
relating to electrical engineering.
A Narrow .........
Charles Evans came near contributing to
tbe list of fatalities from coble-car cross
ings last night. lie was knocked down by
a Cliff House and Ferries car at the corner
of Sacramento street, near Market. The
car was stopped Justin time and Evans es
caped with an injured ankle. He was aide
to walK with a little assistance and returned
to his home on Hyde street.
Ducked anil Injured.
Edward Wagner, an employe of the Call
fornia Transportation Company, was super
intending the unloading of a barge at the
foot of Third street yesterday afternoon
when a bale of hay fell and knocked him
overboard. He was promptly rescued and
sent to the Receiving Hospital. In addition
to the ducking lie received a severe sprain
of the left ankle.
A lady in Buck»;ort has sold $99 worth of
braids made from her own hair, and yet she
has plenty of hirsute growth left. -
THE DEAL CONSUMMATED.
Terms of the Transfer of (lie Ful
ton Works to Baden.
Block of Land Donated— Works to Be in Oper
ation Within Sax Months-" Call's"
Information Borne Out by Facts.
Mr. Smith, vice-president and managing
director of the South San Frauclsco Land
and Improvement Company, was seen by a
reporter of Tin. Call yesterday afternoon.
He was asked if he bad read the article in
The Call to the effect that the deal be
tween his company and Mr. Spiers of the
Fulton Iron Works was practically settled.
"Yes," replied Mr. Smith, "I have read
the article and it is correct. The matter Is
practically settled, although no papers have
as yet been »igned. Hut they will be signed
before I leave for the East in a few days."
"What are the terms of the settlement?"
"Simply that we donate Mr. Spiers a cer
tain amount of laud on condition that the
Fulton Works are removed to Baden, and
that within six months they must be work
ing up to the samo capacity as before the
fire on May '_'.'"
"You seem to have acted wisely in grant
ing this liberal concession to the Fulton
"Weil, we think so. We do not want to
blow our own trumpet, you know, and we
appreciate what Tin: Call has said. Set
tlement of our land is getting into a
healthy condition, and matters are begia
nlng to solidify. The erection of the
Fulton Works will give an impetus to set
tlement, considering the lame number of
men employed. That was, of course, the
principal motive that induced us to grant
the land to Mr. Spiers."
"How are the dredging operations pro
"Dredging "will be finished In time for
the use of the Fulton people, but there
will be a lot more to be done after that."
-Mr. Spiers was also seen aud corrob
orated Mr. Smith's statement that the deal
had been consummated. Ho is already
busy preparing instructions for the speei-f-
GROIN D PLAN OF THE PROPOSED WORKS.
cations snd plans, and expects to bo able Is
get the work of construction commenced
within the next week or two.
Mr. Spiers is naturally very much grati
fied that he. has been able to procure such a
splendid location and feci . confident that
under the new au. favorable conditions the
business will rapidly crow- in volume and
importance second to none on the Pacific
Const. Tiie site Is admirably adapted lor
shipbuilding, and the large extent of
ground will enable him to go on adding
to the buildings without crowding tor many
years to co-DC. Be will have do difficulty
In meetinc the condition that withiu six
months they must be working up to the
same capacity as before the fire.
An illustration of tiio ground plan of the
works is shown herewith. The block of
land, which comprises 20 acres, i* bounded
by Railroad avetme. Water strf-r, Hay
market and Commerce street- The latter
street runs along the front of the basin. A
wharf 300 feet long will be constructed
from Commerce street to a float dry
dock 125 X.OO feet, and not far distant from
the drydnrk there will be a large shed (JOx 4oo
feet. Two railroad switches will be put in
close to the works, one on Water street and
the other on Railroad avenue, and tiie rail
road tracks mill practically surround the
works. Transportation facilities both by
rail and water are therefore afforded of the
most favorable kind. The basin, which
measures 700x1100 feet, will be stifl'.cJently
dredged within the next »lx month*; to per
nut of Us use by the Fulton Works for
transportation purpo'es. As stated In The
Call of yesterday Mr. Stders will have
steam launch constantly plying between the
works and the tflico and machine-shop in
The early completion of the new works
will enable the Fulton peonle to execute
contracts recently closed for the building
of a number of vessels, and it is expected
tnat very soon the number of employes,
amounting at the time of the fire to _(.-, will
be more than doubled.
Baden has every prospect of becoming 8
large manufacturing center. The erection
of the stccsyard and abattoir Is being
pushed on with the utmost expedition, ami
when in thorough working order they will
give employment to nearly 1500 persons.
This, coupled with the employes of the Ful
ton Iron Works, will make of Its-elf a good
An African King"*. 11,. I :.t ablished a
New York Sun.
About seven year-, ago King K«!an*.ba,
ruler of the very Intelligent Baiuba tribe in
the southern part of the Congo basin, decided
that Intoxicating liquors were a great curse,
and that he would at once free his people
from the bondage of intemperance. Ho
therefore made it a grave crime to drink
palm wine and other intoxicating beverages,
and In order to put temptation beyond the
reach of his people he Issued nn edict thai
all the palm trees in the country should be
cut down, and this destructive measure was
immediately carried out. lf the King had
stopped with this remarkable effort to
propagate the cause of temperance all might
have fared well with his people, but. un
fortunately, he introduced a practice which
was far more baneful than intemperance.
He introduced the culture of hemp, ami
made hemp-smoking one of the religious
practices of the country. Thenceforth this
injurious vice was to figure among the rites
employed in the worship of the native gods.
The culture of hemp rapidly extended
and the habit of hemp-smoking grew upon
the people until it has seriously injured
them. The results are said to be far mors
injurious than the excessive use of opium.
Prince li. do Croy, who is the Commis
sioner of the Congo Free State iv the
Kassai district, writes that he has visited
Baiuba villages whose entire population
has been almost ruined in morals and
physique by the practice of hemp-smoking.
He is now using ah his influence to root out
the practice, He finds, however, that he
must move with great prudence for fear of
exciting opposition that may defeat his pur
pose. He has secured the consent of the
King to the reintroductloti of the palm tree
and about #00U of these trees have thus far
been replanted throughout the country. He
1- also introducing the culture of tobacco,
and ho thinks he is making headway in his
efforts to Induce the King and his subjects
to diminish the area devoted to hemp
planting and to replace it with the tobacco
piant. He has sent to Europe for a large
quantity of tobacco seed and he hopes that
gradually he may destroy the practice which
is now ruining the people.
A New Cure f ur Deafness.
The v broineter Is a newly invented In
strument for the cure of deafness. The
hi -« 1 . 0f ,t, . 0p M rnllon *" lhe niassage of
the sound-conducting apparatus of the ear
by means of vibratory force*. By thi*.
method various conditions can be leiieved
which could not be reached by the regular
modes of treatment, and which are the
principal causes of deafness iv a very lama
proportion of those afflicted. The phono
graph has i. be , !. used * for this Purpose, and
although its adaptation was effected iv a
comparatively very crude manner, the re
sults attained justified the belief that an
instrument embodying special Improve
ments on the same lines would be of the
utmost value. Such an Instrument Is the
vibrometer. and so successful ha. been its
application that many persons whose deaf
ness was from 6 to 15 years' standing can
Highest ofall in Leavening Power. — Latest U. S. Gov't Report
l J_a_2_g__- SOW-S-Sfl
A___aO__uiß__ > pirns
-now, through its use, hear ordinary con
versation from 10 fo 20 feet away with their
backs turned to the speaker, and others
with never-ceasing noises in their ears have
been completely relieved.
DO AS A TRAMP DOES.
Stick to Your Immediate Object and Sac
-»•» Is Sure to Follow.
A successful business man was asked by
a Cincinnati Enquirer man the other day
the secret of his success. " Well," said he.
"it is all due to some good advice given to
me by an old man wheu 1 was a boy. I got
out of a job one time and went to my old
friend tor sympathy and advice. He drow
his chair up to mine, and, taking one of my
hands loosely in his own, said: 'My boy,
never be discouraged. Have some confi
dence in your own ability to tussel with the
world. Be independent. You must be like
a tramp that is in New York and wants
to get to Chicago. After a good deal
of trouble he gets on to a freight train, near
the engine, maybe. He doesn't ride far be
fore he is seen and put off. Does the tramp
give up? No; he simply gets on in the
middle of the train, and if put off again
goes farther back until at last he Is put off
the caboose. Then wbat does he do? Why,
he simply waits for another train, and tries
It over. Now. if you have little troubles,
just bide your Usee and crawl back into
favor. It your employer should discharge
you. that is no evidence that you have no
ability or that you cannot succeed, lt may
be the best thiug In the world for you.
Why, some of the most noted novels and
famous songs were refused by many smart
publishers, until at last some one saw their
worth and brought them out. Never bo
discouraged, my son. Just get onto the
next train, and you will get there all right
some time.' "
Jul. rentlne *"< •- I- About Meu Who Hive
Mad- l; _ Mr 1!....,.
Jim Whitlatch. the discoverer of the
Whltlatch-Uuion mine, near Helena, led a
typical Western miner's life, says a writer
for Harper's Magazine. Tho mine in ques
tion ls now owned in England, and has pro
duced 520.000.000 iv gold. After Jim Whit
latch had sold the property for $1,500,000 he
went to New York "to make as much money
as Vanderbilt." He was a rare treat to
Wall street, which fattened on him. and in
one year let him go with only the clothes on
his back. He returned to Montana, began
"prospecting" again, and discovered a
mine for which he gut $250,000. lie Brent to
Chicago to rival Mr. Totter Palmer
ln wealth, and returned just as he
did from New York "flat strapped."
as he would have expressed it lie
made still another fortune, and went
to San Francisco, where he died a poor
man. Another Lewis and Clark County
mine— the Drum Ltnnmon— privities an
other such story. It was discovered by an
Irish immigrant named Thomas Cruse. Al
though he owned it he could not get a sack
of flour on credit. lie sold it to an English
syndicate for _H.50-.ooa Hut he leuiains
one of the wealthy men of Helena.
There Is an ex-*- Senator in Beaver
County who owns a rich mine, the ore yieid
ins £700 to the ton net. Ho is a California
"forty-niner," who came at- a prospector to
Montana, and since discovering his mine
has lived up It in a peculiar way. He has
r.o faith in banks. He says his money is
safest in the ground. When he has spent
what money lie has, he takes out a wagon
load ol ore, ships It to Omaha, sells it, and
livfs on the returns until he needs another
There is a queer story concerning the
Spotted Horse mine in Fergus County. It
was found by P. A. McAdow. who sold It to
Governor Hauser and A. M. Holder for
$_00,000 three years ago. They paid a large
sum down in cash, and the other payments
were to come out of the ground. The ore
was in pockets, each of which was easily
exhausted. Whatever was taken out went
to MeAdow, who got about 5100.000. Then
the purchasers abandoned It on the advice
of experts, and Mr. MeAdow took hold of it
lie found the vein, over which rails had
beer laid for a mining tar. He has taken
out 00,000. and it is still a good mine. One
of these children of luck came to Helena
with Honey, picked out a. wife, who was
then a poor seamstress, hired a hotel and
invited the towu to the wedding. The
amount of champagne that flowed at that
wedding was fabulous, and it Is said that
the whole town reeled to bed that night.
A GREAT PHILATELIC FIND.
Discovery of a I'ostaee Stamp Worth
St. Louis ltepuhllc.
At a recent sale in Philadelphia ot the
autograph collection made by Dl. J. H.
Caustin of Washington, I). C, a small
bundle containing nine letters was bought
by Edward B. Sterling, Trenton, N. J., for
nine cents. The next to the last letter in
the bundle was in the original envelope,
and it hat) been written October 20. lsi.*i, by
Professor Benjamin Silllman of Yale Col
lege and mailed the next day, October -1.
from New Haven. It had in the upper rig h
hand corner the long-sought-for postage
stamp, signed by E. A. Mitchell, post
master. Here Is a fac-simile of the envelope:
This postage stamp I* the rarest in all the
Americana. Offers of $1000. $1300 and $1500
were promptly made. The news of the hud
was telegraphed to Europe, and European
collector, have been given till June 30 to
make their bids for it. It will probably go
across the ocean, as the European collectors
have more money than the American to in
vest In this "stamp foolishness."
In I*7l a cut stamp of the New Haven
rostofiice was discovered by William Brown.
This cut stamp hitherto had been the only
one known to be In existence, and its quoted
value in the catalogue is $•>' The stamp on
the envelope sent by Benjamin Sillimau is,
of course, worth very much more, as the
philatelist knows. It is on the original en
velope, and there can be no question of its
5 Forty-seven years ago, when E. A. Mitch
ell was postmaster of New Haven, be is
sued stamps, aud they were us»d quite ex
tensively by the people of New Haven.
But these are the only two specimens of
the original- known to be in existence.
Years after, when philately had made some
progress. Mr. Mitchell had some stamps
•truck off from the old plates, and he signed
them in the regular way. These, of course,
were not originals. They wero what are
now technically known as reprints, but
these reissues or reprints are worth from
$50 to ,75 each.
Al»_tlD_ the Smoke Nnlsnncc.
A correspondent of Indian Engineering
suggests a method of abating the .moke
nuisance in close manufacturing localities
by having a sm.-k- duct running through a
town, conn, oti'tl in a 6tiil_bt_ manner with
the different furnaces. In carrying out
such a plan, it Is suggested that the duct
might be conveyed outside of the city to a
condensing station, an exhaust machine
being employed to force the draught. At
tbe condensing station the soot-laden air
would be made to pass through water con
veniently proximate, in this way depositing
tin-, solid matter, while tho air passes away
comparatively pure; the soot which remains
might easily oa collected, caked and used
as fuel, etc. The dimensions of the duct
for such a purpose would have to vary, ns
in the ca.e of water and other mains, ac
cording to the work to be performed.
How Gunpowder May Mm Reduced to Its
St. Louis rost-I>!ipatch.
Gunpowder, when thrown into a glass
filled wilh water, which is placed beside an
open window, where it Is alternately ex
posed to the cold of the night and the rays
of the sun in the daytime, undergoes a curi-
ous change. Sometime
after the glass has been
placed there, it is exam
ined and reveals around
its edge a crust of crvs
taline matter.the white
ness of which contrasts
strangely with the black
deposit in the bottom
of the glass, the water
having entirely disap
This is but another
example of the ten
dency of certain bodies
to reduce themselves to
their original forms un
der certain conditions
imposed by man. By reason of its dissolu
tion and capillary force, the azotlte of pot
ash has become crystallized, and owing to
Its creeping tendencies, has separated from
its two companions, charcoal and sulphur,
with whom It has ro long been associated.
Although simple in the extreme, this experi
ment of spontaneous aualysis Is neverthe
Nicaragua Canal Honda.
The committee appointed by the Chamber
of Commerce to float the collateral trust
bond, of the Nicaragua Canal Construction
Company announce that it is meeting witn
gr. at encouragement among the men-limits.
tf 1.A11.5l Mlil'l'lNw IMKI.UM. ■
Bin .fluent* of Tr iii«- At hint St <a:tm.!r _
II AM UI ltd- Arrived July 16-Stmr Suevla. from
HAI.TIMORE-Arrlved July 15-i*tmr Chicago,
LIVKUPOOL-Arrived July 15-Stmr Michigan.
BIRIHS — MARRIAGES— DEATHS,
ri'lrth, marriage and death notices sent by mall
will not te Inserted. Tbey must be handed in at
cither of tim publication offices and be indorsed
with the name and resilience ot persons authorized
to havo the same published. 1
FOXOORD-In this city. July 14, 1392, to the wife
ot Nles Foxgord, a sou.
ZERM AN-In this city, July 15, 1892, to the wire
of J. Zerman. a son.
DICKSON— In San It .'..el, July 14, 1892, to the
wife of Fran- W. Dickson, a daughter.
Mill. llls- Ib Arrovo Grande, Cal.. July 14, 1832,
to th- wire t.f Adolpb mps, .1 son.
GRAY— BEOGS-In this city. July 14. 199.. by the
Itev. John Doughty. ttiarit-s K. i. ray if Sun Ber-
nardino, Cal.. and Emma G. lieggs of Sau Fran-
BAIUt-tr.l- In thiscity. July 14. 1892. by the
Key. D. Meyerson. Ferdinand Bauer of New . or-
and Neltie Url of San 1 rmiclsco.
II- GIBSON— Cupertino. Santa Clara
County, July 14. 189-. b. the Itev. S. Goodenough
of Oakland. Charles A. Weunore or San Francisco
and H»ilicl 11. Gibson of Cupertino.
FLYNN- DOYLE- la -t«slo lark, July 11,1892. at
the Church of the Nativity, by 188 Rev. Father
Itlortlau. Joseph W. Flynn of Berkeley and Mary
O. Doyle of Meulo.
SAXTOK— IB Vacaville. July 12, 1892.
by trie Key. J o. Shi ton. D.D., K. A. bteiger aud
Kate I*. Saxton of Vacaville.
Bronzlcb. Theodore Laugley. Annie
l-r.anui.'Aii. Mary a. La-veaer. Thomas
Burleigh. Dr. XI. E. McGilian. Maggie
Caatl lay, B-Bjß-_a F. Nauneth. Cecilia
Connor. Susan OetrßtebM Mrs. U. R.
Christie. James Kuvio. Dolores
Forma, l'tetro Sepulveda. Margaret
Galvauo. Salvatore SSleMa Maria
Krausgrlll. John O. S_Bi«Sel, Joseph F.
KaUi-'r. W.lllam 11. Schroeiler, Clara
King. George S. Simon, Kobert E.
Turner, John D.
SEFULVEDA-In this city, July 14. 1892. Mar-
garet, beloved wife of Henry _epulved_. known
as Morgan a native of Germ.my. aized 33 ye.rs.
JOS"* Fri ends and acaualntanceg are resDectfuity
liiruej to attend the funeral THIS DAY i«*atur-
day). at 10 o'clock a. m.. from her late residence.
188- Guerrero street. Interment Mount vary
Sit 111 l«; In this city, July 14, 1892. Maria
Shields, beloved sister of R. H. Shields and Mrs.
uA. Ferguson, a native of Dublin, Ireland, aged 71
years, (fet, Louis papers please copy. ]
£-"""-be funeral will taKe place iHIS DAY
(Saturday), at 8:30 o'clock a. M , from 12 I Shot-
well street ; thence to St. Beter's Church. Ala-
bama and Twenty-fourth streets. Interment
Holy Cross Cemetery. ••
SCHI.OKKEI.-In this city. July 14. 1892, Joseph
F., beloved son of Fred and Emma Schl-ffel and
grandson of Julius It and Jane IS. Keagau, a na-
tive or San Francisco, aged 3 mouths and 24
8-TFrlends and acquaintances are respectfully
Invited to attend the funeral THIS DAY .Satur-
day;, at 2 o'clock p. it., from the residence or
bis parents, _r__ Bryaut avenue, near twentieth
street. • _
BURLEIGH— In this city. July 14, 1892. Dr. W. E.
Burleigh, heiovod husband or Am, B. and rather
of Bortwa B-Tlelcb, a native of Massachusetts,
aged 4 7 years.
a_~l'rie: .is and acquaintance* are respectruily
Invited to attend tbe funeral THIS DAY (Satur-
day), at 11 o'clock a. m.. from tbe parlors of
Martin, Morrison A lleyl. 118 Geary street. 1
CIIKI-TIE— this city. July 14, 1892. James
Christie, a nstlve of Ireland, aged 71 years.
Of Friends and acquaintances are resDectfntly
Invited to attend the funeral TO-MURROW (Sun-
day), at 2 o'clock r. _.. from Red Men's Hall. 320
Post street, under the suspires of George H.
Tbomas Poet So. 2, G. A. K. Interment National
(I'residto) Cemetery. Kemalns at the parlors of
the Golden Gate Undertaking Company, 2121' Mis-
Sinn street, near Twenty-first, previous to Inter-
KKAI SiiKII. I. -In this city. July 14, 1892. John
Georse. beloved husband of Annie hriusgri!!,
father of Charles Kraiivgril!. son or John George
KrausgrilL and brother or Jobn and Philip Kraus-
griil. Mr*. Kill and Mrs. Welsel. a native oi Nie-
derwelssel, Hesse Darmstadt. Germany, aged 33
years, 4 months and 11 days.
ASrPrlend. and acquaintances are respectfully
Invited to attend tlie fuueral TOMORROW (Sun-
cljyi. at 12:30 o'clock p. m.. from his late resi-
dence. 5 Card alley, off Stockton street thence to
SIS Post Btl-BC, where the services will be held
under the auspices or \erelu Kin trac.lt and Hes-
sen Verein, commencing at 1:38 o'clock r. m.
sharp, iBtaWIBBBI I. < '. O. F. Cameterv. 2
LANGLEY— In this city, July 14, 18.12. Annie, be-
loved daughter of Hannah and the late George
Langley, a native or Sau Francisco, aged 17 years,
10 months and 6 days.
Friends BBS acquaintances are respectfully
Invited to attend the funeral TO-MOKROW (Sun-
day), at 9 o'clock a. _ . from the family resi-
dence 1i.13 Teunessee street: thence to St.
Teresa's Church, corner Toau»_-BM and Butte
streets l'otrero, where a high mass will be cele-
brated for the lopose of her soul, commencing
at 9:15 o'clock a. m. Interment Holy Cross
Mi i 11. LAN -In this city, July 15. 1892. Maggie,
beloved daughter or Frank and the late Ellen
McGllian, a native or san Francisco, aged 25
0 »' Friends and acquaintances are respectfully
Invited to attend the funeral TO-MORROW (Sun-
day), at 1 o'clock r. _.. from the residence of
her brother-in-law. Charles Fane her, 703 I. ark
street. Interment Mount Calvary Cemetery.
CUSHINO— In Alameda. July 15. 189-. I eujamln
Fraiulln Cushlng, beloved husband of Ann cuah-
Ing. and rather of Mrs. George WaMga *. Mrs
Frank Lottrltz. Mrs. Claude Bouvo and George
and Charles Cushlng. a native of Massachusetts,
aged b9 years. 10 mouths and * dsys.
8-flrleutls aud acquaintances are respectfully
Invited to attend, and the officers and members
of the sinii-eaikers' Association are hereby noti-
fied and requested to attend his funeral TO-MOB-
Ri'W (Sunday), at _ o'clock p. it., from the
parlors of Craig, Cochrau _ Co.. 20 Mint
ill. KK-In this city. July 15, 1892. William II
youngest son of Elizabeth a.d the late Chris-'
t qdier Kahler, a native of l'euus> i v.iuia. aced "3
_e_"Notlce or funeral In Sunday morning pa-
pers. s f
BRONZICH-In Roblson Ferry. Calaveras County
Theodore Bronzlcb, a uatlvo of Kameuo. Austria'
aged 30 years. < '
TCKNEK- In this city, July 14. 1892, John D
beloved husband of Annie Turner, a native of
County Tipperary, Ireland, aged 01 years 11
months ana 16 days.
SIMON— In this city, July 15. 1893, Robert Edwin
lnroit sou of si eg L. and Mary E. Simon, a native
of San Francisco, aged 3 mouths aud 5 days
SCH KOEO ER-In thiscity. July 14 18.2. Clara
beloved daughter of William and JulU St hr..,'
der, a native of San Francisco, aged 2 rears 10
i_onlhg and 4 days. * -
NAINKI ii — In this city, July 14, 1332, Cecilia
Nauneth, aged 2 years and 7 months.
OSTI'FIt -ln this city. July 14. 1892. Mrs
Ursula U. Ostrelcher. aged 52 years.
RUVIo-ln this city, July 14, 1892. Dolores Kuvio
aged 9 months. ■__,- ».-.t_.
Funis a -In this city. July 12. 1892, Pletro
Forma, aged 76 years.
UALVANO-In this city. July 14. 1892, Salvatore
Galvano. »ged 2 years and 6 mouths.
BKANN Hi AN-In this city. July 13.1892 Mary A
Kranulgan. aged 21 years and 20 days.
CONNOK-In this city, July 13, 1808. Susan Con-
nor, aged 19 years. 1 mouth and 14 days
LAUVENER-In this city. July 13.18-2. Thomas
Lauvener. aged 59 years, 9 months and 18 days.
K,N( "-" city. July 12. 189-. George S. King
aged 75 ears. "■*■-•-♦
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t'V,i3>wfc .- or d.seas- . wearltii* on the body or mind
• I?t Vft&s permanent! v cured. The doctor has visit ed
SifMrC -•■*- hospitals «>f 1 troin- and obtained much
*_"_» _*' valuable Information, which he can impart
ao those in iv ed of his cervices. The Doctor cures
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CONDITION AND AFFAIRS
WILHELM A Of MAGDEBURG
GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY,
OF MAGDEBURG. GERMANY. ON TnE 31ST
day of December, A. D. 1*91., and for the year
ending on that day, as made to the Insurance Com-
missioner of the State of California, pursuant to the
provision* of sections tiio and 612 of the .Political
Code, condeus.d a. per blank furnished by the
Amount of Capital Stock, paid up In
<*-_- $760,000 00
Real Estate owned by Company $283,285 45
Loam on bond and __ortf(aa,e 3,.'_'_,558 93
Cash Market Value or all Stocks and
Bonds owned by Company ..... 293,70165
Amount of Leant s*-cur>'d "by pledge
or Hunds. Stocks, arid other market-
able securities as collateral 8.787 50
Cash in Company's Office 18,6*21 72
Cash In Hanks 61.-40 UO
Interett due and accrued on all stocks
ami Loans 892 64
Premiums in due Course of Collection 240,107 01
Bills receivable, not Matured, taken
fur Eire ana Marine Risks 552 00
Loans ou Life Policies 189.96- 25
Due from other Companies ior Rein-
surance on Losses already paid 13.763 13
Total Assets $4,7-2.572 88
Losses In process or Adjustment or la
Suspense ... $40,2- S 50
Gross Premiums on Marlue and In-T
land Navigation Risks, reinsur- |
ance 100 per cent y 24,315 80
Gross Premiums on Marine Time |
Risks, reinsurance 50 per cent. ... J
Liability under Other Departments.., 3,487,941 49
Cash Dividends remaining unpaid 682 60
All other Demands against the Com-
Total liabilities $3,573,065 00
Net Cash actually received for Ma-
rine I reic.lums $147,132 45
Received r<T interest on Bonds and
Received for interest and dividends
on I'onds, Stocks, Loans, and from
all other sources 14,197 88
Received for charges lor writing Ma-
rine Policies 1129*
Income rrom all other sources 867,449 42
Total Income $1,172,796 53
Net amount paid for Marine Losses
liid-ng $21,972 97 losses of pre-
v.oiisyeir* $91,985 15
Dividends to .stockholders 75.000 00
Paid it ailoweJ for Commission or
Brokerage , 13,296 00
Paid fur Salaries. Pees and other
charges for officers, clerics, etc 17,052 06
Paid tor State, National and local
All other payments and expenditures
In the other brauches of the Com- ""V
pany 484,136 67
Total Expenditures $6-12,913 76
Marlue Losses Incurred during the
RISKS AND PREMIUMS. ....
I MARINE n'SKSj PREMIUMS.
Net amount of risks '
written during the
yesr ; $198,399,282 $219,58120
Net amount of risks
expired during the
year..- i 197.562,300 218.692 73
Net annual ln force
December 31. 1891 4.260.162 24.315 60
TH. DAMMANN, Sub-Director.
Subscribed and sworn to before me. this 6th aay
Of May, 1892. HERMAN LOCH I K.
CUTTE & FRANK,
303 California St., S. F.
jy!4 7t *
...OF TH* ...
CONDITION AND AFFAIRS
HAMBURG MAGDEBURG FIRE
OF HAMBURG. GERMANY. ON TIIE3IST DAT
of December, A. D. 1891. and for the year end-
ing on 1 bat day. as made to the Insurance Commis-
sioner of the State of California, pursuant to the
provisions ot Secti.-ns 610 ami 611 or the Political
Code, condensed as per blank furnished by the Com-
Amount of Capital Stock paid up In
Cash $825,000 00
Real Estate owned by Company 66,000 00
Loans on Pond and Mortgage 226,687 50
Cash Market Value ot all Stocks and
Bonds owned by Company 861,862 47
Amount of Loans secured by pledge
of ponds. Stocks and other market-
able securities as collateral 67.625 00
Cash in Company's Office...,, , 890 05
Caah In BanK« , 40,148 05
interest due and accrued on all
Stocks and Loans 2,103 60
Interest due and accrued on Bonds
and Mortgages 1,27172
Premiums in due Course 01 Collec-
tion 61,733 85
Due from other Companies 602 08
Total Assets $80-.924 32
Losses In process of Adjustment or in
suspense $26,250 00
Gross premiums on Eire Risks run-
ning one year or less. $196,113 54,
reinsurance 50 per cent 98,059 27
Gross premiums on lire Risks run-
ning more than one ear, *s 1,5-1 61
reinsurance pro rata , 29,000 48
Cash Dividends remaining v.. paid. .. 255 00
Total Liabilities $153,564 75
Net Cash actually received for Flre
Received for Interest on Bonds and
Mortgages 10,027 34
Received 'or interest and dividends
on i ouds. Stocks. Loans and from
all other sources 13,423 40
Recelvedfor Rents 4,622
Total Income $242,984 13
Net amount paid for Fire Losses (In-
cluding $10. ,199 00 losses of pre-
vious years) $161.183
Dividends to .Stockholders -4,-32 50
Paid or allowed for Commission or'
Paid for salaries, Fees and other
charges Tor Officers, Clerks, etc... num.. -«
Paid for State, National and Local f "J_,_i_ 'U
All other payments and expend-
Total Expenditures , 8254,828 82
Fire Losses Incurred during the year. $158,806 50
RISKS AND PR EM It MS.
I _______ RISKS, j rRBMUI-aT"
Net amount or Risks ~~ ~ ' ~ ~
written during the
year ' $109,433,680 $431,836 27
Net amount of Risks ._---.
expired during the
yea-* ;•••••, 78.933.769 218.293 46
Net amount In force
December 31. 1891.1 71.159.108! 260.710 16
A. BBEDIKOW, President." -
J. HIiPEDEN. secretary.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 25th day
of March. 1893. CHARLES J. JOHNSON,
United States ConsuL
CUTTE & FRANK.
303 California St.. S. F.
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THE WEEKLY GALL *» a most ao
ceptabia present to seed to
your friends in any locality
$1 a year, postpaid.
CONDITION AND AFFAIRS
Federal Marine Insurance Company-
OF ZURICH, SWITZERLAND. ON' THE 31ST
v/ day or December. a d. 1891. end tor the year
ending on that day, as made to the insurable Cora-
mlssloner or liio Stale or Caiirornla. pursuant to the
provisions or Sections Bio ana 61 1 or the Political
Code, condensed as per blank turnlshed by tin
Amount or Capital -.toes, paid up in
c ** 8 -- f-00,000 00
Cash market value of all Stocks and
l omis owned by the Company 243 157 15
Cash in Company's office, ft* 804 74.
and Kill* or Exchange, $-433 13.. 33.237 87
Cash ln Hanks 3. .12 71
Premiums in due course of collection 3_l!_9_ 10
Total Assets $.67,000 49
Losses ln process of adjustment or In
suspense 85,000 00
Gross premiums on Marine and and
Inland Navigation Risks, $
reinsurance 100 per cent; gross
premiums on Murine I Ime Risks,
P reinsurance 60 per cent 135 000 00
All other demands against the Com-
P*"*y 172.365 15
Total Liabilities 382,3.5 15
Net cash actually received for Ma-
rine Premium- 611,404 67 »
Received tor Interest and dividends
on Bonds, Stocks, Loans and from _
all other sources 11 '.0 J 70
Received torrents ' 'tzs 73
Total income - ?623,138 10
Net amount paid for Marine Losses... 354. 221 4
Dividends to Stockholders 20,000 0
Paid or allowed for Commission or
"■a 0 *- 6 *•*•-" 154.748 31
Paid for salaries, fees and other
charges for officers, clerks, etc 58,796 93
Paid for Stale, national and local
All other payments aud expenditures 2.868 38
Total expenditures $693,000 75
Losses Incurred during the year f 354,221 43
RISKS AND PREMIUMS.
[MARINE KISKS. PBK—IO-S.
Net amount of |
during the year ! $275,036,900 P 1,075,964 69
Net amount of
during the year. 269,291,382 982,760 04
Net amount in
31.1891 I 10.217.353 135.000 00
ED FIERZ, President. "~~
T. ii. WETT STEIN, Secretary.
Subscribed and sworn to before me. this Bth day
Of April, 1892. HERRSTRENLI.
CUTTE & FRANK,
303 California St.. S. F.
.... OF THK ....
CONDITION AND AFFAIRS
.... OF TH8....
M_£_e_nr£ Fire Insurance Companj
OF MAGDEBURG, GERMANY. ON THE 31ST
day or December. A.D. 18.1, and for the year
ending on that day. as made to the Insurance Com-
missioner of the State of California, pursuant to
the provisions of sections 610 and 611 of the Po-
litical Code, condensed as per blank furnished by
Amount of Capital stock, paid up la
Cash.... »75C,000 00
Real estate owned by Company $383,289 00 Jl
Loans on Bond and Mortgage 1,299,753 13 •-
CM - Market Value of all stocks and
Bonds owned by Company. 1,349,219 28
Amount of Loans secured bypledga
of Bonds, Stocks.and other market-
able securities as collateral 4,550 00
Cash in Company's Oflice 3,825 64
Cash in Banks 343,083 28
Interest due and accrued ou all stocks
and loans 13.162 30
Premiums in due course or collection 314,440 44
Due by other Coß_.pa-.lee for Reiusur-
•nce , 674.627 49
Total Assets $4,285,940 64
Losses ln process of Adjustment or
in Suspense... $450,16467
Gross Premiums on Eire Risks run-
ning- one year or less, $ reinsur-
ance 50 per cent 1,357.083 77
Gross Premiums on Flre Risks run-
ning more than one year. $...... re-
Insurance pro rata -17,321 50
Cash Dividends remaining unprld 286 25
All other demands against tho Com-
pany '. 117,878*79
Total Liabilities $3,142,714 98
Net Cash actually received for Fire
Premiums. ; $3,999,991 50
Received for Interest on Bonds and
Mortgages 65.691 86
Received lor Interest and Dividends
on Bonds, Stocks. Loans and from
all otner sources. 34,879 98
Received tor rents 21,-508.
Received tor gain on Stocks 1 <"5L
m, . . — -">
Total Income $3,112,020 65 *•*
Net amount paid lot l~ re Losses (In-
cluding $517,611 44 losses of pre-
vious year) $2,084,853 67
Dividends to Stockholders 257, 00
Paid or allowed for Commission or
Brokerage...."*, 492.745 63
Paid for Salaries, ree* and other
charges fir .Scon, clerks, etc 188,802 97
Paid for State, National and Local
Taxes 25,867 38
All other payments and expenditures. 196.362 23
Total Expenditures $3. 131 87
Flre Losses incurred during the year..52,084,853 87
ROBERT TSCHMARKE. President.
E. F. MIETIIKE, Vice-President.
Subscribed and sworn to before mi this 19th day -
or March, 1892. K. 11.-WASUHUI_.L_, U. S. Consul.
CUTTE & FRANK.
303 California St., S. F.
MICE THAMES! 1
1092 -_SST 1892
THE CITY AND COUNTY TAXES ON PER-
sonal property for the present tiscal year are
now due and payable at the Tax Collector * office.
New City Hall. _.
Said taxes will become delinquent and five per
cent added thereto at 6 o'clock p. at., on Monday
August. 1, 1892.
No checks received after Friday, July 29t_
The > ax office will remain open from 7 to 9 o'clock
In the evening on July 28th, 29th and 30th.
THOMAS O'BRIEN. Tax Collector.
New City Hall, San Francisco, July 11, 1892.
MARK WEST SPRINGS! ■
NEWLY FURNISHED! ALL IMPROVEMENTS!
$E»- Stage will Meet tall Train..
JUERGENSEN _ FRESE, PROPRIETORS.