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SIGNS OF DAWN.
Times Improving in the
CAPITAL FOR INVESTMENT.
Money Withdrawn From Bank
PERIOD OF TIMIDITY PASSED.
Views of a Firm of Financial Agents
on the Present and Future
of the City.
'The financial outlook of San Franoi«co
Is most flattering," said Lerov G. Harvey
yesterday in answer to a Call reporter's
questioo concerning the present condition
and future prospects of the local money
market. Mr. Harvey ls!particularly well
qualified to judge the situation, being at
the head of Leroy G. Harvey ft Co., finan
cial agents and brokers, on Montgomery
"Wo notice a substantial improvement
within the past week," continued Mr.
Harvey, "and it is of a nature that insures
continuance and means prosperity to this
section. The era of timidity ninnns
moneyed people seems to hnve practically
eubsided. and within the past four or five
days we have had an unusual number of
inquiries in our lln^. When the run on
the banks occurred a lew weeks ago many
people withdrew their deposit? and placed
them in secure vaults. Being literally
tied up the money produced nothing and
the owners bad a chance to tit ink over the
"They have carefully examined every
factor that contributes im San Francisco's
material welfare, and they have become
firmly convinced that the aggregate pre
sents a front that cannot be shaken. Be
ing thus assured they are now looking
•bout for channels of investment, know
ing that California is certain to emerge in
safety from the financial storms that
gather In the East and occasionally darken
the commercial horizon of the Pacific
"With this belief the holders of large
sums of ready money are willing now to
withdraw them from their strong-boxes
and place them in the line of increase, in
conversation with many persons who have
large sums in the -ifa deposit boxes, we
learn that they are perfectly willing to
purchase improved or unimproved rpal
estate or make low rate loans upon good
property. In neither instance is there a
quibbling over fieures; they do not pro
l>ose to pay fancy prices for lots, nor do
they exact unreasonable rates of interest
lor the use of their moi.ey.
"One of our customers in particular had
$60,000 in three of the local banks when
the flurry came on. We advised him to
permit it to remain, but he was aianneii,
and would not heed oar advice. Having
drawn out his money and placed it in a
vault, he cook a lone, steady look at trie
city, the county, the State aud the world,
and after a few weeks he decided that he
had made a most serious mistake. But he
trill not put that sum in th« b*nk« again.
It Is to be used iv purchasing property,
ana be is willing to buy anything in the
shape of Income property.
"His experience is on a par with that of
hundreds of other persons, and the major
ity of them have reached a similar conclu
sion. Outside property and fancy prices
are not in favor, but the residence and
business portions of the city are positively
certain to oe benefited by the combined
sum that was withdrawn from the banks.
Just think of it: In California there is
about 8380,000.000 unemployed capital.
It should be put to work, and there are a
thousand ways in which its influence
would benefit all.
"City rents must come down. They are
beyond a reasonable rate, and I think that
many houses now empty would be occu
pied if the owners would trim the annual
tariff to a figure in accord with a reason
able rate of interest on the investment.
The mechanics, clerks, artisans, profes
sional men and others of moderate income
are paying rents out of all proportion to
their salaries, and the residence district
of the city is bound to be built up by the
wage-earners. In so doing they will need
the temporary assistance of capitalists,
and the ultimate result will be pro*Et to all
"In this fruitful State, and in this great
city of manufactures and supplies, I see
no reason why capital should be backward
fn assaying any con»istent undertaking.
Our experience of years and the nappen
ings of the past few days convince us that
fean Francisco is entering upon a period
of solid prosperity. It is beginning now.
and It is certain to grow with the fall and
winter months, and next spring the city
will see such a healthy market as she has
never Before experienced. The normal
condition of the r*al estate and financial
market is such that it requires long and
constant knowledge of it 6 intricacies in
order to sneak of it in a qualified way. ana
the inquiries which I have just mentioned
to you are among the most momentous
signs of good times."
Testimony Being Taken in a Patent -
Examiner Heacock was engaged yester
day forenoon in receiving testimony in the
patent-medicine case of the California Fig
Syrnp Company of Reno. N»»v., against
the Improved Fig Syrup Company »f this
city. This is an injunction case brought
in equity to have the respondents enjoined
from using tbe words "fig syrup" or
"syrup of fics," or the business name of
"Improved Fig Syrup Company," or imi
tating the medicines manufactured by the
Richard E. Queen, who in 1879 invented
the medicine aud is n nw the president of
the complainant company, was put on the
stand by Attorney Olney for his concern,
and Agent G. F. Langhlll also testified.
The latter produced a bottle of the al
leged imitation said to have, been pur
chased at Frederick W. Hessmeyer's
place across the buy.
According to the complainant's allega
tion Simeon Bishop, origiually an inecr
porator of the California Fie Syrup Com
pany, sold out his stock and "afterwards
tne respondent corporation was formed by
Frederick W. Hessmeyer, Don P. Miller.
Harris Bishop and James A. Watt. The
California Fig Syrup Company claims to
have spent $250,000 in advertising. It
also represents that it sold 2,000,000 bot
tles of the "syrup of figs" last yeai ; that
its good will is worth $1,000,000, and that
it has been damaged to the extent of
Charge of Burglary.
Louis Fornier, a boy 14 years of age, was
arrested on a warrant yesterday charging
him with burglary. He resides with his
parent* at 14 Williams street, and is ac
cused of being one of a Racg of five boys
who recently entered a vacant bouse on
Tan Nets avenue and stole some gas
fixtures and lead pipe.
TO TEST ITS LEGALITY.
The California Statute Requiring the
Registration of Chinese.
A complaint was made before Judge
Campbell yesterday morning by Lawrence
Selinger, a watchman in the Chinese qnar
ter, to test the legality of the act passed
by the State Legislature in Marco, 1891,
and warrants were Issued for the arrest of
George Ltppman, a ticket agent of the
Southern Pacific Company, on two charges
of selling railroad tickets to Chinese
who had not complied with the law re
garding registration. The art makes it
illegal for railroad ticket agents to sell
tickets to Chinese until the latter can pro
duce certificates of registration. The law
so far has ueen a dead letter, but an at
tempt will now be made to pruve its con
One of the complaints is that on August
22 Lippman sold a ticket to Reno, Nev.,
to Gee Choog Tone, and the other of sell
ing on th« same day a ticket to San Pablo
to Wong Tone. The further allegation is
maJf thai the Chinese had not been regis
tered in compliance with the State law
and that Lippman did not ask for their
SENT THEM BACK.
McPherson Deports All
It Was a Bold Attempt Hade by the
Japanese to Effect a Landing
in This City.
The Commissioner of Immigration,
Robert C. McPnerson, made short work
yesterday of the fifty Japanese who came
to tins city from Victoria, B. C. He sent
a dispatch to Washington, but receiving
nu answer, and being fully satisfied in his
own minu that the men were contract
laborers within the meaning of the law,
h" ordered all but one to bo deported, and
when the steamer Walla Walla pulled out
of her dock she carried away forty-nine of
the Orientals she had brought.
The Japanese, K. Yamaguchi, who had
had beea the mean* of betraying the in
tentions of his follow-cnuntrymen, was
permitted to land because as soon as his
compnnion* had learned that he had be
trayed them they threatened to kill him,
and lots were drawn for the one to com in it
the murder. The lot fell on C. Naganao
aud he laid his plans. The doomed man
ronceaird himself in the cnain-lncker and
did not stir for over a day. Interpreter
Gaffaey chancing to pass by, Yamaguchi
jumped out. and told him of his prospec
tive fate and begged to be taken a«hore.
As it was a case oi life and death the in
terpreter had mercy upon him and he was
allowed to land, but only till the next
steamer goes north.
Ench of the Japanese was supplied with
credentials, of which tbe following tranila
tion in a sample:
Citizen of Empire of Japan*.
Ac- 27 years and 5 months.
Tbe undersigned require* and requests all
whom ii may concern to allow I tie above
named person traveling to Victoria. B. C, to
pa's lreeiy without hiudraiice, ana to give Him
such pioiectlou aud assistance as tie may be in
The 22d day of ihe seventh month of the
tweuty-sixtli year of Meiji.
His imperial Majesty's Minister for
Commissioner McPherson returned to
each man his certificate, but with the fol-
lowing stamped across the face:
"Deported from thn port of San Fran
cisco to Victoria, B. C. United States Inj
miuration Depar;ment, August '23, 1*93."
Mr. McPtiersoii concluded tn take the
course lie did after a talk with Consul
Chinda. "Send them back." said the Con
It is believed that hnd this bold attempt
to jain a 1a mling at this port beeu success
ful Rbout 300 more, who are in a hotel
at Victoria awaiting their opportunity,
would have followed, while at X be, Ja
pan, therw is ;i small host of intending
emigrant* lor the United States.
A regular business is evidently being
carried on in shipping Japanese from
Kobe, the fare from which point to Vicio
ria is S4"). Each Japanese pays from £00
to SGS and is given a promise of work in
this country besides his passage. The
firm at Kobe said to be working this
scheme has au agent in Victoria.
All the men had been told that tbe Chi
nese were all t > be deported from the
United States and there would be plenty
There were eight Japanese aboard the
steamer City of Peking when she arrived
%"esierday, two of whom, a man named
Yugi Shinno and a woman. Commissioner
>i<'l'her-.ou concluded to hold. The same
steamer also brought forty-three Chinese,
seven of whom were women. The creden
tials at t!ie Chinese will b« examined by
Collector Wise to d«y or to-morrow.
IN HASTE TO RE-WED.
"Be Sure You Are Off With the Old
Love" Set at Naught.
Some people never know when they
have had enough. Yesterday morning a
comely matron of the name of Floia B.
Stout obtained a divorce in Judge Troutt's
court from her unruly spouse. A. A. Stout,
by reason of his willful and uncalled for
But the fair Flora was not so soon to be
leprived of the charms of matrimony.
P«r no sooner was the decree of divorce
duly entered by Judge Troutt's clerk than
a ruiddle-xgod man entered the marriage
license oflice and stated that Ins name was
James H. White, aged 49 years and resid
ing at 1055 Market street, ami that he de
sired to wed.
"And who is the fair object of your
choice, may I ask?" inquired the clerk.
"Flora B. Stout," was the modest reply.
"She is 44 years old, sir, and resides Iv
The clerk tnought for a moment,
scratched his head and excusing himself to
his client disappeared into the County
f'lerk'a ofh>»', whence he proceeded to
Judge Troutt's couit. Here his doubts
were set at rest, his face cleared anil, re
turning to bis office, he informed the ex
pectant White that he could have his
license by paying for it.
All was sptedily completed and the ex
ultant swain beamingly took his depart
ure W> join the blushing Flora, who all this
time was waiting lor him in the corridor
He Played the Races.
Detective Anthony returned from Niles
yesterday morning with Antone Schwa
bacher, who Is wanted on a charge of em
bezzling $500 worth of diamonds from the
Occidental Watch Company. He told the
detective that he had pawned all the dia
monds and had lost the, money at the
races and at billiards. When he left here
in May last he did not have a cent in his
pockets and walked to San Jose, and from
there walked back to Nile*, where he got
employment on a ranch. He saw the article
in Tuesday's Call and went to his em
ployer to get money to take him to this
city to square up matters with the watch
company, but the Deputy Sheriff had also
seen the article and went to the rauch and
arrested him before he could get away.
Schwabacher fays that his brother is a
wealthy diamond merchant iv London,
The Fresh Fragrance
or SOZODON'T renders it tbe most agreeable arti
cle ever used as a tooth wash. It has none of the
acrid properties or the astringent tooth powders.
ami instead of contracting the gums, it reader*
them firm and elastic.
THE MORNING CALL, SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 1893.
EVIDENCE ALL IN.
The Curtis Case Is to Be
Argued To- Day.
Witnesses Who Establish the Cir
cumstances of the Whisky
Bottle and the Pistol.
The evidence in the Curtis trial Is at
last all in, and all that remains now is for
counsel to argue and the jury to decide
whether or not th« actor is guilty of the
murder of Policeman Grant on the night
of September 10, 1891.
When lh*> '-a»e was resumed yesterday
morning District Attorney Barnes was
j busy examining witnesses in rebuttal.
Curtis was recalled and asked whether he
| remembered on the night of the tragedy
having a quarrel in the Tivoli bar with a
man named Lockhardt Curtis said he
not ouly did not remember it, but that no
j such quarrel had taken place.
Joseph Holtz. treasurer of the Tivoli
Opera-housH, was the next witness called.
He testified to having seen Curtis on the
night of the shooting aud having permitted
Curtis to go to sleep on the sofa. He
loaned Curtis $25 that day. While Curtis
was lying on the sofa a black-handle. l pis
tol, similar to the one with which Grant
was killed, fell from his pocket on to the
The testimony of the last witness was
ATTORNEY FOOTE TAKES WITNESS PALMER IN HAND.
I corroborated by Vn . H. Leahy, who was
present at the time. In cross-examination
i witness said that he was a furniture-deaier
j aud did business with William Kreling, but
! he swore that he never had any iU testing
Then canie Albert Palmer, barkeeper at
i the Tivoli, to testify with regard to the
| whisky bottle. Palmer said that he was
' behind the bar as usual on the night of
September 10. 1891. and remembered Cur
tis coming in and asking lor drink".
Curtis had no money in his pocket and
asked Palmar to "charge that," That was
I about 9p. m. Then Curtis asked for the
loan of 81 "to co home on." He men
tioned that his wife and party were wait
lug for him at the Grand Opera-house.
"S T ow, then." said the District Attorney,
"look at this Napa-soda tot tie and tell me
if you ever saw it before."
"I don't kuow," replied Palmer. "But
I filled a buttle like that with whisky on
the night ot the shooting by request of
Curtis and handed it to him. 1 was out of
flasks, and so had nothing else to put the
wliieky in. Curtis took the bottle and put
ii in his overcoat pocket."
"Was it this overcoat?" asked Barnes,
producing a handsome silk-lined coat.
"Yes, 1 think it was. 1 remember tha
Palmer «is then examined a* to the al
leged row between Curtis and Lockhardt.
lie sail that the two engaged in a quarrel,
and the witness seeing that Curtis was
drunk and inclined to prosecute the quarrel
rather too far took Curtis aside and warned
; . j tii to let Lockhardt alone. Curtis tapped
his hip signincantly and said, "Oh, I'm
fixed for them fellers."
Cross-examined Palmer admitted that
he had been for some time and was now
in Kreling's employ.
"Do you not know that Mr. Kreling has
recently been engaged in an acrimonious
lawsuit with Curtis, and on that account
there is some ii 1 feeling?" asked Air.
"I don't know. That's nothing to do
"Well; when did you tell anybody this
story of Curtis and bis adventurts in your
"The next day. I did not rise till late,
and when 1 eot to the Tivoli I heard of the
shooting and the arrest of Curti". 1 then
told people of what had occurred in tbe
"And yet you were a friend ot Curtis,
were you not?"
"Yes, but I saw no harm in speaking."
"When were you first told that you were
expected to give evidence?''
"The day before yesterday. Joe Holtz
and Mr. Barnes called on me at the Tivoli.
Holtz introduced me to Mr. Barnes, and
went upstairs. Mr. Barnes said lie wished
to s pen k to me on business. He risked:
'Did you know Mr. Curtis?' 1 answered
'Yes.' Then Mr. Barnes asked me what 1
knew about Curtis on the night of the
shooting; and 1 said 1 knew nothing about
the affair. 1 thought at that time, that Mr.
Barnes was of counsel for the defense."
"Do you mean to tell this jury that Mr.
Barnes willfully attempted to practice a
fraud upon you?" asked Foote.
"Oh, no, sir; no. Not at all."
"Well, how did you come to imagine
that Mr. Barnes was counsel for the
I defense? Did you not know that he was
"i knew nothing about it."
"Wei!,'" said Koote, "tell me; did yon
not know that I was one of the counsel
for the defense?"
Tbe witness grew almost unintelligible
under this fire of cross-examination, and
finally it was dropped. Then be was put
I through a long examination on the pre
cise way in which Cuitis put his hand to
his pocket when be made the significant
answer. "Oh, I'm fixed lor them fellers."
The witness said that he used bis left hand
in illustrating Curtis' action because his
hat was in his right.
"Now, is it not a fact that you were
under the impression that Mr. Curtis was
left-handed, and that you slat ped your j
left hip pocket designedly?" persisted Mr.
"No, sir; certainly Dot. He used his
"That's all." And Palmer retired.
Policeman Minnahan was the next wit
ness. He said he was acquainted with
Abbott, the hotel solicitor, who had given
testimony regarding three men, and bad
spokeu to him of the murder. Abbott said
he knew nothing of it. He bad gone to bed
when it occurred and it was no use serving
him with & «übpen:i, as he had nothing to
testify to. The witness immediately told
Officer Allen of the circumstance.
The witness was confronted with his testi
mony at the former trials, in which he said
be never spoke to Allen about ihe occur
rence until the first investigation, and that
he had also taken tbe timalc man into his
coondence, but be stuck to bit present
After recess Mr. Barnes announced the
prosecution's cast) closed and the defense
offered further testimony.
P. N. Schlesinger, a pork-packer, said
that he was at the Baldwin Theater on the
night of the murder in company with a
man named Goldstein and all three drank
white wine and seltzer. The witness left at
11 o'clock to catch hU boat and left Curtis
perfectly sober. Curtis had a cbaniots
skin bag full of money and offered to pay
for drinks. In cross-examination the wit
ness admitted that he left Curtis at tue
Dr. Cook was called and testified that
the witness, Leahy, had told him that the
pistol which Curtis carried was a wbile
bandled, not a black-handled one.
At this point it was somewhat abruptly
aunounced that the evidence in ih«
famous case was all in. and attorneys and
Judge consulted fora few moments con
cerning the arguments. Finally it was
stated that the arguments would ouly
take one day, so it was resolved to con
tinue proceedings until this morning.
Court will meet at 9:30 a. m. to--Jay and
Judge Murphy expects to charge the jury
by jp. m. The jurors will men be es
corted by the bailiff to a sumptuous repast,
after which they will b* locked uu for the
night to consider their verdict.
HAKINU BEET SUGAR.
All the Three Factories to Be Run
The Alarneda beet-sugar factory at Al
varado will begin operations to-day and
the Western factory at Wntsonville will
commence to-morrow. The Chino factory
started up on the 27th ult.
As a bounty of 2 cents per pound is paid
by the Government, it Is necessary to have
deputy Internal Revenue Collectors on
hand. Messrs. Brain, Pierce and Taylor
keep watcn at the Chino factory. Messrs.
Ellis and Ktiox will look after the Ala-
meda and Messrs. Curtain, Prend#-re»st.
Kidse.y and Clapp will go to Watsonvilie.
The respective output" of the throe fac
tories last year wen-: Chlno 7.903,541
pounds, Alv»ira'in l\sG6,B<>o pounds and
Watson vtlle ll,;;oo.P21 pounds.
"STOP, OR I FIRE!"
Bailiff Morton's Race for
How Robert Lang, a Criminal, At
tempted to Escape From Judge
The solemn proceedings usually attend
ant upon the arraigning and trying of
criminals were considerably enlivened in
Judge Damgerfield's court yesterday by
what was evidently a preconceived attempt
on the part of one of the prisoners to es
Robert Lang, alias Lange, was the chief
of this adventure, aud wai up for trial on
a charge of burglary. Lang is Dot by any
means a desperado in appearance, being,
although tall, of too caduverous an appear
ance to suggest to the mind of a spectator
the fearless brute who goes about armed
with a dark-lantern, skeleton-keys and a
crowbar or two. Yet for all that he is a
membpr of a touch gang, nneof them being
the notorious "Dink" Wilson, whose es
cape on a bond accepted by Judge Seawpll
a short while ago caused so much com
ment. The gang was originally up for
trial Id Judgti Seawell's court, and while
there occasioned Bailiff Clancy no little
trouble, but. having got a change of venue
as regards courts, it fell to the lot of
Hail i ft John Morton to be the recipient of
the next favors shown.
Lang hart just got the bearlngof his case
postponed, and the business of the court
| was being proceeded with as usual, when
! suddenly he jumped like a cat out of the
dock, ami rushed into the crowd of spec
tators. What shows thnt the plan must
have been prearranged was the fact that
the crowd opened, as if by magic, to let
him through and closed after him. seri
ously interfering with Bailiff Morton's
efforts to reach him. However, Morton
and the conrt reporter punned their way
through and the courtroom clerk closed
: tte doors, and thus barred the crowd's
l'.y this time Lang was making the best
of his way along the corridor, with Mor
ton in hot pursuit, calling on him to stop,
at intervals. Lang rushed on and Rot as
far us the Sheriff's office, when some one
tried to stop him; but Lang pushed him
aside, and darling through, the glass doors
ran down the steps into the rotunda. He
had just reached the pillars when Morion
appeared at tne top of the steps.
"Stop, or I fire!" roared Morton, and
thinking to frighten the runaway he drew
his pistol and tired at one of the pillars.
This had the desired effect, as Lang imme
diately stopped when he heard the "sinu"
I of tbe bullet near bis ears, mid nave him
self up. He bud no excuse to offer for bis
extraordinary outbreak, merely saying in a
! quiet tone. "If I'd got further out I'd have
There was no further trouble, as Lang
was handcuffed and removed to the
County Jail, and the crowd of spectators
which h.d gathered at the first sound of
the pistol's discharge slowly moved off,
realizing that tbe fun was over, for thai
day at least.
Highest of ail in Leavening Power. — Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
The Oakland Romance
INDIQNATION AND DENIALS.
Young Monteverde and Miss Lehnig
Are Not Married and She Did
"1 am the ynung lady referred to in the
recent sensational publication concerning
young Mr. Monteverde and his search for
a missing wife." ?aid Miss Sophie Lehnig
last night to a CAIX reporter. "*1 am not
married to him by contract or otherwise,
and the articles concerniug me have been
crtieJ. baseless and wholly uncalled for."
Miss Lehoig was indignant as she pro
nounced the preceding words, and her tone
indicated that she had recently undergone
a considerable annoyance.
Floiencio Mouteverde Jr., the hero of
the search for mi alleged bride, was at tho
Grangers' Bank as u>ual yesterday, but he
was not "at home" to reporters and took
no pains to contradict the tinnressions
given the public by his recent demeanor.
On Wednesday afternoon he called at an
Oakland newspaper ofh'ce with Miss Lehnig
aud entered a general denial of the pub
lished statements, though he declined to
respond to the categorical answers.
It had been generally believed that the
couple wtb married by contract, aud
srinc of the officers of the Grangers' Bank
lent their approval to the impression, say
ing that youn^ Mnntavarda had indirectly
informed them of the matter. The posi
tive denial of Kb* matter by the principals
however, sets aside all previous opinions.
Mr. Monteverdi also denies that he en
listed the services of the police force of
Oakland to assist in the search when he
went to the young lady's residence on
Saturday evening and found her missing.
Likewise he spurns the story that he firmed
himself and wenton a still limit for young
Bob Morrow, and in the entirety of his
statement he specifically refutes each of
the charges contained in the story of the
contract marriage and the disappearance of
Morrow says that until last night be had
not seen the young lady for over a month,
and that the story of tho buggy ride and
elopement emanated from the fever)*!)
brain of an Oakland reporter. He de
nounces the one who gave publicity to the
compromising statement, and sitys that it
is wholly without foundation.
Miss Lehnig has not been absent from
her Oakland home for several weeks, and
she reiterates that she Is not married to
young Mouteverde. There seems no rea
son to doubt the belief that young Monle
verde acted indiscreetly in mention of the
relation he bore to the young lady, and it
was probably in this way that the impres
sion gained credence that they had entered
into a marriage contract.
His perturbation over her temporary
absence from her sister's home induced
him to make some unqualified remark,
and then the gossips of Oakland wove the
incidfuts into a promising "scandal in
high life." His refusal to make cate
gorical answers strengthens the belief thai
lie unwittingly caused the whole sensa
tion, anti his dental of the contract mar
riage is at variance with the impression
he has given many acquaintances. He
was at his home on Sutler street for a few
minutes last evening and, later on, at
tended the theater, leaving the public to
untangle the knotted web of unpleasant
incidents which be has spun about an
estimable voting lady's name.
It Is Accepted by Acting Secretary
The resignation of W. C. Ralston has
been accepted by the Acting Secretary of
the Treasury Charles B. Ilamlln in the
following communication, which Mr. Rals
ton received from the Treasury Depart
ment yesterday afternoon :
W. C. RaUton, Appraiser of Merchandise.
San Francisco — Nik: By direction your
resignation an Appraiser of Merchandise for
the port of San Fr;mci!>co, Cal.. a* tendered in
your letter of the 10th lust., is hereby accepted,
to tr.ke ellect upon the appointment and quali
fication of your successor. Respectfully yours,
C. S. Hami.in, Acting Secretary.
From the closing words of the missive it
is plain that Mr. Ka'.stun Is still the ap
praiser, his successor not yet being ap
pointed. James Tucker, the assistant ap
praiser, who is a candidate tor the posi
tion, is now on leave of absence, having
pone to tbe bedside of his sick mother in
Tbe following is a copy of a circular sent
out by the Treasury Department to tap
officers of customs in relation to the valua
tion of merchandise invoiced in Austrian
The Department being Informed that tbe
paper ami silver florin of Austria-Hungary act
ually circulates In that country below Hie value
of two gold crowns, established by the law of
the empire of Aucru-t '2, 1802, due weight hliall
be el veil In estimating the value of merchandise
imported from that country, under invoices
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BIRTHS— MARRIAGES— DEATHS.
[Birth, marriage and death notices sent by mall
will not be Inserted. They must be handed lv at
either of tbe publication offices and lie Indorsed
with tbe name and residence of persons author-
izing to have the same pullshed.J
BLAKE— In this city. August 23. 1893. to the
wire of Dr. Alfred E. Blake, a son.
MM! !n this city, August 20, 1893, to the wife
or Clans (jiese. a sou.
HERRMANN— in this city. August 21, 1893, to the
wife of George Herrmann, a daughter.
KONIGSTEIN —In this city, August 512. 1893. to
tbe wife of S. Kontjrstein, a son.
HOGAN*— In this city, Antrim IS, 1893. to the
wife of Captain W. J. Hojtan, a son.
DUIGNAN— In University Mound. August 18.
1893, to the wife of T. J. Dulgaau, a daughter
DAKGIE— In Oakland. August M, 1893, to the
wife of T. T. Dargle, a son
STOLTE— In Oakland, August 22, 1893, to the
wife of Fred stolte. a daughter.
ARMSTRONG— Auilist '23. 1893, to the Wife of
George R. Armstrong, a qaugnter. *
WITTIG— In this city, August 19, 1893.
Uy the Rev. J. tuendellcg, Joseph Wittlg and
WACHI'ER-LAMKSCBER-In this city, August
19, 1893, by the Rev. J. Fuendellng. Carl
Wjohterund Lizzie l.ambscher.
BKADoN— In this city, August . 20,
i«9.<. by the Key. J. Fueudeliu*. John beadou
and Mrs. Amelia Hegbers.
ARtSIEN — KUTH— In thl« city, August 22, 1893,
by the Rev. J. r uendeiing, .Limi Arfsten and
VICTORS— RUCK— in this city, August 23. 1893,
by tbe Rev. J. Kuendellug, Henry Victors and
Mrs. Anna B. Hock.
WATSON— JAMES— In this city, August 22. 1893,
by the Key. Dr. Ca»e. Marvin A. Watson of Bau-
■alito and Ida James of San Francisco.
ELY— COON RAD— In tbis city, August 33 1893
by the Rev. Dr. Case, Frank A. Ely and' Jennie
L. Coonrad. botb of Oakland.
LITTROT— KRINGELBOCK-In Tacoma. Wash
Angust 18. 1893, by the Rev. H. B. Heacock',
John Francis Littroy of Tacoma and Ottilia
Louise Kringelbock of Oakland. Cat.
Allen, Marr Morales. Maria D.
Abdow, All M»(?ulre. (ieorge P.
Boyle, Felix >'oonan, John
Brumapfra. John "W. O'Connor, Eliza
Hanks. Conche Outermano, Andrew
Comte, Marie P. oenhousen. Anthony J.
Carroll. John Tierce, Stephen B.
Grimm, Albert J. Rickarils, .lames
.'ewett. Jarris Soomann. Frlderlka W.
Kortlck, Howard T. Schmidt. Alma S.
Lee. Henry Springer. Martna J.
Latour, Ellen E. isoanes. Joseph
Martinez, Hanorah Salmon, Peter
Muldoon, Dominic Thorpe, Margaret M.
COMTE— In this city. Aueust 21. 1893. Marie
Pauline, beloved wife of A. Comte Jr., and
mother of Pauline, George. Lawrence and Capel
Comte. ased ;'..» years ana 3 months.
*9"The funeral will take place THIS DAY
(Thursday}, at 8:45 o'clock a. M, from her late
residence. 104 Guerrero street, tbence to Notre
Dame dcs Victoires (French) Church. Bush
street, where a solemn reauiem mass will be
celebrated for the repose of iier soul, com-
mencing at 9:30 o'clock a. m. Interment Mount
Calvary Cemetery. Friends of the family are
respectfully Invited to attend. ,^ 3 ■■*
RICR.ARDS-In this city, August 22. 1893. James,
beloved husband of hessie Klckanls. and father
of Mrs. P. H. Kennedy, a native of Dublin, Ire-
land, aged 71 years and 3 mouths.
49~Frionds and acquaintances «re respect-
fully Invited to attend the funeral THIS DAY
( Thursday), at 2 o'clock p. m.. from ills late
residence, (iolden City house, San Bruno road.
Interment Cypress Lawn Cemetery. •*
SOOMANN — In this city. August 22.1893.Frlderika
Wilhritnlne, beloved wife of John Sooman. and
mother of Eddie, Johnnie, Freddie and Amanda
Soomann. a native or Holstein. Germany, a;ed
40 years 5 months and 18 days. [.New York
papers please copy
AT'Frlends and acquaintances are respect-
fully invited to attend the funeral THIS DAY
(Thursday), at 2 o'clock p. m.. from her late
residence. SS2 Pennsylvania avenue, near So-
lano street. Potrero. ••
JEWETT-In this city. Aueust 22. 1893. Jarvis.
beloved husband of Catherine B. Jewett, and
father of Mrs. Jennie M. Nlcliolsen, a native of
Vermont, aged 75 years and 11 montns.
*3"Frlends and acquaintances are respect-
fully Invited to attend the funeral THIS DAY
(Thursday), at. '_• o'clock p. M.. from his late resi-
dence. 11 East Park street. Holly Park. Inter-
ment Cypress Lawn Cemetery. *
BOYLE— In this city. August 32. 1893, Felix, be-
loved husband of Kate Boyle, and brother or
William and John Boyle, a native of County An-
trim. Ireland, aged 42 years. A member or the
Bricklayers' Union of San Francisco and Excel-
sior Lodge No. 126. A. O. U. W. Virginia City
(N'ev.) papers please copy.l
A. O. U. W. —Officers and members of Excelsior I
Lodge No. 126, A. O. U. W., are requested to '
attend the funeral of our late orother, Felix
Boyle, THIS DAY (Thursday), at 1 o'clock p. m ,
from his late residence. 3 Cook street, near Geary
1 .1. R. HELEN. Recorder.
GRIMM— In Oakland. Augu-t 31. 1893, at his late
residence. 860 Henry street. Albert J.. beloved
husband of Mollie Grimm, and son of Ferdinand
and Augusta Grimm, a native of San Francisco, ;
aged 36 years and 10 months.
49~1he funeral will leave THIS DAY
(Thursday), at 10:45 o'clock a. m., from the
loot of Market street. Interment I. O. O. F.
SCHMIDT— In Alameda. August 21. 1593. Alma
Sophia, beloved wife of Dr. G. L. Schmidt, and
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Holling.
a native of San Francisco, aged 30 years 6
months and 6 days.
£jj~ Friends and acquaintances are respect-
fully invited to attend the funeral THIS DAY
(Thursday), at 11 o'clock a. if., from the resi-
dence. 1059 Santa Clara avenue, Alameda.
Interment Mountain View Cemetery. 3
NOONAN— In Vallejo. August 22. 1893, John, be-
loved husband or Mary Noonan.and father of
Julia, May, John, Bennin and Joseph Noonan,
a native of Mallow. County Cork, Ireland, aged
afa~Fr!ends and acquaintances are respect-
fully Invited to attend the funeral THIS DAY
(Thursday), at 9:30 o'clock a. m., from his late
residence, York street, between Monterey and
Elverado. thence to St. Vincent's Church,
where a requiem high mass will be celebrated
lor the repose of his soul. Interment Valleio
SPRINGER— In this city. August 22. 1893. Martha
J. springer, beloved sister of James C. Hasty of
Cbico, a native of Maine, aited 63 years.
*9~Frlends and acquaintances are respect-
fully invited to attend the funeral TO-MORROW ;
(Friday), at 10 o clock a. m.. from the par- I
lors of Hnlstead & Co.. 94 Mission street. In-
terment Masonic Cemetery 2
OENHOUSEN— In this city, August 22. 1893, An-
thony J.. beloved husband of Modeste Oen-
housen, and father or Xlizabeth Oenhousen, a
native of New York, aged 39 years 4 mouths and
28 days. f New York papers please copy.]
49~Frlends and acquaintances are respect-
fully invited to attend the funeral TO-MORROW
(Friday), ac 1 o'clock p. m., from his late resi-
dence. 9. Thirteenth street, near' Mission,
thence to Washington Hall, 3 6 Eddy street,
where the funer.it services win be held under
the auspices or the Norddeutecher Vereln at V! j
o'clock p. m. Interment I. O. O. F. Cemetery. **
KORTICK— In this city. August 23. 1893. Howard
T.. beloved and youngest son of Thomas H. and
Annie M. Kortlrk. a native of ban Francisco
aged 8 months and 19 day*.
Jt9~Frlends and acquaintance* are respect-
fully invited to attend the funeral To-morrow
(Friday), at 10 o'clock a. m., at the residence of
his parents, 204 Castro street, near Fifteenth,
Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. •
OSTERMANN— In this cltv. Aueust 22, 1893, An-
drew, beloved husband of Maria Ostermann, ana
father of Annie. William, Minna, Bertha, Klla
and Emma Ostermann. a native of H«lsteln.
Germany, aged 54 years 7 months and 17 days
A member of A. O. U. W. Lodge No. 155.
JO~Friends and acquaintances are respect-
fully invited to attend the funeral TO-MORROW
(Friday), at '& o'clock p. m.. from his late resi-
dence at Halfmoon Bay. lnieimeit Preasmore
PIERCE— In Alameda. August 22, 1893. Stephen
B. Pierce, a native of Indiana, aged 50 years 5
months and 17 days.
*s*"Frieisds and acquaintances are respect-
fully invited to attend the funeral TO-MORROW
f Friday), at 'i o'clock p. m., from I. O. O. F.
Hall, Park street, Interment Mountain View
MARTINEZ— An anniversary requiem mass will be
celebrated TO-MORROW (Friday), at 8 o'clock
a m.. at St. Ignatius Church, for the repose of
the soul or the late Hanorah Martinez, 'loved
mother of Mrs. William Glennon. Friends are
respectfully Invited to attend. •
THORPE— In this city. Auzust 22. 1893. at her
late residence. 1609 California street. Margaret
Maria, beloved wire of George Thorpe, and
mother of Charles. Arthur, George and Minna
Thorpe and Mrs. H. Buttock, a native or Eng-
land, aged 59 years.
JC3~ Notice of funeral hereafter. «
O'CONNOR— In Alameda, August 23, 1893, at her
lato residence. 1835 Al^nioda avenue, Eliza
widow or the late Mos's O'Connor, and beloved
mother of Mrs. J. M. Stafford. Edward T., Lillie
and George O'Connor, a native of County Kil-
dare. Ireland, aged 58 v ears.
49~Notlce of funeral hereafter. *
SALMON— In this city, Aueust 23, 1893, Peter
beloved hu«i>and of Bridget Salmon, and futher
or John. William. Martin, Annie and Mary
Salmon, and brother-in-law of Patrick Doulon
a native of Ireland, aged 46 years.
ALLEN— In this city. August 23. 189:*, Mary be-
loved wife or Thomas Allen, and sister of Mrs.
Alva Veisa. a native or Missouri, aged 45 years
7 months and 29 days.
CARROLL-In this city. August 22. 1833, John
Carroll, a native or New York, aeed 58 years.
; ABDOW— In this city. August 81. 1893. AH Ab-
' dow, a native of Arabia, aged 16 years.
BANKS-In this city. August 19. 1893! Conche
Banks, a native of Mexico, aged 34 years.
LEE-In this city. August 21. 1893. Henry Lee
a native of England, aged 40 years,
MULDOON-In this city, Aujust 22. 189*. Domi
iilc Muldooß. a native or Ireland, aged 62 years
MORALES-In this cty, August 22. 1893. Maria
D. Morales, a native of Mexico, aged 78 years
, MAGUIRE-ln this city. August 22. 1893. George
r n d M 6 a( ;no r nthr atlVeOf NeV4d8 ' » Bed «.»«£■
SOANcS-ln Vallejo. August 24. 1893. Joseph
Sonnes. a native of London, England, aged 65
I B ? L h M^ H , M - In pa »«>ero. Cal., August 21. 1893,
| John W. Brumaglm. a native or New York
I L T i OU^.~ In . NeW . orkclt August 20. 1893.1
Ellen E. wire or J. B Latour Sr. of Oakland.
( »i.. aged 63 years.
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