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The Whaleback City of Everett
Arrive From Puget
A Formidable Rival to the Local
Liners— An Experimental
The whaleback steamer City of Everett,
of which much has been written since she
was launched from the place the name of
which she bears, arrived in port yesterday
morning with 3300 tons of coal for the
Southern Pacific Company. She is a curi
ous specimen of marine architecture, and
her arrival brought down great crowds to
the water front to get a peep at her. She
came from Comox, B. C, stopping at Port
Townsend to take on board twenty-three
passengers. She was eighty-four hours
from the former place and sixty-two hours
from Port Townsend. Among the City of
Everett's passengers were: Captain Alex
MacDougall. inventor of the whaleback
and general manager of the American Steel
Barge Company of New York; J. B.
Crooker, who represents the interests of
the Rockefellers on the coast; A. W.
Thompson, cashier of the American Steel
Barge Company; James Smith, superin
tendent of the Frontier Iron Works of De
troit, which furnished the vessel's engines;
Hugh Calderwood, who superintended the
building of the ship; and several promi
nent citizens of Everett and their families.
Messrs. Crooker and Smith were accom
panied by their wives.
The vessel came up the harbor flying the
blue peter from her foremast, a pennant
with her name strung from the mainmast
and her signal flags streaming from the
mizzen, while the stars and stripes floated
at the peak. The low sullen sound of her
siren awoke the echoes in the surrounding
hills, and people rushed out from all points
wondering what strange craft had invested
the waters. All the ferry-boats saluted the
new comer and an opportune blast set off
at Gray's quarry on Telegraph Hill lent
warmth to the welcome accorded to the
whaleback. A longshoreman wanted to
know what warship that was and a face
tious Custom-house official told him that
it was a Japanese cruiser come to shell
Chinatown. He believed it and spread the
tale among the Italian fishermen, and
there was great joy on the seawall and
drinking of claret and much munching of
macaroni thereat.
Captain Bucknam, who is in temporary
command of the whaleback, is ''shore
captain for the American Steel Barge Com
pany, the owners, builders and operators
of ' all the round-deck craft. He speaks in
highest terms of the latest addition to the
fleet and. says that the .trip, down was a
most pleasant one. -
- "We have on board 3800 tons of coal,"
said he, "and we brought down besides
thirty-three in the crew twenty-three pas- j
sengers. Although the vessel is not in- I
tended as a passenger-boat, - still there was !
nothing but the greatest satisfaction ex-
Eressed at the manner in which she he
aved. AYe had a 'heavy gale, too, on the
way down, but she rode through it like a
full. In rough weather we made twelve
nots, and for a spurt reached a speed of
fourteen and a quarter knots. On the en
tire trip we averaged about nine knots.
Her mean draught is 19 feet 0 inches.
Going back to Comox we will put in 1700
tons of water for ballast, and this, with
her coal-bunkers full, will give her a
draught aft of 16 feet, and 13 feet forward."
1 On the deck are four'big turrets, each
containing two hoisting engines. The
vessel has eight hatches, which open
nearly the entire length of the ship, and
with her superior hoisting facilities it is
estimated tnat she can be discharged in
two days. Her engines are triple expan
sion and of the most modern designs. The
deck is protected by heavy wire cables
stretched from iron stanchions at intervals
of about fifteen feet. It is impossible by
this arrangement for any water to remain
on deck. The main house rests on two.
immense turrets set on the after part of the
deck, from which two gangways run for
ward to the bridge, on which" is the cap
tain's room, pilot and chart house. Four
metallic lifeboats rest on the deck, ready
for use at any moment. Steam steering
gear is used, and the appointments all
through arc most thorough and up to date
in every particular.
The coming of the Everett recalls the
passing of the whaleback Wetmore. When
that unfortunate craft came to the coast
about three years ago it was predicted that
there would be a revolution in the freight
ing business on the coast. Old mariners
shook their heads and said she would not
do, and when she went on the rocks in
Coos Bay they said: "I told you so."
The Everett is not much larger than the
Wetmore, being a little over 1800 tons net,
but she is stronger and especially adapted
for the ocean trade. She will form the
crucial test for the "coming" vessels and if
she is a success more vessels of her class
will be built on the Sound. Like the AVet
more she has a round stern and her bow
ends in a snout.
"The Everett is an experiment on the
coast," said Captain MacDougall, inventor
of the whaleback. "The AVetmore was
built for the lakes, but if she were properly
handled she would have proved the worth
of the whaleback. It was not her fault
that she went on the rocks. The whale
backs have been severely criticized on the
coast, but their critics have been owners of
other vessels whose trade the new ships
might injure.
• "The whalebacks have been a success on
the lakes and also on the Atlantic, where
they have rode through storms which have
wrecked vessles of other models. Captain
Bucknam has been twice through a hurri
cane, and he can attest the seaworthiness
of the craft. ■■' j -.•:,:'? :.".
"The Everett is the thirty-ninth whale
back which has been built, and the fortieth
vessel is now under construction at our
yards at West Superior. We started to
build the Everett when things were boom
ing on the sound, but as the boom petered
out we finished her up for the New York
and Tamnico trade. . If business warrants
we will keep her on the coast, and may
build more vessels. Forty vessels, includ
ing 130,000 tonnage, is a pretty good record
fur five years, and you can judge from that
whether the boats are a success. We are
in competition with no class of vessels, or
with all classes, as you like. All vessels
are in competition for that matter, and we
are in it with the rest."
The Everett sailed yesterday afternoon
for Port Costa, after landing her passen
A Property-Owner Who Put Down a
Plank Sidewalk. 77*
A case of interest to property-owners,
being the first of the kind, will be heard by
Judge Low in a day or two. Yesterday
morning George H. Oulton, a Deputy Su
perintendent of Streets, swore out a war
rant in Judge Low's court for the arrest of
Michael Higgins, a property-owner on
Glover street, between Jones and Leaven
worth, on the charge of "willfully and un
lawfully reconstructing and laying down a
sidewalk which was not reconstructed of
the best quality of stone, or artificial stone,
nagging or asphaltum, concrete or bitumi
nous rock, said portion of Glover street
and sidewalk being within the limits men
tioned in section 3 of order No. 1588 of the
[Sketched for tlie "Call" by W. A. Coulter.]
general orders of the Board of Supervisors."
Artificial stone sidewalks were laid in
front of the houses on Glover street with
the exception of the one owned and occu
pied by Higgins. He put down a plank
sidewalk and was arrested about two weeks
ago by a policeman. When he appeared
before Judge Low he said he had been un
able to get a contractor to put down a stone
sidewalk, so the Judge gave him ten days
to comply with the ordinance. This he
failed to do, and yesterday Deputy Oulton
swore out the warrant for "his arrest.
All Efforts to Locate the Miss
ing Physician Prove
An Affair That Is Becoming
a Mystery — What His ,
Friends Say.
The continued absence of Dr. Victor J.
Steams, who has • been sued by Mrs.
Bridget Ramage of 417% Third street, for
$10,000 damages for breach ot promise of
marriage, is the subject of considerable
speculation among his friends, who are
now beginning to think that his disap
; pearance is mysterious. J- - ...
I "I cannot imagine where he can be,"
said his business agent, Mr. Levitsky. "If
Dr. Steams' sole motive in keeping in hid
ing were to .evade service of. summons in
Mrs. Ramage's suit there might be some
excuse in -keeping- his retreat secret, but
when his property interests are allowed to
suffer by reason of his absence, the doctor's
continued - absence must be regarded as
significant. He has disappeared as com
pletely as if the earth had swallowed him
Attorney J. D. Sullivan, counsel for Mrs.
Bridget Ramage, stated yesterday that he
had caused a close search to be made for
Dr. Steams in order to serve summons
upon him, but thus far he has not succeeded
in locating the physician.
"My opinion is, said Attorney Sullivan,
"that he is in hiding in this city, notwith
standing a report that he had gone to
Arizona. He has considerable property
here, and I cannot believe that he would
leave it to take care of itself merely to
escape summons in the suit."
"We cannot account for Dr. Steams' long
absence," said one of the members of the
Olympic Club yesterday. "He used to
come here every day to play chess, but
since the. filing of the suit against him he
has hot been seen. He was known to be a
very sensitive man, rather high strung and
quite peculiar. .
"He appeared at all times to' fear
notoriety, and I now believe that he has
gone into retirement in order to escape tne
joking of personal friends at the plight in
which he finds himself. He has queer
hobbies, one of them being that he is a
great hypnotist. So earnest was he in
propounding hypnotic doctrines that we
used to think him a little 'off in the upper
register.' I cannot imagine* what would
keep him from sending for his mail any
how, for some of it must be important. If
he is alive he is certainly acting like a
crazy man."
Mrs. Ramage, who brought suit against
j the doctor,. has now determined to allow
I the matter to rest, leaving to time the
solution of Dr. Steams' somewhat peculiar
disappearance. :
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Delicate as a hothouse flower — the
flavor of dishes made with Dr. Price's Bak
ing Powder. , >„
Theodore K. Murray to Be Tried There
for Felony Embezzlement.
; Deputy Sheriff Harrelson of Tulare
County called at police headquarters with
a warrant*- for , the arrest of Theodore K.
Murray, cattle-buyer of Porterville.
Murray was arrested about two weeks
ago at the racetrack * on a charge of felony
embezzlement, preferred by Cox & Clark
.wholesale . butchers of Sacramento, who
allege that Murray had misappropriated
$5600, a portion of the money placed to his
credit for the purchase of cattle. ;
The case was assigned to Judge Conlan's
court, but will be dismissed this morning
and the Deputy Sheriff .: will leave with
Murray for Tulare County, where he will
bo tried. . : ;►.*:>. ■
Sponge Fiber Gov. Blotting is best absorbent
known. Mysell & Rollins, 521 Clay, sole agents.*
Supervisors Stop the Grabbing
of Streets ' During the
■•Night. "
The Church - Street Railroad
Franchise Has Not Yet
Been Decided.
The Board of Supervisors have put an
end to the grabbing of streets by corpora
! tions or any one else capable of such acts
I during the hours when law-abiding citi
zens are asleep. ''.j
At their meeting yesterday an order was
I passed to print prohibiting all persons,
companies or corporations from commenc
i ing work on the public streets under any
i franchise or privilege until notice is served
j of their intention so to do at least forty
i eight hours before the public streets are
I torn up or disturbed. Violation of the
ordinance is made a misdemeanor, pun
ishable by imprisonment for not less than
sixty nor more than 180 days. The ordi
nance also provides that the notice must
be posted in a conspicuous place in the
office of the clerk of the board.
The recommendation of the Street Com
mittee that Herman Schussler, the en
gineer of the Spring Valley Water Com
pany, be requested to attend the meeting
of the committee on Thursday, March 7,
1 for the purpose of giving his views regard
ing specifications for the construction of
San Francisco pavements, was accepted by
the board.
The board reconsidered its action in
awarding the contract to pave Guerrero
street from Fourteenth to Fifteenth.
Supervisor Hobbs presented a resolution
referring the matter of the defective sewer
age of the Hall of Records, complained of
by the new City Hail Commissioners, back
to the guardians or the new City Hall.
When the resolution instructing the
clerk to advertise for bids for the franchise
of an electric-road railroad on Church
street from the intersection with Sixteenth
street to Thirteenth street and along that
! thoroughfare to its intersection with Fill
m*e street was reached Supervisor Hobbs
moved that the matter be referred to the
board as a committee of the whole, and his
motion was accepted without comment.
A resolution was adopted, in pursuance
of a communication from the Board of
Health, compelling property-owners in the
Richmond district to connect the sewers
on their properties with the main sewers
as soon as practicable.
Darby Laydon & Co. were granted per
mission to explode blasts for the purpose
of grading and removing rock from pri
vate property on Winthrop street, between
Lombard and Chestnut. Bonds in the
sum ' of $20,000 to • cover any damages re
sulting from the explosions were given.
* Tne width of sidewalks in the district
south "of the park, embracing the section
from First to Forty-eighth avenues and
from H to W streets.inclusive, was fixed at
fifteen feet.
The width of sidewalks on Jessie and
Stevenson streets, running threugh Mis
sion block 27, was established at nine feet.
. E. L. Christin and W. E. Murphy, prop
erty-owners on Hayes" street, sent in a com
munication stating that the contracting
firm of * Flynn & Tracy had secured their
signatures to a contract for street work on
Hayes street, between Fillmore and Steiner,
by false representation in stating that
they had secured the names of a ma
jority of owners on the block.
The petitioners asked that they be re
lieved from the contract so that they can
get the benefit of public competition for
the work. Referred to Street Committee.
A communication from the associated
creditors of the city and county asking that
their petition requesting the board to dis
countenance the holding of a special elec
tion for the proposed charter, and which
was referred by the Finance and Judiciary
Committee to the Committee on Elections,
be referred back to the former committee
was referred to the Finance Committee.
Labor Exchange, Branch No. 26, peti
tioned the board to authorize the City
Treasurer to issue city warrants or non-in
terest-bearing bonds of small denomina
tion to the amount of $1,000,000, making
them receivable for all taxes and dues to
the city and county, and that the Superin
tendent of Streets be instrd-eted to employ
all then who are willing to work for said
warrants, giving them three days' work per
week until such time as private enterprise
be sufficiently recuperated to absorb all
applicants for employment. This was re
ferred to the Finance Committee.
The recommendation of the Street Com
mittee that the name of Stevenson street,
from Sycamore to Twenty-first, be changed
to Lexington avenue was accepted.
The Fire Department sent in a communi
cation recommending that $100 be paid to
Hugh Quinn of truck 1, who was injured
in a fire on October 1, 1894, and was unable
to perform his duties for over two months
thereafter. The department also asked the
Supervisors to advertise for bids for 500
single and 500 double hydrants, and also
500 gates and a like number of bends, to be
delivered in lots as required by the depart
ment. Referred to the Committee on Po
lice and Fire Department. . ;%"■ ---
The communication of property-owners
in the Flint tract, calling attention to dam
age to the streets by contractors, was re
ferred to the Superintendent of Streets
with instructions to investigate, ascertain
the amount of damage and those to whom
the blame can be laid, so that suits may
be begun for the recovery of whatever sum
is necessary to place the street in good con
dition again. ■ •* -
People's Bank Creditors Sue.
The California Safe Deposit and Trust Com
pany, as assignees of claims against the Peo
ple's Home Savings Bank to the amount ; of
$657,049 06, has brought suit against the
bank for that sum. The claims are those of
most of the dissatisfied creditors, and run^rom
small amounts up to thousands. For defend
ants the bank as a corporation is named, be
sides the directors and all the stockholders,
from each of whom is demanded a share of the
whole sum proportionate to his or her interest
in the bank. ..*■„_ .**..-
The Former Make the Audiences at the
Academy of Sciences.
One thing notable about the meetings of
the Academy of Sciences is the number of -
young women or girls who attend. The
audiences are always composed more
than half of women, and the great major
ity of these might very properly be called
girls, and very pretty girls, too. - / ; .*
The men of the audiences attending the
lectures are old and gray and bald. The
exception to this rule last evening in a
rather small audience, however, was just
two. It is not certain, therefore, that they
came to hear the lecture, if the character
of the other part of the audience will be
remembered. Vy" -''•'*-
But that an audience gathered to hear a
lecture on "The Structure and Life His
tory of the Infusoria,* as illustrated by the
Genus Stentor," should be more than half
composed of San Francisco bright and
vivacious young women ought not to be
lost.sight of in the prevailing contention
about the "new woman."
The lecturer was Professor H. P. John
son. He began his address by saying that
he had given three years' study to the
stentor, a microscopical animal of very low
order that is to be found everywhere in
still or slowly running water; is trans
parent, but of varied and beautiful colors,
swims by . revolving and multiplies by
lengthening and dividing itself.
The professor entered into the minute
details of his experiments in studying the
nucleus. of the stentor— how he- cut the
little thing in slices and subjected the
slices to his inquiring microscope and
found upon the bodies of the nuclei other
nuclei so small that they might be com
pared to a hazelnut beside a football, and
almost impossible, as it might . seem, he
said, the stentor, the full-grown stentor,
might grow from this to a size almost to be
seen by the naked eye.
And to all this the young ladies listened
with vivid eagerness. " -v >
The Firm of Naphtaly, Freid
enrich & ackerman are
Well * Paid.
They Are Awarded $29,500 in
• Part Payment by the
Another big attorneys' fee has been
drawn from the ample coffers of the
Blythe estate, this time in favor of
Naphtaly, Friedenrich & - Ackerman,
who represented . Mr. Pennie, the then
Public Administrator, into whose hands
the immense . estate was consigned while
the litigious factions fought over it. That
the labor of the Public Administrator's at
torneys must have been long and exceed
ingly arduous is evident from the fact that
[Sketched by a "Call" artist at Metropolitan Temple last night.]
the fee allowed them is $29500. with half a
promise of $30,000 more.
The fee is allowed by Judge Coffey, by.
consent of and upon the suggestion of
Florence Blythe Hinckley herself. She is
just where the attorneys want her — tired
of litigation and willing to compromise. A
letter from W. H. H. Hart to Pennie was
submitted in • applying for the order, and
upon the showing of this letter the order
was made. J The letter is as follows :
• A. C. Freest— Dear Sir: It is now nearly
twelve years since Mr. Blythe died, and Mrs.
Hinckley has had but little of the estate. The
litigation has been serious and long: continued,
and she now desires to close up the estate as
rapidly as possible.
1 have had a conference with Messrs. Naph
taly, Friedenrich & Aekerman, and they
have agreed to concent to final distribution
upon their being paid at this time $29,500,
leaving a balance of $30,000 subject to your
appeal in reference to their fee. This is satis
factory to Mrs. Hinckley, and I therefore re
quest that you pay to Messrs. Naphtaly, Fried
enrich A Ackerson the sum of $29,500 on ac
count of their fee, and that same be paid forth
with. Florence Blythe Hinckley.
,-*,■' .->•*. 7' AY. H. H. Hart,
•'•,^* - . Attorney and counselor.
Garber, Bishop A Boalt,
of counsel.
The " letter is signed by Mrs. Hinckley
herself. . • . ;*v
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Are we to have free silver? Brighter
than silver or gold is the record made by
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder. '•■ _;.-;.
The Host Cannot Dine in the Same Room
With His Guests. -
In his private capacity the Hindoo is fre
quently very hospitably inclined. ■ The fact
that his caste prejudices preclude him from
eating with Europeans does not always pre
vent him offering an invitation to dinner
his idea of English hospitality. -' " '
• This consists in his driving his guests to a
hotel and paying for dinner, while he awaits
•its consumption in another part of the
house. It takes one some little time to get
used to this mode of procedure, but after a
while one sees the propriety of I accepting
the Kindness in the spirit which prompts
it. — Chambers' Journal. ' "
— »■*>•> ,/,'.;-._ ;;■.-,_
JUST SO WITH THE',. *. , , ','
Robert -Emmet's Birthday Roy
■ ally Celebrated by Irish
After Nearly a Century the
Patriot's Memory Still
Irish song, Irish music, Irish eloquence
and Irish patriotism ran riot at Metropoli
tan Hall last night. It was the anniver
sary of Robert Emmet, and the great au
ditorium was crowded to the doors by
those friends of the Knights of the Red
Branch who yearly join with them in re
calling the memory of the valorous young
Irishman. The American and Irish flags,
with a . life-size picture of the hero
whose virtues and whose glories have so
often been sung were conspicuous among
the decorations.
Emmet was a young person. He flour
ished during the latter part of the last cen
tury and the first of the present. Pos
sessed of all the valor, genius and patri
otic impulses of his people, he headed an
insurrection against English rule; but the
movement was unsuccessful and the daring
young liberator was executed.
The Irish have for nearly a hundred
years revered his memory, and on March 4
of each year they give expression to their
feelings. That was the purpose that
called several thousand citizens of Irish
blood to Metropolitan Hall last night, and
the manner in which they enthused over
their ideal shows that his* memory is still
very green in the Irish heart.
Colonel J. C. O'Connor presided and in
his opening remarks paid a glowing tribute
to the memory of Robert Emmet, who,
he said, had he led a successful instead of
an unsuccessful revolt for Irish liberty,
would have been regarded as the George
Washington of Ireland. He said that
there was something about the name of
Emmet which appealed to Irish sympathy
and affection, and the anniversary would
be celebrated until the end of time.
Miss Julia Heffernan played the Irish
airs very cleverly and Miss Flossie Con
ners sane "Asthore" in fair voice. The
Plymouth male quartet, consisting of
Messrs. Coffin, Rice, Warde and Parent,
rendered three delightful selections in their
own perfect way.
Joseph J. Dwyer was the orator of the
evening. His address was out of the ordi
nary. It dealt with the character of Em
j met and the influence of his life upon all
; time, and was superior in point of thought
, and expression. He said in part:
"Within the last two weeks we cele
brated the anniversary of the most illus
! trious man in the history of all countries,
j George Washington. To-night we cele
j bate the anniversary of one of the most
1 distinguished sons of Ireland, Robert
Emmet. One was an American, the other
was an Irishman. One was successful, the
other was unsuccessful. What we honor
and love in the one we will love and honor
in the other. It was the aspirations of
both to free their respective countries for
all time. -•*- ■'..'■;■'
"Emmet was born during the American
revolution; he was at school during the
French revolution ; he was expelled from
school for his connection with the Irish
revolution." J-7: - .>
. Here the orator eloquently pictured the
struggle for national liberty in Ireland;
how the country had been brought to the
verge of ruin by having its factories de
molished, its schools closed and its na
tional' religion proscribed. He declared
that the men who had participated in the
struggles during the dark days of 1798 and
1803 would ever be held in sacred memory
by the Irish people. He spoke of the pa
thetic incidents in Emmet's life, of his
love for his country, of his splendid char
acter and noble, self-sacrificing nature.
; "Standing by the side of Emmet's name
less grave,'*, said the speaker, "the Irish
may say of their hero as Anthony said of
-Brutus, 'His life was gentle and the ele
ments so mixed in him that nature might
stand up and say to all the world this was
a man.' No good thing is ever done in
vain and so while Emmet's body perished
his example lives; the star of his blameless
character shines white and eternal and who
knows but one day his broken sword may
be needed and leap to swift and ample ven
Miss Mary L. Kimball's selections on the
harp— all old Irish aroused the senti
ment of the audience and round after
round of applause were evoked. Miss An
nie Daly's rendition of "Erin's Flag" was
also flatteringly received and encores were
demanded and . given. Miss Catherine
Black and Messrs. G. V. Woods and D. Man
Loyd were the other contributors to the
programme. ,*■„
Greetings were read from an Emmet-day
gathering at Chicago and the audience dis
persed after singing "God Save Ireland." '
Other Mining Permits Granted by the
Debris Commissioners. ,
-The permit for hydraulic mining in the
Hustler mine, near Cherokee, Nevada
County, was suspended indefinitely by the
California Debris Commissioners at their
regular meeting yesterday. The reason for
the suspension of the license is a broken
dam, which will no longer retain the de
bris. The mine* has two dams connected
with its works. There is an interior, or
upper dam, which is very small and shal
low and not adequate to retain the waste.
Below this is a much wider and higher re
taining dam, but it isteo badly broken as
to be entirely useless, and therefore no
mining will be permitted in the Hustler.
After the proper and necessary showing
had been made to the commission permits
for hydraulic mining were granted to the
Shealor mine and the Kate Gray mine,
situated near Volcano, Amador County,
and to the Fine Gold mine, situated near
Vallecita, Calaveras County.
There are many applicants for permits
to come up for consideration at the next
meeting of the commission as well as pro
tests against the continuing of operations
by certain mines, the retaining works of
which are said to be defective. 7v*.
j Searching for Particulars of James
Vincent's Death.
A most unique search for parties whose
identity is unknown by those seeking them
is now in progress in this city. A well
known lawyer is conducting it, and he is
endeavoring to locate his parties by means
of advertising in the personal column of
the newspapers.
The persons sought after are not known
as to number, but on the 24th of October,
1886, they occupied a cell in the City Prison
with one James Vincent, who had been
arrested for some offense. On that date
Vincent died in the cell, and everything
indicated that natural causes brought his
demise about.
It appears, though, that there is money
coming to Vincent's family in the shape of
a pension or a small amount. Small as it
is they want it, however. But there is a
stumbling block in the way. Unless the
exact particulars concerning Vincent's
death can be procured the money is not to
be had. The attorney thinks that if he
could find those who occupied the cell with
Vincent when he died there would be little
difficulty in determining whether the man
died from alcoholism, violence or what.
That is why a search is beine made for the
men who were in Vincent's cell, nearly ten
years after his death.
Sad Plight of Chester A. Doyle,
a Social Leader of'
Once He Was a Light and
Leader of Oakland So
ciety Sets.
Chester A. Doyle, erstwhile leader of the
four hundred in the trans-bay cities, is in
Honolulu yearning for American soil, but
he cannot get away.
When the steamer Australia was ready
to cast off her moorings and leave on her
last trip from Hawaii Mr. Doyle, laden
down with floral offerings from the ardent
maidens of the isles, was at the wharf,
gripsack in hand ready to go aboard and
sail for his native land on this side of the
Pacific. He had a ticket marked with a
berth; he had a little money in his pocket;
he had bidden farewell to his friends of
both sexes and all colors, and had just
stepped on the gangplank to board the
Australia when —
A big Hawaiian policeman'yanked him
back and informed him he could not de
part so suddenly and leave all his mourn
ing creditors behind, disconsolate and un
Close by, with an exultant grin on his
face, stood Manager Colasso of the Ha
waiian Hotel. He is Mr. Doyle's rival in
trade and his evil genius. He is also Mr.
Doyle's creditor to the tune of several
months' board. Both of these gentlemen
are Japanese scholars and have served the
Government as interpreters in the courts.
Mr. Doyle is Japanese court interpreter
still. Now, when ho found himself with
out a passport—which had been refused on
petition of many other creditors and con
fronted with an officer of the law, who had
a warrant to detain him, Chester A. Doyle,
leader of the swell set in Honolulu,
turned imploringly to the hotel manager
who stood between him and the wide free
world beyond. He spoke, but it was in a
language which the amused bystanders
could not understand. It was Japanese.
Colasso considerately replied in the same
musical tongue. They held a lengthy de
bate, which was illustrated and emphasized
with many gestures, inflective and deflec
tive. But all of Mr. Doyle's Japanese elo
quence was in vain. The hotel manager
was obdurate. He would not yield to his
debtor's pleading.
Only a few yards away were a number of
gentlemen who were ready to leave Ha
waii, the Paradise of the Pacific. The
Provisional Government* was glad to get
rid of them. But not so with Mr. Doyle.
The latter knew that some of the exiles
owed many debts as well as he. Why
should they be let go in peace and he de
tained, garlanded as he was with flowers
ready for the voyage? The mere thought
of the apparent injustice, of government's
inhumanity to man, angered him beyond
In a moment of rage that must have
reached 150 degrees Fahrenheit he tore
from his person the wealth of flowers of
every hue and ground them into the soil of
Oahu. He also ground his teeth with
rage, the while muttering bitter impreca
tions in mellifluous Japanese. As a timely
accompaniment Mr. Colasso made aggra
vating remarks in the same language.
Mr. Doyle cast one last, longing glance
at the smoking stacks of the steamer and
then turned and walked sadly and deject
edly back into the city of Honolulu.
When he again turned his eyes seaward
the Australia had sailed away.
, A banker or a baker, which is better off?
The latter if he uses Dr. Price's Baking
Powder. ':• ;"•*:»• fvv--' :
They May Adopt the Australian System
of Balloting. •'--■-. 7 ■
An innovation in the procedure of de
liberative assemblies will be introduced at
the next meeting of the California Pio
neers' Society, in the shape of a proposed
new by-law which provides for the election
of the officers of the society by the so
called "Australian ballot # system.
Broadly stated the provisions are: That
the secretary shall receive any list of
names for offices proposed by thirty mem
bers of the society up to within ten days
of the annual election; these lists shall
then be printed the same as our State bal
lots; only one ballot shall be allowed to a
member and, if the one furnished is dam
aged so it cannot be used, it shall be
returned and another issued in its stead,
and, lastly, the California law regarding
the manner, of voting and counting the
ballots shall govern in the matter.
It is expected that the usually quiet pro
ceedings of the society will be enlivened
on April 1 by oratory for and against the
adoption of a political expedient in the
society. "■___..
;•. ■: '. ,-V7 Mails for Australia.
The J. D. Spreckels & Brothers Company yes
terday received advices from New York to the
effect that the Aurania, bringing the British-
Australian mails for dispatch by the steamship
Mariposa, arrived in New York March' 3 at 4:50
o'clock p.m. These mails were forwarded by
the New York Central train at 9 p. m. yesterday
and are due here Friday forenoon, the Sth
inst., and the sailing of the Mariposa has been
set for 3 o'clock p. m. of that day, the Bth.
General Howard at association auditorium,
Mason and Ellis streets, Friday evening, March
8, ; at 8 o'clock *, subject, "Grant at Chatta
nooga." Admission 50 cents to all parts of the
house. Secure your tickets at once at Sherman,
Clay & Co.'s, Sutter and Kearny streets. *
Many Valley Road Subscrip
tions Still Continue to
Come In.
A Grand Total of $2,385,400 in
Stock Already Dis
posed Of.
The promoters' committee of the San
Francisco and San Joaquin Valley road
held another meeting yesterday and its
members reported results in the progress
of thftir efforts to secure additional sub
scriptions. The committee, when it first
began work, had prepared a list of several
hundred names, one-third of which were
given to the members at the time and from
which reports were received yesterday.
When these reports had been received the
second portion of the list was given out,
and ' next Friday, when these have been
heard from, the last of the present batch
will be distributed.
There has been subscribed up to yester
day a grand total of $2,385,400, of which
amount $20,300 was reported yesterday, the
new and yet unpublished subscriptions be
ing as follows:
D. H. Baker, $500; Mrs. M. A. Johnson, $200;
Bonestell A. Co., $500; A. S. Wright, $500;
George BadiCh, 200; F. M. Zetzscke, 500;
C. S. McCarthy, $500; Charles Lyons $500;
F. Seibrethe, $500; E. W. Burr Jr., $*_J000;
John T. Dowling, $1000; John T. Dowling
(trustee), $1000; P. Priet, $500; William 11.
Birch, $500; John XV. F.irren Jr., $1000;
Charles S. Capp, $500 ; John M. Manning, $500 ;
Adolph Roos, $500; 3. XV. Dan__s,sloO; Achilla
Roos, $500; A. Zellerbach & Sons, $500;
M. S. Kosach, $300; Theresa McXab,
$300; Dr. Nat T. Coulson, $500;
F. A. Kostitz, $500; Joseph May. $500; Ed
ward May, $500; Thomas Sullivan, $2000:
William M. Pit ah ugh, $500; James H. Garratt,
$500; John S. Bizlch. $200; J.H. Stein & Co.,
$200; O. S. Orrich, ssoo; G.A.Rankin, $500;
J. P. Langhorne, $500; Cerf, Schloss & Co.,
$500; A. Hirchman, $500; Western Iron
Works, $1000; Minnie L. Selfridge, $500;
Joseph G. Geisting, $500; Mrs. Rosa Vogels
dorff, $300; B. M. Morgan, $500; E.B. Young,
$500; J. C. Siegfried, $1000; C. B. Jennings,
$500; Mansfield Lovell, $500. Total, $26,300.
The Bank of California, which has been
named as the official treasurer of the new
road, reports the receipt of $215,530 on the
first assessment made, this being equiva
lent to 10 per cent of the par value of 21,553
shares, or $2,155,300. A donation of $1000
has also been received at this institution, as
also has the sum of $500 in full payment
for five other shares.
The general committee desires it under
stood that subscription books are open at
both the bank mentioned and at Claus
Spreckels' office, and that it is unnecessary
for those who . wish to subscribe to await
the call of a solicitor.
The pooling agreement is in an em
bryotic state. It is probable, however, that
it will be reported for the consideration of
the board at the meeting to-day.
No developments have come to the sur
face in the matter of the route. All ques
tions asked the directors relative thereto
are met invariably by the answer that no
man can tell as yet where the road will
run exactly and that only after the most
thorough investigation will this matter be
Milling Company Attached.
The ..Columbian Milling Company was at
tached yesterday for .$45 on an assigned claim
of the Pacific- Door Company for lumber fur
nished. J. J. Bauer, who had the papers is
sued, says that the company has tried to evade
the payment of its just debts by transferring
its Brannan-street plant to William ll earn, and
that other attachments will be placed on the
property if notes for $367, falling due on the
th inst., are not paid.
Removes wrinkles and all
traces of age. It feeds
through the pores and builds
up the fatty membranes and
wasted tissues, nourishes
the shriveled and shrunken
skin, tones and invigorates
the nerves and muscles, en-
riches the impoverished
blood vessels, and ■ supplies
youth and elasticity to the
action of the skin. It's per-
Beware of substitutes and
counterfeits. Yale's Origi-
nal Skin Food, price $1.50
and $3. At all drugstores.
MME. M. TALE. Health and com-
plexion specialist, Yale Temple of Beauty,
146 State street, Chicago.
KEDINGTON & CO., Wholesale Drug-
gists, San Erancisco, are supplying tn«
Pacific Coast with all my remedies.

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