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General Howard Thinks It
'a Promising Field for
Young Men.
More Good Men Wish to En
list Than Can Now Be
Major-General 0. 0. Howard (retired) ar
rived in the city yesterday and is staying
at the Colonial. He is in the city for the
purpose of delivering a series of lectures on
the Civil War, in which he bore so honora
ble a part, and was the recipient of number
of calls last evening from old comrades-at
In a somewhat desultory manner the
general last night touched lightly upon
matters pertaining to the army, its present
requirements and its standing as compared
with the forces of other countries. He
said that his idea had always been to place
the army upon a modern basis, and that
[From a photograph.]
very good bills had been introduced in
Congress for that purpose, but as yet faile<
to receive favorable recognition from both
hotises. The navy, he thought, had been
more fortunate in the matter of legislation
than the army.
It is the general's idea that the enlistee
forces of the United States shall consist o
at lpast 1000 men to each State. "I believ
such an increase is for the best interests o
the country," said he. "and that it i
especially desirable that the President shal
have a sufficient force at his command to
enforce the law when the civil authoritie
hnd themselves unable to cope with such
an emergency such as has been witnessec
in this country several times of late.
"The regular troops are in reality mcr"!}
the United Slates police, and there shouic
be no rivalry between them and the civi
forces. The two bodies work splendidh
toother and there should be only a cordia
feeling betwer-n them."
The general was asked if he believed th
inducements for enlistment at presen
were BUfficient to attract a desirable clas
of men into the army, and he replied tha
he had but recently made tha? inquirj
himself at Vancouver.
"I was informed there that there were
more applications for enlistment than it
was possible receive, and that the standard
of character of the men was high. Our en-
Urited men compare favorably with those
of any other country. 1 found them good
when I was in the service, and I believe
that their condition is being improved.
The opportunities for advancement from
the ranks are ,-ufiicient to attract many
men. There are plenty of instances in
which the sons of officers have enlisted as
■privates and gradually worked their way
up. General Morrow— than whom a better
soldier was not in the service — had two
sons who followed this course, and* are to
day in pood positions.
"A good man v officers have gone through
the same experience and have succeeded
not because thoy were favored in any way,
but because they were diligent in their
studies. Most men do not care about pro
motion, or, at least, do not care sufficiently
to imike the necessary eiiort to secure it.
It takes a considerable knowledge of
science now to pass an examination. Our
large guns require a degree of knowledge
on the part of a sergeant now that was
only expected of a lieutenant in former
John M. Kc-vno].;- and Captain JlcFee
Will Continue the Work.
The work begun by the committee of
fifteen, which was organized for the relief
of the worthy unemployed, is not to be
abandoned entirely, even though the com
mittee adjourned sine die in Mayor Sutro's
office last Tuesday afternoon.
Captain McFee of the Salvation Army
and John M. Reynolds, ex-secretary of the
practically dead relief committee, had a
long consultation yesterday morning and
it warn decided that all cases of destitution
which have been found to be genuine and
•worthy shall be taken care of by the cap
tain until definite plans for the future are
It was the opinion of Mr. Reynolds and
Captain McFee that the sudden desertion
of 3000 men, 1000 of whom have families in
actual distress, would be an encouragement
to crime, and that temporary relief, at least,
was absolutely indispensable.
Concerning the future nothing has been
agreed upon, but it is possible that the
suggestion of ex-Surveyor-General W. S.
Green, that land be obtained through dona
tion for the establishment of an industrial
colony, will be attempted.
Possibly, also, outside city property may
be offered, upon which the men may wort
upon the co-operative plan.
Several offers of country land! have been
made to Mr. Reynolds for the use of the
Captain McFee is enthusiastic in the
work, but is compelled by the regulations
Of the army to submit all contemplated
action to his superior officers before new
ventures are essayed. This course will be
adopted, but in the meantime the unem
ployed destitute will be cared for.
Young Men "Who Have ! Been Robbing
j Houses in the Western Addition.
The gang of daylight burglars, who
have been successfully operating for
months in the Western Addition under
the guise of potato-peddlers, has been
broken up through the efforts of Policeman
Harry Reynolds, spepially detailed for the
A few days ago John O'Donnell, one of
the gang, was sent to the lone School for
five years. George Lee and William Wil
son will be sentenced on Saturday on a
i charge of vagrancy, and Ed Kearny is
awaiting trial on a more serious charge.
On Tuesday Reynolds arrested George
Wilson, alias Lynch, a brother of William
Wilson; Thomas Lee and John Kearny, a
boy and brother of Ed Kearny. They at
tempted to enter a house at 1707 Oak
street, but were frightened off by a lady
next door. Then they went to the resi-
I dence of Mrs. Hamilton, 1413 Clayton
I street, but were again frightened off.
j Nothing daunted, they went to the resi
] dence of Mrs. Buarbee, corner of Page and
| Clayton streets. The boy Kearny rang the
doorbell, while Wilson and Lee waited in
an alley leading to the rear, ready to break
I into the house if no one answered the bell.
Reynolds had been watching them and
| secured the assistance of two laborers in
I the park. They reached the Bugbee resi
| dence iust as the three burglars were in the
; act of breaking into it. Reynolds caught
j Wilson and Kearny and the two laborers
| chased and captured Lee. They are being
j held pending an investigation into the
number of burglaries they have com
Kearny is the boy who was arrested in
the roller-skating rink on Sunday, Febru
ary 24, for stealing rollers from the skates.
His mother called at the prison and so
worked upon ttie sympathy of the man
ager of the rink by her tears that he re
fused to prefer a charge against the boy.
Its Novel Performance at the
Pavilion Becoming Very
A Large Attendance Shows How
Good Music and Pictures Arm
That the people of this city are lovers of
music was shown by the large attendance
at the Mechanics' Pavilion last night.
The audience, one of the largest that has
: assembled to hear the delightful strains,
! was frequently moved to give vent to its
i appreciation of the musicians' efforts by
i loud applause.
The novel idea of illustrating the num
', bers on the programme by means of magic
| lantern slides thrown upon a large screen
i was favorably commented upon by every
; one, and as a picture having a patriotic
| subject was shown it was received with
marts of approval from all parts of the
: pavilion. Alfred Roncovieri. musical di
\ rector of the concert band, who thought
out the combination of picture and music,
has hit upon a kind of entertainment that
is growing in popularity every day.
The production of the grand illustrated
piece "Napoleon," depicting the French
troops under the Emperor entering
Venice, "The Huguenots, with two illus
trations showing the massacre of St.
Bartholomew and Huguenots escaping the
morning after the massacre, were well re
The grand storm scene from the third
I act of "Rigoletto" was a most effective one
and the thunder and lightning accompani
ment quite realistic. Between listening to
the music and watching the awe-inspiring
picture the audience was held spellbound,
but when the echo of the music ceased to
be heard it showed its appreciation in
lond clapping of hands. "Listen to My
Tale of Woe"was a comic piece of music
that called for an encore, as did other num-
The concerts will be continued every
night this month and will prove a drawing
A Suggestion From the Directors of the
Merchants' Association.
The board of directors of the Merchants'
Association has indited a congratulatory
communication to the Harbor Commis
i sioners. The members of the board ex
| press their satisfaction in the improved
: appearances of the streets along the water
front, of which the increased cleanliness
i makes a very pleasant impression on
visitors to the city. The association ap
proves the proposed planting of trees at
points on the water front where they can
j be made to grow.
i It is suggested that the station at the
! Oakland mole might well be beautified by
! potted plants, which could be secured
probably from the park or from public
spirited persons who own large grounds.
If such a plan of decoration were found
feasible it might be extended to the new
union depot on this side of the bay. The
Association considers that it is important
to make favorable first impressions upon
visitors, since those impressions are usually
the most lasting.
Committee of Eleven Address a
Drastic Letter to the
They Demand That Light Be
Turned on the Southern
The committee of eleven, appointed at
the mass-meeting of January 12 last, met
yesterday and, after some discussion,
adopted two letters, one to each of the two
branches of the Legislature, proposed a
joint resolution to be acted upon by the
Legislature, and offered the draft of a bill
in aid of any committee of investigation
which may be appointed in pursuance of
the joint resolution. The committee of
eleven is composed of: C. C. Terrill, chair
man; John M. Reynolds, secretary; George
T. Gaden, H. E. "Highton, J. A.* Barry, P.
B. Gibson, E. S. Barney, Rev. E. R. Dille,
I. J. Truman, Curtis Hillyer and Joseph
Leggett. It was the general sentiment
that, since the bills which had heretofore
been supported by the committee are al
most certain to be defeated in the Legisla
ture, the committee should make a final
struggle to accomplish something. The
committee will therefore request the Legis
lature to investigate the corrupting influ
ence which is said to be exerted in State
and municipal affairs by the Southern Pa
cilic and its associated corporations.
H. E. Highton, Joseph Leggett and E.
S. Barney were appointed a committee to
look after the interests of the joint resolu
tion and the proposed act, and to-day
Speaker Lynch and President Flint will re
ceive by mail from Mr. Highton copies of
the documents.
The following is the letter to the Senate
and Assembly:
San Fkancisco, March 6 1895.
To the Members of the Senate and Assembly uf the
State of California— Gkntlkmkx: The committee
of eleven, appointed at a mass-meetine held in San
Francisco Saturday, January 12, 1895, and which
has since acted in conformity with resolutions then
adopted, respectfully address your honorable
bodies ;
1. They have supported the bill prepared by the
Attorney-General for the appointment of a non
partisan commission, and which has also received
the active and energetic advocacy of the Civic
Federation and other bodies within this city and
s:a;f, and they have sedulously refrained from
offering any amendments or "substitutes which
might Interfere with the progress of that measure.
2. They now understand that that bill, the pro
posed substitute for it — itself changed and modi
fled—and all bills of a similar nature now before
your honorable bodies, have encountered such un
relenting hostility that there is danger of an ad
journment without any concession whatever to the
wishes or the necessities of the people.
3. They further understand that among other
objections the grounds chiefly assigned are the
sentiment of municipal independence, the full
capacity of municipalities to manage their own
affairs and make their own Investigations through
grand juries and through their own legislative
and executive officers, and the injustice of saddling
the ezpense of municipal investigations upon the
State at large.
4. In the event, therefore, that neither the bill
drafted by the Attorney-General nor any similar
measure can be passed, they now request your
honorable bodies to adopt the accompanying reso
lutions and bill in aid thereof for the following
reasons, which are respectfully presented, and
which they believe may possibly secure your
unanimous approval:
(a) It cannot be successfully denied that the
paramount question in this State is the alleged un
just and corrupt predominance of the South
ern Pacific Company, the group of corporations
which it represents, and the officers, stockholders.
employes, agents and intermediaries of these cor
porations in the administration of the law and of
State otlices and in both public and private affairs.
(b) In this question every county, municipality
and individual within the State whose interests do
not, conflict with the interests of the people and
the Government ure equally concerned, and it can
not be said that the labor of an inquiry into th«
matter should be, or that the results of such an in
quiry would be, confined to any particular locality
or class.
(c) It would seem, then, that such an Investiga
tion as is proposed by the resolutions and the bill
now submitted for 3'our consideration should re
ceive general assent and support, unless we are
prepared to admit that the corporations and indi
viduals referred to are above the law, and that our
population is not self-governed within the lines of
the i<ta!e and Federal constitutions and the
statutes made in pursuance thereof.
It is generally believed, and the transparent facts
appear to be, that since the meeting of January 12,
1895, the railroad corporations and the person's in
cluded In the joint resolutions, beyond former
precedents, have been determined and even
rampant in their self-assertion and In contempt
uous disri>sard of public opinion. So far as words
are concerned, spoken or written, they have always
been taciturn and moderate, and, except in the use
of indirect Venetian methods to assail individuals,
they have revealed their, intentions and their ob
jects chiefly by their acts and by their conduct.
It is in this customary manner that they have
recently denied the right and the power of the
people to make any investigation or to interfere,
dirtctly or Indirectly, with their railroad masters.
Whether at Washington or at Sacramento they
have been represented by a powerful lobby, and
have virtually declared their own supremacy and
their implacable determination to rule the' State
and to crush all opposition to their behests. In
Washington they li^vu been u-mporariiv beaten
on two of their propositions, but they are still
active there, and their arrogance and persistence
here are attested by the mass of legislation
in their interest now before your honorable
bodies. Their interference and their success in
litiKation for years have been marked, and even
conspicuous. They have occupied public streets
and damaged and even ruined property with reck
less indifference to the law and the rights of indi
viduals a-nd communities. While large numbers of
indignant citizens were denouncing their schemes
in Han Francisco, within a few blocks of the hall
where the meeting was held, they were deliberately
appropriating franchises and easements. They are
now preparing for the practical confiscation of
Market street. Wherever a streetcar straddles a
crossing and confronts a citizen the despotism is
brutally exercised, which, in innumerable ways
for a quarter of a century, and with even accelera
ting completeness, has substituted the existing
railroads for the government. i,5
These are either facts or delufsions so univer
accepted that they ought lo be promptly dispelled'
and -upon this point It is hardly too much to ask
for unanimity among tba representatives of the
Senate and Assembly districts in the State. We
request, therefore, if more comprehensive legisla
tion ia impracticable that at least you act Imme
diately, decisively, in open session and by recorded
votes, upon the resolutions and bill herewith sub
mitted. And we remain, gentlemen, very re
Attest: Charles 0. Terrill, Chairman; John M.
Reynolds, Secretary.
This is the proposed joint resolution
which accompanies the letters:
Whkrf-as, For some years the principal rail
roads of tills Stale have been owned and operated
by the following-named corporations, all substan
tially under one management, and constituting a
monopoly of almost unprecedented strength and
influence known as the Southern Pacific Company ;
and whereas, It is currently reported, definitely
charged and by the people of this State generally
believed, that "The Pacific Railroads," their
officers, their stockholders, their employes, thrir
agents and their intermediaries, for years and by
surreptitious, fraudulent and corrupt means have
dominated the politics and the law of this Htate,
and have exerted a controlling influence not only
dangerous but disastrous to the best interests of
the State, and especially In the following par
(a) That, through fraud, bribery, corruption and
Illegitimate and improper influence. 1 !, and through
the purchase and use of political bosses, they have
controlled, for their own benefit and against the
public interests., primary elections, political con
ventions, nominations for offices and general elec-
(b) That, through the means and for the purposes
hereinafter specified, they have obstructed and de
feated public justice and justice under the law in
private litigation, and have corrupted and con
trolled juries, court ollicers, judges and judicial offi
cers, and have caused the grossest inequality and
fraud in the administration of the law, and have
secured and obtained and have been the means of
securing and obtaining decisions in violation of law
and facts and forming dangerous and unfair prece
(r) That, through the means and for the purposes
hereinafter specified, they have interfered with
and largely broken up the just and impartial ad
ministration of the law and the equality of all citi
zens before the law in this State, and have devel
oped, fostered and maintained a class of legal prac
titioners who depend for their business and their
success, not upon their capacity, their learning,
their experience and the facts of the cases or mat
ters in which they are engaged, but upon irregular,
illegitimate and corrupt "pulls" (so-termed) in the
courts and in all the machinery or litigation, ofli
ciul and private, and have thus debauched and
polluted the community.
((/.) That, for the iust and true American stand
ard of respectability, usefulness and influence,
they have substituted tests of their own, under
which citizens have been estimated solely by their
subserviency to railroud Interests and to the will
of railroad monopolists; that they have kept a
debit and credit account with large numbers of citi
zens, in which they were and are debited with
every act and declaration against fraud, bribery
and corruption as involved in railroad man
agement and credited only with those acts and dec
larations in which they surrendered their own iv
dependence and became the tool* and the wear
turesof the "Pacific Railroads:"' that they have
interfered with private as well as public business,
.and, through the means and for the purposes here
inabove specified, have built tip the fortunes of
some and destroyed the business und the credit of
others; and that, in these various ways and
throuirh other methods, impossible to enumerate,
they have reached and have vitiated our political
and social life and practices.
(c) That, through the means and for the pur
poses hereinabove specified, they have reached and
debauched many public officers of the State, and
corruptly and fraudulently, and through illegiti
mate influence and combinations, used them for
their own exclusive benefit and against the com
mon interests of the public
(/) Thsit, through the means and for the pnr
poses hereinabove specified they have repeatedly
overridden the law and taken possession of alleged
franchises and of public property, rights and ease
ments, and invaded the rights of municipalities
and of private citizens, and sequestrated and con
fiscated property, public and private, ana acted as
if they were, and that they have in fact been, above
the law.
(P) That, by reason of the premises, they have
usurped and held an unnaturiU and illegal position
in this Stale, and have dominated Uie State and its
inhabitants and practically suspended and over
ridden the constitution and the laws, and have pre
vented immigration and industrial enterprise and
development, and have held the people in a thrall
rtom which has become unendurable; therefore
be it
Eesolved by the Assembly of the State of Califor
nia, the Senate concurring, That a joint commit
tee, to be composed of four members of the Assem
bly and three members of the Senate, selected by
those bodies raspectivlv in open session, be and
the same hereby is created to constitute a special
joint committee of the said Senate and the said
Assembly, with all the authority and power requi
site for its eflicient action, and to investigate each
and every the premises and all definite accusations
of fraud, bribery, corruption, undue Influence and
wrongful combinations, made against the corpora
tions hereinabove specified and referred to, and
each of them, their and each of their officers, stock
holders, employes, agents, servants and interme
diaries, and each of them, and against each and
every State officer, executive and judicial, and
against each and every officer of the courts of this
State, and against juries, bailiffs and clerks, and
each of them, and against each and every person,
firm, corporation or organization, of every kind
whatsoever, connected with or who or which has
participated in any fraud, bribery, corruption, un
due influence or wrongful combination, as herein
before expressed and implied, and to prosecute its
inquiries in each and every direction, proper and
necessary to enable it to obtain »nd to report the
information required by these joint resolutions.
Rexohcd further. That In the prosecution of the
investigation and inquiries aforesaid the said joint
committee shall have, and it is hereby granted, full
power and authority to sit during the interval be
tween the adjournment of the present session of
the Legislature and the commencement of
the next session at the cities of Sacramento, SS*.n
Francisco and Los Angeles, in this State, and to
hold open sessions, accessible to the public and
to the representatives of the press, and to send for
and before the said joint committee, by subpena or
otherwise, as it may deem expedient, call and ex
act the attendance of persons and the production
of books, papers and documents, and to administer
oaths and affirmations and fully to tike the testi
mony of all witnesses produced or brought before
it, and to do any and all things lawful and essential
to be done to obtain full, complete and accurate
information in the premises.
Unsolved further, That, in the prosecution of the
investigation and inquiries aforesaid, the said joint
committee shall have, and it Is hereby granted,
full power and authority to tin ploy shorthand
writers, clerks and other requisite assistants; to
call for and receive the aid of the Attorney-General
and his deputies, and all District Attorneys and
their deputies throughout the state; to procure
suitable rooms or balls for its sessions, and also
supplies of stationery and other necessary supplies
and service; to compel full disclosures of all rele
vant facts, and to record and preserve all the in
formation and testimony, to be bo collected as
lit *;•! "_d further, That the scrpoant-at-arms of
the Assembly shall attend the joint committee
aforesaid and perform all necessary service for
said committee as its bailiff.
Br&olved further, That at any and all times dur
ing its existence when, by means of the investiga
tion and inquiries aforesaid, the joint committee
has ascertained that there is probable cause to be
lieve that there is a foundation for criminal or
civil prosecutions of any person or persons, under
the .laws of the State, It shall furnish definite and
full information thereof to the Attoruev-General
of the State, to any District Attorney or to any
Grant! Jury In existence in any county or city and
county within the State, as may be appropriate.
llf so) ved further, Ttie joint committee aforesaid
be, and hereby is, empowered, authorized and in
structed in the prvmises and within the limits of
these joint resolutions, to receive and a<'t upon such
information as may be furnished by the committee
of eleven appointed at a mass-niprt ing held iv
Metropolitan Temple, San Francisco, on Saturday,
January 12, A. I). 1895, and by the Civic Federa
tion, and by other bodies and organizations within
the S;ate, aiming at, the just anil equal administra
tion of the law and of the executive and judicial
departments of the State government, and to per
mit the said committee of eleven and the said
Civic federation and the other bodies aforesaid, to
be represented at its sessions by the counsel of
their own selection, and to participate, through
such counsel, in the examination of witnesses be
fore said joint committee.
Resalxeh further. That the joint committee afore
said report all the testimony and proceedings be
fore it and its conclusions thereon, and file said re
port with the Secretary of Stale on or before the
lirst Monday in October, A. p. 1898.
The proposed joint resolution closes with
a provision for the appropriation of $25,000
to defray the expenbes of the investigation
and is followed by the proposed act.
The proposed law authorizes the joint
committees to work between the sessions
of the Legislature and file their reports
with the Secretary of State. They are
given power by the act to send for persons
and papers, to issue subpenas and other
appropriate process, framed by the Secre
tary of State, and cause service thereof to
be made, to compel the attendance of wit
nesses and the production of books, papers
and documents ; to administer oaths to all
witnesses who may come or be brought be
fore such joint committees for examina
tion and to compel witnesses in attendance
to testify.
Subpenas to secure the attendance of
witnesses and the production of papers
and documents before the committees are
to be served without cost or expense to the
State by Sheriffs and their deputies.
Section 4 of the act provides that every per
son who apoears before the joint commit
tees may be compelled to testify, and shall
not be excused from answering any ques
tion held to be relevant, material and com
petent by any such joint committee upon
the ground that such testimony or answer
might tend to prove, or might prove, him
guilty of any criminal offense, or because
such testimony or answer might or would
compel him to be a witness against himself.
All witnesses testifying before the joint
committees shall testify under the pains
and penalties of perjury as prescribed by
the Penal Code of the State, but no testi
mony or answer so given shall be used in
any prosecution or other proceeding, civil
or criminal, against the witness so testify
ing, and no witness so testifying shall be
liable thereafter to indictment, presenta
tion, information or complaint, nor to
prosecution or punishment in any of the
courts or before any of the judicial officers
in the State, for the offense in relation to
which his testimony was given.
Witnesses who refuse to testify or pro
duce books or papers are to be reported to
the Superior Court of the county in which
the committee is sitting to be punished for
In case of the death, resignation or re
moval of any member of any joint com
mittee of investigation the committee shall
continue to exist and exercise its func
tions, provided a majority of the members
still remain qualified to act.
The act appropriates $25,000 out of any
money in tne State treasury not otherwise
appropriated to defray the costs and ex
penses per diem and salaries required by
the terms of any joint resolutions adopted
by the Senate and Assembly of this State
appointing any joint committee of inves
tigation of other than municipal matters.
The joint resolution and the accompany
ing act will be allowed to "work their own
way" in the Legislature, as one of the com
mittee remarked, and no influence or work
in its favor, except through public opinion,
will be done or encouraged by the com
Only a few of the members of the com
mittee of eleven attended the meeting yes
terday, and a lack of interest in the affairs
of the body seemed to prevail. "We had a
meeting this afternoon, passed some reso
lutions and adopted a form of a bill which
will be jointly presented to the Assembly
and Senate," said James H. Barry, when
spoken to on the subject yesterday.
"Whether our resolutions and acts will
have any effect or not I don't know. If
they do not it will be the end of the com
mittee of eleven. A number of members
are tired of the way things are dragging
along. There is nothing to show for the
work that is done, and if we cannot accom
plish anything, the sooner we break up the
better. The committee will stand or fall
on the action of the Legislature in this
He Was Jerked Off a Cable-Car.
W alter Bassett, a carpenter living at Sunny
side, was riding on the dummy of a Howard
street cable-car last night. At Sixteenth street
the car gave a sudden lerk forward and Basnett
was thrown ott. In falling the step of the
car struck him on the back and, fortunately,
threw him olf the track. He was taken to the
Receiving Hospital in the patrol wagon. Dr.
l'ettit examined him, but found no bones bro
ken. He thought, however, his spine might
have been injured by the blow.
In 1014 an order was established in Pales
tine, the Noble Order of Martyrs.
Rudolph Spreckels sues to En
join a Certain Stock
Pledged It for His Brother but
Wants to Vote It Him
Rudolph Spreckels has brought suit-in
the Superior Court to enjoin the Nevada
Bank from transferring from his name cer
tain shares of stock' pledged by him to se
cure certain payments from C. A. Spreck
els. Judge Hebbard has granted a tempo-
Rudolph Spreckels, the Plaintiff.
[From a photograph.]
rary injunction and will hear the case.
The undertaking is in the sum of $10,000
and the sureties are C. P. Splivalo and
Joseph Kahn.
The complaint sets forth that in January,
1894, Claus Spreckels and C. A. Spreckels
entered into an agreement by the terms of
which Claus Spreckels was to transfer to
his son certain valuable property in con
sideration of certain yearly payments to be
made by him, the last one to become due
next January. To secure his yearly pay
ments C. A. Spreckels pledged some secu
rities said to be far more valuable than the
total of the payments so secured.
At that time, so runs the complaint, Ru
dolph Spreckela owned 5000 shares of
Paauhau Plantation Company stock, which
stood in Claus Spreckels' name. This
stock Rudolph agreed to pledge as addi
tional security for the payments from C.
A. Spreckels, provided that Claus Spreck
els would transfer it to his (Rudolph's)
name on the books of the corporation.
This was done, and Rudolph indorsed the
certificates, it being agreed, so the com
plaint alleges, that the stock should re
main in Rudolph's name until after the
maturity of the debt. It was also agreed,
sets forth the plaintiff, that upon the pay
ment of the first yearly installment of the
debt 2500 shares of the stock should be re
turned to Rudolph, and that upon the
liquidation of the indebtedness the re
maining 2500 shares should also be re
Claus Speckels transferred his claim
against his son to the Nevada Bank, turn
ing over all the securities hypothecated in
cluding Rudolph's 5000 shares of Paauhau
C. A. Spreckels paid his first yearly in
stallment amounting to $351,750, and half
the stock was turned over to Rudolph.
The other payment will not become due
till next January, but the Nevada Bank,
so the plaintiff claims, disregarding the
agreement, now threatens to send the
stock to Honolulu and have it
transferred from Rudolph's name not
withstanding the alleged fact that it
holds other securities far in excess in value
of the payment still to be made. It is
charged in the complaint that the bank's
action is taken for the purpose of voting
the shares against Rudolph at the next
election and preventing him from protect
ing his interests in the corporation. It is
also charged that the proposed action is
meditated solely for the purpose of injur
ing the plaintiff in his property and finan
cial credit.
Incidentally the plaintiff claims that the
transfer and reissne of the stock will im
pose a large expenditure upon him, be
cause the Hawaiian Government levies a
tax upon such reissues.
The plaintiff claims that if the bank be
permitted to pursue its intended course he
will be injured through the depreciation of
the stock from its present value of $250,000,
far beyond any amount of damages he
might be able "to recover. Therefore, he
prays that the bank be enjoined from re
moving the stock from the jurisdiction of
the State of California and from having it
transferred from the plaintiff's name pend
ing the maturity of C. A. Spreckela' in
Daniel McCarty Stole a Pick and Tried
to Brain a laborer.
Daniel McCarty is a youth of 18 years
with an ambition to shine as a desperado
in the region south of Market street. As a
start on his chosen career he had himself
booked for assault with a deadly weapon
and petty larceny at the Southern police
station yesterday afternoon. It is probable
that a charge of assaulting an officer will
also be placed against him.
McCarty was out on Channel street yes
terday to see what he could devour and
incidentally looked for a row. There was
a gang of laborers at work digging a ditch,
and some of their implements were lying
around unused at the time. McCarty
grabbed a pick and started off with it. Two
of the laborers, Pat Walsh and John Zim
merman, went in pursuit of the pick
picker. Just as they were about to catch
him McCarty picked up a rock and hurled
it at Walsh, striking him on the head and
inflicting a painful though not a serious
wound. And again McCarty turned and
made away.
At this juncture Officer T. P. Riordan
was hailed, and he joined in the pursuit,
and soon overtook the reckless youth. The
officer started with his prisoner for the
Southern police station. When they
reached the corner of Ninth and Brannan
streets the officer stopped to speak to an
acquaintance, and at a moment when he
was off his guard McCarty struck him a
terrible blow and knocked him down. But
the officer quickly regained his equilibrium
and very soon had McCarty once more in
the clutches of the law, and locked him ud
for further reference in'the Police Court
to-day. McCarty had in his possession, in
addition to the stolen pick, a bundle con
taining several bars of soap.
The Hesper Case.
Ed Larsen, another witness against the men
convicted of the murder of Mate Fitzgerald on
the bark Ilesper, was arrested by United States
Marshal Baldwin yesterday. Sparf, oue of the
convicted men, is to have a new trial.
The Iron Crown of Lombardy was
founded in 1805, and re-established in 1816.
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This week in connection with our GRAND OPENING DIS-
PLAY OF SPRING GOODS we are holding our annual Special
Sale of NEW LACES AND EMBROIDERIES at figures cor-
responding with the following
-A»t So por "Yard.
15,000 yards CAMBRIC GUIPURE EMBROIDERY, regular value 10c, will be offered
at 5c a yard.
-A.t 100 per Yard.
• value 20c, will be offered at 10c per yard.
.Ajt ISo per "Yard. .
value 30c, will be offered at 15c per yard.
-^.t; £SOo per Yard.
value 40c, will be offered at 20c per yard.
j&jt 250 per T*ard.
value 50c, will be offered at 25c per yard.
.A-t 3Oc per Yard.
wide, hemstitched and scalloped edges, regular value $1, will be offered at 50c pc»
.A.* 25 Cents per "Yard.
CHANTILLY LACE, all Silk, I]A. inches wide, in Black. Cream, Pink, Sky, Lavender,
Cream and Gold, regular value 40c, will be offered at 25c per yard.
4O Cents per Yard.
CHANTILLY BOURDON LACE, in Black and Beurre, all Silk, 7 inches wide, regular
value 60c, will be offered at 40c per yard.
.A.t SO Cents per Yard.
CHANTILLY GUIPURE LACE, all Silk, in Black and Cream, 7 inches wide, regu-
lar value 75c, will be offered at 50c per yard.
j£SkJt 3O Cents per Yard.
NET TOP POINT DE GENE LACE, 9 inches wide, in Beurre and Ivory; regular
value 50c, Will be offered at 30c per yard.
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