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FRIDAY MARCH 15, 1895
JUST ABOUT THE WEATHER.
The weather-guesser was all
right in his prognostications yes
terday so tar as nuishJne was con
cerned, but there was a general
desire tor more warmth in the at
mosphere. The prediction for to
day is ihat fair weather will pre
vail. Readers of the ("all will be
ulensed to liiirn tlmt western
rephyrs will come instead of the icy northern
blaMs of the pjt.-t week.
LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF
Channel street- has been ordered to be
An elevator i- to bo asked form the new Hall
Miller & Lux have subscribed $00,000 in aid
of the valley road.
Fifty architectural students will join the San
Francisco Art Association.
stride shipping firm passed
cut of existence yesterday.
rth Cavalry officers from Walla Walla will
play polo against Jsurliugaine March 30.
Another cut-rate war is in progress between
the Lumber-carrying steamers and schooners.
The indications are that surveying parties
lor the valley road will take the field Monday.
Oranges and lemons from the Los Angeles
citrus Fair will be sold by auction this morn
Creditors have taken possession of the busi
ness oi the Philip Kennedy Dry Goods Com
•Tonkin Lloyd Jones lectured to a large audi
ence in Second Unitarian Church on Georee
I aptain Xordberg of the schooner Anna was
drowned recently at Kahului while attempting
to board his vi
You Rhein a: Co. sold several houses and lots
at auction yesterday at satisiactorv prices.
Bidding was active.
MartiD McLean, 560J j Bryant street, is wanu
the police for cutting his brothers, Peter
and John, with a k!.::V.
The priests of the diocese of Sacramento have
expressed their choice for a Bishop as sueees
feor to Bishop Mu.iiogue.
< •ceanio Bteamship Arawa arrived from
y and Honolulu yesterday with a large
cargo and passenger list. " b
Mayor Sutro says that he will probably bring
une matter 01 the < ity*s water Bupply to"tne at
teatiou oi the Grand Jury.
Two more election officers and four propertv
owners were p.rrested yesterday ou u rand Jury
indictments and presentments.
(-President Whittier of the valley road
said yesterday ihat ihe total subscription! now
assured amounted to over $2,500,000
tor Broderick says that there is likely to
I c a .nrgedeiieit iv the city funds unless "the
proposed overdrafts are countermanded.
I which the second wife of
Samuel Mcßirney tiled on his property has
been set aside in favor of wife number one
A Coroner's jury finds that Mrs. M. Costello
diea from natural causes, and was not poisoned
by her husband as her father has charged.
A missionary extension summer school will
be opened at Cazadero during the coming sum
mer, It will be distinctively for young people.
Judge Campbell yesterday denied a motion
of tne attorney of the dive-keepers, arrested for
Violating the ordinance, for a change of venue.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Children rescued a young girl from a place on
.Broadway and arrested her mother yesterday.
Commission merchants on Davis, Battery and
other streets propose to stop the stealing of
whips and blankets from the" wagons of their
ike Harbor Commissioners yesterday peti
tioned Governor Budd to use his influence for
legislation in favor of ihe insist reel bridge
k, me case against Charles H. Higgins, pan
owner oi the steam schooner South Cou>.t
cuarged with grand iareeny, was dismissed
The Pacific Bank has brought suit against R.
H. McDonald Jr. to recover the amount of a
promissory note dated -May 31, 1893, made for
$J± ,336 H'3.
Thr- Board of Health will make an inspection
of ihe damaged coffee now in the Southern Pa
cific Uailroad. Company's office at the corner of
Fourth and Townsend streets.
Joseph Loughery won his suit against Police
man Keegan in Justice Barry's court yester
day. The plaintiff was given $20 damages and
coils for an unprovoked clubbing.
a; Bailey and John Raggett were charged in
Judge' Campbell's court yesterday with disturb
ing the peace last Sunday morning, by righting
With bare knuckles for two hours.
The arrangements, for the celebration of St.
k s day iueiude religious services, several
and a banquet by the Knights of St.
Patrick. There will be no parade.
and County Attorney Creswell gave an
opinion yesterday that agents of foreign cor
porations selling goods in broken packages in
this city are liable to a license tax.
The Transatlantic Fire Insurance Company
of Hamburg threatens to withdraw from the
1 1 agreement on rates is made
at once with non-board companies.
The frost of Wednesday nieht extended as far
south as Tehachapi, and was severe enough to
injure fruit trees and grapes. The cold wave
will alsu visit the section south of the pass.
Gearge \V. Elder, a cod tractor, was nominated
for Inspector of Sidewalks for the Street De
partment by Supervisor bpreckels yesterday
but the Street Committee refused to appoint
Dan Burns, iv answer to A. L. Hart's writ for
attorney's fees, says he never employed Hart.
Hart defended Bums when he was charged
with embezzling money while Secretary of
Gustaf Broman and his proposed world-navi
gating dugout arrived in the steamer Arcata
yesterday. The boat is a queer-looking object
and is evidently designed for the dime museum
Morton A. Edwards has filed a communica
tion with the Board of new City II H |l Commis
sioners questioning their riglu to alter the
for the statue to be placed on the City
James Gately, proprietor of the Potrero
Hotel, was cm in the leg by George Green on
Washington's birthday, and the limb was
amputated on Tuesday. Green has been ar
rested for assault to murder.
Patrick Kelly, a laborer, living at 408 Sixth
street, was unloa-linp streetcar rails from a
truck yesterday afternoon <>n Fillmore street
when a rail fell on his right foot, amputating
all the tots. He was taken to the Keceivins?
T. J. Stephens, president of the defunct Owl
Stationery Company, was arrested yesterday on
two charges 01 misdemeanor embezzlement
preferred by H. B. Bnrbi-e, one of the directors
aud according to Stephens his prospective
D. S. Richardson, ex-secretary %i the United
States legation in Mexico, delivered a lecture
on the southern republic before the Society of
Pioneers and told of his trip to the top of
Mount Orizaba and the planting of the Ameri
can flag thereon.
John Smith, who with John Wilson, created
such a scene in Judge Wallace's court last Fri
day, has been convicted on a second charge el
> , and will be sentenced Monday. The
■I charge would have been dropped but
for ius violent conduct.
Catherine Glasheen, as guardian ad litem of
her son, William Glasheen, has brought suit to
recover $20,000 damages from Dr. M. A. Mc-
Laugblin. She alleges that he treated a dislo
cation of her son's elbow to unskillfully that
be is permanently deformed.
Christinn Want, a German cook, has peti
tioned the Superior Conrt to allow him to call
if Christian Waldau. He says his name
translated into .KiipHsh means "sausage,'' and
fun-loving friends will persist in giving the
English version at all times.
Riley Grannan's successes were the main
topic ot conversation among horsemen at the
track yesterday. The young plunger took
about $12,000 out of the rin^. The winning
were Contribution, 1-erris Hartman,
Captain Rees, Whitestone and Kathleen.
The regular monthly meeting of the execu
tive committee of the Verein Deuf-ch-Ameri
kanischt-r Border of San Francisco took place
at Norman's Jlall last night, it was decided
that the new charter should be the theme to be
debated at the next regular meeting, second
Thursday in April.
It will be American night at Mechanics'
Pavilion to-night, and the American Concert
band will furnish special music for the occa
sion. Many new and attractive features have
been added to the entertainment, among them
hdng illustrated music, Turkish Theater, Mys
tic Illusions and Bpyal Marionettes.
Eagle Lodge, Knights of Pythias, Is looking
for Jsam KichHrdson, who left Kagleville, Mo.,
on March 19, 1884, bound for California. He
was last heard of In Kansas. He is 28 years of
age, 5 feet 10 inches in height, weight 180
pounds, dark complexion, blue eyes, black
hair, smooth shaven. He is a farmhand by
Fifty Thousand Dollars From
Miller & Lux for the
SURVEYORS GO OUT MONDAY.
It Is Probable That Two Parties
Will Take the Field
When the promoters' committee of the
valley road got together yesterday after
noon one of its members stated that if tho
committee would defer giving out the list
of new subscribers for a little while he
thought he would bo able to report one of
such dimensions as would be calculated to
arouse a feeling of enthusiasm among the
friends of the enterprise.
"While the committee did not see fit to
comply with this suggestion the anticipat
ed subscription made itself apparent just
HENBY MILLER, SURVIVING PARTNER OF MILLER & LUX.
[Dmtcn by a "Call" artist from a photograph.]
the same. A short telephone mossaire
from John T. Doyle told the story. It was
Miller and Lux have signed papers to sub
scribe $50,000 to the valley road.
Just at this juncture, when large sub
scriptions are not as frequent as the com
mittee would wish, this one mentioned
was particularly timely and indicated, as
one of the directors said, that there were
many of the moneyed men of San Fran
cisco who would yet come to the front if
they were only given the necessary time to
consider the proposition in all of its
There are still a number of corporations,
firms and individuals who have' signified
their intention to take stock in the roau.
but who have been prevented, by one rea
son and another, from so doin^, but the
progress still being ma.le is uf a tuttore
which gives the projectors oi the road
President Spreckels is one of those who
is not concerning himself very much at
present abou; the money.
"We will raise all w*e need," he confi
dently asserted yesterday as he hurried
into the new offices of the company to give
some directions about their completion.
The subscriptions announced ytbterday
and the total list received up to date are as
Miller & Lux $50,000
John Pforr 500
Jacob ll yinan 500
W. W. Montague & Co 5,000
A. B. Patrick 1,000
Mrs. Rosa Vogelsdorff 300
Mose Guiist 1,000
Thomas G.Taylor 1,000
J'Hee & Kaleh 800
William Kicol 500
Mary Ann Mercer 1,000
Joe Poheim 500
Emile Ganier l,<>oo
Charles A. Blank 500
Sing Fat<t Co 500
P. Roscoe McNulty 500
Kohlberg, Strauss & Frohman 500
A Subscriber 500
jßmes P. Dunne 100
GreenburgA Greenburg 500
M. Lewis 1,000
J. H. Stein & Co tiOO
W. K. Vickery ijoo
Graham Decorative Art Co tiOO
A Subscriber 1,000
George C. Brooke 100
Alex Mackay & Co 200
Albion Lumber Company ■ 2,000
Thomas G. Coghill 500
James Simpson , 500
David Koegel 100
A. Meyer 100
William H. Brick 500
Braunschweig.-r & Co 2,000
Stockholder Humboldt Savings and
Loan Society 4,200
Adolph Bogken 1,000
Previously reported 2,395,800
Grand total $2, 175,800
"We have more than enough subscribed
to carry the total above $2,500,000," said
Vice-President Whittier, -'but the names
of some of the subscribers have not yet
been reported, so we can't give them out."
* Henry Miiler, who was one of the parties
to the splendid subscription of $00,000
made yesterday, was seen in his office in
the afternoon, and expressed himself as
heartily in favor of the new road.
"It doesn't matter to me where it starts
from nor where it goes," said he, "so we
get a road from under the control of a cor
poration which has no sympathy for us.
We consider that our house nas helped to
build up this monopoly, and the only pros
pect now left is to get a competing road
leading in some direction.
"It is very humiliating, this position in
■which the business men of San Francisco
have been placed. We intend to give this
$50,000 not from any particular county
but from our main oilice here. We believe
that sum is a fair proportion of the obliga
tion for our firm to assume."
Mr. Miller said that he was well pleased
with the concession secured from the State,
but was sorry to see that only three Sena
tors from this vicinity had proven loyal to
the interests of the city.
It is probable that at least one surveying
party will take the field Monday, either on
this or the opposite side of the bay. Chief
Engineer Storey said yesterday that he
thought two parties would tak*e up the
work. He is only awaiting instructions
from the board, and that body is likely to
take action as soon as Attorney Preston
and John D. Spreckels return from Sacra
A plan is on foot, it is said, to turn over
the assets of the Ban Francisco and Great
Salt Lake Kaiiway to the valley road, and
the maps, moneys, profiles, etc., are al
ready in the possession of Engineer Storey.
About $40,000 was raised by this corpora
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 1895.
tion and expended in making a survey and
a tract of land was also purchased at "Mar
tinez in order to secure access to deep
water. The survey extends through the
Sacramento Valley and the Beckwitb Pass,
and it may prove tiseful in the event of
future extensions of the new road.
WHY A WEDDING WAS DELATED.
La Grippe Attacked Both the Intended
Bride and Groom.
A singular case of misfortune has over
taken a young lady and gentleman who ar
rived in this city on the 4th inst. and reg
istered at the Cosmopolitan Hotel under
the names of Patrick Fahey and Miss An
nie Hammill of Sonora, Tuolumne County.
After a courtship of seven years they
came here to be married by the Rev. Father
Lynch of St. James Church. The proprie
tor of the hotel, who is a brother-in-law of
the intended groom, together with his good
wife, began to make arrangements for/the
marriage of the young lady and her
affianced when suddenly the bride-elect
was stricken with the grip. She was al
most on the point of death for three days,
but medical aid brought her around and
on the fourth day her friends thought that
she was in sufficient health to go to the
altar. Unfortunately the watching and
anxiety of the would-be groom proved too
much for him and he was also attacked
with the grip. Yesterday he was pro
nounced out of danger and the day of the
wedding- will be set for some time next
Mr. Faheyisa well-known cattleman of
Tuolunine County and his intended bride
is a resident of Sonora. Their many
friends will learn for the first time why the
wedding did not take place at the date an
nounced when they left home.
HEAVY DRY GOODS FAILURE.
The Philip Kennedy Couipauy Turned
Over to Creditors.
Financial embarrassment has overtaken
the Phillip Kennedy Dry Goods Company,
and the business has been turned over to
the management of the firm's creditors.
The liabilities are footed up to about $40,
--000. There is a Jarpe balance still due on
notes amounting to $35,000 which were in
dorsed by J. J. MoDade and Mathew
Neman, which balance the sureties will
now be called upon to pay.
A complete schedule of assets and lia
bilities has not"yet been made, but it is
thoaght that there will be nothing left for
the creditors except the dimished stock
now on hand.
The crash came when the wholesalers
refused to nil any more orders unless ac
companied by the cash equivalent. Then
a demand was made upon the sureties on
the notes fora large amount, and these
gentlemen immediately took possession of
the store on the strength of the notes they
had indorsed for Mrs.* Kennedy. The
agreement under which the notes were in
dorsed was to the effect that they should
be paid off at the rate of $2000 a month,
which was not done. The notes were held
•by Murphy, Grant & Co.
YERBA BUENA ENTERTAINS.
The Lodge and Its Friends
Make Merry at Odd
An Excellent Programme of
Songs and Speeches Fol
lowed by Dancing.
Yerba Bnena Lodge No. 15, I. 0. 0. F.,
entertained its friends last nitrht at the
fraternity's ball, Seventh and Market
The occasion was one of groat rejoicing,
theonlv drawback being that the seating
capacity was insufficient.
The following programme was rendered
in a manner that met with enthusiastic ap
proval: Organ voluntary, J. (J. Howe;
overture, -'Caliph of Bagdad," juvenile or
chestra of Mefret's Institute; recitation
selection, Miss G. H. Cahalin; vocal solo,
selection, Miss Delia Delano; fancy dance,
Miss Badie Smithson; piano duet, Miss
Gussie Menke and Mrs. E. C. Merritt; reci
tation, Miss Edith Wellington ; barytone
solo, Edward C. Boysen; specialties, J.
Bockman; denticon solo, F. Thors- re
marks, W. H. Barnes, P. G. M.
Worthy of special mention was the per
formance of the juvenile orchestra, which
was encored three times. Proficiency was
manifested in almost every number of the
One feature of the entertainment that
figured largely to its success was the
humorous address made by J. S. Swan
who for half an hour kept the audience
convulsed with merriment.
After the programme had been rendered
the hall was cleared of chairs and dancing
was indulged in until midnight.
Among the ladies and gentlemen pres
ent were :
U. B. G. Clifford, noble grand, and wife*
I- ranks. Worth, past grand, and wife; B. F
Vt-ilington. secretary; George Able; Charles
A. Wisewell; Judge Louderback; Reuben H.
Lloyd; K. tfchwerm Jr.; F. J. Smithson, vice
grand; E. G. Harrison, corresponding secre
tary; Thomas B. Upton; John A. Foster aria
wife; John Hutton and wife and Miss Tillie
Utd Sophia Hutton; F. B. Voorhies; Silas
Hejrwood; Captain John Wiliiains; Louis
Louderback; John Reed and wife; Miss
M. Able; Mrs. Steve Ericson; Mrs* B
Yank; Mrs. K. D. Worth; X. Mefret;
< O. Poole, Robert Dross and wife (' w'
Boyd, Mr. and Mrs. K. H. Dettraer, Thomas
b. Horn, Mrs. Charles A. Wi-rwcll M*
and Mrs. Henry Libbing and Miss Nettie
Libbing, H. Perry, Mrs. B. F. Welline-
WL* nl A d Miss Kditn Wellington, Miss
.Nettie Cox, Mrs. B. A. Prindle and Miss
fcusie Prindle, Miss Emma MeManus Mr
and Mrs. J C. Donahue, Miss Eveline
Rct-d, Mr li F. Secor. Mrs. L. D. Frichette,
5* CTy « & c Abl °' Mrs - Henr y Monrad
Mrs. tr. G. Sresovich, Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Barton, Miss Jessie Kilgariff, Miss Mamie Hug
pins, Mr. and Mrs. Antone Laumeister, A. D.
Cheshire, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Burns, Mr. and
Mrs. \\ . A. Zollner, W. M. Lano, James H. Dun
can, D. Patrick, Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Augonnet of
Sausalito, Robert B. Taylor.
IS THE PLACE."
what prominent citizens say
of the Valley Iroad
LET THE WORK BEGIN SOON.
A Suggestion That Only Cali
fornia Labor Be Employed
The clang of the hammer that drives the
first spike in the valley railroad will
arouse an echo that will be heard through
out the State. It will be one that the peo
ple generally will hail with rejoicing, for
while heralding the beginning of a new
and noble enterprise, it will also be the
death-knell of railroad monopoly through ■
our mountains and valleys.
Now that the grand obstacle has been
overcome, the main question for San Fran
cisco to consider is the terminal.
From interviews made by Call represen
tives yesterday, the consensus of opinion
was favorable to China Basin as an advan
tageous point. The cogent reasons are
given by leading representatives of all the
industries of the State. If it were put
to a vote the basin would v,'in by a large
Relative to the construction of the road,
those who know most about it say that
there are laborers enough in the State al
ready to do tho work, and that it would be
bad policy to invite an influx of men from
the Ea<t with the expectation of getting
From the following interviews it will be
seen that the mutter has been thoroughly
discu^e'l in all its phases.
0. F. yon Rhein of 0. F. yon Rhein &
Co., 513 Cali fornia street, real estate, said:
I think the railroad should be a San Fran
cisco enterprise, and that its terminal should
be in Ban Francisco. That is about all that [
would care to say about the matter at the
C. C. Bein is, real estate, 324 Montgomery
If we pet the China Basin as the terminal
point for the road we have got the cream of the
whole business. As it lies between Second and
Fourth streets it is convenient la every par
ticular. Of course the company will have to
build bridges and make the proper extensions,
Which will cost money; but there is plenty of
rock on Kincon Hill easy of access with which
to do that at a minimum cost. It will give the
coin win y an opportunity to land their freight
as cheaply as though the road went to San
Jose, Oakland or Alamcda. That part of it
wonld make no difference to San Francisco.
That location, in my opinion, is the key to the
situation for us and will place us on equal
terms w ith the Southern Pacific Company. It
is indefinitely superior to any landing that
might be had at North Beach or anywhere else
on this side of the bay. It will also give equnl
facilities for using the Lombard-street dock
and the union railroad, as well as in crossing
the bay. At the present time I could not guess
whether the road is going to San Jose from the
basin ur across the buy.
Bebrend Joost, the president of the San
Francisco and i^an Mateo Electric Railroad
1 have no hesitancy in giving my opinion of
the matter, from the simple fact that I have in
terests sufficient to entitle me to speak. Those
interests I know, are in common with the in
terests of the people of the State at large. The
geographical position, as it were, of the China
Basin renders it the most available locality for
the terminus of the new rood. It is clo<-e to
Mission Creek and deep water, and is sheltered
from the heavy northern storms of the winter.
At that point American and foreign ships
could take grain directly from the car* and
thus save tht expense of a double handling. It
would also be a haiuly landing from Snn Hateo
<>r San Jose. The road Itself will not be only a
j San Joaquin Valley road, but a road for .San
I M:it!'<>, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. I
believe In the greatest good to the greatest
number. My intt-rt -ts, of course, are in San
Francisco and Sa:< tfateo counties, but I be
lieve that I am unselfish in what I am saying.
In speaking of th benefit! along the line," I re
fer to what may be done in branch lines or
feeders. These feederi I would propose to be
composed of a series of electric lines that
j would run by the house of nearly every farmer,
i conveying produce and passengers to the main
I line. The motive power wonld be cheaper than
I steam and the system would save hauling and
develop the country rapidly.
Alexander T. Vogelsang, attorney-at
law in the Mills building, said:
The workshops mid freight Terminal of the
i new road will have to be south of Channel
| street, of course, but the passenger traffic must
• be handled from the foot of Market street.
How will it get there? Why they cannot stop
it. The public will demand it, that's all. If
passengers are landed south of Market street
the people will have to ride into town on the
streetcars of the Southern Pacific Company,
and that will never do. But 1 desire to say
right here that by all means I want the road to
go through Stockton.
Frederick Kaufman, grocer and real
estate man at the ,-outheast corner of Mis
sion and Fifth streets, said :
My interests are at both ends of the rond, yon
might say; that is to say, in this city and
Fresno. lam so triad that we are going to
have the road that I never thought of ter
minals until I saw the map In the Caxl this
morning. That convinced me that China
Basin was far ami beyond anything else that
could be suggested. I am looking forward to
an era of prosperity now which has never be
fore visited the people of this Stato. This road
is simply a part of the grand forward move
ment, and I only hope that no mistake will bo
made in the beginning of this enterprise.
James B. Allen, the hatter, who came
very near defeating McGlynn for City
As long as the road gets in Pan Francisco
it suits me. The competing proposition is
what we want. It would certainly make a
great difference to me in freights.
M. McGlynn, president of the Labor
The construction of the road would give
labor to the unemployed, and that is what
pleases me most. The working classes say:
"Let us have the road." They are the workers,
as well as the voters, and why should not their
interests be subserved as well as others?
Robert Trewin, the steward of the Re
ceiving Hospital, was one of the first men
to pitch a tent at the present site of Fresno
during the building of the Southern Pa
cific from Merced south. He was employed
as a carpenter, but afterward located at
Bakersfield, and way the originator of the
Pioneer canal, now known as the Carr &
Haggin irrigating ditch. He says:
I believe the new road will be a good thing
for the State and Sun Francisco. I lived a num
ber of years in the San Joaquin Valley and I
know the facilities of that section. They are
practically undeveloped, but the new road" will
do it. It looks to me, but of course lam not a
railroad man, as though the line proposed
would be built down through San Mateo, Santa
Clara and San Bonito counties and reach the
valley through Pueneco Pass. In this way it
could secureconiiccii^n with the Monterey and
Fresno road, which niiirht, under the circum
stances, become a branch of the valley road.
About the terminal? Well. I don't know. It
will be a good thing for San Francisco and the
State, but just whether those lands should be
given or leased by the Leifislature I cannot say.
W. W. Jones, manager of the Fruit
Auction Company at Battery and Jackson
I have been a civil engineer a good portion
of my life and consequently favor railroad
building. I believe railroads should have all
the facilities they require for terminals. I
think the valley road v. ill benefit the State at
large und San Francisco in particular, but as to
the giving or leasing of the lands for a term
inal I am not prepared to speak as I have not
given the matter sufficient thought to warrant
Frank Dalton of Dalton Bros., commis
sion men, who was prominently spoken of
as a likely appointee for Harbor Commis
sioner and who is an ex-president of the
Produce Exchange, said:
I believe it is a good thing to have competi
tion in every line of business. The leasing or
granting of State lands to a railroad is a
stimulant for competition. Every new road we
get here, whether through State grants of
terminals or not, helps to build up the State
and city. That is what we need, but at the
same time the fact should be considered that
the labor of the State should be put to work
and this is one way in which it could be done.
We have enough of unemployed here to do the
work and I hope they will get It.
Thomas Cazneau, who has heard more
complaints of theatrical and traveling men
about California only having one railroad,
than any other man in the city, says:
The valley road is a good thing both for the
State arid city. While some people may think
the granting of terminal facilities at China
Basin to the new road involves selfish motives,
I cannot overlook the fact that California is
big enough to have, and ought to have, four or
live railroads, and too much cannot be given
by the State to bring this about. Every time
such a proposition is considered it helps San
Francisco and the State to the extent that it
stirs up public sentiment and relegates siluri
anism to where it belongs. Let us have the
Valley road, and as many more as the State can
F. W. Dohrmann, president of the Mer
chants' Association, is in hearty sympathy
with the road and is happy over the fact
that the Legislature tqok the position it
did in granting the tide lands of China
Basin to the road. He/said :
I am glad the Legislature took the stand it
did and gave the road a terminal. There is one
thing I would like to see, and that is that the
work of construction be given to people who
have lived in California for six months and not
less. We have enough people here out of work
to build the road, but just as soon as word goes
forth that the road is to be built there will be a
rush for California of other unemployed labor.
This should be counteracted at once. The road
itself will not mean an immedeate relief of the
present financial stringency, but will be a
wheel within a wheel, which will have a ten
dency to bring about better times. Let us have
the road by till means.
JPCharles Stepps, president of the Alma
Mining Company, said:
The giving of The China basin tide lands to
the valley road by the Legislature seems to
meet with favor. I know that I am satisfied,
for It is a good thing for the State and San
Francisco. We need roads here and that is the
way to get them.
Joseph King, Supervisor of the First
Ward, says :
While I believe the road a good thing for the
city and State, I am opposed to the donating
of anything belonging to the people to a cor
poration. China Basin belongs to the people,
and I do not see that the Legislature had any
right to lease or give that land to any one. As
far as the road is concerned it will be a good
thing lor the city, and also the State, but I do
not like to see the people's property given away
"AMOS BOWK" IS COMING.
A TYPICAL CALAVERAS FARMER
Will Appear in Brusie's
To Be Presented to Local The
ater-Goers Next Monday
Next Monday evening a type of an old
fashioned, big-hearted farmer from Cala
veras County, "with a little bunch of
Frank W. Bacon, the Effective Young:
[From a photograph.]
whiskers on his chin," will for the first
time be shown to a San Francisco audience
at Morosco's Grand Opera-house. Amos
Howe is the name of the granger, and
Frank \V. Bacon, a young San Josean, will
interpret his part and eventually straighten
out all the complications and troubles in
the play of "The Estate of Hannibal
The piece is a four-act comedy-drama by
Judson C. Brusie, a member of the present
Assembly from Sacramento, and is the
second dramatic effort of the young states
man. Some two years ago, during idle
hours, he wrote a play which he called
"The Assemblyman" and in it tried to
teach a political lesson. The hero was a
political ooss, who, strange to say, had no
vices and was endowed with virtues galore.
He produced the piece in his native city,
himself appearing in the role of the re
former. It ran for a week and. Brusie' s
aspirations as a playwright were somewhat
chilled, but one bit in it made him decide
to keep on persevering as a dramatist.
One email character in it, Silas Mul
ford, is taken from actual life, and though
one that the dramatist had not considered
of much importance it made the hit of the
piece. Mulford was patterned upon an
old farmer whom he had known intimately
when a boy. So Brusie sat down and wrote
a play with the farmer as a central figure,
and on its production by a local stock
company last January the play-goers of
the capital city gave it a pronounced stamp
Bacon, who was for some years a news
paperman in Sun Jose, Mountain View,
Mayfield and Napa, seemed to have been
molded for the part, and in the language
of an enthusiastic critic, "scored the suc
cess of his career. He has given an indi
viduality and strong new flavor to the part
of the humane, impulsive, loving old
farmer that is artistic work in the highest
sense. He has to deal with a part easily
made ridiculous, but he carefully avoids
going too far."
Some of the old man's experiences with
the Salvation Army are novel and touch
ing. For instance, when be meets "Lieu
tenant Good," who will, by the way, be
played by the ex-Rev. Mr. Harris, and sees
him trying to take a drunken man home,'
he has along and interesting talk with
the lieutenant, and linally aids him to
take the inebriated one to a place of rest.
Ocean Steamer Passengers.
The Oceanic steamship Arawa, which ar
rived from Sydney yesterday, brought the fol
lowing passengers: Sydney— Robert Chamber
lain, J. L. Jausonius, James Harpes. Mrs. C. W.
Graham, Mrs. Kimberley, G. Van Notton, Cap
tain aud Mrs. Yogren, Henry Farley, Mrs.
Riley, Dr. J. Barr, D. Kingsley, J. E. Waller,
Thomas Thompson, Dr. A. W. Monverie, Mrs.
W. Cabecena, Mrs. F. W. Elliott, E. Gaillet,
Douglas Ford. Fathers Kiely. O'Brien, Macy,
O'Shea and Coleman. Auckland— A. P. Dry
den, R. Leehner, W. G. Innes, Mrs. Alice J.
Bottes, Mrs. Fiances Hamilton, Archibald
Fraser, A. H. Van Brunt, Thomas R. Jones,
Charles Palliser, H. Miirquiret.R. Sturdy, E. H.
KertJand and wife, Howard R. Simpson and
wife, W. C. Sisley, Mrs. M. Pullan and child.
Samoa— John Black lock. Honolulu — P. G.
Camarinos, C. W. Ashlord, Miss 11. J. Dickson,
D. C Portius, Mrs. H. M. Van Holt, Mrs. Van
Holt, Mrs. J. H. Chapin, F. G. Fischer and wife,
C. R. Richardson, L. Perm, W. A. Kenny,
Charles Supe, Mrs. R. J. Lellie, Mrs. Anna Kul
lak, Mr. and Mrs. Summers, Count yon Plaien,
and eighty in the steerage.
The passengers from New York and Panama
by the Colima, which came in yesterday, were:
11. B.McKee, R. W. McKee, Mrs. Bentzen and
two children, Rafael de Moro, S. Hawley, S.
Maquival, Mrs J. L. Carpenter, and thirty-one
persons in the steerage.
Money burns the pocket to buy the Al
mighty-dollar Cigar. •
WRECK OF THE
Suffering of the Crew of an
American Vessel Dur
ing a Gale.
A HEROINE OF THE OCEAN.
Brave Mrs. Sjogren Watched
the Wounded for Three
Days and Nights.
Among the passengers of the steamer
Arawa, which arrived from Sydney yester
day morning were Captain X. P. Sjogren,
his wife and four seamen, comprising the
survivors of the bark Ridgway, now a dis
mantled wreck lying at the mercy of wind
and tide on the rocks of Bellona Reef.
In the terrible experiences which pre
ceded and followed the abandonment of
the vessel Mrs. Sjogren, a pleasant little
woman whose clear eyes denote a courage
ous spirit, proved her&elf a true heroine.
The Sarah E. Ridgway. a bark af 829
tons burden, owned by J. Ridgway &, Sons
of Philadelphia and flying the American
colors, left Newcastle on January 10 bound
for Singapore with a cargo of coal. On
January '2o she struck the path of a terri
ble storm and was forced to heave to for
several hours. That afternoon the gale
raged with great violence and carried away
the goosewing, the lower maintopsail and
the foretopsail, leaving the ill-iated bark
scudding along under bare poles, the sea
breaking over her decks.
The next day the wind blew still fiercer
and the heavy seas tore away the mainsail,
wrecked the pilot-house and drenched the
cabins. Both hatches were swept away
and the water poured into the hold. Cur
tain Sjogren called to Olsen, the ship's
carpenter, to come aft and secure a cover
ing for the main hatch. Olsen attempted
to obey orders, but just as he reached the
mainmast a mighty wave washed him
overboard. The skipper seized a halyard
and threw it toward tlie drowning carpen
ter, but it failed to reach him. A moment
later another comber swept Henry Barley,
a seaman, to his death. An effort to save
him was alike unavailing.
The hurricane increased in violence, and,
owing to the rolling of the bark, orders
were given to cut away trie fore and main
topmasts. The sailors bravely responded.
Soon the topmasts fell, and, dragging the
mizzen topmast down, carried away the
bowsprit. The rigging of the foretopmast
struck a sailor named Olstrup, breaking
his leg and rolling him into the scuppers.
As he lay there bleeding, brave Mrs. Sjo
gren and two of the crew went to his res
cue. It was dangerous even to be about
the decks, but this did not deter the>svoman
from helping the men carry the wounded
man to the cabin. There she did all she
could possibly do to ease his sufferings.
The sea soon claimed another victim.
The mass of rigging impeded the work of
the seamen, and while the crew were en
deavoring to cut some of it away the water
rolled over the port rail and carried a sea
man with it. Like his mates Albert
Schroeder died within reach of the life
saving line, which the elements prevented
him from grasping. The survivors wore
appalled, but continued their work almost
The third day the gale died away for a
few hours, but the sea still ran very high.
In the afternoon a cyclone even worse than
the storm they had gone through sprang
up. While the crew took to the pumps
and worked like beavers, Captain Sjogren
tried to keep the vessel heutied to the
windward, but with little success.
In the cabin Mrs. Sjogren was trying to
soothe the unfortunate Olstrup. The
pitching and rolling of the vessel made it
hard for her to keep her feet, but .-he
steadied herself as best she could and
bravely continued her self-appointed ta>k.
The tifth day the storm moderated and
a jury mast was rigged. By this time the
bark was close on to Belloua Reef, ami as
the water was pouring into the hold,
threatening to sink the vessel at any
moment, it was decided to abandon her.
Two boats were lowered. The injured
Olstrup and another disabled sailor were
placed in the one in charge of the captain.
Mrs. Sjogren at once installed herself as
nurse, and during the three days that they
were adrift on the sea she kept" a eta
vigil over the wounded.
At last the two boats reached Lady
Elliott Island, where a landing was
effected. There the survivors were takea
care of by hospitable people, who gave
them accommodations until they took pas
sage for Sydney, at which port they
boarded the Arawa for this city.
Your feet won't burn and ache
if you use
BUCKINGHAM & HECHT'S
$2.50 Oxfords .
SOFT, PLIABLE, DURABLE, NEAT,
738-740 Market St.
NEW TO-DAY— AMUSEMENTS.
AL. HAYMAN & CO. (Incorporated), Proprietors
Second and Last Week!— Last Matinea Saturday!
Supported by Her Own Excellent Company, pre-
senting Henry Arthur Jones' Powerful Play,
By Arrangement with E. S. WILLABD.
fv" "EXTRA —
A iSi SEATS NOW
l|j IJI/j£ ON SALE
Jfl^ '^ts^ift For the engage-
• ' ■tf'X Sr]|rm*L ment beginning
m&T\. MONDAY EVN6.,
It J iMiffi^L MARCH 18,
ijfww'^' Of tho queen ° f au
C ° mI ° Operas>
II V f& MASTER
As presented by the Superlatively Splendid Organ,
ization of 60 Artists under the direction of P. C
\Vhltney. Chorus of 40; Orchestra of 30.
S. F. A. Co ...Leonard Grover, Manager
Matinees Saturday and Sunday.
The Two Greatest Shows on Earth Com-
bined in One.
$3500' Expenses This Star Week.
ENTIRE DOUBLE COMPANY.
Two Clowns. The Star Dog Circus.
The Monkey Circus.
A Great Army of Specialties.
The Glorious Pageant,
"The Shower of Gold."
Positively No Free List This Week.
Prices Just the Same— loc., 15c., 25c. t
35c. and 50c.
The Handsomest Family Theater In America.
WALTER MOUOSCO Sole Lessee and Manager
THLS EVENING AT 8.
Second Week and Regular Matinees. ■
Of Simß and Pettit'a Great Melodrama,
Great Success of MAUD EDNA BALL.
Evening Prtcfs— loc, 25c and 50c.
Matinees Saturday ana Sunday.
Seata on Sale from 9 a. m. to 10 p. m.
MUSICAL SOCIETY'S CONCERTS
AT THE AUDITORIUM.
Herr FRITZ SCHEEL, Kapellmeister.'
A Programme of Exceptional llrilliancy
Including Compositions by
STRATUS. MOZART, SAINT BASKS,
MENDELSSOHN, BUl'fH, BIZET,
LACUNEIt. SCHUBERT. MOSZKOWSKY.
Soloist MISS MARIE a WILSON (Piano).
Saturday Evening— Popular Concert. I
SUNDAY, MABCH 17.
IRISH NATIONAL NIGHT.
PRICES: Admission to Popular Concerts, 25ci I !
Admission to Symptom? Concerts, 50c ; reserved I I
seats 2Sc extra.
Seats on sale at Sherman, Clay & Co.'s daily, I
9 A. m. to 5 P. it. !
Mrs. I-HNK.sTiN). Kit kj.inu Proprietor «v Manager
Grand Production <>r,i> Masterpiece,
Monday, March 18— ••XA.NON."
: In Preparation. ■ :Loo)c PHINCFSS I
: BLUE BEAItD JR. : : Out for NICOTINK:
Popular Prices— 2sc and sOc.
AMERICAN CONCERT BAND II
ALFRED RONCOVIEM, Director.
Atuoricnn ZNTiglit !
SPECIAL MUSIC :
ADDED FEATURES: •
Turkish Theater! Royal Marionettes!
Mystic Illusions ! Foster's Tamale Grotto !
General Admission With Reserved Seat 25«
Ax. Hayman A Co. (Incorporated) Proprietors
THIS ]~ TO-MORROW,
EVENING. I LAST MATINEE.
lIOYT'S BEST iiKliuv.
"A TEIPEKIWE Mil."
A .lrJliLliAiilii lUHii.
L. R. STOCK WELL as Mink Jones. /
Specially selected cast from Hoyt's Theater, New
v York. ,
NEXT 31 ON DAY
EMILY BACKER in "OUR FLAT."
SUCCESS ! SUCCESS!
raw YORK COMPANY
niS^ ROSE STILLnAN as IZA.
THE SISTEItS O'BIUEN
Late of the Alhambra Theater, London.
Prices— 7 sc. 50c and 25c.
Next Week— The Society Drama,
"THE IKOTH OF SOCIETY!"—.
O'Farrell Street, Between Stockton and Powell.
GREAT AND PRONOUNCED HIT OB 1
OUR NEW COMPANY !
LA REGOLANCITA AND SISTERS,
In Their Famous Fairy Ballet, for Two Seasons
the Craze of New York City;
3— THK BROTHERS FORREST— 3
Eccentric Musical Comedians, Direct from Europe; '
MAGEE AND CRIM3IINS, -
In the Greatest of All Barlesqutt Boxing Acts;
Lvliia Ykamans-Titi:s, Ijki.ai ii & Df.krimomt,
and Aliki-k Purvis Onbi, comprising the
GRANDEST SHOW IN THE CITY !
Reserved Seats. 25c; Balcony, 10c; Opera Chain
and Box Seats, BOc.
W I nW AM Corner Stockton
" lUVV /\ivi^ and deary Sts.
GREAT SUCCESS OF THE
First Production of the Fascinating Musical
By ALICE YOKK and a Magnificent Company.
43" Reserved Seats, 25c; opera Chairs, 35c:
General Admission, 10c.
RUNNING " J^Ul,^ RUNNING
RACES ! RACES!
CALIFORNIA JOCKEY CLUB RACES,
BAY DISTRICT TRACK,
COMMENCING SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 1894.
Races Monday, Tuesday. Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday—
or >lime. .
Five or more races each day. Races start at 1
r. m. sharp. McAllister and Ueary street cars div
tie sate. ' l * m