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FRIDAY , -MARCH 22, 1896
JUST ABOUT THE WKATHEE.
The young fellow who pnt faith
in the Government's forecast ofti
eial got Us Bilk hat dampened by
yesterday trains. The scheduled
sunshine did not arrive There
are better hopes for to-day. The
signal service prediction is a? fol
lows: l'artly clearing weather in
the morning; nearly stationary
temperature, except slightly
warmer during the day; bri^k to
high southerly winds. s • ' Oll * K l 0
LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF.
xnSSctchoof UCtS f ° r the am Ume in his new
t,T^ ««f,! cg teS ? the Manufacturers' Conven
tion enjoyed a trip on the bay.
An ambulance cor is to be organized and
equipped as a part of the naval militia.
M. .T. Uurley, the jury-briber, has been de
clared sane by the Insanity Commission.
Staff officers of the naval reserve will h-re
atter be required to attend all drills and target
Labor and capital met and agreed at the
meeting of the manufacturers in the Chamber
The city agents of the Prussian National In
surance Company will resign from the local
n Gate Band of Hope children contested
ror a Demoresl medal at the First Baptist
t-nurch last night.
ih<- police want an owner for three ladies'
gold hunting-ease watches, one with a large
monogram on tiie case.
Members of the First Regiment, N. G. C
were paid for their Sacramento strike cam
paign duty last evening.
Florence Bucklin Ryers Maeondray is suing
to have declared legal her marriage contract
with Frederick Maeondray.
The annual inspection and muster of the
naval reserve will be held at Corapanv D's
armory next Tuesday evening.
Stephen H. Henderson, who has been wanted
since January last tor forgery, surrendered him
self at the city Prison yesterday.
Mrs. Virginia Gnagnq gave birth to a baby
pirl weighing two and a half pounds at the
City and County Hospital yesterday.
The Half-million Club is making extensive
preparations for the first public meetine of this
formed organization on the 'J7th' inst.
W. E. Donlan, an insane patient in the Re
ceiving Hospital, araa di.-charwd yc-sterdavby
mistake and ;!.•> i'Olice are searching for him.
irmatlonof the sale of Ryer propertvat
and Market streets for 9906,000 to Clans
hpreckels was postponed by Judge Slacs till
The society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
t hildrcn had three cases in Judge l^>w's court
yesterday against <iustav Walters of the Or
. Km, a teamster, hauling dirt
on the water ir<>nt, was arrested yesterday for
■<■ iiTiE his can and spilling its content*
in the >:r» et.
The Hibernia Kank ha« been awarded juds
.leai-i-t Joseph Herzog and his wile for
$8000 principal and accrued interest due on a
Hairy Thorn, who shot and killed Frank
Northey, w<i.- arrested Last night on complaint
01 his wife for being drunk, but he declared it
was a pui-up job.
Sandemon has foreclosed the mortgage
■me Eank on the Pacific Hank
rty and has commissioned R. P. Ham
mond to sell the lot.
The police 'were asked yesterday to trace
Mary Foley, an insane ■woman 60 years of age
who disappeared from her W& c. 2*229 Market
street on Monday last.
i'h» Half-million Club and the Merchants'
atlon will act upon the proposition that
sfrom Santa Rosa for an excursion from
Los Angeles in May next.
Jerry Sullivan and Joseph Ryan, two laborers,
rterday morning by the explo
■ a portion of a blast that had failed to
ignite the evening before.
Joaauin Miller, the Poet of the Bierras, is sur
rounded by Government spies In ilonolulu,
and the postal authorities are reported to have
tampered with his correspondence.
colored man, had a look at
• :Jank" Mtywa in the rity Prison yesterday
ai.d expressed his belief that he was the tall
man *ho murdfered i nrnelius Stagg.
Four young men were charged at the City
last night with breaking into a Btore
.■■•. 'Ji>"-- ; ., Mason street and stealing
thirty large cans of Italian liquor-fruit.
A permanent organization has been formed
by the manufacturer)! to be known as the Man
ufacturers' and Producers' Association. A con
stitution and set of by-laws were adopted.
The suit of Max Washerman against Louis
v, r $140,000 in dividends in
Alaska Commercial Company stock came to
trial before Judge Trout* yesterday morning.
G. Bacigalnpi in presenting the claim of
L'lteliaon behalf of Mr. Palmieri to the Legis
lature for an account due that paper repre
sented no other j.aper as has been erroneously
Die Cummings and Katie Dolan, two
S girls v. ho had run away from their
- and were haunting the racetrack, were
ed by officers of the Society for the Sup
m of Vice.
.). w. Bansbroogh contractor, swore out war
nlan's court yesterday for the
• ; W. H. and Thomas J. Lowe, subcon
tractors, on the charge of obtaining $f>o by
Young David Llewellyn, who was severely
1 by an explosion in the hold of the
r Bawnmore two weeks ago, is recover
ing rapidly and will leave for his home in Los
Angeles next Tuesday.
The strikers of the Coast Seamen's Union
were dispersed by the police at Mission find
Main streets wharves yesterday morning and
the bcab crews they were assaulting permitted
to board their vessels.
The Supreme Court has ratified the convie
: William Fredericks of the murder of
William Herrick, cashier of the branch bunk of
the Savings Union. Unless, the Governor inter
feres Fredericks will hang.
<;«•«, rue s. Montgomery has paid the .Sterrett
brothers $".25,000 cash and agrees to pay a like
Earn from the proceeds of the mine In settle
ment of the suit over the ownership of a gold
property in Plucer County.
The big surprise of the day at the track yes-
W!L> the win of Trix, with 25 to 1 against
him. Three of the six favorites won. The
■winning hordes were: Comrade, Ferris Hart
man, Ross, Trix, Currency and Claire.
A horse attached to a milk wagon belonging
to the Baden Farm Dairy wm instantly killed
by coining into contact with a live electric wire
which was blown from the houses at the inter
section of Market andGough streets on Wednes
day night last.
Mayor Sutrohas asked the Board of Super
ior a year's extension ot time for the
construction of his electric railroad, on the
pround that so many obstructions have been
placed in his way that he is unable to finish it
within the specified time.
' In their answers to the suit of J. B. Qnintero
de More, Martha dv Val and Eleanor H. More
once more declare that he is not the son of
Alexander P. More, deceased. More claims to
be an illegitimate son and entitled to $87,000
of the 'old man's estate.
The discussion of the new charter by the con
vention of delegates from the labor unions
which was to have been continued at the hall
on Mission street last night, was postponed
until next Wednesday, the rain interfering
with the attendance last night
The San Jose Mercury is on sale at the fol
lowing-named places in San Francisco: Palace
Hotel newsstand : Occidental Hotel newsstand,
Baldwin Hotel newsstand; J. K. Cooper, 742
Market street; J. S. Albro, 1000^ Market itreet;
i Bros., 225 Kearny street. •
Inquests were held last night on the bodies of
11. Brown and his wife Maria. Brown was the
keeper of a sailor boarding-house at Oil I,om
imrd street, who on the 12th inst. shot and
killed his wife and then blew out his own
l-rains. The verdicts were in accordance with
J. Howard Smith has filed his brief amicus
curise in the Htiii on the validity of the Mar-
Icet-straet bonds. He maintains that no in
cumbraaoe c»n be placed on the shares of the
branch roads without the consent of the
owners, and for that reason Die issue of bonds
was Illegal. He is one of many objecting share
Lillian Estelre Stewart and Mattie Gertrude
Stewart have brought suit against William H.
White, «s executor ot tin- will of Jane White,
to recover posses-ion of $20,702 22, which is
now on deposit in the Mutual .Savings Bank.
l'laintiffs claim the money was sriven to them
before Mrs. Whiten death, and defendant avers
it is part of her estate.
Leonard Grover, lessee of BtoekweU'a Thea
ter, went before Justice Cook westerday in re
sponse to a summons and explained that he
had no interest in a certain suit against' Mr.
Rial. -Subsequently a warrant was issued by
Justice Groezinger for his arrest for : contempt
of court, and now Grover ts after the man who
made the complaint before Groezinger for false
swearing. Grover was not arrested.
NOW THEY ARE
Manufacturers Adopt a
Constitution and Set
Labor Unions Join With the
Capitalists for Mutual
A PERFECT ORGANIZATION.
Co-operation Receives an Im
petus Which Is Bound
to Be Lasting.
An opportunity was given yesterday to
the members of the Manufacturers' Con
vention to tear themselves away from the
routine work of the convention and have a
few hours of enjoyment.
Henry T. Scott, in behalf of the Union
Iron Works, had extended an invitation to
the delegates to make a trip around the
bay in the Spreckels -tug Fearless. The
STRONG FACES SEEN AT THE MANUFACTURERS' CONVENTION
[•Sketched by a "Call" artist.]
weather was the only thing that marred «
the pleasure of the trip. Otherwise every- !
thing passed off in a pleasant manner, and
the delegates, about one hundred in num
ber, enjoyed themselves hugely.
In the crip the tug visited the Pacific
Rolling Mills, the Union Iron Wc#cs and i
other points of interest. At the iron works
th>. Oregon was inspected, under the super- j
vision of George W. Dickie. A stop was
also made at the Arctic Oil Works, where
Captain Knowles played the part of chap
From the southern part of tne bay the
tug steamed to the Fulton Iron Works, at
Harbor View, and the engineering and
ship-building plant there was thoroughly
inspected. It was not a pleasant day, and
on account of the roughness of the bay the
trip was not as pleasurable as it might
At 2 o'clock the convention was called to
order by President Hallidie. Before it was
over it proved to be one of the liveliest
sessions thus far held. That there is a j
wide divergence of opinion between the i
manufacturers and the labor delegates who i
were in the convention was demonstrated.
The proceedings were opened by the in
troduction of a resolution providing that
the next Fourth of July be celebrated as
the day of emancipation for this State in
an industrial sense", and that the Mer
chants 1 Association take charge of the cele
bration, with the assistance of similar
The resolution was referred to the com
mittee on resolutions.
At this point Colonel John P. Irish
claimed the privilege of the floor. It tras
granted, and he said that at the meeting j
on Wednesday Mr. Zalm had made an
attack on the manufacture of brooms by
the inmates of the Home for the Adult
Blind. He did not think that Mr. Zahn's
remarks were fair under the circumstances.
The inmates of the home have to support
themselves in some way, and the brooms
which they make are as good as any made j
elsewhere. Many things should be. taken j
into consideration. If the makers of the
asylum brooms had all their faculties they
would undoubtedly be able to produce |
better articles than brooms. The institu- j
tion is a worthy charity, and it should be
made self-supporting. Such statements as j
Mr. Zahn made, the colonel remarked,
Mr. Zahn responded by saving that he I
did not mean to cast any reflections upon !
the work produced by the men of the I
asylum, but he spoke in behalf of the in- j
dustry of broom-making in general.
The chairman at this juncture said that
the business before the meeting was the
consideration of the constitution and by
"Before going on with that we have a
delegate whom I want to introduce," said
James W. Kerr. "He is Samuel McKee of
the Molders' Union."
Mr. McKee was duly admitted.
The constitution and by-laws, as pub
lished in yesterday's Call, were then
taken up for consideration.
A hitch occurred over the opening sec
tion, which provided that the association
should be known as the Manufacturers' i
and Producers' Association of California. !
Delegate Maguire inquired as to what I
was meant by the word "producer."
"I guess it is one who produces," said a
Delegate Dundon said that the man with
the inquiring turn of mind should not be <
"Why not get a dictionary?" said Chair- j
Arpad Haraszthy remarked that any
one who takes an interest in the natural i
productions of our State ought to be will- !
ing to listen to all that might be said on
the subject of production.
Delegate George Cumming made his j
presence felt in the convention for the first I
time by saying that a clear definition of the i
word should be had.
Delegate Maguire, as a representative of i
an Oakland labor union, said that all j
workingmen are producers. The time had i
arrived for the manufacturer and producer i
— the workingman— to join hands.
Andrew Furuseth, representing the Labor
Council, said that the word producer as
used in the proposed constitution was
wide enough to include any one. The
THE SAN FRAXCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1895.
labor element wanted to know just what I
was meant. He made a motion that the i
word "producers" be stricken out and in
its place be substituted, "representatives
of organized labor."
Oscar Lewis said that he was surprised
that such a discussion could arise. He
understood that the object of the conven
tion was to unite the producers of the
State. There should be no quibbling. The
labor organizations had been invited to |
send representatives to the convention, j
and they were welcome. He hoped they i
would continue to remain. It was not a !
question of union or non-union men.
They were all producers. [Applause.]
Delegate Dundon spoke in the same !
vein. He believed in following the inter- I
ests of the working people. If they are j
not prosperous the community could" not I
hope to be.
After some further discussion the
amendment proposed by Mr. Furuseth !
was lost and the original section was car
There was another long discussion over
section 3, which read as follows :
Section S. It shall be composed of firms, cor
porations or individuals engaged in producing
or manufacturing in the State of California.
This clause brought Mr. Furusoth to his
feet again. He said he did not want to be
technical, but in his opinion the clause
could mean anything. It would crush out
Mr. Furuseth's remarks were ruled^out
of order by the chairman, who took occa
sion to remark that they were inconsistent
with order and common sense.
Delegate McKee undertook to smooth I
matters. He said that the convention had |
acted in good faith in inviting labor to be i
present, and he hoped that it would be j
benefited. There was no reason for being j
too technical. Employers and employes i
were in the same ditch and they should j
help each other out. The manufacturers i
should extend the hand of good fellowship j
The section as originally prepared was
Another section which provoked discus-
sion was in regard to remitting the ?5 fees j
of the labor delegates.
James H. Barry was opposed to putting
labor on such a basis, lie said that labor i
was willing and able to pay for all it took
an interest in.
Delegate Bacon of the Pressmen's Union
said that the workingmen were not present
to shirjc anything. They were willing to i
pay their dues or anything else.
"That's right," said Mr. Barry. "I am
opposed to special privileges as regards
labor or anything else."
Delegate IfcGlynn here said:
"As 1 have read the constitution and by
laws the labor element is not expected to
join in this movement."
"Do you mean as individuals?" inquired
"No, I do not," retorted Mr. McGlynn,
"I mean as a class."
"I think Mr. McGlynn is a producer,"
said Delegate Cumming. "If he is not he
has no business here."
This remark created some laughter, and '
for the time being acrimonious feeling was I
lost sight of and the reading of the consti
A question arose in regard to section 10
of the by-laws which read as follows:
The membership dues shall be as follows:
t— entrance fees, payable on admission, and
— per annum, payable In quarterly install
ments of %—, to be paid in advance on" the first
day of November, February, May and August
of each year.
The first clause regarding entrance fees
was stricken out, and the question then
came to the matter of dues. One motion
was to make the dues $10 per year, another
was to fix them at $12 a year, and Delegate
McGlynn moved that they be fixed at $20 a
year, adding that the labor unions could
afford to pay their share.
A molion by Delegate Gumming that $6
a year be the figure finally prevailed.
The remainder of the by-laws went
through without opposition until the JasL
section, No. 19, was reached, and then
there was a lively time for awhile. The
section read ac follows:
These by-laws may be amended by a two
thirds vote of the members present at a meet
ing of the association, called lor that purpose,
notice, and copy of the proposed amendments |
having been mailed to each member and j
posted m a conspicuous position in the rooms '
of the association at least one month previous
to such meeting, and it shall be the duty of the
secretary to carry out the provisions of this
Delegate McGlynn said that he was op
posed to the two-third's proposition. Ho
believed in making it come under the head
of a majority vote.
A long discussion followed, but the origi
nal section wus finally curried.
Delegate Dundon offered an additional
section to the by-laws, which read as fol
Provided that the board of directors shall
have authority to create such committees as in
their judgment may be advantageous to the
association, and to call to their aid any other
members than the members of the board or the
executive committee to constitute such com
On motion of Mr. Barurh the constitution
and by-laws were then adopted as a whole.
The following resolution, which was in
troduced by Mr. Furuseth, created quite a
sensation and led to a long discussion:
Whereab, From the experience of other com
munities it has become manifest that all pros
f>erity depends on the purchasing power of the
abor element ; and whereas, the first condition
of such purchasing power is a wage sufficient
to keep and educate a family; and whereas,
such can only obtain wherr; the workers are or
ffHinzed and the employer and employes can
tlniH meet und by conciliation adjust difficul
ties, thus keeping the whole community one
industrial unit for the mutual advancement of
all ; therefore,
Resolved, That we declare ourselves in favor
of the organization of labor, agreeing with
Thorald Rodgers and Richard T.Ely that, prop
erly conducted, they are given opportunity for
stability not otherwise to be obtained ;
Further Resolved, That we urge upon em
ployes alike the necessity for mutual consider
ation and free and open acknowledgement of
its other interests, remembering always that
the interests of all the people are above all;
Beaolved fttrther, That this convention urge
the Immediate settlement by conciliation of
existing labor difficulties, in order that we may
unitedly urge the use of home manufactures,
Resolved, That we expect from labor organiza
tions that they will use their best endeavors to
assist in the crusade against such Eastern
poods as we are now manufacturing in this
Suite and on this coast.
In support of his resolution Mr. Furu
seth said :
From the expressions which I hear, the ten
dency se*>ms to be that organized labor, as
such, shall not be reeoenized by this organiza
tion. Then as a representative of labor on this
floor, permit me to say that I look upon— and I
must then look upon— this new forming organ
ization, which will not work in harmony with
the future but in harmony with the past," as an
tagonistic. Labor in this .State and in this city
is more than vvilli Tier, more than eager, more
than urgent, gentlemen, to bury all differences
and to go onward from to-day, with all earn
estness and sincerity, but in order that we
may do so, with a full heart, it is necessary
that we should understand each other from the
beginning; that there should be no lurking
No matter what action the convention may
take the organization of labor is the cause of
the future, and in England rind Germany and
the United States it has been proved and will
be proved in the future that the organization
of labor is the salvation of the future. There
fore let California join itself in the future. If
labor organizations are wrong sometimes other
organizations are sometimes wrong.
What I have said.now, gentlemen, is all I want
to say on the question, and I don't think any
body can say this is technical. Whether it be
in order or not— as it seems to me —here is
the parting of the ways.
A delegate arose and called a point of
order on Mr. Furuseth, and the chairman
sustained it. Mr. Furuseth said he did not
care whether he was out of order or in
order if the convention kept on the way it
was going there would be a divergence of
paths for the manufacturer and the laborer.
Oscar Lewis of the Architectural Iron
Works responded to Mr. Furuseth by say
I want to know the purport of this resolution.
It is all right to pass a resolution in favor of
labor and for labor to be here, represented, but
so !ar as (■oining up to the bull ring and putting
ray hoail in the noose so that I cannot move
hand or foot, I will not do it. I hold that these
gentlemen have a perfect right to organize, so
has the manufacturer, but they must not come
to me and tell me that we must throw down
the thing and entirely agree to abide by their
decision and their creeds. If the working man
were the ones that we had to contend with, it
would be all right, we would get along all right
with them, but those who have employed la
bor and organized labor in the past, know that
that is not the thing. It is those who
work with their jaw and not with their
hands that we have to deal with. I have read
in old Bible times that there was great work
done with the jawbone of an ass, and I tell you,
with all respect to these gentlemen, that those
are the kind of people that work with their
jaw that we have to deal with. Many of them
come forward, and. with their insinuations, the
weaker workingman is led into doing things
that he never would do of his own volition, if
he were left alone to treat with us.
If we treated with the individual workman
then we never would have had any trouble.
The leader of the organization was the one that
got in and stirred up the strife.
So far as'l am concerned, I will quit business
and carry the hod before I will ever put my
neck into such a noose as that.
James H. Barry followed. He said:
I don't appear here to-day as a member of
organized labor, for lam not. I have not been
for the last fifteen years a member of any
trades union. I have been an employer during
I that time, and I think I have employed as
large a number of men, and do now, as almost
( any one in this convention.
I have the interests of this State at heart and
desire to see the manufacturers and the mem
bers of organized labor come together on a
j common plane for the general good.
I I have listened to the remarks of my friend,
Mr. Lewis, about the jawbone of an ass and so
. forth, and I must say that we have had an
I illustration of the jawbone of an ass to-day.
1 don't mean to say that labor organizations
• are always right, for I know that they have
! often been wrong, and I think I have been
! among the first to stand up and condemn
them, and point out that the interest of the
employer— of the capitalists— were identical
with their own.
Wo know that right In this State the largest
employer— the largest capitalist— has just as
hard a time to get along as the wage-worker
; we know that he is but a wage-worker himself.
NOW capital has its boards of trade, its eham
i bers of commerce for self protection, monopoly
has its pools and other things for illegitimate
organization to pamper luxury. I believe in
fhe boards of trade and the chambers oi com
merce and in the Manufacturers' Association
anil in the trades unions when all are con
ducted on the right lines; they a*>e for a proper
purpose: either one or all can do wrong. Our
duty is to try to coino together, to understand
one another. Why siiould capital fight labor?
and why should labor fight capital? It was my
hope that this organization would bring both
together on a better plane; that they would so
understand each other that they would com
bine and go on a strike, not against one an
other, but against monopoly, corruption and
all wrongs, not in any violent way, but at. the
j ballot-box, and prove what has not been true
; but which can be made true; that the ballot
| is a weapon that comes down as' still as snow
j flakes fall upon the sod, but executes tht> free
man's will as lightning does the will of God
This association, Mr. President, which I hope
will be permanent, can do much to bring about
a better feeling. Let us be organized for equal
rights for all, a special privilege to none
neither in the shape of special contracts nor
anything of that kind. Let us say that the in
terests of labor and capital are identical and
that we will stand shoulder to shoulder to rieht
monopoly and political corruption, and this
State will be redeemed.
A motion was then made to refer the
resolution to the committee on resolutions
and a heated debate followed. Several
delegates wanted to discuss the subject in
Henry T. Scott said that it was parlia
mentary usage to refer all resolutions to
! the proper committee.
Delegate Torrill waxed indignant over
j the actions of certain members of the con
vention. He said he was .sorry to see it
starting out in a way that would stifle the
industries of the State instead of encour
aging them. Before he had concluded
what he wanted to say Mr. Terrill was
ruled out of order by the chairman.
"It is very evident," said Mr. Terrill.
"that the house does not want to hear any
thing in regard to this. A great many bf
you don't want certain things reported
I do "
''Confine yourself to the question," ruled
"I am, and I want this thing properly
discussed. I am talking to the point, and
I hope that nothing will be done to hinder
an open discussion of the subject."
A motion then prevailed that the resolu
tion be considered at this morning's ses
T. H. Ward, as a workingman, speaking
of "California's Opportunities, or Shall the
Western Empire hold its right of way?"
Arc our California manufacturers being
helped to take advantage of the passing oppo£
tunities? Jf you answer In the negative tlien
I ask why not? One of the many reasons i 8
that we have divided ourselves in to two classes
one calling themselves labor nnd the other
capital. And then we have arrayed ourselves
against each other, forgetful of the truth that
"a house divided against itself cannot stand "
Thatthe.se forces have united here in the past
and may do so again in the production of many
additional pleasant hoineswith luxurious com
fort* and uppointments in the same only re
quires that we mix a little common sense and
heart with one brain and muscle and wealth
Along this line another grand mechanical de
velt'lopment of our Western Knipire is the
cable-car system, originated by California brain
and enterprise, which has built San Francisco
like Zion »f old, upon the mountain top
Where would the rich western division of this
city be found but for the brains and guiding
hands of the mechanics of this State. Not only
this, but the California wire-cables, superior to
any in the world, have partly made and yet will
wake tb,e whole of the Pacific Coast one grand
deep-water harbor. For now in many places
heretofore inaccessible, by the means of a wire
tramway loading apparatus, any sized vessel
can lay at deep-water moorings and load and
unload freight at almost any point of our coast.
Let me suggest, in closing, as our motto: Not
competition but mutual co-operation for the
best interests of all.
Professor Joseph Neuman, who has de
voted years to the study of silk culture in
the United States, said:
From time Immemorial silk culture has been
attempted in the colonies, as far back as
248 years ago. It was attempted In the
United States from 181G forward to 1844,
known as the Mnlticaulis speculation. We
had a speculative element represented in the
business in California in the years 186P, 1869
and 1870. This matter culminated in the de
struction of the prospect for the development
of this particular branch of industry. People
were induced to make investments, and things
necessary for a beginning in the business were
put up to the highest price possible. The re
sultwas that the people engaged in it could
not get rich as fast as they expected and be
came discouraged. They were told by the
agents of the foreign producer that it was im
possible for America to compete, ana they gave
it up. They said: '-It belongs to Europe, and
it cannot be done in this country. We have
too much wages to pay in proportion to what
Europe pays." But this is not so. It is an es
sential class of work in agriculture, and, while
it is easy work, it require* proper climatic con
We have within the limits of the United
States territory capable of producing ten times
as much silk as Europe and Asia combined.
In this country, for the next 500 years, every
inhabitant of the United States who would be
able to get a small farm of twenty-rive acres
will be able to devote two or three acres to the
cultivation of mulberry trees, whieli would
realize him $150, and with the help of his wife
and children he would make $250 to $400 out
I predict that it would not be fifteen years
from the time a proper beginning is made that
this country will produce enough raw silk to
supply our spindles and looms. But the
organization of the Manufacturers' Association
now here in convention gives me hopes that
our efforts for the last thirty years will result
in the successful establishment of this great
and novel enterprise.
George dimming, who represented the
blacksmiths, said in part:
I can only say in a general way that I suffer
in common with industries of this city and
State, for I am dependent on their patronage :
their prosperity is identical with mine. In
fact the interdependence of all industries in
a general way makes it hardly possible in the
long run for one branch of them to be pros
perous when others are depressed.
■ The civilized producer as a rule consumes
but a very small part of his own peculiar pro
duct. As exchange is an absolute necessity to
the civilized man any impediment to that ex
change, no matter from what source, to that
extent hampers production and causes poverty,
for it must be plain that if exchange was
totally stopped it would end in death to society
or return to savagery.
My friends, home industry is making our
own money. The absurdity of imagining that
we cannot effect our exchange without having
thousands of men digging holes in the earth to
extract a shining metal and then put it into a
hole in Washington and pay usurers vast sums
to keep the hole full is something bordering on
The convention then adjourned until 10
a. m. to-day.
AN ANGRY COMEDIAN.
Leonard Grover Thinks Some One Has
Been Swearing Falsely.
About a year and a half ago an attach
ment was filed upon some effects belong
ing to Mr. Rial and Leonard Grover for
some debts of Mr. Rial's, amounting to
about $35. The effects were at the Califor
nia Theater. Grover was then touring the
West and was bound for Los Angeles. He
paid half the amount under protest, in
order not to be detained, secured a full re
lease, so far as he was concerned, and went
A few days ago notice was served upon
him in a case entitled Sachim vs. Rial,
brought in the Justice's Court, requiring
him (Grover) to appear and explain what
interests, if any, he has in this matter of
Rial's. The genial comedian, feeling very
little like genial comedians are supposed
to feel early and late, called at the Justice's
Courtjat the time fixed and found himself
alone; Nobody party to an interest in
the suit approached and the case was dis
missed. Subsequently another and similar
notice was served upon him to appear be
fore the court at a hearing set for yester
day morning at 10 o'clock.
At 11 o'clock Grover entered Justice
Cook's courtroom and explained to a law
yer whom he found there — everybody else
Lad gone — that he had forgotten the hour
of hearing as accounting for his being late.
The lawyer told him that the matter had
been called and continued until 2 o'clock.
"That being the case," said (irover, now
beeoniing aroused, "I will go and get a
lawyer and be on hand."
And so he was, S. M. Shortridge, being
present, explaining Graver's relation to the
matter, and the case, so far as he was con
cerned, was dismissed.
Last night, much to his surprise, a Dep
uty Sheriff called upon him at his (Stock
well's) theater with a warrant for his ar
rest, issued by another Justice — Justice
Groezinger — for contempt of court for
having failed to comply with the court's
Grover explained the circumstances to
the deputy, who went away satislied that a
mistake had been made. But Grover
does not think it is a mistake, but says
that, inasmuch as he appeared before and
was dismissed by Justice Cook, some one
must have been swearing falsely and ma
liciously before Justice Groezinger, and he
is thoroughly angry and declares a fixed
intention to find out who it is and see that
the guilty one is punished.
MILITIAMEN PAID FOR DUTY.
Many Proteußd Against Deducting
Th&r Back .Dues.
Payment of money for their campaign
dut} r during the railroad strike was made
last night to members of the First In
fantry Regiment, N. G. C, at the armory,
Tenth and Market streets.
Colonel F. S. Chadbourne, paymaster
general, presided, Lieutenant-Colonel H.
P. Bush of the First Regiment acted as as
sistant paymaster-general and Colonel
Burgin sat with them. They paid the
men according to companies, using the
officers' quarters for an office and admit
ting one company at a time. As each
man was called he received a check orf the
State bank, but whenever the guardsman
was in arrears to his company he had to
sign a receipt for the full amount paid
him by the State, but was given only a bal
ance feft after deducting his indebtedness.
Private S. B. Nolan, who had been court
martialed and fined $25, found a bill of
$'28, which included the fine and dues,
against his pay of $4fJ. At this he grew
indignant and lost his temper.
"If you do call yourselves the great
ornamental military organization of Cali
fornia," he said angrily, ''you can't keep
my money back.' '
He threatened to fight for his money, at
which Colonel Bush jumped up with an
order full of temper.
• "Guard, put that man out," he com
manded, and Private Nolan was hustled
through a side door.
Private Milen of Company H refused to
accept payment, minus a bill for armory
dues, etc.* against him. There were many
protests, but the other men accepted the
inevitable with good grace, and many of
them paid their tailors' bills to two tailors
who hud BUpplied them with clothes on
the strength of money due from the State.
Oustav Walters the Defendant in Three
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Children had three cases in Judge Low's
court yesterday afternoon against Gustav
Walters of the Orpheum.
The tir.st was that of permitting the La
Rogaloncita sisters to perform in his
theater. The sisters are now in Los
Angeles. It was proved by R. C. Gardiner,
ex-staee manager at the Orpheum, that
Mr. Walters employed the talent and the
Judge found him guilty of the charge, re
serving sentence till to-morrow.
The next case was thivt of the Mauley
sisters, but Mr. Walters proved that he had
nothing to do with engaging the talent for
the Wigwam, and the case was dismissed.
In the case of the Forest boy performer
Mr. Walters pleaded not guilty and de
manded a jury. The trial was tiled for
SPOKE ON PROHIBITION.
Band of Hope Children Contest for a
A contest for a silver medal presented by
Mr. Demorest of New York was held last
evening by Golden Gate Band of Hope at
First Baptist Church on Eddy street. In
spite of the stormy ni£ht, the attendance
of children and their friends was large
enough to comfortably fill the Sunday
school rooms, nor was interest in the con
test less enthusiastic because some mem
bers of the band were not present.
Fred Palmquist, Sadie Harden, Grace
Field, Arthur Peterson, Flossie Collins and
George Buckley gave recitations on pro
hibition in competing for the medal.
Judgment on their respective merits lay
with Professor Silas White, H. L. Geer
and G. Dyer Hurdon, who agreed that
Flossie Collins was entitled to 92 per cent
in the standard of excellence, and that
being the highest they gave her the medal.
A HAEBOK COMMISSION JOKE.
John Petersen Drives His Mules Into the
Teamster John A. Petersen, the owner
of two mules and two carts driven tandem,
yesterday innocently drove his team di
rectly into the arms of Captain Dunlevy
of the harbor poiice.
Petersen is employed by Contractor Mc-
Mullen and hauls the sand dug from the
place where the foundations of the new
ferry building will one day rest. His usual
route is along East street out to Lombard,
where he dumps the; loud in a vacant lot.
The industrious shovelers are in the habit
of tilling the tandem carts so fullof the
muck and mud from the bay that his track
is marked with dirty trails of the lost loads,
much to the annoyance of the Harbor
Yesterday afternoon Chief Wharfinger
Boobar explained privately to the two-cart
man that a new route up Sacramento street
to Drumm, thence north, would be an eas
ier road for the mules, etc. This burst of
confidence had the desired effect upon the
teamster, and he scattered the rich allu
vium of the sewer mouths nicely along till
he came abreast of the Harbor police sta
tion, where the captain captured the whole
outfit. The mules were skillfully steered
up to the door, and stood looking patiently
into the station during the three-quarters
of an hour that their driver was frantically
working the hot telephone wire for bail.
DEDICATING THE MUSEUM.
General Barnes Will Be President of the
Day and Make an Address.
The opening address at the services dedi
cating the Midwinter Fair Museum on
Saturday will be made by General W. H.
L. Barnes, president of the day.
The presentation speech will be made by
Director-General M. H. de Young.
Colonel George A. Knight v.'ill reply by
way of acceptance on behalf of the Park
Joseph Austin, president of the Park
Commission, will also make an address.
The entire programme will not be com
pleted until to-day.
Defends the Y. M. C. A.
In the Call's report of the Congregational
Club meeting held last Monday the Rev. C. A.
Rosinger is quoted as saying that he could give
some personal recollections of how the Chinese
were driven out of Seattle by a mob headed by
the secretary of the Y. M. C. A.
John A. Whalley of 823 Turk street, whose
home is in Seattle, yesterday said: "The Rev.
Mr. Rosinger does the secretary of the Seattle
association an injustice in making a statement
of that kind. lam personally acquainted with
George Carter, who was secretary of the Y. M.
C. A. at the time of the riots, and know posi
tively that he was not connected in any way
with the mob."
Charged With Embezzlement.
Osman Conte, who keeps a saloon and lodg
ing-house at 409 Dupont street, was arrested
last night for misdemeanor embezzlement on a
warrant sworn to by P. H. Grifiin. Conte de
tained Griffin's trunk for a $7 bill for lodging
and when the latter redeemed it he claimed
that a coat had been extracted. Conte says
that his arrest is the result of spite work on the
part of Griffin's chum, Gus Devine, who owes
Conte a board bill and for whose arrest a war
rant has been out for some time.
H. Smith, Frank Reynolds, alias "Tug" Wil
son, Edward Lynch and John Kerwin, four
young men Hying on the North Beach, were
booked at the City Prison last night, by De
tectives Egan and Silver, on charges of bur
glary. On March 9, the detective^ say, the four
broke into a storeroom, at 2008 1 i Mason street,
anil stole thirty large cans of 'Italian liquor
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