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Plans for the Forty-Mile Boule
vard Are Taking
.The Good Roads Association Asks
the Co-operation of Citi
:..." The wheelmen and horsemen of Oakland
as well as the . citizens of the town have
. taken up the idea of a boulevard from Oak
.'•: land to San Jose with a vim, and the mass
... meeting which has been called by the Ala
• meda County Good Roads Association at
. the Reliance Clubrooms on the evening of
' the 23d inst., will, doubtless, be largely at
Circular letters will be sent out to-day to I
' several hundred gentlemen who are known I
. to be interested in the good roads question, j
urgently requesting them to be on hand to
give their views on the matter, and to lend
their aid to a speedy consummation of the
John A. Britton, chairman of the asso
ciation, who is one of the most ardent ad
vocates of the boulevard, has been doing
: : considerable figuring on the probable cost
of the driveway, and the best route by
which it could be built, and is assured in
his own mind that the scheme is entirely
feasible both from a financial and topo
graphical point of view. He said ester
..day :
-My idea of the matter and the one which
; . seems to meet with the most favor is to con
struct a macadamized road forty feet wide by
what we call the lower route.
This road runs out of Oakland to San Lean- !
dro, thence to San Lorenzo, Mount Eden, Al- i
varado, Centerville, Irvington, Mission San
Jose and into San Jose.
It runs all the way through a beautiful coun- ;
;" try and the distance is about forty miles, j
There is another route running through San '
Leandro, Haywarda, Decoto and Niles, but it is '
more or less "hilly and not so favorable for a '
boulevard as the one previously mentioned. Of ' :
course the first thing is to think of is a drive
way, which, in addition to being a source of ;
great pleasure to those who would use it for '•
' recreation.would be of vast benefit to the farm- 1 ■
. eTs and orchardists along its line, and would i '
greatly enhance the value of their property.
Later I should advocate the addition of a | i
strip of road for the use of cyclists exclusively
and another strip for pedestrians.
The road could be bordered on each side
with handsome trees, and considering the
• beautiful country traversed I do not think
there would be a handsomer boulevard in the
It would recall the good ola times when
. scores upon scores of carriages crossed the
ferry every Saturday, Sunday and holiday and
drove out through Oakland into the surround
ing country. We had good roads then and
people appreciated them, but now the roads
•are so poor that even Oakland people will not
use them, let alone pleasure-seekers, who have
to cross the bay to drive.
J. B. Crockett of the San Francisco Gas Com
pany was over to see me a. day or two ago, and
. he skid that such a boulevard would bring the
people over from San Francisco in crowds. He
stated that he had formerly driven a great deal
in Alameda Coon ty, but had been compelled
to go elsewhere by the increasing dilapidation
of the roadways.
As to the probable cost of the boulevard and
the methods by which the money could be
raised I have not consulted much with those
interested, but 1 have no doubt that when the
people who are to be benefited are shown the
advantages to be. gained they will come for
: ward readily and push the scheme along.
Of course the cost will be large, for such a
road would contain 8,448,000 square feet or
•938,606 square yards of surface, but on such a
big job the contract price per yard would be
small. The materials would not have to be
hauled any great distance, for good quarries
: could be opened all along the route.
There are ■ two ways by which the . money
' could be raised. The first "would be to tax the
_>eople owning property on each side of the
"■ road so mnch per front foot. This might raise
some opposition on the ground that the people
•' immediately along the road would be paying
"' for something which would be for the benefit
of the larger portion of the county. '
i -These objections could be overcome by the
second method, which would be to consolidate
" the entire country to be benefited into one im
• mense district, and taxing each- property
•• holder in that district according to the amount
he would be benefited by the building of the
boulevard. There could be lew objections to
such a plan, as each one would pay for his
share and the pro rata would be comparatively
• -Email.
All these matters will doubtless be discussed
before the meeting of the association on the
23d inst., and I have no doubt many other
valuable ideas will be advanced which we may
be able to take advantage of in the future.
Could we manage to build such driveway
it would be but a few years before it would be
lined ,on each side by handsome residences.
People who can afford their own teams would
be glad of the chance to build on the line of
• the boulevard, and such improvements would
Of course greatly enhance the value of the sur
rounding property.
The larger portion of the expense would, of
course, have to.be borne by residents of Ala
meda County, as the line between Alameda
and Santa Clara counties Is much nearer to
San Jose than to Oakland, but I have no doubt
that Santa Clara County people would gladly
contribute their share.
• •' The association is making rapid strides in
'• many ways, particularly in membership, and
• before long we hope to have enrolled a large
number of citizens who will aid us not only in
makini. the boulevard plan a go, but in im
proving the streets of this town. Not a great
many years ago Oakland was famous for her
drives and handsome streets, but that is all
past now, and unless better care is taken of
them, even the few roads that are now in good
repair will follow the rest.
.'Varsity and Columbia Crewn Training
Hard for the Race- ISudd and
Staff to Attend.
•" ".Lovers of aquatic sport are eagerly look
ing forward to the regatta which is set for
. ;he 27th inst. Interest in the event centers
of course on the f oar-oared gig race be
tween representatives of the University of
California and the Columbia Boat Club,*
•hough other events equally deserving of
_otice are promised. -
The Berkeley crew has been training
. viththe utmost faithfulness, and, under
. .he able coaching of E. M. Garnet* of
Harvard, has been. transformed, from a lot
. •>f lubbers into a crack crew, whose action
tis a pleasure to watch. The members of
the crew who will row for the honor of the
'varsity are: Trew stroke and captain,
Whittemeyer No. 3, Cole No. 2 and Hutch
inson bow. The men average 161 pounds
in weight, and are in fine condition. They
pull the same stroke which Cornell used
in the Henley regatta and with which
Harvard beat Yale twenty-two lengths
in 1885.
The Columbia crew began training two
weeks ago. Every evening they row oyer
the two-mile course using the 'Varsity gig,
because their boat is not yet finished and
will not be till within a day or two of the
race. This, of course, is a disadvantage,,
but the Columbia., on account of their
greater experience in rowing, are willing
to concede that much to their opponents.
The members of the crew are: Leon
Smith, stroke; Alec Rosborough, No. 2;
F. P. Howard, No. 3; H. H. Haight, bow,
and George Clement, coxswain. All the
men show up well and are mastering the
details of the celebrated Bob Cook Yale
stroke, on which Trainer Ernest Folger
In boating experience the Columbias
have a slight advantage over the 'Varsity
four, but two of their men have never
rowed in a race before, and in fact most of
the noted oarsmen of that organization
are now out of the city. ■
On Sessions Point a grand stand to seat
2500 people will be erected. The Native
Sons are doing everything in their power
to help along the event, and Governor
Budd and his staff will be the guests of
A Country Club Organized in
the Athens of the
Rockridge. the Old Livermore Resi
dence, to Be the Club's
Home. *
Oakland is to have a "Blingum" of its
I own. Plans for a country club for Ala-
I meda County have been perfected, and by
i the end of this month . the organization
I will be complete.
The home of the new club is to be at
j Rockridge, the late residence of Charles
' E. Livermore. It is situated within easy
I driving distance of the city of Oakland and
!is an ideal spot for club purposes. The
property has been bonded in the sum of
$25,000— a figure which the owner refused a
year ago •
A portion of the purchase price can re
main on mortgage for a_ indefinite time,
and of the balance all but $3000 has already
been subscribed by leading, society and
business of the Athens "of the West.
The organization of the club has been kept
' very quiet, and' even now that its success
is assured the names of its subscribers* are
withheld. This is because the : Oakland
Country Club is to be the most exclusive
institution of its kind, and its subscribers
do not wish to be troubled just yet with
importunities for membership from any of
the ineligibles with whom they may
chance to t>e acquainted.
Kockridge is a beautiful property, situ
ated in the Piedmont foothills. It occu
pies a little valley just northwest of Pied
mont Heights, and is completely sheltered
> from the wind by great grassy slopes that
'are in themselves beautiful. The property
consists of thirty-two acres of the richest
land in Alameda County, through the cen
ter of which a tiny brook ripples. The
land is, thickly wooded, and presents a
studied wildness and luxuriance of vegeta
tion which is indescribable. Palms, elms
and orange trees and evergreens, acacias
and other flowering trees abound.
On the property are two houses— the
old Livermore homestead and the other
a. modern country house in the colonial
style. Large stables and carriage houses,
a "laundry, an engine-house for pumping
water to the tanks on the heights . above
all are in complete order and ready for use.
Upon the grounds are tennis courts and
links for the fashionable game of golf, and
the club members are already talking of
the possibilities of pools. .
The club has behind it some of the
wealthiest men of Oakland, but it is under
stood that while it is to be very exclusive a
large membership of the right sort of
people is considered desirable.
Wherever the compass points there will
be found Dr. Price's Baking Powder.
Tho Chosen Friends Decide That They
Want No Redac
Hardly bad the session of the Grand
Council of the Chosen Friends been called
to order by Grand ; Councilor Selvage, yes
l terday, when a motion was made to recon
sider the vote .by which it had been de
cided Wednesday to ? retain the per capita
tax at $1. • The motion, however,.. was
promptly declared out of order on 'the
ground that the matter ' had been finally
i disposed of Wednesday for the session. ,
An appeal was taxeh, but only five votes
were recorded agaifist sustaining the de
cision of the grand councilor, and thus
ended what had been one of the burning
questions of the session.
Without loss of time the question 0f.,. bi
ennial or annual sessions was placed be
fore the representatives, and after a short
debate it was decided', by a large majority,
to meet annually, and" April 8, 1896, was
fixed as the date' of the next.- convention.
It bad previously been decided to hold it
again in this city. - V^^^^^^^^SBfmX
The laws were then amended so as to
provide for the payment of mileage and
per diem to all representatives. Hereto
fore only one delegate from each council
had been granted this, allowance, all the
others paying their own expenses, though
in some instances five representatives were
accredited to the grand council from a sin
gle council. ' . -.'.-*"' <.-
A resolution was passed instructing the
executive committee to appoint organizers,
who are to be paid their actual , traveling
expenses, $25 a month, $100 for each new
lodge instituted < and $2 for each member
■ A rising vote of thanks was tendered the
i press of San Francisco for the publication
of the proceedings of the session so fully. ; *
Ukiah's Generous Invitation
to the Half- Million
San Francisco to Don Gala Garb
on May Day — Interior ;
Towns Astir.
All day yesterday the excursion commit
tee of the Half-million Club was flooded
with inquiries and the club's office in the
Mills building was the scene of intense
activity.. Secretary Davis was scarcely
able to attend to all the parties desirous of
registering for the excursion to the fiesta.
It is now absolutely certain that a second
train will be necessary.
The principal event of yesterday ' was a
generous and magnificent proposition
made by a delegation of Sonoma County
citizens, headed by Mr. Sbarboro. It was
in effect that the ladies of Ukiah tendered
to the Half-million Club and its excursion
guests an invitation to attend a barbecue
at Ukiah on May 3, and President A. W.
Foster of the San Francisco and North
Pacific Kailroad followed that invitation
up by tendering the free use of a special
train to the Half-million Club and its ex
cursion guests to take them to the bar
becue and to convey them on a visit to the
large vineyards and wineries of the Italian-
Swiss Colony.
The train will take the party from this
city through Marin, Sonoma and Mendo
cino counties, running forty-six miles
along the banks of the Russian River to
Ukian, the terminus of the road, and re
The ladies of Ukiah and Mendocino
County propose to demonstrate what true
California hospitality is.
The entertainment committe, through
its chairman, Alt Bouvier, has accepted
the kind invitation and generous offer and
has tendered to President Foster and his
company, to the ladies of Ukiah and Men
docino County and to the Italian-Swiss
colony the thanks of the club.
The tickets for the excursion are on sale
at the Union Trust building, second floor,
corner of Montgomery and Market streets.
Good Words Come Prom Bakersield, Tulare,
Auburn and Newcastle. .'
' Chairman W. M. Bunker of the promo
tion committee yesterday received from S.
W. Ferguson, manager of the Kern County
Land Company l of Baker-held, the an
nouncement that Charles F. Wilson and
George F. Weeks would represent Bakers
field as delegates, and that S. C. Smith and
C. N. Beal would be the alternates. . •
Mr. Ferguson stated that he -had taken
steps to get an expression from his fellow
citizens of Bakersfield in regard to the ex
cursion and hoped to be able to report
favorably from them.
.From J. F. Madden, chairman of the
Newcastle citizens' committee, an interest
ing communication was received, He said
in part: - "
Meetings of Newcastle citizens have been
held, and much interest is shown in the ex
cursion movement. A Los Angeles Fiesta com
mittee has been appointed, as follows: Dr. Mar
tin Schnabel, T. H. Mitchell, William B. (.ester,
K. J. Mason and J. F. Madden. A committee of
two Messrs. Schnabel and Mitchell— will pro
ceed to Los Angeles. The other three members
of the committee will, as soon as the-north
bound excursion leaves Los Angeles, proceed
to meet it and assist in entertaining the«x
cursionists, and to extend any required infor
mation, and will* not leave them until their
faces are again turned toward San Francisco.
Sight-seeing and carriage-riding will probably
consume all the time the strangers will be with
us. It is quite probable that we will be able to
distribute strawberries, and possibly cherries,
to the people. In fact, our part of the pro
gramme will be properly taken care of, and I
think we will send away a pleased lot of people
when the visitors leave us.
Dr. Schnabel and J. F, Madden will rep
resent Newcastle on the permanent execu
tive committee, which is being formed in
this city for the purpose of continuing the
present movement of advertising the re
sources of California.
Continuing, in his communication, Mr.
Madden aalls attention to the fact that
one-fourth of all the green and deciduous
fruits shipped from California to the East
in 1894 was from Placer County, and that
the greater part of it came from within a
radius of ten miles from Newcastle. \
B. M. Berry of the Auburn committee
instructed Chairman Bunker that J. W.
Morgan and J. M. Fulweiler would be the
Auburn delegates to the Half-million Club
excursion. . •
Tiie people of Auburn will furnish con
veyances to the excursionists, who will
leave immediately upon the arrival of the
train, and driven through a mining and
agricultural country to Penryn, where the
train will be retaken.
A. J. Pillsbury of tbe Tulare committee
wrote that his people were at a loss to
know when the excursion train would
reach that : place. As. the train is an
nounced to leave San Francisca at 3 p. m.
and arrive in Los Angeles at 8' a. m. he
judged it to be a "special" and a "flier,"
and he wanted to obtain a sufficient delay
at Tulare to give the citizens "an equal
chance with Fresno and Porteiville to show
their good country off."
Sacramento's delegates will be Hon.
William Beckman, F. W. Pratt and R. J.
Cohen, and Porterville will be represented
by Erail Newman.
May-Day Festivals — The Excursion Up the
Sacramento Biver.
Alfred Bouvier, chairman of the enter
tainment committee of the Half-million
Club, yesterday outlined the present plans
of that committee to a representative of
the Call.
"The excursion," said Mr. Bouvier, "will
arrive in San Francisco from Menlo ■. Park
between 4 and 5 o'clock on the afternoon
of April 30, but there will be no programme
for the night of April 30.
"It is proposed to make Wednesday, May
1, a May-day holiday, and all merchant
and business houses will be requested to
make as elaborate and brilliant a display
of bunting as possible, in order to give the
city a genuine holiday appearance.
The committee feels ■ sure of active co
operation in this matter on the part of the
principal '■ stores. On the Ist of May, the
May-day festival will be in progress in
Oakland, and the committee on entertain
ment will place itself in communication
with the managers of the Oakland festival,
and will make suitable arrangements for
the utilization of that particular means of
entertainment: '■--'■;
Mr. Bouvier said:
We hope to arrange for a grand review of the
troops at the f residio, and that will be a de
cided feature. '-.J.!
On the afternoon of May day there will be a
grand double concert at Golden Gate Park, and
it is expected that many business houses will
close in the afternoon to enable employes and
others to enjoy some of the daylight attrac
tions. ■ '
; In the evening there will be the brilliant
illumination of the bay, and it is expected
that all the shipping in the harbor will lend a
friendly hand to add to the brilliancy of the
occasion. r * y fy l t* , Wm!l&?' l fMn A isffafssw
• On May 2 the bay and Sacramento River ex
cursion will be the closing feature, and this Is
a matter *of vital importance to the ' general
scheme.. : * ■ :,- : ...\:V.-.. ..
'In trip •- up the Sacramento River as far as
Knights Landing, returning by train, will be
the main event of that day, and it is as yet un
determined whether we can combine * the bay
and river excursions or .whether to attempt a'
double - excursion. The '■ preference :: la : lor a
single .excursion. One of the handsome side
wheel steamers .will be secured— the San Ra
fael or the Tamalpais, either of which can nav
igate the Sacramento River. . After a brief in
spection of the bay , and a stop at Mare Island,
tne steamer will proceed to Knights Landing,
giving the excursionists a view of the wonder
fully productive valley of the Sacramento,
which, at this season of the year, is a veritable
thing of beauty and a wholesome joy. ;
The importance of impressing visitors with
the fact that we have a navigable stream like
the Sacramento at our very doors is obvious,
and there are, furthermore, many people in
San Francisco and vicinity who do not appre
ciate it and to whom this excursion may prove
a valuable instruction.
"The committee," concluded Mr. Bouvier,
"finds the enthusiasm increasing, and a grow
ing disposition on every side to lend a vigor
ous helping hand for the furtherance of the
new, united and progressive California.
The excursion to Ukiah, decided upon
yesterday, will leave Tiburon ferry on May
3at7:4oA. M.
A Very Watchful Eye Will Be Kept on
the Board of Supervisors From
This Time On, ! .
The Grand Jury spent most of the time
of its session yesterday in deciding Upon
what matters it could best investigate, as
the usual length of its term as a Grand
Jury has nearly been reached. It was de
cided to take up the*most important mat
ters ; to take up no new- business unless of
vital importance; to cut off some business
which has been well dealt with, and to pay
no attention to petty criminal cases.
As a result there will be no more indict
ments of persons supposed to be guilty of
election frauds, as sufficient evidence can
not be secured. Indictments of persons
owning houses of ill-repute and the in
mates will also be dropped, as the cases of
those indicted are ' before the ;'■ Supreme
Court to test the legality of the power of
grand juries in their cases.- It was the
sense of the grand jurors that there was a
very large amount of important business
for them to investigate, and that they
would be unable to deal further with mis
demeanors. The business on hand is
likely to take all of the time of the Grand
Jury for the next month or so, even with
three meetings a week.
It is as follows: Investigation of the
Board of Supervisors, both in regard to
Spring Valley water matters and the bitu
minous rock combine; the rumored frauds
in connection with the ferry foundation :
the increase in secretly granted divorces;
straw bond matters; the actions of H. H.
Davis and others in settling claims
against the Southern Pacific Company,
and charges which ' are to be made by
Mayor Sutro.
George T. Gaden sent a communication
to the Grand Jury that he, as clerk of
Mayor Sutro, would submit some charges
for the jurors to investigate at their next
meeting. The straw bond investigation
may result in the impeachment of Judge
Campbell. The cases of straw bonds in
his court are said to have been very numer
ous and flagrant. Tbe greatest attention
of the grand jurors will be directed to the
matter of the ferry foundation and to the
Supervisors. :_ : _ "Vy'Vy':
Japan meditates division of China into
three kingdoms. Purity,' strength, econ
omy, are avowedly :i the ' provinces * over
which Price's Cream .Baking Powder is
regnant. _______________________
One of Them Escaped on a
Bicycle, Was Eventu
ally Captured.
The Wife of the Runaway Helped
to Pass the False
r The secret service agents of the treasury
had an exciting chase after a counterfeiter
yesterday. A man and a woman had been
passing imitation $5 pieces for over a week
and try as hard as he could Agent Harris
found it impossible to run them to earth.
The counterfeits were very poor and in
stead of being molded were stamped out
of a brass sheet with a die and then plated.
There was no milling on the imitations
and the wonder is that so many people
accepted them.
The last victim was Mrs. Nellie Herman,
who keeps a lodging-house at 865K Market
street. Last Wednesday John Baddeley
and his wife Laura hired a room from Mrs.
Herman. Baddeley paid three days' rent
in advance and received . change for ass
piece. A few hours later Mrs. Baddeley
got change for another ; $5 piece, as her
husband was out. Before 6 o'clock next
morning the couple disappeared and when
the landlady came to examine her money
she found it bogus. She had Baddeley ar
rested and taken to the Southern police
station, but for some unaccountable reason
he was allowed to go without being
charged. '
. Mrs. Herman next applied to Secret
Service Agent Harris, and he at once put
his sons, Dudley and Roland, on the case.
Baddeley had left his washing at the lodg
ing-house, and was to return- for it, so the
Harrises took up their station thereto wait
for him. About 7 o'clock, while looking
out of the window, Mrs. Herman ex
claimed, "There he goes on a bicycle!"
The two detectives went down the • stairs
three at a time and jumped on the first car
that came along. Baddeley turned up
Golden Gate avenue, and the Harrises left
the car and chased him on foot. The
counterfeit saw them running, and, sus
pecting something, put on a spurt. He
was rapidly leaving them behind, when
the secret service agents saw a wagon at
tached to a couple of horses in front of a
store. They wasted no time, but jumped
in and again gave chase, while .the owner
of the team shouted behind them.
Baddeley was soon overtaken and ar
rested. When the owner of the wagon un
derstood that it was a counterfeiter they
had been chasing he said he was glad the
officers had taken his vehicle. Baddeley
was taken to the County Jail and to-mor
row he will be turned over to the United
States Marshal. ' ''' '
When her husband did \ not return Mrs.
Baddeley went to look for him. As soon
as she put in an appearance at 865}£ 'Mar
ket street she also was placed under arrest.
She refused to talk about the matter when
locked up in the City Prison, but said „ she
was married to Baddeley eight months ago
in Oakland. Her maiden name was Laura
Clark. Baddeley is an engraver and printer
by profession and used to work with Han
cock Bros., the printers and ; engravers in
the Nucleus building. ;
He answers tne description of a man
who hired a room from Mrs. Brown at '3l6
Third street' and received $3 50 in change
for a bogus $5 piece. He played the same
game on Mrs. Allen of 414 Fourth street
and Mrs." McCord of ; 423 Sutter street.
While he was working one end of the town
his wife is stfpposed to have been operat
ing in the other. They must have passed
great numbers 'of the counterfeits as they
are both well dressed, and Baddeley asserts
that the bicycle he was riding is his own.
At ; the ' jail last night \he - said the - whole
matter was a mistake and that he intended
making the Harris ; boys suffer for .;. his
arrest. He denies having passed the coun
terfeits, but "the . secret • service agents say
they have a clear case against him and his
wife. .V: ... ;"V-; i "* ;- ; ;'"'': V y\'
> Baddeley's father and mother are a most
respectable ' couple 7 and very well to do.
They called to see their son last night and
when informed of his arrest the old lady
fainted. .Baddeley and his wife will; have
their preliminary examination to-day be
fore United States Commissioner Heacock.
Kaster Hats.
Our, Hat Department is crowded with Men's
and Boys'. Hats, .; Largest stock of Straw Hats
In the city, all at prices 50 per cent lower than
can be had elsewhere. . L. V. Merle, the old
I X L, 616 to 620 Kearny, cor. Commercial. *
■ '.'■- ■:■■■ ■■■■- ■ ,
San Francisco Has No Opera
tive Law for a Tax
Assessment Completed Under It
May Be Illegal— The New
Act Tardy.
Something in the nature of panic pre
vails among the powers that be at the City
Hall in relation' to the power to levy and
collect taxes.
There was to have been a conference be
tween the members of the Finance Com
mittee and the heads of departments yes
terday, the City and County Attorney, the
Auditor, Tax Collector, and each of these
was present at the meeting of the com
mittee for a time, but they did not get to
gether, and no definite action was taken
further than to determine to communicate
with the State Board of Equalization, and
arrange a meeting with them, to determine
upon some ground that the city can take
and stand to with the support of the State
board. ";"-"-'".
The fact appears to be Ithat^the new rev
enue law has left San Francisco without a
revenue law for this year. The old law
has been repealed after the assessment has
been made, under it, and the new law,
which provides an entirely different
method and times for taking the assess
ment, leaves hardly enough time in its
change of dates for the levy to be made,
even if there was money enough in the
treasury to enable it to be taken. '• "■•-"
Auditor Broderick thought he had dis
covered a perfectly clear and lawful way
out of it, but John A. Russell, clerk of the
Board of Supervisors, has made another
discovery that spoils all that.
The law requires the Auditor to furnish
the Assessor with blanks for the collection
of personal tax before March 1, while
the act was not signed and did not become
a law. until March 28, which Broderick de
clared was a fatal defect and practically
defeated the operation of the law until
next year, leaving the sity to work under
! the old law for this year. The clause re
pudiating all ' laws in conflict did not
operate against it.
But Mr. Russell yesterday called atten
tion to another law, approved the same
day, which distinctly repealed the old law.
It reads: ' ••
Section 1. An act entitled "An act in relation
to the assessment and collection of taxes upon
personal property in the city and county of
San Francisco," approved March 18, 1391. is
hereby repealed.
Sec. 2. All counties and cities and counties
of this State are hereby required to conform to
the provisions of the Political Code in relation
to the assessment, equalization, levy and col
lection of taxes on personal property for reve
nue purposes, and all laws now in torce in
relation to revenue are hereby made applicable
to all such counties and cities and counties.
Sec. 3. All acts and parts of acts in conflict
with this act are hereby repealed.
This is neither as deep as a well nor as
wide as a barn door, but it is enough.
There is no cloud of doubt hanging over it.
The old law is repealed.
Now, the Assessor has about completed
his levy of the assessment under tnat law.
It is not done according to the provisions
of the new law and is therefore not done
lawfully. That is what the taxpayers may
have a chance to say anyhow. Therefore
there is consternation.
The new law requires • the personal tax
to be collected in March, and it is now the
middle of April. There are many reasons
why the. tax cannot be assessed and col
lected under the new ; law this year. * It is
known that the repeal of the special law
governing the collection of taxes in San
Francisco, and the bringing of this city
and county under the general law, was
largely due to Mr. Morehouse, chairman
of the State Board of Equalization. It was
determined to communicate with him and
the board, arrange a conference and try to
discover a way out of the difficulty, which
to the officials at the City Hall seems just
now undiscoverable.
Supervisor Taylor, speaking of the mat
ter yesterday, said: "This simply means
chaos. I had a long talk with Governor
Budd before he signed this act, and pointed
out to him some of the trouble it would
bring about. He said in reply, 'Oh, it
will only disarrange your finances for one
year.' I told him that a disarrangement
of a few months in the shape we are would
compel us to shut up shop. It looks as
though this was going to compel us to do
it." _______________________
A Chopin Recital.
' A Chopin piano recital was given last night at
Y. M. C. A. Hall by Hugo Mansfeld, under the
auspices of the Hawthorne Society. " The audi
ence numbered about 1000, and consisted of
some of the best-known musical people of the
city. The programme was opened by introduc
tory remarks by Albert Lyser, and a biographi
cal sketch of the famous composer was deliv
ered by Dr. W.E. Price. The renditions of
some of the choicest productions of the com
poser by Mr. Mansfield were received with
merited applause by the audience. •
Bring 3 comfort and improvement and
tends to personal enjoyment when
rightly used. The many, who live bet-
ter than others and enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by more promptly
adapting the world's best products to
the needs of physical being, will attest
the value to nealth of the .pure liquid
laxative principles embraced; in . the
remedy, Syrup of Figs. ,
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas-
ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect lax-
ative; effectually cleansing the system ■
dispelling colds, headaches and fevers
and permanently curing coustipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions and
met with the approval of the medical
profession because it acts on - the ; : Kid-
neys, Liver; and Bowels without weak-
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance. :.-'..-'
' ;'- Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug-
gists in 50c and $1 bottles; but it is man-
ufactured ■ by the California ; Fig Syrup
Co.only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
and being well informed, you will '■ not
accept any substitute if offered '
modeled and renovated. KING, WARD A CO.
European; plan.; Rooms BOc, to 91 50 per day, 92
to 98 per week, 98 to 930 per month; j free baths;
hot and cold water ever} - room; tire grates In every
room; elevator runs all night.
':_'.;._■; NEW TO-DAY.
— Day
This is your pay day, no doubt—
should be your saving day too. A big item
of expense is in the cost of your clothing
is it not so ? How to save on that outlay
is then the question. . Go v direct to the
Manufacturing Wholesalers, who make all
the clothing they sell and share their pro-
fits with no one, and you can save fifty per
cent on the cost of your purchase. Where
to go ? Here— and only here.
O af 1 i Illf 111 BROS * &co
Wholesale Manufacturers
Props. Oregon City Woolen Mills
Fine Clothing
For Man, Boy or Child
At Wholesale Prices
Bet. Bush and Pine Sts.
533 Clay Street.
PI I Pi? itching PILES
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SYMPTOMS— Moisture; Intense 1 truing aad
stinging: moat at night; worse by ._" -atoning, If
allowed to continue tumor* farm and protrude, ,
■which often bleed and oloerate, becoming rery
sore. WAYNES OINTMENT .top. the Itching
and bleeding, heals ulceration, and in mcttlUM
re— .o v the tumors- *** jour Drncgisi for it.
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That you need on« of these lots. BALDWIN &
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Policies issued at the rate of 810 per AUCTIONEERS,
General Auctioneers,
Warerooms, 747 Market St.. opp. Grant
aye. Established 1868. : Telephone _!96. Sales of
every description ; attended . to. * Prompt ! returns
made. Your business solicited.
Tlo.iL Mai * Sons,
And Publishers "Real Estate Circular."
4 Montgomery Street,
ra|ol : TRUST ffl_.K?«, COMER MARKET.
Ellis-st. corner: rents s274 50 $30,000:90x125;
covered with six 2-story dwellings and 9 flati; both
streets in good order.
Oak st.: new flats, extra well built: rents $105;
lot 27:6x137:6: north side, bet. Fillmore and
Steiner; $14,000.
Geary st.. north side, near Hyde; 25x87:6, and
very good 2-story $9000.
Clay St.. north side, bet« Central aye. and Walnut
St.: 25x127:8; fine view.
Jackson and Walnut corner: 33x127:8: 5000.
Jackson St.: 2 lots, 27:6x127:8; $2750 each;
bet. Central aye. and Walnut st.
House, aud Lots— S3ooo to 85000.
Keduced to $3600— 24 th st. and Poplar alley, just
W. of Valencia; 30x84 and cottage, 5 rooms, bath,
hot and cold water; street sewered and macad-
$4100— Rents $37: 3 flats, 5, 5 and 4 rooms,
bath, hot and cold water each; lot 25x77:6; Broad-
way, near Hyde st. ; street bituminized.
Cheap— Cottage and large lot, 50x120 to rear
street; Hermann, bet. Fillmore and Steiner; IVa
blocks from the Haight-st. cable-cars; $4500.
Clementina St., bet. Ist and 2d; 25x75 and 3-
story .olid brick building, 10 rooms and modern
conveniences; $3500. ■
$4500—3 flats and lot 25x137:6: on Filbert, nea»
Fillmore; house built 1 year; rents $41.
Bryant st., N. side, near tith; 2 flats and lot 25x
75; rents $41; $4500.
$4500— Large lot, 54x136 and good 2-story bow-
window house, 8 -rooms, garden, well: a comfort-
able home; lot fronts on Douglass st. and Clara
aye.. near 17th at.
2-story bow-window bouse and lot 25x114;
house has 9 rooms, bath and modern conveniences;
on 24th st., N. side, bet. Sanchez and Noe; $3800.
Potrero aye., NW. cor. 23d; 45x100, with 2-
story and 1-story buildings; rents $35, and corner
26 feet still vacant; both street work done.
Stevenson St., 78 feet from 6th; 24x75 and 2-
story frame building ; only $5000.
Lots 81750 to 83500, with Bay View.
Union st., N. side, magniflcent view; 27:6 x
137:6: only $2100; bet. Scott and Devisadero, In
Baldwin Park.
Union at., N. side, bet. Devisadero and Broderick;
27:6x137:6: $1850; bay view; cable cars pass.
Lots 25x137:6; $1760; or any size front at same
rate: Union St., bet. Devisadero aud Broderick;
street sewered: cable-cars pass.
creen-st. lots; 25x137:6: $2000: or any size
front at same rate ; bet. Devisadero and Broderick.
Devisadero St., W. side, near Green; lot 34x100;
$3400; line view.
Magnificent view, on Park road, not to be ob-
structed: lots 25x150; only $2250 each; street
graded, macadamized and sewered; 1% blocks
from Haight-st. cable-cars: lot faces City Park.
Scott st., W. side, near Green ; magniflcent view;
80x107; $3000.
85000 to 810,000 —Small Investment
- ami Income Property.
Spear-st. lot; 45:10 1 /2-xti0; bet. Mission and How-
ard ; $9000.
Business lots; 16th St., near Mission; 25x95;
j $6250 each. "
Howard-st. store property; rents $77 60; 30x
.125; 3-story building, 3 flats and store; also rear
building: near 15th st. ; $10,500. 3£s#&
Bush at., near Mason; S. side; 3-story and base-
ment modern house; rents $75; $10,000; make
$11,000; rents $96: 2 solid three-story bow-
window houses in first-class order, with 6 fine
medium-sized flats, which always keep rented;
Thirteenth st., near Howard: street Accepted.
O'Farrell St., near Jones; 22x68:9 and house of 6
rooms': $7800.
Bents $74; price $8500; Fifth st., near Folsom;
25x75 and 3-story building; 2 stores below.
$8000— Rents $68; Folsom st., bift. 6th and 7th;
87:6x90, and 2-story building: 2 stores below.
Bargain ; Valencia st. : growing business street.bet.
20tU and 21st; 40x92:6 and old-style cottage; re-
duced to $8500. . '■■•;;- J
Bargain: 4th St.; $6500; 25x80; 2- story build-
ing; store below; rents $40.
Cheap; $5500; Pine St., near Stockton: 34:6 x
77:6 and 2-story house, 12 rooms and modern con-
Make offer; rent $80: $10,000: Haight St.; 5
flats; bet. Webster and Fillmore: 27x137:6;
houses in first-class order; always rented.
Pierce at.; 2 fine, nearly new houses and lot,
37:6x105; bet. Golden Gate aye. and Turk; will be
sold cheap. > ■ ' - ■
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