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The Fixing of Railroad
Assessments Com
Only in Two Cases Were Fig
ures Raised— One Slight
A Number of Them Will Probably
Be Cited to Appear Before
the Board.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Aug. 5.-The
State Board of Equalization completed its
work of assessing the railroads to-day.
The assessment shows an increase of
$258,000 over last year. The Southern
Pacific Railroad Company has been raised
$250,000, and the North Pacific Coast has
been raised $50,000. The Southern Cali
fornia Motor road shows a decrease of
112,000 from last year. With these excep
tions, the assessments are the same as they
were a year ago.
From now until December 2 the board
•will be occupied in comparing and equal
izing county assessments, and a number of
counties will be cited to appear.
The following is the statement of the
assessments of the several railroads for the
present year made yesterday by the State
Board of Equalization :
California Pacific Railroad Company,
Central Pacific Railroad Company, $13,
Northern California Railroad Company,
Northern Railway Company, $3,100,000.
San Francisco and North Pacific Rail
way Company, $1,935,000.
Southern Pacific Railroad Company,
Southern California Railway Company,
Carson and Colorado Railroad Company,
Nevada California Oregon Railway, $110,
Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad j
Company. $100,000.
North Pacific Coast Railroad Company,
Southern California Motor Road Com
pany, $60,000.
Pacific Coast Railway Company, $350,000.
South Pacific Coast Railroad Company,
Gualala River Railroad Company, $50,
California and Nevada Railroad Com
pany, $92,000.
Pajara Valley Railroad Company, $150,
San Francisco and San Mateo Railroad
Company, $150,000.
Rolling stock Pullman Palace Car Com
pany (association cars) $110,500.
Pullman Palace Car Company (indi
vidual cars) $31,140.
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company,
■:-i : —
• A Young Girl yearly Jiurned to Heath
While Cooking.
SACRAMENTO, Cal,, Aug. There
was an exciting scene on Third street this
afternoon, caused by a young girl who ran
down a stairway with her clothing ablaz e
The girl, whose name is Jennie Parker,
lives upstairs in a lodging-house. She
was cooking supper on a coal-oil stove
when her dress caught fire. She ran
through the hall and down the stairs and
into the street. In the meantime the
flames had spread so that they completely
enveloped her, and no sooner had she
reached the sidewalk than she fell.
Among those who happened to be near
by was ex-Railroad Commissioner H. M.
Laue. He took in the situation at a
glance, and, stripping off his overcoat,
wrapped it about the suffering girl. Others
came to the rescue with blankets and
quilts, and in a few moments the flames
were extinguished. This was not done,
however, nntil almost all the clothing was
burned off the girl. ;
When taken upstairs, it was found that
from the waist down she was terribly
burned, the flesh, in places appearing to be
ready to drop off. Her arms also suffered
considerably. It is reported that the sirl
has little chance for her life. If she lives
she will be terribly disfigured.
A few months ago, being tired of the life
she was leading, she shot herself in the
head with a revolver. A number of char
itable women became interested in her
case, and by careful nursing she recovered.
Her parents, who are said to be respectable
country^rpeople, have been notified of the
accident that has befallen their daughter.
A Hecord-Brca!:ing Freight Train.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Aug. 5. — The
heaviest freight train that was ever hauled
over the mountains went East yesterday
by the way of Truckee. The train weighed
907 tons, and was hauled by two of the
monster locomotives that were recently
brought here from the East. The trip was
successful in every respect.
They Arrive at Port Townsend
in a Terrible Con
Only Seven Saved Out of Twenty-
Seven— All but One More or
Less Injured.
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Aug. 5 —
The steamship Topeka, which arrived last
■tpht, had the rescued crew of the sealing
■chooner C. G. White, which was wrecked
at Wood Island, Alaska, early in the
spring. The poor fellows, who are maimed,
are sickening sights and are awaiting the
sailing of the next San Francisco steamer,
which will carry them home.
The party consists of seven men, all that
remains of a crew of twenty-seven. Among
the survivors is W. E. Bail, marine engi
neer, who thought the trip would do him
good. He had been engineer on Hearst's
famous steam yacht Aquilla. He comes
back with both feet gone above the ankie
and will be a cripple the rest of his days.
F. A. Sweeney, a sailor, was one of the
few who had the fortitude to tramp thirty
seven miles through deep snow to the
nearest settlement for the relief of his
frozen comrades, and is the only man in
the entire crowd who comes home "whole."
August Wickstrom was the second mate,
and is the only officer who escaped. He
lost three toes of bis right foot, together
with one of the large bones.
M. Mathieson, a sailor, was luckier than
others, losing only one toe of his risrht
£. J. Voisinet, a French youth, who
shipped as cabin boy, is the worst mutil
ated victim of tlie terrible disaster. His
injuries include the loss of two toes and
the heelbone of the left and the first and
second toes of the right foot, three and
a half fingers from the left hand and two
fingers from the right, and the tips of the
F. H. Murray, seaman, suffered injuries
which will make him a cripple for life.
The entire front of his left foot had to be
amputated to save his life.
When the wreck occurred the first to get
ashore were Bail, Morrillo, Sweeny and
Rogers, who started for assistance to the
nearest settlement, a place called Okyok,
thirty-seven miles away across the lagcon.
The snow was neck high. Bail was the only
one who reached the place, Rogers, Morrillo
and Sweeny succumbing to the intense
The Pacific Coast Steamship Company
has offered transportation to the unfor
nates from Sitka to San Francisco. They
leave on the Walla Walla to-morrow at

Won by the Association Cycler* After a
Close Contest.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Aug. s.— The thirty
mile relay race between the Association
cyclers and the Elite cyclers of this city
was held this evening over the East San
Jose five-mile course, and was won by the
Association cyclers. The race was closely
contested all through, the last relay men
getting an even start.
Suit .{gainst Tulare County.
YIPALIA, Cat.., Aug. s.— The Board of
Supervisors this afternoon employed
Messrs. Power & Alford and Messrs.
Lamberson & Middlecoff to represent the
county in the action recently brought by
Kim:^ County to collect $104,500, swamp
land funds. This is the biggest suit
brought in this countv for a long time. If
Kings County should win the suit the
treasury would be entirely bankrupted.
F fro at Merced Falls.
MERCED, Cal., Aug. 5.— A tire occurred
at Merced Falls this afternoon at 3 o'clock
which destroyed fourteen buildings, among
them Adolph Jacobs' store and outbuild
ings, and several cottages belonging to I.
H. Jacobs of San Francisco. The esti
mated loss is about $7000.
Valley Road Surveyors.
MERCED, Cal., Aug. 5.-J. A. Graham,
at the head of a surveying party in the em
ploy of the Valley road, is encamped
eight miles northwest of Merced and will
probably reach this city next Thursday.
Another crew is encamped at the crossing
of the Merced River, near McS wain's
bridge. The latter party arc handling the
permanent survey.
Solano-Street Line— Water and Electric
Lights— Grading on the Big
Hill Is Begun.
Potrero residents are mostly interested
just now in the somewhat remotely pros
pective running of the Fillmore and Six
teenth streets line on Solano street. There
seems to be nothing for them to do though
but wait patiently. The cut at Bryant
street has been the cause of all the delay,
and until it is finished the people will have
to be content with the Kentucky and
Fourth streets route.
The work of paving seven blocks of So
lano street, from Kentucky, with basalt
blocks by Contractors Warren &. Malley
will begin soon.
Some regret is now expressed over the
failure to reduce the width of the side
walks on this street from fifteen to twelve
feet. The street is sixty-six feet wide, and
the double-track of the Market-street Rail
way Company takes uv> twenty-one feet.
With the sidewalks at fifteen feet wide on
each side a roadway of only seven and a
half feet is left between the car tracks and
the curb.
President Richard Pengelly and Secre
tary James Glackin of the Southern
Heights Improvement Club are laboring
hard with the Spring Valley Water Com
pany to induce that corporation to give
that neighborhood a service from some
reservoir which will insure a sufficient
pressure. At present the residents of the
Heights have to depend largely upon An
tone Raymond's tank, at the corner of
Arkansas and Twentieth streets, for their
water supply. The gentlemen interested
hope to be able to make some sort of an en
couraging report soon.
The nearest hydrant to all this hilly
property is that on Kentucky street, near
Nevada (Twenty-third) street. It is thought
that by running a main along Nevada
street four blocks to lowa street, a little
water protection might be afforded in case
of fire. There have been three fires on the
Southern Heights, ail a total loss because of
the inability to »:et enough water.
In the matter of street lights for the
Potrero, Lute Battles of the Edison com
uany took a look over the ground yester
day. He asked Police Lieutenant Bennett
for a list of places for electric arc lights.
Lieutenant Bennett prepared the follow
ing: Seventeenth and Tennessee, Nine
teenth and Tennessee, lowa and Butte,
Seventeenth and Connecticut, Eighteenth
and Connecticut, Nineteenth and Missouri,
Twentieth and Missouri ana Twenty
second and Carolina. The need of the
first three, Mr. Bennett thinks, is abso
lutely imperative.
The work of cutting down part of the
big hill, the perpendicular side of which
abuts on Kentucky street at Napa street,
has been commenced by the Potrero Land
Improvement Company on the Minnesota
street slope. It is expected that in a few
days the gravity trains will be dumping
500 carloads of earth daily on the low
I land bounded by Minnesota, Indiana, Napa
! and Sierra streets.
The Tubbs Cordage Company is about to
put in 600 feet of macadamized road to
Kentucky street soon, which will be a
boon to teamsters when the rainy season
Strong Resolution for an Improvement to
Be Presented to the Suucrrisorg.
At a meeting of the property-owners of
the south side of the Golden Gate Park,
aeld Friday night at the rooms of the
Southside Park Improvement Club, the
following preamble and resolutions were
unanimously adopted, and Messrs. Sol
Getz, E. B. Mastick, Thomas IT. Sweeny,
Carl G. Larsen, W. H. Jones, George
Lane, E. F. Zahler, C. Cady, S. Sorensen,
E. Harrington, A. W. Dewitt, Henry C.
Winter, Patrick Biggins, A. F. Magrane,
E. N. Richardson and Edward Ewald were
appointed a committee to urge the honor
able Board of Supervisors to immediate
and favorable action on the petition before
them for the establishment of a system of
grades and sewers:
Whereas, The property-owners and taxpay
ers of the south side of Ciolden Gate Park have
repeatedly petitioned former Boards of Super
visors for the establishment of a Rewer system
to prevent the destruction of their streets and
homes; and, whereas, last winter considerable
damage was done by the water which, having
no outlet, washed away macadamized streets,
crossings and graded building lots, endanger
ing even the dwelling houses of some
of the residents of the district; and,
whereas, the City is certainly liable for any
damage done by reason of non-establishment
of a sewerage system by your honorable board
after repeated prayers of the inhabitants and
property-owners of the district for relief ; and
whereas, through the inaction of former
Boards of Supervisors the growth of the said
district has been retarded and property-owners
have been prevented irom erecting substantial
improvements; therefore be it
Resolved, That a committee be appointed to
lay the matter before the honorable Board of
Supervisors and show that it is an absolute ne
cessity that something should bo done to pre
vent the repetition of damage done last winter,
and urge your honorable board to grant the peti
tion presented by the property-owners and in
habitants of said" district, and direct the City
Engineer to make the necessary examinations,
surveys, maps and profiles necessary, and to
recomif end a system of grades and -sewerape
for the said district south of Golden Gate Park
in accordance with the resolution No. 12,509,
third scries, of your honorable body.
Opening of the Second
Week's Lectures at
Camp Roache.
An Interesting and Instructive
Address by A. P.
Professor Ross Discourses on the
. Farmer and the Railroad,
WRIGHTS, Cal., Aug. s.— The second
week of instruction at Camp Roache be
gan this morning with a lecture on "The
Olive and its Products," by A. P. Hayne,
the instructor in charge of olive culture
and viticulture at the University of Cali
fornia. The subject was handled from the
point of view of the small farmer, for, as
he said:
Tnose who undertake to manufacture olive
oil must have a good training and must be
ready to go into it on a large scale. Oil making
is distinctively not a poor man's undertaking.
Manufacturers must be men of means and
training, as is the case in all branches of our
manufacturing business. The small farmor, if
he owns but a dozen trees, can make good
profits, either selling his olives to the oil-maker
or pickling the fruit and selling to the pickle
merchant, or substituting olives for meat. A
man can raise just as healthy a family by sub
stituting ripe pickled olives for meat as those
who give their children beef. By planting a
border of olives around a farm some people
have paid for the cultivation of their whole
Those who wish to make oil should go to the
State University and prepare themselves for
the business just as any one would who g6es
into any kind of manufacturing business.
The State University, having connected with
it the United States agricultural experiment
stations, is fully equipped for giving all the
instruction desired.
There are certain general principles that
must be taken into consideration by all who
raise olives. If these be not rigorously ad
hered to the olive-grower will not make a
profit. Whenever you hear of an olive-grower
who says that the market refuses to buy his
goods, be sure tnat he is to blame in the way
he has handled his crop. There is the bright
est future for olives, either for oil or pickles.
The great underlying principles are that no
olive should be bruised; second, that no olive
is as valuable when "dead ripe" as when about
wine red; third, that bad oil or spoiled olives
are the result of carelessness In allowing
molds or smaller micro-organisms to develop.
In order not to bruise olives they should be
picked as soon as they turn color, for then they
have their maxium value for either oil or
pickles. Nothing is gained by leaving them
on the tree after wine redness has been reached.
Molds and bacteria are the great causes of bad
oil and poor pickles. The whole problem is to
keep these minute vegetables from developing.
Like the higher vegetables, all they require to
germinate is heat, nourishment and humidity.
Any one of these being absent they cannot
sprout the germs that exist everywhere.
The moment they get a firm footing in the
flesh of an olive, that olive is spoiled, and all
the rest of the olives in the barrel will soon be
come infected from this breeding ground.
After picking the olives without bruising
them they should be stored in trays tHat admit
of the free circulation of air from all sides.
Never store olives in layers deeper than three
inches. For pickles, don't store them at all,
but put them at once into water. When you
sell olives to the oilmaker see that he weighs
them at once, for otherwise you lose heavily
bcth in bulk and weight. Cleanliness is the
most important thing In oilmakinf, for clean
liness means the suppression of molds and
There are two methods of preserving olives,
namely, the pure water treatment, and the lye
treatment, the object being to remove the bit
ter or acrid substances that render the ripe
olive unfit for eating.
The water treatment is the oldest and in some
respects the best. The olives should be soaked
in fresh pure water till the bitterness has been
removed, which takes from thirty to sixty
days, according to the bitterness of the olive.
The water must be pure, fre?h spring or well
water. Canal water, if not previously boiled,
is fatal. The water should be changed every
twelve hours. If left on longer the olives will
be spoiled. The reason for this is that it takes
but fifteen or twenty-four hours for the germs
of the microscopic plants to germinate, and
olives are only spoiled by these microscopic
When a sufficient amount of bitterness has
been removed to render the olives palatable, a
weak brine is added and left for three or four
days. Alter this another brine somewhat
stronger is added and finally a third brine, in
which the olives can be kept for years. The
first brine should be made with four ounces of
table salt to the gallon, the second eight ounces
and the third fourteen ounces. The water
should be boiied when the salt is added and al
lowed to cool off before putting on the olives.
Some of the best practitioners add to the final
brine one pound of alum to the 100 gallons of
water. Alum being a powerful antiseptic
keeps the micro-organisms from germinating
and spoiling the pickled olives.
The lye treatment is really a combination of
the pure water treatment and lye. First the
olives are put into & lye solution made by di»
solving one or one and a quarter pounds of
potash (93 per cent pure; in ten gallons of
water. This is left on the olives four or five
hours, during which time it is kept in motion
by occasionally drawing off a few bucketfuls
from the bottom and pouring it back. After a
preliminary soaking the olives are soaked for a
few days and more lye of the same strength is
added and left on a few hours, till the olive
has lost a sufficient amount of its bitterness,
then the •whole is soaked In fresh water,
changing it every twelve hours, till all the lye
has been removed from the olives. Then Bait
brine is added, as in the case of olives cured by
the fresh-water process. The great essential is
that the lye be not too concentrated, nor left
on too long, and that the water be changed
every twelve hours. A mistake in either of
these is sure to bring about the speedy ruin of
the whole lot. The olives should nev«r be
put in the vats in layers deeper than twenty
inches, and there should be a floating cover to
keep the olives constantly submerged. No
more lye should he used than will just cover
the olives, as too much will soften them.
Olives should be carefully graded for profit.
They can be kept for many years in barrels in
the brine, and used by taking from the barrel
the amount desired. If they are too salty a
few hours' soaking in fresh water will bring
them to the desired degree of freshness. Good,
ripe, pickled olives bring on the market from
50 cents to $1 25 a gallon. Olives, when
allowed to become dead ripe and dried, sell for
15 cents a pound. Of all the branches of hor
ticulture there is none in which there is
a brighter outlook than for olives. It must be
kept in mind that, like anything else, the trees
must be cared for rationally and the crops han
dled with the greatest care and attention.
The process of curing olives is simple in the
extreme, but requires the greatest care and at
tention. Whenever a pickle merchant refuses
to buy California olives it is because they have
not been cured properly, for I am told by the
large pickle merchants tiiat the in tire crop of
California pickles are sold within three months
for a higher price than the foreign olives.
It must be noted that in California we raise
olives that are not only larger than the same
variety in the Old World but that the oil rich
ness is greater. This has been clearly shown
| by the analyses made at the university, and
proves that our State Is Detter adapted to olive
culture than Europe.
"The Farmer as an Exporter Embracing
the Railroad Problem" was Professor
Ross 1 subject this afternoon. The main
point discussed was the discrimination by
the railroad companies; first, between per
sons; second, local discrimination; and
third, the classification of freights and
hence the discrimination in regard to
value. His discussion showed that the
first and second of these could be aban
doned, while the last could profitably be
retained., He thought that the cost of
service principle should not be adopted,
because industries would then be concen
trated in certain localities, and competi
tion between different businesses would
not be equitably adjusted. He did not be
lieve that the railroad companies should
be allowed to entirely make their own
rates, but considered the railroads public
property to the extent that the Govern
ment should interfere when they took the
monopolistic form.
Troublesome Arizona Indians.
TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. s.— The investiga
tion of the special agent just returned
from western Pima County shows that all
the stockmen have been forced to remove
their stock to other ranges on account of
the depredations of the Papago Indians,
who are scattered in small bands through
the mountains of that section in a state of
starvation and compelled to steal cattle for
subsistence. Three thousand Papagoes are
off their reservation.
Stockmen have lost over 8000 head of
stock and some ara financially ruined. An
appeal has been made to the Indian De
partment to have the Indians placed on
their reservation and given a chance to till
the soil.
California Commandery Ar
ranging for the Boston
A Handsome Illustrated Itinerary
Issued Giving the Proposed
Features of the Trip.
Nearly all the arrangements for the pil
grimage of the members of California Com
mandery No. 1, Knights Templar, to the
triennial conclave, which opens in Boston
on the 27th inst., have been completed,
and there is every promise that the trip
across the continent as well as their stay
in the city of culture will be as enjoyable as
it is possible for it to be. A handsomely en
graved itinerary of the pilgrimage has just
been issued. Not only does it describe the
routes by which the Knights will travel
across the continent in glowing language,
but it sets forth some of the attractive
features in beautiful photogravure illus
The party will leave here at 8 a. m. on
the 18th, and will find a special train wait
ing for them at the Oakland mole. It is
promised by the railroad company that no
detail necessary to the convenience and
comfort of the Sir Knights and their ladies
will be overlooked.
At Suisun the party will be met by Sir
Knight J. B. Richardson, the commissary
of the commandery, and at Sacramento
there will be a short stop to greet and take
on board the representatives of Sacramento
Commandery No. 2. When Reno is
reached the party will be augmenced by
"fraters" of De Witt Clinton Commandery
No. 1 of Virginia City, Nev.
From Ogden on the party will travel by
the Rio Grande Western, and pass down
the great Salt Lake Valley until at Salt
Lake a change is made to the Denver and
Rio Grande fine. At Denver the party will
be transferred to the special train of
the Burlington route with a through
run to Chicago. As it is the intention of
those in charge of the excursionists to make
their trip as varied as possible, they will
be taken to Detroit and placed in
the care of the Canadian Pacific Railroad.
From there they will go on to Montreal,
where a short stay will be made.
After that there will be only one stop
made before going on to Boston.
That will be at Newport, Vt., to
enjoy the hospitalities of Malta
Commandery No. 10. Included in the
hospitalities will be a trip on Late Mem
phremacog. Previous to arrival at Boston
the Knights will don their full uniforms,
and their horses, which have been sent
on by special train, will be awaiting
them at the depot. They will be met by
Boston Commandery No. 2, 600 strong,
and escorted tp the Parker House, where
the headquarters will be during their stay
in Boston.
• — » ■»
He Drifts Into the Bay on a Plank and
The little son of Private George W.
Hauck at the Presidio was drowned off
Presidio wharf on Sunday afternoon in the
presence of his playmates. Up to a late
hour last night his body was not recovered.
With several other lads young Hauck,
who was only 8 years of age, went to play
along the bay shore. They wandered off
together toward the wharf, and there
sailed about on boards and bits of plank
ing. Little Hauck pushed out a few feet —
just the least bit too far — and presently he
was carried out on his frail raft over the
waves. His playmates could do nothing
to save him, and gazed in terror at the
child drifting away to sea. These were
precious but lost moments, for when they
began to fully realize the situation it was
then too late to save the boy.
They hastened to the nearest Presidio
building and gave the alarm. Immedi
ately a telephone message to the Baker's
beach lifeboat station was sent, and the
life-saving crew pulled off around Fort
Point to where the child disappeared.
They cruised around the wharf while
the sea was scanned with glasses by many
anxious eyes in vain hope9 of seeing the
boy on his raft, but when evening came on
the search had to be abandoned.
Young Hauck was caught in a southwest
current that carried him out into the chan
nel, where it was supposed that the child
was tumbled off his plank by the waves.
Serious Charges Against Dr. Keck of
Niic Valley.
Drs. Keck, McCofd and Brandon of Noe
Valley indulged in a controversy a few
days since, and as a result McCord ap
peared in court yesterday to answer a
charge of battery brought by Mrs. J. E.
Buckley, his landlady. Mrs. Buckley
states in her complaint that McCord hit
her, and she stated besides that "the doc
tors had a fight in her house and she took
the two outsiders by the neck like kittens
and threw them out of doors."
Dr. McCord now comes forward with
several serious accusations against his one
time friend, Dr. Keck, and the latter saya
the charges are unwarranted.
Judge ConJan has appointed Thursday
to hear the testimony in the assault case.
Not Opposed to Sanders.
C. W. Armes of the pioneer firm of Armes &
Dallam, broom-makers, desires it understood
that he and his partner are not in sympathy
with the movement recently developed in op
position to Mr. Sanders, superintendent of the
State Asylum for the Blind. Mr. Armes says
that his house is very much in favor of Mr.
Sanders and of the institution under his super
vision. The firm of Armes &. Dallam wish it un
derstood that they are in no way antagonistic
to the asylum for the blind, and that they do
not fear any competition in their business that
comes from that institution. They consider
Mr. Sanders an able and an honorable man,
and would regret to see him supplanted by any
one else.
Further Investigation of Police
Judge Campbell's
Records of Inheritance Tax Show
Great Negligence In 1893
and 1894.
The Grand Jury held another session
yesterday afternoon, resuming the investi
gation of Police Judge Campbell's conduct
in dismissing a case against two men who
were arrested last June for committing a
grievous outrage on a feeble-minded girl.
One of the jurors said: "It is the purpose
of the jury to inquire thoroughly into all
the circumstances connected with this
The jury also proposes to push the cru
sade aeainst sidewalk obstructions. The
letter sent to the Board of Supervisors was
only the beginning. One of the jurors re
marked: li We shall watch the course of
events, and do all that can be done to clear
away the disfiguring signs and obstruc
It ib understood that the duty of investi
gating the official delinquencies in the
County Clerk's office during Haley's ad
ministration of affairs will devolve largely
on the committee of which Charles G.
Clinch is chairman.
According to the expression of several
members of the jury there is a determina
tion to bring to light all the facts con
nected with the Haley regime. If it turns
out that the City loses by his official negli
gence, his bondsmen will be held to an ac
countability. The sureties on Haley 's bond
Peter Lynch 915.000
Kdwnrrt Rlnsr 10,000
Richard J. Whelan 10,000
John C. Hnwke 5,000
Esther Haley 16,000
Hannah Haiey 10,000
Henry J, Gallagher 5,000
KeubenH, LJoyd 10,000
Reuben H. Lloyd was not one of the
original sureties, but took the place on the
bond of William Kreling deceased.
One of the charges arainst Haley is that
he neglected to obey the law regarding the
inheritance tax of 5 per cent, and that in
consequence of his negligence the school
fund has lost a large sum of money. Yes
terday an investigation of the records in
this particular matter was made by a re
porter of The Call, and while the negli
gence of Haley was clearly shown the fact
was also brought to light that the excellent
system adopted by County Clerk Curry
will save to the school fund a large sum of
money that Haley should have taken
measures to collect. Some estates have
been distributed and the money wholly
lost to the school fund.
The law was in force during a year and a
half of Haley's term of office, having been
enacted by the Legislature of 1893. The
books in the office of the Treasurer, which
were examined yesterday, show that the
collections on reports rendered by Haley
amounted to $19,000. The same records
show that during the seven months that
County Clerk Curry has been in office the
collections approximate $80,000. Mr. Curry
has also made returns to the Treasurer on
sums due under the law which amount in
the aggregate to $230,000. On this point
Mr. Curry said: "I think the City can
well affor'd to pay for two clerks to per
form this duty. Judging from collections
already made and the amounts returned to
the Treasurer for collection, the sum taken
in during my term will pay all the ex
penses of the office and half the expenses
of the succeeding term. It is probable
that $2,000,000 will go to the scnool fund."
One needs only to look at the inheritance
tax record book kept by Haley to get an
idea of that officer's comprehension of the
law. It Is true that the books show the
name of the deceased person, the appraised
value of the estate and the amount of the
tax, but there was nothing else to guide
the Treasurer. Under Haley's system the
Treasurer had no alternative but to collect
from the "deceased." Under the system
of record-keeping adopted by County Clerk
Curry the record shows:
Number of theca?e.
Name of the testator.
Date of decease.
Name of executor.
Name of attorney.
Name of legatees.
Amount of the estate.
Amount of the tax.
Amount paid.
When paid.
The Treasurer said yesterday: "The
record supplied to this office by the pres
ent County Clerk gives us data so that col
lections can be readily made. The record
furnished by the previous administration
of the County Clerk's office was incomplete
and of very little service in making collec
tions under the law."
Since County Clerk Curry went into
office the Wilmerding estate has paid in
heritance tax of $20,000, and the Kate
Johnson estate $27,500.
County Clerk Haley's record-keeper
made two entries of the Stanford estate,
the corrected return placing the valuation
at $90,000. The Treasurer said nothing had
been paid on the Stanford assessment, but
the estate will have to pay before final dis
tribution is made. Haley neglected alto
gether to report on the Wilmerding and
Johnson estates.
The work which has been imposed on
County Clerk Curry in extricating the
office from the bewildering confusion in
which Haley left the records, minutes and
paperß, simply defies description. When
the Grand Jury goes through all the de
partments the members will be astonished,
judgments were left unentered, bonds un
registered and minutes unwritten. Wills
were found among out-of-the-way papers,
letters of administration and articles of
incorporation were unrecorded. Confu
sion reigned in every department, with
two exceptions. Minutes of the Probate
Department were six months in arrears.
The present County Clerk was obliged to
open new sets of minute books to allow the
oid clerks to finish up the delayed work.
It is a question whether the minutes are
now up.
The records of the Criminal courts were
as bad as the records of other depart
Facts came to light sometime ago which
can now be published, since the sentence
of death in the Fredericks case has been
executed, that the records of appeal to the
Supreme Court were never entered as of
record by Haley's clerks. The present
administration was obliged to send to the
Supreme Court to get the information for
The seals of the court were not original
ly placed on the information in the Stern
berg case, and were put on June 7, 1895, by
order of Judge Wallace.
A clerk, whose experience in the County
Clerk's office has been desired through
several administrations, said yesterday in
speaking of Haley's conduct:
"He was trying to make a political re
cord by assuming to run the office for $6000
a month — something which could not be
done when David Wilder was County
Clerk twelve years ago when the work was
one-half lighter than it is now. Haley's
clerks left the office six months before the
election 'to do politics.' Haley was so
sure of winning that he thought the
neglected work could be picked up after
the election, but when defeat came, his
office was in confusion beyond his power
to extricate it."
The Ross Decision Will Not Affect Other
A conference was held yesterday in the
office of Daniel Meyer, the well-known
capitalist, by several holders of irrigation
bonds for the purpose of discussing the re
cent decision of Judge Ross affecting this
class of securities. Only about half a dozen
bondholders attended, and nothing was
accomplished further than an agreement
to meet again on Wednesday, at which
time a larger attendance i3 "expected, as
the irrigation people all over the State
have been notified.
Mr. Meyer was seen last evening at his
residence on California street and asked if
the Ross decision would have the effect of
invalidating municipal bonds, as rumored
on the street yesterday afternoon when the
conference in his office became known.
He was very positive in a negative reply.
"The decision," said Mr. Meyer, "affects
only irrigation bonds, and the conference
in my office related only to this class of
securities. Municipal bonds were not con
sidered at all, and will not be taken up at
the conference set for Wednesday. We
did nothing this afternoon. At the next
meeting we expect to have a better attend
ance. As to what will be done I can ex
press no opinion, for I do net know. Of
one thing you may be sure, municipal
bonds will not be affected by the Ross de
Steps Are Being Taken to Land
It Here Cheaper Than
A Committee Here to Arrange for
Transportation— Large Sup
ply Available.
R. A. Herron, president, and F. W.
Flint and John Burns, directors of the Los
Angeles Oil Exct "nge, are in the City as a
committee from that organization to try
to arrange for shipping to this City in
large quantities the oil being produced at
that city for fuel purposes. They claim
that they can lay down here fuel oil better
for the purpose than the best coal used at
a lower rate than the cheapest coal bought
Mr. Herron, who is at the Palace, said
last evening:
Our mission here Is to interest San Francisco
capitalists in transporting our oil to this
market, and to arrange for the best rates to be
obtained by land or water. We came, too, to
see if there wai a market here for us, and we
find a much better one than we nad any idea
of. If we can get satisfactory rates for trans
portation we will supply here oil for fuel pur
poses much cheaper than any coal.
We have received much encouragement so
far as to rates and as to getting the necessary
capital interested. There is little doubt now
| that we shall be bringing oil for fuel into this
market in a very short, time.
We can find plenty of material. We have
now 125,000 barrels overground in tanks, and
our wells are producing at the rate of 3000
barrels a day. About 2% to 3 barrels of the oil
equalß a ton of coal for fuel.
There has been a great increase in the out
put of oil for fuel in the south during the past
five months. This would not be of much value
in the East, but here, where fuel is so much
higher, it becomes a great and important fac-
I tor in the manufacturing industries of this
I State.
Los Angeles people do not realize the import
ance of the industry yet. Your people nere
will soon realize the great benefit it will be to
! the building up of manufactures. The cost of
i fuel is, of course, the greatest drawback you
i have to contend with.
We have in Los Angeles now a rolling-mill
for making sheet-iron, the only one west of
Chicago. The use of the fuel oil is what makes
I its existence possible.
San Francisco Sandstone Not
Pre-Cretaceous but Cre
An Interesting Programme at the
Academy of Sciences— A Poem
on " Evolution."
Last evening's meeting of the Academy
of Sciences was devoted to a discourse by
George Otis Mitchell on "Our Conceptions
of Matter and Force," the reading of a
scholarly poem on "Evolution" by Louis
A. Robertson, and the presentation of
resolutions of regret because of the re
moval of Professor Davidson from the
Coast Survey.
One of the clauses of the resolutions that
were presented before the academy and
adopted by the members provided that
copies of the resolutions should be sent to
President Cleveland, Secretary Carlisle
and the members of Congress from this
coast. But to the advisability of that one
clause, some of the members took excep
tion and attempted to have the whole
matter deferred, and an adjournment had
to be voted to stop the discussion.
Announcement was also made of a re
cent discovery on Alcatraz Island of a
fossil, the existence of which disproves the
idea that the San Francisco sandstones are
pre-cretaceous. The cast of the fossil was
found by Captain A. W. Vogdes, and it
may be referred to the genus venericardia,
a genus which ranges from the cretaceous
to the tertiary formation. This discovery,
with that by Major Elliott of an inocera
mus, named by Gaff after its discoverer,
clearly indicates that the San Francisco
sandstones probably belong to the creta
ceous period.
In speaking of "Matter," Mr.
Mitchell said that the upper and thinner
film of a soap bubble is probably five
molecules thick in order to nave cohesive
force sufficient to maintain its form. The
thickness near the top of a bubble just be
fore it bursts is about one ten-millionth of
an inch. Each molecule being composed
of several attoms it can be seen that an
atom must be infinitesimally minute.
Smoke rings present, under experiment,
all the properties of solid matter, and yet
when they are broken in any place every
part of them immediately* and entirely
disappears, showing that matter may exist
in an invisible state. Matter and motion
are reconcilable, and are intimately con
nected ; but it is hard to conceive such a
thing as "ether" as a medium for the
transmission of light.
After the completion of this discourse
Louis A. Robertson read an interesting
original poem on "Evolution."
Hid Identity as Con 8. Sullivan, an Ex-
Convict, Established.
If any doubt had existed as to C. B.
Henderson, the slayer of Clarence Barr,
the Chinatown guide, being Con S. Sulli
van, an ex-convict, gambler and confidence
man, it was removed yesterday morning
Captain Lees received a letter from the
Warden of the State Penitentiary at Can
yon City, Colo., stating that Sullivan was
convicted of manslaughter and sentenced
to ten years' penal servitude. He was re
?n iv ?£ Q - at 4 he P eni *«ntiary on September
19, 1885. By reason of good conduct his
sentence was commuted to eight years.
He was discharged on December 20, 1890.
He had a good prison record, and received
the usual credits for good behavior.
A photograph of Sullivan, with his
description on the back, accompanied the
letter, and both fit Henderson perfectly.
Henderson's preliminary examination
will commence bafore Judge Low to-mor
row morning.
The word sunny borrowed its original
significance from astrology. It described
a person born under the influence of the
sun, this luminary being supposed to ex
ercise a beneficial influence on the charac
ter of the individual.
ROYAL Baking Powder
has been awarded highest
honors at every world's fair
where exhibited.
1 y 9 XkmJ JUm
In Remnants of 15 to 50 Feet,
Worth Regularly iscp*r Foot,
. ■ .
day of December, A. D. 1894, and for the year
ending on that day, as made to the Insurance Com-
missioner of the State of California, pursuant to
the provisions of sections 610 and 811 of the Po-
litical Code, condensed as per blank furnished by
the Commissioner. ' T 1 ! "
Amount of Capital Stock, paid up In
ca5h.........;. 3 760,000 00
Real estate owned by company $449,349 75
Loans on bond and mortgage 1,285,706 55
Casb market value of all .stocks and
bonds owned hy company....;. ....< 2,332,166 35
Amount of loans 1 secured by pledge • --•-•- .
of bonds, stocks and other market-
able securities as collateral ' ! 850 00
Cash in company's office '....•' '• 12,62191
Cash in banks 780,786 29
Interest due and accrued on all stocks
and loans 13.267 29
Premiums in due course of colloctfon 248,454 02
Due by other companies for reinsur-
ances..; 675,562 15
Total assets -f 5,798,253 91
Losses in process of adjustment or In
suspense $646,032 83
Gross premiums on fire risks running
one year or less, reinsurance 50 per
cent -.1,668,251 15
Gross premiums on fire risks running
more than one year, reinsurance
prorata 245,829 83
Cash dividends remaining unpaid 664 25
All other demands against the c0m-
pany.......: 1,042,239 37
Total liabilities .$3.602,917 43
INCOME. ; "~ :
Net cash actually received for fire
premiums $4,232,488 60
Becelved for interest on bonds and
mortgages 58,676 99
' Received for interest and dividends
I on bonds, stocks, loans and from all
other sources 76,676 51
Received from all other sources...... 00,010 44
Total income $4,457,752 54
\m j|iiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiii ■
Net amount paid for fire losses (In- -
eluding $595,122 76 losses of pre-
vious years) $2,302,213 53
Dividends to stockholders 187,500 00
Paid or allowed for commission or
brokerage 694,513 02
Paid for salaries, . fees and other
charges for officers, clerks, etc 185,006 27
Paid for State, national and local
taxes. 35,90172
All other payments and expenditures 173.644 73
Total expenditures $3,578,779 2>
E. T. MIETHKE, Vice-President.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 6th day
Of April, 1895. R. WEICHSEL JR.,
U. S. Vice-Consul.
GUTTE & FRANK, Managers,
303 California St., 5. F.
Large Stock of Fine Pressed Paper
at Less Than Cost. Paper-hanging,
Tinting and Frescoing. . .'. •
815% Geary, bet. Larkln and Hyde.
■ RL. WALSH, D. D. S.,
_>^s?S>!^ Prop'r, directly opp. Sar-
atoga Hall. Price list:
VStde'ftC'L^ Ji Extraction (painle3»)2sc
. * A<Sffgg«>-^r^^*s^ Bone filling 60c: ■ Anoal-
la^i^gj .■ * . 9 13 gam filling 50c: gold flll-
laVf-* - *- e ingfl: Brldgework $5;
KfjO ifl*^TK-'V^T Crowns $5: Plates s6 and
'. **ULJL L.V>-*-^ $7: Cleaning $1. Every
;]V operation guaranteed.
#TT On entering our parlors be sure you sea 08.
WALSH, persoually. -. —
■p ■ ■■ ■ ■% A laxative refreshing foi
TflßifliJ fruit !07.en S °,
■ hemorrhoids, bile, '
lUfl I P || loss of appetite, gastric and
I n lIIP In intostinal troubles and
I lIU I Is II headache arising
■ ; : • .. from them. -..-,'
Aflll I All E. MRILLOX,
GRBLLON 33 Rix- Jes Afhtve», Part*
BHiLLUH Sold by al' DruCTfrU.
Of Graduates of San Francisco Nor-
mal School. ''
amlnation a competitive examination of the
graduates of the 9an Francisco Normal School ot
May, 1895, in conformity with. Section 106 of the
rules of the. Board of Education, will be held at
the San Francisco Normal School building,' oa
Powell St., near Clay St., commencing on Saturday
morning, August 10, at 9 o'clock. . " v• - •
. , GEO. W..WADE,
■ - Secretary City Board of Examination.

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