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WRITHED IN THE STRESS.
Henry Miller Perspired Under
Counselor Delmas' •
DIIRECT THRUST ON THRUST.
The Cattle King Ever Shielded Himself
Behind the Miller & Lux
Henry Miller, king of cattlemen, was on
the witness-stand in Judge Buck's court
at Redwood City yesterday all day long in
the suit to remove Jesse Sheldon Potter
as executor of the Lux estate. It is of
record what a trying ordeal Jesse Potter
has already passed through under the
merciless questioning of Counselor Delmas.
During the morning the same fate befell
Mr. Miller, and he parried, dodged and
writhed in his chair under the terrible fire
of questions. The perspiration literally
streamed down his face. To be sure, he
also was a good fighter, and, like a wild
and magnificent steer, such as might be
common on the great Miller & Lux ranges,
he would from time to time pull himself
together and, with lowering head, defi
antly charge back upon his pursuer, but
only to become tangled in the coils thrown
out by the skillful vaquero and go rolling
in the dust.
During the afternoon, however, Miller
showed his staying qualities. He proved
that he could outlast and absolutely wear
out his tormentors, and Mr. Delmas, Judge
Buck and all the attorneys breathed a sigh j
of relief when, at 3:30, the adjournment |
was taken and Miller stepped down 6pryly
from the stand.
Mr. Miller stated quite early in his ex
amination that he had never denied the
right of the estate of Charles Lux to one
half of the Miller & Lux property; that he
was willing to consent to a distribution on
that basis now; that Mr. Delmas could
draw up papers to that effect and that he
would sign them, providing — always a
saving clause with the witness that he
was allowed time to examine the accounts
and see that they were correct. He wanted
them explained to him before his final
consent was given. He wanted to be
present, yet his business kept calling him
'Very well," said Mr. Delmas. "we will
take you at your word. Now, do you
mean to say that if this suit is dismissed
you will consent to a division of the prop
erty of Miller & Lux in the same manner
as at the recent sale before a referee — that
you will appoint one commissioner, the
other side one, and the two to appoint a
third commissioner, to distribute the
property? I wiil present you with such a
paper to-morrow — will you sign it?"
Here the witness dodged. He wanted
to retain nominal control and to conduct
the business until it could be closed to ad
vantage the property could be sold
at what be considered a fair price.
Then Mr. Delmas fired a whole string of
questions: "Do you want the business to
go on forever? What is there to prevent
a division of the property at the present
time? Wili you agree to a division of the
;' Yes conditionally."
•'Well, what are your conditions?"
"That my accounts with the firm of
Miller &, Lux shall first be brought to a
close and the whole business then be closed
according to what the books show."
"Why don't you make out your account?
What has prevented your doing so during
the last nine years?"
"Because no one ever demanded such an
account — no one except you."
"What is the account?"
"The books will show it."
And so it went, thrust after thrust,
Miller always dodging, always trying to
avoid the fatal question that might entrap
During the day there arose a sharp con
flict between the different attorneys as to
just what Judge Spencer had said in the
conversation at Mr. Miller's office.in San
Francisco.in which both sides made charges
and counter charges. Finned down to the
question what was Judge Spencer there
for— what did he want— Mr. Miller
answered that his principal object seemed
to be, would Mr. Miller buyout Mrs. Lux's
interest in the Miller & Lux estate? Wit
ness also stated that he had received sev
eral such advances from various sources,
but would never entertain them.
All the afternoon was consumed by Mr.
Delmas in inquiring from Mr. Miller about
various accounts, loans, figures, stocks
and interest items that have already been
reported. But Mr. Miller was equal" to the
occasion. His haven of refuse was behind
the Miller A Lux books. Did the books
show it, it must be so. And whenever he
could not explain— why, it would all be
found in the books.
IT AIDS THE CHILDREN
Charitable Work of the French
- Christian Union of Cali
Annual Meeting of the Organization
and Election of Executive
The first annual meeting of the French
Christian Union of California was held
yesterday at the residence of Mme. Marie
Marshall at 1518-1520 Clay street.
At the morning session, which was a
business meeting, there was read the re
port of Mrs. W. M. Searby, recording sec
retary; that of Miss Meeker, correspond
ing secretary ; that of Miss McDonald of
the committee of the work in the school of
the union, and that of Mrs. E. V. Rob
bing, the treasurer.
The following named were chosen offi
cer? for the ensuing year: President, Mme.
Marie Marshall; vice-presidents, Mrs. J.
('. Clarke, Mrs. M. Burke, Mrs. W. Ever
son, Mrs. R. Gratto, Mrs. Harrington, Mrs.
Pomeroy; recording secretary, Mrs. W. M.
Searby; corresponding secretary, Mme. J.
Osborn ; treasurer. Mrs. E. V. Robbins.
At the afternoon session Mrs. J. G.
Clarke followed the Rev. Mr. Duprey, who
opened the meeting with prayer, with a
short address in which she dwelt upon the
work tnat had been done by the union in
the year that it had been organized in be
half of the children of French residents,
and closed with an appeal to the charitable
to assist the union in its grand work.
Mrs. Marshall, the president, occupied
some time in delivering a review of what
the union was established for and of its
purposes. She said that the union is for
the care and education of little ones of
French parentage, who are brought up
under the kindergarten system on Satur
days when the other schools are not in
session. The union has also established
an employment office for what is called
the industrial section for girls of any re
ligion who are without a home and need
the care of Christian people to watch
over them and save them from
snares set for them by ■ men with evil de
signs. . She said that many of these girls
have been assisted to places and that the
system of placing them is different from
ordinary employment offices. The union
furnishes reierence and requires reference
from employers, and it also requires a
formal visit from those who wish to em
The primary department, she said, has
now an average attendance of forty on
Saturdays, little tots from 4 to 6 years,
who are taught the language of their
parents. For the girls of the Industrial
School they arc made to feel that there is
a home for them to come to if they find
themselves alone and friendless in thi3
Professor W. M. Searby delivered a short
address and spoke encouragingly of the
work of the union and expressed the hope
that it will grow to extend its sphere of
A set of bright-faced, happy little ones
from the kindergarten occupied a plat
form in the rear of the parlors and they
pave songs and recitations in French.
Mile. Fgarta, a Swiss young woman of the
industrial class, gave a recitation and
made a brief address in French, returning
thanks to the ladies of the union for the
many kindnesses shown the class.
Miss ! Josephine Sistermans, a warm
friend of the union, sang "Indian Love
Songs" in English and for an encore gave
the ''Serenade to'Mignon"in French, by
Massenet. Both were rendered with good
This was followed by "Nobody's Child,"
recited by Miss Wintler of the sewing class
and songs and recitations by the little ones.
"FRAUDS AND SCHEMERS."
Charges Made by Improvement Clubs
Against Each Other,
A very pretty row is under way between
the Western Addition Improvement Club
under Charles H. Hubbs and the Western
Addition Improvement Club under James
So far the evidences of war have not gone
further than one side calling the other
frauds and schemers, and hinting at worse
things in print.
The trouble grows out of several ideal
ways of developing the value of property
in the Western Addition. Last week the
Hubbs wing of the Western Addition Im
provement Club petitioned the Board of
Supervisors to pass an ordinance forbidding
the burial of anj* more bodies in the
county except in such lots, as were already
sold for the purpose. -
The petition has provoked the following
reply from the Bowlan wing of the West
ern Addition Improvement Club. Inci
dentally it may be mentioned that the last
named wing claims to be the "only and
original bona fide" Western Addition Im
provement Club. "Offshoot" is the kind
est name it calls the other side.
At a special meeting of the Western Addition
Improvement Club, held Monday evening at
Coakley's Hall, it was unanimously adopted
that this communication be forwarded for
your consideration. It has been reported that
a phantom club calling itself the Richmond
District Prcyjerty-owners' Club has forwarded
a petition to your honorable board soliciting
that you take action and prevent by resolution
further burials after the year 1900 within the
corporate limits of the City and County. Such
club exists in imagination and if it does exist
claims among its officers men who are not
property-owners. Charles H. Hubb is the same
gentleman who agitated this same matter be
lore the Street Committee of your honorable
board some three months now past, making
unto them false representations and using the
name of the club from which he was excelled
without the sanction or authority of the club,
and who went so far as to denounce the hoard
of .supervisors in not acquiescing to his re
We, the members ot the Western Addition
Improvement Club, respectfully supplicate
that you deny the petition and prayer of these
The matter will come before the Board
of Supervisors at its next meeting and be
referred to the proper committee for con
sideration. At that meeting it is expected
that the representatives of both wings will
be present to properly advocate their
THE GERMAN POETS' PETE
All Preparations for the Big
Special Instructions to the Participants
Regarding the Reception of
Nearly all the arrangements for the
grand Goethe - Schiller festival to take
place in the Mechanics' Pavilion have
been completed, and the success of the
event is already assured. Some idea can
be had of the interest in the affair from
the attendance at the last and final meet
ing, which was held in Beethoven Hall in
the Hotel Savoy. The hall was packed to
the doors and even standing room was at
a premium. Those present were nearly all
ladies, who will take part in tne festival or
else are on the committees. Nearly all the
gentlemen who accompanied the ladies
were obliged to remain outside the hall.
Theodore Vogt, who was en-raged as the
musical conductor to lead the choruses, re
ported that he is busy every day and even
ing with rehearsals, and he promised that
he would present a grand musical pro
gramme for the entire season, which will
last five days.
The committee on. decorations stated
that palms, ferns and flowers enough to
fill the big pavilion to the roof have been
offered. Many offers of this class have
been received from Fresno, Santa Cruz and
other parts of the State. Not a few will
At a previous meeting it was decided to i
extend invitations to the faculties of Stan
ford and Berkeley colleges. Professor
Putzker of Berkeley stated that at the col
lege across the bay there are fully 600
students of the German language and Ger
man literature. He was sure that there !
are as many more students of this charac
ter at Stanford. It was decided to extend
a special invitation to the students of both
universities, and particularly to those who
are interested in German.
A letter from Senator Carl Schurz
elicited much applause. The ex-Secretary
of the Interior sent his congratulations
and good wishes for the festival and offered
to make a contribution to the souvenir
that the committee will issue.
In .conclusion the instructions to the
participants were issued. As the man
agers desire to make the festival a social
success particular stress was laid upon the
following rules :
Not more than the pricos fixed for admission
to booths and for articles to be disposed of
must be charged, and correct cash change
must be tendered in all cases.
The best way to make the festival a financial
and social success is to treat visitors so that
they will take pleasure in coming again and in
bringing their friends with them. For this
reason it is recommended to do everything to
make their stay pleasant, and not to press
them to spend more money than they desire.
Consideration in this respect must also be
shown to members of committees and other
participants who sacrifice much of their time
and money for the benefit of the festival.
Members of committees and representatives
of the press, wearing proper* badges, must be
admitted free to all the booths.
Seven Nurses to Graduate.
Dr. F. H. Stahle has added four new nurses
to the corps at the City ana County Hospital.
Two of these are undergraduates of the San
Francisco Training School for Nurses, and will
graduate with the class in December.
It is a busy time with the young women
students in the art of alleviating pain. They
are attending several lectures a week, delivered
by Doctors TCreutzman, McLean, Ellinwooa,
Rixford, Hir.-hchfeld, Hubbell, Hopkins, Bur
ton, Kerr, Shiels or Van Hofl'man, besides the
active duties of their respective wards.
There will be rigorous examinations, written
and oral, including the dreaded "auizzes," the
first week of December, and on the following
Tuesday the graduation exercises will take
place, probably at one of the churches.
Editor and Printer.
The souvenir of the town of Redlands, Cal.,
recently issued by the, Chamber of Commerce
of that town, is a very creditable piece of work.
The work was done by Scipio Craig, editor' of
the Redlands Citrograph, on a two-roller press.
Mr. Craig deserves great credit for the manner
in which. he turned out the souvenir. He is an
up-to-date printer who knows how to make a
half-tone picture fairly speak.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1895.
THE WINTER EXHIBITION.
Artists Say It Will Not Be a
" Serious" Display of Their
DANNAT PORTRAIT OF RASCHEN
A Masterpiece by the Celebrated Painter
to Be Exhibited for the First
The artists are not all evincing enthu
siasm over the winter exhibition at the
Mark Hopkins Institute of Art to open
November 14. They have been restricted
to two pictures each, which were never
publicly exhibited, and besides their efforts
will have to compare with the loan collec
tions of masters of painting. There will
be a meeting of artists to-day at the Art
Institute to elect a jury of nine members,
who shall accept or reject pictures sub
mitted, but even on the eve of this event,
which on occasions of spring exhibitions
PORTRAIT STUDY OF HENRY RASCHEN BY THE FAMOUS
DAJS'NAT, PAINTED IN MUNICH IN 1887.
has always been a time of expectancy and,
possibly. campaigning, artists talked lightly
of the winter exhibition.
This, however, they were free to explain
jesterday, did not contain any gloomy
forebodings, for they believed that a really
iine collection of paintings w : .ll grace the
walls of the of the association's rooms, and
the best summer work of home workers
will have a place among the loaned dar
lings of millionaires.
One of the best portraits to be exhibited
will be a masterful oil painting represent
ing Henry Kasehen. the artist, by Dannat,
now celebrated among the most eminent
painters of the day. Kasehen prizes the
picture beyond price, though in real worth
there are very few portraits indeed in San
E rancisco that can equal it. The head is
painted after old .Dutch style, luminous
in color and light and actually aglow with
Dannat's powerful treatment.' that is broad
to a last degree, yet wonderful in effects.
It goes without saying that, as a portrait,
it is the living, expressive face ot the artist
subject, with the molding and the secret
of putting life into paint, denied to so
many who will make pictures of faces, but
that made Dannat famous. From a dark
background, indistinct and subjective
everywhere, the face stands out boidly
like the countenance on a rare old Dutch
Dannat was a student in Munich with
Raschen in the seventies. His companions
John Stanton Says the Exhibition Is
were Duveneck, William Chase, Henry
Alexander, Walter Shirlaw, Walter Mc-
Ewen, Phelps, the Bostonese cattle painter,
and Raschen. When they were about to
separate in 1878 he painted their portraits,
as mementoes. Since then he has become
famous and wealthy. He has been a con
stant exhibitor in the honor rank at the
Paris salon. Three of his Spanish pictures
were secured by the Metropolitan Museum
of Art in New York after one of them had
been the sensation in art circles of the me
tropolis. It was /he who entertained Mr.
Ives, the Columbian World's Fair Com
missioner in Paris, at an artists' dinner,
and he has become widely known as the
entertainer of his colleagues.
John Stanton says he will exhibit his
sweetheart, the beautiful old pastel por
trait of a French lady, which he discovered
in a junkshop recently.
"But this exhibition is not serious," he
remarked. "One exhibition a year is
enough— in the spring. Now, this was
intended to be a show of sketches made
during the summer season. Then that
idea was changed, and the association lim
ited artists to two pictures each, and sent
out cards of invitation to rich men, asking
for a loan of their pictures. Of course I
shall exhibit two pictures, and all the
other artists will do the same."
One incident in connection with the
affair has not been allowed to pass un
noticed. The circulars regarding' it all
read : "Winter Reception and Exhibition
of the San Francisco Art Association."
There will be the customary Thursday
concerts and reception, which painters,
who are neither sweet singers nor skilled
violinists, cannot reconcile with exhibi
tions. ■:■' -;-.
MISS KEANE PURSUED.
The Little Actress Complains of False
Marriage Notices and Anony
Miss Mac Keane, the pretty little actress,
living 723 Twenty-third street, who filled a
ten weeks' engagement at Grover's Theater
last winter and will play at the enter
tainment for the benefit of St. Patrick's
Church next week, would like to know
who her secret enemies are.
A few weeks ago a notice of her mar
riage to a young man, whom, she says, she
has never seen, was sent to the morning
papers, the notice being signed with her
mother's name. The account was pub
lished, greatly to the surprise and chagrin
of the young lady and her mother. This
mistake was rectified, but since that time
she has been annoyed almost daily by
anonymous letters, ridiculing her personal
appearance and her acting.
The latest attempt to place her in a
false light has been the sending to the
papers for publication, over her name, a
notice that she had tired of stage life and
was about to abandon it. Miss Keane
pronounces tne letter a forgery and says
leaving the stage is the farthest thing
from her thoughts.
Meanwhile she is pondering over the
problem as to the authorship of the
letters. That there is more than ono
person interested in the plot is evident
from the fact that the leters are in differ
ent hand-writings. Mrs. Keane is saving
the communications and hopes to be able
to prove that the chief culprit is the man
she suspects, a former admirer of her
CHEATED MRS . GARCELON
The Defense in the Big Trust
Case States Its Line of
Philbrook Declares the Deed Is a Will,
Fraudulently Obtained and
Ihe defense in the Garcelon trial has
outlined its case. Attorney Fhilbrook be
gan his opening argument yesterday fore
noon at the close of Judge Williams' com
prehensive review for the complainants
and Bowdoin College.
As a preliminary statement Philbrook
declared that not a scrap of testimony had
been offered in proof of the complainants
that there was a conspiracy in the ranks of
the defense by which Mr. Dargie and others
were in league with the real defendant,
James P. Merritt. He further declared
that in a case like the one at bar it is al
ways incumbent upon the plaintiffs tp
prove their title to the property they wish
to have others restrained from interfering
with. Even though the defendants have
no claim, said Philbrook, if the plaintiffs
came into possession by fraud, a court of
equity will grant relief.
Then, forecasting his line of argument,
ha divided it into three parts. First, that
the trust deeds were really testamentary
in character, and were only a shift and
a contrivance to get round a statute of this
State which says only one-third of one's
property can be left by will to charity.
Second, that the disposition of property
obtained from Catherine M. Garcelon was
by fraud, and is consequently void. Third,
that the proofs show one general scheme
to defraud Mrs. Garcelon of her property.
Expanding at great length upon his first
point, and citing numerous cases, Phil
rook claimed that the Garcelon trust, un
like the James Lick trust, was testa
mentary in fact, if not in form, and that
there had been no delivery because the
deed remained in possession of Mrs. Gar
The second and third points will be en
larged upon to-day, when the introduction
for the defense will close.
SUED FOR INSURANCE.
Captain Woo.lgiile of the Bawnmore
Wants His Policy Paid.
Captain Alexander Woodside of the
wrecked steamer Bawnmore and his wife
Isabella Woodside have sued the Canton
Insurance Company for $2000. On March
12 last, previous to sailing on the fatal voy
age, Captain Woodside and his3wife in
sured their personal belongings, alleged to
have been worth $4000, in the Canton con
cern for $2000.
After the disaster the company re
fused to pay the policy, on the ground
that the goods had hot been a total
loss. The Woodsides claim that every
thing was either lost or so badly damaged
as to be useless, and began suit in the
United States District Court yesterday.
THE CAPTAIN EXONERATED.
Skipper Edwards of the Wrecked Hum
boldt Free From Blame.
The United States Inspectors of Steam
Vessels have completed their inquiry into
the loss of the steamer Humboldt that was
wrecked at Point Gorda, on the Mendo
cino coast, on September 28. The testi
mony of Captain W. F. Edwards was to
the effect that he had had his compasses
adjusted Defore leaving this port, had taken
all possible precaution, and that the acci
dent was due to some unavoidable cause.
The Inspectors exonerated the captain
from ail blame in the matter, and found
that the wreck was due to "changes in the
known variation of the compass or to some
unusual set of the strong easterly current
at Point Gorda."
TWENTY YEARS OF DELAY.
How an Estate Dwindled From
Big Proportions to Noth
THE HEIES DIE ONE BY ONE.
Tin Y^ars Employed in Doing Two
Judge Hebbard, npon the express stipu
lation of attorneys on both sides in the
settlement of the estates of Edward T.
Kennedy and Amelia Marie Kennedy,
made an order some months ago making
an allowance for expenses and attorneys'
fees amounting to several thousand dol
Judge Coffey under similar representa
tions made an order permitting the sale of
certain real estate, out of the proceeds of
which this amount was to be paid.
alter H. Linforth appeared before both
these courts yesterday morning and se
cured orders which require all parties to
appear next Friday morning to show
why the order in the one case should not
be modified and in the other set aside.
William T. Baggett and Charles H. Lin
forth represent a creditor of the estate.who
has secured judgment and holds a Sheriff's
deed for the property to be sold. The
facts which they set forth afford a remark
able illustration of how estates may be and
are literally appropriated by the lawyers
engaged in their "settlement."
In the hearing before Judge Coffey yes
terday upon the petition of Attorneys
Baggett and Linforth for a distribution of
this estate it was developed that the
monthly rentals, which in 1875 amounted
to $500, now average $26 a month— thus
diminished while the heirs hare received
nothing. The estate, which in 1873 was
valued at $150,000, now is practically nil.
The story briefly is this: Edward Ken
nedy died in 1873, bequeathing his widow
half and to trustees for his three children
the other half of his estate, which, as
stated, was valued at about $150,000.
\V ithin a year after the death of the
father the mother also died. The father's
estate was promptly closed up by Hall
McAllister, the children's half going to
trustees and the mother's half to Alfred
Chaigneau as executor of the mother's
estate. That wound up the father's estate.
Now enters a small army of the lawyers.
John J. Roche became the attorney of the
executor, Alfred Chaigneau, alsoof Mrs.
Chaigneau, administratrix of the estate of
Amelia Victoria Kennedy, one of the
daughters, who has since died.
Henry Highton represented Mrs. Ken
nedy, widow of Edward T. Kennedy,
Henry Eichoff was appointed by the court
to look out for the interests, of Edna V.
Kennedy, an infant, and Andrew Thorne
represented Frederick Kennedy as the ad
ministrator of the estate of his brother Ed
ward, for the heirs kept dying during the
twenty years of legal waiting.
Following the mother's death the daugh
ter died, leaving two brothers. Edward T.
Kennedy, one of the brothers, married in
1889. He died leaving a widow and a
child. The widow is now heir to a quarter
of what is left of the mother's, sisters' and
her husband's interest. Her child is heir
to another quarter of this same, and Fred
erick X., the surviving son and brother, is
heir to the half.
From 1875 the heirs waited and begged
for a distribution of the estate, but could
not secure it. In 1892 the widow of Ed
ward T. Kennedy, left' entirely without
means, borrowed money from Edith A.
Chapell to begin a suit for an accounting,
and that has run along before a referee,
Nathan Frank, with postponement after
postponement, culminating in this order
for sale of real estate, to which all the at
torneys in the case by stipulation agreed.
Henry Eichoff, the attorney appointed
by the court, said yesterday that this ac
counting matter, which has run through
two years, could have and should have
been settled in two hours.
In despair of ever having the money re
turned to her that she loaned the widow
for the bringing of this suit, Edith A.
Chapell brought suit on her own account
to recover the sum, and engaged Baggett
and Linforth. They got judgment and, as
stated, had a Sheriff's deed to the property
ordered sold. They oppose the sale on the
ground that the attorneys simply want to
get hold of the cash to appropriate another
large slice of the small fragment of the
estate that is left.
In their petition for setting aside the
order referred to they make the statement
that J. J. Roche has already received fees
in excess of the $2500 for which he agreed
to settle up the estate, aiid that he is,
under the stipulated agreement presented
to the court, claiming $1500 still more.
The court is asked to cut this sum, to
gether with others cited, out of the order
which has been allowed.
It is asserted that Frederick Kennedy,
the surviving son of Edward Kennedy,
who is administrator of the estate of his
brother, is sickly and of weak mind, and
that this fact has been taken advantage of
to delay a settlement.
Under examination by Mr. Linforth be
fore Judge Coffey Kennedy admitted to
signing deeds for the sale of valuable prop
erty, and confessed that he never saw the
money resulting from such sales, and did
not know what had become of it. At the
close of the examination he fell from the
witness-stand in a fit. ' •'£'/. :y
THEY AVOID THE ISSUE
Supervisors Arraigned by the
Union for Practical
Municipal . Ownership of Water and
Lighting Plants , Discussed Last 7
The Union for Practical Progress held
a largely attended meeting last evening, at
which were present numerous advocates
of the municipal ownership of water and
John M. Reynolds, who presided, read
the petition recently presented to the
Board of Supervisors asking that a special
election be called to give the voters of the
City a chance to pass upon the proposi
tion. yyA4y;yy-^ : '-. y ■ ■ :^y'A7/
He stated that the various committees
of the board had shown an inclination to
avoid the issue in spite of the fact
that they had been" shown the vast
advantages of municipal ownership and
also that in every city in the United States
where a special election was held on the
issue the people had voted in favor of it.
He stated, however, that the committee
of the union was not going to let the mat
ter drop, but would push on by every
means in its power until the tight was won
or the battle was seen to be hopeless. He
called attention to the municipal owner
ship clubs that are being formed through
out the City, and predicted that even
tually, through their influence, the Board
of Supervisors would be compelled to listen
to the voice of the majority add call the
election, which must result in victory.
He spoke of the attitude of tbe press in
the matter, and commended The Call for
the stand it had taken and for its liberality
in giving the news of its movement.
Taylor Rogers was then introduced to
speak on the question. His address , was
devoted principally to the effects of com
petition and co-operation. He character
ized the former as a rule of the few and the
ruin of the many, and the latter as the
hope of the masses and the only proper
method ot conducting municipal affairs.
He believed that, applied to the issue be
fore the meeting, it would mean the eman
cipation of the City from the monopolies
that now control the public utilities so
necessary to the people.
Max Popper was introduced and spoke
of the efforts that had been made in years
gone by to effect municipal ownership or
obtain fair and just rates from the com
panies owning the great public utilities.
He said thst in spite of the pledges of the
platform on which they had been elected
Supervisors had refused time after time to
carry out their promises. The time had
come, he said, when the people must give
up hope of getting fair rates from the private
individuals owning the plants and must
get possession of the same to be controlled
by the municipality. He believed that
they should be acquired by purchase at a
just valuation, and tbat the water plant
should be bought first, the rest to follow
if public ownership proved feasible.
At the close of the meeting the chair
man spoke of the efforts of the union to
keep corrupting influences away from cer
tain Supervisors, and said that he believed
that the scheme would be successful, and
that eventually when temptation was
entirely removed the members of the
board would bow to the will of the people
and order the special election desired.
CYCLIST IN TROUBLE.
C. G. Sparrow Charged With the Death
. of Frank Williams.
C. G. Sparrow, confectioner, living at
531 Alvarado street, surrendered himself
at police headquarters yesterday, and was
booked at the City Prison for manslaughter
in causing the death of Frank Williams
by knocking him down with his bicycle on
Geary street last Thursday.
Sparrow made the following statement
to Detectives Gibson and Reynolds:
I left my place of business about 4:30 p.m.
on the afternoon of October 27 to go to the
corner of Morton and Kearny streets to get
shaved. The route I took on my bicycle was
along Geary street, going in the direction of
Kearny street. As I came to Jones street,
about 100 feet from that street, a car was com
ing from the direction of Market street. A
man jumped out of the way of the car and
came directly in front of my wheel. At the
same moment my elbow struck the man. and
he fell to the street and I was also knocked
from my wheel by the shock. I assisted in
placing the man on the sidewalk, and from
there we took him to the drugstore at Geary
and Jones streets. I then went to tne express
office at 539 Jones street, and telephoned for
the ambulance, and, thinking the ; man was
not very badly hurt, I went on my way. I
knew nothing further about the accident until
I read about it in the papers this morning, and
I at once came to this office.
Hale & Norcross Appeal.
Notice has been filed in the case of M. W.
Fox against Hale & Norcross that on Monday,
November 4, a motion will be made to dismiss
the appeal taken from the judgment of the
lower court, and that damages will be asked to
be awarded as part of the costs. The motion
will be made upon the ground that the appeal
is from a judgment entered by the Superior
Court by direction of the Supreme Court, and
that the appeal is taken solely for delaying the
payment ot the judgment and is frivolous and
vexatious and without merit.
rrZK, William Shiels* Will.
The will of William Shiels was tiled for pro
bate yesterday. E. Peterson Is named as
executor. The estate, consisting of real and
personal property in this State and in England,
is estimated as worth several hundred thousand
dollars, all of which is bequeathed to his
children, George F., Charles 11., John W..
Edward and William L. and Belle Shiels and
Mrs. Jean £. L., wife of Robert I.Allen.
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ifl At Auction
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 5, 1895.
At 12 o'clock Noon.
At 638 Market Street, Opp. Palace Hotel.
Pacific Heights Residence Lot.
-rC^ 01 I**1 ** line of Vallejo, 70 feet west of Gough st—
1 his large and handsomely located residence lot
commands a errand marine view; is surrounded by
elegant residences, street in bituminous rock.
Examine it. Pacific-ave. aud Union at. cables.
Lot 30x120 feet.
Improved Property, Mason St., near
West line (l os - 1219-1223) of Mason, 23 feet
south of Jackson st — improvements consist of
front and rear house of 7 and 6 rooms and bath.
1 '"?.. 1 -*. street and cement stone walks. Rents
_!_.,. Powell and Jackson-st. cables. Large lot.
double frontage, 45x57 :6 to Vernon place.
"Western Addition French Flats.
North line of Hermann. 80 feet east of Steiner
St.; building consists of two French flats on the
Germama-street front (Nos. 125 and 126V.1 of 5
rooms each; rents $23: Haight, Castro and Fill-
more-street cars; lot 26:3x120 to Germanla st.
Northwest line (No. 50) of Tehama, 605 feet
southwest of First St.: improvements consist of a
residence of 7 rooms; this location must soon be
absorbed by business: this property is worthy the
attention of the investor or speculator; cement-
stone walk, street in splendid condition: lot 22:8
xBO, with right of way over 2y_ feet to the west.
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Northwest line (No. 48) of Tehama st. 480 feet
southwest of First; improvements consist of a
residence of 8 rooms; the location must soon be
in demand for business; examine for an invest-
ment; cement-stone walk; street in tine condi-
tion; lot 25x80 feet. .:;. . i v '.• - .1
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West line (No. 1513) of Leavenworth St., 113
feet north of Jackson— lmprovements consist of a
two-story building on Leavenworth st. of — rooms;
also a small house on rear of lot. Rent . Hyde
and Jackson-st. cables. Lot 32:6x162:6 feet.
.■Western Addition Residence Lot.
North line of Hermann St.. 131:3 feet east of
Steiner— This is a handsome residence lot. Los
all -ready for building: pleasant surroundings.
Haight, Fillmore and Castro-st. cars. Lot 25x120
feet to Germanla st. :> -
Castro Heights Cottage.
West line (No. 810) Douglass St., 135 feet south
of Twenty-fourth— pretty cottage has six
rooms and bath;' bay-window; basement ; brick
foundation. Street macadamized and sewered.
Twenty-fourth and t'astro-sl. cables. Rents
$18 50. Lot 25x125 feet.
AA'7 /'A. \ Rincon Hill Property.
Southwesterly corner (Nos. 323 and 325) of
Bryant st and Rincon place (No. 126)— Front
house, two tenements of three rooms each; rear
cottage, three rooms. Rents $27. Electric cars.
Corner lot, 26x80 feet.
' For further particulars inquire of ■
EASTON, EEDRIDGE * CO.,
638 Market street. Auctioneers.