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ARGUMENTS NOT BASED ON FACTS Huntington's Plea to the Harbor Commission Outlined. Southern Pacific Claims That Expert Testimony Will Disprove. Shipmasters Will Strike Hard Blows at tbe Santa Monica Scheme. LOS ANGELES, Cal., Dec. 20.— The Government Deep-water Harbor Commis sioners spent a quiet Sunday in this city. The real tug-of-war between the contend ing factions over the location of a deep sea harbor for Southern California will commence to-morrow forenoon in the re ception-rooms of the Chamber of Com merce building, where the first open ses sion of the board will be # held. It has been agreed between Hemy Haw good and Robert Moore of the Free Har bor Leacue, who are advocating the claims of San Pedro, and William Corthell and C. L. Hood, Southern Pacific engineers, who will present the Santa Monica side of the question, that at the public meeting for the hearing of evi dence the Santa Monica advocates should present the opening argument and state ments and that the San Pedro claimants will follow with the presentation of their testimony. The Santa Monica people will then have an opportunity for rebuttal, after which the San Pedro advocates will ciose the discussion. The board, it is un derstood, has agreed to accord to each side all the time desired in presenting its arguments. In view of the enormous amount of data collected it may require a number of days to go over the whole ground. The Commissioners have repeatedly said that they desired all the light possible regard ing both sites, and would give ample time for the purpose. In their argument, Engineers Corthell and Hood will declare that since the big wharf has been constructed at Santa Monica Canyon, the experience of ship masters has shown the wisdom of the location. This is true only in part. In ordinary weather vessels successfully dis charge their cargoes at Mr. Huntington's wharf, but in this respect San Pedro possesses equal if not superior advantages. The preference for San Pedro among marine insurance men emphasizes this fact, They make a much lower rate on cargoes bound lor San Pedro than on those for Santa Monica. This bit of information will doubtless be eschewed by Messrs. Corthell and Hood of the monopoly. It will be urged by the Santa Monica advocates that the holding ground at San Pedro is not good. A complete refuta tion of this statement is supplied by the testimony ol more than forty shipmasters, published in the official reports, while it was found very difficult to drum up any similar evidence in favor of Santa Monica. The Southern Pacific will assent that the water near San Pedro is exceedingly deep, and that, therefore, the swell is greater than at Santa Monica, where tbe depth, while adequate, is much less. An inspection of the charts published by the coast survey shows the incorrectness of this statement. It will be claimed that the proposed breakwater at San Pedro is not- protected j from southeast gales; that, therefore, the j locality is not desirable for harbor pur poses. This subject has been carefully considered in the official reports, and the conclusion reached is that no danger is to be anticipated from southern gales. It should be remarked in this connec tion that tbe inner harbor of San Pedro, which is conceded to be perfectly shel tered, and upon the surface of which scarcely a ripple is ever observed, is largely exposed to the so-called dangerous south east gales. Yet a ship within that inner harbor has never been disturbed thereby. Other arguments will be advanced in favor of Santa Monica — that it can lurnish better fresh water than San Pedro ; that it presents a better site for a city, and that it is more attractive as a place of resort and residence. These are not worthy of serious consideration, even supposing that they were well founded. The purpose sought is to establish a deep-water harbor for the convenience of commercial inter ests and as a suitable point for National defense, not for a summer and pleasure resort. ________ _____ DENOUNCES LYMAN ABBOTT. Washington's Governor- Elect Answers Re- flections Upon the Declaration of Independence. TACOMA, Wash., Dec. 20.— 1n the first of a series of powerful articles on funda mental principles of government, written for the Morning Union, GoTernor-elect John Rogers holds Rev. Lyman Abbott up to contempt because of his reflections upon the Declaration of Independence. Rogers points out the rule of brute force among ancient and savage races, and holds that the same methods are exercised to day in different form, when under the cloak of laws designed to protect the financially powerful advantage is taken by the privileged few of the weak and de pendent masses. Says he: When our fathers formed the United States production and distribution were compara tively free. Vast stretches of fertile soil were before them, measurably free to whoever chose to occupy and use. Distribution, too, ■was largely under control of the individual. The iror horse did not then compete with the farmer's teams. The power of individna.l man was vastly greater over his own career than to-day. Now, man— the average man— is constantly belittled and made to feel his inferiority in the presence of pompous wealth. Money is increasing in its power and its demands; nor Is there anything refused to it by our laws, for whatever its demands over production ana distribution may be, they are held to be legal ana, therefore, just, even though, like a frightful juggernaut, it crushes under it* ■wheels countless thousands for whom Christ wept and prayed and died. And so debased have become the occupants of many of our pulpits that, having forgotten the precepts of him who proclaimed the value of one soul as of greater worth than the whole world of wealth; having put behind them the rule of him who would have men do unto others only as they would have others do to them, now defend the approaching car of Mammon, telling the poor creatures who writhe under its wheels that it is the fault of the victims themselves that Mammon rides roughshod over the hopes and heaven-born aspirations of the poor. Jefferson, in our Declaration of Independ ence, declares; "We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights." This is plain. Certain rightsv powers and privileges are RiveD to man by the Creator or by nature. They come tob.lm from God. They are bis and not another's, but if we step in and deny our brother free exercise 01 what is given him by nature we come into opposi tion of the laws of nature. In scriptural lan guage, "We fight against God," and this is just what men are doing who deny to their brother gifts of a common father. It is true that superserviceable priest of the sod Mammon who occupies a pulpit in Brook lyn has lately told hie hearers that the Declara tion of Independence was a fanciful presenta tion of untrutb, and that hi' no longer be lieved it. As for niysi'lf, I leave so contempt ible a despiser of things American to the scorn and loathing ot the future, sure to cover his name with oDloquy and reproach. SUNDAY AT FRESNO'S FAIR. Workingmen Pass Into the Pavilion to View the Display of Luscious Fruits. FRESNO, Cal., Dec. 20.— The citrus fair had a very good attendance to-day, con sidering the fine weather for driving and other outdoor sports. There was a crowd at the shooting range, a crowd out to see the new Belmont bicycle track and crowds at the churches, the latter in particular not losing any in the way or attendance on account of the fair. The pavilion was comfortably filled in the afternoon and this evening the attendance was much larger. It was workingmen's day at tbe fair. Those who could not come during the week took advantage of the Sunday op portunity. Sunday being the farmer's day off as well as the workingman's. it was expected that the fruit-growers and ranchers of this vicinity would drive into town in greater numbers than they did to visit the fair. But the farmer evidently concluded that he had had enough of the fair on Saturday or mat there were others to attend the fair. The majority of him remained at home and enjoyed there a day that was particularly bright with sun shine and exceptionally invigorating at mosphere. A special musical programme was ren dered by Justy's band, which everybody who visited the fair has considered an ex cellent musical organization. The pro gramme consisted mostly of sacred music. Tue excellent choir of the Christian church appeared- at the pavilion in the afternoon, and, taking a position on the bandstand, rendered several hymns. The choir was heartily applauded and encored. Three members ot the Apollo Vocal Club assist d the choir. To-morrow will be tbe last day of the fair. Fresno and vicinity will turn out nobly in order to give the box-office a final lift. The fair has been a great suc cess as an exhibition of what the valley can do in the way of raising citrus fruits. The exhibit has astonished the whole State, for there is hardly a section of Cali fornia that has not been represented in the attendance. Second only in importance to the de monstrated fact that the San Joaquin Val ley can raise as good oranges, lemons and other citrus fruits as the southern part of the State, is the additional fact, even as effectively illustrated, that the crop of those fruits are ripe and ready for market from one month to six weeks earlier than they are in any other section of the State. Financially tbe fair will not be as great a success as it has been otherwise. The receipts will reach about $4000, while tbe expenses are a little over $5000. But the general committee of the fair, and the en terprising citizens who subscribed to the guarantee fund of $5000, are in a very good humor at the results achieved in the way of showing tbe earth and the people thereof what Fresno and tne counties of the valley can do; and they are not only willing, it is saia, but glad to make up the small difference between the receipts and expenses, if there is any when the doors of the pavilion close to-morrow night. TACOMA PASTORS SCHEME. Favors the Introduction of Billiards and Other Games in a House of Worship. TACOMA, Wash., Dec. 20.— Rev. W. H. Scudder, pastor of the First Congrega tional Church, this morning created a sensation by openly hinting that his house of worship should be changed into a mod ern institutional church. He cited nu merous instances of churches in Eastern cities where pool and billiard playing, bowling and other amusements were run in connection with the salvation of souls, and closed by saying: "The matter is in your hands, brethren. We will soon be in the new year." The congregation takes it as an argu ment favorable to the establishment of such features here. Some members favor submitting a definite plan of reorganiza tion on new lines, but many strongly con demn such a proceeding. The First Con gregational is one of the most aristocratic churches here and the feeling aroused is intense. If the institutional plan is adopted it will result in the indignant withdrawal of many leading members. SAN JOSE DAMAGE SUITS. Two Men Who Called A'ame* Go to the Courts for Redress. SAN JOSE, Cal., Dec. 20.— M. 8. Jaffe, formerly of this city, but now a liquor dealer of Stockton, has filed an answer and cross-complaint to the $5000 damage suit brought against him by H. Brosius. In the cross-complaint Jaffe asK3 for $10,000 damages against Brosius. He claims that his reputation was injured to that extent by the following words, which, he asserts, were used by Brosius : "You are a thief. You rob people. You sell gin that you fix up and call it Hol land gin. You sell your goods as eenuine; they are all doctored and will poison any one who drinks them." Several months ago Jaffe and Brosius bad a dispute over a bill, and in the row that followed Brosius claims Jaffe accused him of being a green-poods man. A suit for $5000 damages by Brosius at once fol lowed, the claim setting forth that Jaffe had used these words: ''You are a scoun drel and a swindler. You are a green goods man. You buy and sell green goods and you swindle and rob people with them." In his answer, filed yesterday, the de fendant denies that he used such language. DINNER FOR THE POOR. Bounteous Bepast to Be Followed hy a Free Entertainment. SAN JOSE, Cal., Dec 19.— The Ameri can Volunteers are preparing a magnifi cent feast for the poor of this city on Christmas. The workers of several churches are helping, and much en couragement is being met with. Com mittees are canvassing for supplies, and there promises to be an abundance of turkey and chicken, cakes, pies, candies and nuts and other dainties which are em blematic of Christmas. The tables will be spread in the armory on El Dorado street. All the poor will be welcomed and royally entertained. In the evening there will be a stereopticon entertainment, with a jolli fication to follow. Wanted at Madera. LOS ANGELEB, Cal., Dec. 20.— Albino Higuera was taken to Madera to-night to stand trial for burglary and jail-breaking committed three years ago. Higuera while awaiting trial for burglary, sawed through the bars of his cell window and escaped. He recently stole a horse in Ventura County. Police Officer Tala mentes arrested him -everal days ago. Gifts of a Merchant. The employes of a large business-house in this City have been made happy by a Christmas gift of an order for a fine hat on Groom & Hagan, hatters, 942 Market street, under the Baldwin Hotel. An order for one of this firm's elegant hats constitutes an acceptable present. Steel Hail* Shipped from Taeoma. TACOMA, Wash., Dec. 20.— The steamer Macduff sailed for the Orient this after noon with 2000 steel rails and 100 passen gers. These are the first rails ever shipped from the Sound. A Few little closes of Dr. D. Jayne's Expecto rant, promptly administered, will of en avert a dangerous attack of Luug or Throai disease, aud frequently save a life. The best family rill-Jayne's Painless Sanative. THE SAN FJRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1896. RABBI NIETO AT PALO ALTO Talks to Students in the Stanford University- Chapel. "Universal Charity" the Theme of a Pica to Men of All Creeds. Welcomes the Growth of a Spirit of To erance in the Churches of Tc-Day. STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Cal., Dec. 20.— At the invitation of the faculty of Stanford University Rabbi Jacob Nieto addressed the students this morning. He took as the subject of his address "Uni versal Charity." The following is a synop sis of his remarks: This world of ours, old as it is, has never witnessed the realization of its ideals, nor ex perienced the consummation of its hope in an ideal. To assume th« contrary would stig;ma ti ze our efforts, feeble our thoughts, unprogres sive, our ambitions definable, our aspirations limited; in short to human thought as a stag nant pool, a veritable quagmire of decaying and decayed brain matter. But humanity is a vast ocean of life in which myriads of strut gling organisms are constantly germinating and reproducing newer and better, ideas. Growth, continuous and never ending is the law of this universe, and that which is true of the universe at large is true of man or any portion or function of his organism. Even as from the clashing ol the waves of ocean new forms of life are produced, so from out the conflict of human emotions there emerge at all times pure and hallowed thoughts destined lor eternal life through the new ideals born ol them. The color and texture of the petals of a flower greatly depend upon tho nature of the soil that nourishes the tree and upon climatic environment. So the quality of man's thoughts— the flowers of his intellect— are reg ulated in a great measure by tile nature ot his education and his environment. I say, In a great measure, for even as you cannot make the rose tree bear corn so is it impossible to expect a brain to accomplish work that its structure does not permit. By all means known to him the gardener strives to produce a perfect flower, the Btockralser a perfect, horse and idealists have sought efficient and effective means to produce a periect human being. But the experience ot the horse breeder has demonstrated that there has been always room for improvement in the best spe cimens that he has obtained. The experience of man has shown that the human mind has never yet conceived an ideal Dut that it has occurred that after man has begun to arrange the actions ol his life in conformity to the iaeal a yd further and more perfectly devel oped form ol bis ideal has arisen. The ideal ol "Universal Charity," like all other ideals, was in its germ state rudimentary in outline and form, its moving power feeble, its awakening force weak. Egoistic in its first inception, following the rule oi universal law it became at length altruistic. Starting in the hopes and desires of the individual, it became quickly National and then by the gradual processes of development, universal. Offspring ot emotions ana sentiments the reverse of itself, like all germs it was forced to struegie for existence dependent upon that strength which it had derived from its parent thoughts. Liberty in iU embryo state is the offspring of two desires— freedom from oppression and vengeance on the oppressor. No sooner has the yoke been thrown off, how ever, than that desire receives a new and hallowed impetus. Tbe dreams of retaliation which in tbe cold darkness of despair seemed bright and warm, become despicable and loathsome, and the justice of taking vengeance upon the enemy darkens into a lurid picture of barbaric cruelty. Inhuman conduct has been the germ of all humane laws and cher ished plans of contemplated revenge have melted into ethical principles. The odious ness of repaying their oppressors In kind has impressed itself upon the minds of liberated peoples, and souls that hungered for revenge yearned to share their heavenly lot with lesß favored races. Convinced by comparison of the contradictoriness of their vicious intent and the lofty principles they had striven to vindicate, they had transformed themselves from demons of revenge into angels of mercy. That the world to-day cherishes this, the" lof tiest and noblest of Ideals, ii the greatest as surance oi the growth of intelligence that ex ists. All other ideals are comprised in it and the practice of the virtues necessary to its operation. It is a religion in itself and of itself, being the substance of all religions and ethical teaching taken together. Tolerant of all and oppress ing none, Justice to all without envy or hate, one law, one God. Tbe martial tread oi tbe armored soldiers of the medieval church may, through the terror of their warlike ap pearance, have forced upon a people creeds that were odious. The bristling front of equipped armies may have compelled the ac ceptance of comfortless dogmas, but the pious and gentler aspect of "universal charity" at tracts while it strengthens and infuses hope and courage into despondent hearts. The history of the development of human thought and conduct — of the growth of ideals — the thoughtful student may readily discover in tbe Bible. Unfortunately for humanity at large nearly all the sects that have adopted the Bible as the basis of their religious and moral teachings have considered a collection of books more sacred than human life and happiness. Their Insistence upon the unal terability of its enactions have tended to de feat the end for which they asbert man was created. Man has been asked to unreservedly accept all the statements contained therein as trutb for all time, and to guide bis actions under the altered conditions of to-day by the law of 4000 years ago. By this action they have defined and limited the wisdom and power of the Infinite and held In bondage hu man minds. Judaism accepts no such lim itation. Tbe scope of the operation of any law must be regulated In accordance with the requlremenU of the age. To use the words of the Talmud, "Everything according to the needs of tbe times." In the minds of those rough and ready philosophers, "Man created in the image of God whose wisdom lias no limit must neces sarily as to his mind resemble bis maker." He muit be possessed of an elasticity of thought, a power lor comprehending all things. Even as in the progress of bis bodily growth his form changes, so in the expansion of his mind must bis thoughts undergo a change. Tolerance of adverse opinions or conflicting religious ideas betokens a state of magnani mity bardly to be expected ol the early centuries of the present era. How much the less would we expect ideal tolerance of men who lived over 2000 years ago. Yet, this growth of the spirit of tolerance is to be found in the Bible. Jehovah, the God of Abraham the individual, becomes through Moses the God of Israel the nation, and through the breadth of mind of the second Isuiah the God of all the earth— the universal God. The father and protector of Adam becomes the father of the first-born Israel, aud through Malachi the faihcr of all mankind. All children do not adopt the same mode of greeting their parents, and so men should be permitted to approach their father in heaven as their natures prompted them. SANIA BARBARA SUICIDE Merchant John Krieg Fires a Bullet Into Hit Brain. SANTA BARBARA, Cal., Dec. 20.— John Krieg, a merchant of this city, com mitted suicide this morning. He arose early, telling his wife that he was going for a walk. Later he was seen strolling along the wharf. When some distance from shore he went to the edge and placed a pistol to his head. The echo of the shot and the splash of the body in the water told the result. Life being extinct when the body fell, it floated and was towed ashore. The Coroner was notified and an inquest held, the jury returning a verdict of suicide. Krieg leaves a widow and two children. Ho was a German by birth, and 50 years old. Will Bender "The Messiah." SAN JOSE, Cal., Dec. 20.— The oratorio of "The Messiah" will be presented at the First Methodist Church to-morrow and Tuesday evenings, for the benefit of the Associated Charities. The music will be under the direction of J. Hamilton Howe of San Francisco. 6ev*r. I ' ; «t* from San Francisco will assist the Ban Jose vocalists, There will be a chorus of 100 voices. TUGGERS ON THE ROPE. Another Say Spent by Men Palling Against Each Other for a Prize. Yesterday, less than a week from Christ mas, was an ideal day. Tbe sun shone with all the warmth and splendor that it does in midsummer. Thousands took ad vantage of the opportunity to visit the Park, the Cliff and vicinity. The tug-of-war was the great attraction in Sutro Baths, and within the big build ing there were thousands who had assem bled to see the strong men struggle against each other for tne prize offered. There was some little dissatisfaction at the outset because the poolbox bad been closed. It was decided to keep it closed and the men were informed that the tug must ba decided on merit alone. The first tug of the afternoon was be tween Ireland and Canada. The men, after several jiays' recuperation, were full of vigor and mounted the platform with a determination to hold oui against each other. The Canadians pulled with all the strength at their command, but at first they failed to make any impression on the indicator. After a brief rest they gave one strong tug and succeeded in hauling the Irish team over one cleat, and despite the efforts of the men from Ire land they were hauled along until eight cleats had been gained. There was an other tug and tbe indicator shot past the mark, the Canadians winning in four minutes and thirty-rive seconds. Up to that time Canada had won a tug from Portugal, Slavonia, Italy, Germany and Ireland and had a tie with Denmark. The next to measure their lengths on the platform were Italy and Germany. At the word "go" each side tUKged to move the indicator and each side made a good showing, but neither gained a cleat for more than a minute. Germany gained one oleat and by sheer strength Italy re gained it, but did not hold it long, lor the Germans got an advantage and held it uninterruptedly until they pulled the in dicator over the winning line, winning in three minutes and five seconds. This gives the victory to Germany over SlaVo nia and Italy, having been defeated by Sweden, America, Ireland and Canada. Sweden and Dedmark then went at it, Sweden gaining a point at the first tug and holding it for two minutes. One of the men from Denmark lost his footing and Sweden taking advantage of this tugged strongly and at the end of three minutes and thirty seconds they had pulled their opponents over the line. The tug placed Sweden the winner from Ger many, Italy, Ireland, Slavonia, Portugal and Denmark, without having met a de feat during the tournament up to that time. The next to appear were the teams representing the United States and Portu gal. This was a stubbornly contested tug, and while the United States' won in six minutes they did not have a walkover for they gained it only cleat by cleat with a rest between each cleat. This placed America as the winner of a tug from Italy, Norway, Germany, Denmark, Slavonic and Portugal without a defeat. The last pull for the day was between Norway and Slavonic. Tnis proved to be the best puU of ihe day. The team for Slavonia. lighter than the one from Nor way, gained three cleats, and for some time it was lose and gain one cleat at a time, but suddenly Norway got in eight cleats in one tug and after a rest carried their opponents over the line in five min utes and fifty-one seconds, the work being loudly applauded. This makes Norway the winner of a tug from Portugal and Slavonia and with a tie with Italy. There will De another tug on Sunday next. There will not be any ceremony in the matter of unveiling the Grant monument in Golden Gate Park, as the sheet was taken off the long-hid bust by order of Superintendent McLaren one evening last week. The monument was tendered by a committee of citizens to the Park Com missioners, the Commissioners accepted it and that was the end of it. Now that the shroud has been removed the bust of the illustrious defender of his country is ex posed to view. The comments of the people who gave it either a critical or passing glance was that "it is not much of a bust, anyhow." There have been others, but few that do lees credit to the man whose memory it is intended to honor. Since the reopening of the museum in the park the average attendance has been 1200 a day. The officials of the museum at this time are engaged in placing distinct and legible labels on all the exhibits. The employes of the museum are now attired in dark-blue uniforms and each wears a special's star. Vosmer made a balloon ascension dur ing the afternoon. « • * A printing machine to duplicate type written work has been invented by a Chi cago man. Open Tonight To please our patrons we will keep open this evening, for the special sale of Men's, Boys' and Children's - Holiday Clothing, at wholesale prices. A block and a half from Market street is not far to come when it saves you the enormous profits of the middlemen ; Remember the Blue Signs ! Remem- ber the saving those signs mean to you. Boys' and Children's fine stylish clothing our Holiday fad. - . A boy's best friend is his mother; boy, bring your mother to us for your holiday suit, and what she saves buying at our wholesale price will buy you all the toys you want. ■ * I I BROWN^^ Wholesale Manufacturers • Props. Oregon City Woolen Mills ' Fine Clothing For Man, Boy or Child RETAILED At Wholesale Prices 121*123 SANSOME STREET, Bet. Bush and Pine Sts. ALL BLUE SIGNS LOSES HIS LIFE IN THE BREAKERS Dr. Joseph Rodes of San Diego Drowned at La Jolla. Goes Fishing in a Frail Craft and Encounters Heavy Seas. Rescued Once, but Perishes While Attempting to Right His Boat. SAN DIEGO, Cal., Dec. 20.— An awful death overtook Dr. Joseph Rodes this morning at La Jolla. Dr. Rodes was one of the leading physicians of the city, al though only 33 years of age, and, through his wealth and high family connections, was quite prominent here and in Phila delphia, hia native city. He had a cot tage at La Jolla, and was spending ths Sabbath there with his family, consisting of his wife, two children and his brother in-law, John Keenan. Eodes and Keenan vent tishing this morning in a rowboat on the calm ocean, not far from the landing place. When they attempted to return at 11 o'clock they found the breakers very high and threatening to swamp their boat. They passed through one or two lines of comb ers without accident, and seemed to be out of dancer when a very large wave arose and filled the boat, capsizing it. Dr. Rodes 1 feet were tangled in the fishing lineß, but he succeeded in reaching the upturned boat with Keenan, and they were picked up by two other fishermen, W. E. Gouldman and Bob Stewart. After all were in the boat Dr. Rodes insisted upon trying to right his boat. While they were attempting this another great breaker dashed upon the four men and threw them out, turning the boat over and over. Dr. Rodes' boat was lifted and brought down with a crash, one end striking his forehead and fracturing his skulL He succeeded in swimming a few feet, but fainted, and Keenan, seeing his condition, swam to his assistance and held him above water. The three men were in a dangerous po sition, the breakers piling water over their heads and almost strangling them. Kee nan is an expert swimmer and quite ath letic He contrived to reach the capsized boat after herculean labor and clung to it, holding Rodes' head uniil help came from shore. Gouldman, one of the rescuing party, was overcome by the waves: and almost drowned. He bad only an oar to cling to, but one of the others, after reach ing the boat, flung a rope to him by which he saved himself. Dr. Rodes' wound on the head was the immediate cause of his death. Keenan, holding him up, noticed that he grew deathly pale and before the rescuers came he found that Rodes was dead. The rescuers, John Kennedy and C. S. Dear born, reached the party twenty minutes after the accident and all was almost on the point of giving up from exhaustion. Mrs. Rodes was in the cottage overlook ing the little cove where her husband met his death. She was spared the agony of witnessing the accident, however, and while waiting for uer husband to return was made acquainted with the news. A special car was sent out to La Jolla this afternoon and the body was brought to the city. An inquest will be held to morrow morning. Dr. Rodes was quite wealthy, having a fine home at Fourth and A streets. Found Dead nt Mammoth Tank. SAN DIEGO, Cal., Dec. 20.— Coroner Johnson received word to-night that an unknown man, supposed to be a tramp, was found dead on the railroad track at Mammoth Tank, on the desert, to-day. He had been cut in two by a passing train, probably during the night. Veterans Honor Their Late Comrade. SAN DIEGO, Cai., Dec. 20.—Heintzel man Post, G. A. R., turned out almost 100 old veterans this morning, who marched to the Santa ife depot, accompanying the body of the late Captain George E. Lemon, who died at C ronado on Friday. The body was sent to Los Angeles, and will be shipped thence in a special car to Washington for interment Ex- Judge Witherby'a Funeral. BAN DIEGO, Cal., Dec. 20.— The funeral of the late ex-Judge 0. S. Witherby was held this morning at the family resi dence, Second and D streets. A large number of friends, some of them old com rades of the Judge in the stirring pioneer days, gathered to pay their respects. Many floral pieces were sent by friends. At Mount Hope Cemetery San Diego Lodge No. 138, I. O. 0. F., conducted the ceremonies. SELMA CONFLAGRATION. Flouring Mill and ( ontenta Destroyed by Flames. SELMA, Cai., Deo. 2a— The Selma flouring-mill was burned this morning at 6 o'clock, with twenty tons of corn and several thousand sacks of flour, wh at and bariev. Four hundred cords of wood also went'up in smoke. The fire is supposed to have been started by an incendiary. C. Bachtold, the proprietor, has been doing business with the entire valley and as far south as Mexico. A lot of new machinery was recently put in. The mill will be re built. The loss is f 30,000; insurance, $10, -000. For Friends Abroad. There is no more delightful souvenir to send to friends abroad than the Christmas News Letter, out to-day. Of all news dealers. Office 5% Kearny street. Eighty eight pages, 15 cents. People who use tobacco to a great de gree are rarely sufferers from cholera. TAKE YOUR CHOICE! WILL YOU BE WISE - - OR - FOOLISH? WEAK - - OR - VIGOROUS? PONY - - OR -POWERFUL? MANLY ■ ■ OR -. BASHFUL? NERVY - ■ OR - NERVOUS? Now it has to be one thing or the other with yon, and no one is to be blamed, if yon choose foolishly. Poor mortal that you are, why do you keep on and on in your folly That lassitude, that shaking— which sometimes almost amounts to paralysis; those fears of death; that bashful and weak-kneed way that you have of setting around, and that knowl- edge that you have that you get no joy out of life that is worth speaking about- all these things are signs that you are suffering from that dangerous disease Nervous Prostration. Get rid of it! Yes, get rid of it, and start in at once. There's life and strength and manhood and virility and vigor ahead for yon if you want them. ■*- HUD YIN ■ "*■ The marvelous remedio-treatment that is used at the Hudson Medical Institute, the (Treat white building at the corner of Ellis, Market and Stockton streets, has saved thousands upon thousands from all the horrors that you are afflicted with, and your case is by no means too far gone. Go there or write and ask for circular." and testimonials about this grand remedy. Why, in thirty days you won't know 1 yourself, and no matter whether you have ' got kidney, liver or bladder trouble; whether you have had a bad case of blood- poisoning and have a lace and a body covered with bad pimples and blotches, or whether you are run down and unable to perform the big functions of nature — it will be all the same to those wonderful physicians. You ask what they will do for you! They will cure you and make a whole man of you. ... STATEMENT OF THE , CONDITION AND AFFAIRS % OF THE . BALOISE FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF BASLE, SWITZERLAND, ON THE 31ST day of December, A. D. 1895, and for the year ending on that day, as made to the Insurance Commissioner of the State of California, pursuant to the provisions of sections 610 and 611 of the Political Code, condensed, as per blank furnished by the Commissioner. CAPITAL. Capital..... «3,000,000 00 Amount of Capital Stock, paid np in cash. 400,000 00 '•'•- •} ASSISTS. . Real Estate owned by Company.... $ 299,752 22 Loans on Bonds and Mortgages..... 877,60000 Cash Market Value of all Stocks and Bonds owned by Company. 215,776 13 Cash In Company's Oflice and in 8ank5....... 123,677 36 Interest due ' and accrued on ■ all •. stocks and L0an5...... 6,932 82 Premiums in due Course of Collec- tion... 44,996 77 [ Total Assets....; $1,068,786 30 I V. ..','._. INABILITIES. I losses Adjusted and Unpaid 949,103 40 ! Losses In. Process of Adjustment or • I In Suspense 41,182 20 Gross Premiums on Fire Risks run- I . ning ' one year or lass, : $485,- -| 482 23; reinsurance 50 per cent. 243,741 11 ; Gross Premiums Ou > ire Risks run- ning more than one year, $82,- -] - 038 93; reinsurance pro rata.... 50,862 89 j Cash Dividends remaining unpaid.. ■ 258 00 1 Total Liabilities $381,197 60 j ' ' INCOME. ■-;■ ■ - - Net Cash actually received for Fire Premiums ........:............... $567,519 17 Received (or Interest and Dividends . on Bonds, stocks, Loans and from ail other sources. 33.810 67 Received for Bents. 11,240 46 Total 1nc0me................... $612,670 30 j . , EXPENDITURES."""" i Net Amount paid for Fire Losses... $350,029 1 1 i Dividends to Stockholders 2400000 j Paid or Allowed for Commission or -■ ' 8r0kerage........... ._ 105 155 40 I Paid for salaries. Pees and other " ' Charges for Officers, Clerks, etc. 52 095 23 Paid for State. National and Local I X&X63 ••••••••.«•.■'•••».* ' c ROT so ; All other Payments and Expend!- . . / . j ture5....... ........................ ,24,717 10 ' Total Expenditures ...... $564,504 68 I;. RISKS AND PREMIUMS. i_; .- ".'.-■■ ■ ■'..;: : Fire Risks. , •. Premiums. Net amount of risks ' ' ■ ~ *^~ ■•■ ■ •written during y o a r to,risks « 194 ' 873 -" •526.500 43 expired during ; " N^f aTdunTin 37 ' ' 3 « -67,898 32 • force December : 31, 1895.' ........ 325,073.194 567,519 17 '■] R. ISELIN, President. ;' A. TRoXIjEK, Manager. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 9th day Of April, 1896. GEORGE OIKFORD, United States Consul. SITZ & 00., ;'."> GENERAL AGENTS. 410 California St., San Francisco. NEW TO-PAT.' ; . _.-_ - 'AT AUCTION TO-MORROW, TUESDAY DECEMBER 83, 1896, ;i >!■;■■ -j At 12 o'clock noon, . . ' - AT OUR SALESROOM, 638 MARKET ST Market-Street Improved Property. Northwest line Market st., 114:6 feet south of Franklin; large lot, extending through 10 Pagi St.; Improvements on the Markec-sl. front; alsi on the Page st. front. This piece of property 1 Improving every day and soon will be wort! S3UOO per front foot. It is In the first block beyonc Van Ness avenue and in the march of elegant Im provements. A big chance for a specula or o capitalist. Examine this; lot 27:6x104:10, throu"l to Page at., which it fronts 21 :9 feet. Downtown Property— lmproved. South line (Xos. 607% and 609) Pine St., 137 •( feet west of Grant aye : front building, 4 stories 27 rooms and bath: rear building, 2 stories, 10 rooms; well built, in fine condition; always rented rent 3Oj cement \v»Us; basalt rock on Pine st. lot 34:41/2*137 :6 feet. Residence Lot Near Market Street. South line of Clinton Park, 155 east of Dolorei St., and near Market st: lot ready for building pleasant surroundings; examine this; must rx sold; Castro-st. cable; lot 25x75 feet. Nob Hill Residence. North line (No. 1816) of Pine st. 68 feet east o 1 Octavla; 2-story bay- windowed residence of i rooms and bath; basement; cement sidewalk and garden walks; bituminous street; everything in splendid shape; large lot, 28x107:6 feet. Golden Gate Park Residence. • East line (No. 216) of Ashbnry st., 100 feet north of Fell; handsome 2-story bay-windowed residence; 7 rooms and bath; high basement; in fine . condition ; cement-stone walk; Iron fence- brick foundation: tine home; one-half block from Golden Gate Park; several cable roads; lot 25x103 feet. Magnificent Corner Lot. Southwest corner of Pacific and Jones sts.; all I ready to Improve; , would pay well with stores be | low and flats above; good location for builneis; Pacific st. In basalt rock and cement-stone walk; '■ Jackson and Hyde st. cables; large corner lot 1 60x52:4 feet Probate Sale. Northwest line (No. 538) of Howard st., 425 feet south of First; Improvements, 2 dwellings of 10 and 4 rooms. This Is close to business prop- erty, and Howard st. must soon become a business street; plenty of car lines: lot 25x85 feet Oak- Street Business Property, Near Golden Gate Park. South line of Oak st., 187:6 feet west of Deviia- dero; 2 handsome business lots, and but 1 block from Golden Oute Park; Improved with stores below and flats above; rent quickly; examine these; must be sold; 2 lots, 25x137:6 feet. Mission Heights— Cottage. . West line (No. 164) of Clara aye.. 168 feet north of Eighteenth st., near Douglass ; pretty bay-window cottage of 5 rooms and bath: street sewered, graded and macadamized; cement walk and Iron fencing: examine this; Elghteenth-st. electric-cars; lot 28x136 feet. . For Catalogues, Terms, etc., Inquire of EASTON, ELDRIDGE & CO., ■ Office and Salesrooms 638 Market St. li Coughs and Golds ii ¥ 5 I CAN BE CURED. j| I | If neglected they cause that dread dis- Q 8 ease, Consumption. a ( I ______ II 4■ < ► p ' ■■•■■•"-' ' O J Dr. Martin's -Pain Cttrer ± i, ... . "..' . ■■ i-'ii :,-.-;■ ■•■■' wx'< > 1(1 Is a remedy that is nnequaled. Q ;1 1 Price, 25c, 50c, $1 Per Bottle J | |( i ______ - '. '"'■'» 1 , L. CALLISCH, ' M _ Wholesale Agent for the Pacific Coatt, , 7 v Ban Jose, Cal. x %3 . - ■ . . ■ - » * ( ■ .i - - - ■ ■■ W 2 For sale by all druggists. Tha trade ' ' 9 supplied by Kedington & Co.. Mack & O ♦ Co. and Langley & Michaels, San Fran- £ © Cisco. -V v'-'v.- 1 : -■■• 9 &»••■•■♦•♦•♦•♦—♦•♦•♦• •♦< STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION AND AFFAIRS OF THE HELVETIA SWISS FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, OF ST. HALL, BWITZERIiAND.ON THE SIBT day of December. A. D. 1895, and for the year ending on that day, as made to the Insurance Commissioner of tne State of California, pursuant to the provisions of sections 610 and 611 of the Po- litical Code, condensed as per blank furnished by the Commissioner. \ " ■. ■'>.;»,.;.. '" .-■' CAPITAL. ;■ \ .' ,;-•* . Capital $2,000,000 00 Amount of Capital Stock, paid op In Cash 400,000 00 ASSETS. '. .. . .,. .". Real Estate owned by Company. ... 9 1,000 00 Loans on Bonds and Mortgages 091,295 21 Cash Market Value of all Mocks and Bonus owned by Company..."... ■ 855, 39 Cash In Company's Office and in ' Banks 272,38857 Interest due and accrued on Bonds ■ "■ -' 5 • and Mortgages :.'.;. -.:..•.. i 22,02710 Premiums In due Course of Collec- ' tion 162,12260 Total assets $1.944.090 87 M ABILITIES. .~7" Losses Adjusted and Unpaid 1 Losses in Process of Adjustment] ■ ■ or in Suspense f. 987,290 37 Losses Resisted, including Ex- 1 pnnses J Gross Premiums on Fire" Risks run- - ' , ning one year or less, $H36,- -960 5tS: reinsurance 50 per cent. 318,480 28 Gross Premiums on Fire Risks run- " " ning more than one year, $180,- ' ■ U.: 799 71; reinsurance pro rata 128,839 77 Due and accrued for Salaries, Kent, • - etc....... 11.60000 j All other Demands against the Com- < • pany.......... 191,293 81 TotaHJabllliUes ............... $747,309 13 INCOME. ■ - • , Net Cash actually received for Fire 1 . Premiums 9710,980 62 ; .Received for interest on Bonds and * Mortgages ........;:.,. •'• 24,926 63 Received for interest and dividends i -■ On Bonds, stocks. Loans, and • f' : \ from all other sources 32.780 78 Total Income $768,637 93 EXPENDITURES. Net amount paid for Fire Losses.... $369,460 49 Dividends to Stockholders. 96,000 00 Paid or allowed for Commission or . 8r0kerage............;... 101,338 80 Paid for .Salaries, Fees and other ■ ■• . charges for officers, clerks, etc.. 47,300 83 Paid for State, National and Local ,-■■-«-■ x Taxe5........ ...;...........' 17,142 97 All other payments and expendi- tures..... . ;...-:■■■• 47.60190 ; Total Expenditures.;......!..". 9678,744 99 BISKS ANn PREMIUMS. ~ ~ ' i ' Fire RUks. Premiums. Net amount of Risks y V e r ,lr tendn " n . g . l . be 9807.956,565 $1,448,16601 Net amount of Risks expired during the year.............. 634,072,021 792,10311 Net amount In forcp . •• • ; ; ■ , ; . . Decenib<rr3l,lB9s. 441,133,58»} 767,760 27 ","* ."' ' F. HALTMAYER, President. 31. J. GKOS3H AN, Secretary, .Subscribed and sworn to < before < me, this Slat day of March, 1896. . IBVIxOB .RICHMAN. . ; ..' ,".-'.: U. 8. Consul-General. SlTzlc CO., GENERAL AGENTS. ■ : 410 California Street, San Francisco.