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SATURDAY .7. MAY 27, 1899
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JOHN D. SPRECKELS, Proprietor.
Address All Communications to W. S. LEAKE, Manager.
PUBLICATION OFFICE ..Market and Third Sts.. S. F
Telephone Main IMB.
EDITORIAL ROOMS 217 to 221 Stevenson Street
Telephone Main 1874.
Ftnjfle Copies, S cents.
Terms by Mi.lt, Including Postage:
DAILY CALL (lncltldlnj Sunday Call), on* year $0.00
DAILY CALL (Including Sunday Call). 6 months 3.00 i
DAILY CALL (Including Sunday Call), t month* •>. 1.30
DAILY CALL— By Single Month «»5c
WEEKLY CALL, Oae Ye«r....- 1.00
AH postmasters are authorized to receive FubscrtpUons.
eanyile coplts will be rorwar.*.<>d wber. requeet«d.
OAKLAND OFFICE ~ 908 Broadway
f\EW YORK OFFICE.. Room 188,' World BtrHdlnft
C. GEO. KROGNE6S. Ad\-ertislnft Representative.
WASHINGTON (D. C.) OFFICE Wellington Hotel
C. C. CARLTON, Correspondent.
CHICAGO OFFICE .'.Marquette Building
C. GEOR<3E KROG.NESS. Advertising Representative.
BRANCH OFFICES— S27 Montgomery street, corner Clay
open until 9:30 o'clock. 387 Hayes street, open until
9--3 C o'clock 621 McAllister street, open until 9:30
o'clock;. 615 Lar^ln street, open until 9-.30 o'clock
-1941 Mission street, open until 10 o'clock- 2291 Market ;
£treet. corner Sixteenth, open until 9 o'clock- 2518
Mission street, open until 9 o'clock- '06 Eleventh.
itreet. open until 9 o'clock- 1505 Polk street, open
until 9:30 o'clock- NW. corner Twenty-second ana
Kentucky streets, open until 9 o'clock-
Columbia— "The Moth ani the Flame."
("IrfiT'.d Openi Hnuse — The Gypsy Baron."

A] .: .: "In M .. • --a."
Chute* Zoo and Free -r— Vaudeville every afternoon
and fv.riinc.
Olympian-Corner Mason and Ellis Specialties.
Interstate l'anorama Co., M«iki«t street, near ElgUth— Bat-
Ue of Manila Hay. .
EgUtTO l^.Uhs-SwiiTiTninß.RaPf-s, etc. Tw-r.ty-Flf:h Ftreets,
Ice. Tobocpan Grounds, Dolorea and Twenty-Fifth streets,
Glen Park— Mission Zoo and Cirrus tcwlay.
Sliffnian-Oay Hall-Knelsel Conrort, This Afternoon.
RecreaticA I'ark— lias«-i>all to-day.
WHEN the Grand Jury began to i tigai
that the inquiry would
; ■ isc and n mprehensive
sible in order that the whole subject might be
' nown.
■ iw reason for 1 vrill be
d and thai • ■ . tion will be un-
i >\v that the
- on straw bonds
■ried on with impunity for so long a time
:.■ ,-\ | i bold they hardly
:en the
lvC been ti
in the matt* I is id th< Supervisors themselves
have shown an undue willi to relieve from
theif obligai I bonds that ha\
• straw
and with Supervisors rea ieve sureties
d bonds, the life of a criminal in San Francisco
has ; ■ 9 means an unpleasant 'me.
The > [< of the evil is far greater than the
public : -cd. .Attorney O'Donncll, who has
:d to !"■ >k after the recov
i iti d bi mds, stated to .a i tative of
The Call that when he wa i d to take chajge
•it eight years ago he discovered that
inized j,'an>r was in existence that made a living
of acce] '-■■■ bonds. By
rts 1 - ■ • dispei »ed and the
-. but Mr. * >'Donn< I
■'Within the past two years this pernicious
tin been rearing its head and many sureties en
tirely worth! ; ''ks in the
Police Conns and others have been extremely negli
gent in accepting bonds, if nothing worse, and 1 have
experiei it trouble in ■ m of the
I" >nd- ■ the < given that
they had been pigeonholed or mislaid. I have sug
many times in my reports to the Board of Su
pervisors a system whereby on< uld take
of and be responsible for all bonds accepted,
More particularly in the I'" : urts. I can
not watch the J' 1 rts and musl rely upon the
IrtS to notify me of any bond that is
not considered right. My dutj is merely to take ac
tion when a bond is declared forfeited. Therji i
party to l r>i| k •■ bonds, and
d index should be kept showing what hail
h bond."
It i- imp< rati ething 1 ■ ■ '•
to puni the straw bi >nd frau
being i i by the Grand Jury, but that steps
be taken to pre\ enl the future.
The evil has become so notorious as to be an open
• ttention has been dii the fact that
minals have been re!' .-••' before their
bail b< 1 filed. Persons known to be |
sional and iriveterafc "crooks" have been turned
loose in that summary way. h is time to have a clean
•I in the fraud-, and then
the adoption of some measure which will at least
ult in future.
Mark Twain, after having poked fun at all the
royalties of Europe for lo! these many years, rtiet
Wan- ntly when ushered into the presenc<
The j:re.-u American hu
morist, wl ipposed to be as read]
completely 1 1 ■ d. His. !■ 1
weakened and his teeth ■■ d. While ha
swallowed German verbs were gnawing at'his vital,
lips could not frame a Teutonic appeal for help.
For the first time in his life he wa an easy Mark.
] Ie was up against it.
Tin- Tinted Stat rnment is meeting with a
• tfban sol
what they have not earned. Fractious Cuban |
are urging their followers not to part with tl
honor for $75. A belief is current that the "patri<
would lose nothing b ng the money.
ticians interesttd in the future of the National
:ratic party intend to -'^cuss "Why Are We
■ St. Louis. The toasl "Where
Are We?" will not b< | until after the Presi-
I ( •!<■( ti< »n.
Admiral Schley. in declining to review his part in
thr Spanish war. says that those who assist in mak
ing history should not write it. The distinguished
sailor seems to have no particular objection, how
J. F. Price has decided not to contest Maude's seat
tii the Highway Commission. He is under the im
n that such a proceeding would be nothing
short of unladylike.
THE Evening Post of this city ought to be inter
esting to theologians. It is probably the only
existing and conceded specimen of plenary and
literal inspiration. Not dnly its ideas but its lan
guage . such as it is, are inspired directly by the Mills
thai grind unceasingly in the yellow building at the
intersection of Market. Montgomery and Post streets.
On Thursday it transmitted to an incredulous pub
lic a few of the latest railroad falsehoods. The Mar
ket Street Kail way Company has asked the Super
visors for so much of the earth, with two or three
trifling reservations, as lies on the northern side of
th<- city, between Market street, the bay and the
it, and a large proportion of the territory on the
southern side, between Market street, the bay and
the divi-hng line between San Francisco and San
Mateo County. It has pieced out and adjusted its
ing franchises so as to exclude all possible com
petitiou. It pr, /poses to connect the Post street and
the Geary rtrcet systems by a new franchise for one
k on Taylor street, which also unites with an old
unused franchise that ought long since to have
been forfeited It has also directed its agents in the
board to confer upon it a new franchise along Grant
avenue from Geary street to Bush street and down
to Sansome street. It has further ex
n of Montgomery street, of Sansome
street and of Battery street
These are only portions of the intricate network of
franchises and privileges of which the present clean
up of the Market Street Railway Company is composed,
but they arc sufficient for our present object, and the
omitted parts oi the gigantic scheme have been more
than once recapitulated in The Call. Surrounded and
entrenched by all the other franchises and privileges,
it has offered to surrender its existing cable franchise
on Geary street in return for a now franchise "to run
fifty years, but for the initiatory five without any
contribution to the municipal treasury. On this
street, between Grant avenue and Taylor street, it
claims to own another old and unused franchise,
so that on so much of the route it assumes that in
additi -ion it has a double grip. The
Street Railway is now substantially part of the
Market Street Railway system, but it has a s<
lity to bondholders of $671,000 that will not
ire until 1921, or about eighteen years after the
present franchise will expire. This deliberate fraud
is to be ratified by the new franchise, and it hae been
dy pointed out by The Call that, with this ac
quisition for fifty years ami an expenditure of
>00. interest at 5 per cent per annum on at least
two millions could be secured.
The railroad, through the Post, on Thursday last
ited the Geary street application from the re
: of the swindle in which it is an important
element, and, treating it as standing by- it -elf, inquires
why, if it is so valuable, the proprietors of three
morning newspapers that oppose the projected fraud
cannot singly or collectively outbid the Market
Street Railway Company and thus reap the larpe
ley anticipate from the steal. "Does any one
believe," says the railroad or Mr. Huntington or the
or all three — "that if this franchise had one
tenth of the value that it is asserted to have by
, Hearsi and De Young, any of
mid hesitate for a moment to secure
it over the Market street company, which, it is
• think of bidding anything like what
the franchise is worth? Here are three millionaires—
men who are Looking for business investments —
loudly clamoring that a valuable franchise of the city
is being given away, when any of them could 6ecure
it by making a fair bid therefor."
And, to clinch the proposition, attention is railed
fact that no immediate payment of money is
d, but that the responsible bidder-, offering
the lai .. ntage of gross receipts will take the

There are numerous answers to this correlation of
impudent mendacity. The Market Street Railway
ipany, which evidently has not examined its own
charter in connection with the Illinois decision
Pullman Car Company, considers adver
: tisjng a legitimate part of the railroad business. It
does not follow th;<t the owners of newspapers should
ide the purchase of street railway franchises as
mpaniment of that kind of investment.
But the truth is that, when the deary street franchise
is offered the Maria-: Str< el Railway Company will be
cessarily the # only bidder. Of incalculable value to
If, tin- purchase would he worthless to any other
idual or corporation. The monopoly, with its
dv] . im on four blocks of Geary street and
entire line flanked by and connected with
other branches of its gridironed system, could
afford to corrupt a dozen Boards of Supervisors, at
the highest known rate.-, in order to consummate its
■ '(■-a!'.- robbery. But it can laugh at competition
! the gullibility of any citizen who would believe
one of its false and bold assertions.
There are only two real questions in this business.
in-;. has a bare majority of the Board of Super
under the lead of a majority of the Street
Committee, absolutelj agreed in advance to adopt
the legislation dictated by the monopoly? To this
question an affirmative answer has already been twice
given. ■ md, can ;• bare majority control the
'i. or i- it i>. . • ssary to override the veto,-, of
tyor? Th< opinion seems to be that
section 68 of the consolidation act is hoi inconsistent
■.\ii!i the statutes of [893 and i*> 7, and so far there
; no evident c that two more votes arc in the market.
It cannot be too thoroughly drilled into the public
thai this shameless attack upon the municipal
it) CANN( >T be successful without palpable corrup
tion A Supervisor who would confer a franchise for
fifty years, when hi- own constituents have voted to
nty the, and when the latest expres
sion of thrir will, ratified by the Legislature, will bo
operative in seven months, i a I fcRTAINLY dis
as it is certain that two and two make four,
rvisor who will vote to exempt a corporation
from the payment of any percentage for five yea.rs
and then to exact an amount which will not exceed
.} per edit, when, under a new charter, framed by
Freeholders Of his own city, approved by popular
vote and - mcfioned by the Legislature, for five years
than 3 per cent of gross receipts can be col
lected, and after that for equal portions of twenty
years 4 and 5 per cent, MUST be a dishonest m^i.
A Supervisor who, within seven months of vie
operative force of a new charter that permits one
ilway company to u^e the rails of another for
ten Mocks, votes for a franchise limiting that use to
5T be a dishonest man.
These are .--elf evident and indisputable proposi
tions. It i> equally indisputable that seven Super
it vote five, but that five can frequently
k seven, especially if two of them would have
to be purchased by a railway corporation, and at
It t one of tli- two i> unapproachable at any price.
Mrs. Inez Adams, of Ukiati is a woman worthy of
more than passing fame. Discovering that her hus
band was infatuated with another woman, she packed
his grip in the presence of her rival and gave him
orders to pack off at once with both pieces of bag
setts is among the Republican leaders who op
pose imperialism. He has been Secretary of
the Treasury and has long been prominent in party
affairs and public matters. His words of warning
added to those of Republican United States Senators
and of the President himself deserve attention and
should be heard and heeded.
One of the most eminent of Western Governors
was William Larrabee of lowa, long a member of the
State Senate before his election for two terms as
Governor. He is now, by appointment of Gov
ernor "Shaw, chairman of the Board of Control,
which has charge oi all the State institutions, and is
lecturer on constitutional law and civil government
in the State University. In a recent lecture in that
institution he said:
"The President is not justified in the measures he
is now using and the plan he is following. We who
oppose expansion are called little Americans, while
those 'big' Americans are pursuing a course that
will bring disaster to our nation. The Philippines are
a country totally unfit for habitation by Americans
and offering no advantages except to a few ad
venturers. The people are 10,000,000 of the worst and
most unmanageable in the world. It will take a thou
sand years to teach them the first principles of Ameri
can citizenship, and as long as we hold them we will
have the opportunity to pay war taxes -and stain the
soil with the life blood of our young men. A great
mistake has been made. It was easy at one time to
avoid it. If the President had instructed the Com
missioners who made the Paris treaty to unload them,
instead of paying the price he did for this worthless
class of people and this non-productive land, the
question would not have appeared. It will cost this
country $50,000,000 per year to hold the Philippines
and the blood of many of our citizens. The islands
will be a constant drain on our population and our
purse, and, as for me, I wouldn't give the life of one
lowa boy for the whole land and its ten million
These expressions were received with every demon
stration of favor, tor Governor Larrabee is a much
respected man and of great influence in his State. It
is noteworthy that the thoughtful opposition to im
perialism comes from the Republican party. Colonel
Bryan, who a year a^o wont to Washington and ad
vised war because it would be "good politics," is
crying in more or less of a wilderness against expan
sion, but the motive is the same — a desire to make
politics and seek party advantage. In his case the
(.lenient of principle is lacking, and if positions were
reversed he would as readily join Senator Morgan
and the Democratic expansionists as stand where
he is.
The matter is one for the deepest nnd most pro
found Republican consideration. Neither the Presi
dent nor the party is committed to any permanent
. A strong imperialist party exists within the
tanks of both parties and is trying to manufacture a
for the President and to whip the country into
it. There is no evidence thru these fanatics represent
him or that lie is in sympathy with their repudiation
of the Decalogue, the Declaration of Independence"
and the constitution. Indeed there is every ground
for belief that he will promptly purge himself of any
suspicion of sympathy with their mi-Republican propa
ganda. The most respectable opinion in both par
ti* s is opposed to the imperial scheme. By this we
mean the men who r.re in no sympathy with Bryan's
use of the issue as a jimmy to force free silver into
the treasury policy. Republicans who believe in lAn
roln and revere his memory cannot brook the policy
of holding subject races. To them it is as offensive
as to hold slaves. The hiiji and mighty doctrines of
the party, conceived upon the- best ideals and, held to
1 roled the i as dear to Republicans
now as when they were inscribe. l upon it > banners
in 185 ft and triumphed in iB6O. When those ideals are
exchanged for their antipodes the party will have
parted with its Hf< apd its epitaph may be written.
submitted opinion that the office of Commis
sioner of Public Works h.Ts no longer a legal
existence brings to light another evidence of the
carelessness with which legislative work is done at
Sacramento, and the carelessness in this case is the
re annoying because it may compel a cessation of
I river improvement at a time when it is urgently
It appears from the record that no doubt can exist
as to the intention of the Legislature to continue the
office, which under the original art terminated March
I. The act which was sent to the Governor, however,
and signed by him, was not identical in form with that
which was passed by the two houses of the Legisla
ture. The Attorney General holds that the defect
vitiates the whole act, and consequently that the office
has landed.
A test case on the i^sue will of course be promptly
made up for submission to the Supreme Co.urt, and
ir is fair to presume an early hearing and decision
will be given by that body. In the meantime, how
it is probable the Board of Public Works will
have t-i suspend operations. In fact, H. J. Corcoran,
a member of the auditing committee, is reported to
have said: "The auditing committee's hands are
tied, and not one step further in the direction of
river improvements can be taken until the Legisla
ture meets and passes a new act creating the office."
Mr. Corcoran takes, perhaps, too hopeless a view of
the situation. Where legislative enactments are
vague in their terms Supreme Courts have not in
frequently construed them according to the plain in
tention of the framers, and such a course may he
taken by the court in the present case. Should such
be the decision ol the court the cessation of the work
i if river improvement would he for a shorter time
than Mr. Corcoran fears, and the wrong done to the
State by the carelessness of the officers of the Legis
lature would be less than he supposes.
The incident serve? to point once more the familiar
moral of employing competent and faithful clerks for
the performance of all the clerical work of the legis
: lative body. It has been the custom to make the dis
tribution of clerkships and offices of all kinds in con
nection with legislative sessions the spoils of party
politics. The persons chosen as attaches arc hardly
ever fit to (In anything except the lower sort of cam
paign work. They take their positions at Sacramento
as payment for past services and rarely think of giv
ing any earnest and careful service there. The conse
quence ft that bills are shuffled and huddled along
from one House to another and from the Legislature
to the Goyernor without much regard for accuracy.
Thus, unless the legislators themselves keep close
watch on measures in which they are interested,
blunders are almost certain to be committed. In the
present case the blunder is an annoying one under the
j best 'terms that can be made of it, and may prove to
j be costly in the extreme.
During the time yesterday that Admiral Schley
was on the top of Pikes Peak that eminence was cer
tainly the pinnacle of fame.
The real estate market continues dull,
although all the brokers appear to b< do
Ing something; and full of confidence In
the future outlook. No great revival [a
looked for, however, before fall, after the
crops have been harvested and the money
from the country begins to H'>w Into the
city. There is no question In the minds of
t hi*- more conservative dealers thai the at
tempt on the part or" a few to create the
Impression that prices were hound to go
up is responsible for the partial .stagnation
that at present characterizes the market.
Owners will ri'jt s.-ll for what their prop
erty la worth and Investors arc not pay
ing fancy prices. The latter demand prop
erty that will pay a fair Interest on the
price paid, and until the owners come to
a realization of the fact that there fs no
boom on transactions will bo necessarily
Still property Is changing hands dally
and some very considerable deals have
been consummated during the week, the
largest thus far heard from being a trans
action involving over $100,000, which was
ed through by Bovee, Toy & Sonn
tagr. For reasons best known to them-
B( Ives the names of both buyer and seller
are withheld* for the present, but the
money to bind the bargain has been paid
over and the deeds are now being pre
The Santa Fe is reported to be negotiat
ing for a block of land In the vicinity of
its recent purchase near the water front.
There are several available pieces, but
that which appears most available or
suitable to the purposes of the railroad
is the old United States Hospital block
on which the Sailors' Home is located.
Bovee, Toy & Sonntag have practically
concluded the leas.' of the new flve-story
building at the corner of Spear and Mar
ket streets to the United States for the
use of the Commissary Department. The
lease has been approved by Colonel Long
and the ratification of tho War Depart
ment is expected daily. The building is
owned liv \V. W, Young and occupies a
lot 46x137 feet. It is equipped with elec
tric passenger elevators, a freight ele
vator and two sidewalk elevators, and is
admirably adapted to the use of the Com
missary Department, which is badly
(ramped in its present quarters.
Bovee, Toy & Sonntag also report the
following Bales made during the week:
Xine-room house, on the north side of
Claj street, 137:6 feet west of Scott, 25x
137:t>, from William Carrox to James de
Long Hay, at $9500; lot on the west side
ol Highland avenue, 22f< east of < 'otton
street, $325; lot on the west side of Fifth
avenue, 300 feot north of Point Lobos
road, 2."x1^5, from John McCrea to C.
Ericsson, at $MXt; improved lot on the
north side of Fell street, 131:H west of
Steitif-r, 56x136, I. Burke estate to M.
Kavanagh, at $6000; lots in blocks 142, 150,
155, 159, X.>;, 170 in Abbey Homestead to
Eva E. Feiher at $1600; building and lot on
the north side of O'Farrell Btreet, 103
wi st of Masorrl 34x137:6, Society of German
Freethinkers to James Cooper, at $20,000;
lot on the south side of Minna street, US
feel wesi 'if New Montgomery, 30x70, from
H. Shopman to H. Bother, at $2000; six
room residence and lot on the east side of
Douglas street. 178 feet north of Eigh
teenth, 25x125, from Emma Lowe to Fanny
Fame, at $17iK>: residence and lot on the
north side of Broadway, 103 feet east of
Fillmore, 34:4x137:6, from Mendelson es
tate to w Fistfer; lot on the north Bide of
Sutter street, 192 feel east of Broderick,
26x92. from Mary Edgar to T. M. Kings
worth, $21W.
ESariy in the week A. J. Rich & Co. sold
the Improved property at the northwest
corner of Minna and First streets, 15x150
feet, to Mrs. Callahan. The property
rents for $lKf> a month and the price paid
was $30,000. The same firm also made a
number of smaller sale.^ of residence prop
erty during the week, among them being
the three-flat building on the west line
of Baker Btreet, south of Fulton. 25x112:6,
to William J. La Koche for $9600; lot on
tli.- north line of Sacramento street, west
of Laurel, 25x100., to Thomas Harris for
$17' hi; lot on the west line of Pierce street.
north of Union, to J. Dorwood for $1500;
lot on D ptreet, west of ESlghth avenue.
2.ixlW. to B. H. Thatcher, and three lots
In Lake View, block 3, to D. Watkins at
»LV. each.
Henry Steam of th«-- firm of David
Steam A Cd. tins noi retired from the
real estate buahtesa, but can be found at
trw nffirt' of G. H. T'mbHfn <V Co.
The property on the northeast corner of
Stockton and Post Streets, belonging to
the estate of the late pioneer, Dr. James
Simpson, is for sale. It has a frontage of
80 feet on Post street and 4K:t; on Stockton,
and is regarded as a desirable location
for a store building . -,*;;;
The following transfers of real estate
were recorded during the past week:
Anna M. Whitney to Abbot L. Whitney, lot
on X line of Golden Gnte avenue, 107:G W of
Polk Street. W 2:. by N 120; $10.
City and County of San Francisco to S. S.
Tllton, Western Addition lot 247, bounded on
the N by Lombard street. W by Buchanan, S
by Greenwich and E by Lafruna; $— .
William H. and Ethel W. Crocker and D.
E. and Llllle Allison to Walter D. K. Gibson,
lot on X line of Broadway, 90 W of Buchanan
street. W 47:6 by N 137:6; $10.
Willlim K. Van Alen to Fannie H. Rosen
blatt, lot on SW corner of Clay and Lyon
streets, S 30 by W 87:6; $10.
Jennie P. J6nea to Annie T. Tubbs (wife of
Austin C.), lot on W line of Central avenue.
S7:SU a of Pacific avenue, S 30 by W 113:9; $10.
Adoifo dc Urloste to same, lot on NW corner
of Ja<"k*nn street and Central avenue, W 120
X 101:8»4; $10.
. Estate of Hannah Weed (by Charles A. Me-
Lane, administrator) to William A. C. Lange,
lot on S line of Frederick street, 800-7% W of
Cole, W 25 by S 137:6; also lot on 8 line of
Frederick, 32". :7^s W of Cole. W 25 by S 187:6;
William A. C. Langre to Jonepha Lange (wife
of William A. C). lot on S line of Frederick
street, 800:74 W of Cole. W 60 by S 137:6; girt.
Emellne A. Sweeny to Joseph T. and Bridget'
J. O'Neil, undivided ',4 of following: Lot on
SE line of Mission street, -333:4 XE of Thir
teenth, NE 69:6, SE 135:3. SW 65:3V4. XW
139:10; also lot on S corner of Howard and Har
riet streets. SW 75 by SE 89: also lot on SK
line of Tehama street, 275 SV" of Fourth. SW
75 by PE '80; also lot on W corner of Crooks
and Townaend streets, SW 44. XW 60. SW 11:3,
KW 17:6. XE 55:3. SE 77:6; also lot on W line
of Arkansas street, 50 X of Sierra. NW 100,.
100. S 100. E 100: also lot on W line of Arkan
sas street. 175 X of Sierra, X 73 by W 100; $1.
Florence R. Frisbee to Carl and Theresa Erb,
lot on X line of Henry street, 105 E of Noe, E
25 by X 115 ; $10.
Same to Edwin W. Bennett, lot on SE corner
of Fourteenth and Xoe streets, 8 52:6 by E
105; $10.
Same to Charles J. U. Koenlsr. lot on S line
of Fourteenth street, 105 E of Noe, E 25 by 3
115; $10.
Mary E. Ludklg (wife) to John C. Ludwigr,
lot on W line of Capp street. 218 X of Twenty
third. X 2 by W 122:6: $10
Peter J. Collins and Mary E. Johnson to
Charles J. Jurman. lot on W ' line of York
street, 104 S of Twenty-fourth. S 26 by W 100;
510C0. -
Antolne and Grade Borel to Herbert E. Law,
lot on 8 line of Geary street, 137:6 W of Pow
ell, W 25 by S 137:6; $10.
Samuel J., Hanna 0., Anna J., P. D., Louis
E. and Teckla J. Brun to Hou«?hton Sawyer,
Jot on X lin« of Sutter street, 24:10 X of Jones,
E 21 by X 66; $10.
Olive Verkouteren to M. Ballin. lot on W
line of Rhode Island street, 136:3 X of Napa,
X 25 by W 100; $10.
Joseph and Mary A. Pattlnson to Humboldt
Lumber and Mill Company, lot on W line of
Forty-sixth avenue, 175 8 of J street, S 25 by
W 120; $175.
Albert M. and Elizabeth A. Whittle to Aileen
J. Finkler (wife of Henry C), lot on S line of
N street. 82:6 E of Ninth avenue, E 35 by S
100; $10.
Charles Z. and Isabella M. Soule to W. Es
ters yon Krakan, lot on 8E line of Railroad
avenue, 77:10V4 XE of Twenty-seventh street,
NE 75, SE 136:11*. SW 75, NW 114:11>*. portion
of lots 4 and 5, block 495, Bay View Homestead ;
$10. •
Thomas W. Brennan to M. C. Hog&n, lot on
SE line of Railroad avenue, 27:10' XE of
Twenty-seventh, XE 50, SE 114:11%. 3 50. W
to beginning-, lot 5, block 435. same: $1.
W. C. and Mary G. Hoean to John A. Ja
cobs and Dietrich Otto (Jacobs & Otto), same;
$1. :•
John A. Jacobs and Dietrich Otto. (Jacobs A
Otto) to W. Esters vnn Kr;\k.in. same; $10.
Jacob Echrader to Henrietta Schrader. lot on
S line of Point Lobos avenue, 40 E of Collins
street, E 25 by 3 125; gift.
William A. Brown to Abbott L. Whitney
undivided V, of lot on X line of Golden Gate
avenue. 107:6 W of Polk street, W 25 by X 120
Alphonso Dam to Ernst Kaufmann, lot on W
line of Codman place. 57:6 S of Washington
street, S 20 by W 60. quitclaim deed; $5.
Lucy E. Dam to same, same, quitclaim deed;
George and Fanny H. Brown to James S
Jameson, all interest In lot on SK corner of
North I'ojnt and Taylor street, E 187:6 hv s
137:6; $6. . . ,! *
James H. and Salome S. Jameson to John E
Sharp, sumo, quitclaim deed: $000.
George Brown to fame, lot on NE corner of
Bay and Taylor streets, E 275 by X .137:6, quit
claim deed; $5.
Katie McDonald and Mary and Peter Mc-
Ardle to John F. Boyd. lot on SW line of How
ard court, 203 XW of Howard street NW •><
by SW 75; $10. ' ' **
William Abbott" to Samuel P. Blurnenben:
lot on XW line of Shipley street, 100 \ )■■ of
Sixth, XE 25 by XW 75; $10. ' Ot
Julia A. and John X. JleLeod to Annie o
McDonnell, lot on W line of Bryant street us
S Of Sixteenth (Center) S 25 by W 100; ili)
Estate of Eleanor Hall (by Gordon Hall 'ad
ministrator) to John W, Wright, lot on' XX
corner trf Twenty-fifth avenue and L street X
100 by E 67:6; $10. '
and Babetta Coha. la. William ua&
i' { ;,. k ':: n h x M 75 by t- t... m.« ft «d ». a*
■a SSSSK S«S2«2r«wSa itofft
waj < '""•''•,;.,,,!,,,. Tract and FWnnouni Bx
'"■-'" '..,' ", ' ?. ',*; f Vi:i" fro» NB corner
23 mlrn.lHj, \\ Ml U « minute E 36:3,
S^",.^'JJ.- X >^'„ S 16 degree, 23
m l" ft U n e N-e^ivclf Sethodi«t Episcopal Church
(by K. . I Whelan, ■ Sheriff) to Charles Goodall
and Andrew NeSbn. lot on N line of Bush
street. 95 15 of Van Ness avenue, E 31:9 by «
"Emma^Taylor to James R. Ford, lot on N
lln-5 of Post street, 06. 3 W of Goush. V* 30 by
Clinton and Sarah W. Jones to Bahr Sheide
man. lot on S line of Broadway, w>. 9 *• or
Fillmore street, E 68:9 by B 137:6; $10. ■
Estate of Magdalena Wlttmeier (by C. U.
Koehncke, administrator) to A. J. Rich, lot on
\V line of linker street, 100 S of Fulton. H ib
Richard" i^Kavanagh to William J. Dever-
Richard H. KavanHKh to William J-
eaux, lot on W line of Noe street, 60 N or
Beaver, N 25 by V." 120; $10. ' .
Wllhelmine C. Gerl to Henry L. Hupyel, lot
on E line of Florida street. W0 N of Twenty-
Eecond, N 25 by E 10); $1800.
Catherine TruMeau (Lang) to Ernest Lang:,
lot on E line of Mission street, 225 S of Twenty
fourth, X 35 by E 115; also lot on IsE I line of
Langton street, 225 SE of Howard, SE 2a by
NE 80; sift. _ ,
Anna L. Jones and Eva J. Brown to Charles
H. and Mattle V Crane, lot on W line of
Bartlett street, 120 S o£ Twenty-fifth, & 39 by
W 117:5; $10.
Mary E. Beale to Antonio Busalaccbt, lot on
S line of Valleja street, 97:6 E of Battery, E
•20 by S 45:10; $1630. Tr
Estate of Magdaleda Wlttmeier (by C. H.
Koehneke. administrator) to S. P. Blumenberg.
lot on E line of Stockton street. 69:6 N of Jack
son. N 34 by E SO; $4000.
. Estate of George W. Wegener, minor (by
A. T. SJogren, guardian), to Henry Wegener.
.ill interest in lot on N line of Lombard street,
68:9 E of Hyde, E 68:9 by N 137:6; $500.
Louisa J. and Alof T. Sjogren to Henry and
Emma Werner, same; $10.
Thomas D. and Susan E. Wakelee to Calvin
E. Knickerbocker, let on SE line of Natoma
street, 212:8 SW of First, SW 41:10 by SE. 80
(quitclaim deed); $10.
Charlotte J. Kelton (widow) to John A. Beck
wlth, lot on SE corner of Twenty-fourth (So
noma) and Kansas streets, S 75 by E 100; $10.
Emma L. and Louis A. Reyburn to Fred
erick A. McNally lot on W line of Third ave
nue. 425 N of Point Lobos, N 37:6, W 69:6%.
SW to a point E 74:l*i; $10. ; v
Fanny M., Harriet E.. Annie M.. Maud G..
Grace I. and William C. Winter, Mary E.
Wlckson and Francis E. Salic to Clarence S.
Winter. lot on NE corner of Tenth avenue and
N* street, N 150 by E 120; also lot on B line of
Twelfth avenue. 100 S of N street. 8 100 by E
120: also lot on SW corner of Eleventh avenue
and O street. S 100 by W 120; also lot on E line
of Tenth avenue, ISO S of O street. E 120, 9
243:9%, W 3*4:10. N* 234:10; also lot on NE corner
of O street and Eighth avenue. N T 100, E 35:3*4.
S to lands of Spring Valley Water Works, W
29:7; also lot on NW line of Mission road, 34 J
SW from Intersection of Spring Valley Home
stead Association, SW 25, NW 236:4, E 29.67,
SE 219.08; also property outside of county; $10.
Estate of Clarence B. Winter (minor, by
Fanny M. Winter, guardian) to Edwin Law
rence, lot on NE corner of Tenth avenue and
L street. X 180 by E 120: $lf>oo.
Annie M. Winter to tame, lot on E line of
Tenth avenue, 160 N of N street, N 150 by E
120; $10.
E. O. Benner to Ellen M. Benner, lot 277,
Gift Map 3; $10.
Patrick Coen to William Reed, lot on NE line
of Seventh avenue south, 200 NW of L street.
NW 25 by NE 100. lot 123. block 122. Central
Park Homestead; $10.
John B. Lewis to John G. Klumoke. lots 20
and 21, block 3, Fairmount Tract; $15.
William and Lizzie Doran to Henry F. Wieg
mann, lot 5, block 4S. Sunnyside; $10.
Henry C. and Grace L. Stilwell to George A.
Patterson, lot on BW corner of California ave
nue and Eugenia street. S 70 by W 70:6, lots 31
to 33, Cobb Tract; $10.
Pierre and J sepn.ne Dupuy to J. G. Dem
ing, lot on NW corner of Larkin and Eddy
streets, N 25 by W 85: $10.
Estate of Hannah Bremer (by Michael Tier
ney, executor) to Albert J. Raisch. lot on S
line of Oak street. 110 W of Stelner. S 120:4, NW
32:8. N 107:2, E 30; $8000.
Albert J. and Emma V. Raisch to Mary A.
Dryden (wife of George H. S.), same; $2100.
. George H. S. Dryden to same, same; gift.
Joseph and Katharine Partmann to Mary Hil
l-brand, lot on N line of Eddy street. -150 W
of Pierce, W 30 by N 75; also lot on E line of
Fan-en avenue, 75 N of Eddy street, N 23 by
F. 90: $10.
' Catharine yon I>obrogroiski (Sullivan, wife of
Victor I.) to Hepburn WUkins, lot on S line of
Clinton Park, 205 E of Dolores street. E 25 by
S 75; «10.
Frederick W. and May E. Bridge to William
and Eml'.ie Bohle. lot on S line of Twentieth
• street,-25 W of Alabama, W 60 by B 104; $10.
John Canney (Kanney) to June Canney >Kan
ney). lot on W line of Fair Oaks streets, 31 S
of Twenty-second, S X by w 117:6; gift.
Jacob and Lina Heyraan to William and Mary
J. Hohn, i lot on E line of Hoffman avenue
(Ellen), 26:8 S of Twenty-third, S 25 by E 90.
lot 12S, Heyman Tract; $10. ■
Martha Buckelew to Mary E. Beale, lot on 9
line of Vallejo street. 97:6 E of Battery, E 20 by
S 45:10; $10.
Quan Line and Chun Hop Chow to Chan
Kwon« Sun, undivided flfteen-thirty-fourths of
half of lot on E line of Bartlett alley. 112:6 N
of Jackson street. >■' 25 by E 80; 11500. •
Antotne and Gracie Rorel to Hermann Fri
dahl and Charles A. Sandahl. lot on E line of
Twelfth avenue, 250 N of California street, N
25 by B 120; $10.
Earnest. Alfred, Godfrey and Theodore Rue
ger and Frieda B. Gerrich (Rueger) to Gus
tave Gnauck. E 58 feet by 100 of lot 115, block
140, Central Park Homestead; also lots 35, 36.
ISO 239 and 240, Spring Valley Homestead: $1.
Frederick Plfeger to Nicholas Ohlandt. lot on
SE line of Falcon street, 252:1 NE of Moss, X
50 deg. 20 mm. E 25, S 44 deg. E 112. B 49 dog. 50
mtn. W 25. N 39 deft. 45 mln. W 112, lot 6,
block 3. Market-street Homestead; $2454.
Estate Daniel Lapouble (by J. P. Verses,
administrator) to Marie Lapouble. undivided
half of lot OH SE line of Cayuga avenue, 320 NE
of Onondaga street, NE 160 by SE 401. lots 3,
4. 13 and 14, block 13, West End Map 1; $1250.
The following builders' contracts have
been recorded:
George Hamper (owner) with G. G. Gillespie
/contractor), .architect none — All' work for a
two-story frame building on X line of I,arkin
street, 61 Xof Turk, X 19:6 by X 50. Frame up,
1600; brown coated, $600; completed and ac
cepted, $600: 35 days later, $600; total, $2400.
May M. Christie, wife of Robert (owner) with
Henry Rowe (contractor), architect owner—
work for a two-story and basement frame
building on AY line of Cole street, 25 X of
Frederick, 25 by 100; $2700.
William G. Irwin (owner) with Gray Bros,
(contractors), architects Reid Bros.—Excavat
ing and concrete work for residence on NE cor
ner of Washington ana- Laguna streets; $5230.
. Goldberg, Bowen A Co. (owners) with George
R. Lang (contractor), architect Edward R
Swain— Framing timber, sheathing, furring
wrought iron work, ventilators, floors, doors,
windows, shutters, interior finish, stairs, gal
lery, covering of 'pipes, hardware, glass and
glazing for a four-story brick, wood and stone
building on X line of Sutter street. 137:6 E of
Grant .avenue. X 137:6 by X 54:6; (12,730.
Jonas Schoenfeld (owner) with val Franz
(■contractor), architect S;ilfi^M & Kohlberg—
All work except plumbing, plastering, painting
concrete and brick work for three three-story
L P. DEGEN Manufacturer of Reltlne
v. i. " I '' UL '«» Lace Leather. 105.107 Mis-
glon St., cor. Spear. Telephone Main 562.
W. J. BRADY, Proprietor.
Special Attention Paid to Repair* and Ship
. Work.
Office and Works-113-115 MISSION ST. ,
Telephone Main 5045. '_
342 to 350 Geary Street. Above Powel!.
Periodicals. Books and Stationery. ;
Telephone Main 1564. •
JOSEril FOX. Supt. H. BLTTH. Mrt.
C. W. Smith. Ship PlumMnar. Stenmboat
and Ship Work a Specialty, 16. and 18
Washington St. Telephone, Main 564 1. #
REDINGTON & CO. jg&rtfgsa
JAS OUICJ & ffl ■ Shipping Butchcra.. 101
JA3- DUILO ft Wf,, Clay. Tel. .Main 1294.
PALACE Hardware Co.. Importer* and Deal- j
era In hardware, 603 Market; tel. Main 753 i
frame buildings on S line of Pine street, 187 •«
W of Octiivla, W 87:6 by 9 137:8; $13,940.
Angela ill* (owner) with B. Martin (con
tractor), architect owner- work for a tw'o
story frame building on N E corner uf N oe and
H*nry Btreet*. N 27:5 by B 105; $3050.
William O. Irwin (owner), with Gladding
M.l'.iai. & Co. (contractors), architects R,.\i
Hros.— Kireprooflug for residence on NE ror
ncr Washington «nd Laguna Elreetss. W.-.siornjk
Addition block ''■■"■: »5125. _•:■••■•■ "|
William G. Irwin (owner) with Judson Jtanu- "
factoring Company (contractor), architects
Reid Brothers— Steel, cast and wrought : •.
work 01 residence on NE corner o£ Washington
and Laguna Rtreets; $11.-77- i; v*^..
Goldberg, Bo won I Co. (owners) yvith j,,t ln
F Rlley contractor), architect E. R Swain—
Excavations, brick, granite and concrete work
and illuminating Hie for a four-story brick
building on N line of SuttPr strt-ot. 137:« c of
Grant avenue, E 54:6 by N luCb; $4350.
Ban •■•■■-■■ with California Artistic Mewl
and Ire 1 Company (contractors), architect
.same— Cast Iron and steel work, anchors, fi re
escapes and standpipes for same on san.e;
$">370. . , ■V, "
Same owners with Ricswrd Rice (contractor).
architect same Sewer and conductor pipn,
tanks, water supply, 1 Inks, urinals, wash
basins, gas pipe, street repairing tor Earn* on
same; $3 1 (in.
C'laus' ckels (owner) with W. L. Holroan
(contractor), architect none— All work for elec
tric elevator in three-story building at 3r>
Market street: 096. -' ; ' .
John and Mary DonertyJ (owners) witbfJphn
Kenneally (contractor), plans by owner-^AI!
work for a one-story frame cottaee on V.'
line of Pennsylvania avenue, 175 8 of Twenty™
third (Nevada) street, S 25 by W 100, I. \.
298: 1172.
Rev Father J A. Cooper, rector of the par
ish of Ocean View, etc. (owner), with J. U
Hughes (contractor), architect B. J. Clinch, v.!
work for a dwell ing house on N line of Hy . >
street, 320 E of Plj mouth (Marengi I, E l-'C.v.
$2236. Casassa (owner) wjth William Horei-
D. Casassa (owner) with WiUian
meyer & Co. (contractors), architect W. T{
Armitage, all work, except plumbing and pair
ing, to remodel old two-story frame building
and construct new thr« si rj frame build:.'-.,
on B line of O'Farrell street, W of Pit ret. ! |
O'Farrril: $7300.
Same owner with John Doherty (contractor),
architect same, plumbing 'and gasfittlng .
same on Fame; $1175.
Joseph Goetz (owner) with William Pla- ;
(contractor), architect T. J. Welch, carpentry;
joinery, hardware, plastering, tinning, cakan-v,
ized iron work and glazing for two two-st^rVA
frame buildings, bns^nr-nts, attics and briclc
fouilations, on N" line of Vail street, 106:6 I.
of Octavia, N 137:6 by E 50:8: $6823.
Same owner with James E. Britt (contractor),
architect s-amo, <=p\ver. plumbing and gas fittiri..
for same on same; $si |f ».
Mrs Terese Mfinet (owner) with Peter Ras
mussen (contractor), architect none, all v. • .
for two onc-rtory houses on SW corner of v
mont and Twenty-third (Nevada) streets, S " .
by W 100; $1600
Trustees Decide to Spend S3OOO
the Synagogue.
Extc-nsh-o alterations will soon b<
in the Sherith Israel Svi:.i.
Post ;.i. 'l Taylor str< ■■ ; •
terior will be renovated and som<
tions made ai a cost of $3000. li hi
the intention of the trnste» :> r
timo to make a new sy^
tit n:ir, and work will be
un need in a few weeks.
At first it was decided to build 1
synagogue In another locality, but
canvassing the matter fully the plj
renovation was ai last adopted. Th<
box will be enlarged, th.- naves and
refrescoed, the pews reupholstered
peneral overhauling I trk>r wi
transform the synagogrue. While tl
terations are being made services will !'••
held <">n the flrsi floor. It is expected that
two months will be consumed In n
the proposed changes, for which time the
choir has. been given a vacation.
The story of Funston of Manila
and his very adventurous life will
be told in next Sunday's Call.
Various Fair Estate Suits Continued
by Judge Troutt.
The petition of Mrs. Nettle R. Craven-
Fair for a family allowance from the ea
tato of the lat< James <J. \'<\'w w-,i> un
Judge- Troutt'a colendar yesterday m"rn
inp, but by consent was continued until
August 18. Attorney W. W. Foote, who
repn sents Mr.-. Crav< n, was given twenty
days in which to and file his pro
posed bill •>!' t rceptions t<> the order r- -
c<'iitly made, by .Hi'ii;.- Troutt denying his
client the risrlu to Intervene i;i the c>
to the deceased capitalist's will Instituted
by Charles L. Fair. The matter of the
contest was also eontlnaed. , Mr. fcfcEn
erney, who represents various Fair heirs,
was present in court and stated that ! ■'■
w.t< anxious to dispose of the cases be
fore Mr. Foote was called to Paris as a
representative to the big exposition, and
Mr. Foote coni urn d.
Peanut taffy, best in .world, Townsend's.*
Soft Bab} Cream, ISc tb, Townsend's. •
The host gift for your Eastern friends,
Townsend's California Glace Fruits.
in fire-etched boxes >>i Jap baskets
Market Btreet, Palace Hotel building *~
Special information supplied daily to
business houses and public men by the
Press Clipping Bureau (Allen's), 510 Mont
gomery street. Telephone Main 1042 •
Artist Sent to Brison.
E. M. Rlnalflo, a portrait painter, was
need tci servje thirty days in the
County Jail by Judge Dunne "yosierdav
morning. Rinaldo was convicted of ah
a^^ault upon Greorgc F. Webster
A Work of Art.
The npw book. "Wonderland," just Issued by
the Northern Pacific Railway Company, is the
prettiesi publi hi ■
company thi« year. It is full of beautiful half
tone Illustrations, and contains besides a
written desoi iritinn of a trl] I .. ■
finely equipped line, includins; a tour tl
the wonderful Yellowstone Park. .
stamps and it Will b- mailed t-> > •: T. K.
Statelty, Gen. Agt., 638 Mars Fran
Shake Into Your Sho"--
Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder. It makes tight oi
new shoes feel easy.- Cures Ccrns. Bunions.
Swollen, Tired. Sweating. Achins feec 30.0<X
testimonials. At all druggists ami shoe stores.
25c. Ask to-day. Sample FREE. Address
Allen S. Olmsted i.p n m v V
Avotr> baldness, cray hii - I this]
locks U\ using I'miki k- H m.
! The best appetizer and regulator Of, the di
' gestive organs is Angostura Bitters, prepared
i by Dr. J. G. B. Siegert & Sons.
Western Foundry. Morton SHecJley. Proa*.
234 Fremont St. Castings of Erery De-
scription Made to Order. Tel. Black 1505.
GODOLD WHISKEY, gallon $1.50: ease, $3.03
0. P. 8. PONY, do $2.50; tue $10.00
L. CAHEN & BON. 419 Sacramento St., 8. F.
Comanche Ochre Co., 203 Front; tel. Jessie 1938.
IfILLMIIILI I L 722 Montcomery Stress
' V»- II %J y% lll_Oioll San>ome street.
TelcsrraphicD A UnpOßrv/^p: 306 Call-.
"Codes. r*/\rv I KIL9IiI.. fornia st.
Forwarding; Agents and public Weighers. Gen-
era! Storage. Kroo and Grain Warehouses. Gen-
eral office, &0 California st. Tel. Main 1911 \
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