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HUNTINGTON'S SCHEME
TO "READJUST" OPPOSED
English Stockholders of the Central
Pacific Appeal to the United
States Court.
Bill to Restrain the Manipulators From Merging the
Stock Into the Capacious Maw of the
Southern Pacific Company.
English stockholders of the Central Pacific Railroad Company have ap
pealed to the United States Circuit Court to restrain C. P. Huntington and
Ais associates from absorbing the Central Pacific into the Southern Pacific
Company and to stop the payment of interest on new bonds or mortgages if
jssued or made.
The bill occupies nearly 100 pages of typewritten matter. Like Victor •
Hugo's "History of a Crime," it is "fresh, bleeding with facts." It recites
the history of manipulations by Huntington and his associates by which
manipulations, it is alleged, they have enriched themselves and defrauded'
the stockholder*. The bill traverses the allegation that more than 90 per
cent of the shareholders of the road were committed to the readjustment
schemes of Mr. Huntington.
The bill is a blow at the vitals of the Huntington ring, and it promises
to inaugurate one of the mGst desperate legal battles of a decade.
AT the last annual election by the
stockholders <>f the Central Pacific
Railroad Company it was stated that
ore thai 90 per cent of the share
. holders of the road were committed to
the readjustment scheme conceived by
Mr. Huntingdon, the purpose of which i-s
the absorption of the Central Pacific by
• the Southern Pacific Company. In the
carrying forward of this scheme .Mr.
Huntington's co-workers are the Spcyers,
B stock and bond dealing firm of London
end New York.
The basis of the readjustment pian Is
to increase the bonded debt of the Cen
tral Pacific Company from about $116,000,
--poo to something over $160,000,000; to trans
i- - the various sinking funds of the Can
tral Pacific, amounting to many millions
cf dollars, to the Southern Pacific Com
pany, and to substitute the, stock of the
Kentucky incorporation for that of the
Central, the holders of which stock are
to pay >_' per share for the privilege of
exchanging the stock.
Central Pacific stock, the face value of
"which approximates $10,000,000. is in the
hands of people residing mostly in Eng
land, who object to Mr. Huntington's re
adjustment an and are determined to
test the legality of the proposition. To
this end J. M. Bassett of Qakland, the
local agent and attorney in fact of th-»
contestants, yesterday, through his at
torneys. Galpin & Bolton and Francis
• Pope, filed a bill in equity, in which Mr.
Walter Morshead of London is named as
plaintiff, in the United States Circuit
Court to restrain the Central Paclilc
board of lii cci from taking such
measures as will assist in the consum
mation of the scheme for passing the
Central Pacific Into the maw of the
Southern Pacific of Kentucky and to stop
payment of interest on new bonds or
. mortgages if issued or made.
'It is also mentioned thai Mr. Hunting
ton and the Bpeyers are co-operated with
.by. the Banbury committee of London!
•which is a creature of the parties }u.-<t
. named and which claims to hold the
proxies for a larger number of shares
The plaintiff, waiter Morshead, seta out
that he Is an alien, a resident of London,
and brings his suit against the Central
Pacific Railroad Company on behalf of
himself as owner of 24 shares of stork,
and others who may hereafter join. That
he owned the stock for several years; that
in June. 1861, Collis P. Huntington, Loland
Stanford, Mark Hopkins and Charles
Crocker organized the Central Pacific
Railroad Company with a capital of $8,
--500.000. and then formed a ring within the
corporation to make for their joint and
«qual benefit all possible gains and profits
out of the business and assets of the cor
poration without regard to the other
stockholders; built the road and appro
priated all the stock and bonds to their
• own use; they elected the directors and
had the. control of all the boards of di
rectors down to the Bent time. Having
thi> control they made contracts with
m selves, being joint partners in the
firm of Charles Crocker & Co. This firm
took the contracts to build railroads. To
• .carry this scheme through -they also or
. -feanized the Contract and Finance Com
: pajiy. to which Crocker & Co. turned over
: all their profits on building the railroads,
.and after that the Western Development
• Company, to which the Contract and
Finance Company assigned all the profits,
. the various contracts with different roads
...and in turn the Western Development
'.•Company turned over all its business and
assets to the Pacific Improvement Com
pany. That Stanford, ('rocker. Hopkins
.• find Huntington owned equally In the
Charles Crocker & Co. firm. Contract and
Finance Company. Western Development
ADVERTISEMENTS.
COVERED WITH SCALES
Shed a Tablespoonful at Night.
Hair Full of White Scabs. Offer
SlOOforCure. Friend Suggests
CUTICURA REMEDIES. Tries
Them and is Cured.
Last summer I had company, — a man and hit
wife. The man's hands and face had dry, scaly
« res on them, and his head was covered with
thusatne, his hair being full of those ■white ecales
Or eeabs. His wlfo said, "Some mornings she
would find a tablespoonful or m^re of them in
the bed." I a«k.r! him "hat ailed him, and he
replied "that he did not know." " Why don't
you cure your-elf?" • I would give a hundred
dollars to be cured. I have paid out a lot of
money, trot don't get cured," he snid. Well, I
told him •• I would cure him for lees than that,"
and toid him to get the CcTircriA remedies and
he would be cured. As he was living in Bristol,
Vt., I did not sco him for some time after, and
then he fairly shouted to me: "I am cured.
Ooncmu hn'n done it. The Lord bless you and
OOTICOTU." Mrs. PA RAH E. MINKK.
Feb. 27, 1698. IJncoln, Addison Co., VU
.TETTER CUREDBY CUTICUIU
I had Tetter on my ii.-in<l« for two veurf. My
hands were all crarked to pieces, a"nd bled co
that I could not deeeotljr draat myself, and they
Itched terribly. I tried" everything, but nothing
•ecmed to do me any good. 1 tried the CfTlcußA.
remedies and they no longer bother me nt all.
8 ALLIE E. COPEI.A.NI), Woodland, N. 0.
Sept. 17, 1698.
CUTICURA
Begins with the Blood and Ends with
The Skm and^ Scalp.
That Is to cay, CUTIOUJU Kesoi.vevt, greatest
Of blood purifiers and humor expfllpre, purifies
tho blood and circalatluj.' fluids of Humor Gebxs,
•nd thus removes t:ie caute, while warm baths
with (UTICUBA Soap, and gentle anointings with
Cuticcba (ointment), greatest of emollient skin
cun'B, cli-anee the skin and scalp of crusts and
scales, allay lfhlnjr, burning, and lnfl»mmatlon,
•ootho and heal. Thusareepeedlly.piTmanently,
and economically cured the most torturlnp, <ISr-
flKtirinjr humors of tließkln.noalp. nnd blood, with
loss of hair, when nil other remedies full.
SoM throughout the world. Totter D. ahd C. Cnw.,
lole Propi.Tßoston. "How to Cure All Uumon," free.
CHOC UIIUfIDQ Falling Hsir, and Baby Blem-
rAut nUniUnO ÜbeiCmedbyCincuzASOAr.
I < ompany and Pacific improvement < <'m
p.'iny. Being directors of the Central I'a
• i; ; .i i Railroad Company and contro \
Its boards, thej made contracts with
themselves In such a way that while it
nly $36,000,000 to build the road from
imento Jnt • ■ rtah to join the Union
. Pacific, they received for doing it under
i this contract made with themselves $118,
--760,416 15.
\ gr< at part of this money. It Is alleged,
was paid In bonds of the Central Pacific
Railroad Company, a large part of which
: still belongs to the Pacific Improvement
' Company, that is, to themselves.
bonds are part of the bonds which Hunt
tngton and hi* associates are now seeking ■
to refund Into other bonds. They also
built th< Western Pacific, San Joaquin
valley railroad and the California and:
. n Railroad in the same way, re
ng oi Ihe Western Pacific i oad,
which I ' $4,974,000 In b mds and
$7,900,000 In stock of that road, which I
I afterward consolidated into the Cci
k stock of the i Jentral ;
'■■ Pacific to that amount in payment, to- j
i gether with the bonds. Thai thej
8 . Joaquin Valley Rail- i
road and made the same contracts with i
! themselves to build that road. The cost
was $4,500,000, and they collected for it
$8,080,000, the contract being mad.' with
In regard to the California
and Oregon Railroad, it was built under
similar contracts at a cost not cxc(
$7,275,785, for which they received The
f $19 10.47; 95 Similar details in
regard to other railroads show that the
aggregate cost of all of them did not ex- i
ceed 1fi0.000.000, and there was paid for
them $163,000,000. A great part of this j
moi ey is in bonds which they still hold in
their owti namM. or in the name of the i
Pa Iflc Improvement Company. The com
. plaint also gives details <>f the death of
Hopkins, Stanford and Crocker, and
traces the ownership of the bonds into tne
- who are all heirs and dis
tributees .if those who are dead.
Then come the allegations In the bill In :
relation to the conspiracy and th» doings
of It to accomplish the results, stating thai j
r the Identity of said combination
i -piracy originally formed has been
changed, nor has its continuity been in
terrupted. They extend the conspiracy
originally formed to defraud the Central
Pacific Railroad and its stockholders Lo
ther corporations and to the C( ti
• c Railroad, and have continuously
defrauded all the corporations and their
stockholders up to the present time. They j
controlled and elected all the directors of
corporations and co-operated with
them in defrauding the stockholders. 'i ..e
' bill alleges that Huntington has been a! all
times the a. -ting and leading member
thereof directing and personally conduct-
Ing its most important business transac
tions .md as his associates were suc
vely removed by death, his superior
;• tai cc with its past transactions
and the railroads built or dealt with by
it, his great talents, enlarged experience
and his seniority In years and his control
majority of the stock of the Southern
Pacific Company gained for him a more
commanding position and greater author- I
Itj in said company, so that since thn
death of Mark Hopkins he lihs practically
ruled it ami dire. 'ted its operations.
That Huntington and his associates ex
tended their conspiracy to pian and build
B rival competing railroad to reach from
• San Francisco to New < (rleans, which
they did. and so Boon as that railroad
was completed set on foot a scheme to j
sell out all their stock in the Central
Pacific Railroad, while they retained the
control and management in their own
hands. To that end. it is alleged, they
1 got up a form of certificate ot ownership
j of shares of stock in the Central Pacific
Railroad Company of coupons attached
for dividends, describing the dividends by
; numbers, and caused it to be print',! and
used, and the certificates, instead of being
I made out in their own names, were made ;
out in the names of dummies, divided up
into parcels. Then they took buck prox
ies from the holders to vote on the shares
I and put these st"ck certificates on the
! market, and. still holding the proxies from
their dummies, the original holders were
able for years to vote on this stock. That
the English stockholders, being afraid of
assignment, neglected to register their
I stock; that Huntington and his associates
1 formed a pool, sent stock over to England, I
where it was sold out. with the exception
of Stanford, who retained 33,000 of his
! bonds to his death.
While they were selling out the stock.
. and from that time on. they were building i
\ the Southern Pacific Railroad out of the
; income and assets of the Central Pacific. I
bo that in fact the Central Pacific built:
the Southern Pacific line, which was to
I compete with the Central Pacific They
! then procured a charter from the State of
i Kentucky for the Southern Pacific Com
pany, which has a nominal capital of !
! $150,000,000, but the liability of all the ;
stockholders jointly is $1,000,000. The cap
, ital stock 'if that corporation was paid
i up by the capital stock of other railroad ■
J companies at valuations they had 'ix.-d
among themselves. These other corpora
j tions whose stock constituted the property
j ami capital of the Southern Pacific are
those railroads reaching from Goshen to
New Orleans, which have never paid any
dividends, never can pay any dividends
and are now bonded fur very much more
| than their value, so that they are prac
i tlcally insolvent. These are the assets of!
: the Southern Pacific (.'ompany.
Complaint then alleges the formation of
the Ranbury committee in London, repre
senting the F.nglish stockholders who
united to Investigate the affairs of the |
Central Pacific and ascertain why it was
that from the time the Southern Pacific
I Railroad was finished for about ten years
I they received only 1 per cent dividends on
their stock. That the business of the
Banbury committee was to investigate the :
i fraudulent and dishonest conduct of
Huntington and his associates, but that
they were bribed in various ways to keep
quiet In regard to what they had learned
That over $1')0.0<)0 has been pnld out of
the treasury "f the Central Pacific to this
Banbury committee under various pre- ''
tenses. The complaint speaks of the visit
of Sir Charles Rivers Wilson to this coun
try states what he ascertained in regard
' to these frauds and bo reported to the Han
bury committee; that his feo was $50,000
and the Banbury committee allowed Mr.
Huntington to pay It.
The bill says that the corrupt and cor
rupting relations hetween Huntington and
the Banbury committee have been contin
ued to the pr» cent time: they are now and.
have been corresponding with him and
all his dealings with the corporation".
That the directors elected in April, >..•
were all under the control of Hunting
ton; that they voted over SIOO.QQQ to bo
paid to the Banbury committee.
The bill alleges that Speyer & Co. have
I been the financial agents, confidential j
friends and advisors of Huntington nnd his i
[.associates for many years and that they |
♦THE SA!Sr FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28. 1899,
NOTED RABBI AND
ZIONIST ARRIVES
♦ Stephen S. Wise, the
Famous Hebrew
Teacher.
RABBI STEPHEN S. WISE, thSM
foremost exponent of ZioniFrn^B
in America, arrived in thls^B
city last night on the Central H
overland. He ■ will make a^|
thorough tour of the coast, studying H
conditions as they exist in the Pacific H
States, and subsequently publish his H
investigations in one of the leading H
journals of New York City. ■!
Rabbi Wise is the occupant of the JJ
pulpit of the Madison-avenue Syna- H
gogiie of New York, one of the big JJ
congregations of Judaism in the me- IJ
tropolis of America. As a Zionist and H
preacher his reputation is national. |JJJJJJ|||||||lH^l^^^^^H^^^B
He is but 27 years of age, and among his clerical brethren is rated as one of
the brightest wearers of the cloth in this country. For several years he
has been identified with American Zionism, holding the highest positions in
conventions, domestic and foreign, for. the furtherance of Zionist principles.
Rabbi Wise traces his lineage through generations of rabbis. As spirit
ual director of the Madison-avenue Synagogue of New York City he succeed
ed his father. Dr. Aaron Wise. At present he is secretary of the American
Federation of Zionists and is the American delegate to the Congress at Basle.
which will meet in August in Switzerland. Besides these clerical honors he
is actively associated with the Hebrew Free School Association of New
York in the capacity of director, is a prominent member of the Jewish Ke
ligious School Union of that city, and holds an exalted position on the ad
visory board of the Jewish Theological Seminary, which is the chief educa
tional center of rabbinical teaching in the metropolis.
Rabbi Wise Is the guest of his brother, Otto Irving Wise, the attorney,
who resides at 1362 Post street. The local rabbis have been laboring sedulously
to induce the New York visitor to give a series of lectures at their eyna
gogues. Rabbi Wise will visit Alaska before his return East.
incorporated and advised with Huntlng
ton In regard to the present scheme to
refund the securities of the Central ia
cific Railroad. It shows that on the —'l
of April. 1899, Speyer ft Co.. through one
of their members, attended the meeting
and cast a vote for 6i>x,Wo shares of stock,
■ ."I shares were voted by Bretnerton,
32000 shares of which, within sixty days,
had been purchased from Jane LtUhrop
Stanford to obviate her opposition to the
i. funding plan and other plans ot said
Huntington and hid associates, were lrv
cluded in the stock voted by Speyer «k
<-„ a i S o 380,000 shares represented by tne
Banbury committee. And Huntington
voted the 1000 shares on his old prox.es.
That by these votes were elected Isaac
L. Requa, J. C. Kirkpatrick. Charles F.
Hunt. George R. Burdick. George t .
Schwartz. Eugene C. McShane and ,
Charles H. Trolliet. That all these direc
tors were clerks, employes and apents of
Spever & Co. and th.'ir associates in tha
banking business, employed by their
correspondent, the London, Purls and
American Bank, in which they are all
bookkeepers, messengers, etc. That they
: were put in there for the purpose of car
rying- through this Huntlngton-Speyer re
adjustment plan, and they will do so un
less restrained by court.
The bill alleges further that the Cen
i tral Pacific Railroad Company owed in
bonds, giving a list of the mortgages by
which they are secured, $."5,5i2.71."> 4K. due
! the United" States, and $39,485,000 to be re
; funded or paid out. It sets out the. author
ity given to the commissioners appointed
1 by the Government to settle the claim
of the United States and that they Bet
tied the claim by accepting twenty notes
of th.> Central Pacific Railroad Company,
• which is payable every six months,
for $2,940.835 78 each, and that Speyer &
Co advanced the money for the first
four notes. It charges that the whol*
scheme was gotten up prior to the. Ist !
, of February, 1-:^. which was the day the ,
! Government made the settlement, al- i
gh the papers were all dated after-
I ward— one on the Sth day of February :
and the other of February 2S. 1899. Thc*e
papers state the agreement between the :
readjustment managers, as they are i
called, viz.: the foreign bankers, the Cen- j
tral Pacific Railroad Company and the |
I tanl >iry committee.
This plan sets out numerous bonuses
and premiums to be paid on refunding the :
onds" for i«ew ones to l>e issued un
i der a new mortgage to be oxeeu t «'«l for
' $100,000,000 and a second mortgage for
$25,000,000. A great portion of the B*»cond \
mortgage bonds is used up ir. premiums
I for the surrender of the old bonds, s 'in •
1 twenty million dollars of which do not
\ mature and arc not payable for eighteen
j ears to come.
The Central Pacific Railroad Company
• Is t" issue, according to this plan, ac
cumulative preferred stock to the amount
of $20,000,000, to have a 4 per cent dividend
- before any dividend can be declared on
> the common stock, but in the case of
foreclosure and sale the holders of the
accumulative preferred su>'-k, which
would be the Southern Pacific Company,
as they propose to buy it. to se
cure the sum equal to the aggregate
par value of the accumulative pre
i ferred stock, and the Southern Pacific
;to bus 'l |is accumulative preferred
I stock of the Central Pacific Railroad by
paying them In Southern Pacific Company
: bonds t i an equal amount; that all the
shares of the Central Pacirlc Railroad
Company represented by the certificates
of the Banbury committee, amounting to
377,000 shares, are to be paid for in stock
of the Southern Pacific Company share
for share.
The bill claims that this contract is il
legal; that there is no law in California
for the issuance of preferred stock, and
' there is ii" provision in the articles of
: Incorporation of the Central Pacific Rail-
I road Company allowing it, and that such
preferred stock would be Illegal if issued
without the consent of the complainant,
as it would violate the contract between
him and the Central Pacific Railroad
Company when he became a stockholder.
Alleges that the stock of the Southern
Pacific Company is worthless if the com
pany possesses no money, has no prop
erty except stock of the Southern Pacific
of California, of Arizona and New Mex
ico, on none of which have any of these
companies been able to pay any divi
dends and cannot now pay any. The
bonded Indebtedness of the Southern Pa-
I cific Company and of these corporations
,x, as the value of all the property of
the Southern Pacific Company. That the
only security for the payment of Its bonds,
aggregating $20,000,000, is only a collateral
mortgage on the shares of accumulative
preferred stock and on the common stock.
which, may be transferred to the Southern
Pacific Company by the Banbury com
mittee or the holders of Banbury certifi
cates. That this device of exchanging
shares of Southern Pacirlc Company's
Stock for Central Pacific Railroad Com
'■ pany'a stock is to enable the Southern Pa
cific Company to again get control of the
Central Pacific and stop all competition.
Sets out the premium to be given for
I the different classes of bonds ranging
from $29 in cash and $30 in new mortgage
bonds on every $100 of the older securities
to $•"" In cash and $75 in mortgage, bonds,
and in ore case $41 In cash and $W(i in new
| mortgage bonds were to be paid on every
$1000 of bonds of that particular class.
That the value of the amount of bonuses
and premiums paid according to this plan
oul of the second mortgage of $25,000,000
will be $23,486,200 In bonds and $2,500,506 36
in cash, out of the $20,000,000 to be paid to
the Central Pacirlc Railroad Company for
: Its preferred stock $12,000,000 shall be used
to pay the expenses of the readjustment,
and ; >'it of the second mortgage bonds
i $11,305,000 shall be used to provide cash
and money to execute the readjustment
The bill claims that this new indebted
ness of $125,000,000 is illegal and fraudu
lently made up to take up bonds issued in
fraud of the Central Pacific Railroad
Company. That the bonds on which the
bonuses and premiums are to be paid are
jointly held by Huntington and his asso
ciates and the Pacific Improvement Com
pany; that besides the JT25.000.000 of any
Indebtedness under this plan there is $17.
--'.>.> i 000 of bonds now secured on the prop
erty Of the Central Pacific Railroad Com
pany not provided to lx> paid, so that un
der the plan the debt will soon amount to
i $14? 0M 000 while the present debt before
the 'refunding is only $11»;.253.71=. 4S. After
applying the sinking funfis now in hand
to the debt which is now due the real
debt is only about $108,53>.763 13. The com
plainant objects to taking the sinking
fund now pledged to pay the present debt
and turning it over to the trustees of the
new second mortgage.
Alleges the scheme of increasing the
debt pimply provides a corruption funu
i which may be used to persuade the hold
ers of the' Banbury certificates (amount
ing to 377. 'X>0 shares) to transfer them to
' the Southern Pacific Company, to tne
! control of said Huntington and his asso
' dates, that is. to the Southern Pacific
Company, which thus becomes the suc
cessor oj the Central Pacific Railroad and
i destroys the value of that railroad to the
i public as a competing line.
Th 2 prayer of the complaint Is for an^
Injunction to restrain the exchange of
these <-ertincates for preferred stock and
to restrain the increase of the debt of the
Central J'uolnc, the newly planned $100.
--fn 10,000 first refunding mortgage and %**>,
--000,000 second refunding mortgage.
AROUND THE
CORRIDORS
Dr. E. S. O'Brien of Merced Is staying
at the Grand.
George I. Gordan, a Nevada mining
man, Is at the I^ick.
William M. Tims of Sacramento Is a
guest at the Palßce.
Jesse D. Carr, the Salinas capitalist, is
a guest at the Occidental.
W. H. Peamans ami wife are registered
at the Occidental from Sacramento.
Among the late arrivals at the IMke. is
F. A. Hihn. the Santa Cruz capitalist.
W. B. "vVhltehead, D. S. N., was one of
yesterday's arrivals at the Occidental.
Dr. Donald McLean. U. S. A., is at the
Pp.lnce. Up If accompanied hy his wife.
James McCudden, a contractor of Val
lejo, was one of yesterday's arrivals at
the Grand.
C. A. Cogswell of Portland. Or., is a
guest at the I,irk. Mrs. Cogswell accom
panies her husband.
Major H. H. Adams and Captain M. J.
Lanahan, two army officers, are regis
tered at the Occidental.
"U*. N. Parker, the expert of the State
'. Board of Kxaminers. is registered at the
| Grand from I<os Angeles.
M. T.. HefFtlnger is staying at the Pal
ace. He is on his way to Manila, where
he proposes engaging in business.
Minnie Palmer, the actress, and her
husband. Francis Jerrard, were among
yesterday's arrivals at the Palace.
G. G. Burnett, with his wife and daugh
ter, returned to this city on Monday last,
after a sojourn in the principal Atlantic
cities.
The Marquise d'Oycy. one of the Pari
sian grande monde, is on the coast in
search of health and recreation. Her son
is traveling with her.
Dr. C. W. Kellogg, a prominent physi
cian of Lakeport. is at the Grand, where
he will remain during the short stay he
purposes making In the city.
E. O. McCnr
miek of the
Southern Pacific
Company tells the
following good
story of D. W.
Caldwell, who,
during his life,
HIS STANDING
WAS
RECOGNIZED.
was a man of af-
fairs and o"cn
pied the position of president of the Lake
Shore Railway. Mr. Caldwell was a gen
tleman of great amiability of disposition.
but. like most big men, he had a few pet
hobbies of his own, one of which was a
greal aversion to being disturbed or in
terrupted when he wns writing. One
afternoon, as he was sitting at his desk
engaged In the construction of a more
than ordinarily important missive, the
door of his office opened and a young gen
tleman, wearing one of the latest and
most expensive stilts and an air of great
consequence, floated In and introduced
himself ns Mr. Eels, the sou of Dan P.
Eels, one of Milwaukee's most important
business men.
"(Had to see you." said Caldwell.
"Kindly take a chair for a moment; I am
very busy with this letter of mine."
Young Eela took a chair, which was of
the hard scat variety, for which, by the
way. Caldwell'e office was noted.
Caldwell regutned his writing and 7-">ls
pal and gazed into space while the pemnds
merged themselves into minutes that, in
turn, lengthened out into quarter and
half hours. Finally Kcls could stund it
no longer and, taking out his watch, he
glanced at the time. Then, rising, he
stood in front of CaJdwell'a desk and said:
"Sir, I have but little time to spare, and
T wish to bo attended to. I am the son of
Dan P. Eels."
"You are who?" inquired Caldwell with
out raising his eyes from the paper.
"I am the son of Dan P. Eels," repeated
the young man.
"Oh," said Caldwell. "that makes a dif
ference. I did not understand you when
you first came in. Be seated again, 1 beg
of you. Put take two chairs this time."
When Julius Caesar reached the hanks
of the Ruhicon he paused. Even his
mighty soul hesitated at the contempla
tion of that which was before him.
Among his officers was a tribune by the
name of Patriclus Hnsea Farrellus, who,
witnessing the despondency Into which
his chief was thrown, sought to cheer him
up a bit by telling him the above story.
Caesar heard him to the end, and then,
with an awful expression of pain and ap
prehension upon his usually stern and
martial countenance, he cast one look
upon the Jester and with all his harness
on his back plunged headlong into the
tide, never stopping until he stood upon
the further shore. Those of his soldiers
who were near enough to hear the tale
with one aerord followed him. History
has already chronicled the result.
CALIFORNIANS IN NEW YORK.
NEW YORK, Juno 27.— R. D. McNeOl of
San Frnncisco is at the Fifth Avenue; M.
S. Elmore of San Francisco is at the
Hoffman; Hnn. William Sta.nton and
Miss Stanton of Pasadena are at the
Netherland; Mrs. George W. Bowers, Miss
Alice Hager. J. Downey Harvey, Mrs.
Harvey. Miss Anita Harvey, Miss Gene
vieve Harvey and maid. Miss Olive
Haven. Miss A. D. Smith, Chester Smith,
all of San Francisco, were passengers on
the American line steamer St. Paul, which
left for Southampton to-day.
Come feelings of Joy to my heart, .
Come peace and content unalloy'd,
I've leached the highest in art, • .
- -PS my b&th'l've.iiiaed J'^gucipld."'.
RUSH ORDERS
FOR TROOPS
AT PRESIDIO
The Transports Are
Needed at Manila.
VALENCIA WILL SAIL TODAY
WILL CARRY DETACHMENTS OF
CAVALRY AND INFANTRY.
The Second Oregon Regiment Will
Encamp at the Presidio Before
Going to Portland to Be
Mustered Out.
Rush orders were received at the Pre
sidio at 5 o'clock yesterday morning for
the immediate departure Of Troops B and
M of the Fourth Cavalry with the head
quarters, and two companies of the Twen
ty-fifth Infantry. The orders were en
tirely unexpected, as the two troops were
not slated to sail before July 12. It was
thought that they were to await the ar
rival of Troops D and II from the Yellow
stone Park, and the four troops were to
go on the City of Para. According to the
change of programme, Troops B and M,
with the two companies of the Twenty
fifth, will go aboard the McDowell at the
Presidio wharf at an early hour this
morning and will be taken to the Valen
cia, which is to sail this afternoon. The
BUdden change in the orders as heretofore
issued was the result of orders received
at department headquarters for the im
mediate dispatching of the transports
Valencia and Pennsylvania. This means
that the transports are needed at Manila
for the purpose of bringing back the vol
unteers. The headquarters and one com
pany of the Twenty-fourth Infantry with
two companies of "the Twenty-nftn In
fantry and GOO recruits are to go aboard
the Pennsylvania on Friday. Major
Morton, Fourth Cavalry, will be in com
mand of the troops on the Valencia, and
Colonel Freeman of those sailing on the
Pennsylvania.
Colonel Greenleaf, surgeon in charge of
the erection of the camps which are being
built at the Presidio for the returning
volunteers, will leave in a few days for
Portland, Or., where he goes to super
intend the erection of a camp which will
be used by the Second Oregon Regiment
pending Its being mustered out.
Colonel Greenleaf stated yesterday,
however, that the Oregon regiment would
first come to San Francisco and would
go Into camp here for a short while
before going to Portland. The present
muster out camps that are being built at
the Presidio are the largest that have
ever been erected by the Government.
Those on th<- old cavalry parade rover tho
area between the Lombard-street en
trance and the new general hospital and
will accommodate several thousand men.
All of the teats will be provided with
plank floors and stoves and the men will
have houses in which to cook and eat.
Two camps of a similar nature will be
immediately created upon the slope to tho
left of the Union-street car line where it
enters the Presidio.
The orders of Captain Stephen M.
Foote, Sixth Artillery, have been changed.
He has been ordered to report to the com
manding officer at the Presidio for duty
with the recruits pending transportation
to the Philippines. On Monday he was
under orders to join his battery at Hono
lulu.
Cpfin the recommedation of the, chief
surgeon of the department acting Assist
ant Burgeon James B. Cutter has been re
lieved from duty with the recruits at the
Presidio and ordered to report to the
commanding officer at Alcatraz Island for
duty at that post, relieving Assistant Bur
geon W. F. Dudley. Acting Assistant
Burgeon William Grey Miller has been or
dered to report for duty at the gener-il
hospital at the Presidio. Acting Assist
ant Surgeon James E. Shellenbergor has
also been ordered to r^p^t to the same
place for duty. Acting Assistant Surgeon
John H. Hereford has been similarly as
signed. __
Trunk moved, 25c; furniture, pianos, freight.
Signal Transfer Co.. 530 Jones; tel. Sutter 441.
JONES COMPROMISED.
Paid Two Thousand Dollars Into
Court to Settle With the Gov
ernment.
David W. Jones, a wealthy lumberman
of Siskiyou County, paid into the United
States TMstriet Court yesterday $2000 as
a compromise in the cases pending against
him in that court, the authorities at
Washington having consented to accept
that sum.
Jones was tried before a jury in the
District Court several weeks ago in a suit
brought by the Government to recover
$21 OfK) the alleged value of timber cut by
him on (government land. A verdict was
returned in his favor, but the I'nited
States Attorney gave notice that he would
take an appeal.
A criminal charge against Jones for cut
ting timber on Government land is pend
ing, but thi.s will be dismissed under the
terms of the compromise.
Libeling a Steamer.
Tsaac Odell. Henry Mill&don and Martin
E. Gaus filed a libel in the I'nited States
District Court yesterday against the
st<Tti-wheel steamer San Jose to recover
$312, wages alleged to be due them.
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"One day my husband noticed the ad-
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trimmed, epaulettes on shoulders, regular price $1.25—
on sale at 75 cents each.
250 LADIES' FANCY UNDERSKIRTS, regular price $1.00
— on sale at 5() cents each.
140 LADIES' FANCY UNDERSKIRTS, regular price $1.50
— on sale at 75 cents each.
85 LADIES' TAILOR-MADE SUITS, well made and lined;
colors navy, gray and green, also black; regular price
$7.50 — on sale at #4.!>0 each.
100 pieces FANCY STRIPED AND OMBRE RTRP.ON, all
silk, 3V2 inches wide, special price -O cents per yard.
1000 yards EMBROIDERY INSERTIONS AT 8 1-tt cents
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1 Candles, 3 3-Ball Candles, 3 4-Ball Candles, 1
i No. 1 Star Mine, 1 No. 2 Star Mine. 1 Whistle
: Bomb. 2 Yellow Jackets, 6 Large Pin Wheels,
! 1 Catherine Wheel, 6 Blue Lights, 6 3-Inch Ser-
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I Btar Mine. 1 Triangle Wheel. 5 Packages
; Crackers. 2 Packages Extra Crackers. 1 Pack-
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j 1 Surprise Box. 40 Red Heads, 1 Reporting Red
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Large Pin Wheels, 2 Catherine Wheels. 3
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Pot, 1 Electric Flower. 2 Whistling Torches. 5
Packages Extra No. 1. 5 Packages Shoo Fly
Crackers. 1 Box Torpedoes. 1 Can Red Fire,
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Exhibition Assortment.
12 Colored Candles. Large. 6-Star: 6 Exhibi-
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Star: 3 Colored Star Rockets, 4 oz. : 4 Colored
Star Rockets, 8 oz. : 1 Colored China Flyer,
Large; 1 Colored Vertical Wheel, 8-Inch: 1
" Bengal Light, M-\b.; 1 Colored Triangle Wheel.
VJ-lb.; 1 Colored Triangle Wheel, H-lb. ; 1 Mine
of Colored Stars, No. 4; 1 Mine of Colored
Stars. No. 5: 3 Colored Flower Pots, S-Inch;
1 Colored Rosette. Extra: 2 Colored Geysers.
Fmall; 2 U-lb. Cans Red Fire; 1 i^-lb. Can
Green Fire: 1 >4-lb. Can White Fire; 1 >4-lb.
Can Blue Fire: 1 Electric Flower; 1 Jeweled
Jet: 1 Mount Vesuvius; 1 Japanese Acrobat:
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SHOO FLY 3 pkgs. for TV
EXTRA LOUD Be per pkg.
I EXTRA, NO. 1 Be
PISTOL CRACKERS 10c
i RED HEADS 35c, 45c and 6. r .c per 100
A Box of Fireworks Given Free With Boys' Suits-
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616 to 620 Kearny St.. Cor. Commercial.
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AMUSEMENTS.
ALCAZARS
EVENINGS AT 8:15.
SATURDAY MATINEE AT 2:15.
LEWIS MORRISON,
Presenting Geo. Foster Plan's Historical
Comedy.
FREDERICK
The GREAT.
Next week— DOUBLE BILL.
MATINEE TUESDAY JULY 4.
DON CAESAR DE BAZAN,
'And the new curtain raiser,
ONLY THE MASTER SHALL BLAME.
ALHAMBRA THEATER.
MARIO LAMJJARDI, Manager.
LAMBARDI GRAND ITALIAN
OPERA COMPANY!
FIVE PERFORMANCES,
BEGINNING JUNE 28th.
Thursday "MIGNON"
Friday .* 'BARBER OF SEVILLE"
Saturday Matinee "IL TROVATORE"
Saturday Night "IONE"
Sunday "MIGNON"
PRICES— SI 50, \\ 00, 50c and 25c.
Reserved seats on sale at Sherman, Clay &
Co.'s and at the Alhambra Theater.
...QLYMPIA,..
Eddy St.. Cor. Mason.
America's Most Beautiful Music Hall.
GREATEST FREE BILL ON THE COAST.
THE KEISINGS,
Society Duettists.
The Big Hit of the Year,
QUERITA VINCENT,
New Songs, Costumes and Dances.
BILLY DODSON,
> The Divine Boprano.
AND AN ALL-STAR BILL.
„ ADMISSION FREE. MATINEE SUNDAY.
AMUSEMENTS. • •■'^••-
COLUMBIA^™
"Another success:."— Examiner. " ." -■ '
"Handsomely produced."— .' „°
"Makes a decided hit."— Chronicle.- • ' . '= .
"Audience charmed." — Bulletin.
"The acting was perfect."— Post. *■'. .• „
Charles Frohman presents MR. V
HENRY MILLER
i I Bam II 9 1 I QW 1 1 in Om la I B
—AND—
A SPECIAL COMPANY
In Anthony Hope's Romantic Comedy, ' ;
"THE ADVENTURE OF
THE LADY URSULA."
CALIFORNIA THEATER.
3. F. FRIEDLANDER Manager
FAREWELIT TO-NIGHT !
j The Last Opportunity to Hear the Great ' \
LAMBARDI OPERA COMPANY.
TO-NIGHT . ■
BY POPULAR DEMAND
"/VVANON LESCMUT."
, With All the Wonderful Principals in the Cast! ...
', Reserved Seats— Sßc. sOc, 7."»e. *1, $1.50. ..
AND REMEMBER
THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT 2:15
THOSE REAL LIVE BROWNIES !
200 _--OF THEM 100 . ■•
\FW Features. Special tisn. Dances.
nLI " Son&s. Ballet*, Marches. Everything.
' Seats 25c. 50c, 73c. Now- on Sale for
"THE BROWNIES IN FAIRYLAND." .
i JULY 2 "A MIDNIGHT BELL."
MATINEE TO-DAY (Wednesday), JUNE -23.
I Parquet, any seat, 25c; Balcony, lQv:; Chil-
dren. 10c, any part.
THE PASQUALIS,
Late of the Scalchi Concert Company.
Assisted by
SIG. ABRA/rtOFF,
in the Prison Scene From "Faust."
4- O'LEARYS — <*•
European Eccentric Comedians.
B I.LY- f=«RRELL— ILLIE
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MELVILLE AND STETSON, FRANCESCA
REDDING, TACIANU, FRED NIBLO AND
WILL M. CKESSY AND BLANCH DAYNE.
! TIVOLI OPERA-HOUSE.
TO-NIGHT! LAST TIME OF
Orpheus and Eurydice,
THURSDAY. JUNE 29TH.
POSITIVELY TWO WEEKS ONLY!
THE SOCIETY EVENT
DENIS O'SULLIVAN
In the Romantic Opera.
"SHAMUSO'BRIEN"
MATINEE SATURDAY AT 2 O'CLOCK. •
PRICES I*sc and 50c •
Telephone 9.
GRAND OPERA HOUSE
Telephone Main 532.
THIS EVENING,
Sir Julius Benedict's Beautiful Opera,
THIS
LILY of PIE!.
OUR NEW PRICES— EVENING:
• Orchestra, Reserved, sOc and 35c; Dregl
I Circle, Reserved, 2Bc: Family Circle, Re-
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MATINEE SATURDAY — Best Reserved
Seat In the House, 25e: Family Circle, Re-
served, 15c; Gallery, 10c.
CONCERTS AND *ESOBT&
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GREAT BILL IN THE THEATER.
THE FLYING BANVARDS. ADA J. COS-
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AMATEUR MAYPOLE DANCE
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