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CQNLON MAKES A BAD BREAK Oil TBE STAND Desks Purchased but Not Delivered. — » BUG IN A SI O,OOO CONTRACT — — GRAND JURY AFTER CORRUPT SCHOOL DIRECTORS. « J>r. Gedge and His Partner Went Be fore the Inquisitors to Protest Their Innocence Without Being Summoned. The Grand Jury is determined to get at the bottom of the Board of Education scandal, if such a thing ls possible, and if present indications count for anything it is more than likely that indictments will bo found against at least two mem bers of that body for accepting bribes from firms furnishing supplies to the School Department. The energy displayed by the members of the Grand Jury in investigating the charges of corruption that have been made against Gedge and Conlon has started shivers of apprehen sion chasing up and down the spinal col umns of that unsavory pair, while Di rector Kemp's disgust at the manner in which lit- was bunkoed out of what he considered his share of the "boodle" has been succeeded by a fear that he may also be Indicted. Yesterday these three worthies rushed panic-stricken before the Grand Jury, each for himself, to testify to his indi vidual honesty, In their anxiety, however, they overreached themselves. They had not been subpenaed, and If they were in nocent they could have trusted their fate safely in the hands of the Grand Jury; but reason was blinded by the knowledge t>f their dangerous position, and they tried a plan that may, alter all, prove their un doing. Their actions while waiting in the ante room for an opportunity to be heard were suspicious to the last degree. They sat in one corner of the room for more than an hour conferring in whispers that is, i ledge and Cordon did. Kemp was there part of the time, but his nerves were on edge, and frequent visits to near-by dis aries of "grocers" were necessary to keep up his flagging courage. But Kemp never got .- chance to protest his pureness of art and purpose before the Inquis itors, for by tne time that body had fin ished with the other two it was ti p. m., and an adjournment was taken. Conlon was the first to be called. He entered the Grand Jury room with his little story of how he had been vilified and abused on the tip of his tongue, but he had not been under fire five minutes before the weakness of his defense was apparent to the most obtuse Juryman in the room— and the Grand Jury is com posed of an exceptionally intelligent body of men. Conlon's discomfiture was caused by his reference to the purchase from C. F. Weber & Co. of a $10,000 lot of desks for the School Department. What has become of JSOOO worth of these desks Is one of the things that the Grand Jury is desirous of knowing. Kemp was asked the question, but claimed he did not know. He could not tell whether the desks had ever been received, or If re ceived how distributed, notwithstanding the fact that he is and was at the time ! the purchase was made chairman of the committee on supplies. In fact, so far as his knowledge went the desks are as com- i pletely lost as though they had never j existed. Dr. Gedge was next given a chance to clear himself and went to the task with an assurance worthy of a better cause. He protested solemnly that he had never received $2000 nor any other sura as a bribe, and sought to convince the jurors of the absurdity of such an assumption by quoting the price paid for the station ery supplies, which would preclude the possibility of the successful bidder pay ing such a large commission. He did not attempt to explain where the $8000 worth of desks had gone, however. Dur ing the course of his testimony Gedge at tributed his accusation to the animosity of George Walker, the man to whom he confessed the acceptance of a $2000 bribe. In addition to the two directors several other witnesses were examined, but their testimony was unimportant. C. S. Bene dict appeared to testify to the good char acter of Dr. Gedge, although he had not been subpenaed as a witness. J. Curtis, tenting the firm of Payot, Upham & Co., and C. M. Wiggins, representing the firm of the Whitaker & Ray Company, testified in regard to certain supplies fur nished the department. The Grand Jury will hold a special ses sion this afternoon and evening to fur ther investigate the School Department scandal. Bazaar of St. Brendan's Church. Well merited success has attended St. Brendan's Church fair which is now in progress. The excellence of the enter tainments given each evening has made the fair popular with the pleasure-seek ing public and as a result the attendance has been large. The Inclemency of the •weather last evening did not have the ef fect of diminishing the attendance. The programme was under the direction of the Ladies of the Children of Mary booth and the church choir booth and contained many pleasing features. The fair is scheduled to close to-morrow night, but It is possible tbrtt It may be continued several days next week. ADVERTISEMENTS. !1 I9OO'S - - $40 I 3 ARRIVE NOV. Ist | J AGENTS WANTED. | I 1899 I I (3 fe^SSC a I S BICYCLES 7? I $35 | Bl WHILE THEY LAST. I; 1 THOS. H.B. VARNEY, 1 |? Market and 10th Sts., S.F. | | OPEN EVENINGS. | Land Scrip And Land Warrants Of AH Kinds Fop the Location of Government And State Lands Both Surveyed And Unsurveyed. F. A, HYDE, 4KJ. HvmU&aimn St.. »sm PrmtnUtaa GLORIOUS CLIMATE ABDICATES IN FAVOR OF REAL WEATHER MANY San Franciscans believed yesterday that it was raining. Never were they more mistaken in their lives. The hot wave of last Sunday had merely reached high heaven and made the angels weep. Of course it would be impopslble to force Forecaster McAdie to admit any such thing. - He insists that the downpour was caused by a low temperature re sultant from the collision of a storm from Mexico with one from the north. And a mighty mean low temperature It must have been to spoil such an angelic theory. Catch a well-bred min imum or maximum temperature doing anything of the sort! Never! Only the lowest of low temperatures could descend to such depths. This one, at any rate, according to McAdie, was caused primarily by the storm from the republic to the south. It blew up through the pepper patches and the tamale beds at a great veloc ity, getting hotter and hotter as it came. It struck San Francisco in the midribs and made it groggy. The luck less city reeled to its corner, perspir ing at every pore, faintly calling for the iceman. Out from the north there was some thing charging for a reckoning with the hot wave. A very Southern Pacific of a storm, bound to bump into some thing, was gathering from the glaciers, and when it started it brought with It a wave as cold as a 5 o'clock tea. The two waves met Tuesday night, head on, just beyond the bar. The collision was terrific, and water was thrown all over the adjacent ocean and Marin County. A little of the sprinkle ar rived here the same evening, but the real thing came yesterday morning, descending first in a tattoo of hall and later descending in an air-purifying, eewer-flushlng noonday shower. WARDEN VACANCY AT FOLSOM STATE PRISON TWO REPUBLICAN APPLICANTS FOR THE POSITION. Directors Will Meet To-Morrow at the Prison— Report That a Dem ocrat Will Be Chosen. The Board of State Prison Directors will meet at Folsom to-morrow and con sider the subject of selecting a Warden to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles Aull. The directors have de cided to appoint a Democrat, holding that a custom long established is, in effect, an unwritten law, and that the Warden at Folsom shall be a Democrat if the War den at €an Quentln is a Republican. Warden Aull, a Democrat, held office for three terms. Owing to the favorable in fluence of Irwin C. Stump, who was chair man of the Republican State Central Committee in the campaign which culmin ated in the election of H. H. Markham as Governor, Mr. Aull was retained in office throughout a Republican administration. No change, of course, was made when Governor Budd came into power, and no change was contemplated, so far as can be ascertained, by the present administra- I tion. There are two Republican aspirants for the wardenshlp. Ex-Sheriff Thomas Cun ningham of San Joaquin has many strong backers for the place. Ex-Sheriff Mark B. Ivory of Contra Costa County ls in ; dorsed for the position by many prom inent Republicans. The Prison Directors have not announced the name of a Demo crat for the place, but the announcement will no doubt be made at the meeting to morrow. ST. JOSEPH LADIES' AT HOME. Their Programme the Feature of the Youths' Directory Fair Last Evening. The Youths' Directory festival continues to be an attraction, and despite last ! nighfsdownpour the attendance was fully i up to the average. The feature of the \ evening's programme was the "at home" I of the ladies of St. Joseph's union booth. i The ladies were assisted in entertaining ! their friends by a number of well-known I amateurs, who provided a musical pro- 1 gramme of exceptional excellence. There were numbers by Graber's Mandolin Club, Sandy and Manlloyd, Miss Kitty Black and H. Gallagher, and an exhibition of fancy dancing was given by K. Broche. This evening the ladies of the Charltv booth will receive their friends. Mrs. < '. Cassassa will be in charge and will be as sisted by Mesdames Johnstone, Gallagher, C. J. Walsh, Dinnlene Horrigan, Halpin, Keane, Misses L. Keefe, K. Cassassa, M. Corrigan, Dunn, Keane, A. Connelly and L. Connelly. The musical programme will be furnished by the Market Street Rail way band. There will be a reunion next Tuesday at Native Sons' Hall of the friends of the Youths* Directory. The comedy "Turned Up" will be produced by students of St. Ignatius College and members of the Western Addition Club. A dance will fol low, for which music will be furnished by the League of the Cross band. The floor committee consists of John D. Ma- ' honey, Daniel D. Ryan, Harvey Maher. j Antolne Pilcovich, James P. Booth, Frank i P. Haynes, George Connolly, John S. Ban- j nerman and Eustace Culllnan. COURT NOTES. Frances J. Murphy Le Gonidec, wife of Raoul Gabriel M. E. Le Gonldec, has sued William H. Fitzhugh, Mary E. Fitzhugh, William G. Henshaw, Willis E. Davis, the Union Trust Company, the California Ti tle Insurance Company and various ficti tious defendants, to foreclose a mortgage of $35,000, with $4527 64 Interest, on seven teen blocks of land in the Stanford tract, near the Park. The suit was filed by plaintiff's counsel, Maguire & Gallagher. "Lucky" Baldwin appeared in Judge Megan's court yesterday to answer to the charge of violating the fire ordinance by erecting; a brick wall at Market and Powell streets without obtaining the nec essary permit, and by consent the case was continued till to-morrow to be set Ah Chung, who was arrested Wednes day for expectorating In the City Hall corridors, failed to appear in Judge Mo fan's court yesterday when his name was called, and the Judge declared his ball of $5 forfeited. St. Peter's and St. Paul's. At St. Peter's and St. Paul's Bazaar last evening the ladies of St. Rose's booth, under the direction of Mrs. Maosero, had charge of the entertainment. Mies TIIE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1899. It has knocked the hot wave Into smithereens; the glorious climate of California has become weather, and Forecaster McAdie says it will remain as unsettled as tailors' bills until an other period of high temperature hap pens along from God knows where. The downpour has been general throughout the State and Arizona, while in Nevada and Utah it has been snowing on Indians and Mormons. The precipitation was somewhat heavier than is usual in October, and the ac companying cold snap might have caused serious damage to fruit grow ers had not Forecaster McAdie grasped the situation as he did and sent out warnings in ample time for growers and dryers to protect the matured crops. In Arizona the downpour was even heavier than in California, 2.32 inches falling at Flagstaff up to 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The Nevadans and Salt Lakers are the people who are getting it. One day they got the warning that something was coming, md the next day It snowed. O'Rourke sang a contralto solo; Miss Beronio gave a selection on the piano and the "fan" chorus proved to be a great attraction. St. Rose's booth was handsomely decorated with flags on the exterior and with cut flowers, potted plants and bric-a-brac in the interior. Pansies and Thought and work produce wondrous results. Atchison (Kans.) people take notice. "Keith's" window, SOS Market St., Pheian building. * Fell From a Scaffold. Mike Hopkins, a hodcarrier, about CO years of age, employed on a building in course of erection on Mission street, be tween Fourth and Fifth streets, fell from a scaffold yesterday a distance of about twenty feat. He was taken to the Re ceiving Hospital, where Dr. Stephens found that three of his ribs were- broken and his left lung was punctured. He was later sent to the City and County Hos pital. In the Divorce Court. Emma L. Hughes has been granted a divorce from William P. Hughes on the MADE ATTORNEY FOR COAST BUSINESS MEN Attorney E. S. Pillsbury. EBEN S. PILLSBURY will represent. in a legal capacity, the whole salers and Jobbers and manufacturers of the Pacific Coast before the Interstate Commerce Commission in St. Louis next month. This was decided upon, yesterday and the vote of the Pacific Coast Traffic As sociation's executive committee was unanimous ln the selection. The hearing on rates, differentials and terminals will take place on November 18. Mr. Pillsbury is not supposed to know as much about rate matters as the merchants and jobbers, and representatives of the Traffic Association who have made a study, of rates and all that appertains to them will also go to St. Louis. Mr. Loveland, the chairman of the Traffic Association's ex ecutive committee, and W. R. Wheeler are certain to go. While It is true that the decision of the Interstate Commission is final in one sense of the word there is here a Belief that the matter may ultimately get into the Supreme Court, of the United States in some shape. Mr. Pillsbury will guard the legal interests of the coast. Mr. Pillsbury's selection was made by a sub-committee and waa then ratified by the full committee. The ex ecutive committee also named Frank Brown, representing the steel and wire Interest, and Charles F. Tay of the George H. Tay Company as a sub committee to visit Los Angeles and confer with the wholesalers and Job bers and manufacturers concerning the work of organizing the business men of the coast. | Forecaster McAdie was not prepared yesterday afternoon to predict the limit of the present storm. He is of the opinion that it will sweep to the south and east in a few days, visiting Texas and Louisiana with heavy rains. ground of cruelty. Ida B. Mitchell has sued Charles 11. Mitchell for a divorce, al leging failure to provide as cause of ac tion. Charles A. Jackson asks for a di vorce from Anna W. F. Jackson on the ground of intemperance. Su.ts for divorce on the ground of desertion have been filed by Willametta Hutchinson against Sterl ing Hutchinson, Mary C. Kelly against Jo seph Kelly, Charles L. Whitney against Kate L. Whitney, Emlle Loupe against Margery Loupe and An.iie E. Hagedorn against Herman Hagedorn. BURGLAR ARRESTED. SAN JOSE, Oct. 12.— J. W. Durdock, who is supposed to be an Eastern crook, was arrested in the act of breaking into the room of C. Mattel, in the Swiss Hotel, this afternoon. Ho had entered the room by means of a skeleton key and then locked the door. Some Jewelry and a bank book for several hundred dollars that had been taken were found under the bed by Officer Humburg, who made the arrest. Dr. George I. Drucker, dentist, has re turned and will resume practice at 1170 Market street. • ALL READY NOW TOR MUNICIPAL POLITICAL WAR Republican Commit tee Is Announced. CALL FOR EARLY MEETING GRAND RATIFICATION SATUR DAY NIGHT. Big Registration Indicative of Re publican Success Large Enroll ment in Horace Davis Central Club. Sheldon G. Kellogg. chairman of the Republican local convention, yesterday announced the appointment of the new Republican county committee. In ac cordance with the purpose of the conven tion the committee consists of eighteen members at large and four from each of the eighteen Assembly districts. In the selection of men to manage party affairs In the city the chairman consulted the wishes of the various district delegations, thus giving the principle of local self government the broadest recognition. There will be a meeting of the new county committee next Saturday evening at the headquarters of the Horace Davis Central Club. History building, 723 Market street At that time the committee will probably organize by the election of a chairman and secretary. The following constitute the committee: AT LARGE. Alfred Bonvier. Edward M. Buck ley. John J. Daiigbney. I. B. Dal/.iel, C. W. Gordon, Max Goldberg, Augus tus Johnson, John McDermott, John B. McNamara, John F. McGlynn, Lin coln D. MncDonald, A. J. Martin, William Metiner, George W. Pen nington, A. B. Simmons, A. B. Tru man, George Winner, James A. Wil son. DISTRICT COMMITTEEMEN. Twenty-eighth District — William 11. Nolan, Charles L. Franklin, Harry lioy, Charles F. Engelke. Twenty-ninth District l.eon Sam uels, Paul Schulz, E. 11. Lutgens, J. Collins. Thirtieth District — J. J. More house, B. G. Soniers, Richard Cox, Daniel Crane. Thirty-first District — William Of fernian. E. 1,. Nolan, T. J. Sullivan, 11. McMahan. Thirty-second District Lawrence Hoey, Thomas Duff, J. Lucy, John Ahem. Thirty-third District Louis Non neinnnn, James F. Kelly, Thomas Hnynes, James Hennessy. Thirty-fourth District .1. K. C. Hobbs, 11. C. Henderson, Z. T. Barber, M. V. B. Taylor. Thirty-fifth District — John R. Hill man, F. W. Warren, Perry J. Smith, Richard Herring. Thirty-sixth — William 11. Teigeler, Alpheus Duffee, John J. Hore. Henry E. Holmes. Thirty-seventh District — T. V. Maxwell, J. F. Newford, Augustus Tllden. James H. Humphreys. Thirty-eighth District J. C. Zel lerhaeh. M. A. Riordan, George 1,. Sharp, J. C. Bnurbln. Thirty-ninth District — T. H. Mc- Carthy, F. D. Worth, A. A. Louder back, J. J. Sullivan. Fortieth District — Charles L,. Field, Lewis G. MeMullen, I. J. Asehheim. F. W. Meyer. Forty-first District — Maurice Brandt, ..nrelins E. Buckingham, Nathan H. Frank, Samuel K. Mitch ell. Forty-second District —A. R. Smith, R. H. Mowbray, I. J. Tru man Jr.. Orlando M. Marsh. Forty-third District — George J. Boyne, F. G. Robrecht, John J. Curry, Charles L. Benton. Forty-fourth District — Dr. AY. C. Eldenmuller, Dr. R. C. Meyers, L. A. Rea. A. Ruef. Forty-fifth District — Thomas R. Evans. James Carr, W. B. Miller, John Daley. Republicans are preparing for the ratifi cation meeting to-morrow evening. It was reported in one of the dally papers recently that the Democratic ratification meeting would be held at Metropolitan Hall on Saturday evening of this week, but the Republicans have engaged the hall for that evening, and they hold a receipt for the prepaid rent. No doubt Democrats will be cordially welcomed by their fellow-citizens of Re publican faith. Democrats could not nut their time to better use than in listening for a half-hour to the plain language of that exemplary citizen the Hon. Horace Davis. The registration, which closed last night, renders it certain that a very large vote will be cast at the municipal election. A large registration Is always indicative of Republican success. There is a marked change of public sentiment in favor of Mr. Davis. Republicans who were debating the question last week whether they should cast another ballot for Mr. Pheian have settled the problem by resolving to support Mr. Davis, be cause he is the Republican nominee and in every other respect worthy of the in dorsement of the people of San Francisco. When Mayor Pheian happens to be cam paigning in Republican districts he is very anxious that national issues and party topics should not he discussed In a local contest. When addressing a Demo cratic audience at Metropolitan Hall he takes another view of the subject. When he was advertised to address a Demo cratic mass meeting in this city on August 4 The Call fancied that he would "slop over," and therefore engaged an expert stenographer to report his speech ver batim. The Mayor, with the assistance of an evening paper, is now trying to square that speech with subsequent ut terances, but the matter is not adjustable. Another extract from the Mayor's Dem ocratic speech on that occasion may in terest Republican voters. The Mayor said: "The old Democratic party that came down from Jefferson has traditions which appeal to us all. It has always been the closest party to the people. And when Mr. Lane says he Is surprised that the Republican party has not at any time inspired the confidence of the peo ple, notwithstanding that it had with It such men as Abraham Lincoln, he can be easily answered when we tell him that the personnel of the party is com posed unfailingly— and you see it In this city — of the men who prey upon the pub lic revenues and avoid their share of taxation and who subsist upon special privileges. You can't regenerate the Re publican party In municipal affairs for that reason." When Horace Davis speaks of living national issues in which every citizen is concerned Mayor Pheian calls him a traitor to the charter, but shades of Monticello, Pheian can bring out Thomas Jefferson and the early century traditions of the Democratic party and no one for that challenges his loyalty to the spirit of the new charter. In the name of con science one may ask what Mayor Pheian means by this Jeffersonian diversion. The charge made by the Mayor that the Republican party is composed unfail ingly of men who avoid their share of taxation was unwarranted, unjust and untrue. Republican tax payers may re sent it at the polls on November 7. The enrollment of voters in the Horace Davis Central Club Is progressing rapid ly. The organization promises to exert great influence in the cause of good gov ernment. Members of the Democratic County Committee have been notified to attend the Initial meeting of that body at B'nai B'rith Hall to-night. A Democratic ratification meeting will be held next Monday night at Metro politan Temple for the purpose of indors ing the nominees of the late Democratic convention. ' The Deane Non-Partisan Club of the - ADVERTISEMENTS. M^ DRESSY - gg» CHAPS LIKE /^gL^ CM THE \ >^^v F? TOP Vfbf M^ COAT. *«S \\\\ i' ''i^v ■ /& li: ' s a manly, dressy r*» J* ll a Si /l ikr V\ Winter Overcoat. \%f I Ik / ( \ a £ reat Tnp ~ \LJ Jin J I \ oa * Special for Fri- \^\\\ © mS^ I IV^I rfa?/ a * d Saturday. f\^**\C/\ ii yl "I Slide from a fine ™L 4r\L ; «=s^j grade of English Cov- \ I %^fcV \ 3 cr^ Cloth, in a pretty | t|V A l l'\(^ light shade, raised welt I llW^ T 1 |____-ii_ly seams, velvet collar, 1 I ' IESB^KJSf $ 6 - 00 always. ■ 1 iSF VM 4£o OCT /J I If M Jpo»yo /i# ll j a IS /SH Friday and Saturday. JMi '/ ■ % H^ w_ Sizes 3to 15 years. /i M 1 RAPHAEL'S, / _^|l 7 /I ]i| X\\ INCORPORATED. >.^^ // 111 -s^r' King Fins for Over- -7 // I £7^ coats, 1 — «■■*>» —^^ Corner Kearny Street and Union o* Square Avenue. Thirty-third District was organized on Wednesday evening, October 11. at 1450 San Bruno avenue, with a membership of seventy-seven. The officers elected were: President, Fred H. Flynn, 2607 Twenty-fifth street; first vice-president, George Conners, 2708 Twenty-fourth street; second vice-president, Patrick Toohey, 1452 San Bruno avenue; secre tary, William Collins, 1457 San Bruno avenue;, treasurer, James McGlaughlin, 1311 York street; executive committee- Harry Magee, Peter Conley. Michael Mul rooney, Thomas McGlaughlin, Peter Far rington; sergeant-at-arms, Michael Mc- Carthy. SALASSA IS SUBLIME AS DON CARLOS npHOSE who heard "Ernani" at the Ti- THOSE who heard "Ernani" at that so voli last night will concede that so I far Salassa's Don Carlos, King of Spain, was the best work this full fledged artist has done in this city. Pos sessing a truly royal stage presence, com manding a kingly deportment and being the lucky owner of a barytone the equal of which is seldom heard on any operatic stage, it may easily be imagined that Sa lassa's King Carlos was a dramatic cre ation over which the most blase music lovers may well go into ecstasies. His solo toward the end of the fourth act was most assuredly a masterful vocal effort, not alone because of the rare quality of the voice, but also because of the care and, may I say, science of execution. Sa lassa's success is by no means restricted to his vocal triumphs, but his dramatic tem perament, his painstaking adherence to elocutionary effect and his realistic mim icry combine to make him a king in his element. While the lion's share of the success must be accorded to Salassa, because his is the most responsible role of the play, it would be unfair to withhold praise from the other artists whose assistance was necessary to complete the performance. Avedano had no opportunity to exhibit the full scope of his ability until the last act, where he showed his worth in a duet and a trio. Anna Lichter, too, had not very much chance to display her advan tages and it is so much more credit to her that she made very much of her part and did the little with that care and polish which mark all her operatic work. G. S. Wanrell, after a rest of several weeks, came once more to the front and con vinced his listeners that his delightful basso cantante becomes an ornament to the cast because he knows so well how to use it to advantage, and because his method of singing is strictly in accord ance with the principles of true art. His Don Silva was exquisite. But the grandest part of last night's performance was the finale of the fourth act, where the chorus showed its utmost strength. It received five curtain calls. Max Hirschfeld and his splendid orches tra contributed their invaluable aid. «_nd now I have written another eulogy orr the Tivoli Grand Opera Company, but what will you? It is true eulogies, when too often repeated, become tiresome. But it is not my fault that the Tivoli has such an excellent company that an adverse criticism would be defamatory. "Ernani" will be repeated on Saturday and Sunday evenings. This evening "Satanella" will be repeated ALFRED METZGER. ARGONAUTS AT PLAY. Forty-Niners Enjoy a Reunion at Oakland. OAKLAND, Oct. 12.— Just fifty years ago to-day seventy-nine argonauts, all residents of Cayuga County. N. V.. who had formed the Cayuga Joint Stock Com pany, whose purpose was the Quest of gold in the hills and rivers of the Golden State, disembarked in San Francisco after a stormy ocean voyage of 226 days in the good old bark Belvldera, which facetiously has been described by the venerable Captain Samuel Barney as being forty feet long, forty feet wide and forty feet deep. So far as known there are but ten survivors of that band and six of these to-night celebrated the fiftieth an niversary of the event of their disem barkment, Timothy L. Barker, the re tired merchant, residing at 1119 Castro street, being the host of the occasion. The Barker mansion was brilliantly Il luminated and the decorations were su perb. Over the main entrance floated a huge silk American flag. On the banquet table, around which the whetted appe tites of the survivors were satiated with the best of delicacies that money could buy, stood a floral miniature of the bark Belvidera and toasts were drunk to past and present as well as the next anni- versary. The six surviving Argonauts were Timo thy L. Barker, the host; William M. Eddy the banker of Santa Barbara; Werthing S. Lyon, who for the past forty years has been foreman in the melting department of the Selby Lead and Smelt ing Works, San Francisco; Andrew J. Haight of Alameda, formerly for years with the old firm of Moffatt and Com pany, the earliest coiners of San Fran cisco, and afterward an assayer -with Keilogg, Huston & Co., predecessors of the present Selby Smelting Works; Dr. William A. Grover. retired physician and oldest of the sextet; Hiram T. Graves, lormerly with Moffatt & Co., later in the United States Assayer's office, San Fran cisco Mint, and at present secretary of the Mount Olive Cemetery Association. They were accompanied by their wives. The combined ages of the six argonauts is 445 years. The other four survivors, who have since returned to Cayuga County, New York, and from whom greetings were received, are Dr. Oscar, D. Munson, dentist; Weston A. Ogaen, retired merchant: John Choate, hard ware dealer, and George Richardson, furniture dealer. Among those present to-nlght as representatives of a younger generation were Senator George C. Per kins, Congressman Victor Metcalf, ex- Mayor W. R. Davis and Colonel John P. Irish, who extended greeting to.^ the guests of the occasion. During the In terims between the spicy speeches, yarns and reminescenses, . music was rendered by Miss Annie Herrick, violinist; "Miss Bertha Marvin, soloist, and Esta Marvin, pianist, and the evening closed by the company pinging "Auld Lang Syne, and a sentiment to the next anniversary. Each guest was presented with a sou venir in the way of a miniature p'.ck, shovel and pan. and each lady received a little bucket of so-called nuggets. Run Down by a Cable Car. John Gerbes, a crippled cigar-dealer, was knocked down last night by a west bound cable car at the corner of Eighth and Market streets, and sustained a se vere laceration of the right cheek and a bruised eye. Eyewitnesses claim that the gnpman failed to ring his bell. Gerbes was taken to the Receiving Hospital, where hi? wounds were dressed by Dr. Dray. Wet Weather at the Chutes. Nearly 2000 persons visited the Chutes last night, despite the wet weather, and the management, wanting to show its appreciation, opened its larder, gave away ice cream, candies, popcorn and everything of an edible description. • Registration Closes. Registration closed last night. Up to midnight 1451 persons had registered for the day. and 1207 changes of residence were recorded. The total number of voters who regis tered this year is 70,415, as against 62,456. ADVERTISEMENTS. I Investigate First! I Investigate First! I 8 Buy Oil Stock j Afterward! Is the manner in which all prudent Investors would proceed, for the fol- j lowing of that course would ob- viate all necessity for rectifying mistakes should they occur. They j will inquire whether or no a com- \ pany is operating on OIL LAND; £ Sif there are any wells near; n what the probable net return would M be from the product of the wells, and, finally, if the capitalization of •m a company would permit of the small shareholder ever receiving a ! DIVIDEND OF ANY SIZE. We answer YES to all these ques- -1 tions. Let us PROVE IT to you. ; £j Until further notice stock will be I sold at $1 per share. I Pamphlets and map for the asking. \ !8 SAN JOAQUIN i OIL AND DEVELOPMENT CO., I 38 Crocker Building. Open evenings from Building. j Open evenings from 7 to 8. 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