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POLICE WILL RISK IT.
Consternation was manifested yester day among the police who are eligible for retirement on the pension list, as tHey had been requested to call at 11 o'clock at Police Headquarters. They felt satis fled that' they were .to be asked to send in their resignations, and they did not relish the outlook. They were not asked to resign, but were offered tho privilege of so doing. 'It was pointed out to them that they could now retire without any trouble, as they had served the twenty years and were over 60 years of age, but the new charter provided that they must be 65 years of age, and it was an open question whether or not the new rule would apply to them. They. all, as one man. said they would not send in their resignations and would take their chances. ADVERTISEMENTS. One of Pittsburgh Most Estimable Business Men Certifies to the Wonderful ) Efficacy of Cuticura. I was a sufferer for eight years from that most distressing of all diseases, Eczema. 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BROMAN6ELON, pkg 100 Makes delicious dessert Jelly, all flavors. Regularly 15c. TOMATO CATSUP, pint bot — 150 Ideal brand: best and purest. Regularly 20c. SALAO DRESSING, bot 25c Mrs. Herman's home-mads. Regularly 30c. ORANGES, dozen 25c Placer County navel oranges. Regularly 23c. GERMAN DILL PICKLES, qt — 10c Regularly iZc. MAIL. ORDERS SOLICITED. CATALOGUE FREE. 39 STOCKTON ST., near Market. (Old number H Stockton st.) TELEPHONE MAIN 553. sianers met at the Mayor's office yester day to determine by lottery their respec tive term of office. Jeremiah Deasy and Oliver Everett each won a four-year, prize. Sheldon Q. Kel logg was the winner of a three-year term. M. Greenblatt, who deserved better luck, got the two-year term. A. W. Voor sanger took the one-year package, and will doubtless be ready to serve the public again before Mayor Phelan's administra tion ends. On Saturday morning the Election Com missioners will meet in the Registrar's office and will perfect their organization. A keen tight is being made for the secre taryship, the leading candidates being Lawrence Welch. T. J. Walsh and D. I. Gordon. , . The new Police Commissioners-elect met last evening informally at the office of Dr. W. F. McNutt. 1220 Sutter street, on the request of Mayor Phelan that they draw lots to determine the duration of their respective terms of office. The four Commissioners-elect— W. J. Biggy, W. F. McNutt, George A. Newhall and William Thomas— were present. At the representation of Mr. Thomas it was decided that he and his colleagues were only private citizens until they had duly qualified and as such had no right to cast lots for the duration of their re spective terms. Action was accordingly deferred until Monday next. The point raised by Mr. Thomas, was presented to the new Park Commission ers yesterday afternoon and Reuben H. Lloyd, one of the oldest and best lawyers In the city, attached very little Importance to it. Mr. Thomas may be surprised to learn that he will still be a private citizen after he takes his oath of office. He will not attain to the solemn dignity and pro found responsibility of an office-holder until he receives his commission from the Mayor. Moreover, the Mayor must state in the commission the length of time the Commissioner is expected to serve, and that period is to be determined by the chance of lottery. One can hardly understand why, Mr. Thomas, who was willing as a private citizen to pledge his aupport as Police Commissioner to the Esola programme, should become so supersensltlve on tho matter of adjusting In advance . each Commissioner's term of office. .. cancies now existing In the department win then be filled and the board will re ure in ravor of Its successors. Before taking up their evening's business th« Commissioners gracefully submitted to having a last picture taken. Mr. Tobin M .r. Alvord and Mr - Gunst occupied seats at the table, as did also ex-Chief Lees & e \£? t ptaln SW 1 - CaptalM Spil lane, Wittman. Dunleavy and Glllen stood behind the Commissioners and posed becomingly. The* ordeal over. Ihe board took up the business of the even- Ihe case of Officer W. E. Rice, who was c . har Ked by Joseph Kane with having done him bodily harm without provoca tion, was called. Kane acted as prosecut ing attorney and examined William Me tl U Mfl" i\ Ai !t am ? nrt Frank Barton, who testified to the misconduct of Rice Sen ator El. Wolff, who acted as the po liceman s attorney, made a strong 'fight for his client, but Judge Tobin seemed to feel that Rice had done wrong In not put ting on his coat when he left his house to chastise Kane, and had not acted as an officer should. < Policeman Boukofsky was brought be fore the board for being intoxicated wnile on duty. Sergeant Mahoney was the com plaining witness and he testified how Boukofsky had fallen down the steps while in an inebriated condition. Bou kofsky in his own behalf said that he had been on duty at the polls for nine nours without being relieved and was taken sick and a drug clerk prescribed whiskey for him and this affected him, and while go- Ing up stairs to change his uniform he stubbed his toe against an iron plate tripped and fell down the stairs. Captain Wlttman said that Boukofsky was a good officer and had never been reported for dereliction of duty. Sergeant Mahoney seemed anxious to make a strong case against the unfortunate policeman and added other damaging facts to his testi mony. Commissioner Tobin Instructed Captain Wittman to substitute rubber for the material now in use on the station steps. • Officer Callahan was tried for the same offense and was given a severe reprimand by President Tobin. Callahan's captain and sergeants paid him a high compli ment as an officer and this fact mitlsattd his offense. Policeman Phelan was the most unfor tunate of the lot. He was charged with neglect of duty because he did not pay at tention to incoherent statements made to him by Antoine Aschsletter that a man who murdered his wife was in a saloon on Phelan'a beat.- For failure to Investigate the matter Phelan was mulcted a month's salary, but had the satisfaction of hear ing Captain Splllane say that' he was nn honest policeman and attended strictly to business. The case of Special Officer Herman Hot bush, charged with assaulting a citizen, was postponed two weeks at the request of Attorney Sweeney. Ignatian's Grand Ball. All arrangements have been completed for the grand ball to be given on the evening of the 12th Inst. in Native Sons' main hall by Ignatlan Council of tho Young Men's Institute.. It is expected that this will be the grandest social event that has ever been given by this very popular council. A Youthful Burglar. Philip Snook, a 15-year-old boy, was ar rested yesterday by Detective Cody and Special Officer John Allen, and booked at the City Prison on a charge of burg lary. He is accused of having stolen a purse containing $55 from Mrs. H. M. Davis, a writer on the Wave, while she was purchasing some goods at the Em porium Tuesday morning. Dr. Parker's Cough Cure. One dose will stop a cough. Never falls. Try It. All druggists. POLICE COMMISSIONERS INFLICTED HEAVY FINES Heavy fines were Inflicted by the Board of Police Commissioners at their meeting last evening. Officer John Phelan was fined $100 for'neglect of duty, William E. Rice was mulcted of $50 for unofflcerlike conduct, Charles Callahan $25 for Intoxica tion, and E. N. Boukof sky was fined a like sum for the same offense. 4 The meeting was devoted to the trial of the officers mentioned for the various offenses, and as the session lasted until a late hour the. Commissioners decided to hold their final meeting this afternoon at 4 o'clock. It is understood that the va- The Best. The best Is Rood enough for most people, and It Is always found at ZV.nkand's. the best of everything, viands, service and music. • CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSIONERS Two Obliged to Resign' Office in. the Merchants' Association. . i All the directors of the Merchants' As sociation were present at the special, meeting yesterday to take action upon the cases of two of the directors. Mayor I'helan appointed Director Watt upon the Fire Commission and Director Quinn upon the Civil Service Commission. As it has always been the unwritten law of the Merchants' Association that. none of its directors shall occupy a public office while serving upon the board, Directors Watt and Quinn very reluctantly sent In their resignations from the board of directors. As it waa deemed advisable to retain the precedent so long sustained in the administration of the association, the board with great regret decided to accept the resignations of these two directors. Regarding the appointment of Secretary Freud as a Civil Service Commissioner, it was deemed consistent with the policy of the association to permit Mr. Freud to act In that capacity, as the secretary has no vote in the board of directors. A resolution was unanimously adopted that Secretary Freud be permitted to ac cept the appointment as Civil Service Commissioner as tendered to him by Mayor Phelan and retain his present posi tion as secretary of the association, be ing allowed to devote sufficient time to the duties and requirements of the Civil Service Commission. The board also de cided to lend its assistance In every way to the successful introduction and estab lishment of the civil service system in this city according to the provisions of the new charter. Ladles' tailor-made suits, fur capes, cloaks. Credit. M. Rothschild.' 334 Post St.- ¦ &•*) Emperor Franz Josef of Austria spends 1.250.000 francs a year on the imperial table. Mail on a Freight Steamer. NEW YORK, Jan. 3.— The steamship Tauric of the White Star line, which ar rived to-day, brought 630 sacks of mail. Owing to the withdrawal of so many of the line for transports by the British Government the companies are hard pressed for fast boats to carry the mall. The Tauric. which is a freight ship, was eleven days In crossing. Don't drink the first thine the bartender offers. Call for Jesse Moore "AA" whiskey. PURSER ROWLAND DROPS BAGS OF COIN OVERBOARD Golden Double Eagles in the Bay. CUSTODIAN NEARLY FOLLOWS VIOLENT LURCH OF THE NEW PORT CAUSED THE LOSS. The southeaster of Tuesday morning last proved disastrous to one man on the water front. It will cost him a well earned position and entails a loss of about $1000 on the Pacific Mail Company. The Mail Company's steamer Newport came back from Manila about ten days ago and Monday, last was returned to her owners by the Government. While the vessel was In the Central American trade, J. Howland acted as storekeeper, but as soon. as she was chartered by the Govern ment as .a transport the regular purser was put on the waiting list and Howland was made to do the duty of purser and storekeeper for one man's salary. During the voyage " he disbursed all the ship's money and on his return had to give an accounting of his stewardship, as a mat ter of course. Unfortunately for him, Howland had to square' his accounts the morning of the southeaster. The Newport had been moved to the Mail Dock, and he started; ashore when the^ealewas at its worst. Tho ship's cash on hand, about. $1500 all told,. was In three sacks. • Howland carried two of these and a quartermaster the third. While both men were on the gang plank the steamer gave a violent plunge and Howland was nearly •thrown over board. To save 'himself he dropped tho bags of money and grasped the ropes of tho companion-way. Even then he, would have fallen between the ship and' the wharf had noftho quartermaster dropped his sack of money and pulled him to a place of safety. The money was gone and all there was for Howland to do was to make a report of the loss. Yesterday morning a diver was set to work and he recovered one of the bags. It was securely tied, but when opened there was only silver money found in it. The valuable bag of twenty-dollar gold pieces was still missing and tho search was continued. Finally an empty coin sack was found. The fastening was gone and not a trace of the contents could be found. A dredger was then put at work- and all It brought up was mud. In which there were no twenty-dollar gold pieces. The search ;• for the money . has cost the Mail Company more than $100. The search will be continued to-day. Purser Howland Is a great favorite In the Mail Company's service, and every body feels sorry for the mishap that is likely to cost him so dear. CASTING OF LOTS FOR LONG AND SHORT TERMS PARK AND ELECTION COMMIS SIONERS MEET. A. B. Spreckels, Jasper McDonald, Jeremiah Deasy and Oliver Everett Each Win a Four- Years' Prize, Frederick W. Zelle. A. B. Spreckels. Reuben H. Lloyd. Jasper McDonald and John A. Stanton. who were recently ap poinated by Mayor Phelan to constitute the Park Commission of San Francisco met at Mr. Zelle's office in the Mills building yesterday afternoon and cast lots for long, short and intermediate terms A. B. Spreckels and Jasper McDonald each won a four-year term. Leuben Lloyd pulled out a three year ticket John A. Stanton, artist ar.<l teacher of drawing, only drew a two-year term while Fred Zelle, who conducted the drawing, secured the shortest term— one year. Mr. Zelle's term, however, will expire before the expiration of Mayor Phelan's term of office, hence he stands In line for appointment to a full term of four years. Next week the Commissioners will meet to organize the board. The newly appointed Election Commis- CRAZED with liquor and laboring under the hallu cination that the road back to town lay across the Pacific Ocean, a young man said to be William Mc- Donald, a collector for Baldwin & Howell, drove his rig yesterday afternoon Into the surf at a point about mid jvay between the Olympic Club pier and the Cliff House, "urging the horse out until an unusually large roller swept the frightened animal from its feet, nearly overturned the buggy and half drowned its frenzied occupant. McDon ald was pitched from his seat and barely saved himself from being carried out to sea by grasping the seat of the floating vehicle. He was nearly smothered by the waves, as It was, and surely would have drowned but for the timely arrival of assistance from the- shore. Jack O'Brien of Philadelphia, who is matched to fight with Al Neill at Woodward's Pavilion to-morrow night, and Jack Edwards, who is training Phil Green for his con test with Fred Ast on the same date, were the heroes of the occasion. O'Brien and Edwards were standing on the ver anda of the Seal Rock House a few minutes after 4 o'clock when their attention was attracted by McDonald's efforts to force his horse into the surf. The animal appre ciated the danger and twice bolted back to the shore. On the third trial McDonald succeeded in forcing the horse several hundred feet from the shore. The tide was out and the water only came up to the animal's breast. The rig had approached to within fifty feet of the end of the pier when O'Brien, who had been watching the outfit through a field glass, suddenly exclaimed: "Look there; something Is wrong." Horse and Reckless Driver Nearly Swept Away at Ocean Beach. He had scarcely spoken when the horse disappeared from view to reappear a moment later floundering wildly toward the shore and dragging the nearly capsized buggy. McDonald appeared to be caught In the wheels. O'Brien dropped the glass and started on a run to the rescue, close ly followed by Edwards. Alternately swimming and wading they soon reached the buggy and found McDonald hanging half in and half out of the vehicle nearly uncon scious, but holding onto the seat with a deathlike grip. By almost superhuman efforts they succeeded In quieting the horse and getting McDonald clear of the rig. By this time Jack Monroe, O'Brien's trainer, arrived, and between the three the whole outfit was brought ashore. McDonald had swallowed a large amount of salt water and it required vigorous work for a few minutes to bring him around. McDonald is a smooth-shaven young fellow and weighs about 120 pounds, but when the salt water had been squeezed out of him and he had partially regained his senses he was unable to appreciate the fact that he had Just been rescued from almost certain death and wanted to fight everybody in sight. One of the crowd that witnessed the rescue recognized him and finally put him in his buggy and drove back to town with him. The affair was witnessed by fifty people, a number of whom were at the water's edge when a tragedy seemed impending, but they were ap parently too dazed to attempt a rescue. When O'Brien and Edwards came to town last nleht they found that the. story of their gallant deed had pre ceded them and they were congratulated for their hero ism all along the line. "Jack" O'Brien and "Jack" Edwards Plunge Into the Surf to Save William McDonald. PUGILISTS SAVE A DROWNIHG MAN SUPERVISORS MANFULLY MAINTAIN ALL PLEDGES Telephone Ordinance Adopted on Lines Laid Down by Lane. Car Turntables Declared Nuisances and Ordered Removed From the Streets. Routine Work Completed. £^-=> T the regular meeting of the Board j if U of Supervisors yesterday after jL — \\ n<>on Mayor Phrlan read his veto ll Wof Supervisor Algeltfnger's origl nal telephone ordinance. In his j message his Honor gave as his reason for objection that City and County Attorney Lane had. in an official opinion, declared the ordinance as presented Illegal, and he thought it would be a waste of time and money to act further upon it and risk the chance of legal contest. Although the Mayor read his veto only yesterday its purport was known nearly a week ago. At that Umo it was published in the news papers and the Mayor ihen promised to bring to the board an ordinance which he declared would be drawn upon legal lints. as laid down by the Supervisors' official advisor. Despite the apparent sincerity of .Mr. j Phelan's promises the majority in the ; board had not the greatest faith. The Mayor's opposition to the original resolu tion and his evident desire to postpone any I action upon it had been too plain and they feared that hia plan was to gain to the next board the honor of offering and pass ing a resolution which would end. once and for all. one of the greatest imposi tions inflicted upon the people under the present form ot government. s "P« r *£^ Aigeltinger at once sought the best legal advice in the city and had Prs? ared h a^Vt; dinance along the lines laid down b> Cltj and County Attorney Lane. It was sucn en ordinance as the Mayor himself would have presented had he carried out the let ter of his promise, and according to the ber* legal opinion was quite within tn« £w: "ft differed from the original order only in that it Imposed a. license upon i aU telephones Instead of upon mckel-in-the elot instruments alone, and reduced the Quarterly tax from $1 to 5u cents ; When it came to a "show down before the board yesterday Mayor Phelan so far made gooa his promise as to announce Sit hf had hd P^pared an ordinance which he considered would fill the re quirements of Attorney Lane. He did not order it read, but when it was demanded by Supervisor Aigeltinger It developed that no amount was fixed as a quarterly license and when questioned on this point Mayor Phelan attempted to carry con sideration over to the next board by sug pesains that it Fhould go again before tne City and County Attorney upon that point. Supervisor Aigeltinger disagreed with him and insisted upon the considera tion of his resolution, which contained none of the Mayors omissions. The ques tion was called and there were but two votes in opposition. The resolution was only passed to print and the present board has nothing to do with Its linal passage. However, that Is a duty for the Incoming board and it will doubtless carry* out the Intention of the present body and spread the ordinance on the city's law books by a unanimous vote. 1 Supervisor Aigeltinger's second tele phone resolution making it a misdemeanor for any firm or corporation carrying on a telephone business within the city and county to demand pay for a switch with out having first furnished connection was finally passed, and needs only the Mayor's gig-nature to become law. The much discussed turntable ordinance also came up on final passage and went through with seven votes. The anti-turn table law passed to print on the 7th of last August. It prohibited the operation of street car turntables upon any cross walks within the city and county and was designed to do away with the nul eanccs now maintained at the end of Halght street* at Fifth and Market streets. Post and Market and at Geary and Market streets, by the Market-street Hallway Company. Since its Introduction It has been bitterly fought by that corpo ration and its agents were present In the board rooms yesterday, armed with every pull, financial or otherwise, which was calculated to convince members of the board that the order was not good law. Notwithstanding the tremendous press ure which was brought to bear the board Ftooa acain manfully to its duty. The smooth work of the Market-street corpo ration's agents was of little avail, so lit t>, in fact, that so soon as opportunity offered Supervisor Edward Kalben made way for himself and demanded that the resolution be taken up out of order and given the consideration of which it had fo long been deprived. His motion was <luly seconded and Mayor Phelan was forced to announce it. There were but two votes against the suspension. Then the vote to finally adopt the resolution came on and It carried with but four votes in dlFPent. The recommendation of the Judiciary Committee was adopted to the effect that the ord>r providing for a reduced rate on streetcar fares to workingmen during certain hours of the day be indefinitely postponed, Byington. Deasy and Perrault voting against postponement and Lack mar.n absent. Eylngton's amendment to refer it to the incoming board was lost. The second order providing for reduced fares to school children was also in definitely postponed by the same vote. Uyington, who Introduced the orders, spoke jn favor of it, saying that similar orders were successfully operated in sev eral other cities. The resolution awarding the contract to furnish title insurance on the lots in the proposed park panhandle and Mission park to the Calliornia Title Insurance and Trust Company for the sum of $25,114 51 was passed to print. The order prohibiting the driving of ve hicles with one wheel on the outer track and the other on the bituminous pave ment was finally passed. Action on the resolution- providing for the payment of $4000 to the Park Pan handle Commissioners was postponed to allow the incoming board to take up its consideration. The Mayor's veto of the privilege granted by the board to the San Francisco Ilrick Company to blast in the Flint Tract was passed to print. The reason for the Mayor's objection was that a similar privilege was denied without suffi cient reason to Quimby & Harrelson, who complain of the discrimination. Perrault introduced an amended order to the one originally Introduced by Kalben. providing for the muzzling of greyhounds when training for coursing in the public streets. I'errault's order pro vided for the muzzling of all dogs, and. after some discussion that waxed humor ous, it was indefinitely postponed. The Market Street Railway Company signified Its intention to erect ornamental iron poles for the electric line on Howard street, from its easterly terminus to Twenty-fourth street. The Mayor direct ed that the communication be made a matter of record, as the board had re cently passed a resolution allowing the company the privilege of using temporary wooden poles on both Howard and Tweny fourth streets. The National Athletic Club was granted permission to hold a boxing contest be tween January 1 and 15 on payment of the usual license. The telephone company was directed to place an extension telephone in the pri vate office of the superintendent of the City and County Hospital. The Board of Fire Commissioners was authorized to purchase ten folding beds, to be paid for out of the insurance con tribution fund. The balance of taxes paid under protest, amounting to $512 94. was placed to the credit of the appropriation for License Collector's blanks, tags, etc. The resolution allowing the sum of ?400 to the Tax Collector for extra clerks dur ing January, ISOO, was postponed for one w*ek. The Superintendent of Streets was em powered to construct a bituminous rock sidewalk and runway in front of the police station on Spventeenth street at a cost not to exceed $230. The following petitions were referred to proper committees: National Athletic Club, to ' give a boxing exhibition in February; Butchers* Board of Trade, requesting that the li cense tax on meat peddlers, with the per.alty attached, be maintained under the new charter. The board adjourned to meet to-morrow at 2 p. m., when all its official affairs will be wound up. WAIT OF DEEP DISTRESS AND CRY OF VENGEANCE Democrats of the Rank and File Ignored by Mayor Phelan. Seven High Places Given to the Aristocrats of the Pacific Union Club— An Eagle Eye on Police Contingent Fund. THERE is a wall of disappointment in every club of the unwashed "south of the slot." Mingled with the wails of Democratic distress 13 a cry of political vengeance. The agony In the camp of the young workers in the Democratic party is caused by Mayor Phelan's turn down of the rank and file. In the Twenty-eighth and Twen ty-ninth the remark is heard on all sides, "This is Mayor Phelan's finish." A Democratic leader keen of perception and sharp of tongue likened the struggle to a wrestling tournament. The arena was the Mayor's office and the wrestlers were the Pacific-Union Club aristocracy and the south of Market street Democ racy. There were seven falls and the Pa cific-Union was the winner In every bout. The successful gladiators of the club were James Denman, Dr. W. E. Hopkins. George A. Newhall, Reuben H. Lloyd. A. B. Spreckels. Dr. McNutt and F. W. Zelle. Not a fall was given to the wres tlers hailing from the region south of the list, a facetious Demo crat ejaculated: "I Judge from these ap pointments that Jlmmie is trying to get Into society." A Democratic leader who was sizing up the Police Commission to a group of interested listeners remarked, as he named one member: "He is the boss donkey of San Francisco Do you know that he hesitates to visit Golden Gate Park for fear the children will ride him? Interesting stories are told in political circles of the indignation meeting of the Mahoneys. One story goes that p. I. Ma honey was on the Police Commission for a day, but the pressure to put on Mr. Blggy was so great that the Mayor cast Mahoney aside. Then the Indignant Ma honeys assembled In a council of wrath. Frank J. Sullivan, the Mayor's precious _ - - A * >N * J*V A ."-¦¦ .*¦ .1- ¦*¦ .¦2~~J*~- iCk RUEF CHARGED DOOLAN WITH AIDING SHEEHAN TAX COLLECTOR'S CONTEST BE COMING INTERESTING. Defeated Democratic Candidate Now Says That He Would Not Take the Office as a Gift. "Dick" Doolan, late Democratic candi date for the office of Tax Collector, spent a bad half hour yesterday on the witness stand during the hearing of the Sheehan- Scott contest before Judge Seawell. Doo lan was called as a witness on behalf of the contestant, as he had a knowledge gleaned from books and papers in San Jose of Scott's prior residence. When he was handed over to A. Ruef, who repre sents Scott, the difficulty began. "Is it not a fact," said Ruef, "that you and Sheehan put up a Job to stand to gether and defeat Scott?" "No," answered the witness, "emphati °*'ls It not a fact that you are standing with Sheehan in this contest for the purpose of ousting Scott with the belief that you may be appointed to fill the vacancy if one is made." "No," again answered Doolan." I would r.ot take the office as a gift." "Well, that is good." added Ruef, "for you won't get the chance." Garret McEnerney, who represents the contestant, objected to Ruef s remarks, whereupon Ruef said that he was only jesting. This ended the incident. A. A. Brown took the stand and testified that Scott resided in San Jose up to the year 1595. Joseph P. Scott identified some letters written by the Tax Collec tor-elect from San Jose. Sheehan gave evidence as to his eligibility to hold the office he seeks to retain, and Oscar Curtaz said that Mr. Scott had been a resident of this city since July, 1594. Mrs. Scott, wife of the defendant in the action, was the last witness called during the session. She said that her husband and herself broke up housekeeping in San Jose in July of ISO 4 and came to this city to reside with her husband's parents until they could secure another home. She also testified that for some time prior to that time they had decided to come to this city, and although Mr. Scott frequenly went to San Jose on business after they moved here, he considered, as did she, that this city was his permanent and only residence place. The contest goes on again to-day. brother-in-law, was apprised of the gath ering of the Mahoney stormcloua ana at once hoisted danger signals. "Central" was shocked at the violent demonstrations of Sullivan in hla haste to inform th» Mayor that the Mahoneys were out for vengeance. PheJan trembled, but. recov ering composure, sought to change things around to make a place for Dennis Ma honey on the Fire Commission. The re adjustment was accomplished by leaving off Downey Harvey. The contest for Chief of Police Is ren dered doubly interesting on account of tha contingent fund. A political leader, who has the reputation of knowing the lnslrto of deals, asserts that there 13 an eagle eye on the $10,000 per annum which the Chief is authorized to disburse without explanation. Here is what the new char ter provides: Section 6. The Chief of Police may from time to time disburse such sums for contingent expenses of the de partment as in his judgment shall ba for the best interest o.f the city and county, to be paid out ox the contin gent fund allowed by the depart ment. The aggregate of all such sums shall not in any one fiscal year exceed the sum of ten thousand dol lars. Provision shall be made by th.9 Supervisors for such contingent fund in the annual tax levy. The Commis sioners shall allow and order paid out of such contingent fund as contin gent expenses of the Police Depart ment, upon orders signed by the Chief of Police, such amounts as may be required. "Do not run away with the notion that the contingent fund •will escape the cun ning observation of one member of th* Police Commission." continued the saga clous exponent of Democratic reform principles. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1900. CASH OR LITTLE-AT-A-TIME! ¦ll £b flli I LOWEST F*RICES lIJ9 | al U We make them ourselves and guarantee their superiority. All fitted throueh- out with nickel trimmings, the counter tops and rails being either walnut or oak, to suit the rest of the outfit. THE J. NOONAN FURNITURE COMPANY (Inc.), 1017-1023 Mission Street, Above Sixth. Phone South 14. Open Evenings. 12