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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
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BROMAN6ELON, pkg 100
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Regularly 15c.
TOMATO CATSUP, pint bot — 150
Ideal brand: best and purest.
Regularly 20c.
Mrs. Herman's home-mads.
Regularly 30c.
ORANGES, dozen 25c
Placer County navel oranges.
Regularly 23c.
Regularly iZc.
39 STOCKTON ST., near Market.
(Old number H Stockton st.)
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
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.
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. •
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
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.
Golden Double Eagles
in the Bay.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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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
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
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