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The Chinese Language.
John Fryer. LL.D., Agassis professor of
Oriental languages and literature at the
University of California, lectured at the
Academy of Sciences last evening on "The
Language and Literature of China." His
lecture was a trite description of the con
struction of the Chinese tongue. Its writ
ten characters and characteristics and Its
various. and numerous dialects. He then
took up the literature, dramatic and oth
erwise, and the literary sentiment, or
what there is or literary sentiment among
the people. The hall was crowded and the
lecturer was given marked attention
Army and Navy Parlor Organized
and Installed in Native,
Sons' Hall.
Army and Navy Parlor of the Native
Sons of the Golden West, the baby, parlor
of the order, was instituted In : Native
Sons' Hall last night . by . Grand President
Frank Mattlson, Grand Organizer John A.
Stelnbach, Grand Secretary Lunstedt and
a number of other grand officers. The
petition contains the names of , 175 men
who served in the volunteer army at the
Philippines and of this number ninety-two
were initiated. The following named offi
cers were installed by Deputy Grand
President J.W. Lewis, assisted by Judge
Frank H. Kerrigan as grand marshal and
J. J. Jamison as grand secretary : C. P.
Deitrlch, past president; Harry F. Mc-
Gurren, president; P. L.- Badt, G. C.
Knacke and F. S. Drady, vice presidents;
C L. O'Donnell, recording secretary ; R.
J. Cline, financial secretary: George T.
Ballinger. treasurer; ,J. P. Marshall, in
side sentinel ; D. Mann, outside sentinel ;
D.r. Theodore Rethers, surgeon; G. W.
Swan, M. J. Sheehan and E. D. Crowley,
trustefi. After the installation there was
an adllurnment of members and. of •visi
tors. «no numbered above a hundred, and
there was a collation and programme of
music and songs. Grand Organizer Stein
bach acting as master of ceremonies.
Row Over Division of Spoils
Leads to a Shooting
In a Moment of Anger He Whips
Out His Revolver "and Fires .
Three Shots at "E"«
\ Pal.
George Horton, ex-convict, crook and
all around bad man, made a desperate
effort yesterday afternoon to add murder
to his already long list of crimes. Sus
pecting that his pal, a crook named Mc-
Callum, had given him the "double
cross," Horton fired three shots at him,
but without effect. The shooting occur
red on Minna street, near Fourth, and
was witnessed by a number of people.
. Horton seeing his intended victim dis
appearing unharmed down Minna street,
passed his revolver to a confederate
named Edward Hawthorne and started
to make his escape. Both he and Haw
thorne were captured after a short chase,
but McCallum got away.
The prisoners were taken to the. City
Prison and booked on charges of* assault
to; commit? murder. . The revolver which
was used was- not found by • the police.
It Is supposed that Hawthorne, seeing his
escape was impossible,--' threw it away in
the hope, that it would not fall into -the
hands of the police. • • . • •
Horton . a short time ago was arrested
for .having counterfeiters' -tools in his
possession, but was acquitted after a trial
in Judge de Haven's court. .His confedr
crate, a man named Gray, who was ar
rested with him, was found guilty of t,h«
offense. • After his release Horton picked
up with a desperate crook, who Is known
to the police as the "Squirrel," but whose
right name is said to be McCallum. It
was the latter that Horton tried to mur
der. . ' • ¦'¦"¦¦
According to the detectives Horton and
McCallum are the men who have been op
erating-in the -Western Addition during
the past month. Horton was recognized
while leaving a house on Sutter. street a
few nights ago after having ransacked it
with the aid of the "Squirrel." The. po
lice were at once notified, but Horton
managed to keep out of their way until
yesterday. , • - !
The police say that the attempt of Hor
ton to murder his pal was the upshot or
a quarrel . between the two men over a
division of booty. . Horton positively re
fuses to make a statement, and In the ab
sence of McCallum., who up to midnight
had succeeded in eluding the detectives,
the real cause of the shooting could not
be ascertained. Some time ago Horton
had a row with a fellow housebreaker
and was shot in the foot. His assailant
was convicted of an assault ¦to commit
murder and sentenced to ten years' im
prisonment In Folsom. - ¦ : >
• Late last night - Horton confided ". to a
friend that he would set up the defense
that the "Squirrel" slashed at him with
a razor and thinking that he intended to
kill him he drew his revolver and fired.
A short time before the shooting Police
man Tillman saw s Horton and ¦ the man
whom he tried to kill quarreling at Fourth
and Minna streets. -They were about to
come to blows, when Tillman crossed over
to where they were standing. They, at
once disappeared* In opposite directions,
but evidently i returned ito the spot after
the officer left, and* the shooting resulted.
ABOLD attempt was made during
Sunday night and early yesterday
morning to rob the vault of the
French Savings Bank at the corner
of -California and Webb Btreets.
Considering the fact that the California
street police station is situated next door
to the bank. It is plain that the would-be
robbers were not lacking in nerve.
Yesterday morning William Koehler, a
collector, who occupies an office in the
bank building directly over the vault, on
entering his office found a large strip of
carpet torn from the floor and a hole cut
through the flooring large enough to ad
mit the body of a man. Koehler immedi
ately notified the police at the station next
door, who In turn reported to the chief of
detectives. Captain Bohen detailed De
tectives Byram and Whlttaker to Investi
gate the robbery, and the officers worked
all day on the case without gaining any
clew that would lead to the capture of the
baffled robbers.
In their report to the captain_the_detec;
tives said the men had evidently forced the
door of Koehler's office and by driving a
bit into the casing fastened the door in
such a manner as to prevent it being
opened or unlocked from the outside. The
crooks were evidently acquainted with the
premises, as was shown by "the aperture
made in the flooring, it being directly over
the vault and In such a position that ac-
hinged cover which can be tightly closed, that
hereafter no garbage be collected or transported
within the city limits except between the hours
of 10 p. m. and 6 a. m.
Bey. J. A. B. Wilson Maintains His
Position on the Tobin Ordinance.
Dr. Wilson, being interviewed to know
whether he considered himself fairly
represented as to remarks, published in
yesterday's Call, upon the Tobin resolu
tion, as to whether he wished to modify
his statement, said:
"You reported me with perfect accuracy
and I do not wish to modify the state
ment in any particular.
"The remark was based upon a possible
contingency— or rather upon an impossible
one, for I do not for a moment suppose
that a vote by any Supervisor against the
resolution upon its final passage is a pos
sibility. Especially after the frank ac
knowledgment of one of their number
that, though not.a betting man, he should
feel constrained to vote againßt it lest, he
feared, the sporting traternlty who sup
ported his party might by such action
be driven from it. This is an ac
knowledgment of everything charged in
my severest statement. And the statement
was made to show the logic of this un
tenable position. It is due the gentleman
to say he spoke without preparation and
upon the spur of the moment. In other
words, this was a severe case of 'talking
through his hat,' and was the premise
furnished by himself of my conclusions.
That he means to thus sell out to 'sure
thing gamblers' for either past or future
support at the polls Ido not believe. I
have a better opinion of him and the
others than they seem to have of them
selves. My conclusion is a perfectly legi
timate Inference from such. a speech. I
believe I voted for the unfortunate
speaker and for almost all the others. I
believed them to be honest men who
would give to the city an honest adminis
tration. I know that they know that there
is only one side to this resolution that an
honest man can by any possibility take,
and I believe that every one of them will
take that side next Monday.
"I expect to be there and see them
honor themselves and the city which has
honored them, and so serve notice upon
dead-game gamblers to move on. These
men know that in every poolroom, upon
every racetrack and in every gambling
house and cafe every game Is a clrch
game. These people have long enough
held up the youths of this city and broken
the hearts as well as robbed the wlvea
and mothers and children. .We have no
chance gaming here, but sure-thing gam
bling and the Supervisors know it, ond
they know, when they think It thoroughly,
that their colleague, Mr. Tobin, has fully
covered the whole situation In his resolu
tion, and, like the honest men I bellevo
them to be, they will support the resolu
tion If my remark, which I still main
tain was irritating, it was a legitimate
conclusion from the premise furnished by
one of their own number bringing them
face to face with the logic of the speech
and of the situation. Both the speaker
and his colleagues on the last analysis will
not stultify themselves nor shame their
constituents by playing into the hands of
cinch cut-throats."
The Board of Supervisors yesterday
took the initial etep in what promises to
be a determined effort to bring telephone,
teiegTuph and pneumatic service com
panies under the control of the municipal
government la the fixing of rates to be
charged to the public. A resolution was
Introduced by Reed which is Intended to
supply hii omission in that section of the
charter relating to kindred concerns,
whereby It is proposed to submit an
amendment to the qualified electors of the
city and county. The resolution was re
ferred to the Judiciary Committee to as
sure the legality of Its phraseology and
.s as follows:
Resolved. That tse Board cf Sopervltors
of the city and county of Ban Franclsoo
hereby propose to the qualified electors
of the city and county of San Francisco
that Subdivision 11. Section 1, Chapter
S. Article 2. of the charter of the city
and county of San Francisco be amend
ed to r.-ad at- follows:
~Eubdi\t!!ion 11. To fix and determine
by ordinance in the month of February "
of eacii year, to take effect on the first
day of July thereafter, the maximum.
rates of compensation to be collected by
i-ny person, company or corporation in
the city and county, for the use of wa
ter, beat, y.pht. power, telephone, tele
graph or pneumatic eerrice. supplied to
the city arid county, or to the Inhab
itants thereof, and to prescribe the qual
ity of the service."
Farther resolved. That the attention
ef the Election Commission be and Is
hereby culled to this resolution.
The only change in the section Is the
addition of the words "telephone," "tele
graph" and "pneumatic service," which
places such corporations In the same cate
gory as water and light companies. The
ordinance prohibiting pool selling was to
bave coma up for final passage, but
through an error in the official advertis
ing the matter wai postponed until next
Monday. Supervisor McCarthy addressed
the board regarding the published account
of Rev. Dr. Wilson's sermon of last Sun
fiay night, in which the clergyman said:
"Watch the board on the final vote
of ¦ the poolroom order, for mark my
word, not one man will vote against It
or 6<-ek to have it amended who is not
bribed to do so." ¦
"I desire to state," said McCarthy,
"that this statement is a malicious lie. I
Intend to vote against this order, not be
cause I believe in pool selling, for I think
that it should be regulated, but because
the prohibition in not well directed. In
doing 60 I deny that I have been bribed."
Supervisor McCarthy was followed by
liutaling, who sternly said:
"1 voted for the order when it was
passed to print, but I will now vote
againfit it. I believe that there are
among pool sellers more liberal minded
men than among some gospel sharps, who
axe trying to run the city."
The ordinance declaring a public nui
sance the railroad operated by the South
ern Pacific Company along Harrison
Ftreet, from" Seventeenth to Twenty-sec
and. thence to Valencia, thence to the
southerly bounflary line of the city and
county, was passed to print. The ordi
nance provides for the abatement of the
nuisance as follows:
That if within thirty days from date of the
j>a»si.Ke of this ordinance tb« Southern Pa
cific Hallway Company afxees to discontinue
the maintenance and operation of said railroad,
tht-n the Southern Pacific Railway Company
may continue the operation and maintenance of
Eaid road between eaid points without hind
rance or molestation, until July 1, IS3I.
It is then provided "that It within thlrtr
days from date of the j>a>taee cf this ordinance
mid Southern Pacific Railway Company shall
not have filed the apreement tfie Board of Pub
lic "Works shall immediately after the expira
tion of said thirty days proceed to take up and
remove all tracks and rails of said railroad be
tween Seventeenth street and the county line,
and prosecute the work of taklrr up and re
moving all tail tracks and rails without de
The ordinance further provides that If
the company flies the agreement men
tioned, and the rails shall not have been
removed on or t>efore the Ist day of July,
ISOI. then the Board of Public Works shall
proceed to take up the rails, and that It
shall be unlawful for the company or Its
successors to operate the road thereon
after July 1, 1901.
Supervisor Fontana asked that the mat
ter be referred to the City Attorney to as
certain if the Board of Supervisors has
power to remove the rails, but the motion
¦was lost. Supervisor Maguire, chairman,
of the Street Committee, stated that the
company had no franchise from Sixteenth
to Twenty-second street on Harrison,
and only a private right of way to Twen
ty-fifth strait. The attorney of the cor
poration had himself admitted to the com
mittee that it had no franchise.
•"Eighty thousand people," said Ma
iruire, "are interested in this ordinance,
and it would be an Injustice to them not
to pass it. The company has been «ndea
¦vortng for years past to get a double
track franchise, because It did not pos
eess one for a single track. Many school
children are obliged to travel in the vicin
ity of the tracks and the street car lines
sxe obliged to' cross the rails at various
Supervisor Reed, chairman of the Public
Utilities Committee, presented a resolution
requesting the Spring Valley Water
Company to offer for sale to the city on
Agreement Between Mrs. Craven-
Fair and Dunand Produces a
Secret bry Rock of the Grand Jury and Mrs.
Gilleran Were the Star Witnesses
Dr. Parker's Cough Cure. . One dose will stop
a cough. Kever falls. Try it. All druggists. «
Postal Personals.
Alexander Grant, assistant.superintend
ent of the railway mail ; service, arrived
from Japan yesterday and left in the even
ing for Washington. ; :• ¦¦• -¦ '
Daniel S. Richardson, superintendent cf
the San Francisco postoffice, .returned
yesterday after a three weeks' visit; to
Washington and other Eastern points.. -7-
Anyvo Theatrical . Cold Cream, Makeup
and Rouge Graa. Sold by al) druggists. "
"P^dpllar and a half
w^m. smith, Agent 200 ;Post Street
Over , Thirty Bodies ¦ Prom the Duke
of Fife Placed in the Presidio.
Storehouses. - ;
More bodies from Manila brought over
on the transport > Duke* of ; Fife were laid
away In ; the storehouses at j the Presidio
yesterday. «. There ' were over ; thirty of
them. : The usual escort of a squad of men
accompanied the ", bodies ' and the wagons
bearing the bodies .were draped with flags.
~ : .i The ¦ number, of dead In ¦: the storehouses
has been ¦ steadily decreasing . In the ' last
few ; weeks, i but the thirty-two ¦ from the
Duke ,of Fife ¦ have brought the total up
again to more than > the > capacity • of ; the
storehouses. ; Consequently the bodies are
being piled. two- deep i ln the old ' Y. < M. ; C."
A; building. All. the- bodies that came
over on the Peking have been disposed of.
When the wishes of : all those relatives
who sent directions regarding, the dispo
sition of any of the ' bodies ¦ were heeded
there still remained .-, twenty-six to be
*/ 1 JiLL yurvous Bis**— Failiac Mam.
m 3 -» _*l orx. SlmplemnaM, etc.. caused by o»or.
•J? 'TT! work and Indiscretions. Th«* tntiekt*
X Ju cmmC turelM restore Lost Vitality In old
J\ — -V' or young. Bad fit amu fcr S'txiy. basi-
neas or pleasure. . Prevent Insanity an i
TPwjadßby Oanma m ption lftaken in Cima. Thmr
ow shows Immediate im pioteiuent and effect* CX7SS
where al I others fall. Insist upon having the genaina
AJsje Tablets. They han cored thoosands and will
en re yon. We give a positive written guarantee to ef-
fect aenre In eacn ease or refund the money. Price
Cfi nfc Per P*cka^, or six packages (full troaU
DUCTS, meat) for »%BO by moil. U plain wrocter
upon receipt ofprioe. Circulars fre«. «n«.
AJAX REMEDY CO., .w»g£»»£6.
For sale la S. r. by Lelpnlt* & Co.. N» Per-
centage Drug Co.. Owl Drug Co.. S. F.. Oakl'd.
Wind, water and vermin proof. Prepared,
roofing. 113 New Montgomery st.
Boys Who Stole Newspapers.
Thomas Meagher and I Robert ¦ Graham;
the boys who were' caught stealing news
papers Sunday morning on Leavenworth
street by* Special Officer Mahnke, appeared
before J Judge j Mogan . yesterday and the
cases were continued till . to-morrow. The
four small boys. who were caught on Oak
street were reprimanded by Judge Fritz
yesterday and sent home with . their par
ents, ' as . they had spent the night in
The whiskey that - touches the right • spot Is
Jesse Moore; to be had from flrst-clasa dealers.
Savings and Loan Society
Solicits loans on mortgage* or trust deeds
at lowest market rates. 101 Montgomery. •
Superfluous hair— removed without tor-
turing, blistering, discoloring or leaving
any sign or ill 'effects on the skin; treat-
ment 60c and up. Ladles' Hair Physi-
cians, 430 Parrott building. . -? ! •
Edward W. "Wainwright, a prominent
and popular young business man. aged 37
years, passed away at his late residence,
3 Tremont avenue, yesterday, after a
short illness. :
Mr. Wainwright was taken 111 on the
last day. of February with typhoid fever,
which. was the cause of his death. He
was ' one of California's native sons and
while not identified with any of the local
parlors, yet he took a warm Interest In
all things that pertained to the welfare of
the order. • ¦ • . ,
Mr. Wainwright was the senior member
of the firm of Wainwright & Eas ton and
a member of .the .Merchants' ¦¦ Exchange
and Board of Trade. He lefta widow and
two children— Dorothy and. Emily — besides
his parents, two brothers and two sisters
The funeral will take place from his late
residence to-day at 1 o'clock. Interment
will be In the family. vault at Laurel Hill
Let's print your catalogue. Our printing sells
your goods. Mysell-Rollins, 22 Clay. •
In Operation Dally. 625 Sixth Street
burled, and these were interred In the Na
tional Cemetery at the post. They were
kept, awaiting orders from relatives for
over two months, and they were buried
only after an order trom Washington. Of
the 500 that came on the Hancock and In
diana there remain but a few, and these
will probably, be buried by the end of this
month. i
Target practice, either for small arms or
ror great guns, will not form a prominent
part of this year's post routine. Hereto
fore the special attention of the depart
ment headquarters and also of the army
headquarters has been given to this
branch of the service. Range work with
small arms has been especially fostered,
but this year, by orders from headquar
ters, all target practice will be under the
direction of the post commanders and at
their discretion.
Thls order has been caused by the un
usual scantiness of the various garrisons.
There is not a post in the country that is
even fairly manned, and many of them
have no more than Just enough men to
care for the property. At the Presidio
Just now there are only about men enough
to keep the guns clean and not enough
even to mount the new ones that are
being brought in from the East.
w There are two big twelve-inchers on
hand now waiting to be mounted at
Lime Point, but the garrison at that place
is not equal to the task, as it is not
large enough, and the guns will therefore
be mounted by. contract.
; In the order regarding target practice
it la directed that as much carbine and
revolver practice as may be practicable
be held by the cavalry before May 1, and
as much rifle practice for the artillery as
may be practicable before October 31.
The duties of post chaplain at the Pre
sidio will be temporarily attended to by
Chaplain J. A. Potter, who has been on
duty at Angel Island. For some time
Chaplain Macomber. who was retired In
the middle of February, remained at his
work, but he has been relieved by Chap
lain Potter. It was reported that Chan
lain Pierce, who came from Manila wiTh
the body of General Lawton, would be
the permanent chaplain to succeed Chap
lain Macomber, but it looks now as if
Chaplain Potter will get the assignment.
AFTER a tedious morning session of
the Fair case yesterday, with Mrs.
Gllleran on the stand, a bomb ex
ploded in the afternoon when E. R.
Rock, secretary of the Grand
Jury, was called to produce the
famous contract entered ¦ into I between
Mrs. Craven-Fair and Louis F. DunanJ.
Mrs. Gilleran, dressed in holiday array
and ready to present an ever ready armor
of resistance to the cross-questions of
Garret McEnerney, proved the same Im
pregnable witness as he battled with last
Thursday. But Mrs. Gilleran was not the
sensation of the day. The afternoon ses
sion, rich in developments, completely
overshadowed the morning, and once
again the contract of Mrs. Craven and
Louis F. Dunand was brought to the fore
ground, this time to be read in open court
and produced tor the cognizance of tha
attorneys of the Fair heirs.
"When the afternoon session began a sur
prise was sprung by Garret McEnerney.
who has lately taken the helm of cross
examination, relieving Skipper Plerson,
who formerly distinguished himself as
chief among the Fair forces.
"We would like to have E. R. Rock
put upon the stand," said McEnerney,
and that gentleman mounted the witness
box to the call. This was unexpected and
the sensation that followed was in keep
ing with the looks of supreme Importance
aftected by the Fair«counsel. All that was
obtained from Rock, secretary of the
Grand Jury, was the contract entered into
between Louis F. Dunand on one side and
Mrs. Craven-Fair on the other— a paltry
$30,000 was the consideration. The docu
ment was not entered in the records, sim
ply because McEnerney and his auxiliary
force of counsel did not wish it. W hen
Mrs. Craven-Fair appears upon the scene
—Thursday is. the day set for her reap
pearance—the court will be asked to label
this contract among the exhibits of the
case and then the fight over Silva. Du
nand, Mrs. Craven-Fair et al. will begin
The Fair attorneys promised to anni
hilate Mrs. Gilleran when she appeared
upon the stand yesterday morning. That
witness, smiling, with a candor that was
outsticking, buffeting the tide of a se
vere examination by McEnerney, cling
ing steadfastly to her testimony given last
week and holding her own fort with a
resolution that did not pale, was the same
intractable person that the defense at
tempted to submerge at the las^t preceding
session. Nothing came of the morning
session but Incontrovertible dissatisfac
tion' for McEnerney.
One thing, however, he did elicit from
Mrs. Gilleran, and that was the admis
sion that Fair asked her to conceal the
knowledge of his admitted marriage. This
seems to be the new tack of the Fair at
torneys. Evidently they have the Sharon
decision in mind, which postulates the
law of contract marriage, declaring that
not only is the contract an essential, but
that the parties must be living in open
and notorious wedlock. This single fact
was established by McEnerney in his
rigid cross fire, but he seemed satisfied
with it and allowed the witness to go her
way soon after his questions secured the
desired answers. •
E. F. Rock, bright star of a dull day.
was the next witness called. All that was
wanted of him. was the contract which
Louis F. Dunand and Mrs. Craven-Fair,
by their joint efforts, worked out for their
own mutual benefit. McEnerney, Pier
son. Wheeler. Heggerty, et al. were blis
tered with a i edhot anxiety to see the doc-
Mrs. Dora Fuhrig, Samuel Newman
- and Stephen Vaccari Dismissed
by Judge Cook.
By virtue of a decision rendered by the
Supreme Court, In which it Is held that
"a dying declaration Is not admissible In
evidence in a criminal prosecution unless
the circumstances show it to have been
made under the belief of impending
death," Mrs. Dora Fuhrig, a notorious
midwife, under conviction on a charge of
murder In the second degree, and Samuel
Newman. and Stephen Vaccari, under In*
dlctment for the murder of Su Ela Tyson,
were dismissed from custody by Judgts
Cook yesterday. The dismissal of tne
prisoners was the result of a motion made
by Assistant District Attorney Deuprey,
who stated that it was impossible to se
cure a conviction of the defendants under
the recent Supreme Court decision in the
case of Mrs. Dora Fuhrig, in which the
Judgment was reversed on the grounds
Mrs. Fuhrig was convicted of the mur
der of Anna W. Walmsley on December
29, 189 S. .The deceased made a dying dec
laration in which she said that Mrs. Fuh
rig caused her death, but as the declara
tion was written by O. H. Heynemann and
only subscribed to by the deceased, whom
the circumstances proved was not in im
mediate fear of death, the Supreme Court
held that It was insufficient upon which
to base a verdict of guilty and reversed
the Judgment of the lower court. As the
prosecution depended solely on the dying
statement of Su Ela Tyson in the cases
against Newman and Vaccari the court
granted ' the motion to dismiss and the
three defendants are now at liberty.
¦ Although Mrs. Fuhrig has escaped pun
ishment on what may be termed a "tech
nicality." her conviction. has. to a certain
extent frightened those engaged in a sim
ilar criminal occupation;' and for a time
at least they will refrain from practicing
their, chosen vocation. : ';t- .:
ument and they did se« It. Much xephyr
ous argument waa wasted upon Judge
TtouH about the propriety of having tne
paper read before the court. McEnerney
explained that all he asked for In tha
wide, wide world was to get a copy of this
document. He hoped the court would ad
journ long enough to allow the reporter
to copy it, as counsel on the other alde>
had agreed. The Pence freres were very
much opposed to the reading of the con
tract, but It was finally settled by the
courtesy of one side and the forbearance
of the other, so the contract was copied
and read off for the respondents, that they
might know Just what was the condition
of things.
The arbitrament resulted In the contract
being read. It ran verbatim:
Louis F. Dunand. attorney at law. 603
California street. Clunle building, corner
Montgomery, telephone Main 5332.
SAX FRANCISCO, Aug. 8, 1339.
This agreement, made and entered Into
this Bth day of August. A. D. 1339. by and
between Mrs. Nettle R. Fair and Loul»
F. Dunand. witnessed:
That whereas. Mrs. Nettle R. Fair, the
¦widow of James G. Fair, deceased, claims
certain portion of his estate, and whereas,
said claim Is denied and the same la litiga
tion, now, therefore, for and in considera
tion of the services heretofore rendered
and to be rendered by Louis F. Dunand
aforesaid ' as counsel and attorney for said
Mrs. Nettle R. Fair now pending In the
' courts of the State of California, the said
Nettie R. Fair will pay. and by thes«
presents agrees and promises to nay to
said Lnuis F. Dunand, or his order, upon
judgment or recovery, compromise or other
wise by her of her claim or claims as afore
said, the full and true sum of $30.0>».
In consideration, of the foregoing. Louis
F. Dunand promises and agrees to render
such legal services in the above entitled
matter as may be' necessary to enforce the
rights of said. Nettle R. Fair.
This belongs to A. Sylva. Sausallto, Hariri
County, Cal.
When Mr Rock nnished his labors on tn»
stand he left with a haste that even the
bailiff could not equal when he tried to
bring him back at the call of attorneys.
The contract Is in writing and Is signed
by both parties. Mrs. Nettle R. Fair and
Louis F. Dunand. It is said that Dunand
testified before the Grand Jury that ha
was not a party to the contract, but that
he acted merely in behalf of Sylva. Tha
indorsement which it was claimed was
a bona fide assignment to Sylva is written
in lead pencil and Is unsigned by Dunand,
but without signature. And so the com
plication becomes more and more muddy.
Louis F. Dunand will have much to ex
plain ' when he appears before the court,
especially as his former testimony was to
the effect of an absolute assignment.
Mrs. Craven was not present yesterday
when the case was pending. Had sha
been there she would have been called
upon to Identify the Instrument. The at
torneys for the Fair heirs have asked for
her presence again and she will soon make
her reappearance on the stand.
The case will go on to-day at 11 a. m.
or before the last day of June, 1900. at the
lowest possible cost, all of Its property for
BUpplylng water, together with a detailed
statement of the cost of construction.
Buch an offer of sale must be accompa
nied by the placing in escrow of a deed
to lte entire system, dependent for deliv
ery upon the acceptance of the offer by
the people voting at a special election to
be held in the year 190 L
The resolution calls the attention of the
water company to the fact that any over
valuation of the system will compel the
city to look elsewhere for Its water sup
ply, and that the withdrawal of San
Francisco as a market for the sale of the
company's water will reduce the value cf
the lands owned by it for agricultural
Keed also introduced an amendment to
his first ordinance regulating boxing ana
sparring entertainments, which v,-as
passed to print. The two ordinances do
not differ in any .essential particular, and
define the status of amateur apd profes
sional clubs. Amateur clubs must pay a
license of JlOO for each entertainment they
give, and professional clubs an annual li
cense of 11200, and they will be allowed
but one exhibition a month.
The Evening Post was awarded the
contract for the city printing. .The Mayor
will meet the contractors this evening to
sign the contract and approve the bonds.
The ordinance fixing the rates for city
lighting was adopted with the following
amendments: Arc lights burning twenty
four hours, $5 per week; from sunrise to
sunset and vice versa, {3 30 per week;
from sunset to midnight, $1 95 per week;
for six nights from sunset to 9:30 p. in.,
$1 65 per week.
The ordinance Imposing a license of 50
cents per quarter on each telephone oper
ated in the city and county was relntro
duced to comply with the law governing
official advertising and passed to print.
Similar action waa taken with the order
closing cemeteries within the city limits.
Consul General Ho Vow was granted
permission to decorate certain streets to
be designated by the Street Committee
on the occasion of the national Chinese
festival In the month of June, 1900, and to
hold parades on said streets.
The ordinance imposing a license of $6
per quarter on peddlers was passed to
print; also an ordinance directing the
Board of Public Works to examine all
theaters with their exits and other means
of safety, their facilities for escape in
case of flre and to report to the Board of
Supervisors, so that proper legislation
may be adopted.
Miscellaneous Business.
A resolution was adopted requesting Shea &
Bhea to furnish an estimate of the expense
attached to fitting up the City Hall tower for
a fire alarm and police telegraph system in
order that provision therefor may be made In
the next tax levy.
An ordinance was passed to print imposing a
license of £3 per year for carrying concealed
weapons, permission for which must be ob
tained from the Police Commission.
An amendment to the license ordinances im
peding a license of ?2Q per quarter on runners
and soliciting agents and fixing the price of
badges at {1 £0 was parsed to print.
The Tax Collector was instructed not to issue
a free licence without the approval of the
Charities and Correction Committee.
The City Attorney was asked for his opinion
a* to whether under the charter merchandise
brokers, restaurant keepers, slaughterers who
kill and sell cattle and dealers In opium are
exempt from the payment of a license.
Roth, Blum & Co. were allowed $137 SO rental
per month for the Harbor Police Station until
July 1. IS-00. after which the rent will be JIM
per month.
The protestß of various improvement clubs
against Gray Brothers' brlckmaklng plant on
State street was referred to th« Fire Marshal.
The Health, Police and Fire departments
were notified of tha Master. Horseshoers' As
sociation petition In the interest of union
An ordinance making various changes in the
fire limits and fire rules recommended by the
Fire Marshal was passed:
The £an Francisco Gas Company was di
rected to keep nine arc lights situated in
Chinatown lighted after midnight at an ad
ditional cost of II 91 1 * each per night.
An ordinance was passed omitting two half
days per week from the street sweeping sched
ule ;as agreed upon by the City Street Im
provement Company and the Board of Public
Works. i
The Tax Collector was directed to receipt in
handwriting for money received for taxes.
The Board of Public Works was authorized
to Investigate all applications for permission
to do street work under private contract and
grant the same If advisable.
The tract of land known as the Hospital Park
lot, situated at Waller. Etelner. Thirteenth and
Scott streets, was dedicated as a public park
and placed under control of. the Park Com
The City Attorney was requested to decide
If the preliminary steps for changes in grades
should be taken by the Supervisors or Board
of Works.
The Police Judges were authorized to ap
point an additional stenographer for duty in
their courts.
Petitions Received.
The following petitions, communications and
protests were read and referred to the proper
committees: From the San Francisco Novelty
and Piatlng Works, Parafflne Paint Company,
Dunham. Carrlgan &. Hayden Company, Jocet
Bros., Alonzo Coffin, George Goodman and
others, giving notice that said firms have fur
nished to Bateman Bros, labor and material in
the Hall of Justice and Morgue buildings
amounting to various sums and remaining un
paid, and notifying the board to withhold such
sums from the funds due Bateman Bros.; from
Margaret Crocker, containing depositions of S.
S. Tllton and C. C. Burn in the matter of a
contention over outside lands; from the Fidelity
ard Casualty Company of New Tork. setting
forth that, an order of grant in favor of Mrs.
J. T. Jennings now In the hands of the Mayor
be transferred to the company subject to the
execution of a quitclaim deed to the city; from
Sutro Railway Company, Inclosing report of
the gross receipts for the year ending February
1, 1300 to be W1.672, 2 per cent of which has
been delivered to the city; from Pavers' Union,
stating that of the three pavers employed in
the Street Department only one is a union
roan, and asking that the appointment of the
two non-union men be revoked; from the Cali
fornia Lunacy Commission, incloclng demands
amounting to $tSOO from the Mendocino, Ag
news, Stockton and Napa Hospitals for the
keep of insane criminals committed from this
city; from Q. C Brooke, offering to paint Lot
ta's Fountain for $IVS1 V 5 or for nothing if permit
ted to maintain an advertising fence around the
fountain for two weeks; from the Southern Pa
cific Company, to erect a gasoline engine on
premises bounded by Kentucky, Illinois, Merrl
mac and Alameda streets: from various individ
uals and corporations, for the return of dupli
cate taxes paid; from newspaper men and
others, requesting that the city light each al
ternate gas lamp all night instead of shutting
off all lights at midnight; from A. Garnler, for
permission to conduct a dyeing and cleaning
business- in building located at Stevenson and
Brady streets; from Manuel J. Pues, requesting
permission to improve Gates street, between
Courtland and Virginia avenue, by grading,
macadamizing and sewering; from the Califor
nia Demokrat Publishing Company, for permis
sion to erect and maintain a sign at the south
<raft corner of Jessie and Third streets; from
Bay View Improvement Club, to extend the
pound limits; from residents of the Excelsior
Homestead, for water facilities in that district;
from Preclta Valley Improvement Club, re
questing that the Spring Valley Water Com
pany be directed to place necessary mains to
supply Berr.nJ Heights residents with water;
from James Roseberry, calling attention to the
accumulated school funds of {5,000,000 In . the
State Treasury and suggesting that this sum
be used, to purchase the bonds Issued by this
city: from Federation of Mission Improvement
Clubs, requesting that the petition of the City
Hall janitors for an increase .of wages be
granted; from H. Choynskl, protesting against
the passage of the anti-poolroom ordinance.
Official Communications.
The. following communications from city of
ficials were read and referred to committees:
From the Board of Health, recommending- that
the streets of Chinatown be bltumlnlzed at an
early date; from Tax Collector, calling atten
tion to the fact that taxes will be delinquent in
a short time and that as his rorce of clerks ts
am&ll the public b« notified through the
press that taxes are now due and payable; from
City Attorney, stating that it would be inad
visable to appeal from Judge Seawelt's decision
reeardlnf? fees of stenographers; from School
Superintendent, inclosing his estimate of the
expenditures In his department for the next fis
cal year; from the Board of Public Works, stat
ing that an application has been
made to erect a step projecting four
lnche* over the sidewalk on premises
on Geary street, near Larkln; from Hasan
Bros., reporting disposition of bodies of indi
gent dead for January; from the Sheriff, that
the inmates of W'hittler and Preston schools are
committed by Superior Judges and that his
duty ends with the delivery of the prisoners at
th» Institutions; from Board of Health, asking
that ordinances be adopted prorldlng that garb
le waeons be lined - with xlno and have - a
Entered an Attorney's Office and
Worked in Safety.
cess to the big safe could be had without
fear of being: seen from the floor below or
from the street.
The vault reaches to within four feet of
the -celling:, and' from Its top a wooden
, casing surrounds It. When once In the
| frame the men were covered and out of
sight- When they quit work, whether
through being frightened away or other
wise, they took time to pack ! most of
their tools with them, as the only things
found by the- detectives were a small bit,
a bundle of wire and a small "Jimmy.
The bank building has many means of
exit, and the men found no trouble in
making their escape.
In their search for a clew the detectives
found a boy who volunteered the informa
tion - that ne had seen a man prowling
about the roof of the building at 504
Kearny street,- which adjoins the bank
building, and when asked his business he
said he was a line repairer. At another
house on Kearny street a similar report
waa made of a strange man on the roof.
It Is more than likely that the men
found the Job a longer one than they an
ticipated and were compelled to give It up
for lack of time. The damage done is
Cracksmen Frightened Away Before Finishing the Job.
Cut a Hole in the Floor Over the Vault, but
Fail to Reach the Treasure.
Supervisors Will Submit a Charter
Amendment to the
Southern Pacific Must Remove Mission Tracks
by July I, l9ol— Spring Valley Asked
to Sell Its Plant.
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LDAm anil Drake Amalgamators. In
IXIIUUn operation dally; 1 30-Hp. gaso-
„" t^. line engine cheap. 9 Stevenson
St.. S. F.
Oil. Gasoline. Steam Hoists. Centrifugal Pumps.
Engines&Bollers. HendyMach.Wks.,4o Fremont.
L. PETERSON, 644 A Mission. S. F.: communi-
cations from inventors strictly confidential.
Supply fresh or salt water for slulc* boxes;
high or low lifts. Slmonds. 33 Market it.
All kinds of Pumps and Gasoline Engines.
WOODIN & LITTLE. 312 Market St.. 3T F.
SAVES All the Gold by Gravitation. No qulck-
sllTer. Hand or power. In operation 14 Bpear.
Man pumps, water operates machine, works
3 tons per hr.. saxes 95 p.c. free gold. 129 First.
SAVES fine gold. In dally operation at 134
Beale st.. San Francisco.
t^nany orders for Nome. 141-143 First St.. 8. F.
Cyclone Gold Separator and Amalgamator In
daily operation. Win. H. Birch & Co.. 133
First st.. S. F. .
MARSHALL, Cold Saving Machine. 129 Fol-
som street. Oriental Qas Entrine Compacy.
Outfits racked. IRVINE BROS.. 670 Howard
308 Fourth, 1305 Polk and 1«1 Stockton. 8. F.
ENSIGN & McCUITFICK. 23 Spear St.. S. V.
Sctiaexleln «• Burrldge. t Hardie place. o3
Kearny. between Sutter and Bush streets.
" W. BELL. Central Plating Works. SS2 Mis-
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DOriTP^Q Hula-Hula Rocker: Centrlfngral
itUVAL J s an< j Pumps; Machinery. PARKE
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and Ist •«•.. Oakland, or Builders* Ex.. 3. F.
¦Worthington Steam Pumps * Watet Meters.
Mundy Hoisting Engines. Tatum ft Bowen.
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. lowest nrlces on the coast. Pin« A Davis its.
NEVILLE & CO.. manufacturers, bass, teata.
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