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trom Mr. Tarpey went to Mayor Phelan
to-night and asked some plain questions.
He desired particularly to know how
Phelan's friends regarded him, and there
fore queried: "How does the San Fran
cisco delegation stand so far as I axn con
Mayor Phelan responded: "I have not
delved Into the matter further than to
ascertain that . the San Francisco dele
gates favor White. Tarpey and myself.
How it stands as regards Magulre and
Ostrom I cannot say as I have not inter
ested myself.
some exciting sessions in the various Con.
gressional district conventions to-morrow.
In almost every district there are more
than two candidates and as each seeker
after the honor of representing his dis
trict in the national convention has his
own delegation behind him some interest-
Ing doings are assured.
First District.
J. S. Sweet. Mayor of Santa Rosa, ia
mentioned for delegate from the First
Congressional District. Ex-Senator Fos
ter of Tehama, J. Q. White of Mendo
cino and Lewis of Sierra are also men
tioned. At a late hour it was tacitly ad
mitted that Messrs. Sweet and White
would carry off the prizes.
Second District.
D. W. Carmlchael. the Sacramento bus
iness man and prominent Democrat, who
was selected to act as temporary secre
tary of the convention. Is a leading can
didate in the Second Congressional Dis
trict for the position of delegate to the
coming Democratic National Convention:
It is practically conceded that Mr. Car
michael will be chosen. That gentleman
is so Imbued with a trip to Kansas City
that he had made up his mind to go there
whether he was selected or not. Ex-Con
gressman A. Caminetti of Jackson, Ama
dor County, has been mentioned as a fit
member of the party to Journey to Kan
sas City and cast a vote ior Bryan. Mr.
Caminetti is too modest to make an open
fight for the hor.or. He Is willing to ac
cept It if it is handed to him. Attorney
E. W. S. Wood of Stockton is also men-
tloned as a candidate. At a late hour
it was definitely settled that the latter
would accompany Mr. Carmlchael to the
National Convention.
Third District- ;:'-'- : U-
Robert M. Fitzgerald of Oakland and
James A. Keys of Sulsun are almost cer
tain to be chosen delegates to the Na
tional Convention by the Third Corigres-
sional District delegates. D. H. Arnold,
chairman of the Colusa County delegation,
will make a bid for the honor, as will also
Mackey of Solano. .
Fourth District.
The only candidates in the Fourth Dis
trict Congressional Convention are Curtis
Hlllyer, a young and promising: lawyer
of San Francisco, and Charles Edelman,
at ono time a resident of Los Angele5, but
now a wheelhorsejn the San Francisco
Democracy. As these gentlemen will have
no opposition they will be elected by ac
Fifth District
Jasper McDonald of San Francisco and
J. H. Henry of San Jose will in all prob-
aoility be the choice of the Fifth District
Congressional Convention. They are the
only candidate in the field and delegates
of the district favor their election.
Senator R. F. del Valle of Los Angeles
and John McGonlglo of Ventura will un
doubtedly be chosen delegates by the
Sixth Congressional District Convention.
Sixth District.
ICo opposition has been offered the gentle
men named ar.d none Is expected.
Seventh District.
There will be a very interesting strug
gle In the Seventh Congressional District
in electing delegates to the National Con
vention. There are half "a dozen candi
dates in the field and each candidate Is
confident, that he has the backing of his
delegation and bases his hope of victory
on this fact. The election of William Mc-
Fadden. chairman of the county com
mittee of Orange, is looked upon as a cer
tainty. Mr. McFadden, it is said, has been
in the. field for some months and has ad
vanced his interests so far that It Is al
most Impossible for him to lose. E. II.
Tucker of Fresno has many friends in the
district and has hopes that, their united
stand for him will result in his selection.
Among the other candidates are George
M. Cooley and T. J. Dofflemeyer of
San Bernardino. ' Dr. J. B. . Renshaw
of Daggett, San Bernardino County;
P. J. Tallant of Kings County, H. E. Mills
and Henry A. Jastro of Bakersfleld. The
latter's fight is being handled by Attorney
Louis Fulkerth. Jastro claims to have
the entire Kern County delegation behind
his fight. He is ambitious to represent
his district in. the National Convention.
Four years ago he was defeated by one
vote for the honor by Church of Fresno.
Alternates at Large.
Sydney Van Wyck, an attorney of San
Francisco; Hugo Hornlein, proprietor of
the Cafe Royal, and Dr. Charles A. Clin
ton of San Francisco are candidates for
the positions of alternates at large to the
convention which meets In Kansas City
on July 4.
* _____
Where District Conventions Will
Meet— Believes Democrats Will •
Carry State.
MEN'TO, June 13.— The following advice
and -views expressed by Seth Mann, chair
man of the Democratic State Central
Committee, will be of interest to* dele
gates: "The Sacramento committee of
arrangements, which has had In hand the
preparations for the reception of the
Democratic State Convention, is entitled
to a great deal of credit for the thorough
and careful manner in which it" has per
formed its duties. The pavilion has b-»-n
prepared in such a manner as to enable
speakers to be heard throughout the hall;
the seating of the delegations . has been
very Intelligently arranged.. Places of
meeting for the Congressional conven
tions have also been get aside In various
parts of the big building. Members ! of
the First and Second Congressional dis
tricts will hold sway to the 'left of the
speaker's platform: the delegates of the
Third District will meet in the anteroom
which adjoins the entrance to the pavilion,
and the Fourth,; Fifth and, Seventh dis
tricts have been given separate places im-
mediately behind the platform, while the
Sixth will be directed to hold Its sessions
in the main hall after an adjournment of
the convention.
"The credential and resolution commit
tees may meet either in the pavilion,
where rooms have been reserved for
them, or at the Golden Eagle Hotel, as
the committees may respectively decide.
It ha3 been provided "and placards have
been posted announcing that delegates,
upon arrival in Sacramento, shall imme
diately ' present their credentials to the
secretary of the State Committee at its
headquarters in the parlor of the Golden
Eagle Hotel, and persons holding proxies
are requested to pursue the same course.
"The chairman of each delegation will
be furnished with badges for his delega
tion by the secretary of the State Com
mittee. These badges will entitle the
wearers to admission to the delegates'
portion of the pavilion. The respective
delegations, If they have not done so,
should convene at once and select a chair
"The convention will assemble at 10 a.
m. on Thursday, June 14, at the Agricul
tural Pavilion, corner of Fifteenth and M
streets. It will be my pleasant duty to
call the convention to order and the con
vention, no doubt, will proceed with Its
temporary organization, which will con
sist of the selection of a temporary chair
man and secretary and the appointment
of a committee on credentials.
To Instruct for Bryan.
"It is expected that there will be a
fairly large attendance at the conven
tion. Reports received thus far lead me
to believe that there will 500 or 600 dele
gates present. . There seems to be no
doubt that the convention, will Instruct
Us delegates to vote ' ' for William J.
Bryan as the candidate of the Demo
cratic party for the Presidency of the
United States, thus aligning itself with
the column of States thus far heard from
who have Quite generally adopted this
resolution "of Instruction. The delegates
are all enthusiastic and confident. There
is a strong sentiment generally present
favoring a' thorough system of organiza
tion in all of the precincts of the State,
and I believe that with , an « enthusiastic '
movement in the party toward an organ
ization along, these lines that the State
may be carried for the Democratic party
at the coming election.
MENTO, June 13.— M. F. Tarpey. appreci
ates the fact that D. A. Ostrora's success
cannot be * accomplished except by the
turning down of one of the slated four.
The slate candidates ; - for delegates-at
large are: ¦.';-.;
'. Stephen 1 "M. White, James G. '- Maguire,
James D. Phelan ; and M. « F. Tarpey.
• | In orderv to i assure himself ; that he was
riot ¦ to ' be ¦ excluded i to make room • for Os-
(Continued From Pag« Three.)
have lost no time In organizing them
selves into a bureau. By common con
sent ex-Governor Budd has been chosen
chief of the bureau and literary censor.
When the bureau was organized a seri
cus diSiculty presented Itself. As the
people of the State know, his Honor the
Mayor has the Interesting faculty of
saying nothing and saying it well. Ex-
Judge Maguire has on more than one oc
casion distinguished himself by saying
something at the wrong time. How to
reconcile these peculiarities and to bring
from them something said at the right
time was the problem presented to Cen
sor Budd. He was therefore unmovable
In the jtesition he adopted.
With delicate courtesy he admitted the
literary 4b lllt y of ex- Judge Magulre.; The
people of California may have forgotten
the fact that Magulre has won his spurs
in the field of literature, but the experi
ence will never be forgotten by Magulre.
And the circle of protection has been
drawn alro around his Honor the Mayor.
The people of. San Francisco are still
tingling over the Mayor's recent literary
triumph. He has dipped into the pool of
literary competition and the Phelan flag
flaps to the people of San Francisco the
serious fact of his victory. He is spurred
to further emulation and to-night the
censor has labored In earnest consulta
tion with him. It Is understood that he
has givefc his promise that under no con
sideration will he accept a prize from the
Yellow Kid and if he does not the citizens
of the metropolis may be reasonably sure
that no new official atrocity will be per
petrated. 'V " w
- Mayor Phelan needs no prize for his
labors for the Yellow Kid. His Honor ha3
shared the sorrows and the sadness ot
his saffron master. He has felt with the
little Incorrigible the stings of defeat and
It is no more than common justice thai
without price or compensation he should
help, with his pen, to punish the common
enemies whom he and the Kid enjoy. So
his Honor will write for glory and tell the
friends of the Kid what the Democratic
convention was not.
And his Honor feels already the se
riousness of his responsibility. He stood
to-night in the lobby of the Golden Eagle
Hotel burled In profound thought. He
seemed not to hear the personal things
which the southern delegates were saving
of him. He seemed unconscious to tne
murmur of antagonism that needs only an
organizer to make his Honor write a
most peculiar story of the convention. He
was burled In the thought heap which he
will deliver to the Yellow Kid.
And while the Kid is waiting for the
glittering thoughts of his commissioners
extraordinary another difficulty has pre
sented Itself. His Honor the Mayor
wants to talk to the convention. So does
ex-Governor Budd. and Magulre would
rather be politically dead than dumb. All
want to talk and all are firmly convinced
that it would be political suicide to permit
any members of the bureau to report
what the others have said.
The difficulty Is a serious one and It
has been suggested that a Scotch verdict
would be better than none and that Gavin
McXab, friend and councilor of the bu
reau, should be deputised to report every
thing which has a personal meaning to
the Kid's commissioners.
Whatever the decision may be the fact
remains the .commissioners of the Tellow
Kid constitute to-night the center of at
traction. They have overshadowed the
Issues of the convention, have absorbed
the Interest of the delegates and have in
tneir hands the power to pose in plati
tudes before their envious friends.
Fight "Will Be Made On His Indict
ment for Perjury by the Grand
MENTO. June- 13.— There Is a scheme un
der way. to deprive Adolph Sylva of Sau-
«=a.::o or his ri^ht to participate in the
convention which convenes to-morrow. A
number of "holier than thou" Democrat.-*
of San Francisco have raised their hands
in horror at the idea of allowing Sylva to
seat him?elf arnor.g representative Demo
crats. They point to the fact that Mr.
Sylva was Indicted far perjury by the
Grand Jury of the city ar.d county of San
Francisco and ia therefore "unclean."
The scheme, as it developed late to
night, is to have the chairman appoint
a member of the Marin County delegation
on the committee on credentials and ths
member so appointed will be called upon
by the good Democrats of San Francisco
to throw Sylva down. The plan may suc
ceed. a3 there are a number of prominent
politicians in the scheme.
Sylva has not as yet appeared on the
scene, but it is mere than probable that
when he learns of the attempt to do him
Injury he will search out the perpetrators
and wreak summary venjreance. Sylva
was elected to represent hi3 town at the
local convention and will therefore insist
that he has a legal right to participate in
the business of that august bcly.
Wednesday. June 13.
Btrr.T John S KIrr.ba!!. Thw!n*. 4^ days frota
Everett. In tour of tu& Sea I. Ion.
Strnr Crescent City, j-tockfleth, from Crescent
Wednesday. June 13.
Stmr Maripo*a. Hcudlette. Hcnclulv and Syd
SOfTH BEND— Sailed June 13— Star RlvaL
for San Franc: 3co.
MENTO. June 13.— This city is again the
scene of convention excitement. The
Democrats of the State are here and the
streets and hotel corridors are noisy with
their chatter ajid political gossip." Empty
as is the honor for which the factions
are striving, the contest is nftne the less
Interesting, and here and there groups of
gesticulating, enthusiastic partisans are
gathered, to indulge that prerogative of
Democracy— the privilege of denouncing
itself to its friends. ] While candidates are
assembling their supporters and laboring
for the victory that will send them to the
national convention, while representatives
of the sectionalism which inevitably pre
sents itself at every Democratic conven
tion are clamoring for- recognition, some
thing definite is emerging from the chaos
of preparation and three figures are as
suming prominence which probably will
give Individuality to the - entire conven
tion. These figures are not unknown to
.political fame. in California. One is his
Honor James D. Phelan. the Mayor of
San Francisco. ¦ The second is James H.
Budd,- ex-Governor, of California, and the
third is James G. Magulre, ex-Congress
man, ex-Jurist and literary dilettante. Al
ready they have been dubbed "the three
Jimmies, the commissioners extraordinary
from the Yellow Kid of San Francisco
journalism to the convention." They are
here to tell what they think and possibly
what they see- of the Democratic State
Convention. All of them have occupied
positions of prominence in the Democracy
of the State, but never before have they
constituted a literary bureau as unique as
it is unparalleled... \
To-night they are the center of political
attraction. All eyes are turned upon, them
and • all thoughts are focused upon them.
The destiny of the convention is at the
point of . their . pens and. weighted as they
are with their serious responsibility, they
» , Wn A jiamflgMMHiaafflBtegiSariE.' * . i.«:- v r-~^^Tw..
SAN" FRANCISCO, June 13, 19OO.
His Excellency John Hay, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C. 2
SlH: In reply to your tcU-irrnm of date. 3Iay 31, I have the honor to reports *j
- FIRST That no cane In San Francisco or California has been dlnpnoseil an bubonic plague g
by any attending physician while the victim was alive, nor by the attending: physician after death, q
In some of the suspected cases death has occurred when no regular physician wos In attendance, f
There have been in nil only eleven suspected cases among: a population of 33,000 Chinese (15,000 of 'A
nhom are qunrniitinod). and no cases amoiiK wliitcn and other races. The examinations made after »,
death of the bodies of the suspected cases since the alleged discovery of the disease more than three C
months oro fail to furnish satisfactory proof of plague. " ""1
SECOND That the quarantined district contains upward of 15,000 Chinese subjects, •• 33 OO of §
whom are anable to nupport themselves I»> virtue of the quarantine. £
THIRD— That full and fair investigation has been denied the physicians of the Chinese by the 4
city Doard of Health. V
FOURTH — That the Chinese were forced to appeal to the courts, and then -were accorded the "£
right of Investigation into the canne of death of the dead sunpects. .*,
FIFTH— That since the procurement of the order of'court, granting privilege to the white puy- C
siclans of the quarantined Chinese to visit the sick and be present and take part in autopsies had, 4/
neither the cit>- Board of Health nor Federal oillcers have been able to discover any bubonic plague *£
case, dead or alive. / jjj
MXTH — That there has been no epidemic in Chinatown. *r
SEVENTH — That the municipal records show the proportion of deaths in Chinatown has been 0
no greater than that of any other portion of San Francisco since the date of the discovery of the ol- g
lrged plague In Chinatown. ' "\ '.!; 4
EIGHTH — That I cannot find proof the plague alleged to be here is either Infectious or con- q
tagious. I lind no proof that any person has contracted It from another) and I further llnd that *r
certain individuals who have been repeatedly exposed at autopsies and elsewhere to the alleged (f
plague, and others who have moved about in the houses and rooms where the inspects expired, liav- 2
ing done so without taking any precaution whatever against the supposed maludy, have neither .»
contracted the same nor spread the disease elsewhere. C
XIXTH — That no two persons of the same family have contracted the disease, and that no two *•
cases have occurred within the same house or building, no matter how great the exposure may have V
been. 0
TENTH — That the medical gentlemen and experts of the city Board of Health and the Federal 4
quarantine officers who have ventured the Injurious opinions which have spread broadcast over C
the world the rumor of the existence of the dreadful plague in the great and healthful city of San S
Francisco have never seen a living case of plague; whereas, some among the physicians, surgeons •£
and scientists with whom I have advised have had personal experience and wide opportunities in <J
observing- the bubonic plague when it was raging in India and elsewhere, and they all pronounce the *£
suspected cases here not bubonic plague. A
ELEVENTH — From the best light I have been able to procure, nnd from a most careful con- g
¦ideratlon of the whole subject, I am'plcaied to Inform your Excellency that I firmly believe no case \
of bubonic plague has at any time existed within the borders of our State. ~
TWELFTH — That if the cases referred to were genuine plague, even then the Quarantine, a* 3
conducted by the city Doard of Health, in conjunction with the Federal quarantine officer, is dls- 4
criminating- against the Chinese nnd also unreasonable according to information derived from the C
highest authority here obtainable. !t
THIRTEENTH — It Is nndetermlned by the court whether the injunction referred to has been *J
violated. c
FOl'RTEEXTU — Since the report to your Excellency Involves, among other things, the question. 4
whether there is plague in Chinatown, and also vitally touches the commercial and other interests C
of San Francisco, as well as deeply concerns the welfare of the entire State, I have deemed It my A
duty to call into consultation distinguished physicians, surgeons and bacteriologists, able llnanciers jt
and business men and others, as well as my eminent predecessor in office, the Hon. James H. Budd, £
some of whose names are, therefore, in concurrence hereto attached. 4
— i
We concur In the foregoing conclusion that bubonic plagne does not exist and has not existed 4
within the State of California. C.
SCHOOL. . l'ATH'.C SCHOOL. . ings and Loan Society. 4
L. C. LANE, President Cooper Sled- Edwin S. BREY'FOGLE, 31. D. ADAM GRANT, of Murphy, Grantg
leal College. — & Co. 4
¦ or Cooper 3Iedical College. LEVI STRAISS, President of Levi kn Commercial Company.
WINSLOW ANDERSON*. 31. D., 31. Strauss &. Co. ISAIAS "\V. HELLMAN, President!
It. C. P., Lond.; 31. R. C. S., .Eng.; JAMES II. BUDD, Former Governor Nevada National Bank. g
President College of Physicians of California. HENRY K. FORT3IAXX. President^
and Surgeons of San Fran- "WILLIAM ALVORD, President of Alaska Packers' Association. €
Cisco. Bank of California. A. B. SPRECKELS. £
THE bubonic plague fake received a
knockout L!otr lost night when Gov
ernor Gage. In reply to the official
note of inquiry received from Secre
tary of State Hay on May 31, telegraphed
to Washington that he has made a thor
ough Investigation of all reports concem
ir.e plague cases in this city and has ar
rived a.t the conclusion that the bubonic
plague does not now exist ar.d never has
existed in this city. The Governor's re
port Is indorsed by four physicians of un
questioned standing in the "medical world
and by nine leading business men. all of
whom assisted him in his exhaustive In
vestigations, acting, at his request, as a
sort of ad\-isory cotamlttee.
When Governor Ga^e received Secre
tary Hay's rote of inquiry he came at
ence to this city to inform himself thor
oughly on the situation. He found that
the State Board of Health had accepted
the reports of the local board as true and
¦was about to officially notify the world
that they pave full credence to the re
j>orts. ignoring the State's executive in
Thr- matter altogether.
The Governor put a step to the whole
bncSaeMi and toM the members of the
board very plainly that unless they could
show him from their own official investi
gations that the plague did exist here he
•wcuM not countenance the expenditure of
State funds.
The Governor then called to his aid the
men who have signed his official report
and commenced a most thorough and
pair:stiik:::sr inv<?st!??at!cn, that has re
<;-:r'.G two weeks of hard work. His con
clusions are stt forth ia terms that can
:. : be mistaken and the effect of his re
port Trill be to convince the world that
Saa Francisco is free from the plague, as
it has always been.
The hearing of the injunction sued out
in the United States Circuit Court by"
svme of the quarantined Chinese against
the ?an FrJir.cisco Beard of Health to
lift the fake quarantine progressed far
enough ytsterday to convince all who lis
t«T,*-d to the proceedings that the court
•will hardly fail to grant the injunction.
Tr.:- board's attorney. J. J. Dunne, was
forced to admit in open court that dis
<_r:rr.:na.tion had been shown against Chi-
Dcae in the quarantine district, which is
one of the principal points upon which
the injunction suit is based. Attorney
James G. ilag"uire presented the case of
the Chinese in an ab-e argument that was
not concluded before the hour cf adjourn
ment arrived. A decision is confidently
expected to-day.
De Haven Sits With Morrow.
The -whole of yesterday was consumed
In the United States Circuit Court in the
presentation cf the Quarantine case and
the discussions cf the Issues involved.
United States District Judge de Haven
occupied the bench with Circuit Judge
Morrow for the purpose of consultation
tr.d decision.
There was a great array of attorneys,
J. C. Campbell. James G. Maguire. Sam-
TJ€l M. Shcrtrlcre. John E. Eennett. Rob- !
ert Ferrai and Thomas Keough appear
ing for the Chinese and Joseph Dunne for
the City Board of Health. There were al
po present as spectators Thomas D. Rior
can and Lyrnan I. llowry. attorneys
rened in treaty and constitutional law;
Chinese Consul Ho Yow and Wong Wai,
s-cretary of the Six Companies: two score
« '"-.riEtian missionaries, mostly women. ;
£".d Bbout one hundred Chinese. Among |
• e talent at the reporters' table was
S";r Poon Chew, editorial manager of the
C-i-ese daily piper. Chung Sai Yat Po.
The minutes cf the Board of Health
¦with reference to the refusal of the board
to admit to the quarantined district Dr.
Pil'.sbury and other physicians engaged by
the Chinese were brought into court. Mr.
Bes&ett requested the court to make an
order admitting the excluded physicians
to be present at autopsies. Judge Mor
row replied that whenever such a case of
refnsal should arise he would make such
£.n order.
Discrimination Is Denied.
Mr Du^ne then took Mp the return of
fie Board cf Health to the order to show
ca-«e Vmong his contentions were that
Officially Reports
to Secretary
Ha3' That the
Scourge Does
Not Exist in
the State of
could have said that those casea had oc
curred within the limits of the city and
county of San Francisco or within the
limits of the State of California, and
would have had equal right to quaran
tine the whole city or the State. Some
thing more than the belief of the health
authorities, sometimes more specific as to
locality and other facts, should be set
forth before this tremendous power is
Authorities Are Bead.
! Authorities were read to show that the
fact must be established that the quar
antined person had been infected with the
disease. or exposed to Infection. ,If the
board bad isolated the houses In which
the, deaths had Occurred and had placed
the residents of those houses under quar
antine it would have acted strictly within
its powers and the exercise of reasonable
discretion. On the contrary, the measures
adopted were unreasonable; no provision
was made to protect the health or lives
of the Asiatics in the district and they
were prevented from leaving the crowded
and unsanitary environment of that -part
of the city, so that if there should be a
plague it might sweep down hundreds and
thousands of the residents of the Chinese
quarter, j
No community had a right, argued the
counsel, to shut up thousands of people
In an unhealthy and Infected district.
The Chinese here were entitled to th»
equal protection of the laws and they
should not be compelled to remain in an
infected quarter to mingle with infected
persons. „
Here an adjournment was taken until
10 o'clock this morning.
Chinese May Make Trouble.
The Chinese are "resting on their arms.'
to use the expression of a Board of Health
employe who spent yesterday in the quar
antined district. They are awaiting. Im
patiently but quietly, the decision of the
United States Circuit Court before they
take any further action. If It goes against
them It is predicted by the men who are
in Chinatown every day that serious
trouble will follow. The Chinese are all
armed, and if they ever commence rioting
In earnest bloodshed will surely result.
They are only restrained now because
they have great confidence in the abllity
of their attorneys to break down the
quarantine lines. All depends on the out
come of the case now in court.
The quarantine is becoming daily more
lax and the stream of people who come
and go through the lines on permits from
the Board of Health has Increased until
It has become almost continuous. Even
the people who possess permits make
light of the whole situation.
"Do vou suppose." said an elderly man
yesterdav. as he slipped under the ropes.
"that I v/ould go into Chinatown every
day and remain there all day long. return-
Ing at night to ray family in Alameda, If
I thought for a minute that there was the
slightest danger? Why. there are plenty
Just like me who would not go there If
there was any plague."
The citizens' relief committee held a
meeting at the Board of Trade rooms yes
terday afternoon and decided to expend
$3000 "more if necessary to continue the
cleansing- of Chinatown and In providing
food for the Indigent Chinese who are
unable, because of the quarantine, to get
outside and make a living. The commit
tee is now paying out between $500 and
$600 per day and Is making provision to
continue the work for another ten or
twelve days, although a strong feeling
pervaded the committee room yesterday
that the decision of the Federal court
will relieve them from the burden very
Cars "Will Run To-Day.
Employes of the Sacramento and Wash
ington street lines of the Market Street
Railway Company received notice from
the headquarters of the company last
night to be on hand and ready to operate
cars a? usual to-day. This Is taken as an
indication that word has been passed
along the line from some official source
that the quarantine wlli be lifted to-day,
sufficiently, at least, to enable the trans
portation lines running: through the
fenced-ln district to resume operations.
' The Sacramento and Jackson street
lines have been shut <5own ever since the
quarantine has been on. and there has
been a lot of suffering among employes of
the company in consequence. Mo notice
has yet been given as to when traffic will
be resumed, but the order given to the
men last night seems to be an indication
that cars will be moving to-day.
Lawyer for the
Health Board
Admits in Court
the Charge of
Against the Chi-
expects to be heartily supported by ail
the northern delegations.
MENTO. Jur.e 13.— Everything points to
the court had no Jurisdiction; that the
matter was without equity, and that for
the evils and injuries wnlch the petition
er Jew Ho Is alleged to have suffered
there is adequate remedy In an action at
law. The counsel read from the city
charter to set up the powers of the City
Board of Health and argued that the
board had not gone beyond those powers.
Discrimination against persons or races
was denied, and the past existence of the
bubonic plague in the Chinese quarter
was affirmed. He contended further that
the germs of that disease linger and live
for a long time after escaping from the
animal body, and that the present system
of quarantine was a necessity.
Mr. Maguire began his argument on be
half of the petitioner t>y denouncing the
action of the board as an attempt to ex
ercise the most extraordinary power ever
known under a free government. It sus
pended al! political rights, and where such
tremendous arbitrary power Is sought to
be exercised a very complete showing of
that power ought to be made. He fur
ther contended that the Board of Health
Is not enforcing the ordinance of the
Board of Supervisors throughout all the
area of the quarantined district as de
fined in the ordinance. He averred that
The houses on the north side of California
street the west side of Kearny street,
the Eouthwest line of Montgomery ave
nue, between Kearny and Broadway and
some houses on the east line of Stockton
«=treet between California and Broadway.
had been by the board exempted from
quarantine solely because they were in
habited by white people. If that district
is quarantined It must be because it is
necessary to be quarantined to prevent
a great danger to the people of this city.
The board, he argued, was discriminating
against the Chinese exclusively, and there
was no reason, either In law or medicine,
why these houses occupied by white peo
ple should have been exempted from the
rigors of the quarantine.
Denies Existence of Epidemic.
The speaker next adverted to the fact
that the nine houses in which It was al
leged that persons died of the plague had
not been Isolated and quarantined. No
showing had been made, he argued, tha't
the bubonic plague was either contagious
or epidemic. The court could not* be ex
pected to look beyond the pleadings Into
books of medicine or history, and he as
serted that the authorities showed that
under certain conditions the bubonic
plague was simply sporadic and not epi
demic, and that that was the case In San
The long string of denials In the an
swer were next taken up by the speaker,
and when he asked why the board had
denied having restrained and imprisoned
the petitioner within the boundaries of
the quarantined district, Mr. Dunne re
plied that although he admitted the phy
sical fact of the detention of . the peti
tioner, such was not confinement or im-
prisonment or the deprivation of any
I right under the police powers of the
Mr. Maguire retorted by saying that
Mr. Dunnes philosophy was exceedingly
subtle, a legal fiction and an evasion of
the obligation to respect the rights of the
The fact that the Board of Health did
not quarantine within the district was a
virtual admission on the part of the board
that it was acting without reason. If
it believed that there was bubonic
plague within the district It committed
a great wrong upon the ten or twenty
thousand Chinese in the district by al- !
lowing, persons who had been in infected
buildings to mingle with the population.
Board's Powers Questioned.
Mr. Maguire contended that Instead of
legislating upon the plague question- the
Supervisors had delegated Its powers to
the Board of Health, and that such dele
gation of power was not legal or per
missible, and was therefore null and void.
The speaker argued that the ordinance of
the Supervisors adopted on June 2 had
not been legally adopted and was there
fore void.
The court had not been advised In the
answer as to the exact locality in which
the cases of alleged bubonic plague had
been found beyond the statement that
they had been encountered within the dis
trict- quarantined. With equal truth, pro
ceeded Mr. Magulre, the Board of Health
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