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Removals Depend Upon
Result of Inquiry
Refuses to Affirm or Deny
Story That He Will Be
head Newhalh
Kayor Elect Declines to Express His
Private Opinion Concerning Witt
man's Appointment as Chief
of Police.
Mayor-elect Eugene E. Schmitz's sojourn
at \\ atsonville has developed his bump of
caution to the degree that he positively
refuses to discuss public affairs in detail.
A Cay or two after his election he did not
disdain to outline" his i»olicy to The Call,
but since his return from the country he
uecunes io continue that particular line
of discussion. .Never*, he received
a (.ii.il representative v-ith courtesy yet
terday ana in a general way expressed his
ideas guardedly upon topics wrought to
ms attention by The Oali reporter.
4 ¦\\ hat do you think of toe appointment
of Captain Wittman as Chief of Police,
Mr. St-Ximitz?" wat asked.
-i haven't given the >.uoject any special
thought," was the reply. "'1 doubt if '.ho
commissioners wouia nave paid any at
tention to my views in <my case."
¦jjo you mean by that that you would
have given an opinion adverse to Wit:
laan had you teen consiliteo. in the mat
ter".'" ' :¦ .-• :
"•No. 1 mean just what I say," was ths
S^iaraed reply. "The appointment of a
chief of Police rests with the Police
commissioners i entirely, The action of
that body, therefore, rr<*y be regarded as
nal. 1 could not have prevented the ap
pointment ¦ even had 1 uesired-to do so.
What- my private opinion may be I do not
care to say."
"Do you think the appointment meets
with the approbation of the labor un •
"X cannot answer that question. No
labor union has filed a protest with me
relative to the matter."
As to Newhall's Position.
"A report is current that it is your pur
pose to demand Police Commissioner New
nail's resignation as soon as convenient
after your Induction into office. Will you
deny or affirm that rumor?"
"I cannot do either at this time. Under
the charter no Commissioner appointed by
the Mayor may be removed except for
good and sufficient cause. If any Com
mission* falls to do his sworn duty I
will remove him. At present I have no in
tention "_o remove any one when I assume
the discharge of my official duties. That
course *rill be dependent upon the results
of The investigations which 1 will prose
cute without delay after 1 take my office,"
"Which commissions is it your purpose
to investigate ?"
"All of them," answered Mr. Schmltz
The Mayor-elect spoke of his trip to the
country- He said he passed his time
studying: the charter and particularly that
portion of it which defines the duties and
authority of the Mayor. The sections re
lating to the streets were not neglected,
for it is his intention to watch street im
provements with a vigilant eye.
"We i«?ed public improvements," he re
sumed cheerfully. ¦•That subject has long
been neglected in San Francisco. We
want more and better school buildings.
We want better paved streets. We want
to give all classes of citizens equal
benefits in this respect. One part of the
city should not be improved and another
"Havei you decided upon the personnel
of any of your appointments?"
"I ha: re not." ¦¦-;••
"Who: will you select as your private
secretai y?"
"I dci it know yet."
The Mayor-elect remarked that his wife
was not: quite well, and this brought up
the ma;;ter of his failure to attend the
banquet of the Merchants' Association
last we«jk.
"It is reported that your refusal to at
tend the banquet on the. ground that
your wife was ill was a mere evasion and
that you feared to attend the banquet for
reasons best known to yourself. Is the
report Tell based?"
"It ts a ridiculous assertion," re
sponded the Mayor-elect warmly. "Why
should ,1 fear to meet the local mer
chants anywhere? It is foolish to hint
at anything of the kind. The fact was
that raj-w ife was too ill for me to risk
leaving her for even an hour. There was
no opera bouffe about the affair. I re
gard my duty to my family before every
thing e.se in this life. Since my return
I have teen forced to refuse numerous in
vitation of a social character, and why?
simply because my little daughter, whom
I idolize, is lying sick at this moment
with pneumonia. While the little girl is
now eorrvalescent I nevertheless refuse to
stir fran my house until I have the as
surance that my help is not required. I
think more of my wife and children than
of all t,i« world besides. I am *o hypo
crite, whatever i else my • political * op
ponents may term me. My declination
to attend the merchants* banquet was
based on honest grounds and that is all
there is to it." • i
The Mayor-elect was called to the tele
phone at this juncture and the interview
was closed.
Mark Twain's
G. C. Clemens, of Topeka,
Kan., the no- ] v^RgJ""*
ted constitu- rnM^^^^
tional lawyer, JBk Al
who bears so JM
striking a re-
semblance to w2££ l ''Js?^
Mark Twain, a.
(Samuel B. Mjfj|
Clemens) that 4T^
he is frequent- Ljß[_^(
ly taken for the
original Mark, G - C.Clemens.
is a man of deep intellect and
wide experience. He is con-
sidered one of the foremost
lawyers in this country. In a re-
cent letter to the Dr. Miles
Medical Co., Mr. Clemens says:
• * "Personal experience and obser-
vation have thoroughly satisfied me that I
Dr. Miles' Nervine contains true merit,
and is excellent for what it is recom- I
mended." . .' : '. |
Mr. Norman Waltrip, Sup. Pres. Bank- * I
ers' Fraternal Society, Chicago, says:
M s Pain Pills
are invaluable for headache and all
pain. I had been a great sufferer from
headache until I learned of th% efficacy
of Dr. Miles' Pain Pills. Now I always
carry them and prevent recurring at-
tacks by taking a pill when the symp-
toms Erst appear."
Sold by all Druggists.
Price. 25c. per Box. -
Dr. Miles Medical Co., Elkhart, Jnd.
M. F. Tarpey and John E. Bennett Revive G'gantic Plan to Give
Orientals Free Passageway to Evade Exclusion Laws, Hoping
to Secure Concession for Colonizing the Southern Republic
SIMULTANEOUS with the popuKr
demand that the Chinese exciu
sion law shall be re-enacted in or
der to protect the interests of t>io
workingmen of the United States,
news comes from Mexico that a bold plan
is being carried out in order that hordeb
of Orientals may be allowed to land in
this country.
M. F. Tarpey, the well-known Demo
cratic politician, and John E. Bennett,
the attorney for Ho Vow, the Chinese
Consul General, are ihe leaders in a plan
which, unless immediately blocked, will
flood the United States with thousands of
Chinese via the border line of Mexico.
In January of this year Tarpey was the
president of the Pacific Charter Company,
that claimed to have secured concessions
from the Mexican Government to estab
lish stedmship lines between Mexico and
China for the purpose of colonizing the
Mexican republic with 1,000,000 coolie la
borers, but in reality to allow the Chi
nese to slip over the Mexican borderMnto
the United States.
The expose of the scheme by The Call
and the denial by the Mexican authorities
at the time that Tarpey and his asso
ciates had received any concessions, as
claimed, effectually Llocked the bold
When in January last Tarpey and his
confreres sought to secure capital for
their proposed colonization and fishing
concessions in Mexico thousands of circu
lars, printed in Chinese, were scattered
in Chinatown and in the Oriental quarters
of all large American cities.
The plans of Tarpey'^ company are al
most identical with the proposed conces
sion, that is likely to be granted by the
Congress of Mexico at any day.
According to the Chinese circular issued
last January Tarpey and his friends in
tended to bring from China to Mexico
more than 1.000,000 coolies. Just- how
many were to remati- in Mexico Tarpey
did not state. It is a well-known fact
that the Chinese have no desire to settle
In Central America or South America.
The United States -l good enough for
them, for Ivere are their friends and rela
tives, who have made fortunes in many
trades and callings.
With an influx of Or entals into Mexico
it would be an impossible task for the
American authorities to prevent the
coolies from flocking across the line into
the United States. Ir fact, it would re
quire an army of huge proportions to
guard the border.
Bait for Chinese Investors.
According to trt» articles of incorpora
tion filed on December 15. 19C0, in the of
fice of the County Clerk the following.
were interested with Tarpey in his Mexi
can colonization sche-ne: »
Michael F. Tarpey, Alameda; L. K. Kent
well, Honolulu: Arthur B. Tarpey. Alameda;
John E. Bennett, Berkeley; K. E. Harrington,
The capital stock was to be $12,500,000,
divided into 500.000 shares of the par value
of $25 each. The circular issued a year
ago to the Chinese people in their own
language told clearly the objects of the
Tarpey scheme.
The Chinese circular, translated Into
English, Is as follows:
The Pacific Charter Company propose* on be
half of the Mexican Government to encourage
Chineee as -well as Europeans to come to Mex
ico and have special privileges. At present
j Coroner's Jury Hears Evidence at In
quest to Effect That He Did
The Coroner's jury yesterday charged
; John H. Dolan with the murder of Albert
i A. Mole on November 22 in front of 237
: O'Farrell street.
John Peters, a bartender in the saloon
j at 236 O'Farrell street, told about Mole,
i Dolan and H. B. B. Chatman having had
a dispute in his saloon about the payment
! for some drinks a few minutes before the
i murder. Sergeant of Police Helms and
i Police Patrolman Davids testified that
Chatman said to them when they notified
1 him of Mole's death, "Well, if he is,
! Dolan killed him."
George Zella and Willie Riley, mes
senger boys, testified that they passed the
' spot where the murder was committed
i and Chatman asked them what was it
I that had sent them to the scene Of the
' crime.
Riley saw the three men together, one
! of whom he identified as Chatman, and he
I saw one fall to the ground and the other
run away. The man who was at the side
of Mole "when he fell was Chatman.
Chatman told the same story that he
had already related to the police. The
i three men had been drinking and Im
i mediately before the stabbing Dolan and
] Mole were a little ahead of him and got
i into a dispute. Mole took off his coat and
j Chatman held it. A moment afterward
I Mole fell to the ground and Dolan walked
: rapidly away.
A charge of murder was entered against
I Dolan on the orison books.
Pyrography Outfits.
We have fitted uv a small exhibit of
burnt wood and leather which all are in
vited to see. Wood and skins for burn
ing and pyrography machines for the mil
lion. Sanborn, .Vail & Co., 741 Market
there is but very little commerce between
Mexico and Asia and a new steamship com
pany is needed to take hold of the trade and
build It up. The Pacific Charter Company of
Mexico has made a contract to open a new
steamship line between Mexico and China* and
all goods from Mexico to China will be shipped
on this line.
According to concession or contract the Mex
ican Government promises to give the Pacific
Charter Company all rights to fish on the Mex
ican coast line. This concession Includes salt
fish, dried fish and shrimp and canning. To
do this great fishing brsinese Chinese are de
sired. These fishing grounds are good, large '
and wide.
There is plenty of room for a million Chinese
fishermen. There Is plenty of all kinds of
fish and shrimp. Near the beach the land Is
very rich and one can raise all kinds of vege
tables, fruit and sugar cane and coffee.
The climate is very good and warm, like
that of Hongkong. The rainy season is good
and does not leave the surface of the ground
mushy. There Is no sickness. There is a
space of 4000 miles of Pacific coast in Mexico.
The president of the .company, M. F. Tar
pey, has resided in Mexico about ten years.
He is a friend of the Mexican President and
hi? officers and knows all the fishing places.
He knows all about land and water rights,
having traveled several years In Mexico.
Tempting Offers Are Made.
The Pacific Charter Company has made- a
contract with China and the Mexican Govern
ment to admit free of duty for fifty years all
Chinese necessaries, such as.tea, rice, etc. In
one year steamships will be running between
ports in Mexico and to China. There is a
steamship company in this city now willing
to take both fishing and ¦ exporting business.
The name of the company Is the Pacific Char
ter Company.
Rich men from New York are in the steam
ship company, but the laborers and fishermen
are expected to come from China. The fisher
men from China are expected to come in groups
of fifteen to twenty, each group to have a
foreman. The company gives the foreman
license to fish and shows him where to fish.
The company cannot buy t»i» fish or import
Chinese goods into Mexico. Tie Chinese mer
chants in San Franclßco, throufcli the foremen,
do all this. All the company wants Js the
The rules are:
Judge Troutt Refuses to Grant th-3
Motion Made by James G.
The motion fof a new trial of Nettie R.
Craven's famous suit f-sainst the Fair es
tate was denied by Judge Troutt yester
day. The' decision of Judge Slack, who
declared the deeds pin ported to be made
by James G. Fair to be forgeries, is thus
The motion for anew trial of the case
was made by ex-Judge James G. Ma
guire. At the time the motion was mad;
Mrs. Craven sought to secure a change of
venue on the ground that Judge Trout 1 :
was prejudiced, but her efforts were de
feated, and after an argument lasting
several days the motion to reopen the
proceedings was submitted.
The decision of Judge Troutt, renderel
yesterday, practically prevents Mrs. Cra
yen from again trying to secure the Mis
sion street and Pine street properties,
which she claims Fair deeded to her.
There is nothing in the world more delight
ful than a drink of good whiskey— and Jesse
Moor* Is good whiskey. •
WILL ' RESCUE CHlLDßEN.— Secretary
White of the Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Children has petitioned the Superior
Court for letters of guardianship over the five
children of Christina Everson. It is alleged
that Mrs. Everson does not allow her children
to attend school, but compels them to sell
papers on the water front, where they are ex
posed to much physical discomfort and evil
the opinion of Judge Troutt the signature of
Caroline Flockart to the deed conveying a
portion of the estate of Robert Bright to Ben
oni Sarle is genuine, notwithstanding the testi
mony to the contrary given by Eisenschimmel
and Ames, handwriting experts. The court re
fused to make an order Betting the deed aside
i First— Th« : fisherman must get i for v himself
T. tea, , rice, i vegetables, clothing and goods from
- the. foreman or Chinese merchants. The Pacific
¦ '¦¦ Charter : Company -is not after -. that r kind or
:> business. ¦-¦.-»..;.¦' ¦ ;-, „',-" ; -¦¦¦ ' .¦' ' , ¦.*.¦•
•A .-¦ Second— These necessaries will •be carried by
„ the i company. The freight charges will be
¦ cheap.;- Other than ¦ the fishermen and mer
* .chants will have -to pay higher. :¦¦¦¦. ¦:-* "".' "
:i..v Third— When 1 the fishermen begin work they
.' must -make a contract with foremen to buy
:_¦¦ their implements t from . Chinese merchants. If
, . -not, the contract lls broken. . '.• ¦ .<¦•
. - ;; Fourth— The : Chinese merchants must buy the
;•'. salt or dried fish, besides canned fish or other
wise the - foremen will take charge. Acapulco
. and all other stopping places for the ships will
have warehouses. Canneries will be established
all along the coast and the company will have
. a small steamer to visit the canneries every
; . week to take.-the dried and salt fish to Aca
, pulco. • ,'¦¦ - •- ' , ./ ,
f<; Mexico May Give Concession. •
- In .: the "Parliamentary Chronicle," is
sued by the Mexican Government for this
. month, appears an extended account of
, the ;•; proposed' concession Ito s Tarpey and
¦ Bennett . that A the ' Minister j of -j Public
I . Works, Colonization and Industry of Mex
ico has recommended for passage by the
. Congress of ,his country. , v - v _ ,
. The concession is made to Tarpey and
, : ' Bennett *or to any company they may
form and gives 'them the entire -fishing
\ privileges of I the Mexican | coast yon • the
A Pacific Ocean, contingent on .their, build-
ing and operating a steamship line be
- tween Mexico and China and another line
for coast trade. v . . ' t-Zrr, ( , T =
: . • ¦ ¦ The company, is to be free iron taxa
tion of * ny : kind and is to be allowed to
- land passengers anywhere on the Mexican
coast which -is more than 1000 miles In ex
:. te The wording of the concession enume
9 rates all that was set forth in the Chinese
circular issued by Tarpey and Bennett
et al. in January last. ¦ ¦_¦ nrnnrwrl
A . significant a feature ¦in the proposed
* concession is the one that gives the com
pany two years in which to build and
j operate its steamship lines. - , _
This proviso looks suspicious in the face
* of the appeal by the , Chinese diplomats
¦ that the exclusion laws.be. suspended for
¦ that time "just as an experiment to see
•-."-'•.• .-' . ¦ ¦ — :: — '— v
how it will work." By that time Tarpey
and Bennett would have their steamship
lines operating and exclusion laws would
fail to keep the hordes of Mongolians
from crossing the border of Mexico into
the United States.
A prominent member of the local Mexi
can colony, In • speaking of the matter,
said yesterday:
My country has no objection to the Chinese
for' we have a large territory to fill. But our
Government does not understand the Chinese
as the Americans do. We possibly have about
5000 Chinese in Mexico. The Government evi
dently took the tempting bait offered by Tar
pey and Bennett and is likely to secure the
passage of the bill by our Congress.
You cannot get a Chinese to remain in Mex
ico if he sees the slightest chance to get into
the United States. They have their relatives
in America and have heard how quickly
wealth is made in this big republic.
This talk of fishing privileges and canneries
to be erected is simply a blind to the eyes of
our Government. Of course there had to be
some excuse to land hundreds of thousands of
Chinese in Mexico and what more plausible
than that of the fishing privileges and can
neries. For one Chinese that might remain in
Mexico, ninety would slip across the border
into America.
If this country does not wish to see a Chi
nese invasion via the border line of Mexico
it must take immediate steps. A friendly sug
gestion by the American Government to the
Mexican republic that the proposed concession
to Tarpey and Bennett is objectionable would,
without doubt, secure the rejection of the
Chinese Guarantee $1,000,000.
It Is freely hinted at in certain quarters
that the Chinese residents in America
have guaranteed more than $1,000,000
toward the proposed plan of Tarpey and
Bennett and that the money will be put
up as soon as the concession is secured
from the Mexican Government.
With a line of steamships running from
China to Mexico and with the knowledge
that it Is almost impossible to guard the
American-Mexican border, the Chinese are
not likely to worry much as to how to
evade the extension of the exclusion laws.
Trial of the Slayer of Little Maggie
Hartwell Will Commence
Twelve jurymen were secured in Judge
Dunne's court yesterday to try Robert G.
Wilson on the charge of killing litUe
Maggie Hartwell on the evening of Ju.y
4 last.
Wilson is an ex-poiiceman, and he vt
accused of firing a shot into a crowd of
children who were playing about a bon
fire near his residence, on Shipley street,
between Fourth and Fifth streets. T"i3
bullet struck Maggie Hartwell, 13 years
of age, who was in the crowd, ¦ and in
flicted a wound whteli caused her death
a few hours later.
The jurymen who will determine the
guilt or innocence of Wilson, who is an
old man, are:
David F. McGraw, Isaac L. Houser, Abram
Fromberg, Martin H. Mohrdick. Eugene L.
Marshall, Johann Mitau, H. O. Brower, James
Farrow, C. S. Arnold, Michael Murphy, J. F.
Huber and Czar T. Thompson.
The trial of the case will commence thia
morning at 10 o'clock in Judge Dunne s
Leckouby, 22 years of age, was arrested early
yesterday morning by Policeman H. L. Folsom
on the charge of petty lnxceny. He had been
cystematlcally stealing loaves of bread from
W. A. Burns, a baker, at 201 Valencia street,
and was caught in the act yesterday morning.
He was In the habit of stealing five or six
loaves at a time and selling them. He appeared
before Judge Cabanlss yesterday and the case
was continued until Saturday.
Leland has reported to the police certain sus
picious circumstances connected with the death
of Mrs. Agnes Gallagher of 283 Clara street,
who died at 5 o'clock yesterday morning in the
Pacific Hospital of blood poisoning resulting
from an unlawful operation performed by a
Partisan Commission Is
Named to Represent
the State.
Attempt at Fusion Between
Union Labor and Demo
cratic Parties.
Nominated to Serve California, For
mer Santa Rosa Lawyer Becomes
Nothing- More Than Exam
iner's Mouthpiece.
Thomas J. Geary, chairman of the Cal
ifornia Chinese exclusion convention, ha.3
announced the committees to serve this
State and coast in the broadest and most
vital movement that has= ever engaged the
attention of the citizens of this and sia
ter coast States. One glance at the per
sonnel of the commission appointed wiil
disclose instantly how Thomas J. Geary,
intrusted with a general and honest duty,
has prostituted himself and the cause of
the State on the altar of politics.
Knowing full well Irom a purview of
Thomas J. Geary's political career and
his record in the Nome cases what was
likely to happen, The Call predicted that
out of his narrow-mindedness he would
sacrifice the best interests of the public
for the satisfaction of those who made
of him their mouthpiece and their puppet
during the proceedings of the convention
lately concluded.
Here are the names of the Commission
ers of California to "Washington : Andrew
Furuseth, ex-Governor James H. Budcl,
Truxton Beale, James D. Phelan and Ed
ward J. Livernash.
All parties have by right the claim of
equal representation on these commit
tees, yet there is but a single Republican
named among the Commissioners, against
four Democrats. Truxton Beale is the
single one who is not of Thomas J.
Geary's own political persuasion.
The commission is really an Examiner s
nomination. Edward J. Livernash is an
employe of the Examiner. Thomas
J. Geary took the orders that issued from
the Examiner building, obeying every one
of its behests and declaring from the
platform sentiments and opinions molded
and formed by his master.
So mendacious and at the same time so
patent in intent are these appointments
by the man who was selected to do a gen
eral service for the people of the coast
that there is no need of reading between
the lines. Thomas J. Geary intends with
his fellows to do politics at some future
day and this is the means they take. It
ia nothing more nor less than an attempt
at fusion between the Democrats and the
Union Labor party. Between them they
hope to ride the horse of exclusion to fu
ture political preferment.
The secretary of the commissioners of
California to Washington, though not of
ficially named, Is to be J. McLaughl.n, sec
retary of the Brotherhood of Teamsters.
Geary, who has denied all lawyers who
have' had Chinese for clients the privilege
of speaking at the convention, has done
his first partisan work for himself— Geary*,
the man who has had more Chinese busi
ness of a non-exclusion nature than all
the rest of the attorneys who represent
the Mongols.
Chairman Geary Appoints Men to
Chinese Exclusion Committees.
Thomas J. Geary, chairman of the Cali
fornia Exclusion Convention, announces
the following appointments:
Commissioners of California to "Washington—
Andrew Furuseth, ex-Governor James H. Budd,
Truxton Beale, James D. Phelan and Edward
J. Llvernash.
Press committee— P. Bufflngton of the Jack
son Republican. E. A. "Walcott of the Ex
aminer John McNaueht of The Call, Edward
F. Adams of the Chronicle, Charles punbar of
the Santa Rosa. Press-Democrat. \
Additions to executive committee— A. Sbar
boro George Stone, Jeremiah F. Sullivan,
James H. Wllklns, Henry H. Taylor, Thomas
F Barry, M. H. de Young, James H. O'Brien,
Arthur G. Fisk. J. C. Kirkpatrick, George A.
Ross. Eugene E. Schmitz, Ed Rosenberg. J. S.
Parry, George H. Knight.
Merchants' Association Takes Boli of
Members on Important Question.
The returns from a vote of the mem
bers of the Merchants' on
questions pertaining to the Chinese ex
clusion act are as follows:
Do you favor the extension of the present
Chinese exclusion act? Ayes, 425; noes, 208.
Do you favor a modified Chinese exclusion
act? Ayes, 243; noes, 376.
Do you favor sending delegates from the
Merchants' Association to the Chinese exclusion
convention? Ayes. 638; noes, 91.
Affirmative answers to No. 3, if pledged for
Chinese exclusion act — Ayes. 11; noes, 0.
Affirmative answers to No. 3, if pledged
against Chinese exclusion act — Aye-, 7; noes, 0.
Affirmative answers to No. 3, if pledged for
modified Chinese exclusion act— Ayes, 5; noes, 0.
Affirmative answers to No. 3, If pledged also
for Japanese exclusion — Ayes, 1; noes, 0.
Parties desire matter to be left to board of
directors' discretion— Ayes, 4; noes, 0.
The delegates who were appointed by
the Merchants' Association to the Chi
nese Exclusipn Convention, are Prank J.
Symmes, Marshal Hale and Andrew M.
Burglars Rob a Saloon.
The saloon of Penther & Cordes on the
northwest corner of Bryant and Fourth
streets was entered by burglars Sunday
night. Penther clpsed the establishment
shortly before midnight. Several hours
afterward a special policeman who passed
the saloon discovered a bar which pro
tected the transom In a watering trough
near the saloon and commenced an Inves
tigation. He found that the transom had
been removed and calling two of the reg
ular police officers entered the place. A
slot machine had been pried open with the
aid of a "jimmie" and $10 in cash taken.
The register behind the bar had also been
opened, but fortunately it contained but
a small amount of change. Several bot
tles of whisky and a quantity of tobacco
was also carried away by ttje robbers.
Purse-Snatcher Held.
Charles Morris was held to answer be
fore the Superior Court by Judge Conlan
yesterday on a charge of grand larceny
in $2000 bonds. Friday morning he snatch
ed a purse from Mrs. Robert Thisby of
Walnut Creek while she was standing at
the corner of Grant avenue and Sutter
street. He ran. but was captured by De
tectives Harper and Armstrong.
Rob Cash Register.
Three thieves entered a saloon at 110 Sec
ond street about 7 o'clock last evening
and while two of them attacked Joe Cole
man, one of the proprietors of the place,
the other robbed the cash register. They
only succeeded in getting a small amount
of money. Coleman wag severely beaten
on the head. The matter was Immedi
ately reported to the police.
Christmas Holidays in Mexico.
Southern Pacific special train leaves
San Francisco December 18, Los Angeles
December 19. reaching Mexico In time lor
the holiday celebrations. Round' trip San
Francisco, $80; Los Angeles, $70. Person
ally conducted. Dining car. Pullman
sleepers. Limit 60 days. Low side trip
rates. Optional Itineraries. Make reser
vations 613 Market street, San Francisco,
261 South Spring street, Los Angeles.
BURNS LOSES SUIT.— A jury In Judge
Hunt' 8 court rendered a verdict in favor of
the defendants yesterday in the suit of Isidore
Burns against the Dunham, Carrlgan & Hay
den Company. Burns sued the firm for $50 000
damages he claimed he sustained by being
struck by a bale of oakum thrown from a gal
lery by an employe of the flnp at its store. '
Wj)\ TRICK may involve deceit or it may
||y be a display of peculiar skill. There
H^lis deceit in some soaps, but there is
none in Ivory Soap; it is a display of pecu-
liar skill. It will stand any test and can be
relied upon to do all that is claimed for it.
i * ¦' IVORY SOAP IS 99 4 *& PER CENT. PURE.
;": -'.i . WYHIOHT IHI TTmmQCTimaAHHIE co. eiNcimi«Tt
Chinese Exclusion Forms
Subject for Long
' . The Unitarian Club listened last evening
to a ' debate betwen picked orators con
cerning the re-enactment of the law
which excludes Chinese from, the Lnited
States. The champions of continuing the
present policy of exclusion were Mayor
Phelan and Thomas J. Geary. The other
side was taken by- Chinese Consul Ho Tow
and Dr. Fryer of the University of Cali
fornia. President Gregory of the Lm
tarian Club presided at the debate which
took place after a dinner in the Mer
chants' Club rooms. Business and profes
sional men listened and applauded, lber-
a M*ivor Phelan opened the discussion. He
said that exclusion was the settled policy
oftheUmfed States ana had oeen sucxx
for twenty years. At the time 01 the
adoption ot tnl^urlingame treaty there
was an opinion that cneap Chinese labor
JrlJ* acted clearly in. obedience to the
S 9 of thf peopl. Ye Cmnese
ment by treaty consented to the exclusion
5 ?he Chinese from this country^ „
Thvre was ,no question that -the unitea
States had power to exclude any undesir
able class of immigrants. Paupers and
contract labor from Europe were sent
wa? whether • the Chinese were desirable
shlp> . Old Slavery Spirit.
The that Inspired the bringing of
would low^the standard of civilization in
'^Sl* H^Yow contended that the
Jvf ln ?m 000 Chinese in the country be
fore tS* tot- law ,to exclude ' them was
rested 'The question was introduces by
Sf P n who were speaking from soap. boxes.
> An? student would know that the Chi
nese in the United States came from the
(Son Province; which ; had only 20.000.
m inhabitants. If the exclusion law
should fail •to be re-enacted the effect
would be that only the Cantonese would
come here. >.; |
Advocates Servile i- Class.
Ttte first Chinese visited the United
States because they were persuaded to
do so by the Union and Central Pacific
railroad companies, which could not get
white labor to build their railroads.
When the roads were built the Chinese
laborers: were turned off to find employ
ment .or themselves.
Ho Vow asserted t.iat if there was no
exclusion act the Chinese,. could not com
pete with white labor. . Every channel of
fife must be filled, he said. 1 If all were
rich there w would- be none to cook for
them or to do their washing; •¦ ' The coun
try needed the Chinese. to make it a suc
cess Speaking 'of > the - non-asslmllability
of the Chinese . laborers with the Cau
casian, he said that it would be danger
ous for this country. to try to incorporate
any low element into society. , Why did
England respect; the United States? Be
cause they were being : undersold. China
had : one-third of the _ population of the
: Ho Vow insisted that Chinese exclusion
would interfere with the , trade of the
United • States with China. : . The Chinese
were '< not without sentiment and they re
sented an injury. During the recent war
with Spain the clothing manufacturers of
San Francisco could not "get white people
to work on the clothes for the American
soldiers at ; the : price they ! wished to pay.
What would have become of : the soldiers
if the Chinese 'r had ": not made : their
clothes? .. The ¦-. clothing manufacturers
would, say that .white people did not wish
to work f or : a ¦ pittance. . The Chinese as
laborers . filled " places that white people
did 5 not want. . ,
". Geary , Opposes Ho Vow.
¦ Thomas J. ; Geary attacked IHo Tow's
conclusions vigorously. He said that the
country .in > the > civil war . clothed i and fed
1,000.000 men • for years, , without : the aid
of Chinese •or any other people. Then
was carried on a, war to preserve a coun
, try > based upon manhood. . Ho Vow had
spoken as it might be supposed he would,
for he represented a civilization ia which
one class enjoyed all the luxuries and the
other class served them. That was the
attitude of the men who fired on Fort
Sumter. Mr. Geary dwelt on the hl3- y
of the United States and held that 'Iw
institution of a servile class, such a? H'>
Vow had suggested, could only end in
disaster to this country.
The trade argument Mr. Geary declared
to be a sham. China had 350,000,000 peo
ple steeped in poverty, who could not
buy the products of American mills. Ha
quoted figures to show that 30,000 white
men who might take the place of 30.000
Chinese would spend more than double
the value of the 3nnual exports of San
Francisco to China.
Dr. Fryer closed the debate. He ad
mitted that the United States could ex
clude whom it chose to exclude, but per
haps there would be an objection if the
Chinese Government should exclude
Americans from China.
To Raise Money for Uniforms.
Company C, League of the Cross Ca
dets, will give a Thanksgiving entertain
rent Wednesday evening at Odd Fellow.-;'
Hall. The programme will consist of a
farce, "Taming a Tiger. " and a drama.
"Sunset." James C. O'Donnell will direct
the affair, with the assistance of a num
ber of other talented young people of this
city and vicinity. The affair will conclude
with a dance. The proceeds will be used
to purchase new uniforms.
and Albert Meyer, owners of the sell -A
Oliver J. Olsen and Columbia, filed suits yos
terday against the city to recover the amount
of taxes levied by Tax Collector Scott on the
vessels. They claim the taxes were levied
illegally on the ground that their vessels <\U\
not run in or out of thia port at the t.ms
they were assessed. The taxes paid by Olsea
and Meyer amount to $544 61.
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