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HARRIMAN SPRINGS
A LITTLE JOKER.
Southern Pacific Suit for
Xorth Beach Land is Re-
garded With Suspicion
COVETS SBUE TRACK
In a condemnation proceeding filed
toy the Southern Pacific . Company's at
torneys yesterday, those who are .care
fully watching the maneuvers of the
Harrlman people at North Beach dis
cern an attempt of the railroad com
pany to further Insure Itself < against
all competition In the handling of the
Government business, that is originat
ing at the Presidio and will* develop
later when the transport docks ..are
constructed near the reservation.
The Supervisors' street committee de- !
cided yesterday to recommend the pas
sage to print next Monday of the \u25a0 or
dinance designed to regulate the lay-
Ing and maintenance of spur tracks.
Before action Is taken by the board,
however, the City Attorney is to ren
der an opinion- as to whether the board
can compel the Joint user of a spur
track by all transcontinental railroad
companies In cases where the spur
track crosses private property. The
committee has no doubt that such a
condition can be imposed where the
track runs on the public street, but de
eires a legal opinion as to the control of
the track on private property.
Jere Burke of the Southern . Pacific
Company did not put In an appearance
to oppose the passage of the amend
ment, nor did he present his objections
In writing, and the committee got tired
waiting for him. The committee will
visit the localities where It , Is desired
to lay spur tracks,' Including one ap
plied for by the Bexnls Bag Company at
the northeast corner of Green and San
some streets and by the California Can
neries Company at Taylor and Bay
streets.
In the morning the Southern Pacific
representatives had publicly announced
that the railroad had no objection to
the proposed spur track being : used
by rival companies and was not trying
to monopolize the Government busi
ness by any unfair means, but in, the
afternoon, after the Supervisors had
decided to recommend the adoption of
the epur track ordinance, which has
received the Indorsement of all the
local commercial bodies, a suit was
filed by the Southern Pacific Company
against A. Sbarboro. p. c. Rossi. A. J.
Merle and others to condemn part of
a tract of land facing on Jones street
and lying between North Point and
Beach streets.
This strip to which the Southern
Pacific Company seeks title is about
£75 feet deep.
On its face the suit appears to be
of an ordinary character, but to one
who is thoroughly acc^ia^nted with the
situation at North Beach the proceed
ing of the company Is nothing more
than an attempt . to make the proposed
ordinance of the Supervisors inef
fective In so far as privileges* to. other
roads are concerned.
In granting to the Southern Pacific
Company Its franchise for a spur track
along Jones, Beach, North Point and
other streets the Supervisors propose
that other roads shall have the use of
It. and the Southern Pacific represen
tatives, after \u25a0weeks -of opposition to
the proposed ordinance, have apparent
ly bowed to the will -of the authori
ties; but in the meantime they -have
found a way of holding the franchise,
practically as an exclusive one by hav
ing a portion of their tracks rim
through private property," over which
the . Supervisors have no -Jurisdiction.
The Southern Pacific, when the spur is
built, cannot refuse the Santa Fe the
use of the tracks along the city's
streets, but It can refuse to permit a
rival company to operate cars over
rails that are laid on private prop
erty, and without the use of the latter
It will be Impossible for the Santa Fe
or ' any other road to transfer cars
from tiie belt road to the Government
docks at North Beach or to the P#»
sldio reservation, to which the South
ern Pacific spur will extend.
It is strongly suspected that the
condemnation proceedings brought yes
terday by the Southern Pacific Com
pany are to insure a private monopoly
to the spur track.
The Ocean Shore Railway Company's
officials agreed to give the city a right
of way to build a temporary sewer at
the foot of Kansas street and . the
finance committee will be asked to
provide the necessary funds. The same
officials promised to put Army street,
near Missouri, In good condition as the
result of a complaint filed by property
owners that the street Is Impassable.
To the finance committee was re
ferred the recommendations, of the
Board of Works that Dupont street be
.widened and a winding road be con
structed to tap Nob Hill in the block
bounded by Dupont. Stockton, • Pine
and California streets at a Scost" of
$1,150,000 and that $1,500,000 of mu
nicipal bonds be sold to pay for needed
street improvements.
SENT TO JAIL FOR .
INSULTING yroilEN
J. Casey, Who Made Him
self Obnoxious to Gentler
Sex in Camp 7, Gets Limit
. James Casey,' a refugee residing" in
Camp 7 in Golden Gate Park, was sent
to Jail yesterday morning for a period
of ninety days by Police Judge Mogan
lor disturbing the peace.
Casey is alleged by the police to have
insulted the women residents of the
camp. He paid no attention to warn
ings to desist, but continued the prac
tice of making the acquaintance of un
protected women against tnelrj.*. wills'.
He was given the limit by Judge Con
lan.
BS5^O to IluflaJo sod Return.
A rare • opportunity ie pres^oted to those de
rlrins to rinit the East this fall. On October C
and S round-trip ticket* will -be sold by. the
Southern Pacific Company to Bufalo and return
ci • rate of >86.50. A choice of routes may be
selected and stop-overs will be permitted on both
frolnx and return trips: \u25a0 Ticket* will be rood for
return ' np, to' NoTember 15.- A perßonally: con
ducted exenrsion will be ran on Monday, the gth.
oar goiog direct through to Washington without
change. For further particular* Inquire of ticket
office. Ferry buUiMn*. '.\u25a0..-. •
Hi:i,D UP BY DICVCL.K FOOTPAD.
OAKLAND. Sept. 20.— C. H.'Boardxnan,'
paying teller of the Union * Savings
Bank of this city, who resides at '1441
Harrison street, was held up last. night
by the "bicycle footpad," who; has won
fame in Oakland of late, being robbed
of a gold watch and a small sum of
money. Boardman was on his way
home when the thug stepped sout. from
the shadow of a tree at Nineteenth and
Harrison streets, and thrusting a-re
volver Into the teller's face, ordered
him to throw up his hande. After. rob-,
blng his \-ictim, the highwayman \ rode
off on a bicycle.
The footpad is described ** as ' being
•bout six feet tall, smooth shaven, and
dressed in a gray suit-.
Pa*o Koblcs Hot Sprlne*.
Xbe wonderful medicinal " springs *of America
on tbe Cum* I-ino of tbe Sum Lcrn Pacific,' mid
way bctweea San 1 Franclscii and • Ijdg Acjfplet;
Mwl<Tii 510u.0O<» uathl:o<iM> for the scientific uses
>.f lufnernl water*. .Medical corps In attendance.
Keir and cummiWiiouK dlnlu; facilities. Svr]m>
ntlujt p««l. 6ell?utfal ' jjrivrs. Jast 'the place
1 1\ utore np %-lgor and vim. - Axk - lulormat lon
Bureau. Southern Taclfic Company. - - •
Downtown Property Owners
Meet and Discuss Rehabilitation
Lack of Mechanics and
Material Is Causing
Tedious Delay.
The high cost of building -owing;. in
part to the increased scale of wag-es
demanded by : the building trades was
discussed at a meeting of the.Down
town Property Owners* Association
yesterday- afternoon In the rooms 'of
the California Promotion Committee
and an attempt was made to launch a
definite campaign against the reported
action of the unions in restricting the
coming of workmen T from the .'East; to
share in the privileges of labor on the
coast \u25a0 \u25a0';.- '* ' . ' .; . . ; :;;..;
. The meeting was - called by M." H.
de Young, chairman of the association,
in" response to" a letter from George . E.
Starr, in which, the' writer demanded
to know if the property owners "were
a bunch of lambs who would not: take
steps to surmount the present and fu
ture extortions exacted" by the labor
unions for higher wages; and the Job
bers . for cinching prices of building
materials."--- :. ' •',' ;V
De Young, ; after he had read this let
ter, called the meeting, where there
were many speeches, some ; truly elo
quent, like- that of Patrick .Calhoun,
whose' eyes ; almost filled with tears
when he spoke of the love he had for
the . unions ; that ot Thomas " Magee,
which was business-like and to the
point and which did not seem to please
de young; that of George p. Clark,
who said there were other troubles be
sides that of "want of men and high
wages; that of W.J. Bartnett of the
Western Pacific, who worked himself
into a fury of ' oratory," and character
ized all San Francisco property owners
as men of tongue but not of work.~
Patrick Calhoun was the principal
speaker and voiced his plan-, to save
San Francisco from strangulation by
the "labor wall" in carefully prepared
and explicit language. His hearers
were not altogether sympathetic al
though all agreed that something
might be done after more considera
tion. Thomas Magee championed the
high wages idea, and A. Ruef. while he
did not speak at length,' let It be known
that he was not In favor of . a move
ment to cut the wages now being paid
to carpenters and- masons.
The results of the meeting were -two
resolutions, one of which Is merely pre
liminary in its scope. It embodies the
plan of first calling: on the labor lead
ers and asking them politely to fix a
permanent normal scale of wages. The
second resolution ia shorter, but it In
built of sterner stuff. Under the cap
tion of a "Transportation Committee"
seven men were appointed to
for reduced fare for workmen coming
here . from the East. The import of
this action is in reality the establish
ment of an Independent labor bureau
which shall prevent the continuance of
the shortage in the labor market and
the attendant opportunity for the:
unions to increase their demands for
wages. W. J. Bartnett said that he
had experienced the difficulties arising
from the scarcity of labor on the coast
during- the^ construction , work on the
Western Pacific, and Calhoun! was 'of
the opinion that if the workmen in the
East could be brought here- at a cheap
rate and persuaded that-they would're
ceive a friendly reception from the.
unions the labor situatiomas' far, as it
was hindering the rebuilding of the
city -would soon adjnst itself. Others
were less sure of "their ground' and
arg-ued for delay. ; ':jfv-
The following Is the text of the first
resolution:
Whereis, Owing. to the heavy and
inordinate increase of cost of materials
and labor since the great fire an ab
normal codltlon of affairs has been pro
duced which, while it does not prevent
the putting! tog-ether of rude shacks
for trade, purposes because the In
creased cost can be paid out 'of the
profits, of the business or of temporary
structures for housing.^purposes. the
ratio of increased cost is. too great to
permit owners of property to erect
large, permanent buildings which will
yield any profit to the investor; there
fore be it
Resolved, That the chairman of this
meeting be authorized to appoint a
committee of seven, who shall solicit
a conference with the (Building Trades
Council to see If it Is possible to ar
range with that body that at some date
in the near future.the wages in all the
building trades be fixed at/ the normal
rate existing prior to the fire, and that
the same shall continue for a period of
two years or' during the time neces
sary to.- execute the contracts. This
committee is 'also instructed to inter
view the lumber trade, glass,. paint, oil
and all other buildlng-'materlal trades
men to sequre from them an assurance
of some fixed price for their materials
during the coming year, so that con
tractors may be enabled to put in a
bid for the' erection -of with
some actual knowledge as. to the 'cost
of labor and materials. .This committee
will report back \u25a0 to the association at
their earliest convenience at a meeting
to be called by the chairman to hear
their report. ''^HBBHBOBA
LACK OF HARMONY.
When Inharmonious \ notes were
struck by Bartnett and Magree the' first
feeling was that there .would- be re
pudiation and recrimination. But -on
the contrary everybody agreed that
there was no unity, ; too much 'talking,
and too little; work;' and- in " order to
prove this amendments I to" the resolu
tion were proposed, more .'committees*
were added, and ' mOTe ' oratory < was i in
dulgred in... ,':' \u25a0 ;\u25a0- , ;
Then Thomas Magee suggested that
an adjournment beftaken.;..
"What." cried Presiden t M. H. de
Young, "adjourn : sine" die?" ..-;.
"Yes," replied^M&gee, ~ "till we get
to know what" we want."* .
"Well t we- won't- know. anything' more
about the ' ruins a week hence than we
do now, and I; propose :that we/don't
adjourn," retorted \u25a0* De . Young. ' '
The motion. for. adjournment was lost
Magee being the only one; voting aye.
'. The flow of : oratory • was . set \u25a0 in ' full
tide bjr- Patrick; Calhoun. ; ; He; -spoke
long and earnestly and: he -took! a good
deal of time in ; trying: to teach- the bus
iness men of the city their duty. .
. He ;said. In>part; as follows: >
I am "not an opponent of 'organized
labor. • ' With *a. wide: knowledge of ,. la"^
bor conditions in the country, the sen
timent of protecting labor'in its rights
is as strong with the/ laborer - as : with
the; propertyj owner.,; ?; _\u25a0 \u25a0 .. ; :
.:\u25a0' You cannot expect to. build 'as cheap
ly as you did a, few; months ago.- Ev
erything has gone : up. riThere. is ai cor
rective for. the labor market. ; I .would
suggest as j a practical * remedy ,' that
you \u25a0 organize ' strongly;' with", a \u25a0 numer
ous membership. :.Say,\to, your 1 / labor
organizations '-, that Vyou '?? are : -< perfectly,
willing* to ; pay a. fair? rate^and -.that vthe
man who stands in . the |Way» of jrebuild
ing is . unpatrioticiiand^avmenace.'jiTAnd
you, must go "to j the 'labor." organization
and .: say: thatv you : .will . employ ; labor
whether.it beiunionoT. 'not. V Have them
committed, to^ that broad principle," and
you' will, find i thousands of union 'labor
ers agree : with you.' . . " :
Then go to: the: railroads, -and, I -am
sure" that -you will tget*a~rate 'so* low!
that-^you can bring;peopie,here.' ; jl have*
no 'doubt: that i there [ are- thousands .rof
laborers inlthe l East'rwho would beide-"".
lighted to come here land x work .during;
the winter^months.and'.when once here
they will stay •; and oe ? good citizens, vr
•..,. EBtablish^your i own \ employment '.bu
reaus; In 'the East 'and; ad vert isc all over"
the country what 'work" you; have: to
offer. .:."'' •' . "a?- ; ' : : ' *-\ ' '\u25a0\u25a0' ' .. : \u25a0'*•:'\u25a0.',;
AGUKIES WITH CALIIOUX. V
W. J. Bartnett entirely agreed 'with
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|THE^ SAN;;gFRANCiSC6}.CALi;. • ;1906.
Property-Owners Discuss the
Lack of Unity in Work of
Rebuilding city.
"I *> am not an opponent ; of \u25a0 or- .
Kanlxcd labor. I deplore the
' : fact that .' there should '\u25a0> be any
. , differences between the unions
• and the property owners.
\u25a0 Bring the onions . Into ; hearty.
. accord with ' us. - JL.et this be a
patriotic movement, and If the
\u25a0. - , unions don't respond • let ', the
, odium rest upon them* and not
<l upon jthe property owners."—
- Patrick ' Calhoun.- ,
"The trouble with us Is that ne
: talk .- too ' much \u25a0 and : vre. do • too
'-'\u25a0 little.' 'VWe "appoint committees
and ire' pass "resolutions and
: that Is \ all , vre • do."— -W. J.
Bartnett; • ' -*'". '\u25a0\u25a0'.;•\u25a0.-.'
**Ther« Is V. no /unity among; us.
' We \u25a0do not 'pull together. We
_ are all for ourselves and that
;:, \u25a0- Is /why - Mr. Burnham ' refuses
x - : ' to : come . out and meet us."—
\u25a0 Thomas ' Maaree. ." :\u25a0;.'
"This resolution Is . an Insult to
• the unions. It practically ac
cuses them of . robbery."— Ab
. . raham ; Huef.
•'Married . men vrlll not come
here. There are no accommo
dations for them. As unmar
ried man may knock about for
one month or *so and then he
sets tired and quits. Build
homes for the : men."— George
T.- Clarke. : i '"-'. ' . '. "- ":
"What we ought to do la to clean
our \ streets. Remove the , de
bris from . the ; , lots and ; make
the city look, clean."— -J. H.
; .Speck. ..\u25a0 ' ' .^\u25a0-\u25a0\u25a0-:^"K
Calhoun. He agreed upon the ; neces-'
sity of getting labor here, and sald:;-C;
The trpuble: with us is that;we.talk :
too much and . we do too little. •- We ap-'
point committees', and we pass resolu
tions, and that is all we do. V,*e v/antf
money, and we must raise money to ob
tablish-these'-bureaus.'and 'get men'iout*
here. ; The > Western) Pacific alone ; needs
5000 men. Let us "open offices ln T Bos
ton, in New York and other, large cities.
All our, organizations | have good ideals 1
but the trouble Is : they. don'facf-.There
are thousands ; of * Italians In - the East
who 2 every ; winter go . back \u25a0' to
and ; returns in-the , spring..,. Thesefemen*
will . come out here, and T* am j sure! they'
will stay. { This will solve the question*
pf^common labor.; <The ; one* of; skilled
labor^also will;be solved. •"\u25a0" ! ; . :
Thomas • Magee, foriVthe; conclusion of
Bartnett's speech, said:
' : There is no doubt that we wifl get
labor.here. . I have; been East and found
everj^rhere the, greatest desire on- the
part of laborers come to California."
Now, Mr. Chairman, I'don't agree with
this resolution at all. I. believe in high
wages. . It is ; the | high wage that pre-"
vails here which makes people anxious
to come:. I think the resolution' will
have a bad effect. "After the fire Hhere
sprang upa feeling of unity.X Mr. Me-,
Carthyy in Franklin- Hall said that*
wages would « stay; the same. : Thlsiwas
reassuring. It was hopeful and help-"
ful. But that feeling of unity was soon
dissipated. " Carpenters have raised
their wages 40 \u25a0 and 50 per cent ; • The
wages of bricklayers are' $Biand -$9 a"
day, and this- is the greatest advertise
ment we have. It is foolish on. our part
to go, to the Building,, Trades Council
and? ask: them .for/. favors. ; ; -We '; shall
not get the favor, we i ask. ;: I ; think '.we^
should meet again and discuss the mat
ter^ ,We ; are ' not in accord. Mr. Burn
ham, for instance, * has * been \u25a0: asked- to
come, but, he^. has refused 'tot come be- ;
cause we do. lnot pull" together;:' Now,-
I:wlll tell you. what; r,anv.wlllingtto do.
I .believe I can : , manage »my \u25a0; properties,
but -I am willing > to: put 'my .properties
In with others and; form a gigantic cor
poration with a - capital lof ?50,000,000'
so.-: that- we can. raise : more \ money. •; I
move we adjourn until we^jet. together.;
TO THE FRONT. i A
' This raised a. discussion ; and ias Ma
gee : : was ; the J first Tone tto : the
Knight* resolution; ; A'!; Ruef got ;up;and
asked that: the "preamble --'be" stricken
out and .that j the \ word ."fair"? be \u25a0 sub
fitituted -for '\u25a0_^"inordinate." 'The?- pre
amble remains, but' "Inordinate" went
out and "fair" went in! '-/ X ' "^ /-
George^ D.^Clark; took heart after
Magee had spoken and; said: V 'f'V-' £
\u25a0We,, need :' labor.7. but*' there are other
things which we -should -bring- caDOut/
Our men. are ;r; r hampered,- ror '', supplies.'
They ; have no. place to.Hyein;^An«un
marrled man can:knock » about; « v »ut< he"
gets tired Jand; quits,;. while armarrled
man;wlllnot cometo live here * - .
• Our ; streets are choked,* ouri teams are
delayed,: and" instead', of -.being \u25a0-\u25a0 able to
i haul^four: loads ia .day they can only
haul, two. ; - The. railroads canriotf handle
the;;stuff. sent -here.x ;; r Let us examine
into .these \u25a0 conditions .and rectify Uhem \u25a0
and the labor- market iwillirectify; itself!
STREETS IX BAD REPAIR. '.
J. 11. /Speck -wanted -the'; streets
cleaned- up-andVsidewalks;puti In: order:
;.v E. W. v Hopkins \u25a0 urged that all -get
together and " ;. ; work. -;~_ whiles- Samuel
Knight^ asked,- that . the ' resolutlon;>be
voted; upon. * ~ > - , '
Vilt > was passed. Thomas Magee and
Abraham Ruef : recording i a dissenting
vote.'-;;'-;.-' "-'-'-.'\u25a0 \u25a0-' ' -; \u25a0 ;:?;:; .'\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0_-'- .^i
>;M.""-: H. de Young - then appointed- the
followingicommittee' to -.wait, upon the
:labor.'vunionß:: labor.'vunionB: ~-~.~- : -..-,. \u0084 ;\u25a0.,.; ' >- i T: i , r ,
\u25a0 Samuel - Knight.V Frank '-T\V:Marstonf
J.\M.r Curtis, ; E..; S.; Rothschild,'; Barclay
Henley.'J.iH; Speck'andip^S; Dorn/re?
..The comm Itt cc" to';, waiti t fupo'ri th eTraii -'
roads and : seek reduced X fare\; for i the
bringing. Inj'of ; laborers^ Is W.*>J. .'Bart
nett,jH. .' C.\Breederi,"^, W.V E. r Dean,'- D?
\u25a0Rich^M.^Meyerfeld.'Barclay- Henley 'and
Thomas i Magee.*;' *", . t - '," .. :". ; - •
: V They committee i programme is:^ .A:
Ruef / .W.v J/; Bar tn ett. ', Thomas \u25a0 Alage'o!
EJ'iW.vHopkins.f Patrick 'Calhoun^and
U MJlKlng. ;% : /.; . „ •; _ \u25a0,-.>;
' ; The;:tneetingr. adjourned to the "call
of , the chair.'.' :/'"'.''.".'•\u25a0\u25a0 -";.V ." ' : .' \u25a0 \u25a0. : -'' ''"•.,;;
REORGANIZES EXTENSION WORK.
; BERKELEY.
Henry; More c; Step hen's I has < r eo'rgan Iz'dd
the^uhivefsJty|extensioriTworlc,'fdividing
' the; State] into Hhree I djstrlcts.i* Helwiir
"cover,?. thVSbay.;|regloh;''|with r fSan"t Fran
cisco j as" the :'center;'S s jL>on| E.'lSmithJwlll
lecture : in f tiie |lnteribr?ahd|F,^M.jClapp
ln : ? Southern^CalifbrhiardClappYsucceeds
Q.^s Borden;;who ; has gone ? East; to -be
assistant a curator^of *:flne^arts;iih ' the
Boston?' Museum. / ; : ;\u25a0;:-;; '-.•' \-"<i.i~. \u25a0'.\u25a0\u25a0•-.•.
• f FAf HER ;- McSWEEHT:y.% IMPHOVIKO.-l--Oak-"
land,> Sept. 1 20.— The i Rey.'i Thomas j. MeSwceuey *
pastor i of .- St.S Francis , dc J Sales • Church, t who > liaa
been * suffering f from <j a. * strange \u25a0 attack i -of I tile- i
coughs,?, which int % first i thei physicians % attendinc
him { were \ unable i to j con troi.v \n% reported * much '\u25a0
better.? today y «n«l \ the i doct9rs ( in s chargel of f the
case believe that U U uut *of •danger.'^^^
VICTIM OF TRAIN
WILL RECOVER.
Mrs; Matilda \ Steffan^Tells
-of *Her Narro^ ; Escape^
From Death Hin Mssibii
STRUCK BY
The .woman, who .•.was.' found in:a
bleeding and bruised; condition near the
railroads tracks between Bartlett; and
Valencia streets \u25a0Wednesday night Is
Mrs. Matilda Steff an, wif e of . a . butcher
doing = business at }Halght \ and • Scott
streets and residing at " 223 Steiner
street.'v-Mrs. Steffan ;,was: struck A by the
Shore: Line limited train and .It is re-^
markable \u25a0 that she escaped* instant
death:-;-. =\u25a0;; ; ". ; ; ; : :.- V;;.".:.v; ';\u25a0 \ iA ;.•";
Mrs." Steffan ; : recovered : consciousness
yesterday, and was 'able itoTexplainj how
sheTmet •>\u25a0 with the J accident.%!? She ' said
she ileff her; home "early, f lnthe_evening
to .visit a friend; at '2019 Sanches^ street
and.took. l leave of 'her host shortly after
9 'o'clock- to. return { homeHr.Whenlshe
was ; about to cross * the! railroad i'tfacks
between \u25a0 Valencia • and -,"; Bartlett^ streets j
she saw the; headlight of the' Shore Line
train ,'a"i short distance "away/}; SheT be
came * bewildered ; and i before J she - could j
getiout 'of ; the way Uhe = engine' struck
her.-./'r^rv, .. . '..- v ' '" : ' J v l : ; " •v/;-;,,-- : v', ; - :
•:\u25a0: ; Although badly bruised, Mrs. "steffan
will-recover. '
HISTORY SOCIETY
IS SUGGESTED.
.'}. If the .wishes of the Board ;of Regents
of : the . University roflCallfornia^aVe car
ried iput i an Academy ;• of fPaclflcl Coast
History .will . Boon : bef formed \to /direct
the affairs ;of .the i famous; Bancroft-" 1 Li
brary 'J.. located in Cal l f o r n la "'• Hall,' Ber
keley, and ".under g the jurisdiction y of
the : regents.^ The . regents
are (of : the .opinion : that; a -special-body
should have : charge of .the great col
lection, as the work -i is too : much- for
the • board. , 4 ?; i , \u25a0:;;,•"
V The matter: was L taken up and
oughly; discussed
at | the , regents' mee ting.*: I The regents
agreed that : the library {was much* more
than; the name ; implies and
that it be recoghized \u25a0 as >an academy
andiputlupon the sanie v footing asithe
museums , connected iiWtth"-, the r famous
educational institutions of i Europer,;'
According to ;theideas;of the regents
the . men. who : are; appointed \to C control
the Academy; of Paciflc*; Coast \u25a0 History
should be 'qualified' to,, take up the" work
and be willing,; to 5 subscriber a 'certain
sum," approximately^ about i $500 1 a ." year
each,'/ toward L the '\u25a0' maintenance \u25a0of "the
academy."; , PresldentlxWheeler -f is ; sug
gested; as an ex-offlcio {member of" the
society. .*" . ' :',\u25a0;:;;-.\u25a0'. -:' -7 - \u25a0:.-\u25a0\u25a0;.;\u25a0\u25a0• \u25a0\u25a0".: •
Tnia " bo<J y should-be- notified to turn
in an annual report to^the Board of Re
gents'of the universlty^lt lissujrgested^
said: that the Bureau of
cal ; Research at "Washington lwould * fur
nish J the ~ funds - for"; printing | calendars
and. manuscripts of itheiacademy. - \u25a0\u25a0': :
v ;" The ; regents ? also i favor'; the; appoint- 1
menti of i a'strained s curator 1 : and *^ a 'staft*
-,f fi assJstants|toUook *out> for tiieiprac
.tical -,r affairs $ of '< the ' *This
would an 5 outlay ot about^tlO -
000:a:year.V-TheTregents:do-notibelieve
thatjthe university, f und'shouldbi-buf
, dened^withithisrexpense; butUhinkilthe*
members f of }, the, proposed history? so
cietyshould make-it.up. V . V-
GASFITTER SAYS7UXIOXS ,
; . STOPPED^ HIM FROM; WORK
Brings j Suit Becanae He Could Not Join
Organization X and \\Vum Therefore
• Unable to Obtain Kniployment.S
,> Thomas \ Berkeley, y.who ; filed . suit in
\u2666 K e^i U< !^ e:^ rt:i<)n^ Tuesda y/ a Sainst
the .-BuildingrlTrades ; Council :: and ' the
Brldgrefand' Iron < Union for a
membership card in; the union or the
return{of|?2s^whichlheclalmed?to'have
paid : with an'v application for 1 member-"
shlp.v. yesterday.^ flledra':-; similar :'sult.--ia
the; Superior -Court jasainst the Build-*
ins Trades ? Council ; and the United As
soclatlon r ;of Plumbers, 1 Gas -and^Steam
fltters' Local No. 442, for: Jioobv dam
ages.'*; ..:'\u25a0 : /: . : -.'..; i?s!Bfe?3gMe&tsjgx£iti ?$!8fe?3gMe&t5jgx£it
Berkeley; describes jhlmself as agas
fitter.;and Estates j that; priorto August
30; of :this:?yearihe chad- never 'been- n
member i?ofj any \u25a0 trade union** although
he had followed; his. vocationln"- this city
fop several 4 years.; 5 He declares thatra
walkfngr'delegate^of, the; union \u25a0informed
him that^he 1 must : join : or : he ; would-" not
be ;* a 1 lowed -,'' to ; work ; in the '; ci ty. :}: } Ho
states ; that : he madej application i for/the
membership,'/ making^ a "deposit of J$ 11
andsagreeing;to2payr;sls';more?W't»i«?
receipt^ of ph is * membership -\u25a0\u25a0 cafd."- ; ' On
September.' 1 0 7he v was j examined 'i- by ' a
committee .;from-'the' union .'and 'later
given;. not^e- J ;that^his"> membership' ap
pllcation' had^beehlrefused.: : s >-: •
''H Berkeley,* says ; that' he was ! given •no
reason : - for V this' refusal, . but •\u25a0' that vbe
believes ?' lt '\u25a0; was "the % result ; of *a 4 con
spiracy j to; throw,' him ,'out:u t : of the; means
of tobtalningchie^livelihood. v -: He'i "say's
that^as -a •resultrof'the union's' - l action"
he *ls^ unable; toj obtain, work and -has
be'enfgreatly.:lflalfnagedv -/'/: -r'-i-
'Interesting facts
.. For Nearly Every [Man, Woman or Child.
r^A;snortV»meVai?b\;\ve ; published' an
article.'irecommendlng. *, to - our
the;new/discovery;.forstheVcure t of ?Dys-:
pepsla*t:oalledSStuart's«DyspepBla l Tab^"
lets, i and*: the 'claims then made' regard -"
ing£ the 'wonderful^ curative f properties"
of 3, thei: remedy*"; have J'been' ; abundantly
sustainedaby^the £•> facts, -ys; People ss who'
were j cautious j about *new^ fern-
ediesadvprti^edinitheJ newspapers iand^
were «finally.^lnduced;'to-ffive« finally.^ Induced;' to -ffive v Stuart's
Dyspepsia -Tablets k a t trial 1 were» sur- \u25a0
prised »', and *\u25a0 delighted V; at ,- the "results'
In! many;: cases ; a; single pa'ekageis cost-;
ing « but &Bo. \u25a0 Scents s ; at sany.-Vdrug" store'
made fai complete: cure «andi in? every Mn*- 1
stance the: most beneficial results Vere
reported." IS, 1 From jj as hundred [-£ or ?\ more !
received!, we shavelspace- to. publlshionly
afewjofftheUatestjbut'assure ourread-^
ers ?.we? receive? so imanyJcomthendatorv
letters ithat;,we)shair publish! eachi week'
a* fresh 1 list! of< genuine/' unsolicited -tes- \u25a0
timonialsvand never,: publish the same-
\u25a0joneltwice/,- \u25a0"\u25a0\u25a0-/-.\u25a0'-\u25a0-*•\u25a0- ; : . riev*'- : \u25a0•; \u25a0; \u25a0:-\u25a0":\u25a0 \u25a0-.-\u25a0-:< =
•= !"\u25a0 From 'James , Yemmeisler, V LaCrosVe "
Wis. : ;r Stuart's % Dyspepsia » are
doing i me (jmore sgood;5 good;? than | anything ss I '\u25a0
ever#tried^andfl;was<soipleased *t f re-
sults! that>lJgave,r away: several-boxes'
to r «my % friends <who ' have ' also •\u25a0 had v the
samejbeneflts.^/UiSi; v'- , ' : \u25a0:\u25a0..,'• -vi- •,/ •« :•\u25a0;}
:, From-; Jacob ?: Anthony; PortrnurVay-*
New. Jersey : ;•: I; : have,* taken ?< Stuart's
Dyspepsia ".Tablets giwith'^. the ; :; best's re-1
suits.- -I ihad r j Dyspepsia -tori six
and hadi taken' ajgreat'deakofjmedlc^e''
butfsthe t Tablets jseeml to retake "rightf &'
hold^andMlfeellgood^lsam^aifarmer
and ;lime| burner jandMsheartily|recom^
mendUoTeveryionelwho]haBianyitrouble' i
withshisJstomachlto^uaesthesejTabletsi
; \V>st/ !i :;Preston)i
Minn;:l-isl^have : grecelvedHaurprislnirlv
goodleffectsSfromSuslnglStuarfsgDvs-^
«jepsia»,Tablets.Wljgave?one-halfidfimy ?
lastl,boxitola J ifriendiwhosalso! suffered'
fromlindigrestion ; and (she had; the 'same'
good?rGsults; ; '^ -:; -.' ;^ \u25a0. \u25a0'; '." : : ..;:
XiStuart'sfDyspepslalTabletSi.Tre'a cer-
tain fcure|forsall« forms
TheyJareSnotl claimed Srtotbe|a| cure-all'"'
. but jarelpreparedlforjstomaehs troubles!
onl,y,SandP;physicians^SandiSdruggistS;
everywhere>recommenaithemito(all!per-J
sons^sufterlngifromiiNervousfDyßpepil
slarfsourjoriiacldf stomachy heartburn^
bloatingjor^wlndfOin^HOmachJandlsiml-i
1 - Did you' ever r reid; : a- convincing : ghost
' b^SbKI .themtried to imsigine what a ghost would say.;
\u25a0' :^jgoj' x will sound .real, which will convince, is to beaj
.. -/mfFf ' : r ' : --"gh'ost and write itfrom the ghost's point of view.
\u25a0 y^jfJL N / l^fe 'There are/some things beyond imagination. \
Mr^jß ing chapters of which appear in the October)
Evefybody's.^He calls.it "Before Adam." Hcshows man before
' gJV^ he had any of the veneer of civilization, before society was in-
Jry : ; t when \ the^ wants 6£ the racawerc^few, when its vocabulary:
:\u25a0- \u25a0 \}.\- was limited to twenty. words. \u25a0* You do feel that he has iniag-
j mcd this as you Vrcad;.;: You;- feel that he has lived it; that he .
-^; - has seen it ; that:he jremembers it. '-It may^bc imagination to London^
: but to you it is the real; thing. -; • -.
Jack /• London^ has lived a strange life among men and women whoscj
passions are primeval^ ."'•>vHc;*Kas_'-seen;v men in tKe raw, stripped down
' to the mainsprings o£ '•. lifc^: : when only^the instinctive passions were work-
ing^hunger, thirst; rcvehge, 'joy-— the intensities of life— when vocab-
ularvwas^simply ejaculation;* :
. . v » , . By taking away "fro m. such/ men everything/ that civilization and
education .'nayc given them; he has seea what men must nave been "Before-
These men ;Ke has; set; before us —i Lop-Ear; the Swift* One;
>Red-Eye, the Hairless Onc^' Old Marrow. Boner- the. beginning of
v - nomenclature is suggested; by these names descriptive of personal char- £
: acteristics. It \u25a0 is too reai<tojbe always a pleasant ?tory, but no man nor
woman can rcadit without that exhilaration which comes from being
. co mDcilcdto : think, and to thinkdecply;
This naaber »lso toll* mora of th* woM«rftil thing* which Russet] fomad were being: done ia Australia for Uie eomccoa sood; \u25a0
•mitulns s powerful, realistic story of anarchy in the coal mtnen bj Maximilian r'otteri- prentan a huroori*r. it'Ciihin^ tho
domestic problem ia bis sadduV vein, and » new picture of th* Mmc old Bohemia by o H«nry. with plenty of other jtma and . "
• T H E/R IDG W A V G 6 MANY
' " ¥mM *. J •\u2666 A. publication appeirini? eveiry'seren «l»j«. •dif'ii »tnos ne* !u<««. i-uUiishtJ
£&H**Jf 0W dF& O%^ #y \u25a0#P ' »lmnlt*Beon»ly in-Bo»toa. NeWvYorit. Piiubcrf. thlo'o. St. Louts, Cle^t-
.. BT^Si \A gsL Bw|b> J' -€9 land. Denver. S»n Francheo. Seattle. Atlanlfc.' New Orlr»B». St. V*ol. W.-i-U-
' m!sr i»«ton and PUUnilelvhia. will appear with tt«3rst •nta»-*r about O«tob»r tf>h .
SUPREME COUHT.'GBAJTTS y- .;
i XEWTRIAL IN DAMAGECASE
Decides That Certain Testimony Which
Tended ! tof Secure.- a -Verdict \Wiui
'\u25a0'.'\u25a0 Mot ' Legally Permissible. '
; The Supreme Court handed down* a
decision by . Justice \u25a0 Shaw yesterday iln
the, matter of the /appeal of .. the /de
fendants An ' the • suit by Eliza
beth M. f Sneed, "administrator of the
estate of her deceased son, James Lt
Sneed, l against - the : Marysville ; Gas : and
Electric ' Company, '\u25a0' to damages
forSthe^death^of *hef <son^ l Dainagei
were' awarded f by4 the; lowerlcourt.'.:;,. *.
>> Sneed; , who ;waa \ 22 ; years of age, was
employed.*asa7plumber*B: helper: by-, the
defendant f company .'and -was \u25a0 killed ,? by
cojnlns |in ''contact I with fa • live \wlre ; of
thejdefendarit'si system\strungrdanger
'ously,{near}the^ top fof L a ; on
which-; the jyoungr : man, was; working. lu'.'-i
rf'rAt^the'l trial :}in:; the Slower £ court i the
mbther^'was i% permitted , to . / testify;
against 'defendant's Objection;, that { her
soirjjsnew ..: nothing: * t about' the .dangers
"of I HvVy wires. \u25a0; She said that * she was
>Z!^?ij6 I r^^^^i^f^S^Sl^^^^TtV™*^^^^^^ ' *^*^^Bl^bW - J \u25a0^\u25a0\u25a0b^B s^b^Eb^Sb* , 3 / \bmSBIHbW *o£totiirmmß^mßSmt. VBL!b^b^ I^BBbf .^Bl^,
'-" r "" '* \u25a0 T:; ' \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 ' jl^^BNriJoßM^^S^^^'^^l^SSHFßKßßi^Tßl^i^^x-iß^^^^Bi " ""\u25a0p^yjSjyj^ - ma * ,
f^^e.: "Prices^ are ;advand^ anci are
fquipk tdf^^Jthe>aldviji^ section; Quick
Ito future possibilities; and profits in^ the finest^uterbaii beach resort on <
thej Pacific Coast. - '^ 4 V : ; fifPi^ II
] Those who rode on our^free .excursion last; Sun^ayvprofited by choice of jj
i still a;few?of the best lots left: :.: J
;™ j
iSITIONSDFISRSi^OTJr THE FINEST AND SAFEST INVESTMENT j .
'"' Call „ for" free excursion tickets ;or /< booklet * descriptive of this beau- 111 1
j^\NiCP BROPHY r ll2BC^arySt. Near Van Ness Aye |
confident of his Ignorance on that sub
ject because whatever he knew he- told
her' and •: he : had never " spoken of- the
danger of charged "wires. v ; The - testi
mony l.wai'-, objected-. to- on ; the • ground
that It, was heresay.) and, it 'was shown
by .'thei witnesses; for. the! defense that
yonnc Sne*d was familiar with electric
motors. The ; mother's ; testimony, was
allowed to ?go t on , by. the trial
Judgre. and Justice Shaw and his col
leaguea are of the opinion that on that
ground '! the 'electric company, is entitled
to ; a*, new trial." A *mother; is not .the
keeper of her son's knowledge, says the
opinion^ In; effect.-; . v ,
CORPORATIONS - MUST PAY.
SACRAMENTO. . Saot. , . 20.— Governor
Pardeo Issued a proclamation •: today
warning: all corporations 'which do not
pay ; by, November l3thejs2o^corporatlon
tax, 5 together 'with tthelflne^of; |10 ; for*
delinquency f from -September' 1, •' that
they -.will", forfeit their Jrigrht; to do'.buil
ness i mv this f State. J \u25a0 Secretary , 'of ? State
Curry reports, to the' Governor that 4000
corporations are delinquent, the aggre
gate ; amount of \u25a0 delinquencies ; and pen
altles ; being C $120,000;, >
FOR3AICES* ROBES OF CLEBGV *
- "-* FOR COMMERCIAL PURSUIT
Rev. C. S. Fnclcrathall Kentsitm aa Rec
tor of Churches in Saa Lnl*
.- \u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0»» .. -Oblapo' County.
S.VX LUIS OBI3PO, Sept. 20.-ißeVer
end ;C- S. 'Fackenthall. . rector of St.
Stephen's Church in this city, and of St.
Barnabas. Arroyo . Grande, \u25a0 has,: decided
to discard "' the . ministerial s robes ant
enter commercial life. He has ..10K
fled Bishop Nichols to send a supply by
the first' of October.
Mr. : Fackenthall, who Is well known
along the 'Pacific .Coast. * I*lll endeavor
to interest ' Eastern capital to" Invest jtn
this section of California and. will start
in business as f soon as his mlnlsterl«U
duties caaoe.
NEGRO ; PUT TO DELVTH,
COLUMBUS. ..Ohio. Sept. 20— Butler
Stiles. * the .-negrro' convict -who.': killed
Guard* H.'Moorehead in an attempt "to
escape: from the \u25a0 Ohio '\u25a0 penitentiary on
December 31, 1903, was electrocuted In
the prison annex a ; few minutes paat
mldnisht.
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