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Little Pete Aided by Our
; V- Congress.
A Hundred Chinese Laborers on
; the Gaelic
:'■.• .
They Land Under a Special Act. |
Presumably to Help the Mid
winter Fair.
-. To-day or to-morrow 103 Chinese will be
Jaade.fi in this city from the 6ieainship
Gaelic, which arrived in port on Sunday
last.- The Chinese have. been sent here
ostensibly to aid in conducting the Chinese
exhibit at the Midwinter Fair. They en
ter this country undT a special »ct of
Congress passed to aid the World's Fair
and extended to benefit the. Midwinter hx
■ position. By the terms of tl.is resolution
of. Congress each and every Chinese landed
here to take i>art iv the Chinese exhibit at
the Midwinter Fair is to return home to
.China «s .soon as the fair is over. Such
were the provisions of the resolution un
der which, the Chinese for the World's
Fair at Chicago were landed. •
Collector Wise has no option. He must
land the people on the Gaelic as he landed
those who came here mouths ago bound
for Chicago, because they bear certificates
hich rest upon the "powers that be" in
Washington. But Collector Wise knows,
nsdoeg every one else who has followed
the work of tbe Chinese in their efforts to
. break down the laws of this country ex
cluding the race, that not one in twenty of
the Chinese landed here for. the alleged
purpose of assisting in the Chinese exhibit
at the Midwinter Fair will ever return
Months ago The Call ascertained and
published to the world the fact that of the
hundreds, of Chinese landed at various
times as actors, acrobats, lea merchants,
expert clerks, eic, for the C lumbian Ex
. po.si;ion, or World's Fair.. in Chicago less
than forty were in active service during
ti:e fair in that city. The truth is that the
men. who sen; to China for the actor>,
kcrobats, etc., were compelled to employ
Chinese who had b*en in this country for
years in order to give any exhibition, Chi
nese imported for show purposes having
run: away almost as fast as they were
.; i.Xow comes another proposition to land
..20& more Chinese for the purposes of Ihe
exhibit /at the Midwinter Fair on exactly
; .the same terms. To start with, tfie nian
. -iyho comes- on the Gaelic with the first
'.- ' .-•rojitilii'u-ijient of Mid wiuter Fair Chinese—
;'. i<]3 Dumber— is im less a personage than
■■ . Ch.nng.Yin2, a cou6in of the notorious Lit
- . tte Pete of Chinatown. It has been openly
". statevt at ttie Custom-house in tnis city by
•One. of the white men who was interested
■ ..jn. bringing the Chinese 'ere for ttie
-.'.- World's Fair that £200,000 was made by
the Chinese lv Pekin and Canton who got
I together anil Bbipped that consignment of
, Dieß. In other words, every Chinese who
; . landed here bound for the Columbian
Exposition under ttie act of Congress
■ providing . for their landing without
• -. certificate?, examination or anything else
•" in" the wa.y of safeguards, paid ana paid
\ well .for that nrrviie^e in China before
■he or she started. The fact that Little
•'■' I'ete, who has been kuown here for years
. as the .bead and front of almost every
cropked piece of work of any magnitude
In which the Chinese have engaged, is en
• cineering the importation of the Midwinter
Fair/Chinese, is alone enough to make the
cu'sWobb officers certain that a repetition
of the World's Fair business is intended.
The customs officials believe that of the
Chinese landed here for the Midwinter
Fair. -exhibit hot one will return. They
.', rielieye, as was the case in Chicago, that
/ vtbe Chinese brought here ostensibly for
• r.lio:W. purposes will never serve a day in
.Sunset City, and they also believe that
Li ttie IVte or his agents or his cousins in
.' .-China have' collected from every one of the
'..Chinese brought here for the tair a fee
before /they embarked in China, which
: .was in payment for securing them the
'. right -to. land in the United States without
■ question or. hindrance.
: '.■•...■ Although satisfied of thi<, the cu«toms
r'.officlajs, from Collector Wise on down, are
.'. ppw«rless to prevent the landing of the 103
. ' .;C.hin«se. now on the Gaelic. Congre&a has
; -"■•. enrd-they. should laud, and the customs
■ fVfficersmust have them ashore to-day or
• 'Jq-hjorlrow. The next ship from China
; •' xv;U bring ninety more Midwinter Fair
• • ■C.hrne«e, and they, too. will be landed.
: "When the fair is over ttie 193 peoide are
: . . Kiipposed, by the act of Congress to walk
..' d<)w.a to the dock and hoard a ship and go
....back 'home* So far as is known, not a
• ; Kin(jle man of the Chinese contingent
:'. •" brought here for the World's Fair at
-Chicago has gone home, ana there is
: -. : eriity -rea«on to suppose that the members
of Little Pete's importation will likewie-e
■'} fake.- their. Tim« in returnine.
■"'■' : Ye<ter(i.av Collector Wise, Surveyor of
: tha Port Enelisb and his chief deputy,
. . . Kuddell, inspected the Midwinter
H .Fair consisznment of Chinese on boaid the
' '..Gaelic. What Rudd«ll does not know
. 4tbb.ut Chinese is not worth knowing, and
•-.'.when he said. "I'm satisfied, Mr. Col
■. ■ lector, all these people have come here to
' Btay," the Collector swore in pure "Kain
-•;■ tnok" for a minute and then snid, "But,
. . Siiirimy, what can 1 do? Congress lias
■ . p.aidrttey can come in. and even if Little
. TetH is bringing 'em over, what cao we
■■ 'do?"
". Sammy shook hi 3 head, and to-day Little
' Pete'simmigrants will be landed high and
. dry in the earthly paradise of the Chinese,
".-•toe United States. By and by th^y will
comply with the McCreary act just to save
; . "trouble, and ineauwh.l- Lltile Pete grows
rjch.er and richer every d<ty.
the Blythe Appeal Case
Set for Hearing.
. No Continuance Will Be Permitted
■ . . by the Supreme Court—Affida
' . • vits of Hart and Bates.
The Supreme Court has overruled the motion
of Attorney G. \v. lowle, representing the
' . . Elythe company, for a continuance of the ao
r-eal from Judc< Cofley's decision ol tbe IDyitie
" case tn favor oi Florence Blythe-Hinckley.
Mr. Towle's argument was in itippori of the
- otaternenis contained in liis affidavit, filed De
cember 23, 1893. Therein be asserted Uiat |
• ' Attorney-Geiieial W. H. H. Hart, one of coun
.; fe\ for. Florence, bad borrowed §5000 from
. Georee E. Bates, a other-in-law of Chief Jus
.• ttce-Bealty, on an arrangement wbereby Bates
was to leceiveaperceniaceon what Ilart would
get out of the case fl Florence Blyihe were
• . successful. It was claimed that tlie whole was
• a- scluine to influence Ibe miud of tbe Chief
.' Justice of tlie Suureine Court.
... Towle claimed that as Chief Justice IJealty
• was. tnus iuterested In the cas» the heanug
• . " -sjiould ' be continuea until his disqualification
'.' "-was removed. However, hW motion was
• . at once overrulPd. Another motion was then
. ■■ made lor a contluuance until the depositions of
Hart and Bates could be obtained. Tnis mo
" "tion was also overrul- and the hearlnj; of the
' . iapiieal was peremptorily set for Januaiy 12.
• • : The affidavits of Attorney- General Hart and
: 'George K. Hatps In reply to G. W. Towle were
filed y-Merduy. Hart deuoses tnat on April
■•. -11, 1890, he borrowed $5000 from George K.
- ' Bates for personal needs aud current expense*.
. " For- this money he signed a pionn»sory note
. aud by way c! cousideiatiou a contract was
drawn up between the partiei. Bates was to
receive one tenth of such moneys as would
come to Hait from the Hlytius case, hinging, of
coursi-, upon the success Of Florence Blythe.
At that time Hart had no knowledge of any
relationship exiting between Bates and
Chief Justice Beatty. Aud, besides, at that
time the Chief Justice's term of office expired
.1 muary 5, 1891, and some one else might have
been elected to Micceed him.
Ihe affidavit of Geoige E. Bates corroborates
the statements made by the Attornt-y-Ueneral.
Bates si eaus Ol the contract ana states that for
better convenience and security it was executed
in triplicate. At thai time the deponent is cou
ndent that H«n bad no knowledge of his (tut?
uej.onent's) iehrti<'ii>liiptoCliief Justice Heatty.
He Appoints an Interpreter With
out Authority.
Some time nno Judge Campbell fined the
n.iiian Interpreter of his couit, Andiew Glover,
$10 for contempt. The Judge said he would
remit the line it cilover wmild apologize, but the
latter lefti*. d io no so, saying that he had not
done auytblpg wrong. Judjre Campbell men
went to Auditor litoderic- and endeavored to
Induce that official t<> hold out $10 out of
Glover's wniiani. Auditoi Bioilerlck promrtly
lefused to do ;niy snoli t tune. Judne Campbell
iiiirhrr complicated matters by discharging
Glover from hi* position as Interpreter and ap
appoiutine another to bis place. Where lie c>i
the auilioi iiy to do this nobody can ieain, as the
law vests tbe :ipi>oiii'nient In the Mayor, the
J'residinj: .Indue of (he Supei tor Court and tlie
Presiding Juage of the I'olice Court.
The other two hearing the appointing power
will probably demand an explanation from
Judge Campbell.
I To Be Furnished Work at
j It Is to Be Done in the Park and the
Wages Will Be One Dollar
a Day.
ActioD looking to the relief of the unem
ployed was taken yesteraay by t!ie executive
coirmittee appointed by Isaac Ilecht at its ex
ecutive srssiou Id Hie rooms of tlie .verehants'
i Club.
David Bush was elected chairman and tbe
committee proceeded to busiue«s at once.
Messrs. Daniel and Davies, reDresentatlves of
the unemployed, and who had charge of the
registration, were present. There was una
nimity of sentiment that the funds obtained for
relief purposes should be expended at (iolden
(Jate lark, under tlvf supervision of the Park
Commissioners, and that the wages should be
.*i a day. Tbe principal reason tor fixing tne
wages at this figure was that it would at least
keep tlie wolf away from the door; that 1
: would enable the committee to cive wcrk to a
■ largei u umber of meu than if hlehei wages were
paid; ti.;ti it would prevent a large influx of
i unemployed from other districts, and that there
, would l>e no inducement for any man to work
(or ihe committee if he could tr«t a l>etter posi
tion. It is doped that arrangements may he
: completed so that work may be commenced to
i morrow morning. Those anxious to po to
i work xlmuM apply at the Meichauis' Exchange
; alter " o'clock this afternoon.
To facilitate collections trie city wasdtvided
Into twelve districts aud committees appointed
to solicit subscriptions to the fund asfollows:
Kir-; district, bounded by Market. First •■id the
bay— Sidney M. Smith, John V. Merrill and George
\V. Gibbs.
Second district, bounded by Market, First, the
bay and rnurtti— M. 1". Joui-a. Hubert Watt and
Horace Davit
Tnird district, bounded hy Market, Fourth and
'-. all west and south thereof— David Busb, Josepti
I Ciilleran ana B. K. Eimes.
t irt'i district, bounded by Market. Front and
tbe b iy — Waiter Castle. William Ha is and Samuel
i loster.
bittn district. botiDded by Market, Front, the
tiav aod >au-iome— tlugb Ciaig, Adam (jrant aud
1.-v, Strains.
Sixth district, bounded by Market, S.msome, the
bay aid Stockton— W. M. Banker. W. a. Hooper
and S. 11. Sermonr.
Seventh district, north of Powell and west of
Stockton — Key. Georce Montgomery, E. B. l*ond,
J. .1. O'llrlen and P. J. White.
Eichth distric t, tbe railroads (horse, cable, elec
tric and steam)— John I). Spreckels. H. K. Hunt
lugtou. Colonel r. K. Crocker and A. W. Foster.
>:nth district. Clearing-hou*e Association —
Wtliiam Babcock, P. Lllienthal and A. Scrlvner.
Teutli district, savings lianks, fire, life and tna
rinn Insurance companies— Lovell White, W. .1.
Duttoo and A B. Foroes.
Eleventh district. Produce 'Exchange, Stock
Exchange, stock and Bond Kxchauge and Bar As
' sociatlon— C 15. .Stone, <". s. Laumelster. J. M.
I Sliotwell and K. E. Taylor.
Twelfth district. City. Btate and Federal De
partment* — 1.. K.Eiiert, Chief Crowley,
Collector John H. Wise.
Other special interests were left to the chair
man and secretary of the committee. The
secretary was instructed to prepare collection
hooks to be placed in the bands of tbese com
mittees. No subscriptions should be paid to
any one soliciting without written authority
siened by president and «<-creiary.
It was'also further emphatically ordered that
married men, who are permanent residents of
tnis city, should have the preference, Mnple
men aud permanent residents of this city
coming next.
The register of the unemployed, containing
about 2500 names, wiil undergo a careful
scrutiny. Tbe names of al/out 500 married
men— tho«e who are believed to be most iv need
of work— will be selected immediately. ihe
men so drafted will receive tickets this after
noon at 1 o'clock at the Merchants' Exchange.
At the close ot the day each woiker will re
ceive liis dollar Xioni the cashier on tbe
I):mi3l Meyer, treasurer of th^ relief com
rnltiee. has received the following sum* from
the contributors named: K. X. Allen & Co.,
525; Al Hayman. S6O0; Murphy, G<ant <* Co.,
$500; Levt. Straus^&Co., $600; Daniel Meyer,
SL'OO; \l. Ilelier & Sons. $50; John Kenifield
& Co., SSO; Judge J. M. Seawell, $25: William
K. Brown, $200; 8. VV. Ko»enstocK, $100; s. P.
DinkelSDtel & Co.. $20; K. It. Tavlor. $60; W.
E. Brown, £000: m. Heller. $60, making a
total on hand of $2850.
The total amount subscribed at the close of
last Friday's meeting was §14,100.
Police Contribution.
The officers and patrolmen of the Police De
partment contributed their mite toward the
relief of tbe unemployed yesterday. The Cbief
cave £20, the sergeants $3 25 aud tbe pauol
men $2 £>v each.
John S. Hittell Elected a Trustee to
Succeed Sawyer..
The Free Library trustees last evening abol
ished the brass checK system, which will do
away wish a dooi keeper, and a committee was
instructed to tit uu the former quarters or the
Street Superintendent as a newipaner-roorn.
'I lie matter of foi mttip a new entrance Into the
library from the floor of the City Hiill
m« laid over for futuie consideration.
Th<- otter of Judge W. W. Morrow to donate
to the library a centennial map of the United
State! was accepted with a vote of th d»s.
Mi« 3 Anna Sawyer, daughter of E. I). Saw
y r, was appointed an extra assistant at tbe
counter to servo when in-eded. - • : ;
The j.iuitress of branch 4 at Point Lobos was
suspended for alleged insubordination and
Mrs. Folter appointed to take her place till the
charge leceives fintlier investigation.
'1 he tiu-i«"< then went into executive ses
sion and elected John 8. Hittell to fill the va
cancy caused by ihc leMguailou of K. D.
Richmond Sewer.
General Bugei of the Frefcldlo addressed an
other communication to Mayor Elleit yesterday
011 the subject of the Iticutiiond-sewer outlet,
ile called attention to » threatened overflow of
the sewage on the reservation. sine; Miiieiln
leoaent acU«*i«ou answered the eounßODlcatlou
and informed Geueial Kuger that he had every
reasou to believe that rue contractor who had
the contract for the outlet would soon com
mence work.
[ Dyspepsia is stealing the roses from many 1
, ladies' cheeks, and making many men's 1
t faces blanch. : '■ ]
PB M ■ (T^ wlllarre«ltheriucal,{
ll^H I Si nnd re-tore health,
, ■ B BBlnS3'«# vliror find color; thryi
, will cure .Sick Ileadache, acting li/fel
1 a riwrm oa the Stomach, JMver nnd J
! .'i'.Ur.cvJ- Price 85 cent* a box. \
', Covered nith B Taxtelesg and Soluble Coating. 1
> New York Depot, 365 Canal St. ]
Dr. Cogswell's Statue
By a Silent Gang of Hoodlum j
Claims the Doctor's Gifts Have Not
Been Properly Appreciated by
the Public.
Some iconoclastic spirits, probably made
bold by too fieely indulging in the con
vivialities of New Year's day, found vent
for their destructive proclivities in the
Miiall hours of the morning yesterday.
With the greatest deliberation, apparently,
a rope was coiled around the mock pre- '
sentment of Dr. Cogswell and with a j
strong pull, and all together, he was toppled
from bis fountain pedestal at the Junction
of California and Market streets.
The coil of stout rope, which was found
lying amid the debris of the broken
figure, has been removed, but no one tins
deemed it worth! while taking charge of
the figure itseif. Lying in the bath of
mud it presented a sorry spectacle yester
day. The crown of the head had been
cracked off and both arms and legs had
been separated from the trunk.
The. scene of the outrage is usually de
serted at night, and no one professes to
have knowledge of tbe perpetrators of the
outrage. The watchmen in the vicinity,
who mitflu have been expected to know
how and when the aflair happened, allege
their ignorance. It seems diUk-uit to un
dets'and how a band of hoodlums could
carry out their plan without attracting
some attention, but they evidently did.
and in ensequence the police have made
no arrests.
Attorney \V. T. Baggiett, who has lately
represented Dr. Cognwell as his leyal
adviser, exDressed his surprise at the
matter being taken so philosophically by
tbe public.
"There are two ways of viewing the
matter," lie remarked, "first as an offense
against the city aud airaiu a 9 a slight and
reflection on Dr. Ci^well. ' Boppow
every one will agree that the miscreant*
who destroyed the figure surmounting the
fountain ought, if caught, to be severely
Dunish«d. It is juu possible, howeTcr,
that on account of the Identity of the
persona^ whom the figure represented
nn very strenuous efforts will be made
to track down the offenders.
"Dr. 'Joes well is a belierer in temper
ance and practices what he preaches.
Like Lick, Cooper, Peabndy and a host of
other philanthropists, he hits desired to be
identified with the work of encouraging
temperance principles by the erection of
these drinking-fountains. and it is difficult
to imagine any objection to such an idea
on his part. If the figure in any way de
tracted from the utility of the gift there
might be room for cavil. The doctor donated
the fountain with goodwill to the people,
and although, in all, he has erected about
twenty-five fountaius in different cities of
the United Slates, only in ban Francisco
has he been made the more or less con
stant butt of people who know li ; tie er
» ahing regarding the aims be has bad in
"In Dps Moines he dedicated a fountain to
the beroic Kate Shelley and in New York,
where a society exists for the purpose of
(Jisiensiuc iced water in the summer
months free to tht; poor, his Rift was
highly appreciated. Brooklyn. Washing
ton, Fall River, Rochester, St. Joseph,
Portsmouth. Onto, Kockville. Conn., Buffalo
and San Jose all hare drinking fountains
donated by the doctor, and I have yet to
learn that tbay have outraged the old prov
ed) whicli says you must not "Look a
gift horse in the mouth."
J. H. Culver, secretary of the Mechanic?'
Institute, upon being asked for his opinion
as to the destruction wrought on the foun
tain, said :
"Well, 1 imagine that a loop time ago
some one remarked that a prophet is not
without honor save among his own kins
folk and relations. Somehow or other
Dr. Cogswell has been made to appeal be
fore the public in an odious light, when he
has simply been fiehung for wh..t was
right and just. There ar« few, it seems to
me, that know what he really has done for
the city. The college which he gave to the
poor children has an endowment having a
prosuective value of at least $1,000,000. Of
course it is tangled up, but gradually mat
ters are being straightened out. He was
one of the pioneers and has been identified
with many works of improvement tending
to benefit and enrich ihe city aud State. It
he has closely identified himself with the
temperance cans*, where is the disgrace of
that? True, asdriukinu fountains increase
beer halls may naturally be supposed to
decline and shut their door*, but I think
in thin city we can afford to witness th« re
duction of saloons with equanimity. T: ere
will be Plenty left to meet the wants of
the multitude."
The doctor was not aware of what had
nappened to his gift t<> tbe ctv until in
formed by « Cai.i, rt-Dorter. He received
thenewsof hisdownfall— that is. the down
full of his castiroD representative, very
"I am not very much surprised." said he.
"form anduut of season it seems as ii 1
roust be maligned and my niotivi-s im
|niK(i''d. They say I'm a temperance
crank. I'm uot. I'm not identified with
any temperance Society or organization,
but I do believe in it, and furthermore 1
do not believe in people being compelled,
whether they wish It or not. to go into a
saloon to slake their thirst. In every city
of the Old WOl Id I saw fountains dotted
about, and particularly to the poor I be
lieve ihttin to be a necessity. I have tred
to benefit the city and tbe class in which I
am particularly interested — tb« very poor.
My efforts nave been crippled, however,
more or loss, because 1 would not and will
not placate those wjio have a 'pull.'
As an instance: Wheu I returned
from Europe many years ago I
built a working women's home at the cor
ner of Broadway and Ohio streets. 1 in
tended that it should be run on a similar
plan to other institutions of like character
which I had seen abroad. Kalloch was
Mayor of the city theu and he and his
friends encouraged me in the scheme. I
had furniture expressly made for the
building, but from that day to this tl>«
building has never beeu occupied. Why?
Because the city would not run the home,
that's why. In the same way 1 offered to
donate three 100-vara lot-, unded by
fcsixtb, Seveutb, Townsend and Berry
streets, if other citizens would pat up
some kind of ai. institution which would
tuke the younK hoodlums off the streets,
nnd offered further to Eive a subscription
equal to the total amount of IDODCf col
lected. The scheme came to nonhini!. but
those vara lots are rented to-day for 520.000
a year."
Dr. Cogswell proceeded to tell of other
enterprijes which he started or to whicli
be had given encouragement.
Officer Holland, who was stationer! Nt
California and Market streets yesterday,
upon beini; asked if anything was known
regarding the image-breakers, was ■■
phatic in his denunciation :
"If I knew I'd shoot them on sight."
"Do you know," he continued, "on lh»
sunny days I've seen crowds of vnunc*t«ir*
crowding around that fountain, and Ihi
lower basin for the dogs was just as well
patronized. Even the birds, iti tho curly
morning, would come down aud drink."
"Well, but the old doctor's a crank, they
say, and tho potmetal lignrp wasn't an or
nampnt?" to draw out the officer
Officer Holland exploded. "Kverv tnnn
has his peculiarities. The old doctor g»v«
the drinking-founlains to the rity, itnd it
was a good thing, too. Water is good on
a sweltering hot day. The children, (Jod
bless them, kr.ow that well enough."
The Pavilion to Bs Fitted as a
The Mechanics' Pavilion is to be turned into
a huge skating rink by the company formed for
the |>urpo«e.
Last evening tbe board of trustees of the Me
chanics' Institute discussed the terms of the
lease of tbe Pavilion to the Natural Ice Rink
Company. The leane as drawn up by tbe instl
tute's legal adviser made it IncumbeDt on tlie
lessee to deposit $2500 as security for the
meeting of its obligations In the way of rent,
etc. ro tills locKinc up of money tlie lessees
objected, and certain members of the 'id
Mi-taineil nils position, ihliiKiuc sucb action
unfair. Alter a prolonced discussion it was
decided to make no change as to the security
'I lie lea<e will extend from the 15th in*t. for
rlx mouths, i!;e lenial for the term being
99000, the Rink Comiany at tl:e exMiatlon ol
ilia' time to have the option of contttiuinc the
lease for another six monthii, it ii hi cboose, at
the reduced rental <>l (1200 a month. As the
institute will not be able to hold a fair this
fall the leaslOK of tlie property thus advan
tageously may oe considered a good stroke of
The following gentlemen have been placed in
nomination for trustees: K. Kendrlck, A. Hal
lidle, ii. I. Bnoh, C. E. Hooter, G. turanilim.
11. itoot, K. C. ISurr. W. ,1. Cuthbert«on, Mars,
•leu Hanson, I*. J. Healy, J. Leggelt, \Y. P.
Stoat aud 1.. E. Pbllitpa.
A. VV. Stock, one of the board or trustees,
sent in a letter last evening tenderlnc hi* re-M:;
--nation, a«;«iKnliif: a« rea«on for «ut'ti action a
press of bosiness. Itwa* decided, out of com-
I'liment io Mr. StocK, Tvho has been an earue»t
worker in tno board, to refuse to accept his
Duriui: December tlie receipts, as shown in
tbe treasurer's report, .mounted to f +■*<',»:! 79.
aud the disbursements to $4242 03. There U
now on hand to the credit of tlie institute tlie
sum of $8706 35.
Railroad Extension in the
The San Francisco and North Pacific
Interested in the Fort Bragg B j|.
road and Coal Schemes.
The Fort Krapi: railroad scheme Is develop
ing Into lnteie-ti.it; proportion. It Is stated
on good authority that President Foster of the
San Francisco and Noith Pacific Railroad bas
UDder serious consideration co-operation or
amalgamation with the new Mendocino County
railroad scheme. Under this plan the San Fran
cisco and Noith Pacific Kaiiroad would be ex
tended from Ukiah to Eureka. There is at
present a ro id twenty-five miles In leneth from
L'ureka southward, and the new road would
connect with this. The citizens of Hnmboldt
County are greatly Interested. The ncheme is
not new and surveys have already been made
from Eureka to Dklab.
The cost of construction of this road has been
estimated at $4,000,000. Humboldt County
alone has oftereil a bonus of f260,000.
The scheme icm> largely on the result of the
negotiations which are belleveu to be in prog
ress between the Fort Bragg Lumber Company
and the San Francisco and Noi tli Pacific Ptail
roart . The railroaa is anxious to carry the
product of the Round Valley coal fields to S;in
Fianclsco and also Into ihe Sacramenio Valley.
Jt can also oiler to put the redwood of the
Fort Bragg company in San Francisco as
cheaply as can me schooners. As ndwood
loses some of Its value for each time It Is han
dled, mis offer of the iailroad company is to be
considered, as the lumber-cars could be run
direct fiom Fort Bragg to San Francisco.
These aie the elements which explain the ex
.traordtnary interest of the San Francisco and
North Pacific liailroad In tne Fort Btagg rail
road, that Is to say in lumber and in coal fields.
In the meantime the greatest possible inter
est has been manifest In Mendoclno and
Humboldt couniies by the plans, now almost
consummated, which were publtshed In Tiik
Call, of last Sunday.
It means a grand, glorious thing for that por
tion of Northern California— the development
and settlement of some of the finest grazing
and fruit lands of the State.
Joy's Sarsaparilla
** face and body, as ail the potash naniaparllias
do. Thn reason for this is that Joy's is purely
vegetable ami Is laxative in its efforts, which car-
ries tbe Impurities <,r the blood throuzh the nat-
ural channel* and corrects the tendencies of con-
stipation and rtomach derangements, which In-
evitably brine ikDout bilious disorders, dyspepsia
and indigestion.
POTASH is used i.y physicians tor KOF-
VUA and is too powerful a remedy for an or-
dinary alterative for purifying Ihe blood. Bear
this iv mind and ask for
J|f|W J Vegetable
HI %$ Sarsaparilla
And Insist upon getting tt. For sale by all drug.
gists. jyleodtt
-A MoDfii<r* DorARTM£N TStOR
A *»!•• piililia •ititMtljr illiwirm MM truth. The
ahliMiilit'iiiiiuiii. ..i ...i.
And 1i,.. 1.. . M<nf ** |M Rnlttß to l»t if" '•!
MOFtlt tit )>i«fHmMtllM i| iiii»if>tMi nl pi M•*
t.ii.iuiil util n.b HI) III |M |t» mow'h. W* <■*•■■• i lrl(l».
Wllril WrO ..< • 1 I.I..!; tr <• |fi#»fa »t. 'I .... <• l»«" i nt '""
•if iiniiol {„. , M.I, t.,^lr>.< . i,i. iiolm („,,,.., ..Urn VV«
• B inlliji. ll.Ul |,| ,nl,h ».|,|., «,,r| fnoqll (O l 1» Itll?
im.i I In.. t.ui. in)) i.i.i „,., i.,[. Ihi h.|..|, |i| i(»« 1, .1 •nri-
UUI lib IHI i ii }mi 1.. i f ■ „*.- . « til- |.i . nil- •> lii
Imy liuur'li Hi« 1k,.« j.i l«n» ft.*i»i, If , .... wmit l»
a ... I. .1, I 1..
Worth ol (Intnl. lolncolil nt riiluoiu prICQS.
Every Dres* (luoil« ■■■•I hllk Itoinnarit 111 our
(tore eoes on our Itrmnalii l«).;o I. ilajr, no
matter what bu BM* tim tt« oi **lv«, it'«
It's worth your wtiiiniio mole* an «--•»» I jr lnn|i<r
tlon of our KI.MNANIS. mul Cllll <ml tii«.
cbolce leuptiis mid eolori Tb«f i;iiik« la
value from 75c io y- s(> • ynr<l.
30 Inches wide, all wool, full line or color*.
Tba greatest value ever sold.
All wool, 38 ltichrs wide, toe n«w FANCY
Ml AUK. You can't buy UiPm elsewhere under
60c a varii.
l : /a yards wide, all wool, all shades, new
rouirs. Vf c always sold this Quality al 75c a
Inches wide— were $1 -5 a yard.
IMi yards wide, all shades. This is the finest
cloth sold in tbls city even at $i 50 a yard.
A choice barcalu. All our novelty SDIT
PATTERNS, lormeriv sold at .f 10, now $5
PATTERNS, exclusive svyles. that we have
Bold at $17 50 aad *Ji> a pattern, now $9 'Jo.
22 Inches wide all sl!k. sort finish, was 50c a
22 Inches wide, extra quality, always sold at
All this season's goods, handsome designs,
worth up to $i 5U ■ yard.
These are the highest grades or novelr'«s.
Kninlsite colorings, tancy elfect. 'ii Inches
wide, was $1 75 a yard.
Market, Taylor and Golden Gate Aye.
Election at the Academy
of Sciences.
In a Close Vote Recording Secretary
J. R. Scupham Gives Way to
Charles G. Yale.
The polls at the annual election of the Cali
fornia Academy of Scieuces closed last evening
at 6 o'clock, after having beeu ODen all day.
Shoitly afterward tlie judges, Theodore H.
Htaell and C. EL Clark, and the inspectors,
Alice Eastwood and Gnstav Elsen, aunounced
the lesult as follows: H. \V. Harkness, presi
dent; H. H. Behr. first vice-president; J. G.
Cooper, second vice-president; George A.
Moore, coriesponding secretary; Charles G.
Yale, recoiding secretary; L. H. Fcote, treas
urt-r; Carlos Troyer, libraiian; J. Z. Davis, di
rector of museum. Trustees— W. c. Burnett,
Charles F. Crocker, D. E. liaye*. E. J. Molera.
GeoreeC. Perkins, Adolph Sutro, Johu Taylor.
This me;int the election of the regular ticket.
with the exception of its nominee for recording
secretary. J. R. Scupham, whose place Is taken
by the refonneis' candidate, Charles G. Ya'e.
The vote was close, being Scupham 51 and
I Yale f>B. The ceneral view taken ol the Scup-
I hum matter was a business one, to the effect
that his use ot the academy as a business au
die«s was out of order.
The total vote was 112. and th<« remaining
I candidates, wltu the exception of Benr, Cooper,
Foote aud the trustees, who were on both
tickets, about 'divided it in some instances.
Thus the voie whs for president: Harkness
05, Davidson 43; corresponding secietaiy,
Moore 69, Biandegee 50; librarian, Troyer 59,
K»-elfr 50; duector of must-urn, Davis 59, Bry
an i 53.
The result was afterward announced a\ the
annual and semi-monthly meeiing held In the
assembly hall by the president, twenty mem
bers being present. Applications for member
ship were read from Dr. Oliver P. Jenkins ot
Palo Alto and .lohn Van Denberg of the same,
piopo-ed by David 8. Jordan.
The president read his annual report, com
plimenting the various officers on their work
and expiessiiig content with the steady growth
and good prospects of the academy. Among
other things expected In the forthcoming pro
ceeding*" of the society were papers by Pro
fessor Geome Marx on California spiders; Pro
ressnr Pnlllp P.iCalverton California Libellula;
Professor \V. J. Fox, wasps of Lower Cali
fornia; Professor H. B. Ward, hair worms;
Dr. Harold Schiotl. California and Lower
Callfornla Colembola and Trysauura; Dr.
George H. Horn. Coleoptera of Lower Cali
fornia, Professor Ivler Townsend. ('. H.,
Lower California Dipt<*ra; Uhler P. K. Pro
febsor, Baltimore Hemisphera; Professor K. 1.
Pocock. Londou, Lower CaitlornU Myriopods;
Lawrence Bonuer, grasshoppers; w. J. Fox.
Mexican Hymenoptera; Theodore Peruande,
collection of Formecidce from Lower California
aud Sonora, Mexico ;\V. K. Kilter. Tunicata ot
the Pacific Coasc of North America; Mrs. K.
Brantteg»*«». revision of Ceauoitius: Uustav
Elsen. California Endriitdfu; Alice Eastwood,
ou the genus Allium; Dr. J.G. Cooper, Mol
| lusca of Lower California. The museum ex
pects to acquire the skeleton of an Arctic
| whale.
Miss Alice Eastwood reported 10,000 species
of flora in the herbarium fiom all pai ts of the
world, mucn earnest worn accomplished aud
i crowing Interest In it expressed by the public.
One of thrt offshoots had been the organiza
tion of a Botanical Club with 170 members.
The treasurer reDorted that the receipts
amounted to $28,921 54 and the disbursements
to $18,451 S:J, leaving a sain of $10,470 02 for
the year.
; ■ •■• ,■,' >• ■ • — — •
Masonic Hail Association.
The aunual meeting of ihe Masonic Hall As
sociation was held yesterday afteruoou in the
temple on Post street. Especial iuterest was
associated with trie meeting because of j tie
fact that it was to determine upon toe enlarge
! nient and Improvement of the building, which
had beeu in contemplation for some tune. It
was expected that the association would ilecldo
to add one story to the present structure iv
order to accommodate more outside orgauiza
Hods than now have access to the balls. But
much opposition to luesbeme was developed id
Onr Great Dissolntion Sale
llai two objects In view. They both necessitate
tin- unloading ol meici.andise. Firstly, we navel
»'i Immense >in"ij;it of money to pay within agiven
tun* <m nrcouiit of a change In ownership.
h«c<jfidlv. we b;iv« determined to rlevate the lone
"' '"' r l/n»Uir«i. in tl.« future we will carry <uly
•in t, Hooil* a , are used by Ul( , lllie and medium
elnM««. Wf, W |n devote ourselves to t li« chntce
v»rl« (I«S or •verythtDg In Hie way of per.ii.fnal
»ii«l lii»me /iiriiliirilnKS., 1 h* best will be noui too
(food In I.l'irr to nttaln bothends we must rid
our»«lv«» <-.' tde treaesdoai stock on hand. Be
Worth of Goods Will Be Actually
Thrown Away.
750 aieees INIiIUO BLUE ami nuvft-tt
I'lll.NTH, nil fanl. rnii.ru aii'l b»*t ttandard
t»nitnln, worth K»/;i« »nd '■'> ■<■ yard.
Our nl Irn tiork, d»rK arid Itgbt effects, f!n»st
qttaittv. sol printed, otil iroren, patterns, !
worth i ■,:'... i ari'i Xr>o h yard.
f>onbl<vfold wuli fnbiie, dark, floral elTecti, '
w»s 30 n yard.
■•' i jrardi wl'ln, double bnd width, best qual-
Ity, r»rmer prlee 97^sc»yard.
I'relt) »tnr»p'i pattertii, tor oitiier wrapper and ■
hlrt use; man} were snld at 50c a yard.
i i.-.r urn iti« Kennloc Frencli Danoelc, In ele-
cant ebotee patterna, such ai you usually pay
YARD-'w'idVh'uSLlN, 6;; c A YARD.
one i.r the bee) standard brands, i«rt finish
for the Dtedle, do dressing same ai Is usually
sold for 10c a yard.
In black, blue or browu, sizes tji/i to 6%:
were 75c eai li
Made nf blue or brown twilled flannel, asses 4
to 13 years; were 75c ear'i.
Made of the best quality of Onion casslmere,
neatly made, darit effects; were $.'i 50 a suit.
Extra quality all-wool casslineres and Scotch j
cheviot suits, serviceable effects, ages 4 to 14
years; were .f4 50.
Double-breasted style, flannel lined, neat de- .
slgua, aces 3 to 13 years: were $4.
All-wool, fleece lined, handsomely braided i
with silk braid, very nobby styles, ages 3 to 6 j
years; were $t> each.
Ladies' 12V2C Hemstitched. Fancy Kor- re
dered O
Ladles' '25c Hemstitched, Silk Handker-l/iC
chiefs LU
Gents' 15c Hemstitched, Plain White Hand-;/«j<"
kerchiefs U4
Gents' 25c Hemstitched, Fancy Border "] rju
B C B Cea mU is Jr« esa &5J <|
Market, Taylor and Golden Gate. Aye. i
the meeting and tha plan had to be abandoned.
For the present the association decidea lo con
tent i.self witu placing au elevator in the build-
The officers of the previous year were re
elected to serve until 1895. They are: Pre*i
dent, E. V. Hathaway; vice-president, Henry
L. Davis; seer tary, George U. Johnson.
The next quarterly meeting of the associa
tion will be held the firsi Monday In April.
A Burglar Kept at Bay at the Point
of a Pistol.
John Barry, who glve^ bis occupation ns a
cook, was booked at the City Prison yesterday
morning by Captain Thompson of the (iolden
Gate Part police on the cliaige of burglary.
About 10 o'clock Monday night George llerger.
who sleeps iv tbe tooihouse of a building In
course of construction on tbe south sine of
Fulton street. Dear Shrader, was awakened by
hearing a noi-*e among the tools. He uoi up to
Investigate, aud saw a man wtrh an armful of
them. Seizing bis pistol Heig r ordered the
man to drop the iools and he kept him at bay
nil night. Iv the morniuj; llerger locked the
man iv the toolhou>e and notified Captain
Thompson, who piaceu him under arrest.
Barry says he went into the tooihouse to get
out of Hie rain and had no Inteu tion of stealing
the tools. h
The Insurance Companies
Have Surrendered.
The Merced Mill-Owners Will Re
ceive Nearly the Amount of
Their Claim.
Tbe Insurance companies surrendered yes
terday on the Merced Woolen mills loss, and
there were a lot of angry underwriters about
town last night considering that It was the Hist
busiuess day of tl.e new year.
The sf ttlenient was effected on the basis ol
$50,605 34. and the companies' profits (or the
year tbac has just closed will be reduced by
that amount.
The Merced "Woolen mills were located at
Merced Falls, and were totally destroyed by
fire Aujrust 22, lasc. At the time of ttie con-
aiion the mills carried insurance 10 the
amount ol $83,428 GO, and as the loss was a
total one the companies at once began to in
vestigate matter?, and some things were
brought to their notice which persuaded some
or the agencies to coutest the payment of the
The owners of the mill did not make their
sworu statement of loss until October 10, when
the proofs were signed, clatmlug a loss of $60.
--'.<47 37, showing ihat they had been over
tusured for a considerable amount.
About forty compauies wer int' rested In the
loss, representing almost every agency in this
city, aud at a meetlug it was resolved by a ma
jority ot the audits to combat payment aud to
tight it out to the bitter end.
Detectives were employed by the companies
and they began a series of investigations
about Wir moil tit of stock on hand, which it
was claimed had been binned, as well as to the
oi igin of the hie. and their ieiort was ot such a
chaiac er that a number of the companies were
anxious to bo iuto court and tefuse to pay thsir
policies ou the ground of fraud. * (
But trrm some ilnugß developed In the course
of the investigation the mill-owners agreed to
reduce their claim somewhat, which tlwy did,
and ye<teid;iy they tiled anew proof of loss.
placing tbe figures at $r>«.0»05 34, a leductlon
of $4342 03 tiom the amount named lv tl:e tirst
proof which tliey til d
A meeting of t he vurlous companies Interested
was held yesterday, at which this second Drool
of loss was tiled, and after a pretty hot sesslou.
in which the insurance men accused each other
of being weak-kne d, eic, it was resolved by a
majority of ihose who held ri*ks on the mills to
.settle the claim on the basis of the second, proof
tiled, aud nothing was left for tne other com
panies but to pay their pro rata of the loss.
« — -* — •
You'll find her smiling ui;ht and flay, . '.'
* Although at times she is not gay.
And ghoul yi v womler ttliv you meet
Tbis constant smiie. regard her tee to.
Mhe ouly lan^hs those Reins to sbuw.
wutck SOZODONT makes white as snow.
A MODERN Derart^Jen" ST©*S
he great rush or jesterday arternoon bears out
our advice to do your trading during this
: Great Dissolution Sale
In the morning. You can t>r> better served You
can iiave lanre attention paid to you; you will '
Ij.ivo more comfort, and you can take your time
lv making selections. In the aiteruoons tr« '
crowds are aw.'ul. We ars actually thrown. - •
goods away, and the public know and appreciatn
it. Adoil.-irnow if worth double Its value v, ,>' ••
need a great many of tliem. The necessity or
K'-ttlng them is very urgent, and we are beruii „'- '
every endeavor to Induce you to buy. Glance a
ouron>rinesa.<i call aud see the thousands w •
haven't mentioned.
Shetland Wool Shawls at 35c Each.
Ulacr and Colored, full size, was 65c each.
Ladies' Electric Gossamers 25c Each. .
Dolman shape; lengths 52, 54 and 06 only. ■'•
worth $1 50 each. -•
Black Astracban Fur Neck Scarfs $1 Each.
Finished with animal he3ds and tall, reduced
ITO til If- to *. ij>. I ' ' . , ■_■
Ladles' Wrappers $1 50 Each.
Made of fleeced lined »er S e, Watteau back, *
»reteiie« back and front; lull puffed sleeves. ;
Ladies' Jackets $4 98. - . • ;
Made of fine all wool, black melton clotb. .
notched collar, full putted sleeves; large Dearl
buttons, were 59. * 7-v"*.
Ladies' Capes U 98 Each. • ;;■
Ulack or dark colored cheviot, umbrella over-
cape, trimmed with fur. reduced from $8 50. •
Infants' French Kid Shoes 69c a Pair.
Genuine h.inil-turned soles. Cousins', finest
make, sizes Ito tH 2 . worth $1 'Jo a pair.
Childs' French Kid Shoes $1 a Fair.
Spring heels, narrow, square toe, patent leather
tips, hand sewed, wortu *1 75.
Misses' Yici Kid Shoes, $1 75 a pair. ;.-.
hmest quality Spring Heels; Patent Cattor
Tips; were *_' 50.
Ladies' Dongola Kid Shoes, $1 65 a pair. .
Cloth or Kid Tops; California Lasts; Pointed
or Square Toe; were $il 50 a pair. . . •
Ladies' French Kid Shoes, $3 50 a pair.
Wrizht & Peters' best quality; Hand-sewed
Turns or Welt Soles; latest styles of Toes; '
regularly sold at $5. ■ . .
Ladies Seamless Hose, 12 l-2c a pair.
Splendid quality; fast color; Brpwn only; ••
were 'Jsc a pair.
Ladies' Boot-Style Hose, 19c a pair.
Black Hoots; fancy uppers; Hermsdorf dye; .
every pair warranted.
Ladies' Lisle Hose, 25c a pair.
Hooc style; fast colors; reduce-d from 50c. .
Children's Black Hose.
Derby Ribbed: all sizes; best .value on earth;
never sold under 'Joe a pair.
Gents' Black Socks, 15c a pair. . "
100 dozen extra fine Hermsdorf Black Socks; „
every pair worth "Jsc. . ,'..•
Market, Taylor and Golden Gate Avenue. ;.
An Association That Has
Been Stirred Up.
More Charges Have Been Preferred
Against Huber— The Wheel
men Smoker,
Very few members were prescDt last eVening
at tbe first meeting iv the new year of tbe
Sportsmen's Protective Association.
After the president had calied the meeting to
order one of the directors addressed those
present ou the apparent decay of the club by ;
reason of the little inieiest that is manifested
in its welfare by the most prominent * members.
He said that if the present apaihy on the Dart
of the members continued there would ..be
very little hope for tue success of tbeassocia-
tion when it is calied upon hi defend the rtgbt» :
of sportsmen who are advocates of free outdoor
sport for all people who love the dog and g'lu. ' '-'•..
Members who have failed to appear at any 61.
the meetings held within the p,ist year came In
ior a heavy scoring, which, if they had been ■
preseut to hear, would have caused them to
blush a little. • "• . •• ■ ■
"I have noticed." . concluded the speaker,'
"that the veiy men who boast the most on the. ••"
outside of their greai imponauce to this as^o^ ' •.
elation are the ones who nave remained -.iwvf. ■
from the regular meetings and forgot to pay ■
their dues. These men, like muuy others who
are uot representatives of clubs . tnat are V
owners or lessees of shooting demesnes, will ■ ••".
regret, when It is probably too late, ihat they
have neglected to support the association." :.. .'
Relative to the feuce law, tne following letter
from a leading local attorney was read: . :
The general law with regard to wire fences It ms
follows: ■••_'■ •'•
••Wire fences shall bo matte of posts, not !?»».:.
than t\vcl\e incites In < inuniferenco. set in tha"
ground not less than eighteen niches, and. ndt '•'
more Mian e:i;lit feet apart, wltft not lest' tfca-n. ■
three horizontal wires, each one-fourth of an Jnch '•
la diameter— the first one shall be eighteen inches
tron the ground, the other two above tils one, at ' -
intervals of one foot between aach, ■ all' welt •'• :
stretched :uid securely fastened from on* post to' • ".
another, wtth one rail, slat, pole or pank otsnltaV ••
ble size or strength, securely fastened t.o ihe ,po»t' ■
not less than four ami a tialf feet from tie ground.."
The aijo.ve law is now In force except In the-'
counties or Amador, Butte. Co nsa, Contra Costa.' • '
Modoc, Placer, San Bernardino, San Dieeo, Santa
Barbara, Mmsta, SlsHiyon, Tebama, Trinity, Tuol
uinne and Volo.
ihere are slight differences as to thebeigbt 61- '
the fence— for Instance, In Contra Cost*. the fence
must be live feet hi^h. But 1 upprecend that tha ■
above mode of building a wire tence will be legal "•
iv any county in the Mate.
Th • Pacific Kennel Club will meettbls even»
Ids aiid some matters of special Importance tt> ' '
dou-owoeis will be transacted. Dr. Kegem- '■■■'•
bur Re r bas preieired charges against Henry
Huber, which will be read at the meeting. ■• ;■
The San Jose wheelmen will hold a te n-iiiile
road ract ou the i-Uh Inst., entries for which
will clo«e nn the 6th Inst.
The Olympic wheeimen are maklDg prepara
tions for ilielr Kew Year's "smoker," which
will be held in one of the large rooms ol trie
club on the eveuing of the 20th lust. The elec- "
tlou of the commiueea will be held on the oth
inst. Iris said that the regular ticket will b«
opposed by an opposition ticket and that soma
iiveiy times are looked for on election uierit
On the eveuiut: of .January 6 tbe Olynrplc
wheelmen will give a theater party and it goes
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Society Notes.
Mrs. Peter Donahue aud Mrs. Eleanor Mar- .
tin will receive their tea callers to-day at their •
residence on Biyaut street.
William Mee* of San Lorenzo. Alameda - -
County, and Miss Carolyn Stevens- of I-asatfena
1 '" 11 " I^vKne^Strassman-) .
Ui kin »tree» ' lendS th " eveDlD at - 1418 '
la^ N t D '". cInK Academy will give 'its"
at Pac.tic Haii nnienl danCe lhis ev«lu«.-
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RicuAnr>s & Co., druggists, 406-8 Clay. .• ; '

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