History of San Diego, 1542-1908

PART TWO: CHAPTER 9: Public Affairs After the War

Soon after the formal ending of the war in California the famous Mormon Battalion reached San Diego by way of Warner’s. They camped for a few days at the old mission, and the journal of their colonel supplies the following description of the historic spot as it appeared on January 29, 1847:

“The building being dilapidated, and in use by some dirty In­dians, I camped the battalion on the flat below. There are around us extensive gardens and vineyards, wells and cisterns, more or less fallen into decay and disorder; but also olive and picturesque date trees, flourishing and ornamental. There is no fuel for miles around, and the dependence for water is some rather distant pools in the sandy San Diego, which runs (some­times) down to the ocean.”

The Mormons remained but a short time at first, but were reorganized at Los Angeles and a company of 78 returned to Fort Stockton, where it served as a garrison for a period of six months. They were under the command of Captain Jesse D. Hunter, whose wife presented him with a son having the dis­tinction of being the first child whose parents were both Amer­icans, to be born in Old San Diego. The boy was named Diego Hunter and lived for several years in San Diego. He died, sev­eral years ago, at San Luis Rey, where his father was Indian agent.

The Mormons, then as now objects of unusual interest, appear to have performed their duties successfully while in San Diego. These duties were not arduous—merely those of a Garrison in time of peace—and they had time to ply their trades, burning bricks, digging wells, making log-pumps, and doing other things really more useful than soldiering. One of their number, Henry G. Boyle, relates in his diary: “I think I whitewashed all San Diego. We did their blacksmithing, put up a bakery, made and repaired carts, and, in fine, did all we could to benefit ourselves as well as the citizens. We never had any trouble with Californians or Indians, nor they with us.”

One thing they did which the present historian regrets, as those of the future are likely to. Quartered in an old building in which public documents were stored, they used some of these documents for fuel and thereby destroyed the records of the past.

Upon the departure of the Mormons, they were succeeded by Company I of the famous Stephenson Regiment. This com­pany was raised at Bath, New York, and its officers were captain, William E. Shannon; lieutenants, Palmer B. Hewlett, Henry Magee, and William H. Smith; sergeants, Joshua S. Vincent, Joseph B. Logan, and Joseph Evans. The company was mustered out here on September 25, 1848, and this was the end of the military occupation of San Diego.

José Ramon Argüello, who was appointed sub-prefect April 3rd and took office on the 12th, 1846, was the last Mexican pre­fect. The last Mexican jueces de paz, or alcaldes, were José Antonio Estudillo and Juan M. Osuna. In August, Miguel de Pedrorena took Estudillo’s place, the latter being absent. On September 15th, at the election ordered by Stockton, Henry D. Fitch and Joaquin Ortega were elected alcaldes, the first under American rule. At the custom house, Henry D. Fitch was in charge but resigned in April; Pedro C. Carrillo was acting as collector when the Americans came and was reap­pointed by Stockton upon taking the oath.

Pedrorena was appointed collector on June 24, 1847, but as military orders required the commanding officer in each port to serve in that capacity, Lieutenant Robert Cliff, of the Mormon company, filled the place.

The constitutional convention met at Monterey in Septem­ber, 1849, Miguel de Pedrorena and Henry Hill representing San Diego. The legislature met the following winter and launched the great American State of California. San Diego was the first county created under the act of February 2, 1850, and San Diego and Los Angeles made up the first judicial dis­trict. The first legislature also provided for a custom house at San Diego. Two voting precincts were established under a law providing for the first elections in the new state, one at Old Town, the other at La Playa—and the official record of the elec­tion held here April 1, 1850, reads as follows:

FIRST PRECINCT—VOTES FOR OFFICERS.

The undersigned judges and clerks of election held in the first precinct of the county of San Diego, State of California, on the first day of April, 1850, do hereby certify, that at said election there were eighty-eight votes polled, and that the following state­ment presents an abstract of all the votes cast at said election for the officers designated in the third section of an act entitled “An Act to provide for holding the first County Election,” and that the accompanying Poll List gives the names of all persons so voting.

San Diego, April 2, 1850.

Enos Wall,
John Conger,
} Judges.
P. H. Hooff,
C. H. Fitzgerald,
} Clerks.

For Clerk of the Supreme Court—No Candidate.
For District Attorney—William C. Ferrell, 79; Miles K. Cren­shaw, 4.
For County Judge—John Hays, 80; William C. Ferrell, 1.
For County Clerk—Richard Rust, 82.
For County Attorney—Thos. W. Sutherland, 71; Wm. C. Ferrell, 4.
For County Surveyor—Henry Clayton, 85.
For Sheriff—Agostin Haraszthy, 45; Philip Crosthwaite, 42.
For Recorder—Henry Matsell, 50; A. Jay Smith, 34.
For Assessor—José Antonio Estudillo, 81.
For Coroner—John Brown, 45.
For Treasurer—Juan Bandini.

FIRST PRECINCT—POLL LIST.

Poll list of an election held for county officers at San Diego, California, April 1, 1850 (1st precinct):

1. Thos. W. Sutherland.45. Robert Peterson.
2. John Snook.46. A. Jay Smith.
3. Andrus Ybarra.47. F. M. Holley.
4. Don Juan Bandini.48. Joseph Whitehead.
5. Juan Machado.49. John Peters.
6. José T. Moreno.50. Albert B. Smith.
7. Philip Crosthwaite.51. Charles C. Varney.
8. Henry C. Matsell.52. Augustus Ring.
9. L. G. Ingalls.53. Leandro Osuna.
10. David A. Williams.54. Francisco María Alvarado.
17. Charles Morris.55. E. G. Brown.
12. William Tongue.56. William Curly.
13. Ramon Rodriguez.57. John C. Stewart.
14. John Post.58. James Tryong.
15. Andrew Cotton.59. Darius Gardiner.
16. James Murphy.60. Adolph Savin.
17. Luther Gilbert.61. Antonio Moreno.
18. Agostin Haraszthy.62. Lorento Amador.
19. William Leamy.63. José Leña Lopez.
20. John Semple.64. Francisco Lopez.
21. Daniel Con.65. Tomás Lopez.
22. John A. Follmer.66. José Moreno.
23. Benjamin F. McCready.67. John B. Reid.
24. William Power.68. José Briones.
25. Peter Gribbin.69. Juan Diego Osuna.
26. James Campbell.70. John Hays.
27. Ernest Schaeffer.71. P. H. Hooff.
28. Edward H. Fitzgerald.72. Enos Wall.
29. W. F. Tilghman.73. George Gaskill.
30. George F. Evans.74. José Eseajadillo.
31. George Viard.75. Francisco Rodriguez.
32. W. A. Slaughter.76. Peter Faur.
33. B. Bangs.77. John Woodfir.
34. Philip Garcia.78. Raphael Machado.
35. David Ferguson.79. Abel Watkinson.
36. Thomas W. Sweeney.80. Santiago E. Argüello.
37. Henry Hiller.81. José Antonio Aguirre.
38. John B. Pearson.82. Santiago Argüello.
39. David Shepley.83. C. P. Noell.
40. John Conger.84. Joseph P. Israel.
41. William White.85. William H. Moon.
42. Henry Adams.86. Lewis R. Colgate.
43. Thomas Patrickson.87. José María Argüello.
44. Frederic Hutchins.88. Salvador Aguzer.

We the undersigned, Clerks of Election held in the first pre­cinct of the county of San Diego, State of California, on the first day of April, 1850, do hereby certify that the foregoing Poll List gives the names of all persons voting at said election.

C. H. Fitzgerald,
P. H. Hooff,
} Clerks.

San Diego, April 2, 1850.

SECOND PRECINCT—VOTES FOR OFFICERS.

List of votes polled at the Playa, Precinct No. 2, San Diego, April 1, 1850, pursuant to an Act of the Legislature passed March 2, 1850.

(Here follows the tally list, which is omitted, the aggregate vote for each candidate being given in the annexed certificate.)

We the undersigned, Judges of said Election, do hereby certi­fy that Wm. C. Ferrell had 68 votes for District Attorney; that John Hays had 68 votes for County Judge; that Agostin Haraszthy had 62 votes for Sheriff; that Philip Crosthwaite had 5 votes for Sheriff; that Henry C. Matsell had 53 votes for Recorder; that A. Jay Smith had 14 votes for Recorder; that Thos. W. Sutherland had 66 votes for County Attorney; that Richard Rust had 64 votes for County Clerk; that José Antonio Estudillo had 62 votes for Assessor; that Juan Ban­dini had 63 votes for County Treasurer; that John Brown had 65 votes for Coroner; that Albert B. Gray had 56 votes for County Surveyor; that Henry Clayton had 12 votes for County Surveyor; and that Festus G. Patton had one vote for County Clerk.

John R. Bleeker,
John Hensley,
} Judges of Election.
D. Barbee,
D. L. Gardiner,
} Clerks of Election.

SECOND PRECINCT—POLL LIST.

Pursuant to notice from the Prefect of the District of San Diego, the electors, residents of the Playa San Diego, met at the store of Messrs. Gardiner and Bleecker at ten o’clock a. m. on the 1st of April, and proceeded to elect Edward T. Tre­maine Inspector of Election, who forthwith proceeded to appoint John R. Bleecker and John Hensley Judges of Election, and David L. Gardiner and Daniel Barbee Clerks, whereupon the polls were declared open, and the following is a list of the voters:

1. George P. Tibbitts.36. Antern Giler.
2. Albert B. Smith.37. Timothy Quin.
3. Samuel P. Heintzelman.38. Tobias Bedell.
4. John E. Summers.39. George B. Tallman.
5. John R. Bleecker.40. James White.
6. David L. Gardiner.41. Edward Eustis.
7. Frederick Emmil.42. Joseph Cooper.
8. Edward T. Tremaine.43. Edward Daily.
9. William B. Banks.44. Joseph Kufter.
10. Jonas Cader.45. Michael Leahy.
11. Thomas D. Johns.46. Bartholomew Sherman.
12. Festus G. Patton.47. John Warner.
13. Francis Mason.48. Patrick Newman (objected to).
14. William H. Hemmenway.
15. Peter S. Reed.49. Henry Hopp (objected to).
16. John Adams.50. Thomas Fox.
17. William Pearl.51. Daniel Barbee.
18. William Botsford.52. Oliver Dupree.
19. Jacob Gray.53. Edward Brennan.
20. John Kenney.54. Michael Vickers.
21. John Latham.55. Michael Cadle.
22. James Reed.56. James Blair.
23. Patrick McDonnah.57. Thomas Kneeland.
24. Patrick Symcox.58. Francis Dushant.
25. Henry Wilber.59. Edward Murray.
26. John Brown.60. Lawrence Kearney.
27. James Johnson.61. John Hensley.
28. Peter Mealey.62. Michael Fitzgerald.
29. John Corbett.63. Sylvanus Gangouare.
30. Peter McCinchie.64. Moses 0’Neil.
31. James McCormick.65. James McGlone.
32. Thomas McGinnis.66. William Nettleton.
33. Frederic Toling.67. Allen Inwood.
34. John McHue.68. Rudolph Richner.
35. John Edwards.69. James Sullivan.

We hereby certify that the whole number of votes polled at this election was 68.

John Hensley,
John R. Bleeker,
} Judges of Election.
D. L. Gardiner,
D. Barbee,
} Clerks of Election.

The following is a list of the first county officials elected: district attorney, Wm. C. Ferrell; county judge, John Hays: county clerk, Richard Rust; county attorney, Thos. W. Suth­erland; county surveyor, Henry Clayton; sheriff, Agostin Haraszthy; recorder, Henry C. Matsell; assessor, José Antonio Estudillo; coroner, John Brown; treasurer, Juan Bandini. The first district judge was Oliver S. Witherby, who was appointed by the legislature and not voted for at the election. For some reason Bandini refused to qualify as treasurer, and Philip Crosthwaite was appointed in his place.

The first term of the district court was held May 6, 1850. The judge and the clerk were present, but no business was transacted, as it was found that the laws had not been received nor the officers properly qualified. On the 2nd of the follow­ing September the court was duly organized, grand and trial jurors summoned, and six cases tried. Two other cases were continued.

The seal of the District Court was designed by Wm. H. Leigh­ton, the other seals by Chas. H. Poole.

The names of the first grand jurymen were: Charles Harasz­thy, Ramon Osuna, James Wall, Loreto Amador, Manuel Rocha, J. Emers, Bonifacio Lopez, Holden Alara, Seth B. Blake, Louis Rose, Wm. H. Moon, Cave J. Couts, José de Js. Moreno, Cristobal Lopez, and Antonio Aguirre. This body found no indictments, but made one presentment. The prac­ticing attorneys enrolled in this year were: James W. Robin­son, Thomas W. Sutherland, John B. Magruder, and Wm. C. Ferrell. At the session of the District Court held in April, 1856, Messrs. D. B. Kurtz and E. W. Morse were examined and admit­ted to practice.

San Diego was incorporated as a city by the legislature of 1850 and the first election under the charter took place on June 16th of that year. Joshua H. Bean was chosen the first mayor, while the councilmen were Charles Haraszthy, Atkins S. Wright, Chas. P. Noell, Chas. R. Johnson, and William Leamy; treas­urer, José Ant. Estudillo; assessor, Juan Bandini; city attor­ney, Thos. W. Sutherland; marshal, Agostin Haraszthy. The council met and organized on June 17th. On July 20th, Henry Clayton was chosen city surveyor, and on August 12th, George F. Hooper was elected councilman in place of Johnson, resigned. On August 24th, Noell resigned, and on Sept. 8th, Philip Cros­thwaite was chosen to fill the vacancy. Bandini refused to serve and Richard Rust became assessor in July.

On June 29th, an ordinance was passed, against the protest of Noell, fixing the amount to be appropriated for salaries of city officers at $6,800 per annum. There were $10,610.54 in the treasury. The mayor vetoed this “salary grab,” and a new sal­ary ordinance was passed, fixing the total sum to be appropriated at $2,400 per annum.

The mayor and council appear to have been at loggerheads in September, but the cause of the trouble is not apparent at this day. On October 14th, the council appropriated $500 for a com­plimentary ball to be given to the officers of the U. S. Coast Sur­vey, and on October 18th, they set aside $300 for a ball in honor of the admission of California into the Union.

In 1852, the city charter was repealed and the government of the town vested in a board of trustees. The Herald says of this: “From and after Monday next our hitherto busy, bustling city dwindles into a quiet village. A little less than two years ago, with some $12,000 or $13,000 in the treasury, and when land speculation was rife throughout the city, our precocity showed itself in a wonderful manner . . . . Now, with an empty treasury and in debt deeply, we return to ‘first principles.'”

There were no more charter changes until the new town grew up at Morton’s Addition. Elections were held from time to time, but frequently the trustees held over. The business of both town and county was small and several offices were often held by one man. It is said that in 1852, Philip Crosthwaite, who was then county clerk and recorder, was deputized by all the other county officers to act for them while they went to attend a bull-and-bear fight, and thus for a short time held all the county offices, at once. Captain George A. Pendleton, who was county clerk and recorder for many years, also held for a time, in addition to these offices, those of auditor, clerk of the board of supervisors, and county superintendent of schools—all this regularly, not as deputy.

On March 18, 1854, a public meeting was held at the court home to consider the state of the country. Col. Ferrell made an address, referring to the failure to secure a share of the State school funds, the neglect of persons elected to qualify for their offices, etc. It seems that the sheriff had resigned and the asses­sor declined to serve; the county judge was absent and had been so for several months, while the retiring judge first called an extra session of the court of sessions and then declined to go on with it. April 8, 1854, Editor Ames complains that “we are now without judge, assessors, supervisors, or any proper legally qual­ified officers, except trustees and attorneys, and the clerk and county treasurer; and to sum up, a term of the district court soon to be held, with prisoners out on bail.”

The administration of justice in these early days presents many features of interest. In the first state laws, district and county courts were provided for and two years later a court of sessions was created. Oliver S. Witherby, the first judge of the district court, was a prominent citizen of San Diego for many years. John Hays, the first judge of the county court, was not a lawyer. He served four years. The first justice of the peace in San Diego was Charles Haraszthy, a Hungarian. The story of how Squire Haraszthy gave judgment for costs against the defendant, because the plaintiff was impecunious, has become a classic in the annals of San Diego. The best account is that of Captain Israel, who was an interested party:

“Agostin Haraszthy was the first sheriff. His father was a justice of the peace, and he was the man who told me we must always give the judgment to the man who paid the costs. I was city marshal, and a Mexican named Morales came to me and told me that Blount Couts owed him money and he wanted to sue him for it. We agreed that I was to have $15 for my services if he won the suit. I went to Haraszthy and got out a summons and sent it out to the Soledad, and Couts came in when the cause was to be tried. He began to cross­question Morales: He would say: “Didn’t I pay you so much on such a date?” And Morales would say, “Yes, sir, so you did.” And in a little while I saw my $15 going glimmering. I said to Morales, “Shut up, you fool, he’ll have you owing him money, in a minute!” ” Well but, Señor,” says he, “it is true.” Couts kept on until he had proved by the plaintiff’s own evidence that he was the one to whom money was owing, and not Morales. “Vell,” says Haraszthy, “vat ve goin’ to do now?” “Well,” said I, “there is nothing I can see to do except to enter judgment.” “Vell,” says Haraszthy to Couts, “I shall gif shudgment against you for twenty-five cents.” (That was the balance which Morales owed Couts.) “I’ll be damned if I’ll pay it,” says Blount “the man has acknowl­edged himself indebted to me!” and he got up and left. “Vell,” says Haraszthy to me, “vat ve goin’ to do, now?” “Well enter judgment against this Mexican for twenty-five cents.” “Vell, but dis man, he got no moneys. Ve must gif de shudg­ment to de man vat gifs us de pizness.” Couts was mad, and he found out that this Mexican had a fine horse, saddle and bridle in my corral. I thought Couts would be after this horse, so I told Morales his horse would be seized. He wanted to know what he should do. I told him perhaps he could find some­body to buy them. “Well, why don’t you buy them?” “Well, I don’t want them, but to keep them from being seized, I will take them at $65, and pay you $50 cash, if you will allow me the $15 I was to have out of the case.” So he agreed and the barkeeper made out a bill of sale and the Mexican made his mark, and I had just paid him $50 and put the bill of sale in my pocket when in steps Agostin Haraszthy with an at­tachment. He asked me if Morales had a horse, saddle, and bridle in my yard? I said “No.” “Well, he did have.” “Yes, but he has none now; he has just sold them,” and I showed him the bill of sale. He threw it down and swore that it was “one of our damned Yankee tricks!” He always hated me, after that.

E.W. Morse is authority for the following story:

“Philip Crosthwaite was county treasurer in 1850, and as the law then required each county treasurer to appear in per­son in Sacramento and pay over the money due the State and settle with the State treasurer, he proceeded to Sacramento at the required time, and paid over the funds due the State­ somewhat less than $200. As his traveling fees amounted to $300, he returned with more money than he took up, having made his annual, and, to him, very satisfactory settlement. But it is said the State treasurer suggested to him that under similar conditions it would be more satisfactory to the State if he should play the role of the embezzler and run away with the State funds before settlement day.”

The political life of the early days was thoroughly character­istic of pioneer conditions, yet many able and high-minded men were engaged in the public service, though there were doubtless others who were illiterate and incompetent. Social customs have improved since judges adjourned court in order to take a drink or to witness a bull-and-bear fight. It was the customs rather than the courts that were to blame for such things.

In 1851 a strong agitation began in favor of dividing the state and organizing Southern California as a separate territory. Pub­lic sentiment in San Diego supported the movement, and a, com­mittee was appointed to co-operate with Los Angeles, Santa Bar­bara, and Monterey in bringing it to fruition. In 1859 the legis­lature submitted the question to a referendum vote in the six southern counties. It was carried by a two-thirds majority, but the legality of the vote was questioned, much opposition arose, and the effort was abandoned.

Under date of Feb. 13, 1849, James Buchanan, Secretary of State, issued instructions for running the international boundary line between the United States and Mexico. The head of the Commission, who came to San Diego in connection with the work, was Colonel John B. Weller, of Ohio, afterward governor of California and one of its representatives in the United States Senate. He was accompanied by Andrew B. Gray, surveyor, Wm. H. Emory, astronomer, and Oliver S. Witherby, quarter­master and commissary. The instructions of the Commission were to “run and mark that part of the boundary consisting of a straight line from a point on the coast of the Pacific Ocean distant one marine league due south of the southernmost point of the port of San Diego, to the middle of the Rio Gila, where it unites with the Colorado.” The initial point of the boundary was fixed 18 miles south of San Diego, on a spot 500 feet from the ocean and 12 feet above its level. The monument was erected in June, 1851.

There was some disappointment in California at the failure of the United States to obtain the Peninsula in the settlement with Mexico, and genuine dissatisfaction with the result on the part of some citizens of Lower California. As a consequence, there was some sympathy with William Walker when he made his filibustering attempt upon the Peninsula in 1853-4. When the effort collapsed, some of Walker’s associates, among them his secretary of state, were arrested in San Diego and taken to San Francisco for trial.

The politics of San Diego city and county was strongly Dem­ocratic in the early days of American rule. Many, probably a majority, of the first American settlers were from the South­ern States, and the following incident shows the social temper of the time.

Miss Mary C. Walker arrived in San Dieo on the morning of July 5, 1865, having been sent from San Francisco by the state superintendent of schools to fill a vacancy as teacher. She was a native of New England and entertained no prejudices against negroes. On the voyage from San Francisco, she suf­fered from mal de mer and was attended by the stewardess, a quadroon. Some weeks later, while her school was in progress, she found this negress in Manasse’s store, eating a lunch of crackers and cheese, and feeling a friendly interest in the woman, invited her to take dinner with her at the Franklin House. When they entered the dining-room and sat down at the table together, a number of people who were there at once got up and left, and Miss Walker and her guest had the table and the room to themselves.

There was a storm, at once. The teacher’s dismissal was demanded and most of the children were taken out of school. The Yankee school-ma’am did not understand things clearly, and made the matter worse by some unguarded remarks comparing the complexion of certain of the protesting Californians with that of her guest. The school trustees at the time were Dr. D. B. Hoffman, E. W. Morse, and Robert D. Israel. Hoffman felt that, whatever the merits of the case, the school money could not be wasted keeping an empty schoolroom open. Israel was an old soldier and a Republican, and his sentiments are best expressed in his own words: “`Morse,’ said I, ‘I’ll be damned if I wouldn’t take that school money and throw it in the bay as far as I could send it, before I would dismiss the teacher to please these copperheads! You may do as you please, but I will never consent to her dismissal.'” It is easy to believe that the Captain would have stood his ground, but it proved that the third trustee, Morse, was a diplomatist. He was then a wid­ower and had matrimonial designs upon the teacher. She ten­dered her resignation and became Mrs. E. W. Morse, and thus the country was saved once more.

 

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HISTORY OF SAN DIEGO

Main Page
Author’s Foreword
Introduction: The Historical Pre-Eminence of San Diego

PART ONE:   Period of Discovery and Mission Rule

  1. The Spanish Explorers
  2. Beginning of the Mission Epoch
  3. The Taming of the Indian
  4. The Day of Mission Greatness
  5. The End of Franciscan Rule
    Priests of San Diego Mission

PART TWO:   When Old Town Was San Diego

  1. Life on Presidio Hill Under the Spanish Flag
    List of Spanish and Mexican commandants
  2. Beginnings of Agriculture and Commerce
    List of Ranchos in San Diego County
  3. Political Life in Mexican Days
  4. Early Homes, Visitors and Families
  5. Pleasant Memories of Social Life
  6. Prominent Spanish Families
  7. The Indians’ Relations With the Settlers
    List of Mission Indian Lands
  8. San Diego in the Mexican War
  9. Public Affairs After the War
  10. Accounts of Early Visitors and Settlers
  11. Annals of the Close of Old San Diego
  12. American Families of the Early Time
  13. The Journalism of Old San Diego
  14. Abortive Attempt to Establish New San Diego

PART THREE:   The Horton Period

  1. The Founder of the Modern City
  2. Horton’s Own Story
  3. Early Railroad Efforts, Including the Texas and Pacific
  4. San Diego’s First Boom
  5. Some Aspects of Social Life

PART FOUR:   Period of “The Great Boom”

  1. Coming of the Santa Fe
  2. Phenomena of the The Great Boom
  3. Growth of Public Utilities
  4. Water Development

PART FIVE:   The Last Two Decades

  1. Local Annals, After the Boom
  2. Political Affairs and Municipal Campaigns
  3. Later Journalism and Literature [new material in second edition]
  4. The Disaster to the Bennington
  5. The Twentieth Century Days
  6. John D. Spreckels Solves the Railroad Problem

PART SIX:   Institutions of Civic Life

  1. Churches and Religious Life
  2. Schools and Education
  3. Records of the Bench and Bar
  4. Growth of the Medical Profession
  5. The Public Library
  6. Story of the City Parks
  7. The Chamber of Commerce
  8. Banks and Banking
  9. Secret, Fraternal and Other Societies
  10. Account of the Fire Department

PART SEVEN:   Miscellaneous Topics

  1. History of the San Diego Climate
  2. San Diego Bay, Harbor and River
  3. Governmental Activities
  4. The Suburbs of San Diego

Political Roster, City of San Diego
Political Roster, San Diego County