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■WEDNESDAY MARCH 13, 1895
JUST ABOUT THE WEATHER.
The reputation of Uncle Sam's
weather prophet was saved yes
terday by the precipitation of a
few drops of rain. The predic
tion was for showers in the morn
ing and sunshine late in the day.
Dame Nature reversed this order
of events, but that made no ma
terial difference to those who
were thoughtful enough to carry their umbrel
las. The outlook to-day Is for fair weather;
nearly stationary temperature; light north to
LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF.
Flias Dabel nas sued W. R. Jannison for
The Union for Practical Progress discussed
the new charter last night.
James M. Morrison of Sacramento has been
appointed Fish Commissioner.
Journeyman barbers want all shops to be
closed at 8 o'clock in the evening.
Odd things were sold and values varied at an
unclaimed-baggage sale yesterday.
Rev. D. Hanson Irwin was iormallv installed
as pastor of _t. John's Presbyterian Church.
Thomas J. Bailey, a coal-heaver, fell down a
Vessel's hold yesterday, breaking his hip bone.
A crusade against the water-front wheel
gamblers was begun by the harbor police yes
District Attorney Barnes has asked the Su
pervisors for a bond clerk at a salary of #200 a
All doubt of Davie's election as Mayor of
Oakland has been swept away. He has a good
Augustus Pepper, 66 years of age, has been
missing from his home at 1019 Valencia street
for a week.
E. B. Burleigh, alias Bruce, charged with for
gery in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has been ar
Captain Hansen of the steamer Willamette
died on the voyage from San Francisco to Cen
The ss> of Mis. Kate Johnson's real property
was -finned by Judge Coffey yesterday in all
but two cases.
The New Zealand Company will be out of the
insurance compact at noon to-day and will
then cut rates.
The China steamers will take full cargoes of
flour up to May. Oregon flour is going to the
Louis F. Post, a political economist and
single-tax advocate, wiil lecture at Metropolitan
Hall on March 25.
James Bailey, a stranger, fell in the bay from
the Oregon dock yesterday and narrowly es
caped losing his life.
Thomas Hutchlngson and Charles Fennessy
were arrested yesterday on the charge of rob
bing Michael Mattison.
Attorney S. W. Herve was arrested yesterday
on a charge of misdemeanor libel preferred by
Attorney O. F. Meldon.
Rev. Edward Nelandier was last night in
stalled as pastor of the Swedish Lutheran
Church at 1239 Mis- ion street.
The steamer Australia sailed for Honolulu
yesterday with a large cargo of general mer
chandise and many passengers.
The remains of Mrs. Day, wife of Captain S.
A. Day of Fort Canby, were brought down on
the steamer yjsterdav for burial in this city.
The funeral of Frank Wadsworth, the young
est soldier in the Union ranks during the civil
war, took place yesterday and was largely at
Owen E. Bradley and Patrick Degan, con
tractors for the Crocker building, are suing the
Crocker estate for £01 ,000, which they claim is
P. If. Maher, an tdvertising solicitor, was ar
rested last night on a warrant from Bakersfield,
charging him with obtaining money by false
Curley Bill Gerhardt still insists that Jim
Showers of Santa Clara County can produce
Senator Fair's illegitimate son, but will not do
so until the will Is broken.
The final game in the handball tournament
of the Olympic Club for the team champion
ship in the first class was won by J. C. Nc&lon
and Al Hampton last night.
__« members of the Board of Supervisors
visited "li- Colma water shed yesterday and
investigated the charges that impure creek
water ran into Lake Merced.
The card offered to race-goers yesterday was
a very poor one, and the betting was tame.
Don Caesar, Rev Alta, Lonnie B, Three Fork
and liyman were the winners-
The case against Mrs. H. M. Rutherford,
charged with obtaining money by false pre
tenses, will probably be dismissed, as she says
she ii ready to pay the money.
In an interview L. P. Drexler demonstrated
that the San Francisco and San Joaquin Rail
road should pay at least from 6 to 10 per cent
on an investment of £6,000,000.
The police disclosed yesterday & few inci
dents in the career of Gustaf Broman while
here and in other cities in the State showing
that he is a blackmailer and worse.
The steamer Westport arrived from San Pedro
yesterday after a voyage of sixty-three hours.
On the way up her machinery was disabled and
ten hours were lost repairing the break.
The Supreme Court has decided in favor of
Mrs. Catherine Sandell the suit which her
daughters had brought against their father's
will. Their father left all his property to his
The Supervisors have adopted a resolution
ordering advertisement for bids for the much
debated franchise on Church street, as re
quested by the Market Railway Com
The university Regents at the regular meet
ing yesterday decided to have regular lectures
on astronomy at Berkeley by the observers on
Mount Hamilton. Several appointments were
The Labor Council will decide whether to
favor or oppose the new charter next Monday
night, and will effect an organization to in
fluence voters in accordance with that de
T. F. nagerty has sued Fran^ W. Butterfield
and Jane Doe Constance in the Justice Court
for $299 99 damages, charging that the defend
ants- sold him poisonous sugar, which made his
In a cross-complaint in the suit of the estate
of John S. Doe against the old law firm of Mes
ick <_ Maxwell to secure an accounting the
defendants retaliate by suing for 1£61,000 due
for legal services.
Lewis Miller, aged 32 years, was forma lying
dead in an alleyway behind his residence at
''••_. Green street, yesterday afternoon. At the
Morgue it was ascertained that death ensued
from natural causes.
Mrs. Sarah A. Lynch, charged with bigamy
by her husband, Timothy Lynch, was given
time by Judge Campbell yesterday to procure
proof of the death of her former husband,
Julius M. Sousa, a sailor.
K»yser, one of Oakland's defeated candidates
for Councilman-at-largc, will contest the elec
tion of Heitman on the ground that the latter
redded in a ward in which another candidate
for the same office resides.
I. J. Truman sent in a communication to the
Board of Supervisors yesterday protesting
against the acceptance of Guerrero street, be
tween Eighteenth and Nineteenth, on the
ground that the paving is not up to the specifi
Judge Slack yesterday decided in the case of
Harvey Foster in insolvency that important
papers lost might be substituted by certified
copies and interested lawyers say this decides
for the executors the points at issue in the Fair
Attorney L. C. Pistoles! applied for a warrant
in Judge Campbell's court yesterday for the
arrest of F. S. Sutherland, city editor of the Re
port, on the charge of criminal libel. The al
leged libel waa in an item in connection with
the hearing of a charge of vagrancy against
Kitty Howard, which was headed "What Is a
i. F. Hagerty filed a complaint in the Jus
tice Court yesterday against Frank Butterfield
and Jane Doe Constance charging that the de
fendants had sold him 200 pounds of sugar for
$8 50 and that by reason of eating the sugar
himself and family had been poisoned and
made sick. He avers that the sugar was unlit
for use. R__W
Alice Audrien, who was to* have been sued
for abduction yesterday, was missing when her
name was called in Judge Wallace's court. It
was learned that she had sold out her notorious
place of business and had left town. Her bond
of $2500 was declared forfeited. The safeties
were: Charles A. Bayly, a druggist doingTjusi
ness at 217 Grant avenue and P. Mialaune, a
saloon-keeper at 142 Geary street.
The North Cosmopolitan Grammar School
has made a liberal donation to the unemployed
poor. The boys' class of '95 and the girls' class
af '95 gave a stercopticon entertainment, in
which they were assisted by the "Lend a Hand"
Club. The receipts from the sale of tickets
amounted to $(52 60, and there were cash con
tributions to the amount of $17 40, making a
total of $80. The other classes of the school
(aye liberal donations of all kinds of groceries
TO LECTURE ON
THE SINGLE TAX.
Louis F. post, the political
Economist, Coming to
A DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER.
The Single-Tax Society Prepar
ing a Reception for Its
Louis F. Post, the student and lecturer
on economics, is coming to San Francisco.
He will lecture at Metropolitan Hall on his
favorite subject Monday, March 25. The
lecture will be under the auspices of the
San Francisco Single Tax Society, and as
the lecturer is an eminent advocate of this
LOUIS F. POST, THE NOTED SOCIOLOGIST.
[Drawn ly a "Call" artist from a photograph.]
school of political science it is expected ]
that his discourses will be especially at
Mr. Post first came here two years ago,
and his address at that time was well re- ■
ceived. He came again last year and was
likewise favorably regarded as the apostle
of a new political philosophy. He was
formerly a journalist and lawyer in New
York, but became a ready follower of the
Henry George school of advanced ideas on
"He is one of the most advanced thinkers
and clearest reasoners of the day." said
Joseph Leggett' in discussing Mr. Post
yesterday, "and we intend giving him a r
grand reception. He is an extremist on I
single tax questions, and believes that the ]
theory and principle should be applied not j
only to the economics, but to the home, to
the arts and to the esthetics of life. Be is
clear and powerful in his discussion of the
subject and leaves a lasting impression on
the mind of his hearer."
Mr. Post will enter the State by the
south and will deliver his first lecture at
Los Angeles on March 16. He will take
part in a joint debate with Judge Pi. M.
Widney on the subject of single taxation
on the "following day, and will speak at
Yisalia on March 22, after which he will
journey on to San Francisco. After speak
ing here on the 25th he will go to Oakland,
where he will address the single-tax stu
dents and citizens on March 26. He will
then go to Santa Rosa.
Mr. Post's northern tour will include
Portland, Tacoma, Seattle, Spokane and
all the important points along the route
The Single Tax Society has appointed
the following committee to receive and en
tertain the lecturer:
Joseph Leggett, 11. L. Pleace, A. H. San
born, Thomas Watson, M. L. Gable, H.
M. Welcome and James S. Reynolds.
HE ISWANTED FOR FORGERY
E. B. Burleigh, Alias Bruce, a
Fugitive From Sioux
One of His Bondsmen Also Anx
ious to Have Him Taken
Chief Crowley received a letter on Mon
day from W. H. Martin, Chief of Police
of Sioux Falls, S. D., inclosing a photo
graph of E. B. Burleigh (alias Bruce), who
£. B. Burleigh, alias Bruce.
[Prom a photograph.]
was believed to be in this city. Chief
Martin stated that Burleigh was wanted in
Sioux Falls for forgery, and asked that he
be arrested. , r.
Detective Seymour was detailed on the
case, and he recognized Burleigh on
Market street from the photograph he had
in his pocket. Seymour at once placed
him under arrest and locked him up in the
tanks. Burleigh is about 40 years of age
and short in stature.
Chief Martin was notified of the arrest
yesterday morning. A reply was received
to hold Burleigh and an officer would leave
at once to take him back.
Burleigh was seen in the City Prison.
He disclaimed any knowledge of forgery in
Sioux Falls, and said he never was there in
"I was arrested," he said, "in Louverne,,
Minn., for failing to cancel Government'
stamps on cigar-boxes. I was released on
THE SAX FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 1895.
bonds, and as mv case does not come up
for trial till April 19, I cannot understand
why I should be arrested. My intention
was, of course, to be there when my case is
One of Burleigh's bondsmen is W. T.
Doolittle of Sioux Falls. He wrote At-
I torney C. L. Potter of this city, asking him
| to use every effort to get Burleigh arrested,
! as the bond was for a large amount. That
j letter was received on Monday morning.
I The attorney sent his clerk to police head
| quarters with the letter and learned that
| the police of Sioux Falls were also after
j Burleigh. In this letter it was stated that
| Burleigh had been forging paper, but to
■ what extent was not mentioned.
• — • — «
Debut of a Promising Organization of
The Knickerbocker Quartet made its first
appearance at a concert given in the Maple
Hall of the Palace Hotel last night, and
; had every reason to be satisfied with the
i reception given it by an audience which
I nearly filled the hall.
The quartet, which consists of D. M.
I Lawrence, E. P. Evans, D. B. Crane and
H. Williamson, is certainly not hampered
iby lack of voice. All the performers had
i powerful vocal organs and produced a
I greater volume of sound than is usual in
I vocal quartets, without apparent effort.
When the performers have sung longer to
gether they will no doubt gain delicacy
and more finished shading. Last night
they sang with considerable animation
and were enthusiastically applauded by a
H. Williamson, the second bass, added
to the effectiveness of the organization by
his deep low notes, though he did not
monopolize more than his just share of the
volume of sound.
Two encores followed the first number,
"In Silent Mead." "The Tear" was also
encored. All the quartet's selections were
One of the vocal soloists who took part
in the concert, J. G. Hughes, easily bore
away the palm. "Will o' the Wisp,"
which he Bang as an encore to "Thou Art
My Life," by Maccheroni, was given in
splendid style. R. P. Evans, while pos
sessing a voice of considerable power,
showed the need of study, and Miss Char
lotte Vera Wave's faulty production en
tirely marred a voice "that if properly
placed misht do better things. Miss
Rosina Rosin, who sang a ballad by Tosti,
was one of those singers who are popularly
supposed to be contraltos, on account of
Professor Lombardero played the over
ture to "William Tell" as a mandurria
: solo in a manner that made his little in
strument almost as effective as a small or
chestra. He was ably accompanied by
Emil Cruells, who later on in the pro
gramme played a pianoforte "Scherzo" of
i his own composition. m. v..
"THE CLEHE-TCEAU CASE."
.Successful Season at the Popular
The version of "The Clemenceau Case" given
at the Alcazar this week is a strong dra
matization of a strong story, and a large au
dience was present at the opening performance
of the new company. None of the salient
points of the novel have been omitted, and the
story is as strong now, even after numerous
presentations, as it was when the book was the
literary sensation of the day.
The part of Iza, around whom the story re
volves, was taken by Rose Stillman, whose form
is well suited to the part and whose acting was
The strongest part was that of Pierre Cle
menceau, which was very well done by Mr.
Henderson, who made quite a success.
Constantine Ritz was well placed in the
hands of Henry Gilbert, and the other parts
were fairly done.
Between the acts Miss Clara O'Brien did
some clever juggling, and the O'Brien Sisters
did a new whirlwind dance nicely.
"The Clemenceau Case" is to run for this
Success of Temperance.
Hoyt's "A Temperance Town" opened its
third week at the California Theater last night
to a well-filled house. The comedy has been a
great success here and will be continued until
Sunday night. Next week Miss Emily Bancker
in "Our Flat." , ■
DISCUSSED THE CHARTER.
The Union for Practical Progress Spend
a Profitable Evening.
The Union for Practical Progress met at
the Builders' Exchange last night, and
spent the evening in considering the new
charter. Alfred Cridge was the principal
speaker, lie opposed the charter because
in his opinion its great length would cause
interminable litigation before its real mean
ing was decided. A general discussion
followed, and the majority of the speakers
opposed the document, though most of
them confessed that they had not read it
through. Among those who spoke were:
M..-M. Foote, F. W. Lynch, A. D. Miese
gaes. P. J. Healey, M. McGlvnn. J. M.
Reynolds, Joseph Leggett and I)r. John A.
Pursuant to resolution, President C. C.
Terrell appointed five men to prepare ten
minute addresses upon subdivisions of the
charter. These will be delivered at the
next meeting of the club, which occurs on
the 2«th inst.
F. W. Lynch and A. D. Miesegaes were
appointed delegates to a meeting of the
Labor Council next Monday night, at
which a decision for or against the charter
will be reached, and a permanent organ
ization formed to influence voters in ac
cordance with that decision.
Indicted for Counterfeiting.
William J. Dean, D. Paquet and Giovanni
Montelbaum were indicted for manufacturing
and passing counterfeit money by the United
States Grand Jury yesterday. Dean and Paquet
were caught at work in, Oakland and Montel
baum in Solano County. Their cases will be
set for trial in a few days.
Accident to a Coalheaver.
Thomas Bailey, a coalheaver, working on
board the bark Highland Light, unloading at
the Howard-street bunkers, fell down in the
vessel's hold yesterday afternoon. When he
was taken ashore it was found that his : right
hipbone was broken.
IF MR. SCHEEL IS
ALLOWED TO GO !
Horrors Upon Horrors! This
. City Would Have to Con
fess Its Jayness.
MUSICIANS SHY AT US NOW.
One More Effort to Establish
High-Class Music on a
There is a great fear stalking among the
real music lovers of San Francisco that
has a tendency to drive them, as indi
viduals, to seek the vicinity of some busy
boiler yard where they may be unable to
- To think is to unbridle this fear, and the
fear brings chills and the headache, just
like a case of grip. The fear is that Fritz
Scheel will be baying a ticket for the East
one of these early spring days, and to the
Chicago newspaper man and him of New
York, also, will repeat the awful saying:
"San Francisco is a jay town."
Oh! Oh! That to this extremity we
we should come at last. Et tv, Scheel !
But it is exactly this extremity that con
fronts us, and if Music herself shall be
heard running disconsolately into discord,
this thing shall plead her excuse. She is
Mr. Scheel, with all the art and charm
and magic of his baton, has failed in San
When the terribly inquisitive newspaper
man of those unfeeling Eastern newspapers
shall put the question Mr. Scheel can do
no less than shrug his shoulders, and then
the reporter will .do no less than write
down byway of interpretation, "San Fran
cisco is a "ay town," for Mr. Scheel speaks
no English, whereby he might possibly ex
plain that he meant no such thing. But -
if Mr. Scheel goes East he will probably be j
willing to let his shrug stand unexplained, j
even if he spoke the English, for against j
any explanation that anybody might un
dertake stands the fact that" Mr. Scheel,
backed financially as it is not often the i
fortune of men to be backed, failed of pub- j
lie support in San Francisco.
Ten thousand dollars have been sunk in
the four weeks of symphony concerts. The
rent of the Auditorium has been paid up
to the Ist of April, but the series of con
certs which were to continue through eight I
weeks will conclude at the end of the fourth j
for lack of patronage.
"The reason is not because the music has
not been all that was expected," said
James 11. Love in a talk about it last night.
"Mr. Scheel is giving music equal to that
given by any orchestra in the country. He
is a better conductor than is the head of
the famous Boston symphony orchestra,
and he has soloists that have played as
stars in the great orchestras of the world.
The prices that have prevailed during these
concerts under the auspices of the Metro
politan Musical Society 7s cents for re
served seats— ridiculously low, and
yet nobody attends.
"These concerts have been fathered in
such form as makes their failure nothing
less than a wonder. The sum of money
necessary to carry them through was sub
scribed at the start, and everybody sup
nosed they would be the social craze. Just
look at tins."
Hanging at a desk near the entrance of
Sherman, Clay & Co.'s, where this conver
sation took place, is the following appeal
for aid and Hst of subscribers to the funa,
and it was to this that Mr. Love referred:
I earnestly appeal to the public to contribute
toward a Guarantee Fund, now in process of
collection, to enable Mr. Fritz Scheel to con
tinue his Auditorium concerts. ' Subscriptions
will not be collected unless a sufficient sum is
I will receive all contributions and adminis
ter the fund. John P___ot_,
Mrs. de Young !?250:He:iry Cone 5
Lloyd Tevis 100 Cash,"C. W. H 100
Mrs.JohnCunning- I Mrs. John H. Boalt 100
ham 100 James I). Phelan.. 100
W.H.Crocker 1 00 i Miss Hobart 500
Mr-. Horace Davis. 100 Stanford L. Sachs.. 2-5
E. E. Eyre and Dr.Trusk 10
friends 100 Misses Godcbanx . . 10
Horace Hill 100 Mrs. Annie Dona-
W. B. Bourn 100 hue 100
Gordon Blandlng... 100 Leon Sloss .. . 100
George Whitsel 100 J. Jacob! 25
A.Borel 100 M. Ur.,:„:,nstein... 25
Joseph D.Grant... 100 J. R.K.Xuttall.... 50
I- . a. BrnguiereJr. 100 Julius nosenstiru.. 25
John Parrott 100 Robert 11. Noble. . , 10
Cash, L. V. S 50 Cash, A. B 50
Henry T. Scott 50 Fred Zech Jr. 36
Mrs. 11. T.Scott... 50 1 Clans Spreckels ... 100
Cash 80 W. Mayo Xewhall. 100
A. A. Wheeler 50 Mrs. T. W. Park... 50
Btaskower A: Co . . 30 Miss Mills 25
Albert Pissis 25 j Miss Florence Mills _.*>
Henry J. Crocker,. 25 Dr. M. Herzstein.. 100
Edgar Mills 50; Judge R. Qayne... 25
Dr. A. Barkaii 6015. W. Rosenstock.. 26
R.M.Tobin 25 1 Dr. C. M. Boochter. 50
Mrs. Harvey.... ' 25 C. R. Winslow.. . . 25
Mrs. A.M. Parrott. 100 1 Karl Howard 20
H. J. Wormser 25 1 F. J*. Deerin_ 60
Miss Eastwood 10 C 8. Pillsbury 50
Miss Kohl, San Ma- | Charles P. Keiis... . 50
teo 100 ! John S. 80yd... 50
W. E. Brown 50 I. W. Hellman .. . 50
Miss H. M. New- R. K. Form an 25
hall 25 Arthur Srrivner..'. 25
Mrs. McElroy 25 Mr. Greenwood 100
William Wolff 50, Mrs. Kal.n 10
W. 08. Macdou- I Mrs. Ira Pierce ... 25
ough 50 Mr*. T.l-'. M 40
Jerome Lincoln. . 60 J. K. Walter.... 60
Cash 20 Mrs. Harriet P.
Miss R. McLean... 25 Christy 20
Jacob Stern 60 -Miss E. D. Buck-
Mrs. Levy 10 Ingham 10
8. Schwabacher.... 28 Mr. Carrigan... ' ->0
A.B.Becker 85 1 """.
Cash, B 200; Total $5230
This amount has been supplemented by
some $GOO secured at a ladies tea given by
Mrs. Robert A. McLean and other sums
by Mrs. Tucker until it reached about
$10,000. This sum was subscribed and
given outright and was in excess of the re
ceipts of the concerts, but it has all, or
most of it, vanished. The salary list alone,
exclusive of that of Mr. Scheel, "amounts to
about $1100 per week. To this must be
added the rents of the Auditorium, light,
heat, service, advertising, etc.— and that is
where the money went. The arrangement
for Mr. Scheel 's personal services is private
and confidential bet v.-een himself and John
Parrott, president of the Metropolitan Mu
"Scheel and his men all want to stay here
if they can," resumed Mr. Love. "But
Scheel can go wherever music is appre
ciated and get his own figure, you know,
and Reiter and the other well-known solo
ists are in receipt of about three offers per
day. Now, if they are allowed to go, it
will be to San Francisco's hurt in a
measure that she will not soon recover
from. They will not be readily induced to
come back, and all of their costly and
artistic kind will spurn us. Already the
effect of this failure is apparent, t had
about completed arrangements with Ysayi,
or rather with his manager, R. E.John
son, to come here, and I am to-day in re
ceipt of a letter which briefly expresses
regrets 'because Mr. Ysaya must return to
Europe.' Briefly, they have heard that
good music does not 'go' in San Francisco.
Gilmore's band, which intended to come
here in May, has also sent regrets.
"Now, the odd part of all this is that
these concerts are not attended even by the
people who profess to be lovers of music.
Many of the people whose names are on
that list for liberal subscriptions and who
are never tired of talking about the neces
sity of providing high-class music to culti
vate the taste ofthe people do not them
selves attend. A lady whose name is
among the liberal subscribers was in here
the other day talking just that way. I
said something about the beauties of the
concert the preceding night. She said she
had not been there. I spoke of the concert
of last Thursday evening, one of the finest
of the series. She had not been there. I
expressed the hope that she would attend
the concerts yet to come, but she feared
her engagements would not permit her to
"Now, the fact is that is just the trouble
with the concerts. If these society ladies
undertook to crowd the house they could
do it with little effort; their presence alone
would do much toward it their following
would do it. Many say there haS been too
much music all at once, and perhaps that
is true. The need seems to be some relief
to the music— people cannot sit through
so much of it. Scheel gave too much for
the money, really, with his ample pro
gramme, and complaisance in the matter
of encores.' :«:
"_}ut Scheel himself was conscious of the
necessity of relieving the strain of an even
ing of music by providing something to
engage the eve as well, and at the time Mr.
Parrott made this engagement with him
was training a ballet of seventy -five girls
to perform marches and dancing to the
"Now there is to be another effort, this
time in the line of opera. The great cost
of bringing the great numbers of high
priced people incidental to the production
of opera away out here has been a bar in
that direction, for it was shown in the re
cent effort in that direction that we have
ho theater large enough to make a return
of the money invested. The cost of bring
ing the Abbey & Grau Metropolitan Opera
Company, orchestra and all, was estimated
"Now it is thought that, with an excel
lent orchestra, together with a chorus in
constant training, the principals and
prima donnas could be brought here and
San Francisco treat itself with grand opera
just whenever the words might be spoken.
So there is to be a meeting next Friday
afternoon, an initiation affair, with a con
cert to go with it, to take steps in that di
"The idea is to organize a ladies' auxil
iary to the Metropolitan Musical Society
after the plan of some Eastern organiza
tion, the members to pledge a certain
financial support to all good music, this
opera idea in particular. If this shall suffi
ciently materialize it will result in Mr.
Scheel and his orchestra remaining where
"Whatever happens," said Mr. Love,
"Mr. Scheel must acknowledge that there
are some people in San Francisco who can
work wonders in behalf of music and I
don't think he will meet their equal in
many places. They are John Parrott and
others at the head of the Metropolitan
While admitting and regretting the ill
success that has attended the later con
certs under the direction of Mr. Scheel,
some musical people attribute it to other
causes than lack of appreciation. They say
that Mr. Scheel's concerts called" out
crowds at first and were an unqualified
success. But Mr. Scheel required an
interpreter for everything he said,
and suffered through bad management.
Concerts were given for benefits in which
no one had any interest, the bar in the
place had a tendency to prolong the waits
in order that a few might satisfy thirsts,
and popularity waned in consequence un
til Mr. Scheel fell into debt. With a good
business head, and managers looking after
the orchestra it is hoped and believed suc
cess will attend it.
"Why shouldn't it?" said a member of
the society. "Scheel is a better conductor
than Paner of the Boston Symphony, and
his muic is on a level, if not superior, to
that organization. Their concerts are
thronged at high prices, tickets are held at
a premium and speculated upon. Why
should they not be here unless— unless —
it is a jay town?"
BY THE AMERICAN BAND.
Over Five Thousand Persons Carried
Away With Wild Delight— Ex
There were more than 5000 persons in
the Mechanics' Pavilion last night listen
ing to the music of Director Roncovieri's
American concert band, and if the enthu
siasm of the big crowd was an evidence of
their feelings the work of the largest band
in America was joyfully accepted by the
School children were, as is usual on
General Bentine Arrives With Aid.
[Sketched by a "Call" artist from the screen.]
Mondays and Saturdays, admitted free,
and as a consequence there was a constant
series of juvenile rushes and scurries be
tween the several pieces rendered. If the
little ones got in the way of their elders it
was accepted as part of the plan of pleasure,
and good-nature prevailed on all sides.
Of pretty women there were scores, and
the many unincumbered young men
looked right and left in semi-bewilderment
at the dainty forms that met them on every
side. There was fun and amusement, and
the more sedate people looked on and
laughed reminiscentally. It was a car
nival of music and jollity from which criti
cism was barred.
, The various illustrations of the music
were received with wild outbursts of de
light by the young folks, and the shrill
whistle of the omnipresent small boy often
threatened to drown the energetic efforts
of the hundred men on the stage.
The medley selection of popular songs
brought out in strong relief the ability of
the street whistler, and there were many
more accompaniments than there were
actual musicians. But it was when the
Midwinter Fair was recalled in detail by
the screen pictures and the band that the
crowd went wild, and insisted on encore
after encore. The Turks, the dancing
girls and all the attractions of the Midway
Plaisance were shown on the screens and
recognized with delight.
The views of celebrated paintings which
brought George Washington strongly to
the front proved that patriotism was yet
strong in man, woman and child in San
Francisco. The well-known negro pictures
of the "Darktown Events"called out strong
applause, as did the next piece, which was
descriptive of General Custer's fight on the
Little Big Horn. -
The piece is a splendid work and the
Indian motifs especially well brought out.
It is in parts as follows
Sioux Indian wardance— night before the
battle. Bugle-calls in Ousters camp before
forming the line of march. Custer's cavalry
on march to Sioux's camp, the sound of horses'
hoofs in the distance. Approach of Custer's
cavalry with band playing "Red, White and
Blue," the Indians responding with their cus
tomary war music. Battle of "Little Big
Horn," in which our great general lost his life.
Arrival of re-enforcements, General Bentine
and cavalry. Custer's burial, volley of shots,
muffled drums and bugle sounding the last
calls over our great general's grave. Finale—
''Nearer, My God, to Thee."
'■ The picture of General Bentine's arrival
with aid was received with enthusiasm,
and the battle scene, when it seemed as
though all the band were firing howitzers,
was particularly strong. Call after call
showed the appreciation of the crowd.'
The night alarm, showing a tire-engine
rushing out of its house at the first sound
of the bell, was shown without music be
cause the repeated encores had practically
doubled the length of the programme.
As it was, when the last march by Ron
covieri was being ; played the big crowd
seemed half-inclined to stay longer and
applaud until they got more music, but
the tired musicians packed up their instru
ments and the crowd left, chatting about
the pleasant musical evening.
Nothing spurious is found in the Almighty
Dollar (Cigar). *
The Regents Ask More Work
From Mount Hamilton
DID NOT PAY DUNNE'S BILL
The Street Contractor May
Have to Bring Suit for
The Board of Regents of the State Uni
versity met in regular session yesterday,
1 Regents Black, Kellogg. Bartlett, Hallidic,
; Hellman, Houghton, Martin, Marye and
Rodgers being present.
A long discussion arose over the recom
mendation by the committee on internal
administration that only occasional lec
tures be given at Berkeley by the astron
omers of the Lick Observatory instead of
: regular lectures as proposed at the last
meeting. A letter from Professor Holden
favoring the occasional system was read.
; Regents Rodgers and Hellman spoke at
length against the recommendation, de
claring that the needs of the university
should be consulted rather than the con
venience of the astronomers at Mount
Hamilton. Regent Houghton thought
that the astronomers were already over
worked and disapproved giving them any
! more to do. The matter was finally re
referred to the committee with instructions
io formulate some plan by which the
lectures should be regularly given.
Hadji Ephraim Benguiat has presented
; to the university an apparatus for distill
; ing attar of roses. The gift was formally
, acknowledged and the apparatus trans
ferred to the College of Pharmacy.
John C. Merriam was appointed in
: structor of paleontology at $100 a month,
his salary to commence August 1 next.
! He has been doing some gratuitous work
: in that department, and his appointment
| was strongly recommended by Professor
E. C. Landstrom was appointed fireman
'. in the mechanical engineering-shops, vice
Henry Deckhard, resigned. His pay is $75
Gustave E. Fancheux was appointed in
structor in French at $100 a month, vice
S. D. Huntington, resignea.
At the request of Professor Howison, G.
i M. Stratton s leave of absence on half pay
was extended to August 15, 1896. He is an
I instructor in the university and is in Ger
many studying experimental psychology
; with a view of taking charge of that depart
ment on his return. His half pay amounts
to $50 a month.
It was decided to preserve three copies
of the series of photographs prepared for
exhibition at the Midwinter Fair. One of
: these is to be kept available for future
! exhibitions, another to be preserved in
j portfolios as a permanent historical record
' of the university, and the third deposited
in the different departments of the institu
| tion subject to the orders of the president.
I The committee on grounds were given
• $50 for planting Boston ivy about the
; building and $500 for other improvements.
They wanted $1400. •
. ! It was reported that to light the library
; by electricity from the university plant in
volves an equipment expenditure of $3700
I and an annual expense of $757 50. To get
electricity from the Berkeley Electric-light
, Company would cost equipment $3700, an
nual expense $1125. If gas is to be used
• new pipes must be laid. No action was
I Bills for the month of February, aggre
gating $17,68199, were approved "and or
The bill of J. J. Dunne for grading Col
lege way, a street of Berkeley, adjoining
the university grounds, amounting to $1477,
was returned Toy the finance committee
with the report that there were no funds
available for its payment, and that the
work had been done without authority.
An opinion from Attorney John B. Mhoon
was read, stating that the grounds of the
At the First Alarm.
[Sketched by a "Call" artist from the screen.]
j university are not subject to a lien for im-
I provements ordered by the municipality.
Mr. Flynn was empowered to employ" a
I printer for one month at $75, to do certain
! work which has heretofore been done by a
J boy at $30 a month. The boy has accepted
a better situation.
Recommendations by President Kellogg
that W. C. Blasdale's salary be increased
$10 a month in lieu of compensation for
Bummer school work, that Professor W. C.
Jones be allowed $100 expenses to attend
an important educational convention in
Denver next July, and that Professor Soule
be empowered to purchase a needed sur
veying transit were referred to the finance
committee. Its members intimated that
tneir action will be unfavorable.
I Only one thing cheap about this
DlVAN— price. Silk-covered, in-
laid mahogany, •/*."'.■
Not "special," not "cut," not
"reduced"— but our REGULAR
An ornament to any one's par-
lor—why not yours
750 Mission St.
NEW TO-DAY— AMUSEMENTS.
AX. lIAY.MAN A CO. (Incorporated), Proprietor,
Si ond and Last 'Week!— Last M_tlE«;'Satuiday»
33 U JHL3=LO>T_TC3V--g-g-i,
Supported by Her Own Excellent Company, pre-
senting Henry Arthur Jon Powerful Play,
By Arrangement with E. S. wii.i.aßD.
, I'_=l._a_ :
ft HAVE YOU
& th " ' Thought that the first
7_i \lf w_J Real Comic Opera of
jmt\ »-*•-_ _2» the Season is an-
/• 'JfVC!l]^i nounced for
SKffr. MONDAY EV'NG,,
F h*_S^_ March 18, and that
t TO-MORROW MORN-
ING at 9 o'clock Seats
GO ON SALE FOR
W9F&r* /_* FENCING
\T v *' MASTER
As presented by the Superb Company of 60 Artists
Under the direction of F. <•. Whitney.
S. F. A. Co ...Leonard o rover, Manager
Matinees Saturday and Sunday.
The Two Greatest Shows on Earth Com-
bined in One.
$3500 Expenses This Star Week.
ENTIRE DOUBLE COMPANY.
Two Clowns. The Star Dog Circus.
Tho Monkey Circus.
A Great Army of Specialties.
The Glorious Pageant,
"The Shower of Gold."
Positively No Free List This Week.
Prices dust the Same— loc, 15c, 25c. f
" 35c. and SOc.
The Handsomest Family Theater in America.
WALTER MOROSCO.... SoIe Lessee and Manager
THIS EVENING AT 8,
Second "Week and Regular Matinees.
Of Sims and Pettit's Great Melodrama,
IN THE RANKS!
Great Success of MAID EDNA HALL.
Ev_an_r_ Prices— loc, _5c and 50c
Matinees Saturday ana Sunday.
Seats on Sale from 9 a. m. to 10 p. m.
Mrs. Ernestine Kreijnq Proprietor A Manager
IftdMifit-nilE WEEK ONLY
Grand Production Lecocq's Masterpiece,
Monday, March 18— "NANON."
: In Preparation, • :Look PRINCESS*
: BLUE BEARD JR. : .Out for NICOTINE:
Popular Prices— 2sc and 50c.
MUSICAL SOCIETY'S CONCERTS
AT THE AUDITORIUM.
Herr FRITZ SCHEEL, Kapellmeister.
last •xa7-__.__._e_: ♦
THIS AFTERNOON AT 3 O'CLOCK,
PUBLIC SYMPHONY REHEARSAL.
Overture, "In Autumn" Grieg
Bympnony No. 7 Beethoven
Suite, Casse Noisette Tschaikowsky
Thursday Evening, Fourth Symphony Concert.
Friday and Saturday, Popular Concert.
SUNDAY, MARCH 17.
IRISH NATIONAL NIGHT.
PRICES: Admission to Popular Concerts, 25c <
j Admission to Symphony Concerts, SOc; reserved
; seats 25c extra.
Seats on sale at Sherman, Clay <fc Co.'s daily,
I 9 a. m. to 5 p. m.
j MUSICAL FESTIVAL
j AMERICAN CONCERT BAND!
ALFRED RONCOVIERI, Director.
Turkish Theater! Royal Marionettes!
Mystic Illusions ! Foster's Tamale Grotto !
Programme Changed Every Night.
| General Admission with reserved seat 25 cents
American Night Next Friday.
A_ Hayman & Co. (Incorporated) Proprietors
THE ~T~ IS
TIME I SHORT!
ONLY A FEW MORE -PERFORMANCES!^
j A TEMPERANCE TOWN
From Hoyt's Theater, New York.
__. R. STOCKWELL as Mink Jones.
31 ARCH 18
EMILY BANCKER in "QUI, FIAT."
SUCCESS ! SUCCESS!
| C_=_:.-_v._F_l_:__£» 3=tlC3-G-J3'
NEW YORK COMPANY
. • oa.se;
HISS ROSE STILLnA.N as IZA.
THE SISTERS O'BRIEN
Late of the Alhambra Theater, London.
DO NOT PAIL TO SEE THIS SHOW!
Prices— 7sc, SOc and 25c.
O'Farrell Street, Between Stockton and Powell.
GREAT AND PRONOUNCED HIT OF
OUR NEW COMPANY !
LA REGOLANCITA AND SISTERS,
In Their Famous Fairy Ballet, for Two Seasons
the Craze of New York City ;
3-THE BROTHERS FORREST- 3
Eccentric Musical Comedians, Direct from Europe;
MAGEE AND CRIMMINS,
In the Greatest of All Burlesque Boxing Arts;
' Lydia Yeamaxb-Titcs, Dklahr & D_B_r_
and Ao___ Pl-rvi.-s Onki, comprising the I
GRANDEST SHOW IN THE CITY ! *
Reserved Seats. 25c; Balcony, 10c; Opera Chairs
and Box Seats, 50c.
I WA M Corner Stockton
YV IVJ VV /A IV^, an(J Geary sts#
GREAT SUCCESS OF THE
First Production of the Fascinating Musical
_=»oo__k._=_: <_»_\r-T____s :
By ALICE YORK and a Magnificent Company.
js_r Reserved Seats, 25c; opera chairs, 35cj
General Admission, 10c. - _,
RUNNING _*Sfe!^___ RUNNING
RACES! SBBS^Cw RACES!
CALIFORNIA JOCKEY CLUB RACES,
BAY DISTRICT TRACK,
COMMENCING SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 189 L
Races Monday, Tuesday. Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday — Rain
Five or more races each day. Races start at 2
r. it. sharp. McAllister and Geary street cars pass
gate. ~*.-Ji''Z ,- 1