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A TRIP IN CHINATOWN
It Nearly Resulted in Disaster
to Two Curious Young
DECEIVED BY THEIR GUIDES.
Were Enticed Into a Disreputable
House— A Very Narrow
John King, a Chinatown guide, is nnder
arrest on a charge of enticing two minor
girls into a disreputable resort on Sunday
Ust King is a well-known character
about Chinatown, but until recently he
has not been molested much by the police.
The evidence against him is of such a
character as to convince the public that
sight-seeing in the Chinese quarter by
young girls is not unattended by grave
Last Sunday afternoon Eva Sheldon,
aged 15 years, of 540 Hayes street, accom
panied Myrtle Cossotti, aged 17, of 701
Laguna street, to Chinatown. Both girls
are attractive in appearance. While stand
ing at the corner ol Clay and Dupont
street? they were approached by King and
Dominic MeAuliffe, also a guide, and asked
by them if they would not like to "see the
"1 wanted to run away," said Miss Shel
don, "when the nun Bpoke to us, but Myr
tle said she had long wished for a chance
Chinatown, and if we could see the
different places for nothing we ought to
take advantage of t lie offer. King did all
the talking. Ho said he would take care
of us and see that we would come to no
harm. It was too late to see the town that
afternoon, for I had to be at home at 6
o'clock to prepare supper for my parents.
After some talk we decided to meet King
and McAuliffe at 8 o'clock and make the
Miss Sheldon returned home and pre
pared the evening meal for her parents,
who then left the house to attend church, i
ii tsa Sheldon said nothing of her proposed
trip to her mother, and after her departure
the girl went to the corner of Hayes and
Laguna streets, where she met Miss Cos
eotti. They boarded a car and went down
"We met King and McAuliffe according
to agreement," said Miss Sheldon, "and
we went into a few place? along Dupont
street. The guides treated us well, but
finally King BOggested that we should go
to the Chinese theater. We agreed to the
suggestion, but the men did not take us to
the theater. They took us to a building at
the corner of Brooklyn alley and Sacra
mento street, as I learned afterward. It
didn't look much like a theater, but we
didn't suspect anything wrong uutil the
door was opened by a white woman.
"Myrtle and I held Lack a little, but
King said, ' Come on, girls; it's all right.'
"We then went into the front room,
where a lot of women were sitting. A few
men were there, also, and they acted
"I became frightened and started for the
door, which was being opened for some
one. King and McAuliffe tried to stop us,
but when we began to scream they drew
back. We saw v.c had been fooled, and,
despite the efforts of the men and women
to hold us back, we ran out of the house, i
"We then told a policeman of the matter
and King was arrested."
The occurrence was reported to Secretary
McComb of the Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Children, on Monday, and he
caused a warrant to be issued for the arrest
of King and McAuliffe. King was found
without difficulty, but thus far McAuliffe
has eluded arrest. Despite the protests of
Mi:;s Sheldon's parents, the girl and her
companion were placed in the City Prison
and booked for some public institution.
Mrs. Sheldon is greatly incensed at the
detention of her daugiiter, who, she de
clares, was booked fur an institution
against her protest.
'My daughter," said she, "is an inno
cent girl and I intend to provide for her.
She has never been mixed up in a scandal,
but on Sunday she trusted herself impru
dently to a couple of scoundrels, who no
doubt intended to take advantage of her
and her companion. They enticed her
into a disreputable place and misht have
accomplished their purpose had" not the
girls created a disturbance. I cannot see
why she should be arrested. I have placed
my case in the hands cf Attorney Allen
and will see if my daughter cannot be res
cued fiom prison."
Myrtle Cossotti is an orphan and has
earned a livelihood for several years by
working as a servant in private families.
LOCATING THE HEIRS.
Attorney Os,car T. Shuck of This City
Succeeds in Finding 3lany Kela
tives of Dead Capitalists.
A part at least of the thousands and tens
of thousands of dollars remaining un
claimed in the vaults of the Hibernia Bank,
the Savings and Loan Society and other
Biinilar institutions, will in all probability
be distributed to the legal heirs of the last
depositors within the next few weeks.
Attorney Oscar T. Shuck, who has been
appointed by the court to represent many
of the absent heirs, is receiving letters
every day from people claiming to know
more or less about the parties inquired for,
giving information that will greatly facili
tate the distributing of the long-idle money.
Yesterday he received a letter from Chi
cago, which throws considerable light on
the case of Mrs. Mary Burke, who has $8000
to her credit in the Savings and Loan So
ciety. Mrs. Burke was a Chicago woman,
her maiden name being Mary Newland.
She married Burke at an early age, but left
him and came direct to San Francisco.
Efforts are being made to prove her death,
and if that can be done to the satisfaction
of the bank officials the $8000 will at once
be paid to her heirs.
One of the most peculiar cases is that of
H. Mariah Mooney. Mr. Shuck has been
corresponding with the Mayor of St. Au
burns, Vt., where the missing woman was
born, and learns that the woman Tinted
her parents in 1880, but she has sincH dis
appeared and all efforts to locate her have
proven futile. A few days ago, among a
lot of old papers a document was brought
to light purporting to be the will of Manah
Mooney, in which all of her property was
fiven to certain named relatives. Until
eath can be established the will is not
deemed sufficient authority on which to
pay over the $1000 in the Hibernia Bank to
Lawyer E. B. Power of Nevada City
writes that he has discovered the missing
Mary E. Collier, who had $750 placed in
the bank to her credit by Dr. Tappan,
afterward killed in an Indian fight in Ari
zona. Proofs of her identity will be
forwarded in a few days, when the money
will be paid to her.
The place and date of the death of
Michael Murphy, who placed a consider
able sum in the bank, has been determined
through thp efforts of Mr. Madden of
Auburn and his only heir is now living
in Kalamazoo, Mich. There will be $1800
coming to Murphy's heir when the rec
ords are finally approved.
The heirs of Jeremiah Pendergast, whose
peculiar story was told in the Call a few
days ago, have been located in County
Cork. Ireland, and the necessary papers to
secure the $12,000 due Pendergast or his
heirs are being made out.
Other cases, hitherto shrouded in mys
tery, are being rapidly cleared up, notably
the history of Kate Welch, Matthew
Hayes and John T. Ed;>ar. In the cas^ of
the* latter Mr. bhuck has received letters
from Salt Lake City and Santa Clara giv
ing the address of his people.
In all probability the $10,000 in the Hi
bernia ttank to the credit of Alexander
Smith will go through no end of litigation
before it is finally distributed. There are
three claimants in the field— a daughter,
a brother and a nephew. This last claim
ant, the nephew, is living in Owassa,
A LABOR COMMONWEALTH.
Another Schemo for the Solution of the
It J. Jeffries of Seattle, Wash., will de
liver a lecture to the unemployed on Mon
day evening, April 22, 1895, at the Temple,
115 and 117 Tifrk street, preparatory to his
organizing a tour of the United States for
the purpose of forming co-operative so
cieties amongst, the unemployed, on the
subject of "Co-operation and Organization
of Labor and Capital."
The lecture will touch upon the peren
nial problem of what is to be done for the
unemployed. A suggestion is to be sub
mitted that a co-operative commonwealth
be founded with a membership of 500,000.
In the prospectus of the proposed com
monwealth it is stated that with this
membership and a subscription of only ten
cents per head railroads could be built to
coal and mineral deposit centers and a
percentage could be employed to establish
new industries instead of being loaned ont
at interest and thus lying idle.
It is also reported that the city of Port
land has donated to the new venture 1000
acres of land, which it is proposed to util
ize for the purposes of the commonwealth.
FEARS FOR HER SAFETY.
The Schooner Twilight Long
Overdue From Willapa
Fears Expressed for the Vessel's
Safety— Off for Alaska.
The schooner Twilight is twenty days
out for this port from Willapa harbor, and
her agents fear that she is lost. The aver
age run from Willapa is eight days, and at
this time of year the Twilight should have
been heard from long ago. Quite a fleet of
vessels left in company with the missing
schooner, and all have arrived or have
been accounted for. Not a word has been
heard of her since the day she sailed, and
the outlook for her safety is said to be a
The Twilight is an old-timer, and is very
•well known on this coast. She is a vessel
of 175 tons net, and was built at Port Lud
low. Wash., in 1874. *he is 112.6 feet in
length, 30.2 feet beam and 9 feet in depth
The steamer Oregon, which has been laid
up in Sausalito for several months, came
over yesterday and docked at the Oregon
Railway and Navigation Company's
wharf. She will take the place of the
steamer Columbia, which is to be laid up
The schooner Louis sailed yesterday
morning for Nushigak, and stie carried
away ninety-five Chinese and seventy
white men for the canneries of the Alaska
The steamers Hattie Gage and Polar
Bear will come out of Oakland Creek to
morrow and be towed to this side, where
they will be fitted out for Alaska. During
the fishing season they will act as tenders
for the salmon Meet.
The North Pacific Coast Company has
announced its determination of abandon
ing its freight berth at the foot of Clay
street, and to-day the barges and tugs will
be removed to Lumbard-street wharf.
The thoroughbred racer Mowitza was
one of the most important passengers on
the State of California, which sailed for
Portland yesterday morning. The animal
cut up allsorts of "didoes on the dock arid
finally had to be blindfolded before he
could be led aboard.
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Queer Outcome of a Suit for Divorce.
A Nuvcl Predicament for Mrs.
Mrs. Sophie Bartles of 520 Nineteenth
street is wondering whether she is legally
entitled to the name she bears. The story
related by her to Secretary McComb of the
Humane Society yesterday is a peculiar
one and in many respects quite romantic.
On August 31," 1890. Miss Sophie Bush
married William C. B. Bartles, a wood
turner by occupation. The couple had
passed through a courting period extend
ing over many months. The wedding was
largely attended and the bridal pair re
ceived the congratulations of numerous
friends upon their happy espousal.
"Unfortunately, however, the couple re
alized soon after the honeymoon that they
were not well mated. At least they thought
so. They had many disagreements, fre
quent quarrels, which finally resulted in
an open rupture in 1893. Mrs. Bartles
charged her husband with cruelty, and,
pending suit for divorce, she went "to live
with her mother.
The suit was heard by Judge Finn, and
he, after hearing all the evidence, granted
Mrs. Bartles a divorce. For some reason
the decision of the court was not recorded,
except on the minutes of the clerk of the
court, and the judgment-roll bears no rec
ord of the decree. Meanwhile Mrs. Bartles
met her husband at a family gathering,
where they had an opportunity of talking
over the events of the past, and they de
cided upon a second marriage. Inasmuch
as the decree of divorce had not been form
ally entered, they were advised that in the
eyes of the law'thcy were still man and
wife. Apparently ignorant that their
course was a trifle irregular, the couple
began housekeeping for the second time.
The couple lived happily together for
twelve months, when trouble again en
sued. One night Bartles packed up his
valise and went to Los Angeles. Mrs. Bar
tles implored him to return, but in vain.
Mrs. Bartles has since been informed
that the divorce granted by Judge Finn
was legal, even if it was not entered in the
judgment roll. If that be true, did her
subsequent residence of twelve months
with her ex-husband constitute a legal
marriage in the absence of a ceremony? In
the light of many decisions in similar cases
it would appear that the couple were really
married, for the reason that they had as
sumed marital relations and were* regarded
as man and wife to all the world. If this
also be true another suit for divorce may
Secretary McComb has written to Bartles
at Los Angeles with a view of patching up
Dft. PLOUFS SLAYEB.
Hia Case Will Come Up for Hearing
The preliminary hearing of McGaughey,
the slayer of Dr. Plouf, was up before
Police Judge Conlan yesterday. The prose
cution finished its case. Howard Mc-
Sherry, the . attorney for McGaughey,
moved that the case be dismissed on the
ground of contradictory evidence. The
motion was not granted.
M< Sherry then asked for a postponement
until 11 o'clock to-day to decide whether
he should put in any testimony for the
defense. This request was granted. A
motion to admit the accused to bail will
also come up this morning.
For Ladies To-Day.
Reserved seats on the ground floor at
Stockwell's Theater this afternoon for Em
met's beautiful play, "Our Fritz," are
only 50 cents. Children under 15 years, 25
cents to any part of the house.
TIIE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1895.
They Are to Be Found in Every
Land and in Every
FOUR BRANCHES OF THE ART.
Abundance of Coin and Leisure Not
Necessary Adjuncts to
The amateur photographer is a curious
individual. He exists in every clime.
"From the rising of the sun even to the
setting thereof" is found the übiquitous
camera-fiend. Among Indian temples or
Spanish ruins, in gay Paris or sober Lon
don, in the land of the sphinx, on the
heights of the Andes — everywhere can
specimens of his genus be found.
The date of the settlement of his species
in fair California is unknown, but without
" STRICTLY IN IT.'
[.4 genre study by William 8. Hockstadtrr.]
doubt it is long, long ago. Strange to Fay,
he has always been regarded as a nuisance.
He has been looked upon with jealousy by
his professional brother; he and his lynx
eyed instrument are the bete noir of en
gaged couples, of bathers on the beach, of
cyclists painfully mustering the A B C of
their art — if, indeed, bicycling can be
termed an art. There is a very prevalent
idea abroad that he should be extermin
ated; that he has no business in this vale
of tears, anyhow. Means to that end have
been tried since the birth of photography
in, its simplified form, and the aid of every
body, from the policeman to the comic
journal, has been invoked to bring about
And vet he flourishes, yea, even like unto
the cedars of Lebanon. He has gotten
unto himself a club, which he has named
the California Camera Club. He has
established cycling and outing annexes to
that club, and has furnished his clubrooms
in the best style. He has invested in the
finest apparatus, both for himself and his
club, that money can purchase, and, witti
a comfortable balance at his banker's, pro
poses to have a good season the coming
gumracr, prolific in beautiful and curious
In his project for advancing the art of
photography the California amateur is as
sisted by Dame Nature, for it is a univers
ally recognized fact that the bright and
almost perennially clear atmosphere of the
State is exceptionally favorable to the
Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris.
[From a photograph by Em. Elzas.]
photographer, both amateur and profes
sional. As a London photographic maga
zine renurked recently: "California is
without doubt the paradise of the photog
The branches of photography usually
practiced by the amateur may be broadly
divided into four:
2. View work.
■ 3. Architecture.
4. Genre studies.
The first of these classes Is hardly ever
taken up by the amateur with any degree
of success. There are far too many requi
sites in the shape of posing, even distribu
tion of light, avoidance of shadow and
other matters of detail, smalL in them
selves, but which, nevertheless, tend to
produce a finished, artistic and profes
sional-looking picture. Then, again, there
is the important matter of retouching, lor
every portrait negative plate must be re
touched, be the original the possessor of
never so fine a complexion. And retouch
ing is expensive, ranging in price from 15
cents to $1 per negative, and of course in
many instances this item is quite prohibi
The second branch of amateur photog
raphy, view work, is by far the most popu
lar for many reasons. The photography
of landscape pictures calls for but the
smallest possible amount of judgment in
the matter of timing. Thus the consider
able element of uncertainty which exists
in the studio is to a great extent elimi
inated. There is, besides, a great fascina
tion in transferring to paper mountain,
valley and rustic scenery, and, with the
exercise of a little judgment, the enthu
siastic amateur may possess himself of
pictures which form valuable souvenirs of
jolly outings, and which are a never
failing source of delight to himself and his
friends. If he tire of preserving his "prints"
in album form he may, by tne use of trans
parent gelatine plates, convert his nega
tives into stereopticon slides at small cost,
and thus provide many an evening's amuse
ment for his family circle.
Architectural photography is largely
patronized by the amateur on his travels.
Indeed, it may be regarded as axiomatic
that the traveling man, be he humble
drummer or millionaire tourist, wlio fails
to carry a camera with him on his jaunt,
loses many an opportunity of cultivating a
love for the beautiful.
Genre photography has many admirers.
For the enlightenment of the uninitiated it
should be explained that this branch of the
black art largely consists in the taking of
pictures wnich "express an idea. Appro
priate naming is an important factor in
producing a successful genre study, and a
catchy name may often convert a mediocre
photograph into a striking picture. The
practice of this class of work may usually
be pursued in the open air, and does no\,
therefore, call for that nicety of judgment
necessitated by studio work. The problem
of appropriate naming can also very often
be relegated to the lady acquaintances of
the artist with good result.
Let it not be supposed that abundance of
leisure is a necessary adjunct to the study
and practice of photography. The "dia
mond moments spoken of by Addison
can very often be utilized to great ad
vantage' The writer crossed from London
to Paris in the summer of '93. A small
breakdown in the Gare dv Nord depot at
Dieppe occasioned a delay of forty-five
minutes. In that short space of time he
secured six studies of French peasant life,
which were deemed worthy ot exhibition
in the salon of Le Photo Club de Paris.
Neither is an abundance of spare cash
necessary to insure good times with the
camera. It is a fact that the ranks of ama
teur photographers are largely recruited
from the clerk and salesman section of the
community, who are, as a rule, not over
blessed with this world's goods. If the
amateur does but enjoin himself the prin
ciple of "few and select" negatives his suc
cess is almost a matter of certainty.
POETS IN THE FORECASTLE
An Old Tar Voices His Opinion
of an Unmusical
The Art of Nautical Minstrelsy Said
to Be on the De
A stout four-master lay in the harbor
yesterday, her sails bent, her running-gear
coiled down, her windlass manned and a
tug alongside. But, as the purchase went
round, no ringing song was heard, but
slowly and sullenly Mercantile Jack
heaved and heaved as the cable clanked
through the hawsepipe. A grizzled old
sailor, who was working half a dozen crab
nets at the end of Lombard-street wharf,
unloosened himself upon the decay of nau
"When I sailed out of San Francisco
port twenty-live years ago," said the tar,
"we never thought of getting under way
without a real good shanty. To cot that
anchor up in silence, as those duffers aro
doing, would be to hoodoo the ship for
the whole voyage. But freights is low
and owners is petting 'mean,' and skippers
don't have anymore grog aft than they
know what to dv with. A fellor toes to
sea now as if he was going to jail. The
boarding-master has got his advance, he
has no clothes in his chest; and by the time
he is off the Horn the ship wilfowe him
about six bits, for he will have asked all
that's coming to him in outfit and boots.
Ship's clothes don't last long. Three wet
gales will use up a monkey-jacket, and a
suit of oibkins will Btand one watch on
"Then the oil is washed out of 'em, and
a man might as well be clothed in bed
ticking for all the water they will keep off.
There aint a law ever made that (Sin pro
tect a sailor. The boarding-master, the
shipping-master or the skipper will cut a
hole through it. Now, 'Storm Along' was a
fine old shanty, and 'Louisiana, Lowland.
Lo' would put heart in a man, no
matter how dull he felt. Then on the
halyards he had 'Whisky Johnny' or
'Rango Rango Rey,' and it would do his
heart good to see the yard go aloft, when
the men were toiling on to the fall, and
the mate stood by cheering them. A
good shanty man was respected by the
crew and the ollicers, in my day. A real
smart one would make up the verses as he
went along, and there were some mighty
fine poets before the mast, too. They'd
heave down on the fok'sle- in the dog
watch, and rehearse. Some of 'em were as
musical as these opera-singers, and if
there was anything whacked around on a
reefing topsail night, they came in for the
best share of it.
"There the anchor's short now. and not a
note have those fellows given. Why con
victs could not do their work more sulky.
I bet there ain't a shanty man in the ship.
Sail away," concluded the old barnacle,
as the graceful vessel pointed toward the
Gate, "but it seems to me the sailor who
goes to sea with his jaw tackle fast aint the
than to wrestle with a foul jib in a head
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German Benevolent Society.
A meeting of the board of directors of the Ger
man Benevolent Society was held Thursday
night, President E. C. Priber in the chair. The
relief committee reported that assistance had
been granted during the month of March to
140 men, 52 tf omen and 54 families. Five poor
patients, three men and two women, were Bent
for treatment to the hospital of the society free
of charge. Employment had been secured for
thirty-seven men and twenty-one women. Bix
hundred and fifty-seven prescriptions were
filled at the city drugstore of the society. At
the hospital 212 patients were treated during
the month at an expense of $6398. The general
meeting of the society will be held April 30 at
Druids' Hall. _
Seeking a Foreign Clime,
in searon of pleasure or business, should oe pre
ceded by the purchase of nature's great invigor
ator, Hostotter'B Htomach BittPrs, the bt-st and
most genial merllclnul safeguard in existence.
Mariners, miners, commercial travelers, tourists,
and all who travel by land or sea, sppak of It in
the hlgueAt terms. Malaria, biliousness, constipa
tion, indigestion, rheumutism, nervousness and
kidney trouble are remedied by it.
FROM PARK TO PRESIDIO
Efforts Under Way to Open
First Avenue as a Drive
TO BE PAVED WITH BITUMEN.
The Merchants' Association Is In
terested In the Proposed
First avenue, between Golden Gate Park
and the Presidio Military Reservation, will
soon be converted into a beautiful bitum
inized boulevard, with shade trees on each
side, if the efforts of a number of promi
nent citizens and organizations are of any
avail. Firit avenue is three-quarters of a
mile long and is a natural connection
uniting two of the most beautiful driving
parks on the coast.
In its present condition it is not fit for
any vehicle, except a coal cart, to roll over.
It is 100 feet wide, twenty feet wider than
the ordinary streets.
Some time ago the property-owners on
both sides, including the Cemetery Associ
ation on the east, made an effort to have
the avenue paved with bitumen and such
other improvements made as will convert
the thoroughfare into a driveway for car
riages. They stated that the Presidio
Reservation on the north is laid out with
elegant drives, and is the resort for many
owners of fine horses and carriages who
enjoy the fine scenery of that locahtv.
At the south end of the avenue is Golden
Gate Park, the attractions of which are
worldwide t also frequented by the lovers
of tine vehicles and fancy stock. Yet with
less than a mile of ground between the two
there is no means by which a driving party
can visit both places without going back
into the city. If the two were joined by a
finely paved driveway the value of prop
erty in the Richmond district would be
The Presidio Heights Improvement Club
was the first to take up the project, and the
Richmond District Improvement Club was
not slow to follow.
In this direction nothing has been ac
complished until the interest of the Mer
chants' Association was excited in the mut
ter. Now there is more than a good pros
pect that the avenue will be converted into
a boulevard. The first steps have been
taken and the other steps will follow to-day.
The first obstacle in the way is a steep
grade from Washington to Jackson streets,
amounting to a sixteen-foot rise in 100.
The Merchants' Association put Surveyor
Ernest McCullough to work to figure out
how this can be overcome, for under the
city ordinances no street of over an 8 per
cent grade can be paved with bitumen.
Mr. McCullqugh has recently submitted
the results of his work, which have been
accepted as satisfactory.
He started at Lake street and proposed
thai the grade to Clay street be changed to
a 6& per cent grade; from Chiy to Wash
ington a 7 per cent grade, und from Wash
ington to Jackson an 8 per cent grade.
Tins will allow an easy drive into the res
ervation, and the change can be made
without a great outlay of money.
The next obstacle is a number of street
railroad franchises on First avenue that
will have to be wiped out. None of these
cover the entire avenue and most have
lapsed because the terms of the contracts
were not fulfilled. An examination of the
records show the following franchises
granted over various parts of the avenue:
Ferries and Cliff House road, March 17,
1884, and June 8,1891; Central Railroad.
November 3, 1879; Geary-street Railroad,
April 9, 1377, and October 27, 1878; Ocean
beach Company. May 26, 1802; Sutter
street Company, July 20,1885; the Sutro
electric road has two franchises, granted
July 9, 1894, and the Market-street Rail
way Company has one dated August 4,
Mr. McCullough believes that all ex
cepting the three last stated have lapsed.
The Market-street franchise covers three
blocks and the Sutro franchise rive blocks.
The people interested in the proposed
boulevard have discussed the matter
with the Park Commissioners, and the
latter have given their promise that if the
driveway is made they will begin at Fulton
street and First avenue and continue the
boulevard into the main driveway of the
p-irk. The United States officers at the
Presidio have made similar promises for
the north end of the drive.
Another move will be made soon. A.
S. Baldwin, X. P. Cole and V. Stow of the
Merchants' Association and representa
tives of the improvement clubs will call
upon Mayor Sutro and request his co
operation in the matter. The meetiug will
be held next week, probably on Thursday.
They will request that he relinquish hia
claims upon the five blocks of the ave
nue held under hi» franchise, and secure a
franchise to operate his road along the
street to the west. The many advantages
of the proposed improvement as here set
forth will be urged for Mr. Sutro's favor
able consideration, and the members of
the Merchants' Association feel confident
that their arguments will accomplish the
The Market-street Railway people will
receive a similar request. Aside from those
named, there are hundreds of others inter
ested in seeing First avenue opened as a
beautiful boulevard. The work of grad
ing, sewering and paving with bitumen
will be attended to principally by those
JAPAN'S GREAT FESTIVAL
Ancient Glories Remembered
by the Celebration
Consul Koya Receives Prospectuses
of the Eleventh Cen
Prospectuses of the eleventh centennial
celebration of the founding of the city of
Kioto, Japan, which is about to be held in
connection with the fourth national exhi
bition there, have been received by the
Japanese Consulate. Some local mer
chants have been interested, said Secre
tary Nyeno yesterday afternoon and in
tend to pay the city a visit before the
exhibition closes, the date it will close
being July 31.
This is one of the great historical com
memoratious of Japan. Eleven hundred
pears ago Emperor Kwammu had the
capital removed from Nagaoka to Kioto
and built a palace and temple of such mag
nificence that architects of that country
look upon Kwammu's memorable reign as
having marked the restoration of their
ancient architecture on the most gigantic
This old capital of the Mikados is in it
self an exhibition. It is a city of thirty
six mountain peaks rather than one of
"seven hills," and its scenic advantages
and pleasant retreats are among its proud
boasts. The Tokaida railroad has to de
scribe a sharp bend there to touch the his
Among its chief architectural objects of
interest are the imperial palace, memorial
temple, the NUo castle, the Kin-Knkuji
and Gin-Kakuji— gold tower and silver
tower— the shrine of Kwanko, a patriot of
the ninth century; the Chion-In, with its
"hall of 1000 tatamis," and bell as famous
as that of Moscow ; and the two stupen
dous Honganjis and the Kurodani, around
which old Buddhist memories cling. What
Rome is to Europe, Kioto is to Japan. It
has been called the "Rome of the East."
The great Lake Biwa canal there is a
marvel among public works and engineer
ing. It was completed only three years
ago under the administration of Governor
Kunimichi Kitagaki, piercing two ranges
of mountains by three tunnels, one being
over 8000 feet long.
Seven miles is the length of its main
trunk, and it cost the citizens of Kioto
1,550,000 yen. By it the waters of Lake
Biwa are brought to the city and a connec
tion is made with the navigable end of the
river Uji at Fushimi.
The center of attraction at present is the
spacious ground in front of the memorial
temple. Every effort is made to recall the
Japan of eleven centuries ago. April 30 is
the day fixed for the gTeat celebration.
The anniversary is a national affair, con
tributions toward it amounting to 200,000
yen having been made, and the Emperor
himself having led with a gift of 25,000 yen.
A FLYING CAMP OUTFIT.
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How the ; Excursionist May Transport
His Baggage With Ease and
In a carpenter's shop on Mission street a
cunning artisan is constructing an aid to
outing which must recommend itself to all
lovers of summer tramps for its ingenuity
and simplicity. All who go in the coun
try and enjoy sleeping under the trees,
with the smell of the campfire in their nos
trils and the murmur of the brook for a
lullaby, have aimed at that grand desider
atum, economy in baggage and easy trans
portation. From Saturday afternoon to
Monday morning is a valuable vacation to
the toiler in cities. He naturally tends
toward the country, but to stop at a hotel
with the spouse and olive branches costs
money and is especially the luxury of the
rich. To camp out therefore is the best
thing to do, if the machinery neces
sary to a hasty camp can be easily
condensed and packed. The Mission-street
carpenter is producing the invention of
one who oonsiders a summer Sabbath
passed in town a neglect of the opportuni
ties for change and recreation that day of
rest affords. It is nothing more than a
trunk and go-cart combination. The box
is about 4 feet 6 inches long and 2 feet 6
inches in depth and is arranged in com
partments to contain the cooking utensils
and provisions necessary for a couple of
days in the woods. The top is so arranged
that by the addition of a tray it may do
service as a comfortable table. There are
E laces for the other things and everything
as its proper place.
All this is simple enough so far as the
packing is concerned, but the cream of the
invention is its facility for transportatign.
At the end of thy trunk are a set of clamps
for double axles, which are carried, with
the sniallwheels which are fitted to them,
inside. Now the tourist can express the
trunk to any point along the railroad, and
when it is put off and a mile or so lies be
tween him and a desirable stream, he ad
justs his wheels and axles and hitching
himself up as wheeler and putting the
young ones in the lead, he can merrily jog
along the road quite independent of horse
flesh in the shape of paclcmule or wagon.
The extent of territory this scheme opens
to him is most varied. The great point of
getting away from the railroad or highway
without impressing the granger is accom
plished by this camp furniture on wheels.
Along the Lagunitas are many most invit
ing spots, but to transport a camp outfit
there in broken sections is not only trouble
some but expensive. With this machine
the flying camper can, if dissatisfied with
one location, pack up and wheel on to
another, and on Monday morning have all
his impedimenta at the nearest railway
station squeezed down and sealed up like a
He Founded the Independent
Order of Foresters in
The Supreme Chief Ranger Given a
Reception at Union-Square
Union-square Hall was packed to its
uttermost capacity last evening, the occa
sion being a reception tendered by the In
dependent Order of Foresters to the su
preme chief ranger, Oronhyatekha, an M.
D.and founder of the order. Orauhyatekha
is a full-blooded Mohawk Indian and a na
tive of Toronto, Canada. In 1874 he found
ed the order of Foresters and has since
traveled extensively in organizing courts
in nearly every State in the American
Union. It is his intention to carry the
banner of this order throughout all the
countries of Europe during the next two
The supreme chief ranger has a deep and
abiding faith in the organization of which
he is the founder and leading spirit. He
believes that it is destined to become the
leading society in : the world. Replying
last evening to an address of welcome by
G. A. McElfresh, high chief ranger of.
California; he recounted the history of the
order from its inception and outlined what
he thoped it would accomplish in the
future. The reception programme, which
was followed by dancing, was as follows:
PROGRAMME — PART I.
Overture, "Crown Diamond" Auber
Bass, "Hybris the Cretan" Eliot
Mr. Homer Henley.
Cornet Russian Airs
Miss Pearl Noble.
Soprano, "How Can I Forget Thee" ..Denza
Miss Mabel Love.
Recitation (a) Up the Aisle,
, : V r . (6) Aunt Pnie and Margaret,'
Miss Ivy Pauline French.
Tenor, "Christmas Rose" Lloyds
Mr. Frank Coffin.
Violin, (a) "Tyrolienne" I Alard
(&) "Kpanische Tanze" .Sarasate
Soprano, "Angels' Serenade" (with violin ac
Miss Susie Hert. b
Quartet, "Breeze of the Night". La Mothe
The Plymouth Male Quartet— Frank Cof
fin, George Rice, Daniel Ward, Charles
Introduction by G. A. McElfresh, High Chief
Hanger of California, of Oronhyatekha, M.D.,
supreme Chief Ranger.
Oration and address, "Forestry"
R. Fletcher Tilton, accompanist.
The work of making the entertainment
success was divided between the following
named gentlemen: °
Reception committee— J. L. Binet, C. L. Ames
A. P. M cmlaunt, A. Ross, E. J. Willis, William
Stewart, E. Norman, J. Sannes; arrangement
committee — H. F. Barbier, G. W. Knss, 0 J
Jolly, L. A. Kern, J. B. Knudson, S. X. Dubois'
11. A. Cullender, H. Meyer; floor committee-^
(Charles L. Perry, director), T. L. Henderson
J.W.Keller, EH. Seymour, J.»Mecredy, J
Kastendieck, G. H. Bushby. j.
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Sent Back to Her Home.
Caroline Johnson, who was deserted by her
husband, will leave for her home in Manitoba
with her baby this morning. MayorSutro took
an interest in the unfortunate young woman
and together with Captain McFee of the Sal
vation Army, the German Ladies' Benevolent
Society and the Associated Charities raided
sufficient money to pay Mrs. Johnson's railroad
fare and defray other expenses of the trip
Mrs. Johnson is a total stranger in the city.
She lived at 429 Eleventh street for a few
months. When her husband deserted her she
was obliged to appeal for charity. Her parents
reside at Whitewood, Manitoba.
The Humane Society.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals met yesterday. >»ecretary Holbrook
reported that 4(Ki cases wore reported in March,
of which 402 wore investigated. There were
Biaeteeo prosecutions and eleven convictions.
The following-named gentlemen were elected
to membership in the society; J. M Phillios
F. E. Dietz, N\ R. Doolittle, C. H. Brogdon The
appointment of the following us officers was
confirmed: 0. E. Nobmann, J.W. Layers lames
H. Duucau, J. J. Crooks and A. B. ispreckels.
POLITICS OUT OF FAVOR
The Labor Council Refuses to
Accept a Labor Party
DISPOSING OF GRIEVANCES.
May Day to Be Celebrated by a
Meeting: at Metropolitan
An attempt to have organized labor of
this State resolve itself into a vast political
machine was decidedly sat down upon by
the Labor Council last night. Delegate J.
K. Phillips of Typographical Union No.
21, at a previous meeting, offered resolu
tions which, if adopted, would have com
mitted the council to the calling of a State
labor convention in the near future and
the formation of a distinctively new party,
but the council refused to adopt them after
a spirited discussion, during which Presi
dent McGlynn and Secretary Burman gave
some pretty plain reasons for not permit
ting the council to go into politics just now.
According to Burman, the history of the
past had demonstrated that organized
workingmen had not proved loyal to their
own candidates and platforms in political
The May-day celebration will consist of a
mass - meeting at Metropolitan Temple
without any parade, reported Delegate
Knox of the A. R. U., who represented the
committee. Delegate Burns explained that
it had been thought proper to leave the
question of formal marching to the temple
in separate bodies from their respective
headquarters optional with the unions.
Eight speakers will address the mass
meeting, viz: Miss Charlotte Perkins
Stetson, Joab Harriman, James H. Barry,
Andrew Furuseth, R. T. Mclver, Rev. Dr.
Payne, a Unitarian preacher of Berkeley,
and Mrs. Singer of the Altrurian Society.
Several grievances came up and were
variously disposed of. The committee that
waited upon Raphael's reported that it had
been assured that organized labor could
have anything it wanted.
It came out that the Log Cabin bakery
trouble was traceable to a conflict between
two opposing unions — No. 51 and the Pro
gressive. It is to be settled by the execu
tive committee to-morrow. Messrs. Burns,
Irwin and Lyzen were appointed a com
mittee to ask the Parrott building con
tractors to employ only union labor. Del
egate McGlynn, on behalf of the Manufac
turers' Association, stated that an Eastern
agent had failed to get a contract for sup
plying iron work on the Parrott building.
fie also reported that the new depot gir
ders were such as would in all probability
be of home manufacture. It was stated
that the prospects for the building in this
State of the cars of the valley road were
Delegate Van Guelpen took occasion to
suggest that the different delegates request
their unions to use their moral influence
against particular brands of cigars exten
sively handled on this coast, which are no
toriouslyknown to be manufactured in what
Theodore Roosevelt, while a New York
legislator, pronounced "pest-holes" — the
tenement-houses. He supported his posi
tion by reading from the national organ of
the cigar-makers an editorial under the
caption, "A Blot Upon Civilization,"
which described the miseries and hardships
of the tenement-house workers.
A Bay Excursion.
The Internatio nal .Association of Car Ac
countants, as the guests of the Half-million
Club, took an excursion yesterday ait moon
around the bay on the tug Fearless, Captain
Randall. The party was entertained by the
Pacific Yacht Club at Sausalito, and visited the
different points of«nterest in ihe harbor. Ad
dresses were made by Secretary McKay of the
accountants, by President \V. H. Piais of the
Half-million Club, and by Mint Superintendent
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