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TUESDAY APRIL 23, 1895
CITY NEWS Iff BBIEF.
Fair, cloudy and cooler to-day.
For condensed city news read the seventh
page of ihe Call.
The Traffic Association decided yesterday to
continue its work.
Brief city items are to be found on this page
of the Cai.i. every day.
The valley road directors approved the lease
of China Bas-in yesterday.
Local items, bright and brief, can be found
on this page of the Call every day.
The Imperial Club has matched King and
Peppers to fight at Colnia nextmontn.
There will be swimming and boxing tourna
hold at the Olympic Club in May.
Professor Herron addressed the Presbyterian
ministers yesterday upon "Social Regenera
Railroad time-tables are published in the
Cam. free of charge for the convenience of the
Time-tables of the railroad companies are
published in the Call for the accommodation
Champion Riordan has accepted the chal
lenge issued by Harlow to play a match game
of handball. "
Oakland was given over to the Native Sons
yesterday, when the session of the Grand Par
lor was opened.
Mrs. If. E. Bonnell of Ocean View is the
mother of a month-old baby boy who weighs
just two i>ounds.
The young woman supposed to be Mrs. For
syth at San Jose *nd W&toonTillfl is Mrs. M. H.
Moore of this ihy.
Rev. Dr. Dille spoke before the Methodist
ministers yesterday on the subject of "The
Ideal Modern CUurch."
Native Sons* day in Oakland yesterday was a
grand success. The Grand Parlor was given
the freedom of the city.
The Pebris Commissioner granted several
permits to mine in El Dorado and Placer coun
ties with hydraulic power.
. The attention of the Fish and Game Commis
sioners is called to the killing of deer in Potter
Valley, Mendocino County.
The Baptist ministers yesterday passed reso
lutions sympathizing with the congregation of
■ Emmanuel Baptist Church.
A number cf valuable books, many of them
on electricity and kindred subjects, have been
added to the Free Public Library.
A petition for a franchise was made yester
day to the Supervisors for the valley road route
from China Basin to the county line.
The. Civic Federation has started work in
earnest, and will prosecute the streetcar com
panies that run over and kill people.
The Police Court clerks yesterday decided to
Obey the ordinance which regulates their
hours of attendance for accepting bail bonds.
A large number of volumes have been added
t«"Mhe Free Library during the past thirty days.
• There are now 80,323 books upon the shelves.
! Ex-Snpervisor Taber has written a history of
.Emmanuel Baptist Church, and makes an
■'.. appeal that nothing be done to damage the
The. Mayor vetoed the Church-street fran
chise.of the Market-streec Railroad Company,
uut.the solid eight of the Board of Supervisors
ha-d it placed on file.
A hew factor appeared in the sailors' fight
yesterday. William Mighell and Pope ATalbot
ed their intention of joining the Ship
. Seven municipal employes were removed by
a resolution of the solid eight and their suc
cessors appointed at the meeting of the Board
of Supervisors yesterday.
The San Jcaquin Valley Railroad Company
has petitioned the Board of Supervisors tor a
right of wav over certain streets in the matter
of a right of way into the city.
E. J. Jeffri.'? of Seattle proposed last night to
an audience of workingmen a scheme by
which the uneinploved should form a corpora
tion working on co-operative lines.
The alarm from box 2">3 at 1 1 o'clock last
night vras i" ">r a 'Are in the basement of the
house 3017 liui'hanan street, occupied by I).
i Ilimmelmau. The loss was $150.
The necessity of the combination of "Home
and Politics" is discussed by Mrs. Chandler of
Alameda and Mrs. Laura de Force Gordon be
fore the Young Women's Suffrage Club.
The favorites, as usual of late, fared badly at
the track yesterday, but one— Midas— winning.
The winni:;g horses were Xervo^c, Oypseite
gelding, Mount Air, Mollie R and Rearguard.
Sadie White and Georpe White, hushani and
wife, were arrested yesterday by Detectives
Pilion and Crockett for robbing John O'Brien,
137 Fourth street, of $14 early yesterday
There is a place on Dupont street where
dummy fish and game of large sfze are made
f'.r fi-hermen and hunters who love to brag of
their prowe>» to use in photographic pictures
The preliminary examination of Captain Gil
bert H. Brokaw, charged with assaulting Alf
Dixon, a rejorter on the Examiner, with a
deadly weapon, was commenced before Judge
Low last night.
Members of the German Literary and Dra
ir.atie Club of the University of California ap
peared in two German comedies In Union
square Hall last night and proved themselves
C. B. Fulton, alias Frank Whitney, an
operatic singer, arrested on four charges of
grand larceny, tola Judge Low yesterday that
he was the victim of one woman's jealousy and
another woman's hate.
The Congregational Club was entertained by
an address by Dr. McLean oi Oakland on "The
Province of the Seer." It was understood that
the paper was a mild defense of Dr. Herron the
professor of applied Christianity.
Frank A. Dicknell, the Boston artist, eives
his Impression! oi the spring exhibition of the
Art Association, and also of California artisu
in general. He believes that they deserve
more encouragement than they gel.
There is a movement on foot in the First In
fantry Regiment, K.G.C.,to defeat Lteiitent
ant-Colonel Rush should he run a ß ain for his
present position, after beinr beaten for the colo
momh electlon for which "JO be held next
m ri'iS .° f the Califor Camera Club
™ 1 } &i , l^! uorr(jw evening at 8 o'clock
and slides from the camera clubs of Harvard
Portland Albany and Elizabeth will be shown
At the ministers' meetings yesterday Her
ron addressed the Presbyterians and defined
himself as a socialist. Dr. McLean told the
Congregationalists what constitutes a seer and
Dr. Dille explained the mission of city churches
to Methodist preachers. y cnurcnes
Before a special session of the Grand Jury
last night H. E. Huntmgton and J. i, Willcutt
of the Market-street Railway Company prom
ised to comply with the law relative to placine
guards on all the cars. The Grand Jury also
took up the case of Whitman, the forger.
The charge of obtaining money by false pre
tenses against Mrs. Abbie J. Hunter, president
of the Woman's Real Estate Improvement
Company, preferred by Mary O'Donnell, the
purchaser of a lot in the Sunnyside Tract, was
dismissed by Judge Joachlmsen yesterday.
President Colnon of the Board of Harbor
Commissioners has addressed a letter to Attor
ney Tirey L. Fora asking for his opinion as to
hat redress the Commissioners have against
A. Page Brown for the violation of his contract
for the construction of the ferry foundation
The Board of Supervisors has instructed the
City and County Attorney to petition the Su
preme Court with a view of petting relief from
Its decision relative to the paying of the defi
ciency cf one fiscal year from the tax levy of
the next, in order to carry on the expenses of
the municipal government.
The Supreme Court rooms were filled with
anxious applicants for admission to the bar
yesterday, when Judges Searls, Belcher and
Van Fleet assembled as an examining board.
Twenty-one applicants were examined, but uo
decision will be announced until Thursday or
Captain H. D. Smith, who is in command of
the revenue cutter Perry, now on her way to
this port, formerly resided in San Francisco.
tor over five years he commanded the United
fctateu boarding-boat Hartley. His family was
on the ill-fated steamer city of San Franrisco
when phe was wrecked in Mexican waters.
Captain Smith has many friends IWre and they
will be glad to meet him once more. They
fcnow his bravery, he having served in" the late
civn War, and they are quite sure he will
never b<; found faltering where a sense of duty
urges him forward.
The report telegraphed from Ukiah to the
effect that J.E. Meredith of Trinity County
taw an island off Bournes Landing, Mendocino
Coast, in a state of eruption and sending
out a bright light, is liable to some modi
fication. An examination of the coast
chart of the Coast and Geodetic Survey Hhows
that on the Mendocino coast there Is a Bowen's
Landing, but that there is not an island in
sight of the coast from Bodega Point <o Cape
Mendocino, so Mr. Meredith's story mnst be a
LEASE OF CHINA BASIN
The Directors of the Valley
Road Approve It Unan
IT WILL SOON BE EXECUTED.
Supervisors Asked for a Franchise
for a Route in This
The lease of China Basin for terminal
purposes for the San Francisco and San
Joaquin Valley Railway was approved by
the board of directors of that corporation
Another matter of importance was set
tled at the same time, when a resolution
was unanimously adopted asking the
Board of Supervisors of San Francisco to
grant a franchise over streets leading from
China Basin to the San Mateo County line
for the new railway.
The directors held a morning session,
and from the large amount of business be
fore them proceeded directly to consider
the lease and the franchise.
Attorney E. F. Preston, legal adviser of
Route Selected for the Valley Koad
From China Basin to the County
Line, for Which a Franchise Was
Asked Yesterday From the Super
the board, was present with the lease,
which had been drafted by a committee.
He submitted the document, and after an
hour's discussion its conditions were ac
cepted and approved by the board.
The lease was satisfactory* to each and
every one of the directors. It provides for
the transfer of a depot site from the State
to the valley road as follows:
Commencing at the intersection of the south
line of Channel btreet with the east line of
Kentucky (Kentucky street being eighty feet
wide); thence oast at right angles with the
said lino of Kentucky street to the inner line of
the seawall and thoroughfare established by
act of Legislature March 15, 1878; thence
southerly along said In ncr line of t he thorough
fare to the northerly line of Fourth street
(Fourth Ptoeet being eighty feet in width);
thence northwesterly along said northerly line
of Jourth street to the easterly line of Ken
tucky; thence north along said line of Ken
tucky street to the point of beginning; con
taining twenty-four and one-quarter (241k)
acres of land, more or less, which said parcel
lies adjacent to two or more public streets
designated upon the official map of the city and
county of San Francisco.
The conditions are that the lease will
run through a term of fifty years from
May 1, 1895, to May 1, 1945, at a yearly
rental of $1000. At the end of fifty years
all improvements and structures upon the
China Basin site shall revert to the State.
It ise xpressly stated that the valley road
directors, or their successors, shall not as
sign the lease or any interest there
in to any other person or corporation;
that the premises shall be used solely for
the purposes of terminal facilities. Should
the site become subject in any way to the
control or dominion of any pprson, com
pany or corporation now having railway
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 1895.
terminal facilities on the bay of San Fran
cisco, the lease shall forthwith terminate
and all rights thereto immediately cease.
A provision calling for immediate con
struction of the railway from San Fran
cisco is introduced as follows :
And the said party of the second part does
hereby further covenant, promise and agree
that it will proceed within six months from
the date hereof to improve said demised
premises, and to construct such improvements
as and for the use for which the same are de
mised as hereinbefore defined.
That the party of the second part will pro
ceed withing six months from the date hereof
to construct its railroad, and thereafter with
reasonable diligencejto equip and operate the
same. Also that it shall construct and have in
operation not less than 100 miles of road
within five years from the date of the execu
tion hereof, and actually use said premises in
connection therewith as its railway terminal.
The final proviso deals with possible
changes in the future in Channel street,
and collection of tolls and dockage at the
railway company's wharves iv the follow
It is further agreed that 6hould Channel
street be widened at any time, and should any
portion of the premises "described in this lease
be within the line of said street so widened,
then such portion shall be thereby expressly
exempted, and hereby is so expressly exempted
from the operation of this lease, and the im
provement's thereon erected by the party of the
second part shall be removed from such land
so required at its sole cost.
It is agreed by and between the parties to
this lease that nothing herein contained shall
be construed to affect the right of the people
of the State of California, or the Board of State
Harbor Commissioners, or any successor or
successors of said Board of State Harbor Com
missioners, from collecting dockage and tolls
at the rates and charges now or hereafter to
be established by taid Board of State Harbor
Commissioners, its successor or successors, at
any seawall, pier, slip or wharf constructed
about said demised premises, nor shall any
thing herein contained ever be construed to
give the second party the right to any dockage
or toll facilities, either at or upon the harbor
embankment line as established by law, or
within said line, or upon any part of the
within described premises, without such pay
ment of the rates heretofore or hereafter to be
established according to law.
That the valley road directors approved
this lease after mature deliberation is proof
that they intend pushing ahead with their
work, and so give San Francisco a com
peting line into some of the richest lands
of California. They accept a binding
agreement that the valley road shall not
for nfty years pass into other hands, and
this of itself shows how clear is their posi
tion with regard to preserving the integrity
of the great enterprise. While engineers
and workmen will be building the new
road down by the San Joaquin Kiver, an
other force will be occupied on China
Basin and the bay shore route through
San Mateo and the Santa Clara Valley to
meet the line running through the heart
All that remains now to close the lease
of China Basin is for the Harbor Commis
sioners to pass resolutions to execute it
and the valley road directors to pass resolu
tions accepting it. Just as soon as Gov
ernor Budd comes to town the Harbor
Commissioners will hold a meeting, at
which the lease will be signed by nim,
Mayor Sutro and Commissioners Colnon,
Cole and Chadbourne.
The directors decided to ask the Super
visors for rights of way through the city
over the following streets :
From Fourth and Illinois streets across
Fourth, along Illinois to the southwest side of
First avenue south, formerly known as Hon
duras street; P street south, formerly known
as St. John street; from the southwest side of
First avenue south to the north line of Twelfth
avenue south, thence in a general southerly
direction across Twelfth avenue south, Thir
teenth avenue south, Parnassus avenue,
Latonia street and Thornton avenue to Rail
road avenue opposite the center line of Twenty
first avenue south; thence along Railroad
avenue to the north line of Thirty-sixth avenue
south; thence in a general southerly direction
under Thirty-sixth, Thirty-seventh. Thirty
eighth and Thirty-ninth avenues south, J street
to the east line of J street, thence along Kvart
street to the county line, with the rights to lay
and mafntuin a single or double track of
standard width thereon, and to operate thereon
a railroad propelled by steam, electricity or
other power for the transportation of freight
and passengers for the term of tiny years from
The petition was considered by the
Supervisors, and referred to the Street
Committee for consideration.
The "Wildcat" Insurance concerns are
again voyagers upon a stormy sea with
ammonia and alum baking powders in the
same boat. Dr. Price's Cream Baking
Powder is the purest and best.
DOUBLE MURDER REVIVED
Lawton's Suit for Divorce
Reopens the Forgotten
The Accused Woman Ha 9 Filed a
Cross-Charge and Is Making
a Stubborn Fight.
The old story of the double killing on
May 7, 1892, on Connecticut street, Potrero,
resulting from the alleged infidelity of the
wife of the man whose brother lost hia life,
was revived in Judge Sanderson's court
when the case of Michael Lawton vs. Mrs.
Mary Lawton was called yesterday.
Cawton, who was employed by the Union
Iron Works, was keeping house on Con
necticut street, and had as a boarder Ed
ward Daley, also employed by the same
firm. Lawton confided to several of his
friends that his wife was intimate with his
boarder, and on the morning of May 7,
1892, took his brother John, Fred Klihck
and John and Frank Carroll to his home
to witness acts which would prove his
statement. The party was warned by Law
ton when to appear on the scene by the
pushing of a lath through a hole in the
side of the house.
As soon as the signal was given the men,
led by John Lawton and Frank Carroll,
broke open the door of the room occupied
by Edward Daley. Three shots were heard
and John Lawton dropped dead, Frank
Carroll fell back mortally wounded, and
the third bullet was imbedded in the wall.
Carroll died a few days later. Daley was
convicted of manslaughter and sentenced
to three years at San Quentin. AH of these
facts came out yesterday in the application
of Michael Lawton that he be given an ab
solute divorce from nis wife Mary.
As soon as the application was filed Mrs.
Lawton applied for temporary alimony, on
the ground that counter-charges would
warrant the final decree of the court award
ing her permanent support. She was
allowed $40 per month by Judge Sander
son, but Lawton failed to pay and was im
prisoned for contempt of court.
Mrs. Lawton has entered counter-charges
of extreme cruelty and is fightine the case.
Testimony for the plaintiff was partially
heard and the defendant will present her
side of the story to-day.
Reports were received last evening at the
agitation board meeting of Cigar-makers'
Union No. 228 showing that delegates had
been elected to the Cigar-makers' State con-
vent ion from unions No. 228 and No. 248 of
San Francisco, No. 291 of San Jose, No. 253 of
Oakland, No. 332 of San Diego, No. 225 of Los
Angeles and No. 238 of Sacramento. The re
ports showed that the unions were all alive to
the necessity of inducing the public to patron
ize home industry. The convention will meet
at lower Metropolitan Hall on Saturday, May
4, at 1 P. M. Arrangements were also com
pleted for the mass-meeting at Metropolitan
Temple on Monday evening, May 6. The presi
dents of all the labor organizations have been
invited to act as vice-presidents of the meet
ing, and the following speakers will address
the assemblage: Judge J. K. Rodgers, M. Mc-
Glynn, John Gelder, James H. Bany, \V. Mc-
Arthur, T. F. Burns and Chairman of Commit
tee M. L. Gable.
Fob many years the Government has
given its orders for Royal Baking Powder
in preference to all others, it being found
by the official examination, superior to the
others in strength and purity and the only
baking powder that will keep and retain its
strength in the climates of the various
countries to which it is sent by the de
AN EASTERN CRITICISM
What F. S. Bicknell Thinks of
the Local Spring Exhi
A FAMOUS OIL PAINTING.
One of Boston's Pet Artists Declares
California Art Work
It is seldom that an Eastern artist of
practically international reputation has a
chance to see what local California artists
can do, but this was possible when Frank
A. Bicknell of Boston, an exhibitor at the
Paris Salon, the Philadelphia Art Club, the
ALONG THE RIVER OISE (FRANCE).
[Exhibited in Paris, the World's Fair and the National Academy of Design in New York.
From an original sketch made for the "Call " by F. S. Bicknell.]
Boston Art Club and the National Academy
of Design of New York came through here
on his way to Japan.
Mr. Bicknell leaves for Japan to-day on
the Coptic, but for the last three or four
days he has been in the city and has, as is
natural for a man in his profession, circu
lated more or less among the artists and
was present at the opening exhibition, as
a guest of F. M. Vermorcken.
It was only a transitory view of the ex
hibition that Mr. Bicknell obtained, but
even from that standpoint his criticisms
should be valuable to local artists. In dis
cussing the exhibition Mr. Bicknell said:
"There is in the exhibition the nucleus
of a strong collection if the wealthy men
of the West would but intereo*. themselves
in California art work. Unfortunately for
the exhibition of the Art Association, the
walls upon which the pictures were hung
were injurious in color and effect. Judg
ing from the pictures hung I presume that
California has strong native talent, and
especially do I prefer Keith's landscapes.
They are local in tone and color and strong
in technical handling.
"In an exhibition so broad in its method
of acceptances there must necessarily creep
in many bad things. There were many
bad things in this exhibition, but barring
the reasons that may have influenced the
hanging committee — and there are reasons
why the hanging committee, being the
jury, should have been broad in the mutter
of acceptances — there were in the exhibi
tion evidences of strong work.
"It seems to me that for the encourage
ment of local art work here some of the
Eastern methods should prevail. It would
not be difficult, nor would it be expensive,
to obtain for the Art Association a very
valuable collection of casts, which would
enhance the value of an exhibition subse
quently made by the Art Association. I
do not think that it is wise to sacrifice
quality to quantity, and it seems to me
(that this is clone by the Art Association in
its spring exhibition."
The value of this criticism to California
art is due to the standing of the critic, and
Mr. Bicknell is "strong" enough to be a
competent judge. He is a native of Maine,
and under A. H. Bicknell — a man to whom
he was in no way related— made his first
studies in Boston. In 1889 he went to
Paris to study under Bouguereau, Fleury
For four years Mr. Bicknell did hard
work in the Latin quarter and during that
time proved his ability. In 1892 he exhib
ited in the salon "The Old Apple Orchard,"
which was at the time praised very highly
by Figaro and the art critics of the French
city. In 1893 he exhibited an etching, the
"Old House at Chartis," which was one of
the admittedly cleverest things done by an
American artist in Paris.
After his Paris student work Mr. Bicknell
went through France, Holland and Ger
many, stopping a while at Venice and then
going back to the south of England.
Thence he returned to America. When he
came back it was not difficult for him to
find recognition, as is made evident by
the fact that Boston, New York and Phila
delphia promptly recognized his ability.
There are on the line at the National
Academy of Design to-day three pictures
by Bicknell and there were three on the
line at the Boston Art Club exhibition,
which has just closed. In the water-color
exhibition by the Boston Art Club, now
open, he has also a picture on the line.
His "The Meadows Near Chartis" is lined
in the Philadelphia Art Club to-day.
"Along the River Oise" is probably one
of Mr. Bicknell's strongest pictures. It
was lined at the Columbian Exhibition in
Chicago, and subsequently at the National
Academy of Design in New York.
In person Mr. Bicknell is rather tall and
slender, with dark hair and very light
mustache. Somehow he does not strike
one as a man of artistic temperment until
he begins to talk about the art work of
other men — he seldom talks about his own
work— then he brightens, and underneath
the conventional gentleman you lind the
From San Francisco Mr.'Bicknell goes to
Japan, and hia method to be pursued there
is unlike any American artist who has
heretofore done Japanese work. Of course
he is going at this time of year for the pur
pose of reaching the blossom season, but
his general idea is to be, if possible, more
realistic than heretofore has been the
scheme of American artists.
It is possible that he may return to San
Francisco, in which case there is no doubt
that many of the local artists will take ad
vantage of the invitation, which will be
broadly extended, to have a look at hia
studies. Then it will be the province of
the California artists to criticize Mr. Bick
nell's work, as Mr. Bicknell has, with the
authority of training and ability, criti
cized the work of the local artists at the
J. C. S. Parcher, who accompanies Mr.
Bicknell, is a man strongly interested in
art work, and has a studio with Mr. Bick
nell in the towers of Madison-square Gar
den. The two studios are described by one
of the best artists in New York as being
"complete as to light and perfect in equip
When the Coptic leaves this afternoon
there will be a very representative crowd
of artists and Bohemians to bid eood-by
and a prosperous voyage to Mr. Bicknell
and Mr. Parcher.
VETEBAN POLICE SKETCHES.
Captain Henry S. Healey, clerk to the
Chief of Police and Board of Police Com
missioners, was born in the county of
Beauharnais, Quebec, Canada, on Decem
ber 18, 1835. He served through the Civil
War in the Ninth Indiana Infantry. From
October, 1863, till May, 1865, he was super
intendent of the depot commissary at
Chattanooga, Term., and from the latter
date till May, 1867, he was in the quarter-
master's department at Atlanta, Ga. He
came to this city to the same department
in 1872, and remained till 1876. He was
appointed to the police force on May 22,
1878. In March, 1879, he was engaged with
Captain Lees in investigating the Tibbey
frauds in connection with the opening of
Montgomery avenue and the widening of
Dupont street. He was assigned to duty
in the District Attorney's office in Decem
ber, 1879, and he remained till December
31, 1887, when he was made a sergeant and
assigned to duty in the Chief's office. He
was appointed to his present position on
July 9, 1894, vice Hall, dismissed. He has
the rank and pay of a captain.
Sergeant Mier Lindheimer was born in
Klingenberg, Bavaria, on May 27, 1829. He
came to this city in the "fifties" and started
a Bhoestore. He continued in this busi
ness till AugU6t 16. 1862, when he was ap-
pointed on the police force. On December
27, 1878, he was made a sergeant. After
doing patrol duty for about a year he was
assigned to the position of desk sergeant
in the prison. When Captain Stone was
doing detective work Lindheimer had
charge of the prison. During the incum
bency of Chief of Police Cockrill he was
presented by the Chief with a gold star
suitably inscribed. He is still on prison
As a matter of useful information it may
be stated that whenever a cooking receipt
culls for a baking powder the "Royal"
should be used. The receipt will be found
to work better and surer, and the bread,
biscuit, rolls, cakes, dumplings, crusts,
puddings, crullers or whatever made, will
be sweeter, lighter, finer-flavored, more
dainty, palatable and wholesome.
PLAYS AT THE THEATERS
Several of Last Week's Attrac
tions That Are Still Draw
ing Well. •
A COMEDY AT MOROSCO'S.
The Elks Welcomed Back a Popular
Singer — Svengall's
Emmet and his company began their
second week's performance "of "Fritz in a
Madhouse" at Stockwell's Theater last
night. The play is bright and amusing
and it receives on the whole such a satis
factory rendering tha<t. as might have been
expected, there was a large house present.
Several new songs were introduced, and,
although there was no change in "Fritz in
a Madhouse," Emmet and clever little
Baby Sinnot received the usual liberal
amount of applause and the clever charac
ter actor Harry Liston won the approval
of the audience as before. This actor plays
the part of a half-educated Englishman,
and it is only in accordance with his care
ful and finished acting that his accent
should be wonderfully correct.
The dialects of the stage, as a rule, are
fearful and wonderful things, resembling
anything rather than the tongue they are
supposed to copy. The usual Cockneyisms
of the American stage, for instance, have
about as much resemblance to the tongue
that prevails among the real 'Arrys and
'Arriets of East London as the futile at
tempts of English actors, who want to
play a down-eastern part, have to the
language "as she is spoke" in the New
"Fritz in a Madhouse" runs all this
week at Stockwell's, after which the thea
ter will be closed till its formal opening as
''A Country Sport."
Peter Dailey and his clever company are
still proving a drawing attraction at the
California Theater. Several new songs
were introduced last night, and it was in
tended to produce a short burlesque on
"Trilby" into the last act. The wig-maker
proved faithless, however, and Dailey, de
claring that Svengali's strength, like Sam
eon's,lay in his flowing mane, preferred to
defer the burlesque to appearing minus
his flowing locks. It is expected that the
wig will De there to-night and that no
other untoward accident will happen to
prevent the first San Francisco appearance
Next Monday "The American Girl" will
be presented at the California Theater.
This play will be well mounted, and will
be presented by a carefully selected com
Ysaye, the celebrated violinist, will
reopen the Baldwin on Monday even
ing, May 13. This gifted artist has un
questionably been the sensation of the
musical season in the East, as far as the
concert platform is concerned, and his ad
vent will be eagerly looked for by music
"A Barrel of Money" is rather a depar
ture from Morosco's usual style of per
formance, as it partakes of the farce
comedy nature. However, it gave some
members of the stock company an oppor
tunity of showing their versatility.
Miss Hall, who is accustomed to play
the oppressed and depressed heroine, made
a very bright little tom-boy, without being
at all loud or coarse; in fact her Eoxy
carried the whole performance and kept
the fun going the whole time. The late
villain's place was very fairly taken by
Fred J. Butler as Harrison Swift, while W.
L. Gleason looked the part of a perfect
wrecfc to perfection.
The most telling scene was where the
manager of the mill, about to blow the
building up with dynamite, was stopped
by Koxy, who seizes the bomb and throws
it into a barrel of water. The villain in
turn seizes her, and, fastening her to the
hand of the mill, sets the machinery going.
Just when the audience expect to see her
mangled before their eyes her lover rushes
to the rescue and the curtain falls on a
Miss Hall's dresses were particularly
Sretty and the staging of "A Barrel of
[oney" was good. George Augustus and
his "ma" caused some merriment, though
the "ma" was overdone.
Miss Morrisey's Beoeption.
Miss Tillie Morrisey's admirers turned
out in great numbers to welcome her back
to the Orpheum last night. It is about
four years since this popular singer ap
peared in San Francisco, and the Elks and
other friends seized the opportunity to
give her an ovation.
The Golden Gate Lodge of Elks No. 6
were there in a body, most of them escort
ing ladies. The following gentleman com
posed the reception committee: John E.
Chretien, chairman ; C. W. Nevin, J. P.
Dunne, H. V. Schlam, J. H. Banlield, J.
0. Reis, ex-offlcio exalted ruler.
When Miss Morissey appeared she was
greeted with aDplause loud and prolonged
from the crowded bouse. She sang "It
Was Thus to Be" very prettily and in re
sponse to a thundering encore rendered a
yodling lullaby, after which numerous
floral tributes were heaped upon the stage,
amony them being a lyre seven feet high,
from the Elks. This was adorned with
streamers bearing the four mottoes of the
order, which were fastened with hand
somely engraved glass medallions. When
this had been presented the fair singer
sang "Auld Lang Syne," to the great sat
isfaction of her hearers.
Redding and Stanton appeared in a new
playlet, "A Pair of Lunatics," which was
smartly acted, though its ending was so
abrupt as to suggest the prunintr-knife.
Mcßride and Flynn appeared in some
comical Irish specialties and aroused con
siderable laughter. Several old artists, as
well as Stanton and Redding, who came
on again and won favor, were the Binns,
Stewart, the Electric Quartet, etc.
"Little Bobinson Crusoe."
At the Tivoli the clever extravaganza
"Little Robinson Crusoe" still finds popu
lar favor. The dialogue has now been
abbreviated, the business runs with perfect
smoothness and everything is now going
with vim and spirit.
One of the features of "Little Robinson
Crusoe" is the pretty scenery. It would
be difficult to imagine a more effective and
original-looking stage setting than the
scene in the native village.
The beach scene is also extremely pic
turesque. All the strength of the Tivoli
company is in requisition and the extrava
ganza promises to meet with continued
The Water Carnival.
Beveral new features were introduced
into the Water Carnival last night, among
them the Bannoch brothers, musical
clowns. Next week important changes
will be made in the arena under the direc
tion of two local artists.
THE FIRST'S ELECTION.
A Plan to Retire Lieutenant- Colonel
Bush Should He Fail of Being
As the plection in the First Infantry
Regiment approaches discussion of the two
candidates for the office of colonel is in
creasing among the officers of the line and
field. As has been announced Colonel W.
P. Sullivan will run again for his old
position at the head of tba r^imoni but
contrary to the usual order of things he
will have an opponent in his second officer,
Lieutenant-Colonel H. P. Bash.
According to the talk among the regi
mental officers Colonel Sullivan ;is sure of
again being elected to his present position,
for he can count on at least four of the
seven companies of the regiment besides
on one of the majors. Lieutenant-Colonel
Bush is an ex-captain of Company H and
Sullivan's supporters concede this com
pany to him in order to give him in per
spective all possible votes. He is also con
ceded the votes from Companies Q and C,
the Nationals, as it is understood that on
account of his efforts to get the
seven companies inio the same
armory, which efforts if successful
would deprive the Nationals of the
use of their armory on Ellis street, Colonel
Sullivan is not in much favor with the offi
cers of those companies. These two com
panies are therefore also conceded to
Colonel Bush. Major Burdick, the junior
battalion commander, will also vote for
Colonel Bush, but this, so the officers say,
makes up his whole strength in the regi
ment. It includes ten votes. From the
other four companies and Major Jansen
Colonel Sullivan feels sure of thirteen
votes, and consequently of his position.
Colonel Bush's term as lieutenant
colonel will expire early next month, and
should he prove unsuccessful in his candi
dacy for the commanding officer's posi
tion it may go hard with "him in his own,
for there will certainly be an opponent
against him for his present place should he
desire it again. The individual who will
run against him is not definitely known,
but it will probably be one of the senior
staff officers of the regiment. Colonel
Bush is now East, but before his departure
he formally notified Colonel Sullivan of
his intentions regarding the position of
commaning officer of the regiment.
Argon and Bacteria.
A French scientist is making investiga
tions regarding the part the newly discov
ered gas "argon" plays toward "bacteria.
The new gas which has so long been a part
of our atmosphere without our knowing it,
has been combined with oxygen, hydrogen,
chlorine, phosphorus, sulphur, potassium,
sodium and many other elements without
any result. So far as the scientist can as
certain, "argon" has no effect chemically
npon the higher animals. It may, how
ever, be necessary to the nourishment of
bacteria, and this is what he proposes to
Supposing "argon" not to be necessary
to man and necessary to bacilli, steriliza
tion will be rendered much easier and the
door be opened to all sorts of bacteriologi
cal possibilities. — New York World.
Reveries of Florence, the great actor, in tha
moke of an Almighty-dollar Cigar. •
BECAUSE THE PLAY IS GREAT
AND EVERYBODY IS DELIGHTED
MR. J. K. EMMET
Entire Balcony 50c
Dress Circle— First Floor 75c
Matinee 25c, 60c and 760
The Handsomest Family Theater in America.
WALTER MOHOSCO. . . .bole Lessee and Manager
TO-NIGHT! — TO-NIGHT 1
HERBERT HALL WINSLOWS
"A BARREL OF MOM!"
Overflowing With Fun and Novelty!
Evening Prices— 25c and 50c.
Family Circle and Gallery, 10c.
Matinees .Saturday and Sunday. ■
Seats on. Sale from 9a.m. to 10. p. if.
Ax. Haysias & Co, (Incorporated) Proprietors
DON'T IVEIJSSJ IT I
UAST •STSrJEUEIJS. !
LAST MATINEE SATURDAY I
PETER F. DAILEY
FULL OF LAUGHS.
Monday Next April 29,
he Successful Comedy-Drama,
"THE AMERICAN GIRL."
Mhs. Erxkstink Kbelinq Proprietor & Manager
OH! WHY DID HE DO SO ?
T" N .ilii'fliT An IflealProflnction
— SECOND WEEK !
- — Wilson and Hirschbach's Whirlwind of—— "
FUN AND MUSIC .
LITTLE ROBINSON CRUSOE
Popular Prices— 2sc and sOc.
Week Commencing Monday, April 22.'
AN ENTIRE CHANGE
In Its Mammoth Bill of Novelties.
16 ALL-STAR ARTISTS-16
3 NEW BKIGnT LIGHTS-8
MISS TILLIK MOKRISSEY, the Sweet Singer.
McBRIDE and FLY NX, the Bards of Tara.
REDDING and STANTo.N.
— -THE RAYS EMMA
WALTER H. FORD and FRANCIS FR A NKIE.
BINNS <fc BINNS— GREAT STUABT.
A Laughing Show!— The Real Thins!
Reserved seats, 25c; Balcony. 10c; Opera Chairs
and Box Seats, 50c. Matinee Saturday and Sun
day a p.m. Parquet, 25c (any seat) ; Balcony
10c (any seat). Children, 10c (any seat).
And Venetian Water Carnival,
Corner Eddy and Mason streets. '
CLIFF PH1LL1P5. ...... Proprietor and Manager
Commencing Monday, April 92,
ENTIRE CHANGE OF PROGRAMME t
New Features! New Faces !
Evening Prices— Parquet and Dress Circle, Re-
served, 26c and 50c: Gallery 15c. ■' '
Saturday and Sunday Matinee— 15c;
Adults, 2 sc.
Grand Street Parade Thursday. April 25, at 12 m.
Coming April 29— New attractions for the Water
Carnival. Greatest ever produced In America.
Designed by the most eminent artist in the new;
world, > , . g
FIRST VIOLONCELLO RECITAL
GIVEN 8T...... •
LOUIS YON DER MEHDEN, JR.
(Pupil of Julius Klengel and Graduate of Leipsl
TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 30, 1895,
\ • ......AT......
GOLDEN GATE HALL, 625 SUTTERST.
Tickets (including reserved seat), SI.
Commencing at 8 o'clock. Tickets lon sale
Monday and Tuesday, April 29 and 30, at Pacltio
Music Co., 816 Market street.
RUNNING VS^Su— . RUNNING
RACES! JSS&fS^£ RACES
ciLIFORJJIA JOCKEY CLUB RACES,
;\ BAY DISTRICT TRACK,
COMMENCING SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 18D4.
Races Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday— Bain
' . or Shine. ~J_
. Five or more races each day. ■ Races ■ start at 2
r, ii. sharp. McAllister and Geary streetcar* paw