about to be made. Business houses were
closed and a crowd collected on the beach.
But the spectators were only treated to a
magnificent maneuver drill by the ships
under command of Admiral Stephenson.
It is now rumored that a settlement will
be made and that the ships will soon leave.
ALL ARE IX THE DARK.
At Washington Sotliing Is Known About
the Occupation of Corinto.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 26.—
to a latfc hour to-night Dr. Guzman, the
Nicaraguan Minister, had not received any
dispatches from his Government indicat
ing what, if anything, had transpired in
connection with the British ultimatum. A
difference of opinion exists in diplomatic
circles as to the precise time at which the
ultimatum expires, some persons holding
to the belief that it expired last night at
midnight, while others contend that mid
night to-night marks the limit. From the
cables so far received by Dr. Guzman he is
of the opinion that the limit of time was
tap at midnight last night, but in the ab
sence of any later news he thinks that
some additional time— probably twenty
four hours— has been granted to Nicaragua
within which to make an answer. He is,
however, in the dark as to what really has
The Minister seems to believe the matter
will be settled, but in what manner and on
what terms he does not advance an opinion.
THEY HAVE A REASOS.
It Would Seem That Administration Men
Intend to Act Later On.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 26.-In
explanation of the refusal of the adminis
tration to entertain Nicaragua's appeal for
protection against Great Britain it is now
learned that the United States is reserving
Its energies so as to deal with the Venezue
lan question becomingly when the crisis,
which cannot much longer be averted, is
reached. The British Government has
been given to understand that the United
States does not take issue with it as to the
right to exact an indemnity and reason
able reparation from Nicaragua, consider
ing the gravity of the offense committed
by the Nicaraguan Government in ex
pelling a British official and British sub
ject from Nicaragua in defiance of all
principles of international law and comity.
The fact that Americans expelled at the
came time by the Nicaraguans were after
ward voluntarily permitted to return to
the country has not in any degree served
to palliate the offense committed against
Great Britain and against civilization, in
the eyes of our State Department. In
consenting to the execution ofthe British
programme in Nicaragua, however, the
State Department was very careful to give
full notice that it would not permit the
British to annex a foot of Nicaraguan soil
nor to interfere with the republican form
of government there. It .was fully in
tended that the notice should be taken as
an exposition of the position of our
Government in the matter and it is as
serted that the fear expressed by the
Latin-American diplomatists here that
the landing of British troops at Corinto
would be the forerunner of a forcible oc
cupation by the British of the territory
in dispute between Great Britain and
Venezuela is without foundation.
Embassador Bayard at London is well
acquainted with the views of the President
in this matter, and it may be stated posi
tivelythat he will not tolerate the occupa
tion of the territory to the westward of the
famous Schomberg line by Great Britain.
Secretary Gresham, there is reason to
believe, has caused Mr. Bayard to be in
formed of the position that will be assumed
by the United States, namely: That it
cannot permit the extension of the British
claims to the territory west of the Schom
berg line and the occupation of that terri
tory at least in advance of arbitration. As
there is still a remote prospect that Great
Britain will so far heed our prior urgent
representations as to consent to submit the
entire boundary question to arbitration,
it may be that Mr. Bayard has regarded it
as inadvisable at present to communicate
this conclusion reached by the President
to the Foreign Office, and that it will be
withheld until the clash, which is inevita
ble in the absence of an agreement to arbi
trate the difficulty, occurs on the Vene
The attempt of the Guayano colonists to
run a railway through Venezuelan terri
tory may precipitate this clash. When
the proper moment arrives the decision of
our Government, it is said, will be com
municated in no uncertain terms, and the
moderation the United States has shown
in the Nicaraguan affair, in which the
honor of Great Britain is regarded as in
volved, it is believed, will cause our course
as to Venezuela to be respected.
Some recent statements have appeared
intimating that Nicaragua will be disposed
to criticize the course of the United States
in not adopting energetic steps in her be
half. Dr. Guzman wishes it clearly under
stood that it is not for/ Nicaragua or for
him as its representative to question in
the slightest way the kindly disposition of
the country, and, as a matter of fact, the
Minister feels gratified at the consideration
which has been shown him and his Gov
ernment at a time of grave emergency.
Troy Struck by a Stone.
DFBLIN, Ireland, April 26.— There was
great excitement during the polling to-day
in East Wicklow, as a result of the action
of Mr. Sweetman, who has represented
East Wicklow as a follower of Justin Mc-
Carthy since the general election of 1892,
seeking re-election as a supporter of John
Redmond and an independent policy. At
the meeting yesterday evening at Arklow
of Sweetman's supporters the crowd at
tacked T. J. Troy, the local leader of the
Parnellites. A woman threw a stone,
which destroyed one of Troy's eyes.
Violated All Fire Laws.
MONTREAL, Quebec, April 26.— The
inquest on the body of Alphonse Thibau,
who was burned last night, commenced at
the general hospital, where he died at 3:30
this afternoon. A large crowd of people
had to be kept from the doors of the insti
tution. The chief building inspector in an
interview showed that the arrangements
of the building were in direct violation of
the law. The work of clearing up the
ruins has been resumed.
Stang Cannot Accept.
CHRISTIANA, Norway, April 26.-
Premier Stang to-day informed all the par
ties in the Storthing that he cannot accept
the office again and he is urging the King
to come to some decision on the proffered
resignation of the Cabinet. The Premier
has also declared that parliamentary ac
tion must be postponed until it is possible
to form a new Ministry to continue in
Towns Destroyed by Floods.
BUDA PESTH, Hukgabt, April 26.—
Four towns in Hungary— Kutoz,
Villova and Rudolfsgrad — were almost
destroyed by the recent floods. The
damage amounts to $5,000,000.
Pure baking powders are one of the chief
aids to the cook in preparing perfect and
wholesome food. While those are to be
obtained of well-established reputation,
like the Royal, of whose purity there has
never been a question, it is proper to avoid
ONLY FRIENDLY ACTS
Pointed Objections Are
Being Made to the
Terms of Peace.
LIAO TONG IS THE BANE.
Possession of the Peninsula
by Japan Is a Menace to
PROTESTS OF THREE NATIONS.
The United States, However, Not
Opposed to the Victors Getting
All the Spoils.
LONDON, Eno., April Direct and
positive information from official sources
is at hand concerning the exact negoti
ations between Russia, France and Ger
many on one hand and Japan on the other.
The French, Russian and German Min
isters separately interviewed the Japanese
Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, under
instructions from their respective Govern
ments, and presented memoranda in
which it was stated that the Governments
of Russia, France and Germany, upon ex
amining the terms of peace imposed by
Japan upon China, have found that the
possession of the peninsula of Liao Tong,
claimed by Japan, would be a constant
menace to the capital of China, and at the
same time would threaten the independ-
ence of Korea and render it non-effectual
In this sense and for other reasons it
would be, it was stated, a constant menace
to the permanent peace of . the far East.
Consequently the Governments of France,
Russia and Germany, desiring to show
their sincere friendship for the Govern
ment of Japan, advise it to renounce the
absolute and final possession of the penin
sula of Liao Tong. The memoranda of
the three Governments make it plain that
they were presented in the way of friendly
advice to the Japanese Government and
are not intended in any way to convey
any open or covert menace.
The impression is gaining ground that
Japan can rely upon the friendly counsel
of the United States at th* present
moment. The Governments of Great
Britain and Italy have made it plain that
they do not intend to follow the example
of Russia, France and Germany, and the
great commercial interests of the United
States in the far East, which the Japanese-
Chinese treaty of peace would largely
benefit, no less than the constant attitude
of the United States toward Japan, lead
diplomats to believe the United States at
this juncture will not fail to make use of
its good offices in such a manner as will
prevent Japan from being deprived of the
fruits of her victory.
The treaty of peace has already been
ratified by the Emperor of Japan, and it
would be extremely difficult to make any
change. The only effect of Russia's.France's
and Germany's attitude must be to en
courage the party in China which is op
posed to any moderate and reasonable
settlement, and thus to prolong the war
It may be stated in the most positive
terms that the reports thus far circulated
regarding Japan's reply to the powers are
not correct. The reply had not been sent
as late as the evening of the 26th, and
from intimations received from the high
est and most reliable sources here it may
be stated that the reply, while moderate
and conciliatory in tone, will not contain
any recession from what Japan regards as
rightfully her due.
A Peking dispatch to the London Times
says John W. Foster, the American ad
visor of the Chinese peace envoys, and the
secretary of Li Hung Chang, have arrived
there, and the treaty of peace between
China and Japan is now before the Em
peror and Ministers. The Chinese Foreign
Office yesterday consulted with the differ
ent foreign legations. Many censors pre
sented memorials against the treaty.
Prince Rung, president of the Foreign
Office and the counsel of the Ministers,
has obtained seven days' more sick leave.
Other officials hesitate to recommend a
ratification of the treaty. Viceroy Li Hung
Chang will probably go to Chefoo if the
ratifications are executed there as pro
SHANGHAI, China, April 26.— A dis
patch from Peking says affairs are in a
critical condition. Some favor the contin
uance of war. The censors object to a
treaty of peace, and the oflicers are claim
ing that the Emperor alone should decide
upon the terms. The ratification of the
treaty, consequently, is uncertain, and if
it is ratified it is feared there may be
trouble with the army.
GRIEVES THE EMPEROR.
Does Sot Like to Give Up an Ancestral
Part of China.
LONDON, Esq., April 26.— Shanghai
correspondent of the Times telegraphs:
"Russia has requested the Chinese Govern
ment to delay for a few days the ratifica
tion of the peace convention entered into
by the Chinese and Japanese plenipoten
tiaries at Shimonoseki. I believe that
Japan was surprised by the protests made
by Russia, France and Germany against
the permanent annexation by Japan of
territory on the Chinese mainland. The
dispatch of the latest Japanese expedition
to Port Arthur was ordered for the pur
pose of allaying the discontent that exists
in that portion of the army, which has not
shared in the honors of the campaign, and
also to force the Peking Government to
ratify the peace treaty."
A Pelting dispatch to the Times says
that it is the cession of Southern Man
churia, as provided for in the treaty of
peace, that is chiefly opposed in the Chi
nese capital. The agreement to this end
made by Li Hung Chang grieves the Em
peror because the province of Manchuria
is in the ancestral portion of the empire.
There is less opposition regarding the ces
sion of the island of Formosa, which is a
new province. The other articles of the
treaty are regarded as bearable. Several
Governors and some of the generals op
posed submission to the public proclama
tion that has been made.
WOULD CAUSE GREAT TROUBLE.
Therefore Japan Cannot Comply With the
YOKOHAMA, Japaw, April 26.— The de
mand made by Russia, France and Ger-
many that Japan refrain from annexing
the Liao Tung peninsula is expected to try
the self-restraint of the Japanese nation
very severely. The Government will rind
it difficult, if not impossible, to comply
without great risk of international trouble.
The present situation is viewed with much
THE SAN FBANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1895.
apprehension. At the same time, it is be
lieved that the Government will be com
pelled to do its utmost to meet the Euro
RETREXCHMEXT THE ORDER.
Strict Economy to Be Practiced Here
after in Newfoundland.
ST. JOHNS. N. F., April 26. — The
Whiteway Government has decided to
adopt a policy of strict retrenchment. In
the line with this decision it will abolish
the St. Johns Municipal Council, the Gov
ernment engineers' department, the Fish
eries Commission," special road grants,
grants for ocean mail service and per
quisites of Government officials. A reduc
tion of 10 per cent will be made in salaries
above a certain amount. A legislative
council will be appointed to reduce the
membership of the Legislative Assembly
one-third and the Legislative Council will
be abolished. Economies will be made in
other directions, principally the abolition
It is expected that this will make a sav
ing of $300,000 yearly to the colony.
Rumors are current that the Government
has abandoned the plan of confederation
with Canada and that it expects to secure
a loan of $2,000,000 in the United States.
IMPRISOSMEST OF WALLER.
The Ex- Consul to Be Sent te the Isle of
MARSEILLES, France, April 26.—
Consul John L. Waller has been placed in
the civil prison of St. Pierre, the military
authorities refusing to keep him any longer
in Fort St. Nicholas, where he has been
detained since his arrival here. Mr. Waller
is now awaiting his transfer to some forti
fied place, probably to the isle of Mar
guerite, where the late Marshal Bazaine was
sent. Mr. Waller is much distressed at
the position in which he finds himself.
Wilde Pleads Sot Guilty.
LONDON, Eng., April 26.— Oscar Wilde
and Alfred Taylor were brought up for
trial to-day at the Old Bailey and pleaded
not guilty. Justice Charles opened court
at 10:25. A lengthy discussion followed as
to whether the prisoners should be tried
on all of the twenty-five separate counts of
indictments. Sir Edward Clarke, Q. C,
for the defense, objected to such a course,
but the Judge overruled him.
Plans of the Pope.
LONDON, Esq.. April 27.— A dispatch to
the Chronicle from Rome says the Pope
has instructed the congregation of the
propaganda to prepare a new plan for the
conversion of Japan. The Pope hopes to
enter into diplomatic relations with the
Mikado and to establish a new mission.
DEATH CAME SUDDENLY
Irving W. Mills Succumbed to
an Attack of Ill
A Representative Young Lawyer.
His Remains to Go to Sac
Irving W. Mills, only son of W. H.
Mills, land agent of the Southern Pacific
Railroad Company, died at his father's
residence, 2800 Jackson street, yesterday
afternoon. Death was unexpected, and up
to 3 p. m. his mother had no fears of a seri
A change for the worse took place at
that hour, however, and the young man's
father was telephoned for. He arrived
Irving- W. Mills.
[Drawn from a photograph.]
just in time to get a glance of recognition,
and then the son sank into the uncon
scious state which preceded death. The
remains will be taken to Sacramento for
Irving W. Mills was in his twenty-fifth
year, and gave promise of rare ability. He
was a very studious young man, and
twelve months ago was admitted to the bar.
He was a member of the law department
of the Southern Pacific Company, and no
later than forty-eight hours ago was in the
law library looking up some cases in which
the Southern Pacific was particularly in
He was very fond of athletic exercises,
but owing to an irregular action of the
heart could not indulge in any game that
entailed prolonged exertion. Latterly a
clot of blood formed in one of the main
arteries and Rome apprehension was felt*
On Wednesday last he was in the Su
preme Court, and then complained of not
feeling very well. He went home and the
next day seemed as well as ever. It was
only a temporary relief, however, and yes
terday the relapse, that ended in death,
The young man's mother is prostrated
by the sudden death and the father re
refuses to be comforted. There are two
sisters left, but he was the only son.
Benefit of Holy Cross.
A matinee performance of "Julius 0.-esar" for
the benefit of Holy Cross Church will be given
to-day at the Baldwin Theater. The acting
last evening was a great improvement on
that of Thursday. Messrs. Hotalling, Mur
asky and King, in the resjpective char
acters of Brutus, Cassius and Marc Anthony,
won merited applause and received several
curtain calls. Miss Fanny Bowman also filled
the two parts allotted to her in a highly satis
factory manner. The music for the production
will be furnished by a skilled amateur or
A Magnetic Motor.
C. E. Benham of Colchester has invented
a curious little magnetic motor, designed
to illustrate in a pretty way the effect of
heat on magnetized iron. A disk of mica
is supported on a point so as to revolve
horizontally. Round the edge are a num
ber of thin iron wire spokes. A bar magnet
is placed a short distance away, and be
tween it and the disk is the flame of a
Bun sen burner, which beat* three of the
wires to a red heat. While red hot the
magnet has no attractive power over them,
ana therefore the nearest unheated wire is
attracted and at the same time drawn into
the flame, where it soon becomes red hot
and is in turn released, to be succeeded by
the next spoke, and thus the disk contin
uously revolves.— Philadelphia Record.
The Japs heat their rooms by means of
a square hole in the middle of the floor,
which is filled with coal, over which a
blanket is hung horizontally.
OPPOSED TO ORTHODOXY
Dr. Voorsanger Answers the
Question "Why Am I a
.' Reform Jew?"
INTOLERANCE IS PREVALENT.
Dr. Nieto Thinks Accident of Birth
an Important Factor In
I The Friday-evening services, which are
held at the Hebrew places of worship dur
ing the winter season, were brought to a
close last evening. The temples, Emanu-El
and Sherith Israel, were crowded with
largo and appreciative audiences, and the
choirs in each rendered specially fine pro
grammes of classical music.
Dr. Jacob Vcorsanger's announced sub
ject, "Why Am I a Reform Jew?"
brought numbers of orthodox Hebrews to
the Temple Emanu-El, who were anxious
to learn the reverend gentleman's reasons
for the religious views which he holds.
Those among them who anticipated forci
ble expressions of opinion were not disap
pointed. To paraphrase the Shakespearean
line, the rabbi came to bury the orthodox
Jew— certainly not to praise him.
By way of introduction Dr. Voorsanger
said that there seemed to be quite a variety
of opinions as to what Reform Judaism
really was. He proposed to give what
Methodists would term "a testimony."
He asked the pardon of his audience if his
remarks partook somewhat of the nature
of a personal expression of views.
"First and foremost." continued the
rabbi. "I am a Jew. The interpretation
which any one may put upon the word
concerns me not. lam not a Jew because
my father was one. lam a Hebrew be
cause the sacrifice made by the heroes of
our faith have accrued to my benefit and
because I have ascertained to my own sat
isfaction that I firmly believe in the reli
gion I profess, and will continue to do so
to my dying day. I hold to the doctrine
of Israel, but I reserve to myself the right
to interpret that doctrine as I please."
Continuing, Dr. Voorsanger touched
upon the question of the evening, "Why
Am I a Reform Jew?" He said:
"I am a Reform Jew because for many
years past I have felt the necessity of
creeping a little closer to my fellow-man,
no matter what he believes. I think that
the world is doing itself a mortal injury in
confounding principle with interpretation.
I believe that the dividing lines should be
removed between church and church and
sect and sect. I believe that there is in the
future some ideal scheme upon which the
world will unite. If I am wrong then all
the prophets of Israel and he who was
called Jesus of Nazareth were mere vision
aries and dreamers.
"I firmly hold that there must be in the
future a plan of universal, not sectarian
salvation. The time must come when the
war cries of the churches will be forgotten
by the human race. I have no exclusive
message from God that my neighbor can
not share. I know of no humanitarian
enterprise which I desire to carry on with
out his assistance.
"The second reason why I am a reform
Jew is because I believe in the progression
of religion. Ido not believe in the religion
of 3000 years ago. Nor do you. My
orthodox brother says he does, but he
doesn't. The Israelite of old held his God
in a terror which 1 do not. My religion
has become a nobler and greater religion
that stands above all limited expressions
of worship. I reject absolutely forms that
have been conceived and established in
Babylonia, in Palestine, in Italy, in Spain,
"For my third reason, I say, because I
am an American citizen I do not cling to
any country but this. I have no hope for
any future except for that which I have
here and do not hold with my orthodox
brother in the idea of a restoration to
Palestine. I find that my reformed reli
gion possesses principles that prevail all
over this land.
"I want my religion and political opin
ions to be alike progressive and liberal, in
tended to do the greatest good to the great
est number. I believe that this Western
land has been a greater refuge to Israel
than the little land by the Mediterranean.
I believe that there is the possibility of our
shining forth as patriots as well as Jews
who are firm in the faith of our fathers."
Here Dr. Voorsanger paused a moment.
He eyed his audience and resumed in a
very " deliberate manner: "In the next
place, I am a reform Jew because twenty
years of experience have convinced me of
the dishonesty of American orthodoxy.
There should be consistency in every form
of faith. There is a respect and reverence
to be yielded to every religion, pro
vided it is honest. I can respect a
Catholic if that Catholic be honest.
I can admire a Protestant if he
be sincere. I class all religions in the same
category. For that reason I could, even
though I am an American, reconcile my
self to orthodoxy, if it were as honest in
this country as abroad ; but I say there is
no honesty in a form which "stumbles
over petty rites and transgresses the prin
cipal commandments of the faith. There
are men who are terrified because
you bare your head, and who with the
greatest equanimity violate the Sabbath.
There are people who are horrified because
you widen the dietary laws, yet they do
not abstain from work on the holiest
day of the 'year. They are dis
honest and inconsistent, because ortho
dox Judaism, as I understand it,
must be for one thing or another; it must
stand upon talmudical or rabbinical
ground or not at all. .If it is not that, then
it becomes the inconsistency denounced
by Dr. Einhorn as a skeleton which robes
itself in a gorgeous dress to delude the
Dr. Voorsanger concluded by a few ap
propriate remarks concerning his . de-
Earture for Europe, and hoped to return to
lis flock in time for the next session of
the Friday-evening services.
The Taylor-street synagogue held the
concluding service of the season last night.
Special music was rendered by the choir
under the direction of Mrs. H. J. Stewart.
Dr. Nieto discussed the question, "Why
am I a Jew?" and in the course of his re
marks he said: "The question presents
itself to ray mind rather as why I remain
a Jew than why am la Jew ? For in regard
to the latter, to be frank, I must say that
the primary reason for my adhesion to the
doctrines of the Hebrew faith is the acci
dent of birth. Added to this are also en
vironment and education. But putting
aside so far as it is in the power of man to
do all bias and prejudice, my review of all
to me known religious systems reveals the
superiority of Judaism over the others. .
"First, because Judaism does not regard
itself as the only means of spiritual or
moral salvation, but admits that the pious
of- all denominations, or those who act as
they profess, merit and attain salvation.
A reservation is made, however, in the
case of those who do not acknowledge and
worship God. But here even the extreme
breadth and liberality which marks Juda
ism makes itself felt, for the moral acta,
and not the profession of faith, is the stand
ard by which man is to be judged, so that
even the untutored savage, worshiping
his wooden representation of the Deity,
is a candidate for salvation.
Second, Judaism preaches toleration to
all. Third, it is a rational scientific and
logical religion based on the natural rather
than upon the supernatural, not demand
ing a blind belief or any belief in the
miraculous or unnatural, but ever striving
to inculcate the highest moral and ethical
grind pies based upon the conception of a
od who is holiness. Fourth, Judaism
exerts all its powers to teach people
how to live rather .than to invite
them to die as a panacea for all their
troubles and ailments and a means for
evening up and balancing all present de
ficiencies. Judaism teaches the duty of
man to labor so that he may alter that
which to him seems wrong, and to ease
himself of suffering in this world instead
of enjoying suffering and privation here
to be endured as a passport to enjoyment
in inverse ratio to be attained in a future
HORSE LOVERS INTERESTED.
Professor Gleason Performs Wonderful
Feats at the Pavilion.
A new kind of show is being given at the
Pavilion. Crowds of horse-lovers, ladies
as well as gentlemen, are becoming inter
ested in the exhibition of power over wild,
vicious and nervous horses which is being
given by Professor Oscar R. Gleason, who
announces himself as the "King of horse
Local horse-owners are invited to bring
animals to the Pavilion to be tamed and
trained. Most of these horses are noted as
being almost useless, because of nervous
ness or bad habits.
Vicious kickers after a short but de
cisive struggle submit to having tin pans
tied to their tails without flinching.
Nervous horses trot unconcernedly
through bundles of flying papers,
and stand quiet while bunches of
firecrackers are fired under their feet,
drums are beaten under their noses and
umbrellas are suddenly opened and waved
Last night the audience manifested
marked appreciation as a particularly
nervous animal belonging to Felix Heine
man of 916 Larkin street was being handled.
When the animal finally walked out with
its head under an umbrella the applause
was spontaneous. Some very bad horses
are booked for subjugation to-night.
ABRAHAM POWELL'S SDEATH
A Noted Pioneer and Old Resi
dent of Vallejo Passes
Wa_ • Under Farragut When in
Charge of Mare Island
Abraham Powell, a pioneer and well
known citizen of this State, died yesterday
afternoon at 4:30. He had been suffering
from heart disease for two years, but had
been incapaciated for business only a
couple of weeks. He passed away sur
rounded by all of his family.
Mr. Powell was born in 1828 in Philadel
phia and learned the trade of shipjoiner at
[From a photograph by Marceau.]
the navy-yard there. In 1849 he left Phil
adelphia with a party in the brig Osceola
for California, arriving here in August of
that year. He and a partner brought some
ready-framed houses and entered upon the
business of building.
One of the first structures they put up
was for themselves on Jackson street, where
engine-house 12 was subsequently erected.
One of the first orders they received was
to put up the "Philadelphia Auction
house" for Berry & Middleton, which all
old-timers will remember.
After remaining here a year he returned
to Philadelphia. In 1854 he was sent by
the Government to take charge of the me
chanical department of the navy-yard at
Mare Island, which was being established
therewith Admiral Farragut in command.
In 1865 deceased left the employ of the
Government and went into tne lumber
business for himself at Vailejo. In 1878,
in connection with some of the large mill
owners, he organized the Puget Sound
Lumber Company, which developed one of
the largest lumber corporations on the
coast, having branch varus all through the
Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys.
While a resident of Vallejo he filled the
position of Mayor for several terms as well
as other positions of trust.
For the last eight years he resided in
Oakland or San Francisco. He was a
member of the Society of California
Pioneers and California Commandery,
The deceased was a man of strikingly
fine personal appearance and courteous
manners, and had hosts of friends all over
He leaves a wife and four children, one
son. J. H. Powell of Alameda, and four
daughters, one of whom is the wife of
Frank A. Leach Of the Oakland Enquirer.
The others are the Misses Florence, Eva
and Blanche Powell.
The funeral is set for to-morrow after-
noon, under the auspices of California
Commandery, Knights Templar, at the
Found Dead in Bed.
John Murphy, formerly a resident of San
Jose, was found dead in bed at 214 Ellis street
yesterday afternoon. An inquest will be held
to determine whether deatn was caused by
accident or suicide.
The room was found filled with gas. It is
not known whether the How of gas was caused
by accident or intention. The remains will be
sent to San Jose for interment.
A Church's Debt.
James M. Allen, as executor of the last will
and testament of James H. Dobinson, has
brought suit against the rector and vestry of
the Church of the Advent. Dobinson died No
vember 21,1894, and his executor then found
that there had been owing his estate from the
church $33,133 40, of which 13,021 05 only
had been paid, leaving a balance due of
$20,112 41, lor which he now asks judgment.
Warrants for Their Arrest,
Warrants were sworn out in Police Judge
Low's court yesterday by George T. Percy for
the arrest of W. W. Wilson and Albert Oliver.
The two men are charged with smashing up
the office of the California Catholic, a religious
weekly published at 954 Howard street. The
two men.it is alleged, played general havoc
with the type and furniture of the establish
ment last Sunday. *
Wanted for Robbery.
,A warrant has been issued for the arrest of
John Kenny, who has been accused of robbing
Fred Janner of San Rafael of a watch and
chain. Kenny and Janner are alleged to have
met at the Central House last Wednesday and
It is said that shortly after the meeting Kenny
The only baking powder yet found by
chemical analysis to be entirely free from
lime and absolutely pure is the "Royal."
This perfect purity results from ,the ex
clusive use of cream of tartar specially re
fined and prepared by patent processes
which totally remove the tartrate of lime
and other impurities.
BRODERICK TO CRESWELL.
Passage-at-Arms Between the
Auditor and the City
A SUIT TO BE APPEALED.
Although the Money Involved,
$7000, Has Already Been Paid
to the Claimant.
Quite an interesting little passage at
arms took place yesterday afternoon be
tween City and County Attorney Creswell
and Auditor Broderick over the heads of
the Finance Committee of the Board of Su
A few days ago the City and County At
torney sent a communication to the Super
visors asking that he be instructed to ap
peal the case ot John A. Townley vs. Brod
erick, as Auditor of the City and County
of San Francisco, which was decided in the
lower court for the plaintiff. Creswell, as
City and County Attorney, represented the
The suit was brought to compel Brod
erick to audit a demand of Contractor
Townley in the sum of $7000, which he had
refused to do under the advise of Mayor
Ellert and others on the ground that the
then Supervisor P. F. Dundon was a mem
ber of the firm of Townley & Co., and as
such it was unlawful for him to take the
After the judgment had been rendered
the usual mandate of the court was served
upon the Auditor, and he signed the war
rant and the money was paid to the firm.
Now comes the City and County Attor
ney, as stated, asking for instructions to
appeal the suit, saying he is confident of
overturning the judgment of the lower
court, as to him it appeared the law is
clear that no member of the Board of
Supervisors can take a contract from the
The communication was submitted over
a week ago, Mr. Broderick was notified
and he expressed a desire to meet Mr.
Creswell and ask him what he meant by
it. So the two were present at the Finance
Committee meeting yesterday afternoon
and from a very mild inquiry from Mr.
Broderick and an equally mild reply ex
plaining the situation much as he did in
his communication both became angry.
"This money has been paid," said Brod
erick, "and I don't see the purpose of ap
pealing from a judgment that has already
been fulfilled. It presents the attitude
now of one branch of the City govern
ment assailing another, and the only point
in that that I can see is to cast a reflection
upon the other. It looks as though it was
an attack on me."
"With me it is simply a matter of per
forming the duties of my office. I am ex
pected to win the suits in which the city is
involved when I can," said Creswell, "and
I think that I can in this instance."
"But it is too late. The money has been
paid in accordance with the judgment of
the court. It was generally understood at
the time that the judgment of the Superior
Court would decide the matter."
"It was not so understood by me," said
Creswell. "I sent my clerk to give you
notice that I intended to appeal." ./^
"I never received any such notice. Your
clerk came to me to ask if I wanted to ap
peal, and I told him no, I had had enough
of it. I did not see the use of holding off
the payment of this money that had been
earned and was due these people. So I
signed the warrant.
"But I can't see what authority you had
to do so when I gave you notice of my in
tention to appeal. It must be an odd state
of affairs if we are to stop litigation be
cause we lose the first skirmish and
only half our resources are exhausted. I
shall have to insist on running the law
department myself so long as I am City
and County Attorsey.
"But I had no notice of your intention."
"My clerk reported that he informed
you and I believe him implicitly."
"This looks to me like an attack upon
me and I don't like it," reiterated Brod
erick. "There is an easier and more direct
way to do this. lam responsible with my
Chairman Taylor remarked that he
thought the question was much broader
than that covering the question involved
in the suit as to the right of Supervisors to
award themselves contracts as well as the
province of the law department to con
duct the cases in court.
Broderick, in disgust, said he never could
gain a case through the law department.
At this Creswell became thoroughly
aroused and declared that the solitary case
that he had lost was through his (Brod
"And you thrust this case on me in the
first place," said Broderick, "and it was
"I did not, sir," said Creswell, jumping
to his feet. "You sent it to me._ it would
be a physical and legal impossibility for
me to bring the suit otherwise.
And now I wish to say," he con
tinued, turning to the committee, "that
in any future case involving the Auditor
I will not appear for him on behalf of
the city unless I am to conduct the case •
ray own way. If he is to dictate how it is
to be managed, at what stage it is to be
relinquished, and so on, it is taking up the
time of my office uselessly."
It was decided to lay the matter before
the board at its next meeting, and Mr.
Broderick bowed himself out.
APPLAUDED A COMPOSER
Recital of H. B. Pasmore's
Songs Given by the Haw
Several Youthful Performers As
/ sisted In the Entertain- '
The Hawthorne Society, which delights
to honor talent wherever it finds that
commodity, turned its attention last night
to a local musician by giving a concert in
the auditorium of the Y. M. C. A., to in
troduce some new compositions by H. R.
Hitherto Mr. Pasmore has obtained a
good deal more recognition out of Califor
nia than he has at home. In musical
Leipsic some of his works were kindly re
ceived when he was a student there, later
a number of his songs received recognition
in the East, and some of his music was
successfully produced during the World's
The works produced last night, however,
were unpublished ones, and though the
character of most of them was serious, at
times almost ecclesiastical, they made on
the whole a very favorable impression on
the audience. >>'.:•'.:%;
"I Arise From Dreams of Thee," sung by
Loring P. Rixford, was a very effective
little composition, tinged with a weird
sort of melancholy, which was increased
by a refrain, sung almost in a whisper by _
chorus behind the scenes.
"At Dawn" was based more on the
model of the German lied than on the less
classical American and English song. It
had a flowing melody and a telling
accompaniment, which was well played by
Fred Maurer. The singer, however, Mrs.
Marie Stinton Lathrop, had neither the
volume of voice nor the dignity of style re
quired for lied-singing. . —____,—,
Miss Irma Fitch gave a pleasing render
ing of a little song. "Sweetheart," to which
Mary Pasmore played the violin obligate
n a very sympathetic way for a child only
years old. ■ ._._■__ „
A chorus, "The Treasures of the Deep,
was, perhaps, the most attractive -work
performed, on account of its interesting
and unexpected harmonies. It was well
sung by a chorus of forty voices.
The other works by Mr. Pasmore on the
programme included a part song, "What
My Lover Said," sung by Miss Gertrude
Stadtfeld, Miss Elizabeth Warden, Miss
Helene Nielsen, Miss A. M. Forester, Mrs.
R. S. Lamotte, Messrs. W.J. Keeley, . H. E.
Hanley, William Nielsen and W. C. Stadt
feld, and "Do I Love You?" sung by W. E.
Smith. . , _, ,
Several members of the "Pianists Club
gave their assistance. Miss K. White, Miss
0. Schucking, Miss H. McColgate and Mrs.
F. G. Searbv played the "Vivace non
trappo" movement from Mendelssohn
"Scotch" symphony on two pianos, and
Mrs. H. Ehrman arid Mrs. F. G. Beatty
played a Kullak concerto— the "North
Star" on two pianos.
Three children, Theresa Ehrman, Mary
Pasmore and Paul Wismer, played the
first movement of a trio by Haydn, the
little 11-year-old pianist, Theresa Ehrman,
showing especial talent. Young as she
was, she made a sympathetic and intelli
Apparently the house was more than
sold out, for all the unreserved seats were
occupied before the concert began, and
though a number of reserved seats re
mained empty all through the concert,
there were more than enough people to
fill them standing at the back of the halL
BY THE LANTERN'S FLASH
A Trip Round the World With
the California Camera
Success and Applause Meet the
For the fifty-ninth time in its history the
California Camera Club gave one of its pho
tographic exhibitions last evening in the
Metropolitan Temple. The lecture and
the slides shown were styled "011 a Po
drida," and the suggestion of the subject
was fully carried out in the variety of the
All but a very few of the slides were
beautifully colored, and many pretty
effects in moonlight and in the lights and
shades of water landscapes were shown.
Mrs. H. B. Steele lectured upon the
views as they were presented. They
opened with a conventional figure of free
dom waving a huge and richly tinted
banner of the Union, and, having
thus patriotically started, the audience wag
hurried around the world with a speed
possible only to the camera. A few scenes
from the Yosemite followed, then
a glimpse at the frozen cliffs of
ice - bound Alaska, then a fleeting
glance at the glories of the Yellowstone,
and then with the shifting of the light to
the shores of the Emerald Isle.
Some time was spent among the ruined
castles of Ireland and among its
mountain lakes and valleys, and
then the shores of Loch Katrine, "the cliffs
of Ben Lomond, the ruins of Melrose
Abbey and all the spots of bonny Scotland
made famous by Scott and Burns flashed
on the big white screen.
England followed with her crowded city
streets and her homelike country houses,
her towns and castles and palaces. Then
came Holland and her people, her wind
mills, her cows and her marshes, and last
of all was India.
Along the shores of the Ganges, through
temples and mausoleums, the glittering
pictures led the audience until the final
good night shown for a moment in the
darkness and then faded in the light of
the rekindling chandelier.
There were two intermissions and in
each the California quartet, composed of
C. T. Wendell, R. W. Smith, C. L. Gage
and E. G. Macßaine, entertained the
audience with its songs. The singing was
frequently encored, and for encores
the quartet sang of the wars of "Tom, the
Piper's Son," of "Simple Simon" and such
kindred ditties, to increasing and enthusi
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