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MONDAY TTmAY 6, 1895
CITY MEWS_Iff BRIEF.
A new quadruple press has been purchased
for the Call.
s'Fair5 'Fair nearly stationary temperature and
resh westerly winda to-day.
\rchbi«hop Riordan confirmed a large class
of candidates at St. Patrick's Church yesterday.
The Union for Practical Progress has begun
an agitation against child labor in California.
Bicyclists and others have protected to the
Supervisors against scattering of refuse matter
on the si
The Olympic baseball team went to Vallejo
to play the Vallejo team yesterday and won by
of 11 to 6.
The Bohemian, Pacific and Alameda cricket
clubs played lively games on the east side of
the bay yesterday.
The San Francisco Religious Press commends
the Call for hunting lottery advertisements
out of it? columns.
A ii'.jml'orof improvements that will be ap
preciated by the patrons of the Free Public
Library are being made.
A successful performance of "II Trovatore"
was given last night at Stockwell's Theater by
the Italian Philharmonic Society.
Archbishop Riordan and Rev. D. O. Crowley
wnl leave for Europe this evening. The former
goes to Rome, the latter to Ireland
cHella Hughes, daughter of Captain William
Hughes, 1914 Lexington avenue, has been
missing from home since Thursday.
Jones, the Australian champion, defeated
Coast Champion Harlowand J. Lawless in the
San Francisco handball court yesterday. •
Su^n B. Anthony will be a guest of Mrs. A.
A. Sargent during the Woman's Congress,
which will convene in this City May 20.
The San Francisco Religious Press Associa
tion adopted resolutions supporting the Call
in its attitude on lottery advertisements.
•T. C. Nealon, the veteran handball player,
made his appearance at the Occidental court
yesterday for the tirst time after his illness.
G. W. Wilderman outlined the requirements
ami plans of the World's Christian Co-opera
tive Society at Golden Rule Hall last night.
Mike Stenson, a farmer from Winters, at
tempted to commit suicide at 134 Fourth
yesterday by swallowing a dose of rat
in street property-owners meet again to
night to discuss the South Side boulevard
project, this time at the corner of Folsom and
The Market-street Company will seek to ex
tend the E]li«-street line across Market to
Fourth, and thence on to the Third and Town
The sale to-day of lots in the Richmond Dis
.trict that belonged to the San Francisco and
' Point Lobos Road Company wili wind up the
affairs of that corporation.
Dr. Joseph AVolf Jr., who died of poison at
Lathroplast Saturday, \va« at One time assist
ant police surgeon in this City. He was ad
dicted to the morphine habit.
The mf-rabers of the French 5f Jtual Benevo
eiety at a stormy meeting in Union Hall
yesterday adopted a number of amendments to
the constitution oi the society.
The highbinders in Chinatown are incor
porating in order to avoid police interference.
Another war is threatened in order to test the
power of Chief Crowley's "white devils."
The first regatta of the season was held at
Sausalito yesterday under the auspices of the
San Francisco Yacht Club. Tlie Queen won
the Hammersmith & Field cup a second time.
The Knights of the Red Branch held their
annual picnic at Glenwood, in the Santa Cruz
Mountains, yesterday. There wks a larg.' gath
ering and the outing was thoroughly enjoyed
The initial run ol the Cycling Annex of the
California Camera Club will be held this even
ing. The members will meet at the park en
trance and a moonlight ride to the bearh will
Dur-ant's first Sunday in the County Jail
was a quiet one. His only visitor Teas his
father, who brought him a bunch of violets
from a lady member of the Emmanuel Baptist
Church. V' :
Dr. Lazarus Shapero and hi» wife were com
pelled to leave a Castro-street car yesterday
afternoon because the doctor refused to pay
double fares and he was ariested for using
Nicholas Fredericks, an alleged Russian
Count, assaulted a countryman, another re
pnted nobleman, named Rehbender, yesterday
and was arrested and charged with assault
with a deadly weapon.
Rev. J. George Gibson, paster of the Emman
uel Baptist Church, preached in the Grace
Methodist Episcopal Church again yesterday
morning. He exhorted his congregation to
stand fast in spite of afflictions.
On last Friday evening Gordon Walker, five
years cf age, was run over by a fruit wagon
while playing near his home at 5 O'.iv^ avenue.
Hifl injuries are not serious, although the
wagon wheel passed over his chest.
Great interest is being taken in handball cir
cles in the coming match between Feeney and
Linehan of the Union handball court and* Har
low and Condon of the San Francisco court for
a valuable trophy, and betting Is brisk on the
After the warm rnins the gardens of Oakland
are glowing with flowers that promise much
for the Fabiola fete, which will be grander
than was originally designed. Many new en
tries of vehicles have been made ior'the floral
A. C. Daniels, who died at the City and
County Hospital last Thursday night", was
buried by his friends yesterday. 'His death was
not due to alcoholism, as stated, but to inflam
mation of the bowels. Daniels was a strictly
Eugene Deuprcy says the Democratic Super
visors all promised to reduce water rates 15
per cent if elected, and Arthur F. Briggs says
the Republican Supervisors who were indorsed
by the Non-Partisans promised to secure alO
per cent reduction.
EdelHecht, a socialist lecturer, told of the
future condition of woman, from a socialistic
standpoint, at the Turk-street Temple. He
stated that the present relationship between
man and wife is the outjrrowth of man's first
monopolistic, autocratic end selfish instincts.
The Juarez Guard and the Austrian Military
«nd IJ' ■ -"dety turned out under arms
to picnics yesterday. They will apply for a
license to retain their rifles, as otherwise the
new law will operate agsinst them. It denies
to all organizations not of the militia the right
to carry arms.
A. J. Pon, 1025 Pacific street, wnile laboring
under an excessive supply of liquor, wandered
down to the wharf at Fourth and Channel
fctrcots at an early ho>.ir yesterday morning and
fell into the bay. He was rescued in time and
taken to the Receiving Hospital, •where he
gradually recovered from Ins ducking.
The next swimming tournament to l>e held at
the Olympic Club will bring out the largest list
of maiden entries than has apyeared at any
previous occasion in the club tanks— that is if
all who have signified iheir intention of enter-
Ing will finally enter. The tournament will be
held under the auspices of the recently organ
ized swimming annex.
Governor Budd and Colonel R. n. Warfield
Bpent part of yesterday in*inspe<-tiug the type
setting machines now in operation in th;> com
posing room ol the German Demokrat. Every
thing short of taking the machines apart was
done to assist in the explanation, and over two
hours were spent by tne Governor in watching
them at work.
Orders for the election to be held in the First
Infantry Regiment, which will take place on
May 14 next, have been issued direct from
division headquarters. This, in a measure,
substantiates the theory which has been ad
vanced by many of the officers of the guard,
viz., that the brigadier-generals were retired
by the passage of the legislative act reorganiz
ing the guard, and that since its passage there
have reaily been no militia brigadiers in this
A testimonial benefit will be given this even-
Ing to Mrs. Laura de Force Gordon by the
•Young Women's Suffrage Club. The entertain
ment will be held at Pythian Castle, 909 Mar
ket street. A dance will follow the programme,
which is as follows: Overture, Ronaldson's
Orchestra; vocal duet, the Hisses Whiteside;
recitation, Miss Celia Greene; soprano solo,
Mrs. Bessie K. Dibble; addreiss, Rev. Dr. Scott;
music, Ronaldson's Orchestra. Refreshments
will be served. !
Toward the end of this welik the Callfornl »
Camera Club will hold its fray outing on the
steamer Caroline. It was to have taken place
a week ago, but the weather forbidding, it was
postponed. The bay outing is a feature of the
club due mainly to Captain I^ale, owner of the
Caroline. Some days when she is not busy she
Is turned over to the club, a dark rocm for
reloading plateholders is fitted up in her hold,
and the enthusiasts provide a sumptuous
lunch. They spend the day on the bay, and
for weeks after the clubrooms are flooded with
local marine views of all kinds, color* and
ARE GOING TO EUROPE
Archbishop Riordan to Visit
Rome on Diocesan
WILL LEAVE THIS EVENING.
Rev. D. O. Crowley Will Attend the
Centenary of Maynooth
Archbishop Riordan and Rev. D. O.
Crowley will leave for New York en route
to Europe this evening. The Archbishop
goes directly to Rome and his traveling
companion will visit Ireland, the land of
It is compulsory on the part of an Arch
bishop of the Catholic church to visit in
person or by delegate the ancient city at
least once in ten years and make a full re
port to the propaganda relative to the
standing of the diocese over which ne
presides. This is the purpose that com
pels the Archbishop of San Francisco to
cross the Atlantic at this time. His last
visit to Rome was in 1886. His Grace will
be absent several months.
Father Crowley was kept very busy say-
THE NEW CATHOLIC CHUBCH AT CLASSIC MAYNOOTH.
ing good-by to his friends, which are legion,
at the Youths' Directory. 2035 Howard
street, over which he presides. There was
a series of receptions during the day. Father
Crowley is one of the best known priests
in San Francisco.
It was his zeal, skill and ceaseless enerpy
that made the directory the splendid
home for orphan boys that it is to-day. He
is to San Francisco what the late Father
Drumgool was to New York — father and
friend to the boys of the street.
Father Crowley will attend the centen
ary of Maynootn, the great ecclesiastical
college of Ireland, where thousands of
brilliant young priests were graduated
and sent forth to teach Christian love and
doctrine in distant lands. The centenary
will occur in June. The Irish priests up to
1795 were educated in Paris or Louvain, at
Antwerp, Lisle or Douay, at Bordeaux or
Rouen, at Salamanca or at St. Isidore's.
In 1739 the Irish Parliament — for Ireland
was an independent nation then and this
country had ceased to be a colony — estab
lished Maynooth College with a grant of
£8000 a year. In 1845 the grant was in
creased to £26,300 a year, and from that time
forth Maynooth became a great theological
It was the intention of Father Crowley's
friends to present him with a testimonial
of their respect and esteem on the eve of
his deoarture, and at least a purse of $1000
was in sight when the reverend gentleman
learned of the project and at once informed
the committee, notwithstanding the deep
gratitude he felt at the generous compli
ment which his friends had intended to
confer upon him, he was nevertheless un
alterably opposed to accepting the testi
monial for his private or personal use.
A large number of gentlemen, friends of
Father Crowley, assembled last evening at
St. Charles' Hall, Eighteenth and Shotwell
streets, and proceeded thence in a body to
the Youths' Directory, for the purpose of
wishing "God-speed"" to the reverend pres
ident of the institution, Father Crowley.
The reverend gentleman warmly wel
comed his visitors, and during the evening
was the recipient of the most nearty assur
ances of the esteem and good will which
they, in common with their fellow-cit'zens
in eeneral, entertain toward him.
His long years of labor in providing
shelter, maintenance and education for
the homeless boys of the City, and his un
tiring efforts for the moral and social wel
fare of the hard-working masses of our
people with whom he is so deservedly
popular, were themes upon which the
speakers dwelt with evident pleasure, and
it must have been gratifying to the good
father to observe the warmth and sincerity
of their utterances. In speaking of the
action of his friends in regard to the pe
cuniary offering which they intended to
present him, and which was abandoned in
obedience to his own positive and peremp
tory request, the reverend father declared
that tne proofs of their friendship in this
Particular respect, although not accepted
y him, would, nevertheless, be always
held in his grateful remembrance.
Among the gentlemen present were:
Rev. P. J. Cummins, Rev. W. G. O'Ma
houv, Matthew I. Sullivan, Jeremiah Ma
honey, Dr. M. C. O'Toole, John M. Bur
nett, Dr. J. F. Gibbon, D. J. Costello, John
B. Mclntyre, T. P. Riordan, Thomas R.
Bannerman, Charles McAuliffe, Dr. John
Gallagher, Charles McCrystal, John Blake,
Jeremiah Deasy, A. B. Maguire, Thomas
Crimmins, George Lainev, Edward Fay,
Captain James Fallon, Thomas Fay, Ed
ward J. Coffey, J. Kelleher and E. J. Ma
A BLIGHTED HOME.
Dr. Wolf, Who Died of Poison lit
Lathrop, Was Once Assistant
Police Surgeon Here.
The gloom of inconsolable sorrow hangs
over a mother and daughter who dwell in
the upper flat at 1307 Leavenworth street.
The deeply afflicted are Mrs. Dr. Joseph
Wolf and Miss Wolf, mother and sister of
Dr. Joseph Wolf Jr., who died from a dose of
poison in his office at Lathrop last Satur
day morning. This blow, coming as it did
within a month of the tragic death of Miss
Adele Wolf— or Mrs. Carlo Enrico Reta—
at the Palace Hotel in this City, has nearly
crushed the hearts of the mother and sister
of the two unfortunates. Mrs. Reta was
the favorite sister of the young doctor who
died from the fatal draught at Lathrop,
and since the tragedy at the Palace Dr.
Joseph Wolf Jr. has not been right in mind
or body. Whether or not he took the fatal
dose with suicidal intent may perhaps
never be definitely learned.
The deceased was a graduate of the
Cooper Medical College and was considered
unusually skillful in his profession. He
had traveled and studied in Europe, and
at one period of his life showed signs of a
burning ambition to rise in his profession.
In 1890, while Dr. Williams was in charge
of the old Receiving Hospital, Dr. Wolf
was assistant police surgeon for about nine
months. Dr. K. E. Bunker was the other
assistant, and he and Wolf were on terms
of friendly intimacy. While speaking of
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, MAY (>, 1895.
his dead colleague yesterday Dr. Bunker
"Wolf was a bright young fellow and
would have made a splendid physician and
surgeon if he had continued as he began.
But he was wild and showed inclinations
to dissipate. He did not drink much at
the time we worked together in the old
Receiving Hospital, but of late he has been
drinking to excess. He acquired the mor
phine habit and never let an opportunity
to procure the drug slip by.
"It is my opinion that Wolf did not
mean to kill himself, but simply took an
overdose of some drug and was overcome
by the effects of it."
"Robert Trewin, steward at the Receiving
Hospital, knew Dr. Wolf for a number of
years. Mr. Trewin yesterday said :
"I was steward of the old Receiving Hos
pital when young Dr. Wolf was Assistant
Police Surgeon. He was an industrious
student and showed remarkable skill for
one so young. But he took to drink — and
worse — and it finally became evident that
he was heading downhill."
Dr. Wolf was married and had one child.
Not long ago his wife came to this city to
visit friends. She left her husband in
Lathrop and did not again see him until
he was dead.
Twenty-fiflh Anniversary of St. John's
There was a joyous reunion at St. John's
Presbyterian Church yesterday morning,
the occasion being the twenty-fifth anni
versary of its Sunday-school. The pulpit
platform was profusely dressed with a va
riety of sweet flowers and in distinct silver
tinted characters there stood out upon the
dark background of the organ loft, "St.
John's Sunday School, 1870-1895."
At the opening note of the first hymn on
the programme, "The Banner of the
| Cross," there appeared at the main en
trance of the church a procession of '95
I Sunday-school children headed by the
: pastor, and while marching up the main
| aisle to front reserved seats sang the hymn
! in unison with the choir.
Attorney F. A. Berlin, superintendent of
the school, delivered an address befiiting
the occasion. Following him came the
report of the secretary ana treasurer, indi
cating not only a healthy growth in mem
bers, Dut also a satisfactory financial con
dition of the school.
Rev. D. Hanson Irwin attracted the at
tention of both his elder and younger
hearers as he drew the parallel between
the raw recruit drilled into perfectedness
to follow the banner of his country and the
newJy converted sinner fashioned to a
singleness of purpose to follow unreserv
edly the cross - emblazoned banner of
The healthy and improved condition of
St. John's Sunday-school is steadily keep
ing pace with the increasing prosperity of
the church itself, and under the efficient
pastorate of Mr. Irwin it has a bright
The school was started in a little room
in a house on Post street and subsequently
met in the hall over the California Tneater,
afterward occupied by the free library,
St. John's pastor being the Rev. Dr. Scott.
J. R. Garniss, still a member of St. John's
Church, was one of the first trustees of
THROWN OFF A CABLE CAR
Indignity Suffered by Dr. Laz
arus Shapiro and His
The Conductor of the Conveyance
Has Him Arrested for Vulgar
Dr. Lazarus Shapiro, 1205 Market street,
is vowing vengeance against the Market
street Cable Company. Yesterday after
noon he suffered the indignity of being
placed under arrest for vulgar language
and being locked up in the City Prison till
his wife procured bail for his release.
The doctor and his wife got on Castro
street car 101 at Twenty-third street. The
conductor collected the fares and when the
car reached the terminus and turned round
the doctor and his wife remained on it.
Shortly after the car started on its trip to
the ferry the conductor asked the doctor
for his fares. The doctor replied that he
had already paid. "But," said the con
ductor, "that was to the end of the line.
Now you have to pay again." The doctor
declined to see it that way and positively
refused to pay 10 cents mere.
At Eighteenth street Detective Dillon
got on the car and the conductor explained
the position of matters to him. They
went to where the doctor and his wife were
seated and Dillon showed his star. He
urged the irate doctor to pay the fares and
if he had a grievance to lay it before the
officers of the company.
"I have already paid," said the doctor,
"and I will not pay again. I am a stranger
to this part of the City and I am not to be
swindled by any conductor."
"Well," said Dillon, "if you won't t>ay
you will have to get off the car, and as you
appear to be a gentleman I would advise
you to do it quietly and not raise a dis
After some further persuasion the doctor
and his wife left the car. As soon as he
reached the ground he shook his fist at the
conductor and called him a vile name two
or three times. The conductor became
angry and ordered Dillon to arrest him for
using vulgar language, which was done.
The doctor objected to riding on the car
to Ninth street on his way to the City
Prison, so he and his wife and Dillon
walked all the way. When they reached
the company's office at Valencia and Mar
ket streets he insisted upon going upstairs
to make his complaint against the con
ductor and then went to the prison, where
he was booked.
"This is how the Southern Pacific treats
people," said the angry doctor," as he
mopped the perspiration from his fore
head. "I am a stranger to that part of the
City and thought the car was going toward
Market street. In fact the conductor told
me so. It was only a block or two any
how and he had no right to ask me to pay
again. I was thrown from the car and my
wife insulted, and I will make some one
suffer for it before lam done. The South
ern Pacific! Bah ! They are no good."
Detective Dillon denied that the doctor
was thrown off the car or that his wife was
insulted in his presence.
Spveious coin has no ring. Observe the ring
of the Almighty Dollar (Cigar). •
VERY EXCITED MEMBERS
The French Benevolent Society
Wrestles With Parlia
AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION.
A Proposition to Allow Women to
Vote Defeated by a Large
An adjourned meeting of the members
of the French Mutual Benevolent Society
was held yesterday afternoon in Union
sqnare Hall for the purpose of considering
propositions petitioned for by members
and of passing upon amendments offered
at a previous meeting.
Sylvian Weil, president of the society,
occupied the chair and J. Dechamps acted
A petition from IQO members asking that
the visiting physician extend his visits to
patients in South San Francisco was read,
and, as the same was recommended by the
committee on revision of constitution, the
proposition was carried.
The secretary then read a petition from
117 members asking that the manager of
the hospital, the accountant and the col
lector be elected by the members of the
society for four years and that the salary
of the manager be fixed at $100 per month ;
that the accountant be paid $85 and the
collector be allowed 5 per cent on all col
The reading of this petition was followed
by a prolonged discussion, in which many
of those present took part and became en
tangled in parliamentary law so deep that
it would have taken ex-Speaker Reed con
siderable time to get the matter straight.
Alexander Bergerd wanted the manager
selected by the executive committee and
offered his proposition as an amendment
to the first section of the petition.
Mr. Mayers offered as an amendment to
the amendment that the executive commit
tee name the accountant and the collector.
Mr. Chartrey then moved as a substitute
that tne committee name all the employes
and that the employes then name the ex
ecutive committee, a sort of reciprocity.
The proposition was loudly applauded
by the 400 members present, but there was
not a second to it.
Then another member moved as a sub
stitute for the two amendments that all
three officials be named by the executive
One member asked that the substitute be
amended by voting on the propositions
Mr. Guenin asked "where are we at; we
have so many propositions before the meet
ing that no one is able to tell what is be
fore the house."
A dozen different members asked for
recognition and the president good
naturedly announced that each would have
an opportunity to express his views.
They all did give expression to their
views on parliamentary tactics. Mr. Char
trey proposed to put an end to the debate
by "referring the matter to a meeting to be
held in 1596.
"Why, that is what I proposed an hour
ago." said Mr. Lemoine.
Tne motion was put and carried.
The members proceeded to the con
sideration of the amendments to the con
The revision committee reported in favor
of declaring that all male m«mbers of the
society over 21 years of age and six months
a member should have the right to vote.
Dr. Gros offered an amendment that
heads of families have the right to caat two
A. Bergert moved to strike out the word
male from the section.
Mr. Mitchell said that would give the
women members of the society the right to
vote. He said that he was glad to see
women take a deep interest in their house
hold affairs, but thought that there were
enough "old women of the other sex" in
the meetings without simon-pure women
to take part.
Some one remarked, "You certainly are
not very gallant."
The proposition to give women the right
to vote was defeated by a large majority,
only two voting in the affirmative.
During an animated discussion on an
amendment to allow the distribution of
ballots three days before election Mr.
Chartrey took occasion to say that under
that system, as at a previous election, a
coterie would get together in favor of cer
tain candidates, as for instance, for presi
He was interrupted by A. Bergerd, who
in a most excitea manner called him a
liar. Men in all parts<of the hall sprang
to their feet. Mr. Chartrey remained silent
for a second. The silence was, however,
broken by Bergerd, more excited than be
fore, exclaiming, "He lies! he lies!" The
two men glared at each other for a mo
ment, but when Mr. Chartrey said that he
withdrew his remarks as to the president
order was restored.
Finally it was decided that sample bal
lots should be issued and that on election
day ballots bearing the seal of the society
and of a different color from those of the
sample ballots should be used for voting.
An amendment to reinstate members
suspended for non-payment of dues was
laia over until the meeting in 1806 after a
The society decided that applicants for
membership should after examination by
the physician be further examined by the
occulist, if the physician so recommended.
An amendment that the resident phy
sician shall be named by the members and
his salary fixed at $150 a month was adopted.
An amendment providing that physi
cians who had studied in a medical uni
versity for four years or physicians who
had previously served the society be
eligible for election was also adopted.
THE FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY.
Improvements for the Benefit of the
Patrons of the Institu
Librarian George T. CJark of the San
Francisco Free Public Library is ever
mindful of the comfort of those who visit
the library. With the consent of the trus
tees he is making improvements beneficial
to patrons and helpful in promptly obtain
ing volumes called for.
The large space in front of the main en
trance to the library proper, which was
formerly useless, has been converted into
an anteroom by placing large swing doors
in the arch. On the south wall there have
been put up glass-covered frames, in which
are placed lists of the latest additions to
the library as soon as catalogued. Under
these frames are two long desks for the
use of the patrons who wish to make
notes of the books they may desire.
In an inner room within the large one
in which the books for delivery are kept
there are being fitted up a number of
cases with roller shelves, on which to
place bound volumes of the various news
papers kept on file. This will be known as
As at present, two years' files will be
kept in the reference room, but those of
anterior date will be placed in the file
room and be easy of access. At present a
great number of tomes ere piled one on
top of the other, and to obtain one that is
at the bottom of a dozen involves loss of
much time and considerable labor. Under
the new arrangement but two large or
three small volumes will bo on each shelf.
The reopening of the periodical and
magazine room off the reading department
is thoroughly appreciated by the patrons
who, for a long time, were deprived of the
opportunity of the unlimited use of many
magazines. The system of free access to
the Dound volumes on the shelves in this
department has been founa to work well.
It saves the cost of employing a number of
attendants required under the delivery
system. There is in this department one
attendant, who, in addition to other dxities
that can be performed there, directs pa
trons to the location of the periodicals
called for. Magazines and periodicals for
the current month or quarter are distrib
uted on the tables, so that the patrons
can examine that class of literature up to
Archbishop Kiordan Lays Hands on a
Largo Class at St. Patrick's
Archbishop Riordan, who leaves for
Rome with Father Crowley to-day, per
formed his last function yesterday after
noon by administering the sacrament of
confirmation to about 250 boys and girls,
20 adults and 10 recent converts, at St.
Shortly after 3 p. m. 150 girls filed out of
St. Vincent's, all arrayed in white and
accompanied by four Sisters of Charity.
They took their seats in the church, which,
lofty and well ventilated as it is, was
packed to suffocation. Before the con
clusion of the service even the Archbishop
appeared to be suffering, whilst the con
gregation was in a most moppy state.
There must have been between three and
four thousand persons packed in the edi
fice. The high altar was ablaze with lights
and the side altars profusely decorated
After the girls came, the boys, headed by
Father Brennan, all in new suits and but
ton-hole bouquets and their young faces
solemnly innocent. At a signal they all
genuflected together and at another signal
all arose and sang a hymn. Then the
Archbishop was vested in a cope of white
and gold, his mitre and given his crozier.
After ascending the altar and reciting the
preliminary prayers he descended to the
altar-rails and admini-stered the sacrament
of confirmation first to the boys, then to
the girls and afterward to the adults and
converts. The ceremony consists in sign
ing the forehead of the kneeling candidate
with holy oil and slightly touching the
face of the candidate, symbolical of a blow
to remind him that he is now a full-fledged
Christian and must practice fortitude. The
cross on the forehead is made with the
thumb and the oil is afterward wiped off
by a priest who follows. The sponsors for
the boys were Mr. L. Dunningan and Mr.
J. O'Brien ; for the girls, Miss A. Downing
and Miss K. Hayes.
After the conclusion of the service the
Archbishop administered the pledge of the
League of the Cross to every boy confirmed.
This binds them to drink no liquor and to
go into no place where liquor is sold until
they are 21 years old. The Archbishop ad
dressed the candidates for a few minutes
after connrmation, exhorting them to be
true to their faith, to lead good Catholic
lives and promising them that if they did
so, the grace of the holy spirit would ever
sustain them. He was assisted by the
veteran rector of St. Patrick's, Rev. Father
Gray, by Father Griffin, Father Brennan
and Father Hanlon. The vast congrega
tion completely blocked the street after
leaving the church while waiting for the
young people to come out. One hundred
and fifty boys and girls who were con
firmed "last year made their first com
munion at 8 o'clock yesterday.
OLD POINT LOBOS ROAD.
Once the Popular and Fash
ionable Toll Road Out
of the City.
Busses Carried Passengers, and a
Round Trip Cost One
The sale to-day by auction of 160 lots in
the Richmond District, that belonged to
the San Francisco and Point Lobos Road
Company, will wind up the affairs of a
corporation that was dissolved some time
The Point Lobos Toll Road Company, of
which Dr. H. Gates was the head and front,
opened what is now known as the Point
Lobos avenue as a toll road early in the
sixties, and at about the same time the
late Junius G. Foster opened the Cliff
House at the terminus of the road. The
new road was operated in opposition to
the Ocean House road, which started from
Seventeenth street, ran over the hills by
the old Ocean House race track and the
Lake House to the ocean beach, for many
years the only route for reaching that por
tion of the county to view the seals, unless
one was willing to trudge over six miles of
The new road became popular and for
many years it was the fashionable drive
out of the City. No sight-seeing was com
plete unless it included a drive over the
Point Lobos road to Captain Foster, the
guardian of the seals. To enjoy a drive
over th is road those who held the ribbons
were forced to pay toll in going from the
City at the toll house, which stood on the
north side of the road almost opposite
what is now known as Masonic avenue,
the thoroughfare that leads to the Masonic
Cemetery. The driver received a ticket,
which he dropped at the second gate,
which stood near where the road took a
turn and was, down grade to the Cliff.
In 1862 the late John A. McGlynn, who
had had experience in running busses for
the accommodation of the public (for in
those days there were no horsecars, nor
cable-cars, nor electric-cars), operated a
line of omnibusses over the new road.
They started from the corner of Kearny
and Clay streets and ran out Kearny
street and then westward, passing Dr.
Gates' beautiful gardens, fronting on Fill
more street, occupying two blocks from
Post to S utter and from Sutter to Bush,
until they reached the road at Cemetery
avenue, as Central avenue was then
known, near Geary street. Then the
busses, with their loads of passengers on
pleasure bent, rolled out to the Seal Rocks.
For this ride the sum of 50 cents was
charged. Now the same distance is
traversed in one-tenth of the time for a
In 1864, when the Central line of street
cars established its western terminus at
Cemetery avenue the bus company made
the avenue its eastern terminus and re
duced the fair one-half.
About twenty years ago those who op
erated the road having in mind a desire to
make it more attractive constructed on the
north side, commencing at the line of
Twenty-third avenue, a straightaway half
mile speed track, and over this many of
the best horses that ever ran around a
track, including Norfolk and Lodi, were
speeded. About the same time Jim Eoff,
a noted horseman, opened near the speed
track the Agricultural Park and race track,
which, however, did not prove a successful
With the increase of population the City
expanded, people moved westward and lo
cated, new thoroughfares were opened, the
Richmond District began to be known,
horsecars superceded the omnibusses, the
tollgates came down, a car line was oper
ated on the Point Lobos road up to within
a short distance of the Seal Rocks ; then
came the lines of steam cars that drove the
horses out of business, and finally the
Point Lobos road became an open public
thoroughfare with the name changed to
Point Lobos avenue.
There is an article on this market seldom
equaled and never excelled— Jesse Moore Whis
ky. Moore, Hunt <fc Co. guarantee its purity. •
A recent report shows that 11,530 con
victs this year passed through the forward
ing prison at Iruiuau, Russia.
HE SCORED THE CROAKERS
Auditor Broderick Points Out
the Signs of Advance
NO SYMPATHY FOR SILURIANS.
Wherein San Francisco's Develop
ment Excels That of
Auditor Broderick was in a talkative
mood yesterday and devoted an hour to
the criticism of croakers and cranks, for
eign and local, who esteem it their espe
cial privilege to run down San Francisco,
her people and their tastes, and everything
pertainins: to the development of the great
"I can stand a good deal from foreigners
like the prig Kipling, who came here and
after accepting our hospitality went away
a safe distance and called us barbarians
and savages," began the Auditor; "but
when some of our own people begin to
cast their slurs on our City and its advance
ment I cry bold, and will call their atten
tion to a few facts with which they are
most likely not familiar.
"We are all aware in a general way of
the great advance made during the last
few years toward an ideal modern metrop
olis, but I doubt if many are familiar in
detail with the extent of our latter-day de
velopment. I own that I was not until a
short time ago, when I had occasion to
look up certain statistics; and, as you
know, I should be in a position to better
acquaint myself with such matters than
those who have nothing to do with the
handling of municipal and county affairs.
"To be sure, we are involved in a tem
porary financial embarrassment at present,
but that has nothing to do with the criti
cisms made by the croakers on our de
velopment as a municipality.
"Why, the bonded indebtedness of the
City is "nominally wiped out. In two years
hence it will be; and what city of 800,000
inhabitants can show the same record?
"In 1851 the taxable property was $21,
--621,214 and this year it will reach $340,000,
--000, with a tax levy of only one dollar on
"But in no better way can the Bolid,
moral and prosperous advancement of a
city be shown than by an enumeration of
her institutions, educational, religious and
financial, not to forget her manufactures.
"At present we have one hundred
and twenty-six churches, thirty-three
commercial banks and fourteen sav
ings and loan institutions. Our school
system is as good as any in the
land. We have seventy-five school build
ings, with an average attendance of fifty
thousand pupils, and can show sixty-two
thousand children of school age. This^is
quite an advance since 1849 when J. C. Pel
ton opened a school at his own expense,
starting the first day with only three
pupils. Judge Louderback was one of
"Many of our pioneer residents will re
call that the old school used to be in the
Baptist Church building on Washington
street. Beside our public schools there are
the night schools for apprentices. The ex
pense of the school system is about $1,000,
--000. Then we have seven medical colleges,
the same number of business colleges and
one devoted to the law.
"In the matter of public charities we are
not deficient. Our hospitals number ten all
told, two charitable, too free, four self-sus
taing, besides two pestilential.
"Take a glance, too, at our social organi
zations; including the fraternal societies,
they number 365. The religious and
benevolent societies aggregate about 100.
What a showing is this? Can any of the
croakers name a city of the same popula
tion that can hold a candle to us? I doubt
"We have also one of the finest street
railway systems in the world, with twenty
five corporate lines and over 140 miles of
tracks. Our manufacturing institutions of
every sort number 1170 and give employ
ment to 25,000 men, women and children.
"Neither are we behind when it comes to
the professions. Our medical practitioners
number 750 and the lawyers over 1100.
"Among the public works I suppose
might be mentioned our admirable fire fa
cilities. The system is finely equipped
and includes forty-three companies. But
chiefest among our institutions of pride is
our public library. Foreigners, who have
been liberal enough to see any good about
us, have said that they had seen nothing
to compare with it in the East. In view
of what we have to show it is surprising
that a croaker can find a place to lay his
head in the proud City of San Francisco.
We have no room for them, "and the Half
million Club movement will weed them
out or relegate them to a life so private
that their gibberings will not be heard in
the new and happy song of prosperity and
the busy hum of industry. The hah mil
lion will come despite the cranks and
croakers. You can take my word for it."
TWO WARLIKE NOBLEMEN
Count Nicoluski Faedroff
Thumps Count Alexis
He Tells a Doleful Tale of Shat
tered Joys in Two Con
Nicoluski Faedroff, or Nicholas Fred
ericks, is a Prussian nobleman.
Alexis Rehbender is also a peer from the
land of Tolstoi, and possibly an exile suf
fering the martyrdom of expatriation for a
principle. Neither of these blue-blooded
Muscovites has proof of his respective
rights-patent to a title other than a vigor
ous denial of each other's alleged nobility
and a desire, intense and mutual, to see
the other wiped from the solar system.
The animus of their rage is Mrs. Fred
ericks, or the Countess Faedroff, as the
title-loving American dame would prefer.
Her yearning desire to change her name
and title (she was plain Emma Foster be
fore her marriage) has precipitated her
lord and noble master into several ple
beian scrapes, the last one of which oc
curred yesterday afternoon, when he saw
his lady and the hated Count Rehbender
coming ©ff the Oakland ferry-boat.
With a Cossack yell he smote his coun
tryman witn a heavy cane. The other
parried the stroke with his stick in a man
ner becoming the duello, and the battle
was progressing quite merrily when Cap
tain Dunleavy^s men ran the Fredericks
peer into the station house and wrote
"assault with a deadly weapon" against
his lordly title.
The domestic woes of this discordant
trio began several years ago, when they
went back on a visit to Russia.
Their passports were vised by the St.
Petersburg officials, but in a few minutes
Fredericks was jerked from the drosky in
which he was riding up town to his hotel
and thrown into the gloomy fortress of Sts.
Peter and Paul.
Rehbender had informed the Russian
Government that his companion was a
rabid nihilist and the head of a bomb fac
Then Rehbender and the countess
skipped for America, leaving Fredericks
with dread Siberia looming up before him.
He finally convinced the Minister of
Police that he was only a plumber, or a
tinker, and not killing Czars for pastime,
and after nine months' imprisonment he
was run across the frontier with an injunc
tion to clear out.
He returned to this country and found
his way to San Francisco in search of hia
wife and the false friend. About eight
months ago he found the recreant countess
out in the Mission and Rehbender hover
ing near. Trouble ensued and the noble
Faedroff was taken in by the police for
rockinsr the streetcar in which the de
stroyer of his peace had taken refuge. He
then persuaded her to return to his loving
care, but while he was absent, negotiating
with the corner grocery for commissary
supplies, she spread wings and flew away.
She joined Dr. Henry's flock in the First
Baptist Church and the members declared
war against her Russian, who, they be
lieved, was anything but a nobleman.
Acting under the advice of her co-religion
ists she sued for a divorce, but was unsuc
cessful, Fredericks proving himself a hus
band possessing some rights which the law
The Countess Faedroff then took a suite
of rooms at 1148 Sutler street and, as Reh
bender lived there also, Faedroff could
watch them both without extra expense.
She brought another suit against him, ask
ing the courts to give Her $:>0 a month from
his wages for the support of the woman he
would not lree. The papers were served
upon him a few days ago and he, believing
this was more of Count Rehbender's per
secutions, camped day and night on his
trail. He met his enemy, as has been
mentioned, at the ferry landing and is now
in the City Prison in consequence of the
MAN MUST BE KESTORED,
Hon. John Monteith Speaks at the
"Religions Naturalization" was the sub
ject Hon. John Monteith chose for dis
course at the Second Unitarian Church
last night. The speaker held that the
world in which we live was never created
but was evolved by natural causes through
the ages ; he thought that man should go
to the school of nature to find his God, and
not search in the narrow paths of ortho
doxy. "Atheism is but a protest against a
ferocious and ignorant man God," said Mr.
Monteitb, "and the atheist is right inas
much as he has abolished the conception,
but he cannot abolish the stupendous fact
of nature. We can learn even from
heathen superstition, for instance, the
Japanese, when an earthquake is felt by
them, say that their God is only turning
over. Man, like the world in which he
lives, is evolved from liquid atoms and star
dust by the guiding hand of a supreme
"Oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen and car
bon are necessary to animal life, and the
destruction of life is simply a releasing of
elements which in thousands, perhaps
millions of years hence will furnish life to
future generations. So' you see death
really commences before birth, and all
men who have lived or who will live
through all time form one grand brother
hood. When I read of a 'brutal murder' I
think it is a libel on the brute creation.
Man has become denaturalized by defec
tive education and he must be restored by
being taken into the temple of nature to
seek for God. If you look up and see one
patch of blue sky or one lone star in the
firmament there is God."
NEW TO-DAY— AMUSEMENTS.
Al. Hay man Co. (Incorporated) Proprietor!
Commencing: To-night.. Second and Last Week.
LAST MATINEE SATURDAY.
Geobge Osboubne, the Two Famous Childbkn
axd an Excellent Company in
THE AMERICAN GIRL!
A wholesome and entertaining Comedy-drama.
At the Baldwin Theater, I "yC! A VI 1
Monday, May 13. | 1 Oil I JCi
And Grand Okchestba in Four Concerts Only
Sale of season tickets begins this morning.
Regular sale Thursday.
Prices, $1, $1 50, $2, $2 50. Season tickets, $4
$6 and $8.
i ' mmm ' ~—
Mrs. Ernestine Keelins Proprietor A Manager
EVERY NIGHT THIS WEEK,
Next Opera-"HEART AND HAND."
Popular Prices— 2sc and sOc.
The Handsomest Family Theater in America.
WALTER MOROSCO . . .Hole Lessee and Manager
THIS EVENING ! THIS EVENING !
C. T. Dazey's Great Comedy Drama,
"ERMA THE ELF!"
FUN FROM BEGINNING TO END !
Evening Prices— 2sc and 50c.
Family Circle and Gallery, 10c.
. Matinees Saturday ana Sunday.
WEEK COnnENCING nONDAY. nAY 6.
REILLY AND WOOD'S
Big Spectacular Vaudeville Company.
The Blgjtest Specialty Company in Existence.
HADES The only Pat Reii/lt, greatest Irish
I comedian: Laurel and Harvey,
UP TO Pebry and Texbrooke, Lillian
Perry, Felix and Cain. Eva Asm-
DATE. BTBOXO, Allen and West, etc.
The great chorus, gorgeous scenery and costumes.
A spectacle not to be missed.
' Reserved seats. 26c ; Balcony, 10c; Opera chain
and Box seats, 50c.
Matinee Saturday and Sunday.
Parquet, 25c; Balcony, lOo; Children, any seat,
And Venetian Water Carnival,
Corner Eddy and Mason streets.
CLIFF PHILLIPS Proprietor and Manager
MOST ARTISTIC AQUATIC CARNIVAL OF
— Combined with an
UP -TO - DATE CIRCUS.
jfty MONDAY, May 6— Special engagement of
GRANJEAU AND MAY. the World's
Greatest Boundlng-wire Artists.
Evening Prices— Parquet and Dress Circle, Re-
, served, 25c and 50c
Saturday and Sunday Matinee— Parquet, Chil-
dren, 16c; Adults, -sc.
TWO "NIGHTS. BEGINNING TO-NIGHT,
PETER F. DAILEY,
The funniest man of our time, in .
A COUNTRY SPORT.
Seats on Popular prices.
RUNNING ASk&aSL,^ RUNNING
RACES ! iSPli*IS£ , RACES
CALIFORNIA JOCKEY CLUB RACES,
":; BAY DISTRICT TRACK,
COMMENCING SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 1834.
ItaTs Mondar. Tuesday, .Wednesday,
' Thursday, Friday and Saturday— Rain
or Shine. .;•;•; .■"- ' '-'- -vv-
Five or more races each day. .Races start at •£
r. v. sharp. McAllister &ad Geary street cars pas*
item* . ■- \;y '\ ■: ■ .. . -;^