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LATEST OAKLAND NEWS
Anti - Saloon Men Jubilant
Over the Council's
LIQTJOR-DEALEBS NOT AFRAID.
Mrs. Harvey Sues Kate Yates for
Damages— Louis Matheny's
The members of the Council for the
Suppression of Saloons are jubilant over
the action of the City Fathers in granting
their petition for an ordinance closing the
saloons of the city from 6 p. m. Saturday
to (i a. K. Monday. They profess to believe
that Mayor Davie will sign the ordinance
when it is presented to him and that the
law will do much to assist the prosperity
The saloon men on the other hand are
far from downcast and intimate that they
have several moves in prospect which will
yet defeat the ordinance and permit them
to carry on their business without inter
'•This fight is far from lost," said a mem
ber of the executive committee of the Cal
ifornia Protective Association yesterday,
"and we propose to fight as long as there
is anything to oppose the carrying on of
our business as we see fit.
•'A majority of those who were at the
meeting of the Council last evening
tboucht that when the voting on the peti
tion of the Council for the Suppression of
Saloons was going on the Councilmen were
voting on the ordinance itself and that it
would soon go into effect.
"Such was far from the fact, and the
completed and adopted measure is yet so
far in the future we are not worrying our
selves very much about it. Last night's
action was simply granting the petition of
the anti-saloon people that an ordinance
in accordance with their ideas and wishes
be drafted by the city authorities.
"The action of the committee of the
whole will be reported at the next regular
meeting of the Council and'the Ordinance
and Judiciary Committee will be instruct
ed to draw up the order. At the meeting
following the committee will report and
the measure will have its first reading and
will be passed to print. It must be adver
tised for tei days and will then come up
for final passage at the first meeting after
that term has expired. Should it be
amended it will co back to print for five
days and will then be handed to the
"The latter is allowed ten days to con
sider it, and should he refuse to approve it,
as we certainly hope and believe he will,
it must go back to the Council for passage
over his veto.
"Here is vrhere the anti-saloon element
will strike a snag, for their full strength
was exhibited last night, and the seven
votes they control will not override the
veto, as they must have eight votes, or a
full two-thirds majority. We firmly be-
4 Here that the four Councilmen who stood
by us last ni?ht will remain firm, and in
event the ordinance will be killed.
We have consulted eminent legal authority
on the matter, and have been informed
that in case the ordinance is adopted it
can be knocked into a cocked hat in the
courts, and we shall right it there if neces-
The Mayor, when asked regarding the
saloon man's s-umminpj up of the condition
of affairs, confirmed what was said except
as to his own position in the matter, which
he refused to discuss, on the ground that
it would not be Droper before the ordin
ance bad been placed before him in the
He said, however, that by suspending i
regular order of business and passing the ,
measure to print immediately, the order ]
could be sent to him in a much shorter
time than it would in going through the
The New Bicycle Ordinance.
A meeting of bicycle dealers was held at
Oakland yesterday to consider the framing
of ordinances more in accordance with the
■wishes of the local wheelmen and the city
authorities than those now in force.
Cyclists have objected to the ordin
ance requiring the carrying of
lamps after six o'clock ever
since it was passed, and have
made several efforts to have it repealed
without success. The ordinance permit
ting riding on the sidewalks during the
daylight hours was obnoxious to the au
thorities, and it was decided to corupro
|be matter. George A. Faulkner, who
presided at yesterday's meeting, stated that
it was desirable to frame measures that
would suit all parties, and that the ma
jority of wheelmen would refrain from
sidewalking if the ordinance could be ar
ranged that -way. City Attorney Piersol,
who is thoroughly in sympathy with the
cyclists. stated that an ordinance
agreeable to all concerned could easily
be formulated and would no doubt be
acceptable to the Council. It was decided
to hold another meeting to-day and frame
a measure making it unnecessary to carry
lamps, and entirely prohibiting "the use of
the sidewalks by wheelmen. In addition
to Mr. Faulkner, Messrs. Martling, Peck
ham, Elliott and Wellman were present.
Treadwell's Shop Afire.
Fire nearly destroyed the carpenter-shop
where James Treadwell, the multi-million
aire mining man of San Francisco, worked
before he accumulated wealth in the gold
reefs of far Alaska and ceased working aa
a carpenter. Years ago the Treadwell
brothers, John and Jameg, were looked
upon as substantial contractors and build
ers, who were able to do a tidy bit of car
pentering if occasion demanded. Then
they were attacked by the gold fever and
went to Aiaska, where they discovered the
famous Treadwell mines on Douglass Isl
and, near Juneau, and developed them.
Fortune favored them and their modest
grew to plethoric proportion".
* ;ter that everything they touched turned
to gold. They invested in quicksilver
, mines in the neighborhood of Calistoga
*t and sold them for a fabulous amount.
Later coal claimed their attention and
mines near Livermore for which they paid
a comparatively small sum are now valued
at $5,000,000. they were offered $3,000,000
for the mines at one time, but refused and
have recently incorporated a railroad to
ship the coal to San Frarcisco to compete
with the imported combustible.
The damage to the shop was between
$500 and $GOO and the insurance $400. The
lire started in the rear of the building at
616 Sixteenth street occupied by Herbert
Jones as a carpenter shop.
The loss outside that of Mr. Jones was
not more than $300.
A >iivd Bare.
The wheelmen of the Reliance Club are
going to have a little sport at the Oakland
Trotting Park on Sunday next, as a change
from the regulation club run.
The main event will be a go-as-you-please
race between teams of Reliance rider?
chosen by Captain C. D. Bates Jr. and
Lieutenant J. H. Dieckman Jr. The length
of the race will be limited only by the
ability of the riders to keep going— a sort
of relay freezeout. Each contestant will
ride two miles. The two leaders will
choose teams, and then toss up to see
which aggregation they will head, so that
the fortune of the toss may place the cap
tain in charge of the men the lieutenant
chosen and vice versa.
Those who will take part are: Fred
Dieckman, Charles Griffith, E. Griffith, A.
Dieckman, A. M. Boyden, Bert Boyden,
Bob Gurnett, W. H. Quinn Jr., R. S. Col
lins C. W. Blakely, Phil Carleton, "Pop"
* Terome, G. Strong, Charies Townsend,
Charles Taylor, W. Brainard, L. Cotton
and several others.
Killed by an Electric Car.
Dr. C. Selfridge intends to sue the Oak
landj Haywards and San Leandro Electric
I Railroad Company unless he gets some
satisfaction for the death of his driving
horse, which was knocked down and so
badly injured that he had to be shot yester
The animal, attached to a buggy, was
tied in front of the physician's residence at
216 East Sixteenth street when the car came
along and frightened it. After rearing and
plunging for a moment he broke away and
swung around in front of the car, which
was running at a high rate of speed. His
fore leg was broken and the doctor was
compelled to shoot him. after getting per
mission from police headquarters. The
animal was valued at $300.
At the Macdoiioiigh.
Herr Fritz Scheel will give another
grand operatic concert at the Macdonough
next Saturday evening. He will be as
sisted by vocal and instrumental artists in
a well-selected programme. The second
act of "Der Freischutz" will also be sung.
Mr. Scheel will give several violin solos
during the evening. The sale of seats is
enormous at popular prices, 25, 50 and 75
Next Monday and Tuesday Grattan
Donnelly's play, "The American Girl,"
i will be produced after its prosperous Cal
ifornia Theater run. Seats are now on
sale at popular prices.
I Her Reputation Was Injured.
i Mrs. Robert Harvey of Alameda sued
Kate Yates in the Superior Court yester
day for $10,000 for malicious arrest.
The defendant had Mrs. Harvey arrested
several weeks ago for disturbing the peace,
but abandoned the case when it came up
in the Police Court and refused to prose
cute. The plaintiff alleges that her repu
tation was damaged in the sum named by
reason of the arrest and the publicity given
Matheny on Trial.
Louis Matheny's trial on a charge of
burglary for breaking into William
Kuhnle's saloon at the Center - street
1 station, was begun before Judge Ellsworth
It was "during this burglary that Officer
Cashin was killed. Matheny was tried for
the killing, but was acquitted.
School Census Marshal J. L. Ballentine
and Deputy Bleyman completed the school
j census yesterday and will file their report
1 with the County Clerk at noon to-day.
i ! The returns show an increase in popula
i tion of 537 -~ver last year, the figures being
i i 14,742 as against 14,105. The census just
j finished is one of the most complete ever
; i taken. It will be remembered that Ed
, | ward McFadden was indicted by the late
. ; Grand Jury on a charge of making fraud
• , ulent returns from the West End districts.
i That section of the city shows a decrease
[ of 53. A total decrease of 6 from the re
. | port of last year is noted.
> The number of children between the
• ages of 5 and 17 years who have not
. | attended school at any time during the
', i year is 748. Out of the total of 4741 cbil
\ j dren of school age only 232 are foreign
Stove Foundry Coining.
The proposition to remove the Graham
stove works from Newark to Alameda is
: being given considerable encouragement
from the property-owners at the East End.
; H. W. Jackson, business manager of the
'■ Graham Stove Manufactory, was in Ala
meda yesterday and regarded the proposed
Bite on Washington street favorably- It is
| not far from the narrow-gauge and near
| the bay and would afford easy freight ac
The controversy over the old Board of
Library Trustees in regard to the April
; warrants has been settled. The City At
' ! torney holds that they are legal claims
j against the city and the City Treasurer
has concluded to pay all April claims. No
claims audited hereafter will be paid until
the legality of the board is settled beyond
the peradventure of a doubt. The City
Trustees will recognize the new board.
A Sufferer From Consumption.
Mr.«. G. W. Guion of Santa Clara avenue
] has received the intelligence that her hus
! band, G. W. Guion, wh» went East re-
I cently in the interest of his health, is at
I the point of death at Leavenworth, Kans.
! Mr. Guion is a man of clever talents, and
! was regarded one of the best life insurance
! men on the Pacific Coast. He is afflicted
The graduating exercises of the class of
i '95 at the Aiaineda University Academy
'. will occur on May 20. Elaborate prepara
; tions are being made to give the initial
j graduating class an entertainment in keep
ing with the occasion, which will un
| doubtedly bean auspicious one.
The Young People's Society of Christian
j Endeavor will givs a novel entertainment
: tais evening at the United Presbyterian
! Church, corner of Santa Clara avenue and
; Union street. It will be called a "conun-
I drum social" and is expected to create
! much merriment.
Final arrangements were completed
! yesterday morniug between the manage
! ments of the University of California Glee
; Club and the Stanford Mandolin Club for
j a joint concert tour to be made through
Oreron and Washington next month.
The trip has been under contemplation
I ever since their successful joint concert,
i given on March 29, but no definite con
j cfcuion was arrived at with regard to the
: northern trip until Manager Parcells of
; the University of California and Manager
j Graham of Stanford met yesterday morn
i l ing to complete final arrangements.
It was decided to take the full member
. ' ship of each club, and to leave for Portland
. about the Ist of next month, where they
i are billed to give their first concert on June
. , 8, under the auspices of the Multnomah
. Athletic Club.
■ ; From Portland they will go to Seattle
j and then to Tacoma, where they will also
| give concerts. An advance "agent has
. ' been sent on ahead to do the necessary ad
: : vertising for the clubs and to arrange for
• ! other concerts to be given.
Mr. Burbank Somers will direct the per
, | formances of the Glee Club, and Mr. W.
i Bittle Wells will be in charge of the Man-
I dolin Club. The general management of
l the tour will be in the hands of TVf r. H. J.
| Cox of Stanford, who was the former
- manager of the Stanford football and base
! ball teams. Between twenty -five and
! thiity performers in all will make up the
company, ten of whom comprise the Stan
• ford Mandolin Club.
I The Berkeley floral show opened yester
day morning at Stiles Hall, and the build
| ing was crowded nearly all day with visi
; tors. The hall was tastily decorated with
j festoons of evergreens, from which were
j suspended large bunches of white snow
| balls, and pink ivy, geraniums, roses, cor-
I nations and pelargoniums were displayed
in great profusion.
Among the ladies who have contributed
toward the success of the show are: Mrs.
C. R. Breck, Mrs. Henry Allen, Mrs. A. 0.
Bowers, Mine. Paget, Mrs. Walter Gale.
Mrs. W. S. Smyth, Mrs. A. Schnoor, Mrsi
Bates, Mrs. Meyer, Mrs. Brahm, Miss
Bates, Mrs. Gage, Mrs. N. E. Boyd and
Mrs. John Sims.
Among the gentlemen who have made
floral contributions to the exhibition are:
Messrs. M. L. Hanscom, W. B. Scabury,
Warren Cheney, Professor E. J. Wickson,
James Hull, E. Gill, J. A. Carbone, Charles
Love and James Brehen. The show will
close this evening with a concert, under
the direction of W. W. Davis.
Considerable interest has been excited in
political circles over the open air mass
meeting, which is to be held in Berkeley
to-night, as it will be the laat opportunity
before the municipal election on next
Monday for office-seekers to address the
public. Hon. John L. Davie, Mayor of
Oakland, and Ben Morgan of Berkeley will
be the principal speakers of the evening,
and if it is possible for Judge Maguire,
who is in San Jose at present on legal
business, to be present, he will also address
the meeting. A grand stand lighted with
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, MAY 10, 1895.
electricity has been provided especially for
Reception to Professor Whiting.
A farewell reception was given Professor
and Mrs Harold Whiting at the residence
of Warring Wilkinson, principal of
the Institute for the Deaf and Dumb and
Blind, yesterday afternoon. Beveral ladies
of the faculty had the reception in charge,
and the entire faculty of the university
was invited, many of whom were present.
Professor Whiting has resigned his
position in the physics department of the
university and will leave in a few days for
his old home in Massachusetts, where he
will engage himself in writing works on
Glee Club Concert.
The Glee Club concert to be given to
morrow evening at Stiles Hall promises
to be an enjoyable affair.
Following is the programme to be ren
dered : "The Owl and the Pussy Cat" and
"Predicaments" by the club; vocal solo,
"I Love My Love" • "Letter," "Rosebud' 1 ;
violin soloby Mr. Purcells, and the rendi
tion of "A Spanish Proverb," "My Old
Kentucky Home" and "Once Upon a
Tymme' r by the entire club.
Half the proceeds of the entertainment
will go toward ths sustaining fund of
Keceptions to Graduating Clauses.
To-night there will be three receptions
given to graduating classes of different in
stitutions of learnine in Berkeley.
President Martin Kellogg will receive the
faculty and senior class of the university
A TBIO OP CHARMING YOXJNO WOMEN WHO ARE ADVANCING THE INTERESTS OF THE FABIOIiA
[Reproduced from photographs by a "Call" artist.]
at his residence on Oxford street; the
senior class of the Berkeley High School
will give a reception and dancing party at
Shattuck Hall, and the teachers at Miss
Head's Seminary on Channine way will
honor the graduating class of that institu
tion with the closing party of the term.
Dr. Horatio Stebbins has been secured
by the president of the university to de
liver the baccalaureate sermon to the
graduating class. The address will be
given in Stiles Hall on Sunday afternoon
at 3 o'clock;
He Was About to Give Up When For
•'No man of intelligence can see what is
going on around him and doubt the exist- i
ence of an overruling Providence," said |
the only really sober man in the party, j
leaning his elbow on the bar. And he j
looked about him so gloomily that the in- |
ference was pretty strong that he was sorry j
"Now, there's Fred Stinson; you all '
know Stinson, down at Seabright? His is .
a case in point. Stinson did a very good !
business until the big storm of last spring .
washed sand in over some of the cottages i
and took the paint off everything. People j
began to say Fred's place was running i
down ana then began to quit patroniz- j
"Fred got so hard up he couldn't borrow
enough to repaint his liouse. He was very
despondent, and was sitting on the sands ;
one day thinking whether it was worth j
while to make a fight with bad luck
through another season or whether to lie j
down at once. He turned around once or
twice and looked at his shabby front. It |
had once glistened with a peculiar kind of
point, and Fred was thinking that if he j
could get hold of the same kind he'd re
paint the place himself— and you know
what a lazy man Fred Stinson is. But,;
tou see, he was feeling desperate. And j
then he knew he had no money to pay for |
it anyhow. Just then he saw what ap- i
peared to be a tomato can bounding from
the top of one wave to another— two of I
them— and still another further out. He j
watched them dreamily without getting j
vp — Fred is the laziest man on top of ;
earth— until, finally, a bigger wave threw j
one of the cans on shore and Bent it rolling !
along right up to Fred's feet.
"Well, sir, when he looked at the label
on the can he was paralyzed with astonish
ment—for he saw that the can contained
exactly the same paint he had been think- I
ing about! He knew Providence had sent j
him that paint to encourage him to stay
there, so he went down into the surf and
secured the other cans. And with them \
he repainted everything, and from that ;
time on his business rapidly picked up
and he made money. Luck stayed right \
by him, sir. One day a party of rich !
young men stepped into his place and or
dered some eels. But it so happened that
Fr;d had no eels. The young men swore
that they must have eels or nothing— and
in the latter case they'd never come back.
Their departure would have been a severe
loss to Fred, and so he says: 'I'll go down
hfre on the Shrewsbury and get you some,
gents.' and he grabbed his pole and ran
back toward the river. It is full of eels
along there. The very first haul— and it
shows truth is stranger than fiction— was
one of them old paint cans that had been
thrown away, and it was chockful of eels!"
— Pittsburg Dispatch.
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Obliged Either Way.
A lawyer residing in the north of Eng»,
land, and noted for his laconic style of ex
pression, sent the following terse and witty
note to a refractory client, who would not
succumb to his reiterated demands for the
payment of his bill:
"Sir, if you pay the inclosed you will
oblige me" If you do not, I sahll|oblige |
OAKLAND'S FABIOLA FETE.
Alameda's Capital Will Pro
duce a ChrrTiing Floral
FINELY DECOBATED VEHICLES.
Unexpected Increase in the Number
of Entries for the Pageant
Oakland will revel to-morrow in the big
gest holiday in her history. The postpone
ment of the Fabiola festival has resulted
in its arrangement on a far more stupen
dous scale than at first and the pro
gramme as now announced provides for
one of the biggest open-air entertainments
ever given in this part of the country.
Nothing seems to have been overlooked
in the way of preparation and the liberal
aid extended by the business men, as well
as by the social element of the community,
has brought about a combination that can
not fail to succeed. As-ide from the heavy
sale of tickets a number of checks
have been handed in for the benefit
of the hospital fund. So with the princely
sum which it is expected will be realized
by the pate money and booih sales to-mor
row the institution will be able to get well
on its feet again.
The entries for all the different competi
tive events closed Wednesday night.though
as far as the decorated carriage parade is
concerned all comers are welcome, even at
the last moment, the only conditions being
that only those regularly entered are eligi
ble for the prizes. The horseraces have
filled in a manner that ensures more en
tertainment than a professional meet could
furnish, for in the running races gentiemen
jockeys alone are to try conclusions, and
the local interest will therefore be stimu
The cyclists ara already beginning to
gather on the scene, and the following
clubs will be represented in the tourna
ment to be held to-morrow afternoon:
Bay City Wheelmen, Acme Wheelmen,
California Cycling Club, College City Cy
cling Club, Garden City Orders, Imperial
Cycling Club, Olympic Wheelmen, Press
Cycling Club, Reliance Wheelmen, San
Jose Road Club and the Y. M. C. A.
All the races will be given according to
the programme announced for Mayday,
and the outlook is that the only absentee
will be Osen, in the scratch mile race, in
which he is now prohibited from riding
because of his suspension by the Wheel
men's League for violating* the rules re
garding an event in Arizona. The cyclists
are more pleased with the conditions than
they were Mayday, for the track is in
splendid shape for fast time.
All the estimates as regards the decor
ated-carriage parade have been left far be
hind. The closing hours returned a rush
of competitors that kept Secretary Pomrov
and all hia staff busy, and now that a
total can be obtained it shows that over
800 vehicles will be in line. Those who
came at the eleventh hour include many
of the best-known people in Alameda
Arthur Hanifin will be in the parade
with a dogcart, draped in white and red,
and decorated with roses and syringa. A
charming and novel feature of the proces
sion will be a jinrickisha occupied by Miss
Ritter and Misa Loman. Blue and "yellow
will be the prevailing colors, and it will
make a fantastic sight as it passes around
Mrs. Dames will appear as an eques
trienne. She will wear a combination of
gold and black, and will carry a number of
Miss Hattie Fish will have red and white
drapings on her cart and pony, and will
have a fine display of roses on the mount
ings of the rig.
Miss Mattie Lacy and Miss Eve Herston
will occupy a dogcart which will be em
bellished in pink aud white, and orna
mented with geraniums and syringa.
Millard Field and Miss Fannie Herbert
will make a pleasing looking pair aa they
pass the grand stand. They will both be
on saddle-horses, with pink for the ruling
color and hawthorne for decorations.
Fritz Brendewuhl will also be an eques
trian. His colors are red and yellow, and
he declares himself in with roses.
Mrs. A. C. Brendewuhl will occupy a
phaeton. It will be decorated in red and
ornamented with roses of the same hue.
In a blaze of yellow that will glisten in
the strong sunlight the Misses Strong and
Miss May Burnham will pass by in a sur
rey. Their dresses will pc of the same
color as their vehicle, and it will be quaint
ly arranged with mustard.
Dr. J. M. Shannon will show how pretty
pink and white effect can make a phaeton.
The carri*- c will be covered with roses.
Mrs. i . P. Strong will also be in a phae
ton. It stjbe in white and red and set
off with a uisplay of assorted roses.
A. G. Glenn has made a most welcome
entry, for he announces an addition to the
four-in-hands. It will be covered with
streamers of red and yellow and decorated
Mrs. F. M. Farwell will be a competitor
in a buggy embellished in red and white
and bedecked with geraniums and snow
G. 8. Johnson will also pilot a buggy.
Red and white will attract attention, and
so will the ros^s and geraniums with which
it will be covered.
Arthur Goodfellow will show how well
he can ride. His horse will be covered
with orange decorations and roses.
Percy Taber intends to make an elabo
rate display with his cart. It will be bril
liant in a combination of green, white and
blue, and will be decorated with roses,
forget-me-nots and smilax.
The display of vehicles will represent an
expenditure of very many thousand dol
lars, for all the ingenuity and resources of
the floats are being called on. The rivalry
for the first prize is very keen and those
who thought that Oscar Luning would
carry it off in a walk on Mayday changed
their opinions when they saw the profuse
and gorgeous manner in which some of the
other rigs turned out. Grand Marshal
Thomas will have a hard task to handle
the enormous pageant, for the idea is to
have a march and countermarch, so that
the occupants of the different vehicles can
see each other as they pass by. In order
to avoid any tangle the parade will be
divided into sections, to be lettered from A
to E and to be in charge of Webb N. Pearce,
G. B. Daniels, E. W. Woodward, George
Stevenson and F. A. Flptcher. The rest of
the aids will be us follows:
J. H. Ames, John A. Adams, Bert Bray
ton, E. 11. Benjamin, 8. Breck Jr., L. G.
Burger, F. E. Brigham, A. H. Breed, D.
D. Barnard, H. Benner, J. S. Blake,
Charles Bon, John A. Brittan, Dr. Blood,
Donald Campbell, E. C. Chapman, George
E. de Golia, Dr. J. M. Dunn, Colonel
George C. Edwards, Warren B. English,
Guy Earl, J. Cal. Ewin.sr, Dr. A. Fine, H.
M. Fine, J. A. Folger, Everett Grimes, G.
D. Greenwood, Lester Herrick, H. P.
Hook, Ed Howard, £. M. Hall Jr., A. H.
C. Higgins, Charles D. Kennedy, Robert
S. Knight, Walter Kenney, C. H. King,
Colonel Little, H. M. Leonard, Thomas
Magee Jr., Geoiee McNear, Chris Miller.
Jim McKee, H. Melvin, Harry Melvin, J.
K. MofVitt, Roes Morgan, Shelby Marten,
George C. Morrow, A. S. Macdonald, Hart
North, Warren Olney Jr., Thomas Prather,
Frank Soule, C. 8. Sharon, Charles Spear,
Charles Snook, Premiss Selby, S. J.^ Tay
lor, H. W. Thomas, J. W. Tompkins, Fel
ton Taylor, H. O. Trowbridge, Ed Vinzent,
W. V. Witcher, George Wheaton. W. R.
Wheaton, F. E. Whitney, J. S. White, J.
C. Wilson Jr., Myron Whidden.
A telegram received by Secretary Pom
roy yesterday from Governor Budd an
nounces that he will be at the festival. It
was his intention to have attended May
day, and he certainly will not disappoint
The decorated car on the Berkeley road
started out at 10 o'clock yesterday morn
ing, and throughout the day passed over
the entire system. It was handsomely
and profusely decorated with flowers and
ferns, and on the side of the car the letter
ing "Fabiola" appeared on a bed of roses.
A band occupied the seats, and stops were
made at central points all along the line
and concerts given, which attracted the
attention of hundreds and proved one of
the best advertisements the fete has had.
The professional hurdle race was finally
arranged during the day. There will be
three starters at least, and there will be
rive jumps, one directly in front of the
grand stand. The race will be one and an
eighth miles, and the jockeys will be Hill,
Spence and Chauncey Treadwell, who for
three years rode all the stake races for
Pierre Lorillard. President Tom Williams
of the Bay District has sent word that he
will be present throughout the day, and
during the horse meet he will be one of the
judges. The others will be W. W. Foote,
Captain Ed Hackett and Dr. Hiram
Latham. P. E. Dalton will be timer, W.
Spence starter and Carl Abbott clerk.
Owing to the fact that the horse meet is
to start at 10:45 in the morning it will be
impossible to permit a free admission of
children during the morning hours, as was
permitted Mayday. All youngsters,
though, will be passed through the gates
at half rates.
A Trolleyman's Anguish and Rage.
A Philadelphia motorman says: "The
new lender may be a life saver, but it is go
ing to lay me low, sure. I haven't made a
trip since it was put on without my heart
ium ping to my mouth and my hair stand
ing on end at least half a dozen times. In
almost every block of the upper and lower
enasof the run I see a reckless urchin
jump right on the track in front of the
rushing car. The sight momentarily rills
me with terror, which is turned to a sense
of rape and anger when the youngster rolls
into the fender net with exuberant mani
festations of glee. I feel like jumping
over the dasher and punchin' the stuffin*
out of the kid. Why, I have had as many
as eighteen such shocks in a single day,
and the evil is growing."— Chicago Inter
An electrical paper reports a case in
which a man who had a severe pain in his
tongue consulted physicians without get
ting relief, until finally it was discovered
that his false teeth were fastened with two
different metals, and that, as soon as they
were moistened in his mouth, they be
came an electric battery.
THE FACULTY TO CENSURE
Editors of the Blue and Gold
Get off With a Light
THE RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED*
Future Editions of the College
Paper Will Be Restricted In
The committee on students' affairs, con
sisting of Professors George Edwards,
Frank Soule and Thomas R. Bacon, to
whose charge the faculty of the university
committed the inquiry into the meaning of
certain articles which appeared in the '96
Blue and Gold, made their report yesterday
The committee recommended a much
milder course to be taken with the editors
than most of the students of the university
and the community in general expected.
It was anticipated that the suspension if
not the expulsion of some of the editors
who were responsible for the most cutting
"take offs" and doggerel would result from
the investigation. The editor-in-chief, Ray
mond J. Russ, and his thirteen unlucky
assistants have good reason to congratulate
themselves upon the leniency shown them.
The faculty" held an extended session for
the consideration of the report, and after
much discussion resolved to adopt the
three following resolutions:
First— That A. J. Rubs be severely censured
for violations of propriety, for which he is
unquestionably responsible; and that the
president of the university be requested to ad
minister this censure.
Second— That the students of the university
be notified that hereafter similar violations of
propriety in the college publications will be se
verely dealt with.
Third— That the committee on students'
affairs be hereby instructed and authorized to
take such measures as its discretion may sug
gest to prevent a repetition during the next
academic year of the evils commonly incident
to the publication of the Blue and Gold.
The recorder of the faculties was in
structed to place a copy of the resolutions
on one of the bulletin-boards in North
Hall, so that every student may know iust
what the faculty thinks about "joshes on
the professors and what may be expected
if they ever again attempt to make a pub
lic display of the idiosyncrasies of their
SPEED OP TYPEWEITEES.
One Hundred mid Fifty Words a
Minute the Stipulated Limit.
The speed of typewriters is a vexed and
much discussed question. A few yeais
ago manufacturers used to get up con
tests to test the speed of the various ma
chines. The competition grew very keen,
and the number of words written in a
minute became so high (about 150) that a
record was established. Then as the un
cessfail machines were hurt more than the
successful ones were benefited, the race
was dropped, as the game was not worth
the candle. As a matter of fact, the only
thing settled by such contests was which
concern could produce the most expert
operator. The races were contests of skill
among the operators, and had little, if
anything, to do with the actual merit of
the machines. Indeed, the only material
difference between the machines *as re
gards speed is the size of the keyboard or
number of keys operated. Some have
more than seventy, or as many keys as
there are characters, while others have less
than forty, each key actuating several
characters' that are brought into alignment
by shifting mechanism. Naturally, both
systems had their adherents, but owing to
the inability of either side to prove any
superiority it may fairly be concluded that
no advantage exists, says the New York
Since every machine is capable of more
rapidity than the human operator can get
out of it the next point to be consi'ierea is
the speed an expert operator can keep up
for a short space of time. As stated, the
limit so far reached is in the neighborhood
of 150 words a minute, but it must be un
derstood that this record was made by
writing a sentence which had been long
practiced. The reason for picking out a
particular sentence and practicing it is
very simple. The use of letters whose keys
are close together and convenient for alter
nate action of the hands greatly assists the
speed, and the more a particular sentence
is practiced the more rapidly can it be
typewritten. Take the very operator who
has shown a speed of say 150 words and
get him to write a sentence composed of
the same letters but made up of different
words, so that the letters are in a different
order, and the speed will fall very ma
terially. The loss may be, perhaps, one
third. It is possible for a comparative
novice to practice a well-selected sentence
and in a snort time reach about the same
speed as. an expert, but in the case of the
novice the speed would fall tremendously
on new matter. The strain on the eyes
and mind increases with the speed until a
point is reached where it cannot be kept
up for any length of time, and it is worthy
of note that some operators have had the
keys blank, without any characters marked,
in order to relieve the strain on the eyes.
In considering the speed of the average
operator considerable difficulty is experi
enced in arriving at any accurate conclu
sion, owing to the tendency of all operators
to put on extra steam when timed or
watched. By far the greater part cf the
work done on typewriters is copying, either
from stenographic notes or other manu
script, and a fair average would be below
forty words a minute.
There is, of course, some time lost in
reading from the copy, when no writing is
done, and the practice of a good many
operators of continually reading over what
they have written to see that it is correct.
The time required to correct mistakes has
been figured as high as 15 per cent. An
other reason for the tremendous fall in
speed is probably the strain on the eyes,
which are constantly dancing over the
characters marked on the keys. This
strain should not be underestimated, as
the eyes of many operators have been
affected by it, and it is further evidenced
by the experts, who prefer blank keys, so
so as to avoid the blurring caused in rapid
It is interesting to note the number of
strokes each minute that the hands are
capable of, if depressed alternately. More
than 700 strokes can be made in a minute,
and more than 400 can be performed with
out undue exertion or effort.
Now, taking five strokes to the word
(which is about the average), that would
mean eighty words a minute comfortably,
and after taking due allowance for the
time occupied in entering the paper and
returning the paper carriage after each
line, it would still be about double what is
done ordinarily on a typewriter. The fault
for the loss of speed appears to lie in either
the method of operation or the keyboard.
If a keyboard could be constructed that
could be readily memorized the eyes would
be relieved and the speed increased, espe
cially in copying, when the eyes could be
kept on the copy and would not have to
keep shifting the eyes from the keys to
the copy. .Such a keyboard would neces
sarily nave to be compact and with a ver} r
limited number of keys, but for that very
reason there would be a gain in limiting
the motion of the hands required to select
the required key. If, furthermore, such a
keyboard could allow an alternate action
of the hands without deviation the sneed
would be increased without extra exertion.
Then concerning the mistakes that occur
from depressing the wrong key, and which
are realized the instant they are made, but
too late to avoid the wrong impression,
they did not occur till the next depression.
That would mean that the machine would
always be one letter behind.
It may be that the typewritine machine
has reached its highest perfection, but in
view of these facts it seems strange that
there has been no radical improvement for
fifteen years. _
LEE'S OBDEE TO WISE.
An Amusing Incident Connected With
General Horace Porter, who was a mem
ber of the staff of General Grant, and
Colonel Charles Marshall, who was General
Lee's military secretary, have both told
the story of the McLean house at the
Appomattox Courthouse, at which the
meeting of General Grant and General Lee
took place, and in which the conditions of
the surrender were written. Mr. McLean
having been in the neighborhood of Bull
Run, and, having no liking for war, had
gathered np his belongings and selected
what seemed to him the most retired place
in the country, where no army would ever
go. It is a curious bit of fate that drove
him from the opening of the war only to
make his dwelling the scene of the cliniax.
The present interest in the condition of
the historic ground and the proposition to
make a national park of the country where
the surrender occured, says the New York
Several years ago a Washington syndi
cate bought up a large quantity of lands
on which the war ended, Gut failed to buy
the McLean house, which was the centra*
point. Their scheme fell through for th •
time. Next came a Chicago man, who su°"
ceeded in buyiag the house. He ruthles9\V
tore it down, and before the work was ore r
abandoned it. It is now a heap of ruins.
Moreover, the old courthouse is gone,
partly by fire and partly by removal to
This was the section which Lady Mary
Murray described in a vi«it years ago as
much * like Devonshire, England. i4 The
old Appomattox Courthouse," says the
letter, "once one of the most pleasant vil
lages in Virginia, is a fit representation of
Goldsmith's 'Deserted Village.' It looks,
The effort that is being made in Congress
to make a park of this place is urired by
the veterans of both armies. Recently
there has been a great ado because the
Postofiice Department, in its policy of re
fusing double names, changed Appomattox
Courthouse to Surrender. There are two
villages, where there was only one before.
The objection was so strong lhat another
change was made, and now the offices are
Appomattox and West Appomattox.
General Porter is well known to the
public as a successful lawyer and a great
story-teller. Colonel Marshall is said to be
the ablest lawyer in Maryland, and al
though a busy man has a great deal more
than he can attend to, but that does not
keep him from rivaling General Porter as a
teller of admirable stories. One of his
best, however, is something that hap
pened just previous to the surrender of the
Confederate army. General Lee, with
Colonel Marshall, had ridden down the
lines and was returning. As they did so
they passed the headquarters of General
Henry A. Wise, whose impetuosity is well
The only water in the neighborhood waa
the yellow mixture of Virginia clay. In
this General Wise had washed. There
were no towels, and, to use the expression
of Colonel Marshall, the yellow mud ary
ing upon his face made him look like the
most genuine descendant of Pocahontaa
Virginia ever knew. Rushing forward to
General Lee, General Wise, with his deco
rated face, exclaimed : —
'•General Lee, I understand, sir, that you
are about to enter into negotiations for the
surrender of the army ?' '
General Lee replied calmly that it was
true. Instantly General Wise's arms
stretched toward high heaven, and he
asked, in tragic tones: —
'Then, sir, what in the name of God is
going to become of me?"
There was a suggestion of a smile in
Lee's countenance as he replied, in a tone
of command, "General Wise, go wash
NATION WITHOUT A PALATE.
The Italians Seem to Regard Every-
thing as Edible.
To the Italian everything is edible; it is
a nation without a palate, says Ouida in
the Nineteenth Century. It steeps a hare
in fennel and eats salt with melons. The
craze for devouring birds of all kinds is a
species of fury from the Alps to Etna;
they crunch the delicate bodies between
their jaws with disgusting relish, and a
lark represents to them a succulent morsel
for the spit or pastry. The trade in larks
all over the world is enormous and |exe
crabie, and it is as large in England as in
Italy. It should at once be made penal
by heavy fines on the trappers, the ven
ders and the eaters, or ere long no more
will the lark be heard on the earth. It is
admitted by all who know anything of the
subject that agriculture would be impos
sible without the air of birds, as the larvse
and developed insects of all kinds would
make a desert of the entire area of culti
This is well known. Yet all over the
world the destruction of birds rages un
checked, and no attempt is made to pro
tect them, to interdict their public sale and
to enable them to nest and rear their young
in peace. A scientific writer has said that
destruction of the individual is unim
portant. [He was speaking of the destruc
tion of the great auk.] As matters go now,
unless some stringent measures are taken
the birds of Europe will in the next cen
tury be as extinct as is now the dinor
nis. The ornithophil societies of France
and Switzerland have more than ouce
written to me that unless birds be pro
tected in Italy they must perish all over
Europe, since so great a variety of races
wing their way to the south in winter and
there are ruthlessly murdered.
A French optician has recently brought
out an entirely new kind of field or opera
glass, which may be folded up flat and
carried in the pocket. It has no tube or
barrel whatever, the object-glass and eye
piece are hinged at either end, and to the
underside of a horizontal bar, which is
capable of being lengthened or shortened
by a simple ratchet and pinion adjustment.
i ■ ,
tS*^_T»Lii. .iifp* i I iQIE
HAS NO EQUAL
A LADIES' GRILL ROOM
Has been established in the Palace Hotel
ON ACCOUNT OF REPEATED DEMANDS
made on the manageizitnt. It takes the piac*
of the city restaurant, with direct entrance from
Market st. .Ladies shopping will find this a mosl
desirable place to lunch. Prompt service and mod-
erate charges, such as have given the gentlemen*
Grillroom an International reputation, will prevai
In this new department.
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AUCTION SAZ,ES^_ , .
SALE AT AUCTIOyiIUIT CAMERY.
The J. M. Dawson Packing Company of San Jose,
Cal., will offer for sale at public auction at its
packing-house, Cinnabar Bnd Montgomery streets,
on the 17th day of May, 1895, at the hour of 2
P. M., and will sell to the highest bidder for cash or
bankable paper, all of Its property, consisting of a
large Galvanized Warehouse. 200x60, Office Build-
ing, Office Fixtures, Cannery. Kn<ine and Boiler,
oilier Machinery, I Labels and Goodwill, with tee
Leasehold upon "which the buildings stand. -
This is a fine opportunity to invest in a well es-
tablished business. The fruits packed by this com- -
pany are well known and have always commanded
the highest prices in i all the markets of the world,
and the goodwill of this canm-ry Is valuable. This
property can be bought very cheap. Railroad track
imo factory. :