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THEY ARE AFTER VINING.
The Civic Federation Demands
Proper Fenders on
THINGS THAT ARE MANTRAPS.
The Market-Street Company Is Told
to Get Eight Wheels, if
The Civic Federation met to consider the
fender law and its alleged violation last
The committee on public safety, through
John M. Reynolds, reported that, in ac
cordance with instructions given at the
la:>t meeting, the committee had visited
General Manager E. P. Vining of the Mar
ket-street Railway Company, the carhouse
of the Mission-street line at Twenty-ninth
and Mission streets, and had examined the
fenders now being used by the company.
The committee found that the company
provided but one article that resembled a
fonder, and that was a longitudinal screen,
which is fastened in front of the forward
wheels and at least six feet from the front
of the car. The committee asked Mr. Vin
ing what the company placed the fenders
so far back for.
Mr. Yiniug explained that on the four
wheeled cars there was considerable oscil
lation in front, and a fender could not be
safely suspended further forward. He
found it difficult to comply with the
ordinance , because it provided that the
fenders should come to within one and a
aches of the roadbed, and the road
bed was quite uneven in some places.
The guards now in use on the sides of
the cars were found by the committee to
be of no practical use, and, in fact, were
man-traps. The car steps on the electric
cars projected also too far laterally, and
added greatly to the already great danger
A letter was submitted by the commit
tee and was adopted unanimously by the
federation, with instructions to send it to
Mr. Vining. Following is the substance of
San Francisco, May 9, 1895.
Mr. E. P. Vinintj, General Manager ilarkft
street Railway Company: In reply to your letter
of May 7 we very respectfully 'would say that
the matter under consideration seems to" us to
admit of no controversy. Our suggestion and
request is that your company comply with the
law regarding car franchises. Fr^m our obser
vation we are impressed that you are now vio
lating it. The visit which we made to yourcar
- - : and Twenty-ninth streets seems
to have demonstrated that you were not com
l with the law as it stands. Permit us to
t'.atf >viiie of the many reasons why your non
unce and violation of the law, as we
view it, aie not to your advantage.
First, from a moral standpoint your action
must be condemned.
1, its influence on the community Is
injurious, and you cannot consistently ask
others to observe law if you disregard v.
Third, it is a source o'i personal danger to
you. a* any accident which may occur will
probably be laid at your door and upon those
with whom you are associated.
Fourth, the annoyance and anxiety which
result from leaal proceedings.
Fifth, the financial loss to your company
which may result from your violation of the
We believe fenders can be conveniently pro
vided, and to do so we see that it will be neces
sary for yon to put eight wheels under each
car instead of four, as you now have them
Your objection to this, as you have stated, is
that the eight-wheel cars cannot be held on
the steep down grades as well as the four
This we will not, at present, dispu.e, but we
rail your attention to the fact that even on the
where the grades are very light (nota
bly Mission street) you do not attempt to com
j.:y with the law.
we maintain that the law as it stands
is a proper and sale one, and as a body of citi
zens, who have undertaken to use our utmost
endeavors for public safety and protection, we
urtre that your company observe the laws. If
- not done the responsibility rests with
you and your associates. Yours very respect
fully, J. CrstMiNG Smith,
D. Hanson Irwin,
\v. I. kip Jr..
John M. Reynolds.
The Civic Federation does not propose to
Btop with this amount of talk, but will
take further steps to reduce the death rate
if the lack of four more wheels to a car
keeps it up.
HOME MISSIONARY WORK.
Annual Meeting of the Woman's Soci
ety of the Methodist Episco
How great an interest is taken in the
work of the Woman's Home Missionary
Society of the Methodist Episcopal church
is shown by the fact that the annual meet
ing of the San Francisco district of that
organization, held in Simpson Memorial
Church yesterday, was attended by fifty
delegates representing the following
churches: First and Centella of San Jose,
Santa Cruz of Santa Cruz, Pacific Grove of
Monterey, Gilroy of Gilroy, and Central,
Trinity, Howard, Simpson, Grace, Califor
nia, Epworth and Powell of San Francisco.
During the morning session the reports
of the district secretary and of the auxili
aries were read, and also papers on "Mite
boxes" and "Hopeful Outlook of the W. 11.
M. 5.," the two latter by Mrs. Dr. J. Coyie
end Mrs. P. G. Buchanan respectively.
In the afternoon Mrs. M. H. Gray read a
paper on "California as a Mission Field."
The reading was followed by interesting
exercises by the children of the Mission
echool. Mrs. Benson, who is herself a
deacon, spoKe on "Deaconess Work" ; Mrs.
L. P. Williams treated of an "Oriental Bu
reau, beginning at Jerusalem," and Mrs.
H. Z. Jones made suggestions as to "What
more can be done to awaken interest in
our work?" Each of the last three subjects
came in for considerable interesting and
ffc profitable discussion.
After a solo by Miss Addie Mahan, Mrs.
L. M. Carver spoke of "Results Already
f Attained," and Mrs. W. S. Urmy of "Fron
" tier Work in California."
Then came the election of officers, which
resulted as follows: President, Mrs. E. C.
Gibson, San Francisco; vice-presidents,
Mrs. John Coyle and Mrs. C. M. Ayers of
fan Francisco; corresponding secretary,
Mrs. Jennie Winston of Pacific Grove; re
cording secretary, Mrs. C. B. Perkins of
Ban Francisco; treasurer, M. H. Grey of
San Jost. After listening to the reports of
the committees recess was taken until
The evening session opened with sing
ing, followed by a Scripture reading and
prayer by Dr. A. C. Hirst. Vocal music
by a quartet was followed by Mrs. Ida
Hull's address on "Incidents of Missionary
Work." Next came some singing by Miss
Sanayo and then came the concludine ad
dress of the meeting by Dr. E. R. Dille,
who spoke of "Our "Mission Field at
During the noon intermission an ex
cellent basket lunch was spread in a room
adjoining that in which the meeting was
held, the ladies of Simpson Memorial
Church serving the coffee. About ninety
ladies sat down to the lunch.
At the conclusion of the afternoon ses
sion tea was' served.
A PBOMENADE MUSICALE.
The Thursday Concert at the Hopkins
There was no sign of falling off in the at
tendance at the art institute Thursday
musicale in spite the darkness of the
streets in the neighborhood of the Hop
kins Institute about 8 o'clock last night
The building itself was brilliantly illumi
nated and seemed a beacon, not only to the
people who were trying to grope their way
on foot to the concert, but also to the other
belated pedestrians on California-street
The institute Thursday evening musi
cales are the only promenade concerts in
San Francisco, and as such seem to be
thoroughly appreciated. The lighting per
mits people to enjoy the pictures almost as
well as by daylight, better indeed in some
parts of the building. The concert, as
usual, was under the direction of Henry
Heyman. who contributed also to the en
tertainment by playing a violin solo, a
cavatina by Hans S'itt. Miss Pearl Noble
played two cornet solos, as well as an
encore, and two amateur vocalists, Miss
Alice Brannan and Albert C. Hooper, were
IS IT GENERAL SCOTT?
Governor Budd Reported to Hare Chosen
Colonel Chalmers Scott for Ad
It was reported yesterday that Governor
Budd had decided to appoint Colonel
Chalmers Scott of San Diego as adjutant
general of the National Guard.
Colonel Scott, who is in town, when
questioned about it, said: "I have had no
verification of the report from the Gover
nor, but I feel sure that I shall get the ap
pointment. I expected to have word by
this time, in fact, and before the public got
Colonel Scott is a son of the late Rev.
William A. Scott, the founder of Calvary
Presbyterian Church, and was born in
New Orleans in 1845, coming'to this City in
1854. He was for many years an engineer
for the Southern Pacific "Railway and was
chief engineer of the Guatemala Central
for a time, and built the road from San
Jose de Guatemala to Guatemala.
Since 1885 he has been practicing law
and acting as a consulting engineer in San
Diego. He volunteered for service in the
riots over the assassination of President
Lincoln in 1865, and the same year joined
the City Guards, of which company he was
afterward captain. During Governor Ir
win's term of office he served on his staff
as chief engineer with the rank of colonel.
Later Colonel Scott was offered a posi
tion in South Dakota as surveyor in charge
of the subdivision and allotment of 3,500,
--000 acres of land in severalty to the Sioux
Indians in Rosebud Agency. This posi
tion he will give up if he receives the ap
pointment of adjutant-general.
HONORS TO AN ARTIST
Arthur Lemon, Once of Oak
land, High on the Pin
nacle of Fame.
A Royal Academician— The Ups and
Downs of a Bohemian
In those days when the Art Association
was in its infancy, and Denny, Brooks,
Avery andj others used to meet in "Wande
forde's house at South Park to formulate
its constituency, Arthur Lemon, a young
Englishman of Italian birth, was painting
in an attic studio in Oakland. Mr. Lemon
is now recognized as the head of the ani
mal painters of England and will shortly
place A. R. A. after his name. To his
natural genius he has added the most un
tiring industry, and has faithfully and
honestly won his honors.
Lemon's life in California was one of
difficulty and privation. He lodged with a
couple of friends in a building known as
the Wilcox block on Eighth street, and the
author of the Vie de 15oheme would have
found material quite as suggestive in his
studio as the Quai tier Latin could afford.
Fortunately for Mr. Lomon and his asso
ciates, the lessees of the building got into
a (juarrel, and all the lodgers were served
with notices from each party not to pay
rent to the other. Therefore, the studio
and the adjoining sleeping apartments
were virtually rent free. An architect
with no plans to make, a musician with
no engagements to riddle, and a wrier
who was of necessity industrious, com
posed this odd household. The latter's
salary was regarded as the food fund, and
respected accordingly. When Lemon sold
a picture, or Payne, the architect, made a
drawing, or Schmidt, the fiddler, played at
an evening party, the money that accrued
was religiously devoted to the purchase of
A supper party was given, and those
who occasionally stood by the quartet in
their dark hours were sumptuously re
galed. Broken glasses and dishes were re
placed, a big stock of tobacco and other
groceries laid in, home cooking tempo
rarily abandoned until the balance of the
treasure was deposited behind the counter
of the French restaurant, and then house
keeping on the former limited scaie was
One memorable day Lemon, with beam
ing face, appeared in the studio he had left
an hour before with a picture which was to
be deposited with the butcher as collateral
for a roast of beef, subject, of course, to re
demption within a stated period. His pro
longed absence had filled his comrades
with uneasiness, which was but an unsat
isfactory substitute for dinner. Fears were
freely expressed that Arthur had gone
astray, and that the steak money had been
consumed in improper and illegitimate in
dulgence in convivial pleasure.
They wronged the loyal soul. He had
met Dr. Samuel Merritt and had sold him
the picture on the spot for $100, which that
worthy Maecenas drew from his deep and
capacious pocket. Nothing in Oakland
was too good for that famished band.
Next day they paraded the streets in new
clothes, drove about the streets in open
carriages, forgot the homely pipe in the
delights of expensive Havanas, and were,
indeed, lords of the creation as long as the
doctor's money lasted. Finally came sep
aration. Lemon's parents, then residing
in Italy, called him home, and he went
through a severe course of study, which,
combined with his splendid talents, placed
him in the position he now occupies.
IT WAS LADIES' NIGHT.
Interesting Athletic Exercises at the
Young Men's Christian Associ
It was "ladies' night" in the Young
Men's Christian Association gymnasium
last evening, and the attractions filled the
apartments to the door. That all who at
tended were highly pleased goes almost
without the saying. The programme was
very long and admirably carried out, and
the performers show a high degree of phy
sical development. Music was furnished
by the Y. M. C. A. orchestra. The ladder
pyramids by the class merited the applause
given, and the potato race excited much
laughter. The following gentlemen par
ticipated in the exercises:
Horizontal bar — Messrs. Fleisher, Miller,
Marchant, Shaw, Jennings. Spacher, Schenk
Jr. Rope-climbing— Messrs. E. Scnenk, Fleisher,
Saunders, Haberle, Hetrich. Running high
jump— Messrs. Drum, Keller, Dicdriehs, Rus
sell. Dougall, Schroeder, Lawton. Pole vault-
Messrs. Diedrieh, Schenk, Cohn, McDonnell,
Lawton, Whittle. Potato race— Messrs. Bar
ney, Currie, Drum, Keller, Schenk. Rus.u-11,
Murch, Zihka, Young, Marchant, Drummoud,
Haberle, Henning, Windnam, Atkinson, Je
linsky, Dledrichs. Starter, George M. Thomp
son-scorer, R. norner; timers— Messrs. Bims,
Auger, Rountree; judges— Messrs. Sims, Auger,
1 indsay, Rountree; announcer, J. Walker
Ames. Exhibition earae of basket-ball: Rush
ers—F L. Shaw, George Klarman, Fred L,
Shaw William Murray, Rodney Marchant,
Ernest Schenk, Otto Levy, Gus Font; business
men— R. Homer, Louis Titus, C. J. Auger, H. J.
Dledrichs, P. T. Tompkins, James Gartiand, A.
P. Chipron, Rub* Avery; referee, E.M. Gorman;
umpire, H. L. Dletz Jr.
Haydn dedicated one of his most im
portant instrumental compositions to his
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, MAY 10, 1895.
PRINCE OF BATTENBERG
This Scion of a Noble Family
Comes En Route Around
HE WRITES ON AGRICULTURE.
The Nephew of the Empress of
Russia on Cable-Cars and In
Prince Franz Josef of Battenberg came
on the Mariposa yesterday from the
Hawaiian Islands on his trip around the
world, accompanied only by Colonel
Townshend of the British army and a
valet. The Prince put up at the Occidental
Hotel and in the afternoon took a demo
cratic ride on ihe cable-cars and in the
evening paid a visit to Chinatown. He is
a courteous, affable young man of very
pleasant and unassuming manners. He is
rather good-looking, wears a full dark
brown beard, and is nearly 6 feet tall.
Prince Franz Josef is the youngest of
the five children of Prince Alexander of
Hesse, a brother of the Empress of Rus-
Prince Franz Josef of Battenbergr.
[Draum from a photograph.]
sia, who contracted a morganatic marriage
with a daughter of Count Hauke, who was
given the title of Princess Julia yon Bat
tenberg, the children taking her title.
These were Princess Marie and Princes
Ludwig, Alexander, Heinrich and Franz
Josef. Princess Marie married Count
Gustaf yon Erbach Schonberg. Prince
Ludwisr. who is a commander in
the British navy, married Princess
Victoria of Hesse, a granddaughter
of Queen Victoria. Prince Henry
is the son-in-law of the Queen, having mar
ried in ISBS Princess Beatrice, the youngest
of the English ruler's children. Prince
Alexander was elected Prince of Bulgaria
in 1879 and ruled over that principality
until 1886, when he resigned, after which he
assumed the title of Count Jlartenan and
became a general in the Austrian army.
He died in 1*93.
Prince Franz Josef was born October 24,
1861, is a doctor of philosophy, is unmar
ried and has written a book on the agricul
tural development of Bulgaria from 1879 to
1891. He will remain in this City but a
few days and wiJl probably take in Yosem
ite Valley and \ ellowstone Park on his
way East and home.
THE HOT NORTHER COMES
Thermometers Likely to Break
AH Early May Records
The Sacramento and San Joaquin
Valleys Will Be Ovens Be
This is a phenomenal bit of spring
weather we are having, according to Fore
cast Official Hammon. He says we are to
have a hot, early, if not blistering norther
to-day and perhaps to-morrow.
Id San Francisco yesterday people said
for the first time this year, "What a hot
day," and people even repeated the old
inquiry, "Is it hot enough for you?" The
thermometer registered 77 deg. in the City
yesterday afternoon, which was almost un
precedented for this time in May. It was
not quite hot enough to'dim the apprecia
tion of the clear, calm and beautiful day,
but still just warm enough to make peo
ple open doors, loosen clothing and hunt
for cooling beer and soda water.
Yesterday was just about warm enough
for anybody, but to-day promises to be too
hot for most people in Central and Upper
California. Mr. Hammon says the weather
is likely to break all records to-day. He
expects that in this City the thermometer
will reach 80 deg., and there is no telling
how much higher it will go. The highest
temperature recorded for San Francisco
during the first ten days in May is 81 deg.,
which was reached on May 7, 1876, nearly
twenty years ago. So if the temperature
gets above 81 deg. the record will be broken
But the hottest weather and the phe
nomena) part of this hot wave will be seen
in the Sacramento and San Joaquin
valleys. Mr. Hammon says that in
Sacramento to - day the norther will
probably send the temperature up to 90
deg. at least. This will be a phenomenal
record for Sacramento, too, for the highest
temperature recorded at Sacramento
during the tirst ten days in May was 86
deg., which was reached on May 10, 1888.
The highest temperature for the whole of
the Sacramento Valley during these first
ten days in May was reached at Red Bluff
on May 8. 1884, when the temperature
showed 90 deg.
This is a norther such as comes once in
a while in June or July, but why it comes
along here the Ist of May Mr. Hammon
does not know. It is likely to do consider
able damage through the Sacramento
Those same old "highs" and "lows" are
the cause of all this. We are having a
norther now, partly because there is a
"high" loafing about over Washington
and Oregon, and because there is the coin
cidence that at the same time a bis, lazy
"low" is resting over Southern California.
This big, restful "high" to the north is
attended by clear skies and very little
wind. This gives the sun a chance to heat
the arid plains up there as hot as its alti
tude will permit. The "high" is sending
out its heated air in all directions, includ
ing the south, and it happens that the
"low" that is now helping play the game
in Southern California is greedily sucking
in this heated air from the north, which
thus sweeps across Northern and Central
The currents, which are pouring south
ward from the area of high pressure into
the area of low pressure below us are them
selves attended by high barometric pres
sure ; and so they keep out of the Sacra
mento and San Joaquin valleys the cool
sea breezes which otherwise would be pour
ing into these valleys through the Golden
Gate. That is why there was so littie wind
in Wan Francisco yesterday, and that is
why the interior valleys are not being
cooled by winds from the sea. That is the
philosophy of the hot weather we are
having now, and the unusual coincidence
described is a reason why we are having
weather that is phenomenal at this time
of the year. The Weather Bureau yester
day sent out warnings to all stations in
the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys,
giving notice that there would be a "mod
erateJy hot norther to-day and Friday.' '
The hot, but yet clear and gentle
weather is likely to continue until Sunday
THE TRADE OF CHURCHES,
Unitarians Willing to Swap Houses of
Worship \Vith the Emmanuel
No definite action was taken as to its
plans for the future by the Emmanuel
Baptist Church congregation at its meet
ing last night in the lecture-room of the
Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, corner
of Twenty-first and Capp streets. It will
continue to avail itself for an indefinite
time of Pastor E. McClish's tender of
Grace Church for its Sunday services until
it decides whether to return to the Bart
iett-street place of worship or not.
An offer has been made by Rev. Leslie
W. Sprague, pastor of the Second Uni
tarian Church, corner of Twentieth and
Capp streets, to exchange churches. Ed
mund Worth, who is a prominent member
of the Emoianuel Church, said last night
that it was very improbable that any such
trade would be made.
"I have been told," he said, "that such
a proposition has been made to one of our
members, but 1 don't think it will ever be
brougtit to the notice of the congregation.
Personaliy, it would not be objectionable
to me, for there are many reasons in its
favor, but I think you can set it down as
merely a rumor. At any rate, we shall not
take any action on anything for quite a
while yet. Many of the members of the
board are not here and Mr. Gibson, our
pastor, is at present visiting his sister at
Chico. We will simply continue to hold
our services in Grace Church until we
make up our minds as to what we finally
"I really don't think that the Bartlett
street church should be affected in any
way by the fact that it has had the mis
fortune of having had crimes committed
in it any more than a house should lose its
iitness for a home because made the scene
of a tragedy. But I simply cannot say
what will be done. It lies entirely with
A reason for the proposed exchange of
church buildings is said to exist in the
fact that the Bartlett-street building is too
large for the Emmanuel congregation,
while the Unitarian edifice is too small for
its worshipers. Besides, it is stated that
the Bartlett-street edifice is not really
convenient to its present owners, many of
the members living at some distance, and
very few, if any, residing near by.
SECRETS OF SUPERVISORS
Political and Social Relations
Used to Form the
The Cloud on Scully's Name May
Be Removed In a Short
The attempt to form a ring in the Board
of Supervisors sufficiently strong to deliver
goods of any kind to corporations was the
well-prepared plan of a small party of Re
publican and Democratic politicians, but it
has been foiled by the presence of too
many honest men on the board. The main
plan was to secure another Solid Nine,
such as disgraced the City a few years ago.
This failed, and all the schemers could
accomplish was a temporary organization
known as the Solid Eight. Taylor, Di
mond, Spreckels and Hobbs prevented the
formation of the Solid Nine, and Dunker
and Morgenstern realized that they were
likely to lose their reputations as honest
citizens by any longer connection with the
Solid Eight. They then jumped the com
bine, and now the clique controls but six
of the Board of Supervisors, and it is
probable that the clique will soon lose an
other member, and thus be thrown into a
The inside history of the attempt to get
c ontrol of the board may be interesting to
those who wonder how such combinations
can be formed when men whose reputa
tions have been high for years are classed
with alleged corrupt men.
If common rumor be correct, and it is
generally based on facts, E. C. Hugnes is
the main factor of the once solid rive Re
gublicans who controlled the "Solid
The different ways by which combines
are brought about can be explained by
some of the facts which are connected with
the present Board of Supervisors, espe
cially as regards Dunker and Scully, two
members of the defunct "Solid Eight."
Both of these men have always held good
names in this community, and great won
der was expressed when it became known
that they had apparently allied them
selves with men who are looked upon as
It seemed that Dunker did not realize his
position at first, but when it dawned upon
him that unscrupulous persons were
attempting to make a tool of him he
quickly changed his mind. As he has lived
in San Francisco many years and has
always borne a good reputation he decided
that he could no longer continue in a
position where his reputation was liable to
suffer merely to oblige a friend.
Scully is 'still being held in line by a
Democratic politician, though it is probable
that he will soon con.<e to the conclusion
reached by Dunker. Scully is a man well
advanced in years. He has been hereto
fore considered a most honorable man,
and his friends all confidently expect that
he will return to his standing as a true
representative of his constituents.
By many it is thought that Scully was
not entirely to blame in the matter. It is
believed that he was guided by improper
suggestions from a person in whom he
placed entire confidence. In consequence
Scuily was accused of dishonest intentions,
much to the surprise of the people who
have known him for years. How long he
will remain under a cloud is to be seen.
The matter ie in his own hands, and he
may decide for himself.
It is not regarded as probable that
Hirsch's position will be materially
Of course Joe King is looked upon as an
out-an'-out disciple of Colonel Mazuma,
Benjamin is an imported programmer,
"Wagner is supposed to be willing to sub
mit to whatever service the boss may de
mand, and Hughes, who has recently
secured considerable printing from the
Southern Pacific Company and expects to
secure that of other corporations as soon as
he can earn it, is in a position to repeat
Vanderbilt's noted paying about the public.
It is pretty sure that there will be a solid
five even if Scully restores his name to the
honest list, but they will be powerless to
do much. This five will be King, Benja
min, Wagner, Hirsch and Hughes. What
change will take place when it comes time
to set the Spring Valley water rates and
the gas rates remains to be seen. By that
time the public will know whether it will
have to execrate and abuse a "sinful six"
or look with contempt on a "foiled five."
"I can't let you have any money; that's
flat '' said the new woman.
"Why?" asked the husband, tears gath
ering in his limpid blue eyes.
"IJecause," confessed the breadwinner,
shamefacedly, "there is a bargain sale
down at Cutiem's and they are selling the
loveliest spring trousers ever aeen for $2 98.
I thought 1 had gotten over the bargain
counter habit, but this is something I can
not resist."— lndianapolis Journal.
THE NEW POLICE UNIFORM
Wants Home Industries
OBJECTIONS TO THE HELMET.
What the Police Officials Say Con
cerning the New Order of
Dress for the Force.
The order of the Supervisors, passed
April 22, relating to changes in the uni
forming of the police force of San Fran
cisco and supplemented by a subsequent
order by the Police Commissioners on the
same subject, has caused quite a stir among
the police officers and patrolmen and a
great deal of discussion generally.
The order in question is to the effect that
all patrolmen, when on duty, shall wear a
regulation helmet and a single-breasted
frock coat, buttoned from the chin down
to the lowest button at the waist. The
Chief shall wear a uniform at all times
when on duty. The order as relating to
the other officers is found in the following
extract taken from the Supervisors' recent
Captains, sergeants and corporals shall, while
on fluty, wear a cap similar in shape and style
to the sample cap now in the office of the Chief
of Police, with goid bullion wreath encircling
the word captain, sergeant or corporal, em
broidered in gold bullion; the caps for cap
tains to have a gold band, those for sergeants
and corporals to have a black braid band.
The Police Commissioners have issued
an order similar in purpose to the order of
the Supervisors, and May 27 has been set
as the day on which these orders shall go
into effect. Chief Crowley has sent the
following order to all captains and ser
Inspection for the the_ police force is ordered
for Monday, May 27. Notice of hour and place
will hereafter be sent you.
On and after May '27 all members of the de
partment wearing uniforms will, while on
duty, have them buttoned up from bottom to
Patrol sergeants and patrolmen will, on and
after that date, wear their police uniforms on
the first watch, unless otherwise ordered.
Instruct your officers to call at store of
Eugene Korn, 726 Market street, between May
2- and May 117, and obtain their police helmets
and the sergeants their caps.
The inspection referred to in the first para
graph of this order will include all officers of
every grade, prison and station-keepers, bailiffs
of courts and clerks at department headquar
ters, not actually on duty at the hour named,
except detectives and those detailed tor detec
A majority of the policemen are bitterly
opposed to the change, and freely condemn
the order when discussing it among them
selves. But when spoken to by an out
sider on the subject they are either silent
and non-committal or else say it is a good
thing. They have good reasons for this,
as they do not want to run amuck of the
Several objections are urged by those
who have given the subject considerable
thought. The argument is advanced that
the attiring of a policeman in a manner
out of the ordinary, particularly the wear
ing of helmets, is in itself a matter of dis
like to the patrolman and a subject of
ridicule and derision by the gamins of the
street — a matter which causes the police
man to lose his proper dignity and self
respect. A patrolman passing along the
street, knowing that he is the observed of
all observers, feels humiliated, like a man
who carries a sign announcing cheap
meals at a 10-cent restaurant. He is earn
ing an honest living, it is true, but when
he divests himself of his conspicuous sign
board and goes to nis room he feels con
tempt for himself. The opinion largely
prevails that a policeman's attire should
differ from the citizen's dress only so far
as is necessary to distiuguish him in a
But these are not the most serious objec
tions advanced. It is urged by many that
a policeman with his coat completely but
toned is seriously hindered in drawing his
most effective weapon, the pistol, in cases
of emergency. A gang of toughs can over
power him and beat him into insensibility
before he has time to draw his weapon of
defense. A criminal may gain just enough
time to enable him to escape while the po
liceman is tugging at his pistol under his
buttoned-up coat. The fact that this style
of uniforming is in vogue in New York is
not deemed a sufficient argument for in
troducing it here. In New York City there
are several policemen to every block, while
here there are several blocks to every po
licemen. In New York half a score of po
licemen can be massed in half a minute at
the blast of a whistle. Here an officer fre
quently rinds himself on a beat two miles
around and he often needs to use his pistol.
Captain Lees, when spoken to on the
"If the policemen are to be uniformed
let them wear their clothes in a uniform
manner, all buttoned up or all unbuttoned
— one way or the other.
Captain Healey, the Chief's clerk, said
he did not think the buttoned-up coat
would interfere with the drawing of a
pistol. He does not object to the intro
duction of the helmet. Captains and
sergeants do not come under the helmet
AFTER POLICE UNIFORMS.
The Manufacturers' Association Want Home-
Made Goods Used.
The Manufacturers' and Producers' As
sociation have enough work mapped out
to keep the officers of the organization on
the go for some time.
To-day at 2 p. m. the board of directors
will meet, and, from the condition of the
secretary's clip yesterday, there will be a
busy season, the result of which will bring
about benefit to the entire State.
Early in the week Julian Sonntag, Oscar
Lewis and W. S. Lacy, representing the
Manufacturers' Association went to Stock
ton and held a consultation with the di
rectors and members of the merchants of
that city. It was practically agreed that
the Stockton organization shall become a
branch of the State organization with
headquarters in San Francisco.
One important matter that will be
brought before the association to-day is
the iact that the police officers of San
Francisco are clothed in imported goods,
by order of the department, in preference
to home-manufactured material.
A statement was made to Secretary
Mead by several merchants yesterday that
an order had been issued by Chief Crowley
that all uniforms must be made of French
beaver cloth or what is known to the trade
as 6 x beaver. This, the complaintants say,
is one of the worst steps that could possibly
be taken to retard the patronage of home
One of the merchants who brought the
matter to the attention of the organization
San Francisco is the only big City in the
United States where the police force is clothed
in foreign-made goods. Our tirm can furnish
the cloth as well as any other house, but the
municipal department of San Francisco should
be the first to patronize home industry, and, if
the quality of goods desired could not be ob
tained in California, to order from any other
This principle has not been considered in the
solcction of cloth for tiie uniforms of the Police
L»epartraent. The officials have not asked for
samples, as they should have done. Sau Fran
cKco could furnish all the cloth required if
given a chance I have been dealing in cloth
lor years and know that a betterqualtty can be
produced in the United States than anywhere
else, both as regards texture and color, but
with these facts staring them in the face the
police officials of San Francisco order the men
to have their clothing made from French goods.
Secretary Mead of the Manufacturers'
Association looks upon the complaint as a
serious matter. He said :
The facts of the case are so plain that it is a
■wonder officials would take gueh a step. The
matter will be laid before the board of direc
tors to-morrow for action. Here we come in
contact with the very element we are supposed
to work with in harmony. The City officials,
above all others, leaving patriotism out of the
question, should have the object of home in
dustry at heart, but instead of that they must
go all the way to France to get cloth for police
men's uniiorins. There will be an earnest pro
test entered by the association, and 1 believe,
now that the fact has come to light, that there
will be some radical steps taken.
Captain Lees, when asked about the
issuance of the order, said: <
The men can buy whatever cloth they please.
Fatigue unifonnsare made of French beaver,
it is true, but no order was ever issued from
this office regarding the kind of cloth the men
should have their uniforms made from. I
don't care what the Manufacturers' Associa
tion says about it, the men are going to buy
the best cloth they can get and the French is
Captain Healey toook a slightly different
view of the subject and said:
The same complaint was made regarding
buttons and helmets and yet when an otter
was made to purchase buttons from local firms
orders on a Wate: bury tirm were tendered by
local merchants. Now as to the cloth. Some sev
enteen years ago the Mission Woolen Mills were
started. They turned out a cloth which was
supposed to equal the French goods, but it
didn't, and the men would not buy it. A year
ago the French goods were selected as "the
standard and have been used by the department
ever since. '
His "Work at the First Congregational
Church Crowned With Success.
Mr. Varley spoke last night in the First
Congregational Church from the "Call of
Grace Unto Eternal Glory." He read
Exodus xxxiii and said : I begin with the
word grace, "The grace of God tha.t
bringeth salvation." He then read Titus,
ii:ll and said: The outcome of grace is
the gift of Jesus Christ, and showed that
the world would not have a good time of
it as long as sin was in it, but showed by
receiving Christ that they were in a place
where all was joy, peace, etc. He demon
strated in a marked way the difference be
tween grace and abundant grace and of the
demoralized condition of the people that
set aside the gift of grace in Christ.
The speaker read a few verses from
Ephesians, illustrating beautifully the
wonderful peace the believer has in Christ,
and that unless we know Christ now we
shall not realize the blessedness of the
riches of his grace in glory.
Mr. Varley earnestly and lovingly ap
pealed to his hearers to receive Christ, the
result of which was that twenty-four con
fessed Christ by arising to their feet. Mr.
Varley will conduct services this evening
in the same church. He will have for his
subject, "The Wonderful Character of
God's Love." Seats free and all are wel
TO KEEP CLEAN STREETS
ImportantQuesti.ons Before the
A Proposition to Hold a Paving Ex
position at the Coming Me
At the monthly meeting of the directors
of the Merchants' Association last evening
a committee was appointed, consisting of
A. S. Baldwin. H. D. Keil and M. S.
Kohlberg, to confer with the managers of
the Mechanics' Institute Fair with a view
of the Merchants' Association having a
special exhibit in the next fair. The mer
chants propose to call their exhibit a
"paving exposition" and display samples
of paving materials, new and old, street
car rails, road-making devices, patents,
machinery, etc. Such exhibits have been
made in Eastern cities, and rjroved val
uable object-lessons in street work.
The committee appointed to take the
first steps to opening First avenue as a
beautiful boulevard between Golden Gate
Park and the Presidio reported that their
first work was a success. Adolph Sutro
will give up the franchises he holds to run
cars on the avenue if the Market-street
Railway Company will relinquish the
rights it holds on other parts of the thor
oughfare. The Market-street Railway peo
ple will be seen next week.
Engineer Ernst McCullough reported
progress in his investigation of the matter
of dray and truck tires. The association
intends to get the Supervisors to pass an
ordinance regulating the width of tires for
heavy vehicles in proportion tothe weights
they carry and thus save cutting the pave
ments to pieces with narrow tires. In the
same ordinance will be a clause prohibiting
heavy trucks and express wagons from
driving upon certain bituminized avenues.
At the next meeting, which will be held
in about two weeks, the annual election of
directors will take place. The nominating
committee recommended the following
gentlemen for election: A. S. Baldwin,
Milton G. Doane, William Doxey, A. G. .7.
Fusenot, M. S. Kohlbere, R. F. Osborn,
Vanderlynn Stow, John W. Carmany, P.
W. Dohrmann, J. R. Freud, Hugo D. "Keil,
Kenneth Melrose, Joseph Simonson, Frank
Swain, Joseph T. Terry.
At that writing, two questions will be
discussed. First, the advisability of the
Supervisors appropriating money to carry
on the association's system of sweeping the
streets, after July 1. The merchants' ex
perimental contract runs out on June 30.
The second is the desirability of having the
City pay for sprinkling the streets, injaddi
tion to the private sprinkling, under con
tracts; or to have it done in connection
with street sweeping as under the present
Their Straggle Against a Common end
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to make those around her cheerful, while
she is racked with the excruciating tor-
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i Think of one who, day by day, begs her
physician to help her, while the torture
of tortures could not add to her misery.
Does she yield ? No! She endure 3 her
agonies, and meets her friends with
This is woman's heroism, and few men
realize how prevalent they are. Physi-
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After twenty years of success, with ever-
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A Curious Disease to WMcli Oily
the West Mai Nep
| IT IS THE BLACK MAN'S YELLOW FEVER
The Only Way It Is Avoided Is by
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tion-Thls Should Be Emulated by
Our Own People.
I saw a doctor at the Palace Hotel yesterday.
He is on his way to New York, having visited
the West Indies in search of botanical informa
tion. He tells a curious story of a peculiar
disease to which the Jamaica negro seems to
be the only victim. It is called the black
death. The victim of this fearful death turns
even blacker than the wonted hue of his skin.
It is a fearful death, says the doctor. Still
there are very few who do meet this death now,
because these negroes are becoming civilized
and they are using every precaution known to
It was found that the negroes use herbs as
their principal medicine. Indeed, it seldom
happens that the negroes can afford the ser
vices of a professional man, so thoy must look to
their old black mammies for medical aid. I told
the doctor I was putting the Joy's Vegetable
Sarsaparilla on the market. I was endeavoring
to get the people of the Pacific Coast to use it.
He said I could do no better work. He told me
that herb remedies should be resorted to in
almost every case. He declared to me that he
could pick out victims of iodide of potash and
other deadly mineral poisons. He said they
could be seen on the streets of every large city
of the United States.
Speaking of Joy's Vegetable Sarsaparilla re
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the proprietor of one of the best commercial
and family hotels in Southern California.
This is the letter:
SAN BERNARDINO, Oal.. May 6.
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HOME FOR THE
CARE OF THE INEBRIATE
2000 Stockton St., S.F., Cal.
A HOSPITAL FOR TIIE TREATMENT OB 1
inebriety, including Alcoholism and Drug
Habits and Nervous Diseases resulting therefrom;
i also for the temporary care and observation of
| persons suspected of Insanity. Terms $10 to $25
! per week.
Extracts from the report of the Grand Jury, filed
i December 8, 1894: "While not a public institu-
• tion, in consequence of complaints made to us by
the press and others, thorough examination was
! made of the conduct Of the Home of Inebriates,
i and as a result of our investigations we are satis-
; fied that the same has been and is being properly
I managed. The charges made to us of improper
| treatment of the patients were not sustained."
Trustees-H. J. BI'RNS (President},
! WM. 3IARTIN (Secr<«tarr), K. I). SAW-
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j building, 3 to 4:30 p. v. daily.
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Telephone Main 5125.
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