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MAY SCHUETZEN FESTIVAL
The San Francisco Verein to
Hold Its Thirty-fifth
A CONTEST FOR CRACK SHOTS.
Whoever Brings Down the Last
Particle of the E^gle Will Re
ceive the Crown.
The San ' Francisco Schuetzen Verein
will begin its thirty-fifth annual May day
festival this day week. It will last two
days and a very big attendance on each
Henry Koster, Treasurer.
occasion ig expected. On the 19th inst.
there will be bullseye and point shooting
for prizes aggregating $1000, and on the
19th inst. there will be the grand eagle
shoot, and the crowning of the schuetzen
. The verein committees having in charge
the carrying out of the programmes are as
Printing — Captain John Bolts, K. Wert
heimer and Henry Stelling.
Prizes— H. Haake, H. Prien and E. Aigel
Shooting— N. Ahrens, L. Bendel, A. Haper
dern, R. Finkiner, V. Peters, J. Thode, F Schus
ter and J. Getken.
Bowling— W. Wreden, W. Platt and Max
Eagle-shooting — J. Getken and F. Schuster,
Raffle— H. M. Wreden, E. Barut, H. Koster, S.
Bolts, A. Huber, H. Prion, August Meyer and
The chairman of the celebration com
mittee is D. B. Faktor; the secretary,
Kaufman Wertheimer; and the treasurer,
On the first day the programme will be
gin with the firing for prizes. Each mem
ber is allowed six shots and the man who
makes the most centers is declared the
winner. There will be twenty prizes in
this class. The scores made in this shoot
will count in the one for points, which is
to follow. The conditions and prizes will
be the same in this class. Premiums will
be paid also for the first and last best bulls
eye, both morning and evening, and 10
cents for each red flag, 1% cents for each
blue flag and 5 cents for each white flag.
The contest for schuetzen king will take
place in the grand eagle shoot. The bird
is firmly riveted to a steel plate and hoisted
about sixty feet in the air.
On its head is a crown, -in its beak a
ring, in one claw an apple and in the
other a scepter. It has to be shot away
piecemeal, and the man who brines down
the last section is declared the king. At
tached to each portion of the royal l)ird is
a prize, as follows: Crown first prize,
apple second prize and then in the follow
ing prize order come the scepter, ring in
D. B. Faktor, Chairman.
the beak, head, neck, right wine, left wing,
right leg, left leg and tail. The remains of
the bird are then taken from the pole, the
steel backing removed and it is then
hoisted into position again. The shooting
begins again and is continued until the
last particle of the eagle is brought to
The lucky shooter who succeeds in this
difficult feat is carried around the ground
in triumph, being deposited in Schuetzen
Hall, where he is crowned king. This
ceremony closes the festival.
The shooting on each day will begin at
10:15 A. m. and will continue until 6 p. m.,
with the exception of an hour for dinner!
The prizes are open to all comers and all
rifles not over 45 and not less than 32 cali
ber, and all sights, except telescope, are al
During each day there will be bowling
for cash prizes, the first being $25 and the
twentieth $1 50. There will also be dancing
in the pavilion and a raffle for cash prizes
will take place each day. All in all the
days so dear to the heart of each member of
a Schuetzen Verein promise to be ones of
unalloyed enjoyment and sport. The
members of the various committees are
working hard and it will not be their fault
if all the arrangements are not perfect.
THE SKIRL OF THE PIPES
Annual Excursion, Reunion
and Picnic of St. An
Complete List of the Different
Games and the Winners
of the Prizes.
Should auld aquaintance be forgot
• , And never brought to mln';
Should auld aquaintance be forgot,
And days o' iang syne.
The annual excursion, family reunion
and games of the St. Andrew's Society at
Schuetzen Park yesterday was one of the
most successful events in the history of
the organization. The weather was pro
pitious and everything tended to make the
outing most delightful. Crowds went by
e7ery boat, and during the afternoon it
was estimated that nearly 2000 men, women
and children were on the grounds.
The annual outing of this old established
society is essentially a family reunion.
Yesterday men were there with their fam
ilies' who have attended every picnic for
♦Jw past thirty-two years. Three of the
charter members were there yesterday,
John Bain, an octogenarian, who had his
children, grandchildren and great-grand
children with him; George Davidson, the
first secretary ot the society, and Robert
Sutherland. Among others present were
•Colin M. Boyd, .T. S. Webster, John Reid,
Christopher Chisholrh, John H. Harris,
Richard Gratto, Andrew "Wilkie and D. R.
McXeill, chief of the Caledonian Society.
Notwithstanding the unusual heat,
dancing was kept up with vigor in the
pavilion all day, and the last item on the
programme, a highland schottische, was
concluded only a few minutes before the
last train left for the City. Gregg's orches
tra furnished the music in admirable style.
The games were commenced shortly
before 1 o'clock and were finished in ample
time to allow the participants to join their
friends; who were, as a rule, picnicking
under the shade of the trees on the nill
sides. The most exciting event was the
tug of war, between the single ana married
men, the latter winning.
Just before leaving an enthusiastic mem
ber struck up the familiar air of "Autd
Lang Syne," in which old and young
joined, and a 9 the strains of the grand old
tune so dear to the heart of a Scotchman
floated over the hills, all recognized in
their hearts that it was a fitting termina
tion to the St. Andrew's picnic.
The success of the picnic was due to the
following committee: James McLea
(chairman) Samuel Irving, John McLaren,
James Srobie, J. M. Duncan, John Reid,
W. C. Cook, James McNab, W. R. Eaton,
A. C. Ballingall, Y. C. Lawson, treasurer,
and Andrew MoNair. secretary, who, along
with the president, William NiVol, aid all
that was possible for the enjoyment of the
erueste. Andrew "Wilkie and Rev. Donald
&fc Ross aiao assisted Very greatly toward
the success of the affair. Neil Lindsay,
the society's piper, played "wi' birr' for
some time, but the heat proved too much
Policemen John Mac Lean and S. Camp
bell were detailed for duty at the picnic,
but their services were not brought into
requisition. They are both members of
Following were the results of the differ
ent games and other events:
Race for boys under 15 year«, 100 yards,
handicap of three yards for each year— First,
Arthur Davidson; second, Vernon Campbell;
third, E. Webster.
Kace for girls under 15 years, 100 yards, han-
SCENE AT THE EAUSALITO CLUBHOUSE OF THE PACIFIC YACHT CLUB.
[Sketched for the "Call" yesterday by Cmdter.]
dicap of three yards for each year— First, O.
Stockton; second, Mary Wilkle; third, Nettie
Race for single ladies over 15 years, 100
yards, no handicap— First, Gertie Herring; sec
bnd, Jennie Biekford; third. Mary Anderson.
Race for members' sons under 15 years-, 150
yards, handicap of three yards for each year-
First, EHer Webster; second, James Webster;
third, Thomas Hunter.
Race for members' daughters under 15 years,
100 yards, handicap of three yards for each'
year— First, Mary Vilkie: second, Grace Web
ster; third, Mabel Webster.
Race for members' *ons over 15 years, 150
yards, no handicap— First, Donald McLaren;
second, ¥. WHkle; third; H. Webster.
Ladie-.' heel-and-toe walking match, 200
yards— Mrs. Burns, first; Gertie Herring, sec
ond; Jennie Bickford, third.
Light quoits— D. Fitinie, first; W. Mitchell,
second ; J. Mclntosh, third.
The best bouquet of wild flowers made by
ladies only, and picked on or about the
grounds— Mrs. Finnic, lirst; Jennie Davidson,
second; Miss Kicol, third; Mrs. Williams,
fourth; Mrs. Lawi, filth; Miss A. Tarber, sixth;
not claimed, seventh; Mrs. Morse, eighth; Miss
Russell, ninth; Miss Florence Bennett, tenth.
Three-legged race, 150 yards— First, J. Mc-
Donald and J.Gibney; second, C. McLagan and
W. Symon ; third, W." Kicol and L. Windrow.
Sack race for men and lads over 15 years,
150 yards, no handicap— First, J. Gibney;
second, Walter Wallace; third, D. McLaren.
Racs for men and lads over 15 years, 300
yards, no handicap— First, J.Gibney; second,
N. B. Brandon ; third, H. Webster.
Members' race, 150 yards, handicap of two
yards for each year over 45 years— First.Thomas
Stevenson; second, JRev. D. C. Ross; third, W.
Tug-of-war between teams of married and
single members of the society ; captains, Arthur
McLea (married), John H. Bole (single); one
pull to be decisive, and no one allowed near
the rope but the parties selected for the teams;
prize, champion trophy, to De competed for an
nualiv; one case of wine to be given to the
winning team— Won by the married men.
Bicycle race — Won by A. Bearwald.
Highland fling, for lads and lassies— First, M.
Boyd; second, C. FairgYieve; third, Jennie
<Trabbag, prizes for married ladies only-
First, Mrs. Ingram; second, Mrs. J. S. Thomp
son: third, not claimed; fourth, Mrs. Whisker;
fifth, not claimed; sixth, Mrs. L. Burger; sev
enth, Mrs. Thomas Reid; eighth, Mrs. T. H.
Ayelin; ninth, not claimed; tenth, Mrs. A. D.
Dijaen: eleventh, not claimed; twelfth, Mrs.
'irabbag for members' daughters — First,
Jeannie Duncan; second, Mrs. James Blair;
third, Miss L. Webster: fourth, Jessie McN'abb;
fifth. Mabel Gregg; sixth, Mrs. Annie Eaton;
seventh, Miss Lizzie Fairgrieve.
The Gulf Stream.
The warmth of the stream is accounted
for by the fact that its waters are supplied
from the tropics, the tide waves acting on
the principle of an eddy, so it has counter
currents also. The theory rests upon the
assumption that the water is higher on th«»
east than on the west side of the' isthmus of
Panama. The continent of America is the
prpat dam of the ocean that forms the gulf
stream. Place the continent of America so
it will lie cast and west, there would be no
gulf stream. If there were no other land
on the globe other than America there
would be no ocean currents -except those
connected with America, but such is not
the case.' ; - ''.■■.■ .
Africa has her nose in the way, Aus
tralia and New Zealand intervene, and
Asia is there to stop tides and make ocean
currents , in the Pacific Ocean. ■•; So when
we find large bodies' of land directly in the ;
path of the tides we find ocean currents
also. All large oceans have their counter
currents or eddies. .The water that has
been carried west by : the tides has to
return as , currents to supply < the _ de
ficiency, thus • imparting the eddy motion.
The tides ; and - the winds, with the ; land
and' its formations, = will produce every
circumstance , connected . with the ocean'
currents. ; The peculiar formation of ' the
land' has a good deal to-do about getting ;
up the Gulf Stream.— Scientific American.
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Elkqanti-y trimmed Hats for very little money
this week. Seavey's, 1882 Market street. '.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, MAY 12, 1895.
GAY TIMES ON THE BAY
Opening Day of the Pacific
Yacht Club at Sausa
PICTURESQUE AND PRETTY.
Yachts Decked Out In Oriental Garb.
In the Offing— Music and Danc
Yo ho, my lads! We're on the seat
Our hawse-pipe plays a good-by glee;
In Sausalito on our lee
No more we'll drain the chowder pot,
And Belvedere's enchanted spot
We'll leave to them whose hearts are not
On the sea—
The roaring, soaring, mad seasicky sea.
Yo ho. my lads! We're on the sea!
We'll mast our flag of dungaree—
We're out for war and Rlo-ri-ee;
We'll key our voices to the note
Of breakers 'gainst tho Isle de Goat,
And chirp with lusty rusty throat
To the sea—
The howling, growling old salt-water sea.
Yo ho, my lads! We're on the sea!
We'll dare the savage stingaree;
We'll make the fierce kioodle flee.
Our wild and dreadful course we'll lay
Along the shores of Mission Bay,
A terror to the things that stay
In the sea—
The fretting, wetting, damp, cold, soggy sea.
The opening of the Pacific Yacht Club
was celebrated yesterday afternoon in regal
style. The cove in front of the club
house was a beautiful sight. In the after
noon the Annie, Commodore Caduc's flag
ship; the Lurline, ex- Commodore John D.
Sp—- kels' crack yacht; the Lily L,
Donald Ross' new schooner; the Aza
lene, Vice-Commodore Roberts' boat;
the Rover, Commodore Bruce's s^pop:
the White Wings, Captain James
T. Coleman ; the Truant, Commo
dore J. W. Pew's flag ship; the Aggie,
Queen and Sappho, were all riding at
anchor, dressed in bunting and colors from
truck to deck. In front of the San Fran
cisco Club the Chispa, Commodore Little's
flag ship, was dressed in her best, and the
Pomona and Frolic were crowded with
The first crowd that went over to the
opening left the city on the 1:45 boat, and
as the Sausalito steamed into the harbor,
guns boomed forth their welcome from the
clubhouse porch, from the flowered walks
and from the yachts at their moorings.
The Sausalito was in holiday attire i«nth
her flags and colors and she responded to
the salute with continuous blasts from her
Below the winding balconies, the flash
of oars gleamed through the hazy atmos
phere; rowßoatswere lazily plying between
the yachts and the shore, steam launches
were darting down the bay between Sausa
lito and the clubhouse steps, and a more
lazy, pretty or picturesque scene could not
be painted by an artist.
It was not until night, thoueh. that the
full beauty of the scene burst in all the
glory of a midsummer night's dream for
the guests of the yacht club. Never in the
history of the club was such a fine sight
ashore and afloat in Sausalito. President
John Landers looked after the wants of
the guests at the clubhouse, and Commo
dore Caduc took care of the celebration in
It was too hot to land durine the after
noon and a greater portion of the evening,
and excursions to the yachts were most
Steward Ernest Doelter looked after the
inner man and inner woman, and set up a
most sumptuous repast. Everybody lin
gered over the steward's table until the
red fire began to glow and the Chinese and
Japanese lanterns began to dance in the
rigging of the craft.
The Annie looked like a Japanese garden
about deck and champagne was fizzing and
dancing in the cabin. The Lurline looked
like a veritable floating palace inside and
out and the Lily L w»s a picture beyond
compare. From her deck were shooting
upwards skyrockets, red tire and balloons
mingling their lights with the Oriental
illuminations in the rigging. Present
Mr. and Mrs. John Landerg, William Cun
ningham, Commodore Caduc, Vice-Commo
dore M. R. Roberts Jr., W. W. Gaskell, Mrs. 8.
M. Morgan, J. A. Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. T. E.
Jones, W. Ball, Mrs. F. B. Dallam, G. C.
Bornemann, P. J. Martin and the Misses
Martin, Miss Karl, Mrs. William Hawley,
Harry Deet, Miss Lyons. George W. Gray, Fred
M. E. Williams, E. C. Lande, Miss De Sella, J.
C. Pelton, Frank Williams, Mrs. Frank Wil
liams, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ross, Mis 6 Florence
Lippett, Miss H. Fisk, Harvard Barbier, Mr.
and Mrs. W. S. Hochstadter, Colonel
William C. Little, A. Bvenson, George Wright,
T. H. Barber, General J. H. Dickinson and
wife, H. Elliot, Mi*s C. Hilton. Mr. and Mrs. W.
R. Milton, Hon. W. D. English, ilr. and Mrs.
O'Brien, F. D. Lindsley, Miss Haydon, Mrs. E.
R. Andrews, Mrs. J. C. Pelton, Hugo Eleasser,
Mrs. Piver, Miss K. Plver, Miss Gladys
Fiver, Arthur D. Piver, A. A. Banz,
F. B. Dftllam, Mrs. Joseph E. Sham, Mrs. D. H.
Bibb, Mr. and Mrs. McMullen and Miss Mc-
Mullen, Miss Emiiy Tibbit, Miss Emily Coey, A.
G. Edwards, Miss Kate Taylor, 8. G. Lewald, W.
E. Elliot, A. C. Thornton, Louis Schwachaker,
Mr. Fay, Miss Bessie Langton, J. L. Haucks,
A. R. Tuckey, George P. Kane, W. H. Crowell,
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Crawford, F. iL Crawford,
Mrs. Oucshotser, John Lee, Mr. and Mr*. Mark
ley, Commodore C. C. Bruce, Dan O'Callaghan,
Thomas O'Callaghan, Clarence Musto, Miss
Musto, A. C. Forsythe, Mr. and Mrs. E. Head,
Joseph F. Bonner, Mr. land Mrs. A. C. Bonnell,
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mansfield, Miss Madge
Fairman, Miss Margaret Breen, Miss Estefle
Baker, Miss Edna Fisher, Miss Nellie Thars
lag, Miss May M. Wilde, Mr. Douplas Erskine,
Paxton Wright and wife, Halleck Wright and
wife, Mr. ami Mrs. George E. Hail, Binsham
ton, JS'.Y., Mrs. H. B. Sinclair, C. Ellsworth,
Miss Goodall, T. P. Walkington and wife, Frank
H. Tyler and wife, Mrs. R. W. O'Neill, H.
D. Keil, Miss Nellie Boyd, David Newell
and wife, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Learv,
Mrs. William K. Young, Hon. Paris Kilburn,
E. C. Johnson, James M. Polk, Mies L. Sheri
dan, R. Koons, E. S. Emmons, P. B. Qtiinlan,
Admiral E. H. yon Schmidt, J. G. Martin and
wife, Samuel J. Ruddt-Il and wife, W. S. Duval,
wife and daughter, Miss Patterson, N. I. Mes
ser, Mrs. John D. Tallant, Miss Elsie Tallant,
Mr. aud Mrs. J. D. Maxwell, Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Dorsey, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Bole, Mr. and
Mrs. J. B. Mattoon, E. A. James, H. R. Bostwick,
Mr. and Mrs. Harrison, J. A. Parsons, Miss
Pauline Brooks, Miss Annie Whitlock, Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene Janes, Miss Belle Ruinart, Miss
Lena Ruinart, Miss Bessie Ruinart,
Mr. George Brinkerhof! of Belvedere.
Mr. Edgar J. Mayers, Commodore J. W. Pew,
Lawrence Hnwks, Oscar Kllinghouse, Walter
Crowell, Major C. T. Stanley, T. J. Bass, Miss
Edith Buss, Thomas Bass, Frank E. Webb, J. F.
Cordes, Miss A. Cordes, Major D. E. Miles.
It was a merry party that embarked on
the Vigilant about 11:15 o'clock and the
tug flew away from a forest of fire. The
lights of the Annie, arranged in triangular
shape, were dancing "up and down
on the bay ; cannons boomed forth
from all the craft in the cove and from
above on the cliffs sheets of lurid flame
shot out and lighted up the country for
miles around. The scene was by no means
the least beautiful of the day, and the re
turn home was by no means the least en
Thoughts That Fill the Mind When the
I cannot understand why one should
dream of being slighted or snubbed in so
ciety, but this is what I have done more
than once, though never perhaps so sig
nally as in the instance I am about to
give. I found myself in a large room,
where people were sitting at lunch or sup
per, around small tables, as is the custom,
I am told, at parties in the houses of our
nobility and gentry. I was feeling very
well; not too proud, I hope, but in har
mony with the time and place. I was
very well dressed for me, and as I stood
talking to some ladies at one of the tables
I was saying some rather brilliant things,
for me. I lounged easily on one foot, as I
have observed men of fashion do, .and as I
talked I flipped my gloves, which I held in
one hand, across the other; 1 remember
thinking that this was a peculiarly distin
guished action. Upon the whole I com
ported myself like one in the habit of such
affairs, and I turned to walk away to an
other table, very well satisfied with my
self and with the effect of my splendor
upon the ladies. But I had only got a few
paces off when I perceived (I could not see
with my back turned) one of the ladies
lean forward, and heard her say to the rest
in a tone of killing condescension and
patronage, "I don't see why that person
isn't as well as another."
I say that I do not like this sort of
dreams, and never would have them if I
could help. They make me ask myself if
I am really such a suob when I am wak
ing, and this in itself is very unpleasant.
If I am I cai:not help hoping that it will
not be found out; and in my dreams I am
always less sorry for the misdeeds I com
mit than for their possible discovery. I
have done some very bad things in dreams
which I have no concern for whatever, ex
cept as they seem to threaten me with
publicity, or bring me within the penalty
of the law; and I believe this is the atti
tude of most other criminals, remorse
being a fiction of the poets, according to
the students of the criminal class. It is
not agreeable to bring this home to one's
self, but the fact is not without its signifi
cance in another direction. It implies
that both in the case of the dream-criminal
and the deed-criminal there is perhaps the
same taint of insanity, onJy in the deed
criminal it is active ana in the dream
criminal it is passive.— From "True, I Talk
of Dreams." by William Dean Howells, in
Harper's Magazine for May.
The Swiss of Asia.
An opening into one of the few remain
ing lands of mystery has been made by
the recent visit to the Afghan boundary
commission of two Kafirs from tne country
of the Sia-posh. This singular people, in
habiting the wild mountain tracts between
Cashmere and Cabul, cannot be conS
dently traced to any exact origin. The
name "Kafir," given by their Moslem
neighbors, only indicates thty are not
Mohammedans; their other generic ap
pellation, Sia-posh, has reference to their
clothing. Their actual origin and race
character remain unknown. Their total
number is vaeuely estimated at 200,000,
broken up into independent and often an
tagonistic tribes or clans, says the London
Fair and blue-eyed, using chairs, drink
ing wine, and saluting by shaking hands,
they are fond of daucing and refresh them
selves with home-brewed wine. Here are
some of the elements, surely, of European
civilization in this forgotten corner of the
East, and it is to be added that the Kafirs
use a language in which both roots and
inflections have often reminded inquirers
of Greek. On suoh grounds a theory has
been advanced that they may be descended
from Macedonian stragglers 'left behind in
the march of Alexander the Great from
Babylon to the banks of the Sutlej. What
is certain is that they have for ages de
fended the passes to their little Switzer
land with rude weapons, but indomitable
resolution. The country is about equal in
size to the Giiaons and the Valois to
gether, and is believed to contain a quan
tity of high and bold alpine scenery.
For the visit of the Emperor and Empress
of Germany to the King and yueen of Italy
at Venice iext summer, a grand historical
pageant will be arranged representing the
crowning of the Doearessa Morosini. The
part of Doge's wife will be taken by the
C<; tess Morosini, her descendant, one of
the handsomest women in Italy.
FAVOR A SMALL STAKE
A Very Warm Discussion at the
San Francisco Whist Club
E. J. TORMEY SHOWED UNDER.
His Resolution Defeated by a Vote
of Eighty-Seven to Thirty-
Gambling will be permitted in the San
Francisco Whist Club. Such was the de
cision of a majority of the members last
A special meeting of the members was
called by President N. D. Rideout for last
night to disooss the following resolution,
introduced by E. J. Tormey:
"That gambling, betting or playing
cards for stakes or points for money or
other representations of money in any and
every form shall be absolutely prohibited
in our clubrooms."
Mr. Tormey vigorously supported the
resolution, and a hot discussion followed,
the principal opponent of the resolution
being George E. Bates. In the course of
his argument Mr. Tormey read the follow
ing letters, which he had received on the
Letter from Eugene 8. Elliott, Milwau
kee, founder and for three years President
of the American Whist League.
I have your favor of the 6th. I sympathize
with you under the conditions in which you
are placed. But my experience suggests noth
ing better than a withdrawal on the part of
such, members of your club as are opposed to
playinp for stakes and the starting ci a new
organization wich will embrace in its constitu
tion a prohibition of all games for money or the
representatives of money.
It is singular to me that players cannot see
that a contest for stakes detracts from the
value of the game, though I am perfectly will
ing to admit that after a person has become ac
customed to pl<»y for stakes he looks upon the
game as it is played in the great majority of
league clubs as dull and spiritless, but the fact
remains the same that the gambling game does
not not pay for a person desirous oi perfecting
himself in whist.
Perhaps as good an example of this as has
ever been given was the test made in Chicago
some months ago. when a number of members
of the Chicago Whist Club (not all of them
their best players) met a picked gang of Chi
cago gamblers at duplicate whist and defeated
Letter from Theo Schwarz, Chicago,
president of the Chicago Whist Club and
vice-president of the American Whist
We have had a by-law in the Chicago Whist
Club ever since its organization prohibiting
playing cards for money. A violation of this
by-law led to the suspension of two members.
As a general thing, however, I may say that
those who play duplicate whist do not care to
play for money. There is enough interest
Letter from Mr. A. C. Freeman, San
I am this day in receipt of your letter of the
2d of May, including a proposed amendment
to the by-laws of the San Francisco Whi»t Club.
Your failure to find my name on the list of
members was due to the fact that 1 resigned
my membership in the latter part of January
last. 1 was not advantageously situated for
playing on tournament nights and had found
my chief delight in the club in the fact that
when I first attended it it was possible
on other nights and on Saturday afternoons to
always find three other persons who were
willing to join in a game of whist for its own
sake. As the time went on I found It more
difficult to obtain partners in a game
unless I was willing to play for money,
until at length I visited the club on several
occasions and was entirely unable to partici
pate in a game, the persons to whom applica
tion was made always excusing themselves on
the grounds that they were waiting to get into
the points or money game.
I therefore resigned my membership upon
the ground that the new condition of affairs in
effect excluded me from participation in the
benefits of the club.
I should, perhaps, though I have never
taken any prominent part in the club,
have pursued a eomewhat similar course
to that you have undertaken, but for the
fact that my inquiries among the members
of the club showed- that many of them had al
ready engaged in the practice of gambling until
the milder form of amusement was no longer
agreeable to them, and that the others were with
few exceptions indifferent respecting the mat
ter. I therefore concluded that there could
not be any place for me in the San Fran
cisco Whist Club. Should any club hereafter
be formed in this City to which the
principles expressed in the by-laws which you
nave drafted are acceptable, I should be very
glad to be a humble member of it.
The resolution was adopted by a vote of
87 to 38.
In speaking of the matter last night, Mr.
Tormey said: "The result of this action
of the club will be the formation of a new
whist club, where whist will not be played
"I have done my best to stop gambling
in the club, but after to-night's over
whelming vote against me I have no other
recourse but to withdraw from the
HIS HDDLE TALKED TOR HIM.
An Old Negro's Proof That He Had a
Right to Carry the Instrument.
Several nights ago, as Patrolman Charles
Rommel was patrolling his beat he dis
covered an old darky walking down the
street with a violin under his arm. When
he had gotten even with him he stopped
him and began questioning him. The
policeman was not satisfied with the ne
gro's account of where he had gotten the
instrument, and he placed him uuder ar
rest. The negro went on without a word,
and at the station gave his name as James
McCloskey, says the Louisville Courier-
The next day he was presented before
Judge Smith. The policeman told the
Judge how he had seen the negro on the
street with the instrument, and he said
he did not believe it belonged to him. It
was a tine violin, he said, and a negro that
had no more money than this negro
seemed to have could not afford to buy
such a fine instrument. The patrolman
finally asked the Judge to give him two
days to look for the owner of the violin,
saying that he believed in that time he
could be able to locate its owner. The
time was granted him and the negro was
Yesterday he was again presented before
the court. Those against him tried to
make out a felony case, as they said that
the violin was worth considerably over $20.
The violin was worth $40, or perhaps $50.
During the course of the trial the police
man told the Judge that the negro had
admitted to him that he could not play on
the instrument, and that was one reason
why he made the arrest, us he knew that a
main would not pay a large sum for a thing
he could not use.
Up to this time the prisoner nad re
mained silent. He had sat with downcast
eyes and did not seem to hear what was
s;oing on. When he heard this he suddenly
ooked up and said :
''He's mistaken, yo 1 Honor. I didn't
say that I couldn't play on the violin."
The Judge remained silent fora moment,
and then asked that the instrument be
handed to the negro. A lieht came in the
darky's face as he took the instrument
into his hands. He looked it over carefully
and then fondled it under his arm. He
then took it from under his arm and began
to tune it. He had scarcely struck the
first note when the crowd in the court
room began to stir and move up closer to
the prisoner's dock. In a few moments
the instrument was tuned, and in the
sweetest strains the "Arkansas Traveler"
echoed and re-echoed through the court
room. The crowd began to pat their feet
in time with the music, and the Judge had
to order the negro to stop playing. While
the prisoner was playing his hand trem
bled and his eyes shone with an unusual
brightness. It was with reluctance that
he stopped playing, and the crowd looked
The negro sat still a moment, but he
could stand it no longer. Again he placed
the violin to his shoulder and began play
ing "l'se Gwine Back to Dixie." The
crowd in the courtroom could contain
themselves no longer, and it was with dirti
culty that order was restored. Again the
negro was stopped from playing. The
Judge looked at the Prosecuting Attorney
and then at the arresting officer.
"Do you say that this man cannot play?"
he said. The arguing of the case was
finished and the negro was dismissed.
OATOHING WHALES WITH NETS.
The New Zealanders Said to Have Aban-
doned the Harpoon.
In the good old days the inhabitants of
New London, Gloucester, Salem, Nantucket
and New Bedford relied almost entirely on
their whaling fleet for a living. "With the
advent of petroleum, gas and electricity,
and the substitution of steel for whalebone,
the trade gradually fell off and all the
whalers have turned their attention to oth
er lines of business. So to-day, beyond a
few California steam-whalers and the occa
sional capture of a stray whale off the
coast of New England, Long Island on the
South Atlantic States, the whaling industry
is practically dead in the United States,
says the New York Sun.
In Whangamumu, New Zealand, things
are different, and the trade is very much
alive. There are natives, the Maoris, are
not only doing a big business, but doing
it in a way that would cause the old Nan
tucket shellbacks to open their eyes. Ac
cording to a correspondent they have prac
tically discarded the old-fashioned har
poon, Jance and bomb, and are using nets
to capture the leviathan, very much the
same as our fishermen catch shad and
mackerel. The nets are made of two-inch
Manila rope, and are so constructed that
galvanized iron rings take the place of the
knots in the ordinary net. The mesh is a
six-foot one and the ropes forming
it are spliced into the rings. The nets
are made of six sections, each ten fathoms
square, with two ten-gallon barrels as
floats to eacn section. When setting the
net the sections are seized together
with line just strong enough to bear
the ordinary strain to which they are
liable to be subjected, so that when a
whale gets meshed he tears away the sec
tion in which he is fast. It is while he is
trying to get rid of the net that the whale
boats, which are always waiting, dart
alongside and harpoon him. After the
harpoon has been fixed a thrust or two is
given with the deadly lance. Generally
one thrust from an experienced hand is
enough. The big fellow spouts blood,
lashes the sea into foam and in about two
minutes rolls over and dies. If there are
more whales about he is extricated from
the net and towed out of the way, and
then the net is reset. The nets are always
put down at daylight and taken up at night.
The idea of catching whales in nets oc
curred to some New Zealanders named
Cook about two years ago. They had a
station at Whangamumu, and used to
chase the whales tnat passed up the coast
in the ordinary manner. They were rarely
successful, as the whales were generally
going at the rate of five knots, traveling
from the seas south of New Zealand to the
warm waters of the tropics for the purpose
of breeding. They noticed that most of
the whales passed between the mainland
and a small rock about 100 yards from
shore, and the idea of placing a net across
that passage occurred to them.
A net was accordingly made in one
length, and was suspended from a wire
cable stretched from rock to shore. The
very first whale to come along simply
made rope yarns of that net. In fact, the
net seemed to inconvenience the whale so
slightly that most pen would have given
np the project as an impossibility. But
the Cooks were not easily discouraged.
They thought the matter" over, and the
result was the construction of a net in sec
tions and the successful capture of the
whales. Last season, although the rough
weather interfered with the nets, eleven
whales of the humpback species were
caught. They ranged from 40 to 60 feet in
The Kaiser a Plagiarist.
Musical critics on this side of the chan
nel appear to be singularly lacking in pen
etration. Not one of them has been able
to discern the true inwardness of the Em
peror William's "Hymn to Jsgir." There
is certainly more in it than meets the eye
on a first hearing. Like most great works,
it requires to be studied. The other day
a leading French journal magnanimously
presented its readers with a free copy of
the imperial composition. Here is what a
musical subscriber has discovered in the
hymn after most diligently practicing and
analyzing it: "The piece," he writes, "is
made up of Mozart's 'Magic Flute,' Wag
ner's 'Lohengrin,' and Schumann's ' Pays
de Cocasjne.' Moreover, it begins like the
'Marseillaise' and ends like the Russian
anthem!" Now, is this merely the "long
arm of coincidence," or did the most mu
sical of monarchs really know what he was
about?— Westminster Gazette.
Gibbon's mother was passionately fond
of reading and encouraged her son to fol
low her example.
A Peculiar West Indian Phrase. When
a Man's "Chueka Luck" Runs
Against Him He Is Sid.
IT IS AN UNHAPPY MOMENT.
A British Naval Officer Talks With
Our Reporter. He Tells What He
Thinks of One of Our Products.
The sweet-scented air of the beautiful valleys
and mountains of the island of Jamaica is
oft freighted with peculiar phrase sounds of
Your highly superstitious darky believes in
omens, lucky charms, crow's feet and devil's
Living in the land of poetic felicity he
breathes the atmosphere of superstition. One
of the peculiar phrases used is "chueka luck,"
which is equivalent to being all run down-
jaded — only he believes the man with the
horns sent and fastened the "chueka luck" on
him. Then he is unhappy. He will sit in the
broiling sun and boil and boil and boil until
his b'ackship is almost roasted asleep; when
he awakes, mammy gives him a decoction of
stewed herbs, and if he only knew it the herbs
cured him of his out-of-sorts— his "chueka
"That reminds me," said the West Indian
naval oflicer. l 'l have heard considerable
about a California herb remedy, which is now
on the market in Kingston, Jamaica. It is
your own home remedy, Joy's Vegetable Sar-
soparilla. I am told that it is an excellent
remedy for bowel troubles. Many of my
friends are now using it, and they assure me it
does its work effectively— splendidly. In the
tropics, especially in the West Indies, you must
keep your bowels in good condition. Yes, you
must live a regular life if you desire to live.
Of course, the white population do not use the
medico-stews of the blacks, but their good
physicians in the principal cities and the
doctor-shops carry nearly all the standard
remedies on the market.
"Yes, i believe the California remedy, Joy's
Vegetable Sarsaparilla, will soon become in
"No. the druggists of the West Indies do not
put up substitutes as do some of the unhappy
druggists in this part of the country."
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