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SUNDAY ....MAY 19, 1895
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.
■■:■ The graduating exercises take place at Mills
College next week.
■ • The leading musicians of the City give a din
-.. ner to honor of Ysaye.
The last of Ysaye's four concerts took place
: at the Baldwin yesterday.
• -.The yachts cruised from all sides of the bay
' for Mare Island yesterday.
' The Odd Fellows Grand Lodge and Rebekah
• Assembly have adjourned.
. ; The San. Francisco Methodist Sunday-schools
picnicked at Glenwood yesterday.
. A lady donated a holt of bandage muslin to
the Receiving Hospital yesterday.
• Weather forecast for to-day: Fair; nearly
stationary temperature; brisk westerly winds.
.. The white buck of Nevada County was re
cently killed. Its hide is mounted in this City.
Three more boys were arrested yesterday for
committing burglaries in the Western Addi
■ The Czarina has arrived from Alaska, and re
.- ports the loss of the sloop Volcano at Sanak
The winners at the track yesterday were
Perhaps, Emma Mack, Oakland, and Sir
. Governor Budd and his staff will attend the
funeral of the late ex-Governor Burnett to
■H. J. Boyle, a French engineer, has sued
Frederick Homer for $219,171 due on survey-
A number of vessels were driven back from
pea yesterday, all more or less damaged by the
• Blorm outside.
." ■ D. A. Urquhart was booked at the City Prison
yesterday on eight charges of forgery preferred
.by Frisbee. Risdon & Co.
John W. Flood, ex-cashier of the Donohoe-
Kelly Bank, was rearrested yesterday on three
■■. Grand Jury indictments.
.' Members of the Civic Federation severely
• criticize Barclay Henley for his showing before
.the Grand Jury on Friday.
'•. The Federation of Improvement Clubs has
petitioned the Board of Supervisors against
. shutting off the street lights.
Many of the Interior counties are preparing
to send exhibits to the Atlanta Exposition
. through the State Board of Trade.
Judge Coffey has ordered the Redmond es
tate distributed, awarding the entire property
1- to the husband of Mrs. Mary Redmond.
Captain Oliver Smith and five young Cali
fornians start for the Alaska mines in a twelve
ton steamer. They will be gone six months.
Superintendent of Schools Moulder is re
- covering rapidly from his recent illness and is
expected to resume his duties within a few
y A wooden ware factory, employing 100 men,
Is to be established on Kentucky street by W.
' J. Houston, who owns a similar factory in Con
■ necticut. -..
■ General John H. Dickinson is still legally in
command of the Second Brigade of the National
■ Guard, though generally supposed to have lost
; his office. .. '
-- The Valley Railroad trustees met yesterday
- and effected a permanent organization with
Thomas Brown of the Bank of California as
-I president. --^EB
The Hawaiian Band gave its second per
formance at Metropolitan Temple last night.
Their native songs fairly charmed, the people
. who heard them.
Ed Wurner, a boy flower peddler, was fined
•55 with no alternative, by Judge Low yester
• day, who advised him to keep moving and not
get arrested again.
■ The graduation of tne class of '95 from Stan
ford bids fair to be the greatest event yet seen
In college circles. A whole week of festivity
; has- been arranged.
...Albert J. Weir has brought suit against the
;• Homeseekers' Loan Association to have title
.-.'quieted to property on Twenty-third and
•..-. Hampshire streets.
•••Samuel Mason, foreman of a gang of men en
- gaged in excavating in Golden Gate Park, had
• his left leg broken by the caving in of a bank
:•■ yesterday afternoon.
.- :' A practical test was made of the resisting
...power of the ferry foundations yesterday when
■ a. roller weighing 25,500 pounds was run over
. the concrete for two hours.
:" The CErriall-Hopkins Company has sued
W. B. Morgan, J. T. McCrosson and A. Barnard
for £25,350 damages for an attachment alleged
; to. haw been illegally levied.
:.- At the meeting of the Academy of Sciences
on Monday evening next Dr. Gustav Eisen will
Lecture on "The Expedition to Tepic, Mexico
. in 1894," with stereopticon views.
' : : Brigadier-General Warfield expects to qualify
.; on Monday : and will then appoint his staff.
' All piresenr military orders will stand till after
the general inspection and muster.
•:■ ■ The wheelmen have determined to use their
- influence to prevent the throwing of glass and
. tapks on the pavements and also the watering
.-.of the streets at inconvenient times.
' : : ' ' Democrats think they should have the
". Secretaryship of the Code Commission.
Andrew Branch, a Republican, is said to have
=> the best chance for the appointment.
;V. The graduating class of deaf-mutes from the
' Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institute at Berkeley
; were treated to an excursion on the bay yes
terday by Harbor Commissioner Cole.
vV The records of the Christian Endeavor So
ciety; will be used Dy the defense as evidence in
-.the case of Theodore Durrant, the alleged mur
derer of Blanche Lamont and Minnie Williams.
,'.' Ignorance of the military law has caused
•:. several complications and much misunder
standing. The recent election of colonel in
. the First . Regiment, N. G. G., is said to be
. . Illegal.
'• , Ernest Labot, a bellboy, was convicted in
Judge Low's court yesterday of knocking down
■ and seriously injuring Maggie Hanna while
riding his bicycle on Golden Gate avenue on
•• March. 4.
. The City and County Hospital is in sore need
■ • of drugs and dressings for its patients and can
• not.obtain relief from the City treasury. Super
• intendent Titus has issued an appeal to the
. public for assistance.
'.;. There is a prospect of a speedy settlement of
the prolonged litigation over the Hunter
'estate. The heirs have approached a com
promise and the final issue was yesterday sub
mitted to Judge Sanderson.
: ' Dr. Thomas J. Le Tourneux, a former mem
ber of the Board of Health, swallowed an orange
-. teed last Sunday. It lodged in his vermiform
' appendix, causing appendicitis and necessi
tating an operation by four surgeons.
: ; . City and County Attorney Creswell has ad
.'vised the Board of Education that the improve
• xnents on the Lincoln School property, at the
•corner of Fifth and Market streets, cannot be
" .he-Id by the lessees and must revert to the City.
i • The Ladies' Auxiliary of the American
. ■Actors' Association are ■ confident that they i
•will be admitted to full membership with the
' male members. The ladies say that the actors
..as an organization cannot succeed without
.' V Reports are received from Yuba and Placer
. counties that 4 work has been commenced on
.\thfe new electric railway that is to run thro-igh
:the foothills for a "distance of fifty miles. It
will tap one of the most productive sections of
the State. '
; .The local retail coal dealers have found a
-..-tiplori to prevent the cutting of prices or the
: celling of short weight. Already 192 of the
• firms of the City , have joined. The rest are
expected to come in at the next meeting on
•-Friday night. '■
'■• : .The- Manufacturers and Producers' Associa
. tion has sent a letter to the tailors asking them
if they use California-made cloth. It is ex
pected that a "home patronage tag" to be
Iplaced on all California goods offered for sale
.^ ■will be adopted.
, The Boys' Association proposes to beautify
certain sections of the City, provided the
■'. Floral Society will furnish the plants. The
: sidewalks will be improved in the neigh
; hood of Bryant and Howard streets, between
;■ Fifth and Sixth.
The Ancient Order of Hibernians has de
• cided to erect a building in which all the Irish
and Catholic societies of the City may meet.
. There will be a joint meeting of these organiza
tions en July 3, when plans to raise the neces
sary funds will-be devised.
' The series of private talks to men only, which
■ have been given by Mr. Varley at the Christian
Association building, Mason and Ellis streets,
during the past few weeks, will be finished
this afternoon at 3 o'clock, when Mr. Varley
" will deliver the closing address.
*J he^ n ? le , Ta , x Society has for discussion
J, he ,, .££ eofc of " Mone y " th's evening at Justice
Hall, 909 Market itreet Clitus Barbour will
deliver the principal address. He is one of the
few.speakers who are never dull but always
• entertaining and Instructive. He has on this
occasion a subject of popular Interest.
. Henry Schammel has sued the Schammel
Packing Company, Henry Williams, H. A Wil
liams, W. H. Wright and Emil Rohte for an in
. junction to prevent the said company from
•. Belling any shares of its capital slock pending
an action for an accounting and for a judg
ment of $1500 for loss of time in prosecuting a
THE LIFE-SAVING SERVICE
Three More Stations Are to Be
Established on the Coast
MEN'S COMFOET PARAMOUNT.
New Uniforms for Surfmen's Win
ter Use Have Been Ordered
for July Next.
Captain C. A. Abbey, Inspector-General
ol the live-saving stations in the United
States, and Captain W. C. Coulson, the
Pacific Coast Inspector and Superintendent
of Construction, have just completed an ex
haustive investigation of the various sta
tions on the Paciric Coast. At the Fort
Point, South Side and Golden Gate Park
stations the men turned out and gave an
exhibition of their skill in launching and
handling the boats. Inspector-General
Abbey was pleased to commend the
efficiency of the surfmen and said they
were as tine a body as any in the employ
of Uncle Sam.
The inspectors have recommended the
establishment of new stations at Grays
THE LIFEBOAT AND THE CREW READY FOR ACTION.
[Sketched by a ''Call " artist]
Harbor, Yaquina Bay and Cape Disap
pointment, north of the Columbia River.
Yaquina Bay station is an assured fact, as
sids for the erection of the necessarj
buildings and boats have been called for
and will close on the 31st inst.
Major Thomas J. Blakcney, superin
tendent of the life-saving stations on the
coast, and Captain W. C. Coulson visited
Grays Harbor last week to select a site.
They have agreed upon the best
location, and their recommendation has
been forwarded to Washington. It is
almost certain that their suggestions will
be followed, and Grays Harbor may expect
to have a life-saving station fully
equipped early in next July. A visit will
be paid to Cape Disappointment during
this month and a site selected tnere.
Dnring the various inspections Captain
Coulson read to the men the amended
regulations issued by the General Super
intendent with the approval of the Secre
tary of the Treasury. The new uniform
jacket is a dark bluejersey or flannel coat,
in place of the guernsey or cardigan jacket
It is so made that in extremely cold
weather it can be \ised to protect the ears.
On the right sleeve of the coat will be em
broidered the emblem of the life-saving
service, the life buoy, oar and boat hook,
and on the left sleeve the number of the
surfman will appear. The vest, trousers,
overcoat and cap will all be made from
material similar to that of the coat, and it
is thought that the comfort of the men will
be much added to thereby.
In talking about the change yesterday
Captain Coulson said: l> lt will affect the
surfmen employed on the Atlantic Coast
much more than it will here. Dnring the
past severe winter the ears of many of the
surfmen were frozen, some on patrol duty
and many more while engaged to the work
of rescuing shipwrecked crews. On the
Pacific Coast the men will not use the win
ter regulation suit, as our winters are not
severe enough to warrant them.
"The new rules will go into effect on
July 1 next and the men can e*>t their
uniforms either from a Government tailor
or from a private individual. If one or all
of the men in my division come to me and
show that the mateiial they are offered by
private firms is as good as the Government
article they can go ahead and have their
suits made where they please. I think the
new regulations will materially add to the
comfort and appearance of the men.
"Bids for the new life-saving station at
Yaquina Bay will be all in by the 31st inst.,
and those for Grays Harbor will be called
for in the near luture. Just as efficient
stations as the ones at South Side, Fort
Point and Golden Gate Park will be estab
A MISTAKE CORRECTED.
Santa Clara's Sheriff Was Not Respon
sible for the Escape of a
It is believed that Chew Ah Fong, a Chi
nese murderer from San Jose, is returning
to his native land on the steamer Gaelic.
His departure is sincerely deplored by the
officers of Santa Clara County, and by
Sheriff Lyndon in particular, who has been
unjustly blamed for the criminal's escape.
Just before the Gaelic sailed a Deputy
Sheriff of Santa Clara County and one of
Captain Lees' detectives searched the ves
sel for the murderer, but'did not find him.
There were several hundred Mongolians
on board, and as the detective had no time
to spare, their failure to find a man who.
after all, may not have been on the vessel,
occasioned no surprise on the part of those
who know with what ease the celestial
criminal conceals his identity. Next
morning the newspapers stated that it was
Sheriff Lyndon himself who had searched
the vessel, and that he was in a measure
responsible for the murderer's escape.
The fact is that Sheriff Lyndon was not
in this City on the day of the Gaelic's de
parture ana knew nothing about the es
cape of the fugitive, and his deputy, who
was here, did all in his power to arrest the
KNIGHTS OF ST. PATRICK.
Officers Chosen to Guide the Destinies
of the Organization for the
The Knights of Bt. Patrick have elected
the following officers for the ensuing year:
Prseident, Jeremiah Deasy; vice-presi
dent, Frank T. Shea ; second vice-president,
Anthony Quill; recording secretary,
Thomas J. Stanton; financial secretary,
Patrick Holland ; corresponding secretary,
Edward Walsh; treasurer, T. P. Riordan;
sergeant-at-arms, Martin Fennell; board
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, MAY 19, 1895.
of directors — William Broderick (chair
man), William Crotin, Ed E. Hill, John
Mulhern, Daniel O'Sullivan.
The installation of officers will take place
at the next regular meeting, which will be
held on the evening of the 28th inst., and
arrangements will also then be made for
the annual outing of the Knights and their
DRUGS IN DEMAND.
Dr. Titus Issues an Urgent Appeal to
the Public for the City and
The City and County Hospital is in dire
straits for drugs and other necessaries for
the inmates within its walls. Dr. F. H.
Titus, the superintendent, yesterday issued
the following urgent appeal to the public:
City and County Hospital, May 18, 1895.
To the People of San Erancisco : The patients
in this hospital are suffering from want of med
icines and surgical dressings. Our out-patient
department has been closed for some days for
lack of materials. There are no available
funds in the City treasury and we can secure
no relief from the Supervisors.
Will the public coxne to our assistance?
F. H. Titus, M.D.,
Superintendent City and County Hospital.
In an interview Dr. Titus said : "We are
nearing absolute inability to treat ordinary
cases. To-day we have been sterilizing
cheesecloth aiid other material for dress
ings, and I don't know what we shall do
"Yesterday I wrestled with the Finance
Committee of the Board of Supervisors,
but they could give us no relief. The only
hope they held out was from a decision
expected from the Supreme Court.
"I hold in my hand a requisition for
such common necessaries as lint, iodine
and other things that are absolutely re
quired. Are we to let the patientsdie?
We have no contracts for drugs and I have
been round to dealers and they absolutely
refuse to supply us with those requisites.
All I can do is to appeal to the public.
"The public cannot be expected to sup
ply us with drugs, but they could help us
out with money. I would rather not
handle other people's money, but checks
could be sent in care of me or otherwise. In
any case the public will recognize our
great need at this juncture."
FREDERICKS IS FEIGNING
An Examination by Two Phy-
sicians Goes to Show That
He Is Sane.
The Murderer of Cashier Herrlck
Likely to Be Resentenced
Fredericks, the murderer of Herrick,
cashier of the San Francisco Savings
Union, is not insane.
At least Doctors Mays and Robertson
were of that opinion after examining the
prisoner in the County Jail yesterday.
When he left the State prison several
days ago Fredericks acted in a very violent
manner. According to his jailers, he had
not eaten for several days, but his strength
was not impaired in any way.
When the physicians called upon Fred
ericks yesterday he was pacing up and
down his cell and refused to talk. He to
tally ignored them, and nothing would
tempt him into making a direct answer.
Doctors Mays and Robertson made a min
ute examination of the prisoner, and after
consultation came to the conclusion he is
shamming. His education has been neg
lected in that particular line and he does
not even understand the rudiments of
feigning insanity, so they say.
Fredericks continues to eat, and he
speaks to jailers whenever they question
him, but to visitors he is repellent and posi
tively refuses to answer questions.
Talking about the case yesterday after
noon, Dr. Mays said ttiat there was no
reason to suppose that Fredericks was in
sane. He could not reconcile the mur
derer's actions with the theory of insanity.
Fredericks will sit for hours and stare
right before him. Dr. Mays says that in
sane people, unless they be very violent,
will readily answer questions addressed to
Another examination will probably be
held to-day in order to convince the physi
cians of the accuracy of their conclusions.
Monday next Fredericks is again to ap
pear in court, and Judge Murphy will re
The physicians will make a report as to
the sanity of the prisoner, and he will then
probably be returned to San Quentin to
await the day of execution.
THE JUDGE'S ADVICE.
Ed Winner, a Boy Flower-Peddler, Told
How to Continue Making an
Ed Winner is a boy who says he is trying
to earn an honest living by selling flow
ers, and Judge Low will help him in his
On Friday evening Winner was standing
on the northeast corner of Market and
Kearny streets, with his basket of flowers
in front of him. Policeman Lynch ar
rested and took him to the City Prison for
obstructing the sidewalk.
The case was heard in Judge Low's
court yesterday morning, and after the
police officer had given his evidence the
Judge asked Winner what he bad to say
"1 was selling flowers," said Winner, "to
make an honest living and did not know
I was breaking the law."
"Yes," replied the Judge, "but it seems
they don't want you to make an honest
living. I will fine you $5 without an alter
native, and my advice to you is to keep
moving about with your basKet of flowers
and they cannot arrest you. I hope you
will continue to make an honest living."
"Seavky's," 1382 Market street, have an
elegant stock of millinery; exceedingly low
Mark Hopkins Institute op Art. Only
one more weeu.
BARCLAY HENLEY'S LETTER
Origin of the Unsubstantiated
Boodle Charges Against
THE CIVIC FEDERATION ANGRY.
Members Declare That Henley Has
Dropped From the Position of
The members of the Civic Federation are
angry with Barclay Henley, and forcible
expressions of indignation are being in
dulged in concerning his statements before
rhe Grand Jury on Friday.
Henley, it will be remembered, not only
failed to substantiate the charges against
the Supervisors which he had made, but
accused the Civic Federation people of
misrepresenting certain matters upon
which his allegations were based.
He ascribed the whole muddle to the fact
that members of the federation had sent
him before the Grand Jury to give infor
mation relative to the illegal gran tin? of
franchises by the Supervisors, which had
no foundation in fact, and of which the
I themselves had nothing better for substan
| tiation than idle gossip. In other words,
> Henley told the Grand Jury that he had
! been fooled by the Civic Federation.
Now the members of that body take ex-
I ception to Henley's statements.
"We did not send Henley before the
! Grand Jury," «aid George T. Gaden, "nor
! did the Civic Federation ever propose to
furnish information in substantiation of
the charges which he had made against
"Some time ago he called our attention
to alleged irregular methods in the board,
i relative to the granting of the Fillmore
' street franchise to the Market-street Rail
i road Company. We told him to go ahead
; and bring the matter to the attention of
the Grand Jury, providing there was proof
"It was a legal question, this franchise
matter, of which we knew nothing. He
said it is a game of boodle, and we an
swered him, then go ahead and we will in
dorse the proceeding. This we did, by
resolutions passed long after his charges
were laid before the Grand Jury."
The best evidence of the statements
made by Gaden is found in a letter au-
I dressed to Foreman Gagan of the Grand
Jury, on April 12, as follows:
SAN FRANCISCO, CaL., April 25, 1895.
Hon. W. H. Qagan, Foreman of the Grand
Jury, San Francisco. Col.— MY Deak Sik: At tlie
request of others and on my own behalf as well,
I desire to call your atrention to the following
i state of facts and the law thereon: Section 923
i of the Penal Code of this State reads as follows :
"If any member of a Grand Jury knows or
I has reason to believe that a public offense
S triable within the county has been committed,
j he must declare the same to his fellow-jurors,
'■■ who must thereupon investigate the same."
On March 23, 1895, there passed into effect
an act of the Legislature of this State providing
for the tale to the highest bidder of all fran
chises authorizing the construction and opera
tion of railroad, telegraph, and telephone
wires in the various cities and counties of the
The power to sell said franchise by said act
is vested in the Board of Supervisors or other
governing bodies, and the terms of sale, to
gether with all antecedent steps leading up to
same, are clearly pres-cribed in said act.
The act further provides that before such
franchise is put up for sale the fact of the
application for the same shall be published in
one or more daily newspapers of the city and
county wherein such franchise or privilege is
to be exercised.
The following requisites are plainly made
and indisputable in the notice to be published :
First— The character of the franchise or priv
ilege proposed to be granted.
Second— The term of the continuance of the
Third— lf a street railroad the route to be
Fourth— The time and place at which bids
will be received.
The act further provides in section 2 that
if a member of the Board of Supervisors or
other governing bodies of any city or county
shall by his vote violate or attempt to violate
the provisions of the act or any of them, he
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor or malfeas
ance in office, and shall be deprived of his
office after trial and conviction.
On April 15, 1895, the Board of Supervisors
of this City and County, by a vote of eight to
four, granted to the Market-street Railway
Company, its successors and assigns, for the
sum of $605, a franchise to construct, lay
down and construct for a certain period of
time, quite obscurely stated in the ordinance,
the right over the route from a connection with
a line of the Market-street Railway Company
on Sixteenth street, at or near its Intersection
with Church street, thence upon and along
Church street to Ridley street, and thence
upon and along Ridley street to Fillmore street,
to a connection with a line of the Market-street
Railway Company at Fillmore street, at or near
4 .ts intersection with Ridley street.
The Board of Supervisors has no authority to
sell said franchise for the following reasons:
The published notice failed to comply with
the law in several particulars, and among
them the following:
The said notice failed to state in an intelli
gent form the term for which said franchise
was to be granted.
The said notice failed to state that the said
franchise would be sold to the highest bidder
The said franchise was not published for ten
consecutive days as provided in section 1 of
It is not within the scope of this communica
tion to attempt a conjecture as to why these
provisions of the law were violated by a major
ity of the board.
That they were violated suffices for the
The attention of your honorable body is re
spectfully invited to these facts and you "are re
quested to take whatever action you may deem
appropriate. Whatever information I have on
the subject will be furnished with pleasure
and whenever my presence before the Grand
Jury may be required I shall be glad to respond
to a summons. Yours respectfully,
Governor Budd and His Staff Will Be
Tne funeral of the late ex-Governor Bur
nett will take place from his former resi
dence, 1713 Larkin street, on Monday
morning, and Governor Budd and hia staff
will attend the obsequies. Paymaster-
General Chadbourne arrived from Sacra
mento yesterday morning and presented
in person the regrets and condolences of
the Governor, and added that if the family
so desired the executive and his staff
would attend in a body.
They Want to Insure Uniform Prices
and Uniform Weights Through-
out the City.
B'nai B'rith Hall was crowded with re
tail coal-dealers Thursday night, who were
assembled to form a union for mutual pro
Of the 300 odd coaldealers of San Fran
cisco there were 192 represented at the
meeting. W. H. Wiseman presided.
The entire time was spent in the discus
sion and adoption of a constitution and by
The union will meet at the same hall
next Friday evening, when the officers will
be elected, and the remaining coal-dealers
of the City are expected to be present.
The objects of the union are twofold.
The first and paramount is to protect the
dealer. The wholesalers have promised to
assist. If any merchant should sell below
the scale of prices fixed by the union the
wholesalers will be notified and will sell
the offender no coal except at retail
•prices. The same penalty will be inflicted
upon any dealer whose customers can show
that he has been selling them short
weight. In this way the organization
hopes to secure the support of citizens of
NOT A LAST FAREWELL
Ysaye's Matinee Concert at
the Baldwin Was a Com-
The Great Violinist Will Play Again
Before Leaving San
The Ysaye matinee at the Baldwin Thea
ter yesterday afternoon was as brilliant as
the former concerts had been. A number
of local musicians who have attended all
Ysaye's recitals were present, and the rest
of the audience was composed principally
Ysaye gave an emotional and yet a thor
oughly classic interpretation of the
Beethoven concerto. The cadenzas of his
own composition were entirely suited
to his brilliant style. The Bach "Cha
conne" was played with classic beauty by
the great violinist, and the musicians led
the applause it received. As an encore
Ysaye played Wi eniawski's "Airs Russes,"
and when the audience still asked for more
he gave them an c tude by Paganini. The
andante and finale from Vieuxtemps' First
Concerto was another brilliant piece of
playing which brought Ysaye a great ova
tion. His good-nature and lack of affecta
tion were again shown by the fact that he
was willing to give a final encore after the
long and exacting programme. As soon as
Ysave appeared with his violin the. stream
of departing people came to a pause and
stood cheerfully while he played a Sara
sate gypsy dance.
Lachaume yesterday performed a "fan
taisie ballet," for pianoforte and orchestra,
by G. Piern. The work, which was ef
fective, showed plainly that the composer
would fain have trodden in the footsteps
of Wagner when he made the "Meister
singers." Lachaume also played a Chopin
"Polonaise," with unnecessary expendi
ture of muscular force, though portions of
his Chopin encore were performed grace
fully and delicately.
For the admirers of Ysaye's playing who
regret that his four concerts have come to
an end, there is balm in Gilead, as Ysaye
is now announced to give three farewell
concerts at the California Theater at the
end of this month.
The Musicians of San Francisco Enter
tain the Belgian Master at
Ysaye was given his first opportunity in
this country to meet a body of musicians
exclusiveiy when he and Lachaume were
the guests of the members of the Metro
nomes at a dinner given in their honor at
the Delmonico Restaurant last evening. A
large proportion of the members of the
musical society gathered to do honor to
Ysaye in responding to the toast to his
health was in capital hnmor and made a
witty and interesting speech, partly in
German and partly in English. Louis
Lisser, the president of the Metronomes,
acted as toastmaster, ana toasts were re
sponded to by Ysaye, Lachaume, Sigmund
Beel, J. H. Rosewald and A. F. Lejeal.
Those present were: Louis Lisser, Theo
dore Vopt, J. H. Rosewald, Edgar S. Kel
ley, H. B. Pasmore, A. F. Lejeal, Sismund
Beel, Fritz Scheel, Robert Tolmie,
John Metcalf. S. Arrillaga, Julius
Weber, John Marquardt, F. Louis King, S.
G. Fleitchmann. John Stadfeldt, J. Hirsch
bach, T. Holt, Willis Bacheller and A. F,
Ysaye will leave on Monday to play in
Oakland, Sacramento and Los Angeles, re
turning to this City to play a,t the Califor
nia May 31 and June 1. lie will sail for
Europe from New York June 15.
A Share of Valley Railroad Stock
Will Be the Firat
At a meeting of the Caledonian Club in
Scottish Hall last evening the games com
mittee reported that the offer of a share of
Valley railroad stock as a first prize for
the tug-of-war contest at the annual gath
ering and games at Shell Mound on the
30th inst. had brought forward many ac
ceptances to the challenge of the Caledonian
Club team. Among those accepting were
the Healdsburg, American, German, Swed
ish, Irish and Thistle teams.
The literary committee reported every
thing in readiness for the complimentary
sociel entertainment of the club next Fri
day night at Scottish Hall. The games
committee reported in favor of appropri
ating $400 for the officers' tent on the day
of the games. On motion of ex-Chief
Angus McLeod invitations were ordered
issued to all sister societies, as likewise the
A committee, consisting of Angus Mc-
Leod, R. S. Falconer and John M. Duncan,
was appointed to purchase a piece of land
somewhere on the line of the new Valley
railroad suitable for future uses of the club.
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A New Department. .
Furniture moved, stored, packed and
shipped at low rates by Morton Special
Delivery. Only experienced men em
ployed ; equipment first class. Offices, 31
Geary street and 408 Taylor street. •
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Portia Club Entertainment.
An entertainment is to be given by the Portia
Law Club, of which Mrs. Clara B. Foltz is dean,
at the Metropolitan Temple on the 27th inst.
Music will be furnished by the Metropolitan
Orchestra. The programme will include a talk
by the humorist. Lee Fairchild, and vocal se
lections by Mrs. H. Lewis, soprano.
Catarrh cured and no pay until cured.
Treatment at office free. 925 Howardstreet. ♦
A LUset Recital.
On Friday evening next a Liszt pianoforte
recital will be given in the auditorium of the
Young Men's Christian Association Hall by
Hugo Mansfeldt. William Greer Harrison will
deliver a biographical sketch of the Abbe Liszt.
The entertainment will be under the auspices
of the Hawthorne Club.
Bill Nye was last seen smiling behind an
lmighty -dollar Cigar. •
THE SINGLE-TAXERS WON.
An Interesting Debate Held by
the Y. M. C. A. Last
PRIVATE PROPERTY HT LAND.
The Winning Side Contended That
It Should Be Abolished for the
Good of Man.
The Young Men's Christian Association
held an interesting public debate last
Messrs. A. H. Sanborn, A. Marchantand
Thomas Whitten, for the affirmative, and
J. G. Jones, Dr. 0. C. Ryder and P. R.
Lund for the negative, debated the ques
tion: "Resolved, That Private Property
in Land Should Be Abolished." Judge E.
D. Sawyer, Rabbi Jacob Voorsanger and
S. F. Long acted as judges.
It was the closing debate of the season,
and the large audience gave it a close and
interested attention. Before the debate
was begun G. S. Turtelson delivered a reci
tation, "Julius Caesar," in an able manner.
A. H. Sanborn was the first speaker for
the affirmative. "As long ago as Moses'
time it was the Jaw that no man should
gain a monopoly of land," he said. "The
lands were distributed equally among the
people. When a man gained' possession of
more land than he needed for his own use
and support it was considered a great evil.
The time is coming when the question of
private ownership of land must be settled.
People who look on the subject from this
viewpoint are no longer called cranks. Tne
right to own the earth is looked on in the
same light as the arrogated right to own
human beings as slave chattels. The man
who gains ownership over vast acres of
land has almost as much power over the
human beings who come under his in
fluence as if be were a slave-owner instead
of a monoDolistic Jand-owner."
The speaker quoted Herbert Spencer in
support of his position, wherein that great
philosopher said "that private property in
land, if carried to its ultimate conclusion,
is equivalent to slavery." He also called
to his aid John Stuart Mill and General
Booth's observations on England's darkest
side. "More than one-half of the farmers
in the United States are tenants," he con
tinued, "and thus we see that in the last
century we have reduced over half our ag
ricultural population to the condition of
the European peasants."
As remedies for the present condition of
affairs he mentioned absolute socialism;
the system recommended by Wallace —
that the State become the landlord and
1 m t out the land, and third, the single tax,
which he characterized as the most con
servative method proposed.
P. R. Lund, for the negative, followed.
"It seems an absurd and illogical argu
ment," he bpgan, "that simply because
some men have gained control of large
bodies of land the whole system should Be
abolished. The affirmative proposes to cut
up the whole body of society. The owner
ship of land was one of the primal objects
of the organization of society. It is a
A. Marc-bant was the next to advocate the
affirmative side of the question. He in
sisted that the question was entirely one of
right. "No man has any more right to
own and rent out the air at so much a
cubic foot, than he has to do the same with
the land, the source of all wealth and sus
tenance of lite. He who owns the land
has command over the man who is on that
land as tenant. A few years ago the popu
lation of Ireland was eight millions. Now
it is less than five millions.
"That is the work of the private owner
ship of land. A despotic power is given
into the hands of the land-owner. He can
reduce the wages of the men who til! the
land and increase the rents of those who
work his acres as tenants. When the prices
of land go up. wages go down. The land
owner, who lias done the least to enhance
the value of the land, is the sole gainer;
the laborer, who has cultivated and im
proved the land, suffers a reduction in
wages. The trend of the age is toward the
centralization of wealth and the ownership
Dr. C. C. Ryder, for the negative, treated
the subject from the viewpoint that the
man whose labor and money improved the
land and made it valuable, is entitled to
the profits thereof and the benefit accru
ing from its rectal or sale.
"The affirmative put forth the theory
that the land should be as free as the air,
that the air cannot be sold or rented by
the cubic foot," he said. "Yet would you
deny the inventor of the air-brake the
royalty on his patent simply because he
used this free material in his brake. If
there should be no private ownership in
land — if the individual has no right to ac
quire land what ri>iht lias the State to hold
and rent that land? The affirmative has
mistaken the nature of the disease. It is
not in the ownership of land, but it is in
the hearts 01 men."
Thomas Whitten was the last speaker
for the affirmative. He denied that land
is property. "It was here before any of
us were born, and will be here when we
are all gone," said he.
His argument against private property
in land was ingenious, and his delivery
rapid and assured. He indorsed Henry
George's single tax theory as the brightest
idea ever evolved in the brain of man.
James G. Jones closed the debate for the
negative. He insisted that according to
the arguments of the affirmative, if the
present system were abolished it would be
replaced by socialism, anarchy, in fact.
Owing to the lateness of the" hour he had
to cut his arguments short.
After a short deliberation the judges,
without leaving their seats, announced
their verSict in favor of the affirmative.
AEE SEEKINa PLACES.
Democrats and Otherg Anxiously Await
the Distribution of Patronage
Destined for Lawyers.
The appointment of Judge Dailey as
Code Commissioner has left two lucrative
places that must be filled by lawyers. One
is a deputy ship in the Attorney-General's
office ; the other is the place of secretary to
the Code Commission, which is worth $200
The Democrats think they should receive
both places. As there are two Democratic
Code Commissioners they look for a Demo
cratic secretary, at least.
Peter Shields, who has served in the
State Law Library for some time, is work
ing for the place. He is a young and able
attorney of Bacramento with a strong
backing. The friends of Andrew Branch con
fidently predict his appointment. Though
Mr. Branch is a Republican, he is a warm
personal friend of both Judae Dailey and
Attorney-General Fitzgerald". He is well
fitted to do good work on the commission,
and feels that as the commission was
created to be strictly non-partisau he has a
good chance of being appointed.
The withdrawal of Judge Dailey from his
place as chief deputy to the Attorney-Gen
eral promotes the other three gentlemen in
that office. For the place of third deputy
there are many applicants, but as yet no
choice has been, made.
NEW TO-DAT— AMUSEMENTS.
ODD FELLOWS' HALL
Friday Evening, May 34,
TESTIMONIAL CONCERT TO
To be followed by the charming operetta,
" WIDOWS BEWITCH ED."
Reserved seats. 75 cts. ; admission, 50 cts. Seat*
secured at Sherman, Clay & Co. Thursday and Frl-
d&v. Mar 23 and 24.
p^n^il A3fll AN
I y" I BROS.
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED
ALL THE LATEST STYLES,
With the Extreme Pointed Heedle Toes.
THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL.
KveryLndy and Gentleman Should Hare
a Fair for Summer Wear.
ON SALE THIS WEEK
OUR OWN MAKE LADIES' FINE BLACK
FRENCH KID BUTTON, cloth or kid tops,
seamless, foxed, pointed Piccadilly toes or nar-
row square toes, diamond-shaped patent-leather
tips, satin finished.
Regular price 85.00. We will close them
out this week at
$2.50 Per Pair.
. When you see this shoe you will admit that you
always paid $5 for the same quality. In order to
keep our factory running while other factories are
We will close out all Our Own Make at -
Buy your Shoes direct from the Manufacturer
and save the jobbers', drummers' and agents'
profits, and by so doing you will patronize home
industry, and that will make hard times good.
It is not necessary to say that our store
is crowded all the time. Why? Because
we sell Shoes at
Just what other dealers pay for them.
WE PAY $700 A DAY FOR WHITE LABOR.
Our Factory is at 63, 65, 67, 69 and 71
Every dollar you pay for Eastern-made Shoes
Every dollar you pay for California productions
Therefore every one, and In particular the work-,
ing classes, should patronize home manufacturers.
I In order 10 induce our Ladies to patronize home
industry, we have made up a line of Fine Paris
Kid Shoes, cloth or kid tops, pointed or narrow
square toes, diamond-shaped patent-leather tips.
At $2 per Kiir.
They will outwear any two pairs of Eastern-
made shoes at the same price.
Now, in order to have the men, and in particular
I the mechanics and workinitmen, patronize home
I industry, we have made a full line of Uents' Fine
Calf single or Double Soles, square or round toes,
which we will sell for " :
$2 50 per Pair.
We will guarantee these Shoes to outwear any
$5 Eastern Shoe made.
If* Mail Orders filled by return ex-
812-814 Market St.
MONTGOMERY & CO.
Sell the Best Goods at the Lowest Prices.
For the ensuing week we quote :
Crosse & Blackwell's Pickles,
Pints, each . ...300 ■
Quarts, each 50c
Cooper's California Olive Oil,
Large bottles, each 90c
': Small bottles, each.. :....45c
Best Quality Queen Olives,
Pint jars, each.. 20c
Quart jars, each.. 35c
Lemarchanct's Boneless Sardines, 14- ■ ..30c
Shrewsbury Tomato Catsup, per bottle. 2sc
Best Mild California Cheese, per pound. 10c
' - All other goods sold at proportionally
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LOT 70x127:6, AND VERY FINE . BESI-.
dence of 13 rooms and all conveniences. View
one of the finest on Pacific Heights. Owner now a
OFFER SOLICITED. VERY CHEAP.
Locality between Gough and Laguna and Wash-
ington and Pacific '
•Thomas MAGEE& SONS,.
4 Montgomery Street.
A LADIES' GRILL ROOM
Has been established in the Palace Hotel .
ON s ACCOUNT OF REPEATED DEMANDS ,
made on the management. It takes the piac* .
of tho city restaurant, with direct entrance .. from
Market st. Ladies shopping will rind this a most
desirable place to lunch. - Prompt service and mod-
erate charges, such as have given the gentlemen's
Grillroom an international reputation, will preval 1
to luls new department.