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SATURDAY MAY 25, 1895
CITY ITEMS IN BRIEF.
The Manuel Llaguno will sail for Honolulu
For condensed City news read the seventh
page of the Call.
Brief City items are to be found on this page
of the Call every day.
Local items, bright and brief, can be found
on this page of the Call every day.
Lord fcholto Douglas and Miss Loretta Addis
are still threatening to get married.
A testimonial ballad concert was tendered to
Alfred Wjlkie last night In Odd Fellows' Hall.
The ruling of Wells, Fargo <t Co. discontinu
ing tneir letter service went intc effect yester
"God Save the Queen' 1 was Ming at the
Woman's Congress last night, and Victoria was
The Caledonian Club pave a highly success
ful ente rtainment and dance last night at Scot
The winning horses at the Bay District track
were Rose Clark, Her Majesty, Hymn, Nephew
The young ladles of the Sketch Club opened
tlieir titth semi-annual exhibition with a re
ception last night.
Henry Pepper defeated Joe King in eleven
rormds at the Colma Athletic Club, San Mateo
County, last night.
The Railroad Commissioners are looking for
new offices at a rent in line with the re
On June 15 next, the annual outing of the
merchants will be held at Glenwood, in the
Santn Cruz Mountains.
?her-ff McAvoy stopped the fight between
and King last night, after King was
practically knocked out.
her large audience attended the per-
I i-c of "The Artist's Dream" at the Cali
fornla Theater last night.
\ great many new buildings are going up in
he Richmond district, and activity seems to be
- it r of things there.
The Retail Grocers' Protective Union expects
n large attendance at its annual picnic at
■ >:i Park to-morrow.
Time-tables of the railroad companies are
.c>lfreeof charge in the Call for the
accommodation of readers.
P. G. Biggy, brother of Senator Biggy, was
dischargedfrom the Mint yesterday afternoon
by Superintendent Daggett.
The members of the "Class of '85" of the
Boys' His:h School hold a banquet and reunion
to-night at ihe Maison Riche.
J. Koss Jackson and a party of lriends were
<he guests of Captain Maguue of the J. B.
Brown on a trip to Port Costa.
"Fair, nearly stationary temperature and
brisk win. 1?" fs the forecast of the Weather
Bureau for to-day in San Francisco.
Dr. Marc Lc-vingston is looking up the rec
ord of the leaders of the Civic Federation, with
the idea of putting them in a pamphlet.
Attorney Burnette G. Haskell was indicted
Dy the Grand Jury for perjury and embezzle
ment, and '-Dr." James McLean for embezzle
Gu-tave Anderson, a Swedish dishwasher,
attempted suicide at the Nevada Hotel at the
Poirero yesterday by cutting his throat and
P. M. O'Connor, an election inspector, was
yesterday found guilty by a jury in Judge Wal
lnce's cotrrt of a felony in refusing to sign the
The first regatta of the season of the Cali
fornia Yacht, Club will be sailed to-morrow.
The annual regatta of the Corinthians will be
held on Thursday next.
fThe United States Grand Jury is still after
iheFosa smuggling pang. Alexander McKay
is proven to have been an innoL-ent party, but
Henry Chaffey is wanted.
The Merchants' Insurance Company of New
ark, N. .!., refused to continue the rate war
here, and its manager, William H. Friend, re
signed his office yesterday.
Henry Cunningham, the youth who ran
away from his home in Evergreen three weeks
ago, was cauerht by the police yesterday and
handed over to his mother.
The proposition to consolidate the Mercan
tile Library with the Free Public Library was
defeated last night at a meeting of the directors
of the Mercantile Library Association.
The Rev. Mr. Prevost, the Alaskan mission
ary, will adarcsa the people at the Church of
the Good Shepherd, West Berkeley, on Sunday
aiternoon. the 20th inst., at 3 o'clock.
Ix^oal railway ticket agents met yesterday to
adopt rules of the Chicago Passenger Associa
tion, which were not ready however. All the
roads are combining on passenger rates.
The police are still seeking to solve the mys
tery surrounding the death of Mrs. Jennie
Mathews. O. W. Winthrop is yet in custody,
but no charge has been made against him.
Chief Engineer Storey of the Valley road says
that no objections have been made by the land
owners to the route surveyed, and therefore,
expects no trouble in getting a right of way.
Deputy Assessor Herzer is of the opinion
that ah hough money is being placed in the
treasury at the rate of $15,000 "a day, none of it
■will be available under the new law until
The Alum Rock Orchard Company has incor
porated with $5000 capital stock and the foi
lowine directorate: K. C. Carnall, George Rad
eton. Frßnk Kellerman, C. B. Knocker, Maurice
L. As her.
The Health and Police Committee of the
p."ardof Supervisors yesterday decided to re
port against the petition for the removal of E.
A. Bullis as superintendent of the burial of in
.lames Heney, charged with complicity in the
Carson Mint frauds, is being eaeerly wvjehtfor
by the United States Government officials. Ho
is thought to be in California, although last
eeen in Colorado.
Mrs. A. Constine of 1327} i Ellis street, aged
74 years, died suddenly at Tier son's store, cor
ner Kurhanan street and Olive avenue, yester
day. She was a native of Germany and the
mother of a Urge family.
The Pacific Marine Supply Company pro
tested before the Finance committee of the
Supervisors yesterday against the rejection of
their bid for supplying the jails, but the Clerk
wili readvertise just the sirac,
Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald has found
but little child-labor in the factories of this
city, but he has learned that fully 16,000
young children do not attend school and are
growing up in ignorance in the streets.
The ladies of Trinity Presbyterian Church
•will give a lunch from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. on
Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday. May 27. 28
mid 2?>, at the Howard Presbyterian i'hurch,
on Mission street, near Third. Lunch 2s cents.
The bail of Max Katzauer, one of the men
accused of counterfeiting Chinese certificates,
was reduced to $5000 by Judere Hawlcy yester
day. He will be able to secure a bond in that
amount and will be released, probably, on
' jwo mining companies, the Best <fe Belcher
mid the Gould <fc Curry, took favorable action
on the proposition to work the Brunswick lode.
k. The Savage directors meet to-day, and those of
iifek- <fc NorcroM and Consolidated California
and Virginia next Monday.
Ex-Governor Peter H.Burnett left an estate
of !H>o,<)oo as follows: Five thonsnnd dollars
to Archbishop Riordan for charity, and $55,000
equally divided among his four children, John
M. and" Dwignt Burnett, Mrs. William T. Wal
lace and Mrs. ('. T. Ryland.
The rival h< alquarters of the Second Brigade
are both still in operation. Dickinson declines
to yield bis command until he has hart legal
advirr on his standing, and General Warfield
Dtuwies the even tenor of his way, completely
igimrinf General Dickinson in the meantime.
J. D. Phc-lan ha', undertaken the artistic edu
cation oi Alexander F. Preciado, an 18-year-old
boy from Madera, <"al., who has shown remark
able taleni. Mayor Sutro, under whose
pairoriflfi- the boy entered the Art Association,
while Interested by Mr, Preciado's ability, and
anziouc tor his luccesa, ni unable to give any
thing more thai; advice and good wishes.
The Financ • Committee of the Board of
Educati n yesterday sustained Mayor Sutro's
objections to the purchH-- of a loi'for a play
ground for the Oouclas School, on the ground
that the price proposed to be paid for it was
excessive. In diseasing the matter. School
Director Com to declared that mnny of the
bchools were filthy and until for habitation,
and a disgrace to the < ity.
A June rose tea for the benefit of the King 's
Daughters' Home for Incurables will be given
Saturday, June 1, t>oth afternoon and evening,
at Beethoven Hull, corner Pogt and Powell
meets The young ladles of the Fruit and
lower Mission are to. make the flower booth
attractive, and a line musical programme will
be given during the entertainment.
The Wasp this week is an exceptionally
clever issue. One of the most striking feature'
Is the admirable double pa cartoon ireatlnc
of the return of the beautiful fiesta queen to
■ her home on the farm, where she is to re
■ante her usual vocation in the kitchen and
about the bouse Her reception by the.barn
yard inhabitants and her parent* it cleverly
portrayed. : .1 here is a' :- taming cartoon . ehoW
ing how a Scotsman was mistaken for the new
.- woman. *
PANTOMIME FOR CHARITY
Another Fashionable Audi
ence Witnesses "The
APPLAUSE FOR THE PLAYERS.
Proceeds Remaining for the Ladies'
Protection and Relief
The management had even niore reason
than on Thursday to be satisfied with the
attendance at the performance of "The
Artist's Dream" at the California Theater
The musical and spectacular melange
went so well on its first public perform
ance that there was not much for it to
gain in the way of smoothness. The per
formers, however, had evidently gained
courage by one night's experience before
the footlights, for on the whole they threw
themselves into their parts with consider
ably more self-abandonment.
The dancing was pretty and graceful
and nearly all the songs were encored.
Large bouquets and floral tributes were in
several cases handed over the footlights,
Miss Mabel Love, the prima donna, being
MISS FRANCES GRAHAM.
especially signaled out as the recipient of
a number or beautiful rosee.
The wedding scene was grouped very
much as on the opening ni?ht, but the
guests were more at their ease and cnatted
together as easily and naturally as if they
had been in a drawing-room in private life.
The wedding guests were: Miss Earle,
IGtt Black, Miss Wolf, Miss Hutching,
Miss Norman. Miss Monasters, Miss de
Lyons, Mies Lacy, Miss Kowen, Miss
Prindle, Miss O'Neil, Miss Boomershine,
Mr. Cone, Mr. Bertaud, Mr. Reynolds, Mr.
McLellan, Mr. Croder, Mr. Cone, Mr. Rice,
Mr. Ward. Mr. Parent.
All the specialties went well, and almost
without exception the dances and songs
were encored. The little performers in the
minuet and the two tiny tots who enacted |
the "Lovers' Quarrel" danced themselves !
immediately into the affections of the
public, as also did Birdie Alderman and
It was stated last night that the expenses
of the entertainment had amounted to
$1230 and the proceeds to $1699, which will
leave the Ladies' Protection anu Relief
Society the gainer to the extent of $4»30.
The Royal Baking Powder is the great
est of the modern-time helps to perfect
cooking, and every receipt requiring a
raising ingredient should embody it.
The Royal Baking Powder is the great
est of the modern-time helps to perfect
cooking, and every receipt requiring a
raising ingredient should embody it.
IT IS STILL MYSTERY
The Police Are Seeking for
Clews Regarding Mrs.
A Search Is Being Made for the
Dead Woman's Benefit
The maze of mystery still surrounds the j
case of Mrs. Jennie Mathews, the woman |
who died so mysteriously last Saturday !
night at her home, 502 Broderick street. I
after being taken ill in Laurel Hill Ceme- I
tery. Oliver W. Winthrop, the assistant j
superintendent of the cemetery, is in the j
custody of the police, under suspicion of i
having caused the woman's death by giv- j
ing her a pill loaded with strychnine, ac- j
cording to her ante-mortem statement and '
the testimony of her six-year-old child, '
No formal charge has been made against ;
Winthrop though, and he is only held j
pending the investigation of the police j
into ihe details of the woman's death.
Captain Lees stated yesterday that the
reason why he ordered Winthrop's arrest i
was that he received a telegram from T. )
B. Finn, the grand treasurer of the Order |
of Chosen Friends at Indianajjolis, in
which it was stated that in Mrs. Mathews'
policy of insurance in the order '
O. W. Winthrop was named as the
trustee of the child. The question then l
arose in the captain's mind whether the
deputy superintendent would be able to ;
benefit himself by the woman's death in !
the collection of the money. The question
is yet unanswered, and is liable to remain !
a few days vet. While Captain Lees
Is inclined to believe that Mrs. Mathews j
was murdered, he is yet at a loss to di .- j
cover a motive for Winthrop having com
mitted the crime.
In order to get at facts in this matter he
yesterday sent for some of the prominent
officials *of the Order of Chosen Friends
and que-tioned them regarding laws of the
society when it came to a matter of paying
benefits. 8. C. Wallis, the grand recorder
of the society, stated thai he could not
sec how Winthrop could, oven as trustee, j
collect the money and use it for his own
In case of death, he said, there is an in
vestigation held, and properly attested
papers have to be filed before the money is
paid over. The laws of the order forbid |
the payment of benefit money to any one '
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1895.
who is not a blood relation of the insured
member unless that party is legally ap
pointed to act as guardian of it, as is in
this case, a matter where a minor child is
Winthrop himself, by the advice of his
attorneys, positively refuses to make any
statement concerning the matter. He said
; that he was innocent of any wrong act and
I could prove it at the proper time, but he
I did not want to discuss it.
Captain Lees had one of Winthrop's
books which showed assessments levied
upon members of the order. On the last
written pages in this book is Mrs. Ma
thews' name. The entry is on a page
which formerly contained the lodge's rec
ord of Henry Pink, a deceased member,
and it appears to have been recently writ
ten. In the opinion of the police authori
ties the entries regarding 51 rs. Winthrop
had been written in the book within the
past few days.
In some respects Winthrop was careless
in his management ot the affairs of the or
der, and the auditing committee has gone
over his books. Two weeks ago, as it was
stated by a member of the committee, a
discrepancy of $92 was found in the en
tries, but "Winthrop made the amount
good when his attention was called to it.
Another thing which puzzles the police
is the fact that they cannot find the nolicy
of insurance in Olive Branch 34 of the or
der. Yesterday Detectives Handley and
Byram visited the Mathews residence on
Broderick street and searched it thor-
They even tore up the carpets and took
the backs from pictures, but found no
trace of the membership certificate. Win
throp claims tliat he knows nothing of it,
and that he only paid an assessment for
Mrs. Mathews as a matter of accommoda
dation to carry her policy alone. He had
done the same thing before with members
who he thought were "good for it." On
several occasions, though, he had lost the
money which he advanced.
Among other things found in the house
on Broderick street were several bottles of
medicine. There were ipecac, alum and
quinine, and besides a tube containing a
quarter of a grain of morphine and a small
bottle with the same quantity of cocaine
in it. These latter drugs, though, had
been obtained while the woman was ill
and under the treatment of Dr. Griffith.
Last night Captain Lees received a tele
gram from Secretary Finn of Indianapolis
whicn gave the contents of the insurance
policy. The witness was the wife of Dr.
Yon Buelow, the physician who examined
Mrs. Hayden. v/ho lives in the same
house with the Mathews family, informed
Captain Lees yesterday that Mrs. Mathews
had told her about the policy she had in
tiie order, but requested her not to tell any
one about it. Mrs. Mathews had also told
her that Winthrop had advised ncr not to
tell of her connection with the order.
Detective Ross Whitaker went out to
the cemetery yesterday afternoon to learn
if strychnine was used there to poison
gophers; but he found that it had never
been in use. and inquiry around the vari
ous drugstores in the Western Addition
showed that no purchases had been made
by any one connected with the cemetery.
Chemist Morgan had not finished his
analysis of the dead woman's stomach
He said, however, that he would submit
his report to the Coroner to-day. He had
found half a grain of strychnine in the
stomach, and sairi that thero might have
been more originally, but that during tde
ten hours between Mrs. Matliews' first
collapse and her death some of the poison
may have been absorbed into the system.
Mr. Matliews yesterday applied for
letters of guardianship over his daughter,
and, according to the officers of the order,
the insurance money will be paid to the
little one's legal guardian.
The only baking powder yet found by
chemical analysis to be entirely free from
lime and absolutely pure is the "Royal."
This perfect purity results from thfe ex
clusive use of cream of tartar specially re
fined and prepared by patent processes
which totally remove the tartrate of lime
and other impurities.
Entertainment and Dance Given by the
One of the largest audiences ever seen in
Scottish Hall crowded it last night to wit
ness the entertainment and participate in
the dance given by the Caledonian Club.
Greggs' orchestra playei an overture of
"Scottish Gems," which was followed by a
brief introductory address by Chief D. It.
McNeil). Then came a vocal solo, "The
Standard on the Braes o' Mar," by W. C.
Cook; another sonc, "Sweet Heather
Bell," by Mrs. Jennie S. Segar; a recita
tion, "Gone With a Handsomer Man," by
W. J. Byers; a character song, "The
Flower Girl," by Miss Edythe E. Hender
son; cornet solo, "Within a Mile o'
Edinboro Town," by Mrs. W. E. Shyman;
vocal solo, "Queen of the Earth," by
Mis- Minnie Powell; vocal solo, by J. P.
G'odj'.-ns; whistling solo by Miss Gertrude
Judd; song, "Scotland Yet," by Robert S.
Duncan, and Highland dancing by four
little maids in costume completed the
entertainment. The accompanists were
Professor Robert D. Buxness, J. W. Mc-
Kenzi and F. Zilliani.
How well the audience appreciated tha
programme was shown by the hex-ty ap
plause each participant received, nearly
all being forced to respond to the demand
for an encore. Dancing followed the
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Varley's Meeting for Men Only.
Mr. Varley will address the young men's
meeting at the Association building, Mason
and Ellis BtreetF,. to-morrow afternoon at 3
o'clock on "God'slUstory of the Devil," as an
nounced last Sunday. Service for gentlemen
only, between 16 nnd 40 years of age. No ladies
Reveries of Florence, the great actor, in the
mote of an Almighty-dollar Cigar. •
AFTER THE FABIAN CLUB
Rev. C. O. Brown Says That
They Have Made Many
THEIR MOTIVES QUESTIONED.
Prominent Relißlous Thinkers Writ
ing Words of Approval
to Dr. Brown.
Rev. C. 0. Brown is not at all perturbed
about the series of resolutions adopted and
issued Monday night by the Fabian Club,
in which he is severely critizised for the
position he had taken with regard to
Professor George D. Herron and that
gentleman's teachings. The resolutions,
Rev. Mr. Brown declares, are full of mis
statements and were issued with a mali
cious intention of causing trouble in his
"It is well known," he said, "that the
Fabian Society is composed partly of men
who wish to create dissensions in a Con
gregational church if they could. I am
happy to say, however, that up to date
their efforts have signally failed.
"Our prayer-meetings have never been
beter attended. At none of them, nor at any
other meeting, has the matter ever been
alluded to directly or indirectly. In fact,
the only time to my knowledge that the
teachings of Dr. Herron have ever been
mentioned within the walls of my church
was on the night of April 27, when I de
livered the sermon, printed copies of which
have been sent all over the country by the
trustees of our church.
"Now I want to say that these men have
made many misstatements. They say that
the address printed differs materially from
the one I delivered. This is not true.
There is not a punctuation mark changed. I
The sermon was written and I read from j
my manuscript, at no time varying from ,
the text. I had that sermon printed in its |
Here I. H. Morse, one of the officers of '
the church, said that he knew this was so.
He had heard the sermon and read the
circular and he was certain there was no j
Mr. Brown called attention to the fact
that the issuance of the sermon was said to
be contrary to the feelings of many promi
nent members of the congregation. Be
sides the six who figured in the call for
the meeting at Metropolitan Temple, he
said, he knew of no members of the con
gregation who did not agree with its senti
ments. This, he thought, showed that the
church was with him, since there are 950
"Every word of that sermon was read to
the trustees before it was printed." he said.
"They all considered it carefully and ap
proved of it being sent out. This shows
that their statement that some of the trus
tees had no knowledge of the contents of
the sermon till after it was printed is
"They say that one was abroad when it
was issued. In this they refer to W. F.
Whittier, to whom the sermon was sent
first. He read it anrt advised its circula
tion, saying that he absolutely and heart
ily agreed in everything I had said.
"As to the prominent members of the
church who they say are opposed to the
action the trustees have taken, I will say
that I think they do not exist. I have
carefully looked over the membership of
the church, and among the 950 names can
not find in opposition more than the six
who signed the call. Mr. Dexter is a dea
con, but he was made one at my request.
As to Mr. Strouse, he is not only not a dea
con, but never was one. About ten years
ago he was an elder for nine months, but
has held no office in the church since."
Mr. Brown said he was receiving letters
from prominent religious thinkers of all
denominations approving his course. The
letters came from ministers, college pro
fessors and laymen. They were from all
over the country. One was from a mem
ber of the faculty of Yale. Another from
one of the best known professors at Stan
ford University contained the following:
Please accept my thanks for your discus
sion of Professor Herron's teaching. I thought
at first that you were a little too severe in your
objections to him. But I have been forced to
the conclusion that he is not a fanatic but a
DE. JOEDAFS OPINIOH.
He Stands "With I>r. Brown in Opposing
To the Editor of the Call— Sir: It is not to be
wondered at that some people who know noth-
Ing nf the mischief which has been wrought by
Professor Herron's advocacy of revolution
should have been displeased with my opposi
tion to his teachings. I anticipated tneir dis
pleasure, but I confidently expected that the
sober second thought and the better under
standing would reverse the hasty judg
ment. The letters which I am daily
receiving from ifferent parts of the
country, from Boston pastors, Yale Uni
versity yirofessors, from pastors in lowa, from
professional and business men on the coast,
approving my position, all confirm ihat opin
ion. I did not believe that the loyal people of
this community would upon sober thought dis
approve the defense of American institutions
aeftinst a revolutionist.
The following letter, which came wholly un
solicited and which I publish with its author's
consent, will be of interest to the community:
OFFICE or THE President ")
LELAND STANFORD UNIVERSITY, V
; PAI-o Alto, Cal., May 30. 1895. )
Rev. C. O. Brown, D.D., San Franritrn, Cat.—
Dear Bir: Please accept my thanks for your dis
cussion of Professor Herron's teachings. I thought
at first that you were a little too severe In your
Objection to him, but I have been forced to the
conclusion that he Is not a fanatic, but a rank hum
bug. David S. Jordan, President.
There.are a great many who, like President
Jordan, were at first disposed to welcome Dr.
Herron, but who, with a better understanding
of his teachings, have come to see that if his
views should prevail they would lead to bloody
revolution and to the overthrow of liberty. We
shall hear more from this class. The tide is
coming in. Truly yours.
Charles O. Brown.
The health authorities of a number of
States have recently made exhaustive ex
aminations of the baking powders with the
uniform result of finding the Royal supe
rior to all others.
PETER H. BURNETT`S WILL
The Ex-Governor Left an Es
tate of Sixty Thousand
Ho Cave $5000 to Charities and
the Residue to His
Ex-Governor Peter H. Burnett left an
estate valued at $60,000, chiefly in United
His will gives f">000 to Archbishop Rior
dan, to be distr.buted for charitable pur
poses. The remaining $55,000 is given in
equal shares to his four children, namely:
Dwight Burnett of South San Francisco;
John M. Burnett, the attorney, of this
City, at whose home the ex-Governor so
long resided; Mrs. William T. Wallace of
San Francisco, and Mrs. C. T. Ryland of
In disposing of his property Peter H.
Burnett treated all of his children alike.
Although Mrs. Ryland ami Mrs. Wallace
are well off as the world goes he gave to
them as much as ne gave to his sons.
Dwight and John M. Burnett. This was
■ according to his Ueasof justice and impar
.tiality. He could not give one more than
he gave another without seeming to be
j partial in his affections.
The ex-Governor was a prudent and con
servative business man, but adhered to
much higher purposes in life than the pur
i suit of wealth. By "cononiy. frugality and
I methodical business habits he saved con
siderable money, but gave regularly to
charity from time to time certain amounts
which he felt justified in bestowing from
He invested his savings in securities of
the best kind. The investments in Gov
ernment bonds attests this fact, and fur
nishes another proof of his f«iith in the
stability of the Government.
Dwi^ht Burnett, who gets under the will
some $13,700, is about 65 years of age. He
lives in South San Francisco, but is not so
well known in society as the other son or
the daughter. He is only in moderate cir
cumstances, so far as the ownership of
property is concerned, hence the bequest
will be of great assistance to him.
John T. Hill's Ghost.
The ghost of John T. Hill, the defendant in
'< the Tortoni suit for $850 for meals, wines
' money loaned, etc., was present in Judge
Hunt's court yesterday when the case was
argued. The counsel agreed that there were
193 drinks at 25 cents apiece in the account,
but Hill's attorney claimed that at least $463
should be deducted from the bill besides. Tins
; sum was made up of band of mnsic, $74 ; "use
] of room," $3; one knife, $1 ; sofa damaged by
| being burnt with a cigarette, ?5 ; broken vio
i lin,slo; draft paid on account of the bill $370.
' The main contention of the Tortoni people is
i that these drafts wero merely cashed by Hill
and not in payment of his account.
MR. FAIRCHILD AND PORTIA
The Humorist to Address the
Lady Lawyers Next Mon
He Says the Lecture Is His First
Step Toward Becoming an
Lee Fairchild has decided to become a
lawyer, and his first step toward the don
ning of the toga has been to identify him
self with the Portia Law Club. Pursuant
to an invitation from that organization he
will address its members next Monday
evening ci Metropo..ran Temple, and
though he labors under the weight of a
reputation as a humorist equal to that of
Mark Twain it is expected that many
Lee Fairchild Disg-uised as a Member
of the Portia Club.
[Sketched from life by a "Call" artist.]
weighty, sober truths will on that evening
fall from his lips. He threatens to review
the work of the Woman's Congress, by
which he was so inhospitably received a
few days ago.
Fairchiid'e decision to adopt the legal
profession has been largely influenced by
the advice of General Ciarkson, who dur
ing his recent visit to this coast took a
great liking to the young man. The
humorist lias, however, reasons largely
characteristic of himself. As he phrases
it, he "has always been fond of attending
to other people's business. The difference
will be that whereas my services have
heretofore been gratuitous, hereafter they
will be given in a professional way."
Following is the programme for Monday
"Canto de Amor" L. Almagra
By the Polytechnic Hißh School Mandolin
Club. Luciano Mojica leader.
"When an Actor" Lee Fairchlld
Sou?, "Love's Provi nj?" Lohr
Mrs. H. Lewis.
"Modern Oratory" Lee Falrctiild
Polytechnic Hi»;h School Mandolin Club.
"The Town of Skookum" Lee Fairchlld
Song (selected) J. A. Pogarty
"Down on the Farm" Lee Fairchild
Song, "Love Rules ;he World" Joseph RoecKel
Mrs. H. Lewis.
"Review of the Woman's Congress". Lee Fairchlld
Fairchild was found at his Powell-street
apartments yesterday, engaged in rehears
ing his speech for Monday night. He
wore the mortar-board and robes of the
Portia Club, and might have been mis
taken for a man of the cloth or even for
a young Judge could Fairohild have kept
his features in solemn mold.
"Yes, I am going to study law," he said,
in response to a question. "I tried it once
before, but got to studying the lawyers in
stead. That discouraged me, and 1 quit;
but this time I shall let the lawyers
"This picturesque apparel, by the way,
reminds me of the days of '86 and
'87, when I was a preacher in the min
ing town of Lewiston, Idaho. Those
were happy days, for I did not know
any more about the world as it
really is than does a member of the
Woman's Congress. I had many friends
among the old miners. They called me
their 'Prospect of hope,' but 1 noticed that
they invested very little in me and never
tried to work me at all."
Fairchild left the ministry on account of
ill health. There was also some misunder
standing regarding salary, and he was the
originator of the saving that he "could get
along very well with the sinners, but had
trouble with the saints." He declares that
he would re-enter the ministry except that
his offices at funerals would appear incon
gruous, and "the great purpose of minis
ters nowadays is to look after the dead and
not the living."
One of Fairchild's favorite topics is,
"Why Young Men Should Remain Single."
He professes ignorance as to just why the
Portia Club, with its young widows and
pretty maidens, should desire to encourage
a convincing speaker who holds such
views, but is nevertheless appreciative of
There Is an article on this market seldom
equaled and never excelled— Jesse Moore Whis
ky. Moore, Hunt & Co. guarantee its purity. •
MORE TROUBLE IN SIGHT
The New Tax Collections May
Not Be Available Till
YET THE TREASURY IS FULL.
Auditor Broderlck Thinks the Law
May Be Stretched— Salaries of
"I do not know that the money now be
ing collected for personal property taxes
will be available in July. I am disposed
to think it will not and that no money
will be available till October," was the
rather doleful beginning of an interview
with Deputy Assessor Herzer yesterday
"The more time I give to the study of
the new law the more trouble it seems to
bring," he continued. "It provides that
the Supervisors shall first fix the rate of
taxation in June and then make an appor
tionment; of the revenue into the several
funds in September. Now. we cannot take
money out of the treasury until it is ap
"The salaries, for instance, that are to
be held over, as I understand it, until the
next fiscal year, come out of the general
fund, but until the money collected is ap
portioned th's fund is not created. There
fore it cannot be drawn upon, at least,
that is the way it looks to me. If so, it
means there will be no available funds till
"How is the collection of personal prop
erty taxes proceedMisr under the new law?
Well, we are collecting considerable
money, but as to the full working of the
law I cannot speak, for the reason that we
are not following its letter, biding the
action before the courts to test it. We
have not in a single instance attempted to
seize property, as directed by the law,
when persons having taxable personal
property refuse to pay. We want to know
beyond question that we have the right,
seeing that the right is questioned, by a
suit at law. However, very many people
pay the tax upon solicitation.
"We began on the 15th, a week ago. On
the first day we collected a thousand or
two. Now, however, we collect about
$15,000 a day and have turned into the
treasury altogether, not including to-day,
$103,000. We receive many notes from
people asking a little time, which, under
the circumstances, we are disposed to re
spect. Many others write us. however,
flatly refusing to pay. In these cases we
would make seizures of course if the case
is decided for the Assessor. If not the
work that we have done is all astray of
course. The money collected would either
have to be refunded or left to stand to the
credit of persons from whom collected, for
they would have to pay the tax later any
Auditor Broderick was askod what he
thought of this new phase of the financial
situation. He said: "I believe that we
will have to hold over the salaries for one
month at least until the next fiscal year.
It would be a hardship, of course, if the
new law withheld payment of these until
October; but Ido not believe it will. The
new law cannot be so drastic and inflexible
as all that. The salaries are paid out of
the general fund, which last year was ap
portioned as 56 per cent of the entire
revenue. Now on July Iwe will probably
have $400,000 in the treasury from the cof
lection of personal property taxes now
going on. 1 believe that the Supervisors
can pass a resolution directing the Treas
urer to place 50 per cent of the money, as
received, into the general fund to be drawn
"We must have money, and I don't be
lieve any mere technicality of the law
should stand in the way of the legitimate
operation of the government. lam confi
dent it will be done that way."
Chairman of the Finance Committee
Taylor has asked Auditor Broderick for a
list of the employes now on the payrolls of
the City who are not accounted" on the
salary list under the law. The pay of
these will not hold over— that is, cannbt be
paid out of next year's money for services
performed this year. That is to say, there
is some doubt about it, and Chairman
Taylor thinks the warrants for these should
be eigned and paid at once and only the
regularly provided- for employes kept wait
ing. The list will be prepared for him at
NATIVE DAUGHTEES' HOP.
Yosemite Parlor Entered the Social
Swim Last Night.
Yosemite Parlor, the youngest parlor of
the Native Daughters of the Golden West,
held its first social entertainment last
The entertainmsnt was a delightful ball
and supper, given last evening at Msen
nerbund Hall, at Twenty-fourth street and
Potrero avenue. A large crowd, which in
cluded the members and friends of the
new parlor, gathered there and made the
affair a success.
This young parlor, which was organized
April 17, has twenty-eight members and a
large number of applicants for member
The officers of this parlor are as follows:
President, Mrs. Dr. Mary Campbell; first
vice-president, Mrs. Neil tfenry; second vice
president, Mrs. John Sullivan; third vice
president. Miss Mary Pierce; past president,
Mrs. Kulein ; recording secretary, Mrs. G. Jacob
son; financial secretary, Mrs. Kate Taylor;
treasurer, Mrs. Isabel Cull; trustees— Mrs. Mc-
Vannon, Miss Ermie Geyser, Miss Rose Harvey.
Among those in charge of last night's
affair were the following ladies:
Managers — Miss Lizzie Saticella, Miss Mary
McXeel, Miss Nellie McGonagle; reception
committee— Mrs. Nell Henry, Miss Mamie
Doherty, Miss Anna Mitchell, Miss Josie
The Robinson Suits.
Judge Sanderson heard argument yesterday
in the case of the Southern Pacific Company
against Robinson as to "stop-over" privileges.
The company had obtained a preliminary in
junction against Robinson, preventing him on
the ground of conspiracy and the vexation of
a "multiplicity of suits" from filing more. It
was brought out in the argument, which
reached the point of submission, that there are
no less than 484 "stop-over" suits pending
against the railroad, each presumably for the
statutory damages of $200.
NEW TO-DAY— AMUSEMENTS.
The Famous Hawaiian National Band!
JOSE S. LIBORNIO, Leader.
LAST THREE CONCERTS.
VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL,
Tickets at Sherman. Clay A Co.'a and at Model
Music-store. Prices— 2sc, 36c, 50c and 75c.
Matinee 2 p. m. .-aiurdav, May 25th.
Prices, 25c and 50c,
SANTA CRUZ VENETIAN WATERCARNIVAL
June 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15. 1895,
COMBINING THE ATTRACTIONS OF TOE CARNIVAL OF VENICE
WITH THE FLOWER FESTIVALS OF THE WORLD I
PAGEANTS, SPORTS, REGATTAS, FIREWORKS,
ELECTRICAL DISPLAYS AND FLOWERS IN PROFUSION.
Remember the Dates and Watch for Further Advertisements for Programme.
AL. HAYMAN A CO. (Incorporated), Proprietor!
Packed at Every Performance.
MATINEE TO-DAY AT 2.
To-night, To-morrow (Sunday) and all Next Week.
THE FAMOUS AND ONLY
In the transplendent spectacular play,
UP TO DATE
4 Grand Ballets. I GIANT I The tallest man
Gorgeous costumes | A LEU, | that ever lived.
AT THE Friday Evening, May 31,
Saturday Matinee, June I,
CALIF OIuiA Positively Last Appearances
thi' rn.'i> * SA. JL ; — ■
i llirj.il lilt Two Brilliant Programmes.
| Popular Prlces-$2, $1 50, 1, 60c— All Reserved,
Seats ready Monday at Sherman, Clay * Co.'*.
" Tell us not with lengthened faces
Advertising does not pay."
Ope your eyes and see its traces
In the solid wealth to-day.
WE DO ADVERTISE,
AND IN CONSEQUENCE
THERE IS A BIG BUSINESS AT THE
i rrtItDLAfIOt:R.6OTTLOD«» O>- u»rjA-n-'*nAStJi4-"
] THE GEM THEATKR OF THE COAST*
Every Evening, Including Sunday.
Matinee Saturday Only.
FRAWLEY DRAMATIC COMPANY
In Haddon Chambers' Romantic Drama
j Magnificent production. RemnrkaMe stage Settings
Night, 15c, 25c, 50c and 75c; Matinee, 15c, 25c, 50c
Mhs. tK>i.sn.vt Kki i.ivii Proprietor A Maaagat
THIS WEEK ONLY!
Of Alfred Cellar's
Coming MAY QUEEN I
Popular Prices— 2sc and sOc.
The Handsomest Family Theater In America.
WALTER MOROSCO Sole Lessee and Manager
FIRST PRODUCTION IN SAN FRANCISCO
A MAN AMi)¥G MEN !
A PLAY OF TO-DAY.
F.VKNINfi Pkicem— and 50c.
Family Circle and Gallery, 10c.
Matinees Saturday and Sunday.
TO-DAY— SATURDAY MATINEE.
CROWDED HOUSI-.S '.
DELIGHTED AUDIENCES t
A Treat to the Music-Lovlncr Public,
MR. JULES LEVY,
The Celebrated Cornet Virtuoso.
RICHMOND & GLENROY,
WILL H. FOX.
GEO. H WOOD,
FELIX & CAIN,
Reserved seats, 25c; Balcony, 10c; Opera chair*
and Box seats, 50c.
Matinee Saturday and Sunday.
Parquet, 'ibc: Balcony, 10c; Children, any seat, 100
i And Venetian Water Carnival,
Corner Eddy and Mason streets.
CLIFF PHILLIPS* Proprietor and Manager
MATINEE TO-DAY AT 2 P. M.
LIVING BRONZE STATUES
UPON THE WATER.
BEAUTY IN ART AND NATURE.
ROYAL MIKADO BARGE,
THE FAIRY FLOAT.
MARVELOUS ATTRACTIONS FOR
Evening Prices— Parquet and Dress Circle, Re-
served, 25c and 50c.
Saturday and Sunday Matinee— Parquet, Chil-
dren, 15c; Adults, 25c.
Prices— lsc, 25c, 35c and 50c.
RUNNING >*3&>*§L— . RUNNING
CALIFORNIA JOCKEY CLUB RACSS,
SPRING MEETING I
BAY DISTRICT TRACK.
Races Monday, Tuesday. Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday— Rain
or Shine. „___
Five or more races each day. Races start at 2 :30
p. m. sharp. McAllister and Geary street cars pass
PICNICS AND EXCURSIONS.
ANNUAL PICNIC of THE GROWERS? UNION
WILL BE HKI-D'aT ...
SCHUETZEN CLUB PARK SUNDAY, MAY a 6.
Tickets, round trip, 75c; children 40c. Boats
leave San Rafael ferry at 9:30, 11 and 1:30.
FlRST— Manhattan Bicycle: value $105; pur-
chased of Hooker <fc Co., 16-18 Drumm st.
SECOND— White Sewing Machine; value #70:
purchased of White Sewing Machine Co., 138-
-140 Ellis st.
THlRD— Oxidized Center Table: value $30 : pur-
chased of the Gercke Furniture Co., 745-747
Mission st. .■
FOURTH— Rattan Easy Chair: value $15; pur-
chased of the Gercke Furniture Co.
FlFTH— Fancy Rocker: value $10; purchased of
the Gercke Furniture Co.,
. AND 150 OTHER PRIZES.
FOR GROCERS' CLERKS' IiACE,
AN ELKGANT GOLD WATCH.
Prizes now on exhibition at Beamish* Shirt-
store, 918 Market st. - . ■
22D ANNUAL PICNIC
WILL BE HELD AT t>_ fSJ?"Jfc£«sß.<fC*
SHELL M I'ND PARK, tf/Rgj&fjt*
SUNDAY, MAY 26, 1895! *uP%3satrtt&
Valuable prizes will be distributed. Tickets to
the park 50c Children under 12 years, with guar-
dians, free. >..;.,. .
THE POPULAR RAY RESORT,
NOW OPEN EVERY SUNDAY DURING
Music, Dancing, Bowling, Boating, Fishing and
Other Amusements. Refreshments at City Prices.
Fare, round trip, 25c; children, 15c, including
admission to grounds. ■ ■
THE 1 EASIER URIAH
Will leave Tiburon Ferry 10:30 a. m., 12:10. 2:00
and 4:00 p.m. Returning leave El Campo 11:15
a. m., 1 :00. 3:00 and 5.00 p. it.