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SATURDAY JpyK lt 7^
CITY ITEMS IN BRIEF.
Fair weather, hiph westerly winds and nearly
stationary temperature to-day.
Ysaye ifave a successful chamber concert last
night at the California Theater.
The Valley road shareholders have nearly all
pooled their stock with the trustees.
Jefferson Square is being denuded of its trees
and will be transformed into a flower garden.
Japanese contract laborers are trying to steal
into the United State* from British Columbia.
A heavy wind outside during the last few
days drove the schooners back into the harbor.
A number of changes took place yesterday
among the employes of the Harbor Commis
The will of Abraham Powell has been ad
mitted to probate. His estate is of unknown
A successful concert was given last nteht in
Native Sons' Hall by the Mission Choral
The Seventh-day Adventists are holding
their seventeenth annual conference at Bush
In regard to sporting news of San Francisco
and throughout the State the Call is conceded
to be in the lead.
Samuel Olsen, an engineer on board the T. C.
« alker, was lost overboard during the steamer's
last trip to Stockton.
The heirs of the David Hunter estate have
agreed to compromise, and the estate will be
The winning horses at the Bay District track
yesterday were Kelson, Don "Gara, Howard,
Captain Rees and Morven.
John McGee, a restaurant-keeper, has filed a
petition in insolvency. His liabilities are set
at $949 90 and his assets nil.
William Heath Pavis, the well-known pio
neer historian, slipped on Clay-street hill yes
terday and broke his right leg.
The members of ('ompany C, Fifth Regiment,
Boys' Brigade, gave an entertainment and
social at Simpson M. E, Church last night.
The teachers of the City presented a memorial
album to ex-Superintendent Swett at a recep
tion in his honor at the Girls' High School.
Charles Inman. convicted of murdering his
■wife, a dive actress was yesterday sentenced
to imprisonment for life by Judge Wallace.
A pleasingentertainment was given under the
cu s plces of the Welsh Sunday-scnool Society in
Cambrian Hall, Mission street, last evening.
The Southern Pacific engineers have exam
ined the Sierra snowsheds and decided to re
build about one and a half miles this summer.
The graduating exercises r of th* Academy of
Our Lady of Mercy were held in St. Brendan's
Hall last night in the presence of a large audi
Governor Build will arrive to-day. It is said
that hu will not appoint the Board of Health
till after he returns from a trip to the Yo
Professor E. E. Barnard announces that he
will soon leave the Lick Observatory and will
eccopt a position at the Chicago University
The Health and Police Committee yesterday
mended that the contract for prison sup
plies l.t' awarded to Hugo Goldsmith at 19.94
cents a head.
On Sunday at 3 P. M. the First Japanese
Methodist Church, located at 1329 Pine street
near Larkin, will be dedicated. Addresses by
Drs. Dille. Case and Hirst.
A pleasing entertainment was given last
evening by the Delsarte and Elocution class of
the Young Women's Christian Association in
tht ir hall on O'Farrell street.
The California Camera Club gave one of its
monthly stereopticon exhibitions last evening.
The subject referred to sights and scenes in and
around Holland and Belgium.
Ex-Mayor Ellert, who was slightly injured
::sj thrown from his bicycle in Golden
Gate Park last Thursday afternoon, was better
yesterday and will be out in a day or two.
Mrs. Grace A. Pilhan has sued Pierre de Lo
riol, the assistant of her husband, Riding-
Master Joseph Dilhan, for alienating her hus
band's aflections, and asks $50,000 damages.
P. N. O'Connor, an inspector at the last
municipal election, was yesterday fined $100
on conviction of a misdemeanor under the
election laws of refusing to sign the ballot
A decision in the case of Fox vs. the Hale &
Noreross Company was expected from the
Supreme Court yesterday, the last day of the
month, but those expecting it were disap
The Half-million Club will charter a special
train to Santa Cruz and, with the friends of it 3
members, will attend the celebration in a
body. They will sleep on the train while In
Assembly man James H. Tibbitta says the
mininsr prospects in Arizona are very promis
ing and that life in Prescott and Phoenix re
minds him forcibly of the bonanza times in
Rev. Mr. Varley will address young men only
at the Association building, Mason and Ellis
streets, to-morrow afternoon, at 3 o'clock, on
the subject: "The Fall of ?Uan; Is It Factor
The old Conlin claim against the City for
$01,577. which the last Legislature ordered
the Auditor to pay was before the Finance Com
mittee yesterday, and was referred to the City
and County Attorney.
\V. W. de VVinton, charged with arson, will
be tried again for attempting to burn a house
to secure insurance, his conviction not stand
ing, as there is no law prohibiting a man from
burning his own house.
Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald's free labor
bureau will be opened by July 15. He will fur
nish both skilled and "unskilled workmen to
all employers, and says he will eventually
drive coolie labor out of the field.
Complaint hns been made to the Bar Asso
ciation regarding; the practices of John R.
Aitken in the case of Robbins vs. Haskins by
>I. M. Foot*. Mr. Foote asks for an investiga
tion and disbarment ©f Mr. Aitken.
Lo Doon, a Chinese, was sentenced to six
months in the Alameda County Jail and to pay
a fine of $300 by United States District Judge
lluwley yesterday. The prisoner was convicted
of manmacturing opium in Chinatown.
The reception committee of the Fourth of
July Committee met yesterday afternoon and
considered the question of providing for the
children's entertainment. Most of the burden
was placed on the ladies of the committee.
Hon. Rounsevelle vVicdrnan.ex-Uniled States
Consul-General at Singapore, delivered a
lecture on "Jahore and the Malay Peninsula,"
under the auspices of the Geographical Society
of California, at Golden Gate Hall last night.
Special services are to be held at the Good
Samaritan Mission, 24.9 Second street, in com
memorution of its establishment a year ago.
Rev. \V. I. Kip Jr. will preside in the morning
and the bishop of the diocese wili officiate at
the eveninz services.
A communication from Mayor Sutro to the
Supervisors suggesting that Mrs. Geary's lot
adjoining the Douglas school be condemned
for the purposes of a play ground was before
the Finance Committee yesterday, but was not
acted upon favorably. v
The United States Grand Jury met yesterday
and considered the cases of S. S. Simmons and
Charles S. Favor, charged with impersonating
Government officerß in Chinatown. Jtis said
that indictments were found in both cases, so
the men will have to stand trial.
Rev. Miss Anna H. Shaw, Miss Susan B. An
thony and Mrs. Dr. Sargent, with Dr. Baker as
guide and escort, started Thursday evening for
atrip to Yosemite Valley. They will not be
back in San Francisco before June 27, as they
intend to go further south after seeing Yo
Governor Buad is very angry on account of
reflections made by the State Horticultural
Commissioners because of his vetoing the
$10,000 appropriation. He will undertake to
discipline the members of the board and will
make an inquiry into the business of the com
Lord Sholto George Douglas, youngest son
of the Marquis of Queensberry, and Miss M. L.
Mooney, better known by her stage name of
Loretta Addis, were married yesterday at San
Jose. After the ceremony the couple returned
to San Francisco and the bride resumed her
duties at the Auditorium.
Auditor Broderict yesterday declared nis in
tention of auditing the contractors' warrants
ahead of the salary demands, in order to in
duce tns former to keep the City and County
institutions in provisions. The California
Bank has expressed a willingness to discount
the salary demands at a low rate of Interest.
Margrett Wood, an old woman, living on
Fourth street/was yesterday sentenced to sixty
day* in the County Jail by Judge Campbell ior
stealing a pair of baby shoes from one of her
neighbors. She pleaded hard with the Judge,
saving that she would not have committed the
theft had *he not been intoxicated. Margrett
is not a stranger in the Police Courts.
Rev. Joseph Cook will arrive In this City
with his wile about the Oth or 7th inst. He
will deliver one or more lectures in the First
Congregational Church during his stay in this
City. He will leave for Honolulu on the
steamer Australia on the 15th inst. on his way
to the Orient. This will be his second tour
around the world. Mr. Cook has been in the
lecture field for more than twenty years. .
ALONG THE WATER FRONT.
Adventure of the Pilot Boat
Young America in the
DROWNING OF AN INGINEER.
Dismissals and Appointments
Among the Employes of the
The Harbor Commissioners are shaking
up affairs in their territory, and a number
of things and employes are booked for a
The large sidewalk sign of the North
Pacific Coast Railroad Company at the
Sausalito ferry landing was the subject of
a contention yesterday morning. Presi
dent Colnon sent word to President Stet-
son that the sign would have to be taken
down. No attention was paid to the noti
fication, and in the afternoon a force of
Harbor Commission employes appeared
upon the scene with their tools. The large
board was unbolted from its supports,
which were sawed down flush with the
flooring of the wharf.
The next change took place in the after
noon among the employes. Captain Joseph
F. Petzinger was appointed to the com
mand of the tng Governor Markham, tak
ing the place of Captain Pixe. The new
tug skipper is an old Stockton River steam-
Doat man. having been recently in com
mand of the T. C. Walker. Michael Red
mond took the place of Captain Baxter in
charge of dredger iso. 2, and W. H. o'Don
nell was appointed engineer of the
A big storm has been blowing outside j
the heads for the past few days. Old
Boreas let himself loose on Thursday night !
and came swooping down from the* north- j
west armed with heavy guns. At 6 o'clock j
last evening it was piping down of Point
Lobos at the rate of 48 miles an hour, and
word was received at the Merchants' Ex
change from the station -keeper at Point
Reyes that it had been blowing out there
the night before at the rate of 120 miles an
hour. If the report be true this is the
worst storm which has ever been known
on the coast, and it seems hardly credible
that the wind could attain such a velocity.
The schooner Bessie X started out fora
trip down the coast on Thursday morning.
She got in the blow and had her staybolts
carried away and had to put back to port
for protection. The damages were re
paired and she made a second venture out
to sea yesterday. The schooner Reliance
went out on Thursday and found the wind
too heavy for her canvas. She put back to
port and went away again yesterday and
evidently got away with the blow. The
schooner Occidental shared a similar ex
perience and also braved the elements
again yesterday, riding through the hurri
cane as if it were a zepnyr.
The pilot-boat Young America, while
crossing the bar Thursday evening, sud
denly became becalmed and almost foun
derecl. The great waves rolled down upon
the little vessel as she fell off in the trough
of the sea and swept her deck fore and ait,
smashing rails and doing considerable
damage. Never in the experience of the
seamen aboard of her had the breakers in
that locality oeen so high. The schooner
was tossed and pitched about like a cork
on the awful waves, and only her excellent
seaworthy qualities and the skill of her
crew saved her from destruction.
News was received here yesterday from
Stockton of the drowning or Samuel Olsen,
second engineer of the steamer T. C.
Walker. The vessel left here on Thursday
night for Stockton, and arrived at that
place yesterday morning. As she was
pulling into the wharf Olsen went out on
the fantail to oil the machinery. Whether
he missed his footing and fell into the
river or was knocked overboard by a stroke
from the shaft is not known, but when
the steamer arrived at Stockton he was
missing. According to the latest advices
his body had not been recovered.
The Nicaraguan bark Don Carlos, which
left here on February 26, loaded with a
general cargo of merchandise by C. D.
Bunker & Co., turned up yesterday at Aca
jutla, San Salvador. The vessel had been
out ninety-four days and the underwriters
were considerably alarmed over the absence
of news from her.
The Don Carlos is one of the ablest ves
sels on the coast and one of the best
known. She is owned by Nick Bichard,
the well-known coal man of the City.
Henry Peterson's new naphtha launch
Amy bids fair to be the flyer of her class in
the bay. Yesterday she passed the Hus
tler, Ethel and Marion and several other
crafts, and her owner spent the rest of the
day looking for more boats to conquer.
He cruised for the launch Satellite, but was
unable to get a race out of that speedy ves
sel. He expects to best George A. Knight's
Athlete the next time he catches that
small cruiser loose on the bay.
The true test of a baking powder ia well
known to every housekeeper. It ia to try
it in making bread, cake, etc., and we are
of the opinion that it will be impossible to
remove from the minds of our housewives
the conviction long ago formed from the
application of this practical test, that the
Royal does make the best, the roost, and
the most wholesome.
It Presents Its Headers With Fall Ke
tarns of the Italian
A special dispatch, giving the results of
the elections* in Italy, was received yester
day by the L'ltalia of this City.
The following is a translation:
"MiL.o?, 31 May, 4 a. m.
"The following are the full results of the
political election : Elected— 3o6 of the Mm
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 1895.
isterial party, 124 of the opposition, 43 un
certain, 35 second ballot.
"Crispi, president of the Ministerial
Council, returned by nine constituencies,
will probably choose Palermo. Barbato, one
of tne socialists condemned for disturb
ances in Sicily, now serving his term in
prison at Intra, failed to secure election in
Palermo, but was elected in Milan. Im
briani failed at Corato, but Sansevero re
turned him. Bosco, a convict like Barbato,
was elected at Palermo. Felice Cavallotti.
defeated by his former constituency of
Corteolona, was elected by Piacenza.
"On the eve of the elections several ar
rests of socialistic voters were made in
Rome. On account of this Cavallotti will
ask that the elections in the Fourth Dis
trict in Rome, which returned Crispi, be
declared null and void.
"On Tuesday a bomb was discovered in
Rome, which the police believe was con
structed to explode on the day of the
"Among the most notable elections were
those of Rudini, Giolitti.Zanardelli, Bovio,
"Altogether the struggle was a very
lively one, but was without violence, ex
cepting some slight disorders at Naples."
A SUCCESSIUL EEOITAL.
An Entertainment by Miss Gilmore, Mr*
Blinn and Mr. Coffin.
Pretty little Beethoven Hall in the Savoy
Hotel was crowded last evening at the
readings given by Miss Daisy Gilmore and
Holbrook Blinn. The programme was a
long one, well selected, so far as the reci
tations went, and of the Highest order as to
THE PILOT-BOAT AMEjftICA CAUQHT ON THE BAB.
[Sketched for the "Call" by Coulter.]
the musical numbers. Frank Coffin, the
well-known tenor, filled in the intermis
sions between the appearances of the stars
of the evening. His songs were tasteful se
lections well rendered, and his quota of ap
plause was as well received as it was freely
Of the two readers Miss Gilmore is much
the more pleasant, although she lacks the
voice of Mr. Blinn. Mr. Blinn reads
rather fast for perfectly clear annunciation,
however, while no word of Miss Gilmore's
lines was lost upon the audience. Miss
Gilmore's reading of the scene of the re
capture of Smike and the revolt of Nicho
las, from Dickens' "Nicholas Nickleby,"
was particularly good, as was also a selec
tion she read from "Bleak House." Mr.
Blinn's selections were good, but his rapid
reading marred his otherwise talented
efforts. The programme of both was com
posed of selections from Joaquin Miller,
Sam Davis, Browning, Tennyson, Dickens
Kipling, Poe, Miss Wilcox, Carleton and
YSAYE CHAMBER CONCERT
The Violinist Makes His One
Appearance Without an
The Magnificent Sum It Would Cost
Oakland to Secure His
A chamber concert, given last night in
the California Theater by Ysaye, assisted
by Lachaume, proved to be tho most ex
cellent entertainment that the Belgian
violinist has yet given in San Francisco.
The Kreutzer Sonata was played with
classic refinement and wealth which re
vealed the higher qualities of the music.
Vieuxtemp's Concerto No. 5 (in one
movement) was performed by Ysaye with
a brilliancy that aroused the first clamor
ous burst of enthusiasm of the evening.
Wieniawski's Polonaise No. 1 brought
this enthusiasm to a climax, Ysaye being
recalled again and again with applause.
The Wieniawski Polonaise indeed gives
Ysaye splendid scope for displaying his
wonderful virtuosity. Seeing that an en
core could scarcely be resisted, he came on
at last with his violin, to the great delight
of the audience, and played a Gypsy dance
by Sarasale, which he played at several of
his concerts at the Baldwin.
Lachanme, in addition to ably accom
panying Ysaye, played two solos, an "Al
legro de Concert" by Giraud and Liszt's
second "Huearian" rhapsodic Ysaye'a
grand iareweii concert, which takes place
this afternoon at the California Theater
with full orchestra will be his last appear
ance, as he leaves for the East this even
A number of enthusiastic Oakland ladies
and gentlemen are anxious to see Ysaye
start a conservatory in their midst, and
Ysaye has expressed himself as charmed
with the prospect also, under certain con
ditions. He will not undertake to settle in
the City of the Oaks for a shorter period
than five years, and $500,000 must be guar
anteed as a condition of his doing so.
With $100,000 a year at his disposal Ysaye
would bring out four other soloists as great
as himself and they would conduct their
conservatory on the European plau.
Eugene d'Albert, the court pianist at
Weimar, and Holman, the bushy-haired
cellist, who is such an idol in London, are
two whom Ysaye has suggested.
If the $500,000 can be raised and Ysaye
can persuade d'Albert to resign the posi
tion once occupied by Liszt, and Holman
will consent to leave his European ad
mirers, and the other two great virtuosi
can be procured, then Oakland will become
the greatest musical center in America—
but $500,000 is a large sum of money to
As a matter of useful information it may
be stated that whenever a cooking receipt
calls for a baking powder the "Royal"
should be used. The receipt will be found
to work better and surer, and the bread,
biscuit, rolls, cakes, dumplings, crusts'
puddings, crullers or whatever made, will
be sweeter, lighter, finer-flavored, more
dainty, palatable and wholesome.
A New Theosophical Lodge.
The Golden Gate Lodge of the Theosophical
Society has been incorporated with the follow
ing directors: D. J. Lamorre, W. J. Walters E
T. Lemieux, Elizabeth S. T. Wadham, Sophie
Henicke, Annie K. Botsford, Jessie C. Brodle
THE SALARIES HELD OUT.
Employes of the City on the
Anxious Seat About
ALMSHOUSE OUT OF BREAD.
Contractors Will Be Paid Unless Em
ployes Protest— Banks to Help
Again the financial slough in which the
City has been laboring for some time has
sent something like a thrill of alarm
through the City Hall. The City Treasu
rer has posted a notice over the pay
window of his office giving notice in terse
terms that the "General fund is ex
hausted." This seems strange in view of
the fact that the City treasury contains
more than $1,000,000 in gold coin.
Auditor Broderick was engaged yester
day in auditing the demands of supply
contractors, while those of the salary-list,
which are paid out of the general fund and
which it has been a long-observed custom
of his to audit on the last day of the
month were allowed to lie in their locker.
It was still early in the day when this
got abroad in the City Hall, and the back
door of the Auditor's office was locked in
order to prevent a run upon it that would
have seriously interfered with its business.
Everybody wanted to know just why and
what the outcome was to be.
"I am acting along the lines indicated
by the heads of departments at their re
cent meetine," he explained to those who
saw him. "If the clerks and other em
ployes who get their pay from the general
fund will wait for tueir money there will
probably be enough to keep the institutions
in supplies until there is revenue enough
to meet all demands. The heads of de
partments thought that could be done. It
will only be necessary to hold over this
one month's pay, as the June payroll
comes into the next fiscal year anyhow.
The Bank of California has agreed to ad
vance the money on the warrants at the
rate of 1 per cent per month for a short
time, or 8 per cent per year if longer.
"We are waiting, or trying to wait, until
the Supreme Court shall decide the ques
tion involved by the suit of Rode & Co.
against the Assessor, under which the new
tax law shall be knocked out or validated.
If it is sustained there will be money
enough in the treasury to meet the de
mands immediately, upon its being appor
tioned. If it is knocked out, however, it
will be October or November before the
warrants could be paid."
But the thought that to-day is not pay
day, with a possible indefinite postpone
ment of the date was a cause of anxious
discussion among the clerks from one end
of the big building to the other yesterday.
On the other hand, Superintendent
Weaver of the Almshouse wandered from
one department to the other yesterday
morning making known the fact that "we
have no bread at the Almshouse to-day,"
and getting but little comfort in any" of
"I was in hopes that some solution of
this snarl would be reached by the time
the load of flower I purchased on my own
responsibility was exhausted, but we seem
little nearer to it than before," he said to
Auditor Broderick. "I can't keep this
thing up. What will I do?"
The Auditor could only tell what
measures were being taken and advised
him to get the Supervisors to warrant the
purchase of another load.
In the Treasurer's office demands upon
the treasury were being registered right
along, despite the notice that the fund was
exhausted. Next to this notice was an
other, saying that registered demands up
to No. 372 would be paid. The number of
the demands registered ran to nearly 600
before the hour of closing, and the amount
for the number above 372 ran above
The interest that the Assessor's office
has in the peculiar situation is in itself
peculiar. "\Ve have been for ten days
endeavoring to collect personal tax under
the provisions of the new law," said Deputy
Harzar yesterday. "Our first day's collec
tion wassP>ooo and immediately jumped to
$14,000 and $15,000 per day. Then Rode &
Co. entered suit attacking the validity of
the law, and collections immediately
dropped to $7000 and $9000, as people re
fused to pay pending the decision of the
suit. We have not yet— also pending this
decision — ma<Je any seizures under the
new law. When we undertake that the
work will become ugly, I fear. The case is
being presented by the Assessor's attorneys
on its full merit, but we will not be sorry
in case the decision goes against us, for
the law cannot be made to work except to
the City's great disadvantage this year.
"But in the single instance of the assess
ment on ships the city will be a great
loser. The Assessor, you understand, is
made responsible for the taxes upon per
sonal property which he assesses but fails
to collect. Very many ships are off on
voyages, the owners of many being with
them. They are accustomed to the later
dates of the old law for their assessment
and taxpaying, and usually make pro
vision at that time. Now the Assessor, of
course, will not assess these absent ships,
being himself responsible for the taxes in
case he does not collect them, and the City
must be the loser. There is $15,000,000 of
assessments on the books upon which the
taxes have never been collected. The
Assessors of the future will of course be
wary how they make assessments if they
have to pay taxes on sums like that. To
be sure, the chances of losing taxes are
lessened under the new law, which re
quires the collection on sight or seizure
where the tax is unsecured by real estate.
Under the old law the persons assessed
very often moved and were lost sight of
between the date of assessment and the
arrival of the delinquent-tax collector, and
this accounted for very much of the loss.
"However, to return to the pending
financial stringency, I can say that we
have turned into the treasury $144,460 63
in the thirteen days we have been col
VALLEY EOAD STOCK.
Many Shareholders Bign the Pooling
Agreement — Preparations for
Big .Engineering Work.
A continuous stream of shareholders in
the Valley road passed through the offices
at 321 Market street yesterday. They had
received requests to sign the stock-pooling
agreement, and responded promptly,
placing their stock in the hands of the
board of trustees for positive safety against
manipulation by financiers, who in the
absence of such a trust might endeavor to
obtain control of sufficient shares to vote
against the purposes for which the Valley
road was organized.
Every stockholder who visited the office
yesterday signed the agreement cheerfully,
so that already the great majority of the
stock has been pooled.
Part of the third story of the building at
321 Market street has been fitted' up for a
large draughting room for the engineering
department. It was finished yesterday,
and the draughtsmen will move in to-day.
Owing to the increased volume of Chief
Engineer Storey's business, he will have
two offices on the second floor. The new
rooms will accommodate a large force of
men who will be put at work immediately,
transcribing field notes and drawing maps
of the San Joaquin Valley, where sur
veyed for the new railway.
Charles Holbrook, one of the most
energetic men on the board of directors,
left for the East last night. His absence
will in no way affect the board, as all busi
ness now pending is well in hand, and he
can be spared for a short vacation after his
PERIL H IDDEN IN POLITICS
P. M. O'Connor, an Inspector,
Fined for Not Signing
Judge Wallace Charitably Construes
the Law Bearing on His
Judge Wallace expressed some strong
sentiments from the bench yesterday
while charitably construing the law in the
case of P. M. O'Connor, convicted under
the purity of election laws of refusing to
sign the telly-sheets as an inspector of
O'Connor was up for sentence and his
attorney, Patrick Reddy, asked for a new
trial on the ground that the verdict was
contrary to the instructions of the court or
to the evidence.
His Honor replied indirectly that the
conviction of O'Connor was under section
29 of the new purity of elections law, which
makes willful neglect and fraudulent
omission to perform election duty each
punishable by imprisonment in the State
prison for not less than five years or a fine
not more than $500 at the discretion of the
court. Two juries bad found P. M. O'Con
nor guilty and the court had set the first
verdict aside, holding it revolting to com
mon justice that a man who stooQ so high
in the community as this man, and who
had led a blameless life, and against whom
there was no evidence of intent to do wrong
should be imprisoned.
But a second jury convicted O'Connor
and the court had carefully studied the
case. He quoted authorities, showing that
it was competent for the court to make
this offense either a felony or a misde
meanor; that the punishment determined
the grade of the offense. It was, there
fore, in the discretion of the court to re
duce the offense to misdemeanor. More
over the last jury had recommended the
prisoner to the mercy of the court.
Nevertheless, neglect in itself is an of
fense, and negligence in the conduct o'.
popular elections is made a crime. It is
important that elections should be con
ducted with extreme care, in order that
no improper candidates might be foisted
upon the people and that the will of the
people might find fair expression.
"While the position of inspector was one
of great honor, it was also one of extreme I
responsibility. If an inspector was ignor
ant of his duties he must inform himself,
as it was peculiarly easy for him to do.
Nothing but the act of feod or the public
enemies should excuse him from neglect.
"It is to be hoped," added his Honor im
pressively, "that the situation in which
the prisoner finds himself — an innocent
man, and yet liable to be sent to the State
prison as a felon — may act as a warning to
other election officers of the exceptionally
hazardous duties that they assume.
"The sentence of the court is that the
prisoner be fined $100."
Attorney Reddy gave notice that he
would appeal if he found the sentence was
appealable, which the court denied. Reddy
thanked the court for his clear and chari
table construction of the law.
O'Connor was inspector in the Sixteenth
precinct of the Thirty-first Assembly Dis
trict, and after working until overcome by
lack of sleep, left the booth. This was one
of the most fiercely contested precincts in
the City, and on a recount revealed some
extraordinary changes in the totals.
During O'Connor's absence the other
election officers fixed up the tallysheets.and
when they asked O'Connor to sign them
he refused, as he suspected that the sheets
had been tampered with. He did finally
sign, however, after the election com
missioners had commenced proceedings
MOEE PEECINCTS NEEDED.
Judge Wallace on One Cause of Crooked
Work in Eleotionsi
In speaking of the conviction of P. M.
O'Connor for refusing to sign the tally
sheets, Judge Wallace said yesterday that
one need of the City was more precincts.
"The city of New York," he said, "has
proportionately twice as many precincts
as we have, and, : in consequence, dis
patches the work of counting the ballots
in an appreciably shorter time. There are
none of our all-night sessions, and expect
ing men to be eternally vigilant without
"Now, in this case, this man O'Connor,
who, I understand, bears a very high char
acter, was worn out and was obliged to
leave his post. In New York the result of
the elections from the entire city is known
a few hours after the last vote is cast.
"I have addressed a communication to
the Board of Freeholders, embodying my
suggestion for additional precincts, and I
think it is a very important matter. By
having fewer voters at each, the expense
would be maintained at least about equal
to the expense at present."
Judge Wallace also referred to the prac
tice in New York of burning the ballots
immediately after they have been recorded
as worthy of consideration.
:V ; - : ,V^ — » '♦' » ■
For many years the Government has
given its orders for Royal Baking Powder
in preference to all others, it being found
by the official examination superior to the
others in strength and purity and the only
baking powder that will keep and retain its
strength in ; the - climates *of } the various
countries to which it is sent by the depart
A Drunkard's Sudden Death.
An autopsy was held yesterday on the re
mains of James Cronin, the bartender at the
racetrack, who was found in a dying condition
at the corner of Sewnth avenue and D street
last Thursday night. It was found that death
was caused by hemorrhage of the brain caused
by concussion. Whether it was the result of a
fall or a blow the physician could not state.
The deceased was 50 years of age, and had been
drinking heavily for" a week. The police are
investigating the case. u>
Pete Dorcy on Deck Again.
Pete Dorcy, of world-wide fame, invites his
friends to his new saloon, No. 13 Ellis street,
near Market. Special opening Saturday night,
June 1. •
THE CHILDREN'S FOURTH
Members of the Reception
Committee Outline the
FTJH FOR THE YOUNGSTERS.
Arrangements Being Made by the
Managers for the Entertain
ment of Young Folk.
A meeting of the reception committee of
the general body which has charge of the
celebration to be held on the Fourth of
July met in the rooms of the general com
mittee yesterday afternoon. In session
with them were a number of ladies who
will assist in the entertainment of guests,
and who will take charge of the children—
for the day will have its attraction for the
little folk as well as its patriotic ceremo
nies for those of more mature years.
The children — what to do with them and
how to entertain them — was the main
question under consideration at the meet
ing, and in its discussion the ladies took a
prominent part. Mrs. Cooper suggested
that Golden Gate Park, with its merry-go
round, swings, patient and long-eared don
keys, its green swards, band and opportu
nities for childish enjoyment, was the
place to gather the youngsters on the Na
tion's birthday if the committee desired
to entertain them.
Mrs. Knell was equally enthusiastic on
the proposition of entertaining the young
folk, but her idea was to give more time
and thought to those who were shut up for
the whol« year and could get no glimpse
of the outside world until a kindly hand
helped them out into the open and showed
them what was beyond the walls of their
adopted home. She said that the orphans
should be thought of first and if anything
was done for the children that they should
hold first place in all plans.
The reception committee was not willing
to decide the question by itself, so it was
determined to place the matter in the
hands of the ladies of the committee and
let them provide for the children in what
ever way they saw fit. The ladies will
therefore have full charge of the children
when they assemble to view processions,
listen to brass bands and make merry on
the glorious Fourth.
The question of stands, both for adults
and children, caused considerable discus
sion, but that, too, was finally left to the
ladies. A stana 600 feet long and capable
of seating 6000 children will be erected,
and whatever child enters must do so by
the invitation of the ladies of the commit
tee. It is expected that the inmates of the
different orphanages will be invited and
seated, too, before others are admitted.
The contract of furnishing flowers for
the celebration is just now the main one
before the reception committee next to
that of finance. Liberal contributions of
blossoms are expected, and after some
talk upon the subject this, too, was left in
a great measure to the ladies.
Miss Eliza Keith and Miss Mary Bates
will be asked to see to the reception of
these fragrant invoices, and the ladies of
che committee will have to see that they
The ladies will meet frequently during
the coming week to solve the problems
which have been left in their charge.
Money makes the mare go and buys the Al
mighty-dollar Cigar. •
Andrea Sanguinetti's Will.
Stefano Linari and Francesco Arata have
petitioned the Probate Court for letters of ad-
ministration over the estate of Andrea San
guinetti, who died May 9, leaving an estate
valued at $0000. consisting chiefly of a promis
sory note for $4900 and real estate in Santa
Clara County valued at $500. The estate
of the deceased, which also comprises property
in Italy, iB left, after payment of half the com
munity property to the widow, as follows:
$200 to a nephew, Giovanni Linari ; property in
Italy to a brother Nicola, the residue to Nicola
Sanguinetti, Maria Thula, Benedetta Cupello,
Teresa Linari and Catterina Linari.
The M. V. B. Watson Estate.
Jerome W. Watson and Jennie L. Shreve, ex
ecutors of the estate of Martin V. B. Watson,
have filed a petition for final distribution. The
receipts so far have aggregated $27,316 03 and
the disbursements $24,9t>4 07, leaving a bal
ance of $2351 96 on hand.
— -B3CTRA. I
Champion Kicker Carmenclta
The King of Horse Tamers,
DON'T FAIL TO SEE
The Champion Kicking Horse
A PERFECT DEMON.
MAN AGAINST HORSE.
ADMISSION (with seat) 250
And Venetian Water CarnivaL
Corner Eddy anrt. Mason streets.
CLIFF PHILLIPS Proprietor and Manager
MATINEE TO-DAY AT 2 P. M.
LIVING BRONZE STATUES
PRESENTED UPON THE WATER.
CARNIVAL OF NATIONS!
Undoubtedly the Grandest Transforma-
tion Ever Witnessed.
THE FAIRY FLOAT.
NEXT WEEK— TOBY E. ROBENTHAI/S
Evening Prices— Parquet and Dress Circle, Re-
served, 25c and 50c.
Saturday and Sunday Matinee— Chil-
dren, l&c; Adults, 25c.
EXHIBITION OF OIL-PAINTINGS,
BY LIONEL C. BARKF.
At Y. M. C. A., Ellis St., Cor. Mason.
Open for One Week— 9 a. m. to 6P. M.
RUNNING >*A**9L^ RUNNING
RACES! aSftSSg^ RACES
CALIFORNIA JOCKEY CLUB RACES,
BAY DISTRICT TRACK.
Races Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday—
Five or more races each day. Races start at 2 : 30
p. m. sharp. McAllister and (Jeary street cars pass '
the gate. .
SANTA CRUZ VENETIAN WATERCARNIVAL
June 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, 189s,
COMBINING THE ATTRACTIONS OF THE CAEHITAL OF VENICE
WITH THE FLOWER FESTIVALS OF THE WORLDI
PAGEANTS, SPORTS, REGATTAS, FIREWORKS,
ELECTRICAL DISPLAYS AND FLOWERS IN PROFUSION.
Remember the Dates and Watch for Further Advertisements for Programme.
NEW TO-PAY— AMUSjSMBNTS.
A_L. IIAYMAN * CO. (Incorporated). Proprietor*
MATINEE TO-DAY AT 2.
To-night, to-morrow (Sunday) and all next week
THE BIGGEST HIT OF THE YEAR.
San Francisco's favorites, the famous and only
•,, ■- in the gorgeous spectacular extravaganza
UP TO DATE.
Seats now ready for next week, the third and
last of the Uliputians.
AT THE ; Positively last appear^
ance in America.
California IT £3 .A. TE" !E3
__„ '■ _„_ i Assisted by Laohaume
THEATER a and grand orchestra,
_ ' August Hinrichs con-
To-day at 2 P. M. ductor. Brilliant pro-
gramme. (First time
GRAND | here) "Scotch Fantaisie"
_ of Bruch, with grand or-
FAREWELL jchestra. "Mendelssohn
Tw«»,ir 'Concerto," "Otello *"an-
MATINEE. , talsie," etc.
miCOLAnOtR/jOTTLOD* &• LtisuArisrwnMUV"
FOR I AN D
LADIES I CHILDREN
THE | THIS
MATINEE I AFTERNOON
The Comedy of Comedies,
"ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME"
By the Most Perfect Organization in America,
FRAWLEY DRAMATIC COMPANY !
Night, 15c, 25c, 50c and 75c : Matinee, 15c, 25c, 50c
June 3— "ARABIAN NIGHTS"
and "THE PICTURE."
Come and Have a Good, Hearty Laugh.
Mbs. Ernestin i: Krki.ino Proprietor <fc -Manager
ALL THIS WEEK!
FIRST COMPLETE PRODUCTION
Of Serpette's Comic Opera,
COMING The Great Tlvoli Success,
SHIP AHOY !
Popular Prices— 2sc and sOc.
The Handsomest Family Theater! n America.
WALTER MOROSCO....iJoIe Lessee and Managae
TO-NIGHT ! . TO-NIGHT!
AN ELABORATE PRODUCTION
Of the Great Romantic Melodrama,
"THE FACE IN THE MOONLIGHT !"
First Appearance at This Theater of
Evenino J'rjcks— 2sc and 500.
Family Circle and Gallery, 10c
Matinees Saturday and Sunday.
To-day (Saturday)— Matinee at 2.
! The Most Powerful Collection of Vaude-
ville Artists in America.
ALL BIG HITS
A Spectacl-e of Extraordinary Magnitude !
AMANN, Europe's Greatest Impersonator, In his
lifelike reproduction of famous men.
! McINTYRE & HEATH, the renowned expo-
nents of plantation life.
FALKE & SEMON, peculiar musical come-
JUKES LEVY, the frreatest cornet-player living.
ROGERS BROS.. MAUD RAYMOND, NI-
ZARRAS, FELIX & CAIN, Etc., Etc.
Reserved seats, 25c; Balcony, 10c; Opera ChalM
and Box seats, 50c.
Matinee Saturday and Sunday.
Parquet, 26c: Balcony, 10c; Children, any seat. 10c
Grand Vocal and Instrumental Concert,
SUNDAY JUNE 2
From 1 P. m. to 6 p. m. '
MATINEE TO-DAY AT 3 P. M.,
AND TO-NIGHT AT 8 P. M.
A CORNER GROCERY I
Popular Prices— 15c. 85c. 35c and sOc.
; PICNICS AND EXCURSIONS.
SANTA CRDZ_A_ND MONTEREY
The Pacific Coast Steamship Company's elegantly
appointed steel steamer
SATURDAY TO MONDAY EXCURSIONS
San Francisto, Santa Cruz and Monterey.
Leave Broadway wharf Saturdays 4 p. m. Due
Santa Cruz same evening abont 10 o'clock. Leave.
Santa Cruz for Monterey Sundays 8 a. m. Due
Monterey 10 a.m. Returning leave Monterey Sun-
days 4 p. m. and Santa Cruz 10 P. m. Due Baa
Francisco Monday 5 a. if.
! Fare, including meals and berth, to Santa
Cruz and return »4, Monterey 85.
Ticket Office— No. 4 New Montgomery Street.
THE EXCURSION TO
MT. SHASTA I
And Vicinity, to be Given by the Southern Pacifla
1 Company In a
, First-Class Pullman Train
(Limited to 150 Persons).
From Ferry Landing, Foot of Market St.,
SATURDAY, JUNE Ist, AT 6.00 P. M.
For the round trip, including sleeping accommoda-
tions. This excursion will be under the personal
npervislon of Mr. Wm. H. Menton, Excursion
Pass. Ag't S. P. Co. Returning— Arrive In San
Francisco at 7:15 a. k., Monday, June 3d. For
tickets and other information call at Grand Hotel
ticket office. T. H. GOODMAN.
RICHARD GRAY, Gen'l Pass. Agt.
Gen'l Traffic Manager.
THE POPDLAB BAY RESORT,
NOW OPEN EVERY SUNDAY DURING
Music, Dancing, Bowling, Boating, Fishing and
Other Amusements. Refreshments at City Prices.
Fare, round trip, 25c; children, 16c, Including
admission to grounds.
THE SI EAMER UKIAH
Will leave Tiburon Ferry 10:30 a. m., 12:10. 2:00
and 4:00 p. it. - Returning leave El Campo 11:15
a. M., 1:00, 3:00 and 6:00 p. m.