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MONDAY JTTXK IQ, 1895
CITY ITEMS IN BRIEF.
Spider Kelly and Burns, the Australian, will
meet in the prizering next Sunday.
The McAlpin-Harris prizefight did not take
place yesterday. McAlpin has an abscess.
Chief Justice Field and Mrs. Field arrived
from Washington for several months' stay.
There will be fair weather in San Francisco
to-day, with even temperature and the usual
winds.
Battery F, Second Artillery, N. G. C, manned
the 8-inch converted rifles at the Presidio yes
terday.
Despite the chilly weather there were a
large number of people in Golden Gate Park
yesterday.
The Bunker Hill Association of this city has
everything in readiness for the celebration on
the 17ih mst.
Fritz limit of 68 Brady street was arrested
last night on a charge ot assault to murder,
preferred by Michael McCarthy.
Soecial services were held "at St. Boniface
Church yesterday to celebrate the twenty-fifth
anniversary of the organization.
'Justice Field says that the sentiment in the
bast in favor of the Nicaragua canal has grown
so strong that the canal must be built soon.
Congressman James G. Maguire delivered an
address on "Single Tax" to the members of the
Social Economics Club yesterday afternoon.
The annual reunion of the Sacred Heart par
ish will be held at El Campo next Thursday,
i'atner Flood will act as master of ceremonies.
Chris Sorenson wheeled from San Francisco
to Oakland by San Jose and back again over
the same route yesterday in 14 hours 14'-< min
utes.
Impressive memorial services were held at
the First Congregational Church yesterday
morning in honor of Captain Taylor of the
Colima.
Sailors from the Scotia had a free fight on the
Folsom-street wharf yesterday. Three were
badly wounded and one arrested for assault to
murder.
Yesterday was observed as "Childrens' day"
by the Methodist church. The morning ser
vices were given up to the Sunday-school
scholars.
Mrs. Kate Johnson is supposed to be the
woman seen with James Howard just before he
staggered into the police station with his skull
fractured.
The Rev. Joseph Cook preached on "The
Signs of the Times" and against the Sunday
newspaper in the First Congregational Church
last night.
Labor Commissioner E. L. Fitzgerald and
United States Commissioner W. L. Stradley
will resume the cheap cooly labor investi
gation to-day.
The alarm from box 79 at 10:15 o'clock last
night was for a tire in a bale of hay in a stable
on Harrison street, near Twelfth. Loss trifling;
cause unknown.
The monthly medal shoots of the San Fran
cisco Schuetzen Verein and the Germania
Schuetzen Club were held at Shell Mound
Park yesterday.
Companies C and G, First Reeiment^N. G. C,
participated in a joint shooting match at
Shell Mound Park yesterday. Some good
scores were made.
Mrs. Amelia S. Quinton, the president of the
National Indian Association, is in the City and
yesterday morning made an address at the
First Baptist Church.
The San Francisco Bakers' Verein held its
eighteenth annual outing at Schuetzen Park
yesterday. There was a big crowd present and
the affair was most enjoyable.
The contractors are progressing rapidly in
the destruction of the old City Hall. They are
compelled to finish the work of tearing down
the aged structure within sixty days.
Rev. John Hemphill, D.P., the pastor of Cal
vary Presbyterian Church, intends spending
his vacation in Alaska. He will leave for the
north next week on a two months' trip.
M. J. Kilgallon of Denver and T. F. Bonnet
defeated John Riordan and John Purcell at
handball in the Occidental court yesterday in
one of the most exciting games seen on the
coast.
Rev. Robert Stewart MacArthnr, the pastor of
Calvary Baptist Church, New York City, and
one of the most eminent Baptist divines in the
world, is expected here the latter part of this
laonih.
Captain Lees expressed his belief yesterday
that the signature "Nell" to the letters sent by
ex-Sc:iator Buck to Miss Nellie Harrington was
intended to mean "Lcn," the pet name for
Leonard.
Henry Windt, a grocer at Hyde street and
Broadway, who was injured in a runaway ac
cident last Wednesday at Kearny and Wash
ington streets, died in the German Hospital
yesterday.
Mrs. '. K. Emmet will recover, as the wound
in her head was but superficial and not caused
by a bullet. Mr. Emmet denies the stories
of conjugal infelicity and swears to abstain
from whisky.
The Third District League of the Cross
held its annual meeting at St. Joseph's Hall
yesterday. Attorney Joseph E. O'Donnell de
livered an eloquent address on the objects of
the organization.
Max M. Friedman, a waiter at the Tivoli,
committed suicide early yesterday morning by
shooting himself in the mouth at his home,
SIT Turk street. 11l health was the cause of
his self-destruction.
The members of the Norddeutseher Verein
held their twenty-first annual picnic at Shell
Mound Park yesterday. The attendance was
large and among the events were games and
prize shooting with the rifle.
John Jones, the Australian handball cham- j
pion, defeated Al Pennoyer and George Hutch- I
ni'on at the San Francisco court yesterday,
and J. Harlow, the coast champion, defeated
William Kelly and J. McEvilly.
Ah Lot, the watchman of the gambling
place raided at 35 Waverly place last night,
was seriously hurt. His friends claim that
Sergeant Cook threw him down a flight of
stairs. The Sergeant says Ah Loy fell down.
11. G. Smith denies that Officer Wells placed
his former wife and Mrs. Fillgate under arrest.
He says they were carried to the City Prison
by their own request. He also says that it
was he who secured the divorce and not his
■wife.
Labor Council Delegates Knox of the Amer
ican Railway Union and Furuseth of the Coast
Seamen's Union tell why the labor organiza
tions have declined the invitation of the
Fourth of July committee to join the grand
parade.
At the inquest on the body of Miss Nellie
Harrington this morning Malcolm Dunn, a boy
12 years of age, will testify that he saw a man
standing in front of Miss Harrington's front
door about an hour before the murder was dis
covered.
The Civic Federation promises to defend the
suits for criminal libel brought against mem
bers by Dr. Marc Levinpston with such vigor
that the defense will appear more like a prose
cution. Buckley and Rainey will be subpenaed
as witnesses.
Great Interest is being taken among hand
ball players in the match for 100 a side to be
played "between John Jones, the Australian
champion, and M. J. Kilgallon of Denver and
J. Harlow, the coast champion, at the San Fran
cisco court, next Sunday.
Mary Donsberty, Mrs. Nellie McDevitt and
Mrs. Julia Wilson, who jumped out of a two
story window durin - a fire at 217}£ Vallejo
street yesterday morning, are doing well at
the Receiving Hospital, their injuries not be
ing so bad as at first thought.
Mayor Butro will be called before the Grand
Jury to-night to answer certain questions con
cerning the sale of the old hall. It Is said that
after promising Auditor Broderick not to sign
the bill of sale he went immediately to his
ofhee and affixed his signature.
A horse hitched to the Baldwin Hotel coach,
while being driven down Market street yester
day, fell into a trench of the Edison Electric
Light Company at Sixth street, and before he
could be taken out the traffic of the Market
street cars was delayed for half an hour.
The Grand Jury will pay its respects to Mr.
Ashworth. Superintendent of Streets, and to
the school board. The County Clerk's office
also comes in for a good share of their atten
tion. To-night's session will probably be the
last meeting before final filing of the report.
The agriculturists of the State are consider
ably alarmed over the spread of the Russian
thistle in the southern part of the State, con
veyed there from Nebraska and other infected
6pots. The tumble weed caused a loss of over
-.2,000,000 to the grain-growers of Dakota last
year.
Charles Forbe?, a sailor, got into a dispute
with Charles Elzolesi in a saloon on Green
street at an early hour yesterday morning and
a fight ensued. Forbes knocked Elzolesi down
ana tried to bite his nose off. He was arrested
for mayhem and Elzolesi was attended to at the
Receiving Hospital.
A number of people Interested in the unem
ployed of this City are discussing the proposi
tion of trying the "Detroit Plan" of furnish
ing work for the worthy poorx'The plan is to
fcecure vacant lots in and near the City for the
unemployed to farm. In Detroit the poor
made nearly $14,000 on an outlay of $3000
subscribed by citizens.
THREE WOMEN IN A BOUT.
The Little Girls of (Joat Island
Who Cross the Bay to
School.
THEIR FATHER IS THE CREW.
Two of Them Love a Yacht, but the
Other Would Rather Ride
a Bicycle.
There are three young women here who
sail the bay, handling their own boat and
■demonstrating that the new-comer may
ere long dominate the sea unaided by
the heretofore stronger sex. They are the
pretty little daughters of John C. Linne,
keeper of the Government Lighthouse
Supply station on Goat Island.
Addie, Lottie and Katie Linne attend
schools in this City and they cross the bay,
to and from their island home, either in
their plunger or Whitehall boat every
morning and evening. Often they are ac
companied by their father, who is an old
man-of-war's man, but the girls are per
fect Grace Darlings either at the oar or
tiller and are capable of manning, or
THBEE SCHOOLGIRLS IN A BOAT — HOMEWARD BOUND.
[Sketched for the "Call" by Coulter.]
rather womanning, their own craft with
grace and skill.
"We get up at half-past s—l mean at
three bells," said 12-year-old Katie, "and
get ready for school. Of course the
Seventy-six— that's the name of our yacht j
— is always ready at the wharf. After
breakfast we go aboard of our Whitehall
or sailboat and shove off. We often take
papa along, but he is only the crew, and
we make him go forward and haul in the
lines and clear up the deck after hoisting
the sail. Of course he has to obey orders,
and to refuse would be mutiny, you know."
'•I am captain," said Addie, "because I
am tbe eldest and the only woman on
board." This mistress-mariner, who as
sumes command by virtue of her great age,
is a little over 15.
"Except when mamma is aboard," in
terrupted Lottie.
"But mamma is no sailor— not the
slightest. She doesn't know the main
sheet from the forestay, and what's more
doesn't want to know. She almost hates a
boat and would keep us out of one if she
could. We didn't inherit our love for the
sea from her at any rate. So *he is only
a passenger and never has a word to say
while on the bay. And papa, who is only
the crew, has no right to interfere with us
three officers. So you see we are our own
| mistresses while afloat."
"I don't care much for a boat," said Lot
tie, aged fourteen, as she sat on the tiller
and swung herself from port to starboard
with charming indifference to pleasures
nautical. "I'd rather live on shore and
ride a bicycle. A. boat is too rocky and
roily, and the sea is smelly," sniffing dis
dainfully the nondescript odors of the
wharves around her. "But a wheel is just
lovely," continued the fair traducer of the
grand old ocean, forgetting that a bicycle
under some circumstances is "rocky" and
"roily" too.
"Papa says I will be rated ensign— l'm
only a midshipman now — when I can box
the'eompass," said Miss Kate, "and I can.
Listen at me go around the points — nor,'
nor'-by east, nor'-nor'-east, nor'-east-by
nor' nor'-east; nor'-east-by-east, east-nor'
east, east-by-nor,' east; east-by-sou,' east
sou'-east, sou-sou-east."
"Hold on there." chimed in Captain
Adelaide, "you're four points off your
course. It's sou-east-by-east, and you've
failed in your examination. Katie tried
the marks-and-deens of the leadline the
other day, and saia the 'red rag' was at
five fathoms instead of seven."
"But I can reef and steer, and can sail
the plunger in any kind of a wind," as
serted the young sailor, who was plucked
in her compass exam' "and I can beat
everybody on the island at the oars. We
have lived at lighthouses all our lives, and
that is what made us such water-birds."
And this small Grace Darling went on to
enumerate the wonderful things she can
do in a boat.
Lottie, the lassie, who doesn't love a
sailor or anything pertaining to the sea,
and only takes to the water because it
flows between her island and the school
house, is the botanist of the fleet, and is
more at home among the flowers than the
ships. But she is a thorough boat woman
all the same, and can handle the plunger
equally as well as her sisters.
"I dislike to have the girls out on the
water," said Mrs. Linne, "but they must
attend school, and it is only by the plunger
or Whitehall they can do so.
John C. Linne served for many years as
petty officer in the United States navy,
and was at one time flag coxswain of Ad
miral John A. Winslow's barge, which is
now used by the Naval Reserve of this
City. He is proud of the seamen-like
abilities of his little daughters and says
they are true chips of the old block.
BUNKER HILL DAY.
Everything; in Readiness for the Cele
bratlou on the Seventeenth
of Juue.
The Bunker Hill Association met Satur
day evening, William G. Badger presiding.
The literary committee reported its
labors ended and handed in the pro
gramme for the day as a full report.
A letter dated June 5 was received from
the Mayor, Adolph Sutro, thanking the
association for the invitation to attend the
celebration and recognizing tneir long and
THE SAX FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, JUNE 10, 1895.
continued efforts to keep in the public
mind the deeds and virtues of our illus
trious forefathers.
The committee on decoration and i
patriotic observance of the day gave an
outline of how they hoped to attract the
attention of all classes of our citizens to
the recurring anniversary of the battle of
Bunker Hill. They hoped to do this by
asking the editors of the daily papers
to relate the story and picture tile scenes I
of this great event; by a written appeal to
the clergy to announce from their pulpits
the day before the anniversary of this day ;
by requesting the park music committee to I
arrange an entire patriotic programme on ;
next Sunday, and also the leaders of the I
orchestras of the theaters to introduce
National airs in their programme for the
evening of June 17.
The other committees reported every
thing in readiness for the coming celebra
tion, which undoubtedly will be a memor
able one in the history bf the association.
TO CALL SUTRO
The Grand Jury Will Ask Him to Ei
plaiu the Sale of the Old
City Hall.
Mayor Sutro will be called before the
Grand Jury to-night to explain his con
nection with the sale of the old City Hall.
The story goes that when the first bids
were advertised and finally opened, the
• entire lot was rejected, and a second sale
: ordered. The last lot of bids were in
spected, and the offer of Jake Raver was
I accepted. Prior to ratifying the bill of
sale, Auditor Broderick discovered that
the City's finances were in such a condition
I that it would be impossible to fix up the
new headquarters before July Ist. The
Mayor was requested to postpone signing
the bill of sale, in behalf of the City, until
such time as the City could secure new
quarters. Mr. Sutro promised to do this,
but the story goes that he went imme
diately to his office and affixed his sig
nature to the papers, transferring the prop
erty to Jake Raver.
When this leaked out, consternation
reigned in the office of Chief Crowley,
for he found himself literally turned
out in tne cold. It seems that the lower
story of the old hall was to be retained by
the department for a few days, while the
ground floor was to go into the immediate
possession of Mr. Raver. This gentleman
claimed as part of his purchase the police
records for forty years, and it is stated
that he was actually in possession of them
for a time. Whether he finally turned
them over for a consideration or volun
tarily gave them up to the clerk is not now
known, but the department is in posses
sion of the valuable documents, and that
is all they care for.
Mayor Sutro will be called upon to ex
plain why he signed the bill of sale, after
giving his word that he would not. It is
not unlikely that he will be handled in a
manner not at all to that gentleman's
liking.
McSHERRY ON THE STAGE
The Lawyer Will Play With
Frederick Warde in Harri
son's "Runnymede."
He Has Gone to New York to Pre
pare Himself for the Foot
lights.
Howard McSherry, lawyer, author and
bohemian, has fojsaken the bar for the
footlights, and will make his first appear
ance as an actor at an early date. Mr.
McSherry has joined Frederick Warde's
Company and will play prominent parts
in "Rurinymede," "Richard III," ''Julius
Caesar"' and "Virginius."
The new actor left San Francisco one
Howard ilcSherry.
week ago for New York, where he will join
the company and rehearse his parts. He
has histrionic talent of a high order and
before coming to California was a member
of the famed Lotus Club of New York and
frequently entertained the brethren with
dramatic readings and impersonations.
Several months aeo he read a scene from
"Julius Caesar" for Frederick Warde and
Greer Harrison and they at once declared
he was born for the stage. Mr. McSherry
thought so himself and decided that he
must go with Warde.
The company will rehearse in New York
during tne month of August and will
"take to the road" in September. They
expect to reach this City in December and
Mr. McHherry will then appear before a
San Francisco audience for the first time in
his new role.
CONCERNING THE FOURTH.
A Very Lively Fight Over Rev.
Anna Shaw's Proposed
Address.
WOMEN TERMED INTERLOPERS.
Dr. Fitch and the Literary Commit
tee Resent Interference by
Non-Members.
The name of Rev. Anna Shaw is ap
parently destined to create dissension in
the Fourth of July Committee. The ex
ecutive committee insists that she shall be
piven a nlace on the literary programme
of the Fourth of July, and the literary
committee is equally positive she shall not.
Dr. Fitch, chairman of the literary com
mittee., received the mandate of the exec
utive committee yesterday. It directed
him to call a meeting of his committee
forthwith and to give Miss Shaw a place
on the programme. The doctor has not
yet decided .whether he will call that
meeting. He had a conference with the
members of his committee " Saturday
afternoon after their meeting and again
yesterday. A third conference will De
held this morning.
Thus far the committee is a unit in its
opposition to the heroine of the "Woman's
Congress. They believe themselves to have
been insulted by what they term the "per
sistent meddling of these women," and
declare that after the "indelicate" course
pursued by Miss Shaw's admirers she shall
not with their approval participate in their
part of the celebration.
"Our position in the matter," said Dr.
Fitch last night, "is very easily understood.
On the evening when the trouble first
started there were several women present
at the committee meeting. They were not
members of the committee. That I know,
for I have the names of the ladies who were
appointed to serve on my committee.
"These interlopers attempted to die-
FAC-SIMILE OF THE AUTHORIZED RECEIPTS GIVEN BY COL
LECTORS FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION.
tate to us what we should do and when
tlieir suggestions were not acceptable they
tried bulldozing. Now the men who are
on that committee will not be bulldozed,
and we are not going to resign, either.
"As for the mandate of the executive
committee, that is not binding on us. We
were not appointed by that committee, but
by the same power that appointed it. We
are, therefore, a co-ordinate body, and not
a subordinate one. If we were a sub-com
mittee of the executive committee, all of
our members would be members of that
body.
"In the published reports of the execu
tive committee meeting, held last night,
I learn that there were nine members only
present. There are twenty-five members
of that body, and even if it had the right
to dictate to us, an order from nine
members would scarcely be sufficient.
"As a matter of fact, this whole thing is
an attempt of a certain faction to make
this celebration a rehash of the rot which
was poured forth during the woman con
gress in Dr. Brown's church. We under
stood that this was to be a Fourth of July
celebration, pure and 6imple, and we do
not propose that any faction shall succeed
in making it a woman's right hurrah."
The other members of the literary com
mittee are backing up Dr. Fitch with abso
lute unanimity. They have declared their
intention of standing by their guns and
ficrh ting the matter to a finish. Incident
ally there are whispers of a possible split
in Dr. Brown's church over .the Woman's
Congress business.
The executive committee meets to-night
for further consideration of the matter, and
it is more than likely that a very heated
session will be the result.
For the protection of the public from
petty swindlers who are collecting money,
ostensibly for the celebration, a fac-simile
of the receipts given by authorized col
lectors is herewith published. The author
ized collectors have credentials from the
committee, and a reward of $r>o has been
offered for the arrest and conviction of any
unauthorized collector.
Relieved at His Own Request.
General Orders No. 15 from United States
Army headquarters, Department of CAliloiaia,
announces that Lieutenant-Colonel .Tolm I.
Rodgers, Second Artillery, is, at his own re
quest, relieved from further duty in the de
partment. First Lieutenant J. F. Reynolds
Landis, First Cavalry, A. I>. C, is announced
as acting engineer officer ot this department
and will receipt to Colonel Rodgers for the
property pertaining to that office.
BUCKLEY & CO. IN IT.
Preparations Being Made by the Civic
Federation for Theiv Criminal
Libel Suits.
Lively times are expected at the trials of
the members of the Civic Federation
charged by Dr. Marc Levingston with
criminal libel. Local politicians will
crowd the courtroom this afternoon, for
all will be interested in the disclosures
that are promised.
Gavin McNab stated that the defense
would be a very active one. In fact, he in
timated that it would be more of a prose
cution than a defense.
It was the talk among Democrats that
Buckle}', Sam Rainey and a number of
other* were to be forced to testify. Mr.
McNub would not deny this. As the lead
ing questions that can be asked these men
are bound to produce material matter the
federationisrs e.xjiect to make a, % 'hit."
They are very Baaguine of being able to
establish their charges.
SIGHS OF THE TIMES
Cook's Eloquent Address at
the First Congrega
tional Church.
The Signs Are Encouraging, and It
Is No Longer Scientific
to Doubt.
The Rev. Joseph Cook addressed a large
congregation in the First Congregational
Church last night. Auditorium and gal
leries wtre filled, and those who arrived
late were unable to obtain seats.
"The Signs of the Times" was his sub
ject, which he treated from religious, phil
osophical and scientific view points. He
prepared hi.s address by an interesting ex
position of the position San Francisco
occupies, with reference to the future
growth of the world und in connection
with the two great cities of the East — New
York and Chicago.
"San Francisco," he began, "is facing
more millions of people in looking toward
the west than New York does in gazing to
the east. San Francisco is in an imperial
position of importance, and 1 am sure the
Pacific Ocean is destined to become the
imperial path of the world. There will be
a London and Liverpool on this coast —
Liverpool on Pujret Sound and London on
tfan Francisco I'eniusula. For centuries
the countries of Europe have been contend
ing for the trade of the Orient, but you are
at her door, and in time must be in abso
lute command of the commercial situation.
Therefore, N>w York, Chicago and San
Francisco will rule the destinies of the
United States, and their influence will be
felt in the future development of the
civilized world.
"Next Saturday I go out of the Golden
Gate and do not expect to again touch the
shores of my native land until I return to
it on the other side of the continent. Igo
out of that gate as we all must enter that
other gate, but with no hope of return.
Are we prepared to enter that other gate?"
He spoke of the signs of the times as in
dicated by the fact that it is no longer con
sidered scientific to dispute or argue
against the immortality of the soul. "What
right have you to s:»v that there is no here
after for the soul? Demosthenes said that
an address should be openedby an incon
trovertible proposition. It isan incontro
vertible proposition that a short time ago
you were not here and in a short time you
will not be here. The working days in a
man's life number about 13,500. This is
arithmetic used to demonstrate religious
truth. When we have worked out those
13,600 days, or 135,000 hours, and are ready
to lay down the battle of life, what have
we left to take away with us? Does death
end all? It is time materialists closed
their lips. It is no longer scientific to
doubt the survival of the soul after death,
and in that sign of the time we see a future
brightness breaking on the horizon of
spiritual and religious thought."
The names of many well-known and
celebrated writers and thinkers were
brought forward in evidence of the soul's
survival, among them Alfred Russell Wal-
lace. Oliver Wendell Holmes, W. D.
Hitchcock, L. Alcott ami others. Those
mentioned are on record as having seen a
something — an indescribable imponderable
essence— leave the body as the icy hand of
death was laid on it. Too many, young
men especially, he held, are one-sided in
their thought and their reading; they are
wall-eyed, avoiding the truth without be
ing able to controvert its teachings. He
thought the signs of the times the world
over were such as to encourage all think
ing men and women, but he classified
among the unfavorable signs the lack of
respect and reverance manifested for the
Sabbath.
Before closing he spoke of the great re
ligious work being done by the Young
People's Societies of Christian p]ndeavor,
and urged the more active interest of the
young men and women in church work.
An impressive memorial sermon was de
livered in honor of Captain Taylor of the
Colima by the Rev. Dr. Brown in the
morning.
SHOT IN THE MOUTH.
Max 81. Friedman, a Despondent Waiter,
Commits Suicide.
Max M. Friedman, a waiter in the Tivoli
Opera-house, committed suicide at 7
o'clock yesterday morning at his home,
817 Turk street, by shooting himself in the
mouth with a small pistol. Friedman
had been ill for some time past, and that
was the probable cause of his ending his
life. Shortly before 7 o'clock his wife
arose to prepare the breakfast. While busy
about the kitchen she heard the report of
the pistol, and, running to the bedroom,
found her husband dyine. She called in a
physician, but nothing could be done for
Friedman. He was 44 years of age, and a
native of Russia.
Amateur Baseball.
The St. Francis Jrs. defeated the Owls by a
score of 21 to 20. The victors would like to
hear from all comers. Address J. G. Foley.
1719 Jones street. The Morning CallJ Base
ball Club defeated the crack second team of St,
Mary's College yesterday by a score ot 35 to 8.
The feature of the game was the infield work
oi the winners. The victors would like to hear
from any nine under 17 years ox age.
TO REDEEM THE GENTILES
Mormonism Making Its First
Strong Effort to Plant
Itself Here.
MANY MISSIONARIES AT WORK.
Not Gray-Whiskered Fellows But
Nice Young- Business and
Professional Men.
gjTbe Mormon church is engaged in the
interesting work of planting its feet by the
Golden Gate and drawing to the "true
fold and the true God" the Gentiles of Cali
fornia.
It is long now since the second gospel
contained in the miraculously revealed
Book of Mormon has been read by many
of the faithful in California. Now, for the
first time in the history of the church, an
active and a considerable effort to estab
lish the church here has been begun. This
is not the "Reorganized" church which
has been heard of in Oakland, but the true
and original church founded by Joseph
Smith.
Recently twelve Gentiles have been bap
tized here and in Oakland. Twelve more
have applied for admission, and a number
are investigating. That may not seem to
be very rapid work, but it is planting the
seed, and the first presidency and the
apostles at Salt Lake are satisfied and en
couraged.
Occasional Mornion missionaries have
struggled along in California before with
out adding more than one or two to the
300,(100 or so numbered in the fold of the
Mormon church, but the present mission
ary effort is well organized and is car
ried on by twelve missionaries, or elders,
who are under the direction of Henry S.
Tanner, president of the California mis
sions of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-Day Saints.
These missionaries are surprising people
Henry S. Fanner of the California
Mormon Mission.
to the average Gentile who sees one or sev
eral of them for the tirst time. The gen
eral conception of a Mormon missionary
is that of an old gray-whiskered fellow
who may properly be suspected of a sen
sual nature. Well, that's all wrong.
The Mormon missionaries now prose
lyting here are a lot of nice young bright
business and professional men oi intel
lectual appearance, gentlemanly manner
and pleasant address. They look and act
like anybody else and could easily be mis-
Taken for a lot of Native Sons. They are
men of the world, yet devoted to the
church and willing to sacrilice themselves
a little for a time for her glory and the re
demption of the Gentile 3.
The Mormon Church has a way of its
own. It looks about and "calls" this and
that man to leave home and business and
go forth. It generally calls men of money
who can pay their own expenses. The
twelve California missionaries are not cost
ing the church a cent. The president,
Henry S. Tanner, is a schoolteacher by
profession and a bright, cultured young
man. He was run out of a place in South
Carolina by a mob once and came here last
fall.
Most of tne others have come recently.
One is W. M. Woodland, a young attorney
of Bannock County, Idaho. Another is
Parley T. Wright of Wright & Sons, a
large and well-known dry-goods firm of
Ogden. Willard Scowscraft is a partner in.
the Ogden firm of John Scowcraft & Sons.
John Smith has a real estate business at
Salt Lake. The others are all young busi
ness men. Each has left his business for
a year or two and each pays his own ex
penses entirely and all can afford to live
pretty well. All chip in on the rent of the
hall where Sunday meetings are held.
These missionaries are not suffering any
privations or martyrdom here. They take
life pretty easy. From three to tive hours
a day ttiey put in going from house to
house and speaking to people who will
talk with them anywhere.
A card bearing the articles of faith and
some tracts are offered, with the sugges
tion it would be interesting to investigate
Mormonlsm without prejudice. They are
ready to lend books suid encourage any
disposition to look into the famous and
much-reviled faith. Thus they go quickly
but persistently about their "proselyting
work in the face of almost universal in
difference, but without any particular op
position. There is no hurrah, no tire, hardly
noticeable earnestness.
Forty people heard Elder Tanner tell of
"The .Rise of Mormonism" in a hall of
Pythian Castle last evening. It was the
largest Mormon gathering seen here. The
services were simple. Three elders offered
as many brief prayers with uplifted hands
and a few in the congregation sang from
the psalmody as many hymns, the words
and strains of which were conceived by
faithful ones in the promised land of Utah.
Two missionaries are working in Oak
land, two are in Los Angeles, two in Sac
ramento, two in Fresno County and two
will soon go to San Diego.
THE THEATERS TO-NIGHT.
What There Is on the Programmes of
the Places of Amusement.
"Moths," dramatized from Ouida's novel
of that name, will be presented at the Co
lumbia this evening with Miss Margaret
Craven of the Frohman Stock Company of
New York in the character of Vera, she
having been specially engaged for this oc
casion.
At Morosco's Grand Opera-house there
will be presented for the first time in this
City "The Struggle of Life," a melodrama
in which Walter Sanford will take the
SANTA CRUZ VENETIAN WATER CARNIVAL
JUNE 11 TO 15, INCLUSIVE.
, The 8. P. R. R. has Issued special rates of travel during Carnival week. Round Trip from San
Francisco (tickets good for one week), $2 80. From all other points two-thirds of usual rates.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS AND MEALS AT USUAL RATES.
Apply early for rooms [charge not to exceed Si per night] to Information Bureau. The following is
a brief summary of the programme: '
_ . T-u.©isci.«,y, Juno 11.
welcome to visitors; surrender to Floral Queen; Illustrated concert.
„_, ■ "**7"©ci.xx©«cl«,y, JTvija.© 12.
Prize floral street pageant; Venetian river fete.
_ '■ Tla.xxa-isica.a,y, Jixxx© 13.
Faraae of public schools; rose regatta; Illuminated concert on river..
Friday, 3"x«3lo 14.
. Aquatic sports; band concert; grand ball and concert.
JElci/t'u.x-ci.A'y* iT-ULxa.© 15.
„ Bicycle parade and races; swimming matches; masque carnival and fireworks.
I N - B.— The music during Carnival week will be supplied by Roncovieri'a famous American Band oj
I orty pieces,
leading part. The scenery will show some
prominent points in the harbor and scenes
in the city of New York.
"Ship Ahoy" has proved such a drawing
card at the Tivoli Opera-house that the
management has decided to run it foi
another week. Some new songs and new
humor will be introduced in this populai
nautical operetta.
The Dailey Stock Company will open in
"Humbug" :it the Alcazar Theater this
evening. This is a comedy that is full ol
Hfe and amusing situations. Miss May
Nannary will appear in the cast.
Three specialties will make up part o!
the programme at the Orpheum to-night.
These are Odell and Page, musical comedy
acrobats; Gilbert and Goldie, comedians,
and the Saiambos, the mysterious my.sti
licators. The balance of the programme is
made up of other interesting features.
The performances this week at the Cir«
cus Royal will be for the benefit of ths
wrecked of the steamer Colima. In the
tableaux on the water will be reproduc*
tions of scene? at the time of the wreck, in
which a number of the survivors will take
part. The first performance of thischu*
ucter will be given to-night.
The Liliputians will open at Mao
donough's Theater, Oakland, this evenina
in "Hunipty Dumpty Up to Date." Tha
company lias arranged to appear until
Friday night, inclusive.
The Natchez tribes are said to have been
the only North American Indians who had
a temple of worship.
NEW TO-DAY-AMUSEMENTS.
nOLAJIDtfUOTTLOS «'»• u»u kvh haiiaouj • •
BECAUSE
WHY? £Sii GET
VALUE.
CO3/EE TO-NIGHT
AND SEE FOR YOURSELVES!
EVERY EVENING, INCLUDING SUNDAY.
MATINEE SATURDAY.
Great Production of Ouida's Famous Novel,
"MOTHS !"
A Magnificent Play in Four Acts.
THE OTIRE FRAIVLEY COJIPAH IV THE CAST*
First Appearance of Miss Mabuaret Craves.
THE SAME POPULAR PRICES:
Night, 15c, 25c, 50c and 75c; Matinee, 15c, 25c, 50q
In Preparation— The Funniest of All Comedies,
"NANCY & CO."
— — — — —^— — 4
MOROSCO'S
GRAND OPERA-HOUSE,
The Handsomest Family Theater! n America.
WALTER MOROSCO. . . .Sole Lessee and Manage
THIS EVENING AT 8,
SECOND WEEK AND GREAT SUCCESS
Of the Author-Actor,
WALTER SANFORD .
In His Great Scenic Melodrama,
~TBE STRUGGLE OF LIFE!' 1
Evraiso Pkicks— 2so and 60c
Family Circle and Gallery, 10c.
Matinee* Saturday ami Sunday.
— — — — —^-^— — — — — _ — _
Mbs. EBNESTiiiic Kbelixs Proprietor & Manages
"WE HAVE HIT 'EM AGAIN I"
EVERY EVENING :
THE FARCICAL OPERA THAT PLEASES AH,
K. Grattan Donnelly's
"SHIP AHOY!"
YOU WANT TO SEE IT !
NEW SONGS! NEW DANCES!
IN PREPARATION,
The Most Melodious Opera Ever Written,
"LA PEKICHOLE ! "
Popular Prices— 2sc and sOc.
ORPHEUM.
O'Farrell Street, Between Stockton and PowelL
TO-NIGHT— MONDAY, JUNE 10,
6 New, Brilliant Vaudeville Stars 6
THE SALAMBOS, in Fire and Electric Mysteries :
GILBERT and GOLDIE, Popular Comedians;
O'DELLand PAGE, Acrobatic Comedians par Ex-
cellence.
GREAT HITS RETAINED:
AMANN,
AMERICAN TWO MACKS,
McINTYRE and HEATH.
FALKE and SEMON,
And Positively the LAST WEEK of
JULES LEVY
Reserved seats, 25c; Balcony, 10c; Opera chain
and Box seats, 50c.
CIRCUS ROYAL
And Venetian Water Carnival.
Corner Eddy and Mason streets.
CLIFF PHILLIPS Proprietor and Manager
TO-NIGHT— And Balance of Week,
BEN'KFITS TO THE SURVIVING SEA-
BEKN OF THE WKECKKD COMMA.
REPRODUCTIONS FROM THE WRECK
By the Following Mem hers of the Crew:
Albert Carpenter, Ramon Avlles,
Thomas Fries and O. Hansen.
FIRST TIME IX AMERICA,
LIVING MARBLE STATUARY!
Note Peices: Evening— Parquet and Dress
Circle, Reserved, 25c and 50c.
Saturday and Sunday Matinees— Parquet, Chil-
dren, 15c; Adults, 25c.
MACDONOUGH THEATER
(OAKLAND).
Four Nights ami Wednesday Matinee
Beginning TO-NIGHT— Famous and Only
IjIIjIPUTIANS !
In the Gorgeous Spectacular Production,
HUMFTY DUMPTY Up to Date.
RUNNING RUNNING
RACES! SliiEgS RACES
CALIFORNIA JOCKEY CLUB RACES,
SPRING MEETING!
BAY DISTRICT TRACK.
Races Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday — Kuin
or Shine.
• Five or more races each day. Races start at 2:30
p. M. sharp. McAllister and Geary street cars pass
the gate.
PICNICS AND EXCURSIONS.
HO! FOR SARA CRUZ AND MONTEREY!
The Pacific Coast Steamship Company's ele-
gantly appointed steel steamer POMONA will
make Saturday to Monday excursions between San
Francisco, Santa Cruz and Monterey.
Leave Broadway wharf Saturdays at 4 p. it.; due
Santa Cruz same evening about 10 o'clock. Leava
Santa Cruz for Monterey, Sundays, 8 a. m.; due
Monterey, 10 a. m. Returning— Leave Monterey,
Sundays, 4 p. it. and Santa Cruz 10 p. m. ; due San
Francisco, Monday, 5 a. m.
Fare (including meals and berth): To Santa Cms
and return, $4; to Monterey, $5.
Ticket office, 4 New Montgomery a
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