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SATURDAY...." ~ JUNE 15.1895
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.
Condensed City news on seventh page of the
The American Actors' Association gives its
Brief City Items are to be found on this page
of the Call every day.
I.ocnl items, bripht and brief, can be tound on
this page of the Call every morning.
The closing exercises of St. Mary's College
were hold In the Baldwin Theater last evening.
M. J. Norton shot himself in a Clay-street
saloon yesterday. No r«>ason for the deed is
Regret was expressed in the Italian colony
yesterday that Vice-consul I'oma is to leave
lor \ alparaiso.
i üblic school children are not included in
the free candy and games at the park on the
Fourth of July.
The committee for the affiliated colleges se
lect five sites for the consideration of the
board of regeuts.
Thi- Weather Bureau forecasts fair weather,
With nearly stationary temperature aud brisk
winds, for to-day.
There was a fine exhibit of sweet peas at the
meeting of the California Mate Floral Society
Ttme-t&btaa of the railroad companies are
published free of charge in the Call for the ac
commodation of readers.
Judge Hebbard yesterday granted Martha
Frank a divorce from Francis Frank upon the
ground ot his willful neglect.
The Crocker-Huffman i.'umpany has decided
tc give ritfht- of way through its land in Mer
<.• d County to the Valley road.
Samuel Braunhart delivers an address on
silver before the Iroquois Club in which he is
very severe on President Cleveland.
The winners at the Bay District yesterday
were Xormaudie, Edgernount, Thelma, Sympa
thetic's Last and the Julia Murtin filly.
In the contesi o\ er the estate of John S. Mnx
li y. <.;,<_• oi the two widows testified yesterday
tuat r-lu' was married to him by contract.
The Health and Police Committee of the
Board of Supervisors will recommend the ap
pointment of seventy-five police officers.
Queen Anita of the carnival at Santa Cruz
lm> been asked to participate with her court iv
the Fourth of July celebration in this City.
Since the right? of way and franchises for
the Valley roal from Stockton to Modesto are
assured construction will begin without delay.
Th-- fifth annual picnic of the Independent
G< mien Ladies' Benevolent Society will take
S nday, June 16, at Germania Gardens,
An infant born at the French Hospital.
weighing scarcely two pounds, is being suc
y raised in an incubator at the Chil
Cnarges of obtaining goods under false pre
were yesterday preferred aeainst J. C.
Davis and wife, the newly married young cou
The Musicians' Union promises to contribute
#1 for each man employed Fourth oi July. It
take no part in the programme ii non
union men are lured.
Judge Hunt has granted a motion for a new
:: the suit oi Louis Wnllenstein against
a Roos, and explains his reasons for do
ing so in an opinion.
W. 11. Dunphy'B handsome residence at Mill
braewas destroyed by tire last night. The
building was valued at $10,000. The origin of
c is not known.
The Second Regiment, N. G. C, will leave
this afternoon for dklah, where they will go
Into i amp tor a week, colonel Macdonald says
Strict military rules will De enforced.
A jury \va> .-eeured in Judge Belcher's court
:tiy mr '.he trial of Me<jaughey, cnarged
with the murder of Dr. Ploui. i he* taking oi
te&iiniuiiy will begin Monday morning.
I'urk ( commissioner Austin says that the
probabilities ure tnat a new lodge will i>e built
fust opposite The present building. The new
structure will cost between .f 20,000 &nd
In the suit of the Chicago Clock Company
f gainst FranK Shay a motion was made yester
day to dismiss the case on the ground that the
Judge was absent at the time 10 which he had
continued the cat*.
In order to conduce to the success of the
xnereiit-nt:-' eighth annual outing the majority
oi we wholesale houses will be closed to-day.
T!.« picnic will be celebrated at Glen wood, m
. ;s Ci iz Mountains.
Thomas Hutchinaon was sent to the State
for Life yesterday i>y .Tudge Wallace, he
having been convicted vi burglary. Charles
and Andrew Beck were each
Benti ucedto twenty rears' imprisonment.
The extra deputies appointed by Assessor
Biebe for the collection oi unsecured personal
property taxes nre behindhand in their work,
and the twenty day*' extension of time will be
taken advantage 01 as provided by the law.
la the ca«e of John Flynn Hsrainst John R.
i to recover damage* for alleged breach of
contract the Supreme court ha- reversed the
judgment of the lower court, whereby plaintiff
was awarded $7500 damages, and ordered a
An action was begun in the Superior Court
yesterday by A. c. Freeman against William
Hall and Mary EL Cunningham to enforce a
tr .-: providing for the tale of certain lands in
which the plaintiff claims an interest, and the
payment of .*G4-i7.
Che Sisßon-Crocker Bank will consolidate
with tin- " rocker- Wool worth Bank in July.
The officers i-'ir'.iu mat other business demand
ed their attention. «jeorge W. boott and Henry
J. Crocker will be admitted to the directory oi
the Crocker-Woolworth JJank.
\V. S. Morrow, on behalf of a number of small
creditois, brought suit yesterday against the
firm of A. I'is.ani & Co., the sums sued for ag
gregating !*-'JI» 16. J. J. Raver also brought
euit for $79 80 against the same firm on behalf
of the Cutting Fruit- packing Company.
The Commissioners who investigated the
eooly labor question yesterday unearthed
■iites issued by an emigration bureau in
Japan, commissioned by the Japanese Govern
ment. These document! are -iiniiar to those
: rly Issued by ihe< hinese Six Companies.
A. J. Lyons, the well-known yachtsman and
owner 01" the sloop Freda, has brought salt
against Valentine J. A. Rev for $50 damages.
Key Is the owner of a gasoline launch and on
the _-■•. of April, according to the complaint.
he ran into the Freda, damaging the vessel's
stern to the amount prayed for.
Mr. Yarley, the English evangelist, will ad
dress a meeting for young men only at the
association building, Mason and Ellis streets,
to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock on the sub
ject, "The Wonderful Change." Seats free,
and younar men between lb and 40 years of
age earnestly invited to attend.
The will of the late Henry Niemann was
filed for probate yesterday. The property of
rt'eeased, which consists of real estate located
riii McAllister street, nearuough, is bequeathed
to the widow, Louise Nicmann. Isy the will
of John W. McCormack, which was also filed
yesterday, his estate, valued at $5000, is be
queathed to his widow, Margaret.
The report of the registrar of the Associated
Charities for the week ending June 15 was as
follows: New ca^e*, 24; recurrent cases, 18;
total, 42. Investigated for: Individuals, 5;
Pan Francisco Benevolent Society, 5; Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, 4;
Franeesca relief, 4; San Francisco Polycliuic,
4; Fruit and Flower Mission, 3; Mayor Sutro,
2; foreign societies, 2; helpers, 2; St. Vincent
de Paul and Ladies' Aid, 1 each; personal,
4; died, 4.
The Sequoia Democratic Club of the Forty
fourth District has been organized with the
following otlicers: President, Jftines A. Devoto;
vice-president, Di. Morion; second viee-presi
vent, George feeekamp; recording secretary,
Joe Wattson; financial secretary, O. Nathan;
hergeaut-at-arms, Paul Dubois; executive com
mittee—Thomas Haskins. E. Donnelly, Grif
Thomas, J. P. Mogan and J. Curran. The mem
bership if- seventy-five. The club will give its
aim ual p icnic at H arbor View, Presidio, July 4.
Henry Wischmeier, a tailor who arrived two
■weeks ago from Redwood City, was taken to
the Kece-.ving Hospital last evening suffering
from the effects of asphyxiation by gas. Wisch
meier has been stopping at & lodging-house,
No. 12 Ellis street, and has been despondent
through businpss troubles. While in this mood
yesterday he laid un a bed in the house and
turned on the pas. Fortunately he was dis
covered betore he was beyond recovery. When
brought to he refused to say why he wanted to
end his life.
When a man Decomes famous in any way,
both he and his family are liable to all the
fiains and penalties of greatness. The latest
rihtan'-e illustrating this truism is the case of
Otto Ziegler father of Otto Ziegler Jr., the
well-known cyclist. It was reported in the
newspapers that ZieglerSr. wan found roaming
around the water front at 2 a. si. in the power
of a gang of hoodlums, who were preparing to
attack him. Mr. Ziegler writes from San Jose
to my that he has not been In San Francisco
for the past six months ana is therefore some
what indignant that a report like the forego
ing should have gained currency. He says
that somebody has been representing himself
as Otto Ziegler'6 father.
FOR THE NATIONAL DAY.
Hard Work by the Committees
for the Fourth of July
INVITATION TO QUEEN ANITA.
The Rev. Anna M. Shaw Elected a
Member of One of the Rer-
The appointment by the executive com
mittee for the Fourth of July celebration
of a committee of three members to have
general supervision, and be, in fact, the
executive board, for the entire celebration,
has proved to be a good move. Messrs.
Reich art and Galloway, two of the board
members, were about the headquarters all
day yesterday, and as a reoult business
was done in a systematic manner and
much was accomplished.
In the afternoon the invitation and re
ception committed assembled in full
strength, and of those present twenty-two
M me. Sorbier reported that the inmates of
the orphan asylums at San Rafael and San
THEODORE REICHART. IT. T. GALLOWAY.
MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD FOR THE FOURTH OF
Mateo would not be permitted to attend
the celebration. The institution at Vallejo
will send 102 orphans, for whom A. N.
Towne of the railroad company has given
transportation. There will be present
from the Youths' Directory sixty orphans,
and eighty from the Hebrew Asylum.
Only six of the inmates of the Lick Old
Ladies' Home can accept the City's invita
tion, and from the Crocker Home no re
sponse has as yet been received.
It was thought best that the kindergar
ten children should pro direct to the park
with their mother? or guardians, and each
child will be provided with a badge, with
out which none will be entitled to lunch or
the use of the games in the park free of
It was estimated that there would be
tJOOO orphans and kindergnrtners to pro
vide fur, and Mrs. Cooper was instructed
to ascertain the cost of their badges.
1). .). Toohy, Edward Hunter and
Frank W. Suniner were appointed to draw
up a form of invitation for the invited i
guests, who will occupy seats on the grand
Edward Hunter, D. J. Toohv, Frank
W. Sumner, H. Shainwald, A. ft. Castle,
F. G. Yoss and M. Seligman were ap
pointed a special committee to determine
who shall receive invitations.
Chairman Sonntag reported that on in
vestigation he had found that the grand
stand would cost $400 less than the first es
timate, which would reduce the amount of
money required by the committee to $750.
Messrs. Rich and Sonntag were ap
pointed a special committee to invite the
(^ueen of the Carnival at Santa Cruz to at
tend the celebration witn her retinue.
An invitation was sent to the Pioneer
women to take equal part in the celebra
tion with the Pioneer men.
It was decided that the women should
take full charge of the children invited to
take part in the celebration.
The entertainment committee passed a
resolution as follows:
Jtmobted, That Miss Anna H. Shaw, an emi
nent American woman, sojourning within our
gates, be Invited to become a member of this
committee, and when she shall have signified
her acceptance the executive committee hav
ing in charge the celebration of the one hun
dred and nineteenth anniversary of American
independence are kindly requested to appoint
the Indy a member hereof.
Mrs. S. B. CooDer, Mrs. L. A. Sorbierand
Mrs. \.. C. Frasef were appointed to con
sult with the Park Commissioners and to
secure free of charge tne use of the merry
go-round, the donkeys and other facilities
Mrs. Theodore E. Smith. Mrs. J. Vidaver,
Mrs. R. Ramsey, Miss Hattie Cooper and
MissHannafa Lezinsky were appointed to
arrange for refreshments for the children.
It was decided that women waitresses
should be hired to assist in serving the
The printing committee, consisting of
Samuel Foster (chairman) and Messrs.
Down. Whiteside and Whitton, received
bids for programmes and posters, and they
awarded the contract.
At a conference of the chairwomen of
the various ladies' auxiliaries it was dis
covered that the women are making no
preparations to cnre for the public school
children. They decline to undertake the
matter, claiming that they have to do only
with the orphan and kindergarten chil
dren, and that as the men invited the pub
lic school children to participate, it is their
duty to care for them. At the present
standing, therefore, the public school
pupils are not eligible for free games at the
park or for the candy and lunch.
it was decided that the mothers of kin
dergarten children be given badges en
titling them to seats in the children's graud
Chairman Dalton of the finance commit
mittee is having a great deal of trouble
with unauthorized persons who are collect
ing funds ostensibly for the celebration.
More receipts turned up to-day and it is
evident that at least $60 has been collected
by the swindlers. The authorized receipt
books have pasted on their back cover the
San Francisco. June 13, 1895.
To Whom It May Concern : This is lo certify
that and arc duly authorized to collect
funds for Fourth of July celebration. Take
their receipt for money paid them and see that
your name and amount Is placed on etub of
their receipt-book. Frank Dalton,
Chairman Finance Committee.
A reward of $25 has been offered for the
arrest of the swindlers, and Dalton is de
sirous of meeting a claimant for the re
Last evening delegates from the various
parlors of the Native Sons met in joint
convention and decided that that organiza
tion could not afford to be unrepresented
when the Veteran Firemen and the Grand
Army men were in line. A committee of
three, consisting of P. G. Wisker, E. L.
Forster and A. T. Barnett, was appointed
to confer with parlors which did not favor
parading and induce them to turn out.
The grand marshal announced the selec
tion of Frank W. Marston as marshal of
the Native Sons' division, and his choice
was ratified by the meeting.
Messrs. Galloway, Koblberg and Brad
ford of the regalia committee spent three
hours last evening comparing the merits
and prices of the bids and samples for the
THE SAN FKANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1895.
regalia for the grand marshal and his aids,
a Bst of which has already been published.
Their decision awards a portion of the con
tract for furnishing the regalia to each of
three firms— D. Norcross & Co., J. M.
Litchfield & Co. and B. Pasqual & Sons.
The amounts of their bids will not be
made public until tney are submitted to
the executive committee.
The committee on decorations met in
executive session to consider the choice of
a design for an arch on Market street.
After much discussion that of W. B.
Hamilton was adopted to be recommended
to the executive committee. It has ar
rangements for electric light effects, as de
scribed in the Calt, some days ago, and
will edst about $2000.
FIGUEING ON MUSIO.
The Union and the Fourth of Jnly Com
mittee Try to Arrange Terms.
The Musicians' Union discussed the situ
ation in regard to the approaching Fourth
of July celebration yesterday. Considera
ble feeling was aroused by what a few of
the members thought was an intimation
ol unfriendliness on the part of some of
the music committee. No serious differ
ences occurred, however, and an ultima
tum was decided upon.
A committee consisting of J. Madison,
president of the union, E. E. Schmitz, sec
retary, and T. W. Sullivan waited on the
music committee on Friday of last week to
see what arrangements could be made.
The music committee objected to paying
$.« per man, the list price of the union, but
offered to pay fo.
Tne musicians declared that they could
not go below the figure fixed by the'union.
Then the gentlemen of the music com
mittee reminded them that last year when
it was found that funds were short the
union had allowed a rebate of $1 on each
man employed. As there were over 200
men in line this amounted to a donation
of $200. The committee pleaded poverty
and asked for the same favor.
Yesterday the union decided to recom
mend that the price list committee allow
the members to play in the parade for $7
each. As soon as this point was fixed G.
W. Owens, the secretary of the Fourth of
July committee, was telephoned that the
musicians had agreed to play for $7 and
that it was all right.
Mr. Owens then wanted to know who
had agreed to play for $7. He advised that
the proper committees be seen before the j
musicians should consider the matter i
closed. This cannot be done till after
Wednesday, when the price list committee
"This figure will only hold on condition
that no non-union men are hired," ex
plained Secretary Schmitz. "The com
mittee intimated that they might hire
non-union bands at low figures. If the
committee hires a single non-union player
not a union man will turn out. I'he
parade will then be as great a failure as
that of 1889. when the union bands refused
to play because they were only offered $6.
"Yon may say. too, that the regimental
bands will not play. Though the Govern
ment makes allowance for their instru
ments, each man has his own. As a resnlt
the regimental bands can be made to turn
out, but the Government cannot make
them carry their instruments. It may
purchase new instruments; but," added
Mr. Schmitz, suggestively, "the new in
struments may not, and very probably
would not, be in tone."
The Royal Baking Powder Company
controls its own cream of tartar factory and
the processes for making the only "abso
lutely pure cream of tartar.
INCREASING THE FORCE
The Appointment of Seventy-
Five Policemen to Be
Patrick McDonough Wants to Bo
Poundkeeper and Do the
Work for Nothing.
At the meeting of the Health and Police
Committee of the Board of Supervisors
yesterday morning, Chairman Taylor and
Supervisor Hobbs of the Finance Com
mittee appeared with a protest against the
proposed levy to add 125 men to the police
force. Mr. Taylor said that he would
oppose the appointment of so large a num
ber of men at one time. He had been in
consultation with quite a number of tax
payers, who objected to the increase, some
of them remonstrating against any in
crease at all.
For himself, the Supervisor said he
would favor the appointment of eeventy
five men in July, and of fifty more at the
beginning of the fiscal year of 1896. Mr,
Hobbs assented to the proposition. Super
visor Wagner of the Health and Police
Committee said that there was no doubt
that more policemen were needed, but that
he would agree to limiting the number to
seventy-five for the present.
Chairman Benjamin expressed himself
in favor of the proposition, provided that
it were understood that fifty more would
be appointed a year later.
Mr. Taylor said that this was his idea,
and the committee agreed to recommend
that seventy-five be appointed. It will
also be recommended that the increase in
the number of captains, lieutenants and
sergeants be made, as was suggested some
Supervisor Hobbs brought up the ques
tion regarding the provision for mounted
police for the out6ide districts. The only
way in which this could be done, he was
informed, was by buying horses.
Supervisor Morgenstern suggested pro
viding the , officers with bicycles, as had
been done in the East. Action on this
proposition was deferred.
Patrick McDonough asked that he be
given the position of Poundkeeper, now
held by F. H. Osborn of the Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Mr.
McDonongh agreed to fill the position,
which now.costs the City $400 a month, for
nothing. Action on the application was
postponed for a week.
The complaint of Mrs. E. Serack against '
the treatment of Mrs. Kerrigan by Matron
Gilmore in the Receiving Hospital was
placed on file. Captain Stone denied the
charges of ill treatment and said that Mrs.
Kerrigan was drunk when taken into the
tsratnm'i ■ * - ■ ■ - • m * .
There is an article on the market seldom
equaled and never excelled— Jesse Moore Whis
ky* ilowclluuiit'o. guarantee its purity.*
MARBLE FOR THE WALLS
A New Scheme to Construct
Buildings of That
THE AFFILIATED COLLEGES.
The Faculty Is Considering Plans
for Their $250,000
It is among the possibilities of the im
mediate future that the affiliated colleges
of the State University will have a marble
The last Legislature appropriated a quar
ter of a million dollars to the building of
the affiliated colleges to be erected in this
City ; and, though no site has as yet been
secured, the joint committee of the sev
eral faculties has had several building
plans and designs up for consideration.
Among them was one for a marble struc
The plans so far have been merely sug
gestive, including that of J. C. Pelton for a
marble building. The only thing of the
kind in the State is the Stockton Public
Library, the exterior appearance of which
is that of solid marble.
The question as to whether a marble
building can be constructed at reasonable
cost Architect Pelton thinks has been
satisfactorily answered in the Stockton
structure, to which reference is made. It
is claimed that the method of construction
invented by Mr. Pelton has solved the
problem of cost, durability and strength,
combined with external beauty. The walls
are of brick and steel, with a marble
veneering, as it were, two inches thick on
"When the twenty-eight plans for the
Stockton library were submitted those for
the marble building were looked on with
uncertain eyes. The trustees liked the idea
of the marble, but were timid about ac
cepting the plans, as the system was new
and untested. Governor Budd, who was
chairman of the trustees, was instrumental
in overcoming the opposition to the '"rvew
idea," and the plans were accepted. The
building was erected and is one of the
handsomest structures of the State. It
cost $50,000, which it is estimated is 20 per
cent cheaper than that of a marble build
ing of the same dimensions constructed on
the old system.
According to Mr. Pelton the system of
construction ha? many advantages. A
wall fourteen inches thick is sufficient for
a building of rive stories in height. The
I steel frames, as well as the outside marble
I slabs, give the same strength as three or
| four feet thickness of brick. At intervals
: between the steel frame work are slotted
cleats, which extend four or five inches be
yond the brick. In these are set the marble
slabs, the joints being filled tight and
smooth. Between the brickwork and the
marble exterior there is an interstice of
two inches, which, it is claimed, acts as a
protection against dampness, heat, cold
I and tire. There is a free circulation of air
! between the marble and brick. Among
the other advantages claimed for the new
system of construction is that of economy
in space. Where real estate and walls are
high the difference between walls
fifteen inches and forty-two inches
in thickness is appreciable. It is
estimated that in the Crocker building
there is 16 per cent loss in space and in the
Mills building 12 percent. The new sys
tem would save from one-third to a half,
depending on the height of the structure.
With a rent roll of $.0,000 the difference
would equal $1100 or $1200.
The exterior of a building constructed
on this system is tljtt of solid marble, and
in durability it is claimed to be equal. If
a slab should become injured in any way
it can be taken out and replaced at small
expense, leaving the surface the same as
Those who have looked into the matter
are convinced that it will have a revolu
tionary bearing on the architecture of the
future. For public buildings it subserves
the ends of strength and beauty, and ac
complishes an immense saving in wall and
The faculties of the affiliated colleges are
much impressed by the idea of a marble
building, and their further investigation
of the proposition will be attended with
AN OLD MARINER DEAD.
Nicholas Bichard, the Eccentric Hulk-
Owner, Died at Tiburon Tester
Old Captain Nick Bichard died at his
hulk-home and among his fleet of super
annuated craft at Tibnron yesterday morn
He was a native of the English Channel
islands, and came to San Francisco early
in the fifties. He made money in Govern
ment contracts and supplying vessels with
coal, also in the codfishing business, send
ing many schooners to the Northern Pa
cific for that object.
His fortune gradually slipped away from
him through bad management, and of late
years he owned only the old hulks that lie
decaying on the beach at Tiburon.
He had a mania for buying old vessels,
which soon became unserviceable and
were towed to his boneyard for dead ships.
Among them was the ancient brig Tropic
Bird which be had partially changed into
a house and which was his residence, or
flagship as he called it. There were also
the Constitution, San Luis, Remijo, Don
Adolpho, Don Carlos and the Don
Nicholas, named after himself.
The old man was a familiar figure in
Sausalito and was liked by all who knew
him. He was a welcome visitor to yachts
men, who enjoyed his q_uaint tales'of the
sea and his hospitality in return for their
kindness to him. His death will be sin
cerely mourned by the many who came in
contact with the kindly old man.
There is certainly no baking powder so
well known and generally used as the
Royal. Its perfect purity, as well as its
superiority in leavening power, are matters
of fact no longer disputed by honest deal
ers or makers of other brands.
Judge Hunt Grants a Motion for a
New Trial and Gives His
Judge Hunt yesterday granted a motion
for a new trial fn the case of Lewis D.
Wallenstein against Achille Roos and in
doing so gave his reasons therefor in a
long opinion. The case is one which has
been pending in the courts for some time
and several months ago the plaintiff re
covered judgment for $694.
Wallenstein was a cleric in the employ
of Roos Brothers, and in his cornnfaint
stated that Achille Roos had accused him
ot stealing $1 and had detained him until
he pavp up $500. Roos, he said, afterward
had him arrested, but on trial he was
acquitted. In hie answer the defendant
averred that Wallenstein had openly ad
mitted having robbed the firm of money
and had agreed to pay back $500 and also
to leave the State. He did leave, but re
turned and was arrested.
In granting the motion for a new trial
Judge Hunt says that the testimony of
seven witnesses tended to establish the
guilt of Wallenstein and two of them had
actually caught him in the act of embez
zling. If he had noi been guilty, the court
says, it is not likely that he would have
paid over $500 and thereafter rested under
the stigma of being a thief; neither would
he have left the State. Under these cir
cumstances his Honor could not sustain
the verdict in favor of the plaintiff.
A JURY SECURED.
Twelve Men Who Will Try McGaughey
for the Killing of Dr.
The examination of talesmen to secure a
jury for the trial of J. D. L. McGaughey,
charged with the murder of Dr. Plouf, was
resumed in Judge Belcher's court yester
day morning. When the court adjourned
on Thursday ten jurors had been secured
and the other two were obtained by noon
yesterday. Following are those who will
have the fate of the prisoner in their hands :
G. H. Jeffrees, A. G. Martin, E. W. Skel
ton, William McPhun, Arthur McQuade,
E. M. Allen, John Schussler, John Man
derson, John Colenian, Alexander P. Boyd,
Jonn Gatts and P. E. O'Hara.
After the jury had been secured, Judge
Belcher announced his intention of ad
journing his court until Monday so that
he could have the courtroom properly
ventilated. He said that foT months past
the room had been unfit for use owing to
the foul air which ascends through the
ventilators from the dark, damp basement
of the City Hall. Jurors had complained
to him of the draughts and foul air, and
he was unwilling to ask them to risk their
lives by sitting in the room.
He added that he had already asked the
City Hall Commissioners to remodel the
ventilating system, but they had not done
so, and he would ask no more from them.
Instead, he said he would make a per-
THE OLD BELLIGERENT SCOW DAKLINOTON, DISABLED BtTT
HUNTING MORE TROUBLE.
[Sketched /or the "Call" by Coulter.]
emptory order that the Sheriff put the
courtroom in proper condition.
The taking of testimony in the Mc-
Gaughey case will begin "on Monday at
10 a. m.
A LODGE FOR THE PARK.
It Is Designed in Rough Uncut
Stone in the Old Eng
Commissioner Austin Says It Will
Be an Ornament to the
The Park Commissioners have almost
determined to build a comfortable stone
lodge opposite the present building.
"This is an old subject," said Commis
sioner Austin, yesterday, "though we seem
nearer our object than ever before. No one
will dispute the assertion that the present
headquarters of the Commissioners is a dis
grace to the City. The secretary is forced
into a little, stuffy room, poorly lighted,
while the Commissioners' room is practi
cally unfit for use. The present building
has been patched and added to, until it is
almost impossible to tell where the original
"The next meeting of the Park Commis
sioners win decide the matter, though I
am inclined to think that work on the
lodge will begin in a few weeks. We pro
pose to build a handsome stone structure
costing probably $20,000 or $25,000. As
near as possible we will build it on lines
patterned after the old English lodge in
"This, I think, will produce a very pleas
ing effect. The new lodge will be built
just opposite the present structure, the
reason of this change being that the cold
westerly winds will be partly cut off.
'"The office part of the building will be a
one-story affair, neatly iinished in oak.
The rear, connecting of course with the
office part of the building, will be two
stories high, making a nice comfortable
home and giving plenty of room to the
superintendent and his family. You may
say that if the new park lodge is built it
will be a beauty from an architectural
KENNARD TO RETIRE
T. M. Fernandez Succeeds to His Posi
■ ition in the Department.
George W. Kennard, second assistant
chief engineer of the Fire Department,
will be placed on the retired list at half
pay on July 1, at his own requtst. He is
66 years of age, and first went into the de
partment twenty-fonr years ago as a fire
man, rising through the various grades to
his present position.
T. M. Fernandez, who has served as re
lief engineer for a !<> n X time, has been
chosen by the Commissioners to sncceed
Kennard. He has been in the department
sixteen years, and has a good record.
No agency has had more influence in
beneficially affecting the health and com
fort of the people than Royal Baking Pow
AROUND THE WATER FRONT
The Old Scow-Sloop Darling
ton the Heroine of Many
STILL AFTER MORE BAY ROWS.
A Number of Outward Bound Ves
sels Driven Back by the
It was reported here yesterday that the
schooner Norma, owned by S. P. Petersen,
32 California street, had gone ashore and
was lost near Natividad, Mex. This was
one of the small vessels that rode out the
gale that overcame the Colima. Her
owner has received no news of the loss
and does not place much faith in the
The scow-sloop D. N. Darlington, the
oldest and toughest craft on these waters,
had her thirtieth — or fortieth — collision
yesterday morning. So hardened is she
in her fights with other vessels that a little
thing like the loss of a mast or bowsprit is
only a mere scratch. Whenever she gets
run into and smashed up^she simply limps
off to some repair-yard and comes back as
good as new.
She is in the lumber trade, because she is
so old that any other load would fall
through her bottom. For many years she
has been pushing her blunt homely nose
up and down the sloujrhs bordering San
Francisco Bay, and from Black Point to
Hunters Point she has had rows with tugs
schooners, mud-diggers, piledrivers. float
ing logs and other scows. The ferry-txmts
fear her. and she even assaults a big ship
now and again. Sometimes she gets a
kick at the wharfs and rakes a few piles out
of their places. Nothing that floats can
conciliate this terror of the bay when she
starts out seeking a fipht.
She was built at Vallejo about forty-five
years ago and named after Admiral Dar
lington. Notwithstanding lier many en
gagements she is a solid oak craft, and is
good for many more bay fitrhts.
Yesterday the tug Annie, which has
often been obliged togive the scow plenty
of way, caught her moored at the outer end
of Washington-strest wharf and jammed
into her with terrific force, snapping the
bowsprit off clean to the hull. The tug
was also badly damaged. The skipper of
the disabled vessel didn't swear or make
other marine vocal noises, but simply
asked the tug captain if that was ttie best
he could do. Then the crew rigged the
broken spar in, tied it up with ropes, cast
off the lines and went down the bay, the
disabled bowsprit springing up to the pull
of the rusty jib, and the distant hills show
ing through the thin old canvas of the
When last seen she was making her way
lively toward a big iron ship with a bone
in her teeth and blood in her eye.
The old bark G^rmania went to sea yes
terday morning and returned to Sausalito,
her skipper not wishing to tempt the 50
--mile wind that was humming around
Point Lobos. The schooners Oriole and
Wing returned from outside yesterday,
having lost several spars in the stiff breeze.
The bark Theobald arrived, twenty days
from Cooks Inlet, with 600 tons of coal for
the North Pacific Mining and Transporta
tion Company, being the product of a new
mine under process of development in that
It is reported that Shipping-master L. A.
Rickoff will retire from the Shipowners'
Association next month and his place will
be taken by H. G. Way, who has been
gradebook clerk in the institution. A
deputy United States Shipping Commis
sioner will be again attached to the office
of the association. He will assist in the
making of shipping contracts on board
Hereafter the Quarantine Officer of this
port will not have the privilege of treating
medically the sailors of British vessels
here. Quite an extensive private practice
has come to that official through his privi
lege of boarding incoming ships, but a
decree has gone forth from English ship
owners at home that the men in their
vessels will, in the future, have the attend
ance of an English physician, who will
dose them in the approved British Ad
Articles of incorporation oi the Knights of
Pythias Burial Association of San Francisco
were filed with the County Clerk yesterday.
It is the purpose of the association to maintain
a cemetery in San Mateo County. The directors
are S. W. Powell, Lee F. Russell, Thomas
Clark, Willis W. Williams, Francis Atkinson,
Thomas Maguire and George F. Lang
The Hollister Storage Coinpauy has also
been Incorporated, wiih a capital stock of.
$50,01)0. Directors: William Pfilmtag, H. W.
Xenbauer, Charles P. Leege, Simon Anspacher
and A. Tonn.
THEIR CONTRACT MARRIAGE.
One of Mr. Moxley's Widows Tells of
Her Married Life.
In the contest over the estate of the late
pioneer, John S. Moxley, between the two
women who claim to he his widows. Mrs.
Elizabeth W. Harrington, one of the con
testants, admitted under cross-examina
tion yesterday in Judge Hebbard's court
that she had been married to Moxley by
contract, they having entered into the
agreement in Aueust, 1863. No ceremony
had ever been performed between them,
but the contract had been witnessed by
Mrs. O'Connor and Mrs. Bowers, a servant.
She and Moxley had always mingled their
funds together "as husband and wife.
When she came to San Francisco to live
she said that she had saved alxiut $8000.
Of this she had deposited half in bank and
the other half she kept in a tin box in the
house. The cross-examination of the wit
ness was exhaustive and tedious, and the
trial promises to drag out a long existence
yet in the courts.
NEW TO-DAY— AMUSEMENTS.
rRICDLAnOLR.<K>TTLOD« cp- LtSt9«»t«maa&>"
IF " TO
j BEAUTIFUL AUDIENCE :
COME THIS AFTERNOON TO SEE *
The Magntlicent Play in Four Acts.
The Entire Frawley Company in the Cast
The Same Popular Price*
Night, 18c, 25c, 50c. 75c; Matinee, 15c, 25c, 50c.
The Funniest of All Comedies,
NANCY & CO."
Of San Francisco,
ASSISTED BY THE PROFESSIONAL
TALfaNT FROM THE
and CIRCUS ROYAL.
RESERVED SEATS 81.00
Now on sale at 'he Box-office of the Columbia
Theater, or at the Club Rooms, Thurlow Block.
Mss. Ebnjlstink KxiaiNo Proprietor & Managas
"WE HAVE HIT 'EM AGAIN !"
EVERY EVENING !
THE FARCICAL OPERA THAT PLEASES AH.
H. Grattan Donnelly's
YOU "WANT TO SEE IT !
NEW SONGS! NEW DANCES!
The Most Melodious Opera Ever Written, ■
Popular Prices— 2sc and sOc.
The Handsomest Family Theater! n America.
WALTER MOROCCO.... soIe Lessee and aianagv
THIS EVENING AT 8.
SECOND WEEK AND GREAT SUCCESS
Of the Author- Actor,
" WALTER SANFORD — » .-
In His Great Scenic Melodrama,
"THE STRUGGLE OF LIFE!"
Evasive* Pricks— 2sc and 800.
Family Circle and Gallery, 10c.
Matinees Saturday anct Sunday.
O'FarreU Street, Between Stockton and Powell.
MATINEE TO-DAY (SATURDAY) JUNE 15,
Parquet, any seat, 25c; Balcony, any seat, 10c;
Children, 10c, any part of the house.
Last Night and Two Matinees of
Great and Increased Popularity of
GILBERT and GOLDIE,
O 1 DELL and PAGE,
And a Great Vaudeville Company.
And Venetian Water Carnival,
Comer Eddy an<*. Mason streets.'
CLIFF PHILLIPS Proprietor and Manager.
TO-NIGHT-And Balance of We«k,
BENEFITS TO THE SURVIVING SEA-
MEN OF THE WRECKED COLIMA.
REPRODUCTIONS FROM THE WRECK
By the Following Members of the Crew:
Albert Carpenter. Ramon Aviles
end Thomas Fries.
Note Prices: Evening— Parquet and Dress
Circle, Reserved, 25c and 60c.
Saturday and Sunday Matinees— Parquet, Chil-
dren, 15c; Adults, Sis&
HAWAIIAN NATIONAL BAND
Sunday, June 16, From 1 to 6.
Prices 25c and 10c. Farewell concert.
RUNNING <d&&k~> RUNNING
•RACES! <^^^S^v RAGES
CALIFORNIA JOCKEY CLUB RACES,
SPRING M EETINGI
BAY DISTRICT TRACK.
Races Monday, Tuesday. Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday— Rain
or Shine. HBiiH
Five or more races each day. Races start at 2 :30
p. M. sharp. McAllister and Geary street cars paw
PICNICS AND EXCURSIONS.
THE POPULAR BAY RESORT,
NOW OPEN EVERY SUNDAY DURING
Music, Dancing. Bowling,' Boating, Fishing and
Other Amusements. Refreshments at City Prices.
Pare, round trip, 25c; children, 15c, including
admission to grounds.
THE IS iEAMEB URIAH
Will leave Ttburon 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 6:00 p. V. .
T EAVINO SAN FRANCISCO JULY 9. RE-
XJ turning July 30. For reduced rates and in-
formation address Rev. Henry H. Rice, 1054 Kirk-
ham street, Oakland, Cal.