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CONVENTION FACILITIES OF SAN FRANCISCO
for a Vast Throng
NO SWELTERING NIGHTS.
Railroads Can Transport All
the Delegates and Spec
tators on Time.
WIRE SERVICE SUFFICIENT.
The Journey Across the Mountains
Will Instruct and Delight
The facilities possessed by San Francisco
for taking care of vast throngs of people
are not'doubted" by any one wao surveys
i he field of accommodation. In the line
of hotel convenience only two cities in
the United States surpass San Francisco,
nnd these two are New York and Chicago.
The quality of accommodations afforded
is just as good in San Francisco as can be
found anywhere else. New York has more
hotels, ana can therefore shelter a iarger
number of persons than the hostelries of
this City can accommodate, but the ac
commodations are not superior to those
When it comes to providing meals for a
multitude, tan Francisco is not behind
any Eastern city. The restaurant facili
ties of this town are unsurpassed. The
quality of food served is first class, The
service prompt and excellent, and prices
are so moderate that New York and Chi
cago people wonder at the cheapness.
The favor which the candidacy of San
Francisco has already enlisted has caused
some of the newspapers of the East to ei
press a doubt as to the ability of the City
to care for the multitude. The point is
raised that hotpl accommodations are in
sufficient, and it is further asserted that
transportation facilities are inadequate
and telegraph communication is uncer
tain. The objections surely emanate from
persons who arc not enlightened, because
the facts warrant the assertion that all the
facilities required are available. None of
the objections pointed out really exist.
No one is better qualified to judge of the
hotel conveniences of San Francisco than
George B. Warren, assistant manager of
the Palace. He has lived here for twenty-
Eii years an' knows the capacity of local
caravansaries for affordint: shelter to
travelers. Replying to questions on be
half of the Call he said yesterday that the
principal hotels of San Francisco could
easily entertain all the people that a Na
tional convention would brinsi to the City.
"Apart from New York and Chicago,"
said Mr. Warren, "San Francisco is one of
the best equipped cities in the world for
taking care of visitors. The hotels are es
pecially adapted for the uses of convention
delegates. There is a concentration of
leading houses that must prove highly con
venient. Tjie accommodations offered are
fully up to the modern standard. As for
supplying people with food in restaurants
neither Chicaso nor New York is ahead of
this City. If it became necessary San
Francisco could easily shelter in leading
hotels and boarding-houses 8000 people
over and above the ordinary volume of
local requirement. Aside from this an im
mense number of people could be pro
vided for in rooms outside of the hotels.
The capacity of the restaurants is so great j
that no question could arise in this regard, j
The accommodations of the leading ho
tels are first class and not excelled any
Major W. B. Hooper, lessee and man
ager of the Occidental Hotel, expressed
views similar to those entertained by Mr.
"There is no question," said Major
Hooper, "of Ban Francisco's ability to take
care of all the people who would come here
to attend the convention, and as for rates,
I am satisfied that an agreement could be
reached to make them moderate.
"In hotel accommodations the City is
exceptionally well equipped. We have,
aside from the leading hotels, a great num
ber of very large and well-conducted
boarding-houses close to the center of busi
ness activity. Californians have been
dominated so long by the independence of
servants that thousands of families have
abandojied housekeeping to board, and as
a result elegant lodging-houses, with all
modern conveniences of comfort and many
luxurious accessories, have been con-
"If we nhouid organize as we did when
making preparations to receive the Grand
Army of the Republic, accommodations
for 12,000 visitors coula be readily ob
tained, and thi3 would by no means repre
sent the capacity of the City to entertain
etrangera. The equipment of our leading
hotels is first class and second to none In
the country. The Eastern idea that our
hotel facilities are meager is absurd.
"This City is away ahead of Baltimore,
Under this brand are the
"FINEST BEYOND QUESTION,"
Notwithstanding the advertise-
ments of rival factories.
HARBURGER, MOMAN & CO., New York,
H. LEVI&CO., 117-119 Market St.,
Cincinnati and St. Louis. The delegates
to the convention will have no trouble in
getting first-class accommodations in San
Francisco, and I am sure that the Hotel
Association, of which Mr. Thorn is presi
dent, would agree to make a very reason
able rate for convention guests."
When J. A. Fillmore, general superin
tendent of the Southern Pacific, was told
that the Eastern papers were saying that
the railroad facilities between the Missouri
River and the Pacific Ocean were inade
quate and could not accommodate the
travel incident to a National Convention
in San Francisco, he replied without hesi
tation that the Southern Pacific had all
the facilities required. "We can take care
of all the passengers they bring to us,"
said Mr. Fillmore.
"If 10,000 passengers from the East
should come to you within a week, could
you transport them to San Francisco?"
"Wecould haul all of the cars coming to
us and the equipment could remain here
to be used in sending the travelers home.
The transportation facilities for holding a
National convention in San Francisco are
fully adequate. Of course passengers
would not ali came by the one central
route. Trains of the northern and southern
lines would carry quite a number of dele
gates. In the summer time there is not
the slightest danger of delay by storms in
In regard to Associated Press work the
agent in this City, Mr. Dunning, holds that
all the proceedings of the convention could
be promptly and accurately reported in
San Francisco. Extra stenographers and
reporters would be necessary, but there
would be time to engage in advance all the
force required to perform the increased
M. G. Jonas, Pacific Coast manager of
the United Press, is confident that the
service of collecting the news and placing
the copy in the hands of operators could
be performed as speedily and as accurately
in Pan Francisco as in New York or Chi
cago. It 'would be necessary to engage
extra men to report convention proceed
ings, but time to make the engagements
I would of course be afforded.
L. W. Storror, superintendent of the
j Postal Telegraph Company, was asked
; what he thought of the telegraphic facili
j ties of San Francisco and whether they
were adequate for the transmission of
National convention reports. In reply he
| said: "The wires have transmitted from
| Chicago and Minneapolis tn the San Fran
cisco dailies the most elaborate reports.
j These proceedings covered many pages of
| the dailies. Is it not reasonable to sup
pose that reports of equal magnitude can
be sent from this Chy East? Since the
last convention was held the facilities of
j the Postal Telegraph Company have been
"In my opinion," said Mr. Storror, "the
telegraphic facilities are ample. The in
creased rate may diminish the volume of
i special business, but even with the ordin
[ ary demand for specials, I think the two
companies — the Western Union and our
own — could take care of all that would
come to us. This idea which seems to ex
ist in the East that telegraphic service to
San Francisco is in danger of being cut off
by storms in the mountains comes from
people who know nothing of the coast.
But what can you expect of the people of
the East when it comes to knowledge of
the country out here? Why, even the
President of the United States has never
i been further West than Chicago."
F. H. Lamb, assistant manager of the
Western Union, said the company could
handle an immense volume of business.
The danger of the communication being in
terrupted by storms in the mountains did
not exist. The most elaborate Associated
Press reports could be readily transmitted,
and facilities could be offered for extended
special reports. The difference of time
(two hours to Chicago and three to New
York) would require the early filing of
Manager Thorn of the Grand Hotel is
president of the San Francisco Hotel Asso-
I ciation. He was asked his opinion of a
i recent article in the Washington Post
| which speaks in a slighting manner of con
j vention facilities in San Francisco. Mr.
i Thorn saia: "We have 160 hotels and
| lodging-houses in San Francisco. No town
in the United States except Chicago is bet
tor off for convention facilities than this
City. The capacity of the large hotels is
very great and the well-appointed family
hotels which have been built during the
past six years will accommodate a large
number of guests. We have taken care of
everything in the way of National assem
blies which have come to us, and taken
care of the visitors in good style.
"All the hotel men wonlu sign an agree
ment not to advance rates. We signed
seven years ago and three years ago. We
came very close to getting the Republican
convention once. This time we may get it.
The only thing we have to contend against
is distance. I had a long talk with Steve
B. Elkins a few days ago and he said that
the long travel would be the chief objec
tion to San Francisco. In the coming con
test St. Louis will be our leading rival.
This time Chicago is not going to the
front. The impression is widespread that
Chicaeo has had consideration enough."
"If we get one National Convention,"
said Manager Thorn, "we will get both.
This will follow in the natural logic of
politics. We will have no trouble what
ever in finding good accommodation for
all who can come. I will state this now:
I will give to the San Francisco promoters
of the convention enterprise apartments
free for a committee on rooms. A com
mittee cm find rooms for 8000 visitors and
a messenger can be sent out to show each
comer the room assigned to him."
F. 0. Stanton of the Baldwin knows the
hotel business well and is familiar with the
capacity of San Francisco inns. He is
positive that the leading hotels on Market
and Montgomery streets would be able to
take care of nearly all the delegates and
spectators of a National Convention in this
City. The Palace could take 1000 guests
without inconvenience, and the Baldwin
500 more. The Occidental, California,
Grand, Lick and Russ could provide ac
commodations for many others. "These
hotcis, together with the boarding-houses
of high class, could shelter 8000 visitors.
Yet if 4000 should come, nearly every one
would call that number a great crowd"."
The article printed in the Washington
Post yesterday remarks that "careful cora
mitteemen have weighed the distance to
the Pacific Coast, the meager railroad
facilities, the cost of transportation for
delegates and inadequate means of tele
The distance to San Francisco is well
known, but when one gets aboard of a
Pullman or a Wagner car after having
made preparations for a journey of 1000
miles, it is not a great hardship to stay
aboard the train three or four days longer.
As to the cost of transportation San Fran
cisco may devise some plan by which ob
jection on this score may be removed. As
to railroad facilities they are ample, and
as for the telegraphic service tiie wires ci
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 1895.
the Western Union and Postal Telegraph
Company can transmit full reports of the
None of the objections urged against San
Francisco, excepting perhaps the distance,
should in the slightest degree influence the
committee, and there is a strong sentiment
all over the country that time spent in
crossing the continent and viewing the
magnitude of the United States west of the
Missouri River would not be wasted.
San Francisco possesses many delightful
advantages for a convention. The tem
perature of summer weather is agreeable.
Tun atmosphere is tempered with breezes
from the ocean, which impart vigor and
animation to the fourist. There will be no
sweltering hot days and oppressive nights
to endure. The interior conveniences of
travel in San Francisco are excellent. Cable
and electric cars carry passengers speedily
fiom the resident quarters of the City to
the center of business. Last, but not least,
San Francisco is one of the great cities of
the world and should be visited by every
American who can get the time and money
GEORGE H. ROE'S ESTATE.
It Is Appraised at Over Two Hundred
The estate of George H. Roe, who up to
the time of his death was manager of the
Edison Electric Light and Power Com
pany, has been appraised at a total of
$216,522 11. The inventory shows that
most of Roe's estate was included in elec
tric-light stock. He had shares in most
every company of any size in the vicinity
of the City.
Amongthe items of stock are :
Seventy-live shares of San Jose Light and
Power Company, appraised at $3000; 20,900
shares of Electric Engineering Company, ap
praised at $25,000; 86 shares of Edison Light
and Power Company, appraised at $8424; 1
share of California Electric Light and Power
Company, appraised at $25; 17% shares of
Edison Light and Power Company, apDraised
at $1721 ; 10 bonds of Edison Light and Power
Company, appraised at $11,050.
There are also 100 shares of Sperry Elec
tric Light and Power Company, which are
appraised as being of no value. The estate
also includes $6366 77 in cash and real es
tate valued at $72,833.
DENIES THE ALLEGATION
Juror Rulofson Declares Mrs.
John Martin's Charges
to Be False.
Wants Criminal Proceedings Either
Against the Lady or Against
Alfred C. Rulofson, foreman of the jury
in the recent Martin will contest, yester
day made the following statement regard- j
ing charges published in \ the daily press
on the authority of Mrs. John Martin,
through her attorney, J. C. Bates:
It Is stated that Mr. Patrick Cody refused to
act as foreman of the jury. That is false. He
was nominated and elected foreman. On the
first ballot ten jurors pronounced the will a
forgery, j They wrote out the verdict and de
manded that the foreman sign it. This he 're
fused to do, as he did not concur in it, and a
i deadlock ensued. He was - then asked to re
sign as foreman, which he did. I was elected
foreman in his place and ordered another bal
lot. The result i was the game as at first, and I
immediately signed the verdict and brought
It into court.
It is charged by Mrs. John Martin, through
her attorney. J. C. Bates, that money was used
with the ten jurors, and all are accused of hav
ing accepted bribes. This is false in every par
ticular, so far as I know and believe.
It is particularly charged that Arthur
Rodgers called at my house on the evening of
the last day of the trial, and then and there
bribed me with a large amount of gold coin;
also that I made a statement to that effect to
Mr. Bates. -.-.V-.-.
. The charge and statement are unqualifiedly
false. 1 uever exchanged a word with Mr.
Rodgers in my life till to-day. I then called
on him to deny that I ever made any statement
to the effect that he or any one else connected
with the case had called on me or attempted to
influence me in auy manner.
The first knowledge I had of anything of the
kind was when • I received a letter from Mr. I
Bates as follows: - -
Law Office of J. C. Bates, ■)
434 California Strkbt. >■
San Francisco, May 30, 1895. ) ;
A. C. Sidofson Sr., £s?.-Jlt Dear Sir: Some
new developments of what took place during the
trial of the Henry Martin will case are about to
take place, and 1 would like to see; you before the
matter Is made public. • Yours respectfully,
•■ , • ■- ■ - '-. ■ v J. C. Bates.
. To that letter I replied by mail that owing
to a press of business I was unable |to call on :
him, that the matter was of no interest to me
and that so far as I was concerned nothing had ;
transpired which might not be given the !
utmost publicity. To this letter Mr. Bates ;
made no reply. , ■ < ■ ■ '
It is also untrue that E. B. Pond has any ,
oi ever had any connection or does any .busi- i
ness with the firm of Baker & Hamilton, with!
which I am associated. ;■
■ It is also untrue that Henry Barman, one of
the ten accused jurors, is now or ever was in
the employ of Baker &. Hamilton.-
The jury was influenced solely by the evi
dence in the case, and notwithstanding the
fact that Grove L. Johnson had stated that in !
case we brought -. in a verdict 'against the will \
the District Attorney, if he did his duty, would
be obliged to proceed against Mrs. John Martin
for ' forgery we reached our decision. ; This i
phase ;of the case was discussed at length in
the jury room. We ■ cama .to the conclusion
that Mrs. John Martin had merited such pros
ecution and rendered a verdict accordingly. « | I
The matter has also been recently called to •
the attention of the District Attorney, and .we'
await his action with • considerable interest. ; I i
wrote him to-day, stating that in any case a
crime had Taeen committed and asking him to
proceed against the guilty; party, whether it
was Mrs. John Martin or the jurymen.
; > - ' ■ - - - A. C. BTOOrsoK,
MEMORY OF BUNKER HILL
Successful Celebration of the
Anniversary at Glen
THREE THOUSAND PARTICIPATE
Patriotic Speeches. Telegrams and
the Decoration of a Mimic
The celebration yesterday at Glenwood
Park, in the Santa Cruz Mountains, in
honor of the one hundred and twentieth
anniversary of the battle of Bunker Hill,
was a great success. The Bunker Hill As
sociation of this City and the Ancient
Order of Foresters joined in the celebra
tion, and their united efforts brought 3000
people to the pretty little valley among the
Two special trains left the foot of Market
street yesterday morning at 7 :45 and 8:45
o'clock, respectively. Each carried twelve
cars and both were crowded to the doors.
A third train transported the contingents
from San Jose and surrounding towns.
The trains from this city moved slowly
and the noon hour had arrived before
Glenwood was reached. Then the crowd
spread out over the pretty pleasure
grounds, good things were produced from
SDR. O. O. BROWN.
[From a photograph.]
a hundred baskets, and a long hour was
spent in ministering to the needs of the
The literary exercises began promptly at
2 o'clock. An excellent band composed of
Foresters led the music and accompanied
the vocalists. President Badger of the
Bunker Hill Association made a few re
marks, and prayer was offered by the
chaplain of the day. Rev. T. J. Lacy 6f St.
Luke's Church. Professor E. Knowlton
read a congratulatory telegram sent by the
local association to the parent organiza
tion in Charlestown, Mass. It was as fol
San Francisco, June 17, 1895.
To President Lincoln, Charlestown, Matt.: Bun
ker Hill monument! Beacon-light of American
freedom ! Its immortal radiance spans the con
tinent! Heartiest greetings of fraternal patriot
ism froir loyal descendants of the men of
Bunker Hill, celebrating at the Golden Gate,
to their noble brethren of the old Bay State.
God bless our native land.
William G. Badger,
President Bunker Hill Association of San
A reply to the dispatch was received and
read as follows:
Charlestown, June 17, 1895.
William 0. Badger, President Bunker Hill
Association, San Francisco : The Bunker Hill
Monument Association, assembled at its meet
ing June 17, 1895, sends as greeting to the
Bunker Hill Association of San Francisco the
closing words of Webster, uttered seventy
years ago to-day at the laying of the corner
stone of the monument: "Let our object be
one country, one whole country and nothing
but one country, and by the blessing of God
may that country itself become a vast and
splendid monument not of oppression and
terror but of wisdom, of peace and of liberty,
upon which the world may gaze with admira
-; :.'[-: Frederick W. Lincoln, President.
It had been announced that Joaquin
Miller would read an original poem at the
celebration. Mr. Miller was unable to be
present or to prepare a poem because of
! sickness. Professor Knowlton therefore
read an original production of his own en
titled "The Hills of Fame."
•• Rev. C. O. Brown, pastor of the First
Congregational Church, then delivered the I
oration of the day. He said:
A great monument is the frozen epic of a
heroic past; the granite or marble prophecy of
a majestic future. It tells not only where the
hero died, but where something great began to
live. The world honors no monument which
has not its prophecy as well as its history— its
living testimony as truly as its dead heroes.
Such is the monument ' which marks the
memorable conflict of < Bunker Hill. That
monument stands therewith the approval of
all men, because it marks a contest for human
ity. Bunker Hill monument is not bounded
merely by the iron railing at its base, or by the
I streets of some square in the worthy and his-
I toric city where it stands. I will give you its
| correct boundaries. It is bounded on the north
by the north pole, on the east by the sunrise,
on the south by Cape Horn and on the west by
the day of judgment.
In the guns of that conflict the hopes of man
kind were speaking. What : our fathers did
I there became the heritage not of a colony but of
! a nation — not of a nation only, but of human
ity. , In the agony of that brief battle our Na
; tion was born. Then it was that the National
; spirit appeared. ; . What Thomas" Jefferson said
I in the words of our great charter, that same
; the heroes of Bunker Hill had said in the
: thunder of battle, June 17,1775. [Applause.]
I The ; public is under lasting obligation to this
organization for 'choosing this patriotic day as
i the day which it will honor. ; :
Our fathers staked on the issue •of that con
j flict not only their own lives - and liberties, but
j the priceless ~. achievements -. of - all the ; past.
j Mighty social and civil revolutions, running
I through centuries lead -up to that hour. He
| who has ears to hear can hear on Bunker
ill echoes of the :- lsrealitish revolt against
! Phar'oah. He may hear there again the up
! uprising of the gladiators against Caesar, and
| the thunders of Demosthenes' eloquence
I againt Philip of , Macedon. How many, how
great, how affluent- the streams of the 'past
which contributed to the significance of that
struggle! Miltiades and his 10,000 on the im
: mortal .field of Marathon pressing back the
j Asiatic hordes ■ made . their '■'■ contribution.
j Charles Martel : withstanding Saracenic inva
; sion handed on : his " achievement, without
j which Bunker Hill and American liberty must
j have waited a century; perhaps centuries more.
I Then came that vast movement which broke
the spell of former ecclesiastical and intel
lectual bondage and taught Europe the great
1 lesson that before ■ God. all men jttaad in abac
lute equality. Men awoke to the fact that the
nrst word of the Lord's prayer is big with revo
lution's "Ourt" "Our Father!" "Our Father"
said the noble. "Our Father" prayed the peas
ant. "Our Father" prayed both prince and
peasant. Then if he is tlie father of both, the
prince and the peasant must be brothers. Thus
the Old World on its knees was praying its way
toward Bunker Hill— toward that nobler esti
mate of man which America would give to the
Events had moved on in Englfind, religious
and civil movoments had taught her the worth
and the power of Parliaments as a check to
royal aggression. England had heard the
voices of Pym and Hampden, speaking In the
name of a power greater than ttmtof nobility.
Slie had felt the niightv spirit of Cromwell and
heard the thunder of Marston Moor. Then
England knew that the power of the people
without the throne is mightier than that of
the throne without the people. [Applause.]
She saw the King whom the people hated, over
thrown by the untitled Cromwell whom the
people loved. Then England learned that
what the people really want and agree upon
they can have, in o pite" of Kings. [Applause.]
Mas*>achusetis looked en as Cromwell rost*
up. The colonies were all listening when
Hampden told Parliament that "to resist the
King is sometimes the duty of the citizen."
Massachusetts believed that too. She believed
it when the Pilgrims landed. She believed it
when the foundations of the commonwealth
were laid. She taught it by her firesides.fin her
churches, her schools and her college until
that great day when the voices of her eloquent
sons proclaimed it to the world. Sam Adams,
while still in his teens, said the same thing in
his graduating oration in the very presence of
the royal Governor. Events moved rapidly on.
There were popular gatherings and popular
resolutions. The cradle Liberty was working.
Royal aggression was more and more insolent.
Already the political atmosphere was athrob
with the electricity of coming storms.
Across the sea there were great men who saw
and who affirmed in Parliament the justice of
the American cause. Edmund Burke pro
nounced in her behalf such an oration as Par
liament had never heard before. Charles
James Fox exclaimed: "Open the port of Bos
ton or you wili drive the Americans into re
bellion 1" William Pitt, with splendid elo
quence and real statesmanship, said: "Instead
of exciting unconditional submission from the
colonies we ought to give tnem unconditional
redress." Isaac Barre. in a Parliamentary
speech of great power, characterized the pa
triots as "sons of liberty"— a name at once
adopted by the immortal band which met in
On this side of the sea there were great pa
triots whose eloquence thrilled' the colonies:
James Otis, ardent, able, heroic; John Hancock,
who became the first President of the Conti
nental Congress; John Adams, who was to be
the second President of the United States; Ben
jamin Franklin, a son of Massachusetts and
adopted son of Pennsylvania, whose powerful
pen and voice made him one of the most con
spicuous figures of the revolutionary era!
Patrick Henry of Virginia added bis power
ful voice, saying: "I am no longer a Virginian,
lam an American." But easily chief in this
band of patriot leaders was that son of Massa
chusetts whom Pitt called "the greatest states
man of his age," the man who through all that
stormy period led the counsels of Faneuil Hall,
shaped the colonial legislation and laid the
foundations of the American Congress, the
man who faced the British commander and
forced him to withdraw the troop. 1 * from Boston,
the man under whose splendid leadership that
little New England town became the hope of
the world, the "parliament of man." That
great leader was Samuel Adams. [Applause.]
He foresaw the conflict. He welcomed it.
And now, on the eve of it, history discloses
another immortal name linked with his on
the Committee of Correspondence. It is that
of the young, ardent and lofty Joseph Warren,
whose blood, with that of others, would so
soon consecrate the soil of Bunker Hill, who
fell saying, "It is sweet to die for my country."
The liour had come for the birtti of a new
nation and for the complete establishment of
civil and religious liberty therein.
The hour had come which, iv the presence of
the civilized world, would test the spirit of
those noble men whose defiance of tyranny in
vited the conflict. Sam Adams 'had said:
"Our fathers came here to escape from kings;
let us get along without them. Independent
we are and independent we will be!" lie had
said it and Faneuil Hall had rocked with ap
iilause. Would they stand to it? All the
heroic achievements of the past were vocal
with the great inquiry. The martyr blood of
many aircs — from trie rich fields of Europe, of
Florence, of Cowstance, of Smitnfield— cried
out saying; "O, heroes of the New World,
stand fast I" Into that issue went all the tears
of millions who had sighed for liberty and died
in bondage. Into that issue went all the
martyr blood that had been shed.
Into it the heroic struggles of the
Reformation; into it went Runnymede
and the splenid victories of Cromwell. The
contests of the ages were to be fought over. It
was for that little band on Bunker Hill to say
whether these precious results, slow-maturing
through the ages, should be handed back to
These heroic men answered the question.
They answered for themselves and all man
kind. In the words of Kossuth, they answered
In "a conflict destined to change the character
of human governments and the condition of
tin- human race."
Kings and despots, tyrants and masters
heard the answer, which said "No slaves will
ever answer roll call at the foot of Bunker Hill
monument." [G reat applause.]
And so it came to pass that before the sun
went down on that battlefield a new Nation
had been born.
Congress would assemble: independence
would be declared ; a constitution would issue.
These were necessary formalities. But our Na
tion was born that day when Joseph Warren
and his fellow patriots consecrated wiih their
blood the soil of Bunker Hill.
These are some of the historic elements
which enter into that conflict which con
tribute affluence and significance to the noble
monument which marks the spot where it was
But I have said that every great monument
has its prophecy as truly as its history. What
of the prophecy here? In that day of revolu
tion and prophecy this vast territory had, all
told, less than four millions of people. To-day
sixty-five millions and more! These figures
are the response of humanity to the heroic
baptism of Bunker HilL They do not mean that
the Englishman is unmindful of hj^ native
land, but that he loves liberty. They do not
:nean that the Irishman loved the green fields
of Erin less, but he loved freedom more. They
mean that the dwellers in far-<:ff Norway and
Sweden have heard the invitation of freedom.
They are still coming.
I hear the tread of pioneers,
Of empires yet to be,
The first, low wash of waves where soon
Will roll a mighty sen.
We want them to come — but only on condi
tion that they will love America better than
any other land; that they will defend its insti
tutions against all foes"; that they will honor
the stars and stripes before any other flag.
Yonder, where the Rhine mirrors the crumb
ling ruins of a broken feudalism, and yonder
where the Tiber rolls by the ruined Col.Mseum,
and yonder where the lofty peaks of the Hima
layas lift their white hearts in an Orient sky —
everywhere the story of successful free govern
ment is known. That great fact is John the
Baptist crying in all the wildernesses of human
oppression, "Prepare the way.' 1 Said a petty
Prince of India a few years ago, "Tell the
Queen of England we are willing she should
govern, but only so long as she governs justly."
That was notice duly served on the imperial
crown. That satrap had read, "Governments
derive their just powers from the consent of
A colored preacher whose church was in
process of repairs, and who desired to fresco
the pulpit recess, told his congregation, '"Bred
ren, you'se bleeged to keep on gibbin' and a
Kibbin' till dis yere abcess am fricaseed."
[Laughter.] Tne fresco brush of freedom is on
the ceiling of the world. Kings and thrones
must keep on giving and giving till the whole
concave is covered with the sublime art of
liberty. [Great applause.]
It was no idle boast of William Evarts when
he said, "As Plymouth settlement has been to
the people of the United States, so is the United
States to the futxire of the world." The Italian
patriot. Garibaldi, said truly, "The American
question interests the whole world."
And the day of that vaster triumph of free
institutions oomes on apace. Since Bunker
Hill the world has htard the_ echo of its rhyth
mic and majestic tread. No morning sunrise
lighting up the great monument but traces
anew its prophecy there; no evening glow on
the capstone but foretells the coming glory,
when tyrannies shall cease in the nobler vic
tories of freedom, when injustice shall have
I passed away and universal peace shall have
! begun. It will be the day "when the war
j drum throbs no longer and the battle-flags are
| furled in the parliament of man, the federa
tion of the world." [Prolonged applause.]
The decorating of Bunker Hill Monu
ment followed. A wooden model seven
fee» high was erected in the center of the
pavilion and thirteen little girls represent
ing the thirteen original States marched
j about it and sang patriotic songs as they
hung garlands of flowers about the minia
The girls who participated in the cere
mony vrere: Harriett Gilman Badger,
Daisy Falconer, Katie Biggs, Constance
Cunningham, May Falconer, Mollie Fitz
patrick, Dottie Caswell, Hattie Blundell,
Lizzie Anderson, May Biggs, Edith Mujil
ner, Alice Lowrie and Marie McNulty.
But one accident marred the day. A
little fellow of perhaps 10 years of age got
his arm caught in the gearing of a Firth
wheel swing. The member was badly
crushed, but no bones were broken.
The start for San Francisco was made at
5 o'clock, but on account of slow service
this City was not reached till 9 p. M.
About seven and a half millions of tons
of cool axe annually consumed la London.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Home for the Care of In
ebriates Presented to
A PROTEST AGAINST BURIALS.
The Board's Latest Appointees In
the Police Courts Are to
The City was presented with the Home
for the Care of Inebriates, one lot in the
Western Addition, one in the district
known as Ocean View, and $30,000 in cash
yesterday afternoon at the meeting of the
Board of Supervisors.
Supervisor Taylor stated that he had re
ceived a communication from ex-District
Judge E. D. Sawyer, who desired to ad
dress the board in regard to the Home for
the Care of Inebriates. "In fact," said
the speaker, "he desires to present the
home to the City, and he would like to do
Mr. Sawyer said that he had been depu
tized by his fellow-trustees of the home to
present the property of the home to the
municipality. The trustees wished to per
petuate the home, which had been in ex
istence for thirty-two years, and it had
been decided that there was no better way
to do so than to place It in the hands of the
He read the deed which transfers to the
City the lot on the northeast corner of
Stockton and Chestnut streets, with the
building thereon and its contents, fitted \ip
for the purpose of treating those who are
suffering from dipsomania, the opium
habit, or arc affected with insanity, a lot
near Tenth avenue, in Richmond, and one
in Ocean View, together with $1086 26 in
the Savings and Loan Society, $8046 64 in
the San Francisco Savings Union, and
$10,000 in the People's Home Savings
A condition in the deed is that the pres
ent trustees shall remain on the board of
managers until tne end of the corporation's
life, about eighteen years, but that when
one of the trustees retires or passes away
the vacancy shall be filled by a member of
the City Government, and that the Super
visors shall allow a monthly sum, not ex
ceeding $f»QO, to be used in connection with
what donations are received at the home
to maintain it for the care of the dipso
maniacs, those who have acquired *the
opium or cocaine habit, and those who are
to be temporarily detained pending ex
amination for insanity. The trustees who
are to remain in the management, he said,
would serve without pay.
Mr. Sawyer deposited* the deed with the
clerk and retired, after which the matter
was referred to the Finance and Judiciary
A communication was read inviting the
members of the board to attend a mass
meeting to be held at the corner of
Eighteenth and Folsom streets on the
evening of Tuesday, the 25th inst.
Communications as follows were read:
From Fire Commissioners, referring a commu
nication from John J. Mundwyler stating that
encrine-house 3, on California street, between
Leavenworth and Hyde, encroaches on his lot,
and requesting an acknowledgment of his title
to the land bo encroached upon.
From the Superintendent of Streets, esti
mating the expense of paving certain blocks
on Van Ness avenue wouid be $^8,045 30, ex
clusive of the block between Golden Gate ave
nue and Turk street, the cost of which would
From citizens, calling attention to the occu
pation of Bryant street, between Sixth and
Seventh, as a lumber-yard by the firm of Har
ris, Jones & Co.
In an opinion to the board the City and
County Attorney says:
In my opinion Corbett road, or Corbett ave
nue as it is sometimes called, is a public high
way, fifty feet in width for the entire distance
from the intersection of Douglass and Seven
teenth streets to Casselli avenue. However,
said road is not open to its full width between
those points, being encroached upon by Behr
end Joost between Douglass street anil Clara
avenue, and also at a point just west of Clara
The following petitions and protests
were read by title and referred U> the
From P. Portios offering to submit plans for
a new system of sewerage and for the improve
ment oi Streets and sidewalks.
From property-owners against the construc
tion of a sewer at the crossing of Washington
and Cherry streets. :
From property-owners asking for an appro
priation in the next tax levy for improvement
in street work on Bernal Heights.
From John H. and Fannie Moore for the pay
ment of $1500 for damages to their property
on the west side of Sanchez street through
changing the grade.
From Charles Lampe for $1000 for damages
to his property on Sanchez street caused by
change of grade.
From Frank J. French, executor of the will
of Emily Tracy, for $1500 for damages to prop
erty on the southeast corner of Liberty and
hanchez streets caused by change of grade on
From P. McDonough asking to be appointed
Fiom J. L. Wilson of Berenda, Madera
County, requesting an opportunity to demon
strate the efficiency of his guard for railway
From Frank Murasky requesting that a du
plicate assessment of personal property be de
From the Richmond District Improvement
Association for the passage of an order to pro
vent the further s-aie of lots for burial purposes
in any of the cemeteries in or near the Rich
mond" district, and for placing electric lights
on Point Lobos avenue from Twenty-seventh
avenue to the ocean: also for the" grading,
macadamizing and laying of sidewalks on Cali
fornia street from Central avenue to Twenty
fourth, and a three-inch pi.-.nk walk on Lake
and other streets.
Protest from property-owners against con
structing an ironstone-pipe sewer on the Po
Protest from Alice L. Eastland against the
construction of sidewalks on the east side of
Jones street, between Washington and Jackson.
Petitions from Mary Bailey requesting that
the Superintendent of Streets be instructed to
report to the board immediately on the petition
for the acceptance of Fourteenth street, be
tween Mission and Howard. i
From Hogan & Crummy for permission to
grade, macadamize and curb Thirteenth ave
nue south, between Railroad avenue and M
street south. .
From citizens requesting that no obstacle be
placed in the way of the contractor in blasting
operations on the Pope & Talbot Tract, lying
east of Stanyan street.
From the Merchants' Association requesting
the City to pay one-half the cost, providing
the property-owners will pay for the other
half, for the work of bituminizing every street
between Kearny and Powell; Post street be
tween Kearny and. Montgomery, and to set
forth what proportion the City will pay on
work of this kind. • 3
From the Merchants' Association submitting
specifications for cleaning and sprinkling the
streets during the next fiscal year *"" B mo
From C. E. Grunsky appealing from the
action of the Auditor in refusing to audit
three demands for services as civil engineer.
_From the West of Castro Street Improvement
Club for better protection from fire in Koe
Valley, between Twenty-first and Twenty
sixth and Castro street and Corbett avenue.
irom the Holly Park Improvement Club for
meKXuy^ark.' * 1O ** *•■*»!»«"-
Protest from property-owners against paving
£oe street between Fifteenth and Market and
* ■ From .i Wage- workers' Union requesting
favorable consideration for resolutions regard
ing the sweeping of streets.
From citizens requesting the appropriation
of $10,000 to improve Aita plaza.
'_ From O. Fricot for permission to alter the
W indsor Hotel building, corner of Market and
From Robert Hood of 524 Clementina street
complaining of inadequate supply of water in
that section of the City.
From property-owners requesting that the
City and County Attorney bring suit against
B. Joost and others, who claim ownership of
, From the ! Fairmount Improvement Club, to
place street lights on Chenery street, between
Fairmount and Roanoke.
- From the Park Hill Improvement Club,
against a bulkhead on Broderick and Waller
The Street ' Committee reported in favor
.of appropriating $10,000 in the new tax
levy for the purpose of providing an offi
cial map to replace the one made twenty
five years ago a"d no loncer reliable; that
the claim ol C. E. Grunsky for services as
an engineer be referred to the City and
County Attorney for his opinion; that the
sum of ?30,000 be included in the next tax
levy to biiuminize Van Ness avenue, con
ditional upon the property-owners paying
half of the expense; "that the San Mateo
electric road pay $1323 36, being the 2 per
cent on errors receipts.
The proposed addition to the license
ordinance as reported in last Thursday's
issue of the Call was adopted and passed
The proposition to include $100,000 to
build a home for dipsomaniacs was laid
over for a week, this action being occa
sioned by the gift f the home already
established to the City.
It was resolved that the board meet as a
committee of the whole to-morrow night
to hear bidden tor a franchise for the
cremation of garbage for the next fiscal
V^ Auditor was empowered to audit
and the Treasurer to pay out of the special
fee fund certain bills for stationery for the
Superior courts and departments "
Supervisor Dimond offer., 1 a resolution
ignoring the act of the Legislature author
izing the payment of the claim of J. J.
Conlin for $($1,677 for. street work and the
resolution was adopted, so Conlin is as far
as ever from receiving the money the
Legislature has ordered paid him.
The board decided to incorporate in the
next tax levy the sum of 9116,000 to pay
the salaries of the additional seventy-five
police officers to be added after July f.
The ordinance providing for the change
of grades in the Police Department was
passed to print.
The District Attorney, in a written opin
ion, declared that the latest appoint
the Supervisor-; to the oiiices in the P
Court were entitled to the salary due for
the month of May, and the Auditor was
directed to audit their demands.
A communication from the Mayor was
read. It was in relation to the complaints
made against theSutro railroad company
for the manner ir had lai.l i:s tracks on
Clement street. The .Mayor declared that
the company had followed the grades, and
tluit when the grades are properly cor
rected the company will be ready to do its
share in making the thoroughfare what it
Mayer Sutro expressed a desire to retire
and called Supervisor Taylor to the chair,
but before taking it the Supervisor stated
that the Auditor bad e:dlod his attention
to certain strictures in the Grand Jury re
port on the Finance Committee of the
board, based upon something the Auditor
had said before the inquisitorial body. The
Auditor, he said, had informed him that
the Finance Committee he represented was
not the present one. but previous ones.
The following communication was re
ceived by the board and referred :
The attention of this association having been
drawn to the fact that your honomtjle bod; is
about to award com rm-is for Fire, Department
supplies lor the next two years I am instructed
by the hoard ol directors to call your attention
to the fact that many of the sup'pHes required
are manufactured in this State, and to ask
your honorable body, in awarding the con
tracts, t" give |>r<'ft rniet.' to articles of California
manufacture, when <juality and price are
This was signed by the officers of the
California Manufacturers' and Producers'
ALL KINDS OF SPORTING.
Slulverhill and Peppers Are Matched.
The Lovers of Fancy Dogs Dis
cuss Bench Shows.
The Colma Athletic Club matched Mar
tin Mulverhill against Henry Peppers
(colored) last evening for a ten-round con
test, to precede the event of the evening at
its next entertainment. The feature of the
evening's sport will be a finish tight be
tween Mahoney and Anthony of Australia,
and as the boxers are said to be first-class
exponents of boxing, an exciting contest ia
The St. Bernard dog is the dog
nized by all classes of society as the <nost
aristocratic specimen of the canine race,
and, as a result, the members of the St.
Bernard Club believe, and justly, too, that
they should receive particular recognition
from the Pacific Kennel Club. The many
lover 3of fox terriers are in sympathy with
the St. Bernard men, and although their
opinions are, so to speak, within them
selves, it is said that the St. Bernard Club
and the Fox Terrier Club will have much
to say in the management of affairs of the
next show, which, it is presumed, will be
given under the auspices of the Pacific
Kennel Club of this City.
J. G. Barker, who is president of the fit.
Bernard Club, Thomas Watson, a promi
nent member of the Pacific Kennel Club,
and a few other gentlemen interested in
dogs, held an informal meeting last even
ing at a prominent sporting resort on
Kearny street, and the Pacific Kennel
Club's representative acknowledged that
tne admirers of the St. Bernard had much
to say in the future success of bench
shows held in this City. Although
tt will be many months before
another bench show will be held it is only
reasonable to presume, judging from the
present outlook, that the admirers of the
St. Bernard and Fox Terrier clubs will be
a very material acquisitfon to the success
of any bench show on trie Pacific Coast.
The Pacific Kennel Club is, however, in
need of an infusion of new blood, as the
old members have grown rusty and forget
that something more interesting than the
ordinary dog show is now necessary to at
tract public attention. Probably a cat or
pigeon show will be a feature annexed to
tne next exhibition of the Kennel Club.
Mrs. i.:t|>li:iiii<- in Luck.
Belinda Laphame, alias Dr. Goodwin, is again
in luck. Judge Campbell yesterday listened
to the arguments of Prosecuting Attorney
Forbes and Attorney Ferral for the defendant
in the case against her of performing a crimi
nal operation upon Lizzie Hunted and then
rendered his decision. He said that no jury
would convict the defendant, as there was no
corroborative testimony of the girl's story,
■who legally was an accomplice, and he would
therefore dismiss the case.
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