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Tfl'-PAY JULY 9, 1895
Columbia Thkatkb— Senator."
Tivoli Opeha-housi— "Tar and Tartar."
California Theater— "The Old Homestead."
Mobosco'sOi-eba-hocse— "The Prodigal Daugh-
Ori-heum— Array of Novelties.
Alcazar Theater.— "Hamlet."
Bat District Track.—
State Board of Trade Exhibit.— s7s Market
street, "below Second. Open daily. Admission free.
PICNICS AND EXCURSIONS.
Family Excursion to Santa Cruz— Saturday,
By Killtp & Co. -Thursday, July 11-Horsen,
at salesyard. corner Van Ness avenue and Market
streets, 'ai 11 o'clock.
CITY ITEMS IN BRIEF.
Fritz Schee! paid half the dues he owes to the
MusiciaEs' Uniou yesterday.
Rer. G. W. Henning will soon deliver a geries
of kctures on sociological topics.
The money in the United States Mint of this
City has bqe'u counted and found correct.
The Bay Church conference will meet at the
Men's Christian Association building
Yesterday the Pacific Mail steamship Aca
pulco sailed for I'anama with a large cargo and
The lighthouse tender Madrono has gone
north to meet Admiral WaUt-r, chairman of
the lighthouse board.
Secretary Mc< tomb of the Society for the Pre
vention ol Cruelty to Children explains the
6tatus of Mrs. Fiynn's case.
The winns horses at the Bay District yester
day were: O'iitc. Linda Vista filly, Miss Gar
vin, Geld Bug and Kcd Dick.
The will of the Jate James B. Macdqnoueh
was admitted to probate by Judge Troutt, act
ing for Judge Slhck. yesterday.
F. B. Pnllan has resigned his pastorate
cf the Second Congregational Church to ac
. hurge at Providence, R. I.
Tne Stfite appropriation toward the school
fund of This city will enable the department
to pay all t< aehers' salaries in full.
ilngton Frank was yesterday held to
before the Superior Court by Judge
Low on the charge of forgery in $3000 bonds.
Governor Budd presided at the meeting of
te Commissioners yesterday and
made tne proceedings very Interesting to sev
Rev. J. D. Eaton of Chihuahua, Mexico, gave
an address on religious and political institu
tions of Mexico before the Congregational
James Godfrey, a marine fireman, who was
badly bt-aten by Thomas Tracy and F. O'Keefe
lest Friday, is in a critical condition, erysipe
las having set in.
The Bonrd of General Appraisers has held
lie currants imported from Greece, by 3.
L. Jone- it t ■> are not Zante currants and
therefore not dutiable.
.'.quests were held by Coroner Hawkins
Say. A verdict of "suicide" was returned
in four of them, and the other two were given
Chris Fredericks was arrested yesterday on
Dnimm street with a lot of carpenter's touls
which had been taken from a house on Wash
ington street, near Hyde.
The executive committee of the Republican
Stale Central Committee will to-day consider
the Jiomination of Messrs. Foster and Castle as
There was a heated discussion of Calvinism
and kindred doctrines between the conserva
id radical elements of the Presbyterian
rial Union yesterday.
T. \V. Pierson of 113 Fell street swore out a
warrant yesterday for the arrest of C. M. Bald
win on the charge of embezzling a box of car
penter'a toois valued at .? 1-0.
An offer of 100 acres of land has been made
to the Sa;s Francisco Orphanage, but the Indies
hesitate to neetpt the gift because of a heavy
mortgage that must be assumed.
The carhouse of the new Sutro railroad is
rapidly nearing' completion, onJy the roof re
maining «n finished. Mr. Sutro thinks the first
cur v.iJJ be set in motion September 1.
The Manufacturers' and Producers' Associ
ation will soon incorporate. It proposes lo form
ilzations all over the State. Anew con
stitution and by-laws will be voted on next
Joseph Ferris, eh rged with arson in setting
lire to his fruitstore, 217 Scott street, last Fri
day morning, was arraigned before Judge Low
*y, pnd a continuance granted until
There was a clash yesterday between Mayor
Sutro aiid Auditor Broderiok in regard to the
opening of the City Treasury and the counting
ot the cush therein. Some rather warm words
The suit in Judge Troutt's court of the old
he Travelers' Protective Associa
tion, ngainst the holders of the new charter,
lift- '■ .fi. postponed until Friday next at 10:30
nrd .Seh'esinger, who formerly had a
-clothing store on Grant avenue, was ar
ast night on a dispatch from New York
tha: he is wanted there to answer a charge of
grand larce: y.
lit brought by David Jones to recover
'>0 damages for false imprisonment on
a charge of contempt of court, nas been traus
lerred from the courts of Mendocino County
to thase of this City.
The trial of F. D. liprioo, Moses Greenwald,
Max Katzaner and J. 1). Sullivan, charged with
forging Chinese certificates, was set for August
Fudge Morrow in the United States
1 uurt yesterday.
The Han Francisco and SanJoaquin Valley
Railroad Compaay has received bids for grad
ing the first part of the road and for lumber to
build bridges. They will be acted on at the
directors' meeting to-day.
Charles Motler, who has an express wagon
on Mission and Third streets, swore out a war
rant yesterday for the arrest of Henry Bernard
on th-j chere> of stealing his horse and ■wagon,
valued at $250, on May 29 last.
Mr?. Isabella Lodge of Victoria, B. C, wants
the informer's reward for telling about a lot of
opium that came down on the steamer Queen
last year. "She" Ib thought to De Smuggler W.
A. McLean, and an investigation is to be held.
Charles McCauley, 938 Howard street, fell on
a crockery cuspidor last night, breaking It.
and the sharp edges cut the back of his right
hand and wrist so badly as to sever some of the
tendon*, . lie was treated at the Receiving
Work on the construction of the most raag
nitict-nt amphitheater in the world is to Login
shortly on the e*ite of the Midwinter I nir grand
court. It will have a seating capacity of
50,000 ax>4 the bandstand will accommodate
H, I>. HoweH. charged with passing counter
felt dollars, halves and quarters in Stockton, is
another trial. On each of the three
previous occasions on which he was tried the
jury disagreed. liowell's trial will commence
on August 0 next.
The Market-street Cable Company begins
work on a new electric line running along
Point Lobos avenue to the Cliff House. It is
believed the company forfeited its franchise
two yean ago. when it failed to begin work ac
cording to agreement.
The County Central Committee of the Peo
ple's party lias adopted an entirely new plan
of county ami assembly district organization.
The new county committee is to be made up of
144 members in all, eight delegates being from
each assembly district.
In the Board of Supervisors yesterday eight
to gi\e a franchise to the Market-
Railway Company covering three routes to the
.•It, refusing to open the matter to com
petition and (ierliuing to raise the minimum
Bid for the franchise above iJ<SOO.
The body of Willie O'Brien, the match boy
Who fell into the bay last week, was reoovered
off Yallejo street yesterday. The father and
mother of the lad visited the Morgue, and
being HfitUh'ed that the drowning was acci
dental, they waived an inquest.
Habeas corpus proceedings were begun
ay by the highbinder, Charley Hung,
for the possession of Ah tioo, the Chinese (-lave
girl rescued from a Church-alley den by Miss
Williams of the Methodist Mission and the So
ciety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Chil
The lease ot the China Basin was signed yes
terday In the office of the Harbor Commis
sioners, the document being executed by Gov
ernor Budd, Mayor Sutro, Harbor Commi«?sion
ilnoo, Cole and Chadbourne, and .Secre
tary Keegan, for the State, and Robert Walt,
aiuin^ president, and Alexander Mackie, secre
tary, for the Valley road.
The special venire of jnrois ■which will try
Theodor" Durrant before Judge Murphy for the
murder of Blanche Lamont and Minnie Wil
liams, was drawn in Department 3 of the Su
perior Court yesterday by County Clerk Curry.
There are 150 names upon the venire, many of
which are very well known in the City.
Seventy-live are made returnable on July 22,
and seventy-flve on July 23.
SUTRO'S NEW CARHOUSE
The Immense Building Will
Probably Be Completed
IT WILL HOLD SIXTY CARS.
The Road Will Probably Be Open to
the Public by Septem
The Sutro railroad will have one of the
handsomest and best equipped carhouses
in San Francisco when the building now
in course of construction is finished. The
structure is complete except^ nailing on
the shingles, and a score or more of work
men are now engaged in adding this essen
The carhouse of the Sutro company is
situated on the corner of Clement street
and Thirty-second avenue, facing on the
latter. It has a frontage of 100 feet 10
inches, with a depth of 202 feei 10 inches.
Not considering the ventilators, which ex
tend considerably above the main body of
NEW CABHOUSfi OF THE SUTRO RAILROAD.
the building, the latter reaches a height of
2i> feet S inches.
Except in the foundation, wood is the
only material used in the construction of
the building, the plans calling for Oregon
pine. In front, and directly in the center,
handsome offices are built for the use of
superintendent, receivers and clerks. In
the rear of the offices is a luree room, 20x
20, for the exclusive use of motormen and
conductors. In the center of the building
a transfer-table is built, which is fitted up
with the latest appliances for the easy
handling of cars.
Running the entire length of the build
ing are six sets of tracks, capable of hold
ing sixty cars easily, though five or ten
more can be sheltered should the occasion
demand it. In the rear of the building is
a large machine or work room, 30x49 feet.
The plans for the power-house of the
new road have been submitted to Mr.
Sutro and accepted by him. Work will
begin in a few days and pushed rapidly to
its completion. The power-honse will be
built at the Sutro baths, just in the rear of
the system that now furnishes light and
water for the bathhouse.
The Sutro Company has until October
9 to put its first car in motion, but they
hope to have the entire system in oper
ation by the first of September. That is
the way they talk now, and with only the
power-house yet to be built, there is no
reason to doubt their assertion.
"DINK" BARNARD CAUGHT.
A Notorious Eastern Crook
Who Secured His Release
on Straw Bonds.
Committed a Daring Burglary In
Neuburger, Relss & Co.'s
Chief Crowley received a dispatch yes
terday from New York which has given
great satisfaction at police headquarters.
It announced the arrest in that city of
Richard Barnard, alias "Dink" Barnard,
alias George Wilson.
Barnard is an Eastern crook and was one
of the smartest all-round criminals that
ever visited this City. He was only here a
few days when along with Thomas King
and O. P. Moore he committed a most dar
ing burglary that staggered the police.
One morning in the beginning of June,
1803, the wholesale dry-^oods store of Neu
burger, Reiss & Co., 516 Market street, was
entered and several thousand dollars' worth
of stock stolen. The goods were placed in
an express wagon which was in readiness
and the burglars drove rapidly away with
the booty. It was su prosed thai one of
them had secreted himself in the ware
house the previous night before closing
and was, therefore, able to admit his
Barnard, King and Moore were arrested
on June Bby Detectives Whittaker, Sey«
mour and Coffey, and were charged with
the burglary, most of the utolen goods
being found in their rooms. King and
Moore got five years each in San Qocntia.
On June 17 Barnard was held to answer
on the charge of burglary, and at the same
time he was sentenced to six months in
the County Jail for petty larceny. He ap
pealed against this sentence arid nis bonds
were fixed at $500. The appeal papers were
never filed. The police were determined
to punish him, and so that there might be
no loophole for his escape his case was
taken before the Grand .Jury, and on June
29 he wa3 indicted on the additional charge
of grand larceny.
Barnard's bonds on the charges of burg
lary and grand larceny were fixed at $3000,
and, to the surprise and chagrin of the
police authorities, "straw" bonds were ac
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, JULY 9, 1895.
cepted for him and he disappeared from
Descriptions of him were sent all over
the country, and about a year ago Captain
Lees heard that he was in New York. De
tective Seymour at that time was going to
New York ior another prisoner, and the
necessary papers for Barnard's extradition
were prepared and taken to New York by
Seymour, but "Dink" succeeded in keeping
out of the way. The papers were left in
New York, and this morning; Detective
Whittaker will leave for that city to bring
■ Has Been Transferred to the
Courts loin Mendocino
jious David Jones, famous in
i County as a man who is never
r a cause upon which to bring
suit, has transferred one of his actions to
courts of tbis City. The case is one
against Superior Judge R. McGarvey of
Mendocino, J. A. Cooper and T. L.
Carothers, prominent attorneys, and Nils
Iverson and Andrew Olsen. It was to
recover $100,000 damages for false impris
onment for conteriVpt of court.
All of Jones' litigation has grown from
the loss of some land near Point Arena,
which he mortgaged to Nils Iverson and
which was taken from him on a foreclos
ure. He sued for its recovery; he sued
his attorneys for damages because he lost
his suit, and he sued every one who was in
any way interested, upon whatever ground
appeared most feasible. He finally became
involved in contempt, and now he sues
Judge Mcftarvey .for damages for sen
tencing him to forty days' imprisonment,
and he sues the others because, he claims,
| they have conspired to prevent him hav
ing the judgment reversed.
AGAINST WOODEN ROOFS
A Proposed Amendment Con
siderably Extending the
The Matter Is Now In the Hands of
the Board of Supervisors
The lessons to be drawn from the recent
conflagration are not merely that the water
mains must be enlarged, new mains laid
down and more hydrants supplied, but
that the time has passed for allowing
wooden roofs to be placed on buildings, at
least throughout the greater portion of the
Chief Sullivan and Fire Marshal Towe
have been discussing this latter point since
the big fire and yesterday the Fire Marshal
drew up an addition to section 40 of order
1917 extending the limits within which in
future no wooden roofs will be allowed.
The new boundary will commence at
Broderick street and the bay and run
Bouth on Broderick street to Waller steeet,
easterly along Waller street to Devisaoero
street, along Devisadero street to Ridley
street, down Ridley street to Castro street,
along Castro street to Twenty-fifth street,
down Twenty-fifth street to Potrero ave
nue, along Potrero avenue to Channel
street, down Channel street to the bay and
along the bay to the point of commence
Another clause is that in future all
buildings erected and used for manufac
turing and milling purposes within the
City and County must have a fire-proof
The amendments will not. of course, in
terfere with the roDfs of buildings now
constructed, except where any roof is dam
aged to the extent of 40 pier cent, when
under the law the owners can be com
pelled to put on a tire-proof roof.
The Fire Marshal had the amendments
drawn out by 2 o'clock yesterday after
noon and handed them toChief Sullivan,
who laid them before the Board of Super
"It will take years," said the Fire Mar
shal last night, "before the change will be
of any material benefit, but the benefit
will come in time. We are only asking
for this for the protection of property
owners themselves and there snould be no
opposition to the change.
"Unless in incendiary cases, the fires as a
rule always start on the roofs of buildings.
The sparks catch on the wooden roofs and
are soon fanned into a flame. Suppose the
Chief waß fighting a fire in a big wooden
building like the Pleasanton Hotel, the
sparks would be carried along and would
start on the wooden roofs of buildings
three or four blocks away, hemming
"The difference in cost between a wooden
and lire-proof roof will not be great, and
the benefit will be in time incalculable. It
may come a litfcle heavy on small property
owners, but they should not object. 1 have
had builders come to me and urge me to
get Biich an amended order passed, as they
know well how much better it wouid be to
have fire-proof roofs.
"I should think at a rough estimate that
the new order of things would embrace
about two-thirds of the buildings in the
"In July. 1891, a similar amendment was
submitted to the Board of Supervisors, but
they threw it out. What they will do
now I don't know, but wo will have the
satisfaction of knowing that we have done
everything we could for the proper pro
tection of the City from fire. The present
limit for wooden roofs is from Union street
out to Lyon."
The reports of the official Government
investigations of baking powders show the
Royal to be stronger and purer than acy
LICENSE OOLLEOTOB'S OPFIOE.
Three Old Employes Were Keinove*
and Others Appoiuted.
There were three changes made in
License Collector Lees' staff of employes
yesterday, and it is probable that there
may be several others in a few days.
Those who were removed yesterday were:
Joseph Mansfield, Christian Reis Jr. and
E. R. Roundtree. In their places
were appointed Frederick Conway,
Ferdinand Wagner and Alfred Morgen
The only known reason for the changes
is that at the time Mr. Lees was re-ap
pointed certain promises were made for
supervisorial support. Both Wagner and
Slorgenstern are sons of (Supervisors. The
License Collector will not affirm nor deny
that he will make other removals among
his old employes.
Thebk is an article on the market seldom
equaled and never excelled— Jesse Moore Whis
ky. Moore. Hum <fcCo. guarantee ita puriiy.*
PIONEERS AT THE POLLS
H. N. Tilden Defeats Judge
McKinstry for the
REGULARS SWEEP THE FIELD.
How the Veterans Rallied Around
the Ballot-Box Via the
A spirited annual election of officers of
the Society of California Pioneers was in
dulged in at their quarters on Fourth
The polls opened at B o'clock, and at that
hour the gray-bearded pathfinders, who
had gone to many a ballot-box armed and
ready for trouble, began to file in and de
posit their tickets.
In the early morning it was pretty well
understood that the regular ticket placed
in line by the elected nominating commit
tee of the society was confronted by what
was known as "The Members' Progressive
Ticket," prepared under the vigilant and
practiced eye of A. W. yon Schmidt, who
was very active all day proclaiming its
About noon it was discovered by the
regulars that the progressive element was
pulling its devotees into line with great
rapidity, and forthwith the former pro
ceeded, under Chairman Peer Tiffany, to
send emissaries broadcast into tne City
and gather up all the regulars, who were
staked out us reserves in case a contest was
All afternoon the alley beside the Pio
neer building was troubled with eruptions
occasioned by the arrival of the official
hack of the regulars, which dashed up to
the hall and deposited a voter for H. N.
Tilden, who, it seems, was their choice
owing to his knowledge of the affairs of
the society and his complete understand
ing of the business of the Lick trust.
The Progressive ticket got out blue
printed placards announcing that they
were the true representatives of progress
and would beautify the halls and add
strength .to the society the moment they
were installed in office. Further than this,
it was their purpose to see that more
charity where deserved was indulged in.
All "tnese things and others were set
forth, but the regulars went them one
better and got out a red placard which
was placed above the blue one proclaim
ing that calm, sober thought was the
thing necessary to conduct a society of
pioneers and do it properly. It also
averred that the old warhorses who had
stood the charge before were still good
enough to send to the front and just the
right kind of pioneers to see that the
residue of the Lick trust was properly
gathered in after the final settlement,
which is so near, had occurred.
Steadily the balloting went on, and
when the hack appeared with some aged
and failing pioneer who had been in his
early days one of the pillars of the new
West, those who were still hale and hearty
went to his side and extended him strong
arms upon which to lean and mane his
way to the box. There was no bantering
of words, no suggestions in an undertone,
no clever swapping of tickets, but he was
permitted to vote like a man and do as be
pleased in the country he helped to found.
A general atmosphere of good will pre
vailed. Judge Elisha W. McKinstry sat
down in the main hall and exchanged '49
yarns with the regulars, while Tiffany and
Yon Schmidt, the two heads of the fac
tions, joked with each other about the
Right up in the thick of the fight were
the junior Pioneers, who, while they are
without doubt good and valuable citizens,
know absolutely nothing of the suffering
and privation encountered by tbe grizzled
veterans who were clustered around them.
No mother's son of them might fully un-
H. N. TILDEN, PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY OF CALItfOKNIA
[From a photograph.]
derstand what fortitude and energy ft had
taken to open up a new country and make
history for civilized and comfortable pos
At 5 o'clock promptly the poll 3 closed
and the judges and tellers repaired to the
directors room to count the victors and
turn down the slain.
After counting for a half hour a little
lunch was served and the work was re
sumed in the presence of all those who
cared to attend.
Following is the winning ticket:
For president— ll. N. Tilden, 2. r >2.
Vice-presidents— Niles Searls, San Francisco,
408; H. E. High ton, San Francisco, 267; C. T.
ttyland. Santa Clara, 403; T. L. Barker, Oak
land, 280; H. H. Ellis, Sunol, 391.
Treasurer— John I). Tallant, 408.
Marshal— John F. Pinkham, 284.
Directors— Christian Reis 2G7, E. M. Root
282, D. D. Harris 227, C C. Moore 257, H. B.
Russ 280, John H. Jewett 289. E. T. Kruse 264,
Leon Sloss 388, C. J. Kinp, 392.
The following constitutional amendment,
not receiving the necessary two-thirds
vote (ayes 184, noes 142), was lost:
On the death of any member in good stand
ing the president shall draw a warrant on the
general fund in favor of the secretary for the
sum of $100.
The secretary shall notify the wife or chil
dren of said deceased member that such war
rant has been drawn and is subject to her or
their order, und if the same is not called for
within sixty days it shall be placed to the
credit of the relief fund of the society.
At the hour of 8 o'clock the members
returned to the hall and repaired to the
basement, where a sumptuous lunch was
served, and speeches were made by : Presi
dent-elect Tilden, N. B. Farnsworth,
Christian Reis, Niles Searls, Major E. A.
Sherman, Henry E. Higliton, Judge Mc-
Kinstry, W\ S. C. Mahoney and others,
who said many things as rare as the his
tory that surrounds the creation of the
The total number of votes cast was 408,
as against 422 last year.
THE O'BEIEN DIVOBOE.
The TTlfe's Refusal to rive in His
flou*e the Ground of a Decree.
Mrs. Julia Scott Spear O'Brien has
secured from the hands of Judge Murphy
a divorce from Michael O'Brien. She mar
ried Michael on November 21, 1890, under
a contract signed by both and worded as
We, Michael O'Brien and Julia B. Spear, this
day agree to be together as companions, and
will until such time as Julia S. Spear's busi
iiesa and property in Marysville is sold, so as to
have aii income to live.
I, Julia Spear, agree to allow Mr. O'Brien to
manage his property and put it in a financial
condition. When done Then we decide to be
married by the common law of the United
State*, and'not until all those provisions are
complied with, and if not complied with the
agreement is null and void and not binding on
either party or parties and has no force and
effect. Michakl O'Brien.
Julia S. Spear.
On July 21, 1893, they were married again
by Dr. Coyle of Oakland, but as it turns
out this second marriage was unnecessary
except from a sentimental point of view,
for when in her first complaint Mrs.
O'Brien set the date of her marriage as
July 21, 1893, she was compelled to amend
so as to make the date November 21, 1890.
The couple lived together for some time at
the residence of Mrs. O'Brien's mother on
Valencia street, but O'Brien became tired
of restraints and fitted up a residence for
himself farther down the street. When
fitted up he invited his wife to come and
live with him, but she refused to leave the
parental roof, and out of this division
grew the suit for divorce on the ground of
Whenever a baking powder is sold either
wholesale or retail at a lower price than
Royal it is made from inferior ingredients
probably from alum, and is to be avoided
under all circumstances.
ANOTHER ELECTRIC LINE
The Market- Street Company
Begins Work on Point
The Company Is Believed to Have
Forfeited All Rights More Than
Two Year 3 Ago.
The Market-street Railroad Company
created somewhat of a sensation jesterday
when It placed a large force of men at
work on Point Lobos avenue, preparatory
to layinjr an electric line from First avenue
to the Cliff Houbc The scene of yester
day's operations was confined to the block
between Twelfth and Thirteenth avenues,
aud when night came that section bore a
decided resemblance to a newly plowed
This latest move of the Market-street
people was not unexpected by those who
have watched the progress of the Sutro
Railroad Company. There are many who
affirm that this is another Church-street
errab, the franchise of the company having
long since expired. Be that as it may, no
attempt hat yet been made to check the
work, though it was strongly hinted yester
day that an injunction would be sued out
this morning by a resident of the Rich
In 1892 the Board of Supervisors granted
the Market-street cable road a franchise
extending from the junction of First and
Point Lobos avenues out the last-named
thoroughfare to the Cliff House. The rail
road was to spend at least $10,000 the first
year and complete the entire system
within three years.
Until the work of yesterday not a dollar
has been spent on the road, and according
to Mr. Little, Mayor Sutro's confidential
agent, the franchise is forfeited.
"It is a blow aimed at the Sutro Kailroad
Company," said Mr. Little, yesterday, ''but
it will do them little good. Our road is
complete, and there is a law which pro
hibits two roads from occupying the same
strfet for a greater distance than rive
blocks. They cannot override that, though
they have done some remarkable things. "
The line now being constructed by the
Market-street ]>eople runs out Point Lobqs
avenue to Forty-third avenue, where it
branches off into what is known as the
Cliff Housa road. The line will also be
built to First avenue and there connect
with some of the electric systems owned
by the Market-street Company. It is be
lieved that the Turk-street line will be
built to First avenue and up that street to
the junction of Point Lobos avenue and
The Survival of the Fittest.
By retaining your baggage checks until
you reach San Francisco and leaving same
at any of our offices you will save money
in the transfer of your baggage. Trunks,
3. r > cents each. Morton Special Delivery, 31
Geary street, 408 Taylor street and Oakland
Ferry Depot. *
The Condition of Mr. and Sirs. Pixley.
At 9 o'clock last night, Frank M. Plxley, who
is dangerously ill at hi? residence, corner of
Fillmore and Union streets, was in about the
name condition that he was the night before at
the same hour. "He is," said an attendant,
"no better, no worse; but what the result of
his illness will be, no one at thiß time can tell.
There is some improvement as to Mrs. Pixley,
and there is hope of her recovery."
Catarrh cured and no pay until cuerd.
Treatment at office free. 925 Howard street. *
AT THE CITY PLAYHOUSES.
Enthusiastic Reception Given
to Alfred Dampier's
COMEDY-DRAMA AT MOROSCO'S.
A "Suggestion" Act That Proves
Puzzling to Orpheum
People seem to be just arousing to the
fact that Alfred Dam pier is an actor such as
San Francisco does not by any means see
every day. The house was not so well
filled as it ought to have been for his pro
duction of "Hamlet" last night, but still
the audiences at the Alcazar are steadily
growing in size, and what the house last
night lacked in numbers was made up in
enthusiasm; indeed, at the close of the
play scene, there was an enthusiastic cur
tain call, with cries of "Bravo, Dampier!"
on all hands.
Dampier'a Hamlet is essentially a hu
man one. There is no mouthing or rant
ing, scarcely as much intensity in places
as one is accustomed to in most Hamlets,
but the actor never forgets his own advice
to the players and not once does one feel that
he is trying to split the ears of the groundlings
or is playing to the gallery for mere effect.
Dampier lays most stress on the tender loving
side oi Hamlet's nature. He is not so complex
nor so deep as some other great ectors one
could name, but he is always human, always
possible, and his emotions can be followed
with the feeliusg more, perhaps, than with the
in the lirst act he might have been accused
of a lack of intensity, out this he compensated
for later. In the play scene especially Dampier
worked up to a splendid climax.
May Nannery made a picturesque Ophelia,
Scott was an effective Horatio, and the rest of
the cast was on the whole well sustained by
the Dailey company.
"A Prodigal Daughter,' which was produced
last night at Morocco's, is an effective melo
drama which is tinged with a sporting ele
ment. In one act all Ac men appear in
regulation hunting costume, scarlet coata, top
Rose, the daughter of Sir J. Woodmere, is
persuaded to run away from home with the
honorable Julian helford.but appears to go wilh
her sister's lover, Captain Harry Vernon, who
in traveling to London by the same train. Kose
gambles in Paris, is ruined and her lover tries
to desert her. The scene between Coul
ter Brinker as Belford and Miss Hall
as Rose in most trapic, and is re
ally well acted. Deepwater, a part played
by Montserrat, is the villain, ana mskes all
the mischief very effectively. Julia Blanc im
personates the part of a Quakeress very
cleverly. Edmund Hayes pLivs the part of
Woodmere, but as usuai, whether Greek,
Hindoo or any other supposed character, he is
always Edmund Hayes.
There is a secondary part in "A Prodigal
Daughter," which consists of trying to
"doctor" a horse on the eve of the races.
No one would suppose, to judge from the
large audiences that nightly fill the California
Theater that "The Old Homestead" Is now in
the third week of its run. There is no diminu
tion in the popularity of the play, and the
singing is, if possible, received with more
favor than ever.
Miss Blanche Bates, who is one of the chief
attractions of "The Senator" at the Columbia
Theater, hau not been appearing for the last two
nights, owing to a severe cold. Her place was
taken at a few hours' notice by Miss Adc'e Bel
£arde, who, considering the brief time allowed
tor preparation, has acquitted herself very
satistactorily. Miss Bates will resume her part
There was the usual large attendance at the
Columbia last night.
At the Orphenm.
The Orpheum audience was puzzled last
night, for the people did not know whether
they were witnessing some very clever trickery
or whether tlie act that excited their interest
was a piece of suggestion a la Trilby and
The performers that proved so puzzling were
Frauluin Ella Kennedy and Herr Hugo Lorenz.
They have come direct from Germany and
have not yet mastered all the intricacies of the
But the gentleman, nevertheless, succeeded
in making it perfectly clear that he intended
to blindfold the )ady, and that confidences
whispered in his ear by members of the audi
ence would Immediately be proclaimed aloud
by Fraulein Kennedy. A number of people
smiled incredulously" while the blindfolding
was going on; but their scorn changed to
wonder when Lorenz. from the othej
end of the hali, snatched up watches,
rings, coins, commutation tickets—every
thing, in fact, that was handed to him —
and the blindfolded lady called out what they
were, as well as the numbers of the watches
and the dates of the coins. There was no ques
tion of confederates, unless the entire audience
was in the plot, for every suggestion offered
was complied with, even to the singing of
"Faust" and "Daisy Bell." The questions
uked by every one, after seeing the ait, were:
"Is it highly developed mental telepathy, or is
it hypnotism?" But of course that's Kennedy
and'Lorenz' secret, and they did not explain it.
Among the other new performers the Swiss
mountaineer trio yodeled prettily, and Block
som and Burns' burlesques were amusing-
Several of the most popular among last week's
attractions are still on the bill.
"Taf and Tartar" opened its second week at
the Tivoli last night to a larger audience than
on the opening night. The opera is well
staged and costumed, and the parts are well
suited to the capabilities of the company. Sev
eral new songs were introduced last night.
Royal Baking Powder is the purest and
highest in ptrength of any of the baking
powders, and hence makes more, liner and
SHE MALTREATED A CHILD.
Grave Charge Made Against
Mrs. Jane Coon of How-
Society for Prevention of Cruelty
to Children Interested In
A case of extreme cruelty and brutality
to a child, which is almost incredible in
its hideousness, was brought to the atten
tion of the Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Children a few days ago.
Mrs. Jane Coon lives with her husband
at 927 Howard street. She has had living
with her since he was four montns old a
boy named James E. Johnson, wno is now
almost 7 years of age. The boy's father is
a seafaring man, but the society has been
unable as yet to locate him.
Mrs. Coon had been seen repeatedly by
her neighbors grabbing; the boy by the
hair of the head and kicking and striking
him with her feet and hands, and last
Thursday she was seen to belabor him on
the head" and body with a piece of wood.
The neighbors held an indignation meet
ing and one of them, B. Wehle, 438 Te
hama street, wa3 deputed to bring the
matter to the attention of the society.
General McComb and Officer Frank Hol
brook went to the house, and when they
asked to see the boy Mrs. Coon said his
father was there and he. would not allow
any one to see his son. They expostulated
with her and asked to see the father, but
They observed a crack in the door, and
on peering through it saw the boy, who
had the appearance of being an inribeciie.
They commenced talking to him through
the crack, but Mrs. Coou quickly put an
end to it.
Yesterday Mr. Wehle swore out a war
rant in Judge Campbell's court for the ar
rest of -Mr9."Coon on the charge of cruelty
to a minor child, and the society will pros
ecute the case vigorously.
From statements made by the neighbors
the boy when 4 months old was in good
physical health, but now, through con
tinued cruelty, he is practically an idiot.
The couple would not allow him to eat at
table with them, but tied him in a chair
with heavy straps, and he sat there while
they finished their meals. Then they
would throw scraps of food to him, and
he would catch them in his hands and de
vour them like a dog. His body is all cov
ered with mark.-, of Mr?. Coon's brutality.
It is said that some time ago Mrs. Coon
brought suit against the boy's father for
$2000 for his maintenance, but what became
of the suit is not known.
Won in Regular Order.
I 'The report of Nasrullah Khan's impres
sion that, as the first race he saw at Epsom
was won by the Prince of Wales, while In
the second the Premier was triumphant,
they arrange matters in this way on the
turf in this country, seems to be borrowed
from what actually took place at the races
near the monastery in the Crimea during
the war there. A purse was given by the
executive to be run for by horses the
property of our French allies. Some fif
teen started and finished in strict accord
ance with their army rank, the race being
won by the general, the colonel being sec
ond and the major third, but the subalterns
nowhere. — London World.
There are believed to be over 40,000.000
watches in use among our people.
%£ THEATRE* "»•**•
TO-NIGHT AT 8.
Matinees To-morrow (Wednesday) and Saturday.
Last Performance Sunday Evening Next.
DKXMAN THOMPSON'S PLAY,
Management of E. A. McFAKI.ANO.
Monday Next. July 15— Hoyt'B
"A BLACK silKEI'!"
The Latest Farce Comedy Success.
AT THE Daniel Frohman's Lyceum Theater
BALDWIN Company. First week,
theater THE CASE OF REhFLL MIS SUSAI.
MONDAY I SEATS READY THURSDAY.
NEXT I Second Wtek-THE AMAZONS.
rRItBLAiDLR.GOTTLOD«» &• uiitJAinnArnstXi--- r :
THE GOOD I IS GOING
WORK I BRAVELY ON
ANOTHER GREAT HUUSE TO SEE
THE FRAWLEY COMPANY
COMMENCING MOM DAY, .ILLY 15th,
special Engagement by Mr. Frawley of |
MISS HiLE.N "DAUVRAY
In the Firm Production in San Francisco of Bran-
son Howard's Most Successful Comedy, ■
"ONE OF OUR GIRLS
The Record Breaker In New York City.
Elegant and Costly Souvenirs Presented to Every
Lady Attending the Opening- Night's Performance.
Reserved Seats :
N1c1it..... 15c, 25c, sOc anil 75a
Matinee 15c, 25c and 50a
. The Handsomest Family Th°aterln America.
WALTER MOBOSCO....SoIe Lessee and Managtt
EVERY EVENING AT EIGHT,
SIXTH WEEK OF THE EMINENT—
In the London and New York Success,
THE PRODI%DUC!IiTER !
FvKsrso Pbices— 2sc and sf)o. '
Family Circle and Gallery. 10c.
Usual Matinees Saturday and Sunday.
TI VOLI OPERA-HOUSE
Mrs. i.K-\ jistine Krkliso Proprietor <£ Manages
THIS EVENING- — ■
The Glorious American Comic Opera,
A SUPERB PRODUCTION
IN EVERY DETAIL. j
NEXT OPERA ■
Bale's Beautiful Work,
W S AT ANEIjIjA J"
'First Appearance of MARTIN PACHE, Tenor.
Popular Prices— 2sc and 500.
O'Farrell Street, Between Stockton and Powell.
Special Relief Matinee To-day, Tuesday.
in Aid of the Sufferers from the Late Fire. -
Parquet, any seat, 25c; Balcony, any seat, 25c;
Children, 10c, any part of the house.
Unprecedented List of New Stars ! R
Mystery and Novelty Outdone 1- -" ■
KENNEDY and LORKNZ,
THE MCHLEM ANN TRIO, ;
BLOCKSOM and BURNS,
THE DE FORRESTS, / .<
BARTLETT and .HAY,
! THE MILLAR BROS..
GILBERT and ('.OLDIE,
LES FRERES MARTINETTI.
W. R. Pailey . .Manager
-GREAT SUCCESS !— — •
THIS (TUESDAY) EVENING, JULY 9tU
"3E3: AIMCXjET ! y>
Prices 15c, gsc, 35c and sOc.
RUNNING ■■.•A*ggL- RUNNING
RACES! ZS*m&g%i RACES
CALIFORNIA JOCKEY CLUB RACES,
BAY DISTRICT TRACK. ,
Races Monday, Tuesday. "Wednesday,
Thursday, .Friday and Saturday— Ram
Five or more races each day. Races start at 2:33
p. M. sharp. McAllister and Geary street cars paw
the gate. ■ » ' '■■
PICNICS AND EXCURSIONS.
TO THE CHARMING CITY OF
Will be gLven under the auspices of tl»e .Southern
Pacific Company, and under the personal super-
vision of . ■ . T
MR. WM. H. MENTON,
Excursion Passenger Agent,
SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1895.
For This Occasion Will Be Sold at the
Extremely Low Rate of
$2.00 -TWO DOLLARS --$2.00
A special first-class train will connect with boat
leaving San Francisco, foot of Market street, and
Fourteenth and Franklin streets, Oakland, at 7:45
a. m. : From Park street. Alameda, 8 :2O a. m. Re-
turning, arrive in Ban Francisco at 8 :05 p. v.
For Sightseeing, Bathing, Visiting the "Boys' Bri-
gade'! Camp, etc., at Santa Cruz. »•
TICKETS NOW ON BALE g
At Grand notel ticket office, San Francisco; Four-
teenth and Franklin streets, Oakland, and at Park-
street Station. Alameda. ~ Also at the ferry ticket
oUlce on the morning of the excursion. •
T. H. GOODMAN, Oen'l Pass. AgU '
RICHARD GRAY, Gea'l Traffic Mgr. j