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TIIUKSDAY JTULY 11,1896
Columbia Theater— "The Senator."
Tivot,i Opera-house— "Tar and Tartar."
California Theater— "The Old Homestead."
M orosco's Opera-house— "The Prodigal Daugh-
Obphkt:*— Array of Novelties.
AifAZAR Thfater.— "Hamlet."
Bay District Track.— Races.
State Board of TjSade Exhibit.— s7s Market
Street, below Second. Open daily. Admission free.
PICNICS AND EXCURSIONS.
F.ymit.y Excursion to Santa Cruz— Saturday,
El Campo— Sunday, July 14— Music, Dancing.
B- Kilttp& Co.-Thursday, July 11-Horses,
r.t salenyard. corner Van Ness avenue and Market
streets, "at 11 o'clock.
By Indian* Auctios Co.-Friday. July 12-
Furniture, at 633 Minna street, at 11 o clock.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.
Two attempted ferry-boat suicides in one day
was the record for yesterday.
Mayer Butrowifl not act hastily in appoint
ing another Election Commissioner.
The winners at the race track yesterday were:
Filvor State, Tiberius, Willie G., Howard and
The students who were piufked in the ex
aminations nt the Toiand Medical College
charge the professors with unfair treatment.
The twenty-first annual meeting of tho Occi
dental and Oriental Steamship Company was
yesterday and the old board was re
The Government's case against the Stanford
estate was dismissed yesterday but it will be
appealed to the United States Circuit Court of
Miss Georgie Horton was found yesterday at
: me of Mrs. James H. Northern, 1114 De-
Visadero street, where she had been engaged
as a domestic.
The pcopie of the Richmond district are puz-
Ek-d about the Market-street railway system's
movement to build an electric line on Point
Detective Ross Whittaker left for New York
-■hi with the extradition papers for
•I>ink :> Hansard, alias George Wilson, wanted
here for burglary.
The claims of a woman calling herself a pre
vious ■widow have been entered in the Probate
Court upon the estate of William C. Poole, who
died iast September.
Mrs. Elizabeth Kennedy, 121 Shipley street,
•was treated at the Receiving Hospital yester
day for a fractured rib, caused by her daugh
ter-in-law kicking her.
Morris M. Estee is receiving the opinions of
memt ers of the National Committee and other
leading Kepublcans, as to holding the con
vention here next year.
The Labor Commissioner has letters disclos
ing a proposition to send many hundred Jap
ar.u-f cooly laborers from the Sandwich Islands
to this State to pick fruit.
The Cigar-makers' Union has issued its appeal
to the public urging home patronage and
calling attention to the new blue label recently
adopted by the State League.
Frank Dalton made his annual report as
lit of the San Francisco Fruit Exchange
yesterday. The election of officers was con
firmed by the Board of Directors.
Captain J. F. Ryan, a Government diver, was
arroied last night for breaking into the house
oi Miss Marie Gamier, dressmaker, SISJi Geary
street, and stealing $15 from a trunk.
Mrs. Sadie Stone, 7 Crook street, swore out a
warrnnt yesterday for the arrest of Warren
Hunter, a printer, for stealing her fox terrier,
which had swallowed a $10 gold piece.
Mary J. Hutchinson left her home on Seventh
Street Sunday, and has nut since been seen.
Her father says that he lectured her, and that
6he showed her resentment by leaving.
A. B. Heckstein received a judgment of $116
for procuring- clients for Attorney X. S. Her
rick. Hart Bros, also received a judgment of
$140 for clothing furnished the lawyer.
Mrs. John Calian, 21 Langton street, has not
been s^en or heard of since Sunday last when
her father put her on a train at Oakland to
return to her home, as she was not feeling well.
Thirty young ladies and gentlemen, gradu
ates of the California Medical College, received
their decrees and diplomas at the commence
ment exercises at Metropolitan Temple last
A < oroner"s j ury returned a verdict of suicide
in the case of Walter Armstrong yesterday.
Mrs. NVllie Hughes witl: whom he was infatu
ated said he attempted to kill himself once
The second day's session of the twenty-fifth
meeting of the California State Dental
h'ion gave an interesting clinic, elected
■ -■mbers and presented one paper yes
K. Hoffman, a lithographer, livine at 1333U
Hi ward -trect, attf-mpted to commit suicide
la^t nitrnt by swallowing a dose of aconite. He
was taken to the Receiving Hospital and will
Policeman Joseph T. Goveran was fined $50
by the Police Commissioners last night for
makine an unwarranted arrest, and Sergeant
Christiansen was ordered to be reprimanded by
Young Yen and Young Woot were each sen
tenced to j. a y n tine of $50 yesterday for receiv
ing one thousand unstamped cigars. As they
had no money Judge Morrow sent them to jail
for thirty days.
Captain Webber, who took an English ship
loaai'd with arms and ammunition to Hong
kong during the war, left for England last
night, where, it is said, he will buy and con
tract for new ships for China.
8. P. Stephens was released from the asylum
at Ukiah yesterday, and was immediately ar
rested by a Deputy Sheriff from San Luis
Obispo, where he is wanted for forgery, and
brought to the City Prison here.
The Geographical Society of the Pacific at a
special meeting yesterday denounced the re
moval of Professor Davidson and ordered a
memorial asking for his reinstatement sent to
President Cleveland and others.
Secretary McComb has in his possession an
anonymous letter, relating to the Chinese
child, Ah Soo. He believe* it is an attempt to
have the child brought to Chinatown, when an
effort would be made to effect her capture.
J. A. Branbam, the bicyclist from Eureka
who was thought to be Brady, the train-robber
was met at the wharf yesterday by a force of
detectives. He is an Oregon schoolteacher
wheeling over the country during vacation.
Count Otto W. Mailing, who for seven years
acted as conductor on the Union-strtet cars,
has been left a fortune by an aunt in Copen
hagen, Denmark. He has forsaken the bell
punch and will lesve for his home next Tues
The annual meeting of the directors of the
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ani
mals will occur next Monday. The report of
the work done by the society during the past
year will be read and officers for the ensuing
The mutiners of the barkentine Araeo were
on trial before United States Commissioner
Heacock yesterday. Their attorney contended
that they cannot be punished because they
■were forced on board the vessel by a United
At the meeting of the A. R. U. last night a
communication was received from Sacramento
stating that the Southern Pacific has found it
necessary to keep its wrecking train at Rock
land all the time now, under full steam, owing
to its employment of inexperienced railroad
The Merchants' Association presented a plan
yesterday for combining a street-sprinkling
system with its application for sweeping the
streets and accompanied it with a map snow
ing the streets to be sprinkled. The associa
tion insisted that by this means only can an
ideal condition be attained.
The "Zante Currant" case, in which S. fL.
Jones <fc Co. won a victory over Collector Wise,
Is to be taken Into court. United States District
Attorney Foote is now preparing & complaint
which will be filed In the Circuit Court
in a few days lhat a judicial decision on the
merits of the case may be obtained.
C. W. Dunn, who was reported to have been
the cause of the suicide of Nettie Chase, is ex
onerated in a letter received by him from a
mysterious woman, who confesses to having
written the "Nettie Chase" letters in order to
be revenged on Dunn for his having secured
the conviction of her husband in Utah.
The executive committee of the California
Miners' Association will meet to-night at the
Palace Hotel. The call is made by the presi
dent of the association, and the meeting will
be held in his room. It is 6tated that matters
of interest 1o the entire State will come before
the committee for consideration and action.
The Civic Federation and the Citizen*' D
efense Association are preparing to take legal
action against the Solid tight of the Board of
Supervisors, looking toward impeachment for
their flagrant defiance of the law in selling out
to the Market-street Railway Company a fran
chise that should nave been advertised for the
THE NEW CITY HALL DOME.
Contractor O'Connell Com
pares It With St. Peter's
and St. Paul's.
800 TONS OF SOLID STEEL.
To Be Finished In Six Months, One
Year Longer Than Was
The third largest dome in the world is
about to begin rearing its head on the top
of the sixth story of the tower at the new
City Hall. At the base and on the inside
of the tower proper are four double girders
making a square, upon which is formed a
hexagon which rises over 200 feet to the top
of the outside walls upon which will be
placed the dome. A foundation twelve
feet deep supports the entire structure,
which when completed will be fully 300
Mr. Martin O'Connell, the contractor of
the dome, took a trip from the base to the
top of the steel frame yesterday and ex-
plained it as fully as one conld be expected
to in the short time occupied.
"At the present time," said Mr. O'Con
nell. "there are about 700 tons of steel >n
the girders and pillars of the dome. When
it is completed there will be about 800. You
can see from where we now stand that it
has no connection with the wall of the
tower except at the top where it comes
together in the steel work. That was not
done as a strengthening measure, but
merely to close up the two structures. The
girders in the entire six stories cross from
right to left alternately on each floor, and
the building is thus "absolutely rigid. I
never saw a steel structure of such size so
solid. It is as firm as the ground beneath
it. The tower walls are from seven to
twelve feet in thickness, but the dome pil
lars are on their own foundation practi
cally free from the wall. By this means
neither draws support from the other. We
are now ready to proceed with the con
truction of the dome, which will be built
on the most improved plans.
"At its spring line, or across the base, it
will be 108 feet in diameter and 50 feet high
from its center. Supporting this will be
twenty-four ribs ten feet apart converging
at the" base of a pedestal upon which rests
a ball sixteen feet in diameter upon which
stands the figure thirty feet nigh. Be
tween the steel ribs will be placed a wall
of terra cotta and over that a copper cover,
the cost of which is about f 24,000.
"Around the lower part of the dome will
be glass observatory windows six feet high,
placed between the twenty-four steel ribs.
From this point the entire City, the bay
and most all the surrounding country can
be seen. As you will observe, we are
almost in the center of Ban Francisco and
occupy the highest building point in the
City. Beiow us at this present moment
there are about 2,000,000 bricks in place,
and a few more to go in yet. Every inch
of support in the shape of girders and
pillars is solid steel, the best that can be
forged, and at this height we are yet over
100 feet below the apex of the figure which
towers above the dome.
"There are few courthouses in the world
superior to the one now spread out be
neath us, and the dome of St. Peter s
Church at Rome or the one on St. Paul's
in London would not belittle ours, al
though they are a little larger.
"It was originally intended that this
contract was to provide for finishing the
structure in six months, but the im
mensity of the work and the various dis
tresses which all of us have been subject to
have lengthened it out so that the entire
time consumed in completing the job will
bring it up to a year and a half. At pres
ent we have been at work a year, ana will
require six months more to finish. It can
be done in good shape at the expiration of
that time, and we can then turn over to
San Francisco a monument that will last.
"One thing which is of great importance
to me, and, I suppose to others, is that
during the time we have been operating
here not a single accident has happened,
and, to be frank with you, I never knew
a similar run of gooa luck on a building of
this size. As a general thing two or three
men are either killed or injured, but we
have encountered no misfortune. If we
get through without a fatality it will be an
"Now, here on the sixth floor the Fire
Department will be stationed and electri
cal appliances covering the entire City will
be operated. Something on the order of a
lookout I suppose. Fires in any part of
San Francisco can be seen from here and
the department will practically be able to
take a birdseye view of everything as far
as human sight permits. An elevator will
operate in this tower and every floor will
be occupied. At first it was not intended
to make use of it in that way, but it has
since been found advantageous to do so.
"Everything is progressing as fast as we
can expect and 1 have no doubt that by
the first of the year it will be ready for
occupancy. The contract has been ex
tented thirty day at the conclusion of each
month and is becoming a good joke around
the hall. lam doing all lean to get rid of
this class of humor and will be delighted
when the finishing touch is put on."
The Supervisors' Convention.
Secretary Filcher of the State Board of Trade
yesterday had a talk with Governor Budd with
reference to changing the date for holding the
State convention of the county Supervisors on
the Atlanta Exposition proposition from July
Id to July 24. The Governor said he believed
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, JULY 11, 1895.
the postponement would be beneficial to all
concerned and that he will direct his secretary
to officially announce the change la the dates
OUT OP TOWN PEESONALS.
San Diego, July 8, 1895.— The following
from San Francisco were registered at the
Hotel del Coronado, Coronado Beach, on
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Wilshire and family, Mrs.
O. C. Pratt, O. C. Pratt Jr., Mr. and Mrs. James
Hogg, Miss Mabel Hogg, W. J. Hogg, Mrs. J. D.
Spreekels and family, Mrs. C. M. Shortridge
and family, Mr. and Mrs. C. O'Connor, Miss i&.
O'Counor, MUs Cornelia O'Connor, Mrs. W. V.
Huutington and daughter, Mrs. J. Lugsdin.
Miss Lugsdin, Miss Wood, J. W. Wood, Mr. and
Mrs. E. P. Gray, Mrs. W. G. Stafford, Miss E. G.
Henning, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Jolley.
El Paso de Robles, July 6, 1895.— 0ur
Fourth passed as usual, with the barbecue
and ball well attended. Among those here
Joe Triest, E. Graves, Joe Ortego, A. J. Green,
Miss M. Kirby, Mrs. V. D. Black, Miss J. Ken
edy, K. Splivalo, Mrs. C. R. Splivalo, Miss
Beatrice Splivaio, Adrian and Kay SDlivalo,
Mr. and Mrs. Duinphy, Charles Dumt>hy,
Robert Duinphy, W. W. Gragg, A. Leigh, Miss
D. Doneldoon. Miss Eva Clark, E. L. Wil
liams, Louis Peterson, Miss Sternbert, Miss
Baker, A. Brown, H. B. Price, M. Colton, 8.
Colton, C. L. Childs, L. W. Rice, Robert Ewing,
W. V. Brown, B. Reiss, Miss A. M. Mihan, Miss
JohanaToplitz, Joseph Toplitz, J. W. Horack,
A. H. Williams, James M. Jones, Mr. and Mrs,
M. L. Crowell, Mrs. Mills, Mrs. Lyonstoue, Mrs.
J. Radstone, Mrs. and Miss Swift, Mrs. James
Johnson and daughters.
Howard Springs, Lake County, July 10,
1895.— Arrivals during the past "week from
San Francisco were :
Mr. and Mrs. John Niehlson, Miss Agnes
Rutter, Daniel Hutchinson, F. G. Eickhorst,
THE STEEL, BTRUCTtXBE READY TO RECEIVE THE DOME OF THE
NEW CITY HALL.
[Sketched by a "Call" artist from tht roof of the St. Nicholas Hotel.]
Miss at Rodon, Miss B. Roden, Mrs. D. Quin
lan, Miss E. Quinian, Mr. and Mrs. H. R.
Wiedero, H. Lunpman, J. F. Lunsman, Captain
C. Sehinalz, H. P. Wiechman, Swan Crickson,
Mrs. C. S. Arms, Mrs. Nettie Burton, Miss Mc-
Latchie, Mis? M. Driscoll, Charles S. Arms.Gus
Witmere, I'hil Franklin, E. A. Bozio, O. Bozio,
Josepn Mahouey, C. Reims, E. Helmer. D.
Dunker. P. Hanson, John Laurence, F. Bacon,
Harry M. Carape, William J. O'Brien, A. C.
Urunuela, Ben Urunuela. N. R. Urunuela, Miss
L. E. ae Uruuuela, Miss Lucy de Urunuela, F.
Lange, P. Urunuela, C. Reimerß, John Holm*,
H. A. Wnhrman, Miss F. 8. Cooper, Mies 11. T.
Rice, J. V. Coffey, E. Simon, I. Kaufmann, T. J.
Vacojevich, M. Keely, J. Spencer.
Angwin, Napa County, July fi, 1895. —
The Nation's birthday was celebrated in a
manner befitting the occasion at the How
ell Mountain resort. Owing to the rain of
the Fourth the exercises were held on the
sth. At sunrise a salute was tired. At 9
A. M. a croquet match was played, Miss
Watt and Mr. P. Underhill being the win
ners. This was followed with a game of
shuffles, Miss Angwin and Mr. Altmayer
winning, and a frame of quoits, with P.
Kendall and Mr. Coogan winning. In the
afternoon there was a game of baseball.
After dinner there were footraces, followed
by a display of fireworks. The day was
closed with a grand ball and supper.
Among the guests present were:
Mr. and Mrs. O. Be'.au, Alice P.elaii, Mrs.
Isaacs, Charles Isaacs, Mr. and Mrs. Schlesin
ger, Lita t<chlesinger, Oscar Schlesinger,
Miss Keyes and maid, Mr. and Mrs. T. C.
Coogan and family, Miss May Coogan, Mr. and
Mrs. Wright and family, Mr.and Mrs. Kendall
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Goslina and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Bibbcro and family, Mrs. William
Keyston and family. Miss Georgie Pestner, Mr.
and Mrs. Seligma'n, Miss Georgie Russ, Miss
Zipporah Russ, Frank Underhlll, William
Plunkett, Mr. and Mrs. Bine and family, Mr.
and Mrs. X. Conn, Mrs. Hissinger and iamily,
Miss Millie Hiebe, Miss Chrissy Siebe, I
Miss Frieda Siebe, Mr. Stauf, Ed Landis, Miss
Marie Hinz, Miss Ida Westerfleld, Mrs. 1,. W.
Moffatt, George Moffatt, A. H. Williams, Dr.
Dohman, John Meust>aorffer, F. McWilliains,
Mrs. E. G. Randoll and family, Miss Ethel
Robins, Max Altmayer, Goodma'n Lowenthal,
Miss Watt, Mr. Watt, Mr. Muirhead. Mr. and
Mrs. D. O. Hunt, Miss Grau, Miss Watson,
Misses Derringer, Mr. Sigwald, Miss Mary Fitch,
Harold Fitch, Mr. Memlenhall, O. Murray, S.
Murray, Will Hess, R. V. Curtis, Mr. and Mrs.
C. P. Benrie.
MONET AGAIN IN MOTION.
Both the Auditor and the Treasurer
Kept Very Busy.
It was a busy day for Anditor Broderick
and Treasurer Widber yesterday. The lat
ter had an especially large amount of ac
cumulated business to dispose of. For
over a week the office had been closed and
warrants had been accumulating.
Bright and early the crowd gathered,
and they were eijjht or ten deep when the
office opened for business. All day long
the stream of people wanting money con
tinued. Over $100,000 was paid out before
noon, and before night the sum handed over
the counter amounted to about $175,000.
Auditor Broderick has a number of back
demands on hand. A lame number of
warrants will be issued to-day.
Hudson Bay Territory.
The next lecture to be delivered before the
Geographical Society of the Pacific during the
month of Augußt wtll be on the "Hudson Bay
Territory," by Captain M. H. Kirnan, who has
been all over that comparatively unknown part
of the north.
There is an article on the market seldom
equaled and never excelled— Jesse Moore Whis
ky. Moore. Hum <LCo. guarantee its puriiy. •
TVaut Sixth Street Filled.
A petition has been filed with the Board of
Supervisors asking that Sixth street he rilled in
through the dumps ho as to make it available
for travel. The petition is signed by seventy
Catarrh cured and no pay until cured.
Treatment atollice free. 925 Howard street. *
AN APPEAL FOR DAVIDSON.
His Dismissal Vigorously De
nounced by the Geograph
LIST OF STRONG SUPPORTERS.
Memorial to President Cleveland.
Duffield Called a Poli
A special meeting of the Geographical
Society of the Pacific was held at noon yes
terday in the society's room, 331 Pine
street, for the purpose of giving an expres
sion of opinion about the removal of Pro
fessor George Davidson from the Pacific
Coast Branch of the United States Geodetic
and Coast Survey.
There were present: William Alvord,
president of the Bank of California; Ralph
C. Harrison, Justice of the Supreme Court
of California; Charles L. Taylor, president
of the Sun Insurance Company and Super
visor from the Eighth Ward; Guatav
Niebaum, vice-president of the Alaska
Commercial Company; Henry Lund, of
Henry Lund & Co., and Consul for Sweden
and Norway; Captain Charles Goodall, of
Goodall, Perkins & Co., agenta of the Pa
cific Coast Steamship Company and the
ocean division of the Union Pacific: Louis
Sloss, of Louis 81os8 & Co.; A.B.Forbes,
of the Mutual Life Insurance Company,
E. J. Bowen, merchant, and J. H. Hough
The meeting, which was presided over
by Justice Harrison, president of the
society, was a brief but spirited one. Each
of the gentlemen named had something to
say about what was denounced as a most
unjust removal of an efficient, competent
and conscientious official. The action of
Superintendent Dufßeld in causing the re
moval of Professor Davidson was
denounced as an outrage and his
methods of conducting his office
severely commented upon. It was
stated that the survey, a strictly
scientific department, had in the past
been kept clear of politics: that positions
such as that filled by Professor Davidson
were given to men who had made a name
in the world of science; but this was the
first time that a "mere politician." for
such Duffield was declared to be, had been
put over the heads of men who for years
had been retained for their scientific
knowledge and fitness for the places they
It was stated that United States Senator
Perkins had announced that he could not
be present, but if present he could not add
anything to what he had already said on
the subject. >
The following memorial was then read,
adopted and the secretary instructed to
send a copy to Grover Cleveland, President,
Secretary Carlisle, and each of the Cali
fornia delegation to Congress :
San Francisco, July 10, 1895.
Among the removals from the United States
Coast and Geodetic Survey just announced is
that of Professor George Davidson, for many
years in charge of the survey of the Pacific
The Geographical Society of the Pacific de
sires to enter an emphatic protest against this
removal. Professor Davidson is physically far
more active than his years would lead those
not acquainted with him to suppose. He is
amply able to do duty in the field to-day, and
his long experience, and r well-earned reputa
tion in scientific circles, render his services ex
ceptionally valuable to the coast survey.
Thoroughly familiar with the routine, he "is
fully qualified to carry on what yet remains to
be done along this coast.
We consider it a great mistake to remove
him. A man who could devote night after
night to taking stellar observations for the
United States Government, in a damp observa
tory from 9 p.m. to 3 or 4a. m., keeping this
up for a period of sixty or seventy nights con
secutively, and transact the daily office busi
ness of the survey. besides, as the professor has
recently done, can scarcely be called too old
for duty. Many who are twenty years his
junior could not go through such a physical
strain. In reducing the appropriation for his
department, Congress did not mean to dispense
with his services, " .: ■ ..
As a recognition of his work for the ad
vancement of science, the Royal I Geographical
Society of London elected him an honorary
member of their organization. In 1804. the
French Government appointed him a cor
responding member of the Bureau dcs Longi
tudes of Paris. This honor has never before
been conferred upon an officer of the United
States Government. In both instances the ac
tion was a compliment to the American people.
• And this society does, therefore, with a view
to the benefit of the public service urge upon
the Senators and Representatives of California
to take such action as they may find advisable
to the end that Professor Davidson be restored
to his former position. -
Ralph C. Harrison,
Irving M. Scott,
, First Vice-President.
Charles L. Taylor,
John Partridge, Secretary.
Ono significant fact in connection with
the removal of the professor is that the
department over which he presided is now
without a working library. The most
valuable books ana many charts that were
of great assistance in tne transaction of
business were the personal property of the
professor. If the Government is forced to
replace them, and it may have to, for the
library now consists of only a few reports
and the charts issued by the survey, the
expense will amount to more than what
would have been paid in salary to the
professor for several years. Therefore
there are some people who are at a loss to
discover where economy by retrenchment
is going to come in.
THOSE STANFOBD MILLIONS.
The Case Was Dismissed but It Will
The Stanford case is to be carried to the
United States Circuit Court of Appeals.
As special counsel McKissick made no
appearance during the time to amend
the complaint granted by Judge Ross,
the Gove»nment's case was dismissed
in the Circuit Court yesterday. An
appeal to the higher court will now be
perfected and in a month the entire matter
will probably be argued again.
" We will carry the case to the court of
last resort," said ex- Judge McKissick yes
terday. "Should the Court of Appeals de
cide against us, we will carry the matter to
the United States Supreme Court and thus
settle the matter forever. If the Court of
Appeals sustains the Government, Mrs.
Stanford will have to come into court and
answer and the case will go to trial in the
ordinary course of affairs.
MIDWEEK THEATER NOTES
Dampier Is Nearlng the End
of His Engagement at
Sanford's Production of "The Prod
igal Daughter" at Mo
In "The Prodigal Daughter," as usual at
Morosco's, all the misery circles round
Miss Hall, and in this case she takes it
more intensely to heart than usual. There
is little of the comic element at all in the
drama, even the irrepressible Charles
Swain, who plays the part of the groom,
having some serious conflicts with his
"Walter Sanford looks and acts his part
of Captain Harry Vernon, the maligned
admirer of Violet Woodmere, well, and W.
L. Gleason makes the utmost of a small
role. The staging, as usual, is excellent,
but the orchestra at present is not on a
par with the rest of the performance.
Since the abolition of the piano there is a
tendency to stray out of tune occasionally.
Alfred Dampier and the Dailey Com
pany are still performing Hamlet to small
but enthusiastic audiences at the Alcazar.
This is the last week of the gifted actor's
"The Old Homestead" with its quaint
characters, pretty music and splendid
scenic environments continues to crowd
the California at every performance. There
is but one more matinee and that on Sat
urday. Sunday evening next sees the last
piesentation of the piece. On Monday
next is to be given one of those ever wel
come Hoyt farces. It is a new and suc
cessful one entitled, "A Black Sheep," and
will be presented by a big company, headed
by the favorite Otis Harlan.
In spite of Miss Blanche Bates' continued
indisposition, "The Senator" has been
doing excellent business at the Columbia
Theater this week. It is announced
positively that she will return to the cast
Miss Helen Dauvray has been especially
engaged to appear with the Frawley Com
pany in "One of Our Girls," which opens
Kennedy and Lorenz continue to be an
increasing puzzle to Orpheum audiences.
The lady now descends from the platform,
take off people's spectacles and plays other
mild practical jokes when the request that
she should do so is whispered into her con
The Swiss trio warble, prettily, and
Blacksom and Burns, the "sporty boys,"
quite act up to their sobriquet.
"Tar and Tartar" is nearing the end of
an exceptional ly successful run at the
Tivoli. It will be replaced next week by
On Monday evening next the Baldwin
Theater reopens with Daniel Frohman's
Lyceum Theater Company, which is to ap
pear for a limited engagement. The open
ing play will be Henry Arthur Jones'
latest comedy success, "The Case of Rebel
lious Susan," with Herbert Kelcey and
Isabel Irving in the leading roles.
The Downings to Play "Helena."
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Downing will be
gin their seventh annual tour at Washing
ton, D. C, September 2, in a production,
complete in every detail, of Victorien
Sardou's tragedy, "Helena."
the City hall angel.
Sculptor Kdwardi Suggests a Substitute
to the Commissioners.
No important business occupied the City
Hall Commissioners at their meeting yes
terday. A few bills were passed, but as
Auditor Broderick could not be present the
City Hall angel was not discussed. The
following letter, which had been received
by Mayor Sutro. was presented by him for
Dear Sir: The papers quote you as saying that
the white-metal patrons of the statue the Re
port calls an Angel of Discord may probably
never be used, for good and sufficient reasons.
I, therefore, suggest that a figure on a revolv
ing base, not of colossal but of more reasonable
size, of Diogenes, with electric light attach
ments, searching for the proverbial honest
man, would be not only a thing of use and
beauty, but a joy forever; also, a landmark for
coming generations suggesting the inculcation
of principle in 7>ersons of aliases. If this idea
be thought of value am willing to give my
time for the modeling in clay of a smaM model
free and as a present to the City of San Fran
cisco, conditional upon a large statue being
executed by me in copper bronze gilt, under
contract for completion at a reasonable cost in
a stipulated time. I am willing to give fur
ther particulars when called upon to do so. I
remain yours truly, Morton A. Edwards.
The letter was placed on file.
Mrs. Elizabeth Kennedy, who lives with her
son at 121 Shipley street, was taken to the
Receiving Hospital yesterday suffering from a
fractured rib. She said she was knitting stock-
Ings for her son'B children when her daughter
in-law came in with a pitcher of beer. Mrs.
Kennedy poured the beer into the sink and
her daughter-in-law knocked her down and
kicked her in the ribs.
Deserted by the Husband.
Mrs. Margaret Murray of 458}/.,' Minna street
reported to the Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Children that she had been deserted
by her husband, William J. Murray. Mrs.
\lurray stated that her husband was drunk
most of the time and that he left home Mon
day, declaring he would no longer support
her. She wants him arrested for nonsupport.
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 baggagw. Trunks,
35 cents each. Morton SpecialDeliverv, 31
Geary street, 408 Taylor street and Oakland
Ferry Depot. *
COUNT MALLING'S LUCK
After Seven Years as a Street
car Conductor He Gets
WHICH HE WILL SOON CLAIM.
The Good News Came to Him When
He Was Despondent From Lack
For seven years a Danish Count worked
on the cars of the Presidio and Ferries
Railroad as a conductor. Five years ago,
when stepping off the dummy at the cor
ner of Union street and Montgomery ave
nue he fell into a manhole and broke his
collar-bone, besides injuring his spine. He
was confined in the German Hospital for
several months, but finally went back to
work. From that time on his life was un
eventful until, about seven months ago,
he got into trouble with one of the
passengers, and the latter reported him.
No notice was taken of the matter by the
superintendent and the passenger got
angry. He enlisted half the people who
traveled on the cars on his side and com
plaint after complaint was filed. The su
perintendent was linally compelled to take
some action, and following his advice, the
From San Francisco he went to the
mines in Amador County, and there he at
tended to an electric light plant. When
the mines closed down he came back to
San Francisco, and for a few weeks worked
Count Otto W. Mailing-.
[From a photograph.]
as an extraman for the Sutter-street Rail
road Company. Eight weeks ago the work
gave out, and from that time up to the
present he has been idle.
On Monday last he was down to his last
cent, and had not the slightest prospect of
earning anything. The people with whom
he had lived for seven consecutive years
stood by him, and as long as they had a
loaf of bread he was welcome to half of it.
At 2 p. m. Monday he was despondent.
At 2:30 p. m. he was jubilant.
A telegraphic order for $500 on the Bank
of California arrived, and shortly after
ward another cable saying, ''Come home
atonce. Draw for $500 more if necessary,"
The conductor is now settling up his
affairs, and will start for Copenhagen next
Such in brief were the California experi
ences of Count Otto W. Mailing of Den
mark. He is a splendidly educated man,
speaking the English, French, German,
Russian, Danish and Swedish languages
fluently. When asked how it was that he
came to be a car conductor he looked at the
questioner in astonishment and asked in
return, "Have you ever known what it was
to be a stranger in a strange land and out
of a job?"
Receiving no answer he continued: "I
had that experience, and I tell you a dol
lar looked as big as a cartwheel to me in
those days. That was how I became a car
conductor, and, like many a better man, I
got into the rut and stayed there."
Count Otto was at one time a lieutenant
in the Danish army, but disclaims any
military knowledge, saying he only served
six months in order to comply with the
law. From Copenhagen he went to Russia,
where he managed three large estates
owned by Messrs. Kreblas & Weltz. While
in the land of the Czars the lady to whom
he was engaged to be married caught a
cold and died from pneumonia. This
prostrated him for a time, and on his re
covery he severed all his home ties and
came to California.
The relatives of Otto Mailing are all
wealthy, the head of the house ranking as
.a Baron in Holstein, Germany. One of his
aunts died last month leaving $500,000,
two-thirds of which she left to Otto, and
the remainder to his cousin. The latter
considers that he is entitled to one-half the
money, aud has begun a contest of the
will. That is why Count Otto is wanted in
"No matter how the case is decided,"
said he yesterday, "I will have enough to
live on. lam an American, however, and
no count and don't want ever to be known
as one again. As soon as my affairs are
settled I will come back here and make my
home in California. I have many good
friends here among the Danish society and
the conductors and gripmen on the road.
We were comrades for many a year while I
was one of them and we will be comrades
again when I return if they will allow me.
I don't mean by that that I want to con
duct a car again," and the Count laughed.
"I have no hankering after saying, 'Fare
please,' auy more and I never want to hear
the words again unless I am the person ad
"As to my family, my father was a Ger
man, my mother a Dane and I was born in
Russia, so yon can guess at my nationality.
The easiest work I ever did in California
was at the Pioneer mines in Amador
County. There I worked the electric lights
and looked after the dynamo. The hardest
work was during the last two months dur
ing which time I have been idle."
PLOTTING FOR AH SOO,
A Bland Scheme Tried by Chinese to
Secure Possession of the Little
The case of Ah Soo, the little Chinese
girl who was rescued by the Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Children, from a
Church-alley hovel, continues to excite
more than ordinary interest. Charley
Hung, who claims some sort of a protecto
rate over Ah Soo, i 9, through his attorney,
straining every nerve to set aside the
guardianship papers granted to Secretary
Secretary McComb has in his possession
an anonymous letter which he believes
emanated from some one closely con
nected with Hung. It was an attempt, he
thinks, to secure^ Ah Soo's presence iv the
most dangerous Chinese quarter, when
the highbinders and their friends would
make a vigorous effort to effect her cap
ture. The letter is as follows :
Mr. Masters: A young girl in your house
named Ah Se You, two years old, is eagerly ae
sired by her mother, who lies upon her death
bed. The child's pecuniary interest would be
subserved by yoxir compliance with this last
request of a "longing mother. Further informa
tion will be cheerfully met with all informa
tion in my power.
Many Dogs Captured.
The Foundmaster was especially active In
June. During that month he caught 494 dogs.
Of this nuniDer 368 were killed.
NEW TO-DAY— AMUSEMENTS.
ONLY 4 NIGHTS MORE ! ;
Last Matinee Saturday !
Last Performance Sunday I
DEXMAN THOMPSON'S PLAY,
Management of E. A. McFARLAND.
EXTRA — NEXT WEEK.
Hoyt's Latest Farce-comedy,
A BLACK SHEEP
BRIGHT COMEDY, NEW MUSIC.
Everything Right Up to Date.
OTIS LAN as Hot Stuff
•** SEATS READY TO-DAY.
BALDWIN MONDAY, JULY 15,
UnLUFllil OPENING NIGHT!
THEATER i OPENING NIGHT
Eighth Annual Tour of
THE CASE OF REBELLIOUS SUSAN.
SEATS READY TO-DAY.
bibs. Kejsestixe Kkelixo Proprietor & JManasac
LAST NIGHTS !
The Glorious American Comic Opera,
"TAR AND TARTAR"
A SUPERB PRODUCTION
IN EVERY DETAIL.
Balfe's Beautiful Work,
First Appearance of MARTIN PA CHE. Tenor.
Popular Prices— and 50c.
.rROLAfIQI;R.<}OTTLOD« &' ussMAiorwiutßi-"
NO MONOPOLY I WE ARE
FOR THE PEOPLE.
Even the Board of Supervisors Come to See the
FRAWLEY COMPANY in "THE SENATOR."
NEXT MONDAY, JULY 15th,
Special and important engagement by Mr. Frawley
of MISS HELEN DAUVBAY !
In the First Production in San Francisco of
"ONE OF OUR GIRLS !"
Record-Breaker in New York City.
Souvenirs Presented to Every Lady Attending the
Opening Night's Performance.
The Handsomest Family Theaterln America.
WALTER MOROSCO....SoIa Lessee and Managae
* EVERY EVENING AT EIGHT,
SIXTH WEEK OF THE EMINENT
Author— Actor— Manager,
——WALTER BANFORD— — —
In the London and New York Success, .
THE PRODIGA^DAUGHTER !
.EvEsrixo Pricks— 25c and 500.
Family Circle and Gallery. 10c.
Usual Matinees Saturday ana Sunday.
O'Farrell Street, Between Stockton and Powell.
Unprecedented List of New Stars !
Mystery and Novelty Outdone !
KENNEDY and LORENZ,
THE MUHLEMANN TRIO.
BLOCKSOM and BURNS,
THE DE FORRESTB,
BARTLETT and MAT,
THE MILLAR BROS.,
GILBERT and GOLDIE,
LES FRERES MARTINETTI.
PRICES— IOc, 25c and 60c ■
W. B. Dailey Manager
GREAT SUCCESS I— —
THIS (THURSDAY) EVENING, JULY 11
"TT a MUET V*
Prices 15c, 25c, 350 and 50c.
■ - ■
RUNNING JIUS^ RUNNING
RACES! gSSagffC RACES
CALIFORNIA JOCKEY CLUB RACES,
BAY DISTRICT TRACK.
Races Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday— Rain
Five or more races each day. Races start at 2 -.30
F. m. sharp. McAllister and Geary street cars pass
PICNICS AND EXCURSIONS.
■■ TO THE CHARMING CITY OF
Will be given under the auspices of the Southern
Pacific Company, and under the personal super-
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 :20 a. m. Re-
turning, arrive in ban Francisco at 8 :05 p. m.
For Sightseeing, Bathing, Visiting the "Boys' Bri-
gade" Camp, etc., at Santa Cruz.
TICKETS NOW ON SALE
At Grand Hotel ticket office, San Francisco; Four-
teenth and Franklin streets, Oakland, and at Park*
street Station, Alameda. Also at the ferry ticket
office on the morning of the excursion.
T. H. GOODMAN, Gen'l Pass. Agt.
RICHARD GRAY, Gen'l Traffic Mgr.
THE POPULAR BAY RESORT,
NOW OPEN EVERY SUNDAY DURING
Music, Dancing, Bowling, Boating, Fishing and
Other Amusements. Refreshments at City Prices.
Fare, round trip, 25c; children, 15c, including
admission to grounds.
THE STEAMER URIAH
Will leave Tiburon Ferry 10:30 a. m., 12:10. 2:00
and 4:00 p. m. Returning leave £1 Campo 11:15
\ a. m., 1:00, 3:00 and 6:00 r. m.