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THVUSDAY JULY 18, 1891
Baldwin Thkatkb.— '-The Case of Rebellious
Susan. " - -
Columbia Theateb— "One of OurGirl3."
.Tivoli Opera-house— "Satanella."
California Theater— "A Black Sheep."
Morobco'sOpera-housk— "A Flag of Truce."
Obpheum— High-Class Vaudeville.
■MAi-nosouGH, Thkatkb (Oakland)— The Old
Prof O. 11. Oi.f.ason— Champion Horse
Tomer, at Central Park, Sunday, July 21.
Bay District Track.— Races.
Mechanics' Institute.— Opens August 13.
State Board of Tbadk EXitibit.— s7s Market
street, below Second. Open daily. Admission free.
PICNICS AND EXCURSIONS*
Er, Campo— Sunday, .Inly Thrilling exhibi-
tion by the V. S. Life' Savins Service.
By BtJKSM Horse MaUKKt- Thnrsdav, July !
18— Horsrs. at 137 Valencia street, at 11 o'clock.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.
The City schools will open on Monday.
Condensed City news on seventh page of the
The new Board of Election Commissioners
will soon organize.
C C. Terrill was buried yesterday in Odd
The firm of fcstee & Miller will dissolve part
nership on August 1.
The British svamer Port Stephens will sail
to-day with 3500 tons of barley.
The officer? of the San Francisco Produce
Exchange were installed yesterday.
Local items, bright and brief, can be found on
this i a'-re of the Cai.i. every morning.
The Olvmpia will go to Mare Island next
Friday to 'tit out tor her departure for the China
The winners p.f the Hay District yesterday
were: Han ford, Tuxedo, Don Gara. Nervoso
The Japanese reformers reaffirm their charge*!
neainst the police. Chief Crowley brands them
as a set of lies.
A. N. Towne will be buried in Mountain View
Cemetery to-day. Railroad offices will close as
a niarK of respect.
Clau« Spreekels has purchased the Doe prop
erty on Market street, near Jones. The consid
eration is not named.
'.v. 1!. Carter, a colored man, lectured last
right in Bethel African Church on the colored
pioneers of California.
Time-tabies oi the railroad companies are
- !:ed free of charge in the Call for the ac
in!in:: f>f readers.
Forrest Seabury, the celebrated theatrical
fc-i'iiic artist, died suddenly yesterday after
noon at Morosco's Theater.
The new Board of Health trns Installed in
office yesterday, and Mayor Sutro gave the doc
:ne good advice on sanitation.
The charges against Sergeant Jes«ie B. Cook*
of brutally treating Chinese were dismissed by
the FoliceComniissioners last night.
Rev. M. K. Tai of Tokio, Japan, arrived in
Sa:i Francisco last week. Hd tviil do evangeli
cal work among his countrymen here.
School Director Murdoch has filed a protest
with the Finance Committee ngainst the
amount appropriated lor the School Depart
The Musicians' Union is indignant that
Scheel's men who play at the Mechanics'
Fair are expected to give a rebate to the con
No action wn? taken by the Polle« Commis
sioners last night regarding the resignations of
Captains Douglass, Stone and Short and other
Rev. H. K. Howland, a BupMst preacher of
Pasadena, *vas in the City Prison en route to
Queutin to serve a sentence of two years
Two plain are being prepared for the pro
posed grand music concourse in Golden Gcte
Park. Details of one of these are made public
in this is<ue.
Nineteen insurance companies have sn»-
Tiended in California since the rate war began,
and the managers are endeavoring to form n
11. W. Van Lenden, private secretary of Sec
retary Carlisle, exported by Collectors Wise and
Welburn and other Federal officials, visited
Chinatown last night.
A number of eye lery proprietors were before
'he License Committee of the Board of Super
visors yesterday to urge for a reduction of thts
license on wheel novises.
H«nry Clarkson, son of the superintendent
of the House of Correction, met With an acci
dent on Tuesday afternoon which resulted fa
tally yesterday morning.
The ventilated fruitcar service from Sacra
mento to the East has been increased to a ir&in
pvery night. Every train carries off fruits val
ued ftt $15,000 to $20,000.
Cbarles C. Phillips is suing the Market-street
Railway Company for $50,000 damages Cn ac
count of aliened injury while riding on a
Hayes-street car last month.
The ca?e against Warren Hunter, charged
. with stealing J.lrs. Sadie Stone's pet doy, after
it hrt'l swallowed a $10 jrold piece, was dis
missed by Judge Low yesterday.
The Spring Valley Water Company re-elected
the board of directors at the annual meeting
held yesterday. The president's report shows
a deficit of $16,540 during the year.
Contract* fr.r grading th»> Valley road at
StoC&tod and building a steel drawbridge over
Mormon Channel in that city were signed res
terday. Grading will be started to-day.
Reports from the ten savings banks of this
City showing their standing on June 17, in
c-kiin j.arison with that of January 1, demon
strate considerable improvement in business
Superintendent of Streets Ashworth and
President Dohrmann of the Merchants' Asso
ciation have entered into an arrangement
which will result in the proper care of streets
The American branch of the Socialist Labor
Party met Tuesday evening at the temple, 115
Turk strecr, the socialist headquarters. Vari
ous questions were discussed and 300 members
sipn-.d the roll.
Supervisor Spreckels' little resolution which
Blipped through the last meeting of the board
. i the spirit of general assent that pre
vailed is calculated to wholly destroy the "pri
vate contract' evil in street work.
A conference was held yesterday between
the presidents of ihe Manufacturers' and
Merchants' Associations and the Half-million
Club to discus the advisability of having the
organizations v.ork in conjunction.
Pool-selling on the races Is now flourishing
openly to a large extent in this City at live
downtown resorts. The proprietors claim to
bnve found a way to subvert the existing law,
which restricts the '.mine to the racetrack.
Jtldge • arnpbell ordered an attachment to be
made out ;i£ai:.M the bookkeeper of Kosenthal
■ & < 0., ICearny street, for refusing to
Kive his name when served with a subpena to
act as a jnroT and failing to make his appear
a::<t; in court.
The Point Lobos Improvement Club held an
ad]Otirned meeting last night. They requested
the necretary to write to the Park Commis
sioners. Inqoirlnfc into Ihe right of the Market
street CHbie Company to lay its rails along
Point I.obos avenue.
Wit newel in the case against Mr?. Susan
Coon, 947 Howard street, charged with cruel
treatment of James K. Johnston, a boy 0 years
of age, testified in Judge Campbell's court yes
terday to having seen him tied naked to a chair
and beaten with a rawhide.
A letter received by the Coroner some days
as;o and plainly referring to the proposed sui
cide of Edward Pitts, a Folsom-street barber, is
now believed to be a fiction to cover the tracks
of the faithless husband, he having ran awuy
with the landlady's daughter.
Wong Lin, charged with concealing serenty
6ix tin.-; of unstamped opium at 10 Waverly
place, was found not guilty by a jury in tlie
(.'idled States District Court yesterday. The
Jury came to tnccouclusion that the Mongolian
bought the drug in good faith ana did not
know that it was unstamped.
A. M. Jackson, a salesman, piavedthe nickel
in-the-slot machine so successfully last night
i:i- the tobacco-store of J. Gassman, corner of
California and Montgomery streets, Gassman
became suspicious. He opened the machine
and saw about three dozen pieces of lead cut in
the shape and thickness of a nickel. He in
formed Policemen Gorevan and Barry and they
am-Mc-d Jackson. Several pieces of lead and
several rigars were found in his pockets. He
wns charged with obtaining goods by false
MlcfaaCl McLean, a coal-passer on (he steamer
Portland that anchored oil Alcatraz last night
previous to leaving this port, was rowed ashore
in a small boat aim removed to the Receiving
Hospital to be treated for a broken leg ana
scalded skin. McLean was horribly scalded in
the boiler-room of the steamer, but he was not
in a condition to explain how .the accident
happened, and the men who rowed him ashore
returned to the vessel after he was placed In
the ambulance. Assistant Police Surgeon
Berry, who attended him, said he was in a very
AROUND THE WATER FRONT
The Big Steamer Port Stephens
Could Not Get Enough
ARRIVAL OF THE PAPEETE.
Schooner Sunk While Being Loaded.
A Vessel Left High by
The British steamer Port Stephens,
which was reported to have taken aboard
4300 tons of barley at Port Costa in eleven
hours, Was not nearly so fast in loading;
neither did she get to sea with proportion
The barley, being a light commodity,
filled up the 4300 tons of space with only
3500 tons of grain. This failed to put the ves
sel down to the Plimsoll mark, and Captain
AVhitehead objected to sailing his steamer
out 800 tons dead weight short. McNear
contended for charter charges only on 3500
tons, and the Port Stephens lay two days
in the stream till the question was settled.
It is understood that an agreement hag
been reached and she will depart this morn
The British ship Peleus, which cleared
yesterday for Qneenstown, will carry away
75,065 centals of wheat, valued at $74,865.
She arrived h"re Just thirty days ago, .un
loading: and reloading in that remarkably
The »c hooner Chetco, which was wrecked
several mouths ago on the northern coast,
and was floated and docked here last
week, came near going down to the bottom
of the bay yesterday with part of a cargo
of coffee. She nad been so poorly repaired
til at water burst in through her planking
as soon as the load began to settle her
The old steamer Coos Bay has been taken
to White's shipyard in Oakland and
stretched out equal to a third of her origi
The Alviso was laid up yesterday for
repairs and change of machinery.
The little steamer Portland, used by the
Boston Fish Company, which went ashore
near Donga Island, on. the coast of Alaska,
July 12, was lost in a peculiar manner.
While lying at anchor under the shelter of
the island during a storm, the tide, an
unusually high one, went out and left her
up on the rocks twenty feet above the sea
level. The crew got ashore and were
rescued by the steamer Chilkat, but the
schooner being broken by the sharp rocks
upon which she rested was a total loss.
The Old Horse Club, a colored social or
ganization, advertised to go on a bay ex
cursion aboard, the schooner Robert and
Jennie yesterday morning, didn't go, be
cause the skipper of the double-named
craft wanted his charter coin in advance.
The man who was managing the affair
made many motions toward his razor
pocket while expostulating with the hard
hearted mariner, but the "Bob and Jen"
didn't «ail. Pugilist Jim Hall tried to
move the vessel, but concluded that his
fighting weight at sea was too light. The
crowd was shy about $25 of the demanded
charter money and the Old Horse Club
dian't sail the ocean blue.
The cruiser Olympia sails next Friday
for Mare Island to prepare for her depart
ure for the China station. Lieutenant
Thomas S. Phelps, the navigator, has been
detached from the vessel and placed on
The pretty white barkentine trader
• Papeete arrived from the islands day be
fore yesterday with 43,600 cocoanuts, sev
eral hundred tons of copra and a large
quantity of seaehells. .
She docked at Mission No. 1, where the
small boy of the genus wharfrat was await
ing her and those thousands of cocoanuts.
0. 0. TERRILL BURIED.
He Is Laid to lteftt With Impressive
Ceremonies in the Odd Fellows'
The esteem in which the late Charles G.
Tcrrill was held found evidence yesterday
in the large number of friends present at
the obsequies held in Memorial Hall, Odd
The arrangements for the funeral were
under the direction of Apollo Lodge No.
123, I. O. 0. F. The services and address
by Grand Master P. F. Gosbey of San Jose
were filled with kindly reference to the re
gard in which deceased was held by the
business community, the affection shown to
his loved ones at home, and the loss that
would be sustained by the numerous or
ganizations of which he had been an active
The remains reposed in a massive velvet
covered casket and bore many ele
gant floral pieces. One armchair of
Fillies and ferns bore the word 'Papa."
A large chair of Hllies, ferns and
sweet peai wa3 from the members of the
Builders' Exchange, who attended in a
body, over 200 being present. A beautiful
floral piece, representing a large pillow,
was from the trustees of the Free Public li
brary, while it 3 employes sent an elegant
basket. There were many others, among
which wefe noticed floral tokens from
Leon Dennery, Mrs. H. Jacobs, Mme.
Huerne, Minerva Lodge No. 33, D. of H.,
The pallbearers were: Apollo Lodge.
J. M. Loane, J. M. Thompson; Oriental
Encampment, George W. Lemont, P. C.
P., and James W. Adams; Builders' Ex
change, Oscar Lewis (president), J. B.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1895.
Wilcox (trustee); Free Public Library,
George T. Shaw (president), J. O'Connor.
The interment took place at Odd Fel
lows' Cemetery and was attended by a
large concourse of people, among whom
were noticed many prominent men.
THE VALLEY ROAD.
Grading; of the New Line to Begin To-
Day in Stockton— Two Important
A contract was signed yesterday for the
grading of the San Francisco and Ban
Joaquin Valley road from Stockton har
bor to the southerly limits of that city.
Men and horses, with all appliances and
tools, were on the ground yesterday ready
to begin work, the promise of which had
attracted many hundreds of laborers to
Chief Engineer Storey of the new rail
way stated yesterday that the graders
would begin to prepare the bed for the ties
and rails to-day. For that reason alone
Thursday, July 17, 1885, will be a memor
able day in California, and one of spec'al
significance to the vast level region known
as the San Joaquin Valley. There will be
no fuss over the turnings of the first
shovelful of carth — at least it was not
known yesterday at the head offices in this
City that the occasion Would be one of
Once the work of construction begins the
Valley road will be pushed southward with
all possible dispatch, for everything is in
readiness for the start, and the company
means business when it comes to running
the line to Bakersliehl.
The contract for the steel drawbridge
THE WHITE BARKENTINK PAPEETE.
[Sketched by a " Call 1 ' artist.] ■
over Mormon Channel, in Stockton, was
signed yesterday with Healey~& Tibbitts of
San Francisco, but the preliminary work
on the girders, etc., has been under way
for some time past, and the bridge will be
finished in the course of two or three
weeKs. By that time the company will
havo received authority from the War De
partment to bridge Mormon Channel,
which is navigable at Stockton, and then
construction of the piers will begin.
SWEEPING THE STREETS.
Ashworth and the Merchants'
Association Working Hand
Foreman King 1 and Chief Deputy
Donovan Examined a District
Superintendent of Streets Ashworth has
signed articles of peace with President
Dohrmann of the Merchants' Association
in keeping the streets clean. Some com
plaint having been made of Chief Deputy
Donovan's hypercritical examination of
the worK done, the Superintendent decided
to have Mr. Dohrmann or one of his depu
ties accompany Mr. Donovan in his rounds.
Accordingly, Mr. Ashworth addressed the
following letter to Mr. Dohrmann yester
San Frakcleco, July 17, 1895.
F. W. Dohrmann E*q.. 110 Suiter street, City—
Dear Sir: I respectfully request that you ac
company my chief deputy, A. J. Donovan, over
the route scheduled for sweeping and cleaning
the public streets for last evening, as he has ex
amined the work done and docs not desire to
pass final judgment upon the same until an
opportunity be afforded you to inspect the
If, as a result of said inspection, you are sat
isfied that the work has been properly done, I
shall be pleased to abide by the expression of
your good judgment in the premises. Mr. Dor
<»van will be ready at any hour agreeable to
yourself with a horse andjbuggy, for the pur
I shall offer yon every facility at my com
mand to co-operate in the of a
thorough inspection of the work of sweeping
and cleaning the streets before passing judg
ment thereon. Respectfully yours,
Super'.ntendendent of Public Streets, High
way and Squares.
Mr. Dohrmann acted on the suggestion
at once. He could not go himself, so he
sent Foreman King in his stead.
"The district examined," said Chief
Deputy Donovan yesterday, "was west of
Drumin street and north of Pacific. We
found three blocks which were very
badly done and three more which hardly
came up to the standard. On Battery
street, between Bro:idway and Vullejo;
on Front street, from Union to Filbert,
and on Front street, from Pacific to Broad
way, piles of dirt were found in the street.
Mr. King condemned the work, and ho
also said that the men were deserving of
censure for not hearing more heavily on
the brooms and for skimming the dirt. Of
course allowance must bt made for the
streets which are paved with cobbles. Mr.
Ashworth wants Mr. Dohrrtiann to send
one of his representatives with me every
day, and by doing so all question as to the
merit of the work dove can be hereafter
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,
35 cents each. Morton SpeciarDelivery, 81
Geary street, 406 Taylor street and Oakland
Ferry Depot. *
To Declare the Firm Insolvent.
Suit was begun yesterday to have B oeck
mann & oraner, owners of a restaurant at 943
Market street, declared insolvent. The credit
ors and the amounts due to them are: F. Uri
A Co., fIG 73 93; M. A. Gun*t & Co., $107 30;
Armes <fc Dallam, $8 28; Murphy, Grant* Co.,
fjHJI 25; Deming-Palmer Milling Company,
$10 50; Del Monte Milling Company, $33 30;
William Cluff Company, f9O 44. It Is stated
i& the petition, wbicn is signed by all af the pe
titioners, that on July 8 BoCckmann & (.iranor
transferred all the property to Henry Bchwartz.
There . is an article on ; (he market seldom
equaled and never excelled— Jesse Moore Whis
ky. Moore. Bust 40©. gu»r»utee iU purity* * <.;■
INSURANCE MEN WEARY.
The Managers Are Suing for
Peace Because War Is
NINETEEN COMPANIES LEAVE.
"I Don't Want to Play In Your
Yard ; I Don't Like You
The fire insurance men have grown
weary of cutting rates and begun to talk
of attempting some plan of reorganising a
compact on lines similar to those of the
old combination that failed of their pur-
Though the rate war lost interest for the
public it has abated nothing from a busi
ness point of view, and one by one com
panies have dropped from the arena until
nineteen concerns can now be counted out
here. Or these concerns not one is a for
eign corporation. They are all smaller
American companies, and one— the Sun of
San Francisco— is a California institution.
The only local insurance corporation re-
maining is the Fireman's Fund, which
owns the Mutual.
The companies that have withdrawn
under the fire of rate-cutting are the Sun
of San Francisco, American of New York,
Firemen's Girard of Philadelphia, Mer
chants' of New Jersey, Niagara of New
York, Agricultural of New York, Delaware
of Philadelphia, Fireman's of Maryland,
Mutual of New York, Northwestern of
Oregon, Teutonia of New Orleans. The
Farragnt, Traders' of Chicago, United
Firemen's of Williamsburg City, Franklin
of Philadelphia, Glen Falls or New York
and the United States companies hare
ceased writing business, or, in other words,
suspended in California. Their with
drawal takes millions of capital out of the
insurance field in San Francisco. The Sun,
American, Niagara and Northwestern took
risks as high as $5000, the Mutual of New
York issued as high as $10,000, while the
rest were limited to $2500 each on any one
With such a condition before the general
managers in San Francisco discussions
were frequently held with a view to form
ing a compact. Yesterday Butler A Hal
dan and Hugh Craig sent out circular let
ters to the managers and general agents on
the question of combining.
Mr. Craig's letter was a characteristic
document, which reviews the insurance
troubles and suggests remedies in a prac
tical manner as follows:
United States Department, i
New Zealand Insurance Company, >
San Francisco, July 1(5, 1895.)
I don't want to play In your yard;
I don't like you any more:
You'll be Sorry when you see me
Sliding down mv cellar door.
You can't holler down our rain-barrel,
You can't climb our apple-tree:
I don't want to play in your yard
If you won't be good to me.
To Manager* and Agents, San Fravcitco— Dear
Sib: The lines above quoted appear tome to
very aptly describe the stupid and uncalled-for
condition in the fire insurance business in San
Francisco at this writing, and I am free to con
fess that for my part 1 am sick and tired of it.
Surely, if there are any personal animosities,
the experience of the last three months has
given opportunity for their gratification.
In the meantime, sufficient evidence has
been obtainable as to the facts and the where
abouts of bad faith which brought about the
recent lamentable suspension of rates. I think
I voice the s-entiments of the business com
munity of San Francisco in saying that the
commercial interests of the State would hall
with pleasure a cessation of the present insur
ance warfare, and certainly our Portland rep
resentatives are to be commended in discard
ing the bad example which we have eet them.
I would therefore surest that the time is
ripe for conilrteration of the interest* of the
stockholders ot our companies, looking to a re*
organization which will, if possible, secure re
form on some of the following points: Uniform
rat's; cash for premiums on presentation of
policies; compensation of agents, and delivery
of policiCß ami collection of premiums through
If. in your opinion, the drastic applications
from which the companies we represent have
recently Buffered have gone far enough, you
will do me the honor of so stating by writing
across the face of this communication "yes" or
"no," and returning it to this office. II a ma
jority of the an* wers are in the affirmative I
will ask D. J* Staples Esq. to call a meeting of
the managers and agents of lire companies do
ing businesß in San Francisco to consider the
question of reorganization. Yours faithfully,
llvgh Craio, manager.
Butler & Haldan'e circular states plainly
that "it will soon be impossible to avoid
fully sharing the consequences which have
arisen unless an attempt is made to stem
the tide of demoralization."
THE FAIR ESTATE.
Judge Slack Confirms Some Sales and
Issues Orders for the Payment
A lot of new orders in the Fair estate
were issued yesterday by Judge Slack, who
is judicially running the Petaluma ranch
incidentally with the general management
of the truet.
The Judge confirmed tho special admin
istrator's sale of thirty-9even boxes of but
ter and 328 sacks of potatoes for $460 77,
1604 sacks of wheat and 1594 sacks of corn
for $4313 57 and forty-three half-barre.'s of
brandy for $438 25.
The administrators were anthorized to
sell t wcnty-ti ve colts and mares by auction
in this City next month and to transfer
200 horses and mules from the Berryeesa
stock farm to the Knights Landing ranch.
In the financial branch of the estate or
ders have been issued for the payment of
notes aggregating $330,000 as follows: To
S. Q. Murphy, note for $150,000, dated
April 24, 1894, and a note for $50,000, dated
August 5, 1894; to Jaraes K. Lynch, note
for $50,000, dated April 28, 1894; to the
Bank of British Columbia, note for $50,000,
dated December 1, 1894; to the First Na
tional Bauk, note for $50,000, dated Decem
ber G, 1804.
GOOD BANK BHO^INa.
According to Heports Submitted by
Savings Institutions Business Has
Improved in California.
Secretary Dunsmoor of the Bank Com
missioners has compiled a tabulated state
ment of the savings banks of this City,
Bhowing their standing on June 17, and by
a comparison of their standing on January
1 a rather encouraging condition of busi
ness is demon strat«d. The commercial
banks are expected to have all their re
ports in by to-day. The following is the
comparison of I totals by items of the ten
•: June 17, 1896. January i. 1805.
Bank premises * 2,224,969 66 12,190.997 99
Other real estate.. .... 1,856,729 6tf 1,461,89494
Invested in stocks, ■■• ".»iis««^wß&*i««*w;
■bonds and warrants. 16.500,294 44 14,625,843 16
Loans on real estate, .80,124,726 63 80.706.9&6 50
.Loans -v. on stock b,. ■-,• f.
bonds and warrants. 6,366,780 20 6,966,802 35
Loans on Other 5e
curitie5.....:.:,...;.......:....... " 67,67180
Loans oil personal . : . . t-.--»;-.j
5ecurity............. . 45,000 00 45,000 00
Money on hand 3,357,638 46 3,409,075 83
Due from banks and •■ - • '
bankers i.w...... 2,705,29819 1,484,909 58
Other assets. 476,08185 179,16124
June 17, 1895. January 1, 1895.
Capital paid up.. $4,760,000 00 4,635,000 00
Hese fve and
profit and loss. 5,215,149 83 • 4,300,666 62
Deposits ........ 101,604.587 34 100,444,36817
Public funds..... 3,895 26 3,995 26
Other liabilities.. 2,173,836 45 643,883 39
Total of assets
and 1iabi1itie5.. 5113,657,468 85 $110,027,818 44
The comparison of deposits shows an
increase of over a million dollars. There
is also a large increase in investments.
The loans on real estate have fallen off.
The ten savings banks are the Colum
bus Savings arid Loan Society, French
Savings and Loan Society, German Sav
ings and Loan Society, Hibernia Savings
and Loan Society, Humboldt Savings and
Loan Society, Mutual Savings Bank, San
Francisco Savings Union, Savings and
Loan Society, Security Savings Bank and
Union Trust Company.
AMONG THE PLAYHOUSES
"Rebellious Susan" Drawing
Well at the Baldwin
Good Audiences at the California
and Columbia — Successes
A large number of the regular frequenters
of the Baldwin, are still sojourning at
country resorts, and considering this fact,
the Lyceum Theater is doing a very good
Henry Arthur Jones' play, "The Case of
Rebellious Susan," which runs all this
week, is well worth seeing, as Daniel Froh
man?s players interpret it. The play has a
flimsy plot and no very striking situations,
but it is fully redeemed by remarkably
bright dialogue and well-drawn characters,
the individualities of the roles being ac
centuated in several instances by the clever
work of the performers, notably of Kelsey
"One of Our Girls" is going well at the
little Powell-Btreet house. Mias DauVray
has cnst off the nervousness that shft
showed in the first act on the opening
night, and now acts with ease and aban
don all tnrough the play. The only per
former whose conception of his part needs
remodeling is Leslie. If Mr. Leslie in
tends to go on impersonating dukes and
other people of high degree, he might with
advantage take a few lessons in deport
ment. French dukes may be wicked
some of tlnm doubtless are— but none of
them strut about the sa-lons of the great,
like badly made marionettes, and it is a
pity to see one actor introducing a bur
lesque into an otherwise excellent per
Crowded houses and laughter attest the
popularity of Hoyt's "A Black Sheep,"
which, with its ridiculous situations and
catchy music, seems to have "caught on"
well with the San Francisco public. The
role of Hot Stuff was written for Otis Har
lam, and it fits him like a glove.
The "Sheep" will begin its second week
at the California Theater on Monday.
"The Flag of Truce ' is the last but by
no means the least of Walter Sanford's
repertoire. AH' his productions have been
played to large audiences and have been
well received, though they have not all
been up to Morosco'B usual standard. '
"The Flag of Truce" is fall of patriotic
and domestic devotion and appeals to the
serious rather than the comic side of
humanity, although .the nurse is amus
ingly played by Miss Blanc, and Miss
Heney and Leslie cause a good deal of
merriment with their love affairs.
One of the most amusing acts at the
Orpheura this week is ; the Hayseed : or
chestra, which plays in such an excru
ciatingly horrible manner that it delights
the audience by its very shortcomings, and
is received more warmly than a band of
treat performers would be. The Witney
rothers •' perform ; cleverly upon a variety
of instruments, and produce dulcet strains
out of a boxing-match^ Kennedy and
Lorenz and the Martinettis are as popular
as ever. •; ';■_■/ ; r ; ;>^'
"Satanella" is drawing larjrer audiences
than the Tivoli has seen for a long time,
and the bright ; music .is : Continually ap
plauded. - Alice Nielson makes a clever
Satanella, though vocally she is not robust
enough ; for the part. ■ Pache has a V line
stage presence, and ? MisS ; Millard Vis quite
satisfactory. The , voices • are a little over
weighted by the brass in places, but taken
altogether the opera is going well. '. ;v
: The screaminst farce-comedy "Mulcfthy's
Visit" is keeping \ Alcazar audiences ;in
roars of laughter nightly. L-"
- On Sunday evening next the New York
Irving-place Theater Company will begin
their first engagement in this City .present*
ing for the first time in this City the com
edy "Der Herr Senator." .'
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Missionary to America.
Rev. M. K. lai of Tokio, Japan, arrived
in San Francisco nearly ten days ago. He
came to California to do evangelical work
among the Japanese. In Japan Rev. Mr.
Tai is regarded as the most eminent and
successful native minister. Fifteen years
ago he was converted to the Christian "faith
through missionaries of the Episcopal
church. Since that time he has been
actively at work among his own people.
Rev. Mr. Tai will remain in San Fran
cisco about six months, spending his time
among the Japanese, and also studying
closely the general work of the church as
conducted here. He' has not secured per
manent headquarters as yet, though ft is
not improbable that he will locate at 225
Golden Gate avenue.
: \Vrttlng Tablets 5 cents Ito 50 cents each,
lead pencils 10 ; cents '. to 75 cents \ per ,' dozen,
play cards '10 cents to 75 Cents per pack,
envelopes 1 to $2 50 per thousand, writing
papers 5 cents to 25 cents per quire. - Sanborn.
Vail* Co,, leading « t*Uooere, 741 Mwk«W : • >
BUDD'S BOARD IN OFFICE
The New Guardians of Health
Take Their Seats and Go
SOME GOOD ADVICE GIVEN.
Recommendations of the Mayor on
Sanitation— No Appointments
The new Board of Health was installed
yesterday morning and the old board ad
journed sine die. Mayor Sutro presided
and called the retiring board to order,
there being i>resent Drs. Bucknall, Regens
btirger, Mays and Long. Besides there
were present the new board— Drs. J. F.
Morse, G. J. Fitzgibbon, J. M. Williamson
and Henry H. Hart— and Dr. Somers of
the Receiving Hospital, Superintendent
Weaver of the Almshouse, Dr. Titus of the
City and County Hospital, Quarantine
Officer Lawlor, Health Officer Keeney and
The routine business was disposed of,
the report of the retiring board showing
that the sanitary condition of the City Was
fairly good. The Health Officer's report
showed 433 deaths for June, as against 441
deaths for the corresponding month of last
year. Dr. Homers reported 600 cases at
tended to in the Receiving Hospital during
the rhonth and Quarantine Officer Lawlor
reported that fifty-four vessels had been
inspected during the same period.
The new board was then instructed by
the Mayor to file their credentials and de
clared the old board retired. Dr. Regens
burger spoke for the old board, thanking
the Mayor and his colleagues for their
kindness and courtesy. He said that he
hoped the new board would accomplish
some of the things which had to be left un
done by their predecessors regarding sani
He called attention to the need of thor
ough milK inspection. A garbage crema
tory was among the needs of the City.
There had been $10,000 appropriated for
the purpose, but nothing had ever been
done in the matter. The present ambu
lance system, he said, was a disgrace to the
City, and there should be also a smallpox
hospital. The streets ought to be kept
clean and the garbage- wagons should be
Dr. Mays and Dr. Bucknall followed
their colleague in a similar strain and
Mayor Sutro addressed the new board as
In welcoming you, the new Board of Health
of the City of San Francisco, I desire to express
the hope that your administration may be pro
gressive, intelligent and effective, and that at
the end of your term you may look back with
satisfaction and pride on what you have ac
To the community nothing is more impor
tant tfcan proper sanitation, and tnis is placed
under your supervision and is your especial
Pure air, pure water and wholesome food are
the three great requisites for a community.
Pure air means good sewerage; it means
clean streets and the abatement of nuisances.
Pure water means the condemnation of con
taminated drinking water, and wholesome
food means industrious, energetic and honest
inspection of all the food products exposed for
sale to our citizens.
You belong to the younger school of mcdi*
cine. You are acquainted with the bearing and
influence of the study of bacteriology upon
sanitary measures, and I think a bacteriolog
ical iaboratorv, stocked with the best appli
ances for the development of cultures, should
be provided for the use of the Board of Health.
The expense would be but a trifle compared to
the benefits to be derived therefrom.
The Board of Health should not be subject to
political influences. You have charge of the
charitable institutions, wherein the poor, the
■•irk, the aged, the helpless and the unfor
tunate are cared for by the community. The
attendants should not be chosen from political
parties as a reward for political services; they
should be chosen for their humanity, their ex
perience and their li tneso for the work, and
those who in the past have performed their
dnties honestly ana faithfully should be re
tained in their positions and not cast out to
make room for friends to be rewarded by a new
With these suggestions, which I hope will
meet with your careful consideration and ap
proval, we will now proceed to the regular
order of business.
There being no immediate business, the
new board took an adjournment to
Wednesday, the 24th in3t.>at 11 o'clock.
No appointments were made, the board
declaring that the changes had not yet
been decided upon.
A RECALCITRANT JUROR.
The Bookkeeper for a Shoe
Firm Refuses to Give
Judge Campbell at Once Orders an
Attachment to Be Made Out
Judge Campbell has another stubborn
juror on his hands, and he declares that
in this instance he will make an example
of him by fining him and sending him to
jail for contempt of court.
A case of selling liquor to a minor child
was on for trial in his court yesterday
afternoon before a jury. Policeman Ma
loney was detailed to serve the subpenas,
which, in most cases, are in the name of
Maloney went into the boot and shoe
store of Rosentbal Bros. & Co., 107 Kearny
Btreet. and served one of the "John Doe"
subpenas upon the bookkeeper of the firm.
When asked for his name he refused to
give it, and Maloney so reported to the
When the names of the jurors were called
a colored man named Davis, who works in
the boot and shoe store, rose and told the
Judge that Mr. Rosenthal had sent him to
serve on the jury.
"You are not the man who was served
with the subpena," said the Judge. "Where
is the bookkeeper?"
"He is not here," said Davis. "I have
been Bent in his place."
"Thi3 is a deliberate insult to the court,"
said the Judge angrily. "I shall order an
attachment to be made out against the
bookkeeper and will fix his bonds at $SCO.
I was lenient With a juror on Monday,
and I thought my remarks then would
have shown thai this shirking of a plain
duty would not be tolerated. It is time an
example was made of some one and I mean
to do it in this instance."
The attachment was made out and Police
man Maloney went with it to Rosenthal
Brothers' store, but the bookkeeper could
not be found. Mr. Rosenthal'explained to
the officer that he had gone out collecting,
but he would have him in court this morn
ing. He did not give the bookkeeper's
name to the officer and said he lived some
where on Bacramento street, but he, did
not know the number.
GILES' HIGH SCHOOL HALL.
It Has Just Been Finished at a Cost of
A new assembly hall in the Girls' High
School has jost been finished at a cost of
neafly $13,000, an r l this evening the Scbool
Committee of the Board of Supervisors
will officially inspect it. The hall is lo
cated in the third story of the school and
occupies the entire floor practically.
The auditorium is 120 feet long and 72
feet wide and the stage 68 feet long and 30
feet in depth.
The purpose of the board in completing
i the ball is to hay« * place where the au
ntlal Cornrflencement exercises of the Girls'
High School and other schools may be
conveniently held, so that the renting of
outside halls may not be necessary.
To one side of the auditorium is the art
room. On each side of the lobby is a
classroom, connected with the auditorium
and lobby by a system of folding doors,
60 that the 'seating capacity of the ball,
ordinarily 1500, may be materially in
NEW" TO-DAY-AMUSEMENTS. i
TO-NIGHT!— 3IATINEE SATURDAY!
THIS WEEK ONLY.
THE CASE OF REBELLIOUS SUSAN,
EXTRA !— NEXT WEEK !"
2d Week LYCEUM COMPANY.
- First Time Here of . ' ' ,
A Quaint Farcical Comedy by A. W. Plnero.
J93-SEATS READY TO-DAY.
ri\ICDLAfIDLR.WTTLOb« r»- itsiMAnotiAriA««4-«-
WE'VE GOT IT IiOWN TO A SCIENCE.
GIVE THE PUBLIC
A FIRST-CiASS PERFORMANCE
■ Such as is Given by
——THE FKAWLKY COMPANY— —
And a Great Play Like
"ONE OF OUR GIRLS!" •
And You Must Fill Your House.
Come and See How This is Don*, ■
BBSEBVJKD SEATS : L
Night. 15c, 25c, 60c.'75c: Matinee, 15c. 25c, 50c.
Next Monday— "THE JILT."
Head and Shoulders Abore Everything
Ever Seen in San Francisco.
as HOT STUFF.
EVERY EVENING, INCLUDING SUNDAY.
MATINEE SATURDAY. ■-,
JlKs. Kknkstink Kbrmno .Proprietor «£: Manages
EVERY NUMBER ENCORED. :
EVERY SCENE AND SETTING PRAISED.
ARTISTIC RENDITION ;
Of Balfe'B Melodious Opera, in Five Acts, Entitled
I ?_PQy^?-9?AQy_ E JL
Beautiful Scenery! Correct Costumes! '
Brilliant Light Effects ! '
Popular Prices— 2sc and sOc.
The Handsomest Family Theater! n America.
WALTER MOKOSCO ...Sole Lessee and Manazat
EVERY EVENING AT EIGHT, '
SEVENTH WEEK OF THE EMINENT—
Author — Actor — Manager,
;~"r-: -WALTER . SANFOUD ■
In the Superb Scenic Success,
"A FLAG OF TRUCE
Evrkisb Prices— 2sc and 50c.
Family Circle and Gallery. 10c.
Usual Matinees Saturday ana Sunday.
O'Farfell Street, Between Stockton and Powell.
GREAT SUCCESS "OTOCR NEW BILL!
Novelty and Comedy Par Excellence!
THE WHITNEY BROS.,
KENNEDY and LORENZ,
THE MUHLEfIIANN TRIO.
BLOCKSOM and BURNS,
THE DE ITORRESTS,
BARTLETT and MAY,
MILLAR BROS., -'
GILBERT and GOLDIE,
LES FRERES MARTINETTI.
Reserved seats, "l2sc; Balcony, 10c; Opera c&alrs j
and Box seats, 60c. ■ ■"
Last Grand Performance on the Facino
CENTRAL PARKTSUNDAY, JULY 21,
at 3 o'clock,
PROF. 0, R. GLEASON
r-«ft«t ■ WILL ATTEMPT
Sk AND DRIVE
. ■^■A*^ s - -' • MAN-EATING '}
the Most Vicious Hot-86 in California.
' A number Of other horses will also be subdued.
A EMISSION.... •...V7~T7. ..............SKo
RESERVED SEATS... w.... sOe
(OAKLAND). . j
To-Night THE OLD HOMESTEAD.
Special— ln consequence of the (treat success
three more performances will be given of THE
OLD HOMESTEAD— Friday and Saturday eve»
ings and Saturday matinee. Seats on sale. _ ;,
Ss : 2 TWENTY-EIGHTH .
- OP THE I *"—
MECHANICS' - INSTITUTE!
SAN FRANCISCO, < A 1... -
OPENS AUGUST 13 AND CLOSES
SEPTEMBER 14, 1898.
Grand Display of Home Productions in
Art. Science and Manufactures. ■•■-
Intending exhibitors s should at once apply tot
space, for which thera is no charge.
1 Separate bids for. the following exclusive priv-
I lieges will be received ;by the committee nntll
Tnesdav, July 23d, at 6p. M. : Restaurant, lea
Cream.'Soda, Candy, Boot Beer, Wafflei, Pop Corn*
Perfumery. ■ ; « ■
■ For specifications or any desired information ap«
ply at the office, 31 A Qsjs^ L . DiE>presid^ v
: ; RACES I'; S^kJ^i RAGES
CALIFORNIA JOCKEY CLUB RAGES,
BAY DISTRICT TRACK.
Races Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday and Saturday— or Shine. ,
' * Fire or more races each day. Bacps start at 2 :30
p. it. sharp. • McAllister and Ueary street cara pass
the gate. - ' '- ■■>• : ■ ' '• j,- _..„.
PICNICS AND EXCURSIONS.
THE POPULAR BAY RESORT,
■■•■' SPECIAL ATTRACTION
SUNDAY, JUI/V 21, AT 1:30 P. M.
THRILLING EXHIBITION! '
•• U. S. LIFJC-SAVING SERVICE."
' . Real Shipwreck on Bay. '■•■''.
■ Far?, round " trip, 23c ; children, 15c, • including
admission to errounds. --■ ■'-'" : : - *
: THK STEAMER URIAH ■ ■ ■ ■•- • y
Will leave Tiburon Perry 10:30 a. m.. 12:10. 2:0«
and 4:00 p. it. itetural&s leave £1 CanjpO at 1:09
*:00a&dl;90*lfc •; . .