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SUNDAY JULY 21, 1895
Bai-pwix Thkatkk.— •• Der Herr Senator."
Colombia Thkater— "One of Our Girls."
California Thkatek— "A Black Sheep."
Wonosco'sOpKßA-irocsK— Flag of Truce."
Tivoxi Opkba-hocsk— "Snttinellß."
Okpheum— llißh-Claas Vaudeville.
Vr.nr. O. It. (ii.i'.ASov— Champion Tlor3O
Tamer, at Central Park.
Gcuden Gate I'ark- Golden Gate Park Band.
Harness Races (Sacramento)— 20, 23, 34,
26. 26, 27.
Mechanics' Institi'Tt:.— Opens Aujtust 13.
State Board of Trade Exhibit.- 575 Market
street, below Second. Open dally. Admission free.
PICNICS AND EXCURSIONS.
Eli Campo— Sunday, July 21— Thrilling exhibi
tion by the V. S. Life Saving Service.
CITY ITEMS IN BRIEF.
The bark Aureola is again on the drydock.
The Washtentff sailed for Panama yesterday.
The Naval Reserve's new boathouse is about
Three plays will be presented by amateurs for
Charity next month.
Rev. M. T. Colburn may be called to the
Sm.ij son Memorial pulpit.
R. P. Keating reports improvement In the
Esmeralda County mines.
The committee on the Bimetallic convention
report encour«ei:ig progress.
W. A. Ghunblin, the local censor of society,
Is on his way back trom New York.
Th* Half-million Club will soon publish a
complete statement of its work and flnar.ces.
The coming convention of Supervisors for
the Atlanta Fair promises to be largely at
Indian hemp, from which hashish is made,
ttcncceufally grown in Alameda County oy
At the State* Free Labor Bnref.u the men
are more desirous than the women of obtain
Bank presidents give their views on the boy
cott scheme of v, mad Master Sovereign of the
Knights of Labor.
Miss Kate Foster nearly lost her life in a
brave attempt to save a drowning companion
a: Boulder Creek.
James Kerrigan, an old man, was knocked
down by a Hayes-street dummy on Friday
night and badly' hurt. ..\\,
Thomß3 J. Hsniy of 233 Valencia street at
tempted to murder his mother and brother
last ni^ht with a hatchet.
The winners at the Bay District yesterday
\\. re AmiffO, Linle Tough, Gold Bug, Don Gam,
Del Nort« and Guadaloupe.
The estate of the late Abraham Powell is ap
praised a: .*sr>. 'J23 02, including forty notes
that are declared worthless.
Mi<s Margaret Daly, well known in amateur
theatrical circles, has secured an engagement
\. M. Palmer in New York.
The Mechanics' Institute will issue certifi
cates of superiority instead of medals in ail but
the art department of the coming fair.
The Crescendo Club rooms at 11 Ellis street
to accommodate women desirous of betting on
the races, nee<i the attention of the police.
The New Woman's Club has adopted royal
n;id gold for its colors and elected offi
cers and committees for the ensuing term.
.V third rail is being laid on the South Pacific
Railway between San Jose and I.osGatos.
This line v. I I all beehauged to standard gauge.
Beginning with next payday City Treasurer
Widber will begin deducting 1 per cent of
teachers' salaries, to provide lor the new pen
Assessor SieDe filed his annual report with
tue Board of Supervisors yesterday, showmen
.rease on real and personal properly of
Fire Marshal To we and the police are investi
gating an attempt re destroy by fire the resi
lience of Mrs. Collins, 27 Iloff avenue", on Fri
.lames Devir.e, who committed a robbery in a
saloon near San Jose on May 15 last, was ar
. in tliis City on Friday and taken to San
The annual di.sinternr.ent of the bodies of
dead Chinese for shipment to the Orient is in
lull progress, and IDOO bodies have already
been taken up.
Mrs. Marion J&xaieMn lost her suit against
the Presidio and Ferries Railroad Company for
damages tor craned fiugers in Justice Barry's
An interesting exhibition of life-saving will
be given ct El Campo to-day. The working
system employed will be illustrated by an
The committee appointed by the university
to select a site for the affiliated colleges in
spected a site south of the park, offered by
Mayor Butre, yesterday.
Tha Rev. Dr. W. w. Case, pastor of the How
ard M. E. Church, has organized a new crusade
against municipal evils. The organization
haa a large fund in reserve.
The Valley road engineers have completed
surveys of "five crossings over the Tuolumne
River'aud are now clu-e to the Merced Iliver,
nearly sixty miles south from Stockton.
By special request M. J. Sahleim delivered a
lecture before the Hebrew congregation Ohabai
Sbalome at Golden Gate Hall yesterday. The
subject whs: " What is Israel's future?"
Lord Sholto Do.tglas, son of the Marquis of
Queensberry, entered snk yesterday for heavy
damages against the Wa<p Publishing Corn
puny for commenting on his photograph.
Ex-Chief Deputy Ponndkeeper Fleming, who
has been deposed by Ponndkeeper Osborn, has
bren notified iha.t if he does not leave by Mon
day he -.vill be forcibly ejected by an officer.
Mrs. Christine Anderson began suit yesterday
to recover Mission property which she says
was fraudulently obtained from her by Attor
ney John J. Coii'ey, Dr. F. S. Cook arid Mrs.
Fred Douglas?, a member of the Boys' Brig
ade belonging to Stockton, who was in camp
at Santa Cruz, has not been seen or head of
since Thursday and the police here are search
ing for him.
Tne loan of $63,000 made by T/easv.rer Laid
law of the Pacific Coast Commercial Travelers'
Association, was regular and will be paid next
Friday. It was sancuoued and approved by
the board of directors.
A meeting will be heid at the First Congre
gational Church to-night, which will probably
decide whether the Christian Endeavor Society
will acc«pt the addition 01 Deacon Morse to its
Simon Gallick of 1622 Polk street was riding
r bicycle last night, and when at Post and
Filimore streets he collided with another
Ist, resulting in his left wrist being
broken and his scalp injured.
Hans Hansen, one oi the murderers of Mate
M. Fitzgerald of the bark Helper, will be re
sentenced by Judge McKcnna in the United
States Circuit Court to-morrow. The Supreme
Court has denied him a new trial.
The sixth convention of the Pacific Coast
Jurisdiction of the Order Sons of tit. George
meets in this City next Tuesday. A very com
plete programme for banquets, entertainments
and a grand ball has been arranged.
Tne resignation of police captain?, sergeants
and patrolmen asked for by the Coin ri;
era last month have all been handed in, except
that of Captain Douglass. Wittman and Qillcn
are the only two new captains who have yet
P. A. Donohoe, 110 Nint.l street, fell off the
dummy of a Howard-street cable-car at Eighth
street last night, and when taken to the Re
■ Hospital it was found he had two
'• on his forehead, one on his eyebrow,
aad his nose was broken.
Michael McLane, the fireman who was fatally
scalded on the steamer Portland last Wednes
day, died in the United States Maiine Hospital
yesterday. While working in the engine-room
fi sTeani pipe burst, and in attempting to get
away McLune broke his leg.
The Point Lobo? Improvement Club has ad
dressed a communication t.o the Board of
Supervisors and Park Commissioners inquiring
into the right of the Market-street Cable Com
pany to retain its tracks on Seventh avenue
when the service has long been discontinued.
Austin Walimtb is not satislied with the de
cision of the United States Circuit Court in his
damage suit against the Champion Mining
Company. lie wants $500,000 damages and a
restraininir order or nothing. The snit has
afr-urdingly been carried to the Court of
John M. Reynolds, the local reformer; Job
Harriman, the leader of the socialists; l!cvs.
Joseph E. Scott and Edward J. Dupuy and
Chairman Edward S. Barney of the People**
party County Committee will start a popular
agitation in "favor of municipal ownership of
The Golden Gate Commandery, Knights Tem
plar has secured a fine specimen of black bear
which will be taken to Boston to head the Cali
fornia division in the parade, August 27, dur
ing the twenty-sixth triennial conclave of the
order. The commanderv will advertise Cali
fornia during its stay in Boston by giving a big
reception at which California fruits and wine
will be aeryed.
A RECORD FOR LEAKING.
The Bark Aureola Again Put
on the Drydock for
NAVAL RESERVE'S NEW HOME.
The Washtenaw Sails for Panama.
An Old Man Knocked Down
by a Dummy.
The bark Aureola went on the drydock
yesterday morning to be overhauled and
repaired. The Aureola i» an historic craft, j
which has been carrying lumber on this '
coast for the past sixteen years, during j
most of which time she has been leaking, j
About three months ago she was last on |
the drydock, at which time the celebrated !
leak wan discovered. She was patched up j
then and declared as good as new. She j
went to the Columbia River for a cargo of j
iumber, and while being towed out beta i
she and the tug went aground.
Tke vessel remained in the mud for sev- i
eral hours, and every lurch to get her off
strained her badly. She succeeded in
reaching San Francisco without any fur- j
ther damage, and the repairs have to be
done over again.
The boathouse for the Naval Eeserve is '
BOATHOUSE OF THE NAVAL RESERVE.
I rapidly approaching completion, and as
I far as the exterior goes it is finished. The
I new boathouse has done considerable to
i further the enthusiasm of the amateur
a&iloia regarding the reserve, and this arm
of the National Guard is more popular
with its members than ever. The >>ovs are
in constant training, and the possibility of
getting a bi?r warship has tired them with
| an ambition to build up the reserve, in
which they are heartily encouraged by
James Kerrigan, an old man living at
314 Chenery street, was knocked down by
a Haves-street car on the crossing of
Market and Steuart streets Friday evening
. and was badly hurt.
The poor ofd man was crossing the street,
• and he became excited by the number of
cars and teams which were flying by at
that hour. He was carried into a drug
store in an unconscious state and attended
to by Dr. Samuels, and afterward removed
to his home.
The steamer Washtenaw sailed yester
day for Panama, carryinc freight for New
! York. She left the Panama St«&mship
i Company's wharf at Lombard street Thurs
! day afternoon and went to Port Costa for
' a cargo of bariey, which was shipped to
New York by Balfour, Guthrie & Co. Tho
Satnrn, the charter of which to the Panama
! Steamship Company expired a month ago,
also carried away considerable barley.
Before she sailed she was obliged to dis
charge 400 tons in order to jet her insur
THE SERVICE ABANDONED.
But the Railroad Company Re
tains Its Tracks on Sev
The Richmond Club Promises to
Make It Interesting for the
A number of workmen were engaged
yesterday in shoveling sand from the rail
road tracks on Seventh avenue, between
California and D streets.
Inquiry disclosed the fact that regularly
every Saturday a force of men is put to
worn clearing the way for the train that
passes along Seventh avenue to D street
every Sunday morning about 10:30 o'clock.
This one train then makes regulur trips out
D street as far as Twenty-fourth avenue,
returning to the California-street carhouse
about 6:30 r. U.
The people of the Richmond district are
indignant that one of their main thorough
fares should be spoiled by a track that is
used only for the convenience and profit of
the Southern Pacific Company. The rail
road makes no pretense whatever toward
keeping the roadbed in condition, though
the drifting sand forces it to employ a few
men once each week to clear the track.
At a meeting of the Point Lobos Im
provement Club last Wednesday, Acting
Chairman George Fletcher made a vigor
ous attack on the action of the railroad
company in thus deliberately trampling
on the rights of the people. As a result of
Mr. Fletcher's talk the secretary of the
club was requested to writ* the Soard of
Supervisors and Park Commissioners, in
quiring into the rights of the Market
street Cable Company to use a public thor
oughfare for its own convenience, when
the franchise called for a regular schedule
Should the answers to these communica
tions be unsatisfactory to the Improve
ment Club they propose to take hold of the
matter in a way that will, at least, make it
interesting for the railroad company. The
regular service on this road was aban
doned several months ago, when the 5
cents fare to the Cliff House wag intro
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HAERIS IS BLACKLISTED.
The Ont-Tlme Popular Reader-Actor
I* Expelled by the Junior
The Junior Auxiliary Lodge, Actors'
Association of America, has blacklisted
J. H. W. Harris, the ex-Oakland lay reader
and one-time actor at Morosco's. This
action was taken at a meeting of the junior
actors held yesterday.
Harris, it will be remembered, absconded
some weeks ago with $1000 belonging to
Mr. Humphreys, a member of Morosco's
company. He secured the money from
Humphreys on the pretext of organizing a
company to play the coast towns. In ad
dition to this handsome sum he borrowed
small amounts of money from such friends
as could be talked into parting with a few
dollars "until pay-day."
At the time of Harris' hasty departure
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, JULY 21, 1895.
he was president of the Junior Auxiliary
Lodge and was well thought of by the
actors throughout the City. He i» now in
New York and has written to one of his
old associates here, stating that he wiil
"square" everything if given a little time.
The Junior Auxiliary Lodge is now offi
cered as follows: tf. Cooke Caldwell,
president; Percy Kewen, secretary; Ed
ward J. Cr»ne, treasurer.
THE VALLEY EOAD.
Chief Engineer Storey Speaks of Prog
ress on the New Railway Out
Chief Engineer Storey of the Valley rail
way returned yesterday from Stockton.
He had been on a brief visit to that enter
terprising city for the purpose of holding
conferences with the rights-of-way com
mittee of the Stockton Commercial Aaso-
ciation and making a personal inspection
of the staked route, ihe material yards and
the site for the steel drawbridge over Mor
He saw the crowds watching the graders
beginning work, and heard the spon
taneous outburst of enthusiasm from
Stockton over that event, but he was too
busy to participate iv celebrations.
"I am glad," he said yesterday, "that
building the road has actually been started,
for there is something now to show for our
quiet labors in making preparations. A
visit to Stockton would convince any one
that we mean business- It was a busy
scene along the harbor where operations
"Mr. Graham's party has finished with
the Tuolunine River, having made surveys
for five crossing* which T am now consid
ering for the expense of bridging. Tha
river and lowlands lying between the banks
average about half a mile where we want
to cross, and the banks about sixty feet in
height. So considerable trestle-work must
be done up to where the bridge proper
will span the river. Deciding on such
crossings is a very serious matter when
you come to regard it in the light of how
much money can be saved or lost in the
'•The surveyors have gone ?outh of that
point and are now near "the Merced River,
about fifty or sixty miles south of Stock
LORD SHOLTO IN COURT.
He Begins a Libel Suit In the
Circuit Court Against
Wants Heavy Damasres for a Phre
nological Chart of His Own
Lord Sholto George Douglas, son of the I
Marquis of Queensberry, wants damages
from Editor Tiioinaa Flynn of the Wasp.
His Lordship claims that he was libeled in
that paper, and is of the opinion that noth
ing less tnan $50,000 will heal his wounded i
feelings, and has brought suit in the i
United States Circuit Court to recover that
The article complained of was published
on June 15 last under the caption "Lord
Sholto's Phiz— Scraps of character read in
the lines of the noble Lord's 'mug' by a
scientist," and was as follows:
'. At the request of the the Wasp Professor
Allen Haddock, who is prominently connected
with the science'of phrenology and publishes a
periodical of considerable interest on that en
tertaining subject, undertook to decipher from
the lineament* of the portrait • -*S* the
character of the original. inasmuch as no
clew was given to the phrenologist as to the
identity ef the person whose portrait he was
asked to analyze hi* summary of the mental
and moral traits detected by him in the picture
of Lord Sholto Douglas is all the more inter
esting. "■- -■
This picture, *ays the professor, indicates
that the original is the offspring of degeneracy,
the outcome of moral depravity, whoever he
is. The chin is weak and retreating and shows
i that there is a. weak cerebellum, or a lack of
magnetic force. The mouth is open and coarse
' and its strongest manifestation is sensuality.
The outer angles of the mouth turn downward,
indicating moroseness. The upper lid shows a
want of strength and the eyelids express cun
ning and deceit. Indeed, the whole face
exhibits a sneer and an expression of contempt
There are probably gome redeeming traits, if
we could see that portion of his head desig
nated as the moral region, in the frontal
superior locality ef the brain covered by the
) hat, but I would say that he lives mainly in
i the animal region, as the expression of the
passions is strongly manifested on the face:
i still, he has not a heavy base of brain, and
he is perfectly. harmless. He Is loquacious
i and more likely to vent his spleen in word*
than blows. As to his general character, much
depends on his circumstances and environ
ment. He is hardly a practical man, and cer
tainly not a financier. Lacks observation or
power to carry out any project In detail. His
memory ci words is good, but memory of facts
- In his complaint Lord Douglas asserts
that the article makes him out to be the
offspring of degenerate and depraved an
cestry, and further accuses him of being
"depraved physically and morally weak,
j coarse, sensual, morose, conceited, brutal,*
| stupid, unrefined," all of which he says "is
! untrue and calculated to expose him to
hatred, contempt and obloquy." .
He signed the complaint "Sholto George
Douglas." His attorney is B.G. Haskell.
The Wasp and Editor Flynn will be repre
sented by Garret McEnerney. The de
fense will be that the article was published
in good faith and the good points in Doug
las 7 character were given as well as the
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SIMPSON MEMORIAL PULPIT.
It May Bo Offered to Rev. M. J. Col
Dr. Hiret is attending the Chautauqua
camp meeting, along witti Rev. Dr. Mc-
Clish and a number of other Methodist
ministers. Rev. M. J. Colburn will occupy
the pulpit of Simpson Memorial Church
It is highly probable that the official
board will petition the California Confer
ence to have Mr. Colburn appointed
successor to Dr. Hirst. The matter is not
decided yet, but it will be probably in tbe
course of next week. The reverend gentle
man ha* just returned from a two years'
trip to the Holy Land and other Oriental
countries. Before setting out on his trav
els he was pastor of the Eighth-avenue
Church, East Oakland, where he was
known as a zealous worker and an able
pastor. Mr. Colburn has also held a pas
torate ia San Diego.
THE PARK SPUR TRACKS.
Nothing Definite Can Be
Learned About the Removal
of the Rails.
MR. DOHRMANN'S STATEMENT.
The Southern Pacific Company Still
Monopolizes the Ooean
The Southern Pacific spur tracks still
obstruct the ocean boulevard. In Decem
ber, 1894, their right to obstruct the great
highway ceased by the express terms of
the temporary franchise under which the
tracks were laid. As The Call has fre
quently pointed out, these tracks have no
legal right on th« ocean boulevard. Still
And what is worse, no definite state
ment can be obtained as to the date of
their removal, or even as to whether they
will be removed. The Park Commissioners
declare that the Southern Pacliic Company
will remove the tracks as soon as their
service to the Merchant!' Association in
hauling street sweepings to the park has
censed. But this is rather a conclusion on
the part of the ParK Commissioners than
the statement of a demonstrable fact.
Doubtless tho Park Commissioners are sin
cere in stating their conclusions.
Will the Park Commissioners demand
that the tracks be removed from the Ocean
boulevard within a specified time?
This is a question that the Park Com
missioners do not answer by .yea or nay.
"I tell you," said Commissioner John
Rosenfeld yesterday, "that the Southern
Pacific is losing money on those tracks
and will be glad to take them away as goon
as they are no longer a necessity to the
But in his zeal for the welfare of the
Dark Commissioner Rosenfeld overlooks
the fact that the previous history of the
Southern Pacific does not warrant the pub
lic in placing such confidence in the cor
In the first place it wa3 an outrageous
piece of work on the part of the railroad to
destroy the ocean boulevard by laying its
rails thereon, when at but little more ex
pense the tracks might have been laid on
Forty-eighth avenue, where they would
have interfered with no one.
And then the conditions upon which the
Board of Supervisors granted the Southern
Pacific a temporary right of way over the
ocean boulevard into the park were that at
the end of one year the tracks should be
Were the tracks removed at the end of
that year? Did the Southern Pacific Com
pany keep its part of that compact?
Well, the tracks are still there. And if
the Southern Pacific broke its solemn
agreement then, wliat reason is there for
believing that it will voluntarily remove
the tracks when their service to the Mer
chants' Association is concluded?
Yet the Park Commissioners have un
bounded faith in the well-meaning of the
Southern Pacific, and Mr. Dohrmann, presi
dent of the Merchants' Association, has a
similar abiding trustfulness in the corpora
tion that in the past has notoriously been
grasping to the last and honorable in its
dealings with the public seldom or never.
The following communication from tb«
president of the Merchants' Association
shows the attitude of that organization in
the matter. It is the desire of Mr. Dohr
mann and his associates to get the street
sweepings to the park, where they are
needed, Mr. Dohrmann writes-:
Merchants' Association, )
San- Francisco, July 20, 1895. i
To the Editor of the Call— Sit: Permit me to
explain to your readers tha relations oi the
railroad company, Park Commissioners and
Merchants' Association to tht use of the spur
tracks for carrying street sweepings to the
When this association, nearly a year ago, be
gan to have street-sweeping done, it was sug
gested to us by Supervisors Day and Denman
and others that the sweepings, which would
make splendid fertilizers, should be used for
that purpose, and were informed that all efforts
totinda practical manner to send them out
had so far been unsuccessful.
Hoping to benefit the park, we tried to have
the electric or cable ear lines arrange for doing
the necessary hauling, but found that it would
take considerable time and money to arrange
for depots, tracks and cars, and as our term was
but an experimental one, we had to abandon
this plan for the time being.
We next began to negotiate with tha rail
road company, and they finalty, after consider
able hesitation and at some inconvenience In
preparing for it, agreed to do this hauling over
the spur tracks during our term of contract, at
actual cost of doing the work, in order to help
both our experimental street-cleaning and
benefiting the park.
The cost was estimated to be $5 per carload,
and although it soon became apparent that
this rate did not cover the actual outlay, that
has been the charge ever since.
After the expiration of our contract, July 1,
we were notified that the «ompany would not
hereafter continue this service unless the rate
was $10 per carload. We have, however, asked
that the service be continued at the old rate
until a new contractor relieves this association
from the street-sweeping which we are now
doing to accommodate th« City until then, and
are satisfied the company will comply with
The Park Commissioners allow 25 cents per
cubic yard for these sweepings, which is not
sufficient to pay the higher freight now asked,
nor for sending them out by teams, and as they
have proven of great benefit to the park and
are of no value elsewhere every effort should
be made to find a permanent way by which the
park can have the benefit of their use at reason
For this purpose we will consult with the
streetcar lines and Park Commissioners and
others and submit the result to tha Board of
Supervisors for suclTaotion as may be required
from them to carry oat the plans arrived at.
As soon as this Is accomplished there will be
no reason why the spur tracks should not be
removed, and we believe that both the railroad
company and Park Commissioners will gladly
have this done at that time. Respectfully,
F. W. Dohrmann.
And so the case stands at present. What
will be done no one can or will say. What
ought to be done is very clear. Those spur
tracks should be removed within a given
time, whether or not the street-sweepings
are lost to the park. No amount of culti
vating soil can recompense the people of
San Francisco for the loss of the ocean
And what makes the need of the hour
more pressing is a recent ruling of the
Supreme Court in a Santa Rosa case,
whereby it would seem that in due time
the Southern Pacific may claim the ocean
boulevard for its own. The ruling is to
the effect that whenever the owners of a
franchise fail to comply with the require
ments of the franchise, if tha privilege is
theiefore to be forfeited the constituted
authorities must take action in due time,
or else the corporation may not be ousted.
If the constituted authorities do not act
promptly in this case, the possibility of
the Southern Pacific ultimately acquiring
a right of way over the ocean boulevard
and thus effectively robbing San Francisco
of its most famous driveway is a coutin
gency not at all out of the range of the
possible. And it would seem that this is
the real aim of the Southern Pacific, else
why were its rails not removed from the
great highway last December.
The public are watching this issue with
keen interest. When the Merchants' Asso
ciation shall lay down its task of sweeping
the streets— a task that has been admir
ably performed— the public will be interest
ed to know what further excuses the South
ern Pacific will be able to katch up for the
maintenance of its tracks on the ocean
boulevard. And The Call, as spokesman
for the public, will not neglect to chronicle
the events that may transpire in connec
tion with the spar tracks then.
Attempt to Destroy the Residence of
Mrs. Collins on Iloff Avenue.
A Possible Clew.
Fire Marshal Towe has another incen
diary fire on his hands, but so far he has
not been able to trace the firebug, although
he does not despair of doing so.
Mrs. Collins, a widow, with a larpe fam
ily, occupies th« lower flat of 27 Hoff
avenue, which is owned by the estate of
Seth Cock. The upper flat is vacant. Be
tween 1 and 2 o'clock Friday morning Mrs.
Collins was awakened by the presence of
smoke in her bedroom. On looking out of
the rear window she saw the shed in
flames. The blaze was extinguished and
the family again retired to bed.
About an hour later fire was discovered
in the bathroom and a third fire found in
ZESUBBABEL IV, THE BEAR THAT WILL REPRE3ENT CALIFORNIA
IN THIS QRANU PARADE OP KNiQMTS TEMPLAR AT BOSTON.
[Sketched by a ''Call " artist.]
a rear room is the upper flat. A still
alarm brought chemical engine 1 to the
scene, and the flames were speedily extin
Tiie Fire Marshal hap reached tne con
clusion that the tires in the building were
started by some one on the outside throw
ing lighted combustible material through
open doors and windows, but nothing has i
developed to show who was the persoh.
About two weeks ago Mrs. Collins com- j
plained to the police that owing to re- j
ligious differences some of her neighbors |
had been annoying her and beating her j
children. She said they wanted to drive i
her out of the locality. The Fire Marshal
and detectives are working on ihifl clew.
CHINESE VERSUS CHINESE.
The Sam Yups and the Wing
Yungs Will Fight Over
Consul-General LI Yung Yew Em
broiled—The Paper Burning
Never in the history of Chinatown has
there been such an amount of factional
warfare over anything as in the case of
Mock Look, accused of the murder of
Quong Jong. The former is a member of
the Wing Y'ung Company and the deceased
belonged to the Sam Yupa. These are the
two largest societies in Chinatown and
their membership represents about thirty
five cut of every fifty Chinese in San Fran
cisco. Both tongs are at daggers drawn
and the least indiscretion 'will cause an
Quong Jong was killed on the corner of
Washington and Stockton streets last
week. Revenge was supposed to be the
cause of the murder, and before he died
Jong identified Mock Look as the man
who fired the fatal shot. Th« Wing Yungs
brand this statement as false and point
with pride to the fact that the accused has
been a cook in a residence on Nob Hill for
the past thirteen years and has an excel
lent character. The Sam Yups offer to
prove that the accused is a highbinder, and
bo the case stands.
Much against his will Consul-General Li
Yung Yew was dragged into the matter,
but instead of settling the difficulty be
tween the rival tongs he only made matters
worse, and now he is in bad odor with both
On« of the most solemn ceremonies per
formed by a Chinese is the burning of a
piece of paper, specially prepared by the
priest, in the jo6shouse. Four of the most
prominent men in the Chinese community
are selected to burn ths paper, and on the
manner of the burning and the shane
which the burnt particles take depends the
fate of the man under suspicion. Only
once in the history of Chinatown has this
test been resorted to, and then it was in
favor of the accused, and the entire wealth
and influence «f Chinatown was brought to
bear in securing his release.
When Consul-General Li Yung Yew was
called in he proposed that this time-hon
ored custom should be tried. The Sam
Yups were at first agreeable, but finally de
clined the test on the ground that it would
be opening the door for every highbinder
in Chinatown who wanted assistance to get
out of a scrape. The members of the Wing
Yung Company, of which Mock Look is a
member, were perfectly willing to submit
to the test proposed by the Consul-General,
and they were backed up by the Hop Wo
Company. Finally the conference broke
up in disorder, and the Consul-General
and the president of the" Sam Yups had t©
be escorted home by the police. The end
is not yet, and a highbinder war is immi
"In fifteen years I have never seen China
town so worked up over anything," said a
guide yesterday. "If some agreement is
not reached in a day or two there will be
the bloodiest war ever seen in the Chinese
.An Unfounded Charge.
An anonymous letter, signed "M. D.," was
sent to Coroner Hawkins yesterday, stating that
Mrs. Laura C. Myers of Mission street had died
from a operation and not from inflammation of
the bowels as stated. Deputy Coroner Mc-
Cormlck investigated the case, and from the
evidence oi Drs. Wagner and Maas. who were
in attendance, came te the conclusion that
death was caused by a poisonous inflammation.
The charges iv the anonymous letter were de
clared to be unfounded.
Fcbitctube moved, stored, packed and
shipped at low rates by Morton Bpecial De
livery, 31 Geary street and 408 Taylor street^
BEAR OF THE TEMPLARS.
A Youthful Bruin Bound for
the Triennial Conclave
WAS DUBBED ZERT7BBABEL IV.
Golden Gate Commandory Will Dis
tribute Two Carloads of
Wine and Fruit.
Zerubbabel IV. Is the name of an indi
vidual as unassuming in appearance and
deportment as his name is high sounding,
yet he is destined to play a conspicuous
part in advertising California if he re
tains his health until the latter part of
August and witkstands the fatigue of a
journey across the continent.
Zerubbabel IV. is a beautiiul black bear,
a year old and gentle as a kitten, that has
been secured by the Golden Gate Com
mandery, Knights Teaiplar, to head their
division of the great procesiion of the
twenty-sixth triennial conclave at Boston
It is the custom of the Golden GateCom
masdery to teke to each triennial con-
clave of the order a live bear, the emblem
of their State. This is the fourth instance
and in each case since the custom was in
augurated the California bear has been
one of the features of the grand review.
Just why bruin No. 1 was given the bibli
cal name of Zerubbabel no one se^ms to
know, but such was the case, and each suc
cessor has received the title as his inherit
ance. The present bear takes the name
only as a matter of form.
Of the bears that have made Golden
Gate Commandery conspicuous at trien
nial conclaves in the past, one iB in an
Eastern museum ; the one of 1889 was pre
sented to Mrs. John A. Logan (it is now
stuffed and graces the corridor of her
home), and another stands guard in a simi
lar manner at the door of the command
erv's lodgerooms in this city.
The commandery will leave San Fran
cisco for Boston August 19, traveling by
special train. It wfll stop over at Salt
Lake for a day, when the Knights will pro
ceed to Denver via the Denver and Rio
Grande, thence to Chicago by the Burling
ton, and on to Boston by the Erie Railway.
They will arrive at Boston August 25, and
be quartered at the Columbia Hotel, on
Washington street, the exclusive use of
which has been secured during the con
Nothing like the magnificence of this
trip has ever been attempted by the com
manriery, and as a result of it California
and her fruits and wines will be given one
of the most substantial advertisements
they have ever received.
The Foxboro band of Boston has been
secured to furnish music for thecommand
ery, and Wednesday, the 28th, a reception
will be tendered all the visiting Knights
and their friends between the hours of
noon and midnight. At this reception
two carloads of California fruit and wine
will be served to the guests. The coni
mandery expects to spend between 120,000
and $25,000 ra attending the conclave.
JUSTICE TO VETEBAN TIEEMEB.
Nine Thousand Dollars Appropriated for
a Noble Purpose.
The Judiciary Committee of the Board
of Supervisors last Thursday recommended
that an appropriation of $9000 be made for
the relief of exempt firemen in this City
and County, in accordance with the law
passed by the last Legislature. This action
by the committee will be commended by
all citizens of San Francisco who are ac
quainted with the early history of the Vol
unteer Fire Department of this City. That
department was composed of men who
fearlessly and devotedly performed all the
duties that were imposed upon them by
the many dangerous fires that occurred be
fore the organization of the paid Fire De
Prominent among those who served the
City in early days are members of the
Volunteer Veteran Fireman's Association
of California, who have their home in the
Pioneer building on Fourth street. Another
organization containing members of th«
old Fire Department is the Exempt Fire
men's Association of San Francisco. These
two societies contain the flower of the old
Volunteer Fire Department.
At the time they were in service there
was no recompense whatever for members
of the Fire Department, and it is but iust
that the community, at this late day,
should make some provision for memberi
of that noble band who, in their old age,
are in any way or for any reason incapaci
tated for the active affairs of life. When
the electric signals were introduced these
old veterans were the first to recognize the
importance and efficiency of the innova
tion, and were ardently in favor of the new
Fred Douglass Missing*
The police were notified yesterday from
Stockton of the mysterious disappearance of
Fred Douglass, a member of the Boys' Brigado.
Fred was with the Brigade at Camp Ledyard,
Santa Cruz, and was supposed t» have arrived
here last Thurgday evening with the San Fran
cisco boys. He was to have been sent to his
home in Stockton by tne steamer T. C. Walker
that night, but he had not appeared there. He
is 14 years of age, but looks older. Whem last
seen he was in uniform.
The assessed valuation of New Hamp
shire is $205,586,805.
NEW -'■■ TO-DAY-AMUSEMENTS.
W. K.DA1L8Y.. :......'.....:...:. 1;. ....... Manager
Commencing Monday, July 90.
The Captivating, Vivacious Comedienne,
. jy ,
: Ail Mirth, Muxic and Jollity.
- Prices 15c, 25c, 35c and 60c. .:
Coming-"TH!S CRIME OF A CENTURY." ' ■
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The Greatest Bargains We
Have Ever Offered.
THE COST 50TC0MDERED.
Our patrons cannot afford
to miss this opportunity.
40c, 50c, 75c, $1, $2 and $2.50 each.
Less than cost to manufacture.
40c, 50c, $1, $Ls(>rs : i and $2.50 each,
The material alone cannot be purchased for the
price. ..:.. , :.• • ■• • -^.
25c, 40c, 50c, 65c, 85c and $1 each.
Away below regular prices.
25c, 35c, 45e, 65c, 75c, $1, $1.50 a pair.
This is about half price.
15c, 20c, 25c, 85c, 40c, 65c and 90c each.
Worth twice as much.
An early call .Is advised to secure
the best values.
Mall Orders Receive our Prompt and
125, 127, 129 and 131 Kearny Street,
and 209 Sutler Street.
$100 to $220
A FRONT FOOT
SOUTH SIDE BROADWAY, between
Fillmore and Pierce: f 100 to $126 a foot.
WEST SIDE STEIKER, ; below Pacific;
f 110 a foot. .
I NORTH SIDE BROADWAY, west Of Fill-
more; $170 to $220 a foot.
N.E. COR. BROAD and STJEINER,
STEINEK, BELOW BROADWAY, »100
• foot. :■•- '
COR. VALLEJO and STEINER-37y a x
LOTS NORTH SIDE VALLEJO, between
Fillmore and Stelner; 26x137^; f '2375.
50-VARA >'. W. CORNER GREEN and
STEINEJK, f 9OOO. .
TERMS TO SUIT BUYERS.
THOS, MAGEE & SONS,
10. 4 Montgomery Street.
For 2O Years at the Corner of Third
and Market, Is
REMOVED TO 16 ELLIS ST.,
Where Old and New Customers Will
18k WEDDING RINGS A SPECIALTY.
San Francisco Women!
Feeble, ailing women are made well and
strong by that great modern nerve lnvlgo-
mtor and blood puriff er, Patne'a Celery
• Compound. • Weak, shaky, tired nerves on
- the verge of • prostration need nothing go "
much as this food for the nerves. Try It
! and be well. ; ;
A LADIES' GRILL ROOM
Has been established in the Palace Hotel
ON -ACCOUNT OF } REPEATED DEMANDS
made on the management.' It takes the place
of the city restaurant, with: direct entrance from
Market st. Ladles shopping will find this a most
desirable place to lunch. ■_ Prompt service and mod-
erate charges, such as have given the gentlemen's
Grillroom an international reputation, will prevai
in this new department.' ■'■•
i NEW WESTERN HOTEL.
KEARNY ; AND ., WASHINGTON STS.—
- modeled and renovated. - KINO, WARD <& CO.
European • plan. Booms &0o -to 91 60 per day, $2
to $8 per week, ? 8 to $30 per month; free baths:
hot and cold water every room; fixe grates In ever/
room; elevator runs all night.