Newspaper Page Text
LITEST OAKLAND NEWS
Two Ways of Valuing Fran
chises Shown to the Board
DEATH OF DR. PINKERTON.
Mr. Bassett Takes Advantage of the
Supreme Opportunity of
The proceedings before the County and
City Boards of Equalization developed
nothing more remarkable, or more truly
human, than the different values placed
upon franchises by individuals or cor
porations when applying for them and
when pleading for reduced assessments.
Last Tuesday the Supervisors received bids
for a franchise from Fruitvale to Liver
more. Two bids were received and after
tneir contents were made known the lower
of the bidders immediately expressed a
desire to go higher than his competitor.
His offer was illegal, but he was not fully
persuaded until a sharp fight had been
The franchise was evidently of great
value, and two men representing money to
build the thirty miles of road and equip it.
■were anxious" to obtain it. The lucky
man, E. P. Yandercook, offered to put and
maintain powerful electric lights along
the route, to light and heat the County
Courthouse and supply the engine for so
doing, to pay the cost of all the official ad
vertising and after the road is in operation
to pav ? 4 of 1 percent of the gross income
of the road. A. D. Thompson, who was
accompanied by a young millionaire, of
fered to pay 2 per cent of the gross income
of the road, and after Vandercook's bid
was opened, offered to do all that he (Van
dercook) offered and pay the 2 per cent in
Mr. Thompson and his rich friend were
manifestly disappointed when they were
The other view of the matter was pre
sented to the same Board of Supervisors,
sitting as a Board of Equalization, and by
t tie same class of people — street railroad
magnates. This time the franchise gentle
men were anxious to show the board how
nrhly useless is anything so in
: ey all used the word) as a fran
\ - - .-^or Dalton was mistaken, they
he had assessed something that did
i-t. The roads are earnine nothing;
and so of what value is a detested fran-
Anybody could use the streets ; they
did not own the roadbed, although they
ballasted it, and as a finale they all cried
in chorus "What, and of what uss, is a
franchise anyhow?" — a question which
they answered themselves in the same
The Merchants' Exchange of Oakland
held a meeting last Monday night and
discussed several important measures.
But the most important and the most
significant feature of the session was the
lamentable fact that the call to order was
one nour late, and all for want of a
quorum. There is a pressing need at this
time for a progressive and aggressive work
on the part of the merchants of Oakland.
There has never been a time when the
merchants of a growing city were saddled
■with a greater responsibility. New elec
tric roads are being built to all parts of
the county; coal fields are being developed
at Livermore: the recent water front deci
sion is directing the eyes of capitalists to
this city ; the overthrow of the old political
mani pulators has brought the railroad to
its knees and inspired confidence in com
mercial circles; the building of private
wharves along the estuary possesses
a significance of its own; the in
corporation of a wealthy company to
work the oil and gas deposits to the imme
diate north of Alameda County was made
public Saturday, and in the near future
much-needed "municipal improvements
must, of necessity, be undertaken. All
these matters are of vital interest to a
properly conducted Merchants' Exchange.
The responsibility rests with it of guiding
every dollar of capital possible toward this
city and county. The field for influential
and speedy action is unlimited, and among
the members there is ability and deter
mination, and capital enough to bring to a
successful issue whatever may be under
taken. But dormant power will avail
nothing, if enough interest be not taken in
their own welfare to insure the attendance
of a quorum when a special matter is un
Councilman J. M. Bassett of Oakland,
who was once in the employ of C. P.
Huntington, was the happiest man in two
counties yesterday. The previous evening
the opportunity came for which he has
been looking since he drew his last check
on the Southern Pacific. Attorney G. W.
Baker was in the Council chamber plead
ing for big reductions in the assessments
of the company's property in Alameda
County. His remarks were frequently
interrupted by the Populist Councilman,
who interjected such remarks as "That's
an old story, Baker," "We've heard that j
for years," or "Yes, the company is in a
bad way." Baker earned his fee, but soon
realized he was not talking to a Board of
Supervisors cowed by the presence of Mr.
Morehouse, the San Leandro banker, and
he mixed threats and pleadings together
in a very happy way. When he was
through Bassett looked at the clock. It
was 10:43 p. m., August 3, 1895. The Coun
cilman's supreme moment had come.
"Through, Baker? 1 ' he asked.
"Then I'll begin," said Bassett.
"How many petitions did the Southern
Pacific and allied corporations send*in?"
"Seven," said the clerk.
'•Then I move that the seven petitions
of the railroad company be denied and the
assessment stand," said Bassett. He was
required to accommodate his motion to
each petition, but Bassett was happy. The
Council was unanimous on every proposi
tion, and the defeat of the Alvira and
Rosalie was avenged.
It is almost safe to say that there will be
no immediate change in the Oakland Fire
Department. This is not due to the fact
that there is no influence being brought to
bear on the two Commissioners who vir
tually constitute the board, but it is due to
the circumstance that Chief Lawton has
done his full duty. It is further the re
mit of. honesty on the part of the Commis
sioners. They have found no fault in him
and are too manly to trump up charges
that would "satisfy" them, but which
would be baseless. This will be poor con
solation to those who are after the job, but
the position is refreshing and a novelty.
Btuabx W. Booth.
Heath of Dr. Pinkerton.
Dr. Thomas W. Pinkerton died at his
home on Twelfth sireet yesterday morn
ing. ' For several days the doctor had been
ailing, but a sudden attack of heart lailure
early in the morning unexpectedly closed
a Jong life of usefulness.
Dr. J'inlunton was the pioneer doctor in
Oakland and Bettled here about 1855. He
bs« Oakland's growth from a few scattered
houses to its present proportions and was
one of the besc known and most popular
men in the county. For several years he
was. president of the Alameda County
Med.ical Association and was also con
nected with several orders. The funeral
will be private and will be held next Tues
day from the St. Paul's Episcopal Church,
of which the doctor was a member.
Dr. Pinkerton was a little over 78 years
Samuel Peters Drowned.
Samuel Peters was drowned at the ex
cursion grounds at Livermore yesterday
morning. The deceased was bathing, and
it is supposed that he was seized with
cramp, as no one saw him in trouble, and
he attracted no attention till he was seen
near the bank, dead. Peters was a Portu
guese. He lived at Niles, and was 21 years
Shot on the Wharf.
Jose Silva and Daniel Jones got into a
quarrel on Market-stre et wharf last night.
They started to use their fists when Silva,
who was getting the worst of it shot Jones
in the left side. The bullet only made a
flesh wound and passed out. Jones was
treated at the Receiving Hospital and
went home. Silva was arrested and
charged with assault to murder.
He Has Resigned.
Rev. J. L. Gilfillan, pastor of the Pres
byterian Church at Livermore, has re
si'gned. He went East to attend the Chris
tian Endeavor Convention and has for
warded his resignation by mail.
That Doubtful Extension.
Judge Ellsworth will hear further evi
dence regarding the action of the State
board in extending the time during which
Alameda County r s board will sit as a
board of equalization. It is expected that
a decision will be reached to-day.
LATEST BERKELEY ITEMS
Club Bicycle Road
Professor Hilgard Recovering From
His lllness-St. Mark's Church
The Crescent Club five-mile road race be
tween San Leandro'and Haywards yester
day was won by Fred B. Wilkins, who
made the best time over the course. He
received the gold medal offered as a time
prize. The six other prizes for places in
the finish were won by the following:
First, by W. Brehm, who had two minutes'
handicap and who finished first; second,
H. Kastens, who was allowed one minute
handicap; third, Fred B. Wilkins, the
scratca man and winner of the time pri?e;
fourth, F. B. Thompson, 20 seconds' allow
ance; fifth. H. H. Price, 20 seconds, and
sixth, H. Hunn, who was allowed 1 minute.
St. Mark's Church.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, altered and
enlarged, was reopened yesterday, services
being held by Rev. Bishop Nichols and
Rev. Dr. McClure. There was an unusu
ally large attendance and a special musical
programme for the occasion.
The public schools of Berkeley will re
open to-day. Boone's preparatory school
also begins its year of 1895-96 to-day.
Professor Hilgard Better.
Professor E. W. Hilgard of the agricul
tural department of the university, who
has been confined to his home by illness
since his return from the educational con
vention at Denver, is convalescent.
AT THE PARK AND BEACH
They Are Thronged by Thou
sands Despite the Hover
A Day Without Eventful Incidents.
Banquet to Be Given the Schuet
It was a disagreeable day at the park
and ocean beach, while so pleasant ia
town, as thousands who went out there for
enjoyment found to their discomfort. The
! heavy mists which seem to have such a
lingering fondness for the coast in the vi
cinity of the Golden Gate began to roll in
early in the day from their mysterious
abiding place somewhere around the Far
allones, and dissipate the sunbeams which
were struggling to shed a genial gleam over
Throughout the day they kept moving,
first drifting along the ocean sands, then
whirling along the park byways in the
face of pedestrian?, "bikers" and occu-
Eants of vehicles. Then, as the other
anks of mist drove them onward, they
took another trend and climbed up among
the surrounding hills, where they were
twisted into fantastic shapes resembling
gargoyles grinning with demoniac satisfac
tion at the masses of chilled and discom
fited humanity below. Then, too, a rather
raw wind "stood in" with the mists to
make things more disagreeable.
But humanity was in a good mood and
it didn't mind the mists nor the wind,
either. There were as many visitors to
the park and beach as on the most sunny
clay. Every car in the railroad company's
service was on the road and crowded on
each trip. Vehicles of all sorts formed a
I continuous stream throughout the day,
I and as for bicyclists — well they were every
where. The day was a quiet one for inci
dents in the park. An unusually line
musical programme was rendered by the
band, and the usual throng gathered to
listen to the various numbers.
There are no special improvements
under wav in the park at present, "not
but what many are contemplated," said
Superintendent McLaran, "but nothing
will be done until the Supervisors have
fixed the apportionment. Then we will
know just what we have to spend and
can lay out plans accordingly."
Outside of the rollicking of hundreds of
children in the water along the beach and
the bustling of the ever-moving crowds,
things were also quiet at the ocean beach.
One incident happened, however, which
caused considerable amusement. Four of
the pet birds belonging to the scar-faced
trainer near the railroad depot became
disgusted with the humdrum round of
tricks and apparently decided to go on a
strike. They new up on the depot roof and
no amount of coaxing could get them
down. They remained there for nearly an
hour, not even minding sticks and stones
which were thrown at them. The trainer
was in despair as he saw crowds and their
nickels passing. Finally the birds seemed
to relent. They flew down and another
performance went on.
All the arrangements have been com
pleted for the banquet to be tendered by
Henry Doscher, president of the San Fran
cisco Schuetzen Verein, at his Seal Rock
House next Wednesday to the victorious
marksmen of the Verein, who have re
cently returned from the New York shoot
ing tournament. All the members of the
Verein and the oflicers only of the other
German shooting sections of the City will
be present. A late train of cars will be run
from the beach, and for those who desire
to return later Mr. Doscher has provided a
large carryall. The affair promises to be a
success in every way.
Drowned in Sunol Lake.
A young man named Antonio Olivas was
drowned yesterday while bathing in Sunol
Creek at Kimball's camp grounds. The Portu
guese residents of Niles, Mission San Jose and
vicinity were holding a * picnic - when Olivas
and some others went into the water, when he
was seized with cramp^ and sank. He was
tnken to Mies, where doctors worked, over
him for foui hours, but without succei-s.
A young man named Sheahan, who went to
the rescue of the ; drowning man • without re
moving his clothing, also had a very narrow
The Deputy Coroner of Mission San Jose was
notified and an inquest will be held to-day.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 1895.
BICYCLES IN THE PARK
A Few Well-Known Persons
Who May Be Seen Out on
THE POLE AND THE BUSH.
Accidents Which Happen to Some.
Mysterious Woman In Creamy
A scraggy bramble-bush grows in a side
path in Golden Gate Park not far from the
lodge where the Commissioners meet. Be
ing in a side path it has escaped the eagie
eye of the boss weed-cutter. It can, how
ever, command through an openine in the
trees a good view of the road where the
handsome equipages dash by and the gaud
ily attired bicycle-riders, both in bloomers
and knickerbockers, whirl by on their
The scraggy bramble- bush has not been
long above the surface of the ground, so
the sights which did not phase the staid
old pine and cedar trees around it set it all
in a flutter of excitement. In fact, it had
twisted its scraggy branches into all sorts
of shapes in peering this way and that
after some particularly handsome rig or
jaunty "biker." It was engaged in this
occupation yesterday when a gust of wind
blew it against one of the fence-poles with
considerable force. Much to the surprise
of the bramble the pole got offended be
cause one of the thorns had pricked it.
"Here. I say," cried the pole, "can't you
be a little more careful? I've got some
Rather abashed, the bramble apologized,
for it had a respect for the pole, as being
older than the big trees even. The pole
had said so once.
"I was only looking at that fat man on
that pretty red bicycle," the bush re
marked quite humbly.
"Oh, pshaw," growled the pole, "I can
tell you all about those fellows. They're
chestnuts out here, although there are
some new ones. There's not as many here
as on some Sundays, because there's a lot
of runs out in the country to-day. The
best time to see men is in the morning.
That is when the bie fellows, who are just
beginning to ride, come out and air them
selves. If they make any mistakes you
see there's not so many onto them.
There's Tom Bannerman, the Irish patriot,
who has just beeun to learn. He came
out the other morning and cured his
bicycle of wiggling. Another one who
came along about the same time Was ex-
Sheriff McDade. He looks pretty on a
bike, but he should sit up straighter. One
of these chaps has encouraged A. B.
Maguire, the Folsom-street improver, to
trf his skill, but I have only seen him
"My, what's that noise, the foghorn?"
interrupted the bush.
"No. you idiot, that's Judge Campbell
coming. See, there he is in gray, and
every one gives him two feet on each side
because the wind parts his whiskers. One
day a rider came too close to him and was
upset by the force of the melody which
wafted tnrough those blond hairs. He's
not the only Judge that rides, either.
Judge Troutt has got the fever, and spins
alone like a marble going down hill, and
Judg'e Murphy started to learn, but he got
too busy with the Durrant case."
"There goes a fellow in a check suit and
"That's a journalist — Tom Flynn. He's
always out, and sometimes has an accident.
Only the other day his wheel went from
under him, and I heard some one say that
he run into a cast-iron joke that was lying
in the road. He hadn t recognized it you
know. Hullo, there goes Bill Naughton —
he's another journalist. He was a clumsy
rider at first, but, now that he has a bike
which enables him to keep his feet off the
road, he's more graceful. Whew ! here's a
whole string of them. That first is Hiram
Cook. Then there's Fred Webster, one of
the crack shots of the Burlingame Club —
that's the swell club, you know— ana all
those other fellows in white and blue are
the Reliance Club. They're out every
"But what's that other; a ghost?" asked
"No. I don't know who she is. I
don't trifle with the bloomer girl anyhow.
They are — well, there comes the mist in,
and we can't see any more. I'm tired,
"But look there" cried the bush after a
few minutes, "there's a great big hole
being made through the mist. What can
"Oh, that's big Henry Martin, heavy
weight treasurer of the Native Sons, on his
jumbo bicycle. The chances are if you could
5-ee through the fog you would see John
Kohl, the North Beach Adonis. gliding along
through the tunnel which Henry Martin
makes. He's got a bike, I hear. But 6ay
you've learned enough in one day," and
the pole spoke no more while the scraggy
bush relapsed into a meditative mood
brought on by the wonders it had seen and
the marvelous things it had been told.
LATE NEWS OF ALAMEDA
Evangelist Henry Varley De
livers a Sermon on Sin
Some Talk of Moving: the Postofflce
to the City Hall After No
Rev. Henry Varley delivered an address
of two hours' duration at LiDderman Opera
house yesterday afternoon to men only.
Mr. Varley was particularly severe upon
San Francisco, and placed America second
to France in immorality. He made a
strong plea to the young men to walk the
straight and narrow path of virtue and
avoid reading the columns of crime and sin
as reported in the big papers and pav
more attention to their Bibles.
At 8 o'clock, in the same hall, Union
services were resumed. Mr. Varley will
speak on the "Second Coming of Christ"
this afternoon at the Congregational
Church and on Tuesday evening will close
his series of lectures in this city. On Sun
day Mr. Varley will commence a service to
continue one week at Metropolitan Temple
in San Francisco. On the loth inst. he will
terminate his visit for the present in this
country and return to Melbourne, Aus
tralia. Evangelist Varley says he has
hopes of returning to the United States in
the near future, accompanied by his wife
and one of his 'sons, to renew his fight
against waywardness and sinfulness.
Larger Quarters Demanded.
The lease of the premises occupied by
the postofnee in this city will expire on
November 1. The present lease is for five
years and the new one will be for a similar
term. It is reported that inspectors con
nected with the postal department will
visit Alameda this week on business re
lating to the securing of a new lease. A
movement is on foot to move the postoffice
to the New City Hall, in the quarters in
tended for the free library. City Attorney
Taylor lias given an opinion that the
Trustees can lease quarters in a public
building for other than municipal pur
poses. The present office is badly ar
ranged and no attention has been paid to
convenience as to room. The postoffice
inspectors will invite proposals for a loca
Postmaster Stoddard is in favor of a
change from the present Quarters and has
suggested that the Government would
probably be willing to pay more rent for
such excellent accommodations, including
additional security on account of the pres
ence of the police department in the same
Assessment Roll Completed.
City Assessor J. C. Linderman has com
pleted the city assessment roll of taxable
property within the city and, as required
by the municipal charter, it will be filed
with the City Clerk this morning. The
total valuation of taxable property shown
by the Assessor's completed list after allow
ing for all deductions is $12,518,100. The
total value of all property is $12,545,600,
without deducting the mortgage of the
Regents of the University of California,
which shows an increase over 1894 of $519,
--900. The City Trustees are required to meet
on the second Monday of this month as a
board of equalization and continue in ses
sion from day to day until the returns have
been corrected on complaints.
A Bimetallic League
A meeting to organize a bimetallic league
will be held in the council chamber of the
municipal board on Wednesday evening.
Eligibility to membership only requires a
belief in the free coinage of silver at a ratio
of 16 to 1. After the formation of the
league delegates will be elected to the State
convention to be held in San Francisco on
the 19th inst.
Carmen String Club Musicale.
The Carmen String Club will give a
musicale at Foresters' Hall on Friday
evening. A good programme has been
arranged, which will consist of violin,
guitar and mandolin solos, duets and trios.
The opening number will be by the entire
club, "Love's Dream After the Ball," with
ten instruments, five guitars and five man
First Sunday Musical Services.
At the special first Sunday musical ser
vices yesterday at the Unitarian Church
I Miss Lucy Byler rendered "Not Lost but
Gone Before." An excellent programme
was rendered by the choir.
A Grass Fire.
The Fire Department was called out for a
grass fire yesterday afternoon at the corner
of Santa Clara avenue and Grand street.
No damage was done.
VERY ONE-SIOEO CRICKET
The Alameda and Bohemian
Clubs Gain Very Easy
Captain Robertson Passes the Cen
tury Notch by Five Runs.
Other Big Scores.
Quite a large crowd gathered at the Ala
meda cricket grounds j esterday anticipat
ing that a close match was to take place,
The opposing teams were the Alamedas
and the Pacifies, the latter's strength being
augmented by the importation from San
Jose of Gardner and S. May.
The Alamedas went in first and, thanks
to the excellent batting of Morey, Sloman
and their captain, E. Hood, put up the
creditable total of 163 runs.
This ought not to have been an intimi
i dating amount for the Pacifies to fight
! against, but nervousness (or ill luck) was
: their van. Not a man reached double
j figures, and the side was dismissed for a
paltry 18. They followed and were again
j disposed of for 54 runs, leaving the cup
holders victorious by 91 runs and an
innings to spare. The scow:
E. Hood b.Mayo 16
K. B. Hoi?ue b. (asldy 13
J. J. Morey c. Hill b. Hiim-rdine 67
K. <;. slum.in 1). Ciisiciy 26
H. s. Wigpins c. Ilufferdine b. Casidy 4
H. Ward "Jr. c. Wiseman b. Hufferdine 8
H. Bird b. Hufferdine 3
j V. C. Drlflifld h. Hill 5
G. G. Lewis, not out 0
3. J. R. Peel b. Hufferdine 7
H. Ward Sr. b. Hill • 4
I Total 163
n. C. Casldv— l2o balls, 4 maidens, 58 runs, 4
\ wickets. .1. C. Hufferdine— ll4 balls. 1 maiden, 50
i runs, 4 wickets, y. Mayo — 36 balls. 20 runs, 1
I wide, 1 wicket. C. B. Hill— s9 balls. 3 maidens, 1
I wide, 25 runs, 2 wickets.
PACIKICS— FIRST IKNIXOS.
J. Meyer, run out 0
(.J. Theobald b. Bloman 1
C. Gardner b.Sloman...; 0
8. Mayo, run out 0
K. A. -Mutch, run out 0
J. J. Theobald b. Ward Jr 1
I G. Wiseman b. Ward Jr 6
H. C. Casfcly, run out 6
T. J. Tiedemann b. Ward Jr 2
C. B. Hill b. Sloman 0
(;. Hufferdine, not out 0
H. Ward Jr.— so balls, 5 maidens, 3 rnns, 3
wickets. E. G. Sloman— 4B balls, 3 maidens, 13
runs, 23 wickets.
PACIFICS— SECOKD INNING.
Mayo, retired 10
I Gardner c. sub b. Ward Sr 1
J. Theobald c. Sloman b. Wiggins 9
M.iyerc. Sogpe b. Ward Sr 0
1 Wiseman b. Keel 3
i Hill b. Peel 7
1 Mutrh b. Wl^glnß 1
i Casidy c. Bird b. Wifrpins 0
Tirdemnnri b. Ward Hr 11
Hufferdine b. Peel 2 <
; a. Theobald, not out 2
Total, second Inning 54
Total, first inning 18
Grand total 72
But if the Alameda contest was unequal,
the Bohemia-California match was almost
a farce. The Bohemians went first to bat,
Captain Robertson and Dr. Bowhill lead
ing. The former compiled 105 with con
summate ease and Martin came within 5
of his century. Reeves, Mcßae and Pol
lock also made heavy contributions to the
formidable total of 346. The Californias,
whose captain, through illness, was com
pelled to be a spectator only, made a feeble
35, and, in a follow, 37 for 6 wickets, leav
ing the Bohemians masters of the field by
311 on the first innings. The score :
W. Robertson c. Stone b. Walton 105
Dr. Bowhill b. Mclndoe 9
G. Pollock run out 20
B. B. M artln c. Townsley b. McTndoe 95
F.C McCollum c. Cane b. Gellatly 4
C. W. Uavies c. Townsley b. Gellatly 4
V. P. Irwin c.Mdndoeb. Halton n
W. Reeves e. Halton b. Townaley 37
A. W. J.ußg c. Cane b. Mclndoe y
W. Mcßae b. Townsley 41
\V. H. Cookson not out 0
O. Van Xorden b. Reeves 4
P.Gellatly b. Reeves 2
H. J. Halton b. Cookson 10
C. Townsley lb. w. b. Robertson n
F. Stone b. Codkson 0
A. Cane c. Lugj? b. Cookson 3
C. F. Zamloch not out 0
H. G. Shideles c. Lugg b. Cookson 5
\V. Harder b. Robertson 0
A. W. Zamloch h. w. b. Cookson 0
W. Mi'ludoe b. Robertson 0
Total : 35
• ■♦ — • ' —
A little unnecessary excitement has
been aroused lately by the discovery that
some Birmingham metal manufacturers
have been making idols to be worshiped
by the heathen in India. They probably
executed orders for which they were well
paid, and it was hardly their business to
stipulate that their wares should be used
for ornament only. Besides, before we
are too hard on the heathen, we should re
member that if their idols of gold and sil
ver were melted down and sent to the mint
they would reappear disguised as coin of
the realm and a good many Christians
would worship them then. — Iron Age.
LATEST SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.
Movements of Trans-Atlantic Steamers.
NEW YORK— Arrived Aug 4— Stmr La Tou
ralne, from Havre.
SOUTHAMPTON— Arrived out Aug 4— Stmr
Hailed Aug 4— Stmr Fulda, for New York.
HA VRK— Sailed Aug 4— Stmr Bohemia, for New
Vork and Baltimore.
QUEENSTOWN— SaiIed Aug 4— Stmr Lucania,
for New York.
DOVER— Passed Aug 4— Stmr Werkendam, fm
Amsterdam for New York.
NEW CHURCH DEDICATED.
Second United Presbyterian
Edifice Now Open to Wor
AN IMPRESSIVE CEREMONY.
The Rev. Dr. Gibson Tells of the
Many Struggles to Establish
In a simple but impressive manner the
Second United Presbyterian Church was
formally dedicated yesterday afternoon.
The following ministers assisted in the in
teresting services: Dr. Beard, president of
Napa College; Rev. E. S. McKitrick of Al
legheny, Pa.; Rev. M. M. Gibson, pastor
of the First United Presbyterian Church,
and Rev. E. B. Stewart, pastor of the new
house of worship.
Following an appropriate selection by
the choir and an eloquent prayer by Rev.
Mr. Kitrick, the Rev. Dr. Gobson delivered
an address in which he described in a
graphic, yet, at times, amusing way, the
struggles and trials of the United Pres
byterian Church to establish its missions
in different sections of the City. Among
other things he said:
"I am here to-day to rejoice with those
that do rejoice. I have a personal interest
in the welfare and prosperity of this mis
sion because I helped to build it. I love to
see the cause of Christ prosper in every
church in San Francisco. There is no
selfish blood in my veins, and I do not be
lieve in pulling down one church to build
lip another. I love them all. We are to
rejoice not for any particular denomina
tion, but for the entire church of Christ.
"I have watched this mission grow in
strength and grace until now I love it as a
father does his child. This church is the
first result of our missionary work. First
we tried Tar Flat, and we had as much as
we could do to keep the benches down, to
say nothing of the children. The pastor in
charge went East on a visit, and when he
returned only the building remained. Next
we tried the goats of Telegraph Hill, but
one Sunday morning we had a drop from
eighty to twelve scholars.
"We then organized a school in the Mis
sion, starting out with twelve scholars.
This was in 1881, and a year later Rev. F..
B. Stewart came out from New York and
took charge of the mission. In 1883 the
Second United- Presbyterian Church was
organized, and for two years held its meet
ings in a vacant store on the corner of
Twenty-fourth and Mission streets. In the
spring of 1885 the church moved to its pres
ent location, occupying the building in the
rear of this magnificent structure. Some
months after thi3 the pastor, Mr. Stewart,
went East for the purpose" of securing the
necessary funds to build this very edifice.
We all remember how he sickened and
died, and how it came that the present
pastor, his cousin, came out to finish his
work. We are standing to-day in the light
of a memorial placed in respect to that
earnest worker and Christian, who died
working for the cause of Christ. He is in
the light of an upper glory, while we are
in the lijrht of a glory here below. We are
here to-day to give the same support to the
present pastor that we gave to him. This
is an ideal church, and I predict great
things for it."
The speaker then stated that the church
cost completed $12,410, and that there was
a balance due the contractors of $5909. He
wanted the congregation to show its ap-
I preciation of what had been done by Bnb-
I scribing that amount then and there. In
a few minutes he secured $2250, of which
j amount the ladies of the church pledged
i $300, and a gentleman who desired his
name withheld, $500.
The ceremony of dedication was then
impressively performed, and at the close
the members of the church, as with one
"Tins house which we have'been per
mitted to build through the gracious favor
of divine providence, we dedicate unto the
worship and service of God ; unto the earn
est preaching of the unsearchable riches
of Christ, unto the faithful administration
of the sacraments which Christ instituted
and which become effectual only through
his blessing; unto the edification of God's
people, the instruction of the young in the
Holy Scriptures, the gathering of those
who are strangers to the covenants of
promise that they may become fellow-citi
zens with the saints and of the household
of God; unto the furtherance of all the in
terests of Christ's kingdom untill all shall
know him from the least unto the greatest
and his will done on earth as it is in
heaven. Unto these great ends we do now
formally dedicate it as a church of Christ,
and this we do in the name and for the
glorv of the Father, and of the Son and of
the Holy Spirit, amen."
The new church is situated on the west
side of Guerrero street, near Twenty-third.
It occupies a portion of the lot belonging
to the church society, which measures 72x
117 feet. The old building has been placed
in the rear of the new structure, and will
be used as an infants' school.
The foundations and walls to the level of
the lower window-sills are of stone. The
arches over the entrance are also of stone,
and all the rest of the structure, including
the quaint tower, is frame, covered with
codar nhingles. The building is arranged
in two stories, following a favored plan in
The ground floor will be devoted to
schoolrooms and rooino for social gather
ings, and the upper' story to the service
The extreme measurements of the build
ing are sixty feet in width and seventy-two
in length. The platform occupies the
center of the end of the rooms, and the
seats, in natural redwood, are arranged in
On the right of the rostrum is a choir
and organ loft, and to the left the pastor's
(Rev. E. B. Stewart) study. The auditor
ium is lighted from three sides by tripli
cated stained glass windows, set in the
gables which accentuate these sides. The
timbering of the roof is open and the work
is finely finished, as it is exposed. The
church is provided with incandescent elec
tric lights and heated by steam. The build
ing was designed by Samuel Newsom.
CHARLES WARREN STODDARD
POET OF THE SOUTH SEAS,
Has Written a Delicious Description of
"GOLDEN GATE PARK
THE SUNDAY CALL
Will publish this charming production on
Sunday, August 11. Into this work Mr.
Stoddard has thrown all the sweetness of
his soul. It is a theme to inspire a poet.
Such magnificent word-painting is seldom
to be enjoyed. Illustrations by Joe Strong.
The Call devotes a great deal of atten-
tion to excellent articles on Western
themes by Western men and Western
•____^ ;_..-_ NEW TO-DAY.
WKM 1 ' TO-DAY
' r IS ■
V U^ys I
The time Is brief , ?•
? this year— only \
! Twelve days in all i
SALE CLOSES i
\ AUGUST 17th. :■; |
Carpets . Rugs . Mattings :
j CALIFORNIA :
» FURNITURE COHPANY •^^^-*^»
N to^ kcpS (N - p - c ° ie & c °-> I&T^W'®
§X^b~^M 117-123 Geary Street |^^^
WE SAVE YOU MONEY
New and Old I
Bought and Sold. I
OLD BOOKS TAKEN IN EXCHANGE
Boys' and Girls' High, |
Polytechnic High, 1
Grammar, larqe stock of \ \
Primary. school supplies. 1
VAN ESS BAZAAR,
v ... ..... / El
PERNAU BROS. & PITTS CO. g
TWO BIG STORES, |
617 BUSH STREET, 1808 MARKET STREET, |
Bet. Stockton and Powell. Mr Van \ess Avenue. I
- FACTORY AT 543 CLAY STREET. 1
"WHERE DIRT CATHERS WASTE RULES."
GREAT SAVINC RESULTS FROM
THE USE OF
• SIGNATURE ' 4a^§H
|tA^*^C^^ printed in - f
2 BLUE, diagonally W^rttZr *»m- ©
2 across the OUTSIDE wrapper of every bottle of
f The Original and Genuine WORCESTERSHIRE, as a further pro- J
2 Ui» >t tection against all imitations. \
5 Agents for the United State,, JOHN DUNCAN'S SONS', N. Y. «
Weak Men and Women
CHOUIii) USE AMI A BITTEKS, THE
O great Mexican -■ Kemedy; vei - He«iti» aad
Strength to Uie Sexaal Orgiuuk
E JIL'L'UMIMM I ■ ■!-.,, , ■ i IMJU.JJI I
|,&Ti«B66t om,™ Br DEWEY & CO^l
. •* "; 820 Mabket Bt., 8. F., Ch^ ]