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S I M ) A V . . . .. „ . .. ..' AUGUST 11, 1 895
. --.Fat.hwin Theater.— "Wohlthacter Der Men-
',";:. Columbia Theater— "The Senator."
•"•" Morosco'b OrKBA-HousK — "By Order of the
']. ■ Tivrn OrEBA-nocsE— "Martha."
".... . < '■jm'itfVm— Hißh-Class Vaudeville.
Maci>o-xough Theatkb (Oakland!— *TlM Case
' of Rebellious Susan," commencing Tuesday, Au-
* Ptate Board of Tb\de Extttbit. — 575 Market
.. ctreet, below Second. Open daily. Admission free.
;.. •" Cektrai> Park.— Horse taming, baseball and
. bicycle races, Sunday, August 11.
;'• ' G6l,den Gate Park— Golden Gate Park Band.
•; -. ." Slechakics'. Institute.— Opens August 13.
.Camforkia State Fair— Sacramento, Septem-
.; ' ber 2 tQ. 14. -
PICNICS AND EXCURSIONS.
:r.i. Campo— Sunday. August 11— Aquatic Exhi-
. btti -I by Captain F. Hanson.
• ,;Esccrs?o"x to Santa Ckcz Mountain's— By
. • the BotitlK-rn Pacific Co., on Sunday, August 11.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.
George Whittell has lesigned the Josephine
E. Platt trim.
The first annual report of the John S. Doe
estate was filed yesterday.
Etenrr Zscharias bequeathed a $20,500 es
tate to iiis wiie and children.
The Press Club of San Frarcisco will elect
- on the 2i)th of this month.
Dr. Case has been honored by a "write-up"
in *ne Treasury of Religious Thought.
The Manufacturer*' and Producers' Associa
tion of California will soon be incorporated.
Rev. F. B. Pnllan will preach his last sermon
at the Third Congregational Church this even
The Board of Healtb met yesterday and filled
twenty vacancies which they made for that
Lnbor Commissioner Fitzperald wants a
i of the Free Labor Bureau established
Bit.LoS A!!.- .
Mrs Joseph Cook, wife of the renowned lec
tuier, will give an address at Plymouth Church
on the 10th pro*.
William G. V.'-Uers is the defendant in a suit
begun by hi> iidopted daugnter to recover a
The steamer Bawnmore sailed for Central
•America arid Peru by way of Portland and
The winners at the racetrack yesterday were
Gonzales Maid, Tim Murphy, Joe X, Wheel of
Fortune, Hello and Mestor.
It is- likely that a branch to the Manufac
turer*' and Producers' Association may be or
ganized in Los Angeles soon.
The wonderful Victoria water lily in the park
■ . va.iory has outgrown all expectations
and precedent and will bloom to-day.
The sufferers from the recent fire are amass
nee for their damage suit
against the City and Spring Valley Water Com
Tbe Traffic Association will be reorganized
to-morrow and Messrs. Upl.am, Watt, Magee,
llayward and Van Sickler will resifen from the
A match race between the yachts Queen,
E o and Elia is talked of, a challenge for
$100 a side having been issued on behalf of
the latter craft.
The railroad strikers, who were mainly in
strumental in having the indictment found
against C. P. Huntingdon, are apparently op
posed to its being dismissed.
Joseph M. Maedouougli, the millionaire, has
taken a house in t-uusalito, and put his lather's
yacht, the Je>sie, into commission. He in
tends to make his home here.
The monthly meeting of the Board of Prison
Directors was held at San Quentin yesterday.
The consulting engineer was instructed to pre
pare plan?* for an insane department.
Rev. St-ptimus Buss, the Dr. ParKhurst of
London, is in the City at the Palace Hots!. He
iron thisooa?'. for the purpose of visiting his
eon, who is farming at El Cajon, in Lower
John W. Mackay, the millionaire, is in the
City H:i(i says he is not on the coast for any
thing but pleasure. He is accompanied by
•'-ifnds, ana the party will soon leave for
thr; Kast airain^
Mrs. M<>l lie French, a young widow, and her
mother-in-law. Mrs. Sarah French, were in
Judge Low's court yesterday disputing over
*j.c»ition of the husband and son's per-
Railroad Commissioner Stanton in an inter
view dt-iiiies his attitude toward the Southern
Pacific Company and the people, alluding in
cidentally to the question of patronage, which
has divided the board.
A letter was received at the Labor Bureau
stating that, Mrs. Stanford had discharged
nearly all of her white help at the Vina (Te
hama County) farm and vineyard and had en
gaged 300 Japanese to nil their places.
A dog owned by S. Karper, fur manufacturer,
was ordered to be brought into Judge-Conlan's
court Monday for having seized hold of Miss
MaryE. Look's trousers while riding on her
bicycle end inserted his teeth in her leg.
Ja«k Reynolds, the Stanford halfback, ac
. ■ Died by three companion?, loft the City
yesterday to rough it in the mountains of Men
docino County in preparation for the opening
of the college football season next month.
In the recent election for the colonelcy of
the Third K-.'giment Major James F. Smith was
the choice of the caucus preceding the election
arly became the choice of the officers.
He was not elected because he refused to run.
A -company has been formed to bore for oil
on the Miner Tract in Coutra Costa County.
Oil Is known to exist there, end if found in
large quantities it will be of great importance
to San Francisco. The work" will begin in a
The committee having in charge the selec
tion of a site ior the affiliated colleges will
meet during the coming week. It is divided
between accepting Mayor Sutro's offer of
twenty-six acres or the "purchase of a tract of
ljmd lit the Potrero.
Lee Loo has several times been arrested by
the police for selling opium without a physi
cian's prescription. Yesterday he was beiore
Jadge Conlan on the same charge, and the
Judge sentenced him to pay a fine of $jO or
6pend fifty days in jail.
Mrs. Bridget Johnson, galoon-teeper, Harri
son street and Madison avenue, arrested on
two charges of disturbing the peace and one of
using vulgar language, was ordered into cus
tody by Judge Conlan yesterday owing to her
offensive conduct in court.
Hearts are likely to fall in the Federal build-
Ing, riaees are warned for Democrats, so the
Inspectors of Hulls and Boilers, Supervising
Inspector of Steam Vessels, Superintendent °*
the Railway Mail Service and Deputy Surveyor
Kuddeli are to be investigated.
The South Side Improvement Club denies the
authorship of the resolutions credited to it in a
morning paper yesterday. The resolutions in
• ii asked for the retention of the spur
tracks on the Ocean boulevard, because they
. • it tne sand from drifting.' 1
A petition to force George H. Lee into insol
vency . was filed yesterday. The petitioners
and the amounts of their claims are: Meyers
Miller, .$1754 50; Neuberger. Reiss & Co.,
.*!!';• 17; Goldstein Brothers, -?415; Max Fin
derman, $64 35; D. Samuels, $5 00.
Three new patrolmen were sworn in yester
day. This fills up the seven vacancies caused
Ijy the : .nations. They are Augustus
] -totter; millwright, 31 year 3of age;
b O. Juel, porter, 33 years of as«; and
Peter Doherty, teamster, 34 years of age.
Th« police have ascertained that A. J. White
>;ie convicted forger, who made an elo
ipee6h to Judge Wallace in moving for
trial, about a week ago, made the tame
reroor of Michigan with suc
ad lo the Governor of New York without
■ ." An attempt to compromise the Knox, Comp
! tou ami Mtiilin suits ior $500,000 each against
. •:thern Pacific has been unsuccessfully
made by. .Byron Waters, claim attorney of the
•railroad. lie affered to reinstate the A.K. U.
•, men and pay them their wages from the time
of the strike." ,
John Q. Brown Jr. of the clerk's office for
tlie Board- of Supervisors was notified yester
day that a patent had been granted for an in
• veatkm of Ms of a new game at cards, which
•• he calls the widow's lawsuit and legal whist.
It was suggested to him by the Martin will
■ case, and >s said to be very fascinating. He
will publish it here and expects a big run.
Attorney-General Fitzgerald le'preparing to
• bring suit against the Southern Pacific Kail
road. Company for the recovery of sixty acres
' of land on Mi ' s i on Bar. The land was granted
to the railroad ; in 186&. they agreeing to make
It .the terminal point of. the road. They were
also to-Ei>«nd $100,000 within thirty months.
None-. of these conditions have been complied
Forty-three graduates of the Normal School
assembled in ihe oid High School yesterday to
be examined, in order to determine the Bix best
fitted tor immediate appointment. There were
examinations in .spelling, arithmetic and
grammar. The standiag of each candidate in
these three studies will determine whether or
not she shall continue on through the re
mainder of the examinations.
AROUND THE WATER FRONT
The Bawnmore Goes to Sea
With a Heavy and Bulky
END OF THE COAST SHIPS.
Morgan O'Brien's Fiery Steed— The
Whaleback Steamer Progress
After several days' delay the Bawnmore
got away for Central America and Peru, by
way of Portland. She was fearfully loaded,
and presented a unique appearance as she
steamed out yesterday, with her upper
deck piled with lumber, and with eleven
passenger-cars, two large surf-lighters and
a tugboat mounted upon the heavy tim
ber. She was to have sailed Friday,
but upon representation of the marine in
surance people that the great deckload was
insecure, she was detained by an order
from the Custom-house until the officials
were satisfied that the miscellaneous deck
freight was better fastened.
Notwithstanding these precautions it
was the opinion among shipping men that
THE BAWNMORE WITH HER DSCKLOAD OF CAKS AND BOATS.
[Sketched by a "Call" artist.]
the steamer was peculiarly conditioned for
so long and roundabout a voyage. She
was really under the Grace Brothers'
charter, who for some reason let that
fact remain in the background, and she
went to Portland with GOO tons of petro
leum in two of her tanks. This was a por
tion of her original cargo taken aboard at
Payta, Peru, and will be discharged at
Portland. She only had in her bunkers
160 tons of coal, which will last her to
Nanaimo, when she will fill up for her
southern trip's consumption. Her oil
burning apparatus had been taken out and
she will fire with coal in the future.
Captain Metcalfe of 1533 Union street,
Alameda, emphatically denies the rumor
of overloading. He said last night that
the Bawnmore left port a full ship and
fully insured. He continued :
"Her hull has been insured at Lloyds for
the past eighteen months, and her entire
cargo has been written at a safe margin by
responsible companies at ordinary rates.
Her cargo is a miscellaneous one, and com
prises all sorts and forms of general mer
chandise. Tne only deck cargo she carries
are twelve bobtail cars that weigh about
twelve tons and measure twenty -one.
These are securely lashed and fastened,
and as the ship is perfectly staunch and
has 12 feet of freeboard the absurdity of
the stories is patent. There is not the
wildest chance of combustion from petio
The Eawnmore is a stanch vessel, but
her progress and return will be noted with
considerable interest in marine circles.
Among the owners of wooden coasting
vessels the advent of the big foreign freight
steamers is a subject of much concern.
The Uawnmore, Peter Jebsen and Pro
g.ressist will carry over 4CKJO tons of coal
apiece, and can make two and three trips a
month between this port and the northern
The sailing barks and ships with only
half that tonnage, making one trip a
month, will soon find their occupation
gone. With the summer lumber freight
and the winter coal cargoes piling into the
steamers there is no other place for the
wooden hull except in the boneyard, where
they will all fetch up sooner or later.
The whaleback steamer was lifted on to
the Hunters Point drydock yesterday for
the purpose of having her leaking plat* re
paired. Much difficulty was experienced
in fitting her tieculiar box-shaped oody to
the blocks of the dock, but it was finally
accomplished, and it is safe to say no such
a marine form was ever seen out of the
The schooner Monterey, which is in the
habit of smashing into wharves, yesterday
plunged into Beale-street dock, carrying
away the planking and damaging herself
around the bow. She was fitted with ft
gasoline engine and the crew, who are
proficient with sheets and halliards, find
themselves at sea with an engine, and tlie
machinery often runs things to suit itself.
A large headlight will be placed on the
end of "Fishermen's wharf for the use of
the nightly navigator.
Morgan O'Brien, the well-known water
front expressman, has an ancient horse
that is too old to be coltish. However, he
forgot his age yesterday, and rushed down
on the dock at a scorching pace, and
caused tbe arrest of his owner by a special
officer for fast driving on the wharf.
O'Brien'i abuse of his fiery, untamed steed
at the Harbor police station was horrible
Among the ships bound for San Fran
cisco are several that will be new-comers to
this coast. The Dirigo, the first steel ship
built in this country, is now on her second
trip to sea. The Italian steel ship Cara
bona, which left Glasgow a short time ago
bound to this port, is making her maiden
voyage. The French bark General Millinet
and the British barks Glenfinart and
Monkburn are three more new ships that
will arrive in a few weeks.
The steamer China, which sails for the
Orient next Tuesday, will take out a party
of Prebbyterian missionaries, now in this
City, having arrived from St. Louis yester
The party is composed of the following
named persons : Rev. Lacy L. Little of
Little Mills. N. C. : Rev. W. McS. Bu
chanan of Richmond, Va. ; Dr. and Mrs.
George C. Worth of Wilmington, N. C. ;
Miss Annie Dowd of Aberdeen, Miss.;
Miss Mary B. Torranceof Charlotte, N. C. ;
Miss Pauline Dv Boseof Soo Chow, China;
Miss Florence Patton of Mexico, Mo.;
Miss Elizabeth Talbot of Versailles, Kv.,
and Miss Josie Woods of Tsing Kuing Pa,
China. They are enthusiastic in their
work, and state tnat they will co to their
future dangerous field of labor even though
they go to their death. The stories of the
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, AUGUST 11. 1895.
recent massacres of their brethren by the
savage fanatics do not deter them from
ORDERED INTO CUSTODY.
Sirs. Bridget Johnson Shows a Contempt
for the Court.
Mia. Bridget Johnson conducts a saloon
on the corner of Harrison street and
Madison avenue, and on Friday she
was arrested on two charges of disturbing
the peace and one charge of using vulgar
language. Her husband, Peter, was also
arrested on a charge or disturbing the
peace. They gave bail and were released
The cases were called in Judge Conlan's
court yesterday morning, and the court
room was filled with residents in the neigh
borhood to give evidence against the John
sons. The Judge dismissed the case
against Peter, as all the neighbors testified
that he was a peaceable man, but the
charges against Bridget were continued.
She was so voluble and offensive in court
that the Judge ordered her into custody.
She was taken -, to the City Prison, but
about an hour later the Judge relented and
allowed her to go on $10 cash bail.
• — ♦ — •
DECORATIONS TOE THE FAIR.
White, Light Blue and Fink the Pre
Yesterday was a busy day for those in
terested in the opening of the Mechanics'
Fair. The booths were springing up with
The management this year is paying
particular attention to the decorations,
and at the last meeting it was decided to
give the gallery two coats of white paint.
The effect will be beautiful, for the wnite
will contrast with the many colors of the
ground floor. The vacant spaces on the
walls will be covered with paper roses of
delicate hues, principally light pink and
blue, 'f be music-stand "will be a special
feature and great pains will be taken in
its decorations. It is elevated about three
feet higher than the stands of previous
years. The booths are very beautiful,
many being designed in Greek and Moor
AN INADEQUACY OF WATER
The Basis of the Suit Against
the City and Water
Large Majority of Those Who Suf
fered From the Recent Fire
In the Suit.
Gunn & Koscialowski are working up a
strong case against the City and Spring
Valley Water Company on behalf of those
who suffered from the great tire six weeks
Claims amounting to several hundred
thousand dollars have been assigned to the
firm and evidence of the strongest charac
ter is being amassed. A large majority of
those whose property went up in smoke
and waa left in ashes have joined in the suit
and much interest is being taken' in the
Witnesses are being listed by the dozens
who will testify that the water supply was
inadequate. Members of the Fire Depart
ment, Police Department, Fire Patrol and
private citizens will testify that the water
supply was such as to hamper the fire
engines in tlieir operation and also that
the streams in several instances fell short
of the second story of the burning
It has also been ascertained that some of
the four-inch mains were so crowded that
an inch stream could hardly pass through
them. Many of the old mains which have
been replaced, it is claimed, will bear out
this statement, if any further evidence
was needed in corroboration of that of the
firemen and other responsible persons on
the spot daring the conliajrration.
J. D. Martina, who conducts the meat
market on Fourth street for his sister, Mrs.
C. Cuneo, said, in speaking about the dam
age suit yesterday: "All those who have
been spoken to about joining in the suit
against the City and the water company
are red-hot to get even. A few whose
losses were covered by insurance have
nun j back, but my sister tolls me that
they have all joined in and will make a
"There is no reason why they should not
defeat the water company. There is &
pile of evidence showing that the water
supply was poor, that the pipes were too.
small or too rusty and that the engines
could not till the hose. The pumps were
absolutely powerless and sucked wind.
Even the firemen became disgusted and
threw down the pipes in two instances
which came under my notice."
Mrs. Fogarty, Mrs. Dugan, Mrs. P. D. P.
Flynn, C. E. Sheery, H. P. Morgan, D. L.
Chartress, M. M.Tiernan and many others
who were interviewed on the subject ex
pressed themselves as being determined
to vet satisfaction for their losses from the
Spring Valley Water Company or the City.
Between thirty and forty nave become
parties to the suit, so it is stated, and, hav
ing much to gain and nothing to lose, they
will exert themselves to multiply evidence
bearing on the inadequate water supply
and the defective character of the mains.
It is asserted on good authority that
some of the mains were so badly corroded
that less than one-quarter of their proper
flow could pass through them. Those who
are interested in the suit assert that all the
evidence they need, and more, has been
volunteered. "They have no doubt as to
Typewriters for Cogswell College.
Tho Cogswell Polytechnic College of San
Francisco decided to open shorthand and type
writing classes. All typewriters were inspected
and thoroughly tested, and the directors
placed an order with Loo E. Alexander & Bro.,
218 Sansome street, for eleven (11) late-im
proved New No. 2 Smith Premier. The New
No. 2 Smith is the highest model of improve
ment* in the art of typewriting. *
TRIBUTE TO DR. W. W. CASE
Mrs. Joseph Cook to Address
the Women's Home Mis
REV. MR. PULLAN'S DEPARTURE.
Dr. Williams Will Give a Sermon
to Skeptics This Evening.
Cantor David S. Davis of the Taylor
street Synagogue has introduced some im
portant innovations in the musical services
of the congregation.
The Aupust number of the Treasury of
Religious Thought, a magazine having a
large circulation in America and Europe,
contains a sketch of the life and repro
duced in full a Thanksgiving day sermon
of W. W. Case, the popular pastor of the
Howard-street Methodist Church of this
City. It states that he was born in New
York in 1838, was educated in that State,
and received his degree of doctor of
divinity from Mount Union College, Ohio.
He served as superintendent of the public
schools of Dunkirk, N. V., at the age of 19
and two years later joined the Erie Method
In 1804 he was transferred to the Wis
consin conference, where he had charge of
pome of the most important churches in
that State. He was afterward transferred
to Cincinnati, where he held the pastorate
of the Mount Auburn Church for three
years. He was then called to the First
Church of Akron, then the largest and
most important Methodist church in Ohio,
lie was next called to the position of pre
siding elder, and while serving the church
in that capacity for four years resided at
Cleveland, riis next post was the pas
torate of the First Church at Adrian,
Mich., and he was afterward called to the
Central Church of San Francisco, where he
remained the live years allotted to a Meth
He was then called to the Howard-street
Church, of which he har» had charge for the
past three years and which has extended to
him a unanimous and urgent invitation to
remain the next two years. The Treasury
pays a high tribute to Dr. Case's success as
a leader of organized forces for good. His
picture is on the frontispiece and by a sin
gular coincidence that of his old-time
friend, Philip Phillips, ihe singing evangel
ist whom President Lincoln once encored.is
found on the same page as the doctor's bio
Rev. Fred V. Jones of Parsons, Kans.,
has received a unanimous call to the San
Mateo Congregational Church.
Dr. Chapman, formerly pastor of the
East Oakland Presbyterian Church, has
Cantor David L. Davis.
been called to the Market-street Congre
gational Church of Oakland.
Rev. J. S. Thomas, pastor of the Fifth
Presbyterian Church of Cincinnati, is visit
ing his parents at Palo Alto and will
preach at Plymouth Church next Sunday
Rev. H. H. Wikoff will give an address
at Plymouth Church this morning in the
interests of the Congregational Church
Building Society. Dr. Williams' sermon
this morning will be on "A New Command
ment." This evening he will answer the
arguments of skeptics in his discourse,
"The Bible. Will it Stand?"
Miss Morse, the leading soprano of the
Howard Presbyterian Church, has returned
from a vacation of five weeks spent at
The Presbyterian Ministerial Union will
discuss "University Extension" to-mor
row morning. Mr. Thompson of the
Occident will lead the discussion.
Misses Minnie and Genevieve Oveatt
will sail* for China via Vancouver on the
7th prox. The ladies intend to devote the
remainder of their lives to missionary
work in that land beyond the sea. A
farewell reception will be tendered them
at the Howard Presbyterian Church on
Friday evening, the 30th inst.
Rev. Fred B. Pullan will preach for the
last time at the Third Congregational
Church this evening. He has been the
pastor of that church for nearly five years
and has resigned in order to accept the
pastorate of the Pilgrim Church at Provi
dence, R. 1., which he will assume Sep
tember 1. He will leave for his new field
of labor on the 20th iust.
Progress is reported in the matter of
organizing a Presbyterian Sabbath-school
Association. A meetinjr of superintend
ents of Sabbath-schools and others inter
ested in the movement will be held at Cal
vary Church on Friday evening for the
purpose of perfecting the organization.
The Woman's Home Missionary Associ
ation, comprising the unions of the vari
ous Congregational churches about the
bay, will houl an all-day session, commenc
ing at 10 a. m., on Thursday. The meet
ing will be held in the missionary-room of
the Young Men's Christian Association
Mies Nellie Flynn has accepted the posi
tion of leading soprano at Trinity Episco
pal Church, and will assume it as soon as a
successor is found for her at Plymouth
A reception will be tendered to Rev. A.
H. Briggs, the delegate sent by the San
Francisco District of Methodist Episcopal
Churches to the recent convention of Ep
worth leagues at Chattanooga, at the
Howard-street Methodist Church on Fri
Mrs. Joseph Cook, wife of the famous
lecturer, will join her husband next month
in his tour around the world. She will be
in San Francisco a few days en route, and
will doubtless address the Woman's Home
Missionary Union of Plymouth Church on
its anniversary, the 10th prox.
The dedicatory services of the Grace Con
gregational Church at Fitchburg will be
held this afternoon at 3 o'clock. The ser
mon will be given by Dr. J. K. McLean.
Dr. F. H. Foster, Dr. George Mooar, Dr.
W. C. Pond, Rev. W. W. Scudder and S.
C. Patterson will assist in the dedication.
The Congregational church at Hay wards
will hold a meeting after the regular ser
vice this morning, the object of which" will
be to call a pastor.
The committee of nine members of the
First Congregational Church at Oakland,
with Judge J. M. Haven as chairman, ap
pointed to select a pastor to succeed Dr.
McLean, reported at the Wednesday even
ing prayer-meeting that they had tried to
secure the services of Dr. Nehemiah Boyn
ton, but failed. Dr. Boynton is a promi
nent young divine of Boston and he had
the offer of the committee under consid
eration for some time. Last week he in
formed them that he would not be able to
accept their offer.
Rev. W. H. Tubb will read a paper on
the San Francisco Young Men's Christian
•Association before the Congregational
Monday Club to-morrow afternoon. It is
said that he proposes to criticize the spirit
a::d methods of the present management.
Eider Henry S. Tanner, president of the
California mission of the church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints, reports seven
recent converts to that faith. Five were
baptized in Sacramento and two in Fresno
County. Elder Tanner's discourse this
evening at Calanthe Hall, Pythian Castle,
will be on "Church Organization," and he
will draw a parallel between the original
church as founded by Christ and that
church as restored through the instrumen
tality of Joseph Smith.
The committee in charge of the musical
and literary entertainment to be given at
the Howard-street Methodist Episcopal
Church on Tuesday evening for the bene
fit of the Fred Finch Orphanage report
that they have received much encourage
ment from the responses of the business men
and citizens generally. The artists who
will assist do so gratuitously and the gross
receipts of the evening will go to the or
phanage, which, although under the direc
tion of the Methodist church, is non-secta
rian in principle and practices. The fact
that one lady alone, Mrs. Louthan, sold
150 tickets shows that the patronage is lib
eral. The programme is as follows:
Organ solo, "Grand Offertoire do St. Cecile,"
Op. 10, No. 4 in F, (Batiste), Martin Schultz;
recitation, "The Fall of the Pemberton Mill"
(E. A. Phelps), Miss Esther O» Macomber; tenor
solo. "My bream" (Tosti), J. E. Owens; whis
tling solo (selected), Misn Sadie Tibby; soprano
solo, "In Seville's droves" (Van Lerinep), Miss
Millie Flynn; cornet solo, "The Exile's La
ment" (Levy), Miss Pearl Noble; recitation,
••Ladybird's Race" (Campbell Rae-Brown),
Mi« Esther C. Macomber; tenor solo (selected),
J. E. Owens; duet for cornet and trombone,
"I Feel Thy Angel Spirit" (Hofnian), Misses
Pearl and Maud Noble; soprano sclo, "Mona"
(Adams), Miss Millie Flynn; whistling solo
(selected) Mis* Sadie Tibby; orpan solo, '-Tann
hauser March" (Wagner), Martin Schultz.
All the Congregational churches of this
City will be represented by their pastors
and a delegate from each at the Council of
Recognition to be held in the chapel at the
corner of Pierce and Green streets to-mor
row evening. Other ministers and laymen
of San Francisco and Oakland will be
members of the council. There will be
interesting exercises, and the meeting is
open to the public.
Chaplain Macomber of Angel Island will
occupy Dr. Case's pulpit this morning. In
the evening the pastor will give a discourse
on "The Twentieth Century; Bellamyism,
or What?" He will speak of the labor
question. Hin prelude will deal with the
political upheaval in Great Britain and the
aeieat of Sir William Karcourt.
THE TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION.
It Will Be Reorganized To-Mor
row Under New Man
President Upham, Directors Watt,
Magee, Hayward and Van Siok
len to Retire.
The members of the Traffic Association
have arranged for a meeting to be held to
morrow at their office on Pine street, with
a view to reorganizing the executive com
mittee and board of directors.
The programme is for Isaac Upham,. the
president, to resign his office, and Direc
tors Thomas Magee, Alvinza Hayward,
Robert Watt and F. W. Sicklen to with
draw from the board.
For some months past the executive com
mittee has been waiting for this intended
change. Meetings were held as regularly
as when the association had been doing its
best work, but on every occasion it \va3
seen that the only alternative was reorgan
ization for the purpose of perpetuating the
association's usefulness. For the time
being there was very little to accomplish
within t c power of the organization, and
then the V. Jley road had wholly eclipsed
the Traffic Association.
Manager Leeds went to St. Louis, leav
ing it practically without a head. Besides
President Upham and Directors Magee,
Hayward and Wntt are directors of the.
Valley road, and Van Sicklen is one of the
trustees of the same corporation.
They have become impressed with the
conviction that as they are members of a
railway corporation their position cannot
be logically retained in the Traffic Asso
ciation. In fact the Valley railway is
what they had been working for, as it gives
promise of important competition in rail
way rates through a large portion of Cali
Yet the five officers of the Traffic Asso
ciation have no intention of resigning from
it. All they wish for now is to D« allowed
to retire irom its activt administration.
"W e expect to reorganize at this meet
ing," said Mr. Upham yesterday, "and
when we resign there will be good men to
take our places. After that the Traffic
Association will continue as before."
With regard to a manager to succeed
Leeds, no man has been mentioned as a
likely candidate, though the directors
have said that there would not be much
difficulty in securing a good man for the
Railway Mail Clerks.
The railway mall clerks will hold their an
nual convention in Chicago on September 3
next. Over 2000 delegates from all over the
United States are expected to be present, and
subjects touching on the good of the order will
be discussed. Th» delegates from San Fran
cisco will be W. C. Hammond, Thomas A.
Whit«and E. B. Spear; irom Ogden, A. J. Mc-
Mullin, and from Los Angeles, L. L. Schm acker.
The alternates will be Thomas Orchard of
Ogden and A. L. Wathington of San Francisco.
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IN FEAR OF THEIR HEADS.
Many Federal Officials Trem
bling Over Coming In
THE KEPUBLICANS MUST GO.
All Principal Offices Will Be Filled
by Democrats Before Next
Troublous times have struck the Federal
buildings and many of the officials are
trembling in their shoes. Many of the
old-timers, who have been living for years
on Federal pap, are to be "let out" and
young men and stanch Democrats put in
their places. True, some of the men who
are said to be slated for retirement are
Democrats, but nevertheless they are not
acceptable to the powers that be and a
change is considered advisable.
From all accounts Senator White has
quite a big finger in the political pie, and
if any changes are made he will have con
siderable say as to who will be the lucky
The officers slated for investigation are
United States Inspector of Hulls E. S. Tal
bot, United States Inspector of Boilers W.
A. Phillips, United States Supervising In
spector of Steam Vessels John Berming
ham, Superintendent of the Railway Mail
Service Samuel Flint and Deputy Surveyor
of the Port S. J. Ruddell.
Talbot, Phillips and Bermingham are
said to be in trouble over the Colima in
quiry, and a special agent of the treasury
is now on the way here to look into the
matter. The inquiry into the collision be
tween the steamers Homer and Arago will
be held the latter part of this week and some
one from Special Agent Moore's office will
closely watch the proceedings. Several
skippers and engineers are after both Tal
bot's and Phillips' positions, and should
they be declared vacant there will be a
lively scramble lor the places.
Captain John Bermingham is not at all
enamored with his position as Supervising
Inspector. Should he step down and out
to-morrow the chances are that his suc
cessor would be John K. Bulger, at present
Assistant United States Inspector of Boil
ers. He is thoroughly competent, well
liked, and can secure the backing of the
entire California delegation.
Messrs. Talbot and Phillips are now in
Humboldt County making their regular
tour of inspection.
The charges against Superintendent
Flint are that he was seen under the in
fluence of liquor and also that he winked
at the packing of the mails carried by the
Southern Pacific during the annual weigh
ing. The complaint was made by an
official who was discharged by Flint and
afterward reinstated by the authorities at
Washington. The accusations in a. meas
ure have been officially denied from the
capital, but still the investigation is being
held by the postal authorities. There are
also a number of hungry Democrats who
want Flint's place and they are leaving no
stone unturned in the effort to secure it.
The principal thing against Deputy Sur
veyor Ruddell seems to be that fie and
Special Agent of the Treasury Moore are
not on the best of terms. The latter is a
power among the Federal officials and
while he has no direct control over the
heads of departments still he can make his
influence felt at any moment.
Just for what particular dereliction of
dnty Ruddell is to be investigated no one
seems to know, and Moore refuses to talk.
He will neither affirm nor deny the story,
and contents himself with saying nothing.
Collector Wise says if there is to be an in
vestigation he has not heard of it. Never
theiess, the fact remains that trouble is
brewing, and Captain Ruddell may find
himself in the swim along with the others.
All in all, there is a feeling of great un
easiness in the Federal departments, and
no man seems to know where the lightning
will strike next.
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