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HIGHER TAXES THE ORDER
Expjessions of Opinion on
the Heavy Increase in
CAN THE MAYOR VETO IT?
Despite Efforts of the Minority the
Eight Would Not Reduce Ap
The increase in the tax levy for the
coming year, as passed h\ the Solid Eight
of the .Board of Supervisors at their meet
ing Saturday, has caused a storm of de
nunciation from the taxpayers generally,
and it is safe to say that this last imposi
tion will go on record as the most unpop
ular measure yet devised by tins combina
tion. In the face c-f a still pending depre
ciation in property values a decrease in
stead of an increase in the rate of taxation
was apparently expected.
As a heavy taxpayer, a member of the
Board of Freeholders and a man inter
ested generally in the affairs of the mu
nicipal government, Stewart Menzies was
asked last evening his opinion of the in
creased levy. Mr. Menzies said:
The levy is needlessly high— outrageously
high. There is no excuse for such work, but
the taxpayers are getting just what they bar
gained for. Can anything bettor be expected
of a majority of the present board. It is done,
and as far as 1 can see there is no way out of
it. I am positive that the Mayor has no au
thority to veto the order, and so it will have to
staml.' If the taxpayers of San Francisco like
this sort of thing, they are at liberty to have ie
as long «s they desire. This is what conies
from handing the City government over to a
hoard of professional politicians, pothouse
jobbers, low lived and imbecile wretches, who
would starva away from the municipal teat.
The taxpayers know this well enough. For
yours they have paid a high rate of taxation to
keep alive that heterogeneous mass of scum at
the City Hall. It is the political parasite who
eats up the City's nuances.
The expense of running the City govern
ment, is just about double what it "would be
under a clean and honest administration of
affairs. Nearly every department could get
along with a very material reduction in its
present force; and then look at the salaries
paid. How many clerks in City Hall are worth
more than $(50 or $75 per month? Of course
there are some, but how many? What would
a merchant offer some of those heelers who
are drawing fat salaries for doing nothing?
Fifty dollars a month, perhaps. Tfie fact is,
there are so many leaks in the present system
that the taxpayer, in many cases, is kept on
the very brink of ruin in order that a lot of
political mendicants may be supported in
idleness. If the taxpayer* would have a rea
sonable levy and fair business prospects let
him begin right, and purge the municipal
body of the pests that are eating out its life.
Supervisor Hobbs fought the increase &a
long as fighting was of any use. His op
position was due to the conviction that it
would work a great hardship to the small
holders, who will bear the burden of the
raise. He thought that it would be wiser
to cut down some of the appropriations
and make up for the reduction on the
next year than to increase the taxpayers'
burden. Mr. Hobbs said last evening":
There was no need at all of this increase and
I don't blame the taxpayers for going on record
with a large-sized objection. Only an utter
disregard for their interests would have dic
tated so reckless a policy. Some of the big ap
propriations could have been reduced as well
The park, for example, has never had $300,
--000 before. I am. not against improving the
park and believe in eiving all we can consist
ently. I wanted to cut the appropriation down
:<> *'J")(5,000, and then add the reduction to
next year's allowance. Park patrons are not
actually suffering for a new band stand, a
bicycle track to the ocean or a museum annex.
Those improvements could have been post
poned for a year as well as not. There is $35,
-000 for a dipsomania hospital. I proposed to
reduce tßis by $70,000. Altogether !fIOO,OOO
<.r $500,000 might have been saved and tacked
on to another year, thus avoiding an unneces
sary increase in the levy.
Supervisor Dimond said that he could
see no good reason for the increase and
deemed it a most injudicious move — one
that would fall heavily upon the taxpayer
For the Washington-street buildings he
tried to have the appropriation reduced
from $300,000 to $4«,000. His desires, how
ever, were set down with those of Taylor
and Hobbs, and by the Solid Eight regaled
to the limbo of minority wants.
Supervisor Taylor said that the increase
was all wrong, but that the minority could
only enter a strenuous protest and abide
the result of a majority vote. He did not
know whether the Mayor had authority to
veto the order or not, but was of the
opinion that he had no such authority.
"There was no reason at all for increas
ing the levy," continued Mr. Taylor.
"Beveral of the big appropriations could
have been cut down as well as not."
Attorney Henry Clement thought that
the levy was an outrage upon the tax-pay
ers, and that the Solid Eight ought to be
made to suffer for their "reckless and un
scrupulous policy." He, too. was doubt
ful of the Mayor's authority to veto the
order, and intimated that a good way to
avoid repetition of the wrong would be to
so reform the municipal government as to
operate it on a basis of decency and
COURSING AT THE PARKS
Beginning of the Big Forty-
Eight Dog Stake at
Electric and Fearless Win the
Matches and Money at
The banks of fog that hung over the
coursing parks all day yesterday and ren
dered the weather cold and disagreeable
did not dampen the ardor of the enthusi
asts -who turned out as usual to enjoy their
The prospect of seeing forty-eight high
class dogs from all parts of the State com
pete for large prizes drew a big crowd to
Casserley's park, where the running was
of a high order.
The presence of coursing men from Hay
wards, Vellejo, Merced and other points,
with plenty of money to back thefr favor
ites, made the betting lively, and much
money changed hands on the result?.
Only the run-down find first ties were
negotiated, the rest of the stake being
postponed until to-day, when it will be fin
ished, in addition to a $1 50 entrance con
solation stake, to which the management
will add |25.
Following is the result of the run-down:
| IT. Hall's Annie Laurie beat Alamcda ken
nel's Wayfarer; Alameda kennel's Emm Pasha
boat J. Surley'i Jimmy Xix; Alameda kennel's
Kitty Scott beat W. II." Burfiend's Calchem; J.
Dean's Fullerton beat W. Halton's Jlene; -1.
Quane's Captain slor.se beat W. Gri-eley's Rich
mond Boy ; T..1. 'ronin's Best Trump beat D.
Tweedie's Fairy D; J. McMalion's Wildwood
beat J. Allen's Hahator; T. Hall's Little Corpo
ral beat J. Strehl's Lillian Russell; J. Grace's
801 l Along a bye; R. Dougherty's Flying Buclc
beat W. H. Burfiend's Tricks; J. Strebl's
Gold King beat Hayward kennel's Ben Ilur;
B. Dougherty's Daisy Crest beat J. Kcidy's
Buffalo; T. Cox's Braw Bcot beat H. Hull's
Butcher Boy; J. Murphy's Redlight beat T. J.
Cronin's White Chief; I). Tweedie'K White
Kustic beat T. Hall's Grace Darling; P. Car
ney's Annie Daly beat T. J. Cronin's Rosa B. ;
J. Mcßride's Flashlight beat T. Brer.nan's
Regent; P. Carney's Mission Boy beat T. Bren
nan's Red Prince; T. J. Cronin's Dottle Dimple
beatC. Anderson's Nigger: T. J. Cronin's Sky
ball beat J. Mcßride's Little Whip; Alameda
kennel's Kan Joaquin beat W. C. Peyton's
Htaraboul; J. McMahon's Gile beat Hayward
kennel's Lion; T. Cox's Bam beat Hayward
kennel's Lady Linaa.
Jr'irut ties— Emln Pasha beat Annie Laurie;
Kitty Scott beat Fullerton; Best Trump beat
Captain Morse; Wildwood beat Little Cor
poral; Flying Buck beat Roll Along; Daisy
Crest beat Gold King; Bran beat Redlight;
Rustic a bye: Annie Daly beat Flash
light; Dottie Dimple beat Mission Boy; Sky
ball beat San Joaquin; Sam beat Gile.
The fifty-dog stake that was begun at
Kerrigan's on Sunday last was finished
yesterday, the winner turn-ing up in Elec
tric, who won after a hard course with
Snow Bird. Some of the matches were
close and exciting. Considering the coun
ter attractions the crowd was fairly large,
and spirited betting was the rule. Follow
ing are the results of the second ties:
Klectric beat Tempest; Harkaway beat
Stonewall Jackson; Longfellow beat Nancy
Till: Lady Fitzgerald beat Little Beauty; Lit
tle Tom beat Nellie D; Hashaway a bye; Snow
bird a bye.
Third 'ties— Electric, beat Ilarkaway; Long
fellow beat Lady Fitzgerald: Snowbird beat
Little Tom: Dashawuy a bye.
Fourth ties— Electric beat Longfellow; Snow
bird beat Dash away.
Final— Electric beat Snowbird.
A consolation stake at $1 50 entrance, to
which the management added $25, was
then run off, resulting as follows:
Thorndale beat Rambler, Nellie Bly beat
Spring, Mnnd <; bent Will o' the Wisp, Marvel
ous heat Biaekthorn, Kvening Star beat Lamp
lighter, Magpie a bye, Fearless beat Bonnie
Lassie. Moonlight a bye.
First ties— Nellie Bly beat Thorndale, Marvel
ous beat Maud G, Evening Star a bye, Fearless
Second ties— Nellie Bly beat Marvelous, Fear
less beat Evening Star.
Final— Fearless beat Nellie Bly.
Next Sunday, in addition to the reeular
all-aeed stake* a punpy stake at $1 50 en
trance •will be run, the management do
nating a solid silver cup to the winner in
addition to the first cash prize.
URGING THE SINGLE TAX
Officers of the San Rafael
Club Address the Local
As Messrs. Carpenter and Stern See
Things— Progress of the
The two speakers who addressed the
Single Tax Society at 102 O'Farrell street
last night were President L. G. Carpenter
and V ice-President C. D. Stern of the San
Mr. Carpenter declared that the solution
of the labor question lay in an intelligent
discussion of economic subjects. In sub
stance he said :
The poverty and destitution of large num
bers of people and the threat accumulation of
wealth in tlie hands of a few— both increasing
at an alarming rate— show that the remedy
lies with those who suffer under the injustice
of the present social system themselves. The
only practicable remedy so far suggested is the
This remedy is based upon justice and in ac
cordance with the apparent purpose; of the
Creator, who evidently intended the earth for
all men in common as a storehouse of all that
is required to support physical life, the only
means needed to extract the latent wealth
from the soil being the labor necessary to make
For men to be free they must have complete
control of the products of their own labor —
otherwise one man doing the labor becomes
the slave of the man controlling the products
through our present system of proprietorship.
Taxation as it is now imposed encourages
idleness on the one hand and paralyzes indus
try nr.d thrift on the other. One man holds
land idle for speculative purposes and protits
greatly without doing any labor himself or
buying the labor of others; another man goes
ahead and makes improvements at great out
lay, and finds himself burdened by a tax upon
the very benefits he is contributing toward so
ciety's general welfare.
Tlie single tax would put an end to land mo
nopolization and land speculation. Itwouid give
residents— rent paying residents— of cities an
opportunity to possess homes of their own on
land which previously had been idle, unoccu
pied and non-productive; over-taxed improv
ers would be relieved oi unjust burdens, and
thousands of men would find demand for their
ability to labor. Conditions and business
would wonderfully improve in consequence.
Why? Because with a tax on land values only
no one would want to hold ground and pay the
ground rental upon it unless he could make It
some way or other.
Again, taxes on personal property and goods
ran be shifted to either the producer or the
consumer, but v tax on land values could not
be shifted. A tax on commodities makes them
dearer and harder to get, but a tax on land
values would force all lanfl into use and thus
make it cheaper and easier to get.
Mr. Steam's talk was a very comprehen
sive one. He called Henry Gcoree the
"Prophet of San Francisco," and Iquoted
Mr. George's simple definition that the
single tax was "the abolition of all taxes
except taxes on land values."
He spoke of the general organization of
the single-tax movement and its methods
of propaganda, and inspired hope by re
minding his listeners that with modern
facilities of communication and transit a
great reform now takes a short time for its
realization in comparison with the time
required for reforms in the past.
In this country, he said, there are over
200 single-tax organizations, some of them j
being called variously "Tax Reform" and !
"Social Science" clubs, "Economic" and
"Land Restoration" leagues and "Free |
Land" associations. In New York City
there is a "Single Tax Kindergarten." He
New York State leads in the matter of organ
ization. Illinois comes next, with Texas third
ami New Mexico fourth. California at present
is very low down in tbis rank, but if she keeps
up her present rate of advancement we will
soon have a State organization here.
In the last Congress there were twenty-five
single-tax men, with fifty others having pro
nounced views in its favor. Minneapolis, I'e
oria, .St. Louis and Chicago put up single-tax
candidates for Congress in the last campaign.
Magnire of California, Johnson of Ohio mt'l De
Wit Warner of New York lead the single-tax
There are eight single- tax clubs int'alifornia.
We expect to start a big one soon in Sausalito.
This series of meetings is the beginning of a
campaign that is not going to stop until the
single tax becomes the law of this State.
Tne speaker paid James S. Reynolds a
eulogy, and in the course of his observa
tions remarked that there were two funda
mental rights involved in the single tax,
viz. : The equal right of all to a use of the
"<\rth, and the right of all to the full prod
uct of their own labor.
He Says That His Assailants Were
the Two Kaddeley
William Worthington went to the Re
ceiving Hospital iast evening for treat
ment for a badly battered face. His nose
was broken, both eyes were blackened and
the remainder of his countenance had
to be patched and plastered profuseiy by
the attending surgeons.
The sufferer, it will be remembered, is
the husband of Mrs. Maggie Worthington,
the murderess, who about three years ago
shot and kilU-d Henry Baddeley, her
lover. She had three trials and the last
resulted, about three weeks ago, in her
beine sent to San Quentin to serve a term
of twenty-five years' imprisonment.
Worthington in explaining how he re
ceived the injuries stated that yesterday
he took his two children out to the beach
below Land's End station on the Ferries
and Cliff House steuru railroad. He and
the youngsters spent the afternoon pic
nicking on the beach and a little before
dark they started up the hill to th« sta
Worthington said that he had not gone
far up the trail when two of Henry Bad
deley's brothers sprang from a place of
concealment in the bushes, and, with an
oath, proceeded to pummel him without
mercy. He stated that he was unable to
protect himself against such odds and so
had to submit to their treatment. He
said they knocked him down several times
with their fists and punched his face when
lie was on the ground. When they stopped
and went away he was almost unconscious
from the beating. At last he gathered his
frightened children and took the cars back
to town. As soon as he could he went to
the hospital for repairs. Worthington de
nies that he did or said anything to pro
voke the assault, and he threatens to
swear out warrants to-morrow for the ar
rest of the two Baddeleys for battery.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1595.
DURRANT CASE RUMORS
Captain Lees Spent Yesterday
in Searching for a Miss
THE WOMAN WAS NOT FOUND.
Prosecuting Attorney John T. Dare
Saw the Blocks Under the
Head of the Body.
The last few days have been prolific of
rumors in connection with the Durrant
case, perhaps more so than any corre
sponding period since the bodies of Minnie
Williams and Blanche Lamont were
found in Emmanuel Church and Durrant
was arrested for their murder. All ports
of stories emanating from the most vague
of sources have been circulated and pub
lished, only to be flatly contradicted when
traced to the fountain of the information —
such tales as the one that Clarence
Wolf would testify to Durrant'a having
told him of his intention to betray Blanche
Lamont; that Mayor Sutro was supplying
the funds to conduct the defense; that the
defense would undertake, in the Minnie
Williams case, to show that the girl was
not murdered on the night when she is
supposed to have lost her life, but on the
following morning, and that she was not in
Durrant's company that fatal night, but in
the company of an aged suitor.
These are only a few of the stories that
have been given publicity and have then
been pronounced false by persons most, in
The latest of these startling stories is
that wired from Los Angeles Saturday to
the effect that Miss Ida M. Clayton, a
teacher in the Redding Primary School, is
either the person or knows who was the
one that Durrant is supposed to have
frightened in the church by a sudden ap
pearance he made before her one day.
Captain Lees took up the work person
ally yesterday of investigating the story,
but up to last evening he had failed to find
the whereabouts of Miss Clayton, who had
gone out of the City over Sunday. He was
compelled to give up last evening without
having satisfied himself as to the truth of
John T. Dare, prosecuting attorney in
Police Court 2, will be one of the State's
witnesses Tuesday. His son, Starr Dare,
has already testified to rinding the wearing
apparel of Blanche Lamont stowed away
in t lie rafters and under the floor in the
belfry. But Starr Dare did not notice the
two block under the head of the body, as
it lay with its arms folded on the floor.
So far only one of the people's witnesses,
Detective Gibson, has been able to testify
concerning these blocks, though several
other witnesses who saw the body in the
belfry before it was removed by Deputy
Coroners Smith and Hallett have been
Detective Gibson noticed these blocks
j and went there a few days later and
secured them. Now these blocks, if
; properly identified and proved, are of con
i siderable importance in the case, for
i they tend to show that whoever it
j was that placed tre body of the murdered
girl wkere it was found, had knowledge of
j the customs in vogue in the dissecting
! room. The head rested on these blocks,
I just as the head of a corpse in the dissect
| ing-room. Durrani is a medical student.
True, there is nothing direct about this
! evidence, but it is considered a good link
: in the lonir chain of circumstantial cvi
] dence by which the Slate expects to make
' out its case against Durrant.
Attorney Dare saw those blocks under
the nead of the body. JJe was in the bel
; fry before the body was removed, riis
j evidence is valued highly by the people.
Heretofore Dickinson has questioned
each witness who was in th* belfry about
those blocks, with the resu't that no one
I else besides Gibson seems tohave noticed
There is a good deal of preliminary tes
timony yet to be added before the wit
nesses who will connect Currant with the
case can be put on the stand.
AT EMMANUEL CHURCH.
Rev. J. George Gibson Speaks Wis
dom Evidently Drawn From
The Rev. J. George Gibson delivered a
discourse last night at the Emmanuel Bap
tist Church upon the wisdom of religious
preparation for the unexpected emer
Taking the parable of the wise and fool
ish virgins for his text, he applied to every
day life the lesson of the five virgins who
carried to the wedding ceremony what oil
their lamps would hold, and the live vir
gins who took a little extra oil and were
able still to furnish light when the bride
groom made his appearance after an unex
There were occasional touches in his re
marks which one could not help interpret
ing as having some connection with the
e\'ents which have cast a shadow of gloom
and mystery over that church on Bartlett
street. Particularly was this the case
when he said:
"Oh, the circumstances that we know
not. To-night, while one girl is thinking
of her marriage, another is preparing to
"To-night, while one young man is
living; on Nob Hill, a companion of his
childhood is languishing in some opium
den. In the same tenement are living
people who are honest and those who are
vile — persons who shudder at the receipt
I of every letter in a strange hand. Two
| boys read out of the same JJible. One to
| day is a Judge of the Superior Court and
! the other is a convict behind the bars.
! Two men were educated at the same col
j lege. One to-day is a clergyman, the other
I is a stump-.speauer in the saloons.
"You may think there is nothing ahead
: to disturb your peace. You have lived,
may be, twenty, thirty, forty years, but
your time will come. Home night you will
I awake with a start at a cry and yon will
see a company of men standing over you
with their lights and staring into your
face as though they would read your
"Oh, it is grand to know that our past
has been a storing up of oil, so that when
the dark schemes of men come xipon us we
can meet them and defy them! I think
there are times in life when every man
should look out for himself first."
Speaking with reference to certain young
men and preachers without churches who
might envy him his position, he said if
there were any such, and the position
alone was all they wanted, he would will
ingly step out and give it up to them, but
that he would venture to say that if he
should return a week later they would be
very glad for him to relieve them of the
annoyances from reporters and the sur
mises and fabrications of newspapers.
DE. McCLISH'S FAKEWELL.
The Hector of. Grace Methodist CJitirc.li
Reviews His Five Years' Work .Just
The Rev. Dr. Eli McClish of Grace
Methodist Church, corner Twenty -first
and Gapp streets, delivered bis farewell
discourse before his old congregation Jast
To-morrow he will co down to Pacific
Grove to attend the Methodist conference
to be held there, and then he will receive
his new appointment. Where it will be
he does not know. At that conference all
the Methodist pastors about this City will
receive new charges.
Last night Dr. McClish traced the his
tory of Grace Metnodist Church during the
years he has been its pastor. He was
called from the presidency of an Eastern
seminary to take charge of the pastorate
he has now served for the regular Meth
odist term 1
He said that when he assumed charge of
the church it had been, through Dr. An
thony's illness, practically without a pas
tor for a year, and that four months of the
conference year had already passed. The
church was then at a stage where it was no
longer a mission church and yet it was not
quite a Gity church, although it occupied
a commodious building. It was dominated
largely by a few old members and it had
gradually to be evolved into modern city
idens. The change was not accomplished
without some friction, so few additions
were made the first year. Only two were
added by confession of faith and forty-five
During the following years, however,
after a broader adjustment had taken place
through the influence of more thoughtful
persons, ihere were, on an average, rifty
live received each year by probation, or a
total of 227 for the four years, and a total
of 241 admitted to membership by letter,
making a grand total of 408 to be added to
the 507 old members.
"The membership to-day," said Dr. Mc-
Clish, "excluding those who have died or
removed from the parish, is 685, comparing
favorably with all the other evangelical
entireties of the City."
Five years ago the church had a debt of
$20,000. That has been reduced to $13,000
and, in aadition, a parsonage has been
built, furnished and entirely paid for. In
all over $Cs,<>oo has been raised by the con
gregation during his terru. Last year
alone $1550 was asked for and over $IGOO
was paid in.
He quoted from I. J. Truman, the pres
ipent of the Columbia Bonding Company,
and also chairman of the church financial
committee, who said, "The church was
never in better financial condition than
that in which Dr. McClish leaves it at the
close of his successful pastorate."
A CATHOLIC REJOINDER
The Rev. Father Ferguson Re
plies to Certain A. P. A.
He Does Not Hold Protestantism
Responsible for the Present
In Rev. Father Ferguson's sermon at St.
Patrick's Church, yesterday morning, con
siderable attention was given to replying
to certain statements and sentiments
enunciated by some of the recent speakers
at Metropolitan Temple, lather Fergu
son indicated that he did not consider the
great body of Protestants responsible for
the utterances of those speakers, and there
fore devoted himself mainly to a discus
sion of their personal motives and incen
tives in the wide-spread discussion now
going on. The fact that this discussion is
in progress is a matter which he indicated
could not be ignored by those who are ac
quainted with current events. All per
sons, whether Catholic or Protestant, want
to know what is going on, and look to the
public journals for the news. Among
other things Father Ferguson said :
The crusade against Catholics inaugurated
some time ago by the A. P. A. still goes on.
New calumnies forged in the secret lodges of
this organization are formulated Sunday after
Sunday by preachers hired for the occasion. It
is oot often that we find it necessary to notice
or refute the assertions of these men. Contro
versy with such is out of the question. Their
force is in strong language rather than in
truth or Christianity. They are strangers to
the ethics ot religious discussion. They would
effectually kill every movement for reform to
which they would attach themselves. So
cieties for the promotion of good citizenship
offer them opportunities which they are not
slow to grasp. Their auditors in the Metro
politan Temple are told by the preachers that
Koine is: opposed to cremation and that is held
to be cogent proof that Catholics want the
While these lecturers denounced Eistere and
nuns, whose Belf-sacrificing lives are always
a standing reproach to such as they, we felt
that their abuse could only redound to the
honor of the sisters. But latterly they have
fallen into the trick of praising them, and
against that we protest. That is the uukindest
cut of all. It is altogether too much; it con
stitutes the last straw. These preachers pose
as the defenders of Protestantism and the
country in general. Protestantism would be
in bad straits if these were its recognized
champions. Protestantism has repudiated
them long Rgo, and the country will follow
suit. Neither they nor the sects to which they
belong have ever contributed anything of
value to the controversial literature on sub
jects which divide the Catholic and Protestant
We admire the learning and erudition of
those Protestants who have measured swords
with like men of the Catholic church. But on
the shelves of no Protestant library will be
found anything of worth as an argument com
ing from them to which a churchman could
point with pride. One of their latest importa
tions, hailing from Stockton, feels aggrieved
because some Protestant churches in the City
refuse to open tlu-ir doors to these speakers.
He knows well that the pulpits of all enlight
ened preachers, from the St. Lawrence to
the Oregon, are hermetically sealed against
lecturers of his ilk. Further, "the best men in
Protestantism to-day in this country— men of
eminent ability and unquestioned orthodoxy,
such as Professor Elliott of Harvard, Dr.
Lyman Abbott, Dr. Henry M. Field, Washing
ton Gladden, and a host of others— have borne
willing testimony, by voice and pen, to the
falsity of the charges brought against Catho
lics and to the immense influence for good of
their church in this country. They have re
peatedly denounced in unmeasured terms the
attempts of fanatics to stir up religious discord
and set citizen against citizen.
Thackeray says somewhere In his works:
"What publir, what statesman projecting a
coup, what King determined on an invasion of
his neighbor, what satirist, meditating an on
slaught on society or an individual, can't give
a pretest for his move?" These men arc not
wanting in pretexts for their moves. Catho
lics, they say, are disloyal. The presence of
many even now in this church who took part
in that great struggle thirty years ago, the
presence, too, of widows and orphans whose
loved ones lie down in "the black belt of the
South," gives the Me to those unworthy calum
niators who would impugn the Catholic sol
dier's loyalty and try to make him appear an
enemy of the institutions for which he bravely
fought and nobly died.
Catholics have a right, to be proud of their
church in this land of liberty. Its missionaries
were its first pioneers. They gave names to its
lakes and rivers, explored its trackless forests,
and prepared the way for succeeding progress
and civilization. And in the revolutionary
epoch the armies of liberty were filled with
Catholics. Commodore Barry, a Catholic, laid
the foundation of the American navy and won
its first victories.
Catholics were conservative and law-abiding,
but when civil war did come and the integrity
of the Union was threatened they were among
the first to respond to Lincoln's call for troops.
These facts arc so patent to every student of
American history that their very repetition
becomes a platitude, but no other course Is
John Melin Asked a Friend for a Drink
and Then Died.
John Melin, a special policeman engaged
as watchman or patrolman at the foot of
Broadway, died early yesterday afternoon
very suddenly at the house of M. Salmi, at
23 Chesley street, under circumstances in
dicating suicide by poison.
Mr. Salmi in telling of the occurrence
said: "I have known John Melin for seven
or eight years. He was 55 years old and
has a wife who is now in Finland. He
lived at Of) Steuart street. He came to my
house about i:3O o'clock to-day and asked
mo to take him in, as he was not feeling
"After he got into the house he asked
for a drink of water, which he seemed to
swallow with difficulty. He said, 'I am
poisoned.' Then he made an exclamation
in his native tongue. I spoke to him, but
could get no answer. I then went to the
corner of Chesley and Harrison streets and
called in an officer. When we returned he
was dead.' 1
He was a native of Finland. The body
was taken to the Morgue, where the au
topsy will be performed to-day.
Grass hats are common in China and the
South Sea Islands.
SOCIETY COMING TO TOWN
Tennis and Dancing at Hotel
Rafael This Afternoon
THE KNIGHT-BATES NUPTIALS.
Miss Jollffe's Luncheon to the
Misses Moffitt— Shakespearean
Tennis at San Rafael to-day. will be fol
lowed with a hop at the hotel in the even
ing. '-. /- -.
Last Thursday afternoon in Oakland
Miss Marguerite Joliffe gave a delightful
yellow luncheon in honor of the Misses
Lucy and Alice Moffitt, who, with their
mother, Mrs. James MoffiU, will leave for
Europe the latter part of this month.
The guests of the occasion were: The Misses
Alice and Lucy Moffitt.Miss Amy Re<jua. Miss
Myra Prather, Miss Mari EdnaSnell, Miss Eliza
beth Moflitt, Mi.ss Belle Mhoon, the Misses
Lohse, Miss Jessie Glasscock, Miss Louise Sim
mons, Miss Florence Dunham, Miss Josephine
Chabot and Miss Carmine Moore.
Arrangements have been made for a
series of Shakespearean recitals by Hanni
bal A Williams of New York, to taKe place
soon. Tickets may be purchased only upon
invitation. There are about 100 sub
scribers, among whom were:
Mr. and Mrs. William Alvord, Mr. and Mrs.
Fisher Ames, Mr. and Mrs. George F. Bowman,
Miss Edith Buckingham, General and Mrs. W.
11. L. Barnes, Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Bigelow, C. F.
Crocker, and Mrs. H. L. Dodge, Mr. and
Mrs. E. J. IJowen, Dr. and Mrs. Henry Gibbons,
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Goewey, Mr. and Mrs.
John A. Hooper, Mr. and Mrs. Greer Harrison,
Charles Webb Howard, Mr. and Mrs. H. K.
Huntington, Dr. and Mrs. W. E. Hopkins, Mr.
and Mrs". Charles Holbrook. Dr. and Mrs. W.T.
MeNutt, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Murdoch, Mr.
and Mrs. John Dempster McKee, Mrs. William
Xorris, James D. Phelan, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Svmmes, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Towne, Mr. and
Mrs. Sidney N. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Pierce,
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Pierson, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Sumner, General James W. Forsyth,
Mrs. Georee Law Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Irving M.
Scott and Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Whittell.
Dr. William P. Sprague, who is a line
dramatic reader, took part at the enter
tainment of the Portia Law Club last
Wednesday and read tne tent scene from
"Julius Ciesar." The doctor is a son of
Professor Homer B. Sprague, the eminent
The engagement has been announced of
Miss Maggie Doran and John F. Cronin,
both of Oakland. The wedding will take
place the latter part of this month.
The wedding of Miss Frances Merriman,
daughter of Dr. A. P. Merriman, and
Harry Thomas will take place in Oakland
There was a very pretty home wedding
over in Oakland last Monday at the resi
dence of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Bates on
Market street, when their daughter, Miss
Clara Maud Bates, became the wife of
Frederick William Knight. The house
was very beautifully decorated, the pre
vailing colors being pink and green. Rev.
Robert Coyle performed the ceremony,
after which cong ratulations and good
wishes were best owed upon the young
couple, and later the company enjoyed an
elaborate wedding breakfast served by
Miss Hallahan. Mr. and Mrs. Knight are
on an a weddine trip through Southern
California. On their return they will re
side at 1516 Franklin street, Oakland. Mr.
Knight is the son of Public Administrator
W. H. Knight. The bride is a charming
and accomplished young lady, well known
in social circles. Only relatives and most
intimate friends witnessed the ceremony.
Swedish Musical Society.
The Swedish Musical Society celebrated
its organization yesterday afternoon by a
reception and banquet tendered in its
honor by F. C. Beck at his residence, 110
The society's membership will be limited
to amateur talent only. The object is mu
tual entertainment and musical advance
ment. One must be an accomplished
master of some musical instrument in
order to be admitted. After a select pro
gramme had been rendered by eighteen
members of the society's orchestra the
company sat down to dinner at 4 o'clock.
John Martinson presided and acted as
The members are as follows:
Axel Newberg, director; F. C. Beck, John
Martinson, S. Newberg, A. A. Muller, Mrs. E.
Beck, Miss Lena Madel, O. A. Glassall, Fred
Wetche, G. F. Sandberg, N. Olson, Victor An
derson, Earnest Skarstadt, H. K. Tiemroth, ('.
Wassoerg, Robert Fraser, C. Murray and C.
After toasts and speeches and more
music an adjournment was had for a week.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Sharon left Satur
day night for Europe, where they intend to
place their children at school.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Cohen celebrated their
silver wedding anniversary with a party last
Wednesday evening at their home, I(i21 De
Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Sullivan, who have
been spending the summer at Phelan Park,
Santa Cruz, have returned to their home on
Van Ness avenue.
Dr. James F. Smith, M.S., and a graduate of
the Cooper Medical College, is in Europe,
where he intends to remain the greater part of
three years studying in London, Paris and
Colonel and Mrs. C. Mason Kinne have re
turned from Belvedere and are located at the
Occidental for the winter.
B. E. Carl and Miss F. Jacquay of San Fran
cisco were registered in London on the 23d ult.
Miss Clara Y. Archibald of Oakland, who has
been visiting in New York since last April, has
gone to Cleveland, Ohio, where she will re
main until after the holidays.
Mrs. Richard Snell and her daughter Mar
gery, of Oakland, have returned from a three
months' visit to l)r. Margaret Snell at Corval
Judge Garber and family have returned from
their irip to Lake Tahoe.
Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Livingston, who have been
passing the summer in San Francisco and
vicinity, will return to tneir home in New
York City on September 17.
Miss Nellie Mayers has returned to her home
in this City after having spent the summer at
Blue Lakes and Big Trees.
Miss Eva Counsell of Stockton is visiting the
Misses.Mayers of this City.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Arnhold are now occupy
ing their new house, 1410 Sutter street. Mrs.
Arnhold will be at home on tne first and sec
A very enjoyable party was tendered to
Master Jules Bondin last Thursday even
ing in honor of the eleventh anniversary
of his birth, at his residence, 815 Broad
way. The evening was passed with music
and games followed by a supper. Among
those present were:
J. Bondin, C. Bondin, A. Watson, G. Watson,
J. Jacnerri, E. Bayne, G. Delarnelle, P. Clasere,
A. Clasere, G. Clasere, H. Merfret, A. Merfret,
Rosalie Boyea, Blesie Gough, Emily Rodelle,
Julie Delarnelle, Gertie Merfret, Annie Cole,
Blanche Fay, Marie Luhlenberg, Tillie Jach
erri and many others.
The Golden Gate Entertaining Society
will give its third party on Friday evening
next at California Hall, 620 Bush street.
On Tuesday evening, September 24, the
Eschscholtzias will give their third party
at Union Square Hall.
Pacific Council No. 8, O. C. P., will give
its monthly social at 317 Mason street,
Friday evening, September 20.
Social Council No. 46, O. O. F., Red
Men's building, 320 Post street, will give
an entertainment and dance Thursday
next at 8 p. M. •
Died of Heart Disease.
John Dray, aged 41 years, a former con
ductor oq the Southern Pacific on the favorite
run between this City and Monterey, col
lapsed at Third and Folsom streets at 12:55
a. M. yesterday, and was taken by Officers
Chase and Merrick to the Receiving Hospital.
Before reaching the hospital he died. The
cause of the death is supposed to have been
heart disease. He leaves a widow and six
children. Deceased was a native of Ohio.
DEATH OP A PIONEEE.
William B. Dolan, an Argonaut, Was
Burled on Friday.
William B. Dolan, whose death occurred
at his home in this City September 3, was
one of the earliest to reach the new El Do
rado. He arrived here on September 3,
1849. Mr. Dolan was born in County
Caven, Ireland, March 1, 1828, emigrating
to America with his parents when still a
small boy. His success in San Francisco in
business circles is well known, the hand
some fortune he left attesting strongly to
his ability and sagacity.
The funeral services took place at 2 p. K.
Friday, Rev. Ed<?ar J. Lion of St. Stephens
Episcopal Church officiating. The Ma
sonic (juartet rendered several exquisite
selections. The pall-bearers were from the
Pioneer Association, of which he was a
DR. H. W. BOWMAN TALKS
What He Said to the American
Chairman Quitzow Asks for Funds
to Be Used In Procuring-
The attendance in Metropolitan Temple
3*esterday was not as large as it has been
on several Sundays previous.
The principal speaker at the meeting,
which was held under the auspices of the
Good Citizenship Committee, was Dr. H.
W. Bowman, formerly of Boston, but who
at present is in this State engaged in evan
Chairman Quitzow, in his introductory
remarks, thanked those present for the in
terest they manifested in the work of the
American Protective Association and for
their attendance Sunday after Sunday. He
said it was a matter of pleasure to him to
be able to announce that the membership
of the association wss increasing daily and
that he felt sure that in a short time nearly
everybody would be enrolled under its
The Rev. C. A. Rabin? of the Evangeli
cal church followed with a short prayer.
Ayton Armitage favored the audience
with a vocal solo, "The Minstrel Boy," and
for an encore gave "Love's Story."
As a prelude to his address Dr. Bowman
There are some people who object to preach
ers having so much to do with the A. P. A.
movement. The preachers are the cream in
the A. P. A. pan of milk. The cream always
ri.ses to the top, and that is why the preachers
are always on top. There is a crisis in Ameri
can affairs at this time. Some people do not
pay attention to it, thinking that it will right
itself, and there are some who rock themselves
to into the beliel that it is all r ght: but
Rome has given notice of its activity, and
something must be done to arouse the people
of America to action, so they may look after
that priceless boon, liberty, secured for them
by the patriotism of their forefathers.
Rome has issuer! a manifesto, which was
published in the pnpers a few days since. It is
a notice for all Irish societies to meet in Chi
cago on 'he 24th, 25th and 26th of next
month to suggest ideas and formulate plans to
liberate Ireland from the grasp of Kngland.
That is the announced purpose, but there are
those who read between the lines who see In
this convention a scheme by Rome lor the
subjugation of America. There has recently
been a meeting of bishops and a cardinal from
America. They were closeted with the Pope.
The meeting was for the purpose of taking
some action with regard to affairs in America.
Rome has discovered that since the formation
of the A. P. A. it is doomed to be swamped un
less something is done.
At Bridgeport there is to be a display of the
military strength 01 Rome by a review of the
military branch of the church. Why this
arming of the young people of the
church? Why the "drilling with arms? Do
people who serve God need military training?
No. The issues of 1896 are to be fought out at
the ballot-box. If Rome wants to meet the
issue it can do so. Rome at this time in Amer
ica has control of the army and navy and the
police, and by these seek to control the coun
Mrs. M. E. Gallahorn rendered a vocal
solo, after which Chairman Quitzow asked
for a liberal contribution by the audience
so that the committee can secure speakers
and endeavor to have Rev. J. Q. A. Henry
return and speak again to the A. P. A.
Dr. Bowman then gave his main address,
the deliver}- of which occupied over an
hour and a half; the subject was "Roman
izing: America," the discourse being
similar to the opening remarks. He said
that the Catholic church had declared
through the mouth of the Pope that it was
her purpose to Romanize America, and
that this assertion had been repeated
since by some of the archbishops of that
church. Monsignor Satolli, he said, hnd
declared that it was the purpose of Rome
to bring America to the Romish church.
He warned all persons against attacking
the Little Red^choolhouse.
It was announced that the American
Protective Association will hold a picnic
at Bryant's Grove, Contra Costa County,
Weak Kidneys, Lumbago,
Rheumatism and Sciatica
Are Cured by
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qiHE DULL. ACHING TIRED FEELING THAT
comes after standing long on the feet; the sharp
pains which shoot along the spine, and the weak-
ness in the loins are evidences of relaxed, weak
muscles, which can be consracted and vigorous
strength given them by
Dr. Sanden's Electric Belt
It conveys a steady, soothing current of elec-
tricity into the weakened muscles, giving them a
healthy nerve power, which revives them. I»
makes them strong. It is curing hundreds every
month. See what tins man says:
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that I could not stand up in the morning to dress
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Office hours. 8 to 6: evenlnga, 7 to 8:30.
Portland (Or.j Office, 255 Washington street.
NEW TO-DAY. ' ____
ill I I I'll
105 Kearny Street.
t TUESDAY and
Sept. 10 and 11.
I will make a Special
Exhibit of /
A_ Latest Novelties iif
t*"?^* ''<^?'?~si?m MILLINERY.
S^* P. F.BUTLER,
808 Market St.. Phelan Building, S. F.
Sold as White Extra C at price of regular
Extra C, although- perfectly white and
almost granulated. It's a j money saver to
i every consumer of sugar. Twenty-four
pounds, $1; 100-pound D bags, $4 .26.
SMITH'S CASH STOKE,
Retailing and Jobbing Shippers of Fam-
. 414 to 418 Front st., S. F.
Signature Is printed la *v)
BLUE diagonally £^7
across the f\ iS^lii
OUTSIDE, /] J^yJry v -
wrapper nOr yr
AJJ / or every
irj / , bottle of
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I jjJ / and Genuine)
'I r*4&S' (^Worcestershire
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'As a fttrtner protection against
f Agents for the United States.
JOHN DUNCAN'S SONS. N. Y,\
It is not my policy to palm off upon the pub-
lic an inferior stuff under the label of KU-
MYSS. The KUMYSS I manufacture is made
of the best Jersey Farm milk and cream, espe-
cially selected for the purpose, after the most
approved formula, and is the only Genuine
Kumyss on the San Francisco market. For
indigestion it is invaluable. Sold at
BROOKS' HOMEOPATHIC PHARMACY,
119 Powell St.,
By the glass, bottle or case.
WM. A. BROOKS, Proprietor.
WILL & FINGK CO.
Power Horse-Clipping Machines $37.50
Challenge Hand Clippers $1.50
Newmarket Hand Clippers $2.00
Brown & Sharpe Hand C1ipper5........... 53.00
Clark's Hand Clippers $3. 50
Grinding and Repairing of All Kinds.
818-820 Market St.,
■ Phelan Block.
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GARMENTS MADE TO ORDER
At Prices Never Before Offered on
the ' Pacific Coast.
Thin sale will continue for 30 days
only for cash. ■ ■
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724 and 1110 and 1113 Market Street.
GEORGE H. FULLER DESK CO.
JMfrgsirjTteEgg' Is the Place to Bay
jJSSSiI desks, chairs
g^^M OFFICE FURNITURE
P'iji^i ri^g 638-640 Mission St.
OPPRESSION, niinrn nu
SUFFOCATION, lEu BY
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