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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 1895
Baldwix Thkatkk.— "Dorcas."
ToirMßiA Theater-" Diplomacy."
Morohco'B OpKRA-HousK-"Love and Law.."
Tivoi.l Offha-hot-se— "Krnani."
< BFHKVM-High-nass Vaudeville.
Okovkk'B Alcazar.-" Chip of the Old Block,"
Bay District Track.— Races.
A ri'iTOßUM— Corner Scott and Geary streets.
Mr. George Riddle. Selected programme.
6tatk Board of Tkadk Kxhtbit.— s7s Market
meet, below Second. Open daily. Ad mission free.
By Frank W. BrTTKKFiKi.r*— Fnrnlture, at 303
tt street, at II o'clock,
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.
Mayor Sutro, it is stated, has decided to veto
the Sunnyside railway franchise.
The Civic Federation is preparing to take
the question of the Mayor's veto into court.
There was an enthusiastic rally at the
Howard-street Methodist Church last evening,
The weather forecast for to-day is '-fair, sta
tionary temperature and fresh to northerly
Mrs. Lizzie Johnston has been admitted to
the Ukiah Asylum by the Insanity Commis
Rev. Anna H. Shaw arrived yesterday morn
ing and will lecture at Golden Gate Hall to
Mrs. de Long, who died suddenly last Mon
day, was the widow of the late Charles E. de
Long, once Minister to Japan.
Chris Buckley's effort to call the general
committee of the Democratic party together
stirs up the Deuprey committee.
Mining Engineer George Berlines was fatally
scalded in a train wreck near Pueblo, Mexico,
and was buried in El Paso last Sunday.
John P. Irish and Thomas V. Cator will hold
the first joint debate of their tour on the silver
question at Metropolitan Temple to-night.
The friends of Mr. Coleburn, a candidate for
pastorate of Grace Church, ask that courtesy
be accorded them by the Tennessee Conference.
Mrs. Jane O'Keefe, who says she has two
grown sons, has applied for a permit to go to
the Almshouse, as she is now unable to make a
The new City Hall Commissioners have de
cided that the bronze statue for the new City
Hall dome shall be cast in forty instead of 250
George Barron was arrested yesterday on a
warrant issued in June last at the instance of
Rita Arguello charging him with felony embez
Otto Hans?, who resided at the corner of
Haight and Scott streets, left a $50,000 estate.
The property is bequeathed to his widow and
A sensational suit is to be brought this week
against the directors of the People's Bank on
behalf of the 11,000' depositors, representing
Tne fall session of the San Francisco Pres
bytery was held yesterday in Lebanon Church.
Rev. Kenneth J. Duncan's name was stricken
from the roll.
The first shovelful of sand in the work of ex
cavating for the foundation of The Call's new
building was turned by Andrew Hansen yes
The overland freight lines have received no
tice from the Western Truffle Association of a
prospective cut in rales from Middle States to
the Pacific Coast.
Walter Clifford Smith, war correspondent of
the Chronicle, delivered an Interesting lecture
at Golden Gate Hall lest night on "The War
Between Japan and China."
At a meeting of the Board of Harbor Com
mi.-sioners yesterday it was ordered that a
number of employes whose services could be
dispensed with be discharged.
Rev. P. O. Crowley was given a reception last
night by the Ancient Order of Hibernians in
Pioneer Hall, and presented with a glowing
testimonial on his return from Europe.
The Manufacturers' and Producers' Associ
ation lest evening met and prepared and signed
articles of incorporation, which will be for
warded at once to the Secretary of State.
Ah Chung, while stepping from a Pan Mateo
electric car at Fourteenth and Valencia streets
yesterday afternoon, fell and fractured his left
hip. He was taken 10 the Receiving Hospital.
Asaresnltof a tour of a dozen schools—pri
mary and grammar— yesterday, Health Officer
Lovelace will recommend the closing of Sutro
Primary School and require repairs upon many
The races were attended by a small crowd
yesterday. Four out of five favorites were suc
cessful in winiiingpurses. The fortunate horses
were : Red Will, Long Lady, Rosebud, Mainstay
Several minor witnesses for the people were
examined in the Durrant case yesterday and
then District Attorney Barnes announced that
the State's case was ended. To-day the defense
Judge Sanderson severely criticized, in an
opinion handed down yesterday', the fight of
the Preferred Mutual Accident Association
against the payment of $5000 on a policy held
by William Grennan.
The funeral of Professor James G. Kennedy
will be held at the First Unitarian Church at
1 p. M. to-morrow. An oration will be deliv
ered by Samuel M. Shortridge, whose relations
with Mr. Kennedy were very close.
James Keir Hardie, M. P. and socialist leader,
■aid yesterday that Great Britain is leaning
toward socialism, which has already made re
markable progress in that country, where there
are fully 300,000 organized socialists.
Edward Collins, 1719 Twenty-first street,
swore out a warrant in Judge Joachimsens
court yesterday for the arrest of Harry Brier
on thecharge of grand larceny in stealing his
gold watch in the Valencia Hotel on Monday.
The San Francisco Normal School has been
ordered closed by the Board of Education till
after the funeral of Principal James G. Ken
nedy. Speculation is rife in the School De
partment as to who will succeed him in the
Frank Rhoads, the well-known Sacramento
politician, has been sued by Dr. Clarke for^loo
due lor medical attendance on '"his wife."
Rhoads repudiates the bill, and a lively time of
it is expected in Justice of the Peace Cooks
The first details of the loss of the steamer
Belgic were received at Victoria yesterday by
the Empress of India. The wrecked vessel was
thrown on the rocks by a strong tide current,
and the second officer lost his life launching a
boat alongside of the steamer.
From an authentic source the information is
gathered that the surprise that has been ex
pected in the Durrani defense will be an effort
to cast suspicion upon Rev. J. George Gibson.
Other features of the defense will be an effort
to prove mistaken identity and perjury in the
cases of those who have testified to seeing Dur
rant with Blanche Lamont the day she was
JOINT DEBATE ON MONEY
Spirited Bout Between John P.
Irish and T. V. Cator for
Much Interest Is Being: Manifested
In Their First Free-Coinage
The joint debate tour between the silver
and gold champions, Thomas V. Cator and
John P. Irish, respectively, will be started
to-nifc.it with the Metropolitan Temple
meeting. After to-night the itinerary ar
ranged for is as follows:
Oakland Tabernacle, Thursday, September
20; Santa Bom, Friday, September 27; Los An
geles, Wednesday. October 2; San Diego, Fri
day, October 4 ; Fresno. Monday, October 7 ;
Sacramento, Tuesday, October 8; Marysville,
Wednesday, October 9, and San Jose, Wednes
day, October 10.
Visalia, Redding, Bakersfield and Stock
ton have sent requests to the two speakers
to hold joint debates on the money ques
tion in those cities.
The speakers have agreed to op«:n and
close alternately, Mr. Cator openn:_| and
closing to-night, and Mr. Irish opening
and closing at Oakland to-morrow jiight,
and so on. I
Just who is to preside at the Metropoli
tan Temple gathering to-night has ijot yet
been decided upon. Secretary Geofge P.
Keeney of the Bimetallic League w'll call
it to order, probably. George W. Baker,
chairman of the league, will support Mr.
Cator, and Max Popper is to act us Mr.
ALONG THE WATER FRONT.
A Wave of Economy Sweeps
Over the State Harbor
SOUTHERN PACIFIC METHODS.
More Haste and More Speed— The
Fireman Went— Seeing the
A wave of economy rolled over the Board
of Harbor Commissioners yesterday. The
gleaming ax hung in the air, and much
time was taken up in discussing where to
chop. The heads of departments were
cited to appear and point out victims.
The painter man had four men whom he
needed to get roofs and buildings coated
before winter's threatening storms com
mence, after which the services of two may
be dispensed with.
Old Mr. Patterson of the repairer's de
partment will let out one man.
In the engineers' force one night watch
man will be put on the locomotive of the
belt railroad. The other watchmen will
employ themselves watching out for an
In the street-cleaning bureau after No
vember 1 many knights of the broom will
be swept away. '1 wo carters had been
employed at $100 a month, they providing
their horses and carts and they fared badly
before the board.
Max Popper was quoted as authority on
The jobs were cut down to $75 a month.
President Colnon stated that every man
that can be dispensed with will be dis
charged and no one will be put in his place.
The Pacific Bridge Company wanted to
pave the new Pacific-street wharf with as
phaltum, and J. S. Kimball was anxious to
cover that structure with blocks boiled in
asphaltum at 133 2 cents a square foot.
Superintendent Haste of the tugs and
dredgers has stirred up watchmen and
firemen on the fireboat until the very
name of ''Haste" lias become distasteful
to them. Yesterday morning there was
an alarm and Captain Biethen of the tug
left his boat and went out to hunt the fire.
The rireman went out to hunt the skipper
and the deckhand was going out to hunt
them when the lire went out. Haste was
before the board and stated that untokl
good would happen to the service if
Biethen went out totally, but no action
Chief Sullivan asked for the use of the
tug Markham next Thursday between the
hours of 9 and 11 a. m. to pump water into
tiie water tower and show some fire insur
ance agents from London, New York and
other foreign places how the machine can
squirt. His request was granted.
On tne suggestion of Commissioner Cole
the use of a State tug was tendered the
Congressional party on its trip around the
bay next Thar! day.
It was decided to cut a passage through
the old depot to give the narrow-gauge
passengers &n exit in the southern part of
the building. This will take up the space
occupied by \Villiam Martin as a restau
rant, and his lease was declared expired.
While this change was being debated Mr.
Colnon driftea off from the main question.
"Look here," said he, "I want a little in
formation. Who asked for this change?"
"The Southern Pacific. "
•"When and where and how?" persisted
'That company, as tenant of the ferry
building, is making its wishes known in
J strange ways. I have never seen a rail
road official yet. How do they do business
with the board? By messenger boy or
telephone? I believe the Southern Pacific
should come here the same as other ten
ants of the State when it wants anything."
Collector Isaacs of Main-street wharf was
superseded by C. C. Pratt.
MISS SHAW HAS ARRIVED.
Will Speak at Golden Gate
Hall To-Morrow, in Oak-
Miss Anthony Does Not Expect to
Resign the Leadership of
Rev. Anna H. Shaw, looking paler and
thinner than on her last visit to the coast,
but with her vivacity undiminished and
her zeal no less, arrived in this City yes
She was met at the Sixteenth-street sta
tion, Oakland, by Mrs. Sarah B. Cooper,
Miss Hattie Cooper and Miss Sargent,
who accompanied her to the home of Mr?.
A. A. Sargent, whose guest she will be
during her stay in San Francisco. Owing
to the recent illness and to anxiety about
her father's serious illness she will make
no social engagements.
Miss Shaw will deliver a lecture
at Golden Gate Hall to-morrow even
ing on "The Injustice of Chivalry." On
Friday evening she will speak at the First
Presbyterian Church, Oakland. The time
for her departure to fill her engagements
for addresses in the northern part of the
State has not yet been fixed, but she will
probably leave* the City on Monday. She
will spend six weeks^n the State, lectur
ing in various towns of the north and
south. She will leave in time to address
the suffrage convention in New York and
assist in the celebration of Mrs. Elizabeth
Cody Stanton's eightieth birthday anni
versary in Gotham.
During the interim between that time
and the meeting of the National Suffrage
Association at Washington, D. C, she will
be engaged in a lecturing tour of New
York and Pennsylvania. She has no in
tention of returning to the ministry till
she has seen the work of securing enfran
chisement for women crowned with suc
"Aunt Su?an shows the effect of her ill
ness," said Miss Shaw, "but her interest
in the cause she has made her own is as
keen as ever and her mental vigor is unim
paired. I believe she will work for the
cause of suffrage till the day of her death.
When I read the report that she
had died after making a speech for
suffrage at Lakeside, Ohio, I said: 'That is
the way we want her to die — as she lived,
at her post. 1 We do not expect her to give
up the leadership of the suffrage move
ment. Indeed none of the younger women
would take it while she lives."
She spoke hopefully of the success of the
suffrage campaign in this State, especially
if the political parties would incorporate
such a plank in their platforms.
OCEAN LINERS SAIL.
List of Passengers Who Are Bound
Away to .Foreign Sea-
The Oceanic steamship Australia sailed
yesterday morning for Honolulu with full
freight, and the following passengers:
A. T. Atkinson, C. H. Bishop, W;W. Hall,
Mrs. H. It. Hatfieid, Mrs. T. W. Hobron, & N.
Hundley, Mr. Hollander, George Koch, F. H.
Menden'hal), Mrs. J". M. Nicoll and child, P.
Peck, Mrs. X »'. Rowe, Mrs. J.M.Sims, I). B.
Smith, Consi'l C. yon Dockman and Miss A. M.
Miss Zoff &ian is a trained nurse gradu
ate of the (California Hospital, en route to
the islands.; for work among the cholera
The Pacific Mail steamship Rio Janeiro
sailed yesterday for China and Japan.
Commanded Stockton, U. 8. N., sailed to
tajce command of the Yorktown, now at
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1895.
Cheefoo, relieving Commander Folger.
Henry L. Carnegie of the Carnegie Steel
Works left for Hongkong after warship
contracts from the Chinese Government.
THE BOARD OF REGENTS.
Not Yet Keady to Receive Sutro's Gift
to the Affiliated Col
At the meeting of the Board of Regents
of the University held yesterday in the
Hopkins Institute of Art there were pres
ent: Regents Phelps, Wallace, Marye,
Chase, Miller, Bartleit, Martin and Hough
ton and President Kellogg.
Arthur Rodgers, who could not remain
on account of other business appointments,
stated that everything was being prepared
for the transfer of the Sutro property for
the Affiliated Colleges; that Mr. Sutro is
anxious for the transfer, that there is no
hitch, but that at the several meetings of
the committee having the matter in charge
some one had been absent. The commit
tee was granted two weeks' further time.
A communication from Willis Polk in
reference to the selection of an architect
for the Affiliated Colleges was referred to
the committee on grounds and buildings.
The regents will request the State Printer
to print and bind 1200 copies of astronomi
cal researches and photographs taken at
the Lick Observatory. Professor Barnrad,
through Chairman Phelps, announces that
the illustration of this work would be
without cost to the regents, as $2050 re
quired for that purpose had been obtained
through subscriptions solicited by the pro
Recent Martin, chairman of the commit
tee on grounds and buildings, reported
that the committee is opposed to the dis
memberment of anj r part of the university
grounds, and, for that reason, declined to
entertain a proposition from the Berkeley
Board of Education to either sell or rent a
part of the property for the purpose of a
site for a high school.
WITH WORDS OF PRAISE.
The Funeral of Mr. Kennedy
to Take Place To -Morrow
Rev. Dr. Stebbins to Conduct the
Services— Eulogy by Samuel
The funeral of Professor James G. Ken
nedy will take place to-morrow from the
First Unitarian Church, corner of Geary
and Franklin streets, at 1 p. m., the ser
vices to be conducted by the Rev. Horatio
Stebbins. The interment will be in Cypress
At the services Samuel M. Shortridge
will deliver an eulogy on the life and work
of the man who had been both teacher and
friend to him.
Mr. Shortridge graduated from the High
School of San Jose during Mr. Kennedy's
principalship of that institution. Before
that he had been a pupil in other schools
of which Mr. Kennedy was the head. But
the relations between Mr. Kennedy and
Mr. Shortridge became closer than those
of mere tutor and pupil, for they found
their minds of much the same bent and
were warm friends in consequence.
It is in compliance with a wish of Mr.
Kennedy's frequently expressed to his
wife tnat Mr. Shortridge has been asked to
perform the delicate part thus assigned to
him. Mr. Kennedy secretly anticipated,
perhaps, that death might come at any
time, and on several occasions half ser
iously said that he wanted "a man of
broad mind like Sam Snortridse" to say a
few words over his remains when he did
The selection of the First Unitarian
Church is also in compliance with Mr.
Kennedy's preference. He was by no
means creed-bound. Dr. Stebbins at
tracted him by the fervor and eloquence of
his prayers at times when Mr. Kennedy
chanced to visit his churcn.
Mr. Kennedy was a believerin cremation,
but whether ultimately his remains will
be submitted to the process of incineration
has not yet been determined.
Deceased was a member of the orders of
the Foresters and the Knights of Honor.
GREAT NEED OF WATER.
South San Francisco and Southern
Heights After the Spring Valley
The lack of water is still the complaint
of the property-owners of Southern
Heights and South San Francisco. Messrs.
Pengelly, Glackin, Hamilton, Raymond
and others, of the Southern Heights Im
provement Club, have been energetically
working up a petition, with several hun
dred signatures, to the Spring Valley
Water Company asking for a reservoir on
the highest point there, viz. : Connecticut
and Twenty-second streets.
In South San Francisco there is a de
mand for more hydrants. There are only
a few hydrants — three, it is said — in the
entire district bounded by Railroad, Tenth
and Fifteenth avenues and R street. At
Twelfth avenue and P street a hydrant the
property-owners think should be located.
When Seventh avenue, between M and
N streets, was graded the water-main was
taken up. Residents there are now
anxious to know when the Spring Valley
Water Company will put the water-main
The South San Francisco people are
very much interested, too, in what pros
pects the Board of Supervisors may hold
out to them for some improvement to
their school. Tne building* and yard are
very much in need of repair and it is hoped
that a little money can be spent in that
direction before tne rainy season sets in.
All Hallows Church is being renovated
generally — some painters being now en
faged on the roof. A ladies' fair will be
eld in the opera-house, in the Masonic
Association's building, from October 3 to 8,
the proceeds of which are to go toward
wiping out the expenses of the church
The Memorial Presbyterian Church has
received an overhauling and a new coat of
Among the street improvements asked
for are changes of grade at Fourteenth
avenue and L street, Ninth avenue and M
street, and Thirteenth avenue, between L
and M streets.
For the purpose of facilitating the aur
veying of streets and property~the Bay
View Land Company has asked the Board
ol Supervisors to have monuments set in
the section lying south of Fifteenth avenue.
At the Potrero, John Eva has petitioned
for changes of grade on Twentieth street at
the Tennessee, Indiana and lowa streets
crossings. A. McElroy has the contract
for $1809 worth of repairs to the tire-engine
house. William Beckman is putting up a
$2628 two-story frame building on Sierra
street, just west of Tennessee. It is hoped
the Solano-street line may be running next
The new make-up of the South San Fran
cisco, Potrero and Mission Mail is very
convenient and attractive, and gives each
of these sections a good showing. As usual
the paper is full of meaty gossip, and advo
cates several things of great public need,
such as a better water supply and im
Philbrook Is Persistent.
Horace W. Philbrook, the disbarred attorney,
filed notice yesterday that on Monday he would
ask the Supreme Court for a writ of mandate to
compel Judge Sanderson to hear him.
Dr. Macbeth Acquitted.
Dr. Robert Macbeth, charged with killing
Mrs. Catherine Quinn last March, by illegal
medical practice, was acquitted in judge
Bahr's court yesterday.
Franklin read ail he could find about
BEFORE THE SUPERVISORS
Municipal Ownership of Water
Works Will Be Dis
FIGURES BEING PREPARED.
The Union for Practical Progress
Commends the "Call" In
On Friday, October 4, the Finance Com
mittee of the Board of Supervisors, which
consists of Messrs. Taylor, Hobbsand Ben
jamin, will bold its regular meeting at which
representatives of the Union for Practical
Progress will be present to urge the claims
of a special election to give the people a
chance to vote on the question of munici
pal ownership of water, gas and electric
It has not been decided who will appear
in the interests of the union, but the rep
resentatives will be primed with facts and
figures to meet all objections or questions
that may be asked, and a determined effort
will be made to have the matter given a
Masses of statistics tending to show that
in Eastern cities, where municipal author
ities have control of the plants, the rates
to consumers have been reduced from 50
to 300 per cent have been compiled from
information received from many different
points. The delegation from the union
will also endeavor to show that no reason,
either financial or otherwise, exists why
San Francisco should not be equally fa
vored in the matter.
It will be argued from the figures of en
gineers and experts that in case present
existing plants cannot be bought they can
be duplicated for a comparatively moder
ate sum, and that once in the possession
of the local government they would not
only be a source of revenue to the City and
thus reduce the rates of taxation, but will
lighten the burdens of rate-payers to an
extent not realized by those most inter
The case of Sacramento, which operates
its plant at a profit of over 200 per cent on
the running expenses, after reducing the
rates from 35 to 50 per cent, willjbe cited,
and a comparison drawn with Stockton,
which buys its water and lights from pri
vate corporations at rates far above those
of the Capital City.
A meeting of the union will be held at
the Builders' Exchange, 16 Post street, this
evening, at which matters of importance
in relation to the proposed election will be
di-cussed, and it is probable that those
who are to represent the union before the
Board of Supervisors will be chosen.
In its search for evidence that plenty of
water to supply the City can be found
within the corporate limits, the union has
found many encouraging indications that
its theory is correct, but none so conclu
sive as one discovered yesterday by John
"In "his hunt he ran across J. P. Lysett,
a capitalist, residing at 641 Valencia street,
and struck a mine of information.
"We thought the Fourteenth-street well
that was described in The Call was a big
thing," said Mr. Reynolds, "but we have
found something bigger, and we think it
bears out our contention that all than San
Francisco will have to do when the propo
sition of municipal ownership of water
works is carried will be to sink the re
quired number of wells and get all the
water that could possibly be used.
"I should not be surprised if we found
before very long that there are already
enough wells sunk in the Mission to sup
ply that whole district without going any
"In 1832 Mr. Lysett sank a well at Eigh
teenth and Valencia streets, and at a com
paratively short distance down struck
good, pure water that came up to within a
few feet of the surface. After testing it
and being convinced that it was good, Mr.
Lysett had a huge pump of a capacity of
750,000 gallons in twenty-four hours con
structed by the Garrett Iron Works and
put it in place.
"The well goon showed that it was
capable of keeping the pump going at all
times, and Mr. Lysett assures me that he
pumped 30,000 gallons per hour, or 720,000
gallons in twenty-four hours, out of it for
a long time.
"Seeing that the plant would prove
profitable if suliiciert customers could be
obtained, mains were put in on Mission
and Valencia streets and preparations
made to supply a large amount of water.
"The water company was too strong for
him, however, and he was compelled to
stop pumping and seal up his well. The
well was only five inches in diameter, but
it never showed signs of exhaustion, and
Mr. Lysett says that to-day he could put
out three-quarters a -million gallons per
day at a rate that would defy competition
from the water company if the contracts
could first be obtained.
"His tanks have been taken down since
1884, and it would cost considerable to re
place them, but if the City was to take hold
of the water system this well would prove
a powerful auxiliary. A number of other
fine wells now exist in the same locality,
and could be placed in commission at" a
comparatively small expense.
"I have here a copy of the analysis of
Mr. Lysett's water made by a well-known
chemist, \V. T. Wenzell. it was made in
1882, soon after the well w;» opened."
The analysis was as follows:
Report of analysis of the water of the artesian
well situated near the corner of Eighteenth
and Valencia streets:
Contents tn one gallon In grains.
Total amount of solid 48.650
Free and I.' real ammonia 0.0021
Albuminoid ammonia 0.014
The above analysis shows the water healthy
and n't for drinking and family uses.
Vv. T. Wenzell.
"If this water is as good as Mr. Wenzell
reports there can be no reason why plenty
more of the same kind of water "does not
exist in the same locality.
"We have just received word from Den
ver's Mayor that that live city is fighting
for better rates than the private corpora
tion which supplies its water is now giv
ing, and we may yet get some good points
"Two engineers of high standing are
now working on a plan for municipal
water works and from information already
given us we think that it can own its own
works at even less cost than we had figured.
Certainly at vastly less expense than the
present company claims its plant is worth.
"Their plan is very comprehensive and
will be made public at the proper time.
"Signatures to the petition are coming
in even better than we dared to hope ana
several thousand are now attached to the
blanks that are in my possession. It
would astonish you to see some of those
"A man who owns stock in both the
water and gas companies told me yester
day that municipal ownership was the
proper thing and that he would sign the
COMMENDS "THE CALL."
The Union for Practical Progress
Passes Resolutions at a
Meeting Last Evening.
The following resolutions were passed at
a meeting of the Union for Practical
Progress, which met to listen to J. Keir
Hardie and Frank Smith on the subject of
municipal ownership and socialism. The
room was crowde d to overflowing and the
audience was very enthusiastic over the
proposition of City control and ownership
of the water and light plants.
A grent many took away blank petitions
to get signatures. One petition came in
with fifty-one names, and more than
twenty with from ten to twenty names
signed were handed in. The committee
that has the matter in charge reported
Whereas, During the past fifteen or twenty
years the press of the United States, as repre
sented by the ereat dailies of our large cities,
has developed a tendency to ignore or misrep
resent the movements which have been in
augurated for the welfareof the common people,
and whereas, instead of presenting to their read
ers the propositions, facts and arguments of
persons who claim to have the public welfare
at heart the press has frequently misrepre
sented their speeches and acts. The news
papers owned by wealthy men and corpora
tions allied together in a powerful association
have demonstrated that they are no longer
conducted dv men who are true to the funda
mental principles of our Government. We no
tice the absence of the advocacy of
principles of equality, justice, liberty
and freedom for the masses. Instead
of comment and publication of proceed
ings involving the srrand principles to which
we owe our National life we notice that the
daily press of our large cities are disposed to
publish the horrible details of murder trials,
the indecent scandals of divorce proceedings
and the insipid accounts of the doings of the
aristocracy. And whereas, while deprecating
the degeneracy of the capitalistic press as a
rule we are grateful whenever any of their
number show a disposition to correctly pub
lish the local news and information regarding
matters of vital importance, and since the ban
Francisco Call has manifested a disposition to
give to its readers valuable information re
garding the public ownership of land and wa
ter ana electric-light works, while all the other
papers have remained silent on these vital
lietolvcd, That we extend our thanks to The
Call for its unbiased publication of such in
formation and news, and commend it for the
course it has taken regarding the Liurrant trial
and the lotteries.
PIONEER OF TWO STATES
Death of the Widow of the Late
United States Minister
C. E. de Long.
The Deceased Was One of the First
Women Received by the
Mrs. de Long, whose sudden death on
Monday evening was briefly announced
yesterday, was one of the pioneers of thia
State and of Nevada. She was the widow
of the late Charles E. de Long, who during
Grant's term was appointed United States
Minister to Japan and held that office
from 1869 to 1873.
Mrs. ae Long, who was born in Madison,
Wis., in 1844, was the daughter of Colonel
Vineyard .in his time one of the mo3t dis
tinguished men in Wisconsin. In the early
days he came to California across the
plains and jocated in the southern part of
the State. For a time he was Superintend
ent of Indian affairs at Fort Tejon. His
daughter, a bright young girl, became one
of the best informed on Indian and Mexi
can affairs. In 1862 she met Mr. de Long,
then a prominent attorney and politician,
became nislwife and took up her residence
in Marysville, his home.
During the great mining excitement in
the State of Nevada she accompanied her
husband to the land of silver and in a
short time became, with her husband, most
popular. When her husband was ap
pointed Minister to Japan 3he went with
him to the Orient and was one of the first
white women who, as a Minister's wife,
was received at the Mikado's court. With
her husband she accompanied the Jap
anese Embassy to the United States on its
grand tour and was extremely attentive in
securing recognition for the members in
She was a sister-in-law of the unfortunate
Lieutenant G. W. de Long who had com
mand of the New York Herald Polar ex
pedition that sailed from this port on the
Jeannette in July, 1879. His vessel was
crushed in an ice pack and he, with Sur
geon Ambler and thirteen of his crew,
perished in the Arctic.
At the time her husband died, in 1876,
she was possessed of a great deal of money
and property, but she became the victim
of a number of individuals who presented
claim after claim against her husband's
estate, and being a woman of the highest
integrity she paid them all. In doing this
she almost beggared herself and her chil
On Monday afternoon she left her home
on Frederick street, corner of De Long
avenue— this avenue being named for her
— for the purpose of consulting with her
attorneys about litigation affecting her
home. While at Market and Eighth
streets she was stricken with apoplexy and
expired in a few moments.
She leaves five children — two sons and
three daughters— one the wife of John E.
Savage and another the wife of Harry Wil
ber, both of this City. She was good,
kind-hearted, generous to a fault, and took
a pleasure in relieving the wants of deserv
ing people, who will miss her and sin
cerely mourn her sudden taking off.
Among her many friends of the palmy
days of Nevada was the late Senator Fair,
who, when in this City, was a weekly vis
itor to her home.
Her funeral will be held from her late
residence at 11 o'clock this morning.
WRECK OF THE BELGIC
A Strong Current Swept the
Steamer on the Sandy
The Second Officer Was Dashed
Against the Vessel by Big
Seas and Lost.
An extract from a letter ■written from
Yokohama which came on the steamer
Empress of India gives the first details of
the grounding of the Belgic at the entrance
of the Bay of Yeddo. The portion relating
to the disaster, as telegraphed to The
Cam, last night from Victoria, is as follows:
The Occidental and Oriental Mail steamer
Belgic, which left San Francisco August 24
for Japan, ran ashore September 8 at 8:30
p. m. The place of disaster was Sunosaki,
which lies at the east point of the entrance
to the Bay of Tokio. There is often a
heavy tide "rip off this point, but the opera
tion of rounding it at some miles out has
never been counted dangerous.
There was a heavy sea at the time and a
strong current running as the vessel struck,
so she went well up on the sand.
So slight was the first contact that some
of the passengers did not feel it, and only
when the engines were stopped and she
betran to bump through heavy rollers
striking her were they aware of what had
happened. The lifeboats were got Teady,
and in doing this the second officer, Mr.
Bickman, was lo3t.
It appears that the vessel had a consid
erable list, and while the second officer
was getting out a lifeboat on the weather
side a big sea swept over the vessel and
carried Bickman off his feet, dashing him
against the ship's side. He was apparent
ly rendered helpless by the blow, for when
lifebuoys were thrown to him he failed to
hold fast to one that he had caught, and,
sinking, was swept away and seen no
The purser, accompanied by two foreign
and one Japanese passengers, shortly after
got ashore in one of the boats, and pro
ceeding to the telegraph office at Tateyama,
telegraphed to the office in Yokohama,
whence assistance was sent as soon as pos
A steamer was quickly dispatched, with
anchors, hawsers and other necessary ap
pliances, taking in tow several lighters ana
a Jarge number of coolies, to lighten the
vessel. The passengers, mails and treas
ure were brought up to Yokohama next
day, without accident or loss, and as the
wind then chopped round to the north
the sea japidly went down and the Beleic
now lies quietly on the sand. It has been
ascertained that her bottom is uninjured,
and if the weather continues fine there is
now doiVbt she will be speedily removed
from her present perilous position.
FROSTY AIR FOR JULIUS
No Hat Throwing Greets the
Appointment of Mr.
AGENT CAPELIE FINED $30.
A Wicked Spotter Caught a Ticket
Agent at Rate Cutting and
The talk at idle moments at Southern
Pacific headquarters yesterday all centered
about the news, announced in the uis
patches, that Julius Kruttschnitt of New
Orleans had been appointed to sncceed the
late General Manager A. N. Towne. The
news was confirmed during the day by H.
E. Huntington, who said that he expected
Mr. Kruttschnitt would arrive here Octo
ber 1. He will assume not only Mr.
Towne's duties, but will still retain his
former jurisdiction over the Atlantic divi
sion of the company.
He becomes general manager of both Pa
cific and Atlantic systems. He is compar
atively a young man. having been born in
New Orleans in 1854. He attended old
Washington and Lee University at Lexing
ton, Va., and graduated in 1873, taking his
degree in civil engineering. He entered
railway service in 1878 as an engineer of
Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad.
In five years he was chief engineer. Six
years later — in 1889 — he became vice-presi
dent and general manager of the Southern
Pacific's Atlantic system. He is well liked
in New Orleans.
The news of his coining to fill Mr.
Towne's place caused no enthusiasm in the
big building. It was received with a de
cided chill. Everybody had hoped, ap
parently, that Mr. Fillmore ("Fill," as
everybody knows him) would be appointed
to the place, and disappointment was in
Agent Capelle of the North German
Lloyd Steamship Company was fined $30
by the local Ticket Agents' Association at
its special meeting yesterday afternoon.
The fine was because he had the temerity
to slice overland rates to New York.
A well-known business man acted as
apotter and secured the tickets at $4 off
without much difficulty. But he was com
pelled to pay the full amount, the agent
agreeing to pay him back $3 on his arrival
in New York. As this seemed rather a
dubious proposition, the agent, to satisfy
the spotter in disguise took $8 in green
backs, put it in an envelope, sealed it, ad
dressed it to a certain hotel in New York
and mailed it. After seeing this done and
getting his tickets, the spotter hied him
self to the telegraph office and wired the
New York hotel to return here any mail
that might come for him. This was done
promptly. The letter came in yesterday
with the greenbacks still intact. It was
opened in the presence of several ticket
agents. The spotter made $23 by the trans
action — $15, or half the fine, and the $8
HONORED BY HIBERNIANS.
Rev. D. O. Crowley Is Given a
Glowing Testimonial by
Pioneer Hall Thronged With Friends
of the Popular Priest Last
A reception was tendered flast evening
by the Ancient Order of Hibernians to
Rev. D. 0. Crowley, chaplain of the order,
in Pioneer Hall. It was intended as a
welcome to the popular priest on his re
turn from Europe.
The assemblage included the member
ship of the various divisions of the order
in this City, and among the invited guests
were State President Higgins of San Jose,
State Secretary McCarthy of Oakland and
State Treasurer Mathew Crow of Menlo,
Colonel John o' Byrne, Dr. Connolly and
many other prominent Irishmen.
The details of the undertaking had been
arranged by a committee comprising repre
sentatives of the various local divisions of
the order, officered by Captain Jerome
Deasy, chairman; J. J. Moran, secretary,
and Mr. Coughlan, treasurer. Father
Crowley, as the guest of the evening, was
introduced by Chairman Deasy, who spoke
earnestly of his labors for the welfare of
the members, to whom he had long en
deared himself. At the conclusion of the
chairman's remarks, the secretary, J. J.
Moran, read the following address, which
was in a four-page album, richly bound in
morocco and embellished with a gold
Dear Father Crowley : The Ancient Order of
Hibernians of San Francisco greet you upon
your return from the Old World, with a wel
come alike profound and fervid. To give you
this greeting the officers and members of our
order have come together in this general as
semblage. We greet you as our reverend chap
lain, who has labored so zealously and effect
ively in the past, and to whose counsel and
example we are chiefly indebted for the new
life and energy that have been infused into our
order. We embrace this opportunity to tender
to you a formal expression of our love for you
as a man and our reverence for you as our
Your mission as our chaplain has been fruit-,
ful of great results, not only in enlarging the
original membership of our order, but in giv
ing it the impress of your own character by
inculcating the need of elevating each other
by living up to the motto: "Friendship, Unity
and True Christian Charity."
To link the philosophy of this motto to our
everyday duties of life has been to you a labor
of love, thus deepening our veneration for
holy church and broadening our affections for
this great Republic, whose exaltation and pros
perity is second only to our love of God.
We are aware that during your trip abroad
you traveled extensively in the dear old land
where the cowslip and hawthorn send up
their perfume to high heaven ; where the
music of the mountain rill murmurs in unison
with the vesper song of her cnildren. And it
is onr heartfelt desire that in the tidings which
you bring from her — our motherland, "Green
Erin"— we may find renewed warrant for the
hope that the day of her deliverance is not far
distant, and that, in unswerving loyalty to the
principles for which during centuries she has
so heroically suffered, she may assume once
again her rightful place among the nations.
Trusting, Dear Father Crowley, that U will
give you pleasure to receive the mute but liv
ing souvenir in which these utterances of ours
are inscribed, we are faithfully and respect
fully yours, the Officers and Members of the
Aucient Order of Hibernians.
Father Crowley responded, and in the
course of his remarks said: "I like the
name Hibernian because it has been al
ways associated with noble deeds and
generous actions. The name is associated
with the infancy of this Republic.
"The Hibernian Society of Philadelphia
was organized by Matthew Carey, the
friend of Washington, when the country
needed loyal support. The history of the
order is one of loyalty and devotion to the
"Nor were its members found wanting
in more recent days when the integrity of
the Union was imperiled. At Hibernia
Hall, New York, it was that many of the
chief officers and hundreds of the rank
aud tile of the Hibernians responded to
the call of President Lincoln.
"The brave Colonel Michael Corcoran,
then under arrest and awaiting court
martial for refusing to parade his regi
ment in honor of the Prince of Wales, was
a prominent Hibernian.
"The militia of the Empire State was
called out and Corcoran marched from.
New York at the head of the gallant Sixty
ninth Regiment for the borderland of Vir
ginia. How nobly he bore himself at Bull
Run every schoolboy knows.
"His intrepid soldiers were first in the
fight and last in retreat. It was while cov
ering the retreat of the Federal army on
the ill-fated field that he fell into the
hands of the enemy, enduring for a whole
year the unspeakable horrors of Libby
prison. But Corcoran was only the type of
many thousands of Hibernians who met
and checkmated the Confederates on the
battlefields of the South.
"At no time in the history of this glorious
land have the people of our race thrown
up their hats and rejoiced over the tri
umphs of monarchy or the glories of im
perialism in other countries. No, our
anniversaries all point either to the blood
less conquests of Christian heroes or the
victories of a Government that is of, for
and by the people, or else the commemo
ration of the patriots of the old mother
land who sacrificed their lives in attempt
ing to establish such a Government. To
worship God according to the dictates of
our own conscience we claim as a right
and cheerfully accord to others all that we
claim for ourselves in this regard. Next
to God comes our country. The assertion
of her rights and the preservation of her
liberty we regard as our sacred duty. Pa
triotism has always been considered* by the
Celt as a most ennobling virtue.
"Friendship is the virtue that prompts
us to aid and assist a brother in need,
minister to his wants. It is, indeed, a
laudable and meritorious work to relieve
the necessities of a suffering fellow-being
and to extend to him a helping hand. This
is what you are doing, members of the
Ancient Order of Hibernians. This is what
you propose to do in the future. These
are the links which bind you so firmly to
A Church Reception.
There will be a reception at the California
street Methodist Church on Tuesday evening —
another of the pleasant post-conference rallies.
A social will be given at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Weister on Friday evening for the benefit
of Grace Methodist Episcopal Church.
I. AST WEEK ! -LAST NIGHTS t
J-iist Souvenir Matinee Saturday (
And Her Incomparable Company in
JS» 'Last Performance Sunday, Sept. 29*
EXTRA— EXT WEEK-EXTRA
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30,
First Time Here!
B i " ft-^E "FT HT^^g^ J
Dramatized by Paul Potter from Da
Interpreted by A. M. PALMER'S COMPANY.
The One Great Dramatic Triumph of
the Decade !
SEATS READY TO-MORROW (Thurs-
day) at 9 A.M.— Regular Prices.
rniCOLAnOtR.GOniOD« a- itJitaAJiDruuvwCM—
AND ~T~ THEY
STILL I COME!
' Doing the Business of the Town!
The STOCK WELL Players in Sardou's Great Play,
Monday Next— "THE MAGISTRATE.'*
To-Day's Wednesday ''Pop" Matinee I
TO-NIGHT and All This Week,
THE LAUGH-PRODUCING SUCCESS
"CHIP OF THE OLD BLOCK!"
ROBERT SCOTT, GRACIE PIAISTED
ASD GROVER'S ALCAZAR COMEDIANS.
Song, Dance and Merriment '. .
Prices— lOc, 15c, 25c, 35c and sOc.
Matinees Wednesday, Saturday and
Commencing Sunday Matinee, Sept. :
Production of "ROSEDAIiJ
Mrs. Ebkestimjs Kekliso ProprleU
SEASON OF GRAND~~ITALIAI.
THIS. WEEK ONLY
Verdi's Tragic Opera,
TO-NIGHT — : —
IDA VALE KG A, - •-•i.?*-
MARTIN PACHE, JOHN J. BAFFAEIj
GEO. H. BRODERICK. WM. H. WEST
"THE BOHEMIAN GIRL I"
Popular Prices— 2sc and sOc.
The Handsomest Family Theater! n America.
WALTER MOROCCO Sole Lessee and Managae
EVERY EVENING.AT EIGHT.
Of the Illustrious Author-Actor,
3VEIXjTOI»J nxroBXiES :
In His Famous Comedy-Drama,
LOVE AND LAW!
.Evening Pricks— 2sc and Rao.
Family Circle and Oallerv. 10a
Matinees Saturday ana Sunday.
O'Farrell Street, Between Stockton and Powell.
TO-NIGHT AND DURING THE WEEK,
! OUR NEW, RECORD-BREAKING BILL
A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS !
HAINES and PETTINGILL,
McMAHON and KING,
MEEHAN and RAYMOND,
| PEARL ANDREWS
■ And Our Great Company—— •
IN ENTIRELY NEW ACTS!
Reserved seats, l!5c; Balcony, 10c; Opera cnalri
and Box seats, 50c. ■ v ■ .
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GOLDEN GATE HALL.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 86, 8 P. M.
REV. ANNA H. SHAW
Will Give Her Famous Lecture,
"THE INJUSTICE OF CHIVALRY."
Admission (Including reserved seat)— soc ._
Seats can be secured at Sherman & Clay's mualc-
store, corner Kearny and Sutler streets, September
24, 25 and 26. •
GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL
• . AUDITORIUM,
Corner Scott and Geary Streets.
THIS AFTERNOON AT 3:30 O'CLOCK.
MR. GEORGE RIDDLE,
J ■ Selected Programme.
Ad mission, 25 cents. Course Tickets, if 1 00.
CALIFORNIA JOCKEY CLUB RACES,
. : .\, BAY DISTRICT TRACK.
Races Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
* • Thursday, Friday and Saturday— -
. Rain or Shine. V
' Five or more races each day. Races start at 2:00
p. m. sharp. McAllister and Ge*ry street cars pus '
the gate. . ,