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GENERAL MILES' CAREER
False Statements Regarding
His Arizona Campaign
Refuted.
WHY HE BELIEVED CBOOKS.
He Won His Stars With His Sword.
Colonel Kimball Sends a
Statement.
According to the dispatches General Xel
«on A. Bfilea is to fill the vacany caused by
the retirement yesterday of the general
commanding the United States Army,
John M. Schofield. In view of various
contradictory rumors concerning the new
commander, the following facts regarding
his career were furnished by an officer who
knows him intimately:
"When General Miles was fighting Ger
onimo and his murderous Apaches in the
liot sun-blistered ravines of Arizona he
was carrying on a far more desperate war
fare with a faction hovering around the
War Department at Washington Even
here in the Division of the Pacific the
brave volunteer officer had his foes whose
arm and enmity were ionger snd stronger
than those of the tireless savage skulking
among the desert cacti of the New Mexi
can mesa.
"General Crook, against whose skill and
bravery no line may be written, had been
chasing Geronimo, Natchez and the other
Indians without success. It has been
eaid that this was because he refused to
grant anything but nn unconditional sur
render, and bo the Apache tacticians kept
up the light. What utter nonsense. Crook
failed because his methods were inefficient
against a foe more wily, crafty, better
armed than any hostile Indians he had
ever fought with, and over a country
wilder, rougher and more inaccessible than
any locality he had ever operated upon.
He hammered away in an unsuccessful
campaign of four years and completely
■wore himself out. Then he telegraphed to
*Washington that he was discouraged and
disheartened.
"The department was evidently in the
jame frame of mind, for in a few hours he
•was notified that General Miles would re
lieve him, and that officer somewhere in
the Northwest was directed to proceed im-
Tnediately to Arizona.
"General Miles obeyed the order and
took the command which he had never
solicited and Crook's friends never forgave
him. The new department commander
was soon pressing the Apache chiefs hard
end Geronimo was trying to make terms.
All answers to his offers were an absolute
end unconditional surrender. The
ehoulder-strap enemies of General Miles
have stated that he held out inducements
to Geronimo, making promises of mild
treatment if they would surrender.
"That was not' Miles' way, and moreover
the Apaches were completely starved out
and utterly unable to continue the war,
and no one knew that better than the man
who had routed them from every hiding
place. Nothing but overwhelming defeat
could rid the Arizona. settlers of the blood
thirsty red devils that could not be con
trolled by treaty or beef.
"For want of better terms Geronimo sur
rendered unconditionally five months after
Miles superceded Crook, and the disposal
of the prisoners was an opportunity for the
origin of the reports of disobedience of
orders and deceiving the President as to
the real condition ot affairs. This was in
September, 183b", and there is no doubt
that Cleveland would have cited to a court
inartial the officer guilty of such flagrant
"violation of military law as this.
"It is charged that the President in
tended to turn the captives over to the
civil authorities of Arizona, to be tried for
their crimes, but Miles' offer to spare their
lives defeated those intentions. The Gov
ernment had no such intention and soon
after the surrender orders were telegraphed
to Miles to send the captives then at Fort
Bowie to Fort Marion," F la. There were
no other directions — only the plainly
worded order contained in a few lines.
The prisoners were loaded on cars and
sent to their place of eule, and they were
heard of no more.
"Not so the traducers of General Miles.
They denied that orders were ever issued
directing the removal of the captives to
Florida. Then they, or somebody, made
the remarkable statement that President
Cleveland, unable to learn from Miles just
on what terms the Indians surrendered,
had to send to Florida and ask the prison
ers themselves. A loose state of affairs in
the machinery of the military de* artment,
truly. The assertion is too ridiculous for a
eerious denial.
"It has also been stated that Miles' mar
riage to a niece of John Bherman was the
means of advancing him over the heads of
older and abler ofhcefs, etc. He was a full
major-general when he first met his wife,
and could not have had her political in
fluence in moving up the grades.
"This is the record of General Miles: A
volunteer captain in 1861, lieutenant-colo
nel in 1862, brieadier-general in 1864 and a
major-general in IStio. All these promo
tions took place on the held of battle and the
- man who had never been educated at Gov
ernment expense at West Point won his
Btars with his sword.
"Lieutenant J. A. Dupray, the 'news
paper officer' whom Miles has been ac
cused of keeping on his staff for journal
istic purposes, was a young man of excep
tional ability, a stenographer who was ap
pointed in the army in 1880 and assigned
to duty as aid to General Hancock at Goy
einor's Island. Afterward at Hancock's
earnest request Miles placed Dupray upon
his staff. The young officer was finally
Bent to Washington City for special duty
in the War Department.
"Miles is also reported to have disobeyed
General Sheridan's orders to hold Geronimo
at Fort Bowie. No such order was ever
received, nor did General Miles ever state
that he did not consider General Sheridan's
order not binding, as has been reported.
"Another false and ridiculous charge is
that General Miles, finding himself unable
to capture the Apaches, sent out Lieuten
ant Gate wood and two friendly Indians,
who brought about the surrender of the
hostiles. This was after Geronimo had
been penned up and literally starved out
in a five months' vigorous campaign.
"So the malicious attempt to cast
obloquy upon the . brave, broad-minded
Boldier who was not at West Point, runs
on down the scale from falsehood to false
hood. He is charged with acts which
would have procured himself a general
court-martial long ago — acts so flagrant
that his superior officers might be held
amenable to charges of* willful neglect of
duty in not punishing him if he is guilty.
"But all this will not retard his promo
tion to the chief of the army. San Fran
cisco and the Presidio will gain a warm
friend in General Miles. He always held
that this point was the most important on
the Pacific slope and should be the rendez
vous for all the forces of this seaboard.
For their accommodation more quarters
■will be built, and a system of extensive im
provement inaugurated. General Miles is
as much a progressive man as he is a true
soldier, and at the head of the National
forces will bring them up to the highest
state of efficiency."
MILES DEFENDED.
Lieutenant-Colonel A. S. Klmball
Writes a Correc
tion.
The following letter is self-explanatory :
Hkadqtjabters department of California, >
Office of Chief Quartermaster, S
San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 29, 1895.)
To the Editor Han Francisco Call: Referring to
article published in the ban Francisco Chron
icle of this date headed, "Our Army Officers
and General Miles," I wish to make this state
ment and request that it be given the same
publicity aa the article published.
£o much oi the article as states that "General
Miles disobeyed the orders of the President in
makiuK conditional terms oi surrender; that
he lalsified in stating that he had received or
ders to send Geronimo to Florida," is not sus
tained by the facts, and is absolutely false.
I sat by General Miles at Fort Bowie, Ariz.,
when the telegram directing the shipment of
the Indian prisoner was received by him. He
handed the telegram to me to read, and in ac
cordance with that telegram. I wired Superin
tendent Noble of the Southern Pacific Railroad
at Tucson to arrange transportation at Bowie
station for Geronimo's band to Florida, which
he did, and at about 12 o'clock next day the
Indian prisoners were shipped from Bowie
station, and I accompanied them as far as El
Paso, where I left the train for Holbroofc. to
superintend the shipment of the remaining
prisoners from that station to Florida.
I was chief quartermaster, Department of
Arizona, during General Miles' campaign
against Geronimo and Katches. General
Miles' orders to his troops in every instance
were to capture or destroy Geronimo and his
band. The campaign ended by the absolute
and unconditional surrender of Geronimo and
his band to General Miles, which brought
peace to the suffering people of Arizona and
Kew Mexico. Blucerely yours,
A. B. KIMBAIL,
Deputy Quartermaster -General, U. ti. Army,
Chief Quartermaster.
FATAL FAST DRIVING.
Death of John Young Who "Was Bun
Over by Unknown and Keck
less Men.
John Young, the man who was knocked
down and run over by careless drivers
Saturday*night died at the Receiving Hos
pital yesterday morning at 6:30 o'clock.
It was at first reported that Young had
fallen out of his buggy. This, it was found,
was not the case. He was crossing Mis
sion street near Thirteenth at the time of
the accident. The street curves sharply
there and several streets enter it.
As he stepped off the sidewalk a heavy
business buggy in which were three men
dashed up the street. The buggy waa
drawn by a big bay horse which was being
driven at a high rate of speed. A number
of people on tne sidewalk saw the danger
and bhouted at Young, but it was dusk
and he evidently did not see the buggy.
A moment later he was struck and
knocked dowa on the cobbles, the buggy
passing over him. The men in the buj;gy
.made no attempt to ascertain the extent
of their victim s injuries. Instead, they
drove on at even greater speed. Their
identity is not known.
Young was a native of Ireland and 54
years of age. He was a boilermaker and
lived with his family at 1149 Stevenson
street. The police are looking for the men
who ran Young down. They had found
n o trace of them up to a late hour last
night. ______ ______
FATHER FERGUSON TALKS.
The Pastor of St. Patrick's
Church Makes Reply to
A. P. A. Charges.
Says the Stability of the Republic
Is Menaced by Religious
Intolerance.
Rev. Father James P. Ferguson delivered
a sermon at St. Patrick's Church yester
day morning in which he responded to
some accusations recently made against
the Catholic church by speakers at Metro
politan Temple.
"The evils which menace the stability
of the Republic from intolerance," said
Father Ferguson, "are becoming more and
more apparent. Conservative men of all
shades of belief are awakening to the
danger. National prosperity is threatened
when intolerance is introduced. The mar
velous advance which America has made
along all the lines of progress in the short
space of a hundred years ia avowedly due
to the absence of religious discord.
"President Eliot of Harvard in a late
issue of the Forum asserts that while the
beneficent principle of toleration continues
in force we may look for the Republic to
attain a permanency never before attained.
The A. P. A. would put the dial of time
back two hundred years. It would set
citizen against citizen and renew once
more the religious wars and persecutions
from which the race has been happily de
livered.
"Bryce, in his great work, the 'American
Commonwealth,' says that Catholics and
Protestants in America have agreed better
than the Episcopalians anu non-con
formists in Eagland. The A, P. A. would
change all this. These conspirators
against the public peace have contrived to
enkindle hate, passion and discord in com
munities where, formerly, only good will,
mutual respect and friendly intercourse
prevailed. Already they have almost da
populated whole towns by the antago
nisms they arouse, real estate has depre
ciated and embarrassing religious distinc
tions have been created.
Continuing in this review of what he
considers an unhappy state of affairs the
speaker said :
The harmony which should exist between
citizens is jeopardized. This is not patriotism,
for it violates the first principles of patriotism.
It Is neither manly nor American. The relig
ious bigot has no place under the flag of free
dom. Like the anarchist, he plots to ruin men
who have earned their right to citizenship on
every field of battle and in every avenue of
human endeavor. What is their object? To
raise race and religious feuds that the mon
eyed power may woik Its will. The organizers
of ttau society a?e nearly all from Canada and
the north of Ireland There monopoly enjoys
full swing. Religious dissensions, kept alive
by bigots, render concerted action for redress
of grievances impossible. A short time ago, in
their own land, these men were the most Iran
tie adherents of British and Canadian Tory
ism. They were shouting themselves hoarse
in favor of seal smuggling and cursing the
Paris Court of Arbitration for its decision in
favor of the United States. Now, on this side
of the line, they are howling, "America for
Americans!" Few of them value American
citizenship enough to cast off their foreign
allegiance.
Father Ferguson intimated his belief that
the majority of those on the other side are
descendants of United Empire Loyalists,
who something over a century ago found
the air of Boston harbor too hot for them.
He said:
These men, whose only argument Is unquali
fied abuse and monstrous lies, owe it to Catho
lics that they have a country. "I always voted
against you, general," said a person on being
introduced to old General Jackson when he
was ex-President.
The only reply the old hero of New Orleans
made to this person, who thought his brutal
bluffness was commendable candor, was, "And
I, sir, fought the battles of my country that
you might enjoy that privilege."
We Catholics might say we discovered this
country; settled the greater part of it; strove
in common with our fellow-citizens to build
up and develop its resources; first proclaimed
religious liberty to the persecuted of all sects;
ehed our blood in revolutionary days to up
hold and defend its liberties against foreign
domination. We did this that a horde of howl
ing Dervishes might have the privilege of fcurl
ing, In iheir own peculiar billingsgate, dia
tribes and false accusations against an old his
toric church which, in the words ot Macaulay,
"saw the commencement of all the Govern
ments and all the ecclesiastical establishments
that now exist in the world," and which, he
felt every assurance, was destined to see the
end of them all.
THE OLYMPIAN ATHLETES.
A liot of Them Bode Bicycles to a
Great Time at Souther
Farm.
The Olympic Cyclers took a cross-country
run yesterday from Fruitvale to Bouther
Farm, where they had luncheon and spent
part of the day in athletic games.
Forty members of the club's new wheel
ing organization, together with about fif
teen other members of the club, took part
in the outing. It was the initial appear
ance of the Olympic Cyclers in their pretty
new suits, the most attractive features of
which are maroon sweaters, with big sailor
collars and with O. C. in white on the
breast, and white caps with the monogram
in maroon silk.
The forenoon was devoted to an im
promptu football game and to several foot
races and to a bicycle race. At noon they
had luncheon under the trees and some-Cf
the members of the club made apt little
speeches and sang several solos.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1895.
KEIR HARDIE'S SERMON.
Assumes the Role of a
Preacher at Metropolitan
Temple.
HIS REASONS FOB SOCIALISM.
A Text Chosen From the Words of
Christ — Heard by a Big
Audience*
Metropolitan Temple was filled last
nieht — even the galleries were crowded
until hardly standing-room was left— to
hear James Keir Hardie, the English
Socialist, speak. The ex-Member of Par
liament and present president of the Inde
pendent Labor party of Great Britain,
chose for his subject, as a sort of text, the
words of Christ, "Consider the Lilies, How
They Grow."
T. J. Burns, the president of the Cigar
makers' Union, was the chairman, and on
the platform was a large number of repre
sentatives of labor organizations, including
Harry A. Knox of the A. R. U., who led the
Sacramento strike, Secretary A. Furuseth
of the Coast Seamen's Union, Secretary
James H. Rose of the National Labor
Army, President Windser of the recently
organized Painters' Union, Mrs. Anna F.
Smith and others prominently identified
with labor reform movements.
There was quite a select musical pro
gramme with some choral, Binging by the
audience besides the addresses, and the
organ of the temple was put to effective
use. The programme opened with the
"Marseillaise" as an organ solo, by Mrs. M.
W. Fairweather. The Bel Canto quartet
followed and was encored, and Chairman
Burns made the opening address. In Mr.
Burns' opinion a change in present social
conditions is needed, considering the way
machinery is supplanting hand labor and
the ability of capital to control the
machinery. The large audience present,
he said, justified him in the belief that the
people were desirous of a change.
Alter some singing by H. W. Fairweather
Mr. Hardie spoke. Near him stood a large
crayon portrait of himself facing the audi
ence. Hit; accent waa broad, as might be
expected qI a Scotchman.
The application of his text came quickly.
He alluded to the great agitator of 1860
years ago, in Judea, and his doctrines of
"taking no thought for the morrow," and
the address assumed the nature of a ser
mon in its way. His point was that
humanity had departed from nature and
He observed with a rising inflection, in
connection with a fitting anecdote:
gone over to a stupid worship of Mammon.
We expect men and women to grow up and
live beautiful lives under surroundings which
kill the plant.
The similitude of a sickly, thorn-pierced,
weed-robbed flower he made to suit the
struggling worker of to-day, observing:
And so we stand to protest against a system
which makes life and conditions unnatural.
He proceeded in the following strain:
We are told that competition and natural se
lection are the order oi the life of plants and
animals. That is so, but it is a competition
and selection under natural laws. Upon our
system, however, have been imposed unnatural
laws.
What is the type of a man who survives in
the employ of sky, the Southern Pacific? Is it
the strong, sturdy, self-reliant man who has
courage of his convictions; who stands up for
his manhood and insists upon living a full,
round life? No. Is it not rather the mean,
craven-spirited, cowardly tale-bearer — the lick
spittle—who survives? Is It not such who be
come the superintendents and are held up as
models to be followed? Is such your ideal of
a man? Why, a man to survive properly must
be surrounded with natural conditions.
Then as to the text again, the speaker
thought that to apply its words *'to
the million and a quarter cf men
out of work in Great Britain and
the several millions of unemployed in
this country — the great mass of workless,
starving men, women and children who do
not know from where the next day's food
is to come from — is to add insult to their
misery." And for any preacher who would
tell them to take no thought of the mor
row, in Mr. Harrison's aDinion, would be
"simply to play the fool."
The conflict between the theories of the
schools, respectively, of individualism
and collectivism, in the controversy of
political economy, next engaged his atten
tion. This gave him occasion to refer
to the debate some time ago between
Congressman Macuire, single-taxer, and
Job Harriman, Socialist, reports of which
he had read. He constructed an argument
in favor of socialism and against the
theory of individualistic effort.
A caustic allusion to the millionaires of
this country and their alliances with the
"titled nobodies" abroad he indulged in
as showing what individualistic effort in
the financial, commercial and industrial
"survival cf the fittest" system of America
had produced.
Socialism, he explained, was a system of
grand co-operation of all the individuals
for their welfare as a whole, and he ad
vocated socialism in its entirety and its
most extreme sense. He believed in "work
ing for it free from complications with any
other question under the sun." He con
tinued:
There is a great outcry against the sports
and pleasures of the masses; against sensa
tional newspapers and amusements, demoral
izing literature and vice, but nothing is said of
the cause— that no right and proper vent is
given to humanity's surplus energy, and it
therefore finds its outlet in questionable chan
nels.
We hear much said about men not going to
church, and I thank God that workingmen are
not going to church to-day. The so-called
Christians of to-day are the very ones who are
driving people from the churches. The work
ingmen of to-day, who are laboring six days in
the week for their oppressors, refuse to be
cribbed, cabined and confined by the dogmas,
creeds and theologies of the orthodox churches,
and to enter and find their oppressors sitting
in the front pews.
I never feel like worshiping In a city. Why,
city life is not human life I We want to get
men out of the sordid rut, in which the com
mercial spirit has crushed them to-day. Your
business men — your middle-class men— are en
gaged in the one sordid pursuit of making
money, and the workingman'u time is all taken
up in procuring bread and butter for his family.
We want a system which will allow a man to
be free to develop the highest of which he is
capable. I don't believe" in a machine-made
humanity. I want men to be free and to de
velop propel ly.
Socialism, he said, was not a purely
materialistic theory — not a mere bread
and butter gospel. In this connection he
found opportunity to satirize the fashion
following among the aristocrats of the old
country, and fashion-following in general.
In his conclusion he said the movement
was a class movement, and it remained
with the workingmen themselves to have
its aims realized. The ultimatum of so
cialism was the ownership and control by
the people of the means of production and
exchange, and love — "loving tby neighbor
as thyself"— reasoned Mr. Hardie, was the
true law of life, instead of competition
being the right process.
Frank Smith also talked. He was intro
duced as a man who had been elected to
the London Town Council on the working
men's ticket and had dona good work in
that body. He criticized the churches se
verely and ridiculed the idea that the times
were improving. He remarked:
Some ot the biggest sweaters in the country
belong to the church. Some men think all that
is necessary to be a Christian is to preach a
creed or a dogma. The old Christians were
fighters. We need a new crusade with a fiery
cross.
This meeting was under the auspices of
the American section of socialists. The
same section will give Messrs. Hardie and
Smith a farewell social on Tuesday even
ing at the Pythian Castle after the trades
unions' meeting in Metropolitan Temple.
Hardie Entertained.
A farewell entertainment was given by
the San Francisco section at the Turk-.
street Temple in honor of J. Kier Hardie
and Frank Smith after the Metropolitan
Temple gathering. It was of a varied
and enjoyable character and lasted till
after midnight.
The socialist Maennerchor gave several
vocal numbers that were loudly applauded.
There were dancing and instrumental music
and refreshments. P. Ross Martin made
the address of the evening. Other short
speeches followed, including one from Mr.
Hardie.
RETURN OF LAUGENOUR.
The Festive Young Assemblyman of
Vi.lo Is in This City.
Henry W. Laugenour has returned from
his Eastern trip. He arrived here on the
late overland Saturday and went to the
California Hotel, but did not register, and
cards sent to him yesterday brought the
response that he was not at home. His
arrival was not unexpected, for a friend re
ceived a letter from him, written in Kan
sas City, in which he stated he was coming
back to California.
About ten days ago Lloyd Tahler of the
Hershy ranch, near Woodland, met the
Assemblyman who had disappeared at the
station, but Laugenour refused to recog
nize his greeting.
In July last, shortly after attending his
brother's wedding in Willows, Laugenour
turned over all his property to his mother
and came to this City, ostensibly to get
some horses at tne Bay District track. He
had with him a note of bis mother's which
he cashed iiere and went out to the races.
This was the last seen of him here by any
of his friends.
He had written his family that he
would go to Allen Springs, in which he
was interested, and there his wife and
mother went to seek him. Not finding
him there, and not hearing from him, the
wife came to thiß City to make a search for
him.
It was learned later that on the evening
of July 20 he boarded the overland train,
having two first-class tickets issued in the
name of Francis. At *Sacramento he was
joined by a youne woman, who asked the
conductor for him as Mr. Francis. She re
pented of her escapade ssootn t and went no
farther than OgUen, from which place she
returned home. Laugenour's tickets were
good to Chicago. Since that time nothing
has been heard from him by the public un
til word came last Tuesday of his inten
tion of returning from Kansas City.
Young Laugenour was one of the most
popular members of the Assembly, but led
the pace that kills.
REV. D. M. ROSS SPEAKS.
Addresses at the Meeting Held
in Metropolitan Temple
Yesterday.
One of the Speakers Declared That
He Was Asked Not to
Spaak.
The principal address at the meeting
held yesterday afternoon under the aus
pices of the Good Citizenship Committee
was that of Donald M. Roas, pastor of the
Lebanon Presbyterian- Church, corner of
Twenty-third and Sanchez streets.
As on preceding Sundays, there was
singing of patriotic songs by the Choral
Society and the audience.
After a few introductory remarks by H.
W. Quitzow, chairman of the meeting, the
singing of "America" and a prayer by M.
T. Brewer, Mrs. Agnes Trumpleasure sang
"The Holy City," after which M. T.
Brewer delivered a short introductory ad
dress.
The Choral Society sang the "Anvil
Chorus," atter which Rev. Donald M. Ross
addressed the meeting for an hour and a
half upon, as the subject announced, "The
Trail of the Jesuits Across the Nations."
At the outset the speaker said that he
wished to be held accountable for every
word he spoke, so that if any statement he
made was claimed to be false and he should
be prosecuted he would not enter any tech
nical defense, but would simply set up the
truth of what he spoke.
He said that he had been asked not to
speak what he intended to:
But if they expect to run the bluff on me
they may as well know that they have the last
man on earth that they can stir. I will also
tell them that I never carry anything but a
toothpick and a pencil, and if I were cut into
bits not a piace of me would wince.
The speaker in the course of his address
said that tffe histories of Spain, Peru,
Germany. France, England, Ireland,
and Mexico showed how the Catholic
church established itself in those countries
and charged that with tne advent of that
church there was a decrease in advance
ment and prosperity. He said :
There are many Catholics who are good peo
ple—in fact, I believe that the majority of them
are good— but unfortunately they are led by
bosses. We have no fight against them be
cause of their religion, or against their alle
giance to priest or religion. If they under
stood this there would be no use for tlje A. P.
A. ; there would be no need for me to stand here
and talk and take up my time and energy.
The issue has been thrust upon us.
Mr. Ross stated that within two days he
hall been told of a young man who had
been employed in sweeping the streets in
this City, but was no longer employed.
When a change was made, and when he
applied for work under the new manage
ment the first question asked him was,
'•Are you a Catholic?" and when ho an
swered that he was not was told that he
could not get a job at street-sweeping
without a letter from a priest.
He charged that it was the withdrawal
of large sums of money from the channels
of commerce and hoarded in the Vatican
that periodically caused hard times. He
explained that he did not object to priests
accumulating money, but objected to the
hoarding of it. He said:
Archbishop Rlordan in San Francisco has an
income of nearly $1,000,000 a year. Go to the
City Hall and search the records of wills and
you will find that in a few years bequests that
will pile up $2,000,000 have been made to
him.
After dwelline at some length on re
ligious disturbances in various countries,
he read a Papal bull in which it was as
serted that the Emperor of Germany could
not be Emperor without the Pope's sanc
tion and then drew attention to a letter
from Bismarck to the Jesuits, saying that
after receiving it they left the country.
He also spoke of the various countries from
which Jesuits had been required to leave,
naming France, Germany, Switzerland,
Spain, Italy, Portugal, Mexico, Great
Britain, Russia, Belgium, Denmark, China,
India and Japan. He then said:
There is no warmer or better-hearted, more
loving or generous person than an Irishman,
and if the people of the south of Ireland would,
as the peopte of the north, say "Keep hands off
and let us alone!" they would be the happiest
people in the world. The trouble is they allow
themselves to be led, but if they were given a
chance to act for themselves they would be as
noble and grand a race of men as any that can
be found.
The chairman of the meeting, previous
to adjournment, announced that on the
13th of next month there will be a union
meeting of councils of A. P. A. and W. A.
P. A. in Metropolitan Hall.
Santa re Earnings'
CHICAGO, 111.. Sept. 29.— The approx
imated earnings of all lines of the Santa
Fe Railroad system for the third week of
September are $768,537; for the same pe
riod last year $750,891; increase $18,343.
For the month to date a decrease of $24,373
is shown as compared with the correspond
ing period last year.
, Cal Oxcen* Very 111.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 29. - Cal
Owens, an actor, is seriously ill with con
sumption at the Grand Missouri Hotel.
Mr. Owens is 44 years old and a native of
New Orleans, fle began his theatrical
life with Dion Boucicault in New York in
the early 70s.
TALKED FOR THE ORPHAN
The Pacific Hebrew Asylum
and Home Society in An
nual Session.
ITS FINANCES AND ITS WOBK.
Rabbi Voorsanger Makes a Strong
Appeaf for More Generous
Support.
A large number of members of the
Pacific Hebrew Orphan Asylum and
JElome Society gathered at the asylum
building yesterday and held the twenty
fourth annual meeting of that organiza
tion. The session was almost completely
devoted to the presentation of reports by
the numerous officers of the institution.
The papers submitted from the various
representatives of the asylum and home
management indicated a very prosperous
condition of affairs, and among other
things included comments and suggestions
for the improvement of the organization's
several buildings and the extension of its
charitable work.
T. W. Levy, the president of the society,
submitted a very complete report upon the
asylum affairs during the past year and
the general condition of things with which
the organization is concerned.
In the matter of financial affairs Mr.
Levy announced that during the past year
the asylum expenses were $22,326 36. The
expenses incurred in maintaining the
Home for the Aged were $12,443 69, making
the total annual expense $34,770 05. Presi
dent Levy indicated very emphatically
that the income of the society, while suf
ficient to have permuted a certain degree
of prosperous management, is not what it
should be. The income of the society for
the year aggregated $28,464 44, and was less
the amount of expenditures by something
over $3000. This condition of affairs, said
Mr. Levy, cannot continue to exist, and
strenuous efforts must be made to remedy
the financial evil. He found a reason for
the lack of proper support in the fact that
interest in the institution is apparently
confined to San Francisco. He said during
his address:
It is strange indeed that such a large propor
tion of our subscribers should be residents of
this City. Comparing the population of all the
cities and towns of the Pacific Coast with San
Francisco, we find that while the outside terri
tory contains a much larger population and
sends a much larger number of orphans to the
asylum, it contributes a very small portion of
the funds for carrying it on. In short, it makes
a very poor showing upon our subscription
books of membership. It would seem that our
outside neighbors think that because thS
asylum happens to be located in San Francisco
this City should support it. This should not be
the case. The majority of our present inmates
were born outside the City, and judging from
our past experience the same rule will apply to
future applications. 1 sincerely trust that our
co-religionists throughout the Pacific Coast
generally will seriously consider this matter
and come to our rescue at once.
Continuing, Mr. Levy said that during
the year the society had received dona
tions and bequests amounting to $37,55s 40.
The membership rolls showed that of 1435
persons UDon them in 1894 twenty-four bad
died during the year and eighty-one re
signed. Twenty life members had been
admicted, besides 688 contributing mem
bers, making a total membership of 2037.
This rather surprising and extremely grati
fying increase is credited to the excellent
recruiting work done by Judah Newman
and his assistants upon a committee
charged with that particular line of work.
Speaking of the condition of the asylum
President Levy said :
As regards the household of the asylum, and
matters connected therewith, it is with pleas
ure that I announce that the health of our lit
tle one 9 has been remarkably good— thanks to
the attention given by our staff of physicians
and the care of the superintendent and ma
tron. We have now under our care sixty-three
boys and fifty-nine girls. Of these 109 children
make their home in the asylum, and thirteen
children are placed in comfortable homes,
boarding outside. Of these twelve are learn
ing trades and one is too young to be cared for
at the asylum. At the last report we had sixty
three boys and sixty-five girls; since then we
have admitted eight children and discharged
thirteen, and one died, making our present roll
of children 122. Cur children attend the pub
lic schools, as In previous years, and are as
sisted in their studies by our special teachers.
Excellent reports are made as to their scholar
ship and deportment.
The various industries now attached to the
asylum are progressing very satisfactorily
through the efforts and perseverance of Henry
Mauser, our superintendent. The boys in the
shoeshop are becoming quite expert in the
manufacture and mending of children's shoes
and the boys in the priming office are doing
excellent work. They have, in fact, taken and
finished many important jobs, including last
year's reports, that reflected jrreat credit on all
concerned. With a little encouragement these
industries can be made not only self-support
ing but an item of revenue and profit.
When President Levy concluded, the re
ports of other officers were read, the sub
stance of them, however, having been
pretty much incorporated in the report of
the chief officer.
Rabbi Voorsanger, one of the very active
members of the organization, had a word
to say about finances, and the reprehensi
ble indifference of too many of the members
to the serious need of funds to carry on
the society's work. He was particularly
§ ratified at the increase in membership,
ut urged upon the committee to work
even more vigorously and strive to achieve
even greater results. Dr. Voorsanger spoke
eloquently upon the importance and ne
cessity of such an organization. He pointed
to the fact ttiat the society has grown im
mensely since its establishment in 1871,
and in proportion to its growth its ex
penses have also increased. For the pur
pose of increasing the income he suggested
that such members as might be able to do
so, should pay into the society a larger
sum monthly than was required by the
laws of the organization. He also sug
gested an increase in the life-membership
fee, and proposed that the twenty-fifth an
niversary next year should be publicly
celebrated for the financial benefit of the
society.
Educate men without reiigion and yo u make
them but clever devils. — Wellington.
FENCE IN YOUR HEALTH.
Put Up the Bars and Laugh at
Weakness and Disease.
Thousands of people there are who are
not sick, but every now and then they are
"under the weather." They can't exactly
account for it. Fact is, they are always in
a condition of half-health. Whenever any
extra demands are made on their powers
of endurance or resistance of morbific in-
fluences they break down.
Everybody should have the greatest
amount of reserve strength— something to
spare for emergencies.
Peruvian Bitters, used regularly, will give
you that reserve Btrength. Its principal
ingredient, the famous Peruvian Bark, is a
wonderful invigorator. You may get enough
nutrition from your food to carry you
along under ordinary circumstances, but
Peruvian Bitters will so increase the effi-
ciency of your digestive system as to lay
up something for "a rainy day" — for a
foggy and windy day, too; will give such
tone and vigor to all your vital functions
that such troubles as rheumatism, neu-
ralgia, colds, malaria, fever, ague, head-
aches, lassitude, etc., which attack and dis-
able the weak, will be fenced and barrea out,
and nothing interferes with the full enjoy-
ment of your physical and mental powers.
Mack & Co., San Francisco. All drug-
gists and dealers.
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AN INVESTTIBNT LAST
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HERE IS AN OPPORTUITYTOJIAKE A FORTUNE
dfe CO.,
Commission Broker, 325 Pine Street, San Francisco.
PACIFIC DEPARTMENT.
German American Ins. Co.
OF NEW YORK.
JS i I I .A.TIE3W[J33M^ i X l more than > one year. $3,074,-
-662 60; reinsurance pro rata 1,579,915 25
——OF THE—— •*" other demands against the c0m-
pany.........................;.,.... 79,010 52
CONDITION AND AFFAIRS ' Total liabilities.: .:..;.......$3,583,723 54
OF THE INCOME.
Net cash actually received for fire
MnrMigr • «btp I imn T n ■ IT _ premiums $8,154,960 40
MMM nil 1 RT 1 HIT I'll 111 I Iff Received for Interest and dividends
BEnlAifAlt.nllAN on bonds, stocks, loans, and from . ■
IT II ll 111 Tl 1 1 MIfIII Q I Llilli all other sources 241,22469
V • Total 1nc0me......... $3 : 396,18& 09
INSURANCE COMPANY w expenditures.
■:.-.:■ .. - . Net amount paid for fire losses (In-
OF NEW YORK. IN THE STATE OF NEW eluding $462,617 97, losses of
York, on the 31st day of December, A. D., 11; previous year 5)............ $1,903,207 98
1894, and for the year ending on that day, as made Dividends to stockholders..... 200,000 00
to the Insurance Commissioner of the State of Call- Paid or allowed for commission or
fornia, pursuant to the provisions of sections 610 _ brokerage ; ....;....... — 459,189 70 '
and 611 of the Political . Code, condensed as per Paid for salaries, fees and other
blank furnished by the Commissioner. charges for officers, clerks. etc.... 287,350 34
: . Paid for State, National and local
CAPITAL. taxes :........;...... 73,627 88
Amount of capital stock, paid up in .i All other payments and expend!- i.>,
. cash $1,000,000 00 tures. 218,879 94
„,.:.<., ASSETS. Total expenditures 93,142,255 81
Real estate owned by the company.. . $25,000 00 Losses Incurred during • the . year
Cash market value of all stocks and : (Fire)....... $1,853,846 08
bonds owned by c0mpany........ 6,436,050 00 i?TSir« ivn VltWiTTiiiTa
Cash in company's office . .. ..... . . 2.885 82 RISKS AND fItJiMUMS.
Cash In bank 5.......... .................. 437,366 00 I Fire Risks. .- ' Premiums.
Interest due and accrued on all stocks ' ' - - ' , __ .;;
and 10an5.. '...'.. ........ ...';.::.;... 6,10000 Net amount of risks I
Premiums In due " course of collec- , written during the 1
t10n.. .....:....:.'....;......... 332,69701 year............... $399 839,611 $4,290,562 98
-•■' , ■ •' ■■-'• .•■'•■■■■ — : — Net amount of risks j
Total a55et5.................. .86,240,088 83 expired during the
• LIABILITIES • ■ > par v .:.\ 371,637,689 3,999,939 52
'!./ "\. INABILITIES. c ' Net amount In force *,wv,va» od
Losses adjusted and i unpaid.......... $105,37442 December 31, •
Losses in process of adjustment or in . -?' 1894............... 667,985,207 1 ■ 5,609,733, 1g
suspense 365,762 03 -— - —
Losses resisted, Including expenses.. 8&.171 03 JAS.'A;'SILVEY, •Vice-President.
Qrosa premiums on fire risks run- - WE S. NEWELL-, Secretary
?in g «2 ne T ear or - le ,SS- 82>435 '' v Subscribed and sworn to before me this 23d dai
180 58; reinsurance 60 percent.. 1,217,590 29 of January. 1895. ; ' „ . . iwlo lols <Sija aa '
Gross premiums on fire risks running ■ ' - ■ ■: , r ; JOHN E. CAMPBELL, Notary Public.
GEORGE H. TYSON,
General Agent
43S OAMPORWIA &T - - - San Franolsoot

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