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THE CUNNINGHAM STORY.
The Betrayal of Durrant's Con
fidence Generally Talked
WHAT THE DEFENSE THINKS.
Prepared to Discredit the Testi
mony of the Yourj? Lady
■lefens* in the Durrani case will
close Pnea lay n: irnmg. The prosecution
is getting ready its rebuttal testimony, and
promt ite all that has been
. the cross-examination oi
Within the next forty-eight hours Qen
■ ••. will face Judge Murphy
the case for the defense."
announcement i9 expected
to come some time during the morning
- - :. next 'iV.esday— certainly not later
than the closing of that day's proceeding*.
The opinion is general that Durrani's
attorneys have signally failed in proving
any portion of the promises made by Deu
pvey in his opening statement. There are
many who think that the young medical
student seriously injured his cause by
going on the witness-stand. He told so
many Improbable and at present nnsub
stantiated riea as to make the public
mind a ready receptacle for the most sen
This came in the cross-examination, j
when Mr. Barnes sprang the Cunningham :
story, which proved to be the biggest sen- i
nation of the trial. The tirst question
visibly staggered Durrant, though it must
be said to his credit that oniy for a mo
ment did that wonderful nerve and com
posure Been about to totter and fall.
True, Durrant weighed carefully every
word he uttered in answer to the unex
pected questions put to him by Mr. Barnes,
but that is aot to be wondered at when the \
Seriousness 6l the situation is remembered. J
Tnat Miss Cunningham*!) story, as pub- :
lished in The (all, fell I'.ke .1 thun- !
dprbolt in the ranks of the defense is 1
but in keeping with a current opinion that
Durrant lias made some sort of confession j
other than the statement which he ac- !
knowledges to have written while confined j
in the City Prison. i
Even Bhould Durrant's fellow-prisoners ■
be called to the stand the defense may fail i
in its efforts to combat Hiss Cunningham's j
testimony, for Captain Lees stoutly asserts ;
that sht- lias never been in the employ of j
the >lice, while the lady herself as firmly
insists she had no uroniptings in the mat- j
ter, and insists firmly that she took no I
oath other than That she would not pub- j
lish anything about the prisoner without j
first acquainting him of it.
She has" the advantage also that ai
woman's testimony is always accorded !
be iief in court as against that of a man, j
and sue will for that reason, if for no j
other, be a . iging witness.
Durrant is to all eppearanccs as little :
concerned over the anticipated testimony
of Miss Cunningham as he has been ob- j
livious to all the other evidence that i
looked black for him. Nothing in his
-manner indicates that he has anv fear of !
the effect what she may say will nave on
■ [f she tells the truth she can't say much
that will hurt me," said he, "for 1 only de
to confirm or deny storie3 she
brought to me. I made no other admis
sions and if she testifies to anything else
1 have no apprehensions for what it will
the prosecution, for tnere is my testi
:■■■:;■>■ that I did not, coupled with the fact
thai I r:.i:i prove <-jie has violated one oath
that ought to be sufficinicnt to
of the truthfulness of her
The officials at the County Jail are
.;>:e>s an opinion concern in;'
Miss < unnirigbam s story, but thev have
watched D arrant closely (luring' his long
coniineinent in their keeping, and are not
disposed to believe him enough of a fool
to so lay himself open. They are rather
inclined to the belief he is telling the
DURRANT ON THE BRAIN.
Henry Levy Jumps Into the Bay In
Search of the Two Mur
Henry Levy of 530 California street,
j',;m; od into the bay from Harrison-street
wharf yesterday morning. He was quickly
rescued and taken to the Receiving Hos
where it was found that he was none
the worse for his ducking.
Levy has been drinking heavi^- for some
days and haunting police headquarters
:.e City Prison. Drink and the Dur
rant case have turned his brain. He told
any one who would listen to him that he
had a story that would paraiyze Durrant's
attorneys aud he was willing to sell the in
formation to the police for $..'O,OOO.
Yesterday morning he wended his way
toward the water front, and he said the
. kept beckoning him or. and on,
while some unseen influence told him that
at the bottom of the bay he would rind the
two murdered girls and learn from them
■who murdered them.
He will probably be taken before the In
sanity Commissioners this morning.
SHE IS INDIGNANT.
Sirs. Roger* Tells Why She Left Oak
WATJBAU, Wis.. Oct. 12.— Mrs. Susie
Rogers, who was reported in press dis
patches to have left her husband at Oak
land because he refused to read ' full sten
ographic reports of the Durrant murder
case, filling several pages of the news
papers daily, has been found in Wausau.
Mrs. Rogers was highly indignant over the
reports which had been circulated about
her, particularly over statements tele
graphed from here that another canse of
her leavi;;? her husband was his cruel and
inhuman treatment of her.
-ays that during the eleven years
of their married life ne never mistreated
her and that in: was a liberal provider.
As to the Dr.rrantcase Mrs. Rogers told
a reporter to-night that she hud never
taken any particular interest in it, but
ti.at her husband had devoted considerable
time to it, for which she soru«?;imes chided
him. as he wa- neglecting his business.
She said that the cause of her leaving
San Francisco was his drinking habits.
.•»!!<! that there is no ether reason, lor he
was ever an affectionate husband. She
added that she would gladly go back to her
>an Francisco home if si ie was certain
that h» would be temperate :n his habits.
Mr-. Rogers says that she did not try to
conceal her whereabouts, but that she has
been sick since reaching here on Septem
ber :Vj. Mrs. ilogers appears to be a lady
i character and intelligent and w
:ving with hex sister, the
wife of Judge Clarke.
CYCLISTS IN THE PAEK.
Regulation* AftVeting ih« "Motoriin»n of
tlie Merry Wheel.
There were thousands of people at the
park yesterday. , ,
The Park Commissioners have not, as;
yet. taken any action in regard to the re- i
quest of the representatives of cycling in
terests a- to roads. and regulations, nor
will they until Commissioner Scott meets
with them. The. bicyclers want the cyclers'
road extended one mile, but this the Com
missioners say thev cannot do at present
for want of funds.
' "In the principal parks in the Ea?t, v ssid
Commissioner Austin yesterday, "cyclers
are not allowed to ride more than two
abreast, and tins regulation has proved
"Some of the cyclers," said Superintend
ent McLaren, -'object to the putting of
fine broken rock on the roads. Why, a
month ago, a gentleman who rode on a
wheel from Boston to this City, but whose
name I cannot now recall, called on me.
He said that he had visited the principal
ciiies of the East and "West, had wheeled
through all the parks, and that nowhere
are th»:re better roads than in Golden Gate
Park for cyclers."
Justinian Caire hasjDresentert a line speci
men of the bald eagle, stuffed, for" the
Early yesterday acting Captain Corn
pliers of the vark police notified bicycle
riders on entering the park that they must
keep to the right, the same as vehicles.
THEOWN FROM A BUGGY.
District Kngine^r Con lon Seriously Hurt !
■\Vhile Driving to a Fire.
District Engineer J. J. Conlon of Relief'
Engine ,\ ni»-t with a painful accident
while driving to the fire at JOl5 Ix-aven
worth street yesterday afternoon, which
will incapacitate him for duty for some '
He was driving rapidly along Hyde j
street when, at the intersection of Jack- !
son, the front axle of his buu-gy broKe and
a jagged point of the steel stuck into one
of the horse's hoofs. The animal became ■
frightened and ran away, throwing Conlon
and his driver to the pavement.
Conlon was unconscious when picxed
up, but soon revived and was taken to his
home at 1317 California street, where hia
injuries were dressed. Besides being
badly bruised he is suffering with a badlv
lacerated scalp. The injuries though [
serious are not dangerous. The driver I
SHERITH ISRAEL MEETS
The Congregation Honors Its
President and Vice-
The New Synagogue Will Be Built
Soon— Ohabal Shalome's
The annual general meeting of the Con
gregation Sherith Israel was held yester
day at the ve3try -rooms of the Synagogue,
Po«it and Taylor streets.
Oth'cers of the congregation were elected
as follows: President, Lewis Brown: vice
president, Michael Gold water; treasurer,
Charles Harris; secretary. Alexander limit ;
sexton, A. Leszin&ky; trustees — B. Schi'le
man, Phiiip N. Aronson. H. I. Kowalsky,
M. Davidson, Schlesinger, Kuttner, Mish,
Dusenbury and Saalburg.
Lewis Brown and Michael Goldwater
have served four years as president and
vice-president, respectively. Their re-elec
tion to office yesterday w&s marked by a
presentation to the former of a silver tea
and coffee service, and to the latter of a
gold-mounted cane. Accompanying each
gift was a small morocco-bound album
handsomely engrossed with complimentary
resolutions. The cover bore a silver plate
stating the date and the name of the re
Rabbi Jacob Nieto made the presenta
tion in a short speech, setting forth the
tact and ability displayed by Mr. Brown
in the discharge of his "duties as president,
and Mr. Goidwaler's efforts toward beauti
fying the new cemetery of the congrega
tion at San Mateo.
The seeon-l important item of business
was the consideration of measures to be
taken regfirding the erection of a ::ew
synagogue. As announced in The Call
the congregation empowered the board of
trustees to sell the property at the corner
of Post and Taylor streets" and the new
synagogue will be built as soon as this can
The various committees on school, ceme
tery, building and other matters will be
appointed in the course of a week or two.
Tue Congregation Ohabai Shalome was
to have elected officers yesterday, but
owing to the death of a prominent mem
ber the election was postponed until next
week. It is confidently anticipated that
! Rabbi Julius Fryer will be elected for a
period of not less than one year.
This congregation will hold a fair at
Union Square Hali 0:1 the 2Sth inst., to last
one week. Extensive preparations are
being made for this even'.. The various
booths have been apportioned and it has
been decided to issue a paper in connec-
I tion with the festival, the proceeds of
which will be put to the building fund.
PRISON DIRECTORS MEET
The Railroad Embankment at
Folsom to Be Widened for
Objections by the Folsom Power
Company Cause a Modification
of the Plan.
The Board of State Prison Directors held
a meeting yesterday morning in President
De Pue'a oltice in this City. It was strictly
an executive session and every member of
the board was present, as were also
Warden Hale of San Quentin and Secre
tary of the Board Ellis.
The members of the board desire to
widen the railroad embankment along the
river near Foisom Prison so that four rails
may be laid in place of the single track
now used. The preparation of the ground
at the prison for the erection of the new
rock-crushing plant has caused a great
deal of excavating and the earth and rock
resulting has !>een used on the embank
ment. This ha? the effect of narrowing
the gorge through which the river Mows
and the Folsom Power Company, which
owns all the land thereabouts and the
water rights, considers that this will result
to the corporation's detriment, lirnce a
viirorous protest has been filed with the
board and it was the consideration of this
matter which largely o ccupied the direct
ors at the meeting.
Consulting Engineer Eekhart was called
in. He brought maps and plans with him
and expiained the situation, and related
the progress of the work on the rock
crushing plant After a long discussion
the directors formulated a plan by which
they think the objections of the power
company will be overcome. According lo
this plan the earth excavated will be dis
tributed along the edge of the embank
ment instead of beinu dumped at o;ie
point. In this way the embankment will
be widened as ranch as is practicable, and
any additional room which may b* needed
will be secured by blasting out the moun
tain side on the inner edge of the present
Charles J. Walton, the prison book
keeper at San Qnentin, has returned from
a week's furlough. During his absence he
was married to Miss Addie Lundberg of
San Francisco, Rev. .1. Cumramg Smith
officiating. Walden was formerly from
San Joaquin County.
Ottoya Naya, a Japanese, who was sen
tenced to two years in San Quentin for
shooting the wife of the steward of the Pa
cific Yacht Club in Sausalito. was received
at the prison during September, but proved
to be crazy ami was transferred to the
Stockton Insane Asylum next day. He
would not put his feet to the ground and
had tobe transported in a bacgage-truck.
Some more parole cases were taken up at
yesterday's meeting of the board, but fa
vorabie actiou was riot taken in any case.
I'llJE KAN FKAJN CISCO CALL, MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1895.
WHERE PAIN IS CHARMED.
The Work of the San Francisco
TO ALLEVIATE SUFFERING.
Proceeds oft the Musicals to Be
Used fbr Enlarging the
"Phe must often tread where it is hard
to tread and feel the chili air and watch
through the darkness."
Out in the big building among the trees
whose leaves are thick with dr.st from
the unsprir.kled streets, where the chief
outlook is '.;pon a long stretch of white
road, where often the only object in sight
is a plodding horsecar, a small band of
TWO GENTLE NURSS3 AT THE CITY AND COUNTY HOSPITAL.
I brave, patient worker?? pursues its arduous
The passer-by on Potrero avenue gives a
: curious glance at such part of the building
| as can he seen above the high wall and is
• glad it has not been his lot to languish in
; pain within those walls. But be never
: gives a thought to the noble young lives of
j the care-takers.
A few years ago the nurses at the City
, and County Hospital were not what they
I are to-day. They had not had the careful
> training of the girls who are now the min
; isters to the suffering in the institution.
Five years ago Mrs. 6. J. Lemon, wife
j of Professor Lemon of Oakland, realized
i the needs of the institution in that direc
tion, and chiefly through her instruraen
; taiity the San Francisco Training-school
I for Nones was established.
The superintendent was Miss Ida N.
i Forsyth of the Philadelphia Hospital.
i Her successors in that position have also
j been graduates of the Quaker City school,
; and to that fact is due the adoption of the
j uniform in vogue in St. Thomas' Hospital,
| England. The wearers of the natty blue
I cotton dresses, jaunty white caps and
i small martial-looking blue capes all laugh
ingly claim kinship" to that saint in the
, calendar of nurses. Florence Nightingale,
j whose pupil Miss Fisher was.
"We are her lineal descendants," smil
j ingly avowed one of the corps.
The school will graduate rive young
I ladies in December. Miss May Meade is a
j San Francisco girl. Miss Ransom is from
Winnipeg, Miss Wood from Pennsylvania,
j Miss Ryan from Boston and Mrs. Reed
j from Portland. It is a notable fact that
j among the twenty applicants to enter the
school are young women from New Eng
land and the South as well as sections
The broad training in an institution of
the character of the City and County Hos
pital is invaluable. Scarcely a disease in
I the long category of human ills is omitted
in the diagnoses of the cases of suffering
I within its walls, and the pupils have their
j quota of service in the care of all classes of
'You do not seem very robust. How
can you endure such sights?" was the
query to one of the nurses. "Oh, we can
! rto almost anything if we determine to "
was the reply, and then, softly, "they
need help »o much, you know."
And the qualifications for entrance upon
the two years of work and study are a fair
education, cheerfulness, patience infinite,
steadfastness of purpose, sympathy tem
pered with judgment, and kindly senti
i ment without a trace of far-fetched senti-
I mentality, in the language of the supenn
; tendent. The girl who has dreamy fancies
; about sitting by bedsides and reading to
the pain-racked figure will soon have ner
illusions dispelled by a demand for more
The corps of nurses, who are all pupils
j in the school, is nineteen strong, compris-
I ing about half the number necessary.
Hence the work incumbent upon the young
women who comprise it is far from light.
Yet, notwithstanding their too onerous
j burdens, there are evidences in plenty of
faithful performance of their tasks.
Miss Mary Patton, the new suporintend
j ent of the San Francisco Training School
! for Norses, is a modest, prepossessing little
j Jady. who is zealous in the discharge of her
J duties. She has a high ideal of a.nurse's
i mission, and by her progressive methods
j is infusing new energy and enthusiasm in
■ her pupils. One of the alumna of the
Training School for Nurses in the Pnila
delpbia Hospital, her career since her
graduation, in lfeSG, has been a steady pro
Carrying with her an inspiration 'from
the noble life of Miss Alice Fisher, her in
structor, she did efficient service consecu
tively as night superintendent of the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania Hospital, head
nurse "of the Peni.'Hospital, Philadelphia;
I chief nurse of the Cooper Hospital at
Camdcn. N. J. ; matron of the Phila
j delphia Hospital, in which there were 171*0
inmates, and superintendent of the Train
intr School for Nurses at Allegheny.
Mis? Patton contemplates some "valuable
innovations in the course of instruction at
the City and County Hospital. "Coukin<»
'is a fad with me, if I have one,'' she re*^
marked. '"Too much stress can hardly be
hud upon the necessity of nurses being
able to cook the delicate dishes required
"They should know how to prepare
nourishing soups, jellies and custards, and
cook meats in such a way that they are at
once appetizing and digestibie. I hope to j
establish at the City and County Hospital
a 'liet kitchen, and to make practical ex- i
perience in tha-t department an essential
part of the course of training for nurses.
•I consider such training indispensable, j
It is my purpose, too, to include instruc- j
tion in fnassage. This is of great assist- I
ance in the care of nervous patients. Ido j
not intend, of course, to turn out experts. !
in massage but to enable the nurses to em- i
ploy it in an intelligent manner when it '
becomes a necessity, as is sometimes the |
case to induce sleep."
Prominent ladies who know of the faith- i
ful, quiet labors of the elect among the i
nurses at the City and County Hospital in"
the pdst and of the improvements con
templated, are arranging for a musicale,
with other attractive features, to be heid
at the Occidental parlors on the 33d inst.
Home of the best musical talent of the City
will contribute its services, and Mis?
Lillian O'Connell, a noted New York
reader, will assist.
In their brief hours of recreation the
nurse?, having doffed their natty uniforms
for street costumes, go to the oflices and
stores of the City to sell tickets for the
coming entertainment. It is an ordeal for
the novices, and more than one of the rosy- j
cheeked girls whose color never wavers
amid the ghastly sierhts of |her ward turns
paie when she accosts the !ord of the oHice
to present her petition for help, not for
herself but the institution she represents.
The most ferocious human bear should
soften at the sight.
The musicale will be for the benefit of
the school, in the sense of providing
greater facilities for etticient training. The
chief purpose will be to furnish additional
room? for nurses' quarters, thus making it
possible to add ten to the number of pupils
now in training.
The patronesses are eighteen well-known
ladies: Mrs. M. B. M. Toland, Mrs. Robert
A. McLean. Mrs. Seldoß S. Wri-nt, Mrs.
H. E. Huntinpton, Mrs. Sands >'orman,
Mrs. S. W. Holladay. Mrs. G. A. Crux,
Mrs. ?. Ella Long. Mrs. George H. Towers,
Mrs. C. El wood Brown, Mrs. J. L. Moody,
Mrs. Margaret Toucnard, Mrs. Charles A.
Cole, Miss Evelyn Moss, Mrs. Van Brunt.
Mrs. John Knell, Mrs. Thomas Cole and
Mrs. Lliote. The reception committee on
that occasion will include Mrs. Robert Mc-
Lean, Mrs S. Ella Long, Mrs. G. A. Crux
and Mrs. Ueorge H. Powers.
RIGHTS OF WHEELMEN
A New Ordinance Defining
Them to Be Drawn Up
All Sides Will Meet and Come to
Some Agreement Upon the
The bicycle men are preparing to rally
to the support of an ordinance which will
, exactly define their rights and positions
on the streets. There will be a big gather
: ing at the meeting of the Health and Po
' lice Committee of the Board of Super
visors Wednesday next, for the matter has
I been referred to that body, when it is ex
pected that an ordinance will be drawn up
with provisions satisfactory to all con
In the recent cases which have come up
in the Police Court, cases where the de
fendants were offenders again«t the park
bicycie ordinance, it was conceded by
the attorney of the Park Commission,
George A. Knight, that the ordinance was
invalid. The ordinance as it now stands
defines all the crimes oi which a moving
bicycle and its owner can be capable, but
it provide? for no punishment of the of
fenders, and so it is valueless.
There has always been a question as to
whether the Park Commission could pass
anything more than a simple regulation,
for the Legislature, it is claimed, cannot
delegate 'the power to make laws to any
si:oh body as the Park Commission.
liefore the meeting of the committee
Wednesday, a call will be issued to all the
bicycle clubs of the City asking that they
appoint a committee of three for the pur
pose of attending a general conference, at
which the ideas of the wheelmen can be
put in shape for presentation. Then at
the meeting of the Health and Police Com
mittee a committee of wheelmen will con
fer with tbe Park Commission, and among
tbem some conclusion will be arrived at.
The organized wheelmen, who are inter
esting themselves in the ordinance, are all
in favor of something of the kind, for they
say that while their club regulations
govern them, the unattached wheelman is
fancy free, and he, they say, is the man
wtao'brings trouble and discredit on the
About the only point upon which the
different sides will be at variance is the
carrying of a lantern. Representative
wheelmen concede the advisability of
carrying a iantern in the park, but ask
that bugsit's be made to do the same, for
frequently when a buggy is heard in the
dark it is impossible to tell whether it is
going away or bearing down on the rider.
It is claimed to be almost impossible to
keep the lamp lighted in some streets,
and wholly so on the stones which form
pavements in most places. Then, too, the
wheelmen say the lamp is always the first
thing damaged in a smash-up, and then,
if night overtakes the rider, he mus; push
his wheel home or run the risk of arrest.
It is always going out, always rattling,
always spilling oil all over the wheel and
the rider too when he touches it. and it is
universally condemned as a useless and
A bell, the wheelmen say, is every bit as
good, and if every wheel were compelled to
carry a good one, and to use it when
necessary, it would serve every purpose of
The wheelmen are willing to keep down
to ten miles an hour, but they think this is
not enough for a bicycle. They want to
be allowed to run faster than this, as the
wheel is mucti more easily handled, is
stopped much quicker and takes up very
little space in the road.
Sunday- Ni^ht Sorinlist Meeting.
Pythian Hall was crowded to the doors last
night with socialists, who had come to hear a
new apostle In the person of Morrison 1. Swift
of Boston. While Mr. Swift is an interesting
i talker, and appears to have an unlimited stock
of socialistic fact.- and risiures at nis tongue's
! end, he saw proper, on the occasion of hi- tirst
! appearance in. - San 'Francisco, to | follow . only
! beaten paths. He spoke. in a general way o'f
the labor I problem, and in eloquent,' forcible
! language told of the'reraedies which should be
i used to correct existing evils. ,
' : — .»'.*■ ■» - — ' • ' '
During -. the middle ages; the controversial
i spirit was so high among scholars that students
' under them carried arms and fought on meet
ing each other. This was customary at Oxford,
I and it is thought to be the origin of the still
I surviving cane rushes and other forms of mob
; and anarchical violence -. which characterize
I certain institutions of learning. ' >
SINGLE TAX IN DELAWARE
Congressman Maguire's Ad
dress at Foresters' Hall
SENATOR GRAY'S ANSWER.
How Democrats and Republicans
Regard the Movement — Mr.
"The right in Delaware cannot help being
of great and lasting good to the single
tax movement all over the world," Con
gressman James <>. Maguire told the ap
preciative audience that gathered at For
ester's Hall last evening to welcome his
return from the East.
'•It may not succeed in carrying Dela
ware for the single-tax in 1896, though I
am hopeful that it will," he added, "but
whether the end of the campaign shall be
in honorable defeat or a glorious victory,
the great stimulus given the movement
by the campaign will surely be of lasting
value to the cause at large."
It was of the Delaware single-tax cam
paign almost wholly that Judge Maguire
spoke last evening, hut at the end of his
address he reverted to the case of William
Scullj' in Illinois, as showing the futility
of laws forbidding the alien ownership of
land. The Legislature of Illinois passed
such a law in 1884, aimed particularly at
Scully. He had been driven out of Ireland
for his brutality as a landlord, and had in
vented his great wealth in immense farm
land holdings in Southern Illinois. After
the law passed, Scully came over to Illinois
from his London palace, and gave notice
of his intention to become a citizen of the
United States. A. few days ago he took
ihe oath of allegiance to Vncle Sam, and
then made preparations for resuming his
residence in London.
As to the campaign in Delaware, it had
progressed to an extraordinary extent in
the northern part of the State, the speaker
said. And now about the only public
question discussed there was the single tax
on land value?. There are three counties
in the State — Newcastle in the north and
Sussex and Essex in the south— and all of
them do not cover as large a territory as
Santa Barbara County.
The single-tax men claim to be able to
carry Newcastle County should an election
be held at once, and Judge Maguire be
lieves they will certainly be able to carry
it by the time of the election in 1886. In
Sussex and Essex counties the campaign
has not been as successful for the reason
that in these counties reside the more con
servative elements. Here, too, in the laFt
years of the nineteenth century are to be
found the piliory, the ducking-stool and
the whipping-post of the sixteenth cen
The local single tax men, however, are
very hopeful of carrying the entire stat
in I«**, in being able "to hold the balance
of power among the electors of the south
ern counties. They do- not propose to in
stitute a third party movement, but to
pledge candidates for the Legislature to
vote for a single-tax measure. At first the
Democrats were alarmed at the movement
and went to consult with United States
Senator Gray. They told him it would
be necessary in order to save the party in
that State to get up counter meetihg3 "ana
answer the single-tax speakers. Senator
Gray asked who was going to do the an
swering. They reolied that he should do
some of it. He told them frankly that he
could not answer them. He said he did
not want to see the single-tax principle go
into effect or the Democratic party lose its
grip on the State, but he told his col
leagues plainly that at bottom the single
tax men had" truth and justice on their
side and that the iess it was argued the
better for its antagonists. Meanwhile the
Republicans looked on with complacency.
Then a number of educated and distin
guished colored men from Philadelphia
and Washington, orators and men of great
prominence and ability, came down into
Delaware and told the negro Republican
voters that the single tax meant freedom
from industrial slavery. The Republicans
tried to offset this by explaining to the
negroes who owned their own homes in
tbat State, and consequently had great
influence among their less thrifty brethren,
that the single tax would increase their
land tax. But the negroes answered, said
Judge Maguire, that the freedom from all
personal taxation would far more than
compensate for this slight increase in their
land rates, and today nearly all the negro
voters in Delaware are single-tax advocates.
A NEW SOCIETY CRAZE
Children's Cotjllon , Parties,
Popular in the East, May
Events In Oakland— Teas, Luncheons
and Other Entertain
Children's parties have been given very
frequently this season at Newport, and
tnese affair?, although even for very young
children, are kept up quite late. The
cotillon is usually led, however, by one of
the older men, Elisna Dyer Jr., Tom Cash
ing and Roger "Winthrop being called upon
for the occasion. These entertainments are
in every way as handsome as the affairs for
the older members of society, and were it not
that there is no display of jewels and the
frocks of the young giris are naturally sim- i
pier than those worn by their sisters and!
mothers on similar occasions, there is little
difference in these balls. The beauty of
her sex is undoubtedly Miss Lillie Oel
riclis, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Oelrichs and the niece of the well-known
millionaire Hermann Oelrichs, who arrived
here on Saturday last from New York. ;
The beaux asked to meet them are college
boys. Some few of the elders are asked
to help out these juvenile balls, and but
for this dancing would be entirely a thing
of the past in Newport.
The newly organized Fortnightly Club
in Oakland "held its first meeting at Mili
tary Hall on Friday evening, October 4.
Thi« club, like the Friday Fortnightly Club
here, is composed of the jronpg society people
and will meet twice a mom h at the above men
tioned hall. Every fourth meeting will be an |
assembly evening. The patronesses of the club j
are: Mrs. I'renti»s Selby (president), Mrs. J. E.
McKlrath, Mrs. H. C. Taft, Mr-. 11. K. Belden,
Mrs. i.eorge W. liaker, Mrs. K. B. Beck, Mrs. A.
\V. Havens, Mrs. C. E. Palmer, Mrs. K. \Y. (ior
rilland Mrs. W. 11. Thickening.
Miss Kittie Stone pave a charming luncheon
on Thursday afternoon at the residence of her
aunt, Mrs. L. L. liaker. The luncht-on was
given in honor of Mrs. Bert Stone (nee Weitae),
who has just returned from her bridal tour.
Mrs Will Ashe entertained a 'number of
friends at a 4 o'clock tea on Thursday at her
residence, 1005 Le&venworth street. Theattair
was entirely informal. The parlor decorations
were whffo chrysanthemums. Mrs. Ashe re- ;
ceived hef guests— about twenty-fire of her
olti-'r married friends-assisted by Miss Bessie
Bowie and Miss Kdith Findley". Mrs. Ashe
intends to give several other teas during the
Wednesday evening Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Dickman gave a delightful musicale at their
residence in Berkeley. The musical numbers
were contributed by Mine. Seminario, Mrs.
John Howard, Mr.-. "Maud Berry Fisher, Miss
Mabel Gross, Mrs. Dickman, L. Crepaux and
The wedding of Dr. Samuel Tevis of Oakland,
well-known on this side of the bay as the
nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Tevis. "and Miss
Edith Mauvals, second daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Romeo M&uvais of San Jose, was the event
of the week in society circles in the latter city.
It was celebrated Tuesday at high noon at the
home of the bride's parents, on Stockton
avenue, Rev. Dr. Wakefield performing the
ceremonv. The bride's gown <vas a creation of
white satin and lace. Her sister. Miss Juliette
Maavais, was bridesmaid and Carter Tevis was
the best man. About fortv guests were present
at the wedding breakfast, which followed the
The wedding of Miss Nettie Rising, daughter
of ex-Judge Rising of Nevada, and J.J.Theo
baM of the Thames & Mersey Insurance Com
pany, was solemnized last Saturday evening at
8:3o o'clock at St. Stephen's Church, on Fulton
street, and was a very pretty and interesting
vedding. : "
The church decorations were extremely
pretty. At the chancel step was erected an
arch of bamboo and smilax. beneath w.'iich
the young couple stood during the reading of
the betrothal service. The aitar was beauti
fully arranged' with white chrysanthemums.
Potted plants and sagebrush, complimentary
to the bride, who is a native ot the state.: Ne
vada, were artistically arranged in appropriate
places.. The maid of honor was Miss Harriet
Porter of Santa Ro«a. . C. P. Shuyer was the
best man, and A. J. MeDoneH. c. B. Hill, Hun
ter Harrison and Philip Godlej usher*. Kan
dolphand Muriel Vail, the little nephew and
niece ot the bride, led the bridal procession.
After the ceremony a reception for tne bridal
! party only was held at the residence of the
bride's parents. 1101 Laguna street.
The bride, who is a elite blonde, looked v^ry
charming in a bridal gown of sa'in striped
faille. The jupe was made full and perfectly
plain. The corsage was cut square in ilie neck
and finished with a voke of Duchesse lace. The
sleeves reached only" to the elbow, and, like the
body of the eorsage, were baiied with chiffon.
The inaid oi honor wore a modish gown of yel
low mousseline de soie. . Mr. and Mrs. Theo
bald will leave by steamer to-day for a bridal
trip through Southern California.
A double wedding took place last Wednesday
evening at the residence of Mrs. Rose Gannon,
IS3G Grove street, Oakland, when her nieces,
the Misses Abbie and Annie E. Mee, were mar
ried, the former- to James 11. P. Mason of the
Pullman passenger department of theSouthern
Pacific Company at 613 Market street, and the
latter to Benjamin A. Harnett of the Pacific
Mail Steamship Company. The parlors were
prettily decorated, and about titty realatives
and friends of the contracting parties were
present to witness the ceremony, which was
performed by the Rev. Father' McSweeney,
pastor of St. Francis de Sales Church.
Professor Henri Fairweather had charge
of the music and sang the wedding song
from "Lohengrin." The colors of the wedding
were pale blue and yellow. The brides
maids, Miss Catherine Morris, Miss Sarah Nel
son, lor the former, were in pale blue, for the
latter. Miss Jessie Webster, Miss Clara Nelson,
were in yellow. The grooms were attended by
their best men, Geo. J. C. Me.Mullin and Austin
McNamara. T. B.Mee, the orother of the brides,
gave them away. Following the ceremony to
the strains oi "Lohengrin's" wedding march the
guests seated themselves to partake of the
wedding dinner. After dinner dancing was in
augurated and kept up until after midnight.
The numerous handsome presents received by
the brides attested their popularity on both
sides oi the bay. Both couples have gone on a
wedding trip to the southern part of the State,
and upon their return they will make their
future homes in Berkeley.
Mr. and Mrs. M. Harnman celebrated their
silver wedding anniversary Wednesday even
ing, October 2, at their residence, 322 F'remont
6treet. The parlors were profusely decorated
with flowers. A delightful evening was passed,
vocal, instrumental music and dancincf being
the chief amusement. '. About 11 o'clock the
guests retired to the diningiroom, where sup
per was served.
The engagement is announced at Stockton,
Cal., of Miss Hattie C.Marks, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Moses Marks, to M. A. stein. The
wedding is expected to take place in the near
Mr. and Mrs. Raleigh P. Hooe gave a theater
party Thursday night at the Columbia. Among
those in the party were Miss Era Knight, Mr.
Wright of Oakland, Mrs. Horace Beaton, Mrs.
Raleigh P. Hooe, Holden Davis of Cincinnati.
John Cunningham, Willard Seatou and
!:-!■ igu P. Hooe.
vn evening dress party was given last Thurs
.. evening at California Hall by the Golden
Thf grand march was led by Frank J.
Williams ami Miss May Kelley, and was made
up of some very pretty figures. Miss Keiiey
is a handsome blonde, and was elegantly at
tired in a cream-colored gown, and carried a
bouiiiiet of La France roses. At midnight the
orchestra played the medley, and all dispersed
after an enjoyable evening.
The Eschscholtzias will give a moonlight
cotillon party in (Jnion-square Hall Tuesday
evening, October 2'J, for which invitations are
out. and a very pleasant time is assured all
who attend. It is the intention of this club to
give none but strictly invitational parties and
thereby secure only select crowds.
Mr. ii'iri Mr>. H.'Dunlap. proprietors of the
Alexandria, 7^l Slitter street, gave the first of
its winter hops. It proved a most successful
A surprise party wa.« given to Mr. and Mrs.
11. S. .s liter on Thursday evening, October 10,
at their residence, UJUJohn street, in honor
of their crystal wedding, by their many friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Snier were the recipients of a
number of beautiful presents. Among the
guests were: Mr. and Mrs. T. H. McDonald, J.
Thompsn, Mr. MeCarty, Mr. tiross, Mr. O'Brien,
W. F. Ambrose, Mr. and Mrs. William Shafer,
Mr. and Mr*. Conner. Mr. and Mrs. Kiely, Mr.
and Mrs. Cavalia, Mr. and Mrs. McNutt, Mr.
and Mrs. Sagizia, Mrs. Igo, Miss C. Igo, Mrs.
Lenoir, Master Lenoir, Miss Evelin Cavalia,
Miss M. Grossetta, Mrs. Aridean, Miss Aridean,
Mr-, l.acasi, Miss Lecast, Miss Lena Lalb, Mrs.
C. Murphy, Mis«|M. Murphy, Miss Laura Suter.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Kadke will be at home the
second and fourth Wednesdays at 'SSI Capp
General G. 6. Meade Corps No. 01, \V. R. C.
■will give a birthday i,arty at Social Hall, For
esters' building, 102 O'karrt'll street, next
Tuesday evening, Octobt-r 15.
The County Mniaghan Social and Benevolent
dub will give their twenty-second annual ball
Wednesday evening, the 10th inst., at B'nai
The sixth party of the Golden Gate Enter
taining Society will take place on Weduesday
eveniiig, October '2<i, at California Hall, instead
of Friday evening, October '25, as before men
Mrs. j. Farquhar and daughter have gone to
Monterey to spend some time on their ranch
down the coast.
Baron and Baroness von Schroeder, who have
been at their ranch, near San Louis Obispo,
ever since the closing of the Hotel Kafael, have
taken the Zimmerman residence, 1321 Suiter
street, near Van Ness avenue, for the winter
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hyman of 1916 Califor
nia street have returned from their European
trip. At home tirst and second Wednesdays of
Mrs. M. 15. M. Toland has gone to the Occi
dental Hotel for the winter season.
SLIPPED FROM THE ROCKS
A Young Man Said to Have
Been Lost Near the Cliff
Constantine Kaufer Saw Him Fall
In the Surf and Tried In Vain
to Save Him.
A young man whose identity is yot yet
known slipped off one of the outlying
rocks near the Cliff House yesterday after
noon and was lo3t in the surf. Tne Morgue
officials had not heard of any such occur
rence in that vicinity at 'a late hour last
night, out the testimony of Constantine
Kaufer, an eye-witness of the affair, is to
the effect that the young man sank some
distance from shore, and after struggling
for several minutes in a choppy surf was
lost from sight.
Mr. Kaufer was seen at his home, 1439
Ellis street, last r-vening, and told his story
of the drowning as he saw it.
"It was about 2 o'clock in the after
noon,' he saiu. "I had gone to the beach
with my two boys and found a good fish
ing-place nearly under the ledge of rocks
beneath tne Clifl House. A few hundred
yards from where 1 sat I noticed a young
man on one of the large rocks lying pretty
far out in the surf and nearer the car-line
•'One of my boys suddenly called to me
and 1 looked up in time to see the strange
fisherman stumble and fall headlong into
the water. 1 hurried back to the beach and
then walked out on the small rocks to
where he had been sitting. It was very
foggy and 1 only saw him lor a moment at
a time. I called for assistance, but of the
large crowd which gathered none seemed
willing to follow me out to the rock. I
ooutd do nothing to save him. I waited
for some time and then took his bag and
pole, which I have in the house. Several
other persons on the rocks above yelled to
me a number of times when they caught a
glimpse of him. He was a man" of maybe
25 years and wore a dark suit. I recall
nothing else in his appearance."
There were two other accidents at the
beach yesterday, but in neither case did
any one fall into the surf. Mr. Kaufer is
positive the nian was drowned.
Twenty - Fifth Anniversary of
the Scottish Rite in
Eighty Old Members Observe the
Occasion in a Banquet at
The twenty-fifth anniversary of the or
ganization in California of the Scottish
Kite, or Thirty-third Degree, of Freema
sonry, was celebrated at the Masonic Tem
ple in this City Saturday night by a grand
banquet. Covers were laid for eighty, all
of whom were thirty-second degree Ma
sons, and some of whom had attained to
the highest possible decree, that jriven by
the Grand Consistory, whose silver anni
versary in this State was being observed.
There are four stages to Freemasonry.
The I^odge of Perfection gives the first
degrees, the Rose Croix gives the nest
higher, the Knights of Kotash administer
the succeeding degrees up to the thirty
third, and the Grand Consistory gives that
In California there are now about 175
Blue lodges, or ordinary Masonic lodges,
the first one having been instituted ia
1849; and there are two Grand Consistories,
one in this City and one in Los Angeles.
The fir.»t Grand Consistory on the Pacific
Coast was constituted in this City on Oc
tober 12, I^TU. and was organized by
Ebenezer H. Shaw, a thirty-third degree
Mason and sovereign grand inspector-gen
eral for the State of California, assisted by
Thomas H. Caswell, active member of the
Supreme Council of the Southern Jurisdic
tion of Cue United States, and Isaac S.
Titus, honorary inspector-general, both of
whom were thirty-third degree men.
Since its organization the Grand Con
sistory has held fifty sessions under the
following presiding otncers: William T.
Reynolds, John M. Browne, William A.
Paviess, Charles F. Brown, David McClure,
Theodore EL Goodman, Stephen Wing,
William S. Moses, W. Frank Pierce, James
B. Merritt, Charles L. Patton. Henry 8.
Preceding the banquet the Temple Quar
tet, consisting of Messrs. OgUvie, Mayer,
Bastes and Fleming, sang "The Soldier's
Farewell" and "Lovely Night." Colonel
Pwalph de Clairmont delivered an address.
During the banquet the following mu
sical programme was rendered under the
direction of Samuel D. Mayer: Bone,
"For All Eternity," byj. F. Fleming, with
violin obligato by A. H. Kay ton; song,
"Across the Stream,' by J. *K. Ogilvie;
violin solo. "Cavatina." by A. 11. Kayton;
song, -'If the Waters Could Speak as They
Flow," by J. G. Baston.
Charles L. Patton officiated as toast
master and called for the following toasts:
"Grand Master of the Grand Consistory," re
sponded to by Henry S. Cline.
'•The Chief Magistrate of the United States."
by Dr. I. K. Stone.
•'The Supreme Council. A. and A. S. R., bv
Harry I. I.ask. grand preceptor.
"Grand consistory of California," by William
?. >U.-es, past grand master.
"Grand Lodge and Grand Master of Masons
of California, ' by J. H. Goodman.
'(.rand Chapter and Other Masonic Bodies of
California. " by < harles Dalton.
"To the Memory of the Brethren of the De
grees Whose Labors Have Ceased During the
Present Year, ' by the Kev. A. McAllister W
"To All Masons and Masonic Bodies of All
Rites and Degrees Over the .Surface of the
Earth," by S. W. Rosenstook.
"Honors and Laurels to the Worthy, Health
to the Sick, Comfort to the Needy arid Succor
to the Oppressed Everywhere,'' bv E \V
In every respect the banqnd was a great
success and continued until 1 o'clock Sun
day morning. Most of those In attendance
were residents of this City, though several
came from different parts* of the State and
from other sections of the country.
Lace ficbus become more and more elab
orate and beautiful. They are an improve
ment upon those that uli'engravings show
to have been worn in colonial davs.
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