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MONDAY OCTOBKR I*, 1895
Baldwin Theateb.— •• Trilby."
Columbia Thkatkr-" Hood."
Woßosco's Opkba-house— "The Phoenix. 1
Tivoli OrrßA-HOUsE— "II Trovatore,"
OBrnErvt— High-Class Vaudeville.
Oiovni A i.cazab.—" Confusion."
Peoples' Theateb, Howard St.— "After Park."
Bay DistbictTback.— Races.
ItACDOXOUaB Theateb (Oaki.akd)— An Kven-
ing with Henry E. DUey, to-night.
atk Boarp or Tbaijk Kx wibit.— 67s Market
it rtet, below seoond. Opea dally. Adnr.ssion free.
MscHaxtca' rAVrtioK.— Farewell performance
of Fri: • Scheel, Saturday. October 19.
By L. n. Bubd— To-day ( Monday)— Wood and
Coal Yard at XS23 tadfiC street, at 1 o'clock.
CITY ITEMS IN BEIEF.
• Golden Gate I'ark was crowded with visitors
The Call Bicycle Club bad a run to the races
at Uaywards yesterday.
The 'cyclers want the bicycle road iu Golden
Gate Park extended one mite. >..:•"•'
The State Miners' association meets this
morning at 11 o'clock at Pioneer HalL
An Eastern wheelman says there are no better
"bicycle roads than those in Golden Gate Park.
Three teams of two men each (.hot an Inter
esting rifle ir.au h over the Schuetzen Park riho
The American Indian ia a descendant of the
Israelites, according to Elder Tanner of the
local Mormon church.
The Congregation Onabai . c h«Oome will hold
a lair on i: .11 aid of the building
fund of the synagogue.
K.'v. W. A. Gardner, pastor of the Westside
. ralked on "l>«?eas and Creeds
in the Coming Church" last nignt.
Congressman Masruire explained the single
tax tation in i elaware to an appreciative
audience at Foresters' Hall last evening.
The Olympics were defeated bv the Pacifies
in aa exciting game of baseball at Cesitral
I'aT'i. vesterday afterncou by the score of 11
Over 1000 property-holders along the line of
Sanchez Ftrcvt arc- about to petition the Super
ior numerous improvements on that
Miss Margie Van Cou, the Evangelist,
ed "at the Howard-street Methodist
Church last evening from the text "What
In the cup cricket matches yesterday the
Alamedas debated the Californias at Alameda
hih! the Pacifies were beaten by the Bohemians
it: Golden (jate.
Mi-Dougall, of the Acme Club, won the
wheelmen's ten-mile road race yesterday, and
■\Yiiifr, of the San Jose Road Club, made best
time, 25:59 2-5.
Harry Harvey, of the California Cycling
Ciul', vu killed by an electric car on the Hay
wards rend yesterday. No blame was attached
to Motorman Endieott.
The revenue cutter Perry came in from Ber
terday morning. Captain re
ported the volcanoes on the Aleutian Islands
in a btaie of eruption.
Constance Kaufer of 1439 Ellis street tells a
story about the drowning of a young man in
irf at the Cliff House yesterday. The
body was not recovered.
Judge Conlan and A. J. Martin, ex-Fire Com
missioner, defeated County Clerk Curry and
Judge Campbell at handball in the Union
The Congregation Sherith Israel held its
annual eaterday. Testimonials were
presented to Louis Brown, president, and Mi
chael Uoidwater, vice-president.
Victor Marchand, a boy living on Telegraph
Hill, leil from the stone wall near the Cliff
House yesterday and fractured his bkull. The
injury will probably prove fatal.
The Pacific Coast editors will meet in this
City on the sS6th to discuss plans for promoting
San Francisco's chances in securing the next
National .Kepublican convention.
There was a large attendance of German
sharpshooters and military marksmen at the
Shell Mound Park rifle range yesterday and a
number of line Korea were made.
A cotr.mittee from the Milkmen's Association
met with representatives of the Board of Health
yesterday and submitted an ordinance rcgu
lating the sal'.- of adulterated milk.
Sergeant Shea's Chinatown squad made an
important capture of a professional Chinese
burglar yesterday and prevented what would
undoubtedly have been a large haul.
Several thousand people ■watched the merry
makers in the Spanish carnival celebrate the
Mechanics' Pavilion Saturday night, the an
niversary of the discovery of America.
John O'Maller. a boy living at 115 Tehama
Btreet. -was knocked off the Ocean Beach and
Cliff House cars yesterday and sustained in
juries to his head that may prove fatal.
Trouble has arisen in the Democratic Junta
over the fact that Max Topper controls the
Watkins commiaee. atxl is therefore virtually
0 tern. Mr. Daggutt of :he ciskiyous is
Mabel Thompson, a young girl living at 1935
O'Farrell stre ;, uas knocked down by a bicy
ay i.:i SteLner street and Goiden
Gute avenue, and sustained serious internal
D Directors held an executive meet-
I Ity yesterday morning, and de
e railroad embankment at Folsom
Prison h<- widened to accommodate a double
ilarm from bos 125 yesterday afternoon
r .1 small lire at 2019 Leavenworth street.
A d weiUng oirned by M. A. Post and occupied
■-• families was damaged $200 worth. It
-ed by carelessness with hot ashes.
The twenty-fifth anniversary of the institu
tion in California of the Scottish Kite orthirty
legree of Freemasonry, was celebrated
by eight; thirty-second degree Masons in a big
banquet at the Masonic Temple Saturday night.
Mrs. Mary Guerin, Third and Hunt streets
swallowed a dose of morohine yesterday morn
Ing became her husband had not been nome
for two nights. She was taken to the Receiv
ing Hospital and was soon pronounced out of
Henry Levy, 530 California street, while suf
fering from an overdose of liquor and a crazy
idea that he was possessed of the key to the
Durrant murders, jumped into the bay yester
day momine- in learch of Blanche Lanioht and
A sensation was created in the Ahlborn
House on Grant avenue yesterday when Maude
Stanley's pistol -went off in her room. Mrs.
Stanley fainted, and her mother and sister
thinking she had been killed fainted also, but
do one was injured.
James D. Sullivan, a forty-niner, abandoned
his wife in this City more than thirty-five years
ago. Since then he lias hart three other wives,
the last one surviving him at New York. A
$10,000 bank account has been discovered,
which will be the subject of a contest.
Ralph Creilmon, alias William Hayes, a
jockey, was arrested yesterday morning on a
warrant charging him with stealing a bioycle
in June, 1894, from "\Vilham SommerseU,
which he sold for $45 to William Norman, the
proprietor of a tyclery on McAllister street.
Po6sible claimants af?ainn the Pacific Mail
Steamship Company have been given a little
more time by the United States District Court,
New York, to rile their claims before the court
Fhall take action upon the company's plea that
the damages asked already exceed the value of
The steamship Chin* arrived from China
touching at Honolulu for the mails. Her run
from the islands was 5 days, 13 hours and 54
minutes. She was quarantined by Dr.
Chalmers. Among her passengers were Irving
M. Scott and General Wiiliams, agents for the
WHEELED OVEE A GIEL.
Mabel Thompson Knocked Down and
Injured l>y a Klcjcligt.
Mabel Thompson, a pretty girl, 15 years
of age, living at 1935 O'Farrell street, was
knocked down by a bicycle yesterday after- j
noon and sustained severe internal inju
ries. She was standing on the corner of
Steiner street and Golden Gate avenue
talking with a friend when several men
on bicycles passed along the avenue.
One of the wheelmen was nearer *the
sidewalk than the ottiers and the girlß at
tempted to get out of the way. Miss Thomp
son wad not quick enough and the front
wheel struck her. She was V&ocked to the
.. ground unconscious. Her iriend removed
her to a house near by and a little later
she was sent to the Receiving Hospital,
where the doctors stated that she was seri
oußly iniured internally.
K The fellow who ran down the young girl
kept on his way without so much as look
ing back. When spectators called upon
mm to stop he increased his speed and was
boon out of sight.
THE CHINA QUARANTINED.
Irving M. Scott Returns Home
With "Ships in His
HIS HUMOROUS STATEMENT.
The Arrival of the Cutter Perry.
The Aleutian Volcanoes in
The Pacific Mail steamship China ar
rived last evening from the Orient with a
clean bill of health and anchored on the
quarantine grounds. She stopped inside
the harbor of Honolulu, taking the mails,
but no passengers.
She reports that the cholera epidemic at
the islands was fast decreasing as there
had been no new cases since September 28.
Tue scare had passed away and the people
felt that there was no more danger.
Dr. Chalmers boarded the steamer and
ordered her to remain in quarantine until
she was fumigated. No one was permitted
to board her or leave the vessel. A meet
ing of the Board of Health will be held to
day and the period of her detention passed
Among her thirty-one cabin passengers
were Irving M. Scott and General Wil
liams, agent of Cramps, the Philadelphia
ship-builders. Mr. Scott was called to the
steamer's rail ana interviewed by The
Call reporter from a Whitehall boat.
"Mr. Scott, how about those contracts
from Japan?" was asked.
"Oh. I've got 'em," answered the jovial
molder of cruisers — "three of 'em. One
battlesnip under each arm and another in
i; Has the Cramps' man got his ships in
his hat, also?"
■'Yes. But don't say I told you, for he
is smuggling them over, aud the customs
fellows will catch him sure. This is in
confidence, you know, not for publication.
Of course I'm going to pay duty on mine.
Say, can't you send us off a can of milk,
straight— no water in it— something to
cheer us in quarantine?"
The revenue cutter Perry returned from
Bering Sea, steaming into haibor at 3
o'clock yesterday morning. Whatever
easy times other Government vessels may
have had the small tleet of the Treasury
Department had hard work, and each
little cutter paid for her "keep" over and
The Perry mads a voyage around the
Horn, and after a few weeks' stay in this
port sailed for her patrolling station on the
sealing grounds. On June 9of this year
she began the zigzag journey around the
rookeries, first on the 60-mile zone, then
on the 120-mile.
She cruised In all 11 000 miles and
boarded twenty sealers. No seizures of
vessels were made by the Perry, none being
caught hunting within the proscribed
Captain Smith believed that more than
50,000 skins have been taken tins year.
Fully sixty sealers were examined by the
cutters and their catch would average 800
skins for each vessel, bringing the catch
up to 45,000. It has been stated that about
17,000 were taken on tLe Japanese coast,
and the 15,000 from the rookeries would
make a total catch of 82,000.
The Perry reported that the chain of
volcanoes on the Aleutian Islands were
unusually active, about half of the forty
craters constantly throwing out lava, ashes
and dense volumes of smoke. The steam
volcano on the new Boeoslof Island dis-
EDWARD H. BENJAMIN. A. 11. RICKETTS. w. C. R ALSTON.
SOME OF THE LEADING MEN OF THE MINJSRS' CONVENTION WHICH MEETS TO-DAY.
I charged night and day, and the whole
island was veiied in vapor.
The winter hung on till late this year in
the Bering Sea, and even in June tue ice
was thick around the Pribylof islands, and
I a few hundred miles to the northward of
I the group the ice spread over considerable
, space of the sea. The cruising season for I
j the cutters closed September 15.
i The ofticers of the Perry were Captain
H. D. Smith, Lieutenants George KMc-
Connell, G. C. Carmine, C. S. Craig and E.
V. Johnson ; Chief Engineer E. G. I
Schwartz, Engineers H. U. Butler and 1).
M. de Reamer and Surgeon A.T. Mitchell.
Lieutenant Johnson is at St. George Isl- !
and, where he will remain until Novem
ber. Miss Josephine Smith, daughter of
Captain Smith, is also on board of the
The steamer Afoguak arrived yesterday
from Pyramid Harbor, Alaska. She re
ported that after the sixty tishermen were
discharged at that place by Superinten
dent Murray, who thought that the season
was over, a late run of sulnion took place,
and their being no men to handle the fish,
almost the entire harvest was lost.
A few fish were caught by the Indians
who were employed. They charged the
packing association 10 cents per salmon,
cutting off the profit.
A disturbance among the Indians is re- I
ported at Tyeo Inlet, about fifty miles j
southeast of Pyramid Harbor. A white !
trader supplied them with liquor, and in !
the consequent trouble one of the Indians 1
was killed by another. The slayer was a i
Mission echool youth, and his tribe con- '
sidered him on this account free from \
The trader was adjudged the guilty party j
and two white lives were demanded as 1
payment for the native that was killed, i
The young Indian was arrested by a j
Deputy Marshal and the whole tribe have I
arisen in consequence. It is not thought I
anything serious will result, however, and
the disturbance will be quelled.
The Corinthian yacht fleet took their
last bay cruise of the season yesterday,
prior to laying up for the winter. All tlie
vessels were crowded with excursionists.
Led by the flag yacht Truant they passed ,
around the harbor bidding "good-by" to !
the scenes of their summer's outing.
The schooner Mazatlan which, in com
pany with the ship Dieco, was reported
lost with all hands on board off La Paz
during the recent storm, arrived in that
port night before last all safe. She reports
having passed the Diego, winch is aground,
with her stern-post and rudder gone. The
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1895.
Diego's crew and passengers were safe, and
it was believed that the ship would soon
THE THEATEKS TO-NIGHT,
What Is on the Programmes of the Sev
eral Places of Amusement.
The Baldwin Theater will this evening
present "Trilby," which for two weeks
past has proved such an attraction. Lack
aye's impersonation of that extraordinary
character, Svengali, has a fascination for
the people that draws them to him, as has
been evinced by the crowded houses every
night he has appeared.
The Bostonians will appear this evening
at the Columbia in that successful and
charming opera, "Robin Hood." The
large and enthusiastic audiences at each
performance last week gave proof of the
appreciation of good singing and that
San Franciscans are not dead frost when a
meritorious performance is placed on the
At the Grand Opera-house Manager
Moro3co will offer Milton Nobles' master
piece, "The Phoenix." This play, which
is not new to the play-goers of this City,
has a certain attractiveness that will always
draw a full, if not a crowded, house. The
author-aotor will appear in the principal
role and will be supported by the full
strength of the company.
Those who are inclined to laugh will
have an opportunity to do so to their
heart's content at G rover's Alcazar to
night, when "Confusion" will be pre
sented. This play, founded on a series of
amusing mistakes in regard to a baby and
a pet pug, is one that will keep an audi
ence in the best of humor from the rising
to the falli:.g of the curtain. ,
The opera bill at the Tivoli Opera-house
this evening is "IlTrovatore," Verdi's ever
favorite composition. Alice Carle, who
has been absent for a month, will reappear
in the cast. The opera will be staged with
that close attention to all the details for
which this house is noted, and a pleasant
evening's entertainment is assured.
Fresh attractions will be offered to the
audience at the Orpheum Music Hali this
evening. One of these will be the Gotham
City Qyartet that will introduce a novel aud
amusing performance. This combination is
from Madison-square Garden, New York,
and is highly commended. Another attrac
tion is Memphis Kennedy, musical come
The People's Theater in Union Hall, on
Howard street, will this evening offer the
same bill that was presented on Saturday,
the opening night. It is "After Dark," a
melodrama, ana vaudeville performances
between the acts. The later is a novelty
that seems to meet the views of the audi
ences that patronize this place.
At Macdonongh's Theater, Oakland,
Henry E. Dixey will appear in an original
monologue, in which he will introduce all
of his famous specialties and imitations.
This will be for one night only.
MINERS' MEETING TO-DAY.
The Railroad Is Desirous of
Placer County to Caucus This
Morning-— Headquarters Are
Opened at the Palace.
The lobbies of the hotels last evening
were lively with the delegates coming in
to attend the Miners' Convention, which
opens this morning at 11 o'clock in Pio*
neer Hall. A large number came in on
the late train at 11 p. m., and it is expected
that there will be about 400 in attendance.
Headquarters were opened on the first
floor of the Palace Hotel. At 9 o'clock
this morning the Placer County delegation
will hold a caucus there.
There will be no contest over any office,
except that of secretary. The candidates
for this position, however, are- making
enough fight for all. They are W. C. Rals
ton, the incumbent; Julian Sonntag, who
has been the association's treasurer dur
ing the past year, and Assemblyman R. I.
Thomas of Nevada City.
For the presidency Jacob Neff will be
re-elected without opposition, as will the
vice-president, S. K. Thornton, for his of
fice. Andrew Carrigan is the only candi
date for treasurer.
The convention assembles a month ear
lier than it did last year in order to give
the committees time to prepare the bills
that may be determined on by the con
vention in time for presentation to Con
It is reported that the railroad people,
through Mr. Mills, are going to make an
offer to help frame the bill to be presented
to Congress for the settlement of the miu
eral-land question. It is understood that
their proposition will be that they appoint
a committee of lawyers and the Miners'
Association appoint another, the two to
act jointly in framing a bill to be sub
mitted to Congress, which, if passed, will
settle the mineral-land dispute.
0 RUSHED HIS SKULL.
Terrible Accident to a Boy at the
John O'Mally, 13 years of age, who lives
with his parents at 155 Tehama street, lies
in the Receiving Hospital with a badly
As the Cliff House train approached the
tunnel under the park driveway to the
beach vonng O'Maliy, who was a passen
ger, noticed one of his friends on the last
car and attempted to go back to see him.
He swung round the partition at the end
of the car. Just as he did so the train en
tered the tunnel and O'Malley's head was
smashed with great force against one of
the upright supports of the tunnel.
The boy was knocked to the ground un
conscious and bleeding from several cuts
on his face and head. His skull was frac
ARMY AND NAVY NOTES
Annual March and Target
Practice of Battery F, Fifth
FUTURE OF THE PRESIDIO.
A Crew for the Boston— The Monitor
Monadnock to Be Completed
General Forsyth, commander of the
Department of California, accompanied by
First Lieutenant J. Franklin Bell, A. D.
C, left San Francisco yesterday for Se
quoia Park. The purpose of the trip is to
inspect Captain James Lockett's Troop I
of the Fourth Cavalry now on duty in the
park guarding against forest fires and
protecting the reservation from the incur
sion of sheep-herders.
Light Battery F, Fifth Artillery, Captain
Charles Morris, is now out on annual prac
tice march. The battery is near Redwood
City at present. Last Saturday First
Lieutenant J. F. Reynolds Landis, in
charge of the office of inspector of artillery,
department headquarters, received the fol
lowing telegram from Captain Morris at
lied wood City :
Will commence target practice Monday at 10
Lieutenant Landis will attend the prac
tice. A good range has been located and
so me excellent work may be done.
The practice march will extend to Mon
terey, but will not exceed one month's
Lieutenant William G. Haan is desig
nated as quartermaster and commissary
The train consists of three escort wagons,
each, with a teamster and four mules. The
post quartermaster at the Presidio will
send fifteen days' rations to Monterey.
Funds are provided for the purchase of
fresh meat and vegetables on the route.
The battery will pass through a rich
and fruitful country, and there should be
no lack of poultry, fish and game.
Plans of the new Presidio, published in
yesterday's Call, have caused general com
ment among the officers and enlisted men
of the post. It is well known that General
Nelson A. Miles, who is now in command
o! the army, has long favored the plan of
abandoning many of the small posts on
the frontier and at other places and con
centrating the troops at a few of the im
portant cities of the country. In carrying
out ibis plan the Presidio will become a
very important station, where nearly all
the troops on the Pacific Coast will be
massed. An army officer who hag studied
the subject said yesterday:
"The Presidio has the advantage of rail
' and water communication. It is the cen
ter of the railway system on this side of
ttie continent, and troops can be dis
patched from the reservation to any point
required without delay.
"In ca?e of tumult, riot or strikes in San
Francisco the troops would be available
immediately. A great advantage of the
Presidio is its deep water facilities and
good wharfage. Ships and steamers can
land or receive supplies at all times. It is
possible to support the troops at one cen
tral station for much less money than is
needed to maintain an eo^ual force sta
tioned at various points. L nder new con
ditions it may become expedient to aban
don the stations at Angel Island and Be
nicia, as well as many of the frontier
Some affairs are better managed in mili-
tary circles than in civil life. According
to special orders No. 118, from headquar
ters department of California, Private Wil
liam E. Bennett, Company B, First In
fantry, neglected his duties as company
cook and for this neglect he was tried r>y a
general court-martial, proved guilty and
sentenced to forfeit $20 to the tTnited
States and to be confined at hard labor for
To men and women whose knowledge of
army life is gained chiefly from a study of
battle pictures wherein the great leaders
are portrayed as riding on furious chargers
over the prostrate music bands and the
artillery, it may be necessary to explain
that neglect of duty on the part of the
cook is a very serious matter, and is in
violation of the sixty-second article of war.
The absence of the cook without leave is
in violation of the thirty-second artice of
war. In civil life similar condnct on the
part of a cook would hardly be in viola
tion of any one of the articles of peace.
The cruiser San Francisco was at South
ampton September 15.
Captain Robley D. Evans has be«n
ordered to command the battle-ship In
The detail of officers for the cruiser
Boston, now at Mare Island, has been
completed. Commander Nicol Ludlow
has been recommended for promotion to
captain, and will probably command the
cruiser. It is said that the department
will be compelled to send a crew from the
East to man tne cruiser. The report goes
that there has been some difficulty in get
ting the character of men desired for the
naval service on the Pacific Slope. It
would be interesting in San Francisco
to know how the department gets the
information that desirable men cannot be
found on this side of the continent. The
Boston will be attached to the Pacific
Orders have been issued by the Navy
Department to expedite the work on the
monitors Terror, Monadnock and Puritan.
The Monadnock is at Mare Island, tier
armor is either in place or ready to be put
on board, but some of the eun mounts have
not been installed. The Monadnock will
be assigned to duty on the Pacific.
The cruiser Philadelphia is expected at
Seattle this week.
The U. S. ship Marion sailed for the
South last Saturday.
Maro Island Letter.
MARE ISLAND, Cal., Oct. 12. — The
naval colony in Vallejo consists at the
present time of fifteen or sixteen families,
eight of which live on Capitol Hill or in
its immediate vicinity.
These last referred to are the families of
Commander C. E. Clark, now on waiting
orders; his son-in-law, Ensign S. S. Robi
son. on duty at the yard; Chaplain Frank
Thompson of the Independence and En
sign E. 8. Leiper of the Monterey ; Lieu
tenant F. M. Bostwick of the Thetis and
Engineer Solon Arnold and Constructor
Elliot Snow, attached to the yard. The
two last named occupy their own charm
ing homes, lately buiit.
Of the others the family of Lieutenant
T. S. Phelps expects soon to move to a
pretty cottage now building on Capitol
Hill. The wife and son of Engineer R. E.
Carney of the Olympia are spending the
summer at Santa Cruz. The family of
Chief Engineer G. E. Burnap of the Balti
more is occupying the lovely home of
Lieutenant W. D. Rose of the Olympia,
Mrs. Eose having eone to join her husband
on his arrival in China, and in their cosy
York-street cottage is the family of Lieu
tenant H. It. Tyler, who has received his
"preliminary orders"— an official notifica
tion to hold himself in readiness for orders
MRS. JANE LAXHSOP STANFORD.
— relegating him to the cruiser Boston,
Soon to go into commission.
Social pleasures are at low ebb on Mare
Island these glorious moonlight nights
and Indian summer days. Since Admiral
Beardslee sailed away with the Philadel
phia much of the aforetime inspiration to
gav-hearted mirth has been wanting.
With the Philadelphia also sailed away
a considerable number of pounds avoirdu
pois (in the shape of lieutenant and en
sign) by way of lover. Not until Decem
ber shall we look to see her and her gallant
admiral and other officers, agreeable or
beloved, as the case may be.
Captain Henry L. Howison has been in
command of the navy yard for nearly
three years and has not been known to set
foot in Vallejo more than three times, if
so many. He very seldom leaves his post,
rinding plenty to engage his attention
when not strictly "on duty."
The commandant's office hours are the
same as those of the heads of departments
and the clerical force employed under
them — from 9 A. K. to 4p. M. And in of
rice hours there is where Captain Howison
can almost invariably be found. No mar
tinet, he is a punctilious and exacting,
though eminently just officer.
A host of friends' are regretfully wishing
bon voyage to Mrs. Frank Thompson and
Miss Ella, wife and daughter of the es
teemed chaplain of the Independence, who
yesterday took their departure for Chicago,
where they will spend a couph of months"
visiting relatives. On her return Mrs.
Thompson will be accompanied by her sis
ter, Miss Anne Carleton, who during the
past summer was accounted a leading belle
at Bar Harbor.
The navy people turned out in force on
Tuesday night to 3ee the blue-jackets dis
port themselves in a minstrel performance
for the benefit of the Naval Union — the
sailor boy's reading-room, gymnasium,
billiard-room and general temperance
headquarters — for which they are indebted
primarily to the inspiration and manage
ment of the Rev. Theodore F. Burnham.
Thursday night the finest audience, as
to quality of intellectual material, which
Vallejo can afford, comfortably half-filled
Farragut Hall to hear President Jordan's
lecture (preceded by some pleasing musi
cal numbers, rendered by local talent,) on
"The Ascent of the Matterhorn." This lec
ture and the Mollenhauer concert, noted
in my last, were parts of a series of high
class entertainments planned by Mr. Bun
ham for the benefit or the Naval Union.
Since Chief Pay Clerk Walter D. Bollard
became a man of leisure by breaking his
leg on colliding with a tnesseneer-boy in
the office of the Baldwin Hotel nearly a
month ago Paymaster Skelding and Mr.
Barber, second clerk, have been kindly
assisted by Pay Clerk Haskett of the Mon
terey. The semi-monthly payment of over
1000 men, involving the separate account
of each individual, the distribution of
forty odd thousand dollars and the render
ing of reports to the department at Wash
ington, all tied together in an almost
inextricable tangle of red tape, refutes the
popular notion that Government employes
have little or nothing to do.
After an interval of some years there is
again a school on Mare Island for the
small children living at the yard, for whom
the distance of the schools in Vallejo is an
insurmountable barrier to their attend
ance. Miss Beatrice Parker has under
taken this work, much to the satisfaction
of all concerned.
Navy people here and hereabouts are
anticipating the early arrival of Mrs.
Albion V. Wadhams, wife of Lieutenant-
Commander Wadhams, now on her way
from the East. Yyab Deay.
The Discovery of America Celebrated
During a Night of Revelry at the
The Spanish carnival in celebration of
the discovery of America waa a grand
affair at the Mechanics' Pavilion Saturday
night, and was witnessed by fully 3000
Preceding the ball, which was continued
until early Sunday morning, there was a
series of brilliant spectacular effects. Beau
tiful living pictures and bronze statuary
were exhibited on the stage.
Sergeant Davis of the United States
army was the victor in a broad-sword con
test held for the entertainment of the de
lighted spectators, who applauded every
thing from the roller-skating contest
between E. A. King and C. L. Murphy to
the inarch and graceful movements of the
gayly costumed masqueraders.
A drill by an infantry company from the
Presidio under command of Sergeant Har
vtv met with deserved applause.
1 The proceeds of the carnival will be de
voted to the mortuarv fund of the Madrid
Mutual Benevolent Society, under whose
auspices the affair was given.
NOW STANFORD MAY GROW
An Avalanche of Congratula
tory Messages Pouring in
on Mrs. Stanford.
SYMPATHY FOR HER DEVOTION.
The Decision In the Government
Suit Pleases the Many Friends
of the University.
Private advices received here yesterday
announce the to-be-expected news that
Mrs. Stanford, who went East a few days
ago, is receiving an avalanch of telegrams
congratulating her on winning the big
Government suit against the Stanford
estate and saving the $15,000,000 to the
Such congratulations will undoubtedly
crowd upon her for months as she meets
friends of herself and ot the Stanford Uni
versity East and West. She has a host of
warm and influential friends at Washing
ton who became friends of the late Senator
and herself during their long connection
with the official and social life of tlie capi
tal, and many Senators and Congressmen
have wished her success — for the uni
versity's sake, at least— and stood ready to
vote for any bill remitting the millions re
covered if the Government won the suit.
Then this institution here, broadly planned
and run, and marking the farthest ad
vance toward intellectual freedom and the
idea of individual education among the
world's institutions of learning, has a
steadily increasing number of admirers
who would deeply regret a blow that
would cut short at the outset its career of
There is widespread personal sympathy
for Mrs. Stanford, too, among those who
understand a little of the heroic struggle
and the devoted and self-sacrificing labors
which she has bestowed on the university
since Senator Stanford's death. She took
the management of the vast estate at the
time of greatest business depression, and
found it tangled and able to yield very
little money. Since that time she has
abandoned every social pleasure, devoted
herself to business early and late, dis
played surprising strength of character
and business ability, brought rigid econ
omy into play everywhere, even making
her personal and household expenses less
than those of many fairly well-to-do resi
dents of the Western Addition, and has
supported the university largely from her
private fortune. Since the filing of the
Government suits not a dollar of the estate
could be used, and cannot be until the
Probute Court here orders the distribution
of the estate. The Government suit has
alone stood in the way of that for a year
The late Senator Stanford bequeathed
$2,500,000 to the university in addition to
the great endowment of land made before,
but this $2,500,000 will not become avail
able before che distribution. The bulk of
the estate bequeathed, to the value of
many millions, goes to Mrs. Stanford, but
it is a settled thing that she will leave it
nearly all to the institution which it was
the noble and culminating ambition of
Mr. and Mrs- Stanford to found as a monu
ment to theii»son, and which is now Mrs.
Stanford's sole interest.
So even among people believing most
strongly in the justice of the Government's
claim there is a sense of satisfaction that
the money will go to the public anyhow,
and few regret that the great plans for tbe
university's future are now likely to be
THE COMING OHUKCH.
The Rev. Sir. Gardner Talks About the
The West Side Christian Church was
taxed to its utmost last night to accommo
date the crowd that wanted to hear the
pastor, Rev. W. H. Gardner, talk on the
subject, "Creed and Deed, or the Coming
Mr. Gardner has now under way what is
termed an institutional church, and which
was described in his remarks last night.
"Every man has a definite end. else he
is like a watch without a spring, or an
engine without steam," he said. "A creed
may be short, in fact the Apostles had
only one creed and that a short one — Jesus
is the church. As long as this lasted the
church prospered, but changes came and
with it changes in the church. In this
day it is not a man's deeds which count,
but his belief. All these changes have
resulted in a condition of things in which
pride and not religion takes a prominent
"Millions are spent for costly churches,
which, at most, are open three hours of
each week of the fifty-two. Think of it,
they are closed for 313 days of the year.
Much of the dry rot to-day existing in
churches is found in their living up to the
creed rather than the deed.
"What we want is a church that will
look more to deeds and less to creeds. We
want an institution with its doors open
every day in the year, the rich and poor
alike welcome and its members tilled with
the spirit of the man of Galilee. We want
men who will come into it to work — to
worship Jesus the Christ. Men who will
seek to make Christ known to the world by
loving daily ministrations to the poor, the
sick, the hungry and the helpless. This ia
what the coming church will be, and this
is what the West Side Church ia soon to
rRICCLAnDLS.GOTTLOD« o>- Ltsi»AnDrwiA6«>-"
Everybody Wants to See
The .Famous, - Original
j — BOSTONIASTS — :
SEATS ON SALE TO-DAY FOR
j PRINCE ANANIASI :
First production in San Francisco on Monday
next, October 21.
LAST C NIGHTS !
iEatin^k! I WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY
Last Performance Saturday Night. '
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FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE
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1 N'ri.r i UNO-
Drama, Opera, Comedy, Vaudeville, Etc.
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"THE PASSING SHOW"
The Greategt Novelty of the Season.
The Handsomest Family Tbeaterln Amerlc*. .
WAXTJiJt MOKOaCO....MQIe L«»see and M.aa»iae
THIS EVENING AT EIGHT.
POSITIVELY THE LAST WEEK
Of the Famous Player and Playwright,
In His Great American Drama,
A Continuous Success for Twenty Years.
£vekino I'mcia— and 50c.
" f Family Circle and Gallerv. 10c.
Usual Blatinees Saturday ana Sunday.
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BEASOI OF GRASHTALm OPERA!
EVERY EVKNING THIS WEEK,
" Verdi'3 Most Popular Opera,
hit Snnday Afternoon— Special Matinee.
AN AFTERNOON WITH* DIXEY.
HEXEY E. DIXEY,
THE TIVOLI OPERA COMI'AXY.
ENLARGED ORCHESTRA, Etc.
Popular Prices— 2sc and sOc.
. The London and New York Laughing Craze,
THAT DOG! THAT BABY!
LEONARD GROVER JR.,
GKACIE PLAISTED, JENNIE KENNARK
AND AN IDEAL CAST.
Night Prices— lOc, 15c, 25c, 35c, 500
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Matinee Prices— lOc. 15c, 25c.
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Howard street, near Third,
Geo. F. Clavtos Lessee and Manager.
GRAND OPENING GRAND OPENING
To-night and All This Week,
With Dion Bouctcault's Masterpiece,
Star Vaudeville Performers will fill in the tlm«
between the acts of the arama
EVERYTHING FIRST-CLASS t
Popular Prices— loc, 15c and 20c.
MATINEE ON SUNDAY.
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TO-NIGHT AND DURING THE WEEK,
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5 NEW PEOPLE! 5
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Edward A. Lan?, H. A. Fairbanks, T. H.
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AND AN UNEXCELLED COMPANY.
Reserved seats, 2Bc; Balcony, 10«; Opera caaln
and Box seats. 80c.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 8 P. M.
Farewell Performance of
Spial Wagner & Popular Concert
ADMISSION TO ALL PARTS OF
THE HOUSE FIFTY CENTS
93T Tickets for sale at all music-stores.
TO-NIGHT (MONDAY)— Night Only.
An Evening With HENRY E. DIXEY.
An original monologue, introducing all of his
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