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SARAH D. HAMLIIN FOR SCHOOL DIRECTOR
Women Say She Would
Make a Star Member of
ABLE AND INTELLIGENT.
She Would Not Harass Teachers
Holding Places in the De
OAKLAND OFFERS EXAMPLE.
Good of the Schools Promoted by a
Woman on the Board of Edu
"Sarah P. Hamlin would make an ex
pjelient School Director," said Edna Snell
Ppulson yesterday. "She ran twice for the
position and the last time received the
highest vole ever cast for a woman in San
Francisco. She received more votes than
any other woman on the ticket. I believe
nearly 20,000 votes were cast for her. She
MBS. MYBA KNOX, MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF
is a woman of fine intellect, broad in her !
judgment and sympathies and capable of i
rendering the greatest service to the ,
"Mrs. Kincaid," continued Mrs. Poul
son, "is another capable woman of won- I
derful intellectual strength and wide ex
'•By all means a worrian 6hould be se- j
lected 10 fill the vacancy in the Board of i
Education. There should be three or four I
women on the board.
"Reference was made in the press the !
other day about women getting into the :
dirty pool of politics by service on the I
school board. If the Board of Education j
lias fallen into the pool of politics the I
schools are there, and women should be j
appointed to bring the department out of
"\es, I think of another woman who
wouid make a good School Director; Dr.
Emma Sutro Merritt is a woman or fine
intellect. She is worthy and capable.
Many other women could be mentioned,
but I doubt if Miss Hamlin's superior
could be named."
The question was asked, "Would the
Women now employed as teachers in the
department nave any cause to fear injus
tice from one of their own sex on the
Mrs. Poulson replied: "There should
be no apprehension of that kind. In deal- !
ing with others women have as high a
sense of justice as men. They see things, '
howe% - er, that escape the observation of |
men. No good woman will fear for her
position by reason of one of her own sex ;
serving oii the board. Chicago and Lon- j
don, where women assist in the manage- '
ment of the schoolteachers, do not com
plain of injustice."
Mr?. Pray, vice-principal of the Van !
ls"es> Seminary, said:
"Miss Hamlin would make a splendid j
School Director. She has an intellect j
equal to that of any man on the board. |
Yea, a woman should be appointed to fill j
the vacancy in the board. When she vis- ]
ited the schools she would see things be- j
neath the surface. Sne would know if
the ventilation was bad and if the j
sanitary condition of the schoolhouse :
was what it should not be. No, I do not j
think that the women now employed as ]
teachers need have any reason to feel inse
cure in their positions should women be
appointed to serve on the board. Women
know more of children than men do and ■
would be more careful than men of the j
welfare of the little pupils. They would
see at a glance many things which men ;
would not observe.'"
Mr?, Gamble, the former principal of j
Van Ness Seminary, has traveled exten
bively abroad and throughout the United \
States. She is an observing educator and I
expresses the opinion that the appoint- i
ment of a woman to serve on the Board of ,
Education would prove beneficial to the
"A woman looking around a school
room," remarked Mrs. Gamble, "always
sees more than a man notes. I do not
know about the intellectual capacity of
the men comprising the Board of Educa
tion of San Prancisco, but I know that in
some other towns of the State the greatest
ignoramuses frequently get on the school
board. Politics ought not to cut any figure
in the management of the school. It is
absurd to fancy that women will not
render justice to women. In the manage
ment of schools and school children is
just where the work of a woman is most
beneficial. No capable woman of good
moral character need have any fear of in
justice from woman. It is possible that
some teachers in the department may fear
justice rather than injustice."
"I ran for School Director twice," said
Sarah D. Hamlin, "and the second time I
received nearly 90,000 votes. I wus on six
tickets. The teachers worked against the
women on the tiCKet, but I do not blame
them for that, because one ol our orators
in his misguided eloquence made a sweep
ing assertion reflecting on the character of
the teachers. They resented the imputa
tion. Women stand near children and un
derstand many things in the government,
control and welfare of children that men
overlook. In New York the women ou
the school board went down into the base
ment of primary schools, and in old
fashioned housekeeping style turned
things over and looked beneath the sur
face. The janitors were angry and threat
ened to resign if they were made to obey
"I do not think,' said Miss.Hamlin,
"that a broad-minded, intellectual woman
of experience would go around retailing
gossip about the teachers. Of course there
are little-minded spiteful women, just as
there are narrow-minded, weak and gos
siping men, but this type should not be
called to serve on the Board of Education.
I am sure that the schools of San Fran
cisco would be benefited by the advice and
counsel which women on the board would
be able to give. In other cities women per
form this service, and it has been found re
liable. lam in favor of the board electing
a woman to* fill the present vacancy."
Miss Mary Lake, whose work in the
cause of education is widely recognized,
was clearly oi the opinion that a woman
should be appointed to fill the vacancy in
the Board of Education. She said: -'Then'
i- no reason why a woman of good moral
character should fear a woman more than
she fears a man."
Miss Lake was of the opinion that men
in dealing with women were more compas
sionate than women. A man goes to a
schoolroom and .sees a young Jady with
forty or fifty pupils under her care and
says to himself, "ncr life is not as an easy
one." Later in the day he sees her driv
ing out in the park, and says to himself,
•'I am glad the little girl is getting some
respite from her hard work in the school
"Now, as a matter of fact." said Miss
Lake, "woman has entered the struggle
of life to win success. She must be judged
las other workers. After all, the work in
i the schoolroom from 9 a. m. to 3 r. m. is not
so hard. I have taught in the department
! and know. Moreover, the vacation is
| ample, and teaching is not so great a hard
ship as it may seem. In one sense a
woman on the Board of Education might
]be more exacting than the man. She
I would say now this teacher has accepted
the responsibility of teaching our children
! and her deportment must conform to her
j duties. Her conduct is constantly before
the children, and however muchshe ruay
! incline to the gayetits of life or feel like in
j duliring in harmless flirtations she must
] bear in mind that her example speaks to
i her pupils. In that sense a woman might
j exact a line of conduct which a man might
I regard as unnecessary."
"Yes, Miss Hamlin is a capable woman
and would make a good School Director."
AN OAKLAND EXAMPLE.
Dr. Myra Knox's Success as School
Oakland Office Sax Fbajtcxsoo Cat.l,)
908 Broadway, Nov. 13. )
The women of Oakland are congratu
lating themselves that they are a step in
advance of their San Francisco sisters.
While the larger city is viewing with
some uncertainty the propriety of allowing
a woman to occupy a seat in the school
board, Oakland has already given the ex
periment a fair trial and haa pronounced
it a success.
Last April Dr. Myra Knox was elected
to a seat in the Oakland school board by
a handsome majority. Since that time the
lady director has shown that she is quite
as capable of filling her position as any of
her male confreres. Dr. Knox is not a
new woman; she is a sensible one and her
manner in office has been such that she
has won the respect of all who have
watched her official career.
On several occasions School Director
Knox has had ample opportunity to use
her executive and administrative ability, as
; she has often been voted to the presidents
chair in the aosence of the president. At
such times the discussions and routine
business were as ably transacted as ever.
Now the school board would not appear
complete without the presence of the
female director. For the first few meet
ings after her election it seemed a little
crude to hear the rollcall and the only
lady respond "aye" or "no" to the vote as
the name "Knox" was called, but the
lady's voice is now so familiar and seems
so thoroughly a, part of the board that it
has long ceased to attract special attention.
Superintendent McClymonds did hesitate
for a little while and made it evident that
; he would like to prefix something to the
lady's name, but Dr. Knox made it so
plain that she was simply a regular School
Director and expected no special privileges
on account of sex that she soon caused the
Superintendent to feel quite at home.
Occasionally, agents and others have ad- I
; dressed the board on various subjects and
! have invariably commenced by saying,
"Gentlemen," till they were "reminded
that the board was mixed. Then the cor
! rection would remind the lobby that Oak
; land was ahead of San Francisco.
"It is a pity there are not more ladies on
the school • board," said Mayor Davie to
day. "I am sure they could not discount
the past maladministrations. It would
j certainly be better to have the board even
ly divided. Dr. Knox has made an ad
j niirable School Director and is the equal
in ability of any one on the board. San
Francisco must be more behind the times
than I thought. I read in to-day's Call
that School Director Clinton of San Fran
j cisco says that the time has not yet come
• for women to fill those offices. I differ
| with him. Ido not think the time ever
! will come when a woman will make a good
| Superintendent of Streets or Chief of Po
| lice, but she is certainly in her element as
j a School Director.
| "I have a very high opinion of Oakland's
lady School Director. I nave not attended
the meetings of the Board of Education,
but I of course keep a watch over its pro
ceedings and Dr. Kiiox fills the place with
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1895.
as much aptitude as though she had been
.1 School Director all her life. Nearly all
our schoolteachers are women and there
is certainly no logic in saying that women
are not of value in the board when we en-,
trust the education of our children to
"It would be well for the San Francisco
Directors who doubt the capability of
women to come to a few meetings of the
Oakland Board of Education when Dr.
Knox presides. I think it would open
ROBBED HER EMPLOYER.
Mary Hill, a Servant-Girl, Charged With
Pilfering in Kx-Stipervisor
Mary Hill, a servant in the house of ex-
Supervisor Barns, ISO 6 Washington street,
was arrested by Detectives Egan and Bil
vey yesterday afternoon and booked at the
City Prison on the charge of grand lar
On Saturday evening a tin box contain
ing |280 in gold, three large diamonds and
sixteen small diamonds was emptied of its
contents. Mr. Burns reported the theft to
police headepuarters and Detectives Egan
and Silver were detailed on the case.
After an investigation they came to the
conclusion that the thief* was well ac
quainted with the interior of the house
and their suspicions fell on Mary Hill.
They quietly made inquiries about her,
but found that she bad always borne a
rood character. They were, however,
convinced that she was the thief, and yes
terday afternoon they made a search of
her room. They found $220 sewed up in a
pincushion and the three large diamonds
were found sewed up in the dress she was
wearing. The girl then broke down and
confessed. She told where the sixteen
small diamonds could he found, but.
would not say what she had done with
ALONG WATER FRONT.
The Cutter Hartley's Commander
and Dr. Chalmers Are
L. G. Stevenson.. Son of the Vice-
President, as a Special Corre
The Oriental and Occidental Company's
steamer Coptic arrived from the Orient
last Tuesday night and anchored between
Lime Point and Alcatraz. The revenue
cutter Hartley waited for Dr. Chalmers,
the quarantine officer, from 8 to 0:150 r. m.
When Deputy Surveyor Ruddell went
down to Meiggs wharf he at once ordered
the cutter away and proceeded nimself to
see that everything was expedited. On
arriving at the Coptic matters were found
all right, and from there the Hartley went
to the bark Snow <fc Burgess, which had
just cot in from Sydney.
After that vessel was sealed up the cut
ter returned to Meiggs wharf and there
found Dr. Chalmers awaiting transporta
tion. He failed to get it. Lieutenant
Rogers was courteous, but firm.
"1 waited over an hour for you," he
said, "and when Deputy Surveyor Ruddell
told me to leave the dock I did so. This
is a revenue cutter and not a quarantine
boat. The revenue officers are now aboard
the Coptic, and my duty ends there. If
you want to board the Coptic take your
A better-natured or more thoroughly
conscientious man than Lieutenant Rogers
could hardly be found among his col
leagues. He dearly loves his profession,
but is a little touchy on anything that en
croaches upon his prerogatives. Never
theless he is a seaman, every inch, and
there is not a man in the navy who can
'•give him points" on the manning and
equipment of a revenue cutter. The
quarantine officials, he considers, have no
call upon a revenue cutter, and he has no
scruples about saying so. As a matter of
courtesy, however, Lieutenant Rogers is
only too willing to accommodate Dr.
Chalmers when it does not interfere with
the regular work of the cutter. In this in
stance Lieutenant Rogers is certainly in
One of A. C. Frees' barges came near
beine a total loss at Beale-street wharf yes
terday. She was overloaded and a slight
swell gave her a list. The water poiuca in
anil a quantity of the cargo had to be jet
tisoned. One of the Spreckels toga came
along and pumped the barge out. In a
few minutes all danger was over.
The steamer Herald was very late in
getting away for Vallejo last night. She
had to take over a thousand cases of
salmon from the steamer I'matilla and
that raused the delay. The merchandise
was for one of the British ships now load
ing at Port Costa.
There was a free light on the water front
Tuesday night and in consequence
Albert Simon has been arrested on
a charge of assault to murder. Simon
and a man named Andrew Maigela were
drinking in a Sacramento-street saloon.
Words led to blows, and then Simon
drew a knife and cut Maigela or. the left
arm, slashed his left car, cut his head and
left eleven cuts in his clothing. None of
the wounds were serious. Maigela was a
sailor on the schooner Crescent City.
Simon is a well-known character along the
The stfeamer Peru of, the Pacific Mail
Company's line sailed for the Orient yes
terday. Among the passengers was Lewis
I G. Stevenson, son of the Vice-President of
the United States. He is en route to
Japan, China, India, Afghanistan, Egypt
and Europe. During his flying trip he will
write letters describing hisimpressions for
a syndicate. There were nine other pas
sengers in the cabin and 370 Chinese in the
The dismantled British bark Sharp
shooter is discharging at Harrison-street
wharf. Her cargo of nitrate is wanted at
the powder works and in consequence she
is discharging off shore into lighters. As
soon as the stuff is discharged the bark
will go into the drydock for repairs.
BY A BOGUS AUCTION.
How Two Plaint ids Allege They Were
Defrauded of Some Valuable
J. L. Solomon and Aaolph Mendelsohn
have brought suit against William B.
Bradbury for the recovery of diamonds
and valuable jewelry which they at vari
! ous times pledged with defendant as se
j curity for various sums of money. In the
: airgrepate the amounts borrowed reached
I a iigure of $'22,100, and as security jewelry
and gems enough to stock a big store were
pledged, if the complaint can be believed.
All this money was to draw interest at the
rate of 2 per cent a month.
Continuing on its taie of woe, the com
plaint states how the defendant, in viola
tion oi his obligation to plaintiffs, organ
ized a fake auction, sold all the jewelry to
himself and his hirelings, applied the
small proceeds to the debt of $22,000 and
informed the plaintiffs that they still
owed $9800, at 2 per cent a month. They
now sue for an acconnting in order to se
cure what remains.
Four patrolmen appeared before the Police
Commissioners last night to answer to charges
I preferred against them. H. P. McPherson was
dismissed from the force for being absent from
his beat and in. a restaurant while on duty
and for abusing Sergeant Price, who mnde the
j charge against him. Orlando B. Merrick was
; tinea $10 for loitering on his beat. Lewis B.
Withers was dismissed from the force for gen
eral Inefficiency and neglect of duty. Thomas
Conway was lined $25 for sitting on a box
while on duty, and was admonished not to ap
pear again on a similar charge or he would be
dismissed irom the force.
THEY MUST CARRY LAMPS
The Wheelmen's Ordinance as
Drafted Has That Pro
NOT A WELCOME MEASURE.
Bicycle Riders in General Claim This
Is a Great Hardship on
The ordinance regulating the use of
bicycles in this City, which was prepared
by a committee of live prominent wheel
men, when it comes before the Board of
Supervisors will have several material
changes in it, which have been made since
it left tne hands of tne committee.
A meeting was held at the Olympic
Club on the night of October 21, at the |
call of the president of the California As- j
sociated Cycling Clubs, and all the promi
nent clubs of the City and unattached
wheelmen were represented. City At- j
torney Cresweli presided and George P. j
Wetmore acted as secretary. A general
discussion was held as to the require
ments of the proposed ordinance, and a
sub-committee, consisting of Frank H. !
Kerrigan, L. R. EUert, Charles A. Adams,
Henry F. Wynne and Supervisor Hirsch, j
together witn Mr. Cresweli and Mr. Wet
more, met at Mr. Ellert's office on October
30 and drafted an ordinance in keeping
with the expressions of the meeting held
at the Olympic Club, which was pub
lished in The Call on the following day.
This proposed ordinance thoroughly
suited the wheelmen of the City, and in
justice to them be it said that it was
drafted by thorn with the view and in the
hope that it would suit the public and the
law-makers as well. But since it was
printed it has been found necessary to
make several material changes, so that the
original framers of it will hardly recognize
Chief of Police Crowley did not think
the restrictions on the bicycle riders were
sufficient arid on November 7 indited the
following letter to the Board of Super
Gentlemen: Till e San Francisco Call of Octo
ber 31 publishes the draft of an ordinance to
regulate and govern the use of bicycles on the i
This proposed ordinance permits the riding !
of bicycles and vehicles of that character over
meet-crossings within certain limits at u^peed
of seven miles per hour.
I respectfully submit that the rate of speed j
over crossings should not exceed four miles j
per hour, the rate at which other vehicles are !
allowed to travel over crossings.
The proposed ordinance n;akes it optional j
With the ruler to carry at nieht a lighted lamp, i
or ii bell or warning whistle which must be j
sounded while passing over a street-crossing.
I respectfully submit that the carrying on a j
bicycle of n lighted lamp after dark and the j
sounding of a bell or whistle while approach- !
i'.ig and passing over Btreet*crossings Bhould
be made obligatory, and t lie bell and whistle
to be sounded during the day when approach- ]
mr; or passing ovei a crossing. Very respect
fully. P. Crov.i.ky, Chief ol Police.
These suggestions have been embodied
in the dralt of ordinance as changed, save j
that the rate of speed over crossings has ,
boon fixed at six miles an hour, it being i
generally admitted that it would be most ■
difficult for a bicyclist to ride at the rate of !
four miles ana maintain his balance.
The ordinance, in fact, has been thor
oughly overhauled and amended, and now
reads as follows:
Order No, — . Providing regulations to be j
observed in the use of bicycles, bicycle tandems
and vehicles and machines of a "similar char- '
The people of the City and County of San ;
Francisco do ordain as follows:
RATE OF SPEED — WHISTLES TO BE BLOWN.
Section 1. No person shall immoderately,
carelessly or negligently ride or drive a bicy
cle, bicycle tandem or other vehicle or machine
of a similar character upon or along any pub- '
lie street or highway; or at a rate of speed |
faster than six ((j) miles per hour over or upon i
any street-crossing or intersection ; nor at any j
time without having a warning whistle, which \
must be blown while approaching and passing j
over a street-crossing or intersection, or when
approaching pedestrians who may bo on or j
passing over the roadway of any street.
PROHIBITING SCOP.CHINf; OP. COASTING.
Sec. 'Z. No person shali ride or drive a bicy- J
cle, bicycle tnndem or other vehicle or ma- ;
chine of a similar character upon or along any ',
public, street or highway unless the feet of the !
person so riding or driving shall be kepi on I
the pedals of the machine at all times while '
the machine is in motion, the practice of
scorching or coasting being hereby inhibited.
USE OF LAMPS.
Sec. 3. No person shall ride or drive a bievcie, I
bicycle tandem, or other vehicle or machine j
of a similar character on any street between j
one-half hour after sunset, and one hour j
before sunrise without having attached thereto \
and in front thereof a lighted lamp in good I
order and condition.
P.Il)IN(i PP.OHIBITED OS SIDEWALKS.
See. 4. No person shall ride or drive a bicycle, j
bicycle tandem or other vehicle or machine of
a similar character upon or along the sidewalk |
of any public street or hiehway within the |
City and County.
PROHIBITING THE CATtKIAGE OF CHILDREN.
Sec. 5. No person riding or driving a bicycle,
bicycle tandem or other vehicle or machine of
a similar character shall carry on the same
upon or ulong the streets, highways or public
grounds of this City and County any child
under the age of ten"( 10) years.
P.IDEKS SHALL KEEP TO THE 'RIGHT.
Sec. G. Any person using and propelling a j
bicycle, or bicycle tandem or any similar ma- ;
chine shall keep to the ri(?ht of the center of I
the roadway of the street and shall keep to the j
right at ail times when approaching and pais- j
THIEF OF POLICE TO ENFORCE.
Sec. 7. The Chief of Police is hereby charged
Tfrith the duty and required to enforce the pro
visions of this order.
Sec. 8. Any person violating the provisions
of this order shall be guilty of a misdemeanor
and be punished by a fine not exceeding five
hundred ($500) dollars or imprisonment in
tiie County Jail of this City and County not
exceeding six (C) months, or by both such fine
The majority of riders will object to the
ordinance requiring them to carry a lamp
at night-time. All sorts oi arguments are j
raised against it and it has lew friends
amotiK the active cyclists. Lam ps are con
tinually blowing out, the wick is jarred ;
down into the oil or other illuminant, the
smell of oil is sickening, the oil spills over
the wheel, the light on the front of the |
wheel is blinding — these are but a few of '
its drawbacks. Lamps were thoroughly j
tried in the East and are being discarded, i
the Massachusetts Legislature having gone |
so far as to forbid wheelmen carrying
them, on the basis that while a lamp in
sured a rider's safety from being run into t
by others, it made him very dangerous and !
a menace to the public's safety, because j
the glare in front blinded the rider. Again, |
a man will ride more recklessly with a I
lamp than without one, feeling more se
cure from being run into and taking
chances as to others' safety.
It has been estimated that there are
from fifteen to twenty thousand wheel
men in this City. On an extremely
pleasant Sunday about two months ago |
over 7000 entered the park by actual j
count. The number who went into the
country was not estimated, but must have
been enormous as country riding is more
attractive to the average wheelman in
good weather than a spin in the park. |
These riders will not take kindly to the
new ordinance. From the expressions
heard at the meeting at the Olympic Club
only one delegate was in favor of a lamp
or lantern, and a bell or whistle was
offered as a substitute. That meeting was
| a most representative one, riders atttactfed
I and unattached, dealers. Associated Clubs'
and League officials being present and,
with one exception, the thirty-five dele
gates present protested against the use of
| a lantern being compulsory. It was KOg
i gested that the one exception must be in-
I terested in the manufacture of bicycle
• It seems probable that the ordinance as
herewith published will go before the
Supervisors and be passed unless the
wheelmen take some immediate action.
Judge Frank A. Kerrigan, president of the
Bay City Wheelmen anil chief consul
elect of the League of American Wheel
men said to Tin: Call representative that
he felt the wheelmen would feel it a great
burden to be obliged to carry lamps or
lanterns at night-time. He had so ex
pressed himself at the committee meeting
and had hoped the hardship would not be
imposed upon the riders.
"Here is an instance in poiut," he said.
"A lamp is such a bulky, unwieldy and
unsatisfactory thing attached to a wheel
no one will carry it if they can help it.
Now, supposing I should start off on a trip
some morning and not return to the City
until alter nightfall. Upon arriving at the
ferry or city limits, being unprovided with
a lamp, I must walk my wheel home. I
am a careful, cautious rider and could just
as well ride it home without endangering
the safety of anybody. Coming from the
ferry Market street "is so well lighted at
night a lantern is not required. In the
outlying districts pedestrians are so in
frequent there is no danger attached there.
I tell you it's a hardship on us that the
wheelmen will feel keenly if this ordi
nance is passed and enforced. Why dis
criminate against wheelmen? If we must
carry lanterns why should not other ve
hicles, buggies, wagons, etc., be required
to do so? But that's no argument. We
simply know they are an unnecessary
nuisance and don't want to be bothered
This expresses the feelings of many
other prominent men in wheeling circles
whom The Call representative visited.
With one accord they objected to the use
of lamps and were very regretful that the
ordinance was to be presented for passage
with that provision.
RICHMOND'S MIRAGE CAR
It Appears at Noon Every Sun
day and After One Run
The Winds Brush Sand Over the Rails
in an Endeavor to Bury
Things so Useless.
Bush street has long enjoyed the dis
tinction of having a solitary streetcar
making its diurnal orbit around some un
known center. Once a day the residents
along that thoroughfare have seen the
lonely wanderer movinc slowly past to be
swallowed up in some carhouse at the
farther end of its* track. Next day it ap
pears with the sun and as regularly goes
to its rest in peace away in the west with
But Seventh avenue, out in the Rich
mond district, has a car that makes a
revolution once every seven days. All
week long the rails accumulate rust and
sea winds waft sand over the roadbed, and
on the seventh day the car plows iti way
over the circuit, uncovering the rails and
reminding the people along the line that
the old Jackson and Powell Streets Ferries
and Cliff House Railway Company is hold
ing its franchise down.
Promptly at noon the engineer attaches
his steam dummy to the coach and ap
pearing from somewhere moves up Sev
enth avenue to California street. There it
stands till the Cliff train passes. As no
transfers are ever given or received by its
conductor, as no passengers ever ride in
the car unless a stranger gets caught while
laboring under the idea that the outlit
goes somewhere, there is no known reason
why it awaits the other train. Possibly
the engineer, fireman and ticket-puncher
takes that opportunity to meet their co
workers. Then the dummy hauls its car
away and they both roll down the avenue
to D street and out that thoroughfare to
ward the beach to disappear among the
sandhills like a fleeting mirage.
This is the manner in which the street
railway is operated for the convenience of
Seventh avenue. There is the single Sun- I
day car. and "what are you going to do
The franchise was granted in 1887 for 'a
twenty-live year run, and while the plans
and specifications are voluminous regard
ing the official grade, roadbed and iittings
of the cars no section relates to the num
ber of trips which shall be made over the
way. Meanwhile the great streetcar cor
poration which absorbed the original
holders of the franchise occupies the public
thoroughfare with its double tracks dur
ing the week and in addition one car for a
few minutes Sundays.
It is with no little feeling the property
owners in that locality look upon these ar
rangements that are only in the interest
of the railway company. Seventh avenue,
they contend, is the natural place for the j
proposed boulevard. It extends from one i
of the principal entrance? of Golden Gate j
Part north to the entrance of the Presidio i
Reservation. Being free from car fran- !
chises, except on the six blocks south from ]
California, which the single Sunday car is j
holding down so tenaciously, it could be j
paved and made the connecting driveway
Between park and Presidio.
"If the railway company cannot afford to
put a service on those idle rails," said At
torney Hubbs, who resides at the corner
of Clement street and Eighth avenue,
"there is no earthly reason why they
should be there. Parallel lines are being
built on all sides of Seventh avenue, and
if it does not now pay for the company to
run cars on that street and fill till its obli- I
gations to the public, what hope is there !
that it ever will pay? Anyhow, it is a
shame and a hollow mockery to have a
solitary car puffing along every Sunday
noon, brushing the sand which the winds
all the week have been blowing over the
track. However, it seems to be the way
ip which the streetcar people operate their !
lines in some portions of the City — at least,
where they are not interfered with."
Annual Election of Offlcerg for the First
Church — No Opposition to
The annual meeting of the First Congre
gational Church was held last evening.
The lecture-room of the thurch held the
largest gathering of members that has at
tended an annual meeting in several years,
and the business of electing officers and
committees was harmoniously transacted.
This latter fact was a pleasant surprise to
many, as it had been rumored that the re
election of J. H. Morse as deacon would
meet with strong opposition.
It has been variously stated that Mr.
Morse was what has been termed a "Rev!
Brown man," and that the opposition
to him would come from the "anti-Brown"
If there was such a faction in the church
it was not in evidence last evening, for
Deacon Moriie was unanimously elected
both to the office of deacon and that of
superintendent of the Sunday-school. The
election of ail the officers was attended
with none oi the friction that had been
The officers elected were:
Deacons— A. J. Dewing, in place of Ira P
Rankin, deceased; J. H. Morse, re-elected;
clerk, W. Christen>en ; treasurer. J. J. Yaseon
cellos: superintendent of Mission Sundav
school, J. H. Skillicorn.
The committees elected were:
Standing committee—George Westgate in
place of M.Straus, F. A. Frank. J. F. Merritt
M. .1. Gunu.
Music committee— M. J. Button, Charles Hol
brook, George Boardnian. ' *
Captain H. G. Morse to Talk.
There is to be an evening with Captain H. G.
Morse at Golden Gate Hall, 625 Sutter street'
on Friday eveuing, November 22. Captain
Morse was commander of the steamship AJa
meda tor almost a lifetime, atrl retired only
recently. He is to tell of his most interesting
experiences with noted people.
HE WOULD BE A SAILOR.
Robert Hampton Ran Away From
Home for a Life on the
NEW ZEALAND CLAIMS HIM.
The Lad Shipped on an American
Whaler and Learned Navi
Robert Hampton ran away from home.
He is only 15 years old, and like ninety
nine out of a hundred boys in the United
States he had an overweening desire to
see the world. While a whaler was at
anchor in the Bay of Islands, New Zea
land, the lad came to the conclusion that
a cruise to the Arctic was just what he
wanted. Accordingly, he left his home
and with what money he had purchased a
ticket on one of the coasting steamers.
On his arrival at the Buy of Islands the
captain of the whaler was struck by the
intelligent look in the boy's face and at
once engaged him as cabin-boy. From
that time until the 10th inst. the lad has
been a faithful attendant, and the master
and uflicer3 were sorry to lose him.
The young man's name is Robert Ham
ilton and his parents are well-to-do set
tlers near Wellington, New Zealand. He
wearied of the routine of farm life and
made his escape. From Wellington he
went to Auckland, and .thence to the Bay
of Islands. There he met Captain F.arle of
the whaling barfc Charles W. Morgan, and
the latter at once engaged him as cabin
Young Hamilton soon learned what it
was to be a cabin-boy on board a whaler,
lie had to answer all calls and do every
thing that a capricious ofticer might order
him to do. His good nature and desire to
do his best never deserted him, however,
and finally the skipper took an interest in
the lad. He questioned him on various
topics and found that his education had
not been neglected. Problems in arith
metic were given him and he solved them
without difficulty. In explanation the
boy said he had been well drilled in Auck
land, but instead of going into business, as
his parents desired, had run away to sea
in order to see the world.
Captain Earle became interested in
young Hamilton and taught him all he
knew about navigation. Night after night
the skipper and the cabin-boy would pore
over problems in navigation, and toward
the end the cabin-boy surpassed the skip
per. Captain Earle willingly admits the
proficiency of his cabin-boy and pupil, and
is willing to wager that he will years
hence be one of the most successful skip
pers that ever commanded a ship.
Young Hamilton left to-day on the
steamer Mariposa for his home in New
Zealand. As the cruise of the Morgan was
a financial success he has a few hundred
dollars in his pocket, ond will be able to
await another chance for a start in life.
The young lad was constantly around the
Oceanic Steamship Company's wharf, and
to him, no doubt, it seemed as though the
Mariposa would never sail:
When the whaler Morgan arrived from
the Okhotsk Sea it was currently reported
that young Hamilton had navigated the
bark all the way. From the day the
whaler left New Zealand until she reached
this port Captain Earle had been engaged
in teaching his cabin-boy. It was not a
question of reading, writing and arith
metic, but everything else that tended to
make a man perfect in navigation. As an
experiment he was installed as navigating
olhcer, and very rarely was it that his ob
servations differed from those of the mas
ter of the whaling bark.
A few aavs ago young Hamilton was
brought before John D. Spreckels and
Captain Howard uf the Oceanic Steamship
Company. Captain Howard was lenient
with the lad at iirst, bnt when it was sug
gested that the questions were too simple
he put a problem to the runaway that
would puzzle nineteen out of every twenty
skippers in port. It took Hamilton some
time to work it out. but after going over
the figures Captain Howard said the propo
sition had been worked out correctly in
Hamilton is small and looks more like a
boy just out of short clothes than a lad
who has made a twelve months' whaling
"I just wanted to see a whale caught,
don't you know," said he yesterday.
'There was not much fun in ft after afl,
and there was a deuced lot of work. I
didn't mind the work, but then 1 got none
of the fun. Now I'm homesick and the
boys can guy me as much as they like, but
I want to wet back to New Zealand. The
Mariposa sails to-day and we will be only
three weeks making the run, but don't
you know that three weeks seem longer
than three months?
•'Of course I'm going to be a sailor. Bnt I
want to go through the regular course and
come out as a full-fledged master. It will
be all a matter of form, however, as I don't
think ther.e is an instructor on earth who
can teach me half as much as Captain Earle
Seats for the Horse Show.
Now that the boxes for the horse show are
nearly all sold the choice of reserved seats is
beginning to bother those who don't want anv
thiitg else but the "front row aisle scats " \s
the managers wish to please all of their patrons
and put them to as little ineonven ence as pos
sible, they have decided to allow all who de
sire to reserve their seats in advhnce of the
regular sale, which begins November -Jr.. to
do so. The reserved-seat plans and tickets are
now ready at the association's office, Mills
In the Argentine Republic golf is taking
a strong hold.
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