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TBmSSDA V NOVEMBE B 28, 1895
Baldwin Theateb.— "Dr. Syntax."
California Theatek— Herrmann, the Great.
* ni.rMiiiA Thkatkr— "The Lottery of Love."
I: obceco'b Opera-house— "Boger La Home."
■ ivon OriRA-HorsE— "The Lucky Star."
CBrnErv— High-Class Vaudeville.
•Ceover'B Aicazar.— '"Cad, the Tomboy."
New Bpsh-st. Theater.— Grand Minstrel
Vaudeville Show. ■
Mechanics' Pavilion — Horse Show, com-
mencing Tuesday, December 3.
Shcotthe Chutes— Daily at Halght street,
ere I ock east of the Park.
Pacific Coast Jockey Clcb.— Races— Opening
11/ v DI6TKICT Track.— Kaces.
Football— At Central Park, Thanksgiving Day,
By Hammersmith ft FiKi.r— Jewelry. Watches,
Piamonds and silverware, at 118 Suiter street, at
In a. m. and 12 p. m.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.
There was a false alarm of fire at 1 :20 o'clock
tins moruing from box !>r».
Fair weather is promised for Thanksgiving
day by Local Forecast Official A. McAdie.
Tod Sloan, the jockey, has been ordered to
pay Henry Stock, the tailor, !?G0 due on a bill.
•ludge Coffley has refused to allow the sale of
the Doe property on Market street for
Thomas V. Cator lectured on "National Co
operation" at the Turk-street Socialist Temple
.Local musical circles are puzzled over the
disappearance of some music at the recent
The charitable organizations of the City com
plain of the large inliux of paupers on account
of the rate war.
The Hale & Norcross suit now being tried in
the superior Court was yesterday continued
till December 0.
,T. A. Schnfer, saloon-keeper, Clay and Drumin
streets, iV. tally shot his wife last night in their
rooms, 1321 Larkin street.
The Veteran Firemen's Association of Cali
fornia held a grand ball last evening in Odd
rellows' Hall and all had a delightful time.
Everything is in readiness for the grand
opening of the Pacific Coast Jorkey Club s
meeting this afternoon at the Ingk-side track.
The estate of Pauline Josephine Pornier has
been appraised at $124,987 37. The entire es
tate is composed of real property in this city.
Irma, San .Marcus. Clacquer, Blue Bell. Peter
the Second, Tom Clarke and George Rore were
the winuers at the Bay District Track yester
At a meeting of the Railroad Commission
yesterday it was decided to test the jurisdic
tic of the* body relative to water transportation
No trace of poison was found in the contents
of the stomach of the woman Kate Dekardie,
alias Charles, found dead on the 'Jlst inst. at
11 Polk lane.
The Atrornev-General, on behalf of the Insur
ance Commissioner, has brought suit to dis-
Bolve six of the alleged mutual benefit fraternal
Judg< - - sustained the demurrer of
- fendant in the case of Spreckels against
Spreckels— a suit for the possession of certain
The creditors of the estate of Thomas Bell
were in court to press their claims yesterday,
but, ns it was found that none were fully pre
• I, the case went over.
ne Pardini, the Washington-street shoe
maker, was declared sane by the physicians at
the Receiving Hospital yesterday and was
taken back to the City Prison.
■•■'.::■» •"!!• l.avi aga. the illegitimate son of
Ji'-c Marie de Laveaga, has brought action to
is legal claim to a share in his uncle's
estate, valued at a million dollars.
The suit of 3. Q. Adams for $207,000 against
the Southern Pacific Company and the Pacific
Improvement Company came' r.p for trial be
fore Judge Daingerlieid yesterday.
Mrs. Nellie Hassle, charged with the murder
of her husband, William Massie, appeared be
fore Judge Conlan yesterday, and by consent
the case was continued till to-morrow.
Ik pnty Gmme Commissioner McFarland is at '
Merced making thins* lively for the "bull I
rs" v.ho use -forbidden shotguns in
slaughtering wild game lor the markets.
The Police Commissioners last night pro
moted Sergeant <;illen to be captain of the
new district, and Sergeants Birdsail, Bennett, !
Burke, Hannah and Esola to be lieutenants.
Superintendent puffield of the United States
Coast and Geodetic Survey will a>k Congress I
for an appropriation of $20,000 for hydro- j
grapr.ic work on the coast of Alaska next year. I
Frank Emond, the organ-grinder, pleaded
guilty in Judge Low's court yesterday to two
charges of indecent behavior and was sen
tenced to six months in the County Jail on
Yesterday General Dickinson, for the de
fense, read a long affidavit in support of a mo
tion for a r.ew trial for Durrant. The Judge
characterized one of the charges as ''a sweep
Lord Sholto Douglas and his wife are in town
and are both to appear at the Alcazar Theater
for two weeks, beginning Monday. Lord Sholto
wants to take out a company of his own and be
At the entertainment of the Knights of St.
Patrick last evening at Metropolitan Hall ]
James D. Phelan delivered the oration, his
subject being, "The services of the Irish people
to the cause of liberty."
Milk Inspector Dockery has adopted a new
tack. Yesterday he visited several ranches in
South San Francisco and found neariy LOO
cows feeding on swamp lands. He will prob
ably prosecute the owners.
Jake Shaen, who disappeared some months
ago leaving a large list of creditors, has been
heard from. He has revoked the power of at
torney given D. A. Curtin and calls upon that
gentleman for an accounting.
Mrs. Rosa Gira, an elderly lady living near
the new racetrack, was knocked down by a
McAllister-street car at Market and Jones
yesterday afternoon and was fortu
nately thrown clear of the track.
W. J. Quinn, professor of music in the St.
Ann? building, Eddy and Powell streets, was
yesterday held to answer before the Superior
Court by" Judge Conlari in $20,000 bonds for
felonious assault upon a seven-year-oid boy.
Professor David Starr Jordan will be nom
inated for president of the Academy of Sci
ences and Dr. Harkness will step down. The
defeat of Coionel C. F. Crocker's pt't amend
ments recently changed the complexion of the
The young miner who was found asphyx
iated at the California House, 628 California
street, late Tuesday afternoon, was identified
at the Morgue yesterday as Daniel Carroll of
Tulare, Cat. A theory is ventured that he was
President Emeric of the Fish and Game Com
mission confiscated a deer sent to Frank Mc
foppin, and apprehended the expressman
who was delivering it. Mr. Emeric learned, to
his surprise, that there is no law against hav
ing deer meat in possession.
The third death from falling rock within a
few days at Warren & Malley's quarry, in San
Mateo County, was reported to Coroner Hawk
ins yesterday, He will hold an inquest to as
certain if any were due to criminal careless-
DB the part of the owners.
The test case of Richard H. Collier, insurance
solicitor, charged with falsely personating an
other by traveling on the Southern Pacific
Railroad with a scalped ticket, was, at the re
of the defendant, continued by Judge
Conlao yesterday till December 3.
During the progress of the Howell eounter
f'-::ing case yesterday Attorney Campbell ac-
Beeret Service Agent Harris and the
ution of employiusr detectives to shadow
him nnd intimidate his witnesses. The charge
;, ied and the court declared that any at
tempt to interfere with witnesses would be
punished with imprisonment for contempt of
The last two jurors to try Charles B Hender
son for the muraer of Clarence Barr have been
s -cured and sworn. The jury is composed of
Emil Lowenberg, Henry A. Arnold, A. Abra
ham, John Rourke, John H. McKay, C. H.
on, .f. A. Bennett, Max Konning, Joseph
iirenner, M. J. O'N'eill, R. B. Kittridge and
Henry Lezlnsky. The case will he opened on
Death of a Mint Employe.
Wilbur F. He ustis, a doorkeeper of the United
States Mint, died yesterday forenoon of heart
failure at his home, 21 Page street. He was GO
jrears of a*?e ana a native of Virginia. He went
i<> work Tuesday evening, as usual, but during
/lit became so sick that he was compelled
to leave and go home.
i'hl Sigma Delta Dinner.
Students of Palo Alto and Berkeley and
others to the number of forty-two, who are
members of the Phi Sigma Deltn secret college
society, held a banquet last night at the Occi
dental. It was given in the cafe and lasted for
over two hours. It was a strictly private affair.
ALONG THE WATER FRONT.
Mrs. Walter Lambert of Oakland
Returns on the Aus
RICH TOURISTS FROM HAWAII.
The Harbor Police Are to Have a
Patrol Wagon for Their
The Oceanic Steamship Company's Aus
tralia arrived from Honolulu yesterday
with the smallest cabin passenger list that
has ever come from the islands. The chol
era drove nearly all the people away dur
ing the months of September and October
and now the big pas.-enger lists are all on
the southern trip.
The following cabin passengers came up
on the steamer: Mrs. J. K. Burkett, S. M.
Ballou, Mrs. T. R. Foster, Mrs. J. Kirkland,
Miss A. Kimball, Captain I>. Haskell. Mrs.
B. Lambert, Miss E. Mossman, Father
Noel, Mrs. Victoria Ward, the Misses (2)
Ward, Miss Helen Wilder, E. C. Winston.
Captain "Dan" Haskell of the tug Fear
less was a passenger. He has been on sick
leave and looks a very much improved
man. "I enjoyed my trip to Honolulu,"
said he, "but how I did long to he back on
the old vessel. Honolulu is a splendid
r>lace in which to spend a vacation, and I
enjoyed it thoroughly. Still the bay of San
Francisco is good enough for me and I am
ready to go back to work to-morrow."
Mrs. Victoria Ward and her daughters
are said to be the wealthiest people in
Hawaii. They are to make a prolonged
tour of the United States.
The harbor Dolice are to have a patrol
wagon. Accident after accident have hap
pened on ships loading and unloading and
the unfortunates has b.een compelled to
suffer while the wagon came from the City
Hall. Numerous complaints have been
sent to headquarters and Chief Crowley
has always reported the matter to the Su
pervisors. Yesterday a committee from
that body visited the water front and Cap
tain Dunleavy laid all the facts of the case
before them. * A resolution ordering a new
patrol-wagon will be introduced by the
Police Committee next week and the
chances are that before Christmas a long
felt want will be filled.
Charles Fair's new yacht, the Lucero,
was speeding about the bay yesterday. She
seemed to be in perfect trim and made
good time when called upon. The general
opinion was that the young millionaire
would accept the boat and at once proceed
to furnish her.
The Rio de Janeiro, which sails for the
Orient Saturday, will take away a number
of naval officers. Among them will be
commodore McNeir, who will take com
mand of the Asiatic station. He will suc
ceed Commodore Carpenter, who will re
turn to the United States. Commodore
McNeir will be accompanied by Lieutenant
L. L. Keimey as secretary, and Lieutenant
George Hogan as Hag lieutenant. Mr.
Keimey was formerly aid-de-camp to
Secretary of the Navy Herbert.
The steam schooner Faralion arrived
from coast points yesterday morning with
her flags at half mast. The body of Cap
tain Winant, who was drowned on Umpqua
bar while trying to save the steam schooner
Bandorillo was on board, and the crew
wanted to show a sailor who was liked by
everybody all possible respect. The ;re
ruains of Captain Winant were taken to
Oakland during the afternoon and will be
interred at Mountain View Cemetery. The
Baridorillo is now going to pieces on the
Urnpqua bar, and the chances are that in a
few daj's she will disappear.
IS NOW CAPTAIN GILLIN.
Appointments Made by the Police
They Are Sergeants G. Birdsall, G. W.
Bennett, W. F. Burke, D. Hannah
and F. L. Esola.
Sergeant James W. Gillin was appointed
captain of the new district by the Police
Commissioners at their meeting last night.
; Tie appointment will take effect on and
after December 1.
The following sergeants were appointed
i lieutenants: Georire Birdsall, G. W. Ben
-1 nett, \V. F. Burke, Dan Hannah and F. L.
, E*o!a. These appointments will also date
J from and after December 1.
The Commissioners were in executive
| session for about two hours. Three police-
I men were in attendance to be tried on
Captain James W. Gillin.
different charges, but it was announced
that their cases would not be heard till the
None of the seventy-five men were ap
pointed. They will be selected from the
long list of applicants and after passing
the physician's examination their names
will be made public. It will probably take
two or tnrce weeks before all the appoint
ments are made.
Captain Gillin will probably have Lieu
tenant Burke witii him. The new dis
trict, according to Chief Crowlev, will take
in from Fifteenth street to Market and
Waller streets, and will include all terri
tory south to Ocean View, where there is
now a branch station. This takes in the
new racetrack. Captain Gillin will have
his headquarters at the station at Seven
teenth and Howard streets. He will have
five patrol sergeants, who will be ap
pointed by Chiel Crowley in a few days.
Captain Gillin was born in 1852, was ap
pointed to the force on December 17, 1879, and
made sertieaut on October 1. 1889. For some
months he has been in charge of the second
division of Company A. Lieutenant Birdsall
was born in 1844, appointed to the force on
April 25, 1878, and made sergeant on October
1, 1880. Lieutenant. liennftt was born in
1840, appointed on the force on August 17,
1878, and made sergeant April 14, 1890. Lieu
tenant Burke was born in 1332, appointed on
the force September 25, 187 S. ana made ser
geant September 20, 1890. Lieutenant Han
nah was riorn in 3 853, appointed to the force
on January 4, 1 880, and made sergeant April
24, 1894. Lieutenant Eaola was born in 18H7,
appointed to the force on November 4, 1892,
and made sergeant April 24, 1894.
It was also announced yesterday that
Ed L. Gibson had been appointed to fill
THE SAN FRANCISCO CAIiL, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2S, 1895.
the vacancy on the detective force caused
by the death of Detective Dan Coffey and
A. Anthony had been promoted to the
position of corporal, rendered vacant by
the death of H. H. Handley. Both these
orncers have been for years doing detective
duty, althoush only receiving the pay of a
patrolman. They have both done splendid
work m that particular line and their pro
motion ia richly deserved.
WHITE OUT OF JAIL.
The King of Round Valley and His
Nephew Released by Order of
George E. White, the Round Valley
cattle-king, and his nephew, John S.
Rohrbough, who were ordered imprisoned
in the County Jail rive days for contemrjt
of court, were released last evening on the
order of Judge Hebbard of the Superior
Court. As he had only been imprisoned
since Sunday, this was considered a
strained construction of "live days' " in
Concerning their release, Judge Heb
bard, who committed them, said last even
When Sheriff Johnson White and
Rohrbough to this City last Saturday evening,
he took them to the City Prison, but the officer
m charge of that prison would not receive
them; so the Sheriff took his prisoners to a
hotel, and the term of imprisonment for rive
days which should have begun on Saturday
did not beein until Sunday.
To-day Sheriff Whelan came to me and asked
at what tin;e the term of imprisonment should
end. I reflected on the matter and subse
quently told the Under Sheriff to release them
CHARLES HOLLO PETEBS.
[From a photograph.]
this evening 1 . I considered that to-morrow
would be Thanksgiving daj, and that
the four days already passed in jail
would satisfy the dignity of the court. Bar
clay Henley did not intercede for them and I
do not know that White and his nephew mani
fested any signs of regret for disobeying the
order of court. The fine of $500 is not remit
ted. This is the first time in eleven years that
White has been brought face to face with the
fact, that court decrees imist be respected.
Still my reason for releasing nim was the con
sideration that to-morrow would be Thanks-
Riving, and r/" they had only one more day to
serve I decided that I would'let them go.
DOCTORS RECOMMEND IT.
AH Go to Show the Wonderful Recuper
ative Power of This Most Justly Cele
brated Medicine, "Cupidene."
It is known throughout the medical profes
sion that, as a rule, medical men are like
"fishermen's wives," they fall out "scientifi
cally." They will get angry at each other and
cut up one another in a most scientific manner.
It is known to the entire medical fraternity
that the physician who indorsed the use of qui
nine for ailaying fevers wns deemed "a mad
man." So atrocious was he considered that
the wives of some of the leading physicians of.
Paris would not speak to members of this phy
sician's family, who claimed that quinine was
the best thing for the allaying of fevers. In
1830 France was at war. and her best sons
were dying in the hospitals at Algiers at the
rate of 5000 per month, for the reason that
the surgeons who treated these persons, suffer
ing from the fever which they contracted in
Algiers, "bled them." Incisions were made in
the body and the patient was bled until he was
white. These fever-stricken people were at
la«t treated by the other physicians, who, in
stead of bleeding them, gave them quinine,
and the result was that instead of f>ooo dying
in Algiers out of the same number of people in
the hospitals only one in a hundred died. By
1860 the world began to use quinine, and now,
no matter who the individual may be, whether
botanist, homeopatbist, allopatliist or electri
cian, each and every one isi the different lines
of school must use quinine, and the blood
suckers aie out.
In almost every instance where something
new has been discovered by a leading physi
cian it takes a lons time to get the others to
believe it, and some of the leading physicians
of the world are now indorsing the celebrated
Dr. George Jerome Lathrop, one of the fore
most physicians of Los Angeles, writes tersely:
"From a" careful analysis made of the ingredi
ents which go to make up your wonderful
remedy, Cupidene, andfrom the constant use
of this remedy in my private practice, I have
no hesitation in saying it is the most remark
able remedy I know for the cure of nervous ex
haustion, p"rostatis and those peculiarly deli
cate forms of diseases that usually baffle the
skill of the best physicians. Time and time
again I have gone into my laboratory disgusted
w ith the remedies I have prepared for my pa
tients; night after night nave I searched
through the medical stores for the remedy that
would do the work which Cupidene is now do
ing, and it is with pleasure that I indorse the
remedy, Cupidene, for all nervous troubles."
$1 per bottle, 0 for $5. For sale at Brooks'
Pharmacy, 119 Powell street. •
NORTH BEACH SCANDAL.
Kmoiid, the Organ-Grinder, Convicted
and Pardini Declared Sane.
Frank Emond, the organ-grinder, ap
peared before Judge Low yesterday after
noon, and through his attorney, Walter
Gallagher, pleaded guilty to two charged of
indecent behavior. The Judge sentenced
him to six months in the County Jail on
each charge. Fifteen little girls were
present in court to testify against the de
Eugene Pardini was pronounced (juite
sane by the physicians at the Receiving
Hospital yesterday raoi ning, and was
taken back to his cell in the City Prison.
The doctors say that he was simply suffer
ing from a severe strain upon his nervous
system. The hearing of the charges
against him is set for Saturday.
Thk talk of the town is the purchase of P. F.
Butler's millinery establishment, 808 Market
street, by Madame Alma E. Keith of 24 Kearny.
and I believe the universal verdict to be, "That
the right person is in the right place." *
Kehrlein Opera-House Company.
A meeting of the directors ot the Kehr
lein Opera-house Company was held last
night at their offices, 71 and 72 Nevada block.
Tne following officers were elected for^the first
year: President, Emil Kehrlein; vl?e-presi
dent, Dr. Joseph Pescia; second vice-president,
O. Bozio; secretary, Thomas F. Barry; treas
urer, H. B. Russ. "The following committees
were also appointed: Committee on purchase
of lot— Colonel J. C. O'Connor, Paul Barbieri
and Theo. t\ Lain: committee on finance—
Dr. Joseph I'cscia, H. B. Russ and O. Bozio;
committee on by-laws— Thomas F. Barry, Fred
Seibei and Emil Kehrlein.
Go see the model racetrack. iDgleside.
AN ARTIST AND TOURIST
Charles Rollo Peters Returns
From Europe With Eighty-
DESIGNS FOR DECORATION.
Philadelphia Offers Superb Prizes, OpeD
to Competition Among Al^
Charles Rollo Peters, artist and tourist,
has returned to San Francisco, after an
absence of four years abroad. He passed
most of the time while he was away in
France, Germany and England. In Brit
tany he painted landscapes and in Paris
made several sketches of life and incidents
along the banks of the Seine. In England
he painted marines and in Germany land
scapes. He was a worker, and a cheerful
one also, during the most of the time that
he was in Europe, and as a result of his in
dustry brings home eighty-five paintings.
Mr. Peters was seen in his favorite cor-
ner of the Bohemian Club yesterday and
at the request of a Call reporter spoke of
his travels and his plans. He said:
I shall remain In San Francisco two or three
weeks and then go to Monterey for a sojourn
of two years in that place. Monterey possesses
a fascination lor me and there I shall sketch
and paint. I saw Clay Greene In New York
and secured from him a lease of an old-fash
ioned adobe house in the town of Monterey. I
collected abroad a good many tapestries and
can make the house quite cozy and comforta
ble. It is my intention to go to New York after
I leave Monterey.
I have eighty-five pictures and sketches
painted during my sojourn in Europe which I
will exhibit in San Francisco some time next
month. I sold some things in Europe. The
best sale I made was at the three years' exhibit
in Berlin. There I sold a Napoleonic painting.
The artist fancies Napoleon at Malmaißon in
1895, and around him are the shadowy figures
of Josephine, Ney, Murat and Talleyrand.
Napoleon is represented as the only living
actor in the scene.
I brought with me to San Francisco one
Napoleon which will be exhibited next month.
Yes, I saw a great many American artists and
students during my travels. I arrived in New
York last month and there visited Clay Greene
end other friends. I came across the con
tinent on the Canadian Pacific route and was
greatly impressed by the Fraser River scenery.
Mr. Peters resided in San Francisco for
eight years prior to his departure for
Europe. He painted for the Bohemian
Club the famous cartoon representing the
I reception of the Ecpytian Princess (the
'• Jerry Lynch mummy) that found Moses
in the bulrushes.
Yesterday Secretary Martin of the San
Francisco Art Association received letters
I and documents setting fcrth that the Mv
; nicipal Council of Philadelphia had appro-
I priated $5000 to be expended as premiums
. for the best designs for decorating one of
I the rooms of the new City Hall" at that
: place. The competition is open to Amer
: ican artists without distinction as to ape
; or sex, and it is highly probable that San
: Francisco artists will be represented in the
competition. For the best design $3000 is
! offered, for the second best $1000, and for
; third $750. This offer is not for the execu
! tion of the work, but for the design sim
The design will comprise a complete
plan of decora! ion for the entire room,
with the color scheme of the architecture.
The panels in the north and south walls
are to be decorated with two or more
! mural paintings on canvas, and to be fixed
j to the walls after the completion of the
paintings in an approved manner.
The paintings will consist of tigure-com
positions of an allegorical or historical
; character, or both. The propriety of a
! historical subject connected with the his
tory of Philadelphia is suggested.
Secretary Martin declares that San Fran
cisco and the State of California should
follow the example of Philadelphia and do
something by public appropriation to dec
orate public buildings here. Should the
Board of Supervisors offer a premium for
the best designs for decoratinc one of the
main rooms of the new City Hall, artists
would be encouraged to do work of the
highest character. The example recently
given by James D. Phelan, in offering a
liberal sum for a fountain design, should
be emulated. In the judgment of Mr.
Martin it is important that the State and
City should do something to recognize art
by inviting the best decorative designs that
our artists can produce.
New York, Boston, Chicago, Pittsburg,
Baltimore, Cleveland, Cincinnati and other
leading cities have done what Philadelphia
is doing. In this respect San Francisco is
not keeping up with the procession, and a
public sentiment in favor o f decorating
City and State buildings should be awak
Members of the San Francisco Art As
sociation should bear in mind that forty
paitings or sketches, contributed by the
artists, will be distributed by the drawing
of members at the close of the present ex
hibition. Under the rule every member
is entitled to one chance, but a member
failing to register as an attendant of the
exhibition will not be entitled to a num
ber. There are some beautiful pictures in
the cellection to be given away. Keith has
one which is easily worth $100.
The Murillos, belonging to C. P. Hun
tington, are greatly admired by visitors.
When the association offered to insure the
pictures Mr. Huntington said if an in
surance of $20,000 was placed on each
picture that sum would not come any way
near the value. If the insurance was large
enough to cover the cost of the paintings
the association would get no profit from
the exhibition; hence he would advise
against insurance, and accept for himself
the risk of losing the paintings.
A musical concert, under the direction
of Henry Heyraan, will be given this
evening at the Institute. The programme
embraces numbers assigned (o Mrs.
Flora Peterruan, soprano; Francis L.
> " NEW TO-DAY.
ijffljfiip^^ffii " Pure and Sure."
1 Only rounded spoonfuls are required — not heaping spoonfuls.
Mathieu, tenor: and to the Castillian
Quintette, consisting of Professor J. Lom
bardero, G. C. Santisteban, Pedro Man
zano, Charles P. Kuso and Emilio Cruells.
WHO STOLE THE GLEES?
A Weird Question That Is Now
Puzzling Local Musical
Dastardly Attempt to Squelch Out the
Harmony Choral Union at the
Musical circles in this City are still
puzzling over a strange incident which
happened during the recent festival for
the Children's Hospital. It was nothing
less than the sudden and mysterious dis
appearance of part of the music needed for
"Wednesday's performance, its retention
during a whole afternoon, to the despair
of the singers, who could not duplicate
their copies, and the sudden and secret re
turn of the music when Robert Lloyd de
clared that neither king nor kaiser couid
prevent him from announcing from the
platform that the scores had been willfully
and maliciously stolen.
At first it was believed that the mystery
surrounding the disappearance and re
turn of the music would soon be cleared
up, and that the culprit, if culprit there
was, would soon be held up to public scorn
and contumely. But a week has gone by,
the most diligent inquiryhas failed to throw
any light on the subject, and the belief is
beginning to gain ground that either a
passing Manatma whisked the music off
to Thibet for a few hours' uninterrupted
study of its beauties, or else that there
were several conspirators in the plot and
that they hired at least one skilled bur
gler to assist them.
The story which the eyewitnesses tell is
as follows: On Tuesday the Harmony
Choral Union was called for a rehearsal
with orchestra of "Now Tramp O'er Moss
and Fell." Shortly before the neighboring
calliopes and bells'announceci the hour of
noon, Conductor Hirschback entered the
Pavilion, bearing the orchestral and vocal
scores of the glee, which he deposited on a
table near the conductor's stand. Care
fully selecting "The Sailor's Grave,"
Robert Lloyd's solo lor that evening, from
among the "pile, he put the vocal score in
his pocket, as he wished to make a few al
It is quite impossible that Mr. Hirsch
back, in one of those iits of mental abstrac
tion to which all great men are subject,
could have put the whole pile of music
into his pocket, for the simple reason that
he had not a pocket large enough to hold
it. He simply pocketed ''The Sailor's
Grave" and went home to iunch with a
Just as the clocks were striking the hour
i of noon Robert Lloyd, the conductor of the
! Harmony Choral Union, arrived on the
I scene and found about forty of his singers
i waiting to rehearse "Now Tramp." He
I went to the table to distribute the music;
'the table was there, but the glees, alas!
where were they? No one had been teen
to approach the table, but the music had
gone, vanished into thin air and left not
■ one copy behind. Robert Lloyd called the
boy in charge. He knew nothing, Mrs.
Hunt knew nothing, the singers, who had,
1 some of them, been present half an hour,
knew nothing. All the witnesses could
testify to was that whereas the music had
been there, now it was gone.
For two hours they waited and hunted
and conjectured, for the singers knew that
fresh copies of "Now Tramp" couid not be
procured and that the loss of their music
meant the extinction of themselves, as far
J as the festival was concerned. At 2 o'clock
Robert Lloyd arose in his wrath and an
nounced that "Now Tramp" should not be
stamped out of Wednesday's programme.
"It shall stay there," he said, "and when
that number comes around I will take the
i platform and announce that our music
I has been stolen out of spite. I may say
i now there is not any man big enough to
I keep me from making that announcement.
No! nor any two men."
There was a dark insinuation about the
i way in which the conductor shouted " 1
i may say moro," that he has declared since
was a bluff. Some of the singers declare
now that a man, standing near Lloyd, was
observed tc :rasp and turn pale at the an
nouncement as if he believed the sugges
tion that Lloyd would a tale unfold if he
chose. For obvious reasons this man's
name is withheld, as he may have been
absolutely unconnected with the disap
pearance of the music.
As nothing was to be gained by waiting,
the singers dispersed, and now comes the
strangest part of the story. At 6 o'clock
that evening, the music was discovered on
the table where it had been originally
placed. Not a single copy was missing,
and there were no signs of violence on any
of the scores. How it got there, no one
connected with the Pavilion could tell;
the music had simply reappeared as mys
teriously as it had disappeared.
When questioned on the subject yester
day, Mrs. Hunt, the energetic business
manager of the festival, stated that she
was quite at a loss to give any explanation.
"The music was lost, and then it came
back, no one knows from where."
'•It is no use talking about the thing,"
said Robert Lloyd. "If I knew who had
I walked off with our scores, I would de
nounce him fast enough, but you see I
have no proof.
"Have you any suspicions?" was asked.
"Not to" amount to anything," was the
answer. "A man never knows who all his
enemies are, though I could name several
of mine. It was a cowardly sortof a thing
to try to kill our glee out of spite, but I
have" no doubt that was the motive. As
for suspicions, I don't let myself indulge
in them without proof, though I will say X
would stake almost anything on my assur
ance that the music was kept hidden during
the hours it was missing, and that it would
not have been returned in time for the per
formance if I had not used threats."
Robert Lloyd has no belief in the Ma
hatma theory, but there are some of his
singers who say that nothing but an un
seen power could have removed the music
so strangely. The worst of it ia that the
mystery seems one of those that will never
be" cleared up.
Slark Hopkins Institute of Art.
Open daily, including Thanksgiving day and
evening. The desire to see Muiillo's great
paintings is steadily increasing the attend
ance. A musical programme is provided every
Thursday evening. •
♦ — ■» — *
STATE PRISON DIRECTORS.
The Hale-Gardiner Case Continued to
the Next Meeting.
A special meeting of the State Board of
Prison Directors was held last evening in
Director RePue's office. The petition of
Mrs. Martin, who was sent from Oakland
to serve fourteen years for defrauding a
woman out of $14,000, was considered. She
wants to be pardoned because she is very
ill and requires the aid of a surgeon. The
directors decided not to recommend her
pardon, but to allow her to have any phy
sician she may select to assist the prison
The charge against Warden Hale of
having permitted Convict Gardiner to
visit Mrs. Gardiner in this city was taken
up, but continued to the next meeting.
Tne Chronicle reporter who promised to
have present the principal witness to
Gardiner's absence from the prison failed
to produce the witness as promised.
Many petitions for the pardon of a man
sent from San Francisco for fourteen years
for arson were read. The man has served
eighteen months and is said to be dying of
a complication of ills. It was decided to
recommend that his sentence be commuted
to two years, which, if granted, will, with
the credits for good behavior, let him out
in one month.
Four record-breakers 2d race, Ingleside, to-day.
MIDWEEK THEATER NOTES.
Dixey in One of Coquelin's Roles — A
Clever Child at Morosco's.
"Dr. Syntax" continues to be received
with favor at the Baldwin Theater.
"Casey at the Bat" seems to be continuing
a necessary adjunct to the opera, for after
De Wolf Hopper has sung his air in the
second act, "Birdie Was So Fair," there
are voices from the audience that im
peratively demand "Casey," a request to
which the comedian always responds. The
pretty operetta is one that is sure to com
mend i tself to the college boys to-night on
account of its boatrace and itr> Stirling col
lege cries, which, for this occasion only,
will be localized. The Baldwin, like ali
other theaters, will have the usual Thanks
Herrmann's performance of magic and
mystery, with its pretty spectacular acces
sories, is drawing well at the California
Columbia audiences find plenty to laugh
at in the adventures of the unfortunate
Doubledot, who divorces his wife to dis
embarrass himself of a mother-in-iaw, and
through a second marriage finds that his
ex-mother-in-law has become his grand
mother-in-law. Dixey maKes the charac
ter of Doubledot amusing, though he lacks
the sincerity and linish as well as the
feathery lightness with which Constant
CoqueJin acted the role when it was played
liere at the Grand Opera-house. Miss Mar
garet Craven makes a charmine "Jo."
Next week living pictures will be intro
duced at the Columbia. Marion Nolan
and other local models will pose.
The stirring drama "Rof:erle Honte" is
furnishing plenty of excitement for Mo
rosco's patrons. Coulter Bunker is eiving
a clever rendition of the dual rol, 1 , and the
child actress is performing her part with a
grace and pathos that many an adult
Gracie Plaisted is continuing her well
earned success in "Cad tne Tomboy" at
At the Tivoli "The Lucky Star" is at
tracting a good business.
The three Mathies brothers at the
Orpheum have performed the feat of hold
ine the audience to the end of the pro
gramme with their pantomimic sketch,
"The Devil's Kitchen." Mile. Marthe
Marthy's vocal imitations and her paro
dies have made her a favorite. The grace
ful Russian , equilibrist, Sadi Alfarabi, is
repeating his success of a year and a half
NEW TO-DAT— AMUSEMENTS.
GRAND OPENING NOV. 28.
FIVE OR MORE RACES DAILY.
(KAIN OK SHINE.)
FIRST RACE AT 2:00 P. H.
ADMISSION SI. OO.
Take Southern Pacific trains at Third and Town-
send street Depot, leaving at 12, 12 :S0, 1:45 and
2:15 p. m. Fare for round trip, including admis-
sion to grand stand. $1. Take Mission-street elec-
tric line direct to track.
A. B. SPKECKELS, W. S. LEAKE,
FINER THAN LAST
THE SECOND AMIAL HORSE SnOW!
FIVE DAYS AND EVENINGS.
Commencing Tuesday, December 3, at
THE MECHANICS* PAVILION.
1 S,OOO in Cash Frizes.
$5000 in. Special Frizes.
New Features and New Programme Daily.
Admission, Daytime 50c
Evening Prices, General Admission, 91
Reserved Seats, 91.50, 82 and 53. 50.
Reserved Seats now on sale at H. 8. Crocker's
Store, 227 Post street, 9 a. m. to 5 p. m.
- RAH'/ RAH I RAH!
This Thanksgiving Night at 8 o'clock.
tiRASD Ml STREL V.UD V L'E SHOW !
100-PKOFLE ON THE STAGE !-100
Beautiful Living Pictures!
A Grand Ballet, ft Great Burlesque, a Xovl Trilby
Dance, Ten Original Specialties, The Glee Club,
the Mandolin Club, the Stanford Orchestra.
University of California vs. Stanford.
THANKSGIVING DAY, November 38,
2:30 P. M.
CENTRAL PARK, San Francisco.
KAIN OR SHINE.
Seats now on sale by K. T. ALI.KN CO, 416 Mar-
ket St., B. F.: CLABBOUOH, UOLCHER & CO.,
605 Market St., 8. F,
NSW TO-DAY— AMUSEMENTS.
BP*!Srri EATRE ™L props:'
TO-NIGHT DAU THIS WEEK.
CTSPECIAL VHNKK TO-DAY.
at Popular PriceB-350, 35c, 50c, 75c, SI.
A Novelty in Comic Opera *s Presented by
DE WOLF HOPPER
And His Celebrated Lyric Organization.
Next Week— 4tlf and Last of
DB "WOLiP. HOPPER.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Kvenings,
' "UH... JS"3TJXr i I l^3k.2SL" . )
Thursday, Friday and Sat. Bv*ga and bat. Mat^
Seats Keady To-day.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER I— ltalian Opera
by Italian Society G. Verdi.
LUCIA DI LAM MER
. For the Benefit of the ITALIAN SCIIOOL.
Ticket3on sale at the I'jicific Music-store. 816
Market st., Friday and Saturday. Nov. l' 9 and 3U,
and at the box-oilice .Sunday, December 1.
~~ feMrw ,
% m THEATRE I '""4*
HOLIDAY MATINEE TO-DAY AT 2.
THE QRBAT !
HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE TO-NEBHT.
r—f- : — — — ; —
rniCDLAnDtR.OOTTLOS « G>- uSSCSA.i3nA«AatR4---
-2 I PERFORMANCES
2 I TO-DAY
THK OKLY PLAY THAT WILL
MAKE YOU VERY HAPPY
HENRY E. DIXEY
And His Merr3 Company of Players in
"THE LOTTERY OF LOVE !"
MARGARET CRAVEN & PAULI>'E FRENCH
In the Superb Cast.
Next Monday— JOE CAWTHORS.
Thanksgiving Matinee To-day at 2 P. M.
I SOnVENIR NOVELS, Bound— lOO Va-
rieties— Presented to Each Lady and
1 Child. ' .
; Ice Cream and Cake Free to AIL
—MATINEE AND NIGHT
Superb Production of
CAP, THE TMIBOIT
LEONARD OBOVKB JR. GRACIE PLAISTED.
And the 3Xagniiicent Cast.
Prices— lOc, 15c, 25c, 35c, sOc.
: ,V.r.s.i-K.>tsri.\t Kbiclixo Proprietor »c Manama:
J RAH !—— ' RAH ! R A H I
x • The Brilliant Spectacular Oriental Fantasle,
"THE LUCK! STAB!"
MIRTH!- SONG! — DANCJEI
k DON'T MISS IT I
. NEXT WEEK—
Popular Prices— 2sc and sOc.
• The Handsomest Faniilv Theatf-ri n America.
WALTKR aiOKOSC'Q....*ole Lessee aud ilaa^ar
THIS EVENING v\T KIGHT.
- — A GREAT;HOLIDAY BILL!—
Magnificent Revival of the Famoas Drama,
"ROGER LA HONTE"
Or, A MAN'S SHADOW.
Special Thanksgiving-Day Matinee.
.Evening Prickj— 2sc and 50c.
Family Circle and Gallery. 100.
Usual Matinees Saturday ana Sunday. |
O'Farrell Btreeu Between Stoctcoa and Po*9lL
«r*Special Thanksgiving Matinee To-day
Parquet, any seat, 25c;, Balcony, any seat, 10c;
! Children, any pare, 10c. . ■ , :L"
ATiTi JSTJEI'SJST' '.
MME. MARTHE HARTHY,
THE JUDGE BROS., .
And Our Great Specialty Company.
TO-DAY AT 3 O'CLOCK
A PARACHUTE WILL
SHOOT THE CHUTES
Haight St., near the Park
V PROF. MARKEBURG.
, ' A Le^p from the Clouds at
a Height of 5000 Feet/*f«S
Opon at 11 A. M. Concerts After-
; - ; . noon and Evening. v /
ADMISSION -— 1O CENTS. .
RUNNING vj^JHl^ RUNNIS3
RACES! P%ms%!*i. RACES
CALIFORNIA JOCKEY CLUB- RAG3\
BAY DISXKICT IBACK. . }
Races Monday, , Xuosday, Wednesday.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday—
,"; Bain or Shine.
Five or more races each day. .Races start at 3:03 .
F. M. sharp. McAlJitter and Ue*ry stre«t car» past