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WKDN-KSDAY APRIL 8, 1896
FATri^vT>- Thfatkr.— "Monte Cristo "
(AMKiRxiA Thkatkr— "The Night Clerk."
< oi.vmma 1 mkatek— "Pudd'nhead Wilson."
<RO?ro'B OrF.BA-Horrsv- — -Doris.'
3 rvoi t Otera-llousk.— • Bin* BearJ."
CKriJF.rM.— Hlph-Class Vaudeville.
Obovkr's AI.CA7A*.- "Ranch 10."
Mvnßopoi.iTAN Tfji pi. k— Mormon Tabernacle
Choir, Wednesday, April 15.
I"* ArniToKicsi— Corner of Jones and Eddy
meets — Thursday evening:, April 9, f>i!rnorina
"i tro f.'oNKY Island— Grand Athletic Kxhlbi-
tion and Concert,
f E«'j uk Chi-tfh- Dally at Hatehl street,
t-ht. tlock «est cf th.o I'ark.
) «ti»i< Coast Jockey Curs.— Bam to-day.
Coursing— At Newark Park. Sunday, April 12.
By S. BABCR— TbIa day (Wednesday), Furniture
at 730 Bush street, at 1 1 o'clock.
By Frank W. Btttkhfiki.d— This day (Wed-
nesday). Saloon, a; 411 Pacific st., at 11 o'clock.
Baldwin * Hammond.— Thursday.. April . 16,
P««! Kstate. at salesrooms, 10 Montgomery street,
at 11! o'clock.
By Bovfe, Toy A Sosntab- April 14,
Real Kutate, at salesrooms, 19 Montgomery street,
i.t 12 o'clock.
By I.aymance— Saturday, April 18, Berkeley
Heal stale at 2 P. M.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF,
Tbe commissioners for the <'alifornia Inani
mate Target Association lmvc been appointed.
••Fair Wednesday." is the predict lon issued
la«t night by Forecast Official \V. H. Hammon.
The Kadiack. a steamer 110 feet in length,
has been constructed at Alameda Point in three
The annual election of officers was held in
the several Episcopal churches of the City last
The funeral services at the cathedral over
the remains of George R. B. Hayes were largely
Last night's social and banquet of Xl Do
rado Parlor No. 52. N. s. G. W., was a most en
The defense of Nicholas Claussen. charged
with murder, has been opened. It alleges tem
Emma Mayer, who was badly burned while
lighting a tire last Friday, dud from ber in
Torpedo. William Pinkerton.Schnitz. Service.
Brandy find Bailie Clicquot were the winners at
The deposition of R. T. Hardin has been
added to the papers in the suit of Lillian Ashby
against K. J. Baldwin.
The time limit in Mayor Butro'i deed of land
for Affiliated Colleges tias expired, and regents
have ftsked for extension.
The new board of directors of the Manufac
turers' and Producer*' Association eiecied offi
cers yesterday afternoon.
Judge R. C. Harrison was unanimously
elected president of the Board of Free Public
Library Trustees last night.
The Women's Christian Temperance I'nion
has instituted a new day of observance, to be
known as "Frnnchise day."'
The case of George If. Martin against the
Southern Pacific Company was before Judge
I'singertieid all day yesterday.
Richard Williams, the Custom-house In
spector, was indicted on four counts by the
I nited Stales Grand Jury yesterday.
James 11. Wilkina has received the guberna
torial appointment to the post of State Prison
Director in plate of Robert T. Devlin.
V diffpatcfa from Jere Lynch at Virginia City
Yesterday contained the iniormation that the
Hale d: Noreioss mine would open to-day.
The Grand Lodge of the Ancient Order of
United Workmen of Cnlifornia holds its nine
tt.ntli annual session in B'nai B'rith Hall.
Profossor Naphtaly Herz Imber addressed a
larjje audience last nieht in tho lerture-room
oi the Temple Kman-El on '•The Kabbala."
The Grand Castle of the Knights of the Golden
Kng!e oi California held theirannual session in
ia Hal! yesterday morning:, afternoon and
Mrs. .^usan Martin wa« too ill to appear ia
court yesterday to be arraigned for the mnrder
of her h\i-Yiand and the case was continued
At a conference of the labor unions'repre
sentatives aii'l 11. E. Stanford, supeiintendent
of the Parrott building, no agreement was
Regents of the University have delayed so
long in 1-eginning work on"Affiliated Colleges
-'. ■-!-■>. (XK) of the appropriation is not avail
able under the law.
Mayor Sutro declared yesterday that he was
powerlea in the boards'of City Hall Commis
sioners nnd Health because there were majori
ties solid against him.
Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald reports that
a workman named Henshaw Is In great dis
tress by reason of the non-payment of a claim
for $8 15 due him for streetwbrk.
The local health authorities have been
warned that a Chinese passenger suffering
fmm the plague left the steamer Gaelic, now on
her way to this port, at Yokohama.
A committee from the Ashbury Heights and
Btanyan-street Improvement Club will co be
fore the Railroad Commission to-day and ask
for a 3-tent fare over the City streetcar lines.
President Lelong of the State Horticultural
Society has issuea an invitation to thesocie
tv's next meeting, which will be held on the
10th inst. in the State Capitol at Sacramento.
The Spring Valley Company has decided to
a modern seven-story building on the
fitty-vara lots corner of Stockton and <7eary
streets, now occupied by the Wigwam Theater.
.ludge Morrow yesterday granted a stay of
sentence for one week in the case of Warren E.
Price, convicted in the United States District
< v.urt of sending obscene literature through
ludge Slack has sustained the demurrer of
Thomas Asnworth, Superintendent of Streets,
to the indictment filed by the Grand Jury
•gainst him. The case has been referred back
to the Grand Jury.
A deliberate attempt of a firebug to destroy
the •'alifornia Art Metal Works, 51 Fremont
Street, on Monday nicht, was frustrated by the
timely discovery of Engineer Hibbitsof the ad-
The British ship Bradloek arrived from New
castle. N. *. \V., with her cargo of coal on fire
yesterday. She was run on the flats at Sausa
iito by the tugs Vigilant and Fearless and
pumped full of water.
John Nolan, a livery-stable man, was regis
tered at the City Prison early yesterday morn
ing for battery upon Policeman P. A. Gillin,
and Frank Sullivan, his companion, for vio
lating the hack ordinance.
K. S. Pillsbury consumed the whole of yes
terday with his argument on the Railroad Com
mission ea*e. He will conclude to-day and will
be followed by Messrs. Hayne, Garber and Dis
trict Attorney Foote in the order named.
Engineers and surveyors have been started
on the Sierra Mad re Railway from near El
Paso to Mazatlan. This road is projected
through the rich mining districts of Mexico,
a:.<l will divert an enormous trade to the Pa
At a joint meeting of the directors and trus
tees of the Valley road yesterday, the best
method of raising the $0,000,000 required to
complete the road was discussed, and finally
jut m the hands of a committee of six. John
Moss was appointed traffic manager.
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Mr. Pillsbury's Argument
Occupied the Whole
of a Day.
THE RIGHT TO LEASE.
It Was Conferred Upon the Com
pany by the Terms of
FULLY VESTED WITH POWEB.
Authorities Cited in Cases of Corpor
alions Operating Exclusively in
The whole of yesterday was taken up by
E. S. Pillsbury of counsel for the railroad
company in arguing on the matter of the
25 j*>r cent reduction in freights made by
the Railroad Commissioners.
The gist of his argument during the
morning session was that the Southern
Pacific Company had the same rights in
this State as though it had been created
He argued that foreign corporations and
State corporations were permitted to trans
act business on an equal basis, so far as
legal rights and privileges are concerned.
Mr. Pillsbury, in the afternoon, con
tinued his argument with the statement
that the Legislature of Kentucky expressly
conferred upon the Southern Pacific Com
pany the Dower to lease raiiroads outside
of the State of Kentucky. A corporation
created in any State may exercise in any
other State the general powers as con
ferred in it? charter.
"That means valid powers," interrupted
"What do you mean by that?" asked
"I mean powers which the Legislature
is authorized to confer upon the corpora
tion,' was Mr. Hayne's reply.
Mr. Pillsbury cited a case wherein a cor
poration was created in PZngiand to do
the business of mining in Missouri. This
was a parallel to that of the Southern Pa
cific of Kentucky, created in Kentucky for
the purpose of doing business in States
oti.er than Kentucky. Other cases were
cited in support of the same proposition.
Mr. Hayne interrupted the counsel with
the question: "Was there a positive pro
hibition against carrying on business in
its home place?" Mr. Hayne asked this
question because the charter granted to
the Southern Pacific by the Legislature of
Kentucky prohibited* that corporation
from doing business in the State of Ken
Mr. Pillsbury's reply was tnat in the
case of the mining company incorporated
in Great Britain the prohibition to do
Business in that country was not expressed
in the charter, but was'found in the gen
eral laws of the country. The Southern
Pacific, he argued, is controlled by the
Jaws of the several States in which ii'does
business and not by its cnarter in that
Opinions of the Supreme Court were
read to the effect that a company could be
leually incorporated in Massachusetts to
go into the business of raising cotton in
South America or cocoanuts and bananas
in the South Sea islands.
Mr, Hayne was obdurate. It was evi
dent that Mr. Pillsbury's argument had
not psychologized him, and "he broke in
again with, ''Suppose the charter pro
vided that the corporation could do no
business in its own State?"
"That is entirely irrelevant to this case,"
responded Mr. Pillsbury. with a smile.
"I have been for some years educating
you in the law, and I don't care to resume
the task just now."
"Very well," retorted the imperturbable
Hayne, "if you don't want to commit
your>elf on that point I won't press you."
Mr. Pillsbury went on with his argu
ment to the 'effect that the Southern
Pacific Company had a right to lease a
railroad in California or any other State
than Kentucky, provided that the laws of
the State of California and of other States
would permit it to do so. If the charter
authorizes a railroad corporation to build
railroads in another State it could do that
if not prohibited by the laws of that State.
Here Mr. Hayne got in another inter
ruption. He asked:
"Would that imply the power to lease?"
" The power to do a banking business,"
replied Mr. Pillsbury, "implies the power
to lease a place in which to do the busi
ness of banking."
"You don't answer my question," re
marked Mr. Hayne. frigidly.
At this point Judge McKenna inter
posed with the remark that he thought
there were too many interruptions. Mr.
Hayne would have an opportunity of re
plying in due time to the counsel's argu
ment, added the court. He misrht ask
questions, but not carry on a cross fire of
argument with the opposing counsel.
Mr. Pillsbury called attention to the
fact that the lease does not cover a con
tinuous system from San Francisco to
New Orleans or New York, because there
was a break in Texas. He denied that the
Sunset route and the Central Pacific were
not competing roads, because the latter
did not extend beyond Ogden and had no
control of the rates of freights and passage
oeyond mat point.
"Then, in order to be a competing road,
it must go clear across the continent '!"
suggested District Attorney Fitzgerald.
"A competing road is one which star's
from the sam^ terminal and ends at the
came terminal as another road," was Mr.
In response to a question by the court
Mr. PiJlsbury said that the Southern Pa
cific ol Kentucky receives from the Cen
tral Pacific all over 6 per cent on its capi
"Does the lessee do the carrying?" in
quired Mr. Hayne.
"Of course it does," said Mr. Plllsbfuy.
"Then, why,' asked Mr. Hayne, "should
the lessee get a share from the other?"
"If the Southern Pacific of Kentucky
sees lit to lease this read and operate it, it
has a right to take a certain percentage of
its earnings for that purpose," was Mr.
In illustrating a point in his argument
the speaker said: -'Suppose, for illustra
tion, that the San Joaquin Valley road
that is being built was completed from
Stockton to Visalia, it would be inhibited.
if a combination cr an agreement should
be made between tho.se roads by which
there should be an artificial division of
"They could not make an arrangement
that at the end of the month it should be
considered that one had carried so much
and the other to much, and that on the
basis of a tariff for that business one
should receive a proportionate amount of
the money earned. Suppose that for the
purpose of convenience the Southern Pa
cific of California desired to operate that
road as part of a through line and should
send its freight business over that road,
and that it would be allowed to get a cer
tain percentage of all the freight collected
in California, they would have a right to
do that in law if it was done for a lawful
The speaker then went on to discuss the
bias of the Railroad Commissioners in
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY. APRIL 8, 1896.
having pledged themselves to reduce the
rates 25 per cent horizontally. He said
that that action had rendered the commis
sion powerless to act impartially between
ihe people and the railroad. The idea that
a man being pledged in advance to a cer
tain course could act fairly and do justice
as between two parties was inconsistent
"What, can be said," he asked, "of the
fairness and impartiality of a Commis
sioner who has announced in advance
what his action will be? Can any one say
that the jrentletuan who had taken that
pledge could be independent and free to
act according to the dictates of his con
science? Suppose that he refused to carry
out that pledge, would he not be con
demned by the people and the press of the
On this point the speaker was reading
authorities to prove that the taking of
a pledge was fatat to the validity of the
acts of a commission when the hour of
It i? expected that Mr. Pillsbury will
conclude his argument to-day. He will be
followed by Messrs. Hayne, Garber and
United States District Attorney Foote in
the order named.
The case will probably consume the rest
of this week.
GOLDEN EAGLE KNIGHTS
Their Grand Castle Meets and
Elects Officers for the
The Business Brought to a Close at
Night With a Banquet in
The Grand Castle of the Knights of the
Golden Eagle of California held its annual
session yesterday morning, afternoon and
evening in Coloma Hall, Native Sons'
The morning and atternoon meetings
were business sessions at which the reports
of various officers were received.
The order was found to be in a flourish
ing condition both financially and numer
The report of the national order showed
an increase to 100,000 and that the order
Thomas A. McGowan, Newly Elected Grand Chief of the Grand Castle of Cali
fornia, K. G. K.
was still rapidly growing. The strong
holds of the organization were Philadel
phia and Baltimore. Philadelphia alone
had a membership of 45,000.
The newly elected officers are:
firand chief. T. A. McGowan; grand vice
chief, N. L. Rose; grand high priest, F. T.
Morrelle; grand master records, George B.
Hnnna; grand keeper exchequer, Daniel Nor
cross; grand sir herald, C. A. King; grand
first guardsman, A. D. Cheshire; grand sec
ond guardsman, R. L. Kohr; supreme repre
sentative, U. A. Lewir,.
For service-* rendered the organization
the honors of past chief were conferred on
J. B. Hollingsworth of No. 7. Los Anireles;
L. Wickstrom, No. 1, California; W. G.
Wright of Pacific No. 10 and T. J. Barnes
of Live Oak No. 4. The honors of past
grand chief were conferred on W. O. Mac
dougall ot California No. 1.
For district grand chiefs the following
appointments were made:
Niipa and vicinity, G. D. Secord; Angels and
vicinity, B. G. Warrington; Pomona and
vicinity, E. Henderson; Stockton and vicinity,
The grand instructors were appointed as
San Francisco and vicinity, \V. O. Mac
douEall; Los Angeles and vicinity, J. 8.
Buskirk ; Angels and vicinity, L. J. Hutehin
son; Stockton and vicinity, H. H. Bolly;
I'omona and vicinity, T. J. Barnes.
The following are the various standing
committees for the new year:
Law— W. K. Noreross, .1. W. Van Horn, H.
Atkins. R. L. Kohr, W. J. Kidd.
Finance and mileage— J. W. Gnlhraith, W. O,
Macdougall, F. E. Uathurs, W. C. Lohrneyor, L.
Printing— George B. Hanna, Samuel McCall,
H. A. Chase.
Returns and credentials— J. S. Buskirk, D. N.
Hanna, V. E. White.
Appeals — E. Henderson, D. N. Hanna, T. F.
Laird, S. H. Duncan, B. L. Palmountain.
In the evening all the officers elecied
during the afternoon were installed. The
grind body will not meet again until the
first Thursday in April. 1898.
The Pacific Castle entertained the grand
officers at the Alcazar building. Many of
the visiting delegates took their wives and
daughters with them, and a very enjoyable
time was had. Toasts were given and
The visitors, are being entertained by
residents of this City, and express the
highest admiration for the sights seen and
their cordial reception.
Charged With a Felony.
Harry Wilson, 23 years of age, who snys he
is a salesman, was charged at the City Prison
last night by Detectives ligan and Silvey with
obtaining goods by false pretenses. In Sep
tember last he went to the California Optical
Company, 317 Kearny street, representing that
he was in the employment of the star Jewelry
Company, and obtained $03 worth of goods,
which he sold and appropriated the proceeds
to his own uses and purposes. Yesterday he
was arresied by Policemnn Silver and Hutch
ing 1 ? for petty larceny, and when taken to the
City Prison Egan and Silvey recognized him.
Stole an Oven Door.
Ah Yong, a Chinese servant, was arrested yes
terday afternoon on Larkin street by Police
man Chase on the charge of petty larceny. He
had been employed by Mrs. Vau Dusen* Van
Ness avenue, but after four days' trial he quit
work. When he demanded his money she told
him she would see about it and he deliberately
tore off the door from the kitchen stove and
walked away with it, telling the astonished
lady that she could have it back on paying him
his wages. The oven door is heid as evidence.
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DR. IMBER ON KABBALISM
Mystic Lore Held by Only
Thirty-Six Men in the
MASTERS OF LIFE BUT HIDDEN.
Wisdom Handed Down From Adam
aud Preserved by Unselfish
Souls for Good.
Professor Naphtaly Herz Imber, one of
the thirty-SUt masters of the Kabbala,
told something about the faith that was
in him last evening in the lecture-room of
the Temple Emanu-Kl to an aDpreeiative
audience, less than one-half of which was
composed of Hebrews and the remainder
of Gentile theosophists with but few ex-
The professor is a slender, undersized
man with a very swartny complexion,
black eyes with fierce red blood vessels
where the whites should be. His lecture
upon the Jvahljala was of a rambling na
ture, made up chiefly of attacks upon
astrology, the Theoaophical Soriety and
spiritualism, with a eooa word for that
prince of fakirs, Count Cagliostro, physi
cian and astrologer.
But the Kabbaiist is a good-humored lit
tle man, and takes great delight in inti
mating that he is one of the mystic thirty
six to whom has been imparted the hidden
meaning of the Book of Kaballa, which
treats of the occult forces of nature and
the power of the invigorated human wilt
Rabbi Voorsanger introduced the speaker
with a speech which for cleverness and
snap would cau?e Chauncey Depew to hide
his diminished head behind the tails of his
clawhammer coat. The rabbi announced
that the subject was one "of which you
know nothing, and I know nothing, but of
which the gentleman who is about to ad-
dress you claims to know a good deal.
This subject has never been discufsed in
San Francisco before, and it may not be
The professor, with a foreign accent
rough enough to break up old scrap iron,
begun his lecture with the expression of
his surprise on beholding "such a noble
audience; the cream of society here." He
then proceeded to demolish astrology,
which he did to his own satisfaction very
neatly. When Napoleon Bonaparte was
born, thousands of other children came
into the world at the same moment of
time and under exactly the same planet
ary influences, yet only one of them
turned out to be a famous general, and that
was Bonaparte. Thousands of children
wen 1 born at the same moment as the Bard
of Avon, yet there lias been only one
William Shakespeare. These and other
examples, the speaker alleged, were suf
ficient to show that the claims of astrology
were impossible and nonsensical.
The professor blamed the Blavatskyan
theosophists for advocating the idea of re
incarnation. According to the professor
every human being when born is an angel,
and he becomes bad because of bis evil
environment. That being so, bow can he
become better by leaving the spiritual
world and reincarnating himself among
the same evil surroundings? The proposi
tion was absurd, he said. The Buddhists
say that once in every (5000 years a god is
reincarnated for the purpose of lifting up
humanity. That is the true theosopby.
The word Kabbala, the professor ex
plained, meant tradition received or ac
cepted. "The Book of Creation" was the
first book. It was by the Patriarch Abra
ham taught to Melchisedek, King of Salem.
It consists of a booklet of only four pag s
in the Hebrew language. The book was
an open secret, he said, the highest con
ception of wisdom. He who would under
stand it must have received the wisdom
from some one qualified to receive it and
to read between the lines. The other
books of the Kabbala were in the Chaldeau
Tradition pays that the Kabbala was
handed down from Adam to his sons and
thence down to Abraham, Adam had no
theaters to attend, no cards to play, and
he had nothing to do but to asK, "Why
am I here?" and to think about the na
ture and the cause of his surroundings.
Among the Kabbalistic books of recent
origin, the speaker explained, was one by a
rabbi who was born in Egypt 400 years
ago. He was an ascetic, ana taught that
in order to attain spirituality it was neces
sary to subjugate the passions and the ap
petites of tlie Mesh.
The next Kabbalist was a rabbi who lived
a century ago. He did not preach nor
practice * asceticism, but said: "God
Almighty is more pleased when I smoke
my long pipe tnan he is with the prayers
of a hundred rabbis." He performed
many wonders and was persecuted by the
other rabbis. He did not write a iine, but
handed down his wisdom to Jacob Joseph.
The professor then went on to describe
the idea of the Kabbala as concentration of
•'lf I miss a square meal," he said, "I
feel a hole in my heart, but if I should re
ceive a telegram stating that 1 had won
$100,000 in a lottery I would forget to eat
or drink anything for three days. On the
other hand, if I should receive a telegram
that my father was dead I would be utterly
crushed down. Mind is everything; the
The professor informed his hearers that
the discovery of the Roentgen or X ray
was predicted in one of the ancient Kab
baiistic books, which announced that in
Jewish year 5556 "the new light would be
found." The date corresponds with 1896
of the Christian chronology.
The dreams of the Kabbaiist are an in
sight into the future.
"You must bear in mind," added the
professor, "that in the KabDala what will
be is already in existence. Its development
is only a matter of time.' r
He then said that he had predicted the
defeat of the Italian army in Africa and
that his prediction was published in an
African paper before the news reached the
The apparently wonderful things done
by the fakirs in India were due to hyp
notic power, he said, lie did not propose
to give his audience any manifestations of
his own power. He would not call in the
spirits as one would call in a dog with
"Come In Jack," and "That wiJl do now;
go away. Jack."
"If my father who loved me could come
back I assure you lie would be with me
three times a day, but the spirits have
other obligations than of this earth, other
masters and other laws to fulfill.'
He next told of the Kabbaiist masters,
who were thirty-six men in all the world
possessing the secret knowledge. They
were scattered through the haunts of men,
and when one of them was about to die he
imparted the knowledge to some disciple
worthy to receive it, anu thus there were
always thirty-six men in the world, never
more nor never less, who were masters of
the Kabbala. When one of these thirty
six becomes known to the people he must
die or disappear and go to some other
When the speaker was thirteen years old
he often went to the synagogues* to pray
and meditate in solitude. There ne met a
Kabbaiist who told young Imber that he
wanted to impart to him the mystery of
the Kabbala, because he was going to die
and his place should be rilled. Alter giv
ing the boy four weeks' of instruction the
Young Imber went to Jerusalem, and
although be had never studied Hebrew he
wrote in that language. His explanation
of this gift of tongues was that words are
matter, and that the air of Palestine was
and had been vibrating for thousands of
years with Hebrew words. Knowing the
mystery of nature he heard these words
and wrote the language fluently. Al
though he had never been to school the
words came to him.
Rabbi Yoorsanger followed with a few
remarks to the effect that the Kabbala was
strictly speaking the metaphysics of Israel,
the gnosticism of Egypt.* He believed
that Professor lmber had misrepresented
THE FLORAL SHOW.
Editor Harrison Gray Otis on the Won-
•In b to Be Presented at Los
Colonel Harrison Gray Otis, editor of
the Los Angeles Times, who is at the Oc
cidental, says that great preparations are
being made in the southern metropolis for
the forthcoming flower show. He thinks
it will surpass anything of the kind hith
erto given and thousands of people are ex
pected, not only from the different cities
in California, but iroui all over the Coast
nd the East.
The $25,000 set aside for the floral dis
play is all being used and, more than this,
large sums will be expended by private
citizens in decorating their homes, thus
adding to the display. The city, in fact,
is expected to be transformed into a beauti
ful bower of roses.
Los Angeles has many visitors there al
ready who will remain "till the great floral
display and accompanying fetes are over.
Tne other towns of Southern California
are also well liliea with peopie who intend
to be present.
Colonel Otis thinks the floral show will
be a marvelous thing in the variety of the
novelties presented. He is enthusiastic
over it. The colonel also says politics is
growing Interesting in the south. He is
for William McKinley and is of the opin
ion that he ought to be the coming man.
Editor Otis, woo came np largely to at
tend the Dopew dinner, will remain for a
day or two.
TO ELECT DIRECTORS.
An Important Meeting of the Southern
Pacific Stockholders to Be
Held To- Day.
General Hubbard of New York, who rep
resents the Hopkins-Searles interest in
the Southern Pacilic Railroad Company,
arrived here yesterday to be present at trie
stockholders' meeting of that company to
day. He came in a private car, accom
panied by William Neahl, his private sec
retary, and two friends, General Francis
Fesaenden and \V. H. Bridgeraan.
At the meeting of the Southern Pacific
Company stockholders to-day -the direct
ors for the ensuing year will be elected
and reports will be presented of the past
year's ljusiness of the corporation. It is
expected that the stringent measures for
economy adopted by the management will
show their efficacy in the dividends that
wili be declared.
Kuruora have been current that General
Huhbard will join forces with the Stan
ford interests with a view to being elected
president, but those who claim to be well
posted aver that President C. P. Hunting
ton will have no opposition for the office
he now holds, as the stockholders are well
satisfied with his management.
J. C. Stubbs, now third vice-president,
it is expected, will be elected second vice
president, the office left vacant since the
death of A. N. Towne, and the position of
third vice-president abolished. A successor
to the late Secretary Lansing will also be
Warren E. Price, the bookseller, convicted of
sending obscene literature through the mails,
was not sentenced yesterday, as was expected.
On the application of his attorney, G. B.
Haskell, a stay of judgment for one week was
granted by Judge Morrow.
A Sudden Death.
Isaac Strauss, a waiter 28 years of age, died
suddenly at his residence, <>24 Post street, last
evening. Jt is presumed that death resulted
from heart disease. The body was removed to
Another Fender Test.
J. E. Hall has extended an invitation to the
Supervisors to be present on Saturday morning
next at 10:H0 o'clock to witness a test of a new
fender. The trials will take place at Twenty
ninth and Mission streets.
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be adjustable so as to fit the
varying conditions of human "fc^u
anatomy. .No bicycle so "-""^ U
fully meets this requirement as the ■
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CHURCH WARDENS ELECT
Annual Selection of Officers
Made by the Episco
THE OLD AND NEW VESTRYMEN
Rights of Women of the Church to
Vote and Hold Office Not
The annual election of vestrymen and
trustees of the ten Episcoral churches of
the City was held last night.
According to church law the officers of
the church must Ufe elected on the first
Tuesday after Easter. In the East the
elections are generally held at high noon,
but the only church here which obeyed
that custom was Grace church..
All the others did their voting in the
evening, with the following result:
Grace Cathedral— Lloyd Tcvis. \V. H. Crocker,
J. C. Johnson, N. T. James, L. M. Ringwalt, G.
P. Woodward, A. B. McCreary, William Mint
zer, R. J. Wilson, Kirkhf.m Wright, Elliot Mc-
Allister, George H. Hook.
St. Luke's— Henry T. Scott, Sidney M. Smith,
Henry L. Davis, W. D. Clark. Dr G.H. Powers,
Robert B. Foreman, L. F. Montcagle, Henry B.
St. John's— David Brown. J. A. Cameron, F.
11. Eiohbaum, Joseph L. King. B. McKinne,
James Kolph Jr., F. L. Southack, F. \V. Van
Reynegom, P. T. M. Wnte, Henry K. White Jr.,
Henry F. Williams. E. D. Milliard.
St. Peter's— H. J. Graven, Alexander Gray,
C. P. Sickman,. Samuel Drake, tieorge Cuthbert,
Frank Sellwood, William 11. Medina.
Church of the Advent— Rev. J. A. Emery,
Colonel G. H. Mendell, Ira D. Thompson,
Livingston Gilson, K. T. Morris, T. G. Pack ham,
A. 11. Waupramaii, H. L. Sloss Jr., J. W. Allaire,
Trinity Church— George E. Walk, W. E.
Dean, J. F. Houghton, W. 11. Taylor, \V. Mayo
Newhall, E<hvard L. Eyre, S. L. Abbot Jr.,
Montgomery Godley, Wiliiam B. Hooper.
It vras thought the question of women
holding otfice In tho church would come
up tor discussion, but it did not.
The action of the last convocation bear
ing ou the subject matter is bar.ily rel
evant inasmuch as there were no candi
dates or the gentler sex.
The (juestion did not come up in any of
the churches, and Trinity, which is in
corporated under the iState law, providing
that only male members shall vote and
hold office, held its election first as a cor
poration and afterward as a parish.
MR. BOWERS' WORKMEN.
The Labor Bureau Appealed To by Un
The American Exchange embroglio,
which has kept the State Bureau of L,abor
Statistics busy for some days, developed
few new features yesterday. Bowers, the
contractor, displays some degree of resent
ment against Commissioners Fitzgerald
and Dam, but thus f:ir has not visited the
bureau, though both commissioners say
they are ready to receive any statement he
may wish to" make to them. Yesterday
moinin« Bowers paid some of his work
men 50 cents on the dollar, and about
thirty of them appeared before the Labor
Commissioners, asking that some effort
be made to have the claims adjusted in
full. All parties are awaiting the action
of Justice Groezmger, in whose court the
cases of Tyler and MacDermott. who have
sued Bowers for wages, are being tried.
Deputy Commissioner Dam wishes to
deny in the most emphatic manner a
rumor to the effect that he is animated by
ill feelings in Bowers' regard on account
of an old personal grudge. He affirms
that he has never met Bowers personally
and has had no dealings of any kind with
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Very Great Success of the Favorite
Production Superlative!— Cast Vnequaled!
PRICES— 15c, 25c. Nlght-lOc, 15c, 25c, 35c.
Monday— "CAD THE TOMBOY."
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TO-MORKOW NIOHT REMEMBER, THE
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3 GRAND CONCERTS 3
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HERR ANTON SCHOTT,
MR. ARTHUR FICKENSCHER.
Reserved seats 50c. 75c and fl, now. on sale at
Sherman.' Clay & \.o. 's Music-store.
COURSING AT NEWARK PARK.
THE INTERSTATE COURSISG CLUB
' — WILL, HOLD—
A GRAND COURSING TOURNAMENT
IN THE ABOVE PARK !■
ON SUNDAY NEXT, tHe 12th of April.
Trains for the Park leave ferries at 8:15 a.m.
Sunday and return at 6i 1 M.
" '• xt t, i- R - DIC KSOX, Secretary.
n I. H. Rossetkk, Treasurer.
*' PLEASURE GROUNDS.
Firth Wheel, Mirror Mare, Haunted
Swing and Punch and Judy always in
• Operation on Marry Way. Concerts
every Saturday and Sunday by
First Infantry Kegiinent, N. G. C, Band.
General Admission . '.'. ..' .. . . :...'.; . .. 10 cents
Chi1dren.......... ; fr cents
SHOOT THE CHUTES
AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
r,t£RKLSP 1O 5 (Adults) 1O CENTS.
CHILDREN-ADMISSION, 6c: CHUTES, sc.
Ladies-Chutes, Week-Day Afternoons, sc.
Dining tables galore!
89 different patterns for
you to look at now and
more coming every day.
At the top you see a table
that $8 will buy; and a right
good table, too.
Square posts, fluted : ornamental braces (help to
make the table strong, besides to look at.) An*
tique finish, polished.
: It comes in two sizes: •
6 feet long, *8.
8 feet Ions:, 810.
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NEW TO-DAY— AMUSEMENTS.
LAST PERFORMANCES OF
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Tonight. Friday and Saturday,
Thursday...: I\ HAMLET
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MONDAY NEXT, APRIL 13.
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Entire Firs t Week BEAU MM KM.
Second ■) "THE STORY OF RODIAN,"
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Week ) "JEKYLL AND HYDE." •
SEATS FOR 2 FIRST WEEKS READY
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I A I TO-NIGHT I A '
I DAILY I TO-NIGHT- — I XIOHTLYI
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In John J.'McN ally's Grpatest Laughing Success,
THE NIGHT CLERK.
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EVERYBODY " THEIR
And Everybody Wants to see
THE GREAT PLAY OF THE CENTURY.
Mark Twain's "Pudd'n'head Wilson"
By the Eminent Actor,
AND HIS EXCELLENT COMPANY.
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EVERY EVENING!— —
Our Easter Spectacular Extravaganza,
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The Latest Terpsichorean Novelty.
"RAYS OF LIGHT!"
Whole Show an Oriental Dream of Loveliness. .
Popular Prices— 2sc and sOc.
The Handsomest Family Theater In America,
WALTER MOKOSCO, Sole Lessee and Manage
THIS EVENING AT EIGHT,
Robert Drouet's Masterpiece,'
First Appearance of the Great Leading Actress,
•- MISS LISLE LEIGH.
An Unparalleled Cast ! A Great Play.
Svinixo Pricej— 2sc and 513.
family Circle and Oallerv. 10a
Usual Matinees Saturday and Sunday.
OTarrell Btrret, Between Stockton aa 1 Pn-w%\\
TO-NIGHT AND DURING THE WEEK.
A Brilliant Array of Sew People!
ELENA LEILA, ROSIE KENDEL*
LA BELLE CARMEN,
mi;^ ADONIS AMES,
BRUET AND RIVIERE,
THE NAVVNS, Etc., Etc.
Reserved seats. 25c; Balcony, 10c; Opera cn»tn
and Box seats. 50c.
FIVE GRAND CHORAL CONCERTS.
" TABERNACLE CHOIR.
Commencing , WEDNESDAY NIGHT,
April 15, to Sunday Night, April 19.
Sale of Season Tickets now open at Sherman,
Clay <ft C'o.'s. Prices— Season seats. $5 and 94.
• Single reserved seat sale begins Thursday, April
9. Prices 91 50 and 1. -
FIVE OR MORE RACES DAILY.
■ (RAIN OR SHINE.)
FIRST RACE AT 2:00 P. H.
Take Southern Pacific trains at Third and Tow*
send streets Depot/leaving at 12:40 and 1:15 p. K.
Fare for round trip, including admission to grand
stand, 91. Take Mission-street electric line direct :
A. B. SPRKCKELSk W. a. I.EAKE,