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-Mrs. George T. Gadcn. the Little Woman Who Has So Cheerfully Performed the
Many Duties of Corresponding Secretary and Chairman of the Programme
Committ-'e of the Woman's Congress, and Who Read a Clever Paper at the
Afternoon Session Yesterday on "The Slave as Ruler."
cation of females produces megrimous women, so
woman must not vote." Is not the meerimous
woman the one element lacking to clarify the
••filthy pool?" We are told In the name of science
that ourplaioid bone is not the rich* shape for
liberty: neither was the negro's shinbone, but he
is in. Let us turn toe X-ray on our plutoids, for it
is especially bird to be betrayed by our malformed
pla:oids just us the Kepublic&n party and The
Calx have indorsed us and the other parlies and
papers ire standing on one foot eager to catch on.
1 In- dead-line lor woman is the ballot-box. She
• may po everywhere els« safely: even Alone. Let
us arouse a crusade to rescue the American ballot
box and American manhood.
-. The following telegram from the Count
ess of Aberdeen was then read uruid much
Toronto, May 3.
• Rev. Anna Shave: Please convey kindest greet
ings ai.d best wishes to Pacific Coast Council.
The following answer was dispatched:
■.Lady Aberdeen, Toronto: The Pacific Coast
Woman's Congress return greetine most cor
dially. We are moving toward the front.
The last paper of the evening. was read
by Mrs. Harriet W. Russell-Strong, presi
dent of the Ebell Society of Los Angeles.
Her subject was "The Mother, Old and
"Sparta," she said, "depended in great
part upon its mothers for the noble men
who inhabited that country. Tne Spartan
women were said to be the only ones who
could rule men. The Roman mothers of
old were free women and not household
drudges, and this may have much to do
with the illustrious bravery of their eons.
"Eve undoubtedly strove to teach her
sons the lessons of divine harmony which
she had learned from the lips of the
Almighty. This teaching in the case of
Abel was successful, in that of Cain it ap
pears to aye been in vain; but in each
in.-tance the reaching itspil was the same
and the devoted teacher blameless for un
"The true mother must labor without
ceasing to bring about the new paradise.
The garden of Eden was not enlivened by
the sound of children's laughter. The
new Eden will be the home of glorious
motherhood. And the glory and crown of
motherhood is that grand, self-renouncing
love which is the very life of liberty."
' The question-basnet was then opened
and the first question was found to be:
"If women vote will they not deprive
men of Government positions?" .
To which Miss Shaw made answer as
"The class of men who seek public office
only for their own support," is the class
of men who ought to be put out and
women put in.
"Here is a biblical question: 'Does the
Bible mention woman suffrage? 1 Biblical
. questions teem to bother a good many
people, and often more after men preach
ers have expounded them than before.
The scriptures say God created man and
•woman, and made them the rulers of the
earth. The scripture is full of the equality
of man and woman."
Several other questions were answered,
Miss Shaw's ready wit and keen satire de
lighting the audience, while the pith of
all her replies left them with something
to think about. An adjournment was then
taken until to-day.
A magnificent floral anchor was one of the
decorations on the platform last evening.
It was made of Marecbal roses, yellow
sweet peas, ferns and smilax, and was
from Mr?. Annie B. Andrews of .Los
f Angeles, on behalf of the women of
THE THEOSOPHICAL VIEW.
Men and Women Are Equal and
No Distinction Should Be
Dr. Jerome A. Anderson, who is one of
the advanced exponents of theosophy in
this City, declared yesterday that any
statement that theosophists were opposed
to woman's suffrage was absolutely un
true. He held not only that woman was
entitled to suffrage, but that she was
equal to the male of the human species in
•everything according to the philosophy of
"Woman's equality with man in every
particular, including suffrage, is recog
nized completely throughout the Theo
eophical Society," he saia. •'Theosophy
teaches that the same Ego, or soul, mani
fests alternately during a series of lives as
male or female as its needs demand. All
manifestation is dual, and human life
necessarily requires its dual manifestation.
This is found in the male and female na
tures, the difference in which is only very
imperfectly expressed in sex. Sex is only
one of the many differences which mark
the swing of the Ego from pole to pole of
manifested human life. Both poles are
Ventura, Cal., May 6, 1896.
To the Editor of The Call:
Allow me, in the name of the Equal Suf
frage League of Ventura, to express our<
delight at the bold step you have taken in
declaring for woman suffrage. Knowing the
press to be the molder of public opinion, we
cannot express the gratitude we feel when
such a paper as The Call, with its clean
reputation and wide circulation, takes up
our cause .
Victory seem 3 almost in sight.
MRS. ORESTES ORR,
Cor. Sec. Ventura Equal Suffrage League.
recognized philosophically as being abso
"For a theosophist to say tbat man is
superior to woman, or woman to man,
would imply an almost entire ignorance of
"To give woman the ballot could not
but have a most beneficial effect, for it
would bring a new, purer and more con
servative element into our political life,
and would add very greatly toour stability
as a Nation. The refining influence of
woman at the polls would be just as ap
parent as it is in the home. Aside from
all special pleas, however, the fact that
theosophists look upon the human soul as
sexless, and that sex is only a phenomenom
of form, would show the absurdity of as
signing to woman an inferior place at the
councils of the Nation.
"To the theosophist justice is the key
note of all philosophy, and any denial of
the equality of the sexes would be a posi
tive injustice, and no true theosophist can
make such an assertion.
"Tne reincarnation of the Theosophical
Society in this century was due almost
wholly to the efforts of one woman,
Madam Blavatsky. Theosophv honors
women without attributing to them any
of that false aneelic superiority with
which shallow philosophers clothe them.
THE TRUE JOURNALISM
To the Editor of The Call:
Permit me to congratulate you on your advanced step in true
journalism, the advocacy of the true reforms of the day. I con
sider your issue of yesterday the best you have ever published.
The full and complete report of the speeches at the Woman's
Congress is worth more to the best interests of this State than the
"Holmes Confession" or the "Durrant murder trial" a thousand
times over. May you advance and prosper. Respectfully,
May 5, 1896. Mrs. M. Smith.
They are simply our equals in every
respect; our brothers and comrades in the
battle of life."
The last working day of the congress
will be devoted to a consideration of "The
Claims — General and Special— of Woman
Suffragists." The day's programme will
be as follows:
Morning session, 10:30 o'clock— "Women as
Citizen?." Mrs. Emma Seckle Marshall, Oak
land; "Housekeeping and City-keepinc," Miss
Harriet May Mills, New York; "Rlehi of Repre
sentation," Mrs. Alice Moore McOomas, Los An-
Keles; 'Reaction of Injustice," Miss barah
Afternoon session, 2:30 o'clock— "Rights of
Property and Rights of Persons, " Mrs. Harriet
W. Ku'sell Strong; 'Private-spirited Mothers,"
Rev. Anna H. Shaw; "A New Citizenship"
(sympoFium). Mrs. A. A. Sargent. Mrs. John F.
Swift, M.>s MollieE. Connors, Miss Mills; "A
Stronger Home" (paper), Mrs. Helen Campbell
of Chicago, 111. .
Evening session, 8 o'clock — "How Far Is
Woman Adapted and Adaptable to Political
Functions. " Professor H. H. Powers, Stanford
University; "Children of a Larger Growth "
Rev. Anna H. Shaw; "Practical Ethics for the
Home and (iovernment," Mrs. Sarah B. Cooper
president of the congress.
TO AID THE GREAT WEST
An International Exposition of
Trans • Mssissippi
California Asked to Contribute Money
and Products and Show the World
Isaac W. Carpenter, a member of the
board of managers of the Trans-Mississippi
International Exposition Association of
Omaha, Nebr., is in this City for the pur
pose of arranging for an exhibition of
California's products in that city in 1898,
beginning in June and ending in Novem
The Trans-Miesissippi Association has
been in existence eight years, and has
held meetings during that time consider
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1896.
ing matters of interest to the Western
country; such as the silver Question, the
Nicaragua canal, good roads, etc. At its
meeting in Omaha last November, the
matter of holding an international exposi
tion of the products of the great West was
discussed, and the following resolution
was unanimously adopted:
Whereas, We believe that an exposition of
all me products, industriea and civilization of
the States west of the Mississippi Kiver made
at 8om« central gateway, where the world can
behold the wonderful capabilities of these
wealth-producing States, would be of great
value, not only to the Trans-Mississippi States,
but to all the home-seekers of the world;
Resolved, That the United States Congress be
requested to take such steps as may be neces
sary to hold a Trans-Mississippi Exposition at
Omaha during the months of August, Septem
ber and October, in the year 1893, and
that the representatives of such States and
Territories In Congress be requested to favor
such an appropriation as is usual in such
cases to assist in carrying out this enterprise.
Mr. Carpenter said yesterday that it was
the plan to have the association repre
sented by a vice-president in every State
and one from the city of Omaha. He ad
ded that that city had been selected as the
site for the exposition because it was in
the center of a thickly populated portion
of the United States. Within a radius of
500 miles there are States whose combined
population is 20,000,000. The territory
comprising tne trans-Mississippi country
is two-thirds of the area of the whole
United States and has not quite one-third
of the entire population.
The idea of the association was that
Omaha, being near the eastern boundary
of this region, Eastern people could oe
more easily reached and brought there
more easily than they could be induced to
go to any of the more western cities, such
as Salt Lake and Denver.
"We hope to show to the home-seekers of
the East" continued Mr. Carpenter, "that
it is to iheir advantage to come West and
till up this grand and fertile country. Then
will there be a grand market for "Califor
nia's products, for east of the Mississippi
California comes into competition wun
Florida and other heavy fruit-growing cen
"The Legislature of lowa has already
made an appropriation for the purpose of
assisting to defray the expenses of the ex
position, and the Legislatures of other
States are taking up tbe matter. The Na
tional Congress is now considering an ap
propriation of $250,000. and the bill has
already passed the Senate. The merchants
of St. Louis aud the Chamber of Commerce
of Los Aneeles have adopted resolutions
favoring the exposition. Governor Budd
has appointed Georae W. Parsons of Los
Angeles as vice-president for California.
It is expected that the California Board of
Trade will take up the matter and prepare
an exhibit that will eclipse any that nas
been hitherto made by any State."
Mr. Carpenter will leave for Salt Lake
A 517.000 Watch.
"While in Geneva some months ago,"
said Colonel J. R. Reynolds, "I visited the
principal watch works there, and as a
matter of curiosity asked the manager
what was the highest-pric»d watch That
was made in Geneva. He said that the
most expensive watch turned out in Switz
erland was worth $700. This watch had a
split second hand and struck the hours if
needed. It also had in it a tiny musical
box, which played three distinct tunes.
This watch, he said, was tne finest that
could be made, but tbat ornaments, dia
monds, etc.. could be worked into the cases
which would run the price up into as
many thousands as the purchaser desired.
He said there had been one watch made in
his establishment, the ca^es of which ha<l
2029 Virginia Street, Berkeley.
been studdod with diamonds, and which
hail cost $17,000, but as far as the watch it
self was concerned it was a ?700 watch." —
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WEAVER OUT, REDDY IN,
A Change Finally Made in the
Superintendency of the
TAYLOR'S STERN ARRAIGNMENT
The Acting Executive Pours Hot
Shot Into the Beard ani
The Board of Health guillotine fell upon
the neck of Superintendent Weaver of the
Almshouse yesterday, and unless the
courts sustain him in the contest which
he threatens his watch at the helm of the
City poorhouse is at an cud.
The decapitation was to have taken
place on Wednesday, but at the last mo
ment Dr. Williamson, who some time ago
announced his intention of voting for the
retention of Weaver first, last and all the
time and then changed his mind and
agreed to vote with the majority, experi
enced a change of heart and told i)rs.
Morse, Hart and Fitzgibbon that he
would have to think the matter over.
Yesterday he had been sufficiently braced
up by the other members to vote accord
ing to bis pronii.-e, and the programme
went through without a hitch, except the
usual vociferous wrangle that nas charac
terized the meetings of the present board
ever since its members took their seats.
After the members had come together
with acting Mayor Taylor in the chair
yesterday Dr. Fitzgibbon moved that the
office of superintendent of the Almshouse
be declared vacant.
The chairman refused to entertain the
motion, but an appeal from the decision
was carried and the matter went to a vote.
Before this action was taken, however,
acting Mayor Taylor handed the chair
over to Dr. Morse and said a few words
that made the medical members squirm
in their seats.
After briefly reviewing the fight that had
been made to remove Weaver he said:
"I have found a business economy as
far as the superintendent's personal efforts
are concerned, and when he was not ham
pered by appointees of this board who
were unfit for the performance of the du
ties devolving upon them.
"I say that he has been hampered by in
competent men, who were appointed by
this board, and I can give you names if
I necessary. The public must know it, and
shall know it. The members of the Board
of Supervisors— men of average intelli
gence, have examined the institution, and
j they agree it is a mistake to change the
| management. The Grand Jury iuspected
it, and thry have said that it is the best
i managed institution in the City. I don't
know why this matter was brought up
here to-day, for 1 thought that it had
been settJed long ago. PerhaDs it was ex
j pected that I might vote for Mi. Weaver's
i removal without a thorough knowledge of
the facts; but I'm not built that way. I
dent suppose 1 could change the opin
ions of any of you men, if I should talk
from now until "doomsday, but I cay that
the contemplated action of this board is
unjust and undignified. Moreover, I am
inclined to think that it emanated from
the high and exalted position of chief
executive of the .-tutu and that it has de
scended into the tilthy pool of politics to
gratify the lust of a greedy politician.
This man, who lias lived in this commun
ity for half a century and who is known to
be an honest and in upright official, is to
be s-ncrifietd in order that the behests of a
man who has not u.e interests oi this city
at heart, but who is actuated entirely by
political selfishness, shall be rarried out.
If this don't act as a boomerang upon
Democracy, then I am very much mis
taken. Tne consummation of this con
templated outrage upon the community
will never be forgiven."
Not to be outdone, Dr. Fitzpibbon took
the floor and demanded a vote on his
motion, after vehemently denying that he
was a politician or tnat the superin
tendent's removal had any connection with
politics. Drs. Hart, Morse and Fitzgibbon
voted aye promptly , but Dr. Will ianison
had a long explanation to make, the
burden of which was that he was opposed
to the removal of Mr. Weaver, but had
concluded that for the best interests of the
Almshouse, wnich was being injured
through the continual bickering and con
flict of authority, he would vote with the
majority. Chairman Taylor voted no em
Dr. Hart moved that Captain Edward
Keddy be appointed to the vacant position,
and the measure carried, Dr. Williamson
refusing to vole and Chairman Taylor vot
When Mayor Sutro learned .of the action
tiiken by the Board of Health he expressed
nimselt as follows:
"I am sorry to see that Mr. Weaver has
been removed, fco-called additional evi
dence was submitted to me last Sunday,
professing to make some of his acts appear
criminal. I carefully went through it and
with the explanation that was given me
by Mr. and Mrs. Weaver I am satisfied
that there was no criminal intent and that
the most that can be said about it is that
Mrs. Weaver may have been euilty of
"I believe that on examination by a
proper court, where the value of the "evi
dence would be properly weighed, espe
cially that coming irom discharged em
ployes, Mr. and Mrs. Weaver would be
set before the public in a lignt that they
they would not be ashamed ot."
INDICT HIM IN SECRET.
Cautious to Prevent Public
Knowledge of Grand
The Board of Health Did Not Appear
in Response to the Jury's
The Grand Jury yesterday held an extra
tight secret session in the innermost room
of the inner recesses of the District Attor
ney's office. To reach the sanctum of
secrecy one had to pass through the apart
ments of District Attorney Barnes, J, A.
riosmer, Alfred P. Blact, E. D. Peixotto,
Walter B. Blair, John B. Tungate, Thomas
F. Dunn, Arthur Brand and Robert
The District Attorney cautioned his as
sistants particularly to breathe no whisper
and convey no hint as to the mysterious
doings of the Grand Jury. Each assistant
was loaded with the secret that an indict
ment was pending, but all were instructed
not to come in contact with an outsider
lest the aecret should escape by induction.
Captain Lees also had the secret, and a
half dozen detectives shared the responsi
bility with him of keeping it.
The grand jurors themselves took a
double-riveted oath of secrecy, and to
miike the compact more binding each
gave his personal word of honor to di
vulge nothing of their proceedings until
the man the detectives wanted was caught.
Corked up in this fashion the jury de
liberated. At half-past 4 o'clock Frank
Maskey, foreman, led the column of his
secret-burdened followers to Judge Slack's
courtroom and there presented his Honor
an indictment. The latter read it, and
when be got possession of the secret, of
course, the tension on the others was
When Judge Slack finished reading he
looked at District Attorney Barnes, and
the latter moved that the indictment De
placed on the secret file. To keep the mat
ter secret he went still further and moved
that the name of the person indicted be
not written in the minute-book of the
Clerk. As an extra precaution he asked
permission to withdraw from the posses
sion of the court the indictment papers
and Judg Siack granted this request.
Various stories were soon in circulation
at the City Hail. The fact that W. H.
Crocker oc"o c " the CrocKer- Wool wortn Bank
was a witness in the jury-room gave rise
to the rumor that the "bank had been
cheated by forgery.
Mr. Crocker himself said last night:
"There is no trutn In that story. I was
before the Grand Jury on another matter,
and the bank has nothing to do with the
Then another story went the rounds to
the effect that a prominent railroad man
had been indicted for erubezzlement.
This story is flatly denied.
The truth of the matter, so far as can be
ascertained, is this: Captain Lees has dis
covered that a clever crook bearing several
aliases, one of which is plain "Jones," is
in town. The captain feared that any
outside »alk about the indictment would
be conveyed to Jones, alias Crook, et al.,
and that the latter would shake the dust
of the peninsula from his garments be
fore the police could him.
The nature of the forgery committed is
not so remarkable and the amount of
money embezzled is not astounding. The
main object in view is to keep Jones in
ignorance of wcat the Grand Jury is doing
and to convince him that our detectives
know when a noted crook is in town.
The Grand Jury expected to hrar mem
bers of the Board of Health yesterday, but
thesp doctors being busy elsewhere in
practical politics, paid little heed to the
request of the jury. Next time tn<» request
to bear the members of the Board of
Health may be in the form of a summons.
George Kobertson, the steward of the
City and County Hospital, has been will
ing for some^ time to explain to the jury
why coarse raw su^ar was procured for
the patients. He fancies that he can con
vince the jury that the brown-black raw
sugar is the sweetest thing on earth, al
though it is not of tne grade called for in
the contractor's schedule.
On the sugar question the mind of the
jury is rixed. Arthur Price had samples
of the sugar analyzed and the report of the
analysis is on file.
The Board of Health's presence is de
sired in order that some explanation may
be given as to why the hospital is not kept
clean, why the rooms are unswept and
why old, wooden slopbuckets are left
standing in the kitchen. In a word, the
Grand Jury wants to know why the pa
tients at the hospital cannothave the
civilizing influences of cleanliness in the
Last night one of the jurors said :
"I understand the account for the main
tenance of the hospital is already over
drawn to the extent of $9000. The Board
of Health, instead of loosing after hospi
tal affairs, is making a place in the Alms
nouse for a non-resiuent. Affairs have
come to such a pass that public sentiment
will cause the next Legislature to abolish
the State Board of Health entirely, and
then San Francisco can manage the hos
pital and Almshouse without State inter
ference. Thete institutions are supported
by local taxes and should be controlled by
the local governing body. This last out
rage of removing a capable superintendent
to make a place for an outsider is the most
grievous violation of civil service reform
IS BEHELD WITH HORROR
Historic Journey of a Horseless
Carriage Through Ala
Two Lauies at Newark and Many
Others Were Glad When It
Had Passed By.
Oakland Office Fan Francisco Call,)
908 Broadway, May 8. )
Charles Fair's horseless carriage has
made a streak of history during the past
week. It extends from Oakland to fcau
The vehicle that announces its presence
by emitting puffs from the vicinity of its
rear wheels has passed through Alameda
County, and in those neighborhoods
whose commercial life is wrapped up in
strawberry beds and potato patches, and
where the nearest approach to metropoli
tan life is a lamppost with coal oil
illumination, it has created a great sensa
Several minor accidents are also attrib
uted to it and many unnecessary scares
have furnisned the basis for several stories
of "narrow escapes from death."
In Oakland the machine created genu
ine surprise, but the citizens suppressed
it, not wishing to be taken for residents
of the suburbs of Milpitas. San Leandro
and Haywards saw it and wondered, but
after it left San Lorenzo the denizens of
the vegetable districts laid do^-n their
hoes and gazed with open mouths. The
horses, who had never seen anything more
uncanny than a Chinaman in a passion,
shied and jumped and broke their bay
band harnesses and did considerable dam
At Newark the puffing cart created more
sensation than a traveling circus. It will
long be remembered there and be ranked
as of similar importance to the latest visit
of Cupid in their midst.
Mr. and Mrs. Wills of Newark met the
snorting phenomenom and their horse
at once renounced his allegiance to the
reins, broke his harness and injured him
seif with one of tlie broken shafts.
A lady who was driving with her chil
dren encountered the carriage and her
horse at once bolted. The lady was nearly
paralyzed with fright, but one of the little
children who was carrying her pet dog
clasped her animal in her arms, and after
the gasoline vehicle had passed they
emerged safely from under the seat.
At Milpitas the whole uopulation turned
out to see the novelty. Ail through the
town the party was tendered an ovation,
but there was an agreeable feeling of se
curity wheii the sound of the puffing had
died away. All along the journey there
was an indefinable fear that the thing
might "go oft," but instead it went on till
it reached San Jose.
A Dangerous Friend.
He is the greatest bore in Dallas. We
will, however, not mention bis name, on
account of the libel law. He was talsing
to a crowd about the coming local election.
Referring to an aidermanic candidate, the
bore said :
"Jones is a good man; he 19 capable,
honest, fearless and conscientious. He
will make the very kind of an Alderman
we need. I have special cause to be grate
ful to Jones. He saved me from drown
•'Do you really want to see your friend
Jones elected?" asked a solemn-faced old
man in the group.
"Of course I do," exclaimed the bore.
"Then don't let the voters know that he
saved your liie or he will be snowed un
The group laughed and dispersed. —
Knocked Out by Hailstones.
Miss Lenore Smith, a student at Mount
Union College, while on her way home
was caught in the storm. She was struck
on the head by the large hailstones,
knocked down and was unconscious for
threa hours. She has been ill ever since
with concussion of the brain. — Cincinnati
The best marksmen are usually those
with, gray or blue eyes.
HYMEN HAS BEEN HURRIED
The Hobart- Williams Wedding to
Bs Celebrated on Tues
AN EASTERN HONEYMOON.
Miss Jenrre Elair Entertains a Num
bjr cf Fr en^s in Honor of
Charles N. Feltoa Jr.
On Tuesday next. May 12, the much
discus«-ed Hobart- Williams nuptials will
Since the announcement of the engage
ment of this fortunate young couple so
ciety has found their approaching mar
riage a fruitful and interesting theme for
Everybody, high and low, rich and poor
alike, have taken as it were a personal in
terest in the gracious and beautiful young
bride and the manly groom.
All agree that the possession of many
millions has not taken a bit iroin the
frank, generous spirit of the young
Croesus, and that of all the society beaux
none are more truly and thoroughly Amer
ican than young Hobart.
Of the beautiful bride there has yet to be
spoken an unkind word. Friends, admir
ers, even rivals, find nothing but the bc-t
and kindest things to say of her. They
dwell upon her modesty, her gracious
charms, her rare beauty and, last but
not least, her unusual mental attain
The only expressed regret is that the
wedding is to be so quietly celebrat-d. It
is to be a noon ceremony and only the im
mediate relatives, about twenty in num
ber, will be present.
The attending festivities are to be con
ducted with the utmost simplicity, on
account of the extremely delicate health of
the bride's mother, w r ho has been an in
valid for the past sixteen years.
Miss Juliet Williams, the bride's only
sister, is to be the maid of honor and
Harry Stetson the best man.
Miss Ella Hobart, sister of the groom,
is to be the bridesmaid.
After the ceremony the happy young
couple will leave fur an extended' Eastern
visit. They will visit all the principal
Eastern watering placet and at Bar Har
bor will be the guest of Governor Denni
son of Ohio and Mrs. Dennison, cousin of
the bride. They will then return in time
to be at Del Moiite during the shoot. The
winter will be spent in this City at the
Hobart mansion, and next spring the
young millionaire and his bride will tour
Miss Williams has already received
many elegant and costly wedding gifts,
prominent among which are a complete
table service of solid cold and a diamond
sunburst, both the gifts of the groom's
sister, Miss Ella Hobart,
Invitations have been issued for the
opening of the Pacific Yacht Club, which.
will take place at the clubhouse at Sausa
lito. The festivities will be held both this
afternoon and evening.
Miss Jennie Blair gave a theater party on
Wednesday evening at the Baldwin, compli
mentary to Charles N. Felton Jr., who leaves
to-day for New York en route to Europe.
Alter enjoying Eddie Key and his amus
ing creation of "Miss Brown," the party re
paired to the Palace Hotel, where an elaborate
supper was served.
Miss Blair's guests were: Miss Laura Mc-
Kinstry, Mlbs Jennie Hooker, Miss Laura
Bates. Mrs. Blair, Charles N. Feltou Jr., Jerome
Hurt, Walter Newhall, Waiter JJean and E. If.
Mr. ami Mrs. E. E. Poulsen celebrated the
fifth anniversary of their wedding, on
Tuesday evening, April 28, by a recep
tion at their home, ll'Jo Wiilow street, Oak
land, followed by a dance at Fraternity Hall.
It was a most elaborate affair. The decora
tions of the pretty residence and hall as well
were profuse mid artistic.
Those present beside* Mr. and Mrs. Poulsen
were Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Mickelson.Mr
and Mrs. Hamilton, Mr. ami Mrs. Berry, Mr.
and Mrs. Stiaw. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. N'atinger,
Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Walters, Mr. and Mr.-.
Earnest KabiMiis, Mr. and Mrs. Heslip, Mr. and
Mrs. A. S. Cole, Mr. and Mrs. George Bennett,
If. C. Holly, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Joyce, Mr. and
Mrs. A. 11. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. J. Fowzer,
Mr. and Mrs. Royal Bradway, Mr. and Mrs.
Kief, Mr, aud Mrs. Gardner, Mr. and Mrs
Strawbridge, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. L. C. rushing,
Mrs. ( harlea Harrington, Mrs. Mary Douglas,
Miss Lena de Mooy, Miss Jennie O^en, Miss L
BerquiU, Miss Minnie Kabisins, Miss Mires
Miss Hiller, Miss Myrtle Cushing, Miss Lottie
Joyce. Miss Lizzie de Mooy, Miss Lily Ol.sen,
Miss Mary Harrington, Miss May Bertrem, Miss
May Berquist, Miss Weston, Miss Martha Har
rington, George Fowzer, Herry Rowlands
Henry Gerrish. James Bodel, W. C. Kabisins,
Hurry de Mooy, William Riehville. Robert
bmith, Charles Rowlands, Charles Kabisiusand
A very enjoyable party was given to Mr. and
Mrs. Henry MacSorly to'celebrate the birthday
of their youngest son Colin on Saturday even
ing, May i, at 018 Stevenson street. The
festivities were inaugurated by some stirring
Scottish airs on the bagpipes by Professor Don
ald Weir. The music for dancing was fur
nished by Mr. McLellan of Berkeley, ably
assisted by A. MacSorly,
At midnight a fine supper was done ample
justice to, the famous Scotch haggis being a
After supper the rest of the night was spent
with soug and dancing, one feature of the
evening being the sword dance by Professor
Beaton of Poriland.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. D. Came
ron, Mr. and Mrs. J. Cameron, Mr. and Mrs.
MeCaskeU, Mr. and Mrs. A. McLellan, Mr. and
Mrs. Ray, Mr. and Mrs. Morrison, Mr. and Mrs.
McEacliern, Mr. ahd Mrs. McGiivery, Mr. and
Mrs. Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. Riddell. Mrs. D.
McDonald, Mrs. A. Cameron, Miss E. McLellan,
Miss T. Mo^ellan, Miss M. A. McLeiian, Miss A.
McDonald, Miss T. McDonald, Miss Jennie Mc-
Donald, Miss F. Mitchell, Miss McCarthy, Kin
McNeil, Miss Nellie Kennedy, Miss Jennie Mc-
Gilvery, Miss Mary Ann MeGilvery, Miss Ken
nedy, Miss Burns, Miss Annie Mcls'aao. Miss B.
Illcnge, Miss H. Doyle, Miss Sharp, Miss M.
Campbell. Miss K. Mciiilvery, Miss Nellie
McDonald, Mi-s M. Driscoll, Mi"ss A. Lellend,
Miss de Rosa, Miss McPherson, Miss L. Lindsay,
H. Carter, J. Dnlhanty. A. Beaten, J. McLoud,
Portland; W. McGiivery, A.Ahem, A. Bohm,
Mr. Thomson, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Glover, F. Me-
Lelian, A. Mac Sorly, W. MacSorly, C. F. Mac
sorly, Mr. Mitchell, J. McKay, I. P". Nicoles, C.
Mercer, J. Tuck, T. Fitzerl. D.Cameron. J.
Cameron, Mr. Weir, H M. McDonald, J. Mo-
Comic, J. Annear, P. Maclntyre, G. McDonald,
J. T. McDonald, Mr, Manion, A. D. McCormac,
P. Slattery. A. Shift, J. Huntly Cameron, Mar
tin McDonald, Theo Nuydjen.
Mrs. Rosa Rittler of San Bernardino is in the
City, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. I. D. Levy. At
home first and third Thursday in May, 2026
Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Wolf and their dauehter,
Ernestine, leave on May 10 for an extended
Ivan Beer, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. Beer, will
be bar mitzvah the 9th of May at the Geary
street temple. At home Sunday, May 10
1720 Geary street, from 2 to 5 o'clock.
South Side Club.
The South Side Club met last night at 514
Fourth street, and elected the following
officers: W.H.Harrison, president; Andrew
J. Reavey, secretary, and M. M. O'Connor,
treasurer. The club decided to give William
Daley, who is a member of the club and who
has been ailing for about six months with a
cancer, a grand benefit entertainment and
social, to take place at B'nai B'rith Hall,
Saturday evening, May 30.
Rescued a Chinese Girl.
Ah Lo, a Chinese woman, was arrested last
evening at the instance of Ida A. Hull of the
Presbyterian Chinese Mission, and detained at
the California-street police station on a charge
of keeping a minor child in a house of dis
reputable character. A Chinese girl, 4 years
of age, the daughter of the prisoner, was taken
to the mission and will be cared for pending
a decision of the courts as to who shall be the
future guardian of the child.
An Old Land Suit Revived.
The case of the United States Government
against the Central Pacific road and others
was before Commissioner Heacock yesterday.
The suit involve* certain mineral lands in
Butte County, entered by the railroad as agri
cultural lands. The suit was filed ten years
ago, but oue of the defendants, Henry Bash
iord, could not be lpoa-fd until IVaduuKilajT
last." The Assistant United States District At
torney proposes to push the case to a final de
THEY WANT LONG TERMS
The Four- Year-Term Test Cage Is Ar
gued and Submitted — City Of
The test case .by which it is hoped to
learn whether or not the present munic
ipal officers hold for two years more or go
out next November came before Judge
Seawcll for argument yesterday.
The action is a suii brought by Julius
Kahn against the Election Commission to
restrain the Commissioners from preparing
for a municipal election next November.
General W. H. L. Barnes and T. C f\>ogan
appeared for the plaintiff and Garrett Mc-
Enemy represented the Commission. The
first proceeding was the filing of a demur
rer to the complaint on the ground that it
did not state facts suincient to form a
cause of action, and on this demurrer the
cause was submitted.
Mi' Enemy took the position that the
county government act, which provides
for the four-year term, did not apply to
the City and* County of San Francisco.
Its provisions did not fit the dual govern
ment of San Francisco in any of the more
important matters and it provided for
officers unknown in this local government.
l *San Francisco," he said, "is not a county.
Its government is totally different from
that laid down by the Jaw for counties
and it has been decided more than once
that it could be considered in no other
way than as a City."
General Barnps in reply said he believed
the act should be made to apply to San
Francisco so far as the character of the
City and County government did not con
flict with the terms oi the law. He argued
that peneral laws, such as the county gov
ernment act. mubt apply to all the State.
If it did not apply to ttie whole State it
would be a general law and under the pro
vi.-ion of the constitution, which forbids
special election laws, the county govern
ment act would then be invalid.
He contended, however, tnat the act di 1
apply to San Francisco, for he said that
some of the provisions plainly showed that
San Francisco's position under the law
had been considered. The act directed
that the compensation of the officers of San
Francisco be t-et at the figures allowed
by the local government, while in the case
of actual counties the salaries were fixed
by the act itself. He said it had been de
cided by the Supreme Court that the City
and County of l^an Francisco was a county,
and he held therefore that the county gov
ernment act, m all but conflicting terms,
should apply here.
Jud<?e Seaweli will render judgment in
the matter in a few days, and then the
case will be taken to ti.e Supreme Court.
Harry Creswell, the City and County
Attorney, was present in court and asked
Judge Seaweli to render hi> decision by
next Tuesday, if it was possible, as the
commission "meets then and it will pro
ceed to business according to the judgment
rendered. One of the important items of
business pending before the commission is
tne reprecincting of the City. Should the
demurrer be sustained and the complaint
for a restraining order be thrown out then
this work mast be done at once in prepa
ration for next November, but if the de
murrerer be overruled then there is time
enough and the reprecineting will be let
go for two years more.
Philosophy and Religion.
Professor Watson, IX. D., of Queen College,
Canada, will aidress the Presbyterian Minis
terial L'nion next Monday at 10:30 a. m., on
the subject of "The Religious Affirmations ol
Philosophy." Professor Howison oi the Uni
versity of California will be present and speak
on "The Attitude ol Philosophy Toward the
Not £1 Dorado No. 53.
Ihe social piven erery Friday evening at
Union-square Hall by v young man who called
It tne El Dorado social had no connection
whatever with El Dorado Parlor No. 52. N.
S. v. \V.
HEALTH IN OLD AGE,
An Old Lady Finds the True
Source of Vitality.
A Reporter's In'eresticg Interview
With a Lady of Seventy-two
Years Who Tells a Mar
From the Union, Port Jervis, N. Y.
Bnt a short time ago, in a distant part of the
country, we heard of a cure by the use of Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills, which seemed almost
marvelous, and more recently another sub
slantial evidence oi their value reached our
ears. Being of an inquiring turn of mind,
and wishing to know just how much there was
in the story, a reporter was sent to interview
the person said to be thus benefited. If the
narrative us it hud reached our ears was true,
it was only simple justice to let it be known —
it" it proved untrue, it would be well to know it.
The person alluued to above as having been
thus greatly benefited by the use of Pink Pills
i> Mrs. Jane Hotalen of Hainesvllle, K. J., a
pleasant hamlet in Sussex County, about fif
teen miles from this office. The reporter had
no difficulty in finding Mrs. liotalen. It was
nearly noon when we reached her pleasant
home, a double house, one part of which' is
occupied by her son. She is a pleasant-faced
old lady, looking to be about sixty-five, but is
in reality seventy-two years of age. After a
few preliminary remarks in explanation of the
cuil, >he was a>ked if she had any objection to
Kiving us the details of the case and how she
came to try this now famous remedy.
"Not at all," said she. "it my experience
can be of any good to others, I am sure they
are welcome to it— it can do me no harm."
"When were yi.u taken sick and what was
the nature of the malady?" was asked.
••It was about two veaiS hko. The trouble
was rheumatic in character — sciatica, they
called it— and it was very puiuiul indeed. The
difficulty began in my hip and extended the
whole length of the limb, crippling me com
pletely. I suffered intensely from it, and the
ordinary treatment gave me not the slightest
alleviation. .1 was under treatment about a
month ago, as stated, but I grew worse instead
of better, and was fast becoming discouraged."
•What brought Pink Pills to your notice?"
"My son called mv attention to an article in
a paper, in which it was stated that a Mr.
Struble of Branchville, a village in this county,
had been greatly benefited by their use, and
suggested that it would be a good plan to try
them. But I was skeptical in regard to their
value; in fact, I had no confidence in their
efficacy and rather laughed at the suggestion.
But the trouble increased and I was baaly
crippled. A few days later my son was about
to visit a neighboring town, and suggested
again that it might be well to try this raucii
talked-of remedy, and I then consented. He
bought me a box of them and I began taking
them at once. At the end of a week I noted a
marked improvement, and by the time I had
taken the first box I was able to walk without
a cane. I continued their use, taking several
boxes, and am, as you see, in a very comfort
able state of health."
'•Have you had any return of the trouble?',
"Not as yet, thon?h at my time of life,
seventy-two, it would not be surprising if I
should have. If it comes I should at once
begin the use of the pills. I suppose I inherit
a tendency to troubles of this kind— my mother
died from them."
"Did you ever note any ill effects from the
use of Pink Piils ?"
"None whatever. They never disturbed my
stomach in any way or caused me any annoy
ance. Neither did I find it necessary to in
crease the dose, as the directions say maybe
desirable. I am able, as you see, to attend to
my own work."
The reporter thanked Mrs. Hotalen for her
courtesy and bade her good-day, it is not often
that one can witness such a complete recovery
from such a pertinacious trouble at such an.
, advanced age, and such instances cannot fail
to produce a profound impression. Readers of
the L'nion may rely on the absolute aecuracv of
ail the statements here given— nothing "has
been exaugerated. nothing withheld.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain, in a con
densed form, all the elements necessary to give
new life and richness to the blood and restore
shattered nerves. They are an unfailing spe
cific for such diseases as locomotor ataxia, par
tial paralysis, St. Vitus' dance, sciatica, neu
ralgia, rheumatism, nervous headache, the
after effect of la grippe, palpitation of the
heart, pale and sallow complexions, all forms
of weakness either in male or female, and all
diseases resulting from vitiated humors in the
blood. Pink Pills are Eold by all dealers, or
will be sent post-paid on receipt of price (50
cents a box. or six boxes for 9*2 50) by address
ing Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., bchenect*dy,