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NO FREE RIDES
Importani Changes Contem
plated in the Local
GATES ARE NOW READY
When Placed on the Cars Trains
Will Run Through to
MAY BE A LOOP SYSTEM.
The Trains M,y Run Through Oak
land and Alameda and Vice
Oakland Office Sax Francisco Call,)
908 Broadway, Aujr. 15. j
Within a few weeks it is probable that
there will be some marted changes in tbe
method of junning tde Oakland and Ala
meda broad-gauge local trains. Such is
the statement made by one of the railroad
officials in the Encinal City during the
past week. This may account for the new
depot being constructed at the intersec
tion of the Seventh-street line from Oak
land and the Laundry Farm road.
The gentleman in speaking of the pro
posed change said: "Gates will be in
place upon the Alameda cars by Septem
ber 1. No fares are to be charged, but the
public will be required to show their
tickets before entering the cars. It is the
intention to run the trains to Fruitvale."
At present the Seventh-street local in
this city terminates at Fruitvale and the
Alameda line at Park street. The build
ing of the new station out at High street,
•where tbe Laundry electric line crosses the
main line of the Southern Paciric, is be
lieved to be a part of. the new plan, as all
trains can be run to that point via either
Free rides through Alameda will be dis
pensed with at that time. The running of
the trains to Fruitvale or High street will
be for the pnrpose of passing outside of
the limits of Alameda. Then tickets can
be sold to Fruitvale one way and to Oak
land the other, as now dove in this city.
For years past the railroad company
have been planning to get their trains
into and out of tiie mole on a loop in
order to escape the loss of time in switch
ing. The new move as to Alameda is now
looked upon as a partial carrying out of
the scheme. It is hinted that the trains
may run out through Oakland past Fruit
vale to Alameda to the mole and vie
versa, making all but a loop. It would
take no more trains than are now running
and would give Alameda additional ser
vice. At present the Alameda local only
runs hourly during tne middle of tbe day.
A continuous run would give it a half
PLAN OF A TYPEWRITER.
She Expects to Earn the Ex
penses of a College
May Burdick's Brave Plan — Professors
and Business M^n Are Inter.
estid in Her.
BERKELEY, Cal., Aug. 15. -May Bur
ciick has arrived in Berkeley with $50 and
a typewriter and announces her intention
to enter the university ana graduate with
the class of 1900. The young lady has no
resources other than her small capital and
a determination that admits no possibility
of defeat, but she will not allow that there
is a doubt about her ability to maintain
herself at college.
Misa Burdick is a graduate of the Cen
terville High School. She is staying with
Mrs. Gilbert on College way. A number
of friends who have become interested in
her Drave programme have helped her in
starting on her college career and already
a good deal of work as typewriter has been
sent to her.
Members of the faculty and local busi
ness men have become concerned for the
success of such brave enterprise and are
saving their work for the courageous
young lady, 80 that there is a good pros
pect that she will succeed. She will do
her own cooking and live wholly by her
own efforts in the room that she has
Miss Burdick's capital to start with iS
not enough to buy the books she will need
and pay her matriculation expenses. The
task she has set before herself is, there
fore, that of earning her entire expenses
for four years of college life and at the
same time pursuing the studies of a full
university course, often declared. to be too
much for a woman who can give her
whole time to it.
The young lady is quite cheerful over
the prospect before her. "I have come to
Berkeley to enter the university," said
she, "and I shall certainly stay." The
general impression among tho.^e who
know her is that ahe will keep her word.
Freshmen Karly at Work.
BERKELEY. Cal., Aug. 15. -The new
freshmen of the university, though they
have not yet begun their college career,
have already made a rousing beginning
in class glorification. Last night a num
ber of members of the class made a tour of
the town with brush and paintpot, and
when Berkeleyans arose this morning
they found '"00" painted in red on all
sidewalks, fences and bare walls.
Some property-owners are disposed to
make vigorous objection to tbe disfigure
Big Freshman Class.
BERKELEY. Cal., Aug. 15.— There
were 675 applicants lor admission to the
university with the class of 1900. Of this
nnmber 325^have been admitted to special
standing, making a total of 366 already
entered. A large number of applications
are yet to be reported on, so that the class
of '00 promises to be the biggest in the his- |
tory of the university.
Dr. Bentley to Preach.
BERKELEY, Cal., Aug. 15.— The Rev.
R. Bentley, who has just returned from
Europe, will occupy bis pulpit to-morrow
in Trinity M. E. Chnrch. On Tuesday
evening Dr. Bentley will deliver an illus
trated lecture in the church parlors, giving
material and news gathered during his
travels in the Old World.
BERKELEY, Cal., Aug. 15.— The first
class meeting of the new academic year
at tbe university will be held next Mon
day. A meeting of '99 men has been
called for that time, when class officers
will be elected.
Professor Moses Is Back.
BERKELEY, Cal., Aug. 15.— Professor
Bernard Moses, who has been delivering;
lectures at the University of Chicago dur
ing the summer, has returned to Berkeley.
Professor Moses will meet his classes in
history and political economy on Monday.
tost a Well-Filled Purse.
BERKELEY. Cal., Aug. 15.— Richard
Knott of West Berkeley is mournii.g the
loss of a purse that contained $120 in casb
and a note for $150. The purse was lost
on the ferry-boat or train or in West
Frederick Wards to lecture.
BEKLELEY, Cal., Aug. 15.— Frederick
Warde will give an "Evening with Shakes
peare" next Wednesday evening in Stiles'
Interesting Newt Notes.
BERKELEY. Cal., Aug. 15.— The reor
ganized North Berkeley hose company has
been officially recognized by the Town
Trustees and placed in charge of the
North Berkeley rire apparatus. The com
pany win drilfon Tuesday evening.
Paul Revere Council No. 28, Junior Or
der United American Mechanics, gave a
reception this evening to the Daughters of
W. H. Bone nas come out as a candidate
for Supervisor of the Fourth District.
Reasons "Why an Old Pensioner Refuse*
to Vote or Acknowledge His
OAKLAND, Cal., Aug. 15.— David
Story told a peculiar story this afternoon
when asked to vote at tbe primary by one
of tbe carriage-drivers. Story lives in a
little hut by the side of Lake Merritt, near
the end of Harrison street. He built his
house on tbe material that drifted ashore,
and gathered tbe lumber of which he
"I live on no man's land," said Story,
"and I owe allegiance to no country. I
was injured during the war, anil when I
applied for a bonus I was unable to
"I was gaanted a pension, and still re
ceive it: but I was entitled to a bonus for
extraordinary bravery and 1 was refused,
ana since then I have not voted and do
not intend to vote again. I own this
piece of land and hut in which I live, as
it was washed ashore by nature, and no
body can claim it."
Story is an interesting old man, but
nothing can persuade him to vote.
♦ — « — •
County Central Committee Opposed to
: Any Fusion.
OAKLAND, Cal., Aug. 15.— The Popu
list County Central Committee have made
an imperative order that the officers and
rolls of all clubs which may participate in
the primaries called for August 31, except
ing in the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh
Assembly districts, must be reported to
the central committee on Friday evening,
August 21. The club rolls reported ou
this date will be open until Friday even
ing, August 28, when they will be re
referred to the central committee and
ordered closed. .No man whose name is
not on a club roll will be permitted to
vote in the Forty-eighth,. Forty-ninth,
Fiftieth or Fifty-first Assembly districts.
There will be a mass primary conven
tion at Sunol at 1 p. M. of that day to elect
delegates for the Forty-sixth District, and
all Populists may participate. A mass
primary convention will be held in Blake
Hall, F*ruitvale, at 3 p. m. for the Forty
seventh Asssembly District, at which only
Populists on club rolls will be permitted
to take part. . The primaries in other dis
tricts will be held at 8 p. m. by clubs.
The date of the county convention is
not fixed, but will assemble on call of the
chairman of the central committee at a
date not later than September 12. The
call to b?. issued next week will give the
representation by precincts.
The committee also adopted a resolu
tion which was ordered sent to the State
Central Committee to the effect that the
People's party Central Committee of Ala
meda County is opposed to any combina
tion or plan of fusion by which the Con
gressional nomination in the Third Dis
trict would be conceded to a Democrat.
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OA.KLAND, Cal., Aug. 15.— The Mac
donough Theater will reopen on Monday,
Ausust 17. Messrs. Friedlander, Gottlob
ifc Co., managers of the house, have select
ed for the occasion Charles Frohman's
Empire Theater Stock Company. It is
one of the strongest and most popular of
organizations. It is well known here, not
only because of the immense prestige it
has achieved at its home theater and
throughout the country but also because
of the popularity that the organization
has attained during its previous engage
men is in Oakland.
The Empire Company is on its seventh
annual tour. Its membership is, if any
thing, larger and more noteworthy than
hitherto. Miss Viola Allen, whose numer
ous delightful and original performances
have made her one of our favorite players,
continues as leading woman. William
Faversham, who has also been with the
company for several years, is the new
leading man. No young actor has recent
ly made more emphatic successes in emo
tional drama, as well as in light comedy,
than has he. Both of these players have
capital characters in which to disclose
their personality m the plays to be pre
The repertoire is as follows: Monday,
"The Ma=queraders"; Tuesday, "Bo
hemia"; Wednesday matinee, "The Bene
fit of the Doubt"; Wednesday evening,
Native Sons Disappointed.
OAKLAND, Cal., Aug. 15.— The Native
Sons and Daughters who held sway at the
exposition to-night were ' greatly disap
pointed by the non-appearance of Senator
Gesford and Edward Sweeney, who were
to have made tbe principal speeches. The
management had received no word from
the absent orators and consequently had
no excuse to offer.
Some enthusiastic spirits procured some
oil barrels and burned holes in the bitumi
nous pavement, while W. R. Davis, W. H.
Friend and others repeated the story of
how the great political battle bad been
fought and won.
HISTORY OF A DAY.
Alameda County Happenings Told in
Oakland Office San Francisco Call, )
908 Broadway, Aug. 15. j
The Alameda Connty Junior entertainment
that was postponed will be given on Friday,
August 21, at 8 p. m., in the First M. E. Church.
The Zion German Evangelical Lutheran
Church has contracted with Ingram & Co. for
an addition to cost $1320 to their edifice on
Twelfth street, near Myrtle.
Albert Cahill, the 8-year-old son of Mrs. M. A.
Cahill "f Ilia Broadway, has been missing
since Thursday afternoon, and much uneasi
ness is felt at his long absence.
Thursday evening thore will be organized in
Hamilton Hall a young men's prohibition
club under the auspices of the Prohibition
State Central Committee AH young men be
tween the ages of 18 and 40 inclusive, whose
sympathies are with prohibition, are requested
to be present.
William Rodgers has been arrested by Con
stable Quinlan on a charge of obtaining money
nnder false pretenses. He represented to Mrs.
Noble that he knew her sister and that the
latter had sent him a package for her, and he
had also an important letter which was at
San Jose. He jot some money on the pretense
of going after the letter and package.
The Trustees of the Free Library decided to
permit teachers in the Central Grammar
School and in tbe two higher grades of the
other grammar schools to draw from the pub
lic library a number of books, not to exceed
ten at one time, to be used in tne school work;
the teachers to be responsible for their safe re
turn and the books subject to the usual library
The Coroner's jury at the inquest of J. R.
Peck, who shot himself, found that the deed
was done during temporary aberration brought
on by Insomnia. In tbe case of William John
son, the gurdener for J. Walter Scott, they
found he died from chronic valvular heart
In the outskirts of the Cabash, or bill
suburb of Algiers, there are regular wild
beast farms, where lions and leopards by
dozens and pairs are kept for breeding
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL 1 SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 1896.
HIS FIGHT HANDILY
Happy Outcome of a ram
paign That Was Y«£*f
AN END TO BICKERING.
Oakland and Alameda One as
Regards the Right Candi
date for Congress.
FRICK CARRIED A FEW WARDS
An Ovation Was Tendered to the Win
ner After a Very Bitter
ALAMEDA, Cal., Aug. 15.— The Re
publican primaries to-day called out the
heaviest vote ever polled. Immense in
terest was displayed all over the city and
HON. S, G, HILBORN, Who Will Be Nominated to Succeed
Himself by the Third District Congressional Convention,
"Which Assembles at Vallejo Next Tuesday.
j nosts of workers were out all day with
| buggies and rips running in voters.
Everything was conducted in an orderly
manner and little scratching was resorted
to. The votes polled at West End for
Hilborn were 130, Frick 120; Park street—
Hilborn 171, Frick 150; Encinal avenue—
Hilborn 257, Frick 148; Bay street—Hil
born 150, Frick 245. Total votes cast 13S0.
Majority, Hilborn 58.
OAKLAND, Cal., Aug. 15.—Congress
man S. G. Hilborn will have an over
whelming majority in the Third District
Convention. His delegates were elected
in nearly every precinct in this county.
The polls closed at 8 o'clock and ten
minutes later the partial returns from
outlying townships showed that Hilborn's
ticket was leading. The indications never
altered, and after the complete vote was
received it added to Hilborn'a majority.
The fight throughout has been one of
those illusive strticrxles very common in
this county. On every street corner and
in all the places where men usually gather
friends and workers for Frick have been in
evidence for weeks. His prospects have
been discussed and his claims advocated,
while very little has been heard of Hil
Very quiet but, very systematic, has
been the campaign waged by Hil
born, bat it has been aajrres^ive
and the completeness and effective
ness of it have been amply demon
strated. The politicians on Loth sides ex
press surprise at the result. Fries man
agers express surprise at the sraallness of
his vote compared with the indications,
and Hilbqrn's friends are surprised that
his majority was not larger. One notable
feature of the fieht is the large number of
men who were out working For Frick and
who were thought to be firm Hilborn
men. Among these are H. H. North, W.
H. Chickering, E. P. Vaudercook, A. J. C.
Adney and many others who would deny
it if they saw their names in print, but
who, nevertheless, worked hard against
Frick carried the First.Sixth and Fourth
wards in the city, but on the outside he
was everywhere unsuccessful. Alameda
returned a majority of 58 votes in favor of
the Hilborn delegates.
Had Judge Frick's campaign been as
effective in the country as in the city of
Oakland he would have been more suc
cessful, but a glance at the returns shows
conclusively that Hilborn is too powerlul
toovercom • at this time.
The primary may also be said to terrnin
| ate tbe long-drawn-out struggle between
I the two Congressional committees. The
"friend" committee will dominate the
convention, and will be in power for the
next two years. The complete vote for
Oakland city is as follows:
First Ward— Hilborn 339, Krick 648
Second WardVHilborn 546, Frick 429
Third Ward— Hilborn 472, Frick 335. '
Fourth Wfiid— Hilborn 133, Frick 184
Fifth Ward— Hilborn 405, Frick 252
Sixth Ward— Hilborn 296, Frirk 421.
Seventh Ward— Hilborn 752, Frick 388.
The vote in Alameda was: Hilborn 669
Frick 611. Oakland, Brooklyn, Washing!
ton, Murray and Eden townships elected
Hilborn was indorsed by the Contra
Costa Convention to-day and has nine
delegates from that county.
The complexion of tbe Third District
convention when it is called to order will
be, as near as can be determined ct this
time, Hilborn 63, Frick 21.
Wnen tbe result was made known a
delegation started out to find Mr. Hilborn.
He was located in the Enquirer office and
a larce crowd quickly gathered and de
manded a speech. He was lifted on the
counter and in a short speech he referred
to the bitter fight tbat had been waged
against him and thanked the crowd.
BERKELEY, Cal., Aug. 15.— Returns
from tbe primary election of to-day show
tbat Hiiborn carried tbe township by a
safe majority. The vote at the different
DollirtK Places was as follows: East Berke
ley—Hilborn 193, Frick 152, West Berke
ley—Ei born 123, Frick 159. Dwight way
— Hiloorn 147, Fnck 56. Lonn— Hilborn
189, Frick 145. Piedmont— Hilborn 86,
Frick 11. Golden Gate— Hilborn 155,
Frick 122. Temescal— Hilborn 180, Flick
-11. The delegates voted for are as lbl
lows: Delegates-at- large— F. K. Shat
tucK, W. R. Davis, Charles Prowse, Firm
Delegates from Oakland Township-
Walter Heywood, J. R. Aver, Robert
Edgar. Don F. Miller, Alex JUcAdam, b.
AT THE POLLS.
More Life and Pubic Interest
Shown Than In Any Primary
for Four Years.
OAKLAND, Cal., Aug. 15. — To-day's
primary marks a revival of politics. It
was a genuine old-time Alameda County
Republican primary. It was not one whit
Jess enthusiastic or devoid of general in
terest than the celebrated primary of lour
years ago, when W. E. Dargie and Guy
Earl opposed each other for the nomina
tion of State Senator.
Carriages were out, stranee faces were at
every polling booth, and anybody who was
hungry or thirsty was foolish.
The politicians did not sleep last night.
When the interview was published from
Senator Perkins, in which he was made to
say that he indorsed Hilborn, a new feat
ure was thrown into the h'sht. The Sen
ator was visited by Frick's friends and
was reminded of his frequent remarks to
the effect that a younger man should be
sent to Washington, and tilso that, by bis
secretary's suggestion, Frick was put in
the hgftt. Eli Denison was particularly
angry and said tnat only yesterday at the
Palace Hotel Senator Perkins had said
that a younger man than Hilborn should
There was much bitterness expressed by
Frick's friends over the actions of Senator
Perkins, and it would not be surprising if
| to-day's primary should have its sequel in
I the next State Legislature.
Around the County Committee head
' quarters there was a crowd all night, and
lit did not seem to dimish till noon. From
j tbat hour till 2 p. M., carriages, buggies
i and all manner of vehicles drove up and
I were dispatched by their respective mana
gers all over the city. About half-past 1
it seemed as thoueb some one in authority
had said "scat," for the workers disap
peared in all directions, and a little later
Broadwa.? was deserted for the first time
in two weeks and the battle was transferred
from the sidewalks to the polls.
There was the usual talk of sacks on
both sides, but although all such reports
were strenuously denied the "profession"
experienced no difficulty in the matter of
treats. A peculiarity of the primary was
the respectable appearance of the "push,"
who usually are strangers to purple and
fine linen. To-day new suit 3 were in evi
dence to sucli an extent as to suggest tbe
suspicion that orders for new suits at a
fire sale had been liberally dispersed.
Each side charged the other with im
porting votes from across the bay, but
there was little foundation or justification
for such reports. The great register used
at the polls has only been completed two
days and was never in the hands of the
men who arrange the details for stuffers,
and the probability is tbat to-day's pri
mary is one of the purest held in many
MET AN ARMED ROBBER,
Exciting Experience of a Crowd
of Politicians at Midnight
A Colored Man Threatens to Shoot
and Disappears in a
Oakland Office San Fbakcisco Call,)
908 Broadway, Aug. 15. I
A few minutes before midnight a crowd
of politicians on Eleventh street had an
exciting experience witli an armed bur
As a milkman was delivering milk to a
house on Clay street, near Eleventh, he
saw a man at a side window acting as
though making an attempt to hide him
self. The driver suspected that the man
was a robber and called bis boy off the
wagon. As soon as the lad came the man
rushed out of the yard and dodged around
the Congregational chnrch and ran for a
stable at the rear of the Blake Seminary.
A crowd of politicians were in his way,
and hearing the cry of his pursuers they
attempted to stop him. He turned around,
threw away a false beard and hastily un
locked the starjle door. He then faced his
pursuers, drew a gun and said, "Stop!
Now I'm at home and will shoot."
Sergeant Hodgkin and a couple of otß
cers surrounded the barn, but the robber
had escaped. His false beard was found
and the milkman declares positively that
the robber was a colored man. There is a
colored man employed in the stable, and
when he is found he will be required to
explain where he was at midnight.
A Petrified Snake.
A quite interesting addition, and one es
pecially attractive to naturalists, has been
made to the relic-room in the State House
by the presentation of a petrified snake
taken from a sea sponge.
It is the only one of its kind in the valu
able collection, and perhaps there is no
other in the State. It was given by Ora
Poe of Columbus, Ohio, to whom it came,
and who valued it very highly. The snake
is very small and rests in a curled posi
tion. It is attracting no little attention
among the visitors to the room.—Cincin
GET NO ANSWER
Anxious to Join the League
of American Wheel
WANT RECORDS KEPT.
Oakland Cycling Club Annoyed
at the Loni Offical
DECLARE THEY AEE IGNORED.
Would Prefer to Know That They
Are Rejected Than to Remain
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,)
908 Broadway, Au«. 15. j
The Oakland Cycling Club has waited
several weeks for an answer from the
League of American Wheelmen, and it
has not yet been received. The Oakland
Cycling Club is a colored citizens' club,
and its members have been trying for two
years to obtain recognition from the
league, but so far have met with no suc
The question of admitting colored clubs
to the league is one of the most important
now before that bo ly. Although the
colored club 3in different States have
made application .for< admission and to
have their records officially recognized
their requests have neither been granted
Two years ago the Oakland Cycling
Club wrote to the chairman of this district,
R. M. Welch of San Francisco, stating tbe
desire of the club. He received an an
swer to the effect that the matter would
have to be decided by the official board.
A few months ago Captain Williams of
the Oakland Cycling Club wrote again and
repeated his question. He was again told
that the matter had not been decided.
Captain Williams wrote again and asued
Mr. Welch for any kind of an answer, but
it has not vet been received.
"We want to know where we stand,"
said Captai.i Williams to-day. "If the
league will tell us that they wiil refuse
membership to colored people, then we
shall know how to act, but ye object to
being stood off. We do not consider it
gentlemanly conduct on the part of the
league. We believe that we are entitled
to membership, and I am informed that
the ieague does not refuse to admit col
ored clubs, but so far they have not recog
nized them in any way.
"1 wrote a few weeks ago and saia that
if we were not to be admitted we wanted
to be told so, and we would not ask apain.
We are accustomed to being turned down,
but we object to being ignored.. There are
some very speedy colored riders, and we
think their records should De kept. At
present there is not a colored man's time
on record. Our club is strong and one of
our lady riders uolds a record for a mile,
but very few know it, because it is not
recognized. We think it is due to us that ,
the league decide this question at once
and inform us of their action. If they
have already decided they should let us
know. Scores of colored cycling clubs ad
over the country are awaiting' for some
action by the league."
KEEN YOUNG EYES.
Three Boys See a Man Trying to Get
Into a House— A Couple Are Married
in the Early Morning.
ALAMEDA, Cal., Aug. 15.— Some one
tried to commit burglary at the Jackson
residence, 1125 Morton street, at 10:30 last
night, if the story of Frank Wheeler,
Tommy Garden and Bert Evans is true.
The two former lads were distributing
Hilborn literature through that part of
the town, and, according to their state
ments, they saw a man at the top of a lad
der set near the porch trying to gain an
entrance through one of the windows.
They ran back to Morton-street station
and acquainted Mrs. Evans, who keeps' a
stationery store, with what they bad seen.
She put little faith in the story, but her
son Bert went back with them and verified
the discovery. The man wore a long black
overcoat, and when he saw the three boys
he ran down the ladder and traveled down
San Antonio avenue as quickly as he
could. Word was then sent to police head
quarters, but no «ign of the individual
could be found. The Jackson family left
for Woodland on Thursday.
Shoulder Blade Broken.
ALAMEDiL Cal., Aug. 15. — Charles
Magagnos, a bicyclist residing in Oakland,
was seriously injured la?t night while
crossing Webster street over the Alameda
marsh. In running between a hack and
an express wagon ne struck the express
wagon and was thrown under the wheels.
His right shoulder blade was broken, and
he bad to be taken to the receiving hos
A Mating Wedding.
ALAMEDA, Cal., Aug. 15.— There was
an early wedding this morning when
Father Sullivan at 6:30 o'clock united
Miss Delia Tanzer in wedlock to R» J.
Con way in St. Joseph's Church. Miss
Margaret Boyton acted as bridesmaid and
Michael Hennings as best man.
The groom is a popular employe on the
narrow-gauce railway, and many friends
were present even at that early hour to
wish the happy couple eood luck. The
wedding tour will be to Los Angeles, and
when tney return they will live here with
the father of the bride at 1209 Chestnut
Brief News Items.
ALAMEDA, Cal., Aug. 15.-City Treas
urer Wheeler reports that he has a total
cash on hand of $33,901 80, of which
$12,679 20 is to the credit of the general
The Board of Equalization held no ses
sion this morning, but adjourned till
Attorney Simpson, who has been rural
izing at Four Furks, Trinity River,
brought back with him the skin of a
rattler that tried to fasten his fangs in
him. The snake has eighteen rattles on
The Political Equality Club will hold a
parlor meeting at the residence of Judge
Waymire, Buena Vista avenue, on Mon
day evening at 8 o'clock.
The new engine and dynamos at the
city electric-lieht works were tested for
the first time this morning before Trustees
Hammond, Leydecker and Clark. Every
thing was found to work smoothly and
Chrlstian Endeavor Bally.
OAKLAND, Cal., Aug. 15.— Th.c Loo*
out committee of the Alameda County
Christian Endeavor Union will hold a
rally in the Second Congregational
Church, on Chase street, to-moVrow (Sun
day) evening beginning at 7:30 o'clock.
The programme is as follows:
Praise service led by H. A. Wastell; prayer.
Rev. F. H. Foster; male quartet; introductory
remarks, Rev. F. H. Foster; "The Pledge"
(section 1), E. C. Gilbert; solo, "Come Unto
Me," Mise Ida tt. WasteU; "The Pledge" (sec
tton 2), Miss M. Lulu Bowen; general remarks
on the pledge, William Gardiner; solo, "Mis
pah," Miss Claudia Cannon; "The Piedjje"
(wctiou 3), R. M. Brown; "The PieUge" (sec
tion 4), H. A. W'Mstell ; remarks, "RelHtion of
the Society to the Church." S. W. Condon; re
marks, "One of ihe Practical Ditticuliies to Be
Overcome by a C. E. Society," Rev. F. H.
A STRONG TEAM.
St. Mary's College Football Players
Have Aleatly Organized for
OAKLAND, Cal., Aug. 15.— St. Mary's
College intends to put a strong football
team in the held this year. Chris Mogan
has already been selected captain. J. J.
Greeley, the manager, has excellent ma
terial from which to select the eleven.
Among the available talent are McCart
ney, bolen, Mogan, Butler and Rattigan,
and if they continue to play with the aash
they have alrea iy shown the team will be
fully equal to the standard of tact year.
"We intend to make a feature of college
football this season," said Manager Gree
ley to-day. "We shall go to work, and
have already organized. St. Mary's will
be heard from in pijjskiu history this
FORTUNE IN CUBA.
Fxperiences of an Oak: and Man With
the Rebel Army.
OAKLAND, Cal., Aug. 15.— Oakland is
now represented in the Cuban war. A. J.
yon Luven, a raining engineer, who re
turned from South Africa last December,
has written his brother heie from fort
Tampa, P'la., that he would be on the
island before his letter reached here. The
letter was received this week.
Mr. yon Luven said that his life bo far
had been a failure, and now he would
make another attempt. He says: "Before
this letter reaches you I will be in (,'uba,
in the midst of the' troubles. In fact as I
write this letter I am waiting for the
vessel to depart. Do not writ© to mo, as I
cannot tell where a letter would reach me.
I will return to my home with fame and a
consciousness of having done right, or— l
will not. return at all."
His brother, to whom the letter was
"My brother is a treat traveler and a
determined fellow, and generally manages
to make the r>oint he starts for. .How
profitable his Cuoan expedition will be I
don't know. That remains to be seen.
He made considerable money in South
Africa, but did not stay long.
OAKLAND, Cal., Aug. 15.— The Satur
day Night Football Association wiil begin
piactice at once on tne lot at the corner of
Eighth avenue ana East Nineteenth street,
East Oakland, to prepare for a game with
the sailors from the Seaman's Institute,
under the leadership of the Re*, ilr. Pell.
The games will be played in tbe neighbor
hood of Thirty-nrst street aud Telegraph
avenue, this year. The first one will oc
cur about one month hence.
Preparing for Beets.
OAKLAND, Cal., Aue. 15.— The Ala
meda Sugar Company at Alvarado fcaa a
large force of men at work night and day
in its refinery boiling molasses, as it i* in
a burry to get through witn this so that
it will be ready for beets, which will
soon be on band.
OAKLAND, Cal., Aug. 16.— Ground was
broken lor tne new Republican wigwam at
Mount Eden on Tuesday by Prier & Mor
rison, and ihe structure will be pushed
ahead with all the speed possible. Charles
M. Shortridge has promised to deliver the
opening speech when it is dedicate!.
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
Ok a Monday— M. J. C, Healdsburg, Cal.
The 2d of April, 1877. fell on a Monaay.
To the Cascades— G. s., City. The distance
from Mill City in Marin County to the Cascades
in the same county is about a mile.
French Classes— Subscriber, City. In the
classes of the public school system of this City
in which French is taught there Is no charge
for such teaching.
CrRTAiNS— F. W., Oakland, Cal. This depart
ment does not advertise the owner of any
patent, therefore cannot tell you who the
party is you wish to know about.
The Mechanics' Pavilion— A. F. S., City.
The next fair of the Mechanics' Institute will
open September 1 and will close October 3.
Ihe admission will be reduced to 25 cents.
California's Population*— T. M., City. Ac
cording to the census of 1890 the population
of the mate of California was 1,208,130. At
this time it is estimated i.'.iat it is 1,220,000.
Most Lucrative Mines— A. M., City. The
richest gold mine in this State at this time is
the Utlca, in Tuolumne County. Xew mines
are being discovered all the time, therefore it
is impossible to state which is the newest.
Olympian Mountains— O. C, Pan Bernardino,
Cal. During winter on the Olympian Moun
tains in Northwestern Washington the rain
fall is from 100 to 150 inches. The tempera
ture is mild as compared with other localities
in tbe same latitude.
Medical Colleges— W. 0., City. The ques
tion as to the qualifications for admission to
the medical colleges of this City has been an
swered so many times that it cannot be an
swered again. For such information address
a communication to the dean of any of the
Representatives— T. C, City. California
has seven representatives in the lower Ilause
of Congress, John A. Barbara, Grove L. John
son, Samuel G. Hilborn, James G. Maguire,
Eugene F. Loud, James McLachlan and Wil
liam Bowers— all Republicans except Ma
guire, who is a Democrat.
Naturalization— J. 8., Oakland, Cal. If you
were a miner at the time thai your father was
naturalized a citizen of the United States, and
you were residing in the United States at that
time, the act of your father maae you a citi
zen, and you aie entitled to vote, providing
that you are qualified as to time of residence
in the state, county aud precinct In which you
desire to vote.
United States Land Offices— S., New Hope,
Cal. The United States land offices in the
State of California are located at Humboldt,
Independence, Los Angeles. Marysville, Red
ding. Sacramento, San Francisco, Stockton,
Susanvllle and VUaiia. Each of these offices
furnishes on application, accompanied with a
fee of sf 1, a map showing what land is open to
Etiquette— S., City. If a gentleman is
seated at a table in a restaurant and a lady,
who had been seated at another table, should
approach his table and engage him in conver
sation, something which no lady would do in
such a public place unless she wished to at
tract attention or it was a case of imperative
necessity, the gentleman is not bound to rise
from his chair and remain standing while she
stands there talking to him.
Circle City— L., City. The schedule shows
that mails were to leave Circle City, Alaska,
June 20, July 21, and tbat others will leave
August 20, September 19 and October 20, and
due to arrive at Juneau July 10, August 10, Sep
tember 10, October 10 ana December 10.
Mail duo to arrive at Juneau July 10 had not
reached San Francisco on the 6ih in>t. It is
presumed that there has been delay between
Circle" City and Juneau. As this is a very diffi
cult route, between the point* mentioned, to
travel, it is safe to nssame that mails do not
reach Juneau on schedule time.
Great Britain and TEMPEKATrEE— S., Fern
dale, Cal. London, the metropolis of England
and capital of tbe British empire, is on bath
sides of the river Thames (there from 900 to
1200 feet in width), about fifty miles from its
mouth. The dome of St Paul is in latitude 51
deg. 30 mm. and 48 sec. north and in longi
tude 5 aest. 48 to in. west. Newport, Eug., is in
the county of Hants, in the center of the Isle
of Wight, on the Medina River, seventeen miles
southeast of Southampton. The records for
Great Britain show that in December, 1894,
the rainfnll wan 45, 3 above normal ; in Janu
ary, 1895, 37, 4 below normal ; and in February,
33, or 8 below normal. Tne average rainfall
was: December, 4.04; January, 4.89; and
Homestead— A. a, City. The law in relation
to homesteads says: "If the selection was
made by a married person from the com
munity property, the land, on the death of
either spouse, rests in the survivor, subject to
no other liability except such a* exist* or has
L H. KURD. AUCTIONEER.
Office and Warehouse, 3 1 1-3 1 3 Larkln St.
; FINE DRY ; STORAGE.
WILL SELL MONDAY, -
Aug. 17. 11 A. M.,
On Account of Immediate Departure,
The Sew Furniture 'of Elegant Residence,
922 VAN NESS AYE.
• CONSISTIN a OF ■ ■
Parlor Furniture In suits and odd pieces of elegant
easy Chairs, 20 solid oh and walnut Bedroom
suits. 1 olding Beds. Chiffoniers, odd Bureaus and
Bedsteads, tine hair, clipper and, spring Mat-
tresses, elegant Pillows, Blankets and other Bed-
ding in large quantity. IBI'O yarns Brussels Car-
pet. Lace Curtains, Portieres and Draperies, magni-
ficent - Wardrobes with French plate front, -H all
Tree, Parlor Tables, also fine Dining-room Furni-
ture. Kitchen Furniture, etc.
Note.— This i elecant "; bouse was •: furnished less
than a year ago, and the furniture and carpets are
same as new and present a rare chance to buy fine
goods at your own Dries. ■-. -■
L. H. BTJKD. Auctioneer.
been created under the provisions of the fol
lowing section: 'A homestead is subject to
forced sale in satisfaction of judgment ob
tained beiore declaration, on debts secured by
mechanics, contractor, sub-contractor, archi
tect, builder, laborers of every class." material
men, or venders' liens on the premises, or
debts secured by mortgage on tne premises ex
ecuted by husband and wite or by unmarried
claimant, or on debts secured by mortgage ex
ecuted beiore the declaration of homestead.' "
Registration— W. R., Ansrels Camp, Cal.
Section 1049 of the Political Code says on tho
subject of registration of voters:
A register, In which shall be entered the names
of the qualified electors of each of t lie counties in
the Maie, snail be kept at ih? office of the County
Clerk of such county: and in each of tbe counties
of the stale such register shall be kept lv the office
of the persons charged with the registration
of voters in such city and county. There
shall be in each of the coun.ies, and cities and
counties, In the State (when required by the B< art!
of Supervisors) a new and complete registration
of the voters of such counties, and cities and coun
ties, who are entitled thereto and who apply with
the proper proof. Such registration shall com.
mence one hundred days before a general election,
and shall continue for eighty-rive days thence next
ensuing, when such registration sball cease; pro
vided, that nothing in this section shall be held
io repeal any election or registration law applica
ble to or In force in the City and County of San
Facts Aboct Silver and Gold— J. R. 8., St
Helena, Cal.. L. P. H., Arroyo Grande, San
Luis Obispo County, and a dozen others. Tbe
purpose of this department is to state facts,
and it will give such whenever obtainable,
but it will not undertake to express opinions
as to what will be tbe effect of a certain propo
sition, if gold is the standard, or if silver
should be adopted, or what would be tbe effect
on the country if ail the paper issued by the
Government was called in outside of National
Sixteen to one means in the United States
that silver dollars must contain sixteen times
as much pure metal as there is pure metal in
gold dollars. Parity is the maintaining of tbe
value of the two standard '■'d and
silver. A gold dollar col 25.3
grains; its fineness is 900. Th^e is 2.5
grains of alloy in a gold dollar. A unit of
gold or of silver is tbe standard fixed by tbe
Government. A silver dollar contains 371.2 ft
grains of pure silver and 41.25 grains of alloy.
Like the gold dollar its fineness is 900.
Limited coinage of silver is the restiiction
placed by thja Government on the amount of
bilver to tf<e coined by the mints. Unlimited
coinage of silver is allowing the mints to coin
all the silver bullion that may be brought to
them into standard dollars. Free coinage of
silver means that the mints shall coin into
standard dollars silver bullion, making no
charge for tbe same except the value ot tb«
alloy. It is estimated that there isat this time
in the United States $026,000,000 in gold and
$625,000,000 in silver. The total per capita
for each individual in the United States,
according to calculation March 31, 1896, was
$21 53. A "gold bug" is a slang term applied
to a person who is said to be a millionaire and
also to a person who favors gold us tbe only
standard ior a country. A gold certificate or a
silver certificate is not a legal tender. It is
what is known in banking terms as a cer
tificate of deposit. It is evidence that there is
on deposit in the United Stales treasury (re
ferring in this answer, of course, to United
States certificates) as many dollars i n either
gold or silver »s the particular kind of
certificate shows on its face. These certificates
are not legal tender, but are exchangeable at
the treasury for the Kind of money they repre
sent. Government bonds are Government
promissory notes, redeemable within a certain
The issue of gold coin in the United States ia
unlimited. Tbe denominations are $20, $10,
$5 and $2 50. As legal tender it is uu limited,
is receivable for all dues, and exchangeable
for certificates under limitations. The issue
of gold certificates is suspended so long as free
goid is under $100,000,000 in the treasury.
The denominations are $10,000, $5000, $1000,
$500, $100 and $50. These are receivable for
all public debts. The limit of issue of silver
dollars is the requirement to redeem treasury
notes. These are legal tender in any amount,
except when otherwise provided in the con
tract. They are receivable for all dues aud ex
changeable ior silver certificates or smaller
coins at tbe treasury. Silver certificates are
limited in the issue to the number of silver
dollars in use. The denominations are $1000,
$500. $160, $50, $20. $10, $2 and $1. These
are not a legal tender, but are receivable for
all public dues and are exchangeable ior dol
lars or smaller coins. United States notes are
receivable for ail dues, exchangeable for all
kinds ot money except gold certificates, and
are redeemable in coin at the sub-treasury in
New York aud San Francisco in sums of $60
Treasury notes of 1890 are the same as silver
certificates or silver dollars, receivable for ail
dues, exchangeable for United States notes
and redeemable in coin at the treasury. Cur
rency certificates are issued in the denomina
tion of $10,000, are not legal tender, are ex
changable for United Slates notes and redeem
able in lawful money at the treasury or bank
of issue. Tbe limit of issue of National bank
notes is the amount of United States bonds
and their cost. The denominations are $1000,
$500, $100, $50, $10 and $5. They are not
legal tender; they are receivable for all dues
except custom-house dirties and interest on the
public debt; they may be exchanged for silver
and minor coins and are redeemable at the
treasury or bank 6i issue. Subsidiary coins
are limited in issue according to the demands
of the country, are legal tender to the extent
of $10"only, may be exchanged for minor coins
and are redeemable in lawiul money at the
treasury in sums of $20 or any multiple.
Minor coins are legal tender only to the
extent of 25 cents. The denominations are 5
and 1 cent, and they are redeemable at tbe
treasury in the sum of $20 or over. At the
present time tbe United States has a gold stan
dard, using silver only as an accessory to
gold. , ..
Bimetallic money is money formed by open
ing gold and silver both to free coinage. The
following are the claims of the bimetalists:
" (1) Greater stability in the standard of
value. The two metals held together will re
gpond far less violently than would either
alone to any forces making for a change in
value. (2) A more convenient and adequate
supply of money. Gold alone is not enough to
furnish the basis of the world's exchanges.
(3) A par of exchange between gold countries
and silver countrias." The monoxnetaUists
urge: "(1) Tnat a fixed rate cannot be main
tained by law; that the two metals having dif
ferent sources of supply and demand will
fluctuate in value along different lines; that
their relative value is a result of natural and
not legal causes. (2) That, as a consequence,
a nation will practically have only one stand
ard at a time, and that standard the cheaper
metal, while the other metal will go to otner
countries. (3) That gold is preferred in
wealthier nations, and is less unstable
in value than silver and furnishes
an ample basis for the credit systems
of the chief commercial nations. (4) That tbe
two metuls, so far as they could be held to
gether, would feel the shock of any tendency
in either metal to change in value, and tne
value of the money standard would thus fluc
tuate more often."
At the close of 1895, so says the report of the
Controller of the Treasury, the amount of
god coin in the United Stales, including bul
lion In the treasury, was #1,260,987,506;
paper in circulation, $1,137,619,914; waking
a total of $2,398,607,420. On the Ist of June,
1895, the actuary estimated the population of
the United States at 69,954.000, and at that
time the returns to tne Controller of tb*
Treasury showed that tbe total banking
funds— "namely, capital, surplus, undivided
property and deposits of Xatio aland all other
banks— was $6,703,544,084, making the nver
aee per capita $95 83. In 1894 these funds
■ amounted to $6,407,003,338, being $296,540,
--746 leas than in 1895.
To Climb a Lofty Peak.
Aconcagua, the highest peat on th«
Western Hemisphere, is to be attempted
again this fall by E. A. Fitzgerald, who
explored the New Zealand Alps. If he
succeeds in getting to the top, which is
23,200 feet above sea level, he will beat the
highest mountain - climbing record— Sir
W. M. Conway's 22.6C0 feet ascent of Pio
neer Peak in the Himalayas. Dr. Guss
feldt has tried Aconcagua, but got into
trouble with his guides and had to turn
back 2000 feet from the summit. Mr. Fitz
gerald will have in his party the Swiss
guide, Zurbripgen, who accompanied him
in New Zealand and was with Conway in
t hs Himalayas.