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CURTAINS HOSE ON
Plays Produced for the
First Time in This
FUN AT THE BALDWIN.
The " Gay Parisians" Won the
Tribute of a Night of
"TROVATORE" IS WELL SUNG.
At Ail the Local Theaters the Per
formances Were Received With
The week at the Baldwin Theater opened
with a large and fashionable attendance
last evening. This large and fashionable
audience laughed the greater part of the
evening while the curtain was up over the
fun-making situations found in "The Gay
Parisians." Many laughed until there
were tears in their eyes. There is no ques
tion that "The Gay Parisians" is funny,
and that means that it will have a good
run. That it has any other merit would
not be claimed for it. The plot has already
The incidents all center around the old
device of "a night out" in a restaurant, in
which some of the parties fear that they
will be compromised by having their iden
tity discovered. The first act i 3 merely
introductory and the third act is devoted
to clearing up the mysterious occurrences
of the second act.
W. J. Ferguson, although in poor
voice, made the part of Joseph Pioglet
vivacious beyond the actual merit of his
lines and did some very clever pantomim
ing. James 0. Barrows with his standing
part of Mathieu was excruciatingly droll.
Sadie Martinot as Mrs. Paillard bad
all the opportunity afforded her
that was necessary by singular
and embarrassing happenings to call forth
the ready and willing indorsement of
hearty laughter. Margaret Gordon was a
very trim and attractive maid as Vic
tonare. Some of the best work was done
by Mrs. E. J. Phillips as Angsline, the
wife of Pioglet, who filled the unwelcome
role of the henpecking wife.
The title of the play carries the impres
sion that the whole is a mass of amusing
absurdities. There is little of originality
in anything excepting the dialogue and
the fact that the playwright, seeing many
plays of a similar sort preceding, has
seemingly resolved to make a composite
of them all, but that does not matter
when the purpose of the work is
concerned. It is probable that the fun
niest lecture that could be written or de
livered would be reached by having a
dozen wits collaborate. The fact is com
mented on, somewhat curiously, that
" The Gay Parisians " has no known
author. The real wonderment would
be if any one person would claim
its authorship. The hypothesis is reason
able that some manager commanded that
the effect of the composite order of fun
should be tried on. It is true that there
are two authors given, whose names figure
on the programme, but it is also alleged
that they had nothing to do with it.
The fact is that "Tae Gay Parisians"
was complied rather than composed on
the general theory that many beads are
better than one. The work was not ail
even. Charles B. Wells as Paillard was
not particularly amusing. The perform
ance of even Sadie Martinot at times
seemed perfunctory. But the general
effect was, as before has been said, to
make the audience laugh, and that is all
the piece was ever intended to accomplish.
The California Theater.
The production of "The Minstrel of Clare" at
the California Theater last evening was greeted
by a good bouse, but not bo good a house as
this delightful play deserves. It is a scene of
IrlEh life, In which is depicted some villainy,
much love, and a rollicking Bon of the old sod
is In evidence. This last, Larry O'Lynn in the
csst. Is assumed by Chauncey Olcott, whose
portrayal of the character was marked by a
naturalness that caused many in the audience
to give vent to the expression, "that's a true
Irish lad for you."
In the audience there were Knights of the
Red Branch, Knights of Tara and members of
the Knights of the Red Branch Rifles, not in
the regalia or uniform of these organizations,
but in their capacity as civilians accompanied
by wives, sweethearts or relatives, and they
During the performance Mr. Olcott sang
"The Minstrel Boy," "Love Remain* the
Same" and other airs with much sweetness
find pathos, but the one that captured the
audience was the "Home" song, which car
ries the sentiment expressed in John
Howard Payne's "Home, Sweet Home." The
air is catchy, and after the play was
over hundreds of Individuals whistled
the refra in. Admirers of the sweet singer pre
sented him with a large floral flag with the
Inscription, '-The Knights of Tara," and with
two other large floral pieces.
Luke Martin, who takes the part of Matt
Dugan, a sort of Michael Feeney character,
acted his part well, and Georgia Busby was
v«-ry acceptable as Nellie Cregan. The play is
deserving of good patronage.
At the Columbia.
That very funny comedy the "Great Un
known" began its second week at the Colum
bia last evening to a good house. Blanche Bates
was at her best and every word and gesture
were charmingly humorous. She is affectionate,
slangy, piquant, impulsive and bright. Hope
Ross, as Pansy, her siater, is a very bad, nice
little eirl, and is an excellent running mate
for Etna, the clever Blanche. Harry Corson
<l»rke and Wilton Lackaye were better ana
Finootherin their roles than last week. The
play will be continued tue remainder of the
Verdi's "II Trovatore."
Last evening the Tlvoli Opera-House began
its seventh week of the grand opera sefeson
under the direction of Gustav Hinrichs with
"Jl Trovatore." Signor Fernando Michelena
sung the noble lines of Manrico, and well, and
Mme. Natali the sad, sweet numbers
of Leonora. Signor Maurice de Vries
was the Count Oi Luna, and Miss
Bernice Holmes was the gypsy's daughter,
Azucena. Verdt'a beeutiml melody was, aa
Jt always Is, the hit of the season. Mme.
Natali was exceptionally good, and her execu
tion of tne very difficult music with which this
role abounds marked her as a diva of culture
and splendid voice. ii«t-»
Michelena and Manrico shared the honors
with her. and in the final act both of these ar
tists came in for a weli-deeerved ovation.
Maurice de Vries gathered fresh laurels as
the count. His performance was admirable in
It had been intended that Flora Finlayson
should appear as Azeena. Owing to illness
sh« was nnable to do so, but her place was ca
pably supplied by Bernice Holmes, who is en.
titled to great credit, the more so when it is
considered she only had forty-eight hours to
perfect herself in the part. The remaining
characters were competently rendered.
"Trovatore" will go all the week. To-night
Nina Bertina Humphreys will appear as
Leonora. Mlbs Fiulayaoa will sing in Azu
cena's role to-morrow evening. TheTivoll was
well filled with the lovers of melody, as it de
The Orpheum, with its Black Patti, the Nel
son Sisters, Biondi, Kennedy, the funny mes
merist, and the clever cat performers, was
pacited last night. The new people
were Mildred Howard, a very graceful
and fine-appearing dancer, with her pretty
Trilby feet patterinsr unstockiuged over the
boards. Sydney de Gray, a fine barytone, was
auother frefh feature of the entertainment.
The Dresent bill will coutinue tbe rest of the
It is seldom tbat on a Monday night the
Grand Opera-house Is as crowded as it was last
night on tbe occasion of the presentation of
that patrlotio naval play, "The Ensign," in
which James M. Brophy appeared in the
title role. The play is well known
to San Francisco theater-goers, but
they do not seem to tire of it. At this bouse it
was well put on and some of the efforts of the
scenic artists won the audience to loud plau
dits. In the scene ftt the close of the trial of
the ensign, when he arose ai>d declared that it
was he who had killed the English lieutenant
for insulting the American flag, '^c pent-up
patriotism of the audience burst forth of one
accord and for a few moments there was the
The curtain had 10 be raised three times on
the tableau. The presentation of President
Lincoln by Harry Benrimo was also loudly ap
plauded, and on" this soeue the curtain had to
be raised lour times. Little Mildred, the child
actress, was, as usual, excellent, in the part
she assumed. As a whole, the others were well
up in the work demanded oi them.
There was a good audience at the chutes last
night, and the performance in the Casino by
Billy Harvey, Mollie Stockmeyer, the Masons
and Tumbieronicon Wesion greatly enter
tained the audience. Joe, the cute orang
outang, had quite a levee. This will be hia
lastw-ekin this City. Performances will be
given every evening this week and on Satur
day and Sunday only will matinees be given.
TWO CIRCUSES IN ONE.
The Great Forepaugh- Sells Com
bination to Arrive
For Ten Days and Nights the Public
Will Have Plenty of Amuse
The amusement-loving public will soon
have a treat in the shape of the largest
circus that has ever reached this coast.
The huge tents of the Adam F»repaugh
and Sells Brothers' consolidated shows
will be pitched in Central Park, on Mar
ket and Eighth streets, on September 3.
The show will continue for ten days only,
but during that time every novelty of tne
arena, the sawdust rine and in the zoolog
ical world will be presented.
The famous original Adam Forepaugh
herd of wild animals and the equally ex
pert one of Sells Brothers are included in
this rare assemblage of animal actors, and
appear simultaneously, illustrating in
many most surprising and entertaining
ways the methods of tbe different schools
in whicU they have been educated as sol
diers, dancers, clowns, boxers, musicians,
grotesques, wheelmen, high ballancers,
dudes, waiters, diners, mimics, come
dians, acrobats and multiversant artists.
Every 6pecies of every age and size is
represented, including elephants from
Africa, Asia, Ceylon, Borneo and Sumat
ra, and ranging from the huge monarch of
at least a century's growth to the dwarf
and baby. They also appear in the grand
double daily street parade, forming with
other nobie and savage creatures a re
markable exhibit in a most remarkable
pageant, w^ich servss as a stupendously
suggestive prelude to the finest perform
ance ever seen.
The only genuine Japanese circus is one
of the unique and astonishing features of
tbe united shows, and the aerial perform
ances include the only flying trapeze acts
done by ladies in full dress and long
skirts, and the funniest midair bar antics
The management has made every ar
rangement for the amusement of the chil
dren, who will be no doubt kept in an up
roar by the antics of the clowns. The
street parades, too, will form an interest
ing feature. Heretofore either show has
presented a public spectacle that attracted
old and young, but the combination of
the two has made possible the presentation
of the most attractive street pageant of
the world. __ _______^___
IN A GRIP OF IRON,
How a Bulldog's Characteristic
Tenacity Brought Him
Crowds Gather to Witness the Man
ner in Which Hs Jaws Were
Male to Relax
George Thackeray, of Twenty-second
street, near Fair Oaks, has a very sick dog.
A night or so ago John L. Williams and a
handsome Gordon setter were taking a
promenade, neither man nor dog thinking
of trouble. Suddenly Mr. Williams missed
his dog. Turning about, he saw the ani
mal with its face apparently gJued to Mr.
Thackeray's fence. He drew near to in
vestigate the situation when a low growl
admonished him to keep where he was.
Peeping discreetly over the fence he saw
tbat the Thackeray canine had his own by
the muzzle and would not let him go.
A ten-ioot pole was called into requi
sition, but wiih indifferent success, the
only effect of its use being a wild duet of
yelps, growls, whines ana frantic yells,
which soon filled the street with people.
Thackeray came forth to reprimand his
bulldog, but the brute hung on with a
grip compared to which that of a vise was
as the pressure of a bashful maiden's
band. Sticks, stones, hot water, bricks,
and coals were employed with no avail,
though the crowd cheered Itmily.
An obliging neighbor, seeing that other
energies were powerless, furnished a carV
ins knife, wherewith the bulldog was cut
and hacked in order to make him release
his hold. In the darkness Mr. Thackeray's
left wrist was severely cut; but the dog
held on. A desperate remedy was employed
at last, the bulldog's jaw being laid bare
by a df>ep, jagged cut. Faint with loss of
blood, the lusty warrior lay down, bis grip
relaxing only when bis bleeding body had
become inert. An officer of the Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal 3
offered to kill the mangled dog, but Mr.
Thackeray promised to have him cured,
as he might prove of use in case of inva
sion by some hostile power.
Mr. Williams' pet, though much bat
tered in the melee, is comparatively unin
jured. His facial beauty, to be sure, is
much impaired, but "in other respects he
is doing quite well."
AS ETtUOJt'S FATAL, MISSTEP.
Attempted to A tight From a Car That
Wat in Slotxon.
WINSTON, N. C., Aug. 17.— Captain J.
W. Goslen, editor of the Union Republi
can, the organ of the Republican party in
this State, met with a fatal accident this
afternoon. He was returning from the
Postoffice with his mail in the streetcar,
and attempting to step from the car be
fore it stopped was thrown violently on
the macadamized street. His head struck
a stone, which produced concussion of the
brain and caused his death. Captain Gos
len was 55 years old.
.Loans on watches, Jewelry, silverware, at Uucle
Harris', 15 Grant avenue.
TJdJS SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1896.
DOWN ON MORSE
The "Opposition" Making
Efforts to Rally Its
COUNT OF PARTISANS.
Project to Install a Pastor With
out the Senior Deacon's
PIQUANT PERSONAL TALK.
Difficulties Appear to Beset the Bud
ding Movement in Its Very
What is known as the "opposition" fac
tion in the First Congregational Church is
meditating a move which is calculated to
force the other party to show its real
strength. It seems that according to Con
gregational polity a majority of the church
members may, independently of deacons,
trustees or standing committee, call a
pastor, and a majority of the church
society — which must not be confounded
with the church membership — may confirm
and install the pa-tor thus called. In
other words, Congregationalism recog
nizes as its tribunal of ultimate resort the
will of the majority, which may set aside,
the acts of any governing body connected
with the church organization.
In accordance with this principle the
opposition is secretly taking steps to secure
a majority of the church members and a
majority of the First Congregational So
ciety, call a pastor, have him installed
and confirmed in his appointment by the
society, and put an end to what it calls the
On the other hand the board of
deacons, of whom only two side with the
opposition, have the right by a majority
vote to supply the pulpit without consult
ing the church as a whole until a pastor
shall be regularly called. One or other of
these two things is about to happen very
soon. Deacon Morse and the three other
deacons who stood by the late pastor in
his difficulties are making every en
deavor to find a clergyman able to assume
the duties of a position so hedged about
with peculiar trials and pitfalls as the
pastorate of the First Congregational
Chnrch must be for years to come.
The opposition counts among its strong
est sympathizers the Rev. J. H. Warren,
Dr. J. T. McDonald, Deacon T. H. Hatch,
George T. Gaden and Meyer Strauss. Mrs.
Cooper is also regarded as one of the par
tisans of the opposition, although she re
frains from all public manifestation of
adhesion to either side.
AU the foregoing topics were weighed
and dwelt upon at length during yestei
day's gathering of the opposition leaders.
The meeting took place in the after
noon and was entirely executive in
character. All the members knew
nothing about it when questioned,
and, indeed, few besides the specially
invited ones were aware of the holding of
the meeting. From a trustworthy sonrce,
however, it was learned that the object of
the gathering was the preparation of a
paper to be signed by as many of the
church members as possible. The intent
of the framers of the proposed document
is to marshal the forces of the opposition,
to ascertain their number and estimate
their financial strength.
"We must do this first of all," pursued
The Call's informant, "in order to learn
just how we stand. At the meeting it was
seen tbat the plan had many drawbacks.
What could be done in case the trustees
refused to reopen the church? All recog
nized that Deacon Morse would have to be
got out of the road before we could do
anything; but how should he be induced
to give way to us? Anyway we are going
to learn what our numerical and financial
strength is. Then we can form plans as to
our future course of action.
"So much of the time at to-day's meet
ing was spent in discussing the difficulties
with which the situation is at present be
set that the paper for the proposed can
vass was not drawn up, but in ;i week or
two some steps will be taken. Mean
while we have many disappointments
and setbacks. Mrs. Cooper, though
she sympathizes with us, is unwill
ing to take any conspicuous part in
the work of reorganization. She
says she has lost many friends by reason
of her connection with the Brown case,
and although she has formed new and
strong attachments on the same account,
she seems to fear further publicity. All
she wants is to take her place as a simple
church member, retaining her Bible class,
and leaving the leadership in future bat
tles to others.
"Another distinguished member, who
has, so to speak, grown up with the First
Church and could be of the greatest assist
ance to our cause, refuses all part with us
save in a Bocial way. He considers the
church dead and buried, and attends the
services of the Gospel Mission. Other old
and valued members have done the same
or got into the way of attending other
churches. The old church has been
sadly rent and disrupted, but out of the
faithful remnant we hope to reorganize it.
The Brown meetings in the hall on Sutter
street had no claim to be called services of
the First Congregational Church, as they
were intended as the beginning of an in
dependent church, and would have grown
into one if Dr. Brown's health had not
"We are willing to meet with the Sutter
street people and labor together for tne
reunion of the church if Deacon Morse
will resign his position of power in the
church society, but under his manage
ment we can do nothing. He and Dr.
Brown seemed to run the church
to suit themselves. The people
who call and pay a pastor should have
the first place in his consideration; but
Dr. Brown thought otherwise and preached
for the 'masses.' The masses came, and
soon our church was filled with riffraff of
type, and then the troubles commenced.
Still the better element of the congrega
tion is with us, and if we can only get
them together we will carry our point."
The Church Manual, in article 3, section
I of the standing rules, provides that the
deacons shall see that the pulpit is sup
plied in the absence of a regular pastor,
and attend to the conduct of social re
ligious meetings. On page 41, under the
"Basis of Union," mention 13 made of "a
religious society, 1 ' designed to co
operate with the church, and organ
ized March 3, 1850, under the name
of the First Congregational Church So
ciety of San Francisco," ohurch and so
ciety being referred to as separate institu
tions, to act concurrently in certain cases,
whereof, the calling of a pastor is one..
Article V of the constitution gives the
trustees charge of the funds, real estate,
other property and business affairs of the
society. Tnere should be seven trustees,
but at present there are two vacancies in
the board. It is understood that the five
trn*tees now in office stand on neutral
ground as far as the present controversy
Tho Ocean View Club.
The regular meeting of the Ocean View Im
provement Club was held at Taylor's Hall last
evening. S. Mangan, P. Pyne, L. Browu, J.
Irwin and M. F. Taylor delivered addresses.
The club voted unanimously against the
moving of the Pesthouse to the Alinshouse
tract and in favor of tbe proposed new road
from Nineteenth avenue to Ocean View. The
following resolution was adopted:
To the Honorable Board of HeaUh: The Ocean
View Improvement Club hereby tenders to the
honorable Board of Health a vote of thauks for the
efficient manlier in which it abated a standing
nuisance in our district, and la particular to Mr.
Dr.ren, the representative In our district, who
superintended the tilling of the pond near the
Ocean View station.
Missing Inventory Found.
The missing inventory of the Joshua Hendy
estate has been found. It was discovered in
Judge Beawell's chambers, where it was among
the papers in the case of Steen against the
estate of Joshua Hendy.
This is the paper so much desired by J. P.
Langhorne, attorney for Mrs. Josephine Greeu,
one of the contestants of the will of Joshua
Hendy. When called for on Saturday last it
could not be found. _•*
George "W. Corawall'g Estate.
A petition for letters of administration on
the estate of George W. Cornwall, tho recently
deceased Southern Pacific engineer, who left
three women claiming to be his widow, was
yesterday filed by widow number 2. The es
tate is valued at only $300 due the deceased
from the railroad company oq a life insurance
policy of problematical value.
BUCKLEYITES CLOSE IN,
They Will Make Their Legis
lative Nominations Thurs
Final Arrangements Made for a
Primary and for an Early Muni
The Buckley general committee held a
meeting last night which packed the hall
at headquarters, at 24 Ellis street, ana
proceeded vigorously with the arrange
ments for the municipal convention of
this faction, to be held in B'naiß'rith
Hall on September 3.
The report of the executive committee
again changing to earlier ones the dates
for the convention and its preliminary
events was read by Secretary D. M. Gavi
igan and unanimously approved. The ad
vance in the dates, it was explained, was
made so that the municipal ticfcet could
be nominated and the test case which the
Buckleyitea will push vigorously as to
whether they or the Junta are entitled to
the party designation expedited.
It" was deoided that the district clubs
should meet next Thursday evening, the
20th inst., to nominate members of the
State Legislature and delegates to the mu
nicipal convention. The primaries will be
held on September 1 and the convention
two days later.
A discussion arose about the method of
making legislative nominations, and a
reference to the constitution' showed that
district clubs were required to make nomi
nations; that at the primary the candi
date receiving the highest number of votes
would be the Assembly or Senatorial dis
trict nominee, and that the district nomi
nations must be approved by the munici
It was announced that the district clubs
would meet on the evening of August 20
at the following places to nominate Legis
ITwenty-eighth District— Drew'» Ha 11,121 New
Twenty-ninth— lrish-American Hall.
Thirtieth— Music Hall, Mission and Mary
Tbirty-nrst— Phoenix Hall, Eighth and Fol
Thirty-second— 43o Brannan street
Thirty-third — Mannerbund Hall, Twenty
fourth street and Potrero avenue..
Thirty-fourth— Harmony Hall, Mission and
Thirty-fifth— Precita snd California avenues.
Thirty-sixth — Twenty-fourth and Church
Thirty-seventh— Mowry's Hall, Laguna street
and Ivy avenue.
Thirty-eighth— Powers' Hall, Turk and
Thirty-ninth— Justice Barry's courtroom,
Fortieth— Franklin Hall, Fillmore and Bush.
Forty-first— Larfcey's Hall, Webster and Fil
Forty-second— Turner Hall, 310 O'Farrell.
Forty-third— 24 Ellis.
Forty-fourth— Washington-square Hall.Unlon
and Stockton. _
Forty-fifth— Commercial Hotel, 124 Mont
TO PROTECT INSPECTORS
The Police Called to the Aid of
the Health Depart
Chinatown Investigation in a Syste
matic Manner Begins This
The systematic Inspection of the Chinese
quarter by the Board of Health, with a
view to finding out just how many build
ings occupied by Chinese are in an un
sanitary condition or to be torn down,
will begin this morning under the super
vision of Inspectors Kenney and Fay,
who reported at the Health Office yester
day tbat everything was in readiness for
the arduous task that is before them.
It is expected that the Chinese, who are
alarmed at the action of the board in con
demning and ordering torn down a num
ber of their most dangerous iookeries,
will not submit tamely to the invasion of
their tottering tenements and under
ground den 3of filth and disease, and
preparations have been made to bring the
strong arm of the law between the inspec
tors and possiDle danger.
Chief Crowley has been appealed to
to aid the board in making the in
spection thorough and has detailed seven
stalwart policemen to accompany the in
spectors on their journey. The entire
force of inspectors and police will be di
vided into squads and every precaution
taken to see that no nook or cranny of the
quarter is left unexplored.
The work of each squad for each day
will be cut out for it beforehand, and the
results will be written out for tbe benefit
of the Health Officer each evening. Tne
canvass will be made from house to house,
the blocks on each street being taken in
regular succession, so that none may
escape the scrutiny of the inspectors.
Where buildings are deemed to be imme
diate menaces to the public health and
worthy of special attention the board will
make a personal investigation, and if
necessary order them vacated and torn
down. In ordinary cases the tenants will
be told to clean up at once on pain of ar
rest for maintaining nuisances.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
FREE SALES TO
SAVE THE FRUIT,
Advocates of an Open Mar
k@t Say a Change Is
LESSON OF THE GLUT.
Tons of Fruit Destroyed on the
Wharves for Want of
AND YET IT CCULD BE SOLD.
With a Fr»e Market and Low Prices
Fruil Wou'd Be Bought for
The advocates of a free public market
for San Francisco are out again in behalf
of an institution through which the con
sumer of produce may purchase from the
grower direct. The matter has been sug
gested this time by the hopeless glut in
■the market and the consequent dumping
of cargoes of fruit, the very cream of val
ley orchards, into the bay.
For several days past the fruit wharves
have been so taxed with the immense
quantities of peaches, pears, etc., coming
in that there was absolutely no place left
yesterday where a small shipment might
be piled. Ordinary sales have had no ap
preciable effect in decreasing the bulk of
these great heaps of luscious fruit, that lie
ripening or rotting in the sunshine.
Rather as the days pass the fruit piles
seem to grow in height and general dimen
As there was no room at all last Satur
day tons of pears and peaches were hurled
into the water; they could not be sold at
standard market prices, as not everybody
could afford to buy. So rather than let
the price decline these large quantities
of delicious food were lost. The condi
tion, therefore, was a remarkable one;
while poor people, of necessity, had to go
without fruit, since they did not have the
money to pay for it, loads of excellent
pears and peaches were destroyed.
"With such a state of affairs in view the
men who would like to see a free public
market established say that no better illus
tration of the need of an open market
could be presented.
"The absence of a free public market,"
said W. H. Mills, "obstructs the consump
tion of articles of produce by high prices,
which never reach tne grower. There
certainly would be less of a glut if you
had a free market. This dumping of
fruit into the bay has a demoralizing
effect on the farmer. I believe that it
would not be possible if San Francisco had
a market where fruits and other country
products could be bought from the pro
ducers by the consumers.
"To the disgrace of San Francisco be It
said that she is 1000 years behind tno
methods of civilized cities in this respect
— that there is no one place in the whole
City where the consumer can buy his food
direct from the man who grows it.
"With an open market housekeepers
would be enabled to buy large stocks of
peaches and pears at a time like the pres
ent, when supplies' from the country are
glutting the market. The fruit thus
bought would be so cheap that it would be
within the reach of everybody and the
poor people have a chance to enjoy
it. The housekeeper would take ad
vantage of the reduced prices and secure
enough frnit to supply her house with
preserves for tho whole year. So you see
that while fruit would be crowding in
upon the market it could be bought in
large quantities and preserved. The can
neries have not sufficient capacity to buy
perishable fruit for immediate packing.
They can only handle a certain amount,
and consequently are powerless to relieve
a glut on the market. If^hey overstocked
themselves with fresh fruit much of it
might perish on tneir hands.
"There are various causes for the pres
ent glut. California cannot eat all its
fruit, and there is no money in the East
to buy our fruit this season. Fruit be
comes an article of luxury by the time it
reaches the Eastern consumei. The big
gest outrage perpetrated in the world is
the rate of commission exacted by Eastern
agents for selling California fruit. In Chi
cago 7 per cent is charged, and those
agents have no money at stake, no risks to
rnn— if they sell your fruit they get 7 per
cent; if they don't, well you lose all.
"I am satisfied that a free public market
in San Francisco would maintain the
equilibrium, and with the exception of
some unusual conditions, such as a dull
ness in Eastern demand, things could be
made to regulate themselves very nicely
during the short while fruit is crowding
in from the orchards."
Harbor Commissioner Colnon said that
the Commissioners were at their wits' end
to know what to do with the fruit supply.
He said that he believed in an open mar
ket, wherein retailers could buy from tho
producers direct, but not a place where
housekeepers could get small comple
ments. On this plan he was convinced
that the situation would be relieved by an
BALTIC-NORTH SEA CANAL.
Found to Be of Great Strategic Value to
BERLIN, Germany, Aug. 17.— The plan
in connection with the German naval
maneuvers to test toe strategic value of
the Baltic- North Sea canal has been car
ried out without a hitch. Thirty-nine
warships have traversed the canal in thirty
hours without an accident of any kind
happening. This performance, in view of
the adverse foreign comment upon the un
certainty of the canal, is regarded as a
fact that greatly enhances the use of the
waterway, showing, as it does, the rapidity
with which warships can pass from one
sea to the other. Emperor William is de
lighted with the result of the maneuvers
and is particularly pleased with tne suc
cessful passage of the warships.
To Flfjht the Standard 'OH Monopoly.
LONDON, Eng., Aug. 17 — The Times
Berlin correspondent telegraphs that it is
understood the German Government is
seeking means to combat the monopoly of
the Stadard Oil Company. He adds that
possibly steps will be taken to facilitate
ttio importation of Galician petroleum,
and that an attempt will be made to it**.
posa a prohibitive duty on American oil.
2£/ hen writing for further particulars to any of the health or
(Pleasure ZResorts in these columns kindly mention the CjfjCjC.
TTAVR THE MERITED, REPUTATION OF
-*-*: being'one'of the wondkbs of the would, and
seekers of pleasure and - lovers of ' sightseeing, as
well as ; those In search of health, will be well
paid by visaing them. .
The Finest Summer Climate In Cali-
LAEGE NEW SWIMMING TANK.
A Positive Cure for Rheumatism, liver,
"; f Kidney and Stomach Trouble*.
TERMS 810 TO SIS PER WEEK.
Two Routes to the Springs, S. P. Co. and
S. F. and N. P. Railway.
- Address ■ all correspondence •to BART LETT
SPRINGS COMPANY, 22 Fourth street, 8. c., or
Bartlett Springs, Lake County, Cal. :
A "CATALIXA ISLAND, SUMMER AND
O , Winter Resort. Hotel Metropole open the year
round. Unexcelled fishing, delightful coast ex-
cursions, tally-ho staging, wild goat hunting, bath-
ing, boating, horseback rldinsf, dancing, pyrotech-
nic displays. - water, carnivals, graud concerts
throughout the summer. : .Popular Hotel Metro-
pole and Island Villa open; accommodations un-
surpassed. Zaun's telegraphic pigeon service dally,
connecting the island with the wires of the world.
Full information, Illustrated pamphlets and rates
from ' " •; :-■-. ,■ ... •, .-; ■■. : - • - ..: .• ..- .;■...
WILMINGTON. TRANSPORTATION CO.,
.•- 222 South Spring st., Los Angeles, Cal.
M m ■% m ■ 0* 4fe HOT springs,
I ftt 1J fl I \" I 1 Mo^erey coun-
■ UflmAl ■« 1 I Carlsbad of
% I 1 I KM America -For
■ ■■■■■■■ T"^-^^ health.rest.pleau-
ure, i climate, . accommodation!!, scenery, flower
beds, cleanliness, table, hot soda tub and plunge
baths, hot sulphur tub and swimming tanks, mas-
sage treatment, hunting and . fishing,* children's
playground, croquet and I dance hall for families.
Paralso stands unsurpassed in the t'tate. ■-. Plenty
enjoyment for young and old. , Take train Third
end Townsend streets, San. Francisco, 8:15 a. m.
daily, for Soledad; Return-trip ticket, «H. Seven
miles by stage. • Telephone and PnstoiKce. For
illustrated pamphlets and special inducements for
1896, address K. ROBERTSON, Manager.
MM SODA SPRINGS,
California's I'amom Mountain Spa!
.Have You Been Thbkk Latklt? [' , \ '■
3000 feet above Napa .Valley. ■ Climate nnsnr-
pnnsed. .Views magnificent. ..Table supplied from
orchard and ocean, field and farm. Hot and cold
Napa Soda water baths. Telephone and Postofflce.
Burros to ride. Bowline: alleys, tennis, croquet,
swings and hammock*, j New improvements every
year. Gas and running water in every room.' Re-
lief for- asthmatics. WARM WATER SWIM-
MING TANK. Au Ideal summer resort. Chil-
dren's paradise: mothers' delight: husbands' rest.
Address ANDREW JACKSON, Napa Soda Springs
P. O. "
fl T7* 1 fl ft I! HOT SPRINGS. Sonoma
V If ft I•I ' V County, only iy a hours from
V tV ft (tit \ Ban Francisco; but 9 miles
II |\ fl II II II staging: : new ■ road through
"****** *" •* canyon; new stages: sanitary
plumbing; natural temperature of water 130 Fahr.
of wonderful curative properties; no fogs or disa-
greeable winds: mosqulios and other annovln;;
insects unknown. Take Tiburon ferry at t-.vO
a. it. or 8:30 P. h. Round-trip ticket only $6. 5 a
Telephone and telegraph, daily mail and express.
Rates $1-' a week; baths free. ■
.■■■'-■■■■■- J. P. MULQREW, Proprietor.
KLAMATH HOT SPRINGS,
BEBWICK. SISKIYOU COUNTY. CAL., * A
noted fishing and health resort. Hot mud and
sulphur baths. ,;," : ■ ■ ■ . . .-
EPSON BROS., Proprietors.
HOME REST FOR THB SUMMER.
QUJIMEB BOARD IN SAN JOSE: PLEASANT
O rooms; large grounds; fruit and llowers. Ad
dree* P. O. box % 22&. . - ■■■*::. .«;• ' • ■: .-"."•■..■
. •- . Sonoma County, ; Cal. ■
UNDER NhW 3IANAGEMENT. '
P ATES $2 TO $2 60 PER DAY, $8 TO $14 PER
■Lli week; all baths free. r : - ■
• '■ . . .. W. H. HARRON. Proprietor.
SANTA CATU.ni ISLASD.
Augmented Attractions for Season 1896.
' .. ZAHN'S ; telegraph pigeon service dally, con-
necting the island with the wires of the world.
ASTORG SPMSG JHERAI WATER.
TjiOUNTAIN OF PERPETUAL YOUTH: FROM
-C Cobb Valley. Lake County; greatest medicinal I
and curative ' water on earth. Hundreds cured; '
thousands recommend it In San Francisco. Unlim-
ited supply at the depot. 108 Fifth street. Selling
hundreds of gallons daily. . , ■ •,.■■■ .
% The highest claim for other 01 (^ -— -^^Pk
M tobaccos is "Just as Mj/
g good, as Durham." ||j&^ "^AV MM
Every old smoker Tjff
|F knows there is none just V 1
O Blackwell's ~\
V^ Smoking Ibbacco J
m L J*il^^'^^± You will find one coupon inside A^^^^t^ i ,
%«K^'^'^a(f7w^^ ■ each two ounce bag, and two cou- j6£™^^^^^?mS&
idH>i» !>is \iiv^^^ p OUS inside each four ounce Jffifj
J§Rgi jr-^ Tski m bag of Blackwell "s Durham . gMB s^* I»K
■aEy ( _ A * *jf!fflEm brated tobacco and read the wSm'ji "y V~EaU
BBWUgfiSS i wA : Hi coupon — which gives a list k
V^fST^?^ JHfiPt°*~ va^ ua ' :>^ e P re sents and how « BHk '•"sS^SJ ?M
Opposite XT. S. Mint, 100 and 102 Fifth St., San
Francisco, Cal — The most select familr hotel in
the city. Board and room $1, $1 25 and $1 50 per
day, according to room. Meals 25c Rooms 50c
and 75c a day. Free coach to aud from the hotel.
Look for the coach bearing the name of the Cos-
mopolitan Hotel WM. FAHEV, Proprietor,
THE BEST PLACE ON EARTH TO
SPEND THE FALL MONTHS.
Good Climate and the Greatest Va-J
riety and Finest Mineral Springs
in the World.
Fall season opens Aiuust 15. Finest
dining-room and table north of San Fran-
cisco. -Good: hunting, bathing, boating
and fishing. ■
RATES $1O TO $12 PER WEEK.
For full particulars address
tEE D. CRAIG.
316 Montgomery St., S. F. •
Or J. CRAIG,
Highland Springs, Late Co., Cal.
There is healing , in the waters (for rheumatism,
malaria, nervousness, dyspepsia, diabetes, etc.):
there is life in the air. Swimming-tank, tub and
steam baths, fine hotel." amusements. Rates, $10
to $14. Take 7a. m. S. P. train for St. Helena:
stage connects at 10 a.m. Unlimited round-trip
tickets. 87. Particulars at 318 Battery, or W. L,
MITCHELL, Udell P. P.. Napa County. Cal.
The Recognized Family Summer Resort
In the Santa Cruz Mountains.
- Health, pleasure, swimming, fishing and hunt-
ing. New dancing pavilion. Deer park. Tabla .
excellent. Climate unsurpassed. Send tor souve-
nir, stage at Madrone every Monday, Wednes-
day and Saturday after June 1. connecting wltU
train leaving the City at 8:15 a. m. ,-~«4rab
VIC PONCELET, Llagas, Cat
SONOMA COUNT Y. *
AN IDEAL PLACK FOR HEALTH, REST
AND PLEASURE: no staging; y^mile from
station. • The'only Kennine Seltzer Springs in tha
United States ' and the celebrated Lytton Geyser
f-oda Springs. , Wonderful curative properties.
Table first-class. . Send for circulars.
ST. HELENA SANITARIUM,
ST. HELENA, CAL.
"PECRKATTON\ REST AND HOME FOR IN-
Xt vallds, consisting of large main building, cot-
tages and tents on mountainside overlooking Napa
Valley. Steam heat, elevator, callbells and night-
watch service. Jliiss»ge, electricity, medicated
and steam baths are among the remedial agents.
Swimming tauk, gymnasium and beautiful moun
tain walks are among the amusements, i'uru
water, air and a beautiful climate. Accommoda-
tions first class. Rates reasonable. Send for circular.
. ■•' WHEN lIK'IAH
' STOP AT THE
XV. H. FORSE & SONS, PROPRIETORS.
mHja IS THE NEWEST, largest and best
1 ; hotel ■in Ukiah, - and it is ■ headquarters for
v Stages to all resorts and other places arrive at
and depart from this hotel. Free bus to and from
all trains. Baggage transferred free of charge.
JIADROJE '-'-HIIEBiL SPRISGS
WILL BE OPEN TO GUESTS THE ENTIRB
year. . Waters sure cure for all stomach and
urinary troubles. Send for analysis and descrip-
tive pamphlet. Address Madrone Mineral Springs,
Madrone," banta Clara County, Cal. '
18 niles from Cozadero, on Stage Line.
GOOD TROUT FISHING, PLENTY FRUIT,,
cream and milk ; free conveyance for parties of
two or more; grand redwood- scenery. Address
JOSEPH 1 LUTrRINGE Seavlew, Sonoma Co.,
or apply X HUSK & CO., 207 Front St., San Fran-
cisco, for particulars.
TJOTEL DEL MAR— THE SEASHORE; 23
XX minutes' ride from Santa Cruz; climate per-
fect; ■ table unexcelled; surf bathing: sailing, row-
Ing, fishing; buses meet all \ trains; children, $3
to $5 per week; adults, $9 per week; special rates
to societies and families. Address MANAGER
HOTEL DEL MAR, Sam» Cruz, Cal., or room 2%
Maze- building, S. F. •■ ■ •
HOTEL VICTORIA. SONORA, CAL,, . THE
gem of the '. mountains, famed for its equable
and , salubrious climate; near nature's \ won-
derland: altitude 1985 feet; the pleasure and
health seekers' paradise; the accommodations of
the Hotel Victoria will be found of the highest
order; rates $10 to $15 per week. JOHN C. MOR-
TJIVERSIDE RANck— ON THE BANKS OB 1
IX : Eel River. 6 - miles from Potter Valley, Men-
doctno County: • round trip, $9 75 from San Fran-
cisco; ' flohins, hunting, bathing and boating un-
surpassed. .. Terms, $7 per week. Excellent tabla;
milk, fruit, vegetables raised on the ranch. T. J.
GILLESPIE, Potter Valley, aiendociuo County.
T: BELMONT, SAN MATEO COUNTY
board for summer months; private family:
beautiful grounds; large rooms; 3 minutes from
station; 1 hour fm city. MRS. HANSEN.BeImonu.
BOARD ON A RANCH: 2009 FEET ELEVA-
tIon; good rooms and first-class board; 1 mile
from station. Address MRS. O'BRIKN, Redwood
Grove, Occidental, oonoma County, Cal.
HOTEL DE REDWOOD, SANTA CRUZ
Mountains; board $7 to $10 a week: also
camping facilities, tents, etc. Address M. S. COX,
Laurel. ; ".- . „'-■.... . ..--■■ _^__
-A NIT A VILLA, WRIGHTS, SANTA CRUZ
J\ Mountains: fine family resort. J. HAMS-
TERS, proprietor. ■
NOTARY PUBLIC. ,
pHARLES' H. PHILLIPS, ATTORNET-AT-V
\J law and Notary Public, 633 Market at, oppo-
uve Palace HoteL Telephone 67a BMtaana* I<UJ r
1 i'«U«, ■ XeiepUou* -Jfu»" aid k ;