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MONDAY .OCTOBER 12, 1596
Coi.uirniA Tkkatkk — 'Trilby."
Bai nwrje thf.atkb.— "The Prisoner of Zenda,*
Mokosco'6 Opkra-Hovse — "Uncle Tom's
TrvoiJ Opera House. — -The Babes in the
Obphedv- High-Class VandevtuX
Ale*; ak Thkater.— "The Wife's Peril."
Mkchakics' PAviitoN-Promenade Concerts,
Saturday evening, October 17.
BrTso Bathp— Bathing and performance.
Hhoot the Chutes— at Haight street,
one block east of the ParK.
By 8. BABCH-Thls day (Monday), Furniture,
at 319-321 Butter street at 10;80 o'clock.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.
"Generally fair weather Monday" is prom
ised by the Forecaster.
The Falrmount Improvement Club wants
Fairmount Park improved.
The museum in Golden Gate Park will re
main closed for two weeks more.
The Imperials yesterday defeated the Stock
ton ballplayers by a score of 23 to 5.
The First Infantry of the National Guard is
preparing for regimental field day.
Charles Cavill swam around Seal Bock yes
terday, and found it a very difficult task.
Tho artificial island in Stow Lake hes been
wired in to prevent boats from going around it.
Corbett's letter refusing to meet Sharkey
was received "by Dan Lynch yesterday after
The old casino in the park has been sold for
$400 to Stewart Menzies, who will move it
The Silver Club of the Thirtieth Assembly
District will meet at 1029 Market street this
Th* German societies of Oakland held a
grand reunion and festival at Shell Mound
Rev. C. Adams has resigned his pastorate in
St. Louis to accept a call to the First Congre
gational Church. .
Dr. L. O. Rodgers was the high man in the
Uermania Rifle CluD's monthly rifle medal
Genera' Benjamin Butterworth and F. X.
Schoonmaker were tendered an excursion on
• the bay yesterday.
The Pioneer Rowing Club celebrated its
thirty-second anniversary at the Long Bridge
Mrs. L. J. Crane made the hi^h score in the
Ghndemann ladies' trophy rltle match at
shell Mound raug* yesterday.
Rev. Father P. C. Yorke delivered a lecture
to a tine audience in St. Francis Church last
night on 'The End of Controversy."
The thirty-five mile relay race between local
cyclers for a record and prizes will commence
at the Haight-street grounds to-night.
11. W. Quitzow addressed the Good Citizen-
Bhipmeeung at Metropolitan Ttjmple yester
day on the subject of "liood Citixensnip."
The Buckley lambs are skirmishing to get
names to their petition. General orders were
given out by Buckley to have the names in by
John Carroll, a laborer, was garrotted and
robbed of a watch and i?4O in money early yes
terday morning at Merchant aua Montgomery
The Morgue officials were kept busy yester
day. No less than six cases were reported in
about as many hours, which kept the wagon
on the run. *
Captain ("arrington, U. S. A., inspector of the
National Guard of California, will soon for
ward a report of his tour of duty to the Secre
tary of War.
Richardson's Bay is deserted save for the
steamer Oregon. All the sailing vessels have
been chartered and have loaded or are now
Robert Dougherty, a boy 15 years of age, was
arrested yesterday by a deputy constable irom
San Jose on the charge of stealing & bicycle
that he had hired.
Officers of the engineer corps have resumed
work on the fortifications of this harbor. An
other 12-inch gun for Lime Point is pa the
rail and due here now.
New? came from Los Angeles yesterday that
M. F. Taylor. Denver's silver orator, had col
lapsed physically and canceled his engage
ments to regain health.
After thirty years Rev. M. M. Gibson preached
last night the same sermon he did on the day
he assumed the pastorate in this City of the
United Presbyterian Cnurch.
John Rutherford, superintendent of the San
Quentin jute mill, says it is the need of a tariff
and not loose management wuich has made
the convict factory run behind.
The banquet to-night at the California Hotel
in honor of General Graham, U. S. A., will be
attended by a large number of active and rt
tired officers of the National Guard.
The mission for young men which has been
conducted by Fathers Mullane and O'ahea at
St. Joseph's lor the last four weeks was yester
day, closed with impressive services.
A. J. Kinrey. a. well-known hackdriver, was
found dead and floating in the bay yesterday
morning. Ther« several mysterious cir
cumstances connected with his death.
Superintendent McLaren has staked out the
places in Golden Gate Park where on Monday
next Sequoia Chamer, Daughters of the Revo
lution, will plant thirteen historic trees.
. J. F. Sweeney, a juror in the Quill case,
wi»bes to deny emphatically that lie was im
plicated in'any undesirable way in the case of
the Lombard Loan Association vs. R. L Whelan
Monroe Greenwood, president of the Califor
nia Electrical Works and vice-president of the
Sunset Telephone and Telegraph Company,
died suddenly ut San Mateo yesterday niter
The wht.lin£-tender Jeanie arrived from the
Arctic yesterday. Sue brings a tale of deser
tions, disaster, deaths, duels and a poor caicb.
Only six vessels will remain in the ice this
The first command of the Fifth Artillery will
leave this City on a special train for New York
to-morrow. The second command will go two
days later. The Third Artillery may arrive
here next Saturday.
A grand festival under the auspices of the
Swedish Lutheran church of this City will be
held in Odd Fellows' Hall to-morrow evening
ana 03 the evening* of Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday and Saturday.
Whaling along the coast is a failure. The
men who went out to secure a mammal lor ex
hibition purposes had to return after a three
weeks' hunt. There is likely to be litigation
over the outcome of the affair, -
Captain Rao of the British steamer City of
Dublin is condemned by shipping men. He
passed a derelict coaster in calm weather and
did not take the trouble to find' out her name,
very body is now wondering what vessel it
can be. ,• - •• , .; : ;
A convention of • local labor organizations
was held yesterday at 915>£ Market street to
consider proposed laws in the interest of labor.
1 1 will continue it& work from Sunday to Sun
day until these laws are formulated in accord
ance with its ideas.
To the lack of religious teachings in the
schools of the Nation Rev. Dr. Brewer, princi
pal of St. Matthews School, ban Mateo, at
tributes the increase in crime. This was the
theme he expounded upon at St. Luke's Church
yesterday forenoon.' .
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greatest of humor cures, assisted externally
by warm baths with ' CoticurA Soap," and
gentle applications of Coticora (ointment),
the great skin cure, when all else fails. ; ;
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a»d Cbim. CoKr., Sole Propi., Eo»t«n, V.H. A. .
a9"*iioTtoCur«£T(r7 Humor," maitod tit. :
News Brought From the
Arctic by the Steamer
Only Twenty - Seven Whales
Were Taken by the Entire
Fleet So Far.
NUMBERS DIED FROM EXPOSURE
The Second Mate of the Balaena Shot
by His Superior Officer During
The first news from the whaling fleet in
the Arctic arrived yesterday and it is not
at all reassuring. It is a story of deaths,
desertions, fighting scrapes, a duel,
mutiny, and to crown ail, a poor catch.
The entire fleet only took twenty-seveu
whales, and in consequence everybody
connected with the fleet is disconsolate.
As a forerunner the tender Jeanie got in
from tbe Arctic with her pumps going.
Ever since leaving Herschell Island she
has been leaking more or less, but during
tbe last few days of the trip the pumps
had to be keDt going continuously. Im
mediately upon her arrival she was taken
to the Arctic Oil Works and tne work of
discharging her was at once began. She
brought dewn 50,C00 pounds of bone for
the Pacific fc'team Whalinr Company and
9800 pounds for James McKenna. The
catch of the fleet up to the middle of
August was as follows:
Ealaena 10 1 Thrasher 1
Grampus 10 Jeanette 1
Mary D.Hume 6 Karlnte 1
Newport 8 Alexander 8
Jessie H. freeman... 4 Earless 3
Bflusa , 2 Wanderer 1
Narwhal 4 California 1
Gayhead 3 Northura lijjht 4
Aiice Knowles ]»
The vessels reported as "light," are the
Andrew Hicks, Belvedere, Cape Horn
Pigeon, Charles W. Morgan, Hidalgo
(supposed to be lost), Horatio, John and
Wintbrop, Lydiu, ilerniaid, Navarch,
Orca, Kosario and "William Baylies. The
latter vessel is on her way to San Fran
cisco. She ran into an ice floe in the Sea
ol Okhotsk and sprang a leak. Captain
Mclnnis wanted to proceed to the Arctic,
but the crew refused to go. A mutiny was
imminent, and the master gave in. The
chances are tbat when the Bas'lies reaches
port there will be a number of arrests.
After the Jeanie clocked Captain Mason
went at once to tbe office of tbe Pacific
Steam Whaling Company. He was clos
eted for a time with General Manager
Griffiths, but whru at leisure made the
"From wbat I heard, last winter was the
most severe ever experienced ia the Arc
tic and the summer was correspondingly
cold. The men suffered terribly and de
eerlions front the fleet at trie mouth of tne
AlcKenzie River were irequent. There
was a general eioiius at one time and five
men out of the crowd got away. Tney
have not been heard Irora sdnce. The
others were brought up when a shower of
bullets came after them from tbe pursuing
officers. One oJ the fugitives was wounded,
but, I think, afterward recovered.
"Among those who died during the win
ter were: William Mosher, second mate
of the bark John and Winthrop; Harry
Williams, cabin boy of the bark Wanderer,
and James Leary, second mate of the
"There was a regular old-fashioned
ehooting scrape on ihe steamer Bal&ena
during the winter. Chief Otticer H. P.
Bowen and Second Mate Frank Jones
quarreied. It was patched up fur a time.
but finally the trouble broke out again and
ihe men came to blows. Then a duel on
(he ice, so they say, was arranged and
Jonrs was mortally wounded. He died a
few hours later and was buried at Herschell
Island. Bowen is under arrest and will
be brought to San Francisco for trial.
"The Balaena and Grampus wintered in
Franklin Bay and the lormer reported
four deaths and the latter two deaths.
Who the men were I could not learn, I am
sorry to say. Botn ships got to Herschell
Inland August 29 and it was their inten
tion to return about September 1. The
Grampus, however, may remain in the
Arctic for another season. All in all, it
has been a disastrous season for the fleet."
Private advices received by General
Manager Griffiths of the Pacific Steam
Whaling Company state that the Fearless,
Newport, Mary D. Hume, Jessie H. Free
man, Wanderer and Grampus will proba
bly winter off the mouth of the McKenzie
river tnis year. Last winter there were
sixteen vessels alto^eiher in the ice, but
next season there will be only a halt dozen
to chase the whales when the ice breaks
Captain H. H. Bodfisb of the steamer
Newport came down on the Jeanie. His
ves>el wintered in the Arctic last season,
but he has no more news to teil than Cap
:a:n Mason. In fact Captain Mason's views
is based on information given him by
Captain Bodfisb. The changes necessitated
by Captain BorifiSh's return to . v an Fran
cisco were as folows: Cartain George B.
Leavitt of the Mary D. Hnme took charge
of the Newport, and Captain Haggerty,
late of the Triton (ihe Iriion was nipped
in the ice and went down), took the Hume.
There should be some lively developments
when the vessels that wintered in the
Arctic arrive here next month.
WANTED IN SAN JOSE
i'obert Dougherty, a Boy, Charged
With Stealing a Bi
Robert Dougherty, 15 years of ace, was
arrested on Fifth avenue yesterday after
noon and taken to the City Prison, where
he was booked en route to San Jose.
The arresting officer was Deputy Con
stable F. Prevoat of Sau Jose, and he says
that the boy is wanted for stealing a bi
cycle which be hired about three weeks
ago. it is supposed tnat he rode the "bike"
to this City and sold it.
Dougherty denies the charge. He admits
being in ban Jo-e about three weeks ago
and says he was with a boy named Law
rence, who hired a bicycie, but he has not
seen Lawrence since. The boy has been
working among horses at the Bay District
Tract. He belongs at Los Angeles and left
home recently because his mother was not
able to support him.
Two Promenade Concerts.
Two grand promenade concerts will be given
in the Mechanics' Pavilion Saturday and Sun
day evenings, October 17 and 18, under the
auspices of the German General Benevolent So
ciety »nd tbe Gorman Ladies' General Benevo
lent Society. Gustav Hinrichs will be the musi
cal director. The proceeds will go to th« beueflt
of the societies.
Customs Officer Robbed.
During the early hours of Saturday morn
ing some one broke into the office of Customs
Inspector William Johnson and succeeded in
getting away with three suits of clothes and
other articles of lesser value. Johnson's office
is on the Mail dock, and when he left Friday
night everything was in perfect order.
Trunks Moved 25 Cents-
Commercial Transfer Co., 43 Butter street
Telephone Mala 40. Keep yourcowcks lor \u.*
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1896.
Of all the Vessels That "Were at Anchor in Richardson's Bay a Few "Weeks Ago the Only One Left
Is the Steamer Oregon. The Yacht Rover Is Still at Anchor There and the Lurlinc Was
Towed In by the Markham Yesterday.
ON LABOR LAWS
The Convention of Local
Permanent Organization Effected
and Committees Are
SOME AMENDMENTS PROPOSED
Only Eight Hours to Constitute a
Day's Work— Protection to
A convention of the union labor organ
izations of San Francisco asst n bled yes
terday morning at the Labor Bureau
Association Hall, 915}^ Market street. It
was called by the District Council of
Carpenters' and Joinera' Union of America
for the purpose of proposing and amend
ing labor laws, such as eight-hour laws,
lien laws, life and limb laws, etc., and the
consideration of labor laws proposed by
the State Labor bureau, that recommenda
tions or amendments as may be beneficial
to workingmen might be made.
Tbe convention was called to order at
10:30 a. M. by F. M. Thompson, president
of the District Council, who explained the
purposes and objects of the meeting. Ho
suggested that temporary organization be
effected, and this was done by tne selec
tion of James Rose as temporary chair
man and Guy Latbrop as s cretary.
L. M. Duniorth, H. C. Hincken and R.
Lennart were appointed a committee on
credentials, which reported the following
delegates entitled co seats:
Bakers' Union No. 24— Charles Roeeberg,
George Stein, A. Grassman.
Confectioners' Union No. 42— John Wieland,
Carp tilts' and Joiners' Union No. 304— Joe
Golden Gate Lodge, Journeymen Plasterers-
William O'Brien, J. M. Lattlesa, J. J. Connelly.
Paperhangers' Union — \Y. Walsh, A. Park,
International Furniture-workers' Union No.
5— G. Callstrom, H. Neidlinger, Egar P. Bur
Building Trades Council— L. M. Danforth, R.
Sarsfield, J. M. Lawless.
Labor Council of San Francisco— W. Mc-
Arthur, C. E. Hawke*. J. Hill.
Carpenters No. 22— Henry Meyer, L. Vi«
nau, P. H. McCarty.
Early Closing Association— D. Adams, D.
Roberts, D. Donovan.
United Brewery Workmen's Union No. 7— J.
Walter, Phil Braun, H. Goodrich.
Painters' Union No. I— E. M. Clark, T. Lan
nan Fred Busse.
.District Council of Carpenters— F. M. Thomp
son, J. Hymer, T. O. Arthur. .
Carpenter and Joiners No. 433— Guy La th
ro p, John McCartney, C. F. Buckley.
Musicians' Union— Charles T. Shuppert, R.
Lenhart, W. C. Johnson.
Amalgamated Sheet- metal Workers — A.
Green, W. de Geer, H. C. Hincken.
Sailors' Union— Edward Rosenberg, Andrew
The Early Closing Association not be
ing strictly a trades union organization
was admitted by a unanimous vole in
favor of the association joining in tne con
vention's deliberation on labor laws.
The following committees were ap
pointed by tbe chair:
Permanent organization— A. Park, W. Mo-
Arthur, L. M. Danlorth. J. M. Lawless, Ed
Rosenberg. C. F. Buckley. John McCartney, J.
Hymer, J. Roberts, T. O. McArthur.
Resolutions— T. O. McArthur, Guy LathroD,
O. Grassman, hy Meyer, W. de Geer, 1". Busse,
J. N. Adams, C. £. Hawkes, J. Hill.
Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald was
elected a member ex-oflicio of every com
mittee. This was done for the reason
that Mr. Fitzgerald has the power to sum
mon people before the comtuittees in the
course oi investigations necessary for es
tablishine foundations for labor laws.
James Rose, F. M. Thompson and John
McCartney were elected as a committea to
invite the Labor Commissioner* to the
At the opening of the afternoon session
James Rose was elected permanent presi
dent, C. E. Hawkes vicp-president, Guy
Lathrop secretary, J. Walter treasurer,
James Adams sergeant-at-arms.
The committee on organization reported
that it recommended the new organization
be called the California Labor Convention,
tbe purpose of which shall be to propose
and amend labor laws and further the en
actment of such laws. It shall consist of
duly accredited delegates from all bona
tide trade and labor organizations of the
State of California.
The basis of representation shall bo
three delegates from each organization,
and the initial fee $3 from eacn organiza
The officers of the convention shall con
sist of a president, vice-president, secre
tary, treasurer, sergeant-at-arms ; also
committees on resolutions, credentials
The president reported that tbe com
mittee selected to wait on the i»abor Com
missioner had seen him during tbe noon
recess, but he could not attend owing to
other previous engagements. Mr. Fitz
gerald said he would attend the next ses
sion oi the convention.
The following letter from the Los An
geles County Council of Labor was read :
Los Angeles, Oct. 6, 1896.
Ihe Bon. E. L. Fitzgerald, Labor Commit
tioner— Dear Sib: The president of the
council turned your letter over to me for
reply. I have been unable to attend to it
.until to-day. I am instructed to say that we
can make good use of 5000 copies oi tbe laws
to which you refer.
VVe are pledging all legislative candidates
here In support of certain laws which we be
lieve necessary for us, and we will gladly co
operate with San Francisco Trades Council
and tUI other organized bodies with a view to
i that end. I hope In a few days to send you a
copy of these laws. Very respectfully yours,
Delegate McArthur of the committee on
resolutions) stated that his committee had
met during recess and concluded that, as
its work consisted of looking into labor
bills, to request the convention to submit
all resolutions before Thursday night,
when the committee will meet and organ
ize permanently at 1159 Mission street.
Henry Meyer moved that the proposed
labor laws be discussed. This aroused
some controversy, several delegates hold
ing that the documents should be submit
ted to tbe committee on resolutions, it
was eventually decided to discuss the pro
posed laws informally and submit them
with recommendations to that committee.
The first amendment provides for pight
hours' labor in each day. Delegate Furu
seth claimed it should have the addition
"only eight hours." The convention in
dorsed the general idea and referred the
bill to the committee on resolutions for
careful revision and reconstruction. Sec
tion 3245 of the Political Code provides
that eicht hours shall constitute a day's
work: The statute is not definite and is
capable of circumvention by contractors
who nay by the hour, and is therefore in
many instances inoperative, r quiring aa
amendment to render its enforcement ef
No. 2, an act to provide for the proper
sanitary condition of bakeries and the
preservation of the healih of employes
therein, calls for a uniform law requiring
cleanliness and to insure purity in the
manufactured products of this industry.
Some of the delegates declared that it was
class legislation and consequently uncon
stitutional. Furuseth contended it was
framed in tbe interest of preserving the
health of tbe community, and suggested
that a bakeries inspector be appointed
from the ranks of journeymen bakers.
Delegate Grassman of the Bakers' Union
said the Board ot Health had appointed a
bakeshop inspector a montb ago, but he
has done nothing since. The representa
tives of that uuion told tbe convention
that "rotten egns, rancid butter and rot
ten lard" are used in pastry bakeries, and
that "cats, ruts and all kinds of animals"
live in the bakeshops.
The amendment was referred to the
committee on resolu;ions with a recom
mendation to eliminate all reference m it
to the Labor Commissioner.
The third consideration is an act to pro
hibit the awarding of contracts for public
work to persons having judgments stand
in against them for nonpayment of labor.
Referred to the committed. It is in
tended to prohibit Boards of Supervisors,
Common Councils, Commissions, etc.,
awarding contracts to persons who have
previously defrauded laboiers of tneir
wages. Tbis practice is carried on to a
large extent in San Francisco. There
being no lien on public work, the laborer
is placed at the mercy of his employer,
with many disastrous results.
An act providing for a bond for the pro
tection of laborers upon public works was
Sections 5 and 6, regarding the State
Labor Bureau, were passed until next
Sunday, when the Labor Commissioner
will be present.
An tct fixing the minimum rate of com
pensation for labor at $2 per day on puolic
works wa9 referred with a recommenda
tion that the qualifying word "unskilled"
An act to add to the Political Code of
the State of California two new sections,
to be numb -red sections 3246^ and 3247^£
respectively, regulating the hours of labor
of persons employed in bakeries, was dis
cussed at length. As the limit in it is ten
hours the convention did not regard it
with favor and referred it, with the under
standing that the convention loofced on it
witu disfavor as a whole.
The ninth act is one to enforce the
prompt payment of wages of laborers in
lawful money of the United States. It
was referred after the delegates had com
mented on a section which appeared to
lavor the "truck" system.
The convention adjourned until next
GARROTED AND ROBBED,
John Carroll, a Laborer, Relieved
of His Watch and
Two Men Supposed to Have Followed
Him From a Dive to Merchant
and Montgomery Streets.
John Carroll, a laborer employed at
Smith's Camp, Five-Mile House, San
Bruno road, was garroted and robbed by
two men at Montgomery and Merchant
streets at an early hour yesterday morn
He came into tbe city to have a good
time and sampled tbe liquor in several of
tbe dives on the Barbary Coast. He had
plenty of money wit i him and was lavish
in his expenditure in "treating" the usual
habit ues of those resorts,
Between 2 and 3 o'clock be found him
self on Montgomery street and was walk
ing in the direction of Market street with
the intention of getting back to tbe camp
when, as he was crossing Merchant street,
a man came up behind him and graobeu
him by the throat with both hands.
The robber jerked Carroll's head back
ana Carroll, who is a powerful fellow,
struggled fiercely to get out of his grasp.
Just then another man came up and struck
Carroll on the head with some instrument,
knocking him senseless.
When he recovered his senses he fonnd
that bis watch and $40 in coin had been
taken out of bis pockets. He was dazed
from the blows on nis head, and while
struggling to get to his feet a policeman
appeared. Carroll told him be had been
beaten and robbed and the patrol wagon
was summoned. Carroll was taken to the
Receiving Hospital, where three wounds
in his scalp were stitched and dressed by
Drs. FiUgibbon and Maber.
Owing to the darkness Carroll was un
able to give a description of tbe two rob
bers, but tbe police think they are fre
quenters of some of the dives and had fol
lowed Carroll until he got to Montgomery
and Merchant streets, which is usually
deserted in the early hours of the morn
ing. Tbe police are working upon tbat
The Fleet of Ships That
Were Tied Up There
Are Gone. \
Only the Steamer Oregon and
the Yachts Lurline and
Rover Are Left.
ALL THE VESSELS CHAETEEED.
Return of the Coast Whalers-The
Venture Was a Failure and
Trouble Is Brewing.
Of all tbe fleet of deep-water ships that
crowded Richardsons Bay a few weeks
ago, the only one left is the steamer Ore
gon. Even the yachts have gone, and
were it not for the fact that the Lurline
was towed in by.-the State tug Markham
and the Rover remained at anchor because
the drawbridge at Tiburon was not opened
in order to allow the yachts to go into wiu
ter quarters, the bay would have prac
tically been deserted. As it is, the Ore
gon looms up in solitary grandeur, and
those who travel on the ferry-boats look in
vain for the fleet of sailing ships that
added to the picturesqueneas of the scene,
and put dollars in the pockets of the Sau-
Whaling on the coast has received a set
back. It was thought that one of the
mammals brought in and placed on exhibi
tion would pay a handsome dividend.
The steamer Queen went out with an ex
cursion party and a whaling crew, but
lailed to catch a whale. Tne venture was
a failure, and there is now considerable
liquidation over the bills contracted by
A few weeks ago Wills got up a second
expe ditiou and interested T. P. H. White
law, Captain Savin, F. Christiansen, W.
Ford and W. Brindelson in tbe scheme.
They secured boats and all the necessary
paraphernalia and went to Halfmoon Bay.
For three weeks they camped on the
beach, and day and night men were kept
on the outlook. All they sighted were
a ''tin- back" and two "hump-backs." Tbe
former was no good, and the latter were
only seen at sundown. Provisions began
to run short and the crew insisted on com •
ing baclt to San Francisco. They had a
terrible time getting here. At times the
wind would take command, and than
again they would be in a dead calm and
would have to labor at the oars. When
tney arrived here last Friday night every
boly was tired and half-starved. Thay
were around town yesterday looking woe
begone. The men don't know where
to apply for their pay and they cannot
In the meantime Whitelaw & Co. want
to know where they are going to "get off."
The chances are that the whole matter
will be ventilated in the com ts. In fact
one suit based on the first excursion has
been decided in favor of Qoodall, Perkins
& Co., the owners of tbe Queen.
The ears of Captain Rae of the British
tramp steamer City of Dublin should be
tingling. He was called hard names on
'change yesterday in English, German,
French, Swedish, Danish and almost
every known tongue. Every owner ot a
coaster that happened to be downtown
joined in the chorus, and had the skipper
happened along about that time he would
have enjoyed a bad quarter of an hour.
The City of Dublin is from Yokohama,
and at 6a. m. on the 10th hist, she passed
a derelict vessel in latitude 38 deg. 5 mm.
north, longitude 127 deg. 32 mm. west.
Tbe hull was about 125 feet long and was
partly capsized. There was no sign of
Now what vessel was it? For the last
few days the sea outride has been like a
mlil pond. Captain Rae passed within
hall a mile of the wreck and it would not
have taken him half an hour to have
s, earned arounu it and found out the name
and made sure there was no one aboard.
Even tbe tnouglitof salvage never entered
his head, so be steamed along and a few
hours later entered port and made his re
port. Now every shipowner and shipping
man in port is wondering what vessel the
The Spreckels tug Vigilant broke her
cylinder head last Saturday afternoon.
This was unfortunate as sbe was to have
cone out on a fishing excursion to tbe
Farallones. Superintendent Hawley, how
ever, managed to spare the Fearless so
Oaptain Clem Randall went out on her
and took all the passengers the law al
lowed. It was a little rough outside and
some of tbe excursionists were seasick, but
nevertheless many a good string of rock
cod was brought in. The Ida and Nettie
Low also went out but owing to getting 100
far north they had to put into Bolinaa.
REV. MR. ADAMS ACCEPTS.
Be Has Resigned His Pastorate In St.
At tbe morning service yesterday at the
First Congregational Church the congre
gation was pleased to learn of the accept
ance of their call issued to Rev. C. Adams.
Rev. Dr. Baldwin, who occupied the
pulpit, announced the lact by reading the
following telegram :
St. Lotris, Oct. 11.
I have resigned my pastorate here to accept
your call. C. Adams.
There was no demonstration on receipt
of the intelligence, but tbe whole congre
gation rose and joined in singing the dox
TO SHINE ARRIVES
Annual Convention of the
W. C. T. U. Begins
After Seventeen Years the Organ
ization Returns to Its
PROGRAMME FOE THE EVENT
It Is Expected That Mrs. Sturtevant-
Peet Will Be Re-e.ected to the
The State Convention of the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union will begin at
Fetaluma to-day. Holding the con
vention at Petalnrna this year means
much, for it was there in September, 1879,
that the first gun of the campaign in Cali
fornia was fired when organization of six
unions took place.
The programme, now full prepared,
promises to be rich in variety and inspir
ing to the delegates who will assemble in
The State execut ive committee will mcc
at W. C. T. U. headquarters, 132 McAl
lister street, at 11:30 a. m. to-day, and
at 3:30 o'clock the San Francisco delega
tion will leave for Petaluma. Mrs. H. E.
Brown, the corresponding secretary, states
tbat her report will show great advance
ment in general work, but tbat for the
last year the most active endeavor has
been made along the line of equal suf
frage, mothers' meetings, scientinc tem
perance and Demorest contest woric.
Mrs. Henrietta fcjkelton, the National
organizer, has done much effective work
in ilie last two or ttiree months. In north
ern counties she has succeeded in forming
twenty unions, with a membership of 515
It is expected that Mrs. B. Sturtevant-
Peet will be re-elected at the coming con
vention for the State presidency, fche has
tilled her high position most satisfactorily,
and it is hoped by many delegates tbat
she can be prevailed upou to hold her
office ior the ensuing year.
Tne programme contains many items of
especial interest both us regards the la
dies' work and literary features.
This evening there will be an address
of welcome, to which Mrs. H. E. Brown,
the corresponding secretary, will respond.
To-morrow evening tne president will
deliver her annual address, in winch she
will review the past and project the future
year's efforts, liev. J. W. Webb will de
liver an address, entitled "Help These
Wednesday evening Rev. Anna Shaw
will give one of her spirited lectures and
Tbursday evening there will be a Demorest
medal contest for the grand goid medal,
and contestants from several counties will
be present. Tbe State banner will be pre
"It is a startling fact, that almost
without exception, the adulterated
teas are dangerous to health. Some
of them are actually poisonous. y,
— N. Y. Herald.
Yes; some — not all. But i
that isn't the point. You
drink tea because you like
— not • because it is good
j The wholesome , tea ■is
also the best- tasting: Schil-
ling's Best — at grocers' in
A Schilling St Company ' .
, ;_ San Francisco | • '"• ' <07
ii A WEAK MAN IS ONLY HALF A
man." To him the joys arid; pleas-
ures of this world are dull pastimes. ,; His
sense of I enjoyment lis v dulled .by a weak,
depressed nervous system; his intellect is
slow, his memory poor. It is evident that
he : lacks vital force, which ; is electricity.
He is easily subject to disease, because his
circulation is weak and the ''• body I cannot
throw off the impurities which gather in
the kidneys, bladder and atom ach.
Dr. Sanden's Electric Belt
Is Nature's cure for weak : men. \ It satu-
rates the body every day with volume of
animal magnetism and restores the power
o! the nerves and all vital parts. It cures;
why, there is not a town in this State which
knows not a cure by this famous Belt.
A ; Los Angeles Capitalist. '
-• "I was weak for years. I doctored with some
of the lending physicians on this coast, but
they could not help me. The first time I ap-
plied your Belt I found benefit, and now, after
using it a little over three mouths, my Dower
Is entirely restored and I feel like a new man.
It also = cured - a bad attack of ; rheumatism,
which : had destroyed the j use of ; one iof| my
limbs: I will verily this statement to any one
who * wishes - to inquire," I writes Fletcher . N. ,
Burt, 515 South Main street, Los Angeles, Cal.,
October 3, 1896.
TO WEAK MEN.
< Why will ., you! overlook such absolute
proof of the fact that here Is a cure for you ?
Surely no man ', enjoys being deprived of
,the most ; precious element :of strength.
Every man should be strong in this respect
as long as he has a fair constitution physi-
cally. Regain ;.j your strength. Try this
remedy. It will not fail. Read tbe cele-
brated ; book by Dr. Sanden, "Three Classes
of Men." ' It will be sent by mail, closely
sealed from observation, free.
SANDEN ELECTKIC CO.,
630 ', Market street, opposite ' Palace ; Hotel, San
i Francisco, Cal. Office hours, 8 a. m. to 6 ; evenings, :
l lii to '8; ; Sunday, 10 to 1." Los Angeles .' office,'
" 204 South Broadway; Portland, Or., 253 Washing-
:i ton street. :-:'■- "
i Naked Pills I
j are fit only, for naked say- <v
i ages. Clothes are the marks |!
]») of civilization — in pills as well \\
S> as people. A good coat does $•
('I not make a good pill, any more i '
J>) than good clothes make a good <<[
jh man. But as sure as you'd V
<| look on a clothesless man as a it
( | mad one, you may look on a j\
] coatless pill as a bad one. ()
\ After fifty years of test no <j!
] pills stand higher than
I Cathartic Pills
\l SUGAR COATED. |'
sented on this occasion, and the county
showing the greatest increase in member
shin will receive a handsome, flag.
Friday evening Mrs. B. C. Banford will
speak on "Political Superstition," and
Mrs. S. M. Severance will give an address
Aniom; the other interesting items will
be a speech by Miss Mary 8. Hay on
Wednesday, a historic hour to-morrow
afternoon, in which all the ex-presidents
and secretaries are expected to take part,
and a debate on Friday regarding the
effect of woman's ballot on industrial
Against the Ken Charter.
Tne first mass -meeting against the new
charter will be held in Metropolitan Temple
this evening at 8 o'clock under the Joint
auspices of th» Labor Council, tho Municipal
Reform Le^sue and the American Women's
Liberal League. W. Macartbur will speak for
the Labor Council, James H. Barry for the
American Women's Liberal League, and John
M. Reynolds for the Municipal Reform League.
Joseph Leggett will preside.
» » . / —
The bulk of the Russian calvary is com
posed of dragoons who are trained to fight
on foot as well as in the saddle, and are
drilled to attack in mass.
NEW TO-I>AT— AMUSEMENTS.
rAitDLAfIOtR.COTTU)D« c>- u»t4A.nD(wiA4tßi-"
II 8 ' LAST
. Over 15,000 People Saw \
By Wm. A. Brady's Excellent Company.
COMMENCING TO-XItiHT, ,
WE WILL OPEN WITH , ANOTHER
DO N I)OLJ IJOJS^
~u~i_f>_fi.o..<~i <~u^_j~i XLf\A.n_TLTu'v\rLf\n.n_n_ru«
Step In and See the Big l.iue at the
: Box : Office.
SECURE YOUK SEATS AT ONCE. .
PRICKS ...... ....35c. sOc. 75c and 81.00.
Next Monday, "Town Topics." •
.' Ho Very, Very tunny. .
ONLY 6 NIGHTS MORE.
The Really Big Success of tho Season!
"THE PRISONER OF ZENDA"
. with JA3IKS K. HACKETX AMD
Other members of th« Lyceum "Hst. Matinee SaU
urday. Last performance Saturday ni = -iit.
Monday, Oct. 19— JULIA MAHLOWE-TABER
and KOBE sT TABEH In "Komo'.a," "As You
Like It," "Much Ado A boot Nothing," etc.
. Seats for next week read/ Thursday.
jibs. Eestkstixe KRELiN-ri. Proprietor <& Manager
A. R.E3C3-A.I-I EVENT,
OPENING COMIC OPERA , SEASON,
- Superb ProdU' tion of Ferris Hartman's v
Original Musical Kxtrav.igali7.il,
"THE BABESJ!|_ THE WOOD."
First appearance of MISS LILLY POST, prlmm
Reappearance of FERRIS HARTMAN, the
Mirth and Melody Skillfully Blended.
Popular Prices— 2sc wnH sOs.
WALTER MOROCCO. - Sola Lena* aiU ilauiii:
Farewell Week of Km R- STOCKWELL
.'.- AS MARKS. THE LAWYER,
. In an Elaborate Scenic Revival of
"UNCLE TOM'S CABIN."
First appearance of WALTER FESSLER.
' Cast of Unparalleled Excellence. ; -
Colored Jubilee gingers l ; Ferocious Bloodboundsl
v . . A Trick DouKey.
Evening Prices— lOC 850 and 500. , ...
BsiiASco, Doaitb * Jobtjvw. J>sseei * Mana»eri.
MONDAY EVKMNU ;!..... October 18
Splendid Production of ...
.; MRS. LAXOTBY' GREAT PLAY,
THE WIFE^S PERIL!
PRICES— Evening: 1 5c. 350. 35n and 500.
Matinee: t00,.25u and 35c. '■--■
Secure Heats by Telephone, Black 991. .
■ ■. Matinee* Saturday and Sunday. sQMhIS
Next Attrac lon— Tb? .Bis • New York Success,
"iHE UGLY PPBKttV'i
— ...... ~
r'F«rren street. Jbjßwm»^taelrton aiH r>->v»:;. .
Re-engagement of and Last Week of '
THE FAMOUS KOYAt HAWAIIAN
BAND AND Gl.Ei: DLl'B.
la Connection With a Great Vaudeville BUI.
: THE' HENGI-Ki: SIsTKKS,
Europe's Greatest ringing and Dancing soubrett««
. THE LI CIFEKS, Acrobatic Comedians. .
ANL-O, OMEXK AND LITTLE . ALRIGHT,
-•"•= :-;'--\1 he Wonderful JuggUns Japs. ;. ..
A Bill of European and American novelties,
served sea s. -sc; i ulcouy, 10c; Opera-cnalr*
and box-seats, 60c. <- Get jour seats in advance. ■' ,
And Greatest Scenic Railway on Earta!
y : . This Afternoon and Evening. ■•- •'
THIS wEEK,.WnEtL ? MEN'S WEEK
:. - 35-MILK BICYCLE RELAY 1 RACE.
FIVE MILKS EACH EVENING.
SAN FRANCISCO U ROAD ■- CLUB
AND S CALIFORNIA- CYCLING : CLUB •
• . COMPKTINi;.
- ■ To-night— Pel H. F. R. C.. vs. Hansen. C. C. C.
Each visitor daring Wheelmen's Week - baa a
chance to win free a Sterling Special Bicycle. - ■
ANTONIO PEKRI rides down the Chute* every
night. ; yy : ■ • ■' ' ■ ■ '. /■:■■ v.
ADMISSION — to CENT*.
Children, including Merry-tic- Hound Hide. 5 cot.*
, ' ■ Open Dally from 7a. m. Until 11 p. if.
Concert Every Afternoon and 'Evenlnc.
_ General Aanitssiou— 10c, Children aa