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The San Francisco call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, July 14, 1901, Image 10

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many cases bef ore> the Federal ceurt3. ' xa
the Circuit Ceurt of Rhede Island was
recently heard 4 'The United States against
certain, lands • In „ Jamestown," and
"against certain lancia at Boston Necfc.**
These properties were defendants tn con
demnation proceedings, the Government
deslrins their use.
fluty; and another 'Vs.- 1 ea 8 , o f 6
ladies' cape*.". >to.. held on a similar
cnarsre. The Government vs, "1 packaffo
of artificial violet," «l paekapj of How
Perfdmery," "288 cases of Merry Wot Id.
smoking tobacco,"/ "2 packages of early
Tork seed," "14 bales of: wool," "2 pack
ag-es of glassware,'.' "149 school books"
and "34 bales of empty nrraln ba ff s'\ are
cases pending or recently disposed of in
the Federal courts. The United. States
against "1 distillery" la a recent Internal
revenue case, 1
Fife photographs were recently sued in
California, ' 21 in New Jeraoy and "1
lot" In Porto "Rico, All these .pictures
were aeeueed of .' immorality, and were
sentenced to ."destruction ; by flre,"."Ona
gross of immeral articles," recent'defend
ants in a Porto Rlcan case, suffered Ilka
punishment, •. • , ¦_'¦¦'
"Fifty-three boxes, eaeh . eentaining 5
taela of prepared opium,", are held as de->
fendanta in a case now before the Su->
prema Court. In California 130 tins ef
prepared opium were lately sued. These
cases result, ef course, from smuggling,
Areas of land-- appear as defendants in
In New'Jeraey was recently tried a Fed*
eral case "v«, ,1 'trunk containing 3
metal belts, 1 .puffbox and other ar-
/'The United States vs. 488 pairs o(
shoes" is en Important ease now before
the District Court of Porto Rico, The
defendant»*are held for a violation of. the
customs laws, ' , ..
In the Federal Supreme Court Is pend
ing the case of "The United States vs.
certain vessels painted white," held for
violating the law forbidding the importn
tion oZ f reworks Into Alaska. A similar
case, "vs. one certain vessel painted light
drab," was lately; decided against the de
fendant, and she was sentenced 'to "for
feiture and sale." But .when Uncle Sam
came , to carry out the decree of tho
court he found that she had escaped from
the custody of the authorities. Tha Gov
ernment has sued numerous schoonere,
tugs, steamboats and other water craft
in recent years. Cases in whloh a
schooner and a . tug are * held as defend
ants ore pending In the Supreme Court, i
UNCLE SAM IS BUSY WITH FREAK SUITS.
cult Court of the Eastern District of
Michigan. The .'defendant when produced
before the dignified tribunal remonstrat
ed so loudly that the spectators saw fit
to clear the court and take to the frssh
ulr cf heaven. The .record shows that
the honorable court sentenced the : da-,
fendant to "condemnation and destruc
tion." . . '
*Th« United States vs. *J728 pounds
adulterated nenfetidu" woa a sensational
case which lately called forth an elo
quent and profound opinion from the Cir-
Misbehaving cattle have troubled Uncle
Sam to a serious degree of late. He has
arrested and tried no less than 10£3 within
the past two years. They were all accused
of coming, into the country in violation
of the quarantine laws. In these cases
it was deemed. Impracticable to. commit
the defendants to Jail, like common hu
man offenders, or . to lock them up in
the Marshal's *safe, as the diamond rings
were treated. The Government had to
hire a pen. wherein they could be kept
under constant surveillance and out of
the way of the enterprising Journalistic
tnterx'iowers. There being no docks in
the courts to suitably accommodate them,
they were denied an ear In their own
trials, and had to Intrust their cases en
tirely to thoir counsel. , Tha greater num
ber were found gruilty and sentence 1 to
iiais uttCiir the hammer.
united States vs. 1 diamond and pearl
brooch, with pendant. 1 pair diamond
and pearl earrings and 1 diamond brooch"
was the title of a case which lately went
against the aforesaid Jewels 'in the Dis
trict Court of New Jersey. They were
held guilty of allowing themselves to be
smuggled; and were sent down to the
auctioneer. • ¦
UNCL^J SAM Is busy. Just now.
prosecuting numerous freak suits
against Inanimate things and
dumb animals. These helpless
law-breakers are held as defendants, Just
as though they were human beings.
They are Imprisoned in the custody of
the court, and lawyers eloquently recite
their misdeeds, for they are offenders in
the unsparing eyes of the law.
"The United States vs. . 14 diamond
ring*" Is the title of the case which will
decide the status of the Philippine Isl
ands. It Is pending before the Supreme
Court of the United States. The mis
deeds of these rings are so serious, and
the case against them. I« so complicated,
that the most dignified Judicial body of
the land has decided that It must scratch
Its wise head over them during Its sum
mer vacation.
Uncle Saiu made a snug fortune by su
ing fifteen packages cf diamonds Ennig
'g-Jed last Jur;e through Niagara. A ivvr
days ago the Federal court of the West
ern New Tork District sentenced them to
be sold. Thirty-one tnousand dollars was
poured Into the treasury as the result
of this auction. Uncle Sam lately sued
"581 diamonds, cut, etc.," susoected. * of
having been smuggled Into Michigan, but
the District Court dismissed the ca*e,
and they were liberated from t)m .cua
tody of the United States Marshal. "The
This work is one which appeals r\
strongly to womanhood that cold indeed
would be the heart which could resist its
Influence. To strike the harmonious chord
in these childish natures may not always
be readily or successfully accomplished,
but when found and the responsive tones
ring clear and true, all disappointments of
the past are forgotten, dormant energies
awaken and no effort seems too great
that will aid in fostering and caring for
these helpless little ones.
dr.en or Episcopalians. NertKeTlff^TWt «w.
Any child who really needs a home may
conie to us and be given the best in the
house.
It is true, however, that the daily serv
ices in the chapel are those of the Episco
pal church, but the gold medal which
• Bishop Nichols confers upon the girl
whose record for good conduct has been
the highest during the past year is given
irrespective of anything but conduct.
believed the prophecy could have neen
fulfilled in 80 short a time.
Prior to August,' 1SS9, the work was as
sociated with the "Armitage Orphanage"
at Ban Mateo.
Finding the house inadequate for the
rapidly increasing numbers, it was de
cided to separate the orphanages, -which
were already separate incorporations, and
on August 10, 1SS9, with thirteen girls this
Institution began its career at 570 Harri
son street. San Francisco.
It took Just nine years to build our new
home, which is located at Lake street and
Seventh avenue, but the place represents
a. paid up capital of $60,000 and there is no
home of Its kind that surpasses it In the
city.
Being an Episcopalian home, the insti
tution has a chapel, and it is truly a
beautiful one. About $1500 has been
given to the chapel in memorials, which
could not help but make it more attrac
tive. Things. which we never could have
hoped to have had— for instance, a solid
silver baptismal bowl and two very hand
some brass altar vases — have been gen
erously and lovingly given.
The home has been furnished with an
eye for comfort and durability, for It is
the borne of 115 orphans, half-orphans and
forsaken girls. Children are taken in
when they are two years old and in
urgent cases a little younger, and are kept
there until they are 15. When it is time
for them to leave the home the discharge
committee usually knows of some church
family who will take them in. Many
times they are adopted outright, and, for
tunately, there seem to oe many philan
thropic families left.
During- the eleven or twelve years they
are taught as well as our limited means
•will permit. Every afternoon upon the
close of the public school, which ail the
larger girls attend, most of them may bo
found mending, darning or learning- to cut
out garments under the tutelage of a
careful instructress. A few hours later,
when the evening meal has been heartily
consumed. many nimble fingers quickly
restore order in the immense dining room
under the guidance of a watchful house
keeper.
People have two wrong- impressions of
the Maria Kip Orphanage. They think
because we- have an imposing building
that we are a rich institution. That is not
so. They also think we take only the chil-
Dr. Worth makes visits to our home to
see thai all is well. At the first intima
tion of trouble the child is bundled off to
the sick ward, where a trained nurse and
the doctor rout the enemy. Once in a
while the whole household comes down
with measles or whopping cough, but they
are babies' diseases and are very seldom
severe.
There are only two men about our Im
mense building. One does all the washing.
We have a steam laundry, but even then
it keeps him. busy all the time." The other
, one keeps the lawn in good order and
sees that the windows are clean, also the
steps.
The Mary A. Crocker Trust has given
550 monthly, quietly and un.>_eentatiously,
for the past six years, and It Is one of our
mainstays.
The expenses -of the house are paid by
donations from various firms, churches,
people and from the State. What we want
is an assured income, be it great or small.
To depend upon the spasmodic generosity
of the public is, to say the least, an un
businesslike way of conducting- any enter
prise. "We want our membership increas.
ed. The fee is $3 annually, but even that
small amount counts up.
Perhaps one reason why the girls gret
along- so famously is that only-experi
enced, able churchwomen are employed.
The work runs along: harmoniously, as
all are heart and soul in the cause. Thl*
method, -which has been so successful, is
a great strain upon the Orphanage, and
it is nip and tuck to keep all things run
ning-.
The girls are also taught to cook, notn
lng the least bit fancy, but plalr whole-
Bome food. Some of the ~*rls can make
bread as -well as any first class baker In
town. In the mornings they are taught
to maku beds and to care for dormitories.'
as well as the details of nursery life.
They have plenty of practical experience,
and it is astonishing how quickly and
easily they learn-
Next week will appear an article
by the secretary of the California
Girls' Training Home on the condi
tion of that charity and the good it
has accomplished.
•T AD a gifted peeress, as. In the flay*
I \ of old, foretold on our natal day
I I a short eleven years age- the won-
derful prosperity In store for this
orphanage I doubt if any of ua,
who are naturally optimistic, would hav«
The present interesting paper on
the Maria Kip Orphanage is by Anna
Spain "Woodward, the secretary of
that organization. ¦•/''.
Coming from such sources of au
thority they cannot fail to awaken
interest among the many readers who
know, in. a general way, that good
work is being done, yet lack specific
information as to how, where and
by whom.
THIS is the third of a series of
articles being published by T*kj
Sunday Call In the interest of
charity as exemplified by those char
itable institutions of San Francisco
controlled by •women... _.'-_*' j"
These papers • are written by tha
officials of the different organiza
tions and therefore can be relied
upon as accurate in detail.
THE SUNDAY CAI/L.
10
MARIA KIP ORPHANAGE
AND ITS WORK

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