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Theatrical Business Getting IJnck
to Its Accustomed
TEE EMOTIONAL DRAMA.
Miss Clara Morris at tlie Baldwin.
" The Stowaway " — Hermann's
New Transatlantiques— A Week
of Concerts—" The Magistrate "
Still on the Bench— A Musical
Fete — De Vivo Incensed—Cleve
land's Minstrels— The Buzz-
Saw— At the Players' Club.
There have been so many light entertain
ment* at the various theaters of late that it
Is with more than usual pleasure we note the
appearance of Clara Morris at the Baldwin
next week. When the perspective of time
shall have made possible accurate estimates
of those who are in ami of the life of
today, there can be little doubt thai Clara
Morris will be accounted the greatest hi:-
tronic g'-nius among actresses that America
has ever produced. The era of stage
trickery, Worth costumes, mechanical ef
fects and gorgeous scenic appliances have so
monopolized the stage that native hiitricnic
genius has been lost sight of. It is, there
fore, with a feeling of relief that we chronicle
the appearance of Clara Morris aim bespeak
for her a welcome befitting the exalted
position she occupies in the theatrical world.
TUX FIRST WEEK
Will be devoted to a repertoire of plays,
in which, by her splendid power, she lias
come to be recognized as the peer of any liv
ing actress. Monday night she will appear
iv her matchless rendition of Dumas' mas
terpiece, "Camille." Wednesday night and
Saturday matinee "Camille" will also be
given. On Tuesday and Friday nights her
great Eastern success, "Miss Multon," will
be given, and on Thursday and Saturday
nights "Keuee de Moray." The second week
of Miss Morris' engagement will be devoted
to a production of Sardou's great play,
"Odette," for which piece Manager Edwin
Trice has secured the exclusive American
Has always been a great favorite in San
Francisco, and her many admirers will be.
pleased to learn thiit her nprearance at this
time will be characterized by renewed, in
fact completely restored, health. For many
I years she has not enjoyed such health as
the is now possessed of, and her perform
ances are given with a spirit and force they
did not possess before. It is not necessary
to speak at length uron Miss Morris' pro
trayal of lie characters in which she ap
pears the first week. They have all been
.-tin, and will never be forgotten. In fact
can be seen again and again, so splendid are
they in the hands cf this vei>atile interpre
ter of emotions. A very large den.and for
1 served seats points to assured success
tor the Morris reason at the Baldwin.
I THE Three Concert*.
THE BECKIIUISEX MSTEIH.
The taste lor amusen during the week
lias been strongly mani;eited in the direc
tion of music, and there is an irrepressible
desire to be heard by the young pupils our
scores of music-masters are launching upon
the public, with that scanty knowledge of
the art generally the result of limited
means. It costs from seven thousand to
ten tin usaud dollars to procure a thorough
musical education in Europe. Messrs. Beel
and Landsberger, who have recently de-
I ployed on our local concert stage, spent
nearly these sums in pn. curing the knowl
edge of music they possess. TJnIPM there
fore there is a genius "superior to educa
tion" the ' locally instructed pupil must
necessarily lie at a disadvantage when
compared with one who has enjoyed
the privilege of European tuition and
experience. We may add there appears
Ito be a good deal of this "genius"
in the girl, Madclaiue Becklmisen, judging
by the way she performed WieniawskPa
"Legende" at the conceit given for the sis
ters' benefit at Steinway Hull on Thursday
evening last. The youna performer lias re
- ceived a fair measure of education from Pro
fessor Charles Goffrie, but it is evident from
her method jn the "L^'geude" as well as De
iserioi's "Seventh Air" that she is a more
than an ordinarily apt pupil. At the same
concert M me. .S-uiderini sung very effectively
two German numbers— "Figaro's Hoeiizell
(Mozart; and "Hose wie bistdu so reizend"
(.Spohr). Mrs. Bitchelder interpreted the
Handel aria, "lie Was Despised, and Ilerr
Zimmerman was in line voice. Professor
Gotfrie, .big. S. Martinez and Dr. A. llcgens
btiger— i<iano and 'cello, respectively
— ;tdae<i much to tae enjoyment of the even
passiohe's "album or songs."
Irving Hall was crowded on Friday night
to enjoy the original compositions of Mr.
11. B. l'asmore. He had a fair company of
singers to give them effect — Sir. Alired
Wilkie, Miss Anna Woods, Miss Ellen At
kin* and a new m.'in, Mr. Harry K. lieeve3.
The iault of Mr. Pasmore's work is that he
"cannot get away from himself," so to speak,
and each composition, no matter What the
theme, bears just enough resemblance toi
the other to inspire a feelins of monotony.
A pait song, "Gay Little Birds," by sonic
of the composer's pupils, opened the pro
gramme and was followed by Mr. Alfred
Wilkie. with I^ongfellow's serenade, "Stars
oi a bummer Night," poetic in libretto, to
which Mr. Pasinore has given a consistent
musical idea. Wilkie made himself at tiome
- with tilts audience in this serenade, by
his delicate phrasing, and was recalled and
encored. Jle afterward sang "Still Barred
the Doors" and "At First Sight," a <iu-t
with Miss Elks Atkim. The new barytone,
Mr. Harry E. Beeves, has a strong organ,
as .shown* in his rendering of "A Bridal
March," and also the " Sea Song," but it Is
not rich in quality. Miss Anna Woods seems
to be a coming soprano. She has a. fine
stage presence and a fresh, flexible voice,
even though heard In the odd selection for
a lady of a tally-ho or hunting song, which
J!i-.'\es might nave handled to more advan
ta-'e. Miss Woods will sing at the next Lor
ing concert. Miss Ellen Atkins .-ang a
group of arias with neat effect, and the in
strumentation by Mr. Brandt and Miss Ada
Weigel, especially Beethoven's Kreutzur
bouuta, was all that could be desired.
Till. SECOXD MUSICAI.K,
Under the management of F. A. Lud(« ici,
took place at Stein way Hall the same even
ing, and as in the cast* of the first drew a
fashionable assemblage. The programme
was better selected than for the initial af
fair, mid the performance much superior.
One advantage was the presence, of Mrs.
Caruiichael-Carr as accompanist Mrs. Car
rie Millzner-llamilton reappeaied as the vo
calist and sang with much of her former ex
pression an aria from Mozart's "il lie Pas
tori" (violin oblig ao by Mr. SiginuuU Beel),
and the Fauing song, "Something Sweet to
Tell You." There was jnst » suspicion 01
Inmnli»aiiwim noticeabla in this sweet sing
er's voice that was not there before. « Mr. J.
C Hughes, basso, sang Shields' "The Wolf"
for Sliubert's "By the Sea," originally pro
grammed, but was not happy in its execu
tion. The instrnmental Dumber of the even
ins was the I'ubinsteln quartet, by the
Meethovens, but nearly equal in merit was
the duet for two pianos— "Variations on a •
Theins From Beethoven"— by Mrs. , Car- ■
mk-liEel-Ciirr and' Miss Amy Gell. With
su.-l' piani-tes and such a piano the condi
tions fitted so completely that the result was
"The HurElar Illlrel inc."
"The Stowaway," a melodrama that has
been enormous y successful on In.th sides of
the Atlantic, and which achieved great local
popularity on the occasion of it* presen
tation a- the California Theater a year ago,
returns to the "handsomest theater In the
world" to-morrow nighi for a fortnight's
stay. Unusual ; reparation- have been made
for Hip event, and a production of surpassing
scenic be .uty and rare dramatic strength is
assured. "The Stowaway" is accounted not
only the most unique and realistic of modern
melodramas, but the must profitable. It has
made a furtuue f it its author, To;u Craven,
the Enelish actor mid playwright, and id
ready it ha 3 largely enriched its American
1^ .. J^~jmhs^==*f i^&^e£s£&!l >^i *^L: -JJts+t
•Vie and mtrpritlng i/acht tune.
management. The large advance sale indi
cates thnt Its approaching engagement at
the California will be a repetition of Its old
" THE stowaway"
Abounds with powerful and ingeniously con
ceived situations, the dialogue is bright and
epigrammatic and its climaxes are thrilling
to an unusual decree. Pathos and humor
are happily blended, and the comedy ele
ment stands out prominently. Sconically,
the production ranks high. Ova scene rep
resents a London street by moonlight; an
other shows a full-rigged yaclit at sea, with
m moving panorama iv its wake, exhibiting
the gradual fading away of the land. The
action of one entire act occurs on the deck of
the yacht. A third scene illustrates the ex
terior of a lovely country residence.
Is interpreted by a eompnny of well-known
r.ctor>, including Mark Lynch, Walter Ed
ward?, Hnrrj Booker, R. J. Move. William
McVay, Jo Paip Smith, Maud Edna Hall,
Libbie Ki'rke, Madge Carr and Margaret
/ / lift w***--
Crarr in ■ " •
Ri.bir.snn. In the course of the second net I
the noted ex-cracksmen "Spike" Hennes
sey and "Kid" .McCoy, dispel the illusion
tbat safes are burplar-proof by " blowing" :
an iron cash receptacle in the highest styleof
the "shndy"«rt. Tliis highly colored inci
dent, of course, reiepat<s to oblivion the
puny sensationalism of the tank-drama.
Has made such a decided bit at the Alcazar
that it will be continued for another week.
The cast having the piece in hand seem to
play their respective parts con amore.
"Pique," another of Augustln Daly's plays,
was put up to follow Pintiro'a comedy, hut it
has been withdrawn from rehearsal in favor
oi "7-20-8," also a Dal.vism. but which the
management, aft-r th» company's experi
ence with "The. Magistrate," concluded was
more in their way. Daly's plays appear to
be a furtuuatc strike for this theater.
A Great slum at Hi.- ISoah.
Professor Hermann's new Transatlan
tiijues, comprising thirty members, will arrive
this morning by special train over the Central j
l'aritic. '] he entire train w ill be photographed
on its arrival. To-morrow evening the com
pany will appear at the IJusli-street 'I heater.
The perform is said to be tragedy, com
edy, larce, pantomime, opera and burlesque,
all rolled into re. It is the second annual
tour of the company nnd the present member
ship are in point of talent far superior to
those who composed the organization on its
first tour. A few of the leading attractions
may be mentioned: M»cama and Taicro, the
transforms! 'on equilibrists, give the only
exhibition of their kind in the world.
Every article that is juggled is trans
formed into something <r other, and at
the completion of their act the
entire stage i* beautifully decorated with
objects that have hern transformed. The
Alexandras Brothers, famous European
musical i xeentriciqtHf, have i>"en expressly
imported for tin- California tour. They
joined the ronipar.y at Denver last week,
and are said to have made mi instantaneous
hit. Josephine Hnnlev, the English vocal
ist and dansuesp, is said to be the only dan
cer on the vaudeville stage who can sing a
ballad correctly mid with the effect of a con
eertist. Georgo Halloway, the originator
and inventor. of the perpendicular unsnp
ported ladder, gives a marvelous perform
ance with tin- aid of beautiful scenic effects.
The famous Glinseretli troupe, five, in num
ber, the royal acrobats, are the only gym
nasts who have ever appeared before her
Royal Highness Queen Victoria at Windsor
Minn Vl' I. -.11- der oh,'.
Celebrated as b piano soloist, will give her
first recital in this city on Tuesday evening,
November lSih, playing Schumann's "Car
nival," opus 0, ;in its entirety, for the first
tiiue in San Krancisco. She will also give
another novelty in this latitude st the or
chestral matinee, .November 20th— Liszt's
"Don Juan" fantasie. Miss am der Obe is
a sort of lioiine among musical circles in
the Eastern States.
Concert and Tableaux tl'Art.
• Miss Miriam C. Jehu announces a grand
concert and tableaux dArt at Irving Hall
on Monday evening, November 17th, ;in
which she will be assisted by some of our
best local talent, includine Mrs. .1. T. Gray
(Dee Alice Waltz), late of New York, who
possesses a pure soprano voice of remark
able strength . and < sweetness. - It will bo
Mrs. Gray's first appearance before a San
TTTE MORNING CALL, SAN FRANCTSCCX SUNDAY. NOVEMBER 9. 1890-SIXTEEN PAGES.
Francisco public, »nd as she cnme3 well
recommended by Eastern experts, some
curiosity to hear the lady is ft- II by our local
• musicians. On this occasion Mr. r Edward
Wise will also Bjtike lib first appearance in
concert. MiiS Jehu's class in dramatic
action will give tableaux front Shakespeare,
Longfellow, Sci'lt, the i'AMe and Mytholog
ical Legends. The young ladies will be at
tirt-U a la Grcc, and brilliantly colored cal
cium lights will height' n tlie beauty of the
classical and other scenes in which they
Tim Grent liberal I Kami*
1"1 1 i 3 famuli* organization of ■ musicians
has been the talk of the town since its
arrival at the Hush-street, where it con
cludes a too brief season this (Sunlay) even
ing by giving the following piograuime:
1. Overture, "Tannliauser" (by request; Wagner
2. "i i|i, How himlls" .' Boetlioveu
3. ■•Itcfuge." Grand tactile; of liospel hyiniis..
" r.r;i;lj:iy (itraius uur liiinuer," " Iteautiful
Valley or Eden." "Tno Home Over There,"
11 1' ass Me Not," "One Sweetly Solemn
Thought," "Triumph Jiy and By,™ "Befoge,"
"To the Work," •'* ifitl Net Ci» "Irtni'lalitiii,"
••Tell Me the Old.Old Mory," "W hat a I rliml
Wi Hare In Jesus," "Whiter Thai: Snow."
i. Soprano solo
5. overture, "Raymond" Thomas
6. Grind selection from "Subat Mater" Kvsslnl
7. Comet solo, lord, BaTe Mercy" Btradell«
8. Reminiscences from all nations Godfrey
lnrlihliiit: the tiiilon lug melodies:
England— " The Heart* of tut." Germany—
serenade by Schubert ami "Vraoht am
lthi-ln." Ireland— "St. l'ntrlck Was a Gentle
man" and " St. Patrick's Day." Austria—
"The Hymn." ''Hungarian March " France —
"1 he Marseillaise." lcussla— Hymn."
America— "Yankee Doodle," with variations.
Scotland—" Aul'l liubm Gray* ami " The
linrb ot Old Gaul." Spam— "The Caenuca."
Italy— "tiarib.iMl'd Hymn." Turkey, "Marcao
Imperials." Closing with the " Star Span
I ►.- Vivo liicci.'Siml.
With blood in one eye and lire in the other,
says the American Musician of November
Ist, lion Diepo fie Vivo came down from
the oflice on Wednesday afternoon. The
Don was in a condition of suppressed ex
citement lie wanted to know why we had
said In- was a "inu3icnl corpse-reviver," why
we had said that bis last prinia donna, Al
haiza, had been fifty years, and his friend,
i-Vrranti. one hundred years before the pub
lic. Said the Dun : "You 'aye yuurzef dis
interr Ferranti! 1 'ad my own company. 1
did not want Ferranti. lie came to me, show
me your paper with that great article on
him, and ben me to let him sing-a one?
more! An' now Ferranti lie go nun' up'
.-ay 1 go "li my bended knee au' with tear in
my eye implore him to sing! Ueiu' what
you dink ol dat?"
I tried to explain to the angry Don that
we bad written a kindly article about the
veteran buffo so as to givejbini some help to
Eel pupils and not with any idea of reiuiio
durini: him to the public as a singer. But
the Don would not bo appeased, and, as lie
Blared through bis Bpeitacies, shouted:
"You an' ail the critic 'aye not treat Mine.
Alhaiza with fairness. The woman was
sick when she sing. If I 'aye known the
morning she is sick 1 no let her slug if it
cost-a me thousand dollar." 1 did not re
mind the Don that he made precisely the
same excuse, When Di Murska sans last
(and fur the last time in her life) at Cuicker
"Alliaiza," the Don cmitinued, "is like
all those high singer. The medium of the
voice is no good. 1 'aye bear Marimou,
Gerstcr, all. They 'aye no medium."
I ventured the opinion Hint any voice with
a medium register that is "no good" was
lot it musical voice lit all, .is the medium
register was the wry foundation of every
singing voice, and then the. Don and 1 got
into a heated discussion in which 1 asserted
Hint it would be more to the Don's credit if
be brought out some talented young Ameri
can artists than to try and foist upon the
public a singer who had long ago been
"l'assee!" screamed the Don. "That is
libel on Mine. Aibaiza. 'Ere Is her picture;
do you call-a that i;assee? My heaven, she
is inly 42! Is that passee? Do you call all
great artists'who sing to-day an' are over 40
passee? An' where are your American
I named AUwiii. Kellogg, Ilauck, Thursoy,
Miss Huntingdon, Miss Van Zamlt, -Miss
Eamea, Miss Treacv, Zelie do Lussan,
Emma Juch, Marie Engel and others.
"Now." said I, you have lived for
nearly twenty years in this country. If you
■re such a great impresario why did you not
take ui> one if these? Within your time
they all went to Europe and made successes.
Most of tliein made successes here, before
they started nl-rond, and most of them re
turned here and gained glory and many dol
" They were all no good til! they 'aye a
European reputation," gasped the Dun.
■' 'Owever, 1 only came to make a friendly
call to 'splain to you why I do not think you
were just to Mme. Alhaiza, an' I don't want
to 'aye no fight with the newspaper. You
fee, lie newspaper he 'aye a 'iiimred tongue
an' l only 'aye one." And with that the
Don bowed himself out with all the grace
of a Chesterfield.
A M natul Fete
For the benefit of the Women's Educational
and Industrial Union will take place on the
loth and lit h of December at Odd Fellows'
Hall. Musical swnas of different nation",
for winch a largo number of well-known
musicians nave been engaged, will be given.
.Miss Auld will lake part in the "Swedish
Wedding" «cenn and also in the Kussiau.
Mr. Alfred Wilkie, the silver-voiced tenor,
will sing a new and pretty serenade in the
Venetian scene, which will be followed by a
duet with a well-known contralto, accom
panied by mandolins. Oilier scenes —
can, German, Spanish, Russian, French and
Egyptian— to be very elaborate.
Mr" W. Krelitig has kindly offered the
use of the Tivoli wardrobe and scenery.
Mr. K. A. Lucehesi lias couiiosrd ex
pressly for the occasion a piece called
" Tlie'Vivandieres." It is a Rataplan and
a Uiamphal march which will be suns by
sixteen joiing ladies dressed as vivandieres
of all nations, accompanied by strings,
pianoforte, trumpets and drums. The ladies
belcnging to the musical club Las Doce
have kindly volunteered their services.
Messrs. Aiillt-ga, A. li'ack, liitzau, Heine,
Ueyinan, Noah Brandt and Siguor Martini/,
are among the pioininent musicians who
will assist with their talent.
A MliiHirrl Monopolist.
W. S. Cleveland, the minstrel magnate,
lias promised us something good in the
minstrel line, and as he seems to have a
monopoly of the best talent, it looks favor
able fur Ins proposed searon at the Bush
street Theater, commencing Monday, the
24th ins;. The Colossal Colored Minstrels
contains a large number of original special
ties. The Toreador first pal t is loiuetbiug
new and is a derided departure from the old
style, and the Feast of the Voodoos strves
to break the monotony common to most
minstrel performances. Tom Mclntt'sh,
who was last seen here with Uallender'a
Minstrels at the Baldwin, is one of the two
principal comedians. DocSayle, the other,
is gifted with it ni'Hith emi-vlly as extensive
as the celebrated Tom's. Both are good
comedians, and the company is an excellent
ono all through.
Charles Meyer, manager of ttis popular
place of amusement, lias engaged the wrest-,
lers Evan Lewis and Tom ilcluerny, who
will appear each evening this week in a mus
cular contest to ho referred by Parson Da
vies. ' This will be Lewis' last appearance
prior to his great match 'with Joe Acton.
Besides the wrestling attraction there is a
list of special novelties "too numerous to
enumerate," as au auctioneer of notions
Has finned a contract with M. Julius Izet
St Petersburg, through the office of M. D.
Mayer, for twelve appearances in Russia
three of which are to be in opera and three
At concert! m St. Petersburg, and three in
opera and three at concerts at Moscow. .She
opens her Russian tour in January of next
year, and it will extend over that month an. I
February. Adelinu Patti will receive for
these twelve performances the enormous
mm of 12,000 guineas, as well as traveling
expenses for herself and suite, in addition
to which the Russian railway companies
will place a special train at her service.
In a letter Co a friend in New York, Patti
denies, under her own signature, that she
intends to return to the United Males.
The Music Contest.
With the opening of the dramatic season
at the Baldwin Theater, the music contest,
in which our local composers as well as the
public have, taken such a great and active
interest, will be continued. As but six num
bers are yet to be played the name of the
composer and composition receiving the prize
will no doubt be made public by November
SOth through the columns of the Cam,.
The compositions yet to be played are:
Entr a*:t, "Lucy Martiriot"..........Hicuard Wllmot
Sons, "Maggie Uraeine" Florence Easterly
March. .....Jennie ISeasey
Mazurka A. F. .Julian useii
Song, witliuut words .............Florence lubin .
I'olka 1 1 a' l en l>i lie
The first two named will tiave their turn
next week. _____ . '■ '
At Ilia riayari' Club.
Mr. If. 11. iiosworth, organist, of this
city, who is now on ; a visit to New York,
semis the following memoranda of his call
at the central point of dramatic interest in
The Players, )
10 Gramkhcv Park, Oct. 31. |
lily Dear ; Perhaps : you will be
pleased to receive a note from me here. -. I
am reminded : of you by very charming sur
rounding?, so entirely devoted 1 . to : reminis
cences ai:d suggestions of the drama and
those eminent in its culture.
This is i he Pome of its greatest repre
sentative— Edwin Booth. Here lie is often
to be met iii the most delightfully familiar
manner. It has been my good fortune to t
dine with him tete-a-tete mid enjoy his un
interrupted society lor throe charming hours
at a time. When I came in thin morning I
found him aloue hy the fir .side reading the
papers, and was hospitably entertained for
nearly an hour, during which time he told
me all about the breakdown he met with in
Rochester, when, poor Barrett was fright
ened into pronouncing bis professional obit
BOOTH GOES OUT
For another season with Barrett next Sun
day, he telU me. Ho has just gone to his
room to dress for lunch, and I am left alone
in this delightful nook, upon which a
life-size portrait of its benefactor looks
down from the mantel over the fire-place.
I The bouse is not, us many suppose, the one
: formerly occupwd by Samuel J. Tilden.
His name is still upon the door of No. 18,
next to this. Mr. Booth bought this house
and gave an architect, the son of Richard
Grant White, by the way, carte blanche to
remodel it, and the result leaves nothing to
be desired, though, as .the owner told ire,
with a grim smile, the cost ran a little be
yond his expectations. The club Is used
rather at night. People begin to come in
toward dinner time tud chat. The dining
room at the back of th« first floor, which is
all fpfii from front to rear, contains a large
central table and little ones around the bor
der. The meals are ordered ala carte. The
library is upstairs and is extremely rich in
theatrical lore, containing upward of tiOOO
volumes, I'm told.
THE WALLS ARE CBOIVIIKD
With portraits and pictures, busts and me
dallions. Two large steel sites on either
side of the entrance to the dining-room con
tain priceless relies like the ring of Garrirk,
William Warren's pipe and many other liKe
mementoes. The steel doors Hie open, but
n plaie-gla-s discloses and protects tlie
treasures. On Saturday evening a larger
number gather to devote the time to social
and convivial enjoyment. La«t week I met
Uooth, Florence, Jefferson, Drew, Crane
ami many other noted Thespians here, be
sides Brandon. Mathews ami other play
wrights, tOE«tbet with gentlemen of dis
tinction in other departments. Grover
Cleveland, a newly elected member, was
conspicuous also, and seemed to enjoy his
new found distraction. v. m. B.
The nu»:-6>w EflVct.
A writer in the Sew York Dramatic Mir
ror says : Joseph Arthur is being deluged
with letters whose writers claim to have
thought of the buzz-saw effect before it was
utilized in "Blue Jeans." That is not a
novel experience for the author or manager
who makes a hit in a new direction. It is
not at all likely that the indignant buzz-saw
claim nits will give Mr. Aiu.ur serious
trouble. On the contrary, if they attempt to
make capital out of his success by Infring
ing his rights he will promptly stretch forth
the restraining arm of tne law. I have seen
the origin il design of the buzz-saw mechan
ism, which is probably the most complete
and ingenious invention ever devised for a
dramatic purpose. It is covered fully by
WHAT ALEXIS COXLT SAYS.
Dramatic Editor CuU— Dear Sir: I
noticed an item in Sunday's Call referring
to " Andre Gautier." The author lias placed
tlie entire matter in the hands of Mr. Lacy
of "The Still Alarm." Mr. Lacy has a suit
impending against Mr. Joseph Arthur and
will arrive in New York on the 20th of this
month. At the same time Mr. Lacy will
take steps to enjoin the "Buzz-saw" scene
in "Blue Jeans," as the gentleman is
empowered with legal rights to act as my
representative in New York. "Andre
Gautier" has caused unbounded interest in
New York and therefore much curiosity is
felt as to the final result.
Alexis Cohxt, 539 Market street
Wnrde on I'lBT-Acilnir.
"My interpretation of Macbeth," said
Mr. Frederick Warde to one of the, staff of
the Atlanta Constitution tho other day,
"has no startling innovations as far as the
text or spirit of the intrigue goes. In fact,
this play will not admit of readjusting; that
would be a mutilation and unjustified repre
sentation of Shakespeare's original drama.
Of course, I accept the o!d traditional ver-
Mon of the Macbeth— a vigorous and ambi
tious hero who is morally a coward. As to
my stellar importance in the drama, I would
express myself, as advocating an artistic en
semble, entire artistic grasp of the play,
rather than allowing the whole to become
a setting for one or two brilliant roles. it
may be true that the main actors create a
realm of art which is quite apart from the
general support iv the scale of merit, but, as
artists, we must aim to make a play one
unified effort— a complete conception of the
whole as a work of tlie poet or play wrijjhU"
"OF CERTAIN ACTOKS,"
He continued, "it inav bo *aid that they al
low themselves to be shabbily supported,
sometimes for tho setting-off ot the"stars,'
or often tor the managerial na n. At any
r«te such an uncongenial east can hardly
present nn excellent i-nsemble. Again, some
great actors become indifferent to the nature
of their support. Years of struggling, of
lighting their way to public favor, and the
following years of brilliant success anil uni
versal popularity make them prone to indif
fen nee to public clamor, and even to th«
demands of their ait. They have reached
the acme in the sense of popularity and
widespread esteem — can gain but little
more by a continued effort m uphold old
standards, and the public readily overlooks
tittle digressions and even the matter of
poor support in it* coble recognition of
SPEAKING OF MODEKN TENDENCIES,
He said: "Yes. it does seem that the critics
are alarmed over the general invasion of the
American Stage by the lighter class of plays.
But. alter all, there is a good deal of non
sense in that outcry. It just happens that
at this moment there is hardly a play
of a very serious nature in the New York
theaters. However, the public holds its ap
probation for consummate artists and few of
the good actors play to empty houses. The
manager's business is to present a piece
which will amuse and bo a substantial In
crease of the universal stock of pleasure,
but i see no reason for condemning the stage
because its functions do not conform through
out to the highest standard. Art will cure
its own diseases, and the drama will have
its nourishing periods in the future as it had
in the past. I must confess that
BEIKG AN ENGLISHMAN
And reared under the eye Of English actors
my conception of Shakespeare's plays is
after the English methods of criticism.
Here in America 1 present my English ver
sii us of Shakespeare's characters with the
feeling that I am still appealing to English
audiences. This is a matter of no great
significance on the whole, nnd yet something
which would readily be noticed by the keen
observer. It is certainly true that our thea
ters in America do not present the thorough
excellence in crasp of the ensemble as exists
to-day in Europe. But that will come indue
I time. The the.iler to Americans is a pas
time and not the sphere for that high order
of amateur tasting and digesting of artistic
principles as in Paris or London. The latter
city is very ca-y on dramatists, although
more outspoken in dislike* and favor than
American critics. All in till, to be candid,
the American stage is developing some good
men and good intentions, and it is destined
to In- a prominent factor in iho history of
Prraonul mid Oilier Jotting:*
"The Mikado" will bo continued at the
Tivoli until further notice.
Miss Liliiii Lewis is coming this way with
.." Little Puck" follows "The Stowaway"
at the New California.
Mr. Charles R. Pope, now United States
Consul at Montreal, recently delivered a
lecture before the Goethe Society of New
York on the " Shakespeare-Bacon contro
A concert in aid of the Episcopal Church
Building Fund will be given at Irving Hall,
on Wednesday, November 19th, under the
management of K. Shields- Aslachsen, '. F.
H. S., at. which Mme. To jettl, Miss Susie
Blair, the Misses Florence and Lily Sip
peily, Signors Cippolani and Caboni, Mr. K.
Geddcs and' others will assist The affair
will be under the patronage of leading so- ■
Mr. Walter Leman, the veteran profes
sional, will celebrate the annivorsary of his
eightieth birthday by a dramatic perform- j
ance at Odd Fellows' HalL on ' Monday,
December 21st. Prominent society ladies
have indorsed the movement, and will lend:
material aid to its success. , .
The profits of the "Nero" spectacle at
Niblo's in New York within the next twenty
weeks will reach $100,000. ' Charles E. Locke
is in ft. -. .:•-. ; -\x,: ,««'.w'«^ ,
Mrs. Frank Leslie receives $.100 a lecture,
and those who hare beard her crumble at
the SO cents they paid as the price of admis
There are over 10.000,000 fruit trees in Los
Angeles County, Cal., . one .of the largest
individual farms being owned by Mine.
Moiljeska. • • . •: - - ... : . -:■...
;~- liobert Buchanan's "Sixth Command
ment," lately produced at the Shaf tesbury ,
Theater, London, is a flat failure . and has
been shelved. ■ The play is based on a Rus
sian story, and is guaranteed to be entirely
free from Nihilism, fur coats: and sleighs.
But this "now " play Is not by.: any means
new. It was written two or three years ago,
and was considered so bad • that the- unani
mous verdict of all who read it consigned
the MS. to the W. P. B. : . ; > - '
: Patrice Pitman was the name of the mar
MISCELLANEOUS. __^______^ _.
HI iL *-*~ W nil k B "v 1 tJ'j 3ft A A rSHk 41 feY mwK VM vINb c
Has just received an Immense lino of
(lie latest .novel lies for the holiday
trade. Fine tailoring: at moderate
Perfect (It and best of workmanship
guaranteed. Rules for measure-
ment ami samples of cloth -sent free to
203 Mont-ornery Streel, 72 1 Market,
1110 and 1112 and 1132 Market Street,
ACT XiXKia MtA&IO H
m A WEAK STGMAB9. I
ascts. «st BOXI
■ OF ALL DRUCCiSTS.
ried daughter of the late. Dion Boucicault,
recently deceased in London. The fndy
died in giving birth to v male iuf.mt, who
survives his mother.
Qrorge S. Knlftht, the popular comedian
and bnsband of Sophie Worrull, died in the
Betreat for the lusane on Tuesday, October
281b, aged 45 years. The deceased's real
natno was George Moan, and be last ap
peared in "Over tne Garden WaU."
Manager Al Hayman bus booked the Ger
man Lilliputians for a tour of tlie large cities.
Mine. Cavaliizzi, Miles. Paladino and De
Sortis are tlie three premieres danseuses at
the Empire Music Hall, London.
There is considerable talk in Xcw York
of a benefit pertoi nnmce ro be given in that
city to Mrs. Agnes Robertson Boucicault,
wh" is said to be without means.
Mrs. Leslie Carter, the Chicago divorcee.
is an exceedingly graceful aud beautiful
woman, with fnnsomn manners aud fascina
ting individuality. She is rather deliberate
of movement and speech: has no quick,
startling, stagy gestures or Doses, and
possesses that sweetest thiug in woman— a
low, rich voice, to which it is a pleasure to
listen. Her coloring is exquisite. Her hair
is like burnished gold. Her great eyes are
tinged w itu blue and gray lights, and her
complexion is like nn azalea. Mrs. Carter is
being "worked over" for the stage.
Max Freeman, who successfully staged
"Claudius -Nero" at Nihlo's Garden, is now
hailed as the best stage manager in the
country, and infinitely bvtter than those im
ported from the other side, to bring out big
Olga Brandon ha* taken a h. u=e in Lon
don on a three years' lease, and will quietly
settle down there and continue her engage
ment at the Adelphi Theater. This not
withstanding the rumor that she is coming
over to join Mr. Willard.
Helen Dauvray's •"Whirlwind" Compnny
closed its season at Boston November Ist.
In playing Bean Urummell, Kichard Mnm
fip'd imikes his pronunciation conform to
the "usage ot the period," takiDg Walker
as the standard.
The bubband of Miss Sybil Jolinstone,
nctri-ss in the mule, lusides being a devoted
spouse is an industrial worker at the loom,
n ud while his pretty wife paralyzed New
York in •'L'Aflaire "Cleniejieeau,**-he faith
fully kept on weaving his rag carpets with
a calm coifidei.ee horn of love. One of his
shrewd customers on the Bowery caught on
to the fact, and while tb« play was being
done at the Standard, labeled his carpets:
Sl'Ef IALI.Y WOVKN 1!V BTHTL .KillNSTONli's
HI SI! AM) — 1)1 XT LUI'.Al 1 .
Two tickets to see Miss Jolnntone pre
sented to every one buying a carpet
It is thus art and industry walk arm in
Death can have no terrors for William
Terries, the English actor, who was killed
200 times during the run of "The Corslcan
Brothers." In "'1 he Cup" he died over
100 time*; as Mercntio be lias been stabbed
to death 200 times, and as Hamlet he has
frequently met with a violent end. As
Romeo he perished every night for over six
months, and now he is slain nigntly by the
Masters sword in "KavensvtorKl," and he
is ready to rise up and die again for the
amusement of the public.
It is said that Mrs. James G. Blame Jr.
will join tlie Kendal Company at the end of
its New York season. She is now convales
cent and, it is reported, is able to walk with
out the aid of crutches.
The four lions introduced into the spec
tacle if "Claudius Nero," HtNlblo's Harden,
is one of the big sensations of the hour.
They are made to do all sorts of things, and
are treated by their trainer and owner, Mr.
Darling, much like overgrown kittens. The
reason he never whips them is rather curi
ous. "If I uid," said Mr. Darling, "it
couldn't hurt them much, and they would
find out that the crack of the whip, whic.i
they now fear, is a delusion aud a snare, and
amounts to nothing."
EurnpHan Musical Itemi.
Translated from the Uazzetta Mnslcale of Milan.
Verdi's "Otello" had an Immense success
Sophie Mentcr, the greatest planiste of the
day, will won visit America.
Saint-Saena' .. opera "Ascanio" was re
cently given at the Opera in Paris with lim
"Cavalleria Rusticana," byMascagnl, will
be given in Berlin, Amsterdam and Vienna.
Teresa Malten, the great W'ngneriau prima
donna, sang Elsa in "Lohengrin" in Dres
A new concerto for violin and orchestral
accompaniment, said tobecomrosed by Pag
anini. has been discovered in Stockholm.
Not less than sixty concerts (!) are an
nounced for the month of November in Ber
lin. . „ .
Verdi's "Aida" was given for the opening
of the Stadtheatrc in Konigslierg.
Antonette Trebelli, a daughter of the well
knowu contralto, made her debut hi concert
in Amsterdam with much success.
"Joseph," by Mhliul, has been success
fully revived in Dresden.
"La Favorita," with Teresina Singer as
Leonora, obtained a favorable . issue in
"The Little Haydn," by Soffredini, has
been given at Buda Pesth with success.
f> Massenet's new opera, "Le . Mage," will
be given at the Paris Opera this month.
The new opera, -: "Cinderella," by. N. :
Isonard, will be soon given in Munich. ■-* ' • ■
The De Reske brothers aud Mme. Melba
have been engaged for the Italian season of
era in St. Petersburg. V • ;'- -V - , : ;
"Tannhauser" will soon be given at the
Coyent Garden in London, with Albani,
.Maurel and Sofia Karogli, the latter a very
line contralto. ' - ' , -
: The Court Theater of Weimar will cele
brate the one hundredth anniversary of its
existence. ' - ' ' .
A congress will shortly convene in London
for the protection of literary and artistic
property. • ' ■ " :■..,. r , ;
• ■ Signor Viannesi, • tho conductor at ■ the
Opera in Paris, will not be allowed to resign.
k, " Mandillo," a new opera by G. Glannetti,
will be. shortly presented at the Bellini
Theater in Naples. .--;■' ■ -. .. ... -
- The season of opera in Bayreuth will con
tain twenty performances : ten of "Partisal,"
seven of "Tannliauser" and three of "Tris
tan and Isolde." ' ■■". ■-■•-:..'
"Count Ory," by Rossini, v has been the
drawing card at the National- Theater in
Koine. Rossini's "Matildedi Shabran," an
other of those difficult operas to sing, will
also be revived. ■ r- ...... ...
; A large theater has been finished in War
saw, - which will ' be known as the Russian
Imperial Theater...* It will be opened this
mouth ■with Italian opera. ;
Countess : Elvira I'isani of Venice, a cul
: tured amateur of music, lately entertained
at her palace the Empress ' Frederick : of
Germany, with some ropular Venetian sere
nades given at the Laguuu. - >
FOX SALIC BY LEADING GKOCEKS.
THE CESTRIL MILLING CO.
San Francisco Office, 29 Steuart St., S. F.
se3o tf ; '*
ON ACCOUNT OF
Retiring From Business
I WILL SELL ALL MY
BUGGIES, CARRIAGES, ETC., AT COST.
lil.At K-MITII-SHOI- FUU SALE.
not SaMoTuWeFrSntit 8,-,6 Howard St.
A YOUNG FIANCEE
Adolph Uurko Taken to Utah on
Assuming to Be Wealthy, Hi Swindled a
Young Girl of Salt Lake City on Pretecst
. of Marriage end Thee Levanted.
Some eight days ago J. 11. Young, Chief
of Police of Salt Lake City, arrived in San
F'runeisco and since then lias been every
day in company with the leading police
officials. His visit was ostensibly tne of
pleasure, aud being a genial companion,
little notice of his presence was taken by
It was discovered yesterday that his visit
was one of official business, and that the
case, was of such a delicate nature that he
had taken tiie charge upoc himself ra:her
than send one of his detectives or deputies.
His real object was to secure the arrest of a
young niiiu named Adolph Burke, who while
in Salt Lake City managed to swindle the
daughter of a prominent citizen out of $1500
on pretense of marriage. Her name is with
held on accouut of tiie prominence if her
Burke, who is a gord-!o( king man and
given to stylish dress, palmed himself oft in
Salt Lake City as the son of a wealthy Cal
ifninian. He mut the young lady men
tioned and soon engaged her atfectiuus, aud
the wedding day was fixed.
BOItKOWIXG WAS HIS FOIiTK.
Burke then represented to her that he
w.i s a little short of money, and borrowed
a small sum limn her. He kept on increas
ing his demands, until tho sum amounted
to SI. "00. Notwithstanding this conduct no
suspicions were excited on the pait of the
young lady. Suddenly, however, he disap
His young intended waited for him some
time befors she began to realize that she had
fallen in with a swindler and adventurer,
and had been victimized by his wiles. Her
relatives then placed the mutter in the bands
of Chief Young, who soon learned where
Burke had gone, and determined to pursue
him himself to San Francisco.*
On arriving here he placed an accurate de
scription of Burke in the hands of the po
lice, and Chief Crowicy soon had the entire
police force oi the State on the lookout for
the adventurer. It was discovered that
Burke on his arrival in San Francisco had
put up at the most fashionable hotels, where
he spent money with a high hand.
Ou Wednesday last Burke was captured
in Alameda by Chief Tompkios of the Oak
laud police. Chief Young was at once noti
fied of the arrest, ami immediately set out
for Sacramento, where lie obtained a requi
sition from Governor Waterman for the ex
tradition of Burke.
Young returned to this city yesterday, and
in the afternoon took his prisoner from the
tanks at tne City Prison, and after thanking
the police for the kind . manner in which be
had been treated, lelt lor his home in Salt
The prisoner, Burke, stated that he was
"willing to go back," a remaik which was
probably b;ised on the hope of again gaining
the confidence of his erstwhile fiancee.
BAKON 1)K lUKSCH.
A ISrlef Sketch of the Well- Known Hf
lui'M 1 hi 1 -ml !i r oji i- I .
The Barou Morris de Hirsch de Gereutu
was born iv Bavaria some half century ago.
His father was a man of wealth, who for
ability and services rendered the Stute was
ennobled, and from the former Baron comes
the title Morris de Hirscb bears. Many
amusing stories are still rife among the
Baron's coreligionists, the Jews, of bis
quickness in repartee. Originally a cattle
merchant, he showed great business ability.
Ouce entering into conversation with the
old King of Bavaria, his Mnjesty expressed
his surprise at the Barou Hirsch's rapid
Mimmary of many important commercial
"Uow conies it," inquired tiie King,
" thai you* art so apt? Your acquaintance
with la haute finance is perfect. And how
could you too have made so comfortable n
fortune dealing in cattle' 1 "
" Easily enough, your Majesty. 1 dealt in
cattle, but with cattle."
That joke, not exactly flattering to tho
Bavarians, delighted the King.
Afier his father's death the present Baron
associated himself with the European bank
ing-bouse of Bisehetl'sheini & Goldsmidt
Karly in life Baron lie Hnscli struck out a
patli for himself] and WSJ the first to plan
that system of railways which stretches out
from Central Europe to the further East.
He was the controlling spirit in that vast
work, the road leading from Buda Pesth, in
Hungary, to Varna, on the Black Sea.
This road, which has developed Austrian
resources, required at its inception an enor
mous capital. Natural difficulties migbt
have disappeared through engineering
skill, but there jvere many obstruc
tions arising from State jealousies.
By dint of sheer will and financial
capabilities of tho highest order the Baron
de Hirseh's plans were carried out, and after
many y«ats of anxious toil success came, and
great wealth nccmed to the originator of the
road. Nooneiu England impugns the high
standing of the father of the present Lord
Brasser, who was plain Thomas Brassey,
and to whom an honorable fortune came in
precisely tho same way. Barou de Hirsch
put his shoulder to the wheel, and aid not
cry to Hercules.
Having married Miss BischcfTsheim, a
lady possessing in her own right large
means, the Baron dn Hirsch some years ago
retired from business, but not to assume a
life of elpgnnt leisure. To-day this man and
his wife have no other end in view than the
prosecution of good works, lor beyond such
means as enables them to live all the rest ot
their incomes serves for the alleviation of
suffering mankind without regard to creed.
— Harper's Weekly.
Vlalletl l>y Kurelars,
The house of Henry Wreden, at 721 Loin
herd street, win entered by burglars on Fri
day afternoon, while the occupants were
absent at a funeral, A considerable quan
____^ _ "' - ; " . ? RT GOODS « ' - _^ ''. -
POSITIVE SELLING -OUT
NOW IN FULL SWING!
Dry Goods Sold at Clearance Prices I
The demand for our Bargains continues great, but
the supply is still equal to it. We direct special atten-
tion to our
SILKS and VELVETS,
As offering inducements unparalleled in the annals of
the dry goods trade of this city. People must realize
that the place to secure first-class goods for little
money i.i at
H.. C TOBIHT ... TRUSTEE.
943, 945,947,949,951 Market Street.
■ i: -..■•■ ■ '>-" : . no 9 It
tity of jewelry ana B lnrge amount of money
was takon. Two neighbors say they saw
the buiglars enter the hou^e aud can iden
tify them if captured.
A Cash Balance or Over Two Millions
In the Tmiwji
Auditor StroUier's report for the quarter
ending September i>Oth has been filed with
the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors. The
amount of the audited demands is $4<il,
--386 09, the following being some of the items :
Salaries of city and county official*, $124,
--864 (il ; registration and election expenses,
■14,729 92; judgment!, $10,0. r 70; police
patrol, *20«4 06; Fire Department salaiies,
$t>l,<j3s; .Police Derailment salaries. $128,-
G23 57; Treasury court orders, (5586 30;
burial 01 Union soldier*. $500.
The audited claim* on the School Depart
ment aggregated $160,581 53, salaries taking
from that amount 5133,578 85. The audited
bills acaiiist the Park Improvement Fund
ami tinted to 517,518 28; against the City
Hall Fund, $102.00109; Hgainst the Street
Light Fund, $20.703 48, and against the reg
ular Street Department Fund, §51,555 77.
Kedeenied railroad bonds agcregated
$9078 7."., and the balance in the Treasury
is £2,123,587 21.
Brief Kates From l'nciflc State* Rod Ter
The Monterey Cypress is now published
twice a week.
S. B. Peltinsill. managing editor of the
Tacouia Ledger, lias resinned.
Five car-loads of raisins were shiprjed
from Sutler County last week.
Monterey lias a new journal, the Enter
prise, owned by Peckbaia & Francis.
M. M. Yaughan has retired from the
editorial chair of the Marysville Democrat.
The yield of barley and wheat in Salt
River Valley, - Ariz., tor this year will be
equal to 10,000 tons.
The Trustees of San Bernardino have in
structed the City Marshal to arrest every
gambler and to revoke the licenses of four
Miss Bee.' and of Vacaville shot a large
bald eagle on the wins with a rifle last
Friday. The bird sported pinions 9(5 inches
Kittitas County, Wash., was awarded a
gold medal iind silk banner tor the best
mineral and agricultural display at the Spo
A watrr-tilter was put in by the Eureka
Water Company last week that will cleanse
612,009 callous 111 twenty-four hours. It was
made hi New York.
John 11. Mocker died at Wilsonville,
Cliiekam.s Conuty, Oregon, last Monday.
He came to that State in 1837 and always
lived in that county.
The Fanners' warehouse at Albany,
Oregon, now holds 130,000 sacks of wheat
and oats. A train of lurty curs will soon
load there for California.
Joaqnin Vturrioza died at New Almaden
on Friday last from the effects of 11 shot re
ceived by him on the night of Octooer 18th,
at the hands of Jose Karros.
At the recent term of the Circuit Court for
Linn County, Oregon, there was not a single
criminal case on the docket, which speaks
well for the 20,000 inhabitants.
During 11 trial at Santa Cruz on Friday
over all of wood the attorneys arid wit
nesses got into a free light, and one of the
legal luminaries had two eyes blackened.
Frank Morsmau killed a large cray wolf
at Oyster Bay, near Ulympia, Wash., last
Wednesday. It was the first seen there for
many years,' and the pelt is quite valuable.
A Japanese steamship company intend to
put on a Hue of bin steamers between Port
land, Oregon, and Yokohama. They have
chartered the l'arthia, Abyssinia and Ba
The people of Trover, Tulare County, •
are anxiously looking for cold weather to
kill the mosquitoes, wasps and yellow-Jackets
that swarm about town in countless
! On election day four venerable men went
to the polls in Sonoma County u'iiusa united
ages numbered 335 years: I). 1). Shattuck,
89; W. L. Copelaud, 74; Obed Chart, 83, and
J. I loan, 79.
Emmet Cochran of Grant County, Oregon,
had his lelt hand chopped off the other day.
While splitting legs with his cousin he tried
to set a wedge, when an awkward stroke of
the ax severed the member.
'. The Colus;t Sun says : E. W. Jones was
the only Kepublican candidate who made
protective tariff speeches in the campaign,
lie is the only one elected — therefore Colusa
County is for protection, although the " ban
ner county," etc.
The.Heppner Gazette says ft prominent
stockman of Morrow County, Oregon, has
left the country in a hurry, lie was sus
pected of taking property that belonged to
others and was given the choice of leaving
or '>: dangling from a tree.
On September a party of fourteen
men left Astoria, Or., for Destruction
Island to work on the foundations (or a
new light-house. They ran short of provi
sions, and were not supplied with any by
the Government steamer. For the last two
weeks the men livid entirely on clams, and
some were made .quite ill. At length tome
Indians landed at the island and took the
men to the main land, where they walked to
The Santa Maria Times says : It is said
that -William l'almer, known as'"Battle
snake" or "Buckskin Bill," Is rigging up a
suit for himself that will take the prize at
the World's Fair. The pants are to be made
of rattlesnake hide, trimmed with a bit of
every animal and bug known to Southern
California. The whole suit when finished
aud on "Buckskin Bill" will be a whole
show within itself and will give the student
a chance to study bug, snake and aniiual
ology of Southern California.
Gone Arrnng (tie Border.
Burrie It. Baukins suddenly disappeared
from his liouie, at 1107 Union street, several
weeks ago, and it lias since been learned
that be departed, leaving a number of un
paid bills. His wiTe recently sold her fur
niture, and on Friday lefi for Victoria, B.
C, sayiug she was going to join her husband.
Baukins was a building contractor.
Veterans' Home Association.
An adjourned meeting of the Veterans'
Dome Association was held at the Secre
tary's office In the Flood Building yesterday
afternoon, with James A. Waymire In the
ctinir. Beyond the readmissioa ot George
la Crosse, on application, no business of im
portance was transacted.
TARIFF DUTY ON
Several Hundred Protests From
They Question the Cosstitntioaality of the
Law— United States General Appraisers
Bole on the Subject.
Merchants of this city, us well as of New
•York, evidently think that if they pay a
tariff dury on imports it is enough without
the imposition of a duty on the cases or
coverings in which Uie imported goods are
contained, ■:.«! several hundred protests
have been filed against such duty.
This duty was made imperative tinder the
law of June 10, 1590, known as the McKlnley
bill. The pr-u-sts filed simply imply that
the bill is unconstitutional, while others
ba*e their claims of its unconslitutionality
on Speaker Keed's rulings, which made the
bill a law by counting a "silent" quorum.
To settle the question to their satisfac
tion, Collector of the Tort Thclps and
Deputy Collector Jerome submitted the
matter to the Board of United States General
Appraisers, meanwhile collecting the duty
on casts and coverings. The following let
ter was received in answer from the board:
OFFIfK Or THE KOABD OF UNITED)
STATES (illMvit.Vl. AFFKAISKKB. >
Kew York, October 27, 1890.)
Collector Customs, San Francitco. — Sir:
We are in receipt of your letter of the till) lost,
submitting the piolests described In the accom
panying schedule against ilia execution of duties
upon lackiuK chaws, c-.i-f-. etc., whlcu were
included 111 the entered ana Invoice value of mer
chandise Imported 111 the vessel* named.
These charges, etc., were Included In the mar
ket value of the goods, as we understand, under
the provisions of section 1 -• of I lie act of June 10,
l£9O,comraouiy known as the "McKinley Customs
Adnimlsiraiive BUI." Tuts section expressly pro
vides that (he market v Hue of imported mer
chandise shall be estimated upon tlie bails of
including In such valuation lire value of all car
tons, cases, crates, I>uxbs, racks uud coverings
of all kinds, and all oilier cost.", charges aud ex
penses Incident 10 placing the merchandise in
condition, packed ready for shipment to the
United Slates. '
It It not denied that the assessment of duty
was proierlj made uuiler this section of me law.
The contention Is . i.,it the law Itself is void tor
uuconstUutloualliy, aud ih.it being Illegal and
void, the merchandise was dutiable under
ti.e act ot March 3, ISS3. Many of these
protests are of the in.'-i general character,
merely assert Ing that the law is "unconstitu
tional*," without suggestion any particular clause
of Ibe l-.iii-ia: Constitution to which It Is sup
posed 10 be repuenaut, 01 any definite ground for
contention. \N c have held thai a protest in this
form was insufficient because It (ailed to set
forth "distinctly and specifically" the urnuuds of
the objections taken by the appellants, as re
quired by statute. Decision lioard, September
10, IS'.IO, 10,254, G. A. 32.
Some of the protests, however, are somewhat
more specific, asserting the ground of objection
to tie that "the Speaker of me House of Kepre
seutatlves counted a silent quorum." Constru
ing ibis objection to be the- same as the one more
delinlteli- stated in the similar protest consid
ered in our decision heiebefore made on the
l.'ilb lu-t. (not yet printed). Involving the valid
ity of the act of Slav , 18UO, eutitlcd -An act
providing lor the classification of worsted cloths
as woolnis," our opinion is that the objection
urged to the constitutionality of the act i* not
well taken. Our reasons for Ibis conclusion
will be found fully stated in that decision, to
which we need add uothlng more.
Your decision in each of the cases uaiued Is
afllinied. Respectfully yours,
Lii via.Ks 11. ham,
Henkkrson M. "'"■ if
Xhad s. sharuett.
Board of UiillcJ states l.eueral Appraisers.
The decision referred to in the above let
ter holds the objection that the bill is un
constitutional is not sufficiently specific to
be worthy of consideration.
'I li»- IVturn- iVnpaDtl^.
Located as they are on the other side of
the earth, what wonder is it that the Japan
ese should do things in a fashion that looks
contrariwise to us? At auy rate this is, in
deed, the case, and I will enumerate a lew
Illustrations of the topsy-turvy way in which
they do things in that remote and remark
able land. The Japanese books begin upon
the page where cur t> oks end; the pago
which we call the title page they utilize for
the colophon or finale. In the superscription
of a letter, the Japanese begin with . the
name ot the country to which the letter is '
sent; tlien follows die city, then the local,
adttress, and, finally, the name of the re
ceiver, thus: America, Illinois Chicago, 112
Jones street. Smith, John. This, alter all,
makes an easier jib for the pustoffiee em
ployes— this descent from the general into
In Japan babies are carried not in the
arm?, but upon the back. Etiquette com
pels the removal of the shoes rather than
the doffing of the hat. Boats are .-branded
with their sterns, instead of their prows, on
the shore. Instead of saying northeast or
southwest, the Japanese say east-north,
west-south. Wiae is always drunk before,
not after dinner, and sweets are served be
fore the substantial viands of a meal. In
nil books the "foot notes" occur at the top
of the page; keys turn to the left, carpen
ters plane toward the body instead of out
wards, and in cash accounts the figures are
written first and the corresponding item
next. The Japanese mount the horse from
the right side, the harness is fastened in all
parts on thai side, and the mane is brushed
and made to grow that way. In • the
stall the horse is placed with his head out
ward, and his food is always served at the
stable-door from a tub. In Japan women
fall in live with - actors, but never a man
with an actress. Among Japanese women
the penchant is to sew on laces, caffs and
frills topsy-turvy and wrong side out. — Chi
cago Tribune. •£•»■_- -'V ■ ■■•■.;-•-••
Did Mot Soil.
Jean (a swell valet)— llow do you like
your new employer?
Jacqo.es (another valet)— Not at aIL I've
given him a month's notice-
Jean— What's the trouble? Is he brutal ?
Jacques — Ob, no, on the contrary he is a
perfect gentleman. But, my dear Jean, his
clothes are Bine sizes too large for me.—
The groater majority of these microscopic
plants are what the botanists call "bacteria,"
the smallest form of vegetable life. So small
are they that it wonld take, lv some cases, as
many as 15,000 of them arranged in a row to
extend one inch.