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WEDNESDAY MARCH~2O, 1895
JUST ABOUT THE WEATHER.
If it doesn't rain to-day the
weather sharps will be surprised
For lorty-eigfu hours the fitful
clouds have been threatening a
downpour that would be'welcome
to the agricultural districts. The
prediction for to-day U as follows:
Showers, but partly clearing
weather: stationary temperature
brisk to high southeast, shifting
to southwest winds. 6
LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF
The Loring Club has appointed a new direo
tor pro tern.
The San Francisco Yacht Clnb has issued its
programme for the season.
The Sailors' fnion has demanded an increase
oi *10 v month, and a strike is on all along the
The ball for the benefit of the Barbers' Asso
ciation will be given in B'nai U'rithHallon
< ora Everett, the actress who was murdered
last Minday by Charles. S. Bice, was buried
The National Guardsmen did not get their
pay last night as expected, but are still looking
lor it daily.
Solomon Ducasof this city has invented a
voting-machine, which he claims will meet all
Bi'ls wore raised I<> per cent on the Johnston
estate property yesterday, but Judge Coffey re
fused to accept them.
At the mooting of the Barbers' Association
the Cam. was declared to be the coining news
paper of this city and
The contract for furnishing the Fire Depart
ment with hydrants has been*let to the Risdon
Iron and Locomotive Works.
John Banks, a colored waiter, fell from the
eighth floor of the California Hotel to the
ground and was instantly killed.
The museum resulting from the Midwinter
Fair will l>e opened in the art building in Gold
en Gate Park Saturday afternoon.
The sixteenth annual <irand Lodge, Knights
of Hon,>r, optfned yesterday in the Alcazar
building. Fifty Lodges -were represented.
Annie Larson, a drunken woman, raised a
disturbance in the City Assessor's office yester
day and was locked up in the City Prison.
Ueorge A. Worn, a pioneer of California and a
prominent merchant of this city, died yesterday
at histesidence In K<>s.- Valley, aged 68 years. "
Thomas H. Williams Jr., guardian of Mrs.
Utbea Terry, hits petitioned the Probate
Court to be allowed in sell her Fresno prop
Captain Thomas <>Nei! denies that he has
1 A Cleary of drawing a salary as guard
at the House oi Correction while doing other
police are searching the city for Mist
Callie Berkman, who ran away from her home
.•it TotJihima h short time ago' to go upon the
Chief Justice Beauy says no member of the
ac Court here approved the bond of
Frank sjvvift, charged with burglary at Los
Professor Le Conto of the Berkeley university
lei-tured last night in the Young Men's Chris
tian Association Hall on the glacial epoch in
William Graetz, defendant in a divorce suit,
complains that he was deceived by his wife
and that she obtained a divorce without due
process of law.
A remarkable submarine contest took place
on the water front yesterday between a diver
ami a boatman who were searching for money
lost in the bay.
Boxers and athletes were surprised at the
result of the O*Donnell mid Kilrain boxing
contest. They expected o'Don.nell to make a
better showing, ■-•*-;:■
Morris Cunningham and Thomas Paul were
charged at the City Prison jresterday with rob
bing Daniel Sheehan in Golden Gate Park on
E. W. Grata charges Attorneys Harry Reed
Mnd M. Seligman and the members of the law
linn of Mack & Leunon with collusion and
fraud in a divorce case.
The new board of trustees of the Mechanics'
Institute met las! night and repudiated a
circular letter that had been published in their
name by t|\tnk Duke Smith.
Mrs. Annie W acker, whose sister. Mrs. Gund
laeh, is insane and under the guardianship of
Henri Wigger, has petitioned to have Wigger
removed for mismanagement.
William Coleman and William Russell, alias
Wilson, were arrested yesterday for committing
a burglary and robbery in a Third-street sa
loon early yesterday morning.
Mrs. Honors Johnston, charged with in
sanity, wa/ arrested yesterday for attempting
to burn down the residence, 8(520 Sacramento
(street, early yesterday morning.
Hattie Klein, a nursegirl with the family of
C C. Rivers. 1320 Hayes street, attempted soi
cide yesterday morning because she wanted to
tve what the other world looked like. 't •
Lizzie Mohan, aged 16, and Roy Raymond, a
notorious gambler, have eloped to 'Los An
geles. A warrant has been issued for Ray
mond's arrest on a charge of kidnaping.
Mrs. ?tanton,» the defendant in the famous
physiognomy case now before ■ Master-in
< hancery Heacock, in being rigidly cross
examined by the attorneys for Dr. Simma.
Robert D. Hagerty, who was held up and shot
by two robbers in his saloon in November last,
visited the City Prison yesterday and identified
H. Meyers, a bunko man, as one of his assail
ants. ; ■"•' •■'.■
!'n:ioral service- over the remains of Arthur
• -oil, the llnwuiian exile who died in
ity, were held yesterday. The body will
ipped to Honolulu by the steamer Aus
Marie Burroughs, who has recently been
playing at the Baldwin Theater, has brought
: -.t divorce from her husband, Louis F.
. infidelity is given as the ground of
Governor Budd retained to Sacramento last
night. lie says that the new holographic will
of the. late Senator James 1 1. Fair is unques
tionably genuine, and ridicules the theory of
Henry Varley of London, whom Rpurgeon
considered the greatest of lay preachers,. will
preach at the Eighth-avenue M. E. Church,
East Oakland, to-night. This is his first visit to
The Finance Committee of the Board of
Supervisors waited upon Governor Budd
yesterday and expressed their views regarding
certain bills that are now waiting for guber
A barber on Fillmore street, between Califor
nia and Pine, was swindled. out of $20 and a
box of lottery tickets last night by two men
who represented themselves as police officers
with a search warrant.
The Signal' Corps of the National Guard have
arranged to flash a message to the signal station
in the dome of the Capitol building at Sacra
mento from the summit of Mount Diablo, by
means of the heliograph.
H. E. Huntington and \V. F. Herri say that
they do not charge dishonesty against 'W. S.
Millspaugh, the deposed railroad claim agent.
They think he was "not quite broad enough
'or the position he held."
' Mrs. Alice Edith Blythe received less than
$1000 from the recent settlement of the case,
but was required to sign nineteen different
deed* and powers of attorney. Judge Aitken
was her adviser in the matter.
The State Miners' Association has issued pro
tests against the patenting of mineral lands to
the Central and Southern Pacific railroads in
Marvsville, Los Angeles and Shasta districts.
The 'lands involve about 500,000 acres.
(Jeorge Whittell, in a counter affidavit, has
told something about the agreed ease »f the
Market-street Railroad Company's bond*. He
■■«%>■ ihev patched the case up between both
fcide*. and that it is not a true agreed case, nor
a lawful one.
The Manufacturers' Convention met ia the
Chamber of Commerce rooms yesterday after
noon and organized. Interesting speeches
were made by the delegates and Governor
Budd. The convention meets again this morn
ing at 10 o'clock.
The San Jose Mercury i g on Bal<> at tne fo1 "
lowing-named places in San Francisco; Palace
Hotel newsstand : Occidental Hotel newsstand,
Baldwin Hotel newsstand; .T. K. Cooper, 742
Market street; J. S. A lbro.looo l^ Market street;
Piorvon Bros., 225 Kearny street.
The racing at the track yesterday was badly
mixed and picking winners was a difficult task.
In the steeplechase, the two first choices threw
their riders. The winning horses were Road
runner, Kathleen, Wheel of Fortune, imp.
4 Vigor, Relampago and Whitestone.
Mrs. Craveiiß, principal of the Mission Gram
mar School, in whose custody the late James (J.
Fair left his holographic will, positively refuses
to make any statement for publication. She
■aysabe will not tell the story of her part in
writing the will until placed on the stand.
Senator Tirey L. Ford, attorney for the Board
of Harbor Commissioners, has discovered a law
passed in 1891 which empowers the board to
rectify the alignment of East street. In, conse
quence the passenger bridge across the water
front thoroughfare may be built alter all.
WILL MAY EXIST.
The Millionaire May Have
Written a Testament Just
Before His Death.
MORE PHOTOGRAPHING DONE.
The Recently Found Instrument
Being Scrutinized Very
The attorneys in the Fair will case rested
yesterday as if the day before had been one
of such great strain upon them that nerves
and muscles both needed relaxation.
While the executors named in the stolen
will and their attorneys were not feeling
particularly happy the attorneys for the
Fair children had a peculiar feeling of
unrest. They have been told that Senator
; Fair made a will about a month before his
death, and they are somewhat afraid of it.
No one, so far as known, is aware of the
provisions of this will nor of its where
abouts. Still the attorneys for the chil
dren do not believe the will would injure
the chances of their clients, as they claim
thatthrough all the many wills made by
the Senator the tendency of Fair to make
more favorable bequests to them became
Attorney Mitchell was sarcastic yester
day. He is very much worked up over the
newly foujid will. He said that he had
been offered a still later will made by Fair
for $V>no. He says he refused the offer, as
! he could get Max Gumpel to make one for
The principal action taken yesterday in
: regard to the Fair will case was the photo
graphing of the new will by the attorneys
[ for # the executors. Then the attorneys for
the children had photographs taken to
1 guard against any change being made in
Representatives from both of the two
| sides of the Fair will case met in County
j Clerk Curry's private office yesterday
| afternoon to have the holographic will of
the deceased millionaire photographed for
the beneht of the executors. There was
■ also present at the beginning of the meet
! ing Detective Stilwel'l. but R. B. Mitchell
, expressed such a decided preference for his
absence that Stihvell withdrew.
The will was removed from its glass cov
ering to allow of a better reproduction and
i the attorneys vied with each other in their
' instructions to the photographer as to how
lie should handle it. Mitchell wanted the
greatest care used, for should it be dam
aged how could he prove it a forgery.
Heggarty wanted the photographer to be
very careful, for he wished no little mark
or turn which could be used in support of
ita authenticity to be obliterated, and so
among them all the will was well looked
The attorneys for Charles Fair and for
the girls asked. Mitchell if they could not
have prints from the negatives taken by
Mitchell's photographer, but he declined
to allow any prints but his own to be
Then Attorney Heggarty had his own
photographer take pictures of the will
from the same positions as Attorney
Mitchell';; photographer hnd made his.
The idea of this was to make sure that no
trickery could be used by the attorneys of
the executors to secure copies which might
read differently from the real document
and then have the will stolen.
It is believed that the desire of the attor
neys for the executor? of the stolen will to
gut photographic copies of the will was
done so as to secure enlargements, in*order
to trace the handwriting of the will to
satisfy themselves whether the will is a
forgery or not.
Attorney Heggarty explained a matter
which has caused a great deal of comment.
He said : "A number of people have ex
pressed their astonishment at the similar
ity of the bequests in the two wills. Now.
us we understand it, Fair has been making
wills for the past ten years. In all of them
the legacies are about the same. Fair cer
tainly knew the names of his relatives to
whom he desired to leave his" money, and
there is nu reason to doubt that he" could
have sat down at any time and made a
will not far different from one he had
miade a few days before. He had a mania
for making wills. In fact, he frequently
changed his mind as to how he should dis
pose of his estate. Why should he turn
his heart against his daughter Virginia?
Shfl never offended him. She was too
young to ever do anything to so displease
nim that he should tie up whatever estate
he desired to give her. It is evident he
had been prejudiced against her by others.
The attorneys on the other side* seem to
sneer at the lead-pencil will. Still, every
one who knows Fair is aware of the fact
that he always wrote with a pencil when
he could get one."
Richard Dey, who was Senator Fair's
private secretary for many years, and who
should be an authority on the handwriting
of the deceased millionaire, is conrident
that the new will is genuine.
"The handwriting of the will is most as
suredly that of the late Mr. Fair," he said,
''and I don't hesitate to pronounce the
will trenuine in every respect. -I should be
familiar with Senator Fair's handwriting
if anybody is. I was his secretary from,
let me see; anyway it was in the Ws
until 1884. I understood him thoroughly.
We consulted together, dined together,
"There is no doubt in my mind but that
the new document expresses the manner
in which the late Senator wished to dis
pose of his estate. It was just like him to
write this new will. It was his way of
doing things. He allowed these execu
tors, the executors of the first document
tiled, to think that they had everything
their own way and then he went off and
upset the whole matter by writing another
will. Nothing could be more characteristic
of the man."
Mrs. Craven, who was the custodian of
Fair's last and rather mysterious will, has
announced that she will not make any
statement whatever regarding the will.
She was at her residence, the home of Mrs.
James Haskins, at 2202 Leavenworth street,
last evening, and while very courteous was
firm in her refusal to tell the history of the
will. She said: "I have made "up my
mind in regard to this matter and I have
decided not to make any statement for
publication, or, in fact, any statement at
all, until I am put upon the stand and
forced to tellthe story.
"No one guides me in this matter. I do
not need any attorney to direct me, and
none of the attorneys in the case have any
right to make any statement for me. Ido
not care for any of them and none of them
can make me change my mind. I have
be«jn drawn into this matter very reluct
antly. I do not, intend to have any mis
statements made about my story of the
will, so I will not give it until under oath.
I have made up my mind. I'm Scotch
and lam firm in my beliefs. No power on
earth can make me tell the story until I
am ready." »
Mrs. Haskins. a nice elderly lady, who
is the other witness to the will, also refuses
to talk on the subject, and persists in her
Mrs. Nettie R. Craven is a remarkable
woman in many ways. As principal of
the Mission Grammar School she holds an
important position in the department.
She is a woman of great energy and of
considerable determination. She "has been
a close student, has traveled extensively
and is just the kind of person "tb keep her
self well to the front.
Her persistency and shrewdness have
enabled her to gain advantages from the
school boards that a teacher less persua
sive would not dare to attempt. Mrs.
Cravens' daughter, Miss Margaret Cravens,
is now playing on the Eastern stage. She
is the leading lady in Charles Frohman's
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 1895.
company", which is producing "The Found
ling ' at Hoyt's Opera-house, New York
City. It is said that the late Senator Fair
admired her beauty as much as he did the
Pierson & Mitchell, who photographed
the holographic will yesterday, believe it
to be a forgery and wanted a photographic
copy for their own convenience, that they
may better study the handwriting alleged
to be the late Senator Fair's.
"We have pronounced the alleged will a
forgery," said Mr. Pierson, "and will con
tinue the battle on that basis. It is ridicu
lous to regard the document in any other
"Our object in photographing it was to
have a correct copy in our possession, that
we can refer to it at any time. We are not
the least alarmed over the turn things
have taken and will stand firm."
Governor JJudd was a busy man yester
day. He is associated with Charles L.
Fair's attorneys in the will contest, and in
the excitement of the hour forgot all about
his rheumatism, China Basin, the veto
power and other trifling issues.
He bobbed in and nut of the California
Hotel closely followed by Mr. Fair and
hotly pursued by a string of reporters and
a small army of office-seekers.
"The will'is all right," said the chief ex
ecutive as he motioned to the elevator-boy
to pull the lever. "The late Senator Fair
had been telling all over town that he had
made such a will," he continued as the
elevator came to a sudden stop and he shot
into his room.
"I think I ought to know my father's
handwriting," said young Mr. Fair, "and
this talk about the will being a forgery is
absurd," and the young millionaire
walked leisurely away, happy in the
thought that a trump card had been played
in the game for millions.
The Governor wore the easy indifference
of a man who knew just what he was talk
ing about when he pinned his faith to the
He has thorough confidence in the au
thenticity of the will and scouts the sug
gestion of forgery. With this belief he will
continue to give his best legal judgment to
the case when called upon to do so. He
left last evening for Sacramento thor
oughly confident that the opposition has a
legal nut that it cannot crack. A wag has
given the Governor the new title of "Jim,
Attorney Kowalsky says he had no in
tention of saying that tloyd and Wilson
produced the Duma will under circum
stances similar to the production of the
last Fair will. He recalls the fact that the
Dama will had been admitted to probate
seven or eight months before Messrs. Lloyd
and Wilson were employed to defend it.
THE LORING CLUB TO LIVE.
Resolutions Adopted to Con
tinue the. Popular
W. C. Stadtfeld Is Appointed
Director — A Farewell
When David Loring announced his de
termination of laying down the baton be
cause business called him to Japan there
was deep regret in San Francisco's oldest
musical organization. Indeed many mem
bers went so far as to declare that the Lor
ing Club without David Loring would be
like "Hamlet" with the part of the Prince
of Denmark cut out, and on this account
they wanted the Loring Club to disband
on account of the difficulty of landing a
Calmer councils prevailed, however, and
a committee consisting of W. A. Murison,
F. H. Hausman and H. L. Van Winkle
W. C. Stadtfeld, the New Director Fro
[From a photograph.}
was appointed to consider whether the
club should continue or not. For two
weeks this committee has been thinking
the matter over, and in the meantime the
feeling has grown stronger among the
members of the Loring Club that by all
means the organization should not be
allowed to die out. To the great satisfac
tion of every one concerned this view was
supported by the committee in the report
made last Monday night.
In addition to advising the continuance
of the club, the committee suggested that
W. C. Stadtfeld, the secretary, be ap
pointed musical director for the month in
tervening between the departure of David
Loring, which takes place early in April,
and the annual meeting in May, and the
committee strongly urged that W. C.
Stadtfeld should then be permanently ap
pointed musical director. The report was
The new musical director pro tern. is a
general favorite in the club. He has been
secretary since 1884, and has fulfilled his
duties so ably that the cry now is: "Where
can the Loring Club find another secre
tary?" Strange to say, the new director
has never once wielded the baton for the
Loring singers, even at rehearsal. David
Lorinc was so devoted to his chorus of
male voices, and attended rehearsals and
performances with such clockwork regu
larity that the services of an assistant were
never required. It is said that during the
last ten years W. C. Stadtfeld has scarcely
missed one rehearsal either.
The many friends of the Loring Club
will hear with satisfaction that the popu
lar organization, which has existed here
for eighteeu years, is not to be disbanded.
Special efforts will be made indeed to bring
up the associated membership to its full
complement of 2J30 members. The last
concert of the present season takes place
on Thursday evening, the 28th inst.— a
month earlier than usual—in • order that
David Loring may conduct for the last
time before he sails for Japan. There will
be sixty-four voices in the chorus. On
Monday evening, April 1, the active mem
bers will tender a farewell banquet to the
founder of the Loring Club.
A Barber Swindled.
Two men, representing themselves as police
officers with a search warrant for lottery
tickets, called at a barber's shop last night on
Fillmore street, between California and Pine.
The proprietor handed a small box containing
tile tickets to an assistant and told him to go
out and hide it. The pseudo officers saw the
movement and compelled the barber to call
the man back. They took the box from him
and placed the barber under arrrest. One of
them remarked, that the fine would be
but if the barber would give them $20- they
would say nothing about it. They walked
away with the $20 and the box of lottery
tickets. The barber learned shortly afterward
that he had been swindled, and notilied the
Money makes the mare go and buys the Al
mighty-dollar Cigar. •
MARIE IS SUING
FOR A DIVORCE.
Miss burroughs, the Actress.
Says Her Husband Is
HER HUSBAND SAYS "RATS."
She Wants No Alimony, as She
Has Sufficient to Sup
Pretty, winsome Marie Burroughs has
tired of the way her affections have been
trilled with and she is now suing fora
divorce from her husband, Louis F. Mas
sen. She says he has been playing fast
and loose with her respect and esteem, and
that he has forsaken her for the society of
other women dearer if not nearer to him
than she is. She alleges infidelity as the
ground for her action.
Miss Burroughs asks for no alimony.
She says she has property enough of her
own to support her comfortably. The
trouble has been going on for some time,
[From a photograph.]
she says in her complaint. She and her
husband have been in the same company,
but notwithstanding this fact he has nirted
with the other members, and even with
outsiders, until it has become unbearable
to her. M.asf>en has tiled no answer to her
charges so far, and it is possible he may
allow the case to go by default.
Miss Buroughs is a California girl, who
left this t^tate v few years ago to go upon
the stage in the East. She baa been to this
city on several occasions since, her last ap
pearance being only in the past two weeks,
when she presented the "Profligate" and,
later, "Judah" at the Baldwin Theater. In
both these plays her husband has a leading
part, and the news of her suit for divorce
comes as a great surprise to theater-goers
who saw them together. They are now in
San Jose, but Miss Burroughs will re
turn to this city as soon as her engagement
there is concluded.
MABSEN SAYS "RATS,"
But Will Neither Deny nor Affirm the News of
SAN JOSE, March 10.— Miss Marie Bur
roughs wap seen at the Auditorium, where
she appeared in "The Profligate," and
when asked about the divorce case said,
in a quiet, chilly manner, she and Mr.
Massen were on the best of terms, and if
she had begun an action it was their pri
vate business. "When shown the Associ
ated Press dispatch, giving an account of
her suit for divorce, she became very much
agitated and attempted to cut the inter
"It ig true you have begun suit, is it
not?" she was asked.
"Yes," was the reticent and hesitating
answer. "I decline to say anything; don't
quote me as saying anything," she added,
"It is stated in the report that the
grounds of your suit are neglect and infi
delity. Is that true?"
"Yes," she admitted after much hesita
tion, "but I don't want to say anything
She seemed very much surprised that
the news had transpired ana acted as
though she considered it a secret which
belonged exclusively to her and which no
one else would ever learn.
"Has a reconciliation been effected be
tween you and your husband?" asked the
•'I decline to state anything,.' she said,
curtly. "I don't want to be quoted."
Then she swept into the dressing-room.
The statement that she and Massen are
on the best of terms was apparently true
so far as external evidences went, for they
■were riot only on most friendly terms
about the theater, but be frequented her
dressing-room, and they occupy apart
ments together at the Hotel Vendome.
Massen and Marie rode in a hack to
gether from the theater to the hotel, and
upon their arrival were greeted by a re
"J ust wait one moment until I have
taken my wife upstairs," said Massen in
answer to a request for an interview. The
twain then proceeded to the elevator, arm
in arm, as affectionately as though they
were just on the verge of matrimony in
stead of preparing to back out of the con
nubial relations as report would indicate.
In a few moments Massen returned and
was handed the press telegram relating
that Marie Burroughs had commenced a
"I have nothing to say," he said, as he
handed the message back. "It is too pre
posterous to deny.
'Mr. and Mrs. Massen go along quietly
attending their business, and it is no affair
of newspapers whether that is true or not.
It is scandalous to malign a person's char
acter like that."
"If it is untrue, Mr. Massen," said the
reporter, "why do you not deny it?"
"What would be the good of denying a
thing like that?. It don't make any dif
ference to the public, anyway, whether it is
true or not. It will be denied all right.
At present neither my wife nor I will say
anything about it."
On being urged to make either a nega
tive or affirmative statement concerning
the dispatch he contented himself with
exclaiming "rats" and steadfastly declined
to say anything further, and shortly re
tired to the room where ne had a few mo
ments before left Miss Burroughs.
The conduct of the pair would indicate
that there is a perfect and agreeable un
derstanding between them in the divorce
suit, and its purpose is a matter of con
WANTS PHYSICAL CULTURE.
Superintendent "Moulder Favors Educa-
tion of the Body.
Superintendent Moulderf is anxious to
have the Board of Education authorize the
building of a gymnasium in every school
In San Francisco, so that all the children
may have the benefit of physical culture.
He believes that this kind of instruction
greatly promotes the moral and mental as
well as the physical growth of a child.
"I have just received the report of Pro
fessor Barth, who some months ago was
elected teacher of physical culture in the
public: scnools," said Superintendent
Moulder yesterday. "The freport is emi
nently satisfactory and disappointing at
the same time. It is disappointing only
because Professor Barth has been unable
to personally instruct every school in the
city. He has managed to "give a few les
sons in perhaps thirty of the schools, em
bracing about 10,000 pupils. The work be
gun by him has been carried on by the
teachers, to the great advantage of the
children, but the results would nave been
much better if it had been possible for him
to instruct each class at least once a week.
The difference between a class of pupils at
the beginning of a course of gymnastic in
struction and at the close is very marked.
Professor Barth estimates that ft will cost
about $10,000 a year to secure competent
instructors and to keep the gymnasiums
in repair. Ten thousand dollars could not
be spent moro worthily, and the benetitr
derived from such an outlay is invalua
ble in every respect.
"A few days ago I was waited on by
representatives of the four turners' associ
ations and requested to urge the Board of
Education to secure physical culture in
structors for ali the schools. A request of
this sort cannot be ignored, for the turners
nave a membership in San Francisco of
over 5000. At the next meeting of the
board the matter will be thoroughly can
vassed, and I certainly hope they will act
favorably on my suggestion."
The principal of the Hearst Grammar
School indorses the .work of Professor
Barth in that particular school as follows:
"Physical culture exercises compel prompt
and exact obedience to orders; they require
the individual attention in order to execute
as directed ; they develop self-respect by
causing us to have confidence in our ability
to appear at ease, and they cultivate the
courage which arises from the knowledge
that we are able to take care of ourselves.
While all of these benefits are being gained
the mind is obtaining full control over
each part of the body, and perfect health
is the result."
THE BRIDGE WILL BE BUILT.
East Street to Be Spanned Des
pite the Legislature's
A Law Passed Four Years Ago
Empowering the Board
The passenger bridge may span East
street after all, and the legislation which
was intended for the proposition and which
defeated it was practically useless. At the
meeting of the Harbor Commissioners yes
terday afternoon a mild sensation was de
veloped by the discovery that the board
had had the power all along to rectify the
alignment of East street and to sell, acquire
and condemn adjacent property. v
The sensation was uncorked by Senator
Tirey L. Ford, who appeared yesterday at
the meeting of the board as its attorney,
having been appointed to that position on
the resignation of F. S. Stratton. Mr.
Ford's first bit of advice to the board was
that it had the power to align East street
and to condemn the Frank property at the
intersection of Market, E&st and Sacra
mento streets. The attorney showed that
since March 31, 1891, the power had been
vested in the board, the act which gave
them the authority being entitled "An act
to empower the Board of State Harbor
Commissioners to rectify the alignment of
East street, from Pacific to Market, in the
city and county of San Francisco, and to
sell, acquire and condemn adjacent prop
erty." The sections of most interest are
The Board of State Harbor Commissioners is
hereby authorized and directed to rectify the
alignment of East street, between Pacific street
and Market street, in the city and county of
San Francisco, said rectification to be done so
as to straighten the property lines, and give
as wide and commodious a thoroughfare as the
traffic may demand.
The board in carrying out this law shall
have the power to purchase and sell and to
exchange, upon a legal and equitable basis,
any portion or portions of the property adja
cent to the westerly line of the thoroughfare
herein provided for; and a full record of their
proceedings shall be entered upon the minutes
and a sworn statement of all transfers, sales,
purchases and other transactions shall be filed
with, the Secretary of State.
In case of failure on the part of the inter
ested parties to come to a satisfactory agree
ment the board shall have the power to con
demn, as in other case.-, for public purposes.
"This will give us just what we want,"
triumphantly exclaimed Commissioner
Cbadbourue after the meeting. "It will
enable us to make a trade with the Franks,
straighten out East street and build the
At the meeting C. Fr Bassett presided for
the last time, as Commissioner Oolnon will
take his place to-day and will preside at to
morrow's meeting of the board.
She Was Nearly Successful.
Hatfie Klein, a pretty girl 12 years age, was
a nursegirl in the family of C. C. Rivers, 1320
Hayes street, and she also attended school.
About 3 o'clock yesterday morning Mr. Rivera
was awakened by a strong smell of gas. He
went to Hattie's room, forced open the door
and found her in bed unconscious with the gas
turned on full. A physician was called in and
after several hours' work sueceededin bringing
the girl back to consciousness. When asked
why she turned on the gas she said several of
the girls at school had been talking about
suicide and she thought she would like to see
what the other world looked like. She was
taken to the Receiving Hospital last night and
will be examined by the Insanity Commission
President Faure bas promised to visit
Algeria next summer. Napoleon 111 is
the only French ruler who ever set foot
Welsh mine-owners have secured the
contract to supply the Danish state raii
way with 400,000 tons of coal at $3 per ton.
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December 8, 1894: "While not a public Institu-
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the press and others, thorough examination was
made of the conduct of the Home of Inebriates,
and as a result of our Investigations we are satis-
fied that the same has been and is being properly
managed. The charges made to us of improper
treatment of the patients were not sustained."
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Title Insurance and Trust Company,
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GRAND PROGRAMME OF IL-
Turkish Theater! Royal Marionettes!
Mystic Illusion*! Foster's Tauiale Grotto !
General Admission Witt Reserved Scat 25c
MATINEE SATURDAY. —
S. F. A. Co. Lessees. Lkonabi* Gkoveb Manager
Last Weeks of the Brilliantly Popular
Season! ■■••: ". ■- ; :_.
Powerful Domestic Drama,
Superb Scenery and a Great Cast.
LEONARD GROVER JR.
As the Crushed Tragedian. • ' ♦ .-""
Next Week-CAD, THE TOMBOY.
LAST WEEKS AT THIS STOCKWELL OF THE
Popular Prices— lOc, 15c, 35c, 35c, 500.
Last Popular Matinees Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. KiMiiiMi Kbki.ixo Proprietor & Manager
Superb Production Oenee's Tuneful Opera,
Monday, March 85— H. M. S. PINAFORE.
In Preparation— LlTTLE ROBISTSOX CRUSOE.
Look Out for PRINCESS NICOTINE.
Popular Prices— and sOc.
Al. Hayman- & Co. (Incorporated) Proprietors
EVERY EVENING, INCLUDING SUNDAY.
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"OUR I*Xj.A.T I"
Illustrating the comical side of life in a fashionable
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780 consecutive nights at Strand Theater, London.
100 consecutive Nights at Daniel .Frohman's
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Tuesday's Chronicle heads Its dramatic column
tersely, succinctly and emphatically thus:
I" "THE fLAILIu MASTER US i
i A SUCCESS!" j
Same Performance Every Night, Includ-
ONLY MATINEE SATURDAY.—-
The Handsomest Family Theater in America.
WALTER MOROSCO . . Sole Lessee and Manager
THIS EVENING AT 8.
First Production in San Francisco
Of JTJDSON C. BRUSIE'S Great Home Drama,
THE ESTATE OF HANNIBAL HOWE !
. In His Original Creation of AMOS HOWE.
KvjUlura Pricks— 2sc and 50c
Family Circle and Gallery, 10c.
Matinees Saturday ami Sunday.
Seats on Sale from 9a. m. to 10 p. M. -• - -
O'Farrell St., bet. Stockton and Powell.
WEEK OF MARCH 18.
THE CHARLES ILlfifiS COIPAII
-^ Presenting the Society Drama
"THE FROTH OF SOCIETY!"
CONT^gUED SUCCESS OF THE
In their Whirlwind Dance.
PRICES— sOc and 75c.
O'Farrell Street, Between Stockton and Powell. .
Commencing To-night, March 18,
OUR GREAT NEW IMPORTATION I
10 NEW STARS 10
IiKUET and RIVIERK,
THE MARTINEZ FAMILY,
BROWN* and HARRISON.
JOHN A. COLEMAN,
„, . ■ HOWARD and WILLIAMS.
MAGEE and CRIMMINS,
THE IJKOS. FORREST,
ADELE PURVIS ON'RI,
-"' 1 LES O.UATRE DIEZ3.
Reserved Seats, 25c; Balcony, 10c; Opera Chairs
and Box Seals, 50c.
US' Secure Seats Days in Advance. _gg
WIGWAM Corner Stockton
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Commencing To-night, March 18,
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3VT3E3 A3Nr:D J--A.OI3: !
By LESTER and WILLIAMS and Their Eastern
Company, Lizzie & Vlnie Daly, Marie Rosteile, etc.
K3~ Reserved Seats, '^sc; Opera Chain, 35c;
General Admission .10c.
TO-NlGHT— Farewell Performance— Great Suc-
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A TEMPERANCK TOWN !
Secure Seats. Avoid Rush. Popular Prices.
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