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THURSDAY APP.IL 11, 1895
CITY NEWS IN BKIEP.
The Italian-Swiss Mutual Loan Association
held its annual meeting yesterday evening.
The loose way in which divorces are being
granted is under investigation by the Grand
The fiesta excursion train from Los Angeles
will not run on the schedule originallv'pub
lished. -.-., :
The racing was lumpy as usual at the track
yesterday, two only of the six favorites finish
ing in front.
A gang of thieves were rounded up near the
Mail dock on Tuesday afternoon, but only two
General F. Castellos, who was formerly an
officer under Antonio Ezeta, arrived on the
Irving M. Scott has returned from the East.
He says that a battleship and a torpedo-boat
will be built here.
A dollar fare and a special night train has
been promised to San Franciscans for the Santa
Rosa rose carnival.
Professor T. P. Bailey lectured on "Child
Study"' at the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art
The. Railroad Commissioners heard argu
ments irom railroad officials yesterday in favor
of raising freight rates on petroleum.
The Golden Gate Park Commissioners met
yesterday and elected John Kosenfeld. Com
missioner Austin was elected chairman.
The Grand Council of the Order of Chosen
Friends at its session yesterday refused to re
duce the per capita tax from $1 to 70 cents.
The presbytery yesterday decided to organize
a Presbyterian Sabbath-school Institute, to be
composed of superintendents and teachers.
Superintendent Moulder says he thinks the
School Board may get through the year
without the necessity of reducing teachers'
An attachment was levied on the Nevada
stable yesterday, the property of C. S. Willard,
on the "suit of Joseph Magner. The claim was
John Hook and Lesiie Smith, two schoolboys,
disappeared from their homes on the Ist inst.
and they have not been heard of since by their
An attachment was issued yesterday on the
stock of J. L. Salomon, jeweler. 622 Kearny
street, at the instance of Judah Boas, upon a
claim for $2752. ■•>
Quite a number of racers leave to-day to take
art in the Los Angeles races to be run during
a Fiesta week. Jockey Hinrichs goes down to
ride at the meeting.
Margaret Phillips has called for letters from
mythical correspondents at the postoffice for
eight years. She will not allow the mail-car
riers to deliver her mail.
The deed of the Ryer estate property at Third
and Market streets to Claus Spreckels was filed
in the Hall of Records yesterday, the considera
tion named being $306,000.
James Mooney, who stole a purse from Miss
Ella T. Colman in St. Boniface's Church on
Tuesday, was convicted by Judge Campbell
yesterday and will be sentenced to-day.
The Police Commissioners met last night and
dismissed the charge of neglect of duty against
Policeman Samuel H. Hansen, but fined Police
man W. J. Dodge $25 for a similar offense.
T. F. Bonnet and James Nelson defeated
Champion P. T. Donnelly and Ed Maloney at
the Occidental Handball* Court last night," and
John Purcell defeated D. M. Stanley at rackets.
J. D. L. McGaughey was arraigned in Judge
Conlan's court yesterday morning for the mur
der of Dr. J. E. Plouf and the case was con
tinued till after the Coroner's inquest is held.
The Southern Pacific of California, Geary
street, Park and Ocean Railroad, Northern Rail
way, California Pacific and South Pacific Coast
Railway held annual election of officers
The San Joaquin Valley Railway directors re
ceived an oiler yesterday of seventy miles of
right of way free through Tulare County and
depot lands at Visalia by the Visalia citizens'
There will be two courts of inquiry in the
Spreckels slander case to-day. Attorney Short
ridge and Notary Levy have been threatened
with prosecution for contempt of court by
Attorney Ach. •:; -' v .-.. ■; ..■•;
Henry Ward, from San Jose, was discovered
leaving 1549% Mission street yesterday after
noon with a lady's cloak under his arm, and
was based and captured and booked on the
charge of burglary.
11. Forsland and G. Taylor, two horsemen,
engaged in an exhibition of fisticuffs at the
conclusion of the last race at the track yester
day. The trouble was caused over the bidding
up of The Lark in a selling race.
The mile and a sixteenth handicap yesterday
was taken by the 7 to 5 favorite, Gilead, who
won a grand race in a drive from Nebuchad
nezzar. The race was run in 1:46^, excellent
time for the track, which was not last.
Leopold Wallenstein, commercial traveler,
was arrested here yesterday on a warrant
charging him with felony embezzlement, the
complaining witness being his employer, A. B.
Greenwald, tobacco-dealer, Los Angeles.
Sergeant Jesse B. Cook will to-day relieve
Sergeant H. ii. Christiansen in Chinatown, and
his squad will consist of Policemen Phillip E.
Fraher, Martin P. Cooney, Mansfield F. Joy,
James Cuillnane and James J. McShane.
Captain McFee of the Salvation Army claims
that the organization is a church, and that a
man cannot affiliate with both without violat
ing his conscience. General Booth is said tc
have issued an important proclamation on this
The new rules to be enforced by the Police
Commission are not meeting with satisfaction
on the part of the patrolmen and the patrol
cergeaats. The men object to being compelled
to wear their coats fully buttoned and to wear
uniforms after midnight.
James Sullivan, alias "Baby" Curtln, who
was charged with being implicated in the
Franklin diamond robbery on Grant avenue,
was released from custody yesterday by Judge
Low, as neither Mr. Franklin nor his two sales
men could positively identify him.
C. J. Stilwell, in his report to the Governor
through the Grand Jury as to the work being
done and the materials being used in the con
struction of the new depot foundations at the
foot of Market street, declares a practical inves
tigation needed, and blames Engineer Holmes.
Rita Balona, a young woman living at 119
Vallejcrstreet, attempted to drown herself in
the bay last night. She was taken to the Re
ceiving Hospital and soon recovered. Despond
dency at not being able to obtain. work and
having no friends to apply to for help was the
A nonsuit was granted by Judge Hunt yes
terday in the case of McAlpine against Darby
Laydon & Co. for $40,000 for the death of
plaintiff through injuries sustained while work
ing for defendants. The court held that no
negligence on the part of defendants had been
shown. - ;vr.i-
A man about 50 years of age, neatly dressed,
was found in an unconscious condition last
evening on Thirtieth avenue and Point Lobos
road ana was taken to the Receiving Hospital,
where he died shortly before midnight. It
was supposed he died from morphine poi
The Sloss-Wasserman case was on argument
all day yesterday in Judge Troutt's court. After
Attorney Galpin had concluded for defendant
Attorney Nougues replied, arguing against the
branding of both parties with the stigma of
bribery, as he claimed would be done were a
Frank J. Sullivan, a shoemaker, aged 23
years, was asphyxiated by gas at his home,
119 Chattanooga street, last Monday night.
He went into the bathroom and turned on the
gas. He partly undressed himself and, while
Kitting on the edge of the bathtub taking off
his shoes, he fell backward and died before
assistance reached him. A leak in the gas
pipe is supposed to have been the cause.
James V. . Watson, the salesman who was
committed to jail on Saturday last by Judge
Hebbard for contempt of court in refusing
to obey an order of court in the divorce suit of
Sierra H. Watson vs. James W. Watson, ap
peared in Judge Sanderson's court yesterday
on an order of examination. Eugene N. Den
prey was attorney for the plaintiff and James
Smith appeared for the defendant. After hear
ing counsel the order was denied.
Leopold Wallenstein, a traveler for A. B.
Green wald, a tobacco-dealer in Los Angeles,
was arrested here yesterday by Detective Sey
mour on a warrant charging him with felony
embezzlement. It is alleged that Wallenstein
collected between $3000 and $5000 from cus
tomers for cigars and made no returns to his
employer. An officer will arrive here from
Los Angeles to take him back there. During
the Midwinter Fair Wallenstein was the pro
prietor of a saloon near the fair grounds. ,
A few days ago Mrs. Jennie M. Stith, the wife
of Sydney Stith of 1004 Market street, fell out
of a window at 909 Jackson street and died
fifteen minutes thereafter. No| autopsy or in
quest was held, and she was buried in the
Oakland Cemetery. Her husband now wants
to collect an accident policy that was on her
life, but cannot do so because he has no
Coroner's certificate. He, therefore, wants the
body exhumed, but Coroner Hawkins has no
jurisdiction, and referred him to the Oakland
officials. ' ;< '-
THE BEAR UNO HER CUB
A Strong and Swift Launch
That Is a Chip of the
SHE CAN TOW HER MOTHER
The Little Boat so Fittingly Named
Is the Fastest of Her
Class. ■- *~
None are so awake to an eternal fitness
of things as the sailor. Not a name, not a
term on board of a vessel but was bestowed
in accordance with the leading character
istic of the object so entitled. The system
simplifies the acquiring of a knowledge of
the hundreds of minute and frequently
complex objects found on shipboard.
This principle is carried forward into the
beauty of a perfect consistency on the
revenue cutter Bear, showing how congru
ous, how alive her crew are to a finely
drawn agreement between the relationship
of things. The staunch cutter herself was
so called because of her then future work
in northern American waters, where that
animal is undoubted king of beasts, but
the culmination of name-suitability came
when they called her little steam launch
The bear is a strong vessel, her hull
sheathed with heavy planking for battle
with the ice of the north and her fine en
gines drive her many good knots every
hour over the sea. The Cub is a chip of
the old block and a fit offshoot from such
a parent. Its 17-horse power engines can
send the youngster through the water
twelve or fifteen knots. In an emergency
the whelp can tow its mother, dragging the
maternal craft quite speedily against an
ordinary tide, and could be utilized for this
filial duty in case of an accident to the cut
ter; The Cub is the fastest and best
equipped Government launch on this sta
tion and has beaten everything that has
been pitted against her. She is admirably
equipped for the work of the steamer on
the coast of Alaska and in the Bering Sea,
patrolling the waters and seal-breeding
islands of the north. .
A LENTEN EEPAST.
How to Fare Well on the Product of
' Creek and Sea in Holy
"To-morrow will be Friday, so we'll fish
the stream to-day," sang the monk, in the
days of old, when the brethren depended
upon the charity of the foresters for a fat
buck and their own skill with the angle for
the tenants of lake and stream. In this
season of mortification and prayer the city
markets make easy the path for the most
devoted abstainer from flesh meats. He
may obey the ordinance of his church and
yet not fare badly. He may, spread his
table with choice viands and not offend.
For the nets of the fishermen are in the
bay from dawn till dark to keep pace with
the increased consumption of fish.
There is so much to choose from, so
many good things with which to furnish
forth the Lenten table, that even the most
experienced caterer must needs pause be
fore making his selection. , .
He is concerned about his soup. If he
wants anything particularly rich there are
big fat turtles sprawling >on the floor. Or
he may switch off to their cousin, the ter
rapin, claiming the direct diamond-back
pedigree, but which are in reality "sliders."
The reptile is not interdicted. He is more
fish than flesh, and he is delicious when
prepared with even the most ordinary
skill. Putting aside turtle and terrapin,
there are purees of vegetables, or the
luscious crab for substitutes. The clam,
mud or sand clam, invites his attention.
Now the i latter, steamed in the shell, with
garlic sauce, have the faculty of inciting
appetite. Only their complete disappear
ance from the dish gives the signal to halt.
The asparagus this year is simply su
perb, and the artichokes are like butter.
An artichoke salad is one of the choicest
things on earth, and is ranged side by side
with cold asparagus. Yet the peas are also
inviting, so to take them all in, the Lenten
caterer makes a Russian salad, when all'
those delicious vegetables are mixed to
gether in the same proportions, the pallor
of artichoke and asparagus serving as a
foil for the light emerald of the pea. He is
fortunate if he can _ secure a few alligator
pears to blend with this toothsome com
The Boftshell crab and the shrimp lie
fraternally together on the fishmonger's
stall. Both are high class, both have their
admirers, and the wise epicure greets them '
with impartial affection. On the table at
the same time it invariably happens that
the diner will partake of a little of both.
A curry of shrimp may win the first choice,
because, as it comes steaming on the table,
it at once enlists the sense of smell, but the
crisp brown crab makes, a close second.
Then there are oysters and mussels for
another variety in this line, but the oyster
at this season is apt to be crossed in love,
and is not as plump as in the winter
months. ■'■''■;"■' :. %: v^Bgpfe(j; .'
j For bis piece de resistance, for the great
dish which is to crown the dinner, the field
is most extensive. There are shad, plump
fellows, to be examined, and the shad roe
baked with the fish is a precious morsel.
There are halibut, white as snow, flaky
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, APR 11, 1895.
and well flavored; and, beyond all, there
is the striped bass,' which claims with the
turbot the title monarch of the sea. There
are trout from the creeks and large fish
from the Truckee and Lake Tahoe. .There
are blue cod, red cod and green cod, smelt
and flounder, tomcod and sea trout and
the matada, a rock eel, for those who know
how to prepare it Spanish fashion. And
the ways in which they may be prepared
are infinite. ■".*•"'
The bouillibaise, immortalized by
Thackeray, is a royal and most pleasing
dish. Boiled cod with oyster and mussel
sauce is mostly the choice of the native of
the British Isles, and soles or turbot au
fratin are demanded by those whose tastes
aye been formed in the French restau
rants. It is not extravagant to say that
the much-vaunted Fulton market in New
York cannot compare with the California
fish-markets in variety and quality of fish.
The barracuda is more than an offset to
the Eastern bluefish. They.boast the lob
ster and | the oyster. The Pacific Coast
native is as delicate in flavor, though not
the size of the Bluepoint, and the offshore
crab can double-discount the fattest lob
ster that ever steamed in a dish at Del
monico's. In the matter of shrimps Cali
fornia has no equal on this side of the
Atlantic, but the East scores a couple of
points on softshell crabs and diamond
tacks. In all other things the lenten
diner of the West has decidedly the ad
THE EOSE CARNIVAL.
San Franciscans Can See the Festival
for a Dollar.
The San Francisco and North Pacific
Railway has acted handsomely with Santa
THE BEAR AND HER CUB.
[Sketched for the "Call" by Coulter.]
Rosa in regard to furnishing transporta
tion from San Francisco to the picturesque
carnival of roses that will take place on
May 8, 9 and 10. ~ '^i;
The carnival committee asked the "Don
ahue" railway people for a special fare
from San Francisco, that a big attendance
might be secured for the rose festival.
After thinking the matter over, the rail
way managers have determined , to give a
rate that ought to tempt crowds from this
city to spend a day in Sonoma's capital
and enjoy the rare sight of a flower fiesta.
"We will give a return ticket of $1 on
Thursday, the day of the floral parade and
battle of flowers," said R. X. Ryan, general
passenger agent of the railway, yesterday,
"and we will put on a special train at night
to carry the excursionists home after they
have seen the evening carnival."
THE RETA-WOLF TRAGEDY
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Several Subpenaed Witnesses
Fail to Appear at the
Morbid Curiosity - Seekers Who
Were Very Much
An inquest in the case of Carlo Enrico
[ Reta, who shot Adele Wolf and then him
self in the Palace Hotel last Thursday,
was begun before Coroner Hawkins yester
day. Many of the witnesses who were
subpenaed failed to appear, so the case
was only partly heard. None of the rela
tives of the murdered girl were present,
but they are expected to be in attendance
at the next session.
T. J. O'Neill, the assistant detective at
the Palace Hotel, testified that Miss Wolf's
sister called at the hotel in a state of great
excitement on Thursday afternoon about
4 o'clock. She said that Reta and Adele
were away together, and that judging from
a note sent to their home on Leavenworth
street, Keta intended to kill her sister.
An examination of the register showed in
which room the couple were, and when
O'Neill and Detective Glennon went to it
they found them dead in bed. The couple
went to the hotel shortly after mid
night Wednesday. '
In answer to a question asked by a
juror, O'Neill said he did not know whether
Reta and Miss Wolf were under the infi
ence of liquor or not when they arrived at
the hotel, and they were dead when found
in the room. - -'" " r V*- :;
Frederick Dadero of 826 Bush street was
well acquainted with Reta. He had a con
versation with him on the Wednesday
night of the suicide. Reta then seemed
cheerful and never said a word about sui
cide. Dadero never heard of Reta being
Officer Butterworth was called as a wit
ness, but he knew nothing at all about the
case. He went to the Palace Hotel in re
sponse to a telephone message and saw the
The Coroner's office was crowded with
morbid curiosity-seekers during the taking
of the testimony, all of whom seemed dis
appointed because the case was postponed.
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ROSENFELD ELECTED. . •
The Park Commissioners Meet and 11©
'".... organize Their Board.
The Golden Gate Park. Commissioners
met yesterday and elected John Rosenfeld
a member of the board. Commissioner'
Joseph Austin was elected president of the
board in the place of W. W. Stow.
A set of resolutions complimentary to
the late chairman was adopted.
After some discussion upon the museum
a committee on that new feature was ap-
Eointed composed of Jacob L. Davis, M.
[. de Young and Irving M. Scott.
The committee's duty will be to obtain
contributions to the museum and in every
way possible improve it.
William J. Florence in the "Almighty Dol
lar. is immortalized by the cigar named after
his great play. • •
GRAND JURORS ON WATER
The Spring Valley Company's
Officials May Be In- "•
JUDGES ACT AS WITNESEES.
The Alarming Increase in Divorces
Is to Be Closely Inves
The Grand Jury held a brief session yes
terday, which was brief , principally on
account of its being smoked out. Though
it is getting very warm toward the end of
the session, several of the members had a
nervous chill, as they expected counter
charges would be presented from the two
factions in the^ Board of Supervisors.
Both sides are maintaining positions of
masterly inactivity, and no communica
tions came from them.
The chill caused a desire to have the
rooms heated. Coals were heaped high in
the grate and the fire was started. The
flue was like the factions of the Board of
'Supervisors, in a state of masterly inac
i tivity, and refused to draw. The smoke,
I therefore, filled the Grand Jury room and
the members were smoked out. They
sought refuge in District Attorney Barnes'
private office, and the sixteen who were
present crowded into the small room.
Two new matters were principally dis
cussed by the grand jurors. The mem
bers of the present Grand Jury seem to be
no respecters of persons, for though they
have not yet commenced the investigation
which may end in the indictment of some
or all of the solid eight in the Board of Su
pervisors, they brought before them v two
Superior Judges of this city with the idea
of getting some information in regard to
the way the great increase of divorces in
the Superior Courts has been brought
about. Judge Wallace and Judge Hunt
were before the jury, but nothing of im
portance was elicited from them. The in
vestigation will be continued.
A possible sensation can be foreseen in
the summoning of Hermann F. A. Schuss
ler, chief engineer of the Spring Valley
Water Works, who was brought before
the jury yesterday to answer interroga
tories in regard to the charges made -by.
Mayor Sutro that the Spring valley Water
Company is furnishing impure water to
the citizens of San Francisco. Schussler
was closely questioned by Foreman Gagan
and other members of the Grand Jury in
regard to the condition of the water supply
of his company. He maintained that all
water furnished the city was as pure as it
could be. He denied that the water of
Lake Merced and other places, when put
in the mains, was ever impure.
The members of the Grand Jury clearly
indicated that they would make a thor
ough investigation of Mayor Sutro's
charges. The feeling of the jurors seems
to be that the Spring Valley Water Com
pany is not serving its customers with pure
water. It also appeared that they will se
cure the services of some able man who
cannot be influenced by friends or by
money to give a correct ' report on the con
dition of the various waters furnished by
the Spring Valley Water Works.
THE WATER RATES.
Some Questions Referred to the City
and County Attorney for His
The Water Committee of the Board of
Supervisors held another of its sittings for
the discussion of the water rates and the
relation of the laws thereto last evening,
but got no further than a discussion. The
water company was represented by Messrs.
Kellogg and Booker and the full committee
Mr. Taylor held to his plan.of raising the
rates on the hydrants of the city to the
proportionate relief of the ratepayer and
to the fixing of the uniform rate, to all con
sumers as required by the text of the law.
Mr. Kellogg expressed the belief that this
law was unconstitutional, but the mem
bers of the committee would not go into
that question, believing that they must
follow the law as they find it.
, Two resolutions were passed asking the
advice of the City and County Attorney,
first as to j the . right of the committee to
levy a tax to meet the water bill, such as
would follow the raising of the hydrant
rate from $2 60, as now, to $10. and, again,
as to their right to fix j a uniform rate to
the ' ratepayer, to take the place of the
sliding scale which runs from 30 to 13 cents
in favor of the large consumers. l? ,
It is I expected the opinions will be at
band by! next meeting night, and that
then the committee will determine upon a
Chased and Captured.
;. Henry Ward, who j recently came here from
San Jose, rented a room in the lodging-house of
Mrs. Sipple, 1549J4 Mission street, yesterday
afternoon, but . was careful not to pay in ad
vance. Shortly afterward he was discovered
taking a survey of the different rooms, : and
Mrs. Hippie saw him leave the house with ' a
lady's cloak under his arm. She raised a hue
and cry and Ward started off at a rapid pace.
Several people Joined in the chase after him
and 3he was captured "< on Folsom street and
handed over r' to Special Officer Delman. He
was booked at the Seventeenth-street station
on the charge of burglary.
Journals, ledger?, cash and all other blank
books at bottom prices. Sanborn,; Vail <& Co. *
VETERAN POLICE SKETCHES.
Captain William Y. Douglass was born
on June 30, 1826, in New York City. He
chose a seafaring life, and on August 1, 1849,
arrived at this port as second mate of the
ship Pacific. Becoming seized with the gold
fever, as was usually the case in those days,
he went to Mormon Island, on the American
River, and took a hand at placer mining. He
fell sick and returned to the city. He took
command of a vessel on a voyage to the
Sandwich Islands and back. He was in=
trusted with the sale of the vessel, and that
ended his seafaring life. On December 18,
1856, he was appointed to the police force.
In less than two years afterward, on August
16, 1858, he was promoted to the position of
captain, which he has held continuously ever
THEATER AID CONCERT
Plays That Are Only Running j
This Week— Some Easter
One of Joseph Hayden's Sympho
nies Rendered by Local
"The Lightning's Flash," with its melo
dramatic situations, that keep the audi
ence on tenterhooks of surprise as to
what dreadful thing will happen next,
continues to hold the boards successfully
at Morosco's. William Burress, whose
sprightly acting enlivens the melo
dramatic woe of the piece, has made quite
a hit with his topical song, which is pro
duced for the first time in San Francisco.
In one respect "The Lightning's Flash"
resembles the thrilling serials which after
working up the reader to the agony pitch
end abruptly with "To be continued in our
next." "The Lightning's Flash' ' is contin
ually showing the performers in agonizing
situations, from which there seems no possible
escape but by death, and just when the audi-
Dorothy Morton in "A Bathing Girl."
ence is waiting breathlessly to see them throw
up the sponge, down goes the curtain, and the
scene changes to situations if possible more
harrowing than the last.
Large houses continue to he the rule at the
California, where the great American drama,
"The Girl I Left Behind Me," is presented. The
last performance of the piece will be given on
Sunday evening next. The last matinee takes
place Saturday. . , "
Peter F. Dailey and his company of comedians
open at the California on Monday evening next
in John J. McN&lly's successful farce, "A Coun
On Monday evening, April 15, J. K. Emmett
Jr. will appear at Stockwell's Theater under
the management of Friedlander, Gottlob & Co.
for the first time in San Francisco in his de
lightful comedy, entitled "Fritz in a, Mad
house," which has proven itselt an excellent
vehicle to display Mr. Emraett's talents.
At the Baldwin on Monday evening next the
first performance in this city will be given of
the new operatic extravaganza "The Bathing
Girl." It is to be presented by the Fencing Mas
ter Opera Company. Miss Dorothy Morton ap
pears as the prima donna.
. "The Bohemian Girl" is still doing well at
the Tivoli. It will be succeeded on Monday by
the burlesque of "Robinson Crusoe." r
At the Orpheum Stuart and Binns and Binns
have all caught ;on ■ well with the public, and
the old performers in new sketches are doing
well. .:■.' - .'>'/ '. - ■•'•-' '• -■ ' "'-•;•'.
PRITZ SCHEEL CONDUCTED.
A Successful Concert Given by the Philhar
; monic Society. . p.^^^
. About two months ago the Philharmonic So
ciety gave a concert under a conductor whom
it is not necessary to -name. Last night they
gave another concert in Odd Fellows' Hall, un
der Scheel's baton, and when the two perform
ances | are ! compared |it is impossible |to help
confessing that Scheel is endowed wltn some of
Dr. Hans Rich ter 's - talent ' for ; gathering to
gather heterogeneous materials and welding
them at short notice into an orchestra.
This does not of course mean that anything
like the Richter standard was aimed at last
night, but any one who heard the Philhar
monic amateurs floundering through Men
delssohn's "Italian Symphony," at their recent
concert, would have found it hard to believe
that in two short months they could be edu
cated up to rendering anything in as finished
and spirited a manner as they gave Mosz
kowsky's suite "From All Nations" last night.
The Philharmonic Society has a fondness for
symphonies, and the one chosen for perform
ance last night was Haydn's "Le Midi." The
orchestra had been weeded, sojto speak, for the
occasion, brass and wood being reduced to a
minimum, which lessened the chances of be
ing palpably out of tune.
It is true that the strings were scarcely able
to compete with the technical difficulties
of the florid execution that Haydn, like
most of the old masters, requires, but the or-
I chestra showed an intelligent appreciation of
j the delicate beauty of the work and most of
I the symphony was listened to with real pleas
j ure by the audience. In the second movement
> J. Willard, the concert-master, showed consid
erable cleverness in performing his violin
In all the members last night there was evi
dence of style and expression. This was par
ticularly evident in the before-mentioned
"From All Nations." The Spanish, German
and Hungarian numbers were given, and the
first and last particularly brought down the
warmest applause; indeed the orchestra was
forced to repeat the "Hungarian" number.
It was in Raff's "Evening," from "Messengers
of Spring," that the performers, like so many
Trilbys, stood most in need of a Svengali to
hypnotize them into making music in tune.
The discord in "Evening" was so general that
it was hard to point to any particular set of in-
I struments as the culprits, but as this was the
one blot on a really agreeable concert, the au
dience applauded as ii the Raff number had
gone smoothly.* y ■■% : .: : ;'
Miss Regina Newman, the vocalist, was a
very welcome addition to the entertainment.
The timbre of her voice was penetrating and
sweet, though the notes were rather weak in
the middle register. She phrased nicely and
sang with expression. \:;;v;, M. E.
■ FIEST APPEASAFOE.
The Mozart Symphony Ohio Has Arrived
Prom New York.
This evening the Mozart Symphony
Club gives its first concert in this city at
the auditorium of the Young Men's Chris
tian Association. The proceeds will be de
voted to the furnishing fund of the new
association building. »':;;••
This will be the first appearance of the
club before the public in this city. During
the past few years they have gained an en
viable reputation for their excellent music,
and have had a very large hearing in every
city where they have appeared. The club
is composed of the following artists: Otto
Lund, violin soloist; Theo Hoch, violin ;
Richard Stoelzer, viola ; Mario Blodeck,
violoncello; assisted by Miss Cecilia
Breams, prima donna soprano; Mile. Zoe
de Vielle, contralto.
J. K. Emmett appeared in "Fritz in a Mad
house" at the Macdonough last evening. His
songs and acting brought forth applause, espe
cially his "Lullaby" and "Bubbles." which
were encored. J. K. Emmett makes his last ap
pearance to-night. Next attractions: April 19,
Herr Fritz Scheel in a grand concert; April 29,
for four consecutive performance, "The Girl I
Left Behind Me." '
Ethel Brandon's Tour.
Ethel Brandon will begin her annual spring
tour at the People's Theater," Oakland, on the
15th inst., appearing in "The Power of Love,"
"Coralie" ana "A Beautiful Woman."
At the solicitation of the many friends of the
members of the Stanford University who gave
so delightful a performance of "Pinafore" at
Palo Alto on Friday evening last, they have de
cided to repeat the opera in this city at Stock
well's Theater on Saturday evening next.
ELECTED OLD OFFICIALS.
Five Southern Pacific Corpora
tions Meet in Annual
Shares Were Well Represented and
Various Interests Re
It was a day of annual meetings and
elections . in the Southern Pacific offices at
Montgomery and Market streets yesterday.
Five y corporations affiliated 'with the
Southern v Pacific Company elected \ officers
for another year, or more truly, went
through the form of ; re-electing \ the men
who hare v for years presided over j the
destinies of ■ these intermingled organiza
tions with success.
The California Pacific Railroad stock
holders met and elected T.H. Hubbard,
N. T. Smith, J. L. Willcutt, C. P. Hunting
ton, ;W. :H. Crocker, H. \E. Huntington
and , Charles Q. Lathrop to the board of ,
directors. Out of a total number of 120,*
000 shares 85,683 were voted. :
• Shareholders of the Northern Railway
held their annual session and elected as
directors for the ensuing year H. E. Hunt
ington, W. H. Crocker, Charles F. Crocker,
N. T. Smith and C. G. Lathrop. As many
as 127,409 shares out of a total stock of
128,960 were voted.
C. P. Huntington, H. E. Huntington, 0.
F. Crocker, F. H. Hubbard, N. T. Smith,
C. G. Lathrop and A. N. Towne were
elected directors of the South Pacific Coast
Railway. The total stock consists 'of
60,000 shares, and of these 59,900 were
represented at the meeting. /'*.'.
The Southern Pacific Railroad Company
of California held its annual meeting ana
re-elected its board of directors, who there
upon organized as follows:
Charles F. Crocker, president; H. E.
Huntington, vice-president; J. E. Gates,
second vice-president; N. I). Smith, treas
urer; J. L. Willcutt, secretary; Charles G.
Lathrop and A. N. Towne.
The Geary -street, Park and Ocean Cable
Railway Company re-elected its board of
directors as follows: Charles F.Crocker,
resident; Adam Grant, vice-president;
. D. Smith, treasurer; J. L. Willcutt, sec
retary; R.F.Morrow, H. E. Huntington
and F. S. Douty.
The different interests in the Southern
Pacific Company were not interfered with
in their representation on the respective
boards of directors. Everything in the
management continues as before.
George K. Fitch has sued the heirs of Frank
Johnson to clear title to property on the corner
of Filbert and Webster streets, purchased re
cently at the Kate Johnson sale.
The California Wire Works have sued the
stockholders of the Piedmont Cable Company
for $16,826 83, value of steel rails sold to the
The Bank of San Luis Obispo has sued James
T. Murphy for $6712 90 due on a promissory
note. ■'■"'■-'_ ■■■■■
Photographers complain that women's
sleeves are so enormous nowadays that the
utmost skill has to be used in posing a
subject in order to get them into a picture.
Somebody devised the ingenious idea of
turning the ordinary cabinet photo side
ways, and in that manner the huge leg o*
muttons get a full show. Bicycle-sweaters
with big sleeves are in evidence.
AL. HAYMAN Ji CO. (Incorporated), Proprietor
SEATS READY TO-DAY
For the special engagement, limited to one wee&>
Commencing Monday, April 15,
Of Coverly «fc Hughes' New Operatic Extravaganza,
(Pleasantly Satirizing Anglomania),
Presented with the full strength of the^'FENCINO-
MASTER" Company, . including Miss Dorothy
Morton. Miss Bertha Bayllss, Miss Marion Lang«
don, Messrs. Stephens, Girard. Torrence, Lieblee.
Chorus and Ballet of 60. Signor Tomasi
Ax. Haymas _ Co. (Incorporated) Proprietor*
LAST MATINEE SATURDAY.
The Popular Success,
THE GIRL I LEFT
The Great American Drama of Love and War.
Next "Week— Monday, April 15,
A COUNTRY SPORT!
Seats Ready To-day.
Mks. Ebnestin-b Kkkhxa Proprietor <fc Manages
S9i^[j|?jai"oME WEEK ONLY
BALFE'S OPERA OF SONGS,
"TBE ■ BOHEMIAN - fiißjli
ALICE NIELSEN— as— ARLINE. -t^M
MONDAY, April 15— A WHIRLWIND OF FUN,
LITTLE ROBINSON CRUSOE J
. ; —
Popular Prices— 2sc and 5Qc.
The Handsomest Family Theater In America.' .
WALTER MOROSCO. . . Sole Leasee and Manager
THIS EVENING AT 8.
FIRST PRODUCTION IN AMERICA
Of Arthur Shirley's Realistic Drama, -?"S?
"THE LIGHTMG'S FLASH I"
Evening Prices— 2sc and 60c.
Family Circle and Gallery, 10c.
Matinees Saturday and Sunday. " ' •
Seats on bale from 9 a. m. to 10 p. m.
O'Farrell Street, Between Stockton and Powell. ••
Commencing To-Night, Monday, April 8,
NOVELTY UPON NOVELTY!
17-BRILLIANT STARS 1-17
"STUART," the World's Greatest Male Soprano.
BINNS and BINNS, Celebrated Music Comedians.
ELECTRIC Quartet, famous Vocal Entertainers.
DILLON BROTHERS, Peerless Original Parodists.
THE NAWNS, Inimitable Character Artists.
BRCETand RIVIERE, Premier French Duetists.
UNA and VANI MAZUZ and ABACCO, Etc
Reserved Seats, 25c; Balcony, 10c; Opera Chairs .
and Box Seats, 50c. ,y ■ ■'""'.'
And Venetian Water Carnival,
Corner Eddy and Mason streets.
CLIFF PHILLIPS. Proprietor and Manager
Commencing Saturday Night, April 13th
Mm CLEOPATRA BALLET!
50 — -MARCH OF THE AMAZONS 50
MATINEE FOR LADIES AND CHIL- V
DREN DAILY AT 2:15 P. M.
MATINEE (-Parquet.... 25c. Dress Circ1e.... 250
J Box Seats...... 50c.
PRICES— (Children, to any part of house, 150
- EVENING PRICES:
Parquet and Dress Cirple 26c and 50c; Gallery 15c.
THE MOZART SYMPHONY CLUB
OF NEW YORK
At the Young Men's Christian Association Audi-
torium, Mason and Ellis streets,. THURSDAY
EVENING, April 11. First appearance of this
world-renowned Musical Club, consisting of the '
following artists: Otto Lund, violin soloist; Theo.
Hoch, violin; Richard Stoelzer, viola; Mario Blo-
deck, violoncello; assisted by Miss Cecilia Braenis.
Mile. Zoe de Vielle. Tickets, 60 cents to all parts of
the house; on sale at Sherman, Clay & Co.'s. This I
will be the musical treat of the season. They have
been playing to crowded houses throughout the I
country. ' '-,■ •. • • • ' ' ■ >:
LAST NIGHT. TO-NIGHT.
MR. J. K. EMMET
• .- - In bis latest success,
"FRITZ IN A MADHOUSE."
New Songs. . New Dances. , Popular Prices.
RUNNING _WJ_J_A«*> RUNNING •
RACES! SffitS RACES!
CALIFORNIA JOCKEY CLUB RACES,
m BAY DISTRICT TRACK,
COMMENCING SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 1894
Races Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
; Thursday, Friday and Saturday— Rain
or Shine. -; ; -/'- ■- ■■ ■■'.:
Five or more races each day. Races start at _
p. m. sharp. McAllister and Geary streetcars past I