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FRIDAY. -- ■■■■MAY 17,1895
■'. A contest to the will of Susan Crooks has been
• filed, by her sonV^annel CroofcsT " . '
•'• The way passenger ticket arents perfected
; >. their ccrs past yesterday on rates. . .
■■■■ There were more :Bcanda!ocs revelations in
:. tne LoorkiH^piers trial yesterday.
■ The '■■•• "triursday evening concert took
".place- }a>;. : &:....ht «t the" Art Institute. ;
" '• . • The T*i » €Iro pissed , a fear "pleasAnt hoars
law ey.e?ins:ii».«ntertauilng its lady friends.
/ .^An^ntertal^ent was given last night by
. th* QeEtlepiaii's Sodality ■of St.- Irnauos
; (Lauren::.. ■••; -. . . . ■":..-,
.1 " The- winners- at tie racetrack yesterday were'
L*ba L, Amette, Morven, Miss BnekieV and
::Jjoac'ie 8... ■■": -.:■■■■ "■ '' i
:\.-MiuUd Comss, ; the water front life-saver,
•^•rescaew • three men ; yesterdar from droTninz
. : i a bay. ''•.. • . ■ ■
."• . SstrnelL Harrod, barber, 701 ■ Fifth avence,
■ ,w%s..arr|st*d;. yesterday for violating the Sttn
•day^closlnsact, .- ■:'/ ■ . • .• .
The. 'Contest in the Fair will case has been
. ■postponed by stipulation till a week from
;ne^t.Tht>rsday.- ••,-":'■" ..'■..■...■.•.
;•■ . f< tipi. McCool," Dion BoucicAnlt's military
. ora^s. opened for a four-Bights' -run at the Al
-:'eaiar lii.t ; night. : ■ . . .• :•
;■: "ATiFsther forecast for to-day: Fair: nearly "sta-
Vt:«i&r?tcinperatare, brisk to high westerly jo
;.nprth*ily winds. ->.*.'.[ ' ■....•.,'.•.•
•'.; Afire la two buildings en Front -street, be
■: tsteen .V*ii* jo and Broad war, laat night earned
.; a $4000. • , . • ... ;-.
.':•■•. Thie.Portia Lixr Club lisreced to alecttirebT
„.; AJeiiSdre Eeryerotlast evening on "Woman's
:'• Pi- -in Religion-"; ■■'.■: .•' ■ — ■ i
'■'■'■Tii.e trial of Charles .-. Ininan for the Tanrder
vof Cora Rice, a dive actress, has commenced in
• Jnd^e.TtVailace's oar?. ■ ; .-.".- ;
'; Two -faJnans: W. C. T. 9. lecturers— Mrs;
;.£teitile.a Matthews and Miss Ellen Pash— will [
;' Artive- ishoriiy^fr&in England. .. ; • ■• ■ :■ .' •
: '. Her.: Siefin was knocked down by a de
' liver- wagon while .crcssinj -.Eleventh; and
.Mis&Soa streets and .had his scalp badly cut.
'". ... itaior. -Clinton B. Sears, corps of engineers, U.
'■.B'.:A^,it vislUa? -in Francis«r»aiter ac absence
• yoi. twenty years, and is at the Palace Hotel. • -
■ ■ : Fnmi j,:Crox. who is wanted in . Oakland for
\ s:eabnip. two bicycles, was arrested yesterday
: fcjr Detectives Bee and Harper and taken across
•;thib»y;; •:.••. ■:•= ' • ;. • ■■;■:■■ ■■■■: .:.'■:;•;
■••• Henry Rath. traveller salesman for Strict
.. fnss- * Oprel. ehrar manufacturers, was ar-.
: res-ted yesterday en the charge pf.ieloriyem
■•; lrsizieiaea.t. • • . . : r . •'.:.- ■• "-';• ■ .
Action on the protest of property-owners
•.■■■against granting a. franchise, lor a steam, tall-. 1
: road -on . Baiiroad avenue was. postponed for i
•• three weeks by the Supervisors' Street Commit-:
-*r. ■ ■„ .■ ■■' ;. ■-;.'. : ; r-. -i ■.■.■■.■
■•' : '..' A ill -ho swindled a Mission-street grocer
' out of- ?~2Q yesterday was captured by Dr. S. A.
Tpttxtg, 140 .Elevenm street, and compelled 10'
'refund the money.. ■; .•.'.■.■.. : ■ .•••■:.'■;.'•■.'-.
.■■• ■•The schooner John G. North arrived yester
ds.y iron Honolulu in a leaking condition, end .
. oaiy- thexdnsjant use of. the pomps: kepi the
. Veiielfrom sinking. • ; .■••;• .'. '•.■'..•','■ • ... • .- ,
r • Three we aes of the executive board of the-
Woiem's Congress Association spoke .ehthus
• iastically yesterday of the successful prospect?
cf the coming- congress. .'.'■; ■ . •
• The British ship Speke arrived from Antwerp
'yesterday, 334 days on. . On the voyaze she
lost two aer. overboard and had to torn back
■ vOthe Fa.i».&7td Islands for repairs. -
.;. William Poeheler, a teastster, attempted to
breat uptheraafes*of the Btlntttoa Array on
. - Star*-.-- street I&st nisht. and was arrested for
battery upon three oi the soldiers.
; Charles Faber was arrested by Detective Giti
aoii and Revenue Agent Thomas last evening
for petty larceny. He »as the companion of
' £. £. £i3ion in raiding Chinese stores- -•
. The California Sible Society will erect & five- !
story tinildin?, with mansard roof, on tie north j
lice'of MeAlu^ter street, west of Hyde. It -alii |
be 1-7 :t»i97 jd ieet ::. sire, and will be finished
is the latest isodern manner.
Bert Ajaworth, who was arrested on May 7
for vazranCT and released on his own recog- j
Eizai;-. 1 * "by Vustsce of :he l"«ce Groeziaeer,
> fa:»»d to appear In Joacb'irasen's court I
yesterdny cad a bench warrant was Usaedior
Li; trrest. flpKHWfiS^tt
The VaUey road route below Fresno was dis
cussed by • the directors yesterday. • A second }
uaetißKSl cf 1O per cent was levied, and the
t-olicy oi Claus 3 ; reckeia will be carried out in
his absence. , ' "v: : ■:*
. The k^luticn for good pavements has come i
U* s co'alitton where ma»s-ineeiinss will be i
held,cerisai:entorgaair»tious will be formed, J
and all . -*« will work jugeiher for ;L« one j
object—^decent streetE. '■
■ DaVid £-:•;:. the .carpenter who fin from
the . second story" of the Parrott building; on
.': ' Wednesday and iractured his'stull, died at the
'.. Rectivii^ Hospital ast evening and the body I
\. was taken to the iforcue: ;
■ -' Thetabieaas given by young ladies in society f
*tthe Palace las: evening under the rnanaze- j
■ -jiset cf the Misse- .-.row and Mrs. ranees ■)
; •iasec:on for thebea?St of .the Girls' Exchange, i
.'■sir'aa i very brtiliast affair. . . |
All the Methodist Episcopal .Sunday-schools
: 'of :taii .City unite in a picnic to Gienwood,
•Vttuta.Crar MOwntalns. to-morrow. " The boat
'■-will liave foot of Market street, narrow-gauge
"(depot, at a :15 tomorrow aoroing.
■"■ . The delegates, of ihe .Federation of Improve* i
EeptCiEfca at a Jseetiisg.held iast a>lit, pc- |
"■ lUiobed ihe 'Board of superrisors to i recon- ;
| t.ld<r;-.Ui£ir action in orflering the thntjlng off '
•■ *f rtftXisy » :u. :.iz for the next dx ■ eeksin order !
:: tosa'Tetsailey*. .
;.■..• JecniieCany, 237. -i- Jose avenue, was as- }
. .Bi*tr;g a lady will hss buefy at Eighteenth \
" '..a'isd. leaver streets yesterday afternoon ' when
... one of tht &ori<t» kiex«.d him on the right leg,
■ t.r-eaXihg- botn boti'es above the" ankle. He was
• : Ui*a ty .the Reoe:v:u HospitaL. •
■.■>T%* Fourth cf July Committee met last night. 0
The Half-million dobcaptared the committee
• :.orear;jf*tiou and passed a resolntion no; r to {
'. aLUiw ioreign nags in the' procession. E. L. j
roTter-w**' elected." grand marshal and C. J.
; . King president of tte committee. 0 _
! -John Kil'.afa.'a farmerifrom Santa Ross, vis
ited, the Midway Pltisance on Wednesday night
»a* yesterday Etorhicg was :.--:.- unconscions
. ..on Market «treei.with his pockets empty. He
cia>m'eA.-wheri- he recovered at the Receiving
' .HoSp.Hal, that .- had been drugsred.
• "jifft." Amelia. to.sta his* entered stilt In the
Superior Court tor the possession of her child,!
which, she 'alleges, was ;i-.iiawiully taken from !
'■ her while a: '-Sir;.. • -• r> .y-ing-in-hospftal at I
- 9*jy Howard street seven months ago' and given
so Mrs.'J.,Wiesmann;of 1940 Market street
: Much brtterii'e!ss.bas developed in the Worth
. ineton triaL .Yesterday members of the Bad
: • delev family oteuiy resented resections on
Henry Baddtiey, teading to show ms relations I
with the 'defendanVand the opposing counsel, i
. over another matter, nearly came to blows.
" The proposition to consolidate the Mercantile
library with the Free Public Library a being
favorably considered by a large number of
, these interested in both institutions. This
■■ union would give San Francisco the largest free
- library in the United states outside of Boston.
" -• Dimond says iha: the National
" Guard will be reduced to less than sixty cob
.; : pau;es; and that all will be folly equipped. He
••' rtsrreie the condition of . the iniiiti*, &nd , hail*
" W:: i. dehght the prompt and determined action
.6* Governor Budd In reorganizing and improv
• ing it.- ..... ■ .;.;• : ,'i" .•"" - t; WßSo&tßßs®££fi
■'At the"meeting of the ; Supervisors* Street
• auttee yesterday it was | reported that the
'■Marker-street: Railway Company was tearing
"- up' " tracks- on Fillmore street, between Turk
' and-Gclden Gate avenue, ■without having given
:"• foriy-eighf hours notice of tatentioa. -•; Work
: wjM-ordered -stopped cntil such notice bad been
Si filed. "■; ;, ./v ::."■ "'^' ',: '. '^ '-': ' >■ - ;: ■;■■'.
5" ' ■ The Street Coniinittee of the3o*rd of Scper-'
" viiors- yesterday voted - favorably upon the
• specifications as to rock and bitumen proposed
'" by Superintendent of Streets Ash worth, .in
' Which the latter favors the Eattler test, and
thereof blue ana gray rocks as against his
• former recoaiiEendauon*. t tuperrlsoi Spreck
els voted in the negative, .
• "'• The small pupils of the Occidental Free Kin-, j
' dergarten, at 214 second street, held their an
•.■nnai, picnic at Golden Gate Park Wednesday.
• The cnildrtn were given »ruQ-ireedoni in the
playgj-auryl, and *the iaerry-gc-rounds; swings,
donkeys and goats were kept going all day.*. An
.• ample luncheon was provided for;, the * little
": ones by the ■aaagen of the Kindergarten As
■.>oct*::oa, after which the ! children took part
in games and plays, under the direction of Miss
Martha Bullocs, the principal.* ;
•«' - Ev*nge!l»t : Henry Varley's discourse at : the
" United Presbyterian : Church on Golden Gat*
.- avenue and -Polit street last evening warn .The
• Leprous King and the Cleansed Prophet.' "i The
• reverend ; : gentleican opened by reading II
. Chrcnicles xxvi, pointing, out ■ the leprosy of
;.UJ4th, the King. ',. ;. - ;*
... The '. speaker turned to - Isaiah's case and
. showed ihe great contrast— how^ the prophet
:,• us cleansed by the live coal : from the • aitar,
ana after a few pointed iliuetxauons closed the
„ meeting. ■. ,;„-. ■ -,- -. - v":-^.,.-.: :,.^.'--'- : :' l-r~.i'\
. Mr. Vtrley will conduct services is the same
church Lois, evening. '
Arrival of the Overdue British
Ship Speke From Ant
A Voyage Which Lasted Nearly a
Yeai — Driven to the East
ward by Winds.
. The British ship Spekei Captain \V"ainf
wright. arrived in port . yesterday rnorn
iag,Ssi; days out from Antwerp, with a
genera! cargo of merchandise^ She sailed
up the harbor with a fresh. westerly breeze
behind. with everything set to Eh sky
sails. 'She looked as trim as- a man-of
war, with her big reach of canvas clisten
ing in the . sunshine, and no one who
her ; imagined for • a moment the terrible
experience through which she had passed
since she left the port of Antwerp. ■ •.• .
..'Death and disaster followed in her wake
across two oceans and the Eton: old ship
came near- going to the bottom and con
signing her crew to. Davy Jones* locker on
more occasions than one during her event
ful voyage.- ' .. • .'.'■.. ■
- The Speke sailed, from Antwerp on June
[Sketched by a "Cali" artist.]
6 last. She had a comfortable time 01 it
until August 2?. when she ran into a hur
ricane. It had been blowing pretty fresh
the day before and on the morning of the ,
23d the storm broke in all its fury. The
reefed foresail was blown into ribbons and
the shreds of the jib. foretopmast staysail
and the main topmast staysail went fiying
through the s-kv. torn from their bolts by ;
the nercenesa of the gale.
First Mate Bmton, a lively Liverpool j
lad. led the men aloft to take in sail. The
canvas formed the poor fellow's shroud.
He was in the fore rigring and was last
seen by the carpenter. "With the strength
of a young giant he was fathering in the
sail when the canvas was blown from the
bolt rcpes and he was carried o2 with it
and thrown into the sea.
This, was only the beginning of the trou
bles of the Speke. Big seas swept over her .
decks, carrying everything before theou
The relieving tackles of the tiller were car
ried away, and a number of seamen were
badly hurt by the force of the water.
On the following day the gale moderated .
to a considerable extent^ but there was
still a fresh "wind blowing^ with high cross
seas running. The ship labored neavily,
■sr::h every rope stretched and every bolt
straining,' with -the umbers creaking and
the yards shaking in the blast. The amid
ship steering. gear was carried away and a
new topmast staysail which had just been \
bent was spl.:.
A second staysail was bent, bat it scon
followed the course of its mate. Smooth
weather followed, the storm lasting until
September 2. and the interval was filled in
by the crew repairing the damage.
Five days later Cape Horn was passed in
Hm face of strong westerly winds.
Ori September 12, in latitude 58 deg. 30
in::., south, and longitude 76 dee. west, a
second hurricane was encountered. At
one time the ship was almost on her
beam ends, and the sea made a complete
breach over the vessel, washing every
thing moveable on deck overboard. The
crane of the lower main topsail-yard broke
and the rivets in the main and fore caps
were snapped. The fastenings in the fore :
and main top gave way. and the bolts
which secured the- main topgallant and
royal stays were broken, and considerable
of the ironwork aloft "aras smashed.
The- crew was sent into the rigging, and
while assisting in furling the miizen top
sail. J. Anper, an ordinary seaman, was
hurled off the yard into the tea.
The gale continued without intermission
until the lTtb. during which time the ship
had drifted :o the eastward from longitude j
?6rieg. west- to longitude 70 dee. 30 mm. i
west. For two days after. this" the gaje j
moderated and finally fell to a cahn.
On the 17th a gale* sprung up and the j
wind blew so ham that 'the ship was hove
down until she was again almost on her
beam ends. The seas swept the vessel from
stem to stem, smashing everything on I
deck- The cabin skylight was shivered to
bits, and the cabin and' storeroom were
flooded. The forecastle was filled with
water and the bedding and clothing of the
crew were soaked.
The sails were blown out of the gaskets,
and the seamen were knocked down on the
deck like so many ninepins. Of the whole
shin's company there were only nine men ■
left to lend a hand at trimming saiis.
With nine- men on duty it was a difßcuft
|ob to ran the ship, bnt the captain pulled
her out of her difficulty and set her on an
even- keel once more.
The ship was drifting to the eastward all
the while, and from September 12 to the
17th sne lost 300 miles on her course. The
morning of September 25 opened with a
pretty stiff breeze, wbion gradually in
creased to a hurricane. Mountainous seas
poured over the decks, the amidship
wheel chains parted and the relieving
tackles gave way. The rudder took com
pieie charge of the ship for upward of an
hoar. The screw gear aft was disabled ,
and the rudder pintles were very badly i
strained. The rudder chains -were con- <
nected temporarily by shackles, but it was
found impossible to put the rudder bard
over to starooard.
The cargo had shifted meanwhile and
the ship had a hard list to starboard. The :
bulwark stanchions were started and the ■
cement in the hold began to run out
through the waterway.
For several days the captain tried to get
the 3teering eear straightened out, bat
without success, and then he decided to ■
pat back to the Falkland Islands. Th* :
Speke arrived at Port Stanley on Octooer .
4 and remained there until February 7, :
undergoing repairs.
From Port Stanley strong westerly gales \
were experienced to the westward of Cape I
Horn. The ship had to go north along the :
coast of Chile:
She dropped into latitude 31 dcg. south j
and longitude 73 deg. west before she pot
a chance to go to the westward. After slie
(tot into the wake of the westward winds
she had a very pleasant passage to port,
although she fay in a calm from 23 north
to 33 nortn. On April 28 "she spoke the
American bark Enoch Talbot, and for the
• Q miles to port she was twenty-two
days out.
TVUHam Poeheler, a Teamster, Arrested
for Battery Upon Members of the
Salvation Army.
There was aa exciting scene for a few
minutes on Market street, opposite Powell,
about 8 o'clock last night. The detach
ment of the Salvation Array from head
quarters was parading along the street,
preceded by their band. On reaching
Powell street they were wheeling round to
return to headquarters, whea William
Poeheler, a youthful teamster, drove his
truck through the ranks and did every
thing be eoald to annoy the army.
Lieutenant Mathewsoa and l£. H. Cline
seized the horses' heads, w&en Poebeler
jumped from the truck ar.d struck them
wjth his whip. They kept their hold till
the detachment had. all p-assed. Poeheler
jumped on the truck and whipped up his
horses, driving into the midst of the
women soldiers, who were marching in
the rear.
Lieatenant Maihewson and Cline aeain
seized the horses' heads and Serzeant-
Major Hags sprang upon the truck and
grabbed hold of the reins as Poeheler was
urging his horses on. Poeheler struck at
Hajrz with his whipi
Hagg wrenched the whip from him,
when he kicked Hagg with his heavy boot 3
until he was black and blue.
By this time a crowd had gathered and
Policemen Harden and Gorman arrived
upon the scene. They arrested Poeneler
and took him to the City Prison, where he
was booked on tne charge of battery.
Sereeant James W. Glliin- was born in
New York City in ( May. 1553. His Darents
settled in Sierra County,- this State, -when
he was a baby. - His father tried bis luck
at mining, and in 1866 the family came to
this city. The subject of this sketch re
ceived his education here and served his
apprenticeship in the retail drag business.
Then he was a clerk in the wholesale drug
house of Abrams <fc Carroll, and remained
there till he was appointed on the police
force, on December 17, 1579. On October 1,
1889, he was promoted to the position of
sergeant, and has. oeen assigned to every
district in the city.
The Superb Hawaiian Band
Serenaded Claus
The Crack Musicians Will Appear
lrt Concert While in San
The Hawaiian band/the crack "instru
! mental aggregation of Honolulu;' has ; in
[ . vadedj San Francisco with a choice fepcr
' toire of music t^ and { with " its thirty-nine
pieces will appear at the Metropolitan
Temple to-night. It is: under the leader
ship of Senior :; J. Libornio, who '„f or ' six
years ; was bandmaster ;, with the ; Seventh
: Begiment of Spanish infantry at Manilla,
! Spain, and j has ?■ been ■-, bandmaster ;of the
Hawaiian band J for a little over two years.
; R. W. Aylett, who ' is : ; the solo cornetist,
left the Government band with a number
• of other native i musicians ~in February,
1593, and started up a band of | their own.
He and many of his companions had been
: for nineteen i years ; in ■, the i ; Government
band. .:. ■■ '..■->.. ;i : /:' .: ••'':'-l. '-■ : v.\
This is '.. the : second .Visit , this : organiza
tion has paid (to I San | Francisco, as it was
here daring the Knights Templar conclave
several years ago. It gave Claus Spreckels
a vocal serenade ; witn s stringed : orchestral
accompaniment last night at his residence.
The names of ; the members of the band
? are: ■:.;...-■;;-;":.;.; -.":-;.>;• = ; ■■•.:-/••.%■■:. ;•:
J. Libornio, bandmaster and saxophone solo;
R. W. Aylett, cornet solo; Sam Kamakaia
: James.Brown, A. K. Kaiwi, Thomas Silver,
J-.*^ Kaaoho, cornets; P.- * Anokalio, Josia
i Kahele, :-;; k H. 5 Beni. W. - ' C. V Kalkana,« altos ;
J. Kaaus. enphoniam: •J. Am, barytone; K. S.
' Kanai. Solomon | Hiram, c Joseph : Aea, trom
-ooce s; Joseph Pa* as., O. Keoki, J. loela, bassos ;
Paakai; bass : saxonhoce; { J. ; Knamoo, - snare
: drum; *D.V Kan, ; bass ',' dram; -■ J. Inea; li:cym
; bals ;5 M. •;■ A. > K ealak ai . piccolo ; -R. ; Spencer,
■ oboe ; '■ C. J Pallkapa, -E • clarionet ; ' Dan Kalei
■ koa, Z. Kapale, /A. H. Elona, J. Poolrina,
obeda;V P. KaUai, R. ; Facitino, .M. * Kalel,
clarionets:-! K. Pedro,; alto .'saxop hone ;v Sam
; Kaili. J. Akana, . bassoons ; * D. • WUiokai, taro
■ patch ; I J. Ay let:, triangle.'; '
The music of the band --is distinctively
Hawaiian, much of i: having been coin
: posed % by £ Senor Liberate - himself. \ The
f programme for the first ? night will -- be de
[ cidediy attractive.' ! ~ "'" : '
The Retired Firemen Decline
to Participate in Memorial-
Day Exercises.
Too Old to Walk With Flowers to
the Lonely Mountain Where
Their Comrades Sleep.
The parading days of the retired firemen
of San Francisco are about numbered; and:
'. they will not participate in the. Memorial
day exercises this year, as heretofore— that
is to say they wili not participate as organ
izations. Time has done its work; and
these white-haired heroes who have seen
San Francisco grow from a Tillage to a
metropolis will march no more to scatter
flowers on tae grares of their well-remem
bered dead. They do not like to talk
about it. Their resignation to the inevit
able is anything but, cheerful. Under the
restraints imposed by age they chafe bit
terly, having always in mind the memory
of days agone, when the deep-toned Plaza
beil called them out tor duty with the old
maciiine. Those were good days; and
braTe men fiiled them with big deeds, ii?-
ing now only in remembrance. The old
machine stands in its house overlooking
the plaza, but many men who followed it
on many a hazardous call are sleeping the
long sleep at ■; Lone | Mountain. The few
that are left are too ■. feeble to make the
march this year, and so the sad duty will
devolve upon s individual members." The
graves* are upon maoy hills. Most of them,
are at Lone Mountain in the Firemen's
-plat--'^---^V.--;--^'"^' : - : ; ■-■■-■ -.-:. !>:-•::
- Broderick lies' here and Whitney - and
Hossefross and Doane. Here also, side by
side, sleep Scannell and : Kohler, the first
and the fast of the \ old Chiefs. The Ex-"
empt Firemen ; organized; in 1860 and in
corporated six years later, with something
like ICGO ■ members. Now ; there - are less
than 123 l-~ Of this number a great \ major
ity ; are over 60 years of age. John L.
Durkee, at one time Fire Marshal of San
Francisco, is over 70; William Wallace is
80, Kobicke is 82, John XickoLson, who
died last February, was 89, and so on
through the list. ' " ' •
: "Our marching day 3 are over." . said :
Durkee yesterday at the old engine-house ;
of the. exempt company. "The boys out
at Lone Mountain are all right: ; They un
derstand. We shall all be out there pretty
soon, but many of us are too old to walk.
Flowers will be sent this year. I presume."
And then he changed the subject, wonder
ing when they < would • commence to poll
down the old hall. s
The other organization of retired fir*.
men, known as the Veteran -Volunteer
Firemen's Association, • has also declined
to parade this year and for the same rea
son as that deterring their- brothers of the
exempt company. At their last meeting a •
communication from the Memorial-day
committee requesting participation was
read and discussed, with the result that the
invitation was reluctantly declined.
Here again Father Time has given un
welcome gray ; hairs and impaired vigor.
Some, indeed, are in favor of marching in '
the parade as usual. These men point
with pride to the I fact ; that j the organiza
tion has half ■ a dozen i foot-racers over TO
years of age, who are now in daily training
for the annual outing races of the associa
tion, soon to take place at Shell Mound. - d s
:;. "Why,". said a veteran yesterday, who |
who has been an active fireman for nearly
fifty years, "we can not only walk, we can
run. t There was Peter Harisen, 86 years of !
age, mini you, who won the • footrace last !
year at our picnic p He died soon after, but
he was a beauty on the cinder-track up to ,
the last month of his life. Then there is
Captain Short. What's the matter with
Short? Do you mean to tell me that he j
could not march to Lone j Mountain My •■
boy, he could run there and back— on rac- !
ing time, too. Don't let them ; fool ' you I
about our i being feeble. - We are the live- j
liest lot of ; young : old ; men that you ever
laid your eyes on. There is Marshal. ? He I
is over 70. v Would you believe it if :l* were
to r tell : you that he rides a bicycle and !
plays handball?. No? Well, then", I may j
as well quit." ; .V;-: : .>.'.v. v^:.-;;.-^ \*j. .-.-.>
Despite I the fact that there are mmny •'
lively men among : the old-timers ' who ' •
would not hesitate to -chase 'again the old
machine, yet on the whole • they ' are con- I
sidered too old for parading," and have this
year elected to take a back seat.?
Additional Offer* Asked for the Ma
terial in the Old City
Mayor Sutro has decided to advertise for
new bids for the material in the old City
Hall probity. There were six bid* pat in,
bat none of them was satisfactory,
Jake Raver was willing to pay $600 for it.
Another bid was received from J. E. Whit
tier offering $760. As no check accom
panied this old it could not be accepted.
The bids were not rejected untu noon-
Had Mr. Raver come forward witn $760 in
cash before that time the propertr would
tare gone to bim. As it is, nothing will
be done now until some satisfactory offer
is received.
A Serious Conflagration j Prevented by
f- the Fire Department. -
A few minutes- before 12 > o'clock last
I night • a fire J broke ;• oat ;in the rear of the !
I winestore of X. Capella^cbnief of ; Front
I and Chambers streets. Special Officer E.
j Sullivan, who saw the 1 fire, turned in an
alarm from 'dot 354. .3 By the time ; the de
y_. rent arrived the fire :. had spread to
the cigar J factory of ■_ P. I^ilipini, 706 Front
street, and there was every indication that
only prompt action could avert a disas
trous conflagration.
From tne cigar-store the flames spread to
the large three-story^ building owned by
Puccineili and Clecarelii and used as a
hotel. Here the most stubborn tight was
made and it was only alter half an Hour's
struggle that the firemen conquered.
In the house where the fire broke out,
which is owned by Frapolli <fe Co., the wine
merchants, there* were four Italian families
located and they loot nearly all the few
things they possessed.
The loss "by the fire is about $4000. The
heaviest losers are. the hotel men. who also
owned the property. . Their loss is from
$2000 to |2200, covered by insurance.
Fillrpini's loss is 'principally his cigar
stoCK worth |300 and the remainder of the
damage was divided among the others in
volved. . . ..'■-..
For the Second " Time, -the F.oomi Are
:..'..■ . • Opened, to \Vomea; • \- ;; ' ■
. for the second " ti.ine*ln\ its history the
Press Club entertained its lady friends last
evening. ■ - :• .-.' -:V • •, ; ' -..' \ : .;.v -! • ' '■'•.'•.
It was essentially a ladies! night. . There
were a great many ladies present, and, be
coming imbued with the bohemian spirit
whicn lives and ; thrives under the skull
and crossbqnes on the club mantel, they
staid late; nor were the hosts at all unwill- :
ing that this should be so. for, thoa«;h the
invitation read from 8 to 10. entertainment
and refreshments were provided until 12
and after, and then the gentlemen drank
the. last of the punch and talked it over.
• The platform- was a bower of green, sur
rounded! by. ferns and palms, and around
the eas fixtures and twined on. the walls
were garlands and ' ribbons, flowers .and
evergreens.,." 7 :; .. 7>: ;: ■' '■:. '■ ;'•" ' - :: ■'■'■■. -\ z ::
- For entertainment there , were . some
words from th% president^ welcoming the
guests and bidding them stay . late. Then
the club quartet ■appeared." ' • C ncle George"
Bromley • spoke, Frank .-Coffin sang and
Jack Raffael's deep, powerful Voice helped
to fill the rooms with melody. '■ Professor
L. D. Syle of ■ the university read an orig- .
inal poem, Alfred Wilkie sang, and so the
programme went, stopping only to adnri
of the guests partaking of refreshments. . |
The ladies' night was a great success. . j
The Entertainment by the Gen
tlemen's Sodality of St.
Some Performers on Stringed In
struments at the Art In
The Gentlemen's Sodality of St, Igna
tius Church gave a musical and literary
entertainment last nighty which was re
ceived with every sign of approbation by
an audience. that entirety tilled St. Igna
tius College Hall, on Van Xes« avenue.
One of the features of the entertainment
was the performance of choruse* by the
Ignatian Philharmonic Society, a body ot
male voices, conducted by Professor Van
IKun. The choruses* rendered were:
Hail Us, Ye Free" (Verdi); "May
by Mailer, and a Faure-Parker
c Maria." in which David Manlioyd,
aor soloist at St. Ignatius Church, sang
hn jT Gallagher. S. 8.. delivered the
resa of welcome to the visitors. The
;r speaker of the evening: was the pre
fect of the sodality, James R. Kelly, who
Ie a history of sodalities from the year
i up to the present day, not omitting an
rant of the Sodality of St. Ignatius
ircb. His remarks were frequently ap
early all the vocal soloists of the even
were encored. Gordon S. Mills, a
rtone soloist of St, Ignatius Church,
sang Tosti's "Beauty's . Eyes," "with 'cello
obligate; David MajtHoyd ; raridered .Ste
phen Adams' "Holy, City" as a tenor solo, : ;
giving '.'The -Minstrel Boy" -as an encore,
and George V. -Wood, ."also of St. Ignatius
Church, pleased his hearers with his bass
sold. '"The Diver." - Master Russell Lowry.
a small boy with a remarkably deep voice
for 1 his * years» sang "The Heart Bowed
Down." ". ■• ■■•■• .%V;o ■ '■ .'.-. :;:v,t . ; -r^'i.-." •;.",:
The instrumental selections consisted of
a v pianoforte: duet * by- '. Carl Bohm. which
was- played by Sydney Homecraft and Pro
fessor yon der Run, two ,'cello solos ; gjven
by- Dr. A. T. Regensbareer, and 'violin
solo selection s ; from the "Bohemian Girl," '
which Leon A: Maison played. ., ■'■ . •
-; Both the reciter* of the evening did their
parts cleverly, Frank P. Havnes, S. - 8..
giving ' "The Triumph^ of .: Faith." : «nd
James I Garden Jr. • declaiming < "The De
struction of : the Temple of Jehovah by
Titus." As : an- encore the latter gentle
man recited "The Raven." ; ; " •• .
:■■■} The > following r are ; the officers of the
sodality: .. _ : ' \ ■; ■ ■ - ; ; ' . v' "v. : '
■ Rev. John Pinaaco, S. J., director; Junes R."
Kelly, prefect ; Ti R. . Carew and J. E. Fi.tipai
rick," assistant . prefects;'- Charles E. 3HcAaliff»,
recording ". secretary; J. J. "-Gallagher, : corrie
rpondin? secretary:- 3. J. Rielly, treasurer;
James Dignaa, librarian. *!'•■- ■;.- ■■.- • •
Board of 'coasaltors John' Colson, .W. J.
Forde, I- Walsh, R. Purceil, John .Powers.- Pe- '
ter Lynch, 'P. JFiasiiajnons, P. Kane, 'J. D"
Campbell, Thomas Elston. P..Rarigan, Thoma*
A. SleCormiek, D.J. Costello, Williaia Han
cock, J. H. FTrnn, R. CDriscolL :■' - : < . .
«.- Committee .-. of * arrangements — Charles - £.
McAaliffe (chairman'}, D. J. Costello (secretary),
John E. Fi:rpa;riei, Frank P. Hayae?, Ttiomu.
R. Carew. Professor Van der |£un, G. V. Wood.
J. Gallagher. '■ : V - "> --.:.- :',::■ ;■.■_- - ■, : ~>" : - i-y •■.;■;-._
At the Art I&stito.tt.
'J Some < pleasing f; ra.itar and bacdorria
talent had i been secured J for ; the ( regular :
weekly concert at the Art Institute ; last j
night. As usual \ the attendance was good, ;
and the promenade entertainment passed
off ; in '■■ the - ; usual ; successful manner. - The
following programme was rendered : • ;'
£t Organ, ovAtore. Rlenzi 'Warner*. Mr. Emflio
Cruells; i song, '-»t*r of ; My ; Heart* (benxa),
Mr. J. H. Desmond; qcictet, (a) ; Moorish gar
otte, ''Znlema'J (Lojabardero), (6) maznrka, "Se
lita",(Logheder>, i Profs. Loisberdero and stain
tUtel»n, Messrs. Kasxano. < Ka.<i and I Cruel".*;
ballata, "II Gnarany" {Gomes), Mi** Helen IM.
Swayne ; (a) bandnrria solo, Spanish airs, {&)
gaitar aoio, American airs. Professors J. Lom
bardero and IG. Siantis«ban; song,'. "Mona'*
(Adams), J. H. Desmond ; I quintet, . overture,
"Spring Blossoms" (Beristain). ProfESsors Lom
tardero I and , Stantisiebas/j Messrs." Mania no,
Kus» and Crnells: song. "ManoLa" (Bourgeois),
Miss * Helen M. Swayne; organ, march, "Alda"
( Verdi); Exailio Crueil*. : > ? ;,
■*.:;■ ■ : ■";'■.'.' — — ."'•,.* „* — — — .-"' ■...,'■-' ' '■■■■• .'-
Thk&£ is an article -on this . market seldom
equaled and never^xceiled-fJesse' Moore Whis
ky.' Moore, Hum A Co. guarantee its purity. •
"...?.-:■•;. .:3Xz*t£ "" ■""*.'*"*~rrr~!ltt^Bß»iiW|
>: BEVEfrzs of Florence, the great actor, in the
moke of an Almighty-dollar Cigar.' ;, V •
The Agitation for Better Pave
ments Is Gradually
Permanent Organizations to Be
Formed With This Object
In View.
The agitation for good streets and
smooth pavements, so wiell commenced by
the wheelmen of the Cit y, i& growing more
extensive as she days pass. As it increase
it becomes more evident that the agitation
is being made at a most opportune time.
The Merchants? Association, which will
bold its annual meeting on May 29, has
had the Question under consideration in
brie form or another ever since its organ
ization, and the intention was to broach
the «übject at the meeting anyway. The
recent agitation has. however, increased
the interest in street improvement to such
an extent that the matter will be brought
before the meeting much more fully and
in more detail than was at iSrst intended.
In addition to that, the Folsom -street Im
provement Clcb has just commenced its
movement toward securing a bituminous
pavement on .r'olsom street, from the
wharves to Twenty-sixth street, a thing of
Titai importance to all wheelmen in the
south side, and all whose business or
pleasure takes them down toward San
Mateo. There is accordingly material for
a stronsr and influential organization in
that section of the City, which can easily
be made prominent in order to co-operate
with other prominent bodies which have ;
the improvement and the beautifying of [
the streets as their principal object.
There is also the local division ol the
League of American Wheelmen, which has
taken up the subject of pavement, and the
local branch of the Associated Cycling
Clubs, which together represent over 60 per
cent of the City's cyclists. These are going
to call a meeting of wheelmen, attached
and unattached, where a full discussion of
the subject will be gone into and some
kind of permanent organization effected.
With ah these forcesVorking toeether it
will be strange if something is not done
Tery soon to procure some kind of im
provements in the streets.
The most important step which will be
taken in the agitation will be the meeting
of the Merchants' Association. At that
meeting three distinct phases of the street
question will be presented. First will be
submitted the question, "Shall the street
sweeping contracts now exi*ting be re
newed?" In otner words, "Wiil the peo
ple retain the men who are now attending
to the streets or will they go back to the
old method of the machines?" *The second
question will be as to whether or not tne
City should pay for sprinkling, and then
will be presented the vital question. What
can be done to improve the San Francisco
pavements? *
It has been decided to invite the City
officials, the Half-million Club, the Cham
ber of Commerce, the Board of Trade, the
Oood Government Club and all citizens
1 who are interested in the questioa of
streets. and pavements. The bicyc'e clubs
' will also be invited to send representatives
and the entire membership of the Mer
chants' Association will be there. It is
hoped to mate it one of the biggest reform
meetings held ia this City in years.
There will be papers read upon, the sub
ject of pavements and the question wiil be
; discussed by those who have studied the
! subject from a scientific as well as a prac
j tical aspect. Ernest McCuflough, engineer
; of the Merchants' Association, is now pre
: paring some statistics which he will pre
! sent to the meeting. The result of the
I discussion, it is hoped, will be the selec
! tion of some of the apparently moat satis
factory pavements and these "can be tried
upon the streets. In this work the Mer
. cnants' Association will assist financially
. if necessary.
The big "p ara^ cie i which will ta*e place
under the auspices of the Foisom-street
agitators for good pavements, will be the
first demonstration of the wheelmen, and
eyery effort will be made to have a turn
out which will give the public some idea of
the wheelmen's strength. Officers of clnbs
wiil be informed by B. R. Melrose. chief
consul of the League of American Wheel
men in this State, possibly through the
mall, certainly through the press, to bring
as many members to the place of rendez
tous as possible, in order to give the people
a little object lesson. The League of
American Vf"hee!men will then show their
hand; A meeting of the officers of the
local division was neld yesterday afternoon
aod it was then decided to call a big mass
meeting of wheelmen within the next two
weeks and after discussing tne subject
thoroughly to effect a permanent wbeei-
. men's organization whose sole object will
be to secure and to have maintained de
cent pavements on San Francisco's neg
lected streets.
Then will come the big meeting of the
Merchants' Association, which every one ;
will attend. After that the permanent or-* ;
ganizations which will be formed will take
up the work suggested by experience and
investigation and all these forces will work |
together to the one end. It will be strange
if they do not achieve it. .. . .:
.'. ' • ■■' "V .;:. ,■•*.' • j
A Lrrture by Alexandre Bergerot and -
-.':■"-• an Interesting Programme Well .- ' '-. '.
.... . • • : Rendered. - :.' '.';•-".'' ;
There are two organizations la • the '. City :
beating /tire^nanie ■-.'of Porti* Law dab. l
That body of : which Mary Lyiiitie'Crai^ is ;
dean; Gregory sub-dean. Rosa H. : '
Vidaver reeistrar, .Emily P. Stevens trtaSr
nrer; and Frances Burnes;Geliricke : regent
met last evening in the rooms .of the so
ciety in tne ; Mercantile Library building. :
The • special attraction \ was a lecture by •
Alexandra upon "Woman's Place
in Religion." ■• He '.spoke nDott" the infiu
enc« which Women have had \in the great :
religious movements of all ages, and npon ;
the& ueculiar fitness for certain kinds of
religions work. : •■-•..•■.:• ■;■.?
: He also spoke of their work in mission- |
arv field?,' among the sick and among the'
degraded. He paid a high tribute to the ,
history of women in • the religious sphere
and-. predicted a better ' and j more intelli
gent .appreciation of : their efforts •in the j
future. ■ -;V~- w :.." i' ; .V "■./:'■:'- ■"'■'■"-£ ''-'':'' '.- - ' -' ."V :
Discussion of the subject of the Evening,
"Community Property," was opened by .
Dean Qrai^. and : was-" considered by the
members bl the club. • . . • : 7 ;-*. 'r • • -- .
Si musical programme under the direc- ' =
tion of Mme. EJien 'Coursen-Roeckel- was
rendered. v ' ■•;'=">■•.*;" '■'. -■•. . : .,...- -•-f. ! .;:' ■"
;* Owing xo the holding of the Women's'
Congress next week the.club wiH not mcct 1
for two weeks-,' when the subject "Courtesy ■
atnd. Dower' will be- under discussion. "' i
June 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15. 1595,
Remember the lates and Watch for Further Advertisements for frtgnuue.
AL. HAYMAX A CO. (Incorporated). Proprietor* s.
a triumph: Immediate V a^«d
'_■ ■.r*V.' ;: .',';-l !: -.TJNEQUALED!
Assisted by LACHAOfE an 4 a Grand Orchestra.
j.-' -. . - August conductor- ° •
. . -TO-NIGHT (FRIDAY and '
i .. •.. . ; . : ; Pl 3 ' *1, «1 50. $2. 2 - 50-
EXTRA— B*?iasla?srNDAY, May 19. MatbKcs
Wednesday aad Sa:crday, the Famous „--
;■■ :.-■ . : -.and oaly ;' o .
In the 'Gfacdest.Spectacolar. FtoJ'acrioa ever sees
!■_. •:•. •.•■••";•■.••■■ 'in this city, V - ■.-•'"/-',
4 Grand . Ballets! _ ■" : ., ' '. ; .Giant Kaleb ! ; .
Mia. Ex>-i*t:>..2 KsEirxs Prt?prletot & ilaaai« 7
' '.'•.. '..'.Of Le<^'sD>;!^tf^CoinlcOpera; a * •'. "'.'■■■.
■.'-.■'••.•'.; '.Coming—^—DOßOTHY ! :'"■ \"
..-. :V ; •/•• ■•""..■ ' ',' ."■•;• ' ■-' :. : - ; "-V\."> ; ' „'- r
-.. ■': Popular Prices— 2sc and sOc - :
i — < — •
, '} ' MOROSCO'S Vw t
■'•■• The BacdsoraenFamSy Theater I d America,
WALTER MOROCCO . J .so*e Lessee a&d 3Lao*c«r
„ TO-NIGHT ! —^m~ : TO-MGHT • ,'.
■■ -■.'■-' '•'.' ■'■ '. Of the. Great iieiodrama,- ' ■•' ' '
' Stocked With Scenic. Surprises. 1' J
'."■?•'•■.' K^rrsrTSo. P»ic*»— 2sc and : 3Ob. ''■':-
••.-.: .; Famlly.Cirde and Gallery, lOC. ..-. '^^
•■V : ; Matinee* Saturday and Sunday. '
The Most Perfect Organisation of Its Kind in A.mer>
. : - ica. Preseatihs Pinerp's\Eeaaafnr.Play, o . j
RESEKVEDfNiEht-15c, 2.C. sOf. Tsc.
■SEATS— I Matinee— lsc, 23c a»d SOc.
.' ;*- An Entire' Change of Programme.
The Original Com»dian Pianist, in His Satirical
• •- :•; Creation.- *-Padewhiskle." .
•' . . Favorite Calif orola Rarvtone. -
• . - • «rEO. H. WOOD
The Sorsewhat Differea: Comedian: '
:• CONST AXZ A IDA. etc '
Last 2 Xizh:s— Belli v & Wood's spectacular Van-
. Reserved seats. 25c; Balcony, 10c; Opera caain
and Box seats. 50c . " - . .
•■ Matinee Saturday and Sunday. ■
Parq-act. 25c ; Balcony, 10c; Children, aay sea.:. 10c
And Venetian Water Carnival,
Corner Eddy and Staaon streets.
CLIFF PHlLLlPS.. ...... .Proprietor and If ■!>■!■
Next Week— Bronze Statue*.' * -
". F.Teninjr Prices—^Parqnet and Dress Circle; Re- •
served. 25c and 50c . .- - : ' -
• Saturday : ■ and Sunday . Mattaee— Parqnet, ChU-
dren. 15c; Adults, 2sc .- ■'••. • - :
TiLULNEOD Jk., Rich 4 Co Proprietors
In Boadcaolt's I'rajr.a.
Popular Prices— lsc, Ssc,- 35c and 30e.
.; JOSE S. . LIBORNIO. Leader. '
Commencing Friday Evening. May 17.
• .; •; pantinoins dally till' Saturday, the 25:h.
'":: : :? • 4O— JtT/SICIAWS— • -T-iflfflffi
s Box plan open •. at ?>h»rrra3. Cl*y dt Pas. totem
Sailer and Kearny Btsi. from*9 a. h. to 5 :30 P. v.
"■ '. Ticket oSo .as the M-. .rJpcliiaa ! Teoipie opens
at-SiSOr.-jf.-'-.-T- : : . : • -. : ' ••'•.■ = : ••-.•- r'^i-YTpi
'..'■ '.. : Poptuar Price»-25c. 35c sOc and 73c" -
Matinees 2 p. x. Wednesday,. 2?d. and . a:artay.
.::■'^ ..: 25:1t. ibices, 25c and SOc. •■-^'f
■>/ : ;-«^^; : GLEASON'S
AjfijjS WBSE-Tline
s -; : - Exnißinois. :
Admission (4000 Scats) 25 Cents.
;. .RACES! ;3%g!%gg^ RACES
Rare* Monday, Taetdav. "Wedne*d»T,
. Thursday, Friday and -Saturday— Rain -
or* Shine. ; '-.-■■'■: ..■■•.. - . ■
: ° Five or more races each day. Races start at 2:30
T. x. sharp. McAllister and Ueary street cars pass
tne gate. ..•■■■.••-■•■.■-• ■'-. •■- •:■■■' .-■.-'■ ■■■<.-■■
;".;;"" '/.;. EL CAMPO, ' V ■:
. '.■--". : .: ► THE SEASON. -•■
. ->fnsic.l>»3cing. Bo*::n?. Bo»:lnj5, Flshin* and
Other Atatuements. - Refreshments at City Pricea.
< - Fare; roand trip, 25c ; ctiidrea, 15c» inctadbag
admission to Kroonds. -• -• •=• -•'•-- : • •• ■■ '
TO leave Tibaro3Ferrylo3oA.it, 13:101 949
and 4 :00 p. m. Keurnln« leave £1 ■ Campo 11 ai V
: a. K. 1^)0, 3:00 sad 5:00 r. x. - v .
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