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THE CLERGY AND DOGMA
Presbyterian Ministers Discuss
Conservative and Liberal
EEV. J. D. EATON ON MEXICO.
Dr. G. W. Hennlng Will Deliver a
Series of Lectures on Socio
Conservatism and radicalism, old school
and new school Prosbyterianism, crossed
swords at the meeting of the Presbyterian
Ministerial Union yesterday. The imme
diate occasion of the warfare was a paper
on "Relation of Civilization to Dogmatic
Theoiogy," by Dr. Alexander, who occu
pies the chair of ecclesiastical history at
the San Anselmo Theological Seminary.
The reverend gentleman defined dogma
as "a clear, concise statement of truth."
He expressed the belief that man develops
in proportion to his intimate relation with
God. He dwelt upon the theory that dog
matic theology is the strongest element
used in man's" civilization and stated that
Calvinism, as administered by Presby
terianism, is the best roan-maker, or de
veloping agency of the best in man.
Dr. Ellis said history bears out the truth
of the doctor's statement. He liked the
doctor's declarations and believed there
should be more statements without an
Rev. Carton Perry said he was not
afraid of evolution. He did not know how
believers in it could overcome the thought
that man was not originally a savage. Tn
pinion that was a rock evolutionists
would "fall on."
Judsre Thornton said he believed with
Dr. Alexander that Calvinism has had
much to do with obtaining liberty, and
considered it as on the "impregnable
ground of unanswerable losic." He wished
to call attention to the fact that originally
Congregationalisms and Independents were
Elder Roberts deplored the tendency of
liberalism to license and wished the paper
might be read by preachers and laity. The
first class needed it as much as the latter,
the elder thought.
Rev. James Woodworth said emphat
ically that dogma is the foundation that
makes the Christian religion what it is.
Dr. J. 0. Scott differed from these advo
cates of docma. "I expected such senti
ments from" Dr. Alexander," he said. "He
has been in the groove so long that I do
not think he will ever get out of it. If
dogmatic theology were relegated theo
ai seminaries and their professors
would practically be out of an occupation,
and we do not want that to occur so long
as splendid men like Dr. Alexander hold
positions. The conclusions reached by
those schools are not strictly true. The
Bible was never intended to teach dog
matic theology, whose tendency is some
times to fatalism: sometimes has atheism
among its sequences. The Bible gives the
grandest freedom. Compared with that
gift the freedom of those under the servi
tude of dogma are iike the colts in the
Stanford paddock at Palo Alto. They have
food and shelter, and have the freedom of
the indosure, but they are in paddocks
Rev. H. W. Chapman said he would
pose as the second heretic of the meeting,
which remark was applauded by Dr. Scott.
Mr. Chapman said he believed many evils
were the outgrowth of the present dog
matic theology. What was heresy a hun
dred years ago was orthodoxy twenty-rive
years later, he said, "and so I believe that
the heretics of to-day will be looked upon
as orthodox twenty-five years hence."
Rev. A. E. Clark rallied to the support
of Dr. Scott in a measure. He was of the
opinion that the old-school theology is not
the only theoiogy. He was with Sam
Jones in Baying '"I love theology, but I
lov«» religion more."
Here Edward Eccleston, once a student
of the San Ansel mo institution, paid a
tribute to Dr. Alexander on behalf of the
young men of the institution, and told
how iike a foundation of rock they had
found his teachings.
Dr/ Alexander replied to the colt illus
tration by saying that Governor Stanford
had known how to raise horses and he
provided the paddock to prevent their de
generating into California mustangs.
Rev. H. W. Chapman will give a review
of A. G. Gordon's book on "The Holy
Spirit" at the next meeting.
The Congregational Monday Club.
Rev. J. D. Eaton of Chihuahua, Mexico,
gave an interesting address on religious
and political life in the sister republic at
the meeting of the Congregational Mon
day Club. He aimed to give an unbiased
description of the institutions of the
country. He spoke in laudatory terms of
Moralis, who is styled the "Moo^y of
Mexico," and said that the missionary
work could not be accomplished by
foreign missionaries alone. The help of
Mexicans is needed.
The club adjourned for two weeks be
cause of the meeting of the Bay Confer
ence in tlic German room of trie Young
Men's Christian Association building
Monday. The first session of the con
ference will begin at 11 a. m. Rev. W. A.
Tenny will address the club on "An Im
proved Method of Church Extension" at
its next meeting.
Lectures by Key, G, W. Henning.
Rev. G. W. Henning, at one time pastor
of the Second Congregational Church of
Oakland and who went to The Needles for
the benefit of his health, afterward taking
charge of the Congregational Mission at
that place during his nine months' stay, is
in the City and contemplates repeating a
series of lectures which he recently deliv
ered to large audiences at Los Angeles.
Mr. Henning is an ardent supporter of
Dr. Herron. At the close of his work in
Los Angeles he organized an Institute of
Applied Christianity of fifty members.
"Christian Sociology," "A Fallen Na
tion," "A Fallen Church," '-Wasted Econ
omic Resources," "The Real Cause of
National Unrest" and "Remedies for So
cial Wrong" are the subjects of the lec
The San Francisco Orphanage,
The ladies of the San Francisco Orphan
age Association held their monthly meet
ing yesterday, and after the transaction of
the usual routine business the offer of 100
acres of land at'Kellogg for a farm in con
nection with the orphanage was discussed.
It developed that the acceptance of the
land would involve the payment of a large
mortgace, and no action was taken.
The association extended its thanks to
the Owl Drug Company for the gift of a case
of medicines to some ladies of the First
United Presbyterian Chuch for donations,
and to H. 8. Crocker for printing.
. By a slight increase in the number of its
orphan inmates the institution will be en
titled to State aid.
Christian Endeavorers 1 Excursion.
The Golden Gate Christian Endeavor
Union expects to give a moonlight excur
sion around the bay in the near future.
The chief object is stated to be the promo
tion of fraternal feeling and the populari
zation of the Christian Endeavor move
ment, and the incidental purpose will be
the raisiner of money to defray the debt of
A steamer will be chartered for the oc
casion. There will be religious services
and vrxyil and orchestral music.
Kesignation of £cv, F. B. Pnllan.
Dr. F. B. Pullan of the Second Congre
gational Church announced at the Congre
gational Monday Club that he had tendered
his resignation as pastor of the church of
which he has had ch?rge for five years.
The resignation, if accepted, will fake effect
the last of August, and Mr. Pullan wi'l as
sume his new charge, at Providence, R. 1.,
early in September. Mr. Pullan says that
not only is the church to which he is going
stronger numerically, but it has a better
The Socialist Weekly.
The Socialist, the new paper to be edited
by Dr. J. E. Scott, with Rev. E. J. Dupuy
as associate editor, will be issued on Fri
day or Saturday. Most of the editorial
work will be done at Dr. Scott's home. 717
Geary street, but the mechanical part will
be done at the composing-rooms of the
French magazine, Relevement, 735 Broad
Lorin Congregational Church.
The Lorin Congregational Church will
be dedicated on the first Sunday in August.
Rev. Mr. Patterson is the pastor.
DYING FROM ERYSIPELAS.
Result of a Beating Administered to
James Godfrey by Two Sailors
James Godfrey, a marine fireman, was
taken from the Receiving Hospital to St.
Mary's Hospital yesterday, and the chances
are that he will die from erysipelas.
On Friday last Godfrey was badly beaten
on Minna street by Thomas Tracy and P.
O'Keefe, two sailors. Tracy and Godfrey
were arrested. Tracy preferred a charge
of mayhem against Godfrey for biting one
of bis fingers and Tracy was charged with
Godfrey was sent to the Receiving Hos
pital to have his injuries attended to. His
left arm was badly cut and bruised, and on
Sunday symptoms of erysipelas were dis
covered in the arm. and gradually got so
bad that it was thought he would not
recover. Friends had him removed to St.
Mary's Hospital yesterday.
Tracy had been released on $40 cash bail,
but he'and O'Keefe were taken to the City
Prison yesterday and will be held pending
Tracy and O'Keefe stated that they did
not mean to do Godfrey any serious harm
and expressed regret at his critical condi
tion. They said he went to the house of
Mrs. Nugent. 38 Minna street, on Friday
and threatened to kill her and they gave
him a beating.
A. PAGE BROWN'S PLANS.
Two Legal Lights Differ With
Harbor Commissioners In Executive
Session— Will Have a New
An executive meeting of the Board of
Harbor Commissioners was held yesterday
afternoon to consider the opinion of At
torney-General Fitzgerald concerning the
legality of Architect A. Pa::e Brown's
appointment. The meeting was called by
President Colnon am! those invited to at
tend were Governor Budd, Attorney-Gen
eral Fitzgerald, F. S. Stratton, ex-attorney
of the board, and A. Page ' Brown.
Everybody responded but Attorney-Gen
eral Fitzgerald, Architect Brown being ac
companied by his attorney, Harold
Wheeler. Mr. Colnon in a few words ex
plained the object of the meeting and said
said that he regretted the absence of the
Attorney-General. Mr. Stratton had been
invited to give his opinion, he said, be
cause he was familiar with the work on
the front and also the law governing the
foundation and the depot. Mr. Stratton
was then asked to give his opinion and he
did so. It was in direct variance with that
of Attorney-General Fitzgerald, the attor
ney declaring that the law of 1572 did not
"I can demonstrate to any court or to
any person," said Mr. Stratton, "that the
law lias been repealed by later acts incon
sistent with all oi its terms. I regret very
much that the Attorney-General is not
here so that I might ko over the law with
This created fa mild sensation, and
Brown's attorney was content to rest his
case and let the" board act on Stratton's
'What would you advise doing?" asked
President Colnon of Mr. Stratton.
"Why, I would advise you to act on the
Attorney-General's advice, and have a
friendly'suit brought, and confer with Mr.
Fitzgerald as to the most expeditious man
ner of bringing about the desired result.
He is the highest authority in the State
outside of the courts, and his opinion
should be acted upon."
It was decided to see Attorney-General
Fitzgerald before proceeding further, and
me'anwnile the advertising for new plans
will be Held in abeyance.
This naturally means another long de-
Jay in the construction of the union ferry
depot. If a suit is brought it may take
about ninety days to try it, and if plans
are advertised for it is said that it will be
three months before the work can be let.
Judge Sanderson has decided that the law
of 1872 does not apply.. Attorney Stratton
has uttered an opinion to the r-ame effect,
and so has Tirey L. Ford, attorney for the
board. Whether the Attorney-General or
these gentlemen are right will probably
make but little difference. A. Page Brown
will cease to be architect of the super
structure and the ferry depot will be built
on plans other than his.
The Attorney-General was asked for an
opinion abouttwo months ago and was
asked to consult with Attorney Ford. The
consultation never took place, and both
gentlemen handed in their reports, as de
sired. Mr. Ford left for Alaska before Attor
ney-General Fitzgerald's opinionwas ready.
Before going he made his report, but it has
not been made public. Its contents are
known, though, and he disagrees with tl:e
higher authority entirely.
''I cannot say who is right in the legal
aspect of this matter," said President Col
non yesterday, "but we shall be guided by
Attorney-General Fitzgerald's opinion."
"If a court of law recites that the act of
1872 does not apply, will Mr. Brown's plans
be used?" was asked.
"No, sir," replied Mr. Colnon, with some
little emphasis. "The plans on which the
depot will be constructed will be those de
ciaed to be the best in competition.
Whether the law of 1872 applies or not
Mr. Brown has violated his contract and
forfeited his position. Do you think it is
the proper thing to use plans which were
made nearly three years ago? There have
been many improvements in architecture
and building since then which may be
used to great advantage in the construc
tion of the depot.
•'lf I am to be responsible for the work
I would like to have a word in the manner
in which it is to be done, wouldn't you?
Naturally, everybody would. Mr. Brown's
plans were made for" a board which has no
existence. They have gone out of office
and all responsibility for them has ceased.
Why should we be made responsible for
their work? And if we accept these
plans and allow Mr. Brown to do tha work
we will have to shoulder the responsibility
which properly belonged to the old board.*"
Mines to Be Operated.
A permit was issued yesterday by the Debris
Commission to the Plumas Imperial Mining
Company, near Quincy, Plumas County. The
Grizzly Bear mine was authorized to resume
The Pnrsuit of Happiness.
When the Declaration of Independence asserted
man's right to this, it enunciated an immortal
truth. The bilious sufferer is on the road to happi
ness when he begins to take Hosteller's Stomach
Bitters, the most efficacious regulator of the liver
in existence. Kqually reliable is it in chills and
fever, constipation, dyspepsia, rheumatism. Kid
ney trouble and nervousness. Use it regularly,
and not at odd intervals.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, JULY 9, 1895.
COLLISEUM FOR THE PARK
Plans for the Most Magnificent
Amphitheater in the
WORK WILL BEGIN SHOETLY.
To Seat Fifty Thousand People— A
Bandstand for One Hun
Before even the Midwinter Fair was
thought of it was the idea of the Park Co
mmissioners to use the site that has since
been made historical by that great enter
prise, for the erection of a music-stand and
amphitheater for open-air concerts that
would be more in harmony with the stately
grandeur of the other features of the peo
ple's great pleasure resort, than that now
in use. In fact, this scheme had already
progressed so far before the advent of the
fair that the site selected became generally
known as Concert Valley.
Though circumstances up to now pre
vented the consummation of the project,
the intervening years have served to give
the projectors more time for fuller consid
eration of the matter, with the result that
something is now promised that exceeds
all former ideas in magnitude and beauty.
J. D. Redding, who for several years past
has acted as trustee for the Paric Commis
sioners and cable roads in reference to the
concerts in Golden Gate Park, has taken
the most prominent part in bringing about
the formation of the scheme, in conjunc
tion with the Park Commissioners. His
idea, as expressed by himself, is the estab
lishment ot the bandstand in a different
locality than at present, and on a larger
ami more improved scale. In describing
the details of the project he said :
A plan has been practically adopted, whicfi,
when perfected, will result in the construction
of one of the handsomest amphitheaters and
bandstands for open-air concerts in the world.
The grand court, which was one of the prom
inent features of the Midwinter Fair, will be
turned into a colliseum, upon the lines of the
ancient amphitheater. This will be terraced
in oval rows of seats, capable of seating 50,000
At the west end of| the colliseum will be
erected a bandstand in the Corintnian form of
architecture, with space for 100 musicians.
Around the entire amphitheater will he a
grand corso L6O feet in width, and making a
complete circuit of the colliseum. This will
I»erinit of a double stream of carriages going in
opposite directions without interruption.
To the west of the amphitheater will be
erected a handsome- embankment, capped
with j>eristyle pillars, which will be orna
mental and ut the same time act as a wind
Between the terrace scats the ground will be
platted in green sward with handsome shrub
Although no authoritative announcement
ran be made ns yet, it is understood that the
Park Commissioners intend to proceed with
this magnificent project immediately. Nothing
in the park will so add to ita beauty or afford
such pleasure and satisfaction to the people of
thi* rity as this proposed musical amphi
It will bo in the neighborhood of 500 feet
lone ami 173 feet wide and will have a depth
of Hi feet below the level of the surrounding
It is hoped to have it in readiness by Novem
ber next, the time of year when we enjoy some
of the pleasantest weather in this City. Work
on the removal of the electric tower will be
commenced at once. The carrying out of this
great project will not in any way interfere with
the present plans of the Park Commiraionera In
clearing away the debris left by the Midwinter
latiiis connection a brief review of the
origin and remarkable growth in popular
ity of the park concerts is of interest.
Eleven years ago I. C. Coggin, at that
time a well-known local musician, con
ceived the project of emulating the suc
cessful series of open-air concerts then
being given by the celebrated Gilmore
band on Manhattan Beach, New York, his
idea being to use (iolden Gate Paik for the
purpose, lie had a thorough knowledge
of the capabilities of the local talent, hav
ing been a bandmaster for some time, and
what was more important, under the cir
cumstances, had the entire confidence of
After due and mutual consideration with
his colleagues of his plan, he paid a visit
to the superintendent of the Market-street
cable railway system, and proposed that
the railway company take hold of the
project for a series of open-air concerts in
the park, but met with little encourage
ment, as the company did not care to take
the risk of remunerating the band on the
chance of increased tratlic from the attrac
tion of the concerts. Mr. Coggin then, to
show his perfect confidence in the value of
his scheme, proposed to take all risks him
He offered to give a concert with a band
of twenty-live men and accept as pay for
himself and band all excess of revenue up
to $100 received by railway company over
the usual average on a Saturday. The com
pany stiil demurred, on the ground that
the Geary-street railway, which was then
under a separate management, should co
operate in the matter. Mr. Coggin called
on the Geary -street Railway superintend
ent, but he refused to have anything to do
with the proposition.
On being informed of the attitude of the
Geary-street people the Market-street au
thorities decided to give the idea a trial.
Mr. Coggin induced them to furnish him
23,000 programmes about two weeks before
August 2, 1884, the date fixed for the first
; concert. Part of these he personally dis
tributed among the proprietors ami em
ployes of ali the downtown places of busi
ness and also in the several hundred louse-
rooms of the City. Then, two days before
the concert was to be played, he employed
a corps of messenger-boys, and stationed
one at each of the public schools, with in
structions to give a programme to each
pupil on his way home from school.
Ihe result of his energetic and business
like method of advertising was an attend
ance that was as great a surprise to him
self as to the railway peopie. The latter
immediately made a contract with him
for a series of seventeen concerts, and at
their conclusion he secured an annual
contract until three years ago, when J. D.
Redding was made joint trustee of the
railroad people and the Park Commission
er#*to take charge of all business matters
connected with these concerts, Mr. Coggin,
however, being retained as manager and
librarian of what has now become known
as the Park band. Up to this time Mr.
Coggin had arranged every programme
that was rendered, and the excellent judg
ment he displayed is clearly demonstra ted
in the popularity they achieved. Their
favorable reception by the general public
was also due to the care with which he se
lected his bandsmen. Rather than have
an inferior musician in his band he fre
quently gave a concert with less men than
the full complement.
Improvements have been gradually made
both for accommodation of the public and
the band, and the latter has had additions
made to the number till now it consists of
forty men. In order to provide for ab
sentees the band has a list of more than
sixty first-class performers to draw from.
Up to date more than 900 of these prom
enade concerts have been given in the
But the greatest improvement ever made
is that now in contemplation, as detailed
in the foresjo>ng interview with Mr. Red
ding. As intimated therein, the band will
be increased to 100 men, just two and a
half times its present strength. With
tnese proposed innovations a fait accompli
San Irancisco will be able to make the
proud boast that its concerts and concert
amphitheater are the most magnificent on
WEEE MOT ZANTE OUEBANTS.
The Board of Appraisers Uphold the
Contention of Jones & Co.
A test case in the United States Circuit
Court is to be made cut of S. L. Jones &
Co.'s importation of "Zante" currants. In
November last the firm receive! a con
signment of currants from Greece on
which they protested against paying the
duty on the ground that the new tariff
law distinctly quotes "Zante currants,"
and that while this particular shipment
came from the Grecian Archipelago, they
were not prown on the island of Zante,
and, therefore, were not dutiable.
When the matter was laid before Col
lector Wise he held that the currants
were dutiable and Jones A Co. paid some
thing like $3000 under protest. The case
was appealed to the Board of General
Appraisers at New York and that body's
decision was received yesterday. It is as
We find that the goods are provincial cur
rants and not Zante currants. We sustain
the claim that the merchandise is exempt
from duty under paragraph 459, act of 1894.
Collector Wise is now determined to
carry the case into court and get a
judicial construction of the law so as to
set the matter at rest once and forever.
Travelers' Protective Association Case
Set for Friday.
The case of Erlenbach et al. versus Bach
elder et al., involving the charter of the
California State Division of the Travelers'
Protective Association of America, was set
for 10:30 o'clock yesterday morning, in
Judge Troutt's court.
There was a fair representation of the
interested parties, Attorneys Ash and
Mathers appearing for the defense. They
presented a lengthy demurrer upon the
usual statutory grounds— vagueness of the
complaint, lack of jurisdiction, etc.
It is quite probable that the matter will
be warmly contested, which is the view his
Honor evidently took, as he considered it
would take up more time than he could
devote to it yesterday, so set the case for
trial on next Friday at 10:30 a. m.
AROUND THE CITY FRONT
The Absentee Deep - Water
Ships Are Now Coming in
A Sad Showing: of Vessels Flying
the American Flag— Biggest
The Pacific Mail steamship- Acapulco
sailed yesterday afternoon with a large
cargo and forty-seven cabin passengers
and forty-seven Chinese ana seventy-two
whites in the steerage. Among the lat
ter were twenty-five sailors from the men
of-war on. this and the Asiatic coast en
route home for discharge. Mate J. S.
Lang, an English sailor, ill with consump
tion and penniless, was sent home by the
Ladies' Seamen's Friend Society. The
sick man was brought down from the Sail
ors' Home by Mrs. McAnney and Mrs.
Cox, officers of the society, ana placed
aboard the Mail steamer.
Mrs. Marshall, wife of Captain George
Marshall of tbe ship Llewellyn J. Morse,
now in Alaska, died Saturday in this City
of cancer after a long illness. Mrs. Mar
shall had a large number of friends here
who attended her funeral yesterday. She
leaves a husband and one daughter.
The last excursion trip of the steamer
Pomona from Santa Cruz was under the
auspices of Company E of the Naval Re
serve stationed at Santa Cruz. A large
crowd availed the in selves of the hospitality
of the new sailors.
A fellow giving his name as Chris Fred
ericks was arrested on Drurum street yes
terday afternoon by Policeman Ellis while
trying to sell carpenter's tools which had
been stolen from an unfinished building
on Washington street, near Hyde.
The deepwater absentees are coming in
and the bay begins to look once more like
a rendezvous for ships. The bark Colusa
came in yesterday from Hakodate, Japan,
with a cargo of 1600 tons of brimstone, and
the ship Errol arrived from Junin, Chile,
with 16,686 bags of soda nitrate. The bark
Corondelet arrived from Newcastle, N. S.
W., with IfMO tons of coal.
The British ship Kelat, which arrived
here May 28 under a 30-shilling charter to
McNear, was recently rechartered to Ep
pinger & Co. at 37 shillings and 6 pence.
She will carry 3000 tons of California wheat
on her return home.
The largest sailing ship afloat was
launched June 8 at Geestemunde, Ger
many. She was named the Potosi, and is
owned by Messrs. F. Luiesz of the Ham
burg fleet. The Potosi is a five-masted
steel ship of over (3000 tons, and is larsrer
than the French ship France or the Brit
ish ship Somali, which left this port some
time ago with 6125 tons of wheat. The new
big craft will probably visit San Francisco
in search of a grain charter before long.
The Boston correspondent of the Marine
Journal in its issue of June 20 says: "Cap
tain Eugene M. Freeman, the welJ-known
San Francisco pilot, is spending a six
weeks' vacation in the Hub. The captain
was raised on the tip end of Cape Cod, but
has been in the pilot service at the Golden
Gate for twenty-six years. He has been
entertained by the pilots here, inspected
the Jubilee, which he thinks a great boat,
and will soon see how Boston pilots do^lhe
trick as he noes to sea on the big Scotsman
next Saturday'with Captain Bill Abbott."
Yesterday the work of clearing away the
site for the new boathouse to be built
for the Naval Battalion, was began near
the Oceanic dork atFolsom street. It will
be a neat and commodious structure, well
fitted for the object of its construction.
Captain William Leavitt of Portland,
Me., gives a list, from authentic records of
the few ships flying the American flag, and
a melancholy procession it is, compared
with the fleet of the period, when Bath
alone launched more than fifty ships a
year. Captain Leavitt' s report is as fol
There arc now just 182 ships flying our flag.
The oldest was built in 1835, and is the ship
Eliza Adams, 388 tons. She was built in Fair
haven, Ma«s., for a whaler. Another old ship
is the Niger of New Bedford, 891 tons, built in
1844. She filso is a whalei. The oil saturates
their timbers, and they do not rot. The dates
of the building of the "ships straggle along, a
few in each year, until 18 < 4 is reached. .Four
teen launched that year are still atloat. For
'75 there are fourteen afloat also; for '76 also
fourteen, and lor '77 there are twenty-two.
Twelve built in '83 are afloat. Most
of the 182 survivors were built in
Maine. Some of the best of them are
the A. G. Ropes (1884), Aryan ('93), Ben
jamin P. Packard ('B3), Cyrus Uaketield ('B2).
Dirigo (only one built in 1894, and of steel),
Edward O'Brien ('B2), George R. Skolfleld ('BS),
India ('6B), Ivanhoe ('65), Hamilton Fish r's6),
Guardian p63), Great Admiral ('69), Kate
Davenport ('66), Louis Walsh (61), Annie M.
Small (68), Canada ('59). Some of the best
American ships are now under other flags.
One of these is the old ship Montbelle, built in
Thomastown, Me., in 1850, and now the
Russian bark Ceres.
Yesterday the lighthouse steamer Ma
drono, with Commander H. E. Nichols,
U. S. N. Inspector of the Twelfth Light
house District, left for the north to meet
Admiral Walker, chairman of the Light
house Board, who is making an inspection
tour of the stations on the Coast. The
admiral will meet the Madrono in the
steamer Columbine at Port Orford and
will then be transferred to the former
The State Chemists of New York, Massa
chusetts, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, "Wis
consin, Minnesota, lowa, Nebraska, Geor
gia, California and other States have re
ported Royal Baking Powder purest,
strongest and .best.
Held for Forgery.
J. Dashlngton Frank was yesterday held to
answer before the Superior Court by Judge
Low in $3000 bonds on the charge of lorgery.
He passed a check for $ 80 on Thomas P. Perry,
320 Minna street, purporting to be signed by
A. P. Dubois, b.s stepfather, and drawn on the
First National Bank. Frank appeared to look
uyon the whole proceeding as a huge jok«. He
was at one time a collector for the Salvation
THE TREASURY MUDDLE
It Is Finally Settled After a
Wordy War Between
MAYOR AND AUDITOR CLASH.
Treasurer Wldber's Bond Approved.
Trouble Over Counting the
Mayor Sutro was in an unaccommodating
mood yesterday morning. City Attorney
Creswell bristled with sarcastic humor,
and Auditor Broderick bubbled over with
indignation which found vent in warm
words addressed to the Mayor.
"With this combination of moods pre
vailing among three prominent officials it
is no wonder that when the forces came
together the result was akin to the strik
ing of a whizzing buzzsaw against a hidden
spike in a log of wood.
It was all about the City Treasury
muddle, which has been causing such
friction between these same gentlemen
ever since Treasurer "VVidber died and his
son was chosen as his successor.
The Mayor's unaccommodating mood in
the matter was intensified yesterday morn
ing early when he was reluctantly com
pelled to recede from his determination
not to approve the new Treasurer's bonds
until they were satisfactory to him per
sonally. He signed the bonds and then
concluded that some time should be fixed
for counting the cash in the big municipal
This is an operation that is usually
superintended by the Mayor, Auditor and
one Superior Court Judge. He also
resolved to have one more tilt with
City and County Attorney Creswell about
the law concerning his action in signing
the bonds and other matters. He had
evidently forgotten that he had ignored
Mr. Creswell's advice last week and that
that official had left him in high dudgeon.
He dispatched his messenger to Mr.
Creswell's office, instructing him to
politely ask the City's legal adviser to call
The messenger was polite enough in de
livering the message.
"The Mayor wants to see me in his
office?" queried Mr. Cresswell in his
blandest and politest tones.
"Yes, sir; so he said, sir," replied Mes
senger Brown, even more politely than be
fore and executing a Chesterfiefdian bow.
"Ah, indeed! Well, please present my
compliments to his Honor the Mayor and
say that my o^ice is on the third floor of
the City Hall and that I am in it," and
there was a sarcastic tinge in the bland
ness of his smile.
"Yes, sir." And thus the mission car
ried out on the most approved rules of
Mapor Sutro only shrugged his shoulders
when he learned how polite Mr. Creswell
was. Anyhow, he did not need Mr. Cres
well, He would send for Auditor Broder
ick and arrange for the counting of the
The messenger was sent around to the
Auditor's office, and he tried to be just as
courteous in delivering his message. Audi
tor Broderick, however, is not trained in
the smooth and subtle ways of sarcasm's
school. He is not inclined to mince words
in expressing his opinions. So, as he is
still smarting from his last wordy en
counter with Mayor Sutro, he emphatically
"You tell him that I am not chasing
around the hall looking for him, to-day."
Perhaps the Auditor's indignation was
partly due to the fact that the Mayor had
agreed to meet him about 9 o'clock in the
morning and go over the cash. The Mayor
had failed io appear, though.
When the Mayor received the Auditor's
curt and somewhat slangy reply he came
to the conclusion that politeness would not
win the day. In fact, his feelings were of
that sort which do not harmonize with
sentiments which are elegant only when
He concluded as did Mohamed of old
that if the mountain would not come to
M\)hamed. why, Mohamed, etc. So he
strolled down to the Treasurer's office,
where he found the Treasurer, clerks and
a score of citizens in various stages of
clamorousness. eager to get money in ex
change for demands which they held. The
Treasurer told the Mayor that the County
Clerk had refused to receive fees any
longer, and the fee department should be
"Well," said the Mayor, "we'll count
the money to-morrow morning, and busi
ness can then go on."
Then he went over to sei the Auditor
and he told him the same thing.
"I'm ready to count it now," replied Mr.
The Mayor said he had an engagement
to meet the Harbor Commissioners at 1
o'clock and consider the China Basin
"Well, if you neglect your duties I'll not
be responsible for any loss or damage," re
marked Broderick. "There is money be
ing collected in the Police courts, in the
License Office and other departments. It
might go astray. It can be counted in an
"No, it would take six hours," said the
"Oh, it might in your way if you stop to
caress each piece," retorted the Auditor,
whose indignation was now bubbling.
"I can't count the money till to-mor
row," added the Mayor, "and," turning to
the Treasurer, "don't you open the vault
"What right have you to instruct others
how to perform their duties when you
don't perform yours," commented the
"I do perform my duties," almost shout
ed the Mayor.
The Auditor, turning to" the Treasurer,
said: "You open the "fee department, as
I'm partly responsible for that office."
Once again the Mayor protested, and the
wordy war waxed hot. The Mayor was
furious with rage at the manner in which
the Auditor addressed him. His face as
sumed a summer sunset hue, anjd he de
clared he could not count the cash until
Tuesday. He also assumed a threatening
attitude, as if he thought the Auditor was
about to try the effects of a Fitzsimmons
swing on him.
Finally the Mayor agreed to let the fee
department open up for business, but an
other ciash came when it was learned that
the books were in the vault. Mayor Sutro
objected to opening the vault.
"We'll arrange that," said the Auditor.
"I'll jtißt issue a new set of books and re
ceipts and the work can be carried on."
It was also settled that the Mayor should
visit the Auditor in the morning and in
company with a Superior Judge count the
City s funds.
The Mayor left the office with the most
frigid sort of a bow and the Auditor re
sponded with one of the same kind.
THE CASE OP MBS. fLYNH.
Secretary HcComb Says She Should and
Will Be Prosecuted.
General John McComb, secretary of the
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Children, is of the opinion that the Exam
iner, in its reports of the Mrs. Flynn case,
does not present the matter in its proper
light and is being led by false sympathy to
inferentially cast reflections upon that so
ciety and the Associated Charities.
"Mrs. Flynn," he said, "was found by
the Associated Charities to be not a fit
subject for assistance and her case was re
ported to us for prosecution. It was said
thatlshe was a drunkard and would devote
the aid she received to the purchase of
"She let her, child. <Jie in her arms while
she was in a drunken stupor and it is re
ported that she committed a mayhem on
her husband with a razor while under the
influence of intoxicants. Our officers
found her on Sixteenth street, near Valen
cia, and promptly arrested her for neglect
ing her children. Her husband we could
not find because he has gone nobody knows
"The case against Mrs. Flynn was to
have been heard in Police Judge Conlan's
court this morning but was continued,
and her own brother, a Mr. O'Brien, was
on hand ready to testify against her.
"There are plenty of people in thi3 City
who would be benefited by the Examiner's
sympathy, and that great newspaper has
done some splendid work in relieving the
distress of needy persons. It is wasting
its sympathy, however, on Mrs. Flynn in
a laudable desire to have ncr surviving
children properly provided for, but Mrs.
Flynn, herself, should and will be prose
Superintendent Kane of the Society for
the Prevention of Vice lias had the two
little children, John and Patrick, trans
ferred to the Girls' Directory on Central
avenue. Mrs. Flynn is still" at the City
Prison under the charge of the matron.
THE POPULISTS' NEW PLAN.
Radical Change in County and Asseni-
bly District Organization.
At the last meeting of the County Cen
tral Committee of the People's party an
entirely new plan of county and Assembly
district organization was adopted.
E. S. Barney, Thomas V. Cator, A. B.
Kinne. F. A. Baldwin and George T. Ga
den were chosen a committee to see the
plan carried out.
The idea is to have the new county com
mittee composed of 144 members, consist
ing of eight delegates from each of the As
sembly districts. There is also to be a
district committee in each district consist
ing of one member from every precinct.
Tlfe imperative mandate system is to gov
ern the entire organization, and under it
any delegate, officer or committeeman may
be "recalled for cause at any time. District
clubs are also to be formed. The plan was
formulated by Mr. Cator.
Meetings are held on the first Saturday
of every month at 1538 Market street, by
the present county committee. Carleton
H. Johnson is its secretary.
Chairman E. M. Wardall of the State
Central Committee has just made a tour
of the State. His home is at Monrovia.
AUSHERMAN IS MISSING
Friends and Relatives Fear
That He Has Committed
Financial Troubles and Political
Disappointments the Prob
A. B. Ausherman has been missing since
a week ago last Friday and his sister, Mrs.
George Phillips of 1928 Howard street,
fears that ne has committed suicide.
"My brother roomed at 609 Lyon street,"
said Mrs. Phillips yesterday. "On the
night of the big tire he started to view the
ruins with a friend who keeps a saloon
near his home. Since then ne has not
been to his room, nor have any of his
friends seen him. He had not been work
ing for some time. He was active in local
politics and spent considerable money
during the last campaign. He expected
an appointment in the Assessor's office,
but was disappointed, and I am afraid that
in disgust he has jumped into the bay."
Ausherman, until very recently, had
worked as a conductor on the Hayes-street
car line. He had served the company for
nearly five years, and was well acquainted
along his route. His friends express sur
prise at learning he was hard up, and
state that he could easily have borrowed
sufficient coin to keep him till he se
The missing man was about .tO years of
age, heavy set and of medium height. His
hair was white, and his mustache blonde
tinged with gray. He was unmarried.
Ojai Valley School to Be Rebuilt.
Mr. Thacher's school at Casa de Piedra Ranch
in the Ojai Valley, which was destroyed by fire
in June, will be rebuilt on an improved plan
and open for the usual fall term with better
facilities thau before for carrying on its unique
work. Every boy in school has a horse of nis
own and much is made of out-of-door life. The
teachers are Yale and Harvard men of experi
ence, and the pupils are boys of good stuff,
largely from the East.
A rural advertisements bill, giving the
county councils power to regulate the
placing of advertisements in pastures,
woodlands, commons and . open spaces
generally, has been introduced into the
House of Commons by the efforts of the
Society for Checking the Abuses of Public
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