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SUNDAY JTJLY 28. 1895
Baldwin Theateb.- "The Amazons."
Columbia Theater- "The Jilt."
California Theateb— "A Black Sheep."
Moroscos Ofkba-hocsk— "Captain Herne, U.
(3. A . "
Tivoli OrKRA-HorsK— "Satanella."
Obpheitm— High-Class Vaudeville.
Ai.cazar Theater.- "Sweethearts."
Golden Gate Park— Golden Gate Park Band.
Prof. O. R. Gi.easok — The Champion Horse
Tanier, at Central Park, Sunday, July 88"
Harness Races (Sacramento)— July 20, 23, 24,
25. 26. 27.
Statk Boarp of Tbape Extttbit.— s7s Market
street, below Secoud. Open daily. Admission free.
PICNICS AND EXCURSIONS.
Bli Cam no— Sunday, July 28— Music, dancing,
boating, fishing, pic.
By Vox Rhf.tn Co.— Thursday. Aupust 8,
Real Kstate, at Salesroom, 513 California street.
By Killip A Co.— Thursday, Augns: I— Horses,
at salesyard, corner Van Ness avenue and Market
streets, at 11 O'clock.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.
A Japanese Episcopal mission has been
opened at 421 Powell street. -
The Lark Theobald will sail to-day for Cooks
Inlet, with men, lumber and machinery.
Rev. M. S. Cross, a Greek scholar, has been,
appointed dean of the University of the Pacific.
The citizens of Santa Cruz are making a bid
for all the factories they can get hi their little
The State's Free Labor Bureau has found em
ployment for nearly 300 people within the last
Special efforts will soon be made to broaden
the sphere of usefulness of the California State
Board of Trade.
The Supreme Court has derided that jurors
cannot recover fees for services during the con
tinuance 01 cases.
Captain Thomas from the United States gun
boat Bennington came up from Honolulu on
the Australia yesterday.
The winning horses at the track yesterday !
were: Prince. Bellringer, Ledette filly, Tim
Murphy, Claudius and J O C.
Politics is beginning to agitate the Olympic
Club. The meeting to elect a nominating com
mittee will be held August 5.
The Manufacturers' and Producers' Associa
tion is still keeping up its aggressive fight in
the interest of home products.
The Oceanic steamship Australia arrived yes
terday with sixty-seven passengers iv the cabin
ATid thirty-five in the steerage.
The Grand Lodge of the Independent Order
of Red Men will begin its annual session at In
dependent Ked Men's Hall to-morrow.
The Society for the Suppression of Vice may
attempt to locate the low characters of the City
in a separate quarter on TeWgraph Hill.
The differences between Dr. C. O. Brown and
some members of the Christian Endeavor So
ciety of his church are practically adjusted.
The Ladies' Church Organization of Belve
dere gave a successful garden party yesterday
for the benefit of the church building fund.
The reports of the banks in the State, made to
to the Bank Commissioners, show an increase
of business in the last five and a half months.
• The Valley road engineer has prepared speci
fications for building from thirty to lorty
trestles between Stockton and the Stanislaus
Miss Alice Schmidt, pianiste, formerly well
known as a member of the Schmidt quintet,
will soon reappear before the public in a series
of chamber concerts.
The British ship Queen Margaret came in
yesterday, sixty days from Hongkong, and
the British ship Toxteth, sixty-five days from
An improvement in Oakland's letter-carrier
and postal service is asked for by those who
are to blame for its present inadequacy. They
buy too many stamps here.
Mrs. Susan Coon, 927 Howard street, was
convicted in Judge Campbell's court yesterday
, of cruelty to the child James E. Johnson, and
will be sentenced to-morrow. . '
1 An enthusiastic meeting of marine engineers
and harbor masters i and pilots was held last
night to protest against alien officers in the
American merchant marine.
Secretary Filcher of the State Board of Trade
urges united action on the Dart of the fruit
growers to secure open and consolidated auc
tions in New York and Chicago, v_v _
City and County Attorney Crcsweil has sent
a communication to the Board of Supervisors,
urging them to put a tax in the levy for the
completion of the new City Hall.
The attorneys for Dr. and Mrs. Schmidt,
charged with the murder of Mrs. Louis Hauser.
think they have a technicality that will prove
fatal to the case for the prosecution.
Daniel Johnston, the butcher who was shot
at Comerford's sajoon on Wednesday morning,
is dying at the Receiving Hospital and made
his aute-mortem statement yesterday.
Local broom manufacturers charge the Home
for the Adult Blind in Oakland with selling
rOoms for much less than cost. The aid of the
Manufacturers' Association is to be Invoked:
William Jones, foreman, and John Hoffman,
laborer, were badly burned and injured in
Warren & Malley's quarry on the Ban Bruno
road yesterday by the premature explosion of
Tho Board of Education met yesterday to
consider the proposition of photographing
school-children for the Atlanta exposition.
Hot words were exchanged and the scheme fell
Richard Barnard, alias "Dink" Wilson, the
notorious burglar who escaped on "straw"
bonds about two years ago, was brought from
New York by Detective Ross Whittaker yester
Little Miss Valentine Cornwell, daughter of
J.S. Cornwell, manager of the Waverly agency,
Is the youngest cyclist in the world. She is
three years and four months old and is not
three feet high.
Bishop Warren of Denver will preach in the
California-street M. E. Church this morning.
His traveling companion, Chaucelor McDowell
of the Denver University, will preach la the
Bam Wab, the Jackson-street overalls manu
facturer, says he wants no more Asiatic work
men iii his place. He has placed an order in
the Free Labor Bureau for forty women to run
his sewing machines.
This afternoon at 3 o'clock E. A. Girvin will
deliver a practical address to young men only
at the Christian Association Hall, Mason and
Ellis streets. R. S. Boy ns will preside and all j
young men are invited.
The Mercantile Library auxiliary will give
* musicale on Thursday evening next, at 8
o'clock, at the Mercantile Library. The per
llirmers will be Mrs. Tojetti, J. Joseph, L. yon
V>r Mchden and others.
The Southern Pacific Company has aban
doned its right of way for the bay-shoreline
through the Potrcro, and will run the railway
diagonally across the dumps and then through
a tunnel at Seventh ana Santa Clara streets.
The preliminary examination of C. B. Hen
derson, charged with the murder of Clarence
Harr. was again continued [ by Judge Low yes
terday till August 7, owing to the sickness of
Dr. Barrett, who made the autopsy on Ban's
Waring Thomas, an advertising solicitor, was
arrested by Policemen Reynolds and Donovan
yesterday on the charge of forging names to
advertising contracts in the Military Gazette
and obtaining his commission on the forged
James 0. Frazer, a machinist in the Cali
fornia Electric Works, 35 Market street,
jumped from a platform yesterday and frac
tured the bone of each heel. He was taken to
the Receiving Hospital, and later to his home,
1413 Polk street. -
The Civic Federation has decided to bring a
Bait against , the Solid Eight. An executive
committee was appointed at the Friday even
ing meeting to superintend preliminary de
tails and confer with the attorneys of the so
ciety. It will hold secret meetings during the
Thomas Arbuckle, the quartermaster of the
lost Colima. went into a restaurant on Clay
street last night and partook of a five-cent
meal, but got a check for 10 cents, as the waiter
asserted he had also partaken of pie. A row
followed and Arbuckle was : thrown into the
street and kicked in thi eye.
Special piominence is given to women writers
oX California and vicinity in » the literary de
partment in this issue of The Sunday Call. It
will be noted that nearly all of the excellent
articles are from the pens of bright feminine
writers who have done so much to make the
Bun Francisco papers attractive and readable
on Sundays and holidays.
Counsel for the prosecution and the defense
In the Durrant case were equally busy yesler
i day. The District Attorney was engaged in
[ drawing up cross-interrogatories to be pro
pounded to the defendant's new witness,
Charles 11. Clark, and General Dickinson took
preliminary steps to have " the production of
"The Crime of the Century" enjoined. The
police still hunt for a mysterious woman.
AROUND THE WATER FRONT
Arrival of the Oceanic Steam
ship Australia From
WHEAT SHIPS TO SAIL AWAY.
The Undignified Way In Which the
Sierra Estrella Made Her Exit
From the Bay.
The Oceanic steamship Australia ar
rived yesterday, six days and twelve hours
from Honolulu, with sixty-seven passen
gers in the cabin and thirty-four in the
steerage. The full list of the former is as
Captain C. M. Thomas, U. S. N., J. F. Hors
burgh Jr., A. E. Murphy, J. A. Kennedy, W. V.
Goodale, J. A. Hopper. Miss M. Hopper, J. P.
Cooke and wife, J. F. Humburg, I. Ruben Mi- in.
H. Ballenrine, Miss E. Anderson, Miss M. Stew
art, J. W. Colville, C. W. Filkins and wife. P.
A. Conant and wife, F. M. Heath and wife, Mrs.
M. A. Heath, F. F. Collins and wife, A. B. Col
lins, Mrs. Mullins and daughter, Mrs. C.
S. Moses, Mrs. E. L. Hall, C. Burlingame,
H. M. Brown, Mrs. W. N. Hunnigan, A. C. Wall,
W. Colville, J. P. Oberteuft'er and wife, E. C.
Oberteuffer, C. H.Willis and wife; H. Page,
THE BRITISH SHIP SIEBEA ESTRELLA BEING TOWED STERN
FIRST TO PORT COSTA.
[Sketched by a " Call" artist.]
wife and daughter; Mrs. J. H. I.ovejoy, Miss M.
Lovejoy, C. Lovejoy, Miss Clausen, S. Chubb,
Mrs. Wilfong, A. Demmock, William Foster, J.
C. Ray, Rev. O. P. Emerson, Mrs. M. Lostreto,
Miss A. Lestreto, M. Schmidt, Miss K. Lewis, A.
Haas, F. Peck, H. Deacon, F. W. King, J. A.
Lothian, C. Marsden, C.H. Bishop. A. Hutchlrf\
son, W. F. Atkinson, Professor M. M. Scott, Rev.
Captain Thomas has recently been de
tached from theßennineton, now in Hono
lulu, and is on his way East. Mrs. Rooney,
the wife of the exiled" Chief of Police of
Honolulu, came op on the steamer to join
her husband here. *
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Cooke of Oakland, a
newly married couple, were passengers on
the steamer. The bride was a Miss Bald
win, daughter of a planter near Honolulu.
Mr. Cooke is the well-known merchant of
The British ship Queen Margaret which
arrived Friday night sixty days from
Shanghai, and the ship Toxteth, sixty-five
days from Newcastle, arc welcome to the
almost empty harbor.
. The British ship i>okoto is 170 days out
from Liverpool, bound for this port. Some
anxiety is felt for her safety, as she was
spoken by the Drumcliff (which came in
several weeks ago) off the horn.
The following changes have been made
in the buoyage at the mouth of the Co
The position of the outer buoy is changed to
the following bearings in S4 feet low water:
Cape Disappointment light station, NE. % E.;
North Head (west tangent), N. by £.}£E.; Point
Adams (tangent), N. by E. 1, % E. ; Point Adams
light station, E. l A N.
Bar buoy first-class nun.. B. & W. perpendic
ular stripes, is changed to the following bear
ings iii 32 feet mean low water: Cape Disap
pointment light station, NE. %N.; North Head
(west tangent), N. % E. ; Point Adams light sta
tion, E. % S.
Inner buoy first-class can B. & W. perpen
dicular stripes, is changed to the following
bearings in 32 feet mean low water: Cape Dis
appointment light station, NNE. $>£ E.; North
Head, N. V W.; Point Adams light station,
Peacock Spit buoy, first-class can No. 1, is
i changed to the following bearings in 20 feet
; mean low water: Cape Disappointment light
station, NE.^E.; North Head (west tangent),
by E. % E. ; Point Adams light station, E.
Wreck of tho William H. Besse, first-class can,
red and black horizontal stripes, will be dis
continued on or about August 1 as no longer
Yesterday the British ship Sierra Estrella
was towed to Port Costa in an exceedingly
undignified position. She had been par
tially loaded, and was down at the head,
and with a heavy list to starboard. With
her nose under water, and her rudder out
of the bay she could not be steered after
the tug, so Captain Smith of the Sea Queen
solved the difficulty by snatching the big
ship out of the bay stern first.
The snip Jabez Howes will leave this
coast, having been chartered to load wheat
for Liverpool direct.
The Queen Margaret was chartered prior
to arrival from Liverpool to load wheat to
the United Kingdom, Antwerp or Dun
kirk at £1 7s 6d. The steamer Bawnmore
will be loaded with merchandise for Cen
tral America by Page Bros.
The ships Invermark and Speke have
completed their cargoes and will soon sail.
GLEASON AND THE STALLION.
A Second Man-Kater to Be Handled by
Another vicious stallion is to be taken in
hand by Professor Oscar R. Gleason. The
horse-tamer is to try to tame and drive
Dixie, a vicious horse belonging to C. Arata
and brother of Monticello, Napa County,
at 3 o'clock this afternoon at Central Park.
The horse is known throughout his
county as a terror. Professor Gleason,
however, announces that he will render
him aa docile as a pet poodle before he is
through with him. Though quite as vi 7
cious as Jim Wicks there is no fear that be
will meet the untimely end of that unfor
Vaqueros have been brought from the
big ranches in Monterey County to give an
exhibition of rough riding and bronco
breaking. There is also announced a spe
cial feature in the first appearance of Maud,
the equine queen.
HARRY BLINN IN DEMAND.
Effie KlUler Wants Him to Star With
Harry Blinn, who recently went to
Alaska on a theatrical tour with Mrs.
Adzerais' company, has been offered the
lead with Effie Ellsler in her New York
She wants him to prepare for Orlando in
"As You- Like It, Korueo, Arrnaml in
"Camille," and Lord Travers in "Hazel
The correspondence was with Mr.
Blinn's father, and the young man has not
yet heard of the offer. It is not known
therefore whether he will accept.
Clarence liarr'g Slayer.
Another delay Ims occurred in holding the
preliminary examiaation of C. B. Henderson
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, JULY 28, 1895.
on the charge of murdering Clarence Barr, th
Chinatown guide. Yesterday morning, when
the case was called in Judge Low's court, it
was staled that Dr. Barrett, who made the
autopsy on Barr's body, was sick, and by con
sent a continuance v.-as granted till Wednes
tlnv, A ii just 7. Henderson still refuses to
make any statement, beyond a simple denial,
that would tend to clear him of the charges
mude by Mrs. Johnson, 110 Fourth street, that
he is Con Sullivan, a notorious bunko-steerer.
BISHOP WARREN'S WORK.
The Methodist Divine's Plans on This
Coast— Will Preach in This City
Bishop H. W. Warren of the M. E.
Church South arrived in the City yester
day from Denver, accompanied by his
guest, Chancellor McDowell of the Uni
versity of Denver.
"I will preach to-morrow," said the
Bishop, "in the California-street Metho
dist Episcopal Church, and my friend Mr.
McDowell will hold forth at the Simpson
Church. We will confine ourselves to the
morning service, as I have a good many
Chinese and Japanese missions to look
over in the afternoon.
"August 29 I will hold the Nevada con
ference at Winneniucea, Key. ; the Cali
fornia German conference in San Jose
September 4; the California conference at
Pacific GroTe September 11; the Southern
California conference at Pasadena Septem
ber 25, und the Arizona conference at Flag
staff October 3.
"My duties, strange to say, are not con
fined "to any one section. I have been all
ovor Korea, Japan and China, and also
held nine conferences in Europe.
"Monday we leave for Santa Cruz, where
Mr. McDowell's wife and children, al6O
my own, have already cone to spend the
"I have always passed the warm weather
in California, owing to its delightful cli
mate, but my headquarters is in Denver.'*,
WILL TALK TO MORMONS
Arrival in This City From
Ogden, Utah, of Elder
He Was One of the Early Organ-
Izers of the Church and Was
a Friend of Joseph Smith.
Lorin Farr, one of the oldest members
and most prominent elders of the Mor
mon church, or, as it is now known, the
Church of Latter-day Saints, is in the City,
and during his stay here proposes to carry
on considerable missionary work for the
rrligious cause which he represents. He
arrived last Wednesday, and is the guest
of Dr. Roberts, one of the foremost mem
bers of the local Mormon colony.
It is his purpose to deliver several lec
tures upon the principle of the church
which recognizes the gospel of Josus Christ
and also the authenticity of the book of
Mormon, as discovered by Joseph Smith,
with whom Elder Farr was intimately ac
quainted. The first of the lectures will be
delivered this evening at the hall where
the Mormons Hold their religious services
each Sunday, <M 9% Market street. It will
be upon the life and works of Joseph
The elder has been connected with the
Mormon church since its foundation and
he is a thorough believer in its tenets from
the beginning to the end.
'•This is my seventy-fifth birthday,"
said the elder last nieht to a Call repre
sentative, "and I have been a missionary
in the church since the early forties. I re
r.iember well the Millerite excitement ot
lS4;i and mingled with those who prepared
their ascension robes and really believed
that tho world was coming to an end on
the predicted day.
"Previous to that time, though. I had
lived with Joseph Smith, the founder of
the Mormon church, and stayed with him
through all his troubles. I was intimately
acquainted with all his private and public
affairs. I was with him through the Illinois
troubles; and after his death and when the
church moved to Utah, I followed and
located in Ogden."
Elder Farr related many interesting ex
periences he had undergone during the
early days of the church in that Territory.
For twenty years he was presiding elder
of the Weber stake, an ecclesiastical di
vision of the church. He also became
prominently identified with municipal
affairs in Ogden, and for twenty years was
Mayor of the town. At the same time he
was always prominent in the circles of the
Mormon church, and was a close friend of
the Jate Brigham Young.
At the late Constitutional convention
held in Utah he took a prominent part as
He has made several trips to this coast
in the interest of his church in past years,
and since 1870 was a personal friend of the
late Senator Stanford. He was at Palo
Alto a few days before the Senator's death
and returned from Los Angeles to attend
Made a False Charge.
M. Brandstella, one of the Merchants' Asso
ciation street-sweepers, accused Henry lirock
mann, a foreman, of extortion. He said the
foreman made him pay $1 a week out of his
earnings for the privilege of holding his job.
The association investigated the charge yester
day and found that it was untrue.
'fhe street-sweeper had been dismissed be
cause he would not attend to his work, and as
he supposed the foreman was the cause of his
discharge he took this means of retaliating.
Railway Official/* Go South.
H. E. Huntington, Chief Engineer William
Hood, General Superintendent J. A. Fillmore,
and H. T. Small, superintendent of the motor
power and machinery of the Southern Pacific
Company, went to Los Angeles Friday night to
make aninspection of the new branch road to
Pasadena. The short line is practically com
pleted, but there yet remains the question of
erecting suitable depots along the way that
will bein keeping with the neat railway sta
tions of Southern California.
The Survival of the Fittest.
By retaining your baggage checks until
you reach San Francisco and leaving same
at any of our offices you will save money
in the transfer of your baggage. Trunks,
35 cents each. Morton Special Delivery, 650
Market street (Chronicle bnildinjj), 408
Taylor street and Oakland Ferry Depot.*
AGAINST ALIEN OFFICERS,
Marine Engineers and Harbor
Masters and Pilots in
SECRETARY OLNEY IS SCORED.
Protesting: Against Foreigners Inthe
American Merchant Marina
A joint meeting of the Marine Engineers'
Beneficial Association No. 35 and Harbor
No. 15 of the American Association of
Masters and Pilots was held last evening
in the hall of the association in the Alca
zar building to discuss aliens in the Ameri
can Merchant Marine service and to pro
test against the actions of Richard Olney,
formerly Attorney-General, and Secretary
of the Treasury Carlisle. The guest of the
evening was George Uhler, President of the
National Marine Engineers, who is here on
his annual visit to the associations of the
President J. J. Searey of the local associ
ation presided over the meeting, and at his
left hand sat Captain L. P. Harvey, captain
of Harbor No. 15 of Masters and Pilots.
Among the masters of the vessels who ad
dressed the meeting were Captain H. 8.
Ackley of the State of California, Captain
Thomas Wallace of tne Walla Walla, Cap
tain Howard White of the Tib
uron, Captain J. Leale of the Bay City,
Captain George Scott, the pilot, and Cap
tain J. J. Stofen of the General McDowell.
Of the engineers the speakers were : Presi
dent Searby, Past Presidents D. C. Martin,
E. Tucker, *F. A. Jones and R. E. Tomlin.
Mr. IThler made the speech of the even
ing, and in his remarks scored the adminis
tration for putting foreign seamen and
engineers on an equal footing with Ameri
cans in the merchant service.
"This was done," said he, "by Richard
Olney, now Secretary of State, when he
was Attorney-General of the United States,
and we are here to raise our voices in pro
test against this un-American action. The
decision of the then Attorney -General was
contrary and totally at variance with the
interpretation of the law by the Treasury
Department and the customs and practices
under that interpretation for eleven, years.
"An engineer had been considered an
officer of a ship, and none but an Ameri
can could touch the lever of an engine on
an American ship. The first, second and
third officers of an American ship had to
be Americans, but Mr. Olney swept aside
the Dingley act of 1884, which had repealed
that of 1874. The latter act gave privi
leges to aliens on American ships which a
wise administration saw were fatal to the
"The decision of the Attorney-General
was brought about by the reference to him
by the Secretary of the Treasury of a pro
test by*the marine engineers of the coun
try against the licensing of aliens as engi
.neera of the naturalized steamers New
York and Paris.
"His decision in that case threw down
the bars to all foreigners, to the great det
riment of Americans. The deep interest
taken in the matter was evidenced by
those affected al! over the country, and the
result was joint meetings everywhere of
the harbors and associations. Joint com
mittees of these two organizations have
been appointed to confer and endeavor to
bring about legislation which will protect
us in our calling, as was the intention of
the tramers of the laws of protection to the
The captains who addressed the meeting
were received with cheers and other mani
festations of enthusiasm. They are the
only people affiliatine with the engineers,
whose positions are safe from the en
croachments of aliens, yet they were
strongest in their condemnation of the un-
American policy of the former Attorney-
TO BE COURT-MARTIALED.
Lieutenant Frank Brooks of
the Naval Battalion in
Orders Issued That Were Not Ap
proved by the Commander-
Adjutant-General Barrett and Lieutenant
Frank A. Brooks have crossed oara, and
the commander-in-chief of the army and
navy of California says that the adjutant
of the Naval Battalion must be court-mar
The cause of the existing difficulties be
tween Adjutant-General Barrett and the
adjutant of the Naval Battalion arose over
special orders No. 4, issued by the adju
tant-general from his office at Sacramento
on the 3d inst., which' contained the fol
lowing paragraphs relative to the Naval
The application of citizens and residents of
Santa Cruz desirous of organizing a company
of naval militia having been approved by the
Hoard of Location and Organization, Lieuten
ant Frank A. Brooks, adjutant of tho Naval
Battalion, is hereby directed to take the neces
sary steps as laid down in section 1951, Politi
cal Code, for the mustering in of said company,
which shall be designated Company E.
Copies of orders, a record of proceedings and
company muster will be duly forwarded
through the regular channels to this office.
When the special order reached the
oflice of the Naval Battalion Lieutenant
Brooks mutilated it and inserted six addi
tional paragraphs of his own. The incor
poration of these paragraphs caused the
order to have a different aspect than that
for which it was intended. When it was
reissued by Adjutant Brooks it was
questioned and a copy was mailed to
Sacramento asking if the commander-in
ch ief had issued two orders bearing the
Game number but of different dates.
When the order was closely examined it
was found that Lieutenant Brooks had not
only changed its substance but had
chanced the date, making it May 31 instead
of June 3. It was further found that the
adjutant-general had never approved of
the additional paragraphs, and inquiry
was made of the Governor if he had
authorized them. The Governor had not,
and when he found that Lieutenant Brooks
had dared to promulgate orders over the
signature of the commander-in-chief
without authority the Governor at once
ordered an investigation and directed
Adjutant-General Barrett to detail Colonel
James, the Naval Battalion inspector, to
bring Lieutenant Brooks into court.
Lieutenant Brooks stated yesterday that
the circumstances would be fully ex
plained. "When I became adjutant of the
Naval Battalion, I found that all the bat
talion orders were issued iust as I issued
the one iv question," said lie.
"When Governor Budd became com
mander-in-chief, I was not informed that
any change had been made in this regard.
I am at a loss, however, to account for the
change in the dates from June 3 to May 31.
It is nothing but a case of prejudice from
beginning to end, and I blame Colonel
Peeler for it, as he is opposed to the in
terests of the Naval Battalion."
"The fact is plain," said Adjutant-Gen
eral Barrett. "Brooks lias mutilated an
order issued under the authority of the
Governor, by inserting paragraphs in the
order which" were not approved by either
the commander-in-chief or myself, and
over my signature. When I entered on my
duties as adjutant-general, I found that the
Naval Battalion had been running things
their own way regardless of the Governor
or his adjutant-general, and I put a stop to
it. I informed Adjutant Brooks, officially,
that all such matters must go through the
regular channels, and he has seen fit to do
otherwise in this case."
Governor Budd said: "From what or
ders have been issued by me, I am sur
prised that any officer in the State service
should so far forget himself as to issue any
order that I had not authorized or ap
proved. Lieutenant Brooks has gone fur
ther. He chopped my order in' two, in
serted what he wanted, put it together
again, and to make the job complete
changed the date of the order.
"If he were to do such a thing in the
army he would be shot. I propose to be
more lenient, but I can see no way of set
tling matters except to court-martial him
and let him stand as an example. Ido not
propose that any officer in the National
Guard shall issue an order presumably ap
proved by me, which, in fact, I have never
"I am going to put a stop to that free
and-easv gait, and make the guard one
that will be the acme of military perfec
tion. Other States have it, and California
will follow in line. I have directed Colonel
James to investigate Lieutenant Brooks'
doings, and after Colonel James has made
his report 1 siiall order my first court-mar
tial, which 1 deeply regret."
Colonel James has received a report
from Lieutenant Brooks accounting for his
acts, but the colonel refuses to make the
report known. The opinion of officers con
versant with such matters is that Lieu
tenant Brooks cannot avoid being court
martialed if for no other cause than chang
ing the date of the order issued by a
superior. _______ _____»_
INDEPENDENT RED MEN,
Will Meet in Grand Lodge
Session for Two Days
in This City.
An Attempt Will Be Mads to Have
a Life Insurance Feature
Most of the delegates from interior
points have already arrived to attend the
annual session of the Grand Lodge of the
Independent Order of Red Men, which
opens at Independent Red Men's Hall
Monday morning. All the members of
the order are German-speaking citizens.
It was instituted on this coast July 16,
1865. The membership in this jurisdiction
is 1258, of which number 100 were gained
during the past year. Its capital is
$66,215 50. During the year sick benefits
were paid to 137 members, and aggregated
The most important business that will
come up for discussion will be the propo
sition of adopting a life insurance feature
in connection with the order, to be under
the supervision of the Supreme Lodge.
Petitions will also be presented providing
for changes in the existing ritual.
The Grand Lodge will be in session two
days, and the termination of the business
session will be followed by a grand ball
and banquet Tuesday evening, in Califor
nia Hail, tendered by all the local lodges,
in honor of the grand officers and delegates.
This evening San Francisco Lodge No.
24' i will give a social dance in honor of the
grand officers and all delegates. The
schuetzen section of the order will attend
in full uniform.
The grand officers are as follows: Ober
grand chief, Valentine Hum burg, San
Jose; under grand chief, Jacob Wacner,
San Francisco; assistant grand chief. Mar
tin Fuetscher; grand secretary, B. A.
Sammann; grand treasurer, Joseph Gut
The list of accredited delegates is as fol
California Lodge No. 70, San Francisco —
Charles Wekerle, C. Oldag, C. Berghofer, C.
Golden Gate Lodge No. 74, San Francisco— A.
Stanke, H. Wetzler, M.Fuet.-cher.
San Jose Lodge No. 77, San Jose— F. Schu
macher, P. Wurkentin, T. Hellison.
Pacific Lodge No. 78, San Francisco— R. Mul
ler, J. L. Maver, C. Munder, C. G. Bolsdorf,
Theo Blodes, E.Grimm, L. Friedmnnn.
Germania Lodge No. 83. San Francisco— X.
Emmel, R. Wieneke, K. Freund.
Sacramento Lodge No. 124, Sacramento— J.
Clau6, J. J. Carbuhn, J. A. Falkeusteiu.
Santa Cruz Lodge No. 125, Santa Cruz— Theo
Beck, P. J. Krieg.
Hermann Lodsre No. 224, San Francisco— J.
Cordsen, G. Kiedlin, P. R. Schwartz. John Man
gels, A. Antony, R. Lauger, P. H. Whalter.
Ban Francisco Lodge No. 246, San Francis
co — A. Dreimann, \V. Wachter, C. Leidecker, V.
Franz, Charles Fuhrig.
Teutonia Lodge No. 250. San Francisco— M.
Diekert, F. Grossmann, R. Bail, M. Maeller.
Los Angeles Lodge No. 252, Los Angeles— J.
Vorwarts Lodge No. 255, Snn Francisco— J.
Triske.C. Dail.Theo Koch, Charles Schleainger.
Coucordia Lodge No. 268, Alameda— William
Hille, L. Cattermole, E. Ansel.
Oakland Lodge No. 272, Oakland— H. Hofc
Metamora Lodge No. 4. Pocahontas 1 Daugh
ters, San Francssno— William Geistlich, C. B.
Rode, L. Krumb, I*. H. Rolfs.
NATIVE SONS' DAY.
They Make Elaborate Preparations for a
Special Celebration of California's
Birthday at Sacramento.
The twentieth anniversary celebration
joint committee of San Francisco parlors
of Native Sons of the Golden West met
last night at Pioneer Hall. The meeting
was called to order by J. P. Dockery, T.
C. Conway secretary.
The transportation committee reported
that it had secured a $2 .50 round trip rate
to Sacramento, tickets to be good on all
trains on the 7th, Bth and 9th of September.
A special excursion train will leave here
about 8 p. m. on Saturday, the Bth, taking
the members of the order who participate
in the parade here on that evening. Twenty
parlors will parade through the principal
streets of the City, with about 2000 in line
and six bands. Another special train will
leave on Sunday and another early Monday
On Saturday nieht, upon the arrival of
the special with the city paraders, Sacra
mento will inaugurate an electrical carni
val. The stores, hotels, public buildings
and many private houses will be electri
cally illuminated in honor of the arriving
Native Sons. A parade through the streets
of Sacramento of city parlors, escorted by
Sacramento and parlors of adjoining
towns, will follow the arrival.
Frank B. Ryan, Tom Fox and James
Henderson of the Sacramento committee
were present and stated that Sacramento
was working day and night.
Six City parlors will take bands from
here with them, and any number of fife
and drum corps will liven up the line of
march in the big parade to be held in Sac
ramento on Monday.
Monday will be the gala day. First will
come the grand parade, with bands, par
lors with white duck suits, suits of bfacK
and yellow, costly banners, drill corps,
brassbands, drum and fife corps, parasol
and fan brigades, Native Daughters es
corted by gallant Native Sons, bazoo
bands, parlors of curly bears, growling
bears, mystic forty, foothill owls of El Do
rado Parlor and all the variations of
badges, hat ornaments and fancy drilling
that go with a Native Son parade.
In the afternoon receptions will be held
at the numerous headquarters, icecream
parties, lemonade and cold tea socials, im
promptu dances and any and all features
that kill time and care.
In the evening the second electrical car
nival will take place, followed by the
grand ball of Sacramento parlors.
Tuesday will be a special day for Native
Sons at the State Fair.
An Afternoon Blaze.
The alarm at 10 o'clock yesterday was for a
small blaze at 211 Stevenson Btreet. Bparks
from a tinsmith's furnace in the adjoining
store bet. lire to the place and caused damage
to the extent of $100. The place was occupied
by M. Graurath as a butcher-shop and dwelling.
ABANDONED RIGHT OF WAY,
The Southern Pacific Gives Up
Its Route Through the
SOME OF THE LAND IS SOLD.
New Line to Cross the Dumps and
Go Through a Tunnel at
The Southern Pacific Company has
abandoned its right ot way through the
Potrero and made radical changes in its
scheme for a bay-shore road out of San
Instead of building trestles and embank
ments in a direct line almost due south to
the junction of Islais Creek channel and
Railroad avenue, across indentations of
the bay, the railroad engineers and execu
tive officers have decided to run the new
line further west and tunnel the hills that
rise from the City dumping ground, known
as Mission Bay. Then, too, the problem
of cutting away hills at thfl Potrero to
reach a feasible grade has been dropped.
Very soon the map in that part of town
will have to be changed as a result of these
alterations, which very materially affect
South San Francisco and the thriving
Potrero district. For what has appeared
for many years past on its surface as rail
way land — one long strip 200 feet wide, or
just one block, beginning at Channel street
and ending at the county line — will no
longer remain thereon by right.
As far back as 1868 the railway com-
Eany was granted a charter by the State
egislature for a free right of way 200 feet
wide between Illinois and Kentucky
streets over the water lots. Later on the
Finance and Construction Company, a
side issue of the railroad corporation,
bought up all the land between those two
streets above tidewater, and principally
in the Potrero, opposite the Union Iron
Works. Subsequently this property was
transferred to the Pacific Improvement
Company, in whose name it still stands,
excepting a large lot sold several days
ago to Dr. E. L. Wemple at the corner of
Keutucky and Napa streets.
As time wore on since the railway com
pany secured its right of way at consider-
I able trouble and expense from the Legis
lature, the project of a bay-shore line that
would greatly facilitate operations on the
branch to San Jose began to assume defi
nite form. Surveys were made, with the
result that the more southerly portion of
the right of way, from Islais Creek to the
county line, nearly all of which is sub
merged, was abandoned. The more re
cent surveys changed the route from Islais
Creek to IlaiJroad avenue, with tunnels at
Mount St. Josephs and at the county line.
But even then the route from the City
depot was laid through the Potrero, be
tween Kentucky and Illinois streets.
Another change of base has been made,
however, by which the whole grant of a
right of way was rejected.
The Pacific Improvement Company
thereupon determined to place its row of
blocks upon the market and get rid of
them since they were no longer part or
parcel of the "Southern Pacific's future
plans. One sale was made to Dr. Wemple,
who bought the Potrero lot for the pur
pose of erecting upon it a drugstore, of
fices and flats. Shortly after the transfer
was recorded, an offer came from a saloon
man for another piece of the real estate.
It was very liberal, even a second voluntary
advance having been made, but it was de
clined to the complete surprise of the peo
ple interested. Colonel C. F. CrocKer,
president of the Pacific Improvement Com
pany, suddenly withdrew the land from
sale, stating as his reason that the company
would wait until prices are higher and busi
ness men desire to buy for improvement.
When the right of way was secured the
railway company came into possession of
sixty acres as a State grant for terminal
purposes at the dumps, or Mission Bay.
Added to this are the intervening streets
recently closed by the Supervisors, with
which additional ground the railway has a
clear way across to the junction of Seventh
and Santa Clara streets on the Potrero
hillside. A line drawn from that point to
Fourth and Townsend streets would inter
sect the railroad track almost diagonally,
and it is along such a line that the pro
posed road will be laid out of San Fran
Near the end of Seventh street, between
Pennsylvania avenue and lowa street,
where the hill rises to a height of at least
100 feet, there will be a tunnel. This has
been decided on, although the exact loca
tion has not yet been made known, for
various reasons, since the announcement
might advance land values upon the com
pany, and all the land needed for this new
line is not yet secured. The low marsh
will be tilled with rock and earth from the
adjacent hills, and this tunnel will be run
out to a point west of the rope walk on the
southern slope, whence the new route is to
be extended toward the county line a lit
tle to the west of tbe former survey. So
far as could be learned from railroad
officials the Southern Pacific Company is
desirous of beginning work on the road as
soon as possible, but buying land on the
way causes many delays.
THE FIRST GUARDS' BIRTHDAY.
An Interesting Programme of Horse
manship Given by the New Troop.
The First California Guard celebrated its
forty-sixth anniversary last evening with
a military demonstration of a rather novel
character. There were mounted drills and
exhibitions of horsemanship, the presenta
tion of a new guidon to the troop and a
new cavalry saber to Captain Sime, and
some patriotic speeches.
The First California Guard, formerly
Battery A, Light Artillery, now Troop A,
of the Cavalry, was out in full force. Its
members took part in each number except
the mounted broad-sword contest between
Professor Tronchet, master-at-arms of the
Olympic Club, and Captain Dillian,
formerly of the French army.
Colonel Barry presented the guidon to
the troop in a neat little speech, touching
upon its recent change from red to yellow.
The flag was the gift of Judge G. C. Groe
zinger, a former member. Colonel Barry
also presented the saber to Captain Sime.
That was the gift of the company.
Among the audience present were : Gen
eral Dimond. Adjutant-General Barrett,
Colonel F. S. Chadbourne, Colonel Barry,
Lieutenant-Colonel John C. Currier, Lieu
tenant-Colonel N. T. James, Major Huber,
Captain Kelleher and Captain Smith.
THE BOARD OF TRADE.
Business Men Interested in Broadening
Its Sphere of Useful-ness.
The members of the California Btate
Board of Trade are desirous of increasing
the sphere of usefulness of that body, and
to do so will require money.
Within the pa,st few days the needs of
the organization have been presented to
many 01 the business community, and as
a result a number of new subscribers have
been added to the board's list.
The business men are becoming more in
terested of late in the efforts of the Board
of Trade than they ever were before.
SANTA CRUZ ENTERPISE.
Its Citizens Making a Bid for Manufac
The citizens of Santa Cruz have already
made a bid for the bicycle-factory that a
company desires to establish in California,
and are* now reaching out to have other
industries established in their community.
Good building sites and electricity for
Dower and light are offered.
BEFORE STOCK TAKING.
BLEACHED HUCK TOWELS, reg- OKn
ular price 313^c, now, each ... . uOD
66-inch HEAVY BLEACHED DAM-
ASK, regular price $1.10, now 7^/»
a yard.... • O\j
26x26 BLEACHED DAMASK NAP-
KINS, extra heavy, regular price (j>C)
$2.75, now, a dozen «P—
TURKEY RED DAMASK, fine qual- 'f) fl
ity, regular price 75c, now, a yard tll/U
SAMPLE PAIRS OF
FINE WHITE BLANKETS
GREATLY REDUCED IN PRICE.
SB HABLA ESP AN Oli.
G. VERDIER & CO.,
SE. Cor. Geary and Grant Aye.
VILLE DE PARIS.
BRANCH HOUSE, ,
: LOS ANGELES.
CONDITION AND AFFAIRS
OF THE . ,
aachen AID mm fire
'• INSURANCE COMPANY
OF AIX LA CHAPELLE, GERMANY, ON
the 31st day of December, A. D. 1894, and for
the year ending on that day, as made to the Insur-
ance Commissioner of the State of California, pur-
! suant to the provisions of sections 610 and (ill of
! tie Political Code, condensed as per blank fur-
nished by the Commissioner.
I Amount of Capital Stock pa'rl up in
I Cash $450,00000
Real Estate owned by Company..... $309,100 40
I Loans on .Bond and Mortgage 471,492 85
I Cash Market Value of all Slocks and
Bonds owned by Company. 3,141,537 35
Cash in Company's Office — 14,078 30
Cash in Banks 460,34995
Interest due . and accrued on all
Stocks and Loans .".' 21,915 57
Premiums in due Course of C011ec-
ti0n............... .. .......:.... 256,87458
Bills receivable, not Matured, taken
for Fire and Marine Risks ...... 276,809 32
Due from other Companies for re-
insurance.....;... 54,222 40
Total Assets.... ....'. 5,006,380 72
Losses Adjusted and unpaid ....V
Losses In process of Adjustment or ( 119 « no n<l
it 5u5pen5e.......... f *"•»""
Losses resisted. Including expenses j
Gross premiums on Fire Risks run-'
♦ningonc year or less, $—, rein- |
surance 50 percent.... .:......... ! .,,.,...
Gross premiums on Fire Risks run- f • 1 - 00 ».«» i! > * 7
nlng more than one year, $ , |
- reinsurance pro rata.. ............. j
Cash dividends remaining unpaid 322,500 00
All other demands against the Com- ,
pany 761,741 92
Total Liabilities.. .$2,756,655 39
Net Cash actually received for Fire
premiums .....:..:.....:...... 1,803,278 65
Received for Interest and dividends
on Bonds, Stocks, Loans, and from
all other 50urce5..................... 400,299 65
Total Income. $2,203,678 30
Net amount paid for Fire Losses (in-
cluding $73,297 92 losses of pre-
vious years) ::....: :. 1,061,588 72
Dividends to stockholders 322,500 00
Paid or allowed for Commission or
->. 8r0kerage........:..............:.. 291 ,024 45
Paid ■ for Salaries, ■ Fees and ■ other
chances for officers, cleiks, etc...... 71,600 20-
Paid for , State, National . and j local
taxe5........................... 30,732 05
All other payments and expenditures 120,444 97
»■•.; Total Expenditures........... $1,897,890 39
Losses : incurred during the year
> (fire)..:.:.... ::..:.... .............. 51,174,088 73
Risks and • Premi- ---■•■.■"•
. urns. Fire Risks. Premiums.
Net amount of
Risks written dur- »
ing the year.:..... $487,791,369 $2,691,079 05
Ret . amount * of
Risks expired dui-
ing the year.:;.:.. .433,727,279 2,641,823 07
Net amount in force
December 31, I
1894..... .:........ 1,575.546,142 1,559,913 48
/ ; ; DB. MAX LUDEWIG, Managing Director.
a Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 3d day
W. C. EMMET, V. S. Consul.
PACIFIC COAST DEPARTMENT,
204 Sansome Street, San Francisco, Cal. ■
VOSS, CONRAD & CO.,
JULIUS JACOBS, San Francisco Agent.
I GERMAN i AND k ENGLISH SCHOOL,
1986 WEBSTER' ST., OAKLAND
> ( , ; " (Corner of Orchard), .
OPENS AUGUST 1 WITH A FULL CORPS OF,
\J teachers. Preparation ~t. for . Universities. Ger- .
man Kindergarten. .. : . .. . •■ ■
• Opening Exercises held by DR. McCLURE of \
Oakland at 10 a. m. ■ " r , '