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TUESDAY.. ....AUGUST 27, 1895
Bamtwix TnrATER.r-"That Imprudent Young
Columbia Theater— "Mask and Faces; or,
Before and Behind the Curtain."
Morosco's Opera-house— " The Coast Guard."
Tivoli Opera-hotre— "The Black Hmssar."
Orphetjm— High-aass Vaudeville.
Macdokotjgh Theater (Oakland) "Too
Mechanics' Larkln-street, near Market.
Bay District Track.— Races.
State Board of Trade Kxkibit.— s7s Market
street, below Second. Open dally. mission free.
California State Fair— Sacramento, Septem-
ber 2 to 14.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.
The Methodist preachers discussed evolu
The Olympic Club opposition ticket has
made its appearance.
The State Board of Trade has taken rooms In
the Crocker building.
Brief City items are to be found on this page
of the Call every day.
Anthony McLean has made Key. George Watt
corespondent in a divorce suit.
The Congregational Monday Club discussed
the manner of spiritual rebirth.
William S. MeMurty bequeathed most of his
estate to his sister, Mrs. F.uiirnoy.
Local items, bright and brief, can be round on
this page of the Call ci erj morning.
Nathan C. Carnall died of inflammation of
the bowels yesterday at the Lenox Hotel.
Frank Piel, an upholsterer, has been sent to
the Stockton asylum lythe Insane Commis
• The American Protective Association in this
City lias been reorganized by Assembly dis
The -week of polo pony-racing and pigeon
shootinp opens at the Hotel del Monte, Monte
Dr. J. M. Condit talked on "The Greatest
Need of the Hour" at the Presbyterian Minis
Little John O'Ronrke Fays he was bitten by
Mrs. Catherine Proton's dog. and he has sued
her for ;?iiS>9 damages.
Time-tables of the railroad companies are
published free of charge in the Call for the ac
tommodation of readers.
The William Nrelling estate is being sued for
$4000 worth of property. which, it is claimed,
it had no right to transfer.
There seems to be no decrease in the attend
ance at the fair. Last night the place was
crowded beyond expectations.
There was a pleasant reception at the Crocker
Old People's Home last evening to Rev. W. L.
Githens, the former superintendent
Judge Slack yesterday rendered a decision
upholding the legality of commitments of
female minors to the Magdalen Asylum.
The people of Sacramento are driving out the
hobos and tramps and are ordering working
men from the State's Free Labor Bureau.
Cattle King White's deposition was tafcen
yesterday in the suit of the Sun Insurance
Company to foreclose a $75,000 mortgage.
Forecast official W. H. Hammon predicts
f'fair; nearly stationary temperature ; fresh to
brisk westerly winds" for to-day's weather.
The police are trying to find a sneak-thief
who has been stealing ornaments and robbing
the poor-boxes in Roman Catholic churches.
Mrs. Ann Johnson, who Btarted for Chicago
in 1893, has never been heard from since.
Judge Coffey yesterday declared her legally
Bernard Cappell, northeast corner of Eighth
and Mission streets, was yesterday fined $100
by Judge Coniau for selling liquor without a
Rabbi Jacob Voorsanger of the Congregation
Einanu-El, who has been away to Europe on a
three months' vacation, is expected home on
Commissioner Searls of the Supreme Court
yesterday refused to give A. A. Friedlander a
hearing "in his petition to be admitted to the
Fire Marshal Towe is investigating a sus
picious fire that occurred early yesterday
morning: in Mrs. S. M. Oliver's lodgiiig-houae,
844 Sixth street. , ..
Thomas Rolfe, a former switchman of the
Southern Pacific, has brought suit against that
company for $25,000 for injuries received
while in its employ.
The San Francisco and San Mateo Electric
Railway Company has filed another petition
with the Board of Supervisors for aright of
way to the new race track.
Mrs. Elizabeth Ina Joy, formerly Mrs. Ryer,
has petitioned the court for a distribution to
her of rents amounting to $22,556 76, from the
Washington Ryer property.
The talent again picked four out of the five
winners at the track vtsterday. The fortunate
horses were: Conde, Belle Boyd, Schnitz,
Royal Flush and Little Bob.
Professor 11. H. Powers, now in Europe, has
been tendered an independent professorship
in the economics department at Stanford
University and has accepted it.
The big mining suit of Theodore Fox va.
John W. llaekay and others was resumed In
Judge Seawell's "court yesterday, and goes on
again this morning at 10 o'clock.
England has modified her claims in the
Alaskan boundary question and will now be
satisfied if all the seaports on thewaters of the
Archipelago Alexander are yielded to her.
The Grand Jury proposes to inrestlgate the
rumor that certain Supervisors refused to lend
aid in increasing the police force till they
should get a certain number of appointments.
Mrs. M. A. Arnold of the Grand Southern Ho
tel yesterday followed and captured James
Brennan. an old man, whom she accuses of be
ing implicated in the stealing of her purse last
The police are satisfied that Thomas O'Neil,
the burglar arrested by Detective Cody oh
Sunday night, committed the numerous burg
laries recently in the Mission and Western
Andrew J. Collins, who threatened to kill
Superintendent Flllmore of the Southern Paci
fic, appeared in Judge Joachimsen's court yes
terday and the hearing of the case was fixed
Edward Campbell, the confederate of Sidney
Bell In the murder of Samuel Jacobson five
years ago, was yesterday convicted of vagrancy
by Judge Joachimsen and sent to the County
Jail for six months.
George Moseby, a colored man, was arrested
yesterday for cutting William Murphy, the
horse-trainer, with a knife at the racetrack on
Sunday night. He was charged with assault
with a deadly weapon.
The residence of Mrs. Richard Tobin on Nob
Hill was partly destroyed by fire yesterday
afternoon. The loss was between $10,000 and
$15,000. Careless painters with gasoline
lamps started the blaze.
The captains of the local militia are going to
submit demands for the full legal quarterly
allowance of $300. regardless of the agree
ment made by the colonels to submit to a re
duction to $75" a month.
The Union for Practical Progress will meet
this evening at 16 Post street to formulate a
plan for bringing into practical politics the
question of municipal ownership of gas,
water and electric-light plants.
John Murphy, 1132 York street, was taken
to the Receiving Hospital last night with a
lacerated wound in his scalp. He said the
conductor of a Valencia-street car threw him
off at the ferry without any provocation.
Harry Gordon, an employe of the City
Carpet-beating Works on Eighth street, was
vcsterday struck by a roli of carpet which fell
from a shelf and had several ribs broken on
the right ride. He was taken to the Receiving
In the opinion of Executive Officer Clarence
J. Wetmore of the Viticultural Commission,
alkali is the cause of the so-called "California
vine disease," which has proved to be such a
mystery to Professor Newton B. Pierce, the
Government expert, and others.
Two additional jurors were secured in the
Durrant case yesterday in the persons of David
Brooks. 1311 California street, and J. H. Bab
bitt, 1015 Market street, making eleven in all.
But one more is needed, and it is confidently
predicted that he will be secured to-day.
John Faulhammer, butcher, Mason and
Union streets, who was charged with grand
larceny In removing a barrel of whisky from
Mrs. Martha Gottscnang's saloon, 809 Third
street, was yesterday held to answer before the
Superior Court in $1000 bonds by Judge
The residents of Shasta County want the
prosecution of George Short dropped. He was
i Populist orator ana was arrested for passing
:ounterfeit money. A petition setting forth
Short's many virtues was aent to the United
States District Attorney, but the latter says
:he case must go to trial.
Mr. Vining has informed the committee rep
resenting the South Side residents that begin
ning Wednesday be will give them a half-
Tourly service from 6 to 10 a. m. and from 5 to
11 p. m. The committee is not satisfied, and
Aill bo report to the general meeting which is
sailed for "Wednesday night. •
ALONG THE WATER FRONT
The Big Ship May Flint, Form
erly the Persian Monarch,
STIFF PRICE FOE A TOW.
Arbitrary Ruling of the Quarantine
Officer Regarding Ship Ar
The American iron ship May Flint, the
largest sailing vessel that has ever entered
this harbor, arrived yesterday morning,
147 days from Baltimore. She is 361 feet
THE AMERICAN SHIP MAY FLINT, fOBMEBLT THE PERSIAN MONARCH.
[Sketched by a " Call " artist.]
long, 43 feet beam and 25 feet in depth, and
her registered tonnage is 3287 tons. Her
cargo of 4320 tons of coal puts her down in
the water 23 feet. She is commanded by
Captain E. D. P. Nickels.
The May Flint was formerly the Persian
Monarch, one of Wilson's Atlantic liners,
and was built at Dumbarton, Scotland, in
1881. In consequence of the low steam
generating power of her engines she was
found to be too slow for a passenger or
fast freight racer, consequently she was
pnt in the cattle trade. Her great size of
deck room made her especially useful for
this business, as hundreds of head of stock
could be taken on board.
Last year she got ashore on the Long
Island coast and the stranded steamer was
purchased by Flint & Co. of New York.
She was stripped of her engines, her upper
deck and its houses taken off and her rig
changed to a four-master, square on the
three forward masts. She carries three
double topsail yards, but having lost a
yard from the main and mizzen mast in a
Cape Horn gale she appears as a single
topsail yarder, except at the fore. The
captain's handsome quarters are in the
spardeck, which is stationed amidships.
The walls and bulkheads are iron, but
artistically painted and decorated in imi
tation of wood.
The place.is fitted more like a hotel suite
of rooms, the stationary washstands and
srJorelike fittings of the apartments not
bearing out the idea of a ship. The skip
per's large stateroom is provided with the
ordinary wide bed instead of the usual
boarded-in bunk, and Captain Nickels
states that so steady is the big ship that in
all her hard weather off the Horn he was
not pitched once from his old homestead
On the roof of the deckhouse is a small
iron structure which is the captain's •ffice
as well as his iookout station. It is pro
vided with deadlights on all sides".
When the vessel went under the Ameri
can flag she was named after the wife of
W, B. Flint, the junior member of the
The ship encountered head winds, and
the usual rough weather near Cape Horn,
and lost her mizzen topmast and three top
gallant masts. Three of the topsail yards
rattled down on deck, and a number of
sails blew away.
Her passaee from the equator up was un
eventful until she arrived off this port.
The wind failing she drifted north, and
day before yesterday she was close into
Bodega Heads. Captain Nickels tried to
work his ship around the point into Bo
dega Bay, but was unable to manage the
big becalmed vessel, and the starboard an
chor was let go about one-half mile from
It was bad holding ground, as they could
feel in the sixty fathoms of chain drag
ging over the bowlders on the bottom.
However, the wind being so light the
anchor held her, though there was only
nine fathoms of water under the stern.
The steamer Alice Blanchard came along
and, seeing the great ship in a dangerous
position, generously offered to tow her out
for the modest sum of $12,000, finally fall
ing to $5000. Captain Nickels offered $160,
and the steamer saluted by blowing her
whistle and passed on.
The first mate with two men in a boat
went ashore to telegraph for a tug, and
during their absence the' Flint was enabled
to slip and buoy her cable and get into
safe water, when she was found by the
Alert and towed into this harbor.
The wreckage of the ship James Town
send, which recently went ashore near
Point Arena, has been sold to John Shep
pard, a farmer living close to the place
where the vessel was lost. He paid $200
for the lumber. $50 for one of the boats and
$25 for the hull of the ship.
The cargo of the bark W. H. Meyer,
wrecked near Port Clarence, was sold to
Captain Townsend of the bark J. D.
Peters for $600. The latest news state that
all hands got ashore in safety and that the
crew are on board of a revenue cutter.
The strict ruling of Quarantine Officer
Chalmers regarding the stoppage of all
foreign port vessels on the quarantine
grounds until after his visit is working a
great and unnecessary inconvenience to
vessels entering this port. A heavily
laden ship being towed in with the tide
cannot stop below Alcatraz except by
turning completely around, incurring an
expenditure of time, extra labor and extra
The officer being notified by the Mer
chants' Exchange reporter from Point
Lobos of the arrival of a vessel has ample
time to board her in the bay; but the
duties or pleasures of Dr. Chalmers detain
ing him elsewhere, vessels are constantly
being put to the delay of awaiting Mb ap
When the ship Sierra Nevada was re
cently towing up the bay the captain of
the tug ran under a Blow bell, waiting for
the quarantine boat. That vessel did not
appear and the ship prepared to anchor,
the tug casting off and steaming away.
Then the doctor appeared and ordered tlie
ship back to the quarantine station. She
was without a tug, but making sail tried
to work bacic and came near going
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1895.
aground on the Berkeley flats. A tug
from another company came to her assist
ance and towed her down to the mouth of
the harbor, the medical martinet keeping
alongside in his boat, but refusing to board
until the ultimate fathom had been tra
Last Sunday afternoon the brig Lurline
was being towed in and some distance be
hind her was the steamer Kahului. Dr.
Chalmers, who had been out on the bay
with a party of guests, steamed past the
towing tug and ordered her captain to stop
until the steamer Kahului was inspected.
As the tug and her tow were in the midst of
a fleet of racing yachts and at the mercy of
an incoming tide running five or six miles
an hour the ordet was unreasonable.
A slacking-up of the tug's speed
would have dropped the towline down un
der the propeller or caused a swerving to
one side, which among the fast sailing ves
sels of the regatta would have been a stupid
movement. The doctor refused to board
the brig and went on to the steamer.
The Lurline was anchored in the stream
off Valle jo-street wharf, and the doctor
went to the regatta with his tugload of
guests, leaving tne passengers and people
on the Lurline to awai-t his pleasure for
several hours as a vicarious punishment to
the captain of the tuc.
A team of horses left standing in front
of the Oakland ferry landing yesterday be
came frightened, and running away col-
Jided with an express wagon driven by
Jake Abrams and belonging to Jacobs &
Co. Abrams was knocked down, and the
team continuing on in its mad speed ran
over Miss Grace Mclvor of 715 Twelftn
street, Oakland, who was on her way home
with her father. Abrams and Miss
Mclvor were taken to the Receiving
Hospital, where it was found that
she had her right hip fractured, a finger
broken, and was bruised about the head
and face. Abrams was bruised about the
body and injured internally. He is the
man who recently picked up the fruit that
was going to waste on the wharves and dis
tributed it around to poor people. It is
not known who was the driver of the run
Last Sunday a party of the employes of
Newman & Levison chartered the'yacht
Ethel S for a regatta of their own. They
passed through Raccoon Straits and headed
lor VaJlejo. They did not return Sunday
night, and grave fears were entertained for
their safety. On Monday morning the
party returned, having been becalmed iv
pan Pablo bay, and put in the night fight
A small yawl belonging to the Corinthian
Yacht Club, with several persons on board,
was capsized in Raccoon Straits Sunday.
They were rescued by George Flesher of
Tiburon, who hurried to the scene in a
Henry Smith, a negro, was arrested on
the water front yesterday morning, charged
with having pernicious literature in his
THE BEAR OF THE TOBIN RESIDENCE WEEKE THE FIRE STARTED.
[Sketched by a "Call" artist.]
possession. When searched at the police
station a gold watch and chain were found
on him, which turned out to have been
stolen from Frank Anderson, a sailor.
THE PAIR WEATHEB SIGNAL.
It la Smutted and Torn and Ought to
It is about time that the Signal Service
Bureau call in the flag that is displayed
daily from the top of the Mills building to
inform the public of the nature of the
weather. According to the rules of the
bureau there should, for fair weather, be
displayed a white square flag, but what the
color of the signal displayed for several
days past is it is difficult to determine.
The person who looks at it is uncertain
whether it is a white signal that haa
turned gray with dust and smoke or a blue
one that is sun-faded, and during the past
two days it has split in two.
Some people want to know If this is a
new signal the definition of which has not
yet Deen made public.
An 85-year-old widow of Livermore, Me.,
last week finished weaving a carpet twenty
three yards long, and has a contract to
weave two more of like size.
A BIG FIRE ON NOB HILL
The Residence of Mrs. Richard
Tobin Was Almost
THE LOSS WILL BE GREAT.
Careless House - Painters With
Gasoline Lamps Started
The residence of Mrs. Richard Tobin,
on the southeast corner of California and
Taylor streets, was gutted by tire yester
day afternoon, causing between $10,000 and
$15,000 damages. The fire was started by
house-painters, who were using gasoline
lamps for burning off the old paint. The
men were at work on the bow-windows on
the second Btory at the southwest corner.
A high wind was blowing from the south,
and the small flame started by the burning
lamp was soon leaping up the dry wooden
walls until it reached a email cupola,
where it flared up like a torch.
An alarm wa-3 sounded from box 132 on
the corner of Pine and Mason streets at
3:15 o'clock. For a time the tire held full
sway in the building, which ia on the top
of Nob Hill, because it was very difficult
to reach with the heavy steam engines.
The first on the ground was the engine on
California street, near Leavenworth. The
Stockton-street engine was the next, while
engine 2 took up its position on Pine
street, and ran a line of hose up the steep
Taylor-street hill. The Broadway hook
and ladder company took a stand on Cali
While this was going on the flames were
being swept by the high wind through the
bedrooms of the second story and along
beneath the high mansard roof. The
building was erected fully thirty years ago
and was built in the style of those times,
with a total disregard for protection
against fire. The spaces between the outer
and inner walls served the fire as so many
chimneys and the falling spares dropped
down to the first story, where in a short
time they set fire to the building in fresh
For a short time it looked as though the
fine old structure was doomed, but the fire
men worked hard to save it. Ladders were
run to the roof and several lines of hose
were directed against the flames from the
top. In fact they fairly flooded the house.
While saving the house the beautiful
furniture, books, pictures, etc., were threat
ened with destruction by water.
Captain Comstock of the Underwriters'
Fire Patrol was among the first on the
ground and the work of saving the con
tents of the house was taken in hand by
his crews. The walls were stripped of
their ornaments and pictures, which were
taken to a place of safety. All of the
heavy furniture was quickly covered with
rubber blankets so that it was saved
from damage by the water that soon began
to pour in torrents from the floor above.
In the upper part of the house the larger
part of the contents was removed to the
north side of the house and covered with
the rubber blankets. The valuable car
pets, however, were ruined eithei by fire
The house presented a sorry appearance
when the flames were conquered. The
south wall was riddled with large holes
from the first story to the roof. At least
ten rooms in the second story were gutted.
The west side of the building was but little
better than the south, but on the north
and east sides the structure is not badly
The total loss will be between $10,000 and
$15,000. There was only $5000 insurance on
the house and none on the contents so far
as can be learned. The house had been
very recently in the hands of the carpent
ers who had repaired it from the bottom to
the top. The painters had not been at work
very long and only about a quarter of the
work was done. They were removing all
the old paint by the application of a gaso
line flame and as stated are responsible for
the blaze. The did not remain long after
the firemen arrived.
Mrs. Tobin had removed for the summer
to Burlingame and the house was in charge
of the gardener. As soon as the blaze was
extinguished friends telephoned to Mrs.
Tobin who replied that she would leave at
once for San Francisco. She places a high
valuation upon the paintings, books and
bric-a-brac, which are the result of many
years of collection by the late owner and
THE OLD PEOPLE'S HOME.
Ex-Superintendent Rev. Githens Meets
His Old Friends.
.Rev. W. L. Githens, formerly the super
intendent and chaplain of the Crocker Old
People's Home on Pine and Pierce streets,
called upon his friends in the home last
evening. Many others were there and a
pleasant time was enjoyed by all. Of the
128 aged ladies who compose the family
nearly 100 were present at the reception,
and those who were not present were con
fined to their rooms by ill health. Rev.
Githens entertained the friends by a lec
ture on Florida and a humorous account of
the "Ghost Cat." The Misses Wier sang a
duet, which was followed by "Auld Lanp
Syne" by the gathering, which was led by
the former superintendent. The present
superintendent, Rev. Charles McKelvey,
made a few appropriate remarks and more
songs followed. For half an hour Mr.
Githens enjoyed a social chat with his
friends. He will return to his home in
New Mexico next week.
THE CATTLE KING'S FIGHT
Mrs. White's Alimony Bill for
$100,000 and a $75,000
White Contesting the Payment of
One, an Effort to Foreclose the
The decision which was expected from
the Supreme Court in the celebrated di
vorce suit of Cattle King White last Tues
day did not arrive, but the autocrat of the
Mendocino cattle ranges has been on the
rack since then.
Mrs. White, who secured her divorce in
1888 and was awarded $100,000 by Judge
Hebbard in lieu of the monthly alimony,
which the cattle king refused to pay some
time prior to the award of the lump cum,
claims that White has resorted to all man
ner of subterfuges in order to get out of
complying with the Superior Court order.
The" case was carried to the Supreme
Court by the defendant on an application
for a writ of prohibition and a writ of re
view in the matter of the order of sale of
property to satisfy Judge Hebbard's award
of $100,000. Mrs. White also claims in her
depfoition9 that the mortgage executed in
favor of the Sun Insurance Company for
$75,000 was a part of the defendant's scheme
to defraud his wife out of the money al
lowed her by the court.
The cattle king's deposition on the sub
ject of the $7 r ),000 mortgage was taken in
the office of Linforth & McPiKe yesterday
afternoon. In answer to the many and
leading questions relating to Mrs. White's
charge that the $75,000 had not been paid
to satisfy numerous small mortgages on
his immense land-holdings in the north
the king pleaded lapse of memory. For
two hours or thereabouts he was submitted
to the closest interrogatory concerning his
numerous alleged land and money trans
fers. To nearly all questions his answers
were that he could not recall— his memory
Prior to the order of Judge Hebbard
awarding Mrs. White $100,000 a receiver
was appointed, who attested that the
recreant cattle king spouse owned no
property, that it was all mortgaged and
out of his hands. On further investigation
it was learned that a nephew of White's
named Rough held the former's promis
sory notes, aggregating several thousand
dollars, and that the convenient nephew
was also a principal creditor. The investi
gation so far satisiied the court that an
order of sale of property to satisfy the
$100,000 award was subsequently made.
The Supreme Court has not drawn its
salary since the 20th of the present month,
the last day of the three months allowed
for the filing of the decision passed. And
in the meantime the Sun Insurance Com
pany is seeking to foreclose the $75,000
CEOWDS AT THE FAIE.
They Throng Aisles and Hallways frn
ITndiminished Numbers — Some
There seems to be no doubt but that
night is the time to view the fair. The
crowds which wander through the aisles
during the afternoon are replaced in the
evening at least two fold. The thousands
of glittering lights which flash among the
exhibits, the consciousness that no hour
is stolen from business and the large and
varied throng which streams through the
entrance gates, all lend their aid to attract
more and more, until the great building is
well nigh filled. Last night was no excep
tion to the rule. There was no special oc
casion — the people just came because they
wanted to, and none left before the big
bell up among the rafters clanged a fare
well which bore with it an invitation to
Several events are scheduled to come off
during the remaining days of the fair.
Solly Walter is going to lecture on art.
He will speak three times, first on August
30, on pictures and the various schools of
painting; then again on September 2 on
local art and the position San Francisco
holds in art circles the world over, and
last, on September 6, on art as applied to
the literature of the people, and how pic
tures are reproduced for newspapers,
magazines and books. The lectures will
commence at 1:45 o'clock each day.
August 30 will be-Wagnerday, at Profes
sor Scbeel's suggestion, and on that occa
sion the Exposition band, augmented by
forty-five more pieces, will interpret some
of the masterpieces of the great composer.
The musicians are already rehearsing the
programme. On August 31 the universi
ties will be in possession, for it will be Uni
versity day. September 5 the Catholic
colleges will claim the fair, and September
9 the Native Sons of the Golden West will
own everything in sight. During the com
ing week there will be a French and an
The programmes for this afternhon and
evening are as follows:
March, "Golden Gate Park" F. Sctaeel
Overture. "Undine" „ JLortzlng
Wai t z, "Emperor" Strauss
"Return of the Troops" Ellenberg
Finale, " Ariele" Bach
Overture, " A tlialia" Mendelssohn
Waltz. '-Grass Wien" Strauss
Paraphrase, "Loreley" JTeswadba
Selection, "Huguenots" Meyerbeer
"Trot de Cavallerle" Bublnstein
March, "Folkunger" Kretschmer
Overture, "Ruy Bias" Mendelssohn
Waltz, "Laura," from Begenr Strident.. .MUloeclcer
Paraphrase, "1 Am Forlorn" Schwalm
Fantasie, "Huguenots" Meyerbeer
Overture, "If I Were aKlng" Adam
Waltz, "Roses From the South" Strauss
Aria from "Robert le Piable" Meyerbeer
Trombone solo by F. K. Tobin.
Selection, "Black Hussar" MUloecker
"Turner Feat Reveille" F. Scheel
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New Car Depot.
The Market-street railway system baa taken
formal possession of the new carhouse at Turk
and Fillmore streets, and it will in future be
th« depot for the cars of the Turk, Eddy and
Page street line and those of the Fillmore and
Sixteenth street line.
AT THE CITY PLAYHOUSES
Delightful Comedy at the Bald
win and at the Co
H. G. CARLETOFS NEW PLAY.
"The Coast Guard" at Morosco's,
"The Black Hussar" Greeted
At the Tlvoll.
"The Imprudent Young Couple" is a
play from the pen of Henry Guy Carleton.
It is an American comedy, clever and de
cent without dullness. It is not a master
piece, but it is attractive, nevertheless, and
abounds in bright, crisp dialogue. John
Drew as John Annesley, the central figure
in the piece, was the delightful comedian
again and afforded a large and brilliant
audience much delight. Mr. Drew
was not all of the performance
by any means, for the piece displayed the
uniform excellence of his company,
wherein the chief strength of the organi
zation resides. Miss Maud Adams, as
Marion, the young bride, was quite capti
vating in her demonstrations of affection,
and the author put. enough humor in her
part to make it refreshing.
The audience manifested its delight by
calling the leading players before the cur
tain and bestowing applause amply.
The comedy is new in San Francisco. It
has sufficient merit to warrant play-goers
in seeing it at the Baldwin, where it will
be presented every evening this week.
"Masks and Faces" at the Columbia Theater
last night was a pronounced success. Tender
of money for reserved places had to be de
clined before the performance began, for every
seat had been sold. There was quality as well as
quantity In the large assemblage. Members of
Congress, local statesmen, professional
men and society folk paid their re
spects to the genius of Tom Taylor
and Charles Reade as interpreted by
Rose Coghlan and Maurice Barrymore.
Appreciation of the acting was manifested by
frequent applause, floral offerings and curtain
calls repeated three times for one act. Rose
Coghlan in her favorite part of Peg Woffiiig
ton, won much praise from the audience.
The play will be given every night this
week. Next week Henry E. Dixey, who is not
in "Masks and Faces," will be seen again.
There seems to be no end to tlie resources at
the Grand Opera-house in the staging of plays,
and each succeeding one seems to be in. the
matter of scenic effect a decided improvement
on the preceding one. ! The scenery presented
last evening on the first production in this
City, of "The Coast Guard" was most carefully
arranged and ,so realistic that one could
scarcely realize that it was simply canvas and
paint. In the first act the Point Breeze light
house, with a view in the distance of a sound
and hotel lighted up by night, and in the
second act a swamp with a river of running
water and a massive dredger in actual opera
tion, are perfect realisms of scenic art.
Tne play is one of love and villiany with a
sprinkling of good comedy. The hero, Jack
Summit (H. Coulter BriDker), is in love with
Rose Van Sicklen (Maud Edna Hall), becomes
engaged to her, and at the height of his hap
piness a rival appears and seeks to win the
love of Rose. Failing in this he endeavors to
poison her mind against her true lover. Not
succeeding in this, either, he tries to have tin?
one who refuses his love and Clarissa Travers
(Mina Gleason), whom he had married and de
serted, put out of the way. Then there is plot
and counter-plot, devotion, heroism and res
cues, all presented in exciting and effective
tableaux, and a denouement in which the good
triumphs over the bad. Brinker as the hero,
in the many trying situations he finds himself
placed gave further proof of his ability as a
melodramatic actor, while ; Charles VV. Swain,
Edmond Hayes and Fred J. Butler give very
natural renditions of the * characters they as
sume. Julie Blanc as Roxeyhad a good comedy
part and she sustained it well. - Miss Hall and
Miss Gleason played their parts with a great
deal of spirit, and their eilorts were frequently i
applauded. There was a large audience, and j
as each one who witnessed the play will surely
speak well of it, it will surely prove a drawing
Tivoli Opera-House. ,
"The Black Hussar," though not a stranger
to San Francisco audiences, was greeted by a
full house at the Tivoli Opera-house last night.
The story has often been told and is well
known to all theater-goers. This opera, like
good wine, does not lose by age; at least, so
thought those who heard it last night. The
character of Helbert. the Black Hussar", was
taken by Martin Pache; to-night John J.
Raffael will appear as the Hussar, and during
the week they will alternate. The singers were
in good ■ voice, the choruses were perfect, the
costumes beautiful and the scenery effective.
Alice Carle was charming as Minnie, while
Mebella Baker was all that could be desired
as Barbara, the Magistrate's housekeeper.
The. Orpheum. ,
There was no end of fun and laughter at the
Orpheum last night, for the new numbers pre
sented by the favorites were mirth-provoking.
There was also some new mystery by Guibal
and Mile. Ortiz, and the more the audiences
seek to discover how these clever artists pre
pare their acts the more mystified they be
come, in fact what they do, and do so neatly,
seems incomprehensible. TheMartinetti Broth
ers have returned to this house and gave an
exhibition of their wonderful performance on
the Roman rings.
This evening the Western Addition Club will
present "Snnset," a one-act play Dy Jerome K.
Jerome, at a donation entertainment to be
given by the Catholic Ladles' Aid Society No.
9 in Mission Opera-house.
GRAND JURY INQUIRIES
Promoters of a Laundry In
vestment Scheme Called
Neglect of Ex-County Clerk Haley
to Record Inheritance
The Grand Jury held a long session yes
terday and devoted considerable time to an
inquiry respecting the methods of the
German-American Laundry Company.
The peculiar transactions of the company
were exposed in The Call some weeks ago
when the case was before Judge Campbell's
court. Somehow the case was not pressed
because the attorney representing investors
who claimed that they had been swindled
made some sort of agreement or stipulation
with the lawyer on the other side.
Mr. Persey, a member of the G. A. It.,
was one of the purchasers of laundry stock.
He invested to the extent of $100. Ten
others, equally unsuspecting, paid their
money into the business, and when they
got possession of the premises at the south
west corner of Gounh and Lombard streets,
found that the business of the company
was not as represented. Dummy packages
on the shelves and fictitious entries on the
books had misled them. When they called
for laundry orders at places listed for regu
lar business, they found no customers.
Fearing that the promoters of what they
consider a swindle would scatter and cover
up their tracks it was decided to put the
Grand Jury on the trail of Mr. Jessup, the
president, and Frederick BucJcman, the
secretary of the company. Jessup was
called before the jury yesterday. Persey
and many other witnesses were in waiting.
The jury is making an investigation of
the reported neglect of Haley in the matter
of attending to the return of inheritance
tax while he heid the office of County
Clerk. The records in tiie office of the
Treasurer and County Clerk have been
Alfred P. Black of the District Attorney's
office attended the session of the jury
If any steps were taken in regard toovew
tures in practical politics recently made t<l
Harbor Commissioner Colnon the jury
kept the proceedings well guarded. Mr.
Colnon was not one of the witnesses in
waiting yesterday afternoon.
A Lively Blaze in the Mission.
There wag quite a lively blaze on the Mission
road, near Mondaga avenue, at 6:30 a. m. yes*
terday. The one-story frame*t>uilding occu*
pied by L. Raenuer and Assembly Hall and
saloon adjoining, owned by Mrs. Carson, but
occupied by K. J. Lodge, were destroyed.
Raenner's loss is about $1500 and the loss on
the other building will probably amount to
$1200. The cause is unknown.
The alarm from box 137 at 8:15 a. m. was
caused by the burning of a chimney at 917
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THE CUSTOMARY LARGE AND
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NOTHING BUT ENTHUSIASM
AND CURTAIN CALLS.
THE STOCKWELL SEASON.
Tom Taylor and Charles Reade's Famous Comedy
. in Two Acts,
| "MASKS AND FACES" |
; L. R. STOCKWELL,
WILLIAM G. BEACH
, MISS ROSE COGHLAN.
2" d k joiner
And First Times Here of
Henry Guy Carleton's New Comedy,
"THAT IMPMDMT YOI'XG COUPLE,"
ONLY MATINEE SATURDAY
NEXT /"THE MASKED BAIL,"
WEEK! "THt! BUTTERFLIES.'*
Mrs. KMnMKUra Kiikhno I'roprletor <& Managas
THIS WEEK ONLY!
•* MHlocker's Martial Opera,
ALICE CABLE, MABELLA BAKER,
FERRIS HARTMAN, GEO. H. BKODERICIC,
WILLIAM H. WEST, MARCiS L PERRON.
New Scenery ! Correct Costumes!
TO-NIOH T .
JOHN J. RAFFAEL as the Black Hussaß
NEXT WEEK —"FAUST."
Popular Prices— 2sc and sOc.
_ _ —
O'Farrell Street, Between Stockton and Powell.
TO-NIGHT AND DURING THE WEEK!
A GREAT STELLAR COMPANY !
— -A New, Entertaining Programme!—
Return Engagement of the Popular Favorites,
For One Week Only,
LES FRERES MARTINETTI
- In Conjunction With
X PEERLESS VAUDEVILLE COMBINATION
■■ Reserved seats, 25c; Balcony, 10c; Opera chain
and Box seats, 50c.
■ The Handsomest Family Theater! America.
WALTER MOROSCO. ...Bole Leases and Managas
- EVERY EVENING AT EIGHT,
MITCHELL AND VINCENT'S
Great American Drama,
"THE COAST GUARD!"
Evkstso Pktces— 2so and BOa
Family Circle and Gallerv. 10c
Usual Matinee* Saturday and, Sunday.^
Theater Crowded I— A Brilliant Success!
To-night and Wed's Farewell Performances
The Irresistible Comedy
TOO MUCH JOHNSON.
With William Gillette and the Original Co.
GRAND WAGNER NIGHT
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30.
Enlarged Orchestra 52 Pieces.
FRITZ SCHEEL - - Leader.
RUNNING .JfijW^ RUNNING'
RAGES !Sm&sGg*l RAGES
CALIFORNIA JOCKEY CLUB RACES,
BAY DISTRICT TRACK.
Race* Tuesdays Wednesday, Thurgday,
Friday and Saturday— Kain or Shine.
Five or more races each day. Races start at 2 :39
p. if. sharp. . McAllister and Geary street cars put
the gate. - ■.
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Ttt£l GREAT AMERICAN
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