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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 1895
Baldwin Thfater.—" The Masted Ball."
Coltmbia Theater— "A Woman of No Im-
portance" and *^Thp Major's Appointment."
Mokosco'B Opera-house— " Across the Poto-
TIVOLI OPEHA-HOrSK— "FflUßt."
Bush-Street Theater.— "Capt. Cook."
Metropolitan Temple.— Torbett Oranrt Con-
cert Company, commencing Friday, September 6.
Mm iTANies' Fair.— Larkln street, mar Market.
State Boabd of Tsads F.xtttbit.— s7s Market
Mm i. below Second. Open daily. Admission free.
California State Faib— Sacramento, Septem-
ber 2 to 14.
William .T. Dixgee— Real Estate Auc-
tioneer, 460 and 462 Eighth street, will sell at
auction Saturday, September 7, some beautiful
subdivisions of "business property on San Pablo
avenue and Twenty-third street. '
CITY NEWS IN BEIEF.
W. H. Hfimmon, the forecast official, predicts
"fair" for to-day's weather
The advantage? of adopting the working card
system were discussed by the new Painters'
Union last night.
The Pacific Coast "Woman's Press Club held
its anuual election of officers yesterday in
Golden Gate flail.
Henry C. BtilweU has filed a petition in in
solvency, with liabilities of $43,154 74, and
practically no an
Rev. George Watt, the co-respondent in the
McLetn divorce case, was one of the witnesses
at the trial yesterday.
The Silver Jubilee of the French Republic
■was celebrated by a local society at California
Hall on Bush street last night.
J. P. Mutter has been arrested for forgery lor
haviner out the time make in a bogus streetcar
transfer ticket with his penknife.
The Noah J. Franklin estate has been ap
praised at $05.477 50. Mr. Franklin was a
pawnbroker at '2'lb Grant avenue.
Champion Donnelly andß. Linehan defeated
Champion Jlarlow and T. F. Bonnet in the Oc
cidental handball court last night.
The executive committee of the Traffic Asso
ciation met yesterday and became acquainted
with \Y. B. Curtis, the new manager.
Last evening was Half-million Club night at
the Mechanics' Fair. To-night is Chinese night
and some special features will be introduced.
D. J. Moynihan, G. T. Johnston, David A.
Lawler and James P. Foley were appointed
extra assistant weighers by Collector Wise yes
The police were asked yesterday to arrest
two runaway boys from "Sydney ; Australia,
who were on ft coal-laden vessel en route to
The Spring Valley Water Company is said to
be negotiating for trie purchase o£ the Visita
cion Water Company's plant in South San
The police are arresting all ex-convicts
found in the Mission and in the Western Ad
'lition in the early morning in view of the re
The old board of officers of the Olympic Club
held its final meeting last evening. The offi
- -Hid the club was never in better standing
than at present.
The attorneys for Alvinza Hayward, H. M.
Levy and the Hobart estate are fightiag the
Supreme Court judgment of $210,000 in the
Hale & Norcross case.
J. F. Peiton of Fresno has sworn out war
rants for the arrest of J. F. Cummings, P. Lar
sf-n and L. W. Snelle on a charge of swindling
his son in a land deal.
The College of Dentistry of the State Uni
versity will begin the active work of the com
iay school year next Monday. The preparatory
work is now in progress.
Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald asks th« Ala
meda County Grand Jury to inquire into a
complaint that SuDerrisor Talcott of Oakland
is violating the eight-hour law.
In a suit agtinEt the gas company before
Justice of the Peace Kerrigan yesterday it was
shown that gas meters sometimes overcharge
customers as much as 9 per cent.
The Civic Federation will present an ordi
nance to the Hoard of Supervisors asking that
the publication of the result of lottery draw
ings be declared a misdemeanor.
The Police Commisiioners met last night and
fined Policemen Michael Murphy. Norih End
station, and James McGowan $50 each for
drinking in a saloon while on duty.
The condition of Mies Marion Hall and
George McLeod, who were injured by the bi
cycie accident in Golden Gate Park Tuesday,
was very much improved yesterday.
W. P. Wilson of Wells, Fargo & Co. swore out
& warrant yetterday for the arrest of W. L.
Loch, a mining speculator, on the charge of
obtaining money by false pretenses.
James Gerlich was arrested yesterday for
having entered the room of Frank Brown, 118
Sixth street, and carrying off his clothing.
George Pickett is wanted ou the same charge.
B. T. Ward, an employment agent, threatens
to protest against the paying out of State
money for the support of the Free Employment
Bureau conducted by Labor Commissioner
All the plans of the local Native Sons for the
Sacramento celebration are now complete.
Report? from the capital city indicate that the
occasion will be one of the grandest in the his
tory of the order.
Jeff Prentice, a telegraph operator, has been
committed to the Stockton Asylum by the In
sanity Commiaeioners. The doctors pronounced
it a case of overwork and say that the patient
will »oon recover.
The improvement clubs of the City met at
B'nai B'rith Hall last night to protest against
the blue-rock ordinance. The meeting was
held under the auspices of the Point Loboa
The Alumn of the University of California
medical department will make an inspection
of the sites for the proposed affiliated colleges
building and use their influence in favor of the
site chosen by them.
Karl Vogt, a recent arrival from Germany,
obtained a bench warrant from Judge Conlan
yesterday for the recovery of a certificate of de
posit for $800 from Peter Reles of the Hum
ooldt House, Stockton street.
Thomas Joy, a forger, sentenced to six years
In San Quentin, escaped from Sheriff Thorne
of Calaveraa County yesterday, but was cap
tured after a short run. He had a fractured
arm dressed at the Receiving Hospital.
Charles K&in, the fifteen-year-old boy who
lost a portion of his skull and brain matter in
p. runaway accident about two weeks aeo, had
co far improved as to be removed from the Re
ceiving Hospital to his fathers home yester
United States Commissioner Heacock yester
day refused to permit Chin Ah Gim to land
from the steamer Coptic. Gim asserted that
he was a native eon, but the evidence intro
duced by the Government showed that he was
William Gratz was yesterday held to answer
before the Superior Court by Judge Low in
S2OOO bonds on the charge of perjury, in giv
ing false testimony before Justice Coolt on Au
gust 2 in a suit against him at the instance of
Louis Lafond, who was cut with a razor by
William Terry at Broadway and Dupont street
Monday night, said he worked on the tug
Millie. The captain of the Millie denies that
Lafond has had any connection with his boat
f«r nearly a year.
The police resterday discovered what are be
lieved to be blood spots on the shoes worn by
Ah Line, the assistant cook for Mrs. Dora
Keede, 432 Geary street, which may lead to his
identification as the man who robbed and
nearly murdered her.
Day id Katz, a peddler, was yesterday fined
$100 or 100 days in jail by Judge Conlan for
cruelty to animals. The evidence showed that
Katz starved his horses, and at different times
three of them had to be shot to end their suf
fering. He paid the fine.
J. F. Anderson, the Customs Inspector
charged by E. T. McLean, another Customs
Inspector, with petty larceny in stealing a
shirt from Sam On, a Chinese, surrendered
himself at the City Prison yesterday morning
and was released on $500 bonds.
In the Durrant trial yesterday the uncle of
Blanche Lamont testified as to the identity of
the body, Dr. Barrett testified as to the causes
of death, and Policeman Russell explained
a practicable model of the tower and belfry of
Emmanuel Church. The case goes on this
Lawrence McNally yesterday petitioned the
Superior Court to set aside an order approving
the accounts of Samuel Newman, as his as
signee in insolvency. McNally says that he
assigned $40,000 worth of property to New
man, and that the affairs were managed so
that the creditors did not obtain the full bene
fit of the estate.
The Shalnwald-Hellerand Shainwald-Davids
cults were again before Judge Morrow in the
United States District Court yesterday. They
are the same suits that have been before the
court for fifteen years. The plaintiff wants the
defendants restrained from disposing of certain
property on DaYis street. The matter was
taken under advisement.
ALONG THE WATER FRONT
The Machrihanish Arrived
Yesterday With AH Her
Boats Stove In.
RIGGING COATED WITH ICE.
A Ship From Shanghai Comes In.
The Old Steamer Herald Again
The British ship Machrihanish, Captain
Sanders, which arrived, 144 days from
Swansea, yesterday, had a strong and de
cided taste of the gentle breezes that hum
merrily around Cape Horn. The three
boats which the heavy seas left on board
are melancholy wrecks, and the smashed
and splintered woodwork around the deck
is a speaking reminder of what the good
ship passed through.
"I have gone around the Horn several
times," said Second Officer Hewett, "but
never did I have such an experience. For
six weeks we were battered by the tem
pestuous wind and water» Rails, ladders,
compass and boats were all ruined. Look
at those two cutters, utterly useless, except
for firewood. The remains of the gig are
down in the hold. We keep them there
for the insurance agents to examine. The
other three are somewhere floating around
"On June 11 the ship ran into a western
hurricane which kicked up a sea as high as
the lower mastheads. The decks were
flooded to the sails and it was impossible
to get forward or aft. If a man ventured
out of the forecastle he was washed around
like a cork. On the night of June 17 we
caught it. While hove-to under fore and
main lower topsails we were struck on the
weather beam by a terrible sea which
struck us a little abaft the main rigging.
It took the starboard boats overboard,
smashed the port boats, the bridge, tore
the rails and iron stanchions out of their
fastenings, and wrecked the McGregor
"Everything around was washed from
its place; an oil tank was broken in and
thirty gallons of oil were mixed with the
water. The gale kept up ar.d the ship was
constantly buried under the frothy seas.
"This went on for weeks, almost without
cessation. We used oil bags, which did
much to deaden the blows of those waves.
Part of the time the ship was over on her
beam enas, with the seas going over her
constantly. The gale would moderate a
little, to start up again with increased
fury. We encountered blizzards, hail and
snow storms. The ice coated the deck
inches deep, and the running gear and
blocks were frozen up tight.
"Before a rope woulu run through a
sheaf the ice would have to be beaten off
with a belaying-pin. For many days we
were hove-to and all hands were in the
afterhouse trying to keep from freezing to
death. It was impossible to do anything
on deck and it was no use to keep the men
"July 4we were visited by another hur
ricane which finished the forward part of
the vessel as the former blow did the aft.
The boats there were wrecked, the forecastle
and galley skylights were stove in and the
apartments flooded. Everything was in a
deplorable condition aioft, sails split and
But the stanch vessel with the hard
Scotch Tiame weathered the awful gales
that hurled her down in the toppling seas,
and she came into port somewhat dam
aged but in good condition. The officers
state that the storms were unusually se
vere off the Horn this year, and June,
which is the calm month, was thirty days
of ripping, roaring gales.
The British ship Glenerecht, Captain E.
H. Davies, arrived yesterday, forty-four
days from ' Shanghai. She is a splendid
four-master, 320 feet long, 44 beam and 27
deep. Her register is 2200 tons, but her
hold capacity is over 3600 tons burden.
The Glenerecht is a ship with thick
plates and weights 17G0 tons. An iron
vessel of her size will carry about 300 tons
less than a steel ship of the same dimen
sions. She has about 1000 tons of ballast
in her hold, taken aboard at Shanghai,
and Captain Davies says it is the richest
China garden soil.
The captain's wife and two small chil
dren are passengers on the vessel. The
little ones are great pets of the Japanese
crew, and baby-wagons and the swings
suspended from the rigging provided by
the men for their two pets made the deck
of the great ship look like a nursery.
Mrs. Davies, who made many voyages
with her husband, says she would like to
get back to England and get acquainted
with her three eldest daughters, who are
at school. "The ship is not home," said
this intelligent lady, "and I don't believe
I shall ever be much of a sailor. There is
no place like a place away from the sea."
The old stern-wheeler Herald is again in
commission, running between San Fran
cisco and Vallejo. This ancient tub is kept
by the Southern Pacific for the purpose of
choking off opposition.
Whenever some enterprising steamer
starts in to compete with the railroad on
the bay for the passenger traffic, the Herald
gets up steam* and goes wheezing around,
with the fare at thelowest figure, until the
other boat is forced out of Business; then
she lays up. She is now engaged in the
effort to run off the steamer Monticello,
which has been plying between this place
and Vallejo for several weeks. When the
pretty little Seattle craft has been frozen
out the Herald will rest from her labors
and the Southern Pacific Eailroad will
catch the Vallejo travel.
Skipper Titchworth of the trim tug
Annie is now the envy of all the water
front. Yesterday he let business take care
of itself, and paraded up and down the
front "wearing" a fine gold-headed cane,
on which was inscribed : "Captain Caspar
Titchworth; Sept. 4,1895." It was a gift
from the "Annie gang," a coterie of news
paper men who travel to their homes in
Oakland on the tug each morning before
F. H. Owens of this City has returned
from a mining and exploring trip to
Alaska, and from his statement it may be
known that that country is a good place to
keep away from.
"The country is grossly overestimated,"
said he, "and a poor man, least of all, has
no business there. It is the most inhos
pitable locality on the continent, and to
those who are not well provided with
means the hardships are inconceivable.
"You can't travel through the dark, im
penetrable forests without cutting your
way, and dangers of getting lost or falling
into those deep, almost bottomless ravines
menaoe you every step. You have to
climb glaciers and ice-covered mountains,
through deep, snowy valleys, until you
are worn out and utterly discouraged.
Several parties of explorers have been lost
and their bodies are lying somewhere
under the eternal white pall of everlasting
winter. Only a well-equipped party with
guides should ever attempt that wild coun
try. There are about 800 miners at Turn
agin and Cooks Inlet and it is impossible
to state how they will all get out of that
region. Of course, there are rich mines
there, but difficulties surround the pros
pector at every step."
Regarding the attack made in an even
ing paper by Captain Dan Farley, late of
the State tug Governor Markham, upon
Commissioner Chadbourne, President Col
non of the Harbor Commission says that
Farley's statements are grossly untrue.
"Mir. Chadbourne used the Markham at
my suggestion to see how fast she could
get along the water front at night in case
of a fire. He was accompanied^ by Super
intendent Heste and a party of ladies —
Farley makes the contemptible insinuation
that "there was something else. On the
trip Farley displayed his inability to han
dle the boat. He was nervous, worried
and his eyesight was bo poor that he al
most bumpea into the wharves several
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1895.
times. He rattled the engineer with his
constant ringing of the bells. "What he
would have done during the excitement of
a big fire none can tell. It is deplorable
that employes should grow old and in
capacitated, but aboard a State harbor
fire-tug is no place for them. I am sorry
that this must be said of Captain Farley,
but his action in attacking Chadbourne as
he has done puts him outside all consider
Commissioner Chad bourne characterized
Farley's assertions as being false, childish
and malicious. "He was taken off the
tug," said Chadbourne, "before he smashed
her to pieces against something, and a
competent man put aboard of her."
The Executive Committee Meets Traffic
Blanager Curtis for the First Time.
The executive committee of the Traffic
Association met yesterday at 214 Pine
street, and became personally acquainted
with William B. Curtis, the new traffic
manager. Among those present were:
President B. F. Dunham, First Vice-Presi
dent Charles M. Yatet, Second Vice-Presi
dent Henry Michaels, Treasurer Wakefield
Baker, Harry Williams, J. Curtis, C. H.
Schmidt, L. L. Bonestell. I. F. Littlefield.
Beyond meeting Mr. Curtis formally
nothing of general interest was done by
the committee, as it was yet too early to
broach questions of policy, and no doubt
the committee felt inclined to wait for Mr.
Curtis' advice. This, as he explained,
could not be intelligently given until the
various questions affecting freight rates
were studied and the situation thoroughly
Letters from Germany relating to an ex
hibition of Califoruian products in Berlin,
and asking for a schedule of freight rates
from California to Germany, were read.
The committee told Mr. Curtis he could
reply and give the desired information.
RECEPTION AT THE FAIR
The Half-Million Club Enter
tained by the Mechanics'
This Evening Will Be Chinese Night
and a Selected Mongolian
Band Will Play.
At the Mechanics' Fair last evening was
Half-million Club night, and the usual
crowd was materially increased by the
members of that organization. Words ot
welcome were emblazoned everywhere
throughout the pavilion, and the club's
motto was displayed on every hand.
After the close of the fair about fifty of
the members were entertained by the
institute authorities in the directors' room.
A. S. Hallidie, president of the institute,
delivered an address of welcome, in which
he referred to the objects of the Half
million Club and said many complimentary
things of its work. A. Sbarboro replied in
a happy vein on behalf of the club.
Colonel Warren, the originator of indus
trial expositions in this State, was called
on for his experience with fairs. He re
lated the history of the first exposition
which he gave in Sacramento in 1852. The
building caught fire and W33 burned to the
ground, causing him a loss of $175,000.
He gave two expositions in this City
which resulted in considerable loss, anil
then the Mechanics' Institute took the
business out of his hands. Other speeches
were made by M. Benyaker, Howard C.
Holmes, engineer for the Harbor Commis
sioners, Rodney Kendrick, Wiiliam Mooser
and R. P. Doolan.
To-night is to be Chinese night at the
fair, and the directors have secured a Mon
golian band which will render Chinese
music. A fine programme will also be
rendered by Scheel's orchestra as follows:
Chinese March Fong Ti
Overture, •'Orpheus" Offenbach
Waltz, '-(iirofle (iirofla" Btraus9
"The Darky's l>ream" .Lansing
Finale, "Ariele" ' Bach
yverture, 'wemlramide" Rossini
waltz. "Nanon" CJenee
Intermezzo, "Cavalierla Rustlcana" Mascagni
Selections. "Bohemian Girl" /. . .ttalfe
"Trop Ue Cavallerie" Rubinstein
MIDWEEK THEATER NOTES.
Plays Now On Are Drawing Well.
Some Changes Announced for
John Drew's company is still playing to
big houses at the Baldwin, "The Masked
Ball" being this week's attraction. The
first three nights of next week will be de
voted to "Christopher Junior." Thursday
"The Masked Ball" will be given azain,
and Friday "The Imprudent Young
Couple." Saturday's matinee will be
"The Butterfly," and the evening per
formance, which will end Mr. Drew's en
gagement in this City, will be "The Bauble
The usual diversified raudeville enter
tainment is on at the Orpheum, with the
Fabianu Troupe in Russian songs and
dances and Emmet, the ventriloquist, as
leading attractions. Next week Dryden
and Mitchell and nines and Remington
will be added as specialty artists.
"Faust" continues to draw well at the
Tivoli and will be run all next week,
large sales having already been made.
Miss Millard and Martin Pache will sing
on Monday, and Miss Valerga and Mr.
Walshe on Tuesday and then will alter
nate regularly through the week. On
Monday evening every woman in the
audience will be given one of the Tivoli's
Admission day souvenirs, which consists
of twelve musical selections sung by mem
bers of the company, together with photo
graphs of the troupe.
"Across the Potomac" is playing to
crowded houses at Morosco's. It will be
followed next week by Mark Price's "On
the Rio Grande" by an Eastern stock com
pany, which will make its first appearance
in this City at that time. An extra mati
nee performance will be given on Monday.
"Captain Cook," an opera with Hawaiian
settings, is runnine the week at the Bush
street and is drawing fairly good houses.
It is a local company and will end its en
gagement with a matinee and evening per
formance on Saturday. The theater will
not De open next week.
The Stockwell Company will give, next
week, the first production in this City of
"The District Attorney." "A Woman of
No Importance" draws well this week.
• — * — •
Two Small Fires.
• The alarm from box 512 at 8:46 A. H. yester
day was for a blaze in a boxcar at Illinois and
Santa Clara streets. The fire was quickly ex
tinguished, but not before $300 worth of dam
age had been done.
The alarm lrom box 48- at 1 :42 p. m, was for
a small fire at 10 Third street. A gasoline
lamp exploded. The damage was nominal. ;
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An Unbidden Guest.
David Vandervoort, olerk in the American
Hotel, swore out a warrant In Judge Joachim
sen's court yesterday for the arrest of John
Kearney on the charge of vagrancy. Kearney
had been sleeping in one of the bedrooms for
the past five nights unknown to the proprietor
or any of his attaches.
Opening week at Beavey's, 1382 Market
street. Magnificent display of imported
pattern hats and fall milliuery — wholesale
THE SMALLEST MUSICIAN
A Six-Year-Old Pianist With a
Decided Preference for
HAS A EEMAKKABLE MEMOBY.
Helen Dodd, the Latest Baby Prod
igy. Who Nevertheless
When the average six-year-old is sum
moned to play the piano for you, and
forthwith mounts a stool to hammer with
small but vigorous fists upon the discord
antly protesting instrument, you are apt
to suddenly remember that you have an
important engagement somewhere. Then,
too, you are prejudiced against prodigies.
The very word prodigy suggests a pitiful
picture of an attenuated infant with an
abnormal head and Methuselah-like man
ners. This may be the rule, but San Fian
cisco has a charming exception to it in the
tiny person of Helen Dodd.
Helen climbs to her perch on the piano
stool by means of two ottomans, piled one
A.N INTERPKETJER OF BEBTHOV.EN.
[From a photograph.]
upon the other for her feet to rest on
while she is playing. If you are in search
of a new sensation you will surely ex
perience it when her dimpled lingers
strike the keys. She is very dainty, this
musical fairy, and does not look a day
over 5. So, when she plays on and on,
without notes, and with a touch so soft, so
true, that you would close your eyes to
listen but that you are following every
movement of the supple wrists and baby
ish lingers; when you see the rapt ex
pression of the sweet face and the utter
unconsciousness of your presence, you
realize that you have before you a prodigy
who is also one of the clearest, most
natural little girls in the world.
It seema incredible that a child so young
should have an ear so positive that, in an
adjoining room, with her back turned to
you, she should be able to name correctly
and without the slightest hesitation each
tone of every chord you choose to strike,
from one end of the keyboard to the other.
This, however. Helen can do with perfect
ease. After she is excused from further
drawing-room duty the runs to the
nursery, where she has a large and thriv
ing family of pet dolls, for next to Beet
hoyen she dotes on dolls.
Helen has been taking music lessons for
two years. When she was four years of
age Santa Claus brought her a toy piano.
She immediately began to pick out upon it
the various tunes that she had heard
whistled by the boys in the street. Every
sound from the outside world had a spe
cial significance for Helen, who would run
to her little piano and strike a note to har
monize with it. The fire whistle, the
streetcar bell, even the peddler who
lifted ap his voice in a cry of "ap — puls,"
were set to music. Before this she had
showed fondness for melody by enthusi
astically applauding the stray organ
grinders that passed the family residence,
and by singing in unison with tuneful
street gamins, her very fraternal spirit
making the sidewalk in that particular
locality a rendezvous for them, much to
the distress of ber relatives, who were
averse to notoriety and small boys en
It was Mrs. John 1). Spreckels who really
discovered Helen. One day Mrs. Dodd
had a number of friends calling upon her,
among them Mrs. Spreckels, who is her
self a fine musician. Helen and her Christ
mas piano were brought into requisition,
and Mrs. Spreckels, recognizing her won
derful talent, at once interested herself in
her. She urged Mrs. Dodd to lose no
time in giving Helen systematic training
in music, with the result that a teacher
was engaged for that purpose. Helen
comes of a musical family. She has two
sisters, une eight, and the other four years
of age. Nonie, the youngest, is as frolic
some as a kitten and does not yet compre
hend the importance of patient practice.
Frances, the eldest, thinks she would like
to be a dramatic reader when she 13 a
young lady, bnt Helen will look at you with
Dig blue eyes in a rose-leaf face and tell you
shyly that she is going to Europe with
mamma some day, to Team to be a great
musician. Her future will be a bright one,
unless all signs fail.
Reared in a lovely, refined home by a
wise, devoted mother, there is no danger
that she will be epoiled with flattery. She
has not yet attended school, her mother
thinking that two hours a day of piano
practice, with private lessons under her
own supervision, is a safer plan for the pres
ent. It is one of the ambitious of Helen's
life to be able to strike an octave. She
manages to stretch to one now but cannot
play it. Mrs. Dodd is very modest and
sensible in regard to her bright little trio,
whose constant companion she is, her
calm influence exerting a wholesome effect
upon them and rendering them notice
ably unaffected. Their father, Captain
W. M. Dodd, commands a big ship and is
obliged to be away from his family most
of the time.
HIS BLOODY SHOES.
The Police Have a Clew to the Geary-
Mrs. Dora Reede, who was robbed and
attacked with a hatchet by a burglar, in
her restaurant, 432 Geary street, early
Monday morning, had bo far recovered
yesterday that she was removed to the
Detective Eyrani made an important dis
covery yesterday morning. Ah Ling, the
assistant cook in the rpstaurant, and Tom
Tuck, the dishwasher, are still under
arrest. Byram !ia-l made inquiries in
Chinatown, but was unable to find any
clew to lead to the identification of the
burglar. The clothes of the dishwasher
and assistant cook had been carefully ex
amined, but no trace of blood was found
upon them. Yesterday morning Byram
examined Ah Ling's shoes and discovered
what he believed to be blood spots upon
Chief Crowley sent the shoes to Chemist
Thomas Price for an analysis of the spots
Henry Gardes Took His Own Life Be
cause He Was in Financial
Henry Gardes, the groceryman at the
corner of Hyde and Post streets, shot him
self last Monday morning. Dr. H. G.
McGill was at once called in, and every
thing possible was done for the wounded
man. It was thought at first that he
might recover, and everything possible
was done to keep the matter quiet. He
died yesterday afternoon, however, and
the suicide had to be reported to the
Gardes was determined to die. He took
a 38-cahber revolver, and, placing it to his
right temple, attempted to blow his brains
out. The bullet ranged upward, and did not
cause instant death. He lingered for forty
eight hours, and never recovered conscious
ness. He was financially involved, and
had been despondent for "some time. He
was a member of the San Francisco
Schuetzeu Verein, and last Sunday wa3
over to Shell Mound Park. He was on the
range ana in the bowling-alley, and
seemed the gayest of the gay. After the
grounds closed he went home, and early
in the morning fired the shot that ended
his life. He was a young man in the
prime of life, and his friends are wonder
ing why he did not apply to them for
assistance instead of committing suicide.
LADY WRITERS HARMONIZE
The Pacific Coast Woman's
Press Club Ends Its Busi
For the Next Three Days Slght-
Seelngr Will Occupy the Jour
The second day's session of the Pacific
Coast Woman's Press Association was
held yesterday in Golden Gate Hall. A
long programme was mapped out for the
lady journalists, but they transacted all
the business of their organization with
harmony and dispatch, listened to an in
teresting literary programme, and in the
evening held a full-dress reception at the
At the business session the following
officers were unanimously elected:
President, Mrs. Ada Van Pelt; vice-presi
dents—Mrs. Sarah B. Cooper, Mrs. Nellie B.
Eyster, Mrs. Lovell White, Mrs. James Neall,
Mrs. v P.Ferguson; corresponding secretary,
Mrs. Marion B. Foster; recording secretary,
Mrs. Florence H. Miller; assistant recording
secretary, Mrs. Abbie E. Krebs; treasurer, Mrs.
Florence Percy Matheson; auditor, Mrs. Bar
bara Knell; librarian, Mrs. Frances Fuller
Victor: additional members — Miss Ina D.
Coolbrlth, Mr§. Alice K. Cooley, Mn. George
A number of resolutions were adopted
that had been drawn up by a committee
conaisting of Mrs. Sarah B. Cooper, Mrs.
F. F. Victor and Mrs. George T. Gaden.
In these resolutions satisfaction was ex
pressed at the success of the annual gather
ing, and the association was stated to be
in a prosperous condition. It was also
resolved that: "The efforts of this organi
zations shall eve*r be in behalf of woman
and woman's work in the world," and
that, "we heartily indorse the suffrage
amendment giving the franchise to
woman, and urge every man to vote for
Mrs. Sarah B. Cooper opened the after
noon literary exercises with on address en
titled "Forward or Backward— Which?"
In the course of her remarks she laid par
ticular stress on woman's intuition, which
she said was a faculty snared by the
angels. Professor W.L. Tomlins of Chicago
gave a lecture on "Music," which he illus
trated on a pianoforte. His object was to
prove that only the mentally and morally
tit can enter into the real joy of music.
Mrs. Emily Browne Powell, an ex
president of the association, read an orig
inal poem, "The Vision," which aroused
great applause. It is not often that Mra.
Powell's health permits her to be present
at the annual conventions, and her partici
pation in a programme is always looked
upon as an event. Mrs. Lillian 11. Shuey,
also read two original poems, and Mrs.
Frances B. Edgerton read some poetry by
Robert Louis Stevenson. The need for a
purer press was dealt with by Mrs. Florence
Hardiman Miller, under the title of "An
Unpopular Demand." Mrs. Alice Kings
bury Cooley made an address upon "The
Value of Dramatic Literature in the Prog
ress of Civilization."
Nearly all the members were present at
the reception given in the evening at the
Occidental Hotel, where a very pleasant
three hours were passed in the enjoyment
of music and conversation. To-day the
lady journalists will visit Belvedere, while
on Friday a trip will be taken around the
bay on the General McDowell. For Satur
day an excursion has been planned to Mill
The first Chinese drama was the death
of Liv Su presented B. 0. 1900.
The Civic Federation Will Try
to Have Regulations
LISTS TO BE STJPPKESSED.
Supervisors Will Be Asked to De
clare the Publication of Draw-
Ings a Misdemeanor.
The strong arm of the Civic Federation,
an organization that has shown in the past
what it is capable of accomplishing, has
been stretched out in the direction of the
lottery-dealers, and if the aim of the fed
eration is reached the statute books will
soon contain a measure that will finish the
work that was begun when The Call ex
posed the manner in which the people had
been swindled for years.
Recently, hoping that the storm had
blown over, the dealers who were driven
into seclusion by The Call began to brave
the light and carry on their nefarious busi
ness. This has brought them again under
the gaze of the reformers, and action in re
lation to them is the result.
The attorney for the federation, C. W.
Reed, is now drawing up the measure
which is intended to close the few remain
ing loopholes through which the dealers
now keep themselves before the public.
All measures directed toward the suppres
sion of lotteries adopted in the past have
been deficient in one essential respect.
They have stopped the publication of ad
vertisements of lottery drawings to take
place in the future, but have ignored the
more important "ads" that tell of the
■•thousands" won by lucky ticket-holders.
These induce thousands of gullible per
sons to invest, in the hope of being equally
"fortunate," and do far more harm than
those that urge the reader to try his for
tune in the next drawing.
It is against this particular form of ad
vertising that the measure will be directed,
and when ready it will be presented to the
Board of Supervisors and that body asked
to declare the publication of lottery lists
and alleged winning numbers, or any in
formation in relation to the drawings of
lotteries, a misdemeanor.
"There is no doubt," said Mr. Reed yes
terday, "that there will be some opposition
to this measure, but, with the public senti
ment which The Call has aroused against
the dealers, we have every hope that the
Supervisors will bow to public opinion and
pass the ordinance.
"It is only lately that such a thing would
be possible, for in by-gone days the lotteries
were looked upon as a harmless method of
gambling that might possibly bring big re
tiirns. But with the expose of the bold
faced manner in which they have been
swindled the people have come to look at
the moral side of the case and condemn
the lotteries as pernicious and unworthy
of toleration. There is not the slightest
doubt that since The Call began exposing
the lotteries their business has fallen off
fully 50 per cent.
"Chief Crowley admits as much, and in
doing so confesses that The Call has
accomplished something which he could
not do. However, as long as they are al
lowed to advertise, these fakirs will tind
people to fleece, and we intend to put a
stop to it if possible.
"The Penal Code— section 322 — provides
a very stringent measure against adver
tising drawings to take place in the fu
ture, but either by accident or design,
probably the latter, the advertising of
lake lotteries by telling in print the great
amounts 'won' by lucky individuals
was not touched upon, and the result has
been very bad.
"The measure now under consideration
will be very comprehensive, and will be
carefully considered to coyer all the points
at issuebefore the Supervisors are asked to
pass upon it. Of course, those publishing
these lists will claim that they are not
advertisements but matters of n€ws, but I
think if they are hauled up and questioned
by the proper tribunal the true facts
of the case will come out."
Emboldened by immunity from con
tinued exposure, the dealers in fake lot
teries have begun to take courage and
crawl out of the obscurity into which they
were driven by The Call. One of the
most notorious swindles of the lot was
the Spanish-American Lottery Company,
sometimes known as the Spanish-American
Guarantee Company. The rottenness of
this concern was vouched for. Soon after
the expose was begun, Chief Crowley re
ceived the following letter from the Spanish
Consul in this City:
COSSULADO DE ESPAN'A EN SAN FRANCISCO, )
San F»ancisco, June 14, 1895. j
Str: Persons having called on different occa
sions at this consulate inquiring about a lot
tery company pretending to be established in
Havana, Cuba, and called the Spanish-Ameri
can Lottery Company and Spanish-American
Guarantee Company, its president being one
Louis Perez. I can now state that such com
pany ia not authorized in Cub* and is conse
quently an imposture. Therefore I take the
nberty'of addressing you, so us to take the
steps yon might consider best to protect the
public. I remain, sir, yours respectfully,
Jorg Madeilley, Consul of Spain.
To P. Crowley Esq., Chief of Police, San
This letter was published in this paper
and. a few days later, the following para
C. P. Reynolds, the "responsible" man in
this City for the irresponsible Spanish-Ameri
can lottery fraud, who waa recently arrested
at the instance of Detective Wright, has been
fined $50 by Judge Joachimsen. He has prom
ised to seek a more honest vocation.
In spite of this plain evidence that the
Spanisn-American was a fraud, pure and
simple, and further evidence that the
concern existed only in the imagination of
the "agent," the latter was not discour
aged, and yesterday he caused the publi
cation of the followinz fake cablegram in
an evening paper:
HAVANA, Cuba, Sept. 4.— The regular
monthly drawing of the Spanish-American lot
tery took place to-day. Following are the
lucky number.*: 85.849, $100,000; 3010. $20,
--000: 60.579, $10,000; 96,512, $5000; 30,083
and 64,826, each $2000; 12,995, 23,022,
55,041, 71,491, 88,831, each $1000.
If by chance any reader of this article
should hold a ticket bearing any of these
numbers he need not trouble himself to go
after his money, for he will never get it or
any satisfaction from the "agent."
Another fake has come to light after a
season in seclusion, and is advertising its
wares as of yore. This is the San Domingo
Lottery Company, that was exposed as the
most barefaced of swindles in the issues of
this paper of July 7 and 14.
The story of how thousands of tickets
were sold by advertising that a well-known
saloon-keeper had won $32,000 was told,
and evidence given that the man never
won a dollar, but was paid for the uae of
It also advert'ses the following banks as
depositories of its funds:
Franklin National Bank, New York.
Mechanics' National Bank, Boston.
Second National Bank, Jersey City.
Equitable National Bank, Cincinnati.
Chemical National Bank, St. Louis.
Metropolitan National Bank, Kansas City.
National Bank of Commerce, Omaha.
American National Bank, Denver.
Bank of Commerce, Chicago.
First National Bank, San Francisco.
Not one of these banks except the San
Francisco institution, ever had a dollar of
the alleged lottery's money on deposit,
and the First National never had enough
to pay the smallest of the prizes advertised
in the following cablegram (?) that ap
peared in an evening paper on Tuesday:
SAN DOMINGO, Sept. 3.— The regular
monthly drawing of the San Domingo Lot
tery Company took place to-day. The prizes
were the usual monthly ones — one ot $160,
--000, one of $40,000, one of $ 20,000, one of
$10,000. two of $5000, five of $2000, and stJ3l
They aon't sell so many tickets these
days these fake agencies, but they evi
dently find enough gullible people to war*
rant the insertion of costly advertisement*
of their next "drawing." .
The proposed regulation of the Ciyio
Federation will put a stop to all such swin
WAED THEEATENS TO PROTEST*
Doesn't Want State Money Used for the
PTee Employment Bureau.
R. T. Ward, an employment agent,
threatens to protest to the State Board ot
Examiners against money being spent by
the State for the State Free Employment
Bureau, which Labor Commissioner Fitz
gerald has had in operation for some time
past. In his opinion the State has no
right to spend money in this way.
Mr. Fitzgerald when questioned about
Mr. Ward's threat yesterday said the State
Board of Examiners was in fnll sympathy
with the free employment feature of his
office, and from his point of view Mr^
Ward's protest would not amount to any«»
The agent of the Pleasanton Hop Com**
pany in Alameda County, N. F. Walter^
has offered to advance the fares to thaj
bureau for all hop-pickers sent to him by
Mr. Fitzgerald. Married men, said Mr*
Fitzgerald, will be given the preference*
and all applicants must have references.
A large number of blank anti-Japanes*
petitions are being sent out to various'
newspapers and labor organizations byr
the Labor Commissioner.
3d Week and last But One of MR. JOBCf:
Friday and Saturday Mights,
! Saturday Matinee, "The Masked Ball.**
EXTRA— next, fourth and last week ofr
Mr. Drew's engagement.
Holiday, Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings*
Thursday...... "MAsKED BALL'
"THAT IMPKUDKNT JT'HJ MS COBPLEj
Saturday Matinee.. "THE BUTTKKFiIKs*
BatUrd s.^ ( ' a »ffl^S > HOP^
SIB 3. KK^KSTiNJt K.BEUNO Proprietor dfManajae
SEASON OF GRAND~ITALI.4N OPERA 1
Superb Scenic Production of Gounod's Immortal
Special Scenery! Correct Costumes I
MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER *•»
Popular Prices— 2sc and sOc.
. — ••
EVERY EVENING AT EIGHT,
FIRST PRODUCTION IN THIS CITY
Of the Best of All War Dramas,
"ACROSS THE POTOMAC!"
100-PEOPLE ON THE STAGE— IOO
.Evening Pricks— 2sc and 50c. .
Family Circle and Gallery. 10c.
Usual Matlneea Saturday ana Sunday.^
rnitDLAnOLilGOrnOD* G" iiisuAfiDnAnAOUJ-"'
"AWOMASOF NO IMPORTANCE"
The Very Acme of All of OSCAR WILDE'S
No One Should Miss Seeing
THE STOCKWELL PLAYERS'
Beautiful Presentation aiid the Curtain-rai«e|>
"THE MAJOR'S APPOINTMENT."
Monday Next— DISTRICT ATTORNET?
O'Farrell Street, Between Stockton and Powan.
GRAND SUCCESS OP OUR GRANfI
OPENING OF THE
FALL AND WINTER SEASONI—^
A MAGNIFICENT NEW COMPANY!
MOBEI.AND, THOMPSON, AND BUSH,
FARBIANU TROUPK, f
WRIGHT AND O'BRIEN,
.«» FRERES MARTIN ET TI bAßßoi . i;
Reserved seats. 25c; Balcony, 10c; Opera ca«lr»
and Box seats, 80c. ', *
jgg* Secure seats days In advance.
CAPT. COOK OPERA.:
BY BRANDT AND FORMAN.
EVERY EVENING and SATURDAY MATINE&
$1, 75c, 50c, 35c, 25c.
GRAND MUSICAL EVENT!
Torbett Grand Concert Company.
MISS OLLIE TORBETT, Violinist: BARONESS .
YON TERMEDER, Pianist;
THE LUTTEMAN SEXTET OF BTOCKHOL3% ■
METROPOLITAN TEMPLE, \\.
Evenings of September 6, 7 and 9*
Admission 50 Cental
Reserved Seats.. 75 Cent*
Seats now on sale at Sherman, Clay & Co.'&
corner Sutter and Kearny streets.
; . , ■ . ---I
IST CONROEGATIONAL CHURCH*
♦ . Post and Mason sts.
Friday and Saturday Evenings of Thl»
MR. WILLIAM C. CARL
Of New York City,
The Noted American' Organ Virtuoso.
Initial Recitals. Two Only Here.
ADMISSION', EITHER CONCERT '....... 50b
Tickets obtainable at music-stores and chord) ;
MECHANICS' FAIR. ;
Music Hath Charms.
Special Engagement for One Night
CHINESE EMPEROR'S ROYAL BAID
OF 30 MUSICIANS!
Just arrived by the steamer City of Peking, making -
a tour of the world and engaged at an :
Grand Programme of Chinese Music*
DAT— Adults, 35c; Children, 15c.
KVENING-Adults, 50c: Children, 25*
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■■' FRIDAY, September G— ltalian Coxa-*