WEDNESDAY ~ XOVEMBKK 27, 1895
Baldwin Tiikatkr-— "Dr. Syntax."
I California Theater— Herrmann, the Great.
Columbia Thkati "The Lottery of Love."
??okcsco's OrKRA-HorsE— "Roger La Home."
Tivoij Opera-bops*— "Tke Lucky Star."
< FPITFfM— lHph-l:ft«s Vaudeville.
Trover's Alcazar.— 'Cad, the Tomboy."
Mechanics' rwn v— Annual Elks Carnival
Thanksgiving Eve., November 27.
Mechanics' Pavilion — Horse Show, com-
mencing Tuesday, Dect mher S.
t-HCOTTHK Ciii'TKs -Daily at Haight street,
ere block east of the Park.
Pacific Coast Jockkv Club.— Races-Opening
1 : a-\ District Track.—
KooTBALi.-At Central Park, Thanksgiving Day,
November 28. .
Horsk show— At Mechanics' Pavilion, Tuesday,
By Hammersmith <fe Field— Jewelry, Watches,
Diamonds "and silverware, at 118 Suiter street, at
10 a. m. and -' r. m.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.
W. J. Plumb tumbles down a cellar door.
Miss Fhn?be Couzins lias deserted the ranks
of the women suilnigists.
The estate of Henry Martin has been distrib
uted to his widow, May E. Martin.
The Southern Paeiuc has announced a cut in
freieht rates between San Francisco and Port
Xobb'v Clarke is -.in hard up and has given
notice that he will file a petition to be declared
No further official search has been made for
the boues of A. B. Pico under the house on
Monarch, Last Chance, Arctic, Joan, Scimi
tar, Kosebnd and May Day were the winners at
the track yesterday.
"Rain to-night and Wednesday," was the
weather bulletin issued last evening by Fore
cast ifficial McAdie.
Ten jurors have been secured to try C. B.
Henderson, the Eastern traveling man, lor the
murder of Clarence Barr.
A man, supposed to be Dan Carroll of Tulare,
was suffocated in a lodging-house on Califor
nia street yesterday afternoon.
A cooking-school, to educate housekeepers in
the use of California products, was organized
at the California Club yesterday.
Judge Low refused yesterday to convict nine
Chinese women because a policeman had paid
them to give an indecent exhibition.
The graduation exercises of the San Francisco
Training-school for Nurses will be held at the
Occidental on the evening of the 10th pros.
The furniture-workers are aroused over the
cheap Japanese goods question and will frame
resolutions to show their altitude in the prem
F. J. H. Mitchell-Treweek was yesterday held
to answer before the Superior Court by Judge
Joachimsen in $2000 bonds on the charge of
Milk Inspector Dockery visited a dozen gro
ceries and coffee-saloons yesterday afternoon
and found in two instances milk not up to the
Mrs. Josephine Amiraux has moved to set
aside the decree of divorce recently granted
her husband on the ground that she was not
A fire on the water front destroyed the ware
house of Scott & Mi Cord, at 22, 23 and 25 East
street, last evening, and did other damage to
the extent of $13,000.
General Dickinson will besin his argument
for a new trial before Judge Murphy this
morning. It will probably be several days be
fore a decision is reached."
Judge Campbell yesterday dismissed a charge
of shooting craps against three small boys and
advised the arresting officer to learn the" game
before making more arrests.
The police are searching for Lillie Howland,
the 12-year-old stepdaughter of Frank Stag
leisb,so-l Natoma street, who has been miss
ing since Monday afternoon.
Miss Elsie Wallace has resigned her position
as superintendent of the Children's Hospital
Trainine-school to take a similar position at
Roosevelt Hospital, New York.
The Manufacturers' Association is preparing
to prevent, if possible, the manufacture of any
kind of goods, excepting jute, by the convicts
in the California State prisons.
The hearing of the charges against Eugene
Pardini. FranK Emond and Manuel Gomez in
connection with the North Beach scandal was
yesterday postponed till another day.
Julian Sonntag states that the protective
manufacture of miscellaneous goods at the
States prisons is a political scheme so as to
provide more places for hungry politicians.
The merchants of Yallejo are complaining
bitterly of the low passenger rate between this
City and tne ports of Contra Costa County.
They claim that it has demoralized their busi
Frank Kloch, 10 Oak street, reported to the
police yesterday that his wife had disappeared
two weeks ago, and an investigation showed
that she was liriug with her married daughter
Judee Slack has denied the petition to re
move John A. Agar from his position as execu
tor of the Macdonough estate. There was no
one on hand to press the petition when it came
up for hearing.
Frederick Coleman, the lumberman charged
with felonious assault upon Mamie, his fifteen
year-old daughter, was yesterday held to an
swer before the Superior Court by Judge Camp
bell in £5000 bonds.
The Manufacturers' Association has ap
pointed a committee to ask aid from kindred
organizations and the public to rouse Congress
to the need for help to prevent the threatened
invasion of Japanese |,oods.
The Supreme Court has granted a new trial
in the case of John H. Wise against J. E. P.
Williams, administrator of the estate of John
B. Connell, for the amount of a note tor
£2009 4t> made by Connell.
Edward Casey, a coach-driver, surrendered
himself at the City Prison yesterday, acknowl
edging he was the driver of the buggy that ran
over John McMenomy, the bicyclist, "in Golden
Gate Park on Sunday, fatally injuring him.
W. H. Linforth, one of the attorneys for Mrs.
Frankie White, yesterday disputed some of the
statements made by the King of Round Valley
concerning the contempt, the penalty of which
White is now paying by a term, in the County
Jacob Hausman, 715 Howard street, an em
ploye in a lumiture factory on Perry street,
near Fourth, had three fingers of his left hand
amputated by a circular saw yesterday morn
ing, which were dressed at the Receiving
The South Side Improvement Club, by its ex
ecutive committee, is to make another effort
when the Street Committee of the Board of
Supervisors meets Monday to have a sum of
money set apart for the bituminizing of Fol-
The Guardian Loan Association has brought
suit against Lillie C. Mertens and M. J. Mertens
for the amounts of thre" promissory notes — one
for 0,000, one for £3000 and one for £2200.
The debts are secured by a lot on Fulton and
Steiner streets. -
Professor John H. Kerr, D.D., of San An
sel mo Theological Seminary, delivered a
lecture at Howard Church, last night, on "The
Manner of the Formation of the New Testa
ment Canon." This lecture was the second of
the seminary extension course.
Rosa Ctrneo has filed a contest to the probate
of the ■•. ill of her mother, Teresa Cereghino. on
the ground of undue influence having been ex
erted by her brother, David Deroto, at the
time her mother made her will. Most of the
property was left to David Devoto.
At the Bale & Norcross mining suit (in
Department 4 of the Superior Court yesterday
M. H. Levy, president of the company, swore
tnat he knew of the great difference In mine
and mill assays of ore, but was satisfied with
bullion returns and did not investigate.
Gniscppi U. Riso, a barber at 443 Broadway,
accused by little girls of crimes similar to
tj:oso of Captain Lane, Meyer. Ratz, Hinshaw
and Pardini," and under bonds, having been ar
rested the evening before, committed suicide
yesterday morning by shooting himself in bed. j
C. W. Chappell, the horse-trainer, has failed
forS3SIS. His list of creditors include well
known men at the Bay District track, among
then being Tom Williams for £215 cash; Ed
< orrigan, £125 on note, and P.Archibald, £220
for cash. There is also a book account with
the California Woman's Hospital of £450.
The Call to-day publishes the details of sev
eral important and interesting subjects dis
cussed yesterday at the directors' meeting of
the Manufacturers' and Producers' Associa
tion. .The dangers arising from cheap Japa
nese and Eastern convict-made goods being
shipped to this State were earnestly considered.
Special Trustee John Chetwood Jr. and his
attorney, A. W. Thompson, argue in their
pleadings filed yesterday In the United States
- Circuit Court that the Comptroller oi the Cur
rency acted illegally in allowing ex- President
Thomas of the California National Bank to call
a meeting of shareholders in 1891 and vote
Thomas K. Stateler in as the agent of the bank;
ALONG THE WATER FRONT
More Trouble Brewing Between
the Special Delivery
A CONTRACTOR NEARLY KILLED.
While Moving a Piledriver It Falls
Upon Him and Inflicts Dan
The Harbor Commissioners held a short
session yesterday afternoon. The only
matter that provoked a discussion was the
petition of Morton's Special Delivery to
have a previous resolution of the board in
regard to the Broadway wharves re
When Morton had discussed (jie matter
at some length, he pointed out that the
letting of the exclusive use of the wharves
in question to the Pacific Coast Steamship
Company was a breach of the law as con
strued by Superior Judge Hebbard.
" Furthermore," said he, "I want the
board to be legally in the right in this
matter, as tiiere is going to be more trou
ble. The Pacific Coast Steamship Com
pany is not going to give up this fight, nor
is the Pacific Transfer Company. The run
ners for the lattei will board the steamers
of the company in the bay, and when the
vessel gets alongside our men will he
blocked in every direction and then the
row will begin."
In talking about the matter afterward,
Morton said tliat he intended making a
fight on the steamers Columbia from Ore
gon, Umatilla from Puget Sound, St. Paul
from southern ports and the Australia
from Honolulu, all expected this morning.
If he does there will be lively times on tue
front for a few hours during the day.
\Vhen the discussion of the wharf privi
leges was resumed President Colnon asked
for tiie decision of Judge Hebbard. He
remarked that he never had been of the
opinion that the board could give its ex
clusive use to any individual or corpora
tion and he wanted to be sure. There was
no copy of the decision at hand, and so
further consideration of the matter went
over until Friday, when the board's attor
ney will nave a copy at the meeting. The
latter expressed himself as of the opinion
that the resolution complained of had
been faultily constructed and that the mis
takes complained of should u»rectilied.
Darby LeydonvV Co. gave up the lot they
had been renting on section A of me water-
CHARLEY FAIR' 3 SEW GASOLINE LAUNCH LTJCEBO, THAT HAS
TAKEN NEARLY A MONTH TO COME FliOM SEATTLE.
front because they could not use it since
the Paraffine Paint Company and K. A.
White, agent of the Southern Pacific 1 , com
plained of the freight ferry slip. He said
that the spring p les were broken and un-
I less repaired there would be an accident
daring the coming winter. Ttie matter
was laid over for one week and then the
board adjourned until Friday.
John Childs. foreman piledriver for
Darby Leydon & Co., was Dearly killed <>n
Mission Rock yesterday. The contractors
were repairing the wooden foundation of
the sheds and a small piledriver had to be
got in under the roof. Childs was assist
ing the men and went beneath the ma
chine to remove an obstruction. Without
any warning the driver fell and pinned
the unfortunate man to the flo'irine.
When he was extricated the tug Rock
away was signaled and he was taken to St.
Mary's Hospital. There it was found that
his leg was broken in two places and his
back very much injured. The doctors
feared that he was internally hurt and en
tertained very little hone of his recovery.
The barge Ludlow has been chartered by
John Rosenfeld's Sons to carry coal to
yards established by the firm in Oakland.
The recent arrival of deep-water ships
from Swansea and Newcastle has thrown
an enormous quantity of coal on the mar
j ket and the Rosenfeld's have a large share
of it. Their bunkers here are pretty full
and in consequence their Nanaimo coal is
being unloaded principally at Oakland
Long wharf. From tnese steamers it will
be unloaded into the barges and either
I taken to Oakland or over to San Francisco.
Captain McLeod of the bark Rufus E.
Wood, now loading at Nanaimo, B. C, for
San Francisco, reports that fifty-four miles
northeast of Cape Flattery he passed the
wreckage of a wheeibox on which could be
made out the letters FRO W. He is of
the opinion that it is the remains of some
British ship, but as he was only able to
make out a letter here and there in the
name be would not venture upon a guess
as to what vessel it had belonged to.
In the Bodies of Living Men— lt Is the
Pace That Kills— A Great Discovery.
"Did you notice that man passing down the
j street?" said the doctor.
"I did not, doctor."
"Well, it is of no moment. I will describe
him to you. He is five feet ten inches tall.
His hair is black and straight. He ought to be
a strong and vigorous man. If you had noted
how he shuffled; if you had seen his limp
shoulders; If you had perceived how he car
riod his head, you would have known him to
be a man suffering from that which 'unmans.'
Men walk about to-aay with dead nerves.
They are unable to perform the duty of a man,
and'live in a shufflinpsortof way. If that man
wanted to be restored to perfect manhood, if
he wished to be a true man, he would uso the
Great Kemedy •Cupidene.' It is or.c of the best
and most efficacious Nerve Restorers. It will
put the inar.ly vigor into your veins so that
r-very vein in your body will throb with de
light. Don't be mistaken about this wonderful
remedy. You will not have to tal:fi a big car
load of it to convince you what it will do for
you. Take 'Cupirteue' and begin life anew."
One dollar per bottle; nxiorss. "Cupidene"
is for sale at Brooks' Pharmacy, 111) Powell
Dropped Ilia Pistol.
A. F. Williams, a lad 18 years of age, em
ployed 8s bookkeeper by the California Keck
wear Company, was arrested last night for
carrying concealed weapons, lie was walking
up Pine street from Koarny when n small
22-celiber pistol fell from his overcoat pocket
and exploded. He was taken into custody by
Officer Granwall, and at the jai! it was iound
that the prisoner had siiot himself in the
fleshy part of his right kg. lie explained that
he was taking the weapon to r. friei:d who was
goinp hunting to-day, and had thoughtlessly
pot the pistol into a pocket in his overcoat
wcicb contained a hole. He was released on
bail late in the evening, alter kit wounded
leg had been dressed ftt [fee Receiving Hos
Elks Will B€! Gay To-N'ight.
The Mechanics' Pavilion will be crowded to
night, it being the occasion of the annual
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1895.
mask ball of the B. P. O.'Elks. All former
efforts of this enterprising order will be
eclipsed t>y to-night's event. A new feature in
the prelude is a representation of a mountain
built at the northern end of the pavilion, on
whose sides are seen living trees, jagged rocks,
a stream of real water runs down Its sides
breaking into cascades as it falls, birds flit
from tree to tree, an old-fashioned mill and
wheel are seen in full operation— the whole
presenting under the play of the electric and
calcium lights* landscape of wondrous beauty
and realism. Turkish pirouettes, Amazonian
marches and other features follow in quick
order, after which an olio will be given, in
which stme of the best people from the theaters
will participate. The grand march will intro
duce fully 3000 people dressed in costly and
gorgeous costumes, and the night will be given
over to these merry-makers.
Judge Campbell Explains to a Police
man How the Game Is Flayed.
Three small boys wno were arrested on
Sunday by Policeman Maloney for shoot
ing craps appeared before Judge Campbell
yesterday. After the officer had given his
testimony the Judge asked: "Are you
sure the boys were shooting craps?"
"Of course I am," said Maloney.
'•How many dice were they using?" was
the next question.
"Four, was the reply.
•'The cases sire dismissed," said the
Judge, to the astonishment of Maloney.
As he left the witness-stand the Judge
said kindly: "I would advise you to study
the game *of craps before you make any
more arrests. Oriiy two dice are used in
FAIR'S LAUNCH LUCERO
After Many Vicissitudes She
Finally Managed to Reach
Her Builders Say That All the Trouble
Arose From Want of a
Charlie Fair's gasoline yacht Lucero,
after many vicissitudes, arrived in port
yesterday. She made a pretty picture as
she steamed up the bay. Captain Hughes
moored her at Howard-street wharf. She
only remained there long enough for her
millionaire owner to view his n^v boat,
and then she moved to little Main-street
wharf, where she will remain till her up
holstering is completed.
The causes of the different delays were
due to the fact that the yacht never had a
trial trip, and now that all the defects
have been remedied, she is expected to be
a complete success. At least Mr. Fair
seems confident that she will, and after
another extended trial the chances are
that he will accept her and prepare her
for next summer's cruise.
The Lucero is 5-t tons burden, and for a
boat of her size has more cabin room than
any yacht afloat. She is 100 feet long, l»5
feet broad and 7 feet deep. Phe m3'ie the
run from Astoria in 88 hours in spite of
head winds. Captain Hughes says she is
a splendid sea boat, and can make her ten
knots on a consumption of 1200 gallons of
gasoline every twcntv-fonr hours. The
other officers are Charles E. Wilson, mate,
j and William Barlow, engineer.
Captain R. T. Encrelbrecht of the firm
jthatpuilt the vessel said: "She was be
! gun in June last and finished in August at
■ a cost of $20,000. The engines were snn-
I plied by a San Francisco firm, and it was
I with them we had the trouble off the Co
lumbia River. The engineer neglected to
oil the bearines, which got into a bad con
dition and stuck together. The Lucero
was towed into port and repairs had to be
] made. Our stop at Port Townsend was
j due to the fact tliat the yacht was not
I properly ballasted, and the one at Port
Angeles to stress of weather.
"After repairing at Portland we came on
to San Francisco without a hitch, and 1
am now certain the Lucero will be a suc
cess. The storage-tanks have a capacity
of 36,000 gallons, so that there will always
be a six months' supply aboard.
"So far as I can learn Mr. Fair's new
launch will be the largest of her kind on
; the Pacific Coast, and I think the largest
lin the Tinted States. I secured the con
| tract because Mr. Fair liked the model and
workmanship of the boat which I built in
Seattlf, and shipped to Dr. V. P. Bucklev."
The Lucero is schooner rigged, so that in
case of a breakdown fair headway will
! be made under sail. The best of Wash
• ington fir and costly Mexican woods have
i been used. The skylights, railings and
pilot-house are built of brazilite and are
The storage-tanks take up eight feet in
length, so that there is ample cabin-room
and accommodation for the crew. The
captain's quarters adjoin the pilot-house,
and in the forecastle the men have a space
thirteen feH long. There are eight wire
bunks in it which can he folded up during
the day, thus leaving place for a mess
room. The engi-ie-room is 12x14 feet and
is bulkheaded from the forward and after
parts of the launch. Attached to the
engine is a six-horse-power dynamo, which
will be used to run the electric-light plant.
The new yacht will be given a thorough
overhauling and then Fair and his friends
will go out on a trial trip around the bay.
NURSES TO GRADUATE.
Preparations for the Commencement of
the San Francisco Training School.
The San Francisco Training School for
Nurses will graduate seven young women
on the 10th prox., always providing they
are not "plucked" before the dredded
The examinations begin next week.
They include the branches of surgical and
medical work. The rank indicated by the
marks received for ward work for two
years will be taken into consideration in
awarding the diplomas.
The young ladies who are candidates for
mecials as well as diplomas are Mrs. E. A
Keed, Miss M. E. Mead, Miss F. Parry,
Miss A. (Jray, Miss H. Ryan, Miss J. Ran
son and Miss A. Wood. " *
The exercises of graduation will take
r*!ace in the Occidental Hotel parlors.
Music will be provided by the Angel Island
Next week's examinp.tions will be con
ducted by Drs. Stillman, Yon Hoffman
Small Blaze on Tenth.
The alarm turned in from box 34 at 8:43
o'clock last evening was for a small blaze in a
two-story frame dwelling at 312 Tenth street,
owned by 11. Schiageter. The furniture of W,
11. Widiuaii, living in the flat below, 310
Tenth, was slightly .damped by wp.ter. The
entire loss was about fiJOO, and was fully in
sured. The cause of the lire was unknown.
DISGRACE ENDS IN DEATH.
Suicide of Barber Riso, Whom
Little Girls Accused of
ABBESTED THE NIGHT BEFOBE.
Charges Similar to Those Against
Captain Lane Had Been Made
The suicide yesterday morning of Giu
seppe U. Riso, a barber and toydealer at
441 and 443 Broadway, was a sort of climax
to the recent disclosures made of old
men's vices in the neighborhood of Tele
The list of arrests based on the accusa
tions of little girls grows longer and longer
as the investigations of the police pro
ceed, anct Riso was one of three men who
had just been added to it. Riso was 42
years of age, single, and a native of Italy,
Evidently Riso preferred fate by his own
hand to lasting shame. While lying on
Giuseppe U. Riso.
his bed he sent a bullet from a revolver
through his brain. Before the act of self
destrtiption he made a brief will, in which
occurred the words:
I am the bad one and I take my life.
Riso, Joseph Garcia and Manuel Gomez
were arrested eaTly Monday evening by
Detective By ram and Policeman Rourke
on the accusations of some little girls.
The crimes charged were similar to those
for which Captain Lane, Meyer. Ratz,
Hinshaw and Pardini have been dragged
into the police courts. All three men were
barbers. Garcia's place is at 525 Pacific
street, and that of Gomez at 101 Mont
gomery avenue. Riso's little toyshop was
next door to and in the same building
with his barber-shop. He lodged in a small
sleeping-room in the rear of the store.
The three little girla, whose stories of
being lured into the places of the men
caused the police to lock these men up,
were Julia Christiansen. Kva Guinasso and
Louisa Oliver. At the California-street ] o
lice station two of the prisoners were
booked as having "procured indecent ex
hibitions," Gomez being charged with a
still worse offense, liail for the two was
fixed at $250 each, that for Gomez being
$500. Riso was soon at .large again. Agos
tine Noti, a fish-dealer, and a boy who
worked for him in his barber-shop, named
A. G. Rizzo, managed to scrape up some
money, and, with the assistance of some
other friends and what money Riso him
self had, they deposited the amount re
Riso at once went to his home, and his
employe, R.zzo, sat up with him until
about 10:30 p. m. Rizzo says he did not
appear to be in any other than a happy
mood. When the boy returned to the
shop yesterday morning, however, to open
Fac-Simile of the Will.
it as usual he did not observe his em
ployer in the store adjoining, and he began
to look around to see what was the matter.
He found the man lying dead in his bed,
with a 38-caliber revolver Btill clutched in
his right hand. In his right temple there
was a red hole from which the blood had
flowed over the bedclothes.
The gloomy little room had been very
carefully put in order, and on the bureau
there was a goblet almost filled with
liquor. There was a murky sediment in
the bottom of the glass.
Policeman 0.. K. Knight was informed
and word was sent to the Morgue. In
searching the room Riso's will was found.
He had scribbled it in Italian on a piece of
letter-paper. At the Morgue the following
translation was made:
November 26, 1895.
I leave half of niy ?hop to my godfather,
Agostine Noti, the other half to A. G. Kizzo
that works for me, as being a good boy.
I am the bad one and take my life.
G. W. Riso.
These three girls are assassins.
The "Agostine Noti" mentioned in the
will as Riso's godfather is a wholesale and
retail hsh-dealer at stall 37 in the Clay
Julia Christiansen was the little girl on
whose accusation in particular Riso had
been placed under arrest. She has been a
familiar figure of late in the police courts.
Neighbors in that vicinity have noticed
that for some time little girls we^e in the
habit of entering Riso's store and remain
ing there longer than was thought proper
and the police were notified. The place
was watched and one of the girls (Julia
Christiansen) was caught. She confessed
and Riso's arrest followed.
Attorney A. Heynemann had been re
tained to defend Riso by his friends, who
were inclined to believe him innocent and
a victim of blackmail. Mr. Heynemann
thinks the man could not have been
proven guilty. It is his opinion that the
act of self-destruction was prompted by
the fear of the disgrace which would
naturally follow so grave a charge.
Police Judge Low dismissed the charge
against Riso as soon as information of the
suicide was officially communicated to
him. The cases of Garcia and Gomez
were continued until Saturday.
NOBTH BEACH BCANDAL,
The Cases Before Judge Low Have All Been
Eugene Pardini is getting hi 3 nervous
system in order in the Receiving Hospital,
and the probability is that he will be sent
back to the City Prison to-day. Dr. Werl,
who has been closely studying him, says
he is not mentally unbalanced, but simply
suffering from overpressure of the nerves.
His cases were called in Judge Low's court
yesterday morning and continued till Sat
Th"c charges against Frank Emond. the
organ-grinder, were to have been heard
yesterday by Judge Low, but had to be
postponed till to-day, as the Judge was
called as a witness in the Superior Court.
Mamuel Gomez, who was anested on
Monday night, appeared before Judge Low
and his preliminary examination was set
for December 3. He was out on $500 bail,
but was ordered into custody, and is now
in the same cell with Lane, Ratz and
The case against Joseph Garcia was dis
missed, and the same order was made in
the case of G. U. Riso, who committed
Judge Campbell had another case on his
calendar yesterday against Leon Meyers,
but it was continued till Saturday.
PARK MUSIC CONCOURSE
Commissioners Resolve to Begin
Work Thereon Without
Addition to Museum Authorized— No
One Chosen to Succeed J. D. Red
ding as Director of Music.
The Board of Park Commissioners held
a meeting yesterday at the residence of
Commissioner Irving M. Scott. Commis
sioner Austin, who was seen at liis home
last evening, said the meeting was held in
town at the request of Mr. Scott.
A resolution was adopted at the meeting
which gives the superintendent power to
appoint and discharge all park laborers.
So many applications have been made to
the Commissioners at their respective
places of business during the busiest hours
of the day that it was deemed best to refer
all applications to Superintendent Mc-
The board devoted a great deal of the
time of yesterday's session to the consider
ation of bills contracted since the begin
ning of the present fiscal year. The bills
favorably passed upon yesterday, together
with the demands already approved by
Auditor Broderick, amount to nearly
$100,000, ana will exhaust the allowance of
$2'), 000 a mon:h for the months of July,
August, September and October.
It was the sense of the board expressed
at the meeting that the work should com
mence at once on the extension of the
bicycle road to the ocean. The superin
tendent was also dincted to proceed at
once with the work of constructing the
new music concourse. This new feature
of the park will involve an outlay of $40,
--000. As explained in The Call a few days
ago a tunnel will be constructed under the
main driveway to the concourse. The
tunnel will go under the road at a point
near where the park entrance to the Mid
winter Fair was established and will ac
commodate passengers arriving on car
lines terminating north of the park. An
other tunnel will admit travel coming
from the deer-glen, buffalo-paddock and
the birdcage. The earth displaced by the
tunneling will be banked up to shelter the
course from the westerly winds. A deal
of leveling must be ione and quite a quan
tity of debris of the fair removed in order
to make the music concourse presentable.
No action was taken at the meeting yes
terday on the subject of selecting Joseph
D. Redding's successor. The Commis
sioners comprehend that it is not an easy
task to find a man that possesses, as Mr.
Redding does, a knowledge of music along
with good business attainments. It will
be the duty of Mr. Redding's successor to
collect the subscriptions from the street
railroad companies, to provide the new
music (keeping posted on Eastern suc
cesses), to arrange programmes, pay the
musicians and keep an account of all
money received and an itemized statement
of all disbursements. If the position car
ried with it a salary of $300 or $400 a
month the board might be overwhelmed
with applicants for the job, but as the
compensation consists mainly of such
public applause as the concerts merit
hunters for the place are not tumbling
over one another in a rush to be engaged.
The board, considering that $200,000 yet
remains to be expended, decided to resume
the important work of extending the bou
levard of the Great Highway. Means at
hand may not be euliicient to extend the
boulevard to the county line, but another
mile of the highway will be joined to the
mile already constructed. The Great High
way commences at the foot of the Cliff
House hill and runs facing the ocean a dis
tance ot three miles to the county line.
Some money will be expended in loam
ing the future forest of the park. The for
est, which has been planted during the
past ten years, comprises five hundred
acres lying west of Twenty-fourth avenue.
The Commissioners resolved to expend
the sum of $10,000 in building an addition
to the museum in the park.
The new granite cottage in the park is
roofed with tiles. It is a handsome build
ing, but its cost will appropriate $45,000.
Some workmen were engaged there yester
day. Should the rains come inside work
can go along without delay, as the struc
ture is now weather proof.
There was a gang of workers yesterday
engaged in thinning out the pine forest on
North Ridge, a short distance west of the
cottage. This forest is one of the oldest
in the park. The men were equipped with
saws and axes and seemed to be slashing
away with a good deal of vigor.
Executive Session of the Executive
Committee lleld Last Night.
A protracted executive session of the ex
ecutive committee of the California Miners'
Association was held in Maple Hall of the
Palace Hotel last night.
The committee went into session at 8
o'clock and carried on its discussions until
11 :20 r. m.
The principal topic of discussion was the
bill providing for the examination and
classification of certain mineral lands in
in the State of California. The discussion
had reference only to certain clauses and
sections of the bill. Amendments and
various alterations were suggested, but all
were in the interest of the ultimate passage
of the bill.
There being some difference of opinion
concerning the fifth and sixth sections of
the bill, it was thought advisable to post
pone definite action thereon until a week
from to-day, in order to give the delegates
and*ir.embers of the branch organizations
an opportunity of familiarizing themselves
with' the provisions of the measure in con
templation. The secretary, Julian Sonn
tag, was, therefore, instructed to call the
meeting a week from to-night and inclose
a copy of the bill in the notification sent
to each member.
Strong addresses were made by Messrs.
Neff, Wright, *'orJ, McMurry and Wall
ing. They sought to elucidate the pro
visions and purposes of the proposed
measure and impress on the members of
the committee the vital importance of pre
seritine the bill before Congress in an ac
Senator Ford and W. C. Ralston were
appointed a committee to confer with the
Southern Pacific Company with a view to
ascertaining whether the bill is agreeable
to that corporation, and if so to solicit its
There were two other bills, but so much
time was taken up that they were not dis
RETKEAT AT ST. IGNATIUS.
It Will Open on Next Sunday and
Continue for One Week.
* A retreat will open at St. Ignatius Church
next Sunday evening and continue one
week. It will be under the auspices of the
Gentlemen's Sodality, and a novena to the
Immaculate Conception of the Blessed
Virgin Mary, to which the sodality is
erected and under whose patronage the
American Nation is dedicated.
Each evening will open with rosary and
sermon at 7:30, after which benediction of
the blessed sacrament will be given. The
large volunteer choir will be assisted by
several juvenile voices. The center aisle
will be reserved for members and their
male friends, and all the other part* of the
laree church will be open to the public.
The lectures will be most interesting.
The following subjects will be discussed:
Sunday- -Father Leirgio, S- J., Introduction.
Monday— Father Hickey, S. J., "End of Man."
Tuesdiiy— Father Sardi, S. J., "Sin." Wednes
day—Father Oalzia, S. J., ••Hell." Thursday-
Father Woods, S. J., "Death. " Friday— Very
Rev. E. Allen, S. J., •'Judgment." Saturday-
Father Woods, S. J., ''Mercy, 1 ' "Prodisral Son"
(for twenty minutes); confessions. Sunday —
Father Leggio, S. J., conclusion.
The sodality of St. Ignatius Church was
organized in IS6I by Fathers. J. Burchard,
and James R. Kelly ha? been presideut
almost all the time since then.
"It has araone its members," said a
Jesuit father, "men en«ag<id in almost
every walk of life, all banded together for
the purpose of glorifying God and living
inpeace and harmony with all men."
The large library which the fathers have
uiven to the sodality is open, free of ex
pense, to all members, and has rive thou
sand volumes of the best selected literature,
as well as all the high-class periodicals.
J^^^L We will give yon a trial
fl|pr of our
Electric Treatment with Vitalizer,
For all forms of NERVOUS PROSTRATION,
Munyon's Remedies 15c, 30c. 60c
Mai vina Cream or Lotion 35c
K. O. Peaud'Espagne.... 85c
C'amelline or Cream de Lis 35c
Oriental Cream $100
Mme. Pray's Special Prescription or Woman's *
Friend— We guarantee this preparation;
if not satisfactory money refunded—
Swift's Specific. 85c
Cuticura Resolvent '. 70c
Belladonna and AllcocVs Plasters 10c
Big and Inj. iirou : 65c
Electric Belts from $5 00 to $25 00
Trusses— Others ask $5 to $10...
Our price, $1 75 to $5 00
Silk Stockings..* $3 50
Galvanic or Faradlc Batteries $5 to $25 00
NO PERCENTAGE PHARMACY,
953 TWXax'ls.gl Street.
I'ESH.n.-S' XXOLTTG- CO.,
No. 8 Market Street, S. F.
NEW TO-DAY— AMUSEMENTS.
GRAND OPENING NOV. 28.
FIVE OR MORE RACES DAILY.
(RAIN OR SHINE.)
FIRST RACE AT 2:00 P. 11.
Take Southern Pacitic trains at Third and Town-
send street Depot, leaving; at 12, 12:30, 1:45 and
2:15 p. M. Fare for round trip, including admis-
sion to grand stand. $1. Take Mission-street elec-
tric line direct to track.
A. B. SPRECKELS, W.S.LEAKE,
BEST PEOPLE ON. EARTH I
COniNQ EVENTS BRING GLAD TipiNQS.
18 Elegant and Costly Prizes for Competition.
Special Lady's Prize— For lady with hand-
somest bicycling costume, hieh-grade $105
Bicycle, winner's choice of make.
In aid of Us Charity Fond——
THANKSGIVING EYE,WEDNESDAY, Not. 27
Electrical Illusions —
A Beautiful Transformation Scene,
Admission, 81. 600 Box Seats* 50c extra.
2100 Reserved Seats, 25c extra.
■ Reserved Seats on Sale at Kohler <& Chase's
■ Music Store, 26 O'Farrell street. Performance at
8. Grand March at 9:30. ; ,
SHOOT THE CHUTES!
Haight St., near the Park
Thanksgiving Day at 3 P. M.
From a Height of 5000 Feet by j
CONCERT AT 2 AND 8 P. M.— —
ADMISSION 10 CENTS.
RACES! <53*gaB'.iP^gj*^y RACES
CALIFORNIA JOCKEY CLUB RACES,
BAY DISTRICT TRACK.
Race* Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday—
Bain or Shine.
Five or more races each day. Races start at 2:03
r. m. sharp. McAllister and Ueary street cars put *
the gate. "•*' <;:-<:.? ■■'; - " . .■ .
SECOND ANNUAL HORSE SHOW
I - f ■ r _ ■ ■ ' imrm _ ;:■ ■ .. 4
i Tuesday, December 3d, to Saturday, December 7th
Admins ion, Daytime ......50c
Evening Prices, General Admission, 91
Reserved Seats, $1.50, S3 and 82.50.
Reserved Seats now on sole at H. 8. Crocker's
Store, 827 Post street.
Dictates the utmost nicety of expres-
- A ■ sion and deportment. In your corre-
spondence, to be certain you are using
tne correct thing in Papers your selec-
tion should be made in our Department
of Stationery, where we make a spe-
/ cialty of the ■
' FHtSTWRiTIJC MATERIALS,
Visiting Cards, Wedding :. Invitations .
and Announcements engraved, and
Monograms and Crests engraved and
embossed in the latest and most
All the latest styles in
Consisting of Novel Covers, Magazine
Covers. Sermon Covers, Music Rolls,
Writing Tablets, Portfolios, Compan-
ions, Traveling Sets, Shaving Sets, etc.
More than 150 different styles of Purses
and Combination Pocket-books for La-
dies and Gentlemen. Sterling Silver
and Gold Corners' mounted '■ to order.
Fine assortment of Valises in alligator
and grained leathers. Make your selec-
tions now while the assortment it com-
i SEW DEPARTURE.
We have just added a full line of Im-
ported and Domestic Perfumes, Soaps,
Powders and Toilet Articles, and would
be pleased to have you call and inspect
this department, as it is one of the most
complete in the city. Special Values
in Sachet Powders and Atomizers.
LET US DO YOUR PRINTING? .
We CLAIM to do BETTER WORK for
LESS MONEY than any other house in
tne city. Get our prices before order-
ing elsewhere ana be convinced.
■\757"1a.0 Are "Wo 1
VAIL & CO.,
741 Market St.,
Opposite Fhelan Building.
NEW TO-DAY— AMUSEMENTS.
rROLAJIOtR.GOTTLOD« o>- Lt»MA.ianARA6UiJ-"
THE WHOLE I IS
CITY I LAUGHING!
NOTHING SO VKIiVFUN V
IN 31 ANY, MANY YEARS.
HENRY E. DIXEY
• And His Merry Company of Mayers In
"THE LOTTERY OF
The Cast Includes I
MISS MAKG KKl' CRAVEN
and MISS PAUL.INI
Next Monday— JOE CAniuuiy.
Wednesday Pop Matinee To-day at 2 P. M.
Kvery Lady and Child Presented With
a Bound 50c Novel— loo Varieties.
Ice Cream and Cake Free to A ll.
PRICES-lOc, 15c, 25c.
THE SOLID SUCCESS,
CAD, THE TOMBOY f
LEOXAKD ROVER JK. GRACIE PJ-AISTKD.
Matinees Thanksgiving Day,
Saturday. and Sunday.
Night Prlces-lOc, 15c, 25c, 35c, 50c.
TO-NIGHT AND ALL THIS WEEK,
tfS" Special Matinee Thanksgiving Day
at Popular Prices — 25c, 35c, 50c, 7 sc, #1.
A Novelty in Comic Opera a3 Presented by
DE WOLF HOPPER
And His Celebrated Lyric Organization*
Next Week— and Last of
DB WOLF HOPPER.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings,
Thursday, Friday and sat. Ev'gs and Sat. Mat*
EVERY NIGHT THI - WEEK.
THANKSGIVING JIATINEK Thursday.
REGULAR MATINEE SATURDAY!
Enthusiastic Welcome to
:OCI33E : HI3VE^A.3XriM"-—
THE ORGEAT !
DON'T I The Hypnotic Illusion,
FAIL I TliIL »1 V —
TO ; I The Sensational Aquatic Mystery,-
SEE I THE STRAY Of LIFE
And l^l^Hl. HERRMANN'S.
New Spectacular Dance Creations.
MBS. -Lbnestixe K.BKLINO Proprietor <£ Alaaajjr
Of the Brilliant Spectacular Oriental Fantasie,
"THE LUCKY STAR!"
BIIKTH ! SONG! — DANCE!
Beautiful Scenery !
Picturesque Costumes !
, Startling Light Effects!
I U : . - .
Popular Prices— 2sc and sOc.
The Handsomest Family Theaterl n America.
• WALTKB MOROSCO....Sote Lea&e and ->Ua»gae
THIS KVENING at FIGHT.
A GREAT HOLIDAY BILL !-
Magnificent Revival of the Famous Drama,
"ROGER LA HONTE"
Or, A MAN'S SHADOW.
Special Thanksgiving-Day Matinee. '
£vxn ins pkiciu— 2sc and 50a.
. Family Circle and Gallery. 10c. • -*;
Usual ■ Matinees Saturday anil Sunday.
O'Farrell Btreet. Between Stockton and Powall.
WEEK OF MONDAY. NOVEMBER 25,
THANKSGIVING WEEK CARNIVAL
FREkES MA I HI AS,
MME. MARTHE HARTHY,
MISS ALICE JOHNSON,
THE JUDGE BROS.,
And Our eat Spscialty Company.
1 Beserved seats, 25c: Balcony, 15c: v Opera caalri
and Box seats. 50c. . ■ - ' ' '- '
University of California vs. Stanford.
THANKSGIVING DAY, November 28,
- •, 3:30 P. M.
CENTRAL PARK. San Francisco.
BAIN OB SHINE.
Seats now on sale by K. T. ALL.EJN' CO, 416 Mar-
ket St., S. F.: CI.ABROUGH, tiOLCHER <fe CO.,
605 Market at., S. F.
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