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EVEN DURING CONFESSION Rev. Father McSweeney Never Objects to Meeting a Reporter. MAYOR DAVIE LIKE CLEVELAND How Oakland's Women Writers Started to Get Out a Holiday Newspaper. Oakland Office San Francisco Call,) 90S Broadway, Feb. 2. 1896. \ Rev. Father McSweeney was inter viewed in the confessional box last night for the first time in his life. When thus engaged he is generally the one that inter views. VTnen the reporter called at St. Francis de Sales' clergy-house the servant said the priest was hearing confession and could not be disturbed. As there was no hope at the clergy-honse the janitor was approached, and he, too, refused to help to bring priast and newspaper man to gether. He hinted that if it were a mat ter of death he might be prevailed upon to break the unwritten law, but for any other cause he could not be tempted. There was no hope for it. The priest's story was necessary to authenticate a report of a frustrated elopement of two bright young ladies and the priest had to be seen. There wu a line of penitents leading past tl.a confessional box and the stranger fell in at the end. In due time the empty box was reached and Father McSweeney turned to hear what the suppliant might say. His surprise may be imagined wLen he discovered the identity of the stranger. "Well, well," said the priest, but he cor dially gave the desired information, and ■when the penitent emerged from the con fessional box no one would have guessed that it was the priest who had done the confessing. It is again stated that the Populists are trying to oust Mayor Davie from office. That is nothing new; they have been try ing to do it for nearly a year. It is stated that they are also obtaining affidavits proving that his Honor did violate the purity of elections law. That is a sur prise in one way, but not in another. In the first place the name of the Alameda County official who is now in office and whose friends did not violate the purity law is unknown. In the next place there are hundreds of "politicians" in Oakland who would swear that the moon is a green cheese, and for a very small consideration. Judas' paltry thirty pieces would seem a fancy price for many politicians on Broad way and in West Oakland. Mayor Davie is, iv nearly every respect in which these two tnen have come before the public, a counterpart of President Cleve land. Botu rode into power in a political whirlwind, and no sooner had each fairly warmed up his official chair than he re alized that public opinion had turned a complete somersault. There was a lot of talk of impeaching the President, and there is a lot of talk of impeaching the Mayor. Both movements will be found in the end to .have been concluded in the same manner. Whatever rnles or preju dices of political faith they have broken or ignored, th^ro are enough firm friends in either case to prevent personal ignom iny other than that of a political nature. It is openly stated that the people elected Davie and that he is now working in the interests of the capitalists and bankers. The assumption is untrue, and the best proof of its falsity is the fact that those who are most prominent in throwing out the charge are those who, when a banker filled the Mayor's chair, thought the ad ministration perfect. The greatest ele ment in retarding the progress of Oak land are the organized "jobs" forever being put up by the hoade of men who al ways smoke cigars and derive a comfort able living from "politic?. 1 ' Under Pardee and the reform movement of his time these elements of disturbance were deci mated, but now they seem to be on the increase again. Tnese are the men who are constantly demanding the "ousting" and "impeachment" of public officials whom they cannot use. The ladies of Oakland are to issue the Washington Birthday edition of the En quirer, and as it is the first venture of its kind ever attempted in this city there is much speculation as to the result. There was a meeting of the editresses two days ago and about ten ladies were present. All were understood to be pledged to se crecy yet some of the doings of the fem inine sanctum have leaked out and prove that although there is an "Alameda County Writers' Association" this does not imply that there is a corps of newspaper-women on this Bide of the bay. The conference also developed the fact that there is more than a trifle of vanity among certain scribes of the gentler sex. The mysteries of the "detail-book" were explored, and it was somewhat of a surprise to the ladies to learn that some one would have to visit the prison and jail; another must camp at the receiving hospital; a couple must at tend the parade, but would have to ignore the banquet so as to get in "early copy." This was rather unromantic, and at this stage of newspaper manufacturing one laay proposed that there should be a modest little article on the '-Women Writers of Oakland." This motion was amended so as to read "the women report ers of Oakland." Then the fun began and the feathers to demi-volt on the top of in dignant heads. Who were the writers? Who were the reporters? The question could not be answered and Mrs. S. C. Bor land, the cool-headed editor-in-chief, said that the detail of writing a mutual admi ration article would be held in abeyance, but did not use this exact language. A liberal estimate of the active woman re porters in Oakland who do not work across the bay would be one and a half. In the earlier part of the week some phil anthropists, who were more sympathetic than practical, started a movement for the benefit of "a vetern journalist" of this City. Everybody in Oakland knew that although the poverty of the man was not overstated the part relating to worthi ness had to be taken ciJm grano salis. however, money began to come in and the prospects for a good-sized fund were very bright. A local editor temporarily bandied the fund, and now he regrets it. Last Thursday night the ben&ficiary was found in the lower part of town, and was taken in the patrol-wauon to the City Hall, where the charge that is marked with a rubber-stamp was placed against his name. Ihe Judge next mornine imposed the usual fine for an old offender, and when in the dock the prisoner made a novel plea. Jde said, Your Honor, a man down town has some money of mine, and it you give me time I will go and get enough to pay my fine." He went to the editor, used some strong language, made some threats, and when he left the man who had been his truest friend sat down and wrote a new definition of the word ingratitude. S. W. B. Alameda's Proposed Library Building. ALAMEDA, Cal., Feb. 2.— The proposi tion to form an association of public-spir ited citizens to erect a public-library build ing, at a cost approximating $25,000, has by no means been abandoned, but is being perfected by those having it in charge and the prospectus will soon be given to the public, so it is stated. The organization will bft actuated largely, if not entirely, from a nublic spirit and a desire to see the library properly und adequately housed in a structure that will not only meet all the requirements but that will be a credit and ornament to the city and evince the public spirit and good taste of its people. It is not proposed that anybody shall give money to the fund for the erect ion of the building. They are simply to loan money at a low rate of interest — probahly 5 per cent — to be raid back in one, two and three years. The city can very well bear the burden of the improvement if it is spread over three years, but it cannot stand it in any single year, and to issue bonds is a tedious and expensive process. The city cannot specifically be bound to repay the private association if it shall erect the building, but public sentiment is in favor of the step, and a majority of the present Municipal Board will hold for three years, and are in accord with the movement, so that there could be little risk on that score. In the New City Hall. ALAMEDA, Cal., Feb. 2. — The City Trustees will hold their first meeting in the new City Hall to-morrow evening. The new Council chambers are large and handsomely furnished, and are a bis im provement over the old meeting-place. AmonK the matters which will come up for action to-morrow evening will be the awarding of contracts for the addition to the municipal electric-light station, in cluding a building, engine and boilers. Engagement Announced. ALAMEDA, Cal., Feb. 2.— The engage ment is announced of Miss Emma Boeh nier of this city to Charles Logan of Oak land. Miss Boehmer is the youngest daughter of Fritz Boehmer, a" pioneer merchant of Alameda. The wedding will take place on the 15th inst. at the home of the bride's father on Central avenue. The New City Prison. ALAMEDA, Cal., Feb. 2. — The new City Prison had two occupants yesterday. They were S. L. Teterson and Frank KeLev, charged with having burglarized the ship Frosper, now lying at Alauieda mole. - ■ THEATERS ARE LIKE BOOKS Clean Plays of Histrionic Ability Will Tend to Elevate the Mind. Keen Discrimination Is Necessary As in All Other Things Affecting Human Morals. Oakland Office San Francisco Call,) 908 Broadway, Feb. 2. f Rev. Philip Graif spoke on "The Thea ter" to-night at the First Baptist Church. He said : Do the prudential ethics of Christianity taboo the playhouse altogether, or is there a safe, iviie, golden mean of discrimination ? 3lere austere Puritanism is r.esieuof strength, nor is contempt or narrow restrietivenets an answer to fair logic. Of course, ii the drama is Inherently bad, ! the sooner its obscene lips are siienccu and its transparently veiled nudities are decently draped the better, but if It is constitutionally grounded in human nature the quicker we give our aid to refine and elevate its art and literature the more valuable will it become as a moral vehicle for the culture of humanity. >o doubt the trashy, flesh-tinted stuff that has too often glittered and pirouetted and bawled across the stage, along with certain J green-room scandals and other noisome things, have made a large body of the Christian pub lic look askance at the theatre and light shy of its seductions and its fig-leaf tendencies of wardrobe. Rightly used, the playhouse might be made a handmaid of religion, and instead of a hotbed of vice or illicit sensation, might be converted into something of a Dorcb. of ethical philosophy or a fcchool of virtue. If of old Christian truth was often dramati cally represented by a series of passion plays in the churches, why should histrionic genius if used for lofty purposes be frowned upon or stigmatized? Really our law of action should* be to conserve the good and spew out the evil, or, in other word ■■, to transform the smirched and leper-spotted into a healthy ministry of pure, unalloyed happiness and progress. Kvcn Christ himself did not disdain to create hi* parables, which in many respects were mas terly and exquisite little pocket dramas, illus trating heavenly principle.-: by all the fascina tion and spell of earthly incident and adven ture. It is not figuring at haphazard to say that the world's greatest seven masterpieces of the drama are deep studies of conscience and duty and make .strict obedience to the oracles of the skies their holy dominant note. But stiil tliis broad recognition of the essen tial dramatic element in nature and life does not blur the moralist's keen-eyed vision as to the hurts and harms oJ indiscriminate theater going. Though recreation is at times an iron neces sity it is questionable whether the average footiight flashes of the day afford our youth a safe or wholesome form o? entertainment. In moral discipline it is better to be a little too strict than to be a trifio too flabbily lnx. In short, whatever tends to purify motive, stimu late noble impulses or exalt mr.nhood or glorify humanity, promote and champion that; but wnatever nres unholy passions, lowers the moral tone or devitalizes piety, that either ab hor and shun, or, better still, by God's grace try to convert from a demon of sin and error into an angel of light and goodness. THE SUNDAY BALLOONS. One Ascent Wag Not Made, the Other Followed by an Accident. The fates have been against Mile. Viola, "the Empress of the air," for the first time she attempted to make an ascent from the Haight-street grounds she fell. The sec ond time she was announced to rise sky ward the rain came down in torrents. Yes terday when her balloon was about in flated it caught fire and the ascent had to be postponed. She was offered another balloon, but as it was as full of holes as a porous plaster she declined to use it. Another balloonatic, Otto Burke, volun teered to make an ascent, so the bag was filled and when it was cut loose he rose about five hundred feet and as he was crossing the chute lake it commenced to sink. Burke cut loose, expecting to come down in the lake, but the parachute did not open fast enough and he was carried a little beyond it and in descending struck against the fence, injuring his left arm and letr. There has been considerable jealousy among those who go up in the air, and it was reported on the grounds yesterday that there had been some jobbery to pre vent Miss Viola from making the ascent and that the burning of the balloon was not an accident pure and simple. How He Walked. A new schoolmaster in one of the small schools near ShetlieJd was endeavoring to make clear to his young pupils' minds the moaning of the word "slowly." He walked across the room in the manner the word indicated. "Now, children, tell me how I walked." One little fellow, who sat near the front of the room, almost paralyzed him by blurting out: "Bow-legged."— Spare Moments. There is but one factory in Japan where leather shoes are made. The natives, ex cept about the court, wear saudals of straw or wood. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3. 1896. OPIUM DEN IN THE HILLS The Lad Who Discovered It Was Threatened With Death hy a Fiend. ONE OF ITS NUMBER KILLED. Located Near the Baptist College and Just Outside the Limits of the City. Oakland Office San Francisco Call,) 90S Broadway, Feb. 2. [ A yonng man who delivers goods for an East Oakland grocer bad an experience a few days ago that he will not soon forget. He was taking goods as usual to a/house located in the hilly region where Thirty sixth and Commerce streets cross. He has always been met at the door by one of the occupants, but on the last occasion his knock was unheeded and he walked in and deposited his goods on the floor. To his great surprise he found that the house was an opium joint, fitted up with bunks, and in nearly every one of them was an occupant either smoking or asleep. No sooner had he looked around than one of the fellows rushed toward him and pushed him to the door. He told the lad that if ever he told any one of what he had seen he would probably be found some morning dead. He took himself away as fast as possible and has not been near the place since. The house is an ordinary looking cabin, but it is frequented by a very hard set. Amonjr those who frequented it was Thomas Lamb, the desperado who was shot dead by Officer Andrews while trying to escape from custody a couple of weeks apo. His brother still goes there, and an other habitue is a young fellow well known to the police named Tye. It is stated that the mother of one of the boys owns the place. When its locality was made known to thi poiice it was stated to be outside their jurisdiction, as it is just beyond the city limits. Now that its existence is known, the opium joint will doubtless be suppressed, as it is within a few blocks of the Baptist California College. CANNKRY FOR HAYWAKDS. Big Inducements Are Offered By the Board of Trade. OAKLAND, Cal., Feb. 2.— At a special meeting of the Hay wards Board of Trade the question of having a cannery located at that town was discussed. Mr. Johnson of San Francisco said he had been delegated to represent certain capitalists of i?an Francisco who were de sirous of locating a cannery at Haywarda. He said he was instructed to attend the meeting and find out what inducements the Board of Trade would jniarantee. Tue committee appointed for that pur pose stated the inducement offered to Mr. Schamruel, a canner, was to give him tiie use of Estudillo Square, Thoy were will ine to Rive any other responsible party tne same terms. Mr. Begier stated that P. E. Bowles, of Oakland, was authority for tie statement that Mr. Hicfcmpth. tiie Oakland canner, had" orders for (Kt.OQO cases of fruit which he could not fill. Most of the fruit canned by the Hicknioth Company was grown in the vicinity of San Leandro. He consid ered the inducement offered one of the very oest. The general opinion was that it would be well for the parties desirooa of starting a cannery to meet the Board of Trade, and Delegate Johnson undertook to arrange for such a meeting in the near future. LIGHTS OF THE OPERA. Experiences of Mme. Tavary and Thea Dorre on a Mcxi- can Tour. The Women Were Indignant at Car men's Wiles— Mascagni Praised Dorre. Mme. Marie Baeta Tavary and Mme. Thea Dorre, the bright particular stars of IME. THEA DORRE, WITH THE TAVARY GWAND OPERA COMPANY. the Tavary Opera Company, arrived here yesterday from Los Angeles, ahead of the rest of the troupe. Both prima donnas are in splendid health and spirits, a happy condition of things which they attribute largely to their recent Mexican trip. They were carried away by the color and picturesqueness of the al fresco Mexican life, which, they say, acted as a mental tonic and an artistic stimulant. Mme. Tavary, who is an accomplished painter and sculptor, made an artistic find at Guadalajara. Some one told her that there was a wonderful sculptor liv ing in a little adobe hut outside the town, and for the joke of the thing she weiH to visit the self-taught art ist. "He was only quite a poor country man,'' she said, in describing ;her visit, "what in Europe we should call a peasant, but his work was something marvelous. With a few touches of his hands on the clay the likeness besan to appear, and be fore he had modeled half an hour the head stood out. an exact image of the person he wasfrepresenting. "He colored his work, then fired it, and when the bust was completed it was a marvelous reproduction of the sitter. " "I wish my trunks had arrived. I would show you some of this poor peasant's work," said Mme. Tavary convincingly "My bust is a wonderful likeness, and he modeled a head of Mr. Payne Clarke, our tenor, that almost speaks." Mme. Tavary is full of enthusiasm over the role of Aida, which" she is to sing to night. "The make-up for the part takes me an hour and a hair," she said. "It is so difficult for a blonde to change herself into a dark Egyptian, but when the trans formation lias been made I revel in Aida. Darre too," continued the prima donna generously, "she is a magnificent Am neris. Dorre is an actre?s, and she depicts the character of a scheming, wijy little Egyptian to the life." There is a popular tradition that in opera companies the rival prima donnas hate one another, and if they occasionally speak honeyed words, do so only to con ceal a sting. But this tradition is all at sea with regard to the Tavary Opera Com pany, for its two brightest stars are the best possible friends and praise one an other in all sincerity. Tavary and Dorre, in fact, never say m an thing, and always play into one another's hands when on the stage together. Torre, the witching dark-eyed Carmen, who made so warm a place for herself in the affections of San Francisco opera-goers last season, has returned as handsome and bewitching as ever. The young prima don na enjoyed herself in tier own way during the Mexican tour by riding miles over the hills and reveling in the picturesque scen ery and quaint life. She is a splendid horsewoman and scorns the lowly bike. Her Carmen was the great attraction of the season. The gay cavaliers used to send notes by the score round to the stage door, beginning "Heaveuly Carmen," and heart less Carmen used to have many a laugh at the weird English in which her unknown admirers penned their admiration. "It was my first visit to Mexico, and I found it like Italy and Spain," s-he said, "all poetry and picturesqueness and beggars. But the very beggars had a touch of color in tbeir dress, ora^ay sarape thrown round their shoulders that made their rags seem beautiful. I enjoyed the climate there, just as I revel in the lovely California sunshine, because it is my nature to like anything that is tropical and to hate the cold." Dorre has played Carmen with brilliant results in Naples and other parts of Italy, but she had never tried Prosper Meri mee's heroine on a Spanish-speaking au dience till her recent Mexican tour. "You have no idea how the women resented it," she said, laughing mischievously; "some of them fairly made faces. at me in the chairs. I took it as a compliment. They said, 'Our Spanish women are modest, none of us are so bold as this Dorre makes Carrcen.' They did not nnder.-tand that the Carmen of Merimee was like Topsy, 'she just gfowed,' and was net a type of any particular country." It ia very probable that Mme. Dorre will go to London next spring to sing Carmen and Santuzza at Covent Garden. In New York her Curmen was spoken of by the critics as sharing the palm with Calves, and in Milan, where she had the benefit of some private coaching from Mascagni in interpreting Santuzza, the composer of "Cavalleria R'usticana" called her an ideal exponent of his passionate Sicilian heroine. MANY WOMEN 'SINGERS. Flourishing First Meeting of the New College Settlement .Movement Held in tho Broadway School. The new vocal society known as the Woman's Singing Class of 1896 met at the Broadway Grammar School yesterday afternoon for its first practice. An attendance and enrollment of ninety six persons attest the general and active interest already awakened in the move ment that was inaugurated only ten days ago by Miss Jean Parker, principal of the Broadway Grammar School, and Mrs. C. L. Uonestell. The object of the class is to furnish all lovers of vocal music an opportunity to come together for an hour ever Sunday afternoon and practice upon the composi tion of the masters. It is a gratuitous attempt to foster the love of music, par ticularly among those who are too much occupied through the week to devote the time necessary to continue and improve the knowledge of pinging they may have acquired earlier. The by-laws require a payment of 5 cents at each meeting, the proceeds bein« devoted to the preparation of the sheet music and to the janitresB 7 fee, which are tlie only expenses. Any surplus that may accrue will be devoted to the purchase of wall charts to sin? from. Yesterday's practice was upon "Like as a Father," taken from oueot the oratorios. Mrs. Bonestell, the director of the class, conducted the voices and Miss Elsie Wade acted as pianist. In an address to the regular chorus drill Miss Parker, the president, said: "Mrs. Bonestell and I are very desirons of seeing more older people interested in this hour, from 3 to 4 o'clock, on Sunday afternoon. We want the mothers and more of the older sifters to take part. No matter if they do not know a thing about music; let them come at 2:45 o'clock and they will be given a little preliminary practice each Sunday, so that they can easily fall in with the others." The rules of the class say that the mem bers must be at least 15 years of age. At yesterday's meeting there were perhaps a dozen matrons, but the majority of the singers were girls. Cleopatra's Needle, on the Thames Em bankment, weighs 186 tons 739 pounds and is (38 feet by 2 inches high. A CLEVER SCHEME FOILED Discovery of a Hidden Wire Pass ing Into Ingleside Race Course. GLOOM IN THE POOLROOMS. An Expose That Shows the Keepers of These Dens Will Resort to Any Means. Perhaps the downtown poolrooms will not get the results of the Ingleside races so readily as they are at present boa3tine that they will do. One of iheir latest and most ingenious attempts at beating the management was yesterday effectually nipped in the bud. The keepers ot the downtown poolroom "joints" have been strutting about of late with a consequential air, that would indi cate they had somethiu ; "up their sleeves." The various dens about town are now in the enjoyment of splendid telegraphic service. A wire leased from the California Jockey Club that runs to San Jose gives them the full results of the races at the Bay District track. It will be remem bered that daring the last racing period at Ingleside track the Pacific Coast Jockey Club folks learned that the poolrooms were getting the results of their race 9 by having them wired from the interior towns where poolrooms were running. To obviate this, the Jockey Club leased RUPERT SCIIMID'S BUST OF COLONEL CUOYXSKI. the wire from the telegr aph company, and the interior rooms were obliged to cl ose up shop. Now, this was a serious blow to the City "commission plan." Their crafty pro prietors held a council of war. It was de cided to invade the enemy's camp. Many clever devices were resorted to for obtain ing; the results of the different events run off. Men inside the grounds signaled to confederates on the surrounding hills, women passed out through the gates with the desired information secreted about their person, carrier pigeons were called into requisition, and in one instance a wire of the Postal Telegraph Company was tapped. The latter occurrence, how ever, it is said, was with the full Knowl edge of the local management. But the Ingleside people were not slum bering and the different clever plans were after one or two recurrences frustrated. Nonplused and in despair the owners of the smaller joints quit the business, while the bij dens temporarily suspended, await iner the reopening of the Bay District. Next Thursday Ingleside "track will re open for the spelL^f two weeks' running. Once repulsed amvin desperate straits the men engaged in the nefarious poolroom traffic resolved to eet the required infor mation at all hazards. Men whose past records were shrouded in darkne-s were called into requisition and asked to submit plans. At last one was hit upon, and that is the reason the keepers of three downtown holes have been telling their dupes "we will get the Ingteside races." For some time the management of the new track has been cognizant of the fact that an underground wire bad been run into the track, and yesterday the story leaked out. Fearing "something of this sort, the Pacific Coast Jockey Club has had in its employ for some time a skilled electrician, whose duty it was to inspect the buildings for hidden wires. Not many day's ago the inspector became aware of the fa"ct that there was "something in the air," and veiy soon he mads a startling discovery. Entering the grand stand below the arched passage-way was an underground wire that had its egress in the toilet-room, which is located at one end of the betting ring. In three different locations in the room, cunningly concealed, well out of the range of the human eye, were stations to be operated upon the push-button principle. The worJr was that of an expert, showing that the Rtealthy han.t whose labor had been for naught, was old in experience. The course of the wire was then followed. In one instance the long iron rod extend ing between the hitching posts was util ized as a conductor. '1 he wire then passed along under the ground, making its exit under the fence at a point south of the main entrance. Just before passing under the fence was a fourth station that could be used if the operator thought himself watched at the other points. Out side of the race course the wire followed along the fences and trees for some dis tance. Connection with a main wire had not yet been made. This expose only shows to the public what the men engaged in this illegal pool selling business will resort to. Time and again their many sharp practices have been shown up in print, yet still they thrive and appeal for a law licensing their business. Had the California Jockey Club mU forth the same commendable efforts to prevent the ruinous dens from getting the results as did the new racing organization there would be no need of calling upon the police to close the illegal resorts up, nor of enacting any new prohibitory measure, for these parasites, that threaten this grand sport with destruction, take the hard earned pennies of the newsboys and fill the prisons with felons, would have to close their doors for lack of support. He Once Owned the Site of Johannesburg It is a curious commentary upon the in stability of human affairs that the former owner of the entire city of Johannesburg now lies a confirmed invalid in the work house infirmary of the quaint old market town of Guildford in Surrey. The old man seems to have had a most remarkable career. He was in the service of the East India Company, fought in the Crimea, was seriously wounded at Sebastopol, and afterward passed through the Indian mutiny. He then went to South Africa, where he fought against the Zulus and tb«=t Boers before the Transvaal was made ove^' to them. He bought for £350, his accumu lated savings, over 15,000 acres of land near the source of the Limpopo, where ho made up his mind to ultimately settle, but war broke out, he took up arms against the Boers, and formed one of the party who held Pretoria against them. In 1880, when the republic was declared, he refused service under President Krneger, and the consequence was that his land, upon a portion of which the Transvaal city of Johannesburg now stands, was forfeited. Thus tne old man who lies-dying without a penny in the world just escaped being "rich beyond the dreams of avarice." — Philadelphia Public Ledger. THE CALIFORNIA ADONIS Rupert Schmid Says He Has Modeled the Handsomest Man Here. It Is Colonel Herbert Choynski, Who Is an Aid-de.Camp to Governor "Jim " Budd. Rupert Schmid, the sculptor, is tired of seeing people wait till they are dead be- fore they have portrait busts modeled. He has long been keeping his eyes open for a perfect specimen of manly beauty, in order to catch it while voting, model his specimen and place it beside the most de crepit old bust he can find and say, "Look on that picture and on this," when people urge that they-would rather wait till they are dead to be modeled. To Mr. Schmid's great joy, he found his ideal type of manliness recently in Herbert Cboynski, a young Californian guardsman who is aid-de-carup to Governor Budd. After expending much eloquence in point ing out how much better he looks now than he will fifty years hence, the sculp tor succeeded in persuading Colonel NEW TO-DAY. ! SIGNATURE "^^^^ • SIGNATURE ' \ ■:.:■;:,' (^<^ ' printed in ' ! 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With malice afore thought the sculptor had placed his new work beside the head of an antique million aire, who waited till he had lost his teeth and had acquired a triple chin before making up his mind to go down to posterity in plastic clay. "He had lost everything that constitutes good looks, and should be in the cellar, where I put njost of the old chromos," said the sculptor. "He serves as a foil to Choynski, though. The face of the colonel is perfect, thesbapeof the nose, the length of the chin and of the forehead ! They are all on «.ireek lines, and if one only models him just as he is one has a perfect specimen of a faultless face and head." Rupert Schmid never tires of extolling the specimen of manly beauty he has been so fortunate as to capture in its prime. He says lie hopes Colonel Choynski'a bust will teach people not to wait till they are dead to be modeled. "He is a very bril liant man, and if tie ever becomes Gover nor of the State or President of the repub lic I shall become famous through this bust," said Rupert Schmid. "Look at a man likeGrover Cleveland," he continued. "There 13 no great gratification in model ing him now; his face has run to flesh. But if Grover bad bad the good sense to foresee that he would beoome famous and had been modeled while he was yet young, the sculptor who did the work would hay« shone with a reflected glory." DR. DILLE ON POOLROOMS He Utters Strong Words Against the Proposal to License That Form of Gambling. Rev. Dr. E. R. Dille of the Central Meth odist Church delivered a scathing sermon last evening on the "The Latest Infamy, the Proposal to License Gambling." The preacher introduced his subject by saying that the gambling instinct was almost the strongest in human nature, tiiat it lies dormant in every man's heart, and that when awakened it entirely en slaves and rriins its follower. "When this fire burns in a man's heart," said the speaker, "it leaves nothing beau tiful in his nature. Gambling in its essence is theft; it is on the same plane as picking pockets. The community which tolerates gambling can have no morality in its social circles and no integrity in its commercial circles. "I wish the parents of this City would teach their children that to drop a nickel in one of these infernal nickel-in-tbe-slot machines is gambling, and to put money in that fool trap, the Louisiana lottery, ia gambling. "There is one form of gambling that has become dominant in our City — that is racetrack gambling. The unclean birds of heaven and earth gorge themselves at the racetrack. "A good 'starter' is paid a higher salary than a Judge on the Supreme Bench. "This species of gambling surpasses as a crime-breeder even the Louisiana lottery. There is nothing which holds up so many inducements to young men to gamble with their employers' money as the pool rooms. "These gambling institutions have been driven out of nearly every Eastern city, and now, following the lines of the least resistance, they have come to the wild and woolly West. And now a Supervisor has come forward with a resolution to saddle this baneful evil on our fair City. There could be no greater outrage than this. It seems to me that San Francisco has suf fered enough already without this new blot on its escutcheon. "Does it follow that we Bhould license poolselling because it cannot be sup pressed? Because we cannot suppress the devil, should we license him and give to him all the traffic can bear? "Shall we say that we will stand by and aid you while you succeed in the ruin of our sona and bring their mothers to a grave of sorrow ? "Poolrooms can be suppressed as well as thievery or opium-smoking. Even if these be carried on in secret, still they are not publicly sanctioned and have not such debauching influence on the young." University Lectures on Journalism. The Catholic university of Lille has «• cently attached to its law faculty a depart ment devoted to political and social sciences, in which courses in industrial legislation, and above all in the legislation relating to the press, are serionsfy given. The university, it would seem, hits wisued to emulate certain universities of the United States in bringing modern journal ism into the still air of academic studies. This year it is one of the best known writers on the Catholic Unlvers, M. Taver nier, who has been asked to give the course of lectures on the theory and practice of the journalist's art. Naturally, M. Taver nier seeks, particularly In French journal ism, matter for illustration, and the facts upon which he bases his philosophic In i ductions. But a portion of his lectures is i to be devoted to journalism in England and the United States. — Westminster Ga zette. There are folly 100 former priests in the ranks of the cab-driver 3 of Paris. 11