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The State President Im
pugns the Chancellor's
Statements Concerning Ex-Gov
ernor Sheldon Declared
The Issues Joined Concern Five Points
Only— Father Wyman Replies to
Dr. York.
The following communication is self
Office of the
State Council of California,
Room 40, Academy of Sciences Building,
SIO Market street.
Pan Francisco, Feb. 17, 1890.
To the Editor of Tin' I 'all I 'i At: Ml: : Tbe editor
of the News Letter (he is not a member of the
A. P. A.) complimented Father Yorke in a re
cent issue on his "deftness in dodging."
In your yesterday's issue appeared a remark
able "diatribe from" the pen of the Chancellor,
which is worthy of mention at this time only
in order that your readers may note how stren
uously that gentleman is endeavoring to dis
tract public attention from the real questions
at issue- He desires to discuss individuals
rather than principles, and far from standing
by his offer to prove every statement made in
his former letter, he is industriously engaged
ln running away irom every disputed proposi
tion, whether made by himself or by another.
On casual inspection of the letter, however,
I notice that the priest offers to apologize if he
makes unauthenticated statements. lam not
surprised that he makes the offer, but 1 shall
indeed be surprised if, being found in the
wrong, he does apologize. And in this con
nection 1 demand that he apologize for his
statement concerning ex-Governor Sheldon or
prove tin truth of his words. The statement
is as follows:
Ex-Governor Sheldon was making an A. P. A.
speech in Los Angeles. He stated that there were
arras concealed in the basement of the cathedral.
A Catholic gentleman present named Donnesan
produced a certified check for SJIOOO and offered
to pay it over if arms could be found, and asked
that a committee be appointed to search the
cathedral on the spot. The ex-Governor refused
to accept the test, etc.
This statement, so far as ex-Governor Shel
don is concerned, is absolutely and unquali
fiedly, and, I believe, purposelv'false. The rea
son for making it is found in the fact that the
ex-Governor's name is now prominently before
the people as a probable delegate to the next
National Republican Convention, and in the
further fact that neither Father Yorke nor any
of his kind can use ex-Governor Sheldon to ad
vance the political interests of the "church."
80, Father Yorke, you who adopted the
phrase, "Put up or shut up," take a little of
your own toddy, and "Prove or apologize."
Further than this I have, on casual inspec
tion, found nothing in the letter worthy of" se
rious consideration. Father Y'orke might ex
plain why he quotes in an alleged reply to me
anti-Catholic literature, which he ''is not pre
pared to say was circulated by the A. P. A."
However, there maybe something of value in
the "letter, even as a microscopic assay of tail
ings sometimes reveals traces of metal. So, at
the proper time, 1 shall further consider bis ef
fusion. I prefer, however, to do one thing at a
time, and do -it well, even if the object ot my
attention be Father Yorke. and for this reason
1 shall return to the consideration of his first
letter to me.
In my former letters 1 have analyzed, one by
one, father Yorke's wordy remarks in alleged
reply to ray questions. I have made evident
to your readers what each answer is, whether
simple affirmative or emphatic negative, and
I have pointed out the numerous instances
in which Father Yorie has plainly dodged the
issue. In order that your readers may at a
glance realize what the results have been, I
have prepared a brief synopsis in which I
have referred to my questions by number, and
have set opDosite each the "Yes" or the "No"
contained In Father Yorke's reply; or have in
dicated the fact that he has evaded answering
the question, and has ihereby dodged an issue.
This table, which for the sake of future refer
ence, I shall call "Table A." is as follows:
Co-.iccrning "Objects of v... A. P. A."
Question L, : jjo
Question 2 !!'.!". No
Question 3 '.'.'.'.'.'. No
Question 4 '. '.'.'.'.'.' No
Question 5 '.'..'.'.. No
Question 6 No
Question 7 „y No
Question 8 ."."."."il'.No
Concerning "The A. P. A. Platform."
Question 9 Dodged
Question 10 X 0
Question 11 (part) Xo
Question 11 (part)... .".".".[.'.'Dodged
Question 18 ■ Xo
Question 13 '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. Dodged
Question 14 Yes
Question 15 Yes
Question 16 '.'..'.'.'. '. '.'. Dod
Question 17 Dodged
Question 18 \o
Question 19 "Dodge"
Question 20 Dodged
Question 21 Dodged
Question 22 Dodged
Concerning "A. P. A. Political Principles."
Question 23 Dodged
Question 24 Yes
Question 25 (part) Dodged
Question 25 (part) Xo
Question 26 '.".Dodged
Question 27 Yes
Question 28... ..'..!. bod ed
Question 29 y PS
Question SO '..'..'.'.'.'.'.l'.'.'. Dodged
Question jj 0
Furthermore, each and every question which
I asked of Father Yorke was so framed as to
Inquire whether or not he is "opposed to" or
has "objections to" or is "an enemy of" the
principle expressed in the section referred to
by my question— the section of the "Objects of
the A. P. A.' or of "The A. P. A. Platform," or
of "The Political Principles of the A. P. A."
Therefore, if Father Yorke's answer to my
question was "yes" it means that he is "op
posed to" or has "objections to" or is "an en
emy of" the principle expressed in the section
referred to, and consequently he disapproves
of that principle.
And equally, therefore, if Father Yorke's an
swer was "no," then he is "not opposed to"
and has "no objections to" and is "not an en
emy of" the principle expressed in the section
referred to, and consequently he approves of
that principle. ;
And in order that your readers may be able
at a glance to learn how many of the princi
ples of the A. P. A. are disapproved of by Father
iorke, and how many he approves, and con
cerning how many he neglects or refuses to
commit himself one wav or another I have
prepared another table, in which I refer to the
sections containing the principles and to the
questions bearing on those sections by their
respective numbers. Opposite each section I
have placed Father Yorke's expression of ap
proval or disapproval, as indicated by his
answers to the questions. Where the father
has evaded answering my qtierv and has
dodged an issue, and litis thereby declined to
either approve or disapprove the principle in
volved, I have indicated that fact by a dash
The table, which for the sake of convenience i
shall term "Table B," is as follows: ,CUU - UUS l
, Concerning "Objects of the A. P. A."
Section 1.... (Qaestionl) Approved
Section 2.....; (Question 2) Approved
Section 3 ...(Question 3) Approved
Section 4 ......(Question 4) Approved
Section 5 (Question 5) Approved
feet tf (Question 6) Approve,'
Section 7 (Question 7) Approved
Section 8 (Question 8) . Approved
Concerning "the A. P. A. Platform.
Section 1 (Question 9)
Section 2 (Question 10) Approved
Section 3 (Que lion 11). .(part).. Approved
Section 3 (Question 11). .(part)
Section 3 (Question 12) Approved
Section 4 (Question 131.......
Section 5 (Question 14) Disapproved
Section *> (Question 15) Disapproved
Section 7 ...(Question 16)
Section 8 (Question 17) :
Section 9 (Question 18) Approved
Section li) [Question 19)
Section 11 (Question 20) — ;
Section 12 (Question 21) .- :'
Section 13 (Question 22) —
Concerning "A. p. a. Political Principles."
Section 1 (Question 23)
Section 9 (Question 24 « ." Disapproved
Section 3 (Question 25). .(part) Approved
Section 3. .....(Question 25). .(part)
Section 4 Quest ion 20)....
Sections (Question 27) Disapproved
Section 6 (Question 28). ••• 7
Section 7... -...(Question 29) Disapproved
Section 8 (Question .SO) 7
Section 9 (Question 81) Approved
Referring to the foregoing tables, I find that'
mv esteemed opponent. Rev. Peter C./iorke
Approves eleven full sections of the princi
ples of the A. P. A. and portions of two moio
sections. ... .
Dodges the issue and refuses to commit him-
Bell upon TWELVE full sections of those princi
ples and upon portions of two more sections.
Disapproves five sections of the A. P. A. prin
i find also THAT
Father Yorke entirely approves the "objects
of the American Protective Association.
In the "A. P. A. platform" Father \orke ap
proves of three planks and portions of an
other, avoids committing himself upon eight
planks and part of, another, and disapproves
ol only two planks.
In tlie "political principles of the A. P. A."
Father Yorke approves one principle and part
of another, avoids committing himself upon
four principles and part of another, and ob
jects to three principles. *;V.v.;
From the foregoing tables and from the synop
sis which I have made from them is:
First -The objects of the American Protective
Association are good, whether viewed from the
standpoint' of its fileuds or from that of its
Second— inasmuch as the objections of
the Rev. Peter C. Yorke to the A. P. A. refer
not to the objects of the order, but have to do
Wholly with its platform and political PRINCI
PLES, therefore Father Yorke's hostility to the
A. P. A. is based upon political differences
and is not caused by relioious considerations.
Third— inasmuch as Father Yorke has
refused to define his position upon twelve full
principles of the A. P. A., his object in the
present controversy Is to gain some petty per
sonal advantage father than to enlighten the
people upon the truths involved.
In one of my earlier letters I stated that, in
asmuch as it was necessary to the satisfactory
or profitable discussion of any question to de
termine precisely the points upon which the
parties to such discussion differed, I proposed
to ask Father Yorke certain questions. As a
result, we have discovered certain points on
which we agree, and others upon which we
differ. Inasmuch as Father Yorke has dodged
the issue upon twelve principles, aud more,
there is still left much ground concerning
which it has not vet been determined whether
or not we differ. * That the Chancellor's posi
tion may be accurately and fairly determined,
I insist upon a reply to my questions concern
ing those principles, which are as follows:
Question 9— '-Is Mr. Yorke hostile to loyalty to
true Americanism, which knows neither birth
i place, race, creed, nor party as a first requisite lor
I membership in any organization?"
Question 11 (part)— 'ls .Mr. Yorke hostile to the
toleration of all creeds?"
Question 13— "Is Mr. Yorke hostile to the up
holding of the constitution of the United States
and its guarantees of religious liberties to the indi
Question 16— "Does not Mr. Yorke believe that
exemption from taxation is equivalent to a grant
of public funds? And is be hostile to the taxa
tion of all property, the title to which is not vested
in the National or State Government or their sub
Question 17— "Does Mr. Yorke favor the enlist
ment in the military arm of the Government of
any one not actually a citizen of the United
Question 19— "Would Mr. Yorke object to there
peal of the act authorizing the naturalization of
minors without a previous declaration of inten
tion, and is he hostile to a provision of law that per
sons to be naturalized must sneak the language of
the land and must prove seven years continuous
residence in this country from the date of the
declaration of intention."
Question '20— -Does Mr. Yorke object to a pro
test against the laxity with which our present nat<
utilization laws are administered?"
Question 21— -'Is Mr. Yorke hostile to the public
inspection of all hospitals, asylums, reformatories
or other institutions, in which people are under
Question — "Does Mr. Yorke favor National or
State legislation in favor of any one sectiou of the
! country, or of any class?"
Question 23 "Is Mr. Yorke opposed to such
restriction of immigration as will prevent paupers,
criminals and anarchists from landing on our
Question 26 (Part)— "Does Mr. Yorke wish the vo
ters of the country to be Ignorant of the duties and
privileges of citizenship, and the pliant tools of
Question '26— "Does Mr. Yorke oppose support
ing from the public funds one general, non-secta
rian free-school system, sufticieut for the primary
education of our children?"
Question -JB— "Does Mr. Y'orke oppose the taxa
tion of all non-government property?"
Question 29— -Does Mr. Yorke support for office
any person who recognizes allegiance to any for
eign or ecclesiastical potentate as superior to our
In his consideration of these questions
Father Yorke reminds me of the advice given
by an old lawyer to his son who was about to
commence practice. Be said: "My boy, in try
ing any ease when you have on yourside the
law and the facts and a good argument, stick
to your points and confine yourself to your
argument; but when you have on your"side
neither the law nor the* facts, and can have no
logical argument, abuse the other side and
talk all around the question."
By my synopsis of Father Yorke's replies I
have shown that there are five principles upon
which Father Y'orke end the American Pro
tective Association are at issue. Of these two
pertain to the "platform of the American Pro
tective Association" and three to the "Politi
cal Principles of the A. P. A." That your
readers may learn precisely what are the prin
ciples upon which we differ I quote them here
with: y-r.'— •
Sec. 5. We consider the non-sectarian free pub
lic school the bulwark of American institutions
aud the best place tor the education of American
children. To keep them such we protest against
the employment of subjects of any un-American
ecclesiastical power as officers or teachers of the
public schools.
Sea 6. We condemn the support out of the pub
lic treasury, by direct appropriation or by con
tract, of any sectarian school, reformatory or other
institution not owned and controlled by public
Sec. 2. Extension of the time for naturalization,
to the end that .foreigners may oecome familiar
with our free institutions and laws before they
take part in our political affairs.
Sec. 5. No public funds or public property to
be used for sectarian purposes, directly or indi
rectly. % .
Sec. 7. All private schools, convents, nunneries,
monasteries, seminaries, hospitals, asylums and
other educational or charitable institutions to be
open to public inspection and under Government
For the discussion of these principles I have
not sufficient time to-night, but I shall con
sider them in proper course.
In his letter of the 13th iust. Father Yorke
stated that he was ready to prove every asser
tion that he made. In my letters of Saturday
and Sunday last I requested him to furnish his
proofs of numerous assertions. He has not
done so, and now 1 demand that he furnish his
proof upon the following propositions:
First— "l Know, however, that a secret political
society can never bring about pure politics."
Second— "l know that they (the Methodist Bish
ops and preachers who are agitating the repeal of
the tax on church property) pay more taxes than
the whole A. P. A. put together." | '
Third— foreigner who is not Americanized in
five years will never be Americanized."
Fourth— are no universal propositions in
Mr. Editor: When Father Yorke shall have
answered these questions which thus far he
has declined to answer, we shall have reached
a common premise from which to con dnct a
profitable discussion. Should he not, how
ever, see fit to make reply and to define his no*
sition in respect to those principles, concern"
ing which thus far he has evaded such defin*
ition, !l shall continue my discussion of*
A. P. A.-ism in accordance with the plan of
consideration which I laid down in my first
letter, having particular reference, however
to the five principles toward- which the chan
cellor of the archdiocese of San Francisco has
admitted his hostility. Very respectfully,
B. F. Ht.'df.lsox,
President of the A. T. A. of California.
Rev. Father Wyman Replies to Dr.
York's Criticism of His
Rev. Father Wyman, superior of the
Paulist Community in San Francisco, sub
mits the following:
San Francisco, Feb. 17, 1896.
To the Editor of The Call— De AT. Sir: I was
greatly surprised and deeply pained when I
read in this morning's CALL the report of what
was said by Dr. J. L. York at Scottish Hall on
last Sunday evening in reference to. ..hat I
stated concerning marriage among non-Cath
olics, in my lecture on "Religions Communi
ties," at Metropolitan Hall, on February 10.
In the first place, let mo say, that he has not
rightly quoted me, as can be proved by refer
ence to The Call of February 11, which re
ported my lecture word for word, exactly as 1
delivered it; and secondly, let. rae say, that I
repudiate with horror tbe sentiments concern
ing the marriages of ■ Protestants which he
charges me withholding. "
What I did say, however, about the popular
notion of marriage outside the church was that
"the idea of its sanctity is lost among the ma
jority of those who are not of our faith," mean
ing by these words that the sacramental idea
of it as taught in the New Testament, in its
holiness as a symbol of Christ's union with his
church, is not understood by the majority of
Protestants. Moreover, I cannot see how by
any forced, construction this statement can
possibly bo construed as an "insult" to non-
Catholic women. The doctrine of the sanctity
and indissolubility of marriage in the Catholic
sense of these words ; was repudiated by all of
the Protestant reformer:), and arc we to infer
on this account that they have impugned the
purity of women ? 1 certainly do not interpret
them so. ffif&gS&SfcfSgfeWggSSHSß
Dr. York also arraigns me for saying
that marriage outside of the church
is entered into "for the most part ' for
pleasure," and I have only to refer the
reader to the report of my lecture published in
The 'all of February 11 to prove that he has
not rightly quoted my words. What I did say,
as the report shows, was that it was entered
into "for the most part for pleasure or worldly
advantage." Now, can any one deny that
these, naturally speaking, are not worthy mo
tives for marriage, provided the laws of nature
are observed?
As for my remark that "unless children are
few they are not considered a blessing from
God" I appeal to the public to answer if this
is not true of the majority of American-born
Protestants. The exceptions to it are found,' l
think, largely among Lutherans of German
and Scandinavian origin. The Jews have also,
I believe, as a rule, retained the traditionary
idea that a large family is a mark of God's fa
"It is nothing new," says this quack theo
logian, "for Catholic priests to assail the purity
of the marriage relation among Protestants,"
and then he shamelessly utters one o! the foul
est carnmnies ever spoken by human lips
against our faith. "It is an open statement of
Romanism," he says, "that the marriage of
Protestants is the marriage of adultery and
their children the bastards of an accursed
union." ..
Now, Mr. Editor, as a son of non-Catholic
parents, who oi course were married outside of
the Catholic church, 1 declare this assertion of
Dr. York to be false.
The marriages of Protestants are considered
by the Catholic church just as binding and
sacred as those of Catholics performed in the
Is it not an outrage, aye a burning shame,
that any man pretending to address the public
on scientific and theological questions should
dare to thus calumniate such a vast body of
people as the Catholics of this community?
Yours truly. H. H. Wyman, C. S. P.
Commended St. Anthony's Church
in Maintaining German
Fair and Bazaar Opened at Teutonic
Hall Will Be Concluded
Father Yorke was the center of attrac
tion at Teutonia Hall last night, where he
spoke briefly in commendation of the
purposes of the German congregation of
St. Anthony's Church in aiming to main
tain the customs, the traditions, and par
ticularly the language of the fatherland.
It was the occasion of the opening of a
fair and bazaar given by the Altar Society,
the Mothers' Society and the Young
Women's Sodality of St. Anthony's.
Father Leo introduced Father Yorke as
the well-known champion of the Catholic
faith in the present religious controversy.
Father Yorke's little speech . of good
wishes and encouragement was greeted
with the heartiest applause, and was fol
lowed by an expression of thanks from
Father Leo on behalf of the congregation.
As Father Yorke left the noisy, happy
throng about 10 o'clock, he was" given a
rousing tribute of cheering.
The fair will be concluded this evening,
when St. Peter's singing section of St.
Boniface will be in evidence as one of the
features of the entertainment, as were the
cadets of the League of the Cross last
night among the booths and in the sup
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the United States.
A new organization is to be formed, in
this City on Saturday next at the Occi
dental Hotel, and it will be the first of the
kind on the coast. It is of the patriotic
order and will be called Valentine Hook
Chapter of the Children of the Revolution.
a branch of ihe National society formed in
Washington last, February by Mrs. Daniel
Lathrop, the children's friend, known in
the literary world as Margaret Sidney, au
thor of 'Five Little Peppers."
The new society is under the patronage
Gertrude Holt Lofthouse, a Two-and-a-Half-Year-Old Patriot.
[From a photograph.]
of: Mrs. Leland Stanford, Mrs. A. S.
Hubbard, Mrs. William Alvord, Mrs. Jes
sie Benton Fremont; the Right Rev. Wil
liam Ford Nichols,. D.D. ; Hon. George C.
Perkins; Professor Martin Kellogg,' LL.D.,
Berkeley; Colonel A. S. Hubbard; H. O.
Collins, Los Angeles; Hon. Daniel Cleve
land, San Diego; Colonel J. C. Currier
and David Howes.
The object of the new society is the i
acquisition of knowledge of American
history, to understand and love the
country better, and then any patriotic
work that will lieip to that end", keeping a
constant endeavor to influence all other
.children and youth to the same purpose;
to help to save the places made sacred by
the American men and women who for
warded American Independence; to find
out and to honor the lives of children and
youth of the colonies and of the American
Revolution; to promote the celebration of
all patriotic anniversaries; to place a copy
of the Declaration of Independence and
other patriotic documents in every place
appropriate for them ; to hold the Ameri
can flag sacred above every other flag on
earth. In short, to follow the injunctions
of Washington, who in his youth served
his country, till all can peform'tbe duties
of good citizens, and to love, uphold and
extend the institutions of American liberty
and patriotism, and the principles that
made and saved this country.
All children and youth of America of
both sexes, from birth to the age of eigh
teen years for the girls and twenty-one
years for the boys, may join this society,
provided they descend "in direct line from
patriotic ancestors who helped to plant or
to perpetuate this country in the colonies
or in the Revolutionary War, or in any
other way.
The society will not discriminate against
any young people who want to be patri
otic, even if they cannot claim ancestry.
It will urge and invito to all public meet
ings all those children who want to go.
The promoters of this society will name
it Valentine Hook, for the soldier of that
name who enlisted in the Continental
army at the age of thirteen. The youngest
member of the society, and probably the
youngest enrolled in any patriotic organi
zation, will be Gertrude Holt Lofthouse,
the two-and-a-half-year-old daughter of
Charles P. and Fannie Gertrude Lofthouse
of Los Angeles. She is the great-great
great-granddaughter of the patriotic sol
dier, for whom the chapter will be named.
The following is the programme of exer
cises that will be carried out at the meeting
on Saturday:
Prayer..... Right Rev. William Ford Nichols, D.D.
Solo, "I Am King O'er Land and Sea"
_. ; „•••. • D. A. Darseu
History of the formation of the Rational So
„ ciety...... - w; Mrs. A. S. Hubbard
2? 10 --". ••• ....Miss Alice Partridge
Recitation, 'The Revolutionary Ri5ing"... .....
,„.•••• .....Miss Mabel Sweetland
Why the name "Valentine Holt" was selected
for our society..... Helen A. Haliowell
Song, "Legend of the Chimes" .....De Koven
R. P. Evans, Mrs. George L. Darling, Miss
Alice Partridge, L. A. Darsen.
Recitation, "Horseman in the 5ky"...*..........
„ ........ — Miss Daisy Kimbal
Presentation of Flag on behalf of Mrs. Deland
Stanford..... Colonel J. C. Currier
Acceptance of f1ag. .............................. .
„ •• - Herbert Ross Baker, color-bearer
"Star-spangled Banner". ...Mrs. George D. Darling
Recitation. "The Fight of the Armstrong
Privateer"... y .......... Miss Hatt ie V. Martin
"American 5hrine5". ........;. Rev. Dr. E. R. Dille
(Illustrated with stereopticon views).
Closing hymn, "My Country, 'Pis of Thee". ...
....v. ....... (Tune, "America")
Performances to Be" Given at
the Grove-street The
A Realistic and ; Beautiful Tableau
"In Camp at Night" Presented
by the Veterans.
The Veteran Guard, G. A. R., is an or
ganization that has performed escort duty
on many occasions in San Francisco, and
rendered like service in Eastern cities.
The guard always makes a creditable dis
play. It is armed and equipped as a mili
tary organization and stands ready at all
times to assist the State authorities in pre
serving order, yet it derives no assistance
whatever from the State treasury.
The Veteran Guard has always been sus
tained by the voluntary contributions of its
members and admirers in the Grand
Army. This week at the Grove-street
Theater the guard is listed for a benefit,
and to attract spectators special features
and unique displays have been provided.
The first performance was given last
evening to a fairly good audience, yet not
so large as the guard deserves, but when
th" object of , the performances and their
character become known and there is a
realization that it is for the old soldiers
who fought to save the country the attend
ance will increase.
It was a patriotic audience that occupied
seats in the theater, and when the orches
tra rendered "Marching Through Georeia"
as an overture the old soldiers and the
youngsters, too, marked time with their
As a curtain-raiser, thirty-five members
of the Veteran Guard, under command of
Captain Lauck, presented' a tableau that
awakened war-time recollections in the
breasts of those who faced the enemy more
than thirty years ago.
As the curtain rose there was heard the
familiar song, "We Are Tenting on the
Old Campground," and there was discov
ered a forest stage-setting with a realistic
camp night scene with tents, camprires
and black pots suggestive of getting a late
supper. Resting on the ground were
members of the guard. Some were
grouped around the cheerful fires, others
were reading letters from home, while
front and rear were sentries pacing back
ward and forward. 'y
Then there was the sentinel's call, "Post
No. 1; 8 o'clock; all's well," and this was
repeated from post No. 1 to No. 4, when
suddenly, a shot was heard, and George
H. Robinson, the front sentry, fell. The
long roll sounded, the men sprang to their
arms, and at the word of command from
Captain Lauck stood ready • to advance.
While they were in this position the cur
tain fell.
This beautiful tableau was loudly ap
plauded, and when, in response to an en
core, the curtain rose again, the company
stood at present arms. The camp scene
will be presented every night this week
with some slight variation.
When the long roll sounded many of the
gray-haired veterans, whose military ardor
seems never to lag, involuntarily rose in
the auditorium, but recollecting that they
were not on the battle-field resumed their
The play of the evening was the musical
comedy, "IT and I," given by James F.
Post, the celebrated Irish comedian, and a
company of players. It was presented in
good style and the players won much
applause. The same piece will be played
to-night and to-morrow night." On Thurs
day and Friday "Two of a Kind" will be
presented, and . Saturday matinee and
evening and Sunday night the play will be
"Fun on the Bristol."
The guard will attend the department
encampment at Santa Cruz.
James Ryan, a Young Gambler,
Fined $50 by Judge
John Rice, Clerk for Charles Kingsley,
Arrested for Violating the
Pool Ordinance.
James Ryan, a tall, slim youth 22 years
of age, appeared in Judge Joachimsen's
court yesterday morning to answer to a
charge of violating the pool ordinance.
Ryan was arrested on Friday while doing
a land office business outside the race
track with messenger-boys and newßboys.
He took up a position outside the fence
and close to a tall tree. A crowd of boys
gathered around nim and invested in 5
and 10 cent pools on the races.
As soon as the race was started Ryan,
who had a card in his hand giving the
colors of the jockeys and other informa
tion, climbed the tree and viewed the event
from his lofty perch. He kept his eager
patrons informed of the progress of the
race and at the finish was able to tell them
the names of the winners. Then he
climbed down, paid over the money to the
lucky ones and immediately sold pools on
the next race.
Policemen Cal nan, Thomas and Stand
ley pounced upon him in the midst of his
operations and sent him in. the patrol
wagon to the City Prison.
The Judge, after hearing the evidence,
found Ryan guilty and sentenced him to
pay a'; fine of $50 with an alternative -'of
fifty days in the County Jail. The Judge
severely lectured Ryan upon his conduct
in instilling into the minds of the boys the
desire to gamble on horseracing. He had
been arrested before, and was warned not
to repeat the offense, but the warning had
been unheeded, and he must suffer the
consequences. . JSKkSSH
A warrant was sworn : out in Judge
Joachirasen's court yesterday <by Police
man Peter A. Gillen for the arrest of John
Rice for violating the pool ordinance. On
Saturday Gillen went to Charles Kings
ley's poolrooms on California street, near
Sansome, and bought a pool-ticket from
Rice on a race at the Ingleside track. He
paid no commission and the money was
not sent; to the racetrack to be invested.
Rice was arrested and was released on
$500 bonds.::;;:/"
Boston has thirty-seven square miles of
area and 500,000 population.
The Junta Has a White Elephant
and a Battle in the
* Forty-fourth.
Chris Buckley Has a Month's Sickness
and His Followers Want New
The open split in the Junta between the
leaders in control (Messrs. Sullivan, Pop
per, Braunhart and McNab) and Sara
Rainey is now the chief topic of interest
in Democratic circles where practical cur
rent politics is kept track of.
The question is. Can Sam Rainey be kept
in the obscurity to which he belongs? It
is an important question to the Junta.
When the anti-Buckley revolutionary
movement started the influence and the
votes in the general committee possessed
by Sam Rainey and John Daggett were of
vital necessity. These partners were able
to control about 125 votes in the old gen
eral committee out of 450, and without
them A. A. Watkins could not have been
elected chairman in October and the rev
olutionists given a chance to claim a ma
Rainey was then used for a purpose,
McXab and others said, but now, on the
eve of a primary election for the choosing
of a new general committee the leaders at
the helm are fearful that Rainey may se
cure a power in the organization too dan
gerously near a controlling one, and they
are engaged in the interesting and im
portant operation of suppressing Rainey.
Rainey wants to elect as many delegates
to the new general committee as possible
and Messrs. Sullivan Popper et al. want
to keep his strength down. It is not
alone Rainey's direct power in the anti-
Buckley organization that is feuied.
Rainey is a sort of white elephant to the
organization whiie it is crying political
purity because the presence of Rainey
among them looks bad while Buckley is
being cried down and anti-bossism is be
ing cried up.'^BteßffiWß^SSffrtpp^Ujg
A clean-cut issue is being fought on these
lines in the Forty-fourth District, and the
fight there is taken to be typical of tlie
general fight in the organization between
the Rainey and the anti-Rainev elements.
The result of the fight there will have its
effect on the whole machine. That dis
trict is one of Rainey's strongholds. His
forces there are led, as they have been for
many years, by George Maxwell, secretary
of the Fire Commission. Maxwell controls
tbe district, but opposed to him in the
anti-Buckley organization are Otto Kee
per, Senator Fay and L. V. Merle and
their • followers in that district. The
factional fight has been on since the
start of the Junta organization. From the
beginning to the present time the Koeper
faction has protested against any recogni
tion whatever of the Maxwell faction, as
serting that they would eventually run
things in the interest of Buckley. During
the time for registration the Koeper people
refused to register, declaring bitterly that
it was useless, because the Maxwell crowd
would win anyhow by the time-honored
methods of ''Buckley primaries." The
Maxwell people registered all right, and
now, according to the bonks, they are
about the only people entitled to vote at the
primary on the 24th inst.
If ths regular Democratic principle of
the majority ruling were allowed to work
at the coming primary, Rainey would elect
the whole twenty-rive delegates to the gen
eral committee, run the district and in
crease his strength in the general commit
tee. Chairman Sullivan has stepped in,
however, and ruled that the Maxwell fac
tion may name but twelve of the twenty
five delegates, and that ruling is an ulti
matum. It is a sort of military necessity
if Rainey is to be kept down where he be
longs. .
So there is fierce war in the Forty-fourth
and the battle extends to the whole field
to a certain extent. Maxwell has declared
; that if the majority is not given at least a
fair show, according to Democratic prin
ciples, he will jump the traces and that
will mean that Sam Rainey has declared
Chairman Sullivan, Max Popper, Samuel
Braunhart and their supporters say, "Well,
let them get out if they want to. We will
really be better off without anybody who
knows Sam Rainey."
But Rainey and the Fire Department
people and John Daggett are not likely to
get huffy and get out on short notice, be
cause there is no other good place for
them to go at the present moment.
There will be a conference to-night at
Junta headquarters in the Flood building,
at which efforts to arrive at a settlement
will be made. The result of that confer
ence and the result of the primary will
clearly indicate Sam Rainey's degree of
influence in the anti-Buckley organiza
tion. This is the widest of the schisms in
the Junta organization just now.
The Buckley organization is not kicking
up much political excitement at present
Chris Buckley has not been in town for a
month. He has' been severely sick at
Raven B wood a good deal of the time, as
the result of an ' internal swelling in his
ear. He is out of bed now, and drove to
Livermore yesterday. He will be in town
before things warm up again and need his
sage political "advice." '
The Buckley organization, which claims
to be the "regular" local Democratic ma
chine, is going to have a new feature in an
executive committee of either seventy-two
or ninety members, chosen from the rep
resentatives of the various districts in the
general committee. This executive com
mittee will be, in fact, the County Com
mittee, and will run things to suit itself,
with meetings of the general committee
few and far between. This is following
the Tammany Hall plan of organization,
which Buckley greatly admires.
This will be the most important mea
sure which will be recommended to the
general committee by the committee on
revision of the constitution which Chair
man Rothschild has just appointed. The
committee is as follows: A. T. Spotts,
chairman; M. J. Donovan, Richard Barry,
Frank J. Fallon, J. C. ■Kealon, William
The presidents of the district clubs of
the Buckley faction meet frequently at
the Occidental Club to keep track of the
good of the party. At the last meeting it
was decided to open attractive and ade
quate headquarters on Market street for
the campaign and a committee is now
searching for satisfactory downtown head
quarters. .
Dinner Given by General For
syth in the Bohemian
Red Room. . *
The Host Recalled a Famous Ban
quet Tendered by Victor
Last evening General James W. Forsyth,
U. S. A., Department of California, gave a
dinner in compliment to Prince Lonis of
Savoy, Duke of Abruzzi, and other officers
of the , ship Cristoforo Colombo of the royal
Italian navy.
The round table of the Bohemian Club
i was arranged ' for nineteen guests. The
restful music or solace of falling water was
given by a fountain banked by ferns and
illumined by electric lights. Lanterns and
candelabra gave soft radiance to the scene.
The guests of General Forsyth were:
Prince Louis of Savoy; Chevalier Aies
sandro Bertolini, captain Royal Italian
navy; Chevalier Umber to Cagni, First A.
D. C. ; Chevalier P. 13. Grimaldo, Italian
Consul-General; Horace >>. Piatt, Jame3
D. Phelan. Charles X. Felton, Louis B.
Parrott, Major N. E. Bates, Lieutenant J.
F. R. Landis, E. A. Bruguiere, Frank Mc-
Coppin, Colonel S. B. M. Young. Horace
L. Hill, Major J. L. Rathbone. Chauncey
R. Winslow, Thomas C. Van Ness and E.
W. Hopkins.
General Forsyth, in proposing a toast in
honor of the chief guest of the evening,
mentioned that he dined with Victor
Emmanuel, the grandfather of the Prince,
at Florence, Italy, in 1871. In 1370 Gen
eral Sheridan and General Forsyth trav
eled 10,000 miles to witness the scenes of
the Franco-Prussian war. They were in
the field with the Emperor of Germany,
and after the siege ol Paris went to Italy.
There they met Victor Emmanuel, and
the King advanced the annual dinner to
officers five weeks in order to allow the
American representatives to attend.
Central Forsyth referred to that notable
banquet in 1871, when eighty officers dined
with the Prince of Savoy's illustrious
The Prince acknowledged the compli
ment in a graceful but brief speech.
The dinner was a highly successful
function. The American and Italian flags
were intertwined, but American simplicity
prevailed at the banquet.
"Ivanhoe" has been given over twelve
times in Berlin, on each occasion with in
creasing success.
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