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■USDAY MAY 10, 1890
Baldwin- Thkatkr.— "The Strange Adventures
: Miss Brown."
California Thkatkb— Primrose and West's
Columbia Thkatkr— "Faust."
Monosco's Opkra-House— "Virginias.'
1 ivoli Ofkra-Houbk "Th» Chimes of Nor-
mandy.' '
Orphkum— High-Class Vaudeville.
The auditorium— Corner of Jones and Eddy
ttrms— Prof. D. M. Bristoll'B Eqnes-Curriculum.
Mechanics' Pavilion— Bench Show.
MAc»o>oooFTHr.AT>R kl< Ni>'-The Great
tansies. Richard Mansfleld to-morrow night.
Mark Hopkins' Institutk ok art.— Spring
exhibition of Paintings.
Exhibition or Skktchbs— At 219 Sutter St.,
on Monday, May 11.
Native Soj«b' Halt.— Wagner night, Monday,
May 11.
Central Park.— Bicycle Races, Tuesday,
Sutbo Coney Island— Bathing and Perform-
Shoot the Chutes- Dally at Halght street, one
block east of the Park.
Gclden Gate Park— Gate Park Band.
•>aciucCoast Jockey Club.— Races to morrow
Ho! For thk Santa Cruz Mountains.— The
First Anniversary i i ursion and Family Picnic
" Of the Union Printers' Mutual Aid Society will be
held on Thursday, May 21, at Glenwood Pant.
El Cam po— Music, Dancing, Boating, Fishing,
ivery Sunday.
Haywards Park— Haywards— Musical
Programme every Sunday.
Excursion to Russian River— May
By F. T. Kirieb- May 11, Rare
Oriental Curios at 419 Kearny street, at 2 p. M.
By S. Basch— Monday. May 11, Furniture,
etc., at 319-321 Sutler street, a*. 10:30 o'clock.
By I.aston & Kldrukje— Tuesday,- May 12.
Heal Estate, at 638 Market st., at 12 o'clock noon.
By Easton & i.dripok.— May 19,
Beal Estate, at 638 Market street, at 12 o'clock.
BY Kiiiip * Co.— Tuesday, May 12, Horses,
Harness, etc., at salesyard, corner Van Ness aye.
and Market, st., at 11 o'clock.
By O'Farrkt.l£ Thursday, May 14. Real
Estate, at 11 Montgomery street, at 12 o'clock.
By William J. Dinoek— Saturday, .May 16.
. Real Estate, near Dwlzht Way anil Telegraph
avenue, Berkeley, at 2 o'clock.
By Shainwalt>. BrcKBKK & Wednesday,
May 37, Real Estate, at salesroom, 218 Mont-
gomery street, at IS o'clock.
The Woman's Congress adjourned lost night.
The prices of wine and grapes are climbing
The State Board of Prison Directors met at
San Quentin yesterday.
The Arts and Crafts Gnild opened its sketch
exhibit last night at '219 Sutter street.
•'Ftiir Sunday; warm Sunday night" was pre
dicted last night by Forecast Official Hammon.
Mrs. Sarah Pratt Carr, a prominent suffrag
ist, has been ordained to the Unitarian min
The will of Roger O'Donneil, leaving $ 12.000
to his immediate relatives, has been filed for
There are nine men in the San Quentin
prison upon whom sentences ot death have
been imposed.
The first report of John M. A«ar on the es
tate of Joseph Macdonough shows the value of
the estate to be $1,436,842 85.
Trustee* and managers of the Crocker Old
People's Home were elected yesterday, and the
borne is in a thriving condition.
There was an explosion of gat at 409 Pos
street, which did some da mare to the housi
and more or less injured four men.
C. H. Billing?, a restaurant man from Stock
ton, who imagines he is worth millions, is in a
padded cell in the Receiving Hospital.
On motion, the appeal of George E. Whit
from an order compelling him t" ; .ay ffIOO.OOe
alimony to his wife, Frankie A. White, hasbeeO
Mrs. Teresa Parry, Mason utreet, fell down
the rear steps at 104 Powell street yesterday
rooming and sustained a possible fracture of
the skull.
If th>> programme as arranged last night is ,
carrh d out Dr. Brown will preach at the Cali
fornia-street Methodist Church, this morning
at 11 o'clock.
Dr. L. F. Garrigues, charged by the Health
Department with neglecting to register births,
pleaded guilty in Judge Low's court yesterday
and was fined $5.
Imp. Candid won the great four-mile race at
Ingieside yesterday. The other winners were:
Jiohenzollern, Cabrillo, Montalvo, Olive,
Mosier and Candor.
Edward Collins, convicted ol burglary and
with four prior convictions against him, was
sentenced to seven years' imprisonment by
Judge Bahrs yesterday.
The application of Frank Schilling to have
Francis Pope removed as joint guardian over
the estate of Peter Alvin Matthews, an incom
petent, has been denied.
Liberty Branch of the Socialist Labor party
has invited Rev. K. R. Dille to deliver a lecture
on economic and social problems before the
branch upon his return from Honolulu.
G. B. Larkin, an old man, living at 1124
Howard street, swallowed a dose of laudanum
in mistake for cough, medicine yesterday
morning and died a few hours later.
Abe Marks, 3 weeks old, living with his
mother at 364 Minna street, was born with
two thumbs on his right hand, and one of them
was amputated at the Receiving Hospital yes
terday. .
Jennie Morgan, alias Mrs. C. A. Douglas, was
booked at the City Prison yesterday on the
charge of felony embezzlement, the complain
ing witness being J. H. Scott, a dealer in
It is reported that the Southern Pacific Com
pany is making three-year contracts at low
rctes with San Joaquin shippers in order to
liamj'er the San Francisco and San Joaquin
Valley Railway.
There was a polo match at Burlingame yes
t.Tiiy between the club team and Riverside.
Crowds of society people attended and enjoyed
the splendid sport. The score was 12 for
Burlingame to 2 for Riverside.
Both William F. Herrin and General Barnes
deny that there Is any unpleasant feeling be
tween them or that any change in the terms of
General Barnes' employment by the Southern
Pacific Company has taken place since Mr.
Herrin became chief counsel for that corpora-
Mayor Davie Removes the Bar
riers to the Eighth-Street
Oakland Office Sax Francisco Call,?
908 Broadway, May 9. J .
Mayor Davie pulled ' down the fence
across the Eighth-street bridge to-night
and Superintendent of Streets Miller at
once rebuilt it. The Street Superintendent
has been advised by the City Attorney
that he did only his duty when he closed
the bridge and he advises him to keep it
closed. ■ T 'lev
City Attorney Piersol said to Mr. Miller
to-day: "In answer to your question as to
whether or not the Mayor has any power
as such to direct the removal of said
barriers, I would advise that the Mayor
as such has no right or power to interfere
with you in your performance of this duty.
The City Council is the governing body of
the city, and the Mayor, as such, has no
powers except those specifically con
ferred upon him by the charter and ordi
nances tnereunder.
While engaged in causing tl c removal
of said barriers his caDacity could be no
higher than that of a private citizen, and
you can, if necessary, invoke the protec
tion of the conrts in the performance of
your official duty. But with a view to up
holding the good namo of the city, and
considering the frailties of human nature,
any procedure of that nature should only
be adopted as a last resort, and after all
reasonable efforts have failed in carrying
out the orders of the Council."
If the Mayor should again pull down
the fence the Street Superintendent will
probably arrest him.
The Mayor says his power in the prem
ises is absolute, and declares that he will
keep the bridge open now that it is safe.
The Prospects of Their
State Convention on
There Will Be Women Delegates,
but No Proxies and No
The Local Delegation Decides to Go to
Sacramento Early and to Stick
The Populist State Convention wiil
come to order in the Assembly ichamber of
the Capitol in the forenoon of day after
to-morrow, the 12th inst., and ruiffor
about two days.
The active preparations for the conven
tion which are going on are quiet and
businesslike. There is no hurrah in the
air, the party feels the strains of no strug
gles about delegations, honors or policies,
no sensational combinations are talked
aboxit and there is nothing for anybody to
get excited over unless it be the alleged
sweeping victory for the party in Califor
nia, concerning which the leaders talk
calmly with confidence and self-possession.
E. M. Wardell, the veteran chairman of
the State Central Committee, went to Sac
ramento from this City yesterday after
noon to look after convention arrange
ments. Carleton H. Johnson, chairman
of the local executive committee, and some
others, probably including T. V. Cator and
State Secretary R. E. Bush, will be on the
ground to-day. To-ni^ht there will be
quite a gathering of Populist delegates up
there, and by to-morrow night a majority
of the delegates will arrive. Of course
quite a number of Populists will attend as
The roll will contain the names of 300
delegates. At the convention of I SU4, the
number was 310. There were fewer dele
gates elected this year by about seventy
fire, but this year the members of the new
State Central Committee will sit as mem
bers of the convention.
The State Central Committee of sixty-six
members was selected by popular choice
along with the convention delegates. The
committee wiil elect a chairman and it
will unquestionably be E. M. Wardell of
Los Angeles, who has so fully the respect
and confidence of the party. The State
Central Committee will elect an executive
committee of seven members.
The convention will adopt a platform,
elect thirty-nine delegates to the St. Louis
convention, nominate Presidential elec
tors, nominate a United States Senator,
and do any other business which it doesn't
want to leave to the State Central Com
mittee, for there will be no second conven
If the rasping sound of great ideas grind
ing against each other is heard at all it
will be while the platform is around, Dut
it is not likely tnat there will be much
struggling to get things in or keep them
out. The People's party is largely
made up of what are, with increasing fre
quency, called "reform" elements, and at
tue convention of 1892 fhere was a torrent
of principles and things in the platform
that the country and society needed, but
the party has become more "homogeneous
and its principles well settled. The Omaha
platform is yet its creed.
But then there is in the party this year a
general plan to shorten platforms." The
party proposes to take up a few great ideas
and get the Silverites and Prohibitionists
and other elements to stand in with them.
So the State Convention platform will
likely be short.
The free coinage of silver plank will be
given the place of honor. The Populiit
campaign will be mainly on finance. The
abolition of National banks will be
tacked in.
Direct legislation through the initia
tive and referendum will be the next im
portant plank.
The Populists are everywhere for equal
suffrage and always have been, and tlie
convention is so sure to indorse the suf
frage amendment that Miss Anthony and
other campaign leaders are not likely to
waste time and money opening headquar
ters at Sacramento this week.
And the convention is so sure to declare
for the Government ownership of railroads
and agiinst the funding bill that Steve
Gage will not give his whisker- an extra
stroke on account of the convention.
Where the list of other things in the
Omaha platform and the minds of dele
gates will be chopped off is hard to tell.
This is what T. V. Cator said yesterday
about the probable platform:
In my opinion the principles of the Omaha
platform will be reaffirmed. The platform
will declare for free silver/direct legislation,
tfle restriction of immigration, woman suffrage
and the Government ownership of railroads,
all of which are in the Omaha platform.
There will be Borne things pertaining to State
issues. The convention will probably declare
for economy in the State government and a
fifty-cent limit on State taxation. It may
seem wise to deal with other State issues, such
as the reduction of certain State salaries,
which are now as high as ever, while the prices
of products have fallen.
The People's Darty favors public improve
ments on a sufficient scale, and will doubtless
declare for a system of good roads to be paid
for in part out of money that ought to be saved
in other directions.
There will probably be a strong plank on the
readjustment of our system ol State taxation.
Personally I favor making homesteads up to a
reasonable amount exempt fro in taxation and
incapable of being mortgaged, that the home,
the foundation of a free people, may be safe
from debt. Then I favor a graduated tax on
land and land vtUues, the ratio Increasing with
the proportion held by a single individual.
1 expect the Populist ticket lo carry the
State. It will no doubt poll 120,000 votes,
though last time it reached i.ut 63,000. Our
vote has doubled every time, and we can
double it this year ea.-u-r than before.
A lot of Populists from the southern part
of the State will want to insert a temper
ance plank, and this will be opposed on
the ground of expediency among others.
Preferential voting will be among the
things which will be pressed in the con
vention and probably left out of the plat
It is not hkely that more than two Con
gressional Dibtrict conventions will be
held. The First and Seventh may nomi
nate Congressmen, but the others will
wait. In the First District George W.
Monteith will likely receive the nomina
tion. His championship of the railroad
strikers has won for him the hearty sup
port of the labor element.
One novel feature of the convention will
be the absence of proxies. Proxies won't
go. This is the first time this rule has
been adopted in this State. Its purpose is
to head off anything like boss manipula
tions. There will be just as many votes
as there are delegates present. County
committees have, in view of this, provided
for appointments in place of delegates who
cannot attend, just before the convention.
There will be women delegates in that
convention, too. San Francisco will send
but one— Mrs. T. V. Cator.
T. V. Cator will unquestionably get the
nomination for United States Senate::
again. He has been indorsed in San
Francisco aud in several counties of th»
State. By the political theory of the
People's party a convention nomination for
Senator is taken to morally bind all mem
bers of the Legislature elected by the
party in exactly the way and sense that
Presidential Electors are bound by the
party nomination for President,
The San Francisco delegation, number
ing twenty-seven, held a lengthy meeting
with the" County Executive Committee
last evening at Mozart Hall.
Chairman C. H. Johnson presided while
the executive committee was in session. It
was found that four delega f es wouid not
be able to go to Sacramento, and their
places were tilled with W. W. Sanderson,
H. J. Tobias, Hugo Hornlein and Mrs. T.
V. Cator.
The delegation then met, emetine E. S.
Barney chairman and W. B> Walker sec
retary. T. V. Cator said that the conven
tion would come to order promptly at 10
a. m. next Tuesday and that it was urgent
that the delegates* go up Monday evening.
After a while twenty-one agreed to go
How to travel there and back by the
complicated scheme by which the South
ern Pacific works its concession
of one fare to convention dele
gates took loner discussion as did
the Sacramento hotel to which the dele
gation ought to go. They won't go to the
Golden Eagle. That was mentioned once
in a joke. Lovers of the State House and
the Western were there, but it was agreed
that the delegation ought to stay together
and that it should camp at "the State !
House. A collection was taken up to send
a leleeram engaging quarters and head
Burnett G. Haskell urged the impor
tance of a delegation caucus to see how it
should stand together, name its repre
sentatives on committees and so on, and it
was resolved to caucus at 9 a. m. Tuesday
at the i^tate House.
The following comprise the San Fran
cisco delegation :
State Central Committee— John C. Gore, T. H.
Porter, J. 1). Thompson, George D. Gillespie, C.
11. Johnson.
Delegates— E. S. Barney, W. J. Gret;r, C. M.
Harris, ¥. M. Tuley, W. A. Lewis, K. H. Hol
cher, Thomas Howard, G. W. Daywalt, F. \V.
Bchell, P. L. Brown, Theodore I'fund, J. A.
Johnson, Joseph Fussier, W. N. Griswold, H.
Huppcrt, \V. K. Walker. A. W. Thompson, T. V.
Cator, B. G. Haskell, D. G. Bair, H.J.Tobias,
Hugo Hornlein, \V. \V. Sanderson, Mrs. T. V.
At T. V. Cator's request the executive
committee came together again to consider
the important proposition of engaging for
the campaign the vacant lot on Market
street, opposite the City Hall, where the
toboggan slide once made its noise. The
idea was to rent this space at $25 or $;50 a
month, make a canvas pavilion of it to
accommodate 5000 people and whoop
things up in it. A committee was ap
pointed to go and see it and report next
Saturday night.
Festivities Opened the Season for
the Pacific Yacht
The Tugs Fearless and Vigilant and
Five Launches Carry Guests
to Sausalito.
"There was a sound of revelry by night"
at Sausalito when the tug Fearless, bear
ing a host of invited guests to the ball
which opens the season for the I'acilic
Yacht Club, arrived at the little wharf in
The whole scene, from the cottages
perched picturesquely upon the hillside to
the pleasure vessel anchored in the har
bor, was one red glare. Skyrockets added
to the brilliancy of the scene, and the
booming of cannon gave the element of
About half-past B o'clock five launches —
Charles H. Crocker's Wanderer, Hugo
Kiel's Cynthia, "Will Powning's Wailele
and the Wand and the Norwood came
over from Bel vedere with full crews.
Each one bore a roclcet in his hanjl, and
as they neared the wharf these were set in
Among; those present was Captain James
Bruce, who seemed to be the hero of the
The names of the guests present from
Belvedere are as follows:
Mr. nnd Mrs. J. \V. Dorsey, Mr. and Mrs. E. J.
Renjamin, Mr. and Mrs. George Frink. Mr. and
Mrs. C. O. Perry, accompanied by Miss Olga
ZahD and Miss Mamie Flood; Mr. and
Mrs. V. J. A. Key, Miss Mamie Welgel,
Miss Jerome, Mrs. L. It. Baker and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Stone, Miss Florence Stone,
Mr. and Mrs. George T. Baßgett, Mr. aud tin.
T. EC Havens, Mr. and Mrs. Fuscnot, Mr. and
Mr-. Hornet: W. Hall, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Mat
toon, Dr. and Mrs. Westphal. Mr. and Mrs.
A. C Honnell, Miss Marguerite Brien,
Mr. and Mrs. F.upene Pavis, Mr. and Mrs.
J. R Maxwell, Mis- Bide Maxwell, Miss Chris
tine Rix. Mr. and Mrs. Byron Haines, Mr. and
Mrs. Krnnk Miner, James Bonnell, Mr. and
Mrs. T. K. Jan<-, Mrs. Grace E. Janes. Mr>-. M.
L. Harrison, Edgar D. Peixotto, James Cun
ningham, Mr. and Mrs. Fred \V. Boole, Noble
Eaton, C. B. Sloan, Mrs. \V. B. Hunt.
Among thope that came over in the tug
Fearless and other craft were:
Mr. and Mr.-. Jacob Goldberp, Messrs. Sol
Qoldoerg. Tom Irvine. Joseph Kmanuel <. E
Hunt, Go* Barling, Fred Teller, Frank Ham
mer, Will Hammer, Gus Newman, Thomns
McCallaghan. Ueorge Bromley, J. p. Jaclcsou
Paul Dnnplry, Kobert Mitchell, Frederick'
K::<rr Noble Eaton, George Cameron
K. Williams, Arthur Piper, Arthur Ebbets Jr
S. E. Kelly, John Blanchard, J. H. O'Brien
Sanford G. Lewald, Sanford Plummer Dave
Wise, Judge Kerrigan, Dr. R. W. Payne Dr
Otto Westphal, Robert F. Haight, Wallace
Alexander, Harry Dott, Frank H. Powers
John Rhodes, Charles Harmon, J. G. Cox, E L
Head, N. H. Hickman, Paul Jones ban
O'Connell, Will Flnney, Will O'Brien, Charles
Drury, George Devine, F. Surrhyne, L. H
Heynemann, R. G. Nunan, Frank Eckenroth
A. Kaisch, Harry Flood, A. Wallace, Theodore
K. Romaine, E. O. Tuttle, William Cunninj*
hnm, Captain Alexander Svenson, Captain
John Bruce, Mrs. H. G. Corivin, Miss Nellie
Dare, Miss Mabel Smith, Mr. and Mrs
E. A. Leigh, Mrs. Frank Eekenroth'
Mrs. E. L. Head, Mrs. A. J. Rnisch
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Raisch, Miss Nellie
Healey, Miss Mamie Trolan, Miss Kittie Welch
Messrs. Robert Bridgeman and Thomas and
W. Healey, Mr. mid Mrs. Haub Mr
Ross, Mr. A. H. R. Sclimitt, Mr. and
Mrs. T. K. Janes, Mrs. Grace Janes, Miss I izzic
Walnright, R. B. Ellis, J. B. Thorn, Mr. Voor
man, Dr. Boise, (Jeneral and Mrs. Dickinson
Putnam Jackson, Louis Woe-s, Thomas Walsh'
Robert Martin. Captain Randall, Captaiu
Hawley, Judge Joachimsen.
The Crawford Bicycle a Popular Favor
ite in San Francisco.
The Crawford bicycle is fast becoming
popular with the riders of this City. This
wheel was first introduced into California
during the season of 1895 and has given
the best of satisfaction.
The lines of the Crawford are mechani
cally correct and symmetrical, the mate
rial used is of the best and the workman
ship unexcelled.
The company manufacturing the Craw
ford has one of the most extensive
and complete plants in this country,
and their guarantee is as broad as that
given by any reliaulc manufacturer. The
I'acitic Coast agent is Edwin Mohrig, 1510
•Market street, from whom catalogues can
be obtained on application.
Organ Kecltal.
The following programme will be performed
at the organ recital at the Art Institute this
afu-rnoon: March, "Athalia," Mendelssohn;
Concert Fantasie, Petri; '"Pilgrim's Chorus,"
Wagner; Offertory, in A flat, Batiste; over
ture, "Tailored," Rossini; Intermezzo, Miis
cagni; Christmas offertory, Lemmens;
"Traumerci," Schumann; Grand Postlude
A Nice present for Eastern friends— Town;
send's Cal. glace fruits, 50c lb. 637 Market st *
There in a good deal of originality about
the Guild of Arts and Crafts exhibition, I
which opened yesterday evening at 21 ( J j
Sutter street.
In the first place the walls are divided
into sections, and each member who is an
artist has been given his cvn bit of wall
to fill, in the manner which pleased him I
best. The result is a series of private ex
hibitions, so to speak, each of which is i
stamped with tfle originality of its owner, j
Peixotto has given vein to his decided
talent a3 a draughtsman, and has shown
principally pen and ink sketches. Lati- I
mer, Judson and some of the other busy ]
bees of the fraternity have filled every
inch of their sections with paintings, while
other painters have mad- a very few pic
tures do duty for adorning a large amount
ol wall. The result is interesting and i
characteristic, even if it is a bit hetero- j
There were a number of people promi
nent in local art and musical circles at the i
Some of the Artists Comment on the Arts and Crafts Exhibit.
opening of the sketch exhibit last even
ing. An orchestra, under the direction of
J. Josephs, played j n an arbor improvised
of live bamboo and acacia, and the rest
of the decorations were quite in keeping
with the artistic character of the Arts and
Crafts' Guild. The platform of the hall
was quite the most admired spot in the
It represented a studio, evidently of
some opulent and prosperous artist for its
walls were hnng with costly prayer rues
and tap strie*. its chairs were antique
and magnificent, and even the lay figure
was clad in siiK attire.
As for the pictures the spectators took
them in sections and found enough variety
and good work to carry them all round the
hall without wanting to pause to read. If
any one wanted information the committee
who had arranged the exhibit were there
ready to explain.
They were John Stanton, the president;
W. t>. Armes, secretary; Arthur F.
Mathews. the chairman of arrangements;
L. P. Latiiner, A. Joullin. E. I'eixotto.
John A. Stanton, the president, has
filled his space almost to overflowing with
sketches of Paris and Brittany. They are
done in his usual broad yet simple style,
and, as usual, show his fondness for the
decorative side of art.
A sketch of a lion's statue on the Paris
boulevard* looms un particularly strong,
but it is a pity that Mr. Stanton does not
turn his decided talent to something Cali
fornian instead of always going so far
nfield as Brittany and Paris to seek his
Arthur Mathews has a good exhibit, in
cluding some particularly tine pastels that
are remarkable for their delicacy of color,
and there is also a particularly beautiful
little study of a child from the nude and
a couple of studies for Judith are strongly
Gamble has a number of pictures, in
cluding a girl's head, that might be a
model for a fashion-plate. He is at his
best in his marines. One in particular of a
lagoon outside of Venice is an exquisite
bit of work.
Jo Strong shows some sketches from
Samoa which are splendid bits of color,
while their technical part is excellent.
There are also ft couple of thoroughly
characteristic etchings of Joaquin Miller
and lira. Miller and a fine portrait of Reg
inald Birch, the painter's nephew.
Miss Elizabeth Strong of New York, the
animal painter, shows a painting of a pair
of dogs which is full of life and motion.
Chris Jorgensen's space is fairly well
filled. All his work snows his knowledge
of drawing, though as a rule it is rather
hard and cold in color. One or two sketches,
however, particularly the lagoon off
Venice, are good bits of color. Crane
shows two brilliant water colors.
Judson, who is a new man among the
artists here, showed a section crowded
with California sketches, which excited
most favorable comment. All his work
gives the atmosphere and color of Califor
nia, and his marines and sand dunes are
as excellent as his landscape.".
Latimer has a full exhibit, containing
principally water colors. Most of the
work is charmingly soft end artistic,
though, as a whole, it bears the impress of
the studio more than most of Latimer's
Some of the pictures, however, are evi
dently careful studies from nature.
Among ttie other artists, Robinson
shows some sketches, principally of the
Yosemite, which bear the impress of hav
ing been painted far from the stuaio. The
view of Mono Lake, with its fine grada
tions of color, is particularly weird and
striking. Joullin shows some excellent
sand dunes, and Bloomer's pictures are
also honest efforts from nature. Peters has
some clever broad work and Raschen
again shows himself to be a good draughts
A Lecture on Malaya.
Last Friday evening Rounsevellc Wildman,
editor of the Overland Monthly, delivered a
most interesting lecture before the Young
Men's Christian Association, at their building,
Masou and Ellis streets, on 'Malaya anil the
Sultan of Johore." Mr. Wildman's description
of this wonderland was extremely vivid and
Mission Property- Owners Protecting
Their Right* Against the Noe
Mission Defense Club held its usual
weekly meeting at Twentieth and Guerrero
streets last night, at which a lengthy dis
cussion took place on the 2% per cent car
fare proposition. -;\
Supervisor Hobbs made a motion, which
j was seconded by Judge Van Reynegom.
! to the effect that the delegates from that
j club in tho Federation Club discounten
ance any interference with the reduction
of carfare, unless a general system of
transfers be secured by act of the Legis
| lature. This was unanimously carried.
Secretary Van Duzer stated that a de
cision had been rendered by the Twelfth
! District Court in 1860, which virtually de
■ clared that the Noe claimants had no title
! to the lands they claimed.
It was stated the Cemeteries' Associa
: tion, having for sale the two blocks of land,
' which is desired for a public park, would
i Bell directly to the City, and not permit
any middlemen to secure a commission
for the sale of the same.
Supervisor Hobbs stated that the $35,000
appropriated by the Legislature for the
purchase of a home for the inebriates
would not be expended for that purpose,
but would be turned into the general
fund at the end of the fiscal year. This
statement brought forth the remark from
Secretary Van Duzer that during the past
year no less than 1435 persons had been
arrested in this City for drunkenness, and
that he was opposed to bu'Uing a fine
house to taKe this class of dissipated in
dividuals to.
Judjje Van Reynegom offered the fol
The Mission Defense and Improvement Union
respectfully reijuet-t and urtre upon the honor
able Board of Supervisors of San Francisco that
the action proposed by said board in bitu
mlntifag certain blocks of Dolores street be
postponed until action shall have been had
upon said petition for making Dolores street a
J. D. Daly, John Rolger, George Walcom,
C. Branigan and J. F. Dorland were ap
pointed a committee to wait on the Super
visors and advocate the above measure.
The Unfrocked Pastor Scheduled
to Appear in Dr. Good
win's Pulpit.
Many of the Members Are Not Pleased
With the Idea — Large At
tendance Anticipated.
If Brown is sufficiently well he will
oreach at the California-street Methodist
Church this morning at 11 o'clock. Such
was the programme agreed on at a late
hour last night.
Dr. Goodwin's flock is not by any means
unanimous as to the propriety of their
pastor's course. Those opposed to Brown's
appearance in the pulpit contend that
it is a slap at their common brethren
in Christ, which will be likely to injure
the cause of religion generally even if it
does not hurt the California-street Metho
dist Church. Most of those who think
this way will not attend the morning
The trustees have not as yet received
any offers for the First Church property.
The statement made in a morning paper
yesterday to the effect that the Catholics
were makingan effort to secure the church
was probably founded on an attempt made
in that direction many years ago.
The movement on the part of Brown's
friends to start an independent church or
society has made no practical progress as
yet. They are willing and anxious to
come together in support of their un
frocked friend, but that gentleman seems
to be playing for higher game just at pres
ent. Of course, if be can do nothing bet
ter he will accept their support.
There will be no services of any charac
er whatever at the First Church to-day.
The Sunday-school and Bible class have
temporarily disbanded. The few Chris
tian Endeavorers who still cling to the
parent organization will meet in a private
residence on Bush street.
Mrs. Mary A. Davidson lectured at Odd
Fellows' Hall last night on "What He
Was Afraid Of." As one of the principal
actors in the great scandal, the speaker
was enabled to throw light in places
hitherto shrouded in mystery. A medium
sized audience greeted Mrs. Davidson.
The fashion for snuff-taking became
general in France in the early part of the
reign of Louis XV, although Louis was a
bitter discourager of snuff-taking. His
valets were obliged to renounce it when
they were appointed to their office.
Nine Man-Killers Who Now
Stand in the Shadow of
the Gallows.
A Dark Chapter cf Crime and Blood
From the Condemned Cells at
San Quentin.
With death upon the gallows staring
him in the face "Kid" Thompson, the Ros
coe train-wrecker, is still the most profane
and toughest prisoner now confined in the
State prison at San Quentin. His execu
tion ia set. for the 22d inst. and he views
his fast-approaching end with the stoicism
of an American Indian.
Of the nine murderers now under the
death penalty in the prison across the bay
the "Kid" is the only one who has given
up all hope of saving his neck by process
of law or the Governor's clemency.
The Roscoe train wreck and the sacri
fice of life that followed are still fresh in
the minds of the public. Thompson's
partner, Johnson, turned State's evidence
and is now serving a life sentence.
We have moved the Agency for our Homeo-
pathic Medicines and Supplies to 119 Powell
street, and appointed Mr. Wm. A. Brooks
General Agent for the Pacific Coast.
Philadelphia, February 13, 1896.
Boericke & Tafel's medicines are the moat
reliable and give best results. They can be
had in San Francisco only at 119 Powell street.
Open Sundays nntil 9 p. m.; weekdays until 11
F. 11. Mall orders promptly filled. Correspond-
ence solicited.
Thompson's indifference to the fated
22d was explained yesterday in a conver
sation with Dan Sullivan, one of the
guards inside of the walls. To the guard
he said :
What is the use of me trying to fijfht the
case? If they don't stretch my neck here, they
will be sure to in New Mexico. The officers
huve a dead case on me there, so they say.
You see, down in Albuquerque, some fellows
made a raid on one of the banks and got away
with $1400, after killing the cashier and shoot
ing several others. The bank robbers escaped
but were pursued by a pos9e. The officers run
them down, and in the light, one officer and
one robber were killed. The robber who was
killed was my cousin. The other escaped. Now
they say J am the other fellow, and I guess
they would prove that I was, but I was not
within mile? of New Mexico at the time.
Neither was I in the Roscoe train affair, for I
was sick in bed at the time. lam convicted on
one charge and would be on the other, bo I
may as well swing here as to prolong the
agony. I have been a tough citizen aud had
niy fun. Now I will pay for having a bad name.
Sc the days and hours go by, and the
Kid counts them as they pass without hope
or any regret save one— that he cannot
live long enough to E«t even on the rail
road company, which he holds responsible
for obtaining the evidence that landed
him at tcie foot of the gallows. But he is
only one of nine men now under the
penalty of death.
The next toughest citizen there is Frank
C. Kloss, who a few months ago de
liberately cut William Deady's throat in a
saloon in Hayes Valley. Kloss has hope
that the Supreme Court will assist him in
escaping the penalty of his crime or that
the Governor will prolong his years by
commuting the sentence to imprisonment
for life.
There is one in whom the Governor is
interested. It is Dennis McCarthy, a San
Francisco boy who shot a ranch hand to
death in Sonoma County for a fancied of
fense. Medical experts say that McCarthy
is weak-minded and subject to epilepsy.
His case is now on appeal to the Supreme
Court, and if the death penalty is sus
tained it is said that Governor Wudd will
interfere with the execution.
The Cummings brothers, John and Cse
sar, from Riverside, are hoping to be
spared from paying tbe penalty for mur
der, and their execution is stayed by pro
ceedings in the Supreme Court. 'These
brothers rented a ranch from an old man,
and when he went to collect the rent one
slipped away and returned with a mask
and played robber. He hit the land
owner on the head and took the money
his brother had just paid. The blow
proved fatal, and the robbery story might
have held, but the plot was revealed by a
Mexican in the Cummings' employ.
A case almost parallel is that of Marshall
Miller, also under the sentence of death.
Miller and Stewart Green assaulted an
aged pawnbroker in Marynviile for the
purpose of robbery. The blow broke the
money-lender's skull. Green turned State's
evidence and is now under life sentence.
Miller's case is before the Supreme
Court on an appeal for a new trial. If the
prayer is not granted Miller will have to
be re-sentenced, as the original date of his
execution is passed.
Charles Marshall, who owned a fourth
interest in the famous Desert Queen gold
mine, also wants a new trial. He Killed a
man in a saloon at Riverside during a row.
There are two men whose necks may be
spared. One is William Leary, who killed
a man in a saloon row in Salinas. Leary
is now 78 years of age and the Governor
has spared his life t>y a reprieve.
The other is Bruno Morosco, who killed
an Italian near Vacavilie over two years
ago. He too has been saved by the Gover
nor. Leary is too old to work but Morosco
is employed in the jute mill.
All of the other condemned live in mur
derers' row; a row of strong cells on the
north side of the prison in sight of the of
ficers of the inside guard. Once or twice
a week these felons are taken out for an
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three hours they are permitted to walk up
and down in the fresh air below their cells.
No other prisoner is permitted to approach
or speak to the condemned. There they
walk in pairs and discuss their hopes
of the future and adventures of the past,
and in most cases the one is as dark as the
Poet Rlley Becomes a Wheelman.
A man with a smiling face, eyeglasses
on his nose, and a toothpick hanging to
his lips, stepped up to the wicket window
in the city comptroller's office yesterday
"Give me a license, a bicycle license," he
said to the clerk.
"How long have you had your wheel?"
asked the latter.
"Oh, I've had it a good while, but that
don't matter. Give me a license that will
be good all the rest of this year and I'll bo
satisfied," was the reply. The clerk
"soaked" him to the full extent of $1.
owing to the tacit admission that he had
owned the wheel prior to April 1. Tbe
latter picked un the license, looked at it
quizzically a moment, and thrusting it
into his pocket, sauntered out. The pur
chaser of the license was James Whit
comb Riley, who has fallen a victim to the
cycle fever. — Philadelphia Sentinel.
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