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Strangers Given a Welcome
in the Quaint City of
Residents Have Decorated Streets
and Dwellings for the Three
Days' Fete.
Find a Varied Entertainment Await
ing Them on the Stamping
Grounds of Sloat.
MONTEREY, Cal., July 3.— ln every
body's mouth, even in the strangers',
whose presence seems an obtrusion upon
the dreary life of Monterey, is the Spanish
word, "manana." It is a word of peculiar
significance to the Spanish people, this
"manana," and, indeed, to the Americans
who understand it, for it means "to-mor
And this is the eve of a celebration
which for absolute uniqueness stands
alone, out and above all the festivities of
the year in California; for to-morrow
marks tbe beginning of the wonderful
commemoration of California's jubilee—
her golden jubilee of that day
fifty years ago when she came under
the protection of the United States of
America, and the stars and stripes was
first her flag. The celebration is to last
for three days. Perhaps this is after
the good old Spanish custom of
making merry at fiestas for days
and nights at a time; anyhow, the
calendar itself has conspired toward this
end, for July 4 comes opportunely after
fifty years to open festivities that will run
without intermission until the night of
the 7th.
That nothing may be left undone this
evening in the way of preparation there
are on all sides evidences of activity — a
strange and disturbing bustle, be it said,
for this town of manana, and the old people
look on in something akin to astonish
ment at the hurry of decorators, painters,
carpenters, street-repairers and the ladies
themselves, who are busy over a hundred j
and one things.
The spirit of Sloat and his patriotic band
who hoisted the Stars and Stripes half a
century ago where the flag of Spain used
to float possesses the people to-day, and
the result is a remarkable change in the
appearance of Monterey.
Bunting and wreaths and flowers sprang i
up like magic. The principal streets are I
bedecked in tri-color streamers and green
garlands so profusely that they give the
idea of a riot of colors, a fluttering mass
of brilliant hues.
Among the chief features of to-day's
additional decorations were two arches
now in course of construction. One of
these will span Alvarado street at Pearl,
and another will stand at the corner of
Franklin and Scott streets.
Each consists of two stately pillars about
twenty feet high, supporting a cross-beam
that is elegantly draped and festooned.
Flags surmount each column and an
abundance of wreaths complete the effect
iveness of the whole.
Colton Hall, in which was held the first
Legislature of California, was decorated
very appropriately with the National
colors, which gave it a stately grandeur
in its old age.
Several of the historic adobe buildings
have been clad in colors that perhaps they
never saw before, and the odd stones on
Alvarado street, that had not before been
dressed in honor of the jubilee, were gayiy
It may be Baid that now, from the old
Mexican jail at the plaza to the Mexican
Castom-houae on the bay, Monterey is lit
erally red, white and blue, with a back
ground of darK adobe and gray dust.
The town began to receive visitors to
day in generous numbers. They roamed
over its streets and plazas and among the
quaint adobe buildings.
Many visited Pacific Grove during the
day. All found amusement and instruc
tion here, for to whomisthi." historic spot,
made famous by Sloat, not of interest?
Corwin C. Ingels Brings Action
for $75,000 Against the
Southern Pacific.
Sustained Injuries in the Santa Clara
Wreck Which Made Him an
Invalid for Life.
SAN JOSE, Cal., July 3.— Corwin C.
Ingels, a farmer near Gilroy, began a suit
in the Superior Court to-day against the
Southern Pacific Railroad Company for
$75,000 damages for injuries received in the
collision between the broad and narrow
gauge passenger trains at Santa Clara on
January 25 last.
Ingels was a passenger on the broad
gauge train running between San Fran
cisco and this city. He alleges that in the
collision he received such injuries to his
spinal column as to wholly incapacitate
him from attending to his business.
He alleges he will suffer great physical
and mental pain the balance of his life,
and lose ail the pleasure and enjoyment
of living.
Ingels was confined to his bed for
twenty-one weeks and incurred an indebt
edness of $280 for medical and surgical
treatment, restitution fcr which he also
asks, mating a total of $75,280. The col
lision is attributed to negligence on the
part of the management of the two roads.
J.'rmainn in thm City Council Pending the
lie mlt of an Appeal.
SAN JOSE, Cal., July 3.— Judge Lorigan
this morning retused to make an order
allowing Homer Prindle to hold his seat in
the Common Council pending an appeal
to the Supreme Court on the decision in
the election contest case giving J. P. Fay
the seat in the Council from the Second
Judge Lorinan refused to rule in the
matter, saying that the recount showed
that Prindle had never been elected and
therefore had no title to the seat. The
court said that no statement would be
made as to what action would be taKen by
tbe court should Prindle disregard tbe
order giving Fay the seat in the Council,
but if contempt of court was committed
the court would deal with it. Fay will
hold the seat in the Council pending the
appeal unless the Supreme Court makes
an order restraining him.
Their Second Annual Hall Given in the
Turn Verein Parlors.
SAN JOSE, Cal.. July 3.-Turn Verein
Hall was a scene of brilliancy and festiv
ity this evening, the occasion being the
second annual ball given by Division No.
3, Ancient Order of Hibernians. The hall
was beautifully festooned with ribbons,
while stringers of evergreens and rose
buds were draped about the sides. About
the hall were potted palms and plants.
During the evening Edwin Coolidge
delivered two recitations, and the Misses
Manley of Alameda and Miss Delia Cole
of this City rendered vocal selections.
There was a large crowd present, and tbe
hall was crowded to overflowing. The
committees ia charge were:
Arrangements — R. F. McMahon, William
Cole, T. R. Dougherty, T. F. Graham, F. T.
Egan and J. K. Doyle.
Reception— B. Higgins, M. Farrell, Hon.
James T. Murphy, John T. McGeogheg&n, T. C.
Hogan, Hon. Nicholas Bowden. James P. Sex,
F. T. Cox. Hon. W. P. Veuve. J. J. Devine. If.
J. Glennon, Professor F. A. Quinn, T. A. Car
roll. A. M. McCabe, T. H. Peters and P. M. Pau
Floor— Martin Murphy as manager, and Dr.
C. A, McGettlgan, H. J. Dougherty, J. \V.
Chute, M. J. O'Brien, Thomas Monahan and R.
Healey as assistants.
Odd Fellntrs Install Officers.
SAN JOSE, Cal., July 3.— Observatory
Lodge, I. O. O. F., has installed the follow
ing otficers: G. W. Darling, noble grand;
G. R. Cottrell, vice-grand ; G. W. Welch,
recording secretary; E. L. Denehei, per
manent secretary; W. J. Huff, warden;
A. T. Stonehouse, conductor; E. W. Stout,
right support to noble grand; George Cul
ver, right support to vice-grand ; F. G.
Currier, left, support to vice-grand ; B.C.
Beane, left support to noble grand ; W. W.
King, outside guard; E. F. Greenwood,
inside guard; T. J. Mealor, chaplain.
Ends Life With a Jtullet.
SAN JOSE, Cal., July 3.— James B.
Anderson, who had been general manager
of the Southern Pacific mills at Chualar,
Monterey County, committed suicide at
Santa Clara yesterday by shooting himself
in the bead. Anderson bad been in ill
health for some time and in company with
his mother and sister had stopped over in
Santa Clara to visit some friends while on
his way to San Francisco for medical
treatment. He was 37 years of age and a
native of California.
-\ash la Xot Jnsrtne.
SAN JOSE, Cal., July 3.— J. M. Nash,
the expressman who was arrested a few
days ago on a charge of insanity preferred
by his wife, was released from the County
Jail this morning. An investigation
showed Nash to be perfectly sane. Nash's
arrest grew out of his taking a Mrs. Smith
for a carriage drive Friday night. As soon
as Mrs. Nash heard of this she hunted up
Mrs. Smith and gave her a beating, and
then charged her husband with insanity.
Death of Sicholaa Serton.
SAN JOSE, Cal., July 3.— Nicholas Sex
ton of Stockton, who was prominent in
Nevada politics a few years ago and served
several terms in the Legislature of that
State, died suddenly from apoplexy yes
terday at the residence of his brother,
"William Seiton, in this city. The de
ceased was a native of Nova Scotia and 52
years of age. The remains were shipped
to btockton to-day for interment.
Photographs of a North Dakota
Captive Sent to San
Jose Officers.
Detective Bellis Confident That He
Has Caught the Campbells
SAN JOSS, Cal., July 3.— Sheriff Lyn
don to-day received from George Bellis,
a detective of Fargo, N. D., two pictures
of a man giving the name of George Dai
! ton, whom Bellis arrested about a week
j ago on suspicion of being James C. Dun
ham, the Campbells murderer. About a
week ago Sheriff Lyndon received a tele
gram from Bellis saying that he had Dun
bam and asking that a man be sent to
Fart; o to identify him. Bellis is sure he
has Dunham, as the man's appearance
tallies exactly with the printed descrip
tions of the murderer sent out. Word
was sent to Bellis to forward two pictures
of the suspect.
The pictures arrived to-day, but there is
considerable doubt as to whether the right
man has been captured. The face and
figure bear a strong resemblance to Dun
ham but not enough to warrant a belief
that it is him. A number of people who
were well acquainted with the murderer
are inclined to mink that the suspect is
Dunham, despite the changed appearance.
The picture was shown to Major Hin
man, who is an acknowledged authority
on criminology. He remarked at once that
the resemblance to Dunham was striking
and believed that it would be advisable to
send a man to Fargo to ascertain if the
fugitive murderer is in custody at that
place. In his opinion a man personally
acquainted with Dunham should be sent
on that errand.
The general opinion of those who have
seen the picture, however, is that the case
is one of mistaken identity, and that the
Fargo man is not the Campbells butcher.
Th>« officials have not decided what course
i they will pursue in the matter.
j Before his arrest Dalton stopped at the
j Elliott House in Farco, where his queer
actions attracted attention. After staying
several days he rented a wheel to go to
Moorhead, where he was subsequently
arrested and taken back to Fargo. •

Fourth of July Celebration* to Be Held
in Several Towns.
BANTA CRUZ, Cal., July 3.-Banta
Cruz will not celebrate the Fourth of July
j in an ostentatious display since the carni
val is of so recent a date.
Delegations will go to Watsonville and
Boulder Creek and Monterey. The Wal
lace-Reynolds Corps, G. A.R., and the
Woman's Relief Corps will picnio at Vue
de I'Eau, and many families ana parties of
young people will spend the day on the
beach, spreading their Fourth-of-July din
ner there.
Watsonville's celebration will be an in
ter-county affair, to be participated in by
I nearly all the towns along the edge of
Santa Clara and Monterey counties
Boulder Creek will have a celebration of
its own, and the crowd attending will be
addressed by Benjamin Knight, assistant
district attorney.
There will be 'a parade of the fire depart
ment, fraternal societies and school chil
dren, to be followed by a burlesque parade
and comic races. At Capitola the observ
ance will take the form of a leap-year ball
in the evening.
The Turn \ erein of this city will give
an entertainment and dance in the even
ing, and Mr. and Mrs. John R. Chace will
give a social hop at the Sea Bencb Hotel.
Valley Road Constructors
Are Moving on to
The Line Will Be Completed to
the City Limits by the
15th of August
Working Away From the San Joaquin
at the Rate of a Mile and
a Half a Day.
FRESNO, Cal., July 3— J. T. Williams
arrived in this city this evening with im
portant news regarding the progress of
work on the San Joaquin Valley Railway.
Grading from the north to the San Juan
River has been nearly completed, and a
camp of fifty teams crossed the river to
day. Track-laying will be completed to
the river by July 25, when the bridge will
have been finished.
The contract for grading from the river
to this city has been let to Grant Brothers
and J. D. McDougald, and they will place
150 teams at work next wees, in addition
to the fifty teams which were moved across
the river to-day.
Dirt will soon be flying, and the graders
will reach this city by August J. The
track-layers will follow closely, and the
rails will undoubtedly all be laid by Au
gust 15, tbe date for tbe completion of the
line, as promised Fresnoans by the direct
Williams reports everything going
smoothly to tbe city limits of Fresno.
The work is progressing fully as well as
could be expected. The bridge over the
San Joaquin has been going up without a
hitch. I rack-laying is proceeding at the
rate of a mile and a half a day, the force
beine now at La Grange, in Merced
County. It is not the intention to con
tinue grading along Diana and Q streets
through this city until the trouble with
the property-owners along those streets is
settled. The railroad company desires to
have all strife ended before proceeding
with the work. It is hoped that the dif
ferences will have been arranged by the
middle of August, so that work may not
be delayed.
Capitalists File Articles of Incorpora
tion at Fresno.
FRESNO, Cal., July 3.— The Gold State
Oil Company filed articles of incorporation
to-day. The capital stock is $500,000, all of
which has been subscribed by the four
directors — J. M. Guffey and J. M. Cooper
of Pittsburg, Pa. ; Captain Frank Barrett
and Judge M. K. Harris of Fresno. Mr.
Guffey is a wealtny oil-dealer of Pennsyl
vania. He has taken $430,000 worth of
stock in the new company.
This company will develop the oil dis
trict in the western part of the county. It
owns the gusher which was recently
struck there, it is the intention to bore
100 wells this summer.
Millions of Army Worms Toiling Patiently
Toward the Southern Grain
STOCKTON, Cal., July 3.— Army worms
have invaded the San Joaquin Valley.
This is the startling news brought to
Stockton to-day by Rancher W. H. Cady,
who lives twenty miles east of here, and
his brother, A. Cady of L indon.
The Cady brothers were driving to the
city early this morning. On the way they
saw millions of small worms along the
roadside. They first noticed the invaders
about two and a half miles this side of
Linden, near Assessor Ortman's place, and
for a mile and a half the road appeared as
though it had been swept with a brush,
where the many wiggling worms had
worked themselves across it.
They were on the south side of the rode
as the Cadys drove along, having during
the night crawled from tbn pasture land
on the oorth side of the highway. This
morning they were going for the grain
fields of the south. The worms were so
numerous that they constituted squirm
ing masses at some points. They were
undoubtedly army worms, such as visited
this county several years ago, when they
destroyed apricots and all small fruic in
their path.
It is fortunate that the grain all over the
country is so near the sack; otherwise the
visitation of the army worms would have
resulted in the Joss "of thousands of dol
lars. As it is, they can do little damage
before the grain is harvested. The army
worm could do considerable damage to the
vineyards now. So far as known, bow
ever, they have not made their appearance
except in the locality stated.
Six Thousand Visitors Witness
the District Celebration
Honors in the Hook and Ladder
Contest Are Won by the Home
WATSONVILLE, Cal., July 3.-Six
thousand visitors from surrounding towns
participated in the opening day's festivi
ties of the district celebration in Watson
ville to-day. The streets were resplend
ent with decorations, the weather was all
that could he desired and the athletic
sports of the afternoon afforded abundant
amusement for the guests.
Interest centered in the 300-yard hook
and ladder race. Teams from Watson
ville, San Juan and Gilroy contested, fin
ishing in the order named.' Watsonville's
time was :48 1-5. Kimball of Gilroy fell
dislocat ng his knee cap.
The bicycle rac«s this' afternoon resulted
as follows:
Third of a mile bicyie-race, Wlllouehby flrst
Gosbv seoond, Scob«ll third. Time, :45. '
Half-mile race, Scobell first, Gosby second
Culp third. Time, 1:07. '
Slx«nd a half milet handicap, Wllloughby
flrst, Malgren Becond, Valencia third. Time,
20 :18.
Great preparations have been made for
to-morrow'a celebration. The parade will
be led by the Watsonville Drill Corps.
The procession will be in four divisions,
one and a half miles long, with Colonel
John A. Koster as marshal of the day.
Miss Louise Reiter will reign as Goddess
of Liberty and Miss Annie Steuer will
personate California. Eleven fraternal
societies will be in line.
Tacoma, Seattle or San Francisco Will
Be the Terminus of a New
TACOMA, Wash.. July 3.— Tacoma,
Seattle or San Francisco will be the ter
minus of a line of steamers to tbe United
States, to be started in a few months by
the Nippon Yusen Kalsha.
8. Iwanga, manager of the steamship
line, Lawyer Mann Jina, its chief counsel,
and Mr. Kafuka, their private secretary,
arrived this afternoon and after viewing
harbor facilities here departed to-night for
They are accompanied by Vice-Presi
dent Finley of the Great Northern Rail
way, which will work hard to have the
steamship line connect with that road at
Bellingham Bay or Seattle. From Port
land the gentlemen go 10 St. Paul to con
fer with President J. J. Hill, and later
they expect to visit San Francisco.
There is a possibility that the line will
go to California, though it seems probable
Puget Sound will be selected as the ter
minus. As nearly as can be learned the
Northern Pacific people have as yet had
no negotiations with the steamship com
Ine latter has stated that freight is what
it wants, and that the terminus will go to
the city that can furnish the most busi
ness. They expect to start the line with
one steamship per month before the year
endß, and to increase the number of boats
as fast as the business will warrant.
Power to Light Santa Cruz.
BANTA CRUZ, Cal., July 3. -The Big
Creek Power Company has contracted
with the Santa Cruz Electric Light Com
pany to furnish power for the 2500 lights in
use in this city.
The Big Creek Company's plant was
ready for operation on June 15, demon
strating its capacity for furnishing au ex
traordinary light by illuminating the Odd
Fellows' building that night and during
the carnival.
The Electric Light Company has gener
ated its electricity by steam power, but
finds that the proposed change will be
more economical.
Cetsar Piatti Dead.
SAN JOSE, Cal., July 3.— Csesar Piatti,
a prominent Italian resident of this city,
died this morning of pnenroonia. He was
a rjioneer resident of this valley, having
settled in San Jose in 1852. For a number
of years he was engaged in tbe commission
business. The deceased was 66 years of
age. A widow and son survive him.
Barney County's Ttefnulting Sheriff.
TORTLAND, Or., July 3.— Sheriff Gitt
ingsof Harney County, alleged to be an
embezzler of $5000, is supposed to be here,
but the defective force has so far been un
able to locate him. Gittings' defalcation
caused a sensation throughout the State.
He i? well known and has always enjoyed
an excellent reputation.
Interesting Furtt Gathered From a
Recent Publication.
The first full and exhaustive collection
of facts and figures relating to the modern
navies of all nations has been piepared by
W. Laird Clowes, the data being complete
to February of this year. 'The Naval
PocKet-Book" is a volume of nearly one
thousand pages, printed in fine, clear type
on onion-skin paper,, containing a com
plete description of every vessel owned
by any Government, whether battle-ship
or steam launch, revenue cutter or hulk,
and telling where it was February l!
Whenever needed, for vessels of new types,
plans are added, making the booK indis
pensable to all persons interested in tbe
question of naval armament. On page
700 the author presents a comparative
summary of the fleets of the worid, divid
ing i is vessels according to their strength
to resist and power to attack. Those "for
liueof battle' are divided into five classes:
IA-'I A - '
18. I C.-I D. i F. Totals.
. ',
. '
:»re»t Britain 29
Prance.... 15
Russia 14 I
Germany 6
Italy 8 !
nit ed States 6 )
I'urkey ;... 1 ,
Spain " 1 I
12 11 , 6,18 i 75
I 4 | 5 12 18 49
4 0 7 14, 39
7 3 8 7 3i
2 0 I 7 ! 8 25
0 1 6 | S 16
17 6 0 15
I 0 2 0 j 8 11
These are the real fignting vessels, in
cluding three classes of battle-ships (A, B
and (.'), sea-going coast-defense ironclads
(Dj and armored cruisers (F) that could
right against battle-ships. Only its ar
mored cruisers put the United States
ahead of Turkey, to which it is inferior in
battle-ships. The summary includes not
only all vessels built or building, but all
projected to February 1, since which time
the British Government has ordered an
addition of eleven to its present fleet of
For the protection or destruction of com
merce, "scouting and looking out," which
will be the chief work of the cruisers, the
United States is not so badly off. There
are six classes, according to size and
weight of guns, of which G, H and J are
protected by some armor, X partially pro
tected and I and L unprotected:
O- H. | I. I J. K. L. Totals.
ireat Britain.. 17 36 ', 11 '22 27 3 126
France 5 18 8 18 0I 14 61
Russia. 0 2 0 1 0 20 23
1 6 0 7 0 1 6 19
Italy 0 5 1 15 aI 9 25
Lniiert St»t««.. 3 11 2 2 8 ! 0 26
I'urkey 9 4 I 0 0 211 7
0| 3 6 4 0 5 18
This puts the United States as fourth,
twenty of tbe Italian vessels being pro
tected and only sixteen of the American.
For coast defense Great Britain leads,
with 53 vessels: Holland has 52; Russia
33; France 28, Sweden 23, China 16, Nor
way 16, Germany 13, United States 13 and
Spain 12.
The Doctor Who Served Sheridan Re
A prominent citizen of Philadelphia re
lates that a few days after the publication
of the letter of the eminent physician, Dr.
William Pepper, in which the latter
gracefully and generously declined to ac
cept any compensation for the valu
able professional services he had ren
dered to the heroic Sheridan in his last
illness, he was driving across New York
on his way home, via Jersey City, when
he was stopped at Broadway by one of the
great street pajreants of tbelate campaign.
Being anxious to eaten the next train, he j
appealed to a policeman to permit the |
procession to be broken for tbe passage of
his hackney coach.
The otticer was polite but firm in refusal, ;
stating that his orders were not to break
the line except at stated intervals for the '
passage of streetcars. It having been rep
resented that the gentleman's business
was very urgent, he answered that in
five minutes, vrhen tbe cars would be
permitted to pass, he would be given
leave to fail in behind them if he would
give the officer his name and address for
use in the event of his superior demand
ing an explanation. The name and ad
dress were no sooner furnished — the for
mer being almost identical with that of
tne celebrated physician and provost of
the university — then the line was halted
and broken, and the carriage immediately
allowed to pass.
The officer touched his bat to the sur
prised Philadelphian, who bad not then
heard of Dr. Pepper's letter, and said:
"The man who served Sheridan and re
fused to take a fee for his services can pass
anywhere, and at any time through New
Mrs. Dawson Says General
Carr Is a Society
She Declares That He Induced
Her Husband to Sue for
a Divorce.
Recital of a Plot to Compel Her to
Quietly Submit to a Legal
SEATTLE, Wash., July 3.— The most
interesting witness in the Dawson divorce
case to-day was the fair defendant. She
commenced her story at last night's ses
j sion in Judge Hume's court, resumed it
j this morning and finished late this after
noon. Mrs. Dawson created a sensation
by vehemently declaring that General
Carr, at the head of tbe State Guards, was
at the bottom of the trouble between her
self and husband. She charged that the
militia leader invaded her home to bring
discord, and that it was because of his
counsels that her husband instituted the
present action.
Mrs. Dawson testified that not since
their married life had Dr. Dawson been so
kind to her as since filing the present suit.
It was formerly his custom to come home
but once a day, and that usually late at
night. Since he commenced this suit,
however, he had never failed to call on
her at least once, and sometimes two or
three times daily. She said he brought
her icecream and other dainties and at
night came into her boudoir and con
versed with her. He admitted, she said,
that he never intended that the papers in
this case should become a matter of
record, but simply had been prepared in
tbe hope of forcing her not to contest tne
Veterans Preparing for a Patriotic Xatal
l>ay Celtbration.
VENTURA, Cal., July 3.— The third
day of tbe Grand Army encampment has
been passed in completing preparations
for to-rcorrow's parade, which will be the
greatest in the history of the association.
Arrivals continue to swell the ranks; tent
room is being engaged by wire, and each
j incoming train adds> to the crowd. A close
I estimate places the number of campers
now registered at 650, which includes rep
resentatives from every Grand Army post
; and Women's Relief corps in Southern
i California.
These figures do not include the mem
: bers of the Sons of Veterans, Women's
I Aid Society or Women's Auxiliary corps.
The camp is magnificently decorated,
j the National colors predominating.
A reception was tendered Department
Commander T. C. Mastella last evening.
At midnight the Ventura City band,
headed by a citizens' commute, serenaded
Camp Phil Sheridan. The Grand Army
j orchestra and fife and drum corps re
. sponded in kind.
Increased Allowance Requested
by the Board of
Colin M. Boyd Asks for Proper Main
tenance of the Free
Mayor Sutro returned to the City from
his Calistoga ranch yesterday morning.
For a brief season the contractors and
others who were awaiting his Honor's ap
proval of certain demands and resolutions
were happy. This joy was transient, for
when tbe Mayor was ready to sign the
documents it was ascertained that his sec
retary had sent them by mail to Napa
County. The Mayor had not been ex
pected, so it was decided to send the papers
to him. This, of course, deepened the
gloom. It is possible that the Mayor may
go up to Calistoga, sign the resolutions
and lettirn them before Monday. Another
plan is for the Mayor to stay in town aud
await the papers by return mail.
Colonel Taylor, chairman of the Finance
Committee, regarded it as a remarkable
transaction that the official orders await
ing »he Mayor's approval should go out of
the City Hal!. It was still more remark
able that they should be sent to Napa
The Finance Committee of the Board of
Supervisors— Messrs. Taylor, Benjamin
and Hobb's — met yesterday afternoon. Es
timates for the fiscal year ending June 30,
1897, were not taken up in regular oriierj
but the committee heard Conn M. Bavd
on behalf of the Free Public Library, J. B
Heinstein for the Board of Health and J
A. Filcher for the State Board of Trade.
Mr. Boyti, as one of the trustees of the
library, desired the allowance for that in
stitution to be fixed at $58,000. The sum
of $50,000 which tire committee had pro
posed was inadequate, as a new branch of
the library bad been established at Third
and Harrison streets and trie new elevator
in the main library must be provided for.
Mr. Boyd mentioned the increasing use
fulness and popularity of the library and
made an eloquent appeal for its proper
The chairman promised to give the sub
ject full anil lair consideration.
J. B. Keinstein, who was re-enforced by
Dr. Loveiace, Health Officer, presented a
document to the committee, which he said
was signed by taxpayers who paid taxes
on five hundred million dollars' worth of
property. When he was informed that
the valuatiou of all the taxable property
in the City did not exceed $350,000,000, he
was prepared to modify the original state
ment. The document which Mr. Rein
stein desired the committee to consider
Revolved, That it is the sense of the committee
appointed at the meetiup held in the Chamber
0 C on ?raerce, May 24, 1896, to discuss the
public health of the City and County of San
Francisco, thfct the Board of Supervisors of said
City should appropriate at least $34,800 over
and above the amounts aud sums appropriated
in tne year 1895. for the Health Department
for sneb additional Inspectors and expense* as
to the Hoard of Healtn shall seem expedient
and necessary for the better preservation of
the public health in this City.
Ktßolved, That it is the sense of this commit
tee that there should be established in this
City immediately an ambulance system of four
wagons, at a cost not to exceed $4000, and
that the same should b? maintained and that
there should be established immediately a
chemical and bacteriological laboratory at a
cost not to exceed $3000.
The document which Mr. Reinstein pre
sented bears the signatures of the Manufac
turers' and Producers' Association, Board
of Trade, State Development Company,"
Produce Association, Unitarian Society.
Fru)t Exchange, Hotel Association, all of
the San Francisco banking institutions ex
cepting one, nearly ali the wholesale mer
chants, many real estate firms and com
mercial association^.
Chairman Taylor indicated that there
was a pressing public demand for a reduc
tion of municipal expenses, yet he assured
the representatives of the Health Depart
ment that the subject presented by Mr.
Reinstein should receive attention.
J. A. Filcher from the State Board of
Trade addressed the committee, askinc an
appropriation under the Jaw authorizing
counties to appropriate money to promote
immigration. He read from the county
government act the authorization for
counties of the first-class to allow $2500 a
year for immigration purposes. Mr.
Filcher seid as an additional reason why
San Francisco should join other counties
in the work of bringing new settlers 10
the State was the fact that the Board of
Trade was located in this City. He said:
"We propose to get a small amount from
every county in the State. We should
like to make an exhibit at Boston and
Omaha similar to the display we made at
Atlanta. We won seventy-nve medals for
our Sia'.e exhibit at Atlanta."
Mr. Filcher said that twenty-seven
counties now contriDuting to the
fund. He did not ask for the full amount
which the law authorized the board to
appropriate, but did suegest that $50 a
month should be voted by San Francisco
to help sustain the Board ot Trade.
The application will receive further con
sideration before the estimates are adopted.
A Tourist Passed Through It on His
Way to Lucerne Cathedral.
From Interlachen we went over the
Brunig Pass together to Lucerne. WniJe
crossing Lake Lucerne we were favored
with a mountain storm. It carve up sud
denly. The sun was shining brightly when
the storm burst upon us, the thun
der crashing terrifically, the rain pour
ing down in torrents, the wind blowirg
furiously, the setting sun tinging the
clouds with red, the rain looKing like
blood. I never saw anything more terri
bly beautiful. The storm passed over in a
few minutes, the wind bundling ud one
great cloud and rolling it along the face
of the Righi like a bmge ball.
Icanspeak of only one thing in Lucerne —
the great organ in the cathedral. The sun
was shining brightly wnen we went in.
After waiting a iew minutes the organist
began. I do not know the name of the
selection. I was not at first particularly
impressed. I only just enjoyed the
music. Very soon, however, the music
changed. It was evidently representing
a storm. We could hear the first sighing
of the wind, then it would die away, and
there was a pattering of raindrops; then
the wind rising and low murmurs of
thunder. All at once a crash of thunder,
the wind seemed to be driving everything
before it, the rain poured down in torrents.
1 looked out of the door to see whether or
not a sudii<-n storm had come up. The
sun was shining brightly. Suddenly it
seemed to me that a voice stiid, "Peace, be
■till." The storm died away ; it seemed as
though I couid see the clouds breaking
a^ay, the sun coming out. A beautiful
hymn of praise was swee ly cuanted. I
looked to see where the choir was. There
was no choir; it was all the organ. It
tilled us all with a feeling of awe, and
when the organ stopped we stole out
quietly; aud even after we were in the open
air we felt as though we hardly ouj;nt to
speak aloud.— Treasure Trove.
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our usage all the highest qualities that a
man can have among men. A trutlilul
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gentleman are pleonastic and even vulgar
expression — pleonastic because tbe word
gentleman implies all these other quali
ties, ruigar because no one who is a gentle
man wonld be capable of failing to recog
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As the Roman vir had by the term it
self the qualities which virtus implied, so
our gentleman has all the qualities which
in medieval theory or fancy went with
"tentle" blood. This can be seen by the
qualities left out, as well as by those in
cluded. Virtues peculiar to women are
not "connoted" ; it has been justly sairi
that a woman cannot by any possibility
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