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THE REGENTS IN SECRET SESSION. Resolution to Dismiss Professor Isaac Flagg. A TIE VOTE FOLLOWED Professor Bonnell Said to Be a Victim of Intrigue and Ingratitude. OUSTED ST FLAGG'S FRIENDS. Regent Wallace Told the Story of Wrong and Demanded That Jus tice Should Prevail. On motion of President Kellogrg yester day the regents of the University of Cali fornia went into executive session. The secret conference lasted for two hours. Governor Budd was not there to tell the newspaper men to remain in the room, as the transaction of public business did not require secrecy, bo the regents were left quite alone to talk among themselves without fear of comment or criticism from the ignorant masses. The regents attending; were Phelps (pre siding), Wallace, Kellogg, Martin, Jeter, Denicke, Hallidie, Marye, John E. Budd, Chase, Reinstein, Miller, Foote, Waymire, Slack and Lynch. The session of secrecy was moved when Judge Wallace called up a resolution to declare vacant the position of professor of Greek, now held by I«aac Flagg. Some weeks ago Judge Wallace said to his asso ciates on the board that a great wrong had been done to Professor Bonnell, who was, he said, displaced after twenty years of honorable and efficient service hy the in trigues of Flagg. Judge Wallace also re marked that when Flagg came here, poor and friendless, Professor bonnell gave him shelter and assistance. For two hours the resents talked. It is said that Judge Wallace demanded jus tice for Professor Bonnell, and that Re cent Marye defended Professor Flagg. It was assumed that Flagg's friends were anxious for the secret session, for after the adjournment of the board, Judge Wallace, replying to an inquiry by a Call reporter, Mid, "I did not suggest tne executive ses sion." It was ascertained that a vote was taken on the Wallace resolution which resulted in a tie— eight for and eight against ita adoption. The story of the positions of Bonnell and Flagg, as told in the executive session and sustained by letters and documents, is as follows: For twenty years prior to 1893 Mr. Bon nell was professor of Latin and Greek in the State University. Among his pupils j were many young men who have since at- ! tamed high places in the profession of law. In their estimation he was an ideal pro fessor, a man of excellent attainments and broad human sympathies. One day in June, 1893, Professor Bonnell stepped into the secretary's office at Berkeley and re ceived a letter. He was overcome with as tonishment when he read that the ad visory committee desired his resignation. All that he could ascertain was that the advisory committee, consisting of Regents Horatio Ftebbins, Columbus Bartlett and! George T. Marye, regarded him as "insuf ficient in Greek and discourteous to Pro lessor Flagg." It seems that Professor Flagg in 1889 was teaching in Cornell University. From that place he wrote to Mr. Bonnell that he was meditating a change, and had in mind a project to open a preparatory school in California. Professor Bonnell replied, but did not encourage the Cornell professor to come West. They did not know each other at that time, but as they were en gaged in the same line of work they cor responded with perfect freedom. Some months later Flagg came West and called on Bonnell, who was then living in Oakland. Flagg was received with kindness, and Professor Bonnell and his wife did all they could to make his sojourn agreeable and to obtain for him suitable employment. The outlook was sc unpromising for Flagg that he was talking of going to Fresno for employment as a raisin- packer. Mr. Bonnell redoubled his efforts, and tried to get Flagg a place as teacher in the Girls' High School of San Francisco, but in this he failed. Finally the way was opened for the en gagement of Flagg as an assistant pro lessor at Berkeley. When Bonnell heard that he bad been accused of treating Flagg discourteously and sending nim on errands, he insisted that the latter should go with him to the president of the university and there state j n" he (Flagg) had ever received from Bon- I nell any treatment other than kindness. Flagg did state to th* president that Bon- " nell had been kind and helpful. Professor Bonnell desired the statement in writing and it was written by Flagg. Judge Wal lace read the letter at the meeting of the regents yesterday. Having disposed of the charge of dis courtesy to Flagg, Professor Bonnell con sidered the accusation that he was "insuffi cient" in Greek. He referred this charge to his graduates: Judge Henshaw of the Supreme Court, Judge Daingerfield, Walter Cope of Santa Barbara, Ryland Wallace, Duncan Hayne, B. Hayne, J. J. Dwyer, M. S. Eisner, A. Ruef, Alex.' Morrison and Jerome Lincoln. When these men told the advisory Committee i what Professor Bonnell in twenty years' faithful service had done for the classics at Berkeley, Horatio Stebbins became con vinced that Professor Bonnell had been wronged. When the fact was advanced that Professor Bonnell held a letter from Mr. Flagg, in which discourtesy had been denied, one of the regents said: "We know how that letter was obtained. Bonneli bulldoced it out of Flagg." Professor Bonnell's supporters in the Board of Regents ar* determined that he shall have justice accorded to him. They are willing that all the facts should be given to the public, and will probably call up the case at tbe next meeting of the regents. The regents authorized the printing of 6000 copies of the viticultural report. Regents Reinstein and Chase were ap- \ pointed to assist the fcculty in arranging for the meetings of the Farmers' Insti tute. '■ Regent Reinstein . was authorized to send tie grand plan of the university grounds of the future to President Ware of Columbia College. The Columbia pro fessor is supposed to be an expert on ground plans. A. P. Ross resigned his position as fel low of the astronomical department be cause he could not live on the salary of $25 a month. He has obtained a more remunerative job. Professor Brown, through President Kellogg, presented a report of the confer ence ot universities recently held at Buffalo. A bill for an increased land grant was agreed on. Fifteen universities were represented at the conference. The regents acknowledged by a vote of thanks the gift of valuable art books from Mrs. Avery, widow of the late Benjamin Park Avery. Regent Phelps announced that Caroline W. Bruce of New York City had given $ICOO for the purchase of needed apparatus for the Lick Observatory. This is not the first contribution she has made. Mr. Phelps said the gifts to the observa tory since it was transferred to the regents amount to $44,500. Director H olden writes that he has re ceived $1300 to prepare negatives for the map of the moon. The director wanted $600 a year to employ a fellow-astronomer. The request was referred to the finance committee. Mr. Phelps sad there was another matter of Holden's. Borne time ago a wagon was purchased, but it was too heavy and a lighter wagon had to be bought. The heavy wagon, which cost $145, can now be exchanged for $40 worth of wood. The regents authorized the trade. Wood is quite an item at the observa tory. The director buys it and sells what the professors require for their own use. The sum of $220 on this account was received last year and paid into the treasury. The monthly salary roll of the univer sity, according to the figure of the finance committee, is now $19,625. A slight in crease can be made without exceeding the allowance of the budget. In executive session the chief talkers in support of the resolution to dismiss Pro lessor Flagg were Wallace and Foote. In opposition to the resolution Marye was pronounced. Two or three Regents, who were friendly to Professor Bonnell, could not vote to dismiss Flagg without giving the latter a hearing. The Regents voting for the adoption of the resolution were Phelps, Wallace, Den icke, John E. Budd, Jeter, Lynch, Chase and Foote — 8. Those voting in the negative were Way mire, Slack, Kellogg, Marye, Miller, Mar tin, Reinstein and Hallidie — 8. When the question again comes up Gov ernor Budd, General Houghton, Colonel C. F. Crocker, Chester Rowell and Superin tendent Black may be present. LYNCH AGAINST THORNLEY Denies That the Chinese Bureau Has Been Derelict in Its Duty. The Inspector Says the Southeri Pacific Has Nothing to Do With the Chinese. Chinese Inspector Lynch takes excep tions to the caustic remarks of Commission Broker Thornley concerning the suicide of Ong Sing on Sunday last. He denies that the railroad has anything to do with the falling off of Chinese passenger traffic on the steamship lines. Inspector Lynch's statement is as follows: Kindly permit me to reply to the article in to-day's issue of your paper entitled "Hung Himself by a Silken Cord," wherein certain re flections are made on the Chinese Bureau by one William N. Thornley. As my name is used in said article, with in justice to me, I feel in duty bound to make the following statement: On Saturday, August 8, 1896, about 12:15 o'clock p. m., while 1 was in the Chinese Bureau, room 71, Appraiser's building, getting ready to proceed to the Pacific Mail dock, there to direct the registration of Chinese about to depart for China on the steamer Bel gic, an expressman called on me and informed me that there were three Chinese on board the steamer Umatilla, who ought to be landed, as the vessel was about to leave the wharf she was at in a short time. I told him 1 was aione ana about to start for the Mail dock to attend the outgoing China steamer Belgic, that the other Chinese inspectors were off at lunch, and would meet me at the Mail dock at 1:15 p. m., the time set for work to begin there in regis tering departing Chinese; also that no mani fest hail yet reached me relative to trie steamer Umatilla, hence I could not act. While 1 was talking to this expressman, the messenger of Deputy Collector Tobi came in andJißnded me a sealed envelope, which I opened, and found within the manifest of the steamer Uma tilla, having indorsed on it the following: ' August 8, 1896. Land the within Chinese upon identification »nd production of registration certificates. J. J. Tobin, Deputy Collector of Customs. On receipt of this order I hastened to call back the expressman, who had just left the room, and told him to wait ten minutes until 1 could pack my books, papers, etc., which I had to take to the China steamer Belgic, and that I would go with him to the steamer Unia tllla, he promising to drive with me from the latter vessel to the Mail dock that 1 might be on time to keep my appointment there. I arranged my books, etc., as rapidly as pos sible, and went with the expressman, arriving at the Umatilla about 12:30 p. M., when I at once asked to be shown the three Chinese' called for on the manifest; they were brought out of a room on the lower decK, where they had been locked up, and I asked them to pro duce the papers in their possession, which they did ; two of them giving me registration certificates from which I readily identified them, and as ordered, landed them. The third Chinaman gave me a merchant's certificate and no other papers. I told him through one of the Chinese, who spoke English, that I would have to take his paper with me for investiga tion, as required by the orders of the Collector of the Port in such cases, and that his case would be looked into on Monday: at the same time I told him to tell the two Chinese pres ent, who were about to land, where his friends resided in this City, If he had any here that they might come to the Chinese Bureau on Monday and speak in his De half. I then notified the customs inspector at the gangway to allow the two Chinese laborers, whom I showed him, to land, and to have the other Chinese locked up, as he could not land until his case was looked into. I then told the expressman I would take the electric car aid go to the > Mail dock, as" I wanted to reach that place as soon as possibfe it then being about a quarter of 1 o'clock. I took the electric car and. proceeded via Broad way and Kearny street to the Mail dock, spent about eight or ten minutes in getting some lunch and ' proceeded to work at the steamer Belgic/ I defy Mr. Thornley to point out a single in stance where I have been derelict or dilatory In the performance of my duties as a Chinese inspector or in any other capacity in which I have served the Government. Mr. Thornlev knew me for four years when I was chief dep uty United States Shipping Commissioner at this port, and I include that period also. I have been in charge of the Chinese Bureau since the first of the month, relieving Inspector Harrison who is on his vacation, and I also perform, the duties of Inspector Presbury lately relieved from office, so that my time is completely taken up, and in order that no delay or dissatisfaction might arise In the business of the Chinese Bureau I have worked from 7:30 a. m. to 7 P. m. day after day, and ' the entire time on the last two Sundays, and 1 appeal to the people doing business with this , bureau, to bear me out that "dilatory or derelict* actions on my part in the business of ' this bureau, is a false charge against me • . - < x¥ y f?^ 101 "' « lh s Colle «or of the Port, Hon. John H. Wise, indorses my : action in toto in the case in question, and the labor certificates J found on the body of the unfortunate Chinese j show that he was not what he claimed to be a merchant, and had no right to land * 1 Relative to railroad, coin, etc. etc I have lived too long and am too well known in this , City and Oakland to notice such unwarranted l , illusions. Very respectfully, ; T"" 1 John Lynch. Chinese Inspector, in charge of Chinese Bureau. ■ • — ♦— • . Borrow on sealskins, silks and jewels at Uncle Harris. 16 Gram avenue. < THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 1896. PEDALING AWAY FOR DEAR LIFE, Inhuman Exhibition in a Market-Street Show Window. PUNY LEGS AND ARMS. Severe Task Assigned to a Young and Not Over- Strong Boy. FATIGUED AND PERSPIRING The Case Reported to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. They say half the world doesn't know how the other half gets its living; but half of San Francisco, it would seem, gazed yesterday at a little boy earning his bread on a bicycle. In a deep, wide show-window on Market Scene Witnessed by Thousands Yesterday in a Show- Window on Market Street. [Sketched from life by a "Call" artist.] street, piled at back and sides with byci cles, was a picture sad enough to touch any mother's heart. An undeveloped, delicate-iooking little boy of perhaps 13 years sat on a wheel of some new make pedaling away for dear life. The machine was mounted on props, and all the boy did was to pedal, pedal all the livelong day just to let the gaping, curious crowd see the wheels go round. Had he been a girl a general blush of offended modesty would have suffused the virtuous City; but he was only 'a boy. Only a boy, yet hi 3 thin legs and puny arms were bare, and his thin chest and trunk had no other covering than a tawdry bathing suit. Wnen he Hr.^t started to work bis slender limbs were pale, but as The Encinals' Perpetual Ghallerxge Gup. The silver perpetual challenge cup, for which the yachts Fawn and Catherine will Bail next Saturday. ' It was won by the El Sueno of the Encinal Club in the last re gatta, and this year the sloop Catherine of the San Franciscos will try to bring it b«ck to her clubhouse. It is a beautiful trophy ornamented with three boat prows, with festoons of chains running around the bowl of the cup. The inscription is within a yacht-wheel and at the base is an anchor with its chain circling the stem of the goblet. It is we/l worth competing for. The course will be from the end of the narrow-gauge pier to and around Blossom Rock buoy, thence to and around a stakeboat moored near Hunters 'Point, thence to and around a stakeboat moored near Mission Rock and back to the end of the narrow gaupe pier. Whist.'e3 will be blown from the judges' boat as follows: One whistle at 1:55 o'clock, preparatory; two whistles at 2 o'clock, start; three whistles at 2:05 o'clock limit. ' The race will be under the auspices of the following committee: Charles G. Yale, H. H. Jen ness-, Charles B. Hill, representing San Francisco .Yacht Club; Dr. Charles L. Tudale, Geor-e T. Wright, H. M. Landsberger. representing Encinal Yacht Club.' Referee: Commodore John W. Pew. Timers: For the San Francisco Yacht Club Charles B Hiil; for the Eucinal Yacht Club, Dr. Charles L. Tisdale. he pedaled they grew pink, and from pink to red, changing at length to a burning, feverish crimson. "Poor little fellow!" ejaculated a kind looking old lady; "how can they make him work like that?" Similar comments were heard through the day, but still the little fellow pedaled on. Men glanced at the window as they passed and smiled at tbe strange sight. Hours afterward, passing the place again, the same scene met their eyes. "It s rather rough on the young chap," commented a weil-kuown business man, after seeing thechild for the third time. Weil mi<;ht he say it was rough on the lad. The lonar-continued and unaccus tomed exerciseliad brought out a profuse perspiration upon the youngster's fore head, over which his disordered hair hung in moist, tangled curls. His eyes looted heavy and sunken and altogether his aspect was one to move a heart of stone. A gentleman well known in religions and charitable circles, passing by the place, gave one lone look at the perspiring youngster and" went forthwith* to report the caie to the officers of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Meanwhile, the little boy, at the present writing, is pedaling, pedaling still. A SIMPLE FUNERAL. Remains of CaDtain William E. Van Reed Escorted to Cypress .Lawn Cemetery. The friends of Captain Willliain E. Van Reed, United States Army, retired, took place Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the late residence of deceased, 1908 Page street. The attendance was quite large and was representative of the United fetaies Army, the Grand Army of the Re public and the Military Order Loyal Le gion. Six captains of the Fifth United States Artillery were the pall-bearers. These offi cers were: Benjamin K. Roberts, Battery A; A. W. Vogdes, Battery E; Frank Thorp, Light Battery D; Elbr'dge R. Hills, Battery H; John McLellan, Battery L, and L. Lomia. The casket was borne by 'ix non-commissioned officers who for merly served in Captain Van Reed's bat tery. General Graham kindly tendered an es cort of troops, but it was declined, as Mrs. Van Reed desired that the service should be simp c. The ceremonies were accord ing to the Episcopal service. The body was conveye l to Cypress Lawn Cemetery, where the remains will be <-reinated, in ac cordance with the wishes of the late offi cer. The widow of Captain Van Reed has ex pressed her appreciation of the kindness and tender sympathy shown by officers of the United States Army and members of the Loyal Legion. SEALERS HAVE NOT DONE WELL, The Hunters and Sailors Are Very Much Dis couraged. OTTER HUNTERS ACTIVE A Waiting-Foom and Freight" Shed for the Valley Road to Be Built. PACIFIC MAIL WANTS A WHARF It Must Be Parallel With the Present One in Order to Suit Schwerin. The Board of Harbor Commissioners held a long session yesterday afternoon. Colonel Chadbourne was not present as he is suffering from a severs attack of sciatic rheumatism. It has attacked his left leg and the pain is excruciating. It will prob ably be a week before he is able to be about again. The first business taken up by the com missioners was the application of the Pa cific Mail Steamship Company for a wharf to run parallel with the Mail dock. Two representatives of the corporation were present and urged the building of the new wharf. They pointed out that Lombard street wharf was a most inconvenient place for the docking of their surplus fleet, as men and appliances had to be moved from one end of the town to the other whenever a Panama steamer arrived. In the interest of commerce Mr. Schwerin thought the company's boats should be docted as near to each other as possible. The commissioners talked the matter over and came to the conclusion that there was no money on hand with which to build the new wharf. The matter was laid over for a week, and in the meantime ways and means will be considered. The Mail com pany is now running a number of extra boats on the Panama route, and with the Occidental and Oriental Steamship Com pany using one side of the mail dock for its China steamers there is not room for its boats on the other. In consequence about two of _ its boats have to land at Lombard- street wharf every month. A committee from the Grand Army of the Republic waited on the board and asked that members of their organization be given the precedence whenever a vacancy occurred among the wharfingers and collectors on the front. President Colnon promised to look into the matter, and said the veterans would receive every consideration. At the present time about one in every eight employes of the com mission is a Grand Army veteran. There was no work performed on the framework of the lerry building yesterday. A mistake has . been discovered in the calculations for the beams and cross beams and the architect submitted plans whereby the evil might be remedied. The matter was referred to Chief Engineer Holmes with power to act. The Oregon Railway and Navigation Company wants a waiting-room on Spear street wharf. Its steamers arrive and de part three or four times a week and there is no accommodation for passengers who may have to wait. The matter was re ferred to the chief wharfinger. The California Navigation and Improve ment Company asked for a freight office and waiting-room on Washington-«tree.t wharf for the use of the Valley road. Agent Clark of the navigation company explained that in future all freight and passengers for the railway would go on his boats, and he asked for facilities for handling the traffic. The matter was re ferred to the superintendent of urgent re pairs with power to act. In a private letter received by John Op penheim, the well-known clothier, yester day, conies the news that the San Fran cisco sealinc-fleet fared very poorly on the coast of Japan. The Alton had 624 skins Jane Gey 491, Raitler (J93. The Loui>a D put into Atu. and cleared from there for Bering Sea. Her catch is reported as a poor one. The Ainsworth of Victoria, B. C, had 700 skin?, and Ed Funk, the champion captain of the fleet, only managed to <-et 773 with the Golden Fleece. Afteracouple of months in Bering Sea the Golden Fleece will return to Japanese waters. Of the sea-otter fleet the Herman, pre viously reported with sixty-three skins on July 23 had increased her catch to eighty while the schooner Kodiak had 124. The catch of these two vessels alone is easily worth $85,000. J In conclusion the writer states* "The outlook is not good for big catches of seal this year, and on the return of the fleet to San Francisco many of the hunters and sailors will find themselves on the wrone side of the ledger." The schooner Volant was brought over from Oakland Creek by the tug Alert yes terday. When the Free Trade, now at the wreck of the Colombia, is loaded with the steamer's machinery she will be towed to San Francisco and the Volant will take her place. The barkentine 8. N. Castle, lying at ±olsom-street wharf, was, up to yesterday afternoon, infested witu rats." Captain Hubbard determined to exterminate the pests and accordingly employed a rat catcher. Early yesterday the man went to work and before noon had captured and bagged nity-three of the rodents. The re mainder evidently got on to the same, be causp they deserted the Castle in a body and took possession of all the nooks and corners on the wharf. Then began a gen eral hunt. Captains Randall, Haskell Brock-aw. Siiovich of the tugs, Purser Ben dall of the Monowai, W. Manning, clerk in the tucboat office, and half a dozen others armed themselves with clubs and started m pursuit. The vermin could chmo ropes faster than any sailor that was ever born and could make the top of an upright beam in better time than the smartest pole-climber in San Francisco. Over a nundred of them escaped from the wharf and only three bodies rewarded the hunters for an hour's hard work The Hawaiian ship John Ena' was docKed at Sausalito yesterday by the tugs Vigilant and Reliance. She took the mud early in the proceedings, hut the two pow erful towboats had no difficulty in gettine her alongside the wharf. The John Ena is one of the largest vessels that come to San Francisco and is far and away the lareest vessel that has ever docked at Sau- MiitOi TO RIDE THE CHUTES. Conn Fredericks Will Steer a Cycle Down the Steep Incline. The prince of scorchers has arrived in San Francisco and promises to make the first of a series of the most exciting bicycle rides ever given anywhere to night. His name is Conn Fredericks and he is a member of the "Fredericks Troupe of Demon Athletes," as they nre known, who recently appeared at the Orpheum. At 10 o'clock the water running down the sides of the chutes on Haigbt street will be turned off, and with an ordinary safety wheel he will coast down the 300-foot slide and land in the lake. He performed the feat a number of times at Earl's Court in London, at Paul Boynton's big water show, and never injured himself or his wheel. Although he has not taken one of these trips for some weeks he feels per fectly confident of success on his inaugu ral ride this evening. -• — <~ • CHANGES IN RAILROAD CIRCLES. Freight Clerk Nash Accepts a Place With the Texas and Pacific. S. C. Nash, who for about three and a half years past has occupied the position of freight clerk with tne Southern Pacific Company in the Union Trust Company's building, at the corner of Montgomery and Market streets, has been offered and has accepted the place of contracting freight agent with the Texas and Pacific Railroad in this City. He will enter upon his new duties on the 15th inst. Mr. Nash i has been engaged in railroad business for the past eighteen years off and on, and he always performed his duties with satis faction to his superiors and credit to him self. Harvey J. Craig, formerly the commer cial agent of the Missouri, Kansas and ! Texas road in this City, has been trans ferred to New Orleans, where he will repre sent that company in the same capacity. The San Francisco office of the company has been closed. George Cornwall, who was one of the oldest engineers in the employ of the Southern Pacific Company, died suddenly yesterday from a complication of troubles which resulted in heart failure. He was at work the day before. He went into tbe employ of the company when the Central Pacific Railroad was first operated and had seen more than thirty years' ser vice on the different lines. At the time of his death he was running a passenger engine on the Coast division. A PICTURESQUE RIDE. Special Train for Cazadero and Duncans Mills* Next Sunday. A grand excursion to Cazadero and Dun cans Mills, with seats reserved just like theater seats, is the leading event for next Sunday. The popular rate of $1 50 for the round trip has been secured, with a half rate for children under 12. A special train of first-class coaches will leave Sausalito ou the arrival of tbe 8 a. m. boat of the N. P. C. Railroad from this City, person ally conducted by Excursion Manager Locke, making fast time and giving three and a half hours at Duncans Mills or three, hours at Cnzadero and vicinity. Mr. Locke has established a reputation for carrying out his promises to the public, and it is no wonder that his excursions are receiving the patronage of the great mass of respect able workingmen and business men. These people only have Sundays for their outings, but they want just such accom modations and associations as Mr. Locke's excursions furnish. Tickets can only be secured on applicatiou at 333 O'Farrell street, where Mr. Locke's office is open daily until 9 p. m. • — ♦ — » A PHENOMENAL WELL. Water in Unexpected Quantity Struck Near Indio. Word was received at the headquarters of the Southern Pacific Company in this City of a most remarkable strike of water in the desert, 150 miles east of Los An geles, at a point known as Walter's sta tion. Here the surface of the ground is 195 feet below the level of the sea, ana the subterranean stream of water was struck at a depth of 485 feet below this surface, or 680 feet belo%v the sea level. Here there is undoubtedly a river of great volume, for the flow at the surface is no less than 8000 gallons per hour, and the force of the flow raised 5000 gallons an hour to a tank thirty feet above the ground. The larger portion of this water will be used to supply the locomotives of the company, and the surplus will be utilized for irrigation purposes around the s ction house, where already a garden has been made to bloom in the desert. NEW TO-DAY DOCTORSWEANY. The Ablest and Most Suc- cessful Specialist of the Age. How many poor, sick, discouraged, down-hearted, pain-tortured human beings there are in this world slowly but surely marching down to premature graves is be- yond the computation of the best medical men of to-day. In the midst of all this Suffering, Misery and Woe There is no physician who occupies a higher or more enviable position as a benefactor to humanity and a healer of the sick than the skilled specialist, DOCTOR SWEANY. It has been his life's study and work to cheer and comfort the sick, an. l he has re- stored to health many who liad long lost all hope for health and were in the very shadows of the Valley of Death. To the Young, Middle-Aged or Old Man, Who, through the follies of youth or the excesses or overwork in after life, ha 3 en- feebled his constitution, shattered his nervous system and diseased his brain, whose mind at time wanders, whose memory is failing and who positively knows that he is approaching an early and premature grave, it is to such as you that DOCTOR SW EANY'S treatment appeals with the most intense force. He will help you to Cast Off the Shackles of Disease, He will clothe you with the armor of health, he will make you a man among men, a tower of mental, physical and sexual strength. He treats and cures all Chronic Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Head, Heart, Throat, Stomach, Liver and Bowels. Kidney and Bladder Troubles, Catarrh, Rapture, Piles, Varicocele and that dreaded and loathsome private disease, the curse of humanity, the cause of degradation and un- timely death, thorou hly and forever cured by his new and sale treatment. Diseases of Women TREATED SCIENTIFICALLY AND WITH LNFAILING SUCCESS. The Poor Of this city are welcome to his professional services on Friday afternoons of every week free and without charge. Write your troubles if liTing away from the city. Thousands cured at home by correspondence and medicines sent. Address F|_ SWEANY M D 737 MARKET STREET, • *■• OwwtMll ■ 9 IWIa U.y ban Francisco, Cal. A RALLY IN THE MISSION Republicans of Two Districts to Hold a Rousing Meeting Tonight. Prominent Members of the Thirty. Fourth and Thirty-Fifth Will Open the Campaign. A rousing mass-meeting' will be held to night at the Mission Opera Hall on Mis sion street, between Seventeenth and Eighteenth, by the stalwart Republicans of the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth As sembly districts. This will virtually con stitute the opening of the Republican cam paign in the Mission nd a large attendance is expected. • ; The many who expect to attend are looking forward to the occasion with en thusiasm. Good speakers will be present, including Hon. Eugene F. .Loud, S. M. Shortridge, John T. Dare, Major C. "W. Kyle, Daniel T. Cole, Judge G. C. Groezin ger and George W. Elder. The vice-presidents will comprise such prominent citizens as the following: Thirty-fourth district— Percy Beamish, Hon. Eugene F. Bert, Hon. John L. Boone. Charles Mayer, Hon. John T. Broderick, Cord Wetjen, George W. Elder, W. W. Whan, William M. Cashman, J. E. Elkington; E. B. Smith, State Central Committeeman; R. Schueter, John Jackson, County Committeemen; H. G. Krasky, James Smiley, George Dietterle, Dr. E. iL. Mulligan, Z. T. Barber, George Burn hardt, J. Hanson, W. J. Kirkwood, F. M. I Zeising, D. J. Kelly. William Cnirns, | William Lowenberg, William A. Brown. George I C. Weir, Angus McLeJd, Henry Toimemacher, i Dr. P. F. C. Beihl, George Rutz, Judge G. C. Groezinger, William Patterson, 1 Clans Schroe der, J. K. C. Hobbs, H. C. Henderson, Joseph Schidei, Harry Beasley, P. L. Griffith, B. T. Colby, D. L. Munson, C. C. Butt, John Line fa an, Walter Lucas, I.J.Truman, C. E. Ester brook, Daniel T. Cole, John Lvcett, C. F. Mul lins, P. J. Gordon, W. T. Rogers, A. Dable, Charles Reno, William Casey, J. W. Madden, E. Gallagher, William Chase, Del B. Bowley, F. W. Hadley. 5, . - Thirty-fifth District— J. D Spreckles, John D. Daley, I. H. Thompson, John T. Dare, V. F. Northrop, C. M. Depew, R. H. Stafford. C. L. Hedemark, James McKnight. L. F. Mulville, J. W. Murphy, Perry J. bmith. W. W. Macey, M. J. McPherson, E. A. Grnut, J. N. Raeve, Burow Kelly, P. C. Francis, E. 11. Herrick, Dr. E. U. Torreilo, H. Collins, G. W. Lebenham, W. R. Plumb, D. I. Newkirk, Elgin MeNab. George Dean, R. B. Fredericks, A. J. Styclie, J. M. Rhodes, P. J. Hyde, S. Gamble, J. F. Butler. W. A. Newbert, A. P. Van Dueser. The mass-meeting will be held under the auspices of the Thirty-fourth Assembly District Central Republican Clud, of which the following are officers: F. J.Hnrst, president; E. W. Eustice, secretary; R. B. Bartlett, treasurer; Charles Mayer, chairman of executive committee; Dr. E. L. Mulligan, chairman of vice-presidents; George W. Elder, chairman of finance committee. The following constitute the committee of arrangements for the mass-meeting: F. J. Hurst, E. B. Smith, William Cashman, George W. Elder, W. W. Whan, . Cord Wetjen, E. W. Eustice. C. C. Butt. — : — — • Preferred Sitting to Standing; Something of a scene was created on one of the cars of the Fillmore-street line yesterday morning by two police officers refusing to give up their seats to two ladies on the request ot Conductor Townsend. Policemen and firemen are allowed to ride free on the cars, with the understanding that they, like children who are too young to be taxed ior transportation, relinquish their seats when they are required for revenue contributors. The officers are charged by the conductor with violating this understanding, and the officers deny the alle gation. A hearing will be had in reference to the matter before General Manager Vinintt to day, at which the three persons interested will be present. Should the statement of tne con ductor be sustained, the matter will probably be brought officially to the attention of the Police Department.