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Control of the County Com
mittee Is the Next
A Little Speech to Reporters
That Was Duly Ap
Fred Stratton , Says Politics Are a
Distinct Detriment to a
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,)
908 Broadway, Aujr, 16. f
The great Congressional primary is over
and partisans are not now wasting the
time in congratulating HUborn or condol
ing with Frick. They are already looking
to the future ana trying to figure out what
effect yesterday's work will have on the
coming County Convention. The "reform"
party is at present victorious and will as
suredly name the next Congressional Com
mittee. The county committee is of vastly
more importance to the element that
would rule in Aiameda County, and in a
few weeks' time the battle for its control
will have to be fought, and it will be more
bitterly contested than was the primary
of yesterday. The Frick element will need
to fight hard as it is no secret that the
strength of the old liners as developed
yesterday was a surprise to tne new fac
tion. Now that the Congressional fight is
disposed of Frick and Hilborn will hardly
be mentioned, but the fight for life will be
none the less torrid.
There are several interesting features in
the result of yesterday's fight, and al
though Fries only obtained nine out of
forty-seven delegates, it would be very
erroneous to suppose that these figures
represent their proportionate strength.
The exact proportion is really five to six
when the whole vote of the county is con
sidered. Out of nearly 12,000 vote?, Hil
born's majority was but 1001. These figures
show how evenly the party is divided as
between the merits of the two men. To
equalize these respective strengths or even
to turn the balance of power is a task not
at all formidable to some Aiameda County
politicians, and as ability to manage af
fairs is about as equally divided as the
votes, nothing further is needed to show
how keen will be the fight for the control
of the county committee. Hints are being
dropped that the Republican votes for
Congress will be as divided as at yester
day's primaries. Such work is heartily
condemned by who undoubtedly
will vote for his Jate opponent.
There is more Republicanism than per
sonality in the party in this county, and
for any one to insinuate that men like "W.
H. Chickering, George W. Reed, Victor
Metcall', Dr. Fisher and Dr. J. P. Dunn
will vote anything but the regular Re
publican ticket is the veriest kind of folly.
Judge Greene set a precedent for officials
this week that mignt well be followed by
many others in the county offices. It has
been customary for the most mysterious
secrecy to be observed in connection with
all Grand Jury indictments.
Judge Greene rather surprised the news
paper men, who were waiting to hear the
report of the Grand Jury last Wednesday.
"For the benefit of the press," he said,
"I will say that the Grand Jury has re
turned nine indictments. As you know,
gentlemen, the names of the parties can
not be made public under the law until
they are arrested." The usual practice is
to carry off the papers with as much
secrecy as though they were death war
rants issued by some local eonncil of ten
Judge Greene is one o.' the few county offi
cials who do not consider the average
newspaper correspondent particularly in
ferior to the average political office-holder
in the matter of discretion.
Fred 8. Stratton has contributed an
article to the Hifh School magazine
which should be read by the hundreds oi
youths who are considering the advisa
bihty of entering the law, politics or the
university. Fred w*s a High School gradu
ate of the centennial year class.
"The pursuit of politics," says Mr.
Stratton, is not, in cities at least, ol any
assistance to the attorney as such. It ia
rattier a distinct detriment. Political
success seldom brings desirable clients,
and this should be thoroughly understood
by the legal student. In the early years,
however, politics may with propriety be
cultivated merely as an introduction to
the public and as a means of enlarging
"To prepare for the law nothing is more
requisite than a careful preliminary edu
cation extending, if possible, through the
university. As to the latter, however,
success is often obtained ,withoutit. Too
many young men are anxious to econo
mize the three or four years passed in a
higher collegiate course. This, however,
unless a matter of strict necessity, is a
After reading the above remarks it is in
teresting to iearn that Attorney Btratton
i 3 doing his best to get a seat in tne next
The position occupied by the colored
citizens of this county was very clearly
shown when they had their day at the
exposition last week. The musical di
rector arranged a programme that was
suggestive of a Georgia Barbary Coast.
"Cakewalk," "Whistling Coon," "Black
Brigade" and "Ma Angeline" figured con
spicuously. As the idea of the manage
ment was to turn the programme over to
the colored citizens and let the race show
to tne best possible advantage, a protest
-was entered against the apparent though
unintentional insult, and the result
showed the wisdom of according the re
spect due the race to its local representa
The evening was one of music, song and
oratory and was enjoyed by a packed
louse, who were unanimously of the
opinion that the talent was equal to any
that has vet been furnished at the exposi
tion. When the Black Patti sang Friday
afternoon one of the most cultured audi
ences that could be gathered in this city
applauded her. "Dat New Bully" has no
ulace in local colored society. 8. W. B.
. — ' " ' '— ■
Kogers la Identified.
OAKLAND, Caju, Aug. 16,-Mis. AIJ
Whiting called at the County Jail to-day
and identified William Rogers as the man
who bad duped her out of money by rep
resenting that he knew her relatives in
the East. Rogers has worked the town
thoroughly, and several witnesses will ap
pear against iiim.
At the Macdonougn.
OAKLAND, Cal., Aug. 16.— Much in
terest is manifested in the re-opening
Monday night, for the season, of the Mac
nonough Theater. It has betn Mr. Froh
man's purpose in organizing this company
to make it symmetrical and evenly bal
anced; a collection of players at
home in illustrating the lijthest
comedies and the most intense dramas.
Within the last few years the Empire
Stocn Company, both at its own theater,
and in the leading cities throughout the
country, has appeared in the plays of the
mo>»t distinguished dramatists in this
country, of England and of France.
Mr. Frobman announces tbe following
list of actors to appear here as members of
the Empire Stock Company. The leading
heroic role will be played by William Fav
ersham and Viola Allen continues as lead
ing woman. Others especially worthy of
mention, wnose names mean quite as
I much as any adjective description, are J.
E. Dodson, Ferdinand Gottschalk, Robert
Edeson, E. Y. Backus, William H. Cromp
ton, Charles Day, Jamison Lee Kinney,
George C. Peares, Annie Irish, Yda Con
quest, May Robson, Jane Harwar, Ellen
Gail, Lotta NicolJ and Katherine Mulkin3.
The repertoire is as follows: Monday,
Henry Arthur Jones, "Tlie Masqaer
aders." Tuesday, Clyde Fitch, "Boneniia."
Wednesday matinee", A. W. Pinero, "Bene
fit of the Doubt-" Wednesday evening,
Henry Arthur Jones, "The Masqueraders."
The Third Week.
OAKLAND, Cal., Aug. 16.— The expo
sition will start on its third week to-mor
row. A genuine cake walk will be the
feature of the evening. The musical pro
gramme will be as follows: March,
"Whistline Coon," Weldon; overture,
"Ten Minutes With the Minstrels," Bow
iron; "Dat Cake Walk,' Lamp; schot
tische, -'Ma Angeiine," Lee Johnson;
"The Darkies' Jubilee." Turner; medley,
"The Black Brigade, 1 ' Beyer: "Darkies'
Patrol," Lansing; march, "King Cotton,"
The Major Is Released.
OAKLAND, Cal., Aug. 16.— "Major"
Waters, the colored chimney-sweeper who
was arrested at the primaries yesterday,
was bailed out to-day. His friends gath
ered $40 together and came to his relief.
The major, it is stated, showed a knife at
the polls. __________
The Berkeley Christian Bible
Seminary Will Occupy
Stiles Hall.
Another Religious Sect Is Now Es
tablished ia the University
Students' Buildiog.
BERKELEY, Cal., Aug. 16.— The new
Berkeley Bible Seminary will open to
morrow and will occupy during the first
year the upper auditorium of Stiles Hall.
Tbe establishment of this school of the
Christian church in Stiles Hall gives the
Unitarians a companion sect in a possible
reopening of the fierce controversy that
has raged with regard to the propriety of
allowing religious services of a certain
I creed to' be held in the hall, which is a
' university building. Orthodox divines of
i Berkeley have more than once vigorously
protested against the rental of the hall to
"I do not know that there has been any
opposition to our occupying the hall,"
said Dr. Jefferson, president of the semi
nary. "At any rate, our contract to rent
the auditorium is closed, and so I suppose
the matter is settled.*'
About twenty students will enter for
the first year. Regular classes will be or
j ganited to-morrow in Old Testament, his
tory and literature, and in the life of
Christ, Dr. Jefferson will deliver a course
of lectures on "The Importance, Princi
j pies and Methods of Biblical Study."
I These lectures will be delivered on
Wednesday afternoons at 4 o'clocK, unless
another hour shall be found to be more
All the classes and lectures are open not
only to regular students of the seminary,
but also to all other persons who desire to
attend. No tuition or other fees are
charged by the seminary for any of the
work, and all persons are welcome to avail
themselves of its advantages.
Tbe seminary is supported by an en
dowment, and is in Berkeley for the good
it can do.
The College of Mines.
BERKELEY, Cal., Aug. 16.— An unusu
ally large proportion of the new class at the
State University are students in the min
ing college, which appears to be enjoying
a sort of boom.
"The increase in the number of mining
students is the result of the favorable loca
tion of the university in one of the most
interesting mining regions of the world."
said Professor Senger, chairman of the
faculty committee on students' creden
tials. "The college bids fair to grew into
one of the greatest mining colleges in the
"The university class of 1900 will be
slightly larger than that of '99. In spite
of severe entrance requirements, the num
ber of admissions to lreshman standing at
present exceeds the total admission to
freshman standing during the last college
year. The number of graduate students
veil! also be larger than during the year
To-morrow the freshmen will register,
and on Tuesday they will be addressed by
the president ot the university.
Church Services.
ALAMiSDA, Cal., Aug. 16.— Rev. F.
Bovard of the Park-street M. E. Church
exchanged pulpits this morning with Rev.
Alfred Kummer, D.D., of Oakland.
Professor Coe of Evanstown University
of Illinois occupied the pulpit of the First
Presbyterian Church this evening. His
subject was "Christianity and Evolution."
At the Baptist Church Rev. J. F. Moody
took as his themes, "Gathered Jewels"
and "Workers Together."
Rev. Dodson preached in the morning
at the Unitarian Church. His subject was
"The Evolution of a Sacrament."
At tbe Congregational Church Rev. Jee
Gam spoke in the morning of the work
done in California by the American Mis
sionary Society among the Cninese.
Student Republicans.
BERKELEY, Cal., Aug. 16.— The Uni
versity of California Republican Club will
hold a meeting to-morrow afternoon,
when a president will be elected, Willard
D. Thompson, the present head of the or
ganization, having graduated in 1896.
Old Landmark Gone.
ALAMEDA, Cal., Aug. 16.— The old
Newport House, owned by John Winfield,
at the corner of Centrai avenue, near Sec
ond, burned down last night. The loss
was $3000. The property is supposed to
have been fully insured.
The fire was caused by an explosion of
coal oil, the alarm being turned in at 10:30
o'clock from box 12.
The house was an old landmark of the
West End, and was well known when the
Newport baths near it were nourishing.
Training of a Soul.
Rev. Dr. Dille in his sermon lest night com"
pared the training of the soul for heaven to
the training of an athlete who contemplates
the winning of a prize. The latter must divest
himself of all superfluous flesh so that his
limbs may be free and his muscles be given
full play. The former must divest himself of
his cumbersome sins, otherwise he may stum
tie and fall and so never reach the goal.
"He who falls in a race," said he, "throws
others that follow him, therefore all should
be so trained that the danger of stumbling
rices not exist."
Murray Township Wants
to Name a Superior
The Interior Demands Recogni
tion on the \Republi
can Ticket.
Only Two Judges to Be Elected and
Already There Are Sev
eral Candidates.
Oakland Office San Fratccisco Call,)
908 Broadway, Aug. 16. f
The interior of the county has decided
that all the nominations at the disposal of
George W. Langan of Livermore, Who Is Favored by the Interior of the County
as Judge Prick's
the Republican party shall not in the
futare be gobbled up by Oakland, Ala
meda and Berkeley, as in the past.
Murray township has declared that it
must have one of the two nominations
that will be made at the County Conven
tion for Superior Judge. In their demand
they are sustained by the other townships,
and so the man who expects the support
of fully half of the Republicans of Ala
meda County must not ignore the upper
country in his plans.
With unfailing regularity the delegates
from the townships have gone to county
conventions and have meekly submitted
to the demands of the managers of candi
dates. Each time they have been told
that no man from the interior could hope
to be elected and that the country would
be recognized next time.
'While this statement is not absolutely
true, it is nearly so. Two years ago the
nomination for County Treasurer was
given to Joseph Herrscher of San Leanuro,
but as it was yielded from policy rather
than merit. Herrscher failed of election, as
the men who nominated him expected
that be would.
The man who is now put forward by
Murray Township is George W. Langan of
Livermore, whom they want to receive a
nomination for Superior Judge. Two of
the Superior Judges will retire this year,
and already there are several candidates
for the nominations.
Judges Frick and Greene are the retiring
jurists, but Frick will not try to succeed
nimself, having had his share of the
party's support in his struggle for the Con
gressional nomination, but Judge Greene
will be again in the field. Sam P. Hall
and W. L. Hill are already in the field, and
if the demand of the interior is granted
the fight in Oakland will be very bitter.
G. W. Langan is a member of the Army
and Navy Republican League, and has a
strong following in the townships. Unless
the four-year term be held to be invalid
there will be so few county nominations to
be made at the approaching convention
that Livermore will have to fight hard for
a share.
Missionary James C. Perkins, Native
Son and Graduate of Berkeley.
James C. .Pencina, a graduate of the
University of California in 1874, a lawyer
in this City for four years and a mission
ary in Southern India for the last ten and
a half years, addressed a meeting in the
Y. M. C. A. building yesterday afternoon.
He spoke of Hindooi^m and its fallacies,
and he told of the self-sacrifice of some of
the high-caste men, who, having pro
fessed Christianity, heroically bear all the
indignities heaped upon them by their fel
low-countrymen of the ancestral religion
of India.
One instance he cited. He and several
other missionary clergymen were out on a
street corner talking raDidly, toy turn, in
order to hold the attention of their au
dience, for the warm weather is not con
ducive to the maintenance for any length
of time of a street crowd.
As they talked in a Salvation Army
style of the Christ and of the religion of
salvation they watched for faces in the
crowd that seemed to be impressed with
the discourse. They saw one man evi
dently deeply interested. They ap
proached him and engaged him in con
versation. He was an intellectual and edu
cated Hindoo of the highest caste, and a
man of great wealth. He had no children;
his home life was happy. So neither the
advantages of the Christian schools for
children or the shelter of the church for a
forlorn soul affected his desire for Christ
ianity. Furthermore, in bis neighbor
hood the congregation of the Christian
church was made up of low caste men.
Notwithstanding this he humbled his
pride and was baptized. Subsequently,
extensive acres that he owned, that had
been in the possession of his family for
generations, but which were ret officially
recorded were levied upon. He was re
quested to establish his claim by wit
nesses, the usual mode. Not a native
would testify in his behalf, and the prop
erty went to the Government by default.
His cattle were poisoned.
He was tormented in every way, and all
because of his faith. He bore it lor a year.
He endured it for three, for five years; he
is still holdine steadfastly to the religion
of Christ. But all Hindoos are not like
this one. There are zealous Christians
among them ; there are lukewarm Chris
tians; there are hypocrites. Humanity is
the same in India as in America.
Mr. Perkins believes that the reclama
tion of India from the narrowing effects of
! Hindooism with its insurmountable
system of castes will be accomplished in
time by Christianity and largely by the
railroads, tbe castes being compelled to
mingle to a certain extent during railroad
travel. He is the first graduate of the
State University who ever went into the
missionary field. Fifteen years ago he
became a Christian and gave up the law
for the ministry. Mr. Perkins was born
in Sacramento. He arrived here about
five weeks ago from India and will remain
here about five weeks longer. In March
he purposes to return to his work in
Madura, Southern India.
Founder of the Schofleld Normal and
Industrial School gpeakg of Her Work.
Martha Schofield, the founder of the
Schofield Normal and Industrial School
for colored students, at Aiken, South Car
olina, is at the Occidental Hotel.
Yesterday she attended Friends' meeting
and after services gave a short sketch of
the institution founded by her in 1868, she
having entered upon the work in 1865.
The'school has over 250 students, 70 of
whom board at the school and are being
taught to be better home-makers and bet
ter citizens. . _
The several industrial departments, such
as printing, harness-making, carpenter
ing, store-keeping and farming, are all
doing excellent work.
The eirls are taught cooking, sewing,
laundrywork and housekeeping.
"Scores of young men and women from
distant parts of the State write for work
that may enabie tnem to enjoy the educa-
tional facilities afforded by the institu
Tne institution has a small endowment,
and is chartered and held by trustees. But
the running expenses are raised chiefly
by the efforts of the founder. The man
agement never runs in debt, and is thank
ful for any donations or even a spirit of
well wishing and words of encourage
Cause of More Damage Than
Was Done by the Flames
to the Acid-House.
Superintendent Pollock and James
Garrity Thrown Out of a Buggy
and Seriously Injured.
Oakland Office San Feancisoo Call,)
908 Broadway, Aug. 16. f
The alarm given for a fire last ni«ht at
the California Powder Works was the
cause of a very serious accident, and two
men are nursing broken bones as the con
Late last night a fire was discovered in
the nitric acid house of the powder works.
Word was at once sent to Superintendent
Pollock, who lives at Pinole, and he started
for the works. He was accompanied by
James Garrity, and the exigency of the
occasion did not tend to induce tnem to
spare horseflesh in their ride to the scene
of the fire. They expected each moment
to hear one of the fearful concussions the
secret of which old residents on this side
of the bay well know. They had gone
about half-way along the road and had
just rounded the turn when there was a
Their team and a hay wagon met end
on and Pollock and Garrity were thrown
to the ground and seriously injured. Gar
rity was rendered unconscious for a time,
and an examination later showed that he
haa a fractured collarbone and two broken
ribs, besides bruises innumerable. Super
intendent Pollock was aiso badly cut and
bruised, but not so seriously ai bis com
panion. The injured men were taken back
to Pinole ana attended to. The fire at the
powder works destroyed the loof of the
nitric acid uouse, but no further damage
was Cone,
Broke Wheel and Ankle.
OAKLAND, Cal., Aug. 16. — Paul A.
Somers met with an accident on the Hay
wards electric road to-day. He was coin
ing toward Oakland and was holding his
wheel to the side of the car on which he
was standing. A car coming from the op
posite direction struck the wheel and
knocked it and Somers into the road. The
wheel was broken, and 80 wa3 Somers'
The Heavy-Weight Pugilist's Noble
Battle Against Pneumonia.
Jim Jeffries, the phenomenal heavy
weight from Los Angeles, who was to
meet Van Buskirk on the 25th inst, has
been quite ill with pneumonia for the past
three days. At one time he was so low it
was deemed advisable to telegraph his
family to come here and remain by what
was expected to be his deathbed.
Yesterday a change for the better took
place, and Dr. McCarthy, the attending
physician, pronounced his patient out of
danger, and his relatives will not be sum
moned here.
Jeffries was quite unfortunate and was
stricken down the very first day he began
Btelzner, Fitzsimmons' sparring part
ner, has been substituted to go against
Van Buskirk. Fitz speaks highly of Stelz
ner and deems him a good man. The
sports think this will be a much warmer
contest than if Jeffries had stayed well.
Henry Peppers and Frank Purcell will
battle ten rounds the same night, This
also will be a good set-to, as Peppers is by
many considered the be«t midcHe- weight
on the coast and Purcell is a "rusher."
General Forsyth Has Gone
East on Two Months'
Ordnance Officers Changing the
Twelve • Inch Rifle
No Troops There, But a Watchman
Guards the Big
Brigadier-General James W. Forsyth,
U. S. A., left the City for the East yester
day. He has leave of absence for two
months, and will visit Chicago, Washing
ton, New York, Boston and Bar Harbor.
Colonel William R. Shatter, First Infan
try, U. S. A.,Jia now in command of the
Department of California, and will serve
in that capacity until General Forsyth
First Lieutenant J. franklin Bell, Sev
enth Cavalry, aid, staff of General Forsyth,
has gone with Captain W. E. Dougherty,
First Infantry, to the Hoopa Valley In
dian Agency. On his return from the
north he will proceed to the camps of
troops B, C, I and X, Fourth Cavalry, at
the Yosemite, Sequoia and General Grant
National Parks, for the purpose of inspect
ing cavalry horses.
Major Edward Field, eecond Artillery,
has been directed to make an inspection
of horses pertaining to light batteries D
and F, Fifth Artillery, at the Presidio.
First Lieutenants Edward T. Brown,
W. H. Coffin, George W. Gatchell and
Second Lieutenant William P. Pence,
Fifth Artillery, leave for the artillery
school at Fort Monroe on September 1.
The officers leaving here are Lieutenants
Jordan, McLaughlin, Ridgeway, Skerrett
and Carbaugh of the Fifth Artillery.
Lieutenant Payne of the Fourth Artillery
also comes to this station.
In the assignments of officers for a tour
of light battery duty, First Lieutenants
Newccmb and Ridgeway go to Battery F,
and First Lieutenants Strauband Treat go
to Battery D.
The summer practice of heavy artillery
at the Presidio has not been completed.
Some delay was caused in procuring pow
der of the particular grade and quality de
sired, and now the ordnance officers are
making some changes in the carriages and
platforms of the 12-inch breechloading
rifles on the bluff above Fort Point. A
12-inch rifle is in position at Lime Point.
No troops are stationed there, but a watch
man keeps an eye on the gun.
The department quartermaster has re
ceived permission to purchase thirty-five
horses for light battery use.
The fiield-staff band and seven com
panies of the First Infantry, U. 8. A.,
left the Presidio Thursday for practice
march to Santa Cruz. The first camp was
made two miles beyond Ingleside. The
command should reach Santa Cruz next
First Lieutenant Frank Greene, Signal
Corps, Acting Inspector of Small Arms
Practice, has been directed to proceed to
the Yosemite, Sequoia and General Grant
National Parks, to carry out special in
structions of the department commander
with reference to the target practice of
troops there stationed.
First Lieutenant Thomas R. Adams,
quartermaster Fifth Artillery, has been
granted leave of absence for twenty days.
Loave of absence for twenty days was
granted to First Lieutenant George W.
Gatchell, Fifth Artillery.
Leavs of absence for fifteen days has
been granted to Captain George H. G.
(}ale, Fourth Cavalry.
Private Perry E. Hill, Company A, First
Infantry, was tried by a court-martial at
Angel Island, and upon a plea of guilty
found guilty of conduct to the prejudice
of good order and military discipline and
disobedience of orders in violation of the
Twenty-first Article of War and was sen
tenced "to forfeit to the United States $10
of his pay."
General Forsyth in reviewing the find
ings of the court-martial had this to say
in Special Orders No. 89:
Nothing appearing of record to explain why
■o light a sentence had been imposed for a con
fessed disobedience of orders manifested In
the presence of enlisted men and of the officer
giving said orders, the proceedings were re
turned and the court invited to reconsider Its
sentence. The court then placed upon record
Its belief that the accused had not a '-thorough
understanding of the con sequen ces of his plea, "
its doubt "whether or not he heard and under
stood the order" he disobeyed, and "considered
that the charge should properly have been laid
under the sixty-second Article of War."
The court adhered to its former sentence.
Whether or not the accused understood "the
consequences of his plea" is not known be
cause the court failed to question him on that
point. Whether the act of disobedience was
willful, and hence a plain violation of the
twenty-first Article of War, or the result of a
failure to hear and understand the order, and
in that case no offense whatever, cannot now
be known , for it appears the court
indulged enly in theories concerning the
significance of the prisoner's plea and the
degree oi his guilt instead of following its plain
path of duty, as marked out by precedents and
the uniform procedure of courts-martial, to
.call for witnesses and by the weight of their
"testimony solve the doubts that beset it.
It may be stated as a guiding rule that the
plea of an enlisted man should never be ac
cepted by a court-martial as final when such
an acceptance raises a grave doubt as to a mis
carriage of justice. In all such cases available
evidence should be obtained and considered.
The court having failed in this respect and
raised a doubt as to the justice of its own find-
Ing upon the second charge and its specifica
tion, the finding thereon la disapproved.
Furloughs have been eranted to Allen P.
Shannon, Company C, First Infantry;
Lance Corporal William Meyer, Troop I,
Fourth Cavalry; Michael Ruschel, Troop
I, Fourth Cavalry; Edward Becker, Com
pany G, First Infantry; Musician John
Aston, Battery I, Fifth Artillery; acting
Hospital Steward John G. Abele, Hospital
Corps; Christopher Holbrook, Company
C, First Infantry; Corporal Byron C.
Parsons, Battery C, Fifth Artillery ; James
Prosek, Company C, First Infantry;
Arthur 8. Bullman, Battery C, Fifth Ar
tillery; Henry Witt, Company G, First
Infantry ; Sergeant Stanislaus M. Neisser,
Troop I, Fourth Cavalry; Harry D. Nel
son, Battery X, Fifth Artillery; Musician
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An Immense Lot of Second-hand Carpets,' Furni-
ture, Mirrors and Pictures. = •'-•■-_•■ • . ' -
- H. J. liEUTHOLTZ, Auctioneer. •
B. M. BIRDBALL, Proprietor, v
. Office— 4lo Knarnr Street: • ;
Tue5day..... ........V...V.V- August 18. 1898,
" '.< ■'-. By order Of W. F. WHEELER, E&Q.,
Z I will sell on the premises. 1729 Broadway, the
magnificent : Upright ; Piano,? rich Upholstery,
splendid Oriental Bric-a-Brac and elegant Carpets
in above residence. -' Particulars to-morrow, fv • ■ . ' ;
. Fine House to rent. ■ -
; :■'■-. '.. .■■-•.• ■;•■ . GKO.F.LAMSON. Auctioneer.
Dennis Shea, Company D, First Infantry;
Louis Jaeger, Light Battery. F, Fifth Ar
tillery; John W. Roberts, Company G,
First Infantry, and Nicholas M. Hauser,
Company C, First Infantry.
A Pleasant Day in Social Reunion at
the Bay Side.
The Journeymen Bakers' and Confec
tioners' Union gave a picnic yesterday at
Germarria Gardens, Harbor View, and en
joyed the outing thoroughly. With their
wives and families and friends they made
a jolly party, that passed the time in vari
ous ways at tneir own sweet will, some
finding diversion in games, others taking
advantage of the fine afternoon to rest in
the open air, while most of those at the
picnic gathered in the dance pavilion.
Dancing was the main feature of the
oicnic, for there were no formal exercises.
It was not a day or a time for occupying
the mind with speeches and conventional
recitations, so the bakers thought, but one
exclusively devoted to social pleasure. 80
the bakers and their friends did nothing
but enjoy themselves all day long.
In the afternoon great sport was had in
games, which were composed of races for
young ladies, married women, men and
boys, and also several events for children.
Each event was warmly contested for
0. Grassmann was chairman of the com
mittee of arrangements and also of the
games committee. W. Raake acted as floor
manager, and the reception of visitors as
well as all other matters was in the hands
of A. Eisolt, J. Muller, A. Jackofski, J.
Wieland, C. Blackman, W. Schneider, C.
Frank, L. Apfelbach, W. Raake and W.
Kogel. _ — ___^___ — _
The Pacific Club Defeats the
Californias by Many
The Junior Members of Two Clubs
Contest a Game at tbe Golden
Gate Grounds.
There was only one cup cricket contest
played : yesterday. It was between ' the
Pacifies ■ and Californias, was '- played at
Alameda and resulted in a victory for the
Pacifies by 47 runs. ;./
'■:■:■}. The Pacifies went in first and compiled
the very respectable total of 127. - ; Messrs. ;
Sewell, Pocock ; and ■■_■ Harbour .'■'. were the
principal \ contributors to this total. It
must be noticed, however, that the team
was short two men, and that such mem
bers as John Theobald, Casidy and Tiede
mann were conspicuous by their absence.
The score, nevertheless, proved ade
quate, for the ; California's, in .spite of ex
cellent play on the part of Van ■ Norden
and Shroder, failed to amass more than 80
runs. The fielding on both sides was good
and the match, one-sided though ,it was,
excited the interest of a goodly crowd of
spectators. Following are the full scores:
H. Richardson c. Van Norden b. Banner.. .'. ... 7
F. Sewell c. sub. b. Gellatly .'.'.'.. . .............. .36
H. E. Pocock c. sub. b. 8r00k5.... .......; 33
J. Meyers c. Brooks b. Oellatly. ;.;........ 9
J. H. Harbour b. Sollom ....:.................... 1 5
R. C. Jameson. c. Gellatly b. 8r00k5.;.......... 0
A. Dickinson c. sub. b. 50110 m...................* 3
R. H. Delaneld not 0ut.... 10
B. Theobald c. Gellatly b. Sollom : 9
Extras 6
T0ta1......... ..............127
Maid- Wick-
Balls. Runs, ens. ets.
50110 m...:... ............... 92 ;; 43 2 . 3
Barnaby ................ 90 -34 .2 1
8r00k5...................... 42 25 0 2
Gei/atly .................... 42 20 1 2
-„-;;,_. .. CALIFOKNIAS. , ' .' - .
P. D. Gellatly run 0ut............. 3
S. Hhroderc. Dickinson b. Harbour. 14
W. Ricketts b. Dickinson ....;.... 0
J. B. BrooKS b. Dickinson.: . .. . . .v. ... ........... 10
V. Sollom c. Myers b. Kichardson ............ 3
J. Cionin & Dickinson b. Harbour... 3
8. VanNorden not 0ut...:."...::.....;..'..;....'..": 25
C Banner c. Meyers b. Dickinson 16
Extras...... 7
Total .....80
• Maid- Wick-
Balls. Bans.' ens.' " ets. ■>
Richardson 72 20 2 1
Dickin50n:................. 81 '83 6 ; 3
Harb0ur.*...:............... 24 31 0 2
; - The ; young I cricketers had a glorious
time at Golden Gate, the teams > represent
ing the Junior departments of the Alame
da and Bohemian clubs. While the game
had " not | the • importance of a scheduled
adult contest it revealed the fact that the
coming I generation of California cricket
ers are likely to be heard from. As the
following score shows the Alatneda colts
worsted their opponents by half a century :
'.'. ■■'..; ; 'j; ;; ALAMEDA JUNIOBS. ::
V. Seebeckc. Silva b. Myall .....;........„.., 41
B. >irdc and b. Mya11......: .................... 18
B. Ward c. Bhirdler b. 5t0rm................... 28
W. Fortmann b. J. Shirdler ........; 0
H. Perkins c. S. Snirdler h. J. 5hird1er......... 0
H. Whitley c. Scanlan b. J.;Shirdler...;r.-.~~7»8
B. Theobald b. 5i1va...... ...:.■. a
F. Btahl c. Tucker b. 5t0rm........... .. « 0
C-Zemberb. 5i1va...:.. .....:....'...-....-. :...:r..- 0
A. ones c. Tucker b. 5t0rm.............,.....:. ■ 0
Extra 5...... ........................................ 18
T0ta1 ...::; ...tt '.. ;.:..:..:..... ........:..;iio
> Balls. • Runs. Maidens. Wickets.
8. 8hird1er. . . . .... . . 3« >16 ' v 2-0
J. Shirdler .....5S 41 '■ 0; •■ : 3
5t0rm...... ...... 48 ; 24 - :0- , . 3 .
Myall .... ...'.:.:: 18 14 '*•••, o~" 2 :
Bilva .......;. .6 -2 0 2
J. Shirdler b. Seebeok..' :..... 12
J. Tucker b. 5eebeck..:... ."..;.: '.............,..■. <■' 0
F. Storm c. Ward 0. 5eebeck..::....;.......".... • 18
P. Scanlan b Fort man. :.........-......■..-...;..•• o
a. Bhirdler c. and b.Seebeck .-..:....;... ..;..'...■. 6
J. Silva c. Fort man b. Bird : ...iV.'. ................ ' 4'
W. Young c. Fortrnan b. Bird .......;... ...... . 4,
E. Myall b. 8ird:.......:... ;....;. 0
W. Harrigan not out m'.'.tvr^:: ,~:7.~.7:.^.rrr'.T.'Z'aT
8. Aithausen c. Ward b. 5eebeck.. ....".■.;...;■.'..- -.'4
A. Zamloch b. Fort man.'. ... ..".;..":...;..,;■,;■,..; -'■ 3
Extra 5.............. '.....;....;...... 3
T0ta1 ............ .L.... ....... \.\.. ............ 60
•■ ; • • Balls. Runs. Maidens. Wickets.
Seebeck ....64 ~35 ' 0 6 ' >-s
F0rtman... ......... 31 :- 13 "• 1 -'!,■ :
-8ird.:............... 9 8 0 3
End of the Haverford Boys* Tour.
Local Events.
The Haverford College boys have at last
concluded their cricketing tour in Eng
land. They have been fairly successful,
having played fifteen matches, lost four,
won four and drawn seven. Six of the
team are on their way home and the rest
are doing a tour of the Continent. It is
expected that Lester, whose batting aver
Office and Warehouse, 21 1-213 Lark in St.
AUg. 17, 11 A. M..
On Account of Immediate Departure,
Tbe New Furniture of Elegant Residence,
Parlor Furniture in suits and odd pieces of eleeant,
easy Chairs, 20 solid oak and walnut Bedroom
suits. Folding Beds. Chiffoniers, odd Bureaus and
Bedstead*, tine hair, clipper and spring Mat-
tresses, elegant Pillows, Blankets aad other Bed-
ding in large quantity, 1500 yarns Brussels Car-
pet. Lace Curtains, Portieres and Draperies, magni-
ficent Wardrobes with French plate front. Hail
Tree, Parlor Tables, also fine Dining-room Furni-
ture. Kitchen Furnllure, etc.
Note.— This elegant house was furnished less
than a year ago, and the furniture and carpets are
same as new and present a rare chance to buy fine
goods at your own price.
L. H. BURD, Auctioneer.
age is 89%, will be played in the Philadel
phia team when they meet the Austra
Some important matches have taken
place recently on the English grounds.
The Eton and Harrow event resulted in a
draw. Eton was within 34 runs of victory
at the call of time and had lost but 2
Rugby beat Marlborough at Lords by
an inning and 36. Middlesex beat Sussex
by 9 wickets. Leicestershire beat Hamp
shire by 21. Yorkshire won from Glouces
tershire by 266 and from Somersetshire by
84. Kent got the better of Surrey by 64.
The status of the first-class counties is
now as follows:
Tlayed. Won. Lost. Drawn.
Yorkshire 20 13 2 5
Surrey 18 13 4 1
Lancashire 13 9 3 1
Middlesex....... 9 6 2 1
NOU3 .9 4 3 2
The Australians met the formidable M.
C. C. at Lords. The match resulted in a
draw, all in favor of the home team.
Scores: Australia 202 and 321, M. C. C.
367 in first innings. Trott made 103 for
the visitors.
The latter played Surrey a few days
later and were victorions by seven wickets.
The game is attracting increased atten
tion in Portland. Last week the Muit
nomah team defeated the Associated
Banks by 92. Captain Lawrence made 19
for tne victors and took five wickets for 40
runs. He is said, however, not to be play
ing in his best form this season.
To-day the Portland Athletic Club will
endeavor to revenge itself for the drub
bing inflicted on them by the Banks last
month, and to that end Captain Van
Heekereen has strengthened his team con
W. Coates, ex-captain of the Penryn
Colony Club, is visiting the City. His
many friends will regret to learn that a
severe attack of rheumatic fever nas
necessitated his retirement from the
cricket field. Umpire.
Citizens Near Union and Leavenworth
Streets "Will Ask to Have m
Nusiance Abated.
The residents in the vicinity of Union
and Leavenworth streets are very much
annoyed at what they term a menace to
their health. A petition is being made
ready to be presented to the Board of
Health, asking that the nusiance be
The following document is being signed
by tbe property-owners and residents of
the section mentioned:
San Francisco, August 13. 1896.
To the Honorable Board of Health, San Fran
cisco — Gentlemen : Your attention is respect
fully called by the undersigned to the bad
condition of the sewerage at the corner of
Union and Leavenworth streets, which, if no:
attended to at once, will not only be detri
mental to property-owners, but will also be a
menace to the health of the residents in the
Trusting that this will receive your im
mediate attention, we are yours, respectfully.
This will be presented at the next meet
ing of the board by a committee to be ap
pointed for that purpose.
The nusiance is a tank or cistern under
the street at Leavenworth and Union in
which water is said to be stored for use in
case of fire, for the pressue from the
hydrants at that elevation is not con
sidered sufficient to force the water into
the hose in case of need. Pressure is easily
had to supply all demands for the engine
at the power-house at the same elevation,
however, and the need of the cistern is not,
therefore, apparent.
Its Thirty-Third Anniversary at
the First Unitarian
Charles A. Murdock's Felicitous Ad.
dress to the Children— Fioral
The thirty-third anniversary of the Pil
grim Sunday-school was celebrated yester
day morning in the First Unitarian
Church. Rev: William G. Eliott Jr., who
is the associate pastor with the Rev. Dr.
Stebbins, is soon to go East|and after next
Sunday will be seen no more in the church.
The children of the school, some 200
strong are specially well behaved, atten
tive and intelligent. During the exercises
the children repeated the following prayer :
Our heavenly Father, we thank thee for this
day and all its blessings; we thank thee for
our Sunday-school, for kind teachers and kind
friends. We pray that thy blessing may rest
upon our school in the years to come as in
years gone by. We, ourselves, would learn to
love and help our school more and more. May
thy spirit, O God, be ever present in our
hearts. May we hear the still, small voice
ever warning us against wrong-doing and urg
ing us to do well. We are children, O God —
we know very little of the great sorrows and
the groat joys of life; we know not what the
years may bring to us, but we pray that we
may so live now as to inherit the kingdom pre
pared for each one of us from the beginning of
the world, the kingdom of thy love. Amen.
After music and Scripture reading by
the Rev. Samuel Slocombe, tbe children
were addressed by Charles A. Murdock,
who has been a member of the churcn for
thirty-three years, and the superintend
ent of the Sunday-scbool for twenty-five
He told the children reminiscences of
his own boyhood, when he used to go to
Sunday-school in • New England town in
a one-horse shay and take his luncheon
with him, so far'was the distance from his
home to the church.
"The life of every child," he said, "may
be likened to a fertile garden, in which
may be grown either choice fruits and
flowers or worthless weeds. The purpose
of our school, children, is to aid you in
wisely cultivating this garden and keeping
it free from weeds, but withont your own
earnest co-operation it is not in the power
of anybody to make you grow up to be
good men and women."
Brief addresses were also made by Dr.
Stebbins and Superintendent Eliot. After
the benediction and before dispersing,
each and every boy and girl was presented
with a bunch of beautiful fragrant flowers.
> — • — *
Express trains pass each other at a
velocity of ninety yards a second.
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a^fii^ dtiii KEAKXY ST. Established
83*1 f^Ssl in 1*54 for the treatment of Private
Sat IK tag Diseases, Lost Manhood.. Debility or
«W|n disease wearing 011 body and mind and
iuS^BSrmS Skin Diseases. The doctorcureswhen
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