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Ministers Are Assigned to
Their New Fields of
It Was Not Discussed at Any
of the Sessions of the
Santa Eosa Tried to Secure the Next
Session, but Labored in
OAKLAND. Cal,, Sept. 27. The nn
nual conference of the Methodist
Church South concluded its labors and
1 understand that an attempt is being made to discredit
the statement published in THE CALL over
the names of myself and of ex-Judge
Strother of Fresno. 1 wish to state that
those were our expressions, dictated to THE
CALL'S correspondent, and that we outlined
them with the full understanding that they
were to appear over our names and offices.
Judge Strother left for his home to-day,
but we made the statement together, and as
far as one man is able to speak for another 1
will say that it was thoroughly understood that our names
were to be attached to it. Nor have I yet changed mv mind
a particle. W. F. COFFIN, :
Presiding Elder and Member of the Cabinet.
adjourned to-night, to meet again in Oak
land next year.
The conference is said by the Bishop to
have been one of the most fruitful and
pleasant ever held on the coast. When it
met there was an expectation that a very
important discussion would arise as to the
meaning cf the word 'control" in para
graph 120 of the discipline of the church.
A petition to the Bishop and other mem
bers of the conference was drawn up and
addressed to them, but was presented
only to ihe cabinet, consisting of the five
presiding elders and the Bishop.
"The petition ot the lay members
reached Bishop Hargrove and the cabi
net." said Rev. C. W. C. Smith to-night,
"and, having become acquainted with the
expression of the laity, its mission was
considered to be fulfilled. It was not de
sired to brin-2 it beiore the whole confer
ence, but was intended for the Bishop and
el. ers. It was signed by a la*ge number
of the lay members."
The petition is a- follows :
To the Bishop, pre?i!ina elders and other mem
bets if the Pacfic conferthee <>/ thi 31. K. Church
Smith, iti iefswn at Oakland, « a.'., Stplember,
I*S7, and to all OttlClt concined— Deai*. BBETH
i:tx: We, the undersigned lay mewl of
the M. E. Church Sou.h, within said confer
ence, carnestiy desirous 01 '.lie peace and pros
jerity of our beloved church, yet profoundly
impressed by a condition that exists among
us. present ior your consideration the lollow
ing paper, setting forth in brief the principles
which we beiieve sbdbld be observed by all
concerned, to avert cab mi, y and restote har
mony and brottie:l>* love.
We" believe that the doctrines of our church
are taught in the Holy Bible, and that in its
interpretation an.l application the :arge*-t lib
erty of consciencj loisistent witn personal
purity of hie and conduct should be allowed.
We, the hndersigtied, believe that ihe
Chris, i-n die is governed hy the l*w of
spirdnal lite in Christ Jesus, a; 1 that ;he law
of the "spirit of life in Christ Jesus .us made
us free from the law of siu and ilea-. and
re*, whoso looketh into the perfect law ol lib
erty should De not a forge i bearer, but a
doer of tne work, in ord.rio be "blessed in
his dee I."
We believe that the spirit, in his benign
work on the human spirit, Dears unmistakable
iruit in life and conduct, and that "the iruit
of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering,
gentleness, meekness, and temperance," nnd
chat "against such there is no law," human or
We desire to follow, and recommend 10 all
to follow, the injunction of St. Paul, "Let us
not be desirous 01 vain glory, provoking: one
another," and when he says, 'Brethren, ii a
man be overtaken in a fault ye which are
spiritual restore such an one in the spirit of
meekness.' 1
A. so, "Let every man prove his own work,
and then he shall have rejoicing in himself
an I not another."
We find here th law of toleration and ol
personal responsibility, which, when applied
to pastois. invites the largest liberty ol con
science and conduc;. iv view of ultima and
annual judgment ami responsibility to judg
ment, baaed on personal purity and ultimate
fruitage 01 ministry.
When applied to private members we see
their right to the same liberty ,11 kind, ami
certainly the rit-sht to "pray without ceasing
and in everything to give 'banks." and other
wise to worship God mi cord. to the dictates
of tneir own conscience*-, at all time* anil
placis, lift by the law of the land under legal
control of otheis; free ironi menace or oilier
inurference of any and all ruber persons; be
ing responsible to the State for any infraction
of its laws and to the church lor any impurity
of conduct.
We know cf no law, human or divine, to pre
vent private member* from assembling wneu
and where ihey may see tit, to pray or praise,
or teli to one aiiotiier their experiences of the
lore of God shed abroad in tneir heart! by
the 11". i. Gho-t, which is given unto them—
11 men be the fact and desire.
We rcct-gnize fully, and commend to all. the
recognition cf both the law ol God and of the
Church and the binding force of both, wisely
and justly administered
XV v be ieve mo*-t finny that both the law of
God and the church niiio-e upon piston In
charge weighty resuonaibllitle*. aim ti at, in
order to the better fulfillment of these, at lowa
them large liberty of choice in the means to
the accomplish nient of the best results.
Responsibilities are largely measured by op
portunity's. Among ihe rignts oi t. c pastor,
by our discipline, are these: io preach the
go'pel to coiitol the appointment of all serv
ices i to' ... bed in the entireties in his charge,
in "the absence oi the presiding elder or
Bishop." (Par. 12J.) ...
If the Bishop it personal y present he has
"control." It he Is personally absent and the
presiding elder is personally present he has
••control"; if neither is present (personally)
the pastor has contio ; and any • radical as
sertion of or claim to the power 01 a person
ally absent ollicial of superior rank to "co: -
trol" ibeie services is manifestly an unwar
ranted and dan* rous i-Siumption of arbitrary
power «lnch would be a mens*, tithe pea. c
01 the church am. a fruitful source of many
evils, 1; should nerd no argument to show
that actual "absence 'is mean*. If either su
perior official isn'uiivs constructively present,
and if co; strnciive presence gives contro',
then the Bishop is always present and the
alder never ha« control.
This "control" on the part of the pastor is
essential to personal responsibility for results,
is a strong incentive to vigorous and wise
activity, encourages a feeling of the true ale
nity and worth of individual manhood, and.
b? being a mark of confidence, losters brother
ly kindness and all the virtues that are useful
in such positions.
A denial of this rirht and a system of offi
cial espionage and menacing au.hority tcnus
in the opposite direction, emaseolatlug indi
vidual energy, destroying self-respect and en
dangering every interest.
Paragraph 120 of the discipline Is regnant
on the subjects of which it treats, and neither
In the paragraph 110, limited as it is by 111.
nor yet In the ministerial vows, **Vf here any
thing in conflict with the position here taken.
So it seems piainly enousth 10 us.
We encourage no violation of law. but uree
the necessity ior conservative and kindly ad
ministraiion of the law, omitting all harsh
measures and-***ineasures of strained construc
tion and doubtful expediency, If ever there
v. as a tune for moderate use of power and the
avoidance of all assertions of doubtful con
structions of authority this s such a lime.
At the same time, we recoenizo the right
and the duty of the pastors to assign the local
preachers In their charge to such york as
comes within the scope their authori y. and
Uie duty to do the work assigned. Paragraph
169 Discipline 1894.
Perhaps If pastors would carcfullr select
and assign the work of local preachers and
encourage them in the performance of it, we
might have less ocra-iou tor the complaint of
iiicepi'ndent labors of local preachers in
other fields. But we do not believe that the
power of assigning worK to any preacher local
or otner, was ever intend-**-! lo degenerate into
a species ot absolute ownership of the indi
vidual, to sucn an rxtent as to destroy all
power ol any preacher to prescii the gospel
any and every where lie may providentially
be,' not in neglect o his own immediate work,
without exciting local disturbances, or pro
ducing irritating antagonisms, whicn we
think --hoiiiu be avoided by all.
Brethren, let us all remember the severe
judgment of James the Just upon tiim who
oridlitn not his tongue, with his -: it**ineiit
that. "Where envying and strife Is there is
confusion and every evil work. Bat the wis
dom that i* Irom übuve Is first pure, then
peaceable, senile, easy to be entreated, full of
mercy and good tin its." etc.
In the earnest nope that we all may strongly
endeavor to correct the mistakes and amend
the faults of ihe past, and resolve to labor for
the restoration oian era ol love and good fe.'l
ing. by mutual lorgiveness and iorbiarance.
and by striving for vxiellence in every good
word and work, we pray for a percsiul, har
monious and rtiitiul session of conterence,
and * most successful year of re'.ig.ous pros
perity to follow, fraternally yours.
No formal discussion was had upon the
I petition at the conference, but among the
' lay delegates e-p^cially it was often re
ferred to between the S'ssions.
In making his announcements this
evening in the closing session of the
Pacific annual conference of the Me I hod
ist Church South, Bishop Hargrove said :
"I have never attended a conference
where I need a mere divine guidance. I
teel that He has given it to me. We have
a body of as trite and whole-hearted men
on this coast as can be found anywhere.
That od adversary has given us a pond
deal of trouble. I wunt to see this body
united as one man."
He then read the following appoint
ments: ; .*; j
San Francisco district— C. R. Lamar, presid
ing c der. Centenary. C. B. Redick; Alameda,
J. A. G. Shipley ; Oakland, 11. M. McKnighi;
Gtiroy. W. A. in. !.*>•; Hollis'er, XV. P. An
drews; supernumerary, C. P. Newton; Salinas,
J. W. Ba.n; Mountain View, W.A.Booker;
San Benito, J. Z. Peu degas t; san L icas aim
Bradley, XV. A. Lindsay; Lincoln, J. F. G. Fin
ley; Wne.tlnnd. Z. J. Needham; Sacramento,
W. K. Vaughn; Ban .lose, J. G. Squires;
Klamath Indian Mission, J. ISmery; Japanese
Migvon ot W. 11. M. society, H. McKuight,
superintend nt; pub idler and editor of Pa
cific Meihudisl Advocate, It P. Wilson ; con
ference secretary of mis. ions, W. P. Andrews.
Srtiuß Rosa district— P. F. Page, presiding
elder. Santa R'-sa.J. A, Bstehelder; Petaiuma,
J. E. Squires; Ckiah, J. Harmon; C.overdale,
B. Booker; Coalville and Yorkviile, J. 1).
Bouck; Heaidsburg, F. M. Staton; i.akepon,
K. 11. jicWhorter; Potter Valley and Redwood,
C. E. Ciart; Rocltville, P. G. Patterson; 1.
--mirfl, A. P. Fiw; Winters sad Daviaville, J. C.
Hyden; Wood. and, C. O. Steele; Knielns
Landing, George Laugh; Dixon, Wiliiam
Colusa ..district— A Odom, presiding elder.
Colusa. R. I*. Aden; < bico, L. A. Green; Wil
lows, W. D. Taylor; Red li.iiir. L. C. Reiuro;
Princeton, C. R. Montgomery; Yuba city, XV.
J. Mahon; Mux well J G. W. Archer; Oridley, to
be supplied; Suiter City and Grace, J. M.
Pratt: Arbuckle, M. <. Smith; Andersen, J.
M. Barker: Big Valley, to be supplied ; Orland,
.-. T. Reeve; Mil.vil e and Ouo, to be supplied.
Fresno district— W. F. Coffin, presiding
elder. Fresno, J. E. Carpenter; supernumer
ary. M. Armstrong; Fresno circuit, C. 11.
Green; S.Minn, 15. T. Ramsey; Sanger, to be
supplied; Sulphur < eek, J. O. coppage;
Diuuba, J. Redgpeth; Visalia, J. Wood; Wood
vile and Exeter, XV. li: Cooper, A. 1- Hun-
Faker supernumerary; Klngsburg, J. W.Ray;
Baker- fleid, R. F. Beesley ; Coalluga, J. ii.
Br wn; Haniord, to be supplied.
Merced district— J. C Simmons, presiding
elder. Mere.-d, C. K. W. smith; rialnsbunt,
R. A. Sawrle; Modesto, R. 8. Boynsj Lindou,
W, '. Austin; Milton, G. B. Frazer; Msriposs,
Henry Leet; Hornitos and Cathay, 11. XV. cur
rin; Stockton, I!, C. Her d ; mora, J. F.
Roberts; Lo* Banes and Dos Psios, Co lis to
phi r C. !'• flit; supernumerary, W. K. Phil
lips; Ms dei J. oohuie; Raymond. J. H.
N**ai; supply Waterford, C. C Black: Walnut
'.rove. A. L. Haul; '-.;•. _». .V. blankenship;
SnelllDg, A. 1 ■'. XV. Waiters.
Traiisierred— I*. H. B. Anderson, Missouri;
R. J. briggs. ixa-; K. M. Edwards, North
Georgia; C. XV. 11,, , C. M. Mc .ashlli and H.
C. Christen, Los Angeles.
During the discus-ion on the place of
meeting for next year Delegate Fein said:
"Oakland is the best place ami iscaniraL
here has been no fi*:ht in this c inven
tion. It Ims ail been in the newspaper*.
If we behave ourselves like gentlemen the
newspapers will do liken The vote
stood: Oakland 52, Banta Rosa 14.
Berkeley .>»•«•« Item*.
A reception will be given next Thursday
evening to Key. John Coyle, ihe new pastor of
trinity Methodist church.
Piofessor Senger or the state University will
address a meeting 01 the German Teachers'
Asto.iation of California next Saturday at
President Kellogg will lender en informal
r> c j. tlon to m-moers of the facility and their
wive- next Friday evening at his bom*.* on
Bushneli place.
A reception will be tendered to Mrs. Phebe
A. Hearst by the alumrite and alumni of the
university at ihe Mark Hopkins lustltuie of
Art on OctoUr 9.
Professor O'Neill will read a paper next
Tnursday afternoon before the chemical sec
tion of the Scene ■ Association on "The Lie
ami Work or Hjppc-Seyler."
Colonel George C. Edwards of the depart
ment of mathematics of the university has
been invited to lecture for leachers' iiin'itutes
at Fresno, Oroville and Santa Clara during the
coining fall.
a C ironer's inquest was held yesterday
morning owr the body of Mrs. 11 «rry Weston,
who died suddenly Saturday evening. Death
was tound to have resulted from congest On of
the lulu*.*, theefiectoi excessive driuaing.
At the Farmers' Institute to be held on
October 12 and 13 at Danvl.lo, Contra Costa
County, under the auspices of the agricultural
department of th.- university there will be
experiments in ing sugar beets and in test
ing ini.k for tubetculosis.
Yelodrmn*, Litigation.
Suit has been brought by the Velodrome
Company against J I). Glib*-. J. J. Groom and
Mar. GrOom for $500, al.eged tile due .'or
damages r x-tt lous suits brought by the de
fendants to interfere with tim management of
the corporation's basin, s-.
It is claimed that at pre-ent. the English
language is spoken by 110,500,000 people.
They Say They Have Been
Eating Crow Long
. Enough.
Some Old-Time Popular Favor
ites Coming With the East
ern Teams.
Meeting to Outline the Preliminary
Work and the Clubs to Be
The result of the final game of the series
between Baltimore and Boston, which
wa? played yesterday and which was won
by the latt.r club, the score being 19 to 10,
aroused much interest In local baseball j
circles. Bat the name may not decide the
National League champicnshiD for 1897- j
Baltimore and Boston have jet three
games to play each. The former nine j
plays three games with Washington at
Baltimore, while Boston plays three with '
Brooklyn at Brooklyn. The Brooklyn I
club is a much stronger aggregation of J
ball-tossers than Washington. Baltimore
has another advantage over Boston, inas
much as it plays on its own ground*--.
Should Boston drop one came to Brook
lyn and Baltimore defeat Washington in
the three games the two crack clubs would
be tied.
Local interest in yesterday's game was
increased ovtins to the fact that the Bal
timore nine as now constituted will play
in this city in October with a team known
as the All Americans, composed of the j
crack players of the National League
club". The first panic of the series will
be played on Sunday, Octoter 17, at Kec- \
ret'tion Park, Eighth and Harrison streets'. ;
Before coming West Boston and Balti
more will play nine tomes for the Temple i
cup, a handsome trophy donated three i
years ago by President Temple of the
Pittsburg cub. The trophy belongs to
the nine winning it three times in succes
sion. Baltimore has won it twice. Alter
these games are deeded Baltimore will
leave for this coast, playing several games
en route.
William Barney, who will manage the
All Americans, is the present manager of j
trie Brooklyn*. He played ball on this j
coast many year 3 aco when the game was
in its inception. Barney caught lor the j
"Only" Nolan, the first curve pitcher on
this coast. He is expected to reach San j
Francisco on the sth of October, ahead of j
h.s team. SS£2SSi" '
Ed Hanlon, present manager of Balti- I
more, will look alter the team's interests !
here. Hanlon was a member of the cele- j
brated Sp tiding team which toured the <
world, playing a gams at the base of the \
A large force of men is employed in Get- I
ting the grounds at Becreution Park in
readiness for what promises to be the i
greatest game of ball played on a local
diamond tins year." The "contest occurs
Sunday and will be between those crock '
clubs, the Reliance ol Oakland and the
GUI Edge of Sacramento. Doyle will be j
in the box for Reliance and Hughes lor :
Gilt Edge. The grounds will surpass in j
excellence those formerly at Haight street. .
Much money is being expended for the
comfort of the spectators and to develop j
the skill and efficiency of the players. A |
heavy layer of manure Is being put on the j
diamond, and this will be covered by
eight inches of loam. This is done to j
make the grounds elastic, and great field- I
mi* will be the result.
In all the gomes played at the park the
regulation ball will be used and not the
mushy dead ball of the yellow journal's
tournament. By using the regulation
ball a ureal improvement in the playing
of Reliance and Gilt Edge, as meritorious
as it has been, will be noticed. Great ball
C«nnot be played with a pu iding bag.
On Saturday morning at .".'creation
Park foothill elevens from Hoit's Bur
lingame school and the Sacramento High
boot will contest on the gridiron. In
the afternoon the first game of the univer
sity series will be played, Berkeley and
Reliance elevens lining up.
Among the baseball magnates to reach
town last evening was Fred Swanton of
Santa t'rrz. Scranton lor a number of
years was manager of the Santa Cruz
nine. He is building new baseball
grounds in the city by the sea. They are
centra ly located, being just behind tne
To-night at the Baldwin there will be
an important me tint; of baseball man
agers to make prel minnry arrangement*
for the season of 1898. The games in this
city will be played at liecreatton Park.
Al to-night's meeting Stockton, San Jose,
Sacramento, Fresno, Oakland, San Fran
cisco and probably Santa Cruz wi.l be
The ball business next season will be
taken entirely out of the cali-hucd jour
nal's hands. The clubs composing the
disrupted tournament are a unit on this
The ball-tossers who payed In the new
association at Sacramento Sunday feel
highly encouraged. Owing to tne liberal
percent given by the management they
averag?d $-0 apiece for their afternoon's
The biggest amount that a player ever
receive! in the yellow journal's tourna
ment was $13. Generally the compensa
tion was $.'> and $3 50, while in the case of
F.esno the receipts did not meet the ex
penses of tbe nine, and a subscription had
to be taken up in Fresno to reward the
players, yet the ochnr journal, in its col
umns, pronounced the Sunday game, in
which (be nine from the raisin center par
ticipated, t lie greatest name of the tourna
The ball-players say if the veilow jour
nal, instead of diverting $1000 from the
charity fund of the tournament for
Thanksgiving turkey, would divide that
sum among the players, all interest*
would be iter subserved.
"We have been eating crow," paid a
player last night, "long enou li, and now
why not Rive v* a little turkey
And now why not?
Meatier*. Will Probated.
Litigation over the Edward I). Heatley cs- i
tate is Hearing an end, as the second will, so
called, of the decedent has been sdmitted ti
probate by Judge Coffey. So many claims
have been filed by creditors that the heirs wilt
probably have very little lor distribution
among tin m.
Two Small Failures.
Arthur K. Turner, drayman, h s filed a peti
tion in insolvency. He owes f'335 snd has
as-eU nominally north §320. M. A. Graham,
a mining speculator, is also bankrupt, his
debts tooling up $2901 98, with no t-s-is.
Suit Instituted to Eeclaim
the North Beach Water
The State of California on Re
lation of A. Miller, the
The Attorney-General Ha? Filed His
Permission for the Bringing
of the Suit.
Suit was instituted yesterday by the
State of California on the relation of Al
bert Miller to test the right of the James
G. Fair estate in regard to its claim to th •
land now being reclaimed on the North
Beach waterfront. The complaint is di
rected against diaries A. Warren and EJ
ward Malley, the contractors, and James
S. Angus, Thomas P. Crothers and W. S.
Goodfellow, executors of the Fair estate,
as well as the children of the decedent.
Charles G. Fair, Theresa A. Oelrichs and
Virginia Fair.
Attorney-General W. F. Fitzgerald has
filed his written permission for the bring
ing of the snit in the name of the State,
hut the lawyers actively engaged in the
management of tie litigation are Evans
S. Pillsbury ana John B. Mhoon.
The basis of the action is the allegation
that the people of the Slate have a rich.
to the fiee and undisturbed use of tne
water Iront or seaboard within the State
limits end that upon the admission
of the State into the Union it ac
quired and continues to retain juris- I
aictton over the soil of the bed of the bay '
of San Francisco and of the arms thereof,
subject only to the right of the United
States to supervision over the navigable
waters of said bay, so far as may be neces
sary in exercising its right :o regulate
' commerce. Consequently, it follows that
I the Slate has a right to protect and de
fend the same from encroachment and to
' sue for relief in respect of any encroach
i ment or infringement of its sovereign or
prone ny rights.
The Ipnds claimed by the Fair estate,
i and now under course of improvement
by filling in wih stone and earth, are al
-1 leged to be situate and lying below the
ordinary line of low tide, and are in the
neighborhood of the foot of Webster and
Fillmore streets, the same constituting a
part of the harbor of the city of San Fran
c sco; that these Finds extend under the
navigable waters of the bay of Ban Fran
cisco about three-quarters of a mile, the I
depth of water being more than 24 feet,
the said bay b--ing a tidal bay, connected
with the * Pacific Ocean through :ha
Golden Gate; that the city of Sau Fran
cisco contains more than 300,000 Inhabit- I
ants and is constantly increasing;
thai its commerce is increasing ana j
needs additional facilities; that for more
than thirty years there has been in con
stant use a public whan or pier extending
irom the foot of Fillmore street into the
navigable waters of tho bay to a point
where the water is 17 feet deep at high
This wharf is alleged to be necessary
for the uses and purposes of navigation, J
and it is further averred that more than!
$3,000,000 worth of merchandise is annu
ally snipped and received over the navi
gable waters of the above-described tract ;
of land, and lurther that there is no other
place between the Presidio and Fort
Mason on the east side of said tract where
such commerce can he advantageously or
at all carried on, and that if 'the waters *
described be filled in said commerce will j
be destroyed, and all those inhabitants
now using the advantages hereinbefore
mentioned will be deprived of the same.
The plaint mentions th'j fact that
the defendants claim some estate in ihis
property and have been rilling in thesime !
for several year?; that. they have estab
lished a private 'look', and have driven a
row of piles in fr jut of the property, leav- j
ing on y a small gat) -00 feet wide near
tie foot of Devisadero street, and it is
only thr .u_h mis gap that boats may pass
\in going from the ocean and hay to
; the. mainland at this point.
i In view of these facts the plaintifF asks
that the defendants be called on to show
what title they have to the property; that
a juagment of court te given d»creeing
that the title is in the State of California,
and that all the ructions placed on
the property be ordered removed, or that
i they be given into the possession of the
Suite of California; lurtherniore, that the
defendants be enjoined from lurther in
cumbering or tilling up the property men
| tioned, and that particularly they be for
b.dden to close up the narrow space be
i tween the piles at the foot of Dtvisadero
i street ibrough which boats now pass.
In compliance with the prayer of the
complaint Presiding J ulte Seawell
granted an injunction, which will have ;
the effect of stopping alt operations on the j
enterp-i < of tilling in this land which !
j was commenced by the late Senator James j
'* (l. Fair and has been continued ty the j
j managers of his estate up to the present ,
\ time. Before Senator Fair died a similar
i suit was instituted in the United States
! District Court, but the injunction was
j finally dismissed and Mr. Fair died in the
belief that his title to this valuable prop- '
I erty would never again hn disDiited.
Echo of a Sensational Killing
in Golden Gate Park
Long Ago.
An echo of the killing of Harry de
Greayer in Golden Gate Park on January
MO. 1892, by Policeman Harper camo up in
Ju ige Hunt's court yesterday.
De Greayer was insured In the Fidelity
and Casualty Company of New YorK for
$5000, and after his death the ompany re
fused to pay the policy on the ground that
the policy issued to Di Greayer specified
that he should not voluntarily or un
necessarily expose himself to danger and
that he had violated the terms of the
The evidence at the trial of Harper for
the killing of De Greayer showed that the
young man, in company with a lady, was
driving in the park and was cautioned by
Harper to keep within the limit allowed
by law. He persisted in driving fast and
was finally stopped by the policeman.
An altercation arose and both the de
ceased and the policeman drew revolvers,
the latter using bis and killing D?
Greayer. Harp;r was acquitted on a
charge of mttruer, und is still on the park
Harry Gardiner de Greayer, 'lie minor
son ot Harry de Greayer, "by hi*i uucie,
Septimus de Greayer, a brother of the de
cease I, sued the company for the amount
of the policy and the interest from _S!)_to
date. The jury cave [nri-ffment for the
luce of the policy and $:>2OO interest and
The fao-simile ,*>-$ y/f/y____A*' **"* °** L ever y wrapper
rignatttr? of UCt^yff^4^ of CASTORIA.
Lynhood, lora and Flora-
eita Winners the
Opening Day.
Pacific Coast Trotting-Horse
Breeders' Meeting Suc
cessfully Launched.
Backers of Prince Ansel Disappointed
to See Their Favorite Distanced.
'■ Ladies' Day" Wednesday.
The first day's racing of the Pacific
Coast Trotting-horse Breeders' Associa
tion's fall meet, which openei at the Cali
fornia Jockey Club's Berkeley track yes
terday, while not extensively patronized
by the general public, saw nearly all the
harness-horse enthusiasts of San Fran
cisco and vicinity in attendance. There
was nothing particularly attractive about
the card, but the betting was good, and
the management are well satisfied with
the outlook for the week's snort.
Wednesday, the day on which the 2:13
trot and the 2:13 pace, the star events of
the entire programme, are down for de
cision, will be "ladies' day," and on the
occasion the gate will be free to the fair
sex. The as oc.ation it striving assidu
ously to furnish high-class racing ana is
deserving of all success.
If form can hi followed with any degree
of certainly among harness horses, those
who played the winners yesterday on their
recent past performance gathered in the
coin — with one exception possibly. Lyn
hood captured the Palo Alto slake for two
year-old trotters, lora, plainly looking
the best of the four starter-**, got the big
end of the purse for 2:27 class trotter-,
and Floracita, which has been chasing out
the black hurricane, Joe Wheeler, won
the 2:30 pace. In the lust two events the
heats weie chopped up somewhat, but
Lynhood shuffled off two heats like saw
ins wood.
The judging was done by W. H. Cohen
of Alameda and J. C. Kirkpatrick of San
Francisco. The distance flag was handled
by E. P. Heald, president of the associa
tion. Frank Covey occupied his usual
position of starting judge and appeared in
rare form, sending the fields away wiib
very littlo scoring.
The two-year-old contestants for the
Palo Alto stake were the firs: to score up
for the word. There were five starters and
before the firs' heat Lynhood, Valentine
and Corinne Dillman, selling in the fie d,
brougit $25, Prince Ansel $15 and Dr.
Frasse $3. The Prince showed unmistak
able signs of lameness and it seemed folly
to start him as he was distanced in the
opening heat, which was taken in a jig
by Lynhood after drawing the pole posi
tion and leading from the word. Dr.
Frasse was second in the heat.
Tnn settled the bsttine position,
and Lynhood took the heat following
without effort in 2:33, Valentine this time
beating Dr. Frasse for the place, thus
dividing secon l and third money with
the equine medicine man.
Wan Claudius, Pasonte and May B to
beat, the 2:27 trot lookel exceeding
bright for the chances of lora, and in the
opening pools sold tbe Humboldt mare
was 11 . to 1 choice over tier field. She
drooped the first one to Claudius in a
rattier tight fit at the wire, but it did not
change the complexion of affairs, for an
average pool beiore the second heat was
lora $10. the field $.'*. The mare responded
by taking tno second heat with Driver
Noble easing up, Pasonte leading Claudius
out for second position.
With pool-selling at a standstill, the
favorite broke on the back-treich in the
thud heat, and In a* hard drive Claudius
scored one more by beating out Pasonte a
scant head in 2:l6>£.
It now looked us though there was a
chance the main choice might be amiss,
and previous to the horses being called
for the fourth heat the held sold even up
against the Humboldt mare. It proved a
delusion, though, lor she took the two
heats succeeding off the reel, Claudius
and Driver Bunch being the contenders
in each.
Dr yer Tommy Keating has been seen
bemud so many winners that doubtless
were he to drive a three-legged horse in a
race the animal would be accorded sup
port. And 90 it haDpened in the 2:30
pace. When pooling first began Keating' s
entry, Alto Genoa, brought $20, 1* l-.'.racita
$10 and the field, consisting of Betoaica,
Blue Bells, Senator and Bave Ryan, $8
It later shifted about with Floracita first
at $-0 and the field going for $111.
Alto Genoa has speed to burn, but a
weak heart, it is said. However, Keating
managed to land the first beat with him,
bat lie ceased to become prominent In his
tory thereafter. Selling nearly equal up
in the pools, with the heat winner and
the field fetching $4, I'lorncita took the
next three heals, tne lamest being the
record, covered in 2:14. In ihe last two
paced, Sullivan, holding tlie reins over the
sluggish Dare Ryan, made a bold bid, but
was outiooted the last furlong. In the
j opening heat, While leading her company
nt the head of the stretch, 'Bute Bells
broke one of her hopples and was dis
First race, Palo Alio sake, two-year-old trot
ters: in his 2 in a
l.vtihoiKl. b. g., by I.ynmont-Knishthood (Ho
guboom' 1 1
Valentine,' by Boodle (Rodriguez) 3 '2
I Dr. Fras.e, by Iran Alio (Bunch) . 3
STAR |HLp&tf3*f*
Milwaukee U^Jo*k&^& &
Fills the bill to perfection as a
health beverage* as a pleasure
beverage, or any way you drink it.
Call for Blatz.
See that ••Blatz*' is on the Cork.
Louis Cahen & Son, Wholesale Dealers,
416-418 Sacramento St., San Francisco.
Telephone Main 416.
_«— • _»*^&Sk_; C
Auction Saice
salesrooms— 1 i:t."i "ilarke; Street
Wednesday September 29. 1897,
At 11 o'clock a. m., on the premises,
90-, MillKia NlKlKl NEAK FIFTH,
Weare ins.rurted to sell to the high' st bidder.
for cash, th • contents of ihe
Comprising 1 Highly Polish-il Wall til-To;; Coun-
ter, with French- flate Mirror Back: cost $7:.0:
8 Crystal Chandeliers, 4 an*! 6 lights eacn*. ***tue
Lights: Poker and Par-Room Tables; hairs,
1-aiminrs, tf Room Glass Par. liio*i«. Water Urn,
import j d Wmes. Liquor*, Cigars, and every. bins
appertaining t*. a 11 si c a-s s i o n
cii * s. LEVY A* CO, Auc*. oncer.
TniS DAY (fUt.SU AY) AT 11 A. M...
*' orlnne Dlllman, by George Dexter (Bennett! 4 4
Prime Ansel, by Dexter Prince (.Bigelow) dis.
lime, 2:36—2:3..
second race, trotting, 2:27; heats 3 in 5; purse
lor , b. m., by Ira-Daisy Haywards
iNibe) ". 2 1 3 1 1
Claud us by .Nut wood- ilk es (Butch) i 3 I 2 2
Pastille, by Palo Al.n (Havey) '■'■ 2 2 dis.
.May b, by Alioona (Van Bolt Helen) ...4 4 4 dis
•rime, 2:17-2:18' . - _;l.' 2 -■-:.■.' _•
Thirl race, pacing, '2:';iJ class: heats 3 in 5;
puis.* *600.
Florae, ta, v. m.. by Rod Conk (Baker) '2 111
AltoGeuca, eh. so., PvDtx ci I'r.nce (Keat
ln.) .- 1 2 3 4
Dave i van, I*. s., by Antevole (Sullivan).. 3 3 2 '.
Belonica, b, c.,bf A 7-moor (Havey) 5 5 4 3
riena.or, Ll h.. by Secretary (Miner) 4 4 5 5
Blue Bells, b'. m., by San 1 ieuo (Bennett) dis.
Time, 2 : 1 6***4-2 :1 4- *_ : . 4y — 2 1 ■ 5 *' _•
The entries for to-day's events are as
Western stakes, two-year-old pacers, $250
added — Walnut Grove -stock farm's br. c Sable
La Grande, Mrs. J.. W. Callendiue names eh.
c. Diswood, J. B. Iverson names s. m. Dicta
tresi-, Oak wood Park stock iarm names b. c.
2:30 class, trotting, purse $000— XV 0. Bow
ers names gr. m.'D.illy Maui. mi, Mrs. J. V.
Leek names eh. g. Dr. Leek, J. A. Perkins
names eh. m. Lydu, K. Sweasey names en. s.
Eureka, Harry L. Wise names b. m. Mabel W.
'2:25 class, pacing, purse $000— C. A. Owen
names bl. p. Joe Wheeler, P. ii. Quinu names
li. h. Arthur XV, Walnut Grove stock farm
names b. m. Mnj.lla li, Harry E.Wise nsmes
bi. g. Patsy, A. McDowell name* b. %. Captain
Hackett. ' _______________
Alameda ****otes.
ALAMEDA, CAL. Sept. 27.— The City Trus
tees have decider! to prosecute the Lincoln
avenue case on its merits and will endeavor
to get au early trial in the Superior Court.
The employes of the Pan Francisco Post
ollice nave challenged the employe* ot the
Aicmeda office to play a baseball match. The
game will probably be played on the 10th
Ah Kon*r has been sent to jail for ten days
for sprinkling clothes with his mouth, in vio
lation of the statute.
The German Operatic SDCiety of Oakland
gave a Concert this evening at Twelfth and
Webster streets.
The Alameda Art League will shortly be re
organized and begin work for the fail and
winter season.
« — • — •
Tift Baldwin.
It is to be sincerely hoped that Crane's liver
is not going io trouble him again, for. ia spite
of a pretty play and excellent company, a red
plush audience at the Baldwin Is strongly in
evidence. This is the last week of Crane, and
It is to be feared that San Francisco is only
going to awake to the many excellences oi his
play and company alter star ami c -inpatiy fire
— -—
An eminent Austrian physician de
clares that rheumatism em be cured by a
plentiful diet of ripe fruit.
Gross Outrages
Upon the stomach and bowels are perpetrated by
multitudes of li judicious j eople «ho, upon expe
riencing the annoy an c of constipation in a slight
degree, infiltrate their bowe.3 with drenching
evi.cuanis, which enfeeble the intestinal mem*
brane a iei .ou; extent sometimes, even, super
inducing dysentery or piles Hosteller's Stomach
Bitters is ihe true succedaneum for these no*
trams, since It is at nine Invigorating, gen'le and
effectual. It also Imnishes dyspepsia, malarial
complaints, rheums ism ami kidney trouble**.
• Dr. Gibbon's Dispensary,
iji_»>£_kltjl <>25 KKAKN'V XT. Established
fijWf^jrejl in IS.II for the treatment of Piivate
§Dr. Gibbon's Dispensary.
623 KEARN _T ST. Established
In IH.*>| for the treatment of Private
{^sk2>2iTO disease wearingon bodyandmindand
skin Diseases. The doctor cures when
"^"t'-ivjW^a otliei sfe.il. Try him. Charges low.
JgaiEßtaj it » k" a rani «*••«!. Call orwrite.
Pr. J. F. lilßliU.V flo* t'J.IT.San Francisco.
(Sundays excepted) at 10 a.m.. Alviso dail.*
(Saturdny exreptedi a*. ,' P. it. Freight and
Passenger. Fare between San Fran.isco anl
Alviso, 50c: to Sm Jose. 75c. Clay St., fieri.
! 20 XV. banta Clara St.. .-iau Jojj*.
7 — U 1
{HjEßnl wBWL V_f _jff P^JL jSL _on_ _m3_S
£?*. fe AT fe fe
Derby Stables, cor. Leav.nwortb & Geary sts.
Thursday .September 30,
At 11. a At, by order of CF. ACKLKY, we will
sell all the stock of the
Consisting of 1 slrncst new Miller hack, 1 Miller
U-«ea ed Surrey, i ii;ht Miller coupe, 1 victoria, 3
li.lit 0- seated surreys, 4 '--seated -urreys'. 2 phae-
tons, 6 top bucgies, 5 ■ peh i i ■-!> a 20 head driv-
i..*.* and riding horses, 10 s-ts of dou be harness, _0
' sets Ing c harne«, robes, blankets, c.c. btrck can
be seen at any time previous to the sale. No re-
serve or limit. Hale ro i* Ive
Offlce— 327 Sixth st. Livestock Auctioneers.
OCEA*Sf travel:
P>H%lH_ma P. ■**• AUSTRALIA for
&fi*||f: HONOLULU only.
W WKS**m -i .... ■„,-. Oct 6, at 2
** m I'M. special party rate.*.
/I * \ The -. .-*. Mi> A n ,v
itMnKnind ss? ** ia Honolulu
llCCllDiliy*"'' a nd -AUCKLAND for
■fnlDPlr'ntU **y DSi X V i hursday.
■LOiiipaiCfer < .oberlt. 2 p. a.
Line to COOLGARDIE, Australia, and CAPS.
TOWN, (south Airica. - _'• y n . _
114 Montgomery street
Freight office 'i' 27 "Market street, ban Francisco
DISPATCH LAST 6T -£*____-_» TO
_E>o_l-H.-3?I-.__3>a' 33
From PrPar-streo*. Wharf, at 10 a. a.
Ft -PIT'S."' I'lmt-class \ lncludln*r
IA'XVJiIsa.SO Sd-olass /berth -mm.i
State of California Kept 5. 15, 25, Oct. 5
Columbia Sept. 10. 20, 3-. Oo; 10
Throoett tickets and through ba«K»*te to a..
las*-eru points. Rates and iolden upon applica-
tion to
I.T. CONNOR. General Agent.
630 Market stieet.
GOODALL PERKINS A CO.. Superintendent-
wharf, San Francisco, as follows: _-__B_-Bt
lor i oris in Alaska, 9 a. m. Se leraber 3, 8, 13.
18.23. 'i A , and every tilth day thereafter.
For Victoria and Vancouver (B. c.), Port Town-
send, Seattle, Tacoma. Everett. Anacortes and
New Wi atcom (Bel n*hara Bay, Wash.). BA. _t.
Sepu 3. 8, IS. 18, *- <, 28 an I -very fifth day there-
after, connecting at Vancouver with the 11 P. R.
R. at Tacoma with N. P. R. It., at Seattle with U.
N. Ry.. at Port Townsend with Alaska steamers.
For rurcr.i. Ai :*. ;i an I Fields Landing (Hum-
hold I Bar), >tr. i'omona - P. a., -ep'-emher 1, 8,
10. 14. 18,2- 27: OtiW.ber 1. ft, 9. 13. 18, -8,38
.0: Nov* m he* 3 '- 12. 16. 20, 24. -9.
For Santa Cruz, Monterey. San Simeon, Cayucos.
Ton Harford (san . v!**-. Obispo), Gaviota, Santa
Barbara, Ventura, Hueneme, San Pedro, East Sai
Pedro (LOS Angeles) and Newport, at » a. a.
gen em el 7 11, 13. 19. -I*'. 27. and every touriu
day thereafter.
For -an Diego, slopping only nt Port Harrorl
(San Luis Obispo), santa Barbara, Port Los An-
.'eies. Redondo Los Anceles) and Newport. 11
A . v September J>. 9. 13, iT, 21, -5, 29, and every
lourth liay thereafter. _„„«.„
or Enseuada, San Jose del Cabo. Mazatlan, Ls
Ise and Guaymas (Mexico), steamer Orizaba. IJ
a. M.. the '-' i of each monlli.
'1 he Company reserves lie right to change with-
out previous notice steamers, sailing dates and
hours of sailing. Ticke*. -Palace Hotel, _
New Montgomery street.
GOODALL PERKINS * CO., Gen'l Agents.
10 MarKet St.. San Francisco^
Freno'a Line to FTavrrj.
VJ River, foot of Morton St. Travelers by <*"-£•*?
this line avoid botii transit by English railway anl
tbe discomfort of crossing the channel in a small
boat. New York to Alexandra. Lcypt, via Pari*
flrtt class *1.0. second class «lltt.
LA TOURAINK October 9, 10 v. C
LA BRETAGNK October 16 10 a. m.
LA GASCOGNE i c*. 2*. 10 v. t.
LA CHAM PAONE...., « c*. 30- 10 a. it
LA TOURAINB -r.^n-^^«.r <**. 10 v. t
*__ i vi* „;i.ner particulars apply to
/». FORGET, Agent,
No. 3 Rowiiog ureen, New York.
J. F. r.iiaZl * CO., Agents, 5 Montgomery
avenue, ban >rain;isco.
Leave Pier No. 3, Washington St..
At 45 1". M. Daily, i reign *. received up
to .: .: > I*. M
gg" Accommodations Reserved by Telephone
'i he only in:** >.* im . through tickets and giving
through- freight rates lo all loin s o:i Valley
31 Kit*:
T. C. **Vi_lk<»r. J- l>. Peters,
Mary Gamut, City of Stockton.
lelephoue Main 805. Cat. Nay. and imply ..a
io:ii. S. SAVYYARD m num.
Mon., Tnes., Wed., Thuis. and Sat
..9:45 a. m. and 3:15 p. ,i (9 p. a ex. Thur-i.)
Fridays 1 p.m., D_r. x.
Bundays 10i31),t. m. an J M c. a.
Lauding and oilices. Mission Docit, Pleri.
Telephone Green -31.

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