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THE DEMOCRATS ARE UNABLE TO HARMONIZE Major Hartley's Followers Will Not Abide by the State Committee Decision. Governor Budd Publicly Announced That lie Is Not a Candidate for Governor or Senator. The efforts of the Democratic State Central Committee to restore harmony In the camp of the local Democracy have failed. A new county committee was appointed by the State Committee rday at the California Hotel on recommendation of the "harmony" committee, but the followers of Harney and Rainey are still sulking in their tents. After the State Committee meeting adjourned yesterday afternoon, several of the membirs of the old Harney committee declared that they would vote the Republican ticket at the next general election rather than submit to the dicta tion of the men selected to supplant the old committees of the two warring fac tions. Governor Budd, who is a member of the State Central Committee, attended the meeting, and in the course of a speech declared that he ■was not a candidate for United States Senator or for Governor. That news was received with pleasure by the friends of Congressman Maguire. who feared that Governor Budd might go be fore the next Democratic State convention F.--oking a renomination for the office he now holds. His public withdrawal from the Senatorial fight also surprised many, who thought that in the event of there being a Democratic majority in the next State Legislature, he might seek to suc ceed Ser.at.ir White. From th? standpoint of harmony the meeting was anything but a success. The two local factions are in worse position now than they wen- before. The mem bers of the ilarney wing believe that they were unfairly treated, and they will not submit to the decrees of the Stiite com- The result will be a merry war among the Democrats between now and election I he meeting was called to order short fore nooa hour by Chairman Aiford, innounced that the first business for considaratioii was the report of the com mittee of nine appointed to reorganize and harmonize the local factions. K. L. Fitzgerald of Alameda, chairman of the committee, read a lengthy report, unending that neither of the con. ai factions be recognized and that in the stead, of both, the following committee of 100 be appointed to manage the affairs of the local Democracy: Dr. Beverly Cole. John P. Dunn, Dr. C. A. Clinton. James Denman, M. Greenblatt, A. Conite Jr.. W. n. Cope, I'harles \V. Kay, John M. Klein, Jeremiah Deasy, Frank J. Henry, b Gorman, H. P. Doolan, William T Hess, Thomas G. Pindar, William M. Hlnton. H. Jones. J>. C. Murphy. Dr. T. B. Leland. J. Gutte. A. B. Maguire, R. V. Whiting. P. J. MeCormack, Howard Park. Q. Howard Thompson, .)<remiah Coey, Juhn McGilvray, I'i. Thomas Shumate Dr. F. Morse, M. H Hernan, Finlay Cook, Frank K. Lane. E. A. Brlageiord, 'j imothy Lyons, W. H. Vincent. "William G. Murdock,' Daniel O'Neal, W. H. Mead. W. Goodwin Williams, Patrick Upland, J. ('. McKinstry, James N. Block. George F. Lynch. Frederick IVnlokp, Rudolph Herold. Dr. Chrtrlr-s E. Jones, Samuel Braunhart, M. C. Maxsett, Leo ECaufmann, Louis IJartlett, W. J. Farren, Lawrence J. lirann.m, P. H. McCarthy, P. J. Tomalty, Joseph N. N<.ugu*-s. John H. Urady. T. J. Walsh. Timothy O'Brien, John Fay Jr.. Thomas Murray, Sidney Van Wyck, Max Popper, Hurry N. Kelly, W. J. McGee, James Hutler, Edward Ketldy, Edmond ii^ti ch.mx. E. P. E. Troy, William A. Murison, James H. Harry, James V. Coleman. Henry Leichtenstein, Richard G. Curtis, K. ( . Drew, J. F. Cavagnero, Jnhn H. Hansen, Mathew Lally. : Kinney, Peter J. Dunne, J. 13. Relnstein, Ongood Putnam, John F. Twigg, Reedy, Max Magnus, Percy Henderson, L. I" Byington, P.en Hawcs, Bart Burke, «.'. M Stultz, '"mus Barbour, l»r. C A. 11.17f.-r, William i" r air. l'-.i:r> Baldwin, M. .lasp. r Mc • i>nrto Smith, J. I. Galla+,-lier, .'• hn F. Buckley, Emll Pohli. After the reading of the report of tho committee Byron i tall of Yolo arose to n q testion of privilege and asked by what authority the State Central Committee tuted Itself the guardian of the lo cal ] "-inocracy ? Chairman Alford replied that the sub committee had been appointed at the re quest of the contending local factions. Ball thereupon said that the State Com mittee was invading the rights of the cities of the State. Tt was his opinion that the State Committee had no right, power or authority to interfere in local factional lights. W. Brobeck of San Francisco followed In a brief but pointed speech. He said that nevi r before in the history of the party In the State had there been such an attempt to usurp the rights of Dem ocrats. He claimed that the committee was not composed of men rjnversant with the political feeling of the city Dem ocrats, and that under the circumstances they had no right to attempt to dictate just what should be done. (Jiivln Mc'.Nali replied in defense of the committee's report and said that the State Committee of the Democratic party ADVERTISEMENTS. AND CURED OF I take pleasure in letting you know how much Cuticura Remedies have done for me, ray father and two brothers. In tho fall of '95,1 began to be afflicted with an itchingrash under my chin. It kept spreading until it was all over my body. I could not sleep but was compelled to lie awake and scratch all the time. My father and two brothers wero afflicted with the same thing, at the same time. We all suffered terribly fora year and a half, trying in the meantime all tho remedies wo could find, but received no benefit. I hap- pened to see Coticcra Remedies advertised and how they had cured others from itching ekin diseases, and we thought we would try them. I bought three cakes of Cuticura Boap and three boxes of Cdticuka (ointment) and they cured the fimr of us completely. Any person doubting the truth of this state- ment can write me. RICHARD ANDERSON, Feb. 22, '98. Geneva, Box Elder Co., Utah. ■ ECZEMA FOR YEARS CURED BY CUTICURA I had an attack of Eczema several years ago and found myself in the clutches of a monster whose business itivas to torture me and make life miserable.' Ccticura Remedies were recommended to me by my druggist, Mr. T. P. Van Winkle of Hartford City, Ind. I nsetl altogether three bottles of Cuticura Resol- vent, with frequent baths with Coticora Boap, and theuseof the (ointment), and in four months found myself cured. Feb. 23, 1898. DAVID COLE, Roll, Ind. GrBSDTCcus Tbfatmbxt fob TOBTTBIWO. Disrio- CBimo Hi:mors. — Warm b»tb« with Ccticuka Hoat, rentla unointlngt with Cutiocka [olntxent], purest of emolllentakln ourf t, and mild dote> of Citiccia Rb- •olveit, gretteit of blood purifltn and humor curei. I Bold throughout th* world. Fottbb Dbvo a Chxu. ' «ir '" JUINo \;otp Tortaxißg BUa DUiuu," (m, -■ . had on mor« than one occasion been com pelled to take a hand in settling local dif ferences. P. J. Harney, chairman of one of the i factions, next claimed the floor. ! Chairman Alford said that Harney, who ■ only held a proxy, was not allowed, under th« committee rules, to speak. "I move that Major Harney be per ! mitted to speak." said Governor Budd. The motion, being put, was carried and Harney entered into a lengthy discussion concerning the rights of the two local ; factions. He claimed that the committee of which he is chairman was the only legal body, and that to not recognize it ■ meant disruption in the party. He dls- i puted the right of the State Committee ; : to interfere in local affairs, and in con- . eluding said that the San Francisco Dem ocr&ts were able to govern themselves. "We know our rights." said he, "and I I earnestly ask the committee to pause and i : reflect before voting on the report of the > harmony committee. I believe that if the report is adopted as read it will only serve to disintegrate the party in thii ! city." Governor Budd followed Harney, and said that he was untrammeled by , any personal interests. "I am not a can- I dldate for Governor, nor am I a. c&ndi : date for Senator," said he, '"and I will further add that I would not accept either nomination if it were offered me." , He then said that it was a delicate matter to decide just what should be done under the circumstances. "Something must be done," he concluded, "to restore harmony In San Francisco. To jeopardize this city | means defeat to the State ticket." John W. Mitchell ol bos Angeles of- | fered as a substitute a motion that each member outside of San Francisco be al- j 1 lowed to name a member of the local I county committee, making the committee I consist of 129 instead of 10<> members. Mitchell's motion was lost by a vote of S4 noes and 23 ayes. "I now move that the committee report be adopted." said Mitchell. "I object." exclaimed Ball of Yolo, "for it is a most revolutionary measure. Its | ! adoption means disruption in the ranks j ' of the San Francisco Democracy." Major Harney again claimed the floor. "1 object to the committee report," he . ; exclaimed, "for it does not give a fair ; representation. About thirty of the m^n i named to serve on the new committee are I from the Sullivan wing of the Democracy, ■ and I ask the sub-committee to show me • a man from our side. Is that fair or honest? In the interest of harmony I ask ! that the committee report be rejected and ; i that this State committee call a primary to be held within the next thirty days. ! Let us decide at the polls who is to serve on the county committee. Give us a pri raary and I promise you, gentlemen, that the side I represent will abide by the re sult." To choke off debate the previous ques tion was called for and carried by a vote of '7 ayes to 42 noes. The motion to adopt the committee re i port naming the 100 members who are ! to serve on the new County Committee ! was then taken up, and a call of the roll i demanded. When the name of Governor Budd was j called, some one voted aye. The Governor wa.s leaving the meeting | hall just at that moment, and Chairman ! Alford called out: "Did you vote aye, j t Juv.-rnor?" "I presume I did," replied the Governor j sarcastically, "for McNab says so." The roll call then proceeded and the committee report was adopted by a vote uf eighty ayes to twenty noes. The report of the committee of five ap- ■ pointed to confer with the Populists and j Silver Republicans relative to putting up j a fusion ticket wns next read by J. W". Mitchell, chairman of the committee. The j report was to the effect that the joint committee had been unable to do any thing, as the Populist committee had been instructed to vote to have the convention ! held at Sacramento on July 12. "While : union and fusion is desired," said Mitch- i ell, after reading the report, "we were j unable to do anything, as the committee ! has not yet fixed on the time and place for holding the next State convention." Marion Brooks objected to any delay in 1 fixing the time and moved that the con- j vention meet on August 25 in this city. Chairman Alford ruled the motion out i of order, as it was decided at the last meeting of the State Central Committee \ that the matu-r of fixing the time and place for holding the State convention be I determined at a special mating. Major Harney then Introduced a set of i resolutions providing that the newly named committee to manage tho local Democracy be Instructed to call a prim ary for the election of five members from j each of the eighteen Assembly Districts j to form a new county committee. The resolutions were ruled out of or- ' der and the committee adjourned to the ' call of the chair. The Harney committee will remain in I existence, notwithstanding the appoint- I ment of the new committee, as the mem- i hers do not believe that they have been i fairly treated. Inasmuch as 'about thirty ol the Sullivan wing were put on the new committee and they were entirely ignored they do not think that they were justly : treated by the State Committee. '"""* CHARTER ELECTION EXPENSES. The Commissioners Discuss Prepara tions for the General Election. The Board of Election Commissioners held a short session yesterday morning, at which the. officers who served on the charter election were allowed $10 each for their services. The total amounts to $3760. An informal discussion was had regard- Ing registration for the general election next November. Next Tuesday. June I. r^i strati on at the central office in the City Hall will commence; but it is thought that not much interest will be paid to registration before July. Auditor Broderick. accepting the deci sion of the people last Thursday- for a reduction of salaries by adopting the charter, moved that the clerks in the Registrar's office bo paid $100 a month in future instead of $12. r >, as has been the custom heretofore. Mayor I'lielan and Registrar Biggy did not favor the motion, but, nevertheless, it was carried. One of those little pleasantries that will become more manliest by and by between the Auditor and the Registrar cropped out at the meeting when Biggy notified the Commissioners that he wanted clerks Broderick wished to know the number but Biggy declined to say. adding that he would only employ what were neces sary. Broderick reminded him that the Commissioners were responsible, and not the Registrar, for tho management of the office. Mayor Phelan seemed disposed to yield to the Registrar's views, but the Auditor stood firm. The matter may be further discussed at the meeting on Tuesday. A Maine Picnic. The State of Maine Association of Cali fornia will celebrate the twenty-first an niversary of its organization by a picnic at Shell Mound Park next Saturday. The association, having attained its majority, promises to this yoar outdo all former f-fforts to entertain its members and their friends, and a hearty New England wel come will be extended to all who attend. The programme, under the direction of. the president, W. G. Dinsmore, will be of special interest, as i! will contain many patriotic features. E. W. Marston of Oakland is to be the orator of the day, and Miss Florence Matheson of San Fran claco will read *•«» original yoem. THE SAST FRAISTCISCO CALL, SIHSTPAY, MAY 29, 1898. SNATCHED HIS WATCH AND RAN Bold Crimes in the Western Addition. "GUS" FREYER THE VICTIM KOBBED OF HIS WATCH WITHIN A FEW FEET OF HIS HOME. An Elderly Woman Also Believed of Her Purse While Visiting Sddiers at the Pre sidio. The police are looking: for two daring thieves, who have been operating in the Western Addition. Several days ago they snatched a purse from a woman, who was walking along Van Ness avenue, and notwithstanding that they were pursued by several citi zens, who witnessed the act, they man aged to escape. Last Thursday night August Freyer, a saloonkeeper, who lives on Devisadero street, near Filbert, was on his way home, when he was accosted by two roughly clad men, who asked him the time. Freyer took out his watch and as he opened it, one of the nien grabbed the timepiece and ran away, followed by the astonished saloonkeeper. After running a short distance Freyer, realizing he could not overtake them, gave up the chase. Last night he visited police headquarters and reported the rob bery. From his description of the thieves the police are convinced that they are the nun who snatched the purse from the woman on Van Ness avenue. Henry Heidron, who lives at 973 Harri son street, mourns the loss of a purse containing $171 and a gold ring, which was stolen from him last Wednesday while he was en route to the butchers' picnic. After reaching the Oakland mole Hei dron, who was In the midst of the crowd, was suddenly struck a blow in the side. As he turned around to see who admin istered the blow he felt a hand inserted in his pocket. Before he could seize the hand it was quickly drawn from his pocket, together with Ills purse and its valuable contents. Last night Heidron reported the robbery to Captain Spillane. lie is convinced that the thief struck him in the side so as to divert his attention while he abstracted his pocket-book. An elderly woman named Mrs. Bur roughs, who lives on Twentieth street, was robbed of her purse containing $2 50 while visiting the Presidio yesterday. She took a basketful of provisions to the sol diers and was boarding a street car when some thief deftly picked her pocket of her purse. COMPANIONS OF THE FOREST OF AMERICA NEXT GRAND CIRCLE SESSION TO BE HELD IN THIS CITY. Addition to the List of Grand Offi cers — Prominent Candidates. The Order Has Recouped. The next session of the Grand Circle of the Companions of the Forest of America will be held In this city on Wednesday, the Ist of June, the first session opening at 10 o'clock In the morning In the Al cazar building. of the Grand Clrcla of Companions of the Forest of America be held In this city on Wednesday, Ist of June, the first session opening .0 o'clock in the morning in the Al ir building, At the close of the previous session, when Mrs. Emma Harrington, the incum bent, was elected grand chief companion, the order was not in as flourishing a con dition as It might have been. That of ficial, during her term, has worked hard to build it up again, and in the past year through the enthusiasm she instilled In It seven new circles were instituted. One was deprived of its charter for failure to maintain the laws. A portion of that cir cle was reorganized under the name of Phoenix. The losses which the order sustained in previous years were recouped and it Is now In better condition than It has been for some time, prior to last June. During the session a number of meas ures, having for their tendency . the ad vancement of the order, will be consid ered. Instead of eleven grand officers, as In the past, under the amended laws of the Supreme Circle, fourteen will be i elected. The change abolishes the offices of grand guard and grand sentry, sub stituting grand inner guard and grand outer guard and adding grand right and ; grand guard and grand sentry, «üb uting grand Inner guard and grand ?r guard and adding grand right and grand left guide. The present grand officers are: Mrs. Emma Harrington of San Francisco. grand chief companion; Ira "W. Coburn of San Francisco, subchief companion; Miss Agnes D. Bremer of Alameda, secretary; Mrs. C. O. Miller of San Francisco, treas urer; Mrs. Flora Jacobs of San Fran cisco and Mrs. Theodore Muegge of Woodland, trustees; Mrs. M. Connell of San Francisco, marshal: Frank T. Mur man of Sonora, guard; F. X. Wallace of San Diego, sentry, and Miss E. Russell of San Francisco, organist. The following named are the delegates to the grand body: San Francisco circles: Excelsior No. 2— Mrs. N. B, Bmlth, Mrs. C. Tucker. Bay City No. 11— Mrs. Leah Marks, Mrs. Helene Worms. Diana No. Miss E. Rappln. Golden Gate No. Herman Kohn, Max E. Licht. Lorely No. 2C— Mrs. L. Over. Live Oak No. 29— Mrs. L. Holland, Mrs. B. Krammer. Robin Hood Xo 58 — Mrs. Lizzie Atwood, Mrs. H. Ballly. Mrs. L. : Ticoulet. Mizpah No. 100— Mrs. .L. Baston. ■ Golden Era No. 103— Mrs. R. Kemp van Ee. Bonita Ko. 104— Dickford. (This delegate, since his election, enlisted .in the First California Regiment of Volunteers, and the alternate. Miss May Bailey, will rep resent the circle.) Pride of the Forest No. 204— Mrs. Y. Williams. Inter Nos No. 215— T. F. Blake, Mrs. K. Haughy. Pride of Columbia No 259 Edward McCarthy. San Francisco No. 267— Miss Mary Foye. Presidio No. 26S— Mrs. Annie Morrison. Alameda— Hamlet No. 64— Miss I. P. Rose. Golden Gate— University No. 322— Miss A. N. Neidt. • Healdeburg— Sotoyome No. 327— Delegates not yet reported. . • *■ Jamestown— Mother Lode No. 824— Dr. C. E. Con»tdon. A. P. Sherer. Kern Juanita No. 325— Mrs. J. W. Shaf fer. Los Angeles— Laurel No. 10*— Mrs. J. Krlm mlnger. ■ . Marysville— No. 101— Mrs. Amelia Al drich, Sarah Finnegan. Merced— Chrysanthemum No. 32G— Mrs. Susie Robinson. ' Nevada City— Freedom Circle No. 108— Mrs. Llbby Lanßman. Oakland-Oakland No. 3— Mrs. A. Davis. Loyal No. 323— M. E. Harris. — Orange Blosson No. 266— Mrs. Emma Jolly Miss Hattie Marks. .-. yvtaluma— Circle No. 155— 11. Le zinsky. San TMeso— Gate-San Diego No. 271— Miss Josephine Aust. Mrs. Nellie F. Carter. San — San Jose No. 210— Mrs. Martha Ma lone. ■ San Rafael—Evening Star No. Delegates not vet reported. Santa Ana-Fidelity No. 270— Mrs. M. Zim merman. Santa Barbara— Ocean Vle-w No. 263— Miss Jennie Workurka. - '■ Sonnro— Sonoro No. 269— Miss Jessie L&ugh rey Mrs. G. B. Sandoval. Stockton— Stockton No. 130— Mrs. R. M. Watsonvllle— Pnjaro Valley Rose No. 207— A. W Martin. ■ ■ Woodland— Surprise of Woodland No. 209— Mrs. Etta.Barchi. , . . The most prominent candidate for grand chief is the present subchief, Ira W. Co burn and for subchief the one , most spoken of is Mrs. Flora Jacobs, at pres ent grand trustee. Not Alma X uns nusband. Mrs. Alma E. Keith, who entertained the boys in blue on Monday night, desires to correct the statement that her hus band is not among the living. She says: "It was my father. E. B. Carter, who was honored at Omaha by the G. A. R. at 'his funeral. Mr. Keith is still alive and well, and he and his wife are both ready when duty calls to do all in their power for the honorof 'Old Glory.' " Enjoy a pleasant day to-morrow at Bt. Robo'b nlcnic at Shell Mound. • THE DETAILS ARE NOW ALL COMPLETED Convention of Republican Clubs Will Prove a Successful Po litical Gathering. The Address of Welcome to the Delegates Will Be Delivered by General W. H. L. Barnes. The convention of the California league of Republican Clubs, to be held next Tuesday afternoon In Golden Gate Hall, promises to be one of the most successful political gatherings ever held in this State. The local committees having the affair in hand have left nothing undone that might add to the pleasure and comfort of the delegates from the in terior. There will be representatives from every section of the State, and it is believed that with the local delegates the convention roll will have fully 700 delegates. The hotels h;ive guaranteed that the best in the city will be fur nished delegates and their friends and that there will not be any raise In prices. If every visiting member does not enjoy himself it will not be due to any oversight on the part of those hav ing charge of the details. The convention has been called by authority of the National Republican League Convention of 1597, and under the direction of the California State League. The convention will be com posed of delegates from all of tho Re publican clubs in the State. Each Re publican club in California is entitled to one delegate at large and one ad ditional delegate for every twenty-five members upon its roll. The business of the convention will THE OUTLOOK GRATIFYING President Kinneu Discusses the Convention, LOS ANGELES, May 28, 189 S. To the Call: The interest that is being manifested In our approach ing State League convention at t-'an Francisco is most gratifying to the officers of the organization. The low rates made by the railroad and steamship lines for the occasion will attract Republicans from all over the State. „ . The convention will be called to order Tuesday. May HI, at 1 o'clo. k. It will be tli.'- first gathering of its kind ever held in California. Its business will Include the election of thirty-, ight delegates to the Na tional Republican .League Conven tion, Which meets at Omaha July 13. the election of State and dis include reports from the officers of the league, election of State officers for the ensuing year, the designation of the time and place for holding the next I convention, the adoption of a constitu tion, and the election of tblrty-eisfct delegates to the National League Con vention to be held on July 13, at Omaha. The convention will again awaken the spirit of the Republican party and its voters will enter with additional en thusiasm into the approaching cam paign. The best and ablest speakers in the State will discuss the political questions of the day. and each and every delegate will, when the conven tion is over, return to his home filled with a spirit of enthusiasm that will be shown In the next State battle or bal lots. The general reception committee met at the Union League Club last night to complete the last of the details per taining to the reception and entertain ment of the delegates from the Mster counties of the State. E. M. Galvin. chairman of the committee, announced that the Baldwin Hotel man^ement had kindly extended to the visiting delegates the use of the dining rooms on the second floor of the hotel. The executive and reception commit tees will establish headquarters there to-day and delegates from the country will find there everything needed in the shape of writing material. They arc also invited to make the rooms a gen eral headquarters where they can meet their friends. Chairman Galvin was authorized last night to appoint a subcommittee of ten members to meet the visiting delegates at the ferry landing and furnish them all necessary information. The executive committee of the State League met last night at the Baldwin Hotel to complete its work. The dele gates to the convention are requested to meet there Tuesday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock and march in a body to the convention hall. A band has been engaged to head the delegates and also render music at Intervals during the convention. W. H. L. Barnes has ac cepted an Invitation to deliver the ad dress of welcome. A mass meeting will be held Tuesday evening in Golden Gate Hall. Ex-Sena tor Tirey L. Ford has been chosen ta act as chairman of the meeting. A. \V. Kinney, president of the Cali fornia League of Republican Clubs, ar rived from Los Angeles yesterday and when seen at the headquarters of the organization last night said: "The time allotted for the convention, Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday, seems little enough for the immense amount of work which must be accom plished. Even the arranging of the cre dentials of such a large body is an ex traordinary task. "The convention will adopt a consti tution and elect thirty-four delegates to the National Republican League Convention, which meets in Omaha on July 13. The convention will separate into district conventions to elect dis trict league officers. "One of the important questions to be settled by the convention will be whether the convention shall be annual or biennial. "The league officers feel gratified at the splendid accommodations extended to the committee by the Baldwin Hotel management. The rooms allotted will be ample for all the various committee meetings and meetings of delegations. "Los Angeles will send up a vigorous tEict officers for the ensuing year, the designation of time and place for holding the next State conven tion and a general discussion of plans for a league campaign. Every Republican club in Califor nia is entitled to send representa tives, the basis being one delegate at-large for each organization and one delegate additional for every twenty-five members upon its rolls. Verified copies of the club roll must accompany each delegation. San Francisco may look forward to a large and enthusiastic con vention. It will be earnest and pa triotic in Its deliberations. South ern California will be well repre sented. Yours for the cause, • A. W. KINNEY, President. delegation and that city will make a strong pull for the next convention They will bring propositions from the Chamber of Commerce, Boaid of Trade, hants 1 and Manufacturers' Asso ciation and citizens generally. "The convention will be governed by the precedure of national and State league conventions. The present league officers will officiate until their succes sors ~re elected. "In view of the large amount of work to be covered by the body a large num ber of committees must . cessarily be appointed, and these in tur- will ap point sub-committees. "The principal business of the con vention, according to the call, besides the election of officers and national delegates, will be the adoption of a sys tematic plan for a vigorous league cam paign during the coming year." A Mimic Battle To-Day. Lrc of the most interesting as well as unique entertainments ever given in this city was held at the residence of Mrs. Cesar Bertheau. 2112 Vallejo street,yester day afternoon from 1 to 5 o'clock, the en tire proceeds being devoted to the Red Cross Society. The entertainment con sisted of the representation in miniature of a battle. No less than 3500 toy soldiers one and a half inches in heignt comprised the opposing forces, which were arranged with exceeding care. The battle-field was laid out on an im mense table and was divided by a river. Hills, valleys and plains were represent <<l. over which cavalry and infantry charged and artillery was brought into action. Part of the attacking forces had been thrown across the river and suc ceeded in turning the left wing of the enemy, which in turn had flanked the in vadera on their left. Every detail was faithfully carried out. and the scene elicited the warmest praise. Over $100 was realized by the entertainment, which will be repeated again this afternoon at the same hours and for the same worthy purpose. _ Indies' tailor-made suits; latest designs: we Klve credit. M. Rothschild. 211 Butter, r. 6 & 7. ADVERTISEMENT". EIGHT SPECIAL BARGAINS ! 15,000 yards PRINTED LACE DIMITIES AND(J| ft Vorrl ORGANDIES U4b ldlUl 4000 yards Best Quality COTTON COVERT lOift VarH SUITINGS I/2U IdlUl 12,000 yards Extra Quality 36-INCH PRINTED |l)| ft V« rf | PERCALES IZ2U IdlUl 3000 yards GENUINE SCOTCH TENNIS FLAN- Qflft Yard NEL, fast colors JUll ldlUl 1500 yards FANCY SAXONY FLANNELS, new J(| A Varrl colorings 4UG ldf0 ' 3 cases Extra Quality WHITE BED- <£ I ftft C ap k SPREADS dIiUU LdUll 2 cases LACE CURTAINS, white and ecru. . Oi ftJJ D« j, 1 case REVERSIBLE TAPESTRY TABLE (O CfJ r ap U COVERS, 2 yards square OZi JU CdUil The particular attention of our pa- trons is directed to above goods. 111, 113, 115, 117, 119. 121 POST STREET. YSAYE AS AN ACCOMPANIST. COMPLIMENTS GEBARDY BY APPEARING. The Audience Listens With Delight to the Rendition of Bach's Aria by the Noted Artists. Ysaye, the renowned virtuoso who has enraptured large audiences at the Bald win during the past wefk by his masterly bowing, created a furor at the popular playhouse last evening by artistically ac companying Gerardy on the piano in the latter's rendering of Bach's aria. It Is impossible to say who was the most surprised— Gerardy or the musio-lovers who sat before the footlights. The sud denness of Ysaye's appearance on the stage, following as he did Gerardy, who had returned to respond to the enthusias tic appreciation of his playing of one ol Locatelli's beautiful sonatas, simply held the audience spellbound. Their eyes followed his dignified march across the stage, and when he took his seat at the piano they awaited develop ments. It soon came. Gerardy's graceful bow was drawn across the bridge of his noble and soul-stirring violoncello, and the strains of the beautiful composition tilled the theater. Softly following could be heard the warm tones of the piano, in perfect harmony with the stringed in strument, touched by a masterly hand until the edifice was suffused with mel ody. At the conclusion of the playing, the ladies almost split their gloves, so earn est was their applause while the men did their share in showing appreciation for the unlocked for treat. Both musicians were repeatedly re called, and Gerardy responded with an other composition. When Gerardy was released by the kindly but selfish gathering he hurried to Ysaye and poured i.orth nis thanks for the compliment paid him. Ysaye's only explanation for the act was that a whim struck him and he followed its bent. During the past few months Gerardy has been wont to play the aria without accompaniment, and when Ysaye unex pectedly took his position at the piano it disconcerted him for a moment, but ap preciating the high honor being paid him, he played as he never did before. All the fire and magnetism that he possesses was poured into the priceless instrument, and when he had concluded a bright flush of pleasure covered his countenance. Lttcliaume, the clever young artist who ; accompanies Ysaye and Gerardy in al! ! their selections, gazed In wonderment at j the former and listened with enwrapped interest to the violinist's interpretation of ; the composition. It is said that Ysaye's appearance at the piano in public last evening was his first and might have been his last but for j the fact that admirers want to see him j repeat it. To-night he will accompany Gerardy again. Ysaye may have another surprise in store for his listeners. Some one whispered that he was imbued with patriotic ardor, and he may indulge It in patriotic selections as a fitting finale to a , successful engagement. What School Girls Can Do. The fourth number of the Students' Journal, Issued by the Girls' High School, Is just out, and reflects great credit upon that educational institution. The neat shape in which it is got out alone tempts the casual observer to pick it up and in vestigate, and a brief glance over any of the many bright and interesting articles commands immediate attention. It is safe to say that few who pick it up will lay it down without carefully reading all tnat is contained within the gilded covers. There are sober articles for the witty, witty articles for the sober and jokes ror those who are not inclined to bo 'acetioub. The editorial columns alone are ProoT positive that the schoolgirl ha^ more in her head than ribbons and la c. and m every line is a refutation of Kipling s "Vampire." Target Association. The California Inanimate Target Asso ciation held a meeting last night at the Occidental Hotel to make final arrange ments for the sixth annual tournament to be held at Ingleside to-day and to morrow, May 29 and 30. The programme has been arranged on a scale of unusual liberality, there being seven events each day. Last night Secretary Ed Gunzen dorfer was kept busy enrolling the com petitors and arranging them in squads of yix each. Up to 10 o'clock there wore twelve entries, making In all seventy-two participants in the Inanimate target shoot, and it was expected that the num ber would be considerably increased be fore the meeting adjourned. It was an nounced that the shooting would be com menced at S a. m. sharp, and all those who have entered are requested to be on time. 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