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Alameda
OAKLAND MUST
ATTEND TO ITS
OWN ASSESSING
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False Economy Now
Regretted.
GIRARD DOES A LITTLE TURN
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ITAXY XEW THINGS FOUND IN
AX OLD CHARTER.
AN OLD CHAETXR.

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Mr. Cuveliier Not Present at the De-
X. Appropriar. nia.
bate on School Appropriations.
Sentiment en Opening cf
Sentiment on Opening of
Washington Street.
Washin-gton Street-
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t
Oakland OfT.ce .= - - Francisco Cali,
K« Broadway, Aug. 27.
It is vary apparent that the City Coun-
cilmen would like to govern Oakland in
fact as well as ir. name. At present they
do not. In the most important particular
they have nothing to say, -.r.i that is In
the matter of fixing- a tax levy. It is true
they ga through the Routine performance
of declaring what the levy shall be and
how it shall be apportioned, but the
amount of taxation is determined for
them by the County Assessor. In other
words the County Assessor fixes the In-
-s tht In-
come for the city of Oakland ar.d this is
decidedly wrong. But pricr to this week
nobody seems to have made any com-
plaint.
But when the new charter is compiled.
:
as it will be ln a few months, there Is r.o
doubt that the section placed In the
present charter for the sake of economy
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will t-e eliminated and one substituted
that will make it the duty of the City As-
- ;. a ; -
sessor to assess independently and not
merely to follow the f.gures of the County
!
Assessor.
The economical idea that has hitherto
prevailed is exploded, for nearly as much
is pa:i the County Assessor for a mere
copy of his dty assessment as wouid. if
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added to the present salary of the City
Auditor, give the city an independent as-
sessment department. Should this be ar-
-
ranged ir. the new charter, there is not
much fear that it wili be combate<U>y the
County Assessor, for Mr. Dait(m has
■»r
always made a point of calling attention
to the: eeojromicai conduct of his office.
Although should this perquisite be taken
away from him, it will mean a loss of
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about $7500 during a term less the actual
cost, Mr. Dalton Is not likely to fight it
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on that account.
The movement to have a new charter
is having one effect: those interested in
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the government of Oakland, as well as
those charged with conducting It. are
now looking into the oid charter to see
what it contains. One member cf the
Council said recently that he had been
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four months in off.cc and he had not yet
completed the reading of the city charter,
which consists altogether of but eighty-
four moderate pages. They have dis-
co* ered many sections which are a sur-
prise to them. In view of ail the politi
cal pulling and manipulating in regard to
'• . - -
patronage that disgraces every c:ty
govcmment it is surprising to read that
"no appointments or removals shall be
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made for political reasons, nor, shall any
removal be made except for cause es
tablished to the satisfaction of the
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board." This was evidently brought to tee
attention of the old charter makers, for
at the very end of the charter tt was
somewhat qualified by this remarkable
section: "Competent and experienced em-
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ployes in the several departments shall
not be unnecessarily removed." The
word "unnecessarily" must therefore be
responsible for ail the political rquabbles
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regarding patronage that have been or
are now detrimental to good ar.d eco-
-
nomical government, ihe word "neces
sity" for removing a man admits of as
many constructions as there are political
faiths in the city government— hence the
need cf a mere definite charter.
The greatest mistake ever made in gov
erning Oakland was the substitution of a
paid Board of Public Works and Police
Commissicr.ers for the honoary board that
the charter created. Under the old regime
before the amendment was passed, the
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Board of Works consisted of three of the
most prominnent men in the city, who
were appointed one every two years by
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the Mayor, each holding ofiice for six
years. The amendment made the City At
torney and the City Engineer elective of-
-
ficers, and they with the Mayor constitute
the Board of Works and the Police and
Fire Commission. Since this arrangement
went into practice the City Hail has been
a hotbed of politics and its government
has been characterized by Interminable
quarreling.
Prior to this monkeying with the char-
-
ter the City Engineer and City Attorney
were appointed by the Board of Works
and instead of dabbllnz in politics as they
are forced to do at present, they attended
to their business and were not forever
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laying the foundation for perpetuating
themselves In office.
Ir. the c;d days the board met once a
week for the purpose of transacting busi
nes*. Since tnen boards have met nearly
every day of the week and have done al
most everything but attend solely to busi
ness. With the men who constituted the
eld board?, the appointment of a special
police officer or tne fact tbat one cf the
members differed from one of its employes
was not considered sufficient cause for
calling a special meeting and wastins
three or four hours doing politics and dis
crediting each other's motives. In those
days the City Engineer* attended to his
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business because he had to. or some one
else would take his place. The same Is
true of the City Attorney. The chief pur
'
poses for which the Board of Works and
Police ar.d Fire Commision meet at this
.
time are tco well known to need any re
capitulation. It is sufficient to say "that
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a::y oid thing or reason Imaginary or real,
is surtic.'ent to Justify a cali for a special
meeting and to be the foundation of a lit
tle political squabble.
The manner in which the present char-
*
ter works is best illustrated by the fol
lowing incident: A property owner men
tionea to the Councilman from his ward
that a culvert should be constructed at a
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tc-rtain street crossing. The Councilman
introduced into the Council a resolution of
intention to have the culvert built. Tho
matter was referred to the Street Com-
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mittee. After a time it came back to the
Council with a recommendation tnat the
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resolution he passed. The Board of
Works, of which the City Engineer is one.
was then authorized to perform tne work,
not to cost beyond a stipulated sum.
Sometime later :he Board of Works re
ceived the resolution and decided to dis
cuss /t in committee of the whole. When
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the ' board heid the committee meeting
It decided that it would be a very good
thing to have a culvert at this point, and
they agreed to recommend to the Board
.
cf Works that such a culvert be con
structed. At the next meeting of the
Beard of Works the resolution waa re
formed tothe City Engineer, who is a mem
ber of the Board of Works, with instruc
t'ons to confer with the Streei Superin
tendent regarding the best manner of
bu'lding the cul\"ert and of the actual cost
cf the same. Some time later the En-
the Kn
s'-cer was ready to report to the board,
of"which he Is a third, regarding the cul-
- ? the cu;
vert^ and his report A as adopted and then
tn« street Superintendent was ordered to
construct the culvert according to the
specifications laid down by the Board of
\<'orks. As soon as possible the Street
Superintendent proceeded to carry -it his
orders and found to his great surprise
t*at since the resolution of Intention was
first presented to the Council, a franchise
had been granted a street railroad to go
ovor th» crossing where the culvert was
desired, and that therefore all the work
had to be gone over again, as the culvert
had to be constructed to go under the
tracks, and aiso the street railroad had to
be partly responsible for the payment of
its construction. . m_]P
There is an idea prevalent araosjf cttl-
y-s. prevalent arson* dU
NEWS
s
»f the Bay Cities
tens generally that 11 ought to be possible
to have necessary work performed with
a little less red tap*=. and the opinion does
not seem to be altogether unreasonable.
It Is not improbable that there is brains
: enough in this community to formulate a
! city charter that will be a little more
S economical and speedy in Its workings,
i and which will give office holders a little
j less opportunity to be forever doing poii-
*s opportunity i
• tics at the expense cf the taxpayers.
It Is very unfortunate at this time that
! Mr. Cuveliler is taking his holiday. It is
not yet forgotten that last fall Mr. Cuvel-
I lier published some ideas based upon an
j inspection of the public schools. He read
j his ideas before the Board of Education
j and worked up that very conservative
1 body to such a high pitch of excitement
that language was used never before
| heard in the quiet board room. Mr. Cuvel
j lier saw thing goc-d in the method of
' conducting the Oakland school system. He
credited the superintendent with -..:.? a
I czar: he charged that class lines were
; drawn: that children were having their
I little minds distorted and distressed by
j being taught a lot of unnecessary stuff.
[ and finally concluded that somewhere in
i the neighborhood of one-half of the money
t allottee to the School Department
! was wasted. It was never ueflnltely set
i tied just how much truth there was in
i Mr. Cuvellier's arraignment, but there
jSs no doubt that he said altogether too
' much for a politician anxious to preserve
his standinc with certain elements. The
charges against the Board of Education
were never inquired Into and Mr. Cuveliler
must have been persuaded that they were
either untrue or impolitic or both, for the
.- j .
excitement cooled off as speedily as it
was created and since that —.-. Mr.
Cuveliler has teen notably silent on the
school question, realizing that nothing
; could be done in the way of retrenchment
j '.-. expenditure except a: the time of flx
j Ing tne tax levy. That time ls now at
j hand and Mr. Cuveliler— ls bear hunting
The demand on the part of some of the
j Councilmen that Washington street wh^n
j extended through the City Hall property
j fee extended In a perfectly straight line in
[ stead of --. a small angle as proposed by
[ Mr. Mott is largely based on sentiment.
! From a practical point of view Mr. Mott's
I idea of avoiding all the condemnation pro
! ceedlngs and of extending the street at an
; ingle is the more commendable. Mr.
Mott's plan is simpie nd if anything sim
| pie can be applied to a street opening. It
certainly should be considered. On the
other hand, lf Washington street be
opened quite straight it wiil necessitate
condemnation proceedings and will entail
damages of not less thai J173.0X) which
would be entirely avoided by Mr. Mort' «
pian. The idea of having straight streets
:s a good one as a E*enefal principle. In
this stance it would work no benefit and
if insisted upon means that Washington
street will not be opened for years and
perhaps never. In the center of the city
a triangular block such as Mr. Mott's
scheme provides, would be no more ob
• jectionable than a five-sided block with a
oorner cut off another one. sucn as would i
follow in the event of proceeding in a per
fellow t oil
fectly straight line. This street should be
cut through as a commercial necessity.
and commercial necessities in a growing
city should not be subservient to mere
rard
Councilman Girard did a little dance all
by himself in his piano warehouse without
accompaniment last week, when he heard
that Los Angeles had voted to issue bonds
for a water plant in the proportion of i
seven-and-a-half to one.
"We can beat tha.. easily." said he, "and
the sooner we take n-p the matter the bet- i
ter. There is no campaign needed to per- j
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suade people that it is better for them to
pay $2 for water than to pay t5, and after
ail the funny business of the past thre_ j
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years with our water mnoopoly I am i
ready to gamble that fc>or.ds for a water
plant would pass Sn this city ten to one. I
This should oe one cf the f.rst questions j
taken up by the Council, but of course on
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account of its magnitude we cannot afford |
to do any leaping ln the dark."
Girard is right.
STUART W. BOOTH, i
REV. J. SUNDERLAND
HAS RESIGNED
OAKLAND. Aug. Zl.— Some sensation
was created at the First Unitarian
Church," comer of Fourteenth and Grove
streets, yesterday morning by the pastor.
Rev. J. T. Sunderland, tendering nis
resignation. He assigned as his reason
the fact that the congregation was too
deepiv in debt. Some time ago a handsome
new edifice was erected and an indebted-

re=s of $*2-j.-»} was thereby incurred, the
responsibilty of which the minister was
unwilling to bear.
Rev. Mr. Sunderland has been at the
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church about a year, and has already
gained a 'high reputation as a forcible
and scholarly speaker. His action took
the congregation by surprise.
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Services in Oakland Churches.
OAKLAND, Aug. T..— Rev. William E.
Blackstone of Chicago occupied the pulpit
of the Brooklyn Presbyterian Churcn this
morning, ar.d this afternoon he preached
at Epworth Hall on the subject cf "Our
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Lord's Soon Coming." -_ :~
At the First United Presbyterian Church
Rev. J. B. Warren of BerKeley conducted
both the morning and evening service.
"The Heroisms of War anu Peace was
the topic of Rev. C. 1 L Hill's discourse
this evening in the Tenth-avenue Baptist
Chui-ch. -'■' - ., "*■/.
"To Him That Overcometh and
Him ~~
"Christ and the Coming People" were the
subjects r>f Rev. W. H. Penhallegons ser
mons at the First Presbyterian Church.
At the First Baptist Church this morn-
ing the annual children's rally was held
and a gocd programme carried out. In
the evening Rev. C. H. Hobart spoke of
"Leaves and Fishes, or the Question of
Bread and Butter."
"The Moral Bearing of Recent Strikes
ring of Recent S
on Social Reform" was the subject of an
interesting and instructive^ discussion by
Rev. C. R. Brown at the First Congrega
tional Church this evening. William B.
King, lately from Paris, presided at the
crgan at both services to-day. He has
just spent about three years studying un-
der masters.
At the Second Congregational Church
a
this evenine Rev. W. R. Blair addressed
the local Knights cf Pythias, who attend-
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ed in a body. Rev. Mr. Blair discussed
the merit? of fraternity.
"The Soldiers' Welcome Home" was the
subject cf Rev. Alfred Bayley's sermon
at the Fourth Congregational Church to-
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tiirht. -XX r -2.
P.ev. Mr. Davidson of Chicago occupied
the pulpit at St. Paul'! Episcopal Church
this morning.
P.ev. E. R. Dilie. pastor of the First M
E. Church, spoke to-night on "The Home
coming cf Our Soldiers." There was spe
cial music-
Alameda Naurs Notes.
ALAMEDA. Aug. 27.— The funeral of
the late- Mrs. Matilda W. Shreve was he'd
at 11 o'clock this morning from the M. E.
Church South. The services were con
ducted by Rev J Scott. U. S. A, Th*»
Rev. J. Hannon assisted. The interment
was In Mountain View Cemetery.
A (-'.am bake and bullshead breakfast
will be tendered the Alameda members
of the First California Volunteers by the
citizens of the city at the residence of
Ed Cleveland on Bay Farm Island next
Sunday morning. Buses wil I be run
from Park street and Encinal avenue for
the accommodation of guests. An in
teresting programme is being arranged.
and the reception premises to be a grand
D premises to I
affair.
Within a few- weeks Corporal Gus
— *.-. a f<=w weeks - Gus
Smiley will speak of his adventures in
the Philippine Islands for the benefit of
some charitable organization.
Freshmen to Drill.
ALAMEDA, Aug. a.— lnstruction in the
military department of the University of
California will begin to-morrow morning.
Professor Frank Scule. Commandant of
the corps, has issued an order for aU the
freshmen to form in front of the library
building at 11:15 a. m. They will then be
organized Into a battalion of four com
panies, averagir.s* over fifty men to each
company. Officers and non-commis
sioned officers of the battalion will t»
a««=lgned to th- duties at the time of
organization. All the upper class men
taking drill will be formed into a second
battalion at the same time under the
command of Major XVt R. Moulthrop.
Dol'.v— told Mr. Nicefellow that I bet
Reggie twenty kisses that our club would
win the race at Brighton.
Daisy— Well, wasn't ne shocked?
—No; I Set him hold tte stake*
THE SAN I EAN CISCO CALL. MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 1899.
OAKLAND
TO WELCOME WYOMING MEN
GOVERNOR D. F. RICHARDS.
GOVERNOR D. W. Richards of Wyoming arrived in this city last Saturday to
be the first to welcome the brave volunteers of his State, as soon as they
reach their native land ignis. They are expected to arrive on the transport
Grant In the near ' -' -- Governor Richards was elected to his present high
office last fa., having served with distinction as a member of both branches of the
Btate Legislature. He is accompanied by his staff and a irgs party of civilians.
OAKLAND STILL
COMING HOME
FROM THE FETE

Hospitable Frisco Her
Hospitable Frisco Her
Thousands Held.
Thousands Held.
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AN IMPULSE MOVED ATHENS
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HISTORICAL FACT OF ALL-NIGHT
FERRY SERVICE.
FERRY SERVICE.
1
Some Have Not Yet Returned From
the Paeeant Welcome to Cali-
the Pageant Welcome to Cali
fornia's Regiment — But One
Accident Reported.
Accident Reported.
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Oakland Office San Francisco Call,
SOS Broadway, Aug*. -"
Oakland is stiil coming home, and it has
now been proved beyond the perad%enture
of a doubt that the Athens of the Pa
cf a Athens oi . Pa
cific can be moved by a common im
pulse. The proof is the attendance of Oak
landers at the grand pageant and demon
stration tendered by San Francisco to the
returning First California Regiment.
The exodus for the metropolis began
when The Call announced by bulletins and
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booming cannon the happy sighting of the
transport Sherman. Ever since then Oak
land has been moving across the bay,
ar.d now her people are coming home.
Fcr the last few evenings, and last
For rt few - - last
night in particular, the streets were de
serted as they never were before. Thou
sands of homes were temporarily bereft
of their occupants, yet last night the city
felt so safe that It spared a dozen or
more of its "Haesi." besides the Mayor
and nearly all the officials, for the great
parade. It would be foolish to speculate
as to when they came back. Numerous
disappearances were reported to-day, but
Chief of Police Hodzkins Is paying little
or no atention to these. He feels confi
dent that they will turn up when they
have had their surcease of the dazzling
splendor cf San Francisco hospitality.
Crossing the bay, however, carrfed with
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it some unpleasantness bordering on the
humorous. The Southern Pacific, in its
effort to carry into effect Its declaration
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that none of its ferry boats should carry
more than a reasonable and safe num
ber, had Its gatemen on the San Fran
cisco side shut their gates after punching
a certain quota of tickets for a good load.
and in this way many merry parties were
- i way i
split ut> ar.d many husbands and wives
were tStts temporarily and most involun
tarily separated rather unceremoniously.
The "ferry steamers and the trains on this
<de th" bay were running until nearly *>
o'clock this' morning, when the new day's
'-un began. Every train— and each con
tained more cars than ordinarily— was
crowded. It was certainly something tha;
bas rever befere been witnessed in the
history of Alameda and San Francisco
counties The vast throngs seemed to be
rery 'a'rly handled. Every ferry boat that
wa« worthy was put in commission, ar.d
while all •rrorts tc run trains on time
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proved futiie and entirely out of the ques
tion, there were no accidents reported en
boat or train. .
Though in rather a remote sense, the
b!e"den-.onstratlon last night was indi
rectly responsible for Mrs. Rosa sober
anes breaking her right leg. she. too
was" determined to witness the parade and
Illumination across the bay, ar.d in her
Mcerness ;o catch an early tram she ran
toward the depot at First street and
Broadway and accidentally stubbed ncr
foot against an obstruction. She fell vio
iertlv to the ground and was picked up
nnconscious. At the Receiving Hospital
"hfTracture was reduced and later she
fracture waa
was "rem ' to her home. sto Third
street. \
RAILROAD FRANCHISES
TO BE DISCUSSED
BERKELEY, Aug. 27.— 1t Is now a
month since the Southern PaclSc
Company made its first moxe toward
securing a monopoly of the street-car
traffic of the university town. To-morrow
night 't is expected that the *_oard of
Trustees, in their regular meeting, will
come to some decision in the matter.
The thing will not go through without
a vigorous protest. Property-owners on
Bancroft way are raising serious objec
tions to the use of that street for rail
way purposes, and the residents Of North
Berkeley are not likely to see their right
of free transportation into the central
part of town cut off without a struggle.
They will urge the board to take a longer
time to consider the matter, and thus
postpone for a month or more the final
granting of the monopoly to Uncle Collis.
Bids for the franchises close to-morrow
at noon. They are to be opened at 8 p. m..
when the Trustees are called to order. It
i • understood .at the board will refuse
to accept a stated sum each year in con
sideration for the franchises, exacting in
stead, 3 per cent of the yearly receipts.
Rev. Mr. French 1= Recovering.
OAKLAND. Aug. 27.— Rev. J M. French.
pastor of the First United. Presbyterian
NEWS
of the Bay Cities
Church, who a week ago was brought
home on a stretcher from Gueraeviile.
where he had gone in search of health, is
to-day reported on the fair road to recov-
i I to recow
erv. "For several days grave fears were
entertained, and Dr. Wakefield, the fam
ily physician, has been in attendance and
believes now that the pastor will rapidly
ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT
OF NATION'S VETERANS
Many Californians Will Attend the
Gathering Which .Will Take
Place at Philadelphia.
Past Commander Sol Cahen. department
of California and Nevada, with other rep
resentatives, wiil leave to-morrow for
Philadeiphia to attend the thirty-third
national encampment of the Grand Army
of the Republic, which will be formally
opened in the Grand Opera-house on Mon
day, September 4.
In order to make thi3 official reunion
of the veterans of the Civil War one of
the greatest events in the history of the
organization the citizens of Philadelphia
will extend to visiting soldiers the most
iavish hospitality. On Monday afternoon
there will oe a parade of naval veterans,
but the grand parade of the ola army wiii
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take place on Tuesday morning, when, it
Is estimated, at least sj,'aa> members of
the Grand Army wili be in Une.
the Grand Army will he ir. '..
Camp James A. Sexton will be a novel
feature of the encampment. On a beaut.
ful stretch of sloping ground in Fair
mount Park a camp site has been selected,
which wiil contain tents and cots and all
the features of a modern military camp,
where more than 10,000 comrades can be
provided for who prefer this mode of life.
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During the week there will be held re
unions of the armies of the Potomac.
Cumberland, Tennessee and Ohio; of
corps, division and regimental associa
tions.
A grand excursion on th« Delaware
River and a review of the North Atlantic
squadron, under Rear Admiral Sampson,
will take place Friday.
The national conventions of the
Woman's Relief Corps and of the Ladies
of the Grand Army will also be held dur
ing the encampment week. .:« P.
National headquarters of command
er in chief and .--■-.- be at the Conti
nental Hotel, where Commander Cahen
and the California delegation will also
make headquarters. The following are
among the California representatives who
will take part in the encampment: Gen
eral Charles A Woodruff, assistant com
missary general United States army. of
George H. Thomas Post No. 2. San Fran
cisco: Comrades F. L. Turpin and Phil J.
Landergan. same post; E. K. Russell, Lin
coln Poet No. 1. San Fran* *->; General
J. J Gosper, Eartlett-Loean Post No. 6,
Los Angeles: A. E. Davis and Colonel E.
W. Jones of Stanton Post No. 55. Los An
ireles; C. I Rice of Riverside Pos; No.
118, Riversfde: Georee W. H--rr **:" Warren
Pest No. 54. Sacramento: Jud?e John W.
Glass and H. J. Wallace of John A. Dix
Post No. -. San Jose: W. W. Russell of
Corinth Post No. 80. Marysville. and Ma
jor J. H. Simpson of Kilpatrick Post No.
SS, St. Helena.
=
ANNUAL REUNION OF
THREE COUNTIES OF ERIN
SONS OF TYRONE. FERMANAGH
AND DONEGAL.
Crowds Gather at Shell Mound and
Spend the Day in Merry-Making,
Dancing and Games.
The ninth annual reunion and games of
the Tyrone. Fermanagh and Donegal
Benevolent Society at Shell Mound Park
yesterday was a great success. The an
nouncement on the circulars. "The Xorth
is up! The lads from the land of the
O'Neils and O.Donnells cordially invite
one and ail to our picnic." caused over a
thousand pleasure-seekers to respond, and
they were well repaid in the enjoyment of
the day-
Valuable gate, game and racing prizes
were distributed tp the lucky ones, and
dancing in the big pavilion came in for a
large share cf attention.
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The jig and reel dancing en a platform
in the open air was , a special feature of
th* outing, and J. O'Connor, P. J. Kelle
her. J. Cronin and P. Tamony divided
honors in the contests. The music was
furnished by Tim McCarthy and John
McMahon. "the fiddler," who were en
cjco-j to attend to the i'-S and reel danc
ing." The celebration lasted ur.: 11
o'clock at night. '' Pr-y
The Tyrone. Fermanagh and Donecal
Society is beneficial in its character and
di»tr;butes considerable money every
month Cor sick members and their
famfiies It has 360 members and the offi
cers are: President. John Devenv: vice
- - lent. John Qulnlan; recording secre
tary Bernard Gorman; financial secre
tary, Hugh McGlaughan: corresponding
secretary. James McCiafferty; treasurer,
John Daley.
In addition to the officers the following
In addit; JB the fallowing
were on the committee of arrangements.
to which the success of the affair was
due: Patrick Hurley, Peter Garrey,
Hugh O'Farrell. James McCarthy, John
Collins and Edward Gelding. Floor man
ager, Peter Tarr.
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Charged "With Larceny.
Charles Walker, colored, was arrested
last ever.', on the complaint of Annie
Mardens, also colored, and charged at the;
California-street station with petty '.ar- j
cenv. Both the principals in the case
were members of a party :r. a Pacific- (
street saloon. Whiie drinking the Mar
dens woman missed a sealskin sack. She
holds Walker responsible for Its disap
pearance. Walker has been in prison be- •
fora . m
Berkeley
GAGGED WHILE
ROBBERS PLY
THEIR TRADE

Strange Story of an
Strange Story of an
Oakland Girl.
ANOTHER BOLD BURGLARY
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GLADIS BAILEY'S SENSATIONAL
TALE TO : HE POLICE.

She Says That She Was Botmd East
She Says That She Was Bound East
to a Chair While Ttto
Men Sacked the
Ho US'i.
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Oakland Office San Francisco Call,
908 Broadway, Aug. Ti.
The police authorities are puzzled over
a burglary reported by Mrs. G. E. Bailey
as having been committed to-day at her
home. 2051 Linden street, and although but
little booty was secured the boldness and
daring outdoes In details the case reported
from the Blake block about two weeks
ago, wherein little. Ethel Roberts was
gagged by a burglar in her mother's room
In broad daylight.
The burglary at the Bailey residence
was committed this forenoon while Mr?.
Bailey, two at her daughters and a son
were atending church. Gladis. another
laughter aged I] years, had been left at
home to complete her toilet, which had
been delayed, and what occurred while
the girl was attending to these duties .8
tit by herself substantially as follows:
While standing before the mirror in her
mother's bedroom two apparently young
men, their faces partially hidden by black
masks, one with a brown mustache.
dressed In a gray coat and dark trousers
and Fedora hat, the other with a smooth
face, and in a dark suit wearing a gray
cap, entered the room, and -with revolvers
level- [ at her head threatened her with
instant death if she cried out. While one
of the intruders guarded her the other se
cured some clothesline rope and the girl
was then tied down in a chair, after which
a search was made for valuables. A purse
lying on the bureau, containing 11 15. was
about the only thing found worth taking.
The two burglars then untied the girl.
but before doing so secured some blacking
and blacked Gladis' face. Then they
locked her up In a closet off the kitchen.
They then made their exit through the
rear door. locking lt and placing the key
on the back porch.
When Mrs. Bailey and the other mem
bers of the family ....
the girl locked in the closet, and to them,
as well as to Detective Holland and Cap
tain Wilson of the police department,
Gladis related her story.
The girl declares she never saw the men
before. She says when they left one cf
them remarked, "You'll know me again
when ycu see me." the girl says she
dared not make an outcry for fear of be
ing murdered, so she calmly awaited the
return of her folks. The neighbor! is
a quiet one, not thickly settled and com
posed of churchgoing folk.
The police are Inclined to discredit the
girl's story, yet a thorough investigation
is to be conducted.
THE CURACAO ARRIVES
FROM CENTRAL AMERICA
A MAN FALLS INTO THF BAY
FROM MISSION WHARF.
FROM MISSION WHARF.
What Sunday Brought to the Harbor
Hospital From Places Along
Hospital From Places Along
the City Front.
rterday was an unusally quiet day
on the water front. The night . „-....__, .-....__ -.
exhausted every one, and the city was
every r.o. and the dty was
inclined to stay at home and rest- The
decorations had, In a great measure, been
taken down, the palms had been torn
from their fastenings and the only things
left to remind one that a celebration had
taken place were the list of casualties
on the book of the 'P.-.- Hospital and
the bad painting on the front of the
Ferry buiidinsr.
Fortunately the Harbor Hospital had
little that was serious to report. There
was ■-. lon* list of accidents chronicled,
but they amounted, with two exceptions.
to little more than bruised fingers r.i
fainting fits, though there were all sev
eral cases of those who bad drank not
wisely but too well.
The first of the two exceptions was
George Battorf, a young mar. employed in
the Sacramento Rolling Mills. He had
come down to the city to help along the
festivities. In order to properly fall In
with the spirit of the occasion he filled
up on the spirit? of East street. But his
plans miscarried. Instead .of falling in
with the occasion he fell into the bay
from the end of Mission wharf and was
fished out and taken to the hospital just
In time to save his life. He was dis
charged this morning and left for the in
terior, where, he says, he will re content
to remain In the future.
The second exception was Mrs. Nellie
Jacobson of j"4 Howard street, who took
exception to the amorous advances of a
casus stranger. Her rejection of the
compliment so offered the stranger that
he drew a knife and slashed her face.
The stranger is onw being eagerly sought
for along the water front
The only arrival of any importance
during the day was the Pacific Coast
Steamship ------ Curacao,
which came in yesterday morning after a
ten days' trip up the coast from Guay
mas. She brought no news of interest,
and her voyage was uneventful.
The Chief Wharfinger's office received
an order yesterday to keep steam up on
the Markham, so that she would be
ready to leave on a moment's notice and
go out to meet the transport Grant as
soon as that vessel is reported. -ry
A FAREWELL BANQUET.
General WarSeld Bade Bon Voyag-e
by His Staff.
General Warfield was tendered a ban
quet last evening at the California Hotel
by the members of his staff, who made it
the occasion to say good-by and wish him
a pleasant month of travel through the
Eastern States. Although the general
has not ye definitely fixed the date of his
departure, the time was considered right
for a substantial farewell and a most en
joyable even - was the result.
Colonel and Mrs. Victor puboce were
the guest of honor, and the colonel was
kept busy reountlng his experiences and
those of the gallant First in the Philip
pines. After the fashion of banquets at
the California the viands and wines were
ail that could be desired, and the four
hours spent at table were keenly en
joyed. The?- present were:
General and Mrs. Warfield, Colonel and
Mrs. Victor Duboce, Colonel J. G. Cast
ing. Miss Giesting. Colonel H. D. Bush,
Major and Mrs. H. A. Wegner. Major
and Mrs. J. C. Margo. Major C. J. Evans.
Miss Bartlett. Major and Mrs. Charles
Jansen. Major H. B. Hosmer and sister.
Miss Hosmer, Captain and Mrs. Nap
thaly and Captain A. A. Hanks and sis
ter. . - ._X2y
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Stole an Austrian Medal.
George Rabych was arrested last night |
at a Third-street restaurant on a com- 1
plaint issued In Santa Crux County charg- j
ing grand larceny. It Is claimed the pris- j
oner stole an Austrian medal of great j
value from a Boulder Creek rancher, j
The medal was found on him. - J
CAPSIZED THEIR
CRAFT WHILE
THEY FOUGHT
— — —
Disastrous Ending of
a Boat Ride.
— • —
FRITZ WOLFERT DROWNED
FRITZ WOLFERT DROWNED
— *
HIS COMPANION. 2-IBS. STUHErStI,
HIS COMPANION. MBS. MUHEIM.
IS RESCUED.
»
Woman Tells Conflicting Stories of
the Affair and Surrounds the
Accident With Mys
tery.

Fritz W -- - : Un '..--
Frita Wolfert and Mrs. Lena Muheim
went boat riding on the bay yesterday,
and during* the progress oi a dispute be
tween them the boat was capsized. Noth
ing baa been heard cr seen of Wolfert
since, and Mrs. Muheim was rescued some
hours later by Hans Nelson, who found
her clinging to the upturneu boat.
All the parties live out on the San
Bruno road, beyond Silver avenue. Wol
fert Is, or was, a clam digger by occupa
tion and a boaster by profession. It was
his profession that was the indirect cause
of the accident Although he had a wife
and a grown bob, he spent much of his
time la the company of Mrs. Muheim,
who also has a husband living.
Wolfert had frequently boasted to Mrs.
Muheim that he was an expert with the
oars and could swim like a fish. On many
occasions he- bad offered to take rout
rowing, but always failed, on some pre
text or other, to keep his promise. Yes
terday morning Mrs. Muheim chided him
and told him that she believed he was
afraid of the water. That was too much.
Be went straight and secured a flat
bottom boat and invited Mrs. Muheim to
accompany him. She accepted the invita
tion, and they started about '. o'clcck in
the afternoon.
Mrs. Muheim states that they had no
sooner pulled away from the shore thai
she was sails that Wollert had never
been in a boat before. He handled the
oars awkwardly and finally lost one of
them overboard.
Mrs. Muheim's statements as to what
followed are somewhat foggy She told
Hans Nelson, who rescued her. that she
and Wolfert engaged in a row and during
the scrimmage the boat was capsized. To
the reporters she said that Wolfert at
tempted to light his pipe, lost his balance
and as he went overboard grabbed her
dress and pulled her in after him. She
remembers struggling in the water for
some time and finally reaching the boat.
She looked around for her companion,. but
he had disappeared. She says that she re
mained in the water, .... bot
tom of the boat, for more than an hour
before she was rescued.
The Coroner was notified, but no at
....... made to recover the body.
AROUND THE
CORRIDORS
C M. Maze, a car:-- of Modesto, and
wife are guests a; the Lick.
Charles G. Lamberson. an attorney of
Visalia. is stopping at the Lick.
Dr. M. H. Cassell of Miami MUM was
among yesterday's arrivals at the Lick.
A . Joy, a prominent young Sacramento
politician, Ix spending a few days ln this
city.
H. F. Geer. a big ranch owner of - -.
lock, Stanislaus County, is a guest at the
Lick.
J. A. Linscott. a prominent politician
and ranch owner of Watsonville, is at the
Grand.
W. H. P. cut ledge and Thcmas Harming
of London are among the guests at the
Palace.
William Garland and wife of Los An
geles were among yesterday's arrivals at
the Palace.
Charles McClatchy. editor of the Sac
ramento Ere. returned to Sacramento
yesterday afternoon.
Railroad Commissioner N. Blacks
arrived yesterday from Ventura and is
stopping at the rand.
William N. Ross, a wealthy cattle owner
of Eureka is spending a few days in this
city. He is registered at the Lick.
Railroad Commissioner E. B. Edson
arrived yesterday from Gazelle. Siskiyou
County, and is registered at the Occi
dental.
August C. Hihn. the Santa Cruz capital
ist, and wife and Mrs. Lucie Hamlin were
among yesterday's arrivals at the Grand.
State Centre. E. P. Coif who has
been stopping In this city through the
reception season, has returned to Sacra
— cute
S IfartfnelH and L M irth
S. Martlnelll and L. Martinelli, extensive
orchardists .-. the Pajaro Valley, arrived
yesterday from Watsonville and are reg
istered at the Grand.
Mis? Pearl McKinney, a young lady
prominent In Santa Cruz society, is stop
ping at the California after a year spent
in the Hawaiian Islands.
G. A. Latham, a capitalist of Boise City,
Idaho, and wife arrived yesterday from
Boise and will remain in this city unui
after the return of the Idaho volunteers.
who are expetced to arrive to-day on th*>
transport Grant Mr. and Mrs. Latham
have joined Governor Stuenenberg and
Adjutant General Beaver at the Grand
Hotel.
Assemblyman and Mrs. "William Cowan
returned last evening to their home in
Santa Rosa after three days spen; in this
city in witnessing the reception to the
California Volunteers. >.
Thomas J. Clark, interested in the
Franklin. Grand Victory and other big
mining properties of El Dorado County,
arrived yesterday from Placerville and Is
putting up at the Grand.
Milton Besse, Sheriff of Santa Cruz
County and grand marshal of the X. S.
G. W.. return- I to Santa Cruz yesterday
after having participated In the big night
parade in honor of the returned volun
teers.
H. D. C. Earnhardt the Santa Cruz cap
italist, arrived yesterday from Stockton,
where he spent the pas; two months su
perintending the harvesting of the crop
on his big San Joaquin Valley ranch. Mr.
Earnhardt is at the Lick and will return
to Stockton this afternoon.
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Died From His Injuries
E. Elliott, a laborer residing at 1*355*2
Mission street, died yesterday from in
juries recevied abou: ten days ago while
ago while
loading hay on the United States ship
Siam. At the time of the accident El
liot: with other laborers, was engaged in
lowering a bale of hay into the ship, when
he in some manner lost his balance and
fell into the hold. He was treated at the
Harbor Receiving Hospital and afterward
•aken to his home, where he was attend
ed by Drs. Sobasley and Andersen. His
death was reported to the Coroner and
the body was removed to the Morgue.
The deceased was a native of Novo Sco
tia aged 44 years and unmarried.
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Bumped Against a Telegraph Pole.
Henry Thompson of Company L, Firs:
California, called at the hospital early
yesterday morning and had a long cut In
bis chin stitched and dressed. He was
walking along Market street wit' two
young ladies, when one of them dropped
her handkerchief. Thompson missed her
when she stopped to pick it up and
swung around to see what had become of
her. As he did so his chin struck against
a telegraph pqle.
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A rustless metal has been patented
by a Pennsylvanian. composed of in
gredients U* proportion as follows:
Iron. 100 pounds; chrome, half &
pound; tungsten, quarter of a pound,
and nickel quarter of a pound, with a
small quantity of salt
Weather Report.
036 th Meridian— Pacific Time.)
SAN FRANCT3CO. A-?--1' tT— 5 p. m.
The following maximum temperature* were
reported from stations in California, to-day:
Etireka sS|Saa Diego «3
Fresno S5 Sacramento «
Los Angeles %2 Independence *•»
Red Bluff %4 Tama -•■+
San Luis Obispo SSJ
San Fraccisco data: Maximum temperature,
62; minimum. ": mean. '"
WEATHER CONDITIONS AND GENERAL
FORECAST.
Tfce pressure has risen decidedly .... ...
northern portion of tlie Pacific Slcne. An
area cf high pressure is central off Vancouver
Island, moving eastward.
rt ward
Tfce temperature changes have been slight la
ali districts, and tbe temperature is nearly
normal over the country west of the Rocky
Mountains.
Scattered lieht showers have occurred la
---..-■ rt tt in
Washington and Northern Arixoua.
Conditions are favorable for fair and some
what .--■-»-■ in California Monday.
Forecast made at Saa Francisco for thirty
boors ending midnight. ■_.--;■ 1??9:
Northern California— Fair; warmer Monday;
fresh northwest wind.
Southern California— Fair Monday; freeh
w«: wind-
Nevada— Fair Monday; cooler in north per
tion.
Ctab— Fair: cooler Monday.
"-"- - --.*--- We zia.7
Arixoua— Partly cloudy Monday.
San Francisco and vicinity— Fair Monday:
warmer; fresh west wind
-. H. -XILLPON.
Ixxal Forecast Official.
Sun. Moon and Tide.
United - States ~-3«* and Geodetic Surrey—
-■-*- and Height* ct High sai Lew
Water* at Fort Point, entrance ta Saa
Francisco Bay. Published by official au
thority of tbe Superintendent.
NOTE— Tbe high and low waters occur at
the city front (Mission-street wharf) about
twenty-five minutes later -.-a- at I act Point;
the height of tide is the same at both places.
MONDAT. AUGUST 3.
NOTE— In the above exposition of the tide*
... early momin* tide* ... __ -.- In tfce left
hand column and -.be successive tide* cf th*
day In tbe order at occurrence a* to time. Tbe
second time colnran give* the second tide of
tfce day. •-* 6 third time column tie third tide
and the •*■*• -- right hand column gives tie
last tide of the day. except when there are but
three tides, as sometimes occur. Tfce heights
given -. — additions to the sounding* on th*
United State* -***■- Bat-way chart*, exeert
when a minus sign {— ) precede* Das height,
and tbi tbe number given ls subtracted from
tbe depth given by the -harts, Th* plane of
reference ls tbe — -*- cf the lower low water*.
Steamer Movements.
TO ARRIVE.
TO SAIL.
Shipping Intelligence.
ARRIVED.
Sunday. August 17.
Stmr Columbia^ Greets, 50** hours from Port
land. „ . . _ .
Br stmr Sikh. Rowley. 1? daya from Ycko-
Br «:~: P*.V:h, Rowley, B day* fr-om Yck*>
hama-
Stmr Curacao. Voa Helms. 11 daya from
- - «. U day* from
- -
--.- " .---i- LittlefieH M h*rar» from
Stmr Mackinaw, LittleSeld. W houra from
Tacoma. „ \ *.*■' , *. . '"■'■ 'XX
Stmr Willamette, Hansen. 74 hours from
- v uaette fTaiww, .4 boaata nasi
Seattle.
Stmr Santa Crur. --=■--- 42 houra from
Pert' Harford- ":-- Lr-P"-Xy-^<
Stmr Newsboy. Fosen. 2 hours from sal.
Bi Kate Davenport. Merriman. « days from
Tacoma. :*"*-.'- ZZ '
. Schr Mary Etta. Andersen, Li hoars from
nm boon barn
Bowens Landing. ■■_ ~. .- -■*'". -Xy-
Schr Barbara Hemster. Jensen. 4 days M
Gray? Harbor.
Schr Five Brothers, •-=»-. 14 hours from
Blhiers Pdnt-
SAILED.
Sunday. Augast 17.
Jar Augaat 17.
Stmr Aibicn. Erickson. Cape Nome.
Stmr Pcmcna. Shea. Eureka.
Stmr Aloha. Jorgensen. Mf- r.i ---:-■!.
Bktn Northwest. Lund. .a: :*3ia.
, Bk Haydn Brown. Paulsen. Eureka: la tow
of tvs Rescue.
Schr Sequoia, Larse-a. Eureka: in tow cf
- - vim .-■--. - lam m
tue Rescue. *-■ X, Z* ' XZ- "±
Schr Bender Brother?, Wetzel. Bowens Lasd-
- •- - Wttttt, B-Dwecs Lard-
*Schr Wetfoot. Mercer. Columbia River.
TELEGRAPHIC-
POINT LOBOS. Aug. ZL '-".- D- m.— Waather
hazy; wind *rest: velocity 50 miles.
MEMORANDUM.
Per Mackinaw— Saw .bk Kate Davenport eS
Per Mackinaw— Saw bk Kate DBMBMBt :Z
Point Reyes.
DOMESTIC PORTS.
DOMESTIC PORTS
TACOMA— Arrived August 57— Schr John A.
Campbell, from -an Pedro.
Sailed Aueust Shin Columbia, for Saa
Francisco- Schr Una. for San Francisco. An
ru«t 27— Schr Winslow, for .
PORT LUDLOW— Sailed August Schr
Fred E. Sander, far .
COOS BAY— Arrived August 27— Stmr Signal.
hence August 14. Schr Daisy P.: we. hear**
August it. : ""
Sailed Aueust 17— Stmr Alcazar, fcr San
HCMrt 27— Btmr A.cazar. fcr San
Francisco. Stmr Brnnswlck. for Baa Fran
cisco.
PORT TOWNSEND— SaiIed tot* IS— Schr
Winslow. for .
HUENEME— SaiIed Aug_st ?7— Schr Mabel
Gray, for Eureka.
SAN PEDRO— Arrived August T7— Stmr Na-
-■ PEDRO— Arrived August *7— Stmr Na
varro, from Usal. ■ . ''X .'■• PZ'fml'--
SAN PEDRO— August 77— Schr Sa
die, from UmDQua. -'-'- -T. _ _
FORT BRAGG— Arrived August Stmr
Noyo aad schr Sophia Sutherland, hence An-
August r-Schr Martha W. Tuft, for
Port ROSS— Arrived August 17— Schr Mary
. - r Mary C. for San
FFrREK\-Arrived ■)««-( 27-Stmr Weectt.
h-nce Aueust tt Schr Mary Dodge, hence
luatLt IS Schr Sorrow, hence August 14.
4-hr UUebona*. from Saa Pedro.
=illed Aurust 27— Bkta Uncle John aad
Jessie Minor, for Honolulu. Stmr Scad.
for — --
TRANSATLANTIC STEAMERS.
SOUTHAMPTON— Arrived August 17— Stmr
R^rcea. from New Yorw. for Bremen. - -
V£T»ed August rr-Stmr Friedrich der
riZ-^^e from Bremen, for New York.
HAVRE— Arrived August IT— Stmr La Bre
tagae. from New York.
QCEENSTO'WN— Sailed August Stair
Campania, from Liverpool, for New York.
MOVILLE— SaiIed Aueust IS— Stmr City of
K«m» from Glasgow, tor New York.
PHILADELPHIA— Arrived Aursa Star
Fir.*: land, from LiverpocL
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