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take me to tell what to do with the
i keth'iok? Must I count the money
to find out whether there Is enough
to juetify me in tearing the pocketb..,jk
up? Not unless I am a thief at heart.
.And If I beiieve that governments come
up from the people; if I ls we
de-clared in the resolution ot Intervention
that the p<v>pie „f Cuba are ru-.i ought to
I c free, how can I doubt that the Fili
• - are and of right i
How can you draw a line between the
Cubans and the Filipinos, and say that
the Cubans ought to be- free but that the
Filipinos ought to be subjects?
I say that if the declaration ls true, if
governments come up from the people,
then we ought to assure the Filipinos
Of our intention to give them their own
government; and I will go further than
thai. When people fall into the hands
of this nation this nation must deal with
those people according to American Ideas
not according to European ideas.
and when th© republics of Sou:.; America
sprang into existence we announced to
the old world - . republic was
planted upon American soil the ground
upon which It loly ground and
that no king could ever set his foot upon
that soil again. And so 1 say let us ex
tend to the Philippine Islands the doctrine
that we have • ■- ruled to Central and
South An. Ing helped them
to achieve their Independence let us say
to th ■ 9 d up. be free," and to all
the world saj : "Hands off. and let that
republic live and w^rk out its destiny."
<Loud an fed cheering.)
The Doctrine of Our Fathers.
You tell me that it would be humiliating
for us to surrender the title to these isl
ands. I tell you that when our fore
fathers were only three millions In number
we were willing to declare to the
•world that the people were the only source
•of power; and shall we seventy "millions
be asham^i to admit that we believe in
the doctrine for which our fathers fought
and bled and died? Tell me that the na
tions of Europe will laugh at us. I say
let 'them laugh. Let them laugh. But
when this nation, a republic, says to the
world, "We take up arms to extend the
area of self-government, to enable the
crushed to realize their aspirations for
liberty," we'll shake every crown In
Europe. .(Prolonged cheers.)
America a World Power.
I hear them say that we must be a
■world power, and they call us diminutive
.Americans because we do not accept their
idea of a world power. Wiiy, if they only
knew it, this nation has been a world
power for a hundred years. For more than
ten decades this nation has exerted an
influence upon the politics of the human
race equal to that of ail the nations ot
the world combined; and we have exerted i
that influence without swords or Gatling
guns. For a hundred years we have
traveled that pathway that lead? from the
low domain of might to the high domain
of right, and what a glorious history we
have made! I would not trade that his
tory, that history of republic tor a
hundred years, for all the history of all
th»» monarchies that have risen and fallen
since time fan. (Cheers.)
You tell me that we must go forward.
I teil you that imperialism takes us back
ward." It is not going upward and on
ward, it is going back to the narrow
views of kings and emperors.
Have you heard or read that poem
written by Dr. Taylor, entitled "The
Creed and the- Flap"? There is one verse
that contains so much of truth that I
shall repeat It to you even at the risk of
tiuoting something that you have already
heard.
Did our liberty bell ring In vain?
Was the Declaration a lie?
Must we turn to the Old World again
With a peaitent .-.«-. - cry?
Must we arm us and march in the ran
Of Europe's barbaric para
Not a Prodigal Nation.
It is all true, my friends, and I ask the
question of you: Did our liberty bell
ring in vain? History tells us that when
the Declaration was about to be signed
the people gathered in the streets and
waited for the signal, and finally when
those immortal names were affixed to the
immortal document, the old liberty bell
rang out and the people* caught up the
Kuiiad and cheered and cheered again.
And from that day to this that liberty
bell has been carried from State to State
and from city to city, and eyes have tilled
with tears as they gazed upon that sa
cred relic of Revolutionary days.
Did that liberty bt-11 ring in vain? Must
Us tones no more be heard? Was the
"Declaration a lie? Have we been false for
a hundred years in declaring that govern
ments come up from the people? Must we
go hack to European ideas and say that i
a government, instead of being mad by j
the p*"ople and fnr the people, is a thing
about thirteen inches in diameter, round
in shape and fired out of a cannon? Must
we turn to the Old "World again with a
penitent prodigal's cry? This nation is
not a prodigal son. This nation has not
wasted its substance in riotous living. |
This nation Is not ready to go back and ]
with trembling voice, ask permission to be j
2r.clu.ded among 1 - hired servants of royalty. |
This nation has not sinned against heaven
nor in the sight of man. and God grant
that the crowm-d heads of the Old world |
may never have occasion to kill the fatted |
calf to celebrate the return of this repub
lic from independence back to the creed of
King? and to the gospel of force, j
(Cheers.)
What shall we do Stand true to the !
faith of the fathers and to the principles
of their government. Because tine people
of France were friendly to us during the
devolution the people of France joined
with the United States and placed In New
York harbor a heroic statue representing
Liberty enlightening the world. What a
glorious conception of our nation - mis
s'on among the nations of the earth!
What shall we do?
Take the statue down and send It back
to France, and tell them that we;. • not -
in the liberty business any more? laugh
ter > Sha'l we send over to England and
borrow a second-hand statue of William
the Conqueror and place it in New York
harbor to indicate the change that has
taken plac 3 ? We can if we will, but we
n'+^d not unless we desire to. I propose
an American plan, and that la that we
rive the Filipinos the same assurance of
independence and protection that we have
given to the Cubans, and then the chil
dren of the Filipinos will join with our
children and place •, Manila Bay a new
statute of liberty enlightening the Orient,
and that is an American policy. (Loud
cheering.)
RECEIVED QUIETLY
Democrats Meservra demon
strations for the Night
Meeting.
Colonel William Jennings Bryan, ac
companied by his -wife and three children,
arrived in the city from the Yosemite Val
ley shortly before noon yesterday. He
■was escorted to th© valley by Colonel W.
"W. Foote, president of the Board of Yo
■emfee Valley Commissioners.
At Oakland Colonel Bryan was greeted
by a delegation of his admirers and es
corted to the California Hotel in this city.
Among those who clasped the colonel's
hand on his arrivel were' Judge J. Sulli
van, Jasper McDonald, Judge Robert Fer
mi. Charles Edelman. Judge A. D. Lemon,
Alexander Vogelsang, Charles J. Galla
LAST CALL
At $|
GOING UP MIDNIGHT
Of SATURDAY,. September 9th,
to $1.40 share. All applications
received up to that time will be
filled at the fr.oo price. Mai! or-
ders bearing postmark of midnight
or earlier included.
PEOSPECTUS FREE.
BIG PANOCHE OIL CO.,
4th FLOOR ADAMS BUILDING,
206 KEARNY STREET,
SAX FRANXISCO.
Open Thursday, Friday and Satur-
day evenings.
gher. Judge Charles N. Harris, Oscar
Hocks, Walter P. Stradley, L. M. Jlanzer,
Walker C. Graves. James H. Barry. Tim
othy Treacy, ex-Senator John Fay, >x-
Sheriff William McMann, J. S. Wardell,
Robert Slye, J. D. Condon, J. J. Crowley,
T. Carl Spelling. Senator Sid Hall. D. J.
O'Brien. Dr. Clinton, Dr. R. Beverly Cole.
Dr. Leland. J. F. Dockery. J- J- Barrett,
R. P. Doolan, M. < '. Hassett, C. B. Stone.
P. H. McCarthy, ex-S<-nator William Cro
nin. William Abbott. William Broderick,
Thomas Burke, Robert Thompson. Augus
tus Tillman, Jam?s Gallagher, Fisher
Ames, Colonel William Craig, H. S. Mc-
Cranej-, R. P. Troy. Robert Thon
Dr. Hill. T. J. Pindir. E. P. B. Troy, W.
F. Stafford. Thomas J. Welsh, J. J. Mc-
Dade, Dr Bell. Jeremiah Coffey, A. B.
Klr.n<*. F.. O. Coffey, Colonel We O'Connor,
Judge E. R. BriilurVford, Timothy Fitzpat
rlck, P. Boland.
J. J. Dwyer of the Democratic National
Committee". Seth Mann, chairman of the
! Democratic State Central Committee; W.
H. Alford and Hug" HornMn wf-nt up th.->
i road as far as Port Costa to meet the
Bryan party.
A suite of rooms at the California, em
bracing- a parlor and three other apart
ments, was placed at the disposal of the
distinguish**! guest and his family. In
honor of the occasion the Marie parlors
on the second floor of the hotel wore ap
' proprlatelv decorated. A wreath of flow
ers was observable. Mrs. Hearst Bent a
choice lot of roses In compliment to Colo
nel and Mrs. Bryan.
The reception which was announced to
beprin at 2 o'clock was delayed until
; nearly 3 p. m., but Colonel Bryan was
|
able to see all those -who had assembled i
at the hotel before thirty minutes had |
elapsed. The throng was neither large
cor demonstrative. There was no cheer- :
Ing for the n^xt Democratic nominee for .
the Presidency, but the 300 people is
gambled grave the orator a cordial wel
come to California. After Colonel Bryan !
had received his fellow-citizens and ex- ;
changed a word or two with each, Mrs.
Bryan, accompanied by three other <
ladles. came down to the parlors, ana j
very many ladies and gentlemen paia j
their respects to her. She was gracious
and cordial to all comers and gained j
many compliments from ■ the company. I
Jasper McDonald. J. J. I'wyer, r rank
Gou!d and Judge J. F. Sullivan assisted j
Mr and Mrs. Bryan at the reception.
At 'the reception of the voting patriots j
Frank Gould was Colonf-1 Bryan chief I
of staff. Gould knows a Democrat as far
aa he can see one and in calling the
names of the unterrified seldom mistakes
a Fitzgerald for a Gallagher.
Governor Steunenberg of Idaho was one i
of the distinguished callers to pay respect
to the fluent orator of Nebraska. The
Governor was booked to leave the city
for Idaho in the evening and therefore ,
could not count on the pleasure of hear
ing Colonel Bryan at Woodward s. \\ Mle
the throng was waiting for the orator.
Mr. Edelman of Orange improvised a re
ception in honor of Idaho's Governor.
The lights of the local Democracy were
presented to Idaho's chief magistrate in
a very creditable style.
When the ladles came down to tne
parlor Jasper McDonald escorting Mrs.
Bryan. Colonel Bryan whispered to the
orchestra leader to play "Just One Girl
for tie " The orchestra caught the
meaning and complied with the request.
After the reception the Bryan parry
visited the fair at the Mechanics Pa
vilion The dinner later on at the Cali- :
fornia Hotel was an informal function.
A select few Democrat* dined with
Colonel Bryan. The selected were J. J.
Dwyer, Mayor Phelan, W. W. Foote. J.
F Sullivan, William Alford, Jasper M -
Donald. Leo Park, T. Carl Spelling ami
Seth M.inn. The Mayor's absence from
the reception was observed, but he made
amends by dining with his leader.
From the California Hotel to Wood
ward's Pavilion Colonel Bryan was es
corted in the evening by the Iroquois
j Club and the Democratic Central Club.
The latter organization, uniformed, had
! the advance. The Bryan carriage was
drawn by four horses. J. J. Dwyer,
Mayor Phelan and Seth Mann rode In
the same carriage with the orator. A
crowd on Bush street cheered Colonel
Bryan as he stepped forth from the hotel.
Mayor Phelan also received the compli
ment of a cheer. The procession escort-
Ing the carriage moved to the music of
two bands down Bush street to Kearny,
along Kearny to Market and out Market
to Valencia and the pavilion. Rockets
; and red lire lent animation to the scene.
A. vast crowd cf spectators paused to ob
serve the marching column.
BRYAN ON THE WAR.
' The Colonel Tells How to Stop
the Filipino Troubles.
Colonel Bryan i? ppldom too busy or too
I weary to talk with newspaper m. n. V» s
terday, after all the Democratic politi
cians and hotel attaches said that the or
ator was resting and would not be dis
turbed Colonel Bryan readily received a
Call reporter and chatted pleasantly of
his trip to the Yosemlte Valley, lie pro
fit,.,' unwillingness to- talk politics, but
; remarked that he Intended to speak at
length on the Bubject of expansion and
imperialism at Woodward's Pavilion in
the evening. He is in favor of {living the
neople of the Philippine Islands prompt
assurance that they will be permitted to
. govern themselves. He said:
: "'Had we told Ihe Filipinos at the be
ginning that they should be independent -
that their right of Belf-government would
not be denied by the United States— there
would have been no bloodshed. The
Trouble in the Philippines is this: We
have not declared our Intentions. The na
tives do not know what we propose to do.
TheY "cc us in their house but do not
' know what we are there for. It is true
1 that we bought the house, but we have
not declared our intentions with respect
; to the property. I was in favor of the
treaty providing for the payment of J2O,-
OiO.OOO to Spam in order to avoid the do
lavs of diplomacy. In advance the Cubans
were assured that they would be permit
THE SAX FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1899.
ted to govern themselves, and the same
assurance should have be<?n given to the
people of the Philippine Islands. The war
will end as soon as we inform these peo
ple that the United States does not intend
to deprive them of their independence.
"In my travels I find a strong sentiment
against expansion and imperialism. Right
h«*re in California the anti-expansion sen
timent i 3 vigorous. 1 have seen more Re
publicans who are against expansion than
I have Democrats who are in favor of it.
I cannot see how California, that protest
> <1 so lone and earnestly against the intro
duction of Chinese labor, can consistently
advocate the admission of Philippine Isl
anders to the rights of citizenship."
A SUPPER TO BRYAN.
The Statesman and His Wife
Entertained by Mrs. Phebe
Hearst.
Colonel and Mrs. Bryan -were the guests
of honor last evening at a supper given
by Mrs. Phebe A. Hearst in the annex
to the maple room of the Palace Hotel.
At a table beautifully decorated with
American _ Beauty roses, twenty-four '
guests sat down to partake of a light
menu and to bid welcome to : the dis- ;
tinguished visitor in an informal manner
and to extend to him those pleasant bo
cial courtesies which the rush of me re
ception attending his first day in the city
had left him no leisure to enjoy.
Colonel Bryan sat at the head of the
table on the right hand of his hostess,
Mrs. Hearst. On her left sat Mayor
Phelan, and next to him was placed Mrs.
Bryan. The supper was a purely in
formal one. from which everything savor
ing of politics was strictly excluded, and
the only speeches that were made were
In the "nature of light impromptu toasts
and witty replies to complimentary utter
ances.
Besides those already mentioned there
were present: R. P. Troy. Paul Tuzo of
New York. J. B. Reinstein. Mr. and Mrs.
John M. Carrere of New York, Mr. and
Mrs. Jasper McDonald, Mr. and Mrs.
Murry F. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. James
Hooe of Washington, D. C, Walter Cook
of New York, Paul Wallot of Dresden,
Air and Mrs. John Belcher of London,
J L. Pascal of Paris, J. J. Dwyer. Fred
Clark W. W. Foote and Seth Mann.
Injured by a Trolley Car.
Mrs. Potter, the wife of John H. Pot- ,
BRYAN IN HIS SPEECH AS SEEN BY THE GALL'S CARICATURIST.
ter, who Is employed at the California
Last Factory, was severely injured by
:72 of the Mission electric line yes
• afternoon. The lady was thrown
off thY i it ai Cortland avenue and Mis
■ . : • . : :■ eived injuries on the
which necessitated treatment by a
: i her home
. '. teenth street.
STANFORD'S SOLDIERS.
Reception and Presentation of Badges
to Three Members of a Native
Sons' Parlor.
Stanford Parlor No. 7G. of the Native
- of the Golden West, on Tuesday
r^d a reception to three of its mem
who returned with the First Cali
fornia Volunl - There were Captain
rge Filmer of Company B, Commis
sary Sergeant A. H. Clifford and Corporal
.S. I. Marston. The affair was exclusive
ly for members of the parlor, lady rela
.tnd friends, there being but one in
g • -i. Captain J. W. F. Diss of the
• rnia Heavy Artillery, who was one
of the charter members of the parlor but
who retired wtvn he moved to the south
:t of the State.
Thy- reception was in Shasta Hall of
the Nal • ■ Sons' building, which was
decorated with evergreens and silk Amer
lannerfi, while over the president's
station was an electric star In tri-colored
lights. The guests occupied seats at the
tion, and after a short ad
if welcome and congratulation by
President W. A. Deane there was a short
?imme of vocal selections by W. w.
'inney Mrs. Alvina Huer Wilson. Wil
liam j. O'Brien and William J. Hynes,
and then followed the presentation to
each of the three soldier members of a
itlful gold badge formed of crossed
American and bear flags with the name
of the parlor on the face and a proper In
scription on the back, with the additional
tnent, "Loyal to the Flag." The
station was by Judge Frank H. Kur-
There was dancing until 11 o'clock,
when the members and gut-sts to the
number of one hundred and fifty marched
to an adjoining hall, wh^re all enjoyed
a fine a. The function was un
der the direction of J. J. Lerman, John
J. McCarthy and F. J. Fitzpatrick.
PRESS WOMEN MEET.
Officers Elected and an Interesting
Vocal and Literary Programme
Presented.
Election of officers during the morning
session and an excellent programme of
essays and songs In the afternoon brought
the ninth annual convention of the Pa
cific Coast Women's Press Association to
a successful close at Golden Gate Hall
yesterday.
The following officers were elected by
unanimous vote: President, Mrs. Sara
E. Reamer; first vice president, Mrs. Ella
M. Sexton; second vice . president, Mrs.
Marian Beattie Foster; third vice presi
dent. Miss Harriet M. Skidmore; fourth
vice president, Mrs. Florence Hardlman
Miller; fifth vice president, Mrs. Mary
O. Stanton: corresponding secretary, Mrs.
Mary E. Hart; recording Becretary, Miss
Bessie Rumsey; assistant recording sec
retary, Mrs. Grace Hibbard; treasurer,
Mrs. Amelia Woodward Truesdell; aud
itor, Mrs. Maria Freeman Gray; historian
and librarian, Mrs. Alice Kingsbury
Cooley; three additional members, Mrs.
P. T. Dickinson, Mrs. Eva R. Oliver, Miss
Mary Lambert.
The attendance during the afternoon
was extremely large and the installation
of the new officers was the occasion for
much mutual congratulation. The pro
gramme for the afternoon was as follows:
Opening remarks, Mrs. Abble E. Krebs; trio
fur violin, violoncello and piano, Professor
Noah* Brandt, Dr. Arthur Regensburger and
Mrs. Noah Brandt; paper, "Music In Litera
ture," Mrs. M. Bretherlck; original poem, "Tli^
Soldier Boy," Mrs. Hibbard; soprano solo, Mrs!
G. Spltzy; paper, "A Bro\yse in Literary Pas
tures," Mrs. Emma Beckle Marshall; vocal
kolo, Mrs. Bretherick; reading, selection from
Kudyard Kipling, Miss J. M. Lon^; violin solo
(selected). Professor Noah Brandt, accompan
ist Mrs. Noah Brandt; paper, "Business." Mrs.
B. O. Smith; installation of president and other
officers; remarks by ex-President Mrs. Krebs;
response by president-elect.
■ ♦ .
Meeting of Continental League.
Continental League held its regular
monthly meeting last night at Saratoga
Hall on Geary- street. The attendance
was good. There were seven new mem
bers admitted, which brings the roll up
to 18W since the start of the league, four
years ago.
An invitation from Garfleld league to
participate in memorial service in Golden
Gate Park on the 17th met with a cold
reception. The cause of this was not be
■ •:, ise of any disrespect to Garileld or the
memorial service, but rather on account
of an objection to the parties whose
names are at the head of the movement.
Consequently the league declined to par
ticipate as a body at the monument in
the park.
Frank D. Worth mentioned that the
league should take some action regard
ing the registration of voters, stating
that registration will close in the City
Hall on the 21st of October, and as there
will be no precinct registration it will be
necessary for those who did not vote at
the last election or at the late primary, or
who have moved since, to get registered
now.
It was stated incidentally that the Re
publican party would not make its nom
inations for municipal officers until the
end of the month, or such time as the ■
Supreme Court decides the issue now j
before it regarding the validity of the !
new charter.
SIR KNIGHTS WELCOMED
Golden Gate Commandery Tenders a
Reception to Colonel Duboce
and Others.
Golden Gate Commandery, Knights
Templar, at the meeting on Monday had :
an unusually large attendance, there being !
two events to attract the membership and i
visitors. The first was the conferring of j
the Red Cross degree upon three candi- ■
d4t?s, and the other was the reception j
tendered to Sir Knights who returned !
from the Philippines. The special guests j
were Colonel Victor D. Duboce, Dr. Nel
son Miles Black, captain and assistant
surgeon First North Dakota Volunteers, j
and Lieutenant C. W. Getchell, quarter- i
master North Dakota Volunteers.
The visitors who registered were: Right
Eminent Grand Commander ' Sir John F. |
Merrill R. H. McGlnary, W. E. Smith, !
W T. Perkins. S. Howell, J. B. Fuller,
M. H Starr. J. H. Henry. H. B. Ream, '
Adolf Wheeler, E. K. Head, Mark Par
rlsh, H. K. Hathaway. H. J. Schau, W. ;
C. Campbell. Charles Gllss. N. M. Rlack, i
C W. Getchell, A. R. Wells. Thomas L.
Hill. E. W. Tucker, H. S. Jeffer. N. D.
Plale, George H. Holhrook, C. A. Sum- :
mer. John Lackmann. R. L. Halborne. P. p
N. X i well, E. F. Rowland, E. B. Carroll i
and T. B. Robinson.
After the ceremonies of the degree had !
been brought to a close there was an ad- }
journment to the banquet hall, where
about _"'' partook of an excellent colla
tion. Eminent Commander J. C. Camp- i
bell presided in the capacity of toastmas- j
t< r. There wefr addresses by J. C. Camp
bell. R. E. G. C. and the special guests, j
vocal selections by Frank Coffin, Samuel ;
D. Mayer. W. C. Campbell and C. L.
Gates. C. S. Benedict read an original
appropriate to the occasion, find |
•■•■ I). Clark gave a reading. There
were also a number of impromptu toasts |
and responses, and it was after midnight i
before the reception was brought to a
close.
JURY FAILS TO AGREE.
Case Against Evelyn Holt Finally
Dismissed by Judge Lawler.
Evelyn Holt was placed on trial be
fore Judge Lawlor and a jury yester
day for an assault with a deadly
weapon on Carl Fecker on September 5
last. Holt has been absent from the city
for some time ar.d all efforts to locate
him have been wKhout result. Fe«ker
came into prominence by marrying
"Jennk- Webber," the nemesis of Col
onel William J. Sutherland. It was
this marriage that caused the alleged
attempt on Fecker's life by Miss Holt.
Several witnesses pave testimony as
to the Immediate facts surrounding the
shooting. The case oi the people rested.
Miss Holt then took the stand and told
the story of her betrayal and her futile
attempt on her betrayer's life.
Miss Holt told her story without the
least manifestation of emotion, while
even the jurors, when sho- reached por
tions of her story relating to the revolt
ing cruelties of her 1 etrayer. became
plainly uneasy. When the defendant
left the Ptami District .Attorney Mur
phy made his argument. Attorney
Terry waived his ri^ht to arcu.- the
case "on behalf p* his client. Judge Law -
lor instructed the jury and it retired to
deliberate on a verdict.
The jury was out i:ntll nearly mid
night and then the foreman announced
that they were unable to agree on a
verdict. Judge Lawlor accepted the
situation and discharged the jury, and
realizing the improbability of securing
a conviction of the prisoner ordered the
case against her dismissed.
W. J. BRYAN AT THE FAIR.
Silver Champion Visits the Mechan
ics' Institute Show in the
Pavilion.
Yesterday was a grent day at Me
chanics' Pavilion in more ways than one.
In the afternoon a committee consisting
of Rodney Krndrick, vice president of the
M>" h. urns' Institute. Rol i rt YV. Neal, J.
P Fraser, P. J"- Healey and George H.
WalMs escorted Hon. William J. Bryan
and his party from the California Hotel
to the Pavilion, where in a short speech
the - bampion of silver complimented the
Institute on having grown from a small
library with a dictionary and a bible in
1850 to its present proportions with a
library containing 70,000 \olumes.
Aft^'r viewing the displays, of which the
Filipino exhibit Interest id Mr. Bryan
most the committee took 'he ladies of the
party for a drive through the park.
During the day 2500 school children from
the Hamilton Grammar, Golden Gate
Primary, Jackson Primary and the Henry
Durant School visited the Fair.
The special attraction for to-night will
be a serpentine dance. Saturday will be
Babies' Day, when eight prizes, will be
given for the best looking babies of either
sex.
ISLAM'S WELCOME.
Grand Gathering of Siiriners Friday
Night in Honor of the Former
Recorder of the Temple.
The Ancient Arabic Order, Xobles of
■ the Mystic Shrine. Islam Temple of San
' Francisco, has issued a notice to its
numbers to attend a special ceremonial
session to commemorate the return of
j Ecobud 'd Rotclv, a great and mighty
: chief, famous and justly renowned for his
m;iny conquests in the Far East. Like
wlse the return of a numtxr of other chief
tains and warriors, well known for their
i deeds of valor on the battlefield. Glory
' and triumph have preceded these chiefs
: and warriors, and they are justly proud of
them. There is a special importance at
' tached to this ceremonial. Besides being
i the first opportunity the Nobles have had
of 'mingling together and extending the
i "glad hana" to one another since last
A.i Til there is another consideration.
Noble Recorder Colonel Victor D. Du
' boce and a number of other Nobles of
' Islam Temple will again be among them.
■ covered with martial glory so v<e!l earned
i during their absence of a year or more.
I The Nobles of Islam Temple will have the
'■ pleasuri- and honor of extending the "glad
hand" and welcoming their heroes I'r-m
the Philippine Islands at this ceremonial.
Are they anxious to do so? They arc!
Even their camel, faithful old Ben, who
I has served this temple since ISS3, and
i during these sixteen years has carried
I more Nobles and novices on his dear old
i back than any other camel west of the
Rocky Mountains, is waiting to welcome
and extend the "glad hoof to his erst
while friend, Noble Duboce.
After the ceremonies in the Temple on
Sutter street, in the Golden Gate Asylum,
there will be a banquet in the large hall,
and covers will be set for 400. Those who
have charge of the affair say that it will
be the greatest meeting of Shrlners ever
held in this city. .
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COURT NOTES.
Walter Morgan, who prepared plans to
be used in connection with those of the
architect's in the construction of the Mis
sion High School, was given judgment
yesterday against the Board of Educa
tion for $1988, the value of his services.
Judge Hunt yesterday granted a writ
of mandate to be directed against Audi
tor Wells to compel him to audit the de
mand of Dr. George E. McPherson, who
was appointed vaccinating physician by
The Hoard of Health. In issuing the writ
Judge Hunt decided that the board is
appointed as the guardian of the public
health, and when necessary it may ap
point physicians or others to assist in
the work charged to them.
Le Roy and J. W. Piper, legatees un
der the will of the late millionaire, .1. W.
Piper, have petitioned the Superior Court
to vacate the order made by Judge
Troutt appointing Henry Jacobs and G.
W. Dinkelspeil their legal representa
tives. They allege that the appointment
was made without their consent, and de
mand the right to appoint their own
counsel. *
Charles F. Stone filed suit yesterday
against James Alva Watt to recover
%2fi 90 on a promissory note, secured by
the defendant's law library, upon which
plaintiff prays a judgment of foreclosure.
Frank Soto was yesterday held to an
swer before the Superior Court by Judge
Graham on the charge of grand larceny
in $1500 bonds. He stole a watch from Nels
Anderson, a sailor, on August 27.
James D. Howe, a saloon-keeper at
Stanyan and Waller streets, appeared
before Judge Mogan yesterday on a
charge of vagrancy preferred by his
wife. They had be<m married about a
year and all that time Howe had
been drunk. The point was raised that
the wife could not testify against her
husband and the case was dismissed, but
Howe was at "nee arrested on a charge
<>f battery upon his wife.
William McNamara, who stole a dia
mond pin from George W. Wolfe at the
baseball grounds two weeks ago last Sun
day, pleaded guilty to petty larceny yes
terday, and Judge Mogan sent him to the
County Jail for six months.
Alexander Ryder and John Smith, for
stealing a box <>f tomatoes from the front
of Porter Brothers' store on Front street,
were yesterday convicted by Judge Con-
Lan on the charge of petty larceny anri
ordered to appear for sentence this morn-
Insr.
■♦ « —
To Bitumenize Valencia Street.
At a meeting of the Mission Business
Men's Association last night it was de
cided to make one more effort to secure
the repavement of Valencia street from
Market to Twenty-elgrth with bitumen.
To accomplish this the association ap
pointed thr- following a committee to
appear before the Supervisors previous
to that body iixing the annual appropria
tion for street work: F. 1,. Waibel, H. II
Manifold. George M. Eastman, K. ( . Har
ris,.:;. Eugene McCoy. H. C. Hageollot.
H Hoffman, J. H. Sohute. W. J. Kenney,
YV. A. Bahr, M. J. Kelly. J. H. Boyson.
J. L. Firmin. W. A. Smith and William A.
Burns.
The members of the committed will seg
regate themselves into subdivisions and
Interview each Supervisor separately,
with the object of securing his vote to
make the necessary improvement.
It was suggested that the co-operation
of the Mission Federatton of Improve
ment Clubs be sought in this movement.
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The Enchanted Mesa.
A most interesting address will be given
at the Young Men's Christian Associa
tion auditorium, Mnson and Ellis streets,
next Saturday evening at 8 o'clock by
Dr. David Starr Jordan. He will speak
im the "Enchanted Mesa of Acoma" and
will illustrate his lecture by dissolving
views, most of them being beautifully
colored. This will dose the series of
popular Saturday night entertainments at
the association and is open to the public.
ALAMEDA COUNTY
NEWS BREVITIES
OAKLAND, Sept. 6.— John S. Barrett,
aged 36 years, died of pneumonia to-day
at his home. 533 Myrtle street, leaving a
mothor and sister. The funeral will be
on Friday morning from the Church of
the Immaculate Conception.
The demurrer in the contest of the will
of the late "Win. Patton of Alameda has
been overruled. The sons are contesting
the will because testator left his former
housekeeper, Mrs. Ammerman, $50 a
montb during her life.
Frank C. Havens, manager of the
Realty Syndicate, has just returned from
i his summer outing spent at his old home
at Lone Island, N. V.
A E. Davis, E. R. Shrader and C. W .
i Sexton to-day tiled an appraisement of
the estate of ' Marian Pomeroy, an Insane
person Bhowir g total valuation of $2725.
H. P. Chadbourne to-day tiled suit in
' the Superior Court against M. and Kate
i C Salisbury for the recovery of $2067 92,
i and interest $940 29. due on two promls
sory notes, one for $777 97, dated January
29 lS9ti, the other for $1500, dated March 15,
18§5.
Jane Foote Martin was to-day appointed
executrix of the estate of her husband,
J. West Martin, deceased, and Judge Hall
i has admitted the will to probate.
Ernest Held has applied for letters on
! the estate of Frederick \V. Muhlenhaupt,
; who died here on August 20 last, leaving
a will dated October 30, IS9I, witnessed by
i Christopher Turk and George P. Hoeffer,
' and wherein Rudolph Kach is named as
I executor but refuses to act. The estate
consists of $346 in bank and notes for $-»000
secured by mortgage on Yolo County prop-
I erty The devisees are Herman Selden
! heim, aged 61. Henrietta Held and Dora
C. Sehueider of Oakland.
Asa V. Mendenhall, the attorney, was
nearly killed last Monday while driving a
spirited uam over the summit of the
Wagner road, in company with a young
lady. A rider's horse slipped In front of
the' attorney's team and the latter dashed
down the side of a steep hill. Just ahead
v.as a deep ravine and seeing the further
'• danger Mendenhall managed to run his
i vehicle into a tree, without serious results
to himself and lady.
Samuel Wilson Thorn and Sabina Ben
eche and William Bickmann and Ida May
Dockery, all of San Francisco, were
unu'-d in marriage by Police Judge Smith.
Librarian's Report.
ALAMEDA, Sept. 6.— The Trustees of
the AU'.meda Fre. Library hold their reg
ular monthly meeting last evening. Li
bra ri in Weller's report showed the nura
ber of books issued for home use during
the month of August as follows: Fic
tion 6871, per cent £!; juvenile 1731, per
cent 20; miscellaneous 'J216, per cent 17.
\verage daily circulation for home use.
416 volumes." The circulation for the
month of August. 18!<9, exceeded that of
the month Of August last year uy 377
volumes.
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Alameda News Notes.
ALAMEDA, Sept. 6.— The funeral of
Mrs. Charlotte Josephine Bausbach was
held this morning at 11 o'clock from her
late residence, corner of Encinal avenue
and Mound street. Interment was in
Mountain View Cemetery.
The teachers of Alameda will have a
local institute some time next month in
stead of joining In the county institute
which will be held some time during the
month of April, this year.
Amhard Kriete and Minnie S. Raster
ing, both of this city, will be married this
evening- at S o'clock at the Immanuel
Lutheran Church on Lafayette street.
High School Lot Offered.
BERKELEY, Sept. B.— At a meeting of
the Board of Education held last night
a communication was read from Mrs. R.
M. Shattuck offering to exchange for a
portion of the present high school lot on
Center street a lot upon the west side of
Shattuek avenue, hounded by Alston way.
Mllvia and Klttredgs streets. The valua
tion of both pieces of property is fixed at
$£>00. A special meeting of the board has
been set for September 26 to consider Mrs
Shattuck's offer.
Heavy Sentence for Drunk.
OAKLAND. Sept 6.— ln view of existing
doubts as to whether Charles H. Wall
couid be convicted on a charge of murder
ously assaulting Martin Dearson last Sun
day, Police Judge Smith did the next best
thing In his opinion by sentencing the man
to pay a line of $75 >,r take thirty-seven
and a half days in jail, for drunkenness.
Shafter Makes Defense.
CHICAGO, Sept. 6.— Major General
W. R. Shatter, commander of the De
partment of the Pacific, has written a
letter to Rev. C. O. Brown, pastor
of the Green-street Congregational
Church, in which he defends himself
against the charge that he was not un
der fire at Santiago by stating that
had he been at the front he could have
been of jio more service to the army
than a brigade commander.
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It Is Some Consolation.
That the electric car is the poor man s
automobile.
That the mosquito is no reppecter of
riches.
That the price of the rod does not de
termine the weight of the fish.
That riding a bicycle is healthier exer
cise than driving a four-in-hand.
That I can get just as tanned at Way
back Center as you can at Tuxedo.
..That if a sailboat isn't as big as a yacht
it floats in the same water.
That the attic of a farmhouse isn't any
hotter than the attic of a hotel, and it is
Dearer thr ground in case of tire.
That if all of us girls can't play golf
we all can wear pretty stockings and
swing in hammocks.
That the grandest views are not always
Been from the loftiest mountains and the
prettiest beaches are not always those
with the highest priced hotels.
That the people who bathe at private
beaches have to dip in the same old ocean
with the rest of us.
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No Need to Keep It Closed.
"Xv, grntlemen," raid the great political
boss; "I have nothing to be ashamed
of! I have tried to treat all the boys
fairly, and my record throughout the cam
paigrp is an open book."
"Yea; we kow that. Bill," said the I
spokesman of the ward committee, with
odious familiarity; "but what w.-'re
a-kickln' about i« that there ain't any
thir.e left of the book but the stuhs."
C'S^^i^ilVrJW T rn dollars 1? as low a price as Is pos-
OT^C^^^/^^«a s ' blf for an ai '" wo °l tailor-made suit and
&vJxmS2?/s&&\rtm y?t Eive the tai ' or an honest margin of
&S£&ss^yjj£s $%iS profit
j|ffifV/fiy^lr« Try as hard as we can, we cannot
yjjfyL^flKSj^^y^E make an all-wooi suit to order for a cent
SGflH^P^fwf ftSa! when you u y one of our Io tailor- 1
Bj^^2^^ffiwPlS m:] d; suits you may know that you are B
■nHK^^^Mn £ettin^ a suit as ood as Possible for the
SPt^F^^ffißj^Ml price and the rri:e cant bs lower - n
i And our guarantee proves that we have
6MnLwCo£g£Sß3j fa ' tn in the suits we make:
aß^^gj^ffMpßffi&t. N onev returned if >ou want it; or
ffff^rfrSficffgiilPSv Suit ept !n re P dir * ree f ° r ° ne year -
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THE ALCAZAR
DROPS EASILY
INTO COMEDY
CHRISTOPHER JR., though not a re
markable play, is a very Interesting
one, for the buoyancy and exuber
ance of that youthful scapegrace,
Christopher, flood the action with a
brightness little inferior to noonday.
One is kept busy chasing his intentions
and he always does the. unexpected. A
I wholesome neglect of thinking is his
J chief characteristic. Mr. Ormonde, the
leading man, is a grateful new element
in the Alcazar. He is the proverbial
"little leaven." He seems a quiet ap
peal for freshness, for ne^y methods, and
or.c abides hopefully the issue of this ap
peal. He has a well-modulated voice, a
good stage presence, considerable intelli
gence, much dramatic enthusiasm and
such beautiful teeth! Since the time when
a mere boy he ran away from home to
I join a "fly-by-nlght" company playing
| lurid melodrama (and was glad enough
i to be caught and curried home), he has
' kept his eye steadily fixed upon his one
ambition, and his experience covers a
period of seventeen years. Little Helen
Henry, the new ingenue, is very pretty,
very satisfactory, and, I am told, very
witty. She seems endowed with that
dram of wisdom that teaches one to avoid
the ornamental business and the greater
vice of playing to the audience. A friend
vouches for this bit of youthful repartee:
When Helen was but 6 they were one day
laboring up one of San Francisco's steep
est. "This is Russian Hill, is it not?"
said the friend. "Not going up," groaned
Helen, "but it certainly is coming down."
Miss Foster has improved with experi
ence — she is more natural and has lost
some of that staccato touch she invari
ably gave her lines. She lacks magnet
ism, but she is responsible and always
sure of her lines. 1 should place Mon
taine second in Inti rest to Mr. Ormonde
this week. He makes such a delightfully
wooden Mr. Glibb. Applause is frequent
throughout the play, but some of the best
lines fall dead. I wonder why. Of course
j there is a joy in silence, but not to the
j actor. After* a brief summer of the le-
g itimate and romantic with Mr. M" r rison
! and Miss Roberts, the I a~t stems to drop
back easily into the needs of the society
play. Not even a suggestion of small
clothes was apparent in their elocution,
and not a stride. Next week "The Wages
of Sin" will be played.
CHARLOTTE THOMPSON*.
Midweek Theater Notes.
When Clay Clement closes in "The
Bells," the Columbia remains closed for
two weeks, to reopen with Modjeska.
• * •
"Carmen" and "Romeo and Juliet"
have drawn crowded houses at the Tivoli
this week. For next week "Lohengrin"
and "Othello" are announced, the latter
being given for the first time at popular
prices.
• * •
The Orpheum presents an unusually at
tractive bill this week. On Sunday sev
eral new features will be added to take
the places of those necessarily with
drawn.
• • •
"El Capitan" is ever fresh and ever in
teresting and has crowded the Grand
Opera-house with appreciative audiences.
Next week "Fatinitza" is the attraction.
A Squeamish Proofreader.
Perhaps I may be pardoned .for a
brief reference to an odd complication
that arose while "The Luck of Roaring
Camp" was being put into type in the
printing office where The Overland
Monthly was prepared for publication.
A young lady who served as proofread
er in the establishment had been some
what shocked by the scant morals of
the mother of Luck, and when she
came to the scene where Kentuck, aft
er reverently fondling the infant, said,
"He wrastled with my finger, the d— d
little cusp," the indignant proofreader
was ready to throw up her engagement
rather than go any further with a story
so wicked immoral. There was
consternation throughout the establish
ment, and the head of the concern went
to the office of the publisher with the
virginal proofreader's protest. Unluck
ily, Mr. Roman was absent from the,
city. Harte, when notified of the ob
stacle raised in the way of "The Luck
of Roaring Camp," manfully insisted
that the story must be printed as he
wrote it or not at all. Mr. Roman's lo
cum-tenens, in despair, brought the ob
jectionable manuscript around to my
office and asked my advice.
When I had read the sentence that
had caused all this turmoil, having first
listened to the tale of the much-both
ered temporary publishers, I surprised
him by a burst of laughter. It seemed
to me incredible that such a tempest
in a teacup could have been raised by
Harte's bit of character sketching.
But, recovering my gravity, I advised
that the whole question should be left
until Mr. Roman's return. I was sure
that he would never consent to any
"editing" of Harte's story. This was
agreed to, and when the publisher
came back a few days later the em
bargo was removed. ■The Luck of
Roaring Camp" was printed as it was
written, and printing office and vestal
proofreader survived the shock. — Noah
i Brooks in Century.
Limitation.
Her g-owr.s trail half a yard around
Dame Fashion's most devoted daughter.
Since 'tis the style to sweep the ground.
She would not dare to wear them shorter.
! And when in bathin? costume cool
She frolics in the surging water,
' Her skirts are cut by the same rule —
' She would not dare to wear them shorter.
— E .R. P., in Puck.
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