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CHUTES ANDJIOO.^rEr^nT 11
M*JOU MIT: P-ITK N'ELTA and PICKAN-
NINY- nUAMTHE XjE, CLAIItE SLOAN; PAUL
*L\ CUOIX: feoUGE DYRD: VOLKYRA and
NEW MOVINI PICTUIIEi;.
TOMORROW NIGHT,
CAKE-WALKING CONTEST.
EAN JOSEVS. SAN FRANCISCO.
Phone ix E«at3-PARK 2i
\
The Great Kentucky Political
Feud.
You have undoubtedly been fol-
lowing with interest the daily ac-
counts of the political situation In
Kentucky, prior and subsequent to
the assassination of Senator Wil-
liam Goebel. Next Sunday's Call
will contain an interesting pen pic-
ture of the life and character of
this remarkable man.
tTHE PEOPLE'S POPULAR PLAY HOUSE.)
PHONE SOUTH 770.
EVERY EVENING AT S:IS.
MAT! Ef : DASLV • T 2:15.
Thousands Unable to Gain Admission at Every
THE R3AL
JEFFRIES-SHARKEY
CONTENT PICTUVES.
CAUTION— The public Is warned against buy-
Ing ticket* from speculators. Secure seats only
at box-olflce of this theater.
Special reservations made for visitors frcm
out-of-town points.
Matlne*. ISr and EOc; Children. 15c. Even-
ing* (re.«erv*<l). 15c. 2^c, Sic, £0c and 75c
AKTTSZKENTS.
DAGUERRE
sacrificed too much to the matter of fold
ing into small space. In selecting the first
camera it is a good plan to consult soma
friend of experience.
The Plate.
There are a, number of different makes
of dry plates on the market, any of which
with proper handling wtll Tleld good re
sults, and the best course for a beginner
is to select one brand and stick to It until
the working of it is thoroughly under-
S Mo«"t plates are made la three grades
of speed, usually termed slow, medium
and fast or Instantaneous. The beginner
should chose the slow or medium speed
plate for his first work, which la nearly
always an outdoor picture, as the medium
plates admit of considerably more latitude
In exposure than the fast plate and are
besides easier to develop, or to control la
development- „ .
The great percentage of failures at tn»
commencement of the amateur photog
rapher's career is due to overexposue.
With the fast plate overexposure of a few
seconds only is fatal (without the experi
ence of a veteran to control it), while wita
the slow plate It Is not nearly so serious
a matter. The beginner will find that he
will waste plates enough In bis early ef
forts with the medium plate, without
squaring the number by the usa of fast
ones.
Note— Photographic lenses wtll be the
subject of the gtudy for next week.
COURSES OF INSTRUCTION.
Spring Term, 1900.
Mondays— American Political Par
ties.
Tuesdays — Twenty Lessons in
French Conversation and Becent Sci
entific Discoveries.
Wednesdays and Thursdays-
Golden Ages of literature.
Friday— Photography for Ama
teurs.
Saturdays — Biographical Studies
for Girls.
These courses -will continue until
June 7, 1900. Examinations will be
held at their close as a basis for the
granting of certificates.
THE CALL'S
HOME STUDY CIRCLE
COURSE IN PHOTOGRAPHY FOR AMATEURS.
Copyright, 1900, by Seymour Eaton-
PHOTOGRAPHY FOR AAIATEURS.
I— INTRODUCTORY STUDY.
BY GEORGE W. GILSON.
It Is hardly necessary at this date, to
begin a series of articles of practical In-
struction to the amateur photographer
with the detailed history of the birth and
wonderful growth of this science. "We
shall, therefore, give but a brief history
of photography before proceeding to the
more instructive chapters.
The actual discovery of the darkening
or coloring effect of the sun's rays on
different substances was made 100
years ago, but the discovery of photog
raphy as we think of it and know It to
day Is said to have been made by Da
guerre In August of 1?39. He then gave
us— or, rather, the French Government,
which afterward gave it to the world—
the process by which a direct picture
could be taken by photography. This pro
cess was called the daguerreotyping pro
cess and is the old daguerreotype with
which most of us are familiar. While
the daguerreotype was a portrait or pic
ture by photography, and very beautiful
of its kind, still the process differed
greatly from that now in use. The re
sult was a positive, in place of a nega
tive, the picture being made direct on a
copper plate. Each picture was an orig
inal. If a person required six pictures six
sittings were necessary, and the time of
exposure differed from thirty to forty
minutes. With our rapid dry plates of
the present day, coated with their sen
sitive salts, the exposure Is but a frac
tion of a moment. To Daguerre alone
suit of nature at her best, and often un
consciously this means the development of
the artistic and better side of ones na
tu L^ p the bringing out of our generous,
nobler and higher qualities.
It needs but ore glance at the corarrer
cial side of the question to realize of wlut
immense importance photography la as &
factor of the world's commerce. Millions
of dollars are nnw Invested in mannfao
turing for the wants of camera user*,
giving employment to thousands of wat;e
earners. *I"he fact that a combination of
one branch only of this Industry was late
ly capitalized at $r>.OO»).t>» is suggestive of
Its magnitude, and Its growth is all th©
more wonderful when It is considered that
It is practically a young enterprise. Only
a few years ago a traveler, en tour, cam
era In hand, attracted attention. Now th©
camera Is considered an Indispensable ad
dition to the well-regulated tourist's kit.
This series of articles is intended an«i
written for the instruction of the begin
ner, and will necessarily be extremely ele
mentary at first, as It la supposed tr*at
students who start with us in this sriea
are only now considering the taking up of
photography and consequently have little
or no knowledge of Its mysteries. It ttUI
be our aim to dispel the seeming mystery
of using the sun as a pencil to draw beau
tiful pictures of nature and to teach prac
tically and step by step the necessary
knowledge for making pictures by pf.o
tography. Before an artist can paint bis
picture he must first have and thoroughly
understand the use of his brushes, colors,
canvas, etc.. and likewise before we make
photographs we must first have the neces
sary articles or tools with which tr> work.
Hence it is necessary and appropriate
that we first select the camera, the lens
and the plate upon which our picture is
to be.
And for our future success in picture
making we must thoroughly understar.-i
why our tools are necessary, -what part
each play 3 in the making of our picture,
and we must learn to handle them as In
telligently as the painter handles his
brush and colors or the sculptor his chisel
and mallet.
The Camera.
Of different styles of cameras there !a
no end. but for the present purpose they
may be divided Into two kinds, the har.a
camera and the stand or tripod camera.
A beginner us-ually has the sarnewhat
mistaken idea tbat the hand camera is th«
easier to handle, and in a way It is. but
it is not the easier for a beginner to make
good pictures with, and we are therefore
going to recommend our class to begin
with the tripod camera of a style that will
admit of focusing and of a size. say. for
pictures four irchfa by five inches, com
monly called in photographic parlance a
"four by five." The hand camera is a vc-y
po*pu!ar and extremely useful camera, anl
will be fully taken up later in this s?ri»3.
It Is not at all the object of these articles
to recommend the goods of any one manu
facturer over another, therefore the make
of camera to be selected will be left to
the student, with the advice to purchase
one of the standard rnake3 having a good
rectilinear len«. a shutter and a fairly
long-drawn bellows. It should also be or
the front focusing style, as focusing by
means of moving the front board (to
which the lens is fastened) is much nar.d
ier than by moving the back.
The front board spoken of above siiottM
be what is termed a sliding front, and tha
camera should also have a swing bari,
and the back should he reversible. Those
terms will be fully explained as they cotaa
up in future chapters.
One plate holder (holding two plates)
comes with each camera, and it wll! be
best to get two extra holder?, so that four
or six plates may be ready for use at
once. A pneumatic release shutter capa
ble of fast or flow exposures and of time
exposures should be a permanent part of
the lens. The tripod should be sufficiently
strong to be perfectly ritfid when In posi
tion and holding the camera. Some ara
made so as to fold into very small com
pass. Do not get one in which strength is
Division Ten, Hibernians.
To-morrow night Division No. 10,
Ancient Order of Hibernians, will cele
brate Its fifth anniversary by a soc;al in
Teutonic Hall. The committee of ar
rangements has decided that It shall he a
ladies' night, so that the families and lady
friends of members may enjoy the divis
ion's hospitality.
Police Court Grafters.
Frank Poalorl, who has been frequent-
Ing the police court 3 and, it is alleged,
representing himself as the Italian in
terpreter and able to "fix" cases, was ar
rested yesierday In the Larkln-street cor
ridor by Policeman Ralnsbury and book
ed at the City Prison on a charge of
vagrancy. There are a few others whose
actions around the courts - are being:
watched by the police.
Friedman Contest Dismissed
On motion of counsel for the plaintiff
the contest to the will o* the late Julius
Friedman, Instituted a ftw weeks i ago by
I. Friedman of Oregon, en alleged cousin
of the feceaaed millionaire, was dismissed
without prejudice yesterday. The natura
of the dismissal cf the contes: does not
preclude Mr. Friedman rr-jm renewing
his contest at any time, and the cause of
his action is occasioning some speculation.
Mrs. Foote's Remains on the Coptic.
The remains of Mrs. "W. W. Foote came
over from China on the Coptic. Mr. Foote
and a number of his friends went out on
a tup to meet the mall steamer, but were
refused permission to board. Should the
quarantine be raised to-day the remains
of Mrs Foote will be put aboard a tug
and taken direct to Oakland, where a spe-
cial train will take them to the family res-
idence.
838-832-834 MARKET STREET,
SAN FRANCISCO.
AarosEMEirrs.
SO MANY REQUESTS.
THIS AFTERNOON AT I3S
SPECIAL PERFOP.MANCE OF
MADAME SANS GENE.
LvA.PT THREE PERFORMANCES OF THE
FRAWLEY COMPANY.
AKUNGQNVENTIONALHONEYMOON
P.EMEMBER SUNDAY AFTERNOON NEXT.
Firet Time in Fan Franrisco — The Very
Funniest of Comedies.
•'WHO IS WHO."
»-ygy AND ORIGINAL SPECIALTIES-?}
EVERY NIGHT (EXCEPT BUJf.) MAT. SAT.
— THE FAMOUS —
BOSTONIANS
In Victor Herbert* Latest Success.
"THE \/ICEROY."
Feb. 19 -List Week cf THE BGSTONIANS.
Monday and Thursday,
"THESERENADE"
Tuesday and Friday.
"THE VICEROY."
VTciaesday and Saturday Nlgrhts and Saturday
"ROBIN HOOD."
SEATS NOW READY.
EVERY ACT oIFtHE NEW BILL
A WINNER!
crSHMAN HOLCOMBE and CURTIS In the
Musical CcrsetJjr. "THE NE'.V TEACHER.'
MONROE & MACK; ROMALO BROTHERS:
BKETS aad DON; FRANK COFFIN: BLACK
BARTONS: MR. anl MRS. PERKINS-
FISHER; IRENE FRANKLIN : BIOGRAPIL
EAST WEEK OF
PAPIINTA.
P.e*erve<l «>aT*. Z'<: balccry. 10c; cpera chain
an 4 box meats. EOc.
Hi'Jr.eM "Wedn'^iay. Saturday and Sun>lay.
GRAND OPERMOUSE
TELEPHONE MAIN S3S.
MATIN tE TO-MORROW.
THE CRY IS STILL THEY COME!
CROWDED NIGHTLY.
GREAT STCCESS OF THESECOND EDITION
Of the Mctt Glorious of All Extrara?anza«.
USUAL POPULAR PRICES.
r,r^i Rr &erved P*at la Orchestra at Saturday
Matinee, So.
Branch Ticket Office— Ecporiisa.
ALCAZAR_THEATER-
LAST THREE NIGHTS.
MATINEE TO-iIOP.IiOW AND SUNDAY.
7te Jolly farce ir<-m the Madison S<juar« The-
ater. New York, entitled.
W. Susannah
r !!ats?° 15c, 25c, 35c, 50c J
VkV* " THE PRODIGAL FATHER"
CRAND
PRIZE MASQUERADE
— OF THE
VEREIN EINTRACHT
MECHANICS' PAVILION,
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1900.
ADMISSION, ONE DOLLAR
Eeserved Seats 50 cents extra.
* Loans to salaried men. No collateral or ln-
dorser. S. F. Discount Agency. 14J Phelan bid. •
CELEBRATED ANTHONY DAY.
Pleasant Entertainment in Honor of
the Suffragist's Eightieth
Anniversary.
The eightieth anniversary of the birth
day of Miss Susan B. Anthony was fitting
ly celebrated last evening by the club that
bears the noble lady's name. Century
Club Hall . was chosen for the place of
celebration and was filled with not onl>
the Susan B. Anthony Club members but
all admirers of the noted suffragist.
An unusually fine programme, in which
music and speech-making were agreeably
mingled, preceded the social meeting of
the guests.
TALBOT.
tioned. Soon after, his death in 1577 pre
liminary steps were taken to restore, or
rather remodel, the chancel of Lacock
Church, Wiltshire, with which Fox Tal
bot was Intimately connected as lay rec
tor, and where many of his ancestors 11©
burled. The scheme lapsed for some
years, but latterly a local committee has
taken the matter In hand and a portion of
the requisite sum has been ral!«ed. White
the suitability of the suggested memorial
may prove productive of discussion. It
should be recollected that the Idea Is one
which would have been acceptable to Vox
Talbot himself, and photographers would
be honoring their craft If they provided
the funds for this or any other suitable
memorial In the centenary year of the
man who may most truly be called "the
father of photography."
There Is no fact or hobby, call It what
you will, that is at once so attractive and
instructive and that gives such lasting
f>leasure as does photography. It carries
19 followers afield, and while giving phys
ical exercise and mental pleasure ft gives
instruction of the best kind and it Induces
artistic conception and brings to the front
all th^ better qualities of our nature. It
is well said that one "who loves the green
trees, the pearly brook, the mossy bank,
the glad sunshine and the ever-changing
beauties of nature cannot be vicious."
The amateur photographer is ever In pur-
WESTERN TURF ASSOCIATION.
TANFORAN PARK.
FOURTH MEETING, Feb. 12 to 24, lncluslra
gls high-class running races every week
¦Jay. rain or chine, beginning at 1.10 p. m.
The Meal winter racetrack of America. Pa-
tror.i Ftep directly from the railroad cara Into
a eupfrb grand rtand. Klass-enclosed. where.
cArr. (ortabiy housed U> bad weather, they can
tXay an unobetrueffd view of the races.
Train* leave Third and Townstnd streets at
S-0. 1J:»O end i 1:33 a. m.. and 12:15. 12:32, 12:io
an<i\ 1:25 t'. ni.. returning immediately after
last Tace at 4:4. r . p. m. Keats' in rear cam re-
* ..•¦'. r ii '¦' r women and their escorts. No e:nok-
• nc. Valencia «tr*^t. 1» minutes later.
fS«Y'Mi and Way stations — Arrive at San
lirur.oit 11:45 i: m. Leave San Bruno at 4:00
and 4:4 V- w.
HATIi- Pan Francisco to Tanforan and re-
turn Sr.auJlng admleirioD to track. $1.25.
, W. J. MARTIN. President.
F. 11. CKEHN. Secretary *^'l Manager.
IN THE DIVORCE COURT.
Mrs. Price Pressing Her Suit— De-
crees Granted and Suits Filed.
The action for divorce instituted by
Mrs. Birdie Price against her husband,
A. G. Price, In which Mrs. Cordelia Bot
kln appeared as the star witness Wednes
day, was on again before Judge Dalnger
fleld yesterday. Nothing of importance
was develop<?d and a continuance was
taken until a week from Monday. De
crees of divorce have been granted Su
san Lindsay from Arvllle A. Lindsay for
desertion, Clara M. Lew against Robert
C. Lew for cruelty, Mary R. Bussey from
Arthur. Bussey for Intemperance and
James D.\ Hanson from liabel W. Han
son for intemperance. Suits for divorce
on the ground of desertion have been
filed by. Edwin N. Gagnon against ' Ella
Gagnon, Ethel Anderson against Lllburn
Anderson and Mary Murphy against John
J. Murphy.
PASSED A BOGUS CHECK.
The Preliminary Examination of Dr.
John H. Decker, Dentist,
Commenced.
The preliminary examination of Dr.
John H. Decker, dentist, on the felony
charge of passing a fictitious check *fcr
$40 signed "S. W. Leake" was begun be
fore Judge Conlan yesterday. The de
fendant had no attorney and the court
asked Attorney Caldwell to represent him.
John C. Currier, cashier of the Columbia
Bank, identified the check and testified
that no such person as S. W. Leako had
an account at the bank. He Identified
W A Sullivan, saloon-keeper, as the man
who presented the check for payment.
Sulltvan testified that he knew the de
fendant and had cashed the check fur
him. He took the check to the bank and
was told no such person had an account
there Decker had repaid him $30 and he
had no desire to prosecute him. In crosa
examination he said he had known Deckc
for "about a year. He could not say If the
signature "S. W. Leake" was fictitious.
At the request of the defendant's attor
ney a continuance was granted till Mon
day next. .;.'.-"'-.¦¦_ _1 :/ -
TIVOLI OPERA-HOUSE.
"Boot tfon, Nothing's Safe i round Him "
FIFTH WEEK
Of the Enormous Triumph, the Comic Opera,
THE IDOL'S EYE.
Every Evening at 8. Matinee Saturday at 2.
And Fastness 1; Larger Thin her.
POPULAR PRICES - - X and 50 cents.
Telephone — Bu*h 9.
CHILDREN'S TRAINING SCHOOL.
Sisters of the Holy Family Inaugu
rate a New Work.
The Sisters of the Holy Family hay» ex
tended their work in this city. Recently
they purchased a piece of property" on
Sixth street, between Harrison and Ery
ant, which was dedicated Tuesday after
noon by Rev. Father J. J. Prendergast
\ icar General. Father Prendergast made
a short address In which he cSmmended
the missionary labors of the sisters, say
ing that they had devoted their lives v.
the amelioration of distress and the up
lifting of the sorrowing.
The sisters in their new institution will
have kindergarten classes for little people
and training classes for the older ones"
The Institution was dedicated under th*
title and patronage of the Holy Family"
It is the second building which the s £
ters have -secured for their work south of
Market street. A limited number of the
patrons of the work conducted by the
Holy Family Sisters were present.
A FORTUNATE BEGINNING.
The client In Portland, Oregon, who sent one
quarter, or $1 ticket No. 18.353. winning '2500 00,
for collection to one of the leading banks In
Pan Francisco, made a very good beginning for
the new year. The ticket of the January 25,
1500, drawing of the Lottery of- the Beneflcencia
Fubllca Company, City of Mexico, was pre
sented by the bank's messenger, Mr. John
Piper, who received the money for same.
The previous record of this company Is an
open book, and the prompt payment of prizes
Is acknowledged by all. The great popularity
of the Lottery of the Beneficencla Publlca Com
pany, City of MeJtlco, on this coast Is due to
the "fact that many of .the capital prizes have
been won here and were promptly paid.
All drawings of the above named Lottery
have tx-en hMd In publle, under the supervision
of the Federal officers of the Mexican Govern
ment, appointing Antonio Perez for the Treas
ury Department and Apollnar Castillo, Inter
venor. therefore assuring everybody of the hon
esty cf the old reliable Lottery of the Bene
neenela Publica Company. City of Mexico.
This Lottery Is the only one guaranteed by
the Mexican National Government, U. Bassettl
being President and Manager. •
WILL INSURE EMPLOYES.
Huntington's Grand Scheme to Make
Each Man His Own Bene
factor.
On the Ist of next month the Southern
Pacific Company will establish a relief
department. It will be placfcl under the
charge of A. F. Hess, i>.nd its object will
be to establish a fund out of which the
company's employes will be succored
when they are disabled bt-cause of illness,
accident or other cause or when they arts
entitled to compensation because of the
death of some relative or other beneficiary
named In their applications. In other
words, C. P. Huntington is to add insur
ance to the other business in which he is
engaged.
This relief fund from which the proposed
benefits are to flow will be formed by vol
untary contributions from employes In
come and profit derived from investment
°i ey Jn the fund and b >" the payment
of $36,000 per annum by the Southern Pa
cific Company.
The membership and contributions to
this new scheme will be voluntary with
those' who are already in the employ of
the company, but membership will be
compulsory for these who enter the em
ploy of the Southern Pacific after the Ist
of March.
JOSEPH NIEPCE.
is not due all the credit for the discov
ery of photography, for another French
man, by name Joseph Nicephore
Niepce. experimenting at the same time
as Daguerre. discovered many Interest-
Ing details that added to Daguerre's dis
covery very materially in the perfecting
of the process. Again, there are many
who stanchly claim that Fox Talbot was
the true originator of photography, and
consider that to him should be accorded
the title of the "father of photography."
a mantle so long worn by Daguerre.
Apropos of this Is the article lately pub
lished in an English journal, which speaks
of Talbot's claims as follows:
On February 11. 1500. exactly one hundred
years will have elapsed since the birth ot
William Henry Fox Talbot- To many pho
tographers h!s name la possibly unfamiliar:
by many more his contributions are, without
doubt, vaguely apprehended. No permawnt
recognition of them exista. and even the liter
ature of the craft of which he was the virtual
founder often misrepresents and underrates his
labor. The centenary of his btrth comes, there
fore, as a ttttlrs occasion on which to direct
the attention of the photographic world to the
part which Fox Talbot played In the evolution
of photography, ar.d his relations to his con
temporaries in these pregnant years of tne
third and fourth decades of this century.
The Inventors of the art science were
treading pretty closely en one another a
heels, but those who have studied the
early history of photography will acqui
esce in the opinion that even so far as
priority of publication is concerned Fox
Talbot is entitled to the premier place
among the fathers of photography. But
this is not his most Indisputable claim.
Talbot's process contained the possibilities
of indefinite modification. The multipli
cation of positive proofs from a negative
originated with him and has proved the
only practicable principle In photography
eveV 3ince.
For his share, too, in the development of
the sister art of photo-engraving Fox Tal
bot likewise deserves a full measure of
credit. He was one of the earliest pio
neers In that afterward fruitful field of
discover}- — the production of printing sur
faces by photographic means. He was
one of the first experimenters with bichro
mated gelatin and perfected and also
patented a process for the reproduction
of an intaglio plate to which he gave the
name '"photoglyphlc engraving."
This brief outline will serve to call to
mind the position of Fox Talbot in pho
tographic history, a position hitherto
scarcely recognized. In France a statue
of Joseph Nicephore Niepce stands In the
town of Chalons-sur-Saone. and the res
toration of the church of his native Bry
nur-Jlarr.e has been carried out as one
memorial to Daguerre. The only proposal
to perpetuate in any way the memory of
Henry Fox Talbot has curiously enough
taken the same form as that last men-
Ing the strictest kind of quarantine and
no one is allowed alongside the Coptic.
The steamer Caroline, that generally
transfers the steerage passengers and
their baggage from the Oriental steam
ers to the quarantine steamer, broke
down while she was in the Carquinez
Straits. Luckily there was nothing for
her to do and Captain Leale was able
to repair damages before his ship was
required.
Steward Eddy on the American ship
Shenandoah had a peculiar experience
last Monday night. Just as he was about
to retire two women closely veiled came
to him and asked that he scatter the
contents of an urn from the masthead of
the ship. Eddy consented to do the job
and going aloft scattered the ashes to
the four points of the compass. \ The wo
men below wept in concert while the
ceremony was being performed, and when
Eddy came back with the empty urn one
of them seized it and threw It into the
bay. The ashes were the remains of
Walter J. Blanchard, who died in Ala
meda on the Sth Inst.
Steward Eddy says the women came
from Alameda. One of them lost her hus
band last Thursday week and his dying
request was that he be cremated and his
ashes scattered to the four winds from
the truck of the largest American ship
afloat. The wishes of the dead man were
carried out. and all that remains to the
widow is a memory.
The steamer Robert Dollar is now on
her way to San Francisco with the larg
est cargo of lumber that has ever come
out of Grays Harbor in one bottom. Hith
erto 600.000 feet of lumber was considered
a big load for a vessel to take across
the bar, but the Dollar has crossed out
in safety with 1,00.",000 feet, much to the
surprise and delight of lumber men in
general.
George Smith, sailmaker on the British
ship' Barbermere. had a narrow escape
from death yesterday. He had a quarrel
with Charles White, the ship's cook, ard
the latter struck him over the let*, eye
with a cleaver. The wound, while serious,
was not dangerous, and after Dr. Arms-t
ed had dressed it at the Harbor Hospital
Smith was able to go back to his ship.
The transport Sherman will sail for
Manila Saturday at noon. Some of the
cleverest work ever seen on the front has
been done in the getting of this transport
ready for sea. Captain Bennett of .'he
stevedoring firm of Bennett & Goodall put
IC-00 tons of coal Into her In sixteen hours,
while from 1 p. m. Wednesday until iuon
of yesterday the transport force, under
Captain Dunn, put 2000 tons of freight
aboard. The coaling feat is one of tn»
best efforts ever made on this coast, as all
the fuel had to be hoisted aboard from
lighters. Captain Bennett remained at his
post personally superintending the job un
til 6 a. m. yesterday, and only went home
to change his clothes after th^Sherman
was coaled and ready for sea. It wa.s a
clever piece of stevedoring and Captain
Bennett deserves all the credit he received
from the officers of the transport service.
The Sherman will take away about f>O<iO
tons of freight. 400 casuals and sev-.-ral
officers.
ROW AT OLYMPIA
THEATER ENDS
IN BROKEN RIBS
Marie Wood and Max
Haas Principals.
Marie D. Wood, billed ns the "Califor
nia Nightingale" at the Olympia Theater,
did not appear on the stage of that play
house last night. An altercation with the
assistant manager. Max Haas, a pair of
broken ribs and internal injuries received
on Wednesday evening put out of the
question any participation in the Olympia
programme by Miss Wood.
There can be no doubt that Marie D.
Wood, who was formerly a Miss Dohr
mann of Stockton, Is suffering intensely
from some bodily Injury. When seen last
night at her rooms, 223 Powell street, she
told the following story:
"I was leaving the rooms at the back
of the stage when Mr. Haas came up to
me and we had words over something
that had just happened. He caught me
by the arms, pressed me against tne wall
and aftt-r that I can't remember anything
that happened. How I dragged myself
home I can't say, for I was in fearful
pain and suffering intensely."
Miss Wooo's sifter was attending her
last night, and she was outspoken in de
claring that the singer had oeen violently
handled Uy Max Haas. She also insinuat
ed that some action would be brougnt
against him. Dr. Rosecrantz was caned
in yesterday morning and visited the pa
tient repeatedly during the day.
Haas* story does not tally with that of
XJiss Wood. He says that the "California
Nightingale" was using obscene language
renecting upon the visitors of the nouse.
To stop her diatribe short he went back
of the stage. Seeing him approach she at
tempted to strike him and he then pirr
ioned her arms to her sides. Haas saya
she left the Olympia perfectly sound and
w<*ll and in no way disabled or injured
by anything which he had done.
McDonald SAYS
THE MANAUENSE
WAS TOO LIGHT
Why She Ran Out of
Chief Engineer William McDonald of
the Manauense was the only witness be
fore the consular naval court yesterday.
It was expected that Inspector Bulger
would testify as to the cqnditicn of the
engines and boilers of the vessel, but
when court opened in the morning It was
announced that he would not be allowed
to give evidence before the naval court,
and if the court wanted what testimony
he could give it could call for the report
made by Inspector Bulger and now on file
in the Custom-house.
Until the court stopped him McDonald's
testimony was devoted to his experience
as an engineer. He told how he had
served on various vessels, among them
the Olympla and* the Oregon during their
trial trips, and also how he had served
as chiel engineer of the Panama. When
he got that far the court announced that
so tar as it was concerned the fact that
he was chief engineer of the Panama was
sufficient for the purposes of the court
and there was no need of any further
testimony. Then the witness turned to
the events of the voyage to and from Ma
nila.
McDonald was particularly emphatic in
declaring that he had never been drunk
either going or coming en the trip. He
also said he had not been drunk at Yoko
hama or at any other place. He said, too,
that he had never ordered a drop of liquor
from the shore during the whole voyage.
The court is already in possession of what
his bill at the ship's bar v.'as, and there
fore it can judge of what the engineer
drank, taking his bill as a basis.
A good part of the day was devoted to
a description of the methods of clearing
the bilges of the vessel and .why it was
that they were allowed to go "so long in a
foul condition. The vessel was very deep
in her bilges, the engineer said, and so a
very little water would make a big show
ing so far as the soundings were con
cerned. He said. too. that duringMhe trip
out and in there were no soundings post
ed en the sounding board, and for a good
part of the time the distance the ship had
run was not reported to the engineer.
The engineer had no great liking for
Filipinos as men to work on a vessel, for
he said the best men he could get in
Manila were not competent and would not
and could not work in the fireroom. He
referred to the men he hired to help clean
out the bilges. Referring to the ton and
a half of dirt the chief officer had said
he saw taken from the bilges, the chief
engineer said It was no more than should
be expected from such a vessel. The fire
room plates were warped and the ashes
were constantly sifting down into the
bilges. Why he did not clean the bilges
anyway he did not say, except to reiter
ate that the engine-room force kept good
care of the bilge under the tireroom and
whenever the men could they tried to
clean the bilges under the boilers. It was
under the boilers that all the dirt was
found. The coal got through the warped
flreroom plates, he said, when it was be
ing shoveled from the forward bunkers
into the flreroom plates.
Regarding the water reported in the
ship's hold, the engineer said the depth
was much increased by the unsteadiness
of the vessel. She was light anyway, he
said, and whenever the sea picked up she
rolled badly. When they were coming
back he Bald the afterhold was filled with
coal, and when they^rot off Honolulu it
was decided that to remove the coal from
the afterhold would leave the vessel in
bad trim, so it was decided to put into
Honolulu and fill the' bunkers without dis
turbing the coal in the afterhold. This
was why, he said, the ship put Into Ho
nolulu. In concluding, the chief engineer
said that he had never had any talk with
the captain or any one else as to the
number of days required to reach San
Francisco, or the amount of coal that
would be needed.
The report of Inspector Bulger will
probably be read to-day.
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six masts, will be 2750 tons net register, 235 feet over all, 48 feet beam, 2$ feet deep and will carry loaded 5500 ton3 dead
weight.
¦*- This six-master will have her spars made of Oregon pine. Each mast will be 116 feet long, with topmasts 5S feet
more. The lower masts will be 25 inches in diameter, in the partners, except the foremast, "which will be 20 inches. The fore
topmast will be 20 inches in the cap and the others 17 inches. The bowsprit will be 35 feet long and jibboom 73 feet. She
will have a forward house 26 feet long, midship house 16 feet, after-house 35 feet and a large wheelhouse. She will be fitted
with a double set of pumps and with engines and steam winches fore and aft, and will carry two anchors, each weighing
7000 pounds.
CLEARANCE SALE
FOR THfS WrEK.
LAriES" French O-at Button Shoes,
nearly ali *!z*s; formerly fJ 50 *1.00
1 AtHEF' Trench Kid VcU hhoe?. for-
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LADIES' Cloth Top Southern Tlm, for-
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Genuine Fr»~!i ralf H<rb«r"»
Oxr^rti, formerly t<&) and i~> 00: <vid
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GENTS' P.lark nieyote Lace Shoes tor-
rwlr 13 •»; odd •"'.*•»« $1.23
CESCTs* Pater.t leather !.» ¦• Shoe?
kangaroo tops; j; GO .lua'.ity; e n liz^s.l^ri^o
For Next 30 Days.
LADIES' SHOES.
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$3 Qr. Olaz^d Kid. ooln toe. pater.t J^ath^r
tip, cioth or kid top. button ftl.ftO
JS <.* Sued* Kid Oxford*, four «;.a>« Sl^iO
J- 00 TaJi Stirx>s In button or lf« 91 "IT*
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V 00 Pater.t Leather, cloth tcp. button
ASM, pointed tee«; best makw; nearly
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fl 00 Infar.ta' Cloth or K!d top. Patent
Leather tip. button shoes JM>c
fl 75 Child* Glazed Kid. coin toe. vegt-
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t2 M illsaei' Pater.t Leather, button,
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SI 75 Cfci:d'« equare toe. cloth or kid top,
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fHE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1900.
Filipino Actors Deported.
The twenty-four Filipino actors anrt acro
bats who exhibited at the Mechanics* In
stitute last fall will leave for Manila to
morrow on the GoYernmeat transport
Shermai
STEAMER COPTIC
FROM HONGKONG
IN QUARANTINE
?
Stopped at Honolulu
on the Way.
.
THE PLAGUE IS STILL RAGING
STRANGE FUNERAL ON THE
SHIP SHENANDOAH.
«
Ashes of the Deceased Scattered
From the Masthead— Cleve"r Steve
• doring Work on the Trans
port Sherman.
The Occidental and Oriental Steamship
Company's Coptic arrived from the Orient
yesterday, two days ahead of time. She
stopped off Honolulu on the way here,
and when Captain Rinder found there had
been four cases of the plague between
February 2 and 8 he did not waste any
time, but came straight on to San Fran
cisco. United States Quarantine Officer
Kinyoun boarded the vessel as soon a 3
she eameVo anchor off Alcatraz, and as
soon as he found there was a case of sick
ness among the cabin passengers he or
dered the vessel to the Angel Island sta
tion. A most rigid investigation of every
body aboard will be made to-day, and if
the case of sickness proves to be one of
typhoid fever, as at present diagnosed, the
steamer will dock to-day. So far not a
line of information has been given out
from the vessel. Dr. Kinyoun Is enfoi.-
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