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Attorney Lane was not prepared, the va rious cases to test the constitutionality of the provisions in the charter establish ing the Civil Service Commission were not heard yesterday. Peter F. Dunne an nounced that he was ready to proceed aealnst the provisions, but Judge Cook Granted a continuance until to-day. It Is understood that Garret McEnerney will be associated with Mr. Lane. Civil Service Suits . Peter Caturl. a fish dealer at Post and Laguna streets, and four Chinese were convicted yesterday by Judge Cabanl»3 for offering undersized baas for sale. The Judge sentenced them to pay a fine of S3) Sold Undersized Sass. William. Simpson had a charge of grand larceny against him dismissed by, • -'Judge . Cabaniss yesterday. . • He was' accused, along: .with another man not .arrested, of stealing $400 worth of cigars from the Klmball Steam ship Company's wharf, which were book ed for Cape Nome. Tho cigars were car ried away tna boat, but as the arresting omcer could not swear positively that Simpson was one of the two men. the Judge gave him the benefit of the doubt and dismissed the case. ;¦; Charge Did Not Stick. Clubman on Women Smokers. 1 Mr Reginald Schuyler writes in to- 1 day's News Letter on "Women Who Smoke Well and Men Who Smoke Bad ly " This latest social - essay of his is marked by the usual candor and droll observation and will be read 'with pecu liar interest by many persons of the smart set. THAT the Polytechnic High School has among its pupils, many that are talented and beautiful was evi denced at the entertainment given in Sherman, Clay & Co.'s Hall last night for the benefit of the athletic and phys ical culture classes of that Institution. The young people who took part In the affair showed that they did not lack either histrionic ability or well trained voices. Their efforts were greatly appreciated by the large audience which occupied every Inch of space In the large hall. The programme was lengthy and did not admit of encores, otherwise the show might have been going on yet. The enter tainment opened with Schubert's" "Sere nade," artistically rendered by. Miss Bertha Gehrels, piano; Fred Barkan, vio ! lin.and Leo Wertheimer, cello. The curtain ' was then raised and a score of heads were seen peeping out of a white canvas back ground representing a sheet of music. human notes raised their voices In pop ular selections, and a decided hit was In stantly scored. The chorus consisted of Misses Adams, Spadina, Ibbotson, : Kil gore, Boutin. McCory, Phedovins, Saylor, Miel, Little, McCrossen, Fuendellng, Zuril leger, Stevens, Beeney. Markel, Schabel, ; Potter. Young. Cameron. Kendal, Kra mer, Levy. Dill. Otten, Lesser and Vice, and Messrs. McCall. Johnson, ¦ Kirby; Abenheim, Rauseh, Clawson. Gage, Jones, Semenarlo, • Eager and Graves. The chorus was assisted by the following 1 mu sicians: Mis3 Gehrels. Miss Camllle John- Bto.t and Miss Ethel Tabrett. A mandolin club composed of Messrs. W. H. McCoe, a soldier, residing at the Winchester House, on Third street, met two men Thursday night at the Cafe Royal and had some drinks with them. He liked one of them so well that he in vited him. to his room. When McCoe awoke yesterday morning his new suit of clothes had disappeared and an old suit' Which his new-foun«i ¦ friend - had worn was left behind. His friend had also gone. McCoe saw His clothes yes terday afternoon on a. man in a saloon and he notified Policeman Hemenez. who placed the man under arrest on a charge of petty larceny. He gave the name of Nicolal Diontomme, a waiter. Met a False Friend. John Hall, a broken-down tragedian, presented a sorry spectacle yesterday in Judge Mogan's court". He had been ar rested. Thursday night while begging from guests at the Occidental Hotel. The man, although emaciated and poorly clad, had the appearance of a gentleman and frankly told tho Judgre of his troubles. "I was," he said, "dresser for W. E. Sheridan, the tragedian, for ten years, and also played parts m his company such as Casslo in 'Othello' and Oswald in 'King Lear.' About eight years ago I was troubled with neuralgia In my eyes and went to a hospital in Chicago. To ease the pain they injecte'd morphine into my system, and that was the commence ment, of my downfall. The habit grew upon me. and now I am a physical wretk. I have done everything to get rid of the pernicious habit, but without avail. I left the company several years ago and have sine* been making- a little money by giving readings." A friend of Hall who keeps a saloon on Fourth street promised to look after him and the Judge allowed him to go on his promise that he would appear In court this morning. An effort will be made to send him to the country to his friends. liciting Alms. PHYSICALLY" WRECKED , '/•BY USE OF MORPHINE John Hall, Dresser and Tragedian, Arrested on the Charge of So- Judge de Haven an indictment contain ing nine counts against Edward E. Grim mell. charging him with having In his posseFSlon four forged orders on the As sistant Treasurer of the United States at San Francisco for 5100 each in his fa vor and bearing the forged name of J. D. Hall, major-surgeon and United States army disbursing officer. ' Grimmell was a clerk In the Medical Department of the United States army at the headquarters in this city. He ab sconded several months ago and was re captured in nn Eastern city and brought back to answer for his misdeeds. Race track gambling and high, life among race truck habitues proved his undoing. Grim mell was a well educated and popular young man among his associates, but he went the pace that kills and came in a bad loser under the barred windows of the County Jail. , Nine Counts of Forgery Preferred Against Him by the Federal Grand Jury. The United Grand Jury report ed yesterday to United States District GRIMMELL INDICTED FOR FORGING 1 ORDERS knew her, from Victoria, Mendelssohn, Sonntag, Schumann, Andersen. Thorwald sen. G. W. Curtis, down to P. T. Barnum. As a child of 3 she -imitated upon the , piano the fanfare of the street buglers; and through her girlhood ¦ the super abundance of music in her found expres sion in- every step and bound that her restless feet made. Until 9 years old she had no more appreciative audience than her blue-ribboned cat, to which she sang by the hour till the wonder of her childish voice attracted the attention of an actress boarding in the neighborhood. Jennie Lind's mother; a governess, embittered by her hard struggles to support husband and children, was with difficulty persuad ed by this actress to subordinate her bur gher prejudices to the future of the child and consent to having the little girl's voice tested at the Royal Theater. Jenny Llnd describes herself at that time as "a small, ugly, broad-nosed, shy, gauche, un dergrown girl; yet the rare promise in her voice cast ner awkwardness so entirely In the background that the head of the the ater agreed to take the 9-year-old girl and educate her at the Government expense for the next ten years. The "actress-pupil Lind" found this theatrical training always valuable to her. Her position, however, was by no means a sinecure, and her efforts to make restitu tion for the drill and expense bestowed upon her would have broken down a less rugged constitution. At 10 she played the part of Angela in "The Polish Mine"; at 13 she appeared In twenty-two perform ances; but not until she was 17. after hav ing appeared on the stage 111 times for her board and clothes, did the directors decide to allow her a small salary for her services. That year she played ninety-two times In twelve new characters, chief among which was Agatha in Weber's "Der Frei schutz." In this she practically made her debut and awoke to the knowledge of the great dramatic gift which God had in trusted to her. This date. March 7, she celebrated each year thereafter as a sec ond birthday. In a somewhat different wording than that employed by Byron she expressed the same Idea of a famous awaking: "I got up that morning one • creature; I went to bed another creature ; I had found my power." Soon afterward she was made a member of the* Royal ; Swedish Academy of Music and received ; the appointment of court singer. Within ! a few years she earned enough money from provincial tours to enable her to go to Paris for the study of technique. ,Her career thenceforth was a wonderful exposition of Disraeli's theory that pa tience is the necessary Ingredient of gen ius. Once before, as- a child of 14, her voice threatened for some time to leave her, and had she not patiently striven at these critical times to recover it It Is probable that her genius might qulcklv have degenerated into mediocrity. Her voice was < not naturally flexible, yet by means of her inexhaustible perseverance she became enabled so skillfully to blend the various registers that the most criti cal ear failed to discover their "points of junction." By practice, too, she attained the power of rapid execution, not as nat ural to trer as the richer sustaining power of her notes. She would practice alone for hours on the correct enunciation of some words difficult to pronounce on a- high note without the grimacing she detested; and by practice she also learned to refill her lungs with such • dexterity that the re newal of her breath was impossible of de tection. She took the greatest care of her voice, never dancing or drinking wine, tea or coffee. Her conscientiousness was due to her feeling each morning that her voice was a gift 'from God, and that per haps that very day might be the last of its use. After having mastered the details of technique so that she might give her dra matic and spiritual nature full play un hampered by the mechanics of art. Jenny' Lind returned to Stockholm. Here she astounded even her most enthusiastic friends by her enormous development in singing, a development which made her voice unique In the world. Her progress in music thenceforth was a series of triumphal ovations in Berlin, Finland. Copenhagen, Leipzig, Munich. Vienna. London and America— the joy. of each nationality In being awakened mu sically to consciousness of itself finding expression in many curious, and charac teristic ways. Students serenaded her in Copenhagen and Berlin, the art lovers of Vienna fashioned silver wreaths, for her, and the crowned heads of Europe present ed her with gifts estimated to be worth $.i00.000. . The names of "the Swedish Nightingale" and "the divine Jenny" were popular , efforts to express appreciation of the birdlike, God-given qualities of her voice. Her course through Europe could easily, be traced by the chain of charities which she left In her wake.' These charities con sisted not only In gratuitous concerts. In singing in private to the sick or needy. In surprising homesick Hans Christian An dersen with a Christmas tree on Sylves ter evening, but In giving wherever she tarried thousands of dollars to the poor and needy— giving it gleefully, like a child. The only allusion 'she was ever known to thoroughly reciprocated this appreciation, so much so that soon after her marriage she made that country her home. Jenny LJnd's American tour under the management of P. T.'Barnum was an un equivocal success. Although undertaking this venture with some trepidation Jenny LJnd felt that. she did not dare to miss such a golden opportunity of doing: good. She writes thus to a friend: "I have for long bad the most eager wish to earn, somewhere, a great deal oC , money bo as to endow a school for poor lost children In my own country, and the invitation to America came as a direct answer: so that I go there in this contt dence and I pray God in heaven out of a full heart that he will guide me thither as ever before with his gentle hand and will graciously forgive me in my sins and my innrmitles. I shall have much to en counter; it is a very arduous undertaking. But since I have no less an aim before me than to help in widening God's kingdom the littlenesses of Ufa vanish In face of this." As a proof of this sincerity in spirit she sent for the Mayor of New York the night of her first concert In America and divided the proceeds, nearly $10,000, according to his advice among the charities of the city. This precedent she followed throughout her trip, giving the entire amount re ceived from her American tour, more than £40,000, among charities. This tour brought her a great sorrow and a greatjoy. Her mother's death sad dened Jennys kind's visit to America. While in Boston the prima donna, then In her thirty-first year, was married to Otto Goldschmidt, an accomplished young musician, who had accompanied her at several of her concerts. The marriaga proved a most happy one and upon their return 'they founded a home In England. Here Mme. Goldschmidt led the busiest, happiest kind of a life, for she said she had found "all that her heart ever want ed or loved." Before settling in Kngland the young wife sang to delighted audi ences in Holland, Austria. Ireland and Germany. She sang thereafter only on special occasions, generally for charity sometimes in oratorio, sometimes in 'the opera of "Ruth." composed by her hus band, and sometimes in concert with -Mme Schumann or alone. To the last she retained the fire and charm of that resistless voice, which was a combination of the special qualities of several prima donnas. One surprising fea ture to her audiences was her ability, upon attaining an unusually high note (to reach which her hearers, through the habit of mind induced by listening to other great singers, would suppose her to have expended all her strength) to carol away with the oase". the Insouciance of a bird. She possessed, too, an original wonderful reserve power In her voice, which enabled her carefully to avoid any temptation to mere stagp vocalism and with a tine reticence to hold her power well in hand until she reached the. well planned climax, which invariably swept her audience out of Itself into the en chanted realm where she reigned su preme. Besides her originality she had a dramatic force, based upon the study of the art of Rachel, which would have won her distinction, even If she had not be«u a prima donna. . To these gifts she added fire, sympathy, an Intellectual grasp or her subject and sincerity— a combination of the gifts of several artistic tempera ments. And yet. so all tter contemporaries de clare.,the magic of cer voice was as noth ing to the personality of the woman. So keen was her Intellectual grasp of tho topics, the problems of the day. ao nobla yet so kindly withal was her conception of II fo and it3 duties, that those who wero uplifted by the charm of her voice de clared, like the mother of Dean Stanley, that they "would rather hear Jenny talJc than sing." Back of all charm lay th«» goodness of the woman— a simple-hearted goodness which leveled all class distinc tions, which converted the skeptic and strengthened the believing— the perfect flowing of a deeply practical, religlocj na turo upon which bad been grafted the marvelous gift of music. Because Chris tianity was ihe master spring of her life her message was optimistic, and therefore helpful. She said that she was vlad from morning till night, as who would not be, instructed with the guardianship of so great a gift? Surrounded by her happy- children and grandchildren, she died as beautifully as Bhe had lived. Stretching out her hajirts to the sunlight coming in through the shutters which her daughter had lust opened, there bnrst from her lips the first notes of her favorite. "An den Sonnen schein." and so singing, there passed Into the eternal sunshine Jenny LJnd. one of tho most helpful geniuses that the world has ever known.. Al Kohn met with a double accident yesterday and he is now in the Receiving Hospital. About noon he took the bit out of his horse's mouth in front of his store at" S74 Folsom street to put on the feedbag. The horse got scared and bolted. Kohn clung to. the bridle and was dragged along several yards before letting pp. Henry Becker, a milkman at 2254 Twen ty-fourth street, happened to be driving past at the time, and stopped to render Kohn assistance. He helped Kohn into his wagon, intending: to take him to the nearest drug-store". While driving around the corner of Seventh and Folsom streets a buggy collided with the milk wagon and Kohn and Becker were thrown out. The ambulance -was summoned and Kohn was taken to the Receiving Hos pital. It was found that he had received a lacerated wound of the scalp through his tenacity In clinging to the horse's bridle and a fractured rib by being thrown out of the milk wagon. Becker escaped with a contusion of the chin. First Dragged by Runaway Horse and Then Thrown From a Milk Wagon. KOHN WAS DOOMED TO SUFFER A DISASTER COURT ISKED TO STRAIGHTEN OUT ESTATE TANGLE Many Claims to Property 0nce_ Possessed by Mrs- Trusseau. b<Jth residents of Paris. Out of this mixed condition of affairs have grown several lawsuits and other trouble?. The attorneys for the children In Paris and Mrs. Osborne learned that- the other contestants and lawyers for the estate had compromised with Lang on a basis of $300, and that Mr?. Osborne. the Paris heirs and even the undertakers had been left out in the cold. In order to prevent the court from being imposed upon the attorneys for Mrs. Oeborne and the for eign heirs have called the matter to the attention of Judge Coffey and asked for a citation to compel those in the com promise to show exactly the nature of the transaction. A peculiar complication In the matter of the estate of the late attorney, P. C. Trusseau. will be passed upon soon by Probate Judge CoSey. Trusseau's second wife died before her husband. Prior to her death she had an estate of over $20,000 in realty. After her death her son, Ernest Lar.g. exhibited deeds of gift from her and. declared his mother left no estate. This was disputed by R. W. King, who took out letters of administration on the estate, claiming the deeds were irregular. If his position was correct this made her estate a part of the estate of Trusseau. By the will of Trusseau Mrs. Anna Os boriie, an old family friend, was to re ceive 1500 and the balance was to go to Trusseau's two children by a former wife, The Son Presents Deeds of Gift and Makes Claim, Against Which. Creditors and Heirs of Husband Protest. POLYTECHNIC PUPILS AS VAUDEVILLE STARS H. and P. Jones, Graves, Hammond, Mc- Call and Eager rendered a number of se lections. The inimitable Steve Douglas entertained with coon songs. He was fol lowed by a playlet entitled "The Dynamite Plot," which was n take-off -on* three "profs" at the school. D. S. Cahen, Charles Kagfer and - Miss. Vernice Beeney were in the plot to bunko the audience and they succeeded admirably. A burlesque of- Longfellow's pretty poem, "The Village Blacksmith," by Ed Goldman and Ed Abenheim, created mer riment. Goldman. 1 who is a diminutive lad recited the familiar lines while Abenheim gesticulated with his large hands, giving the little recitationist an abnormal ap pearance. ' * j3W$Bj3gS56Si&5gigf[* - . The hit of the evening was scored by Miss "Agnes' Vice,: who- impersonated a "deutsche madchen" -to: perfection. • Her mannerisms and dialect showed that she possessed a high degree of talent. Charles Eager assisted her. as did also a funny German band composed of the following discordant musicians: Goldsmith, John son. Gage, Rauseh, Clawson, Cahen, Abenheim, : Semlnario, Jones and McCall. The chorus introduced the sketch by sing ing VOver the Garden Wall."; As a fitting climax to the "turn" twoscore hands en cased in shoes and stockings were raised above the wall, presenting an extremely ludicrous . spectacle. ¦ -Will . Jacobson fol lowed in barytone : selections. • . Lantern slldo pictures made by the art department of the school were thrown on a - canvas by E. 8. Cargnella and created much laughter. There were some, splendid cari catures of the teachers of. the school; and Judging by the .applause they: struck home. Tho entertainment concluded with a series of living pictures taken. from the Brilliant Performers at the Polytechnic Show. Unless QtB French boss bakers pay their Sough manipulators an additional 75 cents per day and accord them the privilege of choosing their own hash houses the city will get up one of these mornings and find that its crusty French bread Is miss ing. At prefer, t the baker Is' obliged to Ftay his hungry tooth at a hash house desle r.nted by the boss. The boss pays for the meals of his employe in tread and the restaurant keeper reserve* the privilege of feedir.gr the unfortunate bakers who fail to *iis table just how and with what he pleases. This FVFtom leaves much to the men who manufacture the staff of life to com plain of. They declare that Boniface treats them In en execrable manner, and that tliey are irivea the refuse of cuisine which at its b*-?t is none too good. They further declare that there is no remedy under the present pystem and so demand tn extra T5 cents per day ut pay for their meals, with the addr-d priviJfRe cf pa tronizing any restaurant their palate mav dictate. Since Sunday last th* threat has b*eri raising from employe to employer and as yet no understanding reached. There has r>»en an exchange of fierce words accom panied -with appropriate gestures, but nei ther boss nor workman is at all excited nbo'Jt £o trif.ing a thing as a wordy war. A few of the boss bakers have chosen to take the matter seriously. Some are for cnncedini? to the demands of th*»ir em r-'.oyes and some are opposed to the mak ing of any concessions. The French ba kers are not union men snd po have no laws or precedents to assist them in this matter. Their demands have been con veyed to their employers at spasmodic Intervals, ar.d were usually framed while they were laboring under intense excite ment. By the time the boss' answer < amo they had usually calmed down acain. and in this refreshing fashion the matter has been pnine nn. • There is a. probability that the doujrh mixers may decide to do more than par ley in the matter— snd then there will be a tim*— r.o French bread in the town and a French strike on. CLAIMS OFFICER USED HIS CLUB TOO FREELY Patrick Lyons Makes Serious Charge Against Policeman Tillman, "Who Denies It. Patrick livon?. a laborer, was arrested about 10 o'clock on Thursday night by Policeman Tillman at Fourth and Minna Ftreets on a charge of "drunk." After being- In his cell at the City Prison, for about two hours the attention of Acting £prrca.nt Shaw was called to him, as he v.zs bleeding profusely at the nose and t-^rned to be unconscious. He was sent to the Receiving- Hospital end remained in an unconscious condition till yesterday afternoon. I>r. Dray, who attended him, expressed the opinion that he was In a critical condition. Lyons as serted that Tillman struck him on the nose and head with his club without any provocation. He paid that about a year ago, while working on the Santa Fe Rail road at Lawrence. Kar.s., another laborer Ftruck him on the head with a shovel, fracturing his ekull, and sin.ee then he had been pubject to pp«»lls cf unconscious* z\~r*. He had recently been, in the City and County Hospital for five weeks through the old trouble. Tiliman denied that he used his club on Lyons and said that he could not have oone so, as he did not have his club with him. He claims Lyons was very drunk when he arrested him, and he supposes that he may have fallen and Injured his nose. This is borne out by the fact that there is no mark of a blow on Lyons' scalp. Used the Hose Too Freely. A. F. Potter, a young man residing at C?29 Folsom •street, swore to a complaint yesterday in Judpe Cabaniss" ccurt for the arrest of Henry Chrlstman, a garden er in Golden Gate Park, on the charge of battery. He told the Judge that he was driving in the park Thursday In a i'UF^ry with a young lady and Christman. wtw was watering: the driveway, delib erately turned the hose on them and sailed the young lady's clothes. Christ n.LTi was arrested yesterday afternoon and released on bail. United States Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Gilbert, Hops and Hawley eat yesterday morning as the United States "ircuit Court of Appeals and transacted business as follows: Doe vs. Springfield Boiler Manufactur ing Company, argued and submitted. Mutual Lif^ Insurance Company of New Vork vs. Hathaway, submitted on briefs. Artjourneti until Monday 11 a. m. The Queen's birthday will be celebrated next Thursday-evening by a second grand concert in Metropolitan Temple, under the Joint auspices of the Mansion House relief committee and the British Benevolent So ciety. The programme will be an exceptional one. the committees having secured the services of well-known entertainers, among thf-m Homer Henley. Manlloyd Jones, Professor Veaco, Professor Henry Holmes, Robert Moyd. Miss Grace I. Davis and Alma Berglund. Wallace A. Sabin. who will conduct the musical ex ercises, has now under rehearsal .a chorus of fifty voices. Short speeches will be made by William Greer Harrison, president of the evening, and Dr. F.. W. D'Evelyn. The hall will be handsomely decorated, and each per son in attendance- will be presented with a British and an American flag. A con gratulatory telegram will be sent to the Queen from the platform. A Grand Concert to Be Given at Met ropolitan Temple Next Thurs day Evening. TO CELEBRATE THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY tion of Mission Improvement Clubs. They objected to twenty police musicians being taken from their beats to rehearse, and also to the increase of twenty men asked for in the appropriation. They also asked that the appropriation should be lowered in ether items for the sako of economy, as improvements were more necessary. The Ohipf explained that the hand prac ticed twice each week, once in their own time and the other in the city's time, .which evened up matter.". ¦ Sam Davis, pecret.iry of the Musicians' Union, .had notified him yesterday that the tinion had not expressed any objections to the po lice band, and -would be willing at any time to supply them with extra pieces when deemed nec^sary. It was an ama teur band, and did not in any way-con flict with the professionals. The Chief said that if the club wanted money for improvements he would sug gest that they help hfm in getting the liquor license fee Increased to $50 per quartpr, which would make a revenue of $640,000 annually. The federation will meet to-night, when the. matters referred to will be fully dis cussed and action taken. Chief Sullivan was waited upon yester day by A. S. Ullle. G. Schnee and Dr. E. X. Torello. representing, the Federa- Wants More Substantial Improve ments and Less Noise and Show. MISSION IS OPPOSED TO THE POLICE MUSIC Copyright, 19OO, by Seymour Eaton. THE LIFE STORY OF JENNY LIND. BT CHARLOTTE BREWSTER JORDAN. XIV. JENNY LIND-GOLDSCHMIBT (1S21-1887.) Through Jenny Llnd I first became sensible of the hollnesa of art.', Thrpugh her. I learned that one must forget 6ne'« self in the service of the Supreme. No books, no men. have hail a more ennobling: influence upon me. as % poet, then Jenny L,lnd.— Hans Christian Andersen. Great musicians, singers and players j labor under heavier disadvantages in con vincing posterity of their right to fame than do the other children of genius; the portable nature of their profession. Its un recordablllty except In the memories of their hearers, make succeeding generations inclined to attribute their reputation to the extravagance or the susceptibility of their contemporaries. Jenny I.lnd would have shared this general fate were it not that her remarkable person ality made such an Indelible impres sion upon the people of all classes In Europe and America— upon the tone-deaf, like Dean Stanley, as well as ' upon musicians like Meyerbeer— that these ! impressions have been recorded in the memoirs of every noteworthy person who 1 make to her wonderful talent was in Co penhagen, after singing for a Home for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. \Vhen she heard the unusually laige amount which her concert had raised in r eyes filled with tears, and she said to Hans Christian Andersen: "Isn't It beau tiful that I can sing so!" Despite the undoubted success of her operatic career she longed constantly for a homely life — so much so that she decided to abandon the stage in lsio. just eleven, years from that memorable March 7. tho birthday of her genius. This decision *ha never regretted. She sung thereafter in concert or poured out her soul in ora torio. Mendelssohn, -who considered her tho greatest artist h© had known, wrota the "Elijah" for the peculiar beauty of her voice and in that she was at her best, for she said Jt lifted her up Into another world. Her retirement from the stag** did not spring from a puritanical aversion to it. She did not think It immoral or she would not have gone to see others act nor would ?he have founded a school for the educa tion of stage aspirants. It was simply because, having- passed unspotted throusrh, the evils of stage environment, she f*>lt worn by the artificialities and difficulties of her progress and longed for the home liness of home. In England she> was greatly beloved and BIOGRAPHICAL STUDIES FOJFt GIRLS. FRENCH BAKERS THREATEN TO GO OUT ON STRIKE Would Eat Where They Choose and Not Where Hhe Boss Directs. 1 ¦ Demand Seventy-Five ' jCents More Per Day to Pay for Heals, With. Privilege of Selecting the Hash-House. Y. M. I.'s Off for a Time. THE members of Cathedral Council No. 53. Young Men's Institute, and their friends will celebrate the an nual picnic pt that organization to day at Sunset Park, in the, Santa Cruz Mountains. The outing has not been advertised, it being strictly invitational, and this fact insures a select attendance. Dane© music will bo furnished by Fitz gerald's orchestra, and en interesting programme of vocal and instrumental se lections has been arranged by the com mittee. Following are the committee hav ing the outing In charge:- Airans?m»n.t- P. F. McCarthy (chairman), K. J. DnllaM. Daniel C. Dea«y. J. P. Mahoney. Charles Beardslpy. L. A. Kelly, Frank I. Gon zales. P. J. Karrell. T. P. Martin. TV. Chester K»og:h (?»rretary). Prajframme — L. A. Kelly. E. J. Dollard. D. C. Dea«y. Floor manager— Xcal Tower; assistant, A. Xj. ArtlgTies. Floor committee — Albert H. Quatham, Joseph McCuFker. W. F. Humphrey, P. Matthews. Karry A. Byrnes. William A. O'Leary. Arthur W. I>ollard. Bernard J. Hyland, Fred' E. Far mar. Charles T. McCarthy. Transportation— P. F. McCarthy. J. D. Ma honey, \\". Chester Keosh. 1 Printers on Pleasure Bent, THE employing printers* picnic at El Tampo to-day promises to be a very enjoyable affair, the, preparations for the outing having been made on a very elaborate p<yile by committees ap pointed by the Employing Printers' As sociation of California, An interesting programme has been arranged for the oc casion, and present Indications are that the attendance will be large. Upon the arrrval at El Campo of the boat leaving this city at 9:30 a. m. the band will head a procession to the pa vilion, where the exercises of the day will be inaugurated by a short literary and musical programme. At II a. m. the aquatic sports will be started. After lunch the athletic events will be run off. A varictv of useful prizes have been offered, and a large number of gate prizes will also be awarded. The various printing firms belonging to the associa tion are represented on the committees. Following are the track officials: Starter, John Partridge: judges. Norris A Judd. George R. Graham and J. C. Zel lerbach: chairman of racetrack commit tee, Bruce Brough. ! Conductors to Make Merry. " LABORATB preparations have been made for the second annual excur sion and picnic of El Capitan Divi sion No. US, of the Order of Rail way Conductors, which is to be hrld at Mirabfl Park. Sonoma bounty, to-day. The ticket-punchers have the name of .be ing-genial ho!«ts and a large attendance is [expected." There will be games of all kinrtB J and the winners will receive valuable i prizes. No intoxicating liquors will be sold on the grounds, and this fact insures an orderly lot of pleasure-seekers. Every plan has. been perfected by the various committees having the affair in charge to make the day a memorable one In *the history of their organization. Trains will leave Tiburon ferry at 9 a. m. sharp, San Rafael at 10 a. m. and Santa Rosa at. ll:lrt a. m. The picnickers will leave the park on their return to the. city at 5 p. in. The committee of arrangements consists t>f A. B. Murray (chairman). George S. Smith, \\*. J. Hun ter. J. C. Fielding, J. E. Dillon and T. Bil lingslea. Uncle George Bromley, the first railroad conductor in California, will deliver the oration of .th,o day. WILL LAY ASIDE DULL CARE AND PICNIC IN THE COUNTRY drawings of Gibson and other famous ar tists, "is Bicycling Bad for the Heart?" was reproduced by Miss Geraldlno Bow man and H. Kirby', "Golf Girl," by Miss Laurilla-Murdock; "Four Seasons," by Misses Canaille. Johnston. Nonie Adams, Alice Poorman ' and Adalald Dibble: "Mexican Girl," by Miss Adrian Lesser; "Basket-ball Girl,"- by Charles Eager; "Story of a Crushed Sleeve," by Miss Ezeta Hastings, Herbert Jones and Presi dent Rauscli; "Marriage Picture," by Nonie Adams and Louis McCall: "Old fashioned Girl," by Miss Loretta Moffatt, L. McCall and Miss Adams. A sketch en titled "A Happy Pair," produced by Miss Charlotte Lainne ana George Caldwell, concluded the performance. A. L. Jordan acted as stage manager, assisted by Miss Rose Murdoch and Miss M. Van Vlack. Miss Duffy, Miss Rich ards. Miss ' Marion Michener. Colonel Charles Murphy, Miss Evelyn Armer and Miss Ida -.Garbarino also contributed largely to the success of the entertain ment. THE SAX FRANCISCO CALL,, SATURDAY, MAY 19, 1900. Had a Leaky Swill Cart. Cesar Ehler. a scavenger, was convict ed yesterday by Judge Fritz on the charce* of using a leaky swill. cart.* He was lliied $5. lt> Is several months since the scavengers agreed to use a wagon> with a cover that, would prevent all cause of complaint, but through the lax ity of the Board of Health no definite action has yet been taken. THE CALL'S HOME STUDY CIRCLE *>Y JENNY L.UTO. 9 The first article upon the Paris \ Exposition written ;by The Call's special correspond- ent in Paris will appear in the Sunday Call of May 20. 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