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OAKLAND, July 29.-Rev. Charles R.
Brown, pastor of the First Congregation
al Church, resumed services to-day.
The First Unitarian Church will be re
opened next Sunday. Rev. Benjamin Fay
Mills will occupy tho pulpit.
Kev. M. H. Babcock of Burlington, Vt.,
preached to-day at the Free Baptist
Church. An effort Is being made to se
cure his services as permanent pastor.
Rev. A. W. Rider preached to-day at
the First Baptist Church.
Rev. J. M. Van Every and Rev. E. B.
Bradley occupied the pulpit of the Ply
mouth-avenue Congregational Church to
"Christianity and Citizenship on Be
coming a United States Citizen" was the
subject of a discourse to-day by Rev.
Alfred Bayley, pastor of the Fourth Con
gregational Church, who wan naturalized
Rev. Charles N. Lathrop. the new rector
PASTORS RESUME WORK
AFTER SUMMER VACATION
DEATH CAME AFTER
A LONG, USEFUL LIFE
OAKLAND. July 29.— Mrs. Ruby Hu
gunin, wife of the late Captain Edward
Hugunin and grandmother of Mrs. Webb
X. Pearce, died at an early hour this
morning after a long and useful life. She
had reached tho ripe old age of So years
and finally succumbed to heart trouble.
She was born in De Peyster, St. Lawrence
County, X. Y., July 1, 1515, and in 1S3S
moved to Chicago. In 1S63 she came to
California, settling at Napa," where she
lived until 1874. when she came to Oak
land. The funeral will take place Monday
from the residence of Webb N. Pearco, on
Deaths in Berkeley.
BERKELEY. July 23.— Mr3. Gretna. An
i derson, a native of Denmark, aged 57
I vears died yesterday at her home. 1060
i t'niversity avenue. She had resided In,
i Berkeley for the past twenty years. Three
! grown children survive her.
Miss Matilda Smith died last night at
I her home. 2423 Grove street. She was a
native of Garland. Me., aged 84 years. Sh*>
had been a resident of California twenty
| seven years.
S~\AKLAND, July 2p.—"If Jesus Christ came to Oakland
\_yhc zvould have a mighty hard time if he wanted to run for
Thus did Commander Booth-Tucker of the Salvat'ion Army
voice the sentiments to-day ivhich Mayor Snow of this city ex
pressed iivpublic not long ago. The commander 'was speaking at
the rally of the Salvation Army held this afternoon in the Ex
position building. A large audience occupied the 'floor of the audi
torium, while the red shirts and blue bonnets wci'c massed on the
platform, where hallelujah shouts prevailed. Continuing his ad
dress, the commander said:
"Christ zvould want the managers of the Chutes to save pco-^
pie's souls instead of providing lions and zvatcr falls for their
amttsement; he z^oiild want to turn the theaters into Salvation
Armv barracks, and above all he zvould come out zvith'a sma)l
minority in a contest for Mayor."
This evening Commander Booth-Tucker addressed another,
large meeting in the Exposition building.
This morning he visited San Qucntin and spoke toJhe con
victs. To-morrow he zvill "inspect the Hofnc of Rest at Pacific
Grove and thai ivill visit San Jose and Sacramento. From Fri
day''to Sunday he zvill be at the Salvationists' farm colony at
Solcdad, his . departure for the East taking place on August 6.
"CHRIST WOULD NOT BE IN
IT IN A RACE FOR MAYOR"
BERKELEY, July 23.— The Marston
Hose Company gave a banquet last even
ing in Odd Fellows' Hall to the members
of all the other fire companies In town.
Eighty guests were seated at the tables.
The banquet was held not only for a
social time but for the purpose of draw-
Ing the volunteer firemen closer together
for future business relations. The fire
boys have long felt that they have not
received what was due them from the
citizens or from the Town Trustees. By
uniting they look for better results.
Town Marshal Richard Lloyd was toast
master of the evening. Toasts were. made
by M. Doody, ex-volunteer fire chief of
Oakland: A. G. Frick. C. A. Gregory,
George Schmidt, T. C. Rowe. James Ken
ney. C. E. Thomas. William Carey. Dan
Madden, R. C. Richardson. James Ken
ney and Charles McClaln. Selections were
sung by B. F. Calhoun and John O'Toole.
From the speeches made It is evident
the boys will unite In an attempt to se
cure a paid Fire Department.
AT BANQUET FIREMEN
VOICE THEIR NEEDS
Anti-Saloon League Meets.
BERKELEY. July 23.— The Anti-Saloon
League of Rerkeley held a mass-meeting
this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in the Trin
ity M. E. Church -In tho interests of the
temperance movement In this city. O U
May, the president of the league, pre
sided. Addresses were made by Mrs. M
II. Cartwrigbt. William Whitney, the
Itev. J. D. Foster. E, C. Arnold, R. A.
Fisher, W H. 13one and Isaac Bangs.
Hereafter temperance meetings will be
held each Sunday afternoon. Next Sun
day the gathering will be at the Baptist
Oakland Office- San Francisco Call.
1118 Uroadway. July 23.
The real estate market is just beginning
to feel the Influence -of the approaching
eeason. The summer dullness is begin
ning to wear off, axid the indications are
that the coining month will see a notice
able improvement, while the winter Is
looked forward .to as a lime of great
activity. The railroad situation on thi3
fcide of the bay is expected to bring about
Central activity to the northward of Oak
lar.d, for the San Pablo avenue electric
lin* is being constructed to West Uerke
ley and will be in operation In the course
cf a month or two. The Macdonald-Hen
thaw electric road from Point Richmond
will take detinite shape before the Contra
Costa Supervisors one week from Mon
day, and this will boom real estate be
tween Oakland and the present terminus
of the Santa J'e fc yj?tem. The general
opinion seems to be that something will
Portly be done with the California and
Nevada Kail road, which lends additional
Interest to realty in that section.
"This is the cull season of the year,
paid A. S. Macdunald. of J. H. Macdonald
£: Co., "but the Indications were never
better for a lively market this winter.
There is now a good demand fur lots and
email pieces, but there will hardly^ be
any general move in real fcsiate until bep
tember. The prospect* of Oakland were
never letter than now."
I\ J. Woodward of William J. Dingee &
Co. reports? as follows:
"Sales aro pood for this time of the
year, better than for any summer in sev
eral years past. We are looking forward
to a lively winter upou this side of the
"There 1" an increased demand for res
idence property." said \V. J.- I^aymance of
M. J. Laymsnce 4= Co. "We find many
pocple renting a house with the privilege
of purrhasin^, and we havo sold mucn
property to people from tho northern
mines. We anticipate a good season, par
ticularly jis there are many strangers In
California, many of whom are buying and
O«orge \V. Austin & Co. of IOCS Broad
way report* an increased demand for Im
proved residence property, and the follow
lnc sales: House and lot 40 by 125 feet on
Filbert ft root near Klirhteenth for Cap
tain K. 1*. L>rew to Frank Krev, for J30G0;
fcoupo and lot Do by 340 feet on Thirty-fifth
Ftreet nrar San Pnblo avenue for J. Jar
rett to Mrs. Kaffine Frison. for J2300;
honse and. lot S3 Uy 105 f»»«»t on Piedmont
avenue near Jtose for William T. Harris
to Mrs. Rosetta B. Damon, for $2000; also
a store and lot 25 by 102 feot op Eighth
v str<-«»t In West Oakland for Charles Stocky
to Wlliiam Rutherford, and a cottage o'f
: five rooms with lot 25 by 140 feet In Isabel
la Etrtrt for tho Pacific States Building
and Loan Association of Sari Francisco.
(jeneral Activity Expected
Duricg the Coming
the extra-Judicial announcement of Chief
Justice Taney and the majority of the
Supreme Court that the Missouri compro
mise was void, because Congress had no
constitutional power to legislate against
the interests of tne owners of slaves any
more than against those of owners of
other forms of property. Slave owners,
therefore, had the right to carry their
slaves wherever they chose upon Federal
territory without Jeopardy to their own
ership. Douglas stood loyally by the de
cision. To other minds the argument of
the Chief Justice seamed to knock the
foundations from under his popular sov
ereignty doctrine: but he strove with skill
and plausibility to harmonize the oppos
ing views and carried with him the North
ern Democrats. These found themselves,
like the Democrats of the South, first dep
recating and apologizing for slavery, then
condoning and finally admiring and advo
cating it as a boon and a blessing to the
African race and the Ideal condition of
the negro. So the great party stood com
mitted, temporarily, as a matter of parti
san policy to the support of slavery: ancl
by the decision of the court the political
issue between the parties was clearly de
tined The Democrats henceforth upheld
the view that the Territories were the
common possession of the whole nation,
purchased at the cost of Southern as well
as Northern sacrifice, and that all prop
erty riphts were equally sacred there.
From this vantage ground Southerners
were able ere long as we shall see to
take one step further and declare sla\
eS established in the Territories with the
United States as Us guardian.
Against thin position the Republicans
maintained that the rights of slavery
were and had always been only local and
statutory and not to be recognized be
yond the limited sovereignty of the States
which created them. ;
Douglas and the Lecompton Consti-
In 1837 Kansas renewed her application
for statehood and the pro-slavery Legis
lature presented the Lecompton constitu
tion This. It will be remembered, was
never adopted by the people of the Ter
ritory The pro-slavery convention which
framed the pro-slavery document permit
ted the voters to pronounce upon one sec-
Ifon only, and not until by a new Legisla
ture the whole constitution was submit
ted to the people. In January. 1ST.6, would
the free State settlers take part in an
election upon the question. Then a ma
loritv of over 10.000 was given against it.
uro-Mavery settlers declining to vote.
The discussion respecting the Lecomp
ton constitution was now transferred to
the chambers of Congress and became a
matter of national Interest. The adminis
tration was det^rtnined to force the ob
noxious instrument upon the undeniably
Farge free State population but It was
soon found that a strong Northern ele
ment in the party would resist the nefa
rious scheme. Douglas Proved his real
manliness and courage and honesty by
boldly opposing the plot.
The administration wing of the party
was enraged at the defection of their
ablest leader. All the power o f govern
ment patronage was enlisted against him.
but as time passed it appeared that in
-Dite of all Douglas was gathering to
himself the real strength of the party,
both North and South. His popular-sov
«rel»nty doctrine was truly popular, and
drew to his side many Republicans even.
A stormy Congressional debate lasting for
two months finally resulted In the pass
ace of the Lecompton measure, but the
bill contained provisos which required an
other popular vote in Kansas, and the
vote was again overwhelmingly against
It. . _ '-¦¦ ."'' _ .
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates.
It was Illinois politics which determined
the course of national politics at this
critical Juncture. The Legislature elected
there In 1S3S would choose a United States
Senator. The Democratic convention re
nominated Douglas, whose course upon
the Lccompton matter was enthusias
tically approved and had made him more
than ever tho Idol of his party In his own
State. Some of the Republican leaders
also urged that no opposition should be
made to his return to the Senate. This
was Greeley's View. But Douglas could
not command the full confidence of the
Republicans: he had been too. lately an
aggressive enemy. Had Greeley's advice
been followed, had the Illinois Republl-
Kansas for free soil, had undertaken by
force to free the Missouri slaves, and came
In 1S59 with a few followers to Harper's
Ferry, Va.. to carry out a long-cherishcl
plan for liberating the slaves of Virginia.
But the plot failed; the negroes did not
rise at his bidding. Brown and six of hla
associates were tried and executed aa
Coming, as this event did. In the midst
of xjie already extreme tension of, feeling
respecting slavery. It roused a perfect
frenzy of Indignation and resentment m
the South, and a most profound regret in
the North, coupled with a measure of
sympathy for the misguided haters of
slavery and admiration for the heroism
with which they met their tragic fate.
But the occurrence probably did not alter
the course of history. The Republican
maiorlties In the autumn elections were,
perhaps, slightly less, but they were still
majorities. The bitterness of sectional
feeling was for the time intensified, but
no drop of gall was needed In the cup of
the wine of wrath which was already at
the nation's lips. "It presses on the ir
repressible conflict," wrote Greeley.
Tho Resolutions of Jefferson Davis.
Tho approaching Presidential election
was now the absorbing topic of thought
throughout the country. The danger of a
dissolution of the Union was seen to be
Imminent. A feeling of uneasiness per
vaded the land. Commercial Interests
took alarm. The North, and especially
the West, had suffered severely in the
panic of 1S57, whose effects had hardly
reached the South. If '"ar ">etween the
sections were to follow, or even the los*
of Southern trade, ruin to vast numbers
was inevitable. "Union-saving" meetlng-a
were held In many Northern cities, which,
voiced the general anxiety. The people
called upon their leaders, and particu
larly upon those known to be aspirants
for the Presidency, to state their posi
tions. Seward. Lincoln. Douglas and J«f
ferson Davis responded. The Kepubllcan
chiefs maintained the lofty ground of,
moral principle which they had previous
ly taken, and the people of the North
gathered by their side with a growlnar
solemnity and earnestness of purpose rare
in political controversy. But the preg
nant, significant fact was that made clear
by the utterances of the Democratic lead
ers. The great party was hopelessly di
vided: the last strand of nationality was
parting: disunion was inevitable.
Douglas delivered a speech In the Sen
ate January 12. 1860. In which he avowed
himself determined to yield no Jot of prin
ciple or position, to make no concessions
for the sake of the nomination which ho
did not seek, though willing to receive It.
Jefferson Davis of Mississippi was tho
ablest of the pro-slavery leader?, and to
him all eyes turned. Would the Southern
Democrats take any backward steps? On
February 2 Davis brought forward In tho
Senate a series of resolutions setting forth
the claims of that win? of the party
which he represented. They wer© in «f
' feet the ultimatum of the Southern Dem
ocrats to the nominating convention soon
to meet. The fourth of these resolutions
was the significant one. It averred that
| no constitutional power belonged to Con
gress or to any Territorial legislature to
impair the right to hold slaves in the Ter
ritories, and that the Federal Government
was In duty bound to afford to slaves In
Federal Territories the same protection
as was due to other property. Thus the
i two factions of the Democratic party de
! fled each other. The Davis resolutions
! were debated for three months* and then
! passed. JESSE MACY.
OAKLAND. July 29.— Lieutenant Colonel
W. H. Heuer, in his report of the Gov
ernment work upon the Improvement of
Oakland harbor, states that slow progress
has been made during the year. The con
tract of the California Bridge and Con
struction Company for the construction of
a bridge across the tidal canal was to
have been completed April 21. but an ex
tension of time to July 21 was granted.
Clark & Hennery expect to havo a divert
ing channel for the Sausal Creek com
pleted by August 1. The FruitvaJe avenue
contract, which was let to Darby Laydon.
is expected to be completed by January 1,
1901. The bridges at Alice and Webster
streets have been satisfactorily completed.
Owing to these improvements a number
cf manufacturing enterprises have been
started <>n the water front. •
Following is a financial statement of the
appropriations and money expended:
Balance unexpended July 1, 1S99.. $3o0.f!,'i<}
Amount appropriated this year 1S0.000
Amount expended during fiscal
Balance unexpended 305.671
Amount covered by uncompleted
Balance available J391..S70
Total appropriation for Improvement of
harbor at Oakland since 1S74 aggregated
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,
HIS Broadway. July 29.
The great political question In Oakland
to-day is what effect will the Supreme
Court decision anent the Stratton primary
law have upon the Congressional situation
in the Third District. While the managers
for each side claim that it will have no
direct bearing upon the result. It certain
ly will have the effect of transferring the
control of the primary from the Board of
Supervisors to the Congressional commit
tee of the Third District. Of course, the
Metcalf men had a large working major
ity In the Board of Supervisors, but they
absolutely control the Congressional com
mittee. So while County Assessor Henry
P. Dalton does not think that this will af
fect his chances at all. County Clerk
frank C. Jordan, his campaign manager,
is talking about getting out of politics
and retiring to a ranch or going to the
If there is one man more than another
who should know what to do under these
circumstance? it Is County Clerk Frank
C. Jordan, the hero of many a hard
Senator F. S. t?tratton holds that the old
Porter primary law is in existence and
that the approaching primaries will be
held under that law. But so many pri
mary laws have been attempted since the
Porter primary law went into effect that
r.o one seems to know just how far the
Porter primary law may have been
amended or just exactly what it is.
One thing is certain— that the center or
the scene is shifted from the County
Clerk's office to the Congressional com
mittee Under the Stratton primary law
the County Clerk had solo supervision of
the Great Register, and County Clerk
Jordan claimed the right to purge tne old
register for the approaching primary.
This claim was not looked upon with fa
vor by the Metcalf men. so the County
clerk's office was the center of observa
tion by the politicians engaged In the
Now the scene Is shifted to the Con
gressional committee, which has tho call
ing of the primary, the setting of the con
vention date and the appointing of the
"I had hoped that the Strnttnn primary
I law would hold." said ConfreBsman Vle
i tor H. Metcalf. "because a good primary
| law means much for party harmony. I
hoped that the contest between myself
I and Mr. Dalton would be under the new
I law. from which we expected so much. I
j think, however, that the matter can be
j safely left to the party managers, and I
do not nee that th* situation In the fight
I between Mr. Dalton and myself has been
changed in the least."
"I do not think that the knocking nut
of the primary law will have any effect
upon my candidacy." said Assessor Henry
P Dalton. "My campaign has been well
organized, and we will go ahead just as
we would had the law been upheld."
Shifts From County Clerk's
Office to the Party
Members of Camping Party
Meet With Serious
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,
1118 Broadway, July 29.
Mrs. Arthur Hickox and Miss May
Palmer, both of Alameda, and Mrs. Per
rine and Miss Perrlne of San Francisco,
members of a large camping party from
Alameda, were seriously injured yester
day near the Bigelow ranch, on the Mc-
Cloud Klver, while being driven from the
ranch to the railroad depot to return
home. A wagon seat gave way. throwing
the four ladies backward and violently to
the road. Mrs. Hickox was so severely
hurt that her condition is critical. Miss
Palmer was less seriously 'affected, but
sustained a severe shock.
Both ladies were taken to the residence
of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Jacob!, at S15 Grand
street. Alameda, they arriving on the Ore
gon express this morning. Mrs. Hicko.x
is under the care of Dr. Reynolds. Mrs.
Perrine and her daughter were cared for
at a sawmill hospital near the scene of
the accident. Others in the party were
Mrs. Fred S. Teller, ex-United States Dis
trict Attorney Charles .Weller and Mrs.
Weller, Mllo Hickox and Mr. and Mrs.
The party left the ranch yesterday
morning In two wagons. The ladies who
were hurt occupied the rear seat of one
of the vehicles. While jogging along the
mountain road a wheel struck a rut and
the seat fastenings broke. The seat,
pitched backward, tumbling the occu
pants Into the road. The only assistance
at hand was five miles distant, and the
injured ladies, suffering intensely, had to
be hauled over the rough grades. The
overland train was held for them and
•¦very attention was shown them. Mrs.
Hickox, who it is feared Buffered spinal
injuries, was under the Influence of
opiates constantly as soon as medical at
tendance could be secured. It la not
known how badly Mrs. Perrine is hurt, aa
she and her daughter preferred to remain
behind until her condition could be more
definitely determined. .
BY GIVING WAY
OF WAGON SEAT
of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, began
his pulpit work in that parish to-day.
Mrs. Rachael E. Davles of Wisconsin
preached to-day at the Welsh Presbyter
William Nat Friend of the San Fran
cisco Theological Seminary preached this
evening at Union-street Presbyterian
Church, his subject being "Encourage
the Young Men."
Rev. Edgar R. Fuller of Bakersfield oc
cupied the pulpit of the United Presby
terian Church to-day.
Since then Captain Barber has had a
miserable time of it. From Vancouver,
B. C, to San Diego offers of second-hand
whaling outfits have been pouring In on
him. while the telephone in the pilot
office has been ringing from early morn
ing till dewey ove.
It would appear that every man on the
coast has a whaling outfit to sell anil
they are willing to sell cheap because
they want to reach the goldfields. Is it
any wonder then that the urbane skip
per should once in a while mutter
'•Damn" with a big "D?"
CAPTAIN* BARBER, chief pilot, says
"DAMN" whenever whales and
whaling are referred to in his pie
sence these days. "IVhen the Bonita
was sunk by a whale there was a feeling
akin to dismay among the pilots, but
when another leviathan picked up the
kedge anchor of the Gracie S. and ran
away with her consternation reigned.
The following day this "ad" appeared in
one of the morning papers:
Captain Barber Is a man who rarely or
never loses his temper. In all and every
circumstance he is his own 'cool. Imper
turbable self,' but .under this rain of
whale disasters he did so far forget him
self as to use explosive language; but
then, consider the provocation. Morning,
noon and night he was besieged for In
formation about whales and whaling and
then when the crowd came with offers cf
second-hand whaling outfits it was the
last straw. People who are doing busi
ness with the genial master marine these
days religiously avoid any reference, how
ever remote, to whales and their doings.
PILOT CHIEF OVERWHELMED WITH OFFERS.
XV. | i
The period of the Kansas controversy }
gave rise to events full of serious por
tent for the Democratic party and, there- ]
fore, for the Union. One by one the bonds
between the slave and the free sections «
had- snapped under the Increasing strain. '
The ties of race and language and kin- ! ;
dred. the common interest in church or- j :
ganizations and business enterprises, and ;
the common love of country were gone,
and political attachments, too, were civ
ing way. There was no longer an Ameri
can party or a Whig party uniting North
and South: the new Republican party
was Inevitably a strictly sectional party. !
and the South regarded It with pro
nounced enmity. Only the Democratic
party remained, and Democrats who loved
the Union saw with foreboding threaten
ing signs of disruption there.
Effects of the Dred Scott Decision
Upon the Party.
The struggle which followed the pas
sage of the Kansas-Nebraska bill had
tended all along to strengthen the hold of
the advocates of slavery upon the Demo
cratic party, and the Dred Scott decision
completed the triumph of that faction.
There had been under Pierce a growing
ascendency of pro-slavery leaders, while
Buchanan's weak will and yielding char
acter were soon entirely dominated by
The political importance of. the Dred
: Scott decision lay, as we have seen, in
cans rallied heartily to th* support of
Douglas he would no doubt have* become
President In 1S60, and it Is an interesting
speculation Just now that would have al
tered the sequence of events;
Abraham Lincoln became th« K*jmDl»
can candidate to contest Senatorial honors
with Douglas, and then occurred the great
debate up and down the State which
raa>le the campaign forever memorable.
Local questions played no part in the d!«
cu«sion.- It was the mighty question
which was splitting the nation In two
which was debated In all its aspects by
the rival statesmen, while their audlenoe
was the whole people. Lincoln placed the
issue before the people upon high moral
grounds. He told them that a hons« di
vided agsBnst itself could not stand; that
the nation could not continue to exi!«
half slave and half free. He exposed the
sophistry in the popular-sovereijrnty
theory of Douglas, while he also riddled
the argrument of the Dred Scott decision.
Douglas was the successful candidate,
but Lincoln, as he said, was "after largor
frame." What was the election of '5S *>
that of "60? Lincoln's eye was upon, tao
larger field of battle.
The debates, while they mad© Lracop
known to the whole country, grreatb'
strengthened the Republican party and
clarified the views of the various ele
ments composing it. They were thus o!
vast importance in party history.
The John Brown Said.
John Brown was a religious fanatlo win
had solemnly dedicated his life to the de
struction of slavery. He had fought In
AMERICAN POLITICAL PARTIES.
Copyright, 1GOO, by Seymour Eaten.
THE LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DEBATES.
Significance of trje Letter Left
by Carbcni Sperandio,
Epecial Dispatch to The Call.
NEW YORK. July 29.— Italians In
America who are acquainted with the
methods of the anarchist societies will
ever believe that Carbonl Sperandlo was
chosen to murder King Humbert and that,
concluding that he could not successfully
accomplish the mandate, he compromised
by killing PeppJno Pessina. who had made
himself obnoxious by opposing the teach
ings of the societies. After the killing of
Pf**f"* Sperar.dio was compelled to com
mit suicide to save himself from falling
into the hands of the police. Then, it Is
believed, another was chosen by the anar
chist? to fill the role of regicide.
PeEslna was murdered in Paterson, X.
J., by Spcrandio July 17. Three days later
Sperar<d!o committed ruicide, leaving the
fallow ing- letter pinned over his heart:
This Is not of my bid.Jinr. but the i?oo<J and
brave 6ocletj' wills' it. On February 2. In
Italy, it was my lot and my order to kill the
Kir.j?. My number came out in America and
I could not <2o It. They rave tth? liberty, but
ordered that the will of the eociety must t>«
Th*r\ I eatr thl» brut* IVssIr-s. in a shop. He
Tr.altreated fc:« men; he beat them I!ke dc^s.
II« nifiie his court ry men worse than worms. So
it wis that I was contented to select him.
Who irl!I tay, comrades, that I did not <Jo
r!jrht? Lone Jive Anarcty.
They have said that because I was In Amer
ica I could do nothing, but I will show them
that I do not taJk only. Companions, either
renounce the society or In silence obey the oath
cf fclood. Furthermore, I notify you that you
will soon hear of the d^ath of two spies, Colo
rata Tiorr:ano and !¦'--« Gruinin. These two,
rr.r brotherg. have no rlrnt t«> «clst. T*>e>- ruin
not only families, but countries. Obey.
While making his preparations for sui
cide Sj><"ran<2io w-rote In Italian the fol
lowing, which he also left pinned to his
Te«. there will be many that will creak about
IVj>j>lco Pesslna. but ajso in my praise, they
¦will E*>eak. They will tay I have done -well.
They wTO eay I have dene my part to free my
country- Vive I'ARarcS-te.
Strange to say, the amazing prediction
that the memory of the assassin would be
honored was fulfilled. Sperandio, the
murderer, was given the honors of a hero
arid thousands attended his funeral,
though his body could not be riven a
Christian burial, because be had died a
The Italian colony was wild with excite
ment last night when the news of the a«-
reached them. Groups of men
a-nd women* gathered on the corners over
at North Beach nnd in excited voices dis
cussed the affair. Most of the Italians
here are socialists, self-exiled from their
native land, but none the less they loved
the "gentle King," as they called him.
and many a little cottaee, over -whose
maniel hung a colored print of the King.
will mourn sincerely for a monarch under
whose sway they have not lived for years.
L'lLalle. the daily paper of the colony.
In on editorial, gays: "The assassination
of King Humbert is a triple misfortune
for Italy, for humanity in general and
tor the cause of liberty. We extend our
sympathy to the bereaved Queen, Mar
gherita., to Prince Victor Emmanuel and
to oiir beloved Italy, crushed under this
heavy burden of sorrow."
ONCE CHOSEN TO
MURDER THE K.1NG
Groups of Hen and Women Gathered
on tie Corners Over at North
Beaci I>enounce th.e
I/Italia Says His Loss Is a
Triple Misfortune for
Oakland Office San Francisco Call,
. 1118 Broadway, July 29.
The congregation of the First Presbyte
rian Church received and accepted with
great regret the resignation of Rev. Rob
ert F. Coyle, their pastor for the last ten
years. The resignation had already been
presented to the session of the church,
and at the close of the morning service
it was presented to the congregation. Dr.
Coyle read the following letter:
To the Members of the First Presbyterian
Church and Congregation of Oakland, Cal.—
My Dear Friends: You have already been made
acquainted with the fact of my resignation as
your pastor. The preliminary step was taken
by consent of the session last Wednesday night.
The decision was arrived at alter long and
prayerful deliberation and only because I be
lieve It to be Tny duty to myself and family.
It will be ten years on August 10 next since I
first btood In this pulpit Soon .after you were
cood enough to call me to the pastorate and I
was foolish enough to decline. But a little
later you renewed your call, and, believing it
to be the call of God, I came, entering upon
my work here February 1, 1S91.
Since then I have been with you In season and
out of season, putting all my strength of mind
and hear: and body into the work of this church.
With the history of its expansion you are all
familiar. For its remarkable growth I take
only my share of credit. Without your con
stant co-operation, your unity of spirit, your
patience, your willingness to be led. it would
have been. Impossible. No pastor ever had a
more loyal and considerate people. You have
been warm in appreciation, unfailing in kind
ness, most thoughtful in sympathy. My weak
nesses you have generously overlooked, and
whatever of worth there was In me you have
graciously magnified. From every vacation and
every period of absence I have come back to
you with glad anticipation, for I knew your love
and the welcome that awaited me and mine.
Wherever 1 go in the future I shall thank God
for every remembrance of you.
I shall go from you with genuine and pro
found sorrow. To thin church I am deeply and
permanently attached. Its officers, members
and x>eople are all my friends. If I have any
enemies In the congregation I do not know It.
fCo doubt I have made mistakes. Xo doubt I
have sometimes spoken unadvisedly with my
lips. Certainly I have fallen far short of my
own Ideals. But you will bear me witness that
I have not soared myself to increase the use
fulness and promote the interests of this church.
I have prayed for it, planned for It. labored
for it with unceasing earnestness Its welfare
has been my welfare, its prosperity my joy, its
growth my exceeding great reward. You will
also bear me witness that I have not shunned
to declare unto you all the counsel of Ood. I
have believed in the gospel, the undiluted,
evangelical gospel, and preached It to the best
of my ability. ;
To leave such a church and such a people
will not be easy. The pain of it will strike
deep, for I shall be leaving a part of myself,
but I am sure it Is best that I ehould go. Till
October 1st I shall be with you. In the mean
while I shall do all In my power to assist the
committee to secure a puceessor. It would
Klve me lasting satisfaction if I might have
the pleasure of Introducing him to you before I
leave. In the near future I ohall ask you to
Join with the session in a request to the presby
tery to dlFSolve the pastoral relations. And
now, brethren, I commend you to God and
to the word of His grace, which Is able to
build you up and cive you an Inheritance amor,?
all them that are sanctified. Faithfully yours.
ROBERT F. COYLE.
Oakland, Cal.. July 29. 1900.
At the close of the reading of this ad
dress W. A. Curtlss arose and presented
the following resolutions, ¦which were
unanimously adopted by the congregation,
which thus finally accepted the resigna
Whereas, the Rev. Dr. R. T. Coyle, our be
loved pastor, did. on last Wednesday evening,
tender to the session of this church his resig
nation as pastor, with the earnest request that
it b« accepted, and
Whereas, The session did very reluctantly and
with)-; many regrets accept such resignation, so
far a« its Jurisdiction extends, and appointed a
committee to offer resolutions of esteem for and
confidence In our dear pastor and regrets that
he has seen fit to consider a call to another
field, therefore your committee, in fear that
such resignation may have to be accepted by
the church when the proper time may come,
offers the followtnz resolutions:
Resolved. By the members of this church and
congregation that no reason exists within this
church why the Rev. Dr. Coyle should sever
his relationship to us. but his contemplated
action 1b caused wholly, as he has stated, by a
feeling that he can do enlarged work for the
Master in an Eastern field, that should we have
to oart with our dear brother we shall do so
with great sorrow of heart.
Resolved, secondly. That we fully realize that
the Rev. Dr. Coyle has worked faithfully and
with marked and unprecedented success and
ability In this church to Its Ereat edification
and advancement during his pastorate of nine
and a half years, a small part of which may be
noted In the fact that the membership of the
church has increased from less than nine hun
dred to nearly fourteen hundred and the seat-
Ing capacity of the auditorium enlarged by
about four hundred seats, niaxing seat room
for sixteen hundred people, which Is often in
Resolved, thirdly, that In the proposed re
moval of the Rev. Dr. Coyle this community
and the whole coast will suffer by losing from
our midst a man who has enlisted the esteem
for our Christian religion of many men who
are not directly connected with any church by
virtue of his manly and outspoken opinions on
all questions relating to the public welfare, his
warmest sympathies being always enlisted for
the advancement of civic righteousness, and
by his ever ready -defense of the rights of his
Resolved, fourthly, that our prayers win go
out with him and his family Into whatever new
Held the Lord may call him that he may b«
equally successful In his labors In such new
vineyard of the Iyird us he has been here
• Resolved, fifthly, that we most heartily com
mend the Rev.. R. F. Coyle. P.D.. to the mem
bers of the church to which he shall go as an
able and faithful minister of the gospel, and
as one who steadily and continuously as well
as eloquently preaches Christ and Him crucified
as the only savior of mankind, and to such
church we can say truly, "Your gain is our
To our dear brother. Dr. Coyle, we say, "May
Ood be with you now and always: may his
presence comfort and sustain you and give you
great success In winning souls for his king
dom, and when the great harvest home feast
fhall be held may you come in Joy. bringing
your sheaves with you." For the congregation
W. A. CURTISS. Chairman. '
He Beads Letter to His Congregation
Telling Members of His Pro
posed departure From.
Great Regret Expressed at
the Resignation. of
IN PISE OF
REV.R. F. COYLE
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