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ALIFORNIA is to have a very wet winter, and the pilots are ready to
¦ H gamble on It. They are divided, however, as to the extent of the pre
\^ cipitation. Captain Freeman thinks there will be about seventeen inches
of moisture, while Captain Frank Murphy is willing to give 2 to 1 that
the downpour will exceed twenty Inches. Captain F. Jordan Is willing 'to
compromise on sixteen inches, while Captain Alec Swanson is confident the
rainfall will be 1S.C«5 inches. Alec has carefully studied the situation and
knows what he is talking about. One thing ia certain, and that is that the
pilots of the port of Ban Francisco are a unit In predicting a wet winter for
The reasons for the prediction of the pilots are these: The "whale birds"
are h«>re away ah^ad of time and their early advent always presages a hard
winter. For years past they have never put In an appearance until about
August 13. and sometimes as late as August 25. -Whenever they fall to ap
poar until the latter date California has always experienced an unusually
dry winter. When they come in early the reverse is the case".
Thi3 year the "whale birds" put in their appearance on July 27, and In
consequence the pilots are willing to Ptake their last cent, that a very wet
winter is to be California's portion during the next season. .;'... -5.
The "whale bird" ia always to be found in attendance upon the whales.,
The latter take thousands of small fish Into their mouths which they cannot
swallow, and as thepe make their escape thf» birds pounce upon them and
make a meal. That the whales are very much in evidence has been demon
strated during 1 the past few week*. The pilot boat Bonlta was sunk by one,
another ran away with the Grade S, a thir.d nearly sank the ferry steamer
San Rafael, while still. another nearly swamped the launch Athlete, with
George Knight aboard. The "whale birds" are always in attendance, and in.
their wake comes rain— "much rain." say the pilots. v.
It Is a safe gamble that we will have at least twenty, inches of rainfall '
this year," said Captain Frank Murphy yesterday. ; "The whale birds are:
here away ahead of time, and I never knew their early advent fail to pre
sage a heavy downpour. I have watched their coming and going for. a gen
eration and have always founa that when they came before August 10.it
was a question of getting out your sou'wester and : oilskins, but when they
were later than August 15 you, could dispense With rubber, boots for, the"
reft of the year. This time they iwer/ largely In evidence on ; July 27, so, I .
-have my rubber boots, oilskins and yu' wester, all ready t for. active service."
"WfiiaSe Birds" Have Appeared Off the Golden
Gate Two Weeks Ahead off
As a result of several meetings, the
hackmen of the city organized last nisht
as the Carriage Owners' and Drivers* Pro
tective Association. The title states the
objects of the organization and, the fol
lowing officers will manage the affairs of
the association during the current year:
President, William McT^augrhlln; vice
president Thomas Martin; financial secre
tary John Dowlins: recording secretary,
Arthur Sullivan: treasurer, William Mc
laughlin Jr. A committee on constitution
and by-laws was appointed, consisting of
Martin Tiernoy (chairman), Henry Coile
and Thomas McKeever.
PILOTS PREDICT A WET
WINTER FOR CALIFORNIA
The ten-dollar excursions to Lake Tahoe
given by the Southern Pacific last week
and week before have, been the means of
attracting unusual mimbr-rs to that noted
resort, and with the desire to favor as
many as possible it has been decided to
give another next Saturday night August
4, under the same conditions.
It should be borne in mind that thiq
rate is unprecedentedly low— it Is even ab
surdly low, and does not pay the actuil
cost, and all things considered, it is an
opportunity that few can afford to miss
Tickets are on sale at the Southern Pi
ci£c city ticket oinco. 613 Market street. :
cursions Next Saturday.
TO LAKE TAHOE
Third of the Popular Ten^Dollar Ex-
The case of W. R. Gallagher, a ranch
hand from Lodi, accused of grand lar
ceny, was dismissed by Judge Mogan yes
terday. He was charged with stealing a
diamond ring belonging to Irene Barnum,
a waitress In the Washington dance hall,
35 Eddy street.
A musical and literary entertainment
will be given at St. Brandan's Hall. Fre
mont and Harrison streets. nex| Monday
evenlng, under the auspices of the Young
Indies' Sodality. A fine programme has
been prepared. Miss S. Klevesahl, Miss
S Alexander, Miss Sears. Miss M. Alex
ander. Miss Brown, Miss Cook. Miss
Tarabocia. Miss Boulet, Miss U. Mc-
Kenna. Miss M. Flaherty. Miss A": O'Con
ner. Miss M. Prince. Miss M. McCarthy
and Miss J. Reilly: Messrs. John Ca%*a
nagh. Al Brogi. F. P. Scully and Mathew
LeStrange will take part. Professor
d'Arcv's orchestra will be there and Eddie
and Claire Deutch will dance. Songs, in
strumental music and two little farces are
on the programme.
Will Crowd St. Brendan's Hall.
A. R. Cole, an electrician, living at 1S03
Dupont streot. was arrested yesterday on
a warrant charing nim with battery upon
his wife. Carrie. She showed the effects
of the boating on her face while swearing
to the complaint. Her husband, when he
got home Thursday night, missed a piece
of soap and at once knocked her down and
Brutally Beat His Wife.
Wanted by the Government for a
Coaling Station and Ejectment
The attention of United States Judge
Beatty was occupied yesterday in hearing
the evidence and arguments in the suit
of. the Government against the California
Drydock Company for the possession
of Mission Reck In San Francisco Bav
The case was submitted late in the after
noon and was taken under advisement
Several years ago the United States Gov
ernment wished to purchase Mission Rock
for a coaling station and made overturns
to that end. The drydock company of
fered to sell the rock for $250,000. and the
Government took the offer under consid
eration until t was found by the Depart
ment of Justice that the title was in the
United States and that it would not there
fore be necessary to pay for it. Suit in
ejectment was begun in the United States
SoStteSSKr^gg and th8 casc ™
MISSION ROCK TITLE
EXAMINED IN COURT
Censured by Inspectors Bolles and
Bulger for Striking on the
The steamer Aurora sailed from the
dock last Monday for a voyage up the
raging Sacramento. By some misunder
standing the master wae left on shore,
and the boat wa* In charge of Pilot At
thowe. He went below for a few min
utes and the steamboat attempted to
climb over Castro Rocks, but failed and
was left daneling between wind and wa
ter. But little damage was done to the
vessel. Captains O. F. Bowles and John
K. Bulger, local Inspectors of steam ves
sels, made the following report yesterday:
"Mr. K. -Atihowe. pilot of steamer Au
rora. San Francisco— Sir: In the matter
of th» steamer Aurora, in your charge as
pilot, striking Castro Rocks July 30 last,
you mak«». In sworn report thereof, the
statement, in substance, that you left the
pilot house in charge of an unlicensed
man for a few minutes, with the steamer
under way, while you were absent in re
sponse to a sudden call. The fact of the
master n<it being on board is explained in
"Under the circumstances it was your
duty to have stopped the steamer at once
instead of allowing her to proceed with
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PILOT ATTHOWE LOSES
NINETY DAYS' SALARY
"You are hereby also notified that you
cannot continue your duties pending an
appeal to the Supervising Inspector with
out incurring the penalties provided by
section 4428, United States Revised Stat
For reason of such negligence as above
on your part we hereby suspend your li
cense as pfiot of steam vessels for the
period of ninety days.
an unlicensed man in charge In the pilot
house while' you were absent. Your action
endangered life and propertv and comes
within the provisions of section 4430, Re
' On the other side the Lowells—descend
ed from Percival Lowell, who settled In
Newbury, Mass., In '1637— were p^ple of
power for generations. John LowHj wa.<i
Mr. Lowell made the Atlantic of those
early days a wonderful thing. It seemed
in some way a mirror of his own Individu
ality, as he hlraaelf was to a degree tho
mirror of the genius of the age. But he
was an editor who managed things in his
own unique way. reading a manuscript
wherever the spirit found him or he fouud
the time, and cla!)plnpr it Into some unlike
ly place of the moment: so that long af
ter he left the editorial chair people were
sending to his successor manuscripts that
they had found unaccountably on their
tables or In their desks.
But the work was .'iksome and he re
signed it to Mr. Fields after about five
years. But in those five years he hart done
more to stimulate thought and style and
to create a high standard of literary aft
among us than any other single force.
Some time later he became an associate
editor of the North American Review for
a few years.
His mother had a memory stored with
the ballads of many lands. In many
tongues, and she made poetry the atmo
sphere of his being. It Is not lmposslb>
that she brought into the family that wild
strain which feeds genius, a certain tang
added to the drink of the gods. She be
longed on her own mother's side \n the
Trails or Trolls of the Orkneys, a tradi
tion ox the house giving her descent from
Sir Patrick Spens. who lies
• Forty miles off Aberdeen,
" *Tis fifty fathoms deep.
• (Was there ever such editor before or
I had submitted my first story under a
pseudonvm. But I sent him. at another
time, with the fatuity of the young writer.
a story with a new pseudonym after he
knew my own name. (I sometimes won
dered if he were kinder to me because— in
total ignorance that it was his mother's
name — I had chosen name of Spenee
for one of my disguises.) My sister copied
the story for me and lest our script should
have any resemblance I had her make a
difference In the <=hape of certain letters.
I received an i>arly reply, addressed not
to the pseudonym, but to me. saying that
although the "d's" were all "d's" tne
i-dees were the same.
Well, what am I driving at. then? Why. I
have sent your poem to the printer. The opin
ions or and are quite as likely to jump
with that' of the public as mine. But do not.
I beg. misunderstand me. When I write to
you about anything of yours I do not write of
ficially, but simply because I feel an Interest In
what you do with yourself. As editor, I write
no letters unless under downricht compulsion.
I have too much to do. and, moreover, letters
don't say Just what we tell them to say, r.or
just as we Bhould like to have ihem say it
But when your poem Is printed, may I de
mand a categorical exposition of certain pas
sages that puzzled even me. and I was 42
last month? A* far as printing is concerned.
If you like the poem that is enough.
I wonder that a woman should be so un
skilled in the countless varieties of no that
mean yes as to call my note a "refusal." I
dare say I am a joose far taking any kind of
interest in my contributors beyond the value
of their natne3 on the cover. • • • But Is it
with what women write, as with themselves,
that we must lik* altogether or not at all?
Did I not tell you that what I was thinking of
was you and not the Atlantic? I have a no
tion that young authors should never try ex
periments on the public — that they should al
ways look to makins their impression a cu
mulative one, and. above all. should beware of
watering their reputation. For th« flrst thin?
a writer must accomplish is success. After* that
the world Is only too kind, and tf one be really
¦worth anything success is a bond given for
something better— namely, excellence.
Lowell, as one of our hosts, came in, and
It was like a hurst of sunshine, melting
the Ice instantly with his debonair gen
iality and sweetness. Dr. Holmes and Mr.
Whittier. Mr. Longfellow. Professor
Stowe, Mr. Whipple. Edmund Qulncy.
Frank Underwood, were, with others,
among the guests. Of all the brilliant
company present I think Colonel Higgin
son alnd I are the only survivors.
-In Jhose days Mr. Lowell was the- editor
,in chief of the Atlantic Monthly and those
of his contributors who found favor with
him had a delightful friend. He fostered
and developed such power as they had
and his suggestions were invaluable. His
letters were precious possessions: many of
them too personal for publication. Per
haps I ought not v to print the subjoined,
written. I think. In reply to one in which
I had withdrawn a poem he did not alto
gether like: ,
In tremendous contrast to such work
as this is the "Fable for Critics"' with
its inimitable drollery, published anony
mously In 1S4S. If this was suggested bv
"English Bards and Scotch Reviewers'"
It bore no likeness, being utterly novel
and original. If the writer was unsparing
in relation to fraud and imbecility, he
was equally unsparing of his own preten
sions and the praise he awarded was posi
tive and generous. Nothing lovelier In Its
way was ever written than what he says
of Hawthorne and John Dwlght and Irv
ing. But Lowell loved to praise: thera
vas no foothold or cranny for praise- to
p!nnt Itself that he did not seize.
Having remained a widower four year*,
Mr. Lowell married Miss Frances Dunlap
of Portland In 183J. taking her after a
brief residence elsewhere to the beautiful
Elm wood, where he was born; the year*
passing delightfully with study, work and
the friends of a charmed circle. He went
to Europe again in 1S73 and not long after
that period he was appointed Minister
to Spain, subsequently becoming our Min
ister to England, welcomed there by. Eng
lish journals as the Erabassador from tho
republic of American literature to tho
court cf Shakespeare and beginning pub
lic life at an eminence where others leave
off. His culture, his high breeding?, his
wit and charm, together with hl3 fine po
litical tact, gave him an immense popu
larity In Great Britain. Not without hi*
critics concerning the Irish question, ha
was. .nevertheless, a large factor in the
production of ;he cordial feeling that has
been going on between England and
America and growing since hia day. But
Itp never for an Instant forgot that he
was an Ame rican. the patriotism that was
rather flamboyant in his essay upon "A
Certain Condescension in Foreigners"
never decreasing in ardor— the same lov©
of country that made him do his best with
the grace of song and the sting of epi
gram to remove her wmnjr ana shame.
He> returned to America when a new ad
ministration came in. having lost his wife
and having begun to grow old. It is no
table that as the years advanced the more
conservative he grew, cllneins to old
Ideals and refusing to accept the new. and
possibly hi."* absence from home and con
sequent unacquaintance made ?ome of his
personal judgments of less value than
onVe. He had always had certain fixed
faiths in things spiritual, of which on*
was a strong assurance of the immortal
ity of the soul. Once he wrote of himself
In an Illness. "I lost all Konsclouaness of
my flesh.- I was dispersed through spac<»
in some Inconceivable fashion anil mixed
with the milky way. Yet the very fact
that I had a confused consciousness of
the milky way as something to bo mingled
with proved that I was thi°n as much of
an individual as ever." Later his Ideas
of the spiritual life became more concrete,
while his soul was full of hop* and trust
and his religious experience deepened.
HARRIET P. SPOFF.ORD.
It was in the early years of his mar
riage that our poet wrote the faultless
"Sir Launfal" and among others the rins
ing and stirring "Present Crisis." certain
lines of which have passed into all men's
memories, such as "Truth forever on the
scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne,"
Humanity sweep" onward, where to-day th«
On the morrow crouches Judas with the silver
in his hands.
rollicking fun. splendid wit and fiery de
nunciation there was never anything be
fore, nor can be again. While their humor
was tricksy, their satire was stinging, and
they ¦were a terriflc weapon In the cause
they championed, all the more terrific that
it seemed only a plaything, nwingin?
lightly while doing deadly work. Th«
second series proved no less effective in
the days of the Civil War. The use of the
dialect and archaisms that have nearlv
disappeared from New England, tracing:
which and their affiliations in languasrt?
was a peculiar pleasure to Lowell, makes
the pages of the "Bisjlow Papers" a study-
In the rJoric, as one might say; the char
; acterization there Is complete, with the
, most delicate painting; now and then pas
sages of pastoral beauty appear, and
everywhere wit sparkles like a shower In
the sun. or. rather. In the lightninga of
storm. Abounding as they do also In
sweet humor and tender pathos, with th»
rendering of life and manners, it is to be
doubted if long after much great contem
poraneous verse has been forgotten thl*
masterpiece will not remain Imperishable
as an epic.
Judge Cabaniss Will Bender His De
cision in the Valentine Matter
The trial of W. D. Valentine and others
charged with conducting a "clock" or
"tape" game at 43 Ellis street was con
cluded before Judge Cabaniss yesterday
morning, and the Judge reserved his deci
sion till this morning.
Valentine was again called to the stand
for cross-examination. Regarding Attor
ney Coffey's question as to the method of
working the tape and reel, which was
taken under consideration by the Judge,
he decided that the witness should not be
called upon to answer. Coffey then ques
tioned him as to the certificate of shares
of the Excelsior Gold Mining Company,
but nothing definite was brought out, a«
the Judge sustained objections made by
Attorney Collins. The same procedure
was gone through regarding the alleged
letter from "W. Seward, New York."
No further testimony was offered for
the defense, and Attorney Collins briefly
argued for a dismissal. Attorney Coffey
did not reply and the Judge said he would
render his decision this morning.
ALL TESTIMONY IN THE
"CLOCK GAME CASE IN
The first transport to get away will be
the Universe. She will take a full cargo
of t-upplies and fodder, and is expected to
sail on Monday next. The Universe will
be followed by the Strathgyle and Aztec
about the 12th inst., while the Warren,
with the Ninth Cavalry, will get away on
August 16. The Belgian King, with a
siege battery and pack train", will get
away in company with the Warren, while
the Fredericka (now on her way here
from China) and the Rosecrans will take
away two light batteries of artillery. The
Rosecrans will take the men and a num
ber of hospital stewards and nurses, while
the FredericKa will take the horses and
. On the transport wharf there is not the
rush of work that might be expected
owing to the sudden demand made on the
service. The Universe is the only vessel
loading, and en her there are twenty-four
men employed. Of these eleven are ex
army men. Volunteers who served in
Cuba and the Philippines and are now out
of work besiege the wharf and the offi
cers in authority daily, but the latter say
that when 200 men ask for work and only
twenty can be employed somebody is sure
to get left. Dunn says he is doing the
very best he can under the circumstances.
As soon*as the Universe is loaded the
men will be discharged and a new gang
gut on the Aztec and another on the
trathgyle, while a third will load the
Warren. Bad storage means a roar
from the authorities at Manila and Taku
and a subsequent kick from Washington,
which grows in vigor until it gets' to the
end of the line on the transport wharf.
BATTLESHIP IOWA IN PORT.
The Iowa arrived from Esquimau, B. C.
early yesterday morning. As she passed
up the bay the Chilean training ship" Gen
eral Baquedano was saluted. From here
the Iowa goes to Monterey, where she
will join in the festivities on August 17 In
celebration of the admission of California
as a Territory of the United States.
Captain Hooper brings the Iowa back
to San Francisco. Captain Goodrich re-
! horses and munitions of war to China
than he is to get men there. There are
plenty of soldiers in the Philippines who
can be spared in an emergency to take
care of the war in China, but with horses
and light and siege batteries it is differ
. At the present time a big herd of horse*
and mules is being inoculated and made
ready for shipment. Captains Batchelder
-md Barnesosi of the transport service
have the vessels ready, and just as soon
as the arrangements have been perfected
the exodus will begin. .
Colonel Maus, the inspector general of
the military department of California,
went over the chartered transports
Strathgyle and Aztec yesterday./ He found
both steamers ready for sea. Both ves
sels will carry horses and supplies.
Whether the animals will be for the
Third. Sixth or Ninth Cavalry will depend
upon how the inoculation affects the quad-
TRANSPORTS FOR CHINA.
Uncle Sam is more anxious to get
SAN FRANCISCO Is not going to
have a monopoly of whale stories.
The steamer Walla Walla on -a
recent trip ran into one off the
coast of Mendocino, and the vessel
had to be stopped and the engines re
versed before the unfortunate leviathan
could be got rid of. The prow of the
Walla \V&lla Ftruck the whale right un
der the base of the skull and fractured
the spine. The head hung on the port
side of the ship, while the body for a dis
tance of fifty feet lapped the starboard
side. The Walla Walla was steered to
port and then the helm was put hard to
starboard, but the leviathan could not be
got rid of. Then the engines were stopped
and the order, "Full speed astern," given.
The steamer and the whale then parted
company. Captain T. Wallace, superin
tendent of the Pacific Coast Steamsliip
Company, is the father of this story.
The steamer America Maru sailed for
the Orient yesterday. Among her cabin
passengers were Brigadier General James
A. Wilson and W. W. Rockhill,* Commis
sioner from the United States to China.
Among the other passengers were Com
mander N. E. Miles of the Nashville and
W. F. Smith and wife. Mr. Smith is an
engineer in the United States navy. :
The steamer Santa Rosa was five hours
late yesterday, the first time in eighteen
months that she has been behind time
The grain season has now set in and the
Santa Rosa was delayed at Port Harford
taking aboard 10.000 sacks.
R. T. McGlnnis. district officer of cus
toms at Mission-street wharf. Is back
from a well-earned vacation. Most of his
time was spent at Tahoe, but he managed
during his stay to climb Mount Tallac
Captain Bennett joined in the climb, but
both he and McGinnia found it heart
breaking work to have to break bottles
and partake of solidified refreshments.
Captain "Newt" Jordan of . the pilot
service is back from a visit to the East.
Captain Pierce was given a "welcome
home on the transport Sheridan yester
day. He has been for a voyage on the
iY*""?; 11 ' bu t yesterday took command of
his old vessel again. The officers and crew
made his homecoming a very enjoyable
The McKenzie Musical Society will give
a bay excursion next Sunday. The
steamer Sunol has been chartered, a mili
tary band and a string orchestra engaged,
so the affair is sure to be an enjovable
one. The Sunol will leave Washington
street wharf at 9 a. m., returning at 6
WATKR FRONT NOTES.
signed his command on the Sound and is
now in Washington, D. C. His departure
was very much regretted by the men, and
somti of them are still suffering for their
lack of discipline. It is a rigid rule in the
navy that no officer can be cheered when
leaving his ship. The men cheered Cap
tain Goodrich as he passed over the side,
and when the officers ordered the demon
stration to cense some of the crew gave
three cheers more. In consequence shore
leave is stopped on the battleship.
THE SOUND STEAMER WALLA WALLA AND HER OFFICERS.
IT is . definitely announced that the
Metropolitan Opera Company, with
Impresario Maurice Grau, will be on
the Pacific Coast not later than the
end of October. San Francisco will be
Mr. Grau's objective point, and wiil also
be the scene of the company's first ap
pearance this coming season. Jean de
Heszke (who is understood to be entirely
recovergd" from his temporary vocal in
disposition), Dippel, Melba and Eames
will be of the company.
Miss Clara Kalisher announces a reci
tal for September 4, to be given in Sher
Signor Arrillaga has returned from his
vacation and is again at work.
Professor Katzenbach is another re
turned wanderer. The professor has been
making pedestrian records round about
Soda Bay and returns to his duties in ex
cellent health and spirits.
Mrs. Frances W. Marrett, "Daughter
of the Revolution" and "great-grandchild
of General Beall, who at one time owned
the land where the Capitol of the nation
now stands" (vide title page), is to the
fore with a military march, "Roosevelt
of the Rough Riders." The composition
has a certain swing, but shows an entire
ignorance of harmonic Jaws, which may
only perhaps be a vouch for a large popu
The feast of St. Dominic will be ob
served at St. Dominic's Church, Bush and
Steiner streets,, by the celebration of
solemn high mass at 10 a, m. to-day, by
the Franciscan Fathers, and by solemn
high mass at 11 a. m. Sunday, with a
panegyric of St. Dominic preached by
Rev. Father Giacobbi. S. J.
?'here will be special music by St. Dom
e's choir," under the direction of Frank
lin Palmer, organist and choir director.
The musical programme Includes: Organ
prelude, "Franci^cus" (Tlnel); "Kyrie"
and "Agnus Dei" (Kalliwoda); "Gloria"
and Sanctus." St. Cecilia mass (Gounod);
"Credo" (E. Dethler); "O Salutarls." for
male voices (Gounod); "Adoro Te" (G. M.
Dethier); organ postlude, "Marche Pon
tiflcale" (Tombelle). The soloists will be:
Miss Lily Roeder, soprano: Miss Anna
Schaetz, contralto: J. F. Veaco, tenor,
and Signor G. S. Wanrell, bass.
MUSIC AND MUSICIANS.
If you will pardon the personal remin
iscence, I had gone to a dinner given by
the publishers of the Atlantic to certain
of the contributors (I was young!), and
Mrs. Stowe and I had waited in the draw
ing-room three-quarters of an hour,
neither knowing each other, she as shy
as I. She had asked me at last If I knew
what time It was. and I had said I did
not. The silence had grown Impenetrable,
and I was In a chill dismay, when Mr.
When I first met Mr. Lowell I thought of
the ethereal, evanishing quality of Shel
ley,' mingled with the shrewd common
sense of. Poor Richard, and Mr. Underwood
has recorded the same impression. Yet.
in spite of the ¦ shrewdness and the
laughing sparkle of smile and eye, when
ever the countenance was in repose there
was something in the earnest look or in
the sense it gave of the presence of pren
ius that made tt archangelic in suggestion.
The face had a rather extraordinary beau
ty—a bright color, eyes that had a blue
blaze to them, the forehead low and white.
with rich chestnut hair parted like a
woman's, the mouth hidden In a beard of
brighter shade. His dress was in perfect
taste; his manner was charming, and his
wit bubbled through the whole conversa
tion. I had previously seen the portrait
of Page, and thought it all ! one would
have it, but that day it seemed to me en
the author of the section in the bill of
rishttf through which slavery In Massa
chusetts ceased to exist. John Lowell Jr.
founded a course of free lectures in Bos
ton with a fund of |23O.0tA writing his wll!
on the top of the Pyramids— perhaps from
fancy, perhaps because he thought he
might not get clown alive. Francis Cabot
Lowell was the first to see the possibili
ties of cotton manufacture, and the tov. n
of Lowell wan named for him. Th* qual
ity of the race is Illustrated by the par.el
on one of the Elmwocd walls, found In
.Ne-wburyport in the house o? one of hi*
old forbears, v.hereon is painted a group
of clergy, in wigs and gowns and band?,
sitting round a table and. Smoking their
long pipes, while over a recess the legend
runs In Latin: "In essentials, unity; in
non-essentials, liberty; in all thine?,
charity." His father was a Unitarian
minister. Idolized in his parish, preaching
in the old West Church of Boston, not far
beyond the bridge, but living at Elmwnort.
a leafy place of trees and lawna and bird*.
in Cambridge, where Mr. i^owell. hi*
youngest child, was born and passed the
greater part of his life.
Mr. Lowell was 23 when he married
Maria White, a beautiful creature, who
faded away after nine years, but who?«
heavenly influence was lifelong. Their
children died in infancy, with the excep
tion of Mabel, who survived till recently.
The poems written by Maria Lowell were
very lovely, high-minded, musical, .and
were privately printed in a small volume
subsequent to her death, which occurred
a year after their return from Europe, in
In the heat of the anti-slavery contest
came the first series of the "Biglow Pa
pers," like which for absolute originality.
Police at California-Street Station Re
ceive a Keport of a Crime
Sergeant George Bunner of the casual
detachment now stationed at the Presidio
reported to the California-street Police
Station Thursday night that he had been
robbed of a large amount of money by.
Private B. McMurray of the same detach
ment. McMurray- cannot bo located, and
as he expressed his intention of deserting,
It is supposed that he has done so. ,
Wednesday night Bunner and McMur
ray spent the evening in the city, and
having missed the last car, went to bed
In a lodging-house at Pacific and Kearny
streets. Before retiring McMurray said
he was going to desert, but as he was
slightly under the influence of liquor his
companion paid no attention to him. Next
morning when Bunner awoke he found
that he had been robbed of nearly $200.
which he had carried in his pockets, and
that McMurray had gone. ¦ . i
Bunner searched for McMurray during
the day and, as he did not show up at
the Presidio, reported the matter to the
Eolico in the evening. Policeman Robert
ilver was detailed on the case.
The deserter has not been located.
While George Bunner Slept
B McMurray Rifled His
ROBBED OF COIN
BY A DESERTER
' . — C V-. r.yrue. surceon. V. S. A i?
;med to duty as thief surgeon of the I
i.> pertinent of Porto Kteo.
._ ; Kl Lieutenant Julian R. Lindsay
enth I y.iton fitates c JV alry. is rfllpved I
-r'-rn n;ity at the Doited States Military I
-\cnat-my and (f to report to Major Gen
• ral rhaftf* for duty as aid de camp
Major J C. Dcrt. Twf-tity-fourth United
/ iT^.' rf;i . ntI V- I* r«^.^ved from duty in'
i Phnrpmnc* and wiil report to the com- I
V i "' 5lns : Pfn-r^l nf th«> Department of
.< illiortua for sirsfsrnmem to duty.
l*:es« officerK of th> Ninth Cavalrv arc
). r \T r f> rr * ' as f*»«o»»: First UeuSnMt
& B ;,/ ri ,"i^^ Jr. from Troop L to Troop
tom^Troo ! I / i /c U ;i 1 Tr n o ! o., r L . MrK • Salt2ma »
A. fins A.«.«=fptant .Suiiieons I)r<d^n H
Lamb snd Alpha M. Chase will report to
the rorrmr.r.dfr.£r general. Department of
« BUIomJa. for Hssl?nmfr:t to <jur>
l;ricadi.=r <;meraj Fitzhneh I>^V is a .«
f-ijrned to the command of the Department
of Cuba and Colonel S * M
White F1 Vi P Tenth Cavalry, to the 'com
mand of th«> De;.artment of Eastern Cuba
i-%£? l £, f" } V i A!jb o« Jr.. Twelfth
nlt«l htatr-.« Infantry, is rplieved from
fur:her duty at Madi-on barracks, >w
5^rk. ar.d v. ill join his regiment
<-aprsm Mark L. Hcrsey. Ninth United
Ftatrs \o -nfrrs. will proceed to China
and jcir. hi.« regiment.
Major John Van R. Hoff. surgeon. U. S.
A., p.nri Major Francis j. Ives. surgeon'
. 6. V.. are relieved from duty in Cuba
sind wlj report to the surgeon general
the army at Washington for instruc-
Major Joseph K. Maxfleld. T'nlted
S:a'.cs Voluntr-pr Siirnal Corps, is assigned
to duty with the chief signal officer of th»>
errry at AYashir.gton, D. C, as his assist
A.-tiiiR Assistant Surgeon C. J. Bartlett
i\:;i accompany the battalion of the
1 -venty-third Infantry to the Depart
rv nts of Colorado and Missouri. Upon
ih'ir arrival at their destination gurgeon
Bartlett, will report to the headquarters
In -hi6 city for assignment to duty.
. C ilonel Marshall has succeeded in pur
<h;>-ir.g seventy-one horses for the cav
alr service in the vcir.ity of Stockton.
ih<- avrrajre price paid was $S0.
O.r>tair> Jamee A. Cole. Sixth Cirfalry. Is
relieved from further duty with the N'inth
Cavalry and will join hi? troop (A) near
Thr« /?Rivers. Tulare County.
The following orders have been issued
by direction of the Secretary of War:
Captain •Charts M. Augur, assistant
ciuart<rmasitr. I". S. V.. will relieve ila
?or Jamos B. Ai^shirp. quartermaster, I'.
S. V., at Santiago, Cuba, who will proceed
to TakU. China, reporting to the com
mar.dir.R central for assignment to dutv.
Capiain. K. B. Ives and First. Loeuten
i;ni? Victor Shopherd and C. B. Rogan
of the United States Volunteer Signal
Corps are assigned to duty at Fort Mever
Major n. M. ICoehler. Thirty-seventh In
fantry, r. P. V., bavins reported at head-
VJar'ers from leave of absence, is as
signed to duty in this city while awaiting
trarieportation to the Philippines.
. A -;;i.or Louis II. Rucker. Sixth Cavalry.
Is rr-Heved from duty In connection with
¦ .•:< inspection of horses, and will proceed
¦ his proper station camp near Wawona,
< jartermaster and commissary on the
transport Strathpyle. nnd in addition will
command the detachment detailed to ac
company the public imimals to shipped
en 'hat vessel.
Kirs=t Lirut^nant C E. Stodter, United
States Cavalry, is a5==ipn«?d to duty as
Troop? B and G of the Ninth Cavalry
arrived at the Presidio yesterday after
noon. The delay in their arrival was due
to the ninety-mile march they had to
make to reach the railroad. The arrival
of these two troops completes the two
squadrons which wiil sail for China on
the 15th ir.st. Their norscs will be shipped
on the Strathpyle.
Three patients were sent from the gen
eral hospital yesierdav to Hot Springs
and two wore Bent to Fort Bayard.
The horses of the Third Cavalry have
arrived h<>re. A detachment of fifty-two
men, under command of Lieutenant Hede
kln, is locking: after their welfare and
tviU go with them on the Aztec, which is
expected to *ail on August S. There are
2Z3 of the animals.
"These guns require the most careful at
tention. So nicely are they adjusted that
one man can handle the largest provided
they are kept carefully oiled and cleaned.
To keep them in this state of preservation
will require a large number of men, and
they must be men skilled in the handling
of ordnance, which the Infantry is not.
The removal of the artillery from this
post will entail a heavy less on the Gov
The prevailing rumors that the Presidio
is to b« made an infantry post are causing
cor.sidera.ble discussion among the officers
connected with the artillery branch of the
service. The fortifications around the bay
cf 6aa Francisco represent the expendi
ture of millions of. dollars and to Intrust
their care to the hands of the Infantry
will, according to the views of artillery
experts, mean a great loss. The infantry,
they eay, is cot skilled in the handling and
care, of large guns, and the intricate'me
chanism of the .pieces around the shores
rf the bay, in the hands of inexperienced
persons would eoon be in a state render
:~g them utterly useless. An artillery offi
cer said yesterday:
Experts Bequired to Handle the Coast
Defense Ordnance — More Colored
Soldiers for China
Army Officers Opposed to
Making Presidio an In
NEEDED TO CARE
FOR BIG GUNS
THE SAN FKA^TUISCO / CALL, SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, - lffjfep
Fractured the Ckimsy Creature's Spume aimd Got Away
With Great Oflffienilty — Army Transports"
WALLA WALLA BUMPS A WHALE
OFF THE COAST OF MENDOCINO
.Theodore Cummincs.^a .boy^5 years of
age, living at 452*4 Tchama street, ran in
front of car 1060 "On V Mission street, near
Sixth, yesterday morning. The motorman
dropped. his fender and. the boy was lifted
up out" of danger. ¦ He-was taken to the
Receivlng>JIospltal.. where it was-found
he had escaped : with an abrasion' on * the
.., r- ; *- ' : - - ¦ ¦
Saved by the Fender.
' Coples'of, this' valuable map will be sent free
on- request to 'all 'advertisers whoaddress Lord
& Thomas, Trude Building, Chicago.
Among the striking and original exhibits at
the Parts Exposition of 1900 few have occasioned
more favorable comment than the great map of
the United Stntcs. 15x15 feet, exhibited by the
well-known '.:. advertising acency : of Lord it
Thomas. Chicago and New York. This map is
constructed to show at a glance the various de
tails concerning State areas and , population,
number of publications In each, circulation per
issue, percentage of circulation to population,
value of : publishing plants, number of em
ployes,' average hours of labor, ' average wages
paid and average coat' per Inch ; for yearly, fcd
vcrtlFinK. Information "of this nature is of . es
pecial value to advertiser!", rhowins as it does
the beft locations in which to place advertising
to' reach the greatest number of people and se
cure best results. . ' ., ' ."•.
American Enterprise at Paris.
' John Elliott. 10 years of age; Henry Mcl
lotte, S, and Hugh McGonlgle, 7, jumped
into a buggy belonging to D. L. Mark3 at
Stevenson and New Montgomery streets
yesterday morning and drove away. • The
police were notified and In the afternoon
the boys were arrested on the San Jose
road by Policeman Herve ;and taken to
the City Prison. The horse and buggy
wore delivered to the owner. The boys
were booked for a public institution.
Three Small Horsethieves.
John M. Chretien, the disgraced attor
ney, by his.leBal representative has ap
plied to the Supreme Court for a writ of
habeas corpus. lie Is held In the County
Jail in default of-S20,0M) ball required to
insure his appearance for trial on charges
of forgery and obtaining money under
false pretenses. In his petition he claims
he Is being deprived of. his liberty Illegally,
as the amount of the Dond is excessive,
prohibitive and* unjust. Jle pays i he can
turnish a reasonable bond. The Supreme
Court has taken no action on the petition.
Chretien Wants to Get Out.
After years of agitation the residents of
Precita V.illfty are about to secure the fill
ins in of : the' Mission , swamps. The ob
jectionable swamps are located south of
Bryant .street and cast of Folsom ex
tending to San Bruno avenue, bounded by
Bernal Heights on the north. This whole
section was -formerly the bed of Mission
Creek; but latterly portions have been
lllled in by the extension of streets run
The Board of Public Works has called
for bids to fill In the low lying ground to
grade and to continue the formation of
the various streets running through the
Mission Swamps to Be Filled.
HOME STUDY CIRCLE
LOWELL: BY HARRIET PRESCOTT SPOFFORD.
Copyright, 19OO, b y Seymour Eaton.
LITERARY TALKS AND RErtVlNlSCENCES.
FROM AN EARLY PORTRAIT OP LOWELL.
CAUGHT THE WORM %
Thtt Gnaws Under Cover.
'I have had quite an experience with
the use of coffee. Without knowing
why, I gradually became seriously con-
stipated, iith all the disagreeable effect?
of this most aggravating disease. I was
also bilious and stomach badly out of
"1 had no idea of the cause and kept
'-s:nfr colTee every morning.
"One day a friend to whom I spoke of
ircy troubles remarked th3t perhaps I
ajould find the cause in the coffee cup
id suggested the use of Postum Cereal
I-ood Coffee. I was impressed with his
remarks and made the change from cof-
fee to Postum. The old troubles have
nearly disappeared and I am one of the
.hsppiest mortals you ever saw. I have
•I roved, to my entire satisfaction that
rcfTce. was the unexpected cause of the
difficult?, and. while it nearly ruined my
health for a time, I have practically re-
. covered 2gain by the discontinuance of
"I have known a number of per-
sons who have been driven away from
;¦ Postum because it came to the table
i weak and characterless. It simply was
•vcot made right, and it would be the
*.iinc With any other kind of drink, tea,
rofiec. cocoa, etc. Postum.vihen made
'riccordir.g to directions, is a delightful
- ; '"There are a large number of people
',:;: this surrounding country who -are
.V-sinpr Postum, and their number is in-
: rr.e?.± : .i % .f: d?i!}'. It is sort of a stampede^
¦f- : tore T« f ier C 1ore is putting in a stock
" r :' Pnsuini that never thought of such
' i r.close a list of twenty or thirty
: " 3 i\ '•: those that I know of as users
of Postum. among my immediate ac-
quaintances. Do not use my name,
please." J. M. G., Box 72, Jefferson,