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Prize-Shooting at Shell
Mound Park.
Thirty-Sixth Annual Festival Is
a Success.
Marksmen of the National Guard
Distinguish Themselves by
Excellent Scores.
There were medals enough displayed at
Shell Mound Park yesterday to have
Caused tbe average pawnbroker to turn
green with euvy. They were executed out
of every known metal, were of all sizes and
shapes, and to say the least, proved con
clusively that the members of the San
Francisco Schueizen Verein were marks
men of. rare ability.
For thirty-five years past this organiza
tion has held an anuual festival and prize
shoot, and this, the tlurty-sixih, was from
■all uoints of view one of the most success
ful ever given under its auspices. Target
shooting was not the only attraction at tbe
park during the day. There was dancing
in the pavilion, games on the racetrack,
lunich - baskets galore and more 6bort
speeches than a politician could ever
think of. Tha Scheutzens were here, there
ana everywhere, but whenever it became
necessary to find one of them in a hurry
the target-range was tbe place to look for
Excitement was at its height at sun
down when tne scores had narrowed down
The Verein Badge.
. — ■ _
and prospective champions were a* thick
as beer glasses in th« annex. Powder
smoke, assisted by hundreds of Havana".
.. hung about the shed in clouds; the sharp
";■ Cracking of rifles was almost deafening
v »nd the babble of loud voices confusing.
..Bat still the schuelzens reeled off bulis
. eyes as though nothing on earth could up
.•_ Bel their nerves.
.""_.• That hero of many contests. PhUo
Jacnby, flitted about, wearing more dec
orations on his left breast than all his
„, friends combined, and in spite of the dead
weight he labored under still managed to
.-.give the young idea a few points on target
. • shooting. And D. \5. Faktor was on hand
. bright and early. He had his eagle eye
with him from the start and managed to
•keep it with him until the sinking sun put j
sy-j^oop to his operations. Some of the less j
' Vccessful of the irijrger-pulJing fraternity
• if)-;jenly blamed the committee for not bay
. -ing- 'made arrangements to have old Sol
• I.T long his stay in the vicinity of the
...par*:, but «he bind broke in with "Two
■■: Xiiitle Girls in Blue" and of course bar
.. m.ony was restored at once.
'•■■*"." To one wholly unacquainted with the
.. manners and habits of tue Scliuetzens it is
really remarkable the versatility they dis
: play on au occasion of this son. There is
. » regular committee of arrangements, to
•':b-B sure, and a Hour mauager, chief scorer
.. »t-n..d guardian of stray minors; but experi
■■' ence has shown beyond the peradventure
..;ol a doubt that it is Impossible to keep
• .any- one commiueeman on any one task
'. ■"•'•"for" more than fifteen minutes consecu
• tively. The floor manager of fifteen mm•
-• tiles ago will bob up serenely in the ex
■'..■'&|ied chair of the weary scorer of
. balheyes, and, to the surprise of every
; \. one in the park, the watchful doorkeeper
will be seen gliding through the mazy
, 'vtallz arrayed in a huge silken badge and
•1 ivory police-whistle, the insignia of au
■ thoiity.
•.'-.■ -:"isut there is, happily, do such thing as
Hashing of authority in the Schueizen
',; Yereim They are perhaps the best
. riatured and merriest set of men in exist
ence, especially at one of their annual
• slipotine festivals. Hence, the invariable
; : sbcGess which attends them. So far as j
.yesterday's shooting was concerned it was
, fully up to the Schueizen standard, while !
■ not phenomenal, so far as points were con
.. cerned. There were so many marksmen
..• entered that the task of footing up ac
. .curately the scores on the spot was we!!
i .nrgh impossible, and will be completed
before the distribution of prizes takes
■ r!acp, one week hence. The basket full
of "bullseyes were conveyed to some
iieeluded spot, where the experts will have
au opportunity to figure them down to
fractions of an inch.
In the company prize-shooting, how
ever, the ten highest scores were as
. yellows:
Charles RapD 70. D. B. Faktcr 07, J. Tlede
man 60. L. 15emiel 66. N. Abieus 65, A H
■;. Pape 05, .1. Uischlg 66, H. Stelllng 04, J.
■ Horstnian 63, L. Haake 03.
'•-In the public prize-shooting for beat
' centers there were fitteen cash prizes,
ranging from 525 to $1, and a like number
of awards tor most points. The names of
the winners and the distribution of prizes
will be made the occasion of a social gath
ering at California Hall. 620 Bush street,
Thursday evening, the loin last,
Company Shooting.
;'• The Scbuetzen Verein did not have all
. the fun to itself.. The other ranges were
occupied by the boys of the militia, and
some excellent scores were piled up.
The record shoot of Comoany D, Sec
ond Artillery, resulted as follows:
Private Berry 42. Private Martin 41. Lieu
tenant Leitz 40, Private Schwarrz 38. Corporal
Gofham 87. Private Dobrmaun 36, Lieutenant
Hadt 36. Private Gambetta 35. Private Bla
wat 33, Corporal Mcßrearty 33, Private Miller
32, Sergeant Roseotnal 32, Private Scbmidi 30,
Private Uolstein 30, Sergeant Farless3o.
. Company A, First Infantry, record
- shooting: H&3B
Serceant Newbert 48. Daly 48, Sailer 47,
Kuick 47. Lieutenant McCralg 46, J. M. New
bert 46, Captain Marshall 45, Li ntenani sul
■ llvan 45, SSeaprave 44. Feid 40, Wls«lug4o,
: ; Morlarty 40, Swan 39. Couro* 39. Leonard
89,J Sergeant White 38. Bragden 37, Lord 37.
McKay 37 ' Cook '''''' Smith 32, Autbes 31, Cis-
Rpcord shoot of Company F, First In
C. Howard 45, .j. i,aks<>ii 45. H. Mangels
44, h. btmve 41, \s . \v. iMcliowau 40.
Following is the result of the City Guard
Bifle Club shoot: '
pFr D rs" 4 fiJi!2?l?i 4 ,^- Heath 42 - Bllrdl^ 42,
Perry 41, t.eliiet4l, Baumcaituer 4.1 rorlunn
40, Captain Cook 40. Unje man 39 ??e uh
.-.39. Kilmer 33. Zimmerman "sy Siuidi'tinf^
. Newman 38, Kupp 38, McCoHoeb 37 Over
street 35, Meti 33, Radne 33, Xowuseud 3".
At San Rafael.
• At the State Medal Shoot, held at
" Schueizen Park, ban Rafael, yesterday
Company D shot, and made one of the
best records known in National Guard
shooting. There were seventy-five mem
bers of tbe company in attendance, and
.the score shows seven marksmen with 4'?
• four with 41 and seven with 40, wbicn
indeed an excellent showing. Besides
these werH the following: T. J. Fallon 47,
J. F. Robinson 47, F. B. Moulton 46. Ser
geant A. M. Hoyen 43. J. Daw son 44, Ed-n
43, Jacobs 4n, Piettc 43 and Vanderbilt 43.
The Abandoned Baby Boy Finds a
Comfortable Home.
An abandoned babe seems to have a
great attraction for married ladies. Twen
ty-eight of tl/em visited the Receiving Hos
pital yesterday morning, each one express
ing an earnest wish to adopt the two
week-old baby b>y that was left on tbe
doorsteps of .Solomon A. Miller's resi
dence, 623 O'Farrell street, on Saturday
nigbt. They were of all p.ees and all liv
ing in coiufor able homes. EftCO had a
loot at tlie baby, admired and fondled him
and left expressing her intention of calling
law with her husband to take him away.
When the twenty-ninth lady appeared
she was accompanied by her husband.
They at once agreed to adopt the little
waif. Dr. Corners was sent for and they
satisfied him of their respectability aud
capability to provide the boy with a com
fortable borne and to educate him to be a
responsible citizen. They d:d cot wish
their names made public so that the child's
mother could not in the future come for
ward and claim him. They were a proud
and happy couple as they left tbe hospital,
the lady hugging tbe child and beaming
upon him as if he were a heaven-sent gift.
Play an Interesting Game
of Handball.
Champion Jones and Patrick Donnelly
Defeat Champion Riordan and
M. Dillon.
The principal attraction in handball
circles yesterday was the match at the
Union court between J. Jones, the Aus
tralian champion, and Patrick Donnelly
on the one side and J. Riordao, the Pacific
Coast champion, and M. Dillon on the
other side. The galleries were crowded
with admirers of the sport, who witnessed
a scientific exhibition, surpassing any
thinK before seen on the coast. Kiordan |
and Dillon won the first two games, and
their supporters were jubilant, as they felt
sure the invincible Jones would have to
lower bis colors for the first time. But
Jones did not see it tnat way, and he and
Donnelly, whose service was excellent,
took the next in ree games in grand style.
Another Interesting game at the Union
was the one between the two elder and the
two younger sons of Senator Williams.
The Senator acted as scorer, and warmly
congratulated the two younger sons,
Walter and A. C, when they came out
ahead. Such a family game has been
rarely seen in a handball court, here or
Among the games at the San Francisco
court was a rattling one between George
Hutchinson and W. Kelly and J. liar low
and J. Dillon. Harlow and Dillon were
I the favorites and culled off the first two
games, but to their surprise and the as
tonishment of the spectators, Hutcbioson
and Kelly won the next three straight
with comparative ease.
The large crowd at the Occidental missed
Jones, the champion, but tuev saw some !
exciting games. Tom Walsh, a rising |
player, tried conclusions against T. Curley '
and N. Uewson. After each side won a {
game it was decided to postpone the final I
till next Sunday. Fortune is fickle with ',
r.ne Cyclone, but she smiled upon him yes- '
terday. He met Raymond Pontac, a ;
clever amateur, giving him two band* to
start with, and succeeded in winning the
game after n desperate struggle.
On Wednesday nizht, wtaieb is ladles'
nisiht at the Occidental. Jones and W. W.
Ackersan, the Superintendent of Streets,
will play Riordan and Tat Donnelly. It
will be a game well worth seeing.
Following were thecameb played at the
Sat; Francisco court yesterday:
First game— D. Connolly and P. Barrett de
feated It. Shields and W. O'Connell by the
score of 15-9, 12—15, 15— 1
Second game— Pbll JCViiii and 11. Moffitt de
feated P. Barrett and (i. McDonald two rubs
by the score: First rub. 15—6, 12—15. 15—9;
second rub, 15—4. 12—15. 15—13.
Thlidgame—b. Connolly and M. Orr defeated
M . Prince and w. Prince by the following score:
16—9, 13-15, 15—6.
Fourth game — W. Williams played Tom
Lavelle a single-handed g-nue. They played
the b st two out of three. 21 aces. Each wou
a game and the final was won by Williams by
the following score: 21—16, 21—10. 21—12. '
Fifth game— J. ilarlow and Dan O'Brien
played J. Condon and Joseph HauMiiau. They
played tue best three-out-oMive 21 aces. Each
side won two games and the tlnal was won by
O'Brien and Harlow by the following score: |
llarlow and O'Brien 2l 19 21 13 21 !
Condon and Hausman 11 21 16 541 19
Sixth and final game— George Hutchlnaon
and W. Kelly played J. Harlow and J. Dillon.
Tliey played the best three-out-of-nve 21 aces. I
Each side won two names and tlie final was
won by Kelly and liutchiusou by the following ]
Kelly ami llntcnin»on 19 12 21 21 21
liaiiowand Dillon 21 21 16 13 8
There was a good crowd at the Occi
dent a! Court yesterday to witness some
lively games.
M. Daly defeated G. Lowe. Score: 21—17.
M. Condon and Ben Clements defeated J.
Hurley and J. Shaw. Score: 21—16, 16—21,
J. Hurley and M. Mullaney defeated J. Shaw
and F. Cortiyn. Score: 21—16, 21—18.
A single-handed game between B. Clements
and F. Coruyn. in winch cacti side won a rub.
First: 21—16, 21—18. Second: 21—16, 14
L. Kenny defeated A. Collins. Score: 21—
17. 18—21, 21—12.
J. aiatieiy and M. Lynch defeated M. Condon
and T. Lynch two stralcnt rubs. First: 21—
16.21—14. Second: 21—18,10-21,21—8.
Tom Walsh, who is becoming a wonderful I
player, played T. Hurley aud N. Elewsoa.
Each side won a game, and the final will be
played off next Sunday.
'ihe final mine of the day was b--iwe<*n Itay
moud Pontac and the Cyclone, Pontac receiv
ing two bands. But it was no use, as the Cy
clone came out ou top with the following score:
21—17, 16—21, 21—14.
Next Wednesday will be ladies' night,
when there will be a fine exhibition of
handball. The principal gaum will be J.
Jones, the Australian, aud W. W. Acker
eon against J. Pviordon, the coast cham
pion, and Pat Donnelly, the best three
games out of five. ■
At the Union court the following games
were played:
First game— John Howe and M. Couclilan v< ■
Fred Lutkin and Professor Lvncli. The rub
was won by the latter team by tue score of
21 — 10, 21 — ly.
Second game— William McManus vs. F. Fin
nigau. This was a very in'erestlug game as
tncy are evenly matched. McManus wou' br
his superior service by the score of 21—14,
Third game— Walter Williams and A. C. Wil
liams vs. Jean Williams and William Williams
four brothers. It was a hard tug from start to
finish. The game and tub were won by the
former team by the score or 21—17, 21—20
They are sons of Senator Williams, ana as ne
kept the score it afiordea him great pleasure In
awarding tue game to the two younger brothers.
Fourth game— W. Du ran anil M. Coughlan
vs. Professor Lynch and Charley Johnson.
Each side won a rub by the score of 21—15.
21-17, 21—16, 21-19.
Fifth gam<-— John Wilds and Thomas Kearns
against Terreucd McMauus au<J William Ke
boe. The rub was woo by the former team by
the score of 21—13, 21-18.
Sixth game— T. Heddid and AlexSwanson
against W. White and Charles Lone. The
came and rub was won by the latter team by
the score of 21-16. 21—20.
Seventh game— McCauly and Joe Can*
played au lutercstlhg single-handed game. Tne
feature of the game was the »■■> vice of Mc-
Cauly, who woo by the scoie of 21— U», 21—20.
Eighth game— The event of the d,.y was a
.scientific four-handed match, the greatest ever
played in San Francisco, between the cele
brated players, John Kiordan and M.Dillon,
and John Jones and Patrick Donnelly, the best
three out of live games. 21 ace*. The nisi and
second games were won by tbe former team.
Scores. 21—19 and 21— 6. The third, fourth
and fifth games were won by the latter team by
the scores of 21—2, 21—14 and 21-13.
He Will Have a Plaisance
at the Cliff.
What the Millionaire Bought in
Sunset City.
An Artist to Build a Resort at Pied
mont From Fair Restaurants
and Ornaments.
Adolph Sutro intends having a midway •
plaisance of his own to keep the seals
company. That he will have sufficient
material for a grand aggregation of the
world-renowned shows, etc., is an assured
facr. For Sutro bag bought up all the
available structures, ornaments, pagodas
and things that formed part of the Mid
winter Fair wreck.
With half a dozen exceptions all tbe
other buildings have been disposed of at
nominal prices and are fast disappearing
by piecemeal, home will be re-erecte.l
across the bay. some will pass away into
npw houses, a few remain in Golden Gate
Park, the Hawaiian Panorama has been
moved to the Almsbouse. and the rest are
intended to grace Sutro Heights or vicinity.
The first restaurant building to open at
the fair was a picturesque bauerhaus in
| the Heidelberg Castle's concession. It
looked like a picture from an old Dutch
book, with its quaint gables, windows and
framework. Now it is owned by Sutro,
and will do service as a resort of some
kind, or probably a dwelling, on II street,
near the Olympic grounds whither it has
been moved and sot on new foundations.
But this is merely one of bis purchases.
He has bought the Hawaiian village, the
haunted swing, postoffice, magic mirror
maze. San Mateo building and Flemish
dairy, a rustic structure that stood along
tbe midway plaisance, and the substantial
redwood building of Ilumboldt County,
which can be moved without being torn
All round the grand court and through
the Liberal Arts building one's curiosity
is excited by two letters "A. s." followed
by mysterious signs and numbers. You
see them on flagpoles, electric light masts,
j nymphs, tyres, eagles, plaster vases and !
I kiosks. Theyare painted in laree black j
characters and signify that the philantro
pbist of the cliff has acquired possession !
of these articles by paying a ridiculously I
small sum ol money to the management.
At preset t he is bargaining for the elec
tric tower and the music-stand.
None of these buildings are composed of
perishable stuff. They are fairly well con
structed frame houses that may be carried
away on rollers or trucks and will lust for
years to come with ordinary care.
The Hawaiian huts, though flimsy in
appearance, are firmly knit little bouses
j and their suaw roofs will withstand many
j a fierce olast, and being typical of the
j sunny land whence they came will be re-
I garded with interest and curiosity.
The haunted swing and mirror-maze
will stnnd as extra attractions at Sutro
Heights, while the postoffice can be vari
ously utilized and the dairy may forma
pleasant rustic arbor untwined in trailing
plants. Tlio Humboldt building can be
converted into a comfortable two-story
dwelling at small cost, and may be placed
south of tbe park.
What use the hundreds of electric light
and flag poles can be turned to is a puz
zling question, thouEh they may come in
conveniently when Sutro builds bis elec
tric railroad.
The facades of the French and German
sections in the Liberal Arts building, con
sisting largely of staff figures supporting
arches, ornamental columns, cornices,
vases and two monstrous staff eagles that,
measure 12 feet from tip to tip of their
wings, will be removed to the cliff this
week and Introduced in recesses of the
bathhouse as ornaments. There are two
highly artistic open woodwork pavilions
and one handsome pagoda in the Russian
section which will grace the bathhouse
and height*. Then the hundred kiosks
that stood in every nook and corner of the
exposition grounds are to be transplanted
to ottier scenes. Some fair officials be
lieve that this job lot will prove a white
elephant on Sutro's hands.
What Mr. Sutro did not secure has been
purchased for a curiosity shoD in the per
manent Egyptian building.
Tlio panorama building that covered
i Hawaii's burning mountain, has been
i carted to the Almahouae. Its lumber will
be employed in building a recreation ball !
for the poor inmates, but whether a cir
cular structure or an ornamental one will
be built is still a doubtful qu'-Riion.
The old mining cabins r.t Downey, Per
kins and Mac Key, Sam. Davis' '49 paper
office and the tua '49 camp office have been
presented to the park. All the remaining
buildings were sold to William* & Co.
street contractors, for a ami), '
James E. Fair bought the Vienua Prater
He, has disposed of the worthless material
by giving it away for firewood and the re- ■
mainder has been moved to his land on
North lieach. j
Festival hall Central and Northern and
Southern California buildings are fast
disappearing, contractors having bought
them lor the lumber. The chorolat* p - a
vilion that cost $8000 was sold for S"5 to '
men connected witu the fair, who are !
?'£■ Whi?,? ney .H* Mmil * la sections.
J. E. Whittier & Co. got the Oriental vil
lage, electric fountain, horticultural
building. Indian village, palace of black
art and co«morama, which they are wreck
Mrs. Loring. the artist, will take tbe
German restaurant, viticuitural cafe orna
ments of the electric theater and chocolate
pavilion and many booths from the largest
building to Piedmont. She intends hav
iDg a resort across the bay for which she
naß drawn her own plans. The Lock
wood model and French restaurants have
been bought by a contractor for the lumber
in them. All the other small buildings
have been sold and are fast disappearing
in the shape of debris.
Ail that Is owned by the fair is the
erand stand, Administration building and
the Emergency Hospital.
The Japanese are holding out for a
fancy price, and so none of their pretty
buildings have been sold.
'ihereare thirteen fin-men and thirteen
lights on the grounds, which afford
grounds for superstitious t>peculation.
Captain Baldwin's guards are limited to
fourtnen men, and this number will be
decreased in a week or two until only a
few watchmen am left.
Entries for San Jose Races—Pre
sentation to Wells.
Cyclists are busy preparing for tbe race*
to take place at San Jose on September
10. All the leading clubs will be repre
sented, and some of the boys are on the
spot already.
Of the Olympic Ciub, Christ, tb« ten
mile record-breaker, with Plagemann,
Elias, Gunn aud Geldert, will enter in
class A. Young Fuller will enter in the
half-mile under 16 years race, wnil« Bob
Lonjr. Haley and Walter Foster will ride
in class B. Christ went down to San Jose
yesterday to try the track, wnile Foster is
canned down there and doing his training.
There has been no club run, members
riding here and there and doing just as
they pleased on an off day.
The Bay City boys were to have had a
run to San Jose yesterday, but it didn't
come off. Some of them, however, went
across the bay and put in a good day's
practice on the track at the Oakland Trot
tins: lark.
The club will be well represented at San
i Jose. Both Terrils will ride, and so will
i Merene, Hall, Vincent, T. A. Griffiths, H.
i A. GndiJard anil A W. Small. 15ob T«T-
I rill. Hall and Griffiths rides in class B,
I waile tbe others are, of course, in A class
It is said that the Hancock b'>ys will be
there to ride tandem against the world's
So much h^j the recsnt performance of
Wells been appreciated by thp Hay Ciiy
boys that on Ills return to ban Francisco it
is intended to pr^bent him with a diamond
Maltese cross. It is not yet announced
when the ceremony is to take place.
First Regatta of the
The Rover Loses Her Topmast A
Great Race Attended by the
Usual Number of Mishaps.
The first annual regatta of the California
Yacht Club took place yesterday on the
bay. Barring the uncertainty of the wind
encountered it was an undoubted success.
Early in the morning all was acUvity
about the clubhouse, and trie small boats
were going to nnd from the clubhouse to
the yachts packinc aboard the racing sails.
Some of the craft had gone down the
creek the night before and anchored off
the Alameda mole, while the rest started
down about 10 a. m. yesterday. There
was a strong flood tide and very light
wind, and the yachts made but slow head
A little after 11 Captain Mundyler. a
member of the club, came along in Ins ■
launch Viola and took two or three of the i
racers in tow and started down tin- creek, j
This was too good a thing to let slip, so a i
great number -of those mi the wav out
passed a line to the stern boat and joined
the procession. I3y the lime half the dis
tance had been covered the launch bad in
tow nine yacht?, which presented a very
pretty picture as they came down the
creek with all colors flying.
The regatta committee? «aw that it
would be impossible to start them off at
the tune appointed as they would not be
at the line in time so postponed the start
for one hour. All the while the breeze
was freshening and it 2p. m. when the
first class was sent off the spray was fly
Aft this class started the major, Captain
J. Hartman. j >lned the procession, but
was ordered back by the committee as he
was not in this class, an order which
he did not heed. Fur taking this action
he was ruled out by the judges.
The Siren when well on her way to
Blossom Rock was struck by a squall and
hail her port rigging carried away.
The Idler had cleared Goat Island and
was standing over to Blossom Rock when
it was noticed that her jibtopsail was in
trouble, and from tbe way she was sailing
she must nave lost fully twenty minutes
in getting it aboard again.
The Surprise pulled out of the race as,
when to lee of Goat Island, she ran into a
calm and came near being set on the rocks
by the tide, to prevent which the crew got
out sweeps, which disqualified them.
But the worst accident of all was to the
River, who apalu carried awny tier top
mast. Bruce seems to be in hard luck, as
this makes the second one that has gone
by the board In a month.
The wind increased until Blossom Reck
was reached, when it made things aboard
the craft as moist as the oldest salt could
wish for. and many were the cockpit rail
ers that were taken at this point.
Turning here the wind lightened until
at the finish some of thn yacht* bad hardly
enough to cross tne finishing line. The
first to reach home was the Flash, followed
by the Hazel, Whirlwind. Edna, Sevan
Bells, Dolphin, Pilgrim. Kara, Stranger,
Hover, Idler and Sea Fox in the order
The corrected time was, in the largest
class: Seven Bells, 2:13:52; Rover,
2:25:51; Idler. 2:10:33; Edna, 2:11:08%;
Dolphin. 2:12:11. Iv the second class the
Pilgrim 2:33:55, and the Xira at 2:38:14.
In the subtler class the Fmsh 2:25:47, toe
Hazel 2:36:35. the Whirlwind 2:35:13, the
See Fox 3:35:22. and the Strancer 2:47:22%-
This gives tne first class to the Edna, me
second class to the Pilgrim, and the thin!
to the Flash.
The judges were Charles G. Yale, W. C.
Gibbs and Lieutenant Turner; th« timers
were Messrs. Lambert and Hommedieu.
The racing yachtmen after the race
spoke in high terms of the captains of the
ferry-boats for the courteous way in which
they kept clear of the course.
A Grand Parade of Six
How the Labor Day Law Was
Blundered With.
Exercises in Metropolitan Temple.
A Theatrical Performance in
Turn Verein Hall.
Labor day will be appropriately cele
brated to-day, in spite of the general mis
understanding as to whether or not it is a
legal holiday. The various labor unions
in San Francisco and Alameda County
will turn out for a grand parade, with
music and floats and banners and oratory.
Hut it will not be entirely satisfactory to
the labor unions as a whole, because only
a limited number of ~ members will be per
mitted to participate. Stores, shops and
factories will be kept in operation pretty
much the same as if no national Labor day
exited in the statute-books of the United
States or of California. The members of
the various labor unions feel that they
have a grievance and a grudge against
some manipulator of legislative proceed
The bill which passed tbe California
Legislature, and became a law, desig
nating the first Monday in October of each
year as a legal holiday and "Labor
day," was introduced by the efforts of the
laboring men. In its original state it des
ignated the first Monday in September as
Labor's day, and it passed to engrossment
in that condition. But, through some
hocus pocus not explainable, the engrossed
bill changed th« time to tbe first Monday
in October, and in the rush of business it
was passed without tbe change being ob
served, and received the Governor's signa
ture. That is the grievance.
The San Francisco Labor Council sent a
communication on the subject to Governor
Markuam, asking if he would not ignore
the statute and issue a proclamation fix
ing Labor day on the first Monday ol
September. But this the Governor de
clined to do. In his reply, however, he
stated that if tbe labor unions throughout !
the State desire to have the date changed
in conformity with the original bill, lie
will recommend such change to the next
How the change in tbe original Dill
came about no one seems to know. It may
have been a mere clerical error on the
part ot the engrossing clerk, or, for some
reason not clearly understood, it may have
been brought about intentionally. There
was at the lime the bill passed consider
able opposition to tbe measure, owing to
the closeness of Admission day, Septem
ber 9, to the proposed Labor day. and it is
suspected that tbe change was effected by
and through the influence of this opposi
tion. Last yenr tbe labor unions refused
1 to accept the first Monday in October as i
I labor's holiday, and, therefore, appropri
ated the corresponding Monday of Sep
tember — the national day— and celebrated
to the best of their ability.
This year they will do the same, and the
autumn sun will shine upon a grand street
parade and the ocean winds will be stayed
in their course by the music of many
I instruments.
As many of the federated toilers in this
city and OaKland as can obtain leave of
absence irom their employers will attend
and participate in the celebration. Of
course the demonstration will not -be so
great as if it were in fact a legal holiday
by legal enactment. But it will be credi
table so far as it can go.
W. J. B. Mackay of the Sailors' Union
of tbe Pacific is the grana marshal of the
day. His chiefs of staff are: E. P. Bur
man ot the Furniture Workers' Union. L.
lluey of the Sailors' Union and H. lingers
of the Typographical Union. These gen
tlemen, together with the appointed aids,
will meet at the junction of Bush, Battery
and Market streets at 10 o'clock to-day.
The procession will be formed atth.it
point and will start punctually at 11
o'clock. It will be made up in tbe follow
ing order:
First division— The Typographical Union
with a baud of music and Moat and 500 men;
.1. W. Newton, marshal 01 tbe union, and J. i.
Uoiton, aid.
ThY Pressmen's Union, 100 men and a float,
carrying a decorated press.
Second division— TDe Uorseshoers' Union,
100 men, with a baud and a float; M. M. Don
nelly, marshal.
The Iron— Union, 100 men.
The Stonecutters' Union, 100 men, with a
baud aud a float.
Third division— The Sailor* Union of the
Pacific, 800 men, with a band, also a platoon
of sixteen young eiils, sailors' daughters, at
tired hi sailor costume.
Tim Coopers' Union, 200 men, with a band.
Fourth division— Tailors' Union, 200
nun, with a baud.
The Carpenters' Unions, Nos. 483 and 304,
175 meu, with a float.
Fifth division— bakers' Union No. 24, 75
men. with a band.
Painters' and Decorators' Union. 50 men.
Brewery Workmen. 100 men. baud and float.
Furniture Woikets' Union, 75 men.
Sixth division— Alameda County Federated
Trades. 300 men and a band.
The procession will march up Market
street to Van Ness avenue, thence up Van
Ness to a point not yet determined upon,
then counter-march to Market nnd down
the latter street to Fifth street. The grand
marshal will review the procession from
the step? of the Lincoln School building.
The exercises will be held in Metro
politan Temple, and will begin at 2 o'clock.
C. li. Johnson will be president of the
day, and will open the exercises. Tbe
orator of the day is James H. Barry.
Speeches will nlso be made by A. Fureseih
of the Sailors' Union and James Andrew
of the A!aniP(ia Couuty Federated Trades.
Miss Lottie Graeber will recite a Labor
day poem written for tbe occasion by T.
11. MathiaH, formerly a sailor, whose
previous «efforts in verse have attracted
borne attention. M:ss Xena Roberts, the
well-known vocalist, will sing. Music will
be supplied by an orchestra under, the
direction of Professor O. T. Schuppert.
A grand theatrical performance will be
given in Turn Verein Hall, on Turk street,
at 8 o'clock to-night.
It is believed by the members of the ar
rangement committee that a number of
wholesale stores will close, at least during
a portion of the day, in order to give their
employes an opportunity to attend the
celebration, even though it is nut a legal
Holiday. Tne banks will be open, but ex
pect a slack business during the day. All
the Government departments. Federal,
State, city aud county— except some of the
courts— ;uid the public schools will go on
as usual-
There was a final meeting r,f the grand
marshal and his aids, at 363 Jessie street,
last night, and all necessary arrangements
for tbe celebration were coucluded.
The programme for the entertainment in
Turn Verein Hall is a musical affair, with
excellent talent. I: is as follows:
Overture by the orchestra; song, by
Mrs. S. .J. Tulley; banjo solo ana song,
by Tom Bree; sing, Miss Mabel Hudson:
overture by the orchestra; instrumental
specialties, by Mr. Monroe; the clown
juggler, by Mr. Sparrow ; serio-comic and
parody songs, by Miss Teddy Mayiiew.
The pleasures of the evening wind up
witb a merry dance.
The Law of the Day.
A correspondent writas :
Ktl Hot Morning Call: There seems to have
been an inwnensn amount of Ignorance of law
amoug tUose wlioso business it Is to know It,
wim r<g;iid to i lie character of to-day as a
legal holiday. There has never beeu any pre
tension tliat eliher ('mimes* or the President
lias any tight 10 pioclaun a legal nouday any
where except In the District of Columbia and
such other places as are exclusively under the
control of the Federal Government. All our
holidays have simply been adopted by tbe
Mate«, or by custom, tor the sake of uniform
ity. Decoration day stands In tbe same cate
The following cannot be disputed: -
Kevised Statutes—Laws relating to tbe District
of Columbia. January 'Jß. 1S7O:
Section »93- The loilowin^ day?, namely: Th«
first clay of January, commonly called Sew Year's
day: the fourth day of July; me twenty-fifth nay
of December, commonly called Chr stmas day.
ana any day appointed or recommended by the
President of tli- United St ites as a cay or public
rait or thanksgiving, shall be holidays within tbe
District, and shah, tor all purposes of presenting
for payment or acceptance for the maturity anil
protest, and giving no- ice or tbe dishonor of bills
of exchange, batik checks and promissory notes
or oilier negotiable or commercial paver. be
treated and considered as is the first day of the
week, commonly called Sunday, and all notes,
drafts, checks or other commercial or negotiable
paper Tallin;; doe or maturing on either of said
holidays snail be deemed as having matured on
the day previous.
W. W. P.
A Large Crowd Witnesses a Fine
Day's Sport.
The weather at Ocean View was all that
could be desired, and the attendance was
the largest this year.
It was the second meeting of the New
Occidental Ciub, and two sixteen-dog
stakes proved the da.v's programme. Sum
Puppy stake, sixteen entries:
First round— J. Moffat's Kannle beat J.
Kerrigan's fI)S. C. ADderson's Fairy D beat
J. Dean's Moniior, P. Goimau's Domino beat
J. Motfai's Meuasha, I*. Carney's Annie Daly
beaU. Donnrly's Flora Temple, G. Watson's
Lady CUre I eat P. Donovan's Dixie. A. Mer
rill* ■« Butcher Boy beat P. Donovan's Nellie D.
J. Tracy's Gladstone beat il. Hull's Mystic, G.
Watsou's Jim Kinney beat K. Koaeli's Kerry ;
First lies— Fannie S beat Fannie. Annie Daly
beat Doiuiiio, Hutctier Boy beat Lady Clare,
Gladstone beat Jim Kinney.
Second ties— Fairy D Deat Annie Daly.
Butcher Boy beat Ul dstone.
Flual course— A. Merrill's Butcher Boy beat
C. Anderson's Fairy D and won.
Did dug stake; sixteen entries.
First round— D. OBi leu's Pnde of Park beat
J. Mc>auiara's IVnuy Royal, J. Kerrigan's
Dashaway beat H. Hull's Frisco Boy. P. Ryan's
Magpi- beatG. Xvauou's Belmout, A. Moore's
Sir John br-at J. B ardon's M;»uie. p. uor
mau's Kingston l>f i J. Dowllng's White Rus
tic. A. Mei rill's .Si ,iv beat T. Tracy's Blue
.lack, T. Train's Little Beauty beat D. "Roche's
Jonu Mitchell, P. Carney's Spokane beac T
Murphy's Red Llgbt.
First ties— Dashaway beat Pride of Park,
Macple beat Sir .Johu. Kiugstou beat Sierra, i
Spokane beat Little Beamy.
Second ties— Magpie beat Dashaway, Kiue
ston beat Spokane.
Trial course— P. Ryan's Magpie beat P. Gor
man's Kiugslon ana won.
William Fiynn judged successfully,
wtailH Jim Ale Connie!: acted as slipper.
Some Excellent Cricket
at Alameda.
The Cup-Holders and the Pacifies
Win the Three Tall Scores
by Three Good Men.
When the two leading clubs— the Ala
medas and Bohemias — come together they
always draw a good crowd of spectators,
but that of yesterday was exceptionally
large. The weather was perfect, which,
do doubt, Had much to do with this, but
the certainty of witnessing good cricket
and possibly a close contest had more.
In regard to play, no one had any cause
for disappointment. Moriarty for Ala
meda and Robertson for California gave
two batting performances that were worth
the trip over the bay to witness. So far as
the issue of the game was concerned there
was at every stage of the fight the greatest
excitement, and as the victory by the cup
holders was only by runs the interest of
onlookers was well sustained.
As the scores show, the batting perform
ances, with the already noted exceptions,
were not panic nlarly brilliant, and in one
of these cases— Moriarty's inning of 52—
there were two misses, Doth of which,
however, were difficult. Of field play
there were some deservedly applauded in
stances, Robinson's one-handed catch of
Slnman being a notable one.
Of the five bowlers put on by the Ala
tnedas' captain, Sloman did the best work,
and Guild for the Bohemias got five
wickets for 31. an analysis which, consid
ering the batting strength against him, is
distinctly meritorious.
K. Hood st. Webster b. Robertson 0
.1. J. Moriarty c. and b. Guild 52
K. B. lloeue c. Cookson b. Robertson 0
K. T. Randall st. Webster b. Robertson 10
E. G. Sloinan c. and b. Robertson 5
H. Ward Jr. c. Webster b. Guild 12
H. Ward Sr. b. Guild..., ' " 0
J. Bryan c. Robertson b. Guild " g
J. Bird b. Cook son 17
E. l.ewij c. Cookson b. Guild .... i
H. Bird not out . ... 7
Extra. 1
Total 113
Dr. Bowhtll c. Ward M-. b. Ward Jr 0
a. 8. Webster b. ward Sr 1
H. Warren li. Sloman 1
W. Robertson c. Moriarty b. Ward Jr. 45
A. G. Sheath b. Sloman 9
J. Uulla b. Hogue 14
H. C. Cookson b. Hogue 0
W. hefVtK'. Randall b. HopUf 6
A. F. Wai by st. Hood b. Sloman 5
W. Lough man b. Sloman 0
W. McOrae not out '„. \\ tt 1
Extras 4
Total Btt
At the pretty' grounds of Golden Gate
the Pacifies and fornias met the An
sonlans, defeating them by 58. This would
imply that the game was a very one-siund
one, but up to a well advanced stage of it
the contrary was the case.
Ansnn won the toss »nd went in, pre
ferring to give his opponents the benefit
of fielding in the warm half of the day.
He and Lugg then led off in grand shape,
making 60 between them, and had the rest
of the team contributed an average of 7
apiece, instead of something over 2, the
result of the match would bare been re
versed. Alison's innings of 45 was an ex
cellent exhibition of careful baiting.
With 95 to make the Pacifies went in,
and, though Meyers and Griffiths both
scored well, at the fall of tna seventh
wicket it was anybody's game. At that
point Charley Hill joined Wise, who was
set, and the two soon put all doubts at
rest by piling up between them 69 runs.
The bowline Honors fell principally to
Anson for California and Griffith* for the
Pacifies. Maish-Brownu of ban Jose also
did good work with the ball for the win
ners: Following is th» score:
F. A. Anion c. and b. Cassldy , 46
A. W. Lung b. Griffiths. 14
V. C. Drifnehl c. Marsh-Urowne b. Uriffitiis 0
J. Grlfflu c. Hill t>. Marib-Hrowne. O
i: Dunlop c. iheobald l> Marsh-Brown 0
R. Eaton c. Hill b. Griffiths .-, 0
11. Levy c. Tledemnnn b. Marsu-Bromne 6
J. M. Halton b. Griffiths 1
A. Canab. Griffiths .'.. 3
B. Bird not out 1
ti Slanlea b. Casldy ..'. 8
Extras IB
Total 95
Q. Theobald c. Lugg b. Anton 3
J. Meyers c. (Jane b. Anson 21
L. Browne b. Anson a
W. N. Griffiths I. b. tt. b. Anson 24
C. W. Bennett b. Anson • 3
<;. B. Aviso b. Drlffleid 48
H. C. Cassldy c. Lugs b. Anson , 2
.1. 11. Mills Luijg t>. Anson 0
C. B. Hill St. Lus- b. An«on ....... 21
J. 11. Harbour b- Driflield...... 9
T. J. Tledemann not out „,,. 18
Extras. , ./....,.. i
Total 153
• — *. — •
Election of Directors.
The following were elected directors of
tbe Hom9 Gold Mining Company at the
regular annual stockholders' meeting held
on fcaturdav last: ,1. B. Fargo, Charles
Siepp, A. Goeiz, Charles Groezinger aud
John Fischer.
The Salvadoran Consul on
His Defense.
Charges of Drunkenness and
Immorality Denied.
Imputes Unworthy Acts and Motives
to the Ex-President, His
Old Enemy. *
Doctor Calderon, Consul for San Sal
vador, donned his war paint yesterday and
dipped bis tongue in venom, wherewith to
reply to his old enemy, General Antonio
Ezeta, now belne held in this city pending
extradition proceedings.
Calderon says that Ezeta overstepped the
limits of propriety when he ventured to
attack him personally; assailing his good
character aud holding him up as an ex
ample of Central American immorality.
"Ezeta has attacked me and now I feel
it my duty to answer him," commenced
the Consul last eveniug as be gathered a
mass of pupers before nim. each and every
one of which. had a separate story.
"Before presenting my proofs to show
that my enemy has uttered a suing of
falsehoods 1 must show you a clipping
from the official paper of Santa Ana, pub
lished under the press censorship of An
tonio Ezeta.
"There is a cable dispatch, which It
dated at San Francisco, published under
date of February 23, 1892. which reads:
Dr. E. CaiUeioD has been committed to an
in*aue asylum. He Is violently insane, the dis
ease having been brought oa by excessive us«
of liquor.
"That dispatch never originated at Sam
Francisco. It was simply put in this paper
at tlm instigation of Antonio Ezeta."
Under the dispatcii shown by the Consul
was printed an editorial headed, "Dis
graced," in which Dr. Calderon was posi
tively declared to be a drunkard and a
worthless character.
"Ezeta declares that he does not know
me; that 1 was expelled from Guatemala
and that I was educated by President Bar
rio?, on whom I afterward turned.
"Here are letters from my teachers
and receipts for tuition paid by my father.
AH are dated as you wiij observe daring
1871. 1872 and 1573. Barrios was never in
power during those years."
Doctor Calderon then unfolded docu
mentary evidence which purported to snow
that what be said was true.
One letter was signed by the father-in
law of ex-Consul Roma, now a merchant
in this city. Other letters and a diploma
from the irniversity Berne, Switzerland.
showed that Calderon had graduated be
fro Barrios was a Central America politi
"This letter of 18S8, dated at the execu
tive mansion of ibe President of Guate
mala, appointed me a Commissioner of tho
Government to Paris during that year."
The Consul then handed over a commu
nication sigued by Barillas.
"And now for the most interesting part
of my siory :
"In 1890 I received several communica
tions signed by Antonio Ezeta, and by his
brother Carlos, offering me positions in the
gift of the Government.
"Their reason for doing this was to get
me in their power, for they knew that I
was an enemy of the administration.
"Antonio Ezeta says that he does not
know me; well, please read this:"
The epistle tendered by the doctor is
dated at Santa Aua, and its translation is
as follows:
We have nominated you for the position of
chief surgeon of the army and Board of Health
1 cjiii assure you of tlie tegular salary, aud sin
cerely Lope tnat you will accept.
antoxio Ezeta.
Still another letter signed by Ez«ta
urged accet)t*nce, and said that "the Chief
of Police will do all in bis power to assist
Dr. Calderon declined, and then it was
that he was attacked, he says, and had to
leave the country.
"Ezeta accuses me furthermore of ex-
Dressing a disdain for «elf-made men. If
there is any one 1 admire it is the honor
able self-made man."
Californias Defeat San Frnnciscos at
Haight Street.
The San Francisco and California nines
played at the Haigbt-street grounds yes
terday to a comparatively small gathering
of admirers.
It was an average exhibition of ball, al
though the game was a one-sided affair.
Following is the score:
San Franoiscos. a.b. r. b.h. s.b. r.o. a. k.
Dextraze, 2 b 5 VS 1 l 2 *> 1
K.Levy.p 5 13 0 0 2 1
Bodle.Clf 3 0 0 U 1 0 •«
Bliss, l b 5 o 2 o 8 o 2
Nealon.S.s 4 Olio
Hearty, c 1 11 <t v _■ O
Mclntyre, c. t 4 U 1 0 2 0
D. Levy, 3 b 4 * * • 7 S 1
Murphy, I. f.. r. r... 4 1 2 o 0 0
O'Connor, r. f 3 0 1 0 1 0 o
Totals 38 10 13 2 »2S ~9 lT
Californias. a.b. r. b it. s.b. P.o. a k
SHea. 2D t> 2 2 2 4 5 6
Mulloo.lD 6 8 8 1 7 O U
Hauley, I. f 6 4 2 13 0 0
Mooaiiau. s. 5 B 4 113 4
Buckley, c. f 5 2 H 1 6 v O
Creegan, r. f 5 0 2 0 0 1 a
(ancao. lib 4 1 1 1 0 2 O
McCarthy, 0. b 0 1 O & 2 O
Loughraa, p 6 ■_' 2 O 0 1 1
Total! 47 18 17 7 27 15 ~i
•Mona&au out; tailed to toucb second.
San Franoiscos 1 2 3 0 10 0 1 2— 10
Base hits 2 3 4 0 1 0 0 U I—l 3
California* 5 3 5 0 12 0 3 o—lß
U»se blt» 4 2 6 0 2 111 o-17
Karned runs— San Francisco* 3, California* 4.
Three-bass tilts— Murphy "J. I.ouabran. Two-basa
hits— Mullee, K. Levy, Buckley First base on
errors— San \ ranciscos 2, Callforn'las B. t'lrst base
on called balls— San Frituciseos 3, Callforalas 3
Left on uase*— t>au Franclscos 10, Californias 7.
Struck out— By Levy 2. Hit by pitcher— Murphy
1). Levy. Botlie. Mullee. Nealon, Mclntyre. Dou
ble play— Monahan, shea and Mullee. Passed ball
— Bodle. Wild pitch— Levy. Umpire— Donohue
Official Scorer— Hennessey.
Severely Injured While Escaping
Prom a Lodging- House.
Tbe occupant of a room in the lodging
house at the corner of Kearny and Morton
streets was awakened at 4:30 o'clock yes
terday morning by the noise made by a
bureiar, who was industriously engaged
in examining the content* of a bureau
drawer. The man in the. bed yelled, and
the man at the drawer cursed and dashed
nut of the room, which was on an upper
The lodger pursued the thief, who
honing to gain time, leaped over the ban
ister and landed on his back on the floor
below. He was severely injured by the
fall, and lay groaning and blaspheming
until the police arrived. He was taken to
the old City Prison and booked there for
burglary, but it was subsequently found
necessary to send him to the Keceiving
The burglar says he is a sailor, and that
his name is J. L. Thomas. The police
found some money, a watch and a buncti
of keys in his pocket that he had stolen
from tbe lodging-house.
Part twnnty-seveu of " Picturesque
California" win be ready for distribu
tion to "Call" lubicrlhen to-day. Ie
l« derotect to the lumber interests of
California and Washington.

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