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ALONG THE FRONT.
The Monowai Arrives
From Australia.
A Rough Day on the Bay— Trip
of the Tug Katie O'Neill, With
Guests Aboard,
The steamer Motjowai nrrired from the
Australian colonies end Honolulu yester
day afternoon. Her passage up was a slow
one for the reason fiat between New Zea
land and Honolulu she encountered very
rough weather. During one storm whicb
struck her a sailor was washed against the
rail and had bis arm broken.
Her passenger list was a full one.
Among those from Honolulu were the
three Judges of the Supreme Court. In
the steerage she bad also the members of
the crew of the bark George N. Wilcox,
which was wrecked off Molokai on Septem
ber ID, tbe account of which appears in an
other column.
Advices- were received here yesterday
that the steamer Mackinaw had been towed
into Astoria in a disabled condition. Her
rudder i::st and rudder were gone and she
was leakiug in one of the after compart
ments. The tug Fearless will go from here
to ton- the steamer down to this port, where
she will go on the drydock and be over
banted.
The schooner Chetro, which arrived
from Karluk on Friday night, made the
fastest trip on record. Captain Jacobson
reports tint they left Kanuk on August
17 nt 4 p. m. and made the run down in 34
days and '21 hours. There were 1.00 cases
ol salmon on the dock and not one case
was lost, w.i.h is another remarkable
incident.
The sloop Independence came very near
being badly damaged ac Washington-street
wharf yesterday m. rung. As she was
pulling out from the wharf her bowsprit
fouled with the anchor of the big ship
Glory of tbe Seas and was torn away. The
tug Water Nymph came to the relief of
the Independence and hauled her clear.
No damage resulted to the ship.
There was quite a gale blowing on the
bay yesterday and several vessels drifted,
hut no collisions occurred. As the ship
L >vis Walsh, bound for Puget Sound, was
being towed out by the Sea Queen her sails
were blown away, and she was compelled
to return for new ones.
The tug Kaiie O'Neill steamed around
th.; bay yesterday on a trial trip to test
her speed aud equipments since she has
been overhauled by her new owners, the
Pacific Marine Supply Company. In spite
of the rail, she left about noon with a
parly of invited guests aboard and steamed
down lo Hunters Point, then around Goat
Island to Red Pock and back by way ot
Ancel Island.
She made excellent speed, Captain Swan
reporting fourteen knois. There were re
freshments in board for the guests and
despite the weather an enjoyable time was
i~ad. The invited guests were: John W.
Brown, Captain A. C. Freese, J. S. Hig
gin.«, George H. Coljins, Captain Eobeit
Thompson, Leon Plum, Captain Cosgrave,
Captain H. K. Hale, Captain Godfrey, J.
L. Hew. James Jerome. Jacob "Levi,
C. P. Newell, Captain J. Rennineton, Cap
tain W. L. Merry, Captain J. N. Knowles,
John Rosenfeld and sous, W. H. Talbor,
C. A. Hooper, S. K. Harmon, K. R. Hurd,"
E. K. Wood, Messrs Warren and Malley,
James Spiers, Hon. W. C, Bassett, A. Bol
teD, John D. Sprecuels, Captain W. J.
Gray, Captain G. Niebaum, Leon Sloss,
Louis Sioss, Louis Greenebaum, M. Gers
tle. R. 8. Alexander and son, Commodore
I. Gutte, Charles F. A. Talbot, Captain C.
M. Goodall, Captain C. L,. Hoopei, J. S.
Kimball, C. D. Ford, M. Bullock, B. H.
Madison and son. . -.
It is expected thai; the tug will ma_e a
trip to Alaska soon.
The schooner yacht Petrel of tho Corin
thian and San Francisco yacht club has
been missing from her moorings at Belve
dere since Wednesday night. Sue is
thought to have been stolen. She is forty
four feet long, with trunk cabin to main
mast and flush deck forward.
SIDEWALK MONOPOLY.
A Marked Improvement on Davis
and Other Streets.
Chief Crowley is firm in his determina
tion to put an end to the monopoly of the
sidewalks enjoyed for many years by.com
mission merchants on Davis, Battery and
other streets to the discomfort of pedes
trians.
"I am willing," said the Chief yesterday,
"to giant tbem a reasonable latitude, as is
done in otber cities, but I cannot permit
them to monopolize tbe whole sidewalk.
''It has been the custom here for the
past, forty year?, and _ suppose they think
that custom in this instance Has developed
into law, but they are mistaken. They
must leave a clear passageway for pedes
trians in future, and the police officers on
these beats have received instructions to
Bee tbat this is don*. If not, the mer
chants will leave themselves open to ar
rest for obstructing the sidewalk.
"A committee of the merchants was to
watt v; on me to-day in regard to the mat
ter, but 1 have not seen them. I presume
after the reply 1 sent to a communication
from one of them they have come to the
conclusion that their mission would not
result in altering my determination.
"1 have no desire to be unreasonable,
but at the same time they must not be un
reasonable. People should not be com
pelled to take to the roadway when there
are sidewalks for their use."
The merchants have apparently con
cluded that the Chief means business, as
there was a marked improvement on the
"-Mew-*--*- yesterdHy. It was an easy mat
ter for a pedestrian to walk along without
"tacking" or climbing over boxes of fruit.
THE VOTING LISTS.
Sixteen Clerks Wanted— Sutro to
Vote for the First lime.
The Prohibition party was before the
Election Commissioner? yesterday seeking
a place on the. regular municipal ticket.
Registrar Evans said be had barred them,
as they had not polled 3 per cent of the
vote at the last regular election. Tbe rep
resentative of the p>rty said that was a
local vote, and the party was recognized as
a national one. They were prepared to
come un by petition, if not otherwise.
Tup Registrar said he only desired to
observe the law, and City Attorney Cres
well suggested that they (the Prohibition
ists) bad better fortify themselves with a
petition to avoid legal entanglements.
The contract for printing tbe register
was granted to the Sterett Printing Com
pany, the lowest bidder, at 3554 cents per
name.
The Mayor announced that the election
officers will be appointed next Tuesday.
Registrar Evans said that sixteen extra
clerks would be required from tbis Hint
forward, as the work of the office was ac
cumulating very rapidly. Acton will be
taken next Tuesday.
But twelve days remain in which to
complete the registry. The footing of the
forty-fourth day was 21,2-7 names. At
thesame stage in 1890 the figures showed
18,317 Mid in 1892 29.031.
AdolDb; butto registered on Thursday
and will vote at tbe aiming election for the
first lime in California. Mr. butro became
a citizen of the United States by naturali
zation In 185..
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INHUMAN TREATMENT.
The Body of a Chinese Prisoner in
a Filthy Condition.
The body of a Chinese prisoner who bad
died of consumption was brought to the
Morgue a few days ago from the Branch
County JaiL Dr. Emerson mads an au
topsy of the dead Mongolian's body yes
terday and found that it was covered witb
vermin. /
It was the worst case of the kind ever
brought to light in this city, and showed
that the unfortunate man had been grossly
neglected by his keepers at the jail.
GEORGE E. WHITE'S AFFAIRS
Contempt Proceedings Discharged by
the Court.
Judge Seawell bas refused to punish
George E. White, the Mendocino cattle
king, for contempt of court in refusing to
pay alimony to bis wife, Frankie.
The divorce suit is one of long standing
in this city. Although White is plaintiff
in the suit tor divorce, there bas been con
siderable trouble found in compelling him
to pay the alimony decided upon by the
court. In consequence of this, on the 4th
Inst., Judge Seawell cited George White
to snow cause why he should not be
punished for contempt of court in neglect
ing to pay alimony. It was found that
from December 14, 1893, to August 14, 1894,
there was a sum of $1800 due under this
order.
Yesterday Judge Seawell ia a written
opinion discharged the order to show
cause. It appeared that a receiver bad
been appointed to take charge of White's
affairs, and under such circumstances the
plaintiff could not very well have complied
with the demand. Judge Seawell decided
that the proper order would have been
01 c directing the receiver to pay the re
quired amount of alimony out of the funds
he held in hand.
QUERY COLUMN
[To Correspondents. I The Query Column
will answer ail questions that it is possible to
obtain an answer to as niiict-'-y as the same can
be done afiei receipt of 1. iter of inquiry. If an
answer is not published on ibe Sunday follow
ing the sending of a 1 Iter It is because It has
been impossible to obtain the answer in time.
Oftentimes Hie i any in charge or this column
is obliged to write to distant points for the In
lormation asked. Letters lhat do not bear the
name and address of the writer will not be an
swered. Tbe name is not desired for publica
tion, but 10 enable the Query Editor to corre
spond with Hie writer iv case a question, as
often occurs, 19 not clearly stated.l
A Voter's Eight— G. Me.M. Oakland, Cal.
The law of Caiiforula declares that a voter. In
order to entitle bim to cast a ballot, shall have
been a resident of the State one year, of the
county in which he desires to vote ninety days
and of the precinct thirty days before election.
A berson ottering to vote may be orally chal
lenged hy any elector of the county upou either
pr all of the following grounds:
.That he ts not the person whose name ap
pears on the register. '
That be has uot resided within the State one
ye a next preceding the election. °
■ That he has not been a naturalized citizen of
the United States for ninety days prior to the
election. . ■
That he has "not resided within the county
for ninety days piecedlue the election.
That lie lias not re. ided within the precinct
for thirty days next piec din;: the elec.iou. .
That he has befoie voted that day.
That be has been couvicied of an infamous
crime.
That he has been convicted of the embezzle
ment or misappropriation of public money. |[Iv
effect April 16,° 1880.]
The Hoard, of Election, iv determining the
place of lesideuce of any person, mu.t be gov
erned by the followiug rules, as lar as they are
applicable:
That place must be considered and held to be
the residence of a person in which his habita
tion is fixed and to which whenever be is ab
sent he has the internum of reluming.
. A person must not be considered lo have tost
his residence who leaves tils home to go Into
another State or precinct iv this State for tem
porary purposes merely, with the luteution of
returning.
A person must not be considered to have
gained a residence in any precinct Into which
be comes for temporary purposes merely, with*
out the Intention of making such precinct his
home.
If a person remove to another State with the
Intention of making it bis residence be loses
bis residence in this State.
If a person remove to another State with the
Intention of remaining there for an Indefinite
time, and as a place of present residence, he
loses his„° tesidence in this State, notwithstand
ing he entertains an intention of leiuruingai
some future period.
The place where a man's family resides must
be held to be bis tesidence; but it It be a place
of temporary establishment for his family, or
for transient objects. it is otherwise.
If a man has a family fixed In one place and
be does business In another the former must be
considered bis place of residence; botany man
having a family, and who has taken up bis
abode with the Intention of remaining, and
whose family does not so reside with him, must
be regarded as a resident where be has so
taken up his abode.
The mere intern ion to acquire a new resi
dence, without the fact of removal, avails
nothing; neither does the fact of removal.
wiihout the Intention. [Approved Match 30;
iuefiect July 1874.)
A person must not be held to have gained or
lost residence by reason of his presence or ab
sence from a place while employed ln the service
of the United States, or of this State, uor while
engaged lv navigation, nor while a student at
any institution of learning, nor while kept in
an almshouse, asylum or prison.
If the challange is determined against the
perron oflertng to vote the ballot must, without
examination, i> returned to 1..m; If determined
.n his favor, the ballot must be deposited id the
ballot-box.
Militakv Divisions— G. L. X., ciiy. The
military departments of the United States are:
Department of the Fast, Major-General O. O.
Howard commanding. This includes the New
England States, the Slates of New York, New
Jersey, Fennsylvauia, Delaware, Maryland,
Virginia, vVest Virginia, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana Missis
sippi, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio
aud the Districi of Columbia.
Department of the Missouri, Major-General
Nelson A. Miles commanding. Tnis Includes
the States or Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana,
Illinois. Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas and
the Indian and Oklahoma Territories.
Department of California. Brigadier-General
Thomas 11. Kilmer commanding. This Includes
the States of California (excepting that portion
south of the thirty-fifth parallel) and Nevada.
Department ot Dakota, Brigadier-General
Wesley Merritt commanding. This Includes
the States of Minnesota, North Dakota, .South
Dakota (excepting so much as lies south of the
forty-fourth parallel) and Montana and the
post of Fort Yellowstone, Wyo.
Dep 'rtmeni of me Platte, Brigadier-General
John K. Brooke commanding. This Includes
lowa, Nebraska, Colorado and NVvomlog (ex
cepting the post of Fort Yellowstone. Wyo.,
Utah, so much of Idaho as lies east of a line
formed by the extension ot the western boun
dary of Idaho to the northwestern boundary of
Idaho and that of South Dakota D-iug south of
ibe forty-fourth parallel).
Department of Arizona, Brigadier-General
Alexander D. McCook commanding. This In
cludes Arizona, New Mexico and that portion
of California south of the ihiriy-firin parallel.
Department of Texas, Brigadier-General
Frauk Wheaton commanding. This Includes
the State of Texas.
Department of Columbia, Brigadier-General
E. S. Otis commanding. This includes
Oregon, Washington and idaho and the Terri
tory of Alaska, excepting so much of Idaho as
. is embraced in the Department of tbe Platte.
Tortoise Shell- A. F.; City. The tortoise
shell of commerce is from the large scales of
the carapace or shield of a species of sea turtle
found in tbe Indian Ocean, Amboyna, New
Guinea, Seychelles, Havana, the Red Sea and
other waiers. A remarkable peculiarity of the
sbell-nroducing turtle I* the arrangement of
thirteen plates formtng the carapace, which, In
stead of being joined together by tbeir edges so
as to make them apparently one piece, are
thinned off at their edges and overlap each
other like the tiles of a roof. They always vary
in size according to the part of the shield they
occupy. The larger are sometimes from twelve
to eighteen inches in length by six Inches In
width.- The thickness raiely exceeds one-eighth
of an inch. The shell has "a beautiful mottled
color and Is semi-transparent. A remarkable
quality which greatly increases ibe usefulness
ot tortoise shell for ornamental purposed Is its
property of being easily softened by beat equal
to that of boiling water, and ot retaining any
THE MORNING CALL, SAN FRANCISCO, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1894.
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design Yard very ipeclai at lair
TURKISH TOWELS, bleached, .1 1 .»!»C ' ' „pmYP».n».
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form when cold wbich has beeu given to It when
heated. lis chief use is in the making of combs
for the hair; but it is also used for inlaying small
pieces of ornamental furniture and fancy ob
jects. Imitation of tortoise shell is made from
Horn that is dyed. First, the horn to be dyed
is pressed into proper plates, scales or other
hat form, and the following mlxtuie Is pre
pared: Quicklime, two parts; lithatge, one
part; temper these together to the consistency
nt a thick paste, with soap lye. Put the paste
over all the parts ol the born except such as
are proper to be left transparent, in order io
eive it a near resemblance to the tortoise shell.
The horn must remain covered with the paste
in ibis manner until ii is thoroughly dry, wheu,
the paste being brushed off, the horn will be
found partly opaque and partly transparent, la
the manner of the genuine shell, and when
put over a foil of Dutch gold metal will be
scarcely distinguishable from It. It requires
some degree of fancy and judgment to dispose
of Ibe paste in such a man tier as to form a
vaiiety of transparent parts of difteien:
magnitudes and figures, to look like
the etiect of nature. Aud tt Is an
Improvement to add semi-transparent parts,
which Is done by mixing whiting with some
of the. paste, to weaken its operation In par
ticular places, by which spots of a reddish
brown are produced, which, if properly inter
spersed, especially on the edges of the dark
parts, greatly Increase the beauty of the work,
and its . imlltud. to real tortoise shell. Those
who do not make a study of the tortoise shell
will have some difficulty in distinguishing the
genuine from tbe imitation, but those who are
experts say that they distinguish the imitation
from the real by the fact that the latter Is al
ways Bael and clearer than ihe former.
The American Naw-S., Antioch, Cal.
The following is a complete list of all the ves
sels of the American navy by the Register ot
the Navy ot the United-States:
First rate— New York, armored cruiser;
Columbia, protected cruiser.
Second rate— Baltimore and Charleston, pro
tected cruisers; Chicago, Philadelphia, New
ark, san Francisco, Atlanta and Boston, par
tially protected cruisers; Monterey, barbette
turret coast-defense vessel; Mlautouomob.
double-turret monitor, and Lancaster, cruiser.
Third rate— Ajax, Canonlcus, Mahopac. Man
hattan, Wyandotte, Comanche, Cat. kill, Jason,
Lehigh, ont.uk. Naiiant, Nantucket and Pas
saic, simile turret monitors; Detroit, Marble
bead, Marlon, Mohican, Iroquois, Adams. Alli
ance, Essex. Enterprise, Mouocacy, net is,
Aleit and Ranger, cruisers; Bennington, Con
cord, Yorklowu. Casttne and Machias, gun
boats; Dolphin, dispatch-boat.
Fourth Vesuvius, dynamite-gun vessel;
Yanttc and .Michigan, cruisers; I'etrel and
Plata, gunboats; Fern, transport steamer;
Bancroft. cadet-pr*cilce vessel.
Torpedo-boats— Alarm (ram), Cushing and
Stiletto.
Tugs — Catalpa, Fortune, Iwans, Leyden,
Nark-eta, Nellie, Nina, Rocket, Standi.
Triton and Wai.neta.
Sailing-ships — New Hampshire, Mononea
bela, Constellation, Jamestown, Portsmouth,
Saratoga ana St. M>rys.
Receiving-ships— Franklin, Minnesota, Wa
bash, Vermont, Independence, Richmond and
Dale.
Unserviceable— l'ensicol.i, Hartford, Omaha,
Constitution, Swaiara, Nlpsic and St. Louis.
New vessels thai were under construction at
the beginning of the year: lowa, Indiana,
Massachusetts and Oregon, tirst-class battle
ships; Brooklyn, armored cruiser; Minneapo
lis, Olympia, Cincinnati and Raleigh, protected
cruisers: Maine and Texas, second-class battle
ships; Puritan, Amphiirtte, Monad nock and
Terror, double barbette turret monitors; Kat
ahdiu, haiboi-defiuse ram; Montgomery,
cruiser, and No. _ torpedo-boat. ■
Nominations— Disputants. City. The law
of California in ibe matter of making nomina
tions is given In ibe i'olltlcal Code as follows:
Section 1186. Any convention, as herein
after defined, held for the purpose of making
nominations for public office, and also electors,
to tne number hereinafter specified, may nomi
nate candidates for public office to be filled by
election within tbe State. A convention,
within the meaning of ibis act. Is an organized
assemblage of delegates representing a politi
cal party which, at the last election before the
holding ot such convention, polled at least 3
per cent ot the entire vote of the State, county,
district or other politic-) division for which the
nomination Is made; provided, that in any
county, township, erty or district wherein no
geneial election shall nave been held after Us
organization a convention ot any parly polling
at least 3 per cent of the votes cast in tbe pie
ducts composing such county. township, city
or district .hall nave the sime power aud Us
nomination* tbo same effect as though such
couniy, township, city or district had been or
ganized before the next piecedlug general elec
tion. '
Sec. 1187. All nominations made by any
sucb convention shall be certified aa follows:
Tbe certificate of nomination, which must be
ln writing, shall contain the name of each per
son nominated, bis residence, and the office for 1
I whicb lie is nominated, shall designate the i
party or principle winch such convention rep
resents. It shall be signed by I lie chairman
I and secretary of such convention, who shall
add to their signaiutes their rest ective places
, nt lesidence, and make oath before an officer
authorized to administer the same, that the
| matter stated ln such certificate is true to the
; best of their knowledge and belief, and a cer
tificate of the oath shall be annexed to the cer
; tificate of nomination.
j See. 1188. A candidate for public office may
be nominated, otherwise than by ■ convention,
in the manner following: A certificate of
nomination containing tbe name of the candi
date to be nominated, wltn the other informa
tion required to be given In the certificates j
! provided for in section 1187 of ihis code, shall I
be signed by electors residing within the dis- j
trict or political division for which candidates ,
are to be presented, equal in number to at least
■' per cent of the entire vote cast at the last j
preceding election in the State, district or polit
ical division for which the nomination is to be I
maoe. Said sleuatuies need not all be ap
pended to one paper, but each sign*
snail add to his siguatuie his place
of residence, giving the street aud number, \
when he resides in a city. One of tbe signers
of each such paper shall swear that the state
ments therein made are hue. and that each i
signature to said paper appended is the eenu- j
me signature or the person whose name pin- j
ports to be theieto subscribed. Such a ceitili
cate. wben made as above prescribed, shall:
have the same effect as a certificate of nomina- ]
tion made by a petty convention. Any person i
.signing .o such ceitilicate of nomination auy
name but bis own. or any person making a
false oath to such certificate of nomination,
shall be punish' d by imprisonment in ihe <
State's Prison not exceeding five years. [As i
amended March 23. 1893.]
The Southern Confederacy— 1.. F.. Un- j
dine, San Joaquin County, Cal. Ths Confed- j
crate States were recognized by the British i
Government. On this subject James li. Blame j
in "Twenty Years in Congress" wrote, "Until !
1 the breaking out of hostilities tue United ',
States was the only organized Government '
of our soil known to England, and with It she i
had for three-quarters of a century maintained '
j commercial and political relations, which bad i
grown closer and more friendly every year. !
The vital element of, that government was union.
But the separation of tbe Slates was moie than !
the dissolution of the Union, for, treating with j
i -.11 due respect the conviction of the Southern !
i States as to the violation of their constitu- j
tional rights, no fair-minded man can deny '
that the central idea of the secession move- |
ment was the establishment of a great slave- |
holding empire around the Gulf of Mexico, j
•-•*.* When English statesmen weie called
upon to deal with such a crisis, the United ■
States had a right to expect, if not active sym- !
pathy, at least that neutrality which would con- !
line Itself within the strict limit of constitu
tional obligation, and would not withhold
friendly wishes for the preservation of lhe j
Union."
\\ hen Charles Francis Adams was appointed '
Minister to the Court of St. James by President
Lincoln be was instructed to advise th. British |
Government of the state of affairs in this coun- i
ny so that Great Britain would not under a j
misapprehension give national aid to the I
Males mat were up in aims against the gen- j
! eral Government. This was known to the |
British Government before the Minister
reached British soil, and the day before he!
arrived the British Government formally by
proclamation recognized the Southern Confed- '
eracy as belligerents. Farther, Mr. Blame in
tils book says: '-Events proved thai If the i
English Government bad postponed this action
unlit the Government of the Unit- d Slates had
been allowed a frank discussion of its policy, :
no possible Injury to English interests could '
have resulted. But declared with such pie-'
cipitancy, recognition could be regarded only i
I as an act of unfiieudliness to me Untied States. !
j Tbe proot of tills Is Inherent in the case."
France, which had military aspirations In
the Republic of Mexico, also recognized the !
Confederacy as belligerents.
Largest Theater— C. S., City. The Grand
Opera-bouse ln this city is not the largest the
ater ln the world, lt lias a seating capacity of
2500, including boxes and galleries. The Man
hattan Opera-house on West Thlrty-fouitb
sue t. between Broadway and Ninth avenue.
New Yoik, built In 1892-93, will seat in the
auditorium 2500 persons. Then It has seventy
two boxes and a seating capacity of 2500 more
tv the galleiies. This makes It a theater of
greater capacity than the Metropolitan Opera
bouse of York Cilv. which was partially
destroyed by fire mi the 27th of August, 1892.
This had a seating capacity of 3500. The
Icouographlc Encyclopedia, a woik thai treats
of the largest, the finest and most attractive
buildings of the world, In the volume devoted
to architecture says: '• i lie MetropoliiauOpeia
house of New YoikClty can boast of the largest
auditorium in the worjd. It is 65*8x95:6,
while that of La Scala. which was pieviously
the largost, measures 85:6x87:6; that of tbe
1 Grand Opera-house in Paris is 79x81. The
i Metropolitan Opera-house is a building 200_
-•O. The stage Is 101 feet long by 90 feet
dee;) and the height is 150 feet. Thus the
[ largest theater in the world may with truth be
said to be located on the American Continent,
. but li is idle to compare the building from an
architectural point of view with such theaters
as the Grand opera-house of Paris or Coven t
Garden lv London." Since the |fire the
Opera-house in New York has been undergo
ing repairs. The Theater I.a Scala in Milan
j has a seating capacity of 3600. The Grand
I Onera-house in Paris, which covers 2*4 acres
of ground, is admitted to be the fines) theater
I in the world. The auditorium bas seats for
2156 persons. , .
Olympian* Games— A. A., City. The Olym
pic games, the most splendid national festival
of the ancient Greeks, weie celebrated every
fifth year In honor of Zeus, the father of the
gods, on the plains of Olympia. Their origin,
goes back into piehistoric ages. According to
the myth elaborated or preserved by the Elean
priests, they were Instituted by the Mean He
rakles in the time of Kronos, father of Zeus;
according to others, by the later Herakles, son
son ot Z us and Alkmenc; while Strabo, re
jecting the older and more incredible legends,
attributes their origin to Herakliedai after their
conquest of the Feloponnesus. Bui the first
glimpse of anything appi caching historic tacts.
in connection with the games. is their so
called levlval by Iphitos. King of Elis,
with the assistance of the Spartan
lawgiver. Lycurgus, about B. ('. 884.
or, according to others, about B. C. 81*8, an
event commemorated by au inscription on a
disk kept In the Ileiucum at Olympia, winch
Fausamus saw In tbe second century. The
regulation of the games belonged <> the Eleans.
from whom were chosen the belianodikai, or
judges, whose number vaiied. At first there
were only two, but as the games became more
aud more national, consequently more numer
ous, they were gwidualiy Increased to ten,
sometimes even to twelve. They were In
structed in their duties for ten mouths before
hand at Kits, and held their oflice only one year.
The officers who executed their commands
were called alytai. and were under ibe presi
dency of an alytarch.
The Goigk.nhkims— O. T.. Chy. On the
Blb of November, 1858, Joey Gougeuhelm, an
actress, who came to this city from Australia
on board he bark Glimpse, D-ylon master,
with her sister, who was also an actress, filed a
libel against the bark to recover damages for
alleged non-fulfillment of passenger contract.
The principal allegation was that the master cf
the vessel refused to give the passengers sugar
io use with limes. The case, which at the time
attracted a great deal of attention, was tried
Op-fore the late Judge Ogden oft mau, who, on
the sth of February, 1859, gave judgment
against the llbellant. Dining the ul.i! the
libellant and her sister were made the victims
of many sharp paragraphs In the daily papers,
and one writer went so far as to compose a
song, the refrain of which was:
Great was the wall of the Googenbelms,
Eor tliey had no sugar on their limes.
On oue occasion when the sisters were per
forming In Magulre's Opera-bouse one of them
had, ln her part, to us. the words, 'Let me see,
what is it I want?" Instantly there came
from the gallery this answer: "Sugar on your
limes."
The Mare Island Dock— A. B. and S. C,
Alameda, Cal. Following are tbe dimensions
of tbe stone drydock at tbe navy-yard, Mare
Island: Length of dock over all on coping,
526 feet 9.2 inches; length of dock overall,
Including apron, 529:8; length of dock on floor
without Invert, 418; length of Invert on floor,
41; total length of dock on floor, 459; length of
apron, 7:3; width over all. 130; wioth of floor,
30; depth of water over invert at high
water, 27:0; depth of water over invert at low
water, 21:6; mean depth of water over invert,
24:0; depth ot floor dock below coping, 30:6.
Tuts dock will take in the Oregon, tne measure
ment of which Is: Length, 348; beam, 69:3,
and draught 24, or any other of the vessels of
the United States navy, with possibly lhe ex
ception of tbe lowa, which measures, length
360, beam 72, and draught 24. It Is thought
that the dock would receive her on a dead load
live.
Water Meter*.— J. M., City. Any water
consumer against whom a water bill Is pre
sented containing a charge for waste or exces
sive use of water may will. in five days after
such bill is presented to bim, provided that be
first pay ibe fixed rate charged in the bill, ex
clusive of charge made for alleged waste or ex
cessive use, make complaint to the water In
spector at his office tn ihe uew City Ilall that
such charge is Incorrect, wheieupon the in
spector shall promp ly inspect iho premises of
the consumer so complaining and cause a test
to be made of the water meter upon the prem
ises. The Inspector is empowered to make a
lost then, ana subsequent tests it he deems
proper. After ite n.-ii filed vis ccrtiGcaieir th©
consumer is dissatisfied, or the company is dis
••aii«fi*-d. then ellh-r may within tiveanys after
Hie filing of 1 lie certificate appeal to the Water
and Water Supply Commitiee of the Board of
"Supervisors. There is no charge for making
ili_ test.
The Pilot Service— E. M., Alameda, Cal.
In order to become a pilot in this State the
party who desires to become such must be a
thorough seaman; must know from practical
knowledge the currents, the shoals, the loca
tions of rocks, the dangerous points and places,
and. In fact, must be master of everything nan
tical, from being able to throw a I ad to taking
command of a vessel. There is no apprentice
ship in the pilot service other than that which
a man or boy goes through in becoming a sailor
and master of the particular waters in which he
desires to act as pilot. Pilots who go outside
the heads remain on tive days at a time, unless
in the meantime their services are required.
Unless an applicant is a thorough sailor nls ap
plication for a position on a pilot-boat would
not receive much attention.
Maguire and George— a. ft.. City. Henry
George was a candidate for the office of Mayor
of New York City In 188 G. James G. Maguire.
now Congressman, did not during that canvass
deliver speeches in favor of George In New
York City, fn the following year George was
again a candidate for another office, and at that
time Ma-rube delivered a number of speeches
In New York City— at Madison-square Gardens
and other places; al«o at a number of places in
tbe State. During these speeches he expressed
himself in behalf of the right of eveiy man to
Immigrate to any country where he could better
bis condition as a laborer, and lv favor cf a
laborer sending the products of his labor to any
country, free of taxation, where he could ob
tain the highest price for it.
Ignorance —M. X.. City. The quotation
"Where Ignorance is bliss, etc.," is to be found
In stanza 10. "On a Distant Prospect of Eton
College," by Thomas ('ray:
To each Is sufferings: all are men,
Condetnn'it alike to groan,—
The tender for another 'a pain.
Th* unfeeling tor his own.
Yet ab ! why should they know their fate,
Since sorrow never comes too late.
And happiness too swiftly files?
Thought would destroy their paradise
Nn more: where ranee Is bliss
*T Is tolly to bo wise—
The same Idea Is expressed in Eccleslastes,
j 1:18:
He that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
The Samoan Disaster— S. H., City. It
was on the l.'th of March, 1889, that a hurri
cane swept over Apia, Samoa, and disabled or
destroyed nearly all the American and German
warships lv the harbor. The vessels were the
German gunboat Eber, the German flagship
Adler. the American steamer Nioslc. ttie Ger
man corvette Olga, the American steamer Van
dalia and the American vessel Trenton. Fif
teen merchant vessels that were In the harbor
were either sunk or stranded. The Nipslc lost
seven men, the Vandalia live officers and thlrly
niue men and the Trenton one man. The Eber
lost five officers and sixty-six men and the
Adler twenty. The storm lasted two days.
Humming Wires— S. W., Oakland. Cal. If
you bave a private telegraph live and are an
noyed by the humming of the wire when the
wind blows bard, it is a sign that the wire is too
tightly stretched. Let the wire sag a little be
tweeu insulators aud that will In a great meas
ure decrease the annoyance you complain of.
If that does not wholly nut a stop to the hum
ming, you can materially decrease the objec
tionable sound by wincing a strong rubber
band such as can be purchased from any dealer
in stationery, around the Insulator and wire
nearest the point from which the humming
emanates. So says an old line-repair, r.
Longest Vessel— J. OR.. Menlo Paik, Oal.
The longest vessels afloat are the Campania and
the Lucanla, sister ships. The measurement
given by the London Engineer In 1893, when the
vessels, which are of the same length, were
about complete, was 620 feet overall. Lloyd's
Register gives The- length as 601 feer. - The
length ofthe steamer City of Paris Is 582 feet.
The longest meichantman Is the French vessel.
Fiance. She measures 361 feet. The longest
vessel in ihe Americau navy is the lowa,
length 360 feet.
"Call's" Premium Books —A. S., Los
Gatos. Cal. This correspondent wishes to know
how be can, lv view of the announcement tbat
no stamps will be received in payment for The
Call's premium books, send money to pay for
thesame. By reference to the advertisement
announcing the first-class books offered he will
see that iv sending amouuls in excess of 50
cents he should, to insure lis safe arrival, pro
cure a money order payable to the San Fran
cisco Call Company and directed to The Call
coupon department. Tbe charge tor such an
order to the amount of $2 CO Is but .1 cents. A
sum smaller than 50 cents may be. sent quite
sately in a seal envelope.
Streetcars— J. J. P., City. No team has the
rigb: of way upon a streetcar railroad track, it
by remaining on such track It Impede or In
•>uy way hinder the travel of a car that may be
immediately behind it. There Is a city otdi
i' oce that covers this polnr. Th reason for
'his is mat cars cannot turn out to pass any
other vehicle, while other vehicles can. if
teamsters wer» I lowed the right of wav on
tracks me genera; public would be the sufferer
as cars could not make time and passengers
would be delayed in reaching a destination.
.. . _ a-;-.-'
Carrying Letters— C. City. As pas al
ready been stated in this column the postal
laws declare iha: no person or corporation may
engage in ihe regular transmission of 1 tiers,
locally or for long distance*, for into payment'
but an express company is not prohibited from
carrying with freight letters relating solely to
the matter in translst. be if on a ship, a rail
road, stage or other means of transportation.
No express company would, m view of the
severe penalties in the postal law*, undertake
to carry letters in violation of such laws.
Insurance Premium— W. Z. T., City. The
rule with Insurance companies of tills city is
that when an insurance policy is issued the in
surance commences from the t!m<» the noiicv I
signed by the proper officers. The premium
may be paid when the policy is delivered to the
Insured, or be my take • HUM v days' time in
which to make the Diy ment. If beiote thai
time the property Insured is destroyed or dam
aged by tire— ln case of tire Insurance— the In
suring company will pay the amount of loss.
The Territories— E. H. N. ; . Alameda, Oal.
Th» Territories of the United States are: Dis
trict of Columbia, organized June 16, 1790. and
March 3 1791; Indian Territory. or~»ntzed
June 30 IAS 4; New Mexico, organized Sep
•ember'. 1350; Arizona, organized F«-b-iiniv
24. 1863; Alaska, organized July '27, 18BS,
;iuil Oklahoma, organized May 2, 1890. Utah,
organized September 9, 1850. obtained tm en
abling act to become a State a few weeks since.
Goto>— J. 8., City. This correspondent asks.
"How many pounds avoiidupols or troy tv a
ton of 900 fine gold bullion?" |The propounler
of tne question had evidently In bis hurry for
gotten to state exactly what he wants to know.
Gold is not weigh, d by avolrdtmois. as that is
used only for the weighing of all metals except,
gold and silver. Gold, silver and jewels are
weighed by troy weight and that does not run
into tons.
Canao— Reader, Tucson, Ailz. To compute
the flow of a canal when the area Is given in
square feet, muliioly the area of the flow by Its
velocity in feet per second, and the product
multiplied by sixty will give the volume in feet.
To ascertain the mean velocity of flowing water
divide the velocity of the flow in feet by the
area of the stream, and the quotient will give
the velocity in feet.
Five Masts— F. 8.. city. The steamer
Great Eastern, which was launched January
31, 1868, was a six-masted vessel, five of
j which were Iron. At this time the French met
I chairman, France, the schooner Louis, built
| and owned on this coast, the Governor Ames,
I owned on the Atlantic, and a few more vessels
bave live masts each.
The Lord's Prayer- K. M., City. Prior to
February 2, 1875. the Loid's prayer was re
cited in a few of the public schools of this city.
At a meeting of the Board of Education h«ld
on that day it. was decided to discontinue the
recital ot tho prayer in any ol th. public
schools.
Lake Union-a. C, City. The Fifty-third
Congress at the session recently ended made
an appropriation in the Harbor and river ap
propriation bill for the purpose of connecting
Lake Union aud Lake Washington witb Puget
Sound. _
Treacy Indorsed— ; s.. City. The nomlna
tion of Timothy Treacy as candidate for As
semblyman from the Thiriy-flrst Assembly Dis
trict was ratified lv the Democratic convention
in Union Hall on Thursday, the 20th lust.
Electric-Car Steps -H. S., City. The rea
son that the platforms on electric-cars are so
High from the ground Is *hat the apparatus
containing the motive power is so much higher
than the trucks of ordinary sueetcars.
The Lazarre Carnot— J. OR., Manlo
Park. Cal. The measurement of the French
war vessel. Lazarre Carnot, Is: Length 350
feet, beam 72.8, draught 27 feet.
Si-bed of Electric-Cars- J. J. P., City.
j The speed of electi ie-ears is regulated by the
motoi men In charge. At the power-bouse the
I strength Is regulated.

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