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f r i v- i 4, VOL. XXXI. OAKIiAKD, CALTFOBNIA. SATXJBDAX,;A:X . 23. 1891,-PART 1--PAGES lO 8. 20. 120. t r r - THE HERETICS. r Ifitellectnal Moiement in the Seieral-Clmrclies BEATS THE RAGE FOR MAS IILLIHESY. i Strange Cateehiam The Hatred of th. Unbeliever Some Old-Fathioned Cursing. WBITTbH FOE "THB TBIBUXB.' Trial for heresy are the order of the day. Dr. Briggs, having devised a new on of purgatory and doubted the literal inspiration of the Scriptures, is to answer for it Mr. Macquearey has been given notice to quit Dr. Bridgman, an eminent Baptist of New York, has been made to realign his pastorate. The fires are kindling under Heber 'eton, and no one knows where it is going to end. When revision was first mooted in the Presbyterian ; Church somebody said it was going to turn , the body into a debating society for an indefinite time, and it looks as if the debate . was now in fnll blast Some of the brethren do not like it, bnt others see in It signs of life and movement not necessarily damnable. For my part I think it better to be troubled about matters of grave con-pern than the eternal fuss about church millinery and postures over which tbe English Church expends itself in Jfurious church cackle. Here, for instance, I f nd in the London Church Timet a bundle of letters which shew what its people are concerned about There are two letters on the High Church tendencies of the Kirk ef Scotland, with an account of such monograms as I. H. 8., and holy water fonts in t Giles' Cathedral. Edinburgh; three letters about the Pension Play ; two about John Vesley's shorthand journal ; one complaining that the Anglican bishops attend Old Catholic conferences on the continent; another explaining what is the proper color for St Luke's Day; two re porting thai the f Salter is recited daily by the Chapter of Lincoln; two discussing tbe proper posture to be taken during the collects; one on non-. communicating attendance; one whether Petersburg Cathedral is tbe ugliest in l:e kingdom ; one whether Canon Turnock improved the tone of Charchmansbip; one whether tbe Lords of tbe Council have met in the Cockpit in Whitehall since the time Of Queen Anne; one rejoicing that permission has been given to restore the chancel in the Chapel of Ease id London so as "to redeem in some way the ugliness of the meanest Church in Christendom.' , This sort of intellectual stagnation usually goes with a comfortable bigotry which regards with a certain satisfaction tbe unhappy prospect! for the next worJd of those who worship under another brand. In England all those outside of -the established cbnrch of whatever denomination " Are classed under one bead as Dissen ters, aud the attitude held toward unlucky outsiders bv a few of the old school is illustrated by an extraordinary catechism pub--'J dished by the Vicar of Great Barling for the f use of schools. After statine that Dis-senters are to be treated as heretics, the i. j caenismcontains these questions: "Is then their worship a laudable service?" Answer "No; because they wore up God -according to their own evil andcorrjpt imaginations, and not according to His revealed will, and therefore their worship is idolatrous." Again, "Is Dissent a great - Bin?" 1 "Yes. Jt is in direct opposition to our duty toward God." That Dissenters have : not been excommunicated is explained by saving that "the law of the land does not allow tbe wholesome law of the Church to be acted upon." inose who Imitate the church, services most nearly are pronounced the roost dangerous be cause the minuteness of tbe differences between them and the true fold shows that their falling away is due to their being not in a state of salvation." It is pro- Bounced sinful and presumptuous for per sons who- are called Dissenting teachers to usurp the "priestly office" by reading . prayers originally designed for the "priest to offer up in behalf of the people." And it is "most assuredly" wicked to enter a meeting house at all. Possibly this is an extreme case, but it may be takes as an instance of the intellectual condition due to the absence of doubt and inquiry. It is an example of that self-satisfied certainty out of which the only logical outcome is the fagot for tbe V - 1 V . It V.,: . , that eternal misery is the result of a given beiiei it is your sacred duty to stamp out that belief and prevent its spread by putting heretics to the lire and sword. It Is not as seme have supposed, a question of punish ment . at all, or even of vengeance, but simply of safety. The whole thing Is so far removed from us today that we do not N v'ealize tbe mental attitude of 'those stern ilolk, which was really not unlike that of Vew Orleans toward the Mafia, except that their proceedings were more orderly and cold-blooded, and there was less personal feeling. Nevertheless the : same logic is st as good today as it was three hundred . yvtara ago. bat it has co force behind It because of this widespread spirit of inquiry, which lias left theology la a stats of solution. v- - '. A thin shsdow of this strenuous hatred :t tbe unbeliever surrivestoday in the not - common tendency to lay the responsl-:7 of punishment on a higher power; -:t 3 the unhappy fortunes of the small boy who goes afishing on Sunday to a judgment of Providence. An instaree of this is found in ' an account published in an Ohio paper not very long ago of an alleged judgment visited upon a local atheist. As he stood in a field a firs broke out all around bim and not all the exertions of bis neighbors could budge bim. There ha stayed until his body was consumed. The story is an old one and a delver in musty tombs unearthed the original for the New fork Tribune. Somewhere in the year 1680 Allen Milbourn had printed in London a ballad bearing this title: "A Wonderful Example of God's Justice shewed upon one Jasper Cnnningham, a Gentleman Born in Scotland, who was of opinion that there was neither God nor Devil." The ballad is two long for citation, but a few lines will show how closely the modern Ohio version jollowed the original it, indeed, it is the original, and not merely a variant of an older story: "Far in the Garden, Whereas he did abide. Suddenly a fire Sprang up on every side; Which round about inclosed This damned wretch that day. Who roarM and cry'd most grievous. But could not start away." Observe bow the details of the Ohio legend appear in the following verse, too: "But naught prevailed. For all that they could do; Long staves and also pitchforks. They leached him unto, Because they durst not venture Near to the fiery flame. He taking hold upon them. To draw him out of the same." The end of the wretch is tbe same in both stories. It is a carious Illustration of the indestructibility of old stories, and conld the manner of its resurrection be traced the facts would no doubt be interesting. There is in one of tbe creeds a dogma that the Pope is Antichrist, but it is no longer mentioned in polite religious circles; and yet I find the learned Dr. Kliefoth considers it necessary in his ponderous work on cscbatology to include a serious argument to prove that there is something wrong about it I give a synopsis of his argument: Concerning Antichrist he maintains that while there Is undoubtedly an Antichrictic element in the Papacy, yet that it cannot be af-fiimed that the Pope is Antichrist since the prophecies not only refer to a specific individual (and they cannot be applied to any par. ticnlar Pope), hut also since Antichrist, while coming from the Cburcb, is not to remain in the Church, nor be one who is content with a mtDgliugof AntlcbristianUy and Christianity; on the contrary, his activity is to be concentrated upon tbe persecution and annihilation of everything Christian end all Christians. Imagine a man taking himself so seriously as to sit down and write at considerable length and witb a face of clay an explanation and apology for so preposterous a doctrine. It is this worship of creeds and books as fetishes, of which Dr. Briggs complains, and while it produces from the minds of the learned a fine quality of unconscious bumor, the results become grotesque in tbe hands of the illiterate or tbe half-taught. It was this spirit of worship of the letter which gave birth to the sermon of a negro preacher, who took as his text: "He makeih our feet as hens' feet" (hastily readiue "hens' " for "hinds'"), and from tbe fact that the hen has three toes in front and only one. behind, i eing therefore unable to walk backward, deduced what be called "the glorious doctrine of once in grace always in grace." Scriptural exegesis could hardiv further to. This sort of thing, naturally enough, is a cause of tribulation among tbe more intelli gent who do not like their religion made a laughing stock, and this condition was the cause of a very pretty little spat between two religious papers not long ego. In its explanation ot tbe Sunday school Bible les-fon on the book of Jonab, The Baptist Teachei took the following extraordinary position: "If it had pleased God so to or der, it would have been entirely possible even for an oyster to swallow Jonah quite as easy as for Jonah to have swallowed an oyster." Upon which The Congregational-ist thus comments: "If it had pleased God so to order, it would have been pos sible for Him to hsve made an oyster a Sunday school teacher; and it would have hardly been more remarkable tlan that one who could write' such nonsense as the comment quoted should be chosen1 for that place. Bat the oyster, if allowed to follow his natural instincts, would have kept his mouth closed." I will conclude with a warm example of the fine old fashioned sanctified cursing of a sort that is becoming very rare. There is a publication known as tbe Messiahs Jlerald, which claims to be, I know not why, "tbe oldest prophetical journal in the world." In this was printed a sermon en titled "Elijah's Bide to Heaven." and here is a sample of its prophecies: "How tbe blue flame of death will envelop the casks and tbe barrels and tbe demijohns! How the bartenders will flee away when the crash of God's vengeance shall fall on the marble floors and cut-glass decanters and elegant mirrors and magnificent surround ingl O, what a glorious bonfire the whole thing will niase! Lord God, we want to ate that day.'? Edward F. Cahill. WORKISGWOMAS'S CLUB. The Outing at Grinds. Park on Saturday Next. The Workingwo man's Club has extended an invitation to the "Girls' Union" of San Francisco to accompany tbe members on their picnic excursion to "Orinda Park." California and Nevada Railroad, on 8atur- aay, aiay oum, ana jars. M. G. Campbell. prvaiuvut ui iujs union, wui aaaress me club at the usual place of meeting, Chabot Home, on Mondav evening next, at 7 :45 o'clock ; subject, " Working Girls' Clubs, and the People's Palace. London. Mrs. Campbell has recently returned from a tour of inspection of the workings ot this co-operative movement among bread-winners of the genile sex, and will no doubt have much to impart both instructive and entertaining to her listeners. Young ladies anxious to learn more as to tbe objects of such organizations are cordially invited to be present on this occasion. With this meeting the club will adjourn for the summer: but tbe corresponding secretary, Mrs. Prescott, will be at home to membtrs of the club, on Monday evenings, as usual. - - - A Yearns; Ladles' enild RecopUon. A pleasant social reception was tendered bv the Young Ladies' Guild of the Church of the Advent on Thursday evening at the residence of Miss Boon on East Twelfth street. The house was prettily decorated for the da aty affair and a pleasant evening was spent by those present. Blah School Pnrtloa.' The Senior B class of the Oakland- High School will give a reception to the Senior A class at Cavalry Hall Monday evening. On Wednesday the Senior A class give its final party at tbe same hsiL , . - Two JDlvoreo Sella. - - Barah C. Boone has sued W. D. - Boone for divorce on the grounds of eratlty. ; Liliie Theilman has sued Martin C Theil-man for a divorce. MR. YOUNG FLOOD; Some of the Yomif Millionaire's Freaks of Fortune. HOI BE EYEHED DP WITH THE BOBBERS. Seme Pointers on Chevalier Barley and a Little Tarn In Con. California) and Virginia. WBITTEJJ FOB THE TBIBVNB." There has been quite a nutter in the stock market here lately, and the movement is attributed to James L. Flood-young Flood as he generally is called. There was once a time when people thought that young Flood had never shown any capacity except for selfish enjoyment, but they don't think that way now, especially on Pine street, where they are pretty good judges of financial human nature. Flood can make money 'decently and has sense enough to keep what he makes. He has a good deal of enterprise, is smart to detect jobs in the market, behaves himself well in public, tells the truth, and never takes any man's money by gaining his confidence. If young Flood wants what another man has got, he plays an open game to get it, and does not try to persuade the other fellow that their relations are those of friendship and not of business. They do say that he relieved Bob Morrow of more than a quarter of a million recently, invested the money in Con. Virginia at $3 and sold out at $15, which, if true, means that he has made more than a million, but stock yarns are like the tales they told in tbe old days of faro, when a $200 winning was always magnified to $5000 before the winner had tried the cocktails in half a dozen saloons. I know of one smart transaction that Flood had a band in, which shows he has at least got the sense of keeping his own counsel. There used to ba trio of gamblers in town who, for a long time- had things all their own way. They were all engaged in trade during tbe day and at nigbt tbey would shake dice for large sums of money witb young fools who had more coiu or credit than sense. Tbey were swindlers who pretended to be in trade for a living, but shook fdice for an income. Two of them were in the furniture trade and one had tbe management of an estate. One of the furniture men was a sort of resident drummer for Eastern wholesale houses and the other has an interest in a fine store on a side street in this city. Their plan of swindling was on a level with tbe baseness of their confidence operations on friends, They did not possess the skill neeaed for really artistic manipulation of dice, but did ,what is called vouch work, covering their tracks with their position as business men. They swindled the late Mervyn Donohue out of more than $20,000, they robbed one of the" owners of the Southern Pacific out of $10,000 and he found it out and told them in the presence of a crowd that tbey were only fit to fill cells in the County Jaii. He also told them that if he ever saw any gentlemen engage in a game of chance with them ne would expose them. They stole $7000 from a prominent railroad man, they robbed Mr. Goodyear of $15,000, and lastly they took young Flood into camp for $5000, and he got a hint that all was not right. I believe that tbjs story has been told around town another way, but I am telling it as it occurred, and not as some people might like the world to think that it happened. Their plan of campaign was simple. They worked by twos and threes, and generally contrived to play their game of dice in front of a bar, tbe conspirators standing side by side and the victim on the extreme right. Tbe man at the extreme left would throw out the dice and tbe next man to him would pick theru up, saying: "Three sixes." Perhaps he would call two pair or four of a kind, but he always called a high hand. When be called he would spread himself over the bar so that he came between the victim and his partner. If the three of tbem were in the game tbe third man would lean over to shut out the view of the victim. Now when a man does not see the dice that are thrown more than once in half a dozen times and the dice he does not see are invariably high, he is likely to become suspicious or at least crabbed enough to insist on counting the spots himself. The swindlers took good care to provide against any curiosity of that kind and their system was based on a profound knowledge of human nature. When the game had been running a short time the two would have a wordy tight, calling each other all sorts of names. It would be worded this way: "Two fours." "And deuces.' This would be the man who threw the La ice talking in reply to the call of the other man who was counting. "No deuces." "Yes, I had dueces too." "Not much. There was a deuce aud a tray." "I tell you I had a pair of deuces." "And I tell you that you had nothing of tbe kind." "1 did have them and I propose to count them too." "Not in this game" (with sarcastic emphasis.) "Yes, in this game." "Oh, I guess not. You can't give me any of that kind ' of work. I'm no chump." "Do you mean to insinuate that I am trying to cheat?" "Well, if it comes down to that, I reckon you are claiming more than belongs to yol .... "l ou are a liar. You are a liar, and I'll- "Gentlemen. gentlemen, please don't quarrel like that. You are both gentlemen and no doubt you both think you are right, bat one of you is mistaken." This is the innocent who is being robbed that is talking. His nerves are sensitive and be would do anything rather. than hkve a regular row. about any feature of a game in which he was taking s hand. "He remonstrated that I miscalled a band." . ' ; "Oh shake over again," says the peacemaker. "No; he only bad one pair and I know it and that goes." i.;v J . ; - Then the quarrel is gone oyer again with renewed vigor; Peace is finally restoied when the innocent Is more than convinced that there is a feeling of bitterness between the pair, ; Whsn be has lost a lot of money and won is lot of the accompanying drinks, another sham fight is got up for bis benefit and all the time number two and .three axe giving number one points mat the dice uia not show for hrm. ' . ' . This was about the way in which young Flood was relieved of several thousands, and he found the game out for himself. He first noticed that the furniture men were always - friendly, alter these inter- j changes of abuse, and then he noticed that j when the dice were thrown for a big pe he was not allowed to see them. Then insisted on shaking on a small round table, and he saw they were shy of tbe game. That convinced him that he did not lose bis money fairly, and he meditated. There is nothing in the world like meditation. When a-man does himself tbe honor to have a good " square thinking match all alone the chances are ten to one that lots of things will come into his mind that never entered it before. Soon after the meditation Flood showed a good deal of interest in , the barley market He.tajk'ed about barley just as Colonel Sellers . talked about eye water. His friends listened attentively. Said Jim : "I've just found out that ail the brewers have to have this Chevalier barley to make the good beer with. Our warehouse people tell me there's quite a short crop of it this year in the State; not enough to go round. They can't get any from abroad nearer than Canada, and that means a dollar a hundred freight. If a fellow could picjc up half the crop there would be such a shortage in the market that the price would go away up." These words sounded like words of wisdom, and' Flood's friends listened. Then they went around and asked many people and were told - that the truth had been spoken. So they were more eager than ever to secure a chance to make a deal in the barley market. . They eonfessed the strength of their desire to Flood and asked Mm if there was not some way in which they could make the corner." He said that the only reason be had not gone into the scheme on his own account was that be did not have all the spare cash needed, and having just bought some real estate, he did not like to borrow or people would think he was. hard up. Now if half a dozen or so made up a pool they could handle the product. Hi would be willing to make one. "Would he handle the joint account?" It was not much in his line, but to oblige tbem he would. Aud he did. Now it came to pass about that time that there was much Chevalier barley in Flood's warehouse. Tbe pool was duly made np. tbe cash was turned over to Flood, and he sought out some grain brokers with orders to buy like fury and bull the market. They bought much barley, but not more than a noisy man in a check suit and plug hat was able to sell them at prices ranging from fifteen to fifty cents above the prices that had prevailed before the pool was made. Then Flood let the company know that be had bought the barley and would like to know where it should be kept or what should be done with ity Should they store the grain or take advantage of the boom and sell to the grain dealers, instead of waiting till brewers came round to buy? They would sell and realize. They did. Tbty realized that buying barley at $1 60 and Belling it at $1 16 makes a $5000 mar gin look as slim as the edge of a razor not a dull razor, but a very sharp razor. How long it toos tbem to realize tbat they had bought barley from Flood, I do not know, but I do know that Jim Flood got back tbe money they stole from him and did not make any funs about the doing of it. Have yon all been to see Men and Women as tbey appear at the Baldwin? If not, you would like to koov what there is to see. I will tell yon. ' There is a pudding-faced assistant casbier who goej wrong in tbe first act and whines like a cur during the next ihree. He makes bis mother, sweetheart and half a dozen friends miserable and be makes the audience yearn to arise and kick him. This creature is the hero of the play and you can guess what the others are like. They are a copy of the people you read about in fourth-rate novels. Sas Frascisco. COUNTY SCHOOLS. When They Clsa Xhe Bay District School Promotions. The county schools are beginning to close. Yesterday the Sau Leandro, Tern escal and Niles schools closed. The Lorin school closed last week. On the 26th inat. Bay, Piedmont, Emery, Lockwood, Newark, Feral ta, San Lorenzo and Washington schools will close: June 5th, Alvarado. De- coto, Harris, Lincoln, Pleasanton, Fruit vale. Sunol Glen: June 12th. Centervule, Livermore. ' Mission San Jose. Eureka, Snerioan; June l!Uh, Castro valley, Towns-end. After June 12th and before July 1st tbe following ecboois win close: Alviso. Arroyo Valle. Eden Vale, Green, Hays. Highland, Inman, La Costa, May, Melrose, Midway, Mocho, Mountain House, Murray, Olinds, Palomares, Redwood, Rosedale, Stoney Brook, Summit, Vallecitos, Vista and Warm Springs. At Hay wards on the 29th inst. the grad-J uaung exercises win do ncia. The promotions at the Bay 8chool, in Oakland Township, are as follows: Honorary Grammar department: completed first half of Ninth grade Charles Giftord, Chester Simmons, Frank Burns . From High Seventh to Low Eighth-Fred Finck. Frances Adler, Herbert Burns, Fred Klinkner. From Low Seventh to High Seventh-Lucy Dewing, Loo is Miller, Malcolm Wvthe. Nellie M. Eckles, teacher. From Low Sixth to High Sixth Paul Breur, Henry Hemmers, Cena Gross, Minnie Atthausen. From Low Fifth to High Fifth Willio Brain, Walter McMeuomy, Lena Adler, Florence HowelL lA.nnie Powers. u, lntermediate-epvrraent From High Fourth to Lqw Eif U Henry Dewing, Elsie Hunt, Grace. Midler,. Jennie Pedlar, Ada Burns. Sarah Ai Davie, teacber. From Low Fourth to High Fourth-Flora Rilev. From Low Third to High Third Mamie Cates, Alice Bohrer, Maud Decker, Milton Ask with, Horace Kidd. Horace Davis, teacher. From Low Second to High Second Elsie Adler, George May, Clarence lawrecce, Hugh Firman. - From High First to Low Second Samuel Cates, Charles Adler, Harry Cook, Sidney Askwith. r. From Low First to High Firs i Louis Devmcenxi, Lillian Wilson, Nellie Keele, Flora EvEd wards, teacher. Vmlty Cleb CeJieo Party. The Unity Club will give a dramatic entertainment and. calieo party on Monday evening. June 1st, at Elite Hall. The amusing farce,' T Oblige Benson, will ne presented. -: - ' He 1 Id n't Answer. The divorce case of Bertha Weiss against Morits Wdss .of Alameda was today referred to Court-Commissioner Whitney. Bertha accuses Morits of extreme cruelty. , - '4 - ' ;.. - , 7 Field' Day h University. The rnnual Field Day exercises at the University are being held this afternoon on the cinder track on the grounds. - ON JACKSON STREET. Two Uodern Homes of Great - Architectural Beanty, RISE OF AH ARISTOCRATIC QUARTER. Mansions of Captain Edwin Goodall and W. H. Bailey Art and Taste in Home Boll ding. Long years ago the late Dr. Samuel Merritt crossed to Oakland from San Francisco in a row boat, was charmed with the oak grove near the southwestern shore of the northern arm of tbe estuary, purchased fifty acres, set it out in orchard and soon built htnuelf a home there. The western line of the property ran through tbe center of the block between what are now Jackson and Alice streets. At the Fourteenth-street, line. J ackson street became tbe western boundary. Twelfth street was the 52 southern boundary as far as Oak street. Then the line jogged back to Fourteenth street. The estuary, which was afterward dammed and became Lake Merritt, bounded tbe property on tbe other sides. This orchard of Dr. Merritt's afterward became the most fashionable portion of the city and Jackson street synonoinous with all that is ultra-fashionable in Oakland. Where the Fourteenth-street line crosses Jackson street Dr. Merritt erected a great eate like tbe entrance to a manor. Tnrongh his orchard were graveled drives shaded by big cypresses wbere Jackson, Madison (then called Julia) and Oak streets now are, bat tbey were not open streets. Tbe Merritt mansion fronted on Madison street as it does now and there were no bouses on Jackson street north of Twelfth. Along in the 60's tbe late Rev. L. Hamil- m. ton built the home now occupied bv his widow and family at Jackson and Four teenth streets, jnst outside tbe Merritt orchard. Soon afterward Henry Rogers, then Dr. Merritt s man ox an airs, buut his house' just within the Merntt grounds. Vety shortly Dr. Merritt began tne erection of the dwellings which brought people of means to the locality and gave the street its social standing. The first of these houses was the one now owned and occupied by Arthur D. Thomson of tbe First National Bank, at tbe corner of Thirteenth and Jackson streets. Tbe next wss on the lot adjoining on the north, Thirteenth street not having been opened at tbat time. This was built for E. M. HalL It is now occupied by J. C. Kimble, but was so altered by Isaac Upham a few years ago that the old house is not recognizable in the nresent structure. Both of these houses were outside the Merritt orchard. Next ' were erected the houses which, within tbe past few years, have been moved from the lots whereon W. H. Bailey and Edwin Goodall have built their splendid modern mansions.-. One of these now stands on Harrison street, near Durant, and was. until recently, occupied by Mr. Bailey. The other has been out in two and constitutes part of two houses on Jackson street, at the corner of Fourth. The Dyer house was soon after built by the late Captain P. fl. Wilcox, and the houses of Captain Edward Hackett, Judge John. A. 8taoly, A. P. Bray ton. B. G. Brown, f Mr. Harries and others were rap idly put op and either leased or sold. - This gave Jackson street its standing. ? The .K Ti W nrrtL-V!-rfwmBf B. houres were, with one or two notable exceptions, the finest in tbe city at tbat time, but many hardly fit modern architectural ideas, and improvement has followed improvement, idea has been added to idea, until now it seems the climax has been reached in tbe two models of architectural beauty of which pictures grace ibis page. One is tbe residence of Csptain Kdwin Goodall, the other the house of V. H. Bailey, whose plantations in tUe Hawaiian islands are known all over tbe world. Both buildings were designed by W. J. Matthews and are of original design. Tbe (ioodaii residence is or toe tree renaissance style, with a strong leaning toward the Romanesque. From the foundation to the second story stone and brick are the materials used in ths construction, and tbe second story is shingled. Marble step3 lead to the tiled vestibule, which is paneled in oak. Tbe front door leads into a magnificent hall. 24x31 feet in dimensions which is oak-paaeied and has a grand staircase leading to the second story, where there is a large hall, which can be used for a picture gallery if desired. At tbe right of tbe entrance is a reception room finished in gold and ivory trimmings. Leading from the hail is the dining room, 17x31 feet, tba walls ot which are paneled in toman 3 wood and the ceiling is built with beams of the same material. Something worth noticing is tbe carved screen tbat divides the diiag room into an alcove which can be used for a breakiastroom. Tbe screen is very ele- Residence of W. IT. Bailty. Bant and extremely rich in effect. To the left of the entrance are large living rooms and billiard room connected. Tbe billiard room is finished in panel wainscot ting and redwood beams. The living and reception rooms have plaster ceiling decorations which are new in style and must become tbe leading features for future house decorations. All the rooms in the house are handsomely frescoed. The chambers in the second story are finished in highly polished natural woods, and the attic has a stage arranged for private tbeatricals, or it may be used for a ballroom. The main bathroom is waim-cotted in Colton onyx marble and the other bathrooms are tiled. All have hardwood floors. There is a basement under the entire house containing bathrooms, lavatories and servants' rooms, a refrigerator Residence of Goodall. room, which is an unusual feature in residences, storerooms, a wineroom, etc. Among the notable features of tbe house are the open plumbing, with silvered trups and pipes, and the elevator running from basement to attic The house is heated by hot water. Tbe kitchen has a tiled floor, and behind the sinks arc marble slabs eight feet square. The butler's pantry is beauti-luliy paneled in oak and has a hardwood inlaid floor, and is probably one of tbo most perfect butler's pantries in the State, having all the conveniences. The principal rooms, instead of being finished in the stereotyped way of tiles, have large slabs of black and gold marble, or colored Algerian marble. Mr. (ioodall bas spared no expense nor trouble to make his home complete and a model in every respect. The residence of W. H. Bailey is of the free renaissance design, with steep roofs, and having the features of a French chateau modernized. It is built and finished in woods of different varieties, tbe second story is shingled and has plaster friezes. The carvings on both the exterior and interior are very elaborate and extremely rich. The interior is finished in beautiful woods that are very scarce even m the Sandwich islands, their native place. Tbe hall, within the front door, is twenty-four feet square, and is finished in coa wood, probabiv the most beautiful that grows. . It was obtained from Mr. Bailey's plantation at the Islands, and bis home is probably the only one m the country that has any of it in its construction." Tbe stairway newells are of koa wood, to which the natives attach a religion r'-"'"""1, e i ii n T'Jstls as it is rare. there being bat very little of it is all tbe Sandwich islands. The ball i paneled in coa wood, with ceilings ot tbe same material, making the hall look very rich with its unique staircase. Tbe reception room to the riebt of the entrance is finished' in birdseye maple and beautifully frescoed. The dininz room is finished in oak, with paneled walls and molded ceiling. To tbe left of the hall are the living room, library and billiard room, all connected, and the smoking room. The library is out paneled and the billiard room' is fiuished in curly oak, while the living room is paneled with curly redwood. The rooms in the second story are handsome. All are furnished in natural woods and beautifully frescoed, as are also tbe bath rooms. The hall doors are tiled. The bathtubs are of the decorated-top pattern, and tbe plumbing is all open. The attic is fin-, isbeJ in many rooms of goodly proportions, including a gymnasium, and the basement is finished in the usual style, ; with rooms for storare and servants. The ' house, like tbat of Mr. Goodall, is heated with hot water. Nowhere can be found more complete residences than those of Captain Goodall and Mr. Bailey. Lyric Club Concert. The Lyric Clnb will give its next concert June 1st, at which the following will appear: Miss Dora Good sell, soprano: Mortimer Dores, pianist; Adolph Ladu, 'cellist, -assisted by an orchestra of forty pieces. SATLUDAY OUTINGS. Tbe Indiana State Society and the Rail road Picntca. The West Oakland railroad men picnicked at Sunol today. Thirty carloads of railroad men and their families, each car carrying an average of eighty, went out on tbe trip. The second annual basket meeting of the Indiana State Society was held at Laundry Farm today. Many prominent people were present. Kddy Gosi Free. W. E. 8. Eddy was yesterday afternoon acquitted of embezzlement, Eddy bought a wagon from C. Grossolast February and sold it before fully paying for it. A Methodl.t Church Kntertainnaent. .An enjoyable social was given by the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor of the Methodist Church on Thursday evenine. An interesting programme was presented and refreshments were served. STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM WITH CAKE Are soon in order. One of tbe best Cakes to bay is the "BERNARD" IT IS WHITE, CLOSE GRAINED. NOT TOO RICH And. im well suited to bo eaten witb Berries and Creanv ' Made osly by the ' ' LOG .CABIN BAKERY, v 47$ Eleventh" street, 0 ' ". fr.MS VastXweUu ft, I Oakjum

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