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OAKIjAHD DAILY; EVENING- TULBUNE, SATURDAY, MARCH 2 TEN PAGES. BEHEVOLERT ORtJERS. Progress of the iraternal Societies. ( ttiet Wek Among the Associations. Mutual Aid Very little of public internet has cc purred during the week among the benevo lent orders and mutual and fraternal associations. MASONIC FBATKRSrrt. On Wednesday evening .Oakland Cbap- " ter, No. 26, and Alameda Chariter, No. 36, R. A. M., held a joint session! ; at which Oakland Chapter conferred It he Mark Degree, after which Alameda Chapter conferred the Degree of fast Master upon id&tea two of ite own Chanter. and one for Oakland Chapter. The pleas ant and fraternal manner in which the two Chapters work together is commendable, and exemplifies the trne Masonic spirit. Live Oak LoeL'. No. CI, F. and A. M conferred the Feilow-Craft Degree last evenine. and will probably bonfer the Third Decree on next Friday evening. This stalwart olJ Lodge has figged ahead wonderfully the past three years, with new !iA and increasing prosperity. Oakland Idee. No. 188. F. And A. M will meet at Masonic Temple this evening for work. Tim officers of the above two Lodges constitute the Masonic Board of Relief for thin citv. and are doivz a nble work. " The other two Lodges of the dity should ioin bands with Live Oak ar.ll Oakland TxoV in this good work. Tbe drill corps of Oakland Command- n No. 11. Kniehts Templar, tnest twice "each week for drilL The great I trouble is in getting all the member out. i Attending one drill and missing two will ndver accom- nlish that nerfection aimed at. I Notwith standing the uisadvantAses of rjon-attend-ance. the corns is progressing I tinder its nhlA drill master. in Oakland Lodcre of Perfection. So. 12. A. and A.. Scottish Kite, will donfer the Fourth and Fifth Degrees ok Monday evenine 'next. A full attendance w re- . . . 1 - L. Crurlfcro-P hall on the second loor ot the Masonic Temple has lately been improved by raising and widening the stge, and in now bv far the best hull in the dity for en tertainments. No public hall or this coast has the conveniences that this pas lor en tertainments and narties. IN '; banqus hall and dressing rooms are urAurpassed. OEDER OF ODD FELLOW: The General Relief Committee of San Francisco, in conjunction with! the Oak land Board of Relief, went to Sacramento fcc-dav to- pay a visit to the Board of Re- ief of that city. .. Canton California. No. 11, ofl Oakland. was mustered in last Wednesday evening by Brigadier General Breyfogell and stall. KNIGHTS OF FTTIIIA.H. There is a diversity of opinion as to the true interpretation of tbe law in regard t the number of representatives to be electa"! to the Grand Ledge, as promulgated by the Grand Chancellors. The law as it jads is: One for the charter, ofae for the first 100 members, or a fraction oi 100 over I 50. In order to make it plait), a lodge having 99 members or less, one representa tive; a lodge having 101 members is enti tied to two representatives; a lodge liav Ing 151 members, three; a lodgi 251 members, four, and so on havinar upward. This is tbe view taken by Grand Chancel lor Katzenstein and Grand Keeper of Records and Seal Harney, and was also the intention of tbe framer of (the law, Past Grand Chancellor Eli P. Blackmer. Divisions 4, 11 and 15 will assemble for battalion drill armory. Wash in! .'ton and Twelfth streets, UakUnd, on March 23d. Tuesday, The Grand Lodge will conveije in San Francisco April lGth. I INDEPENDENT OBDEB BXAI B'EITH. It is rumored that some of th gentlemen who are members of the Constitutional Grand Lodge have expressed themselves as dissatisfied with the action of District Grand Lodge, No. 4, oh the endowment question, and they tbreatea that if the District Grand Lodge will! not re- consider its action at the next Bess fhnrter will be taken from them. ou, their In the meantime the Constitutional Grand Lodge intends to send two of their repres -ntatives to thin coast to convince the mem sers here that they are wrong. ANCIENT OBDEB USITED WOEKMEN, men. I returned Grand Master McPherson has from a very successful tour ariong the various lodges of the northern bounties, having met from the members cordial and gratifying welcome. Th Grand Recorder's report a most for last year shows that January 1st there were 17,716 members in this State. Admitted during tbe year. 1627; died, 167; suspended and expelled, 850; uet gain, 610:) rejected ' during the year. 166; average membership f mn Q rr7. ner lodtr-. 82.02; average death rate per I Oakland Legion No. 3, Select Knightsi i are preparing for a grand literary and musical entertainment, at an eatly date, to ha eiven. probably, at Masonic Hall. it nroimtu-d tu make it the finest enter tainmrnt of the season. Due notice will ha iriven bv the Committee. On n-xt Wednesday evening the Legion will visit Upchurch Legion at their hall at Center street. CNITED FBIENT1S The old certificates of the Independent Order, of Chosen Friends are berfectly good, and it is not necessary to have a new certificate bearing the name of tbje United Vrionds of the Pacific. The three assessments levied for March pay np all d- ath claims reported 1 a March l8t- i - . Grand Secretary Wood has received half f the money due from ex-J ecretary Lang's bondsmen, amountfng to $ !,548. It is expected the balance, will be said this month. I'NITEU ORDER OF HONOB -Grand Medica' Director Hartlejr reports he approval of 114 applications lor mem bership in the month of-February J 1KSC. Ten new Lodges have been'form ?d under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodt eof California during January and Kebri ary The assessments have been li vied for March on claims as follows: (Jeortre E Kreenlein.Triumph Lortge.No. 13d $3,000; William B. Kern. Marion jUofge, flis ability claim. S1.000: Ii. A. Davii, Wash ington Lod-.'e, N.. 4.S1.000: J. AJL.Tice, Hawkeye Lodge. o. 8. 62,000. CHOSEN FBltSVH. All of the t-erxii-annual reports are in the hands of tbe Giand Recorder, and show an increase cf331 in mernberxhipl in this iurisdiction for tbe last six montlls, as fol lows: July 1,' 18S5, 7,081, Jaduary 1, 1S86, 7,4M. EXIGHTS OK HONOR. The Grand Lodge closed its session by the election of the following grand officers: William IL Barnes, P. G. D. M. M Stern, G. D.; Duncan McPherso. G. V. H. M. -D.;T. D. Ili. rdan. G. A. D.; Curry, re-elecUd (!. li ; J W, (i. T.t E. F. Joy. H. C: T. H. 1 Ronrke, fit S. A. Penwell, G. GnardiaTi and R Faraday. G S.; Manuel Eyrel Lenbardt and L. l uunger were se Grand Trustees, C. E. Travers wajs chosen as Supreme Representative, wita J. VV. VrH Jr.. as alternate. I All the officers were then installed by J. W. Ward. Jr.. P. G. D., after wfiich the Grand Lodge adjourned sine die, . Wbv the World Moves. Little Boy3-Pa, wny ; does thfe world Pa (thinking of something Because it finds it cheaper than Vent. else) to pay HARLAN'S BAIL. j Admittedto Bail in tO,000 fer i j Murder. ' Sacbamexto, March 19ih. The halieas corpus case of ex-Senator Harlan was concluded to-day before Judge McFarland, and he was admitted to bail in the sum of 840,000. A bond was immediately made up in ten times the amount by friends of Harlan who were present, at follows: G. W. Scott, J; D. Stephen?, N. Wyckoff, B. W. Stephens, H. P. Merritt, F. Bul- lard, J. Watkinp, J. H. Gilde, Jas. Faris, R. S. Carey, each signing for $10,000. The argument occupied the Court from !l0 A. M. to 5 P. M. Messrs. Craig and High-ton argued in favor of the defendant being admitted to bail, and Messrs. Hart and Clark opposed it. In rendering his deci sion. Judge McFarland said that in' this case the question is whetheror not the proof is evident and the presumption strong that the defendant is guilty, or would probably be convicted of a apit.il offense that is an offence of which tbe punishment would be deatb. Considering all the circum stances of the case as they appear, I am not prepared to say that the proof is evi dent and the presumtion clear that he is guilty of a capital offense. That is a mat ter for tbe jury to determine. How they should determine it, how they will deter mine it, is not for me to say, but, considering all the circumstances, I am not prepared to say that tbe evidence is such and the presumption is such that bail must be refused on account of this being a capital ctrense. it does not seem clear to me that a jury would convict the defendant of murder in tbe first degree, ar-d it is still less clear that in case of such a conviction the punishment would be capital. In my judg-ment, therefore, the defendant should be admitted to bail. THE PREWETT CASE. Tbe Jury Uicliartred After Be- ing Locked 1'p JNineiy Itour. Hollister, March 19th. Tbe jury in the Prewett cape, after being out over ninety hours without agreeing.were dis charged this morning. The first ballot stood 7 to 5 in favor of conviction, the sec ond 8 to 4, the third lOjio 2, the fourth 11 to 1. This ballot HS taken before daylight Tuesday morning anl the situation remained unchanged throughout. lne eleven were in fav .rr.f truiltv of murder in the second degree, but offered the dissenting juror to bring in a Comoro- mise verdict of manslaushter, which was refused. Kumorfk are circulatinsr of in tended arrests by the prosecution- and the defense of jurors itr perjury, but as vet nothing has been done. Ihe interest taken in the trial has been so great that it will be difficult to obtain a jury for a second trial. A TRAIN BLOCKED By Cave in the Tebacliepi .nouiitaiii. Caliexte, March 19th. Train JO, due at Los Angeles at 1:30 r. si., is detained by a wreck in Tunnel 5, about six miles south of here. It will take about two das s to clear the track for trains. Meanwhile the passengers (about 180), mail, express and baggage, will be transferred around the trtnneL The passengers have been taken back to Sumner, where they will li.n. . : i -1 E ua,c uou Buoujaiiuabioii9 wniie arrange ments are beincr made to transfer them. Ihe wreck was cansed bv the derailment or a foreign car on Train 21, just ahead o the passenger. When this car left t , track it knocked down some of th lnr timbers, allowing the esrth above to 'C?ve in. hnmni? th rr nn.l AKapi.M;n LUCI F r. - v...u H ' .V, 1 tunnel. A defpetivn tr,,r.lr .,-.,A tne ue railment. i( BUTCH" DAVI2 Arretted in Stockton on an Oak land Warrant stable Car roll to-night arrested J. II. Da' ,'is, known as "Butch. Davis, on a dispatcIV from ine Captain of Police of Oakland. lDavis ar rived here on Monday last and returned to San Francisco Wednesday, wherrf: he pub lished a card deriving the state ml mt in tb papers that he had eloped with At Irs. Heed of. Oakland, deserting his wife land four children. He arrived here again la st night. He says he did not leave Oaklalid with any woman and that the charge again' him is a blackmailing scheme. The aptain of Police of Oakland wired the officers to hold Davis and that an officer wof uld be sent after him in the morning. 1 Davis objected to being locked up and svtid he could give bail. f SAN FRANCISCO APPOINTMENTS Henley Will Appear Befoa Senate Committee In It to Xbeir Confirmation. Washington, March 19th. KejLreeent ative Henley bad an interview wits Sena tor Morrill, Chairman of the Sen&te Fi nance Committee, in regard to the ation of Judge Lawton to be Superi ent of the Branch Mint in San i ra an(j WM promised that he should h opportunity to be beard before actio taken in the case. He says he. h1 ceived the same promise from the man of tbe Committee on Commerce gard to the nominations of Collector, gcr and Surveyor Tinnin. California Fruit in the Ea Washington Porter, of the firm of I? Bros., Chicago, is in San Franoisco mkking arrangements for handling the California fruit of the coming season. This fijrm is one of the largest dealers in fresh fry it u the United States, and. makes a specialty .f f nl. f ...n in fmit. Tf li n I Vina n lia wval by a San Francisco newspaper that If orter Bros, had captured, or aDsorbec., the Fruit-Growers' Union, and that individual fruit-growers would be at the mertcy of this firm, but tbe fact seems to be thjat the Directors of the union have only engaged Porter Bros, as agents, on account 6f the facilities of that hrm tor distributiug tbe fruit. The contract allows Porter Bros, 10 per cent, commission on sales, tliey to pay all sub-commissions, and they are to find a market for all fruit shipped by tbe Union. There does not seem to be any thing in the arrangement that savors of collusion betweeu the Directors of the Union and Porter Bros. A Cruel Joke, .Mekcei, March 19rh. A number of wild young men got on a lark here last night, and essayed to have some sport at the expense of a drunkea negro, known as Howard Wales, whom they had indue ed to make public speeches, treating him frequently to whiskey till he fell, when he was put to sleep in a wagon-box, where some one smeared his face with red paint. This morning he was found suffering intensely, and is now in a critical condition, having taken the poisonous substance into his lungs, eyes, nostrils and mouth. No arrests have been made. Ex-Governor Irwin's Mrotker Dead. Ybeka, Marth 19th. Britton Irwin, brother of ex-Govtrnor William Irwin, died very suddenly this morning while in bed. His wife was awakened by his strug gles. On speaking to tiini and getting no answer the' immediately called for help. Before assistant-e could be had he was dead. The death of bis brother, to whom b- was greatly attached, had a marked effect upon him. The immediate cause of his death was heart disease. A Damper on Football. At a special meeting of the California Football League it was unanimously resolved that on account of the death of W. E. Woodward of tbe Law College Team the match arranged for to-day, between the Reliance and Wasp teams, be postponed until the end of tbe series. The League has also adopted a rule against "low tackling," which was the cause of the in juries received by Mr. Woodward. POOR BEN. By J. W. Watson, Author of "Beautiful1 Sw w, The i'attef of Little Feet, "and o her poems. (Copprifkted 1SSS, by S. S McClune,) , A story is nothing, unless improbable Amateur writers have a way of saying, to recommend their stones, that they are ail true, Dut as an editor 1 say, em phaticslly, that this is no recommendation. Working counter to my iwn principle, I will create prejudice in the beginning, against my own story by asserting that every word of it is true, except the names. ; , Every village has a fool, many of them, . but always one particular fool or idiot, who - wanders aimlessly around, and is made the butt and gibe of all, both great and small, especially of the boys. The village of Chance had its idiot, in the person of well, we will call him Ben Green. , Ben was a handsome feliow, when his face was washed and he Chad clean clothes on. was stal wart auTgeut!e, and was 22 years of ate. He had a father living, but that's all. He took no care of the poor fellow, save giving him food and a place to sleep, but otherwise he was allowed to go about as a mere harmless animal. Ihere was a rumor that when his mother died, and he was 10 years eld, she had left live thousand dollars, to be paid to him when he was eighteen; bat it was 1 mere rumor, and nobody was interest' to hnd ont about it Up to the age of twelve Ben as one w , of the smartest boys in the pis H with all was ahead in school and ah" the boys in their Ramesi'-T",-f!!te Iami8$as thPe t -in i a universal (another httie school, sw? !! 5 eara ynn?er than Ben, and rt. How Ben became clared sweethea' called a "softy" can be what the boys soon told. the boys and girls, A- numner o their wild exi berance, rushing from owded into ft farmer i school, had on wagon driven lj y a negro hoy, who, as wild as his paj sengers. whipped np his horses to.akef TU 8?eea- tu D-B 1 , '" I could not maf - . . "t . . . . fli arrA thpm nnH iua r'i not mai first to jump ui, iu wmcn ne was ror the children exceOt Be lowed by all, and Mamie ll or less injuretj aillips, and all were, more thoughnone. as it niroVed seriously. amie to cling to the wagon Ben told 51 to lie dowrf in it, and once more h made an ath mpt to stop the mad. career als, to do which he was ot the amii and up in the wagon; but h obliged to ti lid nr.t rv:c etil. and a collision with stone waL1 l- : t i l - was the consequence- m wagon became jammed bu did not , JPse ant horses, breaking . . sai l that it was a cool and calcu 1 t- piece of work on Ben's part, most skillfi y done, although there were who held that he could not have , , id it. Mamie always' insisted1 on yformer, and declared that the last .rds Ken spoke before they struck re: "Lie still, Mamie, I'll save you.' lie did. Mamie was unhurt, but, alas, pJPwas thrown out; striking 'on the i ail Yiuitrutiy, ucau ursi, aau was 14 picKea np witn a iracturea sknn, un- fractured ri T ' I i , cuu!uuu3. j' or two weens 'no jay speechless, hovering between 'life and deatb, .during whic"i time the 10-year old Mamie was almost his only nurse. At the nd of this time he raised himself in his bed and said, "Was Mamie hurt?" Mamie, who stood beside him, soon convinced him of her, safety. though at first he did not know her, and also told him that the doctors said he would get well. Then he was auiet, hut it waa soon discovered that poor Ben was an idiot, though physicaiiy souna ana nanasome. There was no use of ljis returning: to' school.. He could learn nothing, and had forgotten what he had; known, though when he was permitted! to go he waa always gentle, ana would sit very quietly and listen with apparent in terest to all that transpired, especially to anything in which Mamie, was concerned. Ri fact, Mamie was everything to him sister, mother, and protectoit Mamie herself being motherless, though with a far different father from Ben. Mamie had assumed complete charge over Ben, for though his father had a housekeeper, the old woman troubled herself very little about the poor idiot, and was rather pleased to hare Mamie take him off her hands. Consequently it was Mamie's business to see that Ben had clean clothes at the proper time and his face and hands washed, or to make him little delicacies to eat or buy him trifles of dresa ftom her pocket-money for his adornment, so that Ben was always well fed and well dressed. As the years sped on, Mamie grew up to be a beautiful and accomplished woman, and had many admirers, all of whom were gently repulsed, she having no hesitation in saying, in some cases, that she felt-it her duty to remain single and take care of poor Ben, who had, in saving her life, become helpless. Whatever they may have inwardly thought of this, nobody protested against it, not even her father, who was only too glad to keep Mamie with him and keep his home. As to Ben, he simply worshiped her. She was his divinity, and nightly, hen he repeated the prayers taught him in childhood, he added a rambling but fervent addenda for Mamie. "Yes," he would say, when the boys. whom he still continued to play with, as boy, would try to tease him about Mamie, "I'm going to marry Mamie when I cet well. She says I shall, and Mamie knows: though I'm. afraid there's a law against boys marrying angels." - i "You 11 let me come to your wedding, Ben!" said one of the boys. "Oh, yes! you shall all come, and oh, what a wedding we're going to have ! Why, the Queen of England is doing to be bridesmaid, and the President grooms man. JUamie nas written to mem They'll . do anything for Mamie, of course; they know how good she is. They often send me presents. She giveB me presents, too, and 1 m more careful of what she gives me than I am of what they do. The poor rellow believed all he said to be true. Intact, Mamie herself bad, in vented many of these harmless tales to amuse him, even though she knew he would repeat them. It was a source of perpetual wonder to the villagers, when they noticea now completely uen was under the influence of Mamie. With the boys he was rough as the boys were, and with those of grown people whom he did not like, or who had spoken unkindly to him, he would have nothing to do, refusing even to epeak to them.; but with Mamie he was a gallant cava lier, proud and polite, and in public it would have taken close observation to have detecte4 anything about Ben but the most devoted admirer and attendant. But among the boys it was impossible to prevent the practical jokes of which Ben was made the victim. They were not wicked, but mischievous, and Ben, who ometimes became angry, rarely let his nger last more than a few minutes, and ever'cherished malice. One day the boys were gathered upon the railroad bridge spanning the Chance liver, and were challenging each other to lump from the nearest shore arch, which was about thirty feet above the water. This most of them did. Then was proposed that each shonld be blindfolded, led to the arch, and only pall off tbe bandage after he had touched tbe' water. -v'M '.'"..'"':-;" Most of them did this, and then it came Ben's tarn. He was bandaged. and then there was a whispering tmon the boys, a suppressed laugh, and poi Ken was led unsuspectingly to the a die arch of the bridge, with a fa' nearly. a hundred feet, and sprang, it, amid the shouts and laughing ( ' boys, who did not know what they aged r "e- v"i -over into horror, as they Saw Ben txzZ and over and finally strike his back and disappear u,. figThere were some ents three or four them, and m a few mSw arch and 8wim. had gone over the L0 r j Aian. ming to the spot y- foP hi Thev peared were 4h th ,urfacCj and with brought him toi, .u.. u great d.fficnity Jjtored t0 consciouane38i aid, he w-as rg ch and was-conveyed though not tam8ent for home and Al. ,t. :i i the meantime, there was a ing, and k of intelligence ont of his " - he doctor said he was sufl'erinz eyea. sjjock; the striking on the water from,:!,. ---v.i Kinn, nn .11 n,rt ( ' naMnn at stni-bA anrl mliila if l.ll 1 -I nnt r?Xi him any harm, it might io him good. That night Ben slept well, and the morning he said to Mamie, who was at his side: "Mamie, I feel as if I was well, though I do not know what has happened to me. I have a pain in my head, but I can think-." Then Mamie talked to him, and her heart throbbed with thankfuluess and delight. Yes, he could think and talk intelligently. The doctor was sent for, and at once pronounced , Ben no longer an idiot. The shock of striking the water had cured him, and that mystery, the human brain, was once more in its proper action.- A book was handed him, and he read easily, once in a while halt-iug over the task. Pen and paper were brought, apd, for the first time in ten years, Ben signed his name and wrote a sentence. i In a week, recovered from the'inward bruise and strain; Ben was up and about, but not among the boyB. He had grown ten years older in a single day. For weeks, at times, he retained that dazed look which he used to have but that finally disappeared, and he was all himself. His memory about the ten years that he had been ghat he called sick was indistinct, altlrough - all the prominent events came out boldly and vividly. .!'". There was only one thing in which he did 'not alter, .and that was in his devotion to Mamie. He was with her constantly; he did not forget her devo tion to him, and he only looted forward now to the day when she Bbould become his wife. She had put the period at six months, which he accepted, as he did everything she said, and in the meantime he demanded from his father, toward whom he had no cause for affection, an accounting of his trust; and the $5,000, with interest for the twelve years, more than double the original amount, was paid him, though during that time there was not the slightest doubt that, the old man had made a small fortune off the original sum. The six months soon tlew by, and durini? it Ben was not idle. He had de termined to locate in New York, and to that point his attention was directed, lc'was hard for him to leave Mamie, even tor a day, but be aid, witn nis money profitably invested, and when they were married be entered upon a clerkship in a large mercantile house,, and Jin three years proved himself so well adapted for his calling that he en tered it -with his capital as a partner. Ben is now a very fich man, and has just given a public library to Chance, and there is talk of his building a country seat on a little plot of a hundred acres, overlooking the town, which his father could, not help leaving him, seeing that he had to leave it himself, only thxt Ihe citizens of Chance says that it is too valuable to be turned into a mere private residence. However, that's the story, told iu the best way 1 can tell it, seeing that it bas the disadvantage of being true. SUPERINTENDENT GILSON. Tbe. Principal and Xeacbers of J Complimentary to Him. At the last regular meeting of the prin cipals of the Public Schools of Oakland, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted and subscribed and presented to Mr. J. C. Gilson, City Superintendent of Schools. .Many kind words of personal regard, as well as of high appreciation of his official acts, were spoken by most of the principals. Mr. Gilsou's response was in terms most appropriate. The action of the principals was to him quite a surprise. The meeting was every way enjoyable. Mr. Gilson will retire from his official position carrying with him the warm re gard of tbe entire department j teachers and Board. the Resolutions. Whebkas, Mr. J. C. Gilson is about to retire irom the office of City Superinten dent of Schools, a position he haa held for four years, therefore be it Jusolred,' lhat we, the I rincipals ot the various ocnoois ot the uity ot uakiand, having been associated with him during the whole period of his incumbency, recog nize Mr. Gilson as an ahle educator, a faithful and most conscientious public offi cer, a judicious ana nrm tnena ot the schools, and a courteous and affable gentle man. A ever, in our judgment, has be in his official capacity been actuated by other feelings or motives than those arising from a sincere desire to serve the best interests of the Oakland schools. He bas been dn tiring in his zeal to interest both teachers and pupils in their work, and the present high standing of our schools is largely due to his unceasing enorts in their bebait. Into whatever walk of life circumstances may direct him in future, we wish for him the. same honorable name that be has so justly earned in the cause, of popular education, "i Rcnolve'J, That these resolutions be spread at large on the minutes of the Prin cipals' meetings, and that a copy be sent to the daily pre-s of Oakland for publica tion and an engrossed copy be presented to Mr. Gilson. Samuel T. Black, Durant-school. Thomas Olin Craford, Lincoln school. J. H. Sumner, 1- rankhn school. 11. M. Mullen, Harrison school. A. F- Aldrich, Lafayette school." J. B. McChesney, Irving Grammar school and Oakland High school. D. T. Fowler, Prescott school. J. S. Garlick, Cole school. P. A. Gavin, drawing. J. E. Colby, Giawson school. Elizabeth Powell, Grant school. Rosamond 11. Johnston, Tompkins school. . Cni Bono. First Citizen It's all very well to talk about putting the wires under ground, but what s the use of attempting the impossible? . Second Citizen iVhy, impossible? First Citizen There is an insurmount able obstacle. Second Citizen What is it? First Citizen The committee ap pointed to put them. The Jewish Messenger calls attention to the fact that several New York mer cantile houses have conspicuous placards printed in English, German and llebrfic: "No PeadierB ailowea tiere." T MISCELLANY. live through all things famine pain; all grief aud misery, - Sod i sorrow; life inflicts its worst and body but we cannot die. we be sick and tired and faint and worn. things can be borne. religion does nothing for your tern- per i it has done nothing for your soul. Clayton. t i In the world ye shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer; I "have overcome the world. j We are to look for tbe origin of man in paradise, not in the zoological garden. Or. Jr. Pigon. Little children, love one another. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all. Bible. . ' Any philosophy of right that always helps the oause of wickedness must be erroneous. Rev Dr. Ri W. Patterson. Slippery places may fling np the heels of great giants, and little temptations may overthrow well-grown Christians. Lee. Be you poor, tempted, ignorant,' stupid, be what you will, you are God's child; ytmr father's love is over you, his mercy ready for you. Wouldst thou have thy flesh obey thy spirit? Then let thy spirit obey thy God. Thou must be governed that thou may 'st govern. Augustine. Lijht of the world, we err to thee For light, more light, to guide as all. -The ways of life we cannot see; - We think, we stand, we know we fall The world is darker than the night; Light of the world, more light! more light! It istrue that fire, borne for the sake of truth, is martyrdom; but the hand burnt u ascetic severity does not give the cron of martyrdom, nor even inspire the martyr's feeling. Robertson. John Buny an was once asked a question about heaven which he could not answer, because the -matter was not revealed in scripture, and he thereupon advised the inquirer to .live a holy life, ana go and see. It depends upon fathers and mothers to bring children up in an atmosphere of reverence for God's authority, and of obedience to law, and this from the first. The mother's work begins with the babe in her arms. Mrs. Margaret Sangster. The lamp God wants ou to keep buruiriiwjthtlio light of joy and good-ns, is your heart, and. the oil that will make lit shine is the Holy Spirit who comes i into our hearts, and every time yon do a kind or loving act for the poor or the troubled, you are doing an errand for Jeada. ttev. Wilbur F. Crafts. A pari frohi all beliefs,! there is a mysterious influence for good exerted upou the living by the memory of the beloved dead. On ail hearts not utterly corrupt, "the thoughts that come by the graves .of. -the departed fall like dew from heaven" and quicken into purer life and biaber resolves.--John Hay. More BWleet' than odors eauht by him who sails Near spicy -shores of Araby ths blest. t , A thousand times more exquisitely sweet, j The freight of holy feeling wtiich we meet, In thoughtful m uiente wafted by the gales From fields where pood men walk, or bowers wherein they rest. - Many good people think that they ought to guard the gospel; but it is never sosafe as when it stands .out in its own native misty. It wantno cover ing from 'us. i When we protect it with provisos, and guard: it with exceptions, ansl qualify it with observations, it. is like David in Saul's armor; it is . hampered and hindered, and you may even hear it cry: "X cannot go with these." Spurgeon. ' I am ;here because God has sent me to do a work that no other being could do but myself. Had, there not been room for me, God had not made me. Had I not been" needed in America, God had not placed , me in America. Had I not work in the nineteenth century, I had not been horn. I am in a place am sent of God on a mission, and if I perform' it, God shall acknowledge that I have done Jus work. Bishop Simpson, Some few - dangers we are aware o knd we do what we can to provide against them; but for the greater portion our eyes are blinded, that we cannot see. We walk seemingly under his guidance, without whom not a sparrow falleth to the gronnd; and when we have had escapes that angelshave admired at, we come home and say, perhaps, that nothing has happened at least, nothing particular. Jean Ingelw. Saloons, and all theaters and other places of amusement are brilliantly lighted. Every place of business that is open in. the evening takes pains at this point, but many churches are dark and gloomy. They can be passed in the evening without being seen, and it is actually dangerous to ascend or descend their steps. Many elegant churches are defective here. A fine church in Washington avenue,' Brooklyn, had no lights in front of it for the first ted years of its history, and being under shade trees was hardly perceptible to a passing traveler. We believe that proper;iights in front of churcbea would visibly! increase the evening , congregation. Tie Chris-tian Advocate. j There is a peculiar charm anjd power in the lova of Jesus, as seen- in St. Matthew's gospel. When he; himself speaks of love, as in the fourth gospel by the apostle whom he loved, our love is sthnmoned to attend our affections, so to speak,, are ' in waiting called especially into life; but when love shines through majesty, when we see the crook of the shepherd in the -vlafted right arm of power, we are southed' as by sweet sayings overhear(Iad tokens f affection discovered unawares; we see not only the son of man loving his brethren, not only the son of God loving the world, bub our eyes seem to behold the king in his beauty, and we feel, in our weakness, the everlasting arms beneath us. Dean Alford. The devout Keble, ih one of his devotional poems, asks what a- man's f rieods would do if heaven loaned them its light to see "the rude, bad thoughts that in oui bosoms might, wander at large, nor heed love's- gentle thrall. Answering bid own question, he assumes that the sad discosure would cau.se one's friends to shun nd leave one friendless to "die 'unwept."' He then prays to tbe merciful one, whom he addreeses as "Thou who canst love us, though ; thou read us true." Iu this last line there is a most comforting thought to the believer, who is often battled in his moments of prayer and meditation by the hosts of "rude, bad thoughts" which will persist in coming up, like troops of unbidden ghosts from the hidden depths of his heart to vex his souL How he hates': himself because of their obstinate persistence! And how ofton he is tempted to believe that his Lord turns from him in holy disgust. But not so. His Lord is very pitiful, and seeing the struggles of his followers to drive away these rude troubles of his soul, he loves! him still. Bo of good cheer, therefore, O tortured disciple! Think of the greatness of the love that clings to thee, despite those vain thoughts; for no sooner shall thy mind have fairly taken hold of his image than all thy vain thoughts will have vanished like morning mists before the risen sun. Zion.' Herald. The latest Version. 'Who cut down that cherry tree?" thundered Washington pere. - I "Father," said truthful George as he uncorked a small bottle of milk. "I cannot tell a lie; I don't remember." GOOD-BYE TO HER DEAREST. Dear Jove ! I will sy bat good-hro, I And Jit some troSe fore booing lire. I i Each souls is stifled In a nich, i A: heavy bimlra oo mo liest ' i; Yon. too, witiliin jour lmort heart, ' IWin a shadow lurking nigh; ! But si dob we now at hut must part 1 Way not farewe& but-just good-bye 1 : I eren thought to smile at thi That yon wight caU we brave and stronr : But life willful! so much M mias. And jbyless murenta wear so long 1 Haply an undrawn curtain veils The fateful future f rt m each eye; Bat true faith never flacs nor fails. And so well hope and say good-bye! : But Vo each Instant rmtv hrfnn X My baJpless Ceet more near the trinl; : I tremble like a wretch vhn nlinira : To straws wbea destined soon to sink. vii, r,ve you counted well tbe days Which ere we meet must lag or fly ? My soul with you my body stay x : Alone, when we have said good-bye t How shall t waif until you come, A weary women wait and weep f Ears deaf and hps to others dumb, To tend yo kisses when I sleep, And if. oh, if we never meet, M love, forget me not, and I, My aoui shall journey with you, sweet, And now, indeed, ind ed rood be I j, i Annie Hubert ton A'oxan. THE CAMBRIANS. Citizen of Welsh Birth and Parentaee Form a Society. , An enthusiastic meeting of the Welsh people of Oakland was held! last Thursday evening, at the, Jones bazar, on -Broadway. The object of the gathering was to consider the advisability of organizing a Welsh society in this city. Mr,; David Hughes, East Oakland, was unanimously elected President pro tempore, and Mr. Thomas Lloyd Williams, Secretary.; After a great deail of discussion it was nnaDt; mously and enthusiastically resolved to or-ganizs an association, and a committee of three gentlemen were appointed to draft a constitution; and bye-laws, this committee to report at the next" meeting, April 1st. Also, it, was resolved that a committee be appointed to make immediate arrangements in connection with the "Eisteddfod" to be i helkl, here on St. David's Day, 1887. li i There is no English word equivalent to the Celtic word 'Eisteddfod. " The meaniug of the word is, "a gathering of the literati," pronounced a aistethvod. It is an ancient institution of Wales, were prizas. are awarded for the best essays, poetry, etc. J he committee will soon publish the eubjsi-ts for competition at the coming "Eisteddfod.") The committees are as follows: Musical I Committee Messrs. William Hughes and John James, and Mrs. T1 P. Hughes. Literary Committee Me-r?. Solomon Jones, L M. Merlin-jones and David Hughes (East Oakland). The; two committees to form the Executive Committee of the Eisteddfod. The llevs. l. Hutrhe (San Francisco! and Moses Williams, Messrs. It. Jones, IV .T-fc 'I'i. ' 11 l 1 ' J James, and various other representative Welshinen Spoke very warmly in favor of a Welsh organization, and no doubt this society will j become one of the strongest national : organizations in this city. Sixty-five already have signed, .pledging ,to become active Members. Thenext meeting will be April 1st, at. Jones' Bazaar, 955 Broadway, jj i Get Your Picture Taken, And if you want it executed in the high, est style of the photographer's art and the work performed at a reasonable price, go to. "OrmsbyiJ the Photosrapher." This gentleman has an extensive establishment, equipped .with all the modern appliances of the photographer's art, and employs none but operatives and artists of tbe first order. No slipshod work is turned out by Oroisby: every picture must be perfoct in likeness, : execution and finish before it leaves the gallery. ' j i i y ...t T Carrlaire and Huggics. Oakland ik'ja City of drives, and every body who can atlora the luxury keeps a vehicle of ejome kind and one or more horse?, according to their means. Parties in need of carriage?, buggies,- horse furniture or agricultural implements are referred to the establishment of Brownell & West, at Twelfth and Franklin streets. where they can make tbeir selections from a large and well-assorted stock of these articles, j. 'j) A White Clear Factory (or Oak. 'I f land. : j ' There is a good deal of smoking in 100,- 000 cigars which L. Mayer is! offering for sale at reduced prices, first come, first served, at his store, 871 Broadway, between Seventh and Eighth streets. These cigars range in quality from 25 to $65 per 1,000 at wholesale, and these figures nave been cut down, as Mr. Mayer wants to make room for a new stock inside; of 30 days, when be proposes to start a white man cigar factory, which will be of great advantage toil the city. He should be en couraged in -carrying out a design so bene ficial to the people. , I ii l'oang Man j ' . Wanted, to solicit for caneing chairs; also boys to: learn caneing chairs, at H. SCHELLHAAS, 408 Eleventh street. Drop in1! and see L ANGEL & BELL at the Temperance Pool and Billiard Parlors, 471, 473 and 475 Eighth street. Auction X Auction t Prices daily; furniture, ' carpets, bed lounges, at' 408 Eleventh st. H. SCHELLHAAS, Profrirtor. - ' Have your eyes tested with Johnston's Eye-Meter. I L. A. Kelley, Optician, 1105 Uroadway. . i Sat, Hoys, let's go down to LANCEL & BELL'S, and have a game of Pool or Billiards. ; ji - , Iu Aay Snrltb, Searcher of Records, removed, to No. 459 Ninth street, between Broadway ani Washington street. Melodian on sale; cheapest and best place to buy for cash. li. ftCHKLhllAAa. 408 iileventhi street. DAMIANA' Is acknowledged by those : who have used it to be a great invigorator and nervine A Lett ding- Citizen Kays: . "I believe Eucalyptus a better medicine for coughs,; colds, bronchitis, sore threat or any tendency to consumption than the common ruu jof coiigb syrups.'.l Tint Gum Tree (L'ucalyJMw) Cough SjJrvp ia now of' fered to the public! on its own merits ' by lielsey &: t flint, sole agents. i Don't fail to tryi some of that Eastern buckwheat flour that Agard & Co. have just imported from New York. Tke largest Pool an Billiard Parlors in town are those of LANCEL & BELL'S, 471 473 and 475 Eighth street.; : (iaze at Thi. Boston, 27 and 824. New York, $22 and $25. Cjhicago and St. Louis, $10. Mis-s un Rivet, $5, via the popular BURLINGTON ROUTE. Geo. B. Seama. Passenger Vgent, Corner Ninth and Broadway. - I : '! ' " . : I i 1 i 1 E. A. Browk, firedj ont ' of the Union." Call and get your winter' coal 410-412 Ninth street, i I Peice reduced Genuine coal for sala by all dealers. Wellington H 1 . m. H LYON & KIXSEY, the only furniture aue tioneers in ithia city, will buy or sell yon Chalybeate water for impoverished blood. Chalybeate water for female -weakness. Chalybeate water for green sickness. Cbaly beate water for dy sent ry, dyspepsia Chalvheate water for general debility. Denot. 997 Market street. San Francisco. and 470 Ninth street, and at Bowman's ! drugstore, Oakland. i . j ,; iNDEPESiljEirr iof the Union In the coal businesa E;. A.i Brown, 410-412 Ninth street. ' - I -- - I j' i White labor, chairs re-caned, cording to the - times, at H. HAAS. . h - I . prices ac-SCHELL- AT HOME AND AS33A0. i Hoey bed sofas for sale or exchange at II. Schellhaas. 408 Eleventh street. Coin silver watches, warranted two years, are now sold at low a four dollars at the City Loan Office, 1162 Broadway, near Fourteenth street. - . : Oyster Home I Bakery and Restaurant 463 and 465 Seventh street. Ladiea' private roomaj Opn all night.' J. Lkviqck Prop. . ! The grand raffle for the gold watch and chain and diamond ring at the "Dingo" is postponed to Saturday eve, April 3, 1880. Whittaker Hams at 12Ja per lb., at Washington Market, 828 Broadway, bet. Sixth and Seventh streets. Sonoma Wine Depot, 409 Eighth street. John Hof carries one of the best stocks of tine wines and liquors. ' Opera Wine Rooms, Twelfth and Webster streets. J, p. Wonderlick , Proprietor. -A welcome awaits yon at Oar Boys' Sample lloom, I for wines, liquors ana cigars, 400 seventh street. G. W. Bolser, artist with P. N. Kuss, 409 Thirteeth street. Sin, pictorial, ornamental, portrait, landscape, floral and lustre Minting. Say, ; boys. Dick Sanner'o is the place to get good drinks, ' 477 Eighth street. For rood 15c meals and upwards co to tbe California Kestaurant, 854 Broadway, near Seventh, j E. Held has removed his shaving establishment from Eighth street to 466 Twelfth street, near .Broadway. For iBnmgardner Bye of 1881, go to . Thayer, 464 Eighth street. First-class wines, liquors, and cigars at John Terney'a, 854 Broadway. Fine lunch. French mixed candies at Thomnaoa'o. 4C0 Seventh street, 25 cents. Two eggs, with coffee, 15 cents, at ;th Palace Uestaurant, 968 Broadway, near Tenth street. : , '. Pure, fresh broken candy at Thompson's 4C0 Se venth street. 10 cents. Twenty-one15 cent Meal tickets' for Z2 75, at the Palace Restaurant, 968 Broadway, near Tenth. Ozark Exchange beats them all for fine wines, (liquors at id cigars and good lunch. Corner! Twelfth and franklin. I m Latel works of best authors, at NEW BOOKj STOKE. 925 Broadway. I miraculous) j;eupc. W.-W. Kee'd, druggist, of Winchester, Ind., writes:. "One of my .customer, Mrs, Louisa, Pike, ' Bartonia, Randolph Co., Ind., was a long sufferer from Consumption, and was given up to- die by her physicians. She heard of Dr. Kings Mew Discovery for Consumption, and began buying it of me. In six months' time she wa, Iked to this city, a distance of six miles, and is now so much Improved she bas quit using I i, fnal. mUm awm 1 . (a , It I 'r8 Trial Bottle at Kirklsnd A; Trow- I bridge drug store. Upright Piano on sale at II. Schellhaas' 403 Eleventh street. Pbick reduced Genuine Wellington" coal far sale by all dealers. . But your furniture at auction pnoes, at LYON ft Kisssrs. I v i j - i ; tun! 'ur icapes, caps and cloaks made and repaired.. Fine fur collars and cuffs on hand and made to order. Meyers, 869 Broadway, Oakland. DAM LAN A act directly making them stronger. upon the kidneys. Bneklen's aralea Salwe. Tub Best Salvk in the world for Cuts, 1 Bruises, Sores, Ulcere, Salt Rheum, l ever, Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chuoiains, Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and positively cures Piles, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction, or money refunded. Price 2 cents tier box. For salary KIRKLAND &TKOW-BRIDGE. i : Delicacies and Cracker. For delicacies 1 in crackers and fancy biscnitSigoyta tbt cracker depot, 456 Sev-" enth street, Broad way station. All ood received freeh eve)ry day. Fine cream and snowflake biscuits, and 100 other varieties. Goods deliveredfree to any part of the city.- H. Hteew, Manager. DAMIANA Is a Mexican herb and comes from La Pas. I i i Finest of flowers, best of bouquets, choice -t shrubbery, plants and fruit trees, seeds of all kinds, at Pauls' Floral Depot, corner Ninth and Webster. r I Original .Tlarket 1559 Broadway, corner Twenty-first, newly fitted up ind; entirely renovated. The best and finest varieties of freeb and salt meat in tbe city, J Orders taken and delivered free of charge. Joa. Simon, Prop .'( . - Consumers of lumber an building material cannot well afford to bay before lookiog over the immense stock at the Brooklyn Lumber Yard and getting tbeir prices, i They keep the choicest Humboldt surfaced redwood to be found. In the mar ket. , i f - All the nobby styles forj.youog men a Meyer's. 869 Broadway. j- Peice reduced Genuine Wellington coal for sale by all coal dealers. Bbst storage rooms and lowest rates, at LTOX EINSICY'B AUCT1QN HOOHB. The most popular resort in town at pres ent, is tbe Temperance Pool and Billiard Parlora, 471, 473 and 475 Eighth street. i New Stjrlee Kstr lleadf At Meyer's, 869 Broadway. White Laker Cla;ar Factory. Robert Kaerzel, 869 Broadway, makes and sells the best cigars in Oakland. None but white labor employed, and the best of material nsed. Wholesale and retail. I The Narrow liaaee - Is making rapid progress to wend its way out Telegraph avenue, and have already made a good effect onFourteenth and Franklin streets. Others are likewise making arrangements, i Stein, our leading tailor, has reduced his prices on bis new spring suits in order to follow the Narrow Uauee. liejrser Keda. j Drink Geyser Soda, I natural, mineral water It elferveaces like champagne. . The Swiss Confectionery. The best Io4 cream manufactured on he Coast, served in any part of the city. Particular! attention given to orders for wsd-dintr parties or receptions. WILLIAM J. J. F. LAAGE, proprietor. 416 Twelfth street, Oakland. - '! Never uive I' p. j If you are suffering with lowt and depressed spirits, lot- of appetite, eeneraj debility, disordered blood, weak; constitution, headache, or any other disease of a bilious nature, ny au means procure a DOl- tle of Electric Bitters. You will be ur-prised to see the rapid Improvement that will follow; you will be inspired 'with new life; strength aud activity will return; pain and misery win cease, and nencetortn yon i will rejoice in tbe praise of Electric Bitters. Sold at fifty cents a bottle. i Oeneral Overland Ticket Office. Best rates and accommodations1, by the "Short Route" for all points East. Apply at Whitney's Exnreaa Aeencv, 855: Broad way. Cheap steamer rates to and from trans-Atlantic ports. . Go to E. A Brown for coal and make your prices. t 1 j Ir yoo intend sending for your relations In Europe, call on Whitney & Co.'a Express, 855 Broadway , ! ; - xiouee jnovera. Messrs. Maloon & Bankhead, bouse movers and raisers, holding weight for new foundations a specialty, are prepared to execute all work entrusted to them with promptness ana at lowest possible rates. All orders left for them at the yard, 832 Eighteenth street, or at C27 Chestnut, or Baokhead furniture store, Washington street,i or 858 Washington street, will be promptly attended to. ff ' -

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