The San Francisco Call from San Francisco, California on November 14, 1895 · Page 8
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8 SARAH D. HAMLIIN FOR SCHOOL DIRECTOR Women Say She Would Make a Star Member of the Board. ABLE AND INTELLIGENT. She Would Not Harass Teachers Holding Places in the Department. OAKLAND OFFERS EXAMPLE. Good of the Schools Promoted by a Woman on the Board of Education. "Sarah P. Hamlin would make an expjelient School Director," said Edna Snell Ppulson yesterday. "She ran twice for the position and the last time received the highest vole ever cast for a woman in San Francisco. She received more votes than any other woman on the ticket. I believe nearly 20,000 votes were cast for her. She MBS. MYBA KNOX, MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF OAKLAND. is a woman of fine intellect, broad in her ! judgment and sympathies and capable of i rendering the greatest service to the , schools. "Mrs. Kincaid," continued Mrs. Poulson, "is another capable woman of won- I derful intellectual strength and wide experience. '•By all means a worrian 6hould be se- j lected 10 fill the vacancy in the Board of i Education. There should be three or four I women on the board. "Reference was made in the press the ! other day about women getting into the : dirty pool of politics by service on the I school board. If the Board of Education j lias fallen into the pool of politics the I schools are there, and women should be j appointed to bring the department out of the pool. "\es, I think of another woman who wouid make a good School Director; Dr. Emma Sutro Merritt is a woman or fine intellect. She is worthy and capable. Many other women could be mentioned, but I doubt if Miss Hamlin's superior could be named." The question was asked, "Would the Women now employed as teachers in the department nave any cause to fear injustice from one of their own sex on the board?" • Mrs. Poulson replied: "There should be no apprehension of that kind. In deal- ! ing with others women have as high a sense of justice as men. They see things, ' howe% - er, that escape the observation of | men. No good woman will fear for her position by reason of one of her own sex ; serving oii the board. Chicago and Lon- j don, where women assist in the manage- ' ment of the schoolteachers, do not complain of injustice." Mr?. Pray, vice-principal of the Van ! ls"es> Seminary, said: "Miss Hamlin would make a splendid j School Director. She has an intellect j equal to that of any man on the board. | Yea, a woman should be appointed to fill j the vacancy in the board. When she vis- ] ited the schools she would see things be- j neath the surface. Sne would know if the ventilation was bad and if the j sanitary condition of the schoolhouse : was what it should not be. No, I do not j think that the women now employed as ] teachers need have any reason to feel insecure in their positions should women be appointed to serve on the board. Women know more of children than men do and ■ would be more careful than men of the j welfare of the little pupils. They would see at a glance many things which men ; would not observe.'" Mr?, Gamble, the former principal of j Van Ness Seminary, has traveled extenbively abroad and throughout the United \ States. She is an observing educator and I expresses the opinion that the appoint- i ment of a woman to serve on the Board of , Education would prove beneficial to the schools. "A woman looking around a schoolroom," remarked Mrs. Gamble, "always sees more than a man notes. I do not know about the intellectual capacity of the men comprising the Board of Education of San Prancisco, but I know that in some other towns of the State the greatest ignoramuses frequently get on the school board. Politics ought not to cut any figure in the management of the school. It is absurd to fancy that women will not render justice to women. In the management of schools and school children is just where the work of a woman is most beneficial. No capable woman of good moral character need have any fear of injustice from woman. It is possible that some teachers in the department may fear justice rather than injustice." "I ran for School Director twice," said Sarah D. Hamlin, "and the second time I received nearly 90,000 votes. I wus on six tickets. The teachers worked against the women on the tiCKet, but I do not blame them for that, because one ol our orators in his misguided eloquence made a sweeping assertion reflecting on the character of the teachers. They resented the imputation. Women stand near children and understand many things in the government, control and welfare of children that men overlook. In New York the women ou the school board went down into the basement of primary schools, and in oldfashioned housekeeping style turned things over and looked beneath the surface. The janitors were angry and threatened to resign if they were made to obey women. "I do not think,' said Miss.Hamlin, "that a broad-minded, intellectual woman of experience would go around retailing gossip about the teachers. Of course there are little-minded spiteful women, just as there are narrow-minded, weak and gossiping men, but this type should not be called to serve on the Board of Education. I am sure that the schools of San Francisco would be benefited by the advice and counsel which women on the board would be able to give. In other cities women perform this service, and it has been found reliable. lam in favor of the board electing a woman to* fill the present vacancy." Miss Mary Lake, whose work in the cause of education is widely recognized, was clearly oi the opinion that a woman should be appointed to fill the vacancy in the Board of Education. She said: -'Then' i- no reason why a woman of good moral character should fear a woman more than she fears a man." Miss Lake was of the opinion that men in dealing with women were more compassionate than women. A man goes to a schoolroom and .sees a young Jady with forty or fifty pupils under her care and says to himself, "ncr life is not as an easy one." Later in the day he sees her driving out in the park, and says to himself, •'I am glad the little girl is getting some respite from her hard work in the schoolroom. "Now, as a matter of fact." said Miss Lake, "woman has entered the struggle of life to win success. She must be judged las other workers. After all, the work in i the schoolroom from 9 a. m. to 3 r. m. is not so hard. I have taught in the department ! and know. Moreover, the vacation is | ample, and teaching is not so great a hardship as it may seem. In one sense a woman on the Board of Education might ]be more exacting than the man. She I would say now this teacher has accepted the responsibility of teaching our children ! and her deportment must conform to her j duties. Her conduct is constantly before the children, and however muchshe ruay ! incline to the gayetits of life or feel like inj duliring in harmless flirtations she must ] bear in mind that her example speaks to i her pupils. In that sense a woman might j exact a line of conduct which a man might I regard as unnecessary." "Yes, Miss Hamlin is a capable woman and would make a good School Director." AN OAKLAND EXAMPLE. Dr. Myra Knox's Success as School Director. Oakland Office Sax Fbajtcxsoo Cat.l,) 908 Broadway, Nov. 13. ) The women of Oakland are congratulating themselves that they are a step in advance of their San Francisco sisters. While the larger city is viewing with some uncertainty the propriety of allowing a woman to occupy a seat in the school board, Oakland has already given the experiment a fair trial and haa pronounced it a success. Last April Dr. Myra Knox was elected to a seat in the Oakland school board by a handsome majority. Since that time the lady director has shown that she is quite as capable of filling her position as any of her male confreres. Dr. Knox is not a new woman; she is a sensible one and her manner in office has been such that she has won the respect of all who have watched her official career. On several occasions School Director Knox has had ample opportunity to use her executive and administrative ability, as ; she has often been voted to the presidents chair in the aosence of the president. At such times the discussions and routine business were as ably transacted as ever. Now the school board would not appear complete without the presence of the female director. For the first few meetings after her election it seemed a little crude to hear the rollcall and the only lady respond "aye" or "no" to the vote as the name "Knox" was called, but the lady's voice is now so familiar and seems so thoroughly a, part of the board that it has long ceased to attract special attention. Superintendent McClymonds did hesitate for a little while and made it evident that ; he would like to prefix something to the lady's name, but Dr. Knox made it so plain that she was simply a regular School Director and expected no special privileges on account of sex that she soon caused the Superintendent to feel quite at home. Occasionally, agents and others have ad- I ; dressed the board on various subjects and ! have invariably commenced by saying, "Gentlemen," till they were "reminded that the board was mixed. Then the cor! rection would remind the lobby that Oak; land was ahead of San Francisco. "It is a pity there are not more ladies on the school • board," said Mayor Davie today. "I am sure they could not discount the past maladministrations. It would j certainly be better to have the board evenly divided. Dr. Knox has made an adj niirable School Director and is the equal in ability of any one on the board. San Francisco must be more behind the times than I thought. I read in to-day's Call that School Director Clinton of San Franj cisco says that the time has not yet come • for women to fill those offices. I differ | with him. Ido not think the time ever ! will come when a woman will make a good | Superintendent of Streets or Chief of Po| lice, but she is certainly in her element as j a School Director. | "I have a very high opinion of Oakland's lady School Director. I nave not attended the meetings of the Board of Education, but I of course keep a watch over its proceedings and Dr. Kiiox fills the place with THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1895. as much aptitude as though she had been .1 School Director all her life. Nearly all our schoolteachers are women and there is certainly no logic in saying that women are not of value in the board when we en-, trust the education of our children to them. "It would be well for the San Francisco Directors who doubt the capability of women to come to a few meetings of the Oakland Board of Education when Dr. Knox presides. I think it would open their eyes." ROBBED HER EMPLOYER. Mary Hill, a Servant-Girl, Charged With Pilfering in Kx-Stipervisor Burns' House. Mary Hill, a servant in the house of ex- Supervisor Barns, ISO 6 Washington street, was arrested by Detectives Egan and Bilvey yesterday afternoon and booked at the City Prison on the charge of grand larceny. On Saturday evening a tin box containing |280 in gold, three large diamonds and sixteen small diamonds was emptied of its contents. Mr. Burns reported the theft to police headepuarters and Detectives Egan and Silver were detailed on the case. After an investigation they came to the conclusion that the thief* was well acquainted with the interior of the house and their suspicions fell on Mary Hill. They quietly made inquiries about her, but found that she bad always borne a rood character. They were, however, convinced that she was the thief, and yesterday afternoon they made a search of her room. They found $220 sewed up in a pincushion and the three large diamonds were found sewed up in the dress she was wearing. The girl then broke down and confessed. She told where the sixteen small diamonds could he found, but. would not say what she had done with the fBS. ALONG WATER FRONT. The Cutter Hartley's Commander and Dr. Chalmers Are at Outs. L. G. Stevenson.. Son of the Vice- President, as a Special Correspondent. The Oriental and Occidental Company's steamer Coptic arrived from the Orient last Tuesday night and anchored between Lime Point and Alcatraz. The revenue cutter Hartley waited for Dr. Chalmers, the quarantine officer, from 8 to 0:150 r. m. When Deputy Surveyor Ruddell went down to Meiggs wharf he at once ordered the cutter away and proceeded nimself to see that everything was expedited. On arriving at the Coptic matters were found all right, and from there the Hartley went to the bark Snow <fc Burgess, which had just cot in from Sydney. After that vessel was sealed up the cutter returned to Meiggs wharf and there found Dr. Chalmers awaiting transportation. He failed to get it. Lieutenant Rogers was courteous, but firm. "1 waited over an hour for you," he said, "and when Deputy Surveyor Ruddell told me to leave the dock I did so. This is a revenue cutter and not a quarantine boat. The revenue officers are now aboard the Coptic, and my duty ends there. If you want to board the Coptic take your own boat." A better-natured or more thoroughly conscientious man than Lieutenant Rogers could hardly be found among his colleagues. He dearly loves his profession, but is a little touchy on anything that encroaches upon his prerogatives. Nevertheless he is a seaman, every inch, and there is not a man in the navy who can '•give him points" on the manning and equipment of a revenue cutter. The quarantine officials, he considers, have no call upon a revenue cutter, and he has no scruples about saying so. As a matter of courtesy, however, Lieutenant Rogers is only too willing to accommodate Dr. Chalmers when it does not interfere with the regular work of the cutter. In this instance Lieutenant Rogers is certainly in the right. One of A. C. Frees' barges came near beine a total loss at Beale-street wharf yesterday. She was overloaded and a slight swell gave her a list. The water poiuca in anil a quantity of the cargo had to be jettisoned. One of the Spreckels toga came along and pumped the barge out. In a few minutes all danger was over. The steamer Herald was very late in getting away for Vallejo last night. She had to take over a thousand cases of salmon from the steamer I'matilla and that raused the delay. The merchandise was for one of the British ships now loading at Port Costa. There was a free light on the water front Tuesday night and in consequence Albert Simon has been arrested on a charge of assault to murder. Simon and a man named Andrew Maigela were drinking in a Sacramento-street saloon. Words led to blows, and then Simon drew a knife and cut Maigela or. the left arm, slashed his left car, cut his head and left eleven cuts in his clothing. None of the wounds were serious. Maigela was a sailor on the schooner Crescent City. Simon is a well-known character along the water frofit. The stfeamer Peru of, the Pacific Mail Company's line sailed for the Orient yesterday. Among the passengers was Lewis I G. Stevenson, son of the Vice-President of the United States. He is en route to Japan, China, India, Afghanistan, Egypt and Europe. During his flying trip he will write letters describing hisimpressions for a syndicate. There were nine other passengers in the cabin and 370 Chinese in the steerage. The dismantled British bark Sharpshooter is discharging at Harrison-street wharf. Her cargo of nitrate is wanted at the powder works and in consequence she is discharging off shore into lighters. As soon as the stuff is discharged the bark will go into the drydock for repairs. BY A BOGUS AUCTION. How Two Plaint ids Allege They Were Defrauded of Some Valuable Jewelry. J. L. Solomon and Aaolph Mendelsohn have brought suit against William B. Bradbury for the recovery of diamonds and valuable jewelry which they at vari! ous times pledged with defendant as sej curity for various sums of money. In the : airgrepate the amounts borrowed reached I a iigure of $'22,100, and as security jewelry and gems enough to stock a big store were pledged, if the complaint can be believed. All this money was to draw interest at the rate of 2 per cent a month. Continuing on its taie of woe, the complaint states how the defendant, in violation oi his obligation to plaintiffs, organized a fake auction, sold all the jewelry to himself and his hirelings, applied the small proceeds to the debt of $22,000 and informed the plaintiffs that they still owed $9800, at 2 per cent a month. They now sue for an acconnting in order to secure what remains. Police Commissioner*. Four patrolmen appeared before the Police Commissioners last night to answer to charges I preferred against them. H. P. McPherson was dismissed from the force for being absent from his beat and in. a restaurant while on duty and for abusing Sergeant Price, who mnde the j charge against him. Orlando B. Merrick was ; tinea $10 for loitering on his beat. Lewis B. Withers was dismissed from the force for general Inefficiency and neglect of duty. Thomas Conway was lined $25 for sitting on a box while on duty, and was admonished not to appear again on a similar charge or he would be dismissed irom the force. THEY MUST CARRY LAMPS The Wheelmen's Ordinance as Drafted Has That Provision. NOT A WELCOME MEASURE. Bicycle Riders in General Claim This Is a Great Hardship on Them. The ordinance regulating the use of bicycles in this City, which was prepared by a committee of live prominent wheelmen, when it comes before the Board of Supervisors will have several material changes in it, which have been made since it left tne hands of tne committee. A meeting was held at the Olympic Club on the night of October 21, at the | call of the president of the California As- j sociated Cycling Clubs, and all the prominent clubs of the City and unattached wheelmen were represented. City At- j torney Cresweli presided and George P. j Wetmore acted as secretary. A general discussion was held as to the requirements of the proposed ordinance, and a sub-committee, consisting of Frank H. ! Kerrigan, L. R. EUert, Charles A. Adams, Henry F. Wynne and Supervisor Hirsch, j together witn Mr. Cresweli and Mr. Wetmore, met at Mr. Ellert's office on October 30 and drafted an ordinance in keeping with the expressions of the meeting held at the Olympic Club, which was published in The Call on the following day. This proposed ordinance thoroughly suited the wheelmen of the City, and in justice to them be it said that it was drafted by thorn with the view and in the hope that it would suit the public and the law-makers as well. But since it was printed it has been found necessary to make several material changes, so that the original framers of it will hardly recognize their handiwork. Chief of Police Crowley did not think the restrictions on the bicycle riders were sufficient arid on November 7 indited the following letter to the Board of Supervisor*: Gentlemen: Till e San Francisco Call of October 31 publishes the draft of an ordinance to regulate and govern the use of bicycles on the i public streets. This proposed ordinance permits the riding ! of bicycles and vehicles of that character over meet-crossings within certain limits at u^peed of seven miles per hour. I respectfully submit that the rate of speed j over crossings should not exceed four miles j per hour, the rate at which other vehicles are ! allowed to travel over crossings. The proposed ordinance n;akes it optional j With the ruler to carry at nieht a lighted lamp, i or ii bell or warning whistle which must be j sounded while passing over a street-crossing. I respectfully submit that the carrying on a j bicycle of n lighted lamp after dark and the j sounding of a bell or whistle while approach- ! i'.ig and passing over Btreet*crossings Bhould be made obligatory, and t lie bell and whistle to be sounded during the day when approach- ] mr; or passing ovei a crossing. Very respectfully. P., Chief ol Police. These suggestions have been embodied in the dralt of ordinance as changed, save j that the rate of speed over crossings has , boon fixed at six miles an hour, it being i generally admitted that it would be most ■ difficult for a bicyclist to ride at the rate of ! four miles ana maintain his balance. The ordinance, in fact, has been thoroughly overhauled and amended, and now reads as follows: Order No, — . Providing regulations to be j observed in the use of bicycles, bicycle tandems and vehicles and machines of a "similar char- ' acter. The people of the City and County of San ; Francisco do ordain as follows: RATE OF SPEED — WHISTLES TO BE BLOWN. Section 1. No person shall immoderately, carelessly or negligently ride or drive a bicycle, bicycle tandem or other vehicle or machine of a similar character upon or along any pub- ' lie street or highway; or at a rate of speed | faster than six ((j) miles per hour over or upon i any street-crossing or intersection ; nor at any j time without having a warning whistle, which \ must be blown while approaching and passing j over a street-crossing or intersection, or when approaching pedestrians who may bo on or j passing over the roadway of any street. PROHIBITING SCOP.CHINf; OP. COASTING. Sec. 'Z. No person shali ride or drive a bicy- J cle, bicycle tnndem or other vehicle or ma- ; chine of a similar character upon or along any ', public, street or highway unless the feet of the ! person so riding or driving shall be kepi on I the pedals of the machine at all times while ' the machine is in motion, the practice of scorching or coasting being hereby inhibited. USE OF LAMPS. Sec. 3. No person shall ride or drive a bievcie, I bicycle tandem, or other vehicle or machine j of a similar character on any street between j one-half hour after sunset, and one hour j before sunrise without having attached thereto \ and in front thereof a lighted lamp in good I order and condition. P.Il)IN(i PP.OHIBITED OS SIDEWALKS. See. 4. No person shall ride or drive a bicycle, j bicycle tandem or other vehicle or machine of a similar character upon or along the sidewalk | of any public street or hiehway within the | City and County. PROHIBITING THE CATtKIAGE OF CHILDREN. Sec. 5. No person riding or driving a bicycle, bicycle tandem or other vehicle or machine of a similar character shall carry on the same upon or ulong the streets, highways or public grounds of this City and County any child under the age of ten"( 10) years. P.IDEKS SHALL KEEP TO THE 'RIGHT. Sec. G. Any person using and propelling a j bicycle, or bicycle tandem or any similar ma- ; chine shall keep to the ri(?ht of the center of I the roadway of the street and shall keep to the j right at ail times when approaching and pais- j ing vehicles. THIEF OF POLICE TO ENFORCE. Sec. 7. The Chief of Police is hereby charged Tfrith the duty and required to enforce the provisions of this order. PENALTY. Sec. 8. Any person violating the provisions of this order shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred ($500) dollars or imprisonment in tiie County Jail of this City and County not exceeding six (C) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The majority of riders will object to the ordinance requiring them to carry a lamp at night-time. All sorts oi arguments are j raised against it and it has lew friends amotiK the active cyclists. Lam ps are continually blowing out, the wick is jarred ; down into the oil or other illuminant, the smell of oil is sickening, the oil spills over the wheel, the light on the front of the | wheel is blinding — these are but a few of ' its drawbacks. Lamps were thoroughly j tried in the East and are being discarded, i the Massachusetts Legislature having gone | so far as to forbid wheelmen carrying them, on the basis that while a lamp insured a rider's safety from being run into t by others, it made him very dangerous and ! a menace to the public's safety, because j the glare in front blinded the rider. Again, | a man will ride more recklessly with a I lamp than without one, feeling more secure from being run into and taking chances as to others' safety. It has been estimated that there are from fifteen to twenty thousand wheelmen in this City. On an extremely pleasant Sunday about two months ago | over 7000 entered the park by actual j count. The number who went into the country was not estimated, but must have been enormous as country riding is more attractive to the average wheelman in good weather than a spin in the park. | These riders will not take kindly to the new ordinance. From the expressions heard at the meeting at the Olympic Club only one delegate was in favor of a lamp or lantern, and a bell or whistle was offered as a substitute. That meeting was | a most representative one, riders atttactfed I and unattached, dealers. Associated Clubs' and League officials being present and, with one exception, the thirty-five delegates present protested against the use of | a lantern being compulsory. It was KOgi gested that the one exception must be in- I terested in the manufacture of bicycle lamps. • It seems probable that the ordinance as herewith published will go before the Supervisors and be passed unless the wheelmen take some immediate action. Judge Frank A. Kerrigan, president of the Bay City Wheelmen anil chief consul elect of the League of American Wheelmen said to Tin: Call representative that he felt the wheelmen would feel it a great burden to be obliged to carry lamps or lanterns at night-time. He had so expressed himself at the committee meeting and had hoped the hardship would not be imposed upon the riders. "Here is an instance in poiut," he said. "A lamp is such a bulky, unwieldy and unsatisfactory thing attached to a wheel no one will carry it if they can help it. Now, supposing I should start off on a trip some morning and not return to the City until alter nightfall. Upon arriving at the ferry or city limits, being unprovided with a lamp, I must walk my wheel home. I am a careful, cautious rider and could just as well ride it home without endangering the safety of anybody. Coming from the ferry Market street "is so well lighted at night a lantern is not required. In the outlying districts pedestrians are so infrequent there is no danger attached there. I tell you it's a hardship on us that the wheelmen will feel keenly if this ordinance is passed and enforced. Why discriminate against wheelmen? If we must carry lanterns why should not other vehicles, buggies, wagons, etc., be required to do so? But that's no argument. We simply know they are an unnecessary nuisance and don't want to be bothered with them." This expresses the feelings of many other prominent men in wheeling circles whom The Call representative visited. With one accord they objected to the use of lamps and were very regretful that the ordinance was to be presented for passage with that provision. RICHMOND'S MIRAGE CAR It Appears at Noon Every Sunday and After One Run Fades Away. The Winds Brush Sand Over the Rails in an Endeavor to Bury Things so Useless. Bush street has long enjoyed the distinction of having a solitary streetcar making its diurnal orbit around some unknown center. Once a day the residents along that thoroughfare have seen the lonely wanderer movinc slowly past to be swallowed up in some carhouse at the farther end of its* track. Next day it appears with the sun and as regularly goes to its rest in peace away in the west with that luminary. But Seventh avenue, out in the Richmond district, has a car that makes a revolution once every seven days. All week long the rails accumulate rust and sea winds waft sand over the roadbed, and on the seventh day the car plows iti way over the circuit, uncovering the rails and reminding the people along the line that the old Jackson and Powell Streets Ferries and Cliff House Railway Company is holding its franchise down. Promptly at noon the engineer attaches his steam dummy to the coach and appearing from somewhere moves up Seventh avenue to California street. There it stands till the Cliff train passes. As no transfers are ever given or received by its conductor, as no passengers ever ride in the car unless a stranger gets caught while laboring under the idea that the outlit goes somewhere, there is no known reason why it awaits the other train. Possibly the engineer, fireman and ticket-puncher takes that opportunity to meet their coworkers. Then the dummy hauls its car away and they both roll down the avenue to D street and out that thoroughfare toward the beach to disappear among the sandhills like a fleeting mirage. This is the manner in which the street railway is operated for the convenience of Seventh avenue. There is the single Sun- I day car. and "what are you going to do about it?" The franchise was granted in 1887 for 'a twenty-live year run, and while the plans and specifications are voluminous regarding the official grade, roadbed and iittings of the cars no section relates to the number of trips which shall be made over the way. Meanwhile the great streetcar corporation which absorbed the original holders of the franchise occupies the public thoroughfare with its double tracks during the week and in addition one car for a few minutes Sundays. It is with no little feeling the propertyowners in that locality look upon these arrangements that are only in the interest of the railway company. Seventh avenue, they contend, is the natural place for the j proposed boulevard. It extends from one i of the principal entrance? of Golden Gate j Part north to the entrance of the Presidio i Reservation. Being free from car fran- ! chises, except on the six blocks south from ] California, which the single Sunday car is j holding down so tenaciously, it could be j paved and made the connecting driveway Between park and Presidio. "If the railway company cannot afford to put a service on those idle rails," said Attorney Hubbs, who resides at the corner of Clement street and Eighth avenue, "there is no earthly reason why they should be there. Parallel lines are being built on all sides of Seventh avenue, and if it does not now pay for the company to run cars on that street and fill till its obli- I gations to the public, what hope is there ! that it ever will pay? Anyhow, it is a shame and a hollow mockery to have a solitary car puffing along every Sunday noon, brushing the sand which the winds all the week have been blowing over the track. However, it seems to be the way ip which the streetcar people operate their ! lines in some portions of the City — at least, where they are not interfered with." CONGREGATIONALISTS Annual Election of Offlcerg for the First Church — No Opposition to Morse. The annual meeting of the First Congregational Church was held last evening. The lecture-room of the thurch held the largest gathering of members that has attended an annual meeting in several years, and the business of electing officers and committees was harmoniously transacted. This latter fact was a pleasant surprise to many, as it had been rumored that the reelection of J. H. Morse as deacon would meet with strong opposition. It has been variously stated that Mr. Morse was what has been termed a "Rev! Brown man," and that the opposition to him would come from the "anti-Brown" faction. If there was such a faction in the church it was not in evidence last evening, for Deacon Moriie was unanimously elected both to the office of deacon and that of superintendent of the Sunday-school. The election of ail the officers was attended with none oi the friction that had been predicted. The officers elected were: Deacons— A. J. Dewing, in place of Ira P Rankin, deceased; J. H. Morse, re-elected; clerk, W. Christen>en ; treasurer. J. J. Yaseoncellos: superintendent of Mission Sundavschool, J. H. Skillicorn. The committees elected were: Standing committee—George Westgate in place of M.Straus, F. A. Frank. J. F. Merritt M. .1. Gunu. Music committee— M. J. Button, Charles Holbrook, George Boardnian. ' * Captain H. G. Morse to Talk. There is to be an evening with Captain H. G. Morse at Golden Gate Hall, 625 Sutter street' on Friday eveuing, November 22. Captain Morse was commander of the steamship AJameda tor almost a lifetime, atrl retired only recently. He is to tell of his most interesting experiences with noted people. HE WOULD BE A SAILOR. Robert Hampton Ran Away From Home for a Life on the Deep. NEW ZEALAND CLAIMS HIM. The Lad Shipped on an American Whaler and Learned Navigation. Robert Hampton ran away from home. He is only 15 years old, and like ninetynine out of a hundred boys in the United States he had an overweening desire to see the world. While a whaler was at anchor in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, the lad came to the conclusion that a cruise to the Arctic was just what he wanted. Accordingly, he left his home and with what money he had purchased a ticket on one of the coasting steamers. On his arrival at the Buy of Islands the captain of the whaler was struck by the intelligent look in the boy's face and at once engaged him as cabin-boy. From that time until the 10th inst. the lad has been a faithful attendant, and the master and uflicer3 were sorry to lose him. The young man's name is Robert Hamilton and his parents are well-to-do settlers near Wellington, New Zealand. He wearied of the routine of farm life and made his escape. From Wellington he went to Auckland, and .thence to the Bay of Islands. There he met Captain F.arle of the whaling barfc Charles W. Morgan, and the latter at once engaged him as cabinboy. Young Hamilton soon learned what it was to be a cabin-boy on board a whaler, lie had to answer all calls and do everything that a capricious ofticer might order him to do. His good nature and desire to do his best never deserted him, however, and finally the skipper took an interest in the lad. He questioned him on various topics and found that his education had not been neglected. Problems in arithmetic were given him and he solved them without difficulty. In explanation the boy said he had been well drilled in Auckland, but instead of going into business, as his parents desired, had run away to sea in order to see the world. Captain Earle became interested in young Hamilton and taught him all he knew about navigation. Night after night the skipper and the cabin-boy would pore over problems in navigation, and toward the end the cabin-boy surpassed the skipper. Captain Earle willingly admits the proficiency of his cabin-boy and pupil, and is willing to wager that he will years hence be one of the most successful skippers that ever commanded a ship. Young Hamilton left to-day on the steamer Mariposa for his home in New Zealand. As the cruise of the Morgan was a financial success he has a few hundred dollars in his pocket, ond will be able to await another chance for a start in life. The young lad was constantly around the Oceanic Steamship Company's wharf, and to him, no doubt, it seemed as though the Mariposa would never sail: When the whaler Morgan arrived from the Okhotsk Sea it was currently reported that young Hamilton had navigated the bark all the way. From the day the whaler left New Zealand until she reached this port Captain Earle had been engaged in teaching his cabin-boy. It was not a question of reading, writing and arithmetic, but everything else that tended to make a man perfect in navigation. As an experiment he was installed as navigating olhcer, and very rarely was it that his observations differed from those of the master of the whaling bark. A few aavs ago young Hamilton was brought before John D. Spreckels and Captain Howard uf the Oceanic Steamship Company. Captain Howard was lenient with the lad at iirst, bnt when it was suggested that the questions were too simple he put a problem to the runaway that would puzzle nineteen out of every twenty skippers in port. It took Hamilton some time to work it out. but after going over the figures Captain Howard said the proposition had been worked out correctly in every detail. Hamilton is small and looks more like a boy just out of short clothes than a lad who has made a twelve months' whaling cruise. "I just wanted to see a whale caught, don't you know," said he yesterday. 'There was not much fun in ft after afl, and there was a deuced lot of work. I didn't mind the work, but then 1 got none of the fun. Now I'm homesick and the boys can guy me as much as they like, but I want to wet back to New Zealand. The Mariposa sails to-day and we will be only three weeks making the run, but don't you know that three weeks seem longer than three months? •'Of course I'm going to be a sailor. 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