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LATEST OAKLAND NEWS.
Daiton,the Suspected Assassin
of Sheriff Bogard, Re
leased. .. •
MIGHT BE THE THIRD MAN.
The Acme Club Will Put in a Crew.
Death of an Eminent Phy
Dr. Albert G. Anthony, one of. the most
prominent among the leaders of fraternal
organizations in Oakland, died at his home,
IS6I Eighth street, yesterday' morning.
The doctor's health has been impaired for
a long time, and his demise was not unex
pected. The deceased was anative of Hat
lield, Mass., and 50 years of age. Prior to
the appointment of the present Boa.rd.of
Health, Dr. Anthony was its president for
two years. He leaves a widow and three
children. . . •.
The loss is especially deplored by the
poor and needy, to whose service he was
f ver ready to devote his time and skill
without hope of reward. ■ •
Davie Forces Another Cut.
Mayor Davie has again inserted his knife
under the fifth rib of the Southern Pacific
Railroad Company.- and its agents were
engaged yesterday in notifying business
men of freight reduction^ via the creek
route. On salt and sugar the reduction.is
from 5G cents to 75 cents per ton, and on
canned goods and heavy groceries fFom'7s
cents to $1 per ton. These rates are the
same that have been, in force with the
Davie Freight Company, for some time.
Oakland merchants P a y but littie attention
to the reductions, alleging that they have
been made solely to meet the opposition,
and would be withdrawn should the oppo
sition erase. ■
The Commercial Telephone Company,
composed of San Francisco capitalists, has
canva ?<-•(• rs in Oakland and . has secured
about 400 subscribers, The ne.w company
will charge business houses- $2 and resi
dences $1 75 per month. The old company
now charges $5 and $7 per month. Many
of the leading business houses have signed
contracts. The decision, of the United
States Supreme Court last November that
the Bell telephone patent is. void has
brought capital info the ■•business, and a
lively contest for patronage will be had.
The Suspect Is at Liberty.
John F. Dal.ton, who was arrested and
jailed on Tuesday last by Constable Teague
on the suspicion" that he was Brady, "the
train-robber, and murderer of Sheriff
Bogard, was released yesterday morning.
"While Dalton lacked a' great deal of tilling
the description ©f Bogard's assassin, he
answers so closely to 'Haxe's outline of the
third man, whom- he '-met with Browning
and Brady at the Ingleside, that many are
wondering why he was not held until
Haxe could have been : given an oppor
, tunity to interview- him.
"Old Pard" Bassett Objects.
James P. Taylor, to whom the City
Council recently granted permission to
9fect coal-bunkers on' the city wharf, will
have a tight on his hands before he secures
■•p.qs?6?«ion. "Old Pard' Bassett, C. P.
Runtington's nemesis, declares tne ordi
nance granting the permission void, by rea
. son of its conflicting with the provisions of
the charter. Bassett, who. is. a fighter, is
loaded with opinions to sustain the cor
rectness of his position, which he will pre
sent to the Council at its next meeting.
"I*a loina" In the Courts.
T.he handsome home of Captain Richard
P. .Thomas, "known As "La Loma,'' is now
a fchuttiecock in the courts. The captain
i- an insolvent debtor, .and. his assignee.
John Chetwoed 1 . is pressing him to collect
a judgment of $139,400. Captain Thomas
claims "La Loma" park-, which is valued at
:>f4u,ooo, a-s a homestead, but Chetwood
clstm.e that the law allows an insolvent but
lolXlG in homestead property, and asks the
court to carve that amount out of the park
and transfer the residue to creditors.
They Are Not Worried. ■ .
The Grand Jury hasa rod in pickle for
candidates at the recent city .election who
have failed pr refused to file itemized bills
oi ante-election expenses. Among the
derelicts are City Treasurer Cleve L. Dam
: and Councilm-en H. B. Lund,. J. E. Spauld
ing, T. H. Montgomery and H. \V r . Stowe.
As the offen-se is but a misdemeanor, pan
. ishable. by a fine., the reealcitrai»*s are not
at all worried over the outlook.
Superior Judge Frfck has rendered a de
cision in the Loutsa-s'treet opening, which
has been pending for nearly a year.
Charles Lamer resisted .the report of the
Commissioners by suing out an injunction
res:raining the Superintendent " oi Streets
from selling the' property delinquent for
non-payment of assessments. The Com
missioners demurred to. the ■ complaint
upon which the injunction was issued and
the' demurrer was sustained. The theory
of the court is that, the petitioners should
tender the amount; of the assessment due
for the remainder of, the.land taken before
they could have a. standing -that would en
title a pe^uauent injunction. The Commis
sioners think they have' gained an'advan-.
tage that means ultimate Victory.' ■
Chicken-Thieves Captured. •
Thdmas Dunton and- Jolrri Dempsey
. were -arrested yesterday and two charges
of, burglary placed a-rainst them.. They
tried to soil some thukens to' Messrs.
Combs. <t Fisher, but their. actions' aroused
suspicion, the police 'were notified and.
they Were arrested. Shortly after .thear-.
rest J. E. Taylor of FruitVaie swore to a
complaint charging each with burglary..
The men entered his stable, and' stole his
horse aad wagon, which were founil onthe
Cohen property. Soon afterward Mrs. D.
Kleebauer of High street, also swore to ■ a
complaint charging^ each with burglary.
She identified the chicjeens whi<;h jthev
were trying to sell' as h«r property!' . Both
of the men are crooks and said to .be .rid.
offenders. ... ' \ "[' ..•••■•., \ . .
A Gratifying Report. ..
Dr. P, M. Jones-, the oculist engaged' by.
the Board of Education to examine tiiV
eyes of school- children -'of, Alnmesla, has
submitted his report.. The examinatio-n
was not compulsory, -but- elective •with
pupils or parents, and;a very large- major
ity recognized that such an examination
was ,a valuable privilege. A total of 1514
children was examined". The ".percentage
of myopia and inflammatory -cdnditrons
was much lower than in. large .cities, this,
fact being due to the .health, state of the
children. According to the tabulated re
sults; only 4.16 suffered from •;g-eriersil
straining of the eyes and 8.48 from inflam
mation of the lids. '
Annual Relay Race.
The annual 100-mile relay race of the
California Associated Clubs, -which, will
take place next Sunday, will have, several
well-known representatives from this city.
Walter Foster made his debut on .the t^Ct'
ing path in Alameda, and will represent
tl.c Olympic Club Wheelmen. '■ He will
ride the last relay of ten miles. (I.- A. Nis
sen will race with the Acmesandßob Lor>g
wi;h the Olympics.
Mnashed by a Car Door.
Mrs. McClellan had the fourth finger of
her left hand smashed by the slam-mmg of
the door of a narrow-gauge car. . The acci
dent occurred at Park-street station while
Mrs. McClellan was trying to avoid boys
who were crowding on the car before the
Tbe regular semi-monthly meeting of
the School Board was held Tuesday even
. The Finance Committee reported on the
claims held agai-nst the town and bills to
the amount of $3798 14 were allowed.
A motion was carried to place a long
distance telephone in each of the schools,
with the exception of the one on Seventh
The Health Officer reported the schools
as being in good sanitary condition, but
.complaint was brought against a stagnant
pool situated in the Le Conte district. A
committee of three was appointed to in
vestigate the matter and take action with
regard to ridding the community of the
Peter Schnoar was awarded the contract
for placing certain culverts on Allston way,
at the rate of $9 80 a linear foot.
J. L. Scdtchler was elected school census
marshal, at $6 a day, and C. L. Kerns as
sistant, at $"> n day.
Retlureil Telephone Kates.
Berkeley and vicinity are to have the use
of telephones hereafter at reduced rates,
bwin"- to the expiration of the 'phone pat
ent?. C The rate will be reduced from the
present standard to $2 50 per month. It is
intended to arrange the sytem so that no
one will interfere with another in ringing,
as all the ringing up will be done by cen
tral. The bells will not ring at any place
except the place called for, and no one
e!~e will know that the line is being used.
At -the preliminary tournament held on
last Saturday McChesney, '96, won first
place in the singles, and the second place
was to be contested for by Magee and Hen
derson. McChesney withdrew from the
Stanford contests on account of more im
portant engagements, and yesterday Ma
gee and Henderson contested for first
place in the singles, resulting in a victory
for Magee. Gage was given second place
in the singles on account of the excellence
of his playing in the preliminary last Satur
Mat:ee and Gage won the doubles from
Rawlings and Baldwin yesterday, so they
are to. constitute the team which will rep
resent the university in both the singles
and doubles in the TJ. C. -Stanford tourna
ment on next Saturday.
Miss K. 0. Felton and Messrs. W. H.
(rarrill and F. H. Scares have been chosen
by the faculty to represent the graduating
class on commencement day, May 15. The
selections were made from the third of the
class ranking highest, with reference to
the general ability of the appointees to
represent the class upon suchan occasion.
Seventy applications for the accrediting
of schools for the year 1895-96 have been
received by the recorder of the faculties.
Fifteen of* these applications have been
made by private institutions and the re
mainder by high schools. It is the custom
jfco have all schools desiring to be accredited
make their applications each year. During
the year 1594-95 only forty schools were
accredited out of the total number of ap
The baseball game played between the
'varsity nine and a team from the dental
college* yrsterday afternoon resulted in a
score of 12 to 8. in favor of the 'varsity
A large party of university students will
leave for Palo Alto to- morrow afternoon to
attend the comic opera "Pinafore," to be
given in the Stanford gymnasium by the
students on Friday and Saturday even
ings. The performance is to be given for
the benefit of the L. S. J. U. '96 Annual.
CAPITALISTS MUST PAY.
Debts Growing Stale Since
January Cannot Be De
Depreciated Bonds, Notes, Etc., Will
Be Taxed at Their Full
Capitalists are now filing their income
tax statements rapidly in order not to be
come delinquent. There are still a great
number of statements outstanding, how
ever, and Collector Welburn will have to
invoke the aid of the law before some of
them will pay the obnoxious tax.
A ruling by the Collector is seriously ob
jected to by quite a number of the capital
ists, and many of them have refused to file
their statements inconsequence. Welbnrn
holds that a debt owed to a capitalist
which is considered good in December, but
may prove to be worthless in January,
must be considered as part of the assets of
the capitalist and he must pay the income
tax thereon. The same ruling holds good
in the case of bonds, notes "and personal
property which may have depreciated
since the beginning of the year. The
•capitalists have fortified themselves with
legal advice, and while some of them have
made out their statements in accordance
with the ruling of the Collector, others are
determined to contest the matter.
Since January 1 last the stock in many
banks, insurance and other companies has
depreciated and the holders thereof only
want to pay the income tax on the present
• The whole matter was submitted to the
Commissioner of Internal Revenue, and
his ruling upholds the position taken by
the Collector. It is as follows:
Only debts which were contracted during
the year 189-1, and found in the same year to
be worthless, and looses from the sale of bonds.
notes and other* personal property purchased
in same year, can be deducted from income as
•'worthless debt*," or "losses ■ actually sus
tained," in computing income for that year.
."The law is clearly .on our side," said
Chief Dtputy Collector Loup yesterday.
."The capitalists who object to the ruling
think differently, however, and they in
tend contesting the matter. Of course in
doing so their tax will become delinquent,
ami they will have to pay. the fine in addi
tion. -T: he statements are coming in very
fast now, but judging from the number
still outstanding it is apparent that many
of our prominent business men will have
to j>ay a fine in addition to the tax."
• There will be a slight change in the In
ternal Revenue Department to-morrow.
Thomas P. Cusick, whose signature the ,
counterfeiters forged to their Chinese cer
tificates, leaves for. El Paso, Tex., to at
tend ihe trial -or a Chinese who attempted
to cross' the border with one of the forced
documents.'. His position of United States
Storekeeper will be taken by .'one of the
other deputies. §
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TOOK NON-UNION MEN '
A Otieaj» Crew Put on the Schooner
- ; Ida. Schnaner for
' .. ' Alaska.
The striking sailors failed to score on the
schooner Ida Sthnauer yesterday. The
vessel cleared for Sand Point, Alaska, and
a npn-union crew was quietly put on board
of her in the ytr.eam yesterday afternoon.
This .will be a aad blow to the union, which
■•expected "that the situation would be
greatly relieved by the Alaskan fleet tak
ing- uniqn sailers. The men put on the
Ida Schnauer shipped for $20 a month
through the office of the United States
Shipping Commissioner, and a guard was
put on the vesstl to. take wire of the men,
and it was Said that the first attempt to
take them off would be met with a shower
The Irish "weapon salve" was an oint
ment supposed to possess the most extra
ordinary virtues in keeping with its most
extraordinary ingredients. One of these
w&a a powder made from the moss which
nad grown on skulls exposed fon battle
behie. Unites, the skull was of a person
who died a "violent death the powder was
.supposed to lose its virtue.
rt is, considered unlucky in Ireland to
view a funeral procession while the be
holder is under an umbrella.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1895.
SAUSALITO IN MOURNING.
The Departure of the Bear
Brings Sadness to the
SMASHED A SPANKER BOOM
The Cutter Collides With the Moni
tor and the Green-Street
Signals are down in Sausalito. The
revenue cutter Bear left that port yester
day morning to come to this city to pre
pare for her trip north to look after thd
sealers and whalers. The Bear was in
northern waters all during last summer,
but she has been in snug winter quarters
over at Sausalito since last November. The
advent of the cutter was quite an event in
social circles in the English colony, and
her departure left many a sad heart be
hind. While she was in port a code of sig
nals was established between the shore and
the sea, and the gallant officers of the
THE REVENUE CUTTER BEAR AFTER HER COLLISION WITH GREEN-STREET WHARF.
[Sketched for the "Call" by Coulter.]
cutter danced attendance on the fair young
buds of the town. But now the officers
have returned to the stern duties of the
service, and the fair debutantes have
naught but the bike and memories of the
past to console them.
The Bear got up steam shortly before
noon and sailed across the bay. As she
was making Union-street wharf her engines
failed to respond to the touch of the
throttle, and she went head-on into Green
street dock. In her mad rush she smashed
the spanker boom of the barkentine Mon
itor and splintered several fender piles.
The cutter escaped with only the loss of
her martingale, which damage can easily
be repaired at the wharf.
The Bear will remain at Union street
for the next three or four days, taking in
coal. Then she will drop into the stream,
where her stores and supplies will be put
on board, and on the 15th she will sail for
the north. Two professors of the rhila
delphia Academy of Sciences, one of them
being Dr. Sharp, will accompany the vessel
on her trip through Alaskan waters and
The Richard Rush, the flagship of the
Bering Sea fleet, will be ready for sea by
the 15th, and will go out in company with
the Bear. The Perry is expected from the
south within a few days, and after fitting
out here she will go north. The Perry is
in command of Captain Horatio Smith.
She was built in 18*5.°, at the Union Iron
Works of Buffalo, and went into commis
sion in August, 1894. Captain Hendricks
superintended the construction of her hull,
and Chief Engineer Schwartz of the Bear
looked after the building and setting up of
her machinery. She is a 16-knot boat, and
will make things lively for th« poachers in
FOR THE SUBLIME PORTE
The Turkish Side of the
Armenian Outrages Is
Consul Hal! Vindicates Ottoman
Action as Based on Sound
Consul George Hall, who wears the order
of the Lion and the Sun of Persia and the
orders of nobility from his imperial Maj
esty, Sultan Abdul Hamid II of Turkey, is
much exercised over the reports of the Ar
menian outrages which reach this city.
Consul Hall, loyal to his royal master, de
clares that the Sultan is one of the most
humane and sagacious rulers in the world,
and that his severity is exercised only to
ward those Armenians Mho plot against
"Why." said Mr. Hall, "the Ottoman
Empire is distinguished for its hospitality.
All requests for authorization to open
schools presented by foreigners have al
ways met with the best reception by the
Government of Abdul Hamid. I have here
a list of some of them. At Constantinople
alone one counts twenty free schools, or
phan asylums and colleges directed by
Lazarists, Brothers of the Christian schools,
Sisters of Charity and other Catholic re
ligious orders, in which instruction is given
to over 2500 students of both sexes. There
are besides five Protestant schools, directed
by English and American missions, one
riclleno-Catholic school and a dozen secu
lar establishments of public instruction,
either superior, primary or secondary. To
these the' Sultan contributes from his privy
"Yes, about the Armenian agitation.
We have some Armenians in this city, and
when I speak about the Armenian charac
ter I ao not wish to cast any reflection
upon them. There is a well-known prov
erb in Turkey that it requires six Jews to
deceive one Armenian. The Turks are
simply endeavoring to protect themselves
against their machinations. Why, law
abiding Armenians are not only protected
but also employed in very high official po
sitions, one of them being even at the pres
ent moment a minister of the imperial
crown. They have their own schools in
Turkey, and there are only 900,000 of them
in that country, their language and litera
ture are preserved, and their nationality is
respected. Islamism is really a religion
essentially and radically tolerant. Re
member Catholic Spain has not allowed a
single Mussulman family to remain on its
European territory, and centuries ago
expelled them all. Had Turkey followed
her example there would not now be a sin
gle Christian subject in any portion of her
"In regard to Armenians naturalized in
the United States. Are they not perse
cuted on their return to the country of
"Ry no means," rejoined the Consul
emphatically, "and many unfair accusa
tions are made against the Sublime Porte
for its insisting, in the absence of any nat
uralization treaty between Turkey and
America, upon applying a law which
is both wise and necessary. Here it is,"
and Mr. Hall produced a copy of the Otto
man naturalization laws.
"Article IV says:
The Ottoman subject who has acquired a
foreign nationality with the authorization of
the imperial Government is considered and
treated as a foreign subject. If. on the con
trary, lie is naturalized as a foreigner without
the "previous authorization of the imperial
Government his naturalization shall be con
sidered as null and of no effect, and he will be
considered and treated in all respects as an
Ottoman subject. No Ottoman subject can in
any case naturalize himself as a foreigner ex
cept after having obtained a certificate of
authorization issued in virtue of an imperial
"Now," continued the Consul, "this is
plain enough. It is not for Armenians
alone, as some of the detractors of Turkey
assert, but is for all former Turkish sub-
jects, with no reference to their nation
ality or creed, who might have been
naturalized in the United States or in any
country in Europe."
"Do Armenians seek naturalization in
"Not at all, and here is a reason for it as
given by an impartial writer on Turkey
and Turkish affairs: First, Europe knows
well the Armenians; second, the endeavors
made by American missionaries to convert
the Armenians and to make them inimical
to the Turkish Government prompt the
latter to give their preference to the United
States, and third, the Armenians consider
the American law on naturalization more
advantageous to their secret plans and in
tentions, for American passports do not,
for instance, contain the "following clause
that is always to be found on English pass
" 'This passport is granted with the qual
ification that the bearer shall not when
within the limits of the foreign state of
which he was a subject previously to ob
taining nis certificate of naturalization be
deemed to be a British subject, unless he
has ceased to be a subject of that state, in
pursuance of the laws thereof, or in pursu
ance of a treaty to that effect.'
"Now, here ia an extract of an official re
port of the present United States Minister
at Constantinople, Mr. Alexander Terrell:
The Kuropean emigrant to the United States
generally naturalizes in good faith; the Asiatic
very rarely does. lam in a position to know
that it i» the rule rather than the exception
that the Armenian returns soon after he is nat
uralized and goes back with the intention of
"And here is another authority who
says no one in all fairness could blame
Turkey for manifesting uneasiness for the
public utterances and written statements
inimical: to the Government made lately
by American missionaries and tending
fatally to encourage further revolt and
further disturbance on her territory. The
United States would certainly not allow
such a guilty manifestation on the part, of
any foreign missionaries that might come
here to educate and convert our Indians
for example, especially if the latter were
implicated, as Armenians acknowledge
themselves to be, in revolutionary schemes.
What is right for the United States why
should it not be right for Turkey?"
This is the Ottoman side of the contro
versy as presented by its representative
on this coast. The Consul's further eluci
dations were interrupted by a brace of
Turks, relics of the Midwinter Fair, who
blew in to have a quarrel adjusted by the
servant of his Imperial Majeety, Abdul
ANXIOUS TO ANSWEE EIGHT.
But People Are Not Always Fortunate
in Choosing Replies.
It is amusing to note the confusion of
some nersons when they are asked a ques
tion about some book or painting which
they have been discussing with some per
sonwho probably has shown greater knowl
edge of the subject than the one questioned
They want to answer properly. They
hesitate, rack their brains searching for
some clew or indication to serve as a guide,
and then timidly drop some opinion,
which, if not coinciding with that of the
other, they are as ready to change as ever
Poionius was to suit the whims of Hamlet.
There are numbers of tmch persons in the
world and they are not limited to any class.
Of course, in the abstract they are liars.
Sometimes they are fortunate and some
times they are "not happy in the choice of
falsehoods they select to gain their point.
A case of this sort, in which the man
sought to straddle the question, was over
heard in a Brooklyn troliey power-house
the other day. A foreman was about to
secure a new hand, who was well recom
mended. He began to take the applicant's
"What's your name?"
"Where do you live?"
The man answered several other ques
tions readily and without hesitation, until
at last his questioner asked :
"Married or single?"
Now, this was certainly innocent enough,
hut somehow the applicant thought he
scented something suspicious in it. I saw
at once that he was a man who wanted to
answer right, regardless of the truth. He
paused a little and then said :
"Well, if you want single men I'm single
and if you want married men I guess I'm
married. What I want's a job.— New York
KING OF CRAB-FISHERS.
Captain Jansen's Methods of
Entrapping the Crus
MR. JOHNNY JUNIOR ASSISTS.
The Relative Merits of Harbor and
Off*-Shore Crabs Dis
Not the fair lady who delicately raises
the crab a la Creole to her ruby lips, nor
the epicure who eats that delicious crus
! tacean, with its rich mayonnaise dressing,
, have knowledge of Johnny Jansen, the
i king of the crab-fishers. " They see no
i visions of a frail boat tossing in the angry
| seas off shore, while Johnny sets his nets
and young Johnny cuts bait and bails out
the green seas that roll over the boat's
gunwale, to inquire what the deuce those
hardy crab-tishers are doing out in such
Captain Jansen is a Dane, a descendant
of the sea kings, and lives with his family
in an unpretentious house built on piles
j well out into Richardsons Bay and ap-
I proached by the railroad track. His skill
j and daring have entitled him to the respect
and admiration of hiscrab-iishing brethren.
! When the yachtsman is looking nervously
|to windward and conning the falling
j barometer and concluding that after all it
would be a wet day for a sail, Johnny Jan
sen is storing away his nets in his iwenty
foot boat and young Johnny is filling the
water butt and putting up "the luncheon
for a cruise outside the heads.
The old man has an honest, open,
weather-beaten face, and is wise in tides
and currents and possessed of an un
' shaken confidence in the craft fashioned
! by his own hands, and as stout, stanch
I and seaworthy as her rugged skipper. She
i is a wet craft, that Johnny most reluct
' antly doth allow, but she will weather the
| toughest gale when Johnny is at the helm
and young Johnny is tending the jib
There in a special flavor about the crabs
caught off shore of which the sluggish
harbor crab cannot boast. He does not
take in slickens with his daily food, and
he has to take more exercise chasine his
three meals a day than his brother of the
harbor. This gives him such a keen appe
tite that he is always fatter and firmer
than the inshore fellow, and commands a
better figure in the crab market.
Now when Johnny Jansen "drops a
hook off Half-mile Rock, keeping a decent
distance away from the breakers, he sets
from twenty to thirty nets, all baited with
luscious slumgullion from the kitchen
slops. There be "cow's lights and bullock
livers" and a hearty welcome to the off
shore crab to come and regale himself.
The bait is passed around in five-fathom
water and the crabs flock to the feast.
They swarm over the edge of the nets and
are gorging themselves with the unfamil
iar luxuries when Johnny Jansen hauls
away, and young Johnny tears them
away from the banquet and tosses them
into the sack". The off-shore crab is a
vicious fellow and as ready and quick with
his nipping claws as a prise-tighter with
his bunch of rives, but yoing Johnny is up
to all the dodges of the crab ring, and gets
a back hold on the belligerent crab before
the ugly fellow can get m any of his fine
Once, and only once, did the king of the
crab-fishers meet with disaster. A big sea
hit him, knocking the bottom of his craft
clean out, but Johnny grasped it, and was
washed upon a rock by tne next roller.
Even then, like a stout seaman, he did not
desert his ship, but pulled her high upen
the sands, aud hammered away at her
until she is now as good as new. He is a
great believer in carrying on sail. He
wants plenty of canvas to keep her out of
tne trough of the sea, and he can smell a
squall even before it touches the water.
When the evening falls, Mrs. Johnny
keeps her eye on Yellow Bluff for the
toiler of the *ea, and when Johnny's sail
is seen creeping up along shore, the good
housewife puts the finishing touches to the
dinner, sets the table, and places the demi
john of claret on the right of Johnny's
seat, for the bread-winner will be wet and
thirsty and hungry by the time he has tied
up his vessel at the moorings before his
What would not the jaded epicure, whom
all the art of French cuisine cannot tempt
to relish, give for the appetites of those two
Johnnies when the steaming dish of
meat is put upon the table, flanked with
mealy potatoes and washed down with
Berseker draughts of the finest wine?
Pheasant a la Brillat Savarin cannot com
pare with that steaming platter of corn
beef and cabbage, Chateau Lafitte has no
bouquet like that colossal cup of homely
claret. And the fragrance of Johnny's
Sipe, when the coffee and pie have been
isposed of, for the King is an epicure in
his way, is an incense to the genius of to
Young Johnny has his own trading skiff,
just big enough to hold one and a load of
crabs, and in this fast sailine vessel he
crosses Richardsons Bay and disposes of
his cargo among the houses and the arks
of Belvedere. \ oung Johnny likes to out
do the old man in carrying on sail, and is
completely hidden under the cloud of
dingy canvas lie hoists. A life of hard
ship, a life of peril, it is true, but the
health gathered from the sea and the con
tent, which is the reward for hardy inde
pendence, are ample compensation to the
King of the crab-fishers and his royal family.
AGE OF THE EARTH.
Professor Gelkie Thinks It May Be More
Than 100,000,000 Years.
It is more than thirty years since Lord
Kelvin pointed out that there must be an
ascertainable limit to the antiquity of the
earth, and that from the data at that time
available the limit could not be fixed at
less than 20,000,000 or more than 400,000.000
years. He based this calculation on the
thermal conductivity of the globe. After
ward returning to the subject he placed
the limit within 100,000,000 years, and still
more recently, reviewing the question in
the light of/ the arguments from tidal
retardation and the age of the sun's heat,
he has brought down the period of the
earth's antiquity to about 20,000,000 years.
Geologists have not been slow to admit
that they were in error in assuming that
they bad" an eternity of past time for the
evolution of the earth s history. They
have frankly acknowledged the validity of
the physical arguments which go to place
more or less definite limits to the antiquity
of the earth. In vain have they protested
that there must somewhere be a flaw in a
line of argumont which tends to result so
entirely at varience with the strong evi
dence for a higher antiquity, furnished not
only by the geological record but by the
existing races of plants and animals. Sci
entists nave insisted that this evidence is
not mere theory or imagination but is
drawn from a multitude of facts which be
come hopelessly unintelligible unless suffi
cient time is admitted for the evolution of
geological history. They have not been able
to disprove the arguments of the physi
cists, but they have contended that the
physicists have simply ignored the geologi
cal arguments as of no account in the dis
So here the matter has rested for some
year?, neither fide giving way and with no
prespect of agreement. Professor Perry,
feeling that, after all, the united testi
mony of geologists and biologists was so
decidedly against the latest reduction of
time that it was desirable to reconsider the
physical argument, has gone over them
once more. He now finds that on the as
sumption that the earth is not homogen
eous, as postulated by Lord Kelvin, but
possesses a much higher conductivity and
thermal capacity in its interior than in its
crust, its age may be enormously greater
than previous calculations have aflowed.
The question being sub judice, we must
wait until it is settled. But there seems at
present every prospect that the physicists
will concede not merely the 100,006,000 of
years with which the geologists would be
quite content, but a very much greater ex
tent of time.— Nature.
Canes Still Lineer.
The tenacious little cape is with us still,
and is likely to remain in fashion so long
as the sleeves keep their present condition
It varies in length from, the waist to a
point just below the shoulders, and the
most dressy one for spring is made of black
velvet, cut very full on the edge, and with
a yoke which tits closely, and is covered
with another printed yoke-shaped piece of
silk velvet, elaborately jetted and spangled,
below which falls a frill of black accordeqn
plaited chiffon or tine lace. Ruches of satin
ribbon or chiffon finish the neck. — New
In pulling down an old house in Paris
recently the workmen came across a pair
of boots in which were found bonds which
had been stolen from a New York bunk
twenty-one years before.
Removes wrinkles and all
traces of age. It feeds
through the pores and builds
up the fatty membranes and
wasted tissues, nourishes
the shriveled and shrunken
skin, tones and invigorates
the nerves and muscles, en-
riches the impoverished
blood vessels, and supplies
youth and elasticity to the
action of the skin. It's per-
Beware of substitutes and
counterfeits. Yale's Origi-
nal Skin Food, price $1.50
and $3. At all drugstores.
MMX. M. TALK, Health and com-
plezlon specialist. Yale Temple of Beauty,
■ 146 State street, Chicago. .
RKDINGTO.V * CO., Wholesale T>ru -
gists, San ' Francisco, are supplying th»
dealers of the Pacific Coast with all of
my remedies. v
: "I would not part with this Dr. Sanden : Belt for
all the -wealth ■: in California -. if I could . not get
another like It," is what Mr. John Wallin of 218
Broadway,- San Francisco, said after six weeks' use
of Dr. Sanden's Electric Belt for Lost Manhood.
It is the only remedy that has ever been . found .to
guarantee permanent cure of all weakness of men.
It in certain in its effects and never fails.
Weak men, send for the book "Three Classes of
Men." '-. Malted sealed free. Address * ' - ■'■'.
SANDKN ELECTRIC CO., .
. Council Building, Portland, Or. . ,
Huli DESKS. Bulo
t~*> t^nis ■, ,9 •* m hm^LS _ ajt^iy
924.00 DHOPPED $24.00
GEO. H. FULLER DESK CO.,
638 and 640 Mission Street.
' AND ALT, ■■-
STERETT printing CO.,
" 533 Clay Street.
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I At Auction !
'TUESDAY..;.-.. .....:.. ..APRIL .0, 189*,
At 12 o'clock M., at ' '.•'..".
' 638 3VE.cvx-ls.ct Street. •'•-
Crei Auction Sale,
KM THE "" ■ .
Handsomest anJ Healthiest Location' Id "
this Growing City, of "• ' .
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IMMEDIATELY IN FRONT _ OF : • '
Gil Gi M
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That great Pleasure Grjoundof th§- City of San ;'
Francisco', where thousands congregate, o.very- day/ ■
'and the choicest as well .a3.hf»rthiest. location in '•
the city for a family homo. . These magnificent, .
grounds are at tire door of .t-his property, are. main-
tained at public expense and can -he' 'enjoyed «velry .
day without expense by families living in this lora-.
'tion; and- -. .'. •' . "-.- .■• '• "-' - '
ARE BOUNDED .BY / '..'.•-
FELL, HAVES, ASKBURY • \
and CLAYTON STREETS.
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ASHBUBY STREET. . "-J .'
The entire block slopes gently, from Hayes'.street
toward the Park, making the drainage perfect.
Streets are all sewered. Fell and Ashbu-ry.. -streets . j
have cement stone sidewalks in front 01 the prop- •
erty.-.;- ' ' ' _' . :. •■••■. .
EXTRA LIBERAL TERMS.
Only one-quarter cash, balance in one, two and '
three years. Interest at 7 per cent' per annum,
TITLE— The California Title ! Insurance .' and
Trust ■ Company will issue a policy of ' Insurance '
guaranteeing the title" perfect .to each Buyer for the ■
small amount of $10 for each lot. •.-...• ' '• , '.*;
The Hayes-street cable is to. bectiansed to an '
electric road and extended to the" Cliff House as '
the great north-of-the-park route. -. .'. , • ;"."','
. Lots are all numbered; auction fla r , r 09 premises. ■
■NOTE— reach those elegain. residence 'lots: '
, take the Hayes-street cars to Ashbury . street; or '
the Oak-street cars to Aalibury street; walk Horth- '•
across the Park to the property. ■.-•■.
Do not fall to examine these, elegant .residence .
lots. All must be sold to closo an.Eastern.sccpunu
Attend the sale; purchase oiie -or more Jots:: .A-
sure, handsome profit of 50 per cent within two -\-
years. Catalogues at our office.. '.' .'.-'..'
EASTON, KLDKID6E * CO., '' ' .
Auctioneers, 638 Market Street. .
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PALO ALTO AUCTION SALE
Jfe» £& --^fe : !fe; : -v.'';
WEDNESDAY. APRIL 10, .1305, :
' At 11 o'clock a. M., at • ' '••'.■ :
PALO ALTO STOCK FARM, ',
....■WE WILL BKIL ... , . . • '
Thirty-five Head Colts and Fillies,"
CHIEFLY "•■ . •
Yearlings and Two- Year-Olds, ' :
By Azmoor. • Electricity • Langton, Berhal Ansel. •
Good Gift, Nephew, Lottery, Wild Eoy, •
■ : sport, Truman, etc., - • .' . •
Out of the Best Bred Mares on This Farm .•
'\ Catalogues ready April 4. '■■ '■" ' ' ' i '■'■.' . .
There will also be sold 12 head work animals.
Trains leave for Palo Alto at 8:15 and 10:40 a. jr.-
Beturning, leave Palo Alto at 3:37 and 6:37 .P.M.
KILLIP & CO., ;■" •
Auctioneers, SO Montgomery St. •'.
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HEN'S Y A. SMITH. : . Will K. FISHER. •
WILL E. FISHER & (1, . V
Salesroom— 33 and 35 Main' Street^ •
THIS DAY : .
Thursday .......April 4, at 10 O' Clock- '
BY/ OAT AI-iOGrtTEi, . >
;^ '^La» AUCTION,. ; / I ;',-';
Groceries, : Liquors, ; Provisions, Etc., ;
... : ; ; YINV IN LOTS TO SUIT. . ,' '
WILL E. FISHER & CO., »3 and 35 Main. '
rpHIS WELL-KNOWN AND RELIABLE BPK- 1
1 clalUt treats - PRIVATE CHRONIC AKD . "
NERVOUS DISEASES OF SXKOKLT. He st9P> B
I Discharges: cures secret itiood And Sicin Diseases, -,- }
Bores and : Swelling* : Nervous Debility, i Icnpo- ,
tone* and other weaknesses of Manhood. .
lie corrects the Secret Errors of Youth and ttieir ; .
; terrible effects. Loss of Vitality, Palpitation of the . '
. Heart. Loss of Memory, Despondency and other
troubles of , mind and body, caused' by the. Error* • -
Excesses and Diseases of Boys and Men. ■ " .
> He restores Lost 1 Viror and ilaoly Ftwer, re- 1
- moves Deformities : and restores th« Ori;an» •to .
KoaUu. Ho also cores Diseases caused, by Map-
eury and other Poisonous Drue*. ; •"; • > X -''-'■.■'
>- Dr. MfiNiiltys methods are regular ajßd scien-
tific, tHe u»es no patent nostrums or ready-mado V. ■
I preparations, but cures the diseas* . by I tborotn(l| Ml
medical treatment. '- His New Pamphlet oa Prf- J
rate Diseases lent Free to all men who describe I
: their trouble. Patient* cured at Home. Terms
raii!io:iablP. v. v* r^*^ ■^*^»its^n'*»ius<i «v ilCJfwcaiE^S
- Hours— 9 to 3 daily; 0:30 to 8:30 even Sun- . .
days, 10 to l'J only. Consultation free aad a*- .
credlr confidential. . Call on or address . '
■ v P. KOSCOK McNBLXT, X. D.,
_ 36}4 Kemrny St., Saa Francisco. Ca!.
■■.;'■- SOT. Beware of strangers who try to talk to yon *
about your , disease ; en the streets or eiseTrhere. 1
Tseyare cappers or steerers fer swindling doctors.
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