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SONOMA'S CHIEF CITY.
Glimpse of Santa Rosa,
the Beautiful Place
ITS VARIED INTERESTS.
A Bright Gem in the Diadem
of California's North
MILLIONS FROM THE FARMS.
Competition In Railways and Elec
trlo Ltghts-Many Thriving
SANTA ROSA, Cal., April 9.— North of
the Tehachapi Mountains there is but one
interior town in California that can boast
SOME OF THE PROGRESSIVE MEN WHO ARE IDENTIFIED WITH THE ENTERPRISE OF SANTA ROSA.
[Drawn from photographs.] ,
of two competing railways, and that town
is Santa Rosa, nestling in the heart of a
land beautiful to behold and teeming with
innate richness. To be sure, Santa Rosa
has no claim to the distinction of situation
on tidewater or navigable ways, which in
sure prosperity through proximity with
deep-sea shipping; but it has a beauty and
a character peculiarly its own, and being
the very center of a wonderfully produc
tive region its commercial wealth is as- ;
sured. Its products can reach sea ports .
by either the Southern Pacific branch road i
through the Sonoma Valley or the North
Pacific Railway to Tiburon, and with this
fact in view a Californian need not ask
twice why Santa Rosa is a flourishing city,
with refreshful signs of enterprise and
progress among her representative people.
To a stranger within the gates the first
advice a Santa Rosan will give is: "See us
and our valley from the Courthouse dome.
You will learn more about us in live min
utes than you can in a month from what
To the stranger in the fair city of roses
no more agreeable words can be spoken ;
for the view from that dome is a rare treat
indeed." The panorama spread out be
neath is beautiful as the land of promise—
a broad plain stretching to the most pic
turesque of foothills, full of color from
purple rocks to deep vivid green leafage of
pines and luscious grasses, far-reaching
pasturages where cattle browse content
edly, and closer still fields that promise
corn .and wine. "Under the magic influ
ence of spring the hundreds of orchards
are clothed in white or pink blossoms that
bespeak a harvest of great plentiousness,
and th'j vines are growing green. The
foreground, a picture in itself, is composed
of pretty homes and long avenues, with
foliage in great variety breaking archi
tectural outlines, and all leading up to the
bustlirfg business scene immediately be
Approaches to the town give a quite dif
ferent impression. The railway forces its
way through blooming orchards, above
which are glimpses of roofs and church
spires and the high courthouse finials. In
such a scene one would hardly look for
evidences of extraordinary activity in dif
ferent lines of industry such as those I
which surround Santa Rosa. And yet the
enterprises of this city represent a yearly
volume of business amounting in the ag
gregate to several millions of dollars.
In Sonoma, of which Santa Rosa is the
county seat, the yearly products of the soil
are about $2,000,000; from poultry and
eggs, $1,000,000, and from dairy products
$1,000,000. The total output of all prod
ucts is not less than $7,000,000 a year, and
that means so much created wealth.
Among the leading industries of Santa
Ro.<a is I. de Turk's winery, which has a
cooperage capacity of 750,000 gallons, a
storage capacity of 1,500,000 gallons and an
average yearly output of 250,000 gallons.
Mr. de Turk buys grapes from neighboring
vineyards, and this maintains the vine
yardists in a large measure.
Another immense winery is that of the
Fountaingrove Vineyard Company. This
enterprise is owned by a Japanese gentle
man who has managed the business of
wine growing and making for years with
remarkable success. It has a storage ca
pacity of 1,000,000 gallons in tanks varying
from 1000 to 25,000 gallons. In vintage
time 100 men are employed, and all the
year round forty men are kept busy either on
the 400 acreß of vineyard or in the winery.
Over 100,000 gallons of Fountaingrove wine
are shipped to Europe yearly, and as much
more finds a ready market in New York
The Santa Rosa Flour Mills, constructed
at a cost of $60,000, produce 200 barrels of
high-grade flour daily for shipment to
Ukiah and the surrounding country. It is
owned by J. Mather and Mrs. R.W. Lowry. j
Fruite grown in the orchards near by are ;
esily handled in the canning establish
ments of Hunt Brothers and the Cutting
Packing Company, and also by the Sonoma
Fruit Exchange, of which E. Hart is presi
dent. Hunt Brothers canned over 60,000
cases of fruit last season, and about the
same amount was turned out by Cutting's
factory; besides hundreds of tons of ap
ples, peaches, prunes, etc., were dried at
the drying-bo uses.
A basalt blocK quarry, one mile from
town, shipped $150,000 worth of blocks
' last year to San Francisco and Stockton.
Besides these industries there are two
tanneries, one owned by E. "W. Hurgren,
which does a very extensive business; a
brewery, foundry ana a lumber-yard. But
there is room for some enterprising man
of capital to establish a creamery on a large
scale, and for another to introduce the beet
' sugar industry. Mayor E. F. "Woodward
stated his opinion that a creamery and a
beet-sugar factory are the two greatest
needs of this city, and he feels confident of
their success. A source of considerable
revenue is the hop business of M. Pur
Santa Rosa enjoys the effects of compe
tition in electric lighting, having two
I electric light plants supplying the town,
! business houses and homes with very
! cheap light. The consumers believe they
have the cheapest light in California, but
i there is a gas works in full operation and
making it pay to tight the opposition.
A conservative estimate of the popula
tion places it between 6000 and 7000. There ;
i are twenty miles of graded and macada- ,
i mized streets in town that are regularly j
sprinkled by the city ; nearly nine miles j
of sewerage, a paid fire department, fire j
alarm system and fully $4,000,000 of taxa
ble property, but not a dollar of indebted
ness. The main business streets are well
paved with basalt blocks and the sidewalks
' are laid in patent stone. Even now wooden
sidewalks are disappearing in the dwelling
parts of town. Bonds to the amount of
$30,000 were voted recently for a high
school building and $165,000 for a munici
pal water works. Although the present
water system gives excellent mountain
water at low rates progressive Santa Rosans
want a system owned by the city. Fourth
street is to be paved down to the North
Pacific Railway depot, and its sidewalks
changed the whole way down to patent
stone. I. de Turk, A. B. Lemmon and R.
A. Thompson were appointed as a citizens'
committee to urge the railway people to
1 build an ornamental depot similar to the ,
one at San Rafael. The town well deserves )
a handsome railroad station considering j
that twenty-six trains come and go daily, j
On the "Donahue" road there are three !
trains each way to and from San Fran- !
Cisco, two with Sevastopol, two with Guer- ;
neviile and two with Healdsburg and j
Ukiah. On the Southern Pacific two trains
oome and go daily, connecting with San
Francisco, and one freight train up and j
down on each road.
All the heavy commercial interests of
Santa Rosa are ably cared for by the Santa
< Rosa Bank, Thomas Hopper president;
i Savings Bank of Santa Rosa, A. P. Over
| ion president; Santa Rosa National Bank,
J. H. Brush president, and the Exchange !
Bank, M. Doyle's private establishment.
An interest which has directed wide at- j
tention to the town is the breeding of j
blooded horses. Four famous stables are i
; here gathered near each other, and from j
i them have come some of the most cele
: brated horses, last of all Alcona Jr., which
was recently sold by Con Shea of this city
i after taking first prize at the horse show in
Pan Francisco. The other horsemen are j
I. de Turk, Dr. Finlaw, who has Daly's j
promising progeny at Rosedale farm, and |
The Councilmen who look after Santa
Rosa's welfare are George A. Tupper, F. |
Berka, J. S. "Wilson, Thomas B. Keegan, ,
j C. N. Collins and E. D. Harris, with whom j
i are associated W. F. Cowan, City Attor
j ney; W. J. Steadman, Marshal and Tax!
j Collector; C. L. Nobley, Clerk, and D. W. \
, Cosav, Street Superintendent. The Mayor
'■. and Treasurer is E. F. Woodward, one of
j the most progressive men of Sonoma j
It is conceded that much of the town's
I prosperity and advancement is due to the
! encouragement, direction and intelligent j
! criticism of the Santa Rosa Daily Demo- |
, crat, edited by R. A. Thompson, and the (
Evening Republican, owned and edited by j
A. B. Lemmon.
As an indication of the intellectual drift 1
of Santa Rosa it is interesting to note that
during March 3299 books were borrowed
from the public library— l6B4 being fiction,
536 juvenile, 273 history, 184 travel, 230
| biography, 212 essays, 107 science and art,
and 734 poetry and drama.
Santa Rosa has even more than its share
of progressive men, among whom are the
following: I. de Turk, M. L. McDonald, j
E. E. Morrow, J. F. Smith, M. H. Dignan,
C. A. Wright, Thomas P. Keegan, D. M.
Spencer, W. D. Reynolds, J. H. Brush,
Judge A. P. Overton, Thomas Hopper,
J. P. Overton, L. W. Burris, Dr. C. W.
Savage, Dr. J. W. Jesse and H. W. By
The spiritual life of Santa Rosa is guided
by ten pastors, of different denominations,
who have charge respectively of the Pres
byterian, German Methodist Episcopal,
Advent, St. Rose's Catholic, Methodist
Episcopal South, Third-street Methodist
Episcopal, Christian Baptist, Congrega
tional and the Episcopal church. The Sal
j vation Army is firmly established and has
j a strong corps of followers. In an educa-
I tional way this city is not lacking, as there
| are many schools and colleges here, in
| eluding the Pacific Methodist College, St.
! Ursula's Academy, Morrison's Business
College, St. Rose's School, the Normal
School, Santa Rosa Seminary for young
ladies and a Kindergarten.
Fresno Minister Arrested. ,
FRESNO, Cal., April 9. -Much trouble
has been caused here by men who trespass
upon the part of the city park reserved for
ladies. To-day five arrests were made.
One of the men is the minister of a church
here. He gave bail.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 1805.
PUZZLING THEM ALL
Collectors Worry Over
ITS SCOPE NOT CLEAR.
Telegrams Asking Instructions
Come From Many
FURTHER SUITS TO BE FILED.
By the Supreme Court's Ruling the
Government Loses Nearly Ten
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 9.— The
decision of the Supreme Court yesterday
j in the income-tax case has plunged the
internal revenue officials into almost inex
! plicable mysteries and trouble. The more
; the decision is studied the greater seem the
! difficulties attending a clear understand
ing of its scope.
The declaration that rents and incomes
from real estate are exempted has opened
up the question whether the effect of the
decision is not to include all profits of
whatever character growing out of real
estate, including farm oroduce, timber,
I coal and all mine products, within the
; exempt cause. Whether the losses sus
tained through bad rent debts and the
amount of expenses incurred in collecting
the rents or for repairs on houses are to
I be deducted from the incomes is also a
| mooted question. Under the decision
' rents are not to be included in assessing
the income tax. Suppose, it is asked, a
man's income is of a mixed character —
that from real and personal property.
The former is exempt. Can he deduct the
expanses necessary for the collection of
his income from the realty from the in
come from personal property before mak-
, ing a return? The question is puzzling
I the revenue collectors.
Another grave question raised by the
I decision is whether the roadbed, round
> houses, stations, etc., of the railroads are
! real estate or personal property within the
! meaning of the law. The lawa of -several
! Btates are said to differ on this point and
! on several others of importance involved
jin the opinion of the court. As soon as a
\ verified copy of the opinion can be had
internal revenue officials will begin the pre
paration of supplementary regulations
which will cover in a more or less general
way the opinion of the court, leaving the
more abstruse questions to be solved as
they are presented. The collectors of the
! tax in different parts of the country already
' have begun telegraphing for instructions
ion many points. All things considered,
J it is now thought the loss to the treas-
I ury from the income-tax source will ex
ceed 60 per cent of the total expected from
The debates on the income tax while the
bill for its imposition was under considera
tion in Congress are almost barren of
I figures showing the comparative iraport
i ance of the incomes from rents and interest
i on county, municipal and State bonds in
furnishing a revenue to the Government.
It does not appear that this matter was
\ touched upon in the House discussion, and
• it was only casually referred to in the
j Senate. Senator Aldrich of Rhode Island
prepared a statement placing the revenue
j likely to be derived through the income
| tax at $100,000,000 and crediting rents and
! public bonds with about 30 per cent of this
Senator Peffer, who made the principal
I speech in the Senate in advocacy of an in
come tax, did not go into this branch of
the question at all, but he said to-day in
I an interview that he was of the opinion
| that between $9,000,000 and $10,000,000 of
' revenue would have been derived from
! those two sources if the Supreme Court
! had allowed them to stand, and he added
| that he thought this amonnt would have
been about two-thirds of the revenue pro
duced by the income tax.
"The census reports show," he said,
"that 52 per cent of the people of the United
States are renters, and it is to be inferred
that about this proportion of the land is
occupied by renters. The land of the
entire country, with improvements added,
I is put down as worth $39,544,523,544. Of this
amont $20,000.000 ,000 worth is rented. The
rental on that amount at the average rate
of 5 per cent would be $1,000,000,000. Just
what proportion of that would come under
the law is another matter and that could
not be got at accurately, but let us assume
that one-quarter of it, or $250,000,000 worth,
would be taxable income, that would give
$5,000,000,000 of income tax, and that, I
think, is a very low estimate. The bonds,
municipal, county and school district,
which would have been subject to the tax,
amounted to $906,213,053. Take one-quarter
of this amount as coming within the opera
tions of the law and one arrives at the rate
of 2 per cent on this amount, $4,531,065, or
a total on the two items of about $9,500,000.
Late this afternoon Commissioner Miller
decided to require all persons who have
made returns to make affidavits to the facts
as to the amount of income received from
rents and bonds, and those who have not
yet sent in their returns to make necessary
correction thereon before doing so. It
seems probable the final decision will be
that yesterday's opinion in effect exempts
incomes received from bonds and rents,
the latter to be strictly denned as the
amount the landlord derives from his ten
ant. In computing income it is believed it
will be held that insurance, ordinary re
pairs and taxes on exempt property may
be properly deducted. In that case it is
probable the courts will be called upon to
explain just what yesterday's decision in
tended to exempt from the tax.
Private Secretary Thurber's attention be
ing called to the statement contained in
the Washington evening papers to-day,
that the President was being flooded with
telegrams from all parts of the country ap
pealing to him to call an extra session of
Congress to repeal the income tax law,
said not one single telegram or communi
cation had been received on the subject.
THE DECISION BINDING.
That It the View Taken by Attorney-
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 9.— "So far
as the lower courts are concerned," said
Attorney-General Olney, "the division of
the Supreme Court on the income tax law
is as binding as if the whole court had been
unanimous in its favor. I cannot believe
any Judge would grant an injunction to
prevent a "collector from collecting the tax
on incomes derived from other sources than
rents or State and municipal bonds in the
face of the Supreme CoiTrt's action. The
only way I can see by which persons who
object to paying th» tax can secure judiciar
action is by paying the tax under protest
and entering suit for its recovery."
TO BE FURTHER ASSAILED.
Neu> Suits Will lie Commenced to Test
WASHINGTON, D. 0., April 9.r-Attor
ney J. W. Wilson, who represented John
G. Moore in the Court of Appeals in the
recent income tax cases, said this morning
that further proceedings would be begun
immediately. "Several parts of the law
will be attacked," said he, "the principal
one being the exemption from taxation of
incomes under $4000 annually. This will
be attacked as an unjust discrimination.
I cannot say just yet who are the com
plainants or what the title of the suits will
be, but they will be instituted, probably,
within a few days and be pushed as rapidly
needed ojj:r in England.
Such a Tribunal as the Supreme Court
LONDON, Eng., April 9.— The Globe
this afternoon, referring to the decision of
the Supreme Court of the United States as
to the constitutionality of the iocome tax,
says: "Every man in this country will re
gret there is no Supreme Court of the
American variety here. Never in all the
long history of the English bench have
they soared to the heights of liberty
reached by the American Judges yester
day. It is quite impossible to establish
such a tribunal here."
The St. James Gazette comments on the
Supreme Court decision in a similar strain
And adds: "No one has suggested that
this august tribunal can be bribed in a
manner familiar to litigants in some of the
inferior courts of the Union. Still it is
significant that the politics of the various
Judges are carefully mentioned in the dis
SEIZING SPURIOUS STAMPS
Postal Inspectors and Detec
tives After the Daring
Officials Have Been on the Alert for
the Band Since Last
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 9.-* Chief In
spector "Wheelrr of the Postofflce Depart
ment refuses to say anything about stamp
counfeiting in Chicago, though he has
received several telegrams concerning the
affair. It was learned from two other offi
cials, however, that the extent of the coun
terfeiting had been overestimated. Third
Assistant Postmaster-General Craig says
counterfeit stamps have carried letters
through the mails and have been canceled,
bnt stamp counterfeiting cannot be carried
on to any ereat extent, as the cost of making
the stamps and the difficulty 01 disposing of
them is so great as to render the counter
feiting of little profit.
Large purchases of stamps are usually
made from responsible and known men.
Unknown persons having stamps to sell,
he added, are under suspicion of having
stolen them, and large purchases therefore
are not likely to \e madt from them.
Chief Hazen of the Secret Service divis
ion ot the Treasury Department received a
telegram to-day from one of his agents at
Chicago stating that he has seized $700
worth of counterfeit 2-cent postage stamps.
They had been shipped from Buffalo and
were found in Wells-Fargo's Express office.
The officials have been on the alert for
something of this kind since July, when
they learned of a man making inquiries
under suspicious circumstances ««s to the
process of printing stamps. The officials
of the Secret Service are working on the
case in connection with the Postoflice in
It has been learned at the Postoffice De
partment that the stamps known to be
counterfeit were made in Hamilton, Ont.
About $750 worth have been captured.
ABAXDOXED Jt ESERVATIOXB.
Those Xo Longer Required Turned Over
iii the Interior Department.
WASHINGTON, D. C, AprU 9.— A gen
eral order was issued from the War De
partment to-day turning over to the In
terior Department abandoned military res
ervations no longer required for military
purposes. The tracts are a part of the
Fort Brady reservation in Michigan on the
St. Marys River, three and a half acres;
reservation of depot McKinney, on Powder
River, AVyo., G4O acres; Fort Reno, O. T.,
timber reservation known as Council Grove,
twenty miles southeast of Fort Reno, 750
acres; reservation of Fort Stevenson, N.
Dak., on the Missouri River at its junction
with Douglas Creek; the military reserva
tion at Fort Lewis, Colo., on the west bank
of the Rio Platte, eight miles southwest
of Parrott City.
The general order specially defines the
bounds of the military prison reservation
at Fort Leavenworth ,Kans.
SENTENCE OF MAJOR WHAM.
It la Somewhat Mitigated by the
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 9.— The
President has disposed of a case that has
been pending for many months in acting
upon the record of court-martial, held at
Vancouver Barracks, Washington, which
sentenced Major Joseph W. Wham, a pay
master in the army, to dismissal for failure
to pay his debts. The President mitigated
tbe sentence to a suspension, on half pay,
from rank and duty and alt privileges
until January, 1904, his name to be placed
at the foot of the list in the pay depart
ment. The date mentioned is that upon
which Major Wham will retire, so that he
can never again see active service, and he
will drop from No. 9 to No. 25 in his rank,
so there will be no possibility, of his own
promotion, nor can he retard the promo
tion of majors who may enter the grade
FEELS VERY SECURE
Venezuela Is Grateful
for This Country's
UNCLE SAM IS THANKED-
President Crespo's Suggestion
Promptly Acted Upon by
WATCHING GREAT BRITAIN.
Firm Stand Taken to Prevent the
Further Threatened Encroach
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 9.-Presi
dent Crespo of Venezuela has sent a special
message to the Congress of Venezuela
concerning the attitude of the United
States on the British-Venezuelan ques
tion. Immediately following the receipt
of the President's message the Congress
passed resolutions heartily thanking the
United States for its sympathy and sup
port. Senor Andrade, the Venezuelan
Minister here, to-day received copies of the
message and resolutions. President
Crespo's message saya:
"The high powers of the United States
have just given, in the pending question
between Venezuela and England, a signal
proof of the extent to which the principle
of human justice prevails among that great
people. The chief magistrate of that
powerful republic, being persuaded of the
great peril which is involved for American
interests through a prolongation of a con
flict of such a grievous nature, expressed in
his message to Congress the strong wish of
inducing Great Britain to put an end to
the dispute by arbitration.
"In the House of Representatives there
was introduced in consequence a resolu
tion which has been inserted in the yellow
book of Venezuela, and in the terms of
which is disclosed the noblest interest to
ward seeing the controversy closed in con
formity with justice and reason. The resolu
tion earnestly recommends to the two
contending parties the adoption of the
course indicated by the message of the
President of the United States in order to
peacefully settle the dispute. The legisla
tive act referred to was approved by both
chambers and President Cleveland affixed
his signature aud the seal thereto on the
21st of February. Such tokens of the spirit of
justice with which the transcendent ques
tion of the Guiana boundaries ia studied
and considered by the President and leg
islature of the great northern republic re
quires from Venezuela a significant act
of special gratitude, which only you
can sanction, so as to express the wish of
the people of Venezuela. Certain, I feel
this idea will have the most enthusiastic
acceptance in the hearts of our worthy leg
The Congress in joint assembly at once
acted upon President Crespo's suggestion
and the resolutions express the deep ap
preciation of Venezuela for the co-opera
tion of the United States in the contention.
Word reaches the legation here that
Venezuela feels so secure in her rights that
she is pushing forward improvements in
the disputed territory. This is shown by a
report from the Commissary-General stat
ing that he has furnished a church, which
is to be the nucleus of a settlement in the
Amasure region. This is a sort of Venezu
elan outpost, where they are taking a stand
to resist further encroachments of Great
HAPPENINGS IN SAN JOSE
Overland Shipments Behind
Last Year, but a Better
Letters of Administration Are Ap-
piled For on the Estate of
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 9.— The overland
shipments last week amounted to 1,694,425
pounds, against 1,830,770 during the corre
sponding week in April, 1894, a decrease of
136,345. The decrease is owing to the slow
movement of dried prunes, but 664,350
pounds going forward against 854,895 a
year ago, a falling off of over 200,000. Wine
shipments continue heavy, 742,280 pounds
being shipped during the past week.
Canned fruit is moving rapidly, the ship
ments for the week just ended amounting
to 217,420, being greater than the figures of
any week since November 10, 1894. While
the shipment of prunes has fallen off 200,
--000 pounds, compared with this period of
last year, the demand for other kinds of
dried fruit has been increasing. The
dried fruit shipment last week footed up
742,280, of which 664,350 pounds were dried
prunes, 41,630 peaches, 25,280 apricots, 9375
pears and 1645 pounds of plums.
The local shipments over the broad
gauge for March show a good increase over
the same month last year, or any previoxis
year, being 7,174,265 pounds for the coast
division and 7,398,105 for the western divis
ion, a total of 14,572,370.
The increase in freight forwarded iS not
more remarkable than is the amount of
freight received. The total for March is
28,779,480 pounds, against 18.271,120 for the
same month in 1894, an increase of over
HA Jilil' WAITE CAPTURED.
The Medium Who Absconded With a King
Arreated in Denver, Colo.
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 9.— Chief Kid
ward has received word of the arrest of
Harry Waite, the medium, at Denver.
Waite is wanted here on a charge of grand
larceny. He was here about two months
ago, and is accused of carrying away a $75
diamond ring belonging to Mrs. S. W. Mc-
Williams, the proprietress of a fashionable
boarding-house on South Second street.
In consideration of the gift of the ring,
Waite agreed to name the number of a
lottery ticket that would win $8000. Mrs.
McWilliams made several trips to San
Francisco in search of the ticket and finally
got it, but the ticket proved a blank.
l.ettrra of Administration.
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 9.— George S. Me-
Murtry has petitioned for letters of ad
ministration on the estate of Fannie Ayres,
who died at Los Gatos on March 30, 1895.
The estate is valued at ?4200 and consists
of real estate near that place. A peculiar
phase in the case i» the advanced ages of
the heirs. In the will George S. McMurtry
is named as executor and he consents to
The heirs of the decedent are: Olivia
Spring is here, and it is most important
that every one who desires good health
through the coming season should attend
to the matter now. The foundation of
good health is pure, rich blood. Therefore
there can be no more urgent duty at this
time than purifying and vitalizing the
It is no less important that the best
blood-purifying medicine be used for this
purpose. That medicine, beyond any
shadow of doubt, is Hood's Saraparilla.
It is the only tme blood purifier. It cures
disease because it purifies the blood, and its
record of actual cures is absolutely un-
equaled in medical history.
Hood's Sarsaparilla is the best spring
medicine because it ts the best blood puri-
fier. Take it now and it will destroy the
germs of disease and drive from your blood
the impurities which, if they remain,
will be sure to cause sickness and distress
later on. It will build up the sys-
tem, invigorate all the organs end
give new life to every function of
the body. Get only Hood's because
Is the Only
True Blood Purifier
Ayres Murphy, aged 74 years, residing in
Dixon, 111. ; Charlotte Ayres Pratt, aged 72,
residing in Princeton, Minn.; Hannah
Ayres Stnrtevant, aged 76, residing at Oak
land, Cal., and Joseph Cyrus Ayres, aged
59, living at Dixon, 111. The deceased was
G6 years of age at the time of her death.
Wants an Early Trial.
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 9.— ln the mat
ter of Edward A. Barron, the mulatto
claimant in the Barron case, for a partial
distribution of the estate, E. S. Pillsbury,
the attorney for the widow, Eva Rose
Barron, has given notice that he will ask
the court on April 12 to set the case for
trial. The attorney for the executrix de
sires to dispose of the matter as soon as
Game Warden Selected.
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 9.— The matter
of appointing a game warden came up
before the Board of Supervisors to-day.
The place was much sought after, E. C.
Reed and John D. McKenzie being the
most prominently mentioned. After tak
ing twenty -six ballots John D. McKenzie
was declared elected. The compensation
was fixed at $75 per month and $25 for ex
Frank I>uhois> Residence Burned.
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 9.— The resi
dence of Frank Dubois on Senter street
was totally destroyed by fire at an early
hour this morning. The cause of the fire
is unknown. The famiiy had a narrow
escape, as the fire was well under way
when they were awakened. The loss is
about $3000, with but little insurance.
Hates for Feeding Prisoners.
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 9.— The Board of
Supervisors this afternoon fixed the follow
ing rates to be allowed the Sheriff for feed
ing prisoners in the County Jail: For
those in confinement 15 cents per day.
those working on the pump 20 cents and
those working outside 25 cents.
Sent Here for Trial.
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 9.— Herman
Sparf, one of the United States prisoners
confined in the County Jail under sentence
of death for the murder of Mate Fitzgerald
of the bark Hesper, was taken to San Fran
cisco to-day, where he will have a new trial
Hunter Trial Beaumed.
SAX JOSE, Cal., April 9.— The trial of
Frauk Hunter, for burglary, was resumed
before Judge Lorigan to-day. The wit
nesses for the defense to-day were rather
weak. The trial will probably be concluded
First Stratcb&rry Shipment.
SAN JOSE, Cal., April 9.— The first ship
ment of strawberries from this county to
the San Francisco market was made yes
terday. It consisted of two and a naif
chests and was made from Agnews station.
If Iff I IN I M %
1 1 lliuU
:yi"";S^' A business man
/^\ X^^^* realizes that close
buying is the cor-
)v v * i Y 1 \ nerstone of sue-
I.? 1 [J W \ cess i but he prob-
— -„ \i^r ' a^ v P a J' s^^ tailor
v \y twice or thrice too
much for everything he wears.
We claim that we can sell an honestly
made Suit or Overcoat of good, first-class
material from Ten to Twenty-five Dollars.
Wouldn't it be business-like for you to see
if this is so before you call on the tailors
■LJ Iv »N «^ •! t* lv*sf
Corner Kearny and Sutter
"When rambling in the woods I came
in contact with poison oak. The follow-
ing summer my whole body was
Covered With Sores
and pimples. I tried different medicines,
but they did not seem to do me any good.
I was admonished by several of my friends
to take Hood's Sarsaparilla. Having
tried so many different kinds of reme-
dies I had come to the conclusion that
notning would do me any good. How-
ever, after noticing so many testimonials
in the daily papers from different people
who had been
Cured by flood's
Sarsaparilla. I concluded to try one bottle.
It gave me such relief that I continued
with the medicine and it has effected a
perfect cure." E. E. King, 929 South
Twelfth street, Philadelphia.
"My little brother had sores oil over his
head. We gave him Hood's Sarsaparilla
and it cured him." Cyxthia Morsb,
Denver, New York.
STAMPED ON A SHOE
MEANS STANDARD OP MERIT.
04 OR M m
What store leads in giving honest values to the
public? Why, the Philadelphia Shoe Company, of
course, and any customer who ever bought an
article from us will back up our statement. Our
boast is that we never misrepresent an article, and
we now assert that we have the most complete
line of medium-priced Tan Shoes ever displayed
in this city. We can fit all feet and at prices that
will fit all pockets. Don't be deceived and go else-
where. First call and examine our stock, and if
you are not satisfied don't buy. We. have a com-
plete assortment of Tan Oxfords and Southern
Ties, with either cloth or kid tops, pointed or square
toes. We have Tan Shoes for men, women and
children. "We have fine shoes . as well as cheap
ones, but remember that whatever you buy that
you receive a. better article at a lower price than
you would receive from any other store. This week
we are selling Ladies' Tan Oxfords, with pointed
toes and tips and handturned soles for
That will wear well, and retail regularly for f 1 75
and $2. Widths C, D and E.
<ti nn iff
Children are always hard on their shoes, and
wear them out quickly, but we have » line of Rus«
set Goat Button Straight Foxed and Tipped, with
Spring Heels and durable soles that we guarantee
for wear, and which we will sell at the following
prices. Widths, C, D and E.
Child's sizes, 7 to 10%.. 81. 00
Misses' sizes, 11 to 8 51. 25
QH Hit m / m
We claim to sell cheaper than . our competitors
and we will now prove it. This week we are mak-
ing a special sale of Ladies' Tan Button Shoes.
Straight Foxed, Pointed or Square Toes and V,
shaped Tips, and Pliable Soles which we will sell
Remember we have cheaper Tan Shoes; shoo*
that can be retailed for $1 60 and $2. but our $2 50
line Is a leader and is made by the Slebe, Ulan villa
Company. They are made of the Finest Tan Vlcl
Kid, and are just as easy on the feet as a black kid
shoe. Being soft and pliable they require no break,
ing in. They are a bargain and retail elsewhere for
$3 50 and $4. - ' ••
jWTCountry orders solicited.
49TSend for new Illustrated Catalogue.
PHILADELPHIA SHOE CO,
10 Third Street, San Francisco.
• B. KATCHINSKI.
A LADIES" GRILL ROOM
Has been established in the Palace Hotel
ON ACCOUNT OF REPEATED DEMANDS
made on the management. It takes the place
of the city restaurant, with direct entrance from
Market st. Ladies shopping will find this a most
; desirab'e place to lunch. Prompt service and mod-
erate charges, such as have given the gentleraeni
Grillroom an international reputation, will preval
In this new department. ,- >;,
PDIICUCCV BARBERS, BAK-
BailUonitclf™' bootblacks, bath-
WIiUWIIkU houses, billiard - tables,
brewers,^ bookbinders, candy-makers, cannery
dyers, flourmlUs, foundries, laundries, par*r-
hangers, printers, painters, shoe factories, atabte.
men, tar-roofers, tanners, tailors, etc ™ les * .«»»•
™' : ._, BI7CHANAN BROS.,
Brush Manufacturer*, 609 Sacramento St.
f~~~^ Dr. Gibbon's Dispensary^
Jkt&Sk fn a ?xE f^V ST - E *^llshed
fejLXjj-^^SJ l»'S< I tts.fs f l J cstMnuh(HHi. Debility or
ttflSHH| 2l s f a «f, w 1 -? on body nnd mln.l
* yHOm S . J n lUs-asc*. The doctor cures when
Sffifmr" others fall. Try him. Charges low.
Dr.J.r.UIBBOS, Box 1»57, SMriJSnaMSI
J»r. J. r ttIBMOK. Box 1*37, siai] '['nuMM