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A . PAGE BROWN IS BLUE
The Ferry Depot Architect
Hates to Talk About His
HE WANTS TIME FOR THOUGHT.
Will Need About a Year In Which
to Prepare His Ex
k A. Page Brown, architect of the State's
depot foundations at the foot of Market
street, is preparing thunder in the contro- j
versy now pending between Engineer How
ard 'C. Holmes and Detective C. J. Stil
well. Mr. Brown announced yesterday j
afternoon that he would take ample time j
in preparing for his part of the explosion, j
and that before he took part in the pyro- j
technics he would consult the Harbor Com- ;
luissioners and such other persons as he j
thought would be proper under the circum- -
"I prepared the plans and specifications |
for the depot and ferry piers here in my j
office," Mr. Brown said yesterday. "And j
I was paid for my services by order of the
"Who wants to see Mr. Brown?" he ■
asked, when first accosted in his office. He j
was in the act of folding and unfolding j
large sheets of drawing paper bearing the
perspectives of ferry piers that are to be—
or have been, or ought to be.
When told that the caller was a repor- i
ter, Mr. Brown said:
"Weli, sir; Mr. Brown is not in to-day— ;
probably he will not be in to reporters and
other inquisitive persons for two or three
days to come. Mr. Brown isn't ready.
Besides there was enough in the papers j
this morning to do for some time. No, Mr. j
Brown is out."
"When will you be in, Mr. Brown?"
asked the reporter, readily identifying the
gentleman to whom he was speaking.
This abrupt and unexpected question
seemed to amuse the architect, who bad
thus far played the incognito act. He
dropped the plans which he held in his
hands and gave his black mustache a vig
orous twist on each side. After a mo
ment's pause he said :
"I will not be interviewed to-day— posi-
"When will you be interviewed on the
Bubject of water-front work in general and
ferry piers in particular?"
"Not for a day or two. I shall first have
a consultation with the Harbor Commis
sioners; then I will prepare a statement for
publication," he replied, as he made an
other lunge with both hands after more
pictures of prospective ferry piers and
"Did you prepare the plans and specifi
cations for the ferry piers?" was asked.
"Yes, I did. It was all done here in my
"And you were paid for that work?"
"Yes; certainly," replied Mr. Brown,
xvith a series of beaming smiles. "The
' Harbor Commissioners ordered my bills
"Did you superintend the work in gen
"Excuse me. I have no more to say on
the subject at present. Come in some
other day and I may talk more freely to
you on this subject."
After this remark Mr. Brown disap
peared within his private office, and all
efforts to make him reappear were futile.
DIDN'T STOP THE FLUE.
Judge Belcher Issues an Order on
the Sheriff Without
Sheriff Whelan presented himself before
the City Hall Commission at its meeting
yesterday morning with a document signed
t>y Judge Belcher ordering him to stop up
the flues which are supposed to ventilate
his courtroom, but which Instead, he says,
carry up impure air from the basement
and form a menace to his health and that
of the officials of his court.
Mayor Sutro was inclined to think the
complaint of the Judge was good and that
it was of the lirst importance to do away
■with health-destroying nuisances. He said
that he had discovered only a few days ago
a deposit of some eighty cubic yards of
filth near his office that percolated through
the walls. Ho thought the sanitary sys
tem of the hall should be looked into, and
that the ruan who planted the heating
apparatus in the sub-basement should be
6ent to jail.
City Attorney Creswell remarked that
the flues from the basement opened into
his office and he had never seen any ill
effects result. He had noticed, he said,
that persons newly elected to office were
prone to develop fad notions on the health
question. Judge Belcher, he said, had no
right to order the Sheriff to make changes
in the architectural arrangements of the
building. The commission would attend
Superintendent Mellus volunteered to
conduct the Mayor on a tonr of inspection
through the sub-basement, which he con
sented to, and in the meantime the flues
into Judge Belcher's court remain as they
SPEINGEB IN POVEETY.
Worth Million!) Once, but Now a Lum-
Jason Springer, an old-time resident of
this city and at one time the wealthiest
dumber-dealer in the State, was brought
from Dunsmuir as a witness by the United
Btates Marshal yesterday. He was sum
moned to appear in one of the counterfeit
ing cases now before the United States
courts, but sent back word thai he had no
money with which to pay transportation.
A process had therefore to be issued and
placed in the hands of Marshal Baldwin
to secure his attendance.
Springer's lumber-yards used to be on
Front street, and on three different occa
sions they were burned down. As there
was no insurance, the disasters ruined
him. Finally he moved to Dunsmuir,
find was working in a lumber-yard for a
living when the Marshal summoned him
to appear in San Francisco.
MBS. JOHNSON'S WILL.
The Bulk of the Estate Goes to Her
The will of Margaret Johnson, who died
on the 18th inst., was filed for probate yes
terday. The value of the estate is about
Highest of all in Leavening Power. — Latest U. S. Gov't Report
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$25,410. The will nominates Garrett Burke
executor and leaves him $1000; gives to de
cedent's sister, Julia Robinson, $500; to a
brother, John Kiernan, $5000; Rev. Father
Casey, pastor of St. Peter's Church of this
city, "s2oo: Rev. Father Lyons of the same
church, $200; to the executor, $200 topre
serve and beautify testatrix's plot at Holy
Cross Cemetery;* to St. Peter's Church.
$100; to J. C. O'Connor, undertaicer, for
funeral expenses*, $150.
The residue is given in ec-ual shares to
John Kiernan, Julia Robinson, Thomas
Peter Robinson, Hannah Mariah Leonard,
Mary Christina Robinson, Margaret Bowen
and Miss Julia Robinson or their survivors.
PAIR AND TH£ LICK TRUST.
Special Authority Asked for the Pay-
ment of 8100.000.
Charles M. Plum, Edwin B. Mastick and
George Schonewald, as surviving trustees
of the James Lick trust, have petitioned
the Probate Court in the matter of the
estate of James Graham Fair for an order
authorizing the special administrators to
pay out of the estate §100,000 on account of
a promissory note and mortgage executed
September 12, 1894. The mortgage is on
property on Montgomery and S utter
streets, including the Lick Hotel valued at
The petitioners state that the money is
all ready for payment, and that the late
Senator intended to pay it before his death.
They declare that in view of the fact that
already two wills have been filed there is
likely to be considerable delay before the
estate can be distributed, and that, there
fore, they are obliged by the exigencies of
winding up their trust to ask for the
authorization in question.
The matter of the contest of the Fair
will, as regards the course of procedure as
to the precedence of wills to be considered,
was to have been taken up yesterday, but
on the motion of Attorney Pierson, who
alleged the'enforced absence of Attorney
Garret McErnerny, engaged in the Heath
case, it was continued to Friday afternoon
DR. H. M. BIEN'S SUICIDE
The Eminent Hebrew Divine
Was Well Known in
He Was Rabbi of the Temple
Emanu-El and Wrote Sev
A telegram printed in yesterday's morn
ing papers was read with considerable
interest by the Jewish residents of this
city and formed an absorbing topic of dis
cussion and conversation among the older
of them. The telegram was as follows :
BIRMINGHAM, An., April 22.—D r. H. M.
Bien. a well-known Jewish rabbi, committed
suicide here by taking morphine. He came to
Birmingham from Vicksburg, Miss., last week
to secure the pastorate of Temple Emanuel.
He preached for that congregation Friday
night, but was not engaged, objection being
made to his age.
The Rev. H. M. Bien was an old-time
resident of San Francisco. He was the
predecessor of Rabbi Elkan Cohn in the
pastorate of the Congregation Emanu-El,
of which Dr. Jacob Yoorsanger is the
Dr. Bien came to this city in 18.59. He
was immediately placed at the head of
affairs at the Temple Emanu-El, and for
seven years worthily held that post. He
was the author of many books on religion
and kindred subjects, among others "Ben
Beor" and "Samson and Delilah."
He also wrote one or two dramatized
versions of scriptural scenes, suitable for
performance by Sabbath-school children.
Dr. Bien left San Francisco in 1865 to go to
New York, when the position was given to
Rabbi Elkan Cohn. On the death of Dr.
Cohn the pastorate of the Congregation
Emanu-El was offered to and accepted by
Rabbi Voorsanirer, the well-known llebrew
divine and Talmudist.
On leaving this city Dr. Bien went to
New York, and shortly after his arrival
there he was offered a position in Dallas,
Tex. He left there to take charge of a
congregation in Yicksburg, Miss., where
he remained fifteen years. About a fort
night ago he applied for a position in
Birmingham, Ala., and, as stated m the
dispatch," he preached before the Hebrew
congregation in that city last Friday night.
He was not elected, however, solely on ac
count of being considered too old to li 11 the
Dr. Bien had a brother residing on Pierce
and O'Farrell streets, this city. He also
had a son, who was employed in the office
of a prominent firm of Jewish attorneys.
This son left for home immediately upon
receiving the hews of his father's death.
No reason can be assigned for Rabbi
Bien's suicide except his very natural dis
appointment and despondency at not
being elected to the position he sought in
Governor Burid Will Spend His Summer
Vacation in the Valley.
Galen Clark, the guardian of the Yo
semite Valley, has sent an interesting re
port to Commissioner John F. Sheehan, in
1 which he states that the carriage roads in
; the valley have been put in order and
cleared of the obstructions left by the
winter storms. Cascade avenue is also
safe for travel. The new Pohono bridge
; that crosses the Merced River at the lower
I end of the valley is finished. The old
I structure was swept away by torrents a
I year ago. The trails to Yosemite and
S'evada falls are now open, as well as the
trail to Glacier Point. The Stoneman and
| Sentinel hotels are open for the summer.
j On the Ist of June the Commissioners will
visit the valley, accompanied by Governor
The Governor will spend his vacation in
the valley, and has promised himself the
pleasure of bunting and lishing ■there dur
j ing the entire month of June. His pres-
I ence will, no doubt, attract many 01 his
| friends to the same resort, and the hotel
keepers are preparing for several grand
j balls and parties at the hotels.
LOVE AND POISON.
The Strange Case of Two Bay View
Vincenz Castaguta, accompaied by his
wife, called upon Warrant Clerk Graham
of Judge Joachimsen's court yesterday and
swore out a warrant for the arrest of G.
Bichiani on the charge of attempting to
Castaguta and Bichiani are fishermen at
Bay View, South San Francisco. Bichiani
fell in love with Castaguta'a wife and in
duced her to poison her husband so that he
could marry her. She was afraid to do so,
and Bichiani, on Monday, put some arsenic
in Castaguta's coffee.
Castaguta swallowed a portion of the
coffee, when his wif«», in a repentant mood,
lold him what Bichiani had done, and that
he had advised her to poison him. The
husband forgave her, and after recovering
from his scare went in search of Bichiani,
but did not find him. The police are now
hunting for him.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 1895.
STREET RAILWAY GUARDS
A New One Was Tried Yester
day on West Mission
IT SEEMED TO WORK WELL.
Several of the Supervisors Were
on Hand to See the
There was great excitement along West
Mission street yesterday afternoon when
the Supervisors were witnessing a test of
a new fender for electric cars. There was
a crowd, a car stopped for a suspiciously
long time, and a "dummy man" lying on
Used at Present on Sutter Street.
the track, all of which was sufficient to
induce people to run from all directions to
see what had happened. As a consequence
the test was witnessed by some hundreds
The fender being tested yesterday is the
result of experience and the hundreds of
suggestions regarding the matter which
have come to the railroad people from
every source. E. P. Vining, superintend
ent of the street railroad system, was there
to explain and describe the fender, and the
number of suggestions which he received
Used on the Sutter-Street In 1889.
from the crowd may prove of value to him,
for every inventor in the Mission was there
to see and to criticize.
The fender tested is a concave steel
screen placed ju3t in front of the wheels of
the car. It curves down from just below
the bottom of the car until it runs nearly
parallel with the ground and not more
than two inches above it. On its forward
edge is a strip of rubber about six inches
wide, which, upon the least pressure, is
borne down until it sweeps the ground.
Under this are a number of little rollers
\ipon which the screen itself will run,
should it be weighted down until it touches
the pavement. The screen projects about
eight inches beyond the wheels and the
rails and is bolted rigidly to the frame of
The Present Mission-Street Guard.
the truck. In itself, however, there is suf
ficient elasticity for all practical purposes.
In the car which was being tested were
two fearfully and wonderfully made dum
mies, a "man" and a "boy." The "boy"
was tried first. He was laid upon the track
entirely between the rails and the car was
run toward him at full speed. Just as it
reached him the current was thrown off
and the brakes put on tight. The dummy
was picked tip on the rubber edge of the
screen and was carried along for two or
three feet until the car was stopped. Had
the car be«n going at full speed when the
fender struck the dummy it would have
undoubtedly thrown tne obstruction up on
The Old Jackson-Street Guard.
to the fiat fender, and would have carried it
along clear of the ground.
The " boy" was tried once more, and
then the "man" was laid out with his legs
across the rail. In each case the car was
so nearly at a standstill when the fender
struck that the dummies were carried
along the ground by the edge of the fender,
but in no case were they allowed to roll
under the screen or near the wheels.
The knowing ones in the crowd found
fault, with the fact that the guard was so
far under the body of the car, but the rea
son for this is apparent. The essential fea
ture of any guard must be an ability to run
close to the ground, otherwise it will prove
The Howard-Street Guard of 1889.
more dangerous than helpful, by rolling
the unfortunate victim underneath what
is expected to be a protection, and placing
him just in front of the wheels. If the
guard was placed at the end of the car
body the oscillation of the car when run
ning rapidly would make it necessary to
have the lower edges six or eight inches
above the ground, a height which makes it
useless. Then, too, with the fender placed
far under the car the motorman has six
or eight feet more in which to bring his
car to a standstill before the fender strikes
the body. This is a factor which needs to
be practically illustrated, as it was yester
day, before it is fully appreciated.
In no trial was the dummy scraped along
the ground for more than two fee,t, white,
if the guard had been at the extreme end
of the car, even had it been possible to
build it close enough to the ground to
catch the dummy, it would have bounded
it along for ten feet or more.
There were present at the trial yester
day Supervisors Hirsch, Dunker, Morgen-
The New Guard Tried Yesterday.
stern, Hughes. Benjamin and Wagner,
and all expressed themselves as satisfied
with the test. It was easily seen that if
any one's arm got under the guard, unless
the car was quickly stopped, he would in
evitably be drawn under, but the same
thing applies to all the other guards which
have been tried. It was also seen that the
steps of the cars are a dangerous element,
but then they are a necessary evil. Mr.
Vining thinks the new fender, "with some
alterations which are seen to be advisable,
is as good, if not better, than any yet pro
duced. It has been run several times along
the Mission line, and each time it has been
loaded with snail stones, so close does the
forward edge skim along the pavement.
There is some thought of having the guard
now earned on the end of the car body— a
sort of gate consisting of three horizontal
wooden bars— to assist the new fender, but
that is not held to be of much use any way,
and may be discarded.
The question of guarding the wheels of
moving cars is a vexing one, and of the
hundreds of designs submitted, and the
scores of them tried, not one has been
found without serious faults. Every one
high enough to sweep the cobbles is too
high to be of service, and every one low
enough to insure protection is too low to
do anything but tear itself to pieces on the
pavements. The Sutter-street road has
long used a contrivance resembling some
what the pilot of a locomotive; the Powell
and Jackson street cars have tried vertical
rollerr., triangular guards and wire screens;
the Market-street roads have tried hori
zontal and vertical guards; the Howard
street lines have also tried numerous wire
screen guards, but in spite of all people
have been killed, and will continue to be
killed by the streetcars. There is still room
for invention in the case.
SPARF' S SECOND TRIAL
A Tilt Between a Witness and
the Attorney for the
The Government's Mainstay Con
tradicts His Previous
There was quite a little scene in the case
of Herman Bparf, charged with murder, in
the United States Circuit Court yesterday.
Henry Green was on the stand and as he
contradicted himself in one or two impor
tant particulars Attorney Smith for the de
fense got very angry with him and fora
time there was a lively interchange of
Sparf, Hanson, St. Clair and Green were
all arrested in Tahiti for the murder of
Mate M. Fitzgerald of the American bark
Hesper while on a voyage from Newcastle,
N. S. W., to Honolulu. They were trans
ferred to San Francisco and on their ar
rival here Green turned State's evidence.
During the cross-examination Smith at
tempted to show that Green was a London
wail who had been picked up and sent to a
reform school. From the latter place he
graduated into a training-ship and there
learned navigation. All these points
Green admitted on the previous trial, but
yesterday he denied positively that he
know anything about navigation. He in
sisted that Attorney Smith had insulted
him on the previous trial and said he was
now going to stand up for his rights.
In answer to various questions, he de
scribed the murder of Mate Fitzgerald and
gave all the particulars of the oft-told
story. The attempt to kill Captain Soder
gren and secure his wife was a failure.
Green told how the order to send a hand
forward to bring "the old man up from
the cabin" was given, and how no one re
"What were you going to do with the
old man when you got him on deck?" was
"Well, I don't know. We might have
asked him to have a waltz," was the flip
A few minutes later Green got angry be
cause he said Smith was "pushing him"
because lie had turned State's evidence,
and almost in the same breath he swore
that he did not know what State's cvi
deuce meant. The theory of the defense
is that Green was the only man in the
forecastle who understood navigation, and
that he was the leader of the mutiny which
resulted in the death of Mate Fitzgerald.
AFRAID OF HIS LIFE.
Willard Newell Wants David Rivers
of the Emmet Company
Willard Newell, the well-known actor, is
afraid of his life. He appeared in Judge
Campbell's court yesterday afternoon and
swore out a warrant for the arrest of David
Rivers, another Thespian, on the charge of
threats to kill.
Rivers is a member of the J. K. Emmet
Company now playing at Stockwell's. On
Monday night Newell was in Emmet's
dressing-room at the theater, when Rivers
entered and threatened that he would be
the means of making Newell "shuiHe off
this mortal coil." He tried hard to carry
his threat into effect, but was prevented
by Emmet. For a few minutes there was
a scene of great excitement among the
players and attaches of the theater.
"I have befriended this man Rivers,"
said Newell, when applying for the war
rant, "for the past six or seven years aud
got his present employment for him. I
have known his wife's family for several
years. She is a beautiful woman, highly
accomplished and much superior to Rivers
in every way. Her parents strongly op
posed the marriage, but she was young and
foolish. She is playing with a company
in Chicago and has obtained a separation
from him. This has made him despondent
and when in his cups he loses his head.
He blames me for his wife obtaining a
separation from him, but I had nothing to
do with it. He is a dangerous man and I
am afraid of my life."
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Attached a Grocery.
An attachment was levied yesterday by
Sheriff Whelan against Henry Lachman and
others, ownine a grocery-store at the corner of
Pine and Broderick streets, to recover upon a
Judgment of $1061 50 secured by W. S. Morgan
in a recent suit.
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HE IS JACK THE RIPPER
The Author of the Whitechapel
Murders a London
CONFINED IN A MADHOUSE.
The Story Told by an Englishman
to William Greer Har
Dr. Howard, a London physician of con
siderable prominence, was the guest' of
"William Greer Harrison at the Bohemian
Club recently. He is one who has also
made a reputation in literature. The Eng
lishman told a singular story to his host
and vouched for its correctness in every
particular. It related to the mystery of
"Jack the Ripper," which the physician
declared was no longer a mystery among
the scientific men of London, or the de
tectives at Scotland Yard. He said that
this atrocious assassin was a medical man
of high standing and extensive practice.
He was married to a beautiful and amiable
wife, and had a family. Shortly before the
beginning of the Whitechapel murders he
developed a peculiar and, to his wife, an
inexplicable mania— an unnatural pleasure
in causing pain.
This malady at last attained such growth
that his wife became afraid of him, and
used to lock herself and the children up
when she observed those paroxysms com
ing on. Yet when the fits were over and
she spoke to him about them, he professed
perfect ignorance of their occurrence, and
actually laughed at her, and accused her
of being the victim of some strange hal
lucination. Yet he acknowledged that he
had encountered in his practice cases simi
lar to those she attributed to him, and de
fined them as a most dangerous form of in
Then the Whitechapel murders filled
London with horror, and the physician, in
discussing them, freely expressed his opin
ion that they were the work of a maniac.
The suspicions of the wife were aroused,
and as one assassination succeeded the
other she noted with heartbreaking dread
that at the periods when these murders
were supposed to have been committed
her husband was invariably absent from
home. There was blood on his clothes,
which seemed to puzzle him, and he ac
counted to her for its presence by stating
that he must have got it while assisting at
some operation, but was annoyed that he
could not fix the time or place.
At last the suspense and fear of the
wretched wife became unbearable, and she
went to a few of her husband's medical
friends, stated the case, and asked their
advice and assistance. They were as
tounded at her suspicions, but she cited so
many peculiar circumstances that they re
solved to make a quiet investigation into
the conduct and movements of their
brother physician. They called the Scot
land Yard force to assist them, and by
adding one fact to another the chain of
evidence < pointing to the doctor as the
author of the murders became complete.
The sequel is the strangest part of Dr.
Howard's story, and conflicts with the
established ideas of English methods. The
physicians visited the murderer, and told
him they wished to consult him about a
remarkable case. Then they stated his own
in detail, and asked him what should be
done under the circumstances. He replied
promptly that, while the unmistakable in
sanity of the person who could commit
these crimes would save him from the
halter, he should certainly be confined to a
lunatic asylum. Then they told him that
he himself was the maniac who had done
these fearful acts. He declared the impos
sibility of the accusation, but confessed
that of late years he feared he had been
yielding to unusual promptings and that
there were gaps in the twenty -four hours
of which he positively had no recollection.
He said that he had awakened in his own
rooms as if from a stupor and found mud
upon his boots, indicating that he had
been in the streets, and stains of blood
upon his hands. This had distressed him
very much, and he had communicated
these incidents to his wife, in whom he
had the utmost confidence, but she
could not account for them. He had also
scratches upon his face, and his ampu
tating knives had shown signs of use,
though he could not recall having assisted
at any operation. He begged them in all
sincerity to unravel this mystery for him.
Kindly and sympathetically the doctors
assured him that most deplorably there
could be no doubt of his identity with the
Whitechapel assassin. They made an ex
haustive search of the house, led by
the accused, who assisted them in every
way with a calm stolidity, as if he were
helping to pile up the evidence against
some other individual. They found ample
proofs of murder, and so numerous and
unmistakable were the results of their in
vestigation that the unhappy man, whose
mind at that moment was in its normally
clear condition, pronounced his own sen
tence, and begged to be removed from the
world as a guilty and dangerous monster.
He reproached himself with not having
communicated his suspicions of the extent
of this mania before to his medical asso
ciates, but he was restrained by pride and
his dread of being removed from practice.
The necessary papers were made out and
the irresponsible murderer was committed
to an insane asylum. In a month or so he
lost all semblance of sanity and is now
the most intractable and dangerous mad
man confined in that institution. His
mania has got to that extent that, incapa
ble of inficting torture on others, he would
tear his own flesh but for the bonda that
When asked why this discovery was not
made generally public, Dr. Howard said
that it would have a panicky effect, and
that if it became generally known that a
physician in good standing could be the
victim of a mania so murderous in its char
acter the entire profession would suffer.
Again, the result in the law courts would
lead to the only punishment possible un
der such conditions, namely, the lifelong
confinement of the lunatic. This was not
done on the responsibility of the doctors
who examined him, or the detectives who
assisted them in completing their investi
gations. Men high in authority were con
sulted, and agreed that the methods they
adopted were the best for the public weal,
and with this discovery of the assassin all
murders in London of the Whitechapel
SPECIAL EXAMINEE LAIDLAW.
He Will Classify the Men in the In
ternal Revenue Department.
Special Examiner Laidlaw of the treasury
is in San Francisco. While he is here he
will make an informal investigation of the
internal revenue office and will classify the
employes. Since Collector Welburn and
Deputy Collector Loup have had charge of
affairs everything has run like clockwork
in the internal revenue department. Still.
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250 ELEGANT COLORED FRENCH CREPON DRESS PATTERNS
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Good value for $10.00.
100 pieces 48-INCH FRENCH JICfUiRD SUITINGS (in 20 dif-
ferent colorings) $1 .00 Yard,
Regular value $1.50.
175 ELEGANT BLACK FRENCH CREPON DRESS PATTERNS (in
10 different styles) $7.00 Each,
Good value for $10. 50.
125 pieces 45INCH BLACK NOVELTY DRESS FABRICS (in 15
different designs) $1 .00 Yard,
Former price 51.50.
Our patrons residing outside of San Fran-
cisco are invited to take advantage of the
exceptional values we are now offering in
SAMPLES SENT FREE TO ANY ADDRESS.
ttF* Country orders receive prompt attention.
B&- Goods delivered free In San Rafael, Sausalito, Bllthedalo,
Mill Valley, Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley.
111, 113, 115, 117, 119, 121 POST STREET.
many of tin? clerks have not been classified
according to the ideas of the Secretary of
the Treasury, and this work Special £*-
aminer Laidlaw will undertake. The sys
tem in the internal revenue office is almost
Eerfect. During the rush and worry of
ling the internal revenue tax returns
there was not a single complaint, as the
Collector and his chief deputy were on
hand at all hours.
A DESEETED FAMILY.
Sufferings of Mrs. 1,. Wilson, Who la
Threatened With Eviction.
"If I do not receive help I and my six
children will be thrust out into the street
This was the statement made amid tears
by Mrs. L. Wilson of 508^ Ninth street to
Secretary McComb of the Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Children yester-
Sirs. Wilson's story is a pitiful one. She
stated that her nusband was for years a
shirt-cutter in the employ of Neustadter
Brothers. While he was working every
thing went well, but some months ago he
lost his place and since then affairs have
gone from bad to worse. To cap the climax
Wilson became dissipated and neglected
his family of six children.
"I have been forced to wash to support
my children," said Mrs. Wilson, "but I
became ill and can do so no lonper. I was
unable to pay the rent, and I received
word that I would be evicted on Wednes
day, unless I received help."
Secretary McComb pave Mrs. Wilson a
letter to the Associated Charities and stated
that he would look after her children in
any case. An investigation of the case
showed that the family had long lived in
a /^^ld Fashioned
fiFs 9 m —compound ca-
fi^3rsb^f zJ& P ills > "blue.
I fIS?E fajj&Sß *203r pills," calomel or
\t Ka^ other mercurial
Jr '1 WP9 v\ preparations,
I "^1 Kjv J~ I should not be used
V^iS^ ! ]&IJ//J&i^ * n these days of
Jx^V-^KiSc&llSfc^ enlightened mcdi-
B£h^jjgj>|=^g*^cal science, when
irT/JTWax mmHwL * 9 so eas^ *° get
VIA Wm a purely vegetable
vnW^Sßm trated form, sugar-
\ y\wEk SB? trated form, sugrar-
•^l^fflß yZr coated, in glass
*mP^™ \ vials, at any store
where medicines are kept.
Dr. Pierce was first to introduce a Lit-
tle Pill to the American people. Many
have imitated them, but none have ap-
proached his " Pleasant Pellets in true
worth, or value, for all laxative and
Once Used, they are Always in Favor.
Assist Nature a little now and then,
with a gentle, cleansing laxative, there-
by removing offending matter from the
stomach | and bowels, ' toning up and
invigorating the liver and quickening its
tardy action, and you thereby remove
the cause of a multitude of distressing
diseases, such as headaches, indigestion,
or dyspepsia, biliousness, pimples,
blotches, eruptions, boils, constipation,
piles, fistula and maladies too numer-
ous to mention. , '
If people would pay more attention
to v properly regulating the action of
their bowels, they would have less fre-
quent occasion to call for their doctor's
services to subdue attacks of dangerous
The secondary effect of the Pellets
is to keep the bowels open and regular,
not to further constipate, as is the case
with other pills. Hence, their great
popularity, with sufferers from habitual
constipation, piles and indigestion.
They absolutely cure sick headache,'
biliousness, constipation, coated tongue,
poor appetite, dyspepsia ' and kindred
derangements of the stomach, liver and
bowels. • : '^w
A free sample of Dr. Pierces Pleasant
Pellets, (4 to 7 doses) on trial, is mailed
to any address, post-paid, on receipt of ■
name and address on postal card.
Address for free sample, World's
Dispensary Medical Association,'
No, 663 Main Street, Buffalo, X V. ., . . •
Our Retail Department is open only to
residents of San Francisco and suburbs.
It's to them we want to show how good
and first-class and comparatively how
cheap our shoes are. Out-of-town wearers
of shoes can get our goods from the re«
HERE we sell at retail, using the same
prices named to dealers in our wholesale
It's quite a saving, we think— do
But we KNOW— do you?
WHOLESALE MAKERS OP SHOES.
581-583 MARKET ST.
Open till BP. H. Saturday Nights till iQ.
Each and every pair of Royal Worcester Corsets
have the full name stamped Inside on the linen
tape at the waist. If the full name Is not there
they are not genuine Koyal W orcesters. The place
to buy them Is at the fitting-rooms, 10 Geary st.,
up stairs, corner of Kearny, where they are fitted
free. We can lit any form at any price and war-
rant every pair. If you have not worn them you
should try a pair.
CHESTER F. WRIQHT,
; 10 Geary st., cor. Kearny.
Interior merchants please address wholenaia
rooms, 35 New Montgomery at., Baa Franclaco.