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LATEST OAKLAND NEWS
Mrs. G. H. Abbott Fails to Ob
tain a Divorce From Her
THE PROOF WAS INSUFFICIENT.
Basil A. Hester Becomes Insane
From Pondering on Religious
The Abbott divorce suit, which has cre
ated so much comment in Oakland since
the trial was begun several days ago, came
to an end yesterday when Judge Ellsworth
denied Mrs. Abbott's petition for a legal
The defendant was on the stand nearly
all day relating the conduct of his wife
prior to the time the suit was brought and
replying to the charges in the complaint.
He said that his wife had often remained
iway from home over night with women
of her acquaintance, and that he had seen
her drinking in the grillroom of a hotel
•i man and woman.
reply to the charge that he had
d his wife, Mr. Abbott said that he
merely admonished her to be careful
of iier companions and conduct.
Mrs. Abbott's attorney questioned him
ing a letter he had written to the
ff, in which he spoke of an "angelic
in a fiendish form."
Terbaps it was the other way," sug
i Judge Ellsworth.
Another letter of Abbott's to his wife
produced in evidence. It read as
Ie: Yesterday, in the conflict of pain,
ment and bitterness which has stunned
■ t:ie desire for the moment in my dis
oart to see you and arrange some plan
.t coald straighten out our tangled
nial moss. I visited your home, but as
■i not find you home.
reel when you called upon me I then
v ol my desire and intention to sever
.1 which exists between us, and one
- bo distasteful to you, and it was in
carry out this plan that 1 so desired to
It was, too, with a desire to keep your
hidden from our own people and friends
c l>een so interested in us, and who
v asking why you are living with your
and I residing here. 1 have screened
til now it is necessary that we arrange
•;. mediate cause of action. You must
r return to the home I am abie to furnish
. i>r remain where you are for the entire
w can 1 bear this life without respect
MM who have known me from early
.md with the loss of confidence in you
1 loved so and do yearn for? You,
I took to myself in the face of all and
..iug! I may forgive, but the tender
f a day that has gone cau never be re-
The very foundation of the universe
d shaken, and there appears no solid
anywhere to make a new foothold.
■ ppears no light in my future. What or
i.tuld I trust and believe in after you
aye failed? You, whom I esteemed so highly,
. ap to, and who I thought would scorn
pt attention or anything from any one
a I have suffered, but will try and pull myself
through and put as fair a face on matters as I ■
can. I will do this until you, at least, make
tome immediate answer to this either person- :
n'.ly or by letter. Then, perhaps, the disaster :
nipht be kept a secret and you saved from :
Kandal. But can we ever bridge the gulf that
vuwns between us? I fear not, and will not
attempt to answer in this, but I will try and be
calm. I must not be found wanting in this day
r .' work. I will attempt to turn down the wild, '
■ pest-tossed confusion of my mind and from •
this resolution I will; not retreat, but will wait
to endure much for my lost one's sake. Your '
P. B.— l will not attempt to see you over
•acre. I told your father yesterday that I ;
would not be responsible for your living mere i
and that I therewith revoked the request con- -
tamed in my letter to him. This is my ulti- ;
at ura. George. ■
To lecture in Modesto.
Rev. Benjamin H. Hudleson, formerly
pastor of the Baptist church, has left for
Modesto, where he will deliver a series of
lectures on religious themes.
The Board of Health overthrew the ad
ministration last evening in a way that
much surprised its friends. When the
Mayor went into office he had the appoint
ment of three members of the board
to fill the vacancies which were left
by those whose terms had* expired,
lie appointed Drs. Miss Sarah
Bhney, Beckwith and Rogers, who con
stituted a majority of the Board. Almost
their first official act was to remove Secre
tary Paul Schaffer, who had been with the
board for several years, and appoint E. W.
Thurman in his place.
It was supposed that at last evening's
session more friends of the administration
would be appointed to fill the positions of
.sanitary inspectors. To the surprise of all
Secretary Thurman was removed and Paul
Schaffer put back in his old position, while
B. 8. Smith, the incumbent in the office of
inspector, whom it is said Mayor Davie
particularly desired superseded, was ap
C. F. Ott, who was booked for inspector,
had to be satisfied with the office of assist
ant, to take the place of >'. S. Douglas.
The proceedings were held in executive
session, but it is understood that Miss Dr.
Shuey's vote turned . the tide in favor of
the old employes and defeated the Mayor's
Sent to the Asylum.
Mrs. Nancy Abbott, the mother of the
defendant, told of her daughter-in-law's
actions in going out at all hours in re
sponse to notes brought by messenger
boys. She told that her family was dis
satisfied at the marriage, but had con
cluded to make the best of it.
In giving his decision, Judge Ellsworth
said that the plaintiff had clearly failed to
make out a case, and that the husband
had been justified in his actions.
Basil A. Hester, an elderly man, who has
been an attendant at the Stockton . Insane
Asylum for the past nineteen years, was
i sent to that institution by Judge Ells
worth yesterday as a patient. Some time
ago. while Professor George Herron was
holding meetings in Stockton, Hester
became very much interested in his doc
trines and attended several of his lectures.
He became absorbed in the study of re
ligious problems and spent most of his
time reading books relating to them. He
made several attempts to deliver speeches
during Professor , Herron' s meetings, but
was restrained by his wife.
Recently Hester went to Alameda,
where he showed signs of dementia and
gave his watch and most of his wardrobe
to the Salvation Army.
His son remonstrated with him, and in
the altercation which followed the son was
violently assaulted. Hester refuses to sub
mit to treatment of any kind and insists
that he must give all his belongings to the
poor. The demented man refused to
answer the questions put to him by the In
Oakland Lawn Tennis.
The Lakeside Tennis Club will elect offi
cers this afternoon. The new club is re
ported to be in a most flourishing condi
tion. It was organized only a short time
ago and has fifty-six members already.
Arrangements are being made for the
club to join the Pacific States Lawn Tennis
Association, so that its members can play
in all tournaments held under the auspices
of that body.
Since the organization of the Lakeside
Tennis Club the game has taken a fresh
start in Oakland. The old courts all over
the city are being repaired, and it is
thought that by the end of the summer
vacation the sport will have regained its
former hold on Oakland players.
Many sew , improvements are being , in
augurated at the Lakeside courts. Shower
baths and new benches are being added.
Music at Golden Gate.
The Golden Gate Choral Club held its
second grand concert at Klinkner Hall last
evening under the direction of Dr. Hodg- '
head, who has been training the society in
vocal exercises for several months past. A :
cumber of prominent Oakland soloists
'"■■.■■ ■ ■ : -.
took part in the performance, which was
attended by a large audience composed of
the society people of Golden Gate.
Infant Fatally Scalded.
The six months-old-infant of Manuel
Enos, residing at Decoto was fatally
scalded on Friday mornin'". The* child
was being lield \>y its sister when all of a
sudden it gave a lurch and fell into a
Kettle of boiling water standing near.
Almost instantly the infant.was taken out,
but it was too late. The lower part of the
body was so badly burned that death re
sulted in a few hours.
Keel Men to Picnic.
The Improved Order of Red Men will
hold a reunion and picnic at Laundry
* arm on Wednesday next. The affair will
be under the auspices of Tecumseh Tribe
■No. 62, Gray Eagle Tribe No. G7, Co
manche Tribe No. 79, and Wyoming
Council No. 16, Degree of Pocahontas.
Directors Again Sued.
The directors of the Oakland, San Lean
dro and Haywards Electric Street Railway
have again been sued. This time it is by
George G. Baker, for a balance of $350 on a
subsidy of $500, for the building of a por
tion of the road.
The semi-annual Alameda County teach
ers'examinations for teaching certificates
will begin in the Oakland High School
building on next Monday.
The graduating class of the Berkeley
High School held its closing exercises last
evening at Shattuck Hall. Forty-nine
pupils were granted diplomas and six re
ceived certificates indicating that they had
satisfactorily completed certain lines of
The programme rendered was a de
parture from the regular order of gradua
tion exercises, since the subjects of the six
addresses by the students were taken from
one source— that of "The Great Men of
Professor Charfes Mills Gayley, chief of
the English department of the university,
addressed the class. He began his re
marks by commending the study of the ca
reers of great Americans, and by urging
the class to continue work along that line.
P. R. Boone, president of the Board of
Education, delivered the diplomas to the
class, and in his presentation address he
emphasized the necessity of proper prepar
ation for the university, and advised those
members of the class", if there were any,
who did not feel fully prepared to enter
their college work to stay out until they
were ready to enter.
Following is the order in which the
programme was presented :
Overture, "From Dawn to Twilight" (Ben
nett): invocation, Rev. G. A. Easton; "Le
Chant dv Poet" (Hermann); our great Ameri
cans: "Greatness Appeals to the Future"
(Emerson); "George Washington, the True Pat
riot," Mary Josephine Colby; "Thomas Jeffer
son, the Statesman," W A. Hackley; gavotte
"Heart's Desire" (Tobani); "Ralph Waldo
Emerson, the Seer," Margaret Webb: "Abra
ham Lincoln, the Country's Prophet "
James Joseph Kline; "Idyl" (Labitzky);
"Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the People's
Poet," Alice Rising; "Thomas Alva Edison, the
Wizard Genius," Robert C. Bowen: waltz,
"Jolly Brotherr." (Vollstedt); address, Professor
Charles Mills Gayley ; selection from "Martha"
(Flotow); presentation of diplomas, P. R. Boone.
president of Board of Education; waltz
"Artist's Life" (Strauss).
The class was composed of the following
Ruth R. Armstrong, Ethel Bergen, Minnie
Bolsted, Percy H. Booth. Robert C. Bowen,
Anme Bramel, Angie Brown. J. Rodney Brown,
H. Josephine Colby, Charles W. Comstock,
Kdith Crawford, Ralph O. Dresser, Mamie Em
bury, Edna L. Lowell, Eugenia Coy, Pearl M.
Marshall, Annie Mason, Margaret Mat
thew, Gertrude May, William G. May.
Mabel McCoy, Lulu Mills, May Morri
son, Roy V. Nye, Bernice Owsley, Ada Parker,
Alice Kreese,Etta Good. Ada Graber, William
A. Hackley, Mary 8. Hall, Rarah Hanseom,
Grace Henderson, Jeannette F. Hobson, Her
bert Hume, Charles K. Jones, Josephine Kemp,
R. W. Kemp, Klsie Kierulff, James J. Kline,
Ralph B. Lloyd. George Y. Payzant, William C.
Pidge. Emma E. Riggs, Alice Rising, Francys
Rosenstirn, William K. Bauer, Alfred J. Smttn,
James B. Southard, Emelie Streib, Ataue Nae
Tawara, Emma A. Van, Margaret Webb, Kitty
Ray Wlckson, Bessie Mac Wood.
Principal Waterman stated yesterday
that the high school was never before in
such a prosperous condition, and that the
only thing now lacking is room. "The
school is decidedly overcrowded," he said,
"275 pupils having been accommodated
during the past year in four small rooms."
There is every reason to believe that the
number next year will be increased fully
"20 per cent.
All of the teachers are college graduates,
three of whom — M. C. James, Miss Florence
Bartling and Eugene Stamper — were re
The Board of Education are devising
ways and means for the erection of a new
high school building, and it is expected
that within another year a suitable one
will have been erected.
A committee has been appointed to
make a sliding schedule of salaries, the
purpose being to pay teachers according
to their experience and proficiency.
A Chinese laundryman named Qung
Hing was struck in the mouth with a rock
yesterday afternoon and lost two of his
teeth. Hing called on Justice Morris later
on and swore to a complaint charging
Jean Band with battery, and a warrant was
forthwith issued. Jean is a brother of
young Archie Band, who only a short time
ago was sentenced to the County Jail for
100 days for petty larceny.
For Kail road Traffic.
City Attorney Taylor and Engineer Poy
zer are securing the descriptions of land
for the proposition of Alfred Bannister to
set aside two avenues for steam railroad
traffic exclusively, this work being pre
paratory to drawing up the necessary reso
lutions of intention. The work will take
several weeks and,' Engineer Povzer be
lieves, will necessitate considerable field
work. '.;: ' -;'-.'. J. ■.'•''
Encountered a Gale.
Commodore Leonard and party in El
Sueno did not reach Santa Cruz on Thurs
day. After passing through the Golden
Gate such a high wind . was encountered
beyond the heads that the craft was com
pelled to turn back for safety. Anchor
was cast at Sausalito until the weather out
side was more propitious.
The recently enacted ordinance requir
ing railroad tracks to be sprinkled every
day is being complied with by the two
steam railroads. The Alameda and Oak
land Electric Company will also comply
with the ordinance ana are having a car
specially made for the purpose.
More Protests Follow.
The protest of Judge J. A. Waymire
against the proposed extension of Eagle
avenue through his property has been fol
lowed by others from Rudolph. Fall mar
and H. P. Ascheck. The third protest is
also being circulated against this improve
mens and is being liberally signed.
A Theatrical Event.
The Pacific Lodge of the American
Actors' Association gave their first social
last night. It was especially notable, as
being the first gathering of the kind held
by the order in this country. The affair
was intended as a means of expressing the
gratitude of the order to those who had
assisted them iv making their benefit a
The opening hour was fixed for 10:30
o'clock. It was 11:30 before the guests be
gan to arrive in any number. They gath
ered in the main lodgeroom, where a long
line of tables were spread with good
An impromptu programme ensued. The
affair was entirely informal and was thor
To Safe Deposit Renters.
The Union Trust Company of San Francisco,
corner of Market, Montgomery and Post streets,
offers to the public safes for rent in the
strongest, best guarded, best lighted and mo.st
modern vaults we.-t of Chicago at from $4 to
$150 per annum. Valuables ol all kinds stored
at reasonable latet. . •
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1895.
RUSSIA'S WIND WITCH
The Dangerous Thistle Greatly
Alarming the Agricul
Seed of the Weed Brought Into
California on Railroad
The agriculturists of this State are be
coming considerably worried about the
Russian thistle that has appeared in sev
eral localities. The State Commissioners
have taken hold of the matter of ex
terminating the weed before it causes the
damage here that it has in other States
and in various portions of Europe and
It has already an alarming hold on the
southern parts of California and is grad
ually working its way north. The Russian
thistle or cactus is called by the Russians
the "wind witch." It belongs to the
tumble-weed class, and many believe that
it evolved from the common salt wort of
the Atlantic coast. It is one of the worst
weeds known to agriculture. It is an
herbaceous plant diffusely branched
from the base and forming a
The Russian Thistle.
round firm head from one and a half to
three feet high and twice as broad. Its
growth is extremely rapid and the plant
hardens so as to be quite thorny as early
Like the common tumble-weeds of Cali
fornia and the Middle West, the season of
rolling is in the fall, when the action of
the wind causes the root to break at the
surface of the ground, and the plant is
blown about over many miles of territory
and often for many successive weeks. The
seeds are held in place in the axils of the
bracts by two minute tufts of coiled hairs,
which prevent them from falling all at
once. A large, mature plant will some
times bear from 100,000 to 200,000 seeds,
and the method in which these seeds are
borne distributes them over an immense
area. The popular literature of the sub
ject is full of stories which illustrate this
point. In one instance a farmer is said to
have labeled a Russian thistle, and twenty
four hours afterward the plant was discov
ered sixty miles away I
For many years it has been very destruc
tive in the" wheat, barley and flax fields of
Russia. Large areas on the Caspian Sea
have had to be abandoned to the weed,
which is continually extending its territory.
In 1573 some impure flax seed Drought from
Russia and sold in Scotland Township,
Bon Homme County, South Dakota, con
tained seeds of this dangerous tumble
weed. A map compiled by the Agricul
tural Department in 1894 affords an easy
means of tracing its gradual extension
from Bon Homme. It seems to have taken
nearly ten years for it to extend over the
six adjacent counties. Probably during
this decade it really obtained foothold in a
small way over the larger part of North
and South Dakota, but it hardly excited
much serious alarm until 1880. After 1884
its advance was much more rapid, and by
the close of that decade (1884-94) it was
causing extensive damage over naif the
area of the Dakotas, and was recognized
as rapidly gaining possession of the other
half. Following along the lines of travel
and carried downward by irrigation ditches,
it had appeared in many widely isolated
spots, each one of which was a new center
of infection. It was already recognized as
extremely dangerous in Minnesota, Wis
consin, lowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Ohio and
Colorado. It had reached the British line
on the north, Kansas on the south and
Oregon on the west.
The Government reports from which
these facts are obtained state that "the
rapidity with which the thistle has spread,
in infecting new territory and in thorougly
covering that already infected, far exceeds
that of any weed known in America.
Throughout 25,000 square miles it is very
troublesome and is causing a large amount
Other official reports place the losses of
the wheat farmers of Dakota from this
cause at over $2,000,000, which sum is equal
to the annual State and county taxes. The
local distribution of the Russian thistle is
chiefly by means of the winds. Large
round masses are driven for miles, scatter
ering seeds along their track, and gusts of
wind beat them Dack and forth, covering
the intermediate areas.
This means of distribution would not
have brought the seeds to California for
many years to come. The seeds were
brought in badly cleaned cereals, flax and
other field crops, although they are small,
and so easily separated that only gross
carelessness can cause much danger from
this source. The seeds, however, are more
often carried long distances in the bed
ding and litter of stockcars. or in crevices
in freight or machinery packed on flatcars.
Emigrants may also convey such seeds
over considerable areas in the feed of their
animals, and in their wagons.
Wherever the Russian thistle obtains a
hold it crowds the other vegetation out of
existence and when in grain fields in any
quantity its woody stalk makes difficult
f the running of harvesting machinery.
Last year a bill was introduced into
Congress to appropriate $J,000,000 for the
destruction of the thistle, but the opinion
prevailed that it was better to depend
upon the counties and townships affected.
Efforts have been made||to destroy the
thistle in Los Angeles County, where it has
secured a considerable hold in the Ante
lope valley and along the outskirts of the
Mojave Desert. It was undoubtedly
brought into that section on the cars from
Nebraska and other infected spots. It has
already passed the Tehachapi range into
The Agricultural Board and inspectors
at the various experimental stations are
earnestly discussing what can be done to
stop the growth of the thistle before it
obtains too great a hold upon the open
lands of this State. All the data upon this
subject is being obtained, and it is likely
that at the next Legislature a bill will be
introduced to appropriate money for its
extermination. As long as it is in the
open lands it cau be combated, but if it
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SPECIALS F » MiSAfiRinCE CLEARANCE SALE!
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We close the first week of THE MOST SUCCESSFUL CLEARANCE SALE SAN
FRANCISCO HAS EVER KNOWN with a special offering of the following lines of SEA-
AT SWEEPING CUTS IN PRICES I
VEILING ! VEILING! | MEN'S FIRNISHINGS! HOSIERY ANDJINDERWEAR! LADIES^WAISTS !
At 25 Cents a Yard. At 25c and 35c. At 15 Cents a Pair. At s<Tcents
VBILmO T i ?n?hes T £id T £*u£k BOYS' NEGLIGEE OVERSHIRTS in a BOYS' BLACK RIBBED COTTON HOSE, LADIES' WAISTS, made of 'fancv striped
navv^ brown and cream \vill be closed large • Va + ne - ; of neat ,f an c v patterns, spliced knees double heels and toes percale, laundried collar and cuffs, reg-
o t tins da v ft "vk ™^yard good material and excellent workman- warranted fast colors, will be closed out i ar price 7gc will be offered a t fa
out this day at 2oc a yard. ship, regular price 50c and 65c, will be | at 15c a pair. each
M I \ T n¥l?Pf 1 III!?l?C! \ closed out at 25c and 30c each '
HA^l)kLllllllLrM At 15 Cents a Pair T _ TTroi At 75 Cents.
At 10 CentS Each. ITC H At 35 CentS LA^f ri B b^ C S,d C °p T IIS 9 H pS h?^" cafeJa^dSoTltfand^uffs?
LADIES' SHEER LAWN HEMSTITCH- MFN , q NF £ T fIFF OVFRSHIRTS in SSJ Hpllh 'hiS r,S full sleeves, in allfancy shades, regular
ED AND SCALLOPED EMBROID- NE^L^n¥SfiJS!il l fn!'^ d ce^ c s> Hermsdorf black ' regular price $l,will be offered at 75c each.
ERED HANDKERCHIEFS, in white' sateens unu iviuuras snirxinsis, stripes price ~oc.
.^ r,i i IT, *o ja ln 7 hlte riety of neat fancv checka and stripes,
and colors, regular value $2 40 a dozen. extra good value for 65c, will be closed . , _ K/ L _.
At 15 Cents Each. out at 35c each. At 25 Cents a Pair.
LADIES' SHEER LAWN HEMSTITCH- " ' LADIES' FANCY LISLE - THREAD IMRRAW? RIRRAIV^ f
ED AND SCALLOPED EMBROID- HOSE, black boot and colored top com- llluDuiltfJ IllDDvilft •
ERED HANDKERCHIEFS, in white " : At 45 Cents. binations, spliced heels and toes, regu- ■ -
and colors, regular value $3 a dozen. MEN'S; NEGLIGEE OVERSHIRTS, with lar rice 50c. "■ At 12 l > Cents.
* inn jvAii inns laundried collars and cuffs, regular -«j« io att qtt xr inr »nr a*frTvr »vt\
LACE COLLARS! • Sfi»«a6ajftSStfS£: At 75 Cents a Box. N °'gros L gra L in' ii A BoVs AT 2 IN in A che D 8
. _ LADIES' EXTRA FINE MACO COTTON wide > Wlll be offered at I2»^c a yard.
*/ ; - At $1.25 Each. • HOSE, tan shades, spliced heels and
BUTTER POINT VENISE YOKE COL- At 7i Cents toes, will be o closed out at 75 « a box At 1 c (i.-i.
LARS with euaulettes of lace rp^rTi^ « 2 v>em,&. containing 3 pairs : regular price $1 25. • a - L 10 v»entS. .
price th epa^ leUeS Ol lace ' regular MEN'S HEAVY SEAMLESS COTTON B No. 16 ALL-SILK, BLACK SATIN AND „
f *-..,; - SOCKS, with double heels and toes, in GROS-GRAIN RIBBONS, 1% inches
fifW^f I if^f^ ! brown and drab mixtures, regular price ';- At 15 LentS. wide, will be offered at 15c a yard.
Lill/IJtSi Lill/LIU I $1 50 a dozen, will be closed out at 7}£c LADIES' SWISS RIBBED COTTON
aa.ne n — -»r •. a pair. VESTS, low neck and sleeveless, fancy Af OA Ponfa
At 25 Cents a Yard. ■ — front, with taped neck and arms, regu- At ZU LentS.
BLACK SILK CHANTILLY LACE and ... lar price 25c. No. 22 ALL-SILK, BLACK SATIN AND
BLACK BOURDON LACE, 8 inches At 15 Cents GROS-GRAIN RIBBONS, 3 inches
wide regular nrice 50c will bo rln^.l v»cuts. E l«inc, , . At 33^ CentS. wide, will be offered at 20c a yard. .
oTat2scfy^d MEN'S EXTRA FINE CASHMERE ME- At 33^ Cents.
■1 <- 25c and «- a Yard. RINO SOCKS, full iinished, with A'nT'Ps;' TT-''RC!'P"V rthrfti imvptt 1 v At 4 Cents. >. : -
At 1»C, 2-)C ail(i 3M a Yard. double spliced heels and toes, extra LA COTTON vSf l?i?h Se?k and W At 4 Cents.
BUTTER POINT VENISE LACE-4-inch ? ood va ! ue for 25c . will be closed out at sleeves, pants to match regular oriel No - 5 ALL-SILK, COLORED SATIN AND
at 15c, 6^-inch at 25c, 9-inch at 35c a 15c a air 50c. ' GROS-GRAIN RIBBONS, in light
yard ; former price 40c, 65c and $1. . . - colors, will be offered at 4c a yard.
(iLOIIiM ft VL\ 1 I At 75 Cents. The balance of our stock of the celebrated At 5 Cents.
liLVILM ilLviL^i At 75 CentS. The balance of our stock of the celebrated At 5 Cents.
a2. cT~7i a MEN'S AUSTRALIAN LAMB'S-WOOL Stuttgart Sanitary Woolen Underwear No. 7 ALL-SILK, COLORED SATIN AND
At 55 Cents. UNDERSHIRTS AND DRAWERS, in for ladies will be closed out at half GROS-GRAIN RIBBONS, in light
200 dozen LADIES' 8-BUTTON LENGTH undyed sanitary gray, warranted thor- price. colors, will be offered at 5c a yard.
MOUSQUETAIRE UNDRESSED oughly shrunk, medium weight, regu- .'•
KID GLOVES, in red, blue, green, lar price |1 25, will be closed out at 75c
. heliotrope, purple and lilac, regular each. . .". ; , f<ADCI?TC ! fADtfFTtt t
value $l,will be offered at 55c a pair. : . _ tVlMilSi til IUSIi 1 M f<IPPI lfT PIP A?AI ? ?
At 75 Cents. , ■■' 1/nlrM ; mni , „„„«„„•„•■ — LAllliliUxli lAa-ASULS !
135 dozen l a. die s'4-button kid AT LESS THAI HALF PRICE. At 75 Cents. —
GLOVES^(largo buttons), in dark and BROKEN LINES OP MEN'S UNDER- LADIES' BLACK SATEEN CORSETS, ' At $1.00.
SS!?VaISeM' T'wUl be Jffered'S WEAR, in wool, ; merino, balbriggan, ; I French model, extra long waist, per! CARRIAGE PARASOLS, in Gloria Bilk
7fic¥na7r ' t \ als ? odd s ™ s m overshirts, will ] feet fitting, silk embroidered, regular (lined), in black only, will be offered
/oc a pair. be closed out at less than half , price. price $1, will be closed out at 75c each. at $1 each.
fflf Murphy Building, J ■■'■ if La Murphy Building, / Mumhv Building, / Mn^hii Building, /
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ever gets among tbevhills and ravines it
will be a standing menace to the farmer
for all time to come, for every fall the
winds will roll a fresh stock of seed into
the open country.
LABOR COUNCIL'S WORK.
An Effort to Revive Interest in the
Proceedings of the
The San Francisco Labor Council held
Its regular meeting last night.
Though the attendance was small, the
interest was lively and warm discussions
took place under the head of the good of
Considerable discussion was caused by
the suggestion of T. F. Burns of the Cigar
makers' Union that a general conference
of all the labor unions be called for the
purpose of aiscussing ways and means
looking to the advancement of the labor
ing interests in this City. His idea was
that all the unions should be represented.
During his remarks he took occasion to
criticize the lukewarmness of the unions
in not keeping up their representation in
the council and taking an active interest
in its work.
Several of the delegates differed from
Mr. Burns, claiming that at least three
quarters of all the regularly organized
unions in the City were represented in the
A proposition to reorganize the council
called forth a sharp rebuke from the chair.
Mr. Pierson thought the council was in
good condition and needed only a revival
of interest on the part of the delegates.
The proposition to introduce resolutions
condemning the action of the Fourth of
July committee was voted down.
A report was made to the effect that the
A. R. IT. is increasing in membership, and
it waß received with expressions of ap
Before adjourning Mr. Burns called at
tention to the debate between Congress
man Maguire and Job Harriman, to be
held in Metropolitan Temple, Sunday
night, adding that he hoped the council
and the labor unions would be well repre
sented. The session then adjourned.
The Royal Baking Powder is so much
superior to all the other preparations for
quick raising that it will amply repay
housekeepers to use the necessary persist
ency to procure it in spite of all objections.
AN INCUBATOR BABY.
It Weighs Only Two Pounds, but Is
Happy in Its Strange
In the Maternity Home out at the Chil
dren's Hospital in this City a very curious
sight is to be seen.
A tiny bit of humanity, weighing only
two pounds, is battling for its life in a cop
per incubator. Swathed in cotton and
covered with flanneis this little pigmy is
cared for by several nurses, who supply it
with a spoonful of nourishment once every
two hours. Though but eight inches in
length the child is perfectly formed, and
has gained two, ounces in weight since its
This is the hospital's first "incubator
baby," and its nurses are confident that it
will live and thrive on its present treat
ment. The incubator used is a copper ar
rangement made from combining two bath
tubs, one small enough to tit into the
other, leaving one inch of space between
the sides of the two tubs. Hot water is
poured into this space every two hours,
thus keeping a constant temperature of
about 95 aeg. The child was born in the
French Hospital one week ago. and is an
object of great interest in the Children's
Hospital, to which it was transferred.
The nurses regret that the wee tot, being
a girl, cannot be named "Little Jim," but
it was suggested that little Jemimah might
answer as well.
Two thousand pounds was the fancy
Srice recently paid at Stuttgart for a Stra
ivarius violin in excellent preservation.
EXHIBIT OF SWEET PEAS
Made at the Meeting of the Cal
ifornia State Floral
C. C. Morse of Santa Clara and M.
Lynch of Menlo Park the
California's marvelous success in the cul
tivation of sweet peas was demonstrated
at the monthly meeting of the State Floral
Society, held in the rooms of the State
ECKFOED PEA BLOSSOMS.
Horticultural Society yesterday afternoon.
Th» Floral Society makes an exhibit of
flowers at all of its monthly meetings, but
all visitors pronounced that of yesterday a
revelation. There were thousands of the
delicate blossoms, showing an almost infi
nite variety of coior. M. Lynch of the
Menlo Park nurseries had on exhibition !
sixty varieties of sweet peas, most of
them Eckford's, although the Bride, a
waxen white blossom of his own produc
tion, was thought to equal the famous
Blanch Burpee from the nurseries of the
English florist, who has devoted the past
eighteen year to proving the possibilities i
of the sweet pea. Among his display of
Eckfords, which were classified to show
the improvement made in their culture
since 1890, was a large crimson beauty, a
favorite, known as the Duke of Clarence.
C. C. Morse & Co. of Santa Clara exhib
ited eighty-five varieties of the flower,
six of the novelties being of their own
production. Cupid was a new variety that
attracted much attention.
Mrs. Austin Sperry read a financial re
port of the rose show given in Maple Hall
by the Floral Society last month, showing
the total receipts to have been $844 65, the I
disbursements $642 74, with the net bal
ance $201 91.
The resignation of Mrs. Orville D. Bald
win from one of the committees was ac
Emory E. Smith, as manager of the rose
show, reported the encouraeeraent re
ceived and the advisability" of giving
further exhibits of the kind.
Mrs. H. W. Smyth gave a report from
the committee on cultivation of seedling
Mrs. L. O. Hodgkins read a letter to the
society from Rev. W. T. Ilutchins from
Indian Orchard, Mass., in which he
avowed that California can get up at 11
o'clock and beat the world on flowers.
Mrs. M. A. Wills. Mrs. E. Robert and
Sidney S. Peixotto were elected to mem
ship in the society.
The next meeting will be held on the
second Friday of July, when there will be
an exhibit of tuberous begonias, and J. H.
Sievers will read a paper on their culture.
Miles With a Wheelbarrow.
Seventeen years ago, in 1878, Lyman Pot
ter of New York State performed the pro
digious task of pushing a common
"paddy" wheelbarrow across the conti
nent. He 6tarted from his home on Dane
street, Albany, N. V., on the morning of
April 10, 1878, and arrived in San Fran
cisco on the afternoon of October 5 of
the same year, being almost exactly 178
days (five hours and three minutes over)
in performing the wearisome feat. Totter
was a shoemaker, and the trip was the re
sult of a wager made by some friends who
believed that such a trip would oecupv at
least 200 days. The wager was $1000, "but
Potter made between three and five times
that sum advertising for different parties
alojig the route. The wheelbarrow was
made specially for the use to which it was
put and weighed but seventy-five pounds.
The distance traveled by Potter was ex
actly 4085% miles.— St. Louis Republic.
The salary list of the Bank of England,
including pensions, aggregates £300,000
per annum. There are 1100 employes in
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