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THE BAY DISTRICT TRACK TO BE ABANDONED.
It Will Soon Be Subdi
vided Into Many Resi
dence Lots.
THE INCOME TOO SMALL.
Estimates Made as to the
Grading and Filling In of
the Land.
THE NEW JOCKEY CLUB COURSE.
Work on the Buildings to Be Begun
Next Week and Completed by
October.
The Bay District racetrack will, in all
probability, soon be a thing of the past.
For some time past rumors have been
afloat to the effect that the land included
within its boundaries was to be subdivided
and placed on the market for residence
property. It was thought by many to be
the outcome of a personal difference be
tween Colonel Fred Crocker and Thomas
H. Williams, the lessee of the property,
and that Williams had a lease that would
render any such movement on the part of
the owners impossible within the next two
or three years. The story had been told
so often the horsemen shrugged their
shoulders when the last rumor gained cir
culation and dismissed it with the remark
that it was the same old right between
Colonel Crocker and Mr. Williams.
When it was learned, however, that the
latter's lease on the track runs only from
month to month, and that estimates had
been called for by those in charge of the
Crocker and Stanford estates relative to the
cost of filling in and grading, the patrons of
the track and horsemen began to discuss
the matter with all seriousness.
It is well known to those in touch with
real estate affairs that the property has
never paid anything like an income com
mensurate with its valuation. When
Messrs. Stanford and Crocker bought the
land their intention was to ultimately sub
divide it and place it on the market." The
track being there at that time was allowed
to remain and nothing was done toward
carrying out their original design.
Now, however, the Bay District Im
provement Company, by which corpora
tion name the joint estates are known in
this matter, deems it advisable to get the
]and on the market as soon as possible.
With that end in view, estimates were
made on the expense of grading and fill
ing in the depression on a portion of the
land of the Bay District grounds.
"The contract has not yet been let to
my knowledge," paid Colonel Crocker,
"though the matter is being seriously con
sidered. The property has never" paid
an income commensurate with its ap
praised valuation, and the only object in
putting it on the market at this time or in
the immediate future is that of talcing ad
vantage of the building interest which
seems to be centered in that locality just
now.
"I do not think the construction of the
Jockey Ciubs new track at Ingieside has
any bearing on the proposition to abolish
the Bay District track. The estates have
long since considered the advisability of
doing something with the property to in
crease the revenue derived therefrom. I
cannot say whether it will he done in one
month or two months. In fact I cannot
cay definitely when it will be opened to the
market, but I have nid enougli to let you
know that the matter has been under con
sideration for some time.
"It is merely a business proposition.
If the land willyield a better revenue by
subdividing: it and selling it out for resi
dential purposes then the estates would be
foolish to maintain it as a racetrack.
There are no obstacles in the way of doing
as is proposed. Mr. Williams' lease runs
only from month to month and can be
canceled at thirty days' notice."
Warren & Malley have a contract with
H. E. Huntington to grade down his sand
hill land adjoining the racetrack, and it ig
paid they are at x<resent figuring with the
Bay District Improvement Company in
the matter of subdividing the track land
and doing the necessary filling in of tho
depressions. As there is an immense
quantity of earth to be taken away from
the Huntington lots in the process of
grading, they can handle the two con
contracts to advantage by utilizing this
surplus earth for the fill on the track prop
erty.
THE NEW RACETRACK.
Contractsfor the Stables and Grand
stand Soon to Be Let.
All the heavy work on the grading of the
Pacific Coast Jockey Club's new racetrack
at Ingleside is finished, and in a few days
the track will practically have been com
pleted.
The contracts for the stables, grandstand
and fences are to be let next week, and
work will begin within the next ten days.
The fencing and stable buildings will
cost about $35,000, and the grandstand,
paddock and clubhouse are expected to
cost $50,000 more. If the work is begun
within the time specified the track,
grounds and buildings will be ready for
the inaugural meet by the middle of
October.
The track has been an expensive one to
build on account of the deep gully at one
end. It covers this- 64-foot cut on culverts.
A. M. Allen of Chicago, who is in charge
of the work, says the track will be one of
the finest and fastest in the country. It
has a 60-foot foundation of sand covered
by a foot or two of black loam and can
stand a week's rain without being impaired
in its speed qualities. The sana founda
tion, says Mr. Allen, serves the same pur
pose as drain tiles at every thirty feet, and
I am confident there will not be a better
trark in the country.
Mr. Allen has had extensive experience
as a builder of trotting courses, and is
qualified to express such an opinion. He
has superintended the construction of sev
eral tracks in the East, notably the Roby
(Indiana) track and courses in Chicago
and St. Louis. He was brought out here
by the Jockey Club to superintend the
work. He thinks the track will be ready
for the initial race by the Ist of October,
and if not, by the middle of the monch.
A meeting of the committee, composed
of President Spreckels and Vice-President
Crocker, Wii-- held in parlor (} of the Palace
Hotel vesteruty afternoon, at which time
a number of bids for the construction of
the stables and fences were considered.
The bids were satisfactory bo far as they
went, bat it was decided to defer the let
ting of contract* thereon until bids on the
grand stand, clubhouse and other build
mps had been received.
We. expect to begin work on the various
buildings within 1 in- next ten days." re
marked Mr. Bpreckels, 'and the track will
surely be ready for a meeting by the Ist
or middle of October. November 1 was de
cided on as the time for opening, but such
•favorable progress has been made on the
grading 61 the tra< k that we will be abie to
fjain a month over the original calcula
tion. "
Vice-President H. .1. Crocker said:
''There is no question of rivalry between
tiie new Jockey Club track ami the Bay
jtistrict. I think a second track will be h
benefit to the first track, bo to speak. It
will be an added inducement to horsemen.
Vhey will bring their trotters and runners
here and enter them for the races at both
tracks. They will patronize our stock
farms and take back our colts and fillies
with them to the East. This is providing
that the Bay District track continues in
existence. I do not know that any of
those interested in the new scheme have
other than the most friendly feelings for
Mr. Williams, and there need be no ri
valry.
"We expect to make our track one of
the best in the country, and by so doingj
the leading racing and blood-horse men of
the East will be attracted to the coast.
Good purses will be offered, and there is
no exaggeration in the prediction that we
will have many great meetings. We have
everything in our favor in the wav of loca
tion," and there is no reason why the track
should not become one of the most popu
lar resorts of the City and State. Before
the work is throush it will represent many
thousands of dollars, and I think its com
pletion will mark a new era in the blood
horse industry of California."
TWO PKESIDIO CONTRACTS.
An Iron and Wooden Wharf and Pump-
ing Machinery Are to Be
Erected.
Two contracts were awarded yesterday
by Deputy Quartermaster-General Amos
Kimball of the army for the construction
of a wharf with wrought-iron standard
piles at the sea terminus of the new mili
tary road at the Presidio, and for pumping
machinery.
The price of the wharf was $19,432.
A brick and stone boathouse will be
built upon the wharf. At the shore end
of the structure a concrete bulkhead will
be constructed.
The other contract calls for the construc
tion of a pumping-machinery plant, to be
used for the new water-works at the Pre
sidio, and to be in all details a duplicate of
the plant already erected and in operation.
NEW ELECTION BOARD
Commissioners Must Re
nounce the Hope of
Other Office.
A Longr Term Takes a Statesman
Out of the Field for Five
Years.
Mayor Sutro has not yet announced pub
licly the names of the four men who are to
be appointed Election Commissioners un
der the law passed at the last session of
the Legislature, but it is regarded as a cer
tainty that Colonel Albert E. Castle and
James Denman will be named.
The politicians who meet nightly at the
Baldwin Hotel cannot understand why
any prominent men of means should want
the place, since che salary is only $750 a
year. Still they calculate that the patron
age of the commission i 3 immense, involv
ing as it does the expenditure of $200,000
every two years for election expenses, be
sides the appointment of a large clerical
force to register and count the vote.
Certainly James D. Phelan can be ap
pointed if he desires the appointment, and
the Mayor may succeed in persuading him
that the public is entitled to his services.
Acceptance of the office would disqualify
Mr. Phelan for a term of years from serving
as Governor or member of Congress.
Should he draw a short term of two years
he could not be a candidate for three years
from the time of his appointment. Assum
ing that the long term should be his lot he
could not accept a nomination until the
expiration of five years. Meanwhile, Dem
ocrats anxious for a leader might besiege
his city office and invade his country
home. "Obviously this would be a most
embarrassing position for a man of Demo
cratic sentiments to occupy. The thought
of the office seeking the man and the man
restrained by law from obeying the will of
the people would certainly vex and annoy
the most level-headed politician.
The hint is thrown out that Mr. Phelan
would like to see his brother-in-law, Frank
J. Sullivan, appointed Election Commis
sioner. It is not a sure thing that Mr.
Sullivan wants it, for he, in company with
many other followers of his own party
faith, has sought high office. As a candi
date for Congress against Charles N. Fel
ton some years ago he displayed style and
speed in running. He believes till this
day that the people called him, but knows
that the House of Representatives did not
seat him. Mr. Sullivan may consider the
awkward predicament a man might be
placed in who could not become a candi
date for Congress for h've years. To re
nounce one's right to run for office when
the office is beckoning to a man is a greater
sacrifice than a young gentleman of Mr.
Sullivan's mental attainments and physi
cal contour could be expected to make.
The esteemed Democrat, Mr. James Den
man, has had many party rewards, al
though the people of the Fifth District did
not bestow Congressional honors upon
him. Light service and $750 a year, with
a good deal to say in the distribution of
patronage, might constitute just such a job
as would suit the inclination of a high
minded citizen of advanced years. Even
with the allurements of ease, the renuncia
tion of future political honors might come
hard to a warhorse of the Denman strain.
In Registrar Hinton's office the opinion
is well established that the law providing
for the appointment of the commission by
the Mayor is not in harmony with the con
stitution of California. The law legislates
the Registrar out of office, and it can hardly
be expected that as pood a Democrat as
Mr. Hinton would relinquish as good a
place as Registrar of Voters without a pro
test. So it is a sure thing that the consti
tutionality of the new law will be tested.
Senator Fay of San Francisco, who advo
cated the enactment of the law creating
the new Election Commission, remarked
last evening that the bill came from the
Citizens' Defense Association. The argu
ment was advanced that men who were
candidates for office themselves should not
manage the election machinery.
The Assembly Judiciary Committee,
which was composed of fairly good lawyers,
among them Judge Spencer and Mr. Bulla,
regarded the measure as constitutional.
The Royal Baking Powder is recom
mended by the best authorities on cuisine.
Its sale is larger than that of all the other
cream of tartar baking powders combined,
and it has more friends among housekeep
ers than any other similar article.
THEY SHOULD NOT EXPLODE
What the Supreme Court Thinks of Pow
der Works In General— dudton'B
Judgment Affirmed.
The Supreme Court has affirmed the de
cision of the lower court in the suit of
Charles C. Judson against the Giant Pow
der Company, in which Judson was
awarded a judgment of $41,164 75 for dam
age done his works by an explosion of the
defendant's nitro-glycerine works in 1891.
In the original suit Judson claimed that
the explosion was due to the negligence
of the defendants. The counter claim was
that the accident was caused by the band
of Providence, and that in any case explo
sions are always to be expected in a pow
der factory, and the plaintiff knew such to
be the case when the works were allowed to
remain there without objection from him.
In rendering its opinion the Supreme
Court holds that when the powder works
were located near other establishments the
neighbors had a right to expect that the
manufacture of its product would be car
ried ou carefully. In the natural course of
events the Supreme Court believes explo
sions iv a powder-mill are not to be ex
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 1895.
pected, and therefore when explosion does
occur, and the same is unexplained, the
logical supposition is that it waa due to
negligence of some kind. The court,
therefore, sustains the judgment allowing
damages.
TIES FOR THE NEW LINE.
The First Cargo Arrives in the Harbor
and Will Be Moved to Stockton
Immediately.
The first cargo of ties for the Valley road
arrived yesterday in the harbor on a
schooner from Mendocino. Preparations
having been all completed for transporta
tion of the ties and lumber from San Fran
cisco to Stockton, it was thought more
than likely yesterday that these ties will
be transferred from the schooner to barges,
and then taken to the terminus of the rail
way at Stockton, where supplies will pres
ently begin to pile up from various
quarters.
One of the engineering parties that had
been surveying toward \ isalia moved its
camp Wednesday to the northern limits of
that town, and has since been working in
Yisaiia. It has surveyed a line about forty
miles long from two miles below Fresno
VIEW OF THE GOAT ISLAND FIBE FROM THE TUO ANNIE.
[Sketched by a "Call" artist.]
at a junction on the preliminary line to
Hanford. This Visaiia party was in
structed yesterday to carry its survey
southward toward Bakersfieid. Chief
Engineer Storey said he expected that the
two parties of surveyors will meet at a
point about midway between Bakersfieid
and Hanford. The" Hanford party will
continue to survey the route southward,
while the other one will return to Fresno
and make a second preliminary survey.
The chief engineer went to Stockton last
night to look over the ground with Division
Engineer J. S. Wilbur and hold a consulta
tion with the city engineer with regard to
street urades over which the railway will
be laid.
The first shovelfalof earth will be turned
on the road at Stockton July 4.
The reports of the official Government
investigations of baking powders show the
Royal to be stronger and purer than any
other.
A MAN'S LAUGH NEVES CHANGES.
How the Fact Was Illustrated by an
Incident at the Federal Building.
If the Bertillon system of identification
had a phonographic record of the laughs
of criminals it would probably be as near
perfect as an identification system can be.
The fact that man comes into the world
wailing has been regarded as a sort of
prophecy of the truth that, as a rnle, the
sorrows of life outnumber the joys when
all the returns are in, but an optimist
might see an opposite significance in the
fact that a man's laugh remains the same
through all the chancing years. When the
cares of manhood succeed to the happy-go
lucky days of boyhood this laugh of his
may be called into use, as it were, very
little, but when it is put into operation it
is the same old laugh, and every boyhood
friend would know it instantly, says the
Chicago Times-Herald.
An old soldier who fought through the
war with Fred Hartwick, who drives a mail
collector's wagon on the north side, hap
pened to be in Chicago for a week not long
since. He heard that Mr. Hartwick was
on Postmaster Hesing's staff and went to
the Federal building to find him. He took
his station at a point past which all the
carriers tiled to report for duty and as
Hartwick came along some one pointed
him out.
Without disclosing his own identity the
veteran approached? and began asking
Hartwick if he remembered various inci
dents in the history of their regiment dur
ing the war. Of course he did and they
soon fell into conversation, organizing a
kind of campfire meeting between them
selves. One member of the regiment was
in business in New Orleans, another was in
a bank down in the State, several were
farming, one was the local manager for
one of the big commercial agencies in one
of the large cities and so on.
Several times Hartwick asked his old
companion-at-arms his name, but the lat
ter only smiled and went on with the con
versation. Finally, when it became neces
sary for them to separate, as Hartwick was
obliged to go out on his run, the man
laughed outright as he said:
"Well, Fred, I never thought you'd for
get me after what we went through to
gether."
"The minute he laughed," said Mr.
Hartwick, in relating the incident, "I
knew just who he was and all about him,
but I hadn't seen him for thirty years and
he had changed so I couldn't have told
him from Adam. His laugh had grown
older, too, of course, but it was the same
old laugh."
GOAT ISLAND HAS A FIRE
Supposed to Be Caused by
Live Cinders Blown From
This City.
THE HILL IS SWUT CLEAN.
All the Telegraph Lines and Gov
ernment Property Saved From
Destruction.
Yesterday Goat Island had its yearly
fire, which, following so soon on the con
flagration of Thursday evening, was not
considered in the light of much of a burn.
However, the flames spread themselves
among the dry grass and shrubbery, and,
fanned by the strong wind, ran over the
island, fiercely lapping up everything in
their path.
It is supposed that the fire started from
the cinders of the fire in the City the night
before, as charred pieces of wood and
paper still burning were carried by the
strong breeze over the bay.
The flames were first seen on the north
side of the island, moving toward the
south and east. At 4 o'clock L. W. Storror,
superintendent of the Pacific Postal Tele
graph Company, hurried down to Clay
street wharf, anjd. gathering a eang of fire
fighters from around the docks, boarded
♦he tug Annie and rapidly steamed toward
the island. They were distributed along
the line of telegraph-poles, where, with
shovels and pickaxes they dug the dry
grass away from the poles, preventing
tlieir destruction. At the lighthouse and
Government supply station a force of men
worked industriously, and by back-firing
burned a space around the buildings and
prevented loss.
It was feared at one time that the flames
would reach the oil which is stowed on
the island for the use of the Twelfth Dis
trict lighthouses, but the fire was forced
back to the top of the hill.
As the grass gets two or three feet high
and quite rank, there is always danger of
fire when the growth gets dry. It is under
stood that the lighthouse officials will take
effective means to prevent any destruction
to their valuable stores in case of the fires
that occur yearly on the island.
TO PROTECT CREDITS.
The New Association Organizes and De
cides Not tq Incorporate at Present.
A Committee on Dins.
A meeting of the new Association for the
Protection of Credits took place yesterday
at the headquarters of the Associated
Grocers, 123 California street. The asso
ciation organized with the following offi
cers: Morris Feintuch of the Wertheimer
Company, president; H. L. Loveland of
the Wellman-Peck Company, vice-presi
dent, and R. H. Bennett Jr., secretary.
It was decided not to file articles of
incorporation at present, but to conduct
the necessary business as a private asso
ciation. There is a membership of nearly
180 wholesale firms, jobbers and commis
sion men. The association numbers the
wholesale cigar and liquor men complete.
The work is an extension of that started by
the wholesale grocers.
Before adjourning the following com
mittee on fees, dues and assessments was
appointed: Henry Payot of Payot, Upham
& Co. and T. J. Parsons of the Del Monte
Milling Company and the president.
KAILROAD EXTENSION.
Track Between San Rafael and Sausalito
to Save Time.
The North Pacific Coast Railroad has
been making an improvement in its tracks
at the Mill Valley function, which will re
move impediments from the running of
trains on schedule time. The track is
doubled from Bausalito to the junction, at
which point one line of rails will be ex
tended for 600 feet northward. Hitherto
trains from San Rafael have been delayed
fully live or six minutes at that point,
where they had' to wait for north-Sound
trains to pass. With the new double-track
extension beyonld the junction one train
can lie there and' allow the train to pass at
full speed to Sausalito, thereby saving at
least five minutes.
There will be a series of holiday excur
sions for the Fourth of July, good for
eleven days, from June 28 to July 8. at
half rates, over the North Pacific Coast
Railway.
Five carloads of green fruit will leave
Sacramento July 2 for London as an ex
periment, for which great things are ex
pected.
WORK FOR IDLE MEN.
A Broom Factory and Knitting-Mill to
Be Started by the Labor Ex
change.
The managers of the Labor Exchange
states that the membership has increased
in a month from 60 to 175.
Recently an exchange was organized in
Petalurna with eighteen members, com
posed principally of farmers who will ex
change their products at the commissary
headquarters of the exchange on Valencia
street.
The exchange has just issued a certifi
cate of membership in which the person
signing it agrees, in consideration of the
benefits and privileges conferred upon
him as a member, to contribute $1 monthly
to the maintenance of the commissary de
partment, where goods are sold to mem
bers at wholesale prices.
They expect to shortly start a co-opera
tive broom factory and knitting-mill where
idle men may co-operate for their mutual
benefit. Negotiations for the purchase of
the machines are now in progress.
A TYPEWRITER'S CLAIM
Aftermath of the Late Legis
lative Election Con
tests.
The Lady Who Made the Transcripts
Thinks She Was Not Paid
Enough.
Louisa H. Bock, a young ■woman, was
plaintiff in a suit tried in Justice of the
Peace Groezinger's court yesterday, in
which Howard Vernon, official reporter
for Judge Campbell's court.was defendant.
Miss Bock was the typewriter who tran
scribed the proceedings in the Tracy-
Wilkinson and the Smith-Devine election
contests, heard some months ago in the
Justices' court. Vernon had been appoint
ed reporter for the bearings, with the ex
press understanding that he would employ
Miss Bock and treat her liberally.
When the trial came on Vernon was
unable to act, but sent the assistant re
porter, F. Kaiser. Kaiser dictated to Miss
Bock 650 folios of the proceedings. Her
agreement was that she was to get as
much above the regular rate for her work
(10 cents a foliol as he received above the
Tegular rate for his work. She was paid
$51 for the entire work, while she claimed
she should have been paid at the rate of
25 cents a folio. She sued for $116 due.
The hearing called into court all the at
taches of the Police Courts, especially the
reporting contingent, and was made gen
erally interesting by the crossfire of the
lawyers, George Colwell for the plaintiff
and J. A. Vaughn for the defendant.
Vaughn had taken the expense bills for
the contest down to Sacramento to hove
them approved and ordered paid by the
Legislature.
He gave a vivid description of that ex
perience, and declared he would not go
through it again for $1000. "Why, you
know, he said, "I was hauled this way and
that by the legislators, touched by this one
and that, until when I got through I con
gratulated myself on getting away from
the city alive."
Judge Groezinger remarked that he knew
something of that himself. He had been
to Sacramento on a somewhat similar mis
sion.
Vernon testified that $384 had been al
lowed him for the first contest and $530 on
the second, but his own share had been
but $75 and $90, respectively. He had had
to divide up so with Kaiser and all the
others.
The court took the matter under advise
ment.
The Royal Baking Powder was intro
duced to the public a third of a century
ago, and from that time the era of good
bread, biscuit, cake and pastry com •
menced.
FINANCES OF THE YEAR
Auditor Broderick Says There
Will Be no Deficit
After All.
MONEY TO MEET THE DEMANDS
A Suggestion of the Treasurer That,
Acted Upon, Clears Away
the Last Anxiety.
In answer to their request for a state
ment of his estimate of the probable deficit
at the close of the fiscal year Auditor
Broderick yesterday sent a communication
torfhe Finance Committee of the Board of
Supervisors, conveying the astonishing
and very cheering Information that he
didn't believe there would be any deficit.
And this after all the anxiety and dis
cussion that sounded for many weeks very
like a panic. Here is the letter:
Finance Comm§iee, Board of Supervisors —
Dear Sirs: In answer to yours of the 26th, re
questing me "to furnish a statement in writing
of the estimated deficiency for the present fis
cal year," I beg leave to say that with the de
mands for salaries for May in suspension I can
find no basis for a statement of deficiency if
the data obtained from diligent inquiry of the
Supervisors' department up to date be correctly
stated to me. If any claims be in existence
outside of those reported to me in answer to
earnest and careful inquiry, a deficiency may
develop that you alone can ascertain at this
date. Respectfully yours,
William Broderick, Auditor.
Perhaps it is in place to say that the auditing
of the May salaries was the twelfth salary audit
of the fiscal year.
It may be in place also to state that in
this "snapper" at the end of it is the nub
of the Auditor's letter. The Auditor is
forbidden by law to audit more than
twelve salary warrants in a year. There
was a holdover salary from last year that
fell into this to be audited. So that when
the Auditor nad audited the May warrants
this year it was the twelfth. The June
warrants cannot lawfully be paid in this
fiscal year, and therefore, although there
are two holdovers this time, only one
counts in the financial reckoning of this
year. The other must be counted as be
longing to next year, the Auditor argues,
and be specially provided for as such, in
the tax levy.
As for the May warrants, which do be
long to this year, the Auditor believes
there will be enough when the balances
are all struck to meet them. He believes
there will be something like $60,000 sur
plus from various funds now in the treas
| ury which can be turned into the general
fund, and that there will be revenues yet
turned into the treasury from various
sources, such as delinquent taxes, that will
reach up to the desired mark.
The Finance Committee met yesterday
afternoon and this communication was
read.
Chief Deputy Widber and Deputy Jacobs
of the Treasurer's office was before the com
mittee at the latter's request, and in a long
discussion practically corroborated the
Auditor's showing. T? hey explained that
the Assessor was daily turning in large
sums of money to the treasury from his
collections of the personal property tax
under the new law, and that that money
was lying idle in the vaults, and would be
for a long time. Why not utilize it ? Why
not pay the outstanding warrants with it?
When the board made its apportionment,
of the funds for the next year, credit could
be made for the disposition of the money.
Chairman Taylor suggested that the
State had an interest in these moneys.
Chief Deputy Widber explained that the
next settlement with the State did not
occur until December, by which time
money sufficient to meet its demands
would have come in many times over.
Accordingly the committee directed that
a resolution he prepared empowering the
Treasurer to transfer the sum of f'^oo,ooo of
the unappropriated money in his hands to
the general rand accruing from the collec
tion of personal property tax for the year
1895-96, to the general fund, in order topay
the salary demands of May and June.
With this approved by the board the
anxiety of the army of clerks and depu
ties in the City Hall is at an end — to say
nothing of the contractors.
The Finance Committee, on the recom
mendation of the Chief Engineer of the Fire
Department, favored the purchase of two
Clapp & Jones engines — a second and
third-class engine— for $8300.
A Soldier's Answer.
Emperor Napoleon, after one of his great
battles, gathered the remnant of his forces
around him and proceeded to compliment
them in his characteristic manner, so en
dearing to the hearts of his soldiers.
Finally Company D of the Guards, who
had been in the thick of the light, were
ordered to present themselves, and to the
astonishment of the Emperor a single
soldier appeared. He was bound up in
bandages, and could barely walk.
"Where is the rest of your company?"
asked the Emperor.
A tear welled in the old soldier's eye as
he answered: "Your Majesty, they lie on
the field dead," and then sorrowfully
added, "they fought better than I." — Har
per's Round Table.
Quite a sensation was produced at Ratis
bon by the appearance in the streets of
a horse wearing two pairs of trousers. The
anxious owner had eot a set of brown hose
made especially for his favorite steed as a
protection against the cold.
G> PERCENTAGE
\047 PHARMACY,
J&^L 953 MARKET ST.,
i«jtf!r SOUTH SIDE,
one of our Bet. Fifth and Sixtb,
Customers. ' Five doors above Hale Bros.
05EHALF SAVED OS PRESCRIPTIONS,
As we pay no percentage to physicians.
Joy's, Hood's or Ayer's Sarsaparllla 65c
Palne's Compound and Hall's Catarrh Cure 60c
Fountain Syringes— 2-quart 70c,:3-quart 75c,
■ \ ... ....; 4-quart 85c
Camelline, Cream de Lisor Mulvina Cream. ...Bsc
Ayer's, Beecham's or Carter's Pi 115........ 15c
Beef, Iron and Wine and Sierra Kidney Cure... 7sc
Veronica Water and Cutlcirra Salve 40c
Citrate, Magnesia and Russia Salve ...20c
Roger and Qallet's Peau d'Espagne. ..'..... 85c
Pona's Extract and Pink Pi 115.... ..35c
Electric Belts. . : ...................... $5 to $15
Trusses, others ask $6 to $15: our price 31 75 to $5
Galvanic and Faradic Batteries......... $7. $10. $15
Obesity Belts ................$2 25
Hearing H0rn5....... $3 to $7
Uterine {Supporters $.2 50 to $5
WE ARE AGENTS FOR THE
Yost= Falcon Bicycles.
SWIFT, STRONG, BEAUTIFUL.
$65.00; $85.00 and $100.00.
SifewjP^iAifloiD RESTOREDSS
■n tW '%2- f»r m>Sm 23? (fit tion of a faaou.i French physician, will quickly cure you of all tier-
BIK " r \ } \(± - v\ vona or diseases of the generative organs, such as Lost Manhood,
SI >i LSakt \, . y )[ Insomnia, Pains In the Buck, Seminal Kmlsslons, Nervous Debility,
M I ff^L. I Wv Pimples, llnfitness to Marry, Kiliaustin^ Drains, Varicoccle and
P V^ W V .-/Constipation. It stops all losses by day or night i Prevents qolck-
BE " V^x -* " nessoi discharge, which If not checked leads to Spermatorrhoea and
HRrroor .~» AC-rr» all the horrors of Impotency. CUPIDEXE cleanses the liver, ths
■ ? vnc. and «r i crt ki(j ne y ga nd the urinary organs of all imparities. ,
■• ; CCPIDEJiE strengthens and restores small weak organs. .
' The reason sufferers are not cured by Doctors is because ninety per cent are troubled with
Frontal 1 tl». CCPIDENE Is the only known remedy to cure without an operation. 5000 testimoni-
als. A written tee given and money returned if six boxes does not effect a pexmanent'eura
1 1.00 a box, six for $5.00, by mall. Bend for rots circular and testimonials.
■■- A<M"qm » ATOIj HXDICUIE CO., P. O. Box 2076, Ban Francisco, Cal. For Sale by
» - BROOKS' PHABMACY, 119 PoweU stroM.
NEW TO-DAY.
TELLTALE FIGURES
That will remove all doubt from any suspicious
mind and figures that prove conclusively that we
make no idle boast when we state tout our prices
J are so low that we invite competition.

YOU MIGHT FIND
A Tan Kid Boot just as pretty or stylish as this else-
where, but at the price you cannot find an equal to
the fine, soft tan chrome kid boots in buttons or
lace style, with either cloth or kid tops, that we
are selling at the low price of
TWO DOLLARS AM FIFTY CENTS.

Made on the new razor-toed last (an. extreme
pointed toe shape), or the Bouton (the prettiest
square toe shape made) with stylish tips to match,
YOU MUST SEE
Our perfect fitting Tan Kid Southern Ties that w»
place on sale this day as a leader. They, too, only
add to make our statement of low prices doubly
strong, for we are to sell them at -
TWO DOLLARS.
FRENCH HEEL
OXFORDS AND SOUTHERN TIES, in either
tan. chrome or black kid, are in big demand. Our
assortment embraces every style and shape that 13
I new, and we place them within your easy grasp at
the lowest price a genuine French Louis XV Heel
has ever been offered as yet— 'V--*'
TWO DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS.
Country Orders Filled Carefully and
promptly sent by return mail or express.
Oar new Illustrated Catalogue, with
prices that are low, sent free, postpaid,
to any address for the asking.
:SULLIVAN'S~SHQE-HOUSE,
V£ 18, 20, 22 Fourth Street,
Just Below Market.
Do You Want
Manhood?
DO YOU WISH TO RECOVER THAT WHICH
you have lost by sins of the past Early ex-
cesses, exposure and bad habits have wasted the
j vital powers of millions. No; more than one man
In fifty is what Nature intended him to be. The
j swift pace of this generation is weakening our man-
| hood. Do your part and recoup your lost powers.
< &Jj^^JjC_z£&/ five -°" r future
generations a
Rj^&i^SAWDfi&Si healthy in mind'
I^hMELCCTRIC &s£TjZffi\z\ and body. A weak
Vjflint* g^g^y£-^'^vmH|y parent begets a
c Osi&TQ~V*'*^ weaker child. Re-
' i-^Tgj> Jf^K^T'*' place the vigor in
.* » *•*' your system and
make your manhood perfect by building up the
vital forces with Dr. Sanden's Electric Belt and
Suspensory. Electricity is life. Send for the poc-
ket edition of Dr. .Sanden's celebrated work "Three
Classes of Men," by mail, sealed, free.
DR. SANDEN'S ELECTRIC BELT
Cures nervous debility, loss of memory, lame back,
rheumatism, kidney and bladder troubles, indiges-
tion, vital weakness, varicocele and ailments re-
! suiting from excesses, exposure, overwork, etc
1 95000 will be forfeited if the current cannot bt
! felt immediately upon charging it. Warranted fin
! year*.
SANDEN ELECTRIC CO.,
Council Building, Portland, Or.
DR.M9NULTY.
mHIB WELL-KNOWN ANDRKLIABLK BPB-
-1 riallst treats PRIVATE. rHKQNIC AND
NERVOUS DISEASES OF MEN ONLY. He stop*
Discharges: cures secret Blood and Skin Disease*.
Bores and Swellings:* Nervous l>ebllity. Impo-
tence and other weaknesses of Manhood.
He corrects the Secret Errors of Youth and their
terrible effects. Loss of Vitality, Palpitation of the
Heart. Loss of Memory. Despondency and other
| troubles of mind and body, caused by the Errors;
Excesses and Diseases of "Boys and Men. ■
He restores Lost Vigor and Manly Power, re-
moves Deformities and restores the Organs \a
Health. He also cures Diseases caused by Mer-
cury and other Poisonous Drugs.
Dr. McNulty's methods are regular and scien-
tific Ho uses no patent nostrums or ready-made
preparations, but cure* the disease by thorough
medical treatment. His New Pamphlet oh Pri-
vate Diseases sent Free to all men who describe
their trouble. Patients cured at Home. Terms
reasonable.
Hours— 9 to 3 dally: 6:30 to 8:30 evening?. Sun-
days, 10 tc 1- only. Consultation free anil sa-
credly confidential. Call on or address
P.BOSCOE McNIILTY, M. D.,
20*2 Kenrny St., San Francisco. C»l.
EOT ueware of strangers who try to talk to yon
about your disease on the streets or elsewhere.
They are capper* or steen-rs for swindling doctors.
! TBTHEVERY BESTONETO EXAMINE YOUR
! X eyes and fit them to Spectacles or Eyeglasses
i with Instruments of his own Invention, wuota -
j mperlorlty has not been equaled. .My succeu v**
been due to the merits of my work.
Ottice Hours— l- to 4T. it. ■
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