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THE FIELD OF POLITICS
Long List of Applicants for
LETTER FROM A. B. LEMMON.
Mayor Sutro's Position in Regard
to the Protest Against
The newly appointed member? of the
Board of Health having received their
commission from Governor Build it now
only remains for them to file the oath re
cently administered to each with the Sec
retary of State in order to qualify for duty.
It "is expected that the new members
will attend the regular meeting of the
board next "Wednesday at 11:30 a. m. and
then present their credentials to the out
It was stated yesterday by Dr. Hart that
no appointments had been agreed upon
and that the;subject would not be taken
up until the new board met in regular ses
Governor Budd's private secretary, Mr.
McCabe, was at the California Hotel yes
terday. He said the Governor would be in
&n Francisco next Monday to attend a
meetinu' of the military board of location.
The secretary was not apprised that the
Governor had any favorite- for positions at
tne disposal of tlie Board of Health.
The board's patronage list embraces the
Assistant City Physician.
Superintendent City and County Hospital.
Superintendent City and County Almshouse.
Secretary of the Board of Health.
Ten inspectors at $100 per month each.
Physician City Receiving Hospital.
Market Inspector, Interment Inspector and
many other smaller places.
Dr. Levingston. it is said, has withdrawn
from the fight for Health Officer, and has
got behind Dr. Mizner with his friends,
and they are going to make a battle to land
Dr. Potts is regarded as a prominent
candidate for Quarantine Officer.
The list of applicants for secretary to the
board embraces many names.
The biggest scramble— even bigger than
that for deputy police sergeantships — is
for that ideal sinecure, the interment in
spectorship, which was created a long time
ago lor some political favorite. People
who die cannot be buried without a per
mit, and it is the duty of this onider to
sign permits. There are on an average six
or eight a day. To attend to this the in
spector has a deputy at $75 a month, which
a complaisant Legislature gave to an in
cumbent who complained that he could
not sleep for the thes and needed some one
to brush them off: "The man who sweeps
shadows off the sidewalk"' and •'innocuous
desuetude" look up with pride to the In
terment Inspector of tne Board of Health
of >an Fra-icisco. He draws a salary of
$125 a month. Among the many candi
dates for the place are General Bamberger,
who rose to military eminence in the late
unpleasantness with his employer, and
James Bowen, better known as "Curbstone
It is the impression that Mayor Sutro
will wait several days before sending an
other name for Election Q^nnmsiqner to
the Republican committee. He is not
convinced that the protest against Foster's
appointment is really an expression of the
majority of the executive committee, as
only ten of the twenty-nine members at
tended the meeting and voted on the sub
ject. He does not at present see his way
clear to question the accuracy of the official
notice from the committee that Foster is
not acceptable, and prefers to wait to ascer
tain if the committee of its own accord
will not take further aajion.
Yesterday the Mayor received the follow
ing letter from A. B. Lemmon, editor of
the Santa Rosa Republican :
Santa Rosa. Tal., July 11, 1895.
Hon. A. Svtro, Mayor oj Fan Francisco— Dear
Sir.: Inclosed editorial from my paper of yes
terday indicates how one member of the Re-
State Executive Committee feels in
regard to the pretended action in thr I
matter. I hope you can and will hold that the
appointment has not been considered by a legal
meeting of the committee. Yours truly,
Allen B. Lemmox.
The editorial "attached" to the commu
nication takes the ground that Foster
should be confirmed and holds that his re
jection wa? illegal as the voice of the com
mittee was not expressed.
THE GLEANERS' WORK.
Clubroom to Be Fitted Up on O'Farrell
Street — Arranging for a Lecture
An important meeting of the Gleaners'
Club took place last evenine in the home
of Dr. Cora A. Morse, at f>2l O'Farrell
street. It marked the formation of a class
which by means of dues will fit up a spa
cious room in the lower floor of Dr. Morse's
house which will serve as a permanent
home and clubroom of the Gleaners' Club
of san Francisco.
The Gleaners' Club has been in existence
for about three years. It is composed of
working girls who, in their leisure mo
ments, have a taste for the social features
of a club, and for the mental enjoyment to
be found particularly among the Gleaners,
lor some time it has met in the residence
of Mrs. Morse, but latterly the member
ship has become too large for her parlors,
and the idea 01 fitting up a big room in the
basement was proposed and met with great
The immediate means of fittingup these
rooms will be derived from a series of ten
lectures to be delivered by Mrs. Morse, in
her own house, to' the members of the club
and friend?. An admission fee of 10 cents
has been fixed for every lecture.
There has been arranged the following
course, one lecture to be delivered every
second Monday evening in the clubrooms:
'■What Is Life?" "Temperaments and Their
Adaptations," "Law of Correspondencies" (for
two evenings, "Rules of .Self-healing,' "Nuiri
tion in Love and Vice Versa." "Heredity,
Physical, Mental and Psychic," "Active and
Passive Will," "The Law of Sex in Everything,"
"Power Through Repose.
"It is my intention, if possible, to bring
the club up to at least 100 members," said
Mrs. Morse, in speaking of the Gleaners.
"We have now a membership of twenty
five or thirty, who attend the meetings and
lectures steadily, but I think -when they
have permanent quarters the number will
increase rapidly. The new rooms will he
fitted tip in the best way possible, and will
be open at all times to the use of the mem
bers. It will be their meeting place, their
le?turc-room and a place for them to come
in and meet friends or to bring friends.
"The Gleaners 1 Club is composed of
girls who work for their living'and for
harmony's sake we allow no others in.
There is no fee of initiation, and the
monthly dues amount to but 5 cents a
meeting. It is the aim of the organiza
tion to promote sociability among its mem
bers and to give them entertainment. The
officers of the club are: Miss Alice Hall,
president; Miss Sallie Livingston, vice-
S resident; Miss Carrie Haas, secretary;
[iss Lillie Livingston, assistant secretary,
and Miss Gallinger, treasurer."
Mr. Goodman's Birthday.
T. H.Goodman, general passenger agent of
the Southern Pacific Company, was treated to
a surprise yesterday by the men in his office.
It was his birthday, and Mr. Goodman re
ceived a pleasant reminder of that fact on
entering his private office. The clerks knew
his fondness for flowers, and early in the
morning they decorated his desk with the
rarest of blossoms in excellent taste. A hand
some vase in the center stood out from the
mass of bloom and against it was laid a I neatly
engrossed card wishing Mr. Goodman ••many
nappy returns of the day." The veteran man
ager of the Southern Pacific passenger depart
ment was 03 years Of age yesterday.
MRS. COON STILL AT LARGE.
Was Not at Homo When an Arrest AVas
Mrs. Jane Coon, who is accused of beat
ing a child into insensibility, is still at
She was conducted by Oflicer McMurray
into the presence of Judge Campbell the
day a warrant was issued for her arrest.
She mentioned several persons, among
them Mr. Curry of the County Cierk's
office, who would become her sureties.
She was permitted to go home and yester
day when McMurray .vent to her homeon
Howard street to arrest her he was in
formed she was not at home.
'I hope you will arrest her," said an el
derly woman, who is said to lie a relative
of the accused, bui whose name no one
seems to know. She designated one of
the neighbors who had furnished informa
tion leading to the arrest, and said to Mc-
Marray: "We will sue her for false im
prisonment and get her house. It's a line
one. I'll give you half."' The officer was
further informed that the women "had
been in tighter pinches than this and got
out of them." '-We'll get out of this ; Bee
if we don't," said the speaker, triumph
The neighbors say that the unfortunate
child is beaten less frequently since the
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Children took the case in hand, and when
the castigations are administered they are
given in the. house, and his muffled
screams are all that tell the story.
THE SOCIALIST UPRISING
One of the Bogie-Man Stories
That Frighten the Naughty
Mrs. Laura De Force Cordon and
E. T. Hicks Pronounce the
The rumor of an anarchist uprising as
an outgrowth of the Co-operative Com
monwealth proves to oe one of the sort of
! bogie-man stories with which mothers
frighten children possessed of daring ten
dencies. The Call published yesterday
the story of Mrs. Squires securing posses
sion of the Geary-street house, through an
agent of C. J. Behlow, the owner; of its
occupancy Dy the Co-operative Common
wealth, a company of unemployed men,
who shared their remaining money for
the benefit of all, and of the statements of
Mrs. Augusta L. Ohm and her daughter,
Miss Annie Ohm, in regard to the alleged
strange doings and stranger words of the
members of the Commonwealth.
E. T. Hicks, a collector, who ha? an
office in the Spreckels building, was one of
the directors of the Commonwealth at that
time and he characterized the statements
of Mrs. and Miss <>h:n as absurd and
utterly without foundation.
Mr. Hicks spent much time at the head
quarters, making daily visits there, and he
avers he never rieard an intimation of such
plans. He believes the most charitable
construction that ran be put upon the as
sertion^ of the ladies is that their imagina
tion was overwrought by stories of red-flag
insurrections in ot;;er lands.
William Baker, who lived on Geary street
and is now one of the dwellers of the dark,
uninviting tenement which is the home
of the reorganized "California Co-operative
Commonwealth," at s6 Natoma street, said,
with great earnestness, "I havj never heard
such words; never."
Mrs. Laura ue Force Gordon, who is the
chief moving spirit in the "California Co
operative Commonwealth," said: "1 had
no connection with the Commonwealth un
der the Jeffreys' regime ami do nut know
anything of the management of the home
at ."that time. I came into the movement
when most of the men had dropped out
and a new organization was formed. It
was even renamed. "California" being pre
fixed to the old title. I consider the
ments of the neighbors as even less reliable
than most neighborhood gos.-n>.
"For the present organization lean state,
'as one with authority,' that there has
never been a syllable of an incendiary
character uttered. The members have
always shown a praiseworthy spirit of
willingness to suffer hardships, until sucti
time as relief would come through peaceful
"Mrs. Gordon remarked incidentally that
the Commonwealth and Labor Exchange
have had several conferences, and that
there is a strong probability that they will
join forces. "There is practically no* point
in which we differ," she said.
MES. BASLER'S BABY.
Police Judge Cor.lvii Assists that Mother
in Getting Possession of the
Police Judge Conlan was called upon
yesterday to decide a rather peculiar case
in which the custody of a six-month-old
girl baby was involved. Shortly after
court had opened for business Mrs. Henry
Basler, who lives with her husband on
Cortland avenue, applied for a search
warrant to get possession of her baby,
which, she said, was held by Mrs. 11.
Horstman ol 1937 Mission street*.
The story she told was to the effect that
she and her husband, a locksmith by
trade, came to the City with their three
children about six months ago to Jive.
They were in rather poor circumstances
and decided that it would be best to have
the baby taken care of in order that the
mother might find some employment.
Mrs. Horstmau agreed to care for the
little one for $H> a month. Two months
went by and the Baslers could not pay the
$12 which was due. They allowed the
baby to remain three months longer with
Mrs. Horstman, and she then notilied
them that there was $30 due on the baby,
and that she would hold it until the money
It w r as this announcement that caused
Mrs. Easier to go to the I'olice Court ana
ask for a warrant.
Judge Conlan said that he conld not
issue such a warrant for the baby, but out
of sympathy for the woman said "he would
give her a warrant for the child's clothes,
could go with the officer, and once in
the house, she could take possession of the
child. He did so, and Mrs. Kasler went
with the officer, who served the warrant
and secured the baby from bondage.
Simon Again in .Jail.
S. S. Simon, who was once in the employ of
the United BUtea Government, and who since
has been arrested on various charge?, t,uch as
personating a revenue oflicer and defrauding
Chinese merchants, nt arrested yesterday
upon a charge of buttery by Sergeant ol PoliCfi
Cook. Simon Imrt rome difficulty, it is stated
with his landlord over the payment of room
rent and assaulted him. .Judge Campbell re
leased the "cowboy detective" upon his own
Bookkeeper CHUis Caught.
Samuel F. Giiiis, the bookkeeper who a few
days ago left the city, taking with Mm $575
belonging to his employer. Dr. Bweany, lias
been apprehended at Winnemueea, Nev. Yes
terday when the police received notice of the
arrest Detective tgan was sent on to bring Gil
lis back to this City.
The Pursuit of Happiness.
When the Induration of Independence asserted
man's right to this, it enunciated an immortal
truth. The bilious .sufferer is on the road to happi
ness when he begins to take Rostetter'a Stomach
Bitters, the most efficacious regulator of the liver
in existence. Kouaily reliable is it in chilis and
fever, constipation, dyspepsia, rheumatism, kid
ney trouble and nervousness. Use it regularly,
and not at odd Intervals.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1895.
DINED WITH THE BALLOTS
What Invalidated the Vote of
Lake Precinct, Siskiyou
HUNGRY ELECTION OFFICIALS.
The Box Was Taken to Dinner.
Points on the Proper Marking
It was an interesting decision that the
Supreme Court rendered yesterday in the
case of George A. Tebbs against Clarence
B. Smith, and one in which several ques-
I tions created by the new ballot law were
I adjudicated. The action came from Siski
you County. It arose from an election for
i school superintendent, in which Smith
was elected by one vote.
When the result of the canvass was
known Tebbs immediately instituted a re
count, and by gaining three votes put him
self two in the lead, and he was declared
elected by the court. Smith then appealed,
and the Supreme Court, after throwing out
the vote in two precincts, found that Smith
was elected and accordingly directed the
court below to reverse its decision.
The Supreme Court, as a premise to its
opinion, stated that, as the ballots them
selves were conclusive evidence, they must
therefore be proved to have been untam
pered with from the time when they were
. ited until introduced as evidence for or
against any claim. It was only necessary,
however, for him who appealed to the bal
lot- to prove that every statutory require
ment for preserving their integrity had
been complied with, and it then rested
with the other side to show more than
that it was possible the ballots might have
been tampered with.
The Lake precinct came under discus
sion in the ooinion, and a? a result the votes
cast by the residents were nil thrown out.
They conducted a most free-and-easy elec
tion in that Lake precinct of . Siskiyou
County. The polls should have opened at
6:31 a.m., but it was only just before the
stroke of 10 that the embargo was raised
and the citizens allowed to approach the
. For two hours all hands voted as
\ siduously, but then, becoming hungry, the
election officials decided that dinner was
the next event on the programme, and
they adjourned to attend to that duty.
There was some reticence about leaving
the ballot-box to look after the polls, so
they included it in their invitation, and it
occupied a place of honor npon the table
while its guardians refreshed themselves.
In the meantime the blank ballots were
lying upon the table in the polling place.
Dinner being enoed the ballot-box and the
officials returned to duty.
The Supreme Court took cognizance
merely of the going away, and proceeded
to comment most caustically thereon. The
election officers, the court said, violated
the law which forbids the removal
of the ballot-box from the polls and
the presence of the by-standers. In
doing this the court did not criti
cize the appetites of the election offi
cers, but it asserted the belief that their
hunger simply cloided their appreciation
of the responsibilities of their positions.
Such things, in the eyes of the court, could
not be tolerated, however, for the prece
dent would be a dangerous one, and there
lore the vote of the whole of Lake I'recmct
was ruled out.
The vote of Cecilville precinct for some
what different reasons met the same fate.
The ballots from that section, with a sin
gle exception, were marked in the blank
spaces for additional Justices ot the Peace,
ti. G. Brown, Republican. The names
were put on in the same handwrit
ing, and there was a record of but one man
who had to be assisted in marking his
ticket. The evidence in the case did not
show when the ticket was marked with the
name, and the Supreme Court therefore
presumed it was done after the ballot was
given to the voter. In view of this pre
sumption the court ruled the vote of the
precinct out on account of this distinctire
mark upon the ballots. The exception
proved the rule, for that single vote was
There were also ballots upon which the
cross had been placed on the dotted line
between the name of the man and the
name of his party, and these were objected
to on the ground that this peculiarity con
stituted a mark of identification. This
contention is passed aside by the Supreme
Court. It was held that the law said
naught of the placing of the cross in the
square allowed for it in the printing of the
bailor, and that when the cross was placed
opposite the name voted all requirements
were complied with. That this method of
marking a ballot might be the means of
identity in," it the Supreme Court did not
deny, but such a mark was legal and the
court would not throw out a ballot thus
The last ballot under consideration was
one marked with a small ".I" in pencil, in
the spaces under the name!* for Justices of
the Peace. This was a mark of identifica
tion, said the court, and the ballot was
consigned to oblivion.
SEALSKINS WILL BE HIGH
11l Luck of British and Ameri
can Schooners in Japan
Vessels Now Bound for Bering Sea
and Copper Islands— Result
of the Catch.
Private advices were received in this
City yesterday by the steamer Gaelic from
Hakodate giving the total catch of the
American and British sealers up to June
On the 28th the San Francisco schooner
Bonanza arrived in Hakodate with 900
skins and three days before that the Mattie
I. Dyer, also hailing from this port, put in
with (IJI skins. "While some of the vessels
have made very fair catches the entire
catch will not equal that of last year. This
result is ascribed to the extremely rough
weather which prevailed along the Japan
ese coast in the early part of the season.
At that time the most favoraDle reports
readied heie regarding the large number
of seals which were sighted. This news
came here by private advices and was
corroborated by the Pacific Mail and
Occidental and Oceanic steamships.
While a big catch was expected fears
were entertained for the safety of some of
the vessels on account of the weather.
Both conclusions have proved to be wrong.
The storms have passed, and as far as can
be learned no damage has been done, but
there wore days and days when the seals
were sporting about the schooners in big
schools and not a vessel dare launch a
The yacht Casco, which was once owned
by the late Dr. Merritt of Oakland and in
which the late Robert Louis Stevenson
made li is famous South Sea Island voyage,
heads the list with her catch, she having
liXK) skins to her credit. The Casco is now
owned in Victoria.
The Umbrina, another British vessel,
comes next with 1187 skins. The Britishers
generally have done better than the Amer
ican craft, but some of the boats hailing
from San Francisco have good scores to
their credit. The reason ol the better luck
of the Britishers is due to the fact that
many of them had Indians on board and
put out besides their own hunters from ten
to twenty canoes.
Of the American schooners the Jane
Gray, which was reported from sea, has
high line, her catch amounting to 1120
skins. Of the vessels which have arrived
at Hakodate only five can boast of more
than 1(300 skins." These are, the British
vessels Annie E. Paint 1124, Mermaid 1156,
I'mbrina 1187, Ocean Belle 1056, and Geneva
Following is the entire catch of the ves
sels which had arrived at Hakodate:
British vessels— Umbrina 1187, Ocean Belle
10. r >r>, Mascot 787, Carlotta G. Cox 900, Geneva
1187, K. B. Marion 946, Ida Etta 575, Vera
803, Agnes McDonald 711, Arctic 202,
Arietis 818, Viva 500, Mary Ellen 777, Borealis
733, City of San Diego 371, Retriever 562, Pio
neer 847, Annie E. Paint 1124, Mermaid 1156,
Sadie Turpel 749.
American schooners— Allie I. Alger 800, Bo
nanza 900, Herman 500. M. M. Morrill 400,
Mnttie I. Dyer 651, Louis Olsen 634: J. Ep
pinger7B9, Alton 299, Rattier 345, and the
Millard Ainsworth 917.
Two British and four San Francisco ves
sels have been reported from sea. The
British schooner Brenda has 770 and the
Casco 1200. The San Francisco vessels are
the Jane Gray. 1120; Edward E. Webster,
530; Rose Sparks, 100 and the Winchester,
It is more than likely that no other ves
sels will be heard from at Hakodate, and
those which were there when the Gaelic
sailed have r>robably left ere this. The
season in the Bering Sea and about Cop
per Islands opens on August 1, and the
majority of the sealers are now making for
these grounds, while the rest, satisfied
with the year's work, are headed for home.
The indication is that the price of skins
will be higher.
At this time last year all that was offered
per skin was $7 50, and the highest price
paid at the end of the season was $9 25 per
skin. Already one captain has been offered
at Hakodate $10 a skin for his entire cargo,
including the pups. The offer was refused,
and ad vaces say that the captain is holding
out for $11, and that he is likely to get it.
HOW RIVER WATER RUNS
If It Leaves Its Own Course
No Man Shall Change It
An Important Point In Riparian
Rights Decided in a Siskiyou
A decision of much importance has been
rendered by the Supreme Court in the case
of Whaley against Caldwell et al., a suit
growing out of the riparian rights of the
parties. It deals with the rights of "lower"
riparian owners, from whose land the
streams have been turned through no act
of man. It decides that they have no
rights whatever except to the barren bed
where once ran the water.
In the case at bar the parties owned
land in Siskiyou County. James Whaley
was a "lower" riparian owner and Leona
J. Caldwell and other defendants were
"upper" riparian owners. The stream
which has caused the trouble ran down
1 1) rough the Caldwell land and about a
mile above Whaley's land forked into two
branches, the north and south forks.
Further up the stream another water
course broke away to the north, and, par
alleling the north fork, ran through
'Whaley's property. This .upper fork was
dry, so far as it took from tne main
stream, but while the north fork, which
diverted two-thirds of the stream, was
running a sufficient ouantity filtered
through into the upper channel to supply
it with running water. From these two
watercourses Whaley's land was irrigated.
In the winter of "90 and through the
spring of '91, the main stream was swollen
with a freshet, such as the oldest inhabi
tants had never heard of, and when the
summer came it was found that the water
had, with driftwood, logs and sand, effec
tually dammed up the north lone, and had
Jrft it perfectly dry. The upper channel,
too, robbed of the chance to iced from the
north fork, was also dry, and where before
two living streams had run through
Whaley's place, there were left but two
Wfaaley sued to be allowed to enter the
land above him and remove the natural
dam which the freshet had thrown up, and
thus allow the water, which was then all
running down through the south fork, to
run again in its accustomed way. He also
asked for an injunction restraining the
owners of the land from interfering with
him in his work. The lower court retused
the injunction, but adjudicated the rights
of all parties, allowing Whaley to take
from what was then the main stream, at a
convenient point, as much water as had
originally run to him. This judgment the
Supreme Court has reversed.
The point of the opinion is contained in
these words of the Supreme Court:
Does the right of the riparian proprietor to
have the water enter his land by its accus
tomed channels stand superior "to changes
wrought In the flow of the stream by the net of
Providence? Has such a proprietor a para
mount right over the forces of nature as well
as the acts of man, to insist that water which
has once flowed upon his land shall always
flow upon it?
A somewhat extended examination leads to
the conclusion that such a right is new to
jurisprudence. The riijht finds no recognitiou
from the commentators of either the civil or
the common law, and no case has come under
our observation in wnich the question is con
The rights thus draw their support from the
laws of nature, hut they do not rise superior to
those laws. When by their operation the flow
la lost the right is lost with it. '1 he new chan
nel itself beoomes the natural channel. Other
wise a riprian proprietor would hold all the
lr.nds above him in extraordinary and perpet
ual servitude. If by the force of nature the
stream should change its course at a point
miles above him he would still be empowered
to subject any and all of the intermediate ter
ritory to operations requisite to enable him to
turn the water buck upon his own premises,
and this power would be his to the very foun
tainhead of the stream. Such a doctrine
would not be tolerated.
LAW AS TO EEDEMPTION.
Attorney-General Fitzgerald Says the
Methodg Remain Unchanged.
Some inquiry having been addressed to
State Controller Colgan as to whether the
general revenue act of March 28. 1895, re
peals the laws relating to the redemption
of property sold for delinquent taxes, he
has submitted the matter to Attorney-
General Fitzgerald for his opinion. Mr-
Hon. E. K. Cnlrjan, State Controller, Sacramento,
CaL—T>K\R Sir: Replying to your letterof the
Bth inst., asking whether thegeneral revenue
act of Marcn 38, 1895, repeals the laws relating
to the redemption of property sold to private
individuals for delinquent taxes, I am of opin
ion that property sold to private individuals
for delinquent taxes under the provisions of
the Political Code and the amendments there
to, prior to the act of March 28, 1895, should
be redeemed in the manner therein provided
for, and that the act of March 28, 1895, does
not alter the method of redemption of prop
erty so sold to private individuals prior to the
enactment of said net. Unless this were so
there could be no redemption of property sold
to private paities. Respectfully,
w. F. Fitzgerald, Attorney-General.
The easy, safe and certain protection of
our bread, biscuit and cake from all danger
of unwholosomeness is in the use of the
Royal Baking Powder only.
STATE TLORAL SOCIETY.
Discussion on Gladiolus Culture With
Ixhil.its of Varieties.
The usual monthly meeting of the State
Floral Society was held yesterday after
noon, this time at the Y. M. C. A. building.
There was a discussion on gladiolus cul
ture, and a number of varieties of the
plant were exhibited. A paper on "Bego
nias, by J. 11. Sievers, was to have been
read, but was postponed to a special meet
ing, which is to be held next Friday after
Willis B. Fry of Berkeley and Mrs. L.
Brown of Alanieda -.vere admitted to
At the Friday afternoon meeting W. B.
Davis is to give away 400 chrysanthemum
NEW TO-DAY— DRY GOODS.
OUR GREAT CLEARANCE SALE closes a most successful week
with offerings of the following and many other
WASH DRESSJATERIALS !
5000 pieces NEW ENGLISH CREPON
SEERSUCKERS, that are worth 12>ic;
on sale at Bj^c a yard.
275 pieces PALMER SEERSUCKERS,
broken lots (these are 12% c grade); on
sale at 5c a yard.
325 pieces STAPLETNDIGO PRINTS and
CHECKED GINGHAMS on sale at 5c
2 cases TABLE DAMASK, bleached or un-
bleached ; on sale at 25c a yard.
LADIES' CAPES, made of fine cloakings,
in a variety of shades, trimmed in con-
trasting colors, velvet collars, worth
?5, will be offered at $1 95 each.
LADIES' DOUBLE CAPES, made of very
line cloth, short and medium lengths,
trimmed with lace and ribbon, ap-
plique in contrasting shade, or prettily
embroidered necks finished with vel-
vet collars or full pleated ribbon,
brown, navy, black and various shades
of tan, worth %1 50, will be offered at
%1 50 each.
At 50 Cents.
90 dozen MISSES' BIARRITZ KID
GLOVES, in red, blue, tan and slate
colors, worth regular $1, will be closed
out at 50c a pair.
At 75 Cents.
75 dozen LADIES' 4-BUTTON KID
GLOVES (large pearl buttons), in dark
and medium tan shades, also white and
black, sizes 6 l / 2 ' to 1%, worth regular
$1 25, will be closed out at 75c a pair.
24-inch BLACK GLORIA SUN-SHADES,
natural handles, paragon frames, will
be closed out at $1 each.
tsi/ Murphy Building, ,/
Mariet i\\ Jones Streets.
Glass Imitation of
Wood. — A patent has
been taken out for a
singular but ingenious process for making
glass veneers. The invention relates pri
marily to the production of ornamental
parent or opaque, and is made to repre
sent highly polished wood of any descrip
tion. When used for veneering it is par
ticularly adapted for vestibule and other
doors, the exterior of the glass having the
appearance of polished wood, while in the
interior of the house it shows semi-trans
parent. The process by which this mate
rial is produced is to cloud a sheet of
ground or plain glass on one side with a
liquid dye of the proper color to represent
any desired wood. The dye is applied by
means of a sponge, which is so manipu
lated as to bring out the semblance of the
grain of the wood upon the surface
cf the glass. A badger brush ia used to
soften the shading. The glass is then cov
ered with photographers' varnish. This
leaves the grain clear and fast without the
necessity of using any gelatinous sub
stance, which would render it liable to
crack and spoil the effect. To complete
the operation the glass is slightly heated,
and the various shades required for the
particular wood to be imitated are caused
to flow over it by means of a syringe. The
merging of the shadings into each other is
prevented by the heating of the giass.
The whole is made semi-transparent by
the application of another coat of pho
tographers' varnish, which preserves and
protects the dyes. The exterior surface
then presents the appearance of a finely
polished, solid wood finish.
A Hint to Farmers. — A correspondent
of the London Times suggests, in view of
the great depression in both agriculture
and the textile industries, that silk culture
should be resuscitated in England. It is
an industry, he says, which might be re
introduced without a great capital expen
diture, the main expense being the plant
ing of mul berry trees. As glass houses can
now be had at so small a cost, forcing
might be had recourse to during the incep
tion of the industry, and the young trees
might, moreover, be green continuously
night and day by the help of the electric
light, especially where water-power is avail
able. This expedient would clear up an
interesting point. The late Sir W. Siemens
demonstrated that a tree grown without
any rest, while being stunted, became
more vigorous, having a thicker stem and
leaves of darker green than a tree grown
with the natural alternations of light and
darkness. It is stated that in 1694 the
Huguenots had in Canterbury alone a
thousand silk looms, giving employment
to some 3000 men, and all the raw material
was cultivated in the neighborhood of
London. Many parts of this country,
where the climate is temperate and equa
ble, would be specially suited for this cul
Catching Kansas Chinch Bug?.— A Kan
sas agricultural correspondent says that he
has just saved sixty-five acres of splendid
corn from the ravages of the chinch bug
by a very simple and inexpensive expe
dient. On the east of his cornfield and
separated from it by a 16-foot lane was a
wheatfield of forty-»ix acres. Two or
three days before cutting he mixed salt
and coal oil in a vessel, putting from one
half to one pint of coal oil to one-half
bushel of salt. He then made a line with
this salt the whole width of the cornfield
(ninety rods) through the center of the
lit-foot lane. The line of salt was about
three inches wide at the base. He then
bored holes with a post-auger about three
rods apart to a depth of about eight inches
At 10 Cents Each.
LADIES' WHITE AND COLORED EM-
HANDKERCHIEFS, regular value
$2 40 per dozen will be closed out at
At 15 Cents Each.
LADIES' WHITE SCALLOPED EM-
BROIDERED SHEER LAWN HAND-
KERCHIEFS, regular lvalue $3 per
dozen, will be closed out at 15c each.
At 20 Cents a Yard.
CHENILLE DOTTED TUXEDO VEIL-
ING, single width 20c, double width
40c. Extra values.
At 75 Cents Each.
BUTTER POINT VENISE LACE COL-
LARS, regular value $12.5, will be
closed out at 75c each.
At 50 Cents.
LADIES' PERCALE WAISTS, laundried
collar and cuffs, in fancy figures and
stripes, full sleeves, regular price $1,
will be closed out at 50c each.
At 75 Cents.
LADIES' LAUNDRIED SHIRT WAISTS,
in fancy cheviots and percales, yoke
back, extra full sleeves, regular price
$1 25, will be closed out at 75c each.
At 10 Cents.
No. 122-INCH ALL-SILK, BLACK SATIN
AND GROS-GRAIN RIBBON, will be
closed out at 10c a yard.
At 121 Cents.
No. 16 2K-INCH ALL-SILK, BLACK
SATIN AND GROS-GRAIN RIBBON,
will be closed out at 12J-<c a yard.
wif Wiurphy Building, /
Market anfl Jones Sireets.
or a foot. The top of each hole was reamed
with a knife, leaving the mouth of the hole
funnel-shaped and smooth. As soon as the
wheat was cut about a quart of water was
poured into each hole and topped
with a small quantity of coal oil.
The holes were on the side
next to the wheatrield and close
to the salt line. As soon as the bugs meet
the salt line they follow it each way until
they come to the holes, into which they
tumble by the thousand. As the successful
experimenter with this simple trap de
scribes it: "They don't crawl into the hole,
but. as soon as they strike the smooth sur
face at the top they loose their first hold
and roll over; and as there is a constant
pressure from the enormous line to
ward the hole they look like wheat
going into a hopper as they are
poured over the brink." A boy should
be in attendance on the line to dip
out the dead bugs before the hole becomes
too full and to replenish the water and
oil in the holes when necessary. A little
coal oil should be poured on the line once
a day, and the line should be remade after
each rain. The mouth of the hole should
be kept smooth. If it is dry and cracked
a handful of dust should be sprinkled
around the edges occasionally. Ihe bugs
cannot cling to it and tumble in as soon as
they touch it.
A Fire Curtain of Water for Pro- [
tecting Buildings. — An effective device for
the protection of buildings from fires in
adjacent structures has been successfully j
tested in Boston. The idea worked out in !
the apparatus is to maintain a sheet of j
water between the fire ana the buildings
to be protected. This is done by placing on !
every open side of the building near the j
top a line of perforated piping for carrying
the water. The complete apparatus con
sists of a five-inch stand pipe, extending
over the upper story. From it runs another
pipe around the sides and front, from 2}-£
to 4 inches in diameter. On the front are
three revolving sprinklers, and /one is
placed at each exposed side in the center.
The arms are of bronze metal, slightly
curved. At each end of the arms is a
ball nozzle, such as is used by Fire Depart
ments on regular hose lines. At the base
of the stand pipe is a Siamese connection
for four lines 01 two-inch hose. At the
Boston test a Fire Department steamer
furnished the power, and for about fifteen
minutes poured through the sprinklers
a delivery of 1000 gallons a minute, com
pletely drenching the walls and keeping a
continuous sheet of water from top to bot
The Miracle or the Red Sea.— A most
interesting piece of scientific testimony
bearing on an event recorded in biblical
history has been given before the Victoria
Institute, in London. Jlaior-General f ul
loch gave an account of that part of Egypt
in which he lately carried out a War Office
survey, and through which the route of
the Exodus was said to have hv'n. The
conformation of the country had some
what altered since that event took place,
3400 years ago. but what especially came
under his notice was the action of a gale
of wind, wnich had stopped all survey
work on the borders of Lake Menzahleh,
carrying the waters of .the lake beyond the
horizon in a few hours and leaving all sail
ing vessels resting on the damp bed of the
lake. In the discussion which ensued it
was pointed out that, wherever the passage
of the Israelites took place, the possibility
of water being influenced by wind to sb
great an extent was demonstrated. I
Caterpillars and Eye Dipejbes.— lt will
be a surprise to many people to know that
caterpillars are responsible for an affection
of the eyes which may entail prolonged
suffering, and even result in serious dam
age to vision. Thai such is the case has
been abundantly proved by a number of
instances on record, in which more or less
intractable inflammation of the eyes has
been found to be associated with the pres
ence of hairs which after removal, nave
been identified as belonging to the genus
caterpillar. A case is related in which a
lad was struck in the eye by a caterpillar
thrown at him by a playful schoolfellow.
He picked up the insect to examine it, and
At 35 Cents.
78 dozen MEN'S AND BOYS' UNLAUN-
DRIED WHITE SHIRTS, made of
good heavy muslin, with double backs
and re-enforced all-linen fronts, extra
good value for 50c, will be closed outsat
At 15 Cents.
122 dozen MEN'S EXTRA FINE FULL
FINISHED CAMELS-HAIR SOCKS,
with double heels and toes, extra good
value for 25c, will be closed out at 15c a
30 dozen MEN'S AND BOYS' HEAVY
ALL-WOOL DERBY RIBBED
SWEATERS, in white, black and navy-
blue colors, non-shrinkable, worth $2,
will be closed out at $1 each.
At 75 Cents.
45 dozen MEN'S UNDYED AUSTRALIAN"
LAMBS-WOOL UNDERSHIRTS and
DRAWERS, warranted not to shrink,
extra value for $1 25, will be closed out
at 75c each.
At 15 Cents a Pair.
11l dozen CHILDREN'S FINE RIBBED
BLACK COTTON HOSE, double knees,
heels and toes, guaranteed fast black,
regular price 25c, will be closed out at
15c a pair.
At 15 Cents a Pair.
97 dozen LADIES' BLACK COTTON
HOSE, fine gauge, hich-spliced heels
and toes, Hermsdorf black, regular
price 25c, will be closed out at 15c a pair.
CORSETS !_CORSETS !
63 dozen LADIES' CORSETS, made of fine
English coutil. sateen striped, long
waist and high bust with patent loop
eyelets, perfect French model, regular
price $1 50, will be closed out atsl each.
\g if Murphy Building, f
llldlKul diili JUllja ullCDla.
the hand which seized it became red, and
developed papules and other indications of
local irritation. A day or tiro later the eye
became the seat of what proved to be a
very troublesome inflammation, associated
with the presence of rounded elevations,
due to an accumulation of cells around
the imbedded hairs, which were subse
quently discovered and removed. In
spite of treatment the disease exhibited
the characteristic tendency to periodical
exacerbations and it was many months
before the unfortunate boy had even ap
proximately recovered from the effects. It
does not appear to be known with any cer
tainty what particular species of cater
pillar is responsible for these troubles, but
it is beyond question that several varieties
are capable of determining local irritation
when brought into contact with the skin.
It will be well, therefore, for caution to be
exercised in the handling of caterpillars,
and practitioners may rind'it worth while to
bear in mind the facts stated when called
upon to treat obstinate cases of recurring
inflammation of the eyes occurring during
what may be described as the caterpillar
Corrosion of Metals by Sea "Water.—
The difference in the corrosive effect of
water in various harbors is now believed to
be due to the action of micro-organisms,
which, infesting some particular harbors,
may give rise to injurious secretions which
are absent in the general waters of the
ocean. Plates of pure aluminum placed
in the Norfolk Roads for three months were
badly corroded at the end of that time.
On the other hand, experiments made in
France showed that commercial aluminum
•was practically unattacked Dy sea water,
and in one instance two aluminum plates
fixed to the bottom of a French sailing
vessel were found practically uninjured
after a voyage around the world. With
these facts in view, an examination of
water from different localities has been
made. The amount of salts contained in
sea water varies from 31.14 parts per 1000
in the Atlantic Ocean to as much as 40.7
parts per 1000 near the city of Marseilles,
France. Hence, if introduced into boilers
the Mediterranean water is more likely to
cause damage than ocean water. Near es
tuaries and the shore line generally a con
siderable proportion of nitrates is found,
arising from fermentinc organic matter.
Shore water attacks metal plates much,
more rapidly than aeep-sea water. If,
however, the shore water is sterilized by
boiling its destructive qualities are greatly
neutralized, which indicates that the in
jurious secretions of the bacteria have been
Photographing the Vibrations of a
Pianoforte Wire. — Although the piano
forte is the most popular instrument of the
day, it is surprising how many of its pro
fessional performers fail to make it inter
esting. This, while to a great extent a
matter of temperament, is often undoubt
edly due to ignorance of the dynamic effect
of "touch" as affecting the vibration of the
strings. A most interesting light has been
thrown upon this subject by a series of
photographs taken in Germany of the mo
tion of the pianoforte wire when struck in
different ways. It was found that the dur
ation of contact was longer with feeble
than with hard striking. The most im
portant result was the proof that when a
wire is struck at a noint between one
seventh and one-ninth of its length the
fundamental tone has a maximum, and
the harmonics — especially the third — are
very feeble. Hence a wire thus struck
gives its strongest and richest tone. This
is an instructive fact for musicians as a
base for what will be to many of them a
new line of study.
Simple Remedy fob Poison* Ivy. — A cor
respondent writes: "As many of your
readers are off or going to the country,
where not a few are likely to become vic
tims of the poison oak (poison ash and
poison ivy are its aliases), tell them that
the best and almost always unfailing
remedy is crude petroleum as a lotion. I
have seen a child whose face was terribly
swollen and distorted, and whose suffer
ings were pitiable, almost instantly re
lieved and kept comfortable until the in
flammation has passed away."