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A $250,000 MINING DEAL MADE IN NEVADA
Messrs. Hayward and
Lane Buy the Buck
to begin work at once
General Oliver Roberts De
cribes the silver lake
ONE OF TEE FIRST CLAIMANTS.
Development Will, Begin Im
mediately With Ditch
According to C. D. Lane, one of the capi
talists who is interested in Angels Camp,
the Buckeye group of mines in the Silver
Lake mining district in ths Pine Nut
Mountains, Nevada, are as good as pur
chased by that gentleman and Alvinza
Hayward for the sum of $250,000.
The group covers an area of 1730 acres,
MAP CF lILTj-K LAKE DISTRICT, SHOWING THE LOCATION OF j
THE BUCKEYE AND THE PINE NUT GROUPS AND THE PRO
POSED FCETY.FIVE-KILE DITCH.
[From a sketch made by General Roberts for "The Call."]
and men have been sent up to Nevada to
begin work at once. Mr. Lane in a conver
sation regarding the sale had the following
to say 3*esterday :
"The rumor that we have purchased th
Buckeye mines in Nevada is practically
true. We have taken a $20,000 bond on
the property and will pay the fixed price
$250,000, the Ist of June. I am ready to say
as a matter of fact that tiie sale is as goo<
as made, and that we are ready to back th
mines with our capital.
'•No time will te lost in developing th
ore bodies that we know exist there, anc
we will run water forty-five miles from th
headwaters of the Carson River to work th
gravel beds. Just what the cost of the uitch
will amount to I am not prepared to say
as we have not yet begun the survey, but
am under the impression that it will be in
the neighborhood of $150,000.
"It is possible that others aside from Mr
Hayward will become interested and tha
we will open up a great deal of the mining
lands, which are very rich in that section
1 do not care to create undue excitemen
in a matter of this kind and would prefer to
have as little to say of it as possible, bu
we will lose no time in getting at the paj
rock or gravel, nor will we confine our
selves to one section. If the country is a
rich as it appears to be 1 have no doub
that many other investors will be seekin
mining properties. We have faith ii
Silver Lake district and will spend money
to develop it."
A well-known mining expert, who rep
resents the Mackay and Jones interests in
mining matters, but who prefers to be un
known in the matter, said yesterday that
he had just returned from the district and
considered the mines equal to the best
ever opened np in this country. "It will
surprise everybody," said he," "to learn
what an immense body of rich ore there is
there, and the old Comstock will have an
associate that will outdo it completely.
All it requires is capital to back it up, and
since Messrs. Lane, Hayward and others
have taken hold of it the requisite cash is
at hand and Nevada will boom again."
General Oliver Roberts, the third man
to locate in the Silver Lake mining dis
trict, is now living in £an Francisco and
was interviewed at his residence, 1803
"I have always contended," said the
general, "that the mines in the Pine Nut
Mountains were a part of the Comstock
lode, as it is well defined all along the line
from Virginia City to the Pine Nut Mount
ains and extends even into Alpine County.
The lode runs north and south and crosses
the Carson River below and above Marklee
ville, there being two forks of the stream.
We all know what the Corastock has done
in its bullion output, but it does not neces
sarily follow that it was the best deposit of
mineral-bearing ore that there was. Per
haps those who thought they had found
the best and biggest body in the West
were only working one end of something
that was'and is much better. lam famil
iar with the Comstock and also Silver
Lake district; therefore I am able to judge
with reasonable intelligence of the relative
merits of the two places. The former is r.
sample of what can be done with a suffi
cient amount of capital to guarantee de
velopment. The latter is a sample of how
a great deal of time can be lost when
everybody is trying to howl a good coun
"Three years ago Silver Lake district
was on the boom and capital was on the
verge of effecting an entrance, but that
class of people who seem to thrive every- !
where destroyed the reputation of the dis- j
trict and the possibility of a great big |
boom in the State of Nevada by system- i
atically misrepresenting the value of ]
the developed ledge 3 and utterly .howl- j
ing down the possibility of the exist
ence of others. However, it isa dim- !
cult tiling to keep such mines off the |
market, and the sale which has recently
been effected indicates that the entire sec
tion will soon be in the hands of men who j
will spend money to develop it.
"Now let me tell you something that;
will give you a clear understanding of how j
rich the country is. I have seen rock that i
goes $80,000 a ton, and picked ore that !
went as high as $350,000. I have a great J
many samples of ore myself, but speci- i
mens mean nothing to the speculator or j
capitalist. He must see the mines and '
have them properly experted. The aver
age citizen seems to believe that all a man ;
has to do is to show some good samples i
and then rake down several thousand dol
lars for his mine. That is not the case, j
and no practical mining man will buy a ;
half-developed claim until he has had it
carefully examined by competent men.
" I have no doubt that Mr. Lane and Mr.
Hayward knew just what they were doing
when they paid (250,000 for'tlie Buckeye
group, and that they were satisfied that
that amount could be made back again ten
fold. The presence of capital is the thing
that does a new country good. As soon as
they realize that they have only got a por
tion of the district they will begin reach
ins; for the rest. There are also others who
will have certain financial designs on the
property, and no doubt there will be some
lively competition. The formation of the
country, or at least tne part of it already
opened up, is lime and slate, with some
porphyry. I am referring now to the
I groups of quartz mines on the west side of
'■ the range, but on the east are the gravel
; beds. They will probably be developed by
capital lirst, as the quartz mines are in the
hanjls of a New York syndicate who will
i not begin operations until next spring.
! The winters are not very severe around
; this section, but until improvements are
made there will be very little work done
! during the cold spell.
"I received a letter to-day from my part
! ner, Mr. Sargent, who informs me that
; Carson has a broad grin and that the wnole
| country around the new camp is beaming
with satisfaction at the arrival of capital.
"The district is about twenty-seven miles
i from the capital of Nevada and is sur
i rounded by an agricultural and mining
| country that is in good condition to re
i ceive the benefits of a boom. Good roads
I run from Carson to various point 3in the
General Oliver Roberts, One of the First
Claimants in Silver -Lake District.
[From a sketch made by a "Call" artist.[
district, and from last accounts the travel
is increasing. There is yet a good deal of
unprospected country and miners are be
ginning to see that the camp has never
been inflated. I will very soon co up to
Nevada myself and begiii operations with
the view of farther developments. Had I
not been busy settling up the estate of my
brother-in-law, Tiburcio Parrott, I would
have gone long ago.
Since the possibility of capital taking
hold of the mines a great many small
claimants are holding their mines at a
high price with the hope of disposing of
them at a good ligure. Others are begin
ning to develop, knowing that they are to
be surrounded by a live mining settlement.
Storage Battery Chests in a New
Capacity. — For a long time the customs
authorities of Belgium have known that
large quantities of jewelry were systemat
ically passed overithe French border free
of duty, but they were at a loss to discover
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1895.
how the smuggling was done. In the lug
i gage-van of the express which runs be
tween Paris and Brussels is a case which
holds the accumulators when the train is
| electrically lighted. A key of the case is
held by the conductor of the express, a
foreman porter and an excise official of the
border station, but none of these ever ap
pear to use it. The other day, as
the train ran into Quevy, the border town,
j a customs inspector took it into his head,
i more from ofliciousness than suspicion, to
I open the chest. To his amazement, the
| case was filled to the lid with watches,
j chains, rings, bracelets, and all kinds of
j dutiable jewelry, to the value of over $1500.
I There was an'exciting scene. The train
j was delayed, and a council of custom-house
oflicials was held, in spite of tne protests
lof the passengers at the delay. It was de
j cided, pending further inquiries, to detain
j the conductor and the foreman porter at
j Quevy. and it was ultimately found that
I the latter had for a long period been car
i lying on a contraband traffic for a well
j known Paris jeweler, who it is said Ifcs had
| to disgorge heavily, both in jewelry and
j hard cash, in consequence of the disclosure
'■ of his frauds.
WATER AND LIGHT RATES
An Interesting Open Letter
From the Union for Prac
Comparisons With Portland and
Seattle Unfavorable to
John M. Reynolds, chairman of the com
mittee on municipal ownership of public
utilities of the Union for Practical Prog
ress, has written an open letter to the
merchants and manufacturers of ban
The epistle opens with the statement
that every consumer of water and gas or
electric light ought to know that the un
usual cost of these necessities in Ban Fran
cisco is due to the fact that they are owned
and controlled by private monopolies.
And the high price of water, light and
power in this City, the writer says, has a
baneful influence in the way of increasing
the cost of manufacturing here and thus
decreases considerably the advantages that
San Francisco may offer as a manufactur
There is a good deal of meat to Mr. Rey
nolds' letter, however one may view the
conclusions lie draws from the recital of
certain facts, and its tone throughout is
conservative and sincere, which makes it,
in light of the proportions of the move
ment at present, a document worthy of
San Francisco "is the only city of its
size in the United States that does not
own its own water supply," says Mr. Rey
nolds. He estimates— from figures obtain
able in the municipal reports — that the
merchants and business men of this City
are subjected to a tax of about $2,000,000 a
year for water and light that other cities
have escaped through the muniripaliza
tion of these utilities. Concerning the
profits of the Spring Valley Water Com
pany Mr. Reynolds writes:
By the report of the Spring Valley Water
Company for 1894 we learn that they were
able— with the assistance of the Board of Super
visors—to pay dividends ('.mounting to $702,
--000. They also paid interest on bonds
amounting to $528,183 42. 'The op-rating ex
penses for that year were only $376,200 6L
What business man of San Francisco or manu
facturer dreams of such profits? The rates !
that enable them to pocket these enormous j
stuns, besides paying the salaries and attor- j
neys 1 fees, are fixed by the Supervisors. The j
average rate for this City in 1800 was put
down in the United State statistician as $20 j
per year. The average rate by the same
authority in the few other cities which are j
supplied by private companies— none ot which
are as large as Bwa Francisco — was $17 48 per
year, ana the average rate in those cities
which own their water works was $11 63.
Referring aeain to the fact that the j
"exorbitant tight and water rates of San
Francisco" act as an effectual drag upon
the business interests of this City and en
able such cities as Portland and Seattle,
for example, to undersell San Francisco,
Mr. Reynolds quotes more figures that are
of a decidedly interesting nature in the con
sideration of this subject. Both Portland
and Seattle own and operate their own
water plants, he says. And the rates of
these cities do not compare well — from a
San Francisco standpoint — with those
cliarged by the Spring Valley.
The meter rates at Portland are for quanti
ties up to 25,000 gallons (7 50 per month.
The meter rates at Seattle are $."> 50 for 115,000
: gallons, while the rates at San Francisco are
i $9 31 for 20,000 gallons. The rate at Portland
| for 150,000 gallons per month is $27. The
rate at Seattle for 150,000 gallons per month is
. $19, while the rate at San Francisco is $55 for
1 the same quantity. How, we ask, do our mer
! chants and manufacturers expect to compete
' with Seattle and Portland under such condi
The writer intimates that in future his
: committee will have interesting and timely
1 data concerning the rates of gas and elec
; trie light in this and other cities. "We
j have petitioned the Board of Supervisors,"
| lie says in conclusion, "to call a special
election to enable this City to place itself
in a position to compete with other places,
•because the law requires that it must be
i done in that way. We ask the co-opera-
I tion of property -owners, merchants, man
j ufacturers and all citizens in circulating
| petitions, and shall be pleased to cdnsult
' with any one upon other details."
CLEVER SNEAK THIEF.
j Frank Mason, an Kastern Crook, Ar
rested for Stealing Articles From
Chief Crowley was notified about a week
ago by wholesale houses through Miller,
Sloss & Scott. 18 Fremont street, that a
sneak thief had been successfully at work
Detectives Gibson and Reynolds were
detailed on the case and they ascertained
that some one was selling "Little Giant"
dies to different people. This gave them a
clew, as several boxes of these dies had
been stolen from Miller, Sloss & Scott's
Yesterday morning the detectives placed
Policeman C. Peters at the store to await
developments. About 11 o'clock he saw a
well-dressed young man leaving the store
with a box of dies under his arm, and he
! promptly placed him under arrest.
He was taken to police headquarters,
' where he gave the name of Frank Mason,
• and admitted that he was an Eastern
I crook. He confessed to the detectives that
he had stolen the boxes of dies, and
through him they were able to recover
nine of the boxes, which were valued at
about $25 each.
Mason used to walk boldly into the
j store and look around as if he intended to
; purchase some articles. Then he would
| watch his opportunity and quietly steal
one of the boxes. Three charges of petty
! larceny were booked against him.
BEATEN AND ROBBED.
Experience of Michael Colling, a Visitor
From Wheat land.
Michael Collins came from Wheatland
two days ago. Wednesday night, while
walking past Market and Brady streets, he
was attacked by two young men. They
knocked him down and kicked him on the
face and robbed him of about $10. He
wandered about the streets all last night
and yesterday morning penniless, until
some one directed him to the Receiving
He presented a sorry spectacle when he
appeared in the hospital. Both his eyes
were blackened, his face bruised and
swollen, his forehead badly cut and one of
his wrists sprained.
A Disobedient Son Disinherited.
Mrs. Mina Newman left a $10,000 estate to
five of her children and disinherited a sixth,
Henry, on account of disobedience.
WILL ESTABLISH STORES.
Scheme of the Recent Afro-
American Congress About
the state counselors meet.
Delegate Houston of Bakers
field Talks of the New
The State Executive Council of the
A fro- American League met in regular
monthly session at California Hall yester
day. There were present the following
members: San Francisco— T. B. Morton,
A. D. Binford, E. T. Hubbard, Charles
Middleton, J. W.iladden; Yolo County—
S. L. Hagan; San Joaquin County— W. H.
Brinkley, Dudley Sebree; Santa Cruz
County— William Tipton; Santa Clara-
Jacob Overton ; Alameda— J. H. Hackett,
W. H. Delaney, J. B. Wilson; Kern
County— lt. W. Houston, B. P. Wilson;
Petaluma— J. W. Radden. proxy.
Routine business resulting from the re
cent congress was quickJy dispatched, and
then came the most important business of
E. W. HOUSTON OF BAKERSFIELD.
the conference, which was to consummate,
if possible the one feature particularly
advocated by the recent congress — that is,
the establishing of commercial enterprises
to be located throughout the State, run
by and in the interest of the colored
people. It was unanimously decided to
open mercantile houses in San Francisco,
Oakland, Stockton, Los Angeies and Bak
erstield, and a committee was appointed
to solicit subscriptions to stock among the
wealthy colored men in this City and the
State at large. R. W. Houston of Bakers
field is one of the principal movers in the
undertaking, and he talks confidently of
the outlook so far as his immediate section
, is concerned.
"It is our purpose to establish mercan
tile houses in all the principal cities of the
State," said Mr. Houston, in explaining
the proposition to the council. "In
Bakerstield the iirst store will be started,
this point being selected because of its ag
ricultural advantages. I have canvassed
the situation carefully and have talked
with many of the most prominent white
people of my city relative to the advisabil
ity of such a move. Among those seen
may be mentioned Judge Conklin, P. D.
Hill and President Tevis of the Kern
County Land Company, and without a
single exception they not only gave it
their heartyindorsement, but assured me
that the Afro- American store will receive
at lea:<t a portion of their patronage.
"The capital stock will be fixed at $10,000,
with the privilege of increasing to $50,000.
In order that every colored citizen may
feel able to subscribe for at least one share
of stock it has been thought advisable to
place them at $50. That there may be no
feelhig of distrust on the part of any of the
proposed stockholders I will say that those
who are placed in charge of the business
will be required to execute a good and suf
ficient bond for the faithful performance
of the trusts imposed in tnem. They will
also be required to furnish statements of
the business so often as to preclude any
possible misappropriation of funds.
"Among those who have already sub
scribed may be mentioned T. B. Morton,
our president; J. M. Bridges of Fresno,
Charles Aukruin, Mathew Stevens, B. L.
Gary, A. \V. Vessel and myself, all of
Kern County, and Jacob Overton, San
Jose; Wiley Hines, Tulare; S. L. Hogan,
Woodland, and William Tipton of Santa
Cruz, all representative colored men, and
among the wealthiest of our race. Sev
eral others have signified their desire to
join in the enterprise.
"The store or stores will be co-operative
in their nature, and will be extensive
enough to admit of a man buying any
thing from a pin to a threshing-machine.
We also propose to run a blacksmith-shop
and tailoring establishment. 1 '
* A committee of seven was then ap
pointed to draft articles of incorporation,
when, after passing the following resolu
tion, the council adjourned subject to the
call of the president:
Whereas, The Afro-American Congress
adopted a resolution providing that the first
day of January in each year be generally ob
served and celebrated as Emnncipation day,
therefore each local league throughout the
State is hereby instructed and requested to
tnke steps to celebrate in a fitting and becom
ing manner that day as one of greatest im
portance to the whole Afro-American race of
the United States. It is also recommended
that a collection be taken up for the John
Brown and Frederick Douglass monument
A CONSUL CENSURED.
it Was Proposed to Ask the Italian
Home Government to Re-
The Italian executive committee of the
twentieth of September celebration has
registered a vigorous protest against the
Italian Consul, Cay. Bruni Grimaldi, for his
action in condemning the committee by
proxy. It will be remembered that at the
mass-meeting held last Friday Dr. Per
roni appeared as the Consul's deputy to
announce his dissatisfaction with the
action of the committee in spending more
on decorations for the festival than had
been originally intended.
A full meeting of the committee was
held last Monday in the Sala Garibaldina.
President Calegaris, in a long speech, re
pudiated the charges of extravagance and
declared that while bis voice would always
be raised for peace and unity he could not
help declaring that the festival had done
honor to the Italian colony. He then
touched on the action of Consul Grimaldi
and stated that that official had greatly
added to the animus of the enemies of the
committee. Cavagnaro, Biagi, Consonno,
Malpirde and others also spoke strongly
against the Consul.
Sipnor Biagi added that, in addition to
passing a vote of censure against him, it
would be well to present a petition to the
Italian Government praying for his recall.
The following resolution was finally passed
The executive committee for the solemn fes
tival of the twenty-fifth anniversary of
Rome becoming the capital of Italy,
in its meeting of October 14, being
extremely hurt by the incorrect and blame
worthy position held by the Italian Consul,
Cay. Bruni Grimaldi, on the occasion of a meet
ing held October 11, deplore the fact, to which
they call the attention of the home Govern
ment and note that for the future there should
be no repetition of such interference on the
part of our foreign representatives.
The executive committee also passed a
unanimous protest against the vote oi
censure which was given the newspaper
L' ltalia at Friday's mass-meeting. It was
declared that L'ltalia had Riven all pos
sible moral and material help to the fes
tival from the time it was first snoken of.
Votes of thanks were passed to all who
had aided the festival, and it was stated
that, far from being a failure financially,
there would be $250 surplus for charity.
The thirty-six members of the committee
who unanimously voted censure for the
Cay. G. Calegaris di Commerrio, C. O. Fauda,
G. M. Postiglione, K. Caboni, C. Picasso, G.
Figone, F. Dehnonte, Gaspari Gervasio, E. Unti,
<i. Valente, A. Fodera, P. DeJulio, Aw J. A.
Spinetti, A. Martinelli, G. Tacconi, A. L. \l
-bora, K. Petri. K. Valentine, G. Malpiede, P.
Giovanuoni, G. laccheri. J. C. Sain, G. Roc
catagliata, P. Consonno, E. Ruggiero. G. Valvo,
G. Bini, M. L. Perasso, D. Biagi, A. Grasso, F.
Oavagnaro, F. Pcllicano, P. Zappettini, A
A RICHMOND BOULEVARD
Plan to Make One on First
Avenue Now Being For
Circulation of a Petition
Against the Further Sale of
The Richmond Property-owners' Asso
ciation at its last meeting took the ceme
tery question fully in hand. A resolution
was adopted urging the Board of Super
visors to prevent the further sale of burial
lots within the City limits. An ordinance
was drawn up, which will be laid before
the board, making it unlawful for any per
son or association or corporation to bury
or inter any dead body in the cemeteries
in the City, nor shall they sell any plats
of land to be used for burial purposes. A
violation of this ordinance shall be a mis
demeanor, with the penalties of fine or im
"This proposed ordinance," said Attor
ney Charles H. Hubbs, yesterday, "would
not interfere with those already holding
burial lots in the City cemeteries, but
would stop the further sale of burial places.
In the course of time interments would
cease within the corporate limits. This is
not much, but it is the beginning, and a
continuous effort Trill be made until the
graveyards are all out of the City. Those
well-known menaces to health must go,
and Richmond district is the most inter
ested in their removal.
"In the matter of the ownership of
the burial lots there is some doubt about a
title to the freehold. It is really only an
easement in the land and is subject to such
changes as the altered circumstances of
the neighborhood may render necessary.
Under the head of the 'Modern Cemetery,'
in the American Law Register is the fol
Every owner of a cemetery lot must be
deemed to have purchased and to hold it for
the sole purpose of using it as a place of burial,
and he is bound to know at his peril that it
may become offensive by the residence of many
people in its vicinity, and that its use must
yield to laws for the suppression of nuisances,
fevery cemetery within or near large cities
must give way to the advance of population.
Interments must ultimately cease and the
remains of the dead that are capable of re
moval must be reinterred in new grounds;
and every lot-owner holds his title subject to
that contingency, and no conditions or cove
nants contained in deeds appropriating the
lands to particular uses can prevent the Legis
lature declaring such use unlawful, and com
pelling the removal of all bodies from the
grounds. * * *
All individual rights of property, whether
they rest on absolute conveyances or mere
licenses, are subject to laws of this character.
"The American Cyclopedia, volume 3,
page 542, speaks with Startling clearness
on the subject of the unhealthy conditions
resulting from the neighborhood of long
When numerous buriels within a limited
space have occurred, the ground becomes sat
urated with the products of the decomposition
to such a degree as to be incapable of further
absorbing them; under such circumstances
decomposition is retarded and its products es
cape directly into the atmosphere.
"Let the advocates of the cemeteries who
urge their remaining and filling up with
continuous burials therein on their present
localities in the City seriously think of
the imperiled condition of the health of
the residents adjacent to the cemeteries.
I ask them why not join us and aid in
the promotion of the health and enterprise
of Richmond District by having the dead
sacredly placed where their remains will
not be a menace to the living?"
Real estate sales in the district are in
creasing, and prices are moving upward.
Block-grading and street-paving are being
actively pushed ahead, and there is I
project on foot to make First avenue from
the Presidio to the park a wide smooth
driveway. The Southern Pacific Com
pany recently relinquished their franchise
on that thoroughfare, and now the avenue
is practically free from streetcar franchises.
Its dedication as a handsome boulevard
rests with the property-owners.
Several enthusiastic residents of Rich
mond District are advocating the planting
of evergreen trees along the ocean beach.
Secretary Jacqueraard of the new French
Ho«pital states that along the south coast
of France rows of pine trees are set out on
the beach for many miles. They act as a
wind-break, and also have a tendency to
disperse the fogs which sweep in from the
Work Completed on Water
and A Streets and Other
Caledonia Street, the Old
County Road, to Be Graded
Sau?alito's Town Trustees having seen
the good results of their efforts in improv
ing the streets are contemplating further
improvements, which when completed will
add largely to the comfort of living there.
At the meeting of the board Tuesday
night the Street Superintendent reported
the completion of the work of grading,
guttering and macadamizing of Water and
A streets, and stated that he was ready to
issue the assessment to J. Raisch, assignee
of J. J. O'Connor, the original contractor.
The report was not favorably received by
all the property-owners on the street, and
one of them, John Snell, protested against
the acceptance of the work on the ground
that the specifications had not been com
General Dickinson, president of the
board, referred the matter to the Street
Ernest McCullough. who holds the office
of Street Superintendent and Town En
gineer, says he has no fear of the result, as
he has watched the work carefully, and
when in any degree there appeared to have
been a disregard of the specifications he
required the contractor to do his work
The board passed an ordinance adopting
a grade on Caledonia street from Water
to the North Pacific railroad shops — a dis
tance of more than a mile, or about twelve
blocks. A petition was received from
property-owners on four blocks of Cale
donia street ashing that the street be
graded. A resolution of intention was
adopted by the board providing for the
grading of eight blocks and crossings, and
the putting in of sidewalks was postponed
till spring, that the grading may settle.
The grading of Caledonia street will re
sult in opening up the best section of
North Sausalito. This street was formerly
the county road, and being Ihe only en
trance to the town from other parts of the
county it is believed by many of the prop
erty-owners that it will eventually become
the principal business street. The plans
for the grading contemplate a tiil of some
15,000 cubic yards of earth and 7000 or 8000
yards of rock.
Town Engineer McCullough reported
that be had completed surveys in South
Sausalito for sewerage and drainage plans,
and an ordinance was introduced fixing
the grades on Richardson, Main Valley,
Third, Fourth and West streets.
Messenger Boys ox the Wheel. — A
new spirit has come over the messenger
boy. He no longer meanders leisurely
and with thoughtful mien along the side
walk, but makes excellent time as he goes
on his rounds on a bicycle. This applies,
at present, to the messenger staff of the
Western Union Telegraph Company at
Philadelphia and some few other offices,
but the innovation has proved such a suc
cess that the walking messenger boy will
soon be out of date. In the West Phila
delphia office, ten boys were formerly em
ployed. The average distance a message
had to be delivered was two miles. Each
boy had about ten messages to deliver dur
ing the day, and by night he was utterly
exhausted. The boy earned from 50 to tjb
cents a day. Since the bicycle vras intro
duced into the office only one-third as
many boys are employed, and they
are paid so much for every message
they deliver. The time for getting
a message to its destination is reduced to
about one-third, so that now a boy on his
bicycle can deliver from twenty-seven to
thirty messages a day, and instead of mak
ing st> or 60 cents he makes from $1 to $1 50
a day. An excellent plan for enabling thi
boy "to buy his wheel is adopted. The
company buys the wheel and continues to
pay the boy for the work he does at the
old rate of wages, putting the difference in j
his earnings to his credit. As soon as the
wheel is paid for it becomes the boy's
property. He gets the advantage of in
creased wages and is not nearly so fatigued
by his day's work as when he was contin- !
People ask what good does
Dr. Henley's Celery, Beef and
Iron do. To be fair with you it
will not cure a disease of twenty
years' standing in two minutes;
to be frank with you it will not
restore sight to the blind or per-
form any so-called " miracle.";
but to tell you the whole truth
it will help every part of your
system. It is guaranteed to be
made from Celery (the only safe
nervine), Beef (the best system
builder in the world) and Iron,
the peerless purifier and
strengthener of the blood. Ask
yourself— can as much be said
of any other preparation? And
then remember that these grand
ingredients are so perfectly
proportioned that they do
; LASTING GOOD. The prep-
aration is perfect— it neither
interferes with the digestion
nor blackens the teeth. Is it
strange then that people
ei"k V NEW TO-DAY.
Mothers Agree on One Vital Snbject
[SPECIAL TO OUR LADY BEADEES.]
Young girls, to the thinking mind, are
ever subjects of the deepest interest.
>j?|j*v Some lead lives of
os£sj!is luxury, while others
*%yip>rj toil for mere exist-
_J/~ _ T ence. Separate, how-
J*»— ever as their paths
vf^v^n%^|^v in life may lie, Na-
£>x > 1 hfi^*Y ture demands of
.', Y^ffixw£p& them the same obe-
are sub J ect to
the same phy-
* r &^\^^l/ suffer in pro-
through modesty, and often withhold
what ought to be told.
Yet they are not to blame, for infor-
mation on such subjects has been with-
held from them, owing to the false inter-
pretation of a mothers duty.
In such cases they should do as thou-
sands of young ladies are doing every
day: write to Mrs. Pinkham, at Lynn,
Mass., giving as nearly as possible their
symptoms, and receive her freely given
advice and timely aid.
Lydia E. Pinkham's -Vegetable Com-
pound is the young girl's most trusty
friend. It can be obtained of any drug-
gist, and speedily relieves and cures irreg-
ularities, suspension, retention, and all
derangements of the womb and ovaries.
It banishes promptly all pains, head-
ache, backache, faintness, nervousness,
sleeplessness, melancholia, etc. Young
girls must know that self-preservation i*
the first law of nature.
PHILADELPHIA SHOE CO,
i STAMPED ON A SHOE
. MEANS STANDARD OF MERIT.
BARGAIN PRICE LIST.
TIRADE CONTrXITES GOOD WITH US
J- despite the obstruction caused by the BPRECK-
ELS FENCE, and the cause for our success lies in
the fact that we are selling better shoes for less
I money than our competitors. We , realize our
1 position and wherever we could make « reduction
we have done so, and despite the fact that leather-
and shoes have advanced wholesale yet we have
not only NOT ADVANCED our prices, but we
have in many Instances lowered them. This week
we have placed on sale about 600 pair of Indies'
French Kid Button Shoos, i^ich. we will sell for .*1
per pair. These shoes originally sold for $4 iind .f 5,
but as the lines are more or less broken and wo
have not all sizes we resolved to sacrifice them. In
this lot are cloth and kip tops shoes, with pointed or
square toes, and with either plain tow or patent-
leather tips, and they are bargains.
: Ay - This must Interest yon.
/Qjjk ftt Ladies' Mich -Cut Storm
sftiStiaW Ml Rubbers, made of the best
RsjjSj|&tvJ^V quality of rubber, which we
V236^3raffi?jw linvr> I'laced within rhe
V*¥i3v«£3ff3bw_ r< ach of a;l - I>rice r »>
Hifltr^ctii '^Sffi2H^ ducert l 0 " 10 ceuts -
Keep the children looking 1^?
neat. We are selling Chll- Iff
dren'B Patent-Leather Shoes, it I
with a fine kid top and spring J \) 1
heels, for $1. Only one S \y \
width— X wide. Sizes 8 to Xj/V, JI
10%. Regular price $2. c*sr"^~2u^^s!
%^ Jf A bargain for men, this
I V^ week only; genuine B Calf
■jf \V Congress or Lace 'Shoes,
A_ With medium square toes
r*"*^**.^^^^^. and tips, guaranteed for
EteilLfui^r^.l' "'■'"• to il. will sell
* SSAk imiHlTHaNlllW^'*""" for $1 25, regular
price if 2. •
i:- s i .00.
Ladles' Oxford Ties, with a
either pointed or square *±A^ A
toes, patent-leather tips or 'Jy' ■
plain, hand-turned soles, 9
very easy on the feet, re- t^ T lA* m Ji.^
duced to *1, a great bargain. OQ^!—^^^L ®V*r-
WE HAVE NOT MOVED.
JW Country orders solicited.
Ira-Send for New Illustrated Catalog*,
10 Third Street, San Francisco.
PHILADELPHIA SHOE CO.
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to the treatment of the famous Dr. Mo
Kcnzie's Catarrh Cure.
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To show that Dr. McKenzie's Catarrh
Cure gives instant relief and continues to
drive away the cold or catarrh 7 free trials
per week will be allowed you if you call
EDWIN \V. JOY,
Market and Powell Sts.
Call for free treatment of. Dr. McKen-
atie's Cntnrrh Cure. ■■ '
Weak Men and Women
SHOULD USE DAMIAN'A BITTERS, THE
great Mexican Krmcdy; ulv«s Health uU
Siren* Ui to the »*xual Organ»