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TABER'S GOOD COCKTAIL
The Photographer's Skill Ap
preciated by the Late
mr. hayne on intoxication.
Things That Gave Life to the
Garcelon Will Contest.
Mrs. Dargie's Wit.
'Why in should I give Bowdoin
College $25,000?" asked Dr. Merritt once
upon a time of his friend Taber, the
And from this remark of the man who
pave his name to Oakland's tide-water
pond— as related by Mr. Taber to Circuit
Judge Hawley yesterday — two things are
quite apparent, and a third will be argued
by the lawyers who are trying to break the
The apparent circumstances are that the
late millionaire was not always pious in
SPECTATORS AND PARTICIPANTS IN THE GARCELON WILL CASE.
his speech and that upon one occasion at [
least he was profane in the presence of a
lady. Fir Mrs. Garcelon was there at the
time. The doctor had just received a let
tor from the trustees of Bowdoin College
n -king him for a donation of the amount
named. Mrs. Garcelon overlooked the in- \
delicate remark of her brother and said:
"Why should Bcwdoin College ask him '
for money t He is under no obligations to
'•Well, they'll never get a cent of my
money," said the doctor.
And Arthur Rogers and Me. PhilbrooK
and Mr. Martin and Mr. Moore find all the
other learned counsel employed by the
Merritt nephews to defend the suit of
Bowdoin College to quiet titie to the $.;i>o,
--000 bequest named for it in the Garcelon
testament, will be sure to argue thart if Dr. .
Merritt and his sister were indignant a*.
MRS. BEATTUCK, THE LADY WITH THE SNOWY HAIR AND
AMIABLE FACE, WHO WAS AN INTIMATE OF THE LATE
[Sketched in the Circuit Court yesterday at the Garccton xnll contest by a "Call" artist.]
the request of the college for a small dona
tion it was surely not their intention to
bequeath it a vastly larger sum.
Later on in Mr. Tabcr's testimony it be
came apparent that Dr. Merritt was, in his
life time, an appreciative man in the mat
ter of cocktails and also that Mr. Taber lias
other accomplishments than that of
smoothing the wrinkles out of the human
They were all on the yacht Casco, an
chored in Sausalito Bay, whither the doctor
and his sister had gone because both of
them were ill. Mr. Taber was a tenant of
the doctor and a close friend of the family.
He always accompanied the doctor on his
yachting trips— often neglecting his busi
ness to do so— because the doctor wanted
his society. On this occasion he went over
and found both the doctor and his sister in
their .staterooms ill and in bed. He went
to the clubhouse and brought some cbow
der aboard. The doctor would not even
taste it. Then the doctor asked the photo
grapher if he would like a drink of some
"Well, I don't mind a bit of a cocktail,"
Mr. laber confessed.
"You know where the locker is; go and
make one yourself," said the doctor.
"And I went and made a cocktail," said
W it ness Taber to Judge Hawley yesterday,
"and before I drank it Dr. Morrltt said he
would like to taste it. I gave him the glass
and he took a sip. 'That's a line cocktail,'
he said, and it made him feel so much bet
ter that he got out of bed. The next
day f— "
"But after the doctor's death," broke in
Arthur Rogers— for the cocktail incident
was a trifle irrelevant to the Bowdoin Col
lege i?sue— "after the doctor's death what
was the state of Mrs. Garcelon's health?' 1
Mr. Taber said she was very weak phy
sically, and that each day she grew weaker.
She had a very poor memory, and would
often refer to Miss McClellan to help her
out on names and dates. She used to ask
Mr. Taber to go over and see the boys
— Fred and Jim— and tell them that if they
were good hoys she would provide weil for
them in her vvill. She wanted Taber to en
courage them in well-doing. Every night
she asked him to stop in and see the- boys
on his way home. She made the request
verbally when Stephen Purrington was not
present, but when he was in the room she
would look meaningly at the photographer
and wave her hand across the street to the
boys' room as he took his leave.
It would seem that Dr. Merritt did not
permit his kindly sentiments for even so
intimate a friend and clever a cocktail
mixer as Mr. Taber to interfere with his
business habits. He loaned Mr. Taber
$5000 and charged Jiim 1 per cent a month
interest on it. There were two notes, and
when the doctor died Mrs. t iarcelon told
Taber that she would return him these
notes — only a part of which v.as paid. The
notes werein Stephen Puirinaton's posses
sion for a lo:ig while, and Mrs. Garcelon
could not get them at fir~t. But one night
as Taber was r;oing home she slipped some
paper? in his hand. "When he got home
he found they were his notes.
Mrs. Garcelon peemed to be in mortal
terror of Purrington. If he entered when
tiny were talking of the boys, Jim and
Fred, she would put her linger to her lips,
whisher "Sh!" and hurriedly change the
And Stephen Purrington did not like the
boys. He told Taber they had too much
money as it was, and that they would never
reform. They ought to have no meney at
ali—that was the only way to keep them
"You say Mrs. Garcelon also spoke of re
forming the boys?" askea Judge Hayne,
"And particularly of James?"
"What was the matter with him?"
"Well, he had drinking spells occasion
ally. For some time before she died he
had been pretty straight."
Mr Taber also told about how kindly
Mrs. Garcelon used to speak of the boys,
her nephews. She told him him that I red
used to sleep with her when he was a babe
of 2or 3 years. She spoke very affection
ately of him and said that the trouble he
had" in Dr. Merritt's office was probably
caused by the influence of Henry Rodger.-!,
who feared that Fred would succeed him
in the business. Mrs. Garcelon also told
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1895.
Miss McClellan not to worry, that she
would provide for her.
After the doctor's death the boys roomed
across the street from the Merritt resi
dence on Jackson street. They lived with
Mr«. P. B. Shattuck, quite a refined and
intelligent elderly lady, with a mass of
pretty, snowy hair and a most amiable
countenance. She was also a tenant of the
Merritt estate and an intimate of Mrs.
On the witness-stand she told yesterday
of how some of the Oakland shopkeepers
used to overcharge Mrs. Garcelon. She
u^ed to go riding frequently with Mrs.
Garcelon, and they would often stop and
make purchases. Several time 3 Mrs. Gar
celon drove back and wanted to pay the
same bill a second time. Once she bought
a jardiniere for $S that Mrs. Shattuck had
seen in the stores for $5.
It was Mrs. Garcelon who secured the
room for the boys at Mrs. Shattuck's
house. She said she wanted them to have
a room so situated that she could see their
light. She furnished the room for the
boys and came to see them and often asked
Stephen Purrington's conduct toward
Mrs. Garcelon, the witness said, was any
thing but friendly, and Mrs. Garcelon was
afraid of him. Once Judge Stanly came
to the house with a paper and demanded
that Mrs. Garcelon should sign it. She re
fused, but the Judge said she must sign it,
and the two went away to the library
where the document, whatever it was, re
ceived her signature.
Stephen Purrington said to the witness
that Miss McClellan was lazy and ought
not to have any money. He also disliked
Frank Purrington and his wife, who came
. to live with Mrs. Gnrcelon at her request.
j Indeed, according to all the witnesses yes
: terday, Stephen Purrincrton seems to Jiave
liked no one in the house, and was as cor
dially disliked by them and by the friends
and intimates of Mrs. Garcelon.
Mrs. Garcelon's physical condition was
very bad, these witnesses also testified.
I She took anti-pyrine for the pains in her
• head. She was usually lying on the lounge
; and it was a great effort for her to get up
and move about. Her memory was very
; poor and she would frequently ask one to
repeat what had just been said; she would
, ask the same questions over ana over,
and in conversation seemed unable to fix
: her attention upon one thing.
After Mrs. Shattuck had been cross-ex
' amined there came to the stand a gener
ously built lady, who had haircloth in her
fine" black gown, a silver Trilby heart
| dangling from her waist, one white wrist
| bound securely by a heavy golden chain,
and with many green leaves and red roses
on a glorious hat.
>This was Mrs. Dargie, who was at one
time a tenant of Mrs. Garcelon and ar. in
timate friend. She said tiiat Mrs. Garce
lon was so weak and feeble in mind and
body that she was easily influenced.
"Are you?" asked Judge Havne.
"Oh, no!" replied the lady, blushingly.
"I beg pardon; I mean by you?" cor
rected the affable attorney.
"I had no reason to wish to influence
"Why did you go there so often?"
"Out* of curiosity, f suppose. Lots of
people rendezvoused there."
"Curiosity about any subject?" pressed
the attorney, meaningly.
"She wasa curiosity enough, I thought."
"A sort of a freak ?' '
"Well, I considered her so."
Mr?. Dargie described Mrs. Garcelon as
rather comical in appearance, being very
wrinkled and tall and bent, and having a
very singular expression.
"Have you a photograph of her?" asked
"I have no photograph of her on pa
"Is there one at the house?"
"She gave photographs of herself to
other members of the family."
"Couldn't you bring us one of them?'
asked the attorney.
"Do you really want one?" asked Mrs.
Dargie, shaking the big hat as if in doubt.
"Well, I can scare up one, I suppose."
Mrs. .Dargie, upon the whole, spoke well
of the dead woman, but she told about her
lack of warm friendship for everybody and
her fad of buying all sorts of wearing ap
"She had lots more clothes than she
knew about. She was foolish on the ques
tion of dress," said this very smartly
"Do you call it foolish for a woman to
take an interest in dress?" asked Judge
"Yes, when she is 79 or 80 years old,"
returned the witness with the calm assur
ance of one upon whose face the first
wrinkle has not yet appeared.
Mrs. Garcelon drank port and sherry
and sometimes brandy to stimulate her,
said Mrs. Dargie. Sometimes when she
called early in the afternoon the old lady
had already taken four or five glasses.
'•■Was she ever intoxicated? asked the
"Never from drink."
"How was she intoxicated?"
"Well, from the anti-pyrine. It had a
very depressing effect upon her."
"But the lirst stage of intoxication is
that of exhilaration?" said the knowing
"Oh Ms it?" said Mrs. Dargie, "I didn't
know." And then the bailiff rapped for
order and Judge Hayne changed the sub
There was one other witness of the day,
Henry P. Vogt, who used to drive for
Mrs. Garcelon. He said Mrs. Garcelon
had promised to remember him in her
Will, but had not done so. She was under
the influence of Stephen Purrington,whom
she seemed to fear.
The case goes on this morning.
More Iviix Property.
The supplemental inventory of Mrs, Miranda
W. Lux's estate shows property of $48,228 45,
which has some to the knowledge of the ex
ecutors since the original inventory was liled,
This property consists of $30,000 in real es
tate and the remainder in bauk accounts.
ROBBING THE TAXPAYERS.
Extravagant Prices Paid by
the City for Goods
suspicious bills stopped.
Silk and Antique Furniture
Used to Bedeck the Branch
It is no wonder the funds in the City
treasury are exhausted, if there is any
truth in the story of a stack of bills piled
up in the Supervisors' chambers and in
another stack which Auditor Broderick is
thumbing over. It i 9 the old, old story of
the hard-working taxpayer providing and
the improvident Supervisor disbursing.
On the face the bills show that merchan
di&e has been often bought at twice its
price on the open market; that more has
been paid for repairs on old fixtures than
new fixtures would have cost. Enough
has come to light in one day's hunt among
these bills to show that money has simply
been shoveled out of the City treasury on
the orders of certain Supervisors to pay
There is a bundle of papers in the hands
of Expert Williams of the Board of Super
visors now wnieh shows the kind of bills
taxpayers pay in order to make easier the
daily lives of" the favorites of the political
Here is a bill for goods sent to the House
of Correction, known as the Branch Coun
ty Jail: One rocker $10, one rocker .s■! 50,
one rocker $<> 50, and. one spring rocker
$7 50. These articles were bought of the
California Furniture Company.
Here is a bill for furniture ordered for
the Industrial School, which will give the
taxpayers a good idea of the prices paid for
things ordered in a roundabout way by
One yard blue tapestry, $4; No. 2 hair mat
tress, 35 pounds, s2s; one oakset, three pieces,
*40; one couch, $20; three feather pillows,
What the management of the institution
did with bine tapestry at $4 a yard does not
appear on the bill, l'erhaps it was to be
hoisted at the flagstaff to arouse the pride
of the taxpayers and make other County
Jail managements sick with envy because
they could not fly blue tapestry at $4 a
The same institution sent in a bill for
$130 purporting to be cine for re-covering a
parlor set of eight pieces. They had a
leather chair patched up at the same time
and charged $7 50. County Jail furniture
is usually pretty fine stuff, especially when
the management has a "pull," but the
eight pieces that cost $130 to re-cover be
long to the set in the New York City Hall
where the chairs tost $300 each. That set
cost a good deal more to be sure, but then
there was a scandal connected with its
purchase. Of course there isn't any
scandal in the present instance.
This same branch County Jail sent an
other gem of a bill — one antique table,
$6 50; and four yards of silk, $8.
There is no bill among the lot for
modernizing the antique table, and mak
ing it match the $100 re-covered parlor
There are other bills of the same kind—
so many of them and of such a character
that the hard-working taxpayer will stare
at them pop-eyed and wonder who in the
name oi common-sense and prudence at
tends to the business of the City.
There is another kind of bill that will
make the ordinary taxpayer turn sick
with disgust, namely: bills for services
rendered. For instance, W. A. Mowrey
sent in a bill for $b'3 for some painting
done. It now transpires that a man
named Thomas says he not only did the
job, but furnished the material, and for all
this he was glad to get not $08, but $25;
and he says he made a profit, too.
The bill is indorsed by Supervisor Ben
There is another bill for $25 for painting.
This same Thomas said he offered to do
the job for $12 50, but he did not pet it.
Be was told he asked too much. How
ever, the man who handled the business
knew how to make out a bill if he didn't
know how to paint, for the chances are
he'll get $25 for what a painter could have
done with profit for $12 50.
Joseph McTigne has a bill for $180 50 for
harness repairs. The bill has passed all
right, so the harness repairs will never be
inquired into too closely.
One tine fat bill was loaded with so much
suspicion that Auditor Broderick held it
out pending an investigation. It is for 400
yards of Brussels carpet furnished the
antique rooms in the branch County Jail
at ?l 50 a yard.
The management of the branch County
Jail plunged heavily into all sorts of
orders fcr goods, with Supervisor .Benja
min behind it, but Auditor Broderick
thought this was a little too much. It is
said that an exceptionally line grade of
Brussels carpet can now be purchased at
$1 a yard. The experts want to see what
particularly n'ne points there are attached
to this order, which cost the extra so cents.
There is no truth in the report that it is
Then there are bills in the hatch for repair
ing all sorts of things; bills for repairing
wagons and vans almost at rates which
new vans and wagons can lie bought.
Most of these bills passed the Auditor
because they were indorsed by Super
visors, who were supposed to have in
quired into the purchases and checked all
chance of fraud on the City treasury.
Only the most flagrant bills were held out
for experts to inquire into.
FIRE WARDEN'S CRUSADE
Warrantß Out for the Arrest of Many
Owners 'of Vacant
The Fire Wardens have commenced in
earnest their crusade against the owners of
vacant lots for violating order 2757 of the
Board of Supervisors, "prohibiting the
erection or maintenance of fences, frame
work, boards, etc., of a greater height than
ten feet above the ground for painting or
posting of siens or advertisements
Yesterday two warrants were sworn out
in Judge Conlan's court— one by Fire War
den Dougherty for the arrest of Simon
Wenban, owner of a vacant lot on the
northwest corner ot Golden Gate and Van
Vess avenues, and the other by Fire War
den McKittrickfor the arrest of Edward 0.
Wright, owner of a vacant lot on the
northeast corner of Fifteenth and Valencia
streets. Other warrants will follow. The
penalty under the ordinance is a tine not
exceeding $200 or 100 days' imprisonment,
The bill-posters are up in arms against
the action of the Fire Wardens. If. A.
Gunst and another director of the Dunphy
Company called at the office of the Fire
Department and wanted the owners of the
lots to be exempted from arrest and they
to be arrested instead, so as to make a test
case of it. This suggestion was not heeded
and then they said they would wait upon
Chief Crowley and see what he would do
The Chief was seen late yesterday after
noon, but they hart not waited upon him.
He said if the Fire Wardens wanted his
assistance in arresting the owners of the
lots or bill-posters they would have it.
Shot In tlie Klght Ann.
Samuel Porter, 11? 3 ' Shasta street, met with
an accident while duck-shooting at the
Potrero marshes yesteTday afternoon. His gun
accidentally exploded and the charge lodged
in his right arm above the elbow. He walked
for about a mile till he reached the Arctic Oil
Works, wnere he fainted from loss of blood.
The ambulance was summoned and he was
taken to the Receiving Hospital. Dr. Thomp
son thought it more man likely that amputa
tion of the arm would be necessary.
A BENEFIT FOR THE HOME.
Excellent Programmed Arrange for the
Protestant Episcopal Old Ladies.
A benefit will be tendered the Protestant
Episcopal Old Ladies' Home this evening
at tneir hall on Golden Gate avenue and
Lott street. Special preparations have
been made to accommodate the visitors
and talent, and every effort exerted to
have the entertainment a success. An
excellent musical and literary programme
will be presented by the best available local
After the prosramme a farce, entitled
"Doctor Cure-A.11," will be rendered by a
stronjrcast composed of the young people
of St. Paul's Church. Therlayers, includ
ing Edward Hopkins, Miss Clara Ru
lofson. Miss Violet liulofson. Miss Sarah
Baker, Miss Florence Bridgenian, Miss
Genevieve Smith,. Charles Mortimer, Miss
May Kiley, Miss Jean Crooks and Miss
Josie Hopkins, have been carefully trained
by Mrs. Kulofson and will undoubtedly
present the farce in a very creditable man
Fine Showing for the County
During the Past Twelve
Annual Report on the Or
chards, Fruit Production
and Beneficial Insects.
Every year the County Boards of Horti
culture make reports to the State Horticul
tural Commission. Yesterday the first of
these reports for 1895 was received from
the County Board of Puverside. To horti
culturists in general it is very interest
ing. It is as follows:
The magnitude of the fruit-growing Interests
of this county is best arrived at by a study of
the following figures: The Assessor's books
show there are 113.307 acres of fruit land
with water rights in this county. This land is
assessed at $-1,230,340, &" ( 1 fruit treet; grow
ing on it are assessed at $088,747. When we
consider that all fruit trees under four years
old are not assessable, and that even in the
city of Riverside more than one-half the trees
are in this category, we can form some concep
tion of the present importance and future
greatness of this our overshadowing industry.
The values given above do not include the
buildings on these lands, or the water proper
ties, or pipe lines, ditches, canals, dams, etc. If
all the^e were included it would show that
fully 70 per cent of the assessed property of
this"county gets its value from this one in
There are about 25,149 acres devoted to hor
ticulture in the county, divided as follows:
Citrus fruits, 15,407 acres; deciduous fruits,
7286 acres; grapes, 1550 ceres; olives, UOO
acres. There were about 4000 acres planted
the present yar as follows: Citrus, 800 acres;
deciduous, 2900; olives, 300 acres. From the
foregoing it will be seen that our horticultural
possibilities are largely untouched as yet and
that a very few years at most will see the area
of our orchards doubled.
There wore shipped from the Riverside Val
ley the past season 837,1-17 boxes of oranges
and about seventy carloads of lemons, and
from South Riverside forty-four carloads of
oranges and lemons, making a grand total of
871,347 boxes or 'J904 carloads of 300 boxes
each. The total of the crop of deciduous fruits
for the past year is not accessible yet, but is
known to far exceed any former crop in this
During the past year there has been no abate
ment in the work of fighting all kinds of in
sect pests. Weekly, and in many cases dally,
reports are made by the inspectors to the Com
missioners, and the work of destroying the in
sect pests found is kept well in hand and no
trees allowed to stand infested and jeopardize
others. AH trees found to have either the red
or yellow scale, even to a very Blight extent,
are fumigated with hydrocyanic acid gas. We
have had uniformly good results from its use.
In the younger citrus groves the only pests we
tind are black and brown scale. Our orchard
istn, as a rule, are as prompt to destroy noxious
Insects as noxious weeds, regarding their de
struction as of equal importance. In addition
to these pests we had an unaccountable num
ber of aphis, and the combined work of both
insects resulted in many of our oranges being
smutted. This fact called attention very for
cibly to the black scale peat and what to do
The good record the Rhizobius ventrslis had
made in Santa Barbara County had influenced
our growers to colonize with them to some ex
tent, but as their work was not at this time
very discerniDle at our groves, and as the
value of the parasite was questioned, we
deemed best to investigate before going
further. Accordingly in May last Mr. Van
Kirk, the chairman of our board, went to Ven
tura ami Santa Barbara counties for that pur
pose. Upon his return and favorable report
we began the importation of these parasites
and during the summer about 100,000 of these
beetles have been liberated in our groves. Re
cently they have become sufficiently plentiful
in some orchards as to be quite easily found,
ami several orchards that have been badly in
fested with black scale are showing a very
marked improvement in appearance.
In conclusion 1 would say horticulture in
this county is on a better basis than ever be
fore, and with the success of the co-operative
marketing of fruit its future is brighter than
ever before. Respectfully submitted.
Felix Q. Havens, Secretary.
A NEW WEATHER CLERK.
A. MeAclie Comes From Washington
to Work With Forecaster W. H.
Alexander McAdie, the meteorologist
who is to be associated with \V. H. Ham
raon at the Weather Bureau in this City,
arrived from Washington, D. C, Tuesday
This is the first 'time in the history of
the bureau that there have been two skilled
forecast officials at one station.
One of the reasons of the departure is
that the bureau in "Washington is takine
a special interest in the meteorological
peculiarities of this coast, and purposes
making the study as thorough as possible.
Another reason, explained by Mr. Ham
mon yesterday, is that the inspecting of
the work of the various stations in this dis
trict was recently made one of the duties
of the main office in this City. Before the
work was done by a special inspector.
Either Mr. Hammon or Mr. McAdie will
be away on that duty most of the time,
leaving the other to attend to the dailj
work at this station.
Mr. McAdie has a fine record. He is
one of the best men in the service, and as
a scientist he has a reputation to be proud
of. He is a graduate of the College ot the
City of New York and a master of arts
from Harvard, He won a new distinction
this year by being the only American to
secure a medal in the hodgkins prize con
Mr. McAdie is also an expert on light
ning. He is the author of a pamplet on
"Protection From Lightning" published
by the bureau that has had the most phe
nomenal demand of any pamphlet ever is
sued by the department for years. Though
only 32 years of age, he is quite an exten
sive writer and an original investigator.
Before coming here he was one of the fore
cast board in Washington.
"We are confined too much to earth
here," said the new official. "The ordi
nary and routine work is carried on in the
lowest stratum of air. We want to get up.
The meteorological conditions 2000, 3000
and 5000 feet above us have more to do
with the atmospheric conditions than
have the lower currents from which the
daily observations are made.
"In our experiments here we will use
what is called the balloon-kite. It must
be obvious what an important point is
gained by being able to keep our instru
ments in the air at an elevation of from
2000 to 5000 feet for hours at a time. It
means a gain of a large percentage over
the present accuracy and efficiency of our
observations and forecasts."
McCormick Is Acquitted.
W. S. McCormick, charged with obtaining
money uuder false pretenses in a Fresno real
estate deal, was acquitted by a jury yesterday,
on instruction by Judge Wallace^
B'NAI B'RITH JOLLITY
The Anniversary of the Or
der's Foundation Duly
with music and dancing.
The Grand Orator's Remarks
Regarding the Jew in Eng
The B'nai B'rith Hall was crowded to its
utmost capacity last evening. It was the
fifty-second anniversary of the foundation
of the Independent Order of B'nai B'rith,
and the vast assemblage was gathered to
gether to celebrate the day. The festival
was held under the auspices of the asso
ciated lodges of San Francisco.
The hall was tastefully decorated. Bunt
ing adorned the stage, at the top of which
was placed in gold letters the words
"1. O. B, B. 1843—1895." From the ceil
ing to the gallery streamers and patriotic
nags were well displayed.
At quite an early hour every seat, both
in the auditorium and gallery, was occu
pied. Standing room at an early stage of
the proceedings was unobtainable.
Attorney Edmond Tauszky acted as
chairman of the proceedings. He
presented A. Jonas, grand president of the
order. Mr. Jonas spoke regarding the
original organization of B'nai B'rith fifty
two years ago. He said that the idea of
holding the present celebration grew out
of a meeting of the Constitutional Grand
Lodge held in Cincinnati. The executive
committee at that time sent directions to
the different districts of the order to fit
tingly mark the anniversary, which was
thus being done.
After a well-rendered vocal selection by
Miss R. Levison, who was accompanied by
Miss Evelyn Levison, Attorney Lucius L.
Solomons, grand orator of the order, took
the rostrum. He alluded to the poor
Hebrew emigrants exiled from European
ghettos by the bicotry of foreign poten
tates, and remarked on the peculiar an
tipathy which seems to exist to this day in
America against this class of .lews. He
said that the object of the Independent
Order of B'nai B'rith was to further the 1
union of all Israelites and the federation of
|JMr. Solomons was generously applauded
when lie gave a passing review of the Jew
in English literature, fie claimed that
characters of which Fagin, Shylock and
Svengali were representative did not and
could not stand for the true type of
Hebrew. "The enlightened Jew," said
Mr. Solomons, "despises these creations of
the novelist's brain, and it is time the
world knew it."
The speaker remarked that objection
had been made to sectarian institutions
such as the B'nai B'rith is. While these
objections undoubtedly sprang from altru
istic motives the time was not yet ripe for
the realization of high ideals, "it is neces
sary to be narrow," said the speaker,
"that we may gain breadth."
Miss Tessie Harris, accompanied by her
sister, sang '-Go Forth and Find," and as
an encore, "I Love You Best of All."
A violin solo by B. Janlijs, and humor
ous business by Messrs. Gilbert and Goldie,
brought the rirst part of the programme to
a close. The tfoor was then cleared, and
dancing Was indulged in to the music of
llosmer's Hungarian Orchestra. Supper
followed, and it was a late hour before the
guests finally dispersed.
Manj T prominent Israelites of this City
and the surrounding country were present
at the entertainment. The committee on
arrangements was made up of members of
the various lodges.
RABBIS WILL LECTURE.
Friday Evening Services Inaugurated
in Two of the Jewish
Divine services will be held this evening
at the Temple Emanu-El, Sutter street, at
7:45 o'clock. Rabbi Jacob Yoorsanger will
base his discourse on "An Ocean Steamer —
a Miniature World."
The first of the Friday evening lectures
at the Synagogue Sherith Israel, corner of
Post and Taylor streets, will be given this
evening at 8 o'clock. Special music of a
higli order will be rendered, and Dr. Jacob
Is'ieto will lecture on the subject: "Just
After the Dawn." The public is cordially
invited to attend at all the synagogues.
It is announced that the series of lectures
at temples Beth Israel, Geary street, and
Ohabai Shalome will begin shortly.
THE ARRESTED SEALERS.
Captain Johnson of the Schooner Win-
Chester Discharged From Custody.
Captain Johnson of the seized schooner
Winchester, charged with illegal seal
lishing, was discharged from custody by
United States Commissioner Heacock
yesterday on the failure of the prosecution
to prove that he was in prescribed waters.
Captain Noyes of the steamer Bowhead
was up for examination on a charge of
having killed seals without the special per
mit required by the law, but it was shown
that at the time he sailed from this port on
December 7, 1894, the regulations had not
been made public and that they were not
signed by the President uutil January 18,
1895. The case was continued until Satur
day, to allow more evidence to be brought
in by the Government.
Is the Hammersmith & Field
Jewelry Auction: so different from
the ordinary. There are crowds —
increasing crowds — but they are
not of the kind who spit on the
Moor and tramp on your toes.
! The entire magnificent collection
Genuine pood 3, novel designs, ar-
tistic creations, odd conceits — is
carefully displayed. It's a treat to
look. Whatever takes your fancy
have it sent at once to the auc-
tioneer — you may get it for a trine.
Forthereis NO RESERVE.
Think of the holidays and the
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The Gratitude of Thousands of San
Francisco's Citizens Shown by
the Daily Increasing De-
mand for His Wonder-
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Knocked Out— The People Call for
Munyon's Remedies and Will
Take Nothing Else.
Who would have thought that within
three weeks* time Professor Munyon's bold
challenge to the editors of the Kan Fran-
cisco papers would have produced such a
glowing record for his cures that the num-
ber of sales of the remedies have exceeded
one-half of the population of this great
Is this not proof sufficient to satisfy the
doubting ones? Can we do more than refer
you to the people you know and can inves-
tigate — whether or not they have been
cured or benefited by Munyon's remedies.
If those wonderful little sugar pellets had
not possessed the virtue claimed for them
— what would our record have been? You
could not find them in a reputable drug-
gist's store. What a different state of af-
fairs exist. On the cars, the streets, in the
drugstores and in your homes— Munyon is
the theme of conversation, his wonderful
cures are spoken about and rarely can you
meet any one who. if not interested per-
sonally, cannot mention some friend who
blesses the day that he heard of Munyuii.
In this age of progress we need no medical
practitioner for the common ills that rlesh
is heir to— common-sense prevails. A study
of Munyon's guide to health is what you
need. You will then know what to ask
your druggist for and obtain it in most in-
stances for 25 cents. A price within the
reach of all.
Munyon's Rheumatism Cure is guaran-
teed to cure rheumatism in any part of the
body. Acute or muscular rheumatism can
be cured in from one to live days. It
speedily cures shooting pains, sciatica,
lumbago and all rheumatic pains in the
back, hips and loins. It seldom fails to
give relief after one or two doses, and
almost invariably cures before one bottle
has been used.
STOMACH AND DYSPEPSIA CUKE.
Munyon's Stomach and Dyspepsia Cure
cures all forms of indigestion and stomach
trouble such as rising of food, distress
after eating, shortness or breath, and all af-
fections of the heart caused by indigestion,
wind on the stomach, bad taste, offensive
breath, loss of appetite, faintness or weak-
ness of stomach, headache from indiges-
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tongue, heartburn, shooting pains in the
stomach, constipation, dizziness, faintness
and lack of energy.
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symptoms of nervous exhaustion, such as
depressed spirits, failure of memory, rest-
less and sleepless nights, pains in the
head and dizziness. It cures general de-
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nerves and tones up the whole body.
Price, 25 cents.
Munyon's Kidney Cure cures pains in
the back, Join or groins from kidney dis-
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desire to pass water, dark colored and
turbid urine, sediment in the urine and
diabetes. Price, 25 cents.
Catarrh positively cured — Are you will-
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of the disease? If so ask your druggist for
a 25-cent bottle of Munyon's Catarrh Cure
and a 25-cent bottle of Catarrh Tablets.
The catarrh cure will eradicate the dis-
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will cleanse and heal the afflicted parta
and restore them to a natural and health-
Munyon's Liver Cure corrects headache,
biliousness, jaundice, constipation and all
Munyon's Cold Cure prevents pneumonia
and breaks up a cold in a few hours.
Munyon's Cough Cure stops cough, night
sweats, allays soreness and speedily heals
Munyon's Female Remedies are a boon
to all women.
Munyon's Headache Cure stops head-
ache in three minutes.
Munyon's Pile Ointment positively cures
all forms of piles.
Munyon's Asthma Cure and Herbs are
guaranteed to relieve asthma in three
minutes and cure in five days. Price, 50
Munyon's Blood Cure eradicates all im-
purities from the blood.
Munyon's Vitalizer imparts new life, re-
stores lost powers to weak and debilitated
men. Price $1.
Munyon's Homeopathic Remedy Com-
pany, 1505 Arch street, Philadelphia, Pa.,
puts up specifics for nearly every disease,
mostly for 25 cents a bottle.
All communications addressed to Mun-
yon's representative at the Mansfield,
Post Street, San Francisco, Cal. t -will
meet with prompt attention.
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