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party and its interests will pause to give
The intricate problem of whether or not
the convention should be held here is near
mg its solution, and when the committee is
ready to give us the result of its delibera
tions the people of this City need not be
Eurprisea if we have won their approval
and also the convention.
Our claims have been recognized in a
small way from the lirst, but to-day they
present themselves to the Republican
party with a force that would have been
discredited a month ago. Men -*hose opin
ions are of value laughed at us when the
fight began, but the slow accumulation of
strength proved that we have, step by step,
wiped out the obstacles and ptand to-day
amons the lirst claimants for tho commit
tee's recognition. What the result will bo
no man is in a position to say, but what
ought to have be«n has been said a thou
sand times. •
Those of the National Committee *vho
have the interests of Republicanism at
heart are pronounced in their selection of
San Francisco, and only that element which
desires to keeu within the pluggers' pas
ture have evinced disapproval.
That the sober thought of a convention
would be beneficial to the party and its se
lection for the Presidency few men care to
deny, but the opposition is made up of
politicians who are. disposed to turn the
rounders loose for the purpose of pushing
their choice to tho frunt against the wishes
of the majority.
It has been argued, and with wisdom,
that a candidate selected by a convention
held on this coast would have all the
backing of sober thought to put him be
fore the people for their suffrage, and hi.s
candidacy would smack of that cleanliness
which can only follow care and discretion.
If the convention should be held in San
Francisco it will result in the selection of
a candidate who will get the greatest Re
publican majority ever eiven a nominee.
All of these things and many others are
being considered, arid in the meantime
the thinkers are evolving plans whereby
the prize Cfin be secured.
The Californian State Editorial Associa
tion in convention assembled yesterday
gare up the •ntire day to tho discussion of
pian* and prepositions by which they
could be of service to San Francisco in
securing the convention. The editors of
the interior pre*s put ferth all their
energy and brains to tolTa tha question,
and they will increase the volume of
literature and argument for the sake of
the party and the State of California.
Tneir meeting was for the purpose of
discussing various issues relating to the
newspaper world, but the minor questions
of newspaperdom were set aside to make
room for the all-important problem of get
ting the convention here.
Most of the delegates were armed with
credentials, proxies and letters from news
paper men who were unable to attend, all
of whom expressed a willingness to do
their very best for the success of the plan.
A full report of their proceedings ap
pears in another column of The Call, and
it shows something besides mere words.
Committees have been appointed to co
operate with the Union League Club, and
work has been began.
People with plans and novel ideas are
coming to the front and everything is on
Among the best suggestions so far
offered is the one tendered by Mr. Frank
lin K. Lane, who thinks it would be a good
plan to give the delegates the finest time
Republican delegates ever had by making
their trin one long, lively, picturesque
holiday from the day of their departure
from the East to the day they are returned,
contented and impressed.
BY FOUR SPECIALS.
A Novel Suggestion for Making the
Delegates California 's
In conversation with a representative of
The Call yesterday afternoon Franklin
K. Lane suggested a novel means of in
ducing the Republican National Commit
tee to hold the convention in this City.
The t'To treat objections urged by Eastern
Republican* against holding the convention on
this coast are the time that the journ«y takes
and the treat expense of the trip. Unless these
disadvantages can ba overcoma I am satisfied
we cannot get a convention for many years to
come. Four year* ajo I tried to induce tho
membf ri of the Democratic National Commit
tee to hold their convection in the West forth©
sake oi the party and for the sake of ths West,
and I found that from Mr. Brice down the ob
jection was m&do that it cost too mucii to come
here and took too long.
"I propose, therefore, that California offer
euch an inducement to the Republicans as
no other State has ever offered. We should
ofl'er to make the delegates to the conven
tion our guests from the minute they leave
their Eastern homes until they return to them
again. It is a very simple thins for them to do
and would require much less money than at
first supposed. Let California charter four
trains of Pullman cars and start them at the
Atlantic seaboard. One might start at Boston,
another at New York, another at Washington
and the fourth at Atlanta. At these different
points the delegates from the surrounding
States would gather. On board each train
would be a committee of representative Cali
fornians to'give them welcome. The dining
cars would be loaded with California products,
fruits, wines, etc. Then these four trains
would travel westward, coming by different
routes and paralleling each other through the
country, stopping at one point In each State to
take on the delegates from that SttOe, and at
last, and not later than four days from the
start, arriving in San Francisco. The Boston
train could gather up all the delegates from
the Northern belt of States, that from New
York the Central tier, and bo on.
Could there be a grander advertisement for
the State than the carrying out of such a
scheme? The delegates would be California's
guests. We need to make friends among the
powerful politicians in both parties if this
coast is ever to have recognition either
in the way of appropriations or offices.
The Interior Department at Washington,
which has ten times more business this side
the Mississippi River than the other side, has
never had a chief from any State further West
than Mis.«ouri. It is possible for a miserable
little slough in Indiana to get an appropria
tion of hundreds of thousands for improve
ments, when our harbors have to get
along with an occasional thousand.
We don't count To say that the Pacitic
Coast wants something means absolutely noth
ing to the Eastern politicians. They have no
idea what our possibilities are. The Pacific
Coast States are no factor whatever in National
politics at present and they never will be until
we enn get in touch with the political
men of the East. We can't go to them, there
fore we ought to bring them to us, even if we
have to pay for the privilege of seeing them.
At one time when in Washington I made a
canvass among the members of Congress to dis
cover why they did not pass the Nicaragua
canal bill, and I found that the only Western
political power the Congressmen knew any
thing about was the railroads, and as several
gentlemen said to me: "The railroads don't
want the bill to pass, and most of the men here
don't know anything about the Pacific Coast,
except what the railroads are good enough to
The proposition is a very simple one. To ob
tain recognition we must have the leading
men of aU parties know what our part of the
country i» and what it wants. The only way
to gtvfl them that information is to get them
hi-n Po, I say, if they object that it takes a
week to come here we should give them a four
dey special train; and when they say that the
trip costs too much we should offer to make
them our gueEia from start to finish. Xliia
Is the only way to put them to the
test. Then, if they won't come, wweltl t
know that it is their fault, not ours'
and that all their pretense of desirs to
come here was humbug. We can call their
hand by making this offe* And as for the ex
peme. I believe The Call aloue could raise the
Mr. Lane, who is practicing law in
this City, has spent much of his time in
the Eastern States during the last ten
years. He has stumped several of the
Eastern States for the Democratic party,
and knows the attitude of ah parties
toward the Pacific Coaat as well perhaps
as any one here.
HELP FROM THE LADIES.
Mrs. J. J. Owen Begins Soliciting for the
National Convention Fund With Very
The first woman in California to go out
among the people- and solicit subscriptions
is Mrs. J. J. Owen, widow of the late Judge
Owen, founder of the San Jose Mercury.
Last evening Mrs. Owen called at this
Mrs. J. J. Owen, ths First Woman to
Solicit for ths Kepublican Conven
[Skacktd by a "Call" artist]
office and announced that she had made
her rlnt collection. "I have secured from
th« Hotel Pleananton," said Mrs. Owen,
"th« sum of $250, and it gives me pleasure
to offer it to you with the rest of the gen
erous subscriptions that the people of San
Francisco have given. When Mr. Urennan
tenderea the amount he said that ho con
sidered it the duty of every hotel man to
give something to the fund." The fact chat
he was off the principal street had no
weight with him, as it was a matter that
concerned the whole City."
The spirit shown by Mrs. Owen should
be an example to the ludies of California,
who have the interests of the State just as
deeply set in their breasts as the men. It
is a safe thing to say that with the assist
ance they could give, twice the required
amount could be raised that will be neces
sary to get the convention. The lady says
she is still on the hunt for more offers,
and her course is a most commendable
one, as it shows the patriotism of our Cali
The Views of P. F. Dunn and James Alra
Watt Are in Keeping With Opinions
of Other Citizens.
"Without speaking of the political aspect
of tne case," said Attorney P. F. Dunn,
"San Francisco should by all means have
the next Republican National Convention,
as it will focus the attention of the world
upon our State, and we are sure to hay it.
as they have all awakened to the fact that
our time to act has come.
"California is a Republican State, and at
times of election has never failed to roll up
large majorities for that party, although it
has never received any assistance from the
"The snap and enthusiasm which always
accompanies a California campaign has
materially increased the vigor and effec
tiveness of the Republican party through
out the United States, particularly notice
able in the Blains campaigns."
"If the National Committee can be in
duced to hold the convention in this City,"
continued Mr. Dunne, "we will start a
campaign with a rush and liurrah ssuch as
our Eastern friends have never seen b%
fore, and that campaign wjll at least be
sustained by California and the Paciiic
Coast to the end.
"Another point in our favor is that
California has no axes to grind and is not
seeking the convention in the interest of
any candidate, but in the interest of the
people. The choice of the convention will
be our choice."
"We want and must have the next Re
publican National Convention, because we
are entitled to it," said Attorney James A.
Watt, chairman of the Republican Muni
cipal convention of 1894, "and what is
more, if it depends upon the efforts of the
people of this City we will get it; and if
the National Convention is held in this
City it will not only emphasize tho fact
that California is a wonderful country, but
will give San Francisco a definite standing
among the great cities of the world."
Kxecntlve Council Meeting.
The Republican Council will hold a
meeting at its rooms in the Alcazar build
ing to-morrow afternoon at 4 :30 p. m. At
this meeting important business touching
on the Republican National Convention
will be discussed.
The following officiaf notice has been
sent out to the members of the council:
Republican Executive Council >
or California, >
Alcazar Building, 122 O'Farrell street. S
Dear Sir: The following committee of tho
above council, on Republican National Con-
Tcntion, will meet Monday, October '2S, 1895,
at 4:30 P. si., ftt the Baldwin Hotel, room GO:
Oscar A. Tolle, J. E. Field, John A. Whiteside,
N. Winants, Addle L. Ballou, T. B. Morton.
Respectfully. Ojcae A. Tolle, Secretary.
J. D. Sfp.eck.els, President.
A BOOM FROM BOSTON.
A Sudden Change of Heart Has Come Over
the Bean-Eaters and They Are
BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 26.— During the
past few days there has been a radical
change among Eastern Republicans in re
gard to favoring an Eastern city as the
place for the Republican National Conven
tion, and although early in the week there
was hardly a member of prominence of the
party who could entertain thoughts of the
convention going to the West the number
of those disposed favorably that way are
now quite plethoric. The only seeming
reason to account for this change is the
wet blanket which has been thrown on
Boston* candidacy for the honor. At the
meeting held in New York on Thursday,
while it was stated that nothing official
was done by the Republican leaders,
it was mentioned that the Boston con
tingent were given to understand in more
than emphatic terms tliat she could not
expect to receive any support if entered in
the field. In New England the claims of
San Francisco to the honor of holding the
convention have been fully recognized,
ami in fact the uooni received quite a little
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1895.
impetus until the scheme of holding the
convention in this city was uncorked at the
annual banquet of the Republican club.
Now that the leaders have so mistakably
shown their hands so far as Boston Is con-
cerned, the party has, as it were, returned
to their first love, and San Francisco will,
undoubtedly, receive the solid support of
the Eastern States. The "Big guns" are
not doing much taking at present, but
they all feel sore over the manner in which
they have been handled. The Call cor
respondent secured interviews with several
of the party leaders to-day, and they all
seemed favorably disposed toward the
The most prominent opponent of San
Francisco has been Governor Greenhalsje
of Massachusetts, but when seen to-night
he said :
I B«e that we are out of the race, and while I
must confess that I am chnerined at our defeat
I should not do anything that I did not think
was for the interest of tae party. In regard to
having the convention held at San Francisco.
I can only state that my views have changed
considerably of late, as on several occasions I
have had the advantages of the scheme un
folded to me In a different light. Of course I
do not feel like making any statements until I
have more thoroughly tested the feeling of the
party in general, but I have como to the
conclusion that San Francisco offers many ad
vantages which it would be policy to tnke
advantage of. The claims which have been
put forward, comparing the number of Repub
licans e»«t of the Mississippi to those west of
it, it is by 1:0 means a fair one. It is not a
question of numbers; it is a question whether
it would be a benefit to the party and help to
strengthen us in a district where we might be
strengthened, and I think this is the true lisrht
in which such things should be considered,
and we cannot with justice overlook the claims
of the West;
Governor Cleaves of Maine hns always
been in favor of having the convention
held in San Francisco, and said:
I have done all I could in the past to have
the convention go there, and I shall continue
my efforts in the future. I think that it is for
the best interests of tho party, and when any
thing looks that way to me it will always en
list my sympathies. I think that Eastern Re
publicans will all take that view, not through
any feeling of revenge, but from thr fact that
they cannot but recognize the benefits of tho
convention going to San Francisco.
Lieutenant-Governor Wolcott of Massa
chusetts has also addod his name to the
list of converts, and although unwilling to
exy>ress himself openly at the present
time, it is understood that he will throw
his weight in favor of San Francisco.
Among the others who now favor that
city as the place for holding the conven
tion are Representative Atwood, Repre
sentative Barrett, Mayor Curtis of Boston,
and Governor Busiel of New Hampshire,
who virtually form the backbone of Re
publicanism in the East.
A well-known politician to-day made the
statement that Joe Manley had had a
finger in the pie of changing the decision
of Eastern Republicans as he thinks that it
will benefit Thomas B. Reed's chances
if the convention is held in the West.
It is known that Reed has always been
p-redijposed toward the West and in this
sudden shift those with an eye on the fu
ture claim that it shows the traces of the
hand? of the two Maine statesmen.
PITTSBURG STILL HOPEFUL.
The Smoky City Holds Out Ayainst Odds
and Hopes to Defeat San
PITTSBURG, Pa., Oct. 26.— Pittsbarg
to-day decided to increase the guarantee
fund for the National Convention to
$75,000. Subscriptions have almost reached
$65,000, and an additional $10,000 for
alterations in the building to accommo
date delegates. Quay has virtually prom
ised that the convention will come here if
hotel accommodations are enough. The
committee reports that at least 30.000
visitors can be taken care of without
doubt. An agreement bus been made be
tween hotel-keepers that rates are not to
be increased. Rates will ranste from $1 to
$5 per day. John M. Thurston of
Nebraska ha? given a pledge to work for
Pittsburgh Much enthusiasm is mani
fested here, and there is a general belief
that the cily will pull off the convention.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Oct. 26.— The execu
tive board of the citizens' committee to
secure the next Republican convention for
the city of Pittsburg met in the Mayor's
cilice this afternoon to hear reports of com-
mittees, etc. Chairman C. L. Magee pre
sided. The principal matters discussed
were finances and accommodations. It
was decided to increase the guarantee fund
to $75,000. Chairman McKean of the
finance committee remarked: "No mis
take should be made in now apprising the
National Committee of the fact that the
cash is in hand. If they desire we can
raise twice that amount."
Chairman Robert Pitcairn of the trans
portation committee stated that a map
showing the unexcelled facilities of Pitts
burg was being prepared for distribution.
This map is conclusive evidence sub
stantiating the claim that Pitt»burg can
handle crowds on rail better than any city
in the country, and can bring visitors and
delegates to the convention in less time
and at proportionately less expense than
any city in the United States.
The detailed report of Chairman With
row of the committee on accommodations
showed the capacity and regular price of
every hotel in Pittsburg and Allegheny,
and carried with it a guarantee that prices
would not be advanced during the conven
tion. Mr. Withrow's report also guaran
tees that 30,000 visitors can be entertained
in excellent style. Chairman Smith of the
press committee reported that accommo
dation for newspaper men and telecraph
facilities were insured to be equal to any
Chairman Magee expressed himself as
particularly well pleased with the pros
pects, and stated that he did not see how
the National Committee could resist Pitts
bure's invitation. Informally the body
discussed several matters which will only
be revealed to the National Committee at
Washington, and are intended as sur
prises. In connection with the convention,
plans are well in hand for holding a re
union of the first National convention,
which met in Pittsburg in 1856.
WORKING FOR SAN FRANCISCO.
Claus Spreckel* and C. HI. Shortridge Still
Carrying on the Convention
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 26.— Clans Spreck
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els, accompanied by his wife, Miss Emma
Spreckels, John D. Spreclcels and Charles
M. Shortridge, arrived in Chicago this after
noon on the private car Corsair, en route
for San Francisco.
When the Michigan Central limited
rolled into the Central depot a number of
friends of the distinguished travelers were
on hand to meet them. General Passenger
Atent O. W. Ruggles had the private car
switched to the Northwestern depot, where
it was attached to the overland flyer and
left at 10:30 o'clock for the coast.
Clans Spreckels and family are return
ing from a six months' tour of Europe,
aud are in the best of health. He has
been watching closely the industrial con
ditions in his travels, and says that the
signs of recurning prosperity are to be
seen on every hand. He was met in New
York by his son and Mr. Shortridge, who
act as escort ou the trip West.
While in New York Mr. Shortridge and
Mr. Spreckols held long conferences with
Platt, Quay, Clarkson and other prom
inent Republicans regarding the National
Convention being held in San Francisco.
They made a strong and gallant fieht for
the City by the Golden Gate, and if the
National Convention is held in San Fran
cisco it will be due to their combined
effort and nothing else. Mr. Shortridge
said that Mr. Quay was with Pittsburg in
its fight against Chicago and San Francisco,
while Platt was for Chicago unqualifiedly,
while Mr. Clarkson was pulling hard for
San Francisco, with twenty-two delegates
at his back out of rifty-six, and the coast
was liable to come out a winner.
JOSEPH SIM OX'S CHOICE.
Oregon's CotnmUteeman Favors San
f'ranrineo Against Chicago.
PORTLAND, Ok., Oct. 26.-Jo*eph Si
mon, member of the Republican National
Committee for Oregon, when asked as to
his preference of cities for the National
Convention next year, replied that his first
cboice was San Francisco, with Chicago as
"I have frequently stated that I will
favor San Francisco for the convention,"
said Mr. Simon, "and I am more favorable
to the proposition now than before. The
convention ouv;lit to come West, and I am
informed that San Francisicu's efforts to
secure the convention are liable to meet
"If we can't bring tha conyention to
the coast I am in iaTorof Chicago. "Mr.
Simon hopes that he will be able to gat
away from business long enough in De
cember so he can attend tna mettinj of
the National Committee at Washington
City, when he will exercise his influence
for San Francisco.
Members of the Oregon Press Associa
tion left on the overland la«t night for San
Francisco as fraternal delegates to the Cal
ifornia Press Association, which convenes
in that city to-day. These gentlemen,
while holding different political faith,
favor holding the National Republican
Convention in San Francisco.
JLOS ASGSLES AVVROTAZ.
The Record Lays Uown Some Cold Tacts
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 20.— The
Evening Record said editorially last night :
The San Francisco Call is fighting a splendid
fight to «et th« next Republican National Con
vention at San Francisco. The Call has con
tributed §10,000 towr.rd such convention.
This i 3 an issue that rigei far above the parti
san plane, so far as California is concerned,
and every paper in the State, not only Retmb
lican, but Democratic, Prohibitionist, Popu
list, Mugwump, etc., ou?ht to join in The
Call's fight with full mipht and m«.in. The
convention ought to be held in San Francisco.
The great parties bava never given Cahfor
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changos in th© weather P©o-
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in shirt, waists, ladies in sum-
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all contribute toward their por-
tion of colds.
The greater number who es-
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which is a true preventive and
With a bottle of "77" in your
pocket as a Protector, particu-
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and after violent exercise, such
as bicycl* riding, you can feel
safe and secure from taking
"77" will "break up" a cold
that "hangs on."
Dr Humphreys puts up a specific for every dis-
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nia enough recognition. California can com
pel more than she has had. Put the screws
on and get up steam, and if any Demo
cratic paper fails to raise its voice be
cause of partisan jealousy it ought to gooff
and make faces at the coyotes and other things
that howl and howl and howl. The Examiner,
Democratic, has set the proper pace for the
other Democratic dailies.
STATE PRESS OPINIONS.
Plenty of Aid and Encouragement From the
Interior Papers of California Con
tinue to Pour In.
If the subscription of $100,000 in coin or
more is all that is required to induce the Re
publican National Committee to determine
upon naming San Francisco as the convention
city, the contest for that honor may be said to
be over before it has fairly been begun. Three
newipapers alone in San Francisco have sub
scribed a total of $25,000— The Call $10,000,
the Examiner $7500 and the Chronicle $7500
—and other subscriptions bring the amount up
to $50,000. The additional $50,000 has been
promised by individual*, clubs and associa
tions whose word is as good as their bond, and
there is no question that within another w«ek
the entire $100,000 will have been subscribed.
Fortunately a few earnest Republicans, who
are equally loyal and enthubiastic Califor
nians, are in a position to appeal directly to
the individual members of the National Com
mittee. Their arguments so far have received
careful consideration. Many members of the
committee have already pledged themselves to
support the claims of Pan Francisco. Since
February last, at which time The Call began
the figitatiou in behalf of Pan Francisco, the
sentiment among them in favor of Ban Fran
cisco has been steadily growing. It i* an
nounced that seventeen members of the com
mittee are now with San Francisco, and
twenty- five votes ara necessary to a choice.
But Platt, who is a power in New York, favors
Chicago, and Senator Quay, who leads the
party in Pennsylvania, is working for Pitts
burg. If they combine fojees and agree upon
either of those cities there will be small chauce
for San Francisco.
But there is one advantage- possessed by San
Francisco that no other city in the (Talon can
claim. Many members of the committee and
hundreds of politicians in the East would like
nothing better than to risit California, of
which they have heard so much. They would
be glad to have the convention held In San
Francisco, as that would give them the coveted
opportunity to see what California is like. Low
railroad rutes in Connection with the conven
tion would be a great inducement. So that,
considering all the factors in the problem, tha
conclusion must be that San Francisco has an
even chance with Chicago and Pitt*burg to
win the prize.— San Jos* Mercury.
The people of San Francisco are thoroughly
in earnest in the effort to secure tha National
Republican Convention next year. The Call
and Chronicle, having agreed to shake hands
across the abysm of their rivalries, hava to
gether contributed $17,500 to the fund which
will be needed to defray expenses, and the Ex
aminer, a Democratic newspaper, opens the
ball in the camp of the enemy with its own
subscription of $7500.
Iftho example set by the leading newspa
pers of both political faiths is followed by the
wealthy Republicans and Democrats of the
City San Francisco may secure the convention;
and, f hould this fortunately occur, it would
eccomplish more than any other influence at
the present time to strengthen the bond ot
brotherhood and patriotism between the people
of the Atlantic and those of the Pacific coasts.
It has been estimated that only $100,000
will be required to obtain the convention for
California, but this figure is probably much
too small, in view of the fact that Pittsburg
has already agreed to raise $150,000. and that
Chicago, Minneapolis and other cities will
wage aggressive competition for the honor and
the benefits to b» derived.
If the convention does meet in San Fran-
Cisco many of the delegates and their friends
will, without doubt, take the opportunity to
visit Stockton and other interior cities, and
this would prove a greater advantage to this
community than many years of ordinary travel
could confer. — Stockton Record.
It Is certain that no National Convention
ARE YOU A LABORER ?
If so you know how hard It ls-to earn an honest
dollar, and you should know how to spend it, and
it's time you should know that ye give y«u tho
most for your money.
ARE YOU A MECHANIC?
Then you should appreciate the low prlc'e we sell
groceries. You should trade with us to save money.
ARE YOU A MERCHANT?
Then you know that the house that splls the
cheapest is the house that nets the trade. Our
Glcadily increasing trade is sufiicient evidence thut
ours is the house to trade with.
ARE YOU A CAPITALIST?
If so it's no reason you should pay fancy prices
for groceries. -;-■-.."-:,
10-Ib.Pall Rex Brand Pure I.ard 75c
10 Qii Good CooWnic Raisins for 25c
Etalof Xorth Carolina Plug Cut Tobacco... 4sc a 1b
Genuine Imported Holland Herring ' (all
Milchner) 65c a keg
Key West Havana Cigars (this week only) 50
in a box $195
'JO lbs Choicest Rice for *si 00
Fresh Eggs 25c a dor.en
Table Butter 30c a roll
Fresh Ground Coffee, pours like streams of
gold 25c a B>
Gordon A Dillworth's new process Tomato
Catsup We a bottle
Odorless Parlor Matches 6c a dozen coxes
31 lbs Extra Fine White Granulated Sugar
for $1 00
Eagle Brand Condensed Milk 15c a can
Crosie A Blackweil's Lucca Oil. 1arge51ze.......60c
Genuine Imported French Sardines, 3 cans
Dundee Scotch Marmalade .........20c per pot
Cnoicest French Candles... SOc a pound
Jelly Beans 15c pound
Choice Broken Candies 10c a pound
All leading brands Chewing Gum, 2 pack-
ages for 8c
Duffy't Malt Whisky 80c a bottle
Cutter's vVhigky... 80c abottle
fiurke's Irish or Scotch Whisky $1 abottle
Btewart's Malt Whisky 65c abostle
Kentucky Bourbon Whisky.. 85c a bottle
Five-year-old Port or Sherry 80c a gallon
Six-year-old Straight WhisKy 3 a gallon
Three-year-old Claret 30c a gallon
All popular brands of Tobacco, two packages
Old Dominion Cigarettes, eight packages for.. 25c
Brlghts, Dukes and Vanity Fair Cigarettes,
six packages for.. '. 350
Pet Cigarettes, four packages for 25c
Key West Havmna Cigars, 6c each, $2 25 a
box of 50; worth double.
".La Semilla," Seed and Havana Cigar, full
Londres size, 6c each, $'J 25 a box of 50;
"La Margarita," clear Havana 'wrapper and
filler, full Rothschild size, three f0r........ 2Sc
A full Tina of Agate Ware at 30
per cent less than regular price.
20 lbs Fine French Prunes for $1 00
IS lbs Pitted Plums for 1 00
10 cans Choicest East-era Sugar Corn f0r..... 1 00
10 cans unsweetened Condensed Milk f0r..... 1 00
■ 6 lbs Good Ground Coffee for 1 00
• 4 lbs ChoiceGreund Coffee for -1 00
6 lbs Good Mixed Tea f0r............; 1 00
4 lbs Cheice Family Mixed Tea f0r.... 1 00 i
13 packages Condensed Mince Meat for 1 (10
15 1-lb packages Cornstarch for l 00
5 cans Binder's Celebrated Soups for. l oo
35 bars Best Laundry Soap for ..■..•.:...... 100
25 lbs Sago or Tapioca f0r....... l 00
30 lbs new Beans f0r..... 1 00
20 lbs Fine Raisins f0r...... l oo
6 large ; S-tt» cans • Whole Preserved Pine- ■
apple for i 00
Monthly Catalogue Sent Free Everywhere.
Wholesale and Retail Grocer,
Between Fifth and Sixth.
will come to San Francisco without the ask
ing. That must be accentuated with a great
deal of money. AVhea Chicago wants any
thing it not only asks for it, but goes right to
work n* if there could not be any other than suc
cessful result, fan Francisco is moving for the
National Republican Conr«ntion. It imay not
get it, but it is worth making the effort. Up to
this time there does not appear t» be any
strong opposition to tlie plan. It will require
a great deal of money and a great deal mi hard
work to meat the competition that will de
velop later on.
Why should not a National convention come
to the Pacific Coast? There is a graat empire
growing up here. It will do strong men food
to look out on the Pacific and to look up at the
mountains. It is no longer an isolated coun
try, but is within speaking distance of all the
great commercial and political center* of the
world. There would be such a royal hospitality
here as was nev«r extended to any convention
held east of th« .Rocky Mountains.— Oakland
May lie Built Here.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 26.-Sec
retary Herbert, having decided not to
grant the contract for the one gunboat to a
Detroit firm on account of the English
treaty forbidding the construction of war
boats on the great lake*, the Union Iron
Works will probably get this contract,
making two gunboats to W built by Mr.
LONG AND SHORT HAULS
Froceedinfs Against Unjust
Tariffs in the Colo-
Greater Rates Charged Be
tween Chicago and Colorado
Points Than Terminals.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Oct. 26.— The
proceedings initiated by the Interstate
Commerce Commission against railroads
in Colorado traffic involve a greater num
ber of corporations than wer« ever before
known in one action before that body.
Colonel Morrison, chairman of the com
mission, to-day said to a reporter for The
United Press that the commission had
acted upon numerous complaints, •spe
cially from th« State of lowa.
"Theis complaint* plainly show," said
Colonel Morrison, "that a grtater rate was
being charged to points between Chicago
and Colorado than to those terminal!,
and we notified the companies, in pur
suance to the authority Riyen us in the
law, to answer in fourteen days to the
charge that the tariffs were a violation of
the fourth section of the law. The short
time tims given wa» named by the com
mission, because the roads had acted hastily
and without the usual notice to the public
in proclaiming the tariffs."
"The Sania Fe road was the first road to
make the open tariff," said Colonel Mor
rison," "and then the people of lowa.
Nebraska, Kansas and Northern Missouri
complained that it was an outrageous im
position to compel them to pay higher
rates on freights than farther western
points and that it was a violation of
Colonel Morrison said that th« commis
sion could do no more than issue an order
requiring the roads to desist from using
the tariff. If they refused, then the courts
must take the matter in hand. "That
makes a lawsuit," he continued, "with its
consequent delay. The result usually is
long before the courts pet around to
a trial some agreement has been
reached by the roads which does away
with the offense upon which the prosecu
tion is based."
That the SULLIVAN SHOEHOUSE was
crowded all last week with buyers, who I bought
readily and were pleased with the amount they
saved on their purchase
1 OUR PRICES ARE THE LOWEST.
That all the other dealers complained ef dullness
ProTes that our low prices are ■ a great
That special shoe buys are bright, new styles, tn
uonnstly made shoes, pleasing to both the eves
and foat, and sold to you at the same prices Oth»r
dealers ask for old left-on-the-shelf styles. OUR
REASON fer thla Is to clearly demonstrate that
vttt? SELL SHOES AT PRICES THAT IN-
That w« are Just 100 feet sonth of Market street,
where rents are Just one-Unth of what the other
big dealers pay,
IS ANOTHER GOOD REASON WHY
WE CAN AFFORI> TO SELL OUR
SHOES LOWER THAN THE OTHERS.
FOR TIONDAY AND TUESDAY.
SPECIAL NO. 1. " "
LADIES' FINE KID BUTTON, in
1 cloth or kid top, made «n either nar-
row, square or pointed toes, andfl*! Crt
flexible sewed soles. «Jpx.UV/
SPECIAL NO. 9.'
LADIES' FINE FRENCH KID BUT-
TON, all of the late nhape toes, cloth <B>O fif\
or kid tops and flexible sewed soles.. «JpZ. vVJ
SPECIAL NO. S.
LADIES ELEGANT FRENCH KID
■UTTON, for dress, all of the latest (JfcO Kft
shape toes, cloth •rkid t«ps is£.O\J
SPECIAL NO. 4. r ~~ . ■
LAIRD'S FINEST FRENCH KID,
button or lace, with genuine llpht
hand-s«wed turn soles, .in all the
late pretty shapes, either cleth or
kid topi. The** shoes are sold
•• everywhere at fS, still our special fljQ (\f\
price will be «JpO.l/U
SPECIAL NO. 5. ~"
LADIES' FINEST PATENT LEATH-
KK BUTTON, with genuine Louis
XV French hea'n. peinted toes and
flue cloth lops. These shoes always
sell at f«, and the special price qj»Q 9X
will be :. <jdO.-*0
SPECIAL NO. 8. " ~
THE SULLIVAN SCHOOL SHOE for
children, the best wearing shoe (T»l f\f\
SPECIAL NO. 7.
LADIES' FINE FRENCH KID
SOUTHERN TIES, all skapes, HKht QO f\(\
hand-sewed 501e5........:...... tJ^.UV
SPECIAL NO. 8.
LADIE«' FINE FRENCH KID OX-
FORDS, cloth or kid tops, all style XA
toes, haad-turn 501e5..... , <PX.OU
i Country orders on the abov* csust be dated be-
fore Tuesday, October 29. -
THE SULLIVAN CATALOGUE SENT FREE
everywhere for the asking. _
18, 20 and 22 Fourth St.
JUST BELOW MARKET.
FROM BUENOS AYRES
Spaniards Arrive to Fight
Against the Cuban
given a big welcome.
They Will Be attached to the
regular forces and sent
EIGHT HUNDBED VOLUNTEERS.
Spain Has No Claim Upon the
Men, but They Are Very
SANTIAGO Dr CUBA. Oct. 16.— 0n the
9th inst. the steamer San Francisco of the
Spanish Trans-Atlantic Company arrived
here from Buenos Ayres, Argentina, and
embarked 8(30 Spaniards and descendants
of Spaniards who had offered their ser
vices to fight for Spain in Cuba. They
were accorded a most enthusiastic wel
come. It was a gala day in this, the old
est city in the Spanish West Indies. The
leading club of the city, "El Circulo Es
panol,' furnished refreshments for officers
and men. After full justice had been done
to the club's hospitality, the men fell in
and marcbed to their quarters in the
Reina Mercedes and San Francisco bar
Later they will be detailed in companies
and attached to the regular forces. Their
arrival attracted much attention. One
Led by the home nation they entered
the Spanish army in Cuba. Spain had no
claim on them, as they Jived without her
jurisdiction. Many of them were infanta
when taken to Argentine Republic. They
were tired with patriotism. Many left
bu«n«ss interests and property to enter
the ranks of the Spanish army, to offer
their blood and lives in defense of Spain's
In addition to these volunteers the
steamer San Francisco brought an officer
and a small detachment of the Leon Regi
ment, which will be followed by the whole
regiment from Porto Rico.
Will leave, day of sale, San Francisco, foot Market
St., at 8:30 a. it.; leave Oakland. First and Broad-
way, at 9 o'clock a. m. ; leave San Jose, via Nilea,
9 o'clock a. v.
$2.50 ■ ROUSD TRIP TICKETS ■ $2.50
SPECIAL RATES WILL BE MADE
From Merced, Fremo, Modesto, Sacramento and
The Fifth Regiment Band will accompany the
excursion. ; - .
Long Credit .
IN THE CITY OF
THE CHICAGO OF CALIFORNIA.
WE WILL SELL
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1895,
At 2 o'clock r. v., upon the ground,
275 Large Lots 275
In the City of Stockton. .
LOXG CREDIT. LONG CREDIT.
Only ona-flfth cash; balance In
four equal yaar'y payments, with
lnt«r«st at tha rata of 7 par c*»nt per
annum, payable seml-annually.
An opportnnitr of your lifetime to make an In-
vestment either" for home or speculation.
THK FIKST PASBEKGKR STATION of the
"CORRAL Hul.l-OW" RAILROAD will be lo-
cated within less than 300 feet of this elegant prop-
T'lIE JACKSON HOMESTEAD is anrronndPd
by handsome improvements. The terminus of the
San Joaquln Valley Railroad, with U» extensive
workshops and th«'sblpping depot, Is located near
THE KH£CTRIC-CaRS, which run throuzh th«
very center of th» city, pas« through this tract.
THE NATI'BAL-Ui9 WELLS are upon the
THK JACKSON nOMF-STEAD id less than five
minutes' ride to the center of the city.
The renowned JACKSON BATHS adjoin this
Do not fail to attend this
Grand Auction Sale.
l"or full particulars, maps, etc., apply to