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THE RIGHT OF
Mass-Meeting of Socialists
, at Seventh and Mar-
EIGHT ARE ARRESTED.
They Are Charged With Ob
structing the Street and Dis
turbing the Peace.
INDIGNITY OFFERED THE FLAG
Indignation Meeting Held at Socialist
Headquarters and Future Ac
tion Decided Upon.
The Socialists are determined to fight
for the liberty of free speech notwith
standing the decision of the jury in Judge
Low's court on Fridy convicting William
Edlin for obstructing the sidewalk. Edlin
appeared for sentence yesterday morning
and was fined $5 with the alternative of 24
hours in jail.
In view of Ediin's conviction a mass
meeting of Socialists was called for last
night at the corner of Seventh and Market
streets. They began to gather before 8
o'clock and by that hour there was a fair
The trustees of the Odd Fellows' Hall
Association were holding a meeting and
when the speaking commenced on the
street they sent word to police headquar
ters that they could not Lear themselves
talking. They went outside and when
they saw the crowd they sent word to
police headquarters that the sidewalk was
beins obstructed. Captain Spillane was
notified by telephone and he sent Police
men Whalen, O'Connor and Jackson to
see tbat the law was not being violated.
William Costley had opened the meet
ing and spoke for about fifteen minutes,
Btandine upon a chair a few feet from the
edge of the sidewalk. He was followed by
E. T. Kingßl*y, a cripple, who is the nom
inee for Congress of the Socialist Labor
party in the Fourth Congressional Dis
trict. He had just commenced his ad
dress when ihe policemen arrived. They
were joined by Policemen ODea, the of
ficer on the beat, and the four pushed
their way through the crowd and Whalen
told Kingsley to move on and not obstruct
"Why?" asked Kingsley.
Without giving him an answer they
dragged him roughly from the chair and
placed him under arrest. Kingsley re
monstrated, and claimed that they were
using their privilege as American citizens
to peacefully assemble and discuss their
grievances. Costley also protested and
was placed under arrest.
As soon as Kingsley was dragged from
the chair George Speed mounted the ros
trum; but he had only uttered a few
words when he was also pulled down and
placed under arrest. George Aspden, M.
Speeney, J. Postler and E. Lux followed
in succession, and were treated in a sim
ilar manner. Then the seven were
marched down to Seventh and Mission
streets, where the patrol wagon was sum
moned from the Southern station.
When the wagon arrived they were
bundled into it, and the wagon was driven
to Seventh and Market. T. Anthony was
addressing the meeting at the time, and
he had an American flag in his hand. The
officers drauved him off the chair, and
one of them tore the flag out of his hands
and was in the act of throwing it on tne
street, when another officer grabbed it
from him and saved it from being dishon
ored. A howl of indignation went up at
the indignity shown the stars and stripes.
As the wagon started off for the South
ern station some one yelled, "Three cheers
for socialism !" and the crowd joined in
lustily. Then some one started in to sing
At the Southern station each of the
eight men arrested was booked on charges
of obstructing the street and disturbing
the peace. They promptly gave $20 bail
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A meeting was afterward held at the
headquarters of the Socialist Labor party,
at which the action of the police in mak
ing the arrests was denounced. It was
also decided to communicate with the
labor unions, the Civic Federation, the
Woman's Suffrage Club and other oraam
zacions, asking them to attend a public
mass-meeting at an early date to discuss
the interf- rence with the liberty of free
speech accorded every American 1 citizen
by the constitution. These bodies will be
asked to co-operate with the Socialistic
Labor party on t is question.
It was also decided to hold another
mass-meeting this afternoon at Seventh
and Market streets.
"We will hold another meeting on the
corner of Seventh and Market streets at 2
o'clock to-morrow." said William Costley
last evening. "We are not transgressing
the laws and will tight tne case to the biiter
BARRY FOR FREEDOM.
The Editor, With Others, Expresses
Strong Condemnation of Any In
fringement of Free Speech.
A fine of $5 was imposed by Police Judge
Low yesterday morning on William Edlin,
the young socialist who was found guilty
by a jury the day before yesterday of ob
structing the sidewalk by a speech at
Sixth and Folsom streets on the evening
of August 2, He paid the fine and will go
out and make more speeches.
Ediin's attorney. Arnold W. Liechti, is
the nominee of the Socialist Labor party
for District Attorney of the City and
County of San Francisco. He said yes
terday that he believes in socialism, but
that there are some things in the platform
of the party which he does not indorse.
He said: "I intended to take an appeal
from the verdict to the Superior Court and
if necessary to the Supreme Court to test
the principle, but I find the court sten
ographer had not taken the testimony and
consequently I could get no transcript.
Doubtless there will be more arrests of
Socialist Labor party speakers, and an ap
peal will then be taken to see whether free
speech still obtains in this country or
whether it does not."
When asked yesterday afternoon for his
opinion on the case of Edlin James H.
Barry said :
"I am not in sympathy with the views
of the Socialist Labor party, but I declare
it is outrageous to deny the right of a man
who is to speak and to arrest him. This
i man appears to have been interfering with
nobody and was exercising his right under
the constitution, till the policeman came
I along and took it away. Street lakers can
erect stands in the streets and obstruct the
sidewalks, but when a man mounts on a
chair and expresses his political views —
views that are probably not in accord with
the political affiliations of the authorities
— he is arrested and put in jail.
"The right of free speech and of a free
press should be maintained. If it is
throttled the Republic is in danger. We
want none of the autocracy of the Czar of
the Russias here. 1 think the arrest of
this man was a wrong — more than that.
1 repeat it was outrageous. Make that
strong. He was interfering with nobody's
rights. An injury was done to him, and
when an injury is done to one of the body
politic there is an injury to all.
"I am heartily in sympathy," concluded
Mr. Barry, ''with the resolutions offered
at the Trades Council meeting last night
by the delegates of the defense associa
tion and adopted by the Trades Council.
I am a member of that association, and as
a member I think some further aud pub
lic action should be taken in regard to
the arrest of this man. Suppose lam a
poor man, and that is not altogether a
supposition. I have no money to hire a
hall. I believe in educatine the people — I
believe in teaching them as Je>us Christ
did, from the highways and the byways,
and from the housetops."
I.J.Truman said: "I am certainly in
favor of free speech. ' The constitution
gives that right to every man. I think
public speeches ought to be made, and
could be made, so as not to interfere wiih
the rights of others. lam not opposed to
public meetings, out if you were a business
man you would not want meetings to be
held so as to cause a loss of $5 or $6. Let
public meetings be held, but let them be
conducted so as not to interfere with the
rights of others. I do not know whether
the speaker obstructed the sidewalk or
C. B. Perkins said : "I am for free speech
at any time and all times. That is a right
that is guaranteed by the constitution of
the United States, and, I believe, by the
constitution of our own State, and every
man should be protected in this right,
whether he happens to be an orator of the
Socialist Labor party, the Republican
party, or tne Democratic or Prohibition
party. But I do not believe any man or
party has a right to get upon a chair, as
semble a crowd and injure the trade of a
man who pays taxes. Let them select
places where business would not be inter
fered with. For instance, the place sug
gested by Judge Low — at the statue near
the City Hall. But I am opposed to
abridging the right of any man 10 free
Permanent Organization Formed to Get
Next Year's National Coveutlon
for This City.
The letter-carriers of this City met in
Judge Conlan's courtroom last night and
formed an organization for the purpose of
securing the National Association of Let
ter-carriers' convention for tnis City in
The meeting was called to order by
Thoncas C. Finnegan, and after he had ex
plained its object the carriers formed
themselves into a permanent organiza
tion. John L. Meares was elected presi
dent by acclamation, and in the course of
his remarks he assured the association
that be was heart and soul in favor of this
great undertaking, and assured the car
riers of the support of Postmaeter Me-
The Seventh Annual Conference will
assemble at Grand Rapids, Mich., Sep
tember?, when several bills of vital im
portance will be considered.
Letters were read from different Eastern
cities pledging their support 10 the pro
ject. New York promised seventy votes,
State of Michigan forty-nine, and s"o on to
the west of the Rockies. The Pacific
Slope will send a delegate from nearly
every city, California alone sending ten.
The following will represent this City:
J. S. Sullivan, B. Frank Ames and R. M.
Roche. They will leave August 30 and on
the night betore their departure a grand
entertainment will be given in Native
The other officers elected for the perma
nent organization were: Vice-President,
James H. Smith; secretary, Conrad Trie
ber; treasurer, Thomas C. Finnegan;
financial secretary, J. C. Levey; serjeant
at-arms, Ike Holz; directors, Louis E.
Brown, J. J. Maner and Fred Rollins.
Warning to the Public.
Diphtheria is now prevailing, and in
most cases is caused by gsrms in impure
drinking water. You can prevent this
disease from entering your homes by rent
ins a Pasteur Germ-proof Water-fliter, for
10 cents per month. Put up on thirty
days' trial free of cost. The public in
vited to see these filters now on exhibi
tion. Charles Brown & Son, sole agents,
807 Market street. Flood building.
An Election Bet.
: Sol Berliner offers to make a wager with any
Democrat, Populist or silver man on the re
sult of the National election. i; His . proposition
Is that the losing better shall trundle the
winner in > a wheelbarrow from ~i the : Palace
Hotel or vicinity ■ over : a route .-. to ,be deter
mined, rain ! or ; shine. Bo contestants must
wear light linen suits. A committee will take
up a collection 'along: the route, the proceeds
to be donated to the > orphan '■ asylums. Ber
liner is betting that McKinley and Hobart will
carry , this State. . He may ; be found - at ' 820
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 1896.
Satisfaction Over the
Award of the Scannell
HE LOVED BRAVE DEEDS
The Deceased Chief Appreciated
the Good Work of His
ALL HOPED FOR TH£ TROPHY
An Engrossed Resolution Will Be a
Part of the Honor Conferred
on the Engineer.
The friends of John Wills, both in and
out of the Fire Department, were most
agreeably surprised yesterday when they
learned through The Call that the gallant
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DISTRICT ENGINEER JOHN WILLS.
district engineer was to receive the coveted
decoration of the Scannell medal, the first
to be given out to a fireman under the
provisions of the old fire chief's will. The
deceased head of the department was a
lover of brave deeds. Despite his bluff
manner and short and occasionally pro
fane manner of delivering his commands,
particularly during the progress of a con
flagration, he was idolized by his men, each
of whom hoped to be the one to proudly
wear the emblem of heroism on his
Still all agree that Wills, by his gallant
rescue of helpless women from the
wrecked Fifth-street lodging-house, when
tottering walls and creaking timbers gave
warning of further danger, was entitled
fully to the medal, and there will be none
to grudge the honor when he first wears
The heads of the department, too, are
gl&d that the honor fell to .Wills, for his
service has been long and faithful and he
is considered one of the most efficient fire
men in the employ of the municipality.
Few aside from Chief Sullivan and the
The Medal of Honor.
trustees of the fund left by Chief Scannell
have seen the medal, but from one of these
a description of the decoration has been
The scene when the trophy is pinned on
Wills' breast at the meeting of the Fire
Commissioners on Thursday evening nnetx t
will probably be an impressive one, for
such occurrences are uncommon in the
careers of those who risk tbeir lives to sa ve
those of others, and all will feel tfhe sol
emnity of the occasion when carrying out
one of the last wishes of their deceased
chief and honoring one of tnose wuom he
loved and respected.
An engrossed resolution will be pre
sented to Engineer Wills with the medal.-
A SCHOOL COUNCIL.
The First Meeting Culminated in an
Some time ago the City Board of Educa
tion conceived that it would be a good idea
to have a Council of Education to look
after the wants of the public schools and
to suggest whatever improvemjnts they
may deem necessary.
The suggestion was made by the Board
of Education, inspired by some unknown
persons, that the 900 and more teachers in
the public schools of this City should
select one representative for every ten
teachers ; that those representatives should
hold a meeting and select five of their
number to constitute the Council of
Th« meeting was held in the auditorium
of the Girls' High School yesterday morn
ing, but only about twenty delegates ap
peared, the majority of whom were princi
pals of schools. Owing to the poor attend
ance no business was transacted, and tne
It leaked out afterward that the proposi
tion is not favored by the teachers of this
City. The majority of them say that it
savors too much of politics, thai the com
mittee is likely to be one-sided, and that
what would be good for one school would
not be good for another. They say
also that it is the duty of the Board of
Education to look after the schools, and
not to delegate that duty to a council or a
Another attempt will be made in the
chambers of the Board of Education »t
3:45 P. M. next Thursday.
BUCKLEY SILVER CLUBS.
The Process of Organization Goes On
Through the City.
The Buckleyites orgauized many more
of their silver clubs throughout the City
last night and each club adopted resolu
tions making application for membership
in the proposed association of silver clubs
into which all these clubs are to be gath
ered in the "very near future.
The South Side Free-silver Club of the
Twenty-ninth District, the third club to
be organized in this district, elected the
President, Thomas Lawler; vice-presidents,
R. J. O'Keilly and Adolph Moeller; secretary,
Bobart Mcford; treasurer, J. J. Donnegan;
executive committee — P. McDonald, Bryan
Connors, J. Buchanan, Ed Donohue, John
The Bryan ana Bewail Free-silver Club
of the Thirty-third District organized as
follows: President, Dr. D. B. Todd; vice
presidents, D. Sylvester and Christopher
Mangels; secretary, Patrick Flaherty;
treasurer, F. L. Zimmerman.
The Richard P. Bland Free-silver Club
of the Thirty-ninth District organized as
follows: President, James B. Brooks;
vic-presidents, Fred Browning and Ed
ward Healey; secretary, P. Callahan;
treasurer, John McCarthy; executive com
mittee — James Murther, John Moran, P.
H. Lawranson, Joseph Mann.
At the organization of Bryan and Sew
all Freo-silver Club No. 1 of the Thirty
third District the following officers were
elected: President, Eugene J. Crane;
vice - presidents, Michel Rioardan and
Arthur Ahem; secretary, James Sullivan;
treasurer, John Altimus.
The Stephen M. White Club of the
Twenty-eighth Assembly District was or
ganized last evening. The officers are:
Presiaent, Lawrence Buckley; vice-presi
dents, Peter Brown, Daniel McKiernan,
M. Brown, J. H. Dolan, P. J. Keegau ;
secretary, James Murphy; treasurer,
James Daly. A resolution was passed
authorizing application for admission to
the association of free coinage clubs.
McKiernan and Heany disclaimed all
connection with the Jeter wing's silver
POPULISTS ELECT KINNE
County Committee Fills a Vacancy and
Decides Upon Nightly Meetings
in a Big lent.
The County Committee of the People's
party met last night in Mozart Hall, 1358
Market street, and after resolving itself
into a county convention elected A. B.
Kinne to membership in the State Central
Committee to fill the vacancy caused by
the recent resignation of J. D. Thompson.
The assemblage also decided to hold a
public Populist meeting next Wednesday
night, corner of Ninth and Market streets,
in a large tent now on the premises. The
free use ot thf tent until the (irst of next
month was offered by Mr. Tingman, an
enthusiast, who says he wants to see a
rousing Populist meeting there every
A committee consisting of W. E. Walker,
George D. Gillispie, B. G. Haskill, E. 8.
Barney, J. A. Anthony, W. J. Gre j r and
TJ. A. Lewis was appointed to canvass in
their respective districts for the purpose of
collecting a crowd for the initial meeting,
having electric lights put in the tent and
securing donations to the $20 or so neces
sary for the lighting. Twelve dollars of
the amount was at once subscribed last
night. The intention is to collect a dollar
or two each night Irom the audience and
thus pay for the rent of the tent, some $40
a month, from September 1 until election
The election of a man to the vacancy in
the State Central Committee gave occa
sion for a prolonged wrangle, that finally
resulted in the nomination of A. B. Kinne
and U. A. L^wis. Kinne received nine
teen votes and Lewis eighteen, and
Haskell who had been leading a vigorous
indirect opposition to Kinne moved that
Kinne's nomination be made unanimous,
Lewis seconding the motion in a compli
mentary and conciliatory speech that did
much toward restoring harmony.
Then J. D. Thompson, the committee
man who had resigned, made complete ex
planation of his position and refuted the
insinuation that he had originally accepted
the place in order to get out and have
Kinne appointed. That restored peace
and tranquillity.anJ the convention turned
to the consideration ol a motion submitted
by Cator regarding district representa
tion. It was finally decided to lay the
matter over until next Saturday night.
" The county executive committee will
meet next Friday night, at 8 o'clock, in
Dr. Daywalt's office, on Market street.
Sanboen, Vail & Co. fina a steady improve
ment In their picture and frame business.
Thuir new lines of ready, framed pictures sell
ing at 50c, 75c, $1, $1 50, $2, $2 50, $3, $4
and $4 50, things that usually sell for double
the money, are giving new life to the picture
business. By framing pictures up in large
quantities we can make the price complete
less than you can buy the empty frames for.
Our new moldings In oaks and mat gilts for
trames hnve no equal in either quality or price
in this City. We also nave a lew specialties iv
cabinet and Paris panel frames made of one
inch molding, ivory finish with pink, blue
and delicate green shadings, thet sell at 40c
and 50c each, which are better and prettier
than anythinc sold at any time previous at $1
each. Come and see them. Saaborn, Vail &
Co., 741 Market street. •
BY FOREIGN LABOR
San Quentin Jute Mills
Lose $1000 Every
BY THE WILSON BILL.
Imported Grain Bags Are Sold
Cheaper Than the Prison's
WARDEN HALES TWO REPORTS
The Cost of Keeping Prisoners Was
Only a Trifle Over 30 Cents
Each a Day.
The State Prison Directors met yester
day at San Quentin, Messrs. Hayes, De
Pue and Wilkens being present.
Governor Budd requested the board to
prevent a deficit in finance in the follow
Sacramento, Aug. 3.
To the Honorable Board of State Prison Di
rectors — Gentlemen": Some six months Bgoa
question was raised beiore the Board of Exam
iners whether or not a deficiency would arise
in the State Prison. We were assured by mem
bers of your board that no deficiency would be
incurred. My latest information is, however,
that one is now threatened, and I therefore
desire to request you In time to prevent tne
same as I doubt whether you will be able to
get an allowance for the same should it be
asked. Yours truly. James H. Bodd.
Director De Pue said that with the con
sent of the board he would answer the
Governor and explain the situation. tie
claimed there would be no deficiency if
the 2,000.000 jute bags on hand could be
sold, and as there was no doubt about the
sale he felt confident teat the financial
affairs of San Quentin Prison would be
Regarding the condition of the jnte
department, Warden. Hale stated that
2,599,000 grain bags were on hand. Since
January 1, 1896, 3.020,535 bags had been
sold, 2.994,035 shipped, 26,500 sold and
awaiting shipment, 2,572,500 were on hand
available for immediate sale. The num
ber of sugar bags sold was 726,400, shipped
70,400, sold awaiting shipment 656.000, on
hand 225,500. to be manufactured 430,500.
There were 3566 bales of raw jute on hand,
a quantity sufficient to keep the mills
running till January 1, 1897.
The following testimonial, beautifully
engrossed; was signed and will be pre
sented to ex-Director Neff :
Whereas, The Hon. Jacob H. Neff, after
years of faithful service, has severed his con
nection with the State Board of Prison Direc
tors, and it is proper that this board should
place on record their appreciation of the
valuable services lendered by him,
Hesolved, By the State Board of Prison Di
rectors that lor the many years of gratuitous
services given by the Hon. Jacob H. Nefl to
the State prisons of California, for the careful
and painstaking attention he has given to ail
the different matters that came before him in
that capacity, for the kindness he has at all
times manifested lor the unfortunate persons
in prison over whom he had jurisdiction,
and for his kindly and courteous treatment
of all with whom he came in contact he
is deserving of and possesses the gratitude
of the people of the State of California.
In his intercourse with his colleagues on
the board, his gentlemanly conduct, his
high sense of honor, his unswerving integrity
of purpose, his wide knowledge of men and
affairs and his large fund of common-sense
made him an invaluable member, whose
counsels and assistance will be missed in all
the positions of honor and trust that he has
filled. He has ever attempted to perform his
duties faithfully, and in the difficult position
of a Stale Prison Director, which growing
cares have compelled him to resign, he is en
titled to the highest reward that can be paid
to a faithful officer. "Well done, good and
faithful servant." We wish him In all the
years that lie before him prosperity and happi
ness, acd snail ever view with pleasure our
association with him as a colleague.
Resolved, That this resolution be spread upon
the minutes of the board at San Quentin and
Warden Hale presented his reports for
the forty-sixth and forty-seventh fiscal
years. These reports included the yearly
statements from the captain of the yard,
the turnkey, the physician, the chaplain
and the prison clerk. According to the
Warden's showing, the net cost for each
man was $9 26 a month, or 30.45 cents a
day. The monthly average of prisoner*
for" the forty-sixth year was considerably
less than for the former year, it being
1287 Vi against 1351.
Director Wiltins interrupted the War
den with a remark regarding the commit
tal of prisoners from San Francisco. "Is
it not a fact," he asked, "that there are
scarcely any prisoners sent to San Quentin
from San Francisco? Nearly all convicts
from there are sent to Folsom. Is there
not some way by which we could bring
this to the attention of the Superior
Judges of San Francisco, so that more
prisoners might he committed to San
Quentin, where they are needed more
than at Folsom?"
One of the directors remarked that
Judge Wallace specified no particular
prison in committing convicts.
"The Sheriff gets two days' w ork out
of It when he takea a prisoner to Fol
som," the Warden remarKed. "And that
explains the predilection to Folsom."
Reading of the report was resumed. The
physician's statement showed an increase
in the number of deaths, which was ac
counted for by the prevalence of pulmon
ary troubles, three executions, one death
from a knife wound and one suicide. In
this connection a proper place for the care
and treatment of the partially insane con
victs was recommended.
The report for the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1896, contained some interesting
facts regarding the prison. During this
year 2,710,252 pounds of raw jute were
manufactured, and there was a loss of
181.337 pounds in manufacturing, or
6 691-1000 per cent. The net cost of oper
ating was $136,262 98; net sale%, $105,106 21)
total loss on goods sold, $12,288 45. Com
menting on this loss the Warden stated:
In the first place the Wilson tariff bill, which
went into effect two years ago, placed grain
bags made in foreign countries on the free list,
and while this had the effect of reducing' tne
price of such bags imported in 1895 it does not
appear to have had the same eflect upon the
price at which the raw material could then be
The selling price of the prison bags in 1894
was i})i cents, and at that figur. a small profit
was made even at the high price we had to
pay for the raw material. For the season of
1895, however, bags were imported from Cal
cutta at a greatly reduced figure, and while
your honorable board endeavored to keep up
the price so as to save this institution from
loss, fixing at first at 5 cents, then reducing it
to 4% and at last to 4.20 cents, the bag-dealers
and brokers of San Francisco arranged to
undersell us all alone and the consequence
was that the farmers did not place their orders
with us; our sales did not equal our manu
Other causes for the low price were the
short grain crop and the Ostrom act, fix
ing conditions of sale of bags. This law,
the Warden said, places ' the board always
at a disadvantage.
The turnkey's report gave the average
monthly number of prisoners for the year
as 1279%, as against 1216^ the previous
The resident physician recommended
enlarged and improved bathing facilities
for prisoners, and also a suitable ward for
the partially insane prisoners.
Notwithstanding the extra expense of
constructing a road in Marin County,
which had to be paid out of the general
appropriation fund, the gross cost 0? main
IINEW TO-DAT-DRT GOODS.
STORM SERGES !
FOR FALL WEAR!
46-LOT IMGO STORM SERGE 50e per yard
50-UCH INDIGO CHEVIOT SERGE 50e per pard
48-L\CH INDIGO STORM SERGE (French manufacture) . . . .
75c per yard
48-IJVCH INDIGO STOHM SERGE (wide wale). . . .75c per yard
54-nCH INDIGO CHEVIOT $1.00 per yard
56-INCH INDIGO STORM SERGE (English manufacture) . . . .
$1.25 per yard
56-INCH INDIGO TAILOR SERGE (English manufacture) ....
$1.75 per yard
75 pieces GENUINE INDIGO STORM SERGE, full 44 inches
wide Price, 40c per yard
WRITE FOR SAMPLES.
111, 113, 115, 117, 119, 121 POST STREET.
tenance was only 33 cents a day per capita.
On account of the loss in the jute depart
ment the net maintaining cost was
32 95-100 cents for the year p*»r capita.
FRUIT FOR CHARITY.
How a Big Glut of Produce Was Dis
posed Of by a Firm of Com
The tremendous glut of fruit that exists
on the water front at the present time
may be very hard on the shippers of the
produce when it becomes necessary to give
away or destroy tons, but it is like the
proverbial ill wind, for it has made glad
the hearts of the inmates ot the various
charitable institutions of the City.
Yesterday the crush was so great on
some of the wharves that the boxes could
scarcely be moved and more steamers
were expected at any time. It became
necessary to clear away a portion of the
fruit, and about 1000 b,oxes, half pears and
half peaches, as well as some tomatoes,
were about to be dumped overboard by
McDonough & Runyon, the commission
merchants. Just at that time Market In
spector Ben Davis happened along, mak
ing his rounds, p.nd the fate of the fruit
was speedily changed.
After a talk with the inspector the
charitable institutions mentioned were
notified that if they would send wagons
they could have all the pears and peaches
they wantnd free, and in consequence
many an orphan and invalid were the
guests of the commission men last even
ing. The overplus will be disposed of in
this manner hereafter. -
DUNCAN CHISHOLM DEAD
Passing of the Well-Known Contractor
Who Rebuilt St. Mary's College
Duncan Chisbolm, one of the oldest and
best-known contractors of this City, was
buried from his residence, 727 Ellis street,
where he died on Friday, yesterday. Mr.
Chisbolm was the contractor for the Mel
ville Hotel and also rebuilt St. Mary's Col
lege in Oakland after the fire that de
stroyed it several years ago.
He was very popular among bis many
friends and leaves a family to mourn his
loss. The deceased was a native of Nova
Scotia, aged 54 years. The interment was
in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
PATENT MEDICINES, RUBBER GOODS,
FINE WINES AND LIQUORS,
It's Expensive, But Here's a Snap:
Belmonts, 12y 2 c 5ize...... cut to 100
La Rosa. 12y c 5ize ...... . ..... ...... to 10c
Sanchez <& Hay a. 12y a size...*'..". ........cut to 10c
El Telegrapho," rjy 3 size/..r.'. ...... ..^;.cut to 100
General An bur, 100 straight, ......cut to 3 for 260
Genera! Buriislde, 10c straight.. ...cut to 3 for 25c
Figaro. 6c straight ;."..V.r. .'...'...:. '.cut to 6 for 25c
King B, 5 6c straight.....: ...... i.^cut to 6 for 26c
RETAIL AT WHOLESALE PRICES.
&7 £ m 4 ROOMS
%^ m <^r CONSISTING OF
PARLOR,BEDROOM I DININC-ROOM,KITCHEM
Tapestry Brussels, per yard 50 Cents
OilCloth, per yard 25 Cent*
Matting, per yard ......1O Cents
Solid Oak Bed Suit, 7 pieces 825 00
Solid Oak Folding Bed, with Mirror 825 OO
410 POST ST., above Powell
FonT-Room Catalogues Mailed Free.
f£J" Free Packing and Delivery acrou the Bar.
BtTBXNEBB COLLEGE, 24 POST ST., SAN
-U Francisco— Bookkeeping, penmanship, busi-
ness practice, i shorthand (Human), typewriting,
telegraphy, modern languages, English branches
acd everything pertaining to a business education
rapidly taught. Department of Electrical En-
ghieering In operation. : Individual Instruction, 20
teachers. Night sessions. . Students can commence
at any time. Thousands of graduates in positions.
Write for catalogue. _^
IN FIVE WEEKS!
PROF. W. IRVING COLBY
WILL GIVE- — -
IN Y. M. C. A. LECTURE HALL
Friday and Saturday, August 21 and 23,
at 4 and 8 P. M.
Prof. Colby has taught 10,<'00 people to speak
German by his unsurpassed system. Indorsed by
the press and public everywhere. Learner attends
one hour daily and no study required. Be sure
and attend the opening free lectures.
PREPARATORY SCHOOL FOR THE tTWI-
• X versify. Law and Medical Colleges. > Accredited
with Stanford, Cooper, etc, Many students have
been successfully prepared at this school. Day and
evening sessions. ■ References, President Jordan
or any Stanford professor. Pbelan building, N'os.
333-335. PROP. L. H. GiI AU, Principal, late of
Stanford University. .-.■■■
MISS BOLTE'S SCHOOL,
OOQ7 SACRAMENTO ST.— BOARD, . EN3-
__■<:> % lish, perfect mastery of French and Ger-
man, thorough musical training, dancing; 30 per
month; new term July 27; coach.
MISS WEST'S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS,
f)ni/1 VAN NESS AVK— TWENTY-THIRD
ZUlrt year opens August 19. Certificate ad-
mits to Vassar, Smith and Wellesley Colleges.
Bouse pupils limited to fourteen.- Kindergarten
connected with the school.
ST. MATTHEW'S FOR BOYS.
mWO MILES FROM SAN MATEO; THIRTY-
' X first year. " For catalogue address RKV. AL-
FRED,LEE BREWER, D.D.. Rector, Ban Mateo,
: Cal. '-'• , ' ■■ -■" -••, ■■.•-'•-■■■•■ •■•'■■■■■
MISS ELIZABETH MOORE'S
FRENCH AND ENGLISH SCHOOL f RE-
moved from 515 Halght st. to 230 Halght:
limited number of boarders received pupils pre«
pared for college: term opens August 8.
ZISKA INSTITUTE, 1606 VAN NEBSAVE.-
Day »nd board ing-school for gins: from pri-
mary through , collegiate department; thorough
course of EnitlUh. French and German, those
wishing to : Join the ■ graduating class should be
present on ; day of opening, August 3. MMh. B.
ZISKA.A.M., Principal. -■•■■■
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