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POOR MAY SPEAK
UNDER THE SKY,
There Is No Law to Muzzle
Men's Tongues and
Pens.
POLICE DO NOT ARREST.
A Truce Declared Until the
Socialist Labor Cases Are
Decided.
EX-JUDGE MAGUIBE'S VIEWS-
He Says There Is No Law Silencing
Those Who Are Unable to
Hire Halls.
The police did not interfere with the
speakers of the Socialist-Labor party who
spoke on the street at Seventh and Mar
ket streets at 2 o'clock yesterday after
noon, having been instructed by the Chief
The Police Did Not Interfere With the Socialists' Open-Air Meeting Yesterday
at the Corner of >arkec and Seventh Streets. Tbe Arrested Socialists
Will Be Tried To-Day,
not to make any arrests unless there were
marked disturbances of the peace or some
violent demonstrations.
Long before 2 o'clock the streets were
crowded, and promptly at 2, Theodore
Lynch of the Socialist Labor party
mounted the rostrum and began his
speech. Many of those assembled had
come out of curiosity, and when they saw
that there would be no arresta, they de
parted.
The speeches were of the usual type of
the Socialist Labor party denunciations of
the existing order of things, but as the
police had no instructions to interfere by
reason of what was said slighter interest
attached to the substance of the orations.
Following Lynch George Speed, who is
well known in the order, said:
"We believe in the Declaiation of Inde
pendence and in liberty. We think we
have a right to assemble here and peace
ably discuss any questions we see tit to
discuss. vVe are worse off here than they
are in Europe, considering the inequalities
of the countries compared."
Such was the line of discussion, but the
great crowd wan interested more in the
outcome of the contest between the police
and the speakers.
Meantime the policemen were as harm
less as lion cubs without teeth, for they
stood about with arms akimbo, acting as
ushers to see that auditors had good
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place to place undisturbed.
Speed was cheered when he said: "The
wage-worker is only a commodity, but we
think we still have a right to express our
sentiments, even if we are not rich enough
to hire a ball."
It was plain to be seen that the mass of
the people in the crowd, men and women
of all sorts and conditions, were in favor
of the position taken by the speakers and
opposed to the censorship of the police.
There were frequent expressions to the
effect that the police had no right to judge
as to violations of the law against speak
ins: on the streets, thereby becoming ob
noxious censors.
Congressman James G. Maguire, presi
dent of the Free Press Defense Associa
tion, an organization intended to defy the
Sacramento Judge's narrow interpretation
of the Barry contempt law, was seen on
the subject of the recent arrests at a late
hour last night. Speaking of the question,
he said:
"It is beyond all question the right of
the people peaceably to assemble in any
convenient place for the discussion of
public questions, and it does not matter
whether the speakers be socialists, Demo
crats, Republicans or religious brothers.
Under all circumstances they should be
accorded equal rights.
"There should be convenient and cen
tral public places in every city set apart
for such speeches. Those who speak must
not disturb others. The right of free
speech means more than the right of those
who have money to hire a hall. It neces
sarily includes the right to speak and to
hear in central and convenient places,
where the moneyless may hear and be
beard.
"It would not be liberty if none might
speak save those able to hire halls. Such
a law would be in favor of the well-to-do
class and therefore un-American in the
extreme."
Nothing further will be done by the po
lice until the termination of the cases now
pending.
CARTRIDGE OVERLOOKED
A Stray Ballet Bans Amuck in Isaac
Goodman's Pawnshop.
Isaac Goodman is the proprietor of a
pawnshop at 629 Washington street, and
in his work of relieving temporary dis
tress for gilt-edged collateral he is assisted
by his 16-year-old daughter, Mary.
Yesterday afternoon James G. Gumper,
a fireman in the employ of the Southern
Pacific, entered Goodman's shop with a
view to exchanging a 48-caliber revolver
for one of less formidable bore. Isaac
took the pistol for examination, and, fol
lowing a time-honored precedent, removed
all the cartridges but one. That one he
overlooked.
Gum per and Goodman were unable to
agree on terms of exchange, and the pawn
broker handed the weapon back :to its
owner. Then the trouble commenced.
The pistol was provided with a hair
trigger, and in the exchange it was dis
charged, the ball grazing Mary Goodman's
neck. Then it struck the wall and came
bounding back and struck Isaac in the
right eye. Its force was about spent,
however, and it only caused nn abrasion.
The pawnbroker, startled by the report
and still more by the smart of the bullet,
dropped the revolver and it went crashing
through his showcase. The girl was un
hurt, but all three parties were badly
frightened. And Isaac Goodman lost &
showcase. :;• .
REPUBLICAN RALLY.
The Monster Meeting Next Saturday
Night Already Excite* Considerable
Interest About the City.
A grand rally will be given under the
auspices of the Bepublican Stats Central
Committee at the Wigwam, Jones and
Eildy streets, next Saturday evening.
Preparations on a most extensive scale are
being made by several enthusiastic Re
publican leaders, and it is believed conse
quently that the meeting will be a mem
orable one in the history of the campaign,
T c best Republican orators will deliver
addresses on the issues of the campaign.
Besides two glee clubs will contribute
rousing songs, and a selected orchestra
furnish the music. From every district
active Republicans will gather at this
rally, in clubs and singly, so that the
spacious Wigwam will be taxed to the
utmost of its capacity.
Camera Club Cntlng.
The outing committee is now arianging for
a similar outing to a new locality such as was
enjoyed last fall and also the year previous at
Duncans Mills.
The ride is nearly 100 miles- from San Fran
cisco through Marin County via Tiburon and
San Rafael; through the broad and fertile So
noma Valley, extending from Petaluma be
yond Cloverdale and passing the towns of
fcanta Rosa. Healdsburg and Geyserville into
Meudocino Counto to Pieta.
The party will leave San Francisco on Satur
day morning at 7:30, reaching Pieta in time
for lunch.
The date of the outing is set for August 29
and 30 (Saturday and Sunday). Cost, round
trip (railroad, tent, meals and all expenses),
not to exceed $5.
It was decided at the last directors' meeting
to have au exhibit of club vtork »t the fair to
be held in the Pavilion September 1 to October
1. 1896.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 1896.
FIRST STOLE, THEN
TRIED TO MURDER,
Exciting Scene in a How
ard-Street Lodging-
House.
E. P. CASHIN THE VICTIM
Awakened From His Sleep He
Found Two Strange Men in
His Room.
ONE OF TEEM DOUBLY ARMED.
Casbim Showed Fight, Pursued the
Robbers and Was Shot in the
Left Leg.
A robbery and attempted murder were
committed in the Oakland House, 664}£
Howard street, yesterday morning, the
victim being E. P. Cashin, who has been
rooming at the Winchester House on
Third street for a few days and is said to
be a lighthouse-keeper.
Cashin made the acquaintance of Maggie
O'Day, a wayward girl, 17 years of age, in
a dive on Grant avenue early yesterday
morning. They had some drinKs and
together went to the Oakland about 5
o'clock, where Cashin engaged a room.
About 9 o'clock two men forced their
way Into Cashin's room. The girl was
awake, and one of them, who had a re
volver in each hand, cautioned her not to
make a noise on pain of having her brains
blown out. He kept the frightened girl
covered with his revolvers while the other
man went through the pockets of Cashin's
clothing and took $56 and his gold watch.
The noise awakened Cashin, and, divin
ing that he was the victim of robbers, he
sprang out of bed. The man with the re
volvers, who had his back to the door,
warned him not to coma near him or he
would shoot, but Casbin unheeded the
warning and dealt the robber a blow on
the neck with his clinched list.
The two robbers ran out of the room
pursued by Cashin. There was a scuffle
on top of the landing and the robbers ran
downstairs and onto the street, hotly pur
sued by Cashin, who only wore his
trousers. They went in different direc
tions, and Cashin followed the man with
the revolvers up Third and into Minna
street. Here the robber wheeled round
and fired a shot at Cashin, the bullet
entering the fleshy part of his left leg
below tbe knee.
Casbin dropped to the ground and the
robber continued his flight. The shot at
tracted the attention of John Smith, who
keeps a lodging-house at 111^ Minna
street. He ran in the direction ot the shot
and saw the robber fleeing along the street.
Smith yelled to him to drop the revolvers,
when he wheeled round and threatened
to blow Smith's brains out if he persisted
in following him.
Smith was not to be intimidated, but fol
lowed the robber, blowing his police
whistle all the time. On Second street,
near Mission, Smith saw the robber throw
the two revolvers under the sidewalk, and
he picked them up.
The blowing of Smith's whistle attracted
the attention of Michael Sallozoe, 156
Third street, an ex-special officer, and he
captured the robber on Ecker street. He
was taking him to the Southern police
station when he met Policeman D. R.
Campbell, and Campbell 100k charge of
the prisoner.
The robber was recognized as John
Kelly, an ex-convict, and he was booked
on tbe charge of assault to commit murder.
Casbin was led back to his room and
then he discovered that he had been
robbed. The patrol wagon was sum
moned and he was taken to tbe Receiving
Hospital, where Dr. Renne dressed his
wound and he went home. Cashin tried
to hide his identity by giving his name as
Jack Wilson and his residence as 1133 Mis
sion street, and told a milk and water
story of how he got wounded, declaring
that he would not prosecute the man.
Detective T. L. Ryan and Policeman
Tyrrel were detailed on the case, and on
learning that Cashin had been robbed
they placed an additional charge of rob
bery against Kelly.
Ryan took the O'Dav girl to the Central
Police station, where she was searched to
see if any of the stolen money was in her
possession, but none was found. She de
clared that she did not know either of tha
two robbers and had never seen them be
fore. She was booked on the charge of
vagrancy. The girl's father died a few
years ago in South San Francisco, leaving
an estate worth several thousand dollars.
The girl took to drink and was said to be
tbe associate of Arthur Jackson, tbe
young man charged with the murder of
August Florentine last Monday morning.
Ryan and Tyrrel are confident they will
soon have Kelly's companion behind the
bars.
SAILOR AND AVOREES.
A Party of Christian Young People Visit
the U. S. Steamer Bennington.
The sailors of the United States steamer
Beunington had a surprise given them
last Saturday night. They did not know
that the Christian Endeavorers had
planned to visit them, and when the Ethel
and Marion, as the tug which the Endeav
orers go out on is named, came alongside
and landed a goodly number of young
men and ladies on board the warship the
sailors were surprised. But Jack is not
bashful, and soon the expressions of sur
prise were exchanged for words of wel
[ come to the young people who had braved
the fog and wind to bring to them words
of cheer and comfort.
After a few personal words and hand
shakes with the sailors the Endeavorers
'and man-o'- wars- men joined in a short
song service led by George Duncan Jr.
Henry Eden, the chairman of the float
ing committee; George Duncan Jr. and
Charles Woodman each made short ad
dresses. Before the young people had left
the sailors gave them a cordial invitation
to visit them again, and several professed
their willingness to join the society should
one be formed on board.
Last week a society was formed on board
the United States steamer Oregon and
twenty-two sailors signed the Christian
Endeavor pledge.
Among those who visited the Benning
ton were Henry F. Eden, Professor J. A.
Wiles, Lizzie Hofmann, Miss Botsford, E.
E. Painter, Miss L. Painter, George Dun
can Jr., Robert Cleland, Miss P. Painter,
Miss W. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Clark, L. J.
Harrison, H. Crossman, Miss Thompson,
Charles Woodman, Miss Johnson, Miss J.
Barrows. Miss Hamilton, J. F. Mason,
Miss Hudson, Mrs. Hoilowell, Lloyd
Cutts.
A. E. BUCKMAN SCORED.
Hospital Lot Improvement Club Passes
Resolutions Condemning Hia
Labor Camp.
A very enthusiastic meeting of the Hos
pital Lot TraDrovement Club was held at
the hall Saturday evening. Over 200 new
members were added, and Frank Bragg,
chairman of the committee on enrollment,
reported that at least 600 members would
sign the roll before the next meeting of
the club.
While the report of Attorney W. M.
Abbott was encouraging, yet the state
ment was made, as contained in The Call
of the 14th inst., that Contractor A. E.
Buckman had defied the Health Officer,
and would refuse to remove the obnoxious
camp. This statement so aroused the
meeting that the following resolution was
unanimously adopted and a copy ordered
sent to The Call for publication and also
to Dr. Lovelace, Health Officer:
Whereas, We learn tnrough the public press
that A. E. Buckman, owner of the nuisance
known as "Buckman's camp," bids defiance to
the laws and law officer of the Board of Healtn
of this City ; and whereas, this club has been
organized in the interest ot the health of our
families and to protect our homes and our
property; therefore,
Jieaolved, That this Hospital Lot Improve
ment Club, about 600 strong and as much in
earnest as the vigilance committee of 1856,
denounce the action of said Buckman as an
infamous outrage on a long-suffering com
munity that has borne this nuisance patiently
for over two years, and that we beg to assure
Health Officer Lovelace of our unswerving
support in the Just and humane position he
has taken in tbis matter, for which we tender
him our heartfelt thanks.
Strong committees were appointed to
carry out the wishes of the club and also
to select a larger hall for its weekly meet
lan
Victoria regia in bloom
One of the Latest Attractions
in Golden Gate
Park.
What Improvements Are Going on in
the People's P easure-Ground— Down
by the Ocean Beach,
The attraction in Golden Gate Park at
this time is the monster water flower, the
Victoria Regia, which is in the lily pond
in the conservatory, which bloomed last
week and will, so says Head Gardener
Holbrow, bloom again to-day, when it will
be white, to-morrow, when it will be pink,
and on Wednesday, when it will be pur
ple, and on the evening of that day its
glory will terminate. The flower, when
fully opened, is several feet in width. The
leaves of this particular plant are eight in
number, five feet in diameter, with the
edges turned up, green on the surface and
purple underneath. If a plank be laid on
one of the leaves it will hold up a two.
year-old child of ordinary size.
A flock of more than forty ducks came
from the south yesterday and hovered
over Stow Lake. They made two or three
attempts to settle in the lake, but were de
terred from doing so by the number of
people who were boating. They then
went north and rested in Austin Lake,
north of the speed track. "That's a sign
of an early winter," said Boatkeeper Ohni-
The Great Victoria Regia. Which Will
Blossom To-Day in the Golden Gate
Park Conservatory.
mus. There were quite a number of peo
ple in boats on the lake in the afternoon.
This part of the park is having an un
usual number of visitors of late, and de
servedly so, as it a picturesque and very
attractive one.
The following contributions have been
made to the Pane Museum during the
week: Mrs. J. 8. Henshaw, specimens of
rare coral from the Samoan Islands; Er
nest H. Short of Albion, N. V., specimens
of marble and onyx from Yavapai County,
Ariz. ; John L. Bardwell, bronze Presi
dential medals, assignats or bills issued in
France in 1792, and several very pretty
sp cimens from Japan, Corea and other
places.
There were many people by the sea
shore, and there were not a few who took
advantage of the smoothness of the water
to allow their children to wade in. One of
the young girls who divested herself of a
pair of new shoes and good stockings was
sorely troubled when she returned to the
rocks where she deposited tbem and dis
covered that some one had stolen them.
There were many at Sutro Heignts and
a big crowd in the Sutro baths to witness
the performance given by the members of
the California Bwimming Club. In the
fifty-yard race for boys S. Coggius won the
first prize and C. Collins the second. In
the 100-yard race, open, D. A. Barrows was
the winner and J. Ringrose second.
On September 2 the members of the Cal
ifornia Swimming Club will give an unu
sual entertainment, in which forty indi
viduals will take part. Adolph Kahn, the
heavy-weight diver, will make the highest
dive ever made in tiie baths, ninety "feet,
or twenty feet higher than any previously
made. Clyde Hawtnorne, the champion of
the Pacific Coast, will come up from Santa
Cruz to take part in the contest. Dan Re
near, who holds the American record,
Charles Carill, the champion swimmer of
Australia, Cornell and others will com
pete in the jaces and in water games.
Father Yorke's lectures.
The first of the coming series of lectures on
"Current Controversy," by Rev. Peter C. Yorke,
will take place on Monday, August 24; sub
ject, "The Catholic Church on Protestant
Marriages."
Reserved seats for the lectures can tie ob
tained only at Keefe's music store, 1019 Van
Ness avenue; Carew and English's, 19 Van
Ness avenue; Murphy's bookstore, 106 Hayes
street, and at the headquarters of the Ameri
can Women's Libernl League, rooms 20 and 21
Nucleus building, Third and Market streets.
Office hours from 9 a. m. until 8 P. M.
•V Loans on diamonds. Interest low. :At . Uncle
Hurls', 16 Grant avenue. : ' v i . : .' :^
TROUBLE IN A
LODGE OF ELKS,
The Members of Golden
Gate No. 6 Suspended
for Insubordination.
TWO FACTIONS FORMED.
Blackballs for Candidates Who
Were Not Agreeable to
Either Side.
LOOKING FOB A CAUSE.
Grand Exalted Ruler Meade D. Dei
weiler Comes From Pittsburg to
Investigate the Case.
There has been trouble in Golden Gate
Lodge No. 6 of the Benevolent Protective
Order of Elks, and that trouble led to its
suspension about two months ago by the
then grand exalted ruler, William G.
Meyers.
What the particular trouble was that led
to the suspension is a matter that is
known only to the members of the lodge
and they hold it as a lodge secret, but suf
ficient has been learned to know that it
was caused by a desire on the part of one
faction to keep out candidates who were
favored by another faction, and this fac
tion retaliated when friends of the first
were presented for election.
The result was that all who came up for
Meade D. Detweiler. G. E. R.
admission into the lodge who were of one
side or the other were blackballed.
This state of affairs reached the grand
exalted ruler, w o at once sent notice
that such actions must cease as the mat
ters which caused the two factions were
such as bad no business in the lodgeroom,
as outside controversies should not be
brought within the order. There was no
notice paid to the words of the grana offi
cers, and as fair warning had been given
he concluded that the members were in
subordinate and suspended tbe lodge.
When the Grand Lodge met in Cincin
nati last July, the case of Golden Gate
Lodge came before it, and that body so
thoroughly indorsed the suspension that
it continued it until the new grand
exalted ruler should see fit to reopen it.
The statements of Past Exalted Ruler
Henry H. Davis and District Deputy
Ernest Ullman. supported by the testimony
of Past Exalted Rulers Perner and Har
ney, went to show that the powers of the
urand Lodge had been dehed, and that
the district deputy had been grossly in
sulted.
An attempt was made to show that the
trouble in the lodge grew out of the giving
of carnival balls by the lodge, but this evi
dently did not have an effect on the grand
body in view of the action taken.
Mead' D. Detweiler of Hamburg, Pa.,
who was elected by the Grand Lodge to
the office of exalted ruler, left his home a
few days ago to come to this City to per
sonally investigate the causes that led to
the forming of factions within the lodge
and if possible bring about a state of broth
erly love which should exist in every fra
ternal benevolent organization.
If he fails in this he will take away the
lodge charter, and a once flourishing lodge
which had nearly 200 members will be
wiped out of existence.
Mr. Detweiler arrived in this City yes
terday and is stopping at the Palace.
During the day be called upon promi
nent members of the lodge to advise him
self as to the trouble, in order that he may
discover bow to brine about a reconcilia
tion, but what conclusions be reached or
what he will do to effect harmony and
restore peace he declined to say.
The new grand exalted ruler, who is but
33 years of age, is probably the youngest
man who has ever heid this responsible
position. He is a descendant of a Penn
sylvanian German family and for twenty
two years has been a resident of Pittsburg,
where he is engaged in tbe practice of law.
He was elected District Attorney of
Dauphin County in 1892, was re-elected in
1895, receiving more majority than his
opponent received votes. He has been
connected witii the elks for many years
and has held a number of nigh positions
in the order.
The lodge he has come to look after is
one of the oldest in the order, and previ
ous to this trouble stood high lor the good
work it did in rendering aid to those who
needed it. It is the consolidation of two
lodges that at one time existed in this
City— Golden Gate No. 6 and Excelsior
No." 12. Most of its members are of the
stage, although persons of other profes
sions are eligible as members.
Christ's Second Coming.
Elder Henry 8. Tanner, president of the Cali
fornia Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints, discoursed in Pythian Cas
tle last night upon "The Second Coming of
Christ." He said: "Ancient and modern
prophecy are one in portraying to our intelli
gence the coming of Christ in the near future,
but the day and hour no man knows. How
ever, the present conditions indicate hi* cear
approach, but Zion must be built and Jerusa
lem rebuilt before the appointed time of his ap
pearance. The scripture is replete with pas
sages showing the condition of the world at
Christ's coming, and in most instances we see
fulfilled the predictions. The Redeemer will
come to Ziou and unto them tnat turn from
transgression in Jacob.
"We are told that Christ's appearance will
be sudden and the time will be cut short, but
the appointed works must be accomplished
and the scripture fulfilled. The gospel must
be preached in all the world. When the ieo
ple see these things they know that his coming
is near. We see the predicted condition of the
nations and the waywardness of the people,
and it only rests with the Lord to hasten his
work and usher in the reign of righteousness.
Not a Friend.
Arthur Porter was mentioned the other day
as an acquaintance of Winthrop. This state
ment he wishes corrected. He is no acquaint
ance of Winthrop, he says, and he does not
wish to be known es one.
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WENT UP IN A BLAZE
Emil Markeburg's Thrilling As
cension From the Haight-
Street Grounds.
He Rose Five Hundred Feet Before
He Saw the Balloon Was
on Fire.
Bmil Markeburg, the aeronaut, was at
the Haight-street grounds yesterday, and
in the presence of the largest crowd that
has assembled there since the reopening,
he was introduced by a crier, who an
nounced that after Conn Fredericks, the
demon cyclist, bad coasted down the
chutes on his bicycle, Professor Marke
burg would make a thrilling balloon
ascension, the first since he met with an
accident by which his hipbone was put
out of place.
The little aeronant did not at that time
think the ascent he was to make would be
bo thrilling as it really turned out to be.
The sphere was well inflated, and when
everything was ready to let go, Markeburg
ran to his place at the trapeze at the end
of the parachute, which lay stretched on
the south side of the balloon. As the word
was given every one released his hold and
the balloon commenced to rise, but before
it was ten feet from the ground, it was dis
covered that it was on fire near the bot
tom, on the side opposite to the aeronaut.
Some one who saw the blaze called to
MarkeDurg, who was still on the ground,
"She's going," ana supposing that the
speaker meant that the inflammable
sphere was ascending, answered, "Let her
bo " A half minute after that the balloon
had risen a hundred feet, and Markeburg
was in the air performing on the trapeze
unaware that th- balloon was on fire. As
the bag continued to rise the flame in
creased, and by the time it had reached an
altitude of 3CO feet the hole in the side was
at least ten feet long by five wide and the
flames were crawling upward rapidly.
Many on the grounds by this time real
ized the danger of the acrobatic aeronaut
and a cry of horror went up irom a large
number of throats. By this time Marke
burg, who had been hanging by his hands,
started to make a backward turn, and as
he did so he for the first time saw the blaze
above. The balloon was 500 fe t over the
center of Haight street and Markeburg
pulled on the cutaway Knife and the bal
loon and parachute parted company. The
parachute partly opened and in coming
down struck the telegraph wires on the
north side of the street near Masonic ave
nue and became entangled in them. The
balloonist then came dotfrn, but in doing
so strained his hip, which was recently
dislocated.
The balloon in the meantime collapsed
and fell in a vacant lot, setting fire to the
dry grass. Just at that time an engine
company was exercising, and being in the
vicinity stre:ched a line of ho<je and ex
tinguished the burning grass, but the line
was not long enough to reach the burning
balloon, so an ex-fireman suggested that
the burning balloon be dragged to the
stream, which was done, probably the
first time that a fire was taken to the
means of extinguishing it.
When Markeburg returned to the ground
with the wreck of his bailoon a gentleman
who felt for the loss he had sustained
stepped up to him and without uttering a
word pressed a sum of money into his
hand.
CASTORIA
For Infants and Children.
Vente
Speciale
d'articles French
Francais Q -i
Beaucdup dcs com- I^'"^
estibles lea plus deli- . Many of the dain-
cats - nous ' viennent : est foods come from
de la Prance. | France; you benefit
Notre clientele by the prices ob-
trouvera •un gran;! tain*>d by direct ini-
avantage dans nos porting,
prix qui. par ; suite
({'importations di-
rectes, sont . aussi
moderes que possible
SPECIAL SAVING SALE.
— Tuesday — Wednesday
Butter square 35c
We give more attention to
the selecting of butter than
to any other article.
Eggs dozen 25c
'"We pay almost as much at-
tention to buyine eggs as
butter.
Sardines
Lemarchand small, regularly
30c, 2 tins 45c;
. full French quarters, regular-
ly 15c, tin 10c. Think of a tin
of first-rate sardines for 10c.
Olives farcie 422 C and 30c
Reg 50c large, 2 bottles , 850
reg 35c small, _ 300
Stuffed with anchovies, the
richest morsel France sends
America.
Petits Pois (small peas)
Regularly 35c Extra fins, 250
regularly 25c Surtins, 200
Candies, French mixed „ 30c
regularly 35c.
Fresh each day, same as you
pay 50c for in candy-stores.
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\;-t B ' THE VBBV Btsl' < OJNK -. TO KXAJirsa
X your eyes Mid fit turn to spectacles and Bf*.
■Imms with inatxuminta of hi* own - invention.
. WfcOManperiority Us noc be«a i aquaLwL Mf 444?
! mihfn beeu due to the menu Of my wo£4, ■ .
Olbce itour»— la to * *•. it
COSMOFOIiITAN.
Opposite U. -S. Mint, 100 and 102 Filth st., Han '
: Francisco, Cal.— The most select faniilv hotel la
'• the city. Board and room $1, $1 25 and $1 50 per
! day, according :to room. Meals 25c. \ Rooms 600
Knd 75c a day. ..free coach to and from the hotel.
Look for the coach bearing the name ■of - the Co*- *
1 mopolitan Hotel. / • WM. fAH£ V, Proprietor

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