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CRIMINAL DAY IN
SAN JOSE'S COURT
The Offenses Range From
Double Murder to
AN OCTET OF PRISONERS
Harvey Allender's Arraignment
Fills the Courtroom With
TRIO OF BOLD HIGHBINDERS.
Ex-Convicts, Morphine Fiends, Sn?ak
Thieves and a Rancher in the
SAN JOSE, Cal., Aug. 17.— This was
criminal day in Judge Lorigan's court,
and the octet arraigned before the bar of
justice included all classes of criminals
Irom an alleged double murderer to a
The fact that Harvey Allender was to be
arraigned upon the charges of murdering
Wally Feilner and Venanz Crosetti on
Sunday, August 9, filled the courtroom
with spectators. Allender was the neatest
appearing of the batch of offenders and
showed no signs of worry or excitement.
He was arraigned on the two charges and
given until Friday to plead.
Herbert Kelley, a morphine fiend,
pleaded guilty to two charees of burglary
in the second degree. Kelley robbed the
Independent mill and the Brown ware
house. At the latter place his loot con
sisted of about $300 worth of household
isadore Salazar, an ex-convict, pleaded
guilty to a charge of attempt to commit
murder, but pleaded not guilty to the
prior conviction placed against him. On
the night of June 21, during a drunken
row, he made a murderous assault upon
John Nelson with a knife. The latter re
ceived several bad wounds about the head
A trio of Chinese highbinders — Ah Louie
Young, See Quon and Ah Fong Gun — were
next called up to answer to a charge of
rob Ding Lee Wing, a resident of Sixth
street, Chinatown, of $264 on July 13.
They will plead August 21.
Antonio Machado, a Milpitas rancher
who attached a neighbor with a pitchfork
during a row over a water right, was ar
raigned on a charge of assault to murder.
His case was also continued to Septem
The case of Harry Everett, charged with
receiving and selling goods stolen by Her
bert Kelley, was called, and he was given
until the same time as the others to plead.
Killed an Immense Wildcat. i
SAN JOSE. Cal., Aug. 17.— Charles A.
Main, a wood-dealer of this city, killed an
immense wildcat on Bear Creek, in the
Santa Cruz Mountains, yesterday. The
animal weighed twenty -one pounds and
had claws an inch lone. It is one of the
largest ever killed in that vicinity. Milton
Main, a 12-year-old boy, was with his
father, and when he approached the ani
mal after it had been snot, the cat started
to attack the boy, but a well-directed shot
ended its life.
Santa Clara* Coming fair.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Aug. 17.— At a joint
meeting of the committees from the Board
of Trade and the Santa Clara County
Agricultural Society to-day it was decided
that the Agricultural Society was to have
full control of the races and livestock ex
hibit at the coming fair, while the Board
of Trade will have charge of the agricult
ural and horticultural exhibit in the pa
vilion. Medals and diplomas will be given
exhibitors instead of cash prizes.
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Petition in Insolvency.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Aug. 17.— 8. C. Shart-
zer, the proprietor ot a general merchan
dise store at Agnews station, to-day filed
a petition in insolvency. The liabilities
are $1617. There are no asset".
TSVCK£H'S NEW RAILWAY
Train* Will Boon Penetrate to the Heart
of the Timber Belt.
TRUCKEE, Cal., Aug. 17.— Truckee is
to-day one of the few towns in the land
that is not depressed by "hard times."
Business men are prosperous; laboring
men are busy and contented.
In a few days the Sierra Nevada Wood
and Lumber Company will have its road
completed to the mili site, and soon after
its mill will be finished. Employment
will be provided for a great many more
The lumbering resources hereabout are
One has to go but a short distance from
town to see miles and miles of as fine
sugar pine, yellow pine, fir and SDruce
tiniber as ever grew. It has only been
within tbe pa«t few years that this inter
est has received the attention due it.
The railroad was a great undertaking.
Capital long ago conceived the idea of
opening the new lumber Mecca, but tim
idity predominated, and the same moun
tain might have for years been inaccessible
were it not for the venture of the Sierra
Garratt Write* from Lot Angelet.
SAN DIEGO. Cal., Aug. 17.— James E.
Garratt, the Ensenada gold bar thief, was
in Los Angeles on Friday last, a letter
having been received here by A. E. Wil
liams, a former friend of Garratt, asking
that Garratt's mail be forwarded in care
of Mrs. E. Cargill, 402 Banchet street, Los
Angeles, and that any received later be
returned to the dead letter office.
Garratt intimates that he will take his
departure for distant parts. When re
leased at Ensenada last Wednesday by
the officials on instructions from the City
of Mexico, he endeavored to procure food
from former friends, but was refused and
shunned on all sides. He started to waik
to San Diego, but was given a ride on the
stage and reached Los Angeles, 223 miles
distant, in two days. He has about $500
of his own money.
Captured at Spokane
SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 17.— Lillie
Fisher, a gypsy fortune-teller, last week
sold to the demented wife of Judge More
house of Great Falis, Mont., for $1000
what she claimed was a charm against all
evil. With the money the gypsy fled to
this city, taking the entire gypsy band
with her. She was arrested here to-day
by Chief of Police Guevin of Great Falls
and taken back to Montana.
Rain Fall* at Itarstow.
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., Aug. 17.— A
telegram received from Barstow reports
thatit rained very hard at that place Sat
urday and apparently all over the desert, j
COLORED DRESS GOODS.
At 15 Cents.
57 pieces 39-INCH FIGURED ALPACA,
medium colorings, reduced from 50c to
15c a yard.
At 25 Cents.
61 pieces 39-INCH ENGLISH MOHAIR
SUITING, in greens, tans, blue, gray,
garnet and slate, reduced from 60c to
25c a yard.
At 35 Cents.
32!i>ieces 40 and 45 INCH FINE ALL-
WOOL FRENCH CASHMERE,
checks, plaids and stripes, reduced
from $1 and $1 25 to 35c a yard.
At 50 Cents.
41 pieces 52-INCH ALL-WOOL NOVELTY
CHEVIOT SUITING, two-toned col-
orings, reduced from 75c to 50c a yard.
At 50 Cents.
72 pieces 44-INCH ALL-WOOL ENGLISH
NAVAL SERGE, in surah and diag-
onal effect, reduced from 75c to 50c a
LADIES' KID GLOVES.
At 50 Cents.
300 dozen 5-BUTTON KID GLOVES, in
biack. regular value $1, will be closed,
out at 50c a pair.
At 75 Cents.
400 dozen 4-BUTTON KID GLOVES, in
white and black, fancy colored em-
broidered backs, regular vaiue $1 25,
will be closed out at 75c a pair.
At 75 Cents.
300 dozen 4-BUTTON ENGLISH WALK-
ING KID GLOVES, embroidered
backs, colors navy, red, brown, tan and
mode, also black, regular value $1 25,
will be closed out at 75c a pair.
At 75 Cents.
200 dozen 5-HOOK KID GLOVES, black
only, regular value $1 25, wili be closed
out at 75c a pair.
150 dozen LADIES' 4-BUTTON DERBY
KID GLOVES (large buttons to match
gloves), colors red, tan and brown, reg-
ular value $1 50, will be closed out at
$1 a pair.
. l£ur Murphy Building, ,f .
Market aid Jones Streets.
BY THE FACULTY.
Highly Praised in a Me
moriol to the Re
IS LEARNED BUT SH7.
Inference That Dear Old Bun
nell Was a Back Num
NOT UP TO MODERN METHODS.
His Gre?k Was Good Enough for Fred
Henshaw, Alex Morrison and
The resolution to dismiss Professor
Flagg, which failed of adoption by one
vote at the meeting of the University Re
gents last Tuesday, has been the talk of
the town of Berkeley ever since. It is
claimed by Professor Flagg's friends, who
seem to be rallying to his support, that
much was said i.i commendation of his
capability as a teacher which did not ap
pear in The Call's report of the executive
The records plainly show that Professor
Flagg's earnest supporter, President Kel
logg, suggested the secret session, and the
fact that the eulogies of Flagg were not
mentioned must be due to President Kel-
Joeg's weakness for executive meetings.
On more than one occasion Governor
Budd has plainly signined his impatience
with this fashion of closing the doors and
excluding outsiders whenever important
subjects touching the management of the
university came up for consideration;
but still the Regents are shy of public
The fact is now clearly demonstrated
that there is among the faculty a Flagg
faction as well as a Bunnell faction. In
the faculty, as in the Board of Regents,
the factions may be of equal strength.
It is said by the champions of Professor
Flagg that he is a man of great learning
in Greek and Latin, but that his transcen
dent genius in the field of knowledge is
dwarfed by over-mastering diffidence and
shyness. He is accredited with a deep
and profound sense of gratitude, and as
be was once placed under great obligation
to Professor Bunnell the sense of this debt
oppressed him, and he suffered great
worry and sore trial rather than murmur
against his benefactor.
It is admitted that Professor Bunnell
did render Professor Flagg a great service;
that he did extend the hospitality of his
home, which Professor Flngg accepted,
but it is said further that Professor Bun
nell, as a compensation for his kindness,
exacted an allegiance from Professor
Flatrg, and that these exactions were
pressed so far that the obligations of grati
tude were more than canceled.
So far did Bunnell go in demanding rec
ognition for what he had done in Flagg's
behalf that he insisted that the latter l
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1896.
SILKS! SILKS! SILKS 1
/ At 50 Cents a Yard.
1500 yards FANCY FIGURED and PLAID
TAFFETA SILK, marked down from
75c and $1 to 50c a yard. ',-■■
At 75 Cents a Yard.
750 yards BLACK ; BROCADED; SATIN,
large designs, marked down from $1
to 75c a yard. .
, At 75 Cents a Yard.
1200 yards STRIPED AND FIGURED
SILK, changeable effects, marked
down from $1 25 to 75c a yard. . ■'.
At 85 Cents a Yard.
700 yards 24-INCH BLACK DUCHESSE
SATIN, soft finish, marked down from
$1 25 to 85c a yard.
At $1.00 a Yard.
1000 yards BLACK BROCADED SILK,
gros- grain and satin ' grounds,^narked
down from $1 50 to $1 a yard.
BLACK DRESS GOODS.
At 25 Cents.
15 pieces . BLACK FIGURED MOHAIR,
regular price 50c, will be closed out at
25c a yard.
At 37M Cents.
20 pieces 43-INCH ENGLISH FIGURED
MOHAIR, marked down from 75c to I
37}£c a yard.
At 35 Cents.
20 pieces 46-INCH FRENCH AND ENG-
LISH MOHAIR NOVELTIES, in a
large assortment of : patterns, worth
75c, will be offered at 35c a yard.
At 50 Cents.
75 pieces 42-INCH ALL-WOOL STORM
SERGE, extra heavy, worth 75c, . will
be closed out at 50c a yard.
•'. At 75 Cents.
50 pieces ENGLISH STORM SERGE, in
• three different twirls, value for $125,
will be closed out at 75c a yard.
If// Murphy Building, /
Market and Jones Streets.
should cast his vote in the faculty as
Bunnell desired, although the Flagg in
tellect and conscience, breaking away
from the fetters of shyness and gratitude,
impelled him to vote contrary to Bun
nell's demand. No longer able" to suffer
this great wrong in silence he sought the
advice of a well-known literary lady, and
told her of his mental distress— his sense
of gratitude for favors bestowed by Bun
nell and his sense ot duty to the faculty
and to the "high ideals," as Reinstein
would say of the university. Bhe, a
woman of sound judgment, quick percep
tions and alert intellect, recommended
emancipation, the assertion of the Flagg
independence, and the casting of the Flagg
vote in the faculty according to the sacred
and enlightened conscience of the Flagg
It seems that Professor Flagg while suf
fering in silence was recruiting some
friends in the faculty. His BkiU, his
methods and general style of imparting
instruction in Greek arrested the admiring
attention of his brother professors. His
methods were so modern and effective
and so much superior to those employed
for f even teen years by dear old Bunnell
that not only the faculty but the Regents
Degan to rally round the Flagg.
In the course of time Professor Bunnell
received a letter dictated by the advisory
committew, Regents Marye, Stebbins and
Columbuj Bartlett. The* exact language
of the letter cannot be quoted now, but
surely it was the desire that Bunnell
should give an example of one of the
noblest of Christian virtues — the virtue of
resignation. Professor Bunnell was sur
prised. Even the stanchest supporters of
Flagg concede that Bunnell was surprised.
The faculty, if compelled to take sides
openly, would admit that he was sur
prised. Bafore the effect of the surprise
had vanished Professor Bunnell went to
President Kellogg to ascertain what in
duced the Regents to ask for the resigna
tion. Then and there the old professor
heard that he was "not sufficient" in
Greek. He began to count his eminent
graduates, and since has been counting
them. It is conceded now by Flagg's ad
miring friends that lovely old Bunnell did
teach Greek to the delieht and satisfac
tion of Fred Henshaw. Alex Morrison and
Ryland Wallace, but not such Greek as
would satisfy the grasping intellects of
modern up-to-date graduates.
It is said of Professor Flagg that he has
acquired a prodigous store of Greeki lore,
and independent of his acquisitions he in
herited more Greek than Bunnell ever
acquired. But Greek aside, other things
carried weight, Bunnell was told by the
president that discourteous treatment of
Professor Flagg was one reason why the
resignation was suggested. So now Bun
nell is out and Fiagg is in. Judge Wallace
wants the position reversed; President
Kellogg does not want the present status
The faculty is now in the fight. A
memorial concerning Professor Flagg has
been presented to the Regents. It speaks
of Flagg as without question one of the
ablest and most distinguished classical
scholars in this county, and mentions
that his works are widely known and
valued by all comoetent scholars and
used in the leading universities of the
country. "His name adds to the fame of
our university wherever classical scholar
ship is respected, and his dismissal would
be a serious blow to its reputation."
His qualities as a teacher are praised,
and it is then said emphatically that
"after long acquaintance we know him to
be a rarely gifted man of letters and a
gentleman of unquestionable honor, and
we are sure that his conduct since he
came among us is open to no censure."
The memorial is signed by twenty-three
professors, all who had returned from
vacation to Berkeley when it was circu
lated. Professors Le Conte, Moses, Soule,
Brown and Armes were inaccessible. It is
said that Le Conte and Brown would have
Yesterday The Call sought to obtain
from Horace Davis, ex-president of the
university, an expression of opinion as to
the relative merits of Bunnell and Flagg.
Mr. Davis' remarks were so brief that the
services of a stenographer were not re
quired to record them. He said:
"I am not a Regent oi the university and
FALL IMPORTATIONS ARE POURING IN, but
still greater quantities are yet in transit, and their
display will tax to the utmost the enormous capacity
of our mammoth salesrooms, hence WE ARE SPAR-
ING NO EFFORTS TO IMMEDIATELY FORCE OUT
EVERY DOLLAR'S WORTH OF SPRING AND
SUMMER GOODS YET ON HAND.
That our efforts will prove successful can readily
be predicted from last week's immense crowds of i
buyers and the still greater crowds bound to be at-
tracted by the STILL DEEPER CUTS IN PRICES
QUOTED THIS WEEK, a few of which we submit to
give an idea of the
Thousands of Marvelous Bargains Offered !
At 15 Cents.
FANCY AND SHADED RIBBONS, 3
inches wide, all silk, value 35c, will be
closed out at 15c a yard.
At 15 Cents.
No. 7 EXTRA QUALITY DOUBLE
FACED SATIN RIBBONS, in black,
value 25c, will be closed out at 15c a
At 10 Cents.
CREAM SATIN AND GROS-GRAIN
RIBBON, 2% inches wide, value 15c,
will be closed out at 10c a yard.
At I\i Cents.
ALL-SILK SEAM BINDING RIBBON,
10 yards to a piece, regular price 12}£c
each, will be closed out at l\i<z each.
At 5 Cents.
No. 3 Seamless STOCKINET BHIELDS,
regular price 15c a pair, wili be closed
out at 5c a pair.
100 pieces FIBER CHAMOIS, black, tan
and gray, regular price 15c a yard, will
be sold at lyic a yara.
W if Murphy Building, J
Market anfl Jones Streets.
I decline to make any statement pertain
ing to this controversy."
Then he was asked if he had, while presi
dent of the university, received any com
plaint against Professor Bunnell for lack
of efficiency in Greek.
Mr. Davis replied : ''I knew Bunnell and
I knew Flagg, and I have resolved to keep
out of this controversy. You had better
ask President Kellogg about Bunnell."
Mo New Trial for the Former Secretary
of the Society for the Suppresion
It now looks as though Charles R. Ben
nett, former secretary of the Society for
the Suppression of Vice, would have to
pay the penalty for hi 3 attempt upon the
life of George Gray on the 28th of July,
1894. The Supreme Court has reversed
the Superior Court's order granting Ben
nett a new trial, Justice Garoutte in 'a
rather caustic decision saying: "The law's
methods must be pursued by him who
seeks the protection of the law."
It will be remembered that Bennett was
charged with having disgraced a daughter
of Gray. The father's indignation caused
him to reproach Bennett in the bitterest
terms when the two men fell foul of each
other on one of the Oakland trains shortly
after the scandal became public. Bennett
shot at Gray, but rai3sed his aim.' The
charge against the former custodian ol
the public morals was assault to commit
murder, whicb, after a long trial, resulted
in his conviction of assault with a deadly
weapon. He asked and obtained a new
trial, but fared even worse, the jury find
ing him euilty of assault to commit mur
der. Bennett tnen appealed for another
new trial on the ground of having been
twice la jeopardy. This proceeding the
Supreme Court designates as a sort of
juggling with justice, and the order grant
ing a new trial is reversed.
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ANOTHER AM YNDED CONTEST.
Judge Paterson Will Have to File One
in the Fair Case.
Judge Slack's decision as to the standing
of Judge Van R.Paterson in the Fair litiga
tion was not rendered yesterday, as was
expected. Instead it was found that a
flaw existed in the contest, and so the
matter went over again. It is, however,
expected that on Monday next, when the
case will be taken up, all obstacles to an
immediate hearing will have been cleared
Judge Slack sustained the demurrer in
terposed to the contest of Judge Paterson,
in behalf of Herman Oelnchs Jr. and other
minor heirs of James G. Fair, to the will
of September 24. He said that the con
test failed to show, as it should to be
legal, that the contestants have a greater
interest under the will of September 21
than under that of September 24.
Judge Pat rson announced that he ex
pected this decision and had already
begun the preparation of an amended con
test, which would be ready in two days.
Attorney C. T. Wheeler said that if the
contest is ready in that time and he de
cides to file a demurrer thereto, he will
file it at once, so that the entire matter
will be ready for decision on Monday
whea the case comes up.
Threats to Kill.
T. Picton, manager for E. A. Harris, livery
stables, 807 Montgomery street, swore to a
complaint in Judge Joachimsen's court yester
day charging John Brown, a digcharged sta
bleman, with threats to kill. Picton said that
Brown approached him yesterday morning
with an open knife in his hand and said he
would do him up. Brown also told some peo
ple that he would lay for Picton while on his
way home at night and kill him.
John Williams, alias John Haulon, was yes
terday convicted of burglary in Judge Belcher's
court. He will be sentenced on Saturday.
John Carr was found guilty of assault with a
deadly weapon. He tried to kill James RUey
with a knife. He will be sentenced by Judge
Baurs on Aug ust 22.
HOSIERY AND UNDERWEAR.
At 25 Cents.
200 dozen BOYS' BLACK RIBBED COT-
TON BICYCLE HOSE, extra heavy,
made specially for boys' wear, worth
40c, will be closed out at 25c a pair.
At 25 Cents.
L5O dozen LADIES' BLACK MACO COT-
TON HOSE, extra high-spliced heels,
double soles and toes, worth $4 50 a
dozen, will be closed out at 25c a pair.
At 33H Cents.
175 dozen LADIES' INGRAIN BLACK
MACO COTTON HOSE, unbleached
feet, nigh-spliced heels and toes, regu-
lar price 50c, will be closed out at 3
pairs for $1.
At 25 Cents.
100 dozen BOYS' CAMEL'S - HAIR
SHIRTS AND DRAWERS, non-
shrinkable, wiil be closed out at 25c
At 25 Cents.
75 dozen CHILDREN'S JERSEY RIB-
BED EGYPTIAN COTTON VESTS,
high neck, Jong sleeves; pants to
match; regular price 40c, will be closed
out at 25c each.
OSTRICH FEATHER COLLARS.
At 90 Cents.
100 OSTRICH FEATHER COLLARS,
regular price $1 50 each, will be closed
out at 90c each.
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Market ani Jones Streets.
Many Breezy Papers on
Themes New and
A BAPTIST CONFERENCE
Rev. W. T. Jordan's Resignation
on Account of 111' Health
NEW PASTOR FOR SAN JOSE.
Rev. Dr. F. A. Frster on "Some of
the Spiritual Needs of the
During the regular weekly conferences
of the various ministerial bodies yesterday
many interesting themes were treated in
original fashion. Some of the subjects
were new and some old, but the manner
of their treatment was in all cases in ac
cordance with nineteenth century ideals.
At the Baptist ministers' meeting Miss
Mindora Berry, secretary of the State
Society of Christian Endeavor, addressed
the assemblage on the local Bible training
school. She stated that on the occasion of
lectures there has been an average attend
ance of 800, and that at present over 100
young m n are studiously preparing for
On motion, a committee, consisting of
Revs. C. M. Hill, S. C. Keetch and H. L.
Dietz, was appointed to arrange for the
holding of a religious conference in the
month of September and to prepare a pro
gramme for such occasion.
Dr. Sunderland made a very full and
pleasing address on the late Baptist anni
versaries held in Asbury Park.
The resignation of Rev, W. T, Jordan,
pastor of the Alameda Baptist Church,
which was sent in last week, was accepted.
The resignation was caused by ill health,
which the ailing pastor is endeavoring to
improve at present by a sojourn in the
mountains of Glenn County.
The Baptist Tabernacle Church of San
Jose has secured the services of Rev. S. T.
Young of Moline, 111., who is expected
there in September. Dr. Young is con
sidered one of the ablest wearers of the
cloth in the West, has an excellent repu
tation as a man of eloquence and has been
very successful as an organizer.
The former pastor of the church was
Rev. F. T. Mitchell, who was called to
Calvary Baptist Church in Sacramento in
It has been decided to hold the Baptist
State Conference at Twin Lakes, Santa
Cruz. It will open next Tuesday week
and wiil continue till the following Sun
day night Among the subjects discussed
will be the State, foreign and home mis
sions, collie education, religions litera
ture and -undayschool work. One day
will be en- irely devoted to the Women's
Home Missionary Society and one to the
Baptist Historical Society.
The piiucipal feature of tbe meeting oi
LACES! LACES! LACES!
At 5 Cents a Yard.
118 pieces IMITATION TORCHON LACE,
regular price $1 50 a dozen, will be
closed out at 5c a yard.
At 10 Cents a Yard.
142 pieces BLACK WOOL LACE, regular
price 20c, will be closed out at 10c a
At 15 Cents a Yard.
236 pieces BUTTER, BEIGE AND TWO-
TONED POINT d'IKLANDE LACE,
7, 8 and 9 inches wide, regular price
35c, 40c and 50c, will be closed out at
15c a yard.
At 25 Cents a Yard.
79 pieces BUTTER REAL POINT
VENISE LACE, 4, 5 and 6 inches
wide, regular price 75c, 85c and 90c,
will be closed out at 25c a yard.
At 12k Cents a Yard.
iB2 pieces NAINSOOK, SWISS AND CAM-
BRIC GUIPURE EMBROIDERY,
regular price 25c and 30c, will be closed
out at 12% c a yard.
At 25 Cents a Yard.
IGB pieces CAMBRIC, NAINSOOK AND
SWISS ALL-OVER EMBROIDERY,
regular price 50c, 60c, 75c and $1, will
be closed out at 25c a yard.
At 35 Cents a Yard.
113 pieces WHITE SWISS AND NAIN-
SOOK EMBROIDERED DEMI-
FLOUNCING, hemstitched and scal-
loped edges, regular price 60c, 75c and
$1, will be closed out at 35c a yard.
At 45 Cents a Yard.
84 pieces WHITE SWISS EMBROID-
ERED FLOUNCING, hemstitched and
scalloped edges, 45 inches wide, regu-
lar price $1, $125 and $1 50, will be
closed out at 45c a yard.
PARASOLS ! PARASOLS !
At 50 Cents.
BLACK CARRIAGE PARASOLS, value
75c, wili be closed out at 50c each.
At 75 Cents.
COLORED CARRIAGE PARASOLS,
value $1, will be closed out at 75c each.
ytif Murphy Building, J
Market aai Jones Streets.
the Presbyterian ministers was a paper on
"Some of the Spiritual Needs of the
Church, " by Rev. Dr. F. H. Foster. The
paper was introduced with the statement
that the greatest need of the church to-day
is more religion. The vital questions, in
tne essayist's opinion, are: "At what
points are our religious lives defective,
and what is necessary to enlarge them?"
The first point to which Dr. Foster drew
attention is right living. He did not be
lieve that being a member of a churcn
could be taken as indicative of reliability
in business men. Neither did he believe
the church is making the impression of
moral earnesness and seli-consistent
fidelity to principle she should.
"The present decline calls for more
earnest preaching of plain duty," he de
clared. "What is wanted is God in the
soul ; hence, God must be in the preach
ing. Tne effect of pulpit utterances on
the hearer depends on tne type of piety
cherished in the church. Our preaching
is largely topical — we depend too much on
the Sunday-school and not enough on the
The second point the writer made was
in reference to the attitude the church
should maintain toward the world.
"There is a very strone tendency," he
asserted, "to regard the civilization of the
nineteenth century with a complacence
which overlooks its defects and invests it
with an altogether ideal quality. Yet in
many respects it is far from being what
the Christian ideal demands."
Continuing, Dr. Foster spoke of warfare
and the deadly weapons of late invention,
deprecating the awful carnage resulting
from their use.
In discussing the paper Dr. Minton said
he considered latter-day methods of war
fare less cruel than the ancient methods
because wars must perforce end more
Dr. Frazer, Dr. Alexander, Dr. Mathena,
Rev. J. B. Warren and Rev. F. H. Brush
aUo spoke to the question. Dr. Mathena
thought preachers would do better if they
would only keep their eyes off their
At the Congregational Morning Club
Professor George P. Mooar, D.D., read a
paper on "The Mission of Congregation
alism in the Development of Mankind."
He said sometimes men were accustomed
to talk as if there were a Congregational
polity without the gospel. If so, he
asserted, it would only bear a facial re
semblance—it would not be the heroic,
the genuine product.
The Christian ministers failed to appear
in iorce, and an adjournment was taken
without transacting any business.
The Methodist ministers met at the
Fred Finch Orphanage in Fruitvale.
SUFFRAGIST "AT HOMES"
New Social Feature to Be In
augurated During the Present
Good Reports From Oakland and Los
Angeles— Mrs. Sweet Leaves for
In compliance with numberless petitions
from various quarters, an innovation is
about to be inaugurated at the Woman
Suffrage Bureau in the si ape of fort
nightly evening receptions. Women
whose occupations at home or at work
prevent their visiting the bureau during
office hours have long complained of their
enforced isolation from the companion
ship of kindred spirits, while numbers of
men who are in hearty sympathy with
the movement have not been at the rooms
for the same reason. Now, however, this
lack in the otherwise iieriectly organized
plan of the woman suffrage work in this
City is to be remedied, and the receptions
tie euro to prove interesting to the par
LADIES' DOUBLE-BREASTED REEF-
ER SUITS, in gray, tan and brown
mottled effects, lined throughout; also
Navy and Black Cheviot Suits, with
skirts lined ; worth $10, will be closed
out at $4 90 each.
LADIES' DOUBLE-BREASTED JACK-
ETS, in a variety of shades and styles,
very good materials, worth $6 and $7 50,
will be closed out at $1 85 each.
LADIES' SINGLE RIPPLE CAPES, in
dark and medium shades, braided and
embroidered ; also Double Capes, black
and colored: both capes neativ braid-
ed, worth $5, will be closed out at $1 45
CHILDREN'S JACKETS, ranging in size
irom 4 to 12 years, in gray anil brown
checks and mottled effects, also solid
colors, made with sailor collars of same
and contrasting shades, worth $3, wili
be closed out at $1 45 each,
At 25 Cents.
CHILDREN'S MULL CAPS, of fine
tucking, finished with wide strings,
will be closed out at 25c each.
INFANTS' LONG COATS, made of fine
white cashmere, yoke handsomely
trimmed with embroidery and ribbon,
regular price $5, wiil be offered at $3 50
INFANTS' LONG COATS, of India silk,
handsomely trimmed with embroidery
and ribbon, regular price $6 50, will be
offered at $5 50 each.
CHILDREN'S PIQUE JACKETS, in pink
and blue, sailor collar, finished with
embroidery, will be offered at $2 each.
CHILDREN'S FANCY PIQUE JACK-
ETS, in fancy shades of pink, blue and
white, deep sailor collar, finished with
embroidery and insertion, will be of-
fered at $4 50 each.
yti/ Murphy Building, J
Met ani Jones Streets.
ticipants and productive of good to the
The first and third Thursdays in each
month have been fixed upon for the even
ing at home. The receptions will open at
8 o'clock and close at 10. though if when
the curfew rings some Philistine should
be just undergoing the throes of conver
sion, the hour would doubtless be ex
tended until such time as the brand from
the burning could be safely corralled and
tagged with the pretty badge which only a
champion of woman suffrage may wear.
The ladies of the State Central Committee
will conduct the receptions. Miss Mary
E. Hay, the State organizer and lady chair
man, will be the hostess par excellence,
though she will have to contend in the
role of "everybody's favorite" with no less
an adversary than Miss Susan B. Anthony.
Mrs. A. A. Sargent and Mrs. Austin
Sperry will with sweet patience try to talk
reason to any chance anti-suffragist who
may heed the cordial invitation which the
committee extends to folks of that ilu;
Mrs. John F. Swift will crush the more
obstreperous scouts of the enemy under
tons of hard and weighty argument, while
Mrs. Nellie Holbrook Blinn will charm
voters into the ranks before they can tell
"where they are at."
The bureau is getting out five new leaf
lets, wnich will be distributed by the
thousand. One will answer the argument,
so-called, that women should not vote
because they cannot tight; another will
deal with the desolate, neglected home of
the horrid voting woman so eloquently
described by an ti-suff racists; a third will
treat of suffrage as a boon to working
women, while the other two are to con
tain brief opinions by eminent jurists and
men in public life.
Mrs. Emma B. Sweet, Miss Anthony's
private secretary, left yesterday morning
for Stockton, where in* the afternoon she
addressed a mass-meeting in the pavilion,
under the auspices of the San Joaquin
County Equal Suffrage Club. She will get
the precinct club work of the county into
shape, proceeding thence to San Jose for
the purpose of inaugurating a similar
work in Santa Clara County.
Reports from Oakland and Los Angeles
aremostencouraging. The|noble workers in
these two great centers of culture and com
merce seem to be working miracies in aid
of the cause. Woman suffrage has become
quite tbe thing in both cities, while har
mony and efficiency would seem to be the
watchwords of the campaign.
BURR'S INDIGNANT REPLY.
Scores the Son of Sarah Jonkg for an
Attack on His Mother.
B. F. Buhr, wno is named as executor
of the will of Sarah Jenks, has iiied an
answer to the contest of Walter JenKs, a
son of tne testatrix, who lives in London,
In the son's contest of his mother's will
it is|alleged that Buhr is a gambler and a
"person of uncertain position in society,"
and that he resided in the house of, was
unduly intimato with and unduly influ
enced "the deceased.
Buhr, in his answer, while acknowledg
ing that be has been a shceiwnter in the
employ of a bookmaker, denies that be is
a gambler or that his living is dependant
upon the uncertainties of any gambling
game. As to the charges of undue inti
macy with Mrs. Jenks Buhr says he de
clines to discuss such a matter, and that
if the son sees fit to make charges against
his dead mother over which, even if trne,
he should attempt to throw a veil he tor
one will not be a party to such an un
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Jonas Heller's Estate.
J. Albert Ens;elhart of New York City, has
filed for probate the will of Jonas Heller, who
died in New.York City on July 4, 1896, leav
ing an estate of unknown value in this City.' ■ \
: Jonas ; Heller ; left : $10,000 '- to '! the Home for
Aged and Infirm Hebrews, of which he was a
trustee; $2500 * to | the < Mount Sinai Hospital :
$2500 to the Hebrew Orphan Asylum; $2500
to the United Hebrew Charities; $2500, to the
Montetiore Home for Chronic Invalids; $2500
to the Hebrew Technical 'Institute; -$500 to
the ;■■ Society ■of Ethical Culture ; < : all > of the
above-named being New York institutions.
■ The balance of the estate Is left to the widow
of testatrix, in trust for his niece and nephew*