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IMPORTANT TO WAGON USERS
THE WIDE TIRE LAW TANGLE
STRAIGHTENED OUT.
What It Means—Effects of the
Omission of a Word—A Table
of Axle Diameters.
There has been a great deal of con
fusion concerning the wide tire law.
Thrice has the "Record-Union" pub
lished the law by request of its sub
scribers, but up to yesterday it remain
ed a muddle in the minds of most peo
ple. It is to the crecfit of Harry Light
ner, Assistant Manager for Waterhouse
& Lester of this city, that he has
solved the riddle.
It appears that the entire trouble is
In the grammar of the bill. Whoever
wrote it omitted important words,
which omissiuns changed adjectives
Into nouns, and substantives Into ad
jectives. The probability is that the
legislative committee having the mat
ter In charge went to some builder of
wagons or dealer in wagon parts and
procured from him the statement of
the several kinds of axles. That indi
vidual used the briefest terms in fur
nishing the information, terms entirely
Intelligible to the dealer in such sup
plies, but which are meaningless when
converted into law.
The error, therefore, in this law is
either typographical or it was blun
dering omission on the part of author
ity, which should not destroy the ef
fectiveness of the Act. That is to say,
where "2% steel or thiinl.U-skein ax
les** are mentioned, it should read,
"2% steel or iron thimble skein axles."
But In the next Instance, 1% tubular
steel or iron axles reads correctly,
6howing that the word "iron" was in
advertently omitted in the first in
stance. So again, where it says "1%
steel or iron axles," it reads properly,
but in the next instance where it reads
"2% tubular or iron," it should clearly
read "tubular steel or iron."
Such reading would make the Act
Intelligent throughout. That is to say,
the words "steel" and "iron" should al
ways be trated as qualifying "thimble
skeins" or "tubular," and not as sub
stantives independent of "thimble
skeins." This treatment of the bill
would make it perfectly clear.
Now, to answer the question of an
Intelligent farmer, propounded through
our columns the other day, in which he
says that the law providing 2-" , . 4 steel or
thimble skein axles, requires 3-inch
tires and 2\-j steel or iron axles'requlre
G-inch tires. This is an inconsistency
and an absurdity that puzzles "Farm
er." But if "Farmer" will insert
the word "iron" after the word "or" in
the first case, this matter will become
perfectly clear to him.
The entire difficulty appears to lie in
advertently in the omission of the word
"iron" in some places and the word
"steel" in other cases, so as to make
the compound word "thimble-skein" a
substantive throughout and the words
"steel or iron" adjectives, except where
they purposefully stand alone.
In the second instance referred to by
"Farmer." where the t!-inch tire is re
quired, it evidently refers, as It says,
to steel or iren (Concord) axles, and not
to tubular or thimble skein, though
they are classed in the same sentence
with a different diameter, namely, 3*4-
In another place in the law "Farmer"
will see that it reads 2%-inch tubular or
iron axles. Evidently the word "steel *
should appear between the word "tub
ular" and "or," so that in some cases
the word "steel" is omitted, in other
cases it is "iron." This treatment_cf
the law, which is evidently correct, will
make it perfectly clear, and certainly
the next Legislature will correct these
verbal inconsistencies, since the law
does not go into effect until 1900.
We present herewith a table prepared
by Mr. Lightner on the basis of the in
tention of the Legislature, but which
tho lawmaker has so sadly bungled. On
the formulae of this table it will be
perfectly safe to go on and construct
wagons, because the next Legislature
will assuredly supply the omissions re
ferred to and make the definitions per
fectly clear.
Steel or Steel or Iron or
Iron—Thimble- Iron Steel
Tire. Skein. Tubular. (Concord).
S 2% 1% 0
2tt 0 2% XVi
4 3 2% 1%
4& 3*4 2% or Vk
5 2vs 2
S\i 3% 3 or 2% 2%
6 4 or larger or larger 2>»
or larger
It is the opinion of good legal au
thority that the inconsistencies pointed
out in the law would not before a
court be construed to its defeat; that
where it is so evident what the law
makers intended, the intention would
be given effect though the failure of
the Legislature to clearly express it
self is patent on the face of the law.
The "Record-Union" holds to the same
opinion, that the law is safe enough
with oil its blunders, though It will be
advisable to have it made perfectly
clear by legislative enactment.
There is one section of the law, how -
ever, that is clearly unconstitutional,
though the elimination of that section
will not affect the law for other pur
poses. We refer to section three, which
provides that no one shall bring into
the State or sell wagons with less tire
widths than those prescribed by the
law* under misdemeanor penalty. This,
enforced, would prevent a dealer in
wagons making and keeping for sale, or
Imp siting wagons to be sold to people
of another State. For instance, strict
application of such a provision would
prevent a Sacramento merchant front
selling narrow* tire wagons to a cus
tomer in Oregon or Nevada, a right the
dealer has. that clearly the State can
not suspend.
AT LAST.
Arrest of a Much-Wanted No
torious Woman.
Ever since the girl Annie Anderson
was arrested as an incorrigible by Spe
cial Officer Heafy. a week or so ago. the
officers have been on the lookout for a
woman known as Lucy E. Wilson,
whom the girl stated had acted as a sort
of agent in providing her with male
companions.
Yesterday Officer Bagley located her
in a house on Fifteenth street, but when
he went there the woman ran out the
rear way into an alley, and tried to es
cape, but he overtook and ■ rrested her.
A charge of vagrancy will be placed
against her. but it is more than likely
that District Attorney Ryan will find
sufficient ground on which to hold her
for felony.
The admissions made by the Ander
son girl show- the Wilson woman to be
long to a very danserous class in any
community. And it is not her immor
ality alone that the officers hold against
her, for they believe her to have been
connected with thieves.
Almost a Burglary.
Burglars tried to enter Rozas' gro
cery ,at Second and Q streets, on
Wednesday night. The proprietor was
awakened by a noise and went to in
vestigate. He found that the putty had
been cut away from three sides of a
window about twenty inches square
and from part of the other side, so that
only a slight time longer wduld have
enabled the robbers to get in.
SUIT FOR MAINTENANCE.
Some Features of the Trouble in
the Waldron Family.
Justice Henry yesterday partially
heard the case of R. A. May against
Louis Waldron, when it was continued
till this morning. It is a civil suit in
which plaintiff May, a collector, is the
assignee of the real parties in interest.
Waldron is sued for $127 50 for the
care and board of his wife by her
mother, Mrs. Frank Schmidt, and for
$12 50 for medical services rendered by
Dr. F. R. 'Waggoner. It seems that
after a child had been born to Mr. and
Mrs. Waldron the latter fell quite ill
and went to her mother's home for
There apepars to have been more or
less friction between the Schmidt
household and Waldron. for it is
charged that the latter refused to allow
his wife to return to him. and also re
fvsed to allow his mother-in-law's
1 claim for her maintenance.
Mre. Waldron herself testified that
! she had several time-s visited her hus
! band, and that he had given her money,
but she said he invariably sent her
away again and also refdsed to allow
j her to have charge of their infant, in
consequence of which she recently in
stituted divorce proceedings.
Waldron introduced testimony to the
effect that he had sent food and wine
to his wife at he» mother's home.
The came will be resumed this morn
ing.
NEVADA AGAINST CALIFORNIA.
A Relay Bicycle Race is Projected
and the Date Fixed.
The Reno wheelmen recently chal
lenged the Capital City Wheelmen to
a fifty-mile relay track race, to take
place on October 10th, the Reno people
agreeing to pay the expenses -of the
Sacramento team of ten men. The
Capital City men have now accepted
the challenge, and the team of ten is
being made up by Captain Shaw.
The handicap under which the Sac
ramento riders will labor is the fact
that Reno is over 4.090 feet greater al
titude than Sacramento. Nevertheless
the Sacramento bicyclists claim that as
they are more experienced in relay
j racing they will be able to stand off
this disadvantage and wipe the earth
with the sagebrushers.
Since the acceptance of the challenge
the Carson wheelmen have expressed a
desire to enter the lists and make the
match a three-sided one. Whether or
not the Capital Citys will agree to this
jis as yet undetermined. It is unlikely
that they will accede, as a third team
j in the race may not be to their advan-
I tage, though a good many officers of
the club think it cannot In anyway af
fect the race, except to make it live
lier.
The Sacramento.team will leave the
city on the night of Saturday, the 9th
of October.
YOUNG PEOPLE'S NIGHT.
Social This Evening at the Rooms
of the Y. M. C. A.
To-night will be observed as Young
People's Night at the Young Men's
Christian Association rooms.
This means that the oung men and
women of Sacramento are invited to
enjoy a social time in the rooms, which
will be thrown open to them from 8 to
11 o'clock.
A short but interesting programme
will be given, the last number of which
will be by the audience itself. Should
any of the audience fail to do their
portion a forfeit will be claimed by the
master of ceremonies.
The boys' gymnasium classes were
started on Wednesday afternoon with
a good attendance, and a great deal of
interest is manifested in the entertain
ment to be given for boys on Tuesday
afternoon next.
The Woman's Auxiliary expect to
give a tea on the afternoon of Friday.
October Ist.
FROM RING TO PRISON.
' Circus Acrobat Lettrall on His
Way to the Penitentiary.
Deputy Sheriff Al. W r . White of Ala
meda lodged a prisoner named Elmer
' Lettrall in the County Jail last nigh"..
len route to Folsom Prison, where he
! will have to serve seven years for
' burglary in the first degree.
Lettrall entered a room in the Hotel
| Metropole in Oakland by crawling over
| a transom. A "Chronicle" reporter.
I named Leffingwell. who slept in the ad
> joinfng room, attempted to capture the
j midnight mechanic single-handed, but
! was worsted in the contest, and the
Police Officer Henderson gave chase
land shouted to him to stop, but the
tag thief did not heed the command,
! and Henderson laid his man low by
! sending a bullet through his hip.
Lettrall remained in the hospital for i
four months. He was formerly an
acrobat in Sells Brothers' cfrcus.
SOCIAL EVENTS.
] Miss Maggie- Kennedy entertained a
! number of her young friends on Mon-
I day evening by a lawn party at her
home near Florin, all ef whom enjoyed
j a most delightful evening. The grounds
were illuminated by scores of Chinese
j lantern?, and the young folks passed
! the hours with a variety of pleasant
: games. Refreshments were also ser%ed
in the open air. The young people all
j declared that they had been entertained
lin a most delightful manner by their
! young hostess. Those present were
! Misses Maggie Kennedy. Hallie Stew
art. Delia Stewart. Lizzie Thomas.
F: race and Charlotte French, Nellie
Whitman. Roee Kennedy. Zelda Theo
bald, L.onora Kennedy. Messrs. Ben
: and Will Thomas, Lloyd Stewart. Will
Taylor. Ernest French, Tom Landsbor
! ough. Howard Whitman, Fred. Shaw,
j Ormond Evans.
PERSONAL MENTION.
J. W. Roberts of Washington, D. C.
la at the Golden Eagle.
n the city
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Tibbetts of San
Francisco are stopping at the Golden
Eagle.
Aiturner H. C. Ross and wife left last
evening fur a short visit to Stockton and
San Francisco.
Mrs. J. E. Mayo and children have
gone to San Francisco, where they take
the steamer for Tacoma.
Charles Roll and "Duke" Ten Bosch
j •-nerday returned from a thousand
mile trip aw heel. They went all through
the northern part of the State, nearly
tc the Oregon line. They were absent
SACRAMENTO DAILY RECORD-UNIOX, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1897.
about one month, and made tin entire
trip on their bicycles.
A USEFUL LIFE ENDED.
Death of Charles N. Hartwell Last
Night.
Charles X. Hartweil, one of the old
est and best known citizens of the city,
died at his home here last night. Mr.
Hartwell had for many years been the
senior member of the firm of Hartwell,
Hotchkiss & Stalker, proprietors of the
Front-street planing mill.
Mrs. Hartwell and four daughters
survive him—Mrs. Wm. G. Wallace of
Stockton, Mrs. C. B. Brown and Misses
Flora and Fannie Hartwell of this
city. »
Mr. Hartwell was a native of Ashby,
1 Mass., and 71 years of age. He was a
j man of intelligence, close attention to
i business, of a quiet domestic nature,
I and one of a class of citizens %\hose
1 death means a. public loss as well as a
: family affliction.
NEW CLUB HOUSE.
j The Athletic Club Obtaining
Points at the Bay.
| A San Franccisco paper of yesterday
says: Secretary Callahan of the Sac
i ramento Athletic Club was in Oakland
on Tuesday, partially to see Lon Ag
i new of the club regarding his match at
I Sacramento with Spanjer on the 30th,
I and also to inspect the new Acme
j building for points, as the Sacramento
| club Intends shortly to build a new
house, the necessary money for which
is nearly all subscribed.
Hotel Arrivals.
j Arrivals at the Golden Eagle Hotel
! yesterday: W. H. Wood, Rochester, N.
V.; E. B. Dana. R. W. Foster, John
j Biffar, New York; A. J. F; ank. Boston;
J. W. Roberts, Washington. D .C; Ed
ward H. Ben.la.mm, Oakland; Mis.
Clarke, Fresno; J. T. McCarthy, T. E.
McNear, L. C. Iven, J. O. Eagleson.
Geo. C. Peterson, J. B. Tibbetts and
wife. J. H. Moran, E. B. Castlen, San
Francisco.
Argued and Submitted.
I Judge Hughes yesterday heard argu-
I ments in the case of R. Wittenbrock
J against Alma M. Wheadon. Witten
! brock a year ago obtained a decree
j foreclosing a mortgage on certain prop
erty, with an order for ejectment. But
j Wheadon, who claims an interest
| in, has been fighting the suit. The
matter was submitted and taken under
advisement.
Horse and Cart Stolen.
The horse and cart of F. Wilbur Ayer
of Oak Park were stolen from Seven
teenth and E streets yesterday fore
noon. The animal is a sorrel mare, and
the cart is of the Rumsey make.
Mr. Ayer has searched the city and
can find no tidings of the stolen prop
j erty. He is satisfied the thief left town
i with it at once.
A Challenge.
The Young Jackson Squares want
to hear from any baseball team whose
members are under the age of K>i.\
years, especially th*~- Red Seals or the
Valley Dairys. Address Joe R f harjson,
the Captain, 431 S street.
Furniture at Auction.
On Saturday, the 2."> th, at 10 a. m.,
W. T. Crowell will sell at auction at
009% J street, up stairs, the contents
of nine rooms, comprising everything
needed in a complete household, from
parlor to kitchen.
A Drunken Indian.
Officers Ash and Harlow yesterday
arrested a drunken Indian in the vi
cinity of Chinatown, but failed to find
out w here he procured his whisky. He
was booked under the aboriginal title
of John Doe. _____
SUPREME COURT DECISIONS.
(No. 15,729—1n Bank—Filed September
13. 1M»7.)
The People of the State of California,
appellant: Oakland Water Front Com
pany, the City of Oakland and others,
respondents. Action to determine ad
verse claims to real property. Revers
ed.
The authority of the Attorney-Gen
eral to institute an action In a case In
which the rights and Interests of the
people of the State are directly involv
el cannot be questioned.
A legislative grant from the public
domain is not only a grant, but is also
a law, and if the case is such that the
grant being once made the title can
never revest in the State except by a
legislative revocation of the grant, and
there has been no such revocation the
courts of the State must take notice
at all times that the grantee or his suc
cessor is not the owner of the thing
granted. Held, therefore, that the Su
perior Court did not err in holding that
it must take judicial notice of th;- legis
lative grant to Oakland, in ruling upon
the demurrers. The principle of the
decision was correct, but the court
erred in the adoption of it. For. taking
the description of the grant to the
town of Oakland contained in the Act
of 1852, and comparing it with the land
described in the complaint it cannot be
seen that the land there claimed by
the State is all embraced within the
grant to Oakland.
A Pertinent Inquiry.
"I don't believe in anything I can't
see," said the young man who aims
to be considered a skeptic.
The middle-aged man with overalls
on looked at him pensively for a mo
ment, and then inquired:
"Young fellow, did you ever ketch
hold of a 'lectric wire?" —Washington
Star.
Purely Business.
"Julia." said the old gentleman re
proachfully, "if I am not mistaken you
i gave that young man a kiss."
"I did no such thing." returned the
1 young woman with emphasis. "It was
I a trade."—Chicago Post.
After the Row Is Over.
"That policeman reminds me of a
rainbow."
j Why?"
" Always around after the storm."—
North American.
The Spartan Virtue of Fortitude
by those who bear the pungs of rheu
matism without complaint. We have never
heard of such an individual. But why
not. ere the lifelong rnnrtyrdom begins,
extinguish the germ of this atrocious
malady with Hosfetter's Stomach Bitters,
the efficacy of w-hit has a preventive of
the disease, as well as a means of re
lieving it. is weil established and amply
attested, during the last forty-five years,
over professional signatures? It ex
purgates from the blood those acrid prin
ciple* which beget the pain and Inflam
mation characteristic of this complaint,
-A-hieh. it should be reeenected, Is always
liable to terminate lift- suddenly when it
attacks a vita! part. The Bitters also
I'Xp.is the virus of malaria from the sys
tem, remedies d>spepsia. kidney com
plaint, constipation and biliousness, quiets
the nerves, and invigorates the whole
physical organism.
Coronado water, Stockton sarsapa
rilla and iron, champagne cider, ginger
ale, orange cider. J. McMorry, agent.*
HER SHARP TONGUE.
; First Woman Prisoner Taken Dur
ing the Rebellion.
The first woman captured as prisoner
in the war of the rebellion is now liv
! ing quietly in Rochester, N. V., sup
| porting herself by dressmaking.
A slender little woman is Mrs. Jennie
j A. Curtiss, with gray hair and a gentle,
demure manner that holds no trace of
the madcap recklessness that got her
j into a Southern prison in 1861. Mrs.
Curtiss, although but a year or two
out of her teens, was a widow when
I the war broke out. She came of Aboli
j tionist stock, and her brother, a lad
of 10 years, went .out with the "three
months' " men. Soon afterwards a
false report of her brother's illness took
her to Washington. Learning that he
was with his regiment in McDowell's
army, then encamped near Arlington,
she visited him. Near by lived a fam
ily named Pierce, to whom she had let
ters of introduction. As the army was
about to begin the march to its defeat
at Bull Run it was thought best for
her to remain at the Pierce house
rather than encounter the difficulties
of a return to Washington.
Then came the terrible defeat, and
the beaten army was swept back past
the Pierce house. Chaos followed, and
for some days no one seemed to know
where the Confederates were. After
twitting a visiting Union officer one
evening on the general lack of knovvl-
I edge of the whereabouts of the ene
my, Mrs. Curtiss. on a wager of a pair
of gloves, declared that she would
water her horse at Falls Church, nine
miles from Arlington, on the road to
Fairfax.
Next day she started to redeem her
word. Mounted on a roan horse be
longing to the Confederate General
Bee, which had been captured at Bull
Hun, she started with her hostess, Miss
Pierce, as her companion, and Lieuten
ant Eidridaf as escort.
Leaving her companions a mile from
the church at a toll gate, Mrs. Curtiss
rode forward to carry out the terms
of the wager. She reached her goal,
but as the horse was drinking she heard
the. tramp of soldiers and saw a com
pany of Confederates rounding a turn
of the road. With the readiness of an
expert horsewoman she sprung into the
saddle and put the roan at a gallop.
Coming to the toll gate she found it
closed, but she took it as easily as a
three-rail fence. One mile further she
was forced to halt by a line of fixed
bayonets across the road. Then she
was captured.
The officer in command, Captain
Preston, told Mrs. Curtiss he had an
order for her arrest as a spy.
Mrs. Curtiss was taken to Colonel
Stewart's headquarters at Fairfax. He
told her he considered her arrest a mis
take, but as the order had come from
Richmond before Bull Run he would
be obliged to send her there. Stewart
accepted Mrs. Curtiss' parole and she
was treated with courtesy. Soon she
acquired a reputation for satirical rep
artee. One of the Confederate officers
who called upon her was Fitzhugh
Lee, who remarked with a laugh after
one of her sharp speeches:
"After we take Washington I will
run up to your New York home and
we'll open a bottle of champagne."
"Before you get to Washington," she
retorted, "you will have all the pain
you want, no sham pain either."
After two weeks Mrs. Curtiss was
taken to General Johnson's headquar
ters at Manassas, where for slapping
the General's nephew, who struck her
on the face with a switch, she was
placed under guard by the Provost
Marshal.
From there she was sent to Rich
mond in charge of Captain Tremol.
While in a restaurant on the way a
man brushed past and whispered:
"Don't be discouraged. You have
friends near."
Tremol heard the whisper and de
manded:
"What did that man say?"
"Only another insult," she replied
without hesitation.
At Richmond Mrs. Curtiss was close
ly questioned and placed in charge of
Taylor, afterwards keeper of Libby
Prison.—New York "World.
American Humor.
Every one knows that old and very
extreme test of humor contained in the
] story of a man who, on receiving a
telegram announcing the annihilation
at his wife and children in a railway j
I accident, laid down the envelope, cx
i claiming, "This Is perfectly ridicu
lous!" Do you who now read see the
j humor lurking there? There is little
I use of argument over the matter. He
who feels rather than sees this humor
is amused for no accepted reason that
he can readily assign. On the other
hand, he whose fancy is not thus tick
led is revolted, if not angered, at the
sight of mirth where he but detects
tragedy. Yet there is no real lack of
fe-eling in such mirth. The. effects of
certain kinds of humor upon certain i
| kinds of minds means as irresponsible |
I a contraction of the mental muscles
jas of the bodily upon occasions. We
hear children say that so-and-so is
■ "ticklish," because that particular
Child's body is sensitive to a certain '
kind of teasing touch. In just the same
Irresponsible way the mind may be !
sensitive or impervious to a particular
tottcll of humor. In either case the
condition seems born with those who ■
possess it.
While not meaning to make this a :
I plea for the extremes of American hu- j
mor, it seems only fair to us that those j
' who have not the quality will have
I some charity for those who happily or j
unhappily possess it. Americans in- j
heriting this birthright are often called
upon to have patience with those to
whom it is denied. As an instance of
this I must, with an apology, briefly re
peat an old but characteristic American
] tale. The story is of the vigilance
; committee which hanged the wrong j
man for horse-stealing, and then, dis- j
■V( ; ing too late their mistake, depu- !
j tised one member to apologize to the j
widow. "Well, missus," said the
sheepish deputy to the weeping worn- ;
!an who answered his knock upon her j
j cloor, "I guess you've got the laugh on I
jus this time." * It was this tale which !
!an American once ventured to repeat j
j cd. after the story- was told, with that ;
I look, crushing to a story-teller, which I
said the American, meekly. "Don't j
' you see the joke?" "Joke!" repeated !
i the listener, indignantly. "Do you call j
: that man s remark funny? I think it |
: was the flight of impertinence!" Sfet
; English farce where the hero is
' knocked down with a rope of sausages
lor upset from a table, say, with a
j sniff, "English horse-play." Let us
| live and let live, my brothers. After
| all, climate has much to do with such
serious differences of opinion. The dri
er the atmosphere, the more dry and
crackling the wit. A moist climate
calls for stouter food, stouter raiment,
stouter witticisms.
An acute sense of fitness, which is
also an American birthright, seems to
lie at the root of most of those humor
ous tales which amuse the American
mind only. They all illustrate a law
of fitness inexorably carried out. or
show the results of that law broken. —
Harper's Bazar.
Tested Points in Diet.
The fact that milk has become ex
tremely popular with all classes of
physicians of late years is emphasized
by a recent writer in "The North
American Review." Formerly a fever
patient was forbidden to take the ar
ticle, while in modern practice it is
about the enly food allowed, and a well
nigh exclusive diet of that liquid is said
to be very efficacious in diabetes. At
the German spas, Carlsbad, Wiesbaden,
etc., a very little bread is allowed, the
diet being mostly made up of milk,
eggs, grapes, and lean beef; a non
starch diet is the rule, bread, starchy
vegetables and cereals being almost ex
cluded. Rice is easily digested and an
excell-nt food, except that it abounds
in earth salts. Fruits are not only di
gested in the first stomach, but they
have a large part of the nourishment
already in a condition be absorbed and
assimilated as soon as eaten. The food
elements in bread and cereals have to
undergo a process of digestion in the
stomach, and then be passed on to the
intestines for a still further chemical
change before being of use to the hu
man s.vstem, showing the advantage of
a diet of lean meats and fruits.
The Wise One.
"You see it was this way: They were
all three so dead in love with her and
all so eligible that to settle the mat
ter she agreed to marry the one who
should guess the nearest to her age."
"And did she?"
"I don't know. I know that she mar
ried the one who guessed the lowest."
—Pearson's Weekly.
A Theatrical Hit.
"We've got 'Hamlet' fixed so it will
create a furore this fall."
"What have you done to it?"
"In the grave digger's scene the old
fellow shoveling in the hole is to throw
out gold nuggets as big as hickory
nuts."—Chicago Record.
The Modern Novel.
"Has that book any good charac
ters?" asked the literary critic.
"Well," replied the casual reader, "a
few of the people had good characters
in the first chapter. But they're all
hopelessly lost before the middle of
the story.—Washington Star.
Cherub Pictures Free.
A beautiful colored cardboard picture
without advertising matter will be giv
en to those returning five one-pound
wrappers from Cherub Tea or Coffee or
both. *
For a nice cold lunch or hot tamale
go to El Dorado Saloon and family re
sort. 820 J and 1006 Ninth. * *
For Weiland's extra pale bottled beer,
$1 a dozen, call up Blauth. Tel. 297. *
I Sacramento's I
i Exclusive \
\ Dry Goods Store j
| NEW FALL GOODS.
Incomparable are the values C
* now attracting attention in our >
y Dress Goods and Silk Depart- ?
C ments. As buyers in the mark- i
Sets of the world we are enabled >
i to show the latest creations in C
j both foreign and domestic man- >
C ufacture. %
I DRESS GOODS. f
S 38-Inch All Wool Assabet <
* Suitings. In plain colors and S
C mixtures, mixtures and chev- c
5 lota 25c a yard. <
€ 40-Inch All Wool Fancy Suit- J
> ings in two-tone effects. A wide $
> range of plain fabrics also, c
£ Price, 50c a yard. %
$ to 46-inch All Wool Novel- >
c ties in mixtures, stripes and £
\ plaids, all the newest colorings %
y for the season. Price, 75c, 85c $
> and .$1 a yard. c
| SILKS. I
* Fancy Plaid Surah Silks, 22 >
> inches wide, exquisite colorings. «
« 85c a yard. C
% Beautiful Plaid Taffeta and <
f Surah Silks, 22 inches wide. 5
$ suitable for Shirt Waists, Fancy <?
<f Brocaded Silks suitable for Fan- >
% ey Waists in the new-est color- *
S ings. bought under value will be <
S sold at $1 a yard. S
c High Art Novelty Plaid and 1
€ Roman Striped Silks in the new- Jest
>est effects. $1 25, §1 50 and J
< fl 75 a yard. a
B. fflLSOfl CO.,
\ N. E. cor. Sixth and J Sts. |
SPECIAL NOTICES.
SPECIAL low rates on palms, ferns,
umbrella plants, begonias, etc. Bell Con
servatory Co., Nurrery Tenth and Y.
Vehicles—Baker *_ Hamilton—Hardware.
Carts, Buggies, Carriages, Phaetons. Bala
Farm and Header Wagons. Wholesale
Hardware. Sen': f«->»- catalogue.
MRS. WINS Low S SOOTHING SYRUP
has been used for over fifty years by mill
ions of mothers for their children while
teething with perfect success. It soothes
the child, softens the gums, allays pain,
cures wind colic, regulate* the bowels, and
Is the best remedy for diarrhea, whether
arising from teething or other causes. For
sale by druggists in every part of the
world. Be sure and ask for Mrs. Wins
low's Soothing Syrup. Twenty-live coats
a bottle. i
NEW TO-DAY.
AUCTION SALE.
ON SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 2.VTH.
At 10 o'clock, at (KrAi J street (over Pur
nelt'fl Bookstore), I will ten the contents
of nine room*, consisting of " Oak Bed
room Sets. Brussels Carpets. Lace Cur
tains, Shades, Bed Lounges, Chairs.
Tables. Linolrum. Cook Stove. Crockery
and Glassware, Toilet Sets. Oil Paint
ing*, and in tact everything in said nine
rooms. Sale positive No limit. W. T.
CROWgLL, Salesman. _ se24-2t_
READ! READ! READ!
THE SPLENDID PROGRAMME FOR
the Great Bicycle Meet of the 26th. See
it in local columns, and note what a
splendid promise it is. It
Drapery-unique,
artistic ideas
Practically unheralded, a
(drapery department was established in this business a
, short time ago that is winning golden opinions for us daily.
The most competent man that we could find is in charge.
I His ideas in the way of suggestions as to designs and
color harmonies for cozy corners, window and door
draperies, upholstering, etc., are at your service.
Drapery "jjf I Child's i;/ j
WeWS Oriental Fabrics. I'luslu / ! HOOkef f^SHH
alines and Curtain Muslins-amvals ) W ° n der
that win gladden the eyes of all lov- h ° w A |l||H j\
Better selections here than all Sac- people Xmm
* lBe^h^ e * an show - No vvm take |^3b^l^^^
ims, 32 inches wide, IS and 20 cents i th c s c
,the yard. Silkalines, yard wide, very 'hard- l^l r^^W
popular for sash curtains and sofa ' w ° ° eJl&^S&p*^^j&
tonnes, fur wall coverings? chamber child's
curtains, upholstery of couches, ' rockers If we tell them the.,.
sofas, etc., yard wide, at IS, 20 and j price is only yl ZD
25 cents. Only gives you an inkling. 1
Attempted description of the whole
stock would be absurd. See it. ! naffactnn ° ut of tne shi PP ins
LagaolUH case 3 on i y a few da>
SaltS, HllgS Something new in de-
Ponrioro C si&ns ever y shipment—
rcfjpcrS 3£ this one no exception .First comers
Imitation cut £l|Jc Bet first choice. $6 and $10.
glass, and ex-
cellent i'mita- $
tion, too, with Hi POrtiere Bar&ains in Tapestries
rf-'Mt'§&\ a . . and Moire Weaves. Man
s.lver plated j GUrtaillS ager says they werenever,
tops. On reg- NEVER offered so cheap
ular selling i in thss town before. Remember, de
days these iW&Ma&I&KtiXzS layai are dangerous; come and get
cost you 15c Waiil!lalߧ! ! them nOW -
To-day, from S V§ mssl&]s{S; I Tapestry Portieres 5 , 3 1-3 yards
a.m. to op. m., raSffir '< long ' inches wide; your choice of
10 cents. a wide range of colors; at the aston
_t. i , I ishing price of $3 the pair.
Opal glass salts and peppers. In
assorted colors, with nickel tops, that ! Moire Weave Portieres, with tinsel
regularly sell for 10 cents. To-day. , effects, perfect beauties. Yours at
only 7 cents. | £5 pair.
> Corner Sixth and K.
AMUSEMENTS.
METROPOLITAN THEATER.
CHAS. P HALL Lessee and Manager.
L. HENRY Business Manager.
Commencing !u_Tliot, septemsier 26in.
Special Engagement of ELLEFORD'S BIG
COMPANY. Tncludinsr Hie Charming Son
brette, JESSIE NORTON, in Stupendous Pro
Auctions of Dramas, Melodramas and Come
dies never before produced at Popular Prices.
Change of play nightly. Opening with
THE LOST PARADISE.
MONDAY the Greatest of all Successful
Melodramas.
the: stowaway,
Realistic Representations with New Scenery.
Elaborate Appointments and Surprising
Efl'ects, Songs, Dances, Specialties.
Popular Prices, 10c, 20c, 30c. No Higher.
Seats on sale Saturday.
THE CLUNIE.
1 J. H. TODD Manager
Commencing Monday, September 20th, with
Saturday Matinee,
FRANK W. BACON
and his Excellent Company in JUDSON
BRUSIE'S Pastoral Comedy,
THE ESTATE OF
Hannibal Howe,
PRICES—IOc, 20c, 30c, Reserved,
EVENT OF THE SEASON!
15-ROUND BOXING CONTEST
BETWEEN
LON AGNEW of Han Francisco and
HENRY SPANJER of Sacramento,
Under the management of the
SACRAMENTO ATHLETIC CLUB,
Thursday Evening, Sept. 30th,
OLD PAjVILION, SI?vTII AND M.
Admission, Ji; reserve, 50 cents extra. Re
serve seats on sale 704 X street.
AUCTIONS.
FOR SALE AT A SACRIFICE,
ON ACCOUNT OF ENGAGING IN OTII
er business a good restaurant and oys
ter house. For further particulars inquire
at Bell & Co's, 1016 Fourth street, auc
tioneers. T. H. Clark, Proprietor.
R. EL GREER & CO.,
General Auctioneers.
Cash Paid for Household Goods.
Oftlco and Salesroom, 1001-1000 J St.
Capital Tel. 506.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
TEN THOUSAND YARDS OF EARTH,
more or less, wanted to till grounds at
Sutter's Fort. Sealed bids wili bo received
on or before MONDAY, September 27th,
at office of Frank D. Ryan, Courthouse.
Bids should state price per yard.
BOARD OF SUTTER'S FORT TRUS
TEES. se23-3t
Notice of Assignee's Sale of Bar Room
Stock and Fixtures.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN BY THE
undersigned, assignee of the estate of Leo
Fischer, an insolvent debtor, that I will
on Monday, the 2,th day of September,
1597. at the hour of 10 o'clock a. m., In front
of the Sheriff's office, at the County Court
house. Seventh and 1 streets, in Sacra
mento City, Sacramento County. Califor
nia, sell at public auction for cash the
following personal property belonging to
the estate of said insolvent, to-wit: One
cash register, 1 large bar mirror, 2.400 ci
gars, miscellancaus lot of Honors, includ
ing rum, wine, brandy, syrup, kummel,
whisky, cognac, bitters, ginger ale, sarsa
parllla, soda, etc.; also a lot of bar glass
ware, spoons, tables, chairs, desk, clock,
pictures, etc., being the stock and fixtures
lately contained in the Ebner Hotel Sa
loon. D. J. SIMMONS & CO..
Auctioneers.
David Reese, Assignee. se2i-it
| Ladies Who Value •
J A refined complexion mast use Pozzoni's Pott-I
feder. It produces a soft and beautiful skin. I
Overcoats,
Office Coats,
Bar Coats,
Fancy Vests,
Underwear,
Union Suits,
Hosiery,
Neckwear,
Umbrellas,
Fancy Shirts,
Etc.,
At Popular Prices.
MASON'S
Steam Laundry and
Shirt Factory,
528 J Street.
NOTICE TOJUNTERS.
NO SHOOTING OR HUNTING WILL
be alowed on the Rancho Del Paso. Any
volation of this order will lead to arrest.
JOHN MAC KEY. Superintendent,
F\ C KNAUER'9
BEER
US THE BEST. TRY IT. EVERY KEG
has the latest iniurovea uateut valve.
C. H. KREBS & CO.,
F. H. KREIiS. Manager.
626 <J STREET,
DEALERS IN PAINTS. OILS, GLASS AND
WALL PAPER.
Painting, Papering and Decorating in all its
brancbeft. Teleobones 2*7.
WFI I ! S W lo?r k Pal
▼ T JL-rf* id A. H. AN
DERhCN, Jr., is the
roan to-do it. SOB Ninth si. New 'phone 642.
Easiness Houses, Contractors and Public Mod
FIRHISHKn WITH
NEWSPAPER INFORM ATION OF ALL KINDS
BY THE
PRESS CLIPPING BUREAU,
610 Montgomery street. San Francisco.
E'_EZ:CrT«iC BEL.TS
i,, Are eoodthinjrs if properly
lh *™ « no sense
'«*ea^e
" <%Sfi.' < { ™ Sacramento St., S. F.
*3T For sale in Sacra-
rneiito by
B. E. —CHMI «n«iHl 904 J Street.
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE
County of Sacramento, State of Califor
nia in the matter of F. JAY LEWIS, an
insolvent debtor. '
Notice is hereby given to all the credi
tors of 1. Jay Lewis, the above-nam. d
insolvent, who have proved their debts
that said insolvent his this day appb -d
to this court for a discharge from his
debut, and that FRIDAY, the Bth day
of October. A. D. JJB7, at 1:30 o'clock p
m., at the courtroom of said court at
the Courthouse in Sacramento? County of
Sacramento has been fixed as the time
and place for said creditors to appear
and show cause, if any they have why
jV. ■ d ne l >* discharged from all
h-.s debts, in accordance wdth the natuua
in such cases made and provided
Witness ray hand and the seal of tbe
t^^T%. i St- this * or'stS
(Sea,) i> y- B - HAMILTON,
By V ■ '155 2L the Superior Court.
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