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CALIFORNIA
WINE CROP.
The Vintage This Year Superior to
Any Since 1892.
In Sonoma County It is Reported the Finest
Ever Known.
The Total Vintage of the State Es
timated at Between Fifteen and
Twenty Million Gallons—Prices
Will Probably be Low, Owing
to Competition Among the Big
Corporations Handling the Pro
duce.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23.—The
Cahfo:n;;t vintage is later than usual,
but will be superior to any since 1892,
while the dry wine crop will be the
largest the State has produced since
the bonanza year of ISS'3. The total
vintagers estimated at from 15,000,000
to 20,000.000 gallons. The price, how
ever, will probably be low, owing to
competition among the big corpora
tions handling the product.
The Sonoma County vintage is the
finest tver known. The berries are fat
and clean. Three million gallons of
capacity have been added, which will
permit the vineyardists to store all of
the wine, which will amount to about
o,l'. r >o,ooo gallons.
Last season the product of Santa
Clara County was 4,000,000 gallons,
which has been increased this year
about 25 per cent., bringing it up to
5,000,000. Some damage has been done
by the vine hopper, but as a rule the
quality of the wine is good.
The Livermore Valley sustains its
high standard of excellence, and this
season will exceed its last year's yield
of 1,500,000 gallons.
In Napa County, although there has
been some planting of resistant stock,
it has not kept pace with the ravages
of the- phylloxera. The quality of the
wine is good, and the yield will be
about* 1,500,000 gallons.
HEIR TO A FORTUNE.
A Man Confined in Jail on a
Charge of Embezzlement.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23.— W. F.
Ka.-ron, now imprisoned in the County
Jail h"re charged with embezzlement,
has fallen heir to a quarter of a mil
lion doi.'ars. James Karron, the pris
oner's uncle, who was a prominent
mining operator of Montana and Ne
vada, died last week at Austin, la.,
leaving property valued at $500,000
to be equally divided between his two
nephews. One of these is the prisoner,
W. T. Karron. The other, Linnie Kar
ron, is a barber in Sioux City. No
other surviving relatives are known to
exist. The San Francisco heir was
formerly business manager of the "Cal
ifornia Commerce," a souvenir maga
zine.
TROUBLE IN GUATEMALA.
Champerico and San Felipe in the
Hands of Insurgents.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23—Late to
night the following private dispatch was
received in this city from Champerico,
Guatemala, via Acapulco:
Champerico and San Felipe are both
in the hands of the insurgents. Barrios
has shot and imprisoned prominent men
who sympathized with the revolution
ists. The wives of revolutionists have
also been arrested. Anarchy is feared.
A letter from the City of Guatema
la has also been received. The writer
SPECIALS
FOR
TO-MORROW
(SATURDAY).
IN SHOE DEPARTMENT,
LADIES' Vici Kid Shoes, in
lace or button, coin or needle toes.
Mat kitl or patent leather tips,
cloth or kid tops. 0t f%r
Regular 52 60 value. \| Mn
Special at 01 UU
MISSES* Fine Ponerola Kid
Shoes, cither lace or button, coin,
narrow square or needle toes. A
perfect fitting: and easy shoe.
Special price tor Sat- ftp
urday,sizes LIJ to 2, Uh UC JV*
Si 15; to ll". UU 9
IN BOYS' CLOTHING DEPT.
Boys' School Suits of Mixed
Cheviot, in brown, black or gray
shades. Two styles —double
breasted, two-piece suits and
reefer- with deep ft r PENT?
Bailor collars. SPB- UK ucrM,i
CIAL PRICK UU slit.
IN MEN'S CLOTHING DEPT.
All-wool Cheviot Pants for men.
Seat hairline stripe in dark gray
or tan shades. <rood weifrhtv goods
and sold regularly at Si 50. The
color being rather light
for this season of 0 1 rft
the rear we reduce \| nil
them "to 01 VU
IN MEN'S FURNISHING DEPT.
Men's Black and White Check
Overshirts of good durable mate
rial, well made and one of the
best 50-cent shirts we have seen
this year. Stmnglv sewed and
will not fade. Sixes AP RFNTn
14* to 17. Satnr- <h 2
day's price UU
Men's NatUel Wool Seamless
Socks. Regular 20- |A CENTS
cent value. satur- 111 w ,w
day's price 11l pair.
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declares that everything at the time of
writing was in a state of chaos. Bar
rios, he says, has lost his head from
fright, and in a delirium of terror is im
prisoning and shooting all who evince
the slightest, leaning toward the insur
gent cause. Loans are collected by
force, and death is the penalty for re
fusing financial assistance to the dicta
tor.
Francisco Castillo, Barrios' Chief of
Police, under Oie orders of his supe
rior, has, it is asserted, usurped the
places of the civil officers.
Barrios himself is in constant fear of
assassination. Two hundred soldiers
sleep in the palace day and night, and
he is constantly attended by a guard of
our picked men, who never leave him
alone, accompanying him even to his
bath. Villa Algeria, the residence of
Mrs. Barrios, is guarded by a large
force of police. At the other country
places of the President police are en
camped to prevent the destruction of
property. Barillas is occupying a neu
tral position in the present contest.
Southern Methodist Conference.
OAKLAND, Sept. 23. —At the annual
conference of the Methodist Church,
south, to-day the following clergymen
were almitted to the conference on
prooation: J. A. Shipley of Colusa, C.
L. McCausland of San Francisco and
J. D. Houck of Fresno. Bishop Har
grave, in speaking of the duties of
church stewards, paid a high tribute to
the Epworth League. After the ap
poimment of an Auditing Committee,
the session adjourned.
A Lawyer Missing.
PORTLAND (Or.). Sept. 23.— Henry G.
Reid, a lawyer, who recently came here
from Kansas City, is missing, and his
friends fear that he has either commit
ted suicide or been murdered. He had
been drinking heavily, and went to the
Good Samaritan Hospital to undergo
treatment about ten days ago. In a few
days he recovered sufficiently to take a
walk down town, but since Tuesday he
has not appeared at his lodgings, and
the police have no trace of him.
Reduced Freight Rates.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 23. — The
Southern Pacific Railroad to-day an
nounced and put into effect reduced
freight rates on its line between Fresno
and Visalia. A cut was made only on
that part of the road. The old rates
stand between Visalia and San Fran
cisco and between Visalia and Stock
ton. The new rates conform exactly
with those previously established over
the same territory by the Valley Road.
Took Her Own Life.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23.—A neat
ly-dressed woman, who had given her
name as Miss Sehreiner, but who was
subsequently discovered to be Aimee de
I.isalle. was found dead this morning
on the floor of her room at 1304 Post
street. A bullet hole through her right
temple and a nickel-plated revolver by
her side showed how she had taken her
life. No reason is known why she
should have made away with herself.
Captain Jenks Sentenced.
PAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23.—Captain
Charles A. Jenks, Troop A, N. G. C,
was to-day sentenced by Police Judge
Conlan to pay a fine of $500, with the
alternatfve of six months' imprison
ment in the County Jail, for cruelty to
the horses attached to the troop. Notice
of appeal was given, and he was ad
mitted to bail in the sum of $1,001)
pending his appeal.
The Supervisor Muddle.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23—Late
this aftern* on the Supreme Court grant
ed the write of mandate applied for by
Thomas Morton of the ousted Board of
Supervisors to compel Auditor Broder
ick to recognize the validity of the tax
levy submitted to him, and issued an
order requiring Auditor Broderick to
appear on Monday, September 27th, to
show cause why he should not be com
pelled to accept said levy.
Boiler Explosion.
HANFORD. Sept. 23.—8y the explo
sion of a boiler at the Bonanza prune
orchard to-day August Blix, engineer,
was seriously and perhaps fatally in
jured. His right leg was broken and
his head face, arms and body scalded.
T. D. Baird, a laborer was blown twen
ty feet, but escaped with slight wounds.
The boiler exploded under eighty-five
pounds' pressure.
Will of Emery Upham.
VALLEJO. SeDt. 23.—The will of the
late Emery I. Upham was filed for pro
bate at Fairfield to-day. The value of
the estate is $350,<»00, and the legacies
include one for the Good Templars'
homes for orphans, amounting to $120.
--000. This bequest, which is provisional,
is practicaly annulled by a subsequent
provision requiring that if there is not
sufficient money to pay the individual
legacies that the sum intended for the
home should be divided pro rata.
Valley Railway Bonds.
PAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23.—The
purchase of $0,(K>0,000 of bonds of the
Pan Jorquin Valley Railroad made by
1. W. Hellman and the syndicate he
represented was to-day ratified by the
Directors of the company. The syndi
cate, it is said, expects to sell two
thirds of the securities and to distrib
ute the remainder amongs it own mem
bers.
University Experimental Station.
BERKELEY. Sept. 23.—Governor
Eudd has offered the University Agri
cultural Department the use of the
land of the Feeble-minded Home in
Sonoma County for an experiment sta
tion to investigate the susrar of phyl
loxera and to test resistant vines. Mrs.
Hearst has also tendered the use of
land of hers which adjoins the State
property.
An Accidental Shooting.
STOCKTON, Sept. 23.—While care
lessly handling a revolver this even
ing George Cook, who testified in the
Williams* train wrecking case that he
had neen approached by Williams, ac
cidentally shot his niece, Miss Maude
Lamb, in the left side of the face. It
did i ot cut any arteries, and the young
lady will recover.
Evidence Insufficient to Convict.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23.—The trial
of Kitty Calvert, charged with being
accessary to the murder of an old sol
dier named Duplane at Santa Monica
several weeks ago. came to an end
to-iay, the defendant being discharged
upon motion of the Assistant District
Attorney because of insufficient evi
dence to convict.
Black Sand Mining.
EUREKA. Sept. 23.—A local company
has been organized for black sand min
ing on the beach at the mouth of Little
River. Four thousand dollars' worth of
improved machinery has been purchas
ed and eighty-eight acres leased. The
plant will work 800 tons of sand every
twenty-four hours, averaging SO cents
per ton. { . ,
SACEAMEIsTO DAILY BECCJRB-TTNTON. FEIDAT, SEPTEMBER 24, 1897.
ANOTHER WARSHIP
GOING TO HAWAII.
Gunboat Wheeling Ordered to Sail
for Honolulu.
The Baltimore Will Also Shortly Proceed to
the Islands.
A Seaman on Board the Philadel
phia at Honolulu Commits Sui
cide by Hanging Himself With
His Hammock Lashing—He Had
Been Sentenced to Solitary Con
finement for Disorderly Con
duct.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 23—Orders
were sent from the Navy Department
to-day to San Francisco to have the
gunboat Wheeling sent to Honolulu as
boob as she can be prepared for the
voyage. The Wheeling has been put
in commission, recently, and was about
to start in a short time for Sitka, tak
ing stores and relief for the gunboat
Concord, now on duty in Alaska. She
is a small, but well equipped modern
gunboat, somewhat smaller than the
Bennington, now at Honolulu, but to
gether the two boats will make a good
force. The Philadelphia will remain at
Honolulu until the Wheeling arrives.
Whether the Yorktown will then be
detained is not certain, but it is likely
that she will not stop at Honolulu on
her way home from China longer than
is necessary to secure coal and stores.
The Philadelphia, upon reaching Mare
Island, will place most of her men on
the Baltimore, which has just been
extensively repaired, and the latter will
go to Hawaii as Admiral Miller's flag
ship. The Admiral will remain at Hon
olulu while the exchange is being
made\
LATEST FROM THE ISLANDS.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23.—The
steamship Moana, from Sydney via
Honolulu, arrived this morning with
the following Hawaiian advices:
HONOLULU, Sept. 16—Woolf, a
seaman on board the Philadelphia, dis
rated and confined in the brig on a
serious charge, committed suicide on
the 14th by hanging himself with his
hammock lashing. The body was
found at an early hour- in the morn
ing when the Corporal went in to in
spect his cell.
Woolf was ashore last Saturday night
and commenced drinking heavily. Late
at night he went aboard the German
ship Glade and lay down in the fore
castle. He created such a disturbance
there that the sailors drove him out
and chased him through the streets,
threatening to use violence if they
caught him. The matter was reported
the next morning to Captain Dyer of
the Philadelphia, who started an in
vestigation. The Captain of the Glade,
being cnxious to go to sea, refused to
prosecute Woolf in the local courts.
Captain Dyer; however, found that
Woolf was guilty of disorderly conduct
and bringing disgrace upon the ship,
and sentenced him to five days' soli
tary confinement on bread and water,
at the same time reducing his rating
from first to fourth class. Captain
Dyer believes that the man was in
sane. The dead man was an Austrian
by birth and about 35 years of age.
The deplorable condition of the
Hag3ten orphans, who were sent to
San Francisco from this city on the
bark R. P. Rithet last month, is ex
citing considerable attention in Hono
lulu. Immigration Commissioner Strad
ley, as well as the press, are condemn
ing the Honolulu people for dumping
their paupers in California. They are
strongly opposed to the children re
maining in the country, as It would
create a precedent for opening the
State to paupers. The Honolulu peo
ple claim that they acted in good
faith, and it was not until the consent
of Attorney-General Smith was ob
tained that the children were sent up
to San Francisco at all. The orphans
were sent at the request of the Salva
tion Army, who claimed that they
would secure a landing and then care
for the children. They have no rela
tives in Hawaii. An uncle and aunt
are living in Wisconsin.
The convention of the American Un
ion rarty of Honolulu met last even
ing and nominated six candidates for
the House of Representatives. The
election will be held on the 29th inst.
The candidates are: Alatau T. Atkin
son, editor of the "Hawaiian Star"; A.
G. M. Robertson, a prominent attorney;
A. V. Gear, J. L. Kaulukou, S. G. Wil
der and L. L. McCandless. All the
candidates are pledged to annexation.
James B. Castle, who recently re
signed the office of Collector of Cus
toms, has been appointed Secretary of
the Hawaiian Legation at Washington.
He will leave at an early date for his
new post, along with Minister Hatch,
who has been visiting Honolulu. Mr.
Castle has a reputation for being an
able man. He is a son of the late S.
N. Castle.
REPORTS DENIED.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23.—Referring
to reports brought by the steamer Pe
king that the passengers saw a
number of well drilled Japanese land
in Hawaii, under the direction of a ser
geant, and divided into military squads.
Durham W. Ptevens, counselor of the
Japanese legation, says the reports are
untrue, and are calculated to cause an
unjustifiable impression against Japan.
Mr. Stevens said no Japanese immi
grants are allowed to land in Hawaii un
less they have previously secured the
approval of the Hawaiian Immigration
authorities, and that such have been
previously engaged by the Hawaiian
planters. It is impossible, therefore,
for the Jaranese to land unless Hawaii
desires their presence.
Persistent reports have appeared that
the Japanese were gradually and quiet
ly building up a strong military estab
lishment in Hawaii, but Mr. Ptevens
says all these reports are false and prej
udicial. The Japanese warship Naniwa
has been withdrawn from Hawaii, so
that Japan is no longer represented by
any military or naval force.
THE WHEELING SAILS.
PAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23.—The
gunboat Wheeling steamed out through
the Golden Gate about 10 o'clock to
night bound for Honolulu, whither she
had been ordered by the Navy Depart
ment. She received notice to-day to coal
up and proceed to the islands imme
diately, and all day she was being
loaded with provisions and coal, and in
order tc complete her ciew men were
drafted from the warships lying at the
Mare Island navy yard. This is the
Wheeling's first dip into the waters of
the Pacific, she not having had a sea
trial. The sea trial was to have com
menced to-morrow.
INCREASE THE NAVY.
Not Enough Officers or Men to Man
the Warships.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22.--The ne
cessity of increasing the personnel of
the navy will be to Congress
in the forthcoming reports of bureau
chiefs of the Navy Department. Both
officers and men are needed to man the
large number of ships now in commis
sion.
Captain Crowinshield, chief of the
Bureau of Navigation, in order to find
officers for vessels, is compelled to
search the service with a fine rake. The
tour of shore duty of line officers, with
the exception of thin command grades,
has been cut down in many cases, and
hereafter the young officers will have
considerably less time on shore. So far
as the engineer corps is concerned, it is
understood that Engineer-in-Chief Mel
ville proposes to recommend that 100
officers be added to the corps as soon
as possible. The number of engineer
officers is now so limited that on the
battleships the chief engineers have
only three assistants, when they should
have at least five. Chief Naval Con
structor Hichborn also purposes to call
attention to the small number of offi
cers in his corps. In comparison with
the construction corps of other coun
tries, that of Mr. Hichborn is much
smaller, and he believes it should be
increased.
The lack of enlisttxl men has been ap
parent for some time. The department
has not enough men to place the cruiser
Baltimore in commission, and the Phil
adelphia must return to the United
States before October 15th in order that
her officers and crew may be transfer
red to the Baltimore and that vessel
placed in commission for duty in Ha
waiian waters.
THE WAR IN INDIA.
British Attack and Drive Tribes
men From Their Position.
SIMLA, Sept. 23.—The expected at
tack of General Elles with the brig
ades from Camp Hawagai, on Bedma
nia Pass, held by the Haddah Mullah
with a large force of Mohmonds and
Shinwaris, took place yesterday. The
tribesmen were finally driven out of
every position. The British now hold
the hights, commanding the pass and
Bemania village on the other hand.
The mountain guns first bombarded
the enemy, whose positions were
stormed in capital style by the Twen
tieth Punjab Infantry, supported by a
Maxim detachment.
It is a significant fact that the Twen
tieth Punjab is partly composed of Af
rldis.
The British continue to advance. It
Is expected that they will capture Ja
robi, the Haddah Mullah's village to
morrow (Friday) afternoon. The de
feat of the Mullah, it is hoped, will
have a great effect upon all the sur
rounding tribesmen, as he is the lead
ing spirit of mischief in the Mohmond
country.
CAUSED A SENSATION.
The Attitude of the United States
Toward Spain.
PARIS, Pept, 23.—A dispatch to the
"Temps" from Madrid says: The atti
tude of the United States has caused
a great sensation at Madrid, because
opinion has been lured on by the op
timist communications of the Spanish
Minister at Washington upon the char
acter and duration of the correct atti
tude of the Government, and that, too,
despite several warnings from Mr. Ol
ney and Mr. Cleveland's message.
The official bulletins of Captain. Wey
ler have received too much confidence,
when the United States Government
was every month receiving from its
Consuls and special envoys totally
different news. The general impression
at San Sebastian and Madrid is that
the Spanish Government will try to
drag negotiations along, unless it re
jects purely and simply the good offices
of the United States on the ground of
public opinion, and upon the further
ground that the opposition would not
permit it to tolerate foreign interven
tion, though amicable.
CUBAN INDEPENDENCE.
President Allen's Address to Mem
bers of the League.
NEW YORK, Sept. 23.—President
Ethan Allen of the Cuban League or
the United States to-day issued the fol
lowing address to the members of the
league:
"A year of patriotic work is about to
end in the grandest results. Last
spring nearly every Governor of this
republic, at our request, backed by the
Legislature of his State, spoke for Cu
ban independence.
"Now the hour of emancipation for
Cuba is at hand. The commanding
voice of the nation has at last reached
the Executive, though the delay has
been too long. Our Minister in Spain,
with a patriotic President behind him,
Will do that which shall end the mur
der, plunder and medieval tyranny in
Cuba, allowing its entry into a sover
eign State. The nation is ready with
guns, if necessary. Every member of
the league should be alert to uphold
the President in such a policy. Let all,
when the moment comes, say to him,
'All divisions end at the water's edge.' "
Attempted Traiu Hold Up.
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 23. —A special to
the "Republic" from Guthrie, Ok.,
says : An attempt to hold up'the south
bound Panta Fe passenger train near
Edmond at 7 o'clock to-night was frus
trated by Deputy Marshals and several
of Chief Kenney's men. The outlaws
are being chased. Two of them are ex-
Deputy United States Marshals.
Filibustering Expedition Captured.
JACKSONVILLE (Fla,), Sept. 23.—A
Floridan from Cuba reports that the
recent filibustering expedition for the
Islands was captured and that nineteen
men on the vessel were slain by the
Spaniards. He adds that Havana is
suffering from a beef famine.
Farrell an Easy Mark.
HARTFORD (Conn.), Pept. 23.—At
the Gladiator Athletic Club to-night
Steve O'Donnell knocked Charles Far
rell all around the ring in two rounds,
and Farrell's manager threw up the
sponge.
The Fight Failed to Come Off.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 23.—The twen
ty-round bout scheduled between Pat
Ready of this city and Nick Burley of
San Francisco for to-night failed to
come off, the principals being unable
to agree on the terms of the fight.
The Queen reigns over one continent,
100 peninsulas, 500 promontories, 1,000
lakes, ".',OOO rivers and 10,000 isiands.
Experts Say
Where Finest Food Is
Required Royal Bak*
ing Powder Most
Be Used.
Miss Suzy Tracy, the
cooking demonstrator in
the Model Kitchen at the
Mechanics' Fair, says: —
<£ In the practice of my pro
fession as a teacher of cook
ery I have tried the different
brands of baking powder,
and I find that Royal Bak
ing Powder gives the best
satisfaction. I can accom
plish the best results with a
smaller quantity of Royal
Baking Powder than of any
other kind, and I find it
always to be perfectly uni
form in its action."
BOUND FOR ALASKA.
Soldiers Who Go to St. Michaels
and Up River Points.
SEATTLE, Sept. 23—Soldiers and
civilians mingled together in a busy
crowd to-day on the Schwabacher dock,
where preparations were being made
for the sailing to-night of the steamer
Humboldt for St. Michaels, Alaska.
Lieutenant-Colonel Randall with his
twenty-five men from Fort Russell
looked fit to cope with the rigors and
hardships of the winter that confronts
them on the Yukon. The company had
an outfit of 150 tons of stores and pro
visions. Besides the baggage of the
soldiers, the Humboldt carried 400 tons
of steamboat machinery and provisions
and 40,000 feet of lumber.
Lieutenant-Colonel Randall said to
night: "The intention of the Govern
ment is to aid American miners in ev
ery way possible, and if this entire de
tachment is responsible for the relier
of one worthy American I shall feel
that the mission to the north has not
been without satisfactory result."
At St. Michaels the company will
be joined by Captain Ray, who has
been there several weeks. A part of
the detachment will be stationed at
St. Michaels, and the rest will go up
the river, being stationed near the
Alaska-British boundary.
In an interview to-day United States
District Attorney Burton E. Bennett
of Alaska said: "I have been quoted
as saying that the greatest hardships
to be encountered by the northern ar
gonauts would be met on White Pass,
when as a matter of fact it will not
probably occur on the pass, because
they will hurry over In good weather.
As a matter of fact, I do not believe
that 10 per cent, of those who will go
into the Yukon country will ever re
alize their anticipated fortunes. The
majority will return to civilization after
having spent what little money they
could get together, and with their con
stitutions broken."
SCANDAL AT FRESNO.
Woman Arrested for Sending Ob
scene Matter Through Mails.
FRESNO, Sept. 23.—Mrs. R. A. Car
lyle was arrested here to-day on com
plaint of J. B. Rutledge, charging her
with sending obscene matter through
the mail. Rutledge is a prominent
merchant, and has incurred the enmi
ty of Mrs. Caiiyle. His wife has been
in receipt of letters which reflect rather
seriously on Mr. Rutledge, and come
within the meaning of the statute
against mailing obscene matter. The
matter was placed in the hands of the
postal authorities, and the letters
traced to Mrs. Caiiyle. She was ar
rested and held on $500 bonds. All
the parties are prominently connected.
San Francisco County Clerk's Office
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23.—Fifty
four clerks are to be dropped from the
payroll of the County Clerk's office at
the end of this month, unless the Su
perior Court, to whom the Clerk has
has ajpealed for advice, directs him to
continue his present staff. He contends
that he is unable to conduct his office
properly on $6,000 a month, and he
fears that if he exceeds that sum an
effort will be made to remove him for
malfeasance.
Coal Fields in Mexico.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22.—The
Southern Pacific Railroad Company
thinks it will soon develop great coal
mines in the State of Sonora, Mexico.
Five prominent officials of the compa
ny, with H. E. Huntington at their
head, have just returned from a hasty
visit to that region. The company has
secured an option on what it believes
to be rich anthracite coal fields of a
wide area. Mr. Huntington says that
the coal producing territory is about
sixty miles square.
U. S. Court Commissioner.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept, 23.—1n the
United States District Court to-day Al
bert A. Smith of Alturas, Modoc Coun
ty, was appointed United States Com
missioner for the Northern District of
California. Frank F. Peck of Loyal
ton. Sierra County, was also appointed
a Commissioner.
Death of a Pioneer.
SALINAS, Sept, i3.—Francis Jolly, a
pioneer of this county, died this even
ing. at,ed 74 years. For thirty years
he was Surveyor and Civil Engineer in
the Salinas Valley, and located many
settlers near Paraiso Springs.
Dr. Lovelace Dead.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23.—Dr. A.
S. Lovelace. Health Officer of this city,
died this morning of apo'.exy. He was
a native of Missouri and 42 years of
age.
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SPECIAL
UMBRELLA SALE
TO-DAY!
Men's, Women's and
Children's.
These Umbrellas all have
Paragon frames and are very
superior values at very low
prices.
For children, a good, solid
frame. 26-inch Umbrella, cotton
twilled covering, fast black,
natural crook handle.
Special Price, 50c.
A good serviceable Umbrella,
for ladies, 26-inch size, with
natural crook handle, steel rod
and good solid frame, covered
with fast black twilled cotton.
Special Price, 68c.
Ladies' 26-inch Umbrella, with
natural crook, carved and Dres
den handles, solid frame, covered
with splendid grade of fast
black twill.
Special Price, 75c.
Ladies' 26-inch gloria silk cov
ered Umbrella, with steel or
wood rod, paragon frame, with
horn and natural crook handles,
sterling silver mounted.
Special Price, $1.
Ladies' 26-inch fine gloria silk
covered Umbrellas, paragon
frame, steel rod, natural crook
and horn handles, sterling silver
tipped.
Special Price, $1 39.
Men's 28-inch fast black
twilled cotton covering, on a
solid frame, supported by steel
rod, with heavy natural crook
and bulb handles.
Special Price, 85c.
Men's 28-inch Umbrellas, good,
strong frame, covered with fast
black twill, has steel rod and
natural crook, carved and horn
handles.
Special Price, $1 25.
WASSERjVIAfI, DAVIS & CO.
THE BIG STORE —
X STREET, BET. SIXTH AND SEVENTH.
$1 55 FOR A DOZEN GABINET PHOTOS COUPON.
This Coupon saves $1 on larger pictures. : HODSQN, 813 X St.
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J I If you have trouble with your eyes, headache
or glasses do not fit, call and see us. We will
fS» Jjgi tell you whether you need glasses or medical
J '^&toq^&J**J'~^p%^ sg jji|y FREE. Glasses warranted
New New
Prices. Goods.
. . . JUST RECEIVED . . .
A new line of Gun Cases, Hunting Coats, Boots and everything per
taining to field shooting. An Illustrated Catalogue free for the asking.
KIMBALL & UPSON, SPORTING GOODS, 625-627 J ST.
MANY LIVES WERE LOST.
Two Marine Accidents of a Very
Serious Nature.
LONDON, Sept. 22.—A special dis
patch from Vienna says that seventy
persons were drowned as the result of
a collison yesterday between the
steamers Ika, a local passenger vessel,
and a British steamer which was leav
ing that port as the former was enter
ing.
The Ika sank in full view of 200 per
sons who crowded to the pier and wa
ter front when the accident became
known. One report says, however, that
only thirty persons were drowned.
EIGHT LIVES WERE LOST.
HAMBURG, Sept. 22.—Torpedo beat
No. 26 has capsized and sunk near the
first lightship of Cuxhaven.
Eight of her crew, including her
commander, Duke Frederick William
of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, were drown
ed. The duke was born in 1871, held
the rank of Lieutenant In the German
navy, and was a brother of the Grand
Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.
A salvage steamer has gone to the?
scene of the dfsaster.
GRAIN SUPPLY.
Comparative Statement With the
Situation Last Week.
NEW YORK, Sept. 22.—Special cable
and telegraphic dispatches to Brad
street's, covering the principal points of
accumulation, indkate the following
changes in available supplies to last
Saturday, as compared with the previ
ous Saturday:
Wheat—United States and Canada,
east of the Rockies, increase 2.051,000
bushels; afloat for and in Europe, in
crease 4,151,000 bushels.
Corn —United States and Canada, east
of the Rockies, increase 1.301,000.
Oats—United States and Canada east
of the Rockies, increase 1,200,000 bush
els.
Postoffice Raised.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22—The fol
lowing-named postofftces will be raised
from fourth to third-class on the Ist of
October, rendering necessary the ap
pointment of a Postmaster for each ot
them by the President: Newman, Cal.;
Wet Weather
Shoes.
The lowering; skies, aside from
the weather clerk's predictions,
are as a suggestion to you to pre
pare for wet weather. Look well
to your Shoes. You would not
risk a leaky boat. Then look to
your feet as you would to your
life. Many a doctor's bill and
even life has been saved by the
correct wet weather shoes. We
show them as follows:
Women's Willow Calf Shoes,
with heavy soles, lace, made on
the new coin toe. This shoe is
waterproof, and can be worn in
wet weather without rubbers.
Price, $2 45.
Women's Heavy Vici Kid Lace
Walking Shoes, with hand welt
soles. Made on the latest coin
last, in lace. An easy, comfort
able-fitting shoe. Regular $5
value. Price, $4.
Boucle Jackets.
This $5 Boucle Jacket is a
value rarely found at the price.
Made from heavy glassy storm
proof boucle cloth, with high
storm collar, box cut, fly front,
and the newest style of sleeve.
This garment is 26 inches long,
half silk lined, with piped
seams. Extra well made in
every particular. One of our
buyers was fortunate enough to
secure 100 of these Jackets at a
price, and they're yours while
they last at $5. When they're
gone no more at $5.
Hosiery.
Our warm fall and winter
Hosiery for women and chil
dren is here in assortment and
prices to meet the requirements
and purse of all.
Ladies' Fast Black Full Cotton
Hose, drop stitch, in three dif
ferent styles, 25c.
Children's Fast Black Ixl Rib
School Hose, double knee, heel
and toe. Price, 12' c Sizes 5
to SV .
Virginia City, Mont.; Black Hawk, Col.;
Demar, Ido.; Berwick, Mo.; Kennett,
Mo.; Edna, Texas.
Workmen's Hguscs Exempted.
WASHINGTON, Sept. Tl— Henry
Morris, United States Consul at Ghent,
reports to the State Department that
the Belgian Government has exempted
from building, paving and sewerage
taxes houses erected by workmen for
their own use, or by building associa
tions for workingmen's occupation.
An Unlucky Number for Kings.
Two has been an unlucky number
for kings, and for those who live long
enough the futures of the present rulers
of Germany and Russia will have a pe
culiar interest. Ethelred 11. of Eng
land was forced to abdicate; Harold EL
was killed at Hastings; William 11. was
shot in the New Forest; Edward 11.
was murdered; Richard EL and James
11. were forced to abdicate, and
Charles EE driven in/to exile. Other
histories will show that Charles 11. of
France was poisoned, and Charles 11.
of Aniou passed nearly the whole of
his life in captivity. Napoleon 11. never
reign-d, and Franz 11. of Germany lost
all of his valuable Rhine possessions.
Frederick 11. of the same country had
a more remarkable experience. He was
in turn anathematised, excommunicat
ed, dethroned and poisoned. John 11.
of Frarce was conquered and captured
by tlu: Black Prince; while Romulus
11. terminated the empire of the west;
Peter 11. of Russia was a disgrace to
that country; Peter 11. de Medicus was
shipwrecked; James 11. of Scotland was
killed by a cannon shot; James 11. of
Majorca was murdered; Alexis 11. \va
dethroned and strangled, and Henry II
of France killed in a tournament. The
list might be almost indefinitely pro
longed.
Theft of a Chair.
Charlos Goods was arrested last night
by Chief Drew and Officer Naghel en a
charge of petit larceny. He is accused
of the theft of a chair from George X
Riders' residence on Fourth street be
tween I and J,
Large numbers of flintlock guns
six fe-t long are made in Birmingham
at six shillings each, and many of
these weapons find a ready market in
darkest Africa,

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