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DISASTROUS FIRE AT BLUE LAKES CITY. The Power House of the Standard Electric Company Totally Destroyed by Flames at aa Early Hour Yesterday Morning. Loss to the Plant Estimated at One Hundred Thousand Dollars, Be sides Leaving Several Amador County Towns in Darkness. STOCKTON, "Nov. I.—The power house of the Standard Electric Com pany, located at Blue Lakes City, Ama dor County, was totally destroyed b> fire this morning about 5 o'clock. A. H. Babcock, Superintendent of the company, made the following statement to the Associated Press: "The power-house of the Standard Electric Company, located at Blue Lakes City, was totally destroyed by fire about 5 o'clock this morning. At present the origin of the fire is un known. It will be some weeks before operations can be resumed. In the meantime the Stockton Gas and Elec tric Company will supply its customers by means of its reserve steam plant. "A. H. BABCOCK, "Superintendent." A telephone message was received by the "Mail" from the plant early in the forenoon. "No one seems to know how the fire started,'' stated the "Mail's" informant. "It broke out in the machinery depart ment at a quarter to , r ) this morning, and continued for four hours. There is a gjood water supply here and there were plenty of hands to use it, but water will not extinguish electricity. The fire seems to have originated in the machinery itself, which was in op eration at the time." The only loser in Stockton by the de struction of the plant is the Sperry Flour Company, which received pjwer to run the Sperry Flour Mill direct from Blue Lakes. About 5 o'clock this morning the machinery began to slow down, and soon it stopped altogether. The mill will be unable to run until the plant at Blue Lakes is rebulit, as the steam plant has been taken out. It requires 500 horse-power to operate the mill. The Union Mill, which has been closed for ten days undergoing general over hauling, will be started up at once. It could not be learned here where the plant is insured nor what the loss is, but it is believed $100,000 is a fair estimate of the cost of the plant. The loss is mostly on the machinery, as the power-house was not a pretentious af fair. No one was injured. The Ford & Lightner mines of the mother lode, which were operated with electricity from the Blue Lakes plant, have been compelled to shut down, and the towns of San Andreas, Jackson anr! Sutter Creek, which are lighted from the Blue Lakes plant, are in darkness. ANGELS CAMP IN DARKNESS. ANGELS CAMP, Nov. I.—The town is left in darkness by the destruction of the California Exploration Com pany's electric plant this morning. The Utica Company's plant expects to start about Monday. It will furnish power to the companies which are now left without power. Returning Klondikers. SEATTLE, Nov. I.—The steamer Humboldt from Skaguay reached port to-day with a crowd of forty Klondik ers, who left Dawson October 13th. They will probably be the last to arrive this season from the district by water. The Yukon and its headwaters closed for steamer navigation October 20th. On that date the river steamer W. S. Stratton, owned by Alex McDonald, got caught in an ice jam and sank in thir ty feet of water. No lives were lost, but twenty-s<*ven sacks of mall went down with the vessel. Suesser Murder Trial. SALINAS, Nov. I.—The Superior Court here has consumed another day in an endeavor to secure twelve compe tent men to try George Suesser. the murderer of Sheriff Farley. 'After an arduous day's work five more men were obtained, tip to the present time ten men have been accepted out of over 100 examined. A special venire was or dered this afternoon for twenty-two men. from which it is expected the re maining two can be obtained. Freight Train Wrecked. ROSEBURG (Or.), Nov. I.—About 5 o'clock this evening an extra freight bound north was wrecked while round ing a curve two miles south' of Rose burg. The engine, tender and two cars rolled over an embankment. Engineer Frank Anderson had his wrist broken and his ankle sprained. Th*; fireman was slightly hurt. The southbound overland and passenger is held here m— Zbe ©lb Government Wbtshv. is a good excuse Jor even ladies to use a little liquor. A harmless and even wholesome stimulant, made from carefully se lected grain—pure, old, mellow. " Bottled in Bond "—lOO% proof. •' Special Reserve," Bottled at Dis tillery—9o% proof. ADAMS-BOOTH CO.. Sacramento, dis tributors. while repairs to the track are made. The cause of the wreck is not deter mined. Customs Receipts at San Francisco. i - SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. I.—The re ceipts In the customs department at the port of San Francisco for October were $011,540, the largest receipts for the month of October since the year 1892 Customs Collector Jackson says that the business of this port has in creased so rapidly and so steadily dur ing the past fe# years that it has out grown the shipping facilities here. Two Women Badly Injured. PACIFIC GROVE, Nov. I.—Mrs. Judge J. A. Pell and Mrs. J. C. Rich of Pacific Grove were badly injured in a runaway accident near here to-day. Mrs. Pell and baby son were thrown out of a buggy. The former sustained serious injuries, but the baby was un hurt. Mrs. Rich jumped out, receiving a compound fracture of the leg and a severe scalp wound. Both ladies will recover. Internal Revenue Officers. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. I.—Deputy Internal Revenue Collector John R. Lynch will to-morrow assign Deputy Collector Frank L. Fletcher from San Francisco to the San Joaquin district, in place of William Cavan, dismissed. W. G. Hawkett of Oakland will be ap pointed in Fletcher's place. It is stated that no further changes will be made at present. Reducing Force at Mare Island. VALLEJO, Nov. I.—Discharges of workmen from Mare Island are occur ring weekly. Twenty men of various trades were discharged on Tuesday in the steam engineering department, and forty iron workers were discharged to day. About 200 workmen have been discharged during the last thirty days. The cause is lack of funds. Suit Against Mayor Phelan. SAN JOSE, Nov. I.—C. M. Sainsaevin has sued James D. Phelan and others to recover 81,350 damages for injuries alleged to have been received by his daughter Dolores in falling through a hole in the hallway of the New York Exchange building, the property of the Phelan estate. JEFFRIES AND SHARKEY. BOTH READY FOR TO-MORROW NIGHT'S BATTLE. Bach Confident of Being the Vic tor—The Californian Favorite in the Betting. NEW YORK, Nov. I.—Jim Jeffries and Tom Sharkey have practically ended their training, and save for light exercise, will do nothing more until they face each other in the arena of the Coney Island Sporting Club on Friday night. They have been working hard for the contest, and will probably ! prove to be in excellent condition. I Some doubts have been expressed as jto the form of Jeffries, as he has only I done about seven weeks' work for the I fight, but his manager, Billy Brady, I and his trainers. Tommy Ryan and j Billy Delaney, unite in declaring that he is in entirely satisfactory condition. He himself asserts that he is satisfied that he is stronger and better than he was on the night when he met Fitz simmons in the same ring and defeat ed him. On the other hand, there is no doubt about the condition of Sharkey. He began work while in California early last summer, and has kept pegging away at it ever since. He is ambitious to be the champion pugilist of the world in his class, and does not want the mat ter of condition to stand in his way. His trainers, Tim McGrath and Bob Armstrong, and his manager, Tom O'Rourke, have been compelled to watch him to guard against going over the mark where he would be strong. As it is, he is in nearly perfect form. Sharkey's physician went down to see him at noon. He is Dr. Frank E. But ler, formerly of Bellevue Hospital, New York. Dr. Butler. after remaining with Sharkey all day, said: "Sharkey is in perfect condition. I have watched him ever since he began work, and I feel satisfied that he has developel to its fullest possibilities each muscle in his body. His blood, his digestion, all his internal organs are in perfect con dition. He is not in the least stale, and I think will be able to put up his best fight Friday night." In the afternoon Sharkey went out on the road for a two-mile trot. It was raining at the time, and Tom O'Rourke accompanied him in a carriage. The eve of the contest sees both of the men supremely confident. Thou sands of dollars have been wagered on the outcome of the Jeffries re mains the favorite, and the prevailing odds are 10 to S, although some money is placed at shorter terms than that. It was expected that the flood of Sharkey money that came in to town earlier in | the week would make the terms even by the call of time Friday night, but men who follow the books and make a business of financial risks of a sporting nature are to-night predicting that Jeffries will maintain his lead in bet ting favor. Many wagers were placed to-night on the result of the big fight. Jim Wakely, a stanch admirer of Champion Jeffries, was one of the heaviest bet ters to-day, placing $3,200 on the Cali fornian's chances. James J. Corbett bet $1,000 against $800 on Jeffries with George Krauss. Dick Lame had $3,000 to bet oh Sharkey arainst $5,000. J. C. Budd', who arrived here to-day from Cleveland, bet $1,600 to $1,260 with Chris Boylan. Budd has $5,000 to wager on the same odds. Dick Dough erty, who has a commission of $5,000 to place on Jeffries, bet $2,000 to-night against $1,800 with J. W. Mason. The remaining $3,000 will be posted at the same odds. The articles of agreement under which Jeffries and Sharkey will fight for the heavyweight championship calls for twenty-five rounds. They will battle for 60% per cent, of the gross receipts, of which the winner will re ceive 75 per cent. I Cooking Difficult ? 1 TRY 111 UEBI6 COMPANY'S EXTRACTS j Kot« this lit- I nature In blue r / jm one«ryj»r;_ « m £S* |yl ATrtd Vibrti- * * *Jff THE BECOBD-UNION, SACBAMENTO, THUBSDAY. KOTEMBER 2, 1899* THE CONTROVERSY OVER SAMOA. Negotiations for Partition of the Islands Proceeding Rapidly. Belief at Washington That a Final Agree ment Will Soon Be Reached. Generally Accepted by the Nego tiations That the United States Will Be One of the Two Bow ers to Be Represented and That the Island of Tutuilla Will Fall to Our Lot. WASHINGTON, Nov. I.—The nego tiations for the partition of the Samoan Islands are proceeding rapidly, and of ficials here would not be surprised it a final agreement were reached in the near future. The discussion which is going on in London, with the co-operation of the authorities here and in Berlin, has brought out certain essential features on which all three Powers, Great Brit ain, Germany and the United States, appear to be agreed. At the outset it is stated that the determination was reached that the tripartite Government of the group should come to an end. and that not more than two Powers, and preferably one, should govern the islands. It soon developed that an agreement was not likely to be reached giving the entire group to one Power, but the chances seemed good for an agreement that two Powers divide the islands, thus giving a dual government in place of the present unwieldy tripar tite arrangement. It seemed to be generally accepted by the negotiators that the United States would be one of the Powers to be represented, and that the island or Tutuilla, on which the harbor of Pago- Pago is located, would naturally fall to the lot of the United States. It is un derstood that the British authorities quite fully coincide with this view, and while the Germans seemed to regard it favorably, it was left open for more mature approval by the Berlin authori ties. In conceding this island and harboi to the United States, account was taken of the fact that if an agreement was reached on that point, it would still be for the United States Senate to give its approval to the arrangement. One of the remaining islands, Upolu, is of much value, while the other, Savaii, is practically valueless. It is suggested that Great Britain cede the Gilbert and Solomon Islands to Germany, the latter retiring from Samoa. The Fiji Islands and some other points have been considered dur ing the discussion, but thus far Ger many has not acted favorably on the suggestion, and there have been evi dences that she preferred to retain her interests and make compensation to Great Britain. This remains open, and appears to be the chief point remain ing in the way of a final adjustment. The foregoing general outline was given to-day in quarters well informed on the general lines of the negotiations, although it was with this reservation that the understandings were merely formative, and still open to material changes. VICE PRESIDENT HOBART. Reported to Be Looking Better and Stronger Than for Two Weeks. PATERSON. (N. J.), Nov. I.—Vice President Hobart took some nourish ment to-night. Mrs. Hobart says he looks better and stronger than he his appeared in two or three weeks. The prospects are that he will pass a bet ter night than he did last night. He had the newspapers read to him to night, and took quite an interest in current affairs. He also talked for a time to-night about his private busi ness. The doctor left the Hobart residence at 9 o'clock, and it is not likely that he will return to-night. Through the trying ordeal Mrs. Ho bart bears up surprisdngly well. She remains with the nurses most of the time in the sick room with her hus band. Mrs. Hobart to-night sent the fol lowing telegram to President McKinley: "Mr. Hobart passed a restful day and evening. He sends love to you and Mrs. McKinley, in which I join. "JENNIE T. HOBART." PATERSON (N. J.), Nov. 2, 3 a. m. —Vice-President Hobart's condition is unchanged. He is still sleeping. All the family are in bed, and only a nurse is attending the sick man. BUILDING COLLAPSED. Three Persons Known to Have Been Killed and Three Missing. CHICAGO, Nov. I—Three persons are known to have perished and three others are reported missing as the re sult of the collapse of a six-story build ing at 139 and 141 West Lake .street this evening. Considerable damage was done to adjoining property, and during the excitement it was reported that as many as forty lives had been lost. About $200,000 damage was done. The dead: Joseph B. Woctor, barn foreman for the New England Milling Company, body recovered; Franklin S. Hansen, proprietor New England Mill ing Company, body recovered by fire men; Henry Hilton, bookkeeper for the New England Milling Company, body recovered. The missing: Charles Mullens, ped dler, last seen struggling to get out after the Leonard building had collaps ed: unidentified woman; C. Williams, The generally accepted theory is that employe of Leonard Seed Company, there was an explosion of dust in the seed store of S. F. Leonard. BRITISH LOSSES Since tbe Outbreak of Hostilities in South Africa. LONDON, Nov. '>.— A special dispatch; from Pietermaritzburg, dated Tuesday morning, says: Stragglers from the Gloucestershire Regiment are arriving at Ladysmith. A number of mules, with a portion of the mountain battery, are also coming in. A careful calculation of the British losses in all the engagements since th.? outbreak of hostilities, excluding tbe Makes the food more delicious and wholesome v casualties among the non-commissioned officers and men in Monday's disaster at Ladysmith, which are thus far un known here, gives a total of 91!5, to which probably 1,200 will need to be added when the details regarding the Ladysmith reverse are received. This total is made up as follows: Offi cers 133, 18 being killed, 01 wounded and 53 captured. Men 783, being 13i killed, 492 wounded and 154 captured. ALL BUT THE CAPTAIN LOST. A Steamer Goes Down Off the Coast of South Carolina. PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 1. — A dis patch received by the Maritime Ex change here to-day from Charleston, S. C, says the steamer George L. Col well, Captain Gaskill. from Fernandina for New York, has foundered. The Cap tain is the only one saved. NEW YORK, Nov. I.—The steamer George L. Colwell was built at Ba> City, Mich., in 1890. She registers 311 tons net, and was 154.2 feet long, 30.7 beam and 10.9 feet deep. She was owned by the Yellow Pine Company ot this city, and carried lumber exclusive ly from Southern ports to New York. The company has confirmed the loss of the steamer, and states that the num ber of men lost was probably twelve. The dispatch received by the Yellow Pine Company to-day from Captatn John H. Gaskill, announcing the loss of the steamer George L. Colwell and all on board but himself, asked for money, and said he would be here to-morrow afternoon. NEW WARSHIPS. Bids for the Construction of Six Cruisers Opened. WASHINGTON, Nov. I.—Bids were opened at the Navy Department for the construction of six sheathed and coppered cruisers authorized by the last naval appropriation bill. These vessels will be of about o.2<M) tons' displacement, a little larger than the Raleigh and Cincinnati class. The speed is to be not less than sixteen and one-half knots. The new ships will have twin screws, and a battery com posed of ten 5-inch guns, eight 6 pounders, two 1-pounders and four ma chine guns. The limit of cost fixed by Congress exclusive of armament, is $1,141,800 each, and it is provided that not mors than two of these vessels shall be built in one yard. Pacific Coast bids were as follows: Moran Bros. & Co., Seattle, Wash., one vessel on the department's plans, $1,122,000; Union Iron Works, San Francisco, one vessel on the depart ment's plans, $1,041,000. Engineering Party Drowned. MANAGUA (Nicaragua), Nov. I.—via Galveston —"El Commercio," of this city publishes a dispatch from Castillo announcing the drowning at Machuca Falls during a recent flood of Mr. Clar, an American engineer, and other mem bers of an engineering party working in that district under the direction of the United States Canal Commission. Naval Order of the United States. NEW YORK, Nov. I.—At a meeting of the General Council of the Naval Order of the United States to-night, a charter was granted to the new com mandery of the order recently formed in the State af California, with head quarters at San Francisco. Admiral Dewey was elected Commander of the New York Commandery. Shot One of Her Playmates. GLOUCESTER (O.), Nov. I.—An 11 --year-old school girl named Owens, re turning from school at Mortonville yes terday evening, had some trouble with playmates and ran to her home, secured a musket, and fired into a group of children, and fatally wounded a boy named Bebow. Date Set for MoUneux Trial. NEW YORK, Nov. I.—Justice Furs man, in the criminal branch of the Su preme Court to-day, set Tuesday, No vember 14th, as the day on which the trial of Roland B. Molineux, charged with the murder of Mrs. Kate J. Adams, will begin. Slosson Won the Billiard Match. NEW YORK, Nov. I.—Slosson won the professional billiard match to-night at Madison Square Garden, Schaefer being beaten on the three nights' play by 900 points to 757. Forty-First Infantry. WASHINGTON, Nov. I—The Forty first Volunteer Infantry, now at Camp Meade, has been ordered to New York City to embark for the Philippines. The Cruiser Brooklyn. WASHINGTON, Nov. I.—The Brook lyn has sailed from Gibraltar for Port Said, en roufe for Manila. REMOVED THE BOARD. Los Angeles City Council's Action Relating to Police Commission. LOS ANGELES, Nov. I.—As a sequel to the attempt of the Mayor and the Police Commissioners to approve the action of Chief of Police John M. Glass in summarily removing from their po sitions seven officers of the depart ment and reducing them to the ranks, the City Council at a special meeting held to-day summarily removed from office the entire Police Commission, the sole remaining member being the Mayor, who is ex officio a member and Chairman of the Police, Fire and Park Commisisons. The action, while not unexpected, came suddenly, and was carried by a vote of sto 3. It means, to those ac quainted with the situation, the virtual dethronement of Chief Glass, and it is anticipated that he will now either resign or be displaced by the new com mission, yet to be named, for it seems certain that no person can hope to be appointed as a member of that body who will not pledge himself to vote against his retention. The police officials who were berated yesterday will make a-legal fight to re cover the positions which they lost by the reorganization of the department, it being' claimed that they were re duced in rank without cause and with out the filing of charges. If there .is any person whom, you dis like, that is the one of whom you should never speak.—Cecil. Science, Invention and Discovery At the bottom of the ocean the tem perature is down to freezing and often below. There is no light and the enor mous pressure of a ton to the square inch in every thousand fathoms, or six teen times more pressure than we en dure; twenty-five hundred fathoms deep the pressure is thirty times that of an engine drawing a tra.n. Ground sharks brought up from no more than 500 fathoms die before reaching the sur face of the water. The fauna of the deep sea are modified forms of those which live in shallow water to-day, and they have been driven down to ocean depths through the law of the survival of the fittest. In the battle for exist ence their stronger rivals triumphed in the surface waters, and these beaten and discouraged sunk below. Of course, | animals driven to these depths would j gradually change in form. Down to 900 fathoms their eyes have become larger, so that they may see by the faint light. After 1.000 fathoms the eyes are huge or else disappear alto gether and enormous feelers take their place. At great depths eyes are of no use. » * * To reduce the friction of car axles in their bearings an Englishman has pat ented an anti-friction bearing, in whicn the under portion carries a reservoir of oil, with an endless chain of small wheels running through the oil and around the journal to divide the weight on all sides of the bearing. * » ♦ A Western man has applied a system of friction gearing to the propulsion of a bicycle, having a rubber-covered hoop I mounted on one side of the frame, to i connect the crank shaft and rear hub. I with an adjustable wheel placed under ; the saddle to depress the hoop and in crease the friction. * * * A frictional, self-tightening fastening for pulleys has been invented, in which a curved wedge is inserted in a pocket formed inside the hub of the pulley, with a wedge-shaped or eccentric slo* on the shaft, into which the wedge is forced by the turning of the pulley. * » * To prevent flags from wearing them j selves out in strong winds a New York !er has patented a device which stiffens ' the edges and prevents fraying, pock j ets being formed at the top for the i reception of a flexible wire or other material, which bends slightly in wave like curves. * » * Two Englishmen have patented a leg ging which can be rapidly strapped on the leg, consisting of a single sheet of material whose edges lap each other when in place with a buckle at the top and bottom, a single strap being wrap- I ped around the leg in a spiral and j fastened in the buckles. * » » j The movement of a drawer at both i ends is equalized when being opened or 1 closed by a new attachment, consisting lof a pair of levers formed into an X, i with a pivot pin at the junction, the | ends being secured to the rear of the j drawer and the inside of the case, to move in equal angles. I» * » Excavations on the right bank of the Narenta, in Herzegovina, near Cabljina, have resulted in the discovery of an exceedingly well-preserved and exten sive Roman camp, which archaeologists say must have been erected during the reign of Nero (A. D. 54 to 08), and ex isted till about the time of the Em peror Theodosius, who died A. D. W>, when the camp evidently was destroyed by Are, as is proved by the presence of numerous pieces of charcoal and othjr unmistakable signs of conflagration. Most of the walls and arched passages can still be traced. The outer wall has three gates, one of which is two stories high. The steps in the towers are ex tremely well preserved. The floor and part of the decorations are still in good condition. Many utensils and weapons have been dug up, which afford inter esting information concerning the mode of life in the camp. An immemorial tradition has asserted that on this very spot a great fire once took place. The opening up of this Herzegovinian Pom peii has excited great interest among savants. * » * The Tarahumare people, who live in the most inaccessible part of Northern Mexico, were described by Dr. Krauss in the British Association as ignorant and primitive, and many still living in caves. What villages they have are at altitudes of about 8.000 feet above the sea level. They are small and wiry people, with great powers of endurance. Their only food is "pinoli," or maize, parched and ground. They have a pe culiar drink, called "teshuin," also pro duced from maize and manufactured with considerable ceremony, which tastes like a mixture of sour milk and turpentine. Their language is limited to about 300 words. Their imperfect knowledge of numbers renders them unable to count beyond ten. Their re ligion seems to be a distorted and Im perfect conception of Christian tradi tions, mixed with some of their own ideas and superstitions. * » » In a lecture before the Freifewald Medical Society, Dr. Heimes takes the ground that it is no unimportant mat ter in its relations to the sanitary con ditions of a building with what kind of paint the walls tfce covered. In his experiments Dr. Heimes took equally large pieces of oak, poplar and pine wood, also of old iron and cement plates, covering each piece w r lth oil paint, size paint, lime paint or enamel paint, as well as with a few proprietary compositions. After the paint had dried perfectly the plates were coated with "cultures" of various disease inciting bacteria, in which condition they were laid In an incubator, in this an ordinary room temperature being maintained. From time to time a little was scraped • off from the surface of the plates, in order to examine them as to the amount of live bacteria present. The result was that, upon oil paint coatings, the bacteria were found to die off quicker than on articles coated with other pigments; on enamel paint the bacteria die more slowly, and still slower on lime and size paints. * * * Peters Steins, a Russian scientist, Is reported to have discovered a method : —of— • I FACTORY LENGTHS I j This morning at 9:30 o'clock. j • One of our Eastern representatives has sent us very nearly 6,000 yards * • of embroidery, in lengths varying from V/j yards to 6 yards. They are • • known as factory lengths, each piece being marked with the number of c « yards and "SECOND" at the factory, the words "second" signifying J J Imperfect, They're the length thrown out by the inspector on account • • of imperfections, which in most cases are so slight that only an expert • • could detect them. The lot is composed of • j SWISS AND CAMBRIC I • sorts in new style open-work patterns, well finished, and from 3 to 5 J • inches in width. • • • The 5-yard lengths will sell for 40c, 50c and 60c the strip. • • The 6-yard lengths will sell for 50c and 60c the strip. • • The shorter lengths marked in proportion, at the rate of 8c and 10c the • • yard, which is les than half their actual worth if perfect. • j END OF THE WEEK • \ Shoe Attractions \ • • • Values and prices quite as surprising as those with • • -which we commenced the GREAT SHOE SALE. • i INFANTS' Crtn 1 $5.00 DRESS SHOES CO QC ! : $1.00 KID SHOES OUC REDUCED TO OLdd ; • Infants' fine kid shoes, in black Your pick of abont a dosen dif- • • or chocolate, taken from our ferent styles of onr finest $5 kid » t regular $1 and $1.25 stock;( dress shoes; some with turn sole* J • small sizes. Closing out sale . - „_ r , , . « Z , •» and L. XV. heels; others on the _ • price, 50c pair. • • heavy sole order; many elegant * • CHILDREN'S AND MISSES' OCp s +y les - all ™ r 7 desirable for o • $1.50 SHOES OviJ dress or fine street use. Closing Z • One large lot of children's and on t sale price, $2 95. J c misses' heavy kid or kangaroo • J calf shoes, stout and serviceable LADIES' FINE SHOES Ol CQ * em every way, and most all sizes RFill]HFn Tfl lb IDO * : from Bto 10% or 11 to 2; these ""OUtU iv . c have heen our regular $1.50 Saturday we placed on sale # ? grades. Closing out sale price, over 20 pairs of ladies' fine vici • c 85c pair. kid shoes, in cloth and kid tops, c • CHILDREN'S 01 IC taken from our regular stock of • • $1.50 DRESS SHOES Oli 15 $2 5 ° and $3 lineg - Tney proved • I One large line of children's fine *° be " uck excellent value that . • dress and heavy school shoes, many patrons bought several J 0 such as black vici kid button, pairs of them. What remains of * J cloth or kid top, vici kid lace, these line 9 Me ln a £air ran of # c kangaroo calf or fine "coltskin" , ~, , ~ , • m , .r , ~ i m* sizes and will be closed out this c " leather shoes; all regular $1.50 a • grades; sizes Bto 11. Closing out week at closing out sale price, • 1 sale price, $1.15. $1.68. J j WASSERMAN, KAUFMAN & CO. | whereby, through the use of light pro duced by means of electricity, artificial sight may be given to the blind. The rays of light are focused, as in a cam era, from the object to the brain and sight is thus obtained. * * * Electricity derives its name from the Greek word for amber, electron, be cause Thales, about GOO B. C, discov ered that amber, when rubbed, attracts light and dry bodies, and in the twelfth century the scientific priests of Etruna drew lightning from the clouds with iron rods. * * » Electrical World: A patent has been issued to Josef Chania of Lemfjerg. on a phonograph in which the record is made of light rays. The recorder con sists of a box containing a mirror op posite the mouthpiece; a ray of light is caused to impinge on the mirror, and, reflecting therefrom, to pass through a prism, which focuses it on the surface of a rapidly moving tape. It is stated that the sound waves thrown on to the reflector intercept the light-rays and affect the vibratory action of the re : fleeter, the result being variations in action of the light-rays focused on the sensitized strip. * * • Much interest is exhibited in the re cent experiments made by Sir Norman Lockyer with a flexible film, his idea being to adapt it to spectroscopic pho tography. The large concave grating which he has in use for his solar spec troscopic photographs is 21% feet ra dius and has some 20.000 lines to the inch ruled on its surface; it gives a spectrum 30 inches long. The focal plane of this grating is of necessity considerably curved, and it is. there fore, impossible to get a sharp photo graph of the whole spectrum on a glass plate. The difficulty is now overcome by using a flexible film. Science: Perhaps the most interest ing general conclusion to be drawn from the study of the mental effects of weather is that during those meteor ological states which are physically ex hilarating, excesses in deportment, in the ordinary accepted sense of the word, prevail in an abnormal extent, while death and irregularities in mental processes are below expectancy. Dur ing such weather conditions, without doubt the quality of the emotional state is more positive than under the reverse conditions, but the results seem to show that in the long run an excess of energy is a more dangerous thing, at least from the standpoint of the po lice court, than the worst sort of a temper with no energy. Death of an Alameda Citizen. ALAMEDA, Nov. I.—Michael Kane, a well known citizen of this place, died to-day, aged N."> years. He came to California in 184S, and amassed a con siderable fortune in business. He was a life member of the Society of Cali fornia Pioneers, of which he was for merly a director. John A. Russell Seriously 111. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. I.—John A. Russell, for thirty-three years clerk of the San Francisco Board of Super visors, suffered a paralytic stroke in his office to-day, and it is feared that he will not recover. Idaho Riot Trial. i MOSCOW (Idaho), Nov. I.—At iioon to-day the prosecution rested; l*s case against the Coeur d'Alene prlfconers on trial for obstructing the mail*. To bear misfortune calmly is. to have a fortune. At the Tonr enjoyment will WBifcyS. « toe all the greater il" "r4p%Bif—A you-see things clear 'lUt J3'''V >> -the faces, lewels •/T iTftm // liL TL. ana costumes of ""n vuti performers and on jril I 'jJm I £~_b4J 'ookers. 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