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LATEST FROM HAWAIIAN ISLANDS News of Minister Damon's Resig nation Creates Much Surprise. Disapproval of His Actions by President fMnley the Probable Cause. Honolulu to Petition Congress for a New Postoffice as Soon as An nexation is Completed—Heavy Earthquake Shocks Felt in the Island of Hawaii. HONOLULU, Nov. 10, via San Fran cisco, Nov. 10.—News of the resignation of Minister of Finance S. M. Damon, which he cabled direct to President Mc- Kinley from Italy, was received here on the Hongkong Maru, and was a great surprise in Government and politi cal circles. The term of Attorney Gen eral Cooper as Minister ad interim had just expired, sixty days being the limit imposed by law upon holding of an of fice in this way, and the selection of another officer ad interim was being discussed. President Dole had received a letter from Mr. Damon, containing a report of the latter's trip to Italy in the In terest of labor importations. It is un derstood that the Government at Wash ington intimated that the Minister's ac tions were not viewed with approval, and that this was the reason for the sudden resignation. In a letter to Mr. Dole, Minister Damon states his inten tion to visit Portugal, and to be home by Christmas. It is believed that he intends to look into the matter of im migration from Portugal. President Dole states that he will appoint a new Minister at once, but that it would depend upon the wishes <>:' Mr. Damon whether the appointment was permanent or temporary. The Chinese Consul is about to lay before the Chinese Minister at Wash ington the eases of a number of his countrymen who were refused landing here, when they arrived with certi cates issued at the custom-house here, staling that they had a right to enter as students. The certificates were sold here and sent to China. The men who were victims of the error claim dam ages for the price of the certificates and the cost of their transportation, which was wasted. As soon as annexation is completed. Honolulu will be a petitioner in Con gress for a new postoftiee. The rapid growth of business here has made the present building inadequate. Heavy earthquake shocks were felt on the island of Hawaii last Sunda}. The Shocks were the heaviest that have been experienced since the recent out break of the volcano. Ihara, the native convicted or mur der as a result of his part in the Kahu hu riots, and who was to have been hanged next Monday, has been granted a respite till December 4th, pending the decision of the courts in his last ap peal. The Waialu compromise has been agreed to by the holders of over 2S>,UM) shares in the corporation, who have voted in favor of issuing another mil lion dollars' worth of shares, with which to compromise the Soper Dillingham suit. A number of stockholders repre sented by J. A. Magoon. oppose the is sue, and they threaten to make a fight against it in the courts. The transport Centennial left to-day for San Francisco, after having unload ed her cargo of horses. The Tartar. Manauense and City of Peking, having on board the Twenty-Eighth and a part of the Thirty-first Infantry, have gone to Manila, having coaled here. The Athenanian is loading with horses Tor Manila, and the Westminster is dis charging feed for horses in coral here. ASSAULTED BY A MADMAN. A Fresno Citizen in a Precarious Condition. FRESNO, Nov. lO—W. Sims, who is employed as an inspector by the Cali fornia Raisin Growers' Association, lies at the County Hospital in this city in an extremely precarious condition from an assault by a crazy man in Los An geles Saturday night. His skull is thought to be fractured. The inspector met Thomas J. Egan of this city, and while they were standing on a corner waiting for a street cur, Sims was suddenly assault-Mi by a mad man, who struck him on the left ear with a rock that he carried in his hand. He fell unconscious. The lunatic turned to Egan and de clared, "I'll not leave you to tell any tales." and with that he made a swing at him. Egan dodged the blow and se cured help. In the meantime the man iac had disappeared. Sims was carried to a near-by drug store, where he was worked on for three-quarters of an hour before he be came conscious. Sims was put on the train and brought to this city by Esran. T'pon arriving here he was able to go to his room, and did not pay much attention to his injury until Monday morning, when he called on Dr. Davidson, who MONITOR AND GEMjyiONITOR ■"■"in -. ' *f^^^^^^MMMMMßr^ STEEL RANGES. Best Baker, mad*. HOLBROOK, MERRILL & STETSON 381-233 J STREET. dressed the wound in the head. Sims complained at the time of feeling dizzy. When Sims called on the doctor to-day he was a very sick man. Dr. Davidson stated to-day that he fears the base of the brain has been fractured, and if so there will be little hope for Sims' recovery. YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. Recommendations Blade by Acting Superintendent Wilcox. WASHINGTON, Nov. 10.—Acting Superintendent Wilcox of the Yosemite National Park, in his annual report, recommends that the Government buy out the owners of patent lands within the park limits, to remove one great source of trouble and destruction. Other recommendations are the fixing of penalties for violation of the park regulations; obtaining authority from the State of California to establish a camp for troops within the Yosemite Valley for patrol service, a permanent camp to be constructed at Wav.ona; a systematic burning of fallen and dead timber, to prevent forest fires, and get decisive action to prevent diverting the waters flowing in the park. The report says the deer within this Government preserve are fairly plen tiful and tame, bear, quail, squirrels and trout are numerous, and mountain lions and lynx are in evidence. Merced's Game Ordinance Upheld. MODESTO, Nov. 10.—Lasit month th? Supervisors passed an ordinance pro hibiting the shimping of certain game out of the county. James Knapp, a member of the Hunters' Union of Mer ced County, made a test case by offer ing two ducks at Newman, in Stanis laus County, for shipment. His ar rest and sentence of imprisonment fol lowed in a Justice Court, and the case was appealed to the Superior Court. To-day Judge Minor handed down a decision upholding the ordinance. A petition for a writ of habeas corpus was denied and the defendant remand ed. An appeal will be taken to the Supreme Court. Threatened Lynching. TOMALES, Nov. 10.—Antone Jason, a dairy hand employed by Antone Rezen dez, is in jail here, and a specially sworn-tn force of Deputy Sheriffs and Constables are protecting him, as a number of residents are threatening to storm the jail and lynch the prisoner. Jason was arrested this afternoon -;n complaint of Mrs. Minna White, who claims that he insulted her, and then assaulted her with a knife on the out skirts of the town. Alaska Boundary Question. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 10.—The Chamber of Commerce of this city to day adopted and sent to Secretary of State Hay the following resolution re ferring to the Alaskan boundary ques tion: "We earnestly request that the pres ent boundary line as established be maintained, and that no territory now lying on the American side thereof be yielded up or granted to the Dominion of Canada." Remains of J. J. Jones. SAN DIEGO, Nov. 10.—The schooner Anita, which arrived to-day from Lower California, brought the body of J. J. Jones, an old man, w T ho was murdered by unknown parties in the Sierra Pin tada last September. Jones went to the San Rogue gold fields from San Fran ! Cisco during the rush last June. He was supposed to be well supplied with mon ey. This is thought to have been the 1 motive for the murder. Supposed Murderers in Custody. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 10.—Ah Shue, You You and Tung Wah, the three supposed murderers of Gin Suey, the cook in the store of Quong, Chung & Co., at San Jose, were arrested to day by Policemen Aiken and Barry in a house at 14 Shefford Alley. The murder was committed at 9 o'clock last night, and it is believed that the mur derers came to this city on a night freight train. Snsw in tke Sierras. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 10.—Reports from the Sierra Nevada Mountains state that at Summit eight inches of snow has fallen. At Cascade the fall has been seven inches and at Cisco four inches. The snowsiheds which were recently burned have been replaced, and traffic will not be interrupted. Fire at Los Angeles. v LOS ANGELES, Nov. Hi.—A lire started to-night from an unknown cause in the warehouse on San Fer nando street occupied by Murry & Langdon, dealers in hay, grain and : coal. The warehouse and contents were entirely destroyed. The lass is placed at $15,000, with insurance of [$7,500. The building was owned by the Methodist Conference. Artesian Waterworks Sold. ALAMEDA, Nov. It!.—Captain R. R. Thompson has sold the artesian water works which supply Alameda with water to the Contra Costa Company of Oakland. Possession is to be given the | new owners February L I!HH>. It is I understood that the price paid was about 1600,000. Attempted Suicide. SANTA ANA, Nov. 10.— E. R. Howe 'of Chicago attempted suicide here last ; night by sending a bullet through his head. The ball entered just back ot the left ear, passing: out diagonally un der the right eye. Physicans say he has a fair chance of recovery. Finan ; cial and domestic difficulties prompted the act. A Disabled Schooner. VICTORIA (B. C), Nov. 10.—The lookout at Carmanah reports a thre° masted schooner off that point, With mainsail and jib carried away. More Troops for Manila. SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 10.—The transports Senator and Ben Mohr sailed for Manila this afternoon, with the Forty-fifth Infantry on board. Death of an Arizona Pioneer. TUCSON, Nov. 10.-j am es Finley, a pioneer of Arizona, died this evening in this city, aged ."> years. Horses' tails are protected from mud and rain In wet weather by a newly-de signed cover, consisting of a tubular sack of rubber or other waterproof ma terial, to be slipped over the tail, a strap being provided at the upper end to attach it to the tail. In a new device for hanging or re moving pictures from high wallsi a long pole is provided at one end with a U shaped bracket, having slots in the ends for the reception of the picture cord, with a central hinged finger which sup ports the hook by which the cord is at [ tached to the molding. THE RECORD-UINTOy, SACRAMENTO, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1899. PACIFIC COAST FREIGHT RATES. Inquiry Into Complaint of St. Louis Merchants Nearing the End. The Interstate Commerce Commission Hear ings Will Adjourn To-Day. No New Pbase in tbe Controversy Developed at Yesterday's Ses sion, All the Witnesses Testi fying to Substantially the Same Facts Previously Brought Out. ST. LOUIS, Nov. 10—The Interstate Commerce Commission, which has been holding an inquiry into Pacific Coast rates will adjourn to-morrow afternoon. Only one witness remains to be exam-, ined. The hearing to-day developed no new phase of the controversy. The wit nesses all testified to substantially the same facts that were given by preced ing witnesses, and the evidence, was, therefore, in a measure merely cumu lative. Chairman Knapp and Mr. Clements were the only members of the commis sion present at the hearing of testimony in the complaint of the St. Louis Busi ness Men's League against the Pacific Coast railroads to-day. Messrs. Prouty, Yoemens and Fifer were absent on other business. Sander Norwell, Third Vice President of the Simmons Hardware Company of St. Louis, testified that the tariff of June 25, IS9B, had clearly affected the business of his firm with California re tailers. After the adoption of that schedule the volume of trade with the entire Pacific Coast was curtailed. That the tariff of 1X1)8 caused this falling off was shown, he said, by the fact- that since May, 1899, when the Great Northern and Northern Pacific abro gated the tariff and lessened the differ ence between carload and less than car load rates, business in Washington and Oregon had increased and reached its original level, while that in California had steadily retrograded. The firm, he said, was obliged to compete not only with the natural advantages of the Cal ifornia jobbers, but also with the arti ficial commercial advantages accorded them by the railroads in adopting the tariff of 1898. The firm could only do business in California by making freight allowances to its customers. This allowance, he said, amounted to an average of 50 cents on each 100 pounds of freight shipped. This, he contended, was clear ly a loss of profit, due to discrimina tion. He exhibited charts and tables, showing the fluctuations of the firm's sales in California business during the last three years. They indicate an in crease in sales and a decrease in the percentage of profit. W. F. Herrin, attorney for the South ern Pacific, in cross-examination at tempted to show that the railroad rates were not responsible for fluctuations in the volume of business transacted in California during the last eighteen months, since the rates had remained the same during that period. "Perhaps it would make that chart more interesting." was Mr. Norvell's answer, 'if we would add another line showing what our profits would have been had the former rates obtained. I am complaining of our profits there, not of our volume of business there." "But we cannot regulate freight rates to yield profits for others." retorted Mr. Herrin. Conrad Gulnon. traffic manager of the Paddock-Hawley Iron Company of St. Louis, followed Mr. Norvell. He made the point that Pueblo has a better rate to Pacific Coast points than St. Louis enjoys. "The carload rate from Pueblo to San Francisco is 50 cents per t wt.," said he. "while the carload rate from St. Louis to San Francisco is To cents per cwt. Certainly if Pueblo has a bet ter rate than St. Louis, then St. Louis ought to have a better rate than Pitts burg, but she has not." Chairman Knapp introduced a tele gram from W. A. Hoover, President of the Denver Freight Bureau, stating that Denver jobbers entered their pro test against any change in the present classification between carload and less than carload rates. Attorney Pillsbury. representing the jobbers of the Pacific Coast, introduced a telegram from Barrett, Hicks & Co. of San Francisco, saying that their tel egram of recent date to "use every ef fort to have less than carlond rates reduced" was sent under a misappre hension, and was withdrawn. N. L. Nelson, President of the Nelson Manufacturing Company of St. Louis, was the last witness summoned by the complainants. Asked to describe the effect of the tariff of June 25, 1898, --upon his California business, he said he went to that State and found out that there were two clear alternatives for him —either retire from the field or ship in carload lots. If he shipped goods in less than carload lots his whole profit would be more than absorbed in the differential. Asked if he could serve all of his ter ritory except the Pacific Coast by ship ping in less than carload lots, he re plied in the affirmative. A. T. B. Jackson, representing a line of steamships which plys between Nev York and San Francisco, via the Horn, was called to the stand for the defense. His testimony related entirely to the question of competition between the railroads and sea routes for traffic to the Pacific Coast, and the effect this competition had in making the rates on all transcontinental rail lines. The commission then adjourned until to-morrow. MACARTHUR AND LAWTON. * 4-"- Their Respective Commands Now Near Each Other. MANILA. Nov. 17.-9:20 a. m.— Generals Mac Arthur's and Lawton's commands are now near each other. General Mac Arthur is getting supplies in Tarlac over the railroad from Bam ban with an engine which was takep from the river by the Ninth Infantry. Colonel Howes, who occupied Vic toria with six troops of the Third Cav alry, has advanced to Tlosales. A let ter was found at Victoria from Private Desmond of the Signal Corps, one of the Twenty-first American prisoners held there. These prisoners, the letter said, were expecting to be taken to the mountains before the army arrived. Two thousand insurgents are reported to be massing at Gerona, above Tar lac, and General Mascardo is said to be in the mountains west of Angeles with a thousand men, proposing to make a raid. Rain has been falling throughout the month" and for the past week there has been a heavy downpour. The whole country is in as bad condition as any time this season. CALIFORNIANS THANKED. Their Hospitality to lowa Volun teers Appreciated. DES MOINES (la.). Nov. 16.—The State Executive Council to-day adopted resolutions thanking the people of Cali fornia, especially of San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley, for hospitality and kindness manifested toward the soldiers of the Fifty-first lowa Regi ment, Governor Gage, Adjutant Gen eral Seamans and Colonel Beck of the Governor's Staff, and extending per sonal thanks for their courtesies to the soldiers and the lowa party which re ceived them on their return from Ma nila, and the good women of San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley come in for special thanks for their care of the sick while the regiment was en camped in San Francisco. Official Returns From Mississippi. JACKSON (Miss.), Nov. 16.—The Secretary of State to-day made an offi cial announcement on the returns of the recent State election. Longino, Democratic candidate for Governor, re ceived 42,227 votes against 6,421 for 'Prewitt, Populist. Longino's major ity 35,086. The vote on the Noel amendment was yeas 21,109, nays 8,0-i;5. A Lynching in Missouri. ST. LOUIS, Nov. 10.—A special to I the "Post-Dispatch" from Dexter, Mo., says William Huff was taken from the County Jail at Bloomfleld to-day and i hanged by a mob of about 100 men. Huff | who is charged with the murder of An i drew Melton north of here last week, ! showed remarkable nerve, facing the j mob and asserting he was not afraid. ! The Forty-Third Sails for Manila. NEW YORK, Nov. 10.—The trans ; port Meade, with the Forty-third Unit ed States Volunteer Infantry on boaid, sailed for Manila to-day. The Meade attempted to get away on Tuesday, but stuck in the mud at her dock. Condition of Vice President Hobart PATERSON (N. J.), Nov. 10.—Vice ; President Hobart passed a comfortable day. He had solid food, and spent most of the day in sitting up in a chair in his apartments. Senator Hayward Worse. OMAHA, Nov. 10.—Reports from Ne- I braska City to-day indicate that Sena ; tor Hayward is worse. His right side is now paralyzed, and he speaks with dif ; ficulty, and then only in monosyllable. BRITISH WALK INTO A DELIBERATE TRAP. tContlnued from First Pace.} into position, while either the British ammunition has given out, or the Brit ish gunners are reserving their fire, in view of the poor practice made by the besiegers. The report that the Boers have pene trated southward from Colenso to Chiv eley, where they are said to have cut the railroad, shows, it is claimed, that they are adopting a proper strategical plan to impede the advance of the Brit ish relieving force. Perhaps this may turn out to be General Schalkburger's force, which when last heard from was raiding Zululand. This force, it Is as serted, may yet'be heard from south of Estcourt, which-they will in all likeli hood attempt tq isolate before further reinforcements arrive. Indeed, it is al ready reported that a Boer force has been seen in' the neighborhood of the line north of the Mooi River. According to the latest advices from British sources at Estcourt, the Boers are suffering from lack of supplies, though the large stores the British left when they evacuated Newcastle and Dundee must have been of great assist ance to the Boer commissariat. But the task of maintaining a complete invest ment of Ladysrhith is probably proving onerous. Ladysmith seems to be well provided and the entrenchments are daily being strengthened. The Boers have re-named Dundee "Meyersdorp," after General i-ucas Mey er, whose forces fought those of Gen eral Symons there. It is said this morning that 200 wounded of General Meyer's force ar rived at Pretoria the next day. There are signs of a movement for the relief of Kimberley, which may be expected shortly. There is great ac tivity at De Aar, situated on the rail road about 150 miles south of Kimber ley, where the advance appears likely to be made. There is, it is claimed, no urgent reason for this, unless Kimber ley provisions are getting low, but the moral effect would be good for the British. The greatest enthusiasm was shown this morning at the departure from Newport of a mountain battery of th? Royal Artillery, consisting of six guns. Thousands of people lined the streets cheering and the battery had difficulty in reaching the train through the dense crowd. This was the last mountain bat - tery remaining in England, eight others being in India and the Tenth having been captured by the Boers at Nichol sen's Nek. A special dispatch from Durban dated Monday, November Ictth, says that a member of the Natal field force who succeeded in traversing the Boer lines, with Ladysmith dispatches, has arrived at Pietermaritzburg, and re ports that a determined attack was made by the Boers on the British gar rison, which was quite prepared, and met the advance with such a heavy and well directed fire that the Boers were driven off. leaving many dead. It is also said that British and Boer patrols came in touch and exchanged shots near Freere, south of Colenso. PANIC AT DURBAN DISAPPEARS. DURBAN. Monday, Nov. 18. —General Hildyar has arrived here. He brought a message from General Buller express ing his high appreciation of Natal's course throughout the crisis, and ad miration for the way the volunteers and colonial forces fought. A correspondent in Zululand reports that many of the Boers who fought at Dundee are now quietly plowing, and that nothing will induce them to return to the battlefield. Most of the guns in position around Durban are being withdrawn, and all fear of a Boer attack and all panic have disappeared. There is no confirmation of the report of General Joubert's death. The only way you can beat another man's game is to keep your money in your pocket- THE METEORIC SHOWERS. HAVE NOT BEEN WITNESSED IN LARGE NUMBERS. Falling Aerolite Partially Wrecks a Residence Near Crescent City, Illinois. CRESCENT CITY (111.), Nov. 10.— By the falling of an aerolite seven miles south of Crescent City the resi dence of John Meyers was partially wrecked, and the neighborhood was panic-stricken. The meteor came from a point in the sky a little east of south and struck the north end of the house, tearing away a part of the upper story. The aerolite buried itself in the ground about three feet from the foun dation of the house. NEW YORK, Nov. 16.—Professor Rees of Columbia and Mr. Moore of Harvard are at Charles A. Post's ob servatory at Bayport, L. 1., watching for the showers of meteors. They had little luck up to 2 o'clock this morning, when the sky which had been overcast for about forty-eight hours, cleared. During the following two hours sev eral photographs were obtained. Fifty nine meteors in all were counted dur ing the morning. Only one of those was classed as of the first magnitude. None of the meteors sighted exploded, and few left trails. Professor Rees said he feared the observations in this part of the country had all been failures. He said there was a possibility that the showers had not yet passed by. WASHINGTON, Nov. 10.—The Rev. Professor Hogan of Georgetown Uni versity Observatory, who watched for the leonid meteors, saw only one me teor during last night's observations. This was between 1 and 1:30 Thursday morning. The meteor, the Professor says, flashed up from the radiant point five minutes past one like a star of the second magnitude, and moved rapidly in «a direction southwest, leaving a short trail, and exploding with a bril liancy like the planet Venus in its greatest splendor. It was a genuine leonid, but a solitary wanderer. DENVER, Nov. 16. —A shower of meteors was observed this morning at University Park by Dean Howe and a corps of assistants, but there was nothing like the number that had been expected. Photographs were taken. About 1 o'clock the leonids commenced to shoot, but rapid work did not com mence until nearly 4 o'clock. One company of watchers counted sixty three leonids in fifteen minutes. Al though Dr. Howe is hoping that the climax of the shower is not yet reached, he is not certain that it has not already passed, in which case it has been missed by the astronomers all over the world. PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 16.—At the Flower Observatory of the University of Pennsylvania the watchers record 102 meteors, sixty-nine of which were leonids, from midnight until 5:15 o'clock this morning. The astronomers at this observatory believe the earth has passed the swarm of leonids. PRINCETON (N. J.), Nov. 16.—At tempts of Professor Young and Pro fessor Libby to photograph the me teors last night resulted in but little success. CHICAGO, Nov. It!.—Thirty meteors | were reported in sight in the eastern : sky just before dawn this morning, and j several photographs were secured by | Professor Bough at Northwestern Uni i versity. Owing to the brilliancy of | the moon at the time of the observa | tions, no leonides fainter than a star of the second magnitude could be seen. - Three particularly bright ones were observed. MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 10.—Professor W. W. Paine wires from the North field, Minn., observatory to-day as fol lows: '"The twenty-five observers watching for leonid meteors saw not more than twenty leonides during the whole night. The display was very weak. - The maximum of this return was cer tainly not visible." | LONDON, Nov. 10.—A balloon, with S Perc.val Spencer, the aeronaut, the R;v. J. M. Bacon and Miss Bacon, ascended at 4 o'clock yesterday morning from | Newbury, Berkshire, for the purpose of observing the leonid shower, de scending near Neath, South Wales, this afternoon. The observers saw only five meteors, but were near enough to catch some of the fiery vapor by a special apparatus. They were obliged to make a sudden descent, as the balloon was drifting toward the sea. As a result Mr. Bacon was badly shaken, and his daughter's arm waa fractured. A few leonids were seen from the Greenwich Observatory, although no photographs were secured, and a few also were observed at Romsey, Hamp shire, and from the Treplow Observa tory. None, however, seem to have been seen elsewhere, and generally speaking the European observations proved a failure. In Russia the leonid displays caused a panic in many places. It was be lieved that the end of the world had come. Churches were opened all night long, and hundreds of thousands spent three nights in the open air, fearing earthquakes and a general cataclysm. There are even rumors that in some villages Russian parents murdered thjlr children to save them from an expected worse fate. There was rather a brilliant display between 2 and "> o'clock Tuesday morn ing at Berlin. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 16.—Pro fessor James E. Keeler, Director of the Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton, telegraphs the Associated Press as fol lows : "The sky was visible at intervals last night. Some leonids were seen, but the number was not unusual. The main swarm may be a day or two late, oth erwise possibly a whole year, or it may fail altogether, as in 1776." A Pear Tree 250 Years Old. About twenty members of the Water town Historical Society visited the Cambridge Cemetery recently and in spected a pear tree planted 250 years ago by Simon Stone, who emigrated from England to New England in I<>>s. The tree is said to be a mate to the famous Endicott pear tree in Salem, Mass. The party was accompanied by the Superintendent of the cemetery, Mr. Childs. who explained what he knew concerning the tree's history. The tree trunk has decayed considerably, but has been filled with cement to protect it from the weather. It has several healthy branches which bear about a bushel of very large pears. Each mem ber of the party was presented with a pear, and several were cut up and pieces distributed. The tree trunk is large, being three feet in diameter s : x feet from the ground.—Boston Trans script. j A Flannelette Special fori j ...TO-DAY... 8* CENTS PER YARD SPECIAL for a value far superior I to what the price might indicate is one of the attractions • # in this item. Another is they're new goods just uncased — • 2 good, firm weaves, double-fleeced and soft: just the sort you want • * for making night shirts of and gowns and skirts for self and chU- • J dren —pink and blue ground with white stripes, cream ground with • J pink and blue stripes, pink and blue checks, some few dark and • J medium patterns, which could be used for wrappers. • I 8 CENTS PER YARD SPECIAL. I Novelties in Burnt Leather At art section we display an interesting and varied assort ment of burnt leather novelties, in unique design and in useful form, among which we enumer ate as follows: Work baskets, music rolls, bill holders, picture frames, memorandums, laundry lists, cigar holders, medicine cases, pen wipers, needle cases, shopping bags, address books, etc. Now is the time to select, as many of the articles are ex clusive, having no duplicate in design. All are fairly priced. New Arrivals in Pictures New arrivals, new style gilt frames of various styles, with fancy metal corners, and new subjects, which show through space 4x5 inches in mat, with 2 inch border; size of frame, BVOX 10% inches, with glass over pic ture. Price, 25c. Fancy Crepe Paper A large and varied assortment of colors and styles, in beautiful decorative crepe paper, for this season, has arrived; no descrip tion could do this justice; you will have to call and see for yourself. Price, 23c for ten feet. Whist Trophies An endless variety of whist prizes in the line of small trin kets that usually puzzles the brain of the searcher can be found at stationery department; 29c to $1 each. IWASSERMAN, KAUFMAN & GO. I EBONIES OF DIFFERENT HUES. Several Varieties of African Trees Yield the Wood. i | Ebony was known and highly es j teemed by the ancients as an article of luxury, and was used by them for a variety of purposes. In India it is said that it was employed by Kings for sicepters and also for images. On account of its supposed antagonism to poisons it was used largely for drinking | cups. Its use has been extended con tinuously down to the present time, and ,in England, as well as on the Continent, it has always been held in high es teem by the wealthy for toilet articles and boxes. In France particularly the manufacture of ebony goods has at tained a high degree of perfection. Within a few years its use in the Unit ed States has increased remarkably, in j a large measure, no doubt, on account of its combination with silver, which is believed to have originated in this country. The striking contrast of the 1 dead black of the wood and the bril liant white of the silver has from the outset commended it to the American public. This combination, it is said, has now been introduced into England and other European countries. The silver mounting of the ebony gives .scope for the taste and originality of the silversmith. The style of dec oration most frequently used on the larger pieces consists of a border of scrolls, of flowers, or of a combination of scrolls and floral designsi The va riety and degree of elaboration of the borders shown are almost endless. Sometimes the border extends only half way around the edge of the article. A silver shield, on which the initials of the owner may be engraved, is gener ally placed in the center of the piece. This shield *1s occasionally replaced by a monogram, more or less elaborate, which may be the only mounting used. Large initials are also used instead of a monogram. Another style of decoia tion consists of a beaded edge of sil ver. While the border is occasionally used on smaller pieces, the decoration for these is generally confined to a shield or monogram. The shield may be combined with floral designs or scrolla The name ebony Is given to the wood of several varieties of trees. All kinds of ebony are distinguished for their great density and dark color. The wood in all varieties is heavier than water; the heaviest varieties are the darkest. The other grades require a considerable amount of staining to make them black. Ebony is of a uni form color throughout, and will not show any deterioration even from long continued use. There are three varie ties of ebony well known in. commerce. The ebony from the Gaboon Coast of Africa is the darkest. The Madagas car ebony is the densest. The Macas sar ebony furnishes the largest pieces. Almost all ebony is sent in the form of logs to London, and from there shipped to the various countries in which it is used for manufacturing purposes. It is sold by weight. Imitations of ebony can always bo ' distinguished by their lighter weight, and the cheaper imitations can be de tected by merely scratchng the surface. | —Jewelers' Weekly. Dishes can be secured in a handy po sition for scalding and draining by the use of a newly designed sink board, which is formed of a series of wooden strips set on edge on a base board, with slots cut in the strips for the insertion of the dishes in a slanting position. Handsome * Black Net j Just marked and placed in # stock a half a dozen values in * the fishnet or Tosca style net- • ting, 46 inches wide, so much in m favor at this time for over- • dresses and plaitings; they've a * rich, silky sheen, which imparts * a richness to whatever plain-fa- • brie they're used with. Priced, J 75c, $1, $1.50, $1.75 and $2.75 • the yard, according to quality. • Women's Fancy • Handkerchiefs • Our importations of sheer, • dainty linen swiss and lawn * 'kerchiefs for the holiday season • has been placed in stock, and is • in evidence in so great a variety # of styles, qualities and prices • that the most fastidious may be J supplied and satisfied. We » quote: • Hand-made fancy lace hand- # kerchiefs, finished with a frilled • ruffle of fine footing. Price, 60e J each. • All hand-work fancy lace § handkerchiefs, with ruffle of m plain footing, edged with deli- • cate new patterned Valen- * ciennes lace. Price, 60c each. • Lace handkerchiefs, finished * with frilled ruffle of dotted foot- • ing, edged with fine Valen- * ciennes lace; exceedingly hand- m some and hand made. Price, 85c • each. • Pure linen ull laundered hand- • kerchiefs, with hand-work em- * broidered border and hand- Z worked initials in corner; a very • superior value. Priced special • at lS%c. m Crystal Lenses Made to improve your sight, fitted by careful, accurate scientific tests to remedy the particular defects of your vision. You'll never find bettor glasses than we can supply. CHlNN.nOptician, 526 X STREET. LINDLEY'S CHERUB TEA A dozen years on this market and always the same. FRIDAY would not be Friday without FISH I The fish stall is an important part of this business, one that we never neglect. Whatever is to be hitd in fresh and salt water fish, oys-. ters. clams, crabs, shrimps, will found here fresh to-day. CDRTIS & CO.'S MARKET, 308 X Street, Half a block below W. tt. A Co. For Sale Twenty head ol horses. Teams from $40 up. Three spring wagons and two sets of heavy work harness. YISU STABLES—a 7 H. ANDERSON, >. E. Cor. Eleventh and J. t SILVER i # MOUINTEP \ I EBONY | ' A very pretty line of brushes * X lor hair, hat,, bonnet of A 0 clothes—ebony, silver mount- ~L fed backs. rS" Many other new holiday >J conceits. V KLUNE FFLOBERG, V A JEWEEERS, ah. £l 528 XL Street. N. Dingiey's Mills, MANUFACTURERS and WHOLESALERS GROUND AND ROASTED COFFEES. Originators of the celebrated Star D brsud BEWARE OF IMITATION* MILtS, - - I STHBBT, NEAR FRONT. THE WEEKLY UNION—THE BESTJ weekly on the coast. Only il a year.