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Opening of the Legal
Battle in the Kirk
The Judge Allows the Intro
duction of Important
Claim of the Administratrix Based
on the Existence of a Part
SAN JOSE, Cal., July S.-The suit of
Susan Clarke, administratrix of the estate
of John W. Kirk, deceased, against The
ophilus and Socrates Kirk for an. account
ing in the estate of John W. Kirk came up
for trial before Judge Reynolds this morn
ing. The suit is attracting a great deal of
attention, as it involves property valued
at about $500,000. The complaint alleges a
copartnership of John Kirk, deceased,
with Theophilus and Socrates Kirk, and
prays for an accounting and settlement.
John W. Kirk came to California in
1849, and a few years later was followed by
his two brothers, Theophilus and Socrates.
The complaint alleges that the three
brothers went into business as equal part
ners, buying and improving lands, raising
and selling cattle, etc A few years later
they purchased 470 acres of land in the
"Willows, near San Jose from Asa Vestal.
This land is now a bearing orchard worth
$1000 an acre.
It is charged that the deceased brother
was a one-third owner in the land. The
original 470 acres of land in the "Willows
has been added to, and now includes 800
acres. It is alleged the additional lands
were purchased with profits accruing from
the original 470 acres, and that it should be
considered part of the deceased's estate.
John W. Kirk owned 320 acres in Solano
County in his own right, and it is alleged
that the two brothers have appropriated
this land to their own use. It is also
claimed that John W. Kirk, deceased, had
a one-third interest in all lands, stock,
tools, etc., owned at that time by the
brothers; that this partnership existed at
the time of the death of John Kirk on
October 10, 1865, and that at his death the
two brothers took possession of the entire
estate and have had and still have posses
sion of it all, there never having been any
accounting|or administration, and that no
proceedings were ever had in any probate
or other court. It is alleged that it was
but recently that the facts were discovered,
hence the reason why step 3 were not taken
When this condition of affairs was dis
covered Susan Clarke, a sister of the de
ceased, applied for letters of administra
tion. Judge .Reynolds granted her petition
on May 23, 1893, and her bond was fixed at
$100,000. She filed her bond on July 26,
1893, and letters of administration were
duly issued. The complaint in the suit
was* filed in June, 1894.
In their answer the defendants denied
that John AY. Kirk was ever in partnership
■with them and that he died in 1861 instead
of 1865. They acknowledged that the land
was deeded to the three of them, but claim
that John W. Kirk never paid anything on
his share and that in 1861 they purchased
his interest for $1000.
It is also alleged that at the time of his
death the deceased owed a great many
bills, which the defendants have paid.
When the case was called this morning
the attorneys for the defendant objected to
the admission of the probate record show
ing the appointment of plaintiff as admin
istrator of the deceased's estate, and also
to placing the deed from Asa Vestal to the
three brothers in evidence. Judge Rey
nods overruled these objections, and after
the reading of the deposition of Socrates
Kirk the case was continued until to-
P. F. Gosbey and Delmas & Shortridge
appear for the plaintiff and F. E. Spencer
and Kittridge & Krafft for defendants.
Objects to Being Declared Insolvent.
SAN JOSE, Cal., July B.— A. Horstman
to-day filed a petition asking that the peti
tion of P. Greenburg & Co., Nathan Back
man & Co. and Albert Mueller & Co. of
San Francisco, asking that he be declared
Insolvent, be dismissed. In the petition
it is alleged that the firms mentioned have
not the capacity to apply for a creditors'
petition of insolvency, as it appears that
the above-named firms are conducted
tinder fictitious names, and have not con
formed to the requirements of the statutes.
About a month ago Horstman's store was
attached on a claim of $3300 by R. B.
Teefy of Stockton. A few days later the
firms mentioned above filed claims aggre
gating $700 and asked for a creditors' peti
tion in insolvency.
Teachers for Los Gatas.
SAN JOSE, Cal., July B.— The School
Trustees of Los Gatos held a meeting Sat
urday night, and elected \V. H. B. Trant
ham clerk of the school district and also
clerk of the High School. The schools
will open on September 2, and the length
of the term is fixed at nine months. The
following teachers were selected for the
ensuing term: Principal, A. E. Shumate;
assistants— Misses Belle Phelps, Jennie A.
Cilker, Grace M. Blank, Ethel C. Ayer,
Blanche Starkweather, Hannah Buckley,
Leopha Adair, Louise Van Meter and Rena
B. Ott. High School -A. E. Shumate,
principal ; assistants— Martha E. Cilker
and D. H. Temple.
Half Rates for Supervisors.
SAN JOSE, Cal., July B.— Clarence Hay
dock, the resident agent of the Southern
Pacific Company, appeared before the
Board of Supervisors this morning, and
stated that the company had made a half
rate for Supervisors attending the meeting
of County Supervisors called at San Fran
cisco on July 15, for the purpose of devis
ing means for maintaining a State exhibit
at the Cotton States Exposition at Atlanta.
Suit for Divorce.
SAN JOSE, Cal., July B.— Antonio Obli
zato has commenced suit against Clara
Oblizato for divorce on the ground of de
sertion. The couple were married in
Austria in 1883. In May, 1893, Clara
packed up her belongings and eloped with
a farm band. There are no children or
community property to wrangle over.
Board of Equalization in Session.
BAN JOSE, Cal., July B.— The Board of
Supe* visors met this morning as a Board
of Equalization to hear the Assessor's re
port and examine the assessment rolls of
the county. The board will be in session
every day until July 22 to hear testimony
regarding the raising or lowering of assess
Four Were Declared to Be Suicides and
Two Were Given as Acci
dental Deaths.
Coroner Hawkins was kept busy yester
day. Six inquests were held, in four of
which the jury brought in verdicts of "sui
cide" and the others were returned as
"accidental death."
In the case of David Lesser Lezinsky,
who shot himself in his mother's home at
1126 Eddy street on the Fourth, the jury
found that he committed suicide while suf
fering from nervous prostration. Fred L.
and George Lezinsky and Dr. Jules Simon
were the only witnesses examined. They
testified that the deceased had been suffer
ing for a long time from nervous prostra
tion and that at one time he had been an
inmate of St. Luke's Hospital trying to
effect a cure.
George Campbell, who took carbolic acid
at his brother's house, 321 Eddy street, on
the Fourth, was also returned as a suicide.
He went home from the parade, swallowed
the acid and lav down and died. Miss F.
E. Lewis, to whom he was engaged, testi
fied the deceased had been despondent for
some time past. She made the statement
a couple of days ago that Campbell kissed
her farewell and that she tasted the acid on
his lips.
In the cases of Mrs. Turner (Dollie Dut
ton) and Jacopo Tomes, the verdicts were
In the cases of William Holden, who ac
cidentally shot himself while sitting at the
table in his mother's house at 732 Twenty
third street, and James Hennessey, who
fell from the scaffolding at the corner of
Collingwood and Nineteenth streets, the
verdicts were accidental death. In the
case of Hennessey the contractor for the
Bchoolhouse was censured for not having
seen that the rot>es were in good condition.
Schoolteacher Who Caught a
Mess of Fish by Clever
Some Fancy Prices That Well-
Trained Polo Ponies Real-
ized In England.
Anglers who had wet lines in San An
dreas Lake last Sunday had exceptionally
poor luck. Although over fifty rods were
counted leaving the keeper's house on Sun
day morning, the aggregate catch of trout
amounted to something like fifteen. The
day was excessively warm, and that,
coupled with the fact of the night previous
having been made brilliant by afuli moon,
knocked all angling prospects on the head.
Among the unfortunate Waltonians who
went, saw, but failed to conquer were
James Watt, Robert Hewson, John Sammi,
Robert Taylor, Doc Simpson, Al Smith,
Louis Rondeau, Donald Mcßae, Charles
Precht, " Razorbaek " Dolliver, William
Ring, P. Quinlan, Otto Braunsdorff, James
Ryan, William Woodruff and many others,
who whipped or spooned the south end of
the lake.
Several inquiries were made as recards a
future stopping place for those who desire
early morning fishing, and it was stated by
a gentleman who is in a position to know
something concerning the changes made
in and about the lakes that on the 15tn
inst. a well-known "rendezvous'' at San
Bruno will bloom forth again, and that
anglers who wish an early or a late ride to
the lakes from the railroad station can be
accommodated. Neither James Kerr of
San Andreas Lake nor the keepers of other
lakes of the company will be permitted to
assist toward the pleasure of anglers in
any way hereafter.
Joseph O'Connor, principal' of the Horace
Mann Grammar School, does not pride
himself very much on his angling procliv
ities, yet it is said that the instructor re
cently performed a most astonishing pis
catorial feat while on a pleasure outing to
Santa Cruz. A gentleman named McGrath,
a well-known local historian, states that
he had feasted on some of the magnificent
fish which Mr. O'Connor captured on the
sea beach, and that in point of flavor they
compared most favorably with the Gaelic
ccl — a favorite dish of erTicures.
"Well, I was not aware that O'Connor
was an emulator of the disciples xintil I
had his own words for it," said Historian
McGrath. "Why, the school teacher is a
most wonderful angler, according to his
own statement, which is as follows:
" 'I,' said he, caught something like
sixty magnificent barracouta on the beach
of Santa Cruz one beautiful moonlight
night when the huge breakers were swash
ing on the sands and scattering spray fifty
feet in the air. The fish were actually
taken in the arms of the immense waves,
as it were, and flung ruthlessly on the
beach, where I discovered them splashing
and floundering, poor things. As each re
ceding roller would leave many fishes
behind on the beach to be taken up and
carried back again to their native element
by the incoming swell, I made the best of
the time intervening by kicking the floun
dering fishes on the rolling sands to the
dry land, where my companions stood,
with sticks in hand, ready to complete the
" 'What variety or species of fish they be
longed to I was not aware until we landed
at the hotel, and then to my great joy and
surprise I was informed by Mr. Sullivan
that they were the highly* prized barra
couta. I spoiled a new pair of boots in my
attempt to break a record a3 hsh catcher,
but I did not mind that so long as the fish
ing was good. I was afterward informed
that during yery brilliant moonlight
nights several kinds of fishes made close
in shore, and that frequently they lose
their lives by beine pitched high and dry
on the Hands, that is, if the sea is at all
rough. Now, what do you think of that
in the way of angling?"^
With the exception oi Burlingame and
Riverside the came of polo is not given
much attention on this coast. In Eng
land, however, the game is very popular
now, and an idea of what good polo hor.-es
are thought of can be gleaned from the
prices some animals belonging to the Peat
Brothers realized at a sale at TattersaH's,
in London. Eleven ponies sold for $12,875,
a total that will probably astonish the
players of this country- and Canada. The
best prices obtained were: $2300 for a mare
named Dynamite, $2000 for Nimble, $1800
for Gay Land and $1550 for Sister Sue.
The Royal Baking Powder Company
controls its own cream of tartar factory and
the processes for making the only abso
lutely pure cream of tartar.
The Board of Directors of the Technl-
cal Society on Professor
The board of directors of the Technical
Society of the Pacific Coast met last night
at the office of the secretary in the Acad
emy of Sciences building upon the subject
of Professor Davidson's removal from the
Coast and Geodetic Survey.
There were also present some members
of the society who are not of the board of
directors. The general opinion expressed
was ihat the society ought to express re
grets that such a valuable man as Profes
sor Davidson should be summarily re
moved, but no direct action was taken,
owing to the fact that the society was not
present or represented, except informally.
It was thought advisable to obtain the
action of the society as a body at its next
regular meeting in August. A committee
of three was appointed and directed to draft
resolutions of regret and present them to
the meeting. 'ii;is committee is com
posed of John Richard (past pr» '-'"nt), C.
E. Grunsky (vice-president) and Otto voii
Geldern (secretary).
The Manufacturers' Associa
tion Will Create Many
New Branches.
The Organization to Be Incorpor
ated—lts Proposed Con
The Manufacturers' and Producers' Asso
ciation of California is branching out in a
manner that indicates that it means busi
ness. Recent movements on the part of
the executive officers show that the organ
ization's scope of usefulness is to be so
broadened that ie will take in the entire
State. The secretary said recently that
many people, especially those who live in
the country, have the idea that the asso
ciation was formed in the sole interest of
local manufacturers. This is not the case.
It was formed for the entire State and this
will be proved within a very short time by
the formation of branch or kindred or
ganizations in several parts of the State.
The first move to this end has been
made in San Jose. A representative of
this organization recently called upon the
members of the Sun Jose Board of Trade.
He made arrangements for a mass-meet
ing in San Jose of the manufacturers and
producers of Santa Clara County. .Dele
gates from the ban Francisco body will bo
present and explain the aims and objects
of the association. The next move will be
to form a branch association in Santa
Clara County. The San Jose Board of
Trade took kindly to the idea and set July
20 at 8 r. m. for the meeting. The dele
gates of the local body will be appointed
thi> evening.
It is the firm belief that as soon as the
manufacturers and producers of the Santa
Clara district grasp the idea they will
come into camp without much urging.
As soon as this is accomplished the com
bined organizations will branch out and
in time the Manufacturers' and Producers'
Association will extend all over the State.
Another very significant departure was
in the recent issuance of this letter to the
Inclosed please find copy of the proposed re
visions to the constitution and by-laws of this
association. At a meeting of the board of
directors, held on Juno 125, it was ordered that
a meeting of the members of the association be
called for the purpose ot considering the adop
tion of the said revisions. Said meeting will
be held in the rooms of this association, 2 and
:;. sixth floor, Mills building, on Saturday, the
10th day of August, 1593, at 10 a. m. Respect
fully, L. R. Mead, Secretary.
The revised constitution that has been
submitted for the consideration of the
members is a complete change of the order
upon which the association has been work
ins. The section relating to those who
are eligible to membership now reads:
Section 1. Any person, firm or corporation
encaged in manufacturing Oi producing in the
Mute of California, whether as employeror em
ploye, or any person, firm or corporation en
gaged in manufacturing, producing or dis
tributing California products, may become
members of this association by submitting an
application for membership to the board of
directors, receiving the approval of the board,
and subscribing to the constitution and by
It will be observed that employes and
those distributing California products may
become members. This is for the purpose
of admitting retailers. Article V states
The affairs of the association shall be man
aged by a board of eleven directors, who shall
be residents of the State of California, and who
shall be elected at the annual meeting of the
At present there are fifteen directors.
The reduction in the number of directors
is in order that the association may incor
porate under the laws of the State. Such
a move is contemplated in the near future,
especially if the i'.ssociation should be suc
cessful and form branch associations in the
ot'ier large cities in the State.
Attached to the proposed new constitu
tion and by-laws is a declaration of the
principles of the association. This is to
impress upon the people of California that
it is a State institution and not a small
body of San Francisco manufacturers, sel
fish in their own interests and with a dis
regard for the remainder of California.
This declaration states:
The association has but one object— that is
the fostering, protecting and upbuilding of the
manufacturing and producing industries of
the State of California. It recognizes no lo
cality, class, individual, corporation, trust or
combination; it woiks for the benefit of all
alike. Its object is one that every citizen of
th*» State can indorse, and one that every pa t
riotic citizen of the State should be in'sym
pathy with. There is no good reason why it
should not have the support of not only every
manufacturer and producer of the State, but
every loyal citizen as well. Its work covers a
vast field. It is not only designed to revive
the waninp industries of "the State, but to en
deavor to create others which may be profit
ably established in this State, with its vast
natural resources.
It Is often asked, "How can an association re
vive the mnnuiactiiring industries of the (State,
as people will always buy in the cheapest mar
ket?" This is true, and therein lies one of the
chief duties of this association. It is to over
come the difficulties at present existing, which
in many Instances place the producer and
manufacturer of this State on unequal terms
with the Eastern and foreign competition, and
by overcoming them enable him to become
"the cheapest market.'' One important item
will certainly be recognized in tiiatof quan
tity. An increased output in most instances
represents a decreased cost. The smaller de
mands on the coast as compared to the East
ern States place the mauuiacturer here at a
disaUvaatuga ia thfl matter of cost of. produc
Our efforts must be to overcome this as far
as possible, and each resident consumer .should
be educated to understand and know the ad
vantages to his neighbor as well as to himself
in patronising home industries, and that each
individual demand for an article made within
the State brings the manufacturer one ttep
nearer to that point where, by the increased
output, he is enabled to defy foreign competi
tion. It must be clearly show ji to nil that the
employment of each additional laborer pro
vides new circulation of money, increased de
mand for farm ami factory products, and in
creased business for the retailer.
There exists in the Htato to-day an unjust
prejudice against California-made goods, a feel
ing that is encouraged and fostered by the re
tailers of Eastern products, and yet this very
retailer is dependent upon local patronage,
which patronage would find increase in the
employment of additional labor. Many cases
can be cited where California manufacturers,
in order to dispose of their products, are
obliged to use Eastern labels. A removal of
this prejudice, through the efforts of this as
sociation, would in itself be a great accom
Hut we must not stop here. Our main hope
lies indie finding of ways and means of over
coming the difliculties of costly fuel, high
transportation and excessive expenses in the
matter of water, gas and interest charges. It
would be imponfolc at this writing to enter
into the detail of outlined work ; suffice it to
say, it is a concerted movement toward placing
the producer and manufacturer of this State in
a position to successfully compete with the
Such an organization would be a power in
the State; its influence would extend to the
repeal of many existing State laws that operate
unjustly to the manufacturing, shij>ping and
producing Industrie* of the stute and to the
making oi other laws favorable to them. Its
influence would be potent with transporta
tion, fuel, light, water and other com
panies in the adjustment of matters
pertaining to the industries of the State. It
would be the medium through which -new in
dustries would be caused to becstablished that
would work into manufactured products
ihe raw materials and products of the
soil that are not now but that could be
profitably worked here. It would afford the
menus of bringing the manufacturers and pro
ducers of the State into closer relationship for
their mutual benefit, and in the accomplish
ment of its object will bring prosperity.
He Will Make N<> Itemovnls -Uusiness
Goes on as Usual To-day.
After comparative quietness had settled
about the City Treasurer's office yesterday
afternoon and it was understood that the
counting of the cash and the resumption
of business would go on to-day, Treasurer
Widber appointed M. de la Montanya his
chief deputy. The other deputies were ap
pointed, and there is but one vacancy in
the office to be filled. That is the position
of second chief deputy, and Mr. Widber
stated last night that the place might not
be filled until the latter part of the week.
He himself would make the appointment,
but he had not decided who the lucky per
son is to be.
"If everything goes well," said Mr.
Widber, "the counting of the money in the
treasury will begin at 8 o'clock to-morrow
morning and it may be over by noon. If
it is we shall begin paying demands and
transacting our business as usual. As for
the fee department, that will be open as
usual to-morrow. The counting of the
cash will not interfere with that."
"You will make no changes among the
clerks, then?" was asked.
"I do not contemplate any."
The South Side Improvement
Club Adopt Positive
Dumping of Rubbish and Regula
tion of Freight Wagons
The South Side Improvement Club held
an enthusiastic meeting at the Howard
Club rooms, corner of Howard and Third
streets, last night. Several matters of im
portance were considered, the principal
one being the improvement of Folsom
Then were nearly a hundred members
present, and they were unanimous in ac
tion. Dr. Rottanzi occupied the chair,
with I. Schwartz secretary.
A. B. Maguire reported from the Fourth
of July committee that the parade com
mittee had declined to move the procession
on Folsom and other streets south of Mar
ket for the reason that they are not in fit
condition for marching. The committee
indulged the hope that the property
owners might get the benefit of this fact in
the next tax levy.
The subject of dumping sand, old boards
from sidewalks, and bricks on Folsora
street between Fourth and Fifth, was dis
cussed with considerable interest. Leon
Samuels, of the committee selected to look
into the matter, reported that he had ex
amined the law in the premises and found
that the Superintendent of Streets had the
rijjht to permit such dumping. He was in
favor of immediate action by an appeal to
some one in authority. The dumping is
due to the street work and paving and it
was developed that a part of the work had
been completed and still the rubbish re
mains there. A motion prevailed that the
meeting send a committee to request that
the captain of the Southern police station
be sought for redress in the matter.
The violation of the ordinance regulat
ing the weight of loads and width of tires of
freight wagons on public streets was pre
sented and a motion made that a commit
tee be appointed by the chairman, in
structed to confer with the Board of Sup
ervisors and ask the enforcement of the
J. W. Allen suggested that the proper
action would be in an effort to first secure
good streets and then demand the en
forcement of the load and tire ordinance.
He favored the concerted action of the
club for the bituminizine of Folsom street
from the water front to Nineteenth street,
to connect with the bitumen now reaching
from Nineteenth to Twenty-sixth street.
A. B. Maguire thought it unnecessary to
delay action on the load and tire ordinance,
but rather|that both matters be pushed.
The maker of the motion, John Rafferty,
disagreed with Mr. Maguire and coincided
with Mr. Allen's idea and withdrew his
A better material was suggested for the
laying of street paving. P. Cahill said the
blame was due to the Street Committee who
did not demand of the contractors such
materials as would stand the strain of
heavy loads.
<>n the prime subject of the evening, the
bituminizing of Folsom street from the
water front to Nineteenth street, the meet
ing went directly to the point and a com
mittee of eight was appointed by the chair
to attend the meeting of the Board of
Supervisors to-night to present resolutions
to the board conveying the sentiment of
the South Side Improvement Club in the
The following named were appointed to
form that committee: I. Schwatz, R.
Hughes, R. E. Cole, Leon Samuels, J. W.
Allen, G. W. Owen, F. W. McEwen and
Daniel Sullivan. The committee will pre
sent the following resolution:
Whereas, The property-owners and tax
payers along the line of Folsom street, the
hoiitli side and the Mission districts, and the
press of our city, inclusive, have been anx
iously and particularly advocating the wisdom
and necessity oi placing Folsom street in a
first-class condition, when it is again to be
considered a public thoroughfare from the
City, the same conditions as now exist on said
streets, between Nineteenth and Twenty-sixth
streets; and whereas, the Finance Committee
of the honomble Board of Supervisors is
about to convene for ihe purpose of making a
tax levy for the fiscal year for municipal pur
poses; be it
Xi .-nlreii. That we the above-mentioned rep
resentative taxpayers of this City and County,
do respectfully request and urge the Finance
Committee to stand ilrm in carrying out the
good intentions and purposes of the Board of
Supervisors when the board in open meeting
recommended that $80,000 should be set aside
for the purpose of making a first-class thor
oughfare of Folsom street and an outlet from
the City water front to the County line.
Several short talks were made on the
subject, and the club concluded its work
hopeful of the final result.
To manufacturers like the Royal Baking
Powder Company the public is under a
large debt of gratitude for the increased
purity of articles of food sold at the present
The State Appropriation Will
Permit of Their Payment
in Full.
It Amounts to $229,106 5O and Is
Considerably Larger Than Was
There Is joy among the teachers of the
School Department over the report that
has come from the office of the State Su
perintendent of Public Instruction. It
was to the effect that the State Moneys
had been apportioned among the vari
ous cities and towns.
In this city the School Department, with
other portions of the municipal govern
ment, has suffered^ from the poverty
stricken condition of the various funds,
and it was announced that the teachers
would have to be willing to forego a
month's salary, there being no funds to
pay them.
It was not then known what the
exact amount of the State appropriation
would be. Of course it was expected that
considerable would be realized, and that
possibly the teachers would get half
pay for the month that is due them.
According to the report San Francisco
has 68,31)9 school children, and is, there
fore, entitled to $229,106 50. With this
amount not only can the teachers be paid
in full, but with a reasonable appropria
tion from the City for the present fiscal
year the department will be in good con
The most marked increase o! value in
this country has been in the land.
Nomination of Castle and
Foster to Be Con
Meeting for To-Day, Which Is Called
by the Chairman, P. B.
San Francisco, Cal., July 8, 1895.
Dear Sir: There will be a meeting of the
executive committee of the Republican Stute
Central Committee to-morrow (Tuesday) after
noon July 9, at 3:30 o'clock at room 27, 419
California street. Political business of im
portance will come before the meeting, which
will be promDt and brief. You are earnestly
requested to attend. Yours respectfully,
P. B. Cornwall. Chairman.
A copy of the foregoing letter was sent
yesterday afternoon to every member of
the executive committee and it is expected
that a fair attendance will be secured at
the meeting to-day. Several members of
the committee are out of town and cunnot
return in time to attend the session, among
them John D. Spreckels and D. M. Burns.
The attendance of a majority of the com
mittee can, without doubt, be secured.
The committee will consider the nomina
tion of Messrs. Castle and Foster as Elec
tion Commissioners.
From a general talk at the Union League
Club and other places where Republicans
assemble to exchange views, the impres
sion is formed that no opposition to the
appointment of Colonel ' A. E. Castle will
be manifested at to-day's session. In re
gard to the appointment of Samuel Foster
there is some diversity of opinion and it is
probable that an effort will be made to in
duce the committee to signify to the Mayor
that the selection of Mr. Foster is not
It is not easy to determine the exact
grounds of the hostility to Mr. Foster.
Some Republicans assert that he is in sym
pathy with the Populists, but men who
know him best and longest declare that he
is a straightforward Republican and an
honest, capable man. Certainly the senti
ment of the Union League Club is largely
in favor of Mr. Foster's confirmation by
the committee.
P. B. Cornwall, chairman of the com
mittee, does not feel justified at present
in expressing an opinion as to the merits
of the men nominated by the Mayor. He
will make known his views at the meeting
M. M. Estee said: "Do not go away with
the idea that I am opposed to Mr, Foster.
I am for him because I believe he is an
honest man, but I understand that he was
not for me in the last election. lam alto
gether out of politics and take no interest
in this beyond a desire that good men
should be appointed and elections honestly
Party leaders incline to the opinion that
the committee will confirm both Castle
and Foster. The latter has a legion of
friends who are zealous in his support.
Next Monday evening the Union League
Club will give a dinner to the four new
Election Commissioners. Mayor Sutro
has been invited to attend the banquet.
The invited list includes other leading
men who are not members of the club. It
is expected that several representative
Democrats will attend the feast.
Mr. Cornwall would have called the
meeting of the executive committee
earlier, but he was out of town enjoying
summer .solace at his farm in the Santa
Cruz Mountains. His chief guest was one
no less distinguished than Rev. Dr.
Horatio Stebbin?, and during his sojourn
the weather was delightfully cool. Near
Mr. Cornwall's place is the farm of ex-
Congressnian ana ex-President of the Uni
versity Horace Davis, and so one may im
aginethat intellect and piety were in the
atmosphere of the mountains.
In the Democratic camp there seems to
be little or no opposition to the appoint
ments of Messrs. Denman and "Wellin as
commissioners of election. Senator Fay
said last night at the Baldwin that he
had heard of none. Max Popper, who is
posted in such matters, has not heard of
any dissatisfaction to speak of. The Dem
ocratic committee may not be called
together as a body to express an opinion.
Heard After Dark.
It was a silvery voice that sounded
through the darkness on Madison avenue
the other night: "Oh, Jack, don't let me
tipover! Oh, it's turning! Merciful fath
ers! Remember, Jack, I weigh nearly 130
pounds, and if I fall — "
"Don't be afraid," came the floating as
surance; "I will bans: on till death !"
Suddenly a scream and a scramble rent
the air as two bicycles cracked together.
"Jack, are you hurt?"
No answer.
■'Jack, dia the wheel hurt your head
are you stunned?"
Still deep and utter silence. Then she
gave a pathetic little wail.
"Oh, Jack. Jack, did I hurt you— did I
fall on you?"
And out of the dusk came a faint but
forcible, "By Jove, you did. 1 ' — New York
Jot's tor the Jaded ana Good
Health tor all Mankind.
ismadefrom ties through
deadly poiv Rkjf fS'^scjSsl Sarsaparilla
VSli B§ dizziness, ringing in
fe£j| W& esrs, spots before the
substitute. When you hSSjkH
Need to travel out-
side of the RETAIL
DISTRICT if you do
not wish to.
We sell you Cloth-
ing made for the
finest Western City
trade at the manu-
facturers' price, at
either place—
38 and 40
Kearny Street,
; OK
25 and 27
I Sansome Street.
34, 38 and 40 Kearny Street, j
25 and 27 Sansome Street,
Selling Direct to the Public
- A rri
«* JL
The Price Charged by the Dealers.
1111 " 11 """"!! -ft />
Be the standard, you'll save COIN
(directly for yourself, indirectly
for the community) by
- wearing the home-
WHITE— From fair to finest PERCALE
—in all the current styles. . OUTING and
NEGLIGEE— all grades, for men and
boys, and up to the times.
If your dealer hasn't them, write us and
we'll "put you on."
J. eyes and lit them to Spectacles or Eyeglasses
with Instrument* of his own invention, whose
i uperiorlty has not been equaled, My succeu hat
been due to the merits of my work.
Oliice Hours— l2 to 4 p. m.
Has been established in the Palace Hotel
. made on the management. It takes the place
of the city restaurant, with direct entrance from
Market st. . .Ladies shopping will find this a most,
desirable place to lunch. Prompt service and mod-
erate charges, such as have given the gentlemen's
Grillroom an international reputation, will prevai
in this new department. "
*nX a^d d by } JOSES BROS.
' Cor. Second and Brannan Sts., S. F. .
Kg" Superior \to ALL OTHERS and the latest
designs. ; Strictly, wholesale. ' Can be purchased
through any Retail Dealer. '■"'■ \ . -'■ - * '
drug BSafe^no 1 sure" safe
SIDSESfiIGUARfI:'.. Wilc=x Specific Co.,Phuj\.,Pa. :
'. NEW TO-DAY. r ".!.-.
kellT & mm
Cloak and Suit House,
120 Kearuy Stroct.
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For $1.50, $1.75, $2.
DUCK SUITS, big sleeves, wide Godet skirt*,
hundreds of patterns; think of a swell Duck
Dress lor 1 50. These are actually reduced
from $2 25, $3 and $1. •■/'■: :'.
For $2.75, $8.50, $4.50.
wide (jodet skirts, hundreds of patterns: also
solid colors and black. Actually reduced from
$5 50, $7 and $9.
For $5, $6.25. $7.50
navies and blacks, wide full skirts and bij
sleeves. Actually reduced from 912 50, $15
and $18.
For $7.50, $9, $11.
Scotch Cheviots and navy and Mack serges,
the latest novelty style for dresses. Actually
reduced from $16 60, $20 and $22 50.
For $10T$12, $14.
JACKET SUlTS— These have never been sold
for twice the money. Actually reduced from
$22 50, $25 and $27 50.
Country orders given special attention.
Always send money with order. Satis-
faction guaranteed.
i. .
Speeder Bicycle
- Absolutely high grade, possesses many novelties
of a thoroughly scientific and practical character.
THE SPEEDER is so constructed as to give
the rider an instantaneous change of gear from ■
higher to a lower, and vice versa, at pleasure.
Above cut shows contents of sprocket wheel. It
will be observed that the gear wheels are so ar-
ranged as to constitute a perfect roller bearing
and centering device, thus obviating the tendency
to friction and wear on case and shaft in their
Price $125.
Same as the Speeder, without Speeder attach-
ments. Absolutely high grade, modern style and
Price $105.
Pleased to Have You Call and Examine.
818-820 Market Street
Fh.ela.ri Building-
Factory— 3o First Street.
1 ciallst treats PRIVATE CHROMIC A.V»
Discharges: cures secret Blood and Skin Diseases,
Bores and Swellings: .Nervous Debility, . Impo-
tence and other weaknesses of Manhood. '
. He corrects the Secret Errors of Youth and their
terrible effects, Loss of Vitality, Palpitation of th«
Heart. Loss of Memory, Despondency and other
troubles of mind and body, caused by the Errors,
Excesses and Diseases of Boys and Men.
He restores Lost Vigor and Manly Power, re-
moves Deformities and restores the Organs t»
Health. Ho also cures Diseases caused by Mer-
cury and other Poisonous Drug*. •.
Dr. McNulty's methods are regular and scien-
tific. He uses no patent nostrum! or ready-mad»
preparations, but cure* the dUease by thorough
• medical treatment. Hi» New Pamphlet on Pri-
rate Diseases sent Free to all men who describe
their trouble. Patients cured At Horn*. Term*
reasonable. ' ' , _
Hours-9 to 3 dally; 6:30 to 8:30 evening* Sun-
days 10 to Vi only. Consultation tree and, •*•
crodly confidential. Call on or address s ». < ;,' .
: 26' 2 Kearny St., San Francisco,- Cal.
£3T Beware of strangers who try to talk to yon
about your disease on the streets or elsewhere.
They are cappers or steerera for swindling doctors.
Keeps Refrigerators dry and sweet,
preserves meats, butter, milk, etc.,
economizes ice, removes " refriger-
ator taste "««and odor. Sold by
grocers and druggista. PENNA.
SALT MFG. CO. Also, Mfrs. Lewis'
98% Powdered Lye, Philadelphia.
Weak Men and Women
O great Mexican , Kemedy; gives Hv*itli and
Strength to the Sexual Organs.

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