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Ferry-Boat Saloon Men Con victed of Selling Liquor Without a License. DEATH OF SETH RICHARDS. Stockholders of the Piedmont Cable Company Sued by Holders of Bonds. Judge "Wood yesterday rendered a de cision against the proprietors of the ferry boat bars for selling liquor without a license in the city of Oakland. The de fendants claimed that they had a license to sell liquors from San Francisco and that it held good at any point to which j they might cruise. The court maintained that they had sold liquors while the boat wastiedupat the Oakland pier and that the San Francisco ordinance had no jurisdiction on this side. Sentence will be passed July 25. Death of Scth Richards. Seth Richards, a retired capitalist, died yesterday morning at the advanced age of 83 years. He retired from business in lowa some twenty years ago and since that time he has been gradually failing. For the past few months he has been very ill, and so his death was not unexpected. The deceased lived with his daughter, Mrs. \ Henry H. Foster, and her husband. When > he came to Oakland he built a beautiful residence at Webster and Orchard streets, i Since living here he has made numerous j friends among the leading business men of the city. In the matter of aiding charitable institutions he has always been very lib eral. He has aided very materially the Plymouth Congregational Church, which j institution he joined two years before his i death. Mr. Richards was born in Enfield, I Mass., on June 9, 1812. He did business in the West-Central i States until coming to California. At one time he was prominently mentioned in connection with the Republican nomina tion for Governor in lowa, but declined to submit his name for that office. Three children of the deceased are alive, Mrs. Henry H. Foster, Mrs. George O. Sears and William S. Richards. The date of the fun eral has not been Bet. Piedmont Cable Bonds. James T. Boyd. William T. Walcker and | A. D. Grimwood, holders of ten bonds of the Consolidated Piedmont Cable Com- | pany, have sued the stockholders of that ' company upon their statutory liability for the bonds. They allege that when the sale j of the road was made on the 19th day of March, 1895, all of the proceeds went* for | the payment of the receiver's indebted ness, leaving no part for the payment of t the bonds. The stockholders against whom judg ment is asked are: E. A. Heron, 77G shares, $583 61; Phoebe H. Blair, 3783 j shares, $2844 11; Charles R. Bishop, 2537)4 shares, $1908 40; John R. Spring, 1100 | shares, $827 28; F. A. Huntington, 525 j chares, $394 S4; Mabel E. Blair-Squire, 6-54 j shares, $49186; J. L. Bradbury, 1000 1 shares, $752 07; J. H. T. Walkinson, 523% ! chares. $393 90; H. Abraham, 500 shares, i $-176 03 ; W. H. Lermert, 823 shares, $618 96, and W. J. Dingee, 500 shares, $376 03. 'Heavy Lawsuit. J. F. Turner, Ruth E. Turner, Lizzie F. O'Donnell, J. P. Frenna and Judah Boas have been sued by Jacob Beitz for $82,- j 583 36 upon sundry notes secured by cer- | tain mining stock and by trust deeds. The I trouble grows out of one of the financial transactions of J. F. Turner, who has dealt ex tensive! vin California real estate. The lands invoh-ed are scattered from Shasta to San Diego counties. Oakland Briefs. Rev. Frank W. Gunsaulus, the noted Chicago divine, lectured last evening in the First Congregational Church upon Oliver Cromwell. Mrs. Maude Pierson, daughter of Dr. B. A. Rabe of 1553 Eighth street, is dying of consumption at the home of her father. The Fourth of July committees of this city feei jubilant over the financial results of "their celebration. After all bills are paid there will be a surplus of $300 or $400 remaining. Senator Guy C. Earl, of the Oakland law firm of Hall & Earl, has become a member of the law firm of Garber, Boalt & Bishop of San Francisco. Assessor Dalton is somewhat surprised at the actions of the large corporations in terested in this county. He expected that there would be complaints made on ac count of the heavy increase of the assess ments, but as yet there has been none. Frederick S". Stratton, the well-known attorney of Oakland, has been appointed attorney at Ban Francisco for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. The Alameda Water Company has asked the Board of Supervisors, sitting as a board of equalization, to reduce the as sessment of its property in Berkeley from $120,000 to $75,000. The main reduction asked for is on the franchise, which is as sessed for $25,000. The company claims that the franchise is exempt from taxation. ALAMEDA. Constable Ton Kapff returned from Loa Angeles yesterday with the prisoner Benchelon, against whom a charge of grand larceny is pending. He was serving a sentence of 150 days in the Los Angeles County Jail, which expired on Monday, and when liberated yon Kapff was there to > receive him. Since his arrival he has ex- j pressed a decided wish not to see reporters. ; The police are looking up his record and ! when brought to trial for grand larceny ; a prior conviction will also be recorded A BLACK MARX. You have had many a one f when you were a.boy.'^r . that you then thought & you did not de- jf serve. But just jp as sure as £ GET A CASE OF Nh^VFOH HER TO-DAY OR, HENLEY'S CELEfiifryAlO GO HOWIE WITH A BEEF ANO IRON y£\M CONSCIENCE must know f you deserve if f your wife has any .^T of the ailments peculiar f to her sex and you have not Xgot the best remedy for her. JT' What that is you can plainly see. \ —MMIi HAVE YOU A CONSCIENCE? against him. Benchelon was the cellmate in Los Angeles of "Kid" Thompson, who is sentenced to death on the 20th inst. for murder committed in a train robbery. Shortly after Constable yon Kapff arrived in Los Angeles he was much surprised to meet Billy Burke, who was alleged to have committed suicide at Omaha recently by hanging, as was extensively published in the coast papers. Burke informed the of ficer that he had read of his alleged suicide and said that he had little doubt but that some enemy of his started the false rumor. He is employed in a stationery store and intends shortly to visit Alameda. Haight-Avenue Improvement. George T. Wright, representing 200 feet front, has addressed the City Trustees on the subject of the improvement of the roadway of Haight avenue, between Fourth and Eighth streets, in accordance with the resolution of intention passed eight months ago. The work was then stopped by pro test of a bare majority of frontage, which, under the statute, prevented further pro ceeding for a period of six months. The time has elapsed, and under tho opinion of City Attorney Taylor, jurisdiction to proceed with the work without further resolution is with the municipal board. Mr. W right has, therefore, requested the Trustees to proceed forthwith with the improvements. "Workmen Swindled. ! The sub-contractor awarded the job of | plastering the interior of the Longfellow school-house, has skipped out, and left his employes in the lurch to the tune of $*1. A bill was presented to the City Trustees to reimburse the workmen for their wa^es, but nothing could be done. A mechanic's lien may be filed on the building. Died From Overwork. School Director Brown and wife re turned yesterday from Los Angeles, whither they went to attend the funeral of their son, Lloyd Brown. Mr. Brown says : his son died from hemorrhage of tfit brain, i resulting from overwork. Having to pre i pare plans ior a five-story steel frame brick I building he worked until a late hour on I the night of the 29th uit., and on the fol | lowing Sunday was taken ill. The hemor rhage came on Monday morning, from which he never regained consciousness. A Watch Stolen. Janitor Ames of the Longfellow School i had his watch stolen from the cloakroom jof the building yesterday. A stranger re- I sembling a Spaniard, about five feet six i inches in height, is suspected of the theft, ! as such a person was seen to enter the building. BERKELEY. The Board of School Directors held a meeting on Monday night. It was decided to have the Lorin, Whittier and Kellogg school-buildings repainted. The contract for removing the Rose-street siehoolhouse was awarded, and it was voted to spend ' $335 on repairs after the building shall ; have been moved to the new site. Richard ; Moore was awarded the contract for grad ing the Rose-street school-ground, his ! bid being $65. A warrant was drawn on ! the treasury for $500 to cover the mortgage i on the Rose-street school lot. Receptions to Class of '99. At a meeting of the executive committee of the Berkeley Christian Endeavor Union on Monday evening, it was decided to tender the incoming freshman class of the I university a reception in the parlors of Trinity Methodist Church on Tuesday i evening, August 20. The members of the College Y. W. C. A. | are also planning to receive the young j ladies of the class, and to render* them | whatever assistance as is possible in the I way of gaining information concerning their college work, and in securing pleasant boarding places. Crescent Club Moves. The gymnasium apparatus and furniture of the Crescent Athletic Club was removed i last evening from the old quarters of the j club, on Bancroft way, to the new club i rooms in the Odd Fellows' building, on Shattuck avenue. The work of refitting the new gymnasium will commence at once, and it is expected that within a few days everything will be in readiness for the regular vainer, who has recently been engaged. Loser by the Big Fire. E. F. Niehaus, who had about $25,000 worth of property in lumber and machin ery destroyed by the recent lire in Ban Francisco, will leave for the East this week to select lumber for a new stock. A con tract will soon be let for the erection of a new mill on the site of the one destroyed, and it is expected that it will be finished in time for the fall trade. Hearing In the Long Case. The case against J. T. Long of having obtained money under false pretenses was dismissed yesterday, but immediately two similar charges were filed by Marshal Lloyd, and Long was taken back to jail. His case will be tried at his own pleasure and that of his attorney. Marshal Lloyd says he has such strong evidence against the accused. Uoane Looking for Work. A. V. Doane, the barber, who suddenly disappeared about ten days ago, leaving a number of anxious creditors Dehind, has been heard from by his wife- He is in Portland, Or., and said in his letter that if he did not find work soon he would return to Berkeley, where his fam ily has been since his departure. Boys" Brigade Outing. The Third Boys' Brigade, Company H, will leave to-day for the State encampment at Santa Cruz, to be away for eight days. Their camp will be on the beach, and the name selected for their headquarters is Camp Ledyard. The Trousers Were Good. J. Solomon and Louis Aaron of this City were arrested on July 2 by a constable from Anti och on the charge of obtaining money by false pretenses. The complaining witness was D. Williams of Antioch, who alleged that he bought a pair of trousers from the defendants for $9 and when he received them they were of inferior quality to those he had purchased. The case was tried before Justice of the Peace Gribble at Antioch on Monday and both de fendants were honorably discharged. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 1895. CHIEF SCHAEFFER IS OUT The Incompetent Head of the Police Department Is Re moved. C. E. LLOYD SUCCEEDS HIM. M. K. Miller Made Superintendent of Streets In Spite of Mayor Davie's Opposition. In suite of the fact that Mayor Davie refused to vote for his removal, Louis Srhaffer, the incompetent Chief of Police, was deposed by the Board of Public Works. For several days past a warm though friendly fight, has been waged be tween Hugh Aldrich, an ex-police officer, and C. B. Lloyd, and it was not known until yesterday noon who was to receive the prize. Early in the afternoon an effort was made to concentrate on some candidate, but without success. The City Engineer and City Attorney called upon the Mayor and a wordy and somewhat heated discus sion ensued. The two gentlemen informed the Mayor that they intended to vote for the removal of Chief Schaffer and substi tute C. E. Lloyd. "Gentlemen," said the Mayor, "I will never vote to remove as competent a man as Chief Schaffer is and put into office an incompetent man." "Well," remarked Mr. Wilson, "we do not consider Chief Schaffer to be particu larly competent, and he will have to give wav in favor of Mr. Lloyd." Both of the other Commissioners ex pressed themselves as very much surprised that the Mayor should advocate the reap pointment of Chief Schaffer after his oft repeated assertion that he would advocate the removal of those officers whose ap pointments were in the hands of the Board of Public Works. After that they decided to ignore any suggestions from the Mayor and distribute the patronage according to their own in clinations. When the meeting convened Mr. Lloyd's name was presented and on the vote' of Messrs. Peirsol and Wilson he was elected, Mayor Davie voting "no." Last evening the Board of Public Works met to consider the appointment of a new Superintendent of Streets, and M. K. Miller, who had previously been indorsed by City Engineer Wilson, was chosen to fill the place. Mayor Davie. as usual, voted against the other Commissioners, but his vote did not count against the majority. Mr. Lloyd, the successful candidate for the Chief of Police, is a man about 40 years of age and is prominent in the Populist party. He was appointed Under Sheriff by Sheriff White, but resigned when he was assured that the office of Chief of Police was open to him. He is said to be a very able man. M.K. Miller, who will take the Super intendent of Streets' office, is a native of Michigan, 31 years of ar,e. He was con nected with the Santa Fe Railroad Com pany for several years after graduating from the Kansas University. In 1838 he came to California and had charge of the Coronado Beach Railroad. Later he went to Oregon and had charge of the C. B. R. and E. road in Oregon. For the past two years Mr. Miller has been engaged in municipal and county work in Alameda Count}'. ____________ OLYMPIC WHEELMEN. A. Scheme Which la Practical to Swell the Membership of the Annex. Among the wheelmen of the Olympic Club who are not members of the cycling annex there appears to be objections to the manner in which some of the leading mem- bers of the annex conduct the affairs of the cycling department. In speaking of hbw it is run a member of the club iaid yesterday that before he had joined the an nex he was approached by one of its prom inent supporters and informed that it would be to his interest to become a repre sentative of the great body of wheelmen, as then his machine would be well cared for, and, besides, he would enjoy many privileges which the unattached members are denied. When Director Short was spoken to on the matter he said that the wheelmen's an nex was now something like 200 strong, and that it was growing in numerical strength daily. In reference to the alleged boycott on members of the club who ride wheels, but who are not in any way connected with the annex, Mr. Bhort said that the lower rooms of the club where bicycles are stored are open to every member of the Olympic Club, and that the men in charge of this department have been instructed to show no favoritism. He admitted that mem bers of the club who had no desire to join the annex have been approached and given to understand that if they wanted their wheels nicely cleaned and "well cared for they should join the Wheelmen's Club and have a voice in the management of affairs. Mr. Short did not think, however, that the little protest instituted by those who had refused to join the annex amounted to much. IN A ROTHSCHILD STRONG BOX. The Custodian of Bonds in Shipment Tells What He Saw. "The largest shipment of United States bonds to Europe, so far as I can remem ber," said J. K. Upton, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, "was made in 1875, and consisted of 20,000,000 coupon 4s. It was made under my charge, and I pre sume my experience was about the same as that of others serving in like capacity. The bonds were in five steel boxes, weigh ing when packed about 400 pounds each, all fastened by combination locks, of which we had no key. "We rode with the boxes to New York in a postal-car. At the Jersey City station we were met by the Superintendent of the Sub-Treasury of New York, who had secured for us the necessary transportation to the boat, where the bonds were depos ited in the specie vault, under the imme diate control of the purser, but until the boat left the pier some one of our party kept an eye on the boxes. Once at sea, however, we relaxed our vigilance, and renewed it only when again approaching land. At Liverpool, where we arrived after a pleasant passage, I had some trouble in getting the boxes turough the Custom house, not being able to declare under oath that I personally knew their con tents, and there being no way to open them. A compromise was finally effected by my taking with me a customs official, who should see that the boxes reached the consignees undisturbed, and when opened contained the bonds as al leged, his expenses to be paid by the syn dicate. This delay caused us to remain all night in Liverpool. We had the boxes taken to our rooms, and there we took turns in watching them through the night. The English official, however, had no re lief from his vigils. In the morning, through a little British gold, I obtained the practical control of a passenger car, into which we put our personal baggage and the rive boxes, for which we paid aa for extra-weight baggage. The exclusive use of the car was deemed important, the bonds representing such an enormous amount of wealth. "At London we were met by other Treasury officials temporarily employed at the headquarters of the syndicate. Messrs. Rothschild <fc Sons, in scheduling and counting bonds and coupons received in payment of the new bonds. We went with our boxes to the office of the firm men tioned, and in its money vaults our bonds were counted, found correct, and a receipt given showing that our duty had been per formed, much to my relief. "This money vault, as I remember it, opened only at" the top, through the floor of the room above, and we descended by a little 'lift.' It was not an imposing sight, but it contained an enormous amount of securities issued by nearly every nation in Europe. Two men were employed there all the time receiving and sending out se curities or in cutting off the coupons. — Washington Star. FASHION AND PEOFESSION. Mrs. Sherwood Gives Some Examples of Women Prominent tv Both. At Milwaukee, as 1 was leaving, a very interesting woman, who wrote for the pa pers, asked me a singular question. It was: "Can professional women, doctors, lawyers, etc., ever become fashionable women?" It never struck me before that any one could ask that question. Mrs. George B. McClellan, the daughter in-law of the late General, has studied law and has, I believe, been enrolled as a bar rister in New York. Should she ever choose to practice she would make a very lovely Portia; and she comes from one of the most fashionable families in New York. Mrp. Van Rensselaer Cruger, who is beautiful enough, rich enough and fashion able enough to be considered a society expert, is now a professional maker of books and works as hard as any lawyer. Her workroom is lined with encyclo pedias and dictionaries and books of ref erence, by the use of which she keeps her splendid English up to time, and she has not lost caste. I know of several doctors who have emerged from our most fashion able society, and they dance the german if they wish to. The daughters of Bishop Potter of New York and his nieces, beautiful, thorough bred women, all do something professional and useful. I believe one of them kept a hotel in the Adirondacks for poor working women, and one is at the head of a bureau for woman's work in New York. Miss Urace Dodge, from one of our rich est families, is a practical, professional philanthropist. They are all eligible to our best and most frivolous society if they choose to go into it. This was not so ten years ago. I think it was then rather a disgrace to write for money, or to enter the ranks of the pro fessions. It is not so now. Mrs. Schuyler Van Rens9elaer, the writer on cathedrals, and now a School Commissioner, is a member of the very_ fasnionable Griswold family. The question is not "Would fash ion receive these professional women, but would they receive fashion?" Have they time and strength for both? Mrs. Cruger is the only professional writer who is also a personage of fashion in New York, and who does both with untiring vigor, but she has exceptional health. "Literature is a lovely trade," said Hannah Moore, and women are nerv ous and easily fatigued creatures. A morn ing spent in professional work would, in nine cases out of ten, unfit a woman for society, unless she were born in England. That exceptional strength and tranquillity does not seem to have crossed the Channel. But. if a professional woman wishes to co into fashionable society, she will not be tabooed. — Mrs. Sherwood, in Chicago Times-Herald. A BUFFALO VIEW OF IT. A Squint Along the Canal at the Hur- niony Dinner. "It's no use trying now," the old Shee han man was saying to his ward boss. "I thought until yesterday that we would carry New York for President next year." "And so we will,' 1 the ward boss replied. "And so we won't," continued the Shee hanite, resenting the interruption. "We won't come within four miles of carrying this State for our Presidential candidate. Right after the last election I felt that Democracy in this (State bad gone to smash. Then the victors began acting so Dadly that ray hopes returned. On the day the Legislature adjourned, leaving the other fellows all split up in this State, I was ready to bet that New York next year would be pretty close. "A week ago, when 1 saw Republican Presidential candidates flocking to New York from all parts of the compass and noticed the feeline which was springing up between the rival candidates, it really looked as if things were coming our way again. But lam ready to quit now. We'll be licked out of our boots and nothing under heaven can stop it." "That's strange ta lk for a regular party man live you. What's happened lately that leads you to give up the game seven teen months ahead of time?" "Is it possible that you, the boss of this ward, haven't heard of Chauncey Depew's great harmony dinner? That's" what has fixed everything for the G. O. P." And as the two Democrats drowned their sorrow in beer the ward boss said: "If Chauncey has actually gone and done that, we might as well quit now as to wait and quit after we have been licked." — Buffalo Express. The Sacred Stone of the Oneldas. It is a well-known fact in history that the Oneidas, one of the confederation of the five nations, were the allies of the English, nnd rendered valuable assistance to the British troops in their numerous encounters with the French. They were recognized by the various names of Oneiadds, Oneides, Oneids, Oneyaders, Oneyders, Oneydes, Oneydos, Oneydas, Onneydes, Onneydoes, Onyades, Onye dauns and Oneidas. From time imme morial it has always been their custom to regard with great solemnity a certain huge bowlder, which went with them from one place to another, whenever they changed their habitations. The Oneidas were referred to by the other Indians as the people with the stone, and they called it onia, oniota meaning a man who had sprung from a stone. It was used by those redmen as a kind of sacrificial altar, and in front of it the sachems held their council fires, celebrated the feasts of the dead and worked them selves into a frenzy of excitement with their war dance. The stone stood on the summit of a foot hill overlooking the valley of the Oneida Creek and there it remained unmolested after the Oneidas joined the confederation and long after the last bold warrior had gone to nis happy hunting ground in the unknown world beyondf this mundane sphere. The stone was readily identified, for the legends of the tribe made known its history, and Dr. M. M. Bagg, the lidrarian of the Oneida Historical bociety, had it removed many years ago to the Forest Hill Cemetery, where it can yet be seen. As this stone has no particular signifi cance in its present locality, an effort is now beinp made to secure the same for the cornerstone of the Oneida Historical Society building now being erected in this city.— Utica Herald. Black Roses Now. We learn on good authority that a cer tain enterprising gardener has at last suc ceeded in producing a black rose — "as black as soot," as he proudly declares. Perhaps it is needless to say that this per severing but rather melancholy person is a German. So far his achievement is unique, though green roses were obtained sometime time ago by a member of his fraternity. Science, we suppose, makes every experiment worth while, otherwise one would be tempted to question whether the result were worth the trouble taken, as a black rose certainly cannot, from a purely Philistine point of view, be consid ered as beautiful as a pink or yellow one. Moreover, the good man is a trifle be hind the times, since the artificial flower makers succeeded in making us all thor oughly tired of black roses quite a twelve month ago. It is to be hoped that the craze for unnaturally colored flowers will not spread, otherwise we shall see black lilies, like those in the mosaic pavement of Santa Maria de Fiori in Florence, and what a misfortune that would be!— The Lady. MISSING FROM OAKLAND Miss Georgie Horton Leaves the Home of Her Grand parents. SAID TO BE STAGESTRUCK. Her Father Is United States Consul at Athens, Greece— No Clew to Her Whereabouts. Miss Georgie Horton, an accomplished young laay and a daughter of George Horton, the poet and United States Consul at Athens, Greece, has been missing from her home in Oakland since the evening of Friday, July 5, and her grandparents, with whom she resided, are almost frantic witn grief over her disappearance. Though the exact reason of her leaving her friends is not known, it is believed that a longing for the stage, which she had often voiced to her intimates, is the main reason and that she will be found endeav oring to secure a theatrical engagement. Miss Horton is a handsome young girl about 15 years of age, though appearing older, and was living with her grand parents at 668 Thirty-fourth street for the purpose of attending school. Her mother is visiting a sister near Grass Valley, while her father is at his post in Athens. On Friday evening last her grandfather, who is a well-known expert in chirog raphy, and who hud occasion some time ago to expert some handwriting for Mrs. John B. Martin, had occasion to correct her for some slight offense. Her high strung nature rebelled at the words used, and an altercation ensued. Later she was seen in her room packing a valise, but no attention was paid to this, as she was subject to fits of iiigh-spirited ness and had previously threatened to leave. Later in the evening she was missed and a search of the room revealed the fact that she had taken -a considerable quantity of wearing apparel. The follow ing note was found on a table: Bear, Dear Mamma: I feel It my duty to go and earn my own living. You have been very good to me. 1 know that I will find the world hard and cruel, but always remember this, that I will always try to lead a good Christian life. It breaks my heart to leave you, but it is for the best. It is wrong for me to stay here to your discomfort. Your Own Georgia. Mrs. Horton was immediately communi cated with by telegraph, but knew notning of her daughter's whereabouts. As Miss Horton had but $1 25 in her purse when she left home it is believed that she would hardly attempt to go far, but will be found either in San Francisco or Oakland. Her grandfather describes her as follows: She is about 5 feet 6 inches tall, slender and straight, with clear blue eyes, fair complexion and abundance of light auburn hair; 15 years old, but looks older. The police have been notified of the dis appearance of the young lady and are searching diligently, though thus far with out success. Miss Horton's father, who was at one time one of the editors of the Chicago Herald, recently published some verses which brought him into considerable prominence in the literary world. BEAED GEOWTH OP A LIFETIME. You May Be Astonished by the Figures f but Here They Are. i If you are proud of a fresh shave and a smooth face you visit the barber at least twice a week or probably every other day. Suppose you commenced this practice at the age of 17 and continued it up to the age of 70, have you any idea of the total length of the beard that would be removed in that time? If your beard grows as rapidly as that of the average man you must have about one fifth of an inch removed each week, or 10 2-5 inches each year. Between the ages of 17 and 70 years 53 years must intervene, and each of these 53 years gives almost a foot of beard growtn, or a total of 530 inches, exclusive of fraction, or, to be more exactly exact, 44 feet and 2 inches of beard. The above is all figured on the assump tion that the filaments of the beard main tain their average growth of one-fifth of an inch during the period mentioned, which, of course, is out of the question. There is all the difference in the world in beard erowth. Some men will raise a "stubble field" one-quarter of an inch in length, while another will hardly raise enough to roughen his face. Then, again, we do not wish to be under stood as saying that a man would grow 50 feet of beird In a lifetime, provided he never shsved. On the contrary the average man would not grow more than 2)4 feet. On reaching a length of 18 to 20 inches the beard invariably becomes brittle or slits, and after this the growth is very slow or ceases entirely. — St. Louis Republic. OVEBBTJLED BY THEIE WIVES. A Case Where All the Justices Changed Their Minds. It was a matter of some surprise that Justice Shiras of the United States Supreme Court should have changed his mind within a few weeks upon a matter of law, but it is not many months since the whole court changed their mind on such a matter, and that in the course of a few days. The case before the court was one arising out of a customs decision at this port, and the counsel arguing against the decision of the custom-house was a New York lawyer, then for the first time before the Supreme Court. The case turned mainly upon the ques tion whether an article of importation should or should not be classed as a sauce. The custom-house had called it a sauce and taxed it accordingly. The Govern ment maintained this contention, and, of course, the New York lawyer sought to show that the article snould not be classed as a sauce. When the Supreme Court came to con BACKACHE 'and BEARING-DOWN PAINS Nearly Drove Mrs. Martin Hale Wild. ? How She Obtained Relief; r 3 — ~" ' [SrKCIAL TO OUB LADY READERS.) "Nearly all last winter I was sick in bed, and was attended, by different phy- " • ;' ; ' , siciaris ; v none llVjisasaSaaSßSagiag^l cured me, none /Jin ' ' W| " ' * ' ' " *°j[ 9 lipln^fl m I * I attem P ted t0 •I vi. (ISfe^^^raß I * always the fjj W *©**■ JHPfla |j» samo story; my wiB^SSW"? knew j must have help right away. I resolved to try Lydi* E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com- 1 pound. The results were marvellous •> I^ have gained in every way, and am en- ' tirely ; cured." — Mrs. Martin Hale, Oakdale, f Mass. Every druggist lias it. : suit upon the case their unanimous opin ion was favorable to the contention of the Government, and one of the Justices was instructed to prepare a decision in favor of the custom-house. The Justice on returning home told his wife of the case, and indicated the ground of the decision ; whereupon the lady told him in plain words that the Justices of the Supreme Court did not know what they were talking about and had agreed upon an unjust decision. The lady was entirely clear that the article in dispute could not properly be called a sauce, and openly ridi culed the court. HThe perplexed Justice, instead of prepar ing the decision in accordance with the in structions of his brethren, did nothing in the matter, but at the next opportunity unfolded to the other Justices his wife's view of the matter, and asked them to seek domestic counsel on the case and report at the next consultation of the court. When the consultation canie round the Justices, having taken feminine counsel, all reported against their original view that the article involved in the case should be classed as a sauce, and accordingly the jus tice originally charged with the task of preparing a decision in favor of the Gov ernment was now instructed to prepare one in favor of the New York lawyer's client. It thus happened that the lawyer won his first case before the Supreme Court be cause the wives of the Justices knew more than the court itself.— New York Sun. A Scotch Answer. It was in one of the cozy villages of bon nie Scotland, where gossip is the chief barter and church the chief duty of every "mon" and all the "weemin." For once gossip and church were traveling the same way, for Dougald McSorlie, the minister, haa suddenly grown unpopular and the numbers of his congregation were steadily diminishing. No one knew better than he that some thing must be done, so he concluded to do a little house-to-house missionary work and thus arouse more interest in church affairs. But his enthusiasm was short lived. The first man he accosted was Tonald Campbell, a sturdy old Scot of well-known free-thinking tendencies. "Tonald," began the minister, "for why were ye no T at the kirk last Saw batVi?" "I was at Mr. McShouter's kirk, meen ister. !> This was hardly the reply that was ex pected, but the minister continued with added gravity: "I dinna like ye rinnin' aboot tae strange kirks i' this way. I'm pairfeckly sure ye yersel' widna like yer am sheep strayin' awa' inta strange pas tures." Tonald cast a sidelong glance at his critic, "I widna care a grain, meenister, gin it was better grass."— Boston Budget. • — — * , m Oregon, with all its resources, is estimated to be worth $52,522,084. ■ ; Iff — ~™ — f GOODYEAR WELT == SHOES : . • Do not interfere with the nat- « • ural movements of the feet. < . They are just the shoes for < • Boys and Girls when the feet < • are growing and should not .be hampered just the shoes • for the Old Folks, when ease < . and comfort are needed ; just ■ ■ the shoes for all ages, all col- • • ors, all classes, both sexes. : Ask Your Shoe Dealer : ; KjtT Goodyear Welts are! : LEATHER SHOES— not rubber. ■ OS) ■ Recover Your Manly Vigor MEN WHO HAVE WASTED THE SPRIOIIT- Iy energy of youth in excesses and fast living —men who have lost that mental ambition which belongs to vigorous and well-kept manhood at any age; in short, men who have by early habits and mistakes, and the later excesses and dissipations, \\'J V^i// \ r y weakened the 'SfeyK^l^^f'f^wfe 1 " 11 and mentßl fltu^Sn IfINOIM»2Jn are> while still MSJELCCTRiX S&Al^jsfk yoni 7 ln years. I /pfcs£3»^ .r-t-yLfr ■ J XJ^f^dußy wasted ln the vital '^^^TlOj^J. \k\^^ memory and dull the physical being shaky and devoid of . endurance. To such men electricity, as applied by Dr. Sanden'« Electric Belt, Is wonderful In the Immediate effect It produces. The slow, contlnous infusion of the current gradually sets all the weak functions In action, stores new' power in them, and In a few days manhood begins to return and sexual ' forcei develop, the memory becomes clearer and j the In- tellect sharper. Manhood in all Its elements fol- lows toe application of this wonderful belt. si Book, "Three Classes of Men," with full informa- tion! free, sealed, by mail. Address : SANDEN ELECTRIC CO.; Council Building, Portland, Or. ■-.-,,• PROPOSALS. ; : 6^icliro^LTuß^mjß^A^D X platform Scales— Bealed proposals will be re- ceived by the Superintendent of Common Schools In open session of the Board of Education. New City Hall, on Thursday, July 18, 1895,at 12 o'clock m., for supplying said board with 50, more or less, 400-lb. platform scales, and single combination desks and seats, all necessary sizes, with rear seats to match, In lots of 500, and for rear' seats in lots of 1000, when needed during the present fiscal year. Samples of scales and articles of furniture offered must be sent to the oftice of the Board, of Educa- tion, New City Hall, up to 4 o'clock p. m. on Wed- nesday, July 17, 1895, after which hour no samples will be received. - ■ <''.* - Eaeh bid must be accompanied by a certified check in the sum of $250,' made payable to the order of the secretary of the Board of Education, conditioned that If the proposal be accepted - and the contract awarded and if the bidder shall fall or neglect to execute a written agreement 'and give the bonds required within six days after the award is made, then and in that case said check shall be forfeited to the said Board of Education. The board reserves the right to reject any or all bids, or any portion of any bid, as the public good may re- quire. Blank proposals will be furnished by the secretary on application. " The parties to whom contracts are awarded will be required, prior to or at the lime of the execution of the contracts, to pay their proportion of the cost of advertising this notice. GEORGE BEANSTON, Secretary. PROPOSALS FOR MOVING AND ENLARGE -L ing a school building— Sealed proposals ' will - be received by the Superintendent of Common Schools, in open session of the Board of Education, new City Hall, on Thursday, July 18, 1895, at 12 o'clock M., for * moving the Sutro School building from Nineteenth avenue, near Point Lobos avenue, to the school lot on Twelfth avenue, between Clement and California streets,' and for enlarging and fitting up said building, in accordance with plans - and specifications at the office of CHAS. I. HAVENS, architect of the board, room 55, Flood building, corner Fourth and Market streets. > " GEORGE BEANSTON. Secretary. . . i ' " LEGAL NOTICES. XT OTICE^fo" C R Ed7t(?RS^EBTATe" OF~a£ XI j BERT HELM KEN, deceased. '; Notice Is here- by given by the undersigned, administratrix of the estate of ALBERT HELMKE.V, deceased, to the creditors of and. all persons having claims against the said deceased, to exhibit them, with the neces- sary vouchers within four months after the first publication of this notice to the said administra- trix at the Office of M. STUART TAYLOR, 1360 Park street, Alamcda. California, which said oilice the undersigned .selects as her place of business in all matters connected with the said estate of AL- BERT HELMK EN. deceased. BETTY F. HELMKEN, administratrix •Of the estate of deceased. ?3^gafe4y a»««a^Bß^H^MlßaS £ Dated Alameda, Jane 20th, 1895. V NEW TO-DAT. SILK DEPARTMENT CLEARANCE SALE THIS WEEK SPECIAL BARGAINS At 25c Per Yard 8000 yards KAIKA WASH SILKS, in pretty Plaids, Checks and Stripes, former price 36c and 40c per yard, Clearance .Sale Price 25c per yard. At 50c Ter Yard 120 pieces 24-INCH FIGURED INDIA SILKS, nil this year's importation, comprising the newest designs and colorings, tormer price, 65c, 75c aud 85c per yard, Clearance Sale Price 50c per yard. At 75c "Per Yard 110 pieces 27-INCH FIGURED INDIA SILKS, comprising the choicest patterns shown this season, former price 9100 and $125 per yard, Clearance .Sale Price 75c per yard. At $1 .OOPer Yard 85 pieces 24-INCH CHENEY INDIA SILKS, In new combination stripes and floral designs. worth SI 35 per yard, Clearance Sale Price $1 00 per yard. Silk Remnants 3000 SILK REMNANTS, ranging in lengths from one yard up, comprising the prettiest and best designs and weaves ever sho*yn. These we will sacrifice at astonishingly low prices. THE COST NOT CONSIDERED. Just Received 33-Inch Superior Quality Black Velvet, for tapes, etc., $3,00 and $4-00 Per Yard. Ribbons Best Quality, Pure Silk, Double-Faced Satin Ribbon, in Black. No. 22 3 inches wide 25c per yard No. 40. ...4 inches wide 3Oc per yard No. 60 4^ inches wide 4Oc per yard Mail orders receive prompt attention. NEWMAN & LEVIKSON, 125, 127, 129 and 131 Kearny Street, and 209 Sutter Street. WALL I f WINDOW PAPER g I SHADES Largest Stock and Lowest Prices. G.W.CLARK^co: 653 Market Street. SAMPLES SENT. $20,000 WANTED AT SIX PER CENT. ON INSIDE CITY PROPERTY, YIELDING $8300 per annum: worth more than double; principals only. Apply to COLUMBUS BARTLETT, Attorney at law, 530 California st. SHERIFF'S SALES. INGS AND LOAN SOCIETY, plaintiff, vs. ANDREW FAY, et al., defendants. No. 40,653. Superior Court, Department No. 1- Order of sale and decree of foreclosure. Under and by virtue of an order of sale and decree of foreclosure, issued out of the Superior Court, De- partment No. l.of the City and County of San Francisco. State of California, on the 13th day of June, A. D. 1893, In the above-entitled action, wherein THE HIUERNIA RAVINGS AND LOAN (SOCIETY, the above-named plaintiff, obtained a judgment and decree of foreclosure against AN- DREW FAY, MARY J. FAY (his wife) and B. STURMAN, defendantß, on the 13th day of No- vember, A. D. 1894, which said judgment and de- cree was, on the 29th davof December, A. I). 1894, recorded In Judgment Book 19 of said court, at page 326, 1 am commanded to sell all that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being In the City and County of Man Francisco, State of California, and bounded and described as follows: Commencing at a point on the northerly line of Twenty-fourth street, distant thereon one hun- dred and eighty (180) feet easterly from the easterly line of Castro street ; running thence east- erly along said line of Twenty-fourth street fifty : j(j) feet: thence at right angles northerly one hundred and fourteen (114) feet; thence at right angles westerly fifty (50) feet: thence at right angles southerly one hundred and fourteen (114) feet to the point of commencement. The same be- ing laid down on the official map of the City and County of San i-ranclsco as part of Horner's Ad- dition, block No. 160. Public notice is hereby given that on THURS DAY, the 11th day of July, A. D. 1885. at 13 o'clock noon of that day, in front of the new City Hall. Larkin-street wing, In the City and County of San Francisco, I will, in obedience to said order of sale and decree of foreclosure, sell the above- deicribed property, or so much thereof as may be necessary to raise sufficient money to satisfy said judgment, with interest and costs, etc.. to the highest and best bidder, for lawful money gold coin of the United States. KICHARD I. WHELAN. Sheriff. Ran Francisco, June 19. 1895. TOBIN A TOBIN, Hiberuia Bank building, At- torneys for Plaintiff. SHERIFF'S BALE-CHARLES R. HOLMES, plaintiff, vs. ROBERT SMITH ET AL., de- fendants. Sale. Superior Court, Department No. 3. No. 47,606. Execution. Under and by virtue of an execution issued out of the Superior Court, Department No. 3, of th« City and County of San Francisco. State of Califor- nia, on the 18th day of June, A. D. 1896, in the above entitled action, wherein CHARLES R. HOLMES, the above-named plaintiff, obtained a judgment and execution against ROBERT SMITH, defendant, on the 10th day of April, A. 1). 1885, which said judgment and exe- cution was recorded in the clerk's office of said court, I am commanded to sell all thci right, title and interest of the above-named defendant, ROBERT SMITH, in and to all that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the City and County of Sun Francisco, »State of Cali- fornia, and bounded and described as follows: Commencing at the northeasterly corner of Twentieth andNoe streets, thence northerly along the easterly line of Noe street fifty-seven (57) feet; thence at right angles easterly one hundred and five (105) feet: thence at right angles southerly fifty-seven (67) feet to the northerly line of Twen- tieth street: thence westerly along said northerly line of Twentieth street one hundred and five (105) feet to place of beginning, being portion of Mission block 107. Public notice Is hereby given that on FRIDAY, the 26th day of July, A. D. 1895, at 12 o'clock noon of that day, in front of the new City Hall, Larkln-street wing, in the City and County of San Francisco, I will, in obedience to said execution, sell all of the right, title and interest of thcabove- named defendant, ROBERT SMITH, in and to the above-described property, or so much thereof as may be necessary to raise sufficient money to satisfy said judgment, with interest and costs, etc., to the highest and best bidder, for lawful money of the United States. RICHARD I. WHELAN, Sheriff. San Francisco, July 3, 1895. J. W. GOODWIN, rooms 7 and 8, Mills bulWlnf, attorney for plaintiff. 11