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Many Prominent Citizens At
tend the Obsequies of Ira
P. Rankin.
An Eloquent Eulogry by the Pastor
of the First Congregational
The funeral of Ira P. Rankin took place
yesterday morning from the First Congre
gational Church. Post and Mason streets.
The auditorium of the church was well
rilled with friends of the deceased, and the
officers of the church were present.
The casket was borne into the church,
the following pall-bearers preceding the
mourners: Messrs. H. L. Dodge, John
Taylor, C. S. Eaton, H. E. Matthews, J. J.
Vasconcellos, I. H. Morse, J. J. Valentine
and J. O. Earl. The choir chanted "Thy
Will Be Done," after which Dr. C. 6.
Brown, pastor of the First Congregational
Church, read extracts from the Scriptures.
"Lead, Kindly Light," was beautifully
sung by the quartet choir. Rev. Dr. Wil
ley, who was associated with the deceased
[Sketched by a " Call " artist.}
from the beginning of his life on the Pa
cific Coast, said that he was present to say
a few words regarding the life of the de
ceased in this City and State.
The speaker reviewed the life of Mr.
Rankin at length. He laid particular
6tress upon the hospitable character of the
man. and said that he knew of no man
occupied in business as Mr. Rankin al
ways was who devoted so large a portion
of his time to benevolent and charitable
In conclusion, Dr. Willey said: "We
try to realize that Ira P. Kankiu has gone
from us, but we will miss him in the many
spheres of service that he has filled so well
and so long. Nobly, indeed, has he ful
filled the duties of Christian service in this
City. His life richly deserves the respect
and grathude of those who have at heart
the best interests of society at laree. Hi&
name will be cherished in this cLurch as
one of its foremost builders and faithful
supporters, and his long service will be
oommemorated by gtflerations yet to
A musical number by the choir, "Let
Me Hide Myself in Thee*" was given, after
which Dr." Mooar of the Theological
Seminary delivered a few words eulogistic
of the life and work of the deceased. He
was followed by Dr. C. 0. Brown, who,
after sketching the boyhood and early days
of Ira P. Rankin, continued by enumerat
ing the various public trusts which had
been bestowed upon him, in al! of which
he had faithfully done his duty. "Ira P.
Rankin was a deep and earnest student.
He believed in God and also in his fellow
man," said Mr. Brown. "He believed in
the Redeemer of mankind, and was there
fore, in the best sense of the word, an
"Such was our friend and brother,
Deacon RanVin. His piety was of the in
tellectual rather than of the emotional
type. This church was his horne — the
apple of his eye. There was something in
his look as he came down that aisle which
said, '1 was glad when they said unto me,
Let us go into the house of "the Lord.'
"I cannot forbear adding a personal
word. He has been as a father to me.
Wise in his counsel, gentle in his admoni
tion, I welcomed his footstep as I would
that of my own father. '
The choir sang "Good Night," after
which all present passed round to view the
body, the organist playing a voluntary the
while. It has been decided that the re
mains shall be sent to Boston. Among
other prominent citizens noticed in the
church were the following:
George K. Fitch, A. J. Ralston, Dr. W H
Harkness, Wales L. Palmer, Collis P. Hunting
ton; Rev. Dr. John Thompson, colporteur for
the American Bible .Society on tne Pacific
Coast; L. P. Fisher. E. P. Flint. Samuel E Dut
ton, H. P. Shedd.M. Straus; Professor Martin
Kellogg, president university of California,
Berkeley; ex-Governor H. G. Blasdell, Edward
Coleman, L. H. Clement, Stephen Smith, John
Coleman, Rev. Joseph Rowell, J. C. Calhoun
H. W. Philbrook, WiHard B. Farwell, J. How
ard Barnard ; Rev. Walter Frear, agent Ameri
can Board of Commissioners for Foreign Mis
sions; T. H. Hatch, John Center, Winslow
Hail, Judge Thornton. Charles F. Runvon
Rev. William C. Pond. D.D., Captain John
Birmingham, H. L. Chamberlain, Captain
William H. Taylor, Henry E. Highton, Horace
Davis, Francis French and Joseph Linforth.
A number of beautiful rioral pieces were
arranged about the casket. Two of them
represented large open books, one bearing
the inscription "Finis" and the other the
words "Holy Bible." Upon the casket it
self was a great mass of wreaths and
other floral emblems and a sheaf of ripe
That Is What S. Heringhi Says J. «J.
Kauer Charged Him.
J. J. Raver, the money-lender, has been
made the subject of another scathing
criticism m an answer filed to one of his
suits so recover money loaned with
The suit was brought against Samuel
Heringhi and the Kreling Furniture
Company. Heringhi borrowed $340, and
the Kreling Company indorsed the -note.
In the answer it is denied that the
Krelings indorsed the note, and Heringhi
sets forth tfiat he has paid $120 on the
note, and that Raver sues for $460, over a
third more than tne original loan.
Mr. Heringhi says he borrowed the $340
on August 25, 1894. Tne money was ad
vanced, but Raver insisted on Heringhi's
giving a note in the sum of $400. The note
was not to bear interest. When the three
months had expired H^iughi asked for
an extension of three months longer, and
his request was granted. He had to give a
note for $4(50, however, for the accommoda
tion. Another extension of three months
was granted, for which he paid Raver $60
in cash. The third extension of three
months was granted, so says the answer,
and under the same $00 condition.
Now Raver wants $460 for $340. the orig
inal loan of twelve months ago, with $120
already paid, bringing interest thereon up
to between GO and 70 per cent.
A Society That Has Passed Through
the Experiment Stages and Is
G. W. Wilderman, president of the
World's Christian Co-operative Society, is
the happiest man in town to-day. He is
looking with complaisance upon the
achievement of years of labor.
Mr. "Wilderman's long-cherished plan of
co-operative business for the benefit of la
borers is realized. He considers that al
ready he has demonstrated the practica
bility of the plan by successfui experiment.
In his opinion it only remains to extend
it to a larger scale.
The hand laundry at 129 Valencia street
was the iirst venture of the society, and the
place was so well patronized that it was
found necessary to provide a larger estab
A restaurant and bakery have been
fitted up at 917 Mission street and are being i
run on a paying basis.
Negotiations are pending for the pur
chase or rental of a slaughter-house in |
South San Francisco, and it is expected i
that it will be in operation within two i
The society secures goods from a store
at wholesale prices, and will receive orders
i for them at retail rates at an office to be ]
I fitted up for those of its members who as- \
| sume charge of the business at the store, i
j The society's department will be distinct I
j from the firm, the relations oeing those of
pxirchaser and supply department.
The headquarters of the society have
been changed to a more desirable location !
than formerly, being situated at 1041 !
j Mission street.
Vernon Clark, a Schoolboy,
Snatched From the Jaws
of Death.
His Life Saved by the Rare Presence
of Mind of Policeman P. H.
Yer.ion Clarke, a boy 11 years of age,
living at 514 Sutter street, narrowly es
caped being mangled under the wheels of
electric-car 1104, on Kearny street, yester
day afternoon. His life was saved by the
rare presence of mind and pluck of Police
man P. H. Murphy.
Vernon is a pupil of the Lincoln Gram
mar School. He left the school at 2:30
o'clock, half an hour earlier than usual,
yesterday afternoon, at the request of his
mother, and went to the Chronicle build
ing to post a letter. He then walked
along the east side of Kearny street, till
near Sutter, when he started to cross the
street behind a northbound car that was
for the moment standing on the track.
The boy did not observe a car that was
going south until it was upon him, and
before he could get off the track he was
knocked down.
The fender, which is supposed to shove
any obstruction aside, ran over him, and
be would have been crushed under the
wheels in another instant had it not been
; for Policeman Murphy. He was on the
dummy of the car, and when the boy was
| knocked down he grasped hold of the rail
1 with his left hand and, bending down,
; seized hold of one of the boy's feet, yelling
[ at the same time to the motorman to stop.
By Murphy's keeping a firm hold on the
, boy's foot the boy was dragged along the
! ground till the car stopped. Another
moment and Murphy would have been
: forced to let go his hold, as the strain had
j forced him to his knees on the ground just
; as the car was pulled up.
When the boy was dragged out he was
' covered with dust from head to foot. He
! complained of pains in his head and leg,
; and Murphy took him to the Receiving
j Hospital. It was found that his only in
jury was a contusion of the scalp and leg.
; Policeman Murphy said that if the car
had not been going slow as it was passing
the other car the boy would have been in
j stantly Killed, as nothing could have
j saved him from being crushed under the
Fire Department.
The Fire Commissioners met yesterday after
noon and decided to petition the Board of Sup
ervisors to organize three new engine compan
ies, No. 31 to be stationed at Pacific and Jones
streets, No. 32 at Ocean View and No. 33 ' at
Seventeenth and Harrison streets. L. Dunn,
hosemau of engine 13, was fined nve days' pay
for neglect of duty, and the resignation of Ed
Keating, truckman truck 6, was accepted.
The returns of the Protestant denomina
tion in the United States show the very
remarkable increase since 1880 of 3 898 128
members, or 42.05 per cent, though mean
time the increase of population was only
24.86 per cent. *
The Market-Street Railway
Company Petitions the
Considerable Work Cleaned Up at
the Session of the Street
The Street Committee of the Board of
Supervisors handled a great mass of peti
tions, protests and complaints yesterday.
Very important business was transacted.
Recommendations were made that the
street-sweeping contract be awarded to the
City Improvement Company and that the
contract for making the next official map
of the City be given the City and County
Surveyor for $10,000. The session lasted
all day, Chairman Spreckels presiding,
with Messrs Hughes, Morgenstern, Dunkcr
and Benjamin at his elbows.
One of the most important petitions was
the following from the Southern Pacific
The undersigned, your petitioner, represents
that it is and for many years past has been the
owner of a certain steam railroad commencing
at or near the southwest corner of Third and
Townsend streets in the City and County of
San Francisco and running thence in a gen
eral westerly and southerly direction through>
the said City and County to the southerly
boundary thereof, and thence running to the
city of ?an Jose.
That the line of said railroad crosses Six
teenth street in said City and County at a point
where the same interferes to some extent with
improvements which are proposed to be made
by the property-holders thereon, and your
petitioner has been requested by said property
holders to make such modification In the loca
tion of its said railroad Hue as will obviate
the present objection.
That after careful examination your pe
titioner finds that the only practical relief
which can be afforded will be by changing its
line from a point on Harrison street south of
Sixteenth, so as to run over, along and upon
Harrison and Division streets to York street.
That such change of line will not injuriously
affect the use of the public generally of said
Mreets and will be of great and permanent
value to the adjacent property-holders on Six
teenth street and to the public in the use of
said last-named streets.
Wherefore your petitioner prays that your
honorable board will grant it a franchise to
lay down, maintain and operate a single or
double track railroad with all necessary
switches and turnouts across, along and upon
the following-named streets in the City and
County of San Francisco, to wit:
From a point on the mam line of the South
ern Pacific Railroad at the intersection of York
and Division streets, thence along said Divi
sion street to Sixteenth, thence along Sixteenth
and along Harrison to an intersection with the
main line of the Southern Pacific Railroad
Company at a point between Sixteenth and
Seventeenth streets.
John Center, claiming to represent the
property-owners interested, asked that the
petition be granted. The petition was
recommended to the board for action.
The street-sweeping contract caused a
lively overhauling of facts and figures.
Superintendent of Streets Ashworth sub
mitted a long communication signed by
J. F. Carpenter, clerk of the street-sweep
ing department, the gist of which was
that the streets were being cleaned just as
well under Ashworth as they were under
the Merchants' Association. He said :
There la no disputing: the fact that the low
est bid received under the last call of the
Board of Supervisors will make the cost less to
the City, but it can only be accomplished by
even more machine work than now done by
you, or through a very low rate of wages.
I would take this occasion to suggest—with
out prejudice to labor, but rather with a view
to extend assistance to a greater number— that
if a living compensation could be fixed (say 20
cents per hour) as good results could be ac
complished as contracting the work, and con
sidering the present condition of the labor
market I think no sensible laboring man
would object or seek to take advantage of any
technicality of law to deprive others of the
advantage of employment enjoyed by himself
This change, together with the advantage
that you have of cleaning only a portion of a
street, as necessity requires, would, in my
opinion, give results satisfactory to all. This
cannot be done when specifications say,
"The entire surface of the roadway must bo
Superintendent Ashworth reported that
he had cleaned 24,644,900 square yards of
streets from August 6 to September 30 at a
cost of $16,955. The average cost per 1000
square yards was 69 cents. At present
there arell2 men emDloyed in the depart
ment. Ninety-two carioads of sweepings
were sent to Golden Gate Park.
He claimed that tne difference per day
between the number of square yards
cleaned by the Merchants' Association for
the first forty days of their contract when
a full force was employed for twenty-four
hours and the first forty days under him
self with like conditions was about 45,000
square yards in favor of the association.
Ashworth said he could clean the streets
for 65 cents a thousand square yards.
The City Improvement Company offered
to do the same work for 49% cents a
thousand square yards.
On motion of Supervisor Spreckels it was
recommended that the work be let to the
lowest bidder. ♦
The contract runs to June 21 next and is
for street-sweeping alone. The successful
bidder must give bonds for $25,000. The
work has to pc done to the satisfaction of
the Superintendent of Streets.
The street-sprinkling contract was re
jected, and it was recommended that par
ties who wanted their streets sprinkled
must pay for work themselves.
Notice was given requesting the Market
street Railway Company to inform the
board of what action the company pro
poses to take in the matter of the franchise
on Page street, west of Fillmore; also as
to other streets upon which they have
franchises which are not utilized or oper
ated, so that this board may act intelli
gently and without unjust interference
with the righfs granted to said company
on petitions of property-owners for the
improvement of streets and for the opera
tion of the roads for which franchises have
been granted.
Also to inform this board what streets or
portions of streets the said company de
sires to abandon, and to report to the board
on or before October 15 on the matters
herein provided for.
Attorney S. M. Shortridge, on behalf of
the Olympic Salt Water Company, gave
notice that the company was going to
lower its pipes on certain sections of Point
Lobos avenue in order to conform to the
official grades. When the pipes were laid
the official grades along the avenue had
not been fixed.
The Merchants' Association sent in a
communication stating that an official
map of the city could be made for $5000.
and it asked that the appropriation should
not exceed that sum. The committee re
ported that the matter of the official map
seemed to be misunderstood. The making
of the official map is a small portion of the
expense. Surveys of the outside districts
are required, mounments furnished with a
general survey of the various tracts of land,
streets and avenues, and the correct lines
determined, and when so determined to be
declared by order of the board to correct
the errors tnat now exist. These surveys,
under the law, must be performed by the
City and County Surveyor. Any action
taken except by that officer would be re
quired to be gone over and adopted by him
to make it official. Any other course than
that proposed would result in greater ex
pense and less accuracy.
City and County Surveyor Tilton pre
sented memoranda showing the multitudi
nous details that would have to be attended
to in making an official map. On the
showing it waß recommended to let him
do the work for $10,000.
The City and County Surveyor was in
structed to establish the line and official
width of the roadway from Sunnyside to
Ocean View. Superintendent Clarkson of
the House of Correction complained that
the Italian gardens had encroached on the
roadway so much that there was hardly
room for one team.
The Spring Valley Water Company sent
a communication declining to build a
reservoir on Holly Park unless they could
get a lease sufficiently long to warrant
them in expending $10,000 on the work.
It was hinted that under any circumstances
they would decline to furnish the park
water free. The matter went over.
George W. Elder, the special expert of
Superintendent Spreckele, and George T.
Gaden, the Mayor's right-hand man, re
ported to the committee that Contractor
A. B. Clute was making a horrible botch of
the work of paving Twelfth street, from
Folsom to Harrison. The committee vis
ited the place at once and found it as poor
as reported. Elder was able to easily kick
a hole in the "solid" concrete laid for the
bed. One of Superintendent Ashworth's
inspectors stood by letting the fraudulent
work go on without making any com
plaint. Unless it is remedied oefore being
offered for acceptance Contractor Clute
will meet with a warm reception when he
goes to collect his bill.
The petition for the filline in of Army
street, between Pennsylvania avenue and
Kentucky street, elicited a strong protest
from a number of property-owners, headed
by, James L. Taylor. Taylor claimed that
the proposed improvement benefited the
public far more than it did the property
owners assessed »nd he urged that the City
should pay at least one-half of the cost.
According to Taylor's story the assessment
exceeded the value of the property. On
his showing the matter was put over two
weeks to give the wholesale butchers and
those most interested in driving over the
street a chance to come forward and make
a showing.
The old suggestion of Chairman Spreck
els to abate the "night-hawks with ham
burger steaks" will be taken up at an early
date. So many complaints have been
made against them that the chances are
they will be declared nuisances.
The committee is hard at work on the
"projecting sign and electric light adver
tisement" evil. The original ordinance
against them is all rigut. The special
privileges regarding them, however, have
been shamefully abused.
The Street Committee contemplate lim
iting the size of the signs granted under
"special privileges." In this way the
monsters that now disfigure the streets
will be cut down to fair dimensions.
Mr. Wells' Debts Could Not
Accomplish the Removal
of the Plaster.
The City Hall Dome PJoce Belongs
to P. Degan and Is at Present
The City Hall angel is in a state of un
certainty as to her standing on earth. The
cruel fact was yesterday disclosed that she
is not the child of her creator. When this
sad tiding reached her she bore it heroically.
No sign of grief could be discovered on her
handsome face. There was not a tremor in
her pose, nor was there a nicker of the torch
which she carries for the future purpose of
blazing the trail of rectitude for the weary
feet of the Solid Eight.
But so far as her future is concerned the
City Hall aatgel lets not a wave of trouble
roll across her peaceful breast. Her proud
position on the dome of the City Hall is
assured regardless of the humiliation to
which she has been subjected, for the work
of transformation has begun and cannot
be retarded. Not even the relentless col
lector nor the persistent deputy sheriff can
undo nor hinder her evolution to a higher
The good angel was yesterday morning
relieved of the presence of the officer who
was holding her in custody for the benefit
of the Patriotic Assurance Company, who
had agreed with her creator, F. Marion
Wells, to protect her during the transition.
The angel is still with Kriemer Broa., 40
Jessie street, undergoing transformation.
But the deputy ia gone and he will not re
turn, since he has learned that the object
of his tender watching had been some time
since transferred from the possession of
her creator to the ownership of P. Degan.
The long, weary chase on the trail of
Sculptor Wells availed his creditors
naught. To be sure, they seized the angel
and held her where she was. But what of
that? They couldn't take her away and
put her on the auction block like a help
less, shackled slave— noi. for her creator s
"This angel is all right," said the eldar
of the Kriemer brothers yesterday as he
patted a Trilbyish foot with pride, "she
has an engagement here and she will stay
with us until we have fitted her to wear
the robes of peace. She doesn't belong to
F. Marion Wells, and they can't collect
this plaster of paris beauty for hi 3 debts.
"If she is insured the premium ought to
be paid. If it were her present owner's
debt and the Sheriff should come for her
with that proposition, then she would
have to pass. Otherwise the transforma
tion continues."
And the worker in zinc turned to his
task on the foot, remarking, "there is only
one other like it in all San Francisco and
there it is"-— touching reverently its mate.
Then he fell to humming. "Don't you
remember sweet Alice, Ben Bolt?"
riii Kern Amputated.
George Botchider, an employe in Joseph
Budde's factory. 575 Mißsion street, had two
fingers of his right hand severely cut by a ma
chine yesterday morning, and had them at
tended to at the Receiving Hospital. James
Burke, an employe in the box-factory, 520 Mar
ket street, had three fingers of his left hand so
badly cut by one of the machines that they
had to be amputated.
Administrator Goodfel low's
New Move In the Fair
Will Contest.
A Claim That the Law of 1895 Was
Not Properly Passed by the
The legality of the legislative act upon
which Charles L. Fair based his suit to
quiet title to the Lick House property has
been questioned by Garret W. McEnerney,
attorney for Special Administrator Good
fellow, and this new complication removes
still further the settlement of the main
questions involved in the litigation over
the big estate.
When the Lick House matter was
brought up in Judge Slack's court yester
day, Charles L. Fair's attorneys demand
ing a judgment on the pleadings, this
point was presented by Mr. McEnerney,
and a continuation to next Thursday for
argument was granted.
Mr. Fair was represented by Attorney
Charles Wheeler, and the latter and other
attorneys were ready to proceed with the
arguments on a motion for judgment, but
Mr. McEnerney asked for a continuance.
He stated that only a few days' notice had
been given him that the motion would be
made and bo he was not prepared for the
Then he announced that he intended to
serve notice of a motion to postpone con
sideration of the matter now at issue until
the dispute over the Fair wills had been
"Until a will has been probated," he
said, "the court is without jurisdiction
over the issues that arise in the suit to
quiet title. No court of equity, under a
decision of the Supreme Court, can de
termine questions arising out of a will
until the will has been probated.
"That is the law, unless the right to in
stitute this proceeding is conferred by the
statute of 1895."
Mr. McEnerney then stated that he was
ready to show by the records of the Legis
lature that the statute to which he re
fer,red had not become a law, as it had not
received more than twenty votes in the
Senate. He would produce a certified copy
of the journal of the Legislature in sup
port of this allegation and show that the
act upon which Charles L. Fair based his
test suit was never properly passed.
Administrator Goodfellow is alon«
in this move, Attorney Pierson, rep
resenting the other administrators, stating
that he did not agree with Mr. McEnerney ;
that he thought the case ought to be ar
gued and disposed of.
Mr. McEnerney insisted that as Admin
istrator Goodfellow had denied in his an
swer that the plaintiff possessed any title
to the Lick House property his position
was different from that of the other admin
Judge Slack decided to grant the con
tinuance asked by Mr. McEnerney and the
argument will be begun next Thursday.
Second Officer Beckman of the Belgic
Bequeathed His Entire Estate
to His Wife.
Second Officer George Otto Beckman of
the steamer Belgic, which steamer was
stranded on the coast of Japan last Sep
tember, left an estate consisting of $7389 55
in bank and Alameda real estate valued at
$500. A will, conveying all the property
to the wife, was filed yesterday. It is 88
8. S. Belgic, July 25, 1891. »
San Francisco. j
This is my last will and testament of me,
George Otto Beckman, mariner.
I herebyjrevoke all wills and testamentary
documents heretofore by me made.
I give and bequeath to my wife, Emilie Beck
man, all my moneys which I have in the
savings banks, viz.: San Francisco Savings
Union and German Savings Bank, and all my
other property, without any condition what
ever. I appoint \V. M. Fonda as mv executor.
George Otto Beckman.
Officer Beckman was killed at the strand
ing of the steamer on September 8.
Kim-iJ for Shipping Salmon.
The California Fish Commissioners are
greatly pleased over the conviction of Stephen
Gordon, who was fined $100 recently in Stock
ton for shipping salmon Irom Bouldin Island
during the closed season. The deputy Com
missioners have great difficulty in convicting
those who make a business of violating the
fame laws, owing to the way in which the
riends of the accused stretch the truth in tes
That they rarely, if ever, fail to make a
sale in our Lace Curtain Department. The
reason's plain. Such exquisite patterns at
such prices we have never shown ; you !
have never seen before.
W^ fl Winder/
fVw (0W iTmaLZSCL'ivco
(fn C,U'TlcUtt9
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No charge for hanging Curtains bought
of us; we hang them artistically, too. "
Carpets . Rugs . Mattings
(N. P. Cole & Co.) |
117-133 Geary Street
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■ NEW TO-PAY— GOODS. . ,- w -_,^
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50,000 YARDS
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16,000 yards, regular price 10c Will be offered at 5c a yard
12,000 yards, regular price 15c Will be offered at 7c a yard
% - 5,000 yards, regular price 18c Will be offered at 8c yard
5,000 yards, regular price 20c Will be off ered at 10c a yaid
4,000 yards, regular price 25c Will be offered at lie a yard
4,000 yards, regular price 30c Will be offered at 13c a yard
4,000 yards, regular price 35c Will be offered at 15c a yard
NOTE.— above goods are slightly imperfect.
At 85 Cents.
80 dozen LADIES' LAUNDERED SHIRT WAISTS, in white and colored bosoms,
regular price 75c, will be closed out at 25c each. :.■:,
At 5O Cents.
70 dozen LADIES' LAUNDERED SHIRT WAISTS, in fancy stripes and checks of
blue, pink and plaids, regular price $1, will be closed out at 50c each.
At 75 Cents.
65 dozen LADIES' LAUNDERED SHIRT WAISTS, in lawn and percale, extra full
sleeves, regular price $1 25, will be closed out at 75c each.
At SO Cents.
110 dozen LADIES' LAUNDERED SHIRT AISTS, in cheviots, percale and lined
lawn, extra full sleeves, regular price $1 25 and $1 50, will be closed out at 90c each.
At 44.00 a. Pair.
50 pairs FINE CALIFORNIA LAMBS' WOOL BLANKETS, double-bed width (66x80
inches), value for $6.
At SB Cents a. "X"ard.
2 cases BLEACHED TABLE DAMASK, 58 inches wide, value for 40c.
At 5 Cents a. Yard.
Another lot of GOOD GRADE TENNIS FLANNELS, well assorted fine weaves,
value B}^c. .-,: = ;
At 1 .CO EJb-olt..
2 cases HEAVY, FULL-SIZE WHITE BEDSPREADS, would be cheap »t $1 35.
k ' At 6O Cents.
GLOVES, in natural color and white, regular value $1, will be offered at 60c a pair.
At ©5 Cents.
150 dozen LADIES' BIARRITZ KID GLOVES, in dark and medium shades, regular
value $1, will be offered at 65c a pair.
At ©O Cents.
300 dozen LADIES' 5 AND 7 HOOK KID GLOVES, v (improved Foster hook) in
brown, tan and alate snadeß, also black, regular value $1 25 and $1 50, will be offered
at 90c a pair.
At s>i.as.
50 dozen LADIES' PIQUE DERBY KID GLOVES, with black embroidered back
and 2 clasps at wrist, in English reds shades, regular value $1 75, will be offered at
$1 25 a pair.
A FIRST-CLASS HOSIERY #IAN, competent to take full management
of the Hosiery and Underwear Department of our Los Angeles store. Ap-
ply Immediately to
(/(/ MarM .strut corner if JoiißJt /
German Ainriericain Ins, Co,
of the:
York, on the 31st day of December, A. D.,
1894, and for the year ending on that day, as made
to the Insurance Commissioner of the State of Cali-
fornta, pursuant to the provisions of sections 610
and 611 of the Political Code, condensed as per
blank furnished by the Commissioner.
Amount of capital stock, paid up in
cwh 91,000,000 00
Real estate owned by the company. . 126,000 00
Cash market value of all stocks and ~
bonds owned by company 6,436,050 00
Cash in company's office 2.5H5 82
Cash in banks... 437,366 00
Interest due and accrued on all stocks
and loans 6 100 00
Premiums in due course of collec-
tl0 ° 332,697 01
Total assets 96,240,0988 i
Losses adjusted and unpaid 9105 374 42
Losses in process of adjustment or in
suspense. 36ft 762 o'^
Losses resisted, includi'ngexpenses; '. 36,171 03
Oross premiums on fire risks run-
n J°Kone >ear or less. 92,435,-
-180 68; reinsurance 60 per cent.. 1,217,590 29
Gross premiums on fire risks running
General Agent.
488 OAL.IFQRWIA ST - ■ - »«,xi Franoisop,
x nisned rooms and bath; modern improvements:
barn with rooms for help; situated in most beau-
bovkf £'r£- ce e re i For farther particulars 0e«
■ BOVEE, TOY A CO., 18 Montgomery. - *™ Be *
more than one year. $3,074,-
-662 60; reinsurance pro rata 1,879 915 35
AU orticr demands against the com-
/ P an - V 79,91083
Total liabilities 93,383,723 54
Net cash actually received for fire
premiums 93,164,960 40
Received for interest and dividends
on bonds, stocks, loans, and from
all other sources 241,224 69
Total Income 93,396718 ft 09
Net amount paid for fire losses (in-
cluding $4651,617 97, losses of
previous years) gi 0410 n n7 0 >
Dividends to stockholders '20000000
Paid or allowed for commission or '^^
brokerage 4.0 ,<>„ - n
Paid for salaries, fees and other "' 8a 7O
charges for officers, clerks, etc. ... 287,350 34
Paid for State, National and local at < a *w
taxes »?g «O7 a*
All other payments and expeiidl-
t " res - 218,879 94
Total expenditures 93,142,265 81
Losses incurred during the yea r
iFire) 91,853,846 08
[ Fire Risks. 1 Premiums.
Net amount of risks I
written during the!
>'""" ' 9399 339,611 $4,290,562 95
> et amount of risks 1
expired during the
• VBar 871,637,689 3,999,939 53
Net amount in force
December 31,
*894 667,985,207 1 6,509,738 18
JAS. A. SILVEY, Vlce-PresidenU
WM. 8. NEWELL, Secretary.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 23d day
of January. 1896.
JOHN E. CAiIPBELL, Notary Public
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