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A Statement That They
Have a Majority in
thurston's dark view.
Anticipates Foreclosure of
the First Mortgage on
Pacific Roads. '
maguire IS STILL hopeful.
He Outlines the Fight That
Will Be Made to Sustain
Federal Rights.
During the ensuing session of Congress
it is anticipated that the problem of the
Pacific railroads will come up, and all the
indications are that in the solution of the
problem the Government will get the
worst of it.
The statement is freely made by railroad
men from Washington to San Francisco
that a majority of the members of the next
Congress are railroad men to the extent
that, they will vote for a bill similar in
form to the Reilly funding bill, which was
only defeated through the strenuous efforts
of Congressman J.G. Masruire, Mayor Sutro
and a few others. That such a bill will be
introduced at the coming session there is
no doubt. It will be accompanied of
course by a measure awarding the pay
ment of $1,S(.0.000 to the Southern Pacific
Company for services rendered the Govern
It is not disputed that the Central Pacific
Railroad js hugely in debt to the Govern
ment. If Jones owes Smith $70,000,000 and
Smith owes Jones $1,800,000 the smaller
debt will be applied upon the payment of
the other, but if Jones is a railroad and is
wise he will incorporate as the Southern
Pacific Company of Kentucky and assume
all bis own leases and assets and repudiate
his $70,000,000 debt and try to get a bill
through Congress compelling Smith to pay
him $1,800,000 for services rendered. This
is the situation of affairs between the Cen
tral Pacific Railroad and the Government
of the United States.
A considerable number of Senators and
Representatives who fought the funding
bill at the last session of Congress failed of
re-election. The experts in guessing at
Federal legislation have decided that
enough of the members of the new Con
gress are friendly to the railroads to insure
the passage of almost any legislation the
railroads desire. Some of the members
having encountered the power of the road
now believe that the Government is lucky
if it saves anything from the clutch of such
shrewd financial jugglers as the railroad
people and are honestly in favor of a fund
ing bill on the proposition that it is better
to save some than lose it all. Other legis
lators are with the railroad as a matter of
Senator Brice, who will be the strongest
proponent of the pro-railroad legislation
in the upper house, is a magnate of no
small degree himself, and the others — the
motives of Congressmen are sometimes as
easy to presume and as difficult to prove as
those of .State legislators.
Of course the bills will not go through
without a struggle, even if the railroad has
as many friends in Congress as it thinks it
nas. Maguire will be there, and with his
strong lieutenants will fight the bills from
the moment of their introduction. He
would not admit that the situation was
hopeless, yet that it was serious he did not
Senator Thurston of Nebraska took a
more pessimistic view, and indicated that
it was his belief that the railroads had at
last succeeded in their long fight against
paying their debts to the Governmeut, and
prophesied that the Government would
lose its claim.
The funding bill was only beaten last
Bession by the hardest sort of fighting.
"Whether the powers that defeated it before
are strong enough to make a successful de
fense now that the railroads claim a ma
jority of Congress, is a matter of serious
Senator John M. Thurston, the Ne
braska Senator who is at present in the
Highest of all in Leavening Power.— Latest U. S. Gov't Report
IYvSJ Powder
City in the legal interests of the receivers
of the Union Pacific road, contined him
self to the laziness of Congress more than
to the probability of there being any defi
nite action taken at the next session.
"About six years ago," said Senator
Thurston, "I sat in the gallery of the Sen
ate with Mr. Storey of Boston watching
the proceedings of the day. He turned to
me and said, 'The Pacific funding bill will
come up now in about an hour. 1 I asked
him if he had ever said that before and fur
ther told him that I had heard the same
thing said two years previous. Since
that time I have been watching for
the matter to be introduced and
it is still in apparent hiding. Sometimes
1 think it will never be brought up in any
way, shape or manner and that nothing
will ever come of it. If Congress does not
act soon the Central Pacific and the Union
Pacific will go to foreclosure under the first
mortgage. If this occurs the roads will
become the property of whoever cares to
purchase them, and the Government will
get nothing. The first payments of the
mortgace fall due about December of this
year, and as the Government, through
Congress, authorized the first mortgage
ahead of the Government debt it will
necessarily have to be paid first.
"You ask me what in my opinion ought
to be done. I have always claimed that
Congress should act as an individual and
make some terms wiih the railroad whereby
somethins can be gained for the Govern
ment. Even if we only got the principal
without the interest it would be better than
to lose it altogether through the first
mortgagees taking it to satisfy their claim.
The principal debt of the Union Pacific is
alone about $27,000,000.
"Others think it would be a good plan
for the Government to pay off the first
mortgage and take the road, but I do not
consider that we are in a position at the
present time to go into the ownership of
•'Bryan of Nebraska suggests that the
first mortgagees take the road aud put in
cheaper rates, made possible by reducing
the fixed obligations of the company.
"The situation is simple. No one will
pay more than the amount of the first
mortgage, and I am under the impression
now that the Government has idled along
to such an extent that it will get absolutely
nothing out of the muddle.
"The reason I have no faith in Congress
doing anything at the next session is sim
ply because it precedes a Presidential elec
tion, and you will recall the fact that
political bodies do very little important
work under such circumstances. The po
litical parties will begin to define their
Congressman J. G. Magruir*.
partisan desires, and such matters as
would pertain to tlie railroads will receive
very little attention. Senators and Con
gressmen will begin shaping their acts so
as to inspire the confidence of their con
stituents, and enjoy the emoluments that
follow re-election.
"You can almost assure yourself that
Congress will be ousy with something far
different than the funding of railroad
debts and other matters that do not par
ticularly concern party desires."
"I anticipate," said Congressman
Maguire, "a determined effort to ac
complish the end for which the Pacific
railroads have striven so long. It is
claimed by the people favoring the legisla
tion desired by the railroads that a
majority of the new Congress is In favor of
some such measure as the Keilly funding
bill. On what this statement is based I
am not in a position to know, and of
course I hope it is not true.
"It is difficult to state in advance what
our campaign in Congress will be. It de
pends upon the action of the other side.
Of one thing you may rest assured. The
railroads will not have a walk-over.
Should the funding bill, such as the de
feated one, be brought before the House
it will be fought from the moment it is
"As soon as such a bill is referred to the
Committee on Pacific Railroads I will ask
to be heard against it before the com
mittee". I will doubtless be accorded a
hearing, and whatever action the com
mittee takes it will take with its eyes open.
We shall see that it is fully informed as to
the demerits of the bill. This applies
equally to the bill authorizing the pay
ment 6f $1,800,000 for services rendered the
Government. If we can kill the bill in
committee well and good. If, on the con
trary, it is reported favorably I will fight
it on the floor of the House until the last
and I will not be by any means alone.
There are many men in "Congress who
have the rights of the people at heart even
if the railroads do claim they have a
"But if it develops that the railroads
have a clear majority ?"
••That will not make our opposition to
the measure less strong. We will filibus
ter to the extent that filibustering is per
mitted under the new rules and seek to
convince adherents of the bill of their mis
take in the position. In any event the
measure will be fought to the last."
"And if you fail?"
''There is still the President's veto as a
possibility. "We do not know what views
President Cleveland entertains other than
the hope expressed in his message that the
matter should be adjusted by Congress.
Of course, we hope that he will take the
view that the railroad debt to the Govern
ment is like any other obligation and in
sist on its payment.
"When the Reilly refunding bill was
before Congress the threat was made that
if it failed of passage the first mortgage
would be foreclosed and the Government
left with a valueless second mortgage on
its hands. The threat was not heard of
after the Reilly bill was defeated. It is
not clear to us why the railroads should
not pay every cent they owe. Cer
tainly no obligation was ever more just than
"The Southern Pacific Company does
not own a mile of railroad, not even the
Southern Pacific. The Central Pacific
Railroad leased the lines of the Southern
Pacific and the Western Pacific and their
branches. It was in operation until after
the Thurman act went into effect. This
act required the Central Pacific to make
payments into the sinking fund to meet
the bonded indebtedness of the company.
"In order to avoid the obligations of the
Central Pacific imposed by the Thurman
act the Southern Pacific Company was in
corporated in Kentucky in 1885. Although
not owning any roads,*it took in all the
leases held by the Central Pacific, and
leased the Central Pacific at a nominal
rental for 100 years. After this change the
Southern Pacific Company earned $1,800,
--000 from the Government by carrying the
mails. If this had been earned by the
Central Pacific Company it would
have been held by the Government
under the Thurman act. The Southern
Pacific Company at best is but a mere
apenoy of the Central Pacific Company,
and Congress very properly refused to
aliow the money to be paid to that com
pany, taking the position that money so
earned should be applied to the Central
Pacific debt. A majority of the last Con
gress twice defeated the proposition to pay
this money to the Southern Pacific Com-
Eany, and" it is now claimed that they
aye sufficient strength in Congress to
pass a bill authorizing its payment. I
hope, however, it is not true."
A Member of a Big Firm Pleads
Guilty to Selling the
Cans Watered From Troughs
Where Glandered Horses
Have Stopped to Drink.
The first case arising out of the crusade
by Milk Inspector Dockery against milk
men who sell watered and adulterated milk
was tried in Judge Joachimsen's court
yesterday morning.
The defendant was Ambrose Fuller of
Fuller Bros., one of the wealthiest dairy
firms in the State. They have a store at
Fourth and Clara streets, and it was for
selling watered and adulterated milk to the
residents in that neighborhood that the ar
rest was made.
The price of good milk is 10 cents per
quart; but the poorer classes want cheap
milk, and the dairymen have been selling
them what purported to be milk at s cents.
They were able to do this from the fact
that what they sold was half pure milk
and half skim milk or water with burnt
sugar to give it the necessary color.
Fuller Brothers were willing to admit
that to compete with others they had been
selling milk which was half milk aud half
water, with burnt sugar tor coloring, and
when the case was called in court yester
day the defendant pleaded guilty, as he
did not desire any notoriety, and the Milk
Inspector was willing that in the first
cases a light fine should be inflicted. The
Judge reserved his decision till to-day.
Frank Fuller was also arrested" but
when his case was called the Judge was in
doubt as to whether he could tine him
also, seeing he was a member of the same
hrm. He continued his case until this
It is well known that half pnre milk and
half pure water is a safer and healthier
combination than half pure milk and half
skim milk, so that Fuller Brothers are not
so bad as those who sell the latter. As an
expert remarked in court, they were as
honest as any milk-dealers in the City
and simply watered the. milk to be able to
sell a cheap article.
It is not firms like Fuller Brothers that
the Milk Inspector is determined to pun
ish, but those who sell utterly unwhole
some milk, knowing it to be such. Five or
six dealers will appear in court either to
day or to-morrow who are in the latter
category, and the Milk Inspector intends
to show just how they have been acting.
Along Mission street there are water
troughs in front of corner groceries.
Italians who own vegetable gardens along
the Mission and San Bruno roads when
they drive into the City water their horses
at these troughs, and it is well known that
a number of their horses are glandered.
The effect of watering the milk with the
water in these troughs can be imagined.
Inspector Dockery has evidence that
milkmen have been caught watering their
milk from these troughs in the early hours
of the morning and then delivered it to
their customers in the City.
G. A. R. Kntertainnient.
The entertainment given by Lincoln
Post No. 1, G. A. X., at Washington Hall
last night, was one of the most enjoyable
gatherings held under the auspices of the
Grand Army during the year. The hall
was crowded to the doors by members and
friends of Lincoln Post.
Commander Joseph Steele presided, and
John Lakin assisted in the arrangement
and presentation of the following pro
Overture, piano, Christopher Seybold; vet
erans' quartet, "Comrades, Touch Elbows";
dialect recitation, by Mrs. Gray-Chittenden;
cornet solo, by Fred kimball; duet, by Joseph
Sutton and Fred Everett; ballad, by Mrs. w.
F. Bosvyell; vocal solo, dv Henri Fainveather;
recitation, by Thomas Mahar; zither solo, by
F. Lauterbach; recitation, by William Bur
The singing by Messrs. Sutton and Ever
ett was received with marked approval, as
was also the recitation of Mrs. Gray-Chit
tenden and also that of Thomas Maher.
The entertainment, on the whole, was one
of the best ever presented by the above
The watermark Bank Stock is in every sheet
of Bank Stock paper, none genuine without it.
For students, clerks, etc., it is invaluable as an
eye-preserver. The Mysell-Rollins Company,
22 Clay st. •
Morpheus carried Him a Pre
monition OF THE COLIMA
A Report That Dr. Graham Was
Threatened by Deuprey
Proves Untrue.
Theodore Durrant has had a great many
peculiar experiences during his incarcera
tion in the County Jail, and some very
strange stories might be told concerning
them. Among others which have never
been related is one that is singularly inter
esting, as in it the accused medical stu
dent figures as a seer of some pretensions.
Durrant does not hold regular seances,
but his slumbers are ofttimes disturbed by
troubled dreams, and after several such
occasions he has foretold events which
subsequently transpired as he had pre
One episode in particular, a premonition
of which was carried to Durrant by the
road of dreams, was the Colima disaster.
Three days before the news of the sinking
of the ill-fated vessel appeared in the
newspapers, Theodore Durrant told his
mother she would hear bad news from the
Colima; that he had had a warning in his
dreams the night before, and that from the
awful vividness of the vision that appeared
to him he felt certain some calamity would
befall the ship. Durrant had an intimate
friend on the Colima in the person of
Freight Clerk Thomas E. Berry, who was
to have been an important witness for the
people in the trial for his life, and it is to
this fact he attributes the cause of the ex
traordinary presentiment.
The Gtory of Durrant's singular dream
is best told in his own language.
"It was three days previous to the day
on which the first' news of the accident
came by telegraph," said he, while re
lating the story a few days ago. "1 had
been studying rather hard that day and
had stood at the wicket of the cell a con
siderable time talking to rather an un
usual number of visitors, some of whom
had tried my patience somewhat. As a
result of the day's experiences T was very
tired and when I went to bed 1 fell into an
exceptionally heavy sleep — at least I sup
pose I must have— and I dreamed the
Sheriff came and unlocked my cell door
and ushered in Rev. Mr. Gibson.
"I remember I was astonished at the
visit, for Dr. Gibson had not been near me
beforehand I fell to wondering what had
prompted the call, as I waited for him to
open the conversation.
"He did not speak, however, but sat
down on the foot of my bed, with a heavy,
solemn face, and began unrolling a strip of
parchment. When the roll was unwound
he held it up for me to look at, and I
beheld a picture of the Colima as I had so
often seen her, for I was acquainted with
the vessel.
"The picture showed her founderine —
going down stem first and with pande
monium let loose on board. Fome of the
passengers were on their knees praying.
Otners were jumping overboard into the
sea, while others were cutting away the
lifeboats. I could not see the crew any
where. I looked for my friend and it
seemed as though I could see through his
stateroom door. He was inside going over
his freight bills at the desk, apparently ob
livious of the danger. I know I tried to
yell to him to fly to one of the boats, but
he could not hear me or did not heed, for
the ship disappeared in the sea with him
still at his desk. I remember reading
afterward that poor Tom really never left
his stateroom.
"When I again looked from the picture
lo Dr. Gibson he had vanished. Then I
looked again for the picture, but it, too,
had cone, although I could still hear the
awful shrieks of the drowning passengers.
I think it must have been this that wak
ened me, for that is the last I remember
of the dream. The terrible screams were
still piercing my ears when I regained
consciousness, as usual under such circum
stances drenched with perspiration.
"The next day I told my mother of my
dream and told her she would hear of
some disaster. A few days later my
prophecy was fulfilled. "
Mrs. Durrant corroborates her son's
statement concerning the dream and re
peats the story in detail as told by him.
Another incident of Durrant's power of
divining in his slumbers transpired only
a few days ago. A Call reporter visited
the home of his parents on Fair Oaks
street at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, and
had to ring several times before Durrant
St., who was asleep within, was finally
aroused and answered the bell.
The reporter, immediately the interview
was at an end, went direct to the County
Jail to see the son, by whom he was ac
costed upon his arrival there with the
"Hello! You've been out at my house,
haven't you?"
Upon being told such had been the fact
Durrant said: "[ was lying down a few
minutes ago and fell into a doze. I
dreamed you had been out to the house
and that you couldn't get in, so you
knocked down the door."
Durrant relates several other incidents
in which his dreams have come true.
It has been reported at various times
during the trial or Durrant that the prose
cution, in rebutting the testimony intro
duced by the defense to give the accused a
good character, would call several keepers
of disreputable houses to testify to out
rageous conduct on the part of Durrant at
times when he had visited their places.
District Attorney Barnes stated yester
day that no such evidence would be* intro
duced by the prosecution, even if it were
to be had, as he did not belidve in charging
any man on the testimony of such char
Mr. Barnes has also decided not to call
Harry E. Snook to the stand in rebuttal.
Snook is the Mission-street undertaker
who believed he met Durrant and Blanche
Lamont together on Bartlett street the after
noon of April 3. Mr. Barnes will not call
Mr. Snook, as he feels convinced there has
already been offered sufficient testimony
along the line of evidence that he would
give. The people's case iv rebuttal will be
substantially as published in Wednesday's
The latest sensational story to be circu
lated in connection with the case was one
which gained some currency yesterday to
the effect that Attorney Deuprey had
threatened Dr. Gilbert P. Graham with all
sorts of bodily injury if he should go on
the witness-stand and testify that Durrant
told him he had no notes of Dr. Cheney's
lecture, and asked him to take his notes to
Mrs. Durrant and let her copy them. It
was said that Dr. Graham had been taken
violently ill with nervous prostration as a
result of the threat, and that his father
had been sent for, as the son's condition
was considered dangerous.
Dr. Graham was seen last evening and
was found to be as well as ever. He
strongly denounced the authors of such
rumors, and said that Mr. Deuprey had not
only never uttered a threat toward him
but had always shown him every consid
Dr. Graham will be on hand Monday to
testify as the first witness in the prosecu
tion's rebuttal.
Mr. Deuprey was slill gaining yesterday,
and was sufficiently well on the road to
recovery to feel he would be able to appear
in court Monday. Should he not realize
his hopes in this respect he is determined
to be in court when it comes time for him
to make his argument.
Suing; on a Beer Contract.
The Enterprise Bottling Company issuing
the Enterprise Brewing Company for violation
of a contract in relation to the sale of beer,
and an accounting of sales Is demanded.
• — ♦ *
Volunteer Firemen Unite at the Festive
The Knickerbocker Engine Company
held its forty-fifth anniversary banquet
last night at the Franco-American Restau
The following were present: President
E. B. Vreeland, who was foreman of the
old engine 5 in 1555, ana Mrs. Vreeland ;
Mr. and Mrs Martin Bulger, Miss Bulger,
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Kenard, Mr. Bun
ner and wife, Harry Wheeler, G. W. Kent
zel, J. Mahony, J. McCarthy, Daniel
Kenard, Thomas MacCauley, C. J. Riley,
James Grady, Charles Wilson, John Hall
and E. T. Anthony.
Mrs. Howard Coit (nee Lily Hitchcock)
sent a beautiful flower piece to grace the
Many speeches were made by the mem
bers recalling old times of the fire-ma
All the members of the company pres
ent had been officers and active members
Lily Hitchcock.
[Drawn from a painting in Pioneer Hall.]
of the old Volunteer Fire Department and
recalled the time when it was merged into
the paid Fire Department of the City.
Ever since the year 1851 the Knicker
bocker Fire Company has celebrated the
anniversary of the organization of the
Assemblyman James h. Tibbits
Is Sent For From Ma-
Will Assist in the Management
of Sir Cecil Rhodes'
It is evident that Californians are at a
premium in Mashonaland. Only a few
clays ago the assaying firm of Thomas W.
Price & Sons received a cablegram from
Harry H. West, n^nager of the South Af
rican mining properties in which Sir Cecil
Rhodes is interested. The cablegram asked
that some reliable man, thoroughly in
formed as to mining methods in vogue in
California and Nevada, be sent as assistant
manager of the mines. As a consequence
the Hon. James H. Tibbits, who repre-
Hon. James H. Tibbits, the Assembly
man, Who "W ill Manage African
[From a photograph.]
sented Amador County in the last Assem
bly, has a ticket for South Africa in his
pocket, and will start on his long journey
Mr. 'f ibbits is a Californian, having been
born on the " mother lode." He has been
interested in mines since he was old
enough to toddle, and as a boy worked in
a mine owned by his father at South
Creek, Amador County. Mr. Tibbits was
on the Comstock durine the bonanza ex
citement. He worked in the Ophir mine
as a miner, and was assistant engineer in
the Con. Virginia mill.
He has been connected with the State
Mining Bureau as a rield assistant for some
time, and for nearly ten years has super
intended the working of mines in Amador
County held by Eastern capitalists.
Tibbits has selected Malcom McCallum,
an expert miner and timber man, to ac
company him. McCallum worked on the
Comstock for many years. He has been to
Alaska twice, and was sent to Cen
tral America once to exploit mineral
grounds for local capitalists. Tibbita is a
married man. His wife will follow him
Mashonaland is only a little over a year
old as a mining district. Harry H. West,
who has sent for Mr. Tibbits, is a graduate
of the State University. He went to South
Africa last May under John Haves Ham
mona, and rich finds have been made
since then. Mr. Tibbits' salary will be
£1600 or about $8000 a year.
It Leads to the Arrest of August Pou,
a Teacher of Languages.
August Pou, a teacher of languages, is
desperately in love with Mr 3. Josefa Espi
nosa of 2326 Clay street, and for some
weeks he has been making life a burden to
her. Every time she went to church he
followed behind her, and after she re
turned home he would sit on the front
steps of tne house for hours gazing up at
the windows. He wrote her two letters in
Spanish declaring his undying love for her
and imploring her to marry him.
Saturday afternoon he was sitting on the
front step 3as usual when Miss Anna Can
field, who lives with Mrs. Espinosa, got a
policeman and had him arrested for dis
turbing the peace. He appeared before
Judge Conlan yesterday and, after hearing
the evidence of Mrs. Espinosa, Miss Can
field and some witnesses who testified to
the defendant's good character, the Judge
reserved hia decision till to-day, remarking
that if he found such offensive conduct
could be construed into disturbing the
peace he would impose the fullest penalty.
Few of the Friends of the
Dead Jurist Attended
the Auction.
Sarah Althea's Former Guar
dian Charges Gross
The estate of Mrs. Sarah Althea Terry
has been sold at last. Yesterday morning
a typical crowd of auction-buyers assem
bled in the salesrooms at 211 Pine street.
There were almost no friends of the de
ceased jurist and his demented widow pres
ent, and the entire property, including the
piano, which brought $160, realized only
$438 45.
Senator John Fay strolled around a short
time, but went away without buying any
thing. Harbor Commissioner Colnon
came in just as a lot of colored photo
graphs in gilt frames were being sold. He
said he had come to buy something, but he
left the place a short time later declaring
that he knew all the Terry household fur
nishings, and he had never before seen
those pictures.
Thomas H. Williams Jr., the horseman
and guardian of Mrs. Terry, was absent.
R. Porter Ashe, the former guardian, was
on hand, though, and watched the sale
with great interest. "With the exception
of a few trinkets which he bought in, the
property was almost entirely disposed of
to dealers in second-hand goods.
Little interest was manifested in the sale
till the jewelry of Mrs. Terry was reached.
Two ladies' gold watches, which Mr.
Williams' appraisers had valued at
$30, were sold for $47 25. A jasper match
box appraised by Williams at 10 cents
brought $2 50. The box had been ap
praised at $7 50 by Ashe. A pair of brace
lets valued by Ashe at $15 and by Williams
at 50 cents was sold for $8 75, while a pearl
brooch and earrings which Williams had
valued at $1 was bid up to $8 25.
Porter Ashe declares that the methods
employed by the guardian at the sale were
"I had the jewelry alone appraised by
an expert from Hammersmith & Field,"
he said. "This man after a careful ex
amination placed the value of the goods at
a little over $1000. Yet they were sold for
about $125. The Judge's "law library of
150 new books, which he purchased only a
short time before his death to replace the
library destroyed by lire, brought only
$<J6 85. Everything else went at similarly
ridiculously low figures.
"But what could you expect? Almost
nobody was informed of the sale. My
brother Will hadn't'heard of it till to-day.
When I went to see Mammy Pleasant she
fairly cried and said that if she had only
known she would have sent some one to
buy in the jewelry. A number of Judce
Terry's friends have told me they would
have gone had they known of the sale.
Then something like the proper value of
the goods might have been obtained, in
stead of their going for nothing to the
pawnbrokers and old clothes dealers."
Mr. Ashe also showed that a piano, some
trashy pictures and cheap-john wares had
been listed with Mrs. Terry's goods. This
he thought was wrong, and had affected
the price brought by Mrs. Terry's prop
Professor Davidson's L-ecture Before
the Geographical Society.
Professor Davidson talked to the mem
bers of the Geographical Society, at the
Young Men's Christian Association hall
last evening, on the story of San Fran
cisco and its surroundings. The hall was
crowded. The lecture was read some
weeks ago before the Teachers' Associa
tion, and met with such a favorable recep
tion that Professor Davidson was asked to
have it printed.
The lecturer has gathered his material
from Spanish archives, early histories of
the State and personal travels. Very
many of his facts and figures, from the
date of the gold discovery, have been gath
ered from the Jips of pioneers, so his
chronicle is of a certain historic value.
In last evening's reading: he omitted a
great many pages rilled with dates and pro
saic facts and dealt with the action that led
to the settlement at the Presidio and the
Mission Dolores. After the missionaries who
came up from Monterey in search of tne
fabled bay came the soldiers seeking pos
sessions by conquest to glorify Spain and
surpass if possible the acquisitions of
England, Russia and France. They set
tled at the Presidio.
Dull life there was electrified by the dis
covery of gold and the rush of Argonauts.
All this had been providentially prepared
for when Commodore Sloat took posses
sion of California during the Mexican War.
The next ereat event was the admission of
California into the Union. Through it all
San Francisco grew like Jack's famous
At the conclusion of the reading Pro
fessor Davidson was thanked by C. L. Tay
lor on behalf of the Geographical Society.
Healthy, happy babies are generally
the offspring of healthy, happy mothers.
It would hardly be natural 'if it were
otherwise. The baby's health and hap-
piness depend on the mother's. The
mother's condition during gestation par-
ticularly exerts an influence on the
whole life of the child.
Impure blood, weakness and nervous-
ness in the mother are pretty sure to
repeat themselves in the child.
If a woman is not careful at any other
time, she certainly should be during the
period preliminary to parturition. It is
a time when greatest care is necessary,
and Nature will be the better for a little
help. Even strong, well women will
find themselves feeling better, their time
of labor shortened and their pains less-
ened if they will take Dr. Pierces Fa-
vorite Prescription. To those whom
troubles peculiarly feminine have rend-
ered in any degree weak, it will prove a
veritable blessing. It is a good general
tonic for the whole system, and at any
time will promote the proper and regular
action of all the organs. It is a medicine
for women only and for all complaints
confined to their sex is of inestimable
Dr. Pierce has written a 16S page book,
called "Woman and Her Diseases,"
which will be sent sealed, in a plain
envelope, on receipt of ten cents to part
pay postage.
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SHOES in a pan of water, on exhibi-
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LADIES' .......$3.50
BOYS' a* to 1 $3.00
BOYS' ii to 2 $2.50
MISSES' ii to 2.. $1.75
CHILDS' to 3 $1.50
CHILDS' to 7 x/ 3 $1.25
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tine all wool, at $1 OQ
62 dozen DERBY RIBIS' m»£>ol s °*
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96 dozen RIBBED AND IT>AIX, in gray
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Fine line of handsomely trimmed REEFER
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and higher prices.
Grand line of YOUTHS' SUITS, ages 13 to
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. COATS, at $1 50, *2 00 and 92 50 eacia
Please inspect our stock before pur«
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