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MET DEATH 111 A DRUNKEN BRAWL, Jealousy and Strong Drink Wrought Quinn's Undoing. WAS A WICKED FIGHTER Died While Maintaining His Rep utation As the Best Man of the Battery. KELLY'S PLAUSIBLE STORY . Peculiar State of Discipline and Mor als Among the Men Disclosed. Private Joseph j5. Quinn held the repu tation of being the most dangerous and the readiest fist-fighter in Battery E. That is one of the reasons why the men yester- Private James Kelly and the Man lie Is Alleged to Have Killed With One Powerful Stroke of a Razor. Jealousy, Inflamed, by Liquor, Is the Motive Ascribed for tbe Deed. day spoke regretfully of their former mess mate's untimely end, and that is one of the reasons why his end was untimely. Many a good man in the regiment had felt the sting of Quinn's trained "dukes," and though they admitted in speaking of him yesterday that he was over ready for a fight, this circumstance detracted nothing from their admiration. In other respects he was honest, straightforward and a good soldier. There was also a woman in the tragedy who figured rather vaguely, her part being obscured by the drunken condition ot the participants in the fracas. There were four eye-witnesses to the fatal stroke for which Private James Kelly is now confined on a charge of mur der. Of these, only one, John P. Jones, is a particularly competent witness. The other three— Harry C. Mills, Henry Kamp schmidt and John Whalen — were very much under the influence of liquor. Kampschmidt declares he was so drunk he can recollect nothing. Whalen is a damaging witness against Kelly, but the fact that he was himself encaged in the brawl ami immediately after the cutting ran away and didn'i show up till yester day morning tends to throw some dis credit on his reliability. All of the witnesses to the affair were locked in the guardhouse at Fort Mason yesterday afternoon, and no one was allowed to see them. The men who were at \&T-e were instructed not to talk, and • every effort was made to keep the affair as quiet as possible. At 4 o'clock Detective Ben Boben and Officer Harrigan visited the fort and the witnesses were brought before them and examined. Kampschmidt was the first witness called. He, however, didn't remember anything except that he was very drunk on the night of the 10th. Detective Bohpn feela confident he will remember more when he wishes to. Wbalen's story tvus that Quinn, Mills, KamDschmidt, Kelly and himself had bad a difficulty in the afternoon. In the even ing about 8:30 they went to the City, and after drinking some returned to the post about 10:45. They went to the post ex change, or canteen, to have a glass of beer, and met the crowd with whom they had quarreled in the afternoon. They all started for the barracks and the argument was continued on the way. Quiun struck Mills and knocked him down. Kamp schmidt then strnck W halen. When Mills fell Whalen eaysbesaw Kelly make a rush for Quinn, ottering vile oaths as he went. "I am not sure whether Mills hit Kelly," he said, "or whether Kelly ran, but the next time I saw Kelly he was behind the hose reel. Qninn started away to see how Kampschmidt and I were faring. As he was approaching me I saw Kelly strike at him and Quinn staggered toward rue, say ing, 'Jack, lam killed; they have cut my jugular.' I held him in my arm?. The blood was running from his neck. The only man I saw near Quinn was Kelly,who wbs then running up the steps into the quarters. I could follow him by his white shirt. * * * Quinn gasped 'Tell Min nie,' or something similar, and as Quinn and I had an appointment at 11:30 with Mamie I Knew what he meant and went to tell her." Whalen said he walked about town a while, went to bed and didn T t get up until 6 a.m., when he came back to the post. Mills' storydiffers remarkably from that of Whalen. He says the whole trouble was between himself and Quinn. Quinn stole $1 from a crap game which he was playing with Mills. Mills remonstrated and Quinn insisted on fighting. Mills didn't want to h<:ht and the matter was dropped temporarily. Later in the night, about 10:30, Quinn returned from town with Wuaien and insisted on a tight. Mills again refused, and ali started for the bar racks. On the way Quinn struck Mills and knocked him down. He then crawled away. In the afternoon he had seen Quinn brandishing a razor and threatening to hurt an y body who molested him. John P. Jones told how he had watched the fighting near the barracks. Just as Quinn approached Kampschmidt he saw Kelly ruu up behind Quinn ana then run immediately to his barracks. Kelly's cap and a razor, identified aa hit, were found near the body of Quinn, Privare Feely says Thursday afternoon Kelly borro wed his'strop to sharpen a razor. In afew minutes he returned with another razor to strop, sayins he had traded the other one. A razor was found locked in Kelly's box yesterday. ■ - A peculiar circumstance is that no blood was found upon Kelly's clothes, though Quinn's head had been almost severed from his body. Kelly was seen to go im mediately to his hunk, so he could have had no time to change his clothes. He says he wore a blue shirt, though Whalen says he followed his movements by the white shirt he wore. Kelly was known as a qufit and peace ful man, and was considered rather stupid. He is eaid to have had a grudge against i Quinn because the latter had stolen the : affections of the woman known as Mamie. : Both Kelly and the woman deny this, but ; that there was a woman causing trouble ' betwett the men is generally accnowl ! edged at the post and among the woman's 1 associates. This young woman has lived for two years in the neighborhood of Pine and Dupon; streets. Friday afternoon last Quinn moved her from 514 Pine street to 711 California. Kelly was seen in the City Prison yester day. He had had a good night's rest and looked quiet and composed. He still pro tests his innocence and has engaged an at torney to look after his interests. He had been cautioned by his attorney I to keep his mouth shut, but he gradually 1 unburdened his mind. "We were all more or less drunk last ! night," he said, "and about 8 o'clock Quinn and Mills got into a tignt. I acted the part of peacemaker and, after some trouble, got them separated. They were hot after each other, and arranged to meet this morning and fight it out. There were a lot of us, and most of them were in a fighting mood. Mills could scarcely be restrained from tackling Quinn again. "After the fight Quinn. Mills, Whalen, j Kampschmidt, Coleman and myself went I to the canteen, where we remained drink ing until we left, about half-past 10 o'clock. ' Sergeant Mink was in the canteen and left about the same time. 1 went straight to my bunk and was fast asleep wheif I was awakened about 11 o'clock and taken to the guardhouse. 1 suppose several of ray comrades had seen me going from the can teen to my bunk. 1 was very drunk. "It is not true that my hands were cov ered with blood. There was a spot of blood between two of the fingers of my left band, which must have come from Quinn's mouth, as he was bleeding at the mouth when I separated him and MiJls. "The razor found near Quinn's body was not mine. I did not have a razor that afternoon or night with me. My razors were in my locker and will be found there. "I was friendly with Quinn that night. We had a slight disagreement about eigh teen months ago, but that soon blew over. I did not know his associates, and it is not true that be and I quarreled about a woman in the City. I don't know any woman that he knew, and there is not the slightest truth in that statement. "I emphatically declare my innocence and it will be established yet." Mamie K. Quinn, as she calls herself, was seen at 711 California street yesterday afternoon. In reply to inquiries she said : "I was engaged to be married to Mr. Quinn. I have known him for two year^. He was very kind to me and we were to be married in a few months, as his time in the service was nearly up. I do not know Kelly and never was acquainted with him. I saw Mr. Qninn yesterday afternoon, wben I moved from Pine street into this house. "I did not hear that he was dead until 3 o'clock this morning. I Had no idea that ( had anything to <lo with the quarrel and did not know of any trouble. I went to the Morgue to see his body. I was para lyzed and almost frantic when l heard that he was murdered. I never knew of his Laving a quarrel or that he had en emies. It was all a surprise to me. lie was the best friend I ever had and was a very fine man. He was secretary of the social club and in every way a nice man. "I was born and brought up in San Francisco. Yes, lam an American girl. I do not want my name or my picture in the newspapers, as I knew nothing of the quarrel which caused his death." Mamie K. Quinn is a woman 21 years old. She has chestnut hair, gray eyes and is below medium stature. Her home was with her parents at the Mission until three years ago. The social club which she mentioned in ncr talk is the Palm City Social Club, which organization has rooms on the sec ond floor of 514 Xearny street. As far as diligent inquiry can ascertain, the prime object of ttiis institution is to promote sociability among its members. Quite a number of en.isted men of the United States army belong to it for the reason perhaps that promotion of any kind in the reeular' army is very slow. Four soldiers of Battery E are said to be members, and Private Quinn was the secretary. Recently a rule was made tnat "no la aies" should be admitted to the social functions of the club. On the night of July 4 the members of tbe club enter tained themselves and admitted several guests of tbe other sex. and among these was Mamie Quinn. In the due course of promoting sociability a keg of beer and eight gallons of wine were served as re freshments. During the evening a dis pute arose in which the secretary's guest and another woman took a prominent part. Following words were blows and scratches and squalls. So since then the functions of sociability have been pro moted by the male members alone. The military investigation of the causes which induced the tra«edy at Black Point may convince the War Department that some attraction more alluring than the canteen or post exchange may be required to keep enlisted men on the reservation. The murder was officially reported yes terday moraing to General James W. Forsyth, commanding the Department of California. The report was made in due form ac cording to army regulations by Captain Anthony W. Vogdes, who commands the post at Fort Mason. There is scarcely a doubt that the murder was committed by James Kelly, a private belonging to the same battery. There is sure to be thorough inquiry by the military and civil authorities into the causes which led to the tragedy. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, JULY 12, 1896. WHY SLAVERY IN CHINATOWN LIVES, Fancy Prices Paid for Women Who Barter Their Souls. RECOBD OF ONE TEAR. Over Fourteen Hundred Chinese Landed at This Fort Dur ing 1895. NEARLY ONE HUNDBED WOMEN It Is Believed That 50 Per Cent of This Number Gained Admission by Fraud. Slavery a hundred times more degrad ing and disastrous in its effects than that which found its way into America more than a hundred years ago and which was perpetuated for nearly three-quarters of a century, continues to thrive and prosper in Chinatown. It was thought at one time th%t this heinous traffic — tbis barter ing and selling of human beings for vile purposes — bad been practically stamped out. Recent developments, however, would seem to indicate that the practice is carried on even more extensively than in the halcyon days of the Chinese certifi cate-forger. Every steamer from the Orient to this port has on board from five to ten Chinese womea, or rather girls, ranging in age from 12 to 20. For instance, the Coptic brought nine on her list trip and the Rio Janeiro seven. True, some of these women, as in nearly al 1 cases, failed to land because of a mis carriage of the plans of the "importer," but what is lost in return passage money is made ud many times in other ways. Dick \Villiam3, now under indictment by the Federal Grand Jury for fraudu lently landing Chinese, and whose sum mary dismissal from the Customs service was announced in The Call a few days ago, is responsible for the statement that since his retirement in April last more Chinese, men and women, have been landed at the port of San Francisco than during any similar period within the past two years. In view of the fact that Col lector Wise refuses to give for publication the number of Chinese landed during the year 1895, or for the fiscal year ending July 1, the claim set up by the ex-Chinese In spector is not capable of either proof or refutation, except in a general way. There is to-day in Chinatown, according to good authority, no less than 400 Chinese girls and young women leading lives of sin, the profits of which fall into the ca pacious pockets of Chinese firms and white aids. Those familiar with the peculiar traits of the San Francisco Chinese atfirm that they rarely ever sell their daughters for vile purposes, notwithstanding their greed for gold and the luxuries il can buy. If this statement be true, then the 400 girl and women slaves in Chinatown must come from over the sea. It has been established that ''the wife of a Chinese person other than a laborer who may be legally domiciled in the United States and whose legal status as such wife, as the marriage relation is understood in the United Slates, is established to the sat isfaction of the Collector of Customs at the port of her arrival, may be permitted to enter the United States." It is also held that the children of Chinese per-ons who may be born while such persons are legally domiciled in the United States, and who may have departed therefrom, may be permitted to land on their return when the Collector is satisfied that they were in fact born in United States territory. That these women come from some other place than San Francisco is not de nied. That there is an immense profit in the business may be readily seen when it is known that girls of 14 and 15 range in price from $700 to $1200. From sources other than Collector Wise it is learned that during the year 1895 no less than 1300 men and nearly 100 women landed at this port. A gentleman familiar with Custom-house affairs says that from 25 to 50 per cent of this nuniber have no legal ri^ht here. Under the old condition of affairs the average price paid for landing these peo ple was $200, but it now costs oniy about $75. On the assumption that one-fourtu of thoce who landed here iv 1895 did so I fraudulently, it is plain that somebody | cleared nbout $18,000. Add to tbis the price of the twenty-five women, atan aver age of $800 a head, and another neat sum results— $2<\ooo. or nearly $40,000 all tolo. i For the tirst six mouths of the present i year it is given out unofficially that 700 j Chinese have landed at this port. Of this number sixty-two were women. The heaviest part of the year's traffic is yet to come: so if the same proportion is kept up, anywhere from 1400 to 1500 Chinese will have landed at this not when Decem ber 31 next conies. Or the Chinese who visit the parent land during the year, not all return. Yet, as a matter of fact, there are more Chinese coming in than going out. Just how the thing is managed no one seems to know. It is practically impossi ble for Collector Wise to personally inspect the certificate of every Chinese, hence it follows that those under him, and the attorneys, must do the major portion of the work. Only a few days aeo a Chinese appeared at the Collector's office with the statement that he bad recently returned to San Francisco, and desiring to go to his place of business in the country, wanted some kind of a written document showing that he had a right to be in America. "Where is your certificate?" asked the Collector. "Accidentally burned in Hongkong," was the reply. "How did you land, then?" "On a merchant's certificate," answered the Celestial, and then it developed that this evidence was also iacking. Finally it was agreed that if the Chinese would fur nish a photograph the Collector of the Port would certify on the back that the bearer "said he was a merchant" and had landed here on a given day. Section 2 of the McCreary act says: When an application is made by a Chinaman i for entrance Into the United States ou the j ground that he was formerly engaged in this country as a merchant he should establish by the testimony of two credible wum-SMS other thitn Chinese the fact that he conducted such business as hereinbefore defined for at least one year before his departure from the United States, and that during such year he was not engaged in the performance of any manual labor except such as whs necessary In the con duct of his business as such merchant, and in default of such proof shall be refused landing. It is presumed that the Chinese above mentioned was properly identified by "two credible witnesses other than Chinese," or he could not have landed. But, on the other hand, the law makes a very clear provision for lost certificates. Duplicates may be obtained at any time on presenta tion of proof to the Collector of Internal Revenue that the party applying for the copy is the person named in the original certificate, ft appears that this was not done by the Chinese in question, and his failure to do 30 leaves room for consider able speculation. One of the most potent arguments ad vanced by those familiar with Chinese affairs that hundreds ot celestials, male j and female, fraudulently land at this port yearly, is that out of every shipload from one to ten Chinese are found who have no earthly right to land. They all have cer tificates of a kind, but they fail to pass muster when brought before the Collector. A round trip from China to San Fran cisco is expensive, and the return money must be in the ship company's hands be fore the "merchant," '"laborer," "wife" or "daughter" is allowed on board. It fol lows, therefore, that there must be some sort of assurance given tnat a successful landing will be made or the money-loving Chinese could never be induced to part with their gold. One of the practices at this port, and one which probably assists in deceiving the officers, is to allow local Chinese to go aboard ship any day from 12 to 1 and talk with their brethren from across the sea. It is said that the incoming Chinese are then coached in such a way as to almost defy the most careful cross-examination. There are always "reputable" white men willing to affirm anything, there being numerous examples of this during the past twelve monttas. Up to three weeks ago Louie Quong, the Chinese interpreter suspended at the time Dick Williams lost bis official head, was permitted to go aboard every China steamer and mingle with the Chinese pas sengers. Finally it occurred to Collector Wise that in view of Quong's suspension he could be dispensed with. Since the time mentioned the interpreter has made himself scarce around the Mail dock. It is thought by some that to this is due the failure .to land four Chinese women who came in the next steamer only to be sent back on the return voyage. It was com mon talk in customs circles that an ex ofhcial had agreed to land the four women for a well-known procuress on Jackson street, the consideration being $2700. In some way the scheme sprung a leak aud the intended slaves are now bounding over tue waves in the direction of the Flowery Kingdom. Similar cases happen with each steamer, hut'there are more "wives" and "daughters" landed than go back. The figures for the year 1896, if obtainable, will, therefore, be looked for with great interest by those concerned in such affairs. Incidentally it may be remarked that the fight between Collector Wise and Special Agent Moore is still- on. It is talked around the Federal building that Major Moore has his eye on one or two other inspectors and at the proper time will spring another big surprise. So far the special agent has won out in every instance, his most important victories be ing the dismissal of Cleary and Williams and the suspension of the latter's friend, Louie Quong. It is said that when the next United States Grand Jury convenes facts will be laid before them looking to the interpreter's indictment. In the meantime Chinese are being fraudulently landed from each incoming steamer. If Collector Wise could person ally examine each case it is believed that the alleged business would be stopped. GODFREY AT IT AGAIN. The Marine Fireman Swears Out a Warrant for .fames Muroney't Arrest. The love of James Godfrey, the marine fireman, for Catherine Nugent, the buxom proprietor of a lodging-house at 28 Minna street, will end in a tragedy. It was only last Monday that Godfrey appeared before Judge Campbell for dis turbing the peace, and tbe Judge then warned him that if he ever came before him again he would fix him so that he would not be able to annoy Miss Nugent again. The Judge was merciful, as Godfrey said he was to leave next day with tbe whale back steamer City of Everett. Yesterday morning Godfiey appeared In Judge Joachimsen's court and swore to a complaint charging James Maroney with assault to murder. Maroney and W. Tr.icey, Miss Nueent's accepted lover, are boarding at 28 Minna street and have both figured in Godfrey's numerous cases in the Police Courts. Godfrey said he was going along Minna street on his way to tht? steamer Mexico yesterday morning when Maroney fired a shot at him. The bullet whizzed past his head and nearly knocked off his hat. FIRI -ESCAPE CLIMBER. Burglary on the Third Floor of the St. Nicholas Hotel. A daring burglar successfully got away wiih $75, a gold watch and chain and a diamond collar button from the room of tester Herrick on the third floor of the Si. Nicholas Hotel, on Thursday night. The matter was reported at Police Head quarters, and Detect yes Silvev and Egan were detailed to investigate. They did so, and came to the conclusion that the burglar had climbed up the water-pipe to tbe rire escape on the Hayps-street side of the hotel. Then be climbed up tbe fire escape to the window of Herrick's room, opened it, and by that means was able to commit the burglary. There is no clew to tne burglar. ■" : ':'■■'■.:..■':[■'': ' ' ''■: .' ;./ . \--' ' NEW TO-DAY. .. " :'.'.::■'',...:>'•] .: ' . ' • ' ''klujfr i^Zri^K Few ladies can resist the temptation to buy what our prices offer. That's \^r* ISn. 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Dimity, Batiste and Grass $9 and SIO " A fine as- •■■•-- . | Linen Waists— sweliest patterns— all have CT"[ 17" W'A TQ'T'Q *- sortmentof : ■■■-.. - - ■■ : .- detachable ,4 collars and .bishop sleeves. OJ-JJIV- »» X\.±Ol .. . Silk Wals's SEPARATE SKIRTS, Fine Figured Mo- Perfect In every way. .- ,; • FOli £• X •©£? ;Z.f\ ' ar .J aurj In choice HALF PKII;E.- hair Separate Skirts | . rricos— ■Sl.3s.BSl.sO. »1 .75. \ •_' '■ C <TV>.OU»Iltl :^J) |v/ design —wide— lined with' rustle llnin;— velveteen bind- | .Star WuU s, the $'_and $2 50 quality, and all sizes, and made in the latest styles, marked Ing. l'rices. $2 25,"53 25... Worth double. .. ;" j all at on« price. $1 25; to c:os". '' ■ down lrom «8, $9 and *10 to $5, $8 30 and $7. " KELLY & LIEBES = = = = 120 Kearny Street- x Special attention given to Country Orders. Satisfaction guaranteed. * FUK FOES CALLED TO ARMS, Mayor Sutro 'Says the Battle Must Be Pre pared For BEFORE NEXT CONGRESS. The Original Committee of Fifty to Convene on Thurs day. HUNTINGTON'S LAST DITCH. His Only Hope Now Is in Influencing Legislators in December Next. Mayor Sutro has already begun prepara tions for renewing the tight against the funding bill, and has called a meeting of the committee of fifty, the organization which has made itself so thoroughly felt during the battle before the last session of Congress, to be' held in his office at the City Hall on Thursday morning next at 10 o'clock. Mayor Sutro firmly believes that the time when an enemy seems to sleep is the time to be most alarmed, and will urge the committee tot>egiu preparing its ammuni tion for a terrific struggle during the ses sion of Congress that opens at Washing ton during tha first week in next Decem ber. He says that this will be the dying gasp of his old enemy, the "octopus," and that if it failed in its atteraut to foist the fund ing bill on Congress the attempt will never again be made. "Though most people say that the fund ing bill is dead," said the Mayor yester day, "I know better. I know t:iat old ras cal Huntington and his crew too well to believe that he is going to let that meas ure on which he has spent thousands — yes, hundreds of thousands of dollars — go by the board without making a desperate effort to saddle it on this Nation. ''His- kind work while honest people sleep, and he has shown many times tjlat when he is quiet he is merely cooking up a scheme to mate his fight stronger than ever. But we will beat him, just as we have done before. "I figure it this way. Huntington knows that with the plank in the Demo cratic platform apainst the funding bill and a like plank sure to be in the Populist platform that the chances of Congress being — after next election — more favorable than the present are very slim, and he will make every effort to push his thieving bill through before the newjy elected legisla tors can come into office. He must be met with a bold front and a battle that will drive him back defeated. "Every man who has the good of the country at heart should begin now urging on his representative in Congress the neces sity of defeating the bill for the last time. "The committee of fifty will bombard Congress with ami-funding literature as it did before, and while I know that the fight will be a haru one I believe that we will win out. J> ___^______^__ BOOKED IOR BURGLARY. The Three Men Who Broke Into the Residence of Mrs. Cohnrclch, on Eddy street, Are Charged. The men who were placed in the '•tanks" at the City Prison for the bur glary at Mrs. Cohnreich'a residence, 611 Eddy street, last Thursday morning, were booked yesterday morning. They are Ike Benjamin, a heavy-weight lifter in the Montana dive on Kearny street; John Guilders, alias Travers, who earns a livplihood in the dives by allowing men to break rocks on his chest with a hammer, and Harry Cohen, who has been convicted of petty larceny. Benjamin had the coolness to notify Mis. Cohmeich on Wednesday that her HEW TO-DAT-DRTjGOODS^ .^___^^-_-^~ _^ DRESS GOODS! DRESS GOODS! extraordinaryTflring elega¥Tdress goods! ELEGjNT DRESS GOODS ! Commencing Monday, July 13th, and continuing during the balance of this month, we will offer EXTRAORDINARY VALUES in COLORED AND BLACK DRESS GOODS. NOTE THE PRICES! 50 pieces 52-INCH NOVELTY SUITINGS, in a great variety of colorings, all new goods — ...... sOc per yard Regular price $1.00. . 75 pieces 48-INCH NOVELTY CHECKS, all wool, and silk and wool, the newest colorings and styles. • 75c per yard Worth $1.00 and $1.2 5. 86 pieces ALL-WOOL DIAGONALS (in Navys and Black only), full 50 inches in width. . ... . sOc per yard Regular value 85c. 27 pieces GENUINE FRENCH DIAGONAL (wide wale), M 48 inches wide, in Browns, Greens, Blues, Cream and Black ............ . . . . .v. . . 75c per yard r Worth $1.25. 5 eases 46-INCH FRENCH AND ENGLISH SERGES, in all the new colorings, also Black. —— y sOc per yard "" Worth 75c. NOTE.— above are all NEW GOODS, ported by us direct from the manufactur- ers, and at the prices quoted are exceptional bargains. 111, 113, 115, 117, 119, 121 POST STREET. house was to be entered by burglars that night and call next mornins and «et $10 for giving her the information. He also told Detectives Dillon and Crockett that a cans; of Eastern crooks was to break into the house, but did not apparently imagine that they would watch the house. Benja min wss alJowpd to go by the detectives, but when the true facts came out he was arrested yesterday morning. Childers and Cohen say that .Benjamin induced them to go to the house by telling them it was occupied by his father. Rolla Donnelly, a boy 17 years of age, was also booked for vagrancy. Benjamin told the detectives that the "boy was em ployed by the gang to go to houses beg ging in the daytime so as to find out which should be selected for breaking into. The barn owl when she has young brings a mouse to her nest about every twelve minutes; and as she is actively employed both at evening and dawn, and as both male and female hunt, forty mice a day are a low computation for the total capture. BRAND NEW A HIGH PICK GRADE up BICYCLES $60. All Standard High Grade Wheels, Up to Date in Every Particular. 23"VJtJJb-t7P" WSBZIZj WWLt FOR ONK YEAR. Don't Miss This Opportunity. PACIFIC COAST AGENTS FOR "THE FOWLER" The Original Truss Frame. The Most Highly Finished Bicycle « in the World. PRICE $100. Cash or Installments. THESUCCESS OF THE SEASON THE LADIES GSM ROOM —^— OB" THE PALACE HOTEL DIRECT ENTRANCE FROM MARKET ST. • OPEN CMTII. MIDNIGHT. NEW WESTERN HOTEL. KEAKNY AND WASHINGTON 3TS.-RJB. modeled and. renovated. KING. Ward Ana European plan. Kooms 50c to »1 50 per day ii to *8 per week, $8 to t3O per moatn: tree bit nY hot and cold water every room: n" re Kratas^lii every room: ; elevator ram till night ■;■;■■ *™ * la : Buy direct from manufacturers and save 40%. fIMYY MaTit<Bl " 111 I A Xl City aall Square. *#ll 111 J. & F. ftJititj^LjKß.