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The Buckleyites Open Their
Campaign at a Big
Their Big Guns Hotly Claim to
Represent the Sure-Enough
Will Appeal From the Supreme Court
to the People and S;e Who
Are the Democrats.
The Buckley Democracy which, with
the Populists as allies and with Joseph I.
Dimond us leader, has become the "Anti-
Charter" party of the local campaign,
held its big ratification meeting at Odd
Fellows' Hall last night.
In the many speeches that kept the en
thusiasm rou.-ed the charter was much de
JOSEPH L DIMOND, Candidate for Mayor, Assails the New
Charter From the Rostrum.
nounced in fiery phrases, which drew |
cheers and hisses from the audience.
Every speaker gloried that he was with >
the real Democracy of San Francisco, and
the junta and the Supreme Court were
peppered with hot shot.
In spite of rival Democratic mass-meet
ings, the auditorium was failed and half 1
the gaLery seats were occupied, the crowd !
being much greater than at the frosty
Itainey ratification the other night.
Tuere were some able speakers, music, a
few ladies and much "real, old-fashioned
under-dojr Democracy" at the affair. The
last-named element was largely furnished |
by a procession, 300 strong, that Gathered !
on Tar Fiat, lined up behind a band and j
marched to the hah with whoops and a j
forest of transparencies readme: "James
G. Magnire Club, 28th Asm'y Dist.";
"Lawrence Conlon for Assemoly, '.'Sth
Dist."; "Silver Is the Poor Man's
Money"; "Diamond for Mayor," and so
OS. The old silken banner of the famous
Hickory Club was relieved of its cobwebs
and proudly given fresh air once more.
Many of the Populists were there, but
they hau no partnership in the meeting.
They will ratify nearly the same ticket
next Wednesday night."
'lhe stage was crowded with candidates,
banners and nags. Joseph Rothschild,
president of the general committee, ex
pressed pride in the ticket and introduced
as chairman of the evening Dr. James I.
Stanton, who was loudly cheered. He
tha' they were there fighting for the
cause of Democracy and against an instru
ment designed to tane the elective f an
chise from over 60,000 citizens by making
the Mayor a Czar. The speaker referred
to the "Monarch of the Dailies,"wheieat a
s:orm of hisses arose.
Joseph I. Dimond was cheered again
and at am, ana nearly every sentence he
spoke wa- a>. V'lauded. His vigorous ad
cress was in effect as follows:
He must be of colder blood than the Celtic i
blood which flows in my veins who could ■
sand unmoved in tbe face of ihe reception |
you have given me. But tins reception is not j
for me, but for the official and the candidate.
I am your candidate because the people ap
prove my service.
I feel honored by the nomination. You may
have heard some doubts that lam really in
the fight. I am gratified at having now my
first public ppp'-rtunity to say to my friends
that 1 am in the *ight to stay until the' last bal
lot is cast, [riieers and tries," We are in the
fi?ht with you."l
I wili tut oriefly refer to some things I would !
like to discuss at greater length. It has been '.
questioned v. hich is tne true local Democratic i
party. There is one true test. The true Demo- !
cratic party in this City is the party in favor of
vim ■n(t William J. nnings Bryan in the Presi- j
dential chair. Our platform briefly is, first, j
that we are opposed to any law that will
hamper the rignts of any citizen. Our second
Important plank is that tbe new charter shall
be crushed.
I tipper before you as tbe candidate of the
Silver Democratic party. We are this year
nearer lo the people than ever before, and lam
proud to be the People's party candidate as
well as the Democratic candidate.
Tbe Supreme Court has said that we are not
the Democratic party. Now we will appeal
from that decision to the people, who will say
in November who are the Democratic party.
We reiiffirin the work of ihe Chicago conven
tion. Has the other side done to? Out of this
movement must come the Democratic party of
the tunire or the Democratic party will die.
There is before us a great question which is'
lhe most important local issue of this cam
laign. If this new charter is adopted by the
iieople they will mate 'heraselves slaves of the
bosses, li will enable bosses and corporations
to put on your necks a band you will not be
able to throw off. Have you considered the
position the charter places the Mayor in, and
the position it paces you in? It takes from
you the privilege of naming your own officers
and Rive* it to one man with 3000 people to
bold him in power. It is un-American and un
It even tells you where you shall educate
rour children and where you shall not educate
them. It tells the citizens of this land that
even thoueh they are Americans for ten gen
erations and come here and live and labor,
they cannot be employed in our public schools.
They say the charter can be amended. How?
First Is required the votes of nine Supervis
ors; second, three-fifths of the people; third, a
majority of both houses oi the Legislature. Do
you think it could ever be nmended?
I have been told that I represent the people
who aie responsible for the split in the Demo
cratic party, and taat il our enemies are suc
cessful we will be to b'.atne. Now I will tell a
story that has not been told before. Three
months ago, before I was an aspirant for any
office. I thought that 1 would individually be
Justified In tryinf to bring about a union of
tbe party. I waited on several friends in this
wing of the party and suggested that five
honorable, eminent and disinterested Demo
crats be asked to lake the party completely in
their own hands and create a new organiza
tion at an open primary controlled by them.
Your leaders quickly accepted the proposi
tion. I suggested tenator White, James G.
Maguire and M. F. Tarpey as three. I went to
the other side, and, while they couldn't raise
any objection, they said they would see me
later. They haven't seen me yet. The only
kind of harmony they would have was, "You
step out and we'll step in."
We, with the people and the People's party,
will sweep on to a glorious victory in Novem
The Balfian Quartet sang, and thnn'Fleet
F. Strotner, candidate for Auditor, fol
lowed. He said much for the platform
and ticket and got in a whack at James D.
Pheian, the Rainey candidate, when he
said: "Our candidate, tne Hon. Joseph I.
Dimond, is not a millionaire, is not a
banker, is not an aristocrat and is not a
gold bug. He is a Bryan and silver Demo
Robert Ferral of the judicial ticket
turned himself loose for a few minute 3.
Portions of his speech are as follows:
Fellow-Democrats : I believe there is no law
against talking that way, even if we didn't get
on tbe ticket as Democrats, although it is an
hour or two since I rend the last Supreme
X-'ouri decision and I don't know what the law
really is. But, alter all, it doesn't make a fel
low a Democrat to call him oue or put his
name on the ticket. We are fighting each
other when we ought to be going into battle
shoulder to shoulder. I gave what influence f
could to the efforts of our next Mayor to secure
party harmony, bat when the time came I
said: "Here is where my duty calls me, sink
or swim, 1 wasn't born yesterday and I've
battled tor the Democratic party since before
many of you were born, yet I find to-day, after
all I've done, that I can't put my name on the
ticket as a Democrat.
We got the worst of a decision by one . vote,
didn't we 7 Well, so did Samuel J. lilden. So
did the income tux. But we'll battle on until
we get the best of it by thousands of votes.
There isn't a man on our ticket with a stain
on his name. Our platform rings with the old
truths of the Democratic party, snd it rings
with the name of Bryan. It declares for equal
rights to all and special privileges to none, and
it is in favor of religious liberty.
W. G. Burke, candidate for Superior
Judge, said that the ticket was nominated
by a convention of 450 citizens, above
whom rose no shadow of religions
bigotry. • ;
Joseph Leggett, also of the judicial
ticket, made vigorous assertions that be
was with the , true Democratic party and
would stay with his friends. He d eclared
the charter, to be one of the most un
democratic documents ever presented to
the suffrages of a free people.
George I). Giliespie, candidate for Super
visor, vigorously described the party as
the anti-monopoly party and the one rep
resenting the people. . ....'" ,;,
T. Carl Spelling, candidate for City and
County Attorney, in the course of his
speech denounced the charter as an "ag
gregation of abominations," abunglesome
instrument, one presenting more depart
ures from the common law than the four
codes of California, and one that would
precipitate fifty years of litigation.
The quartet sang and the meeting ended.
" m " " '" ■■ ;
It Would Have Bien Awkward for
the Populists to Jo n.
The ratification was not a joint af
fair of the Buckleyitss and Populists, as
might have been expected from the suc
cess of Buckley's fusion. At a meeting of
the Buckley candidates the other night
it was proposed to make it a joint affair,
but all the candidates who had got left on
the Populist indorsement got up and
howled at the proposition. It really would
have been very awkward, as it was soon
Tom Egran, Senatorial candidate in the
Seventeenth, who lost the indorsement,
declared hotly that he would not be
canghtdead in the same hall with"my ma
lodorous opponent, Sam Braunhart," and
T. Carl Spelling, who was turnen down for
H. T. Creswell in the indorsement for
City and County Attorney, asked how it
would lootc for him to sit on tne stage in
side bis rival, "who happened to have the
money and the positions to buy an in
doisement from a Populist convention al*
though he is a gold bug."
There is a current story behind this hot
shot, whatever may be in the story.
Spelling, the Buckleyite candidate, was
certainly plated for the indorsement up to
evening. Ttie story which many are re
peating is that pome of Creswell 'b friends,
especially the Gallaghers, got in among
the delegates and accompanied their
solicitations for votes with a suspicion
that they might be appointed on the elec
tion boards by Mr. Creswell and so earn
$40 apiece. However this may be. Spell
ing's majority was turned into a minority
in short order, and the Rainey candidate
eot the indorsement
Ex-Supervisor P. F. Dundon has finally
and wholly bolted the Buckley camp, and
for the time is out in the cold as an inde
pendent citizen.
All the municipal conventions except
Pat Dolan's appearing to be over the poli
ticians are excited about the indorsement
oi tat organised liquor-dealers. It is aaid
that the last of the several hundred candi
• dates has filed his application for indorse
' ment and stirred iis boots for a pull on
f thia important outfit.
The liquor Interest is organized for this
i campaign as it has never been organized
> before and it promises to cut a bigger
figure than it ever has before. Five allied
1 associations have created an executive
'. committee which will pick out a liquor
, men's ticket from among the candidates,
i Thirt executive committee is an important
political convention in effect and it is
! composed as follows:
Officers— Chairman, J. P. Edoff; vice-chair
man, John Nobruan; treasurer, D. B. Faktor;
secretary, W. T. O'Brien; assistant, secretary,
C. Michener; attorney, G. W. Baker.
Delegates: California gtate Protective Asso
ciation—J. P. Edoff, Joseph M. Lowe, John
German saloon-keepers— John Hagler, Cap
tain Siebert, D. B. Faktor.
Retail Grocers' Association— John C. Nob
man, John Lacnman, J. H. Harje.
San Fraucisco Bruncn No. 2, C. 8. P. A.— J. B.
Gariand, T. M. Ferguson, \V. T. O'Brien.
Brewers' Protective Association— C. B. Stone,
F. T. Schuster, H. Wreden.
It is the plan to not announce the ticket
until a very few days before election.
Meantime the investigation of candidates
by special committees is going on.
"We estimate this vote to be worth 12,000
votes in San Francisco," said a prominent
| officer of the association yesterday. "There
\ are about 4600 licensed liquor-dealers in
i San Francisco. Each oue m these is cer
tainly worth another vote or two on
the average, by a conservative estimate.
The brewery interest represents 1700 votes
in addition. Then tnere is the wholesale
interest, with tbe many people concerned
in one way or another.
"Thia vote will stand together practically
solid. We are non-partisan and simply
care that our candidates are acceptable
I men from our own standpoint. We have
>no particular issues to urge. We are like
| Jeft Davis, all we want is to be let alone."
This is the political power before which
the candidates are tumbling over one
another to kow-tow to. It is generally
understood that Dimond will be the Candi
das for Mayor.
James D. Phelan has noted the wind 9
and on the eround of good taste has let
up in nis active advocacy of the new char
ter. He thinks it would not look well for
him to ask ior more power for the Mayor
when he is a candidate for tuat office.
Buckleyites and Kellyltes Find
Themselves In the Same Box.
Followers of Buckley are about the
streets looking very sad at the prospects
of a hard wiuter and no possible chance
for a chance at the public treasury. When
t»ie Buckley ticket was denied a place on
the official ballot by the Supreme Court it
killed the last hope of those politicians
for a chance to fatten on the plethoric
coffers of the City treasury ; consequently
the Buckley runners are sorry that they
had not the lore>ieht io ideutify them
selves with the Junta managers, who have
tbe only living show for success.
In the Republican party the Kelly-Ma
honeyites are in much the t-ame predica
ment. They feel a great deal like the man
who played pedro all summer and then
had to wear a linen duster all winter. The
saddest part of the whole thing was that
the adverse decision which blighted all
their expectation* was followed the next
day by a rain. As one of them disconso
lately remarked, "Double misfortunes
never come singly."
The "Swan," "Ideal," "Crown" and "Lead
er" are the best fountain pens in the world.
The stationery department of Sanborn, Vaildi
Co. are special »geuts in this City. «
C. L. Taylor Club Organized.
The C. L. Taylor Republican Club was
permanently organized in Scottish Hall
Friday evening, the following officers being
elected to hold during the present cam
paign: William Urquhart, chairman; W.
C. Cook, secretary ; John Reed, treasurer;
P. Fraser, Peier Miller, T. J. WeJsh, J. E.
McCormac, Georee Buzzini and A.
Cameron, vice-presidents. Angus Mc-
Cioud, A. Lauriston, R. S. Falconer, W.
J. O'Brien. A. Graham, George Davidson,
George D;ni;wald, J. A. Landlin and W.
R. Eaton, executive committee.
Death of Mr». E. T. Grosh.
Mrs. E. T. Grosh died Thursday morning, In
thia City, at the family residence, 3000 Cali
fornia street. The death was a sudden one,
although not entirely unexpected, as the de
ceased bad been ailing ior a number of years.
Mrs. Grosh was the widow of the late Samuel
Grosh and her quiet, unostentatious bene
volences were very many. She came here via
the isthmus in 1852, and made this City her
home continuously.
Peddlers Jubilant.
The Peddlers' Association met last evening
at Teutonia Hall, and was jubilant over the
success of its attorneys, Treadwell and
Sweeney, in having the law repealed that
forced peddlers to we.ir badge.'. Over 500 mem
bers attended and a motion was made to call
ail of the 1400 members together by next
Thursday evening to indorse certain candi
dates for election. Mr. O'Connor was elected
Fell From Hi» Buggy.
Charles Vocke, a pork-packer, residing at
486 Eighth street, fell from nis buggy on Ful
ton and Pierce streets Friday evening in an epi
leptic fit and died a few hours later In the Re
ceiving Hospital. His skull was fractured.
A California Naval Cadet
For the first time in twelve years the candidate for admission to the United Btates
Naval Academy at Annapolis from the Second Congressional District of this State
has successfully passed the required physical and scholastic examination on the first
trial. Arthur Clark of Stockton, the son of Railroad Commissioner William R. Clark,
is the successful candidate. Arthur is a native son of the Golden West, born in
Stockton in 1879. He is a graduate of Hoitt's Military Academy, Burlingame, Ban
Mateo County. Physically he is a perfect specimen of manhood, while intellectually
he i 3 fully able to cope with the best product of the Eastern academies and colleges.
He is the youngest in a class of 160 applicants, only five of whom were successful.
Arthur will undoubtedly uphold the honor of his native Btate while at Annapolis,
and should necessity demand his services he will be found in the front rank, as he is
all heart, and will be a worthy follower of that grand old Admiral Farragut of whom
America is bo proud.
Strange Story of the Man
Who Shot Himself
on His Ranch.
He Embezzled a Million From
the Four Railway Magnates
Years Ago.
Kept Copies of Tell-Tale Books and
Was Able to Defy His
When John Miller, the man who bilked
the big four out of a million dollars back
in the hey-days of the seventies, lay
down in the shadow of his vines and rig
tree 3 and put a pistol ball through his
brain he did tbe thing essential to prop
erly cap a most improper but Tery re
markable career.
To bilk Collis P. Hnntington and Stan
ford and Crocker and Mark Hopkins out
of $1,000,000 ought to be distinction, if not
honor, enough for one man. And so it
seemed to be for John Miller. For after
doing so, and even while they kept him
captive in one of the secret chambers of
their own bastile at Fourth and Townsend
streets, challenging them to do their
worst, and being at last released and told
to go free, and even to take with him a
large part of his plunder, he went
almost directly out of the whirl
of a brilliant career in the City
to the seclusion of a ranch in the Sacra
mento Valley and there remained, almost
forgotten, until the sounds of the pistol
shot by which he terminated his career
Thursday morning directed attention to
him again.
Miller came to this coast at the close of
the war. a young man under a cloud. He
was a Virginian and had served in tbe
Confederate army, brilliantly they said,
earning spurs and shoulder-straps,
but still having only escaped a
disgraceful death as the result
of a sentence of court - martial
throuzh the energetic efforts of influential
friends. That was told concerning him
as a fact, but lacking in detail it did not
weigh against him. Besides those were
days when private character was not
much inquired Into — people being too
deeply steeped in the fascinating diver
sion of becoming rich.
Sacramento was then the headquarters
of the railroad enterprise which was hold
ing the attention of the world. The pul
sations of the big business that had its
center there were felt through the whole
In tbe throng of young men they at
tracted came John Miller, and he applied
for work at the office of the Contract and
Finance Company, building the Central
Pacific Railroad with the money of the
He was about 25 years of age, tall, slim,
of light complexion, quiet, aliuo-t reti
cent, in manner, eviuently well bred, but
having that in his blue eye that told of
He was given a clerkship, and in a few
years bis salary had leaped to $15,000 per
annum. He had ideas about bow things
could be done better than they had been
uone before. Still, maintaining his modest
demeanor through the whole rarid course
of 11 is development, he stepped lightly up
from the desk of a $300 a month book
keeper to tbe rank of the most trusted
employes of the company. He becam« an
oracle in its councils, and was given direct
ing charge of the whole business.
He came to San Francisco and built for
himself a magnificent residence on Nob
Hill — the residence which is now Frtd
C. P. Huntin?ton had been making his
big fight at Washington against Tom
Scott of the Pennsylvania company and
bis Atlantic and Pacific subsidy scheme.
Mr. Scott's defeat cost Mr. Huntington
$1,700,000 so he said, but still he succeeded,
and in the flush of his triumph, or rather
in the weariness of his spirit as tbe result
oi his long battle, he came to San Fran
Tuey entertained him well. He waa a
bigger man than he had ever been, and
others were eager to show him honor.
Stanford, Crocker, Hopkins, Colton — all
gave him and each other magnificent din
ners, and to them all John Miller was in
vited. Although not one of them, merely
an employe. Miller was treated fairly as
an equal, so valuable bad be proved him
He now undertook In one stroke not
only to sbow his appreciation, but to
prove how well he deserved their consid
eration he would give them an illustra
tion of how a Southern gentleman of
means could play the host. His dinner
eclipsed the best efforts of all the others.
The president of the company, who had
come out here to rest from the labor of
spending over $1,500,000 in a single winter,
was dazzled by the splendor of the fur
nishings of Mr. Miller's home. While he
laughed at the table jests and responded
with evident gratification to the flattering
of the toasts, all the while he was thinking
"How much does the secretary of the
Construction Company receive?" he asked
of Colton next day.
Colton named the neat sum of $15,000 a
"But with that money I cannot under
stand how a man may buy such statuary,
build such a house and furnish it in such
Colton suggested that there were ways
by which a man with ouch a salary might
supplement it. An inquiry was set on
foot, but it could not be discovered that
Mr. Miller had made any successful in-
On the contrary, it was found that he
owned a number of very valuable pieces
of land, among them a few choice City
lots, a tract of ten acres of beautiful land
near Linda Vista, besides a ranch or two.
Then it was suggested that he be sent
away for a while. The affairs of an agent
of the company some distance away was
suggested as requiring attention, and
Miller was given the delicate task. No J
sooner was he out of town than J. 08.
Gunn, expert, was turned loose among
the books of the Construction Company.
Some friend advised Miller by wire and
he attempted to get out of reach. He was
captured, however, by the company's
detectives near Bakersneld, and secretly
brought back to this City, taken to Fourth
and Townsend streets, and through the
little secret stairway was led into the ex
tra private rooms on the second floor that
bad been reserved for the doing of things
about which the public must not know.
The key was turned and there they kept
Mr. Miller for six weeks, the impression
being allowed to get abroad that he had
escaped to Hawaii. Mr. Gunn went
on with his work and when be had
finished they told Miller what they had
found — that he was an embezzler in the |
sura of a million or thereabout. They
Wbre very severe with him at first, declar
ing a fixed purpose to send him to San
Quentiu for life.
To this Miller very coolly replied : "If
you send me I will carry you along. Do
you suppose I have been such a fool as not
,o have prepared myself for a possibility
of this kind? 1 have simply appropriated .
my share of some stealings. You have
been bigger thieves than 1 could ever hope
to be. \ou have plundered the Govern
ment, you have let contracts to yourselves
at outrageous figures, and you have de
stroyed the bocks and tbink there is no
evidence against you. But I was not such
a fool. I have copies of those books."
Mr. Colton, who was the diplomatist of
the company and with whom the busi
ness of gaining a confession and a trans
fer of the property from Miller was left,
reported this to the quartet, and they
were, of course, surprised and alarmed.
But they sent him back to threaten again
and express unbelief. But Miller simply
said : "I have copies of those books and
proofs of all your stealings. Send me to
San Quentin if you want to."
But they didn't want to. They wanted
now, first of all, to learn if it was true that
he had the books; if so, to gain possession
of them. Whin Colton asfced him where
the books were he answered that that was
his affair. He furnished them copies of
documents sufficient to prove to them that
he really did have them and from that
moment they dropped their threatening
It got abroad that Miller was being keot
a prisoner in the big brick building and
such a bowl wan raised that he was re
leased and allowed to go home, but under
the surveillance of tbe company's detect
ives. And so this matter of a $1,000,000
defalcation blew over. Just what the
terms of settlement were has never been
made Known.
Miller gave up a large part of his hold
ings, but was permitted to still retain a
fortune. In exchange, it is understood
that be gave up the copies of the books
that be had. On tbe othor band there
was to be no prosecution. Both sides
kept to their agreement and a division
was made between tbe big four of what
had been turned over by Miller. His resi
dence went to Charles Crocker and the
ten acres at Linda Vista to Stanford.
Miller went down into tbe Sacramento
Valley, and, so far as San Francisco was
concerned, dropped out of sight There,
however, he b- came known as a progres
sive rancher and oillar of the church. He
was elected superintendent of a Sunday
school, and was highly esteemed by all
When the commission ol inquiry as to
the affairs of tbe Central Pacific came out
here in 1886 none of the railroa i mag
nates knew where Miller bad gone to.
This was unsatisfactory, however, and he
was finally allowed to be brought to the
City to testify.
Notwithstanding his connection with
the Sunday-school, he declared on the
stand that he knew nothing of all those
things, the knowing of which allowed him
subsequently to shoot himself to death
□pon his own ranch, instead of concluding
his liie in San Quentin.
Miller was married to a wealthy widow
of Sacramento, but in the midst of his
financial troubles a woman came here
from the East, claiming him as her bus
band and declariug that his name was
Woodruff Miller. That scandal was also
lived through, though Miller has since
been known as Woodruff Miller. His
death no doubt removes a thorn from the
pillow of the Southern Pacific.
used in
will keep you free from
all Winter long
"Brain Fag"
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from long continued illness, Excessive
Physical or Mental Application, Exhaust-
ing Drains upon the system beyond its
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with No. 10, the famous Specific for
Dyspepsia; indigestion, weak
stomach, bad taste, coated tongue, offen-
sive breath, loss of appetite and dull,
heavy stupid feeling, rising of water or
food after eating.
Scores of sufferers have been restored
to Life, Health and Vigor, by the use of
Specifics No. 24 and No. 10.
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of Diseases Fbee at youb Druggists or
Mailed oh Request.
Small bottles of pleasant pellets, fit the yes;
pocket. Sold by druggists, or sent on receipt of
25 cents or five for $1. Humphreys' Med. Co..
Cor. William & John sts., New York.
0 $50,000 worth of Merchandise to be O
X sold this week while it lasts at less X
J' than it can be produced — at less than
1 ! you've ever known or heard tell of. We I | !
,1, want to unload. We want to selL We ,|
would rather lose 50 per cent of the |
ii I value of our goods and be busy than to j
M carry them to the end of the season and ( j
' lose more when nobody wants them, j
U* TRADE is DULLER to=day than it has j
ju been in ten years. We know it; you j,
IT f know it. But it will be lively enough j
w Monday when you see the crowds at J
"The Maze" fighting for stuff they'll {
' ! never get again. '!
Dress Goods The Great J
< ! Sale. Cloak Sale. t
( , Never again we hope will it be pos : hen we get ready to Jet stuff out .( *
: sible for an American merchant to something is going to fall. You'll f
■ offer American merchandise at such hear the report from your neighbors i
ruinous prices. if you don't come yourself. ' S
Double-fold Mixed Dress Goods.S^c |10 PluBh o^^^ and braided ft ,
11 ! Doub e-fo a Tartan Pi.U f .....,8J<c , and edgerwith Baltic seal.. fl '
; Double-fold Scotch Mixtures.... Me . Ladies' Black Cloth Jackets for..
.. ,-, _, . . .., -, t, •„„ *1O Jjaaies Black Cloth Jackets for. . 1
|, 44-inch Brocaded Black Diess 83"
Wf »»; G^ S " V '"«i! '-'law/ "of« Lots of 40 and 42 sizes for big if
38-inch German Cheviot Suitings.2sc women. il
U 44-inch Arlington Storm Serges. 10 Tan Jackets, made of kersey, but- !!
38-inch American Novelty Suit- ton to the neck, new sleeve and J
jings.... ............V... ..:... 3«c back;...J..... ........... .......*S ii
60-inch Imported Cheviots. ...... 4«c $i2solrish Frieze Jackets lor $7.«0 It
100 pieces Fancy and Black Novelty They are price wonders. I
, Dress ; Goods & Oc. Goods that Qur Novelty j acke ta an d Capes from • J
sold as high as $1 the yard. gloto g 20 will coat you double \] '
52-inch Black or Blue Serges 50c downtown. We don't ask you to Ji
; Always been our 750 bargain buy, we simply want you to com- 81
leader. pare our prices with the others,
il $160 quality Black Crep0n5...... 65c ; and if we don't beat them all to ft
l " 75c and $1 Novelty Stuffs, fancy black . hollow, why, go there ' and pur- It
fabrics, from 40 to 54 inches wide, '. chase. ' 1
( | in all the new Bourette, Boucle --'- ( [
t and fancy weaves, worth double.
i <^«ILrC $20 Baltic Seal Capes f0r.........^10 |(
f *^Ill\.l5» $25 Baltic Seal Capes f0r..... 512.50
I i 50 pieces Colored Japanese Silks. »sc These are 30 inches long. ,i
IM 26 pieces Fancy Waist Silks. 39c Ladies' Figured Black Alpaca Skirts '
50 pieces Fancy Warp Silks, in black ........................ ....$3.50 1
< * and color effects.... soc and 50c Ladies' Silk 5kirt5....... 510 to $35 j»
1 f 27-inch Black Ducnesse :.'..:;..... 1 51 New Tailor-made 5uit5.:............. "
I __ ...: ......:SIO, $15, $30 ii
I |
<ft Come in. You don't have to buy, . If 1
but you will the moment your eye We want to sell and we will sell, ii
'< i- rests upon these silks. We defy every and you'll buy if you come in. The j
!? ' and any one to meet prices. v J prices are incredibly low. ]|
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. 1 ■ Off THE
Of Liverpool, England, on the 3 1st day of Decem-
ber, A. IV 1595, and for the year endtn on that
day, as made to the Insurance Commissioner of
the State of I allfornia. pursuant to the provisions
of Sections 610 and 611 of the Po^cal Code, con-
densed as per blank - furnished cy the Commis-
Amount of capital stock, paid op __„.,„ ._
In cash f1.8<8,510 00
Real estate owned by company ... $4,967,549 94
loans on bondu and gages — 8,572,312 94
Cash market value of all stocks ____„. ._
and bonds owned b company.... 26.776,334 42
Amount of loans secured by pledge -„
. of bonds, stocks and other mar-
ketable securities a* collateral 5,859,765 75
Cash In company's 0ffice........ ... m 4,026 16
Cashin bank 5......... ..-.:.... 2,533,157 08
Imprest due - and accrued on all
•'stocks and 10an5:........... .:... 306,667 60
Interest due and accrued on bonds .
■ and m0rtgage5 .....'... .."...V...... v 78,368 60
Premiums In due course of c011ec-
ti0n............: 685.733 14
Total assets .........:.. .$49,782,915 93
Losses adjusted and nnpald, losses
In process of adjustment or in
suspense, losses resisted, includ- ■
ing expen5e5....;.............-... 618,115 00
Gross premiums on fire risks run- .
ning one year or lrsi, *7,7 86.650;
insurance 50 uer cent.....:.... 3,893,325 00
Grow premiums on fire risks run- .
" ning more than one year. $6,693,-
-177; reinsurance pro rata.:....... 3,451,690 00
Amount deposited by the insured
on perpetual lire Insurance p01i-
cie5...... ............... -.■::.■-■ 216,399 68
Liability under life tment 25,816.046 39
Cash dividends remaiuln; unpaid 27,629 64
All o her demands against the • . .-■..-
-c0mpany.......................... 132,566 41
Total liabilities .$34.185 672 02
in com •■:, ~~~
Net cash actually received for fire
•■ premiums .............'..........'..910,236,000 00
Received ' for' Interest : and divi- .
dends on bonds, stocks, loans, and
from all other 50urce5...........; 685,000 00
Received for transfer fee 5.......... 303 00
Total 1nc0me.... ......v:.......!ii0,8Ji,303 0J
.-;• ■■■' EXPENDITURES. /;^ |
Net amount paid for fire losses $6,698,660 00
Dividends to stockholders ......;. v 1,095 797 50
Paid or allowed for commission or -
broker paid for salaries, fees :
■ and other < charges for - officers,
•.•• clerics,* etc., paid for state, Na-
tional and local taxes 8,391.804 16
Total expenditures .$10.181.261 66
: ' ." LOSSES. :•:■ ■>'■ -Vv .-.;■; *.."U-.
Incurred during the year by fire... $5,693,660 00
' '■ '-' •-■■■■' ''■■-".•'* I ■■' "■•■ ."- JIRB : I . PBKMIDM.
Net amount of - ~ ~~^ ~~
risks written : <
during the year. $2549,962,190 $10,236,000 00 !
Net amount of " V -• • •
• ' risks expired ■'■■■■-■ L^.*.-.;:;
during the year. . 2,468,754,630 10,169,615 00 i
Net amount In : ... .' . ' . „',.„..,.
force December . • . ■ : :>
. 31, 1895.V..;..- 4 2,870.793,291 14,479.827 86
■ - , f ,: CHARIiKSALCOCK.' Manager. :
b v r: J. BEAVAN, Sub-Ma
; subscribed and sworn to before me this 11th day
Of April, 1896. ," HUSKY OLYN PIKRCB,
Notary Public, Liverpool. /?
Invested in the United States.. $7,454,943 11
Manager Pacific Department,
503-504 Montgomery St., San Francisco.
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