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Attorney Ach's Severe On
slaught Upon Theo
A. Figel.
Damaging • Receipts Presented
From Every Part of the
The Bank's Statement That Defendant
Never Deposited the Money He
Signed as Eeceived.
The prosecution In the case of embezzle
ment against Theodore A. Figel had its'
sec.nd day's inning yesterday, and a
hard ordeal, too, it was for the defendant
to go through.
Attorney Ach, who conducted the ex
amination, introduced receipt after re
ceipt gathered from merchants all over
ths State showing the suspected book
keeper to have received thousands of
dollars, no record of which appears on the
books of Hoffman, llothchild & Co.
Edward Rothchild. member of the firm,
who was heard the first day, resumed the
A note for $680 to the firm, paid last
January, and another for $1509 were intro
duced. They were made by Fannie Gold
stein. These sums, although receipted
for. do not appear on the bank deposits.
A general receipt, bearing the name of
A. M. Williams & Co. of Dalle?, Or., did
not figure either in the files.
U. F. Gilman, another customer of the
firm, sent a receipt in Reel's handwriting
to Ach for the sum of $280, as did Hale
Bros, of this City, with a receipt lor $277.
This evidence Ach announced was intro
duced with the idea of bringing special
embezzlement chrrges against Figel in the
future. . '■',*■
Resuming the witness-stand after recess
Rothchild identified a number of other
receipts as written by Theodore A. Figel
to customers who had made payments to
the firm of Hoffman, Rothchild & Co.,
copies ot which appeared nowhere in the
letter copy files. .'■■} -.
. The first receipt made out in the name
of Cornell, Oliver <fc Co. was for a total
credit of $313 25, ot which $291 46 had been
received in cash by Figel, the remainder
being the discount.
Rotnchtld also identified the firm's
receipt given by Theodore A. Figel for
$1482 75 on June 1, 1896, to Miner & Co.,
no record of which appeared in the copy
file. The testimony given , by Figel at the
Coroner's inquest as well as his personal
statement to the witness upon his arrival
here from New York was that the Miner
ir Co. receipt waa given on June 3. Wit
ness further stated that the cash book of
June 1 showed no record of any $1482 75
being received by tbe firm.
A draft covering the $1482 75 was pro
duced in evidence. Chief Lees had re
ceived it from the Chemical Bank of New
York, upon which it had been drawn
through the Firat National Bank of Hepp
ner, Or.. June 15, 1896, by Theodore A.
Figel in favor of B. Joseph, the indorse
ments of both appearing on the back.
Referring to the cashbook, Mr. Roth
child testified there was no credit then
given any of the parties involved. .-.•; y, : f\
The receiptor $150 give.* to D. Siege! of
Los Angeles on April 14, 1897, followed in
the same way. The witness could find no
record of the amount being received at
any time from that customer of the firm.
Attorney Ach branched off from the re
ceipt line of inquiry for a while, return
ing to it later in the afternoon.
The checks which Figel claims to have
riven Isaac Hoffman from lime to time
were made the subject of the testimony.
Witness Rothchild said that although
he had searched, for the canceled checks
that should have been retained by Book
keeper Figel when returned to htm by the
bank, he could nowhere discover one for
$3900 drawn April 7, 1897, in favor of I.
Hoffman, nor one for $2398 drawn on Jan
uary 22, 1897. in favor of the same party.
Witness identified the . permanent cash
book of the firm, upon which are made
the entries from the petty cashbook.. the
entries ultimately being earned into the
ledger, 'fffff fff-
These books, Attorney Ach stated, were
produced to show in what sums I.aac
Hoffman usually drew money. Follow
ing are tbe sums and dates as shown :
February— 10. $50;, March— ss 50, $6 25,
$3, $35, $65, $12 50, $10, $2, $6. $3. $6 90,
50 cents, 96, $2. 910, $20, $10, $5, $12 50
$20; April— s3j, $7, $5.-
The amounts, witness said, were all in
Figel's handwriting. At the end of the
month these' tags were entered in a lump
Bum in the permanent cashbook.
"I was a third partner in the firm, each
partner bavins an equal interest," slated
Rothchild, being examined further.
"There was a credit of about $47,000 over
and above the two-thirds interest of the
Hoff mans. in the firm, and at any time
they could, if they desired, have 'drawn
outany amount they desired from that
surplus. .
"My duties in the New.York house con
sisted in looking after the firm's business
there and principally to sign checks.
My associates bad a positive aversion to
anybody but a member of the firm sign
ing checks, so we always managed to
have some one of the firm in either
"The trial-balance hook is missing from
our firm. It is a most important bootc,
showing all balances of accounts. Every
employe in the house has made a personal
search, but a fruitless one. for the book.
Theodore Figel has sole and full control of
the trial-balance book. Any embezzle
ment could be traced with more facility
by a glance over the trial-balance book."
Louderback— That book, your Honor, is
part of the bookkeeping volumes in the
possession of tbe firm. They should pre
sent it. The defendant bas not control of
that book, especially since all tbe books
nave been taken from his possession.
••The first thing upon my return was to
look up the trial-balance book to check up
the accounts," resumed Kothchild. "I
could not find it, and it is not now in the
possession of the firm."
The producing of receipts written by
Figel was again taken up. The first was
one for $466 95, dated April 7, 1897. in favor
of C. P. Bishop, the witness testifying he
could find no record of that money in tbe
firm's books. •--_>*.,..-.
'I ho receipt for $2286 29, made December
21, 1896, in favor of Weinstock, Lubin &
Co. of' Sacramento, and a letter to that
firm frcm Figel acknowledging the re
ceipt of the coin, was produced. Witness
could find no record of the money being
received by the firm. .
"1 went over.:Figel's statement of Janu
ary," said the witness, "and I see that
amount as still being due us from Wein
stock, Lubin & Co."
Attorney Ach produced a letter from
Figel to witness dated April. 1897, show
ing the condition of .the firm's business at
that time, and especially tha standing of
as bank account. In this letter the fol
lowing payments were said lo have been
made in March. 1897. to the bank: $1500,
$3100, $1000. $2000, $1500, $1500, $2000, $3000,
$3500 and $5000. ••■ ; -- : ':.v;
Witness testified that since his return
from New York he had secured a state
ment from the London, Paris and Ameri
can Bank with whom 7 bib firm did busi
ness, and none of these various payments
sbowefl in it. The books of the firm, how
ever, showed these amounts to be charged
to bills payable.
The, Quarantine '..'Conflict to
Be- Carried: to the 7
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It Must Be Determined Whether
Federal or Local Authority
Shall Be Upheld;
Special Meeting of the Board of Health
Discusses the Recent Viola-
tions of Law.
A special meeting of the Board of
Health was held yesterday to take action
with regard to the conflict of authority
between the Federal and local quarantine
officials. Dr. J. F. Morte, who, in the ab
sence of Mayor Phelan presided, stated
the purpose tersely. "We want to know
if we have authority to quarantine or
not." ;.
A communication was read from Dr.
Chalmers, Quarantine Officer, in which
he celled attention in very emphatic lan
guage to what he termed the violations of
the quarantine laws governing this port,
and called for immdiate action of the
board. He made special complaint of an
entire lack of co-operation .on the part of
the Federal quarantine officers; a refusal
to accept mail for fumigation which the
Board of Health by resolution made in
open meeting, from ports which have
been declared infected ports, namely,
Hongkong, Hiogo, Yokohama and Naga
' The recent case of the steamship San
Juan was particularly cited. , It arrived
July 11 with the body of a Chinese on
board who had died en route. Dr. Chal
mers had, upon examination, expressed
an intention of making an autopsy, and
went ashore to set his instruments, the
officers promising to keep tho ship at its
ancnora_e outside the heads until his re
turn, they telling him th^t they had no
instruments on board wherewith he could
do the work. When he returned the ship
I had passed in and gone to the island and
j the body had been removed. He was un
i able to learn officially what disposition
! had been made of the body, but was as
sured that a post-mortem had been held,
despite the previous statement that they
had no tools. He hat not since been able
to learn what had been done with the
Attention was also particularly called to
the attitude assumed by the Federal
quarantine officers in declaring they
j would act independently, and would dis
regard any local order.
Attention was also called to the action
of Dr. Blue, Federal Quarantine Officer,
on the occasion of the arrival of the
steamship Doric, on the llth inst., where
in he informed the master that lie could
proceed to the dock without wait. 114 for
the inspection by Dr. Chalmers, as he
(Blue) had inspected the vessel, although
Dr. Chalmers had given no permit for the
ship to proceed beyond quarantine lines.
The case ofthe San Juan was aggravated
by the fact that Dr. M rse, president of
tha Board of Health, had given orders
that the vessel be detained until an official
examination had been made by officers of
the board.
J. E. Foulds, attorney for the Pacific
Mail Steamship Company, was present at
the meeting, in response to an invitation
of the board, to explain why the orders of
the Quarantine Officer had been disre
garded. Mr. Foulds addre.sed the board,
saying that he was anxious to act in ac
cordance with the policy of the local
hoard, but the conflict being between the
Federal and State officers placed the
steamship company between two fires
and that they had lecoenized what they
considered the highest authority. Mr.
Foulds read a number of judicial author
ities, from which tie drew the inference
that it is inconsistent that tuere can b9
two bodies of like nature having like juris
diction or tne same power at tbe same
"The company admits the violation of
the local quarantine law?" inquired Dr.
Mr. Foulds refused to admit criminal
violation, and repeated that they were
governed by superior authority. Dr.
Chalmers said tbe matter should be sub
mitted to the courts at once. y '-i f \
Dr. Williamson introduced the follow
ing resolution, which was adopted, and
Drs. Williamson and Fitzgibbon were ap
pointed as tbe committee:
Heti'vcrl, That a committee of two be ap
pointed from the Board of Health to confer
with a similar committee from the State Board
of Health for the purpose of taking the neces
sary step, to prevent the cominuatlon of vio
lations of State quarantine laws. ■' " • "V. .'
The committee will bring the matter to
the attention of the Governor, and the
legal point will be referred to tbe attorney
of the board.
Verba Buena Lodge, K. of H.
Last Monday night the officers of Yerba
Buena Lodge, . Knights of Honor, were In
stalled by District Deputy Frank Lawrence,
assisted by P. L Archibald, G. D.; W. J.
Thompson, G. V. D. ; Thomas Johnstone. G. R. ;
I. Friedman, D. D., and John Gollar.P. D. The
officers who will preside over the lodge for the
ensuing term are: Arthur Logan, P. D.J A. M.
Macpherson. D.; Jose oh Baker, V. D. ; August
Wernqui-t, A. D. ; K. H. Noble, R. ; C G. Noble,
P. X. ; A. J. Fatrweather, T. ; . J. O. Brown. C. :
J. R. sundberg, vi. ; D. F. Cameron, guardian;
W.Wallace, S.; trustees— X. A. Falvey, J. R.
Sundbere and William J. Bios. ■
During the evening there was an initiation.
At the close of the bustness meeting those
present retired to an adjoining hull, where a
banquet awaited them. One of the events of
the banquet was the nresentation on behalf of
the lodge by Walter $'. Pierce, P. D.. to Edward
A Fancy, the retiring past dictator, of a beau
tiful gold watch in recognition of his services
during the preceding two years. - Then there
were responses to toasts by Grand Dictator
Archibald, Grand Vice-Dictator Thomson,
Grand Reporter Thomas Johnstone, Deputies
{rank Lawrence and I. Friedman, Dictator A.
M. Mncphersou and many others.
Foresters of America.
Court Zenith has installed the following
named officers: A. Burns, P. C. R, ; J. Gray, C.
It; J. Burns. 8. C. R; H. McSorley, R. & ;
George Healing. F. S.; George C. Burg, T.;
John Manuix.S. \V.; T. F. Tait, J. W. ; George
Hoff, & B. ; F. W. Henntng, J. W. District
Deputy Haughey was the installing officer. ' '"■'
The following officers of Court Justice have
been installed for the ensuing term: L. G.
Musanti.P. C. R. ; k. Henberger. X. R.; F. J.
Murphy, S. C. R. ; Thomas fcewell, R. a.- 3. W.
Schooer, c. W.i H. lipoid, _L B.; 'J. A. Jonas,
J. B. District Deputy T. A. Holden of Court
United States of America was the installing
officer. The retiring chief ranger was pre
sented with a handsome badge and certificate.
District Deputy F. A. Severance installed the
following named officers of Court Western
Addition last Monday nigh.: a. L.vr P h
R. ; W. K. Wehser C. R. : J. Simpson, &' C." R. ;
F. J. Lane, d. 8.; J. H. liner, F. S. ; A Do
voto, T ; William Bonck-, S. \V.; H. Oolourn
JAW;; 1.. Goodman. S. B. ; P. J. Lone S. W.
and George Feely. J. W. *" °" ''
Sound Reasons for Approval.
There are several cogent reasons why tbe medi
cal profession recommend and the public prefer
Hostetter's Stomach litters above the ordinary
cathartic*. it dors not drench and weaken the
bowels, bat assists rather than it*>« ces nature to
act; ft ib bo.anlc and safe; its action is never j re-'
ceded by an internal ; earthquake like that ' pro
duced b/ a . drastic purgative. ; For forty-live
years past It has ) been a household j remedy . for
liver, stomach and kidney trouble.
. Every ; Man That .Develops
ib a New Field of Labor
Campaign of Libel Against the
Promoters of the Beet-
Sugar Industry. r
Farmers of California Cannot Profit
ably Compete With the Low
, Grade. Foreign Labor.
False and malicious statements concern
ing the profits and control of the beet
sugar industry in this State are given to
the public every day. Some of the news
papers, headed by the Examiner, seem to
have formed a conspiracy to malign, tra
duce and slander every man who has had
the enterprise to develop, a new field of
honest and profitable employment in the
Slate. While pretending to favor the cul
tivation of beet fields for the production
of sugar another motive is apparent. The
profits of the business are represented as
enormous, and the false assertion is reit
erated that the trust controls everything
in sight. All this is introduced to con
vince the public that cheap labor of the
contract style should be brought in to
compete frith the home manufacturers.
Claus Spreckels, who had courage equal
to his capital, put in bis money to buy
machinery and build factories in order to
establish another home industry and sup
ply the farmers with at new market for
their agricultural products. He invested
his money in this enterprise as he did in
the Valley road because he had faith in
the State. He did this when other rich
men were leaving here to seek invest
ments in the East and in Europe. From
the time that he began to manifest un
bounded confidence in California until
now, the Examiner has constantly vili
fied and misrepresented him. Every new
venture designed to develop the State has
been the signal for a new attack on the
promoter. Claus Spreckels is the pioneer
of the beet-sucar industry in this State.
He understands the question thorouehly
and it is his judgment that the farmers of
California cannot, in the cultivation of
beet plantations, compete with the under
paid and low grade contract labor of for
eign countries whose products are ad
mitted here liea of duty.
There has been a good deal of wild talk
about the immense profits resulting from
the manufacture of beet sugar in Califor
nia. There has been a profit of 6}£ per
cent a year. Last year it appeared to be
greater, as delayed payments of bounties
were counted as profits for that year. The
per cent of profit bas also been estimated
on the capital stock of the Watsonville
factory, which is not a fair estimate, as
the capital stock does not by any means
represent all the money invested in the
enterprise. At this rate of return — 6_4
per cent per annum— it is a good business
investment, but it is not remunerative
enough to stand out against the competi
tion of Asiatic labor in the Sandwich
Islands. Annexation, unless hedged by
.many restrictions, will force such unde
sirable competition on the beet-growers of
this country. b-7 r
John D. Spreckels presents one sieni
ficant fact on this point. So far the Cali
fornia producer has not been exposed to
Hawaiian competion, because the refinery
here has for the past twenty years taken
the island product under contract and
has therefore Lean able to handle the out
put. These contracts have not been re
newed by the refinery, and the product,
should it ba admitted free of duty, would
seriously menace the beet sugar industry
of this State. -f\fi. f .
The capacity of California as a beet-grow
ing region can hardly be overestimated.
Wnat it may become in. the future will
depend largely on the measure of protec
tion accorded in the initial development
of the enterprise. la the fullest sense of
the oft-used term it is an "infant indus
try." It requires protection and encour
agement. The field of tbe future is a vast
one. The sugar consumption of the
United States is 2,000,000 tons annually.
The entire home pioduction does not ex
ceed 500,000 tons, leaving 1.500,000 tons to
import. Under fair conditions of protec
tion to invested capital 1.000,000 tbns per
annum might in a few years be produced
in this State. f*' '-.. f.f • ■.-
Men will not invest large sums to buy
machinery, to build factories and engage
in large contracts for the cultivation of
beet fields while questions of tariff and
treaty remain in suspense. What is needed
most is a tariff to stand unchanged for
twenty years or more. If we have treaties
of reciprocity they should be reciprocal,
and not like the present Hawaiian treaty,
under whicii we buy of the islanders
$11,000,000 a year and sell them only
$3,000,000. . ; V. . f ■
With an assurance of protection from
the contract and low-grade labor of
foreign countries, men of means and
energy would invest their means in the
sugar business in California. ;
In regard to annexation John D.
Spreckels holds that it would prove dis
astrous to the beet sugar investments in
this State. The men who have their
capital invested could stand the loss, but
the question is whether the State would
not be a great loser in the arrested de
velopment of material resources. The
country market offers a home market for
a million and a half tons of sugar in ex
cess of the present ptoduct in the United
State), and California is just getting in
position to extend the cultivation of beets
and the manufacture of sugar to supply,
in a measure, the demands of the Ameri
can market. Newspapers with a super
ficial knowledge of the subject and no re
gard whatever for the interests of the
State are doing all that they can do to
break down Ihe industry at the very time
when a strong effort should be made to
develop it and extend its growth. The
workingmen of California have an interest
in this question, as they can derive noth
ing but disaster from competition with the
contract labor from foreign countries.
The farmers have a deep interest in this
matter. The development of the fruit in
dustry, added millions to the wealth of
the State, and now T beet culture gives
promise, under proper direction, to yield
equal results.
The sugar trust cuts no figure in this
question. The subject is one that chiefly
concerns the farmers and workingmen of
California. The ,beet suear indu-try in
this State is : not controlled by the trust,
although the Examiner 'asserts from day
today that the trust holds the reins of
management. The beet fields are not cul
tivated by the Japanese, although a false
.titement to this effect has been made by
irresponsible writers for the public press.
There seems to be just at. this time a rally
ing of all the forces hostile to the employ
ment of Taboriny men to check the ad
vance cf prosper.?, which the progressive
men of the State have sought to in
augural*. The simple fact that a man
bas confidence in California and the nerve
to invest his money to build up the com
monwealth ; causes him to be singled out
for special attack. The Examiner is now
conducted on the 7 principle of ,■ tearing
down everything that promises: to .benefit
the industrial classes of the community.
When called to account it asks: to be J ex
cosed, as there is no one responsible for its
existence or management. Kl^Mll.
Endeavored Trunks Still in
the Hands of Transfer
f.-'-'y. '-yy '-' ■
Confessions . That the Rush of
Traffic Was Completely
Numerous Packages Arrived That
Devoid of Tags or Labels and
Cannot Now Be Identified.
Down on Second street, where the
Pacific Transfer Company established a
branch storeroom for the accommodation
of surplus baggage that came here with
the recent invasion from the East, there
are somewhere in the neighborhood of 500
trunks, bags, hampers and grips that the
hapless visitors never laid eyes upon dur
ing their stay here. They will consider
themselves fortunate, now, if they even
succeed in 'getting them in time to taKe
them home with them, much less enjoy a
change of clothes while in San Francisco
Throughout yesterday crowds of badge
bedecked Endeavorers wandered mourn
fully among the great piles of baggage in
the hope of somewhere recognizing their
property. Some were successful, while
others were not. Many assigned their
checks at.d receipts over to 'the Wells-
Fargo people, with instructions to find
the lost baggage if possible and. ship ii
back East at their leisure. They would
be well satisfied if they could just re
cover it. ..* "". V '
Many reasons are given for, this final
congestion of baggage. The most sensible
one seems to be that both the railroad,
and the transfer companies completely
underestimated the amount of traffic they
would be compelled to handle, lost their
beads and permitted everything to get
mixed up and clogged. The baggage was
tumbled in upon the Southern Pacific
people so rapidly, in such tremendous
quantity and from so many different
sources that, despite the immense iorce ol
men employed to handle it, it was found
impossible to' keep up with the rush and
assort tne freight as it came in. Had
they been able, they say, to keep separate
the trunks tbat were received from the dif
ferent Eastern railroad lines there would
not have been half of the confusion that
resulted. But this could not be accom
plished. The Eastern lines had more
business than they could attend to them
selves and, their first thought being their
own comfort, shuffled the baggage off
upon the local company in any and every
way, just so long as they got rid of it.
Then in many cases it has been found
that the visitors' own thoughtlessness was
to blame for the mix-up. Hundreds of
them forgot to put their names on their
trunks or parcels, and now they cannot
recognize them. v«;
"We have had an immense force of men
working night and day, but despite that
fact we found ourselves positively help
less when it came to keeping up with the
rush," said Joseph Cominsky, assistant
superintendent of the Pacific Transfer
Company's Second-street storeroom, when
askod, yesterday, for an explanation of
the present state of affairs. "We are not
endeavoring to attribute all* the blame to
the inefficiency of others. We appreciate
the fact that we are entitled to a share of
it ourselves— but not all of it. 1 don't
think anybody ever anticipated that the
traffic would reach such tremendous pro
portions. 1 guess we wera all caught
napping to a certain extent. Our com
pany handled over 5000 pieces of baggage
during the rush and made but few mis
takes. That's a good showing, when you
step to consider what we had to contend
"In the first place the railroad mixed
everything up at the ferry. It could not
be helped, though, because of the scarcity
of room and other unforeseen obstacles. It
was a most serious undertaking on our
part to pick out a trunk or parcel in that
formidable pile. That we succeeded as
well as we did is little iess than a miracle.
"The failure of* many of the visitors to
properly label their trunks is responsible
for a great deal of the confusion. ,. There
are no less than ,2oo- unidentified trunks
here now. When their owners cannot rec
ognize them themselves what can we do?
I can say one thing for the Endeavorers,
however, and that is that they are the
most patient lot of people I ever dealt
with. Despite the serious and exasperat
ing manner in which they have been in
convenienced by not being able to get at
tbeir clothes very few of them have been
at all bitter in their complaints, as they
had a right to be. We are doing the best
we can to straighten out the muddle, and,
no doubt, will eventually s-ucceed."
Loyal Rebekah Lodge, I. O. O. F.
LoyAl Rebekah Lodge. >& 215, I. O. 0.F.;
gave its many friends a real treat on the occa
sion of the public installation of its recently
elected officers in Welcome Hall. Odd Fellows'
building, on Monday night. The lodgeroom
was decorated with exquisite taste with flow
ers and garlands above the several stations,
many of the garlands being woven into the
three liuks emblematic of the oraer, and with
in the hall wearing the regalia of the Re
befcths were more handsome young women
than can be found in any other lodee in this
City. It is an admitted fact that Loyal Ro
beicah Lodge has more pretty women in its
membership than any other subordinate or
DThe officers who were Installed by District
eputy Grand Master Derning. assisted by
Mrs. Mosher in the capacity of Brand marshal,
were the following: Past noble grand. Mm
garet J. Bell ; noble grand, Lillian B. McFar.
land; vici-noble grand/Augusta B. Warreu ;
recording secretary, Florence D. Linehan;
financial secretary, Winnie Gibbons; treas
urer, Florence A. Walrom; warden, Margery
Jennings; conductor, Minerva Van Dorn; in
side guard, Mr*. McAllister; outside guard, C.
Smith. The noble grand, Miss McFarland, Is
the first young woman not a relative of an
Odd Fellow who has been elected IhSin Fran
cisco to tbe office of noble grand. After, the
ceremony Past Grand A.,N.Copsey, D. D. S,
on benalf of the lodge, presented to Mi Bell,
tbe retiring noble grand, a handsome collar,
and at some length dwelt upon her energy on
behalf of the lodge while in tbe chair. The
presentation was followed by a recitation by
Miss J-ekert, a vocal solo by Miss Lillian B.
O'Neill and dancing. ■ • ••: v*
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ago we tbolmht to do so as an experiment. Having fully teste I. we ar. pleased to say It brought
ns a large Volume of business and thereby, will enable us to continue at present prices lor at least a
period longer.' We do »< we advertise. ... ass your neighbors about us. tWe court investigation, come
and see us and we will •>*• you money. .
- Our patients are fully protected against the evils of cheap work and Inferior materials. Our
operators are skilled specialists and graduates of the best colleges of America. No students employe l.
We are not com pe. lng with cheap dental estab.tahments, but with first-class demists, a: prices lesa
than half those charged by them.
FULL HKT CX TEETH for $5 00 up I SILVER F1LL1NG......... ..........V 25c up
GOLD CROWNS. 22k............. 4 00 up GOLD F1LL1NG.....;...... ....750 up
BRIDGE WORK, per T00th.........:.:. 4 00 no | ULhANINii TEETH.....'.:... ....508 up
y By leaving ycur order for'ieeth In the moral ua you can get them th* same day.
No eh. rge for *• xtmc in? Teeth when plates are ordered. . .-
Work done as well at night as by daylight by the modern electrical devices used here..-
.- Eight -Killed OMfMM Lady Attendants. German and Frenc.i spoken. Open Evenings till 10
•'clock; Sunday?.. 9tlU li All Surgical Work done by tt W. Williamson, M.D.
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Monthly San Eafael Tickets
of One Price to Men v
and Women.
The State Commission Says
Otherwise It Would Be
Bush of Business With the Southern
Pacific in Oaring for the *
Hereafter the San Franci.co and North
Pacific and the North Pacific Coast rail
roads will have to make a uniform rate
for passengers who travel on commuta
tion tickets between here and San Rafael
by the railroad company's boats. This
the State Railway Commission decided
yesterday. The matter has been before
the commission for several weeks, and ha«
been postponed from time to time.
Some months ago the railroads made a
rate of $5 a month for commutation ticK
ets for men and $3 for women between
San Francisco and San Rafael. All went
well tor a time, but finally J. S. McCue
lodged a complaint with" the Railway
Commisson, 'alleging discrimination .■■it
rates and asking 50 cent reduction for
men. He also complained that members
of the Schuetzen Club were allowed a
25 cent round-trip rate, while others had
to pay 50 cents. As to the latter the
commission held that it was a special ex
cursion rate, and declined to interfere. '•
As to 'the former, however, it decided
that the rate must be the same for men as
for women. In other words, whatever
might be charged, it could not counte
nance charging more for one than for the
other, as it would be discrimination. This
was the decision : '. '. ' /.-ft -Jif_'.'y ■ ,-.
"The rate for monthly commutation
tickets as now sold is an unlawful dis
crimination between persons. The San
Francisco and North Pacific Railway Com
pany and the North Pacific Coast Railway
Company are hereby ordered to desist
from charging a higher rate to male than
that charged to female passengers for
monthly commutation tickets."
The position of the San Francisco and
North Pacific is that it -voluntarily re
duced the rate for women. Becauset his
was done, as it alleges, a complaint wa*
made that the other rate should be re
duced. ■■■ . f ' fffyfff: ' '" „' ' * 'f ' .f'-fff:
The chances are now, therefore, that the
rate for women will be raised, while the
rate /or men will be lowered a little. At
any rate the charge to both will be the
same, the only decision the commission
made being tnat there should be no dis
crimination. _.'*.;'.■_:.': ■tl : .'yi ': ■
President A. W. Foster of the San Fran
cisco and North Pacific road, when in
formed of the decision last night, said he
could not yet say what action the road
would take. b_f__§BSS
The Southern Pacific was busy yester
day with the Endeavor visitors. The yel
low building was thronged, as for several
days past, with persona who are manag
ing different excursions. The general
ticket office under the Grand was also
tilled with people. .. . „:
"We had 115 cars out in different direc
tions yesterday," said Manager Fillmore
yesterday. "These cars went to Los An
gel Portland and Ogden. We had 141
cats the day before. J To-day we had about
half what we had yesterday. Two bin
trains for the big trees went out this
morning. We also had one to Del Monte
and one to San Jose." ■ fy^yf '-.■'.. yf
"Thirteen cars go out to-night south,"
said Mr. Richardson, "twenty-two north
and eight cars East. This includes one
special train to the north, including the
Ohio contingent."
By count 800 went to Santa Cruz yester
day morning, 550 to Monterey, and Mr.
Judah said that about 2500 had been car
ried to San Jose. All the ticket oflices
were busy. J
Impertinent Letters Addressed to the
Court Touching the .Bell Estate
Judge Slack showed plainly yesterday
morning that he did not like the method
taken by some letter-writers to influence
his decision of the Bell case, now on his
calendar, but which he said he would re
fuse to consider further.
One of the letters was signed Hender
son and the other bore the name of Ryan.
The Henderson letter was filled with
charges against Mrs. T.resa Bell, the
mother of young Fred Bell, who says he
has not been properly treated by his
The petition of young Bell is for the
removal of his mother from her pouition
as guardian of his estate and as executrix
of his father's estate.
The epistle signed Ryan reads as fol
July 2,1897.
Judpe. Stack: If you will allow me to come in
to explain to you all that you have heard
about Mrs. Bell, and we know it is all true.
All three of us lived on the ranch at the time.
Those people are very bad people, and you
should give that boy some money. You know
he is a voter and can do you good if he wanted
to, and we are all voters, and the women are
no votes and can do you no good. Ryan.
"I would like to make the acquaintace
of th-- writer of this note," remarked his
Honor in a contemplative mood as he
held the paper between bis thumb and
finger as if it were an infected object.
In view of Judge Slack's determination
to have nothing further to do with the
case a continuance was granted until other
arrangements can be made. Judge Slack
suggested that Judge Coffey would be the
proper person to determine the matter as
be is already familiar with this litigation
and has now another phase of the dispute
under examination.
Advances made on furniture and piano*, with
orwithoui removal. J. Noonan. 1017-10__
At 200 feet, only the best Spanish armor
cou.d resist , the English arrow. Many
museums have steel corselets pierced
through by an arrow.
Among the many lines SPECIALLY MARKED DOWN FOR
TO-DAY'S TRADE will be found the following at prices that will
make them
- reeu. ar price 40c a dozen, on sal. at lc eacn. . • f-yy-ff
Ou regular value 60c a doz-ii, on sale at 3c each.
**6 $1 a dozen, on sale at 5c each.
-1"L CHIEFS (slightly imperfect), regular value $2 40 a dozen, on sale at 10c each.
LADIES' LAUNDERED SHIRTWAISTS, detachable collars, regular price
tJtIU 75c, will be closed out at3so each.
00 nn~ LADIES ' FANCY SILK WAISTS, lined throughout, regular price $4,
tjjj-i.vl/ will be offered at $2 each.
ft* AA— LADIES' FANCY SILK WAISTS, in stripes and handsome plaids, reg*
«pu.l/0 ular price $10, wi.i b. off .red at $5 each.
2 J^p— CHILDREN'S SHAKER BONNETS, in fine dimities, regular price 75c, will
tt'JO . be placed on sale at 25c each.
frl A A— INFANTS' EMBROIDERED COATS, made of fine cashmere, in tan
A» "" only, regular prices $4 and $5, will be closed out at $1 each.
■ — : — — , t'iT'-fi
'Su in assorted colors, will be offered at BJ^c a yard. ''
JLv.U BON. in assorted colors, wili be off . red at 10c a yard.
-1"0 GRAIN RIBBONS, value 25c, will b- offered at 15c a yard.
16.2 L BON, will be offered at 12#c a yard.
/I Ap— 7s BOYS' SAILOR SUITS, of heavy duck, in fancy striped navy and tan,
ttOU with anchor em broidered vests, ages 3to 8 years, worth 75c, blouse and pants 40c
JLUU »atm lined, the balance of our 25c and 35: Summer stock, will be closed out at
15c each. ' ___________■'- :
1 01p— 96 dozen MEN'S UNDYED SANITARY CASHMERE SOCKS, full finished,
xu-_\\j with double spliced heels and toes, warranted non-abrinkable, regular price
25c; sale price 12>_c a pair. . • • •. * <:••-,.
OOVj a variety of checks and stripes, light and dark coiors, regular price 65c; sale
... % price 35c each. fyfyV. s--„.-v-V;-. . ...M£b.->-s; . : '•>-■ . '. -'.'y- : -'- 1-'- f^s
o\J\j silk finished, regular price 75c; sale price 50c each. 7
X Ap— 3o dozen LADIES' BLACK FANCY FIGURED CORSETS,- in sizes 18, 19 and
♦JUU 20, regular price $1 25, will be on sale at 50c each.
[/{/ Marte! Street, Comer of Jim /
San Franoisoo. .
I had two diseases, malaria and indigestion, which were
gradually dragging me to the grave. The doctors told my
friends I could not live. A friend told me about
Ripans Tabules.
I tried them. For the fact that lam well, healthy and can
attend to my business to-day the same as before I was
taken sick, Ripans. Tabules must have the credit.
■ --:: IS sow ron SALE .T SOKE PEUO stores— five cents. - ..
1 , ■_.____,
HlliUEsVnil Bore Throat, PimplesbCopper^H
■nAlb'lUU Colored Spots, Aches, Old Soresfl
■Ulce-.-B In Mouth. Halr-Kallingl Writ. COOKH
■REMEDY CO., 807 Masonic Temptefl
BBChic-.gr,. 111., for proofs of cures. Capl-BB
■tal, 8500,000. Worst cases cured In IG__--
■to 35 days. 10 0-page book free. J
, Wi IB *
V' J _t_t_______l__iiri_t Big Sis _ non-poisonous
*t < !i____^^^^___f remedy or Gonorrhcea,
■ ___\_\\\\\\\\_\_\r<:VßEb^^M lest, Spermatorrhea,
_§____fia 1 to 5 .1-T_.^l Whit-, unnatural dis-
g_W_W Guaranteed f| charges, or any inflrtmra,*-
jf&ff not to 6ti.o-.-re. tion, irritation or ulcera-
F l ßt'r«Tcnt« contaiicp. tion of mucous mem-
fTaftTHEEvAHSCH-Minitn-. branes. Non-astringent.-
?___■& CINCINNATI. O_-B_H Sold b y I>rnsnrlst»,
USA _____■ or sent ' n P^ln wrapper,
,/^_________ ' ____Pn I by express, prepaid, foi
i> M 1 1 - 00 ' or 3 bottles, f2.75.
•^■l^^V* ■ Circular sent ou request.

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