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Miss Clark of Oakland Will
Take Them to the
TO COACEAL HER IDENTITY.
Has Already Proved That She
Is Fully Able to Defend
ISECDOTE OF A SILK PARASOL.
1' Being Led by an Unseen Pores in
,A Which She Ha 3 Perfect
p! Oakland Office, Sax Francisco Call.)
908 Broadway, December _. J
To-morrow morning a plucky little
woman from this city will start for the icy
gold regions. To prospect for the yellow
metal is no new experience with her, lor
in the wilds of Arizona she once made a
good strike through the same medium
which now impels her to go northward.
It is probable that within the next few
months romantic stories will float down
from the Alaskan gold fie.d of a remark
able character whose identity puzzles
every one whom it meets, for it is me in
tention of Oakland's latest explorer to
hide her identity so that no one can at
tempt to steal from her her secret or profit
by her good fortune.
Miss Annie Clark, who lives at the
Henry House, is convinced that she pos
sesses enough pluck and ability to go un
aided into tiie Yukon region and make
the earth yield her a fortune. The figure
she sets upon her prospective luck is
rather high, but not greater than her con
fidence. For a few years Miss Clark has
looked out for herself. Hard work does
. not prove unpleasant to her and she has
had no difficulty in attaining her share of
the good things of this life. Miss Clark is
also somewhat of a hero. A few days ago
she terror, a member of the fish gang
in such a forcible manner that she does
not fear ever being annoyed again.
"You see this" umirella," she said,
sweetly, this afternoon; "it is bent a little.
The curve in the handle represent! the
profile of a smart young fellow's head.
At Thirteenth ana Washington streets,
' ere there are plenty of light and nearly
• always some people, this bright young
▼ lellow attempted to say something which
VI presume he thought was very smart.
He didn't think so five seconds later.
Would you believe it? He was on tne
ground before lie had time to wink. In
•act when 1 saw what 1 nad done I al-
IDiost pitied him. This little umbrella, as
pou see, has a heavy silver head, and the
rod is of fine steel, and in the hands of an
indignant woman it can do great things."
Her visitor handled the delicate parasol,
k and aid not take much convincing to be
l.eve that everything the little woman
*-v.d was true. People have been arrested
in cities wilder than Oakland for carrying
i -lungshot not capable of doing half the
1 a age that could be done with that little
Miss Clark then launched out into her
story of wnat she intended to do in the
soldfields, "I shall leave to-morrow,"
she said, "for Seattle, and from there
shall go as far north as possible, and when
.-print' opens shali continue to go north.
After I leave Seattle 1 shall make it my
business to take care that no one shall
know me. I have in my mind a perfect
disguise, and nave such confidence in my
self that when 1 conceal my identity I am
afraid of nothing."
"Do you suggest by that that you will
wear other than lady's clothes?''
"That is my secret. A! I wish to say is
mat no matter whether I appear as man
lor woman no one will know me, and I can
lake care of myself. Years ago I was told
in a visitation to prospect in a certain
place, and I did bo wiih marked success.
Now I have been told that as soon as I
land in Alaska I shall be led to a place
where I can take out a large fortune. I
am to be away a year, and .at the end of
that time 1 expect to be worth not less
~^H ''This is no hasty move on my part, I
j •studied this matter tor a long time,
and am fully informed on the conditions
. of tne country. I do not know exactly
where 1 shall locate, but 1 am confident
that 1 am going to strike something very
rich. I beiieve a woman is just as able to
take a tort une from the Klondike as a
man. 1 have more confidence in myself
tnan in most men. anyhow, and do not
• fear anything that I may encounter."
fSMiss Clark then proceeded with tbe
packing of her trunk, and as she bade her
visitor good-by it was hard for him to
j conceive how a face so cnarminsly girlish
1 could deceive a man, even though its
owner wort a fo.et and pants.
that "hang on."
T.ie best th'r.g yet.
One dose at the beginning is worth half
a dozen afterward.
Neglect of a common Cold leads to Grip
*id takes o ig<r to "break up."
1 Head off a cold with a dose of "77.''
1 7" relieve i a cold over night.
\ c- n - dies of Pulmonary disease who
takes "77" in time.
"77" knocks out the Grip.
"77" nip 3 a Cold in the bud.
A 25c vial leads to a dollar flask; the
economical way of buying 77."
Ask for Dr. Humphreys' Manual of all Diseases
at your Druggist's or Mailed I'ree.
Sold by _-_%__—, or send to Humphreys* Med.
Co.: cor William and John streets. New YorS.
ALAMEDA COUNTY NEWS.
GROWTH OF THE
Merchants Divided in Opin
ion Regarding the Stamp
Some Oppose, Some Defend It
and Some View It With
An Opinion That It Keeps Trade
Prom Crossing the Bay to
Oakland Office Baa Francisco Call,)
908 Broadway, Dec. 5. I"
The merchants of Oakland are just about
equally divided regarding the merits of
giving premiums to their customers and
of conducting bonus systems in their en
deavors to increase trade. A canvass
among the leading storekeepers in the
city to-day showed plainly that some are
heartily in favor of giving presents to the
holders of lucky numbers, and similar
proceedings, while oihers^condemn every
tning that is at ail suggestive of not being
On the one hand are merchants who
have taken out a membership in. a stamp
exchange. They give a percentage of the
purchases to all customers in stamp?, and
these stamps are redeemable for goods at
the exchange. The merchants take mem
berships in the exchange and pay from 5
to 10 per cent for the privilege. It has
suddenly reached large proportion-, and
at the last meeting of the Merchants' Ex
change tbe matter was taken up and
One of the members of the Merchants'
Exchange denounced the system as one
of extortion, and wanted an ordinance
priced forbidding such proceedings in
Other merchants are found who are in
favor of the system, and declare that by
practicing it people are prevented from
going to San Francisco to trade.
There are also other merchants who take
a view different from those who favor or
who oppose it. They declare that it is
unjust and impolitic to do any mini; seek
ing to curb the enterprise of a tradesman.
They declare, that no should be at liberty
to do everything that he feels inclined to
do, provided it be legal.
"I neither approve nor disapprove of
the gift system," said one of Oakland's
largest merchants to-day, "but if it is go
ing to keep busine?s here or to stimulate
business by all mean* let it ba under
stood. Everybody wants to attract cus
tom, and I cannot see why a man>wi;o
puts a brass band in his store ii any differ
ent in principle from one who spends me
money he would Day the musicians in
gifts for his customers. There is alto
gether too much restriction around the
merchants of Oakland. They are always
fighting among themselves instead of
standing together, and any attempt to
pass a restrictive ordinance regarding the
gift system will meet, with great opposi
tion, and, in my opinion, will be illegal.
'The public of Oakland is an intelligent
public. You can't fool it easily. These
matters may prevail for a time, but they
can be depended upon to adjust them
selves. Customers soon find out when
merchants take advantage of them in any
form whatever, and are quick to punish
At the next meeting of the Merchants'
Exchange the matter will be further dis
cussed. especially as a great effort is now
being made to largely extend the stamp
system. ' ■■■"■ ;■■'
GIRLS PLAY BALL.
Young Ladies of Mills College and
Oakland High. School in Comp
OAKLAND, Dec. 4.— The young ladies
of Mills College and of tbe Oakland High
School played an exciting game of basket
ball this morning on the college grounds
which resulted in a score of 2to 2. The
Oakland girls played a fast game and sur
prised the college girls in the first few
minutes, but they rallied quickly and were
able to keep the visitors from beating
The game was a result of a challenge
from the city girls when they learned that
the Lick Scbool'girlsbf San Francisco had
been defeated several weeks aao. The
visitors arrived shortly before 9 o'clock
a..d were given a cord greeting.
MADE A RICH HAUL.
Burglar* Believed to Have Used an
Expre Wagon to Get Away
With Their Booty.
OAKLAND, Dec. 4.— The tailoring es
tablishment of J. A. Rlxon, 14 Ban Pablo
avenue, was broken into last evening and
about $390 worth oi cloth stolen. In fact,
the appearance of t he house and tie
amount of goods lost would .indicate that
an express-wagon must have been used by
Aooui thirty pieces of cloth were taken
from the tables ranging in value from $.
to $30 each. The entrance was made by
forcing the lock on the front door.
RECEIVED THE MONEY.
Council Members Desire to Know the
.Mode, of Estimating Kectilpts.
OAKLAND, Dec. 4.— The finance com
mittee of the City Council is In receipt of
a check and the following letter, which
does not fully meet their expectations:
In accordance will) resolution 23,402 of the
City Council. 1 inclose you herewith this com
pany's check/or $6 05. being in payment of
one-quarter of 1 per cent of the estimated
gross receipts oi that portion oi the lined
this company included in said franchise for
the six months ending December 1, 1897.
Yours very respectfully,
"2; .< ; A. L. Stone, Secretary.
They now desire to know what ii meant
by the estimated gross receipts, and how
ihey were estimated.
•Junior Bay a Success.
OAKLAND, Dec. 4 —The class of '00 of the
University •>! California and their Irieuds
filled the Ma<dejnou«h Theater full and
overflowing this afternoon.- The dramatic
I productions of two of their members, Miss
Margaret Webb and Harold S. Synimes.
weie well received. Tho curtain-raiser,
"A Fatal Mistake," was the conipo-idon
of the former, and ''The Duke of Olden
burn" of the last named. The acting was
gcod, several stiorii.' characters being pro
duced. Reno Hutchinson was president
of the day and Roy V. Nye chairman.
OAKLAND, Dec. 4.— lnvitations are out
for the niiirriajre of Mr. John Charles
Adams to Miss Erertestme Shannon Has
kell, to tnke place Thursday evening, De
cember Hi b, at St. Luke's Episcopal
Church, corner of Van Ness avenue and
Clay street, "San Francisco. Mr. Adams
is -one of tie best known and progressive
citizens of this city. He is tne younger
son of Mr. Edson Ad'ms and a director
in the Farmers' an I Merchants' Savings
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1897.
Hank as well as of the California Devel
ment Company. .v.
"tovo in Harness."
OAKLAND, Dec. 4.— The Charity Dra
matic Company of the Reliance Athletic
Club will present the cay little farce
'Love in Harness" Friday aud Saturday
evenings next at the Alacdonougb Thea
ter. -Ii promises to he quite a society af
fair, and will undoubtedly draw a large
Police Close Poolrooms.
OAKLAND. Dec. 4.— Chief of Police
Lloyd iia3 caused the saloon and cigar
men, who have been selling pools on the
races since ihe opening of the Emeryville
track, to close up.
Board of Health.
ALAMEDA, D c. s.— The Board of
Health met at 9 o'clock last night and
transacted considerable business. The re
port of the health office snowed 20 deaths
in November, of which 1 was a suicide.
Tuberculosis claimed live victims, the re
mainder being divided among various
other ailments. To off .et this there were
14 births. The average death rate ol the
city at. the ratio of last month would bo 15
to the 1000 per annum.
The Veterinary Inspector reported that
he had made 127 tuberculin test-, with 17
reactions. , r°i
John W. Brown of Milpitas wanted to
sell milk here, but did not want to. have
Dr. Carpenter make the tests. He had had
some ol his cows tested by some one el-r,
and said that he killed and ate one which
had been condemned, and "ne never saw
better meat in iris life." This was proof
positive to him that the tuberqu.iii lest
was of no ye.
CHRISTIANS AT RACES.
There Are Those Who Would
Enjoy Them Under Cer-
Edwards Davis Asks Tom Williams
to Set Aside a Day "Without
Drinking or Gambling.
Oakland Office San Francisco Call, \
908 Broadway, Dec. 4. : .\
Rev. Edwards Davis, minister of the
Central Christian Church, will' give his
congregation "A Straight Tip on the
Races," this evening. If he receives a
response to a letter which he forwarded
to Tom Williams by special delivery to
day, it will prove to be nearer a "straight"
tip than any one has any idea. The let
ter^speaKs for itself and is given Herewith:
Oakland, Cal.. Pec. 4. 18'.>7.
Mr. Tom Williams Jr., Oakland, CM.— MY
Dear Sir: For some time 1 have anticipated
meeting you, but in that the lines oi our
lives are not convergent, I take this means of
To-morrow night I am to give to my audi
ence "A Straight Tip on the Races." I believe
that an Interest in bone-racing is got en
tirely due to commercial avariciousnesi in
aeed, I believe there are many Christian
people who would enjoy the races under . on
sistent circumstance*. I therefore request
you to consider and inform me ol your opin
ion before Sunday evening's service as to the
possibility of huving a Christian day at the
This, of course, would preclude drinking
and gambling. The regular admission might
be charged. I will announce the day and
seek to make anomaly of a race without gam
bling and its attending vices a success. I have
seen so many Christiana ot late riding on the
San Pablo cars that I am sure such v. day
would be an economy in conscience to them.
Trusting that it may soon be the fortune of
a moral element in tne community M enjoy
the la ration of fire races, 1 beg to sub
scribe myself in the human race fo- divin
ity. Sincerely, EDWARDS DAVIS,
The Tidal anal Matter.
ALAMEDA, Dec. ">.— Colonel Bator's
report adverse to the tidal canal was the
leading topic of conversation in this city
to-day. ere was but one opinion ex
pressed — that the canal ought to be
finished. How to counteract the effect of
Suier's report was discussed, and the
only feasible plan that could be suegested
was to influence the authorities nt
Washington to appoint a special com
mission of engineers to make a thorough
examination of the matter and report
what is best in their opinion. It is prob
able that steps to this end will be taken
as soon as possible.
Off for Mexico.
ALAMEDA, Dec. 5.— William and
Thomas Gardner, William Presbry and
August Pratt, youths from 15 to 17 years
of age, have been savin? up their money
for porno time with a view of making a
wild dash for Mexico and there realizing
independent lortunes. Ye>terday they
decided to start, and having laid in a mis
cellaneous lot of provisions, weapons, etc.,
they struck out. Hut they got no further
than .Sixteenth street, when they were
overhauled by Officers Keyes and Conrad
and returned to the irrespective domiciles,
there to receive such i arental correction
as best lilted their cases.
The Alameda Boating Club will hold Hr
closing races for the season to-morrow morn
ing on the estuary.
The City Employes and the Berkeley Ga
zettes will piny a game of basebal. at the West
Alameda grim: to-morrow afternoon. • A'
warm game is expected as the clubs are pretty
THE ELKS' LODGE s OF SORROW.
OAKLAND, D c. 4.— Sunday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock, will occur the anhuai
lodge of sorrow of Oakland Lodge, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks,' at
tie Mocdonough Theater. The programme is as follows:
Sacred overture. "Madonna" (Tnbani); Temple male quartet, "Still, Still With Thee"
(Gerrlsh); invocation, Chaplain Henry A. Melvin; orchestra, "Largo" (Handel); opsninc
•ceremonies by the exalted ru'.er; male quartet, "Consolation". (Dow); responses, officers
of tho lodge; opening ode; eulogy, "The Order,". A. T. McDonough. P. E. R ;
duet, "Andante,;' comet and trombone (Otto Langlv).' T. T. Valeria and Mux Schulz:
male quartet "Gord-nlpht"; enlojty, "In Memor am," George E. de Golia, P. E. R. ; soprano
solo, ••Eternal Rest" (M. Piccolominl), Beatrice Priest-Fine; recitative, --The Angels' Sere-
n& .. e : '" -«»e«l are i"ey tha; mourn, lor they shall bo. com lor tod"; orchestra, "Offert o-
rie (Lou s Homeier); closing ceie.nonles by the lodge, mai* quartet. "Lord's Prayer" (Dr.
Mason) ; recessional, "Cujus Animam,'; Stabat Mater (Rossini); orchestra.
An interesting feature of the afternoon will be the "Guardian Angels of Love
and Charity, represented by Emma Wails, fag Maloon, Merle Francis. Cecil Cot-
ton, Helen Bechtel, Elsey- Mackay. Hazel Eb,-y, Jennie Christoffersen, Grace
Reeves, Lizzie Barry, Katie Silver, Una McOloskv. Mabel Hipkins. Hattie Samo-
son. Beraicfl Basset, Eiith Corwin and May Cummings.- Per.rlie Lind, Jessie
Newinnn, Pearl Hickman and lola Hawlev will appear as orphan Asters. Fl ir-
ence Enibry, Ethel Carroll, Alpha Carlin, Etta Aronson, Daisy Krell and Etta
bchrock will be the cherubim.
„r i, The Temple quartet consists of: - Messrs. -Benjamin Clark, first tenor; Alfred
Wilkie, second tenor; Henry A Melvin, first basso; George 11. Carletou, second-
basso. - '•■/"' . •
OF A DEBAUCH
Robert Barrett of North
Berkeley Drinks Car
Had Inherited the. Curse of
Insanity and Suicidal *
Ihe Grewsome List of Self-Destroyers
in the College Town Grows
BERKELEY, Dec. Robert Barrett,
24 years of age. an employe in the Thomp
son Hotel at North Berkeley, committed
suicide th s morning by swallowing car
Barrett had been employed for nine
months past at tbe hotel, which is situ
ated at the corner of Rose street and
Shattuck avenue. He had asked for
work, saying that be was homeless, and
Mr. Thompson bad employe! him to do
chores and make himself generally useful
about the hotel. This morning George
Schmitt and Peyton Metcalf saw Barrett
staggering down Shattuck avenue irom
the direction of Cordoneces Creek.
When he came to tbe Thompson Hotel
he fell across the threshold of the side
door, at the same time throwing a bottle
on the floor and exclaiming, "I've taken
carbolic acid!'' Dr. Hoagland was sum
moned, but three minutes after he arrived
the man was dead.
Barrett had stated to people at the
hotel at various time* that he was a native
of Australia, and tbat he had deserted
from the English army. He told mem
thai loin his father and his mother had
committed suicide, his mother at the time
having been incarcerated in an asylum for
having killed her son, a twin brother of
ihe deceased, in an insane frenzy.
Barrett often acted strangely and gave
evidence of having inherited the curse of
insanity which was 'v the family.
Al Tobin of Berkeley met Barrett his
morning on Rose street. Barrett acted
strangely at the time and told Tobin mat
he was going to West Berkeley, but would
return in a little while and take a long
Sleep. II » was under tho influence of
liquor when Tobin met him.
Tne bedy was removed to the Berkeley
Morgue by Deputy Coroner eight
Several tattoo marks were found upon
the dead man's arm, among them the let
ters "E. II.," which he had told some
companions were the initials of bis sweet
heart, and "J. 8.," which he said were
those of a dead brother. In the dead
man's pockets were found t k reo receipted
bills, each for a quart of whisky, and sev
eral raffle tickets. •
The inquest will be held Monday morn
ing, and as the deceased has no known
relatives, except a half-sister at Capetown,
the body will probably be buried by the
I- il.. I. Newa Note*.
BERKELEY, Dec. 4.— Rev. J. A. Cruzan of
the North Berkeley Congregational Church
will preach to-morrow evening on "The Hell I
Would Shun." The following Sunday ••veil
ing no will speak on "The Heaven i Would
The opening of the Berkeley Free Library in
its new quarters lias been postponed until the
latter part of next week on account of delay
in tiie completion of the building.
Subscription! to the amount ol $55(5 for the
park a;. ma Berkeley station have oeen col
lected. Nearly (200 more is needed, The
railroad bat stipulated before beginning im
provements on their propeity tliai the Town
Trustees take care of the park.
Dr. 11. C. Minion will preach at the First
Presbyterian Church to-morrow night ou
"Motives of Social Influence*."
HOUNDS HUSTLE AfTER HARES.
Lively Sport at Ingieslde anil th« Tal-
♦■Nt On Top.
As predicted yesterday's coursing at
Ingleside developed all the keen and
troublesome trouble desired. The pup
pies were fast, the old dogs were faster
and at times the hares were faster than
From start to the close the sport was
rare. Occasionally it was exceptionally
rare. For example, the hare ran away from
Gladiator and Confusion and after making
a circuit of the field escaped through the
home starling point.
Another course equally notable was that
between High* Born Lady and Sylvanus.
in li is the hare ran c.ear around the field
and was only downed on his second trip.
In tbe main the favorit a were on top,
but there were one or two dumDs during
the afternoon, notably when Occidental
beat Senoritn. when Susie bsat Myrtle and
when Belle of Moscow bent Black Prince.
The running in detail was as follows:
A l>sge stake— P. Shannon's Swinnerton b?al
W. Saieid's Nell, D Shannon* Sarcastic ran a
by, Sweet Lips beini? absent on account of ill
ness, Curtis _ Son's Blaekeite beat J. Byrnes'
Mohawk, J. Byrnes' Occldental.b-at D. Shan
non's s riorit.i, T. Butler's Susie beat Larkey
& Rock's 51* rile, J. Dean's Mialmo ran a by,
Tipperary Lass being protested, J. McCor
mick'» White Lily beat P. MeCabe's Playmate,
M. Tiernan's Beile of .Moscow beat J. McCor
nilcit's Back Prince, S. E. Portal's I.'iurc!
wood bent J. J Warren's Benicia Boy, T. Coo
m-y's Rich. Bower beat J. hill's Cyclone,
I.nriey _ Rock's Emerald beat Deckennan A
Panairos Old Glory, Dillon & Roillv's Granu
ale bjat J. Seggersou's While Chief, H. Spring's
Pippin beatG. Watson's Doncaster.
Puppy stake— M. Traynor's Miss Dividend
b-at Lynch & Manet's Lucerne, J. Dean's
Gladiator beat Orient kennel's Capn'sonl,
Curtis _ Son* Maud S beat D. Ford's Bor.ita,
J. K-.-ciian's Royal Oak beat J. Pengo's Belle
Seward, W. Thompson's High Born Lady beat
M. Stillwell's Sylvanus .D. Hooper's Koolman
beat J. Con nail's L>jf Boy, Lynch & Maber's
Traver beat J. Perigo's Lady Woodiord, S. K.
Portil's On- Boy beat J. O'Farrell's Lady
tie dine, Kay & Tram's Cross Patch ran a
The ti**s will be run off to-day, begin
ning at 11:30 _ m
THE STOCK MARKET.
The general ' tendency in mining stocks yes ter
day was toward lower prices and business wai
dull as usual.
The Exchequer assessment fails delinquent in
An ollicial telegram received at the Consolidated
California anl Virginia otlice yesterday stated
that the onpu - of the' mine last week wai nine
tons of or.', averaging by assay $14 li') per ton.
The annual meeting of the Kentuck Consoli
dated Mining Company has been called for De
The Bad Cap Mining Company of Humboldt
County h.<B levied an assessment of ?5 a share,
delinquent January d.
The Morning Siar Mining Company cf lowa
Hill, I'lacer County, has declared a dividend of 9
per share, payab c Immediately.
The t.eyser- Marlon Mining Company of Utah
will cay the regular dividend, amounting 10 $I*ooo
lor Decern be-, bit will pass the January dividend.
The Swansea Milling Comi-any of Utah has de
clared a monthly dividend of 5 cents per share,
amounting to $5000, payable December 11. ...
lb.- Fennsylvnnia alining (vtVnpany of Uraaa
Valley has declared the usual monthly dividend
of 5 cents per share, pay ible immediately.
The delinquency in ollice of the assessment of 5
cents 1 er share on the capital stuck of the Cadmus
Mining Company has b»en postponed to January
5 and the day 01 »ale 10 January 25.
'I in- annual meeting of the Anile* Mining Com
pany Itns been called lor December 18-
Mlßljg assessments filling del nquent this
niontu allium too $221 00), of whicn Nevada
mines warn $179,560, Br.tish Columbia mines
$8000, Lower California mines $1000 and Califor
nia mines $31,500.
Following; Are the Highest Pricm War-
Best A Belcher. .
Con. Cat A Va..
Crown Point. ..
Could A Curry
Hale A Norcrosi
beg. Belcher ..
t-ierra Nevada .
-20 1 21
Of I 08
1.0 -2 1
i 8 27
Following were the sales In the San Francisco
fleck Board yesterday:
fcJOCLAR VORNINO CKSsfOS rrMMTNCISd 9:10.
400 Alia -04 5 J Chalice... 23,300 0vrmn. ...07
50'J Andes Hi 100 CC<JiV«.I.B6I«OO i'otosi »>
60' k\&H 5' ,20J ». dec 4iilOJ Uni0n.... .22
500 liuliicn ..07 0J Mcx 28jSOO Utah 03
Followlnc srsrs ito •.*..«:.» in the Facta. Block
V;> BKfJr?r.AR syrojoK— lOiHi.
300 Alpha. .-..07 400 C NY 02 100 Ophlr 67
200 A1t*.......* 4 100 -.01701 Folds!.- .. 36
200 Andes ITL'J'I Kxchr.....oS 00 36
300 BelCber....l» 400 i. __ 4; 200 *>*-v _-*....■_&
25 J l.t 8....6 600 40 *00 £coroion..ol
400 ....... .-..uv ..">> H<--t...\._bbQ'J _*__--._
400 iiu::ion....U7 .00 Julia .....01 jOO ~N.-v 65
2uo Caled«s.....lti.OU Justice.. .. £00 SHUI 04
300 Chalice.. .24 .'OO KentcK. ...Ot :00 rstLouls.-.05
400 Choir ....37 1000 L Wash. 01 60 teiur.l .1.50
450 CCV.. 1.321. '-'51 ex. can ..'..',- 'UU Union. 'Ji
60 Conrl 7fc 160 Occldt-.l.vc 1000 23
300 Con 1m.. . U2 101 ovrmii ...ot r iU ) Ulan .04
300 01 100 0". JOU x Jacfcl...32
200 Crn Ft..... 14 , I
SATURDAY. Dec- 4- 12 m.
Alpha C0n.... 08 01- Julia. — -
Alia : 04 05 lustlce 48 511
Andes „ 17 It i\entuck 06 116
Betcber 18 It Lady Wash. ... Oj -
Beat efc Blchr.. 51 6: .Mexican 28 29
Bullion - 0 | jccldemal ....1.20 1.25
Caledonia 16 1' Jphir 66 67
Cliollnr 35 37 Herman ...... 07 08
Con. Cal »t Va. 1. 30 I'otosl K6 37
Challence Con. 24 _tA nvage. 25 26
Con. Imperial. Oi U'.\ e_. tieloher .. 05 06
Continence 77 79 terra .Nevada. 63 65
Crown Point.. — It -liver HUL.... 02 03
Con.-New Vor.c — ' 01. -tandard 1.45 —
Eureka Con... 20 — Union C0n...., 21 22
Exchequer — l! 6 Utah 04 05
Gould .t Currr. 39 •»0 Yellow Jacks'- 32 33
llaleei- re'orcrs. — 1.35 .m v
__*jt-_ A>u LONO EXCHASGi
SATURDAY. Dec. 4-10:30 a. _
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Bid. Askctl.i Bid. A iked.
I P4s ronr>. ll3 - [0 b stares... .11% —
iinew iuuvi.s — j
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1 ini-iiex-CD — 981 n'omnibui 6a.. 1231.4 —
1- Lett* 6jl2U — I P _0 Ky til. 11 0 _.
»<vCilKKii«iu7 L 91-sl'sfcCU Ky 6%. 98 104
bearr-et ills — lul ll'wl-si KithlU —
ii 1 eta »V,i.102 107 |heno,WLe»£. — 101
Lw/nzliiii — 10J tat to 1' __. — lOci
i ( linieel <3t 97JAl02V4|tl''<t»PK5i.. 105^106
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NaiVinSsln — " Jl>o bPKKCaiJi. _ 95
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N PC, 65.... 104Va — lasUttetMUfca* .- —
«ATKB STOCKS. ' ;V-' ■'■'
Contra Cora 42 1 2 BO |s|>rua- Valley 99% 993,:
Maria wa... JO - I . 'V.: .
HAS axis sTLKCTItM rro^Kt •'
Cuplfsit.... — 86 l'aclfle Usui 52V a 66
Central. FBl^ — '.s If (Jetl-.lec 94i 2 95
14 Kleo Li|3i 14*4 19 -»n i-rauosca .i g t*r_
UastULtSit 65 a b1ue.ii.10U.,... Hi. —
fsM. baa lU4V 821/2 - I
rireman'ieF<"lf& ; — |
• COMMK'f.rivr. BANK STOCK*.
Anrio-Cal... 55i 3 — l First Nation 135 — ,'
tatikor CaL. 2421.2 — ! London A. 1-9 ISO
__ __■_ ICo 99 100 lilcrch c1x.. .. 11 -
SAS'IXUs iIAN'R BTOCKt.
PerfAt/'es. — [TaTgliOTl — 100
UumbSetL.Us 1 1160 -ecurlty 2iJ —
Mutual. 35 40 L'uiuu irtui.yjj —
ci*> Uuion — 600 i
BTRR<:r serrßtun rtoci-cs.
California.... 106 1-7 1 a __—__* _ 100
Uearv-ai...— oo — 1 1'realdiu. ...» 6 _ ■ .
Wtaaes-M..,. 52Sg 62»»:>| ■
l-\\ I .fc.it STOCKS.
California.... — 110 iisiaattjox. . 35* 3 33
h.is»iei-ui».... — ' -M I Vljont. . .. Vs 0 a
V,\.'v Hl«'-Kl.H\...ir ) s-TO-K1. .'"!:,.;
Alaska r*rt. P51.4 96s>4iNa>. VtneJo _ . 8
Wer Lead Co. 105 • — j ( iceanlr.SSCo — 12
H»»c«tiCa. 2314 tav s lac Ant - V _; a
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125 Alaska Packers' Association 95 25
10 do do- ._ .- _ 95 50
60 California-street Railroad 106 00
10 do do 100 75
176 Giant Powder Con as 5 J
60 Hutchinson 8 I* Co *6 00
100 Market-st Railway —. ... 52 25
55 do do .. 52 37^
6 Mutual Klectric L1tjht.. .............. 14 75
7 IS V Oat * Electric C 0..: '94 %7_
•10 Si V Water ........v..... 99 60
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20 SFGm st Electric Co 94 87X<|
An -important meeting of. the Continental
League is called for next Wednesday night at
t-aratrtra Hall. The regular meeting night
has been changed trom Tuesday to Wednes
day at the request of the more acuve members
In order thai a better, attendance moy bo
secured. ...... ..--:'.'-•'
i' The Rosy Freshness I
And a velvety softness of the skin is inva-
riably obtained by those who use Fozzoni's
Complexion Powder. -- :«*;' •;>
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OCCIDENTAL HORSE fcIXCHASOfe,
721 Howard st. and Tlit Tehama St.,
Near Tnird, san Francisco.
WM. G. LAV NO & CO.. Livestock Auctioneer!
GREAT AUCTION SALE
Bred by the .at- SIMEON _. lli-.KD.
Monday Evening ..December 6, 1897,
Commencing at 7:30.
This sale comprises sons and dauchters of such
sires as Imp Dunerrm.be 'mi In 1 :37 1-5), I>.i r.-
well. Nomad, Fuz James, 'rap. Kismet. imp.
Watercress, lvnny, Verano, Emperor of Norfolk'
and Oo don Garter, from the dams or Midio. M.d-
lth , Fiayfili, 11a lelu.ish, Fig Leaf, Spunwell. Ms-
ter to Ludwlg, and o.tis-rt. Catalogues ready.
Horses ai saieyurd. Address
AW WM. ti. LAY NO _ C<% 313 Bush st.
OF THE MISSION
Tears Ago They Paid for
a Wide and Beautiful
Field of Assessment Reached
1000 Feet on Either Side
of the Street.
The Tax-Gleaners Gathered as a Har
vest $157,772 in Gold Coin, but
No Benefits Have Arrived.
When taxpayers contribute coin for
public improvement they put up the
money with a reasonable expectation that
they will derive some benefit Irom the in
vestment while they are alive. No doubt
the owner? of properly who paid $157,000
to have Mission street widened from
Twenty-sixth street to the county line en
tertained the idea that the enterprise
would be fulfilled during their day and
Generation, but the indications are that
they will be disappointed. The improve
ment was projected a long time ago—be
fore the war between Japan on J China.
The promoters of the scheme went
about the work in the regular fashion of
having conimissiojners appointed, secre
tary und clerks hired, draughtsmen en
gaged, rooms furnished and attendants
employed to look after the care ot the
quarter:. When all the contingent items
were figured up the bill amounted to
$27,000, which sum was duly paid from
the amount collected from property-own
The assessment area was not a narrow
strip by any means, but covered a field
1000 feet in width on either side ol th*
street. In the course of timo the land
taken to widen the attest was paid for by
assessments on land-owners, who were
supposed to stand a chance of receiving
benefits by reason of a widened thorough
in June, 1887, the petition was filed to
increase the width of Mission street from
Twenty-sixth street to the county line to
82 feet 6 inches. In December of that
yaar the resolution was published in The
Call. Later on the Board of Supervisors
appointed George Law Smith, John J.
Haley and D. J. Oullahan as commission
ers. Oullaban was gathered to his fathers
in 1881) and P. F. Ward was appointed 10
fill ihe vacant chair of the commission.
The sale of ihe property for non-pay
ment of assessment wa* concluded Decem
ber 10, 1889. The entire amount realized
from payment of the assessment before
and alter delinquency was $157,772. A
schedule of the lots sold was hied in tbe
oflice of the Hoard of Supervisors, the or
iginal and duplicate maps of '.he commis
sion were tiled away in the Recorder's of
fice, the strip taken to widen the street
was delineated on the map and then the
patient property-owners whose money had
been taken began to wait for the expected
improvement, i-ince that time they have
been wait. The street is wider than it
was in 1887, and so is the experience of the
land-owner*. The street is oider than it
was then and so are the properiy-owners,
but the benefits have not yet arrived.
The owners of the immediate frontage
have the wide street which ihe property
owners away off on the thousand-foot
limit paid for, but all efforts to improve
the thoroughfare to "that degree of ex
cellence which was promised when land
owners parted with their coin have been
va'u and futile.
There is no talk of indicting anybody.
The Mission, proverbially free from fojr,
is free from malice. There is no agitation
for a mast-meeting to roast the living or
execrate the dead promoters of the
scheme. The inhabitants are, simply
waiting and wondering why nothing more
has been done to convert Mission street
from Twenty-sixth to the county line into
the noble avenue which was promised
when they paid for that purpose the sum
SEARCHING TOR SWEETSER.
A reward Offered for the Body of
the Aliasing Man.
A reward. of $200 is offered for the recov
ery of the body of A. T. Sweetser, the
missing president of the Cordelia Wins
Company, and a further reward of $50 13
offered for any trace of the boat in which
Sweetser was last seen while fishing iff
Lime Point. Sweetser a week ago yester
day hired a boat tit Sausaiito.and went
fishing alone in the bay. He was seen
just before he tide turned on the ebb off
Lime Point sitting in his boat reading.
From that moment all trace of him is lest
and his friends and relatives btlieve he
was carried out to sea by the tide.
It is hoped by them that the missing
man and the boat were picked up by
some outward-bound vessel, and they are
now anxiously waiting to hear ironi all
the vessels that left the harbor on Satur
day and Sunday last. Several Bailing ves
sels' bound to coast ports and the steamer
Rio de Janerto for the Orient by way of
Honolulu are the ones now depended
upon to give news 01 his safety. Tse
fishermen of the bay, have searched along
the coast and oat as far as the Faralloiies
for several days in hopes of winning the
rewards, but so far without success.
To THE Editor : I have an absolute Cure for
CONSUMPTION and all Bronchial, Throat and
Lung Troubles, and all conditions of Wasting
Away. By its timely use thousands of apparent-
ly hopeless cases have been fertnanentlv cured.
So proof-positive am I of its power to cure, I
will send FREE to anyone afflicted, THREE
BOTTLES ot ray Newly Discovered Remedies,
upon receipt of Express and Postoffice address.
Always sincerely yours,
T-A. SLOCUM, M.C., 183 Pearl St.. New York.
> When writing Ihe Doctor, please mention this* paser.
Weak Men and Women
SHOULD -*_ DAMIANA BITTERS, THK'
great Mexican Kerned v. tfves Health ail**
Strength to th. Sexual Organs. .......
WEDNESDAY, . DEC. . 15, 1897,
At 12 o'clock, M.
It the Salesrooms of fi. H. Imbsen & Co.,
14 Montgomery, St.,
We will sell by oid»r of Gustav 11.
«■ in lis en, referee of the estate of Thomas
Slo-jtry Jr., tlu-eo properties of '.ho es-
tate, as follows :
Firs'— SW. corner of Haves and Cough sis.; Im-
provements consist of stores, flats and homes,
bringing in a iota', men I hly rental of $-78; lot
66x130 feet, routine oq three streets.
second— JSK. corner of P_xe and Octavia sts.:
improvements bringing In a total monthly rental
of $67: lot 27:6x120 feet to Hickory aye.; three
Thlra— SW. corner of Bar and "Dupont sts.: im-
provements renting for $&7 per month; lotS9:6x
il3 feet .
ior further particulars, catalogue, etc., inquire
at the office a! Li. H. UMBSEN * CO., Auction-
eer*, 14 Montgomery st. ,
r> Easion N V ii Wellington, Chicago
P T Hunter. Nana. . F J Feioucheau, Cal
N ij Crantfall, Sausalito J Rnmiaelsbiirg, ('a'-
W 11 Lumsden, Cai " M T Albright, bacto
O F Mnitii. J'.oston J M Jackson, San Diego
Q A Fenntman, bauJose ts Hanson. .Santa Rosa
ii A Mci.eod, Los Aug M Brady, Fresno
R AI Heuningsen, Wash A F Towne & w, N V ■ '
I) Ahem, Sacto ' C li Clarke, Baltimore
1" X t-. Angar, San Juan J F Bearing it w, Guiaia
C E Fierce, Otiinda , C dark. Napa
Miss Clara, Napa - i; Faeheco »t son, Cal -
Mrs M 11 Martin, Cal F 1- Chase, r»acto
W C Doxsie, Copley A F DiCKinson, Armona
II Nooner.iuai)iii<t\v,S F F •• Smith, Fori Keuvon
X Watson, Palo A Ito M B Anderson, Stan la
F _ l oykendalj, Cal - $ li Curtis-, Stanford,.
_ L Thomas, Stanford X a Oosuev, Ariz
FW ' -mud, Ch cago. J Cussick, Cnico
Jli Healey, Portland M Besse. Santa Cms.
1' .1 Hudson, l.akeport li J Melville, Cal .
II W Eerie, Stockton W Ji. Hall, Seattle
A E Barber, Seattle
A Davis, England E Rogers, Yokohama
H Harris, NY 'A Manners, London
Mrs H Harris, NY' J While, Brooklyn
W T llofsuo. Chicago Mrs J White, Brooklyn
Mrs WT Hofstro, Chi J Nleker^n, Chicago '
11 .1 James NY' EH Murphy, Sau Jose
Wls Dulley, Stantord A r.ongini, Baltimore
<• _ Hunter. NY' L King. NY' ■■-.:'■
T H (.lark, Chicago J Hestwood A f, Seattle
Miss L Smith, Stanford 1* Parsons, London
L Tt Marshal! N V FMcK Brown. N V"
El) Perry, Worcester Mnilh, Buffalo
A Howard, Chicago Mrs II smith, Buffalo
'1 orii llosbl. -Japan E Emery, Siberia ' • '
J A lex ff, Moscow Mr KeuJie, Shanghai
J B V n Holy, Paris 11 J Mead, Oswego
L Young A \v Ky « H Tyson, Ky
W 1) shaw, Ky Mrs U 11 Tyson A c, Ky
s Roseustein, Chicago Mrs Sand, Chicago
FT Dryer, -at to E A Davis, Sianfo d ' '
Mrs Warner, Monterey Mrs Deltrepaih, Monfry
Miss L liedling, L A Miss Nelson Wooulind
C i* Morgan, Lo» Aug Mrs I'aihm, Portland
C Carter, Chicago r c Hoar, Merced .. .
J Lynch ct v.v un Joie J L Dana. Fresno
M u'Malley, Fn-sno Mrs Williams, i-acto
I Dwight, Marysville W Moore, Kmeiyville
J Oil. .am. Maiyjvllle C F Wlii'.eniau, W'tsnvlle
U «_ Ugoit. HarftorS C 11 Polley, Fowler
J Duffe, Dos., Miss Concaunon, Lvrrr.re
P Brow 'i Aw, Llvermore J H Deßolt, santa Kosa
it W cho.kley, Merced O Stanton, Riverside
Miss Peterson, .Mil Val -Miss Rivers, Mill Valley
J Irving A w, Boston T D Waiker A lam, Ariz
Emmet: Jones. Alameda Asa Peaks, Willows'
Frank Lewis.Pleasanton Thus Gilbert, Hanford
! E h. Buss, Hanford H,S Blood, Angels.
! a 51 Culp, summerlana M 1. Wicks, I.cs Ang
i J X Wells, Du;Bmulr . Martin Winch, Portland
i C 11 M Verworth.Huxrd _ Bosnian, Hunford
j 8 Englander. Cal v. X l histler, -Valtejo
i (leo L Alexander, L Ang J vV Hume A dh. S Jose
J M Cla-y. Hanford H M Bailey A w. Cruz
' Miss Knight, Oakland Miss Newhall. S Jose
Wm O Ryder A w,S Jose GW Un turnings, cal- •
! D Stevensen, Palo Alto Mrs I" M Doevullll", I* Alto
Miss E U stevensen, PAl W N Chester, Valiejo
Oeo Ogden it w. St Louis E Mi.?sol Aw, san Jose
T F Cower, Madera
J A Sanfcor-, Oakland C H Hard, Buffalo
H Heln, is M W m S Dongfaty A w, Pa
1-. W Blcdes, Chicago Mrs C B Stewart. Pa
W Graham, San Jose «: M B air, Loi Angeles
D Davis, Cnicago J D Eigho Z, St Louis
IS Blum, Willows M Woof, N V
i- Johnson. Cincinnati W W Reed Denver
J l Leebuyer, 2s" V" i-: Haniheite, L Angeles.
M E Green NY S C Hildreth it « i, N V
H Handrick. X V B J Adams, .n V*
A X Jones. N V it X Dow, ? att Lake
<l G Robinson, salt Lake C E Davis, salt Daka
L J ami.h, Minn • > . '
NEW WESTERN HOTEL
D Hanley, Beoicla <* Edgar A.w, W'yo
II Sam in, Los Angeles Dt O W Wi.se. N V
M Casey, Stockton N Anderson, Ilea dsourg
W B Ayres, Cal 1' c' Corley. Sacramento
c Peterson, Si Helena F J Burns. Rodeo
T J uu.giey. Seattle C B Holllnz, san Mateo
J F Ryan, Stockton H McCarthy. Santa Cruz
C M Manning. Ariz M Sullivan, Modes.
G F Thomas A w. SactO ! ll X Bryant, Stockton •
It W Smith A f, Lompoc .1 F Woods, sacramento
Rat. li. A. Woods to Preach.
The pulpit of the First Baptist Church of
this city will be filled to-aay by Rev. it. A.
Woods of Philadelphia, who has been called !o
this city as pastoral supply for three months.
The church hrs been without a pastor since
the resignation of Rev. M.P..Boynton, four
months ago, and there is a probability that
Dr. Woods will be called to the vnCiint pulpit.'
Dr. Woods is a successful church-worker, a
popular leader," and his standing in the Bap
tist denomination is of, the highest order, lie
will .preach his first' sermon in this c.ty to
morrow morning.- .
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SUDDENLY and rack the i^^^iW^^^_V
aerves. Use the tobacco _w_m__________W^
you require and take fi^T^!s*H^&^Sir
3aco-Curo.lt is the Orig- AWKBSU *
.nal Guarantee Remedy __if___9___r
money refunded if it __£**^'&_ir
falls to cift-e). BACO- _____W^ Writ. ** «».».
:URO notifies you __Ws___T _r V .°J'
- . """"" J "" ___M___r of cures. 50c.
when to stop by re- , JBtgapr or $1 baxes. . 3
moving the desire. Mmfflr boxes (guarkn-
it leaves from Btmtr teed cure) $2.60.
tern free from SifYAT
# Eureka Chemical and Manufac- ,
, turinz Co.. La Crosse. Wis-
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DR PIERCES / /'v¥c's*4 P A T F. XT
Gal v a i c -~^'l^ L.Y"> Chain Belt is
positively guar- >\ v]\-- anteei--. to ba
Urn most perfect electric belt now in ide in any
part of the world, anil is as far s>p trior lotha
cheaply tdtten up but extensively. advertised »o-
ca'led elec.nc belts now on the market fs-ari elec-
tric light is superior to that of a tallow candl >.
For a tirti-c.ass belt with nil modern improve-
ment* at a .MODKIIAIKPBICK 'patronize an
old-estaollsh-d and reliable .firm, and you wil
thus nave no reason to conip'.atn oS having' been
swindled ouc of sour money by -unprincipled
"quacks.,' Boo* "fr»e tall O address I>U.
I'iKßliK & SON, 704 Sacramento street; or 6*o .
.Market street, ban Francisco. The fo. lowing drug-
gists are sgints: K. E. Goglns. Sat raniento: Ho -
den linn; CO., Stockton, and George G. Morehead,
San Jose. . '• . . - -. i
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' ,a^ 1004 Market St.;
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