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BRANCH OFFICES— S27 Montgomery street, corner Clay.
open until 9:30 o'clocK- 200 Hayes street, ooen until
£:30 o'clock 639 McAllister street, open until 9:33
o'clock- 615 Lcri\ln street, open until 9:30 o'clock..
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street, corner Sixteenth, open until 9 o'clock- 1096
Valencia street, open until 9 o'clock- 106 Eleventh
street, open" until 9 o'clock. NW. corner Twenty
second end Kentucky streets, open until 9 o'clock.
Columbia— "The liells."
Orpheum— Vaudeville.. .
Tlvcli— Vltomeo and Juliet."
Alcazar— "Christopher Jr."
Grand Opera-house— ''El Capitan."
Chutes, 7.00 and Theater— Vaudeville every afternoon and
Olympla. " corner Mason and Ellis streets— Specialties.
t-utro Baths— Swimming Races, etc.
Mechanics' Pavilion— Mechanics' Fair and Philippine Ex-
Shernikn-Clay Hall— Concert to-ninht.
By A. W. Louderback— This day. at 2:30 o'clock, Persian
»r.d Turkish Kut:». at 117 Sutler street.
tßy Eastbn, Eldridse A; Co.— Tuesday. September 12, at 12
o'clock. KfJil Estate, at C3S Market street.
U T HhA the embattled nosts in unio gci uiui
i ; up and mixed in the coming
hen the moi against the barrel oi
I roar- against the
n all the factions oi
: knives and go forth to procure
■ eir political lodj
• the storm center of the
■ .. the heavy black cloud that hangs
will descend almost every
Democratic vie-
er, the storm center is Ket:-
The darl I I ody ground is as ensan
tnd tl-.e noises that conic across the
1 order frighten cats. It is said more than a hundred
n sent into the State from
. iebel, and as the num
-■ equal to the num
uproar they produce
[all ■ ' *' - distance.
Simon Bolivar Buckner, stalwart and fear
clares the whole thing
gfight. He is reported to have recently dc
ii ■ . ■ tic party has no ticket in the
rle will not vote for John Young Brown, and
de he said: "Is I thought there were
my voting for Goebel I would bt
willing to cut my hand off and have some one else
cut m> ■ ' When asked what the result would
kner replied: "Taylor, the Republican candi
date, will ! but counted out. Goebel will
throw out thi votes that defeat him."
That is the way the campaign looks to an honest
man. It is likely, however, that Buckner underrates
■ c and the fervor of the Brown revolt. There
may be enough virtue in it to compel an honest count
even if it cannot elect its ticket. The importation of
SQere than a hundred orators and campaigners from
ether States to ; ebel appears like an evidence
that he is weakening at home and has begun to de
spair of the result.
Rm Washington to the effect that
the fourth class postmasters, are arranging for |
gn in the next session of Con
•i-t r.iral mail delivery have given what ap
undue to many of our FCastem
i'\> to this time there lias been j
forthcoming no considerable evidence to attest the j
truth '. until such evidence is sub
il have much fait!; in them.
In ' o far as we know, there has been
little or no ' r I the free delivery of mail in
the rural districts where a trial lias been made with
the system. Some complaints have indeed been heard
by t ; ■ of village stores that the delivery in
jures their tra<i<\ inasmuch as farmers who formerly
• village merchants when they came to \
the postoffice for their mail now make a weekly trip |
to the neighboring town for their purchases, and the !
vill;,. 'Ie custom. E von such complaints,
however, are Few and Far between, and were moM
pronounced when the free delivery was begun than
they have been since the system has been fully tested
and " better understood.
however, there be any such plans as our Eastern
contemporaries announce and denounce, it will be
worth while to utter a note of warning to the pro
moter- of it. The free delivery of mail in thickly
d rural districts is one of the extensions of the |
■ 1 service the people justly demand. The experi- |
- they have been made under anything
like favorable conditions have been uniformly suc
il, and the system has proved of great benefit
''. the communities where applied. The postal ser
• - ■ lished and is nit maintained for the !
of fourth clasp postmasters, but for the con- i
I •cc of the public, and if any of them feel
rieved by the free delivery system it is in his !
power to resign the office.
There is no wonder that General Oti* can't capture j
Aguinaldo. The insurgent chief must be übiquitous, ;
for if the dispatches be correct he was cheered the
other day in New York.
AT the meeting of the International Bar Associa
tion in Buffalo ex-Senator Manderson dcliv- j
ered an address to justify the Philippine cam
paign. The great need, among the imperialists, of
reasons and arguments in justification of an unde
clared war is shown by the eagerness with which they
seize upon Manderson's speech. His text was a de
cision of the United States Supreme Court, delivered
in 1833, in which that court recognized it as a settled
principle of the law of nations that "the inhabitants
of a conquered territory chance their allegiance, and
their relations to their former sovereigns are dis
-51 lived."
Admitting this, it has no application to the Phil
ippines. In the first place, we did not treat them
conquered territory. Neither in the protocol nor the
treaty were they considered as a conquest. When the {
Peace Commissioners met at Paris to make the treaty I
we occupied Manila and Cavite, and no more. Spanish .
jurisdiction had been ended byconquest. TheFilipii
had conquered the whole of Luzon except Cavite and
Manila, and all of Panay, Negros and Cebu, and, ac
cording to the doctrine of the court stated by
Manderson, their allegiance had passed from Spam
to such government as represented the conquerors of
those four islands. That was the government to
dfcich allegiance passed under the law of nations and
the decision of our own courts. The expulsion of
Spain and the change of allegiance to their own gov
ernment had been accomplished on August 14, 1898.
That government continued in administration of the
civil affairs of the four islands from that time, and
there were no disorders, breaches of personal or prop- j
erty rights, and the islands wove as peaceable as any
nation on the planet. This peace was not broken
until the military forces of the United States broke
it and the "pacification" became necessary.
The Filipino government -.mis as well organized
and far better equipped than was our revolution
government under the Continental Congress, and no
lawyer with a knowledge of international law can
dispute the proposition that legally and by the high
est law allegian to that government, and we
are in the islands simply upon an errand of conquesi
If Spam were in ;■< ssession of all the archipelago
until the treaty was ratified, and if the con
veyance of the Philippines were a "cession,! 1 we
were not asserting a conquest but wore making a
purchase and paying twenty millions for it. We were
buying a country of a/nation that did not own ; t. •
and therefore are compelled to wrest it from its right
ful owners by conquest.
It will be better for all parties when these farts r
admitted, for there will b< a general de-ire to go
ahead as rapidly as possible and complete a conquest
the value of which is now unknown and will remain
to be measured after peace comes. Senator Cai
and Colonel Denby, the Secretary of Agriculture and
many other im] ts, are better friend- of the an
nexation than the preachers who are bawling
about God on the tiring line and indulging in other
liemy of that sort. They defiantly admit that it
is a conquest for <'.ollars and cent--, and therefore I
blood spilled in it is not for the flag but for pelf.
Captain John S. Godfrey, who died the other day
at Pasadena, enjoyed a national reputation as a water
wizard because he invariably showed great signs of
distress at the proximity of water. If that were the
only standard established for national reputations we
I have to count the fortunate possessors by
If the gang of thieving conspirators, of Which
Augustus Howard appears to be the accomplished
leader, had as many individualities as they have ham* -
they would organize a formidable colony of crimina
twenty-seven trunks and a staff of fifty
armed men, ha* at last reached San Domingo
and fulfilled the promise of his manifesto, "The peu
ple want me and they shall have me." The leading
newspaper of tlr: capital has welcomed him with the
happy phrase: "The coming of General Jimenes
completes the evolution. There has been no revo
lution. It is safe to expect an immediate revival of
All of these things are promising, but vague. It is
gratifying to know the people of San Domingo have
their Jimenes and that the long fell want is filled, not
by revolution, but by evolution; but there remains
a considerable uncertainty as to what t be next phase
of the evolution will be and what Jimenes will do for
the people and the people do for him when the shout
ing is over and business is resumed.
For the purpose of solving these doubts the New
York Post has interviewed a Mr. Grullon, the chief
agent of Jimenes in that city, and also another gent'e
man described as having been for twelve years i
partner of the general in the firm of Jimenes, Haus
tedt & Co. of Xew York. Both gentlemen are re
ported to have spoken ol the aspirations of the gen
eral* with considerable freedom, and they certainly
crave forth some interesting information. Mr. (inil
lon is quoted as saying: "The long and short of this
affair is — and it is an aspect which has not hitherto
been brought out — that this revolution is a white
man's effort to wrest from the colored element con
trol of the government Heureaux was a negro;
Figuereo is also a negro, and practically all the men
in power are negroes. In short, the negro is supreme
in the government, notwithstanding that the pure
whites of the island — that is, those descended from
Europeans and Indians— compose two-thirds of the
population. Rut negro rule might have been tolerable
had not the negroes virtually undertaken to drive the
whites out. By oppression,, confiscation, imprison
ment, murder, and what not, they have tried to make
the island a place a white man cou,ld not live in. The
white men. who comprise also the majority of the
educated, enlightened and liberal people, have con
cluded to take things into their own hands and insti
tute a decent government."
Upon hearing that surprising statement the re
porter naturally asked, "Then the civil war is really
on racial lines?" Whereupon we told both the
agent and the friend of Jimenes hastened to cry out:
"Oh, no, no. We cannot afford to -ay that. There
are too many negroes in the island, and some of them
are educated, good people."
We thus learn the evolution is a white man's revolt,
but not a racial revolt. Next some information was
given concerning the refations of Jimenes to the late
President Heureaux The "friend" said: "Jimenes
himself was on excellent terms with Heureaux. '1 he
latter has said to me, "I have nothing whatever
against Jimenes; I wish he would come here; I will
do everything 1 can to help him.' Hut Jimenes knew
better than to take Heureaux at his word. They were
on most excellent terms, but Jimenes was the only
Dominican whom Heureaux feared at the head of a
revolution, and so he didn't really want him around
in any active capacity."
The business dealings between the two are thus
described: "Jimcne? built a canal, diverted a river
to its old mouth at Monte Christi, reclaimed a large
logwood district from swamps, and in return received
from the government a title to all the district. Then
Jimenes exported logwood, and it was the foundation
of his fortune. By and by Jimenes wrote to Heur
caux that he could no longer make such profits on his
logwood unless the export duties were reduced.
Heureaux accordingly reduced them, and Jimenes
again exported at a great profit. It was throughout
a perfectly businesslike and legitimate transaction.
* * * By and by Jimenes found that he had given
Heureaux ?200,000, and that the latter was demanding
more. He felt that he had reached the limit of his
generosity in this direction, and he refused to give
again. Then he and Heureaux ceased to be such
cordial friends as they had been."
That much of information we obtain from the agent
and the friend of the new President. The rest is
known to fame. Jimenes having decided to give
Heureaux no more money, retired from the reach of
his persuasive friendship. The process of evolution
rked along until Heureaux was assassinated, and
the people wanted Jimenes and got him. Business
will now revive. The logwood trade will nourish
Mining at Keswick appears to be an expensive
luxury. A man was shot dead the other day for filing
en a claim the value of which is considered to be ex
cessive at $i.
ONCE more the Alaskan boundary arises out of
the obscuring fogs of diplomacy and shows a
clear outline. It is announced there are good
prospects that arrangements will soon be completed
for determining a temporary line between Alaska and
Canada which will put an end to the conflict of au
thority in the disputed territory until diplomacy at
j its leisure and without disturbance can settle the
whole controversy.
Secretary Hay is reported to be very much grati
fied with the terms agreed upon. It is said he has
convinced Great Britain of the impregnable charac
ter of the position he has assumed and that Great
Britain's friendliness for this country has caused her
t'> make concessions which enable an agreement to be
reached as to the location of the temporary line. The
proposed line will be located at the fork of Chilkat j
River, just above the Indian village of Kiuckwan. j
Other points where the line will be located were
ed upon some months ago and are not under
discussion at this time. The effect of the location of
the boundary line as fixed by the Secretary and prac
tically agreed to by Great Britain will be that the en
tire Lynn Canal will be under American control and
: that Canada will not. under the temporary agreement,
have a port on that waterway.
There is. however, a little fly in the ointment of
that pleasing statement. It appears all of these ex
cellent arrangements are to stand "unless Canada
interposes obstacles." Who shall guarantee that
Canada will not interpo-e obstacles? The Govern
ment of the Dominion is in the position of a small
boy who has a chance to talk big to larger boys with
out danger of getting whipped. Being fairly well
assured the United States and Great Britain will not
go to war over any disturbance Canada can make,
the politicians of the Dominion have been inclined to
profit by their security to make a grand demonstra- ;
tii m of firmness in upholding the claims of Canada
against the aggressions of the United States and the
indifference of the Salisbury Ministry.
Sooner or later, however, the Canadians must come
to their senses, and it may be they have about reached
' that point. Certainly their politicians have done
enough fur campaign purposes. They have thrown
salt "i: the eagle's tail time and again and have hurled i
defiance across the border for months with a roar like
that of Niagara. It i- now time for them to get
down to business. There are many questions of im
portance to be arranged between the two countries. ■
;:r,u nothing can be done to <ettle them until the dis- !
pined boundary be at least temporarily determined
-< that there will be no danger of conflict along the
line. That fact may have some effect in moderating
the Canadian demand for a port on Lynn Canal.
Therefore it is not wholly improbable the Dominion
statesmen may abandon their useless contention and
permit the agreement now announced to be carried
out without further trouble.
The Austrian diplomat who i~ trying to find out
| whether or not he has been insulted by General Roget
| of the French general staff would save himself a whole
lot of trouble by consulting his bank account.
A WRITER who conceals his identity under the
title "Ignotus" contributes to the August num
ber of the National Review an interesting ar
ticle on the relations between France and Germany,
in which he seeks to explain the motive of the
Kaiser in trying to conciliate the French. The article
shows the author has given considerable study to the
situation, and the theory he sets up has at any rate
the 'attraction of novelty.
A sentence is quoted from the Universal History of
Count Yorck yon Wa'rtenburg, to the effect there
are only four great powers in the world — the United
States, Great Britain, Russia and "Central Europe
under the hegemony of Germany." At the present
time there is no such power as "Central Europe," but
i f is ciainied the Kaiser and the statesmen of Germany
i are trying their best to establish one.
The writer says: "In this connection the, at first
sight, almost unintelligible policy of the Kaiser
toward the United States acquires a new significance.
What, asks the puzzled bystander, had he to gain by
unnecessarily quarreling with a state of such gigan
tic strength? The answer is that he wished to as
sume the position of the champion of Europe against
the transmarine powers. To Europe the United
States before 1898 appeared like some huge and
drowsy monster, which spent all its energy in nib
bling the lion's tail during its rare moments of wake
fulness. No one objected much to this. But when
the beast shook itself and planted one paw on the
Spanish possessions in the West Indies and another
on the Philippines it became an object of real terror
to European statesmen." The Kaiser was prompt to
seize the moment of alarm to step forth as the Pro
tector of Europe — not that he intended any serious
conflict with the United States, but solely because he
wished all Europe to took to Germany for leadership.
The policy described in the article appears fantas
tic, but it is by no means an ignoble one. Europe
has nothing to fear from the United States, but it may
have something to fear from Russia, and the building
up of a great power on that continent under the
virile leadership of Germany would be a good thing
not only for Europe but for the world. It is quite
possible some such ambition may be in the brain of
the Kaiser. At any rate he is acting wisely in con
ciliating the French and making ready to meet any
emergency that may arise. A world divided between
the four powers, United States. Great Britain, Ger
many and Russia, is something quite possible in the
frture, and even at this time the subject is interesting
as a speculation.
Editor of The Call: Allow me, a member of the Grand Army, through your
valuable columns to enter my protest against the effort now being made by mem
bers of the Grand Army to remove from office Pension Commissioner H. Clay
Evans. It is evident by the Commission' r's !:st report that he fearlessly and with
fidelity discharged the duties of his high office. Millions of dollars are being paid
out annually to men who have secured pensions through fraud.
Hy the system adopted by Mr. Evans the money expended in his department
during the past year was cut down ST.."-"". 1 "". and many of the pension attorneys
are disgruntled and go mourning about the streets. Many Grand Army men have
been misled by the plausible representations of the attorneys into hostility to the
There are in force at the present time 001.M9 pensions, including those of the
Spanish-American war. Thirty-seven thousand and seventy-seven new pensions
during the year have been Issued. There was a ret reduction of 21^">. This is the
first decrease since the Civil War. and It is not attributable to losses by death
but to a vigorous system of examining claims.
Therefore, let the good work go on, and I believe e^ery man who is entitled to
a pension will receive it, and that the attack upon the Commissioner is a mer
o nary one. J- L. LYON,
San Francisco, Sept. 6, '
Here's a Chance for Mr. Burns.
Sacramento B< •
Tt would be a lino thing in Burns, and
would give evidence of devotion to the
State ami the Republican party, were he
to renounce his Senatorial aspirations,
either with or without an understanding
that the other Senatorial candidates
whose names were before the Legislature
last winter would do likewise. Then tin.'
Governor could confidently call an extra
session in the assurance that it would
:;t leasi result in the choice of Bomebody.
Were tin question left m the people, :t
is not unlikely that they would prefer a
vacancy in the Senatorship to the cost
of aii extra session and all the possibili
ti.s of ..vil that arise when Legislators
assemble to tinker with the statutes.
Dr. T5. Dean of Stanford is registered at
tin- California.
H. H. Corbett, a wealthy oil man of
Fresno, is staying at the Russ.
A. T. J. Reynolds, an extensive rancher
of Walnut Creek, is at the Grand.
■William Jennings Bryan arrived at the
California yesterday from Sacramento
Judge J. A. Stanly has come flown
from his home in Napa and . is at the
Pala ■'•.
Fred H. Dakin of the Uncle Sam mine?.
In Shasta. County, is a guest at the
D. R. Oliver, a prominent mining man
of Sonora, is among the late arrivals at
the Lirk.
T.. W. Blinn, one of the most prominent
capitalists of Los Angeles, is registered at
the l'niaoe.
Dr. Q. D. Marvin, one of the lending
medical men of Blue Lakes, is a guest at
the Grand.
J. S. Robinson, a well-known fruit man
of St. Helena, is among the late arrivals
at the Lick.
Dr. Edward G. Parker, U. S. X.. Is stav
ing at the Occidental, where he arrived
last evening.
Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Cooley have come
up from Menlo Park and are staying at
the Occidental.
Jnm."; Judge, an official of the Prihilof
Islands In the Bering Sea, is a guest at
the Occidental.
Knox MaddOX, well known attorney and
wealthy capitalist of San Jose, is staying
at the Occidental.
George W. and W. H. Harvey, two min
ing men of Shingle, are among the re
cent arrivals at the Grand.
Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Denike have come
up from San Jose to make a short stay
In tin- city and are at the Palace.
T. S. Ansly, a wealthy mining man of
Carson. Nevada, is one of those who ar
rivd in the city yesterday and went to
the Rubs.
Dr. *j. A. N.~>yes. physician nf the Alaska
Commercial Company in Alaska, is regis
tered at the Grand where he arrived yes
terday morning.
W. F. Purnoll, one of the leading mer
chants of Sacramento, and YV. YV. Middle
rough, an attorney of Stockton, are both
registered at the Lick.
W. J. Trask, one of the leading attor
neys and most influential politicians, of
Los Ai.geles, is registered at the Grand
tor a liui'.' stay in the city.
Among those who have lately arrived at
the Palace is Mrs. K. H. Warde, widow
of the late general manager of the Santa
Fe Bystena in Southern California. She is
on a visit to the city from Coronado
where she has been spending the summer.
NEW YORK, Sept. C— G. Gerst rind E.
A. Gerst of Pan Francisco are at the Marl
borough; Dr. J. Medbury of San Francisco
is at the Plaza; Mrs. M. L. Powers and
Miss Angle B. Donovan of San Francisco
arc at the Westminster; F. Mandelhaum
of San Francisco is at the Empire; J. O.
Harly of San Francisco is at the Bay
WASHINGTON. Sept. G.--Cha les Nel
son of San Francisco is at the Arlington;
11. D. Morse of San Francisco is at the
New York World
Wellington; Senator-elect Foster of
Washington is at the Arlington.
cording to the latest statistics the popu
lation of the Russian Empire is 129,211,
--113. _
THREE COINS— A. J., City. There is
no premium on either a half-dollar of ISIS
or \K)3 and none on a cent of IS6O having
on it the head of an Indian.
land. Cal. Any first-class bookseller can
procure for you coin catalogues which
give the values placed on coins.
Ther^ is no ship afloat that cannot enter
the Golden Gate at San Francisco at any
time, or in other words, that has to wait
outside for the tide to rise in order to
pass through.
ESCORT— M. A. S.. City. In escorting
a lady to a Beat in the theater the gen
tlem.in should always precede the lady.
On the gentleman devolves the duty of
asking about seats and he follows the
usher, the lady follows her escort and
when the seats are reached he stands to
allow the lady to reach her seat and then
follows her.
Me, Tinemaha, Inyo County, Cal. The
best running record (horse) for one mile,
up to December 1. IS9S, is held by Salvator,
4-year-old, in 1890, time 1:37%. The best
trotting record is 1-year-old, Pansy Mc-
Gregor, in harness, 2:23"! i: 2-year-old,
I Arion. 2:V)%: 3-year-old. Fantasy. 2:06; 4
year-old, Dlreetum, 2:05 1 4: 5-year-old, Bin-
I gen :md Ralph Wilkes, each 2:06 3 i; 6-year
: old. 2:03%.
OLD COINS— C. X., Independence. Or.
The department of Answers to Corre
spondents does not deal in old coins. It
i_: : ,
{ The man who introduced the Prince of
j Wales to New York society belles is now
• in one of our charitable institutions.
] - Complete .'story .of the contest for the
] fid America's cup. ,
■ IB 3 • . "- . . ; ' : . .-..,■
I 4it iTS t\ ''fe * / G? Its signification to the Jews.
oulludy b
i v^Cßiß* „,, . , .
j • * • Who they are and how they enjoy their
i September 10, A boy who "beat his way to Manila
i to nurse his sick brother. and a Colo-
-5 1899. ' rado volunteer who has fallen heir to
I $4,000,000.;
! y, Who will visit San Francisco.
! l__J
| c_2s
[ . i ;. AFFAIRS. .j;
furnishes obtainable information in rela
tion to such. Dealers in coins offer a pre
mium of from 15 cents to $1 f.o for a silver
dollar of 17W. They sell such at an ad
vance of $1 25 to $5 50 above the face
STAGE TRAlNlNG— Subscriber, Ala
meda. Cal. There are a number of per
sons in San Francisco who train people
for the stage, but this department cannot
advertise them. If you will send a self
addressed and stamped envelope to this
department a list will be forwarded by
There is no rule of the Navy Department
that requires that boys who wish to en
list in the navy shall have been pupils
of the public schools, but it requires that
they shall be able to read and write. For
information as to rules for admission to
the training school for boys address a
communication to the commander of the
Pensacola, Goat Island, San Francisco
Subscriber, City. The "in
trinsic value of a 3-cent unused stamp,
George "Washington series," is just 3
cents, for a postage stamp issued by the
United States Government is always
worth its face, value until it is used. "A
10-cent used stamp" has no intrinsic
value Possibly by "intrinsic" you mean
premium. Without knowing the color of
the stamps referred to in the letter of
inquiry it is Impossible to state what the
value is Correspondents writing about
stamps should fully describe the same.
WEAK LUNGS— A. 8., San Rafael. Cal.
It is claimed that the climate of South
ern California is benellcial to persons af
fected with weak lungs because the at
mosphere is clear, allowing the full force
of the sun's rays, and because at the
same time the dryness has a compensat
ing effect by taking up the moisture from
the system, and the further fact that the
temperature is uniform. As to what part
of the section of the State is best for
those affected with weak lungs depends
upon conditions, some individuals re
quiring an exceedingly dry atmosphere
and others one in which there is a little
moisture. These places that are in prox
imity to the ocean are not as beneficial
to such patients as localities farther in
the interior. The sudden climatic
changes in the Philippines render them
an undesirable place for persons whose
lungs are weak. A person seeking a suit
able place to take up a residence in on
account of weakness of lungs should, be
fore deciding, consult a first-class phy
sician, who will be able to suggest which
is the most suitable locality.
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Cal. glace fruit 50c per lb at Towns*nd's.*
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Special information supplied daily to
business houses and public men by the
Press Clipping Bureau (Allen's). 510 Mont
gomery street. Telephone Main 1042. •
Bie: Carero of Sealskins.
The steam schooner Del Norte arrived
in port yesterday from Dutch Harbor,
Alaska, with 1t", .912 sealskins on board,
which is regarded as a very good season's
Anfrostura Bitters, prepared by Dr. J. G. B.
Sießert for his private use, has become famous
as the best appetizing tonic.

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