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Colonel Dady's Sensational
Statement Regarding Ha
vana Contracts.
Told if He Would Do Something for
the Right Parties His Contraot
Would Stand.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
WASHINGTON-, Oct. 15.-Major General
William Ludlow, military governor of
Havana, will receive leave of absence to'
visit Washington In December and one of j
his close friends in this city is authority
for the diction that he will not return I
to Cuba.
Should this prediction prove to be well
founded. General Ludlow's retirement
from his present office will be due to
events which throw light on the retire
ment of General Alger from the War De
The story of these occurrences centers
about the tract of Michael J. Dady &
Co. for sewering and paving Havana
Colonel Dady, bo is one of the Republi
can leaders In Kings County, New York,
began his negotiations with the city of
Havana for tnis work in lUM, when the
Havana Common Council invited pro
posals for a system of .vers and pave-'
ments. Colonel J>ady submitted eighteen <
proposals, one of which was accepted. '
l.nder his contract he was to receive
about (13,000,000 in fifty-year bonds, to be
redeemed in annual payments.
When General Ludlow as made mill- i
tary governor of Havana Colonel Dadv
applied to him for permission to proceed
under his contract. General Ludlow sent
him to Washington ancl told him to see !
Qeneral Alger. The latter told him to go |
back to General Ludlow, who again Bent \
hira to the Secretary of War. ]
Colonel Dady was informed at this I
stage of the proceedings that if he would
"do something" for "the right people" his
contract would be all right. He turned a
deaf ear to these suggestions and insisted '
on an investigation. j
All these reports were pigeonholed in the
War Department, and Secretary Alger
and General Ludiow, It is asserted, re- '
fused to allow anything to oe done either
in Havana or in tnis city.
Then Colonel Dady demanded that the
matter be laid before the President's Cab- i
met for decision.
Secretary Alger promised to present the
matter to the Cabinet on a certain day.
On the day after the -•Kited meeting
lie wrote a letter to Colonel Dadj saving
the case had been brought before the Cab
inet and that the Attorney General had
given a specific report adverse to Dadv's !
Three members of the Cabinet are au- !
thority for the assertion that both the
statements were absolutely false. General i
Alger did not bring thf- matter up and the
Attorney General made no report. It was I
predicted at this time that Secretary' Al
ger could not long remain a member of
the Cabinet of whose deliberations he
wrote false reports.
He left the department one week later
for his trip to Michigan to inaugurate his
boom for the 3 . • -ship. When he re
turned he found the department under the
virtual control of Assistant Secretary
Melklejohn and Adjutant General ' irbin. i
Mrs. Florentine Cantius Eange Ex
pires Very Suddenly on the
Lecture Platform.
NEW TORK, Oct. ir..— While addressing
a Socialist women's meeting in a Second
avenue hall to-night Mrs. Florentine Can
tius Lange was stricken with apoplexy
and died in a few minutes.
Mrs. Lange was a portly woman about
f>o years old and often became excited
when making speeches. Her subject was
"Woman - Kights." in the middle of hei
address she suddenly stopped speaking
and began gesticulating With her hands!
Her face became almost black and she be
gan to totter. Several men caught hei
as she was falling and tried to revive her.
She died soon after a physician arrived.
Mrs. Cantius Lan^e came from Berlin
Germany, about ■■•'. years ago and was
prominent as a Socialist agitator.
HUDSON. N. V.. Oct. 15— The Windsor
Hotel was destroyed by fire early this
morning and Wallace C. Hall, a drum
mer for a Philadelphia publishing com
pany, was suffocated. All the other
guests escaped in their nightclothes, los
ing all their baggage. The porter of the
liotel alone saved the lives of ten women.
There were many very narrow escapes.
Property loss, $50,000.
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or by maiL It ALWAY tc CO., New York.
HONOLULU, Oct. S.— Hundreds of people in Honolulu mourn the passing
away of Hon. John Phillips, "Honest John," as he was generally called.
For some weeks past he had struggled for life, but without avail.
John Phillips -was born In Scotland about fifty-five years ago, and
In early life went to Canada. Thence he went to St. Paul, Minnesota,
from which place he Journeyed to San Francisco, where he has many
friends. About 1553 he came to the Islands and Boon made his mark by his
sterling and manly attributes. He was a man whose quiet influence was never
excelled here. Twice elected a member of the House of Nobles under the mon
archy he was also the popular representative in the Council of State of the
In Masonry he was among the highest in the land, both in the lodge of Master
Masons. Royal Arch Chapter and Knights Templar. He was a widower and left
two children to mourn his loss, a daughter about 18 and a son about 16.
Business Men of Sacra
mento Make Protest.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
SACRAMENTO, Oct. Much dissat
isfaction is expressed by the traveling
public over the new train arrangement of
the Southern Pacific with reference to
Sacramenlo. the effect of which will he
to greatly discommode the people of this
Beginning to-morrow the new overland
flier is to be put on. Its advent had
been looked forward to with delight, but
the announcement has been made that
Sacramentans will not be permitted to
ride upon it. This of itself was a disap
pointment, but it was nothing to the dis
gust which was experienced when it was
learned that the railroad company in
tended to take oft the 2 p. m. train for
San Francisco and substitute a train at
4:05 p. m., whose course to San Francisco
would be dependent upon the time the
down Oregon express would strike Da
visville, some twenty miles west of Sac
To wait upon the uncertainties of an
overland train certainly does not strike
the people of a city as large and im
portant as Sacramento as either desirable
or fair, and strong pressure will be
brought to bear upon the Southern Pacific
officials to consider the wants of the vast
number of people who regularly make
trips for business and pleasure between
this city and the metropolis. It is true
that there remains the west bound over
land, due at 4:50 p. m. and leaving at 5:10
p. m.. but it is habitually late, sometimes
being three and four hours behind time,
and quite generally from half an hour
to one hour. - -7
The feeling in the business community
has awakened action by the Chamber of
Commerce, as will be seen by the follow
ing letter addressed to the passenger de
partment of the Southern Pacific:
T. H. Goodman, General Passenger Agent,
Southern Pacific Company, San Francisco,
Cat — Dear Sir: Referring to your new time
card: The present local of 2 p. m., which
nas sure to leave on time and arrive In Pan
Fiancisco at 6 p. m.. is abandoned. It was
liberally patronize*!, because our people are
very fond of arriving in San Franclseo In
time to go to the theater or to call on their
friends. In lieu of this train, we get a train
which leaves here at 4:06 p. m. and runs to
Davisville and waits there for the Oregon
train to arrive. In other words, the traveler
ln the afternoon is entirely dependent for his
arrival In San Francisco upon the said Oregon
train and the 6:10 Overland train, which >, are
often late.
This Is the worst accommodation our city
has ever had. and the afternoon travel was
never greater. All who use the railroad will
Join In our request to you to restore the local
2 p. m. train, which has given such satisfac
We make no comment on the new 2:15 fast
train westward, access to which ls forbidden
us. Very truly yours.
FRANK MII.LEH, President.
J. O. COLEMAN. Secretary.
Officers to Be Advanced When Shaf
ter Retires.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 15.— Tho retire
ment on Monday next of General Shafter
at San Francisco will make room for the
promotion of either General Lawton or
General Mac Arthur to the rank of briga
dier general in the regular establishment.
Roth of these officers now hold the rank
of colonel.
In connection with these retirements
and promotions it Is understood that five
colonels of the line who will soon retire
for age are to be successively promoted
to the rank of general officers before their
retirement. They are: Colonel Royal T.
Frank, First Artillery; Colonel Samuel
Ovenshine, Twenty-third Infantry: Col
onel Alex M. Bennington, Second Artil
lery; Colonel Louis H. Carpenter, Fifth
Cavalry, and Colonel Daniel Burke, Sev
enteenth Infantry.
"Starved Cuban" Dies.
MERCED. Oct. 15.— G. W. Lanorette.
who has been traveling with the Walter
1,. Main shows exhibiting himself as the
"Starved Cuban," died here last night
from heart failure. Lanorette was M
years of age and Joined the circus In San
Francisco a few weeks ago.
Killed in a Train Wreck.
OAXACA. Mex.. Oct. 15.— A passenger
train on the Yucatan Eastern Railroad
was derailed near Tunkas. Two pas
sengers were killed and fourteen others
seriously injured.
Seeks to Borrow Millions.
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 15.— A dispatch
from Durango, Mexico, rays that the
authorities of State are negotiating with
Chicago and New York bankers for a loan
of $2,000,000. The money is to be expend
ed in extensive public improvements in
Soldiers Decamp From
Special Dispatch to The Call.
| HONOLULU, Oct. S.-The hospital ship
! Relief and the transports Tacoma, Sher
! man and Grant have all departed for
Manila. Previous to the departure of the
Tacoma the military authorities caused
- search to be made for five soldiers of
| the hospital corps stationed here, who
! had stowed themselves away on board the
ship &1&2 hope of getting to Manila, Ihe
me deserters were missed early In the 1
HZ* 3?' and U was at once surmised
Afw ~ I Wt ; l tryln ? t0 & et to Manila.
After a careful search three of the men
! were found in the hold and placed under
\ arr st '_ hen brought up they were black
; and grimy and disappointed. They were
marched to Camp McKinley and placed ln
. the guardhouse there.
It is thought that the other two missine
men are on the Tacoma, but a diligent
. search failed to discover them. If they
j are on the transport they are in a fair
\ way to attain their desire and reach
Manila, where they will have to stand
sentences for deserting their posts.
The Sixth Artillery batteries stationed
i here have lost between twenty and thirty
men in the last few days. All the sol
diers here are anxious to go to Manila
I where the rest of the Sixth's batteries
! now are. The men think that they can
; steal aboard a transport and on arrival
report to the officers of the Sixth at
I Manila and escape with a slight punish
ment—there would be a sentence of thirty
days in the guardhouse, or something to
that effect, and after that the newcomers
would be assigned to places in the bat
teries at the front. The soldiers are will
ing to stand thirty days In the guardhouse
; for the sake of getting to the scene of the
: war.
Scenes of Religious Enthusiasm at a
• Meeting of Christian Missionary
NEW YORK. Oct. 15.— Sixty-eight th -
sand dollars was raised in Carnegie Hall
to-day for the heathen. It was obtained
by the Rev. A. B. Simpson and his acco
clates in the Christian Missionary Al.l
ance amid the tumult of religious enthusi
asm which prevails when the alliance
takes up Its annual collection. Women
tore off their Jewels and men their coats
and vests, throwing them to the collectors
and shouting "Glory to God" and "Hal.e
lujah" as they contributed all to the f.nd
by which the alliance will keep its mis
sionaries abroad for the year. While two
meetings were to have taken place, and
did take place In the hall, one In the after
noon and one ln the morning, they were
so close together that there was scarcely
an Intermission, and It was as thoutn
there had been one continuous sefesion of
more than seven hours. • .-,-
Emaciated^ Condition of the Animals
on the Centennial.
HONOLULU. Oct. B.— The transport
Centennial arrived from San Francisco on
the sth. She brought 300 horses, sixty of
them hanging in slings and ready to die
from simple exhaustion. Two of them
died after reaching port, one breathing its
last on the dock and the other in its sling
on the middle deck.
The horses had been at sea for eight
days, each one fastened to a stall just
wide enough and long enough for its body.
For eight days the suffering animals had
no sleep no rest whatever. They stood
and kept balance With the rolling of the
ship. A few days more and many deaths
from exhaustion could not have been
avoided. The horses started as fresh,
spirited animals, brought from Nevada
and Oregon. They arrived thin and jaded,
a large proportion of them only kept alive
by stimulants. About twenty gallons of
alcohol were given to the horses during
the Centennial's trip. The animals were
unloaded here and will be turned out to
pasture until the return of the transport
from San Francisco.
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Minings Delegates.
PLACERVILLE.Oct. 15— At a largely at
tended meeting of the El Dorado County
Miners' Association, held in this city last
night, the following were selected as dele
fates to the annual convention of the
tate Miners' Association, which will con
vene In San Francisco on October 23:
Charles H. Dunton, Thomas Alderson, H.
E. Picket. C. H. Weatherwax, D. H.
Jackson, W. S. Bacon, E. J. Elzie, Joseph
Roylance. B. D. Mason, W. H. Husband,
James Richards, H. 8. Morev, N. W.
Mountain, A. C. Morison, Phil Maul, W.
W. Ten ney, W. C. Greene, J. F. Limpen
sel. J. Q. Wrenn, Charles A. Swlsler, E.
W. Chapman, James Keeiey, Charles
Seymour, J. W. elm an.
Admiral's Cousin Talks
to Workingmen.
Special Dieratch to The Call.
SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. IB.— "I declare
myself a socialist; I believe ln national
paternalism and in Governmental owner
ship of all industries. The competitive
system of labor is to-day the curse of the
tollers. There is no hope for the better
ment of the evil conditions which now
exist as a result of the antagonism of
capital and labor save in the establish
ment of a socialistic form of Govern
These words were the keynotes of an
address delivered to-day to an audience
of union wcrklngmen by a special agent
of the Federal Department of Labor sent
here to Investigate the Cour d'Alene riots
and other labor difficulties. The speaker
was Adelbert M. Dewey, cousin of th\
admiral and historian of the Dewey fam
ily. His words created considerable of a
. Speaking of the Cour d'Alenes Mr.
Dewey said: "I, who am one of you, say
to you that labor organizations cannot
afford to stand sponsor for crime." This
won applause. The speaker also coun
seled his hearers to moderation in the use
of Intoxicants to the end that they might
never while under the Influence of liquor
do ought to bring discredit upon organ
ized labor. He refused to discurs the re
"port he will make on the Wardner riot,
saying it must be given out through the
department first and not from him.
To-day's meeting was a representation
of all the labor organizations of the city
to report to Mr. Dewey data concerning
all the labor difficulties here in the pa~t
Aye years.
Famous English Actors Will Produce
the Drama "Robespierre" and
Other Productions.
LONDON, Oct. lo.— Despite their earlier
intention to take a faster ship. Sir Henry
Irving and Miss Ellen Terry, with their
full company, sailed for the United States
this morning on the Atlantic transport
line steamer Marquette, which is due to
arrive in New York October 25 or 26. A
large number of personal and profession
al friends accompanied the actors from
the Albert dock to Oravesend, and a fare
well breakfast was held on the ship.
Among those present were Messrs.
Comyns Carr, Henry Dickens, son of the
novelist; Robert Tabor and Miss Alma
Taden. To a representative of the As
sociated Press Sir Henry said:
"While this is our fifth American tour,
I feel that we have never gone to the
United States under more auspicious cir
cumstances. In the first place, the cordi
ality between the two nations was never
greater than it is at the present time,
and while my personal relations with
American theater-goers have always been
of the most delightful character, lt Is
pleasant to feel that the two nations now
recognize the ties of kinship as never be
"I believe that 'Robespierre,' with which
we will open at the Knickerbocker, will
justify my faith in transporting such an
elaborate production. I wanted to give
my American friends something entirely
new, and I had them much in mind while
selecting the piece. Then, too. it is al
ways an inspiration to play to American
audiences, and Miss Terry and myself
really look upon our tour as a means of
brightening up our faculties as well as
entertaining our American friends."
Commissioner Chamberlain's Report
Shows That This Country Is Far
Down on the List.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15.— Commissioner
of Navigation Chamberlain has prepared
a table, based on the latest official re
ports, showing the amounts paid by the
principal maritime nations in aid of their
merchant marine.
The payments are made under different
headings— for mail contract service In |
time of war, retainers to seamen, rebates •
to ships carrying apprentices and fishing !
The United States stands far down on I
the list, paying only $1,038,141 for ocean
mails carried In American vessels.
France, which is making strenuous ef
forts to build up a strong merchant fleet, I
stands at the head of the list, with pay- j
ments under various headings aggregat- !
ing $7,632,242. Great Britain comes next
with $5,762,762 paid to ship owners and
seamen as the contribution of the Gov- j
ernment toward maintaining British su
premacy in ocean commerce. Japan,
which since the war with China has
made rapid advances as a naval and com
mercial power, comes third with pay- ■
ments aggregating $3,492,107. These are
amounts paid by other nations:
Italy. $2,185,266: Germany. $1,894,620- Aus- I
tria-Hungary, $1,724,249; Spain, $1 629 927- I
Russia. $1,168,187: Netherlands. $259*971 : i
Norway. $136,948; Denmark. $82,455; Portu
gal. $63,300, and Sweden, $31,844.
Brother of Mrs. Collier, Held in Mex
ico for Murder, Makes Start
ling Allegations.
AUSTIN, Texas., Oct. 15.— William I
Frost, who claims to be a brother of Mrs.
Evelyn Collier, the American woman con- j
fined in prison at Hermosillo, Mexico, un
der a four-year sentence for killing a j
Mexican, is here and called on Governor I
Sayers. requesting that he Intercede with !
the Mexican authorities in the woman's I
behalf. Governor Sayers declined to take
any action ln the case.
• Frost charges the prison authorities at
Hermoslllo with abusing the female pris
oners In the most cruel manner. He
states that his sister is refused water
and is given the roughest kind of prison
food, and that the small cell ln which
she ls confined Is reeking with filth
Frost claims that the woman killed the
Mexican in self-defense.
Hawaiian Planters Object to the Im
migration Laws.
HONOLULU. Oct. 8.-The Cabinet re
cently considered a petition from the
Planters' Association to eliminate a clause
In the Immigration rules requiring that 10
per cent of all contract labor
ers brought into the country shall be
Europeans or Americans. The point is
that a bond is required for the compliance
with this rule, and the same is forfeited
if the proportion named Is not adhered to
The planters want this bond requirement
annulled. . c ;.
In their memorial to the cabinet the
planters represented that they had ex
pended every effort to carry out the pro
visions of the law. but were wholly un
able to do so. The troubles with the
Gallclans, Italians and Portuguese were
cited as instances of the hardships en
countered. -7:.'7 \
The Government decided that, while the
planters had acted in good faith In their
endeavors to' secure American and Euro
pean laborers. It did not feel that it had
the authority to eliminate the clause re
ferred to, holding that the authority rest
ed with the Legislature only.
Theodore Thomas Has a Narrow Es
cape From Death.
CHICAGO. Oct. 15.— Theodore Thomas,
conductor of the Chicago Orchestra; nar
rowly escaped fatal injuries yesterday. As
it was he received a wound that will con
fine him to his bed for several days.
He conducted a private rehearsal of the
orchestra .at the Auditorium. A few min
utes before the end of the rehearsal an
iron bolt dropped from the loft above the
stage. It. hit the floor within a foot of
Thomas, and, bounding back, struck him
in the face.
The bolt cut two gashes in his face, and
for a time It was thought one of his eyes
was badly injured. 77,-; '7,-.;.
Revolutionary Force Will Be Allowed to
Enter the Republic's Capital Without
a Struggle.
CARACAS, Oct. 15.— Advices from Petare. ten miles from Caracas, say the
people have risen against President Andrade and a crisis is Imminent. The
commander of the Government forces has betrayed the President and will allow
the revolutionary army to march upon Caracas without a battle.
President Andrade will probably be forced to retire, re-establishing his
government at Maracalbo or Puerto Cabello. Tucacas has been taken by the
revolutionary forces.
United States Minister Loomis recently made a long argument before President
Andrade, urging a suspension of the law relative to foreign insurance com
panies, the enforcement of which, the Minister said, would drive all such com
panies from Venezuela. The result of Mr. Loomis' argument was that a suspen
sion of the law was granted until March, when the statutes will be amended by
Congress. This action saves $6,000,000 worth of business to American companies.
NEW YORK, Oct. 15.— The Dutch steamer Prinz Frederick Henrik has ar
rived to-day from Venezuela. The second officer of the steamer said concerning
the revolution:
"At La Guayara lay a man-of-war lately bought from Italy. She was flying
the Venuezalar. flag and was ready for action. There was no talk at La Gua
yara, where the Prinz Frederick Henrik touched on September 23, of President
Andrade's leaving the country. JJ •/ ■■"'■
"At Puerto Cabello, when the Prinz Frederick arrived on September 30, the
streets were barricaded, the windows of the houses were barricaded wltm mat
tresses and bales of merchandise, foreign residents were flying their flag from
house to house and scattering shots were heard at night. General Castro was
near Caracas with 6.000 rebels, it was said.
"The American warship Vixen and two French men-of-war lay at Curacao.
The American sailors had not been ashore for seven and a half months. They
were so wild that they mixed It up with every one they met. The Yankees cleaned
out one entire street known as Murder street and forty of them were sent to
the hospital."
Annual Report of Chief
Special Dispatch to The Call.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15.— 1n his annual
report to the Secretary of the Navy Chief
Constructor Hlchborn lays special stress
upon the importance of continuing the
work of improving the plants at the
various navy yards, inviting particular
attention to those at Boston and League
Island. A plant is also recommended at
Algiers, La., as without it the new dock
will be worthless when completed. Un
der the head of drydocks, the report
points out that the present building pro
gramme does not affect the two most Im
portant navy yards, viz.: New York and
Norfolk, at which a new dock of the
largest size is urgently needed, in view
of the rapid increase of the number of
battleships In commission. Marine rail
ways also are said to be necessary for the
economical handling of torpedo boats, and
two . ach are recommended at New York
and one each at Portsmouth, League Isl
land, Norfolk, Port Royal and Mare Isl
Under the head of new construction,
the report sets out the fact that the con
tracts for the more important ships au
thorized by the last Congress could not
be let, because of the limitation placed
upon the cost of armor. Nevertheless
complete specifications for these vessels
have been prepared and are Included in
the report. Work on the design for gun
boat 16, to replace the Michigan, has
been suspended pending definition of
the characteristics that will be permitted
under the treaty with Great Britain.
Fourteen vessels, with the exception of
the Chesapeake and Princeton, torpedo
boats or tugs, were added to the navy
during the last fiscal year; four Spanish
vessels sunk during the war, were raised
II I The weather now emphasizes what we
j '■'.'_, have been long talking about — suggesting jl
|| that it is time for you to get your fall over- jl
[7 The best thing in overcoats is our IS
"Yeargood" overcoat. They are values, 11
'§{} every one of them, but besides this there is li
*£ protection for you in our repairing guaran- jl
i tee, which holds good for a year. |
Of course a "Yeargood" overcoat is ; jl
ii good for more than a year, but we term it |jj
\ "Yeargood," as that is the period for which 1
I we guarantee it. t
1,3 All cloths and prices from $12.^0 to s2%. ; |
1 Mackintoshes. Is
1,1 This is the weather for them too; ours come In black, |c
I dark cray, tan. medium brown and herringtone stripes, for Is
$5, f6, 57-50, 59, Sic, fll nnd 514.
Every one guaranteed waterproof. up
J Boys' Shirt' Waists. If
I ■'- We have a number of 25-cent shirt wai>ts for boys from Hf
I £ 6to 12 years in a great variety patterns which we are selling ||
j[J ° r - 15c each. ll
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II \Q£y -Ti a MARKET ST N^io£/ II
i| Out-of-town orders filled— write us. gi
and added, and seventeen small gunboats
were purchased or captured on the
Asiatic station and placed on the list. On
the other hand, forty-one vessels were
dropped from the naval list, including the
American line chartered ships, a number
of auxiliary vessels sold, the revenue cut
ters and lighthouse vessels turned back
Into their old service and a couple of
monitors. On July 1 there were building
for the navy forty-eight new vessels. In
addition to those enumerated.
In view of the dela' 1 ' encountered ln se
curing armor for the new ships at sat
isfactory prices, the Chief Constructor
feels that the time is opportune to renew
his recommendation that the department
contract with the ship-builder for the
ship complete, with armor, instead of
making separate contracts for the latter.
Some of the lessons of the war referred
to in the report is the importance of
sheathing ships, as well as restricting
the use of combustible material upon
them, ancl of fire-proofing such material
as must be used. The severe tests applied
by the war to our ships under trying con
ditions of climate resulted satisfactorily,
and little modification of new designs has
been found necessary. The extended use
of electricity as an auxiliary is recom
mended, and the bureau is making great
progress in this direction. The present
strength of the corps of naval con
structors is said to be entirely Insuffi
cient, and a considerable increase is sug
gested, Including an assistant chief of
the bureau.
The report closes with detailed state
ments from the constructors in charge of
the various navy yards of the work per
formed and the plant necessary.
Congressman Berry of Kentucky
Will Introduce the Bill.
CINCINNATI, Oct. Rankin C. Good,
the high school cadet who is prcmotlng
a scheme to name one of the first-class
battleships the American Boy, giving the
schoolboys of the United States the
privilege of contributing to the cost of its
construction, recently called upon Con
gressman Berry in Newport. Ky., to seek
aid in the undertaking.
Colonel Berry states that he promised
to introduce a bill in Congress providing
that the ship shall be named the Ameri
can Boy, that he is corresponding with
Chairman Boutelle of Maine of the Com
mittee on Naval Affairs, and that it was
probable that the resolution would be
favorably reported upon.
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X 222-224 SUTTER STREET- ?
x ■•—'•■ 1
X Monday— Tuesday —Wednesday X
+ >
+„ Owing to the continuous increase X
+ \ cf all metal -wares thi. will be the X
£ FIRST and Y « 'Special" Sale of ♦
♦ the >
♦ ♦
X "Suvio" Gas Heater VIVtT 70c X
*" many families -♦-
and hc«pitals +
•+ j. Heats a room -
+ \________\_r. \__\Wl *' n 1( * minutes "♦"
> tached to an >* -♦•
4 Gas Torches &£& 15c X
X Including box of tapers. Reg. 25c.. X
X Macaroni camcJU i-box 25c x
-f Vermicelli or Spaghetti. Reg. 35c. T
X Catsup 2£y bot 15c X
-*> "New Era" means the best. Reg. 20c. .a,
j X Fard Dates . I2iclb-J
I 4- Finest imported. Regularly 15c. a,
j J Jordan Almonds -sheiied- 35c Ib X
-♦• New Importation Just in. Reg. 50c. '
X China Ginger crystam^ I2^c ib X
T Just arrived. Regularly 20c. ♦
X Scotch Whisky %*&& $1.15 bot >
•*► Finest old Gienllvet. Analysis __._. to I
>- absolute purity by R. R. Tatlock, T
■+> Public Analyst for the city of Olas- T
+ gow. T
X Extra Zinfandel gallon 50c X
"♦" Same high grade of wine you bought -4
■f- August 21st. Regularly 75c.
X Mustard, French 20c X
♦■ Regularly 23c. l',i >■
X Cranberries, new crop qt 10c X
i "♦" Regularly 15c. -♦•
-♦- Cigars, El Amor X
+ Highest grade Key West; 12 different +
▲. sizes; see window. _»
•f JUST IN -Smyrna Figs, Sweet Ap- -*,
4- pie Cider.
>- New Delicacies arriving dally. a
■♦- Country orders given special atten- >•
-♦- tion. -a,
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Taxes Due Upon Assessments
Made by the State Board
of Equalization.
SACRAMENTO. Oct. 11. 1S».
In accordance with the provisions of Section
2668 or the Political Code, notice ls hereby
given that I have received from the State
Board of Equalization the "Duplicate Record
of Assessments of Railways" and the "Dupli-
cate Record of Apportionment of Railway As-
sessments," containing the assessments upon
the property of each of the following named
associations or corporations as fixed by said
State Board of Equalization for the year 1899
California Pacific Railroad Company, Cen-
tral Pacific Railroad Company, Northern Cali-
fornia Railroad Company, Northern Railway
Company, South Pacific Coast Railroad Com-
pany, Southern Paclflc Railroad Company,
Southern California Motor Road Company,
San Francisco and North Pacific Railway
Company, Southern California Railway Com-
pany, Santa Fe Pacific Railroad Company,
North Pacific Coast Railroad Company, San
Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Railway
Company, Nevada County Narrow-Gauge Rail-
road Company, Carson and Colorado Railroad
Company, Nevada-California-Oregon Railway
Company, Pajaro Valley Consolidated Railroad
Company, Pacific * Coast Railway Company,
Alameda and San Joaquin Railroad Company,
Gualala River Railroad Company. California
and Nevada Railroad Company, Sierra Railway
Company of California, Sierra Valley Railway
Company, San Francisco and San Mateo Elec-
tric Railway Company, Randsburg Railway
Company, and Pullman Palace Car Company.
The State and county taxes on all personal
property and one-half of the State and county
taxes on all real property are now due and
payable and will be delinquent on the last
Monday in November next, at 6 o'clock p. m.,
and unless paid to the State Treasurer, at the
Capitol, prior thereto, 5 per cent will be added
to the amount thereof, and unless so paid on
or before the last Monday In April next, at
( o'clock p. m., an additional 5 per cent will
be added to the amount thereof.
The remaining one-half of State and county
taxes on all real property will be due and
payable after the first Monday in January
next, and will be delinquent on the last Mon-
day ln April next, at 6 o'clock p. m., and
unless paid to the State Treasurer, at the
Capitol, prior thereto, 5 per cent will be added
to the amount thereof.
E. P. COLGAN. State Controller.
Our* are as inexpensive as you wish to buy
them, and have the new clip at no extra cost.
Oculists' prescriptions filled. Quick repair-
ing. Factory on premises. Phone Main 10. .
642 Market St. instrument*
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crate charge* have made the T
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the most popular and fashionable ho- "
tels In San Francisco. Operated Jointly ♦
' ' under one management. Correspond- ' '
11 ence solicited. ' >
' I Manager. ♦
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Power and Failing Memory. Wards off Insanity and Consump-
tion. Cures when all others fail. Insist on harine VITA MS,
DO ether. fan be carried in the vest pocket. By mail fI.OO
per psckaie or six for *a.OO with a guarantee to Cure Of
Refnnd the Money. Circular free. Address .
CALI'MET CUKE CO.. BS4 Dearborn St.. Ctitpa**
Bold by Owl Drug Co., S. F. and Oakland.
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Weak Men and Women
great Mexican remedy; give* health and
i airtscxta to sexual organ*. Depot, 321 Market.

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