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Cape York Is the
New El Dorado.
Typhoid and Malaria Were Causing
Many Deaths at Nome When
the Steamer Sailed—Sui
cide en the Bertha.
The Alaska Commercial Company's
Bteamer Bertha arrived from Cape Nome,
via St. Michael and (Jnalaeka, with 3SO
miners yesterday. She had over $750,000
•worth of gold dust in boxes and about
J250,i»00 in bags, which were placed in the
safe by the miners for safe keeping,
while each miner carried from JSOO all
the way up to $7000 en his person. In
round figures the Bertha brought down
about J3.w3.000.
The returning minors report that the
new find- reporjed by the whalers Is at
Cape York, near Cape Prince of Wales.
Charles Day brought the news of the dis
covery to Norn..-. He had been given up
for dead, as his boat had been picked up
at sea bottom up. His wife had not given
up hope, however, and was at Anvil City
to receive him on his return. Day 6ays
the Caps York diggings are richer than
Nome, and the Nome people say their dis
trict is richer than the Klondike, so out
eiders can draw their own inferences.
While the Bertha was at Anvil City hun
dreds of people were "leaving for the new
placer mines. They are much easier to
yet at than Cape Nome and wood and
•shelter can be procured in limited quan
tities. There will bo a ruiin to Cape York
next spring.
There was a sad fatality on the Bertha
Just before she sailed for San Francisco.
C. Clallin wont to the diggings from
Omaha and did well. He was leaving
for home, where his wife and child await
him, with $i*I,(XH), when he was taken sick
with stomach troubles, and these so
preyed upon him that in a moment of de
pression he blow his bruins out. His body
was brought to San Francisco and will
be sent to his relatives in Omaha.
J. Dinsmore was taken from the Bertha
to St. .Luke's Hospital. During the voy
age he developed typhoid fever and was
a. very sick man when the ship reached
port. He brought from Cape Nome with
lira about $;.o,uoo in gold dust. Another
sick- roan was R. G. Parks. He landed
at Capo Nome with only 25 cents in his
pocket and returns to San Francisco with
925,000 In gold dust in the vessel's strong
box. . ... * *
The men on the Bertha say that typhoid
lever and malaria are very prevalent at
Cape Nome, and, in consequence, there
are live and six deaths daily. There will
be a great deal of suffering this winter,
but the miners will not leave the diggings,
although there are plenty of boats to
bring them to civilization, The Bertha
had a permit to carry twenty more pas
sengers had any of the miners desired to
en me.
The Aloha did not lose her deckload,
but landed every ounce of her cargo at
N/nme. She will bring back a load of pas
sengers and should arrive this week.
E. E. Came of Seattle has chartered the
steamers Charles Nelson and ..-land
to run to Cape Nome and Cape York, via
St. Michael, next year. His charter will
begin next May, so people are beginning
early to get vessels for the trade. Came
Is also building a large steam schooner,
■which will run in connection, with the
Cleveland and Charles Nelson.
The steamer Humboldt will come back
here on November 7 for an overhauling,
and the chances are that she also may go
Into the Nome-York trade next year.
The steamers City of Panama and Aca
pulco arrived from Panama and way
ports yesterday. Yellow fever is still
prevalent In the Isthmus, and the crews
of the steamers were not allowed ashore.
while the passengers were fumigated be
fore joining the vessel. The officers of
the Acaitulco think the disease Is being
Stamped out and that when they reach
Panama again the yellow jack scare will
be over.
Case of John Piggott, Pickpocket, in
the Supreme Court.
Th*» Supremo Court has upheld the
Judgment convicting John Piggott of
grand larceny. Piggott is, said to on*
of the most clever pickpockets in the
"United States, and he made a grand fight
•using every push and pull he could reach
to get out of trouble. Last February in I
company with Cal. Childs he pickr-il the
pockets of Gregolre Henrfoufle, raking
two purses containing $130. The victim
grabbed and held the thieves until help
arrived. For a while it was believed that i
Piggott would escape on technicalities, '
for although he had been arrested over !
twenty times for similar offenses he had |
always managed to escape conviction.
Patent Case Decided.
In the case of Edwin Norton and Oliver
NT. Norton vs. Milton A. Wheaton United
States Circuit Judge Morrow yesterday
rendered a decree in favor of Wheaton,
With cost*. The suit was based on an al-
Jeged Infringement of patent on an im
provement for can-ending machines.
Mro jpHpji kie
ONE of the most exciting boat
races ever seen on the bay waa
rowed from Hunters Point to
stakeboats anchored off the bat
tleship lowa yesterday. It was be
tween two picked crews from the war
ship, and fully $10,000 changed hands
on the result. The officers were as
much interested in the event as the
men and the band of the flagship
played "See the Conquering Hero
Comes" as the winners passed the
It was a wonderfully fast race. The
course was four miles long and the
winners covered it in 27 minutes 23
seconds and the losers in 2S minutes
flat. The tide was with the rowers,
but not to any great extent, as it was
nearly slack water. It was expected
that the men would be in an exhausted
condition after their effort, but instead
of that they were as fresh almost as
when they started, and each crew as
sisted in hauling Its boats into the
The race was the result of rivalry
that came into existence during the
recent boat drills. The first and sec
ond divisions of the lowa's crew are
berthed forward and the third and
fourth divisions aft. Talk led to a
Raiders Are Received
With Open Arms.

♦- —

Sergeant Duke and His Squad Make
a Grand Stand Play for the
Benefit of the Celes
Sergeant Duke and the Chinatown
squad made quite a record yesterday
afternoon. Promptly at 3 o'clock four
raids were made on as many lottery
places, or places supposed to be lottery
As the Oriental gentlemen -who have
charge of the various places saw the s«t
time approach they put their houses. in
order and received the ununiformed police
with open arms and doors. Of course
they had not received any quiet tips re
garding the prospective raids, but their
Intuition or some other occult power hnd
informed them that trouble was impend
ing, and the result was that when the
squads arrived at 815 Dupont street, at
the Tai Loy office on Waverly place, at
the Fook Tal and the Chun Chun* Wing
on St. Louis alley, they were met by the
most innocent looking lot of Mongolians
that could be found in all Chinatown.
That nothing in the nature of evidence
against the places was found was not
the fault of the squads. They were look
ins for evidence, but, unfortunately for
the police, that intuitive power which
told the Chinese the exact hour at which
the raids were to be made also told them
that it would be well to get all "evidence"
out of the way and let the police make a
water haul.
While the raids accomplished nothing no
far as replenishing the treasury of the
city is concerned, they served to afford a
bit of innocent diversion for a number of
Chinamen who had evidently received !n
--formation that "something would be do
ing," for there was much "rubber-neck
ing" among the Celestials in the vicinity
of the places where the grandstand plays
were made, and from the grins or ap
preciation that appeared on the faces of
those who had evidf-ntly been Invited to
witness the fiasco it would appear that the
farce was well played.
Van R. Paterson Addresses the
Court Morning and Afternoon.
Arguments began in the Hlte case yes
terday morning before Judge Jones of
Colusa, pitting in Judge Hebbard's court
room. The entire day was consumed by
Van R. Paterson in the opening state
ment and he will talk all of this morning.
W. W. Foote will begin his argument
■ this afternoon. Attorney Hanlon closing
I for the plaintiff.
Quite a crowd gathered In the court
j room, anticipating something sensational,
; but disappointment was their only por
i tion. The attorneys did not Indulge in
verbose wars, nor did the only speaker of
the day refer to the many salacious inci
dents of the cam.
Attorney Paterson's argument re
ured a great deal of the testimony, par
ttcularly that which referred to the main
point of his case, the declared marriage
of Lucy, the Indian woman, to John R.
Hlte, the mining millionaire. Paterson
, claimed that the evidence showed that
I Hlte himself declared Lucy to be his wife;
I that she was known by general repute to
j be his wife and that they lived together
for several years. Many cases were cited
I regarding the solemnization of marriages,
and one, an alliance between an Indian
woman and a white man, was read at
length. Paterson claimed that the mar
riage of Lucy and John R. Hite
was solemnized according to the laws and
customs of the tribe, and such a marriage
was valid according to law, following the
| general legal maxim that a marriage
i good where entered into Is good the world
The arguments will not be completed
until Wednesday.
A Million Salmon Eggs.
Alter sampling the canned article the
New Zealanders have come to the conclu
sion that the Chinook salmon of the»Pa-
challenge. The boys of the third di
vision said they had a boat* s crew that
could beat a similar on* from the sec
ond division. A match for $10 an oar
and $10 for each cockswain was soon
made and the following 1 crews were
selected: Second division— Pitselo,
Brown (C. O.), Brown (L. A.), Matson,
Bowers, Grandahl, Holeer, Atka,
Rehz, \Cicks, Simpson and Brandruff;
A. E. Moore, cockswain. Third divi
sion—Hansen, Anderson, Quinn, Gocht,
Junior, Bernardo, Dippon, Johansen,
Stowe, Smith, Daley and Rufe; J. Jen
strum, cockswain.
Captain Goodrich of the lowa was
referee and Lieutenant Commander
Noell starter, and Yeomen W. Broad
and George Starr and Quartermaster
Oscar Rose timekeepers.
The second division crew was much
the heavier and had the call in the
betting. Five to four was offered on
its chances, and when the third divi
sion won the toss and secured the bet
ter boat the betting still' favored the
heavy crew.
One of the lowa's launches. In which
was Lieutenant Commander Noell,
towed the two boats to the starting
point. The third division boys wore
black and the second division white
clfic Coast is about one of the finest food
fishes that can be had. Some time ago
the representatives of that Government
requested of the United States Fish Com
mission a lot of the eggs of these fish.
Yesterday four cases containing one mill
lon eggs were sent to the State commis
sion to be forwarded to New Zealand on
the Moana. They came from a hatchery
in Oregon. Much care had to be taken in
packing the eggs, which are placed In
trays surrounded with sawdust and ico.
It Is believed that the Chinook salmon
will do well in the waters of all the Aus
tralian lands, the climatic and other con
ditions being similar to those of this
An Agent Cannot Impose Upon an
Uninformed Foreigner.
The Supreme Court has reversed the
judgment of the lower court In the action
! of Joseph La Marche against the New
I York Life Insurance Company. La
■ Marche is a foreigner and agreed with
' the agent of the company to tak,e out a
| policy, his understanding being that the
amount would be $10,000. Not being able
! to understand the English language he
j simply signed his name in the application,
and told the agent to fill out th? blanks.
When the' policy was returned from the
home office it was for only $3000 and Lv
! Marche refused to accept it. However,
1 he had given his note for the first pay
ment and the paper having passed into
third hands he was compelled to pay the
amount after suit. La Marche sued the
company to recover the amount, but suf
i fered a nonsuit in the lower court.
On appeal the insurance company ar
i gued that the wife being a benenciary
] should have been joined in th^ action
with the plaintiff; also that tho agent of
the company was the agent of L.i i
Marche, the latter having told him to fill
in the application blank. The Supreme
Court does not see the case in this light.
I It holds that the plaintiff did not accept
• the policy and thus the wife was not a
; beneficiary; and further that the com-
I pany's agent was not the agent for La
I Marche, for he was not told to Insert in
I the form anything differing from the oral
I agreement.
, A Jury Will Have to Decide Whether
He Used His Fist or a Club.
James Little, the rancher from San Jose
charged with assault with a deadly wea
pon upon Attorney W. A. Bowden of that
city, was yesterday held to answer before
' the Superior Court by Judge Mogan, in
i $IWO bonds. Bowden was attorney for
Little's wife in a suit for divorce, and se
cured a change of venue from Judge
Dalngerfleld, October 13, to Sacramento
County. After the parties left the court
room Little attacked Bowden, and, it was.
alleged, struck him on the head with
some dangerous instrument. Little as
serted that he only used his fist, but the
Judge thought a jury should decide upon
the question.
As Little had threatened to kill Bowden,
Attorney Chretien, who represented him,
asked the Judge for a warrant for Little's,
arrest on the charge of threats to kill,
: but on Little's promise that he would not
again molest Bowden Chretien consented
not to press for the warrant.
Roast Teal Duck
Is hard to beat, especially as served at
Zinkand'6. *
Philip Burke Arrested by Coroner
Hill Sentenced to Sir Months.
Philip Burke, a petty larceny thief, ap
peared in Judge Conlan's court yesterday
to answer the charge of petty larceny for
stealing a buggy robe belonging to Coro
ner Hill last Friday. He wus chased by
the Coroner and one of his deputies, cap
tured and handed over to a policeman.
"I had a buggy robe stolen last Friday,"
said the Judge, "and I am inclined to be
lieve that you were the thief. Did you
steal the robe?"
Burke would neither affirm nor deny
that he was the man who stole the
Judge's property, although repeatedly
pressed to give a definite answer to the
question. The Judge convicted him of
stealing the Coroner's robe and sentenced
him to six months in the County Jail.
The War With Spain.
Next Friday evening George C. King,
United States Government Inspector, and
late of Colonel Roosevelt's Rough Riders,
will deliver, under the auspices of San
Francisco Hospltium No. 1 of the Bohe
mians of America, in the Techau Audi
torium, an illustrated lecture on "The
War with Spain." Mr. King, who is a
graduate of the University of California,
has been especially mentioned for bra
very in action and Is possessed of excel
lent testimonials from General Wood and
Colonel Roosevelt, under whom he served.
Died of Heart Disease.
John C. Dial, a clerk residing at 16H
Waller street, died suddenly yesterday
morning of heart disease. He had been
suffering for years. The body was con
veyed to the Morgue, and an Inquest will
bo waived.
jerseys. At 8:24:51% o'clock the boats
w,ere Bent away to an almost even
start. The third division boat had
about two feet the best of It and never
relinquished the advantage. Its boat
made much better weather of it and
eeemed to ride easier than the one In
which were the representatives of the
second division. For over a mile the
boats moved along like a team, but the
second division boat was taking the
back water of Its rival and it soon
began to tell. Inch by inch the third
division drew ahead until six lengths
separated the two boats. Then the
second division spurted and cut down
the lead, but It was of no avail; tho
third division boys held them safe and
won the race by 37 seconds.
There was a great difference in the
style of the two crews. The second
division men started off with a stroke
of from 38 to 40, and after the first
mile had been covered dropped to 36
strokes a minute. The third division
crew started with 34, but soon settled
down to 32, and held that speed to the
end. The men of the first and fourth
divisions are now going to have a
contest, and the winners of both
events will row for a trophy given by
the officers.
Frederick Darrell At
tempts Suicide.



After Writing a Farewell Note
He Swallows a Concoction
of Strychnine and
Hair Crazea from The effects or liquor
and worried over the loss of his wife.
Fred J. Darrell, a recent arrival from
Chicago, last night attempted to commit
suicide in the Olympic dance hall at 105 !
Grant avenue. Darrell, accompanied by I
a friend, was seated at a table engaged in
drinking a bottle of beer. Several women,
among whom was Katie Edington, were i
conversing with some of the patrons,
when they noticed Darrell take out a card
and write on it. After he had tinished I
scrawling a few lines he produced a vial j
of strychnine and started to pour the i
contents into the beer. The Kdington
woman, suspecting that he intended tv
drink the deadly potion, dashed the glass
out of his hand just as he had placed it
to his lips. He pretended that he was
only joking and to the woman claimed
that the poison was quinine. A few min
utes later he ordered another bottle of
beer and poured part of the contents into
his glass. While the woman's attention
was temporarily distracted Darrell emp
tied the contents of the vial into the glass
Before any one could interfere he drank
the poisonous draught. Police Officer Gei
man was quickly summoned, and on
learning that Darrell had taken poison he
had him conveyed to the Receiving Hos
pital. The doctors who attended him
say he will recover.
The message written by Darrell read as
:I To whom it may concern: If trouble
comes to this Englishman kindly triform
my esteemed friend F. S. Turton, Palace
To the doctors at the hospital Darrell
said that his wife had left him, and as he
had been unable to effect a reconciliation
he had determined to terminate his ex
istence. He bought the strychnine at a
Grant avenue pharmacy and intended
then to go to his room and end his exis
tence. Meeting a friend, he told him of
his troubles, and the latter, hoping to
cheer him up, induced him to visit the
dance hall where he swallowed the
strychnine. ,
To a reporter the would-be suicide said
his name was Floyd Norris. He, how
ever, admitted that he was frequently
known as Darrell. He said he was from
Plymouth, Devonshire. England, ana that
he left his home intending to visit Dawson
City in search of gold. On account of his
wife leaving him he had abandoned the
trip and resolved to die.
Wills Filed for Probate and Letters
of Administration Asked.
The will of Emile Duncan, who died on
the 24th inst., leaving property valued at
about $5000, was filed for probate yester
day. Decedent bequeaths his entire es
tate to his sisters, Mary A. B. Duncan
and Emma Duncan, share and share
The will of Jefferson D. Smiley, who
died OctobeT 15, was also filed for probate
The testator devises his estate, valued at
$2500, to his wife, Anna H. Smiley.
Margaret Shanahan has applied for let
ters of administration upon the $600 estate
of Kate Riley, who died December 2, 1894.
Don't drink the first thing the bartender
offers. Call for .Icss^ Moorp "AA" whiskey.
Names Stricken From the Roll.
The Election Commissioners at their
meeting yesterday struck from the roll
the names of 129 voters who could not be
located at the addresses registered. The
commission also appointed a number of
new election officers in place of those who
had failed to qualify. Salary demands
were passed to the amount of $9000. Bids
for constructing the new warehouse at
Harrison and Seventeenth streets for the
storing of election booths were ordered
Sequel to an Attempt
at Suicide.
The Happy Couple Sacrifice Their
Honeymoon and Pledge Min
ister, Officers and Oarralous
Friends to Secrecy.
Guy H. Borland has supplied the tea
tables of the gossips with another de
licious morsel. The young man, it will be
remembered, occupied the public stage
for a few days in June because he shot
the contents of an antique derringer into
his abdomen. There always was a haze
of mystery around the affair, in which
floated the shadowy forms of the tender
loin and the golden hair of a dashing
blonde. Borland is now the loving hus
band of the blonde.
Every effort was made to keep the mar
riage a secret. Even the boon com
panions of the happy couple were left in
the outer darkness of ignorance. A week
ago Borland and the lady who is now his
wife went hurriedly to Redwood City,
where on October 24 they secured a mar
riage license. They were accompanied by
J. Connolly and a Aiiss Cunningham. Rev.
Mr. Martin of Redwood was summoned
and the nuptial knot was tied. The min
ister and County Clerk were cautioned
to preserve the greatest secrecy and the
bridal party returned to this city. As
yet they have not let their closest friends
into the secret, but somehow such things
escape and gossip tongues aTe already
quietly wagging.
Borland's love romance began several
months ago. While his marriage license
records the fact that he is 25 years of age,
ho acts and looks much younger. His
wife, the record reads, is Minna Wood,
aged 23 years. To a wide circle of friends
she has been known as Dorothy Woods,
a lady one would suspect to be some
what more than 23 years old. In the
early part of this year Borland's father,
who is resident representative for the
National Surety Company, went East on
His son seized the opportunity to enjoy
a sweep through the tenderloin. His du
ties as rlerk to his father received little
more than a perfunctory attention and he
became one of the gayest of the small fish
in the famous district. He gave much of
his time to the blonde lady and for we^ks
managed to cut quite a figure. Then he
showed the very bad taste to take to ab
sinthe. On June 6 he entered his father's
office presumably to attend to his after
noon duties. He went into an inner of
fice and very quietly shot a bullet from a
derringer into his abdomen.
The report was not heard and young
Borland left the office unobserved. He
wandered around town for the afternoon
ami at 3 o'clock the next morning called
at an uptown sanitarium. He showed the
surgeon his wound and asked if it could
be fixed up. Results proved that it could
be and Borland dropped from public view.
Shortly .ifter he loft his father's ofhce
that afternoon the blonde lady called. She
evidently suspected something and after
being told that Guy was out she left and
did not return.
As soon as he recovered Borland re
sumed his wooing and the marriage of a
week ago was the result.
The Burlington Route Opens Hand
some New Offices on Market
B\V. D. Sanborn, general agent of The
Burlington route, is at last in his new of
fices at 631 Market street under the Pal
ace Hotel after having been on Montgom
ery street for over twenty years.
There is as wide a difference in the ap
pearance of the new offices when contrast
ed with the old, as there is in the loca
tion of the two. The old offices were good
ones in their day, but they were of the
past while the new ones are not to be
surpassed by any railroad headquarters
on the street. All the desks, chairs, coun
ters settees and general furniture are of
quartered oak and have been constructed
in accordance with special designs of the
artistically inclined general agent. The
floor Is handsomely tiled and is divided
from the delicately tinted ceiling and
walls by a beautiful border of
The pictures, which are tastefully dis
tributed here and there, are no cheap ad
vertisements, but genuine works of art,
and every bit of upholstery in the entire
place is of the most expensive embossed
A private passage-way opens from Mr.
Sanborn's private office into the Palace
grill and Mr. Sanborn cordially invites as
many of his friends as care to come to
show up at the noon hour to-day nd at a
little wine lunch help him celebrate his
' removal to his new and handsome quar
A Young Waiter Unable to Secure
Employment Killed Himself.
Charles Blanco, a waiter, 24 years old, re
siding at 675 Mission street, committed
suicide last Sunday night by inhaling the
fumes of illuminating gas in his room.
He had closed the window and had
stopped up the keyhole, after writing a
note in pencil, reading as follows:
"To Whom It May Concern: Excuse me
for the trouble I will give you, but I can't
help it. I have tried and have failed to
?et work, and come to the conclusion that
may as well die as to bum around the
city doing nothing. I tried to get work In
the country, and spent $7.50 to go to Los
Angeles, and failed there and had to
spend $7.50 again to get back. It has
driven mo crazy.
Coroner HUI will hold an Inquest to-day.
Dr. O'Donnell Will Win.
Sine© Dr. C. C. O'Donnell recovered
from his sickness he has succeeded In
turning the tide of public opinion In his
favor, and now his election to the office of
Coroner Is a certainty. The people realize
that Dr. O'Donnell's administration as
Coroner was the best we ever had In this
city. It is just that the founder of the
public Morgue should have the honor of
occupying the new Morgue building when
completed in January. •
Nevills' Suit Answered.
Prince A. Poniatowskl. T. S. Bullock
and the Jamestown Improvement Com
pany filed answer yesterday to the suit
brought against them by W. A. Nevllls
to recover $25,148 50. alleged to have been
expended by the plaintiff at the instance
and for the benefit of the defendants. All
defendants make general denial to Nevills'
allegations, and the Jamestown Company,
In a cross-complaint, alleges that Nevills
Is In Its debt for a large sum of money
and It prays that after an accounting is
had that judgment be entered against
Nevills for the amount found due.
Charged "With Robbery.
Sam W. Clement, alias W. Clement,
alias W. Roach, alias W. Gordon, an ex
convict, and Ethel Griffin were arrested
yesterday morning by Policeman Green
an and booked at the City Prison on a
charge of robbery. F. W. Wintle, a vis
itor rrom the country, met Ethel Sunday
night, and she took him to the France
Hcuse, 149 Third street. When he
awakened yesterday morning Ciement
was in his room, and he discovered that
$15 had beon taken from his pockets.
Weekly Ministerial Meetings.
Rev. S. M. Woodward of the Potrero
Methodist Episcopal Church read a paper
before the Methodist ministers yesterday
morning. At the Congregational minis
ters' meeting the Rev. R. L.. Bevan, D. D.,
LL.D., of Australia delivered an ad
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see dollyland
in the basemen 1
— a grotto of
gayety and good
goods for good
935, 937, 939, 941, 943, 945, 947
it's the time for good underwear — time to provide
for health and comfort — time to come to Hale's for it.
lil nrpH inf»Vpf<: Sfcfi I ladies' imported pure wool Sw
Liiorea jacKeis tpO. ribbed vests, in rose pink, salm
Jf^Mf something un-
JUJjL usually good and
J^jSw new; just in by
x jflOfg. express, 30 fine
*&*Tjr tan covert jack-
j^JLjT ets, half silk
/^i2^h-\ lined, 6-button
/ \-n,iM^vy , fronts, finely
/ ) ° ~^l)x tailored to sell
/ X o <jh\) at $6.50. Here
V \Jl\ &// " day for
Y^kjA $5 Each,
tailored suits
27 ladies' tailor-made suits, in navy
cheviots; 6-button front Jacket, silk
lined throughout; new skirt, lined
with best percaline; jacket and skirt
tailor strap finished; made to sell at
$18; here to-day at $15
20 bales double bed comforters, fig-
ured, silkaline covered, white cotton
filled, wool knotted.... 95c each
fleecy flannelettes, 27 inches wide,
light colors, pinks ■ and blues, in
stripes and checks 7c a yard
25 pieces French flannel, figures
and dot patterns; excellent for shirt
waists; 27 inches wide 50c a yard
35 pieces Scotch tennis flannel, me-
dium and light • colors, suitable for
men's shirts, children's dresses and
ladies' skirts; 32 inches wide; the
regular 25c quality; at 18c a yard
Betrothed to Mrs. W. B.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30. — Admiral
Dewey announced to some of his more in
timate friends to-night the fact of his en
gagement to Mrs. W. B. Hazen of ihis
city. Mrs. Hazen Is the widow of General
Hazen, formerly chief signal officer of the
army, who died about ten years ago, and
is a sister of John R. McLean, Democratic
candidate for Governor of Ohio. Mrs.
Hazen has no children, and since her
husband's death has made her home with
her mother. She is a woman of large
means, about 40 years of age and popular
in the best society circles of Washington.
The date for the wedding has not been
The news of the admiral's engagement
first became known to-night when the ad
miral announced the fact to a few of his
friends. Later in the evening he visited
the Lafayette-square Theater, and while
there also acknowledged the news to
some of his near friends and to Secretary
Long, who occupied one of the boxes.
While the date of the wedding is not
definitely known, the understanding is
that it will take place some time during
Rumor has connected the names of the
admiral and Mrs. Hazen for some time,
but little attention was paid to the mat
ter It was at the house of Mrs. McLean,
the mother of Mrs. Hazen, that the ad
miral stopped when he came to Washing
ton after his return from Manila. Pre
vious to his departure to take charge of
the Asiatic squadron two 'ears age he
had been a visitor at the house.
The admiral's lirst wife died in ibtZ. She
was the daughter of a former Governor
of Vermont. One child from that mar
riage, a son. Is now living in New lork.
General Hazen, the former husband of
Mrs Hazen, died on the 16th of January,
1887, and a son from their union died last
Mrs Hazen has long been a social fa
vorite in Washington. She is possessed
of an attractive personality, of most
gracelul manners and has a brilliant
A. delegation of citizens of Tennessee
were among the first to learn of th« ad
miral's engagement. Headed by Represen
tative Games of that State, they called
early in the evening to extend an invita
tion to the admiral to be present in Nash
ville on the occasion of the return home
of the First Tennessee Regiment from
Manila. Admiral Dewey urged the pres
sure of official duties, including the meet
ing- of the Philippine Commission, which
would prevent his accepting the invita
tion There were other matters, also, he
said, which intervened to prevent his
coming, and he finally admitted that he
had just secured the promise of Ms in
tended bride to become Mrs. Dewey.
The admiral was warmly congratulated
by the members of the delegation.
Presentation Convent Alumnae Make
Final Arrangements.
The Alumnae of the Presentation Con
vent held a special meeting last night at
the convent hall on Taylor and Ellis
streets to make final arrangements for
the benefit entertainment to be given at
Golden Gate Hall, Sutter street, on Fri
day evening, .November 3. The commit
tee on programme reported that it had
secure some fine amateur talent for the
occasion and the price of admission has
been fixed at 50 cents. Following la the
programme in detail:
Overture. League of the Cross band; chorus.
Alumnae Choral; whistling solo, Mrs. Savage;
specialties Claire Fex; barytone solo, Charles
V. Drady^ recitation. Miss Charlotte Johnston;
mandolin solo (a) Nocturne (Chopin), (b) Tar
antelle (Mezzacapo), Samuel Adelstein; soprano
solo, Miss May Kavanagh; piano solo (a) valse
(Moszkowski). (b) theme and variations (No
lan). Miss Clara R. Nolan; vocal duet, Messrs.
Manlloyd and Sandy; violin solo, M. Holmes:
barytone solo, H. W. Brown; flute solo, Louis
Burris; contralto solo. Miss Queen Montgomery;
fancy dance, Mise Gertie McArdle and Miss
Helena Bredhoff; farce. •'The Loan of a Lover,"
Western Addition Dramatic Company.
Dr. Parker's Cough ( me. One dose will stop
a cough. Never falls. Try it, 25c. All druggists.*
Debs Speaks To-Night.
Arrangements have been completed for
the lecture to be delivered by Eugene V.
Debs at Metropolitan Temple this evening.
Mr. Debs will arrive from Seattle this
morning. At that city his address was
listened to by an immense audience. He
will leave to speak in Los Angeles im
mediately after the meeting here.
The committee of arrangements thanks
the following individuals and organiza
tions for their donations, which alone
have made it possible for the citizens of
San Francisco to hear Mr. Debs:
Mayor James D. Phelan, Horace Davis,
the Emporium, Weinstock. Lubin & Co.,
Hale Bros.. Roos Bros., and many other
leading citizens and friends of Eugene V.
Debs The unions that have made con
tributions are: Brewery Workmen, Car
penters 1 Union No. 483, Carpenters' Union
No. 304, Typographical Union No. 21, Coop
ers, Woodworkers, Bricklayers, Horse
shoers, Cloakmakers, Ladles' Tailors,
Milkers and Paperhangers.
At a later date the committee will issue
a complete statement. All expenses have
been met by the contributions which
poured in from these different sources
and the meeting will be free to the pub
lic. The Brewery Workmen will parade
lessons given in
burnt leather and
Mexican hand-
stamped work for
fancy articles
and Christmas
Market Street.
ladies' imported pure wool Swiss
ribbed vests, in rose pink, salmon
pink, natural, black and white; hand-
somely finished, with high neck and
short sleeves; sold regularly at $1.25;
we bought 50 dozpn in a fortunate
way, and while they last we can make
the price S9c each
ladies' jersey ribbed non-shrinkable
wool vests and pants; heavy fall
weight, full 60 per cent wool; gussets
in sleeves and silk shell edge down
front; pearl buttons and covered
seams; pants with French sateen
yoke bands, buttoning at side; lib-
eral cut; sizes 4, "> and 6; regular price
7nc a garment; there is nearly a hun-
dred dozen to go at 48c each
ladles' fine ribbed Australian wool
vests and pants, heavy weight, non-
shrinkable; color, light tan; pants
with extension band; sizes 4, 5 and 6;
regular dollar garments; at.. B9c each
trimmed hats reduced
all our trimmed hats, including
Paris pattern hats, have been greatly I
reduced; among the lot is a line of
$6, $7, $7.50 and $8 hats, from our own
workrooms, reduced to $5
Fedora trimmed hats, with roll of
soft net and quill. In pearl, black,
brown, national and green 50c
young folks' hose
misses' and boys' bicycle or 2xl
ribbed black cotton hose, "fall weight,
seamless and elastic; extra double
knees, heels and toes; regular price
20c a pair; about a hundred dozen in
sizes 6 to 10; at 14c a pair
$1.65 a dozen
children's fine ribbed fast black
lisle thread hose, smooth finish, deep
glossy black: double knees, heels and
toes; good 25c hose; sizes 6 to 9%; at
3 pair for 50c
with a band of music and march to
Metropolitan Temple in honor of the noted
National Union Entertainment
io increase the sociability among the
membership of the National Union there
will be given this evening in Golden Gate
Hall an entertainment under the auspices
of the National Union Social and Literary
Club, which is under the patronage of the
San Francisco Cabinet of the Union. A
high-class programme of seven numbers
will be followed by dancing. The com
mittee of the club is W. W. Hea'v, E. A.
Kidd, J. N. Bunting and F. H. Hastings.
Stenographer Baker Resigns
Port Collector Jackson received yester
day the resignation of E. Perclvale Baker,
stenographer for the Chinese Bureau, to
take effect to-morrow. Mr. Baker stated
in his communication that he had been
engaged as agent for a large coal oil de
veloping company, and was therefore
obliged to sever his connection with the
buieau. The resignation has been accept
ed, and Mr. Baker's successor will be ap
pointed in a day or two.
Home Life in Dixie.
Next Friday evening Dr. S. A. Steel of
Mississippi will lecture before the Young
Men's Christian Association at their audi
torium. Mason and Ellis streets on
"Home Life in Dixie During the War. "
Dr. Steel, as a young man. passed throuph
the bitter experiences of the civil war and
has many interesting and amusing rem
iniscences to relate which daptivate his
I That's the way we feel now. We not B
only have oil. but we have the most Ej
valuable report on oil lands ever made n
In California. When such a man as M. £1
M. Ogden, one of the greatest authori- H
ties on oil in the United States, and H
field exDert of the tj
After a critical examination of a dis- ra
trict, and not knowing of whose land H
he is speaking, designates a certain por- El
tion as beinz the m
FOR OIL HE EVER SAW— when such
a report is made it is a thousand times
more valuable than If made by an in-
terested party — are justified In feel-
ling jubilant, as we have 640 acres in the
exact geographical center of the place-
designated as the MOTHER SOURCE.
Get full report of the district at our
office and then you can judge intelli- i
gently of the district and know where
to place your Investments.
After November sth, and right reserved
to withdraw shares from sale at any
time. We ask you to
H Mall orders will receive prompt atten- j
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Just out of the Custom House.
Wednesday, Nov. Ist,
Goods on view Monday and Tuesday Oct 30
and 31. at
/=\rt Rooms,
Adjoining the City of Paris.
NOTE— Mr. Courlan. realizing that nothing
was too nne for his patrons In San Francisco,
instructed his agents In the Orient to secure
the rarest and most perfect antiques obtain-
able. This collection represents two years of
their labor and was made specially for this
sale. A. W. LOUDERBACK will conduct the
■ — -.
niinTlinf" Plles &nd all Rectal
■ 11111 I 1111 l diseases cured or no
KIIH I 1 IkH p*y- No detention
niir I mr f ™™ business. drs.
ket st., San Francisco.
Gleets, Strictures and analogous com-
pln..its of the Organs of Generation.
Price $1 a bottle. For sale by druggists.
Wriilt's Mian Teietatile Pills
n of persons who have used them for forty
CONSTIPATION. Torpid Liver. Weak Slum-
«u»i»- Plmolea and our;. y the blood.

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