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Death of a Portrait Painter.
The death Is recorded of Stephen AY. Shaw, a well known portrait artist of this city. Mr. Shaw did some work which was highly commended by connoisseurs and occupied a. high place in .his profession. He was 82 years old at the time of hia death. The funeral will be private. . • which lower and raise the pipe at will. Connected with the end of the pipe is a hydraulic Jet. the object of it being tc. Btir up the sand, the sand with the water being sucked through the pipe into a sluice. The entire machine can bo run In and out of the water at will. Hence no storm can do It any damage. Mr. W. A. Shahan is the Inventor: Mr. J. C. Pain of Fowler is the president, Mr. O. M. Judy of Reedley being the secretary-. H. P Winnes of Reedley. J. j. Barton of Cape Nome and W. ti. Graham of Reedley are among the directors. The com pany is the Cape Nome Mining and Dredging Company. The capital utock is J25.0U0. sold at a dollar per share. All these are California men of the highest integrity, being engaged in the grain business If a man can take out one cubic yard of earth per day yielding Jl6. why cannot a machine of IiOO cubic yards ca pacity take out $24.n60? These are all facts, there being no fiction about It. as all the projectors are too responsible men to lend their names to any wildcat scheme. So ye Nome hunters would do well to give this proposition your attention. This Is not an ad, but reliable newa, Mr. Pain being no "promoter." • Colonial Party. Seven Pines Circle No. 3. Ladles of the Grand Army, will give a colonial parry next Tuesday evening in the Social Hall of the Alcazar buildinsr. There will be a literary programme, dancing and a co lonial supper. The party will be for the benefit of the circle and fund for the re lief of the ag<nl veterans of the civil war and their families. from Blue Lakes would cost $13,500,000. In answer to a question by Mr. Schussler he said that he thought, that more than one pipe line would be a prudent and neces sary work, from which the chief engineer of the Spring Valley argued that a prop erly equipped system from Blue Lakes should have at least two pipe lines, du plicating the cost of the original J13.D00, 000 Colonel Mendell agreed with him. George E. Booker, chief clerk of the Spring Valley Water Company, was the next witness, submitting the following figures of the growth of the company's business in 1599: Water rents from private ratepayers. $1,554,911 62 Water rents from private ratepayers, 1898 1.490.921 53 Increase *53.980 07 Increase in private, fixed, monthly rates • |3».9H 03 Increase In private meter rates 23.076 02 Total ?53,?9007 There was a reduction In amount of allowances made on private rates of 13,023 7« Durine the year 1599 we put In 1235 new ser vice connections. The number of ratepayers Increased IJSS. There are 1396 additional fami lies supplied; 1119 additional dwelling houses supplied; 329 additional places of business. At this time the taking of his testimony was interrupted to read a communication from J. S. Klmball #i Co.. ship owners, protesting against Spring Valley charges of Jl 50 a thousand gallons for water sup plied. At the conclusion of the reading Mr. Booker was asked if he thousrht that was a fair rate to charge to shippers, while manufacturers were paying meter rates. He said he considered it fair for MUSTY RECORD SPEAKS FROM GARRET Signature of '«James G. Fair and Wife* Found in Old Register o! a Sausalito Hotel. The discovery on the 1592 register of the old Hotel El Monte at Sausalito of the signature, "James G. Fair and wife," may prove a bomD in the camp of Fairs heirs. The discovery was made by Dan Slinkey, the poundmaster, brother of John A. Slinkey. the late proprietor of the hotel, and two others whom Slinkey says he took with him for the sake of precaution. Yesterday Slinkey read the account of Mrs. Craven's testimony as to the marriage performed in Sausalito by Judge Simpton. Ills interest was aroused and he racked his memory In the effort to recall any circumstances con nected with the couple's visit to the town. Then it flashed across his mind that in July. ISS2, two guests sojourned at his brother's hotel for two days. Thf^Ff truopts were called by the townspeople who knew them by sight Mr. and Mrs. Fair. When John Slinkey left the town he gave his old registers Into his brother's keeping. They had lain in Dan Slinkey's garret since 1594 and had grown moldy when his curiosity Impelled' him to drag: them Into light and search their pages for the signature he thought should be there. As Slinkey had anticipated, half way down the page and about the middle ot the 1532 reg-ister appeared the Senator's signature, followed by, the words, and wife." The date is=. Slinkey says. July 23. Ellnkey evidently is sincere In his declaration, despite the fact that he refuses to show the register. He says that he will 'take an oath before a notary that his statement is correct and will show the register itself "when the time comes." He apparently is divided between fears of being dragged Into the case as a witness and pride In telling cf his discovery. He refuses to divulge the names of the two witnesses who saw the signature with him, but says they are merchants of Sausalito. "I will tell all when the time comes," he said. "I do not wish to get Into trouble by talking too much;" Recorder of Sausalito Explains. NO LICENSE FOR WEDDING ? ¦¦ — SECOB-D DESTROYED BY FIRE IN THE YEAB 1894. Attorney Pence Refuses to Deny That Hotel Registers "Will Be Pro duced in Court — A Detec tive's Blunder. &EORGE \V. SIMPTON. Town Re corder of Sausalito, says he mar ried the late Senator James G. Fair and Mrs. Nettie R. Craven in IS^2. and will sq testify under oath when raced i n the witness chair. The Marin official has been In this city since last Tuesday morning and is at present staying at a lodging house not far removed from the center of town. Strict pecrecy is maintained regarding his whereabouts, probably on account of a fear that he may meet with bodily harm In the same manner as H. J. Barling. Simpton was elected Justice of the Peace in IRS6 and held that office for eight y«>ars. It was during his third term, ac cording to hi? own statement, that he united Mrs. Craven and the deceased Senator in the bonds of matrimony. Dur ing this period Simpton's office was lo cated in North Sausalito. his family living in rooms on the second floor of the same I'uiidir.g. This part of the town was swept by a h!g fire in IRS4 and the Town Recorder assorts that in the effort to save h'f household effects the most of his official records were destroyed, including the book in which he had made an entry of the fravon-Falr wedding. "I was In my office when they came there." he said, "and Mr. Fair asked me if 1 was a Justice of the Peace. I said y*>F and then h,> told me he wanted a marriage ceremony pt-rformed. I asked for the license and he answered that a license was not necessary and that he did not want the affair known to the ¦world at large in any event. He asserted that a license was not necessary because they had already !.epn married by con tract. They had wnf sort of a document th'ff-a fmail piece of paper— which Mr. Fair said was the contract of marriage. 1 glanced at it but paid little atentlon to it. "At first I was rather averse to per forming the ceremony without a license, but after thinking it over for a few min utes thoir arguments overcame my gcruples and I concluded to marry them. I asked Mr. Fair if he took the woman Assailants of Barling Are Grilled. ARE THUGS AND ASSASSINS THIS IS THE CHARGE MADE BY JUDGE DENSON., Opposing Counsel Make Answer and Judg-e Troutt leaves the Ac cused to the Mercy of the Criminal Court. ¦ .-* A CLOUD— the blackest in the his tory of local jurisprudence— has cast its shadow over the litigation by which Mrs. Nettie R. Craven seeks to establish her claim that she is the widow of the late James G. Fair, and all because the representatives of one of the dead millionaire's heirs In sist on strengthening their liner of defense with thugs and assassins. This was the plain, unvarnished statement made by Judge Denson yesterday morning when Judge Troutt again called for hearing the matter of the application of Mrs. Nettle R. Craven for a family allowance from the estate of the late James G. Fair. The charge of counsel was taken up by the representatives of the various defendants and a battle of bitter words waged until the court ordered a suspension of hostiti ties until this morning. The assault by two private detectives upon Capitalist H. J. Barling, who occu pied a seat, before injury, among Mrs. Craven's friends, was the cause of the war among the lawyers. When the case was called Judge Denson asked the privi lege to address the court. Judge Denson first called the attention of the court to his long experience before the 'bar and referred to many distinguished practition ers with whom he had associated and against whom he had pressed claims of his many clients, this to prove hia knowl edge of the facts about which he was. to speak. Judge Denson then laid the facts of the assault upon Mr. Barling before tho court. He said as above quoted that the cloud cast upon the case by reason of the cowardly assault was the blackest In the history of local jurisprudence. It was the act of thugs and assassins, he continued, and if his theory was right he believed that his client, her friends, her witnesses and her counsel were entitled to the pro tection of the court. "The very men that assailed Mr. Barling yesterday are now at large and in all probability are shadow ing other witnesses and scheming to com mit other crimes." Judge Troutt said that as the assault upon Mr. Barling occurred without the jurisdiction of the court, having occurred during a. recess ' and In the corridor of the hall, he was powerless to take action against the offenders. It remained with the criminal courts, he said, to pass Judg ment upon the accused. It looked for a minute as though the discussion was ended, but George A. Knight, who represents Charles L. Fair, had taken the statement made by Judge "Denson as referring to his cjlent, and he raised his voice in angry protest. "I will not have it Insinuated by opposing coun sel that my client was responsible for the attack upon Mr. Barling," he said. "No one connected with this case Insti gated the attack upon him, and it is very probable that his own actions were re sponsible. His Insolent manner has given offense for days past, and It was con cluded some days ago that he felt se cure in the protection of a 45-callber re volver he is known to keep on his per son If Mr. Fair has employed detec tives, which he has not. it was to guard against threats made by Barling himself. These threats had been reported to us and we have paid for them. In no other way can we meet the claims of this wo man, which we know to be based on fraud and perjury." Judge Troutt failed to see sufficient rea son for Mr. Knight's »arcastic address and he successfully reasoned with him and quiet against reigned, but only for a brief period. Garret McEnerney, who represents the executors, concluded to en ter the controversy. Addressing the court, he said that he would admit that the executors had employed detectives and would continue to do so in the effort to. successfully cope with Mrs. Craven, her friends and counsel. "We are confident that we can prove that. Mrs. Craven's claims are false, forged- and perjured, he said, "and we have employed Curtin s Detective Agency to assist us. We know nothing about the assault upon Barling and all regret that it occurred." Lafe Pence, who is associated with Judge Denson, took advantage of Mr. Mc- Enerney's remarks and demanded that the court forthwith order the disband ment of the detective squad. "Mrs. Cra ven, her friends, her counsel and her rights are In danger," he said, "if these men are permitted to hound our foot steps " Judge Troutt again said that he could do nothing with the detectives un less something specific was proved against them, as they were not guilty of any of fense so far as his knowledge was con cerned "Well." came from the Fair side of the house, "counsel opposing us should remember that although they suffer some inconvenience ours has been greater than theirs Just a day ago we asked the lib erty of examining a document and the privilege was accorded us. During the examination of the document we were an noyed by the leering of a representative of the other side and our every move is leered upon over our shoulders by some irresponsible but authorized seeker of in formation." 4 '¦•'¦ An answer was revolving Itself in the minds of Mrs. Craven's counsel and one cf them arose to make known his thoughts when Judge Troutt ordered the hearing to pro ceed Pence, however, said that the shock of the battle in which Barling was injured had so affected his client's nerves that she was unable to take the stand, be ing confined to her apartments. He said that he would put Judge Simpton on the stand to prove the marriage in tho in terim to accommodate counsel, but Mr. McEnerney refused to hear of the substi tution of witnesses. The court then or dered the case continued until this morn ing when Mrs. Craven will conclude her story of the relations she allges existed for years between herself and the dead millionaire. <; -¦•"¦; t .¦..-• Although Judge Troutt advanced the theory that the assault upon Mr. Barling had occurred outside the jurisdiction of the court the matter will be formally placed before him by affidavit, and by this means young Curtin. who was ar rested and charged with the offense, may vet be punished for contempt of court. Last evening Barling made an affidavit. After setting forth the facts of the as sault Barling charges Curtin with being a hired fighter, and says that he was once employed by the Pacific Steam Whaling Company and sent to Alaska for the pur pose of rendering hors de combat any one who attempted to erect any buildings on property on Knrluk Beach, Alaska, which was. in fact, the property of the Alaska Packers* Association. All through his af fidavit Mr. Barling clings to his assertion thnt the attack upon him was made after a deliberate plan had been effected, con federates being present to even hold the doors leading out of the City Hall ro tunda, through which he might try to es cape. The affidavit will be flied with Judge Troutt when the case is called for hearing tril*» nornlntr. mßagggggSßJa Ellen D. Moore, M. D., removed from Berkeley to 426 Pont street, San Francisco. •Phone Black 182 L • In the Divorce Court. Decrees of divorce have been granted Marie Coste from Simon Costo for willful neglect, and Eugenic A. Demers from Eusebe Demers on the ground of deser- Uon. Charlotte Homer has sued Frank Homer for a divorce, alleging desertion as cause of action. . CHIEF BIGGY'S MUFFLER. Stolen From the Mails by a Hotel Porter at Holllster. When William J. Biggy, ex-Acting Chief of Police, was at Holllster on h visit recently one of his friends sent him a package by mail containing a silk muf fler and a cigar case. The package reached Holllster. but Mr. Biggy '.ever received It. 1 He went to: Holllster a few days ago, and when he stepped off the train he'saw the muffler around the nek of George T. Blythe, alias George Nevlr.n, a hotel porter. Blythe was arrested for stealing from the mails and was brought to this city yesterday by a Postofflce In spector and placed in the custody of United States Marshal Shine. . Exonerated From Blame. Captains Bolles and Bulger. United States Local Inspectors of Steam Yesf-el*. filed their report yesterday on the collis ion between the ferry steamboat Ran Rafael and a fishing boat on January 17 of this year, in which accident one of the fishermen was drowned. The report ex onerates Captain T. Tribble of the San Rafael from all blame, the testimony showlnpr that the flshlnß boat carried no lights and the night was so dark that the boat could not be seen from the steamer. A PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION OF A THEORY. Out at our beach some men have been quietly working; they have expended $2000 in testing their theory. It was proved an entire success; in the face of wild cat schemes one legitimate enterprise deserves notice and success. The photo graph will show the machine working better than anything else. Briefly, 'tis this: An engine of 25 horsepower has attached to It a flexible, hose 8 inches In diameter, the hose being about 200 feet long. Running parallel with It are bars *^?iP^ Wl I HUll I UHUlio. The Dr. Sanden Electric Belt cures without drugs. It overcomes the effects of youth- ful' errors or later excesses, because electricity is Strength and Nerve foree — the very element which is lacking in a weak man, whether young, middle-aged or old. Free Advice. It will take less than a half hour of your time to drop into my office, where I can de- monstrate to you the current which the Dr. Sanden Electric Belt generates. I will go over your symptorhs and advise you. No charge for consultation. Free Book To those living at a distance I will be pleased to mail, free of charge, my little de- scriptive pamphlet/ "THREE CLASSES OF MEN," which explains all. Write for it to-day. Beware, . In buying one of my Belts, see that the letter "S" is perforated upon each cell of the . , battery. Any not so marked are either old style belts of 15 years ago, or imitations. . Consultation and advice absolutely free. Office hours 9to 8; Sundays 10 to 1. NEVER SOLD IN DRUG STORES. DR. T. A. SANDEN, « o-f-arr ell street, lI9H SOUTH SPRING STREET. LOS ANOELES, CAL. RUSSEL BUILDING. PORTLAND. OU. Strange People in Our Land. A stereoptlcon lecture will be given to night In Calvary Presbyterian' Church, Geary and Powell streets, on "Strange People in Our Land." Mr. Finks of New York, who will deliver the lecture, will ppeak of the Mexicans, Mormons, the red man, etc. Two women were arrested at. Passalc, N. J.. for operating an illicit distillery- peared. An Investigation followed, but uo to yesterday the culprit escaped detection. Early yesterday a letter containing marked bills and addressed to a man in Salem, Or., was mailed. Another, con taining $13 in marked bills, was mailed to Llvermore. but when the mail got to Oak land the former letter was found, but the bills were missing. The letter ad dressed to Livermore had disappeared. Later in the day Perez was arrested ana in his stockings, when he was searched before Chief Inspector Munro, the miss ing bills were found. In his pocket was found a letter addressed to Verena Schweitzer. Oak Valley. Cal., to whom it was thought the letter would carry a val entine and a nickel. Poroas admitted hav ing taken the money under the impres sion that it was a five-dollar piece. The nickel and valentine were found In his pocket. :'.,-•-' Perez is a divorced man. about 28 years of age, and lived with his brother, at 310 Castro street. He was appointed a sub stitute In the Postofflce on May 15. IRSS. and was promoted to a clerkship in De cember. 1895. Of late he has been living apparently beyond his means and the fact that he has been losing money on the races brought him in the range of suspi cion. His detection was the result and a long term In prison now confronts him. HAD THE STOLEN MONEY HIDDEN IN HIS SOCKS MAIL CLERK FEBEZ TRAPPED WITH MARKED BILLS. . Potind on His Person "With. Other Evidences of Crime — Admits His Guilt. Thomas >». Perez, for five years a confi dential clerk In the mailing division of the main Postofflce on Washington street, in this city, has been caught stealing money from letters that passed through his hands and this morning he will waive. examination before United States Com missioner Heaeock and acknowledge In the United States District Court that he Is guilty of the felony charged. Perez was arrested by Postofflce In spector Irwin and Policeman Mlley. and In his stockings and pockets were found many stolen bills which were Identified beyond the possibilty of a doubt by means of private marks which had been placed upon thrm. When he round that the case against him was too strong to break down with any power at his command he im mediately waived the formality of a trial and offered to plead guilty. About three years ago complaint? began to come to the Postal Inspectors that let ters containing coin and bills had dlsap- BAD NEWS FOR CALIFORNIA GRAPE GROWERS Zante Currants to Be Admitted Free. The effect of Judge Morrow's decision in the United States Circuit Court on March 18, 1896, in re Wise, otherwise known as the Zante currant case, has been upset by the United States Circuit Court of Ap peals for the . Second Circuit, in which New York City is located. • Judge Morrow decided that Zante cur rants are not currants, but seedless grapes, and that the name was one by which the dried variety grown In the island of Zante or elsewhere was known to commerce. It was shown at the trial here that no dried currants had been pro duced on the island of Zante for some years, but that the. bulk of Zante cur rants were produced on islands near by. Hence, under the tariff act of August 2S 1894, it was decided that they were duti able at l\b cents per pound. The decision gave Kreat satisfaction to California grape growers interested in the culture of Seed less Sultana and Thompson's Seedless v.i rlety of California raisins, which are su perior in size, cleanliness ' and flavor to the so-called Zante currant. The Circuit Court of Appeals in N»w York has decided that as the currants in the case appealed by the Hills Brothers Company were the product of the Islands adjacent to that of Zante and known as Amalias and Provincials- they were other than Zante currants and therefore ad missible, free of duty. Object to Panhandle Condemnation. A delegation of property owners along the route of the proposed park panhan dle visited the Mayor yesterday for the purpose of protesting against the manner in which the condemnation proceedings for the acquisition of the property are to be pursued. The delegation consisted of Messrs. Humphreys, Bryan, Pritchard and Greenwood and was accompanied by Attorney H. A. Clement. The claim was made that the proposition to condemn the property without consulting the property owners and before any provision was made for paying for the land was mani festly unfair, and a request was maae that the whole matter be referred to a board ot arbitration to decide on 'the val ues of the property. to be his lawful wife and he answered yes. Then 1 asked Mrs. Craven If she took him to be her lawful husband and she said she did. Then I went over the same marriage ceremony I always used. "They enjoined me to secrecy until one or the other should give me permission to ppeak, and I kept it a secret until Mrs. lair in company of Attorney Louis F. Uunand and Town Trustee Sylva. met me a few months ago and asked me to go over the matter with her. "I cannot remember the exact date of the marriage. It was some time prior to the election of IR?2. the last time I was elected to the- office of Justice of the peace. I could not say what month or •what day of the month. I made a record of the fact In a memorandum book of the kind commonly used by collectors. I used two of these books. In one I kept a rec ord of marriages and In the otner data regarding the school census. In. the big: fire of July 15. 1894, they were lost. I was living: in the upper story of the building and my office was on the ground floor. I tried to save my household effects and lost most of my office furniture and offi cial records. "In the latter part of last July or Au gust Mrs. Fair, Attorney Louis F. Dunand and Town. Trustee A. Sylva met me on the street and Mrs. Fair asked me if I remembered the facts. I said I did, and she asked me if I would be willing to tes tify to them. I told her I would. At the SPRING VALLEY UNDER THE FIRE OF INQUIRY Continued from Twelfth Page. the reason that it wa3 more difficult to deliver and there was no register on the quantity of water that might be used by the ship owners except the capacity of th» steamer tanks. At the mention of meter rates Mayor Phr>lan asked if it was not a fact that the Spring Valley company had refused to furnish water at met°r rates to the Visi tation Valley Water Company at a time when its wells ran dry. Mr. Booker re plied that such was tho fact and the rea son was that his company did not feel that It was a business proposition to sell ¦water nt meter rates to a rival that would peddle it out to its patrons at a profit. He raid his company had offered to supply the patrons of the Visitation company di rect. This statement was corroborated by Mr. Schussler and Attorney Kellopsr. who voiced various reasons for the action. Supervisor Macuire. who had a well from which he supplied ten or twelve fam ilies through a llt*.!e water company of his own. wanted to know why the Spring Valley company had refused to supply them at meter rates. Mr. Booker reptied that the ordinance provided that families should be supplied at fixed rates. At this Mr. Magulre said something about there being a Joker in the ordinance and the committee adiourned to meet next Friday evening at 7:30 o'clock. IN MEMORY OF A NOTED WOMAN The W. C. T. U. Speaks in Praise oT the Late Miss Frances Willard. The Woman's Christian Temperanca Union held impressive exercises at thu organization's rooms on McAllister street yesterday in commemoration of the sec ond anniversary of the death of the noted temperance lecturer. Miss Frances V.'ll lard. Mrs. S. B. McCoy, president of the local union, presided and led the gather- Ing in prayer. The proKramme was replete with remin iscences of the life of the noted woman. Mrs. L. F. Luse giving many Interesting points In her able paper. Mrs. M. (\ Lord and Mrs. Spencer also told many anecdotes in connection with the life work of Miss Wlllard. Music and a paper by Mrs. Maria F. Gray on "Peace nnj Arbitration" completed the Interesting exercises. On Sunday evening the anniversary of the death of Miss Wlllard will be ob served at Dr. Wilson's church on Howaid street. Mr. A. M. Dewey will addre-* th« congregation, choosing- for his thpmo "Christian Citizenship, with Special Ref erence to the Life and Work of Miss ¦VVlllard." same time I remarked that I did not like to become mixed up in the case at all, but if it was necessary for me to do so 1 would." r Attorney Lafe Pence states that the op ponents of his client became aware two weeks ago that the person who officiated at the marriage of Mrs. Craven and Sen ator Fair was golnj? to be produced in court, and since then have been movlnc heaven and earth in the attempt to dis cover his identity. According to Attorney Pence hired detectives have been shad owing the movements of everybody, con nected with his side of the celebrated case. "It cost them just about $80,000. exclu sive of attorney's fees, for the services of stenographers, detectives, handwrit ing experts and photographers when the deed case was tried." he said, "and the executors of the estate are likely to du plicate that amount In the present litiga tion. A lump sum of SSOOO was paid to Curtin's Detective -Agency at one time. "As regards the existence of hotel reg isters In which the late Senator mane entries of 'James G. Fair and wife.' while traveling through points in the interior of the State, I do not care to speak at pres ent. No, I will not deny that they exist, or that we now have them in our pos session. I simply care to make no state ment whatever at this time." One of Attorney Pence's associates Is the authority for a humorous tale regard- Ing the m. stake of a detective who had been "shadowing" the lawyer for a week and finally discovered something that caused him to make a report to head quarters. A day later he discovered some thing else, something that so catered to his own idea of the humorous that the de tective himself related his mistake to the author of the tale and laughed heartily at his own blunder. v - "It seems t*-at after he had kept a close 'tab' on Mr. Pence's movements for a week," said the informant, "the detect ive saw him leave his office one evening with a lady and "take a car. He followed the two and later handed in a report that on the eveninK in question Mr. Pence had been sfen to leave his office with a hand some, black-eyed woman. The two board ed a car and when they left it went into a house on the corner of Shrader anl Beulah streets. The detective was or dered to find out the identity of the wo man and the character of the house. The next day he discovered that the- 'hand some, black-eyed woman' was Mr. Pencw's wife, and that the house was their resi dence. He had spent a week in finding out that now and then Mr. Pence was in the habit of going home with his wife." RECORDER G. W. SIMPTON OF SAUSALITO. THIS MAX'S TESTIMONY MAY DIVIDE THE FAIR ESTATE. MR. ISAAC BROCK, BORN IN BUNCOMBE CO., N. C. MARCH 1, 1788, Says: "I attribute my extreme old age to the use of Pe-ru-na," Born before Unitsd States was formed. Saw 22 Presidents elected. Pe-ru-na has protected him from all sudden changes. Veteran of four wars. Shod a horse when 99 years old. Always conquered the grippe with Pe-ru-na. Witness in a land suit at agre of 1 10 years. Believes Pe-ru-na the great- est remedy of the age for catarrhal diseases. Isaac Brock, a citizen of McLennan County, Texas, has lived for 111 years. For many years he resided at Bosque Falls, eighteen miles west of Waco, but now lives with his son-in-law at Valley Mills, Texas. A short time ago. by request. Uncle Isaac came to "Waco and sat for his picture. In his hand he held a stick cut from the grave of General Andrew Jack- son, which has been carried by him ever since. Mr. Brock Is a dignified old gentle- man, showing few signs of decrepitude. Ills family Bible Is still preserved, and It shows that the date of his birth was writ- ten 111 years ago. Surely a few words from this remarka- ble old gentleman, who has had 111 years of experience to draw from, would be In- teresting as well as profitable. A lengthy biographical sketch Is given of this re- markable old man in the Waco Times- Herald, December 4. IS9B. A still more pretentious biography of this, the oldest living man. illustrated with a double- column portrait, was given the readers of the Dallas Morning News dated December 11. 1898, and also the Chicago Tlmes- Herald of same date. This centenarian SIMPTON TALKS OF FAIR'S MARRIAGE ADVERTISEMENTS. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1900. Tells How He Escaped the Terrors of Many Winters by Using Peruna. Is an ardent friend of Pe-ru-na. having used It many years. In speaking of his good health and ex- treme old age. Mr. Brock says: "After a man has lived in, the world as long as I have he ought to have found out a great many things by experience. I think I have done so. "One of the things I have found out to my entire satisfaction is the proper remedy for ailments that are due directly to the ef- fects of the climate. For 111 years I have withstood the change- able climate of the United States. "I have always been a very healthy man. but of course subject to the little affections which are due to sudden changes In the climate and temperature. During my long life I have known a great many remedies for coughs, colds, catarrh and diarrhoea. "I had always supposed these affections to be different diseases. For the last ten or fifteen years I have been reading Dr. Hartman's writings. I have learned much from his books, one thing In particular— that these affections are the same and that they are properly called catarrh. •'As for Dr. Hartman's remedy, Pe-ru-na, I have found It to bs the best. If not the only, reliable rem- edy tor these affections. It has been my standby for many years, and I attribute my good health and extreme old aga to this remedy. "It exactly meets all my requirements. It protects me from the evil effects of sudden changes: It keeps me in good ap« petite; It gives me strength; It keeps my blood In good circulation. I have come to rely upon It almost entirely for the many little things for which I need medicine. *'I believe it to be. valuable to old people, although I have no doubt it is Just aa good for the young. I should be glad If my sincere testimony should become tho means of others using this remedy. b«- cause I believe It to be the greatest rem- edy of this age for catarrhal diseases. "When epidemics of la *rippe first began to make their appearance in this country I was a sufferer from this disease. "I had several long sieges with the grippe. At first I did not know that Pe-ru-na was a remedy for this disease. When I heard that la grippe was epidemic catarrh I tried Pe-ru-na for la grippe and found It to be just the thing. "It has saved me several times from a siege of the grippe. I feel perfectly safe from this terrible malady so long aa I have Pe-ru-na at hand. I hope that Dr. Hartman may live to be as old aj» I am. to continue the good -work of teaching the people the value of his great remedy, Pe- ru-na. "Very truly yours. dktwjl. For a free book on catarrh address the Pe-ru-na Medicine Co.. Columbus. O. 5