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STANISLAUS RIVER AT S'E RIVER AT LA GRANGE. TUOLUM> TO SAIL. Time Ball. . Branch Hydrosrapnlc Office. U. S. N.. Mer chants' .Exchange, San Francisco, Cal., October 19. 1900. The time ball on .the tower.of the new Ferry building was dropped at exactly noon to-day— i. e.. at noon of the 120th meridian, or at 8 o'clock p. m., Greenwich time. C. G. CALKINS, Lieutenant Commander, U. S. N., in charge. i Sun, Moon and Tide. United States Coast and Geodetic Survey- Times and Heights of ; High and Low Waters at Fort Point, entrance to San Francisco Bay. Published by official au thority of the Superintendent. . <•-. NOTE—The high and low waters occur at the city front (Mission-Btreet wharf) about twenty. The Board of Public Works yesterday denied th"e»applicatlon of the San Fran cisco Construction Company for permis slon»to construct granite curbs on Bel cher street/between Thirteenth and Four teenth, and to pave the roadway thereof with bituminous rock. The charge that the signatures of two ladies on the peti tion had been forged was proved ground less, the names having been signed by the husbands of the ladles. The petition of the Point Lobos Improvement Club that the sidewalks on Clement street be narrowed was taken under advisement. Nine new arc lights were recommended for certain sections in the Richmond dis trict. The City Street Improvement Com pany's application for permission to pave one block in the city with asphalt as an experiment to show its superiority over bitumen was taken under consideration. Board of Public Works. Judges Cook, Lawlor and Dunne sat in bank in Judge Lawlor's court in the Hall of Justice yesterday to hear argu ments on appeal cases from the Police Courts and to give decisions on cases al ready heard. The case of Simon A. Hussey, an ex pressman, who was convicted and fined by Judge Cabaniss for refusing to pay a license for soliciting custom at the ferry on the ground that he had already paid a license as an expressman, was decided in favor of Hussey. L.. Bragamonte was convicted by Judge Fritz on the charge of carrying a con cealed weapon and fined.- He had a stiletto in his possession. The appeal was taken on the ground that the defendant, a took on a local steamer, was a traveler and the burden of proof that he was not lay upon the prosecution and not the de fendant. The point was considered weii taken and the judgment of the lower court wa3 reversed. Mary Cunningham, a married woman l'vlng at Twenty-third and Diamond streets, who terrorized her neighbors, wu3 convicted by Judge Cabaniss on the charge of disturbing the peace and fined. The judgment of the lower court was af firmed, s. SUPERIOR JUDGES PASS ON POLICE COURT CASES Judgments in , Several Affirmed and One Reversed by Cook, Lawlor and Dunne. SAN JOAQUIN RIVER AT HERNDON. CHAUCER. \^ From a print In the Ellesmerr . Manuscript of the "Canterbury v Tales." first of Englishmen to write with his eye upon the object and he sketched not only the externals but he saw to the heart of things. He was keenly alive to the ludi crous. He Is sometimes coarse and unpre sentable, but ha never falls to make us see beneath the ludicrous exterior the true state of things- His Jolly pictures of tha monk and friar and pardoner, for In stance, at first arouse only a gentle merri ment, but at length It dawns upon us. as Chaucer skillfully intends it shall, what a shame these men were to their profes sions. Take, for instance, the picture- of the mar: "He was an easy man to giv» a penanca. Because ha wished to gain a good plitane*. For unto a poor order to have given Is a sign that a man has been well shriven. And if ht rave, he dared to make avaunt. He knew at once the man was penitent. For many a man ao hard h« la of heart He cannot weep though he> may sorely smart. Therefore Instead of weeping and cl prayera Let him give silver to the poor friars." What a delightful rill of genial and sparkling humor flows through the nun's tale of the Cock and the Fox! Don Chan ticleer and PerteloTe, hi3 wife, are sketched with a master hand. The talo begins with a dream from which Chanti cleer awakes In horror. "E*r God, I dreamed that I was in such a alight Just .how that even now my heart is sore arrald. I dreamed how that I roamed up and down Within our yard when I beheld a beast Like to a dogr. who would have made arrest Upon my body and would have made me dead. • • ¦ • • • ¦ • Away! quoth she, fle on you, craven one! Alas! quoth she. for by that God above Now have you lost my heart and all my lova; I cannot love a coward by my faith. How durst you say for shame unto your lova That anything might make you afraid? Have you no man's heart and have a beard? Alas and can ye bs aghast of dreams. Nothing God wots but vanity is in a dream. Dreams are engendered of repletion Of gluttony and of humors." But alas f<jr the dream! On a bright March day long after the curtain lectura had been forgotten the Cock suddenly espied amid the weeds the object of his terror. He was fleeing in dire haste when the Fox gently called him and assured him of his friendship: "Now truly the cause of my coming Was only for to barken how you sin?. For truly you have as merry a voice As any angel hath that is in heaven. lly lord, your father. God his soul bless, And also your mother with her irentlenesa. Have in my house been to my great ease. And certainly, sir. full vain would I you please. Save you I never heard one sing As did your father in the morning." To make his voice more clear It was his custom, declared the Fox, to shut hard his eyes and stretch out his neck to its full extent. The Cock, ravished by this flatterj'. tried to crow In the manner of his father and waa instantly seized and carried away. "O destiny, that may not be eschewed. "-'• : Alas that Chanticleer flew from the beams! Alas that his wif« recked nothing for bit dream*! And on a Friday happened all this ill." Confusion at once broke loose. i "Certes. such cry nor lamentation Was never of ladles made when Illon wu won. , But chiefly dame Pertelcte did shriek Full louder than d!l Hasdrubale's wife When that her husband had lost, his life." The owner of the hens and her daugh ters, startled by the tearful cry, add to the din with: •'Out*, harrowt and wellaway! Ha. ha. the fox! and alter him they ran. And al«o with staves many another man. Ran Cotte. our do?, and Talbct and Gerland. And Malkln. with a distaf in her hand; Ran cow and calf and also even the hogs They ware so frightened at the barking dogs And shouting of the men and women, too. They yelled as fiends and devils do In hell; The ducks squalled out as If they'd come to kill. The geese for fear flew far above the trees: Out r»f the hive poured al! the swarm of bees. So hideous was the noise, ah! benedlclte! Certes Jack Straw and all his train Made never shouts one-hal.' so shrill When that they would a Fleming kill As that day was made upon the fox. Of brass they brought trumpets and of box. Of horn, of bone, on which they blew amain It seemed as U the heavens woeld fall." A little presence of mind on the part o\ the Cock ends the tale. At his advice tho^ Fox opens his mouth to rail at his noisy pursuers, and the lucky fowl flies quickly to a tree, from which no argument can dislodge him. The main charm of this simple tale, of which I have. given only th» baldest of outlines, lies In Us genuine humor. It la not barnyard fowls that we see, but hu manity with its petty erudition, its fears, its superstitions. Its vanity. There Is no bitterness; there are few bursts of reaM wit. but through It all and over It all 7 spreads and quivers the lambent gleam of a true- humor that cannot be caught, that cannot be analyzed. All of Chaucer's tales have this rare qualification. He was th© first great English humorist and his charming tales live and will live as long as human nature . and human weakness can move the sympathies of men. FRED LEWIS PATTEE. Pennsylvania State College. Illegal Sale of Opium. E. H. Gleason, a druggist at Clay and Kearny streets, and Charles A. Bailey. druggist at 227 Grant avenue, were arrested yesterday on warrants charging them with selling opium without a physi cian's prescription. Following Is a statement of ths estimated flow of certain California rivers In cubic feet per second, or second feet, one etcond foot equaling SO California miner's inches, or about 40 Colorado miner's Inches. The figures are from J. B. Llpplncott, hydro^rapher ol the United States Geological Survey: Flow of Rivers. NOTE— In the above exposition of the tides the early morning tides are given in the left hand column and the successive tides of the dar in the order of occurrence as to time of day. the third time column the third tide and the last or right hand column gives the last tide of the flay, except when there are 'but three tides, as sometimes occurs. The heights given are in addition to the sounding on the United States Coast Survey charts, except when a minus sign ( — ) precedes the height, and then the number grlven Is subtracted from the depth given by the charts. The plane of refer ence is the mean of the lower low waters. . Sun rises ; g;23 Sun sets 5:28 Moon rises 3;S9 a, m. Steamer Movements. TO ARRIVE. GLASGOW-Salled Oct 13— Stmr Sardinian, for New York. MOVILLE- Sailed Oct 19— Stmr Furnessla, from Glasgow, for New York; stmr Parisian, from Liverpool, for Montreal. SOUTHAMPTON— Sailed Oct 19— Stmr Colum bia, fram Hamburg, for New York. NAPLES — Arrived Oct 13 — Stmr Ems. from New York, via Gibraltar, for Genoa, and pro- CHERBOURG— Sailed Oct 19— Stmr Columbia, from Hamburg and Southampton, for New BROWHEAD— Passed Oct 19— Stmr Etruria, from New York, for Queenstown and Liverpool. NEW YORK— Arrived Oct 19— Stmr Werra, from Genoa, Naples and Gibraltar. OCEAN STEAMERS. YOKOHAMA— Sailed Oct 17— Br ship An dreta. for Oregon. COLON— Arrived Oct 16— Stmr Alliance, from New York. Sailed Oct 16— Stmr Advance, for New York; stmr Pioneer, for New York. V ACAPULCO— Sailed Oct 17— Stmr City of Syd ney, for Panama. GUAYMAS— Sailed Oct 18— Stmr Curacao, for San Francisco. NEWCASTLE. Aus— Sailed Sept J-Br ship Falkland, for San Diego. Sept 4-Br ship Peri cles, for San Francisco; Br ship Cawdor, for San Francisco. SeDt 7 — Ship Kennebec. for Honolulu; schr Golden Shore, for Honolulu. Bept 12— Br ship Sokoto. for San Francisco. Sept 19— Br ship Thlstlebank. for San Fran clscc. Sept -21— Br bark Invercoe, for San Francleco. Ready f6r sea Sept 25— Br ship Drumburton, for San Francisco. In port Bert 25— Ger bark Anna, for San Francisco; Br ship Celtlcburn, ror San Fran cisco; Fr bark Comandant Merchant, for San Francisco: Br ship Ditton. for San Francisco; Nesmlth. for Honolulu: Br ship Port Crawford, for San Francisco: Nor bark Prince Albert, fo^ Invermark for San Francisco; bark James Nesmith, for Honolulu; Br ship Crawford, for San Francisco; Nor bark Prince Albert, for Honolulu: Ger ship Roland, for Honolulu; Fr bark St Anne, for San Francisco: .Fr bark Vendee, for San Francisco. FOREIGN POUTS. EASTERN PORT. NEW YORK— Arrived Oct 18— Stmr Hudson, from Colon. Friday, October 13. Etmr Grace Dollar, Fosen, Grays Harbor. Stmr Kvichak, Nelson, Karluk. Etmr Homer, Donaldson. Eureka. Stmr Gipsy, Leland, Santa Cruz. ; Etmr Protreso, Zollinc. Seattle. Stmr W H Kruger, Krog, Tillamook. Etmr Luella, Madsen. Caspar. Etmr North Fork. McLellan, Eureka. Ship Luclle, Hansen. . Brig Harriet O, Wayland. » Echr Albert Meyer, NleJsen. New Whatcom. Bchr Gem, Nelson, . RETURNED. Friday, October 19. Stmr City of Para, Zeeder, hence Oct IS, for Panama, on account of machinery bslntr dis abled. TELEGRAPHIC. POINT LOBOS. Oct 13, 10 p .m— Weather thick; jwlnd west, velocity 15 miles. * MISCELLANEOUS. BE storm signals have been ordered from* Ban Francisco north and south. Fr bark Amlral Troude, from Newcastle, NSW, for San Francisco, Is anchored In five fathoms of water Just outside the breakers In Point Reyes Creek. 6 p m — Vessel Is now under ¦way, ?ettlnc out under sail. MEMORANDUM. Per Fr bark Bourbaki, from Swansea Oct 19— 'On Oct 19, at 12 noon, while crossing the bar, vessel struck and Is leaking slightly. DOMESTIC PORTS. BO WENS LANDING— Sailed Oct 19— Stmr Navarro, for San Francisco. PORT LOS ANGELES— Arrived Oct IS— Stmr Alcatraz. from — r-. HONOLULU— Arrived Oct 12— Bktn Irmgard. hence F«j>t 24; bark Alden B«sse. hence Sept 23. Oct 12 — Stmr Alameda, from Sydney. Sailed Oct 11— Schr Carrier Dove, for Ban Francisco; bark R P Rlthet, for San Francisco; fhip Great Admiral, for Puget Sound; ship Euterpe, for Lahalna; U S stmr Hancock, for Manila, via Guam; bktn W H Dlmond. tor San Francisco: Br stmr Moana, for Sydney. PORT TOWNSEND— Passed Oct 13— Stmr Dolphin, from Alaska, for Seattle. Arrived Ocf 19— Schr Wm Henton. hence Oct 4: i«chr Orient, from San Pedro; schr Nellie Coleman, from . SEATTLE— Sailed Oct 13— Stmr Bertha, for Val<ie». PORT HADLOCK— Sailed Oct 19-Bark Gen Falrchlld. for Sydney. ASTORIA— Barbound Oct 19— Stmrs Fulton and Despatch. TACOMA— Sailed Oct 13— Schr Fred J Wood. lor Payta, Arrived »Oct 19— Schr Salvator, from San Pedro; schr Comet, from Port Townsend; schr Ariel, from . SAILED. Chil bark Paciflco, Kruger, Antofogasta; J F Chapman. five minutes later than at Fort Point: t! height of tide Is the rame at both places. MAIL COMPANY'S CITY OF PARA RETURNING TO PORT. SHE LEFT FOR PANAMA LAST THURSDAY, BUT HER MACHINERY BROKE DOWN AND SHE HAD TO COME BACK FOR REPAIRS. "How can j-ou bring fire and water together without a hiss?" At a certain supper of sheeps" heads a guest was so charmed with his fare that he threw down his knife and fork and exclaimed: "Well, say I sheeps' heads forever!" "There's egotism," observed Jerrold. who was present. It fieems to be the essence of wit to combine discordant Ideas In an unexpect ed manner. The pun. therefore, or play upon words, is the most common or all forms of wit. After reading the modern comic papers and listening to the Jokes of the period, one may almost agree with the witty Erskine: "Punning." observed a friend to him one day, "is the lowest form of all wit." "It is,'* answered Ersklne. "and there fore the foundation of all wit." Most books of Jokes and bon mots con sist largely of puns. Many excellent ones are on record. "When Colman waa on his deathbed his physician apologized one day for his lateness by eaylng that he had been called to attend a man who had fallen down a well. "Did he kick the bucket?" asked the patient. "Ah. Martin," stammered Charles Lamb one day at the whist table, "if dirt were trumps what a hand you'd have." Dr. Holmes, after an experiment with amateur photography, wrote on the back of ht? pictures. "O. W. Holmes and sun." It Is related of Theodore Hook that one day, missing a plate of cold tongue from the sideboard, he appealed to his friend Matthews as to what he would do under similar circumstances. "If any one should meddle with my tongue." replied the wag, "why. I'd lick. him.' Wit is concentrated. The reader cries. ' "a hit, a palpable hit." but humor Is dif fusive. There is no outburst of laughter. There is rather an inward glow of merri ment, kindly and genial, which lights up the countenance and softens the heart. Humor deals with phases of human char acter. It paints my Uncle Toby, or Sir Roger de Coverly. or the Stout Gentle man keeping close to human nature and exposing their foibles and weaknesses and peculiarities, but never with'bitter ness. We smile over the picture, but we are made to feel that it is a very human fellow creature after all that we are viewing — one that has hopes and fears and ambitions even as ours. There is but the thinnest of partitions between true humor and pathos; indeed, as one reads the pages of such consummate masters as Fielding and Sterne and Dickens and Thackeray one may at times wonder whether the tears which he finds in his eyes have come from laughter or weep- Whlle wit is volatile and uncertain true humor, since it deals ever with the truths of human nature and human weakness. Is unvarying and perpetual. Unlike wit. It is bard to auote — sometimes it runs a sparkling almost unnoticed streamlet through whole chapters and books. One cannot put his hand upon any single sen tence or paragraph and say "It is here. Like the delicate perfume *f a flower, it can be appreciated ana feltT but It cannot be isolated and labeled. For Instance. <is one reads the old anonymous lyric. "Phll lada Flouts Me." he cannot help smiling, vet is there not a esthetic side to the picture? I can quote , but a part of the P ° em " Oh.' what a rain Is lore! How shall I bear it? « She will inconstant prove. I greatly fear it. She »o torment" my mind That my strength falleth. And wavers with the wind. As a shl? that salleth. Please her the best I may She loves still to gainsay; Alack and well a day! Phlllada flouts me. • •<••¦ Fair maid, be not so coy. Do Dot disdain me: I am my mother's Joy. Sweet, entertain me. She'll give me. when she dies All that 1« flttlrK— Her ixiultry and her bees And her geese sittine. A pair of mattress beds And a bag full of shreds. And yet for all this goods, Phlllada flouts me. I cannot work and sleea All at a season: •Love wound my heart 80 deep Without all reason. I grin to pine away, " With" crief and sorrow. Like to a fatted beast Penned In a meadow. I shall be dead, I fear. , Within this thcusandy year; And all for very fear, Phillada flouts me. Or, again, take Holmes' "Last Leaf." with Its mixture of playfulness and pathos: But now his nose is thin And it rests upon his chin Like a staff, And a croo!: Is In his back V And a melancholy crack In his laush. I know it 1* a sin For me to sit and grla At bim here. But the old hat And the breecnes and all that Are so queer! And If I should live to be The last leaf uoon the tree In the spring. Let them smile as I do now At the old forsaken bough Where I cling. TWs is true . humor and it can never lose its freshness and vitality. Wit and humdr In the best literature are. found always together. If wit Is the sparkle and bead upon. the surface of the wine humor is the delicate flavor and bou quet, which time can only improve. "Hu [ mor Is the electric atmosphere," says "Ah, I envy you your happiness, my lord," was the response, "for you must certainly live the merriest life of any man in Europe." "And so you've -written a farce, entitled •Firo and Water,' " said Bannister to a friend. "Well. I can predict its fate." "What is it? ' eagerly asked the author. The English and American humorists— Instantly the names of Theodore Hook. Tom Hood. Douglas Jerrold. Artemus Ward. Mark Twain and others of their kind flash "before us. Almost without ex ception we include In this Instantaneous Inventory only that comparatively modern product, the professional comic writer and wit. A secon3 thought convinces us that the subject is far broader than this — hu mor Is the very life blood of all literature. Its genial current pulses in every master piece- A list of the humorists, with few exceptions, is a list of the masters. The impulse to class as humorists only the Theodore Hook variety of writers comes from a confu3icn as to the true nature of wit and humor. Many bottles of ink have been expended In attempts to elucidate the distinction between these terms. Hazlitt, for instance, has made a long and profound analysis which ex hausts both the subject and the reader. But the distinction 'is by no means an abstruse one: wit deals only with the intellect: humor touches also the feelings. "Wit is unsympathetic and often cruel; it raises a laught at the expense of another; humor Is gentle and sympathetic. It smiles through its tears. Wit is a succes sion of hits; humor Is often an atmo sphere that pervades a writing and gives It a charm that cannot be denned. Wit Is the sparkle of newly opened wine: noth ing is more volatile. The Jokes that were ,wont to set the tables of our fathers on a roar are dull enough reading to-day. There Is no more dreary volume than an old Joke book. Wit will not bear trans porting. German and French Jokes sel dom make us smile; the dullness of Punch is proverbial among Americans. Wit flashes and sparkles. It Is often a rapier contest between two agile con testants; the last stroke wins. We laugh with the victor, but forget that the stroke we applaud may have sunk deep into the vanquished. Lord Chesterfield at an Inn complained that the dishes were dirty. "Every one must eat his peck of dirt." coolly observed the waiter. "True,*' was the Instant retort, "but no one is obliged to eat it all at one meal." A certain conceited peer one© observed to Charles Townsend: ""When I happen to say a foolish thing I always burst out a-laughing." Haweis, "wit the Cash." In many Eng lish authors the atmosphere of dry humor Is always present and the flash comes but seldom: In others there is a constant cor uscation. It is an old saying, half true, perhaps, that the French have wit but little hu mor. While it would not be safe to re verse this dictum and say that the Eng lish have humor and little wit It is per fectly true that the element of humor is greater in English literature than In any other and that the English, despite- a well known gallery of wags, are not a nation of wits. Wit deals with the incongruous, its whole foundation is the illogical. Bur the English are pre-eminently a. logical people: there 13 a necessity upon them to be logical. But the English are a jovial people. John Bull Is represented as a fat man, and when at home, with every thing running smoothlv. he loves to laugh long and heartily. Mis laughter Is not always perfectly refined. He delights often in mere buffoonery and horse play and at times he can be- unspeakably bru tal, but he is. above all things else, a man who worships "the go<i-of things as they ar»." and he sees quickly the stratum of pathos and of common human nature that underlies all things grotesque and ludicrous In human character. English humor, like English literature tn its modern sense, may r>e said to have commenced with Chaucer. He was the Friday, October 19. . Stmr Alameda, Van Oterendorp, 24 days from Sydney, via Honolulu 6 days 14 hours. "Stmr Point Arena. Hansen, 14 hours from Mendoclno. 8tmr Mlneola. David, 4 days from Tacoma. Stmr Iaqua, Bash. 2S hours from Eureka' bound to San Diego; put In to land passengers. Stmr Albion. ! Erickson, 20 days from Nome, via Dutch Harbor 11 days. . , Etmr W H Kruger. Krog, 36 hour* from San Pedro. Bark Kalulani, Dabel. 171 days from New Tork. Fr bark Bourbaki, Le Normand, 130 days from Swansea. Bktn Archer, Calhoun. 19 days from Hono lulu. CLEARED. ' './ Friday. October 19. * Stmr Corona. Glelow, San Diego; Goodall. Perkins & Co. 6tmr State of California. Thomas, Astoria: Goodall, Perkins & Co. Stmr North Fork, McLellan, Eureka; Charles Kelson. Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. Merchandise for Victoria. The steamer Walla Walla nailed yesterday for Victoria with a general cargo, valued at S13.&64. manifested as follows: For Victoria, $9744; Cincinnati, $1620; Lowell, $12,500. The following were the principal shipments: For Victoria—14 cs arms and ammunition. 2 cyls ammonia, 1000 lbs bran. I 6 bbls baking powder, 4 bbls4>luestone, 3215 lbs bran. 6020 lbs beans, 1028 lbs 4 cs chocolate, :i bdls cordage, 21S5 lbs copperas. 34 cs canned goods. 22,016 lbs dried fruit. 13 bbls flour. 6 c» furniture, 30 cs fuse, 847 bxs fruit. 39 cs hardware, KM ft lum ber 37 bxs lemons. 24.RS0 lbs malt. 21 era melons, .720 lbs mlllstuffs. 100 tins matches. J bdls oar*. 20 ctls onions, 15 kegs olives, Si bb'.s oil. 6 cs paint. 23 cs paper. 100 cs ra*te ' liC*5 bxs raisins, 36,000 lbs salt, 15 bxs sweet potatoes, 60 crs terra cotta ware. 100 lbs tobacco, 7 cs wire goods. 79c gaj s wine, 4 cs For Cincinnati—154 bbls pickled cherries. For Lowell. Maes—500 cs salmon. Shipping' Merchants. The Aloha loads merchandise for Honolulu; the Balnbridge, lumber -at Port Blakeley for a direct port on West Ccast.'.CTs 3d: the J. L. Evlston, lumber at Eureka for Sydney: the Minnie A. Calne, lumber at Tacoma for Syd nev the St. James, lumber from Chemalnus to Melbourne cr Adelaide. COs. prior to arrival: the St. Nicholas, lumber from Puret Sound, to Sydney, 60s. The following vessels have been chartered prior to arrival to load wheat for Europe; the Crocodile. 31s 3d; the Inverurle, re chartered, 40a; the Osborne, 31s; the Sprlng b .irn. 31s Sd. Matters of Interest to Mariners and NEWS OF THE OCEAN. The new steel bark Kalulani arrived from New York yesterday. Captain Dabel. who was formerly in the Aloha, is The Fteamer North Fork yesterday took away thirty tons of machinery for a new woolen mill to be erected at Eureka. Among the passengers who will leave on the State of California this morning will be- J. D- Farrell. president; J. G. "Woodworth. traffic manager, and J. F. Lawless, general auditor of the Pacific Coast Steamship Company. The ferry steamer bkiah went ashore at v/hat is known as Second Cove, on Angel Inland, last night. little damage was done to the vessel and she was got off at the top of high water yesterday morning. "About $1000 will make all neces sary repairs. " * Water Front Notes. The Klmball Steamship Company's Al bion arrived from Nome via the Sound y#»«terdav. Captain Erickson eays the stories telegraphed about the disaster at Dexter Point, Golofnin Bay, were grossly exaggerated. One of the lifeboats con taining eighteen men was coming from the beach to the ship. A sudden squall upset her and three of the men — Gustave Clem. Jce Clancy and Joseph Ianoset— started to swim for the Albion. The rest of the crew stayed by the lifeboat. The three swimmers soon got tired and seeing a trunk floating along they made for it There was nothing to told on to and* one after another the men drowned. Those v.-ho stayed by the lifeboat were rescued and came tn San Francisco. Among them was J. Marsden. president of the Klmball Steamship Company, and Captain W. M. Tyson, who has been to Nome In the interests of Captain Charles Nelson. Steamer Albion Arrives. The American bark Coalinga Is ready for sea, but Captain Evans demands his pound of flesh and It may be a week be for the vessel gets away. He made an ar rangement with Hunt, the shipping mas ter, by which he was to pay J26 "blood money" with a rebate of J7 60. Balfour. Guthrle & Co. would not stand for the arrangements and then there was a gen eral kick all around. Next the Shipown ers' Association offered to supply a crew for $16 "bone" or "blood money." but It cannot procure the. men, so the Coalinga Is tied up In the stream awaiting a crew in order to get away for Callao. Trouble on the Coalinga. From Auckland— Walter Bentley and valet, O. W. Wright. Henry Lindale. Fred Repler, William C. t?mlth. G. Hale*. T. Repler and wife. Miss W. Inman. William Thompson, W. Hansell. Miss I. Repler, Miss A. Currie. From Honolulu— W. Bingeman. Mrs. O. B. Curtis, Mrs. Edgar, Professor Koebele, T. R. Lucas. Miss Morse. Mrs. G. H. Offley. S. G. ¦Ullder. R. C. Berkeley, Mrs. I. M. Chambers, Mrs. H. Holmes, H. M. la Rue. J. H. Me- LafTerty and wife, George McLeod and wife, G. G. Sharpe, A. S. Collins, Mrs. T. S. Doug las, G. A. Hodson, A. Loulsson, Mrs. Morse, G. H. Offley. Mrs. Luck. Among those who came up from Hono lulu was G. A. Hodson, the well-known purser of the Moana. He comes back to enter the service of the Oceanic Steamship Company. From here Mr. Hodson goes t-ast to Join the Sonoma and will come around the Horn as purser of that vessel. When he left the Moana at Honolulu Mr. Hodson was presented with one of the prettiest illuminated addresses ever got up on a passenger ship. The address was accompanied by a purse of sovereigns and the hearty good wishes of all aboard the mall boat. Miss Weppener, Miss Dulcle Mann, A. Scott and wife, John Spalckhauer. The Oceanic Steamship Company's mall boat Alameda arrived on time yesterday morning, as usual. She was only de tained an hour or so in quarantine by Dr. Klnyoun, and reached her dock about 1 p. m. The voyage was an uneventful one end those aboard had a pleasant trip. The cabin passengers were: From Sydney— D. Erskine, Mrs. Reynolds, P. B. Mann, Mi** Crickett. Dr. J. Mills and wife, W. Bottomley and wife. A. Knowles, wife and maid, F. B. Mann Jr.. William Sherer, Jr., Boat Alameda Arrives on Time. Oceanic Steamship Company's Mail HAS A PLEASANT VOYAGE, The French ship Bourbaki while making port yesterday struck on the bar. She was from Swansea with a cargo of coal, and during the shifting squalls an order given by the pilot was not obeyed and In consequence the vessel struck. Little or no damage was done and the Bourbaki came along as though nothing had hap pened. ' The French bark Amlral Froude. from Newcastle, Australia, was also In trouble. She ran close Inshore during the fog and Captain Mace was compelled to drop an chor In the breakers outside of Point Reyesv Creek. She hung there for quite a while, but finally the land breeze and a tug took her out of danger. order- to make her seaworthy a wooden shoe had to be put on. This re quired a week or more In the drydock and a considerable expenditure of money. Her machinery was also overhauled and when sha sailed for Panama and way ports last Thursday at noon everybody thought she was all right. There was something wrong somewhere, however, as yesterday afternoon the City of Para came back through the storm with her "machinery disabled." She will be over hauled once again and may get away on her voyage to-morrow. THE Pacific Mail Company's City of Para Is again in trouble. "When last In Central American- watery her stem became so pitted that In Bad Luck Follows the Pacific Mail Company's Steamer. French»Ship Bourbaki Goes on the Bar. CITY OF PARA BACK IN PORT WITH MACHINERY DISABLED Copyright, 1000, by Seymour Eaton. HUMOR OF ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITBRATURB THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1900. EATURDAT, OCTOBER 20. SACRAMENTO RIVER AT JELL.YS PERRY. THE CALL'S HOME STUDY CIRCLE THE WIT AND HUMOR OF EARLY ENGLISH. 7 Steamer. From. I Due. Peru New York Oct. 19 Bonlta Newport Oct. 20 Empire Coos Bay. Oct. 21 Eureka Hutnboldt Oct. 21 Crescent City... Crescent City Oct. 22 Columbia Portland Oct. ~J Santa Rosa Pan Diego.. Oct. 23 Cleone Tlllamook Oct. 22 Warfleld Oyster Harbor Oct. 22 Pomona Humboldt Oct. 23 Matteawan Tacoma Oct. 24 Coos Bay Newport Oct. 2J City of Puebla..! Victoria Oct. 24 North Fork ....(Hnmboldt Oct. 23 Point Arena ...IPoInt Arena [Oct. 23 Arcata ICoos Bay Oct. 25 Corona ISan Dietfo |Oct. If. naelic « IChlna and Japan Oct. 26 Curacao | Mexico : Oct. .27 Steamer. Destination. I Sails. | Pier. Arcata Coos Bay Oct. 20, 12 m Pier 19 Pomona. ... Humboldf..... Oct. 20, 2 pm 1'ler 3 State Cal.. Portland Oct. 20, 11 am Pier 2i '"orona San Diego Oct. 20. 11 am Pier 11 Bonlta Newport Oct. 22, Sam Pier 11 Umatllla .. Victoria Oct. 23. 11 am Pier 9 Pt, Arena.. Point Arena.. Oct. 23, 2 pm Pier 2 Eureka .... Humboldt Oct. 23, 10 am Pier 13 Empire ....ICoos Bay Oct. 23, 4 pm Pier 13 Santa Ro?a!San Dieso Oct. 24. 11 am Pier 11 Columbia ..Portland Oct. 25. 11am Pier 24 Coos Bay... I Newport Oct. 26, 9 am PIt 11 City Peking China* Japan Oct. 28, l pm PMSS North Fork Humboldt..... Oct. 2S, 9 am Pier 2 Steamer. >es' mat O iitne lime iirne Tlmel » Ft. Ft. Ft. Ft. o L, W H W L W H W 20 ...I 2:63 1.6 9:29 5.4 3:43 1.1 18:05 f 4.1 21 ... 3:23 1.8 9:57 5.5 4:13 0.8 10:50 i.< 22 ... 3:55 2.1 10:25 6.5 4:45 0.4 11:35 *.! 23 ... 4:26 2.4 10:50 5.5 5:20 0.2 !H W |L W H W L. W 21 ... 0:17 4.5j 4:58 2.6 11:15 5.5 5:55 O.( 25 ... 1:02 4.4] 5:31 2.S 11:40 5.5 8:33— 0. 1 26 ... 1:49 4.4! 6:09 2.9 12:10 5.4 7:151— 0 ' DATE. b Second Feet. 1S39. j 1300. October 7 October 8 October 9 October 10 October 11 October 12.... October 13 3$S0 5170 8980 4365 33S0 4560 3SS0 4360 39S0 4360 33S0 43430 4170 43C0 DATE. Second Feet. 1S99. I 1900. I I * October 7 October 8 October 9 October 10 October 11 October 12 October 13 „ 130 90 130 130 .130 130 173 4 So 485 315 315 2S3 2C5 23) DATE. 1 Second Feet. 1899. I 19-wT October 7 October 8 October 9 October 10 "October 11 October 12 October 13 78 69 63 69 69 69 78 650 460 450 460 460 460 460 Second Feet. DATE. Mn'grCo. Total 1SS9. 1900. Canal. 1900. October 7.... 29 850 12 862" October 8.... 29 850 12 S62 October 9.... 29 950 12 9€2 October 10. ... 29 -. 1CG0 12 1072 October 11 29 ' &50 12 »«¦» October 1!.... 29 10C0 12 107' October 13.... 29 950 12 %2 DATE. b Second Feet. 1S39. j 1300. October 7 October 8 October 9 October 10 October 11 October 12.... October 13 3$S0 5170 8980 4365 33S0 4560 3SS0 4360 39S0 4360 33S0 43430 4170 43C0 DATE. Second Feet. 1S99. I 1900. I I * October 7 October 8 October 9 October 10 October 11 October 12 October 13 „ 130 90 130 130 .130 130 173 4 So 485 315 315 2S3 2C5 23) Steamer. Destination. I Sails. | Pier. Arcata Coos Bay Oct. 20, 12 m Pier 19 Pomona. ... Humboldf..... Oct. 20, 2 pm 1'ler 3 State Cal.. Portland Oct. 20, 11 am Pier 2i '"orona San Diego Oct. 20. 11 am Pier 11 Bonlta Newport Oct. 22, Sam Pier 11 Umatllla .. Victoria Oct. 23. 11 am Pier 9 Pt, Arena.. Point Arena.. Oct. 23, 2 pm Pier 2 Eureka .... Humboldt Oct. 23, 10 am Pier 13 Empire ....ICoos Bay Oct. 23, 4 pm Pier 13 Santa Ro?a!San Dieso Oct. 24. 11 am Pier 11 Columbia ..Portland Oct. 25. 11am Pier 24 Coos Bay... I Newport Oct. 26, 9 am PIt 11 City Peking China* Japan Oct. 28, l pm PMSS North Fork Humboldt..... Oct. 2S, 9 am Pier 2 Steamer. >es' mat Steamer. From. I Due. Peru New York Oct. 19 Bonlta Newport Oct. 20 Empire Coos Bay. Oct. 21 Eureka Hutnboldt Oct. 21 Crescent City... Crescent City Oct. 22 Columbia Portland Oct. ~J Santa Rosa Pan Diego.. Oct. 23 Cleone Tlllamook Oct. 22 Warfleld Oyster Harbor Oct. 22 Pomona Humboldt Oct. 23 Matteawan Tacoma Oct. 24 Coos Bay Newport Oct. 2J City of Puebla..! Victoria Oct. 24 North Fork ....(Hnmboldt Oct. 23 Point Arena ...IPoInt Arena [Oct. 23 Arcata ICoos Bay Oct. 25 Corona ISan Dietfo |Oct. If. naelic « IChlna and Japan Oct. 26 Curacao | Mexico : Oct. .27 DATE. 1 Second Feet. 1899. I 19-wT October 7 October 8 October 9 October 10 "October 11 October 12 October 13 78 69 63 69 69 69 78 650 460 450 460 460 460 460 Second Feet. DATE. Mn'grCo. Total 1SS9. 1900. Canal. 1900. October 7.... 29 850 12 862" October 8.... 29 850 12 S62 October 9.... 29 950 12 9€2 October 10. ... 29 -. 1CG0 12 1072 October 11 29 ' &50 12 »«¦» October 1!.... 29 10C0 12 107' October 13.... 29 950 12 %2 O iitne lime iirne Tlmel » Ft. Ft. Ft. Ft. o L, W H W L W H W 20 ...I 2:63 1.6 9:29 5.4 3:43 1.1 18:05 f 4.1 21 ... 3:23 1.8 9:57 5.5 4:13 0.8 10:50 i.< 22 ... 3:55 2.1 10:25 6.5 4:45 0.4 11:35 *.! 23 ... 4:26 2.4 10:50 5.5 5:20 0.2 !H W |L W H W L. W 21 ... 0:17 4.5j 4:58 2.6 11:15 5.5 5:55 O.( 25 ... 1:02 4.4] 5:31 2.S 11:40 5.5 8:33— 0. 1 26 ... 1:49 4.4! 6:09 2.9 12:10 5.4 7:151— 0 ' AMUSEMENTS. *Tb¥_PL1* MATINEE TO-DAT AND SUNDAY NIGHT. "CARMEN." THE GREAT IHVA. COLLAMARINI as CARMEN. BCBSQ, SALAPSA. REPETTO. NICOLINI, SCHUSTER IN THE CAST. LAPT TIME THIS EVENING OF "THE JEWESS." F'-irr br a (Treat rs»t. ¦with Luc'r.tl. L.1cht»r. FAREWELL ArPEARA-VCE OT EEI'.TIIALD AND EFFIE STEWART. POPULAR PRICES 2Sc and 50c j Telephone Bush » N>rt "Week— "LA GIOCONT>A." ••CARMEN." ! FPECIAI — THUESDTfTfTERNOO.V. Oct. S. GRAND SYMPHONY CONCERT. r>:r<«i!on cf MAX HIP.PCHFELD. Orchestra of <V\ Boats on ea> at ?h«=r^an. Clay * Co.'e MATIN'EE TO-DAT. EVERT N'IGHT (EXCEPT SL'N'DAT> Third and Last TTetk Begins N'BCXT MONDAY. THE ONLY P.EAL The Ortrinal London. N«-nr Tork and Chicago Prod act: oa. PRICES »1CO, gl. 75c. COc. 25c Coming— STUART R3BSOW TO-1MT AND TO-NIGHT. LAST TIMES OF A S4 1 Mono yoonnn TO-MORROW (SCXDAT) AFTEHN'OON, THE TRIUMPH OF MERIT, WM. H. VJEST'S BIG MINSTREL JUBILEE. :ictir.»fi To-morrtvw, Thur?S«y and Saturday. BIG GOLF AUTOMOB1LF. STREET PARADE MONDAY AT 2 P. M. Alf eilin«hou»e. Proprietor and Manager. Phone South 770 LAST TIMES. MATINEE TO-DAY. TO-NIGHT. - 'THEV COME WITH BANNERS WAVING." TO SEE THEMAN FROM MEXICO WITH GEORGE C. BONIFACE JR. and a S^'.ect Comedy Cast. Fir»t Time at Poaular Prices. Evening lDc. 25c. Zbc. K>c and 75c Mttlrw 15c. C3c. 2.%o nn<l 50c To-morrow (Sunday) Afternoon. Another Stel- lar Attraction Frcra New Ycrk, "BROWN'S IN TOWN.'; CHUTES^ and ZOO EVERY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SPECIAL TO-NIGHT : BIG CAKEWALK FTAn CONTESTANTS: ARNOLD CRAZIER and HAZEL CALAHAN. KERT RICHARDSON and BLANCHE TP.ELEAfE. GBOgCg CARNKL and ROSIE WILLIAMS, JACK STEWART and MARTHA STEWART. ARTHUR HICKMAN and ALMA FERF.IS. MALCOLM BEEVES and IDA MALONE. Telephone for Seats— Park 3. i FISCHER'S CO^^1^ SE - ' J. Warren Keen*. Alice Raymond. Miss May- fce!>, Mae Tunivon, Eudora Forde, Oscar Lte- rr.ar.. Kobert Ellis. Antonio Varsas. Harold Jli*f"rd and New Moving Pictures. Reserved Seatg. Sic; Matinee Sunday. THE THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY BALL Of ».1e AUSTRIAN BENEVOLENT SOCIETY «1il tak» place FAT1."UI>AY EVENING. Octo- ber 20. at TURN VEKEIX HALL. 33 Turk *ir*f?t. Admission, Including hat check. 25 ctrta; Itu&its rree. THE COMMITTEE. • Address M. I. S. T. Cc, Toledo, 0. RHEUMATISM, no matter how loar sjrdirg. Any cas; oi Inflammation of the Blad- der or Enlarg-ed Prostate Glard. no matter ii the p-tiens 1ut£ Iver: for rears forced to nse a catheter. SYPHILIS IN ANY STAGE. ANY CASE OF fclAEETES. AUcasea of Irapoteccr tbat can be cured, and j>erraaneni'r restore youthful rigor and TltilitT. Itis oosumclan't. Its effects are permanent anc iwicr. Will cure any caEe »f STRICTURE without local treatment. Will cure any cas^ of VJricocel*. Will remore en- lire! -.- from the frtiem Cancer and Czacereus Gems. .« addition to the aboT-e. M. I- S. T. No. 2 has cured maur cases of Paralysis, Locomotor Ataxia- Spinal TrcnWe and apparently incurable diseases of the utrrts. M. I. S. T. has been en the market for over 20 years, and has cured thousands of snff- •-err It is prescribed by Jeadiaf phj6icians all over the country. It is pleasant to take and F*SS\ tSSJ Sm2£ absol»?!l,- safe. It nerer increases or diminishes the action of the frj* y 5l~ p h»zrr. Htou are euffericg' froTi: 2ny caronic J.^r.se yon are urged to gK S3 fj** wr;tt to u«. no iraf.fr fc<-w Tarr <J-"n:t"r? or kist's of medicines yon l 1*5 fSj hare tried without relief KE GUARANTEE TO CURE YOU. ¦" ™ ¦ —B * ¦"¦• That you may jadyeoPthe ?alneof the Gr?at Specific for yourself, we xrill seed you one lar/re case by mall FREE. only asking- that ¦in eared yourself yon win recommend it to ota*"-s. Write confidentially to our medical seputmest, civing symptoms. $1 per box. or six boxes for 15. I bare given personal inspection to the vorkicg of M. I. S. T. oa the human system, and BCSt say that it entirely meets with lay professiocal sanction. D. H. LOOMIS, Late Demonstrator of Anatorar, Philadelphia Medical College. WHAT WE GUARANTEE l¥5. !. S. T. No. 2 WILL CURE. Greatest Nerve and Blood Tonic ADVERTISEMENTS. AMUSEMENTS. fLTHEATRE M> LAET TWO NIGHTS. MATINEE TO-PAY AND SUNDAY. THE CORSICAN BROTHERS! Adapted by Howard Hall From Alexander Dunns' Novel. SEATS NOW READY. 2STE2CT WEEK- An Original Romantic Drama, i"A SOLDIER OF THE EMPIRE." I MATINEE TO-DAT. SATURDAY. OCT. ». Parquet, rr*\ any feat; Balcony. 10c; Chil- dren. 10c. any part except reserved. VAUDEVILLE HARD TO BEAT ! LIZZIE B. RAYMOND, EDGAR ATCHISON - ELY, RAUCHLE, TWIN HALE* SISTERS, TOM NAWN & CO., THE GREAT EVERHART. EDDIE GIRARD AND JESSIE GARDNER, WILLIS FAMILY, BIOGRAPH. GPAND O>rP^ KpM* — - MATINEES TO-DAY AND TO-MORROW LAST TWO NIGHTS. ¦Wiiiiam Haworth's Great Patriotic .Naval Drama THE ENSIGN Next Mondaj-MADAME SANS GENE! EVENING TRICES lOo. 15c. '^c. 5Oc. A Few Front Row in Orchestra Tic MATINEK PRICES lOc. 15c. 23c, 5Oc "Xo Hisfcer-^— Branch Ticket Ofnee-Emporlum. baseball! Oakland VS. / Sacramento, S4 TURD A Y AT 3 P. M. SUN DA Y AT 2:3O f*. M. | RECREATION PARK ¦ Eighth and Harrison Street*. l^rtOraR-I'JSi THEATER •ODD FELLOWS' HALL.) I SATURDAY. OCTOBER 20. 1900. I Iir-menx* Bucceu of Our New Enterprise. i •• V 1 ? 7 lPt ' c ! Programme ¦Rill consist of a de- rpi-rini^J comody, AN OPERETTA ' BY ' of? FI.NBAC H. tosether with an olio of spe- ciartk* dances, songx and sketches of rare r.ierit by a host of eminent artists. Sunday i evening. October 2L EXTRA GERMAN PER- j FORMANCE by a splendid company of play- '"¦ Popular prices— 25c and 50c. Box sheet at the theater. • OPEN NIGHTS. Oren Dally From 7 a. m. to 11 p. m. Bathln; From 7 a. m. to 10 p. m. „ ... ADMISSION 10c. CHILDREN 5c Bathlnr. Including admission. Sc: Children. 28c ¦ft i g JrCv^— <fffc^^»^Bl^F^B BM Dr. Bennett's. Electric Belt Makes wrak m«?n and women strong and strong men and wcm«n stronger. - Rooms 8 and 6, U ( Post at., San dfr&nclico, Cal. Save you ever been baked aliveP It is now being done right here in San Francisco and -with much more beneficial results than the methods pur- sued in the cannibal islands. ' Next Sunday's Call will en- lighten you on the subject.