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Bacteria as an Illuminant.
VA. bad 'lobster. .in a dark cellar," as we all , know, emits a ghastly phosphor escent light, j And' now Professor Hans Molisch I of .. Praguo has reported to ¦ the Vienna 'Academy, of Sciences the.discov ery of a lamp lighted by means 'of bac teria, which he clalms'jirill give a power ful light : and be free ¦ from danger, \ thus The streets, with 318 city bridges, are lighted by 9426 electric arc lights and 33, 409.gas and gasoline lamps; 1419.6 miles of water pipe 'convey water to 2(2.506 prem ises: only 11,738 premises are not supplied with city water. There arc more. than S00 miles of. conduits for electric wires, rep res°nting more than 50CO miles of ducts, and there are still 1S.1S9 miles of electric wires In. the air, sustained on 61,801 poles. There are 435 miles of street railway track, enough to reach from the Delaware River to Lake, Erie. Yet how few Philadcl phians know more of this great city than the' little -space -within which their own daily interests lie.— Philadelphia Ledger. Some idea of the great si^ of Philadel phia may be gathered from, the figures in the department reports Just printed. There are in the city 1147.71 miles of paved streets, besides 412.29 miles of un paved roads in the suburbs. All but a smill percentage of these streets have modern "improved" pavements, of. asphalt, granite block or brick. The pavd surface would make a continuous driveway thirty feet wide from here to the Mississippi. > . There are beneath these streets 951 miles of sewers. They would form a con tinuous water course as long as the Ohio River. . . The Size of Philadelphia. The petition presented by the ordinary clerks to the Civil Service Commissioners', wherein the clerks asked that they be al lcwed to retain their standing and that the standing made by the newly appoint ed clerks will not affect theirs, was denied by the Commissioners,, who provided, however, that ' the old'clerks- might be permitted to take the second examination In order, to better their average, but if their average fell below their former average they could still retain their first average. . . . * - At a meeting of tho Civil Service Com missioners held yesterday afternoon the f cllo wing resolution was passed: Whereas, From the evidence presented be fore . his Honor Mayor E. E. Schmltz, in the investigation recently held by him of the con duct of Civil Service Commissioner J. R. T. Mention, it appears that many of the ques tions submitted to the applicants in the ex amination for promotion in the Fire Depart ment were known to some of the applicants prior to such examination, and Whereas, It 1* impossible to ascertain who or how many of said applicants were fur nished with such questions, and Whereas. On th» j?rr>und. of unfairness and of base ahusB of the merit system the Mayor has also requested this Commission to set aside and annul the examination referred to; there fore be It Resolved. That the entire examination held on Saturday, April 25, lftOS, for promotion in the Fire Department be and the same hereby Is set aside, canceled and annulled. COMMISSIONERS OF CIVIL SERVICE HOLD MEETING Pass Resolution Setting Aside Late Examinations Taken by Fire men for Promotion. Railroad Rules in Cuba. It takes Havana railroad companies for fine discrimination and regard for the comfort of passengers. Some of the rule's and regulations governing these roads are thus laid down, for the benefit of the ig norant, in the guide to Havana— a little, red-covered book, printed in Spanish and the quaintest possible English: "If trains are delayed and the passen- being valuable for work in mines and powder magazines. The lamp consists of a glass jar in which a lining of saltpeter and gelatine inoculated with bacteria is placed. Two days after inoculation the jar becomes illuminated with a wonderful bluish green light caused by the innumer able bacteria which have developed in that time. The light will burn brilliantly for from two to three weeks, afterward diminishing in brightness.— Westminster Gazette. * ger desists from going the ticket 13 re deemed; but if otherwise, the train is on time and he desists, only half-fare is re turned. If the passenger loses the train on his own fault no return whatever la made. "The company prohibits the carrying of more than one rooster in a first-class car. if carried in a basket, and in the other cars dogs with muzzle and one-half dozen chickens, but no ice is allowed in the cars , nor fish or any other article injurious to the comfort of passengers."— Brooklyn Eagle. Machinery for the Mersey tunnel pow er-house is being shipped from America by the Westinghouse Electric Company of Pittsburg. Only the church steeple at Zudycotee. near Dunkirk, now rises above the sand which overwhelmed the entire village in 1777. Originally the capstone was stationed on the ground, but gradually the -soil sur rounding it was carried away, a narrow vertical section just under it being left in tact, owing probably to some hard ce menting substance in the conglomerate and possibly also to the 'direction In which the eroding torrents expended their force. How long a time was required to form the shaft may be only partly real ized when it is stated that there are trees not far away taller than the monument. J*. the erosure process continues the shaft is likely to Increase in length unless a soft spot should be re.ached under tho present surface, in which case the curious formation might topple over and break into pieces.— Leslie's Weekly. One of the most remarkable natural cu- | riositles on the earth is to be seen in a j runged and almost inaccessible part of j the newly opened but already famous j Thunder Mountain gold region in Idaho. | This strange freak of nature is called | "Sheep-Eater's monument." and is said to j have derived its name from a tribe of In diana formerly inhabiting the district. j The monument is seventy feet high and i consists of a rough shaft, composed of • bowlders and gravel, tapering slightly up ward and capped by a huge irregular i rock, whose weight is estimated at not j less than fifty tons, cap rests on slender projections from the shaft that are gradually being worn away by the elements, threatening the eventual fall of, the great stone. The monument stands • on the slope of a ridge which rises 1000 : feet and descends 500 feet from the site. I It was undoubtedly formed by erosion, j The surface of the declivity has been for j centuries, and is yet, being washed away by water, the result of melting snows and rainfalls. FREAK OF NATURE AT THUNDER MOUNTAIN "Sheep-Eaters' Monument" Reared to Height of Seventy Feet by Erosive Action. The "Man From Mexico." with Frank ' Bacon as "the man," Is still drawing guod houses at the Alcazar. The support ac corded Bacon is excellent. Charles Francis Bryant, the stage man ager, will be tendered a benefit next I Wednesday evening. He Is about to sever t his connection with the Alcazar to go to j New York to take charge of Belasco's 1 Theater. a"nd It Js expected that the many Alcazar. The "Zip Zag Alley" Company pre sented its farce comedy -last evening at the California Theater and met with a cordial reception at the hands of the au dience. Zeb and Zarrow's bicycle special ties were warmly welcomed and Harry L. Marr's monologue was enthusiastically received. California. .Tlie performance at the Tivoli of "The Toy Maker" proved to be one of the great attractions when it was given repetition last evening after a run of one week. There is no reason for wonder at this, for it is a clever work, brimful of music and fun, and is made much of by the TivDli company. Cunningham divided the vocal honors with Annie Meyers. Webb made an excellent Frederick. Bertha Davis sang finely. Hartman was funny as usual. Fogarty. Karl Formes Jr. and Almee Leicester added very greatly to the effectiveness of the musical joy producer. This week the Tivoli ought to be crowded every night on the merit of the perform ance. Tivoli. Emily Lytton and William Gerald in a novel farce made the biggest hit of them all at the Orpheum last night. The audi ence tried to keep them on the stage for the whole evening. Mile. Olive did suma splendid juggling, for which she received bounteous applause. Janet Melville created all sorts of fun with her charac ter song. Harding and Ah Sid and Sailor and Barbaretto presented something new and humorous. J. Aldrich Libbey and Katherine Trayer were also among the favorites. The whole bill is extraordinarily good, and there is not a single dull min ute during the entire performance. friends he has made during: the eight years he has been connected with the Al cazar Will make the testimonial a great success. "We 'Uns of Tennessee" will be presented at the benefit performance, with Bryant in the cast, as Llge Monroe. Orpheum. IN THE REDWOODS. A Splendid Outing in the Santa Cruz , ¦ Mountains. The Southern Pacific will run a special train to Sajita Cruz . Mountain resorts Saturday, May 9. Will leave ferry (narrow gauge) at 7:45 a. m.; returning, luuve Boulder Creek 4:10 p. m. y. Stops will be made both going and coming at principal camping resorts. Round-trip tickets only $1.25, and a large party is expected. Tick ets on sale at. Southern -Pacific offices in San Francisco, Oakland . and Alameaa. Excursion personally conducted,, and an enjoyable holiday outing is. assured. Am ple accommodation. • CLEVELAND, Qhio^ May 4.— E. P. Williams, vice . president of the Sherwin-Williams Com pany, and one of Cleveland's best known busi ness, men. • died at Ms -home- in Glenvllle ;last night, aged 61 yean. The. first production In this city of the scenic melodrama, "Devils Island," drew a crowded house to the Central last night. The play Is founded on the main incidents of the famous Dreyfus case. The author, however, has availed himself of the usual dramatic license and instead of De )a Tour (Dreyfus) being a 'victim of his brother officers his downfall is brought about by Russian secret agents. Captain Maurice de la Tour (in reality Dreyfus) is wedded to Pauline, a n:ece of General Regand. chief of the JVar Department In Paris. Prince "Boris Orion", a wealthy Russian holding a commission in the French navy, is a rejected suitor of Pau line and consequently a bitter enemy of her husband. With the aid of the Coun tess Nina Petrovsky, a beautiful Russian spy, who loves De la Tour in vain, he contrives to make It appear thai he has betrayed important military secrets of France to Germany. De la Tour is, tried by court-martial, degraded from his rank and condemned to perpetual imprisqn ment in the. most loathsome and un healthy colony of the French' Government, Devils Island. When the Countess , Nina realizes the enormity of her crime she becomes a victim of remorse and- endeav ors to make amends. An admirer of hers, a young officer, has been appointed gov ernor of Devils Island. She drugs him," obtains possession of his • uniform and Central. Fischer's Theater looked like a hothouse at intervals last night during the per formance of "Fiddle Dee Dee," flowers were so plentiful. The revival of this popular and mirth-provoking extrava ganza met with the warmest kind of a welcome. The house was packed from pit to dome and every one of the old time favorites and the new attractions were applauded to the echo. As usual, Kolb, Dill and Bernard were the recipi ents of an ovation. Every one of -their appearances was the signal for uproar ious applause and all their new work was recognized and greeted heartily. At the end of the second act. after the trio with Flossie Hope and Gertie Emerson had performed their whirlwind daji'ce ana song, a procession of flowers, which reached from the boards nearly to the entrance of the theater, began to ascend the stage. One piece was a large banjo of white and^red carnations, with the word "Dill" worked across the center. Maud Amber was in her usual excel lent * vein and sported stunning new gowns, and Winfleld Blake as Hoffman Barr sang and acted in his happy spirit of yore. Fischer's. Beahan, Mascotte and Beahan, two nim ble comedians and a girl dancer, amused two large audiences at the Chutes The ater yesterday with a nonsensical skit: Frank Bowman proved a mystifying manipulator of cards and George and Laura Lewis, the "Rube and the lady," supplied twenty minutes of song and fun. Martin and Rldgeway gave some capital bits of character comedy; Magee an.i Dale offered a new sketch and Jack Symonds sang about "Helen Gonne" and told p lot of new stories. The "Cycle Ma^e" continued to be the feature of the programme and the animatoscope, with new moving pictures, completed the bill. The amateurs will appear on Thursday night. Chutes. papers, dons the former and proceeds to the place. She finds De la Tour im prisoned In a large iron cage. She re leases him and the two take to sea In a submarine boat just in time to escape the explosion of a mine which has been fired by Orloff. They are picked up by an American yacht and taken to Paris, when De la Tour's innocence is made ap parent and Orloff is ; punished for his treachery. The production is a splendid one, all the scenery and effects being new and very beautiful. Particular men tion should be made of the illuminated garden of General Regand on the banks of the Seine and of Devils Island. The rescue of De la Tour and Nina is the most thrilling incident of the drama and was rewarded with many curtain calls. Landers Stevens scores a great hit as Maurice de la Tour and made up to ex actly resemble Captain Dreyfu3. A bril liant success was achieved by Eugenia Thais Lawton as the beautiful spy, the Countess Nina Petrovsky. Henry Shu nier was excellent as Prince Orlo.T and Georgia Cooper was particularly happy as the newspaper correspondent, Patty Pry. Bessie Bacon made a pleasant impression as Gay Huntress, an American heiress. The other roles were in capable hands. "Devils Island" is sure to draw largj audiences during: the week of its run. Next Monday night "A Rough Rider"s Romance" will be produced. POPULAR STAGE DIRECTOR WHO IS TO RECEIVE A BENEFIT ON EVE OF HIS DEPARTURE FOR NEW YORK AND CLEVER AC TRESS WHO IS PLAYING AT THE CALIFORNIA. GAME LAW VIOLATORS RECEIVE PUNISHMENT Fish Commission Secures Its First Conviction by Jury in Mer ced County. Victor Pouray was convicted of deer kiilir.s in 4he Superior Court of Merced County yesterday aifd was fined ?40 by Judge Coehran. The defendant, together w;:h J. Indio, was arrested by Deputy M-'.r>hal Martin in the latter Dart of March. A jury trial was demanded and s disagreement resulted. The case was reset for May 2. and this time the jury brought in a Verdict of guilty. The charge against Indio was dismissed. <'hitf Deputy Fish Commissioner Vopel- Fany states that no jury in Merced Coun ty has ever before found a defendant puilty of violating the pame laws. Ooun f<-1 Conk prosecuted the ca?e. • Deputy Welch arrested Georpe Danner tt Truek.ee Saturday fax catching and sell- Inp undersized trout. Justice of the Peace Hill of Truckee fined the offender 130. Two Chinese were arrested at Pacific Gmve Saturday for taking abalone shells urnler the size allowed by law. Justice of th*> Peace Mifha^Hs of Monterey lined the Mongolians $20 apiece. President Harriman of the Southern Pa cific conferred with representatives of the local commercial bodies in the rooms of :he Merch?nts* Association yesterday aft frnoon. The matter Rider discussion was the attempt of "Jimr Hill, the northern railroad and Fteamsljp magnate, to cause the removal of the transport service from fan Francisco to Settle. President Georce' McNear of the Mer chants' F.xchanjrc./President Chipman of the State Board /of Trade, President fymracs of the Merchants' Association, I'resid? nt Sbarboyo of the Manufacturers' »nd Producer*" .Association, other promi nent commercial men. Vice President and Beoenl Manager Schweun of the Pacific Mai! 'and Chief Counsoj Herrin of the Southern Paci/ic were alt-o present. . It was sent rally conceded that Hill rould not .attain his end for the present »t least, but all agreed to stand together when the tilne should come for a t>attio. "••» object* of the meeting was for the •.«->«imereial men and the railroad people to cyme to an understanding as to how far each side might rely on the other in rape of emergency. Satisfactory as.sur 8nces were riven by each party to the Siscussion. It was resolved that both mercantile and transportation interests should co-operate so far as possible in el! matters where the welfare of San Francisco might be involved. It is the first opportunity that Harri rr.an had to confer with the men who : •¦ ntrol the great commercial interests of this dtjr. and general relief is felt that th*=rc will l»e no friction in important matters. President Newhali of the Cham bor of Commerce took the initiative in the matter by vi5ititip: Harriman and ex pressing tWe wish o/ the commercial men that a mnfrrence might be arranged. The r- Broad king consented and the meeting yesterday resulted. The sale at auction of properties of tl»e Hibernia Savings Bank, conducted by G. H. Umbsen & Co., was begun yesterday at noon In Golden Gate Hall. Many lota anu some improved properties were sold. The opening day of the auction was a marked success. Hardly anything was passed. Practically all the offerings were taken by buyers. The most Important parcel sold in the list was. the lot on Ninth street at 77 and 79, between Market and Mission streets, which was bought by Edgar Peixotto for $41,500. The lot is 50x100:6 feet. It Is Improved with a two story frame building with nominal rent. The sale will continue to-day. The list j will begin at No. 43 on the catalogue. The | minor properties yesterday went as fol lows: . - Lot on southwest corner of Broadway and Virginia place. 40x(!5 feet, with two-story frame buildings, $9300; lot on the southeast line of City Hall avenue, 25x100 feet, $4*00: lot 57:6x120 feet on the north line of Paee street, between Latuna and Buchanan, with two-story residence, No. 316, with two street frontages, $11,100; 2S11 Green street, south line, west from Baker, with two flats. fctGOO; lots at game place, ranging from |1025 to $1550; lots at the southwest corner of Bu chanan and Chestnut streets, from $700 to 51000; unimproved lots on the south line of Pierce and Scott streets, $075 to $900 each, according to size; lot on southwest corner of Sixteenth and Po'ml streets. :5OxlO.S:6, with two-story frame dwelling. $5000; unimproved lot on the north line of Twenty-second street, between Church and Sanchez. 24x114 feet, for $475; lot on the north line of Nineteenth street, between Guerrero and Dolores, $.'J75; lot on southeast corner of Vermont and Sierra streets. 33:4x100, with frame bulldlns. $0C0; unimproved lot on the northwest line of Mar ket street, between Noe and Castro. 25xl£>. irregular shape, $025; [ot 57:0x158 feet on the ' west line of San Jose avenue, between Twenty 1 fourth and Twenty-fifth streets, with two story residence, $<!5T.0; lot 50x114 feet, with cottage, $1200; lot 25x115:0. feet, on the we*t line of Diamond street, between Twenty-seconil and Twenty-third, $425; lot 25x100 feet on Laidley street, near Harper. $200; lots on the west line of Mission street, between Thirteenth and Fourteenth, 25x100 feet and 25x00 feat, $."1650 to $.'!700 each; also lot at same plao, •Ij<:4x25 feet, with two-story frame dwelling. JSOCO: lot 35x75 feet on the south line o.' Seventeenth street, between Collinxwoo.1 anj Diamond, with one-story frame, • #2050; also lot adjoining, 25x75 ,feet. $l.''»50; lot on the southeast line of Market street, between San chez and Noe. - 15:lCxll(l feet. !j>l&50; lot HfixlOO feet, on the west line of Bryant street, between Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth, with frame dwelling, I2S25; lot 25x105 feet on the west line of Sanchez street, between Day an1 Thirtieth, $5flO ; lot 27:HxS0 feet on the east line of Sanchez street, between Twenty-ninth anilj)ay, $'w; lot 40xllO feet on the ¦ north line of Twenty-fifth street, between Castro and Diamond, $025; lot 30x114 feet on the south line of Duncan street, between Sanchi;s and Noe, $550; lot 25x55 feet and one-story cottage, on the west line of Sanchez street, between Twenty-ninth and Day. JtlOO; lot on the southeast corner of Army and Sanchez streets, 2«ix62 feet. $825: lot 29:4x97:10 feet on the- south line of State . street, between Diamond and Douglass. $265; lot 50»C5 feet, with two frontages, on the Kouth line of .Seven teenth street, near Corbett place, $525; lot lUl:0xl('5 on the southwest corner of Twenty ! second and Castro streets, $4100; lot 48:4x114 i feet on the south line of Duncan street, be tween Church and Sanchez, $1150; lot on the j southeast corner o" Twenty-fifth and Bryant street?. 25xiX) feet. $1770; southeast corner of I Church and Liberty . streets, unimproved two j lots for $1000 .and $»»50 respectively; building I lots on the east line of Sanchez street, be tween Twentieth and Twenty-first, 2S:6xl<X» feet each $280 and $305; southwest corner of Twenty-first and Noe streets, lot 25x80 feet. $1050, and two lots adjoining, $SW> each; lo's on the northwest line of Market street, be tween Sanchez and Noe, $3500 each; lots 25x114 each on the south line of Twentieth street, between Dolores and Church, $1150 and | $1210. Mary Manncring's engagement in "The Stubbornness of Ger.'ldln<.\" the new com edy written especially for her by Clyde Finn, will l»-gin at the Columbia next Monday. The success attained in other cities by this favorite star in Mr. Fitch's pretty and wholesome play has been com plete* and there is every Indication that it will be duplicated in San Francisco. The beauty and talent of Miss Mannerir.g are said never to have been seen to better advantage than in the role of the high spirited, gentle-hearted, typical American girl, which the author has fitted to her personality and powers of humorous and emotional portrayal. She is said to be m^rrounded by a company exceptionally well fitted for the realization of clear-cut characters of present-day social life drawn by the playwright. William H. Crane commenced his .sec ond and last week's engagement at the Columbia Theater last night in the com edy "David Harum." The house was ciowded. The star in the title role, with his quaint wisdom and sound horse sens-e, i:> inimitable and keeps the audience in excellent humor. Columbia. THE hypnotic Mr. Corrigan Is asain at the Grand Opera-house, and last night showed himselt quite at his best in the dual name role of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." The seeker after "creeps" should not miss Emmett Corrisan's performance, the actor realizing Stevenson's strange creation with weird effectiveness. Pos sibly he is more convincing in the grim malignity of the incarnate evil. Mr. Hyde, than in the embodied nobility of Dr. Jekyll. and is here indeed a grotesquely horrible figure. .The changes from ths cakiumed Dr. Jekyll to the green-lit Hyde are managed very ingeniously by the actor, and Ms efforts were productive of wild applause from an admiring gal lery down. Mr. Corrigan again shows himself here a distinctly accomplisheo actor, and those interested in the weird and wonderful, interested in a modern, melodramatic, morality play, will do well to see him here. The Grand Op^ra -house company affords the current star useful support. Herschel Ma-all, in spectacles and general so briety, manages the paternal "my child of the lawyer Utterson quite convincingly as well as the lawyer's other duties. Mr. I'.utk-r, as usual, is sincere and useful In the small part of Rev. Edward Leigh, and Charles Stewart deserves better than the un-Sher!ock Holmes-y role of the police inspector. Miss Stoddard is the Alice Leigh and fills in acceptably. The house was good and the reception of the play amply evidenced that it has not yet staled upon its audiences. Next week Walter E. Perkins, comedian, will begin a starring engage ment of three weeks at this theater in a dramatization of Mary H. Wilklns' story, "Jerome." Principal Parcel Disposed Of Bought by Edgar Peixotto. Mercantile and Bailroad Interests Stand Together. Harriman Thinks /This City- Can Keep Triisport Servicj. Hibernia Realty Brings Good Prices Under the Hammer. Actor Fills Dual Role Cleverly and Audience, at Grand Opera-House Applauds Performance— Orpheum Gives Best of Vaudeville. "Man From Mexico" Begins Its Secondv Week at Alcazar HAVE NO FEAR OF "JIM" HILL BANK HOLDINGS ARE SOLD WELL DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, PORTRAYED BY CORRIGAN, GIVES CREEPS APLENTY THE SAN FBANCISCO CAMi, TUESDAY, MAY 5/ 1903. 5 ADVEBTISEMENTS. fj^jffyjrt£r \» f # _^*^^& $ ¦ " * fik'M j&JSgBr \ c*^* * »\ • * y sKa A prominent Southern lady, Mrs. Blanchard, of Nashville, Tenn., tells how she was cured of backache, dizziness, pain- ful and irregular periods by the use of Lydia E* Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. " Dear Mrs. Pixkham: — Gratitude compels me to acknowledge the great merit of your Vegetable Compound. 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Remember, every woman is cordially invited to -write to Mrs. Pinkham if there is anything about her symptoms she does not understand. Her address is Lynn, Mass., her advice is free and chef»rfT'"''«- "-Irrvn to every ailing/woman "who asks for it. San Francitco, Tuesday, S May, 1903. | Just for to-day, $16.50 : Regular price, $28.50 Here's an offer to gladden the hearts of home makers. Ccmmences this morning^ at 8:30 and eqds at 6 this afternoon. Only one to each purchaser and no phone or mail orders filled. A combination bookcase and writing desk. Built of oak, finished a rich golden color. The book com- partment contains a curved glass door and the mirror above desk is a genuine French bevel plate 12x12 inches. Measures 68 inches high and 40 inches wide. At reg- ular sale the price is 528.50 — for just to-day the special price is Si 6.50. Besides being a useful piece of furniture it is high- ly ornamental. Better come right down this-morning— you may be sorry if you should forget it. (Successors to California Furniture Co.) 957 to 977*Market Street, Opp. Golden Gate Avenue. I Stylish Shape for $1.30 1 ra A dollar and thirty cents is a very low price to pay for a hat— |j n in fact, it's so low that many people imagine they cannot secure a l! y| . You can get a good hat here for $1.30. By good we mean the R N material and workmanship insure satisfactory 'wear. And .' further- §j Eg more you can get the hats in all the prevailing stiff and soft shapes, in B g) the popular colors. It is unusual to be able to secure a stylish block k |y We picture a broad brim Derby, which is now worn to consid- I j K Out-of-town orders filled — write for new catalogue. |! a 718 Market Street f