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fy^AYOR-PRESIDENT H. A. LANDES of Cohesion, in
a letter cxplcming ihat'dfy's system of government by com
mizszon, pronounces it ideal and produces facts and figures shoving
the Texas municipality's rapid strides from- bankruptcy to wealth
since the. tidal Verve disaster in 1900."
L . • V
City Government by Commission
the Salvation of Galveston
Once Bankrupt Texan City Now Ruled Ideally
With Politic and Graft Eliminated
Much Interest attaches to a letter
received yesterday from H. A. Landes.
rs-avcr-prtsldent of the city of Galves
ton. Texas. In reply to a request from
Rufus P. Jennings for Information as
to the eSciency cf the lorn of govern
ment put into effect after the disaster
of 1K»&. The letter, which tells of the
rapid strides nrade by Galveston In Its
inunfcipal development, follows:
"GsJveetcn. Texas, June 10. 1807."
"Rufus P. Jennings. San Francisco.
Cal. — Dear Sir: I- ana in receipt of yours
asking a brief history of the cause for
the change In oar city government and
its effect since it went into operation.
"The eld plan of our municipal gov
en::rent consisted cf a mayor and • 12
aldermen, each of . Uxe aldermen, being
a representative of one of the 12 wards
in our city, but for five years beginning
!n IS9O our city courcll consisted of a
mayor and 26 s.:derrnen. one. from eac'l
of the 12 wards and four from the city
at larj-e. - \u25a0 %£,-.'-
"Each adtalnlstratlon , of our city
forerr-Deat., contained some of '. our
very best citizens.' but this class were
always In the minority, hence "the finan
cial condition of our city kept grad
ually growing from bad to' worse,
caused by extravagance, ucbtislness
!ik«? r=ettods end graft.
"Our city's current expenses «
ceeied..her receipts earls, jrear. a.cd "this
<iescieacy was net by the issue and
tale of bonds to the extent that for the
r^riod between 1?76 ar.d ISS7 bends to
the anoint of 12.550.000 had been Is
sued, for which the city had received
r.o benefit ' In the way of public im
provements, except a few strips of di
lapidated wooden block pavements.
"This unfortunate condition of af
fairs continued to exist until car gTeat
calamity in ISO©; after which the city
ef Galveston found herself face to face
with Caanc!al bankruptcy if she could
cot revolutionize and place herself
upon a business basin, and it was under
such forced aad unfortunate conditions*
rs then prefSTleU that a committee of
our citizens from the very b«st legal
and business element conceived the
Idea of city government by commission,
and at «-cc rvent actively ,; to work,
framing a new. charter based upon a
commission plan us the leading fea
ture. Application was mace to>" the
It pislaiure then in session to annul the
o!<i charter and gr-ai:t the new one as
applied for, corrir-letely changing the
form of our city g-overcinent. espe
cially in the election of its offlcers and
the details of its grovc-nmeut. This
great change was opposed by certain
of our citizens as be!ng an Innovation
on the established rules of many years'
standing, and this opposition was even
carried to our state capitol and the
Jegielature asked to defeat the move:
hut tbat body vas with the people, as
't knew ard realized our helpless con
dition, and the bill passed April 19,
coMMissror.'cns appointed
"The charter as granted placed our
city government in the hands of five
commissioners, three of "whom were to
be appointed by the governor and two
selected bj- the people. The object of
ti.ls was to eiiminate politics, with all
of its kindred evils, from our city goc
ernment. believing the governor would
appoint only ca.pa.tse, eSclent and hon
est men. and, with a majority of that
material In the board, would certainly
insure us a good government; and.
££-am. good and efflclent men would
accept appointment, when they would
not enter Into a political scramble for
an ofice. and to that extent It would
be the office seeking the man, and not
the man the oSce. X
""Our charter called for -one commis
sioner, to be known as mayor-presi
dent, whose duty It was to overlook
the city as a whole, and commissioners
of finaace and revenue, water works
arid sewerage, police and fire and
streets, public property and electric
"With each of these four important
branches of arms of the city govern
ment efficiently, honestly and economi
cally administered, we believed the
perplexing problem of municipal gov
ernment was satisfactorily solved.
"The next difficulty confronting our
citizens was to find five good and re
liable men. -who, each in his own way<
were particularly adapted the posi
tions to be filled, as 2. man 'who would
be a good • commissioner of fire " and
police would not make a good one for
Snance and revenue, and so through the
whole list.
"Our city was very fortunate in find-
Ing five men who were especially fitted
for the positions named in the char
ter and getting their consent to "serve.
The g-overrror appointed three from the
number Selected and th« remaining
two were elected by a good majority
at the municipal election; and about
September 16, 1901." the newly ' appoint
ed and elected" commissioners 1 took over
the city government. The old -charter
having expired upon -the qualification
of the n«w officers, the- old board, in
cluding mayor and aldermen, together
with all their. appointees and. employes,
ceased their '.' connection \wlth_. our city
government.' The'city then passed un
der control of the following offlcers:
"TVin!am~T. "Austin, mayor-? resident:
I. H. Ke^nspner, - commissioner of " rev
enue and.-Snarice; H-CLange. commis
sioner of water .works, and sewerage;
A. P. Somoan, commissioner of police
and Sre: V. E. Austin, coisnlssioner ol
streets, electric lights and public prop
-The fcorunlssjoiaer; of. each" depart
ment, befng held responsible for re
sults In 'his particular *daty. was al
levred to isasne.' subject" to ; the approval
of the board, all "heads of departments
ar.d employes. The city government
was completed by th* appointment and
confirmation by the board of 4.he ; fol
lowing:. . - \u25a0'/\u25a0" \u25a0 '\u25a0-\u25a0 _,-•
"C. F. y J. Artz, city secretary: J. Z.
H sJcott, city attorney: T. J. Groce, city i
treasurer; C TV. Truebeart, city health
I-livEician: A. Furrier, city auditor;, A.
Huston, city, assessor and collector; C I
A- £:as. city engineer: iL H-. Royston,
city recorder; A- S. Drewery. superin
tendent water works and sewerage; J. ]
T. Rowan, chief of police department;
J. H. Oernand. chief of fire department, j
**In the appointnsprit of thete officers. !
«2ieiencv and hone*ty wrere alone eozi
cl<!eretJ: political infiuencev which had
theretofore been an Important factor in,
such appointments, had lost its effect.
""On taking charge, the commission ;
government found-, an empty -treasury,
the city without credit, employes paid ;
in script, which wais subjectto a large
discount for caia. and I a floating In
debtedness running 1 back for; several i
years. The -personnel of the . commls- j
eion. together with the heads of de
partments, Inspired confidence, and the ,
c'ty was soon put on a cash < ba^ls, its j
credit restored so that It coald go ia i
the open market and buy supplies on the
same terms and prices as our best mer
chants .or wealthiest citizens, and the
outstanding script was being taken up
with our surplus cash as it'accumu
lated in our treasury. '
"The result of the commission form
of government met the expectation of
its most ardent: friends, and was the
pride of every patriotic 'and civic lov
ing citizen. Every detail had worked
without any" friction or hitch until a
drayman was arrested and . fined $10
by our recorder- for violating, a sanl-'
tary ordinance. The case was appealed
to the criminal district court, upon the
ground that our^rhole city government
was unconstitutional, hence the re
corder had no authority whatever to
impose a fine. The ground for this ac
tion was that a majority of our com
mission being appointive, the citizen
was deprived of the right of ballot
guaranteed him by the constitution.
The criminal district court affirmed the
verdict of the recorder, but the case
was again appealed to the supreme
criminal court of the state, and to the
great astonishment of our people that
court, by a vote of two to one, pro
nounced our form of government un
constitutional, on the ground that our
citizens had no voice in the selection
of our officers \u25a0who were administering
the government. Later the supreme
civil court iveld that the appointive
feature was constitutional. Thus our
commission was constitutional In civil
matters, but had no police Jurisdiction.
"There was but one thing to be
done and that was to apply to the
legislature then in session and near
ing Its clo^e for a change in our char
ter eliminating the appointive feature,
which was the weak point as decided
by the supreme criminal court. We
regretted to give up this feature of
our charter, because tve believed that
the very best material for our city
government could always -be had by
the appointive clause it contained.
"The emergency required quick ac
tion, and upon application of our
board, joined by our citizens, the seem
ingly part of our char
ter was revoked, the entire elective
feature substituted, and just two days
afterward this act was passed by , both
tranches of the state legislature,
signed by the governor on March 30.
1503. and an election for five com
missioners under the new charter was
"Our city was a^aln fortunate in
getting the consent of the original
five commissioners to run for their re
spective offlces. , and all were elected
by handsome majorities, and our city
Is today under the control of the same
five commissioners and heads of de
partments, with the exception of
Mayor-President Austin, who died In
November. 1905; City Attorney Scott,
who died In January, 1904. and City
Engineer Sias and Secretary Artz.
both of \u25a0whom resigned soon after ap
pointment jto accept . other employ
ments These vacancies for the unex
pired terms were each filled as they
occured as provided for in our char
ter, which also provides that the
term of the commissioners shall be two
years, election to occur on the second
Tuesday In May every two years.
citize.xs are heard
"The meetings of the board are held
every Thursday evening at 6 o'clock,
and, as the utmost harmony prevails,
business -at these meetings Is dis
patched In the same manner as that of
a bank or private corporation. The
city hall is conspicuous by^the absence
of politicians and place hunters, as a
simple request in writing from the
humblest citizen addressed to the board
meets with the same consideration as
would the presence in person or by
attorney of our most influential
"All purchases or contracts amount
ing to 5500 or over are made or
awarded on sealed bids after beln^
duly advertised, and this saves our
city thousands of dollars annually.
"Our cash held for the different sink-
Ing funds is let out subject to call, on
approved' security, to our different
moneyed institutions at 3 per cent in
terest, which is now a source of con
siderable income.
"Our commissioner of finance and j
revenue at the beginning of each fiscal |
year estimates the income and receipts ;
of the year, and our board, sitting as a!
whole^ formulates a budget making,
disposition of our income, first taking
care of- fixed expenses, such as Inter
est and sinking fund on our bonds and
salaries. Each head of a department
furnishes an estimate of fixed ex
penses, and also contemplated per-J
nanent improvements In each par-!
ticular department, care being taken!
that expenditures 3o not exceed re- 1
ceiptE, "and in no case is this budget:
deviated from. All unexpended bal- ;
ances at the end of the year revert j
back to the general fund.
"Our city owns its -water -plant and;
sewerage system, for which it issued !
special bonds, and the income not only
takes care of the interest and sinking
fund of these bonds but" pays a revenue
to the city. It also owns and operates
its electric light plant, for its own use
only, being run In connection" with" the
•water works plant, thus saving a con
siderable cost on lighting, the. city.
"The commission since Its organiza
tion has paid off in settlement of old
claims and made the, following per
manent Improvements:
Octstzndiag script *ad Interest Is
sned-bT prerloo« admiaifctrattas.:.. sl69,934.s2*
QvtsXASHliag ja<2?ißent£ paid sad can- '\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0-\u25a0
celdl ........i. 21.C56.43
Permanent ImprorenHKit, |»Ticg. rock. '
E^eliiaz street*, draiasjre. etc...... 2T9.C35.75
Perxaaarnt improrejaecc \rat*r works, .
£r? <3<-;jartiarnt, John Sesly botpitsl, ~
. city hall, etc ........ ..... .124.040.53
Total SiM.eS3.S3
"Besides this. It has defrayed the
fixed . expenses . of the city government
on a cash basis, even; to paying its ' la
borers weekly in cash, and, without
j borrowing one dollar.: issuing bonds
or increasing the - rate of taxation. aJ r
though ocr ,-i taxable -values were * re
duced .23 per cent by >. the calamity of
1300. The sum 0f , 5594,689.89. was saved;
and paid out" of \u25a0 the i general - revenues ;
after the fixed : running 1 expenses * had
been paid. -
'While our city administration has
accomplished much -(and it' ls attribut
' &ble, perhaps. 1 to our change ., in : form
of government), the ; reform and bene
ficial changes In : our" county govern
ment have been phenomenal, and this I
has been" "accomplished', under the. old j
system, which lis the ' same as : In "every j
county in' the. state."; Our people were i
again . fortunate in getting^ good men .
to 'serve as I commissioners— nien :V ,whoj
were ; honest s and capable.' \ who} at .once'
I set to work . putting ', our county's af - ;
Hundreds to Meet in Denver j
. for Consideration of
Secretary of Interior on
Hand as Roosevelt's
Special Envoy -
DENVER, June I?.— Several hundred j
delegates from" . western states to the I
public lands convention called by A .Gcv- j
ernor Henry A. Bucht el of Colorado, j
under resolutions adopted" by the gen- j
era! assembly of ,' this state, arrived in j
thls_ city today, and an, attendance of !
about 1,000 delegates is expected.^, j
The convention meets \u0084 tomorrow at j
the Broadway theater. Governor Buch- 1
tel will call the convention together and !
briefly outline - Its , objects^; cautioning j
the delegates against the . Injection i of |
politics Into their deliberations. Either ;
United States Senator Thomas H. Carter!
of. Montana or Dr.J. li. .Wilson of ."Wy
oming, president of the national wool
growers' association, willVbe named as j
temporary chairman and -Lieutenant i
Governor Erastus B. Harper of Colorado
is slated for permanent chairman. . |
James R. Garfleld, secretary, of the in- j
terlor, President Roosevelt's special en
voy. to the convention, reached • Denver!
this afternoon. Gifford Pinchot of the !
forestry department- F. > H. Newell of ;
i the reclamation service and : Richard A. |
I Ballinger of the general land -office are j
j also here, prepared to explain'the-plans ;
of the administration if given an oppor- \u25a0
I tunity. In an Interview outlining * the
president's position on the public land
questions Newell said today: „ .'/ ."I"
Tfce presi£ect'B wbole policj is to secure boaa
Ed» RenJement to borne . se«ker?,..pn the pnblic
lin-2. What tbe president wants is to rescl&t?
thi distritatioa of laads so it»v Till be drrided
t non? the peop> who actually desire to make
homes for thwneelTes. . :• - 1/ < - \u0084
He proposes that If the pcblic raajre,ls to 'be
I tfted at ail it eboold be fairly dlviJed aad that
the man who has ICO acres, which Is -his librae
aad his llrelihood. should hare th« same becefits
as the big owner. Brieflx stated, the qnestloa
at i&sue is whether the administration in endear
oring to protect the small homesteader is not
preventing him from securing land Jor *ett!e
1 ment and' beias nsjcst to the larger owners.
I Delegates from Oklahoma: who ar- !
t rived today announced that the Okla- ;
homa delegates, headed by Governor
Frank- Frantz. will support the presi
dent's policy.
fairs on a business basis. They stopped
the le/iks, they Inaugurated system and
method, displacing chaos and confu
sion, soon getting every fund upon Its
proper and cash basis.
"Nor Is this aIL With the aid and
consent of the tax payers and other
friends of our 'city they 'financed and
\ built our splendid seawall — paid for It
in cash as it progressed. That was
one public contract, involving ?1.250,
000, in .which there was not One nickel
in rebates, . commission or graft, . the
', people getting an honest return for
every dollar paid out- So It would ap
pear that the old form of government
iis good enough when placed in the
! hands of efficient, honest and success-
I f ul men. who \u25a0will guard the public in
terests as they "would their, own. -
"The details of our grade raising and
filling ; work '. are under " the supervision
of a grade ".raising l -board, I consisting
of three of our best citizens; who are
appointed %by the \u25a0 governor, and this
board has entire control of that work, 1
except the financing of same, which Is
taken care of by_ our city government,
and all- payments made upon approval
of the grade raising board.
"The appointment by the governor
removes these officers from all politi
cal or other evil Influences, and -in
sures continuance of» the work to com
pletion under the original satisfactory
management. „- :
"Our public school system Is under
the supervision and control of a board
of trustees, elected by -the ; people, and j
all taxes assessed for educational pur- '
poses are collected by the city and j
turned over to our school board for
distribution and maintenance of the
schools. In this particular "branch of;
our government we have "been very!
fortunate, for In Its councils every ob- :
jectlonable feature \u25a0 which might enter i
into its management has been entirely ;
eliminated, and harmony and efficiency
prevail throughout the system. -. : ,i
"Municipal must^ originate'
with the people, but; such I movements
are generality,: delayed until : , forced
upon them by excesses and abuses; and,
whether caused by carelessness, Incoin
petency or graft, the result to the tax
payers \u25a0is : the same. \u25a0\u25a0 - : -' *
"Every civic administration can' have
just as'good government as a majority
of its citizens make an honest and ef
fective effort to have, : and this- can'- be
accomplished only, by each citizen tak
ing _' an', active interest in* seeing that
'none ' but '' good ' and competent: men are
elcetedto oflSce. . Yours truly, 1
"H.:A. LANDES. Mayor; President-" "
f he Wholesttme^
Complies in^eyery respect witK all
Pure ; Food Laws^
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' Formerly Corner Geai^Mid Grant Avenue
"Have -Moved to Their. Permanent Location ' > ;
130 GEARY ST. tet.'&ai\k^. a^
Breakfast-rLunchr-Dinner; a ; la Carte; : : Regular? Dinner" From ;
5 to 8 O'clock $1.00
WE HAVE NO i BRANCH STORES \u0084.'.. . .
Baby . Spends Almost Two
" ;Pays*Wandering in
When Found Little - jOne Is
* / Uninjured {arid 'Wants
to "Ride-Poh^. > '
: BOISE, \u25a0 Idaho^ Jnaei 17^-Toddiin*
| along in •a . i wildernew \u25a0 of v towering
! sagebrush, : y his . throat parched with ? a
\u25a0 thirst of ;4o^ho^rs;~liis^ard7-Uttl«llesß
j torn and \blee4ingr a
the ''l9 '^ months -oldn'«on : of* Lawrence
| Marsh,*; residing' near,^^ CaldweH.%wa«
| found today alive and prattling:, to him
j self 'after, a searchtwhlch, be^as 1 with
the ? child's • disappearance I on } Saturday
I night t and J ln'rwhlch \a l posse of • eeveral
hundred ' meaJWu" employed. - : ' k'T . '"'</\u25a0
Exposed "; td ; . thevblting; winds ; of \two
frosty £ nlgrhtsT; Imperiled i by 5 prowling
coyotes v 'and < badsera/r without : food or
water. i the tiny.' mite of humanity,- with
| dress ibespattered-.with^mud." had _wan
jdered seven' mil c\u25a0 , from} hit home. The
child's ;-: escape 4 from rdeathV or : serious
mishap '; Is ; regarded *as almost«incred
i lble. ;. iHe ?waa .; found? ln iv'the \ heart %of
j the sagebrush, where i the chances were
I many'that the Uttle!form' ; ofth« wan
| derer '.would \ be - entirely .overlooked. '\u25a0_{.'• I
As :Heury- Hansthorne,'ione : !; ofj^the
searchers,' : - led • hi* < horse ; to Lwhere * the
boy ./\u25a0 was stan dlngi% the Ci'littlar fellow
looked up ?- wide":: eyed fat » the ."strange
man "in'' blue-.' flannel £shlrt -and wide
brimmed 'hat: and * then { at jtbe -
- "Pony.bab"y/'ride;i>ony? i *?ithe young- i
ster questioned with] glistening eyes. -
"You bless your/ little,
old •h'ea^t," was thetheartyv response. .
Tenderly "the rough "imanK picked ; the
babe '^up -- In" his . arms ;-jand-'?i galloped
away^to Join' the" other Vsearchers and
convey' the -glad news- to the 1 ; terrified
parents. - Milk in : large 'quantities » had
been carried 1 aloagj by^ the searchers,
many of whom 'were : today ! f arjnore ex
hausted than • the -19 >m6*nths^old
and theflittle fellow wai-glven 'a great
tin , cup filled .to . the ; brim-j {He drank |It
all and then, for probably the first time
since - his wanderings "began," he cried
'or more. , _ ? " - '" - \u25a0
The case of The hoy>~ resembled In
many of Its features .the, recent "disap
pearance of 4 year} old;Horace* Marvin i
In Delaware, although i there is no. sug
gestion here of Kidnaping \u25a0 and ;\u25a0 the
search found a far happier termination.
Mrs. Marsh started ? out -in the sage
brush Saturday I evening ; Just -" before
sundown to round j up ; two . of her- hus
band's horses. Unknown';-* to v her,;* the
child followed and was soon swallowed
up in the prairie ] like; cotintry. Two
hours later the search began. ; All Sat
urday night the neighbors of\the Marsh
family kept to the fields and 7 Monday
morning their numbers | were \ ' aug-.
mented by scores; of .^volunteers"; from
Caldwell and " EmmettSNo [ trace oif the
boy was found until early ; today,': T«rhen
it was reported that > baby
•were seen In the Immediate vicinity of
a badger hole. - " «;
Tosemlte railroad now i open. -- ' Write
O. W. Lehmer.'traf. mgr.,' Merced. Cal.*
;; -; a charge of' robbery
Peter B rannon i and ? Charles • i Nelson
Accused of ."Holding i Up^. and *
Beating Daniel Kennedy
Peter Brannon, a hod; carrier. '\ and
Charles Nelson,: a miner/ were booked
at the city prison by Detectives Regan
and O'Connell on a charge " of - robbery
yesterday.- Shortly before ' 9
Sunday .morning the V; accused ' 'men
knocked down. Daniel Kennedy, who
lives in Brady - street near 'Third, and
took 75: cents from" him. Then they
kicked him and ran away. : \u25a0,*\u25a0 few min
utes later; they were arrested' and posi
tively identified by Kennedy. '
. Oa June. 12 the sarne^- men "knocked
down'and robbed Matthew W. Cregan in
Howard street near Third [ and took $15
from him. Cregan at that time
at 210 Tehama street, but has "gone to
Montana -to \u25a0 live. J Before hls?departure
he reported* the., robbery to police,
giving an accurate description of the
two men. ' . ; '. • .
Joh»nton-Dlenatcs Company
The advertising affeacy . taored to 34 Keiraj
-\u25a0"A damage suit for 120,000: was begun
yesterday, against the United \u25a0 Railroads
by Josephine ,Thieler. and her (husband,
Henry ,. Tbieler- ;V ., Mrs. . Thlelerl . charges
that shewas severely, injured February
28, lSo6,.when a Harrison street car on
which she i was a - passenger, left {f the
track. The -*s"udden^ jar, : - she"^ alleges,
threw her against a, stanchion and crip
pled ' her" so : badly thatj.f or months she
was unable to Twalk-V 7 ''*;•";
'*^J3$WwL 7*^ /:^^l '^K'^^^l Startling reductions on the smartest rnod-
• '.' '^^MtiS^^^^^SS^^ yJftIESS ' c^ s °f g° vv "n s and costumes for dinner, call-
r -i^\^^^ Elxclusive and individual designs, replicas
-;\u25a0\u25a0 " we have decided to close them all out at ex-
* exhibit. Partial deicripticn of some of the
$W.OO Costume of Pink $70.00 Brown Radium $100.00 Marquisette
Crepe de Chine , -Costume Costume
Blouse trimmed 'with valeadennes lace la- W&\»* «^ c « <Jl!f«.^«!"*s£J 1 !f«.^«! "*$£ Wl&' embToldzizd net . mfcr" b«fice. -
' »erbon.:sHort .leeves with 1*« cuff,. Skirt Md ileeyw. \u25a0 k-aAoaely ,• Inmasi' . nude trcmed wjth browa veUdt rjboo aade
WM&^om^^nfi XX r P t;%^ e1 K;^:..535.00 L7>^S c tJbTo
WS§Wmm Empire Dress tw^mon Princess Dress
$45.00 Black Crepe de of KsM-Um radhna boUro. k**a Mads of -^ g^^ djlsoa OT^
Chine Dress ma T * f m j iZT n t •*\u25a0 ***=** '***** u^ -^nd b^ .
* : 'S\ '- V [ *r f 5~ canes lace f , roal \u25a0.« dd * Drt lh V?' M }. TelvelriLboa.FrescHTiJeaaeaae.Uceb-
W& crocbet lace ycke and slort sleeves. tnaned at the bcttaa wi smaU 4^^ yoi- »ad elbow ileeres;
very full plated skirt; reg- COO C/) tucb of, taf eta sili;. regular CA s Vi rt trimmed wi& ia«rtk. a asd dusters
ulars4s. Sale ......... $lC*5\J pnee $7d. Oa 5a1e. ....... .^^* «^V of tsdu; tr^d^r $1 10. tfCC/)/)
$65.00 Pink Radium $85 Messaline Princess Dress »" "S^frwif^'p^-.. n*
Princess Dress UsKt b!ne *"* !ace froat and back - *?- c »{» on Princess Dress
'\u25a0; :; f.- , , * ': , J' with applic^ctd medallions of crocfceled Trimmed \u25a0with baads of messaCae " aad
crocheted lace "C joke -an 1 girdle, *lace also inserted.* Skirt trimmed With crocket lace, also hand embroidered aad
, short sleeves,^ lace trimmed, skirt trimmed small strips of messaline ia chisters aad spacgled trhnratng, short tucked sleeves,
with wide bands at the bot- tf JO Cf\ deep tucks over die. flounce; ffAO Crt very handsome costame; reg- tf/?T CA
torn; regular $65.. On sale.. $?Z.JV reg. price $85. Oa sale. ... .ftTZ. DU olarly $135. On sale. .. .. $01, DU
See the window display. On sale second Soor. A{TlOld's\sc Fine 25C Novelty Pla'ldS \
Sutter street annex. Take elevator. \u25a0 r Diltilt\eS 3120 CfieCflS
r ''.-500^Hy framed picture in gSt and dark fran^. ££ ££$»£ JZJttg^&lZ
Christy and Lubson smijects, also tac-simile water colors "terns only. Sale «,, novelnej. On a p
"in landscapes, marines and still life subjects. These Drice ...073C iJC j
are odd! lots of pictures on whicE we have reduced the - ' iiiiiimi m _ j
jprice for a quick- clearance. They are worth from 15c Batiste and Lawn 35c Dress Limr.S i
25c to $1.50 each. We have divided them into three Assorted style*, beaudfn! 19 «£s«eat colorings, 27 •
lots, priced as follows: colorings and designs, 29: iacha wids: a Tery fash- 1
\u0084.:;. iaches wide. . O|/i _ ionable fabric IQ*
25C tO We Pictures IOC each I, jOn 5a1e...... o>3C[ JR^lar 35c vahe...iyCj
50c to 75c Pictures 29c ezeh r~ = — -r— — j *- * j
VM to $1.50 Pictures 75c each 25c English r Percales: 50c Organdie and |
r -\u25a0---•- — - - \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0--\u25a0*\u25a0-•\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0-\u25a0 \u25a0-v - - : Double fold. lishigrwmds. Batiste _
Wsf:oa Fancy Silks 50c Yard £^§T - -V *?3.^1»5-
;-. T-^ l i -•>--' 7 . »-W -n, r-, • tra values. v-?a . _ the new pattenu; 23 nr-
Extra value in pure striped; tafieta «Ik7^for. waisb and cos- sale.'..!.. :.....I~>C I^- wife. Oa sale' at *DC
tomes. Regular $1.00 silks— specially priced for today at 50c . I .^,.».^.^~.. .—\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0-..^ t - - \u25a0
65c Foulard Silk *7/^ J^^ /' * • ' Marquisette
Pretty pnttern*. flue qaal- M **&"^^^'l{J! Hry ZS Sir &^iV»^S<? M X Plain and fancr Einbrold-
Ity fnncy Foulard Silk — Sale jj-yn iil ( I ,":'J'/iV* ww * !aM^ M^' rrrd Kabrlc^ 6b sale la
SUk Department. \ • .'^tjiStfSßifHSjp \u25a0 \u25a0 _ .— — -\u25a0 Lace Department.
. Do you think you know
all tncre is io those .three
letters;- t-e-a?
/?:»• srsce* re^ca* »so> ircserlljou don't
' like schill:ss * Best »c cay hist
Just: Out and /the
Mpst Pppulaf
The Brass Bowl; L. J: : Vane: sl.2s
The" Mayor's \Vife,- Green.. 1.25
The Slim. Princess: . : . . . . : . . ;i-OO
Half ißogue,' McGrath. ~ ..v 1-25
,The White Cat, Burgess. ... I.2*>
The Port;of;MissingjMeh'.. 1.25
Return; of Ealance, Whitlock 1.25
Fighting Chance, CHambers. 1.25.
Pigs Is Pigs, Parker. 1. . . . . ' -5O
Incubator Baby, Parker:.... \u25a0•\u25a0 -75
; College \u25a0 ChapsV^Nat -Prince . .50
Foolish Finance, Wuertr. ;. ;*.50
Mrs.^ Pigs f of Very Old
?.r; Scratch 1: ...:.;:....: . >25
,White House. Cook : Book.-. . .75
I'VOffice!. Supplies,;- Engraving ; ana
Fine Stationery; a Specialty, v
Parent's Stationery Store
' ' 818 Van Ness Ay.^;'-S I
the; cauforn!^ phomotiom cosimitteeJ
f :> (OrKaiil*^ 1*02) i
PROMOTION: The act of : promotLajf ~td- j
renceaeat; ; EXCOUEAGEME>"T.— Outcry Dle-
tionarj.' <\u25a0,.\u25a0-"\u25a0''.; v ;\u25a0---".;-\u25a0-/'.\u25a0;.., - , \u25a0-, -. : j
v Tbe' Calif oraia' Promotion committee • hai : for
Its object the PEOMOTIXG oi California ja»-«
whole. i-c:>:-v- -' -\u25a0:" \u25a0\u25a0.-\u25a0\u25a0•\u25a0' •\u25a0'\u25a0» \u25a0 \u25a0 '\u25a0 " -'-'\u25a0 ' '\u25a0 --; \u25a0
5-« It tas : nothing . to cell. - . \u25a0\u25a0
'*- Its ' energies . are deroted to--fo»terlcs all tJliass |
that have -tte ADVANCEMENT of California aa !
tieirfofcject." "" ~•* ; '- : ;"- '/.":/'\u25a0 '
...; it i jrhreß s reliable . Infonnatloa. c^i eTery subject j
eomsected/with - the lndastries at California, v !
T4 It : sires ENCOURAGEMENT , to the esU^ask- I
ment ., of i new -" iadestries <* and «ii»Tltes \u25a0 <iesiriJ»le j
. lairalcratlon. \u25a0' ,*T» •'\u25a0-^-^ : \u25a0»' .? '\u25a0;.">. \u25a0-:.'-.-\u25a0.'•- \u25a0 -\u25a0 ' ' I
,-- " It -Is . not an ' empJoyaieat S arency. . althoaeb It |
glTcs t lofonnatlcni rcs^rding s labor ccaditions. .- j
•-•It" presents tte»>FpertnaltSes aßd;Ce««li«.in;aa i
SeMsof ilKistaess and : professional .\u25a0ctlTity. . •:•.
i^The ; comialttee Is '; supported . by .l papolzr:. sub- |
tcriplion * aad . csits ; bo charge 1 1 cr» iay, serrice i
rcideredi-; ; '.. \u25a0-\u25a0\u25a0•"•~" r -'\u25a0\u25a0'.':\u25a0" -..'; i' •\u25a0 •-• • \u25a0'. \u25a0 . ' -''. -r. - \
-jr Affiliated -, with - the • committee are •. 1U) com-"
mereial =' organlxations iof ' the ' state, t wlCj: a ',
DpmborsWpof;oTer»M,OCm. ,
i,- Meetings i are s held ? cemiannaally , fn - dlff erent j
parts \u25a0cf . California, where matters • of ' *tate ' in- !
terests * are ; discassed-'f ----:—.-." • \u25a0; " -:; \u25a0\u25a0•: \u25a0\u25a0
- Hesdqnarters of , the committee are maintain.^
in San Frsacisco •In - California bcUdlns, Valoa \
Market aad Seyeata^sts. " Paoae Market SSI."
A Continued Success
'- OXE MORE 810 WEEK •
Of tbe Merriest of All Mcshral Comedlea
With * a Galaxy of Hoedliners - Direct froa New
York City. . -
;Xo trouble about ' srttlag harae. Aay accsber cf
; coaTeyances froiar la all directions after ereaias
; performances. \u25a0" -\u25a0 " \u25a0• •\u25a0•
!- Special Scaißer. Price* — ZZc. SOr aad TSc.
28 McAllister St. Fhoas .Warket 920
Ia Answer to the Extraordfcsaiy Detaaad .
' lias Cosseted to Give
Three Special Matinees
With 7 tbe . Maahattaa i Compaay '.*£.+
= "By Lao^don Mitchell. ? . .
- Cader Harrts^a Cray ! Fiske's Dlrecttoa. ;
: i MONDAY, JUKE 17. i
TUESDAY, jr>B -IS. v
."\u25a0 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19.
At 3uT<J P. M.
and All Week
;,;Rlchard % MaasSeld"3- Success '
; A Perfect Production ,
Price*— Xlctt. 23c to $l:?Mat±aee.~'£se. S3e. 50c
• Next ;W«k.
\ ixus "sx.V; xeas"-' rri.JMOS.TI. J 1
Absolutely Clas3- "A" iTaeater B-aildiaj. « -
•'; \- ,-" - ; DAJCTTY VArDEVTLIX 1: .-* ,\u25a0; ' -
**Durln:' tte : Ptrf onsaace :".• ST. CiJG2 3SOS. ;
FZHEY.i tbe 'Hsuaaa -Fro?; 3 AS3?I.LAH
BE 05,: <\u25a0 HAVES \u25a0\u25a0; h. JCHXSO3I: FHEDEBJCK
BIIX * S4ITI&ES, Anstrxliaa - Cbampkiß. v aad
TOJorr Beans, Xt t thatnxsg \u25a0 amrgas;
last < week r and ; ?reat ' efgsedy 5 felt of . v ARTHTT&
DTTSX.* ifA'STF: GT.A?:mt-ta" < Tae Mcsseaser
Boy." ' \u25a0 \;:-" t^- - \u25a0-"-.', \u25a0 -. \u25a0 -.y- -- ;- '•
Prlces^Ereclnffs. 10c, 25c. :50c aad^TSc-.-Box
Seats.; 11.00., "Matinees (except Sundays aad
hdlSajs)— loc. 2jc asd SOc" Pbcae West 6000.
ERNEST E. wnwKrT.. Proprietor aad Manager.
Market and Bta sta. Pbon* Market 777. f
Tonight aad Every - >'isht Thl« Week.
Secrets of the Police
' Don't fan to see tbe Tirillias Eeacne Crass the
Sewers of Paris.
Matlaees Saturday! asd Sunday* \u25a0
Prices— l3c.. tsc aad 50c. •
Taa'Xws aad Gror». ." Pbane Market 500.
Ia aggttiaa iredoesdar asd Saturday Mattaeea
This week- aad first 'tsre«'nl£bU of next w«*k
a«d Wec!a«9day Slallsee of next w«S la J. 31. \u25a0
Barries. famooa play.
Comaeacisg TsurstU/ Ereaiaf , Jsae Z!.
LorerJea & Lobetskl.. Pro^rietan aad ' Maaairers.
.THE »-
; . .a,. COMPANX.. V.^* -
; Ia George Bernard Saaw'^Greatect-Coaedy
• ETralng prices — 25e to ttSO. - Martaees — »;
aad" Me. . ' " . . ' : . f-_- . '
Bejtaoias " SVrt Scaday . Matfcaee.
Six eaea weeSday. rala or sil»e.
Bac« coßuaence at l:*0 P- m. thar». .- \-^"
For special tralaa ta*» S. P. rerry. foot a«
Market »t..': at 12 »'etoek; th«r»fu* *»*ey M
mlactea catll l:« »• «- J«» • aw * Jn « ta Ust t^ 3
e*j«." J~' - .' ; ".. " \u25a0j" . \u25a0'\u25a0 \u25a0 ~\ \u25a0
%E«taralai tralas lear« after ftfta aad I*^
race*.- --. AjfHgBnBHMHH '- ' :
PEBCT IT. TBEAT, Secnuxz». , ' .. ' •

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