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Paulhan Soars Aloftjn Bipjane
in Hazardous Aerial
Journey ;1
Will Attempt to Make New Rec
ord Today if Weather
. .- • i
<<n past the grandstand, and the full j
mobh shed a Houd to see the appaii- j
To the north he sped and then off
toward the northwest hillsT* The spec
tators knew that Paulhan was seeing
the sunset in the Pacific and the chain
of mountain lakes of the Spring valley
and wonderful sights and phenomena,
which were lost to those* in the fielde.
The biplane became a gossamer, etched
lightly on ths front of a sullen cloud, I
which at that moment was pelting San j
Francisco with hailstones. !
Then Paulhan passed out of sight,
into the mystery of the sunset.
Soon lie rame back and glided with
the swiftness and ease and intangibil
ity of a benevolent witch, bestride a
broomstick, south across the sunset
plow. It is not a pretty figure of
speech, but the Farman machine, sil
houetted across the twilight, with its
pointed ascending plane and its spread
ing tail, looked like a skeletonized flsh.
Makes Successful Landing
Paulhan made another wide turn and
ram" down directly in front of the
"Oh, you skeptic: Where are you
now?" shouted some one in'the old bet
tins ring.
There was no response of "Here.
P&ulh&n'a friends and associates,
knowing best the terrible conditions
of the uppor air against whicli he had
to contend -on that flight, crowded
around him.
•I did it for the people of San Fran
cisco." he cried. "I did not want them
disappointed again."
"Hut we .were afraid you could not
make it!" they said.
"Yes, the knife was at my % throat all
th" time." the intrepid aviator replied.
Yesterday was the first day of the
real aviation meet at Tanforan. The
morning opoiyed with fickte sunshine
that tantalized more than-- promised a
pooO aviation day, grew into a noon
that had its rain squalls and an after
noon that was irritated with a stiff
nort lnvest wind that swept, cold and
piercing, over the Tanforan field.
But «=-ven while the wind was up,
Paulhan. too proud to disappoint San
Franciscans on a second day, ordered
his biff but fragile looklfTg machine
into the infield of the old Tanforan
track. There were about 5.000 people
In the stands, whicli were decked with j
French and American colors. It was
then 3:15 o'clock. The band played
the Marseillaise march, aud .the crowd,
men and women, shivered .deeper into
the warmtli of their heavy overcoats
:md furs, and took a new interest in 1
the science of aviation. ' .
Nine Aviation Feats
Then followed at Intervals during
the next two hours nine feats of avia
tion.. It would not do to call them all
flights. Many of them were exagger
ated jump?.
The fifth try was a flight. That was
made at 4:25 o'clock from the north
end of the field, starting with the wind.
That trip was made down the field.
He turned 100 feet in the air when near
the eucalyptus, and* the spectators had
the thrill of seeing this wide white
bird with its human burden careen des
perately in the air like a gull on a
turn, dip 30 degrees out of plumb and
then ri^ht iteelf with satisfying ce
lerlty on the stretch again.
Then there came a cheer from the
stnnds and the people in the field/Paul
lian had been in the air^a minute and
had flown probably half a mile.
There was a long wait before the
mxt flight was made.' But on the fol
lowing trip he went higher and farther.
Eveepiog wide over the stables south
of the grandstand, and bringing ex
clamations of apprehension even from
his assistants when the wings dipped
!ow from the perpendicular.
Tiien foTlowod two shorter flights
from *>nd to end of the field, and Paul-
I'an was in position for his event of
the day.
Then some one gratuitously blun
noro<i. An announcement was made In
the grandstand that the flights for the
day were over. Thousands left the
stands and the field. And so they either
missed the grand flight of the day or
saw it in fragments from the car win
dows of their homeward bound trains.
The threatening weather and the dis
appointment of Sunday kept yester
day's crowd down to about 5,000 peo
ple. Most of them came In the early
afternoon, after the newspapers had
posted bulletins that Paulhan thought
lie oouJd fly. But the stand was com
fortably filled and the fence line was
Prominent Men Attend
Among the distinguished personages
m ho witnessed the aviation was Bishop
Dennis O'Connell of the Roman Catho
lic archdiocese of San Francisco. Prof
Richard J. Montgomery of Santa Clara
college, a famous student, experimenter
and authority on aviation, was at the
field and for the first time in hlg life
saw his scientific dream realized
The usual activity of Sheriff Bob
Chatham's equestrian deputies enter
tained the crowd during "the greater
portion of the day.
Paulhan arrived at noon and con
ferred with Masson and Miscarol and
inspected his machine.
"I will positively fly today." he said
"unless there is a change for the worse
in the weather."
About 2 o'clock the last touches were
put to the Farman. The Bleriot mono
plane, which .Is not a heavy weather
machine, was not touched.
J. Cowen Hulbert. a sales agent for
Hie Farman company, worked over the
engine of the biplane testing the cylin
ders before the trials.
Felix Santellier. president of the 14th
of July committee of the local French
t colony, and Mmc, Santellier arrived at
the shed early in the day and Paulhan
explained to Ihem the. Intricacies of
Jhe machine. Mme. Paulhan was not
on the grounds.
SALT LAKE, Utah. 'jan. 24.—Paul
han and his company of aviators will
be in Salt Lake City January 29 .and. 3o.
If "the atmospheric conditions are fa
vorable flights will be made on both
days probably, from the fair grounds;
Nr : gotiationj« to this end have been con-:
• eluded between the Commercial club
and the a!r mariners.
All of the railroads entering '* Salt
To Core a Cold In One Da/
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
Druggists refund money if ft fails. . E..W.
Grove's signature on box. 25c. ! •
Daring 'Birdman' Writes Record of Success
Against Glowing Sunset Sky \
San Francisco has seen a man fly.
The spectacle was witnessed at sun
set 1 last night, by a throng that, had
waited through two days .of wind
and rain with" unequaled patience
f for this unequaled sight. The.unan
imous opinion was- that patience
never reaped a fatter fee. :
After two hours of brief, .wobbly,
transits in a wind whichi according
to Prof. J. J. Montgomery, our- own
aeronautical authority, shrieked a
sure call to suicide, the gale relent/
r-d, diminished to a zephyr, and the.,
peerless Paulhan.' ready and: wait
ing, seized -his opportunity upon the
instant. ' He sat in' the seat of an
engine driven" box kite with a tait : —
•they call It a Farman biplane —
which had moved from a shed to the
infield of Tanforan racetrack upon
its small Ujicycle wheels. The motor
was started and the propeller, re
sembling a double ended*canoe pad
dle, began to churn the air like an
electric fan. Paulhan gripped a
lever In either hand and commanded
his mechanicians to release their
hold upon the dancing tail. The
machine ran along the ground 'ex
actly like an eagle- does after
spreading Its wings. A. hundred
yards of this and the rudder planes
swung downward. Eagle-like the
machine with the man in it quitted
the ground and skimmed the air In
an ascending parabola at terrific
The aviator made his turn above
a fringe of trees at the ' southern
end of the field and came back,
climbing higher and higher. First
the treetops could be seen- beneath
him, then the hilltops, and at last
he swept along in glorious flight
outlined against nothing but the
open sky. As he Bailed over . the
throng he seemed lifted upon a wave
of cheers of wordless wonder. He
left the field and soared northward
through a gray vault.,whose tapes
try hangings were 'clouds. When
the strange bird appeared no larger
tUun a mallard at long range the
aviator — he must have been above
Colma at the time — swung to the
w.estward and then to the. south
ward ,and came down the line of
the hills that border the sea.
The weather god, propitiated gt
last, had cleared^the^ western sky of
clouds and the setting .sun had
plated it with gold. Across this
burnished page the flying man wrote
the story of his triumph. The writ
ing faded as fast as it was made,
but every man who saw will bear
.witness as long as he lives. Paul
han made his turn, seemingly in an
angle of the' peaks, swept eastward
and northward and landed^ with a
hissing of wings, just as a swan
swoops down upon the river, within
a stone's throw of j tfi*e spot' from
which he had left the earth.
The flight of miles had taken but
eight minutes.- Paulhan leaped out
of the machine, acknowledged the
shouting crowd with a wave v of his
hand, and trotted to the paddock
shed where the crowd could not fol
low. He was greeted ,by Professor
Montgomery, who had said that /the
flight was worth a Journey around
the world to see, and a moment later
I had the honor of grasping his
hand. There was a barely percep
tible smile upon the great aviator's
face. There was but one man in all
that , crowd who showed not the
faintest trance of excitement. . The
man was Paulban. He looked Into
the eyes of men ready to give Mm
anything In their posse'sslon as a
slight mark of ,' their homage and
voiced his demand. *. He asked for a
Out of the forgotten years the
voice of- a popular^ San Francisco
novelist — the voice" of Archibald
Ciav«ring Gunter— <ame to the
dumfounded multitude at Tanfo
ran track to whisper -A. phrase with
which the multitude might vent an
emotion, it had never felt before
upon the man who had inspired it.
Long ago Archie Gunter coined the
explosive phrase when he came to
entitle a volume recount! ng_the ad
ventures of a marvelous French de
tective who followed unerringly the
covered trails of a mystery., .Yes
terday's throng found no tenser ex
clamation as it watched a Parisian
aviator follow at will the uncharted,
invisible, appalling avenues of the
upper air.
"That Frenchman!" The forceful,
involuntary tribute -attempted
nothing Of analysis. Yet it con
tained a primitive fullness of mean
ing that no flowing sentence could
convey. Back of the phrase lay a
depth and breadth of feeling which
ho chain of syllables might measure.
For the first time San Francisco
caw a man. fly and the significance
of the thing could be translated Into
no words that would not deform it.
There was nothing sufficient unto
the spectacle except its*lf . " v
Paulhan attempted no very high
flight yesterday.* The winds were
leagued against.lt. Some said-he
soared .300 feet abovfe the ground ;
some said 600. It matters not.. The
"marvel was proved in the first min
ute of the flight. The hope of ages
had been achieved when' Paulhan.
with no gasbag to cancel hlsweight,
shot, up hlgh^rthan.earthbound^man
can leap'and chose his own' time-. for'
coming down.
Lake will announce excursion rates for
the event.
Particular interest attaches to the
proposed fnghts here 'because of the
altitude, the starting point ; ibeing ; four
flfths of a mile. above the level of the
sea. and the sustaining^ power of .tlyi
atmospheredlmlniiffled in- proportion. I
LOS AXBELES, Jan. 24.— When Louis
Paulhan was atjthe zenith of his career
as ; star.: of - the aviation* meeting? the
Cercle*-Coquelli\,Jof ,' which"! the V wealth-' 1
lest^«ihd most; influential , French : resi
dents .- are members, ? planned a' banquet
at? which the "birdman" : was i to; : have.
been, the^ guest of honor." -. He 3 failed to
appear,- however* and wtheDcercle ex
presses- its .displeasure at the "snub in
\u25a0 "There is an insuperable^law: of;
gravity .which draw's ' all material,
objects within; the,' earth's sphere of
attraction to the ground and holds
them there," declared ' Sir Isaac New- -\u25a0'
-ton. He struck the apple 'from'- its
limb and it dropped into r the dust:,.
Its fall startled a^ lark; : which'.-left^
the ground and flew 'up toward^ the
stars. But Sir IsaaVs * eyes " were
, glued - to~ Ills' : preclo4&\ applet 'Louis
/Paulhan looked up in tlnie^to see the ,
1 bird, and yesterday- he,- too, went up \u25a0
the winding course, to, Jhe'cloudk
There is a natural law *of gravity,
but even the*blind maa who begged
alms at^Tanforan gate -yejsterday
cantell youithat it isjnsyperable no
longerr '>'\u25a0\u25a0 '. ' •\u0084 ; ' :*,
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If God hid the secret of flight in a
bird's wing, he* I^. the thirst; to
solve the secretln man!s heart. "Oh.
that I had wings like a bird!" cried
the psalmist^David. "'Even \ Jn his .
day the wish was a mere quotation/,
The. v will 'to fly! is older, .'probably,
than language— lt .is as old as the
race. Ip that- inexplicable stated
called sleep, when the body loses its
material, weightiness "and remem
brance of the limitations that keep
U groveling, men. \have , always
flown. C>id' you not dream jit; and •
dream^it long before the days .of
Farman, Wright or Maxim? As Paul
han left the ; ground yesterday .at
sunset the throng*broke* into a very .
scream of cheers more exulting than
any other sound I ever heard. Men :
saw. their. dreams coming true. From
its outset they recognized 'the thing
which generations, of ridicule had
made them believe, they never would
see done - except by the angels of/
heaven. ' .-'\u25a0•\u25a0\u25a0-^ -\X^
But that • Frenchman! He' flew '
with an insouciance, 'with a galete '
de coeur that gave the lie <o air the
difficulties and all^ the perils of his
flight. He himself is the most dar
ing, the most romantic, perhaps also
the most_fortunate, of the 12 men"
who he gays know how to fly. He
has flown higher than any of the
others have flown, and his laugh has
floated down from the clouds. Edison •
says the flying machine is not yet
a success because flight is still one
quarter man and only three-quarters
machine. Paulhan draws hard at his
cigarette and says Edison has. mis
judged. Machine^and man-are half,
and half, says he. The thousands
who watched Paulhan yesterday as
he challenged a gale that rocked the
ferry boats, was tossed by it and at
last sailed the air in spite of It, were
sure that Paulhan is too modest—
were convinced that flying-, ..under
such conditions 'at least,' is full
three-quarter§ man.
It is-hard to determine, the point
at which 'man and machine merge,
because the machine, .too; ' seems
possessed of life. It quivers, it
sings, it sweeps up and along, and
these characteristics bespeak vital
ity; This biplane bird, hatched by'
Henri Farman, on wjjich Paulhan
traversed the open sky, ia naught
but skin and bones. Of flesh and
blood it carries not an ounce or a
gill. It looks trained'to a fineness
that is absolute. The refinement of
its mechanism is such that the^snip
ping of a single piano wire would
put it out of commission. It is so .
frail that it could be utterly demol
ished by a 7. year old'boy with a
hatchet. Its bones are thin* strips '
of polished ewe or ash.* Its skin is
oiled silk. Its heart," more wonder
ful in driving power than Its rhuman
prototype, is a marvelous. thumping'
motor that is lashed upon! Its back. •
- Now here is tlfe crux- and joy of
yesterday's exhibition-- what one
man has done, sooner: or later any
man may do.. Today Paulhan; flies.
In the figurative tomorrow. YOU will
fly — withsafer wings than his. And
soon thereafter v will come a machine
to enable "even r fat men like me to \
"forswear jthe slavery that has
chained _. their, footsteps -to the
ground. Listen itofthe'humming of
Paulhan's propeller. 4 lt sings a ; song
in a universal Esperanto that men of
every nation understand- The bur
den and inspiration of that song is
"Come on up; the "atmosphere is \u25a0
fine.":. You go ,to Tanforan , disbe
lieving the statement^ of i'men who
spent a week or. more at Los An
cles watching; . the [ - birdmen— the
statement that they are eager to fly.'
The biplane is trundled out and you
swear you will never risk your life
upon a thing- so. f rail." i You. watch it
fly. you note the perfect control, you ' :
catch tfte voice of the propeller and
you come home with that cheerful
song of in yi tat ion si n king deep and \u25a0
deeper ..Into your .heart " - You are ?
inoculated— in the end \ you may ex- \
pect to yield to the germ. . Natural •
/"timidity is not rated as an;adequate'
antitoxin , It is;said thegerm'will
> have overcome' that i by ; the" time: a ""•
machine ia' perfected, for the ;ama
teur. Louis Paulhan 'has carried up
many passengers," 'and/ 11.' Paulhan
says he has never. carried one who
failed, to' lose the [last vestige \u25a0 of his -
fright; the moment he tasted "the"
strangely reaisurlng.:\sweetne"ss *of \u25a0:
the upper -air. - : ; ' . , .
llow does it feel. to fly? In reply
to that.questlbn M. Paulhan ih'a's thie ;
to say: ;."C'est sans^aucune doute la
plus -jrrande sensation dv monde,','. and
\u25a0 in plain' San,. Francisco*; that mean's :
»'\u25a0•; "Beyond any doubtitis'the. great-. ;
,est> sensation in^tlie .'World.""' : ' '; ;
a. letter'.appearihg today ' in a local
French weeklypaper.,' ' - •
I The , letter, is couched : in , satirical lan
guage.- \u25a0 It r calls 'Paulhan^ "the • birdlet
capricious," and; concludesV/,7. -, .\u25a0'~/'
• C;^You -are : ; a*; great "aviator,. M.-Paul
han> and '.a. chamingsgoodvvfeilbw.Vbut
continuez,'-'.\which, freely.; rendered,' re
solves'itself, in to; the' popular.'phrase'vof
"beatit." \u25a0 . -bC& : : ; ".-. .\u25a0-",-/ •,'\u25a0 \u25a0
Aviation' Meet ; Declared Off
[Special Dispaickiio The Call] * i .:•
V^SANTA^ BARBARAQ4Jart.;i24:— The
aviation' Ameet|announeed£for£the'V first
week • of In; this "cityj has > gone
up :Jn-; the ; alr.'j dissatisfaction iwithf the
contract, ; signed i-by' .the ? aviators ~;: being
givent by !• the ' promoters \ as', the 'reason.
BTJIT £ DISMISSED^-DMiver.^ V'Jan' 24.— Federal
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land cotifplraer ease ngalnst I-e^vis M.";llunißey,
V St. -Louis \u25a0•millionaire. .--*. \u25a0\u25a0' -v .-._•\u25a0 ••: •\u25a0: : \u25a0•-.-•;._ -. .
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Threatening •; Weather v Makes'
Crowd Smaller Than Pre
ceding Day
Many Leave Before Paulhan
Starts i \on Great Cross
! Country Flight
- Threatening weather conditions ye'sv ']
terday, morning prevented a repetition!
of such a rush ; 'to the Tanforan avia-.j
'tlon-fiHeJd as thaVof Sunday", and it was!
well toward 2 o'ciock before the grand- j
stand, field -."and" course began to fill. V |
. .-The crowd- was not as great as that>i
which made \u25a0 the trip in Sunday's storm; j
and not more than 5,000 persons. Tvit-.j
nessed the flights -cinadl by. Paulhan j
during the latter, part.of- the afternoon, j
Many, who had made the tr*|p' by auto- ;
mobile Sunday- would n>ot dare • the ]
roads again, and.,practlcally the entire j
throng was. handled by the Southern j
Pacific and United Railroads.' Special i
services, was maintained, as on Sunday, |
andin preparation for the influx of the
morning crowds new platforms- had
.been built overnight at the terminus, j
and gravel had been heaped ;
into the worst mudholesi ..; \"-y :; !
Guard lines about the track, amphi- :
theater and old paddock were kept
with far less trouble than on \ the first
day of the meet; and no friction devel
oped from the handling of the crowds.
Following the appearance of . the ma-,
chine on the field,' however, .the ranks
of spectators swarmed across. the track
and from time to time the mounted
deputy sheriffs were, forced to charge
the groups,- driving them back to thef
fences of the track. v , '
(CROWD IS ORDERLY^ s ; ) ~ r
The crowd was quiet, orderly and
good humored. Alternately hopes rose
and fell, just as the sun shone, or
clouds^obscured the sky. It was noon
when Paulhan reached' the field and
tlyough there was a Klrlzzle in the air
at that time and not a patch of blue in
the sky the wind had dropped and
Paulhan's first statement was a prom-,
ise to • fly before the afternoon was
over unless conditions should change
decidedly for the worse.
The band was the. only thing to keep
interest alive until 3 o'clock and there
was very little thrill in- its music for
a crowd bent upon watching the first
flights ever made by a heavier than air
machine in the central part of Califoiv
nla. Paulhan's message flew from lip
to lip, however, and the crowd waited
in patience. • ' /
\u25a0;•'. lt was shortly after 3 o'clock when
the -last .prop -was taken out <\u25a0 from un
der the^'roof of- the paddock shed and
the big Farman biplane, of which hun
dreds of: the spectators had not pre
viously caught so much as a glimpse,
was-wheeled into view and drawn out
to the center oosf s the track inclosure by
Paulhan's .mechanicians and assistants.
The crowd cheered ..wildly when the
aeroplane- first came Into view and
again when-it became evident the
daring aviator was abou^ to ascend. , ,
j Many eyes wafched the several. small
fire balloons _which were sent up to test
the strength and direction of the wind,
and many; wise ones shook, their hea"hs
when two; of > these : miniature • aircraft
were caught in eddies of the wind, cap
sized and burned. Again the crowd be
came pessimistic regarding any suc
cessful aeroplane flight when 'a captive
gas balloon belonging' to, a local pho
tographer broke from the hold of sev
eral men who were attempting to move
it across the field and was thrashed
into ribbons on the posts and spikes of
the fence surrounding the field.
Paulhan, already oeated in the driv
ing seat of his biplane at the south ex
tremity of the field, watched these In
cidents closely and turned his eyes
again and again toward/ the clouds.
The onlookers had almost decided that
the attempt must be given up when the
buzz of the motor of the aeroplane
caused _a general, gasp. of., surprise.- A
minute~more and Paulhan was in the
air.. .:;\u25a0•-,."..\u25a0 ' ,"--- .\u25a0 * \ .-'.-,
Prom the moment of the first -test,
when the machine skimmed gracefuHy
over the field a few feet above the
earth, the interest did not abate.; Time
after time the aviator was cheered- and
applauded, and at the conclusion of his
final flight was given a prolonged ova
tion, n \u0084; ; -\u25a0 "\u25a0; :
: Lack of careful management was re
sponsible for \u25a0\u25a0 an announcement^, that
cent hundreds away after the- first -few
trials without waiting for the last spec
tacular flight. An announcer, supplied
with "a megaphone, ; shouted * to ;^ the
amphitheater that -no, further .trials
would be made \u25a0 and that the | program
for the afternoon was at an end. Many
left without waiting to see whether
; Paulhan' would again attempt .to-as
cend,, anxious only to secure transpor
tation accommodations. [-This "first rush
to the trains had hardly ceased -when
'Paulhan made his final rush across the
field and arose for his long flight. ..
•The ovation accorded:*, the daring
Frenchman at the. conclusion of his'ex
hibitlon was spontaneous. '-v,Th"d v guards
were forced to fight !;tho throng; awayf
from . him ;as .-.> he "walked \u25a0 toward ', his
dressing* quarters, ;. and . meni fought \u25a0 for
an opportunity to shake his; hand.."*
"It was! " Monsieur Paulhan" earlier in
the day.; ..;_';
/ It was "Oh, you'Louls," when'the aft
ernoon- was .over. '\u25a0'.',' . / '• ' !
./Paulhan. had; made good his promises
and won a new host of admirers..
. Without Overloading the Stomnch
"The businessman, especially, needs
food in the morning that .will -not over-
load, the . stomach, but give "mental
vigor for the'day.
-•: Much . depends* on tire start* a- man
gets^ each ; day, as ; to :\u25a0 how j he ., may ex-
pect* to : accomplish;,the. work, on hand/
He can't be alert- with a 1a 1 heavy." fried
meat:'and potatoes -breakfast 'requiring
a lot of, vital energy , in digesting 'it. :
v A' Calif., businessman tried to . find
some >food < combination \that .would not
•overload } the stomach', lh ; ; the \u25a0. morning,'
• buts, that .. would produce; energy.',
*\u25a0 He \u25a0.writes::^ > ' ." -,
! "For years ' I .was ':: unable to • flnd V a
!' breakfast/. food i ;that ,} . had v 4 ' nutrition
I 'enough 11 ; to; sustain a ; businessman , wit h-
i'outirjpverloadlngihis stomach; causing
: indigestion land f ailments. \u25a0 i *£•
; - ~f ''Being- a very busy and - also i a very;
I nervous /manT -'I "decided f to 'give -;up
breakfastr altogether. But -.luckily I
iWasj; induced to try Grape-Nuts.
"Since; that morning :I": I" have' been ; a
• new. man ;!can'.work without ' ; tiring," my
"head is j clear "and my nerves strong,
'.and*, quiet... <• ]. \u25a0'»£• , "s^^^^^^HSjß
•' '"I find;-four teaspoonfuls of Grape-
; Nuts,-' 1 with J one _ of ' ; su gar and : a * small
\u25a0quantityjof 'cold; niilk,; make a; delicious
\u25a0morning .! meal, 1 'which '; invigorates '-'i me
'for,:theiday^sibusiness.'V - - \u25a0\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0: \u25a0\u25a0".''.\u25a0
:Readithe •.llttle"i:book. "The -Road^ to'
;:Wellville,'.:; in pkgsS "There's iai reason.''
V ; Ever 7*cad. the /above ' letter f;\u25a0 \ , new
' t one . npprnr.M \ from, time - to' time. ';' They
are Vrnninr, true, 'and *- full* of - human
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Have You IRheumatism,Kiclriey,l-river
or Bladder Trouble?
To Prove \yhat. Swamp-Root, the Great kidney, Liver
'and Bladder Remedy, will do for YOU, all our
Readers May Have a Sample Bottle Sent Free by Mail.
, or dull ache in the back ia evl- sometimes the , heart acts badly, rheu-
dence of kidney trouble. •It is nature's matism. bloating, lack of ambition, may
.timely warning to show you that the be lo3s ot flesh ' sallow complexion,
track of, health, is not clear. Prevalency of Kidney Disease.
. Danger Signals. Most people do not realize the alarm-
T . tl _ ~~ , , , I , , ing: increase and remarkable preva-
mlr* /I da "X e F signals are unheeded , k , dn dlge \ se . whlle kld ney
«•«* serlou f 1 . r ' siu "" fo»ow; Bnghfs dlsorders are the most common dls-
SdnVv't w h f T f ° rm ea«e» that prevail, they are almost the
kidney trouble, may steal upon you. — i ast \u25a0 reeo snl«ed by patient and physl-
««J«m -mIW- and {Immediate. -effect- of , h " nmmU^ Bt ent them.elve-
Snrt -^"Jh ° t; a B t kldnev - ,» ye , r Tvlth doctoring the effect., while the
It .» H, t^ r ir, y> f 5 S °,°. n realize . d - original dl.ea.e constantly undermines
It stands the highest for Its remark- th J t
able curative effect in the most dls- ""'\u25a0\u25a0 s > swin -.
tressing cases. %If you need a medicine, A Trial Will Convince Any One.
you should have the best. In taking Swamp-Root you afford
T t> 1 • • natural help to Nature, for Swamp-
Back. Root j s a gentle healing vegetable
jLame back is only one of many symp- compound — a physician's prescription
toms of .kidney trouble. Other symp- for a specific disease.
Toms showing that you need Swamp- ' If you are already convinced that
Root are, being obliged to pass water Swamp-Root is what you need, you can
often during the day and to get up purchase the regular fifty-cent and one
many times during the night. dollar size bottles at all the drug
rff. r,*,U.v. \u25a0~t *v m jj stores. Don't make any mistake, but
Catarrh of the Bladder. remember the name. Dr. Kilmer's
Inability. to hold urine, smarting In Swamp-Root, and the address, Bing-
passing, uric acid, headache, dizziness, hamton. N. V., which you will find on
indigestion, sleeplessness, nervousness, I every bottle.
SAMPLE BOTTLE FREE— To prove the wonderful merits of Swamp-
Root you maY have a sample bottle and a book of valuable information, both
sent absolutely free by mail. The book contains many of the thousands of
letters received from men and women who found Swamp-Root to be just the
remedy "they needed; .The value and success of Swam^-Root is so well known
that our readers are advised to .send for a sample bottle. - Address. Dr. Kilmer
& Co., Binghamton, N.* Y. Be sure to • say you read this generous, offer in
TII2 San Francisco Daily Call. The genuineness of this offer is' guaranteed^,
rpHEmosi sensational offerings of the January
'\u25a0*\u25a0 Clearance sale today. Purther and still more
drastic price-cutting on -many lines of the most sea-
sonable and desirable merchandise. Every item in
this announcement is at or near actual cost. Many
are much below cost.
Eiderdown Robes Child's French Dresses
Ladies' all-wool, rippled eider- Dainty little nainsook and lawn
down robes— various styles— dresses, for 2W 4 years, pro-
Sizes 34 to 44. Were $5.21 and embroideries; values. to $3.50;
Special . today tft» %-. C s^Jet^tly mussed in g\ t\
and while quan- Jj\ | *^ windows and counter fiSC"
* tity lasts ..;... *f*Wo m *a«^ displays; today for... ~
Ladies' Blanket Robes Child's Reefer Coats
Newest Jacquard designs— square § ff y les that were up to $4 50 each;.
, \u25a0 \u25a0•-•.. .. • \ ;\u25a0- 1 tt fine serges with silk collar and
neck or with mat pointed collar- cuffs an 8 d emblem on sleeves; a
cut full length and width— all limited number; slightly soiled
sizes. Were gp g\ flj in display; to gH •", ff>%
lodf :^^?!,:*2.9D|4^^..^^P 1 .DO
Ladies' Flannel Robes Sale Women's Hose
Excellent material in pretty Per- Here's a value indeed. A good
sian designs, trimmed with satin quality fast black stocking, with
in contrasting shades— in all" the lace ankle, that any woman would
most, wanted colorings— all sizes, snap up as a bargain at 25c the
•Were $4.00. ' gt* #^ pair; all sizes on Tues*- « £f
-^ \u0084:...:;s?«3p: ;$?«3p *v!;...;;:'.-,,,,. 15c
- Every Girl's Woolen Dress in Stock
Small lots-of each style and size of girls' dresses in fine serges and
Panamas, 'prettily trimmed with silk pipings, braids and gilt buttons-
Small lots of each style and. size of girls' dresses' in fine serges and
brown— all sizes, 6 to 14 years. in the lot. Values up to $15.00 —
Girls' Galatea Dresses Handkerchiefs, 4c Each
Best galatea^ in variety of pretty About 2,000. ladies'^ 12}^c cross-
patterns and colorings — high neck bar linen handkerchiefs, that were
and long sleeves, very full skirts— used in the racqnt . holiday dis-
. pearl buttons— sizes 6 to 14. Our plays . and "therefore mussed," ajre
J $2.25 values. 1 \ (h | 1 r offered today at the A,
vToday".'.. ... r »h I-I i 3 arnazin g P«ce, 4C
:; .............. *r •-•' ,^_. each ...... .....:... .^^
/Ladies' Flannel Gowns f 25c Hair Nets, 5c
/Handsome .full-sized. .Daisy flan- Made,of real hair. .Good, fine nets,
nel gowns, cream or .white, \ with' one yard- long, in__ assortment of
:\u25a0"< silk - embroidered *; yokes, all sizes, shades— -always 25c regularly— on \
-that "were $1:75; ' *f» ''"-fiDk Tuesday, • while V quantity- g.
opS of today's jk H IJaj iast>. / mMssm£)C'
. extra" specials,' at T. 7t^: — ; each .....'. .....:... *^
-yWeelcly -'Call; $I, per Year--
|l|||m Turban Coil.
W&-- E°pfr e
W^^^it'^^^^^ (Fasii/oaaWr)
The illustration herewith shows
the style and the coiffure arranged
over the frame. Xote how cleverly
it simulates luxurious tresses — soft-
ness, fullness— It Is so natural to.
appearance - that It can not be de-
tected. This* lB the very latest eon-
celt worn In London and Paris, and
is being; introduced by 3. Stroxyniki
Co.. of course. Vary light and airy,
covered with hair, and far superior
to anything ever devised — that's
why It is so popular. The Turban
Braid used in arranging this coif-
fure Is formed of short braids. We
have a large stock in all shades and
textures and can match your hair
The Turban Bra>d Pin is all the
rage. We have exclusive designs.
Only . experts employed m oar many de-
Hair Syaisr. Srettiae, Shampooing. Xiat-
carinc, Facial and Scalp Treatment.
Opposite Union Square
(EHtabllshetf i«C2>
¥ Dyspepsia is not always
£ due to over-eating. A perfectly
healthy person digests toll the stom-
ach can hold even when insuffi-
ciently masticated if; the nervous
energy is unimpaired. Hence, lack of
nerve energy causes indigestion. The
sane way to cure it is to restore the
nerves to normal action and control
The Sorest Nerre Mender •'
. will do the work of restoration perf ectly.
«f COCEXis a pertectlybalaVeed combi-
nation of the six most potent nerve build-
art and repairers known to medical sci-
ence. These remedies, separately or in
different combinations, axe prescribed by
•very nerve specialist, but COCEX ia th«
only pretcri ption which includes them a U.
in such form and proportion thateach in*
rredient performs its fall part in effect-
ing a cure.
Erery serre sufferer should r-«d our free book
\u25a0ThtStreaooui Life"— sent for the uktas by
Taa Chickuaw Chemical Co.. Memphis. Tsna.
Money Refunded if COCEX f aOa. *?
Price . tI. CO per box. Order by mail if
inconvenient to call. Sold by
The Owl Drug Co. \u25a0tores, 16th aad
Mission. 77S Market st.. 710 Uarket •£\u0084
9*3 Kearny at., Pbelan bids.. Post sc
and Grant ar.
Offlce Phon« . I Residence Phoa*
Market 301 Weil IC9S
9 to 5 p. m. | 7 to 9 p. m.
Real Estate and Insurance
Announces special, arter thea-
« ter supper service and musical
program In the
Each Evening
PosltlTely the finest location la th» city. 300
rooms and battis. Bates: 91.30 per day and «p»
G. C. LABM. Maaager.
Reduced . Bates:
73c Dar. Week. 512.50 MnatS.
PROPOSALS for Blact ,I'otrder'. Elwctric Bloe-
printins ni:ichln>>. Vertical Ftre Tube Boiler",
Horizontal Tension Carriage. Iill<«r Whi»eN. Rub-
ber Belting. ValT««. Pipe Fittlns*. Machinist's
Taps, l'ipe Cnttins and Tbreadinst Mact(in«».
Steel Filing Cabinet*, etc. Seated proposals will
be recelTMl at the office of th* Oneral Purchas-
ing Officer. Isthmian ("anal Commission. Wash-
ington. D. C. until 10:30 a. m.. February 4.
1910. at trtilrh time tin-y will be opened In pub-
lic, for furnishing: the above mentioned article*.
Blanks and gi-ncral information relating to this
circular <Xo. 55fi> may be obtatnett from this of-
fice or the offices of the Assistant Purchasing
, .\Bent.«. Statp street. New York city: 33 Na-
tional Realty hullilinc. New Orleans. La., and
10SC North Point street. San . Francisco. Cat.:
also from the V. S*. Engineer Office* In the
following cities: Seattle. Wash.: Ln« 'Aagele*.
Cal.: Baltimore. Mil.: Philadelphia. Pa.: Pitts-
burg. Pa.; Boston. Mass.: Buffalo. N. T.: Clere-
land. Ohio: Cincinnati. Ohio-.. Chicago. III.: Sf.
Louis. Mo.: Detroit. Mich.; Milwau.ee. Wis.; St.
| Paul. Minn.; Chattanooga. Term.; LoqlstHl*. .
Ky.: Mobile. Ala., and . OalTeston. Tex.: Com>
I mercial Club. Kansas City. Mo.: Chamber of r
Commerce. Quinry, 111., and Chamber of Com-
merce and Board of Trade. Tacoma. Wash. F.
C BOGGB. • Captain, , Corps of Engineers. V. 8.
A.. General Purchasing Officer.
The Gall's
Branch Offices
Subscriptions and advertise-
ments will be received ia
San Francisco a^ following
offices: . , '
Oven until 10 o'clock every ntgfeft
Blake's Bazs«r
Parent's Stationery Stor*
Tremayne'a Branch
Christian's Branch
Jackson's • Branch
Halliday*9 Stationery Stor»
International Stationery Stor*
ldaai" Bazaar. . Tel. Mission 2333
- - Incrim Brothers
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