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VOLUME- C^TTE.— NO. 133.
iiLhu vi rllii-i n oil
1 llElfl Alimmu
Editors Approached With Offers
for Publication of Disguised
Poisoned Articles
Chronicle's "Discovery" of Land
Title May Be Scheme to
Muddle Harbor Question
Th« opposition to the Islais creek im
provement* has canvassed the press of
the state with definite propositions for
the purchase of space for the publica
tion of poisoned news, designed to in
fiuenee the voters of the state against
the improvement of their own property
\u25a0Rithout expense to themselves.
Representatives of the interests that
have brazenly fought San Francisco in
the legislature and at the polls have
gone through the Btreets clinking the
coin of their employers.
Their agents have visited the editors
and managers of newspapers with defi
nite propositions for the purchase of
•advertising" space to be devoted to
matter disguised as "news" in opposi
tion to the project for which the peo
ple of Pan Francisco returned a six to
one vote.
That the opposition to the lelais
creek improvements had attempted to
reach the metropolitan preps has been
an open trade secret for weeks.
Its operations in the interior were
disclosed on Saturday, when the mem
bers of the California press association
were taken around th<* bay. Members
<-•{ the association <"reelv discussftd the
• •ffers made to them* by a representa
tive of the Islais creek opposition and
wiscuss^d quite as freely the obvious
attempts of some of their official hosts
to prevent any discussion of the Islais
rieek project.
Ifnt upon the heels of these dis
rinsur"? mmes th<* Chronicle's "discov
er:" of an alleged « ity title to water
front property far removed from the
Isiais creek project, but "discovered"
In a manner that might *afisy result
in confusing the whols water front
question in the public mind.
At the November general election the
voters of California will be tailed upon
to ratify three San Francisco water
front propositions and a San Diego har
bor bonding proposition. One of the San
Francisco harbor propositions is for
bends in the sum of $1,000,000 to be
used for the acquisition by condemna
tion Of 63 blocks of submerged lands in
the Islais creek district. Ratification of
those bonds will not impose one cent of
tax burden on the people of California.
The bonds are to be a charge upon the
harbor of San Francisco. Their ratifica
tion will make possible the enlargement
of the harbor by 4>2 miles of wharves
and will end for all time the possibility
of private interests owning or controll
ing the finest harbor on the Pacific
The Islais creek proposition has been
ratified by the overwhelming vote of
the people of San Francisco. It has the
unqualified indorsement of the Mer
chants' exchange, chamber of com
merce. Merchants' association and the
the big organizations in the Federated
Harbor Improvement association.- . tltt It
has the unqualified indorsement of
Governor Gillett, of the incumbent and
preceding San Francisco municipal ad
ministrations, of the Commonwealth
club, of organized labor and of the
great civic and commercial organiza
tions of the state. It has the unquali
fied Indorsement and the active co
operation of the great shipping in
It has the opposition of the lumber
Interests and the steam schooner in
terests associated with the lumber
carrying trade, masquerading as the
t-hip owners' association.
Those interests fought the original
submission of the project. They fought
it at the polls two years ago and by a
< ampaign of "made education*' tricked
the commercial organizations of souths
«»rn California into fighting it at the
polls. They fought resubmisslon by the
last legislature and fought it in a
manner that charges of improper use
of money flew thick and fast. Several
legislators took, to cover when an in
vestigation was threatened. The propo
sition was resubniitted.
The opposition has never slept on its
oars. One of the incidents of -the Edi
torial association's bay trip on Satur
day was the disclosure of the efforts
of a representative of the Islais creek
opposition, who represented himself to
the interior editors as a relative .of
Duncan McPherson of Santa Cruz.' Mc-
Pherson made a straight proposition for"
tbe purchase of "advertising space,"
which he purposed to use for matter
hostile to the Islais creek improve
ments and which was to be run in the
Only one of several editors who said
they had been approached could be
reached last night. That was Editor
K-elly of the Palo A!to Times. Kelly
admitted that McPherson had made him
a proposition and that the representa
tive of the Interests had used as an ad
ditional argument the statement that
hjs proposition had been generally ac
cepted by the interior press and -that
he had not been compelled to pay more
than 10 cents, a line. ' •\u25a0• - y .'v *
Yesterday the ' Chronicle discovered
that the city might have sleeping title
to water front lands in China and Cen
tral basins and that in view of this
possible title ' the city might cancel
the Santa Fe's lease, supposed to have
been made by the state, and go Into the
harbor business on its own account.
. In its "educational" disclosures the
Chronicle did- not uncover a jointure. in
that lease by the. city through Mayors
Sutro and Phelan. Such a disclosure
might have resulted from an Inspection
of tbe duplicate in the possession*of the
harbor" commission or upon inquiry di
rected to President Stafford of -the har
bor commission. .*\u25a0\u25a0'-:'\u25a0' \u25a0 i . ".
In terms sufficiently vague 7 to muddle
the whole water front : question, the
Chronicle "disclosed". a transfer/; of
xrater front, title by the state to the
city; of San Franc! sco,' 'an alleged for
getfulneas on the part "of, the city and
a. subsequent transfer, of the same prop
erty by the state to other, parties cither
toy eale.or. under. leasehold.
• What the- Chronicle. carefuJlv, .re-,
trained from disclosing was that -the
W r liat InHuenced the -
Chronicle's 'Discovery ?
!\u25a0 , tbe Clironlcle'a • carefutl.'
timed tlincovery that the cltV dih;
have sleeping tttle to. portion.
of the. San Fra&cfsco Trater fronJ
«he first lesson of- an "edncn
tlonal" caaipaS^rn nsalnst the l*~
Io!» creek Ircprovemrotsf/ •- . .
lias the lumber combine's can
vass for the purchase of "new*"*
ndvoency of a privately con
trolled ivater f rout borne its firsi
froit In the city tliif combine Ik
A (.-rnnd Jury Inquiry Into the
crraft nituetion dlaclotied the. fact
that the Chronicle's campafgrn of
••'cdacatlon".,' In the •matter" 'of
telephone franchise:) was not a
Inhor of love by. several -' thou
sands of dollars. \u25a0 * •
property affected by its "discovery" was
far distant from Islais creek and tljat
if its discovery was all that it pre
tended to be it could result In affecting
no real estate on the front for a period
of 40 years.
"This sort of thing is done to confuse
the public and befogr the issue," said
Senator Dick Welch, who has led the
fight for the improvement at .three ses
sions of the legislature. -;
"This is only a new application of old
tactics." continued Welch. ''This alleged
discovery touching the title of lands
more than half a mile from Islais creek
can affect the Islais creek project. only,
as It may serve to confuse the public
through its generalities. Without any
direct statement the public may be led
to believe that the city has title to
lands which we seek to have condemned
and acquired by the state for. the use of
the people. It might be a good thing if
it should be true that title to the whole
water front was in he city of San Fran
cisco. In that event comparatively in
significant private interests could not
use the votes of the people of the state
against their own interests and to the
undoing of the people of San Francisco.
"The fight from the first has been to
make the people believe that San Fran
cisco sought to burden them with a tax
for the selfish interests of San Fran
The only benefit that can be expected
to flow from a discovery of this kind
is the creation of a popular belief that
San Francisco owns a water front and
that this city Is trying, to grab some
thing at the expense of the state. . The
Islais creek Improvement' is an im
provement of the harbor that should
belong to all the people of the state.
It will cost the state nothing and will
give the state San Francisco property
worth many millions.. The ship owners'
association fighting the project repre
sents not the shipping interest of this
coast, but an insignificant fraction of
those interests identified with the
steam lumber carrying trade."
George L. Center, capitalist, former
supervisor and one of the most earnest
advocates of the Islais creek and other
harbor improvements said last night
that while the "discovery" of the city's
title to lands on China and Central
basins might involve nothing really
new, it was rife with danger for the
harbor bond propositions. Probably
none has a more intimate knowledge
of the development of the San Fran
cisco water front and legislation ' af
fecting It than Center.
"If my memory serves me right,"
said Center, "the state did make the
described transfers -to the city. Those
transfers could in no way affect the
pending bond issues!/ They were of
property entirely remote from Islais
creek. I would be slow to ascribe any
Improper motive to this discovery, but
that it threatens to confuse the public
mind can not be questioned. If the
public understood that there was no
connection between the-China and Cen
tral basin lands and the Islais creek
lands there , would be no" harmful - re
sults. The question is, can they be
made to understand?"
'Vaudeville Also Will Form Part
of Benefit Program
[Special Ditpalch io The Call]
KENTFIELD. Oct. 10.— A benefit
dance and vaudeville show with moving
pictures will be given at Tamalpais
center Saturday by amateur talent from
the smart set of Ross Valley.. Young
men and women have been rehearsing
for a fortnight and the affair promises
to attract many society folk from Marin
county townsjand cities'about the bay.
Mrs. George Kanzee has charge ; of
the moving pictures. Earl Caldwell of
the Hitchcock military academy. .will
render barytone selections and Maurice
McKenzie will sing Scottish songs.
H. S. Foote will .give a character
monologue, Mrs. E. L. Merwinwill sing
and the following, will take part in
other features: Miss Alma! Armstrong,
Miss Medina Merwln, Harry Cramer,
H. S. Foote, the Misses Nivens and
George Nivens. * .
The matter, of arguing .whether., or
not an order of sale shall be made for
the disposal of the properties -of 'the
defunct El Dorado lumber company was
again continued by, • Referee in : . Bank
ruptcy Preft yesterday.',: lt ; : will again
come up Thursday afternoon at 2
o'clock. The continuance was "to ""give
Oscar v Cooper, attorney for the reor
ganization committee of the California
sate deposit and^trust company, which
is the principal 'creditor of the lumber
company, time to secure further infor
mation from prospective buyers in-tKe
east, v •' \u25a0 \u25a0 ' .-'v
We beg to announce tkat ; ouri Sore
will teopen^ednesday, O^b€T^l2th.
-Oh exhibit^ new goo^
. -. yrant Avenue -and Geary. Street--:: /\.
l£nthusiastic Party of v. Eastern
Financiers; Back After View
ing Sacramento Valley
Educational Trip Over Redama
iion Project and Fertile
Fields Is Success '
The bankers, who, as guests of J.S.
and W.S. Kuhn, have been touring the
Facramento valley on a trip of inspec
tion, particularly of the thousands^ of
acres now being reclaimed by. the
Kuhns, reached this city last night
after having been on the : road since
last Friday. ' They. came. into San Fran
cisco expressing the ; wish that the trip
mighty be taken r over "again. Not -a
member "of the party "felt tired and
every member had words of praise for
the state and for the : hospitality, of
the Southern Pacific company and Gen-,
eral Passenger Agent Horsburgh. ,_
It was a trip- of education. Every
man and woman : on the* trip knows
more , today "about northern California
than could be gleaned from 100 text
books. -The members. "of the party al
though all financiers know neaflyras
much about agriculture : as .does the
farmer and yesterday" morning at CWco,
when the United States government In
troduction station was visited, they:dis
covered that. California 'was far, ahead
of theeast in agricultural development.
The special train, which: was desig
nated as the Kuhn. pilgrimage, visited
all of. the Kuhn. projects in Glenn, Co
liisa and Sacramento counties Sunday.
Chico was reached- late- Sunday, night
and s the train was parked, just below
the depot there. The party arose early
in the morning yesterday < and -em-'
barked in automobiles . f or : a visit to
the factory of the Diamond match, com
pany, and the government station. ,-
Ralph Van Vachten, vice president of
the Continental commercial national
bank of Chicago, again gave evidence
of his farming knowledge, and through
him the experiments "of transplanting
and grafting of plants were explained
to the members of the party. Experi
ments will soon be started in the east,
the women of the; party taking many
of the rare. bulbs. A visit-was* also
made to .the ranch of the late General
\u25a0Bidwell, and it was with much diffi
culty -that the members of the party
were induced to come to San Francisco.
A short. stop was made at Marysville
and a stop/of a half hour at Roseville,
where the ' party' inspected . the pre
cooling and icing plant of ' the Pacific
fruit express company. !There they
walked from the hot sun' into the large
icing room, where the temperature was
found to be several degrees below zero.
At Sacramento George Peltier," a banker
of that city, and John C. Stone of the
Southern Pacific company met the party
arid whisked them through the town
and over the state capitol grounds In
automobiles. .
After the special pulled out of Sac
ramento the male portion of the party
gathered in - the dampest compartment
of the observation buffet car and unan
imously passed a resolution declaring
James Horsburgh Jr., general passen
ger agent of the Southefti Pacific, to
be the best booster, for California, not
excluding Los Angeles boosters. A
memorial was drafted to Horcburgh
and the Southern Pacific passenger de
partment, and today it will be pre
sented to Horsburgh with much cere
mony, as an appreciation of the hard
work and of his untiring efforts to
show the bankers California. ' , •
, A similar vote of appreciation was
also tendered to ,A.' B. MacCaughey,
western manager for J. S. : & W. S.
.Kuhn, but MacCaughey declined,- ask
ing that, all the thanks be given to
the railroad and its officials. The
members of the, party are registered
at the St. Francis and Palace hotels.
Locust Avenue Store Robbed of
G obds Worth $1 ,040
Henry Jacobs, who' conducts a milli
nery store at 134 Locust avenue, reported
to. the police yesterday that some one
had entered his place of business late
Sunday night and carried away silks,
plumes and millinery valued. at $1,0,40.
The robbers entered* by .removing; a
pane of glass iin a .window, at- the rear
of the store. . •; ....-\u25a0\u25a0.. ,''\u25a0....,..: _'\u25a0:-\u25a0
Other complaints registered with the
police were as follows. ?• - -
M. Kawaban.- 1394 Halght street,
robbediof, s9o; Henry Nltsche.'-Twenty.
third and Folsom streets,- robbed of $34
by burglars : W. G. • Smith, \u25a0* 40 Prospect
avenue, robbed of two Bear/rings and
his hat and coat while f sleeping in a
lot at Turk and Mason streets; Lowell
A: Ducker," 7 Liberty street/ had his
pocket picked of gold watch.
Mrs. Mary ' E. Meredith Dies at
. Daughter's; Home :
Mrs. Mary E. Meredith/ who. crossed
the plains- froml'.Ohlo and : settled at
Smartsville, Yuba county, in 1854, died
at the home of her v daughter,, Mrs. Mary
Canniff, 405 ICble .street,- early ,yester
day morning. She- was; 67 years old.
Besides Mrs. : Canniff, Mrs. Meredith ; is
survived , by two'sons,- Dr.* G. H.lMerc'
dith and Policeman E.W. Meredith. The
body ' will : be : taken to \ Smartsville * this
afterhoon'and the funeral services ;wjll
be held there tomorrow.:; Mrs.'Meredith
wai oneVof the V best \u25a0;, known pioneer
women'of Yuba', county,? as she lived at
Smaftsville"from"lSs4 until a year ago,
when-shQ ' came ;to San.' Francisco.- to
reside with her rdaughter. : .
; Vice Presidentof;
Columbus; Day
Warrants 'Secured on ; Charges
. : of Failure to Provide ;
Four, wives -/applied ' the",. police
courts; yesterday for warrants against
their respective husbands for failure ;to
provide and , neglect of minor children."*
. Mrs., Margaret Behringer, ; 4604 -San
Bruno avenue, charged John L. Behrin
ger with failure to provide. = • :
Mrs. Catherine Sinclair,; 1018 .'Ellis
street,' demanded the arrestiof John-E.
Sinclair for omitting -to provide for a
minor child: ' ' r ;^. '^ ; . r
Mrs. Annie 5c0by.1632 Florida'street,
made the same complaint against John
J. ; Scoby, and ; ilrs.:; Amanda 'Ruedrlck,
146 Clementina street, accused Ernest
R. Ruedrick of abandonment.
Itodrequez. - a. recent arrival in ; the city,.; re
ported to the. police yesterday that he was fceld
".up by three men. » beaten and robbed of $]00
S early Sunday mornlnp at. the. corner of Jarkson
and Montgomery streets. . ' :m.-\
186 Storage Piands^Vere
Not Dumped in the Bay
But Almost Given! Away to the Need^
Poor arid Deserving
For; a *faw weeks! past this "paper
made an open declaration that. a, lot of
good! pianos may. bedumped in the bay,
because ever>- since; the great . earth-
quake and during the recent panic hun-
dreds of .people who . have bteen j<on .the
wild 'goose chase ;and needing money
very j i badly- pawned .and -stored -their
pianos at Whitehead's ~ Piano -Storage
'Company, • 1426-2?^ ." Market. v street, until
their* <storage^j f .warerooms . - arer^'over-
crowded with -hundreds of good' pianos.
Somethin g \u25a0 like .. 186 shave .been . distrib-
uted among -the poor, needy. -and de-
serving, -who - paid-the /small storage,
taxes, v interest and on,- these
pianos and took them; away,- in place of
Jumping- them •in ithe ;.bay.*;''Now. -> In
looking through the warerooms 79 more
good pianos have ibsen; segregated.iand
placed.ion^sale -at--' Whitehead's; Piano
Storage.. Wareroom 'I ton be
to pay storage, interest; .taxes; and ad-
vances. ' -These pianos "have been legally
and lawfully advertised in?all the daily
papers; until; now, the -,f our," year -limita-
tion, .according to law.'has-.expirediand
offered for sale to pay the *: storage.^in-
terest, .taxes and 'advances, as low jas
$19.75,: and a car- of ! new highi grade
\u25a02££i Public \u25a0 Auction
Are now -closing Abut, : their,^entire f stocky of i marvelous^, Kiir v and
Rus3;to the highest bidder. i r ;Yrou" : may have;read- in itheipapers howjniariy of
the . fur\ dealers of .this. 'City,, signed a petition to have .this :sal«> -discontinued
—and evon, appealed to v the -author! tics for,' the "purpose; of i: stifling compe-
tition.- 'But.in^this-.city; justice 'can. be, secured by, 'alll who seek it,' and> for
the . next " few?f ew? days ;.you *;have fan : : - that 'will j -'• probably \u25a0. never
occur again. \, ; r- *\u25a0*;"' ;^ ' 7fv? ..'".'* \u25a0•>.. :';\u25a0•-.."\u25a0\u25a0:' v.'v '..' '•.:-.'. I .> -;\u25a0;\u25a0 v-c'.;-^.'-' -.- .: .
i.; v This \u25a0•stock - comprises miladies' f Fur./ Garments ,in *' Mink, r Lynx,' Squirrel,
RussianJPdny, Oppssum,.Eersian^Lamb,-Errnine. Fox i(Wh'ite— Black), Sable,
Sealskin. :\ I/adies'. and- Gentlemen's .Fur and Fur Lined : Coats, \Neck : Pieces,
Muffs,' 1 etc. i .\u25a0'\u25a0'; =;'\u25a0/>;?'\u25a0'.••» : i''\-' i: .\ \u25a0-:*' -,-'."'\u25a0 ; --.' : " '\u25a0v'"'- v/'-'-'y^ \u25a0">'"\u25a0 ; j '*'\u25a0"- '•'• ."• ,
""> rMOUATED. RUGS- AND.- ROBES as foUow?:.. North' Siberia -Polar Bear,
Royal Bengal; Manehuria^and" Caucasian! TiKer. 11 S.lberian: Grizzly ."and 1 " Silver
.Tipped ,-Bear, . Russian, -Wolf,.: Leopard, Lion; Fox. '. .' Also , a, : full? line i of -;Auto-
mobile \u25a0 Robes. V v^v ? " f4 .':',*' :3l - \u25a0 \\u25a0'-'\u25a0-'-/.\u25a0:.:-A\ \u25a0'-' \u25a0-'-/.\u25a0:.: -A \u25a0,-\u25a0 ''\u25a0/•-;•.• \u25a0;-..•:\u25a0 \: :;. •;,\u25a0.; wv
i : \ AUCTIONS EVERY sDAV 2 I*.\ Mi AND 8 P.M.
':'. \u25a0 ; lEVERYTHING.^»IUST--AND;.WIIii;;"BB:SOIiD
B.^ EviBASSFORD, of *Weli:*&*BaiiHifordj '';AWcitloneer.^^KAß^-'&TnBICH^'MsT^
it'siSelteir plian MeiKe<eley
Cure for Sporty Husbands
WnUi ' HP% WiS aH ikJtf^
Parade to Be a Feature of • the
Observance of Columbiis ~
Day Tomorrow '
Concerts in> Public Squares,!
Fireworks and Ball Also v>
on the Program :
'X The Italian colony of this city • has'
completed 'arrangements .for the .cele
bration of .^Columbus ' day 4 tomorrow .by
on 'ah extensive scale.
There -will be : a^ parade., literary, exer
cises, a ball,' a concert arid, fireworks. •"-.
'The committee -that' has - attended to
the details is" ; composed: of :.--. \ .
v- Arnold : Calegaria,-, president ;\u25a0- Lonls '. Gninasso,
vice president::: James -Fugazl..- treasurer; S.: B.
Fngazl.v secretary.".- anf>'J;' B.t-Barnala, assistant
secretary, with Salvatore,Luciano Rocca. resident
Italian consul general, and Dr.- T.' S W. B. Leland
chairman of the parade committee and Lieutenant
Oliter D.". Flaharan assistant. ...
. "The , following. 'is' the' program that
has been ; adopted: ,\u25a0 v*
I - First division— Mounted-poliee^grand.marshal,
Carlo California Malatl: chief of 'staff. A. Cogli
andro: . aide,"' C.-Marzo: chief of-aides. Joseph
A'alente; float, marshal. Dr.* Henry .Brusco: United
States military, band, four . companies of United
States ! army infantrj^ League of- the Cross band.
League of the Cross cadets; carriages. Mayor P.
H.- McCarthy ; and" city, officials:-, foreign '^consuls,
distinguished; Fiie3t9.<' the '•press, Clreolo -Dagli
Itallana. -.Vlttoria Colonna club.: Mazzinl circle.'
Reglna Marguerite ' club. Italian -chamber of com
merce, Italian school. Italian relief, society, Ital
ian ;~ benevolent . society, \ Garibaldi drum corps/
Garibaldi guard society, I» Sbarcodei Mille a;
Marsala of Sacramento. -Garibaldi guard- No.' 60
of •*. Sacramento.-'Spanish- mutual benevolent -so
ciety; \u25a0 float, -Coluiabus-'. before Queen Isabella;
queen. Miss M. Maf flgo.'--. ".-.-• " \u25a0
Second dlvisloa— Marshal." Paul Majelo::band.
firemen and .'apparatus. Fishermen's mutual benev
olent 'society," American outing club. Emlllana
mutual J benevolent -society. -Meridlonale ) mutual
benevolent /society. General G.- la :Masa . mutual
benevolent society, I^aPledraontese mutual benev
olentsoclety;-float; Columbus' Slim.i;
.Third » division— Elvin chapter. U..- A. O. D.;
Galileo grove; U.A." 0.D.; Alpinl grove, Ui-A.
O." D.; Aurora grove, U.'. A.- O/ D.:;Volta- grove,
U. : 'A. O. D.; float. Landing of Columbus. . ' '
Fourth- division — Marshal. J. Bafflco; aldes/J.
Franco,- J.'CureQ; band, scavengers'- protective
union; float,' queen "and 47 maids: Socleta Carabl
nlerl Reali. Societa Dante of Martinez. Societa
Duca dl Abruzzi of San Jose; Corte Mazzinl. A.
0.F.: bootblacks' 'union. \u25a0"\u25a0 £ " \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0-.\u25a0 "\u25a0>'\u25a0 '\u25a0"-
Fifth division— Marshal," G.'Cassassa;. band:
float, chrysanthemum: California chrysanthemum
clnb, Societa OperaU: Itallana. Latin carpeuters'
club,; Pride .of the, BeacU club, committees . from
various societies. - . • . ". '.. > .
t"The parade, will start ) from '- Garibaldi
halli in Broadway between Kearny and
Montgomery streets, at 10' a.-m.". and
the following is the line of march: l "
\u25a0 Broadway ' to' Montgomery avenue; Grant ave
nue. Filbert street; Montgomery avenue, Stockton
street. - Broadway, -Mi>utgomery avenue, Mnntgom-.
cry -street. Market street to Eighth opposite city
ball, then countermarch Market. Kearny. 'Mont
gomery avenue to. Washington square.'; . '- .
"The literary 'exercises: will be. in. the
Washington Square -/theater, and; .will
consist of patriotic English and Italian
music, vocal and instrumental; an ;ad
dressin" English by' Walter de Martini,
address in Italian ---b/ Ettore Patrizi,
addresses; by^~ Mayor ..McCarthy; the
Itallian consul general and Alfred Ron
covieri. \u25a0 ".
N In the evening there will .be' fire
works In Union square, a concert In
the Washington Square theater and a
ball in Garibaldi hall. -
THIBE TO HOLD SMOKEB.—Saklraa tribe No.'
210. Improved Order of Red Men. will \u0084-hold
a powwow. \u25a0" entertainment nnrt smoker in the
banquet hall of the« Red Men's 'building for its
\u25a0 members and friends this eTenlng. . .- „
?550- pianos (placed on sale by a firm
.who. needs money),. not over $275. Time
payments sor 10 per cent off ' for cash-,
and'-a lot-of good square pianos^— well,
any -old 1 price— and r a lot 1 of standard
uprights., from $50 to, $99.50. - Every
piano guaranteed. < '-""-.'>\u25a0\u25a0 - " .-\u25a0•'.-.• ; -
The< ; followingi are some -of the as-
toundinglowiprices' offered for sale to
pay storage,- interest, -taxes an«l ad-
vances.^ All,- 1 can- be. seen- at "White-
head's v Piano Storage, :,' Wa rerooms,
1426-28 Market, street: (near iVan-Ness
avenye). San Francisco, -and all are in
stock at this date. ' \u25a0No fake,- which is
the only ;legal » licansed;piano .storage
warerooms . selling * storage pianos >in
San Francisco; doingf'business under a
city license and heavy bonds: > %
Nuris"."&^co.-v.".;W.*^:. ..;.;./;:.•. .$19^75
A. three • leg grand piano /. .'. ".'.'. . .21 ; 50
L.uther &.C6. :. ..v.. ; ; :... ...... 1 22:50
Fine 'Howe- .^.V.:^ : ; . ':: ...... ... 33.25
Large Col lard upright. '. . ... .'. V. . 42 . 50
Small Weber upright ........ 51 .25
Gillman j upright. . -'.... . . .'.'.;. . . . . "55.50
Small Fischer upright:. .*. .".-. . . . . '59."50
Genuine ;Sohmer,-upright}; . '.':': ". : -97.20
A dandy. Fischer upright, 1 genuine "99 iotf
;'Andvdozens ;o£?others;i*- >;\u25a0':'\u25a0_ '-;- .';, , '
I -'The Great "r\ . > \u25a0 '-Mky% ' "-\u25a0-' '" ' '* Xt '" Al^Bt«for. :
I GlestmhGe Sale I
or Art Goods
g commenced yesterday morning and will cease when every |j
Jj novelty on v our third floor is "sold. SL
i We were trerhendously delighted with the attendance jj :
ij yesterday — all who came were equally delighted with the a
i bargains. Those who could not be waited on yesterday |
\u25a0 will do far better today— we were ourselves taken by |
H surprise. For today we have provided still additional help. |
B " There will be less confusion and better opportunities g
g to select. * 3
I ror Lnnstmas Vjitts I
I Now is the opportune time to buy Christinas gifts. 1
i Here are a few illustrations of why- you should do '4
1 . ' your . Christmas shopping here today. 1
§ EMBROIDERED PILLOW TOPS— S6, $7.50, $9 and ;
I $12 values ; clearance price, $3.50.
I CANDLE SHADES — Regular 50c, 75c, $1 and $1.25;
I clearance -prices, 25c, 35c, 50c and 60c.
I BRASS JARDINIERES— Worth $7.50, $10, $14 andslB;
I (•( • clearance pfices,-$3.75, $5.25, $7' ahd r 59.50.
I BRASS CANDLE STICKS-Is 2, $2.50, $3 and $3.75 qual-
1 ities; clearance prices, $i:iO, $1.35, $1.65 and $1.90. *
I STAMPED LINEN SQUARES— Regular prices, $1.50 |
i and $1.75; clearance prices, 48c and 53c. p
1 STAMPED CUSHION TOPS— 4Oc and 75c grades;
n * clearance prices, 19c and 25c. • 9
i 35c, 50c and 60c values; clearance prices, 6 l-4c, 13c, %
g \u0084 PINE, Were *60c; clearance price, 15c |
a • description at a fraction 'of .their worth.* - ;-* h
g And there are thousands, of other appropriate Birth- «
i • day and Christmas gifts, too numerous to* mention. v
I A ltl V •N 1 Ik R i
I Ail Art Goods Must I
I Be Closed Out 1
g 'D. Samuels has decided to' devote the entire third §
1 floor to several new departments, details of which will |j
I be announced later, and in consequence is compelled to jp
H discontinue this section of novelties. ||
1 Over 10,000 individual reductions have been made §
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1 -Everything in the Department, I
I Without a Single Exception, |
1 Tremendously Reduced 1
I Real BafSfains
I Used Pianos 1
9 \u25a0 Our floors are crowded , with used upright and granii'
H' pianos of nearly every make and description. of them
Hi;are' almost new,, and practically all have come to us in ex-
3 change for -the • wondeVful Angelus player-pianos or the most-
B" perfect of all pianos, the \Mason- & Hamlin. These used
a-pianos have been placed on sale at the prices allowed for them
l.Uh. exchange, and considering^ their quality, they are the best lot
\u25a0 of money-saving bargains ever shown on our floors. These are
B\good.pian6s-7-pianosthat hayea lifetirne-of good, honest service
\u25a0i;in them;. pianos^that in tone, action, design and finish are up*
Eto the minute, and, best of aH, that" are low enough in price to
1; enable any bne.to'buy. Each will have our guarantee, be tuned
\u25a0•;free for. one; year, and may be exchanged at any time .within
\u25a07 three; years at full -purchase price.. Easy payments.
g ,J.& C. Fischer, excellent condition; $150; 2 Kohler & Chase, nearly
H 'new, f J9s"and $215; a beautiful "Wellington, $195; a Xehlen, almost new.
H**s32s; Kimball Grand, splendid 'condition, $365; Irers & Pond, splendid
H^ upright; 's22s; a beautiful Ludwlg,. s29o; three Hobart & Cable, $290;
m j Wheelock, almost new, $245; Kranicir, & Bach, $255; Knabe, ' splendid
]Jm I ; b'argaih, .' $2SO ;\ Price & iTeeple, $235 ; iE m ers on- A nsrel us placer-piano.
\u25a0 r.llttle'used," with .loo rolls music.' ;Hardman Autotone, originally
\u25a0 is9oo,^,with bench- and --50- rolls music, : $550. .. ... Uj. .
H There are many others at prices ranging from^slso up. See
K'tliem "and select your piano. ; Easy /
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