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hQRAND MIDSUMMER CLEARANCE SALE!-*- CLOAK DEPARTMENT! PRICES HATE BEEN REDUCED FULLY 50 PER CENT in this great de- partment as we have still on hand _ very extensive collection of Cloaks, Wraps, Newmarkets ami Jackets THAT MUSI' HE CLOSED OUT to make room for Fall importations. The following are a few examples or the MARVELOUS BAR- GAINS OFFERED THIS WEEK. LADIES' CLOTH JACKETS. At $2.50. 75 LADIES' JACKETS, In fine Quality of cheviot, in all the new shades, tailor-made, re- duced Irom $5 to $2 50 each. At 53.50. 54 LADIES' JACKETS, in fine quality of broadcloth, in all the new shades, tailor-made and bound with braid, reduced from £7 50 to $350 each. At $5.00. 47 LADIES' JACKETS, in fine quality of cloaking. in all the new shades and style.-, reduced from $10 to So each. At $7.50. 38 LADIES' JACKETS, in fine quality of broadcloth, in black and all the new shades, satin-lined and bound with braid, tailor-made, reduced from $15 to $7 50 each. At $10.00. 32 LADIES' JACKETS, in extra fine quality of French cloaking, in black and all the new shades, satin-lined and handsomely braided, reduced from $20 to SlO. At $12.50. 27 LADIES' JACKETS, In fine Venetian cloth, in black and all the desirable shades, elaborately braided, satin-lined, reduced from 525 to $12 50 each. LADIES' NEWMARKETS AND PEASANTS. At $7.50. 63 LADIES' NEWMARKETS, in plain and striped cloakiugs, all wool, close-fitting and loose fronts, some plain aud others trimmed with braid, reduced from $15 to $7 50 each. At $10.00. 45 LADIES' NEWMARKETS, made of extra fine French broadcloth, In all the new shapes, handsomely trimmed with gimp and Escurial embroidery, reduced from $22 50 to $10 each. At $7.50. 37 LADIES' PEASANTS, fine French cloth, shirred back and shoulders, finished with handsome bow of ribbon in front, in navy, gobelin-blue and garnet, regular price $15, now on sale at £7 50. LADIES' SPRING WRAPS. At $25.00. 38 LADIES' FINE IMPORTED WRAPS, of Sicilienne silk, with Escurial embroidered lace shoulders, front and backs braided in exquisite patterns interwoven with line I cut jet, finished around bottom with Chautilly lace and drop-ball fringe, reduced from 545 to 25. At $20.00. 43 LADIES' FINE IMPORTED FRENCH WRAPS, of heavy corded silk, elegantly em- broidered aod jetted throughout iv fanciful designs, finished oil with extra quality French lace and drop-ball fringe, regular price $35, reduced to £20. LADIES' BEADED CAPES. At $3.50 Each. 67 LADIES' CAPES, of heavy black silk, pointed back and front, net sleeves, worth $7 50, will be ollered at £3 50 each. At $5.00 Each. 56 LADIES' CAPES of black silk, handsomely covered with cut jet embroidery, pointed backs, long tabs, raised shoulders, trimmed with flue cut-jet frluge, worth $12 50, will be on stile at £5 each. LADIES' SEALETTE JACKETS. At $10.00. 100 LADIES' SEALETTE PLUSH JACKETS --lightly imperfect), real London dyed, ■atm lined, lap back, finished witli real sealskin in front, reduced from $20 to $10 each. At $15.00. 125 LADIES' SEALETTE PUSH JACKETS, real London dyed, satin lined, lap back, and haudsomely finished with sealskin ornaiujnt on front, worth $25 and £30, will be closed out at $15 each. Wwfadfe W^S' ' fsfc^& %otiw^ jp»fe Jpfc^ J^l»fe ipfcfe (/(/mim BUILDING, / BUILDING, / (Jij\.m\ BUILDING, / (fj%mSL BUILDING, / ■(/jJv.WW. BUILDING, / BUILDING, ' W/MURPHY BUILDING, 'A BUILDING, / ' Market and Jones Streets. j Markit and Jones Streets. Market and Jones Streets. Ma¥et and Jones Streets. T -Market and Jones Streets. Market and Jones Streets. Martet and Jones Streets. Market and Jones Streets. THE FIELD OF SPORT. Disposing of Trout Eggs From a State Hatchery. Arrival of the "Wrestlers— Pugilists Who Are Invading Seattle— Eifle Practice. Coursing. Tbere will be an attempt made by Parson Davies, lbe all-round sport, to stir up an Interest lv wieslllug. Pugilism has dropped out of sight completely, and the prospects of tbe sport be coming again popular in this city are very slim Indeed. Tne California Club will make a final attempt next month to resurrect Its fallen prestige, and if possible place the club In a way of being able to meet tbe many demands now being made on Its long since depleted treasury. The pugs are now drifting toward the noith, and Ills some what astonishing to note that " ihe star " performers who refused purses of 1 1000 and more a lew months ago are auxious to do battle In a countiy club for a ve.y Insignificant con sideration. Amateur athletic sports are becoming very popular, and tbe several programmes figured upon will bring out a host of new men, wbo will greatly assist to further tbe Interest lv athletic •ports. Angling ha» been very good on the bay re ceutly. The stocking of streams with trout fry bas been looked for by the fraternity which en joys tbe i a sti me. Tbe introduction of an ordinance which will prohibit the sale ol wild ducks lv this city has Camj eutd tbe ardor of the market-hunters. ATHLETICS. An Olympian Who May Lower ScliifTer •teiu's colors. Although It will be many weeks until an ath letic meeting will be beld under the auspices nt the Olympic Club or I*. C. A. A. A., still the rep resentatives of ibe Olympic and Alpine clubs 1 continue practicing, so as to keep tbe rust from gattienug on their spikes. The Olympic Club grounds present a very lively appearance on Sunday mornings, aud Judging from lbe number of athletes who fly along the tracks dressed iv their best running suits, some record-breaking may be expected before the short evening* ar rive. Schlffei stein has about concluded to retire from the cinder path. Ills constitution ls far from being strong, and although bis ambition Is lo lower Ihe long-dial, jumping record, hi* frieuds fear that he will never he equal to the task. The famous athlete should lake} a rest until next Sim tug. wheu he may come auout all right and astonish the world by handsomely lowering llie '*n\ing" leap. Joseph li.irr Bucbannan, who Is at present studying surgery at a leading college iv Chicago, writes that he will resume athletics soon, aud will endeavor to lower Giay's shot-putting rec ord ol 46 leet 1 inch at au athletic meeting which mil be held lv Chicago during the month of September. The Alpine Club will move to Central Park on or about August Ist. Members who aie two mouths In arrears at the time of moving will be expelled. The last Issue at hand of the New York Clipper contains a veiy good picture ol W. A. Scott, the champion lung-distance ruuuer of the Olympic Club. The representatives of the P. C. A. A. A. will have a gala day's sport at Sacramento duilng State Fair week. Ou Weduesday, September 17th, the last amateur athletic tournament will be held, under Ihe dliect management of George W. Jordan of the Olympic Ciub. Tnis loin na ueut Is given exclusively for amateurs, aud all contestants are requned to be members of clubs thai have membership iv the P. C. A. A. A. Ms Is quite necessary to lnauie _ purely ama teur exhibition. It was decided by tbe Board of Directors to add this eulertaluinenl for the sole purioseof encouraglug out-door exercise of a physical nature for young men whose vocations confine iirem. Nothing professional in any manner will be allowed to compete lv these healthful aud Innocent outdoor games. That it will be m stinctive as well as amusing to tlie visitors the management have no doubt. The programme of eveuis will be as follows: * One bundled jam race, handicap; four hun dled and lony-yaid race, scratch; oue-mlie walk, handicap; half-mile iuu, sciatch; two mile run. I ii .l.ca ; two bundled and twenty-yard run, handicap; running high jump, handicap; putting slxieeii-pouud shot, handicap; ally-yard race, scratch. 'iheie will be offered two prize medals, a first and second, In each event. The entries will close wiih George W. Jordan at the Olympic Club rooms about September Ist. Assurances are given thai eveiy amateur club in the Slate will he represented by Its best men, thereby se curing a contest lor supremacy lv every Instance. That ibis lion ol the exhibition will be suc cessful is an assured * lact. and It Is the desire of the management that _.erealtei the annual charu p.on.bip games may take* place upon Us grounds, to the end thai the championship banner of this society each year will be a liopby thai winners will be proud lo secure. The lollow lug communication from a popular athlete on doing* athletic lias been received: "Tbe out-door athletes are again In active training for Hie games of Hie Olympic Club on September Bth. and at Sacramento on September 17th. Theie will probably be an invitation Held day by ihe Olympic Club for tome Saiuiday lv August. "The Olympians will enjoy a run at Sausalito to-day. Tbey will leave on the 10 o'clock boat, and the run will b- to Lime Point, lt Is ex pected that Skillman ol New York, Scott, Cooley and Espiuosa will lower tte record lor distance running. "There will be a race on Admission day for old time runners at the Olympic games, which will bring out K. B. Jones, J. W. Fiynn. W. J. Ken ealy, J. O'Kaue aud George Jones, who have done some good splinting In their time. "Ca«ady's ambition Is to win the Hammersmith meoal three limes, and theu lower the lVi-mlle recoid, alter wblch he will retire from the cinder path. Casady, on a straight track, It Is claimed, can beat the record. "The Olympic Club has found another promts ing sprinter In W. 11. Phelps, who one day last week ran 100 yards close on even time. Schlllerstcln will have io look out or bis colors will soon be lowered by Ibis promising young sprinter." TUE KING. Nothing Much Dnlr-g at Present Among tile Fucilists. Parson Davies, the all-round sporting mana ger, has arrived with bis combination of ueck twisters and carpet-tumblers. Evan Lewis, "the straugler," Is the star of the troupe and Tom Mclnerney Is the trial horse, who will tackle all young men wbo aspire to champion ship fan In wieslllDg. Lewis has quite a record and Is looked upon as being Ibe tiger ot tbe carpet. In January, 1886, Lewis and Joe Acton met tor the tirst time In Chicago, Acton winning the match. A few mouths later they wrestled again, and The Strangle! came out victor. Jack Waunup, the F_nellsb Wrestler, and Lewis met lv Chicago for $1 1 'in a side, Lewis winning, and Charles Green, also ot Kugland, went down before tbe all conqu 'ring Straugler in a match for (200 a side in Milwaukee. Jack Connors, tue well known wrestler, also leil a victim io The Stranger's prowess lv a match for $1000 a side at Pittsburg, and Lewis created a great sen sation by defeating W. Muldoon at bis own game (Giifco-ltoDiaii). In Chicago 111 July, 1885. Mul doon claimed lo be out ol condition at Hie time. Acton says that Lewis Is Hie most powerful wiesiler lie has ever met, but that he Is not skill ful. Tbe Stiaugler Is at least lifteeu pounds a heavier man than the wieslllug teacher of the California Club, and, as weight is a vei v impoi tam consideration in a wrestling match, it Is unreasonable to expect that Acton could suc ceed In deleatlug Davies' champion. Acton says that be Is willing to ny, and will wager $500 that Lewis cannot put him down In hall an hour. The combination Is booked to appear In a series of exhibition contests, but the spoiling class ol this ciiy bas become so used to witnessing exciting scrapping matches in the past lhat uuly the breaking ol a neck or the gouging ol au eye will attract attention to a wiestling pou;. Although the matches may be conducted ou "Hie squtue" 11 Is very doubtful 11 the game will succeed. The steamer State of California, which sailed for northern ports yesteiday, had ou board Charley Gleasou, Gus Browu and Jiminle Geo can, the all-round alblele. Gleasou and Brown go to Astoria, Hie former to become boxing In structor of an athletic club, and (he latter to liglu Scott, a light-weight, lor a purse of 1400. Biown, it Is slated, felt sail at leaviug San l'ian- Cisco, and he vows be will not retuin II he does not succeed In whipping bis opponent. Geogan has gone to Seattle In the Interest ot the Young Mitchell-Joe Actou a 111 -tic combination. ll Is said dial the Caiilornla Club will offer a "test case" purse :o P. D. Skillman, the ama teur runner, and a professional athlete named Little. They have a giudge aud to settle the mailer a couple of spoonful* of blood must be shed somewlieie. Their lends say thai ihey would give a very luteiestlng exhibition, as bolb are In hue condiiion. The matching of Jimmle Carroll and Andy Bowen by the Olympic Club ul New Orleans Is the chief topic of cuversattou In sporting circle*, the general Impression being that Carroll will have no difficulty In disposing of Buweu's claims to championship honors. Bob Frzsiiiimons, who accompanied Carroll to New Orleans, aud will meet Arthur Upham at the Audubon Club, Is almost suie in whip his man, so Ibat lv tbe event of lbe two Calilunila Club representatives proving vlctois, the club will bave quite a send off as a retainer of champion,. Fitzsiminous Is looking ahead wltb an eye to otber matches, and desires to meet any middle-weight living, bar Jack Dempsev. joe McAuhiie has at last condescended to wine to ins frieuds lv Hits city fiom Loudon. He says in a letter just leceived thai be enjoyed bis i rip veiy much, but upon arrival Id London was surprised to learn thai theie was no match arranged for htm. He was, however, determined to have one with the Australian, even if he had to follow him to his own country, He at last succeeded, bul only alter lie bad conceded every thing to his opponent. McAulilfe also says that after f-lavin be will tight Jacksou. If that Indi vidual is not In this couutry, he will go to Anslialia and challenge him there. He is bouud to have a return tight with Jacksou 11 It should be the last ctlort ol his life. A loner from Jack Dempsey states that lie will remain In New York among lis Ii lends and prob ably co Into some kind of business. - Jack adds that be will never entei Hie ring agaiu, unless il be to meet Geoige la Blanche. Accoidlbg lo a dispatch received last evening the great John L. Sullivan has turned over a uew leaf In life. * ihe telegram stales that he has Joined Ihe Salvation Army and will be appointed drum major of the street brigade. ••■■*iws#v-*fe««-*i A match between Joe Actou and Evan Lewis THE MORNING CALL, SAN FRANCISCO. SUNDAY, JULY 20, 1890-FOURTEEN PAGES. i LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S Hosiery and Underwear DEPARTMENT! - Of the many WONDERFUL BAR- GAINS OFFFRED THIS WEEK in this great department we enumerate the following as being specially worthy of attention: At 15c. 132 dozen LADIES' HOSE, French make, in gold and heather random mixed shades, full finished, specially imported for tourists and campers, regular value 35c. At 25c. 185 dozen LADIES' HOSE, manufactured from the best grade of selected Sea Island thread, in the following styles and colors: Combination lower part black, with fancy center bracelets, with uppers of gold, phoebus, bois, douanier, tan and pistache ; actual value 50c. At 25c. 176 dozen LADIES' HOSE, extra fine grade, suitable for slipper wear; styles, fancy striped boot in mode, shell gray, bronze and Esterhazy ground, with macco up- pers, good value for 50c. At 25c. 143 dozen LADIES' HOSE, super Balbrig- gan make, Kiclielieu rib, macco ground, fancy ceuter bracelet, with alternate, stripes of pistache and modore, cheap at SOc. At 15c. 76 dozen CHILDREN'S PARIS LISLE HOSE, in black and solid colors, re- duced from Gjc to 15c. At 35c. 84 dozen LADIES' LISLE VESTS, in pink and sky, high neck, long sleeves, neck and front silk embroidered, pearl but- tons, all sizes, reduced from 75c At 25c. 364 dozen BOYS' and MISSES' SHIRTS, DRAWERS AND PANTALETS, all sizes, now on sale at 25c. Extra Special ! At 25c. 100 dozen LADIES' GENUINE LISLE- THREAD BLACK HOSE, all sizes, ex- tra quality, specially reduced during our great hose sale to 25c. At 15c. 2000 dozen CHILDREN'S SOLID COL- ORED HOSE, full finished, double knees, heels and toe*, with white or colored feet, sizes 5 to B'/, inches. B**" Mail orders promptly and carefully executed. Goods delivered freo in Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley. 8^ See to-day's "Examiner" and "Chronicle" for Bargain Offerings in many other departments. 1* now being talked of by ll.e members of the California Club. Peter Jackson and his trainer, Fitzpati will sail for Austiaila next Saturday. KOD AND KEEL. Where Trout Egg* From State Ilntch eri^fl tin. The many anglers who have been anxiously awaiting the slocking by the Commissioners of Ihe public streams adjacent to San Francisco will be surprised to learn ol Hie many thousands of Gsli eggs which have been shipped to this city this summer from Sissou and Shovel Creek hatcheries to geutlemen who are supposed to own private ponds or streams. Although the hatcheries are supported by State funds, It seems that lbe State's waters have been neglected for such streams and lakes as are leased or owned by clubs or private Individuals. The lish which bave been taken from Shovel Cieek, which Is a tributary of the Klamath Kiver, Is k nown as Hie rainbow trout. Last spilng a unipoiaiy hatchery was eiected on the margin of Shovel Creek, near its mouth, and a tiap was coustiucted for the captuie of trout, which dining tlie months ol May, June and July ascend the stream in large numbers on their way to the srawuiug beds. Tbe experiment proved quite satisfactory to Commissioner Wood beiiy, and. in fact, bad it not been for lbe uum ber of trout taken Irom the cue!, this summer there would have been comparatively Utile done In the way of tlsh-hatching, as Hie other hatch eries, especially Ihe ones lv the Slate of Nevada, so to speak, ran diy this summer. To keep Shovel Cieek well supplied with young fish— although the drainage lias beeu beavy tills year— several thousand young try from the hatchery have been placed lv the creek. The tuu of Dili up Shovel Creek having ceased a few weeks ago the trap at Hie moulh ot the stream wheie it empties mo the Klamath Kiver was taken down mid the eggs which weie then in ihe hatchery transferred to Slsson or lo private In dividuals, who applied for them through Com missioners Koutii'i* or Harvey. As the sports men of this city who take pleasure In angling are anxious to gleau some lulormatlon concern ing the Slate li-ti hatcheries and how (lie eggs are disposed of, a repoiter visited lbe Shovel Creek Hatchery in Siskiyou County recently ami was lurulshed the following memorandum of the shipments of eyed-eggs made Ibis year, viz.: April 28th, to Mr. la Motte, Gieu Ellen Hatch ery, 100.000 trout eyed eggs. In May and Juue, lo Slsson Hatchery, 950, --000 eggs. .May 7th, to Alexander Badlam, San Fraucisco, 000 eggs. May Bih. to C. B. Green, 34 Hawthorne stieet, San Fiaucisco, 60,000 eggs. May loin, Alexauder Badlaui, 50,000 eggs (second supply). May 18in, Truckee Hatchery, 50,000 eggs. July Ist, Geoige achneiiwald of Monterey, 60,000 eggs, aud on the 14111 25,000 eggs. July 4th, S. 11. Knowles, Alma, 50,000 eggs. July Blh, Alexander Badlam, Callstoga, 60, --000 eggs. The san Kafael Water Works Company bad applied for 20,000 eggs for Us lake, whicli were to have been shipped last Tuesday, with 20,000 eggs which, Commissioner Woodberry stales, weie Intended for ihe stocking of the head waters of the Lagunitas Creek. lv January last Ur. Woodberry received a consignment of Eastern trout eggs (Salmo fonil naies) Irom Hie Livingstone cold spring hatchery at Charleston, N. 11, ihe greater part uf these fouud their way luto the Gleu Ellen hatchery, the remaining 4000 eggs were placed In Hie hatchery at Shovel Creek and on the lsth of June last the you Iry of tbls gamy trout were given their freedom In tbe head-waters of tbe sli< am, which feeds the rapid flowing waters of the Klamath. As will be noted the majority of the eggs stripped from Hie rainbow trout have been shipped to residents of tins city or the adjoining coun ties, It is presumed that a large percentage of the eggs will perish, as It requires experienced men who thoroughly understand their business, to successfully undertake the handling of the spawn while It Is In a slate of incubation. The troughs lv which the fry are kept, while In the sack, have tv be cleansed daily and lbe water must necessarily be cold; the temperature must not exceed 70°, otherwise deaths In Ihe family are sure to follow. If ball of llie numbers of eggs and liy which bave been shipped from the strove; Creek Hatchery Ibis summer for the pur pose of stocking ponds and streams adjacent to this city meet with success, some good sport will be had in two years hence near at home. The trout on the Klamath Kiver have ceased to rise to lite-, aud many of Ibe anglers who vis ited Klamath springs leceutly, returned sadly disappointed. June was an excellent mouth and very enjoyable spoil was had by sportsmen who visited ihe river. In August the "Silver trout," as they are teuned by the Kla mat bans, will be numerous, aud as they run a few pounds larger ou the aveiage Iban Hie rainbow limn. It will require an expeilenced angler to handle them successlully lv such a fast-going liver as the Klamath. Captain George Cummings. the well-known spoilsman, has let timed wiib bis company of stream- whlppers fiom a three weeks' outing on the Williamson Kiver, which Hows through the Klamath ludiau Keservation. The company consisted of iho captain and bis son, A. M. Cum mines, A V. Hall, William Fenu. B. Fuller and A. Maun. General Apnlegate of the agency re ceived Caotaiu ' Cuiiiiuings and party most hos pitably, and did everything In his power to make' the occasion uf their visit pleasaut and agreeable. The * sportsmen . report lbe weather as being very waim In July, but Hint the fishing was so far superior lo anything ihey had ever experi enced that the torrid atmosphere had no ellect upon their appetites lor angliug, which were ap peased alter the i first week In camp. The largest flsh landed weighed thirteen pounds, al though several trout which found their way to camp scaled eight and leu pounds. It waa a ■ Muslin Underwear AND Corset Departments ! Ladies will find it greatly to their in- terest to inspect our offerings iv these lines early, as the cut prices prevailing enable us to present some VERY DE- CIDED BARGAINS IN SEASONABLE GOODS. At 75c. 12 dozen LADIES' FINE EMBROIDERED LAWN APRONS, long and wide, broad ties, handsome deep border, at 75c, regular price fl. At 35C. 15 dozen LADIES' HEAVY MUSLIN CHEMISES, neck aDd sleeve bauds neatly corded, all seams finished, at 35c, regular price 60c. At 75c. 12 dozen LADIES' FINE MUSLIN SKIRTS, made with yoke bands, deep cambric, tucked ruffle, hemstitched, cluster tucks above ruffle, perfectly made, at 75c, regular price 1. At 1 .00. 20 dozen LADIES' MOTHER HUBBARD GOWNS, in a handsome variety of all the newest makes, comprising solid tucked yokes, Hamburg Inser- tion and tucks, etc., heavy muslin, extra long aud wide, all seams finished, at $1. At 50c. 16 dozen LADIES' DRAWERS, heavy muslin, "- trimmed with cluster tucks and deep ruffle of _ fine embroidery, yoke bauds, flulshed seams, at BOc At $1.25. 12 dozen LUCILLE CORSETS. French model, made of fine lasting, stripped with sateen, long waist. Ed, firmly and closely booed, two side steels, double busk, a clasp _ protector, top trimmed with deep lace, silk stitched, handsomely fin- ished, gray only, will be offered at 1 1 25, regu- lar price fl 75. At $1.50. 20 dozen FINE PEARL SATEEN CORSETS, firmly and closely boned, long waisted, French model, top trimmed with embroidery, perfect fitting, at $1 50. At 51. 50. 10 dozen HANDSOME BLACK LASTING COR- SETS, long waisted, full hip, two side steels, firmly boned, top silk-embroidered fiuisb, color warranted fast black, will be offered at $160, worth f2, At $1.00. 10 dozen HEAVY GRAY CORSETS, extra long waisted, high bust, double busk and side steels, firmly boned, at $1. Also the following standard brands : THOMPSON'S GLOVE-FITTING, DOCTOR WABNKB'S TBICOBA, B. & G., F. D., C. P., 11. US., Etc. FULL LINES OF Infants' and Children's Wear. rarity to catch a lish under two pounds. On the * second day In camp three rods brought home 250 pound* of flsh, which was distributed among the Indians. Ex-Mayor Pierce of Oakland, John Gallagher and J. U. Wblicomb of this city returned last week from a week's fishing ou the Klamath Kiver. _______ RIFLE-SHOOTING. Score* at the Preliminary Practice Will Not Count. Company B of the Thlid Kegiment will hold a practice shoot at Shell Mound Park uext Sunday. The Elntracht Shooting Section will hold a prize shout at Harbor View to-day. Cash prizes to the amount of $200 will be distributed. Tbe marksman winning the first prize will receive fifi. At the preliminary shoot of the regiments of tbe Secuud Brigade, N. G. C. a great difference of opinion was expressed by tbe ofiicers and men in regard to the Interpretation of the orders Issued by the Adjutant-General. Many con le tided that the preliminary shoot did not count, except to quality all iiiaiksnieu making 50 per cent or over to enter in the Dual shot In Septem ber next; while, ou the other band, it was strenu ously asserted that Hie pieilmlnary aud Until -hoots would bulb count for all participating, aud tbal the average of both contests would be takeu In delei mining Hie peiceutage for decora tions. In Older that the misunderstanding might be sliaighteued out a reporter waned upon Adju tant-General Orion during the practice of the Fiist Kegiment. and thai gentleman slated at tbal lime that both shoots would count lv arilv- Ing at Hie percentage, precisely as on pievious years, the only difference being that all conies tants making less than 50 per cent would not be entitled to enter In the final practice. lluow seems that Hits decision has been changed, and the lenoiter has It authoritatively thai the pie llmliiaiy shoot will not count. Tlie informant fuilber stated that the prelimi nary is merely lor entry lv the final shoot for all guardsmen win make 50 per cent or over, aud lor Hie purpose of weeding out men for limber Instruction. Tills decision will be a disappoint ment to many, wbo In the contests of last mouth weie lot lunate enough to make good scores, and hoped io benefit by them iv the final practice. GIN AND GAME. A Lew to Prohibit the Sale of Wild Ducks. If the reports received In this city of the slaughter of young mallard ducks by market bunleis along the Sacrameuto and Sau Joaquiu be true, the green-bead quackcr will be as scarce in the city markets in a lew years as buffalo steaks. Oue uoied market hunter Is said to have cleared (125 last month from the sale of young mallards, whicli now command a good pi Ice. A committee appointed by the Sportmau's Pro tective Association of this city visited the Super visors some weeks ago aud suggested the pas sage of an ordinance piohlbltiug the sale of the biids In this city duilug the close season, which means the bleeding montbs. llie follow let ter trom a member of the association will show the Interest which is attached to this movement, wbicb, It Is hoped, will do away with spring shooting aud the slaughter of a grand game fowl: Editor Sporting Column, Morning Call: There Is much rejoicing among our local sportsmen over the passage of the ordinance protecting wild ducks dur ing the breeding season. To tbe lately organized Sport men '_ Protective Association of California be longs the credit (or the passage of this desirable law. Hood sport can ouce more be expected In the near future. The association deserves the thanks of all true sportsmen tor their watchful care of the sportsmen's Interests. <_.'. K. I'reciit, Vice-President of the hportmen's Protective Association, at a re cent meeting raised this question fur the protection or ducks and, thanks to the persistency of President Levi P. Peck, who personally pleaded (or tlie ordi nance before the Hoard of Supervisors, it has been passed. All honor to the association and our hon orable Hoard or Supervisors. I - The buyers of deer-skins have taken advan tage ol the recent embrugllo among the Fish and Game Commissioners and several bundles ot deerskins have beeu shipped to llils city within the past week. Last Thursday lour closely packed bales of hides were purchased by a Ciay-sii eel merchaut. There la now very little hope of a slop being put to the ualtlc for a lime at least, and the many bundles of skins which have been awaiting shipment lv the country will pour Into Sau Francisco, where a good market can always be had. The country papers have been taking up Hie question of land leasing. Iv a recent edition of the Nevada City Herald tbe following on the subject appeared : Fifty thousand acre-lot land have been leased In Mum, County by some rich young men of San francisco, with a view to making it an exclusive hunting ground lor themselves. Another company of spurts nave for years held under lease thousauds of acres of tule lands bclweun Sulsuu and llenicla, wbicb they use as a bunting ground, and from which tbey rightly exclude any one from shooting except members of the club. This fact has caused several Interior papers to comment untavorably upon such practices, and they ask tbe Legislature to pass laws that will prohibit the holding of hind by corporations. When the custom Is onto estab lished that wealthy mon can gobble up fclaudl by lease and stock them with lish and game tbey will want i laws . to protect tbem in their rights, and poaching laws will soon follow. - The __acrainento Uee truly says that the people or the State of Cal ifornia wilt not stand any poaching laws, and it calls the attention of the coming Legislature to this attempt to plant feudal practices on our free son, to the end that its Infamy shall be nipped In tbe bud, and all future attempts of the character made criminal. >We think the journals that have taken this matter* up are right, and tbat the Legis lature should give heed to the v. .v inn,. - .-_*:";_•. . The Uuu Club was only rati Iv represented at a shoot bold yesterday at the Oaklaud track. The spoiling, however, waa up to the general average." A sportsman' ciub has _ been organized ', at Parasol, Ribbon AND Glove Departments! We submit a few examples of the Hl- ] ; MENSE REDUCTIONS at which we are i : otfering NEW, STTLIS II ANT) SEASON- ABLE GOODS in these three important , ; departments. PARASOLS. At $1.00. PLAIN, STRIPED and FANCY FIGURED COACH- i INO PARASOLS, In all colors and styles, re- duced from f 2 to fl. At $2.00. PLAID, STRIPED AND FIGURED PARASOLS, with elaborate handles and trimmings, reduced 1 from fl 60 to f2. At $4.00. HEAVY BROCADED SILK PARASOLS, in striped . and figured, ln all the newest shapes and colors, reduced from (3 to fl. RIBBONS. At sc. , 1000 pieces No. 7 CASHMERE RIBBONS, all silk, wortb 10c a yard, will be sold at 5c a yard. - At 7VzC 1000 pieces No. 12 CASHMERE RIBBON, all silk, worth 15c a yard, will be sold at 7 Vie a yard. At lOC. : 1000 pieces No. 16 CASHMERE RIBBON, all silk, : worth 20c a yard, will be sold at 10c a yard. At 25c. 300 pieces 7-INCH FAILLE FRANCAISE SASH , RIBBON, worth OOc a yard, will be sold at 'l.i * yard. ; REMNANTS. REMNANTS. ALL REMNANTS of PLAIN and FANCY RIB- * BONS will be sold at HALF PRICK CLOVES. At 15c. 200 dozen LADIES' TAFFETA SILK JERSEY GLOVES, In black, worth regular 35c, will be offered at 15c a pair. At 25c. ' 176 dozen LADIES' TAFJETA SILK JERSEY ULU YES, embroidered back, If dark, medium and tan shade;, worth regular SOc, will be of- fered at 25c a pair. . At 50c. . 75 dozen LADIES' 4-BUTTON UNDRESSED KID GLOVES, embroidered bacc, In meillum and tin shades, worth regular l, will be offered at 60c pair. At 75c. 115 dozen LADIES' 12-BUTTON LENGTH MOUS- QUETAIRE UNDRESSED KID GLOVES, new stitching, In tan and mode shades, worth regu- lar 1 1 50, will be offered at 75c a pair. At $1.00. 50 dozen LADIES' 5-BUTTON KID GLOVES, now stitching. In medium and tan shades, worth reg- ular 1 1 50, will be offered at f 1 a pair. Yreka, Siskiyou County, for the protection of game and fish. One of Hie members writes to a sportsman of tills city bow matters stand as re gards game and Its protection up north. The writer says: We have organized a sportsman's club In Yreka and are endeavoring, with some success, to enforce the game laws, but the task is an uphill one. Fortu nately, wo are ably assisted by C. 11. ltoeart of our town, who holds the appointment of local Deputy lish Commissioner. Charley Is not only an enthu siastic sportsman, but is also a very active and effi cient officer, and wo feel much indebted to him for the zeal which he has manifested lv protecting our game ami tish from Indiscriminate slaughter. Unfortunately, he has not received tbat support and assistance from the hoard or Flsh Commission ers to which wo think he is entitled. It is a matter ln which we are ait Interested and our club is not able to afford him all the pecuniary assistance he really needs in enforcing the law. although we bare already and wUI again tax ourselves liberally to that end. In the eastern end or our county we still have a number of bauds of antelope. Last winter the snow was so deep as to render these little animals help less, and In one Instance, a human biute, out on tbe Butte Creek desert, took a pitchfork and went out and stabbed ten. or twelve of them to death, merely to satisfy his lust for slaughter. We tried to make out a case against him, out be had destroyed the evidences of his crime, and none of his neighbors would testify against him, and we were reluctantly compelled to abandon the prosecution.- Deputy <!. 11. Ilogart seized about -.'SOO deer hides last season. In one lot, taken from deer Illegally slaughtered. He also seized over 300 In another lot, and thinks he knows of about '1000 In a third lot which he will seize shortly. This will give you some Idea or [he necessity of having active deputies In every county In the State, lt is to be sincerely hoped lhat the Legislature will enact a law that will authorize the employment of paid deputies. The employment of competent men would have the ef fect ot restocking our mountains wltb game, and If lt Is not done, 11 will be impossible to prevent their depopulation In a tew years. WITH TUX OARSMEN. Organizing flowing Crews In tho Olym pic Club. After several years of inactivity, the South End Club will again be heaid from before tbe close of tho season. Iv years gone by the South Ends have turned out many excellent oarsmen, who at various times captured championship honors. Tbey still have a remarkable good crew iv Dupllssle, McDowell, Dougherty and Thomas, who, In Hie event of a suitable prize be lug ottered at the Stale Fair, are willing to com pete against all coiners in a barge race for tbe championship ol the Coast. There Is an effort being made by several members of the Olympic Club to organize a row ing club of club members exclusively. As there are some good oarsmen among the members they should turn out at least one good crew. De wm Davis, James O'Dwyer and William Kusseli of the Dolphins have joined the ranks of the benedicts, and are only walling lor Charley le Wall to become one of them befoie organizing a married man's crew. One it Hie principal leatures at the Artels' high jinks will be a race in (our-onred barges, each member of Hie dllfereul crews to weigh nut less than 200 pounds. : One of the gieatest regattas that America has ever seen will take place at Duluth, Minn., (rom July 21st to 2Gtli Inclusive. All professionals ol tills country and most famous of Australia and Englaud will participate. Ld Heeuau Is altar M. Stokes' scalp for a race In wherries. Stokes cau be backed for a few hundred and a race may be the result. * The Stockton Union Club uf Stoeklon bas not yet made any reply to the Ariels' request. COURSING. The Great Meeting at Merced— Collecting Funds. ' A meeting of the lovers of the leash, Interested in the proposed interstate coursing meeting, which according to announcement will beheld at : Merced next October, will lake place next Wednesday evening at 530 Calllornia street. The project Is not moving with as much activity as might be desired. The monster celebration during September by the Native Sons of the Golden West is absorbing tie eneigles ol lbe city and Us attentlou to such an exteut ibat li is ouly with difficulty that sub scriptions can be secured lv limit large amounts. The committee having the matter In charge Is lv nowise neglectful, and may be relied upon to collect as gieat a sum as possible, not only be cause ut then imeiest In coursing, but also lor the credit ol tbe Stale. ...... ll lakes money to bring out good dogs; $5000 would nut be 100 large an amount to bang up in ■ lie van. us events. The proposition to run a 128- dog stake does not Impress some sportsmen so favoi ably as another to run several smaller stakes. The larger stake makes It practically impossible to keep dogs well keyed up for the seveial days necessary to ruu off a stake of such magnitude; sixty-four dogs is enough ln any one event. :. • --.-.■-.._. ...-,_-_•_ ■:■ :. Theie will be au open-to-all meellog at New ark next Sunday. Haies are vow plentiful aud -some good i uniting may* be expected. The giouud lsa bit bard, bin the watering cart will sullen the mi face so as to protect lbe dugs' feet from cuts and bruises. - The "draw" will be held next Friday evening. , C-Cjcknl. "On Saturday next the Alameda and lturnaby clubs will play on the grounds oft the Alameda j Club, Pacific avenue and Webster street", Ala- I meda. ' Tliey will commence at 12 o'clock, noou. Much Inieiest attaches to this match, us It will . virtually decide the supremacy, each club hav ing won and last even number uf games thus far.' A new competitor lor laurels will euler the race in the reorganized "Merious" aud promises to make others look tv their laurels. ■ -. Lace Department! Our offerings from this department are UNMISTAKABLE BARGAINS and cannot be duplicated elsewhere at any- -ana — -rs. — mm. . v ■i n. ... — * — \__& thing like the cat prices now quoted. At Be. 300 dozen LADIES' LINEN COLLARS, will be offered at 5c each. At 25c. 36 pieces BLACK CHANTILLY LACE, all silk, 8 inches wide, reduced from 75c, will be offered at 26c per yard. At 50c. 100 POINT GENE LACE SETS, reduced from 1, will be ollered at 50c each. At SOc. 18 pieces BLACK RUSSIAN VANDYKE LACE SKIRTING, 15 laches wide, will be offered at 60c per yard. 280 pieces CREAM and BEIGE VANDYKE LACE, at half price, reduced to 10c, 12 Vic, 15c, 20c and 25c per yard. 136 pieces CREAM AND BEIGE POINT DE GENE VANDYKE LACE, at half price, reduced to 20c> 26c, 30c, 35c, 10c and SOc per yard. 13 pieces SWISS EMBROIDERED HEMSTITCHED SKIRTING, 45 inches wide, reduced to 76c, 86c and $1 per yard. 38 dozen BLACK SPANISH GUIPURE LACE SCARFS, all silk, extraordinary values, extra long, reduced to SOc, 76c, fl, *1 26, »1 60' •1 76, t'i. $2 50 and S3 each. 16 dozen BLACK HANDRUN SPANISH LACE SCARFS, extra long, reduced to »3 50, ti, to 50, (7 SO and 110 eacb. 68 pieces BJ, ACK STRIPED AND FIGURED RUS- SIAN NET, 45 Inches wide, all silk, reduced to 75c, 85c and fl per yard. 29 pieces BLACK CHANTILLY LACE SKIRTING, 10 to 45 Inches wide, all silk, reduced to 90c, $1 25, *1 50, f 1 75, $2, f2 50 and *3 per yard. A NOVEL STAGE TRICK. How a Man Can Be Decapitated in Full View of the Audience. Pf^HOSE philanthropists and legislators VI"V w lO llaYe °l late been making a study jit,- ol capital punishment will be inter ested, perhaps, In a performance in which one of the performers Is executed twice every day, says the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The means employed is the old-fashioned "defunct" method of decapitation, and al though this lacks the refinement and scien tific precision of execution by electricity, it «___?------ M^/f\_ _— — _— xni, 1 1,1 1 — ****—***■ ■■ — Jr avoids, on the other hand, the delays and lawsuits that ordinarily attend this method of punishment. The poor clown who suffers the death penalty twelve times a week usually enters the ring, and after performing certain acro batic feats commits some crime against his fellows, for which lie is condemned to die. He is placed upon the block, his head is covered with a cloth. Harlequin ap proaches as executiouer and begins to cut with a huge knife across the victim's neck. JBf In a moment all Is over, the cloth Is re moved - and Harlequin lifts in the air the severed head. , Delighted with his trophy, he carries it about under | his arm, places it in a charger in the center of the ring, and finally takes it back to the block wrapped up in the cloth, and places it by the side ofthe headless trunk. He removes the cloth and then in snort places a lighted cigarette in : its mouth. - In a little while you notice that the cigarette : begins to glow, smoke comes Imm the now and the eyes roll. Evidently A Gallant tti'S.'in-. - : A A twelve-year-old boy named John Col lins, who > lives lon r Pacific ig street,"-, near Leavenworth, and who .; sells newspapers along the front, 1 fell | overboard from tbe stringer at Washington-street Wharf yes terday afternoon. The alarm ' nas :. given CLOAK DEPARTMENT! MISSES' AND CHILDREN'S GARMENTS. Our display of Misses' and Children's Outer Garments is universally con- ceded to be the MOST EXTENSIVE, VARIED AND BEST SELECTED in the city, and this fact, taken in connection with the STARTLING REDUCTIONS pre- vailing, forms a combination that is proving irresistibly attractive to all dis- cerning: buyers. *^|BHPB MISSES' JACKETS. At $2.50. 66 MISSES' JACKETS, in plain, striped and checked cloaking, in loose and tight fitting fronts, made iv the latest styles, reduced from $5 to 82.50 each. At $3.50. 54 MISSES' JACKETS, in fine quality of plain and striped material, close and loose fit- ting fronts, latest spring styles, reduced from $5 and SO to $3.50 each. At $5.00. 48 MISSES' JACKETS, in checked and plain cloaking, in close and loose fitting fronts, in all the new shapes, reduced from £7 50 to £5 each. H At $7.50. 35 MISSES' JACKETS, of extra fine quality of French cloaking, in all the new styles, loose and tight fitting, also some with vest fronts, and trimmed on shoulders with handsome ornaments. These are all the latest novelties, reduced from $10.50 and £12.60 to $7.50 each. MISSES' AND CHILDREN'S LONG CLOAKS. At $2.50 to $4.50. ; MISSES' LONG CLOAKS, of fine quality of plain, striped and checked cloakings, made in the latest styles, in all sizes, from 4 to 16 years, reduced from 85, $6 ana 87 to 82.50, 83.50 and $4.50 each. At $7 50 to $15 00. MISSES' LONG CLOAKS, of extra fine French cloaking, with Bishop sleeves, long cuffs, puffed shoulders, in plain, checked and striped, handsomely embroidered, etc. ! These are all the finest imported novelties, worth from $17 50 to $30; will be offered at just one-half their value, namely, $7 50, $10, 812 50 and $15 each. LADIES' JERSEYS. At 50c. LADIES' CASHMERE JERSEYS, trimmed handsomely with tailor braid, in navy blue, garnet, seal brown and black, regular value £1, reduced to SOc each. At 75c. LADIES' BLACK CASHMERE JERSEYS, handsome tucked yokes, box-plaited back, good value for Sl 25, will be offered at 75c each. At $1 50. BS LADIES' IMPORTED CASHMERE JERSEYS, extra long-walsted, trimmed elegantly with beads, in mahogany, Leige, seal biown, navy blue, cream and tan, regular price : $3 50, reduced to Sl 50 each. At $2 00. LADIES' IMPORTED CASHMERE JERSEYS, some trimmed handsomely with sou- tache and tailor braid, others with pleated fronts, feathered stitched; also others trimmed elegantly with Persian trimming, in all the different colors, and black; sold regular for $4 50, reduced to 82 each. At $2 50. ' LADIES' IMPORTED CASHMERE JERSEYS, elegantly trimmed in several styles of trimming, in all the different colors, and black, regular £5, reduced to $2 50 each. ;At $3 00. S3 • LADIES' IMPORTED CASHMERE JERSEY'S, in all the different styles, in several i colors, and black, sold regular lor $5, reduced to $3 each. LADIES' TRAVELING DUSTERS. At $3.00. ' 62 LADIES' DUSTERS, made of fancy checks, striped and plain Mohair Alpaca, full backs, bell sleeves, worth $7 50, will be offered at £3 each. At $5.00. 47 LADIES' NEWMARKETS and PEASANTS, made of fine quality Mohair Alpaca, in striped and plain, all the newest designs, worth $10, reduced to $5 each. '..', X7i the head has come to life. Not able to bear the horrible sight, he throws the cloth again over the head, seizes it, places it In its original position on the shoulders of the victim, kneads it to the body, and suddenly the figure rises, head aDd all, and bows to the audience— an orthodox clown. The trick is a good one and takes with the audi ence. The way in which it is done is ex plained in the lower cut. As soon as the clown lies on the box and his head has been covered with the cloth, he passes his head through an invisible opening in the top of the box. An assist ant inside of the box passes up the dummy head, which is an exact fac-simile of the clown's head and face. This is seized by Harlequin, who makes such sport of it as he sees fit. When lie places it by the sid9 of the trunk, in reality helpasses it through an opening in the top of the box to the as- THE DECAPITATION. sistaut within, who substitutes his own head, which is painted to match the other two, in place of it The other steps in the performance readily follow. The cloth, which the harlequin always carries, con ceals all the sleight-of-hand, and the whole performance is a series of surprises. Another performance of a somewhat similar character was recently performed at a theater in this city, which a clown throws himself on a sofa and is tent in two by a harlequin. One part of the sofa, with the body, remains in oue part of the stage, HOW THE TRICK IB BOSK while the other part, with the legs and feet (which aro all the time • vigorously kicking), disappears through a wing at tbe other end of the stage. The action is very sudden and the effect startling. -. Of course, in this case there are two men - similarly dressed. The head and body of ' one of them appears at the head of the sofa, while ' the body of | the second clown . is , concealed in the box under the seat at. the other end of the sofa, the feet and . legs alone . being exposed. - I . mi l and one of the puolic weighers named John Connors, gallantly jumped into the slip and rescued the boy who was nearly drowned. After the boy had been resuscitated, be waa aeut to his home. -.-* ■-. -■■*.----■•_:■.._■ -- More help wanted ml, in THE CALL than lv all th* other papera combined. flTTlT'*sKi¥f"^Hi-HnM>"""reßrrtflirt wit s' i__*it'iyii wnuiftam i_FMrli PAGES 3 to 6. ALONG THE RAIL. What Says Huntington Regard- ing the Coast Railroad! On Saturday next will expire the time given Mr. Iluntington and his associates to decide whether they will accept the plans proposed for the construction of a coast line between Ellwood, in Santa Barbara" County, and Santa Margarita, in San Luis Obispo County, a distance of about 120 miles. If a favorable answer is not re ceived before the above-mentioned date Ell wood Cooper is authorized to reconvene the convention for further action In the matter. If the terms are accepted the Southern Pacific Company will receive £315,000 in three annual payments, aud property for right of way valued at 5100,000. The San Francisco County delegates to the conven tion are all confident that the proposition will meet with the favor of Mr. Ilunting ton and that work on the road will he com menced within one month. One of them said yesterday that he did not perceive what excuse the Southern Pacific Company could have for refusing to build the road niter the offer extended by the recent convention at San Jose. If it does not make money on the venture it can lose nothing, for by the terms of the contract the company Is insured agaiust any possi ble loss, and 5415,000 seems to ordinary mortals quite a substantial inducement con sidering that the road to be built is only 130 miles long, extending through a country that is rapidly filling up with settlers and capable of wonderful development. ifigb officials of the Southern Pacific Compauy are equally confident that . the scheme will not meet Mr. Huntington's ap proval. Before the plans were submitted to him they were considered by three of the officers of the company, whose opin ions have in the past always bad great weight with the President of the road. They objected to this arrangement, and their objections, duly engraved en parch ment, traveled to New York in the same envelope, which contained the magnificent offer of tbe San Jose convention. The steamer China, which arrived yester day, brought three car-loads of silk, which left last evening by passenger train for the East, and alto ToO tons cf tea, which will be shipped East by special trains at once. --VY. A. BlaseL General Agent of- the At lantic and i'acifie. arrived yesterday from Chicago.'-*. - The fourth cxpeditive fruit special left Sacramento yesterday. F. \\. Lee of the Cnion Pacific left yester day for Portland. EYE STONES NEEDLESS. A Simple Method lint Is [Effectual for iMalodglnff Specks From the Ere.; ' §iX a pleasant day of last week a re- I porter was standing on Broadway, S in the neighborhood of the big ury- EuuJs : stores, with . a well-known oculist. The man to whom the mystery of sight la. an opeu book aud -the handling of tbe delicate optic nerves a matter of every-day. occurrence gazed with pleasure at the scene. Perhaps he appreciated the fact that but for his profession many mortals would not be able to enjoy it. : The curious gaze of the reporter and the business eye of the doctor discovered at about the same instant a sympathetic move ment on the part of two ladies on the op posite side of tbe street. Oue of them had evidently got a cinder or something else in her eye. Auother lady was trying with the aid of a handkerchief to extract the exas perating mute, but with no great success. The oculist watched the scene for a moment and then philosophized thusly : "There are two ladies, ' intelligent 'looking,' and evi dently informed on a variety of subjects, yet they are ignorant on as simple a matter as the removal of a foreign particle from the eye. "H'liw \l IM'ajl'l.' a'waMlMHtaty "The simplest and quickest way to dis lodge anything that has become fixed in the eye is to catch up the . eyelid by the skin aud pull it away from the eyeball gen tly and repeatedly. I have often tried the remedy myself and have never known it to fail. It instantly, relieves the sensitive member from pain I aud shifts the particle so that it can be easily dislodged. I learned the method myself from a railroad brake man. . His class are especially, liable to an noyance i from flying cinders, aud nearly all of them use the treatment I _ have de scribed."— ' :■■"■■ ■:■_ "*- *- •■■"■'-■,• ; Enjoying Himself at Newport X ; Commissioner Ward McAllister Jr. is at Newport, K.T.; and it is not known when he will come back. ' There are 300 Chinese habeas corpus cases awaiting - a hearing upon his return.