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Dr. Griffith Arrested for
Babe- Brand ing.
New Chapters of a Romance in
Real Life.
The Branded Baby's Parents Are
High Society People and Will Be
Found Very Soon.
On Edgar M. Griffith, who branded au
infant a few days ago with a large capital
M, was arrested yesterJay afternoon by
Detectives Egan, Anthony and bilvey on
tbe charge of cruelty to a minor on a war
rant sworn to by Detective Edward Ezan.
The mystery appears to be deepening
around the case. From some remarks
made by Mrs. Aureha Griffith, the doctor' b
mother, in tbe moment of his unexpected
arrest, it was evident that the iufant's
mother had requested the branding to be
done, and had been present when it was
performed. The doctor, however, persis t
ed in ignoring tbis statement, declaring in
one breath that if there was any respousi-
bility he alone was responsible, an d in the
next that there was no proof to show who
bad done the deed.
Dr. Edgar M. Griffith is a frail, sickly
lootiug man, wiio, yesterday afternoon,
was considerably "rattled," even before
bis arrest, by the notoriety which bis
branding of the infant had brought him.
"I did not brand that child with hot
irons. I tattooed it with gunpowder," he
exclaimed when questioned on tne sub
ject. "I have lived for six years ia the
Orient and hay« seen it done constantly
without any injurious effects. How can
they call this process 'barbarous?' "
While lie was speaking Dr. Griffith hau
rapidly taken a small paekace of gun
powder from tbe desk in his little office,
mixed a portion of it with water and
spreading it on bis wrist began to prick
the flesh with a surgical needle. "That's
how I marked the M," he continued. "It
looks large now, but in twenty years it
will have grown very small."
"Are you io the habit of tattooing in
fants?" was asked.
"This is the first time I ever attempted
It," was the reply. "The case happened
to fall into my hands aud I— well, I wanted
to be able absolutely to identify the baby
when she grew to be 18 or iy years old.
We never can tell what may come in the
future and 1 keep a record of every patient
that comet into my bands. Here is this
Again tbe physician rose from his chrir
nnd this time opened a large ledger in
which he pointed to a page hastily scribbled
in pencil where be would not permit the
interviewer time to "read anything but a
arse capital "M" and tne words, "brand
of baby."
"And it is for your own reference only
that you keep this?" was asked.
"iintireiy," replied Dr. Griffitb, eagerly.
"For whom should I have branded the j
baby but for my own purposes of idectifi- !
cation ? The ca6e wai plated entirely in
my own hands to ao what I thought best
with. The mother had gone out of tbe
city, to her home in the country, and so 1
tattooed the baby to identify it. No one
else had anything to do with i;."
The physician's over-eagerness to take
all, every bit of the responsibility of
branding the child upon his own shoul
ders, would have led even the mo9t confid
ing of mortals to suspect that there was a
desire to shield a third person behind the
zeal with which he over-acted his part. It
was Boniethi:)g quite uuique to find a man
who has terformed a criminal act gush
ingly acknowledging to a newspaper repre
sentative that he, and no one else, was re
sponsible lor it.
Having divulged all be intended to
about ttie tattooing Dr. Griffith poured
out bis woes about the manner in which
hehad been misrepresented by some por
tions of the local press. "They said I
could not look a man square in the face,"
he said, fixing his large blue optics square
on his visitor. "Why. people complain
that I look at them too much ; they say it
is embarrassing. Then my 'greasy coat'
is this a greasy coat? It is the one I had
on when i was interviewed yesterday.
And my slippers with holes in them. 1
only have one pair of slippers in the world
and I wore them when I was interviewed
yesterday. I will show you— yes, hero
they are," and the physician pounced
upon a pair of elegantly embroidered slip
pers of the kind that pale young curates
are in the habit of receiving from their
fair admirers.
"1 twisted the fringe on my sofa," con
tinued tbe maligned man sadly. "Come
into tbe parlor and I will show you that
there is no fringe on the sofa."
Just as the parlor was reached and a
lounge of .Spartan simplicity was being
pointed out Mrs. Aurelia Griffith, the
physician's mother, entered the room.
At the came moment the doctor was sum
moned to an adjoining apartment to visit
a pationt, and Mrs. Griffith took up the
thread of conversation about the case,
acknowledging frankly, when asked the
question, that the tattooiog had been done
at the desire and in the presence of the
child's mother. "What object would my
Bon have had h branding the infant?" sue
In answer to the remark that Dr. Griffith
told a different story his mother exclaimed
bitterly: "Ye?, be is shielding that poor
girl, but I do not want to have anything to
do with it. If he chooses to get into
trouble to help her it is not my place to
interfere. I will say nothing— nothing."
At this point tho three officers arrived to
arrest Dr. Griffith, who walked into the
room, indignantly exclaiming: "This is a
case of blackmail. What have 1 done to
be arrested?"
On being persuaded to read the warrant
it soon became apparent to the tattooing
physician what be bad done. It was
when the officers were preparing to walk
him off thai lib mother's anxiety got the
better of her desire to keep his couusel.
"Why won't you tell who wished it done?
Oh, you know what I mean by 'it,' " she
exclaimed almost in tears. "Give me
leave 1 1 speak."
But her soa refused to understand her
appeal as utterly as if she had spoken in
an unknown tongue. Ha devoted his at
tention entirely to resisting the desire ol
tbe officers to search the house on the
ground that 1050 McAllister street was tiis
mother's and not his residence.
Mrs. Griffith strenuously backed up this
statement, and finally the doctor was led
to the City Hall without any search being
The baby, warmly wrapped, Jgentiy cod
dled and carefuly fed from a nuraing
bottle, seems fairly comfortable in its new
home. But its complexion has puzzled the
good sister and her associate nurse*. The
color of the child's skin is deciledly jaun
diced, of a rich yellowish hue, and its little
eyes have a peculiar slant to their out
lines. This has to some extent created
the suspicion that there may be Mougo
lian blood in its veins. Dr. K. H. Clement,
who is tbe regular medical attendant at
the Sheltering Arms, gives it as his opin
ion that the strange hue of yellow blend-
ing is due to imperfect circulation of the
blood, and that the giant of the eyes will
disappear when their dark-blue depths
shall have been opened more regularly to
the light of day. He stated yesterday that
while the child's appearance in a measure
indicated Mongolian ancestrvi there was
nothing by which to positively decide this
matter, negatively or affirmatively, at this
time. Age and growth were the only
means for a positive assertion on that
While the parentage of the child is still
a matter of speculation only to those not
Immediately connected with its birth,
there are circumstances which seem to
form a series of links that may not be very
difficult to connect. The li; tie waif was
born under circumstances of mystery and
conditions of secrecy, She is the first
chapter in a romance of human life that
may be attended by tragedy and untold
sorrow and pain. Her life— still encom
passed within the narrow limits of three
weeks— has the elements of romance in a
measure more generous than falls to the
average character in weird and fanciful
fiction. Born without a name— ushered
into the world under pledges of secrecy —
branded for future identification. What a
splendid beginning for a web of thrilling
There are reasons for believing that the
abandoned child has parents who soar high
in the social atmosphere of wealth and re
finement, and whose names — if legitimately
applied— would give the little waif envi
able prestige among her fellows in the
years that are tv come. And it is prob
able that the heartless mother, who per
mitted tne maltreatment of her babe by
Dr. Griffith and then abandoned it. will
soon be located and called upon to justify
her deed.
Three months ago an elegant equipage—
a carriage with a richly embossed mono
gram on each side— stopped in front ofVbe
Sheltering Arms and a handsome and
elegantly dressed young lady entered the
house. She asked for Sister Julia, who
soon received the visitor in her customary,
straightforward wanner and asked what
was wanted.
The young lady was very much em
barrassed and hesitated for some moments
| before she made her errand known. Finally
she came directly to the point and said she
| wanted to be taken into the infirmary in
i anticipation of an event which was due to
take place three months later. In short, she
expected to become a mother without hav
j ing the sanction of law to be such, and
i she wanted to come, Dass the critical time,
and then leave her child if it should live.
"I will Day you any amount you may
name," she stfd to Sister Julia, as she
toyed with some valuable jewels that
adorned her dress. "All 1 ask is absolute
secrecy as to my indentity and my
purpose in coming here. I have selected
my physician— Dr. Griffith— whose ser
vices 1 desire during my illness. 1 shall
pay him, of course, nside from whatever
I pay you."
Bat the proposition did not meet with
j full favor from Sister Julia In spite of its
apparent liberality. The good sister has
notions, of her own, and stands close by
i them at all times. She knew nothing of
the Dr. Griffith referred to, and declined
to have him attend any one in her house.
"You can have Dr. Griffith attend you If
want to," replied Sister Julia,"but not in
my house. I never beard of bim, and
know neither good nor bad of him. I se
lect physicians for all cases of trouble and
sorrow that come under my roof."
The young lady seemed considerably
taken aback at this announcement.
"1 was told that 1 could have any physi
cian I desired." she said after a pause.
"Who told you that?" asked Sister Julia.
"The person who sent me here; who
recommended your place to ma."
"And who was that, pray?" the sister
For answer the lady said:
"Do you remember little Lonis Hall, a
boy who was with you for a time? Well,
his mother told me to come here and ar
range matters with you. I am sure it
would be all right if you would let me se
lect my own physician and I will pay you
any sum you may see fit to name."
But Sister Julia was obdurate. She de
clinod to make any concessions whatever
in regard to the running of her establish
ment. The result was that the young
woman departed and was seen no more at
tbe Sheltering Arms.
"But I expect to see her again." said
Sister Julia when seen and interviewed
yesterday. "I am almost sure that it is
the same woman who in the mother of this
branded child. The time corresponds, and
the connection with Dr. Griffith and bis
statements concerning the case all
tend to show that my suspicions
are well founded. I do not know
the young lady's name. I know
she was not married at that time, for she
told me so. But I shall soon locate her.
Through little Louis Hall and his mother,
who 1 v« in a stately mansion iv Oakland,
i shall find the mother of tbe abnndoned
chiiu. I want to see this Dr. Griffith prop
erly punished for the cruel branding of the
Infant, and 1 also waat to see the mother
do justice to the little waif so far as she
can. I nave no desire to drag her name
into print or herself into court, but right is
right and justice must prevail. To-mor
row I shall go out to a certain elegant
home in the Western Addition, and there 1
expect to find the mother of tbe child
—or, at lt-ii-t, I shall learn where that
mother can be found."
General McCoiub, secretary of the So
ciety for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Ci.ildreo. had taken the matter of the
branded chili in hand yesterday and would
have secured Dr. Griffith's arrest had noi
the Police Department worked up the
Early yesterday morning Captain Lees
detailed detectives to investigate the roys
teiy of the crime of branding, as well as to
ascertain the identity of tbe cuild's mother.
The latter was tbe most difficult task, as
there was nothing to work upon, except
the possible statement of Dr. Griffith, who
might give tbe right name, a fictitious
uauie or no name at all, just as would best
suit him.
But Sister Julia feels certain she is on
the right track and may give valuable as
sistance to the Police Department.
At half-past 6 o'clock last evening Dr.
Griffith's mother appeared at the prison
and presented a bond for $1000 which had
been accepted by Police Judge J oachimsen.
Dr. Griffith then left with his mother,
who ever since his arrest had been untir
ing in her efforts to have him released as
soon as possible.
Mrs. Griffith is tbe principal of the
Golden Gate Primary School. According
to what the detectives engaged in tbe case
learned yesterday Dr. Griffith has had
rather an adventurous career. Some years
go he was in Shanghai, China, and there
met the woman whom he afterward mar
ried. She was a missionary there, and
recirrocated the doctor's affection. They
had one child, but did not live happily to
gether. About two months a^o the Grif
fiths had a falling out, she declaring that
tbe doctor was wild at times in his actions
and threatened her lite. After she left
him some of her friends git up a subscrip
tion aud sent her back to China, where
she now is.
The doctor himself refuse* absolutely to
discuss anything in connection with his
domestic nffairs.
It was also learned by the detective? last
evening that the mother ot the branded
baby had b 3 eu an inmate of the doctni'g
house until yesterday afternoon at half
past 1 (.'clock. Her identity is something
which is not yet established, but the oe
tectives are following up several clews. A
servant-girl who is employed in the house
stated tnat the mother of the baby came
there about two weeks aso. and until
seven days ago was attended !>y a nurse.
The girl, however, did not know who
the woman wae, but added that she was
about 19 years b! age.
It is al-o claimed that the doctor's sister
is Mrs. Hanchette, wife of the Ilanchette
who at one time was employed on the Los
Angeles Herald, and who disappeared
from Cntcago about three year* ago. He
has never been heard of since, although
search has been made in several Eastern
The Cruiser Olympia Soon
in Commission.
To Be Dispatched Immediately to
Chinese Waters— An Army
of Men at Work.
The efforts of the United States Navy
Department toward increasing the force
in Chinese waters has resulted in t.'ie hur
ried completion of the 5800-ton cruiser
Olympia. which will soon be delivered at
Mare Island t.) tbe Government, and as
early as her complement of 400 sailor*,
marines and officers can be provided will
be dispatched to the scene of the present
conflict to re-enforce the miner out-of
<lat>- navy which is now looking after the
interests of the citizens o( the United
States in those troublous climes. The tur
ret armor, for which the contractors have
waited for uver two years, has finally ar
rived, and now an army of workmen is
employed i izht and day in placing the
armor, fixing the electric lights, installing
the gun mounts, building the magazines
and fiaUhinK the wood work in so com
plete condition that when the Olympia is
delivered at Mare Island a few weeks
hence there will be left nothing to do but
to ship her armament and crew aboard
preparatory to taking her place as tbe
flagship of the Chinese squadron.
Tbe armament of the Olnnpia consists
of four 8- neb gun«, ten 5-inch rapid -finug
guns, fourteen 6-inch, besides ihe ones
provided for the military masts. Her tor
pedo equipment will be put aboard at
Mare Island. ThG Olympia has been
about three and a half years under con
struction at the Union lrou Works and
compared with the Charleston, the first
cruiser turned out at the works, is over
twice as Urge.
Tbe battleship Oregon is still waiting
for her side armor, but a larg* force is
hard at work cnniDlnting her inside
works. The Olymma is the crsiok cruiser
of the United States navy and will cost
the Government over $2,000,000 when
For hi Campo.
To-morrow those who seek a day's rec
reatioo outside Use limits of the city will
have an opportunity trt enjoy one at El
Cainpo. The fine steamer Ulcinh will
make four trips there. A trip by the
early boat and the return by the lust hut
one boat from £1 Cair.io after having
spent a few hours under the irees is most
German-American Independents.
A meeting of German- American citizeDS
is calied for Tuesday evening next at 8
o'clock, at Otio Norman's Hall. Bush
street, for the purpose of forming a party
that will indorse and snppurt the best men
for the various offices in the municipal
election regardless of politics.
Free Sugar.
Are Ulriug
Very Reliable Stores for
How Kind He Was to Poor
Dick Jessup.
They Amounted to $80,000 in
Two Years.
They Say It Was W ith Tears in His
Eyes He Took the Heir's
Entire Fortune.
Senator Jerry Mahoney has not yet re
covered from the blow to his health the
action of the ill-advisea heelers and toughs
gave it. Never for a moment did he sus
pect that the keepers of dives aud the
rounders in saloons ;iud the men who were
accused of retailing tne judicial ermine
would be so incoiis derate as to rush in
and nominate him for Senator, when he
and they well knew that ail tiie good peo
ple in tho town were only waiting for the
chance to do him this honor. It not only
shattered his health, but it hurt his repu
But it's a long lane that has no turning,
an ill wind that blows no one good, and
out of the sickness of heart and the shat
tering to health may yet come some bene
fit. The righteous triends of the impec
cable Senator have sorrowed for days at
the blow that fell to his lor, and have been
casting around for ways Hint means to
assuage his grief. At I tst they have hit
upon toe very thine. There is heard the
crying of the shibboleth in the land and a
beatiug of the loud timbrel; there are
shouts of "Lung live Jeiry the Pure?"
"Well done, Mahoney, impeccable Sena
To make the sorely wojnde.l man forget
the injuries he has received it has been
decreed by the people that the most feas
ible method is to recite for his benefit the
history of his tood deeds in the past. So
around the bedside where hi* sick mind is
enveloped iv masses of crackei ice the ear of
the impeccable Mahoney ui;>y gather in the
sweets of recollection. Primarily, Jerry
the pure, Mahouey, the impeccable Sena
tor, has been above all else charitable, and
his greatest charity was the Jessup na^e.
An:i the recital of his disinterested
philanthropy to the unfortunate heir,
Dick Jessnp, has been decided upon by the
people, who clamor f ( r his re-election to
the Senate, as the thiim that would i lease
him most.
"Do you remember the JessuD Cfise,
Senator?" is the form of greet ng which
each will address to the Seuator as he
meeis him on the street to-day, and they
will expect him to smile in return.
But th«»y will wait in vain, lie will not
smile. Later 00, altliouni) the impeccaHe
Senator is a religious wan, it is quite
probable he will be swearing at the con
stant calling up of that, matter, but it is
only his overweening philanthropy that
compels him. It chides him that others
should not have forgotten what he has
long ago tried to forget, and be swears only
nt the obstinate recollections that insist on
heaping encomiums upon his head.
Does he remember the Jessuo case ?
What a foolish question that is. Of course
he does. Young, simple-hearted, half
witted Dick Jessup was picked up from
the gutter by Mahoney, good angel that he
wa«, and told that he was heir to a fortune.
Tne heart of the kind, benev* lent Mahoney,
who once adored little children oi his own,
went out to tba io r boy, and he said lo
hi'iiseif, "I will make his years pleasaut for
So he bought him a package of ciear
ette:-, and the waif was immediately at
tracted to Mahoney. He did more. He
hunted up au nttorn^y, and, putting
the case of Diet Jessup in bit
hands, started Fortune's wheel a-roli
;ng in the right direction. The
immediate consequence of a cood action
followed. No sooner bad young Jessup
blown a couple of clouds of life-giving
cigaretta smoke under his hat ihan he
manifested a desire to desert Mahoney, so
that it was necessary for 'he latter to watch
him like a hawk. But he did it without
a murmur, as in- considered a guol action
well begun worth the pursuing. lie tried
every means known to men and detectives
to interest the, half-witted young waif,
and finally succeeded with a big brass
badge, on which was engraved the word
"Manager," followed immediately by his
installation tn Mahoney's office in that
And there the poor, half-witted boy &at
from morn till night, day after day, twirl
ing hi* thumb?, smoking the cigarettes
which Malioney supplied mm. and building
all sorts of castles.
Wasn't that good of the kind-hearted,
benevolent, imppcnble Senator Mahoney,
Jerry the pure? Now, rsally, wasn't it?
And, mind you, lie was all this time out in
the streets hunting up evidence to put the
boy in the possession of riches. Later, he
went into the courts and fought for him
and finally won.
But during all this time he was com
pelled to keep his eye on young Jessup.
The poor, h:*lf- w itted waif, who was ut
terably ine«r>uble of meeting t!ie storms of
iife 01 battling against the cunning of
scheming men, did not appreciate the
philanthropy being expended in bis be
half and constantly manifested a desire to
escape lrom his benefactor. So patent did
this desire become that the benevolent
Mauoney was compelled to devote his en
tire attention to looking: after his protege
ami, when his Senatorial duties called him
to Sacramento during the legislative term,
he took young, simple-minded Jessup
with him ami procured him a position as
watchman in tne Senate, so that he could
keeu a fatherly eye on him.
At last, after two years of waiting, vic
tory parched on the banner of Mahoney
and the courts decided that young Jessup
was the heir to about 880,000. How
Mahoney rejoiced for the heir's sake, and
how simple-minded young Jessup rejoiced,
and both rejoiced together. It looked like
a never ending joy, but it wasn't. The
stern courts, which award impartially tj
every man wh.tt is his due, insisted that
the benevolent Mahoney turn in a bill
against the estate. With tears in his eyes
and his bearstrings wrung with sorrow,
the upright M ihoney begged of his attor
neys that they might find some loopuol*
through which he could escape this unpal
atable tisk. His philanthropy, he urged
them, impelled t;im to turn over every cent
to the half-witted young man, and he
iioped they would exhaust every means in
their power to relieve him of the disagree
able duty of presenting a bilL
They exhausted all, all the means they
could, but the. courts were inexorable, and
with sighs and grunnlngs of spirit M;
honev proceeded to itemize. It was along
and arduous task, but, upright man that
be was and is, he set to it manfully. The
courts had requested a bill, and he pro
posed, much as ne hated to take one cent
from the poor, weak young man, to le:
not one single item escape. And not one
lie charged him up for every glance of
bis eagle eye, for every box of the fleeting
cigarette and for every puff of every cue
in every box thereof, and, at last, he com
pleted the bill and it was presented, and,
although some enemies of M -.honey's tried
to question his oil), it whs finally passed.
bo it transpired that after all had been
settled, the attorneys satisfied, and Ma
honey had paid the cigarette bills, there
was about $5000 left to young Jessup < ut
of an estate of §80,000. But just at this
point the latent goodness in the young
man's character showed itself for the hrst
time. In one graceful, little act he showed
that he fully appreciated all the philan
thropy and fatherly kindness of Ma
honey, the pure. Fully aware that his
tieuefactor had nothing for all his two
years of trouble after paying for his cigar
ette bills, he turned over to him the re
maining $5000. That is. he didn't turn it
over to Mahoney, for simple as be was he
knew that that great and good man would
refuse it with scorn. He tun;ed it over to
Mrs. Mahoney, and with his last Dox of
cigarettes in his pocket drifted out into
the world to wander no one knows whither.
Poor, i-imple- minded Dick Jessup. With
a brain utterly incapable of coping with
scheming men, it was well for him he was
luiky enough to find such a benevolent
man m Mahoney — a man who cried salt, bit
er tears as he was compelled to take about
$40,000 fiom the poor boy for a two-year
cigarette bill. Ii was also noble of him to
present his benefactor with his last $5000.
That is a general history of one of the most
charitable acts the philanthropic Mahoney
has ever committed, and it is of it that Vn<
uood and true voters of San Francisco
propose to remind him. hoping it will
cheer him up alter the shock the di»e
keepers aud saloon-rounders gave him the
other day. Of course some carping evil
minded persons, satisfied with nothing and
having a special d sl.ke to the pure meth
ods of the purer .Jerry, who say he was
the author of nil nerous "cinch" bills from
which he i routed, will point out that be
paid too much for young Jeßsup's cigar
ettes. It is even likely that some of them
will go so far as to say they didn't cost
anywhere near that much und thai he
pocketed the difference. But lei them
figure it out. Four packages of cigarettes
a day, which is twice as many as any
smoker could comfortably consume, would
amount to 20 eenls (J^ssup preferred those
costing 5 cents a packacc). Well, 20 cents
(i day for two yeare just amounts to $40,
--000, doesn't it, Mr. Mahoney, the pure, the
im peccable, the benevolent?
Ye«, and further, if the critics who
carp car" to receive another stunner let
tnem imagine what would have b> e:i the
consequeuees to Mahoney had his beuevo
-1 nre led him to buy cig tiettes for such h
young man in these days uf the tobacco
trust. He would have to go down in his
pocket fee half of {.SO. OOO more, and he
would have had youug Jessup in bis debt
fu.iy 185,0001 with no chance of reimburse
Yes, indeed, Mr. Mahoney took chances,
without the hope cf reward either, mind
yea. Now, whnt do the critics who charge
h m with engineering cinch bill-* j-ay to
thai? >«~.>thing — of course not. The cal
culation is unanswerable. Doubters, fi>;un
it nut for yourselves.
Twenty cents' worth of cigarettes a day
for two years is just $40,000.
And when Maaoney gave him the laM
package ii is whispered about in certain
circles be turued to him and said:
''Go, Dick; go out into the world and
show tueni that you are a man. I will
start you wl'.h a package of cigarettes, but
that is the last you get from me. I have
been reading lately in the medical journals
that cigarettes are bud for the health. Go,
and may fortune stoile on you!"
There was a tear in his weather eye as
the slim figure of the youug man vanished
around tlie nearest corner, and with a con
sciousness in his heart that if there was
none of the $80,000 to go to the h>ir he
would at least not die from < igarette-
Mnokiog. Xo, not that; he could starve,
but not cigarettes— never. '
Can the ill-advised actions of dive
keepers and saloon-rounders and men
who are charged with attempting to sell
the judicial ermine hurt the reputation of
a pure, clean, nice old party Uko Maho
ney? N"..t in a thousand years. It is ail
well enough for them to cla*ra that he is a
bosom friend of theirs; that he clasps
their hands and takes sniftois with them
whenever he meets them. That is all well
enough, and the pure and spotless Maho
ney wiil probably not care to deny it, but
it is a well-known fact that he despises
the lower orders and hankers in his soul
of s..uls to train with none but the good.
He is constantly on the lookout for
young men be can benefit as he benefited
Dick Jessup, and he would probably audit
their bills as scrupulously.
A vote for Mohoney Is n vote for purity.
What? Are there still doubters? Are
there some who think he il u»ced young
Jessup? Well, you never can satisfy
some people.
News Received by the City of Syd-
ney— Notes.
Further particulars of the death of
United States Consul Pollock of San Sal
vador reached here yesterday by the
steamer City of Sydney from La Libertad.
Consul Pollock and his wife both died of
the coast fever, and not of tne yellow
fever as was iir-u reported. The deceased
leaves two little children, wbo are to be
cared for at San Salvador City until their
ii I v.i vps can be heard from.
Captain Joseph T. Burton, who is to
command the little missionary schooner
Evanelia, was once th« skipper of a British
barkentine, Alpha. He rescued the crew
or tlie l'»ii'i>ii bark Pandora in the early
p;- t of 1862. for wbicii act he was pre
sented with a silver mounted marine glass
by tan British Government. He has pre
served the glass carefully and carries it
with h'lii every trip to sea that he makes.
The Evanelia will probably sail Monday.
Besides Captain Burton ami h « wife, a
Mr. Scotr, Frederick Xelnian, Mr. Davis
and Mr. and Mrs. Case will take passage
in the vessel.
Special Officer Fitzgerald has broken up
a gang of "pirates" that have been trou
bling people in the vicinity of the Oregon
Improvement Company's bunkers, on
Beal" street He has succeeded in send
ing two of the offenders to jail for sixty
days each.
The Divorce Court.
Judee Slack lias granted Marie Mlson a
liivorce from George F. Nilson on the
groand of habitual intemperance. There
Is some community property, which the
Judge ordered to be at once divided be
tween husband and wife.
Mrs. N l>ui» is a masßcuse, and com
plaint that by reason of tier husband's in
temperance she had been compelled f < r
some time to work deatnly hard iv order
to support the family.
Since the Year One
There has not been a sale of furniture and car*
pets at wlucL prizes have cone as low a* at ihe
"closinc nut sale" of Hie Chicago Clock Com
pany, 16^2 Market street. Can you afford to
stay away? •
Bind your portfolios tit genuine Mysell-Rollins'
bindings, 021 Cl*y street.
DRY GOODS. ___-__-_ _
I 937, 939, 941 Market Street, I
S . San Francisco. |
937, 939, 941 Market Street,
San Francisco,
Ves+erfl $\ v !
JL tWI %rEC^ V ®
I European Novelties in Ladies' 8
I Neckwear, imported since August !
I 28th, when most of the provisions |
I of the new tariff law went into
I effect, and priced accordingly. j
BEAUTIFUL COLLARETTES, made of Silk Crepe or Satin 1
jy and trimmed with Oriental, Irish Point and Chantilly i
< Laces. The very newest creations of the French millin- 1
3 ers; evening colors and* for street wear ; exclusive styles, 9
tl from $1.00 up. 1
.1 LACE COLLARS, Point d'lrlande, ecru color, the novelty of j
I the season, $1.00 to $3-25 each ; cost you more elsewhere. j
B f
I LADIES' BOWS, Silk Crepe, in many pretty colors and black, 1
;p trimmed with various dainty laces; stylish and inex- 1
4 pensive — 40c each. V I
I LADIES' HANDKERCHIEFS— A great collection to choose I
j3 from — best of the cheapest kinds, most expensive kinds |
\ white, scalloped and embroidered, from 6]c to $3.50 each ; 3
J hemstitched linen, 15c up ; drawn work, 75c up. 1
j LADIES' GLOVES— carry the famous "Trefousse" and 1
I "Jouvin" makes ; none better produced in the world. \
% Also many other popular makes, in all styles and newest |
-? colorings for street and evening wear. This is one of our j
"I "money saving" departments. \
''• ' * j
I UNDERWEAR AND HOSIERY— Ours is said to be the largest I
stock in Frisco. We don't know if it's so, but we can I
5 • promise you a splendid assortment to choose from, all %
£ grades, at lower prices than you can buy the same goods S
# for elsewhere.
1^%,%%%%^^-aasßaga^ii 11 11 i^^wwißfltfffp^in m i^i^^^^
Will be
If on
That Shirt
I his mark
You see.
■T TRADE •jl
1 IA! B X
I MARK. f ■
Low Priced,
And right
From top
To tail.
You want.
White or
All Dealers Sell Them.
FACTORY: Cor. Gough and Grove Sts. »*W**
I ('
I You often hear of other extracts which ( '
( i claim to be "Just as good" as I 1
( . . ('
i; Liebig |;
|| Extract of Beef, |;
V bat these claims only call attention to ,'
'1 . the fact tnattde Company's Kxtract /
I 1 for quality. ( ,
■ oc7 ly wesa
J. eyes and fit them to Spectacles or Eyeglasses
with - instruments of his own invention, whose
superiority has not been equaled. Mr success has
: bean due to the merits of my wort
Office Hours— l'Jto 1 c. m. "
filth Bitters
VffWwHu^V The Oreat Mexican Remedy.
xL' Sf3R£Sxii£>/ Given health and strength i»
3^g^ me ttexual OrK»n»"
j»i«fl* -— — a«ut.suxtt)utst.&iL<
The streets where high,
rents make high prices.
A block or so will take
you to 750 Mission St.—
and what is there
Well, for instance—
This sideboard, antique
oak and bevel glass,
$ I and the same sort
of big values on each of
our five floors.
Coming to-day?
750 Mission St.
- - ■ ■ ■ »*W«
W. L. Douglas
€£BJ<f^i? IS THE BEST.
Mgf. . % $ 5 - 0 FINE CALf & KAN6AHDa
%-. : r M * 3.5? P0L1CE.3 Soles.
SS^&ir*t <?S?*2.WORK!NGMEN(;
I^l - ; ''„ \ 1 *^ EXTRA. FINE. ™*
:^o^^L -LADIES*
• J^P^! s^^ST^ M.
®h»»^ rw# *-• DOUGLAS,
- 'J^r^-^W.. 1 - BROCKTON, MASS.
Yon can save money by purchasing W. L.
Donslas Shoe*,
Because, we are the largest manufacturers of
advertised shoes in the world, and guarantee
the value by stamping the name and price on
the bottom, which protects you against high
prices and the middleman's profits. Our shoes
equal custom work in style, easy fitting and
wearing qualities. We have them sold every-
where at lower prices for, the value given than
any other make. Take no substitute. If your
dealer cannot supply vim, we can. Sold by
B. KATSCHINSKI . . . .7TT. ..*....... 10 Third St.
R. PAHL ■.:-.: .......:. 824KearnvSt.
SMITH'S CASH 5T0RE....... 418 Front St"
M. MILLER & C 0....... .2149 Mission St.
D. DONOVAN .'. .... . ... .:...... 1412 Stockton St.
. Jy4 WeSa44t
eIea ana renovated. KINO, WARD & GO
European plan. Rooms 50c to $1 5o per day $>
to $8 per week, »8 to *30 per month; Tree baths-
hot and cola water every room ; tire amtes la everr
room; elevator runs all night. • tel 7 WeSaSu ly

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