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lses, things aTe shifting- all about, and
horses, to their sorrow,
iAren't sure when they lie down at night
they'll have a job to-morrow.
iWi'th cycles coming, more and more,
and everywhere the trolley,
It's quite enough to make a horse feel
The outlook for the noble beast is grow
ing gloomy, very;
It's true he still is hauling folks out to
But when he views the drift of things
it won't be long, he feels,
Till the hearse is a "motorcycle," and
the mourners all ride wheels.
—L. A. Yv. Bulletin.
• * *
An individual's character always
Btamps itself upon what he is intimate
ly associated with, and while a man's
•habits can be told by the clothes he
■wears, so always does the bicycle he
Tides gives an indication of his general
characteristics. A man who takes a
.pride in his personal appearance, and
5s careful in his habits, generally takes
good care of his wheel; or, if he were
riding a horse, the horse would be found
to be carefully groomed and the har
ness kept in perfect -order. (»n the other
band, a rider of a dirty machine is
a slouch generally. Therefore, keep
your machine clean; no skill is required,
merely a little care. A careful horseman
•will constantly watch his equip
ment examining from time to time the
buckles, straps, etc., to see that they are
fin perfect order. In the same manner a
careful wheelman see.-- that the bear
ings are kept perfectly adjusted, al
though he should not attempt any me
chanical work that be does not under
stand It is cheaper to take the wheel
to the repair man than to experiment
■with it without a perfect knowledge of
the manner in which it is put together.
The bearings need thorough lubrication,
and by thorough lubrication is meant
nor is it necessary to oil them for every
ride. Also keep the chain thoroughly
free from dirt and well covered with
rraphlte and once in a while go over
every screw and nut to see that they
ails insures comfort and freedom from
annoying little accidents. Your wheel
is a very generous friend and rewards
you for a little attention a thousand
* * *
Bicycle etiquette is simple, having for
its basis the thoughtful consideration
An all-important rule is to always
offer assistance to a dismounted wheel
man or wheelwoman who appears to be
In difficulty of any kind. Women, if I
the naradox be permitted, put them
8' Ives on the same footing as men when
they mount the wheel, and are bound
to encounter practically the same con
ditions; but> f or all that, no man will
teaies that she should receive under any
She will need assistance frequently.
TVm't up a niil just because you
il le to do it when the woman Whose
" l i s are weaker, and who is prob
ably riding a heavier wheel, is obliged
X Some men are fond of displaying be
fore women their prowess in that direc
t ; «?he will admire you much more
i'" instead of waiting at the top of the
hill for her, you dismount and assist her
It is the duty of the men in a party
fe see that the women get out of the
trip as much enjoyment as possible.
L.i ♦ th ( . «nme time it is Incumbent
\ | c at tne* same uuk ««• »*»
, 5 n)en t, O trouble the men as
httte as they can. In following a nar
row path, permit the women to pre
* • •
At a corner if yo u sor " a P art >' °*
cv lists on the cross street, slow up a
Mt til you ascertain which of the
mible courses they mean to
a liirht turn to the left on your
take, a h chance to get
part gi\es tn< m » , » «
b • but too much would cut them off
* utfntf down the street up which
have come. In such eases it is
much better to slow up slightly than to
attemnt to "sprint" by.
v • p, amed to dismount. If you
Mttn runaway, a brass band, a lot of
MM .-n or a group Ot wheelmen, tilling
the street you wt» do better on the
ground rather than giving an exhibition
cf trick riding and fancy dodging.
In riding through city streets always
remember that, though the car you see
may be "oing away from you, and you
have Plenty of time to ret by the wagon,
«>, . other trade tome the other
i that if riding fast you may
vay, « t}me to ~! t, a r t h,.
foe it rarely happens that a man Of ■
-h -M comes out of a collision in better
Shape than the car.
. ,m -ia v ill adhere to these tules, so
far as'practicable, ih-r- will be fewer
-road bogs" among riders and an end
* • *
Coasting on bicycles promises to grow-
of diversion. Clu* contests an now a*i
the rage in the Empire State, prizes h
< „ as in a race. The 1 it man
Ing oil en v mm u»»
has a chance with his lean friend n
, 1i ,..-.«- rr , 1 ,
--\, * the feature ef a club run.
tw>n forms iv«- «•«»* . , . ...^. .
A long hill is chosen tho straighter
tetter, and the entrant that got s tne
furthest without removrng his feet
from the co-tcrs or sculling nnoymg
the forward wheel totheiright and left)
wins first priae. Probably the biggest
coasting event ever held will be that
now being promoted by the Metropoli
tan Association of Cycling Clubs of New
York City. It will take place August
15th on one of the hills on the Irving
ton-Milburn course in Jersey, made fa
mous by the great handicap held there
annually on Decoration Day. How r ever,
coasting on steep grades should never
be attempted, for when the rider has
no control of the pedals he or she is in
danger of serious accident.
* * *
At first the bicycle rider was hailed
by the farmers in the vicinity of New
York as a nuisance and a menace to
their interests. Now, however, he is fast
coming to be recognized as something
from which the farmer may derive a
good income. Sunday, which used to be
a day of rest to the rural dwellers, has
become one of bustling activity. Each
Saturday night many of them drive to
town and lay in a supply of lemons,
"soft stuff," cigars and ice, and their
kitchen table, taken out in the front
yard, ami ready for the thirsty wheel
men coming their way. The more en
terprising have benches spread around
on the shady lawn, and they pick up
many a dollar from the young man and
his best girl, to whom such accommoda
tions are most welcome after a ride on
the hot, dusty road.—Boston Trans
* * *
The members of the National Cycle
Board of Trade are discussing the idea
of establishing a standard color for bi
cycles, and some interesting arguments
will doubtless result. Inasmuch as the
makers of cheap wheels may imitate
the enamel of the standard manufact
urers, a color which has established it
self like the wheels which bear it, is
open to some criticism. An argument
in favor of black is opposed by makers
who have a distinct color which charac
terizes the type of their wheels as much
as the name plate. Black enamel may
be used to a large exte-nt on some bicy
cles, but the of colors will pre
vail as long as the wheel lasts.
* * »
Tandems have become wonderfully
popular this year, and a new tandem
which has just appeared promises to be
mere popular than any of its predeces
sors. The little machine is known as the
"Juvenile/ Tandem," and the y-oungsters
ought to be happy. Many inquiries have
been sent to the makers this year for
a double machine, for the little folks,
bat the manufacturers have been so
busy turning out the regulation bicy
cles that they have not given the at
tention tc the matter that the demand
would seem to warrant. One firm has
taken the initiative, and has turned out
I a lot of these tandems and the wise
[ business policy which prompted this
! move is already apparent. The "Juven
| Bee" are made with 20, 24 and 20-inch
j wheels. The smaller tandems are listed
at $100, and tin- 26-inch wheels at £125.
» * *
Riders possessing a due regard for the
! rights and privileges of pedestrians
I never clang their bells unnecessarily. It
is sufficient for the careful, observing
! ( yclist to give timely warning only, not
I to ring his alarm after the occasion has
i passe-d, or in a hysterical manner when
Jit is too late. The wheeling critics of the
larger cities can best ecmiprehend this
statement. Take New Y"ork City for
[instance. Green cyclists run down pe
rdestrians almost daily there, and in nine
cases out of ten it develops that the
rider rang too late, forgot to do it, or did
it when too far away for his victim to
note the warning. Common sense will
j dictate when to ring and when not to
* * *
The woman novice rushes calmly into
j dangers which would make the hair of
old and experienced masculine riders
I stand on end. She knows practically
j nothing—that is, about bicycling—and
fears absolutely nothing. It is enough
to make one siiudder to watch the pro
gress of an inexperienced woman cyclist
through a street crowded with traffic.
! However, she seldom gets hurt, owing
! to the disposition of riders to give her
I the whole street. Her wild antics al-
I ways disappear with experience.
* * *
If I were a mule
Would dare to lash me through
A "dead tough" road,
YVith a great big load,
I'll tell you what I'd do;
I wouldn't crow
But I'd just lie low
And keep most mighty "mum"
When I'd kick his pants
Clear into* the kingdom come.
* * *
What a marked change there Is in the
' financial status of the racing men as a
. lass, wh<-n present conditions are con-
I trasted with those of last year. East
i year the cracks were* enjoying big sal
aries, their expences were freely paid
I and they were winning valuable prizes,
i This year the market is not nearly so
; good, and more than one man will fail
this year to make half the amount that
| he gathered in 1N95.
No doubt some of the machines 11st
( ing at (100 this year will be cata
j locoed at .$75 and fBS next season. It
is commonly believed in wheeling cir
j etes that the days of the $100 wheel
I have passed. To the keen observer it
is evident that there will always be
higher priced wheels, the same as there
j are higher priced hats, carriages, etc.,
,t> suit the various demands.
* « *
j "I'll tell you what." paid the brindle
And his mouth it watered much.
The f< ast I most of all prefer
Of a rounded lin.'i as I s<?e it swing
At the side of a flying wheel;
O. you bet, 1 never do a thing
To a staking Stuffed with veal!"
If you want to steer well !• t your eyes
meet the surface of the ground at a
point not b ss than thirty fe<-t ahead of
the bicycle. Many new riders fix their
gaze continually on a point immediate
ly ahead of their frr.nt wheel, and this
Is the chief cause of their wobbling.
■» * *
The still unsatisfied longing for hicy
cles was strikingly Illustrated in Pres
SACRAMENTO DAILY StTNDAT, JTJLT 1,2, 1896
que Isle, Me., the ether day. A man ad
vertised in the local papers to exchange
a bicycle for a buggy. When he arose
the next morning he found the whole
dooryard tilled with vehicles of all
kinds, from doctors' gigs to farm wag
ons, brought there by the prospect of
securing a bike.
* * #
Two dealers trading side by side,
One for his trade on ads. relied;
One to old fogy methods trusted;
The first one's rich, the other's busted.
—1,. A. W. Bulletin.
* * *
The sharp contrast of a spin on the
wheel, no matter how short, to the con
fined, close atmosphere of the oflice,
workroom or study, must be experi
enced to be realized.
* * *
"That hanging was half an hour be
'Yes. the Sheriff and the condemned
man got to talking about their bicy
* * *
Oh, fellow-men and brothers!
Could we but use the free
Advice we give to others,
How happy we should be.
» • *
San Francisco has enacted an ordi
nance which prohibits children under 0
years ..f age riding or being taken out
on a bicycle by their parents.
* * *
A lady may appear like a lady while
riding a bicycle just as well as when rid
ing in a carriage, if -she doesn't it isn't
the- fault of the bicycle.
• • •
Canvas cloth, fine woven wire and
tanned rawhide pat together and vul
canized, constitute material for a new
tire which has just been patented.
* * *
It is now a misdemeanor to throw
upon any road in New York State glass,
tacks or any sharp substance likely to
injure bicycle tires.
* * *
An Englishman named Jefferson has
started on a 6,000-mile bicycle ride to
Irkutsk, Siberia. His machine and bag
gage weigh sixty pounds.
Judicious cycling tends to keep the
cyclist perennially young, but indiscre
tion will make him prematurely old.
A boy can't get very close to evil com
panions while he is riding a wheel. —L.
A W. Bulletin.
* * *
The man who won't "turn out" on the
pul lie highway should be turned down.
* * *
Mud is only fit for politicians to
throw at each other. It makes a bad
* « *
Michael, the European champion,
uses a wheel geared to 112 inches.
FIELD TRIAL DERBY.
The entries for the Derby to be run on
January 18th next by the Pacific Coast
Field Trials Club closed last Wednes
day. The entries are just double that of
last year, being thirty-two in number—
eighteen English setters, twelve point
ers and two Irish setters. The English
C. L. Smith's orange and white bitr-h
Countess Rosey, by Harold —Champ.
Hermann Oelrichs' black, white and
tan dog Doc H., by Starlight W.—Sil
Wyatt Allen's black, white and tan
dog Eli, by Luke Jr.—Queen Zip.
Hugh Hopkins' lemon and white bitch
Sadie Hopkins, by Winfield Noble-
H. T. Payne's white and lemon bitch
Queen of c unts, by Harold —Champ.
H. T. Payne's white and lemon dog
Count Harold, same litter.
William H. Bryan's black, white and
tan dog Montezuma, by Merry Mon
J. H. de Ruyter's lemon and white
bitch Countess X., by Stamboul—Gladys
A. F. Loughborough's lemon and
white d -v OOcoa L, by Starlight W —
Dr. C. D. Brown's black and white
dog , by Pilot, Queen Zip.
T. J. Watson's blue belton dog Rod
cazter, by Sam Weller —Miss Alice.
T. J. Watson's black, white and tan
bitch Flashlight, by Starlight W.—
Ralnh B. Funk's lemon and white
bitch Stamboul's Queen, by Stamboul —
Max YVerner's blue belton dog Weer
■tet, by Stamboul —Diana G.
Henry W. Keller's black, white and
tan dog Fandango, by Eugene T —
W. B. I.' 9ter*S dog, name and breed
ing not given.
J. H. Sehumacher's dog, name and
breeding not given.
Captain A. C. Jones' bitoh, name and
breeding not given.
The list of pointers is as follows:
It. ,T. Widney'a liver and white dog
Don Graphic, by Donald's Hope—Lulu
F. D. I'.laek's black and white bitch
Topsy. by Bruner's Nig—Cricket.
A. T. Colvin's Ii nion and white bitch
V (V Lucas' lemon and white dog
Wicklow, by Bruce R. —Florie.
C. A. Halght's liver and white dog
Glen wood, by Gb :ibeigh—Lueinda.
Dr. F. W. Vey.vii:; kel's liver and white
dog Max, by Gk-nbeiph—Lassie.
It. C. Irvine's liver and white dog
Chirrmie Fa Iden, by Doc—Dede.
William Dormer's black dog Jim
Crow, by Old Black Joe I—Mono W.
Ge'.Vge W. Slack's black dog Joe S., by
J. F. Hughes' lemon and white dog
Yum, by Sankey—Francisca.
J F Hughes' lemon and white dog
Boeno, by Sankey—Franeisca.
C. M. Barney's liver and white dog
IT.id Bt< an. by Glenbeigh—Lucinda
The Irish setters are:
A. B. Truman's red bitch Lady Swiv
eler by Champ. Dick Swiveler —Light-
! >r. C. L. Browning's red dog Teal, by
on the Teutonic, which arrived in
New York on the sth. were .1. B. Elli
son and Mr. Dolan of Philadelphia and
Fred IV WTebster of San Francisco, who,
with George Work and Peter Morris,
W< at away on May 6th to shoot against
the crack Shots of the world, "in every
match in Paris and London, shooting
auainst fifty to eiirhty competitors from
t.- : .... Germany, Belgium, Italy, Aus
tria and England." said Mr. Ellison,
"the Yankees won more prizes than the
marksmen ef any other country.
"Each American won a number of
•v< nts With big moriey behind them. At
ii ~ L.ond< a Gun <"ub shoot out of sev
enty-five competitors there were three.
Anderson, an Englishman, Work and
\Y fester, tied for the $1,500 prize and
the cc.p. The money was divided
among them, but they shot off for the
cup, And< rson winning by a straight
re of 22, and Work and Webster both
missing the twenty-second bird."
\Y< (NDERFUL ANTLERS.
A most remarkable pair of deer
antlers is reported from Bellefonte, Pa.
A local paper got itself into disrepute
p. cause it said "a deer with twenty-
three prongs" had been killed in Cen
ter County. It had a photograph of the
head taken, and was no longer called
"fake." The antlers are twenty-six
inches long, spread sixteen inches, long
est prong eleven inches, and circumfer
ence of horn at burr six and one-half
inches, at the broadest place eight and
one-half inches, and the head and horns
weighed fifteen pounds.
The deer weighed 238 pounds. Three
prongs five inches long came out at
the burr of each horn. Eleven points
were on the left and twelve on the
right antler. It was killed by Robert
Mann. This deer differed greatly from
the one killed by Jeff Wolden of Wheel
ertown, Herkimer County, N. V., a year
ago. Wolden's buck weighed 190
pounds and had a head and horns that
weighed more than its body.
OBJECT LESSON IN SILVER.
How Free Silver Would Affect the
Wages of Workingmen.
W. E. Henry writes to ask the "Sun"
what would be the advantage to a
farmer in a silver-using country over a
farmer in a gold-using country in sell
ing his wheat abroad. Would there be
any advantage at all? As a matter of
fact, Indian wheat is not displacing
other wheat by reason of low price in
gold and we have yet to hear that Mex
ican farmers are prosperous. An ex
cellent answer is supplied by the sub
joined letter of M. H. Cone, address- .1
to Aldridge Young of this city, which
shows what workingmen will get for
wages when we reach the silver basis
by sanctioning the free coinage of sil
ver. It needs only to be added that the
Mexican dollar contains more silver
than the American dollar. Mr. Henry's
letter is as follows:
Roanoke, Va„ June 20, 1896.
Editor Baltimore "Sun": Will you
please answer through the columns of
your paper the following question:
If an American farmer and a Mexican
farmer each shipped to England 100
bushels of wheat and sold it there at the
market price, what would be the net
gain or proceeds of the sale to each in
dividual farmer under the present
standard of money value of each of the
three countries named?
Solid for gold. W. E. HENRY.
New York. June 26, 1896.
Aldridge Young—My Dear Sir: I omit
ted in replying to your letter of the 23d
inst. to mention the Mexican silver-dol
lar question about which you ask. I
am interested in some manufacturing
companies at Greensboro, N. G, and in
crder to give an object lesson to our
hands I bought here 1,000 Mexican dol
lars, weighing sixty-two pounds and
ci sting me $540. I personally paid the
S>4o and charged these various mills
fifty cents apiece, or $500, and let them
pay out to the hands two for a dollar,
as it would not have been right to
charge them more than fifty cents for
each, they being unable to realize more
than that for them at the Greensboro
It would seem that we are going back
to the middle ages, even to the dark
ages, if we should wish to adopt as our
standard of value a metal the weight of
which for $500 in value is sixty-two
pounds. Yours very truly,
MOSES H. CONE.
Mr. Cone's example shows what our
silver dollar is worth intrinsically what
it will be worth when not maintained
at 100 cents by the influence of the
$100,000,000 gold reserve at Washing
ton. His workmen fared better, how
ever, than they would under a real sil
ver regime. He gave two Mexican dol
lars for each dollar of wages due, but
under free coinage one legal-tender sil
ver dollar would do the work. He could
compel his hands to take the fifty-cent
dollar at a valuation of 100 cents, re
gardless of the fact that it might not
buy at that valuation. ( The purpose of
some silverites Is to put up prices of
farmers' products at the same time that
they put down the wages of farm hands.
Ex-Governor Boies argues for free coin
age on that basis. As a means of put
ting down wages to the Mexican rate
free coinage would no doubt be a suc
The Hideous Frizzed, Curled Bang
Still Has Full Sway.
Lady Helen Stewart, a fashion leader
of England, has decreed that society—
that is, the feminine element —must part
its hair on the side or expose the fore
head guiltless of coquettish curls, says
the Philadelphia Press.
And fashion—that is. in England—is
beginning to sway a bit in her '^^:-ction.
While the American girl would look
with horror on this unfeminine coiffeur
for her adoption, yet she gives a sigh of
relief when she thinks that maybe Lady
Helen's example will take effect among
the world of Britain's elect.
That frighful curled, fiizzed bang that
the Princess of Wales insists upon re
taining has spoiled the faces of many
women who might otherwise have been
I shall never forget once seeing a fa
mous English actress make her toilet
for a reception. She had invited me up
to her room. She was combing her mass
of yellow hair down over her eyes and
I thought it was only a trick of getting
her back hair out of tangles. Judge of
my surprise when she frizzed up this
mass with the comb as one does feath
ers with a knife and let it hang in front.
On went the ever-present English
toque over this heroic bang and I did
not wonder that the bellboys stared.
But she was only arranging her hair
as all of her set do. Therefore let every
lover of beauty hope that even the for
mality of Lady Helen's plain forehead
may make headway against the untidy,
unbecoming coiffeurs of the women of
the English nobility.
What a change the sleek, well-groom
ed head of the American girl must be
An Opinion on Currency.
"It's a great relief," remarked Me
andering Mike, "ter t'ink da dhere ain't
no call fur us ter worry 'bout de finan
cial policy of dis country."
"Still, ye can't help kinder t'inkin'
'bout 'em," replied Plodding Pete, " 'spe
cially when everybody- else is givin* 'em
selves up ter it. Right down in yer
heart. Mike, what metal de yer honestly
fSVor, gold or silver?"
"Neider," was the prompt response.
"Ez long ez beer is 5 cents a glass I
don't see no use er bavin' anyt'ing but
The cab drivers were exchanging an
ecdotes and opinions.
"We see er ter'ible lot o' human na
ture," remarked one of them.
"That's right. I kin tell whether a
man's er gentleman er not by lookin' at
"I kin judge better by 'is voice. Wen
T git to the end of a trip I listen sharp
an' if the party says, 'Here's dollar ex
tra for yourself.' I know then and there
that he's a gentleman."—Exchange.
Referred to That.
Briggs—The new preacher hesitates
Wagner —Yes. and he doesn't know
what to do with his hands.
Briggs —That's what I referred to—his
awkward pause.—Cle/eland Plain Deal
VOICE OF THE PRESS.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTERIOR CALI
Comments Upon Things Local, Gov
ernmental, Practical, Theoret
ical and Current.
Mail of Woodland: Whither are we
drifting, back to i860? The cry to "di
vorce" the West and South from the
East certainly has that meaning indi
rectly. The Southern leaders should be
unhorsed before they go too far.
WHAT WILL THEY DO?
Redding Free Press: The Millville
"Tidings" wonders what the Pops will
do if the Denis get away with the free
silver coinage question. We have also
given the matter some thought. The
published outline of the platform that
will be adopted at Chicago seems to
take the wind from the sails of the
Populist craft. In their declaration of
principles they out-Herod Herod.
When we reflect that Cleveland has
furnished the major portion of the re
cruits for the Populist army, and thai
two-thirds of the following of that
party, not office seekers, have joined
the movement because of their belief
in the free coinage of silver, it appears
to us that the Chicago Democratic plat
form will reclaim from the Populist
ranks many of the old Democratic
rank and file.
Visalia Delta: We have here the ca
pability to produce nearly everything
needed to wear and eat and to provide
most of the other articles in common
f use. If California manufacturers could
|be assured of the whole California mar
| ket, they and the people of this State
! could create a market for the raw
ptoducts of the State at home. More
than a million of dollars could thus be
saved to the State every week. If we
could do most of our buying and sell
ing at home we could keep here most
of the gold dug from our mines anil
use it in the development of the State,
which can support a population of
30,000,000 as well as 1,000,000, when its
latent resources are developed.
People, at least the American people,
think articles manufactured at a dis
tance —particularly so If at a great dis
tance —are better than anything that
can be made at home, and when they
have the money willingly pay fancy
prices for what can be duplicated at
home tn quality and at less expense.
The time when this foolish notion is
easiest got rid of is in periods of de
pression. We are a three years' journey
into such a period now, and thousands
of people are willing to give more than a
passing thought to questions of econo
my, whether domestic or political.
HOW THEY LOVE.
Alameda Argus: Bless us, how the
brethren do love one another! Here are
the Rev. Dille and Father Yorke scarify
ing each other through the public prints
in a way that is positively frightening.
They are both journeying to the same
heaven, too, and take frequent occasion
to admonish others whom they assume
are not making satisfactory progress in
their direction. They might with seem
liness be grateful to the worldly multi
tude that forms a barrier between them
and prevents their getting at each other.
Were it not for the unprofessional body
politic that insists on the peace being
kept, it is awful to think of what might
happen between warring saints like
Marysville Appeal: The singular sit
uation of the Democratic party at this
time is aptly illustrated by the story of
two Irishmen who occupied berths in a
sleeping car on one of our great railway
lines. A collision took place in the night
and confusion ensued. Both men dressed
hastily, and when they emerged from
behind the curtains, Pat, recognizing his
friend Mike, said to him, "Mike, are you
hurted?" "No," said Mike, who in his
haste to dress had gotten into his trous
ers with the hind part before, "I am not
hurt, but am fatally twisted."
The Democratic party, it is almost
needless to remark, is like unto Mike,
CUT IN TWO.
Oakland Tribune: A Pittsburg Dem
ocratic organ accuses the Republican
party of "closing down the tin-plate
mills and stopping work." That is worse
than the wolf in the fable, which ac
cused the lamb of standing in the
stream below and muddying the water"
that his wolfship was drinking. It has
been a question for some time whether
the tin-plate factories, built up by the
McKinley bill, could stand the cutting
in two of the protective rate which was
done by r the Wilson bill—especially as
the price of tin had been reduced a dol
lar a box by the American manufac
turers. It is the uncertainties of the
future that has caused the suspension.
To manufacture goods, paying in gold
for labor and material, and selling for
."b-eent dollars would break up any en
Marysville Democrat: The laws of
lSt;2 to l.N7!> placed the Treasury notes
of the United States in the hands of the
soldiers and all other employes of the
Government at par, but the purchasing
power in California was only about one
half the face value. Then the Legisla
ture of this State enacted a law which
was known as the Specific Contract Act,
providing for all contracts to be payable
in gold coin of the United States. And
this would be the result if a cheap silver
coin is forced upon the people, as every
corporation or person has the
right to make contracts. Then we con
clude that the people are competent to
determine what is best for themselves
when a proposition such as this is
placed before them and they will reject
Alameda Telegram: The Democrats
are making an attempt to evade the
tariff issue, which, under the Demo
cratic administration, brought upon
the country a financial panic. The
people, however, will not permit them
eelves to be deceived by this evasion.
Protection will restore prosperity.
A COMMENDABLE PLANK.
Oakland Inquirer: "We proclaim our
unqualified condemnation of the unciv
ilized and preposterous practice well
known as lynching and the killing of
human beings suspected or charged
with crime without process of law."
The above is from the Republican
platform, and this is the first time
any national convention has put on
record its recognition of the crime and
folly referred to. "Uncivilized and pre
posterous," the terms used in the official
declaration, describe it exactly. It is
uncivilized because it is a departure
from the laws and usages of society,
and a return to the practices of bar
barous tribes. It is preposterous be
cause it is not needed. If our laws do
not work so as to secure the proper
punishment of crime, It is easy to
iobtain other laws which will do so. Our
Government has been threatening re
cently to go to war with Spain be
cause it condemned to death or im
prisoned three American citizens
without a fair trial, but every year, in
our own country, several hundred hu
man beings are put to death by mobs
without having had any trial at all.
If the Government of the United States
wishes other Governments to respect
the rights of American citizens, it
Should itself set the example and abol
ish the horrible practice of lynching. I:
is a matter with which the State Gov
ernments, rather than the Federal Gov
ernment must deal, but it is a good
thing to secure a concentration of pub
lic sentiment on the subject, as has
been done in the national platform, b •
cause it is the condition precedent to
WHAT IT DOES DO.
Fresno Republican: Protection don't
coin money, and money is what the
people are asking for in this year of our
Lord 1800.—Hanford Democrat.
No. protection does not coin money,
but it does something equally Impor
tant. It keeps the money which is
coined at home, by expending it for the
product of American labor instead of
that of foreign countries. It is Im
portant to have abundance of money,
but that can avail nothing in itself if
we follow the policy of sending it
abroad instead of spending at home.
What avails it to American workmen if
we coin more mont»y and send it to
England, France and Japan to pay the
wages of labor in that country?
SHOULD BE FIRED OUT. *
Dixon Tribune: Democrats like Alt
geld and Tillman are no credit to the
party, and the fact that they are able
to dominate its counsels in any degree
augurs ill for it. There is no room for
anarchists in the party of Jefferson and
Jackson, and these worthies should be
ejected without ceremony.
HE HAD AN ANSWER FOR ALL.
Couldn't be Persuaded to Insure His
When a man makes preparations to
get married he takes his life in his
hand. Unless he is a brave lad and
stands ready to sacrifice his comfort
at all hours of the day he had better
keep out of it. As soon as it was an
nounced that I was to be married an
accident insurance agent floated before
' You are going to lake a trir>," says
"Who told you?" says I.
"The paper," says he.
"Well," said I, "whose business is it?"
"1 thought," he stammered, "that you
would like an accident policy."
"Think again," quoth I. "This is no
accident. It is the result of careful de
"You ought to have a policy to protect
ycu on the trip," said he.
"Where do you think I am going to
ride; the cowcatcher?" I replied.
"Certainly not," he said: "but the
train—something may happen to the
"Well," said I, smiling gleefully, "go
and insure the train, then."
"You misunderstand me," he said,
blushing. "You are in danger while you
are on the trip."
"Well," I said, looking way off to
ward the Seven Corners, "I know some
body who is in danger unless he takes
a trip, and a sudden one at that."
Then he vanished.
He wasn't out of the door when a sec
ond agent appeared. He represented a
straight life concern, where you have
to die to get the best of it.
"Do you need a policy?" he asked.
"I need lots of it," I answered, "to pre
vent me from laying violent fists on you
"Your wife needs protection." said he.
"I have no wife as yet," said I, "but
if I can't protect her I'll have a guar
dian appointed for her."
"I mean," he said, "that she will be
without protection if you die."
"So would any wife under like cir
cumstances." quoth I, "and I am prob
ably the best little quother that ever
rotted for a ball team."
"You shouldn't leave her without pro
tection," he ventured.
"It's none of your busines if I leave
her at South St. Paul," said I wrath
fully; and it must have scared him, for
he gulped down a choke or two.
"You don't know her," I continued;
"she isn't in an orphan asylum. We
are not going to get married for pro
tection, you lobster-faced cucumber."
"No," he murmered, "but suppose you
"It's an American prerogative," said
I; this time very testily, "people have
been to do it before; In fact,
it's a habit the people have. They al
ways do that when they're due. What's
the matter with you, do you want me
to live all the time?"
"I think," he said, edging away, "that
I'll come in again."
"Do," I replied, a?; I returned to my
roast of the umpire, "and we'll make
it to a finish."
The third man who came wanted to
sell me a book on "How to Treat a
Wife." but inasmuch as I had already
received instructions over and over
again on that core, I gave him tbe
chilly mitt. The fourth fellow had a
work on "How to Treat a Husband."
He's the only man who made any head
way with me whatever. I looked upon
him as a personal friend, and we had
a drink together and lie wished me the
best of luck. Five waiters came in to
hire out for the bridal suppers, but I
told them I had telegraphed South for
my brothers, and they are the best
waiters I ever saw. At least I think
they are, because only one of them is
married to date.—St. Paul Dispatch.
AN INTELLIGENT SERVANT.
Faithful and Willing Enough, But Too
Dense to Comprehend.
A certain New Yorker engaged a re
cently arrived gentleman and under
took to coach him in regard to certain
creditors with* aggravating bills.
"Now," said he to his servant, "if a
man calls for me to-day you tell him I
am not at home."
"Vis, sor," replied Pat.
Fearing a misunderstanding in some
way, he again said:
"Now, Pat, what will you tell the
man who calls?"
"Till I am not at home."
"No, no, blockhead! tell him that I.
myself, am not at home."
"All right, sor."
"I, myself, am not at home."
"Pshaw! Tell him your boss is not
in. Understand that, donkey? Now,
what will you say?"
"Your boss is not in. Understand
"Fool! That's not right. Say to him:
'I am out.' Can you do that?"
"Well, let's hear you.'"
"I am out."
"Thunderation! Can't you under
stand? Tell him your master is out.
Now what wdll you say?"'
"Your master is out."
"No, you don't say anything of the
kind, you ignoramus. Tell the man
that I have left the house."
"Certainly, I'll tell him I have left
the house; but he won't believe me
when he sees me in the house talking
to him." —Sparta Herald-Advertiser.
HE WAS A RANK OUTSIDER.
Isaac Needed to Learn His Lesson
Once Only, However.
The first bloomer woman ever beheld
in Oklahoma dashed by the office ol
Judge Stringer In the early dusk, short"
ly after the coterie of prominent citi
zens that usually passed the even in*
1 bl 1 * ,ti, s
"Waal—er—H'm—," commented Colo
nel Handy Polk.
"That is a pleasing or a pathetic' sight
according to your tastes and raising"
remarked Judge String, r.
"It is all the go in the Bast, I take
notice," said the editor of the "Clar
ion.*' The 400 have taken it up, and ihe
'bike' and 'knickers' have conic to stay."
"You may talk as you please, gen tie
men," spoke Professor gprlgga, "but if I
had a daughter she would never be
seen In the public highway ln such a
Every member of the group but Alkali
Tke expressed his opinion on the sub
ject, and the matter was discussed pro
and con to considerable length without
eliciting a word of comment from that
"What do you think about it, Ike?"
asked some one, after a time.
"I hain't makin' no decision," returned
Isa i-. "Thar hain't nuthin' to say.
Wimmen-foiks is mavericks, an' no man
never will brand no two of "em "into the
same herd. I learn that without hvin'
forever, either. They air plenty oniv
liable, an' skittish a whole lot. Thar
hain't never been no way discovered of
tellin 1 which direction a poked toad will
jump, with this exception; you tell 'em
not to do a thing, an' they shore to do
it. Wimmen is onexpeeted an' without
reason, an' bullheaded to the last gasp.
Notice this yere south ear of mine?"
"Why, it is nearly half severed from
your head!" exclaimed Judge Stringer.
"Shore! "Waal, yere is how I acquire*
this yere injury: Yesterday, along
about third drink-time, counfin' from
noon, of cour.se, I'm ridin' up to a claim
house while out sasshayin' around ait - r
shack pops open an' the family tumbles
of his buzzom same as an old carpet.
She's that shattered that she tumbles
down in a quiverin' heap as I rolls off
from my boss; an' I hain't BtOppin' for
no introduction, but swarms onto that
thar gent like a harrycane.
"1 has him whipped full an' complete
in less than three minutes; an' jest as
I'm ready to receive the lady's applause,
she smites me over the head with a long
tailed cast-iron skillet, which same, by
reason of the brittleness of the bottom
an' the thickness of my head, goes clean
down to my shoulders. I'm forced to ride
Plumb to town to git that thar skillet
filed loose by a blacksmith, an' it will be
quite a spell before my ear looks like
"Yereafter, when ary womern makes
a play, makes no difference what it be.
She makes it without any Indorsement
!or criticism on my part. I don't want
to have nothin' to do with 'em."—Har
How Mr. Doverspike Prepared to Cir
cumvent the Microbe.
"I .have been reading a great deal
lately about the deadly germs which in
fest the water we drink," said Mr. Do
verspike to his wife.
"Well, if the germs can stand it. I
think we should be able to." replied
Mrs. Doverspike. "We are considerably
bigger than they are, I take it."
"That isn't the way the doc tors talk,
my dear. The germs may be little, but
they get there just the same," the hus
band went on, with an attempt at gay
"The germs never hurt me."
"Don't you remember when you had
typhoid fever, Mandy?"
"Of course I remember. It didn't de
stroy my memory, I should hope."
"That was caused by the germs."
"Oh, laws. Was it?"
"It was, most assuredly."
"I suppose you are telling me all this
as an excuse for not elrinking water,
but guzzling down some other liquid,
which, of course, has no germs in it."
"Mandy, you misjudge me severely,
and w hat is much worpe, you have mis
judged me in this way ever since our
marriage. I am tempted to say noth
ing whatever of the plan I had in mind
to circumvent these germs, and thus
save you from ever having typhoid or
any other sort of fever again."
"Oh, well, I didn't mean to offend
you. Go on."
"Well, the germs in water can be
killed and the water made perfectly
wholesome by sterilizing it."
"What is that, I'd like to know?"
"Ordinarily the apparatus for steril
izing liquids is a very expensive; but I
read a cheap and effective method in
the newspaper a day or two ago.
"What was it?"
"Well, you simply put the water
which you wish to sterilize In beer bot
tles, close them with the mechanical
stoppers, and then put the bottles so
filled with water in a big kettle of water
and boil them for a while. That kills
"I'd like to know where we'd get any
beer bottles from to do the sterilizing
"Well, I have solved that problem,
too, in the interest of wholesome water.
I ordered a few cases cf beer this after
noon. They will be delivered at dark.
As soon as I have drunk five or six bot
tiie"-; you can proceed to sterilize the
water for family consumption."—Puck..
"After a man has reached the age of
40," said Mrs. Disbrow, "he thinks
every good-looking woman he sees is in
love with him."
"I am sure, my dear," retorted Mr.
"I have never accused you."—Detroit
LIKE A THIEF IS THE NIGHT
Bright's Disease and other Kldr.ey
troubles steal upon us and are firmly
settled before we know it. If the Lungs,
iioart or Liver become diseased, they
tell us of it very quickly.
The Kidneys don't.
Their early symptoms are but few and
Woe to him, nevertheless, who neg
lects or misunderstands them.
For it means, first, blood poisoning,
then dropsy, then death by stupor
(coma) or convulsions.
It may attack us at any age.
Its only signs may be a little head
ache, a little, dullness, a little twitching
of the muscles, a rdight bagginess of
puffinesa under the eyes, a little dyspep
ia, slight vertigo or dizziness, and then
the light is suddenly blown out.
Base your Kidneys, preserve your
health, save your life by using Dr.
Hobbs Sparagus Kidney Pills. They
will relieve these over-worked organs,
aid them in filtering poisons and impur
ities out of your system, and will heal,
strengthen and cure your Kidneys when