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The Eastern office of the sax FRANCISCO
CALL (Dally and Weekly), Pacific states Adver-
tising Bureau, Rhlaelander building, Rose and
Duane streets, New York.
TUESDAY MARCH 5,1895
The fiasco is over.
The country feels relieved.
Says Grover to Gresham, "It is nice to be
Subscriptions to the competing road are
still in order.
Exit the tariff-tinkers, unwept, unhon
ored and unsung.
The grip bacillus has come to town and
is Looking for you.
This is a good time to be alive, provided
you are alive to the time.
We must improve the city to keep pace
with the improving times.
Every home in California should be a
market for home products.
By bonding the city for (5,000,000 we can
get it out of silurian bondage.
Congress did not even make an attempt
to redeem itself, but just quit.
The so-called revolution in Cuba hardly
amounts to a noticeable oscillation.
Civic reform should pave the city with
something better than good intentions.
The remainder of Cleveland's adminis
tration will be a period of convalescence.
The adjournment of Congress cut off a
silver debate, but it will grow again in the
Now then, if the Supreme Court will
Knock out the income tax everything will
Getting rid of Congress and the Gould
wedding in one day i* what we may call
boss luck. t .
There are so many good reasons for an
extra session of Congress that Grover will
hardly cail one.
According to the Weather Bureau, the
weather is always fair so long as it doesn't
rain. get the drop on us.
An investigation of the streets, sewers
and sidewalks of the city will show plenty
of places to get in some good reform work.
The A tors seem to have agreed that the
head of the family shall be the one who
has the biggest hotel, and New York is
Home factories, competing roads and
municipal improvements will soon force
the Half-million Club to drop the half i
from its name.
With cheap fuel and rightly directed en- |
ergy we will soon be manufacturing all our j
raw material and getting top prices for the j
In the manufacture of the raw material |
of California there is room for the employ
ment of thousands of people at good wages
and with big profits.
The proposed international bimetallic
congress may mean business for the world,
but is more likely to be nothing but a pic
nic for the conferees.
As Japan proposes to take a hand in
regulating seal fisheries, we might as well
admit her claim to a place in the swim
with the big nations.
As the Czar is reported to have joined
the triple alliance, it appears the Prince of j
Wales is hardly more fortunate at dip
lomacy than at baccara,t.
The Czar may forbid Modjeska from j
playing in Poland because of the way she '
talks, but he can certainly make no com
plaint of the way she acts.
The judicious expenditure of $5,000,000
in improving and extending the streets
and sewers would be worth to the city five
times the money in a few years.
The coming of spring will bring rose fes
tivals and carnivals of pleasure to Califor
nia, while to the East it will bring the
breaking up of ice gorges, inundations and
It is significant of the growing strength
of bimetallism that the closing hours of
Congress were marked by a hot debate as
to whether the Republican, the Demo
cratic or the Populist party was the best
friend of silver.
An acute observer of the contest now
going on in New York between Piatt and
Parkhurst says when Piatt finds himself
foiled he gives up and says he wants peace.
When Parkhnrst is beaten he becomes a
public scold and will let nobody have peace.
A prominent' cotton manufacturer In
Georgia says the reason New England mills
are moving South 13 not because of the
natural advantages of that section, but be
cause labor disturbances in New England
have made manufacturing too risky to be
The announcement that Germany is get
ting ready to celebrate the opening of the
canal from the Baltic to the North Sea will
increase the impatience of the people of
this country for the coming of the time
when we shall celebrate the opening of the
The prompt responsiveness of the people
of all sections of the State to every well
considered enterprise is one of the best
auguries of coming prosperity. When
people are sufficiently confident of success
to work for it with ardor, success is nearly
Senators Teller, Jones and Daniel and
Congressmen Crisp, Hitt and Culberson
form the American commission to the pro
posed monetary conference; and while it
would have been easy to make a stronger
commission had the majority been in the
hands of .Republicans, it is nevertheless a
fairly satisfactory one and represents the
silver sentiment of the country.
The constitutional convention which
assembled at Salt Lake ' yesterday is the
seventh attempt to form a State constitu
tion for Utah. The others failed because
Congress was not prepared to admit the
Territory. Now, however, there is clear
Bailing ahead and . the members of the
Jtf-esent convention may be reasonably
sure that their work will be approved and
' Utah will take its place among the States
of the Union.
ABOLISH THE COMMISSION.
There is yet time for the Legislature be
fore it adjourns to adopt a constitutional
amendment for submission to the people
abolishing the Railroad Commission.
There is no longer any excuse for its ex
istence. It has been tried and found want
ing. The practical experience of fifteen
years has fully confirmed the prediction,
made when that clause of the new consti
tution was under consideration, that the
commission would be rather in the interest
of the railroads than of the people. En
dowed by constitutional provision with
ample powers to regulate rates and enforce
its mandates, it has signally failed to use
its powers for the benefit of the people.
Each successive election has blasted the
hope of relief. One commission can hardly
be said to have been better or worse than
another because all have been alike use
less, or worse than useless.
Whether or not wholesale railway regu
lation by commission is possible is not ger
mane to this issue. It may be conceived
that a commission composed of honest
men, thoroughly acquainted with railroad
matters, and endowed with required
powers, might be able to regulate trans
portation in a way that would be just to
the railroads and beneficial to the public.
Such a commission we have never secured,
and there is no probability that we ever
will under present methods. Whatever
else may be done the first thing necessary
is to break up the present arrangement by
a constitutional amendment.
The only argument, worth a moment's
notice that has been brought forward in
favor of retaining the commission is that
its abolition would throw the whole detail
of railroad regulation upon the Legisla
ture. Undoubtedly that would result in a
biennial crop of cinch-bills, and an in
creased activity of the railroad lobby at
Sacramento, but there is no necessity for
any such result. The constitution lays
down broad lines for the control of railroad
corporations. The fundamental law and
the courts can protect the public from
imposition better, at least, than it has
been done by the commission.
But beyond this the people have their
remedy* in their own hands. The exist
ence of the Railroad Commission and de
pendence thereon for railroad regulation
has been largely responsible for the failure
to apply that remedy. All that is wanted
is that the railroad should furnish trans
portation from point to point on equal
terms to all applicants and at the lowest
rates that will pay operating expenses and
a reasonable profit on the actual invest
ment. Can any law be framed or commis
sion constituted which will do that as well
as a competing line?
Perhaps the best proof of this, if any be
needed, is in the experience of the
operation of the interstate commerce
law in connection with traffic between
competing points. There has never
been any difficulty about keeping rates
down in such cases. The trouble has
been to prevent infraction of the law
by making rates higher between non-com
peting way points than between com
peting terminals. Even where two or
more railroad systems combine the com
petitive principle is ever present and active
in influencing the terms of combination.
We are now about entering upon an era
of railroad building and operation by the
people and for the people. The organiza
tion of the new valley road will insure its
maintenance as a competing line. So far
as it goes there will be no trouble about
regulating the rates of the Southern Pacific.
The same method of regulation should be
extended throughout the State. It will be
i so extended if the people will make up
| their minds to help themselves instead of
I relying upon a commission which has
brought them nothing but disappointment.
Pass the amendment abolishing the com
mission through the Legislature and by
the time it can be submitted to the people
and become the law we will be on the high
road to regulation of fares and freights by
the natural and indefeasible law of com
OUE SHAKE IN NAVY BUILDING.
California is particularly interested in
the naval appropriation bill as finally
passed to the extent of one torpedo-boat,
and possibly further than that. The bill
provides for four such boats, of which one
is to be built here. It will cost something
over $100,000. The original proposition
was for twelve torpedo*- boats and
three battle - ships. That was modified
to two battle-ships, four torpedo craft and
six light, composite gunboats. The
change is in the direction of an improved
cruising service for ordinary police pur
poses with dirhinished fighting capability.
Presumably some of the gunboats will
be built here. They are of more use in
Pacific waters than elsewhere. Being of
composite construction, that is with steel
frames and wooden sheathing/coppered,
they will not collect barnacles and other
sea growth like steel vessels, will seldom
need docking, and can stay indefinitely on
service along the Mexican and South
American coasts, at the islands and in
China. They are just what is needed on
this station, and we should have the
building of several of them.
One of the battle-ships should also, by
rights, be constructed and stationed here.
We have now but one, the Oregon, besides
the coast-defense monitors Monterey and
Monadnock. In the East there are, build
ing or completed, three first class battle
ships, two second class, two powerful
armored cruisers, four monitors and a
steel-clad ram. There is more work for
light cruisers and more likelihood of work
for armored ships on the Pacific than on
the Atlantic. Aside from possible compli
cations with the turbulent Latin-American
countries, Hawaii, Samoa and the Orient,
the Bering Sea patrol draws off the larger
part of our cruisers every summer.
It is important that Government con
struction should be provided to keep in
working-trim the navy-building plants on
San Francisco . Bay. The Mare Island
Navy-yard should also be given a chance
to compete with private enterprise in
building, instead of being' maintained as a
mere repair-shop. j It is worth while to pay
I a trifle more for construction for the sake
of keeping up the efficiency of Pacific
Coast navy-building facilities.
HOW NOT TO DO IT.
The session of Congress just closed is re
markable chiefly for what it has not done.
It has not passed the Nicaragua canal bill
that everybody wanted. We may blame
Speaker Crisp more than any one else for
that. The Democratic majority and the
administration might have atoned for
many blunders and shortcomings by put
ting that through. Now a Republican
Congress will get the credit for such legis
lation next winter.
Nothing has been done on the financial
question, which is probably the best that
could be expected of a Democratic ma
jority hopelessly at sea on that subject.
Perhaps before the next session the way to
efficient action may be made clearer by in
ternational conference or the natural course
of financial events.
For the masterly inactivity in the mat
ter of refunding the Pacific Railroad debt**
we may ohiefly credit the California dele
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 1895.
gation. They have worked hard to do
nothing, and next to accomplishing fore
closure, that was the best possible result.
Our people can breathe freely for a while
and work up sentiment in favor of i fore
closure by the next Congress. The people
of the United States must be educated to
understand that the gain or loss of a few
millions of dollars to the Federal Govern
ment is a small matter in comparison with
the importance of relieving the communi
ties from the Pacific Coast to the Missouri
River from carrying for fifty years longer
the load of fictitious capitalization and
corporate exploitation under which they
have groaned and sweated for over a quar
ter of a century.
In many other respects Congress has
done those things it ought not to have
done and has not done those things it
should have done. It has left a plentiful
residue of business to be cleared up by the
next Congress— least it has demon
strated that Democracy cannot be trusted
with constructive work. The party has
signally displayed its inability to handle
large public questions in a practical man
BONDING THE CITY.
The proposal to bond the city for
$5,000,000, or at least for a sum sufficient to
carry out the needed improvement and
extension of the streets, sidewalks and
sewers, hardly needs anything more than
a fair consideration to win the approval of
all men who have true ideas of economy
in regard to municipal affairs.
Streets, sewers and sidewalks are essen
tial matters to public welfare. A well
paved street is about the best business
investment a community can make. Good
paving means a saving on every load that
is hauled over it, and in a city where the
traffic is so large as that of San Francisco
the aggregate saving in this way for a year
would, amount to an enormous sum. There
is hardly any part of our street paving that
is up to date. The cobblestone system
has been abandoned in every progressive
metropolis years ago and may now be
almost regarded as a relic of barbarism.
By substituting for it a bituminous pave
j ment the improvement would be as great
I as that which was achieved when the cob
! blestones were first laid on the sand hills
I or on the clay roads.
Improved sidewalks and improved sewers
would be not less beneficial than improved
streets, though, of course, they would not
result in the monetary saving to traffic.
Improvement in the one, however, would
add to the health and enjoyment of the
people and the other would greatly aug
ment their comfort and convenience. In
all progressive cities the importance of
these things has been recognized, and no
small part of the best energies of the mu
nicipal government has been employed in
extending and improving them in every
In undertaking the work of such im
provements San Francisco would waste no
money in experimenting. The experi
ments have all been made in other cities.
We would have only to adopt what experi
ence has shown to be the best system for
street and sidewalk paving and sewer con
struction and go ahead with the work.
The bonds issued to obtain the necessary
money would be taken at a very low rate
of interest. This is proven by the eagerness
of capitalists in taking up every loan that
has been offered by any city of note during
the past year. The time, in fact, is propi
tious for the work in every respect. Money
is cheap, labor is abundant, city politics is
on a good business basis, and the growing
spirit of public enterprise renders every
project for municipal improvement more
popular than ever before.
The project which is now being -worked
up in Boston, New York and Chicago to
form colonies to settle the West is worth
watching by the Board of Trade and simi
lar bodies in the various counties of Cali
fornia. If the colonies are to be composed
of persons to have sufficient means to
achieve success inducements might be
offered for them in this State, but if the
scheme is simply a plan to rid the Eastern
cities of penniless people we ought to see
to it that our State is not made the dump
ing ground for them.
SPIRIT OF THE PRESS.
The decided triumph of the hydraulic miners
and their representatives in the Legislature is
a hopeful sign of returning sense. It will
hasten the revival of a great industry that had
been made a crime, and that could be pursued
only in contempt of court and subject to pen
alties of fine and imprisonment. Never before
in the history of the world did a State or nation
undertake to crush out one of its chief indus
What right has any member of the Legisla
ture to demand any contest expenses from the
taxpayers? Why should he not be on the same
footing as a county officer? One makes and
the other executes the laws. The legislator
runs for office for what there is in It and so
does the County Assessor; but if the Assessor
has a contest he has to pay his own expenses,
and so should the legislator.— Sentinel.
President Worthing of San Jose Grange says
that if every man, woman and child in Cali
fornia would eat only ten pounds of dried fruit
annually the entire product could be marketed
in this State. Ten pounds of dried fruit an
nually would be a small quantity for one In
dividual to consume. The average should be
far above that.— Santa Cruz Surf.
The Legislature displayed good judgment in
killing the teachers' pension bill. There is no
sense whatever in the measure, as instructors
in every branch receive due compensation for
their services. To put this never-ceasing ever
increasing burden upon the already overtaxed
people would indeed be an unwise enact
ment.— Sentinel. ./• -
The San Francisco Call announces Its de
termination to go out of the "fake business,
and will henceforth refuse to publish lottery
ads. of every description. The stand taken by
the Call on this subject should meet with
hearty commendation.— Merced Star.
If the Legislature has done nothing it has
certainly undone something and might ad
vantageously undo more. The repeal of the
contract marriage law might be followed by
the repeal of a host of bureaus, commissions
and sinecures.— Willows Journal.
A movement is on foot to have the great poli
tical national conventions for next year held
in California.'' The Sentinel heartily supports
the idea. The great West needs more people
and one way to get them is to have them come
and see the country.— Hanford Sentinel.
The Call's determination to refuse the pub
lication of lottery lists is commendable. While
it may not stop lotteries ' it will at least be in
dicative of the fact that Its proprietor does not
wish to see his subscribers swindled.—
The signing of the bill providing that the
State purchase all property for sale for taxes
is a clean knockout for the tax-title sharp.—
Alameda Argus. '":■,..
The Call tersely says: j Probe the scandals.
Yes, probe them and let no guilty man escape;
probing is what we most need, and' vigorous
probing at that.— Clara Journal.
The Lamp Exploded.
John McGowen, fireman on the steamer
Dauntless, now at the Clay-street wharf, met
with a serious accident yesterday. He was
working in the boiler-room, when a coal-oil
lamp he had in his hand exploded. The burn
ing oil was scattered over McGowan's head,
face, left hand and arm, inflicting painful in
juries. He was taken to the Receiving Hospi
tal and it took Dr. Berry over an hour to dress
his burns. He is a resident of Stockton. .
AROUND THE CORRIDORS.
Mark L. McDonald, superintendent of the
Santa Rosa Water Works, made a flying visit to
the city yesterday and spent the day walking
up and down the corridors of the Occidental
Hotel waiting for a gentleman to keep an ap
pointment with him, but the appointment was
not kept and the Santa Rosan fell to discussing
the slowness of San Francisco people.
"It beats the Dutch why a man can't keep
his engagements in this city. I knew when 1
left home that he would not be on hand. Well,
no matter. One can't expect much more in
this place. Slowest people I ever saw. Why,
np in Santa Rosa we are on the dead jump all
the time and there is no county like Sonoma.
This year we will have a fruit crop large
enough to supply the State. I reached this
coast In 1859, and, after drifting all over it, I
have concluded that for good, all-round life
and activity Sonoma County beats them all.
When a man makes an appointment with you
MARK M'nONAI.D I.N* AN IMPATIENT MOOD.
[Sketched from life for the "Vail" by Xankivcll.]
up there he keeps it, and you don't lose a
whole day waiting for him. Where in the
deuce is that fellow anyhow?"
Mr. McDonald opened his watch and closed
it with a snap, after which he continued:
"When a man promises to do anything ne
ought to do the best he can. I lived in Ken
tucky once, where a man's word is as good as
j his bond, and—" .
"Then you are probably a good judge of
w — l" put in a bystander.
"Am I?" asked the former Kentuckyian.
"Well, I should say so, and a good judge of
beautiful women too. We raise 'em in Ken
tucky, you know. There*- another great sec
tion of the United States. I was born there
"Probably knew Breckinridge," suggested
"Yes, I did; and though he didn't do just
what a thoroughbred Kentucky gentleman
would have done, he is a fairly good spoat, and
I've got a whole lot of sympathy for him. How
ever, that's nothing to do with wasting a day
in San Francisco. You folks break more en
gagements here than in any other town in the
United States. Yes, two to one; and you are
too slow to get out of the fog."
Mr. McDonald was one of California's Com
missioners to the World's Fair. He got in a
hurry trying to run away from the midway
and has not got over it yet.
There was a small brown-faced man sitting
in the writing-room of the Occidental yester
day looking reflectively at half a dozen letters
before him, all of which bore the postmark of
the City of Mexico. The gentleman was Mr.
Milton Caldwell, known from Guatemala down
and around to Vera Cruz as a man looking for
onyx mines equal to those near Esperanza.
Mr. Caldwell has spent years on the Mexican
railways, and knows the Interoceanic Railway
from the City of Mexico .to Johutla to the
--"There seems," said he, "to be considerable
blame being laid upon John Naufer, the en
gineer of the Amecuameca-bound train that
was wrecked the other day. Now I knew the
man, whose name is not Naufer, but Knauf,
when he was a. fireman on the New York Cen
tral and Hudson River Railway, long before he
went to Mexico, and I do not believe it possible
that the accident was due to his recklessness.
There never was a railway accident yet in Mex
ico where the blame was not laid upon the en
gineer, if he was an American as most of them
are. All Mexicans of the average class hate
Americans, and I have known American pas
senger engineers to be shunted into Belem
prison without a chance to communicate with
any friends, when all the people on the train
knew that the native engineer on a freight
train preceding the passenger was responsi
"Knauf has been running on the Inter
oceanic road since its early days, and whether
blameless or not would be blamed if running
the train, the wrecking of which caused so
many deaths. The snubbing received by the
United States the other day when Secretary
Gresham was too anxious to arbitrate between
Mexico and Guatemala shows the spirit of that
country toward us, and it is this same spirit
that puts the blame on -the American en
gineer." — -<•" 7*7 V'
M. M. Foote, who has returned from Sacra
mento, said, during a general conversa
tion in the Occidental Hotel yesterday,
that he had labored " assiduously be
fore the Legislature in the cause of the
insane and as president of the California
Society for the prevention of illegal incarcera
tion of the alleged insane had surely been suc
cessful in scaring at least a dozen proprietors
of such institutions as they were after. He
further said that he had many times appeared
in a bad light before the . people, but when it
was thoroughly understood that there were a
dozen or more institutions in the State where
no record is kept of any incarceration, treat
ment or discharge of the alleged .insane it
would be shown that he was laboring in a
right direction and that the bill introduced by
Mr. Bootnby last Wednesday to regulate the
conduct and management of asylums j and hos
pitals for the insane and to prevent the incar
ceration therein of sane persons or of persons
who are not so far disordered in mind as to en
danger health, person or property was one of
the greatest importance with every one who
has a mind inclined to justice. An effort will
be made to close every institution in the State
•where people are incarcerated without due
process of law. '■'•- ';
"Every orange-grower "in California ought to
make money this year," remarked :M. V. New
lin, president of the Continental Fruit Export
ing Company of Los Angeles, at . the Palace
last night. ''Everything in the way of oranges
is being shipped East and prices are higher
than for several years past. " The freezeout in
Florida has given a great impetus to fruit-ship
ping from this State and the equipment of j
every line of railroad in California is being
taxed to transport the crop. Even the culled
oranges— those which are rejected from ordi
nary shipments on account of some defect— are
bringing figures which leave a neat profit over
the cost of transportation.
"The outlook for all branches of agriculture
in Southern California is encouraging. The
ranchers have good crops and are getting high
prices for their products. Money is easy now
in Los Angeles and there is a great deal of
building going on. The effect of this year's
sales will be to loosen up money in the smaller
towns and put upon their feet a number of
growers who have been heavily in debt."
XV. H. Cornwell, ex-Minister of Finance of
Hawaii under the monarchy, who has been ill
with pneumonia in his rooms at the Palace, has
so far recovered as to enable him to sit up and
cenverse with friends and occasional visitors.
In speaking of Hawaii and the rumor which
has been spread to the effect that a filibuster
ing party would be organized and equipped on
this coast for the nurpose of reinstating the
Queen, Mr. Cornwell said:
"I do not believe there is anything in the
rumor except mere talk, which may have been
suggested by the wishes of some ardent royalist
who is probably an irresponsible party. lam
personally acquainted with all the leading men
among the refugees and we are on friendly
terms. If there were such a movement on foot
I am pretty sure I would have been apprised of
it. I don't think there is any desire on the
part of the better class of royalists and Ha
waiian patriots to make the least trouble in the
future. Only irresponsible adventurers would
attempt such a thing as a filibustering expedi
Ex-Judge George A. Nourse of Fresno Is at the
A. B. Jackson, a banker of Salinas, is a guest
at the Grand.
C. Rule, a lumberman from Duncans Mills, is
at the Grand. J ; *• 7
Sheriff E. F. O'Neal of San Luis Obispo is a
guest at the Grand.
C. Steenbergh, a fruit-grower of Brentwood, is
a guest at the Lick. -.
D. E. Knight, a capitalist of Marysville, is
registered at the Lick.
S. J. Stabler, an attorney of Yuba City, arrived
at the Lick yesterday.
C. J. Hamlin, the noted horseman of Buffalo,
N. V., is at the Palace.
J. Raggio, a stage proprietor at San Andreas,
is registered at the Grand.
E. C. Herst, an attorney of Sacramento, is
registered at the California.
C. J. Kershaw and 11. C. Potter, ship-owners
of Tacoma, are at the Grand.
R. A. Thompson, editor of the Santa Rosa
Democrat, is at the Occidental.
J.,D. Birch well, a real estate man of Los
Angeles, is registered at the Palace.
E. Carl Barck, Superintendent of the Indus
trial School at lone, is registered at the Grand.
S. H. Friendly, a merchant of Eugene, Oregon,
was among the arrivals at the Lick yesterday.
Timothy Hopkins and family arrived from
the East yesterday and are staying •at the
PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT.
Mrs. John J. Ingalls is one of the best cooks
in Kansas. \
Sarah Bernhardt is to be in London with
"Gismonda" by the end of May.
The duties levied on the jewels brought by
the Marquis de Castellane for his intended
bride, Miss Gould, amounted, it is said, t0 52500.
John D. Rockefeller has recently lost $1,500,
--000 on the Monte Cristo mine, but the erection
of his little $2,000,000 Adirondack cottage will
go on just as if nothing had happened.
Behanzin, the ex-King of Dahomey, who was
deported to Martinique, is represented by the
latest news from that French colony as being
very sick. The African potentate cannot ac
commodate himself to his new kind of life.
The influenza is getting in its fine work in
England. Among those severely afflicted by it
are Lord Rosebery, Henry Irving, Lord Dunra
ven, Walter Besant, forty-five members of the
House of Commons, and a large percentage of
the Judges of the higher courts.
The Rev. Samuel G. Jones of Georgia has de
parted this life at the age of 90. He waS the
father of the most celebrated of Georgia preach
ers, the Rev. Sam Jones. He raised five sons,
all of whom are Methodist preachers. He has
left behind him 130 descendants.
SUPPOSED TO BE HUMOROUS.
Angelina (to her husband, who is going to
Paris— "on business," of course— without her)—
Do you think, darling, you'll be able to enjoy
yourself in Paris without me?
Edwin— l'll try not to, dear; believe me, Angy,
I'll try my hardest not to.— Exchange.
Tommy— Do you say your prayers every
"And does your maw say hers?"
"And does your paw?"
"Naw. Paw don't need to; it's almost day
light when he gits to Cincinnati Tribune.
Sweet Girl— Oh, papa, I have found a way for
you to escape the income tax. '
Father— Guess not.
Sweet Girl— I have. You give half your
stocks to Mr. Slimpurse, and then I'll marry Mr.
Slimpurse, and so all the money will be kept in
the family and the Government won't get a
cent.— New York Weekly.
The man who first said that figures never lie
probably never saw a Philadelphia
Folks who are always growling at this world
are too scared to hire a balloon and get out of
it.— Syracuse Post. .■;-.. •
"Well, some people have gall!" said Pro Pono
"What is the trouble?" asked Veritas.
"There is somebody writing to the papers
over my signature."— Life.
DEPUTY ASSESSOES AT WOEK.
Eighty-Seven Took the Field Yester
day. '_'■";_ ■ _';■':"■
• Eighty-seven Deputy Assessors took the
field at 9 o'clock yesterday morning to
gather the poll-taxes and distribute the
Assessor's blanks among the taxpayers of
the city. The list is as follows:
I). Almon, J. P. Adams, H. E. Allen, J. Afeld,
R. Burkhardt, J. M. Bellrude, Charles ßurdette,
S. Bamberger, P. Beanston, C. J. Bohlsdorf,
F. H. Bunker, C. J. Corbett, J. J. Calish, J. C.
Collins, J. Citron, J. Culbreth, G. C. Crall, H.
Davis, C. A. Douglass, E. J. Detels, J. E. Durn
mg, J. H. Effinger, Charles FreundV*F. XV.
Frank, Charles R. Franklin, 11. C. Firebaugh,
H. Francis, E. H. Folßom, P. Featherston, Frank
Grabe, H. W. Gerdes, Thomas Green, Charles
Gough, Joe Green, Thomas Gillespie, J. Har
rold, A. B. Harrison, Mike Hines, Samuel
Hunter, J. Hoesch, James Hawkins, J.
Hirsch, George Jewett, C. Keegan, Joe Kaintz,
D.J. Kirby, J. Lynch, Joe Lowenstein, C. W.
Lingenfelser, XV. H. McNeil, C. McCurdy, C. H.
McGreavy, R. H. McPherson, C. Metzner, J. L.
Muller, P. Maloney, J. 11. Montell, J. Mogan, J.
F. Norton, J. Noonan, J. Nathan, W. A. New
som, J. H. Nolan, A. J. O'Loghlen, Charles E.
Pratt, 11. W. Quitzow, F. Rodin, F. Richards, L.
Ringen, E. Rouzo, J. Rossiter, F. E. Raubinger,
E. Souther, F. Silvey, M. Sullivan, J. H. Strehl,
P. Shannon, W. M. Taylor, J. Theoll, J. yon
Glahn, J. F. Westheimer, H.E. Weissig, XV. E.
Wall, L. Washburn, J. Woods, P. Lewin, P.
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The Street-Cleaning Fund.
J The following additional subscriptions have
been made to the Merchants' Association
street-cleaning fund: Previous subscriptions,
$28,185 95; American Union Fish I Company,
$10; George Dahlbender, $10; I. Selig, $10:
M. E. Frank, $10; Michels & Wand, $25 ; Lach
man A Sternfels, $15; Fidelity and Casualty
Insurance Company, $10; Goodall, Perkins &
Co., $20: Office Specialty Manufacturing Com
pany, $10; the Company of Associated Stock
brokers, $20; James Simpson, $20; California
Wine Association, $100; Pacific Gas Improve
ment Company, $100; Bonestell & Co., $10;
McNab & Smith, $10; H. Cowell & Co., $10;
Ewell'sX L Dairy, $10; Millbrae Company,
$10 Jersey Farm Dairy, $10: C. S. Laumeis
ter, $20: W. E. Dean, $10: P. J. Nauman &
Co., $15; D. N. &E. Walter, $25; Gray Bros.,
$38 85; Winchester Repeating Arms Company,
$25 ; Gutzeit & Malfanti (Delmonico Restaur
ant), $20; Borromean Council No. 29, Y. M. 1.,
$10; M. A. Gunst, $25; E. Schlueter, $10;
minor subscriptions, $116 75. Total to date
THEY TAKE MUCH INTEREST IN
THE CONVENTION TO-BE
Many of Them Write Letters
Urging on the Work Thus
. The manufacturers of the city have
caught the fever of enterprise which is
stirring up the latent energies of San Fran
cisco's citizens, and are moving in the
matter of -the convention which is to be
held here on the 19th inst., in a manner
which indicates a successful issue.
Circulars were recently sent to all the
large wage employers of this city in which
notice of the coming convention was given,
and the statement made that its object was
to educate the masses to the needs of fos
tering home industries, to secure the
necessary legislation in behalf of those in
dustries, and to take an active interest in
general business affairs. In reply to these
many favorable answers were received.
From among the list J. P. Currier, presi
dent of the Carson-Currier Company, man
ufacturers of silk goods, has this to say:
'.'We are heartily in sympathy with this
move, and we believe it is a very important
step in the right direction. It is a fact that
local manufacturers have been greatly
handicapped and the consuming public
does not give the local manufacturers the
support and assistance which is necessary
to sustain and encourage manufacturing in
this citj* and State. Manufacturing is what
the State needs to give permanent employ
ment to a large number of people."
0. E. Moore, president of the Bay City
Iron Works, says that corporation is 'in line
with the movement. "We are with you
square on both feet in this business," says
he, "and we will attend the convention
and do all we can to make it a sncces."
H. and L. Block of the Pacific Glove
Works say they are glad to see a move in
this direction and that one of the firm will
certainly attend the convention, and the
firm of Amies & Dallam write that they
"think such an organization of manufac
turers will be productive of good results,"
and that their house will be represented.
A large number of replies in the same
strain have been received and the interest
is manifestly growing.
BEYOND LAND'S END.
Knjoyable Hay at the Beach—Enter
tainment in Sutro Baths.
There were two causes that drew many
people to the ocean beach and Sutro
Heights and baths yesterday. One was
the balmy atmosphere, neither too hot nor
too cold, but perfectly enjoyable, and the
other was the concert and entertainment
in the big new building. Those who did
not go across the bay or to the park, went
westward. The cars of the line that skirts
the shore to Land's End and beyond, and
those of the Park and Ocean }me were
taxed to the utmost to carry the many
who went to seek rest after a week of toil.
There were thousands who strolled along
the beach, going as far south as the new
life-saving station, while others wandered
over the sand hills gathering the golden
eschscholtzia and other pretty wild .lowers
th°.t are now beautifying the places in
which they bloom.
Sutro's well-kept grounds were crowded
all day. There was a large audience at the
bath that greatly enjoyed the entertain
ment presented. There was concert music
by an excellent band of forty pieces under
the directorship of Eugene E. Schmitz,
; leader of the California Theater orchestra,
events in the big swimming tank, singing
There were three 112-yard races that at
tracted a good deal of attention. The first,
between W. Smith of the Undine Club and
Abe Pape of the Olympics, was won. by
Pape. .-;-.-.-.. .*£"_£■; '
The next, between Dana Thompson and
Mat Gay, both of the Pacific Swimming
Club, was won by Thompson in 1:40.
The third, between Murphy, Green and
Alexander Stoley, also of tlie" Pacific Club,
was the most interesting. The men swam
twice across the big tank and returned,
and the way they swam with the over
bound stroke for goal after the last turn !
was a pleasure to witness. The race was i
awarded to Green, whose time was 1:32.
Then followed a programme of music by
Miss Gracie Plaisted, Miss Alice Neilaen,
Ferris Hartman, John J. Ilaffael and John
P. "Wilson. The several numbers were
well received and the vocalists were en
The entertainment closed with a sparring
exhibition in which J. Lucy, C. Keno, S.
Lyser, S. Akers, Alex Greggains, Joe King,
Charles Cathcart and F. Smith took part.
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Bacon Printing Company* 508 Clay street. *
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Pineapple and cherries, 50c lb, Townsend's.*
Cur-it-it; heals wounds, burns and sores as
if by magic; one application cures poison oak;
it relieves pain and abates inflammation. *
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Those who contemplate building can do so
advantageously to themselves by entrusting
their building improvements to James E.
Wolfe, architect, Flood building. Specialties
in flats. . *
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John Fellows is the 19-year-old tongue
less son of a farmer, near Louisa. Ky. He
has not even a rudimentary organ. In all
other respects the body is perfect. He is
bright, a splendid athlete and a favorite
with all. ■
In early spring every one needs to take Hood's
Sarsaparilla to purify the blood and build up the '
system. Hood's Sarsaparilla makes pure blood and j
gives new life and energy.
"Brown's Bronchial Troches " are the sim
plest, quickest and most effectual remedy for
Bronchitis, Asthma and Throat Diseases.
':■■'_'■''•:■ — — **—»
Lawks take Dr. Siegert's Angostura Bitters gen
erally when they feel low spirited. It brightens
them up immediately.
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Married Soldiers Handicapped.
In the United States array there is an in
flexible rule against promoting from the
ranks any man with a wife. When that
weather-wise skipper of the granite hills,
William E. Chandler, was Secretary of the
Navy he forbade naval officers to Buffer
their wives to dwell in any port at which
they were stationed lest their husbands
should be diverted from the onerous duties
of the American navy.
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1 25 and 27
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"THE SPRING HAS COME,
THE FLOWERS IN BLOOM,"
AND SOW IS THE TIME TO BUY
Fancy Shapes, assorted colors 50c
6-inch Fluted, assorted colors 70c
7- inch Orleans, Cupid decorations 800
7*A-inch Berlin, spiral pattern 85c
6-inch Harlem, blended colors flOe
6-inch Rococo, scalloped top 90c
7-inch Pacific, shell pattern $1 00
9-inch Orleans, Cupid decoration $1 10
7-inch Rose, beautiful d*>sig*n 1 1 15
7-inch Blythe, new pattern $1 25
And many other styles and prices.
We Have a Few Left and After They
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