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CHARLES M. SHORTRIDGE,
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SATURDAY. APRIL ,6, 1895
Pledges are rolling in.
Big business waits the competing road.
Fresno's enterprise has an electric touch
Anything that mends a monopoly will
There are snags in the way, but progress
The opportunity for the Grand Jury is
still open and unoccupied.
Republican victories give a political guar
antee to the business revival.
Bonds won't be half so heavy on pos
terity as a heritage of cobblestones.
Drop a pledge in the slot and see the
wheels of the Valley road go round.
Putting a veto on the street-paving job is
the best way to cap that particular climax.
Perhaps the cunning Oscar Wilde brought
his libel suit simply to advertise Dorian
An anti-monopoly telephone company
will be surprising enough to make every
body say "hello."
It is a literal truth that the more the
proposed boulevard is considered the more
people think of it.
As a railroad builder Mendocino is pre
pared to play a lone hand, but San Fran
cisco should assist.
Bright, breezy and beautiful will be the
special features for your leisure's reading
in the Sunday Call.
The Oakland merchants have quit selling
tape by the yard, and are now dealing in
enterprise by the bolt.
Sausalito intends to taKe rank among
progressive towns and keep up with the
procession on good roads.
The people are now waiting for the re
formers to begin, but if the reformers wait
the people will lose them.
Republican leaders will lose their pres
tige if thej r do not compel Republican offi
cials to fulfill their pledges.
The Half-million Club has a clear com
prehension that the task before it includes
the whole State as well as the City.
The Call does not publish lottery lists,
beeuu.-e it is not in collusion with ary
scheme for the injury of its readers.
San Francisco will never have a good
government as long as her influential citi
zens are willing to put up with the other
The new railroad, the boulevard and
street improvements may all be set down
as projects for bettering the ways of the
In bringing suit against the Marquis of
Queensberry, Oscar Wilde overlooked the
fact that he who brings a libel suit must
have a very clean record to show up in
The farmers of England are fighting
against free trade on the ground that out
side competition is such English farmers
cannot make a living if they pay living
To receive the gift of Crossley's great re
flector for the Lick Observatory it will be
necessary to raise the sum of $5000. Here
is a chance for some millionaire to do the
Any advance in real estate at present is
merely speculative, for there can be no
actual increase in value until the compet
ing road is open or street improvements
have been made.
It would give the Call great pleasure to
publish the name of every Oakland mer
chant in its roll of honor, which is the list
of those shippers who pledge their busi
ness to the Valley road.
Venezuela owes the United States $141,000
for damage done by seizing three American
steamers in 1871, and it might be a good
scheme to take the whole country in pay
ment of the debt by way of heading off the
We congratulate the Examiner on rolling
up the first $10,000 of its popular subscrip
tion to the competing road and hope to
find it after a while as active and earnest
in promoting street improvements as it is
in advancing the San Joaquin road.
The suggestion from the Washington
Post that the Democratic candidate for the
President in 1896 should be chosen from
the South, will be generally approved. As
the majority of the Democratic vote is in
the South, the honors might as well go
there also; particularly next year, when
both the votes and the honors are likely to
be mere matters of compliment.
New Orleans and Buffalo have entered
as competitors for the next Republican
National Convention, and as neither of
them is in any way able to offer induce*
ments at all equal to those of San Fran
cisco, we can afford to commend them for
their pluck and admit that either of them
is capable of giving an extra warm time to
any convention it may receive in June.
It is reported that an orator who was in
vited to address the New Hampshire Sen
ate the otoer day began his speech by say
ing, "Gentlemen, I have documentary
evidence that two-thirds of the members
of this honorable body are liars." Painful
as these words are, they afford another
evidence of the solidarity of our institu
tions by showing something of a resem
blance between the New Hampshire Senate
and the San Francisco Board of Super
The project of opening an ocean ship
canal to connect the Atlantic with the
Mediterranean by a short cut across
France, which has been so often discussed,
is now agitated again in that country, and,
it is believed, will be undertaken. The
canal would be about 200 miles long and
would cost in the neighborhood of $400,
--000,000, but as it would save a voyage of
1200 miles around Spain, it is thought it
would pay expenses as well as being of
great 'advantage to France in case of war
The plan of the Call to get the business
men of the State to place themselves on
record regarding the traffic they propose to
offer the new railroad, has been widely ap
proved and strongly indorsed by men
whose approval and indorsement is as good
as so much gold. We have published daily
for some time past words of commenda
tion that have come to us from prominent
men, and this morning we publish a long
list of the names of those who have signed
the pledge. The list deserves a careful
reading. It shows how many men have
already seen the advantage of standing up
to be counted on the side of the people
against monopoly, and thus affords the en
couragement of example to others.
It must not be supposed, however, that
the list published comprises all who have
signed the pledge. A large number of
business men and firms have signed it,
who have good reasons for desiring that
their action be kept secret. The Southern
Pacific is known to be as jealous as it is
greedy and as vindictive as it is jealous.
Until the competing road is in operation,
the managers of the monopoly have it in
their power to almost ruin any merchant
against whom their spite may be directed.
They can do this by a simple discrimina
tion against him in freight rates and ship
ping facilities ; and the managers of the
monopoly, millionaires though they be,
are not above resorting to mean tactics of
that kind in their efforts to crush out the
independence of individuals. We clearly
understand therefore the need of keeping
secret the signatures of some of our lead
ing business men and will not betray their
confidence. The public may be assured,
however, that these merchants are in
hearty sympathy with the new road, and
their business is just as sure to go to it as
that of any of those whose pledges are
made publicly and whose names are pub
The very fact that so many business men
are compelled to give support to the new
road in secrecy, is one of the strongest argu
ments in favor of its construction. It re
veals something of the extent to which the
monopoly has carried its domination and its
wrongdoing. When a single corporation has
grown so powerful that it can not only defy
competition, but can ruin any business man
who attempts to encourage it, the time has
come to bring about a new order of things.
It is not to be wondered at that trade lan
guished and industry was blighted under
such conditions. What capitalist would
start a new enterprise when the Southern
Pacific Company stood ready and greedy
to rob him of his profits by charging
for transportation all the traffic would
Fortunately these evil conditions will
soon be things of the past. The competing
road is.practically in process of construc
tion and ere long it will be open for busi
ness. Every man wha helps it forward
helps to emancipate the industries of the
State from the blight of the monopoly. No
business man should shirk his duty in this
respect. Sign the pledge.
THE OAKLAND BANQUET.
The merchants of Oakland have at last
realized the great importance of their city.
At the banquet given Thursday evening
by the Merchants' Association the abiding
common-sense of intelligent men found
expression in a determination to unite the
great mercantile forces of the city into one
powerful machine, which shall have for its
object the development of the manifold
natural advantages which Oakland enjoys.
For too long this splendid city, rich in the
money of her residents and in those
abounding natural charms and advantages
which should have made her greater than
she is, has been content to develop without
a higher purpose than comes from the for
warding of individual interests. As a
consequence she insensibly fell under the
evil power of selfish interests, which
stripped her and fattened on the plunder.
She lost her water front when she had,
next to San Francisco, the finest on the
coast. She permitted the Southern Pa
cific to secure a monopoly of her shipping
facilities and hold her at its mercy. But
Oakland is roused at last and is putting
forth her giant strength to burst the bonds
that enslave her. She has been making a
desperate fight for her stolen water front
and victory seems in sight and will be
secured if there is such a thing as justice
in the world. And Thursday night she
decided to shatte* the bonds in which the
Southern Pacific for so many weary years
has held her.
This forward movement on the part of
the merchants is the culmination of the
work that has been proceeding for some
time on other lines. They understand that
they have an interest fully as vital as that
of any other in the city, and their organi
zation and determined attitude, working
in co-operation with the activities which
were already in the field, will insure the
fruition of Oakland's highest ambition.
Realizing the fact that her geographical
position not only makes her the entrepot
for the commerce of San Francisco, but
that she has independent harbor facilities
which might be utilized to her account,
her merchants have organized themselves
into a body of men determined to see that
the most shall be made of these superb
Of course, the most vital thing broached
by the speakers at the banquet was the
opportunity for competitive transportation
presented by the San Joaquin Valley Rail
road. That Oakland must secure all the
advantages which reside in that oppor
tunity was the most prominent thought in
every mind. Justly resenting the charge
that she is merely a suburb of San Fran
cisco, her merchants, to whom the ques
tion of transportation charges and facili
ties is directly vital, are determined to do
all in their power to aid the people's line.
That they can secure the Valley road, if
they display the proper spirit of enter
prise, there can be no doubt. It is simply
a matter of making the inducement suffi
ciently strong. One of the first evidences
of their earnestness would be the signing
of the Call's pledge to ship by the Valley
road. This should be accompanied with
generous subscription to the shares of the
company, and with donations of a right of
way and land for depot purposes. We
have no fear that Oakland, now that her
spirit is roused, will be found wanting in a
single one of these particulars.
THE LOTTERY LISTS.
The proprietor of the Call is informed
by his subscription agents that a few per
sons have quit taking the paper because it
does not publish the lists of winning num
bers in lottery drawings. We would much
rather not have any of our readers state
this as a reason for not taking the paper,
for we should prefer to believe that all of
them agree with us in regarding lotteries
as an evil to every individual who has deal
ings with them and to every community
which tolerates their operations. We
should prefer to think of every member of
this community that he has so high a re
gard for himself and for the moral and
financial welfare of the City and State as
to be proud of the existence here of a great
newspaper which has the courage and the
sense of duty to denounce the swindling
and corruption which lotteries represent.
We should be proud to be able to announce
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 1895.
that the Call's opposition to this shame
ful evil is one of the very reasons why
every good man and woman in the com
munity supports it with subscriptions.
If there are any readers of the Call who
imagine that it will publish anything of a
degrading, disgusting or otherwise in
jurious nature they will be disappointed,
for this paper is not published in the in
terest of anything that is low and cor
rupting. If there are any of our readers
who, in spite of our pleadings and warn
ings, still insist on buying lottery tickets,
they can easily secure the lists of winning
numbers from the agents who sell the
tickets, and at the same time can be taking
a clean, high-class paper, which gives all
the legitimate news without regard to the
cost, and which is devoting all of its ener
gies not only to the protection of the com
munity against wrongs, but also to the
promotion of those material enterprises
■which develop the resources of the State
and contribute to the happiness, security
and prosperity of her people.
HE WILL VETO IT.
The people of San Francisco will read
with more than ordinary satisfaction this
morning the announcement of Mayor
Sutro's decision to veto the bituminous
This measure, whose nature is well
understood by the people, is one of the
most iniquitous ever devised in the City.
It would have given to a single combina
tion the privilege of furnishing all the
asphalt needed for street paving and to
the Southern Pacific Company the ex
clusive profit of hauling it. This, indeed,
would have been a rich plum for the ring
if it could have been carried through.
Fortunately the Mayor has shown him
self in this instance to be a true defender
of the interests of the City. His veto will
baffle the ring, and by defeating this job
will have a tendency to prevent attempts
at others. There can be no doubt the
veto will prove sufficient to balk ihe
scheme, for it would require a vote of nine
Supervisors to pass the ordinance over the
veto, and only eight can be found who will
vote for it. The other four are honest, in
corruptible men, who can be counted on to
sustain the Mayor and protect the interests
of the City.
The decision of the Mayor is one of espe
cial gratification for the Call, for it is in
accordance with the line of policy we have
advocated all along. An earnest cham
pion of public improvements, the Call has
recognized that the success of a job of this
kind would cause many progressive men
to hesitate in going forward with the
work of municipal development, and
the Call has been zealous therefore in
endeavoring to defeat it. The Mayor's
decision cornea like the blow of a stalwart
champion for good government, striking
down the wrong. A great victory has been
won for the people, and the veto will be
greeted with universal approval.
A TELEPHONE EIVAL.
Concurrently with the expiration of the
Bell telephone patents is the formation of
a powerful telephone corporation which
will revolutionize the business. It has a
formidable array of wealthy backers, in
cluding leading representatives of the
Standard Oil Company, the American
Sugar Refining Company, the Pullman
Palace Car Company, the Crocker estate of
San Francisco and many great financial
interests. The instruments to be used are
those devised by Allen T. Nye, who has
already had some fierce legal fights with
the Bell company. The parent company
is the Standard Telephone Company of
New York. The entire country is to be
covered by the organization of district com
panies, each embracing one State or more
and controlled by local capitalists with the
co-operation of the parent company.
The main advances which the new enter
prise will make on the Bell telephone ser
vice are these : First, a rental of only $25
a year will be charged for the instruments;
second, instead of furnishing the electric
current by means of batteries the new com
pany will employ dynamos; third, the in
strument is no larger than a man's hand
and connections are made automatically.
It seems to follow that this telephone will
supplant the telegraph, and such is the
prediction made by the company.
The importance of this enterprise is far
greater than appears at a glance. The
power of the Bell company has been so
invincible, both financially and politically,
that the use of new inventions and im
provements and the operation of rival
companies have been impossible. There
never has been in America a more power
ful or autocratic monopoly than the Bell
telephone. Still, through its enterprise
the country has enjoyed an excellent tele
phone service, and, although the company
is said tb have made enormous profits, it
has furnished the people with a service
that has become indispensable. Indeed, it
needed the wonderful prosperity of the
Bell company to spur on inventors to
higher achievements and capital to an
exhibition of enterprise. It will be im
possible for the Bell company to compete
with the new company, as the recent in
ventions are beyond its control. All that
is now left for it is to transfer its wires and
franchises to the new concern on the best
terms that it can make. It seems hardly
possible for it to buy out the new company.
But the telegraph as well as the tele
phone companies are threatened, and
these two combined would probably con
stitute the strongest financial and political
force that aggregated capital can exercise
in this country. It was doubtless this con
sideration that led the new company to
organize with men representing $360,000,000,
not including the local capital which will
go into the organization of the district
companies. It is a particularly interesting
matter that although the Bell telephone
and the telegraph companies have been
rivals, the threat which the presence of the
new company creates necessarily makes
them partners in defense. It is claimed by
the new company that it can transmit
messages 3000 miles. This will render the
The fact that the presence in any com
munity of two telephone services will re
quire many users to have two sets of in
struments will be one of the strongest
factors in forcing the old company out of
Among the lesser towns of the State
where the spirit of reviving enterprise and
progress is making itself manifest in prac
tical ways, is Sausalito. The recent de
cision of the Supreme Court confirming
the incorporation of the city, has infused
the people with a desire to advance its de
velopment as rapidly as is commensurate
with prudence and business sense, and ac
cordingly the prospects of progress in
Sausalito just now are not inferior to
those of any city of equal size in the State.
Among the projected improvements of
the place are the construction of good
roads along the water front and on the
hill. At a retent meeting of the citizens
to consider these things, there was dis
closed a most commendable degree of pub
lic spirit among all who were present.
The Sausalito News quotes one of the
speakers, Major Miller, as expressing the
general sentiment in saying that the Half
million Club of San Francisco, and similar
organizations in other cities of California,
are signs of enterprise which, taken in
connection with the new railroad, mark
the beginning of a new era for the State,
and that Sausalito must advance with her
sister cities and profit by the new order of
things. If this spirit of generous rivalry
in the race of progress animates the lead
ing men of Sausalito, the outlook for her
future is certainly bright. No suburban
town in an} r part of the world has more
natural beauty and attractiveness than our
neighbor across the bay, and in the com
ing decade there is no reason to doubt that
the energy of her people will be rewarded
by prosperity in every direction.
As a result of the two blizzards that
swept over Florida during the past winter,
it is said many of the hardiest orange
trees over large areas of the State have
been found to be not only blighted, but
killed outright by long and reiterated
freezing, and many of the most plucky
and enterprising growers are talking of
giving up the cultivation of oranges, in
part at least, and devoting increased atten
tion to the raising of early fruits and veg
etables in competition with Bermuda.
In urging the people of that city to make
an earnest effort to obtain the next Repub
lican National Convention the New Orleans
States says: "It is estimated that the con
vention will bring fully 125,000 visitors to
this city, and from a business point of
view it will be a bonanza to local trades
men, as the crowds will remain here from
seven to ten days." There may be some
thing of exaggeration in that estimate, but
it is a good pointer for San Francisco mer
chants to consider.
THE HEAVENS IN APRIL.
The revolution of the earth around the sun
brings to our view in the course of a year ail
portions of the heavens north of south declina
tion 52J.£ degrees at seasonable hours of the
evening. Those who live farther north see less,
those farther south see more, in proportion to
Strewn over this large section of the celestial
sphere are fourteen fixed stars sufficiently
bright to be classed as of the first magnitude ;
forty-eight of second magnitude, and hundreds
and even thousands of lesser magnitudes,
omitting telescopic stars, which are numbered
The evenings of spring present to the star
gazer the most brilliant array of stellar lights
that can be seen at any one time. By reason
of some yet unknown law of distribution, the
larger orbs show a tendency to be gregarious,
and within an area of 60 degrees in diameter
seven stars of first magnitude and an equal
number of second magnitude blend their radi
ance at present in the western heavens. But,
as is known, the fixed stars are not the only
stellar lights to be seen in the firmament.
Five of the major planets are visible to the
naked eye and may be seen in their allotted
zone.which extends onjeach side of the ecliptic,
and like that invisible but mathematical line
encircles the celestial sphere. Unlike the fixed
stars, whicmor ages keep their positions with
regard to each other almost unchanged, the
planets roam singly, and in their destined pe
riod of months or years pass round the
heavens. For this reason they are often seen
at wide distances apart on the planet highway,
the zodiac. It happens, however, at present
that no less than four planets ere visible in the
evening sky, while three out of these add their
elc ams to the star-strewn area hi the west.
For this reason it is being constantly asked
these weeks, "Which is Jupiter?" "Where is
Aldebaran?" etc., even those who are some
what familiar with the constellations being
confused by the sprinkling of planetary gems
in the starry outlines.
Tha accompanying diagrams and a few ex
planations will enable the casual star-gazer to
distinguish between the permanent lights and
the transient planetary visitors.
The planet Venus, a few degrees north of the
west point and the nearest of the brilliant orbs
to the horizon, ia easily recognized by its sil
very gleam and apparent superiority in size
It now sets past 9 o'clock in the evening, but
as it is approaching the earth it will be seen
nearer to the zenith each evening at any given
hour, setting later and later until July 11,
when it will commence to recede toward the
horizon and to set earlier, until it sets with the
%un on the 19th of next September. But it will
continue to increase in brightness until August
13, when its diameter will be more than forty
seconds of an arc, being then (telescopically)
in the crescent phase.
Very nearly as resplendent is the giant
planet Jupiter, whose gleams come to us from
the enormous distance of 483,000,000 miles.
It is numbered 7 in the first diagram, and can
be easily identified among the surrounding
stars in the constellation Gemini.
Castor and Pollux, the large orbs on the east
side, must be looked for nearer to the zenith
than Jupiter. The planet is on the ecliptic,
the horizontal curving line in the diagram,
and also near the summer solstice, which is
represented by the intersection of the vertical
line. The moons of Jupiter to be seen require
magnifying power, the fifth moon, discovered
by Dr. Barnard of the Lick Observatory, re
quiring a lens at least fifteen inches in diame
Jupiter is moving slowly eastward along its
wide orbit, which it takes nearly twelve years
to traverse. Ruddy-tinted Mare, marked 2 in
the diagram, is also moving eastward at a
more rapid pace, and on April 25, having
emerged from its present peculiar position be
tween the horns of Taurus, will become for a
few days the fellow-traveler of the giant
planet; and then, speeding past it a little to
the north, will complete its smaller orbit in
less than two years.
Aldebaran, the large star in the Hyades, will
be seen nearer to the western horizon, as shown
in the diagram. Toward the end of the month
the wandering crescent moon temporarily ob
scures the brightness of the glittering groups.
The constellation of Orion, with its starry
belt and nost of bright stars, is known to all.
Farther to the southwest is Sirius, the whitest
and brightest of fixed stars, while to the north
west is Capella, the type of solar stars. Pro
cyon shines brightly a few degrees south of
Castor and Pollux. The second diagram rep
resents the constellation of Leo in the eastern
heavens not far from the meridian. Toward
the northeast is Arcturus, toward the south
east Spica, and nearer to the horizon the planet
Saturn, the fourteenth stellar light of the first
order now visible in the evening sky.
Brightest and best of the weeklies. Special
features, from politics to poetry. All leading
AROUND THE CORRIDOBS.
John Herd, who enjoyed the distinction of
representing Mrs. Yarde-Buller as her financial
agent until & few days ago, and who also gave
himself the pleasure of refusing to do so. any
longer, has some very firm ideas on the ques
tion as to whether or not women make good
JOHN HERD BEVIEWS WOMAN CLIENTS.
[Sketched from life for the "Oi«" by A'ankivell.l
clients. In the corridor of the California Hotel
yesterday he said to a Call reporter: "I would
not take another woman as a client for all
the money in the universe. Such people
change their minds with more rapidity than
you can write down their wishes. Mind you,
Ido not mean by that that all women would
make bad clients, but I do say that the ones
who enjoy unusual luxury and are suddenly
placed in possession of considerable money, to
do with as they please, are in no wise able to
handle it judiciously and keep cool."
"To what do you attribute this occasional
absence of stability?"
"Heavens and earth, man! how the deuce do
I know what occasions it? There is not a man
living who can answer that question. You
can take all the men you care to select and ask
them why certain women are so changeable,
and every one will give you a different
"'Then you have no remedy to suggest 1"
"Well, not to speak of. I fully realize that it
is a tireless job to follow a woman's moods and
keep good-natured. Do you imagine for a mo
ment that I am attempting to reform their
■ways of doing about es they please? Well, I
guess not; not if I know myself. That is one
of the things that helps to make them so at
"One of the many great changes which will
be brought about by the utilization of the
great power of Niagara Falls will be an electric
road from Buffalo to the point mentioned,"
said J. F. Morse, a prominent citizen of the
latter place, at the Palace yesterday. "The
New York Central has a line between the two
points and it is the intention of the company
to change the motive power from steam to elec
tricity. The distance is only about twenty-five
miles and every year thousands of visitors pass
over the road. It is said to be the Intention of
the Vanderbilts to make other radical changes
if the experiment proves a success. They now
run a belt line of railroad surrounding the city
of Buffalo and which enjoys an immense local
patronage. The use of electricity would, of
course, greatly lessen the operating expenses
of this line and it is sure to follow its introduc
tion in the line first spoken of. Although the
rates of fare between Buffalo and the falls are
already quite reasonable the change will in
volve a reduction of about a half, it is thought,
and is a step toward the future greatness which
is bound to come to our city."
G. S. Lane, a well-known miner, who has had
a long experience in the fields of both this
State and Colorado, is in the city, having just
come up from the southern part of the State.
It is his belief that the Riverside and San
Bernardino localities, on the range of moun
tains through that district, is bound to be a
profitable field for future mining operations.
"I don't want to boom that section beyond
reasonable possibilities," said he yesterday,
"but my investigations, which were pretty
thorough, lead me to believe that it is a locality
rich in paying quartz. What are known as the
McHaney discoveries have awakened a great
interest in the locality and prospectors are
floating in fast. The latest discovery of which
I heard was at a point about twelve miles
southeast of what is known as Twenty-nine
Palms and only a few miles from the Bpot
where the McHaney developments were made.
Some valuable quartz has been taken out
there, from less than five tons of which over
$900 was obtained. The gold ore is found in
a copper-stained quartz, and some phenom
enal results are confidently predicted by ex
perts acquainted with the fields."
Attorney James A. Hall told a story in the
Lick House lobby last night which illustrates
the acuteness of the thoroughly ahead-of-the
time young woman.
"A well-known and popular young lady," said
Mr. Hall, "had an experience a few days ago
with a young fellow which she is not likely to
forget. She is a guest at a fashionable hotel and
was visiting friends In a small neighboring
town. Om the second day of her arrival a
young gentleman, much smitten with her
charms, appeared on the scene.
"A fishing party was at once made up, and
after luncheon the young people started for the
grounds. The place selected chanced to be
well within the preserves of a well-known club,
but that fact made little or no difference to the
excursionists. In a short while the party
moved off in the usual 'couple' arrangement,
when the fashionable young fellow from San
Francisco commenced his love-making. He
properly fixed the fly, cast it off for her, and
then paid himself for the trouble by stealing a
"Hardly had he recovered from his joy when a
voice, etartlingly near, said:
" 'Young fellow, although I'm the gamekeeper
here, I don't particularly object to your fishin'
in this 'ere stream, but I would like to know if
you have a license to fish on them preserves.'
'•The confused young gentleman muttered
something in reply, and then said: 'Sister, I
guess we had better get back to the house.'
"This was too much for his companion, for
she wrathfully exclaimed:
" 'Don't make a chump out of yourself by
calling me "sister." Any fool knows that a man
wouldn't be kissing his sister at such a time
and place as this.' "
. PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT.
Few deaths in recent years have caused
deeper regret among the professional and edu
cational circles of Berlin than that of Professor
George yon Giiycki of the university. He was
a victim of the influenza. Since 1883 he had
been professor of ethics, and was one ci the
most popular members of the faculty. Among
his best-known works are: "Philosophic Con
sequences of the Theory of Evolution," "Hume's
Ethics" and "Moral Philosophy." The profes
sor's widow is one of the leaders of the woman's
rights movement in Germany.
In x "An Artist's Reminiscences" Rudolph
Lehmann writes: "I only met Thackeray once,
In this historical old Roman tavern, the
Osteria del Falcon, •which boasts of having
had Michael Angelo among its customers.
When a mutual friend introduced me to the
great novelist (great in more than one sense,
for he measured 6 feet 4 inches), I said I had
learned to read English from his 'Vanity
Fair.' 'And that is where I learned to write it,'
In the world of letters there is curiosity
about the first incumbent of the chair of Eng
lish literature which Yale has just been given
$70,000 to establish. It is to be called the
Emily Sanford professorship, in tribute to the
wife of its donor. The Hartford Post, con
ducted by John A. Porter, an active Yale
alumnus, nominates to this chair, a lucrative
one by the way for a college professorship,
Richard Burton of Trinity.
Bartram Hile?, the armless artist of Bristol,
whose pictures, sketches and designs have
won for him several prizes, is only 28 years
old, and though he grasps his brush between
his teeth and paints with much dexterity, he
was not born armjess. His arms were ampu
tated above the elbow in consequence of a tram
car accident when he was 8 years old.
Mr. Balfour, leader of the English Conserva
tives, is a brilliant taiker in private life. His
conversation bristles with anecdotes and amus
ing stories, which are told with an air of
drollery and genuine humor.
Francis A. Crandall, managing editor of the
Buffalo Evening Times, has been appointed
Superintendent of Public Documents at Wash
ington. The position is a new one, and carries
a salary of $3000 a year. *
Cannon, the English jockey, has a boat
house on the Thames, and, when not in train
ing, keeps himself well by rowing, swimming
and hunting. He has an income that might
satisfy a Duke.
Frederick Holbrook, one of the few living
war Governors of New England, celebrated his
eighty-second birthday recently at his home
in Brattleboro, Vt.
C. M. Crawford of Lake County was at the
E. F. Parker of Stockton is registered at the
B. E. Mott of Cloverdale Is at the Occidental.
L. R. Brant of Angel Island is a guest at the
Major J. R. Houghton, a large land-owner of
Chico, is at the Lick.
H. M. Shreve, a merchant of Tulare, is agnest
at the Lick.
Silas Carle, a contractor of Sacramento, was
at the Lick last night.
E. F. Bernhard, a merchant of Fresno, is at
H. B. Smith, a merchant of Ukiah, is a guest
at the Grand. )
Andrew Brown, a merchant of Kernville,
registered at the Grand yesterday.
Aaron Smith, a railroad man of Los Angeles,
was at the Grand last night.
Hon. Carl Lindsey, District Attorney of
Santa Cruz, was an arrival at the Grand yester
J. Ross Traynor, a fruit-buyer of Marysville,
is at the Grand.
William Palmtag, a prominent resident of
Hollister, is at the California.
J. Allen Parsons of Belvedere is a guest at the
Dr. and Mrs. J. F. Lewis of Los Angeles are at
Lieutenant and Mrs. E. B. Cassatt, U. S. A.,
are registered at the Palace.
THE CAYUSE AT POtO.
[Containing a suggestion that might be put to
profit by the polo-players of Burlingame.]
Those riders down at "Blingum" are afeared their
naas Ml fling 'em,
And they fizzle in their stroke and in their reach ;
And I see 'their game of polo is as tame as whist or
When compared to one I saw down on the beach.
You remember, Baron Truffles, with his tinsel, lace
Was a sport of very eminent degree,
And he came to' the conclusion the cayuse was a
In competing with a horse of pedigree.
So a challenge then he launched against the backers
of the broncho;
He was taken up before the set of sun-
Captain Casey swore to play him, and to wager he
could lay him
Out and out before the polo game was done.
And they got their teams together— there was favor
in the weather,
When the bronchos met the steeds with bartered
And the speed of them cayuses would make poems
for the muses—
But to tell the rest my heart it nearly fails.
The bronchos in the racing weren't great on lengthy
But they stopped, and flew around the other way.
Oh, like "mapic they flew back, sir, on the rolling
spheroid's track, sir,
While the blooded nags were seldom in the play.
Well, the horse of Captain Casey had developed
such a pace, he
Made his rider wince anear the winning line;
When the Baron got excited and he madly swung
And— poor Casey got a plunk upon his spine.
The "bloods" were never in it for the fraction of a
For the bronchos played around them and about,
And they had the same i n tow, sir— truth, I'm tell
ing you, by Joe, sir —
And the natives raised a thunder of a shout.
But old Truffles couldn't bear it, to see glory and
not share it
When his royal stable showed up far behind,
And while racing hard and vainly after Casey, he
Made the lnnge that clapped on Casey's eyes a
The mob was all a-cheering as the victory was near
And as Casey drove the ball along the track-
One more touch to goal would send it, and he raised
his stick to end it,
When— poor Casey's spinal column got the whack.
But if Casey could be found, sir, 'twould delight
him, I'll be bound, sir,
The conceit to take from Captain Tobfn's team ;
And he'd make the coming Britons think their
mounts a lot of kittens,
And their "blooded" fad would vanish like a
Yes, the general population of this corner of the
They would whoop 'er up In style for the cayuse —
And the wiry little climber, worshiped by the grand
Would redeem itself in spite of time's abuse-
Would reveal itself as certain as the dawn would
raise the curtain
On the day it meets the racer, groomed so fine-
Would redeem itself full splendid, if the game
should not be ended
Like when Casey got the whack upon his spine.
chablks D. South.
SUFPOSED TO BE HUMOROUS.
•'What's your opinion of the coming woman?"
He— l can't tell; but I suppose she will keep
us waiting just like the others.— Chicago Inter
"What's this parrot saying?" asked the vis
itor in the birdstore. "It doesn't sound like
'Polly wants a cracker.' "
"No, it's 'Polly wants a bean.' I'm educating
the bird for a Boston lady."— Washington Star.
A gentleman walking: along Lexington ave
nue one day encountered two boys who looked
so much alike that he stopped them and asked,
"Are you little boys twins?"
They looked up at him for a moment as
though they did not exactly understand, then
one said meekly, "No, sir; we are Methodists."
"A wire-grass Georgia Judge has just decided
a big dog case."
"How did it turn out?"
"You see, a man went to Texas and left his
dog with a neighbor, and when he came back
he wanted the dog."
"The Judge decided that the man who had
the dog didn't have a title, and that a fellow
who would leave a good dog oughtn't to own
"What did the Judge do about it?"
"Kept the dog himself."— Atlanta Journal.
Master — Be quick, my boy, and reckon up
how many head of cattle there are in that herd.
Master— How did you make it out?
Pupil— l counted their feet »nd divided by
Master— Yon gave yourself unnecessary trou
ble, my lad. Next time you must count tha
horns and divide by two.— Neueste Nach
"I ought to have known better than to come
here," said the departing drummer to th»
landlord. "I was told beforehand that it wwT-<j
a one-horse town."
"Well, there's no use of kicking now," —as
the placid response.
"No. I just wanted to stop long enough to
express my sympathy for the horse."—Wash
"Have you been able to catch the Speaker*
eye?" asked the first lady legislator.
"Have I?" rejoined the second legislator.
"Well, rather. I wore my navy-blue bengaline
with the heliotrope sleeves, and the Speaker
couldn't keep his eyes off me."
Upon the call of the house they separated.—
Mother— The very hairs of our heads are num
Smart kid (pulling one out of his head) —
What number is this?
Mother (snatching part of a handful out of
his head)— The one you gave me was number
one. Ycu can go out in the woodshed and
count these others.— Philadelphia Inquirer.
"Louise is married' and seems perfectly
"Why shouldn't she be? Her husband's busi
ness Is such that he can't take but one meal a
day at home."— Chicago Inter Ocean.
She— l wish to purchase a new hat — one In the
very latest style.
He— Ah, yes. Will madame kindly take a
seat and wait for a moment? The styles are
just changing.— Fliegende Blatter.
The man who is "prominently mentioned,
for an office may have to make way for him
who is "suggested."— Han ford Journal.
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Adams, the discoverer of the planet Neptune'
which was recently unveiled in the great hall
of St. John's College, Cambridge, England.
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