CHARLES M. SHORTRIDOE,
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-:»A~y7".~ .~API:J].t. 1893
Good-by income (ax.
Prospect? are pleamng all around.
All games are progressive in these days.
They were wi-se men who established the
Supreme Court as a check on Congress.
Grover may have to call an extra session
Of Congress to provide a revenue.
Silver conventions are getting to be as
laumerons as pi'
The people who feel the strain of progress
most are the silurian 1 -.
Oakland wants a boulevard to meet ns
lit San Jose and complete the circuit.
The fam ous incubators of Petalnma have
tatched prosperity as well as chickens.
No citizen can do the best for himself
ttnless he does the best for the community.
The Supreme Court left just enough of
the income tax for the next Cong
The San Jose boulevard will be as noble
ft feature of California ah was the Appian I
Way of Rome.
"What is left of the income tax will !
provide revenue enough to pay for j
Petaluma's new centrifugal cream sepa
are the next thing to the per:
motion of industry.
It appear* that O«car Wilde wa« not
■lone in his guilt and doesn't like to be j
alone in his misery.
The accidental killing of a Parisian in a i
duel has awakened all France to the ,
dangers of the sport.
A Silurian's eyes have as dead a luster as
two cobblestones mounted in the orbits of
a dead donkey's skull.
The bed occupied by Norway and 8 we- '
den is so narrow that when one of them
turns over the other growls.
"' "The shippers who sign the Caia's pledge
to patronize the people's road will be the '
makers of California's history.
:So long as there are vacant lots in the
cemeteries it cannot be claimed that there
. is no earthly use for silurians.
The person who buys a lottery ticket not
only depletes hi.-? own purse, but deprives
the community of the use of his money.
: If the tariff tinkers ever come into power
again they will probably have sense enough
t© pay some attention to the constitution.
Even the frost is kind to the Santa Clara
Valley, for it has only served to save the
farmers the trouble of thinning their fruit.
From the way that bimetallic leagues
ere being organized in the East it appears
the silver tide will be at the full flood in
The decision of the Supreme Court on
the income tax may be taken as another
proof that whatever happens in these days
The only monopolies that California de
sires are those which she will always have,
and they happen to he the ones that the
Almighty has created.
" • Admitting that the press and the pulpit i
Ere the two great moral forces of the time, ;
to "what extent and in what direction are j
they exercising their power?
Pin asserting that he has never been I
drank Cleveland deprives himself of his !
only forcible explanation of the appoint- j
ment of Gresham as Secretary of State.
The engineers have begun work at Stock
ton on the Valley road, and it will not be
long before the shriek of the locomotive
will exult over the downfall of monopoly.
Colorado is not ahead of California, for
. while that State can boast of ten feet of
snow we are blanketed with a layer of
Bun-warmed atmosphere forty miles thick.
The Call is receiving letters from its
subscribers praising its course in the mat
ter of lotteries, and this shows that there is
a large element in the community to which
Vice is not attractive. ..,-_:„
In deciding that a tax on Incomes de
rived from rents or from State, County or
Municipal bonds is unconstitutional, the
Supreme Conrt has left the present meas
ure a plain tax on thrift and energy with
out a single redeeming feature.
If real estate owners could know that
one of the best evidences of silurianism is
the demanding of higher Drices than prop
erty is worth, and that silurianism is fatal
to progress, they would probably be less
■willing to appear in the catalogue of terti
According to the Railroad Age there
were only twelve train robberies in 1890,
but they have been rapidly increasing in
number. In 1892 sixteen were reported
and last year there were thirty-four. The
industry has revived briskly this year and
by the aid of the bicycle it is believed that
the robbers will soon be able to make an
average record of a hoid-up for every day
of the year.
Dv Maurier has suddenly risen infinitely
above the other popular authors of the
day, for in speaking of the "Trilby" boom,
he says: "Indeed, this 'boom' rather dis
tresses me when I reflect that Thackeray
never had a 'boom'; and I hold that a
•boom' means nothing as a sign of literary
excellence— nothing but money." This is
the humility of the true artist, and would
not be conceivable in the case of the Ma
The Brooklyn Eagle acknowledges the
receipt of a letter from an indignant citi
zen declaring his intention to sue the pro
prietors of a local hotel for not supplying
the table with stewed prunes. It is to be
regretted that the name of this worthy
gentleman is not given, for he is a true
■benefactor and deserves honor. The Eagle
should at once procure his name, not as a
guarantee of good faith, for none is needed
in a case of this kind, but for publication
Bmongthe immortal patriots of the land.
THE IirOOME TAX
While the decision of the Supreme Court
in regard to the income tax does not make
as clear a sweep of that iniquitous meas
ure as could have been desired, it at any rate
lops it to pieces so completely that the
remDants will hardly be allowed to linger
long on the statute-books, and at the next
session of Congress we may expect to see
The Court decides the law to be uncon
stitutional in so far as it taxes incomes de-
rived from the rent of lands; from National,
County ana Municipal bonds; and
also in the provisions discriminating be
tween one set of taxpayers and another by
granting exemptions to individuals and
< o-partner*h:ps, which are not granted to
rations having similar incomes de
:rom like property values. The nrst
of these features of the law is declared to
be unconstitutional because It involves a
direct tax not property proportioned, and
■ cond because it violates that uni
formity of taxation which the constitution
requires. With these exceptions, the court
allows the law to stand, simply because
the Justices being divided on the proposi
tion, there was not a majority to rule
against it as a whole.
Under this decision, the law is even
worse than it at first appeared. Exempt
ing from the operation of the tax all in
comes derived from rent? and from the
stocks and bonds of the Nation, States,
Counties and Municipalities, there will be
little else to tax except incomes earned by
thrift and energy. The vast Astor fortune
vvill i,ay no tax on the income from the
rent of the family holdings in real estate,
which embodies the bulk of it, and the
wealthy holders of bonds will be equally
exempt. It is the merchant, the doctor,
the Jawyer and the host of successful
tradesmen and professional men who will
have to pay the tax, and it thus becomes
than ever a tax upon industry rather
than upon property.
It remains to be seen whether the law
will now yield a revenue sufficient to pay
for the machinery of the inquisition re
quired to collect it. It is certain it will
not yield anything like the amount which
those who favored it so fondly expected,
and there is not likely to be much opposi
tion to its repeal. The Call has fought
the law from the beginning as an in
famous social; -tic class tax, as well as an
unconstitutional one. The unconstitu
tional features have now been stricken out
by the Supreme Court, but the iniquity of
the measure still remains. It is to be re
gretted that the court did not aeree with
those of its members who held the whole
measure to be unconstitutional, and thus
put an end at once to a system of taxation
so unjust, unequal, inquisitorial and un-
TOO MEAN TO GIVE.
It is reported from Stockton that some
of the richest men of the city and county
aTe refusing to subscribe anything toward
the competing road, notwithstanding the
fact that they*will derive more benefit from
it than the poorer and more progressive
men who are so liberally working for the
These reports are not surprising. Such
men exist in every community, and Stock
ton in confronting their greed and mean
ness has no more exasperating problems
than other cities of the State. Humanity
has not yet devised a proper and effective
method of dealing with men of this char
acter, though the cvii of their presence in
a community has long been recognized.
They are not only useless themselves, but
they discourage usefulness in other.-. It
takes a great deal of public spirit in some
men to go forward, invest their money,
take risks and work hard and faithfully for
the welfare of the community, when they
see these rich, lazy, selfish, grasping,
narrow-minded, greedy rascals hovering
around to share all the profits while doing
none of the work. It is not in human na
ture to submit patiently to this kind of
robbery, and it is not to be wondered at
that in all lands and in all ages the stingy,
sneaking, avaricious landlord has been the
object of the denunciations of all who live
"When too many men of this character
! get together in a community they kill it.
i They are a species of parasite that not
' only absorb the life-giving sap of a tree,
I but also wind around it with a force that
i crushes every branch that reaches out for
I the sunlight. By one means or another a
| community must shake itself loose from
I the thralldom of such men or perish. Their
I blighting effect, felt everywhere, must be
; everywhere counteracted, or it will baffle
| every enterprise, thwart all efforts for the
: common good and put an end to progress.
j It becomes important, therefore, for vigor*
' ous, brainy, public-spirited men to be al
i ways ready to shake off the parasite and
, prevent the blight. They must keep alive
| in the community the spirit of progress by
yetting before others the example of zeal,
i energy and liberality in all public under
No city in California can at this time
afford to stop in Its career to wrangle with
meanness. Progress is the order of the
day. Stockton, as her progressive citizens
well understand, must go ahead with the
work of raising the promised bonus for the
competing road even as San Francisco has
gone ahead to raise the millions necessary
to launch the enterprise. The rich men
and big property -owners who are too mean
to give any help to a work that will benefit
them so largely must for the time being be
ignored. Sooner or later, however, they
should be made to feel that they are the
objects of popular scorn and that their
names are subject everywhere to aerision
ELEMENTS OP BEVOLUTION.
The Cuban revolt is no more than a
revolt— it has none of the elements of a
revolution. In its scheme for freedom it
shows only the restiveness of the slave
under the whip of the master — not a moral
rebellion against iniquity. Its aim of
reformation looks only to freedom, with
out a definitive idea of what that freedom
shall mean or bring.
It is not sufficient in these days that he
who rebels against constituted authority
shall assert the bald right of liberty and
urge oppression as bis excuse. Ireland
does not ask for that. Her showing is that
of a subjugated nation, intelligent, rich
and powerful, jealous of order and respect
ful of the law, willing to acknowledge the
greater physical force of the nation that
holds her in subjugation, but claiming an
intelligence and a love of order and peace
equal to that of the dominating nation,
and demanding only that she may enjoy
the fullest blessings of Christian civiliza
tion by being permitted to institute such a
home rule as shall best serve her own
ethical aims without in the smallest de
gree impairing the sovereignty of Ungland
It is not so in Cuba. The insurgente
there have failed to show to the civilized
world that they might be the better for the
success of tbeir revolt. They stand simply
in the attitude of an oppressed race that
desires freedom. It is not sufficient to
assume that out of liberty they might
work their own salvation. They have not
stated their case fully and intelligently to
the world, and seem to be in ignorance of
THE SAX FBANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 3895.
! the fact that lying all about and com
j plete.ly environing them is a vast world
that with the last century has learned the
necessity of moving on established lines.
The mere tearing down of an old edifice
without a definite plan for a new which
shall take its stead no longer has a place
.in the architectural scheme of nations.
Let us suppose that the ruling spirits of
the Cuban revolt were men of high charac
ter and substantial means; that in some
way— secretly if need be— they had or
ganized themselves into a band of patriots
determined to liberate their country ; that
j thereupon they had formulated their
j grievances against the Spanish Govern
! ment and placed them in the hands of all
j civilized countries, with an appeal to
Christendom for aid or interference ; that
in the absence of possible aid from the
nations a scheme of government had been
planned and at least put on paper, includ
ing, say. a constitution and laws providing
for a form of government. In that event
the respect, sympathy and possibly assist
ance of some great nations might have
| been secured.
The absence of all these things is ob
servable. No appeal has been made, no
scheme of government proposed, no bene
fits of freedom suggested. Revolutions, in
order to be successful, must be based on an
alternative higher than that of a slave who
resists being beaten and robbed by his
master. Even temporary physical success
would not mean a moral victory. What
j ever wrongs she may have practiced in the
j government of Cuba, Spain must receive
the moral support of the world in the ab
sence of a better showing on the part of
those who aim to overthrow her authority.
A SUBSTANTIAL CITY.
There is now at work at Petaluma— so
quietly that the importance of it has been
nearly overlooked— a United Statesdredger
enlarging the navigation facilities of Peta
luma Creek. Next to Napa River this is
the most important of the navigable
streams flowing eastwardly into San Pablo
Bay from the mountains of Napa and
Like Nftpa City Petaluma enjoys the ad-»
vantage of both water and rail transporta
tion, for besides being at the head of navi
gation of Petaluma Creek it is on the main
line of the North Pacific Coast Railroad.
The fact that steamers ply regularly be
tween it and San Francisco creates a whole
some competition, which has contributed
substantially to the prosperity of the
flourishing city and its vicinity.
Petaluma has successfully demonstrated
the fact that poultry-raising in California
can be made one of our most profitable
industries. To the shame of California, it
must be confessed that we annually snip
hither from the Eastern States large quan
tities of eggs and butter, and yet the poultry
and dairy business of Petaluma furnishes
convincing evidence that these two partly
neglected industries in California can be
profitably conducted. It was the great
success made by Petalnma in the poultry?
business that led to the invention and
manufacture of the Petaluma incubator,
which is produced by that city and used in
every part of the Pacific Slope.
It was only a year or two ago that Peta
luma made another great stride forward.
Up to that time her immense dairy busi
ness had been conducted on the primitive
lines — not too clean — which had always
prevailed in California. When the inade
quacy of this method became clear to the
dairymen of Petaluma they organized into
communities, and each community pro
vided itself with the latest improved
machinery for treating milk. Under this
system the milk, warm from the cow, is
placed in the separators, which in an in
stant, by mechanical means, separate the
cream from the milk and in another
instant manufacture it into butter. TJu
cleanline«s and the deleterious effects of
sour milk are completely avoided. It is
for these reasons that the butter of Peta
luma is so popular in San Francisco and
brings such excellent prices.
These are the leading industries, but, in
addition to them, are others of great import
ance. One of them is the Carlson-Currier silk
mill, which, with 1600 spindles and over a
hundred operatives, transforms the cocoons
into thread for all purposes. Besides an
extensive steam saddle-tree factory* shoe
factories, a pickle and preserve factory and
numerous others, the lumber and milling
interests of the city are important.
Sonoma County is very proud of its
southern extremity as thus developed in
the region of Petaluma, and is justly tx
pecting a further increase of its prosperity
from that source.
A 5 INTEBESTIKG EXPERIMENT,
The Boston Standard is a new daily
started two weeks ago by Major Alfred 11.
Calhoun, who hitherto has been known as
the author of "Marching Through Georgia"
and of some excellent etoriea. He has
gathered about him « corps of men and
women who are distinguished, as he also
is, for an intense love of their country and
for their elevating influence upon the
morals of the people. In his salutatory
Major Calhoun announced that he would
publish ali the news that the people ought
to have and suppress none that they should
know, "and without fear of or favor to any
party, creed, sect or society it will en
: deavor, with God's help, to tell the truth,
the whole truth, and nothing but the truth,
let the consequences be what they may."
No advertisements of any character
which would have a tendency to demoral
ize the readers, no advertisements of
lotteries or other robbing and swindling
enterprises are admitted to its columns.
On the contrary, every agency having the
moral and material welfare of the people
as its object is encouraged.
The most interesting feature of this dar
ing venture is its immediate success. It
leaped at once to a circulation almost, if
not quite, equal to that of the old dailies.
This was not because it contains more
news, for it deliberately suppresses or
barely mentions those kinds of news
which are the richest morsels of ordinary
daily journalism. Like the Call it refused
to publish the inconceivably vile details of
the Wilde-Queensberry "sensation." Its
policy, evidently, is based on the belief
that in cultivating and then pandering to
whatever vicious tastes may exist in the
community, newspapers are a power for
immeasurable evil that no newspaper has
a moral right to publish that which is de
basing; that in every community there is
a large uncorrupted and incorruptible ele
ment that is eager for decent and helpful
journalism, and that the financial rewards
of journalism must manifestly be greater
if ' the community is lifted up by manly
and wholesome journalism than if lowered
by degrading newspapers.
The innovation of the Standard has de
lighted while it has startled all Boston. A
week ago the Rev. Dr. Brady, a clergyman
of that city, preached a • sermon on that
paper before an audience s composed of
thousands assembled to hear what "he
should say about it. His sermon was a
memorable one. Among other things he
said:.:.; - , ■ V - • "
There are some features about the Standard's
beginning that do not exist in regard to any
other daily in Boston, or, indeed, anywhere
eK«e for that matter. Its policy was not hatched
under a mercenary incubator in a counting
room. It was commenced to foster righteous
principle and character and virtue. It MM
not and will not pander to any special clique,
party or person who is out of harmony with
absolute equity. No journalist, living or dead,
ever had a more magnificent opportunity than
Major Calhoun. Let us hope that God may put
his best into the gifted gentleman and that he
may give his best through the Standard to
every Massachusettsenian, and through every
Massachusettsenian to every American. And
above all, I trust the Standard will herald the
truth in bugle notes about those fundamental
eternal principles without whose corporate
and personal practice the most illustrious na
tions fall into docay. Let tnc Standard do this
on the platform it has chosen and Boston will
want it, and New England wj!l read it, and the
other States will copy it, and the world will
follow its example.
That a leading clergyman should have
the courage to denounce the leading
papers of his city and hold up their young
rival to the admiration of his hearers is
both an evidence of a revolt on the part of
a great moral agency against an evil and
an example for other clergymen to follow.
The policy of the Call is identical with
that of the Standard, and the fact that the
people here are ready to welcome such an
innovation is shown in the great accession
of new subscribers which the paper is re
ceiving. We do not desire to dictate any
course to the clergymen of San Francisco,
but if they do not find in the Rev. Dr.
Brady's attitude a high expression of one
part of a clergymarfs duty to the commu
nity our conception of a minister's obliga
tion must be revised.
Judge C. O. Clarke of Mott is at the Russ.
Rev. J. Reynolds of Virginia City is in town.
Dr. R. S. Markell of Cloverdale is at the
Dr. A. J. Chesy of Portland, Or., is at the
=•. F. Geil of Salinas is staying at the Occi
T. Patterson of Fresno is registered at the
G. L. Holland, a Nevada City mining man, is
in the city.
Andrew Markham, a Santa Rosa capitalist, is
at the Lick.
D. Lubin, a wealthy Sacramento merchant, is
at the Grand.
Attorney B. H. Willey of Monterey U in the
city on business.
H. Schwalb is registered at the Occidental
from Germany and Hawaii.
Dr. Thomas Flint, a prominent surgeon oi
San Juan, is visiting in town.
Railroad Commissioner W. R. Clark of Stock
ton is staying at the Baldwin.
J. D. H. Chamberlain, a leading Enreka attor
ney, Is registered at the Grand.
I. C. Steele, • wealthy resident of Pescadero,
is registered at the Russ House.
C. E. Tinkham of the Sierra Lumber Company
of Chico is staying at the Grand. .
Caleb Dorsey, an extensive stock-raiser of
Oakdale, is staying at the Grand.
James O'Brien, a wealthy mine-owner of
Smarteville, is staying at the Russ.
A. Clark is & guest of the Lick. He is an
extensive mine-owner of Forest Hill.
T. C. Law, a Merced attorney, brother of Su
perior Judge Law of that county, is at the Lick.
F. F. Thomas, the superintendent of the noted
Gwynn mines in Calaveras County, is at the
Alexander B. Bate?, chief engineer of the
Yorktown, is at the Occidental with his wife
D. T. Smith, an extensive manufacturer of
barbed-wire in Worcester, Mass., is staying at
Railroad Commissioner La Rue came down
from Sacramento yesterday and registered at j
Gus Gumpertz, treasurer of the new tele
phone company at Stockton, is registered at
the California Hotel.
Cadets E. H. Campbell and G. L. Holsinger, of
the United States cruiser Baltimore, are staying
at the Occidental Hotel.
H. L. Denis of Chicago, chief clerk in the
passenger department oi the Rock Island Rail
road, v a guest at the Occidental.
Frank H. Gould of Stockton, chairman of the
Democratic State Central Committee, is at the
California, accompanied by hi« daughter.
I. L. Delano, the owner of the large quarry at
Rocklin from which came the stone for the
Lick monument, i« in town and makes his
headquarters at the Lick House.
SPIRIT OF THE PRESS.
Provisions should be made at once to equip
all detectives and police officers with high
grade bicycles of the best possible make. The
•'cop" who chases a cycle-mounted robber on
foot, en a handcar, or even on the back of a
racehorse, is sure to be distanced.— Wheatland
The San Francisco Call advises Silurians to
use cobblestone* for life-preservers when they
go swimming. The Silurian is never in the
nwim, but many of them will be drowned by
the tidal wave of prosperity which the new
railroad will bring about.— Stock ton Indepen
A good citizen will support the town he
works in. Stragglers seldom do. They straggle
in and straggle out and straggle on forever.
Give consideration for others who live to enjoy
the same privileges you do, namely: Peace,
happiness and prosperity.— Vailejo Chronicle.
All maritime nations spend money freely for
the removal of derelicts from the seas of com
merce, but nobody seems to take the trouble to
remove the numerous derelicts from the sea of
politics. — Hanford Journal.
A man who can meet misfortunes as they
come and continue on in the even tenor of his
way Is sure to prove his moral worth to his
fellow man without effort on his part.—Al
A Federal Jud^e has decided that a corpora
tion can be restrained from selling too cheap.
The farmer with a surplus of wheat ought to
invoke the aid of such a genius.— Woodland
And so Cuba wants to be annexed to the
United States. We do not blame her for want
ing to get into good company.— Dixon Tribune..
SUPPOSED TO BE HUMOROUS.
Spring poets and bens
Are alike in some ways.
They both have their p«»ns,
And they give us their lays.
Father— So you wish to make my daughter
Suitor— Well, it's the only way I see of becom
ing your son-in-law.— Chicago Inter Ocean.
Old Man— What ! You have 10,000 thalers in
debts and want to marry my daughter?
Would-be Son-in-law— Why, ain't your daugh
ter going to have so much as that? — Fliegende
Determined Citizen— Surrender, you (bang!
bang!) infamous scoundrel, or (bang!) I'll blow
you (bang! bang!) full of holes.
Cool Burglar— Hold on! In the interest of
humanity, 1 ank ye to wait a minute:
"Humanity, you beast!" (bang I)
"On account o' yer family. Give 'em a chance
t' escape afore ye bit some of 'em." And he
coolly walked away to the time of the second
pistol.— Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"What has your representative done since
he* been in Congress?"
"What's he done?"
"Built two houses, paid off a mortgage an'
opened a grocery-store."— Atlanta Constitution.
She— One can judge the cha/acter of a man by
his opinion of women.
She— Yes. Now what kind of a man would
you say always held women in the highest
He— A bachelor, I should think.— Detroit Free
"Colonel, what would you do if a man called
you a liar? I mean a friend?" "Well, sub, if
he were a real near and dear frfend, I would
show him the respect of attending his funeral
after it all were over, suh." — Indianapolis
ABOUND THE CORRIDORS.
"This.is Nevada's season at the Palace Hotel,"
said Colonel K. B. Brown last night, as he put
his feet up on one of the painted columns leit
by the late Sharon and Raiston as monuments
to their ideas of architecture. "I am always
glad to see spring come, for with it conies
hundreds or so of the leading citizens of the
sagebrush State. They take up their residence in
the Palace Hotel court as naturally as the peo
ple from Sacramento drift toward the Grand.
This accession of Xevadans is particularly
noticeable after the close of the Legislature,
COLONEL K. B. BROWN.
for then half the politicians of the State
come down to thaw out after the cold
winter. The true Nevadan makes it a
point of honor to stick by his climate so long
as the mercury is fooling around the zero
notch, but as soon as the buda on the sage
brush begin to swell and the birds commence
to make the hillsides vocal with delicious music
the silver State denizens desert their homes
for California. At this season of the year Ne
vada is inexpressibly delightful so far as cli
mate is concerned, but there are very few op
there to enjoy those advantages. The greater
portion ol the population may be found in Cal
ifornia, Chicago or New York."
"The history of thin last Legislature," re
marked Julius Kahn, a local attorney, in the
Baldwin yesterday, "reminds me strongly of
my actor days. You see, when we used to start
on the road at the commencement of the sea-
ion everything seemed of a roseate hue. The
men were the finest fellows you ever met. The
ladies were all beautiful and their voices were
"It never waa long, however, before some
thing happened to mar the scene. The leading
lady was making up to the manager, the heavy
man monopolized the soubrette or the singing
chambermaid favored the comedy man. Soon
the members of the company were not on
speaking terms and at last one felt, 'Oh, Lord !
will the season never end.'
"So with our last aggregation of law-maker*.
When the Legislature convened the remark
was frequently heard that it was an exception
ally fine body of men. Dodge of Alameda and
others said to me that the session would be an
historical one because of its purity. But we
all know how it ended— extravagance, at
taches, bugs in bills and then Biggy's bomb
like charges of bribery.
"There was one result of those charges which
amused me vastly. At noon of the day on
which Bigey caused that sensation I had been
talking to a number of members about the ad
journment, but they all scouted the possibility
of an early end of the session. After Biggy's
charges, however, they quickly changed their
minds, and within twenty-four hours the hour
of adjournment had been set for the very day I
preferred. Suit me? Well, I should say yes.
You see, I was opposed to a little bill which I
knew the Governor would veto, and I was
afraid that if the Legislature remained in ses
sion it would pass the bill over his disap
Myron Angel, a pioneer newspaper man of
San Luis Obispo, who has been spending a few
days in the city, says that the go-ahead spirit
which pervades this part of California is be
ginning to act in his section. San Luis Obispo
is making and planning numerous improve
ments. Mr. Angel waß for years editor of the
Tribune in his town, and to his energy and
persistence is largely due the construction by
the Government of a breakwater In Port Har
ford Bay. He is author of a history of his
county, and has perhaps done more than any
other one man to advertise its advantages
"The Call has taken some tremendous strides
in the past few months," remarked Mr. Angel.
"It has all the elements of a great newspaper.
By the way, it is fortunate for our part of the
country that the ordinance relative to the use
of bituminous rock on the San Francisco
streets, lately passed by the Supervisors, has
been vetoed by Mayor Sutro. San Luis Obispo
County has whole mountains of bituminous
rock, and the material is shipped up north by
sea, having to be melted before shipment. If
the rock melted before shipment were to be
legislated against, why, then, one of our indus
tries would receive a severe setback."
"The forward march on the road to pros
perity appears to have been resumed with re
newed spirit and vigor from one end of Cali
fornia to the other," observed J. J. Humphrey,
president of the Bank of Farmington, Wash.,
who is on his way to his northern home after a
month's sojourn in Los Angeles. "We of the
far Northwest must be content for the time to
profit by your example. In Eastern Washing,
ton we have a good climate and •&. fer
tile soil, but we have been putting in
the whole acreage to wheat, and now
wheat has fallen so low as to render it
an unprofitable product. Now we are setting
out orchards in every direction, and move
ments are on foot to establish sugar-beet fac
tories in various localities, the farmers promis
ing to raise the requisite quantity of sugar
beets, which give excellent results. The
Northwest has gone through a siege of hard
times, like all the rest of the world, but the
sun of good times is driving off the clouds, and
the State of Washington will show up well in
"We have got everything we could possibly
wish for down our t way," said T. C. Law ot
Merced in the lobby of the Lick last night,
"except prices for our produce. We could not
have ordered the seasons better if we had had
the directing of their courses. Everything
that has been planted in our county this season
will yield a crop, and a big one, too. All we
want is a market. If you give us that we will
eik for nothing more.
"The valley railroad? Ye«, that is going to
benefit us greatly, no doubt; and, by the way,
we are particularly fortunate in our position
in respect to that. The railroad has got to
como to Merced— that is, it must pass through
that county to reach Fresno and the south. Of
course, we are going to do our part, bat we are
not dying with anxiety to know whether or not
we get the main line, as are our friends over in
Lee Fairchild, poet and politician, has re
ceived overtures from General John M. Clark
son of the Republican National Committee,
looking to his selection as one of the orators of
the party of protection for the campaign of
PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT.
Senor Mendonca, the Brazilian Minister at
Washington, has the Napoleon craze, though it
dates back long b«(or* the present fad. He
possesses articles of furniture used by the Km
perer. his snuff-box and various household be
longings, some ornamented with the imperial
bees and others with the letter "N." Alto
gether the collection is a very valuable one, as
it couiains several unique pieces.
The late Lion«l Mores of New York City was
born and reared in the house erected by his
great-grandfathor early in the eighteenth cen
tury. His grandfather and father also Hrst saw
the light in the same mansion.
Although it can hardly be said that Queen
Victoria edits the Court Circular, her Majesty
as a rule glances through the proofs and freely
cuts out anything which does not meet with
the royal approval.
It is a curious coincidence that Lord Beacons
field and Lord Randolph Churchill should
leave personalty to the same amount. Lord
Randolph left $373,000 aud Beaconsfield only
a few dollars more.
Alphonse Paudet believes in the notebook as
a help to authors. He always carries one of
these little books with him wherever he goes
and joU down brief notes of his observations.
Lady John Scott, who gave "Annie Laurie"
to the musical world, still devotes her time to
relieving the troubles of veterans of the Cri
Rev. Dr. McGlynn, who lives in the pretty
little rectory adjoining his church in Xewburg,
devotes all his leisure to the cultivation of
Baptists Listen to an Address on
" Methodism "—The Congre
The Baptists Preachers' Association lis
tened yesterday morning to a talk by Rev.
F. D. Bovard of the First M. E. Church,
Alameda, upon "Methodism."
The speaker gave an interesting
history of the Methodist body on
the Pacific Coast, supporting his state
ments with a number of statistics. He
began with an account of the founding of
the Powell-street Church in 1851 by Bishop
Taylor, touched on the division of the
State into two conferences in 1875, and gave
a detailed account of the active work of
these conferences. The property of the
Methodist Episcopal church was also de
scribed, and its educational institutions.
"We desire." said the speaker, "to unite
our two colleges of Napa and Santa Clara.
So far we have no theological college."
Dr. Bovard also stated that the Metho
dist body had recently adopted a new plan
with regard to old and disabled clergyzaen.
Instead of being made to feel that they are
objects of charity they are now given com
pensation in proportion to the services
they have rendered in the day 3of their
No discussion followed the paper, the
ministers present merely asking questions
of the sneaker whenever they wanted a
point enlarged upon. At the conclusion
of the meeting resolutions were passed
against Sunday funerals.
The Congregationalists yesterday after
noon listened to a paper by Gilbert Dex
ter upon "A Consecrated Church and a
Consecrated Ministry," in which he urged
that every consecrated Christian should
let himself be guided by the golden rule
and th<j sermon on the mount. "When
church and ministry are truly consecrated
then there is little to fear.
Rev. T. Kimball, Rev. William Tubbs
and Chaplain Rowell were appointed a
committee to draft resolutions of regret for
the death of A. L. Rankin, for many years
a member of the Congregational Monday
Next Monday Dr. Herron will address
the club on 'The Christian Revival of the
Nation." The auditorium of the Y. M. C.
A. has been taken for the occasion and the
ministers of all Protestant denominations
have been invited. •
Rev. Mr. Emery of St. Peter's Episcopal
Church hss been appointed by Bishop
Nichols locem tenens of the Church of the
Sacred week will be observed all this
week in the Grace M. E. Church. There
will be special preacners even' evaning.
THE WIDOWS OP SOLDIEBS.
Free Certificates of Their Husbands'
Death Asked For.
A rather unusual bit of manuscript with
about sixty signatures was filed with the
Board of Supervisors yesterday. It reads:
We, the undersigned, en? citizens, have peti
tioned your honorable body in regard to a re
quest that was made six years ago by the then
honorable Board of Supervisor* requesting the
Mayor on behalf of all destitute widows of
veteran soldiers of the late rebellion, who are
not able to pay for the death certificates of
their late husbands, that he give per
,mits to them to obtain free of charge
certificates of their late husbands' deaths,
and also of any deceased children that
had died in this city and county, and also copies
of marriage certificates. Since that request six
years ago in no case has it ever been refused un
til to-day, this 2d day of April, 1895, when his
Honor was called upon and politely asked for a
permit for a destitute widow of a veteran sol
dier of the late rebellion to obtain from the
Board of Health a certificate (free of charge) of
the death of her late husband. The widow
was refused the permit. Her friends went and
saw the clerk of the Board of Health in regard
to the matter, and he said he would give her a
certificate free of charge if she had a permit
from ihe Mayor, as had been the custom for
years, and if his books were overhauled they
would not show fifty certificates issued free of
charge to destitute widows in the last six reara.
Hoping and trusting that our magnanimous
and merciful board will take this matter into
consideration and pass a resolution requesting
his Honor the Mayor to issue permits to desti
tute widows of veteran soldiers of the late re
bellion for them to obtain certificates and
copies of marriage certificates tree of charge,
we are respectfully, etc.
At the meeting of the board it was re
ferred to the proper committee.
LIVING IN PORTLAND.
The Whereabouts of an Eloping Couple
Has Been Discovered.
Several weeks ago Lizzie Behan, the 16
--year-old daughter of John Behan of the
Occidental Hotel, eloped with Roy Ray
mond, a notorious politician. An account
of the affair, together with the photo
graphs of the pair, was published m the
Call at the time, and not without result,
The police telegraphed to all parts of the
State for news concerning the absconders,
but without result. Finally a letter was
received from a resident of Portland, who
stated that he had read the account of the
elopenient in the Call, and that he was
convinced he had seen the couple in that
city. Another letter was received by Sec
retary McComb on Saturday stating that
Raymond had been identified, and that if
it was desired his arrest would follow.
John Behan, the father of the girl, an
nounced his willingness yesterday to
prosecute Raymond for bigamy in swear
ing at the marriage license office that she
was of legal age. He swore out a warrant
for Raymond's arrest, and it will be sent
to Portland to-day to be served.
HTDEATILIO MINING PERMITS.
Favorable and Adverse Action by the
The Board of California Debris Commis
sioners met yesterday and considered a
number of applications for permits and
other matters pertaining to hydraulic min
ing. Several applications for permits were
laid over for investigation, and will be
acted upon at a future session of the board.
The following permits were granted yes
terday : The Grizzly Hill, resumption of
work, and the Dry Gulch, both situated
near Volcano, Amador Country.
The application ef the Rattlesnake Bar
mine was refused because there are no ade
quate provisions for holding the tailings.
A Step Nearer for Florence.
G. B. Holladay, attorney for the "gypsy"
Blythes, argued yesterday in Judge Coftey's
court for a new trial on technical grounds. His
motion was denied.
NATIVE KERAMIC ART.
What a Clever Set of Ladies
Are Doing in China
A New Clubroom Daintily Fur
nished Promises Future
The California Keramic Club has settled
itself into small bat dainty quarters, and
will to-day practically introduce itself as a
club with a home.
Miss Minnie C. Taylor'* studio at 231
Post street has been invaded by the club
and practically absorbed, except that Mies
Taylor will three days in the week main
tain the identity of the place a* her studio.
The rest of the week it will be the Keramic
All sorts of artistic and feminine taste is
displayed in the arrangement of the»oom,
and the members feel naturally proud of
the result. To-day there will be what the
ladies term an "Easter pitcher sale." This
means that the keramic exhibition will be
devoted solely to pitchers — little pitchers
with big ears and big pitchers with little
ears _but all valuable representations of
There are but thirty -five members of the
club, and each has contributed a pitcher,
so that there will be exactly thirty-five
pitchers for sale. The proceeds of the sale
will be devoted to the purchase of journals
from all over the world that are devoted to
the interests of keramic art, so that the
club members may be posted on all the
current events in the line of keramics.
The members of the club are intent
upon correct reproduction of the most
noted wares. They fully believe that they
can reproduce Royal Worcester, Crown
Derby, Royal Berlin, Minton, Delft, Doul
ton, or any other kind of ware famous for
its tints, tracings or decorative effects, and
judging from the pitcher exhibition they
have good grounds for their belief.
It is quite exclusive — this Keramic Clvb —
and only a clever enthusiast in china art
work is likely to secure admission. The
new clubroom is to be the general loung
ing-place for the members, who will talk
tones, softness, transparency and the like
to their hearts' content. They will also
work out through discussion original de
signs to be brought out after the manner of
old-established factories, and altogether
prove that San Francisco is not one bit
behind the rest of the country, even in
keramics. Under the window seats of the
room there will be arranged a set of lo«k
--ers in which the members will keep their
precious possessions in the way of designs
and completed work, and when a visitor
calls any member may be enabled to show
just what she is doing or what she pro
poses to do.
Airs. L. L. Baker is the president ; Mrs.
J. S. Adams, vice-president: Mrs. D. S.
Culp, secretary, and Miss H. T. Bacon,
treasurer. The members are :
Mi-< Cathella Adams, Mrs. J. S. Adams, Mrs.
: G. J. Becht, Miss Fiora Bell, Miss Edith Brown,
Mrs. James F. Crofett, Miss M. T. C&shman,
Miss A. E. Dugan, Mr?. .S. K. Dutton, Mrs. J. B.
Dyer, Miss N. dr Valin, Mrs. C. W. Farn&m,
Mrs. D. W. Guptill, Mrs. Theo Gray, Miss A. F.
Herrick, Miss Jennie Ilobbs, Miss Helen Philip,
Mrs. D. W. Perley, Mrs. H. -A. Root, Mia L
Richardson, Miss N. Hinnott, Mr?. William
Sagendorf, Miss Gertrude Soule, Miss C. A.
: Shurtletf, Miss Minnie ».'. Taylor, Mrs. Adolph
; Unger and Mrs. T. J. Tourneux.
The club was organized a little over
i three years ago and gave its first eihi
i bition'in the maple room of the Palace
| Hotel in October, 1891. The next annual
i exhibition will be held in the same place
some time in next November, and by then
it is believed that the Keramic Club will
have made long strides in both member
ship and progress in keramic art.
WOMAN AND THE BALLOT.
An Open Meeting by One of the Local
Justice Hall, in Pythian Castle, had not
a vacant seat Jast evening during the open
meeting of the Young Woman's Suffrage
Club. A programme had ■ been arranged
for the evening as usual, but the principal
feature was to be an address by Congress
man James G. Maguire. He failed to ap
pear, however, and Mrs. Laura de Force
Gordon took his place on the platform.
Mrs. Gordon's address was upon the ob
ject for which the club has its existence —
the securing to women of the right to vote.
The remainder of the programme in
cluded vccal and instrumental music by
members of the club and by its friends,
and also a debate between Mrs. Anna
Smith and J. Harriman on "Shall Women
Have the Ballot?"
The evening closed with a general discus
sion of the topic of "Woman's Suffrage."
Bacon Printing Company, 508 Clay street *
Pineapple and cherries, 50c Ib, Townsend's.*
Pretty cards, silver and decorated porcelain
noveltde s, j>raver-books and Bibles for Easter.
Sanborn, \ ail <fc Co., 741 Market street. ♦
Just received from Chingo Valley, gelling
cheap. L. G. Sresovich <k Co. •
Archibald Forbes says that the ideal war cor
respondent should have "the angelic temper of
a woman and the suavity of a. candidate for
office. He should know any number of lan
guages, and should be able to ride 100 miles a
day and go without food or sleep for a week,
and be able at the end of it to write round
hand for a telegraph clerk at the rate of a
column an hour tor six hours."
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