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CHARLES M. SHORTRIDGE,
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CALL < Dally and Weekly), Pacific States Adver
tising Bureau. Khinelander building, Hose and
Duaue streets, New York.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 10, 1895
The way to have progress is to make it.
Enterprise is a steed that freshens as he
Dirt flies on the competing road and far
flies on the monopoly.
Another contest of the income tax will
be necessary to settle it.
Too much silurianism in a community
gives everybody a tired feeling.
It may start out for San Jose, but will
end as a boulevard round the bay.
Remember, it will benefit your business
to pledge it to the competing road.
It is not at all paradoxical that on May
1, which is Labor day, we ought to rest.
Flies are having a weary time trying to
find a resting-place on the Half-million
It appears that old Miss Democracy will
make the next .Presidential race in divided
It is conceded that in these days the
Call is for progressive men all over the
The San Joaquin Valley is loading the
cars of the people's road with pledges of
The Mayor's veto of the bituminous rock
ordinance reached the right spot in the
Now that the ball of progress has been
fairly started it will be easy to keep it roll
ing if all join in.
There was a rumor current yesterday
that Collis Huntington has got lost in the
The proposed boulevard can hardly be
called a competing road, but it will get
there just the same.
Whoever subscribes to the San Joaquin
road or pledges his business to it, comes to
the front in good shape.
If you neglect to look for California
products when you go shopping you wiil
overlook your own interests.
Daggett and Popper are the bright par
ticular stars who are now doing the split
act in the Democratic ballet.
How helpless the giant Gulliver was
when the Lilliputians bound him to the
earth with ten thousand small threads.
Mayor Sutro was wise to reflect that any
discouragement of smooth bitnminous
pavements would be an encouragement of
As this is Holy Week, it might be profit
able to retiect that industry as well as piety
is essential to the development of a high
Perhaps Cleveland would rather let the
country go without an adequate revenue
than to spoil his holidays by an extra ses
sion of Congress.
As San Francisco finds it so hard to
digest the cobblestones which she swal
lowed so many years ago, she might try
bituminous rock as an emetic.
San Francisco has secured the admira
tion of Los Angeles by adopting the policy
which has made that city one of the hand
somest and most prosperous in the country.
It did not need the Valley road project
to discover to us the presence of Silurians,
for the cobblestones in the streets of San
Francisco have been proclaiming the fact
The first man who drove a pick into the
ground at Stockton for the Valley road
was a poor laborer, and the only recom
pense that he desired was the honor of
striking the first manual biow at monopoly.
Many Eastern cities are announcing
themselves as candidates for the honor of
entertaining the next Republican National
Convention, and every one of them regards
San Francisco as the most dangerous of
The Santa Rosa girls who are being
voted for to see which shall serve as Queen
of the Carnival are all so pretty that the
roses thereabout are beginning to wonder
if they have any right to their vaunted
boast of beauty.
JjThe climate of Canada has already
proved agreeable to Mr. Buckley on one
occasion, and now that another Grand
Jury is in sessiou it is consoling to reflect
on the beauties of ttie panorama revealed
by the Heights of Abraham.
The proposal to enlarge the use of the
Public Library by allowing free access to
reference books is a good one, and if the
management is not able to carry it out in
the present quarters it will be high time to
begin an agitation for a suitable library
It needed only the Call's suggestion to
induce the enterprising residents of Visalia
to secure pledges from shippers to patron
ize the people's road. This recalls the fact
that this charming city of the forested
plains was named for a Mr. Vise, and that
when his namesake gets a vise-like grip on
this railroad proposition it will hold on
till it hears the thunder of the people's
It is another evidence of improving busi
ness that the Journal of Commerce has in
creased in size and now appears a larger
and completer paper than ever. This in
crease in size should be accompanied by an
even greater increase in public support, for
the Journal has been identified with the
business interests of the City and the State
for more than a quarter of a century and
certainly deserves to share in the coming
The Yisalia Times expresses grateful sur
prise that the Call's writers know what
they are talking about, and cites our treat
ment of Visalia's proposition to the peo
ple's road project as evidence of the fact.
The Times will not be the only one of our
interior exchanges to discover that the
Call is first of all a newspaper for Califor
nia, her people and her prosperity, and
that a requisite of this policy is an ade
quate knowledge of the State and her
The circular issued by the Half-million
Club, in reference to the proposed excur
sion through the State, is prefaced by the
words "New, United, Progressive Cali
fornia." There is a whole sermon in these
few words and their significance should
not be lost upon any citizen to whom the
If any emphasis is to be laid upon one
of these words more than another the
word "united" should receive it. In this
single word is summed up all that is
brightest in the present and all that is
most hopeful in the future. A united
California must mean a new California, for
it implies the termination of all the local
jealousies and sectional prejudices that
have been such a disturbing element in the
past; and it means also a progressive Cali
fornia, for we can have nothing but prog
ress and prosperity when all sections of
the State work together for the general
It was a happy thought of the Half
million Club to begin its circular with
words so impressive and suggestive. They
will bring to every mind a thousand ideas
of co-operation and a profound sentiment
of State patriotism. There are few Cali
fornians at this time who are not animated
with a genuine State pride and a keen
desire to assist in the advancement of the
commonwealth. In giving assistance to
the fiestas in the south, the Half-million
Club is setting an example which we may
be sure the south will reciprocate when
ever San Francisco undertakes anything
that will redound to the glory of the whole
Every citizen can rightly rejoice in the
new aspect of affairs. There is but one
California and her people at last have
begun to realize the true greatness of her
indivisable unity. From this time for
ward but one purpose will animate all
Californians and that will be to bring
about the speedy realization of all that is
meant by "New, United and Progressive
THE KAILEOAD BEGUN.
The actual physical work which is to
end in realizing the hopes of California for
competition in rail transportation has been
beeun at Stockton, where the engineers
have started with the setting of stakes.
Although it will require a few days in
which to run the lines through the city,
the work is not experimental or for "boom"
purposes, as railroad surveying so often
is. It is the actual necessary work pre
liminary to construction, and hence it con
stitutes the beginning of construction.
It was the promptness of Stockton in
agreeing to the terms of the railroad
directors that made this beginning possi
ble. It is true that the energetic men of
the city, in their canvass of the local re
sources, have discovered a number of
wealthy men whose fortunes would be
greatly increased by the new road, yet who
refuse to subscribe anything to aid it. But
the broad people who are forwarding the
enterprise are not a whit discouraged by
that. They know that in every community
must exist men without pride, patriotism
or conscience — leeches on the enterprise of
the thrifty, and as lacking in industry as
in manliness. The worthy men of that
city have the consolation of reflecting that
the time has passed when these drones
are immune from the punishment which
they deserve. There are a great many
ways in which greed can be punished, and
the people of Stockton know what they are
and how to employ them.
Preceding the engineers who are running
the lines will be agents or directors of the
company dealing with the property-owners
for a right of way. Already some hand
some offers have been made, and it all
seems clear sailing. It is a time when
manhood and independence prove infec
tious. One strong man's example will be
sufficient to direct the conduct of many
weak ones who may be wavering between
greed and enterprise. The proposition that
every land-owner will make a handsome
profit out of the gift of a right of way
through his land is so clear that the one
who holds out for a price will be regarded
aa inviting such an opinion at the hands
of his neighbors as few men have the cour
age to invite.
But it should not be forgotten for a sin
gle moment that a pledge to patronize the
new road is one of the elements most es-
sential to the success of the enterprise.
Such a pledge means far more than a prom
ise to support the road; above and be
yond that meaning is the one which pro
claims a desire to see California prosper,
and hence the pledge to support the road
is a pledge of patriotism and a proclama
tion of good citizenship. The Call's
pledge is accessible to all on the line of
the road. Those who have their own
reasons for not wishing their names to be
published will be protected, but it is ad
visable that they sign, nevertheless.
The strongest encouragement that San
Franci sco has received to put forth all her
energy in building up the State has been
furnished by D. M. Carmen, the energetic
chairman of the Half-million Club's trans
portation committee, upon his return from
Los Angeles, whither he went to make
arrangements for the excursion from San
Francisco to Los Angeles and Santa Bar
bara on the occasion of the fiestas there.
He reported as follows:
"I had an opportunity during the even
ing of seeing what has made it possible for
Los Angeles to produce the finest display
of its kind that America has ever seen.
The business tact, the system, the energy
and the public spirit evinced by the com
mitteemen are a guarantee that even their
great undertaking will be carried to suc
cessful completion. It also explains why
Los Angeles has made such strides during
an unprecedented period of commercial
depression. I heard while there no com
plaints of hard times, but did bear one
merchant say that he was convinced San
Francisco had taken a new lease of life and
was the coming place in which to make
money. He had heard of the changed con
ditions and thought that San Francisco
awake was the best city he knew of."
It is not difficult to imagine what this
City might have been long ago if the spirit
that is now stirring our people had been
earlier awakened. The hearty co-opera
tion of Los Angeles is particularly com
mendable, and is what might have been
expected from a city which has shown so
much public spirit and has secured results
The excursions are to be the greatest af
fairs of the kind ever seen in California.
Every town and city included in the itin
erary is preparing to give the excursionists
royal entertainment without charge. The
train from San Francisco southward will
be a luxurious affair of vestibuled Pull
man sleeping-cars, with a dining-car fur
nished with bath, barber-shop and the
like. It will leave the city next Monday
at 4 r. m., and will remain a half hour at
Merced and another half hour at Fresno.
There will be side trips to Santa Barbara,
Riverside, Redlands, Pasadena, Mount
Lowe and other places of interest in the
The train from Los Angeles northward
will leave Monday evening, the 22d inst.,
and will stop at Bakersfield, Tulare,
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 1895.
Porterville, Fresno, Merced, Stockton,
Sacramento, Auburn, Napa, Santa Rosa,
Mcnlo Park, Palo Alto, San Jose, Los Ga
tos and Monterey. Ukiah is asking that
an excursion be sent thither, and no doubt
arrangements will be made to that end.
The small charge to be made for tickets
for these excursions is the least of the in
ducements offered. The itineraries in
clude many of the choicest and most
picturesque parts of California, and will
disclose a variety of scenery and indus
tries that will be astonishing to a stranger.
The trip through the San Joaquin Valley
will show the great Sierras with their
everlasting crowns of snow on the east,
the dark slopes of the Coast Range on the
west, and vast level plains covered with
grain fields, vineyards and orchards. In
the southern part of the State, besides the
vineyards and the orchards of oranges,
lemons and deciduous fruits, will be seen
beautiful cities luxuriously embowered in
semi-tropic verdure. At Penryn and
Auburn the stranger finds himself in the
heart of the gold country; at Napa, Santa
Rosa and San Jose beautiful cities sur
rounded by orchards ; at Menlo Park the
country mansions of the San Francisco
millionaires, with their splendid gardens;
at Palo Alto the Stanford University, and
at Monterey a quaint and charming old
Spanish town, where the State of Cali
fornia was born, and where the matchless
bay of Monterey awaits the coming of
ships from all the nations.
APTEE THE VETO.
The message which Mayor Sutro sub
mitted to the Board of Supervisors giving
his reasons for not signing the bituminous
rock ordinance was very brief, but its con
ciseness fell in no way short of making
clepr the good and sufficient reasons on
which his action was based. These rea-
sons were four. The ordinance practically
excluded the shipment of bituminous rock
by vessels. It thereby excluded mines at
a distance from competing in furnishing
the rock. It substantially created a
monopoly in favor of Santa Cruz mines,
and also a monopoly in transportation in
favor of the Southern Pacific of Kentucky,
and finally by reason of certain specifica
tions regarding the nature of the bitumin
ous rock required, it threatened to exclude
the use of bitumen for street paving alto
With this terse veto it is to be hoped the
attempted job will be ended, and that
even those men who favored the ordinance
will now abandon it. Certainly there can
be no hope of passing it over the veto, for
the Mayor is sustained in the board by
four incorruptible guardians of the public
interest, and it i 3 not likely that all of the
"affiliated eight" will remain solid for the
job after it has been so clearly exposed and
so strongly condemned.
It is probable that some of the Super
visors who voted for the ordinance in the
first place did so through an honest mis
take of judgment. Such men should not
lose this opportunity to separate them
selves from evil company and come over
on the right side. There is much work in
the way of municipal improvement to be
done in this City, and every Supervisor
who makes a conscientious endeavor to
carry out such work by clean, honest,
economical methods will gain the esteem
of his fellow -citizens and a popular com
mendation that will be of great value to
him in all the walks of life. This, there
fore, is the time for honest men to stand up
and get into line. Let this job be buried
where it has fallen, and no more of the
kind be undertaken.
THE NEXT CONVENTION.
In commenting upon the discussion con
cerning the place of holding the next Re
publican National Convention, the Wash
ington Star says that if it were not for the
lack of telegraph facilities and cost of go
ing so far to the convention it might be
that San Francisco would be selected.
Here is a case where San Francisco might
iustly exclaim with Shakespeare "If me no
ifs." There is truly no occasion for ifs in
this matter. Why say "if it were not for
the lack of telegraph facilities" when every
well-informed man knows there is no such
lack? Did not the Examiner once duplicate
in Washington every word of the paper
issued in San Francisco on the same morn
ing that it appeared here? Did not this is
sue contain ten times as many words as
would be necessary concerning any con
vention? Was not the Washington edi
tion printed on time for the breakfast
table? With such evidence of the tele
graph facilities of San Francisco on record,
why should there be at this time any ifs
about the matter?
The "if" in regard to the cost of attend
ing the convention is even less justifiable
than that concerning the telegraph facili
ties. It will cost Eastern men no more to
come to California than it will cost Califor
nians to go East. The fact that those re
quired to come here will exceed in number
those who might be required to go there,
does not affect the issue, for the cost is to be
computed for individuals and not for the
whole convention. In addition to this it
should be remembered that the trip across
the continent is one that every statesman
aud aspiring statesman ought to take. Cal
ifornians who are to participate in National
legislation must of course go East. Is it
not fair, therefore, to require that Eastern
men who propose to legislate for the Nation
should occasionally came West?
The Star admits "the newspaper men
would vote heartily for San Francisco and
would enjoy a trip out there beyond all
question." Why then should it doubt that
all the delegates to the oonvention would
be of the same mind? There is no good
reason against holding the convention
here and a thousand for It. San Francisco
is in fact the ideal place for such a gather-
ing, and when the arguments in its favor
are fully presented, we believe the National
Committee will admit their force and the
next convention will be held here.
THE PKOPOSITION AMENDED,
We publish an editorial to-day from the San
Francisco Call which sets forth in a convinc
ing way the reasons why the competing rail
road should be built through this county and
the city of Visalia. The Call is making an
effort to be a State newspaper, and if it has
men on its staff as well acquainted with every
county as the writer of the editorial which we
reproduce ia with Tulare County it wtll
soon distance its competitors. All the Call
says about Tulare County is true, and a resi
dent could not have stated the situation with
more force and clearness. It seems that the
proposition of our Board of Trade is satisfac
tory to the directors of the San Francisco and
San Joaquin Valley Railroad with the excep
tion that the pledge to ship freight over the
new road is not signed.
The committee which leaves Visalia to-night
for San Francisco will take with them the writ
ten pledges of the merchants of this city to
patronize the road when it is built. There was
no objection on the part of the business men
to signing the pledge as the new road will
have virtually no competition when it reaches
Visalia. The Southern Pacific has no road lead
ing to this city, and the easiest and most direct
way to get freight will be over the new road.
The first proposition was thought to be suffi
cient for the reason that most of the business
men subscribed for stock in the road and it
was the opinion that nothing more could be
asked. However, we are willing to amend the
proposition in any reasonable way, and we will
submit a pledge to patronize the road with the
offer to give the right of way through the
county and depot ground in this city and a
subscription of $25,000 to the stock. That
is more that has been offered by any other
county in the State, and we think ought be per
fectly satisfactory to the promoters of the new
AROUND THE COBRIDORS.
"Times are getting much better for the stock
men," said B. 8. Bayley, formerly of Modoc
County, yesterday, as he chatted with old ac
quaintances in the corridcrs of the Lick House.
"The price of beef is going up, and if the stock
raisers will only hold back a little and not
force their cattle on the market they may com
mand their own prices.
"It was not very long ago that the stock
raisers in Nevada had no market for their cat
tle. ( If they shipped them to this city they re
ceived only five cents a pound on the hoof, and
then had to pay the freight. Now the Eastern
people have como into the market, and the
Nevada men are receiving seven cents a pound
net on the ground.
"The slaughtering of cattle here on commis
sion is what has injured the business more
than anything else. By that system the
slaughterer made from $60 to $100 oft the cat
tle he killed, while the original producer was
lucky if he quit even on the freight. The
changing of all this Is now possible, because of
th« altered conditions, and whether or not it
shall be done rests entirely in the hands of the
E. C. Farnsworth, Mayor of Visalia; William
H. Hammond, County Clerk of Tulare County;
Ben M. Maddox, editor and proprietor of
the Visalia Times, and E. O. Miller are mem
bers of a delegation of Visalia citizens which
is sent to lay the claims to recognition of that
city before the Board of Directors ol the new
valley railroad, and to state to them what that
city would do in the matter of rights of way,
subscriptions to stock and so forth. Through
courtesy to the board the members of the dele
gation declined last night to state what in
ducements they were authorized to offer. One
of them said, however: "You may say that in
comparison with the wealth of the two cities
Visalia will do five times as much as Stockton
"I sincerely hope," said Banker Hewlett of
Stockton- at the Union League Club yesterday,
"that this building of the new railroad will
not result in a boom in real estate in our sec
tion. A boom or any sudden increase in land
values retards rather than helps the develop
ment of a country in my opinion. The new
railroad will bring in new people, most of
whom will become actual settlers. These then
should be permitted to secure homes at bed
rock prices and share in whatever gradual rise
in values which may and surely will follow,
lv this way all will benefit, and you know that
the true prosperity of any country depends
largely upon the prosperity of all its citizens."
"I have just received a telegram from Direc
tor-General de Young expressing his profound
sorrow over the museum robbery at Golden
Gate Park," said Colonel K. B. Brown at
the Palace Hotel last night. "The general
informs me that he is heartbroken over the
rascality of tha miscreants who purioined the
coins and gems, but he asks me to assure the
good people of San Francisco that he will
duplicate the pillered treasures if it costs him
ten times their original value."
A. J. Bruner of Sacramento is in town.
A. S. Garretson of Rodeo is at the Grand.
E. O. Miller of the Visalia Times is at the Lick.
Hon. C. E. Famsworth. Mayor of Visalia, Is
staying at the lack.
Ex-Mayor R. C. Cushtng of Omaha, Nebr., is
at the Palace Hotel.
Ex-Sheriff J. B. Scott of Tucson, Arizona, Is a
guest of the Occidental.
Dr. C. T. Hibbert of the United States navy is
a guest at the Occidental.
Captain J. W. Smith, a wealthy grain-dealer
of Stockton, ie at the Grand.
John Finnell, a rancher of Corning, Tehama
County, is staying at the Palace.
Ben M. Maddox, editor and proprietor of the
Visalia Times, is staying at the Grand.
W. F. Knox Jr., a prominent lumberman of
Sacramento, is registered at the Grand.
County Clerk W, H. Hammond of Tulare
County is registered at the Lick House.
11. H. Hewlett, president of the First Na
tional Bank of Stockton, was in town yester
C. M. Keniston of Stockton, manager of the
Union Transportation Company's steamers, is
Mrs. Charles M. Shortridge and children and
Mrs. M. E. Singleton and daughter of San Jose,
are at the Palace.
L. H. Frankenheimer of the Stockton grain
commission firm, Murphy & Fraukcnheimer, ia
staying at the Grand.
Lieutenant J. S. Phillips of the United States
nav> came over from Mare Island yesterday,
and is staying at the California.
James T. Murphy, a banker of San Jose, came
down to-night. He will make his headquar
ters during his stay in the city at the Baldwin
J. D. Peters of Stockton, a wealthy buhach
manufacturer and a director of the California
Navigation and Improvement Company, is stop
ping at the Occidental.
Colonel J. J. Aitken, late of the United States
army, was in town yesterday. He comes from
Stockton, but has been sojourning in Santa
Cruz for a few months.
R. H. Coe heads a large party of Boston capi
talists, who are staying at the Palace Hotel. It
is said that they are interested in a patent fuel
which they will manufacture in this city.
E. A. Cudahy and wife of Omaha stopped over
in town yesterday on their way East and regis
tered at the Palace Hotel. Mr. Cudahy is vice
president and general manager of the Cudahy
Packing Company of Chicago.
PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT.
Queen Victoria has just lost the last royal
servant who knew her as a child. Q. Fleming
enterea the service of the Duchess of Kent in
1830, and was transferred to the Queen's house
hold in the year of her accession. He retired
in 1886, and died on March 3, aged 79. The
Queen manifested her usual sympathetic in
terest in the illness of Mr. Fleming, and on his
decease cent a wreath bearing the inscription,
"A word oi sincere regret to a faithful servant-
As traveler, writer, editor, hotel-keeper and
dealer in real estate the late Maturin M. Ballou
of Boston was a remarkable man. In his later
years— he was 75— his liking for travel became
a passion, and he was in Egypt when he died.
Mr. Ballou was the talented son of a famous
father, Rev. Hose* Ballou having been one of
the most noted divines in New England half a
One of the fads of the new Czar of Russia is
the study of electricity. He is intensely inter
ested in everything pertaining to electrical
science, and reads eagerly descriptions of the
latest experiments and applications in that
line of endeavor. He is said to have made sev
eral ingenious contrivances himself in the sim
pler lines of electrical manipulation.
Much regret is felt in the literary circles of
Germany at the death of Colonel yon Cohan
sen, who died recently in Cassel. He was one
of the best-known German authorities on
Roman archaeology, and wrote a number of
books on this and other subjects.
Victorien Sardou, when staging one of his
plays, has an eagles eye for details. At a recent
dress-rehearsal in Paris he compelled an actor
to leave the stage and delay the action of the
play until a frayed button on his coat was re
placed by a new one.
The well-known sculptor Giuseppe Grandi
died the other day in Milan, Italy. His first
academical prize was received for a statue of
Odysseus. Among his most celebrated works
is his statue of the philosopher Beccaria.
Hezekiah Butterworth of Boston, proprietor
of the Youth's Companion, has completed his
plans for a long-contemplated trip to South
America, Spain and the Holy Land. He will sail
May 4 and will be absent about a year.
When Mr. Gladstone waa in Mentone re
cently he was met at the station by hundreds
of people, and listened to an address by the
Mayor. In answer to the cheers and words of
welcome he stood for some time with his head
bare, and replying to a request to keep his hat
on said: "I am not weak from old age yet—
The late General A. J. Pleasanton of Phila
delphia left one of the largest private libraries
in that city, numbering about 15,000 volumes.
General Pleasanton was widely known as a
lover of books and had many rare editions.
M. Jules Verne, though in his seventy-ninth
year, works for five or six hours a day. He is
now engaged upon a story for 1897, but he has
five manuscripts ready for the printers.
Hiram S. Maxim, the inventor, says that New
Englanders are the best mechanics in the
world, and that the French are the best me
chanics in Europe.
Miss Frances Willard has a name for her
bicycle. She calls it Gladys. Ellen Terry is
another devotee of the wheel.
Mrs. Anna Novak of Chicage is the first Bohe
mian woman of America to be made a physi
Prince Hugo, the Duke of Sora, has become a
priest after studing theology for two years.
Cardinal Gibbons has been Bummoned to
Rome and will sail in May.
SPIRIT OF THE FKEBS.
We have all we can do to got what rightfally
belongs to us iv California, but we will say a
word for Alaska. Our friends up there have a
good country, far better than the same latitude
in Europe, which affords homes for 20,000,000
people. The Territory produces
outside of the seals, yet they have no military
protection, not a single post; but one light
house on the entfre coast, and the land has
never been surveyed, so land cannot be bought
or pre-empted. In time to come people will
wonder why Alaska, with its gold, silver, iron
and coal, was so long neglected.— Pasadena
Some very excellent methods have been dis
covered in the antipodes for the improvement
of government and the betterment of society.
New Zealand has recently hit upon a plan for
doing awny with intemperance. It consists in
photographing drunkards and supplying every
6aloon-keeper with a copy of the photograph.
Those who sell to the men whose photographs
have been given to them are liable to a fine.
This is certainly a novel scheme, and its opera
tion will be watched with interest.— San Diego
If Fresno County were as thickly settled as
Rhode Island it would contain more than
2,000,000 people. Yet Rhode Island is not
crowded, and the soil is much less productive
than the irrigated lands of Fresno. The Hun
dred Thousand Club need not fear tnat the
mark has been set too high.— Fresno Repub
Shall a new map of the West be made? With
more States the East would not rule oh the
money question. Irrigation is destined to be
not only a great but a very serious question.
The West must solve it, and witnout much
assistance or sympathy from the East.— Lo»
The big indemnity extorted from France as a
result of the war of 1870-71 did not help Ger
many much. It started wild speculation and
disturbed trade for years. There is a lesson for
Japan in this experience.— Virginia City Enter
It will not be many years until the valley
railroad will have as many branches as a tree.
All parts of Central California will share Its
benen'ts.— Stockton Independent.
SUPPOSED TO BE HUMOROUS.
It Wasn't Corrected.— "Well, I did think yon
had more education than that," said Mr. Joo
bas, airily, to the grocer. " 'N'-o-t-i-c' doesn't
rfpi-11 'notice.' It comes nearer spelling 'no
tick' than anything else."
"Yes," said the grocer, "that is what it
Mr. Joobua concluded that he could get along
that evening without any apricots.— Cincinnati
"I beg of you to pay me what you owe me."
"Can't do it."
"Well, just give me enough so that I can be
gin a suit against you."— Texas Siftings.
"Many a man," said Uncle Eben, "hab foun'
dat de pinnacle ob fame am intiahly too p'inted
to ait down on wif comfort."— Washington Star.
"My task in lite," said the pastor of one of
churches, complacently, "consists in saving
Whereupon one of our .fair maidens, with a
soulful longing, replied : "Save a good one for
me."— Troy Chief.
"Mr. Stalate," she murmured, "do you re
member when, in 1894, we sat up to watch the
new year come in?"
"Yes," he replied, rapturously.
"Well— don't you— don't you—"
"Don't I what?"
"Don't you think we are beginning rather
early this year?"— Washington Star.
It is thoroughly proved that Moses, when he
drafted the third commandment, did not foro
see the existence of morning-paDer reporters
and their right to drag a minister out of bed at
midnight in order to ask him whether he
preached heresy in his last Bermon or no t—
When the bellows gave out and the organist
in a Rockland church was unable to get any
thing but a few groans from the instrument,
and the pastor remarked, "The organ has failed
us at a vital moment; let us rise and sing
'Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow,' "
some of the people wondered just what he
meant. — Lewiston (Me.) Journal.
His First Visit.— "lt seems very swampy along
here," observed the New Yorker, looking lan
guidly out of the car window. "How much
further is it to Chicago?"
"You've been in Chicago half an hour," said
the conductor, majestically.
"Good gracious I I don't see any residences."
"You must be near-sighted, sir. I can see the
dwelling of one of the oldest families in Chi
cago not half a mile away."
"I can't see it at all. What's their name?"
"Bless my soul."— Chicago Tribune.
"This man," remarked the asylum attendant,
"is the most complicated case in the institu
tion. He started with a mild attack of the Na
poleon revival, struck the Trilby craze at its in
ception and this soon developed into a mania
for duplicate whist. Now the poor fellow im
agines he can see some lucidity in the ideas of
those puplishers who turn their papers over to
female editors. The experts pronounce his case
incurable."— Washington Post-
A Sudden Death From Natural Causes.
Charles Campbell, an old man who lived
with John W. Hass, » grocer at the southwest
corner of Seventeenth and Church, died sud
denly yesterday. His wife died about two
yeart> ago, and ever since the old man ha* been
ailing. The death of Campbell was reported to
the Morgue and an autopsy was held. Death
was due to natural causes.
Low prices for Easter eggs, Townsend's. *
Bacon Printing Company, 50S Clay street •
Strong hoarhound candy, 15c lb. Townsend's.*
BMackay/s carpet store, 7ls Market street, the
place to buy good matting : B%c yard up. •
• The army and navy of ( the Argentine
Confederation % are kept up at an annual
cost of $13,000,000. • > ;, • .'i^-'. 1 /: .--
%— • — •
At the Kew Gardens a greenish glass has
t>een ÜBed for the greenhouses for half a
century. Recently experiments with ordi
nary white glass showed such a remark
able improvement in the plants that the
green glass will be given up altogether.
Thkbe is no doubt but what Hood's Sarsapatllla
is the most popular spring medicine. Words of
praise for it are beard everywhere. It is the best
blood purifier and makes the weak strong.
"Mrs. Wiiislow's Soothing Syrup"
Has been used ovor fifty years by millions of moth
ers lor their children while Teething with perfect
success. It soothes the child, softens ttfe gums, al
lays Pain, cures Wind Colic, regulates the Bowels
and is the best remedy for Diarrhoeas, whether
arising from teething or othor causes. For sale by
Druggists in every part of the world. iße sure and
ask for Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup. 25c a
Stomach troubles are very distressing. They
yield easily to Pabkeb's Ginoek Tonic.
Pabkeb's Haib Balsam 1b life to the hair.
TO ADVANCE ONE-THIRD.
Commander Booth Is Prepar
ing a Salvation Army
Enslffn McFee Shows What Each
School Donated to the Home
Commander Ballington Booth has in
preparation a manifesto, which he
will issue to the Halvation Army next
Saturday. It will be an inspiring docu
ment and patrons of the War Cry will
wonder when it reaches them. A fierce
onslaught is to be made upon Satan and
the hosts of sinners, and Commander
Booth in his manifesto will marshal all his
zealous forces for a titanic effort in the
The keynote of the manifesto is indi
cated in the little fraction "one-third," but
that fraction stands for mighty things. It
means one-third more work in the slums,
one-third more battling in the highways
The Memorial Building 1 .
and byways, one-third more spiritual hot
shot to be poured into the sable ranks of
the immense army of the evil one.
Even the rear guard of the evangelical
warriors is to be increased, co that instead
of the timid, shrinking pin-wearers num
bering only 4000, they are to be run up to
5300. There is to be no escape from the
uniformed invaders, and when the sound
of the cornet, drum and tambourine is
heard approaching the worldly might as
well prepare at once to surrender, for no
mercy will be shown.
Following is the programme of work
mapped out for the year: There must be,
says the commander, 44,015 visits to fam
ilies, 16.321 visits to saloons; 98,797 persons
to be separately dealt with in the saloons,
262,387 persons to attend the slum corps
meetings and 1546 souls to be saved.
The attack is to be general, and regular
•warriors, charioteers, out-riders, slummers
and life-savers are to march forth in every
direction, and the 2000 commanding offi
cers are to be increased to 2700. It is to be
prosecuted in a scientific manner, too, for
the emboldened stalwarts and braves are
to file down upon the strongholds of the
devil according to the ratio of the popula
tion of the wicked cities.
But the work is not to be narrowed down
to simply this — a new movement has been
started; and the citadel of Beelzebub is to
be assailed where it is the very weakest.
The new feature of work is to be nothing
less than a fishing for children in the
muddy stream of humanity. Commander
Booth, Major Keppel, Captain HcFee,
and Editor Milsaps have their nets ready
for thousands of poor, ill-treated or
neglected, ill-fed, ill-clad, dirty and be
draggled iuveniles in this city, and the
ranks of the junior Salvationists are to be
mightily swelled. The children of this
city will not, perhaps, prove hard to cap
ture, if the donations of the various schools
to the poor may be taken as a criterion.
Ensign McFee gives the following list of
recent school donations for publication:
Washington $20 73, Fremont $2 75, Clement
$26 10, Golden Gate $13 50, Crocker $22 85,
Broadway $16 50, Hearst $11, Columbia $19,
Irving $7 00, Harrison $1, Le Conte $4 80,
Halght $16 50, Cleveland $4 85, Douglas $4 64,
Cooper $18 20, Fairmount $4 10, Webster
$28 45, Lincoln $29 46, Pacific avenue $60,
Uarfield $4 70, Agassiz $21 50, James Lick
$6 85, Horace Maun (evening) $2 30, Huinboldt
$15 25, South Cosmopolitan $41 20, Lowell
High $54 30, Denman $16 15. Lafayette $8 30.
Everett $17, Pacific Heights $93, Sherman $19,
Girls' High $3 25, Buena Vista $1, Lincoln
(uight) $62 55, Horace Mann $28 75, Garlield
$8 51, West End $7, Longfellow $13, Redding
$48 50, Mission Grammar $8 60, Marshall
$4 35, Whittier $17 65, Xorth Cosmopolitan
$80, Hawthorne $15, Franklin $16, Hamilton
$1 ; total, $914 60. The grand total of cash,
clothing and everything amounted to $3748.
The Salvation Army of the United States
has in course of construction a .splen
did edifice, which is to be the national
headquarters. It is a nine-story stone and
brick structure, going up on Fourteenth
street, in New York, and will be known as
Memorial Hall. It is expected to have it
completed this year.
A NEW MISSION-BOOM.
The Congregational One at the Y. M. C.
A. la in Great Request.
The Congregational ladies interested in
home and foreign missions have taken a
pleasant room on the fourth floor of the
Young Men's Christian Association, where
all information respecting missionary
work is supplied to visitors, who also are
allowed access to the library with which
the room is supplied.
Thesocieties that have combined to take
the room are tbe Woman's State Home
Missionary Society of, CaliTomia r the Young
Laaies' Society and the Foreign Mission
ary Society. The officers of the State so
ciety are: President, Mrs. E. S. Williams;
secretary, Mrs. Mary L. F. Eastman; cor
responding secretary, Mrs. L. M. Howard ;
treasurer, Mrs. J. M. Haven.
Miss F. Williams is the president of the
State society. Miss G. Barker the corre
sponding secretary and Miss Grace E. Good
hue the treasurer. Every day an officer of
one or the other of the societies spends sev
eral hours at the mi«sion-room to supply
information to visitors. On Thursdays Miss
Merritt of Oakland is in charge, and a
weekly missionary meeting is to beheld on
At present the young people are engaged
in studying the various countries which
are considered as foreign missionary fields.
Denounced by the Press Club.
The attention of the Press Club of San Fran-
Cisco has been called to the fact that some un
known persona have been going around the
city, representing themselves as officers of the
club and soliciting subscriptions to defray the
expenses incurred .at the Bohemian jinks and
other entertainments. All such persons are de
nounced by the officers and members of the
elubas. imnostors. The club solicits no sub
scriptions for any purpose whatsoever, and has
no soliciting agents In the field.
. A Big Deficiency.
Accountant Williams has prepared a state
ment of the condition of the finances for the
benefit of Chairman Taylor of the»Flnance Com
mittee of the Board of Supervisors, in which he
fixes the deficit in the General Fund for the
close of the fiscal year at $350, 000. Th»s does
not include the floating debt of »"211,500 for
goods bought and consumed.
Has Won th* Suit. .
Michael Murphy has won the suit relating to
land on which he located in Alameda County.
He said last night: "About twelve years ago I
located on land in Alameda County. There
has been litigation ever since. About three
years ago the Land Office in this city decided
in my favor and the Land Commissioner in
Washington approved the decision. The Sec
retary of the Interior also approved it. Tho
case 'has now been settled for good. Mr.
Mnri.hv is well known as a Grand Army man,
havine'been chaplain of Lincoln Post for the
last ten year-. Messrs. Bumner & Mos< >are tha
attorney's who have acted for him through tha
THE KEGENTS MEET.
Affiliated Colleges of the University t«
Have a New Building in Thi«
At a meeting of the Regents of the Uni«
versity of California yesterday the resigna
tions of professor of botany, E. L. Greene,
and associate professor of physics, Harold
Whiting, were received and accepted.
Dr. G. F. Shieis was appointed a member
of the faculty in the medical department.
Professor T. P. Bailey was granted leave ol
absence from the closing of the examina
tions to the end of the term.
A donation of $100 was received from
Mrs. Phoebe Hearst for experiments in
photography and ascertaining the most
feasible plan for photographing the eclipse
in Japan in 1896.
The proposal of appointing a professor of
oriental languages was approved. In 1872
Edward Tompkins donated a parcel of land
in Oakland to the University of California,
which was to be sold and "the proceeds to
be used for the maintenance of a class in
oriental languages. The property was re
tained by the university until 1891, when
it was disposed of, and as yet no appoint
ment of a professor in that branch has btea
Loans to the amount of $25,000 on prop
erty in San Francisco were approved.
A* vote of thanks was tendered the Legis
lature and Governor JBudd for the appro
priation of $250,000 for the erection of %
building in this city to be used by the law,
pharmacy, dentistry and other affiliated
colleges of the university on this side of tha
The Butler of a Santa Cruz Millionaire
Albert Pontet was arrested at the ferry
last night by Detective Anthony and taken
to the City Prison, where ne was booked
en route to Santa Cruz on a charge of grand
Pontet and two women, one being hi*
wife, were recently brought from Franca
by J. Smith, a millionaire at Santa Cruz.
Pontet served in the capacity of butler, his
wife as nurse and the other woman ad
chambermaid. Pbntet and his wife have
been systematically robbing their em
ployer, but the fact was not known until &
few" days ago.
Pontet had come to this city and hisi
wife was to join him here last night. Ska.
was arrested at Santa Cruz, and a lot of
stolen articles were found in her possession.
A message was sent from Santa Cruz to
police headquarters mentioning the train
she was to have taken, and Anthony went
to the ferry, where he found Pontet wait
ing the arrival of his wife.
Little £thel Brown.
The question of the guardianship of little Ethel
Brown, was decided yesterday in Judge Slack's
court by the withdrawal by Mrs. Kendelburgef
of her application for letters of guardianship.
The girl will not go to Mills Seminary nowr
probably, but will remain in the care of Mrs.
Rynders, who is also known as Mrs. Tobleman.
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