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The Eastern oiHce of the SAX FRANCISCO
CALL (Daily and Weekly), Pacific Kta<es Adver
tising Bureau, Rninelander building, Hose and
Daane street*, New York.
SATURDAY april 20, 1895
Spring fever has the grip now.
California art deserves California patron
Every city in the State wishes it had a
If there is any virtue in flowers California
is full of it.
The inquest La over, but the examination
is yet to come.
Oakland has paved her way to greatness
by making good streets.
The San Francisco Mint is coining more
dissensions than dollar.--.
Amid the whirl of the fiestas, business
keeps right along reviving.
In doing your Saturday shopping be sure
to ask for California goods.
Populism seems to have lost all of its
pop and nearly all of its ism.
The coming generation ought to find
good street? when it gets here.
The "Solid Eight" are not timid about
showing what they are there for.
Don't fail to attend the Spring Exhibition
and show your appreciation of art.
No matter who makes the race in 1596, it
looks like a walkover for bimetallism.
Put up the dust for tne competing road
and down with the dust on the street.
California communities that are not talk
ing of progress are not listened to in these
Los Angeles and Santa Barbara are get
ting a great deal of advertising of the best
Hurnboldt is bound to have something
of a railroad, if she has to build a little one
Leave orders for the Sunday Call, and
provide yourself with good reading for to
The cosmic dust theory of the origin of
disease will require us to raise the quaran
tine sky high.
There is a business sagacity in a well
ordered fiesta that twines a golden cord
among the roses.
Our pictures by telegraph are decidedly
the greatest advance recently made in
It is evident that going to Emmanuel
Church was a step toward the next world
in more ways than one.
The demand for Cleveland to explain
■what he means by sound money is clamor
ous, but not expectant.
Pledge your business to the San Joaqnin
road, and help to emancipate yourself from
the exactions of monopoly.
It is going to be a difficult .task to get a
jury of intelligent men who have no
theories of the Emmanuel Church crimes.
The man who says "I don't know" gen
erally knows as much as the other fellow.
An Armenian revolt would be very apt to
bring about a cloudburst of war in Europe.
There is a specially brilliant sort of
crown in heaven awaiting the citizen who
shall die without having emitted a
In providing for an offensive and defen
sive alliance with China, the Japanese show
a willingness not only to let her up, but to
help her up.
There would be a riot in Oakland if some
San Franciscan should happen to exhibit
there one of the cobblestones from San
No San Francisco Silurians live in Oak
land, for the reason that in that city their
slumbers wonld not be lulled by the sound
of rattling milk carts over cobblestone
||Thenext Democratic National Conven
tion will not attempt to nominate a candi
date for the Presidency, but will just leave
the door open and let the wind blow in
The Coroner's jury held the inquest and
then the prisoner, but this reminds us
that when the parson of Emmanuel
Church told the sexton the sexton never
tolled the bell.
The directors of the Valley road have
been making so rapid progress that they
are entitled to a rest of a week, and the
strength of a strong man after a nap is
San Francisco has so many pretty girls
of her own that she does not wish to be
held responsible for any Monterey girls
that claim kidnapping as an excuse for
their presence here.
The presence of so many floats at Los
Angeles and Santa Barbara recently may
be accounted for by reflecting that there
have been a great flood of sunshine and
overwhelming showers of roses down
Stephen M. White may know how to an
tagonize the interests of the fruit-growers
in Southern California, but when it comes
to directing the destinies of the San Fran
sisco Mint, bis power becomes as pallid as
Being somewhat hungry and tired after
her war with China, Japan may suddenly
take it into her head to find some nice,
quiet place in the middle of the Pacific
where she may be able to sit down and
leisurely eat a Sandwich.
Patience is a part of manliness, and the
more manliness the greater patience; but
when such patience becomes exhausted, as
it is in Judge Conlan's case, it becomes
ugly, and that is the sort of ugliness that
"Solid Eights'' might be well afraid of.
The ghost of poor old Torn Fowler, who,
with George C. Perkins, was the author of
the no-fence law that transformed Tulare
County from a sheep-pasture into an or
chard, must grieve to see his widow de
nied an opportunity to earn an honest live
lihood in the San Francisco Mint.
AN INDIGNANT JUDGE.
If Police Judge Conlan had never done
anything before to establish a, reputation
for manliness and all that goes with it, his
refusal to submit to his clerk's dismissal
by a majority of the Board of Supervisors
is sufficient to that end. Of the twelve
members of the Board there are eight who
have won the popular designation of the
'■Solid Eight," with all the suggestion that
belongs to such an appellation. San Fran
ciscans arc too familiar with the shameful
meaning of ssikli an expression to require
an explanation. How any Supervisor,
knowing himself to be an honest officer,
could have the hardihood to pursue such a
course as to invite such a stigma, or,
having had it fastened upon him, should
be so lacking in that which ordinarily
wonld lead an honest man to establish his
integrity and punish his defamers, is a
problem which any man who knows that
he is honest and who is proud of his fair
name linds himself powerless to solve.
Judge Conlan has defiantly opposed him
self to the last shameless act of the "Solid
Eight." -He had a dork, named Watson,
who is said to be worthy and competent in
every way. The "Solid Eight," without
t he pretense of making or trying a single
charge against him, peremptorily dis
missed him. This might not have .ap
peared so disgraceful had they not shame
lessly appointed to the office a son of one
of their own number, thus apparently
furnishing the true reason for Watson's
dismissal. Such an act partakes of the
character of the incredible. It leaves not
the weakest peg upon which to hang the
airiest doubt of purpose or the slimmest
hope of error. It is simply a bald and dis
gusting affront to every honest man's
<ensp of decency, and makes it impossible
henceforth to expect a worthy motive in
any act that these men may de. What the
City may be forced to suffer from their
exercise of power no one can foresee. It is
possible only to sit in a helpless despair
and be prepared for any overwhelming
Bcandal to occur.
Judge Conlan need have no uneasiness, \
for in most men there is admiration of |
manliness and an abiding sense of decency, j
That he has the law on his side in refusing I
to accept the new clerk there seems to be i
no reason to doubt; but in this case I
legal considerations are secondary to cer- |
tain matters of decency which are in- j
volved, and in defending them he is stand
ing up for manliness and right conduct, |
and assisting in the still better work of j
informing the people what manner of men i
are in conirol of their most important !
For protecting his own interests, too,
Judge Conlan is displaying commendable
wisdom, lie knows that his clerk has
serious responsibilities; that Police Court
dorks in the past have brought scandal
upon the courts by their dishonesty, and
that the rights of many persons can be
imperiled by a crooked or even incom
petent man in that capacity. The Judge
must share these responsibilities and
suffer from the scandals which their abuse
entails. Upon what ground could Judge
Conlan base a presumption that the clerk
sought to be thrust upon him would prove
to be either capable or honest? The
young man may be most worthy and com
petent in every way, but if Judge Conlan
should base his expectations on consider
ations which ignored the young man's
very direct affiliation and his apparent
partnership in a scheme which is most
discouraging on its face, he would show a
lack of that wisdom which seems so essen
tial to the cond act of his office.
A CRUEL EEBUKE.
It would be difficult to imagine a rebuke
more severe and at the same time more un
consciously humorous than one which
Oakland lias administered to San Fran
cisco. In the Oakland department of yes
terday's Call t lie news was published that
the Alameda County Good Roads Associa
tion will find a tinn ally in Mayor Davie,
and that "one of his pet schemes for the
improvement of the city is to put the
streets in excellent condition and keep
them so." This certainly is a most lauda
ble ambition, but to such of us in San
Francisco as would like to find some
thing in the condition of the City streets to
be proud of it is quite startling.
For these many years Oakland has been
famous for her beautiful streets. Her wise
residents know the great value of excellent
pavements, and they may ascribe much of
their city's prosperity to that cause. There
are doubtless thousands of San Franciscans
who live in Oakland mainly because of the
smooth, noiseless, clean and pleasant
streets of that charming city: or, to state
it, perhaps, more accurately, there are
thousands of Oaklanders who do business
in San Francisco, but who cannot be in
duced to live here. The flourishing livery
stables of Oakland probably do as much
business as those in San Francisco, because
the streets of Oakland are so delightful and
drives are possible to all points and in
every direction, while in San Francisco
horseback riding and buggy driving are
tortures that few San Franciscans have the
courage to invite. In addition to this rid
ers of bicycles could tell an eloquent story.
It may be really possible that Oakland
streets can be made better than they are,
but the bone-shaken residents of San
Francisco, who will naturally regard the
matter in a comparative sense, can hardly
imagine how Oakland's streets can be made
better or more inviting except by paving
them with gold.
Undoubtedly Oakland receives annually
more San Francisco money because of hav
ing excellent pavements than would be
required to put even in decent order ten,
or perhaps twenty, miles of our own
streets. And Oakland eminently deserves
it, and would doubtless have more were it
possible or convenient for more San Fran
ciscans to live in that city. Of course
Oakland has many other attractions, in
cluding a delightful climate and thousands
of the most exquisite flower gardens, which
give evidence of the pride even of her
poorest residents. And then, too, rents
are somewhat lower, because ground val
ues are less, her people seeming to possess
some sort of instinct which moves them,
in the fixing of property values as well as
in all other matters, to d» the wisest and
most profitable things for the benefit of
their city. But that the splendid streets
of Oakland are a special attraction and are
efficient in luring so many San Francis
cans from their own City no sensible
person will deny.
Thus, by reason of making herself pleas
ant and attractive, Oakland is growing
somewhat at the expense of her older,
more supercilious and immeasurably more
stupid and less progressive neighbor. This
is as it should be, for Oakland has honestly
and intelligently earned her reward. And,
measuring the possibilities of the future
by the experiences of the past, Oakland,
with no reason to belisve that San Fran
cisco will ever wake from her slumber,
may cherish the hope that as the popula
tion of the bay region increases, and Oak
land shall recover her water front and then
install wharfage facilities for the proper
handling of deep-sea traffic, she will in
lime command the commerce of the Golden
Gate. She knows that San Francisco al-
ready is taxed a dollar a ton each way for
the ferrying of overland freights across the
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1895.
ba}', and that this can be saved to Oakland
when she becomes sufficiently strong to
require that overland railway companies
give her the benefit of her geographical
It is not expected that San Francisco
will be able to show a present understand
ing of the large problems which Oakland
is intelligently working to solve in the
evolution of her greatness, or will be suffi
ciently alert to seize an opportunity which
likely will not be discovered until it has
The open letter which ex-Congressman
Bryan has addressed to President Cleve
land, asking a definite statement of what
he means by "sound money" and "safe
currency." is not likely to be answered by
the President. It ought, however, to be
answered by some advocate of the gold
standard who has sufficient sincerity to
believe in the justice of his cause, and
sufficient courage to be true to it.
The demand for the remonetization of
silver has not come from silver mine
owners seeking to enrich themselves, nor j
from demagogues striving for a means of
arraying the debtor class against their
creditors. It has come from business men
of all kinds. It is heard not in this
country only, but throughout Europe. It
is expressed in the arguments of some of
the ablest financial experts in the world,
as well as some of the greatest statesmen.
It is not the outcome of party politics, for
political leaders have sought to evade it
for years. It is an issue arising from ex
isting conditions, which dearly manifest
a tendency toward industrial stagnation
and ruin unless the monetary system of
the nations is given a broader basis than
that of gold alone.
The demonetization of silver has brought
about an increase in the value of money
and a decrease in the value of all
products, which has entailed an enormous
loss to all classes of producers. It must be
borne in mind that the whole civilized
world is in debt. Nations, states, coun
ties, cities, towns and railroads are all
more or less mortgaged to the capitalists,
and in addition to these public debts are
the private obligations which affect every
industry. The constant and continuous
diniimition in the prices of all products
renders it every year more difficult to pay
off these debts and put industry and
trade once more upon an independent
The experience of the industrial and
commercial world since the demonetiza
tion of silver has amply demonstrated the
need of two money metala in order to
maintain the equilibrium of values. By
the test of that experience bimetallism is
the only sound monetary system and the
only ?afe currency. So far as this country
is concerned there is no doubt about what
the bimetallists mean. They have a right,
therefore, to demand a similar delinite
ness of statement from their opponents.
The issue is bound to be the controlling
one in our politics until it is settled, and
the gold men can gain nothing by mis
representing their opponents and claiming
to be the sole champions of sound money
and safe currency.
THE SUNDAY " CALL."
To the world at large the most important
topic of the day is the treat)' of peace be
tween Japan and China and the means by
which the conquered country will pay the
large indemnity demanded by the con
queror. This question, which affects the
whole civilized world, is ably and interest
ingly treated by Frank Carpenter in the
Sunday Cat.l and should be read by every
one who wishes to be thoroughly informed
on this important phase of the affairs of
Perennially interesting to Americans is
the character of Abraham Lincoln, and
every incident of his career is well deserv
ing of study. Readers of the Sunday Call
therefore will find a rare treat in an article
by the Hon. Joseph Medill detailing his
recollections of Lincoln and describing the
plan of campaign adopted by his friends to
put him forward as the Presidential candi
date of the Republican party in 1860. In
cidentally Mr. Medill relates the anger of
Seward against him because of his support
of Lincoln, and narrates a conversation
with Lincoln himself in which Lincoln ex
pressed the belief that his friends were
j aiming too high in naming him for the
In the nature of lighter reading the
Sunday Call offers a large variety.
Among the more important articles of this
! kind may be mentioned another of those
! charming outdoor studies by a naturalist
which have given so much pleasure to cul
tured readers, a breezy sea sketch by
Denis Kearney, who was a sailor before he
became an agitator, and the continuation
j of Captain King's thrilling story of Fort
In addition to these special articles the
Sunday Call contains all the news of the
day, a varied miscellany of general in
terest; notes on science, literature and art,
and is particularly rich in items of Pacific
Coast news and industry. The pictorial
work ably illustrates the leading articles
and adds to the attractiveness of the
paper. No better newspaper for family
reading can be found anywhere, and
those therefore who wish to provide their
households to-morrow with good reading
on live topics cannot do better than to
leave orders for tne Sunday Call.
THE CROSSLEY TELESCOPE.
The announcement that the $5000 neces
sary to obtain the Crossley reflector for the
Lick Observatory has been subscribed will
be received with more than ordinary satis
faction. The promptness with which the
money was given is in itself another
notable proof of the increase of public
spirit among our wealthy citizens, while
the object to which k is to be devoted is
one of the worthiest to which the munifi
cence of wealth can be directed.
For special lines of work a reflecting
telescope is better adapted and yields more
satisfactory results than a refractor. The
Lick Observatory, being without a re
flector, has been heretofore somewhat
hampered in its work. The gain of the
new instrument, therefore, was necessary
to complete the equipment of the observa
tory, and fortunately it is an instrument
weil worthy to stand beside the great re
fractor which has made the observatory
famous all over the world.
In giving recognition to the generosity of
our own citizens who have raised the
money required to defray the cost of bring
ing the glass here, our people will not
overlook the honor due to Mr. Crossley,
the Englishman who has given not only
the telescope and its mechanism, but the
big dome that covers it. On the part of
Mr. Crossley, the gift was a donation to
science pur* and simple. He selected the
observatory on Mount Hamilton as the ob
ject of his generosity solely because the re
flector can be of more use to the cause of
science there than in any other position.
It will come to the Lick Observatory, there
fore, as a species of tribute to its command
ing site, and in the new position will no
j doubt fulfill the lofty ambition of the
' donor, and prove in the highest degree
j serviceable to the advancement of science
i and our knowledge of the heavens.
AROUND THE CORRIDORS.
Max Popper of former political prestige has
said that he does not care a whit about lead-
Ing the Democratic party again. Mr. Popper
said so again in the Palace Hotel yesterday to a
Call reporter. The interview occurred while
Mr. Popper was leaning against a leather trunk
in the cortel and in a mood fitting the quiet
which prevailed on all sides.
"Mr. Popper," said the reporter, "would you
accept the leadership of the Democracy if it
were tendered you?"'
Mr. Popper shook his head.
"Not if they would follow your dictation in
He shook his head again.
"Then you have no faith in thei^ desire to
Mr. Popper munched his toothpick, and con
tinued to shake his head. Presently he
scratched his chin, and, In a ruminative man
"I have hsd one chance at it and that is suf
ficient. I attempted to— and the people prob
ably remember the occasion — conduct the prim
aries so that ihe voters would each have an in
dividual ballot to cast for the candidate or
delegate he favored. Well, we started off all
rieht, but the men I trusted with the work did
just the thing I should have foreseen they
would do— stuffed the register from *ke jump.
That's what they did, and I know it. Natur
ally I felt that any further attempt to purity
the primaries was useless, so I stepped down
"Do you think they objected to you person
ally, or the prospect that your plan would have
a purifying effect?"
"Simply that they did not wi>h to be puri
fied. They would rather avoid it. It will be a
MR. POPPER, RETIKF.D POLITICIAN.
[gMeAed from life for the "CUM" by SKmktvOL]
long time before municipal politics will be pu
rified. The conventions are corrupt, and it
looks very much as though they Will remain
"Why do you speak particularly of munici
"Why, because the patronage in a State con
vention is so widely scattered that it is not
worth while to stoop to the chicanery so ap
parent iv municipal oonventions. Herein Ban
Francisco both the candidate and the delegate
reside, and they never lose track of each other
when then: are any fragments of patronage to
"Are the delegates entirely to blame?"
"Not altogether. If it were not for the cor
porate influence there would be less corrup
tion. The corporations furnish the ammuni
tion to keep up the war ou respectability, and
the consequence is that the bettsr class of busi
ness men will not be subje-.'er?. to the annoy
ance of attempting to reform men beyond it."
"There is hardly any prospect that you will
make any demands on the Democratic party in
the future, then?"
"My dear sir," said Mr. Pepper, with a posi
tive twang, "you cau safely repeat that I want
absolutely nothing. I merely wanted to see
one primary in San Francisco conducted prop
erly, and I found it impossible to bring it
about. There is but one course to pursue in
view of the facts, and that is to retire in the
face of an overwhelmingopposition and let the
Alexander Goodfellow, part owner in a group
of mines in the Acton district of Los Angeles
County, is in toVvn to arrange for a new mill.
Speaking of his district last evening at the
Russ, he said: "The history of our camp is
like that of many another in California. A lit
tle mining has been done there for many years
in a small and crude way. Just now a number
of good mines are being worked and more being
developed, and there can be no question that
the camp has a big future. The trouble all
over California is not the want of good mines,
but the fact that they are all too near home.
Similar developments to those lately made
about Acton if made in Alaska or somewhere
else away off would create an excitement nere.
I believe that if our mines were in Alaska I
would be safe in asking three times as much
for them as I would expect to get now. Mining
men with money should look moreclosely near
at home, and I believe they will soon."
W. J. Robertson, car accountant of the
"Nickel Plate," iMt night, in speaking of the
want of accurate knowledge in the East of the
greatness and wealth of California, said: "You
don't seem to advertise your State in the right
way. Oh, yes, we hear of California enough,
but most of the stories, true ones, I mean, too,
that come to us of California are largely dis
counted. No one in the East ever seems to get
any true idea of the wonderful country you
have unless he comes out here and sees for him
self. Take the Los Angeles fiesta, for instance,
It is one of the greatest sights to be seen in
the country, but people in the East will know
all about'the Mardi Gras festival in New Orleans
and the carnival of the 'Veiled Prophet' in St.
Louis and never pay attention to your flower
show. I don't know what the trouble is, but
you certainly want to try to make the East
take the facts that go on about California more
seriously. There is not one of us on this ex
cursion who has not been astonished and sur
prised at what we have seen."
M. S. Gregory, the big Sheriff of Amador, was
telling some friends the other evening in the
Grand about a plucky deputy, and wound up
by6aying: "When you find a man as cool and
steady as a rock in the face of danger you can
betonhim. Hut the most dangerous men are
those who laugh or cry when they have a dis
pute on hand. I knew a man named Drew
down in Texas who was noted as a very
bad man. When he was doing any shooting he
would laugh loudly— a hard, demoniacal
laugh, without any merriment In it. Up at
Indian Diggings, many years ago, two men
named Archer and Fawson had a dispute with
a German about a claim. When they claimed
the property and said they would take posses
sion, he broke down and cried and they, sup
posing that they would have no trouble in
taking possession, marched on the ground.
The German took up a broKen pick and laid
them both out. Archer was badly hurt and
was a long time petting over his injuries. After
that whenever he saw a man start to cry he
got out of the way."
Broke a Wagon.
The Third-street electric cars are responsible
for another accident. As car 1103 was nearing
Market street, coming from Mission, it ran into
the express wagon of L. Favilla, breaking
nearly all the EDOKes out ot one ot his lore
wheels. Bystanders declare that the lnotor
mari did not ring his bell nor try to stop, and
that the expressman was turning to get out of
the way when the car struck his wagon.
UP TO DATE IDEAS.
A recent invention which the Scientific
American illustrates is a horseshoe made in
two sections— one light, the other heavy, and
especially adapted to racing animals or those
in training. The light section is permanently
nailed to the hoof and the heavy section is put
HORSESHOE IN TWO SECTIONS.
on while the horse is in training. It not only
gives the weight desired in training but pre
serves the sharp edge of the light section,
which is needed to prevent slipping. It is
claimed that this invention will also lessen the
expense of shoeing, rendering it unnecessary
to change as often as is done with the old
Dr. N. Sposoti of Stockton is at the Grand.
Robert T. Devlin of Sacramento is at the
R. 0. Croxton of the army is a guest at the
J. J. Hebbron, a stockman ot Salinas, is at
Frank G. Ostrander, an attorney of Merced, is
stopping at the Lick.
r.W.Slamin of the navy registered at the
George B. McKee, ex-Mayor of San Jose, is
stopping at the Lick.
Sol Nathan, a merchant of Susanville, regis
tered at the Lick yesterday.
Timothy Lee. ex-Chief of Police of Sacra
mento, is stopping at the Lick.
J. G. McCallum, a prominent attorney of Los
Angeles, is registered at the Grand.
Judge J. E. Prewett of Auburn and Mrs.
Prewett arc stopping at the Grand.
J. W. Cook, City Clerk and Assessor of San
Jose, and Mrs. Cook are guests at the Lick.
F. R. Swain, one of Controller Colgan's depu
ties, is stopping at the Lick with his bride.
F. C. Lusk, a prominent attorney of Chico,
was among yesterday's arrivals at the Palace.
Ocorge A. Wiley, superintendent of the Cook
stock farm at Danville, came to town yesterday
and registered at the Grand.
K. B. Soule, manager of the Lick, has re
turned from the Los Angeles fiesta, and says
that reports cannot do it justice.
Chester Wells, H. B. Price, J. R. Brady, H. 11.
Ward, J. K. Potter, W. li. Peneuet, J. H. Ryan,
M. G. Powen, Louis J. McC.ill, E. K. Pollock
and K. J. Griffin, naval cadets, who have been
iv quarantine on the Coptic, came ashore yes
terday and registered at the Occidental. In
the evening they started East for Annapolis,
where they have been ordered for examinations.
When Henry C. Gesford, the new Insurance
Commissioner, was coming down Thursday
evening some boys hurled stones against the
car in which he was sitting. A pane of glass
was broken and a number of fine pieces got
into his eyes. He came over to the Grand and
an oculist was called in and extracted the
glass* He thinks that there will be no perma
nent injury to the eyes. Mr. Gesford returned
to Xapa yesterday morning.
PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT.
Though the heir of Prince Borghese is soon
to marry a rich wife, the historic Palazzo Bor
gbefe, at Rome, is offered for sale.
The Due de Moray, probably the foremost
amateur photographer of the day in France, is
reported to have paid something like $00,000
for his camera equipment.
Thomas A. Edison is very fond of children.
He delights to show them through his work
shops and to mystify them with his magic. To
them he is the real wizard he is ofteji called.
J. M. Barrie, the novelist, opened his literary
carter by writing leading articles fora Notting
ham paper. David Christie Murray commenced
his journalistic career on the staff of a Birm
There seem to be no limitations to the versa
tility of Emperor William. At the Berlin Acad
emy he exhibited recently an oil painting— a
marine, representing two ironclads in combat
—which was declared by many— not courtiers—
to be really creditable.
On the first anniversary of the death of
Louis Kossuth the great patriot's grave was
visited by thousands of people. Men and
women streamed to the Kerepes churchyard
from all parts of Hungary and deposited laurel
crowns on Kossuth's resting-place.
Edward Burne-Jones, the famous British ar
tist, is of Welsh extraction. He is Rudyard
Killing's uncle. Burne-Jonea is almost entire
ly self-taught. His pictures are nearly all
restricted in color to curiously varied tones of
bluish purple and ruddy bronze. In appear
ance Burne-Jynes is a pallid-faced, dreamy
eyed mau. He is considerably over 00 years
Paris has been excited recently by a realistic
novel by A. llermant, in which a number of
persons eminent in society are satirized. It
has come out that one well-known nobleman
has made an arrangement with the owner of a
would-be fashionable cafe, by which the latter
not only charges him nothing for what he
orders, but even tips his noble patron with 25
francs daily. The fee used to be 50 francs
until a scandal in the nobleman's family in
jured his commercial value.
General Annenkoff, constructor of the Rus
sian Central Asian Railway, has been appointed
ODB of the vice-presidents of the International
Congress of Geography to be held in London in
July next. Russia will further be represented
on that occasion l>y nine or ten other well
known men, including Senator Semenoff, vice
president of the Imperial Russian Geographical
Society; M. Grigorieff, secretary of the same
society, and Barou Wrtingel, director of the
On the withdrawal of the Italian silver coin
age from Trance ami Belgium pieces with the
effigy of Pius IX., which had previously been
refused by the Governments, became valueless
except for old metal. The suddeuly discredited
coins are being eagerly sought, and the price
is going up in an extraordinary manner. Sixty
dollars has been asked by a Parisian dealer for
a fine specimen of the Papal 5-franc piece. It
seems that the demand conies from Belgium,
where the Catholic party is celebrating its
successes in the last election by having
brooches and other keepsakes made from the
SPIRIT OF THE PRESS.
The people of Visalia are working as one per
son for the competing railroad. It has nothing
but friends in this neck of the woods.— Visalia
The only thing wrong with this Railroad
Commission is that the members receive their
salaries from the State treasury. If the rail
road paid them as it does other employes no
one would object to the commission. — Koseburg
California is capable of producing everything
that is necessary for existence or desirable for
comfort. By making a judicious use of their
resources the residents of this State would be
the wealthiest and the happiest people in the
world.— San Jose Mercury.
If Stockton is to hold its hard-earned reputa
tion for public spirit in the new railroad pro
ject it would be well to waste little time in
naggling over long agreements. There should
be few strings to Stockton's contribution to the
railroad enterprise.— Stockton Independent.
The law's delay and the facility with which a
rogue, backed by money and brains, slips
through the meshes of justice are growing
more serious. What else can be expected when
politicians select public servants who will be
useful to their friends'?— Santa Rosa Farmer.
That church murder mystery at San
Francisco is one of the most startling and puz
zling aff airs in the history of crime in that city.
When the author of the double tragedy has
been caujrht and his guilt clearly proven
he should be given the shortest possible route
to the gallows. — Los Angeles Times.
There is a State law against the carrying of
concealed weapons by any person other than
an officer, yet many a loafer who can scarcely
clothe his nakedness is financially able to sup
port a pistol and a magazine of cartridges.
None but a coward and idler has any time to
devote to weapons. The man who follows
honest labor has no need of them. 'While the
most strenuous efforts at reform are being
passed around, why not deal with the pistol
wielders as they deserve.— Willows Eeview.
SUPPOSED TO BE HUMOROUS.
"How did the living pictures go out West?"
"Not very well. More than a dozen men
rose in the audience and covered them with
revolvers."— Detroit Tribune.
Colonel Swashington— Cunnel Speed's mos'
gallant man in battle I evah seed, suh!
Colonel Swipinger — So I've hud, suh!
Colonel Swashington— Yes, suh; nevah got
crowded but he gave his place to someb'dy
else, suh!— Cleveland Flaindealer.
Mrs. Richley— Please, Mr. Burglar, don't take
that diamond pin ; it's a keepsake.
Burglar— Dats all right, ma'am; I give yer
me word as a gentleman dat I'll send yer de
pawn ticket be mail de foyst ting in de morn
O'Kief— l hear you caught Jack breaking his
pledge; did you catch him in the act?
McEll— Noj between the acts. He said the
piny was so bad he couldn't help it.— Brooklyn
Man was made to mourn, but he has fixed
things so that his wife has taken the job off
his hands.— Texas Sittings.
Crusty— Women are beginning to get their
Crusty— Yes; one of them was lynched in
Nebraska yesterday.— Philadelphia Inquirer.
Bridget— The new neighbors next door wants
to cut their grass, and they say would ye be so
kind as to lend them your sickle. Puritanical
■mistress— Lend my sickle to cut grass on the
Sabbath! Tell them, Bridget, that we haven't
any.— Chicago Inter Ocean.
"Miss Skylie appears to have lost her at
tractiveness for the gentlemen," said one girl.
"On, no," replied the other; "she didn'tlose it.
Her father lost it in Wall street." — Washington
If England does not withdraw her claims in
Venezuela the President should mobilize the
Chicago Home for Female Offenders, Governor
Pennoyer and the Indiana Legislature.—Min
"What! Going to leave your place, Bridget?
Why, it was only week before last that your
mistress raised your wages." "That's jist it,
mum. Oi am uot to be patronized by the likes
of her."— Boston Transcript.
"This is as good an investment as you can
make, madam," said the enthusiastic bicycle
agent. "Not only does it cost nothing for feed,
but if you ever become famous you can make
back all you paid by writing up your experi
ences in learning to ride."— lndianapolis Jour
A Call for a Congress to Be
Held in San Francisco
All Kindred Social Organizations
Are Invited to Send
A call for a congress of all the Afro-
American leagues and kindred racial or
ganizations in California, to be held next
July, is about to be issued. The place of
meeting will be San Francisco, and over
300 delegates are expected to assemble
here. One delegate for every 100 voters,
and one delegate-at-large is allowed from
each county. Representatives from the
East and South are expected, and some of
the noted colored orators of the country
The call is issued by the authority of the
Afro-American leagues of California, and
each delegate is urged to bring statistics
showing the population and the different
pursuits of each man, woman and child.
The number of property-owners and the
estimated value of their holdings are also
asked for. The call further sets forth:
There are many good reasons why this con
gress should be held at the present time, which
will be apparent when the various subjects are
presented forconsiderationand determination.
One of the leading objects will be to devise
means and adopt plans for the immediate pro
niotiou of a closer bond of union than now ex
ists among our people, and also for an in
creased fellowship. It must be admitted that
the needs of the liour demand united racial
action. The frequent declaration of race capa
bilities can only be substantiated by an effort
to demonstrate the same. If this can be ac
complished, as it certainly should be, the result
will lead to a desire for greater mental im
provement, greater commercial and material
prosperity, more refining influences and a
better social and political condition than at
present exists. Another question of vital im
portance is the matter of mutual helpfulness.
This trill affect the whole race, and by con
ferring together in an amicable spirit we may
be able to obtain that recognition in trade and
traffic that shall inspire the youth of our race
to qualify themselves for the store, the count
ing-house, the factory, the different trades and
all the other industries of life.
There id another commendable purpose to be
accomplished in this congress, and that is a
combination of those of our race entitled to
the elective franchise, in order that we may
be united at the polls, when the emergency
requires, and the circumstances make it neces
sary to teach a lesson that fchall not soon be
We most earnestly urge all of our clergy in
the State to do their utmost to assist in making
this Congress a most memorable gathering,
and of which we shall as a race be justly
The call is signed by the presidents and
secretaries of the Afro-American leagues
T. B. Morton, J. W. Radden, Rev. George E.
Jackson (chaplain), San Francisco: J. J. Nei
more, J. M. Alexander, Los Angeles; R. w.
llouston, 11. H. Gillum, Bakersfield; Dudley
Bebree, Henry A. Collins, Stockton; H. B. Carr,
Riverside; John A. Wilds, J. B. Wilson,
Oakland; George T. Brown, T. J. Sher
wood, Marysville; William Whitting, Jacob
Overton, San Jose; M. C. Rouse, Wil
liam H. Duncan, San Bernardino; J.
M. Bridge?, Fresno; Rev. O. Summers of the
African Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev.
Tilgham Brown of the A. M. E. Zion Church
and Rev. W. A. Brinkley of the Baptist Church,
THEY SIMPLY ACQUIESCE.
How the Respective Consuls Regard
the Terni9 Between Japan
The Chinese and Japanese consular offi
cials are non-committal and quiescent, re
spectively, as to the terms of settlement
between Japan and China. All Vice-Con
sul King Owyang would say. when ques
tioned yesterday, was, "I am not pre
pared to discuss that matter," and all
efforts afterward to induce him to give
some expression of opinion met with only
looks, not words — looks which indicated
that, considering his official capacity, he
did not propose to commit himself at all.
His attention was called to remarks
made by some local Chinese residents.
They had predicted tiiat in ten years there
would be another war between China and
Japan which would end differently. Mr.
King simply smiled incredulously. His
attitude may be taken as that of Consul-
General Chang and Secretary Wong. They
have nothing to say and do not care u>
At the Japanese Consulate Secretary
Nyeno was the mouthpiece for the other
secretary, M. Odagiri, and Consul Saburo
"I suppose so," he replied when asked if
the terms imposed by Japan were satisfac
tory to Japanese in this city. In his opin
ion the war will prove a big benefit to
China. "JS'ot only will it expand her trade
and commerce," observed Mr. Nyeno, "but
it will be a benefit to her intellectually."
FEOM HEBREW PULPITS,
Sermons Delivered Last Eveninjj at tlie
Temple Emanu-El and Sber
Discussing the question, "Hare Young
People Any Religion?" at the Temple
Emanu-El last evening, Dr. Voorsanger
emphatically answered in the affirmative.
The great mistake made by people, he
said, is to draw a hard line between youth
and age. They do not realize that youth
and age are merely expressive of certain
natural conditions. The ancient Talmud
ists held that no man has reached the
years of discretion until he is 40 years old.
The disposition oi age is toward study and
wisdom. Youth speaks through its emo
tions, age through its mind.
The learned doctor cited numerous his
torical instances of sudden responsibility
thrown on young shoulders, which proved
to be well able to sustain it. He appealed
to the older members of the Jewish com
munity not to decry the efforts of their
The subject of Rabbi Nieto's lecture at
Taylor-street synagogue was "Factors of
Dr. Sieto claimed that many weak souls
continually lay all the blame for ill success
in life to the Deity. There are many inde
pendent factors which are potent in form
ing the destiny of every individual. Re
ligion is one of "these, seeing that through
it the child's mind is trained to its percep
tion of worldly things. Where there is the
superstitious trait of unusual phenomena,
as the reward or punishment of human
action, there must necessarily be the nar
rowing down of the reason and a conse
quent shortness of perception.
The rabbi concluded by urging a free and
liberal teaching of religion, absolutely be
reft of anything approaching superstition
or faith which necessitated the advancing
of miracles as the support of a doctrine
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PThe potential militia ot this country in
cludes all males from 18 to 44 years, and in
1890 the number was 13,289,168.
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Sarsaparilla, by purifying the blood, builds the
foundation of good' health, Hood's Sarsaparilla is
the only true blood purifier.
As a dressing and color restorer .Parker's Hair
Balsam never falls to satisfy.
Hindebcobxs, the best cure for corns, 15 cents.
No buffet should be without a bottle of Dr.
Siegert's Angostura Bitters, the South American
appetizer and invigorator.
"Brown's Bboschial Troches" will quickly
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DlitJ TRUST BUILDIVC, COMER MARKET.
Larkin-st. investment: having 2 corners; stores
and dwellings; renting for $497; lot nearly a 60-
-vara in size; on one of the best portions of ' the
Elegant residence; fine view of bay; X. side
Washington St., near Central aye.: 32 feet front;
fine 2-story and attic home; 13 rooms. 2 baths and .
all modern conveniences; house finished In hard
wood; $12,500. ' :.'. :.;•• :-
Post St., bet. Powell and Mason; large lot and
buildings; $30,000. •■ ■•: . ■
Pacific and Walnut; corner; SO feet front: facing
the Presidio reserve; fine view, not to be shut off:
$4000. . . ..- ..
Investments, 810,000 to 810,000.
Warehouse; 60-vara; 412:6 from ships and
witter front: Lombard, near Sansomo; level lot
and grade; 137:6*137:6: $13,500; haa rear front -
also. ; . . . . .
East and Jackson st. corner; rents 100: $15,400.
Post, near Taylor; 23x68:9 to rear street;, old
buildings; 2 stores; rents $53; should be improved
and will pay well: $10,500.
.Reduced to $13,000; 9th st., near Mission ; 25.x
70, and 2 fine flats; should be raised and store put
in; a good business block now.
$16,000— Jones St., near Turk; 27:6x107:6, and
good 2-story and basement house. 9 rooms, batb.
and modern conveniences; only 2 blocks from
A bargain: $10,000; rents $80; Main St., below
Folsom; 48x137 :6 ; covered with 2-story buildings.
N\V. corner on California. St., beyond Lacuna;
53x80 and 3 2-story and planked-basement houses,
in finest of order; $1800 just spent on them; rents
$120: price $17,500; always rented.
Geary st., near Jones; 25x137:6; a 2-story house
Townsend st., N. side, near Third and the rail-
road depot: 77:6x275; only $19,350.
Fell st., bet. Buchanan and Webster; 55x120 to
rear street ; covered with substantial houses renting
at reduced rents tor $120; $15,000.
Western Addition Residences, With
View, $7250 and Upward. .- ■•''-,.
Very fine residence and large lot on Washington.
St., near Lagunu; $19,000. ■-* '
- Only $2000 cash, balance easy payments; new
residences, now being finished, with all conveni-
ences: W. side Buchanan, bet. Vallejo and. Green;
fine view of bay ; $7250 each. , ■
Very cheap; elegant residence on KW. cor. Eddy
andGough: 137:6x120 to rear street; faces Jef-
ferson square: very line residence, in first class •
order; $45,000. ,„ "_.
'■ Broadway residence, N. side: magnificent view;
large lot, on the best portion of the street; $22,500.
Make offer; Vallejo and Octavla corner; 26x
112 :6 and very comfortable residence, 9 rooms and
every convenience; fine view: $10,500.
NW. corner on Jackson, near Laguna: 34:4x127
and fine residence, 13 rooms and all Improve-
ments; fine view from upper story $22,500. j :
Houses and tots, SBOOO to 812,000.
Geary St.. nortli stele, bet. Leavenworth and
Hyde- 25x87:6, and very good 2-story; $9000.
. Corner residence in first-class order, corner Clay
and Baker: on risluir ground and in select neigh-
borhood: 27x102; $9000. £ . ■■--,
Post st., north side, near Franklin; 26x137:6,
and tine 2-story bow-window house 10 rooms and
modern conveniences; $6000 can remain on, mort-
gage- $10,775. •
Bush st., near Powell: 27:6x137:6, and solid 2-
story and basement house 11' rooms and modern
conveniences; solid brick foundation: $11,500.
Lots 93000 to 500.
. Cheap lot, only $300: 27:6x131:3; Fulton St.,
. Broadway, near Octavia; 34:6x137:6; only
? Howard St.. bet. 17th and 18th: 2 lots, 24x122:6,
$3000 each : stone blocks down; cable-cars pass.
$3500 each— 2 lots, 25x137:6; N. side Sacra--
mento St., bet. Scott and Devisadero; cable-cars
pass. • • • .
Cheap, only $3250 each Waller st., N. side, hall
a block from Market ; flats here rent steady. ;
Broderick St., bet. Grove and Fulton; lot 25 by
100, $3000; cable-cars pass. >*"'. •
Cheap, Waller st., N. side, a few feet from Mar-
ket st. : lots 25x137*6. only $3500 each.
Devisadero st., near Washington: $3800 for 25
by 110; street paved: fine neighborhood.
Very cheap lot, 37:6x96:3, on Laguna, near Wal-
ler; one block from Market st., only $3750.
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