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CHARLES M. SHORTRIDQE,
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WEDNESDAY APRIL 24, 1895
Behold the pang!
These are the Solid Eight I
Can they really run the town?
What think you of the insects?
Brer Colnon is doing Mr. A. Page Brown.
Hodge-breakers have no future in Re
The Solid Eight are spotted, but they did
Perhaps Scully is with the combine and
perhaps he isn"t.
The small potato in office feels bigger
than a wnole metropolis.
A silurian stands up in a community
like a sore thumb in church.
The way for honest men to oppose the
Solid Eight is to consolidate.
When bad men are tolerated in office,
good government is condemned.
Good motives are never hidden, but the
Solid Eight keep theirs in the dark.
Men who throw shame to the wind will
have to reap a whirlwind of disgrace.
The welfare of the City demands the con
stant attention of every good citizen.
The man who fights under the flag of
Republicanism must fight for the Sag.
The spoils system is now in the exact
position most inviting to the public kick.
Public sentiment in favor of good gov
ernment is expanding too rapidly to be
bound up by a ring.
li appears the Solid Eight have hopes of
organizing a spoils party that will enable
them to run the town.
The Solid Eight are the cobblestones of
the political highway, but they are pretty
well covered with bitumen.
Turning good men out of office to make
way for incompetent office-seekers is a sure
6ign of political corruption.
Oakland was palpitating visibly yester
day when the Native Son* and Native
htera were parading together.
There is always good reason for suspect
ing the honesty of an official who carries
his motive like a concealed weapon.
A club might prove as useful in eliminat
ing some objectionable residents of the
City as in increasing the population.
The Supervisor who exchanges his honor
for a job-lot clerkship probably thinks he
was very smart to get something for
San Francisco is going forward In the
path of ripht progress, and those who at
tempt to check her career will be trampled
The key to Oakland which Mayor Davie
presented to the Native Sons was just large
enough to fit the big lock of Oakland's
Republican Supervisors King, Hughes,
Dunker, Benjamin and Morgenstern may
have forgotten their campaign pledges, but
the people have not.
The Native Sons have captured Oakland,
and if they next proceed to put salt on the
tail of California's prosperity they will
have captured a larger prize.
In these balmy times of sinecures and
official insouciance it is delicious to observe
that the Police Court clerks of San Fran
cisco have voluntarily decided to discharge
Henry Clay was once accused of an un
holy alliance in politics, but the combina
tion of nve Republicans and three Demo
crats on the Board of Supervisors is more
like mud than Clay.
When the Native Sons shall have ac
quired nativs sons of their own they will
want the youngsters to find a magnificent
State which the intelligence, energy and
patriotism of their fathers had produced.
Ferry Architect A. Page Brown has had
a novel experience. He has encountered
an editor on the Harbor Commission who
has acquired the uncomfortable habit of
finding out things and then publishing
In making heavy advance drafts on the
Harbor Commissioners for his commission
as architect of the ferry building, A. Page
Brown displayed an industry that might
have been better employed in seeing that
the foundation was properly conducted.
By deciding to remain in existence the
Traffic Association gives assurance that
California's transportation will be guarded
in every way, and we hope that it will
prove to be the central body for the aid and
promotion of railroads all over the State.
In its devotion to great National princi
ples, the Republican party does not over
look municipal affairs, but demands of lo
cal officials as much fidelity to good gov
ernment and to the interests of the people,
as it expects of any man who represents it
In another column we publish the em
phatic contradiction of Captain Chamon
de St. Hubert of all the stories connecting
him with the recent robbery at Mountain
View. Captain Hubert claims to have wit
nesses to prove he was on board a steamer
going from San Francisco to Los Angeles
at the time the robbery occurred, and is
justly indignant at the charges made
against him. His statement has all the
evidences of accuracy and should be given
full notice by all papers that published the
reports against him.
Recent transactions in the Board of Su
pervisors, beginning with an attempt to
pass an ordinance involving the worst
kind of a street-paving job and culminat
ing on Monday in a vote to discharge with
out cause seven of the best officials in the
City in order to make patronage for a com
bination of Supervisors, constitute such
offenses against good government and
political morality as to justly arouse the
indignation of all right-thinking men.
These transactions call for investigation
and scrutiny. They are a serious menace
to the welfare of the City. They give evi
dence of the existence of a corrupt and
corrupting force in the body politic that
threatens to seriously interfere with the
healthy growth and progress of the mu
nicipality. There are important issues now
confronting San Francisco which must be
dealt with in the near future. There are
large debts due to merchants which must
be paid. There are streets and sewers to
be improved. There are complex problems
of finance to be solved, and, finally, there
is the increasing popular demand for a
more rapid and well-ordered municipal de
velopment along all lines of civic life, to
be met and satisfied by the City Govern
These things cannot be achieved without
the assurance of honesty and intelligence
on the part of a majority of the Board of
Supervisors. If, therefore, such transac
tions as those which have so recently taken
place are to be tolerated it is doubtful if
we can expect any of these improve
ments to be accomplished, even if
they are undertaken. This is a con
sideration that gives to the whole
City, and to all classes of its people, a vital
interest in the origin, the motives and the
intentions of the "combine." It is this
that renders an investigation into their
conduct so important that it may well en
gaee the attention of all organizations de
signed to promote good government, and
might well employ the energies of the
Grand Jury itself.
The Call in its earnest desire to promote
the welfare of San Francisco cannot over
look the obstacle which this unholy alli
ance of Republicans and Democrats in the
Board of Supervisors has placed in the way
of progress. In order to show the full
infamy of the proceedings we publish in
another column this morning a statement
of the platform pledges made by the Re
publicans and the record of some of the
men who on that platform succeeded in
obtaining office. These pledges have been
grossly violated by the members of the
combine, and it is certain they did not vio
late them for nothing. It is an easy ques
tion to ask why these men have broken their
solemn promises to the people, but the an
swer is not easily given. For that reason
we call for an investigation. There must
be some way to assure an honest govern
ment in San Francisco and the best time
to begin the work is right now.
King, Hughes, Dunker, Benjamin and
M'T^anstern are Republican Supervisors,
who, in combination with Democratic
Supervisors Hirsch, Wagner and Scully,
have undertaken to manage the affairs of
the City and County of San Francisco.
Beven of these men voted on Monday to
discharge seven of the most competent
officials of the City in order to make places
for their relatives or for heDchmen of the
bosses. Scully did not vote on the ques
tion. He was present in body, but pre
ferred to be absent-minded when the vote
wma taken. Perhaps this was because he
was in the dark on the deal; perhaps it
was because he is naturally shadowy, or
perhaps he intends to repent.
These 'perhapses ' are not used unad
visedly. Mr. Scully, we are assured, really
intends to forsake the combine and be true
hereafter to the welfare of the City and to
the people. "We give him the benefit of
the doubt, despite his vote on the bitumen
ordinance and othor questions, and will be
glad to see him act in euch a way on the
right side that his motive will no longer
be a perhaps.
Consider the characters and abilities of
the eight men, including Scully, or the
seven men without him, who have pro
posed to themselves the task of running
the City. We call it a task, though they
doubtless call it a job, for being aware they
are not equal to the performance of tasks,
while having great confidence in their
ability to manipulate jobs, they may have
a preference for that term. It is a task,
nevertheless, and they will find its burdens
heavy and its difficulties numerous before
they get through with it.
In comparison with the magnitude of the
undertaking, the abilities of the men who
have proposed it to themselves are ridicn
lous. Even it Scully stays with them and
a combination of bosses assist from the
outside, the undertaking is none the less
beyond their power, notwithstanding the
lever of official patronage which has been
placed in their hands. A pigmy on a pyra
mid is still a pigmy, and a little-brained
man is never more easily sized up by tbe
public than when he stands in some offi
cial position and puffing himself to the full
with vanity proposes in Bombastes styli
to challenge all the human race.
It behooves the Republican members of
the combination to remember how they
came to be elected to the office. It was not
because of any individual greatness they
possessed that the office came to them.
They were elected because the Republican
convention nominated them, the Repub
lican organization worked for them, and
the Republican press indorsed them and
commended them to the people. They
owe everything, therefore, to the Repub
lican party. They were nominated because
they were believed by the convention to be
honest men who could be relied upon to
keep the pledges of the platform, and they
were supported and elected solely on that
ground. If, therefore, they kick the plat
form from beneath them, they will leave
themselves swinging in the wind with
nothing to stand on and nothing to sus
pend them before the gaae of the public
save the rope of the boss which their own
folly has put around their necks.
THE NATIVE SON 3.
The annual convention of the Grand
Parlor of the Native Sons of the Golden
West, now in session at Oakland, recalls to
mind the fact that this is the most power
ful and virile social organization in Cali
fornia. In general terms, while being a
social body with minor benevolent fea
tures, the deeper inspiration of it is pride
in California and a patriotic regard for its
welfare. It thus has a very serious aspect
that is likely to be overlooked •in the im
posing ceremonies with which it celebrates
the 9th of September as the day on which
California was admitted to the Union.
The annual convention now being held is
for the purpose of transacting the ordinary
business of the order, such as the election
of grand officers, inquiry into the state and
progress of the order, and the like.
The organization, necessarily, is com
posed of young men, few being past 40
years of age. Its members number many
thousands, and there is a remarkably
strong bond of fellowship uniting them.
Being young men, for the most part sons
of the hardy, strong and adventurous pio
neer* of California, and reared under con
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 1895.
ditions most favorable for the production
of a vigorous, aggressive and enthusiastic
manhood, they are a unique body, capable
of accomplishing more, perhaps, than any
other body of men in the State. No form
of religion being a bar to membership,
politics being tabooed, and the only quali
fications for joining being upright conduct
and a patriotic love for California, it is
evident that nothing stands in the way of
its enormous power for accomplishing
In what way is this power being exerted?
Although politics is eschewed, there seems
to be nothing to- prevent these young men
for upholding the dignity and guarding
the fair name of their State by punishing
political miscreants who have betrayed a
public trust. If, however, it should be
argued that their energies might be best
employed along lines the pursuit of which
would arouse no dissension, then clearly
the material development of the State pre
sents an enticing opportunity.
It is not claimed that this can be done
under the scheme of general organization
as it exists at present, or that it would be
wise or beneficial for the order to introduce
any feature which might tend to over
shadow the purely social one that now
makes it so pleasant, wholesome and use
ful a society. But while the present fea
tures might be strictly adhered to by the
central body, it would seem that an off
shoot from it might be constituted that
would produce wonderful results for the
good of the State.
From one end of California to the other
there is a spontaneous awakening to the
duty of developing the State, and In this
task all sectional jealousies have been
buried and the people stand together. To
what extent the influence of the Native
Sons has been exerted to accomplish this
result, if to any, we are not informed ; and
yet unmistakably they are the men above
all others to take the lead in making Cali
fornia what it ought to be. No doubt
their influence as individuals is being
earnestly exerted in the great movement
which is now going forward, but as a body
they have assumed a responsibility that
seems to make the exercise of this patri
otic energy in a collective capacity a posi
tive duty. And such organized effort,
under the sanction of the central body,
would accomplish vastly more than the
scattered and unorganized efforts of the
The suggestions are submitted for the
earnest consideration of this admirable
body of young men, and there is no better
time for such consideration than the an
nual convention of the order.
THE FUTUEE EEALIZED.
The visiting stranger who is curious to
6ee what the whole of rural California will
be when it shall have been brought nearly
to its highest development should visit
that part of Alameda County known aa
Eden Township, the principal towns of
which are Haywards and San Leandro. It
is only an hours run from San Francisco
by ferry and steam-train, or a half hour's
run from Oakland by the electric cars. A
visit to this section will show most of
those strange conditions which make rural
life in California so different from that in
any other part of the United States. It is
instructive to enumerate these peculiari
ties, particularly as Haywards is not on
the itinerary of tourists and unfortunately
is not regarded as one of the "sights" of
The first observable fact is that it is a
fruit-growing region, and next that the
fruit is mostly of those choice kinds that
are grown only in California. Then it
will be discovered that the orchards are
very small in comparison with Eastern
farms. Next it will be seen that the houses
are immeasurably handsomer and better
kept than in any other rural district in the
world ; that every house has its handsome
lawn, carefully tended flowers and superior
outbuildings and fences. In short, all the
external evidences indicate not only pros
perity, but a degree of refinement and
pride unknown anywhere else under the
sun in rural communities.
It is true that Haywards Is a large town
of several thousand residents, but as they
all live and thrive directly or indirectly
upon the products of the soil of that imme
diate vicinity, it is a town representing
rural life in California in its finest form.
Hence the object lesson is all the more
valuable, as it demonstrates the fact that
when all the fertile sections of the State
are as well settled and developed as this,
such beautiful towns as Haywards, each
supported by the soil resources of a section
very restricted as to size, will exist almost
within sight of each other on every hand.
The stranger will find in this section
about Haywards roads finer than the streets
of most cities, and will observe that they
are kept in perfect order and free from
dust and mud. The orchards will show a
care in their treatment that can be found
If he looks closer into the lives of the
people, he will find them in every moral
and intellectual respect vastly superior to
other rural people that he has ever seen or
heard of. The men and women dress in
the best styles, the schools are taught by
the ablest educators, the numerous
churches have handsome structures and
accomplished clergymen, and reading
clubs, literary societies, frequent parties
and picriics, public halls and libraries, all
show that we have something surprisingly
different from anything to which the
stranger is familiar.
The visitor, if he is intelligent, will dis
cover that two main causes have con
tributed to the making of this alluring
picture. They are the small size of the
orchards and the generous profits of the
industry. These conditions are peculiar to
California. By living close together people
are benefited in an infinite variety of ways,
and from the profits of their efforts they
are enabled to provide themselves with
those wholesome comforts and luxuries
which expand the mind and elevate the
soul. This is why the rural population of
Eden Township is so immeasurably supe
rior to that of the Eastern parts of the
United States. It is in this effect
upon men and women that the noblest
achievements of a residence in rural Cali
fornia are seen, and as it is most vital that
this should be understood in the task of
makmg the world acquainted with the in
ducements which California offers to home
seekers, there is no better way of teaching
the lesson than by informing strangers of
the eloquent state of affairs existing in
The scheme proposed by E. J. Jeffries
for organizing laborers into a corporation
deserves serious attention. He proposes
that laborers shall incorporate under the
laws of the State ; that each laborer shall
have but one share, and that the par value
of the share shall be 1 cent ; that central
quarters, where they may be found when
wanted and where they may eat and sleep,
shall be established; that perhaps each
memwr should be required to pay 10 cents
a month into a general fund, to be used in
the purchase of land on which the un
employed may find work. This is the
general outline of the scheme.
There seems to be much merit in it. In
the first place organiration means strength,
and organization under tlie corporation
laws of the State secures protection and
prevents a dangerous exercise of organ
ized power. Further, membership in a
corporation lends to a man a certain
wholesome sense of responsibility and
gives him a stronger interest in the wel
fare of his fellow-members thai) the ordi
nary benevolent society can inspire. Still
further, tbe method of government is
much stricter and the organization corre
The first great difficulty that will be
encountered in such corporations is the
demagogues who so well understand the
art of imposing on the creduiity of work
ingmen. Most likely these will be the
organizers and will secure the lion's share
of the benefits. Besides these, and even
more dangerous, are the bright and showy
cranks and incapables who have impos
sible schemes to benefit the poor.
It would seem that this is a great oppor
tunity for the strong, wealthy, clear
headed business men and capitalists of the
community to take the lead in promoting
these corporations, in guarding them from
wreck ttirough rascality or incompetency,
and in promoting the interests of the work
ingmen in the wisest and most profitable
ways. They would bring to such manage
ment the sagacity upon which their own
success was founded and their understand
ing of business could be employed as an
example for the poor men who so greatly
need such instruction.
A far greater benefit still would be the
immediate bringing together, in the pur
suit of common interests, of the two great
social classes who are constantly drifting
further and further apart and in the
widening separation of whom lies the
most formidable menace to the safety of
our country. Even from the point of view
of mere selfishness wealthy and successful
men can find a strong reason for under
taking so noble a work. The direct effect
on the woriringmen would be to improve
them in all excellent ways; to make them
more efficient, law-abiding and thrifty and
a bulwark instead of a menace to the ac
cumulation of wealth.
UP TO DATE IDEAS.
To the Editor of the Pan Francisco Call: Now
that the yachting season is about to open a lit
tle advice to our amateur yachtsmen may not
be out of place. During the season the cry of
"Man overboard" is often heard when the boys
ure out on the buy, and oftentimes the man that
is overboard remains there whether he be a
good swimmer or not, and all for the want of
an experienced man at the wheel— one that
would know the right thing to do and do that
thing at the right time.
Here is some advice that I trust may be of
service in case the cry "Man overboard" should
be raised this season during some of these
We will suppose the craft to be on the port
taok with sheets close aboard, or otherwise.
A man has fallen overboard and is instantly
seen astern. The man at the wheel should put
his helm hard up, wear his vessel around, be-
THE RIi.HT WAY.
ing careful to take in the slack of the main
sheet as the vessel throws her stern up In
the wind, bo as to avoid the strain on the main
boom as well as the main sheet when she jibes
over, still keeping his helm hard up all the
time, and his vessel will fetch up in the same
place aud ■will describe a perfect circle and by
so doing the man overboard "will be rescued in
the shortest time possible.
By performing this evolution his vessel does
not lose the wind during the whole time,
therefore the boat is more readily handled, be
cause she retains her speed, and in fact her
speed is increased, because the wind is abaft
most of the time.
Now, in the other case, -where the vessel is
put in stays, which is in most cases done when
a man is overboard; or, I may say, when the
helm is put hard down, the vessel, of course,
comes up in the eye of the wind, the sails flap
for awhile, and if she should be slow in stays
it will take her some time to fill away again
and get her headway sufficiently to handle her
THE WRONG WAY.
quickly, and the first thing you know the man
that is overboard is there to stay— he has dis
appeared for ever, and all because the man at
the wheel did not understand his business.
You will observe that this evolution is much
more difficult to perform and takes much more
time than the former. In this instance you
have to come In stays, and by so doing you
lose your wind, and the sheets have to be
boarded on the other tack ; secondly, your ves
sel has to fill away again, and, thirdly, you
have to jibe over on the port tack again, and
all before the man thai is overboard can be
rescued, if he Is not drowned before this; and,
again, the distance the vessel has traveled is a
great deal more, and time in this case is valu
able to the man overboard.
Captain J. B. Babbek.
San Francisco, April 23.
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AROUND THE CORRIDORS.
"By George," exclaimed General J. H.
Mathewson in the Palace Hotel yesterday, "it
does beat the Dutch how people are beginning
to steal. All over the country we hear of some
one walking off to Canada with a bank surplus
or else the pillagers are looting the mints.
Now, how do you account for that steal in the
Carson mint? I can't understand it. They
have made several arrests I hear, but do you
know I think they have got the wrong men?"
"Whom do suspect, general?" Inquired a
gentleman who stood near.
"Don't suspect anybody. I have quit sus
pecting people. I find that people you don't
GENEP.AL MATHEWSON IS APPALLED AT THE TIDAL
WAVE OF LAKCENY.
[Sketched from life for the "Call" by NanktveU.]
suspect are generally the worst. It is the most
ri'liculous thing in the world to go into the
theory business. The town— in fact the whole
country— seems to have gone wild over some
theory or other.
"Now, there must be some cause for the steal-
Ing which seems to be in vogue. Is it on ac
count of the poverty, or is it the natural out
come of civilization? I can remember when,
in the early days, you could leave a hatful of
gold nuggets on the front porch and nobody
*»ould ever dream of making way with them.
Yes, that's true. During the gold excitement
in this State none of the miners ever knew
what it was to put their gold ir a bank or a
safe deposit. There was no need of sucn pre
caution. People realized that honor was above
price and took good care to possess it."
"But, general," said the argumentative man,
"was that not on account of the punishment
"Well, yes," answered the general, pulling
his beard, "they did take them out and start a
hanging bee once in a while. However it is
true of tne miner that he was and still is
honest. If he had not been, the country we
are now living in would never had such a solid
foundation upon -which we stand. They were
the master spirits of their time; th« founders
of a great State. They were the master spirits
of their time— the founders of a great State.
They were the men who braved—"
"Come, come, general. Let's get back to the
origin of stealing. It is a topic worth discuss
ing, audits appalling popularity deserves at
"It seems to be getting all the attention It
deserves, and some of our best citizens have
rehearsed until they are letter perfect. You
need not bother your head about the lack of
attention it is receiving. The populace will
see to it that the industry doefc not die out
altogether. Really I cannot understand it. It
is the worst I ever saw. It is beyond me. What
is the world coming to, anyhow?"
C. J. Craycroft, the newly elected Mayor of
Fresno, has a queer story to tell of his political
elevation: "I never saw such a complex tangle
in my life as our last election was," he ex
plained. "The Democrats and Populists fused
and put up a combination ticket. As a result
some of the disgruntled Democrats who had
no use for Populists voted for Republicans, who
were opposed to bosses, and the fight was
everybody's up to the last minute, when it was
found that meu from all parties had been
"There were two Republicans, myself and
another, and two Democrats elected to be City
Trustees. Joseph Spinney was a holdover. He
had been elected as a Republican, but had
worked with the Populist-Democrats during
the election. Thinking they had him, the
Democrats thought to make assurance doubly
sure by electing him Mayor. This they did
with their two votes and his. Mr. Spinney
then resigned and nominated a Democrat.
"On the first ballot there were two votes for
the Democrat and two for me. Spinney's vote
was blank. The next ballot was the same. On
the third ballot Spinney's vote read, 'C. J. Cray
croft,' and 1 was made Mayor.
"Tha Democrats were wrathy. They charged
on Spinney after it was all over and denounced
him as a traitor.
" 'Gentlemen," he said, 'I 'sure you, I did
intcn' to vote for Mister Chitendeu ; but I had
two or three papers in my pocket and really,
gentlemen, I got the wrong one, with Mr.
Craycroft's name on it.'
"As Mr. Spinney can neither read nor write.
the whole matter was explained. The Demo
crats were sore, hut they had to admit that
they were beaten."
"You Calif ornians are not the only people
who have become filled with the progressive
spirit," remarked Fred Rice Rowell, a Seattle
attorney, who is stopping at the Lick House for
a few day^ Then Mr. Rowell waxed enthusi
astic as he proceeded: "Cp in Seattle we are
getting up a subsidy of $500,000 by public
subscription for a ship canal which is to con
nect the fresh water of Lake Washington with
the brine of Elliott Bay and Puget Sound.
Why, everybody there is subscribing, even the
newsboys! The Newsboys' Union gave its cote
for $25, and had the money in the bank to
back it up, too.
"This canal is to run south of Seattle and
will reclaim two square miles of tide flats. St.
Louis capitalists say they will put $«,000,000
in to it as soon as the subsidy is raised, and
when I left the people had raised over $380,000,
Eugene Semple, the last Territorial Governor
of Washington, was the projector of this enter
prise and a company to carry it through has
been formed called the Seattle Waterway
"Under the State law of 1893 the cost of fill
ing in the tide flats, etc.. will operate as a first
mortgage lien upon the lands reclaimed, at 8
per cent, and the projectors are allowed 15 per
cent additional as commissions for salaries and
"It is a great enterprise, and means the mak
ing of Seattle."
Assemblyman H. W.Laugenourof Woodland,
who returned with his wife from a trip through
Southern California on Monday, is enthusiastic
over the Call's enterprise in telegraphing pic
tures of the fiesta from Los Angeles to this
city. "At first people hardly believed it," he
said. "They thought the account of the under
taking was a hoax. Then they found that it
could not be so, as the pictures could not have
been sent by mail. The matter was the talk of
the town," he added. 'Still it caused more
pleased comment than surprise, as people are
beginning to look for the Call at the head of
all progressive movement*. "'
Mr. Lau^enour praised the pageants of Los
Angeles, but he had no words to convey hi
admiration of the florar festival at Santa Bar
bara. "There was one thing queer about it,
though," he added. "The belles of Santa Bar
bara seemed to pride themselves on being sun
"Tulare has not done anything yet for the
valley road," said Senator R. Linder of that
town. "The secret is that we are too poor. All
Tulareans are eager to see the success of the
road, but it must pass either east of us or west
of us, and so we are letting the other towns
like Yisalia and Porterville, which are off the
main line, do the active work. For three
years," Mr. Linder said, "we haven't haa a
crop; this year promises good returns. If the
promises are fulfilled we can do more than
give the valley road our good wishes."
W. D. Grady of Fresno is at the Grand.
C. E. Meserve of San Jose is in the city.
D. Lubin of Sacramento is at the Grand.
Senator R. Linder of Tulare is a guest at the
Judge J. B. Campbell of Fresno is s guest at
A. W. Furlong, a wealthy land-owner of Gil
roy, is in the city.
J. S. Munro of Victoria, B. C, is among the
guests at the Palace.
William 11. Lee, a leading banker of Minne
apolis, is at the Palace.
N. Goldsmith, a prominent merchant of
Stockton, is at the Grand.
Dr. Thomas Flint of San Juan, the father of
Senator Flint, is at the Grand.
J. W. Shanklin, Fresno's newly elected City
Clerk, is a guest at the Occidental.
John E. Searles, a sugar magnate of Brook
lyn, N. V., and his wife, are at the Palace.
W. R. Clark of Stockton, the newly appoint
ed Railroad Commissioner, is at the Baldwin.
Marton Mitchell, & retired newspaper man of
Washington, D. C, and his wife are at the
C. A. .Williams, one of the founders of the
Alaska Fur Company, and Thomas F. Morgan,
another partner, have come from New London
SPIRIT OF THE PRESS.
California is undergoing an industrial awak
ening which gives promise of great things in
the near future.— Dixon Tribune.
Electric railroads are being projected
through nearly every prosperous valley in the
State. This means tetter times for California.—
Grover Cleveland is justified in protesting
against charges that are based on falsehoods.
He has his hands full answering just criti
Between those who demand that the convict
shall be put to work and not be supported in
idleness, and those who demand that his labor
shall not come into competition with the free
man, it looks as if nothing was left for him but
the treadmill.— Lakeport Avalanche.
We feel like suggesting to those who are try
ing to organize a "party of the future" that
the country will be better off with the party of
the present, the Republican, in full charge ot
its affairs. We have had the party of the past
In charge for two or three years.— Riverside
Call it jingoism or what you will, the party
that commits itself to raising the United States
flag, by purchase or by conquest a3 may be
necessary, over this entire continent would
before the Presidential election of 1900 have
the support of a majority of the voters.— Contra
Now that the Supreme Court has decided
that bondholders and landlords are exempt j
from the operation of the income tax, who will
contend that this is a more desirable means of
raising a revenue for the Government than
that 01 levying duties upon foreign goods and
products?— Fresno Republican.
The number of men withdrawn from indus
try to take part in the Civil War on the Union
side was 2,772,403 ; the Confederates enlisted j
over 800,000. Suppose, like Europe,-we were !
forced to keep up this condition of armed force, )
the value of peace' with all the world -wotJltJ- !
soon be demonstrated. In whatever way looked I
at, the gospel of peace must be the ultimate
one if the world is to be happy.— Santa Cruz
The Supreme Court is taking its time in de
ciding on the constitutionality of the Wright
irrigation law. It has postponed the hearing
of the case until the second Monday in October
in order to give those who desire to knock out I
the districts time in which to present more
arguments. In the meantime the irrigation <
districts must possess themselves in patience, j
even if the strain on them is great and dis- j
astrous as well.— Hanford Journal. '
In times past there have been some unfortu- I
nate sectional differences in California. The i
time for such short-sightedness is past. A new
era of good-fellowship is at hand, and no effort
should be omitted to develop and promote this
feeling of fraternity and co-operation. The in- ;
terests of one section are the interests of all
sections. Let us all work" together for the ad- j
vancement of California as a whole, rather
than for the advancement of sections.—
Angeles Times. ,
Los Angeles people are smooth. One wanted
to bore for oil in the prospected district, but
there is an ordinance against it except by per
mission, and sometimes, in the face of protests,
this permission is hard -to get. So what does
the citizen do, when he is tired of bothering
the Council, but change his application to a
permit to bore for water. There can be no ob- j
jection, of course, to boring fqr water, and if
he should happen to strike oil in the mean
time—why, that's not his fault, of course.—Pas
It was not the intention to tax only the Zante '
currants grown on the island of that name, but
Zante currants wherever grown and from j
whatever port they might be shipped to this I
country. If the decision of the New York Ap- i
praisers is permitted to stand the raisin indus- I
try of this State will receive a blow from which |
it will hardly be able to recover. It is to be j
hoped that Senators Perkins and White, who
have been appealed to, will give the Appraisers
some needed instruction in the English lan
guage and botany, and that they will be able
to secure a reversal of the decision.— Stockton
PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT.
Prince Hugo, the Duke of Sora, has become a
priest, after studying theology for two years.
"Without any exception," writes ona who
met Swinburne, "he is the most brilliant talker
I ever heard."
Professor Ball says the actual momentum of
some of the tiniest meteors is equivalent to
that oi a cannon ball.
Only five different speakers have presided
over the House of Commons during the long
reign of Queen Victoria.
Robert Johnson, aged 68, has been admitted
to the Forrest Home. In his palmy days be
played with Charlotte Cushman and Kd\sin
Jules Verne, though in his seventy-niuth
year, works for five hours a day. He is now en
gaged upon a story for 1897, but he has five
manuscripts ready for the printers.
Sarah Grand, the novelist, married at the age
of 16. For some time she lived with her hus
band in China, and afterward traveled all
through Japan with no escort but her maid.
Word comes from Borneo that the two Swiss
explorers, Messrs. Sarasin, who have been in
Borneo two years, have made the most valuable
discoveries and have visited certain islands
never before explored by Europeans.
Mornington Cannon, the champion jockey,
was born in 1873. The news of this interest
ing event was brought to bis father in a tele
gram which was handed to him just as he was
dismounting from a horse named Mornington,
which had just won the Bath and Somerset
Joseph Alexander, now living with relatives
in Newburg, N\ V., -was 91 years of age last
January, but is in fine health and in full pos
session of all his faculties. He has voted lac
eighteen Presidents, and has lived under the
administration of all but two, Washington and
The visit of the Dowager Empress of Kuseia to
Tripoli will possibly be brought to a conclusiou
earli?- than was at first intended, as the condi
tion of the Czarewitch, her second son, is very
serious According to the latest news from Al
giers, where her imperial Highness is staying,
both lungs are affected, the state of one espe- f
dally causing great anxiety.
The Japanese Mikado is a man of much en
ergy and endurance in spite of the fact that he
is a great cigarette-smoker. He is fond of out
door sports and has warmly encouraged the in
troduction ot football into Japan. He is a
hunter and a fisherman, and is quite a good
shot with a rifle. His devotion to lawn tennis
is marked, and he wields a very clever racquet.
SUPPOSED TO BE HUMOROUS.
If you are fond of giving advice, study law
and medicine and chargo for it.— Atchison
It .-( cms to be the general opinion in society
that Lent was especially instituted for the fast
set.— American Traveler.
Professor (to his wife)— Elise, I have prom
ised to deliver an address to-morrow evening
on the "Rational Kxercise of the Memory."
Don't let me forget about it.— Fliegende Blaetter.
"Yes," remarked the telephone girl, as sha
gazed out at the waves and wondered what
their number was, "I am connected with the
best families In our city."— lndianapolis Sen
One of the issues of the day seems to be the
question whether bronze paint is more moral
— or immoral— than Bilk, flesh-colored tights.
This is a day of small things, especially in the
matter of stage costume.— Buffalo Enquirer.
"The first thing you want to get into your
head as soon as the swelling has gone down,"
said the bald-headed philosopher to the newly
elected young man, "is that your election iliiln' t
happen so much from a desire of the people to
get you in as from a desire to get the other fel
low out."— lndianapolis Journal.
"Mr. Timmins," said the old-fashioned girl,
"I hope you're not an admirer of the new
"Oh, but I am," confesses Timmins. "She fa
good for at least three jokes and a poem every
week." — Indianapolis Journal.
Bellboy— That man in No. 44 is a Congress
Clerk— How do you know?
Bellboy— He ordered a glass of Beltzer and a
syphon of whisky.— Post-Dispatch.
Blinks— Have you filled out one of the tTnitecl
States income tax blanks yet?
Winks— No; but my thoughts about them, if
written out, would be simply tilled with blanks.
lie (resuming his seat after a brief visit out
side)—-What an atmosphere of realism there ia
about this play.
She— Yes. Smells like cloves.— Chicago Trib
Clara — You haven't seen my engagement
ring yet, have you?
Maude— l don't know. Who is the man? —
Lady (engaging a new servant) — I hope you
don't mind children?
Servant— Oh, no; I elways leave the missua
to look after them.— London Judy.
WILL BE MAKEIED TO-DAY.
Deputy Recorder Kelly and Miss Lawgoa
Michael Joseph Kelly, who holds an im
portant desk as Deputy Recorder and has
held it during the incumbency of Recorder
Glynn, is to be married this evening to
Miss Martha W. A. Lawson of Oakland.
Mr. Kelly is a young man of 32 and hia
bride is 21. He went over to Oakland yes
terday for the license, taking along an in
timate friend of the Recorder's office with
the purpose of helping him keep the mat
ter a profound secret. The great impor
tance of the occasion 1 , however, together
with Mr. Kelley's abounding pleasure in
the premises, were too much for the secret
and it got away.
The wedding will take place in Key.
Father King's church, Oakland, after
which a wedding snpper will be spread at
the home of the bride's aunt, Mrs. Meager.
The happy couple will spend a short
honeymoon at San Jose and will then take
up their residence at 411 Tenth avenue, this
A Sunday-School Orchestra.
A concert was given at the First Congrega
tional Church, Post and Mason streets, on
Tuesday evening. Several classical selections
were rendered by the Sunday-school orchestra,
Frank Coffin singing the tenor solo "Come,
(ientle Sleep" (Sullivan), accompanied by
Fletcher Tilton. Among other artists who par
ticipated in the vocal and instrumental part*
of the concert were: Miss Charlotte Gruen
hagen, violin; Paul Noble, violin; Theodore
Blake, violin; George B. Littlefield, viola; Mr.
Jones, violin; Arthur Prentice, cello; Misa
Maud Chapelle, Mi.ss Madeline Bectyiusen, M.
S. Toplitz, J. T. Ludlow, Miss Maude Noble,
Mrs. Kersey, Mi*s C. Gruenhagen, Miss Judd.
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