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FRIDAY MAY 10, 1895
Society goes to the dogs.
Good streets induce prosperity.
The latest fete is always the best.
Everybody wants the big bow-wow.
The Silurian's only aim is to shoot prog
If you love California you must lore her
d ° ss * ,
Is enterprise a villain that the law should
foil at every turn ?
it is evident that some dogs have a better
show than some men.
It takes a very wise man to be an optim
ist under all circumstances.
When the people have their way we
shall have the people's road.
There is no use fretting over temporary
checks in the path of progress.
When the flowers fade at Santa Rosa
they will blossom at Hcaldsburg.
Every strike of workingmen for higher
wages is a blow at the Wilson tariff.
When a shade was cast over silver every
industry lost something of its sunshine.
There can be no progress without ade
quate revenues for public improvements.
We could forgive Grover for writing a
book, if he would only cease writing let
Omaha is keeping up with the Eastern
procession by indulging in a ruinous hail
Now that Oakland has started a Sunday
closing agitation we may look out for hot
It is questionable if art of any kind
should depend upon anything except its
Dollar limit or no dollar limit, we must
have money enough to pay the expenses
of the City.
California must have the San Joaquin
road and the San Joaquin road must have
the China Basin.
The best opportunity is a chance to show
what is in you, and to most men that
comes very often.
Though Santa Cruz calls her coming fete
a water carnival there will be a good deal
of the rosy in sight.
The organization of progressive men to
bring out a "Greater Tulare" is another
evidence of the coming of big things.
Utah's representative citizens having
framed a constitution, the people can vote
themselves into the Union by adopting it.
The Harbor Commissioners have put
soup for the competing road in the China
Basin, but they are liable to get in it them
The placard. " Made in California,"
would be the best advertisement a mer
chant could put on the goods in his shop
While Democrats are getting ready to
fieht over the silver question, Republicans
are preparing to settle it harmoniously on
a business basis.
If our currency had the two legs of bi
metallism instead of only one, it would
not hare to borrow a crutch from Roths
childs to stand on.
Until Chicago shall have learned how
not to be a hotbed of labor disturbances
Bhe cannot offer her wonderful growth as
a criterion of prosperity.
Read the interviews published on an
other page and learn what leading citizens
think of the controversy over the lease of
China Basin to the San Joaquin road.
The Harbor Commissioners should at
least grant the China Basin to the San
Joaquin road under terms that would pre
mit the sale of bonds necessary to construct
There is reason for believing that when
the Supreme Court drops its next decision
on the income tax it will smash the in
iquity into nothing but a grease spot on
the Democratic record.
If the Harbor Commissioners wish to see
Bhips increase in the harbor they should
give the San Joaquin road fair play and
thus help in building up the City and ex
tending its commercial wealth.
We are reminded by recent telegraphic
announcements that one of the useful pur
poses of the telegraph is to inform us that
Messrs. Corbett and Jackson have mouths
and have not forgotten their use.
If the swell residents of the City want to
find some new charms which the City
possesses, they could not do better than
take some of the trips over the new electric
lines of the Mission and Potrero sections.
The eilunan who opposes pnblic im
provements, through fear that somebody
will get a "piece" out of them, confesses
his siiurianism in the most poignant fash
ion, for it is the presence of Silurians that
makes official rascality possible.
Every step which Germany takes to re
press by force the growing spirit of revo
lution within her borders only tends to.
lend the color of martyrdom to political
di.-affection, and when that is accom
plished revolution is made all the fiercer
and more inevitable.
We are pleased to note that the Chronicle
yesterday published its coast telegrams on
the front pace and relegated news from
remote localities to a subordinate position.
This was true journalism. It showed an
appreciation of popular interest in local
events, gave to home affairs the rightful
rank and benefited the State by emphasiz
ing the fact that to Californians California
THE TANGLED LEASE.
There can be no question that the dis
agreement between the Harbor Commis
sioners and the directors of the San Joaquin
road in regard to the proposed lease of the
China Basin to the road for terminal facil
ities ie altogether the most important mat
ter that now concerns the affairs of Cali
fornia. It has clouded the bright prospect
of prosperity that seemed so near realiza
tion, and threatens to seriously impede
the construction of the competing road,
which is so essential to the welfare of every
interest of the State.
In tnis condition of affairs the first duty
of every man having authority in the mat
ter is to consider every aspect of the case
fairly and impartially, and earnestly seek
for some basis upon which a satisfactory
agreement can be reached. The progress
of the San Joaquin road must not be
stopped now. It hHS been undertaken so
wisely, promoted so liberally, supported
so generally, gone forward so fairly, has
promised so much both to the City and to
the State, has been so instrumental in
awakening a new spirit of enterprise and
co-operation among the people, and finally
has had in it such possibilities of benefit to
every trade and every industry that any
thing which threatens of either failure or
postponement seems like a menace to every
sanguine hope of better times and ever}'
prospect of better conditions.
The road must not fail, its construction
must not be postponed, nor should there
be permitted any shadow of doubt that
the western terminal will be in San Fran
cisco. • The City needs tne road more than
the San Joaquin needs it, for her trade is
larger than that of the valley and her re
quirements are greater. This fact has been
recognized by the capitalists of the City,
and they have contributed the greater por
tion of the money raised to construct the
line. If, therefore, the road is shut off
from San Francisco, the enterprise will be
weakened in the vital point and its success
endangered everywhere. The logic of the
situation compels a terminal in San Fran
cisco, and if the Harbor Commissioners
make that impossible they will practically
forbid the road in any section of the State.
The voices of the people, expressed
through interviews with leading men, at
test the widespread desire for an early
settlement of the controversy. Surely the
Harbor Commissioners need not persist in
treating the San Joaquin Company as if
it were suspected of an intention to de
spoil the State. The directors of the com
pany are railroad builders, not railroad
wreckers. They are working to benefit
San Francisco and the State, not to rob
them. The very organization of the road
guarantees that it will be operated as a
competing line, and in that guarantee,
given for the protection and assurance of
the interests of the smaller subscribers to
the stock, there is an abundant guarantee,
also, for the protection of every interest of
the City and State.
The Call does no more than publish the
general sentiment of the people when it
again urges the Harbor Commissioners to
reconsider their action. No legal quibble
should be permitted to bar the achieve
ment of this great enterprise, which has
been so fairly started. The directors of
the road ask only that the lease be given
to them under terms that would permit
them to float its bonds and go forward
with the work of construction. When they
are investing so much of their own money
for the public good, surely the Harbor
Commissioners ought to be willing to
carry out the intentions of the Legislature
and the desires of the people and meet
them half way in a matter of such vital
importance as this.
THE BENCH SHOW.
The bench show will probably find a lib
eral patronage from all classes of people
and certainly deserves it. It is conceded
that the array of dogs exhibited is very
fine and that the management has ar
ranged the show and the terms of the com
petition with an excellence of judgment
that will go far to make it a success in
every particular. The people who attend
the exhibition will have, therefore, much
to be pleased with, as well as a good op
portunity of informing themselves on the
points that are considered essential to
raise a dog to the highest aristocracy of his
Almost every man who has any kindness
of nature or any sympathy of disposition
at all has a fondness for dumb animals as
well as for human beings. The brute crea
tures of earth have virtues that humanity
finds worthy of its liking. From canary
birds to elephants, every animate thing that
man can live in association with is found
to have some charm of companionship
that gives delight to his master. No other
dumb creature, however, is so companion
able as a dog. No other has been so closely
allied with man through all the history of
human development from savagery up to
the present enlightenment, and no other,
with possibly the exception of the horse,
has done more to as°ist in his advance
The time has gone by when the white
race has any need of a dog to assist in de
fending the home or in obtaining food.
Nevertheless the animal remains in our
homes as valued as ever, and there is
hardly any likelihood that he will ever be
wholly banished. The man who does not
have a liking for dogs and a sympathy
with them is neither so good nor so wise as
he thinks himself. It is to the credit of
society that it likes dogs, and the larger
the crowd that attends the bench show the
better sign it will be of the real good
heartedness and healthy human nature of
In yesterday's issue we noted the fact
that the progressive residents of Tulare
had organized themselves into an improve
ment association for the purpose of en
hancing the attractiveness of that city.
Now comes the news that the towns of the
San Joaquin Valley, for a distance of
thirty miles south of Selma, had organized
themselves for the immediate purpose of
taking steps to secure the Valley road. It
was such an organization of the leading
men of Stockton that made it possible for
that city to make so generous an offer to
the Valley road, and to secure the road for
their city. .
When Sacramento, a few years ago, be
came alarmed over the movement to trans
fer the Capitol to San Jose, her more en
terprising citizens organized an associa
tion for the purpose of improving the city,
and a great deal of good was accomplished.
We have not heard much aoout this asso
ciation recently, but we trust that it is
still in existence and is aware of the power
that it can wield. Oakland has two or
three admirable associations, the latest
being that of the merchants, which has
been doing some excellent work in the way
of offering inducements to the Valley road.
It is one of the strongest and most earnest
organizations of the kind in the State.
In various other cities and towns are
boards of trade, chambers of commerce and
similar organizations. San Francisco has
a number of these, but the one up to this
time that has, done what the City most
needs— apart from the work of the Half
million Club, which has a different funo
THE SAIST FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, MAY 10, 1895.
tion — is the Merchants' Association, which
is working steadily and intelligently to
improve the appearance of the City.
II is worthy of notice that as a rule the
merchants of a city are the men who best
understand the value of attractive exter
nals and who are beat qualified to introduce
them. The two lines of work which lie be
fore every city and town in this State are
internal improvements and the advertise
ment of their attractions. In the larger
citit's and towns ii is eminently advisable
that separate bodies have the direction of
these two tasks, but in the smaller ones
the best results can be accomplished by a
single body. It is quite evident, however,
that while the work of enhancing local
attractions is strictly a home concern,
advertising a community and taking the
other steps necessary to induce settlement
require a general State co-operation. The
Half-million Club of Sin Francisco would
be the proper central body through which
all the clubs and associations of the inte
rior having the settlement of the State in
view could most profitably operate, and to
this ena each town and city in the State
snould have a representative in the San
The recently created State Bureau of
Highways will be the proper body with
which local improvement associations
might co-operate to the best advantage, as
from this bureau may be learned the best
methods of streets and road?.
It is most encouraging to see these or
ganizations being formed throughout the
State, for it will be through them that all
the good things needed by California can
be best accomplished.
Comparatively few of the residents of the
City seem to be aware of the extent and
rapidity with which the region south of
Market street is being developed. Refer
ence is not made here to what is commonly
known as "South of Market street," that
dull and unprogressive region lying be
tween Sixth street and the bay and includ
ing some of the most execrable streets in
the City, but that broader and newer dis
trict, which includes the farther Mission
and swings southwestwardly toward the
Here one finds conditions wholly dif
ferent from those of the dilapidated "South
of Market street" region. Instead of the
unspeakable cobblestone pavements of
the older section, one encounters in the
new areas many miles of noiseless bitum
inous pavements and smooth macadam
ized streets. The houses are smart, bright
and clean, and numberless carefully tended
liower-gardens add their testimony to the
numerous other evidences of a superior
population. There iB prevalent through
out all the district a spirit of thrift and
progress that is a stranger to the region
dominated by Kincon Hill.
The Market-street Railway Company has
contributed generously to these handsome
results. For a year or more it has been
steadily pushing new electric lines in all
directions and improving the service of
the old lines under its control. The San
Mateo electric road to the cemeteries, in
spite of the drawbacks under which it has
suffered as a pioneer line, has accom
plished much, particularly in making ac
cess to the cemeteries so cheap and con
venient. Even the Potrero proper has sud
denly taken on a new aspect since the
wretched horsecar service on Kentucky
street was changed to an electric line.
By reason of excellent streetcar service,
the extension of branch lines in so many
directions and the laying of good pave
ments and sewers, this new section of the
City is the one that now is more rapidly
developing than any other. It is the most
valuable object-lesson that can be found
to prove that good pavements and a weil
managed streetcar service will invariably
stimulate development. It is as in
structive in its way as the old Rincon Hill
region is in its, and in an exactly oppo
Some of the most attractive of the new
streetcar trips which can be found in the
City lie within this new region. The sys-
tern of transfers to the various side lines is
somewhat bewildering at first, but it is
impossible to find a line that is not charm
ing for the variety of scenery aud the
expansive panoramas which it presents.
The straight run to the end of the Mission
line is beautiful, as also is that to the
cemeteries; but from each of these are
branch lines that offer attractions of their
own. One of the pleasantest opportunities
which all of them present is that of reach-
ing the hills which overlook the City, from
the San Bruno heights all the way around
to Twin Peaks.
AN INCOME-TAX SCANDAL.
In the course of his argument on Wednes
day before the Supreme Court against the
income tax Mr. Choate, in denouncing the
injustice ol the law in exempting certain
corporations from the tax while imposing
its burdens upon others, gave a description
of one of these exempt corporations in
language so picturesque and with a con
clusion so startling that it well merits to
be called to the attention of those who
may have been too busy to read the argu
Mr. Choate did not give the name of the
corporation to which he referred, but he
suicl it has accumulated property amount
ing to 5204,000,000. He then exclaimed:
"Do you know what this concern is that is
given the vast advantage implied in this
exemption? It goes under the reputable
name of a moneyed corporation. It is a
moneyed monster. It lives upon money.
It swallows money; it digests money; it
breeds money. It lays golden eggs by the
bucketful every day and then weaves
golden coins about them to warm and
vivify them. It has as many arms as there
are States in the Union and whicn it is
constantly putting out in all directions for
the purpose of raking in with. Nor are its
operations confined to the bounds of this
country alone. It extends to England and
to the European countries and is always
raking in money."
After this description of the monster cor
poration, Mr. Choate went on to say that
having obtained so much money the com
pany reinvested it by forming trust com
panies, organizing banks, building and
reorganizing railroads and floating Gov
ernment loans. Not only this, but it con
trolled Congress and directed legislation,
as had been confessed by the Attorney-
The point in these statements which will
attract most attention is the assertion that
the unnamed corporation according, to the
confession of the Attorney-General him
self, had controlled Congress and directed
legislation. It appears then the income
tax was as subject to the dictation of a
great trust as was the sugar schedule in
the tariff. Truly the Congress of "reform"
was the worst on record. While making
the loudest professions of devotion to the
''dear Deopl«»," it was legislating always
according to the wishes of the most cor
rupting forces in the country. Capital
invested in legitimate enterprises, in fac
tories and in business that gave employ
ment to workingmen and helped to build
up the country was deprived of protection
and burdened with an income tax; but the
great grasping combinations of avaricious
capital that aim at monopoly and are per
nicious to the nation were exempt from the
income tax in some cases and granted pro
tection in others according as they
desired. This legislation is enough to con
vince anybody that all the plutocrats re
quire in order to misgovern the country is
to have a Congress of fools and Grover
Cleveland for President.
A MATTER OF CLIMATE.
The people of the Eastern States have
been surprised to the verge of amazement
by the announcement that the Mexican
International Exposition is to begin in the
spring and close in the fall instead of being
held in the winter time. They have judged
other climates by their own, and concluded
that in a country so far south as Mexico,
the summer must be hot beyond endur
ance to any except natives, and that the
winter is the only season when the weather
is at all temperate.
The repeated expression of this surprise
has set the Mexican authorities to the task
of explaining that climate is not a mere
question of latitude. Records of the ther
mometer over a series of years are quoted
to bhow that on the tableland on which
the City of Mexico stands the temperature
changes but little during the year, aud
that the weather of July and August is not
so hot there as it is in most of the cities of
the Eastern States. In fact the Two Re
publics exultingly declares "there is no
place in the United States whose summer
climate is as agreeable as that ol the table
lands of Mexico."
There is, of course, an exaggeration in
the boast that no locality in the United
States has a climate equal to that of the
Mexican capital. The Two Republics evi
dently overlooked the fact that California
is a part of the United States. Despite
this exaggeration, however, there is reason
for believing the lessons in climatology
which the Mexicans are giving to the East
ern people may be beneficial to them.
Right knowledge is always worth hearing,
and particularly so when it puts an end to
We, ourselves, have considerable inter
est in the subject. Eastern papers persist
in speaking of California as a "winter
resort." Most of those who come here for
the winter return home in early spring to
avoid what ihey fear will prove an excess
ive heat in the summer months. Judging
all the world by their experience with the
Eastern States, they find it difficult to
listen seriously to a man who says the
summers are cool and pleasant in a 3and
where the orange grows and flowers bloom
Having ourselves tried for a long time to
teach our Eastern friends something of
the mysteries of climate and having been
met almost everywhere with incredulity,
we are glad to have the Mexicans assist us
in the work of education. We desire to
bring the next Republican National Con
vention to this city for many reasons, but
not the least of them is the opportunity it
will give for making known the true nature
of a California summer. We are weary of
having our delightful State classed along
with Florida and Bermuda as a mere win
ter resort, and if tne Mexican International
Exposition will help in giving the Eastern
people true ideas about the eccentricities
of olimate, we shall have good reason to
promote it and do all in our power to help
make it a big thing.
H. Silver, a capitalist of Los Angeles, is at the
Dr. W. D. Rodgers of Watsonville is a guest
at the Occidental.
W. 11. Turner, an attorney of Merced, is stay
ing at the Grand,
C. C. Might, an attorney of Modesto, regis
tered yesterday at the Lick.
H. P. Gillis, a leading attorney of Yreka,
registered at the Palace yesterday.
Francis A. Fee, an attorney of Madera, and
Mrs. Fee are registered at the Lick.
William Beekman of Sacramento, an ex-Rail
road Commissioner, is at the Grand.
R. M. Shackleford, a prominent citizen of
Paso Robles, is staying at tne Occidental.
A. Carl Bank, superintendent of the Preston
School of Industry at lone, is at the Grand.
A. B. Hammond and R. A. Eddy, prominent
mining men of Montana, are at the Palace.
Professor J. J. Donovan of Santa Clara Col
lege came up to town yesterday aud registered
at the Lick.
Bruce Burnside, ex-Chief Justice of Ceylon,
arrived here yesterday by the Mariposa on his
way home to England and is stopping at the
Prince Franz Josef of Battenberg and Colonel
Townshend of the Light Guards, who is accom
panying 1 the Prince on nis tour around the
world, are at the Occidental.
Joseph M. Oat. Postmaster-General of the
Hawaiian Islands, and Mrs. Oat, have come up
on the Mariposa for a short holiday and reg
istered yesterday at the Occidental.
Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson, the widow of
the novelist, and her son and daughter, Lloyd
Osborne and Mrs. Strong, who came up from
Samoa on the Mariposa, are stopping at the
Occ iden tal .
SUPPOSED TO BE HUMOROUS.
Effie—Please, Uncle Arthur, do come and
play chess with me.
Uncle Arthur— Oh, Effie! Don't you remem
ber? It's Sunday.
Effle— Well— we can let the bishop win.— Pall
Customer— Are those suspenders strong?
Salesman— Strong? Well, I guess yes. Why,
last week a man bought a pair of them and im
mediately went and hanged himself, using
them instead of a rope.— New York Tribune.
Blohbs— How is it you are never troubled
with tramps? You don't keep a dog, do you?
Slobbs— No; but my wife bakes her own cake,
and they have tumbled to it.— Philadelphia
"Uncle, how do you stand on the enforce
ment of the Monroe doctrine?"
"Ain't got much time to fool wid sich," an
swered the old man. "De good ole straight
Baptis' doctrine am good enough tor me, an'
it's been for nigh moreXthutty yeahs."—Cin
Yeast— Bacon refers to his girl across the East
River as his Brooklyn angel.
Crimsonbeak— You don't mean to tell me
that there's another trolley victim.— Yonken
"Have you heard that the big sleeves are go
ing out, George, dear?" ■
"Yes, my love, I have, but I don't believe It."
"Why not, pray?"
"I don't believe they can get through the
door."— Harper's Bazar.
McSwatters— I wish I could get out of paying
Dobson that. $10 I owe him.
McSwitters— Why don't you go to him with a
roll of bills in your hand and say, "Dobson,
here's that fifty I borrowed of you?"
McSwatters— But I only borrowed ten!
McSwitters— That's all right. The object is
to kill Dobson by the shock, and the $10 is
yours.— Syracuse PobU
The Cheerful Idiot.— "l notice," naid the
scientific boarder, '-that they have sncceeded
in making very fair bread from wood."
"I suppose," chipped in the cheerful idiot,
as he saw an opening, "that it would be more
palatable if spread with a little log jam."—ln
A young fellow having been asked by a re
cruiting sergeant whether he wished to eniist
in a Scottish regiment replied: "Not likely. I'd
rather go to the lunatic asylum than enlist in
a Highland regiment."
"Aweel," said the sergeant, "I've no doubt
ye'd feel mair at hame there."— Household
Would-be progressive people sometimes forget
that the freight train makes more noise than
the fast line.— Cleveland Plain Dealer.
AROUND THE CORRIDORS.
"California?" said Senator Cullom in the
rnln.ee yesterday. "A very poetic name.
Whence did it spring?"
"From an old Spanish work written in the
fourteenth century. I have the translatioji in
my library," answered Colonel Isaac Trumbo,
to whom the question was addressed.
"What, colonel, written in the fourteenth
century?" said the Senator inquiringly. "This
country was not discovered until the fif
"True. True," answered the colonel. "That's
what makes it so interesting as a story."
"Well, tell us about it. Can you give us the
actual facts?" Senator Cullom settled down
and the colonel began:
•'I believe I can quote the whole story almost
word for word. It always impressed me. These
are the words: 'Westward from the mainland
beyond where the sun sets in the blue sea,
there Is a forest growing up from the rich earth
of a clime made for all good and perfect things.
It is there that birds of beauteous plumage and
flowers of rarest hue grow wild and free, with
out the hand of man to rear them up or tear
them down. The beasts of the field lie down
together and live In perfect peace. When the
great orb of day rises out of the east the air is
filled with the sweet carol of birds and sleep
ing Nature wakes to greet the dawn. There are
no clouds in the sky, and only the dew of
night, which is the mist of God's tears, falls
upon the earth and feeds the flowers. Over all,
and grander than the ever changing scene, a
fair-haired woman reigns, and every leaf that
flutters in the breeze or falls in autumn to the
mother earth is reared to life or laid to rest
under her own watchful eyes. 'Tis she who
guides the petals of the tiger-lilies and turns
them to the sun as heralds of its coming.
" 'There is no land so filled with milk and
honey, no forests half bo deep aud cool, no
COLONEL, ISAAC TBUMBO BEVIEWS SPANISH HISTORY.
[Sketched from life for the "Call" by Xankivcll.]
streams so crystal clear, no grasses green as
those within her fields. Blending into the
peaceful sea are white and glistening sands
spangled with pebbles of the rainbows' hues.
No man has touched the shore, and no shlp'l
prow has yet been yet turned toward this
wondrous clime. There are no storms of snow,
no hurricanes, no winter blasts to mar the per
"'Here lives the maiden who was born of
light, and who will only move upward and
onward when the mighty van of westward
moving masses take up the land and turn the
streams and make the earth give forth its rich
est treasures. She waits for £pain and her
name is California." "
There was an impressive silence when the
colonel finished his resurrected story, and the
Senator from Illinois stroked his chin in deep
"Very pretty, colonel, very pretty. Is that
"No. Balboa came Otrt to this coast, planted
his flag in the Pacific Ocean, looked along the
wooded shore, into the pertect blue sky and
exclaimed to his followers:
'"This is, indeed, California's land and Spain
has found it."
J. C. McMullen, a rancher living near Nelson,
Butte County, told a story last night at the
(Jrnnd Hotel that well illustrates the trouble a
little too much "mountain dew" will some
times bring on a man.
A few days ago, said Mr. Me Mullen, Mrs.
Owens, a well-known member of the Society of
Christian Endeavor, lectured at Nelson, taking
as her subject, "The Power of Influence. " The
church had been secured for the occasion, and
•very ser.t was filled when the lady began her
talk. Mrs. Owens illustrated the subject with
numerous anecdotes, finally winding up with
the following story, which should be a perpet
ual warning to the man who "occasionally"
tak->s too much.
"I knew a gentleman once," said the lec
turer, "who would insist on gettingintoxicated
every time he went to town. Well, on the day
before Easter this gentleman decided to pay a
visit to the neighboring villnge, and ns he was
leaving home his wife called out to him:
" 'Now, John, don't forget about that banner.
I want it for the Sunday-school class to-mor
row. Remember, it must be 3 feet wide, 4 feet
long and bear the inscription, "Unto Us a Son
Is Born." '
"John, after taking one or two drinks, forgot
all about the banner, and occupied his time in
seeing how drunk a man could get and still be
a gentleman. In the meantime the good wife,
remembering the frailty of mankind in gen
eral and the peculiar appetite of her husband
in particular, sent one of the younger boys
into the village with the following note:
" 'Unto us a Son is born, three feet wide and
four feet long.' "
Even then John did not remember his wife's
parting injunction about the banner, but re
marked, as he hastily saddled his horse:
"Now, I guess I will be worried to death by
every museum-freak hunter in the country."
Such is the power of influence.
Nevada City stands a tair chance of being
undermined by those in search of pold. 8. K.
Thornton has on exhibition at the Board of
Trade rooms on Market street a fine piece of
gold quartz taken out of the earth under
Nevada City. Some time ago, in following a
pold-bearing ledge in the Reward gold mine, a
rich streak was encountered that led the
miners under the town proper at the west end.
In order to drain off the water a tunnel was
run in from the creek, which has also been
profitable to the miners, as they followed the
ledge along the entire length "of the tunnel.
Appearances indicate that the ledge runs
under the entire town. As some of the rock
produced 18*4 ounces of gold to the ton there
are prospects of other miners seeking for
wealth under the streets and houses of Nevada
Joseph M. Oat, Postmaster-General of the
Hawaiian Islands, was one of yesterday's ar
rivals by the steamer Mariposa. He has come
up here with his wife for a holiday, and will
return in two or three weeks. Speaking of the
postal service in the islands, yesterday, he said:
"You can understand that our work is very
irregular. Our busiest times are just after the
arrival of the steamers, but the amount of mail
by them varies greatly. Sometimes we will
have one steamer follow another in three or
four days, and then not have another for from
17 to 23 days. The Mariposa, on its last trip
down, brought us 16,000 letters and as many
papers. Our work comes in spurts, as it were."
SPIRIT OF THE PRESS.
A town prospers when It has faith in Itself.—
Santa Crus Record.
You don't need to quarantine against local
Improvement fever. Expose yourself to it
whenever you get a chance.— San Diego Sun.
Manufactories should be multiplied many
j times, and every mountain stream should turn
an industrial wheel. — Ellensburg (Wash.)
Dr. Cleveland is determined to try the gold
cure, although he must know that it will al
most certainly kill the patient.— Carson City
That person is the best off who borrows the
fewest ideas from his neighbor and the most
from experience and study.— Wheatland Four
If you are not satisfied with the county and
cannot speak well of it get out and go some
where else, for while you remain in it you are
a hindrance to its advancement.— Madera Mer
It is not a boom in the price of town lots or
farming property we want now, but an oppor
tunity to ship what we raise to market without
paying all it will bring for frieght.— Visalia
Organized society owes every man an oppor
tunity to get his bread it he is willing to get it
by the sweat of his brow; but it does not owe
any man a place on the earth who will not
earn his bread when the opportunity is fur
nished.— Colusa Sun.
This State has the soil and climate to pro
duce all the sugar needed in the United States,
but the addition of capital and business ener
gy are required as an addition to make a suc
cess of such enterprises. Claus Sprcckles suc
cessfully broke the ground in Watsonville.—
The point of greatest prosperity of this State
will not be reached until our people own
enough hens and hogs to stop the importation
of eggs and pork from Eastern States. If these
two industries did not prosper here the case
would be different; but nowhere in the United
States can eegs and pork be more easily and
cheaply produced.— Orange County Herald.
Clear skies are ours of right, a year of har
vests, and a twelvemonth of blossoming: and
1 nny one who can find any fault with a climate
like that of California ought to be set down on
the apex of the North Pole clothed in a sum
mer suit to consider the mercies which were
his while he was here, until he realizes by con
trast the sum total of their immeasurable
vastness. — Los Angeles Times.
If the terminus of the Valley Railroad should
remain here for only a single year Stockton will
gain $10 for every one the road has cost the
people. Its coming has been flike rain to the
drouth-parched earth ; like the warmth of the
sun to the flowers; like a tonic to the weakly;
like "wine to him who is heavy laden," and
the people should be grateful to the source of
all the good they have derived.— Stockton In
We notice that the San Francisco press, fol
lowing the brilliant lead of the Call, have
begun to scrape the mos? off their backs and
brighten up their battle armor. San Fran
cisco seems to be slowly but surely awakening
to the fact that if she expects to maintain her
supremacy as the metropolis of the Pacific she
must be up ami doing Location and priority
hold good as safeguards only among Silurians
and antediluvians.— Willows Journal.
Biggs netds more new blood— business men
who will work together to build up the town
and offer inducements to home-seekers to start
into business, induce the large land-holders to
cut up ranches and sell them in small hold
ings, encourage diversified farming, foster
new enterprises, to prove to the consumer that
they can buy supplies here as cheap as else
where, to work for good roads that the people
may have easy access to the town and to kill
off the fossilized whiners by treating them with
the contempt they deserve.— Biggs Argus.
PEOPLE. TALKED ABOUT.
The late Chancellor Briscoe, Vicar of Holy
head. England, left his entire fortune of £10,
-000 to the poor of that city.
Queen Amelie of Portugal is otndying medi
cine, and goes into its intricacies with the zest
and zeal of a professional man.
Queen Victoria wants the portrait of her
grandson, the German Emperor, and has com
missioned A. S. Lope to go to Berlin to paint it.
James A. tiarrield, a son of the late President
Garfleld, is a candidate for a seat In the Ohio
Senate, the same one his father many years ago
General O. O. Howard Is associated with his
brother, C. H. Howard, and others in the
Columbia Colonization Compauy, a big irriga
The Dowager Empress of Russia has had an
eventful life. Her father before he became
King of Denmark was Duke of Schleswlg-
Holstein, and was so poor that he gave draw
ing lessons. His daughters made their own
Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria, in a recent
private interview with the chief rabbi of that
principality, assured the latter that one of the
traditions of the house of Coburg, of which the
Prince is a member, is the complete emancipa
tion of the Jews.
Dr. Simons, the Berlin electrician, resembles
Thomas A. Edison in many ways. He dwells
in & house known throughout Germany as the
"Wonder of Wansee." It is fitted from roof to
cellar with electrical appliances, and the
dining-room, kitchen and wine cellar are con
nected by means of a small electric railway.
Dr. Frederick Andros. who was the first rego
lar practicing physician to locate west of the
Mississippi River, recently died at Minneapolis
after a lingering illness. He had lived to the
advanced age of 92 years, and at various
periods of his life was a moving factor in
event* which are now of great historical in-
Dr. T. C. \ancey of Malta Bend, Mo., owns a
knife that was given to hia father by General
Zachary Taylor. It is a two-bladed, bone
handled clasp knife, with "Rough and Ready"
stamped on the large blade. Upon the silver
plate of the handle is inscribed "Gen'l Taylor "
On the metal piece of the large end is a good
carved likeness of old "Rough and Ready,"
dressed in the full uniform of a general of the
United States army.
MR, ASHFORD IS HOPEFUL
He Says the English May Have
Something to Say at
The British Minister Cave Kind In
timations and Sent Protests on
Clarence W. Ashford, exile from Ha
waii, yesterday received letters from his
brother, V. V. Ashford, and other mem
bers of his family in Honolulu, which con
tained some information that was very
cheering to him, and which appeared to
make him think kindly and hopefully of
the British Government.
"I have received a letter from my
father," said Mr. Ashford yesterday,
"which shows that the British Govern
ment is not indifferent to the rights and
interests of its subects in Hawaii. On the
day before the Mariposa sailed my brother,
V. V. Ashford, who was recently released
from jail as a political prisoner, called on
the British Minister, Captain A. G. S.
Hawes, and had a lengthy interview with
him. Immediately after my arrival in
San Francisco I wrote a protect and de
mand for damages, sustained by my
brother, myself and our families, for being
connned in jail and our business interests
destroyed. In the protest I also embodied
the fact that I had been banished from the
country without cause, and that my
brother was slowly dying from maltreat
ment in a wretched prison.
"Minister Hawes informed my brother
that my protest and demand bad been
placed in the hands of Lord Kimberly,
Secretary of Foreign Affairs, and that he
would give it attention at the earliest pos
sible moment. He even intimated that
my brother and I have a good ground for
"The British Government has officially
recognized all British subjects in Hawaii,
except A. M. Hewitt, who is a naturalized
Hawaiian citizen. The British subjects,
who were imprisoned and forced to suffer
other indignities at the hands of the Dole
Government, and who can show that they
took no active part in the uprising of last
January, will without doubt be indemni
fied through a formal demand by their Gov
"When a British subject has a just claim
there is no danger that it will be permitted
to lapse into oblivion. If the Government
of Hawaii should feel disposed to be stub
born in a refusal to do the fair thing it
may receive a dose similar to that dealt
out to Nicaraguans at Corinto.
"My brother, V. V. Ashford, is much
better and will arrive here by the Aus
tralia," continued Mr. Ashford. "Since
he was released from prison and was per
mitted to have the services of a competent
physician he has improved wonderfully.
He writes me that while in the jail he was
denied proper diet, even to fresh milk, and
was experimented on with strychnine and
a lot of other drugs that nearly sapped
away his life."
ARTHUR HIGGINS' FUNERAL.
He AVas Buried in Cypress L,awn Ceme-
tery Yesterday Afternoon.
The funeral of young Arthur Higgins,
■who lost his life Tuesday while endeavor
ing to find the body of Stella Hughes in
the ocean at Bakers Beach, took place
from the residence 2251 Mission street at 2
p. m. yesterday.
The burial service was read by Rev. Ed
ward B. Snalding, rector of St. John's
Episcopal Church. Mis? Beatrice Patridge
and Mrs. Mills sang "Nearer, My God, to
Thee," "Rock of Ages" and "Some Sweet
Day, By and By." Assistant Rector Breck
then accompanied the remains to Cypress
Lawn Cemetery. A large number of friends
attended the obsequies.
Bacon Printing Company, 503 Clay street. •
Vermont maple sugar, 15c lb, Townsend's.*
Policeman— Hey ! Why don't you deliver
that message, not stand there a readin' of it? —
R. T. Messenger— Time enough; their office
don't close till 6 o'clock.— Boston Gazette.
Palace sea baths, 715 Filbert street, now
open for summer swimming season. •
Purest imported cognacs, Holland gin and
cordials for family use. Moans. & K<enbach,
29 Market street. •
Rudyard Kipling's generally unpleasant rep
utation among the people who meet him cas
ually is offset by the occasional pleasant tales
told of him by those who know him well. At a
little notel in Gloucester last summer he made
himself particulaily agreeable to all present.
He read stories and entered heartily into the
entertainments given by the hotel guests.
Spbixo cleaning, when the nerves and body have
been strengthened by Hood's Sarsaparllla, will sud
denly lose its terrors. Merit wins, and it has placed
Hood's Sarsaparllla on top as a blood purifier.
"Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup"
Has been used over fifty years by millions of moth
ers for their children while Te thing with perfect
success. It soothes the child, softens the gums, al
lays Pain, cures Wind Colic, regulates the Bowels
and is the best remedy for Diarrhoeas, whethet
arising from teething or other causes. For sale by
Druggists in every part of the world. Be sure and
ask for Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup, :25c a
Husband's Calci>kd Maoxesia.— Four flnt
premlum medals awarded. More agreeable to the
taste and smaller dose than other magnesia. For
•aleonly in bottles with registered trademark label.
If the sixty-one living descendants of Queen
Victoria do not hring about a vacuum in the
British treasury royal families are much more
economical than they have been represented
to be. — St. Louis Globe- Democrat.
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