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MONDAY MAY 20, 1898
In concentration is strength.
Catch on to the best movement.
Start your enterprises early and avoid
The street-light question seems to be a
San Francisco must be made a home
Health is the only comfortable raiment
that wealth can wear.
Ysaye can draw a longer bow with his
hand than with his tongue.
If you don't see any California products
at your merchant's ask for them.
The awakening of San Francisco has
aroused everything in the great West.
A soft heart and a hard pocket have never
made a successful business partnership.
There is so much enterprise in the air
that a good deal of blowing is unavoidable.
The Missouri Democrats are looking for
a Presidential candidate in a Vest pocket.
General Campos is painfully slow about
snuffing the candle of the Cuban insurrec
It is hard nowadays to find a place in
California where spiders are spinning their
Since we are following street improve
ment on a bicycle we ought to catch up
Every one who grows a flower in San
Francisco thereby writes a poem on the
It is a sad community in California that
has not on foot some scheme for local im
Sensible San Franciscans are beginning
to think of springs, lakes, camping and
Healdsburg is now enjoying itself by sit
ting in the sunshine and combing the roses
out of its hair.
The only really unhappy people in the
world are those who lack the industry to
In the present revival of industry our
raw material ought to be converted into
There are many people who will find
their holiday trips mixed up with the
tinancial problem. ,
It is not always a wise course to follow
the crowd, but at the present time it is a
safe thing in California.
Ten years from now the Half-million
Club will wonder why it did not Btick its
original peg at a million.
Make up your mind to do your share
toward bringing the next Republican Con
vention to San Francisco.
No matter between what nations the
European conflict breaks out both sides
will carry the war into Africa.
He is a hard-hearted husband who would
permit his wife to be less prettily arrayed
than the flowers of her garden.
The happiest people in San Francisco
yesterday were those who took the most
outdoor sunshine into their systems.
Eastern people who stay away from Cali
fornia for fear of earthquakes would hesi
tate to enter heaven for fear of ghosts.
After the athletic success of Berkeley in
the East we ought to hear no more about
the decadence of the youth of California.
To the extent to which Ysaye forgot his
audience while fiddling did the audience
become strongly impressed with his pres
Although Miss Meiler, the Healdsburg
Queen, has laid aside her crown, it was
merely for the reason that Healdsburg
might wear it.
The Monroe doctrine has never been
definitely formulated as a policy by thiß
country, but the next Congress will prob
ably do the work.
The seafights in the Oriental war are be
lieved to have demonstrated that natal
battles in the future will be literally for
victory or death.
America may not be able to turn out as
fine musicians as France, Germany and
Italy, but it manages to turn out a pretty
fair article of American citizen.
If Cleveland had employed the time he
has spent in fishing and shooting in visit
ing the different sections of the country he
would have been a wiser man and a better
The measure of a California fruit-grower'g
success is the exercise of his brains and in
dustry in getting the most out of his land
and out of the opportunities for enlarging
If the Democratic Presidential nomina
tion in 1896 comes down to a choice be
tween Cleveland and Hill some Democrats
will take to the deep sea and some will
surrender to the ticket.
Fresno has caught the spirit of the day
by arranging for an electric road which
shall bring the products of her leading
vineyards to the Valley road, and this is
all the better when we reflect that the
electric road is to be run by water-power
fctored in the upper San Joaquin River.
For half a century such natural resources
of California as have been touched by the
people have merely been undergoing the
storing process on the clock-winding prin
ciple, and now that the machinery has
been started there is such a turning of
wheels and striking of hours that we are
surprised to discover that we have been
Winding the clock all these shining years.
THE NATIONAL COIfVEIfTION.
It is now pretty well assured that at the
next Republican convention every section
of the Union except the South and the Pa
cific Coast will have some local favorite to
support for the Presidential nomination.
It will manifestly be unadvisable to hold
the convention in a city where any one
candidate is overwhelmingly favored to
the prejndiee of others, and it will be
equally unadvisable to hold it in any
Southern city on account of the heat of
the summer and the lack of hotel accom
modations. This condition of affairs will
naturally incline the leaders of the party
to look more favorably upon a proposal to
select San Francisco as tbe convention city
than they would otherwise do, and as a
consequence the prospects of bringing the
convention here in 189 C are bo much better
than they hare ever been in the past that
it would be foolish for us to neglect the
The arguments in our favor are many.
This is the pleasantest city in America for
a midsummer convention. The hotel ac-
oommodations are ample and excellent.
Every other city of anything like equal
rank in the country has had a convention,
and it is now the turn of San Francisco.
The trip across the continent would be
full of pleasure and benefit to the dele
gates, and finally the nomination of a can
didate for the Presidencj r on the shores of
the Pacific would so impress the mind
with a realizing sense of the greatness of
the Republic it could not fail to excite en
thusiasm among the people on the At
lantic seaboard, and generate a sentiment
that would go far toward electing the
Thus we bave not only circumstances in
our favor but good arguments to add to
them, and, what is better still, there is
every evidence that for once all the forces
of the Pacific Coast will pull together and
act harmoniously to accomplish the desired
result. From Puget Sound to Arizona
there will be co-operation among Republi
cans and Democrats to bring to San Fran
cisco either one convention or the other.
Never before has the whole Pacific Coast
acted as a unit, and in the very fact of that
unity now there is abundant encourage
ment for the belief that it will not fail of
As all the known factors of the issue are
thus propitious to our hopes, the work
that is being done by the committee of the
Union League Club and by others to bring
the convention here will be watched with
more than ordinary interest, and ought to
receive the fullest measure of public sup
port. We can count upon generous aid
from every part of the great West, but San
Francisco must lead, and men of all parties
must work together in giving to that
leadership a spirit vigorous enough to
excite enthusiasm among our allies.
The Federal census of 1890 gave San
Francisco a population of 298,890— in round
numbers 300,000. The school census taken
in the early part of this month reported a
total of 93,558 children under the age
of seventeen years. Multiplying this
by 3}£, the basis that has been gener
ally adopted in this country for estimating
the population of cities, we find that the
present population of the city is 327,453.
We must therefore conclude either that
the population of the City has increased
28,000 since 1890 or that the Federal census
underestimated the number of inhabi
The chances are that the Federal census
did not fully report the population, for it
is a notorious fact that many cities, dis
satisfied with the Census Bureau's work,
followed it up with census-takings of their
own and found that the bureau had done
its work imperfectly, Of course these lo
cal censuses could not go into the National
records, and hence there was no appeal
from the bureau's bungling work.
For certain local purposes, however,
various cities of the Union have started
the plan of taking a police census every
five years. This is an admirable idea, for
the police are manifestly the best agents
to perform the wort intelligently. They
are familiar with the neighborhoods which
they patrol, and, given two or three dayß
in which to do the work, can perform the
task accurately. We are now half way be- I
tween the last census and the next, and i
hence this would be the proper year in
which to take a police census of the City.
No calculations based upon a partial cen
sus for any purpose can be as reliable as a
direct census of the whole population.
This is made conspicuous by the claim
that a considerable discrepancy exists be
tween the number of names published in
one of the City directories and those in
It is not at all likely either that the Fed
eral census of 1890 omitted 28,000 persons,
or that the population of the City has in- j
creased that much within the last five i
years. A rough averaging of these two
conditions would place the growth of the
City at about 3000 a year during the last
five years. It could hardly be much less
than that, and likely has been more. At
the lowest estimate this is a growth of 10
per cent a year, which, in view of the hard
times that have prevailed during that
period, makes a comfortable showing.
One interesting feature of the BChool
census is that of the 93,558 children be
tween the ages of 5 and 17, 91,215
are native born and 2343 foreign born.
In view of the fact that the foreign
population of San Francisco is very
large, the Bmall proportion of foreign
born children is an instructive fact. It
means that the population of the City, al
though it is clearly growing at a healthy
rate, is not receiving an appreciable accre
tion from foreign sources.
It has been remarked now and then the
large number of "to let" signs in the City
indicates anything but an increase of the
populat'on. Such calculations omit three
important considerations : First, the rapid
extension and multiplication of streetcar
linea induce builders to find inexpensive
lots, removed from the heart of the City ;
second, many new houses have been built,
and as a rule they are more desirable ttan
the old ; third, rents in the more populous
sections of the City have not as yet fallen
in proportion to the reductions observable
in the other items of housekeeping ex
pense. It is generally old houses that have
the "to let" sign in the window.
YSAYE IN SAN JOSE.
Frank Loui King, dean of the King Con
servatory of Music in San Jose, has ar
ranged to have Ysaye appear in that city
on the 29th, and has thereby assured the
music-lovers of that cultured community
an opportunity to hear the great master
without making a journey.
It is not likely that Mr. King will lose
by his enterprise. Ban Jose is not a large
city in itself, but it has a circle of populous
suburbs to draw upon, and as the com
munity as a whole has long been educated
to appreciate and value classic music at
its true worth, an audience sufficiently
large to repay the cost of even an Ysaye
evening may be considered fairly certain
In a certain sense the visit of Ysaye to
Ban Jose may be noted as a source of satis
faction to all Californiane. It is another
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, MAY 20, 1895.
proof that among our people the highest
culture is not confined to large cities, and
that even in the smaller centers of popu
lation there i 3 a sufficient demand for
what is best in art to call the greatest
artists to respond to it. Of course in mat
ters of this kind, as in all others, much
depends upon a community having a
leader capable of comprehending the finer
aspirations of the people and endowed
with the courage to act upon them. In
Mr. King San Jose has such a leader, and
therefore manages to have her call re
sponded to by every eminent musician
who comes to the coast.
There is no reason why every town in
California of any note should not have the
advantage of hearing the best artists who
visit San Francisco. Culture with us is
confined to no locality, and wherever it
exists there will be found a willingness to
respond to the cost which the finest grati
fication entails. Each local center should
provide its people with opportunities of
testing their culture by standards of the
highest excellence. From such evenings
of pleasure permanent benefits are de
rived, and we may be sure San Jose will be
more than repaid for all that it costs to re
THE SEATTLE SPIEIT.
The most notable feature of the recent
subscription in Seattle of a subsidy of
$500,000 for the construction of the Lake
Washington Canal is that the greater por
tion of it was derived from contributions
not exceeding $200 each. It was a popular
subscription in every sense of the word.
All the people, rich and poor alike, joined
in it. Even the bootblacks of the town
clubbed together and raised $25 as a cash
In a subscription of this sort the spirit
evinced by the people in raising it, is more
significant than the 6um itself. In the
way of recent American enterprises
$500,000 is no very great sum and in fact
is hardly sufficient to be accounted as an
important news item ; but it is a great
sum to have been raised in these hard
times by popular subscription ; and when
one recalls the class jealousies which exist
in so many cities in this country, it is im
portant to note that they do not exist in
Seattle and that men of moderate means
are found in that city heartily assisting a
great corporation to carry out an under
taking of such magnitude.
Where this spirit exists the growth of
the community is certain. It will over
come every obstacle, because the very mo
ment a plan for overcoming it is devised
there will always be among the people a
sufficient energy and a sufficient capital to
carry the plan into effect. No man in such
a community will allow evils to exist for
fear that any proposed remedy would
benefit his neighbor more than himself.
All men will work for the general good
and each will rely upon his own industry
and sagacity to get his proper share of the
resulting prosperity. Nor can there be
any doubt that prosperity will result. The
spirit of local patriotism never fails to
justify her votaries by the rewards she
confers on them, and in every community
where that spirit is honored there is found
sooner or later work for every worker and
use for every dollar.
The region around Puget Sound is rich
in a thousand elements of industrial and
commercial greatness. The great Sound
itself confers an advantage which it would
be hard to overrate and the natural re
sources of the country back of it are more
abundant than can be calculated. All of
these things will have much to do in pro
viding for the coming greatness of the
cities that have been founded there, but
they will not supply everything. The
dominant element of human prosperity is
in humanity itself, and the surest proof of
what the future of Seattle will be is to be
found in this recent exhibition of what the
Seattle spirit is.
THE NEWSPAPER EXCHANGE.
In a recent address Mr. Balfour, the
leader of the Conservative party in England,
referred to the part which the newspaper
plays in commercial and industrial affairs,
and in doing so made a statement which
those who are now trying to advance the
manufacturing interests of the Pacific
Coast would do well to consider.
"We habitually boast," said Mr. Balfour,
"of the extension of our railway, postal
and telegraph facilities, but we are inclined
to overlook the press as the agent, which
brings into communication the different
classes of society. In my judgment all the
machinery used in communicating infor
mation to the public is not of really more
importance to the community at large than
the power of the people to communicate by
advertisement, and bring the buyer and
seller together, and to give them the
machinery for communicating their wishes
to one another."
The more carefully this statement is
studied the more convincing it becomes.
The newspaper is the greatest agency of
commercial excnange in the world. No
industry, however wisely planned or
diligently conducted, can flourish that does
not make use of its far-reaching mechanism.
It is truly the machine that brings buyer
and seller together. Unless it is set into
operation, the manufacturer will manu
facture in vain, and the consumer, knowing
not where to get what he wishes, will have
to content himself with the first thing that
comes to hand. The beneficial effect of
this commercial service to the world well
deserves the high estimate the British
statesman placed upon it, and constitutes
one of the chief claims of the press upon
the attention of men.
Engone D. Ryan of the navy is a guest at the
J. 8. Brown, a big lumberman of Eureka, is
A. P. Halfill, a big fish-packer of Los Angeles,
is at the Grand.
T. J. Nichols, a leading fruitman of Auburn,
is at the Falace.
J. F. Kidder of Grass Valley registered at the
Dr. A. G. Deardorff of Fresno registered at the
George H. Kraft, a banker of Red Bluff, is
staying at the Lick.
Assemblyman Judson Brusie of Bacramento
is at the California.
F. Cooke Caidwell, an attorney of Bakers
field, is a guest at the Grand.
W. D. Grady, a prominent attorney of Fresno,
registered yesterday at the Grand.
C. R. Mason, manager of the Byron Hot
Springs, is registered at the Palaoe.
6. H. Fry, manager of the Pacific Lumber
Company at Scotia, is at the Grand.
J. J. Money, cashier of the Pajaro Valley
Bank of Watsonville, is at the Grand.
Charles Ericson, a contractor of San Luis
Obispo, registered at the Grand yesterday.
T. W. Patterson, a vineyardist of Fresno,
was one of yesterday's arrivals at the Baldwin.
E. P. Colgan, the Btate Controller, came
down from Sacramento yesterday and regis
tered at the Lick.
B. 8. Rector, one of the proprietors of the
National Exchange Hotel in. Nevada City, Is a
guest at the Lick.
Senator Frank McGowan of Hnmboldt ar
rived by yesterday's steamer from Eureka, and
is staying at the Russ.
William M. Houser, saperintendent of the
horse department of the great Vina ranch,
came down yesterday to attend a sale of a lot
of horses that have been shipped here.
UP TO DATE IDEAS.
A great many users of the telephone need
the convenience of a desk and freedom to
write down what they receive through the in
strument, but that is impossible when they
have to hold the receiver to the ear, says the
The device shown in the accompanying
picture permits perfect freedom on the part of
the user, for it is a transmitter and a receiver
combined. It will be seen that when the
mouth is placed to the transmitter the re
ceiver is automatically held to the ear, so that
the user may write, turn around, move about
or lean on the desk, as he may desire.
PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT.
The Princess Maud of Wales Is a bicyclist, but
does not rush into bloomers. She wears a
neat and most modest costume, ■with a riding
Mme. Nansen, the explorer's wife, has not
eeen her husband for two years. Her little
daughter is now three years of age. Mme. Nan
sen is one of the most popular ballad singers in
Andreas Haftas, the last veteran of the Greek
wars of liberty of 1821, died in Athens re
cently, 116 years old. He had often expressed
the wish to live till 1901 in order to De able to
say that he had seen three centuries.
E. P. Dwight of Philadelphia has given to the
Young Men's Christian Association a beautiful
country estate of 465 acres near Downingtown,
Pa. The association will make it a camping
ground and summer resort for the members.
Fra Marie Harder, a Danish lady, has pub
lished a volume called "Yule Star." In this
there is nothing wonderful, but the publica
tion becomes somewhat interesting when one
hears that it is her debut, and that Fru Harder
is 70 years old.
An English commercial traveler named
Browning has distinguished himself in Paris
by buying a photograph of President Faure at
the news stand and tearing it to pieces. His
defense was that it bored him to see so many
photographs of the President.
Mr. Edison has an idea that the newspaper of
the future will he published by phonograph.
His reason for that is that the eyesight of the
people is becoming poorer, time is more
precious and that newspapers are so large that
it is impossible for people to read them
SUPPOSED TO BE HUMOROUS.
The cornerstone of a monument to Garibaldi
was laid on Monte Gianscalo, in Rome, a few
days ago. The King and Queen and Ministers
It is said that Rev. Dr. Edward Everett Hale
gained the experience embodied in his whim
sical story, "My Double," at Worcester, Mass.
Agnes— l think Mr. Slowe is horrid. He asked
me for a kiss the other evening, and of course
I said no.
Gladys— What did he do then?
Agnes— That's Just it. He didn't do anything.
Mrs. Hojack— They say that our minister Is one
of the most eloquent af ter-dinner speakers in
Mr. Hojack— lf that is true I wish he'd eat his
dinner just before the morning service.—Har
"In my business, lady, it's Impossible to get a
"Yon don't say ! What's your business?"
'•I'm a night watchman."— Scribner's Maga
Fozzleton — Marie, that boy of yours takes
Mrs. Fozzleton (with great satisfaction)—
What makes you think so, dear ?
Fozzleton— l caught him this morning rum
maging through my pockets.— Brooklyn Eagle.
First twin— This is my birthday.
Aunt Jennie— And isn't it Brother Willies
"Nope. I licked him and made him give his
half up to me."— Cincinnati Tribune.
Mamma— lf Mrs. Smith gives you a piece of
cake be sure to say "Thank you."
Freddie-MVhat good is that ? She never
gives you any more.— Brooklyn Life.
He— My views on bringing up a family
She— Kever mind your views. I'll bring up
the family. You go and bring up the coal.—
"Do the twin sisters look much alike?"
"Alike T Why, each of them can tell if her
hat is on straight by looking at the other."—
"So your landlady is having the whole house
redecorated? What tones predominate?"
Boarder— Oh, just the same as before—some
times the whezey old piano and then the cor
net and violin.— Chicago Times-Herald.
Weary Wiggins— Uneasy Walker is de luckiest
feller on de road.
Tired Traddles— How's dat?
Weary Wiggins— He's a somnambulist an*
does all his walkin' in his sleep. Dat give* him
all day to loaf in.— Harper's Bazar,
The Day Appropriately Celebrated by
the Unitarian Children.
The children of the Second Unitarian
Sunday-school, corner of Capp and Twen
tieth streets, celebrated their annual flower
service yesterday. The church was beauti
fully decorated under the supervision of
Mrs. 8. Fletcher. Nearly 200 children
made a fitting complement to the scene.
Rev. Leslie F. W. Sprague offered the
thanksgiving prayer. Rev. Lila Frost
Sprague, superintendent of the Sunday
school, answered the oft-repeated ques
tions: "Why do we celebrate this day?
How did the idea originate ? What signifi
cance nas it for us?"
In the course of her remarks she ex
plained that the association of children
with flowers was inherent in every nature
and for all time. The specific celebration,
which has become part of the Sunday
school life within the past few years, orig
inated under the Universalist branch.
In the East, where roses are in their
flory for a few days only, the children
aye a keen appreciation of the signifi
cance of this day. It is there designated
as Rose Sunday. She deprecated the fact
that many objected to Unitarians giving a
symbolic interpretation to forms which
have had such distinctive meanings to the
older churches. She urged the children to
take this service, including the dedication
which was to follow, in its full significance,
and take from it the great lesson that she
would have ever before them, that "God is."
Recitations, telling of the glory of the
fiowers, were given by Clarence Hobbs,
Fernanda Ciprico, Ray lrvin, Rath Mit
chell, Miss Marsh's "and Mrs. Smith's
cJasses. Cowan's "Listen to the Children,"
was sung during the offertory by Miss
Six children and two young ladies were
formally dedicated by Mr. Sprague. Each
one was presented with a bouquet of wnite
sweet peas. The repeating of the Lord's
prayer, by all present, closed a very unique
and impressive service.
AROUND THE CORRIDORS.
"Yee, I am from Kentucky," said B. A. Ostrom
in the Palace yesterday. "How can you tell?"
"Why," announced the man who had made
the discovery, "I can tell by the way you talk."
"Remarkable," said Ostrom, laughing, "that
the peculiarity of the Southern dialect should
be so expressive in the matter of authenticat
ing my residence."
"Why is it we can always pick out the South
ern man in a crowd? There must be some
cause for it."
"It is not quite for the same reason that one
can select a colored girl among a crowd of
Albinos, but it is a' most as distinct as that.
They generally have a peculiar manner of
sounding the 'o' and forgetting the T. In
stance the word 'spoat' for 'sport' and the word
doh' for 'door.' You can always pick out a
Tennessean or a Georgian or a kentuckian or
an Alabaman. To be sure, it is necessary to be
familiar with them to do it at all.but one never
forgets the difference. It is not always the in
flection placed on various syllables and words.
Frequently it is the misconstruction of sen
tences and phrase* or the repetition of words.
The question of dialect is a very interesting
study and is not confined to the Kentuckian.
Take any sentence and permit a good dialec
tician to repeat it in several dialects and you
will see what I mean. Take the sentence,
'What is the matter with me?' as an American
would say it, and a German would say, 'Vad is
do matter is vit me?' The Frenchman, 'Wha
ze mattaire wis me?' The colored man, 'What
I done have happen me?' The Italian, 'Whaz
zemat?' and so on throughout the different
nationalities. Any one can tell the nationality
of the person tateing without seeing him."
"How is it possible then, Mr. Ostrom, to dis
tinguish the inhabitants of States so near to
gether as Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and
"The same conditions prevail all over the
world so far as section is concerned. It is fre
quently due to the climate. The people of one
State may be very warm-blooded, active, qulck-
B. A. OSTROM OF KENTUCKY.
iSketched from life for the "OxU" by NankiveU.}
tempered, people prone to talk fast and with a
rising inflection. The result is a deviation
from true expression, resulting in what we are
pleased to call a dialect. In another State the
people may be cool, deliberate, indolent and
happy, with slow speech and a careful way of
expressing themselves, so much so that the
rapid conversation of his next State neighbor
would strike him as very peculiar in its sound,
and vice versa. I have a touch of the Kentucky
manner, but had I not traveled a great deal I
would have more. The man from Kentucky
is said to be a tall, lanky individual, but of late
years we are rather inclined to be fat and
good natured. The North and the South are
becoming united, but not so strongly as the
South and the West. We are all silver men
there the same as you, and I am delighted to
say that while the great National changes are
going on we still retain our dialect."
Brevet Major W. B. Hooper, commander-elect
of the Military Order Loyal Legion, Command
ery of California, returned from Los Angeles
Saturday and was busy all day receiving the
congratulations of friends who rejoice in his
promotion. The ladies, in particular, were so
delighted over the result of the contest that
Major Hooper is impelled to believe that they
did effective electioneering work in his cause.
He is sure that their captivating smiles in
fluenced votes in his favor. ' ' I regretted, 1 ' said
Major Hooper, "the publicity given to the con
test in the newspapers, but one feature of it
was decidly pleasing— that which gave the
California volunteers credit for their bravery
and endurance in the Bear River battle. It
has been the fault of many of our people to
speak lightly of the frontier service rendered
by Callfornians during the war, and they have
spoken so because they neglected to study the
record of California Volunteers. The accounts
taken from official sources and published in
the Call removed a false impression."
Chalmers Scott of San Diego, ex-candidate
for adjutant-general, does not propose to pass
bis time in lamenting his ill luck. He turns
his gaze to South Dakota, where he goes in a
few days to survey 3,500,000 acres of land at
tached to the Rosebud agency. Some of this
land will be reserved for the original owners,
the Sioux Indians, but many acres will be
thrown open to settlement. It is expected that
four years' time will be taken to complete the
work, but Colonel Scott expects to retain his
residence in California and pass several weeks
at home each year. He met many friends at
the Occidental Hotel yesterday, who expressed
their regret that his military ambition was not
gratified, but wished him the happiest lot im
aginable in the enterprise which calls him to
Commodore Henry M. Gillig of the Larch
xaond Yacht Club, New York, left San Fran
cisco last evening by rail and expects to go
through to the Atlantic without stopping over
en route. On his tour around the world he
arrived in this City from Asia twelve days ago
and has since enjoyed to his utmost capacity
the hospitality of friends in Bohemia. He an
ticipates much pleasure in yachting this year.
Bpeaking of it yesterday he remarked ;
"I shall go straight to New York without
stopping at Ch icago or any other place. 1 shall
go aboard of the Ramona at once without un
packing my trunks ashore."
Statistics of Duels in Italy.
Duel statistics, gruesome though they
are, are interesting reading. An Italian
"man of figures" has taken the trouble to
ascertain to what extent his country has
contributed during the last ten years to
ward the increase in the army of duelists.
The following figures are the result of his
researches: "From 1884 to 1894 no less
than 947 duels were fought in Italy over
newspaper controversies, 730 by rival lov
ers, 3/7 over political questions, 289 for in-
BUits, 183 for private reasons, and 19 over
gambling quarrels. In 79 cases the cause
of the duel was unknown. Journalists
ana officers in Italy are first among duel
ists. Of the 538 duels fought in 1884, 156
were fought by journalists and 165 by of
ficers in the army. Of dueling lawyers,
there were 64; students, 63; professors, 22;
deputies, 14; engineers and architects, 13;
servants, 6, and bankers, B.— Westminster
SOCIETY IN THE COUNTRY
San Franciscans Are Fast
Filling Up the Summer
THE COLLEGE COMMENCEMENTS.
An Amateur Circus in Oakland.
The Mills College Musl
0 - '
The closing concert of the Conservatory
of Music at Mills College will be given on
Monday evening, , May 27, at 7:30 o'clock,
and commencement exercises ■will be held
on the 28th. .
: Commencement week at Stanford Uni
versity will begin on Friday next, with the
baseball game between the faculty and the
seniors. On Monday will be class-day,
Tuesday alumni day, and Wednesday
Oakland is to have a circus with amateni
talent on the Bth of June. The affair is in
charge of Oakland Lodge of Elks, who are
getting together a grand aggregation of
talented performers from members of the
Reliance and Acme Athletic clubs and
others who will take part as riders, ring
masters, clowns and acrobats.
Among the late arrivals at Skaegs Hot
Springs were the following:
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Hasten, Master Blanchard
Cronise, Henry Kenitzer, Miss Minnie Weiss,
Miss Lulu Simon, R. G. Home, J.P.Thomas,
Dr. J. Stow Ballard, Mr. and Mrs. John Sroufe,
Mrs. A. M. Tiffany, Miss Zelda Tiffany, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank E. Kelly, Miss M. Kelly, C. L. An.
gell, Mrs. G. Cipolloni, Mrs. J. R. Loosley, Mrs,
\j. Haggard, R. C. O'Connor, Mrs. H. S. Morris,
Mrs. B. Wood, Samuel Wood of Sacramento,
Mr. and Mrs. George Fritch, Mrs. I. M. Litch
tield and son, Edward Healey, E.W. Martinoff,
Captain F. Trask, John Has ton, B. L. Plummer,
Mr. and Mrs. V. K. Butler and Mr. and Mrs. L.
The Tavern of Castle Crags will open on
June 1, when a large number of people will
leave here for this mountain resort. Among
some of the guests will be :
W. Mayo Newhall and family. W. F. Herrin
and family, Mrs. C. W. Crocker, Miss Julia
Crocker, Miss Fanny Crocker, D. Ni Walter and
family, W. E. Davis and family. Mrs. Ira Pierce,
Miss Sophia Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey R
Winslow, Judge and Mrs. \V. C. Van Fleet, 11.
S. Foote, R. P. Whittell, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. A.
Miller, John Fowler, Mr. and Mrs. Ignatz Stein
hart, H. Schussler and family, Mr. ana Mrs. P.
K. Lilienthal and family, Mr. and Mrs. J M
Cunningham, Mrs. R. C. Woodworth, Miss
Helen Woodworth, Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Hellman
and family, F. W. Van Sicklen and family, Mrs.
William M. Gwin, Miss Mary Belle Gwiu, Miss
Cora Smedberg, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Talbot, Mrs.
G. M. Goewey, E. H. Kittridge. Mr. and Mrs.
HomerS. King, Mrs. R. W. Gorrill, James M.
Brown, Mrs. Elizabeth Bruce, Mrs. Pope, Mrs.
M. P. Morgan, Miss Ella Morgan, Miss Therese
Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Frank, Mr. and Mrs.
Isaac Upham, Arthur Brown, Rev. and Mrs. R.
C. Foute, E. G. Crane. Mrs. P. L. Barker, T. K.
Hite and W. F. Taylor of Portland and D. V.
Striker of Los Angeles.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Wilshire will be at
the Arcadia Hotel, Santa Monica, during
the month of June.
The officers and ladies of the Presidio
will give a hop to-morrow • evening in the
mess hall of the post.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jarboe will be at
Santa Cruz during the latter months of the
8. Konigstein and his family have left
for a prolonged stay in Europe.
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Himz and their
nephew, J. C. Berendsen, left for a tour of
Europe last week.
Mrs. S. Coleman of 915 Buchanan street
has gone to Paso Robles for a few weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. George E. Hall of Bing
hamton, N. V., who have been visiting va
rious parts of this State for the past three
months, left for the East last Tuesday.
Edgar J. Mayers left last Tuesday on his
bicycle for a trip to the Yosemite.
The engagement is announced of Miss
Essie Cahn and Sam Auirichtig. They
will receive next Sunday at 1224 Ellis
The annual outing of the Occidental
Kindergarten took place on Wednesday
last at the Children's Playground, Golden
Gate Park. Owing to sickness and to the
inclemency of the weather only 49 of the
100 little ones who attend the kindergarten
were enabled to participate and to enjoy
the hospitality of Mr. Murphy, manager o*f
the grounds, to whose kindness much of
the success of the affair is due.
Last Tuesday evening a party was held
at the residence of Mrs. W. Hildebrandt,
108 Trenton street, in honor of her
daughter Carrie's twentieth birthday.
There were over a hundred people present.
The rooms and hallways were beautifully
decorated with palms and ferns. The
evening was spent with dancing and vocal
and instrumental music, followed by an
A surprise party was given to Mollie
Skelly by Flora L. Muller and Kittie G.
Allen on Friday evening last at her resi
dence, 1313 Fell street. Among those
Mollie and Regina Skelly, Alice McGrath
Flora L. Muller, Kittle Allen, Zeta Rippon!
Mamie and Jennie Cronan, Alice Williams,
Agnes and Laura Wetmoxe, Doreatha Harboe,
Winnie Gilkerson, May Gibson, Jeasie Armager
Florence McCoy, Ethel Lacy, Arthur J Over
holser, Charlie McDonald, Charlie Mahonev
Willie Jacobs, Will Pitchford, Willie Hatteroth
Roscoe Westover, Bert Kilpatrick, Julius
Lange. Roy Whitney, Harry Rees, Frank Har
rington, Charlie Hall. Rob Williams and George
A surprise party was given to Miss Mag
gie O'Brien W her friends on Tuesday
evening, April 30, at her residence, 433
Clementina street. An excellent literary
and musical programme was carried out,
and dancing was kept up until a late hour.
Among those present were :
Mrs. O'Brien, Mre. Hines, Mrs. Buttermore,
Mrs. O'Connor, Miss M. O'Brien, Miss Emma
Norton, Miss Mamie Hines, Miss May O'Brien
Miss Nellie Fitzgerald, Miss Maggie J. O'Brien,
Miss Frances Walton, Miss Lucy Fitzgerald
Miss Georgian* O'Brien, Miss Kate Egan, Miss
Swibina Hines, James P. Gaffney, Thomas
O'Brien, Mr. Sheehan, Vincent Cullinan, G.
Miller, J. Harris, George Walton, Daniel
O'Brien, George Little, John O'Brien and J
Branch No. 2, C. L. A. 8., will give a
dramatic and social entertainment in Mis
sion Opera-hall on Tuesday evening May
28. The Western Addition Club has vol
unteered to play "The Rough Diamond "
Professor J. B. Francis and the Mondo
linata Club, Professor L. Merki leader
will give a concert and ball at the Mission
Turn Verein Hall, Eighteenth street, near
Valencia, next Tuesday evening.
The Verdis gave their monthly reception
and ball at Union-square Hall last Thurs
day evening. The grand march was led
by Frank J. Williams and Miss May Par
THE BIBLE IN JAPAN.
Dr. Draper Tells How the Christian
Faith Is Spreading in the Mikado's
At Grace Methodist Church the Rev. Dr
Draper, celebrated for his success as a mis
sionary among the Shinto devotees of
Japan, preached yesterday morning on the
nineteenth and twentieth verses of Mat
thew xxviii :
/?i,i he^ f ♦L e « and teach all nations, bap-
even unto the end of the world LS y *
■ •'Twenty-five T yeara ; ago," said . the
preacher, "no Japanese dared to openly
fakh j^ 13 , conversion :to the i Christian
laitn. To-day we have - eighty mission-
T*™™ th^ teld, and sixty of these are
iat££ «'• nly a f e ears a <?° a faithful
natlve : missionary, who was dying of con
sumption and ■■; was becoming unable rto
ESff rly a , ttend *° his duties be * eed hi
family for leave to come home to die, and
they returned word that they would receive
him il he renounced Christianity. He
scorned the condition, and, his physical
energy and voice being nearly gone, de
voted the remainder of his life to spreading
the gospel by means of his pen.
"Buddhism is the religion of the coun
try, and in the Shinto districts morality is
denned as loyalty to the Mikado. Ignor
ance and the worship of ancestors retard
greatly the work of the missionary. The
Japanese themselves tell of fisherfolk
along the coast who would have to consult
the provincial birth records to give a cor
rect answer as to their family name.
"A converted Buddhist gave me a small
wooden idol which he said had been wor
shiped in his family for 100 years and was
worth a considerable sum. flis conscience
wo .vl d not permit him to sell it, and he
♦ £ i * knew l wouldn't worship it. In
the late war between China and Japan the
Mikado gave a native convert permission
to distribute Bibles among the soldiers,
f™ l S not . at all ™usual to see the
ignorant vagabond who draws your iin
nkisha seated in it and reading some re
appear » de he waits f ° r y° u to
REDEDICATED THE CHURCH.
Bishop Goodsell Officiates at
Very Impressive Cere
The Enlarged Trinity Methodist
Episcopal Church Opened
Bishop Daniel A. Goodsell, resident
Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
on the Pacific Coast, dedicated the en
larged Trinity M. E. Church, corner of
Market and Sixteenth streets, yesterday
afternoon. He was assisted by Bishop
John M. Walden of Cincinnati, Ohio, who
is on his way to supervise the Asiatic mis
From a financial point of view alone it
was a pretty successful dedication. It has
cost $3500 to enlarge and properly fit up
the church, and at the services a little over
$1300 was subscribed in less than half an
Bishop GoodselFs sermon was more in
the nature of a good talk than a pulpit dis
course, and he was followed in much the
same fashion by Bishop Waiden. "It was
the hardest thing in the world," observed
Bishop Goodseil. "to get two Methodist
Bishops at one service,'' but he ascribed
that unusual occurrence to the fact that
Bishop Waiden was opportunely here on
his way to Asia.
The words of Nicodemus to Jesus in the
third chapter of St. John's gospel, "Master,
we know that thou art a teacher come
from God," furnished the theme of Bishop
GoodselPs talk. He dilated upon the char
acter of the church as a school of Jesus
Christ, with the Bible for its textbook, the
Holy Spirit for its teacher and good men
and women for its examples. He exhorted
the pastor and his church to constantly
hold up Christ in preaching and in practice
as the true ideal.
Bishop Waiden spoke of his love for the
Methodist church and his zeal for its ad-
vancement. "That church," said he, "had
been started as a great revival of Chris
tianity, and its work in the world wag
peculiarly of a reviving character."
Rev. A. C. Hirst of the Simpson Mem
orial Church, Rev. Thomas Filben of the
First Methodist Church and Dr. John D.
Hammond were present besides the two
Bishops and the pastor, Rev. William S.
Bovard. There will be revival services at
the church every night for the next two
This is not the first time Bishop Waiden
has visited San Francisco. He held the
California and other conferences on the
coast in 1887.
He has traveled extensively, having been
in almost every part of Europe and South
America. This time, however, he -fill
circle the globe. He will leave by the
steamer Australia Tuesday for Honolulu
to supervise the missions of Hawaii, and
thence he will go to Japan, Korea and
China on the same line of duty. Return
ing home he will go by way of India and
Egypt, incidentally visiting the missions
there, and if he has time he says he will
try to go through the Holy Land. He ex
pects to be eleven months abroad.
Like Bishop Goodseil, he was formerly a
newspaper man, having gathered news for
the old Cincinnati Commercial previous to
1858, at which time he entered the minis
try. From 18G8 until 1884, when he was
made a Bishop, he was connected with the
publishing department of the church.
There will be a reception to Bishops
Waiden and Goodseil at Grace Methodist
Episcopal Church, corner of Twenty-first
and Capp streets, this evening as a Bort of
farewell to Bishop Waiden.
The pulpit of the Simpson Memorial
Church was filled by Bishop Waiden yes
terday morning. He preached from "He
brews ii:10, drawing some practical lessons
from the leadership of Christ as "the cap
tain of our salvation."
Bacon Printing Company, SOS Clay street. "
Cream mixed candies, 25c lb, Townsend's.*
Palace sea baths, 715 Filbert street, now
open for summer swimming season. •
Wine-drixking people are healthy. M. <t. X,
wines, 5c a glass. Mohns & Kalte:ibaoh. 29 Mkt«
Flooe paints and brushes, sketching outfits,
etc., to t*ke on your vacation. Sanborn Vail
& Co. *
The oldest cathedral in England is prob
ably that of Winchester, ft is believed
that it was built in 177 by the newly con
verted British King Lucas, on the site of a
great pagan temple. The oldest portions
of the present edifice date back to the year
«/o0 A. J.).
Sfbixg cleaning, when the nerves and body hare
been strengthened by Hood's Sarsaparilla, will sud
denly lose Us terrors. Merit wins, and it has placed
Hood's Sarsaparilla on top as a blood purifier.
"Mrs. Wiiinlow's Soothing Syrup"
Has been nsed over fifty years by millions of moth
ers for their children while Teething with perfect
success. It soothes the child, aofteus the gums, al
lays Pain, cures Wind Colic, regulates the Bowels '
and Is the best remedy for Diarrhwas, whether
arising from teething or other causes. For sale by
Druggists in every Dart of the world. Be sure and
ask for Airs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup. 25c a
The Russian crown was made by an old
time Genoese court jeweler, named Pauzie.
It was first worn by Catherine the Great.
It is worth $6,000,000.
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The Pacific Gas Improvement Co. will Re.
dnce the Price of Gas to Consumers,
For Illuminating purposes t0..»l 75 per M en. ft.
For heating, cooking and all
manufacturing • purposes,
• where a separate meter is : 'x
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C O. G. SLILLnH, Secretary pro tern.