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SATURDAY JUNK 15, 1895
It is time to make ready for the next
Genuine benevolence does not wait for
The Mechanics' Fair will be the next
The San Jose boulevard is clamoring for
Age has its advantages, especially in
opening a jackpot.
The pedals cf the piano are neglected for
these of the wheel.
Market street hopes to wear an arch ex
pression on the Fourth.
The whisky trust died easily as soon as
it caught the right blow.
By and by old Venice will wake up and
hold a Santa Cruz carnival.
Some crooked contractors are angrily
calling it a Civic Meddleation.
All nature has taken on the broad smile
worn by the merry month of June.
The good people of Grass Valley feted
the Native Daughters and then footed the
Where enterprise and public spirit rule
there is not much danger of political
People who buy forged lottery tickets are
spending their money for the shadow of a
Leave orders to-day for the Sunday Call
and make sure of good reading for your
The San Jose Board of Trade shows its
wisdom by enlisting the services of the
ladies in enlarging its membership.
We must help Boston celebrate the an
niversary of the battle of Bunker Hill, and
give the day a continental send-off.
The Southern Pacific, with its reduced
rates to the City for the National holiday,
has set a good example of enterprise.
Steamship companies which trifle with
life and newspapers which publish lottery
advertisements can both be regulated by
Now that members of the American
League of Wheelmen get reduced rates at
hotels the glory of the drummer is de
The Fresno girl who tried to use her
revolver on a burglar is lissome, sweet and
beautiful, but her performance did not
make a hit.
It is interesting to observe how many
discoveries of natural wealth are being
made just as the people are rousine them
selves to renewed activity.
Until we make laws compelling steam
ship companies to have some regard for
human life we cannot expect humane con
siderations to outweigh cupidity.
San Francisco has no right to invite
people from all over the State to see the
grand Fourth celebration unless the sub
scriptions to the display are generous.
Dr. Levingston has taken a heavy bur
den from many a heart by explaining that
in calling the Morgue loungers lollera he
did not mean lallas, but those who 1011.
It appears, from the statement of Chief
Crowley, that most or the lottery tickets
cold about town are forgerie?, but judged
by results they are no worse than the real
There is no doubt now that the storm
which came after the sinking of the Colima
was greater than that which swamped her,
but it is not exactly of the kind contem
plated by the inspectors of hulls and boilers.
When the theorists get through theoriz
ing on abstruse principles of finance, Re
publican statesmen will bring the issue
down to the solid basis of existing condi
tions and settle it as a plain business prop
Any who refuse to subscribe to the
Fourth of July fund on the ground that it
would be a waste of money can prove that
they are willing to give money for a useful
purpose by providing for the necessities of
Just as Maryeville announces that it is
going to have the grandest Fourth of July
celebration that it has had in years Men
docino County steps forward with the
news that it has discovered the richest
body of quicksilver in the West.
To enable orchardists to get white labor
end to assist unemployed white persons in
rinding work, the Woodland Mail has
opened a labor bureau for the fruit season,
and is thus doing effective service to keep
Mongolians out of that section.
The lone Valley Echo has changed
hands, and is now under the management
of J. E. Barnes and J. E. Farnsworth, who
announce they will make the paper strictly
independent and devoted to the advance
ment of lone Valley and Aniador County.
If the Washington correspondent of the
Baltimore Sun is correct in saying '^the
overwhelming sentiment of the Democracy
that forced th« nomination of Mr. Cleve
land in 1892, in spite of the politicians, is
still the directing force in the party organ
ization," it is time for the gifted editor of
the New York Sun to take stock oi himself
and find out what his directing sentiments
The Pctaliimian, or Folly Larkin's "Weekly
Newspaper, is a new venture which has
just been started under the editorship of
Reua Shattuck to interest and instruct the
people of the southern end of Sonoma. As
the paper is to rely support largely
upon women the editor announces that it
will make a specialty of advertising bar
pains, and, while that may not be the
highest aim of journalism, it is certainly
the business end of it, and is bound to pay
TIME FOR SERMONS
In commenting upon the sale of lottery
tickets in this City and the difficulty of sup
pressing the nefarious trade, Chief Crowley
said to an interviewer on Thursday :
"Just let me say here that if ail papers
took the same position as the Call in re
gard to lotteries we would have very little
trouble in putting an end to the sale of
tickets. It is not the working classes alto
gether that we have to contend against.
bttt it is a well-known fact that people of
means make it a habit to encourage the
sale of these tickets by purchasing them
These words coming from a man of Chief
Crowley'a experience and eminence in
police service should arrest the attention
of every man interested in the welfare of
the City. They bear conclusive evidence
that the lottery evil is not a creature of the
slums, nor does it have its habitation only
among the vile. It defies the law in the
guise of respectability. It walks about
among well-to-do citizens and claims the
service of great newspapers. Under these
circumstances the police must have the
support of an enlightened public opinion
and the aid of n law-abiding peopie to over
come the evil, and the issue therefore is one
that calls for sermons, appeals and a gen
eral agitation in the interests of morality
The Cam, will not have to make this bat
tle alone. Many of the pastors of the City
have already given their co-operation. Last
April we had the satisfaction of publishing
strong and earnest words from many of
them on this subject. Those who spoke
then were: Revs. W. I). Williams, Ply
mouth Church ; George E. Walk, Trinity;
Dr. Dille, Central Methodist; M. J. Fur
geson. Christian; W. H. Moreland, St.
Luke's; Robert Mackenzie, First Presby
terian; John Hemphill, Calvary; W. E.
Goodwin, California-street Methodist;
Jacob Voorsanger. Temple Emanu-El; A.
M. Kussell, Hamilton-square Baptist; Dr.
C. 0. Brown, First Congregational; A. C.
Hirst, Simpson Memorial ; J. A. Schroeder,
St. Johannes; J. 0. Wahlberg, Swedish
Methodist; Herrman Cordes, Emanuel;
Paul Branke", St. Paul Lutheran ; W. C.
Pond, Bethany ; Joseph Worcester, New
Jerusalem ; L. W. Sprague, Second Unitar
ian; Frederick Cordes, Salem Evangelical;
J. Q. Mangold, St. John's Lutheran ; J. A.
Emery, St. Peter's ; W. W. Bolton, Et. Mary
the Virgin ; P. R. Lynch, St. James ; Wil
liam Schuldt, German Methodist, and Eli
McClish, Grace Methodist.
This is a notable list of earnest workers,
and, with- the assistance of their fe'low-
pastors, they will be able to do much in
forming a higher public sentiment in re
gard to lotteries. We are, of course, aware
that the duties of a pastor are manifold
and that they cannot give their attention
exclusively to one object; nevertheless we
doubt not that many of them will be found
able to take up in their sermons to-morrow
the report of the Grand Jury and, in the
light of Chief Crowley's testimony, empha
size the need of a widespread condemna
tion of every form of the lottery evil and
of those who encourage it.
As for our contemporaries who publish
lottery notices, we can only urge them to
give heed to Chief Crowley's words, that
"if ill papers took the same position as the
Call in regard to lotteries we would have
very little trouble in putting an end to the
sale of tickets." This being so, we appeal
to the papers of this City to join with us
in this contest for honesty against swind
ling, morality against vice and law against
crime. Surely none of our contemporaries
can have any innate desire to violate just
iaws and assist in the perpetration of crime
and fraud. True it is they will lose money
if they renounce the lottery and its works
as the Call has done, but they ought to
be sufficiently independent to spurn such
hire as that. If a paper were on the verge
of bankruptcy and without subscribers
or, legitimate advertising, it might plead
the law of self-preservation as an excuse
for accepting such advertising as the lot
tery gives. Our contemporaries, however,
are not in that position. Most of them are
well to do, and we have reason to hope,
therefore, that when rightly urged they
will cease to serve swindling games for
any hire, and stand forth as champions of
the law of the land and the welfare of the
THE STATE FAIR
The prospectus which has just been
issued of the forty-second annual fair of
the State Agricultural Society gives abund
ant promise of a more than ordinarily suc
cessful exposition. Over $20,000 has
been set apart for premiums. The list in
cludes awards for successful exhibitors in
every form of industry, and in addition
thereto the society offers a gold medal to
the most meritorious exhibit in each de-
partment, while for the most attractive
and artistically designed display in the
pavilion there is offered a special gold
The prizes offered, however, are but a
small part of the inducements offered to
exhibitors. The greatest benefits will be
derived from the exhibition itself, and the
knowledge thereby given to the public of
the products which the exhibitor has for
sale. The advantages of this kind afforded
by the State Fair can hardly be over
rated. The buildings are sufficiently spa
cious to allow exhibitors ample room for a
good display, and the railroads will give
free transportation for exhibits, as well as
reduced passenger rates for visitors. As a
result the number of exhibits in each de
partment will be sufficient to attract at
tention and comparison, and the number
of persons who will inspect them will in
clude many whose good opinion will make
a considerable and valuable market for
any article that wins their approval and
The society has acted wisely in making
special efforts for the fair this year. The
conditions of the time and the prospects
ahead not only justify such efforts but re
quire them. Any California organization
that does not have energy enough to move
forward this year will fall behind its oppor
tunities. The revival of the normal activ
ity of trade and industry, which has been
common all over the country, has in Cali
fornia been accompanied by an awakened
spirit of enterprise w,hich, not content with
former good, is pressing forward every
where to new enterprises and new accom
This spirit which everywhere manifests
itself in undertakings of all kinds from
railroad construction to festivals, and
which in every county is evident in some
form of local development, will find at the
State Fair an opportunity for a grand
State display. It cannot be questioned chat
the progressive element of the people will
take full advantage of the opportunity and
make the most of it. The special efforts
made by the Agricultural Society, there
fore, are in a certain sense a response to
public demand, for the society must pre
pare for greater things than usual, in order
to meet the requirements of the occasion.
It goes without saying that the whole
State, and Ban Francisco, in particular,
should cooperate in making the fair a
comprehensive display of the resources
and industries of the State. It ought to
represent the revival of State pride as well
as of State industry. It should manifest
every aspect ol the new conditions that
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1895.
surround us, and give evidence to every
visitor, not only of the prosperity of the
State, but of the abounding energy and
local patriotism that are now striving to
advance California in every department of
labor and in every section of the State.
TO REGULATE CUPIDITY.
The Colima disaster has brought into
conspicuous notice the extreme laxity with
which the shipping industry of the Pacific
Coast especially is conducted. This refers
particularly to coastwise and trans-Pacific
steam lines, owned by American com
panies. English clipper ships are handled
under that broader humane spirit which
Plirusoll introduced to the English service.
It is notorious that the American steam
ship companies operating on this coast
constantly violate every sense of reason
able security. Instead of loading then: own
vessels they employ stevedore companies
for that service, and there is a very general
impression that the steamship companies
pay little attention to the manner in which
the cargo is stowed. Cupidity is the sole
principle which governs them. It mani
fests itself in employing the most econom
ical form of loading, in crowding the ves
seis beyond their capacity, and generally
in making them topheavy with deckloads.
In former years, considering the fact that
in coastwise traffic the sea is often heavy
and always abeam, a sufficient allowance
of coal was made to enable the ships to
take a zigzag course across seas in rough
weather, thus making the passage much
safer and more comfortable; but in recent
years this allowance has been so reduced
that the vessels have to pursue a straight
course under all circumstances, except in
case of extreme peril.
No person has made a trip on one of these
steamship lines without being forced to
realize that the safety of the passengers is
always a secondary consideration. One
reason for this is that the receipts from
passenger trallic are light in comparison
with the revenue from freight, but the
more important reason is that the law
makes the companies liable for loss of
cargo under certain circumstances, while
it is dumb concerning liability for loss of
life. This is an outrage upon civilization.
The theory upon which this extraor
dinary condition of things is based is that
the officers and crew have their own lives
at slake, and that in protecting them they
guard the lives of the passengers. Yet
railroad companies are in precisely the
same position, and the law holds them
strictly accountable for loss of life under
carelessness or mismanagement. It is a
matter of common knowledge that persons
engaged in hazardous pursuits become
careless and take chances with their own
lives which they must not be permitted to
take with lives entrusted to their care.
Onr steamship companies having
shown themselves indifferent to hu
man life and safety, and having
been in constant pursuit of a policy
which encourages foolhardiness on- the
part of their sailing officers, nothing is more
urgently needed than laws which will
bring them under the operation of humane
principles; and as navigation on this coast
is peculiarly hazardous, and has been at
tended with so many appalling disasters, it
is strictly in order for California's repre
sentatives in Congress to urge the passage
of such laws.
A GREAT VICTORY
In declaring the whieky trust to be an
illegal and baneful institution, and in or
dering therefore that its charter be re
voked, the Supreme Court of Illinois has
destroyed one of the most corrupt institu
tions to which tins country has ever given
birth. The organization of the trust was
on the basis of leasing all the leading dis
tilleries and operating them under one
management. The profits which it has
secured under this arrangement Tiave been
enormous, but this is a matter of small im
portance compared with the debauching of
courts and legislative bodies to which it
has resorted in the maintenance of the
When the attack was first made upon
the trust it sought to evade the issues
raised against it by reorganizing on a dif
ferent plan, of which a comprehensive cor
poration was the central idea. Even this
ruse did not suffice to blind the Supreme
Court to its real intention, and it has been
destroyed on the broad ground that it was
conducted in restraint of trade. There
being no ground upon which it can appeal
to the Supreme Court of the United States
it is dead beyond all hope-
01 course this decision is made by the
Supreme Court of only one State, but that
is sufficient to destroy this malignant in
stitution. As Illinois is the home of other
gigantic trusts, including the Pullman
Palace-car Company, this decision breaks
ground for others that will affect interests
as great as those represented by the
whisky trust, and will have a further
value as serving as a precedent for other
All those who had become disheartened
at the seeming invincible power of trusts
and corporations may now take courage
and cherish a hope for better days. It is
impossible that the principle represented
by trusts can thrive forever in this coun
try, and the sooner the issue is fought out
in the State courts the better.
THE MEMPHIS CONVENTION.
If the Silver Convention in Memphis had
be«n composed wholly of Democrats from
the Southern States it would have had an
easily understood significance, for it would
have shown something of the force which
the silver men will exert in the next Na
tional Democratic Convention. Being
composed, however, of Republicans, Dem
ocrats and Populists, coming from States
as widely separated as South Carolina and
California, it will have little or no signifi
cance to practical politicians. No one will
suppose that these diverse elements can be
brought to act together at the polls. The
conventiop, therefore, represented nothing
but a vague sentiment and will have little
or no effect upon the course the different
parties will adopt when their leaders as
semble from all parts of the Union in a
The only practical result possible from
such an assembly as that at Memphis
would be the organization of a distinct
silver party, drawing its leaders and its
members from all the old parties indis
criminately. Even in this case, however,
the result would hardly be more than a
flash in the pan. It has been proven over
and over again that a great National party
cannot be formed in this country on a sin
gle issue. It was not possible to form such
a party even upon so great an issue as that
of opposition to the extension of slavery,
and it would be utterly futile to attempt it
on the currency question. The contest on
this issue, as on all others, will be fought
out between Republicans and Democrats,
and no convention will be of any practical
importance that does not aim. at building
up a popular sentiment strong enough to
control one or the other of these organiza-
The utmost that can be expected ol the
proceedings of the convention will be the
education of the people upon the merits of
the bimetallic system of money, and even
this will not be effected to any great ex
tent. The tone of the various addresses
bore too close a resemblance to that of
stump speeches to affect the popular mind
at this distance from the real campaign.
It will also be noted that no man truly
representative of Republican leadership
was present at the convention. This fact
will prevent it from havine any deter
mining influence upon the minds of those
who. wish to hear all sides before arriving
at any fixed conviction upon the subject.
It seems as certain as anything in the
indefinite future can be, that the nations
of the earth will eventually return to
the free anr' unrestricted use of silver as
well as gold for money. The steps by
which they are to reach that desired goal
must be left to practical statesmen to de
termine. In the United States that states
manship can be found at the present time
only in the Republican party. We do not
deny that there are many experienced
.statesmen and able leaders among the
Democrats, but they cannot agree with
oqe another. They cannot formulate a
policy which they will support aa an
organization. They cannot govern. To the
Republican party alone can the people
look for the right solution of the problems
that confront them, and any talk there
fore of inducing Republican bimetallists
te leave that party for an ephemeral silver
party presupposes the existence of a fac
tious spirit which has found no place
among loyal Republicans in the past, and
is not likely to be found there in '96.
THE SUNDAY CALL.
The Sunday Call of to-morrow will, as
usual, bring to its readers a literary treat,
containing a wide variety of articles, with
something to suit every taste and age.
Among the special features worthy of
particular note will be a story of "How a
British Midshipman's Peril Was Averted
by a Malay Princess." It is written by
Dan O'Connell and is marked by verve,
vigor and exciting interest from the first
line to the last.
The series of "Idyls of the Fields" is
continued in another of tbose studies
of outdoor life that have proved so
delightful and instructive. Captain King's
story of Fort Frayne is concluded. The
news feature of the paper will cover all
events of the day in every part of the
world, and there will be a wide variety of
miscellaneous matter, including fashions,
art, science, history, philosophy, travel
and literature. The Sunday Cam. can be
had from all newsdealers, but to make
sure of getting it, it will be well to order it
AROUND THE CORRIDORS.
Alfred Dampier, Australian playwright and
actor, arrived in San Francisco from Chicago
two days ago. Mr. Dampier is practically just
from England, though he made short stops in
New York, Chicago and St. Louis. Twelve
years ago this famous actor, who by the way is
rated one of the best Of to-day, appeared in
San Francisco, his reception amounting prac
tically to an ovation. In the cast with him
were John McCullough, Thomas Keone, Harry
Edwards and other old-time favorites.
Mr. Dampier has a particular fondness for
tragedy, although he is equally at home in
comedy and character roles. In this respect
he compares favorably with England's greatest
actor, Henry Irving. Far-off Australia is his
home now, though he has an unconquerable
longing for the parent country.
"When I am In Australia," he said, "my
whole soul goes out to England, and when I
am in London I long for the sights of Sydney."
Four times Has this celebrated thespian cir
cled the globe, visiting in his travels most of the
countries of Asia, Africa and the Continent. It
is highly probable that he will fill a short en
eagement in Ban Francisco. He is accompa
nied by his wife, known to the world as Miss
Katherine Russell, also his daughter, Rose
Dampier, and his youngest son, Fred.
George 3. Josslyn and wife of Fredonia, N. Y.
are resting in California. Mr. Josselyn con
ducts one of the largest nurseries of New York,
and his business operations in the distribution
of flower seeds, plants and ornamental shrub
bery extend throughout the United States.
Mr. and Mrs. Josselyn are the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. John H. Boalt. Mr. Josselyn Is Mrs.
Under the gentle Influences of Congressman
elect Samuel 6. Hilborn of the Third Congres
sional District of California, George W. Smith
of Murphysboro, 111., member of Congress from
the Twentieth Illinois District, is recording his
impressions of San Francisco. Mr. Smith has
served three terms iv Congress. He is a lawyer
by profession and in public lite a stanch Re
B. C. Holly of Vallejo is at the Grand.
Caleb Dorsey, a stockraiser of Oakdale, Is In
E. R. Hutchins, a fruit merchant of Chicago,
is at the Palace.
A. F. Abbott, a Yuba County fruit-grower, is
at the Lick House.
Judge George E. Williams of Grand Island is
at the Lick House.
Judge J. B. Campbell of Fresno registered at
the Grand Hotel last evening.
W. H. Standley, United States navy, registered
at the Russ House yesterday.
W. F. Knox, lumber merchant of Sacramento ,
is staying at the Grand Hotel.
E. A. W aland, banker of Fresno, is at the Lick
House, accompanied by his wife.
Alfred Blohm and Th. Diederich of Caracas
registered at the Palace yesterday.
\V. J. Scrutton, who is closely identified with
mining developments at Angels, ia at the
A. W. Butts and E. S. de Gnlyer, prominent
mining men of Utah, are guests at the Occi
Owen Wister of Philadelphia, the well-known
writer and magazine contributor, is a guest at
the Palace Hotel.
A. Markham, lumber dealer and railroad
man of Santa Rosa, came to town yesterday
and put up at the Lick.
N. Brewater, a wool-buyer of Norwich, Conn.,
is sojourning at the Grand Hotel, He makes an
annual trip to California.
J. M. Duke, Miss Duke and J. M. Duke Jr. of
San Salvador are registered at the Palace. Mr.
Duke Sr. is a prominent coffee-grower.
Volney Ashford of Honolulu registered at the
Occidental yesterday. He recently passed
some of the days of his exile at Paso Robles.
PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT.
Liszt was driven to the piano every day. For
over fifteen years his daily practice covered ten
to twelve hours.
1 Prince Dimitri Khilhow, a rich Russian no
bleman, has followed Tolstoi's advice ana.
divided his estates among his peasants, reserv
ing only seven acres to himself, which he culti
vates to support his family. He devotes his
spare time to teaching the peasants.
Now it appears! that the Duke of Hamilton's
death on his yacht at Algiers was not due to
inflammation of the lungs, as stated, but to a
pistol-shot self-inflicted in a moment of Intense
physical agony, caused by gout, coupled with
mental depression, resultiner from the effects of
the Banting system carried to excess.
The late Sultan of Johore was personally a
grade above the usual oriental potentate. In
complexion he resembled a Spaniard more
than a Hindoo, and he had a clean-cut, kindly
features. In official attire he wore diamonds
worth $10,000,000, but ordinarily he affected
simple English dress. He spoke French and
German and English estremely well,
Lavoisier, the chemist, is to have a statue in
Paris, the Institute of France having started an
international subscription for the purpose. It
was a hundred years ago last year that the Re
volutionary Tribunal sent him to the scaffold,
refusing his request for a delay until he had
completed his experiments, Foiiquier Tinville
then declared that the public had no need of
Labouehere of London Truth cays: "The faot
that a knight and a baronet are both 'Sir' is
often a serious trouble to me in addressing
letters to them, for I can never remember
which the man is. I now invariably solve the
difficulty by putting 'Bart.' at the end of the
name of any 'Sir.' A knight, I think, regards
this as a compliment, for the implication is
that, if a man is not a baronet, he ought to be."
Dr. Nellie V. Mark amazed the alumna of a
Maryland seminary by applying to the new
woman movement the story of a gentleman
who, entering a depot, met an expressman
coming out with a dog under his arm. The
gentleman asked, "Where is that dog going?"'
The expressman savagely replied, "You don't
know where he's going: he don't know where
he's going; I don't know where he's going;
nobody know^ Where's going— he's ate his tag!"
And so it is with women." Dr. Mark went on :
"They seem to have eaten their tag, and found
it a very comfortable bite."
SPIRIT OF THE PRESS.
Good men in office is the prime necessity of
the modern State and the modern city.—Port
When we think of the possibilities of this
great country, we wonder when the Silurians
will get out of the way of progressive men.—
The establishment of manufactories, re
tarded by the general dullness, should be en
couraged, because the employment of labor is
the surest basis of prosperity.— Seattle Post-In
Combination is the spirit of the age, not
necessarily for the purpose of raising prices
(for that is not the history of legitimate com
binations) but for mutual protection of identi
cal interests.— Astorian.
The small fry who are daily attacking Coin's
books remind one of a lot of common buzzards
tickling the tail of an elephant. Like the hawk
when pursued by a swallow, Coin keeps on tne
even tenor of his way regardless of the nibbling
attacks made upon him. — Salem (Or.) Post.
It has been a well-known fact for some time
that no self-respecting, independent Democrat
of even ordinary prominence could expect a
place in President Cleveland's Cabinet, as the
principal qualification for selection and reten
tion has not been ability, but submission. — San
Let the wage-earners arouse themselves and
outdo all the other classess iv the community
in patriotism. Let them claim the Fourth as
their holiday, and let the American people
once more stand by American principles and
there will be fewer paupers and less hard times
in these United States.— Los Angeles Express.
Not only the miners of California but all
the people are outraged by the rerusal of the
Commissioner of the General Land Office to
hear the evidence which the Miners! Associ
ation can produce that 25,000 acres of land to
be listed to the Central Pacific is mineral land,
and therefore is exempt from listing to the
railroad.— Colusa Gazette.
The free-trade organs and Cobden Club con
verts may continue to hug the delusion fondly
to their hearts that the silver question will be
the only issue in the next Presidential cam
paign, but we are strongly of the opinion that
protection to American industries and Ameri
can workmen will stand side ky side with the
money question.— Red Bluff Sentinel.
Time was when the truth about California
climate and California productions was re
ceived with a sniff and a shrug, but now every
thing that is told is listened to with respectful
attention. Most people have seen something
f California fruits and flowers themselves, or
have heard the reports of friends who have
seen them, and, like the Queen of Sheba, they
find that, instead of exaggeration, the half had
not been told them. — Sau Jose Herald.
The Grand Jury of San Francisco has recom
mended that aged officers on the police force,
be retired, and that younger blood be substi
tuted. The number of undetected crimes thfit
have been committed of late is ample suggen
tion that some innovation should be made. If
the Bay City would secure the services of a
squad of cow-county officers, we predict that
they would discount the best efforts that have
been made by the City officers for the last de
cade.—San Luis Obispo Breeze.
SUPPOSED TO BE HUMOROUS.
Clara— What's the matter, dear?
Dora— it's too much to bear. Mr. Faintheart
hasn't proposed yet.
Clara— But you told me you wouldn't marry
' Dora — Of course I wouldn't. But, after all
the time I have wasted on him, I think he
might at least give me a chance to refuse
him.— New York Weekly.
Tom— Mamma, when Willio has the tooth
ache you always take him to the dentist's to
have his tooth filled, eh?
Mother— Certainly,, child.
Tom'— l've got a pain in my stomach. Hadn't
we better go to the pastry cook's?— Tld Bits.
"De man dat hab de mos' advice ter gib
away," said Uncle Eben, ''doan' ginerally look
laik he had done hisse'f much good wid it."—
Little Ned— Don't take away the light.
Mamma— l want you to learn to sleep with
Little Ned— Must I sleep in the dark?
Mamma — Yes.
Little Ned— Well, then, wait a minute. 1
guess I'll get up and say my prayers a little
more carefully.— Pittsburg Bulletin.
Mr. Busyman— l have been summoned for
jury duty; how can I get off?
. Lawyer— Oh, just let them see that you know
how much two and two make, and they'll ex
cuse you in a jiffy.— Brooklyn Eagle.
"Did you ever hear of those priests in India,"
said Ragged Reginald, the tramp, "that stick
needles through their cheeks an' burn their
skin jes' for lun?"
"That ain't nothing," replied Cadging Clar
ence, "I know a man that tuck a bath every
day 'cause he said he liked it."— Detroit Tri
The soothsayer looked yet again.
"You have much before you to contend with,"
she whispered, solemnly.
"I was fearful of It."
With a dry sob the girl who was sensitive
about her Roman nose rose and hurriedly left
the tent.— Detroit Tribune.
Uncle Josh (as the waiter brings the finger
bowl)— l'm onter yer city ourves, but where
did ye put the goldnsh?— Harper's Bazar.
She, from a book— A woman's brain declines
in weight after she Is 30.
He— How do they know ? I thought a woman
never got to be 30.— Detroit Free Press.
Pukk blood and good health go hand in hand.
Take Hood's Sarsaparilla for the former and the
latter la ensured. The weakened system needs a"
building-up medicine like Hood's.
all lovers of the delicacies of the table use Dr.
Slegert's Angostura Bitters to secure ft good
I Neglect your hair and you lose it. Parjckb's
Haib Balsam renews the growth and color. •.
-2liat££&c9B£s 4 iliu best cure tor cataa, 16 cv.
COMMENTS OF THE PRESS
Kind Words of Appreciation
From Interior Jour
CRITICISM OF THE NEW " CALL."
Its Course Meets With General
Approval on the Part of the
A NEW JOURNALISTIC ERA.
M. D. Horuck in t7ie Spirit of the Time*.
A new era has dawned upon the press of San
Francisco. A new era for good, and we are re
sponsible for it. Yes! We. It is ours by the
right of discovery. It is only within the last
three months there has been any of the decen
cies or amenities of life exhibited, so far as the
newspapers are concerned, oue toward the
other. The name of one editor was unknown
to the other, so far as publication'in the re-
spective sheets went, and the name of the pa
per was referred to by innuendo. Gross person
alities were indulged, and each was clutching
at the other's throat. About that time we came
upon the field of action, and delivered r Ibc
ture, not against the press of San Francisco,
but in its Interest We showed them the folly
of their ways, and they recognized the Justice
of our remarks by chaugins their course and
adopting our suggestions.
Among other things in that lecture we said:
"Now I will tell San Francisco as a munici
pality, and California as a State, and her citi
zens as business men, what, in my judgment,
they need, and that is an honest, conscien
tious, truthful and independent press. They
want s newspaper that wil^ be fearless enough
to represent San Francisco, without the inter
change of barter. They need a newspaper not
dependent upon blackmailing propensities or
its advertising patronage for success. They need
a newspaper which, when its advertising col
umns are used for announcement of trade,
commerce and general business purposes carry
no editorial comment with their publication.
They need a newspaper that will expose wrong
doing in all planes; even if those who are
its advertising patronage suffer under the
castigation of those controlling it. They
need a newspaper that will treat all patrons
alike, 'nothing -extenuating or setting down
augnt in malice.' And that will not invade
the sanctity of private life. They need a
newspaper that in order to sell a few more
of its issues will not soak its columns in lye.
It needs a paper that will protect its interests
and the good name and fame of the people
most deeply interested in such a journal. It
needs a newspaper that will not malign and
slander women, or attack, libel and insult
men that its conductors cannot use for their
own criminal purposes. It needs a newspaper
that will not give the sickening details of an
abortion for breakfast, a horrible murder for
lunch and a vile seduction for dinner. It
needs a newspaper that will not, by implica
tion, even, endeavor to make it appear that all
our young girls are incipiently bad and all our
young men full-fledged roues. It needs a
newspaper that will not try to make it appear
that the community is a band of metropolitan
thieves and scoundrels and unfit for the so
ciety of man or beast. It needs a newspaper
that can sustain itself on its circulation until
its steadfastness of purpose in the right direc
tion will bring it the richest and fullest sup
"This is what is needed, and what particularly
San Francisco needs, and money expended in
that direction would return to Its people a
hundred fold. There are those who talk about
people being priest-ridden and all that sort of
thing, but the people of San Francisco are being
ground into the very dust to-day under the
trampling hoofs of a rough-shod daily press,
and yet In the face of it the sufferers under
such a brutal regime continue to suffer, al
though the avenue of escape is just as plain
and clear before them as the noonday sun.
Fear restrains them."
That very character of newspaper is here to
day in all its vigor and manhodd, and is rep
resented in tne Daily Morning Call, of which
Charles M Shortridge is editor and proprietor.
He, too, more than any other man connected
with the daily press of San Francisco, has done
everything to assist in bringing about the
amenities between the newspapers as above
referred to. We claim that the "press, as it
was, as it is, as it should be," is the Moses that
has led them all into the light of day.
A GENEROUS CRITIC.
In another column of this issue we publish
an editorial taken from a recent Issue of the
Cam- entitled "Aligning the Guard," which we
earnestly recommend to the careful and Intel
ligent perusal of every guardsman throughout
the State. It has been rare in the past for the
Guard to receive anything like fßir treatment
at the hands of our metropolitan dailies, but
the Call, under its new and enlightened man
agement, has been willing to give credit wher
ever due, and this has been bo broaaly inter
preted as to include even the National Guard,
Which has been considered outside the pale of
tolerance hitherto. This fact should prove pe
culiarly gratifying to the National Guard, and
we bespeak for the Call an increased circula
tion among guardsmen who are capable of
appreciating the inestimable value of the
Call's advocacy of their cause*. Were the pol
icy of the Call more generally followed no
harm, but much good, would result, and -we
think that both patriotism and good common
business sense will bear out our contention
Anyway, it would do no harm to test its truth'
The Guard, however, will, under the new re
gime, speedily equip and perfect Itself bo as* to
place itself on a par with the national tuards
of other States, and by so doing win encomi
urns from the citizens of this commonwealth
andmavbea fair share of praise ffom those
who hitherto have had nothing but carmno
criticisms to bestow. " p 8
CHANGED AN OLD ORDER.
Alain r da Argut.
The success of the San Francisco Call under
its new management is puzzling the journalists
of San Francisco. Those who greeted Farmer
Bhortrldge with an incredulous grin are now
nonplused. The CalMs honor-brfgnl bre «7
frank and smells of hay, as Arthur McEwen
says People had become tired of the fighting
slandering, back-biting and ridiculing of th«
San Francisco journals. The papers had neither
seriousness, local pride, fairness nor decency
One would not favor^any thing that the otw
happened to favor 'flm. All would use d£
grams in a «tory rather than mention a man in
connection with his business, fearing thlt it
would give him a free puff. All can-lid thl
idea that California began and en£d In San
Francisco. Nothing could happen or be dis
Shortridge has done a great deal of good if h*
has changed the old order of things "
IN A MARKED DEGEEK.
Santa Ortiz Surf. ■ ■
The cordiality of the Call toward the carni
val and toward | Santa Cruz, mani ted re
cently in such a marKed degree « cannot fail to
promote the advancement of the city and react
advantageously to the Call y
SaSa'c^n? el »°^ y> "^ hiCh the CALL beholds in
lor C I vu 2 ' and wWch-is recognized by the
Suit of S 86 * aS C real Sa^ Cruz, is the
result of efforts-almost superhuman some
tlT^f thC Part ° those who have responded
to the allurements of nature and wrought loy
weu as go^ We " are thr Ugh €Vil repJt
bo^colt^ o^ WiU abide kiter t ll6 bickerers and
boycotts have passed into that land of ob
aJ£? . v" 6 there are *no doll »" »nd no ,
ofSh^S^ eman - may eDJOy the frUltS
KIND WORDS FROM OREGON.
n - A*turia (Or.) Budget.
m People in the Northwest who knew Charles
L«. Saoitridse at Salem, Or v yews ago i are
very glad to note his brilliant success as editor
of the San Francisco Call. He hRs the com
mand of unlimited capital and is accomplish
ing great good by thoroughly writing up the
great resources of the whole Pacific Coast.
Mr. Shortridge is bound to succeed, for he be-
longs to an energetic family, among whom is
his sister, Mrs. C. M. Foltz, who has not only
raised her children well, bnt also climbed to
eminence as the leading lady lawyer of the
APPRECIATES ITS WOKTH.
Arthur McEwen's effort to dissatisfy Edi to*
Shortridge with the interior press and the in
terior press with the editor of the Call will be
fruitless. T'.ie editor of the Call knows the
worth of an interior press. "He had been
there."— Colusa Sun.
It might also be mentioned incidentally that
the interior press knows the worth of the
Calx, which is the most representative news
paper that California has had in many a year.
RESPECT ANT) FRIENDSHIP.
The San Francisco Call, under the wise . ana
liberal management of Charles M. Shortridge,
is gaining the respect and friendship of the
interior 'press throughout the State, which no
other San Francisco paper ever enjoyed.
Editor Shortridge recognizes the power of the
country press, and thereby has greatly in
creased the power and influence of the Call in
its efforts to build up the best interests of our
I>ON'K A GOOD SKKVICE.
Grass Valley Union.
The San Francisco Call has done Grass
Valley a big service in devoting a half page to
writing up our city, its surroundings and re
source?. The article, which was written by Mr,
Frank Francis, contains information which
cannot fail to open the eyes of the outside
world, and perhaps may be the means of on*
couraging capitalists to give this district atten*
The last Sunday Call had a little article;
concerning an heroic deed of Lieutenant*
Colonel James Powell in the Sioux war of 1867,
near Fort Kearney, which has called up
reminiscences in Tulare. T. J. O'antwell and
A. W. Fetting were there and took part in those
events which were overshadowed in the publio
mind by greater events recently closed.
IN THE FRONT RANK.
Coiu-ta n> iuid.
The San Francisco Call in the hands of Mr,
Shortridge has taken the front rank in metro*
politan journalism. The able newspaper rnnn
is in close touch with the whole State. Selfish
ness has no place in his make-up, and he doos
not take all as grist that comes to his mill*
The people should stand by him.
SPARES NO EXPENSE.
San Franelico Pout.
The Call is making a splendid showing with
its California news. It may be stated that &
dispatch from Lob Angeles co«ts nearly as
much as one of the same length from Ne^r
York ; but our Clay-street neighbor does not
seem to care for expense.
ENTITLED TO CONSIDERATION.
Mary will* Appeal.
The Call of yesterday paid Marysville the
marked compliment of an excellent descriptive
and illustrated write-up. The j ai/er is ongasreii
in pushing forward the towns of the State and
is entitled to consideration therefor.
A PAPER TO BE PROI'D OF.
Grain Valley Tidinfi*.
Under its present management the Call is
certainly a paper of ■which the entire State
should be proud. It leads the metropolitan
press of the Pacific Coast.
A GREAT INDUSTRIAL JOURNAL,.
Santa Ana Herald.
The Call is fast becoming under Mr. Short
ridge's management, the great industrial paper
of San Francisco.
The Mikado of Japan Has no mere fieri*
cultural little country to reign over, lie
is the sovereign of 40,000,000 people, who
live in 13,000 towns and villages.
Valises and telescope baskets and bugs for
the million. Sanborn, Vail &. Co., 741 Market."
Bacon Printing Company, 503 cuy ttreat :
Plain mixed candies, 10c lb. Townsend's.*
Bibles, prayer-books and hymnals in sta«
tionery department. Sanborn, Vail &Co , 741
Wine-drinking people are healthy. M. <fc X,
wines, seac a glass. Mohnsi Kaltenbach.29 Mkt.«
For a nice present choose a banquet lamp,
onyx table or framed picture. The largest «=>.
sortment and lowest prices p.: Sanborn & Vails.*
Steamship Pomona, to Santa iniz and Mont
terey, leaves Saturdays, 4 p. m., due bark Mont
days, sa. m. Ticket bniee, 4 New Montgomery
FOR SALE r.Y
Tlos. lap I Sons,
REAL ESTATE AOENTS
■ ' And Publishers "Real Estate Circular."
4 Montgomery Street,
O.o\ TRUST BUiLDIJG, COIIIEE9L HIM!.
Brannan and Sixth; earner; 137:6x137:6; only
Investment; $46,000: lan?e corner: 8 frontsj
Dmmm, Commercial and. Clay sts.; with old build*
ings: should be torn down and new building would
$32,750— Kent* $250; NE corner on Pine St.,
covered with Rood buildings.
Corner on Howard St.. near Third; rents fl.>oi
2 stores and flats: $18,000. __
Clay St., small Investment, near Dnimro: .M
119:6, to Commercial St.: double front ; rents ?BD|
$12,000. downtown; new 3-story house: ;renw
Kddyst.: downtown; new 3-srnrv lions-': rrmj
$1*0; 3 flats; M rooms; well arranged ; light ami
sunny; $18,000. beyond Lajraim; 63x80 and
XW. cor. Caliiornia.be} ond I-ipma: 63x8Oan<J
3 2-storj»aod planked basement I'ousrs In finest
order: $1800 just spent on them; rents $i-U;
price $17,500; always rented.
RESIDENCES AND AND LOTH.
Washlngton-st. residence, near Central ave.: 32x
105; K. sHIp: tine residence, 12 rooms, finished
basement, attic: all modern conveniences: excel,
lent interior finish; owner selling to leave town;
$ ifesidence Just finished; Vr^Mo Heights; Jack-
son st.. near Central ave. and the cars; magiiiliccn»
marine view not to be shut off; all modern con-,
veniences; finished in natural wood: inlaid floors}
$I JaSn-st. residence; $12,000; near Central
jl^-kson-st. residence: ?U\000; near Central
ave; 10 rooms and all modern conveniences t
lar«. lot • hoase alone co«tsiz,ooo. •
Bush St., near Powell: a7:t1x137:6 and solid 2-
story and basement house, 11 room* and modern
conveniences; $11,600. ."''.„_ " ■ ■'_,■-'■
Howard-st. cottage and lot 30x122:6; bet. 22<*
and 23d; one of the best residence portions of the
street: cable-cars pass: $5500. .
Reduced to $9000: new residence; fine marina
view; SW. cor. Green and uchanan sts.; very
easy terms; like rent. --»«.»«• *
Green St., N. side, near Hyue* Tft-y (rood 3-story )
9 rooms and modern conveniences: $3700.
LOTS ALL PRICES.
Broadwav, N side., bet. r.i;una and Buchanan ;
40x137:6; unobstructed marine view; bituminous
pavement laid on Broadway: $12,500: make offer.
Pacific ave., near Baker— Magnificent view; 50,
60 or 75, or any size; price just reduced.
Pacific ave., near Scott st. ; 68:9x127:8: $10,000.
Devisadero St., near Washington — *8800 for
25x110: street paved: fine neighborhood.
Jackson and Walnut; corner; 33x127:8: $5000.
' Geary St.. X. side, near cook st., W. of Central
ave.: Slots; 25x100; only $1600 eacb —
Locust St., bet. Sacramento and Clay; 25x137-6:
Magnificent view on Park road: not to be oh-
structed; 25x160; only $2250; street graded, mac
Adamized and sewered; \y* blocks from liaighu
St. cable-cars s faces city park. • -
Will De business street: Fillmore, last N. of
Union: lots 24x100; $2150 ana $2200 each; stone
blocks and bnck sower down:, Fillmore, from
Union to the bay, will baa business street • easy
i terms. ' '
Pacific ave. and Walnut; facing the Presidio;
view cannot be shut off; corner; 30x100. $4000
or anv size larger.
;,S. ac if&S ve - ; facing Presidio: fine view; lots2sx
100, $2500, or any size; near Waluut ; 1 block W.
L of Central ave.