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TUESDAY JUNE 1 8 , 189
Civilization is beginning to pick a bone
Some Oakland ladies insist that queens
are born, not made.
The railroad of the future will do less
bribing and more business.
Buy home-made goods and keep your
money within home reach.
Some men fancy they can get out of the
world by retiring into themselves.
There is a chance for a mystery story on
what Grover does with all his fish.
The carnival lagoon was only a side
show to the real swim at Santa Cruz.
The Cornell crew's decollete rowing-suits
have made the Thames biush crimson.
The record of the Berkeley boys in the
East is as inspiring to a poet as Sheridan's
Were it not for the conceit of the foolish
the modesty of the wise would seem com
Some of the laws against lottery adver
■ might be found to stick if they were
The small boy and the firecracker are
already engaged in a destructive raid on
peace and quiet.
It should not be expected of the manu
facturer that he be the only consumer of
We ought to show in the Fourth of July
celebration how much we have profited by
the fiestas of the season.
The unspeakable Turk is beginning to
sober up from too deep indulgence in the
sublimity of his own Porte.
Factories increase the price of real estate,
and benefit the merchant and neighboring
farmers by putting money in circulation.
The women of Los Gatos have taken the
Improvement broom in hand and are going
to make their town a picture of loveliness.
In the Democratic rumpus in Kentucky
it appears that Carlisle is the parrot and
Blackburn is trying to monkey with him.
There seems to be a profit for California
in everything that happens, and even the
gold stringency has caused a revival of
If it be true that Olney's practice was
worth $50,000 a year, we may put him down
as a man whose practice is much better
than his talk.
If President Zelaya of Nicaragua fail to
consolidate the Central American States,
he might try his "hand on the consolidation
The lottery-ticket peddler can hardly be
blamed for trying to sell tickets at every
house where a newspaper that advertises
lotteries us taken.
The Santa Clara County Floral Society
proposes to hold a nower carnival next
year that will fairly mop the earth with
flowers and Los Angeles.
Forging lottery tickets is a mean kind of
rascality, but the employer who induces
his employe to buy tickets from him is en
gaged in a meaner kind still.
As the Baltimore Sun concedes that
things are looking blue for the Democrats
in Maryland, we may add another feature
to ihe bright prospects ahead.
As the pioneers of California athletes in
the East, the Berkeley lads displayed the
Sort of grit that enabled their fathers to
win California for civilization.
The Salvation Army camp-meeting
across the bay proves that people can be
thoroughly earnest religionists, and at the
Bame time be as happy and jolly as school
children at a picnic.
In the sweltering heat of Cleveland the
delegates to the Republican Leagne Con
vention will be easily persuaded that the
Rational Convention of the party should
be held in San Francisco.
Our own manufacturers are able to meet
any demands made upon them, and if they
received the full support of the people of
the State, several thousand more working
men and mechanics would nnd employ
It is surmised that the thrifty beaux of
Oakland are appalled at the prospect of
having to pay 10 cents a vote if there
Bhould be an election of Goddess of Lib
erty, and are inspiring the sentiment ad
verae to such a contest.
Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald is now
unearthing contract Japanese coolie 9in
Vaca Valley, and showing generally and
further that in skill in evading American
laws the Orientals display a superiority
that staggers the rascals of Europe.
Old Bismarck planned the canal from
the Baltic to the North Sea and the Ger
man people paid for it, but now buth
Bismarck and the people will have to give
the glory to the Kaiser and bow down in
doing it. for such is life in a monarchy.
The rich consumer should order the pur
' veyors to his household to deliver him
only California-maae articles, and thereby
learn how much easier his rents would be
collected and how rapidly his empty
houses would fill up with prosperous ten
As Fritz Schecl was the director of the
concert at the park last Sunday, we sup
pose that he is responsible for this way of
announcing the first number on the pro
gramme: " 'Star-spangled Banner,' Sir
Francis Key." We must infer from this
either that Francis Scott Key had been
knighted at some time (in which event the
"Bart." should not have been omitted) or
that the ghost of that delightful pirate,
fcrir Francis Drake, is haunting Conserva
FIGHT THE LOTTERIES
Public opinion is ready for the active
prosecution of the anti-lottery crusade.
There is no need for further argument
upon the subject. In the lotteries are con
densed a dozen evils in one. All lotteries
are immoral and illegal. Many of them
are fakes and downright swindles. One
half the tickets sold in the City are rank
forgeries. The published lists of awarded
prizes are frauds. There is wrong and ras
cality in the game on every side. The
judgment of all right thinking people con
demns it. The laws of the State and Nation
make it a crime. To strive diligently for
the suppression of lotteries is therefore at
once the duty of the official and the honor
of the citizen.
In the performance of this difficult work,
the Civic Federation, and those allied with
it, can render valuable service to the police
in detecting violators of the law and form
ing a popular sentiment favorable to a
strict prosecution, a speedy conviction and
a severe punishment of every guilty per
son. If good citizens to whom the ticket
peddlers offer their wares would report a
few of them to the police some of the worst
and boldest features of the evil would be
checked at once. Such a course would put
an end to the practice of making a house
to house canvass in the interest of lotteries
and would save for the homes of the peo
ple many a dollar that now goes to swin
Of course no one desires to see the heavy
hand of the law fall upon the poor ticket
peddler while the big sharpers go free.
The big operators, however, are so hidden,
secret and concealed that it will be almost
impossible to reach them unless some of
the small agents who sell the tickets can
be induced to give evidence against those
who employ them. This i? more likely to
be accomplished when the business of the
peddlers has been made hazardous and
unprofitable and they see themselves suf
fering the penalties of the law while the
richer and more guilty parties are appar
ently out of the reach of justice.
One of the first things to be accomplished
in the way of suppressing the evil is to put
an end to the newspaper publication of
lottery notices. The Grand Jury in its
report, District Attorney Barnes and Chief
Crowley in interviews with the Call, have
all stated as a result of their investigations
that if the newspapers of the City would
refuse to publish these notices the evil
would be much restricted and it would be
much easier to enforce the law. All men
of standing, influence and good character
should unite with us, therefore, in urging
our contemporaries to abandon a practice
which is so pernicious in its effect and leads
so directly to a violation of law. Sooner
or later such publications will surely be
stopped, for if the present laws do not
suffice new laws will be made, but we have
a right to expect that the press of Calfornia
will not wait to feel the keen edge of a
prosecution for crime before they cut loose
from lotteries and cease to advertise a
nefarious and illegal trade.
THE PREVAILING SPIRIT.
Los Gatos h«s fallen into line with the
other progressive towns of the interior, for
its leading men and women have organized
an improvement club. Although we are
not yet full} 7 informed concerning the
scope of the club's intention, the names of
those organizing the movement are suf
ficient to show not only that the club can
achieve whatever it undertakes, but that it
will undertake those things which will add
all that intelligence can to the remarkable
natural charms which compose the envir
onment of the town.
It is particularly interesting to observe
that both men and women constitute the
club. The introduction of women into
these movements adds a strong element of
grace and pertinacity, and the example set
by Los Gatos may be profitably adopted
by every other town and city in the State.
It is the natural slovenliness of men that
accounts in greater part for the barren,
dreary and ill-kept condition of the towns.
We may be sure that if women would take
a greater interest in town improvements
there would be no littered streets, no dirty
and ill-kept sidewalks, no dust in winter
or mud in summer; that the streets would
be lined with shade trees, that attractive
parks would appear and that the residents
would be persuaded to cultivate flowers
and keep their premises in a condition
that would not menace the health of the
Los Gatos lies in a cul-de-sac in the
Santa Cruz Mountains, and rolls gracefully
from the Santa Clara Talley almost to the
summits of the mountains. The view
over the broad valley is as enchanting as a
mirage of the Nile. Eight miles to the
northward rise the spires of San Jose, and
if the air is clear the broad shining surface
of San Francisco Bay is seen gleaming in
the sunshine twenty miles away. Toward
the east, across the valley, stretch the
mountains of the Coast Range, the glitter
ing dome of the Lick Observatory shining
like a blazing star on the summit of Mount
Hamilton, while stretching northward on
the west are the dark purple Santa Cruz
Mountains reposing in the shade of their
' Of greater value than this superb scenery
is a climate that permits the extensive cul-
tivation of oranges, for this is above the
level of fiosts, and fuchsias and scented
geraniums grew to be trees. It is the par
adise of invalids and of sportsmen as
well, for the hunting and fishing in these
mountains are superb. Having so many
remarkable and peculiar attractions it is
wonderful that the fame of Los Gatos is
not wider than it is ; but now that its own
citizens have taken in hand the task of
making it as attractive as possible we may
expect early and generous returns.
A NOBLE SHOWING.
According to a compilation made by the
Chicago Tribune, the rich people of the
United States have by gifts or legacies en
riched onr institutions for the public good
by $10,434,150 siuce the beginning of the
year. That sum represents a part of what
the public spirit, generosity and philan
thropy of American millionaires have done
for the people in the ppace of five months.
It is certainly a noble showing — one that
cannot be equaled in any other age than
this nor in any other country than ours.
As an illustration of the objects which
enpage the support of our millionaires and
an evidence of the comparative support
given to different classes of institutions, it
is worth noting that of the total amount
stated colleges and universities got $4,075,
--750, hospitals $1,593,000, churches $789,000,
libraries $208,000, and museums, art gal
ieries and other institutions $3,768,100.
The splendid showing made by these
figures is the more notable because the
country has barely emerged from two
dreary years of industrial depression and
money is scarce, and because, with the ex
ception of $1,000,000 given to Columbia
College by Professor Low and 5500,000 to
the University of Pennsylvania by Provost
Harrison, there have been no very large or
exceptional gifts or bequests made thus far
during the year. The sum therefore repre
sents what may be considered the normal
donations of American wealth to American
education, culture and charity. They
amount to about $2,000,000 a month and
THE SAN FRANC ISCO CALL, TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 1895.
afford conclusive evidence that, taken as a
body, our millionaires are thoroughly
American at Tieart and form a clas3 of
citizens of whom the Republic has a right
to be proud.
A FREE-TRADERS` FIGHT.
While the Democrats of Kentucky are
sore distressed, divided and demoralized
by the silver question, those of Maryland
are equally disturbed by the tariff issue.
It will be remembered the two Maryland
Senators refused to support the free-trade
policy of Cleveland to the extent of voting
for the Wilson bill as it came from the
House, and were among those whom the
President denounced as traitors to the
party. One of them, Senator Gibson, will
be a candidate for re-election by the Legis
lature to be chosen this fall, and a bitter
right is now going on in the State as to
whether the party shall indorse his course
by re-electing him or indorse the President
by defeating him.
According to the Baltimore Sun, the
party is divided on this issue from one end
of the State to the other, and the divison is
regarded not as a factional one between
the partisans of rival leaders which will
end with the primaries, but is one of prin
ciples which cannot be compromised. It
is a contest to determine whether the
Maryland Democracy will support Gorman
and Gibson in repudiating free trade, or
whether it will sustain the free-traders in
denouncing the two Senators for refusing
to abide by and fultill the pledges of the
Democratic platform and opposing the
efforts of the Democratic majority in the
House and the policy of the Democratic
The fact that this issue dominates the
politics of Maryland at a time when the
rest of the country is absorbed in discuss
ing the money question, is a proof that the
tariff is not so wholly out of politics as
many Democrats would have us believe.
The free-traders have not abandoned their
efforts to get complete control of the Demo
cratic party, and drive out of it every
leader who is opposed to their fatijous pol
icy. Should they succeed in defeating
Gibson it would be a declaration to the
country that moderate tariff reformers
were to have no further honors from
Democracy, and that the party intends, if
it ever obtains power again, to strike down
every American industry and open our
ports to the cheap goods of all the pauper
labor of the world.
In this respect therefore the Maryland
contest is of interest to the Nation at large.
It is as certain as any future event can be,
that if the free-traders should not only de
feat Gibson's friends in the primaries but
carry the State for a Senatorial candidate
pledged to support Cleveland, the tariff
issue would be the most important one be
fore the people in 1896. We can turn our
attention to the money question in a
Presidential campaign only upon the as
sumption that our industries are to have
at least the protection which the Senate
obtained for them by amendments to the
Wilson bill. If there be any evidence that
the free-traders intend to make still fur
ther steps in the direction of unrestricted
foreign imports, then, come silver or come
gold, the people must rally to the protec
tion of their industries, their wages and
their homes, and vote for the one party
which can be relied on under all circum
stances to defend American labor from
foreign competition as well as American
soil from foreign aggression.
From the meager details of the seventh
statistical report of the Interstate Com
merce Commission, telegraphed to this
City, the following summary and conclu
sions may be made:
1. One-fourth of the total railway cap
italization is in the hands of receivers, and
last year Bixteen roads were abandoned
and seventy-seven were not operated.
2. Construction decreased heavily.
3. There was an unusually heavy move
ment in consolidations.
4. The decrease in the number of em
ployes was 10.76 per cent, and the amount
of stock paying no dividends was 63.43 of
On its face this is a discouraging show
ing, but a little explanation will change
the aspect. The year was an exceptionally
hard one, the strikes of last summer and
the general business depression affecting
the roads with peculiar severity. With
regard to the large percentage of roads in
the hands of receivers, they are largely the
long overland lines, such as the Santa Fe
and the Union Pacific. Had these been
managed with the shrewdness character-
izing the conduct of the Southern Pacific
they might possibly have thrived as well.
It is quite clear that the terrible strain
of last year will bring a permanent good
result to the soundness of American rail
way operations. The old slap-dash way of
borrowing to an extent out of all propor
tion to legitimate estimates of a steady
earning capacity has been destroyed, and
no longer may railway managers violate
accepted business canons in any particular.
The very abuses which they practiced
have brought them severe punishment,
and have invited the operation of those
legal and ethical pressures which are subdu
ing them to discipline. Thus the past year
has worked one of the most needed revolu
tions that this country has ever seen, and
we have taken one more step out of chaos.
When all the bewildering entanglements
resulting from the year's overturning have
been properly adjusted, the railway busi
ness of the country will brighten and
settle itself into its proper place in the ma
terial concerns of the Nation.
In new enterprises it will be the rule
henceforth that railways will be con
structed on straight business lines, in
which an economical administration and
reasonable profits will govern. There is
almost unlimited room for further con
struction, especially in the development of
new agricultural areas; and as the new
roads will carry a very much smaller bur
den of debt than the old, their profits will
THE BERKELEY BOYS.
It is only natural that the severe setback
which the Berkeley teams received at Chi
cago on Saturday should make the lads
feel more or less dispirited, but that is only
because they had been hitherto so remark
ably victorious. Considering the fact that
they plunged into these contests in a hot
and debilitating climate to which they
were utterly unaccustomed, immediately
after a fatiguing trip of 3000 mile 9, and
that they acquired their prowess and
conducted their campaign without the
help of trainers and attendants, and that
they have rushed out of one contest into
another with the bravest teams that the
East can produce, without taking time for
rest and recuperation, and tftat they have
traveled more than any other team in the
history of athletics, the record which they
have made, even including the disaster at
Chicago, is the most brilliant of modern
The strength, endurance and pluck which
tbey.have displayed are unequalrd and in
credible. Suffering every possible extra
neous disadvantage, including the won
derful stimulus which the presence of
friends imparts, and supported only by
their phenomenal grit and heroic pkysi
cal qualities, they nevertheless cut a wide
swath of victory, the flower of Eastern
athletes falling before them. They can well
bear a ciosine defeat at Chicago, and they
wiil return to us on the 27th inst. the most
heroic little band of battle-scarred veterans
that ever crossed the plains.
Dr. L. K. Riley of Elk is a guest at the Grand.
Frank L. Coombs of Napa is a guest at the
W. S. Gregory, Sheriff of Amador, is at the
M. F. Sanders, a horseman of Sacramento, is
staying at the Grand.
James T. Dennis, a mining man of Reno, is
staving at the Palace.
V- G. Gould, a mining man of Amador, is
staying at the Grand.
H. M. Ycrington, a railroad and lumberman
of Carsoa, is Rt the Palace.
Colonel William Forsyth, a vlneyardist of
Fresno, is at the Occidental.
Charles Ericson, a railway contractor of San
Luis Obispo, is at the Grand.
T. L. Heed, a wheat-grower of Reedly, regis
tered yesterday at the Grand.
George E. Goodman, a banker of Napa, and
Mrs. Goodman, are at the Palace.
L. J. Maddox, «n attorney of Modesto, was
one of yesterday's arrivals at the Grand.
J. J. Hebbron, a cattleman of Salinas, was
among yesterday's arrivals at the Grand.
Ex-Harbor Commissioner C. F. Bassett has
gone to the Sierra Nevadns for an outing.
W. D. Tobey andT. B. Rickey, mining men of
Carson, registered yesterday at the Palace.
W. D. Grady, a leading attorney of Fresno,
was one of yesterday's arrivals at the Grand.
Captain A. J. Hutchiuson, who started the
great Lindsey orange groves in Tulare, is in
Judson Brusie of Sacramento, attorney, play
wright and member of the Assembly, was one
of yesterday's arrivals at the California.
Among the arrivals at the Hotel Plxley, Santa
Cruz, are H. C. Cutting, Mrs. George T. Mills,
Mrs. George Cogwin and Horace Dorsey.
Hugh H. La Rue, president of the Board of
Railroad Commissioners, came down from Sac
ramento yesterday and put up at the Occi
SPIRIT OF THE PRESS.
Grand juries used to be considered bulwarks
of the people's liberties. Now they are more
like engines of vengeance. They are com
posed, generally, of one or two alert wire
pullers, most generally with political axes to
grind or grudges to satisfy; a fair sprinkling of
good citizens who are too busy and too indif-
ferent to pay much attention to public mat
ters; and for the rest, dullards who are puffed
up with the importance of sitting in secret on
the doings of their neighbors. The result is
just what might be expected. Nothing tangi
ble ever comes of the jury's report, yet it suc
eceds in smirching men's reputations and
nearly always in making spurious political
capital for somebody. That is the way Alameda
County has known grand juries to be for years.
That is the way, too, with the Grand Jury that
has just adjourned in San Francisco.— Alameda
This is a year of education. Education upon
not only the silver question but also the ques
tion of protection. It is a good sign that the
people are investigating both questions. Ad
versity sets people to thinking, to studying,
and the Times is open to the results of thought
and study. The only way to get right is to
learn the right and profit thereby. Hidebound
people never progress. "Live and learn"
should be the motto.— Oakland Times.
Cheap labor, carried to its logical conclusion,
means ruin to half the industries in the State
and the fruit industry cannot expect to escape.
Already Chinese coolies have leased several of
the largest orchards in California, and they
also operate several canncrtes. It is needless
to state that the Japanese coolies, who are far
keener than the Chinese and equally frugal,
will not be clow to follow their example.— San
It is not only good policy, but it is actually
self-preservation to support our own industries
and our own people, especially where it can be
done without the slightest sacrifice. Demand
California goods in making your purchases.
Remember every dollar you spend for supplies
and necessities manufactured or put up within
this State helps to support a Californian.—Peta
Each day reports the gathering of conven
tions at some point in the country to discuss
the money question. Did it ever strike you
that this is a most remarkable thing? Think
of it. Fourteen millions of voters are studying
an abstract and extremely difficult problem in
finance, with the view of acting upon it.
There never was anything like this before in
the history of the world.— Seattle Times.
Through the power of the pen more than any
other influence new communities are formed,
latent resources are developed and capital
brought face to face with opportunity. The
newspaper is the forerunner of wealth, though
unfortunately wealth seldom ruas after a
newspaper unless it has an ax to grind or a
grievance to ventilate.— Phoenix (Ariz.) Herald.
"The ladies, formerly our superiors, now our
t-quais," is the way a Colorado statesman pro
posed a toast at a banquet held in honor of the
passage of the equal suffrage bill in that State.
That very tersely expresses an idea that is
worthy of the prayerful consideration of the
new woman and all her charming sisters.—
Do you want a recipe for hard times? Here
it, is: Three parts apathy, two parts silurian
ism, two and a half parts ornery, cussed miserli
ness and two and a half parts greedy, grasping,
gouging avarice.— Santa Cruz Record.
The small farmer whose few acres are un
mortgaged and whose industry supplies his
family with the most of their living is just now
the most independent, contented man among
us.— Woodland Mail.
PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT.
Lady Randolph Churchill is coming to
America on a visit.
Hieronymus Lorm, the famous poet, philoso
pher and critic of Germany, is totally blind.
Queen Victoria's Scotch journeys cost her
about $25,000 a year for traveling expenses.
Mrs. Rebecca Harding Davis has just finished
a novel which will appear serially. She has
been engaged with it six years.
It cost Sir Henry Irving $500 to answer the
first day's dispatches of congratulations from
Europe and America on his elevation to knight
Edison comes of a long-lived family. His
great-grandfather lived to the age of iO2; his
grandfather, 103; one of his aunts, 108; while
Edison's father is Btill living at 90.
When Mme. Rachael saw her stout sister
dreseed for the part of a shepherdess her com
ment was: "Sarah, dear, you look like a shep
herdess who has just dined on the flock."
Dr. Max Nordau gives his professional ser
vices free to the poor in his neighborhood, in
Paris,and likewise to the ueedy members of
the Austro-Hungarlan colony in the French
Postmaster-General Wilson's wife has never
taken any interest in her husband's public
career. She has lived year in and year out at
Charleston, W. Vs., never appearing in Wash
ington for more than a week at the longest, and
then not going out at all.
Herbert Gladstone, unlike his distinguished
father, who has always been the pink of perfec
tion in dress, wears ill-fitting clotnes. He is a
hard student, has no sense of humor and Is
greatly trusted by the Liberal leaders for his
directness and scrupulous honor.
M. Alphonse Dandet has returned to Paris
much improved in health by his trip across the
channel and his stay In England. In some
fragmentary notes of his journey which have
seen the light the novelist expresses much
gratitude at the warmth of his reception in
The health authorities of a number of
States have recenMy made exhaustive ex
aminations of the baking powders wiih
the uniform result of finding the Royal
superior to all others.
AROUND THE CORRIDORS.
"One of the mon interesting characters of
my neighborhood is ihe Hon. Dv.ight Burnett,"
said Thomas F. Conklin, who lives at the
corner of Evatt and Visitacion avenue, last
night. "Dwight Burnett, as you know, is the
eldest son of the late Ex-Governor Peter H.
Burnett, and came to California in 1549. He
resides in Visitacion Valley, near the county
line, about two miles beyond South San Fran
cisco, in a palatial residence that graces a
valuable demesne. He is as popular as his
father, the ex-Governor ever was, with the old
time pioneers. He has filled several respon
sible offices, being at one time Associate Judge
in Santa Clara County, and he was Tax Col
lector in that county for four years. He
started and owned the first horeecar line
between San Jose and Santa Clara, and was one
of the founders of the San Jose Savings Bank.
He is U5 years of age, and. having wearied of
the vexations of everyday business, he seeks to
pass the remainder of his life in the peace and
repose of his elegaut suburban home."
"I was noticing to-day that Judge has illus
trated that story about the frontier under
taker," said Colonel K. B. Brown, in the corri
dor of the New Western Hotel, last night. "I
happen to know the originator of that sign of
the coffin-dealer, which reads, 'You kick the
bucket, we do the rest.' The author of that
Wild and Woolly West business announcement
was Chris Zabriske, who lives in this Ciiy and
buys and sells real estate in Oakland. He was
Wells-Fargo's agent in Candtlaria, Nev., sev
eral years ago, and as business was for a time
rather dull in the express liiie, he thought to
eke out his salary by selling coffins. A boom
struck the camp soon afterward, and as the
natural result of the good times was to increase
the death rate he resigned his appointment
with the company to devote his attention to
furnishing graveyard outfits. The grim humor
of the sign caupht the paragraphers aud funny
artists of the effete East, and they have never
got tired of ringing the changes on the sub
George W. McXear Jr. was at the Grand last
evening looking up some big wheat-growers
who are in town, and was asked about the
starting up of the Starr flourniills at Vallejo.
"We have leased the mills and will shut up
the smaller one, with a capacity of about 700
barrels & day, next week. If the trade justifies
it we shall run totn mills before the end of the
season, with an output of from 1800 to 2000
barrels a day. The price of Eastern wheat
has got so high that we expect to
make quite an export trade with California
flour. The trade from here in flour is to
China, Japan and Central American ports, and
to ports in Ireland. Very little ever goes to
Liverpool. Liverpool is, of course, the largest
market for wheat, but they .have mills there
and it is hard to compete with them. In Ire
land we can compete with the English millers
on account of the heavy freights to Ireland
"During the past year and until very lately
the Oregon and Washington flourmills have
been competing with our own mills here in
our own local markets and cutting into our
trade in Central American ports. The cause
of this was that the basis of all our calcula
tions is the price of wheat in Liverpool, and
the price of California wheat has been from $1
to $1 50 a ton higher in Liverpool than that
from Oregon and Washington. However, they
are getting better prices for their wheat and
cannot afford to cut in on our local trade now.
We are now taking the bulk of the trade of
China and Japan and a large part of the Cen
tral American trade."
SUPPOSED TO BE HUMOROUS.
Adam was profoundly conscious that he never
made a mistake in his boyhood. — Tammany
"Papa, do lawyers tell the truth?'
"Certainly, my boy; they will do anything to
win their case."— Danville Breeze.
The just collapsed Formosa republic couldn't
have bad the Chinese back of it. It didn't run
long enough.— Philadelphia Times.
Inventors of college yells can find a mine of
inspiration in sitting around listening to wo
men talk baby talk to their babies. — Atcbison
An uptown man named Damm recently be
came the father of a bouncing girl. In a fit of
mental aberration he had her christened Hebe.
Cobwigger— You seemed rather amused over
the idea of your wife's wearing bloomers.
Smith — You'd be amused yourself if you
could see her when she tried to find something
in her work-basket and emptied It into her
Father— l saw you kiss my daughter last
night, sir, and —
Young Man— l beg your pardon, you did not.
Father— But I say I did.
Young Man— And I insist you did not. We
had the gas turned off. — Detroit Free Press.
Mrs. Caller— Have you made up your mind
where you are going this summer?
Mrs. Minks— Not yet; lam awaiting John's
preference in the matter.
Mrs. Caller— Do you always defer to his
Mrs. Minks— Not exactly; I wait until he de
cides on a place and then I insist on going
eomewhere elst.— Richmond Despatch.
Darkeytown Captain (interested financially
in the association)— See heah, Mistah Empiah,
delaws obdis assocyashun 'low yo' toe fine a
playah one hundred dollahs fo' drawin' a raz
zer. Wha'd yo 1 mean, den, by only finin' dat
fitin' coon sixty ceints?
Umpire Jefferson — Well, de 'socyashun's got
a fitin' chance of gittin' do sixty. Cat's what I
"I believe you call yourself a good Chris
tian, do you not?" asked the inquisitive per
"I try to be one," answered the meek man.
"So you really believe that the loafer in the
slums who never does any good at all, is your
brother, and as worthy as you, eh?"
"Er — why— l believe it every Sunday, at
least. "—lndianapolis Journal.
FEAT OF FAST TRAINS
California Fruits on Eastern Tables
Fiv« Days After Being; Picked
in the Valley a.
The third train of ventilated fruit cars
carrying California fruits to Eastern mar
kets arrived yesterday at Chicago after a
run of 120 hours from Sacramento. The
schedule time was maintained all the way
through, so the fruit arrived on time and
in excellent condition. The fruits sent to
Chicago on the two preceding trains sold
for good prices that gladdened the hearts
of many an orchardist. and as the third
lot is in good condition equally satisfactory
prices may be realized.
By the new system and its improved
time schedule fruits picked from the trees
in orchards of the Sacramento Valley by
day can be forwarded to the capital city
before night, or at least in time to make
connection with the special fast fruit train
leaving that place at midnight. Then
they are whirled away at a speed greater
than that made by former mail trains.
The result is striking. For these same
luscious iruitß can have passed across the
continent and then through Eastern mar
kets and be upon dinner tables within five
days after they were picked from the trees
in California. Three companies, the Cen
tral Pacific, Union Pacific and Chicago
and Northwestern, have made this possi
ble by their united efforts, which give
them a profitable business.
Shoot for State Decorations.
Members of Company G, First Regiment, N.
G. C, have been ordered to attend the first
semi-annual shoot for State decorations at
Shell Mound Park on next Saturday. This is
in accordance with a recent order that no
more shoots by tue National Guard shall be
held on Sundays. The members of the com
pany will be allowed to report at the range in
fatigue uniform at any time during the day be
tween the hours of 8 a. m. ami 7 p. m. and they
will be dismissed as soon as their score is com
Rev. Henry Varley, who has preached in
nearly all the large cities of the English-speak
ing world, is conducting services, this -week
only, in St. John's Presbyterian Church every
afternoon and in Plymouth Church every
evening, except Saturday.
FOR IRELAND'S FREEDOM
Local Sons of Erin Favor the
New Movement to Reach
WOULD CONTRIEUTE FUNDS.
Consolidation of Irish-American
Military Organizations Con
An active and co-operative interest is
being taken by the prominent Irish resi
dents of this City in the general move
ment throughout the Eastern and Middle
States, which culminated in part at the
Convention of the Irish-American Mili
tary Union, held in New York Sunday.
That convention was called for the pur
pose of adopting measures for the affilia
tion of all Irish-American military or
ganizations with the union in view of
probable exigencies in connection with
the question of Ireland's independence.
Strong resolutions were passed.
Whether that sentiment is reflected here
will be shown in the expressions of the
following-named representative Irish gen
tlemen who were interviewed yesterday:
Dr. M. C. O'Toole said:
There is nothing definite to be said as yet.
But there are to-day one million Irishmen who
are ready to bear arms without any pay, ami
are willing to take all chances of succeßS in the
battle for Ireland's independence. If England
is ever serionsly involved with any of the
European powers then will be the time to
strike. Much money has been contributed to
the cause thus far from this country am! there
is much more ready to be contributed if thure
is any prospect of success. The greatest oppor
tunity would be offered if England ever be
came involved in & war with the United States,
but that is a prospect that can hardly be
looked forward to with any certainty, as Eng
land is too wary to come in direct conflict with
Judge M. Cooney, who is connected with
the order of the Knights of the Red
Branch, but in what capacity he declined
to say, spoke freely and at length. Said
I know there is a movement In all Irish na
tional circles throughout the country as well
as in this City. Among the organizations in
this City are the Knights of the Red Branch
and the Geraldine .societies. There is a branch
of the lirht named order in Oakland, as well as
the "Wolf Tone" societies. Ido not think, and
never have thought, that Irish independence
will come about save by arms. The parlia
mentary and constitutional agitation ot the
last twelve years have had the tendency to
paralyze the patriotic elements everywhere. It
was generally expected that the British Parlia
ment would pass some substantial home-rule
measure, allowing Ireland to have a Parlia
ment in Ireland for the purpose of regulating
her own internal affairs.
Much was expected of Mr. Gladstone and the
Liberal party in England, backed by the Irish
members in Parliament. But the Irish people
have been entirely disappointed. The division
in the Irish Parliamentary party and the bad
faith of the Liberals resulted in gaining noth
ing for Ireland. If the House of Lords were
abolished some measure of home rule would
be established. But such as can ever pass the
British Parliament, either with or without the
House of Lords, will never do justice to Ire
land. Any measure that will pass even the
House of Commons will be accompanied by
such conditions and limitations as to make it
inoperative and useless as a home-rule meas
ure. In other words, England will never con
sent to give Ireland any form of government
or home-rule measure that will make Ireland a
free country. The interest in the present
movement will have the effect of making the
Irish national people more aggressive and
more patriotic. As to the talk about ecclesias
tical interference that is all nonsense.
James Gilleran, proprietor of the Wind
sor Hotel, said :
While I am heart and soul in favor of Ire
land's emancipation, I do not have much faith
in the success of the present movement.
I think the majority of all the Irishmen in
this City, as well as of the country, are in full
sympathy with this new movement. History
tells us that ;io country or nation ever accom
plished its independence or freedom through
parliamentary movement. It has ever and al
ways been through and by the force of arms.
Millions of dollars have been contributed to
the Irish cause from this country, and we stand
ready to do more, but want to see more effective
action. There are upward of 500 members of
the Knights of the Red Branch in this City
and I am safe in saying the organization as a
whole is heartily in sympathy with the move
ment. I think the effect of the movement will
be for ultimate good. Bnt we must wait till
England becomes involved in war, then strike
her. We are too weak to cope with her other
EXHIBIT AT ATLANTA.
The Governor Is to Call a Convention
of the County Super
At a meeting of the State Board of
Trade on the 11th inst. a committee was
appointed to wait upon Governor Budd,
and suggest to him the advisability of
calline a State convention of all county
Supervisors and have them appropriate
money from their respective treasuries for
the purpose of sending a creditable exhibit
to the Cotton Exposition at Atlanta.
The magnitude of this exposition did not
dawn upon the people until after the ad
journment of the Legislature, and conse
quently it was too late to receive succor
through that source, and the matter of
calling a convention of the county Super
visors and asking their co-operation is the
only feasible plan now open for raising the
desired funds for the exhibit, if one is to
The executive committee of the Cali
fornia Press Association, which represents
about 175 papers in the interior of the
State, has indorsed the action of the Board
of Trade, and resolutions were passed at a
meeting of that association last Saturday
and a copy will be sent to the Governor
and to all of the members and editors of
papers in the interior, asking them to as
sist in this undertaking.
Following are the resolutions:
Whereas, The executive committee of the
California Press Association has been advised
that the State Board of Trade has passed reso
lutions in favor of a State convention of
county Supervisors for the purpose of con
sidering the advisability of appropriating funds
for making a creditable display of California
products at the great Cotton States and Inter
national Exposition to open in Atlanta, Ga., on
the 18th of September, 1895; and understand
ing further that the said State Board of Trade
has appointed a committee to wait upon the
Governor of the State for the purpose of asking
him to issue a call for the said State conven
tion, now therefore be it
Resolved, That in view of the fact that the
said Cotton States and International Exposition
is assuming proportions vastly more important
than was at first anticipated, and promises as
an exposition of industrial resources to be sec
ond only to the great World's fair; and in view
of the further fact that other States and many
foreign countries, including Mexico and a num
ber of South American Republics, are preparing
to make exhibits of their resources at said ex
position, we, the executive committee of the
California Press Association, believe that Cali
fornia should oe represented in a creditable
manner at said exposition, and we further be
lieve that the best method of raising means to
that end will be, as suggested, through the
Supervisors of the various counties acting to
gether in State convention. Be it further
n Resolved. That we most heartily indorse the
proposition for a State convention of county
Supervisors to consider the subject of making
an exhibit at Atlanta, and -advising on other
matters for the advancement of their several
localities and the upbuilding of California, and
we hereby ana herein petition to the Governor
to issue a call therefor, in accordance with the
suggestion of the State Board of , Trade, at as
early a date as possible, promising him and the
said proposed convention our most hearty sup
port In their efforts aimed at the consumma
tion of the desired end.
FIRE DEPARTMENT SUPPLIES.
The Manufacturers' Association Asks
Preference for Home Products.
The Board of Supervisors have adver
tised for bids for suppliesjfor the Fire De
partment for the next two years, and con
tracts will probably be let to-day. The
Manufacturers' and Producers' As«n (! i,.
tion of California yesterday sent the fol
lowing letter to that body:
Jura 17, 1895 w.
To the Honorable Board of Supervisors f>
Cit i and County of San Francisco, CUy—Gi
men: The attention of ihis association h^\ ; ni ,
heen drawn to the fact that your honomh
boily is about to award contracts for I
•..artruent supplies for the next two years, i v ..,
instructed by the board of directors to call
your attention to the fact that many a
supplies required are manufactured ;
State, and to a.sk that your honors,
uwardin? the contracts, give preferen
articles of California manufuotuiv, ..vh. n
quality and price are equal. Yours very
L. R. Mead, Secretary."
GENERAL J. M. SCHOFIELD
Bo Will Review the Troops at the Pre-
The troops from Ansel Island, Aloatnu
Fort Mason and the Presidio will .
ble on the Presidio parade grounds
at 11 a. m. and pass in review before
tenant-General J. M. Schofield, coi:.
ing the army of the United States.
General Forsyth will command the
troops, and the review will be witness
General Sehofield and party, whicl
gists of Lieutenant-Colonel J. I. 8
Lieutenant-Colonel C. B. Bcbofieid,
feneral's brother, Lieutenant !:. y\ \
chorield and Mr. William Bchofieli
general's «on«, Mrs. Scbofield and her
Miss Kilnourne, and Captain J. Pitcl
the First Cavalry, from a stand con
structed for the occasion.
General irchotield is president of the Or
dinance and Fortification Committee and
is inspecting the defenses ot this post and
also the principal military posta on this
lie will retire from active sen ';■ c on Sen
tember 29, 1895, and this is the last risit he
will pive this coast in the capacity o
niander of the United States army.
SHALL CHRISTIANS DANCE?
Rev. F. D. Baker Has Received
a Letter Dealing With
The King's Daughters' Entertain
ment Again Under Discussion.
A Woman's View.
Rev. F. D. Baker's remarks at a Metho
dist preachers' meeting recently in regard
to closing a King's Daughters' entertain
ment with dancing aroused considerable
interest and provoked some discussion :n
The entertainment referred to was givec
at Beethoven Hall in the Hotel Savoy.
The King's Daughters gave a literary and
musical programme for the benefit of the
Home of Incurable?, and it was announced
at the close of the formal exercises that
those who desired might enjoy the pleas
ures of the dance. Mr. Baker said he did
not know whether there was any dancing
or not, but the announcement was suf
It was rumored that he had received a
peculiar letter from Los Angeles in refer
ence to his position on the subject, and
yesterday he gave the letter for publica
tion, but with reluctance, as he considered
that in itself trifling. He would be glad,
he said, if its publication might lead to ■
discussion of dancing as an amusement for
Christians, as he believes that the churches
as a whole, no niatter what stand indi
vidual congregations may take, are op
posed to it. The letter is as follows :
To Mr. Baker — Dear Sir: I have just read a
paragraph in the Los Angeles Times emanating
from one of your red selves, headed, "Danced
in His Name."
This master of teachers, Jesus of Kazareth,
said, in speaking of the self-righteolis: "They
strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. They
bina heavy burdens upon men's backs, but they
themselves will not touch them with one of
their fingers." Has Mr. Baker or his wife been
reared in cultured society? Did his red self
ever realize the essence of poetry— poetry of
thought, of manner, of feeling, of song, and,
lastly but not leastly, the poetry of motion? It
is to be greatly regretted when "men are chosen
as teachers that are too uneducated and ignor
ant to understand these fine instincts, ami
men who seat themselves on pedestals of their
own building aud treat others as animals ouly
n: to guzzle tea, pay prayers and support teach
ers in supreme idleness.
What does Mr. B. mean when he repeats "in
his name" so oi ten? Does he mean the great
Almighty Ruler of the universe or, concluding
we are all idolators, does he meiin the poor,
murdered Judean peasant of 1900 years' record
who could not save himself from acrucl death.
We could nssnredly advise Mr. B. and his con
freres of the Methodist ilk to read up and do a
little better, instead of airing their ignorance.
Mr. B. has never learned to dance, or probably
any other refined accomplishments. "Pluck
out the bean in thine own eyes," etc. Copy
the Master, Mr. 8., and try to follow the ore
cepts that he taught. Christ never spoke a
word against dancing. His denunciation was
only against sin and hypocrisy. Yours in
friendship, Julia H. Perry.
Rupert Sclimid Is Working in Marble
Rupert Schmid, who has been in Europe
since November, is coming home next
month with a large store of marbles, which
he has made during his sojourn abroad.
At present he is working at Carrara, ie
Italy, putting the finishing touches to a
number of busts. Among them are Mr.
and Mrs. Peter Donahue, a bust of Gov
ernor Downey, which will be placed in
Holy Cross Cemetery, and busts of Mr.
and Mrs. Barron, Alexander Montgomery,
Adam bmitb, Miss Marguerite Wallace
and James D. Phelan. Many of these
busts are being duplicated. For some
time Rupert Schmid's work at Carrara was
interrupted by the severe strikes in the
district, when the military had to be called
out to quell the riot, and when blocks of
marble were hurled at the soldiers. All,
however, is quiet ttiere now.
In Munich, where the California sculptor
stayed previous to going to Italy, he saw a
great deal of Toby Rosenthal, of whose
latest paintings he speaks very enthusi
astically. It is expected that Mr. Sob. mid
will be back in San Francisco at the end
• — * — •
EXTENDING THE CABLE.
The Sutter.Street Company to Push Into
The Sutter-street Railroad Company has
decided to extend the Pacific-avenue cable
road from its present terminus at Devisa
dero street out Pacific avenue to Walnut
street. From Walnut an electric road will
be built through the Richmond district to
D street aivl the park.
Robert F. Morrow, president of the road,
says the extension to Walnut street will
probably be completed within sixty days.
He could not say how soon the road" would
be extended west from Walnut street
through the Richmond district. The route
has not yet been definitely determined.
This decision on the part of the railroad
company will be quod news to the resi
dents of Richmond and will materially aid
its already healthy rrowth.
Bacon Printing Company, 503 Clay street '
Pineapple and cherries, 50c Ib, Townsend's.*
Geo. W. Monteith, law ofiices, Crocker bldg. #
Wine-drinking people are healthy. M. &. K.
wines, 5c a glass. Mohns& Kaltcnbaoh. 29 Mkt*
An inch of rain, falling upon an area of
one square mile, is equivalent to nearly
17,500,000 gallons, weighing 146,250,000
pounds, or 72,625 tons.
Yon want a medicine that will keep yon In *ood
health and build up tbe weatrned system? Then
take Hood's Sarsaparilla, the only true blood puri
tier, nerve tonic and appetizer.
Db. Siegxrt's Angostura Bitters are the best
remedy for removing Indigestion aud all disease*
of the digestive organs.