CHARLES M. SHORTRIDGE,
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\VEI>XKSI>AY JUNE 19, 189f.
Every day has its picnic.
Abstain from the lottery habit.
And now comes the great turnfest at Los
He must be very wise who can afford to
be v pessimist.
This is the kind of weather that softens
pride and butter.
"Wherever there is a lottery ticket there
is a disappointment.
It is a dull summer for politics, but a
good one for business.
Denmark will soon know how it feels to
be isolated from Europe.
The Kaiser will have many guests at
Kiel but very few friends.
Fruit is too cheap to be called a luxury,
but the taste is sumptuous.
The nether millstone keeps still, but it
grinds a< much as the busy one.
The man who cuts a dash as a plunger
in the swim often ends in a dive.
California fruit has become as much a
necessity as a fashion in New York.
There is an unco long train of ghosts
Ehadowing the memory of Senator Fair.
Every producer in California should be
gin preparations for an exhibit at the State
In the midsummer idleness of the East
there is stiil talk of Grover for a third
Nearly every county in the State has a
sanitary district right on hand as a side
Every publication of a lottery notice
tends to entice money away from home in
Collector Wise has almost taken our
breath away by referring to the "new
The Germans are preparing to do a great
deal of spectacular turning and twisting at
The original twist which disfigured the
first news of the Colima wreck is being
slowly s-traightened out.
When it comes time to pick fruit it is too
late to pick workingmen, and the orchard
ist must take what he can get.
The wrestling matci between the silver
faction and tbe goiu of Kentucky
Democracy shows signs of ending in a dog
The small attendance at the Topeka
filver Congress gives the country hope
that Kansas has at last got tired of poli
If the consumers of the State do their
duty by the home factories there will be
110 trouble about the prosperity of the
San Francisco is patriotic, Bays General
Schofield, and we must prove his words
true in the celebration of the National
The proposal to hold the next National
Republican Convention in May will suit us
as well as any other; our City is always
It is Uncle Sam who is now passing the
hat for a celebration fund, and he has an
uncomfortable w&y of looking very hard at
Bicyclists, for fear of being left, are
clamoring for a rule to keep to the right—
which confesses an original lamentable
Ignorance of the law of the road.
Experts have declared the Chicago drain
age canal will lower the water of the lakes
only about an inch, but the lake cities fear
if they give Chicago that she will take an
It might be interesting to inquire what
has been the conduct of a man who fears
that the publication of the truth concern
ing him might lead to' his assassination or
So prevalent is the joyous spirit in these
parts that it is hard to keep account of the
fiesta?? and festivals that dot the summer
days of California like jewels in the crown
of a queen.
Now that the Government has decided
that our Custom-house needs new furni
ture we have reason to assume that Cleve
land has heard of California's admission
to the Union.
See to it that the name of a California
manufacturer is on all the articles you buy
during the rest of this month, and see how
much happier and more patriotic you will
feel on the Fourth.
General Schofield has neglected to sug
gest that if this port should be bombarded
we have abundant gunning material in the
shape of Silurians for wads and cobble
stones for missiles.
The convention of Republican League
clubs at Cleveland will attend to the work
of organizing for the campaign, and leave
the National Convention of next year to
tix up the platform.
Since we have flowers enough to strew
the streets of nearly every city in the
State, we should be able to make a profit
able perfume industry out of the blossoms
not actuallyneeded for fiestas.
The San Joaquin farmers who are insur
ing their grain crops at ridiculously low
rates under the prevailing cutthroat sys
tem might reflect that it is rarely the best
things that cost the least money.
There is a grim irony in the fact that
France and\Russia have made the great
German festival at the opening of the
Baltic and North Sea canal the occasion
for making a particularly ostentatious dis
play of their alliance.
DON'T BE A DUPE.
If, as District Attorney Barnes says, it
should not be necessary to change the
laws in order to get reputable newspapers
to cease the 1 publication of lottery notices,
so also it should not be necessary to arrest
every ticket-seller in the City in order to
stop the dealing in tickets. The trade is
so nefarious and the buying of tickets is
such a wanton waste of money that no
legal penalties should be required to in
duce all people who have even a fair de
gree of intelligence to quit playing the
role of dupes.
The Call has published evidence show
ing that most of the lotteries operating in
this City are unmitigated swindles. Of the
lotteries making a pretense to the honesty
of gamblers who pay their bets, one half
the tickets are rank counterfeits. Of the
tickets that are genuine, not one in a thou
sand draws a prize. Over 500.000 tickets
have been confiscated by the police in this
City during the last few years, and not one
of them drew a premium. On this show
ing what chance can any intelligent man
see for his nioney in the game? There
ought to be a limit to the credulity, even
of the most innocent and the most san
guine. To persist in spending money for
the purchase of tickets which may be for
geries, may be fakes, and which have but
an infinitesimal chance of winning under
the best circumstances, is to afford another
evidence of the truth of the saying, "A fool
and his moDey are soon parted."
Tnese fa^ts are so well established and so
well understood that if new falsehoodsand
deceptions to delude the public were not
put forth every month, the common-sense
of the people would be sufficient to prevent
any widespread injury from the selling of
tickets. Unfortunately, however, such de
ceptions are easily put forth by the publica
tion of alleged prize drawings, and we re
gret that some of the best journals in the
City are not above making these publica
tions for hire. Persuaded by these much
advertised notices that certain ticket-hold
ers have drawn prizes, many otherwise
intelligent people are led to indulge the
hope that they may draw prizes next time.
By this means the lottery flourishes, the
swindlers have their profits and the people
lose their money.
We are confident our contemporaries
would cease the publication of these de
ceptive notices if the consequences of their
acts were impressed upon them by the
Civic Federation and other organizations
made up of men of weight and influence.
Failing this, we must appeal to the people
tc cease to be the dupes of swindlers. A
single dollar is worth more than a thou&and
tickets of the best lottery that ever existed
in this country, and more than ten thou
sand of such tickets a3 are peddled about
our streets. To buy tickets is not only un
lawful, but Billy. The law has made the
lottery a crime, and the lottery has made
itself a fraud.
THE CONTEST BEGINS.
The fact that the Washington Post deems
it expedient to open a fight against the
proposition of holding the Republican
National Convention at San Francisco is
sufficient to indicate that the matter is
receiving serious attention in the centers
of political activity. That is a fine point
It is reasonable and generous to assume
that the Post, in arraying its arguments
against San Francisco, is perfectly sincere.
Its objections, briefly stated, are inade
quacy of hotel, railroad and telegraphic
accommodations, and the distance and
time involved. That is all.
With regard to hotel accommodations,
the Call has shown that outside of Chi
cago and possibly New York, San Fran
cisco has more extensive hotel accommo-
dations than any other city in the country ;
that the commercial and family hotels
alone can accommodate 8000 strangers
above their usual business, by reason of
the fact that there is an extraordinary
number of these establishments in the
City. This is accounted for in the fact
that we have no apartment houses and
that the greater cost of maintaining pri
vate establishments gives rise to this
peculiar condition. These accommoda
tions can be nearly doubled by the remark
ably large rooras-to-let, restaurant and
private house accommodations. If we can
arrange, as we did several years ago, to
accommodate 12,000 person*, on the occa
sion of the National Encampment of the
Grand Army, we can easily accommodate
more than 15,000 now. New Orleans, a
smaller city, has cared for 25.000 visitors
at its Mardi Gras celebration. It is not
likely that the National Convention will
bring more than 8000 visitors, and the
regular hotels, boarding-houses, lodging
houses and restaurants can accommodate
The assurance given by the president of
the Hotel Association that not only will
there be no overcharging, but that dele
gates will receive special low rates, ought
to be consoling, especially when it is re
flected that the ordinary rates here are
low, and the restaurants are the best and
cheapest in the world.
As for the objection that the distance is
great and the time occupied in covering it
would be long, that is true; but this hap
pens to be one of the strongest arguments
in favor of the proposition, as we shall
show. That any objection should be
raised on the score of inadequate railroad
facilities is miserably absurd. The South
ern Pacific alone can handle the travel,
and this leaves out of the account the
Santa Fe, the Union Pacific, the Northern
Pacific, the Great Northern, the Canadian
Pacific and other overland lines that have
terminal facilities in San Francisco.
This brings us to a consideration of the
telegraphic facilities. It is true that these
do not offer a large margin for newspaper
"specials," but it is also true that all the
news agencies can be fully accommodated,
besides all the private business appertain
ing to the convention, and all this in addi
tion to the regular business from the coast.
If there is a newspaper in the Union that
would not be glad to be rid of the enor
mous extra expense of several pages of
special telegrams daily, costing incredible
sums of money, we should be pleased to
know where it is published.
The advantages of holding the conven
tion here are these: The intelligence and
patriotism of the Republican party can see
and understand the needs and resources of
a vast territory in which the future devel
opment of the country is to find exercise,
and that is where the advantage of the
long trip is found ; the expense would be
hardly any greater than if the convention
were held in the East; a vast annoying
rabble of hangers-on would be left behind,
and, best of all, the visitors will find in
California a lavish hospitality, the hearti
ness of which the severer conditions pre
vailing in other parts of the country effect
We took occasion a short time ago to call
attention to the way in which trimmers on
the money question have been juggling
with the word "bimetallism" in an effort
apparently to deceive the people. The
latest sinner in this respect is the New
York Press, which gravely informs a cor
respondent thai bimetallism means the use
of both gold and silver coins, and that as
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 1895.
the United States uses both metals in this
way, it already enjoys therefore a bimetal
lic system of currency.
The objection to the definition given by
the Press is that if the use of silver as well
as gold in our coinage gives us bimetallism,
the use of nickel gives us trimetallism,
the use of copper gives us quadro-metal
lism, and, inferentially, as the United
States not only uses all these metals for
money, but also makes use in addition of a
considerable quantity of paper money, it
might be said that our currency is based
on a quadro-metallo-papyral system.
Papers and politicians who undertake to
instruct the people on the monetary issue
might as well understand now as later,
that in the coming campaign the people
are not going to be influenced by the de
ceptive use of technical terms. Free
traders might as well attempt to carry this
country again with their old cry of "tariff
reform," as for the gold-standard men to
try for victory with the cry of bimetallism.
We do not mean to imply that the gold
standard may not win, for it is too early to
prophesy about 1896. We do say, however,
that if it wins it will win on its merits, and
there will be no honor in the victory for
any one who tries to deceive the people
into the belief that this country at the
present time has & bimetallic system of
AN EASY JUSTICE.
The dismissal of the charge of assault to
murder in the case of J. K. Emmet Jr.
seems illustrative of the peculiar light in
which justice is regarded by some of the
magistrates of this City. We respectfully
suggest that the following colloquy, re
ported in yesterday's Call, furnishes an
exceptional inspiration to some author of
comic opera. It should be first explained
that on the night of June 8, according to a
prevalent account, Emmet shot at his wife,
but that her arm, acting under an instinc-
tive ascending impulse, struck the pistol
upward, and that when she found herself
in the Receiving Hospital she was pleased
to learn that the mark on her temple, sup
posed at first to have been made by a bul
let, was caused only by a blow from the
butt end of the weapon. Now comes the
pretty colloquy in the Police Court :
"When the case was called husband and
wife were present. Judge Campbell asked
if the complaining witness was present and
Mrs. Emmet stood up. The Judge re
marked that no complaint has been sworn
" 'No,' said Mrs. Emmet, 'I will not
swear to a complaint against my husband.'
" 'Then you refuse to prosecute him?'
" 'Yes, sir.'
" 'Has he been in the habit of ill treatine
" No, sir. He has always been a good
husband to mo and he has promised to be
good in the future.'
"'As there is no complaint,' said the
Judge, 'I will have to dismiss the case,'
and husband and wife walked out of the
If this performance was meant to be seri
ous instead of an amusing comedy it seems
to mean that according to this particular
committing magistrate's idea of justice
Mr. Emmet's offense was against his wife
and not against "the peace and dignity of
the people of California," and that if Mrs.
Emmet condones, the people would be rude
It is a wise custom, sanctioned by usage
and public sentiment, that accords to
judges and magistrates a wide latitude in
the exercise of a personal judicial discre
tion. This is fortilied in cases of the Em
met kind by a prevailing sentiment that
any sort of interference with family jars
bears a character bordering on the sacri
legious. The judge or magistrate who at
tempts to steer wisely between his duty to
the law and his exercise of a personal dis
cretion must be either weak if be is over
rigid or great if he is overlenient. To what
extent this particular magistrate feels it
proper to rely on a reputation for sagacity
that would enable him to exercise a discre
tion which makes the law secondary to a
wise public policy it is not necessary for us
to discuss. But all of us retain the privi
lege of believing that the magistrate who
has taken the course that has been fol
lowed in this case must be so powerful in
private worth and official prestige that his
overshadowing personality is more benefi
cent than the law.
Over the great banquets which will cele
brate the opening of the Baltic and North
Sea canal, as hung over the feast of
Damocles, hangs a sword suspended
by a single thread. The Hag of
France will be gallantly displayed
with those of other nations in the grand
naval parade, but the world will not miss
the significance of the order of the munici
pal authorities of Toulon that in their city
the tricolor shall hang at half-mast. The
Russian flag will float also in the proces
sion, but it will be so allied with that of
France as to be affected somewhat by the
Toulon incident, and will rather threaten
than promise aught to the Kaiser. Thus,
however rich and sumptuous the banquet
may be, the presence of the menacing
sword will be everywhere visible.
The presence of this menace, however,
will not mar the general gayety of the fes
tivities. In fact, the threat of war in
Europe, like the cry of "wolf" in the old
fable, has been so often repeated that the
world has ceased to be alarmed by it.
Even the ostentatious display at Kiel of
the French and Russian alliance will not
cause any serious disturbance among the
nations. The stock exchanges will not be
affected by it. Even the men who are the
most certain the war must come sooner or
later are comfortable at present in the be
lief it will not break out this year. The
sword above the feast is, indeed, visible,
but all are assured the thread will withhold
it from falling.
in this condition of present peace, con
fronted by the imminent possibility of war,
the diplomatists of the nations will vie
with one another in giving assurances of
peace, and every effort will be made to
show honor to each. It is almost certain
therefore that the banquets and other fes
tivities of the occasion will be the most
lavish, splendid and brilliant exchange of
international courtesies the world has ever
seen. The naval pageant will, of course,
far exceed anything of the kind ever before
attempted, and thia will be a stimulus
toward making the fetes on land equally
impressive, beautiful and splendid. Taken
altogether the spectators will probably be
treated to the most superb display of power,
magnificence and glory the world has seen,
and yet over it all falls the shadow of that
heavy unsheathed sword.
It will not be for nothing that as the
superb array of battle-ships move together
along the new canal the flag of France will
hang at half-mast in Toulou. There ia in
these great vessels, with their steel armor
and their mighty guns, a vaticination of
days of mourning when other flags, as well
as that of France, will droop from the staff.
No man can foresee when those days will
come. There may be many years for mer
chant vessels to pass undisturbed to and
fro along the canal in peaceful commerce
before its waters are fretted by the passage
of a fleet going forth to war, and it is in
that hope the people of Germany and of
Europe generally will reioice during the
week. In the meantime there is dread, for
the Kaiser is to speak, and it is known the
Kaiser's tongue has more than once threat
ened to very suddenly bring down the
EVIL COMES WITH GOOD.
The bicycle is responsible for the raising
of certain ethical questions which will
require new adjudications. We can over
look the fact that it has developed as an
efficient agent in the progress of the train
robbing industry, for that is a practical
rather than an ethical consideration ; and
now that the doctors have declared judi
cious exercise on the machine to be whole
some, the only matters with wnich we
have to deal are those which concern the
bearing of the pastime on moral questions.
It was announced recently that an East
ern church decided that "wheeling" on
Sunday was unbecoming in the members
of the congregation, and that riding to
church on a bicycle was not to be tolerated.
More recently has come the assertion tnat
teachers of a certain school secured per
mission to dismiss their classes by reason
of the great heat, and that on the same day
and in the same heat they were detected in
the act of enjoying the day on their
However lightly some persons may be
inclined to regard these evidences of the
demoralizing effect of bicycling, it is the
part of wisdom to accept them as the
heralds of more general and far-reaching
disturbances. The time was in this coun
try when the fiddle was regarded as Satan 'a
special implement of soul-destruction, and
even the railroad and the telegraph were
thought to fly in the face of Providence.
It is only very recently that the Chinese in
California became convinced that a pho
tographer did not capture their souls with
his camera, and the outgrowth of their
information is a number of photograph
galleries conducted by Chinese themselves.
Such is the experience of all radical
innovations; and the world never grows so
old in wisdom but that the nations thereof
look for evil rather than benefit in im
provements which are new and startling.
In some parts of Spain and India vaccin
ators and sanitary officers are still greeted
with stones. The bicycle is undergoing
this test, and it must combat that instinct
which leans toward conservatism. It is
not necessary to inquire if there is some
thing of the divine in this almost fierce
natural opposition to innovation, for if we
did so the whole question of evolution
would be raised. It is more pleasant to
watch the course of the bicycle as it tools
fileefiiily forward, receiving more bruises
than it jrives, and presenting a froiit more
cheerfully audacious than that which any
other great innovation lias uarcd to wear.
THE FERRY FOUNDATIONS.
The report of Professors Frank Soule
and Charles D. Marx, who were appointed
by the Board of Harbor Commissioners to
investigate the ftrry foundations, gives to
the controversy of the subject a close that
will afford no little satisfaction to thp
public. It puts an end to the fears that
the foundations were being badly con
structed, that the material used was unlit,
and that wheO completed they wouid
afford hut an insecure base for the struc
ture to be placed upon them.
The professors find that the piling is
substantial, the cement excellent, the s&nd
satisfactory, the sione of pood quality and
the work of construction efficient in every
respect. Assuming that twenty net tons
is about the load a pile should sustain, it
was found by actual experiment that a
load of forty-five tons per piie for twenty
four hours did not move the pile, and that
a group of four piles sustained twenty tons
per pile for four days without any signs of
The conclusions of the experts were that
the foundations are sufficient in strength
and probable durability to sustain the
weight of the superstructure which it is
proposed to rest upon tiiem and that the
tow.er designed in the plans adopted by the
Commissioners will not be a cause of undue
strain upon the substructure. These con
clusions, baaed upon true thorough tests
made, and coming from men of such au
thority in such matters as Professors Sonic
and Marx, will satisfy all intelligent men
of impartial minds as to the adequncy of
the structure and the quality of the ma
terial used. We may consider, therefore,
that the controversy on the subject is
ended and the people will have no other
desire now than to see the work pushed to
a speedy completion.
Santa Rosa has another live newspaper
called the Morning Star, issued by P'elix G.
Head. At the head of the editorial column
the following poetical enunciation of the
Star's position in the journalistic world
Ycu may talk and you may boast
Of the papers on the coast,
But the Star of Santa Rosa takes the cake,
It always will be civil,
But it fears not man nor divil,
And you will always find it wide awake.
Already the editor has found it incum
bent on him to advertise that a reward of
$10 will be paid for information that will
lead to the arrest and conviction of any
person or persons caught stealing the Star.
If he did not run such a good paper no
advertisements of that kind would oe
SPIRIT OF THE PRESS.
Every farmer who lives in San Joaquin
County can afford to give the right of way for
the Valley railroad. It is the only mortgage
lifter in sight.— Stockton Independent.
If our own Steve Elkins wants the delegation
from New Mexico for President he can have it
beyond a doubt. Elkins deserves any favor in
the gift of the people of New Mexico.—Albu
querque (N. M.) Citizen.
As yet the Lake Washington canal has not
given employment to any considerable number
of people, and the fact cannot be too widely
known, for there is no use in people flocking to
Seattle to get work on it.— Seattle Times.
The investigation at San Francisco is bring
ing out abundant evidence that the Colima
was badly loaded, badly commanded and need
lessly sacrificed. There Is good ground for a
damage suit in behalf of every person drowned
with her.— Portland Oregonian.
The leading newspapers of both California
and Washington report popular movements for
the use of home-made goods. Oregon should
not be behind her neighbors, and we should
work also every day in the week to get more
concerns turning out home-made goods.—
Salem (Or.) Statesman.
The life of the late becretary Gresham, like
those of Lincoln and Jackson, is another in
spiration for American poor boys. He was
born in a log cabin in a then far western iet
tlement; had to work for a living, eventually
came very near to the Presidency, *z.& died in
next to the highest office in the land.— San
While looking after trainers of a suitable
stamp to draw out the best within the chil
dren, we should not omit the essentials of the
schoolyard Jor recreation that will expand the
lungs and give healthful exercise to the limbs.
Children active in outdoor games make the
best students, for they are apt to show life and
vigor in all they may undertake to master in
the schoolroom.— Gilroy Advocate.
The sincerity of Colonel Crocker in stating
that the Crocker Estate Company will aid the
right-of-way committee of the new road admits
of no reasonable doubt. It is a good business
proposition for the Crockers. They have about
$5,000,000 worth of land hereabouts, the ralne
of which would be enhanced at least 25 per
cent by the building of the new Valley road
through Merced.— Merced Sun.
The establishment of colossal manufacturing
enterprises in a new country is always more or
less hazardous, but small plants can live and
increase their output as the growth of the
country warrants. The tendency is io start in
on too large a scale with too often disastrous
results. In the long run the small industries
will prove of greater value to the community
and more profitable to those interested in
them.— Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Judging from the amount of foreign capital
invested, the European men of money are
more alive to the excellent opportunities
offered by this country than our own capital
ists. The latter put entirely too much money
into manufacturing, commercial and agricul
tural enterprises in the semi-civilized repub
lics of Central and South America. The re
turns from some of these ventures are good,
but of tener there are no returns.— lnyo Inde
UP TO BATE IDEAS.
The society to aid shipwrecked sailors at
Boulogne, France, has recently adopted two
improved life-saving appliances for use along
the coasts; One is an apparatus for launching
lifeboats beyond the surf line and the other Is
a new line device for carrying baskets in which
shipwrecked men are pulled ashore.
In L'lllustration a description is given at
some length of the method of launching life
boats beyond the surf line. In the launching
apparatus an incline is built irom the shore a
good distance out into the water. The lifeboat
is held in a horizontal position on a carriage
which is let down to the wp.ter by means of a
cable coiled around a drum. If the water
reaches the boat ia this horizontal position
when the end of the incline is reached the
boat simply floats off. If the tide is out the
boat can be made to incline by depressing the
supports which hold it in a horizontal position,
and the launch is almost as easy as when there
is no necessity for this action.
The carriage for the boat slides down two
rails. The life-savers take their places in the
craft before it starts down the incline. A
pilot stands in the bow with » boat book to
» hove the craft oft"wh»n it strikes the water,
and another is in the .stern to guide the rud-
der. The inventor is an engineer, named
I'oilly. The boat and £lidi;if» apparatus, with
the crew on board,' weigH about ten tons. It
has been tried successfully, and has see.area
the commendation of numerous life-saving so
cieiles. ■ .
The second contrivance is an endless roy.e in
pulleys wbirh la pulled on board the ship
wrecked era :'t by a small line that is shot out
toil. The basket is suspended by the upper
]>:irt O! the mop and the lower part steadies the
carriage as it is brought in.
Dr. O. L. Barton of Rockland is a guest at the
Dr. S. S. Charles of Suisun is staying at the
Senator Thomas Flint oi San Juan is a guest
at tiie Grand.
R. M. Green, a mfniug man of Oroville, is a
guest at the Grand.
W. E. Griffin, a mining man of Reno, is stop
ping at the Palace.
Thomas Derby, a merchant of New Almaden,
is a guest at the Palace.
Harvey Lindley, an attorney of Los Angeles,
is a guest at the Palace.
Archibald Young, an attorney of Hanfcrd, is
registered at the Grand.
G. W. Woodworrh, a banker of Stnnforth. Vt. (
is a guest at the California.
W. H. Clary, a merchant and mining man of
Sheep Ranch, is at the Lick House.
Dr. J. W. Wood, U.S.N.. stationed at Mare
Island, is stopping at the California.
Judge J. C. Daly of Ventura arrived last
night and is staying at the California.
W. A. Rogers, an Amalie mining man, came
down yesterday and put up at the Lick.
Charles Kerr, a stock dealer and raiser of
Bakerstield, is staying at the Russ House.
H. A. Unrah, Baldwin's agent at Los Angeles,
arrived last night and is staying at the Bald
P. McCrea, a well-known bridge and railroad
contractor of Hanford, i.s registered at the Lick
Captain William Banning, owner of Santa
Catalina Island, registcied at the Palace yes
J. T. Dußois, wife and son, arrived from
Washington, D. C, yesterday and are staying
at the Lick.
C. O. Johnson, a railroad man of San Luis
Obispo, was one of yesterday's arrivals at the
Wallace T. Taylor, superintendent of the
Kern County Land Company, registered at the
Russ House last night.
L. P. Sage, proprietor of Congress Springs
Hotel, Santa Clara County, was one of yester
day's arrivals at the Lick.
W. N. Hilgarten, a capitalist of London, Eng.,
is stopping at the California. Mr. Hilgarten is
making c tour of America.
James T. McDougal, a merchant of London,
Eng., is a guest at the Occidental. Mr. Mc-
Dougal is making a tour of the world.
A. J. Muir, division superintendent of the
Southern Pacific Company of Los Angeles, is in
town with his family. He was given a vaca
tion of thirty days, which he intends to spend
in the East with his wife and children.
SUPPOSED TO BE HUMOROUS.
"Is Bunklns as good as his word?" asked one
'•I guess he is," replied the other. "His word
isn't good for anything."— Washington Star.
"I hear that you are engaged to a girl with
an ideal. You are likely to find that sort of girl
pretty hard to get along with."
"Oh, I guess lam all right. You see, I am
the ideal."— Cincinnati Tribune.
Minnie— She is just full of tact, don't you
Mamie— l don't know. She seems to find
more room for ice-cream soda than any other
girl can get.— lndianapolis Journal.
Rubberneck Bill stood looking down at the
inanimate form of his thirty-seventh.
"For a greaser," said Bill, "he put upapurtr
"That's what," assented Soapless Joe. "Pity
he had to go. Fer, if he was a greaser, his
heart came mighty near bein' in the right
"It is lucky fer me that Jt wuz. S'posen when
I plugged him that it had been on the other
side."— Cincinnati Trihnn«
AROUND THE CORRIDORS.
Captain A. J. Hutchison, one of the largest
orange-growers in the State, is stopping at the
Lick House. He is much encouraged over the
outlook for California oranges in the East, and
is confident that in the course of time they will
bo used almost exclusively— that is, that they
will be given the preference. In speaking last
night about the orange groves around Lindsey,
his home, he said:
"Five years ago all that section of country
was nothing but a vast wheatfleld. To-day I
can stand on my front porch and see 1200
acres of young trees and all in a flourishing
condition. The Lindsey Land Company first
put in a few trees as an experiment. A season
told us that oranges would thrive there as well
as in any section of California, but tirst we
must have water. The company developed a
lot of fine wells, and to-day there is not a
better watered section in all California.
"The company divided the land into ten-acre
lots, put the trees out, and sold only to honest
enterprising settlers. In two years' time the
trees on 1000 of the 1200 acres planted will
commence to bear, and then you will see a
tidal wave of prosperity sweep over that entire
section of country. Our oranges then have a
decided advantage over those in extreme
Southern California in that they mature about
six weeks earlier. This of course gives us am
ple time to get them off to market and of
course secure the highest possible price.
"I made a small shipment East this year
that they might be compared with the Florida
oranges. The result was in every particular
satisfactory, and I am told by the Eastern deal
ers that they will take all I can ship.
"This year we planted about 100 acres in
young oranges, and so far have not lost a tree.
Scale have not troubled them in the least. We
also have hundreds of acres in lemons, and
they are doing just as well as the orange
W. A. Shephard, formerly County Clerk of
Fresno, tells of a novel means of providing
cheap fuel at Clovis. Clovis is a town twelve
miles from Fresno that has grown up at the
terminus of the liume of the Pine Ridge Flume
and Irrigation Company which taps the lum
ber regions of the Pine Ridge lifty miles dis
"On the completion of the flume they began
floating down lumber from Pine Ridge," he
said, "and built a planing-mill and box factory.
This they ran with the refuse lumber and saw
dust. Soon afterward a flourmill %vas built
about 100 yards from the box; factory. These
were connected by a big wooden chute, and
now the engines of the flourmill are kept alive
by sawdust which is blown through the chute
from the box factory.
"This is the only really live part of Fresno
to-day," he continued. "An Eastern firm is
KOing to build a larire furniture factory there.
The manager told me that because of the quan
tity and quality of yellow and sugar pine there
were at least twenty-five articles that could be
made there cheaper than in the East. Then,
too, when they begin to conduct electricity
from Kings River Clovis Will be twelve miles
nearer the source of the power than Freeno and
will have that much advantage."
James T. JleDougall, a prominent merchant
of London, England, is making a tour of the
world for the benefit of his health. His wife
•'I left London last Christmas," he said last
night, "»•!(! I was just about as sick a man as
you ever saw. I visited all over America, but
failed to find the slightest relief until I struck
''le sunuy shores of California. 1 went to San
Jose and visited the southern portion of the
State in my travels. Today lam a well man,
and I attribute it all to the magnificent climate
■'I have only been in San Francisco for a few
days, but I want to say that you have a mag
nificent City. In fact I have fallen quite in
love with the place. Your streetcar system is
the finest I ever saw, and the people are the
most businesslike set I have met with in all
my travels. With your land-locked har
bor, almost large enough to hold
all the ships in the world, and
the increased railroad facilities that you
are soon to have I see no reason why San Fran
cisca Hhould not become one of the largest
cities on the American Continent. From what
I can learn of this country the gradual ten
dency is westward, and of course all this is
bound to help San Francisco more or le6s. Yes,
you have a groat City here."
Charles Kerr, the veteran horseman and
stock-raiser of Bakersfield. Is spending a few
days In the City, and is quartered at the Russ
lloupp. Mr. Kerr has a string of flyers at the
Bay District tract and one object of his present
viMt is tc look after them.
"Of course I am more interested in fine stock
than anything else just now," he safd, "though
I generally stop long enough to see
what "Ts eoing on arounf me. I am
j :ist from Bakersfield, and I can honestly say
that I never saw things look so bright there as
they do at present. The people are all in good
humor; houses are being built right and left,
and there is a general feeling that hard times
are over. The crop outlook throughout that
entire section of country is magnificent, which
of itself is enough to make us all feel good and
at the same time kindly toward each other.
"By the way, the Call under the new man
agement is one of the best thought .of papers
that reach Bakersfield."
PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT.
The Mikado of Japan is fond of football and
can kick a good game.
Lionel Brough.the com t. 'liar, was the first
publisher of the London Daily Telegram.
Mr. Howell says that hereafter he intends to
give his autograph only to such askerg as can
furnish proof that they have read some book
AVilliam Franz August Hermann Prosco
witsky of New York has just had his name
changed to Williams. His friend 9 insisted upon
calling him "Scotch Whisky," and as he is not
a drinking man he did not like it.
Lord Dunravon has had the most versatile
career of any peer of England. Besides being
the most famous of British yachtsmen, he has
been a successful war correspondent, a bril
liaijrt steeplechase rider, a daring big game
hunter and a popular society leader in the
Senator George f. Hoar of Massachusetts has
found that John Sherman, the first town clerk
of AVatertown, Mass., who served about 250
years ago. was his ancestor, and also an an
cestor of General Sherman. This is proved by
papers which have recently come into Senator
Field Marshal Lord Wolseley, by accepting
his colonelcy of the Royal Horse Guards be
comes a gold stick in waiting. The office was
created by King Charles 11, who gave to the
captain of the Life Guards on duty an ebony
staff with a gold head, making him responsible
for the safety of the King, while the second in
command received a staff with a silver head
Erhardt Bruder of Newark has brought suit
against the General Electric Company for
$5000 damages alleged to have been sustained
while at work at the mercury pumps used for
exhausting air from incandescent lamp bulbs
He says that his system is thoroughly impreg
nated witn the metal. Other men whose health
has been damaged in this manner are watch
ing the case with interest.
Bacon Printing Company, 508 Clay straat.
BraosG hoarhound candy, 15c lb. Townsend's.*
Palace sea baths, 715 Filbert street now
open for summer swimming season.
Finest ■ sauternes, haut-sauterueg and dessert
wines. Mohns & Kaltenbach, 29 Market street.*
f rt T K he f°f a w ge ?u d c lemon are both said
to be fatal to the cholera bacillus. Placed
}°J^ct with the cut surface of the fruit
the bacteria survive but a few hours.
thTl B KD . I l COpl l SbOald consider the dangers which
threaten m em because of their weaknesses. Hood's
SarsaparlUa vitalizes the | blood . which feeds the
nerves and give, renewed strength. ■ ■ ,-:
".Mri.Wlnilow'B Soothing Syrup"
Has been used over Qfty years by millions of moth
-1 their children while Teething with perfect
success. It soothes the child, softens the gums, al
i? ? *la v C"reS Wlnd COUc plates the Bowel,
7, |J , St remedy *°* Diarrhoeas, whethei
arising from teething or other causes. For sale by
Druggists In every part of the world. Be sure ana
ask for Airs. Wlnslow's Boothing Syrup. iOo a
Fresh Arrival of_Latest Patterns!
BEST VALUE EVER OFFERED.
QKA PAIRS HEAVY NOT-
OUV TINGHAM CURTAINS,
54 inches wide and full 3>' yards <£ | _/%
long. SALE PRICE »P 1 -50
3A A PAIRS NOTTINGHAM
VU CURTAINS.in handsome CO r\e\
Brussels pattern. SALE PRICE 4>^.UU
OKA PAIRS NOTTINGHAM
£OU CURTAINS, in Guipure
and Brussels effects. C*> PA
SALE PRICE «I>^.OU
AA A PAIRS NOTTINGHAM
CURTAINS, in Ham-
burg, Brussels and Guipure ef« C"2 r\r\
fects. SALE PRICE 4>*>.UO
STYLISH and CHEAP
At $6.50, $7.50 and $10.00
MOISijIETAIRE SUEDE GLOVES.
NEW! AT ygC 3Ntex7«7-i
ALL COLORS, WITH BLACK STITCHING.
G.VERDIER & CO.,
S. E. Cor. Geary St. and Grant Aie., S. P.
I IJJJJU 1 IIItIKJ
s BRANCH HOUSE,
223 SOUTH BROADWAY,
Still Continues With Unabated Success.
Special Sale of Tan Shoes This Week
LADIES' TAN OXFORDS, Louis © \ AA,
XV heels, reduced to tJVi.UU
Sold elsewhere at $6.00.
LADIES' TAN OXFORDS. Lonis ©OKA
XV heels, reduced to eJpO.UU
Sold elsewhere at $5.00.
LADIES' COMMON SENSE ©9 X A
TAN OXFORDS reduced to
LADIES' FINE WHITE CAN- ©4) £A
VAS TIES reduced to- •".... «p^.OU
GENTS' TAN SHOES REDUCED ALSO
. TO BED-ROCK PRICES.
ANY STYLE of HERBER'S ONLY
SHOES in the house for © 4 AA
ladies and gents tjJjTC.UI/
GENTLEMEN'S ENGLISH ONLY
WAUKENPHASTS, calf or <2»£ A A
patent leather, in any style. «JJ)O.UII
Store Open SatnrdayEvenings to 10 o'clock
122 Kearny Street.
i» Tgitifnti iHMn iilhri i i Y <r^i*r>iHiif ■TV, i ifTT ■ nlm i i«l
Jk JL«JLi A. JEL JLIJUI
Parlor— Silt Brocatelle, 5-plece suit, pliiah
Bedroom— 7-pleoe Solid Oak Salt, French Bevel-
plate Glass, bed, bureau, washstand. two chairs,
rocker and table; pillows, woven-wlre and lop
Dlniiie-lioom— Extension Table, four
Solid Oak Chairs.
Kitchen— No. 7 Range, Patent Kitchen Table
and two chairs. .
Houses furnished complete, city or country, any-
where on the coast. Open evenings.
i. FRIEDMAN & GO.,
224 to 230 and 306 Stockton
and 237 Post Street.
Free packing and aellrrry mmm the bay.
TO CORPORATION, MERCHANTS AND
> A WELL-KNOWN BUSINESS MAN'" OF
x». means is desirous of obtaining a POSITION of
trust with a large legitimate concern, where if
everything Is satisfactory he can become person-
ally interested after six months' trial. Highest of
banking and mercantile references Riven.
Address O. M.. Box 64. Call Office
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