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SATURDAY JUNE 39, 1895
Help the lire sufferers.
This is the time to be generous.
The Fourth should come first in our
A quick conscience is slow to commit
Charity is a safer investment than a
It appears we need more water as well as
Civic patriotism sometimes takes the
form of benevolence.
The fire taught a lesson, of course, but
will the city learn it?
In the anger of one's enemies lies the
hope of one's victory.
San Francisco must prove herself able
to take care of her people.
The Fourth of July will not miss any
inor.cy given to help the poor.
■\Vhen ihe wheels of our factories co
round our business will go straight.
The Santa Rosi women are queens who
know how to rule for the public good«
People who buy lottery tickets seek to
appease their hunger by gnawing a hie.
This is the day to leave orders for the
Sunday Call so as to be sure of getting it.
There are astonishingly few persons who
know how to let go of a thing when it
It is one of the anomalies of modern civ
ilization that the growler is a promoter of
The affairs of the State Normal School
at San Jose are hardiy in a normal con
The Rosebery Cabinet evidently desired
to resign responsibility but hoii on to the
Kentucky Democrats will ignore money
and make the campaign on Bourbon and
The Star of Empire westward takes its
way, but it should not be allowed to set
when it arrives.
The rebuilding of the burnt district will
be a local industry that should result in a
The French people are complaining that
too many industrious foreigners see Paris
and stay with it.
It took a greater fire than San Francisco
has ever experienced to make Chicago the
great city that it is.
China is regarding tie row between
Japan and Russia with a smile that is
childlike and bland.
A few more big fires and San Francisco
will say cood-by to the era of wooden
The Populists must have taken to the
woods this summer, for none are visible in
the middle of the road.
We are more apt to laugh at the mishaps
of others than study the ridiculous aspects
of our own shortcomings.
The orchardist who has a big crop of
apricots this year can be distinguished
anywhere oy the smile on him.
The decoration of the arch on Market
street should be well executed, for there is
plenty of scaffold to hang it on.
Using home products means the welfare
of our iuduatries, and using foreign prod
ucts means farewell to our money.
Convention or no convention, California
Democrats can find means of pushing one
another against the silver buzz saw.
The ring of the hammer and the whir of
machinery in the home factory form the
instrumental accompaniment for the song
Let us hope that the "chain of evidence"
which the police are drawing about the
Weber murderers will in good time become
a ropt that needs stretching.
TV c may be sure tha,t the bicycle is a ne
cessity and not a luxury when we are as
sured that fat persons use it to make them
thin and thin ones to make them fat.
The San Francisco Fire Department is a
wonderfully efficient institution, but in
Thursday night's fire it was providence
that changed the direction of the wind.
The brilliant nights which we have been
enjoying lately may be accounted for in
the fact that so many graduates have been
nailing their glowing banners to the stars.
The burned district south of Market
street, if covered with approximately fire
proof houses, would find a hundred-fold
more tenants clamoring for quarters than
it coukl accommodate.
f The trade winds, which are the salient
element of the healthfulness of the City,
create a menace in case of fires which
makes the liberal use of wood look like fly
ing in the face of providence.
There are no doubts that liberal con
tributions to the relief of the suffererß by
the fire will be forthcoming, but that is no
reason why any well-to-do citizen should
think his help is not needed.
Just as the insurance companies secure
an enormous accession of business im«
mediately after a startling fire, so the
owners of houses which are not tinder
boxes reap a rich harvest of tenants.
Incredible as are the hardships of the in
nocent sufferers from the great fire, one
cannot help realizing that it is only by
the threat of such disasters that we come
to regard the employment of sensible
building material as the wisest investment
cf money put into building improvements.
THE STATE PAIE.
Amid the conflicting attractions of other
things the producers of California should
not overlook the importance of preparing
for the State Fair. It is through that ex
position the people of the State arc to be
made acquainted with the products of the
State, and the home market enlightened
for a more extensive support of home in
Sacramento has already shown an appre
ciation of the fact that the annual State
Fair is one of her greatest advantages, and
has never failed to extend a generous aid
and hearty support to the Agricultural So
ciety in making them universally attract
ive and instructive to all classes of people.
The city, at the season of the year when
the fairs are held, is one of the most de
lightful OH the coast, and the hospitality
of the people joined to the pleasures of the
fair itself never fails to make the time
spent there as pleasant as possible to
every visitor. This year special efforts
are to be made by both the society and the
city, and as a consequence the fair will be
marked by an exceptional excellence ir.
It should not be left altogether to the
agricultural society and Sacramento, how
ever, to make the fair this year more than
ordinarily successful. Every section of the
State should assist. Ev§ry man who pro
duces anything of a high quality should
co-operate. There should be a general
ambition to make the fair a comprehensive
exposition of all the industries of the State
and a display of everything likely to aug
ment the demand for home goods among
our own people or attract custom from
It is scarcely necessary to say that San
Francisco should take the lead in this
work of promoting the fair. Our manu
facturers have much to sell to the people
of the interior, and our people constitute
the greatest local market for the products
of the interior. There is therefore a com
plete reciprocity of benelit* to be gained
by the City and the State from the greatest
possible development of the fair. The time
to prepare for it has come, and there
should be a general interest taken in the
subject by all producers who are eager to
advance the City by advancing the State.
HELP THE SUFFERERS:
The duty most urgent in its nature be
fore the well-to-do people of San Francisco
is that of providing relief for the sufferers
by the great h're. This duty Ls so urgent
that if it were necessary all others might
be postponed until its fulfillmeut. It will
not be necessary, however, to postpone
anything. In a city so populous, pros
perous and rich as San Francisco it will be
easy to raise the needed money without
putting an undue burden upon any in
dividual. No man need neglect his busi
ness or aeprive himself of any money re
quired for his home or his trade. It will
not even be necessaiy to check, hamper or
stint the preparations for the Fourth of
July. Much is not required nor asked of
any one person. Let every citizen in pro
portion to his means contribute to the re
lief fund so promptly started by our con
temjtorary, the Examiner, and the amount
needed to save the sufferers from destitu
tion will be easily obtained.
It should be borne in mind that those
who have suffered most by the lire are
those least able to bear it. Moreover, they
are men and women who deserve not only
the sympathy but the help of their fellow
citizens. They are themselves helpful to
the City and all who live in it, for they are
industrious working people who not only
are themselves producers, but consumers,
making a considerable part of the market
for home products. Their money does not
go abroad for foreign luxuries. It is ex
pended at home for the support of home
merchants and the benefit of home manu
factures. In a certain sense, therefore,
they have a claim on the public in their
hour of distress, and a people like ours
who have been so generous in responding
to appeals for aid for far-off lands cannot,
in common justice, ignore or pat aside the
appeal now made for those at home.
A crisis of this kind, which calls for aid
from all classes of people and in which
every dollar donated counts not only for
charity but for the upbuilding of the City,
can hardly fail to impress upon reflecting
minds another aspect of the criminal folly
of purchasing lottery tickets. Many a
kind-hearted man and woman who would
Jike to help their neighbors in this distress
will find themselves unable to do so,
because the dollar that would be of such
useful service now has been thrown awny
on a fake scheme, or perhaps a forgery to
The lesson taught in this way is made
the more impressive by the fact that at
this very time when the appeal for aid is
being made, some of our contemporaries
have published notices of a lottery draw
ing calculated to entice people to spend
their money for the worthless tickets of the
concern. Intelligent men and women will
need no argument to emphasize the lesson
taught by the juxtaposition of the appeal
for aid and the lottery notice. The lesson
to be learned is clear. Beware of the lot
tery. Save your money so as to be able
not only to provide for yourself and your
family, but to help your neighbors when
overtaken by some swift disaster like that
of Thursday night, which brings hundreds
to distress and threatens many with ab
THE DENVER OUTRAGE.
Denver has just produced one of those
disgraceful sensations which arise out of
the wish of the people, on one hand, for an
honest administration of the city govern
ment, and, on the other, the tendency of
public officers to betray the trust reposed
in them. The Aldermen— at least, a ma
jority of them— were elected on a distinct
pledge not to perpetuate the shameful con
tract existing between the city and, the
water company. Recently there have
been such indications of a falling from
grace on the part of one of the members —
one Emery, whose vote on behalf of the
people's interest was necessary to destroy
the old corrupt compact— that the citizens
have attended the meetings of Alder
men with unaccustomed assiduity. A very
stormy scene occurred the other night
when Emery voted to extend the obnoxious
contract fifteen years, but a demonstration
on the part of the audience prevented the
final passage of the measure. Then at a
secret meeting the vote was passed. The
Aldermen escaped by the windows to their
homes, and a heavy patrol of police pre
vented a lynching.
This is particularly unfortunate for Den«
ver just now, for after suffering severely
from the hard times and a most unjust
railroad discrimination it had secured the
services of the Interstate Commerce Com
mission to right the worst of its wrongs
and was getting into an excellent position
to enjoy the benefits of the natural wealth
with which its territory abounds. The
corrupt influence of both the water. and
street railway companies has been an old
Bore, which the last election was intended
to heal. The prospect therefore was
bright. There would be no more scandals,
no more robbery, no more outrages, and
as the fortunes of Denver are so closely
allied to those of San Francisco our people
were feeling a generous reflex of the glow
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 1895.
of satisfaction and hope that animated the
gem cilv of the Colorado plains.
Now comes this shameful episode to up
set many of the fondest hopes of the city.
The amount in money which this corrupt
bargain into which it has been betrayed
involves is an infinitesimal part of the
whole injury that will accrue. Throueh
the defeasance of one man upon whose
fidelity the city had depended comes a
train of evils of immeasurable harm and
the hard fight must be made all over again.
The evidence of a sense of outrage which
the people have civen is, however, the
most hopeful of all possible things. It
shows that official knavery will not be
tolerated, and this means that the people
themselves have a high and earnest spirit.
No form of rascality can long prevail
against such a sentiment as that, and
more than likely there will be a greater
gain than loss by the scandal.
There is no news in the announcement
made by Dr. David T. Day, chief of the
mining statistics division of the Geo
logical Survey, that small diamonds in
appreciable numbers are found in the
auriferous gravels of California, particu
larly in the Placerville region, for it has
beeu known for years that small dia
monds exist in these deposits. But there
is news in his assertion that W. P. Carpen
ter of Placerville has lately obtained two
diamonds, one weighing over seven grains
troy and the other six, and measuring
nearly a quarter of an inch in diameter.
This gives them a marketable value,
though not great.
Dr. Day adds two other matters of in
terest. One is that the formation in which
these are found is similar to that of dia-
mond mines, and the other is that frag
ments of diamonds have been discovered
after the rock has been passed through
stamp mills, showing that the gems have
been destroyed by the mills. All these
undoubted facts indicate the possibility of
rich diamond deposits in California. Mr.
Carpenter has been so encouraged by his
discoveries that he has determined to
work his mine for diamonds rather than
gold, though with care he, can secure both.
While diamonds, even small ones, are
not always found in auriferous gravels,
when found they are generally in suoh
gravels or those of like character. That is
to say, they exist in the drift of ancient
rivers, just such as abound along the west
ern slope of the Sierras. The origin of the
gem has never been determined to a cer
tainty, but it is agreed that whether the
carbon of which it is composed had a min
eral or a vegetable source it has been
brought to its crystalline form by the action
of the earth's internal heat, and hence that
the presence of free gold is congenial to it.
Not one placer miner in a thousand
would recognize a diamond if he should
discover one, particularly as in California
there is so great an abundance of quartz
crystal in the gold-bearing regions. The
forms of crystallization of these two sub
stances are markedly different, but for all
that an expert knowledge is required to
distinguish them. The diamond is all the
more difficult of detection by reason of the
fact that it is generally imbedded in a mat
rix of stone and could easily be allowed to
pass away unnoticed except by skillful
It would be one of the wonders of the
world if the abandoned placer diggings of
California should be discovered to carry
diamonds of a value surpassing that of the
gold which has been taken from them. At
least there seems to be good reason for a
more careful investigation of such possi
bilities than has ever been made.
FARMERS' .SUMMER SCHOOL.
The enterprise of Highland Grange,
near Wrights, in the Santa Cruz Moun
tains, in establishing "A Summer School
of Economics and Husbandry" for the
benefit of all interested in the problems of
rural life deserves high commendation aud
hearty support. There is no one who is
not interested in these problems, for upon
the operations of rural life the whole struc
ture of society rests. When the farmers
are prosperous the nation prospers. While
the farmers take wise action founded on
solid information and broad views regard
ing economic topics the security of our
social fabric is assured.
In this State the untiring efforts of the
faculty of the College of Agriculture in
the State University at Berkeley are bear
ing fruit in a widespread intelligence and
scientific direction of agricultural work,
and the longer course of the summer
school will accomplish proportionately far
more for its attendants than is possible in
the two or three days Farmers' Institutes,
valuable as these are.
The calling together of farmers for the
scientific study of economic subjects under
professional leadership is, so far as we
know, new, but the conception is one of
great value. There is no doubt that busi
ness men and some professional men are
able to live more comfortably than farm
ers mainly from their better knowledge
and wider views on economic subjects.
From the nature of their occupation
farmers mingle less than other classes with
their fellow men, and have less access to
books und public discussions ou subjects
of vital interest. With less information to
guide them, it is inevitable that their con
clusions and their actions should some
times not be the best for their own good
and the general welfare. What they need
most of all is contact with each other and
with men of other classes, and the serious
study and sober discussion of the problems
of the day in the language of the pros
pectus of the school, "Each rather seeking
to learn than striving to convince."
The connection of the State and Stan
ford universities with this summer school
insures instruction of the highest type,
and the connection of the Orange se
cures economical management. The fees
for all lecture courses have been
placed at the nominal rate of $2. The
location is charming; board is cheap;
tents will be rented for those ordering
them in advance for just the cost to the
management, and thotse bringing their own
tents will be subjected to no charge what
ever. The camp opens on July 27, and the
lecture courses continue two weeks, closing
with a grand three days' meeting at Santa
Cruz, at which the leading topics of the
day will be discussed by some of the
strong men of the State, all sides of con
troverted questions being represented by
their ablest advocates, and always with
reference to the conditions of rural rather
than of municipal life. The whole con
ception is not only novel, but exceedingly
useful and attractive to business men and
professional men, as well as to farmers.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
A correspondent calls to our attention
that at the convention of Republican
League clubs at Cleveland there was sub
mitted to the committee on resolutions one
declaring "that the American people from
tradition and interest favor bimetallism,
and the Republican party demands the
use of both gold and silver as standard
money, with such restrictions and under
such provisions to be determined as will
secure the maintenance of the parity of
values of the two metais. so the purchas
ing or debt-paying power of the dollar,
whether of silver, gold or paper, will be
at all times equal."
Our correspondent says the Grange
wishes to understand the meaning of the
resolution, and therefore he very properly
applies to the Call as a representative Re
publican paper to explain it. His question
is this: "Does the resolution mean that if
under existing law, supplemented by free
coinage or not, silver is presented at the
United States treasury to be exchanged
for gold, ia excess of the gold available for
exchange, that the United States shall
borrow gold enough to continue to make
the exchange forever?"
The resolution referred to was not
adopted by the convention nor the com
mittee, nor was it even subject to an elab
orate discussion. In the absence of any
explanation in debate we are not prepared
to say absolutely what the author meant
by it. We can assert, however, that no
resolution that even indirectly or by im
plication suggested a continuance of the
Cleveland policy of issuing bonds and in
creasing the public debt to borrow gold,
will ever be adopted or even seriously
offered in a Republican convention. The
author of this resolution undoubtedly in
tended it as a pledge to maintain the ex
isting system of money, but he had in
mind the fact that successive Republican
administrations have maintained this sys
tem without borrowing gold ; on the con
trary they have maintained it while con
tinually redeeming bonds and decreasing
the public debt year after year.
That such a question should have been
asked is but an evidence of the confusion
in the public mind on this much discussed
problem. This confusion results from
confounding the evils growing out of the
imbecility of the Cleveland administration
and the deficit tariff, with the factors
essential to tho monetary problem itself.
Restore to the country an efficient Govern
ment and a tariff that will protect our in
dustries and yield an abundant revenue,
and more than half the difficulties that
now involve the iinanciai issue will pass
away. What course the Republican party
will take when the question comes up for
practical solution we are not prepared to
say, for the conditions of that time may be
very different from those of to-day; but
every citizen may be well assured that it
will be a policy bearing no resemblance in
aims, methods or results to that by which
Cleveland, the free-traders and the money
mongers have reduced the country to such
distress in the past two years.
THE SUNDAY CALL.
In recognition of the fact that on Sun
day the readers of newspapers have more
time for reading than on other days and
that they look to their Sunday paper to
furnish a particularly fine treat, the Call
makes a special effort to produce a Sunday
issue which shall meet every demand.
To-morrow's Call will contain several
unique features, carrying out the estab
lished policy of giving a surprise every
week. Dan O'ConneJl, the delicious racon
teur, whose pen is equally facile in all the
ways of its employment, will have a quaint
conceit entitled "The Romance of a
Hovel"; E. C. Stock will contribute an
instructive aud pathetic sketch on "The
Children of the Poor at Play," and Tom
Gregory's graceful pen will be seen in a
strong study entitled "Joining Uncle
Sam's Naval Service." Alice Rix will teil
about the theaters in her sprightly way,
and her contribution will be illuminated
with Nankivell's genial caricatures.
Katherine Durham, whose experience in
a bookstore enables her to speak intelli
gently, will tell some exceedingly interest
ing things about "The Book-buyers of San
Francisco." Fashions for women and men
will be fully discussed, and the literary,
children's aud other departments will re
ceive due attention. All this and much
more will be in addition to the unequaled
news service of the Call.
Dr. J. Clark of Oilroy is at the Grand.
Senator Thomas Flint Jr. of San Juan is at the
I. C. Steele, a big rancher of Pescadero, is at
the Russ. .
Dr. A. G. Schloßser of Chicago is staying at
Dr. E. Woods of the navy is a guest at the
William D. McGilvray of Pasadena is a gueit
at the Grand.
Mayor Ken I T . Steiuman of Sacramento is
Btying at the Palace.
Senator £. C. Hart of Sacramento registered
yesterday at the Grand.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Janin have returned to
town and are again at the Palace.
Sheriff A. J. Uogard of Tehama County came
in from Red Bluff yesterdajfand put up at the
Edward O'Neil of the big straw-paper mills
at s<x ( ui'l came up yesterday and registered at
Mrs. Moses Hopkins arrived here from New
York yesterday and has taken apartmehts at
Mrs. Anna Morrison Reed oame down from
her home at Laytonville yesterday and regis
tered at the Russ.
G. W. P.oggs, a shipping and commission
merchant of Tracy, was one of yesterday's ar
rivals at the Rush.
Dr. K. W. King, Superintendent of the Insane
Asylum at Ukiah. was one of yesterday's ar
rivnls at the Grand.
S. S. Fulton, city passenger agent of the
Southern Pacific at Sacramento, was one of
yesterday's arrivals at the Grand.
W. F. Peterson, a merchant of Sacramento,
came down yesterday to join the axcunsion of
the commercial travelers to Santa Cruz.
C'harlex M. Coglan, secretary of the State
Bourd of Equalization, came down from Sacra
mento yesterday and is registered at the Lick.
J. M. McGee, a prominent attorney of Oro
ville, and his bride, arrived here on their
wedding tour yesterday and are staying at the
Hon. ffurte Hampton, United States Railway
Commissioner, returned to the Palace yester
day from Monterey, where ne has been for sev
eral days. __^
PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT.
In the Royal Palace of Servia lights are put
oat invariably by 11 o'clock, by order of the
The Sultan of Turkey, with the aid of his nu
merous wives, contrives to jspend annually
Jules Verne, inhisseventy-ninthyear.spendß
six hours a day regularly in literary work, aud
has five stories now in press.
The coronet worn by the Countess of Aber
deen on state occasions is distinguished by five
emeralds, which are the largest in the world.
Mr. Cassel, a Pennsylvania German, has a
library composed entirely of Bibles. The col
lection comprises nearly all the old and curi
Paul Bourget ie said to be the first "young
man" who has succeeded in winning a scat
among the immortals of the French Academy.
His age is 40 years.
The Emperor of Germany has granted a pen
sion of $105 a year to Miss Reis, the daughter
of Philip Reis, who, Germans assert, was the
real inventor of the telej/houe.
John T>. Rockefeller bias the amiable eccen
tricity of givlnc bicycles to his friends. Last
year he gave twenty-two wheels to his ac
quaintances, and this pete has already pre
sented sixteen to those oS his friends who, in
his opinion, ne«<l outdoor eucercise.
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The brichtfat journal on jtlie coast.' Boy it I •
AROUND THE CORRIDORS.
William Greer Harrison, playwright, author,
Roman umpire and poet, is deep in. the study
of a new discovery, not made by Mr. Harrison
himself, but by a musician in London.
He met Henry M. Bosworth. the organist,
yesterday In the Palace Hotel and at once took
the musician by the arm and led him off to a
"Bosworth," he began, "have you heard of
the latest marvel in the world of music?"
"No, Harrison. What is it?" answered the
organist, looking very much interested and
I drawing near the author in anticipation of
something exceptionally novel,' as Mr.' Harri
son does not display much interest unless he
has discovered something unusual.
"Simply this, Boswortb; There is a man in
London who has succeeded In making color
out of harmony and has been able to throw
the effect upon a, black screen."
"Hold on, Boswortti; don't get excited. Let
me explain further. You understand the rule
of three governs everything. Now,, for in-
WILLIAM GREER HARRISON TALKS OF MUSICAL DIS
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stance, there are three primary colors and
three combinations of sounds. That fact is
well known and needs no argument."
"Yes, I understand that perfectly."
"All right. Now to proceed. This fellow has
so arranged- Tils instrument that each vibra
tion represents a color or tone of color, and by
a delicate mechanical contrivance concen
trates the Found waves so that the result,
which is color, is cast upon the screen in the
shape of materialized shades or tints. Wait
now. liosworth. Let me explain fully. Take
A and let it represent red. All right. Now
when that A is struck us a full note the vibra
tion will, by means of perfect mechanical as
sistance, concentrate that amount of liprht tone
sufficient to throw v red color on the screen.
Another not© with lessor more vibration to
the touch might produce a pink tint, or a blue
color, or yellow, or whatever color its vibrat
ing force creates.
"Movement, of couree, is the essence of life.
You see, rlosworth, this man has taken advan
tage of the three primary colors and the three
combinations of tone which make music and
made them an affinity to each other. Wonder
ful, Bosworth, wonderful. Just think of the
possibilities it presents. Every time a note is
struck or a chord is played the colors which
represent its sound combinations appear on the
screen, and if the chord is not played correctly
the color plan is spoiled. It is therefore neces
sary to play in perfect time in order to get per
fect effects. Color and sound should har
monize. If one is defective the other will
suffer in consequence."
"Has this discovery been introduced to the
public, Grcer t"
"Certainly. Tried in a large hall in London,
and the first exhibition nearly drove the mu
sicians crazy with delight. It pleased and
amazed everybody who witnessed it. Tlicre
was one objection to it, however, which can
probably be overcome in time. When rapid
music was played ttw changing colors, moving
like lightning, made it very painful to the eyes
of those who witM&wd it. Nobody could watch
the colors change any great length of time.
That is a mere detail against it, however, as
the prime feature of the discovery was found to
be the groundwork of a wonderful science.
Think of its possibilities, Bosworth, and they
will amaze you."
At this juncture Mr. Harrison looked at his
watch and declared that it was about time for
him to catch the next car to the Lurline Baths.
SPIRIT OF THE PRESS.
In giving the advance of wages, the Demo
cVatic papers are at their old tricks again.
They give the advance in percentages, just as
they gave tariff figures on an ad valorem
basis, 'flic advance thus stated gives no in
dication whether it is a restoration to old
tigures or whether it Is simply an increase over
present figures. A tnun whose wages have
been cut from $'2 to .? 1 hardly linds that a 10
percent increase restores them to what they
were.— Los Angeles Express.
The country has evidently arrived at a period
of quietude. There are no banks failing. There
are few murders. There in little political ac
tivity. In other words, we are departing from
the days when the calamity howler is in full
glory, and are quietly drifting into an era of
prosperity. Happy is he who rirst detects the
possibility of the budding future and profits by
his foresight, for he shall wear a wreath while
others mourn over what mU'ht have been.—
Cut, cut, cut. The Southern Pacific is all the
while lopping off expense here and there all
over its great system, ilut corresponding re
ductions in rates do not seem to follow. In
this policy it is breeding trouble for itself. It
is exasperating to sec it shoving men out of
employment, but giving the shippers none of
the benefits of these reductions in operating
expenses.— Kern County Echo.
Now comes San Francisco with a good and
valid claim on the Republican party and de
mands the next National convention. A Na
tional convention is a great plum to any city
and, as San Francisco seems to offer superior
advantages for such a gathering, the coast
should unite in an effort to bring it to her
gates. The whole coast would be benefited.—
An objection is urged to the holding of the
Republican National Convention as lnle as
July next year, because the weather at that
season is too hot, would not hold if it was de
cided to meet in San Francisco. That is the
one City ol importance whore a summer meet
ing can be heid with perfect comlort.—River
■■ i The tramp question 1 ; must :be treated ration
ally and we must take the tramp as ]he Is,' not
as he oueht Ito be. This worthless elan has
met with too little discouragement, with too
much leniency. The ease with which they
have lived upon public liberality has attracted
constant accessions to their ranks until they
have grown to be what they are, a serious
problem and a menace to the peace and se
curity of the industrious and law-abiding.—
Every dollar kept at home is a dollar more to
pay the debts and add to thu prosperity of the
community. Keep the money at home as far
as possible. Patronize the home merchants,
employ home labor and you will be surprised
to find that times will get better, and the
people will enjoy more prosperity.— Contra
The motto of the live people of the Sacra
mento Valley is. ".Ever upward and onward."
Keep at it. Perseverance will win every time.
Nothing can stop us. We are bound to get
there. The future is as bright as a summer
morn.— Woodland Reporter.
The Democratic system is simple and great.
It consists in depriving industry of protection
and the treasury of revenue, and selliug bonds
to get money to carry on the Government. On
these lines it is highly effective and successful.
The strongest cities in the United States are
those whose citizens sink individuality for the
public good, and pull together for anything
that will benefit the common weal.—Albu
querque (N. M.) Citizen.
Cuba's patriots give the Spanish regulars a
sound walloping now and then. We will all
hail the day when they win a Saratoga and force
this country to recognize them as belligerents.
By hammering away at local enterprises they
finally take sbapc uu.l become instruments of
progress.— Han Jose Mercury.
The advances in wbrl's are to be regarded as
foierunners of an inevitable Republican vic
tory in 1896.— Astorian.
The way to have free coinage is to have free
coinage.— Salt Lake Herald.
SUPPOSED TO BE HUMOROUS.
She— You Western cowboys have a thirst for
blood all the time, don't you?
He (with a corkscrew)— Oh, no, ma'am. We
changes it sometime".— Detroit Free Press.
"I understand that a fellow has to know a lot
to get into office under the district govern
ment," said the young wan.
"Yc-e-s," said the Old employe. "It's a good
Idea for him to know considerable, provided he
doesn't tell any of it."— Washington Star.
Th£ Judge— Have you any reason to offer
why sentence should not be pronounced upon
The prisoner— l ain't got much to say, but it's
right to the pint. When I shot the feller I was
only dotn' it fer fnn;sn'here you fellers are
wantiu' to hang in coid-blooded malice, so you
air.— lndianapolis Journal.
"I trust." began the seedy customer, argu
"1 don't," responded the jjrocer, decisively.
Somehow the conversation languished after
that.— Albany Argus.
Employer— l don't see why you should a«k
me to pay you more money; you do no more
work than formerly.
Typewritist— No, sir; but you see I have a
husband to support now.— Puck.
"Mrs. Brown never sit 3up to wait for her hus
"No. When she expects him to be out late
she retire* early, sets the alarm at 3 o'clock,
and gets up, refreshed and reproachful."—
SOME GENEROUS WORDS
Kind Comments From the
Press of the Common
The Journals of California Unite
In Friendly Criti
PRAISE FOR THE NEW SERVICE.
Lot Anpettt Journal.
The two great American telegraphic
newsgatherers, the United Press and Asso
ciated Press, conduct a warfare against
each other similar to that of two rival
newspapers. In Los Angeles it happens
that all tne old daily papers are patrons of
the Associated Press, and acting as organs
for that company in its fight against a
lively competitor, very little could hereto
fore be learned from our local papers, ex
cept of a detrimental nature, about The
The Evening Record, the lively little
sheet that has caused such a rattling of
dry bones in the angelic city, is at present
taking the only telegraphic news furnished
by The United Press in Los Angeles;
hence, while the Times, Herald and Ex
press have merely duplicated reports from
the Associated Press, the Record has an
original and entirely exclusive report from
The United Press.
As the Record is yet a small paper, this
telegraphic report is of corresponding di
mensions. But to demonstrate the fact
that the Los Angeles public does not se
cure all the world's news when it is satis
fied with an Associated Press paper, we
now have as evidence the fact that a great
San Francisco paper, the Gall, and also
the San Jose Mercury, have abandoned the
Assocfated Press and gone over bodiiy to
The United Press.
WROUGHT A GREAT CHANGE.
Santa Maria . Graphic,
The new Call has certainly wrought
marvelous changes in San Francisco jour
nalism. A few fcihort months ago there
wus a jealousy existing between all the
dailies which never failed to show itself
upon the slightest pretext. Neither one
had any use for the others, ana no matter
how great a piece of enterprise either of
them showed the fact did not receive even
the slightest mention from its contempo
raries. But now all is different. The new
Call set the pace. It believed that mas
ter strokes in journalism, even when ac
complished by a "hated rival," were none
the less worthy of commendation, and in
numerous instances has displayed it with
a lavish hand. It gained in "popularity
thereby, and it took but a very short time
for the others to adopt its style.
VAST IMPROVEMENTS MADE.
Madera Mercury. '• • .
The San Francisco Call, under its new
management, is rapidly making its way to
the iirst place in Pacific Coast journalism
Vast improvements have been made in its
news service and the latest machinery has
been secured to perfect it in the mechani
cal department. That business men
recognize and appreciate its worth is mani
fest iby the advertising columns of the
paper. The Call has our best wishes for
its success, as it is doing a great deal for
California by advertising its resources.,
AGAINST CHEAP LABOB.
The State Labor Commissioner and the
San Francisco Call have started a crnsade
against Japanese laborers. They have dis
covered that they are brought to this State
on contract, and that the most odious
features of Chinese labor are really magni
fied among the Japanese. The Japanese
may assume American dress but the
Chinaman can not surpass him in moncv
hoarding for export to his native land. All
forms ofAsiatic labor are equally danger
ous to this country.
A COMMEXDABL.K SPIRIT.
The spirit which manifests itself in the
Call and other San Francisco journals of
late is most commendable. That journal
urges that the material interests of Cali
fornia need for their development the co
operative effort of every individual, com
pany, corporation and newspaper in the
State. In carrying out this work we bring
food to our own people, and this is well,
ut lying beyond the limits of our own
State family "is a great broad world peo-.
pled by.beings much like us and to whom
it should be bur pleasure, as it is our duty,
to offer the blessings and comfort which
we enjoy. By bringing people into Cali
fornia we arc giving them the most whole
some bounty that it is in our power to be
RATTLING THE DRY BONES.
Editor Shortridge of the Call is sneered
at by some of the know-it-all journalists
of San Francisco as "an ebullient rustic."
That's all right. He may be a rustic, but
he is giving the dry bones of city journal
ism a lively rattle, and at the same time
getting out as good a paper as San Fran
cisco ever saw, and better than about 99
per cent of them. If you set Shortridge
down as a "jay" you are liable to get
THE CUE AM OF THE NKWS.
The Call of Sun Francisco has joined
The United Press and will hereafter get its
news from that agency. There are enough
big papers associated with The Uniied
Press to make it the most successful news
gathering organization in the country and
we hope the CAM. will get the cream of all
the news from every corner of the world.
A WISE SELECTION.
In the election of C. M. Shortridge of the
San Francisco Cam. to the office of vice-
I> resilient of the National convention of
Republican clubs a wise selection has been
made. Mr. Shortridge stands in the front
ranks of the live men of California, and his
services will be found a valuable acquisi
tion to any cause be may espouse.
ON A HIGH PLANK.
Lodi Review- Ruilpet. .
The San Francisco Call, under the bril
liant management of Charles If. Short
ridjre, is rapidly rising to a hiph plane of
modern journalism. In a recent issue it
contained an able article on Lodi, its peo
ple, resources and prospects, that has at
tracted widespread interest in the future
of Lodi and her people.
THE BEST EQUIPMENT.
Santa Rr>*a Star.
The Call has secured increased tele
graphic facilities and has put in the latest
modern Hoe quadruple Dresses. By invest
ing money to make the*C.\LL the greatest
newspaper on the coast Mr. Shortridge
shows that he haa faith in the future pros
perity of the State.
THE NEW PROGRESS.
The Ran Francisco Call has received
and placed in position their new presses.
They are the latest improved, and owing
to the increase of circulation of the Calu it
was found necessary to make this addition.
IMPROVED PRESS SERVICE.
The San Francisco Call now takes Thd
United Press dispatches. The Call im
proves from day to day and is now at the
head on this coast.
REVOLUTIONIZES NEWS SERVICE.
The San Francisco Call is revolutionary.
It created a revolution in methods of han
dling coast news, and now it proceeds to
revolutionize the gathering of foreign news.
IS FOKGIXO AHEAD.
The San Francisco Call goes forging
ahead under the guidance of the new mas
ter helmsman, Shortridjje.
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and all the dangers of the battle.
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FOE SALE BY
Tlfls. Mape & Sons,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
And Publishers "Real Estate Circular."
4 Montgomery Street,
• IS 01 TRUST BDILDK6, C9WER MARKET.
Butter-st. Investment— N. side, near Taylor: 22:8
feet front and very line dwelling; would rent tot
$100; 918,000. " . . . :
■ I'aclflc ftve.. N. side; best situation; not far from
Larnaa: 00, 70 or 120 feet front: panoramic view,
which cannot be shut off.
. ?3SOO— Flats, 6 rooms each and large lot: 3
fronts; 26:3x120 on Hermann st., N. Fdd», b*e,
Fillmoro an.! Stelner, through to Germanla.Bt.'-
Cnannel and Berry sts., bet. 6th and 6th; 45:Hx
240, from street to lit reet : $14,000: a harpaln.
$1050— >'oc-at:. W. side, bet. 23d and '.Mth: lot
25.1100; lot level: street (tnwled. macadamized and
MRwerrd: one block from Castro and one bloc* '
from 21ib-st. electric line.
Fine Investment on Geary st. : 60 feet front and
ibuildlns; 31/2 blocks from Market st. ■
brunnan 5i.— 137:0 feet front: 250 feet deep to
Blnxome and 137:6 on Bluxome; near railroad
frel<rhtsheds: only $35,000.
Brick warehouse and lot. 137 :6x125, on BlitTome,
between Fifth and Sixth, only $26,0i;0: or 275 on
Brannan by 250 to Bluxome st. and 275 on Blax-
ome and warehouse, $33,000. ■
Ellls-«t. corner; rents $274 50: $30,000: 00x125;
covered with 6 2-story dwellings and 9 flat*: both
streets In pood order. . .
Rents $100: $12,600;. store property: Howard
St.. near Tenth.
I<enta?180; make offer of $22,000; solid 4-story
building; 2 stores below; Fourth st., near Folsom:
RESIDENCES AND HOUSES AND LOTS.
Fine residence and lot 30x137:6; north side of -
Vallejo, bet. GouKh and Octavla: tine view, unob-
structed, from 2 upper stories: 11 rooms and mod-
ern conveniences: house cost $8500; leased at $75
■ a month; only $10,250.
Pi ne-st. house, and lot, downtown, near Stockton
St.; lot 34:6x77:6 and 2-story house li rooms: re-
duced to $5250: cheap.
$7000; new nouses just finished; 9 rooms and
all modern conveniences: lino view of tony only
$600 cash and terms as rent if desired; Buchanan
St.. near Green: 3 short blocks from Pacific aye.. 1
block from I'nion-it. cars and 2 blocks from new
line on FlHmore st. . . ■
Kesldence and corner; Pacllic Heights; ma«nf-
ficent marine view; never to be shut oiT- NX cor-
-511.00^ a o^4xi 37f6 UmorC »ts.: 68 -? M 137:8,
*41.q00: or 34:4*137:6.
' O'l«'arrell 8*.," near Jones: i!2x08:9, and house Of
6 rooms; $7800.
LOTS-ALL SIZES AND PRICES.
'Broadway, near Octavla st.: lot 34 1127:9:
-Jones and Chestnut: 36x137:6: fine view and
"5| neighborhood; street work done; reduced to
, Cheap ;'sSooonnly each ;.S 10t5 27:6x137:6: N.
side of Sacramento, bet. Spruce and Maple; cable-
carn pass ; ensy terms
■o* W , a ! 1 4 ip » st " X. side: few fret from Market: lots
25x137:6: only 93500 each. „ . •
oif- $1700 5x125; near Chetiy i lot ready to build
o , (<1 ". v i » f -. X. Mdo, bet. Central aye. and Walnut St.;
25x127:3: fine view: ?I'6OO.
-Kedaccdio $2000: Hermann St.. a street* g. of
Haitfht; lot 25x120, to rear street, bet. Fillir.»r' >
Stelner: N. side:-- -.-;..*-■ • •
lots 25x137:6, $1760- or any size front nt same
•rate ; Lnion st., bet. Dovfsadero and Broderlc*;
Btreet sewered ; cable-cars pass.
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