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CHARLES M. SHORTRIDGE,
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MONDAY .....JULY 1,1895
The world waits for the Fourth.
Remember to be a little extra careful of
fire this week.
The more we investigate the lottery busi
ness the more swindles we find.
We may forget the fire, but we should
nover forget the lessons it taught.
Every dollar saved from the lottery
sharks helps to make a market for home
The prompt relief contributed to the fire
Sufferers may be accounted another good
job well done.
The influence of the spring fiestas will be
Jeit all over tiie State in the celebrations
Of the Fourth of July.
The United Press extends its news gath
facilities every day and the Call
readers get the benefit.
This is a good time to assert our inde
pendence of foreign articles that compete
with California products.
The piebald results of Kentucky's Demo
cratic Convention have filled Carlisle with
a qualmish mixture of nope and despair.
It is now suggested that the Los Angeles
River be made into a canal, which would
Eolve the whole problem of her ocean com
Why does not Mexico follow the exam
ple of New Orleans in securing wines for
te instead of importing* wines from
If California Democrats cannot keep their
Lands off one another during this quiet
year what will they do. when the real crisis
The German Kaiser will make a poor re
turn for the courtesy of France shown at
Kiel, by making a great national jubilation
over the victory at Sedan.
The reconciliation between the Kaiser
and Bismarck, which made a circus for
Berlin a short time ago, is now seen to
have been but a tleeting show.
Englishmen who visit California shame
n&'-witb. their industry in climbing our
mountains and enjoying the splendid
views which their summits reveal.
-bury has the British Liberals in the
.Tid if they do not vote the necessary
appropriations he will turn iliem out of
the House by dissolving Pariiarut.-.'it.
San Francisco cannot make a State fes
tival out of the celebration of the National
birthday, for every county peat and almost
every village intends, to have one of its
own. . : ; .
It is estimated ih.it the interest charge
on the railway u^bts of the United States
. amounts to morel h:: i year,
,iind fully oiie T half of the sum goes to
' Europe.. •• ; '• '■;_' ■" -..
' By the death of ; Professor Huxky the
world loses one of the few. men who are
.'able not only to .-advance science, but to
'.awaken in tlie •popular mind an enthu
fciasm for it. .' .-. ; . . . ■
• The hand . of a •whimsical fate seems to.
.be observable in the fact; that the wreck of
the Democratic party should have been
produced by an encounter with so uigni
tied a snag as the silver question*. .; •..• ■■■:-.■ . '■:
In looking out 'for. the- Squtaern. Pacific I
Company's interests among : the big
political rascals at Washington Mr. Hun
tington has overlooked the capabilities of
the small-boy ticket thief, in San Ffan
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▼so candidate for the Democratic Presi- j
dential nomination is yet in sight, but the j
members of the party in the silver States j
are said to be putting W. A. Clarke of
Butte, Mont., into training for the Vice-.
When we have advanced sufficiently far
to realize that it is easier, cheaper and
wiser to prevent fires than to extinguish
them, we shall have learned a lesson that
required complete destruction to penetrate
the skull of Chicago.
It is difficult to say whether the un
housed tenants of the burned district
suffered more from their dispossession
than the Silurians of the City from the
destruction cf the monuments which pro
claimed their glory.
According to the Galveston News the
Texas Democracy has long been divided
into two factions, whose union has been
"merely a deceitful partnership of two
greedy old women ready and eager to pick
the geese clean and divide the feathers."
In so he vily increasing the assessment
of street railways in Oakland Assessor Dal
ton recognizes the fact that the double ad
vantage of capital and special privilege
which they enjoy creates some obligation
t<; share justly the burden of public ex
As an evidence of one of the benefits
arising from riiding a city of boss political
rule a recent magazine publishes a series
of pictures contrasting the horrible con
dition (.f the v"w York streets under the
! regime with "the excellent pave
ments of to-day.
The temptation to halt between a knowl
edge that Texas has laws against prize
; hting and a feeling that her people are
determined to encourage the art is as
strong as the doubt whether her pretense
of law-abiding inclinations calls for less
charity than her savagery.
The treatise by John P. Young on "Bi
metallism and Monometallism" published
in the Chronicle yesteruay was the most
elaborate contribution to that discussion
w Inch has yet appealed in one issue of any
vaper, and its publication raises the
question whether the Sunday paper has
not now gone beyond the range of maga
zine articles and entered into competition
witn the book trade.
In pursuing in', estigations into the lot
tery business as carried on in this
City, the Call finds it involving
so many forms and phases of swind
ling that it is difficult to deiine a
limit to the iniquity of it. The fact that
the entire business is illicit seems to have
attracted to it almost every class of oper
ators who delight in illicit tnings. Fakers
and forgers vie with one another in the
criminal trade and carry their frauds to a
degree that barely falls short of downright
One of the most ingenious tricks of the
operators in the nefarious traffic was ex
posed in the Call yesterday by the publi
cation of a confidential circular issued by a
so-called company which proposed to an
agent of this City to have a considerable
prize drawn here by a "prominent person
who would not object to having his name
published." The object of the scheme was,
of course, to dupe people into the belief
tho prize was fairly drawn and thus entice
them to try their luck. This shows whore
the alleged prizes go and how and for
what purpose they are distributed. The
prize appears, therefore, to be the biggest
fraud in the whole fraudulent game.
The lottery swindles, as exposed by the
Call up to this time, are these: First,
nearly all the tickets sold in this City are
rank fakes and represent no company
whatever. Second, where the tickets bear
the name of a well-advertised company
one-half of them are connterfeits. Third,
where the tickets of such companies are
genuine they are valueless because the
drawings are fraudulent. Fourth, where
prizes are distributed they are simply
schemes to entice the unwary, being se
lected before any drawing takes place and
sent to localities where some prominent
person can be found who will consent to
be used as a stool pigeon by the swindlers.
On this exhibit of facts what intelligent
man or woman can supply themselves
with any semblance of a reason for invest
ing in the tickets? What man aspiring to
honesty in business can sell them? "What
newspaper claiming to use its power to ad
vance the public good and check swindling
can continue to publish lottery notices?
There is fraud in the trade, consider it how
you will, and we hope soon to drive it out of
the City, or at least so deep into the slums
that no-man of even a seeming respectabil
ity will have any dealings with it.
THE TRENCH HOSPITAL.
Our French fellow-citizen's have a good
eight to be proud of the beautiful hospital
which they opened on Saturday. It is a
work which may be justly called noble.
The motives which prompted its construc
tion, the object for which it was designed,
the spirit with which it was undertaken,
the means by which the work was carried
out and the energy with which every part
of the task was fulfilled, are each and all
evidences of characteristics that humanity
has always honored. Nor is the completed
work an inadequate monument of the
aims, aspirations and energies of those
who promoted it. In size, in beauty, in
equipment as well as utility and strength,
it is a truly noble structure, and will long
stand as a memorial to those who raised
it, and an ornament of which all San
Francisco will be proud.
The most intense American will have no
objection to this display of racial fellow
ship and sympathy among the French
people of the City. Works of this kind are
what we desire to build into the great
structure of our American life, and no
matter by what race or nationality among
us they are accomplished, we proudly
claim them as our own ana cite them as
evidences of the growing culture and
humanity among us. The new hospital is
justly given the French name of "Maison
de Sante," for out of the benevolence of
French hearts and by the liberality of
French purses it was built, but none the
less does it exhibit Californian characteris
tics, since in no other land have the French
found either the benevolence or the lib
erality to construct so noble an edifice by
"Whether the French genius or the Cali
fornia environment had most to do with
the construction of the work is, however, a
jrriinbr matter. The main thing 5a the
fact that we have this great building in
: our City as a part of the work of benevo
lence to which all humanity is committed
by reason of the common liability to dis
ease and pain. From tha.ilaison de Sante
will emanate an influence that will be felt
in every hospital and every sick-room in
.California.. Far the relief of those who
suffer, science will there devise remedies
| which will be lessons to be widely learned
and applied to the help of many who. per
haps, may not even know of the existence
of the place. To whomsoever we give the
gjijry, therefore, it is suffering humanity
that will reap the benefit, and in the truest
• sensethe congratulations in the completion
I of the stately edifice, should be given not to
| French fellow-citizens only, nor to Califor
nia, but to the race at large whose mortal
destinies are so largely dependent on the
advance of medical science and the de
velopment of the spirit of benevolence
TO DESIGNATE OUE PKODUCTS.
Whatever the earnestness and diligence
of the Manufacturers' and Producers' As
sociation, it is clearly evident that the
great work of educating the Deople to the
wisdom of buying California products and
manufactures in preference to those
brought from a distance must be carried
out by the merchants of the State; and
there is not one, even in the smallest ham-
Jet, but that can become a most important
factor in the work. A number of plans
have been devised by merchants who ap
preciate not only their opportunity but
their duty, and the Manufacturers' As
sociation has received a suggestion that a
common label, easilyrecognized.be affixed
to all California articles. One merchant
proposes to put on exhibition on the
Fourth of July oniy such articles as Cali
fornia turns out. In view of the fact that
the Fourth will be a holiday, and that the
stores will be closed, this idea does not
seem to be the best that might be devised^"
Let us imagine what would be the result
if some strong firm should establish a great
house confined to California articles of
production and manufacture. It would
cover (even if perishable goods should be
excluded) an astonishing range of articles,
including absolutely everything essential
in the way of food, clothing, furnishings
and fuel. If, under the modern system of
dividing business into specialties, this may
be deemed too wide a range of articles for
one firm to handle, let it be reflected that
some of the great department-stores of the
country cover all this ground and much,
besides, and that they are reaping the
cream of the business in certain cities of
the Union. Supposing such an establish
ment to be in existence, and that it would
be on a vast scale to attract the most at
tention, it would receive all the backing
which the sentiment in favor of the use of
home products could give it.
Lest, however, there should ba danger
that the success of such an undertaking
rnieht operate to the creation of jealousies
injurious to its success, it seems that a cor
poration on a very large scale, in which
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDA^^iTLY 1, 1895.
any manufacturer or producer might se
cure shares and through which he might
sell his wares, would be an excellent idea.
Through a wholesale department it might
be. enabled to exercise such an influence
over the market as to make foreign compe
tition difficult in more ways than one, and
through its retail department it could sup
ply the direct wants of loqal consumers;
Its influence would extend into every sec
tion of the State and if need be it could
either establish branch houses in the inte
rior or make such arrangements with
establi&ed merchants as would serve the
ELEMENTS OP COMPOET.
Accepting as the basis of an argument
the fact that the fundamental instinct
which urges us to accumulate wealth is
merely the expression of a desire to pro
vide ourselves with comforts of various
kinds, it is instructive to inquire into the
origin of the instinct and the manner of
its exercise. Our knowledge that in many
cases the desire for accumulation becomes
a passion, and that in this form the in
stinct appears contorted and abnormal, in
asmuch as the concrete fact takes prece
dence of the inspiring instinct, is no argu
ment against the fact itself, and does not
raise the question as to whether the in
stinct is wholesome. Thus, while we
observe that many men sacrifice comfort
to acquisition, not only are these cases ex
ceptional, but they bring a compensation
in the enjoyment of the power which
wealth brings, and that is clearly a psycho
Our particular race has been produced
by so severe a necessity to struggle almost
savagely for the physical comforts which
it has secured that it is no wonder a per
version of the accumulating instinct has
arisen. It is out of this fight, however,
that the sturdiness and aggressiveness of
the race have been born. The battle with
adverse climates and other rebellious
j physical conditions which have had to be
conquered in the struggle to secure com
fort have had a certain value in the evolu
tion of the race. All this has been used
against arguments of the advisability of
living in a country where no such struggle
has to be made, and the indolence and
lack of progressiveness of people living in
tropical and semi-tropical countries is
brought forth in support of the argument.
Such an argument brings California
under the ban, for here harsh conditions
of material existence are conspicuously
absent. A peculiar bit of history has a
bearing on the case. The seed-growers of
the Northern Atlantic States used to de
clare that seeds produced in a severe cli
| mate must have more vitality than those
brought forth in bland localities, as nature
has stored them with an impulse to resist
the severe climatic conditions under which
they were produced. , Even Peter Hender
son, the greatest seed-grower that America
has seen, held this idea for a long time, for
from a certain point of view it seemed en
Ke suffered a radical change of mind
first when he took the seeds of the beauti
ful California poppy and cultivated them
in his nurseries. Later this change be-
I came permanent when he discovered that
geranium seeds grown in California pos
sessed more germinating power and pro
duced more vigorous plants than New
York State could show. He died just at
the time when his encouragement of seed
growing in California was assuming im
portant proportions, and the work had to
be taken up by Californians themselves.
The leader in this great work has been
Timothy Hopkins, who now sends seeds,
particularly those of the sweet pea, to the
Eastern States by the trainload, where
they are eagerly preferred to the products
of Eastern growers. Some of the largest
fortunes in California farming have been
made in this industry of supplying East
ern growers with various kinds of flower
and vegetable seeds.
This brings us back to the original ques
tion. Although there does not exist in the
California climate any condition which
makes a fierce struggle for physical com
fort a necessity, we find that the very
absence of harsh condition, in combating
which there must be a tremendous con
sumption of vital energies, is producing a
race the soundest that can be found. The
easy inference is that the forces which else
where are expended merely in a struggle to
secure comfort are in California diverted
into other channels with happy results
that constitute a wonderful page in the
history of civilization.
ALL THE NEWS.
It hardly needed the statements of Gen
eral Manager Phillips, published yester
day, to convince the readers of the Call
that The United Press is now far in ad
vance of all its rivals as a newsgatherer.
The telegraphic reports of events in all
parts of the world, which the Call has
been giving to its readers every morning,
when contrasted with the reports of other
papers not allied with The United Press,
have been sufficient to convince the public
of the superiority of that organization. It
is highly satisfactory, however, to learn
that The United Press is rapidly extending
the scope of its power and influence, since
by this fact we are assured of giving our
readers not only the best telegraphic ser
vice now existing, but one that continues
to make progressive improvements and
grows better all the time.
The elements of strength and superiority
in The United Press are too simple and too
manifest to be mistaken. In the leader
ship of the organization stand the great
New York dailies : The Herald, the Sun,
the Times and the Tribune, that so ably
represent the traditions, the wealth, the
energy and the worid-embracing compre
hensiveness of American journalism.
Allied with them is a host of vigorous and
enterprising journals extending from New
England southward and westward to the
Gulf and the Pacific. An organization so
constituted and so led is beyond question
the greatest news-gathering agency the
world has seen, and, through alliance with
it, the Call is certain to have all the news
that the greatest New York dailies have, in
additon to its own special reports that
have made it the recognized exponent of
everything that concerns Pacific Coast
interests and Pacific Coast men.
As the Fourth of July approaches the
practice of exploding firecrackers increases,
and along with it the danger of fires. This
danger is ndt great if due care is exercised,
but nevertheless there is always a consider
able number of tires resulting from this
form of celebrating the day. It will be
well, therefore, for all citizens to exercise
more than ordinary caution and watchful
ness during the week. Do not wait for the
Fourth to come before you grow careful.
The time to begin watchfulness is to-day.
The firecracker in itself is a harmless
thing. Fireworks of any kind rarely give
rise to contlagrations. The disasters that
result from their use can nearly always be
traced to the recklessness or at least to
the negligence of those using them. The
American people are prone to faults of that
kind. As a people we are ever ready to
take big chances and to overlook the im
portance of prudence in little things. This
characteristic of the people is manifest in
the use of fireworks, as in everything else.
It is from this fault comes the long annual
list of accidents on each returning Fourth/
of July. In San Francisco at any rate we
should guard against them this year. c
have had our warning in the great fire of
last week and should need no other. With
a little care and prudence all will go well
and the week will pass without a disaster
or an accident to mar the enjoyment of
the Glorious Fourth.
p. A.Buell of Stockton registered yesterday
Rt the Grand.
M. F. Atwood of the Hotel Netherwood is a
guest at the Palace.
r. H. Mackintosh, a banker of Seattle, is reg
istered at the Lick.
W. W. Middlecoff, an attorney of Visalia, is
staying &t the Grand.
S. r. Mulford, a prominent attorney of Los
Angeles, is at the Grand.
A. D. Cutts, one of Marysville's principal
merchants, is at the Grand.
T. M. Brown, Sheriff of Humboldt County, is
down from Eureka and staying at the Russ.
j. F. Dcvendorf, who has large landed inter
ests between San Jose and Hollister, is in the
F. E. llollister, a prominent fruit-grower of
Courtland, Is among the guests at the Grand
Colonel Forsyth, a big vineyardist of Fresno,
and Mrs. Forsyth and her brother, D. F. Ver
denal Jr., are at the Occidental.
Thomas Cleary, one of Seattle's prominent
merchants, is now making a tour of California.
He leaves this City for Santa Cruz and will
then continue his trip down the coast.
John Markley, secretary of the State Board of
Examiners, is at the Lick. He has been up at
Geyserville to take a look at his promising
young orchard, which he expects will in time
enable him to eschew politics.
PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT.
The Rev. Beriah Whitman, presidentof Colby
University, who has accepted a like position
in Washington, was born in Nova Scotia and is
only o3 yea^s old.
According to Dr. Kukula there are 119 uni
versities in the world with 157,513 students.
Berlin, with 7771 students, is the largest, and
Urbino, with 74, the smallest.
The Emperor of Germany has granted a pen
sion of £100 a year to Miss Reis. the daughter
of Philip Reis, who, the Germans assert, was
the real inventor of the telephone.
The Anglo-African Writers' Club, recently
formed in London, has for its membership
authors who have laid the scenes of their
stories in the Dark Continent. Rider Haggard
is very properly the club's president.
Mayor Schieien of Brooklyn has nppointed
five women as members of the Brooklyn Board
of Education. These women now have a chance
to demonstrate their ability to perform what
have heretofore been considered as men's
Professor Celli has been examining the waters
of "the yellow Tiber" and finds thut the soil
and sand they carry with them contain chemi
cal clem ents so powerful as practically to disin
feet the whole region through which they flow
and almost exempt it from malaria. He ad
vises bathing in the river at Rome, as the car
bonates and salts in the water have many of
the medicinal effects of sea water and its den
sity makes it almost as good as a mud bath.
SUPPOSED TO BE HUMOROUS.
"I'm used to all sorts of work," remarked
the applicant for a job.
"Well, take your pick," said the boss of the
gang, "or perhaps you would prefer a shovel."
Wife: "Herbert, I am told you painted
things red while I was away?"
Herbert: "Er— urn —that —is —"
Wife: "Now, Herbert, you know red wasn't
my color." — Detroit Tribune.
"Colonel, can you oblige me with a load of
powder and a few buckshot?"
"No, sir; I've got an engagement with two
men this morning, and I fear I won't have
enough to go round."— Atlanta Constitution.
Fuddy: "What a fellow to brag Gale Is. He
is all the time blowing about the persons he
has saved from drowning."
Duddy: "That's all right. A life-preserver,
you know, Is full of wind."— Boston Transcript.
Dolly: "I told Mr. Nicefellow that I bet
Reggie twenty kisses our boat would win a race
at the regatta."
Daisy: "Well, wasn't he shocked?"
Dolly: ''Nbj I let him hold the stakes."—
Father: "I saw you kiss my daughter last
night, sir, and— '-"
Young Man: "I beg your pardon, you did
Father: "But I say I did."
Young Man: "And I insist you did not. We
had the gas turned off."— Detroit Free Press.
FOUND IN THE FURROW
Rich Discovery of a Farmhand
While Plowing in Colusa
Two Thousand Dollars Worth of
Gold Dust That Had Been
Burled in Early Days.
"Gold is being found by poor men yet in
California," said S. J. Smith, a well-known
jeweler of Williams, Colusa County. Mr.
Smith is down on a visit.
'"That at least was the experience of a
farmhand up our way last week," added
Mr. Smith, "and a man who did not before
the find have $5 which he could call his
own now has at least $2000. It happened
on a ranch belonging to Mr. Miller some
distance from Williams. The man's name
is Andrew Harden.
Harden has disappeared, and there are
but few people in the neighborhood who
have even heard of his luck yet. It appears
that Harden was ploughing in the field one
day— l think it was a week ago Friday— when
he noticed in the furrow a streak of yellow
stuff which was quite conspicuous in the black
soil. At rirst he took but little notice of it, but
finally out of curiosity stopped his team and
You can imagine his surprise when he dis
covered that the yellow streak was nothing
more or less than tiny particles of metal. It
could be nothing else than gold, and ploughing
lost all interest for him. He gathered up
handfuls of the soil, and began to sift out the
metal. As fast as he got the metal and the dust
separated he placed the former in the side
pocket of his jumper. Among the golden
particles he found pieces of rotten cloth winch
showed that the gold had at one time been in a
sack or bag. and in being turned over by the
plow the rotten bag had burst apart, and the
yellow metal had been drawn along the fur
row. When he had gathered up all the parti
cles Harden eagerly dug in the dirt and struck
another bag of the gold. It was of rotten
canvas and Harden had lo gather up the
particles by the handful. Some of the gold in
this bag consisted of little nuggets the size of
Harden had the gold fever now and put in
another hour searching for more gold. He had
an idea that he had founa an inexhaustible
mino, but although he dug and dug, and even
ploughed around the spot, he found no more.
He did not continue ploughing that day, but
drove his team In from the field and announced
that he was going to leave. He did not tell
Miller nor any one at the timeof his find.
Within two days, however, he had informed a
friend of his at Williams, and after that he
disappeared. No one seemed to know where
he had gone. Before going away his friend
broupht him to me and without then giving
me any particulars asked me the value of the
gold dust. He then had it in a pouch attached
to a belt around his v\ aist.
It was first-quality gold, and the lot was
worth $2000. I understood then that this
friend was going away with him, but Haiden
evidently thought It best to keep Jo himself,
and he disappeared without saying good-by to
any one. It was after this that' his friend told
of the discovery, and I learned how it was that
the man came by the gold dust which he asked
me the value of* The gold dust was evidently
a relic of some prospector's find in early days.
The owner had buried it, and how it had re
mained sois the mystery which will never ho
solved. " •
AROUND THE CORRIDORS.
After Joe Strong, the artist, had reviewed
the South Sea Islands yesterday afternoon at
the Palace Hotel he turned his attention to Sir
Henry Heyr.ian, the violinist.
"Gentlemen," he said to his listeners, "have
you ever heard how Sir Henry got the worst of
a piece of humor at the Art Institute? You
know, Henry is very quick at executing a new
piece of music, but he is not a humorist. Eh,
"Continue, dear old Joe. I am resigned to
"It appears," continued Strong, "that several
months ago the directors of the Art Institute
thought it would be a good idea to have some
brass signs made to place on the front of the
granite wall with the words 'Hopkins' Art In
stitute' on them. Of course, as is generally
the case with artistic people, there was a very
long-winded discussion indulged in as to what
sort of a design would be the most appropriate
for such an important sign. Everybody had
something to say about it, and to end the dis
cussion it was decided that a member of the
association should go to the various sign com
panies and get estimates and designs. It so
happened that the detail work incidental to
this matter was placed in the hands of Sir
Henry, who immediately proceeded to attend
to it. After a reasonable time had been con
sumed he reported to James D. Phelan, the
president, that one could be procured for $27
and a duplicate for $20. Is that right, Henry?"
"Go on, Joe. Let us hear you out," answered
the musician, brushing the hair off his fore
head and smiling faintly.
"Well, a.i I wished was to get the facts
" LOUIS BLOSS WAS THE VICTIM," SAID SIX HENRI
[Sketched from life for the "Vail" by Nanklvell.]
straight. Ilowever, he wrote a latter to the
president, as I stated, and Mr. Phelaa penned
on the bottom of the communication the
words: 'Take one for the present.' This, of
course, would have caused any one else to se
cure the sign at once and have it placed in po
sition, but Henry saw a chance to have a little
fun, which he introduced at the next meeting.
AVhen at this meeting it came to Henry's time
to report he stepped out with a pleasant ex
pression on his face.
♦' 'Gentlemen, I have been fortunate in find
ing something which, I trust, will be satisfac
tory to you all,' he said. 'At least it seems to
be satisfactory to the president, the Hon. Mr.
Phelan, and I have here in my hand «t letter
from him, in which he says that we may take
oi\e for a present. Do I understand you cor
rectly, Mr. Phelan?' The president looked at
Sir Henry a moment and without any ostenta
tion or display answered: 'Certainly, Mr. Hey
man; provided you will take the other for the
association and. offer it on the. same terms.'
"This was a squelcher, and Henry suddenly
lapsed into one of those moods used by people
who have a tired feeling. A light rill of
laughter went up and the humorist retired per
fectly satisfied that he was out just $20. At
the present time there are two signs gracing
the granite wall of the institute, and both
were presented by gentlemen who must cer
tainly have the best interests of the institu
tion at heart. Isn't that true, Henry?"
"The plot is ail right, Joe, only the victim
was Louis Sloss."
A VISIT FKOM OAKLAND,
Messrs. Collins and Jacks of the Y. M. C.
A. Talk to Members of the Mis
President D. Edward Collins and Secre
tary Noel 11. Jacks of the Oakland Y. M.
C. A. came over yesterday and paid a visit
to the Mission branch at 2315 Mission
street. Mr. Collins is also State president
of the association.
During the forenoon there was a general
rally at the Third Congregational Church
on Fifteenth street, between Mission and
Valencia, which was addressed by Mr.
Jacks. He reviewed the good work the
association had done in Oakland in gath
ering in young men, and mentioned nu
merous incidents to show that it had been
the instrument of salvation and elevation
to those who would otherwise have been
without friends and who might therefore
have sought companionship in question
able resorts. Mr. Jacks' address then as
sumed the nature of an earnest appeal for
more financial and moral support of the
President Collins talked to the branch at
its afternoon services on "Faith." He
took occasion to point to the pessimism of
such agnostics as Professer Huxley and
Linton, the English litterateur, and, by
contrast, the optimism of those who recog
nize the great spiritual truths a3 well as
One of Huxley's own quotations was
made to serve Mr. Collins' purpose. It
There is no alleviation for the sufferings of
mankind except a veracity of thought and
action and a resolute faith in the world as it is.
Here the great scientist himself recog
nized the nee*d of some sort of faith. Mr.
Collins demonstrated that there were sev
eral kinds of faith. That advocated by
Professor Huxley would fail short, for the
reason that the world is not what it ought
to be. The true optimist has faith in the
future— in what the world can be made to
be— and feels that the true life is the life
within, the physical exhibition being sec
ondary instead of primary.
There was another gathering during the
evening, this one beine at Grace M. E.
Church, corner of Twenty-first and Capp
streets. Mr. Collins was the speaker and
chose as his subject, "Witnesses," to prove
that there was abundant testimony in fa
vor of the superiority ol the Christian re
ligion and life.
The Heat of Clothes.
How hot our clothes are has just been
determined by a Dr. yon Bebber, a German
meteorologist, says an exchange. When
the outside temperature is 50 degrees
Fahrenheit, the temperature on the coat
is 71.2 degrees^ that between the coat and
the waistcoat 73.6 degrees, between waist
coat and shirt 75.9 degrees, between 9hirt
and undershirt 77v4 degrees, and between
the woolen undershirt and the skin 90.9
The Wilburite Quakers, or Friends, num
ber 4329 and have tif ty-two societies.
THE HEAVENS IN JULY.
The planet Uranus, which is 1,700.000,000 of
miles distant from the earth, and not always
easily distinguished from the small |stars
around it, may be seen near the meridian dur
ing the coming weeks when the twm gnt i S
Though 32,000 miles in diameter it has but
the gleam of a sixth-magnitude star, and is now
in the constellation Libra toward the south,
where it will linger for some time, as it takes
eighty-four years to go around the heavens. In
the accompanying diagram of the constellation
mentioned, the oblique line is a portion of the
ecliptic, and the small orb marked lis the
planet V ran us, which never wanders even one
degree beyond the plane of that celestiel circle.
Since the earliest ages it has been known that
a few stars roamed the heavens slngyand
gleamed only temporarily in the constellations
through which they passed. „„„.,,.«
To distinguish them from the starry myriads
that keep pace with each other year after year,
and from century to century, they were named
planets or wanderers, and in later times were
recognized as all belonging to one isolated
group, including the sun, earth and moon.
Up to the year 1781 the planet Saturn was
regarded as the outpost of the circling group.
An outer planet seemed to be unthougnt of, for
no doubt the dazzling facts brought to light
during the first century and a half of telescopic
observation ulreardy gave sufficient scope for
i research and theory. In the spring of the year
! named, Herschel noticed in the field of his tel
-1 escope a faint orb, looking slightly different
from the surrounding stars, and on detecting
its motion among them supposed it to be a
comet. Computations of its orbit proved it to
be a planet moving round the sun far outside
the orbit of Saturn.
It was named Uranus. Inconspicuous as it
; now appeals, at that time as it passed slowly
: among the stars its motion was full of signifi
i cance, for it broke down the supposed limit of
the solar system. The discovery created great
I enthusiasm in the astronomical world. Sixty
; five years afterward it led to the discovery of
the outer planet Neptune.
The planet Saturn, whose observed wander
ings antedate historical records, is now seen a
little to the left of Librae coming to a sudden
stop in its outward course, as it has be_'n
known to do for thousands of years; and
Venus, the Hesperus of the ancient Greeks, Is
gleaming in the west as in the days of Sappho.
The ancient constellation of the Scorpion is a
I conspicuous outline in the summer sky and
i may be seen southeast of Libra*. Diagram two
> represents the strange sprinkling of stars that
; easily suggested the idea of a reptile form to
Antares, the large orbit marked 1, was called
the heart of the scorpion.
According to the revelations of the spectro
scope all the stellar lights excepting the plan?
ets are distant suns, starlike only through re
moteness. The larger number are white or yel
low and & few have a reddish tint. Antares is
the most remarkable of the red-tinted suns.
Being double, its deep green companion gives
wide sccpe to speculation as to color effects on
the unseen planets that may be revolving
Turning from those distant suns of which we
know so little as yet to the center of our solar
system, it is not generally remembered that on
July 1 the earth is-?, 000,000 miles farther from
the orb of day than on the first day of the year.
Our planet Is now what is technically called in
aphelion ; and the glowing sun that shrivels
the herbage and mellows the landscape far too
soon is apparently one-thirtieth smaller than
the orb that looks coldly down through the
clouds of January.
However, the warmth of summer depends
more on the directness of the sunbeam than on
the difference between 91% and 94% millions
of miles, and in northern latitudes' summer
greets us annually in defiance to increasing
distance. Rose O'Halloran.
LIFE - SAVING FENDERS.
Oakland's Devices Declared to
Be Useless by Our Su
Havoc Played With Dummies Put
on the Track — Chairman
Eight members of the Board of Super
visors went over to Oakland Saturday
afternoon to see what the people across the
bay had to offer in the way of life-saving
fenders on cable and electric cars. Every
device presented on this side of the bay
had been tried and found wanting, and
the City Fathers were eager to see some
thing new which would fulfill the qualifi
cations claimed for it. Two patents had
been presented to the board, one by a man
named Clark and another by a man named
Williams. Clark hails from Alameda,
while Williams is from the Athens of the
The entire board was to go across the
bay yesterday, but four of the municipal
guardians had other engagements, and
only Messrs. Dunker, Taylor, Hobbs, King,
Wagner, Hughes, Benjamin and Scully
turned out to test the fenders.
It is safe to predict that the board will
never recommend the adoption of either
patent, and neither will ever be attached
to any railroad running in this Uty with
the board's consent. The board grew yery
tired of the Alameda man's scheme at an
early stage of the game, and then went
over to Fortieth street, in Oakland, to see
how the Williams patent worked. Clark
used a dummy, but nobody could recog
nize it after the car with the Clark fender
on hit it Williams was more cautious and
used a sack of bran. The sack was lifted
by the fender and carried on for several
feet and then the car was stopped auto
matically by the brakes.
"I consider both contrivances worth
less " said Chairman Benjamin of the
Health and Police Committee. "Clark's
patent is simply a burlesque, but there is
some merit in that of Williams'. A'hile
the fender of Clark doubled up the dummy
and carried it under the car, Williams'
patent threw the sack up and carried it
along. Had there been a man on the track in
front of the Clark device he would have
lost an arm and possibily his head. The
sack- of bran worked admirably, but
had there been a man there I am afraid
that his head would have gone. A sack of
bran is pretty light, but when it comes to
a man on a track his head is a,
over the rail and get smn«hed *
bars of the car. fshaiwSf r
port against the adoption of eit^.
NEW POLICE STATION.
The Finishing Touches Being Put
the California - Street
The new quarters for the police down
town, located, on California street just be
low Kearny, are being fitted up with al ,
the dispatch possible. Ever since the sta
tion was moved from the old City Hall
after the fatal accident, there have" been a
sergeant, prison-keeper and three officers
stationed at the new place. There has
also been a patrol wagon in aU erK j ance
Although the new quarters ar c not "
modious and certainly not elegant v fittpH
up, they will prove to be a great <*nveni
ence for the officers who are stationed
downtown. The cells are located i n the
dingy basement of the building. At p r(;s .
ent there are five of them, only half the
size of the cells in the old prison.
The basement, too, is poorly ventilated,
and should the cells be crowded at any
time it will be anything but a pleasant
place for a person with a delicate olfactory
On the floor, which is on a level with the
street, is located the assembly-room for
the officers, and ranged around the walla
are the lockers for the men. In one corner
will be the desks of the sergeant in charge
and the prison - keeper. / lthougU the
prison is open for business, and offended
are being received daily, the finishing
touches will not be put on until the latter
part of the present week.
Bacon Printing Company, 508 .Clay streat '
Ceeam mixed candies, 25c lb, Townsend's.*
Wine-drinking people are healthy. M. &K.
wines, 5c a glass. Mohns <fc Kaltenbach. 29 Mkt.*
To account for the Japanese victories an
absurd story has been started in Germany
that Marshal Yamagata, the Japanese
commander, is the lost Archduke Johann
Falvator of Austria, who took the name of
Johann Orth and vanished with his ship
four years ago. Unfortunately Yamasrata's
career was known in Europe long before
the Archduke's disappearance.
That tired, languid feeling indicates a lack ol
vitality in the " current of life," the blood. Hood's
Sarsapftrilla changes all this by purifying, vitaliz
ing and enriching the blood.
">lr*. TVlnslow's Soothing Syrnp"
Has been used over fifty years by millions of moth
ers for their children whne Teething with perfect
success. It soothes the child, softens the al
lays Pain, cures Wind Colic, regulates the Bowels
and is the best remedy for Diarrhoeas, whether
arising from teething or other causes. For sale by
Druggists In every part of the world. Be sure and
ask for Mrs. Window's Soothing Syrup, asu a
bottle. ' •
HALF YEARLY REPORT
..; : ; ' ....0F.... : -".V?;'. : ";J
Tie German Savings &LoanSoclBt7,
' 526 CALIFORNIA STREET, „,
San Fbaxcisco, Califobnia. . ; : ;
THE CONDITION AND VALUE OF THE
assets and liabilities of THE GERMAN SAY
INGS AND LOAN SOCIETY, a Corporation, dolnj
business at No. '526 California street, in the Citj
and County of San Francisco, State of California,
and where said : assets : are situated, on June 29
1895. : ;,., ■-■:;-■.:■..::,--•:;: •■■.;!.;. X::- •.. ; ,-' r : '■
; .7. J /:> >.:.••■ , ' assets.. ; : ; . ■■:■.■;■;
1,877,000 M i scellane-
.■'■■■■-." ou s First : , "
-Bonds of :.'.'-^W^
State of Cal-
. ifornia, : the ■•■..' ••■.*'"■ si : :-:--'- '■■'•■
actual value : v : : : ;'^ •■:':■:■ : - '.^■:'i i
of which is $1,952,009 -" :: :;)":
1,959,000 31 isceilune- : . ; ; ■ -;>;; ;;o. . . ,-'i"
i ous Cable . ' .v-:. •■'■ ; >:\ ; . ■■■.•";•::■
-::._■ .;>■ •■■,: and': Street ': . ■"■:■ - ; - ; '.: XS;
'• ; ',;".■. Kail way. '-.-.y-- "•■■'■ . ::■■■'■'■>-' -y:^
■ '■ - ■'' : , - : '■'.' ■■' Water,Llght S- '";'.'.:.::'.."':"•'■■'■
value o f
which i 5.... 2,090,480
All of said
kept in the
1,050,000 United .■
stmes 4 per
which i 5.... 1,167,730
are kept in a
box In the
vaults of and
rented from (
th c Ne w
E x c h ange
I $4,886,000 1 $5,210,210 " "',"
Standing on the books of .; ___-_ „»
• the Corporation at 4,908,130 29
2— Promissory notes secured b/
first mortgages on Real Esta>- •
within this Slate, the State* of •
Oregon, Washington. Nevada,
and the Territory of Utah. Ine
actual value of said pro^ssory _
notes i 5 ..................:.•: ........24,270,530 •■
3— Miscellaneous Railroad. Cable
and Street Railway fid other
Corporation Bonds *nd Stock
Certificates pledge* the Sod- -
ety for the amounts i ...:.......- 81 l,ow uu
All said Notes, Boris and Certifi-
cates are held at>f kept by said
Corporation In it-' own vaults.
4— Bank building aid lot, the actual ,_.■ __
value of which ft. .........-...:-?• 185,000 00
6— Other Real Esf-ite situated in the
States of Call ornia, and Oregon, ■ „
the actual value of which i 5...... 82,238 56
6— Furniture i.i the bank office of „_ ■
said C0rp0rati0n. ...... ...:.......• 1,00000
7— Cash in Timed States Coin and --'\ J£
gggggl 2 ; 099,882^
Total. J...... • • $32,858,282 41
I— To Depositors: Said Corporation
owes Deposits amounting to, and -__
the actniil vaiue of which i5...:.«30 1 472,837 68
2— To Stockholders : The amount of
Capital Stock, the actual value of
which i 5..... ........:...........:. 1,000,00000
'1 he condition of said liability to
Stockholders is, that no part of
the amount can be paid to them,
! or In any way be : withdrawn, ex-
cept In payment of losses during • '
the existence of the Corporation,
nor until aU Depositors shall have
. « >:> been, paid in full the amount of :. ■
their deposits and accrued divi-
3— To Depositors and Stockholders:
a) The .: amount of the Reserve "
■'■ ? Fund, the : actual » value of
which 15.*...*.: ...."..........%. --■ 685,000
Including the - amount of ma-
« tured but uncollected interest on ?
i * loans and securities, v
.6). The amount of the Contingent *
* .> 1 n nd, the .actual value of which „
r The condition of said Funds Is ' ■ ■
Chat the same have been created
'for the* purpose of additional se-o\
curity ; . to,. Depositors ■ against
4— State, City and t County taxes as-., .o " "„
sessed by the Government, but _,,^n ni
not yet payab1e.....^...... 147,3.0 01
Total"..». !.....;..:./..'...!.. $32,358.282 41
- :EDWABD KBISK, J
President of The German Savings and loan
Society. GKOKGE TOUKNY,
Secretary of The German Savings and -Loan
Society. .. 9 ; • ,'
STATE OF CALIFOKNIA, 1.. \
City and County of San , F f?i-«u _ ntTn v V
EDWARD KIU'SK and (.bOKOE -TOUK> \ ,
belne eacu Homr vtel'. , duly sworn, each for himself. ;
sals: That sl'iiM'-'-ara.Kruse is Pn^ent and
th'-it said George Tourny is i-oiretary o( lhe Ger-
nmn Savings and Juoan Society, the corporation
™ove mentioned, and that the fore,-, nKstatemenc
is^true. _ GEO. TOURNY.
ft bubscribfd and sworn to before me this 29th day
T'ciSSS.J 805 ge °- T.KNOX, Notary Public