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TCESriAV JULY 9. 1895
■ :i ALL.
As the people of a city are, so will the
Every county in the State is prepared to
Everybody exp-.-cts a big rise in business
when the fall come?.
That vigorous policy of Olney's must
have had a sunstroke.
Time files, but the Valley road managers
are keeping up with it.
Perhaps Cleveland thinks he ought to
have a Pre- rm for every daugh-
The coming international yacht race
I for the rest of the
. men leave their homes
■me have their homes blown away
ing New York to the
novel sensation of getting sober one day
in the week.
The scandal in the consular service
shows another imbecility or corruption in
Everybody -trill sympathize with Grover
in his disappointment over the fact that it
was not a boy this time.
V If the people in the cyclone States would
reach out for California we would not have
to feel for them so much.
It would not be surprising to learn that
a fe"ar of killing Fitzsirumons will deter
Corbett from entering the ring.
Protection, bimetallism, reciprocity and
the Monroe doctrine are the four pillars of
latfonn of true Americanism.
British Conservatives hope to win
through Kosebery's blunders, and the
Liberals have an equal and similar hope in
"Shot at a Picnic" is the heading which
a contemporary ha? in its news columns,
but we are disappointed to learn that the
picnic wa3 not hit.
In sending an exhibit car through the
East the people of Santa Clara County are
demonstrating their ability to make a mar
ket as well as to grow fruit.
If Mrs. Cleveland succeeds in rearing a
family of girls who will be as sweet and
womanly as she the country can afford to
get along without a White House boy.
The plans to organize the district south
of Market street into one great improve
ment club, subdivided into local working
bodies, is one of the wisest of all schemes
to benefit the City.
Since the property-owners along Folsom
street decided to pave the thoroughfare
with bituminous rock they are wearing a
look of satisfaction and pride that strikes
gloom to a^ilurian's heart.
As the cyclones in the Mississippi Valley
start in the West and travel east, there is
no chance for the people to keep ahead of
ihem, but they might come to the Pacilic
Slope and get behind them.
As the investiture of official authority
gives men a moral power before which
criminals quail, the train-robbing industry
might be discouraged by swearing in all
trainmen as members of a State police
The promptness with which Mexican
officers the other day took a robber to the
scene of his crime and there shot him
without trial shows that the new law per
mitting such a course meant all that it
When we read that Healdsburg is going
to place street peddlers under a heavy
license we are tilled with envy upon re
flecting that the tortures which San Fran
ci=cans have to endure on this score de
prive life of half its pleasures.
If it be true that the real object of Secre
tary Lamont's visit to the West is to pro
mote interest in Cleveland's third term
aspirations the question as to the source
from which the money to pay the ex
penses of the trip should come is interest
That was a happy inspiration which in
duced A. B. Maguire to suggest that the
City should have a rock-crushing plant of
its own, with which to crush the basalt
blocks on the streets and convert them
into macadam for outlying streets and
"While our fruit-growers are preparing to
Bend large installments of refrigerated
fruit? to London we receive the comforta
ble news that American refrigerated meat
is bringing a larger price in London than
that of Australia and Argentine, and that
it costs less to lay it down.' '
By creating new peers while advocating
the abolition of the House of Lords, Rose
bery set all England laughing, but as there
happens to be no real relation between the
two facts except to increase the political
unpopularity of the peerage. Lord Rose
bery seems to have displayed more shrewd
ness than those who ridicule him.
The Call is not unmindful of the fact
that the Southern Pacific Company's spur
track to Golden Gate Park greatly simpli
fied the work of installing and removing
the Midwinter Fair, and that since the
fair it has done good service in hauling
loam into the park. We do not think,
however, that this was the only method
by which this latter service could have
been performed, and we believe that, valu
able to the City as the park is, the menace
of the Southern Pacific is equally worthy
of attention. Having already exhibited
the facility which the park can offer for
giving work to unemployed men during
pinching times, we believe that it would
be better to continue that policy within
reasonable bounds than to prefer the
Southern Pacific Company as the bene
ficiary of the people's money.
Even admitting the questionable fact
that it has been well to utilize the presence
of the spur track, its value disappears en
tirely before the menace which the power
and methods of the Southern Pacific rep
resent. That there is a deliberate scheme
to maintain the spur on one pretext or an
other few people in this City could be
brought to doubt.
That the Southern Pacific was moved by
any benevolent or public-spirited senti
ment in laying this spur or in doing any
thing whatever it is not possible for any
intelligent person to believe. That it ever
has a motive not inspired by greed it is
impossible to imagine. And that it will
hesitate or ever does hesitate to resort to
the most debasing methods to accomplish
its purposes we have its long, open, per
sistent and scandalous history to convince
us. A few months ago we expressed the
belief that its power was waning and that
it was becoming less and less the baneful
influence of former days; that public offi
cers were becoming ashamed to be known
as the hired slaves of the railroad, sellers
of their honor and betrayers of their trusts.
We believe this still, and the fact may ac
count for the desperation with which it has
been recently proceeding. When it buys
a Board of Supervisors it uses them openly,
apparently realizing that it must make all
the hay possible while the setting sun is
still above the horizon.
We have seen the company shamelessly
secure street-railway franchises which it is
impossible to believe were honestly ob
tained. We have seen it seize our public
streets in defiance of the law and hold
them in defiance of authority. We have
seen the majority of our present Board of
Supervisors pursuing a course directly op
posed to the interests of the City and di
rectly in favor of those of the Southern
Pacific. We have seen the most audacious
proceedings to prevent rival street trans
portation companies from securing a foot
hold in the City against the interests and
monopoly of the great corporation. And
yet the officers in whom the people re
posed so vast a trust, and who have bo
openly joined forces with the corporation
which respects no law and understands the
art of bribery so well, openly walk our
streets in perfect security while our ami
able people are ambling good-naturedly
through a labyrinth of pitfalls which their
own servants have dug for them.
It is generally asserted by the Eastern
press that the movement of population
westwara across the Mississippi Valley has
reached the limit under existing con
ditions. Indeed, some declare the move
ment has already passed the true limit and
that settlements have been made too far
in the arid region for profitable farming
■without irrigation. Hence it follows that
the drift of home-seekers hereafter must
be either to the South or to the Pacific
Coast, and it is in these sections, therefore,
the greatest progress and development will
be made during the coming decade.
These ideas seem to be well founded.
The droughts and disasters in Western Kan
sas and Western Nebraska during the last
two years go far to confirm the theory that
the successful cultivation of those .'amis
must wait until extensive systems of irri
gation have been devised or until all the
better lands in the Union have been taken
up. What has been asserted in this regard
by the Eastern press may be accepted as a
fairly accurate expression of the opinions
of Eastern people. It is, therefore, to the
Pacific Slope and to the Southern States
that young men, investors and home-seek
ers, are looking for places in which to
settle and make homes for themselves.
The Pacific Coast offers to the intelligent
classes of the East many inducements su
perior to those of the Southern States. It
has a better climate, a more fertile soil, a
more liberal population, a broader system
of education, a more intelligent labor and
a social organization more congenial to
people of the Northern States. It will not
do for us. however, to expect these in/iuce
ments to be sufficient to draw population
to us without energy on our part in mak
ine them known. The South is much
nearer to the big markets of the country
than we are. It has cheaper land and a
greater wealth in coal, timber and iron.
Moreover, the Southern railroads, cities
and States are eagerly at work trying to
attract settlers from all parts of the Union.
We must meet this energy on their part
by at least an equal energy on our.«, if we
would iv the coming decade receive our
due proportion of the land-seekers from
the more thickly settled States.
Three opportunities for engaging in the
work of education in regard to the indus
tries of the State are now before us. These
are to be found in the Atlanta Exposition,
the Mechanics' exhibit in this City and the
State fair. Of these the State Fair is, per
haps, the most important. So far as the
State is concerned it will certainly be the
most comprehensive and therefore the
most instructive. If cordially supported
by all producers of the State it can be made
an object lesson thai will convince every
visitor of the superiority of California over
all rivals, and by helping to make a home
market for home industries and attracting
the attention of strangers to the great
variety of oar resources, will go far to
hasten and augment the development
which we have so much reason to expect
in the next ten years.
STATE BOAKD OP TRADE.
The praiseworthy and successful! effort
of the State Board of Trade to have Gov
ernor Budd call a meeting of the Super
visors of all the counties of the State for
the purpose of taking action to make a
worthy display at the Atlanta Fair has
brought this staid old organization into
notice. It had not been heard of in
the recent conspicuous movements for
bettering the general condition of the
State. However, when we take into con
sideration the heavy expense required
to maintain it and the high character and
ability of the men who compose its board
of directors it is right to assume that it all
along has been working earnestly and
efficiently for the good of the State.
The display of California products made
at the rooms of the board constitutes one
of the most interesting sights of the City.
In addition to the tine display which it
has maintained for several years, it secured
a very large number of valuable exhibits
from the Midwinter Fair. And still the
peopie of the City take hardly any interest
IHE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, JULY 9, 1895.
in it, the visitors being mostly from the
country, with now and then some traveler
who has heard in some way of its exis
tence. It thus appears that the most
valuable feature of the board — its exhibit —
is inadequately utilized, however much
good the board may be doing in the capa
city of an information bureau for Eastern
inquirers. Besides having a considerable
correspondence with such inquirers, it is
constantly sending out quantities of
Attention is called to this institution in
the hope that the people of San Francisco
who are working to develop the State may
realize the importance of it and the valu
able uses to which it might be put. Taken
in connection with the splendid exhibit of
the Academy of Sciences, it completes a
perfect scheme of visual information con
cerning the products of the State. If an
increase of funds would enable the Board
of Trade to extend its usefulness by becom
ing known as one of the most interesting
and certainly the most instructive show in
the. City, and if the board desires to be
come conspicuous, it would be the part of
wisdom to supply it with money. In the
meantime there are probably not one in
twenty of the residents of the City who
has ever heard of the exhibit, and not one
in a hundred who has ever seen it. They
are assured that the exhibit is wonderful",
containing features that are handsome,
grotesque, curious, instructive, and all in
bewildering variety. The rooms are on
Market street, a few doors below Second,
and no admission fee is charged.
Henry "Watterson has joined the number
of those who believe the existing political
divisions among the people of this coun
try cannot long continue and that sooner or
later the conservative elements of all
parties will have to combine in order to
maintain the established institutions of
the country and transmit them in their
original strength and purity to the next
Mr. Watterson bases his argument upon
the assumption that the Republicans when
they come into power will be as powerless
to control the extreme elements of the party
as were the Democrats. This is of course
an error, for among Republicans there is
no such body of cranks as Democracy
gathered up in its thirty years' wandering
in the wilderness of opposition, and there
fore there will be no great difficulty for the
Republican majority in Congress to act
together on all questions of importance.
Despite the error of his premise, however,
the conclusions of the vigorous Kentuckian
are interesting and not a little instructive
from the light they throw on the aspect of
the political situation as seen from the
standpoint of a Bourbon Democrat.
Mr. Watterson says: "The needs of the
time will so reveal the inadequacy of the
professional politicians — of the men who are
in politics for what they can make out of
it — as to drive to the front in such a flood
of light that all good men may see in it tne
great issue of good money against bad
money, of orderly government against
agrarian government, and when this time
comes all minor matters of sectional inter
est and sentimental prejudice will be sent
to the rear, while patriotic and enlight
ened men, regardless of party antecedents,
will be forced into that great channel at
the terminus of which stands — has stood
always and will stand always — like a
marble temple, the free fabric of republi
can government as it was designed by the
men who fought the battles of the Revolu
tion and framed the constitution of the
This is both eloquent and good. The
channel into which Mr. Watterson foresees
all intelligent conservative men will be
forced to move in order to make front
against those who would warp the nation
away from the constitution is, of course,
the Republican party. It was not named
as such in his article, but it was too well
described to be mistaken. The channel is
open to all men who have such clear eyes
to see it, and Mr. Watterson will be wel
come when he comes in.
TEMPEBANCE IN IBAN OE.
The French Chamber of Deputies has
done another of those spectacular and radi
cal things for which the race is noted. A
careful inquiry having developed the fact
that the use of alcoholic liquors and cer
tain dangerous stimulants, including ab
sinthe, was producing national disorders
of an alarming character, the Chamber has
enacted a law providing for a Government
monopoly of alcohol and the abolition of
the tax on all wines, beer, etc., carrying
less than 50 per cent of alcohol. This
brings fortified wines, as well as spirits,
under Government control, and cheapens
the price of what are termed beneficent
beverages. Until the Government is ready
to assume the monopoly of alcohol, it has
provided that a heavy tax be levied on
This is a promulgation of the idea that'
heavy alcoholic drinks tend to encourage
chronic drunkenness and that drinks ear-
ryins a low percentage of alcohol are inim
ical to it. The lat€ Senator Stanford was a
strong advocate of this doctrine, going so
far as to declare that California, by produc
ing large quantities of wholesome wine
which could be sold at a low price, would
be advancing temperance in America. The
manager of a large vineyard and winery in
this State once informed the writer hereof
that Frenchmen were more reliable work
ers about the vineyard than Americans,
for although he gave the Frenchmen daily
all the wine they wanted drunkenness was
unknown among them, while his Ameri
can laborers, accustomed to the use of
whisky, were likely at any time to get
drunk in the adjoining town and be locked
up in jail.
The great curse of France is absinthe,
the deadliest and most insidious of alco
holic drinks. It is a decoction of logwood
in alcohol, and thus contains two of the
most powerful nerve stimulants, their
combined effect being far more agreeable
than either taken singly. The deadly
character of each poison, however, pro
duces its effect, and insanity is a frequent
accompaniment of the indulgence. Brandy
also is largely consumed, but its injurious
effects are inferior to those of absinthe,
the consumption of which in recent years
has been increasing at a prodigious rate.
In rural France, where absinthe is rarely
used and where light claret is abundantly
consumed, the evils of drunkenness to be
observed in cities, particularly in Paris,
are practically absent.
The French Government has under con
sideration the idea of carrying the matter
&t 111 further, by requiring that the injuri
ous effects of indulging in alcoholic in
toxicants be taught in the public schools
of the country. It will think twice before
embodying this idea into a law, for its
effect might, be to strike a blow at the
wine-making industry itself, which an
nually adds so enormously to the wealth
of the nation by the sale of wines to
Movements for State control of alcoholic
beverages have made considerable head
way in this country, with results the
benefits of which are in some dispute. It
is likely, however, that in time, and before
very long at that, our whole country will
have such a plan in operation, as the evila
of drunkenness are abundantly apparent. If
this should happen, California would be
in a position not only to demonstrate the
wisdom of the French discrimination be
tween liquors and light fermented bever
ages, but to supply the entire country with
light wines of the most wholesome kind.
In short, every advance of the temperance
cause in this country is in favor of Cali
PEUIT IN THE OEIENT.
The recently issued volume of consular
reports for June, which gives considerable
information in regard to the Oriental mar
ket for dairy products and fruit, affords
very little encouragement to any hope of a
demand in that section of the world for
our products of the kind, and will go
far toward putting an end to any illusions
that may have been cherished by our fruit
or dairy men concerning the results of
opening up China to the commerce of the
From Hongkong it is reported that only
about 2000 people in that city could be
counted on as purchasers of fruit or dairy
products, and what fruit is sent there has
to compete with tropic fruits from Ceylon
and other places. Apples sent from the
United States arrive in a damaged condi
tion on account of the climate. In Bom
bay California caaned fruits are consid
ered the best, and are by far the cheapest.
The only complaint made is that the
California strawberries are mashed and
cannot be recognized as such when they
reach Bombay, while the French straw
berry is whole. It is hinted by dealers
that the French berries ara put through a
chemical process to prepare them for ship
ping. The Consul further reports that
most of California fruits in Bombay are
shipped from New York, which of course
increases the selling price at the end, and
it would seem that there should be a
chance to make a considerable saving in
this item by shipping them direct from
Reports from other parts of China and
India do not differ materially from those
sent from the great ports of Hongkong
and Bombay. Two obstacles stand in the
way of any extensive development of a
fruit trade in those countries. In the first
place the majority of the people are too
poor to indulge in fruit, and in the second
place those who can afford fruit are fairly
well content with that produced at home.
In India there is an abundance of tropical
fruit, and while the Chinese fruit seems to
foreigners to be very inferior it suits the
native palate well enough.
A curious illustration of the chances
and changes in trade is noted by the Con
sul at Calcutta. Formerly there was some
importation at that port of New England
apples, which were sold at good prices.
These apples were sent out in ice ships,
and could of course be put on the market
with practically no charge for freight and
but Mttle waste by decay. The invention
of a means of manufacturing ice put an
end to ice shipments to India, and the
apple trade ceased with no apparent pros
pect of being revived again.
Dr. L. Michael of Ferndale is at the Palace.
Rev. 6. Hlrsh of Vallejo is staying at the
Dr. J. Marks of Ventura ia a guest at the New
Dr, A. H. Suggettoi Maryeville is a guest at
M. G. Turner, an attorney of Modesto, is at
J. D. McDougald, a contractor of Stockton, is
at the Lies.
Senator J. S. Halloway of Cloverdale is at the
Bryant Howard, a capitalist of San Diego, Is
at the Grand.
J. H. Eckley, a merchant at Eckleys «tation,
Is at the Grand.
Congressman Joy of Bt. Louis and his bride
are at the Palace.
Dr. M. S. Charles of Sulsun registered yester
day at the Grand.
W. Rose, a mining man of Angels Camp, Is
staying at the Grand.
Dr. and Mrs. H. L. Pace of Tulare registered
at the Palace yesterday.
Henry Steele, a large land-owner of Pesca
dero, is a guest at the California.
E. G. Greggs, a banker of Tacoma, and Mrs.
Grcggs are staying at the Palace.
Louis Dean, a cattle-dealer of Reno, Nev.,
was at the Russ House yesterday.
J. H. Wadsworth, a banker of Yreka, was one
of yesterday's arrivals at the Lick.
V. S. McClatchy of the Sacramento Bee and
ilrs. McClatchy are at the California.
Professor D. C. ClarK of Santa Cruz was one
of yesterday's arrivals at the Grand.
Superior Judge W. A. Gray of Tulare County
and Mrs. Gray are guests at the Lick.
H. M. Witman, a merchant of Hueneme, and
Mrs. Witman are staying at the Lick.
C. M. Barlow, a capitalist of Barlow, Or., was
one of yesterday's arrivals at the Palace.
Louis Dean, a big cattleman of Nevada, is
down from Reno and staying at the Russ.
Professor B. L. Ryder of the State Normal
School at San Jose is a guest at the Grand.
Carl E. Lindsay, a prominent attorney of
Santa Cruz, registered yesterday at the Grand.
R. H. Beamer of Woodland, a member of the
State Board of Equalization, is a guest at the
Henry Steele of Pescadero, a prominent
creamery man, was registered at the Russ yes
State Senator J. C. Holloway came down
from Cloverdalo yesterday and registered at
Ex-Congressman Thomas J. Geary came down
from Santa Rosa yesterday and registered at
A. H. Bar, a leading merchant of Siskiyon,
with big stores at Callahans and Gazelle, is at
Frank L. Coombs, ex-Minister to Japan,
came down from Napa yesterday and is stay
ing at the Grand.
A. M. Duncan, a member of the Board of
Supervisors of Mendocino County, came down
from Ukiah yesterday and registered at the
Senator E. C. Voorheis of Amaaor County
sails for Alaska to-day on the City of Puebla.
His wife and daughter accompany him on the
J. A. Wilson, a son of Senator H. C. Wilson of
Tehama, was one of yesterday's arrivals at the
Grand. Mr. Wilson is a big cattle-raiser, with
stock in Oregon and New Mexico.
PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT.
Mr. SJe of the Chinese legation in Washing
ton, an enthusiastic cyclist, rides a woman's
wheel on account of the peculiarities of his
Dr. F. E. Clark, founder of the Christian En
deavor, is said to dislike very much the name
"Father Clark, " as it gives the impression of
an old man, whereas he is only 44.
Mile. Marie Lafargue, who has scored such a
brilliant operatic success in London, was dis
covered in the Basque provinces by Comtesse
de la Rochefoucauld, who sent her to the Paris
Conservatory, where she won the first prize.
Ex-Governor Hoard of Wisconsin, who has
been talked of for United States Senator, is the
cleverest story-teller and the best dairyman in
the State. He will not own a cow that will not
net him $50 a year.
M. Wiasemsky, a fashionable Parisian, has
laid a heavy wager that he will ride from Paris
to America on horseback. He intends to ride
through Siberia to Bering Straits and, at the
right season, cross to Alaska on the ice.
One of the most heroic and difficult feats ever
performed by a woman was that of Miss Marie
Louise Evans of Hythe, near Southampton,
Eng. On 'Whitsunday afternoon ft boat con
taining three persons capsized near the pier.
Without stopping even to relieve herself of her
skirts, Miss Evans jumped from the pier, swam
out to the boat, biought in one of the unfor
tunates, a woman; swam out again and kept
the other two, a man and a girl, afloat until
help came. The girl was sinking for the last
time when Miss Evans dived for her.
AROUND THE CORRIDORS.
Dr. H. Rowe, editor of the American Field, Is
staying at the Palace for & few days. He has
been on the coast for several weeks for the
benefit of h*s health. The American Field,
which is published in New York and Chicago,
is a sportsman's paper devoted to fishing and
Dr. Rowe, in speaking of those sports in
California la9t evening, said: '-The sportsmen
of California don't appreciate the advantages
they have. There can be no doubt whatever
that you have the best shooting and fishing
here that there is in the United States. Where
can you find a preserve equal to that of the
Country Club heie within a few miles of the
City? If I had that preserve within 300 miles
of New York I should not want any better in
come than that from club membership. Yet
the sportsmen here have got to adopt proper
measures for the protection of game or it will
disappear as it has in the States along the
Mississippi. It is not many years since Illinois
was one ot the most wonderful district* for
game in the world, and then Minnesota and
lowa. See how depleted they have become
through the failure to take proper measures to
protect the game."
SUPPOSED TO BE HUMOROUS.
If New York, drops her first syllable and be
comes simply "York," why should not Chicago
drop two and become "Go"?— Chicago Dis
"Where there's so much smoke there must be
some fire," as the stern employer said after the
cigarette-consuming clerk hud walked deject
edly away.— New York Herald.
"She's such an old-fashioned girl."
"Yes. She has a Roman nose and a most
pronounced Green forehead."— Detroit Tribune.
Theological.— Bessie— Papa, what is a unit?
Papa (reflectively) — Well, one is a unit.
"Then Kate's young man is a Unitarian,
"Because you said he was looking out for
number one all the time.''— Texas Siftings.
Bacon— What do you call your cat Trolley
Egbert— We count on his being good for nine
lives, at least.— Yonkers Statesman.
Clerk— Yes, sir! That's one of the best clocks
we have in the store. It goes eight days with
Hayseed— ls that so? How long do you figure
she'll go when you do wind her?— Harper's
Professor— Your brother's absent this morn
Student— Yes, sir.
Professor— He can never expect to get ahead
by absenting himself from his class.
Student — I fear it is getting a head that has
caused his absence, professor.— Yonkers States
Mr. Dukane (as Spimns goes by on his wheel)—
That poor fellow has the kyphesis bicyclista
Johnny Dukane (who knows all about bicy
cles) — Oh, no, papa. He has the latest im
proved pneumatic— Pittsburg-Chronicle Tele
It is all very well to poke fun at the callow
college graduate and his commencement ora
tion. But how many baccalaureate sermons
are preached in any year that make any better
showing for originality of thought or capacity
to change the course of the world?— Providence
SCHEEL JOINS THE FOLD.
The Musicians Union Will Al
low Him to Conduct
Half the Money Is Paid, and the
Note Will Be Given
This afternoon will see Fritz Scheel re
instated as a member in good standing of
the Musicians' Union. He will be able
Eoon again to conduct the park band and
nothing will hinder him from making con
tracts with Ritter, Roderman and all the
rest of his soloists for the Mechanics' Fair.
It was the Mechanics' Fair contract, 'or
rather the fear- of losing it, that decided
Scheel not to kick any longer against the
ricks. When the National Council of
the Musicians' Union condemned Scheel
to pay the $1132 claimed by his Vienna
Prater men the conductor was wroth, and
declared that he would rather never raise
a baton than satisfy what he denounced
as an unjust claim. There was a good deal
of brave talk about some of the best solo
ists in the union seceding, in order to play
with Scheel at the Mechanics' Fair, but
when it was announced that non-union
men would not be eligible for the contract
the conductor saw that he would be forced
to surrender or ehe pine mute and inglori
ous—for what is a conductor without a
The Mechanics' Fair contract was worth
going back to the union for, so Scheel
agreed to pay half the $1132 down and to
give a promissory note, payable in three
months, for the other half. These terms
were accepted and yesterday L. N. Ritzau,
the most devoted of all Scheel's hench
men, paid $506 into the treasury of the
Musicians' Uuion, as Scheel himself was
not possessed of the amount. To-day the
promissory note, indorsed to the satisfac
tion of the union, will be given to the sec
retary, and that formality having been
complied with Scheel will be at liberty to
conduct as of yore.
The leader's friends believe that the
money is as sure to be returned as if it
were only being deposited in a reliable
bank. The National League has agreed to
give the Scheel case a retrial, and as soon
as the local lodge has collected its evi
dence, which is all in favor of Scheel, a
jury will meet either in New Jersey or
Philadelphia. In spite of the fact that the
Hamburg conductor came very near caus
ing a split in the union the local lodge is
determined to see that justice is done as
far as lies in its power. All along th-<i
members of this union have held that
Scheel was not responsible for the $1132,
and if the National jury reaches the same
decision the money paid yesterday will be
Stammered in Both.
A young gentleman who stutters slight
ly has recently graduated from a military
school, of which the discipline is very
During his course he had made a fine
record, but on one occasion a careless error
in writing bade fair to cost him a portion
of his vacation. He sought the principal
of the school, who, after reprimanding
him anew for his carelessness, told him he
must take his punishment.
"But, colonel," the boy replied, "I
st-strstammer in writing as well as in
He took his vacation as usual.— Boston
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tons of coal. To this total Great Britain
contributed 185,000,000: the United Btates
170,000.000; Germany 74,000,000; France,
25,250,000; Belgium, 10,500,000, and Austria-
Hungary, 10,250,000 tons. Five million
tons were raised in Australia, four in
Canada and three in British India.
Clifford Richardson, official chemist of
Washington, District of Columbia, reply
ing to an inquiry as to the merits of the
various baking powders, says that he con
curs with the opinion of the best chemists
of the country that the Royai is the best.
IN THE YOSEMITE VALLEY
Governor Budd Discovered a
Combine Between the
HOW GLASCOCK WAS SCORED.
The Commissioners Will Permit J.
M. Hutchlnes to Return to
His Old Home.
Governor James H. Budd, president of
the Board of Yosemite Valley and Mari
posa Big Tree Grove Commissioners, pre
sided at the meeting of this long-named
body yesterday. It is the first time that
he has been present at a meeting of the
Commissioners and there was a rattling of
dry bones that astonished several people.
The others present were: George B.
Sperry, vice-president ; Henry K. Field,
John Boggs, John H. O'Brien, Max Gold
berg, Charles G. Clinch, and John F. Shee
han secretary and treasurer. The absen
tees were E. P. Johnson and H. J. Ostran
dep. The executive committee consists of
Field, O'Brien and Clinch.
The first flank movement made by the
Governor was during the reading of the
minutes of the previous meeting, when
reference was made to what had taken
place in executive session. He entered a
protest against executive sessions of a pub
lic body such as the Yosemite Commission,
and as a result the by-laws were so
amended that hereafter there will be no
executive sessions, and the records of the
last meeting of this character became a
part of the regular proceedings.
The next surprise occurred when two pe
titions were read from the lessees of the
Sentinel House and the Stoneman House.
A. D. Glascock runs the former and J. J.
Cook the latter. Cook asked for more pas
ture land for his cows, stating that Glas
cock has more than he requires.
Glascock was present with two attorneys
to secure a ten years' lease of the Sentinel
House. He protested that he has no more
pasture land than he can use for his own
stock. He was astonished when the Gov
ernor suddenly asked:
"Mr. Gl&scock, why has your hotel been
closed for a part of this season, which is a
violation of the terms under which you
hold the present lease?"
Glascock answered that it was a bad
year and the hotel had net been paying.
He had lost $600 a month on the place.
"And yet you want to renew your lease
for ten years and lose more money," re
torted Governor Budd. "Is it not a fact
that you have pooled your interests with
Mr. Cook of the Stoneman Hotel?"
"No. There is no pool; but — "
"Have you not received money from Mr.
Cook for keeping your own hotel closed?"
Glascock wilted* and replied : "Well, yes,
I — that is, there is an arrangement — "
"Yes, I have heard so— a sort of arrange
ment, as you say, which means that you
and Cook have pooled your interests and
put up a job on the public and this com
mission. I am not in favor of granting
you a lease if there is to be any pooling
done. The valley and the hotels belong to
the public and there shall be no combina
tions with public property."
One of Glascock's attorneys attempted
to straighten out the muddle, for his client
was apparently sadly cornered. While in
the middle of a pretty little speech about
Cook's COW 3 the Governor broke in and
put the question point blank to Glascock:
"What are your little arrangements with
the landlord 6f the Stoneman?"
Again Glascock began to flounder aronnd,
and, not giving a direct answer, the Gov
ernor continued by saying: "There have
been too mapy complaints' from visitors to
the valley, who said they could not secure
any accommodations at the Sentinel. It
was only a short time ago that this com
mission spent $1100 in repairing this hotel —
the public' 3 money, by the way. Here
aeain, the secretary has a complaint from
Mr. Cook, alleging that when the Sentinel
is open Mr. Glascock solicits patronage of
the passengers arriving on the stages.
This, too, is a violation of our rules, and
is prohibited in his lease. I shall protest
against granting Mr. Glascock a renewal of
his lease except under bonds furnished by
him that he will not Violate our rules
Julius Kahn, one of Glascock's attorneys,
denied for his client that the latter solicits
patronage, and resumed his address, say
ing that there should be two hotels in the
valiey in case one should burn down.
The Governor said he favored two hotels
there, but he was not in favor of granting
a lease for so long a turm as ten years. He
did not want to Dind any such an agree
ment upon his successor, as he did not
propose to succeed himself. A four years'
lease i 3 long enough. Again he turned
upon Glascock and demanded to know his
reasons for objecting to tell what were his
arrangements with Cook. The informa
tion was not given. A long discussion fol
lowed as to whether the Sentinel should
be conducted upon the American plan,
and the Stoneman on the European, or
the two hotels be conducted on both the
European and American plan. The final
decision was that each hotel should be
conducted upon both plans.
Then came the discussion about the time
for which Glascock should receive his
lease. Several favored four or five years
and the Commissioners decided that the
lease be granted for four years at $300 a
year, with the privilege bf renewal ; also
that clauses be inserted in the lease forbid
ding pooling or soliciting on the part of the
lessee on the penalty of forfeiting tne lease.
Attorney Coogan protested against the
shortness of the term and the rental price,
but the motion was passed.
The executive committee was instructed
to draw up the lease and insert the anti
pool and anti-soliciting clauses and a clause
insisting upon the hotel being conducted
on both the European and American plans.
More trouble was stirred up when a peti
tion from James M. Hutchings was read.
The old man was the discoverer of and first
white settler in the Yosemite Valley. He
was at one time guardian of the valley. He
wishes a ten years' lease of his little old
log cabia and its five acres of surrounding
orchard. While he released all legal
claim to the property years ago on the
payment of $30,000 from the Federal Gov
ernment, still he wishes to call the valley
his home. Other boards have denied him
that privilege, but still he has lectured all
over the world about the beauties of Yo
semite, and he wants to entertain these
people he has met abroad. At last he
went before the State Legislature and se
cured the passage of this resolution which
he presented yesterday with his petition:
Benate concurrent resolution, adopted March
16, 1895: Resolved by the Senate, tne Assem
bly concurring, that the UHe of the cabin
erected in the Yosemite Valley by J. M Hutch
ings and the orchard adjoining, "of aoout five
acres in extent, planted by him, be and the
same is hereby granted J. M. Hutchiugs for the
term of ten years.
Governor Budd sat down hard upon this
legislative act and said that the State
Legislature had no control over the Yo
semite Valley, which was a National park.
To recognize such a claim would be to
establish a bad precedent and would open
the door to other legislative privileges be
ing granted. - .
The attorney for Glascock also inter"
posed an objection for his client, as the old
cabin and orchard are on the hotel prop
erty, but the Governor cut him short by
referring to the pooling and soliciting busi
ness haying placed Mr. Glascock in a pecu
liar position before the board. \ ' --;
Commissioner : Sperry said that Mr.
Hutchinga had for years been a thorn ia
the side of the Yosemite Commission.
"'.; At this point Dr. J. T. McLean, presi
dent of the Coulterville road, made an
earnest appeal on behalf of the gray
haired man who first entered the valley
and whose * very soul was wrapped up in
its grandeur. In the little cabin he lived
with his ; family for years, and he is the
last of his family now. The aged pioneer
had lectured all over the world about the
valley, and his writings on the subject
have been extensively read. Xow, with
only a few years of life remaining, he
should be allowed to spend them in his
early nome. .
Governor Bndd said that he would m
no way recognize the legislative act, but
he was in favor of granting the pioneer 3
prayer if the latter would abandon the
claim based upon the act. Hatchings
said he would, and the Governor moved
that in making oat the Glascock lease one
acre and the little cabin be reserved.
Dr. McLean urged the commission to
build a much-needed bridge on the old
Coulterville road, half a mile from the
cascade. The Commissioners acknowl
edged the need of such a bridge, but said
there was no money for such purposes in
The committee on tenements and build
ings recommended many repairs to the
Stoneman House and the Coffman <fe
Kenney House. In the Stonemau i
fire hose has been placed.
Last May Governor B'.uld directed
Irvine, J. L. Maude and Marten M;
composing the Bureau of Highways of the
State of California, to examine th<
and general features of the Yosemito Val
ley, with a view to improving the r
such an extent as possible with tL
terials and conditions there existing.
The bureau' 9 report contains many valu
able suggestions concerning the twenty*
two miles of road in the valley propt-r. <>r
this fifteen miles is heavy with sand ai.-i
dust. The remaining mileage is in fair
condition. Considerable study was made
of the materials for improving the poor
part of the road, and a black loam was
found that will serve the purpose if
sprinkled. The report went into innumer
able details with reference to curbi
taining walls; bridges and the protection
of the banks along Cascade Creek and Mer
ced River. The report was referred to the
The report of the committee on the
preservation of the floor of the valley road
was prepared by George Kent Radford, a
civil eneineer and landscape architect of a
worldwide reputation. Mr. Radfofd spent
a week in the Yosemite Valley. In hi* re
port he says:
Looking down upon the valley from Union
Glacier and other points enables one to realize
what the floor of the valley must have looked
like before it was so overgrown and to which it
can be restored when properly treated, f •- •
The flat surface, the rivt-r, the trees are there,
and the roads have been made, the cliff and
the foot coverings provided, but a growth of
low and useless small vegetation haa been al
lowed to accumulate and cover what should be
open meadows and glades, spoiling the views,
injuring the fine trees and adding the danger
of conducting and feeding a fire, should such
unfortunately occur by .accident or design. It
is difficult to believe that any person of ordi
nary intelligence, and possessing a reasonable
amount of taste, fan question the advisability,
and even neoesMtr, of removing this under
growth and opening up the fine effects that are
waiting to be looked upon. Here visitors come
in various ways and with different ideas anl
objects, and it is necessary, if possible, to fore
see and provide for these individual tastes and
wants. Some go to the hotels and others camp
For the hotel visitors, provision should he
made for garden and lawn with proper plant
ing and rustic shelters, grounds ior tennis, cro
quet, archery and other outdoor sports. * • •
Electric lights should oe provided for tha
hotels, etc. The camping grounds should te
properly located, cleared and arranged with
groups of trees and water, so as to be attractive
and under proper sanitary control. • • •
The banks of the river must be protected and
the wearing effects of the stream prevented.
Provision should be made for sprinkling the
roads so as to prevent the dust which in some
places is now somewhat of a nuisance. Foot
trails judiciously laid out amone the tr-". 1
clear of the drives should be provided so that
a complete circuit of the valley could be m&de
by pedestrians without encountering carriages
except at points of common interests. Shel
ters, seats, etc., should be built oa these trails
and at all points commanding interesting
views, and picnic facilities should bejarranged
in such places as the Happy Isles, etc.
To enable the foregoing objects to be Intelli
gently carried out requires the study and prep
aration of a plan, and to prepare the plan the
foundation of an accurate and complete topo
graphical map, which does not at present ex
ist, and I am willing to contribute my share t4
this good work, and providing the Commission
ers will pay mv traveling- expenses and hotel
expenses, and give me the services of two or
three intelligent laborers for about tw .
months, I will make the survey and prepare a
complete working plan free of charge.
Mr. Radford's offer was accepted and he
will begin work next month.
Commissioner Field reported that certain
campers had been defacing pine trees by
cutting through the bark, perforating it
with the words "Camp Hanford." As he
knows the campers he was i:\nructed to
begin proceedings against them.
The matter of repairing the old hotel at
Glacier Point and fixing up several bridges
w.s left in the hands of the executive
committee. The commission will meet
again on August 12.
Exceeding His Instructions.
The curtain had risen on the third act,
and the momentary hush that preceded
the resumption of the performance on the
stage was broken by a stentorian voice
from the rear of the auditorium.
"Is Dr. Higginspiker in the house?"
A tall, heavily whiskered man occupying
a front seat rose up.
"If Dr. Higginspiker is in the house," re
sumed the stentorian voice, "he told me I
was to come here and call him out at 10
Whereupon Dr. Higginspiker, looking
very red. picked up his hat and cane and
walked down the aisle amid loud and en
thusiastic applause. —Chicago Tribune.
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