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AT 0 It DAY JULY 13, 1896
~ THE CALL SPEAKS JFOH ALL.'
The people are wronged when the law is
It goes without saying the Dentists' ban
quet was toothsome.
It is hard to talk of a third term for
Cleveland without smiling.
No Supervisor can escape the reach of
the law by getting out of touch with it.
One clear clean victory won for the law
will makeit easier to win every fight here
The next time the Cornell boys strike
the Henley regatta they will have a better
The Civic Federation deserves well of the
people by the work it is doing for the
The establishment of a great coal-tar
plant at the Potrero is another indication
of good times.
The Solid Eight no longer ask what the
people are going to do about it. They have
got an inkling.
The Bankers' Convention is no more
solid on the money question than any
It is evident the people of San Francisco
do not intend the violation of law to be a
soft snap any longer.
The Southern Pacific exhibits its old
time enterprise in pre-empting Point Lobos
avenue without right.
"We may no longer doubt feminine cour
age when we observe progressive women
calling themselves new.
It is not against the extension of street
railways but against the violation of law
the people are protesting.
It is pleasing to know the Defender goes
well in a light breeze, but we would prefer
to see her knock the Valkyrie out on a
The Folsom plant is young, but is already
green and flourishing, and in time its
numerous branches will bear the richest
kind of fruit.
If there is any way of ascertaining who
stole the Fair will human ingenuity mijrht
prove equal to the task of preventing such
crimes in the future.
The delightfully cool weather of the City
is the most alluring invitation to pleasure
that it would be possible for residents of
the interior to receive.
It is a curiosity of the law that a man
who forges an order or a check is a crimi
nal, but that peddlers of forged lottery
tickets cannot be held amenable.
With the Valley road, the Folsom elec
trical plant and the Sequoia Carnival there
are so many great things to celebrate that
the ordinary citizen is bewildered.
The best evidence of insanity in the casa
of the man Fischer, who jumped from the
ferry-boat, was that he did so because he
imagined that a woman was pursuing him.
It would be difficult to convince the
public that a Supervisor who would sell
out to the Southern Pacific is impregnable
to the influence of a would-be policeman's
The happy circumstance in connection
with the Folsom electrical plant is that it
is situated in the center of the great agri
cultural basin and can send out its arms in
Since the Christian Endeavor Society is
to hold its next international convention
in San Francisco the National parties can
hardly deny they have a good example to
In the convention of colored men in
Bouth Carolina to consider how it may be
possible to retain the franchise the Soutn
ern Democrats see a black cloud on the
It is just as essential to the comfort of
City residents to seek the heat of the
mountains in summer as for that of tlie
residents of the heated interior to enjoy
the delicious cool winds of the City.
The statute providing for the sale of
municipal franchises is as fair for the Mar-
Ket-street Railway Company as for any
one else and the company has no reason to
seek to evade it, unless it has some unfair
The organization of a new company to
build a coast railroad from San Francisco
to Santa Cruz in opposition to the South
ern Pacific makes the Solid Eight sigh to
be Supervisors of San Mateo and Santa
While the Richmond Tract residents are
so strongly in favor of red rock for mac
adam they seem to overlook the fact that
its -use in the park covers the foliage with
a brick color that is as ugly as rouge on a
The girls who are being voted' for in the
contest to decide which shall serve as
Queen of Eureka's Sequoia Carnival are all
bo pretty that it would be difficult to vote
for one without violating the conscience
with regard to the others.
TOR THE LAW.
In the protest now being made against
the action of the Board of Supervisors in
attempting to evade the law regulating the
sale of municipal franchises, there is no
opposition to the extension of our street
railways. The objection and the oppo
sition are directed solely to the violation
of law. The men who are making the
protest and will make a lesral contest if it
becomes necessary, have no other aim
than that of vindicating the law and see
ing that justice is done in this City.
It should be borne in mind that the
statute which the eicht Supervisors have
sought to evade in the interests of the
great corporation is not only an estab
lished law and a just law, but it is a law
necessary to the welfare of the commu
nity. It was not enacted without cause. It
is not the outcome of freak legislation. 'A
long series of offenses committed in con
nection with the granting of municipal
franchises, not in this City only, nor in
this State only, but throughout the Union,
afford conclusive proof that some law was
needed regulating the methods by which
such franchises were to be disposed of.
Many States enacted such laws, and ours
is one of the fairest and best. That it was
needed is evidenced by the very fact the
monopoly is trying to evade it and will
evade it if the people are not resolute in
preventing the consummation of the
The law is unequivocally fair in its terms.
Practically it does no more than require
public notice of every franchise petitioned
for and the public sale of the franchise to
the highest bidder. This works no wrong
to any corporation. It simply puts an end
to secret underhand methods of dealing
with such matters. It prevents careless
Supervisors from giving away valuable
franchises without due consideration. It
prevents individuals or corporations ob
taining for nothing franchises that others
would be willing to pay for. Such a law is
thoroughly just and expedient. It was
worth enacting and it is worth sup
As the law works no injustice to the
Market-street company, why does that
company seek to evade it? As it requires
of Supervisors only that they should act
publicly, fairly, squarely and honestly in
the disposal of municipal franchises, why
should Supervisors seek to evade it? Since
it does justice, why should any just man
try to dodge it? Since it protects the pub
lic welfare, why do those entrusted with
the management of public affairs endeavor
to override it? Since it was demanded by
the people and was enacted in the interests
of the people, why do the elect of the peo
ple sneak after some way to nullify it?
Since it means the public good, who can
oppose it but the enemies of the public?
Since it aims to prevent fraud and wrong,
who in righting for it can have any inter
est that is honest and just?
As might have been expected, when a
committee from the letter-carriers re
quested the Supervisors to compel the
Market-street Railway Company to obey
the law and transport them free when in
the discharge of their duties, the Supervi
sors blandly refused to interfere. The
communication presented by the carriers
stated the case thus:
"The Market-street Railway Company
refuse to abide by the law passed by the
Legislature and signed by the Governor
February 27, 1893, relative to letter-carriers
riding free on street railway cars, and also
the law passed by the Board of Supervisors
compelling all street railway companies to
allow letter-carriers to ride free of charge
while on duty. The carriprs have been
thinking of making a test case. At the
same time it would involve a great expense
upon us which we feel would not be just,
as the Market-street Company is violating
Supervisor Hughes facetiously asked
why the letter-carriers did not force the
company to obey the law, and they prop
erly answered that the railway combine is
not easily forced to do anything. The Su
pervisors decided to do nothing.
At the same time the railway combine
cheerfully transports policemen and fire
men without any compelling for the rea
son that it owns property which they can
protect. That is they carry free those
public servants who can be of benefit to
them, but require those to pay who do not
serve them. Its own convenience, not that
of the public, is the main concern. And
yet no service would be more highly appre
ciated by the public than the prompt de
livery of the mails. The company might
argue that if the Federal Government de-
sires to expedite the work of the carriers
it could easily afford carfare, and that the
railway combine is under no obligation in
the premises. This argument can have no
effect in view of these considerations: That
it is not the policy of the Government to
pay carfare for the carriers nor the desire
of the people that the Government should
do so; that in this matter there is a tacit
co-operation between the Government and
those cities enjoying a free delivery, and
that the municipalities of the country, in
part consideration of the g/eat value of the
railway franchises which they grant, re
quire the beneficiaries to transport letter
carriers free. For that matter it is rare
that any such municipal regulation is
made, for the reason that it is generally
made unnecessary by the willingness of
the railway companies to transport car
riers free, as a very important public con
So such considerations have ever been
known to affect the conduct of the Southern
Pacific Company and its branch enter
prises. Not only was a State law neces
sary in attempting to force the company
to perform a public service that would not
cripple its revenues (as carriers cannot af
ford to ride if they must pay), but this was
backed by a municipal law to the same
effect. Both of these laws the company
refuses to obey, probably contending that
they were intended to affect only those
franchises granted after the i>assage of the
laws. In any event, with that unfailing
meanness which animates its whole bear
ing toward the public, it ignores the law
and withholds a public benefit, the grant
ing of which would cost nothing.
If these laws are enforcible they should
be put in operation! In any event, the
Market-street Railway Company should
not be permitted the sole privilege of con
AN INDUSTRIAL TEIUMPH.
. The whole State has cause to rejoice
over the completion and transfer to it of
the immense electrical plant at Folsom.
The history of this great undertaking has
been repeatedly published and is familiar
to all. The State is now in possession of
one of the greatest plants in the world for
the generation of electricity, but of far
greater value than that bare consideration
is the fact that to the extent of its appli
cability it is a complete solution of the fuel
problem, which always has been a draw
back to the State.
The principle represented in the Folsom
plant is the utilization of the power held
by the perennial streams that flow down
into the great valleys of the State from the
THJE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JULY 13, 18*J5.
Sierra Nevada. Thus the waters of the
American River, which is only one of a
vast number of these streams, are held by
a dam and made to run electrical genera
tors. At present the application of this
enormous power is confined to Folsom,
the Folsom prison and the city of Sacra
mento, but this is only a beginning both of
the use of electricity generated by this
plant and of the utilization of the power
held by the Sierra streams.
The advent of this power is particularly
welcome just now when the natural dis
advantage under which we labor on the
score of expensive coal is aggravated by the
formation of a combination for advancing
its price. The Folsom plant is to be
operated at a cost which represents but a
fraction of the expense of coal required to
generate an equal power. Tiiis matter has
not yet been determined, but it soon will
be, and we are confident that the revela
tion which it will make will be one of the
strongest of conceivable incentives for
pushing forward on new lines of enterprise
and development that will produce a com
plete revolution in some of the most im
portant concerns of our people.
The recent arrests of lottery-ticket sellers
by the police will have a wholesome effect
in checking the cvii. The sale of tickets
in fact has already been very largely sup
pressed. It is no longer carried on so
openly as it was, and if arrests continue to
be made the evil before long will be so
far abated that (he amount of money saved
to the community, which would otherwise
have gone to the lottery companies, will
be no inconsiderable item in the annual
increase of the wealth of the City.
It is hardly to be expected the lottery
<>vil will ever be wholly eradicated. The
lottery-ticket sellers may be accounted a
kind of ye rniin on the body politic and we
can no more get rid of them altogether
than we can get rid of licas. Nevertheless
it is possible to keep a clean house practi
cally clear of lleas, and it is possible to
keep t lie better portions of the City free
from lottery peddlers. To get rid of ver
min it is necessary to clean out their
brpeding places, and to get rid of the ticket
sellers we must make a clean sweep of the
gangs that start the peddlers out. It may
be difficult to reach these gangs, but it is
not impossible. The police by keeping a
good lookout may succeed in getting some
of the big fellows in reach of the law and
securing a conviction. This would be
better than convicting forty of the ped
dlers. In the meantime the work done so
far has resulted in no little benefit and
profit to the community and the better
elciiient of the people note with satisfac
tion the success achieved.
A GEEMAN VIEW.
As the falling off in the emigration from
the overpopulated States of Europe to
America has occasioned no little comment
in Germany, where the population contin
ues to increase and some outlet for it is
demanded, Louis Stern, United States Con
sul at BaraberXi baa reported to our Gov
ernment the summary of an article on the
subject by Professor A. Niggl, which, hav
ing attracted much attention in that coun
try, is likely to prove of interest to Ameri
cans, as an expression of German senti
ment on a subject of vast importance tons.
After a rapid review of the great undevel
oped resources of America and the appear
ance in ourcities of those social evils which
atliict Kurope, Professor Niggl says: "To
develop the productiveness of North Amer
ica a greater density of populationisre
quired ; thousands of acres of fruitful land
are still awaiting settlement. But what is
wanted is an immigration of intelligence
and activity, and not an invasion of ruined
adventurers and laborers totally without
the means of subsistence. * * * The
rational guidance of immigration into the
best channels is of course first of all the
duty of America in serving her own inter
ests, nevertheless a well-organized and able
society for that purpose in Germany would
achieve valuable and permanent results.
* * * America is no longer the land of
Canaan for such as hope to achieve success
by unbounded zeal for speculation, but on
the other hand there are many professions
in life, especially the pursuit of agriculture,
that promise a happy future and modest
fortunes to those who go to America in
spired by enthusiasm and industry."
It will be a good thing for this country
if this view of America becomes generally
adopted throughout Europe. It is a true
saying that what we want is "an immigra
tion of intelligence and activity and not an
invasion of ruined adventurers and labor
er? without the means of subsistence."
If any German society can assist in send
ing us the first it will find plenty of co
operation here, but we will rely on our own
Government and our own watchfulness to
keep out the invasion of the penniless and
"THE SUNDAY CALL."
Bright, breezy, graphic and interesting
will be all the features of The Sunday Call
to-morrow. The special articles will be of
exceptional excellence and variety. At
torney John E. Richards, a new contribu
tor to the journalism of San Francisco,
will entertain all who delight in graceful
literature by "The Pipes of Pan," a pas
toral of California. This writer is illus
trated by Kahler. Dan O'Connell con
tributes a story of frontier life in Washing
ton, "The Heroine of Cbehalis," and a
glimpse of Californian life will be found in
Adeline Knapp's tale of "The Grub Stake
Claim, With a Hear Story on the Side."
A picture of San Francisco in early days
will interest all in "Reuben D. Strong's
Reminiscences," by Ernest C. Stock, and
the "Marvels of Modern Astronomy," by
Rose O'Halloran, will be found instructive
as well as entertaining. In addition to
these special features there will be the
usual variety of notes and comments in
the children's page, the page for women,
the Paris fashions, book reviews, the Query
Column and other, regular departments.
All the news of the day, as reported by The
United Press, will, of course, be given con
cerning every portion of the world, and
the local news will, as usual, be of that
fullness which has earned for The Call
the title of the champion of Pacific Coast
interests and Pacific Coast men.
PROBLEMS OF THE NATION.
There came to this country during the year
ending on June 30, 255,325 immigrants. It
would be of interest to know just how many of
these people can read and write, and how soon
the average man of them all, as a voter, will
take part in shaping the destinies of this
Nation. The Republic has nothing to fear from
enlightened and honorable immigrants, but
every one of the hundreds of thousands of
ignorant and degraded who have flocked to
these shores is and has been a menace to free
institutions. A despotism may live with il
literacy at its base, but a republic cannot.—
It Is quite propor that people of different
nationalities who come to the United States
for permanent residence should respect the
flags ami institutions of the Government from
winch they came. But as citizens of the
United States, or intending to become such,
they should have but one flag— the flag of our
country: The stars and stripes.— Salt Lake
AROUND THE CORRIDORS.
"There is one thing I don't like," said
Oolonel K. B. Brown, as he walked up and
down the office of the Coso House last night,
"and that is the New Yori Recorder's attempt
to change some of the good old stories that
have been going the rounds ever since revolu
"Take, for instance, that yarn about Si and
Rube trading, it is one of the original yarns
that came over in the Mayflower, and I object
to having it mutilated. Now, I remember just
about the way it goes, and this is a true state
ment of the transaction:
"Rube came In to Si's store with an egg that
he said he wanted to swap for something and
asked Si what he wanted to give for it.
"Si looked round and said, 'Well, I guess it's
worth a darning-needle. '
"So Rube traded the egg for a darning
"'Of course you always treat on the head of
a transaction,' said Rube.
" 'Of course,' said Si.
"And Rube said, I'll take some sherry.' He
poured out the wine and said, 'I never drink
sherry without an egg.'
"So 81 handed him over the egg that he
traded for the darning-needle.
"Rube broke the egg into the glass, and as he
did so, he said, 'Holy smoke, Si! It's got a
double yelk! Another darning - needle,
Dr. and Mrs. A. T. Newcomb of Pasadena are
at the Grand.
S. M. Lasell, a leading merchant of Martinez,
Is a guest at the Grand.
J. F. Coope, a wine man of Santa Cruz, is
staying at the California.
R. J. Hazen, an attorney of Modesto, regis
tered yeeterday at the Grand.
J. Clover, a leading merchant of Colusa, was
one. of yesterday's arrivals at the Grand.
Ex-Judge B. S. 11011, an attorney of Sacra
mento, registered at the Grnnd yesterday.
Edwin Swinford, a prominent attorney of
Colon, registered yesterday at the Grand.
GtneralJ. W. B, Montgomery of Chico came
down yesterday and is a guest at the Grand.
Juan Sans, a leading merchant of Sonsonate,
Salvador, and his wife are guests at the Cali
Frank Miller, cashier of the bank of D. O.
Mills & Co. in Sacramento, is a guest at the
Frank A. Kimball, the great olive-grower of
National City, was one of yesterday's arrivals
at the Grand.
Postmaster and Mrs. W. S. Leake of Sacra
mento came down from Sacramento yesterday
ami are staying at the Palace.
Senora Conception de Llerana, wife of Dr.
Jose Llerana of Guatemala, who was the candi
date of the Constitutional puny for the Presi
dency of Guatemala, agHinst Barrios, in 1891,
was one of the arrivals i>y the San Jose yester
day. She registered at the Occidental with the
Dolores de Monge and Kifugia de
Sierra, whose husbands are prominent mer
chants of Guatemala.
THE VALLEY RAILROAD.
The disposition of the builders of the ValW
Railroad was well shown when they awarded
contracts for doina: the work on the Stockton
.section of the road to local men. If they carry
out that purpose throughout the proposed
route they will do much to popularize their
line. The auspicious beginning that has been
made at Stockton should be an inspiration to
Fresno to get actively at work doing what must
be don* to insure the road's coining here and
making this town its most important interior
puint in California. It is getting to be pretty
near time for the citizens of Fresno to ri^e
all together, hold a meeting and put some life
into this very important undertaking.— Fresno
The day of beginning work on the Valley
road will be a grand day for Stockton. It will
convince the last remaining doubters of the
reality of the enterprise. Stockton has vege
tated so long that there have been many who
wore unable to imagine a new condition or an
increased rate of growth, but when the grading
of the road begins the last doubter will dis
appear and the laying of rails will either kill
or convert the most stubborn Silurians who
Relieve but still mourn the change that will
deprive them of the luxury of grumbling that
Stockton is a dead town.— Stockton Independ
Those who think that because there Is little
demand for property just now there never will
be are greatly mistaken. Every storm and
flood and blizzard; everyday of blasting heat
or destructive cold; every loss of crops and
every damage to buildings in the Eastern
States tends to drive the people to the Pacific
Coast, where such evils are absolutely un
known. There is not a ten-acre lot in Santa
Clara Valley— nay, we may say from the moun
tain tops on the west to the mountain tops on
the East, from Palo Alto to Gilroy— that will
not one day have a home upon it and produce
ample to support a family in comfort and
luxury. We have as yet but scratched the sur
face of our magnificent soil, and we have not
yet told the hundredth part of the advantages
of our splendid climate.— San Jose Herald.
The future prosperity of Cuba depends abso
lutely upon release from dependence upon
Spain and establishment of freedom of com
mercial intercourse with the United States.
Gain by this change of relations would be
mutual. Increased capacity of the island for
consumption would open new markets for our
manufactures, whllfl ample supplies of raw
products at cheap rates would foster many in
dustries in this country. For these business
reasons we should wish well to the Cuban
revolution.— Portland Oregonian.
The China Basin lease has been finally
signed, the first cargo of rails has arrived, the
Stockton right of way is secured— now what's
the mutter with making dirt fly until it rolls
ap ln sheets as high as poplar trees? Colonel
.Tones can furnish diversion enough by talking
of his Monterey road, but people generally
want to see perspiration oozing from a million
pores in actual labor on the Valley line.—
Why should we not have trained juries? Is
it a safe method in doing justice to call upon
men to pass upon difficult questions, some of
them involving life and death, or the disposi
tion of much property, or the maintenance of
human rights, who have not been trained by
habit or study to close thinking and long-con
tinued mental application?— Sacramento Rec
It is greatly to the credit of the Republican
party that it lms so many men who are
acknowledged to be thoroughly fitted for the
Presidency. A party so well supplied with
first-class leaders is sure to succeed.— Ellens-
Jjurg (Wash.) Capital.
OPINIONS OF EDITORS.
Under the heading "A Party Blunder" the
Santa Rosa Republican says: Some members
of the executive committee of the Republican
State Central Committee held a meeting afSan
Francisco Tuesday afternoon and, to draw it
mildly, made asses of themselves and did their
party injury. The meeting was not properly
called. Common decency would suggest that
when a meeting of such a body is to bo held to
pass upon important business all the members
should be notified and should be given time to
attend. This was not done in the instance re
ferred to. The writer is a member of the com
mittee. He was in Ban Francisco Monday and
was told that the committee meeting would be
held Wednesday afternoon. No written notice
whatever was received, but by Tuesday morn
ing's papers it was announced that the meeting
was to be held that afternoon, and on that
announcement it was not possible for a coun
try member to attend /he meeting. The
meeting was held to pass on the ap
pointment of A. E. Castle and Samuel
Foster as Republican members of the
Board of Election Commissioners of San Fran-
Cisco. These men had been named by Mayor
Sutro. They are universally recognized as
honest and true men— loyal to their party and
fair to all. There should have been no question
about their confirmation. There would have
been no question about it if there had been a
full meeting of the committee.* But this was
not desired by the clique of the committee that
arranged for the meeting Tuesday afternoon,
and as a result the appointment of Mr. Foster
was rejected. The committee consists of
twenty-nine members. Eight of the members
reside outside of San Francisco, and none of
these were present, Only nine of the twenty
one resident members of the committee at
tended the meeting, the others being out of
the City probably, and but five of these voted
to reject the appointment. We enter our pro
test against this star-chamber kind of business.
Mr. Chairman Cornwall does himself no credit
by such party management. He insults every
fair-minded member of his party by so doing.
Such disreputable political manipulation
should be universally condemned. The
country press should speak out in regard to
such treachery and let the people know who
are responsible for it.
Under Republican policy it was not difficult
to get a revenue sufficient to support the
Government and steadily reduce the public
debt. Under Democratic policy it has been
necessary to make three sales of bonds to get
money, and the deficit continues at the rate of
to $50,000,000 a year, while labor
finds but partial employment ana waßes are
reduced. The debate whether Republican
policy or Democratic policy is better for the
country can hardly be a serious one hereafter.
The deadly microbe has invaded everything
worth having since he was discovered. We
are now told that it is positively dangerous to
eat the rind of any fruit, and that the annual
death rate would be greatly reduced if all fruit
were Dared before being eaten. It is really too
bad that our forefathers didn't know about
all these things in their day. But, then, they
were spared a great deal of worriment by rea
son of their ignorance, and this fact may have
greatly prolonged their lives in many in
stances.—Los Angeles Times.
This is a memorable week in the history of
the San Joaquin Valley Railroad. The first
cargo of steel rails has arrived, the China Basin
lease has been concluded, and bids for the
grading of the first section of the road and for
supplying the necessary lumber have been re
ceived. When will a similar week come to the
Sacramento Valley? How long, oh, how long,
will our people wait before they get a move on?
— Oroville Mercury.
When the work of grading the Valley Rail
road in Tulare County begins then the times in
this county will commence to improve rapidly.
There are many enterprises in this county that
will be started just as soon as the competing
railroad is an assured fact, and from present
appearances it will not be long until the
directors, will know where they want the rOad
to go, as the surveyors are working rapidly.—
Now that the China Basin lease is signed for
the Valley road it is in order for this county to
look after the Santa Clara branch and Pacheco
Pass extension. The Alviso slough improve
ments and electric lines connecting Gilroy with
it should also be discussed freely and ways and
means propositions considered. Gilroy must
wuke up or be left slumbering.— Gilroy Gazette.
PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT.
Ex-Chief of Police Byrnes of New York says
that he has declined a proffer of $15,000 per
annum by a foreign Government that requires
In 1860 the late Duke of Hamilton laid
£180,000 to £GOOO against Hermit for the
Derby. Fortunately for him, friends inter
vened and the bet was canceled.
Accu Atopie, a negro from the German col
ony of Togoland, Africa, is one of the best
students in the scientific college in Cassel,
Germany. Emperor William was once a stu
dent in the gymnasium there.
Mother Mary Gonzaga, who is said to be the
oldest sister of charity in the United States,
celebrated the sixty-ninth anniversary of her
initiation into the order at Philadelphia on
Friday. She is 85 years of age.
Rev. Mr. Wheeier cf New Brunswick, who
ri.les a wheel on Sundays when he feels like it,
has declared in his last sermon: "I see no more
harm in a spin on one of our streets on a Sun
day afternoon than I do in a walk on the
The Italian Deputy and ex-Minister, Barnar
dino Grimaldi, speaks 200 words to the minute.
"What a mercy," exclaimed some one, "that
Grimaldi was not born a girl!" "Yes," replied
the other, "fancy such a speaker growing up
to be somebody's mother-in-law!"
Colonel Spohr, in a German military news
paper, points out how frequent is the case in
his country of horsetrainers forcing their ani
mals to indulge in alcoholic "pick-me-ups."
The writer declares that the effect of alcohol
on horses is of a highly injurious nature.
Although he is 85 years old, Senator Morrill
of Vermont is said to have announced that he
will accept another re-election at the end of
his present term. His fifth term In the Senate
will expire in March, 1887. Up to date he has
served twenty-eight years in the Senate and
twelve years in the House.
Over seventy years ago Joseph Dudley of
Waterford, Me., conceived the idea of putting a
large clock outside of his house, over the en
trance to the place. For that length of time
the clock has been running regularly, with the
original works in it. Neither the rain nor the
snow ever stops it, and it's as regular as the sun.
Five generations of one family are living
near Hamilton, Obio. The oldest member is
Mrs. Margaret Nash, who is 89 year old, and
the youngest her great-great-grandchild, Ruby
Cleveland, who is 7 months old. Mrs. Nash
had seventeen children, and her daughter had
fourteen. The grandmother of Ruby is only
34 years oid and her mother is 17.
It is said that Arthur Balfour, the new leader
of the House of Commons, never wears his hat
in the House. When addressing the House he
generally holds himself together by the lapels
of his coat. He is an extremely nervous man
and moves about a good deal, both in his sett
and on his feet. He is indefatigable, alert, well
posted, fearless and generally good humored
The miracle of the Red Sea, which enabled
the children of Israel to escape from Pharoah,
lias happened again, reports Major-General
Tulloch lo the British Government. He has
been surveying the route of the exodus and
saw it with his own eyes last spring. A wind
arose so fierce that within a few hours it had
driven the entire waters of Lake Menzaleh out
of sight beyond the horizon, leaving all the
Bailing vessels resting on the sand bed.
SUPPOSED TO BE HUMOROUS.
He— That's just like a woman. She can't
view any question impartially. All on one
side, just as she is on horseback.
She— Yes, John ; and haven't you been on
every public question the same way you ride
on horseback?— Boston Transcript.
He (reading)— And so they were married.
That is the way all love matches end.
She— Yes; they don't burn long.— Harlem Life.
Magistrate— lf you were there for no dishon
est purpose why were you in your stocking
Burglar— l heard there was sickness in the
family, your Worship.— Richmond State.
Landlord (to guest)— How do you like the
Guest— lt is beautiful.
Landlord (to clerk)— John, add $6 to his bill
for scenery.— Atlanta Constitution.
He— Madam, your husband Is liberal to a
She— l wish I were a fault.— Detroit Free
Hoax— That story of yours reminds me of a
Joax— How so?
Hoax — It won't wash. — Philadelphia Record.
Friend— Do you know that lam at last begin
ning to understand your poetry?
Great magazine poet— Heavens I Is it then
true that 1 am losing my cunning.— Syracuse
"The actions of some of these reformers, "
said the cornfed philosopher, "remind me
much of the way my father used to pull weeds
in the garden for about a minute to show me
how easy it was. Then he would go off and sit
down iv the bhade and leave me to keep at it
all the forenoen."— lndianapolis Journal. ,
Mrs. Cawker— Charlie got burned when he
commenced to shoot off his Independence day
firecrackers, but just as soon as I had tied up
his finger he was out again shooting some
Mr. Cawker— Oh, well, one good burn de
serves another.— Judge.
Castle Crags, July 10. 1895.— The arrivals
from San Francisco the past week were: Mrs.
C. L. Catherwood, Lawrence C. Hastings, Miss
Ma»y Burn?, Mrs. J. 11. Jewetr, Mr. and Mrs.
Montgomery, S. Currey, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac W.
Hellman, the Misses Florence and C. HeU
man, Mr. and Mrs. C. Kirkpntrick, Mr. and
Mrs. John P. Irish, Miss Florence Iri>h, John
W. Barnes, J. A. Folger, Mr. and Mrs. William
F. Hereto, the Misses Carrie. Kate and Alice
Herrin. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Van Fleet and
children, Mr. and Mrs. M. Lewis, Mr. and
Mrs. M. J. Lewenthal, E. AValter, Homer
J. Kin*, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. W.-b
--ster, William B. Bryan. Mr. and Mrs.
J. Lilienthal, B. V. Cheener. Mr.
and Mrs. John J. Valentine and children,
J. Levy, Mr. ami Mrs. K. ii. Wash born, Mrs. W.
B. Morgan, Vf. !•:. Rale, J. E. Davis, Major T. F.
Waken, John W. Kiein, J. B. Sherrond, Mrs. J.
Condit-Smith, Miss Mary Condit-Smith, 11.. 1.
Knowles, Edward 11. Bbel lon, Samuel Knight,
O. F. Crocker, Jamea Hanaeu, Mr. and Mrs. C.
A. Fisher, Mil* Nora Hanlev, Miss Helen Con
lon, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bayne, Walter Car
tel and daughter, Robert Carter, Miss Anna
Wachter, M.>s Boee J. Walter, Miss May
Hooper, Eiltcar Carroll. Mrs. Rutherford, An
drew Martin, A. H. Rutherford, Mr. and Mr*.
E. B. Badlam, C. E. Hayes, Mi: - M. J. i.raham,
Hugo Kothcbild, William F. Wood. Mr. and
Mrs. J. Bchotezee, Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Gwin, S.
S. Sauborn, Miss Qwin, Mr. and Mrs. N. M.
Gwin, Mrs. P. Van Clief, MLm Bacon.
Highland Spring?, July 12, 1895. — The
following are the latest arrivals here: J. A.
Hogg, W. H. McKenzie, J. J. MoKean, A. W.
Shields, L. Silverman, Thomas Mikel, M. Mou
sen, C. B. Shaw, Flin Smith, M. Fitzgerald, A.
L. .Banks, M. R. Donohoe, R. E. Hicks,
B. Banks, T. B. Bradford, F. P. Spear,
Charles E. Mooser, J. O'Connell, L.
Deutsch, Mrs, Harding, Miss Harding, Mrs.
Ballard, Mrs. I. A. Lundy, Mrs. K. H. Cahoon,
F. I. Vassault, 8. Mann, Mis.s Maude Hood, Miss
Maude Squire. MiM Myra Squire, Mrs. F. Hall,
Miss Susie Hall, Miss A. B. MoHoyle, Miss J.
Anderson. Miss E. J. Onyon, Miss 8. E. Farwcll.
L. H. Smith, G. T. Batcli, W. E. Blair,
Mis.s S. C. nrwelL L. H. Smith, G. F. Balcn,
\V. E. Blair, R. Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. J. J.
Tob.n, W. J. Yore, Dr. C. F. Sullivan, L. C.
Hansen, C. J. Easjer, Mrs. M. J. Brady. Mis- M.
Milton, Miss L. Wftieott.J. F. steedraan,.V.Gaeg
gel and party, Miss D. Robins, Mrs. F. T.Robins,
.1. K. Dollison, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. PatrirK, A.
Colin and daughter, Miss S. Foul, Miss C. Ford,
I). W. Morris, G. Morgan, A. «'. Morrison, L. 11.
Peterson, G. W. Koch Jr., \V. J. Whitney, C.
Temple, A. Skaife, Charles Lcghton, •'. M.
Jcllett, M. W. Jellctt, C. E. Brooks,
K. McDeTitt, Mr.-. L. M. Beaudry, L. M. Beau
dry, Mis.s I. A. Beaudry, Miss ,1. Pladnn, J. H.
Whalin and family, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Chapin,
M. P. Scanlan, J. E. McMahan, Father Haggan.
Hotel de Redwood, July 12, 1895. —The
mountains still continue to be filled with
visitors. Among the week's arrivals at this
hotel were: Mr. and Mrs. George Burke, Mrs.
Fitzpatrick, Miss S. M. Thompson, Miss Etta
Thompson, 11. 11. Owens, Miss Bertie Robbins,
Miss Lida Robbins, Miss Mamie Robbins, Mi.ss
Ida Robbins, Miss Rosalind Bost, Mrs. Bost,
Sammie Bost, Miss Jeannette C. Davis,
Lieutenant R. 11. Lamson, Miss Gertrude Lam
son, Miss Helen Lamson, Mrs. X. K. French and
daughter, Sarah A. C. Bartlett, Mr. and Mrs.
.\. I. Barnard, Mr. and Mrs. W. Halbert and
family, Mrs. kern, Miss Marion Smith, Mrs.
Jansen, Miss Marion Jansen, Miss May Troll ret,
Mr. ami Mrs. E. K. Brang, Miss Braug, Mr.
ami Mrs. C. E. Hatch and fannly, Mrs. Ridley
and family, Mr. and Mr>. Nichols and family,
Miss Freda Moore, Mis.- Gertie Smith, Miss Mac
Smith, Mrs. A. J. Gove and family, William D.
Brown, Laymanoe Wagner, * Miss Crete
Jones, C. B. l'arcello, Miss Alice Brown,
John Lynam, Mr. and Mrs. Bwanson
and family, Mrs. Johnson, Mr. Jordan,
A. T. Sloane, G. B. Sloane, Mr. Griffin, Mr.
Earl ami sun, Mrs. Asa Fisk, Arthur Fisk,
Mr. and Mrs. W r estheimer, Mr. and Mrs. Catlin
and fami;>-, Miss Robertson, MissTalcott, Miss
Ethel Wagner, Miss Talbot, Miss Etta Talbot.
Pescadero, July 10, 1895. — The following
guests are staying at the Swanton House: Mr.
and Mrs. Ellis H. Holmes, Mr. and Mrs. B. F.
Ilolbrook, Mr. and Mrs. Cephas Turner, Major
McClung's family, Mrs. Locke and daughter,
Miss Spooner, Mrs. 11. F. Cristy and daughter,
Mrs. Leirty, Mr. and Mrs. S. Sweet and two
daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Burnell, M. K.
Gibbons, 11. Walter Gibbons, Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
Sierbierst and two sons, Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Rolph and son, John Tel ton Hamilton, Ralph
Hamilton. Fletcher Hamilton, Miss Clara Ham
ilton, Miss Alexandra Hamilton, Miss A. T.
Crowley, Miss M. B. Crowley, Miss Laura Ham
ilton, Miss Ruth McNutt, Miss May Denraan,
Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Robbing, Or. W. B. Lewitt
and family, Mrs. C. Giesting and children. Kan
Francisco; Mrs. Dr. Hammond, Charles A.
Wetmore Jr., William M. Noyes, Livermore;
Mr. and Mrs. George Thomas. "Pape and child,
San Rafael; Mr. and Mrs. F. 1). swoet/"r,
Mountain View ; Ansel M. Easton, CharV-s H.
Adams, George H. Riplev, G. Clinton Ripley.
Deer Park Inn. Lake Tahoe, July 10, 1993.—
The following guests are staying at the inn:
Mr. and Mrs. \V. S. Goodfellow, Mr. and Mrs.
Colin M. Boyd, Judge and Mrs. Davis Louder
back and family, Mrs. W. J. Landers, Miss Ber
nice Landers, Masters Herbert and Marsden
Landers, of San Francisco; Mrs. C. E. Palmer,
Miss Bessie Palmer, Miss Ida Belle Palmer,
Silas Palmer, Miss Edith Selby, Miss Rachel
Vrooman, Miss Ethel Moore, of Oakland; ('. .1.
Fox, Mrs. C. J. Fox, C. J. Fox Jr.. Miss Beatrice
Fox, of Berkeley; Miss Frances Uodgkinson,
Master Norman Hodgkinson. Miss Anglon,
Mrs. Hertz, Mi=s Regina Hertz, Mrs. James
Cunningham and family, San Fran<-i>eo ; Miss
Brewer, Miss S. H. Brewer, .San Mateo; Dr. Ed
ward R. Taylor, Harry W. Taylor, San l'rai;
cisco; Miss E. H. Hilton. Mrs. *C. G. Samsou,
Dr. Timmerman, Oakland; Miss Sophie Ath
earn. Miss Katharine Stone, Miss Emily Van
Orden, Dorville Libby, San Francisco.
JFtna Springs. July 10, 1895.— .Etna is a
pleasant place these warm, midsummer days,
and guests who are obliged from time to time
to return to business and other duties else
whereleave with regret. But the arrivals more
than balance the departures, so that there is
always abundance of good company. Follow
ing are the most recent arrivals: Mr. and Mrs.
Charles F. Snook and son, JohnT. Bell, Stanley
J. Bell, Oakland; L. H. F. McKee, M. Goldman,
J. J. O'Brien, Eugene Unger, George F. Burnett,
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel McCartney and child,
Dave Wasserman, Arthur Schmidt, Mr. Kane
and daughter, Mrs. F. A. Lux, Selma A. Lux,
George A. Winterburn, Mrs. S. W. McPherson,
San Francisco; Mrs. J. R. English, Vallejo;
Mrs. M. B. McPlke, Omaha: Miss M. Frie L.
English, Vallejo; Mrs. R.W. Lenirue and child,
The Geysers, Sonoma County, July 12, 1^95.—
Late arrivals here are: J. H. Kleisor, Fanniu
Armstrong, JennieS. Marshall, Daisy A. Bethell,
George W. Kleiser, Mrs. Robison, Gertrude
l'Hommedun, Miss J. Broderick. James M.
Hobbs, S. D. Block, A. Bloch, Mrs. Currie,
Miss Donovan, 0. Temple, C. E. Brooks,
Miss If. L. Whelan, William B. Whe
lan, S. Hausman, R. Weber, Mrs. Smith,
Miss ß. Smith, Miss A. Smith, Miss L. Sample,
A. L. McCray, H. K. Smith, L. B. Orowley. A.
Rich, Miss 'R. Rich, Miss (irau, Miss Uo'ebel,
John 11. Boalt, H. Ileyman, Mrs. M. Hess, Mr.
and Mrs. F. 11. Martens, Mrs. A. Martens,
Mrs. H. Tietjen, George Rose, Mr. and Mrs. W.
A. Gray, \V. W. Bush, L. H. Jacobs, W. H.
Halsey, J. J. B. Agenti, A. C. Owens, C. A.
Adams, Mr. and Mis. F. P. Weeks.
Tallac House, Lake Tahoe, July 10, 1895.—
The following were the arrivals here during
the past week: Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Blinn, Mr.
and Mrs. F. D. Stimson, Mrs. W. H. Stimson,
Charles S. Tallmadge, Los Angeles; Mr. and
Mrs. Charles C. Cnnwell, R. p. Keating and the
Misses Keating, Virginia City; John X. Young
and son, San Diego; Mr. and Mrs. H. \V. Meek,
San Lorenzo; Mr. and Mrs. K. b. Stone, San
Leandro; Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Stanfeld; Santa
Cruz; L. L. Elrod, Carson; Mrs. C. W. Howard
and family, Miss Nicholson, Oakland; Mr. and
Mrs. Wigram, New Zealand; L. Brewer, Mex
ico; Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Tyson, Alameda.
Anderson Springs, July 12^ 1895.— Among
the late arrivals here are Charles Albert Ad
ams, J. J. B. Argenti, H. C. Owens, Byron D.
Bent, E. C. Merrill, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Herbert,
Mrs. Orme, Miss Emma Fennessy, Miss Ida
Brown, Miss Annie Fitz-Maurice, Miss L. W.
Dearborn, F. J. Vassault, L. S. Vassault, Seth
Mann, Jack Tasker, J. Murphy, Henry Zenner,
Mrs. J. Mahoney, Miss L. Mahoney, Miss F
Gorman, James Kelley 'Mrs. J C. Wade Mrs
M. McCue, James F. McCabe, Mrs. Feenev, the
Misses Feenev, M. J. Welch, M. L. Kudich".
Avalon, Catalina Island, Cal., July 12.—Re
cent arrivals at the Hotel Metropole from .San
Francisco include: J. DinkeUpiel, Henry
Meyer, wife and daughter, A. Rosenberg, Mr.
and Mrs. H. S. Lincoln, M. 11. Robinson, Miss
B. Benson. From Oakland— Mrs. F. L. Van
Denburgh, Miss B. Van Denbureh. From Sacra
mento—A. J. Johnston, E. S. Hadley. From San
Jose— Miss Winnie McLaughlin, Miss Scheller.
From Fresno— Mr. aud.Mrs. Lee L. Gray.
Widber Makes Changes.
Treasurer WidDer yesterday appointed Max
Warschauer bookKeeper of the office, vice De
la Montanya, promoted to chief deputy. Peter
Deveny.who was formerly a deputy clerk in the
Sheriff's office, was made a fee clerk. Mr.
Widber has still another appointment to make
in the fee department, but he says that he will
not avail himself of the privilege until business
mates it absolutely necessary-
POET WINED AND DINED
Charles Warren Stoddard Wel
comed Home by the
Bird of Wisdom.
SWEET MUSIC AND KIND TALK.
Messages of Good Will From Rud
yard Kiplirg and E. W.
The dinner at the Bohemian Club last
evening in honor of Charles Warren Stod
darti will have a place in the "Annals of
Bohemia." The poet was one of the
founders of the cJub. and several of his
oJd-time associates are still members of
the institution. Flowers constituted tho
chief decoration of the table. A cartoon
painted by Joseph D. Strong in 1878, to
commemorate a Ladies' Jinks, of whir,
the subject was ''Sweethearts and Wives,"
and the sire, Mr. Stoddard, held the posts
of distinction among the pictures of the
The banquet was a spirited function,
there being in it much of what is called
"go." The music was inspiring, all the
places reserved were rilled, and the enthu
siasm attained such a pitch of good-feeling
that Daniel O'Connell was impelled to
vary the order of exercises and welcome
his'brotiier poet before the roast. Then
he gracefully placed the control of cer> *
monies in the hands and head of Joseph I>.
Redding, who subsequently presided v, .
rare tact and animation.
Responding to Mr. Bedding's rei
of welcome, Mr. stoddard said that he ha i
two messages to give to the club. The
rirst was from Ned Townsend, whose w<
were: "You are going to Bohemia. T< I
them for me that I am all and always
The second was from Rudyard Kipling,
whose words were: "Do not forget t*
my love to the members of the Bohemian
Club. They were good to me, and I never
shall forget them."
The poet remarked incidentally that il
Rudyard Kipling had ever been quoted by
any "newspaper as saying aught against
the Bohemian Club, he had not been cor
The messages were received with ap
propriato applause and delight, whit >
moved the poet to fervently wish that
Townsend and Kipling were present.
Sweet and merry music, and much of it,
came in from time to time. George T.
Bromley read an original poem, and sang
several verses of it. Nearly everybody
that wanted to make a speech got an op
portunity to talk, and a great deal of the
talk was" happy, witty and kind. And
champagne did bubble.
The people attending the dinner were:
X 1 H. Hamilton, Daniel O'Connell, D. M.
Delmas, W. G. Stafford, .1. D. Strong, Edgar A.
Miziicr, .1. I>. R-dding, Evan J. ("olt-iuan. II- ■•
ace G. Platt, Hugh fit. Burke, James A. ffiomp
son, lieorge T. Bromley, George C. • hismor.-,
William Sproule, Harry N. Gray, llu
Dimond, William Gre^r Harrison, J. F. Bh
han, Wiliiam Forsytn. Louis Sloss Jr., Bo
Walter, Joseph Austin, A. Gerberding, M. .
Wijrtrin. Charles B. Stone, Edgar D. PeiXOtl
H. J. .Stewart, W. G. Curtis, C. J. V
ter, Dr. Arnold. Sidney M. Smith, .1
L. Beard, John Stanton, A. Joullin, D. d:
V. Qraham, Jeremiah Lynch. Louis Schmidi,
Benjamin R. Swan. R. 11. Fletcher, Chari.s
Robinson, «'. Wetbered, Selim E. Woodworth,
Tnonias Rkkard, Frank Cotlin. Harry Martinez,
Dr. W. J. Younger, Dr. Cushing, Laurie Bun
ten,Georg< W. Sagle, David Hush, J.M. Hamil
ton, 11. N.Clement and William Forsythe.
The dinner was projected by a commit
tee consisting of Daniel O'Connell, one of
the few surviving charter members of the
club, Joseph Austin, J. D. Strong, C. J.
Foster and Hugh M. Burke. It was in
California Glace fruits, 50c lb, Townsend's.*
Bacon Printing Company, 503 Clay straai. '
Try our "Atlas Bourbon" and you will want
none other. Mohns & Kaltenbach, 29 Market.*
§ — ♦ — .
Steamship Pomona, to Santa Cruz and Mon
terey, leaves Saturdays, 4 p. m., due back Mon
day>, ja. M. Ticket office, 4 New Montgomery
Mrs. Gray— Strange that you should consult
Dr. Jalap when your husband Is a physician.
Mrs. Black— l find it more helpful to consult
Dr. Jalap. When I begin to tell him about my
bad feelings he alw ays asks me to hold out mv
tongue; but my husband only tells me to hold,
it.— Boston Transcript.
The best blood purifier is Hood's Sarsaparilla
This la not an idle statement nut a f;»ct, proved by
an nnrqualed record of wonderful cures. Insist
upon having Hood's.
Dr. Siegert's Angostura Bitters, the celebrated
appetizer and invigorator of the digestive organs,
is now used all over the world.
Minnesota has developed more rapidly
than any other Northwestern State. Its
assessed valuation is $2.33, 0:28. 0^7.
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