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WEDNESDAY JULY 17,"1896
THE CALL SPEAKS FOR ALL.
The law may be violated, but not with
The wicked call for the police when no
It is never necessary to stretch a law in
order to extend a railroad.
The combination eight is just solid
enough to make a bad ring.
Careless people can make laws, but only
the earnest can enforce them.
Texas is now hesitating painfully be
tween inclination and the law.
There are signs of improvement every
where except in the National treasury.
It is evident that if the women of Utah
have the right to vote they will vote right.
Tney say in New York that Dan Lamont
has the Cleveland habit; but what's that?
The Defender seems to have speed
enough to justify a more aggressive name.
The Conservative victory in England is
Encouraging to bimetallists all round the
Having divorced his wife W. K. Vander
bilt finds himself able to keep a racing
If the Solid Eight insist on a fight with
the law the people will act as seconds for
It happens in mathematics that eight,
even though it be solid, is the square of
Now that industry begins to stand up
again the free-traders are trying to get
even by lying.
We may not be able to take the heads off
the unscrupulous eight, but we can head
off their schemes.
Once more the Postoffije site has been
approved, and once more we hope for a
eight of the building.
When the people are not resolutely on
the side of the law the law will soon be on
the side of monopoly.
If the Democratic organs do not quit de
nouncing the third term they will put the
idea into Cleveland's head.
The police that were called on to keep
the people out may eventually be called on
to take the solid eighters in.
To check the swindles of lotteries, the
robberies of monopoly and corruption in
office, it is necessary only to enforce the
laws of the State.
One of the best ways in which a home
industry might be fostered would be
strenuous efforts to secure the Republican
National convention for San Francisco.
Before the Government again mentions
our new Postoffice it should first proceed
gently, out of deference to our nerves, to
say something gentle that would break the
force of the shock.
If Police Commissioner Gunst succeed^
in bringing back with him from New York
a slice of Commissioner Roosevelt the old-
fashioned earthquakes which we used to
have will have lost their entertaining
As the "goldbugs" apparently have
elected to make an issue of the choice of an
Atlantic city for one or both of the National
conventions of the two great parties, the
West is put on its mettle to work for San
A study of the situation in the East with
reference to the "claims" of various cities
to have one or both of the National con-
ventions shows that about all needed to
bring them to San Francisco is some deter
With the treasury deficit decreasing at
the rate of a million dollars a day, Cleve
land's chances for a renomination do not
seem to have justified the recent Demo
cratic expedition to this coast to. explore
the local political possibilities.
In view of the fact that those who would
attend either of the National conventions
of the two great parties would have to
traverse, taken all together, all the overland
lines which reach the Pacific, the oppor
tunities for learning some of the greatest
problems which are to confront the people
are boundless and alluring.
The most amusing thing in the world is
the conduct of Chicago in criticizing the
"morality" of Mrs. Stanford in deciding to
sell a certain asset of the Stanford estate,
to wit, brandy, a standard article men
tioned in the American Pharmacopoeia, for
the purpose of assisting in the mainte
nance of a great educational institution.
The Silver Advocate, a weekly journal, de
voted to the remonetization of silver and
the promotion of the industrial interests
of the Pacific Coast, issued its first number
last week, and promises to take a high
rank among the weekly periodicals of the
City. The paper has an attractive make
up; the editorials are strongly written,
and, as it is engaged in a good cause, there
is no reason why its success should not be
jorompt and lasting,
THE OOTJBSE OP THE TIGHT.
While nothing was done by the Board of
Supervisors on Monday evening to recall
the attempt made to give a valuable fran
chise to the Market-street Railway Com-
pany in violation of thr plain requirements
of the statute, there were nevertheless to
be noted in the proceedings some evidences
of weakening on the parfr of the majority
that made the attempt. It seems clear,
therefore, that the protests already made
by the people have had some effect, and
the outlook for the future is decidedly bet
ter than it has been.
Among the evidences of the weakening
on the part of the ring was the passage by
general consent of a resolution declaring
that from and after the date of its passage
no contracts for street work shall be entered
into for the City unless first subjected to
bids. This is a measure that has long
been needed. It promises to ' do away
with the private-contract system, which,
with its jobbery and suspicious transac
tions, has so long been a stumbling block
in the way of improved streets and
cheaper as well as better work. To have
obtained the passage of this resolution is a
distinct sain to the people, and shows
what can be gained by a continued agita-
tion for good government.
Whatever public gratification may be
felt at the good work accomplished on
Monday evening, it should not in any way
diminish Ihe popular zeal in the oontest
against the proposed street-railroad grab.
The designing Supervisors and the Market
street Railway Company must be made
to understand that the opposition to this
iniquity will not end with a protest ; it
will be a determined tight to a finish. The
growing civic patriotism of the people of
San Francisco has created a resolute pub
lic sentiment in support of law. There is
in the present instance no antagonism to
the Supervisors personally, no spirit of op
position to the Market-street Railway
Company in itself, no objection to the con
struction of the proposed road. The objec
tion is directed solely to the methods pur
sued; the opposition is roused only be
cause of the violation of law. The antag
onism is the necessary attitude of law
abiding, honest men toward corporations
and officials who endeavor to evade the
law or to override in contemptuous disre
gard of public opinion popular rights,
civic welfare and the honor, dignity and
power of the State.
The issue of the contest will afford a pre
cedent for the whole State, and for all
time to come, so long as this law remains
on the statute-book. The particular road
involved in this instance amounts to little,
therefore, in comparison with the far
reaching consequences that will result
from the final decision. If the monopoly
wins, the law will be a nullity all over the
State, and official corruption will have a
new lease of life. If, on the other hand,
the people win, the law will be vindicated,
justice will be done and municipal admin
istration will have taken a long stride in
the direction of honesty and right gov
THE LABOB BUREAU.
The very large number of unemployed
persons who have flocked to the Free
Labor Bureau instituted by the State under
the supervision of Labor Commissioner
Fitzgerald presents an instructive subject
for the student of economics^ We have to
consider first the fact that no fee for regis
tration is required, and that the bureau
usurps and in a measure concentrates the
business which hitherto has been handled
by the various intelligence offices of the
City. Apart from the absence of a fee for
registration in the State institution, the
main difference between it and the ordi
nary intelligence office is that the Labor
Commissioner charges himself with the
responsiDility of ascertaining the character
and standing of those who apply to him,
and with the further task of recommend
ing for employment those only who by
such investigation are found to be worthy.
This makes a most radical change in the
whole standard of service, and in a meas
ure represents the old-world idea of a
written "character" from the last em
ployer. To the extent that the Labor
Bureau carries out the idea of its responsi
bility to employers will ttie value of its
services be determinable in that regard.
In this country, where there is no such
check on employes as some sort of indorse
ment, the natural tendency is toward low
ering the standard of excellence, to the
detriment of both the employer and em
ploye. A sense of responsibility is gener
ally necessary to the best conduct.
Assuming that the State Bureau will
faithfully carry out this idea it is clear
that it should receive the moral support of
all the labor organizations. Their duty to
find employment for the idle is incomplete
without an understanding of the wisdom
and morality of seeking employment for
those only who deserve it, and these are
they who by their conduct in the past
have established their value. California
has a wonderful variety of employments
for workers, skilled and unskilled. In the
regular employments, such as domestic
service, it is the rule that the best workers
receive generous Balaries and rarely have
to look for work. Indeed, the large em
ployment of Chinese and Japanese servants
in domestic work shoula serve as a warn
ing to labor organizations that they should
be able to furnish workers with whom no
alien under the sun could compete.
If the Labor Burean succeeds, with the
co-operation of the labor unions, in
making workers of all kinds believe that
every good thing in life worth having
must have a beginning; that industry,
fidelity and frugality invariably constitute
the first steps toward individual independ
ence, end that he who serves his employer
best will soonest become a master and em
ployer himself, it will have accomplished
the highest task within its scope. Since
the labor unions have become so extensive
and powerful as to assume the right to de
termine the relations which should exist
between employers and employes, it
seems to be clearly their duty to assist the
State in elevating the standard of ser
vice. In short, the State institution seems
to be an ideal opportunity for the laDoring
classes and one deserving of the sympathy
an.l support of all who are worthy among
them; and if it fails to work many reforms
that are needed it will have missed one of
its highest opportunities.
Despite the conditions, seemingly ad
verse, under which San Francisco acts in
seeking to obtain the next Republican Na
tional Convention, there are many signs
that she will not have her labor in vain.
It appears that the contest between the
gold men and the silver men in the East
has taken the form of a struggle for the
selection of the place of holding the con
vention. The extreme gold men wish to
hold it in some city on the Atlantic coast,
and the extreme silver men are very natur
ally opposed to the project. The question,
therefore, is rapidly taking the form of a
sectional contest, with the extreme East
against the great West, and in such an
issue the West ought to prove victorious.
All cities of adequate ?ize and accommo
dations in the Mississippi Valley have had
one or more National conventions, and
have no just claim for the next one. Most
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 1895.
of them moreover have some local favorite
who is a candidate for the Presidency, and
are therefore to some extent unfitted for a
convention, that is intended to act impar
tially between all candidates. San Francisco
being the metropolis of the greatest gold
State in the Union, but having strong
affiliations with the silver States and hav
ing moreover no favorite candidate for the
Presidency, is decidedly the most proper
place for holding the convention. These
facts can hardly be overlooked by the Na
tional Committee when selecting the place
in which the convention shall be held.
The remoteness of San Francisco from the
center of population is only a seeming dis
advantage. Whatever adverse argument
may be drawn from that factcan be readily
answered. The chances of our success
therefore are increasing every day, and,
with a good strong effort at home, we are
reasonably sure of winning.
THOSE MINEEAL LANDS.
In spite of the announcement made by
the General Government that it had decided
to patent to the Southern Pacific the lands
within its granted belt which are claimed
by Californians to be mineral, and there
fore not patentable as agricultural lands,
the California Miners' Association is
determined to continue the fight, and for
that purpose a meeting of the executive
committee will be held at the Palace Hotel
on the evening of the 29th inst. It will be
remembered that Mr. Ricketts, the asso
ciation's attorney, went to Washington
recently to lay the matter before the Presi
dent, that Cleveland seemed to be greatly
interested in his representations, and that
he promised to look carefully into the
subject before permitting action to be
taken. His neglect or refusal to Keep that
promise is equally well remembered.
The importance of the matter has been
greatly increased by the recent renewed
activity in the mining industry. A re
markable change, hardly appreciated by
the general public, has been taking place
during the past year. Mines which years
ago were abandoned as worked out have
proved under the more scientific investiga
tion which they recently received to be
very valuable properties. More than this,
the introduction of new methods of re
duction and treatment has given a high
value to mines bearing low-grade ore which
formerly were deemed worthless. When
we are informed that, by strict economy
and the use of the best machinery, one
mine in Shasta County is yielding a com
fortable profit at $:J a ton, we may under
stand the cause and extent of the present
Besides this discoveries of rich ledges
are constantly being made. The hasty,
inexpert methods of prospecting in the
early days have been superseded by a more
thorough and enlightened system and the
results are surprising. Although capital
is now pouring into the mining regions as
investments in mining properties, most of
it appears to be going into old mines.
This undoubtedly is a measure of caution
and suggests the need of a more thorough
uncovering of ledges before offering them
for sale. Most of the capital going into
the mines comes from the old-time mining
capitalists of San Francisco, but London is
sending a generous quantity and is under
stood to have a number of expert agents in
the field looking for other properties. The
almost universal report is that the mines
are yielding handsome returns.
In view of all these facts and the disap
pearance of the old swindling methods
that formerly obtained in. marketing min
ing properties, to the great detriment of
the industry, there is every reason why the
efforts of the railroad to secure a large
body of land which may prove to be rich
in precious minerals should be opposed
with the weight of the whole State. The
Miners' Association ■ has done conspicu
ously able work in the past, and as one of
the most valuable of the forces working
for the protection and advancement of the
State it. deserves the sympathy and co
operation of every good citizen.
THE WOMEN OP UTAH.
Among the auguries of good omen for
Utah, whose statehood is drawing near
under brightening prospects, is the organ
ization of the "Women's Republican
League," which was effected at Salt Lake
last week. Many of the ablest and
worthiest women in the Territory took
part as leaders in the movement, and have
already accomplished so much that the
success of the organization and its useful
ness to the new State may be considered a
The organization is not designed merely
to hold women's congresses and make
speeches. It means business and good
politics, and will be conducted on the
most approved methods of canvassing.
The central body will organize a branch of
the league in each precinct in each county
for the purpose of registeriug all Republi
can women iv the precincts and instruct
ing them in the importance of attending
to their political duties during the cam
paign and on election day.
In an earnest address to the women of
the Territory the promoters of the league
call attention to the fact that the success
of the Republican party in 1896 may de
pend largely upon the activity of the Re
publican women in preparing at once for
the possible exercise of the franchise in
that year. "Every woman," as the ad
dress says, "may be proud to call herself a
Republican — a member of the party which
stands alone in being able to boast, I can
look backward without shame and I can
look forward with exultation."
Women as well as men are interested
and concerned in the maintenance in this
country of the great policies of protection,
reciprocity, public improvements and the
support of a true Americanism both at
home and abroad; and since it seems clear
that Utah will adopt the proposed consti
tution with a clause giving women th»
right to vote it is manifestly a judicious
movement on the part of the women who
hold a social and natural leadership in the
Territory to organize at once in order that
every woman may be secured in the privi
lege of casting a ballot for the protection
of the industry that makes the welfare of
Recognizing the unsatisfactory character of
the ordinary form of eye-shade found in the
shops, especially to persons wearing glasses, a
Western inventor has devised the shade shown
in the accompanying illustration. The arrange-
A NEW KTE-BHADK.
ment of the parts are such that the shade is
hooked by pieces of wire to the bows of the
spectacle frame, so as to be readily attached
when needed, says the St. Louis Republic. The
material composing the shade is light and
flexible, and is curved to fit the forehead of
AROUND THE CORRIDORS.
"I haveu't taken much interest in the results
of the recent war between the Japs and the
Chinese," said Frank Patterson, the Kearny
street druggist, as he picked thecuteudofa
grilled bone from his teeth in the Palace yes
terday, "until lately. It came home so hard
to me, however, that I have had to take notice
of it. For why? Well, for camphor.
"From all I can learn one hitherto unappre
ciated result of that war is there is bound to be
a dearth of camphor in the world for some
months, perhaps for years to come. Already
we druggists have been notified of a slight ad
vance, and advices are to the effect that very
shortly there will be a raise of 5 per cent. It
may go higher.
"This will be appreciated in every home in
the land, for the very good reason that it is
known in every home! Besides, it affects the
whole world. I notice by the papers that in
England the imports of camphor have fallen
off to less than 5000 packages for the first four
months of this year, as against 18,000 pack
ages received from January 1 to April 30, 1894.
From Japan and China a goodly proportion of
the camphor used by the medical world and in
domestic economy comes, though the camphor
tree, or camphor laurel, is cultivated to some
extent in Formosa, Java and the West Indies.
"The dearth of this popular drug means con
siderable, as its uses are far-reaching and its
importance is great. That skillful French
chemist, Raspil, recommended camphor as one
of the chief specifics for the cure of many ail
ments. For fainting fits, gout and rheuma
tism, sprains, bruises and chilblains and aa a
cure for hysteria and a remedy against epi
lepsy, hardly anything else can be found as
•'Moths, not Oulda's, but the common, every
day moth that flatters around in the gaslight,
will be the most benefited by the dearth of
camphor. Without camphor the housewife is
likely to have an exceedingly hard time. A
substitute lor it in moth matters it would be
hard to find. Tarpaper has never been espe
cially effective and has never reached a high
point of popularity.
"Two good substances which, in housewifery,
can take the place of camphor on a pinch, are
bitter apples aud black pepper. The apples,
dried aud broken up into small pieces, are
even more efficacious than camphor for moths,
and they cost less in the long run. Black pep
per, weil sprinkled over the articles that are
to be put away, will render them practically
"But, come to think of it, if camphor does
become a rare drug within the next few
months, there is no need to become uneasy.
Chemists have discovered a way of manufac
turing artificial camphor by the union of hy
drochloric acid gas and oil of turpentine. This
substance is soluble in alcohol and possesses
a camphor-like odor."
Congressman T. C. Joy of Missouri has done
nothing for the last few hours but settle sev
eral demands for cold bottles, which seem to
be on him very heavily.
It seems that he came to the night clerk of
the Palace Hotel a few evenings ago, and with
a great display of secrecy handed him a little
pasteboard box, with the information that it
contained valuables. "I want this placed in
the safe, Mr. Hammon," he said, "as many costly
things are in it. I will go out this evening
with Mrs. Joy and would prefer to have It in a
"All right, sir," responded the clerk, with
one of his justly celebrated bows, and the box
was tucked away in a far corner, after which
the combination was turned twice and the
Congressman went his way rejoicing.
The next evening he returned to the office
and politely said to Mr. Martin: "I will take
the box of valuables left with you last even
ing." The box was delivered and Mr. Joy
opened it before the clerk. Greatly to his sur
prise it contained nothing but a tortoise-shell
comb and a few pieces of tissue paper. The
clerk blushed and so aid Mr. Joy. Both gentle
men looked confused. Several attempts at ex
planation were indulged in, but Mr. Joy could
not account for the disappearance of the jewels,
and Mr. Martin knew the box had not left the
safe. There was a long, painful spell of heavy
silence, and both gentlemen grew very polite
to each other. Everything was looking pe
culiar to various people who stood around and
thought all by themselves. Very little was
said, however. Finally Mr. Hammon, who re
ceived the package, was sent for. He also
knew nothing. The participants were all on
the defensive, bat not a blow was struck. But
it was getting frigid for somebody.
Presently the Congressman went upstairs to
see Mrs. Joy about the strange disappearance.
In a short time be returned and sneaked
around to the cashier. Those who were near
enough heard him whisper:
"Say, old man, tho wine is on me. My wife
gave me the wrong box, and the jewels have
been upstairs all the time."
Mr. Joy is paying his losses like a man.
Local capitalists and mining men are daily
seeing good properties taken up and developed
into bonanzas by outside push and energy.
One of the enterprising operators is W. A.
Bell, an English gentleman who is largely In
terested in several countries, notably Austra
lia, Africa, Honduras and Sumatra.
"I have never yet seen power and mineral so
advantageously placed," said Mr. Bell at the
Occidental last night. "In our Australian
mines we have ore running over two ounces of
gold to the ton, yet the expense for water is so
great as to make the comparative profit small.
We literally have to purchase water by the
gallon for our batteries. Compare this with
the mines we have recently purchased in El
Dorado County near Kelsey. On 4 mine ad
joining us, the Dalmatia, has been worked for
46 cents per ton, and when we get our new
ditch and electric plant running we will do
even better than this and have ample power to
spare. This will probably be the cause of seme
dozen or more mines opening."
"We had a queer experience in Sumatra,"
said Mr. Bell. "We opened a gravel deposit for
gold and also found a valuable diamond de
posit, and will now work the claim for both."
He reports the prospects around El Dorado
us very bright. His two mines, the Gopher
and Boulder, are being put Into thorough
shape, while the outlook with the Lady Emma
and Gentle Annie is excellent The Taylor is do
ing as well as usual and the Oro Fino is going
to be one of the great mines of the State. Nu
merous mills are being.erected on all sides.
"Cheap electric power," said Mr. Bell, "is the
genie that is going to bring to California a pros
perity never before enjoyed. English capital is
always ready to invest in good legitimate mines
and that is what you have here."
OPINIONS OF EDITORS.
The riDarian decision of the Bisklyou case is
one that should be studied by Stockton people.
Though the Question decided is not exactly
like what may arise in the protection matter,
it shows that all phases of the water question
have not been settled. It also shows that peo
ple cannot do as they please about making
tew waterways without consulting the rights
of others. There are many phases of riparian
law that nave not been settled, and among
them are some that may seriously affect the
reclamation districts, some of which have pur
sued their work without due regard to the
laws of nature, which the Supreme Court says
are above all enactments of man.— Stockton In
Labor wears itself out in the service of man
kind. 80 does capital. The Philadelphia Trac
tion Company has just sold an $8,000,000
plant tor old iron, a sacrifice made necessary
by the substitution of the trolley for the cable
system. Here is a capital of $8,000,000 prac
tically wiped out of existence. Yet the stoci,
it appears, has not declined in value, and the
lessened cost at which the earnings can be con
tinued will justify the action. Indirectly a
great fund has been disbursed for the labor
which has created the new system.— Portland
The San Joaquin Valley Railroad Is lacing
pushed with surprising persistence and vigor.
It is beginning to worry Los Angeles people,
who fear it may oe extended to a connection
with a Salt Lake line. Things certainly have
changed mightily if it has come to pass that
Los Angeles fears anything. She has seemed
to consider herself under the special protection
of Providence heretofore. She is a great place,
but must hustle just like others.— San Diego
Scientists tell us that water is so impreg
nated with bacteria that its use is attended
with danger to the health. Prohibitionists say
that spirits, wines and beer contain something
worse than bacteria. Tea and coffee contain
poison. Will not some one who knows every
thing tell us what to drlnkT— Santa Fe New
Rev. E. Graham, a minister of Chico, is at the
D. H. Harte, a Los Angeles merchant, is at
J. D. Graham, a hotel man from Santa Rosa, is
at the Russ House.
Mr. and Mrs. Zienetn of South Dakota are in
the City at the Russ.
Dr. Wood of the United States Navy is a
guest at the California.
Senator Holloway and daughter from Clover
dale are at the Russ House.
W. E. Edmundson, chaplain of the United
States Navy, is at the Grand.
George F. Hooper, the wine man of Sonoma
County, is at the Occidental.
Lieutenant Bent has returned from San
Diego and is stopping at the California.
Mark L. McDonald, th« water king of Santa
Rosa, is in town, and is at the Occidental.
Rev. C. R. Abbott of the Episcopal Church,
Brooklyn, N. Y.,is stopping at the Grand Hotel.
D. H. Hock, one of the hotel men from the
City of the Angels, is at the Russon a vacation.
J. B. Overton, superintendent of the Virginia
City (Nev.) Water Works, is at the Russ
E. J. Cahill, a civil engineer of San Martin,
Santa Clara County, is in the city, a guest at
Railroad Commissiener La Rue hRS dropped
in from Sacramento and is quartered at the
M. F. Taylor, at the head of the Hearst
ranches in various parts of the State, is at the
E. Care Bank, superintendent of the Preston
School of Indrstry at. lone, is in the city to
remain a few days, and is stopping at the Grand.
Phil K. Gordon, for five years with the Pull
man department of the Canadian Pacific road,
has resigned from that line and gone over to
the passenger department of the Southern Pa
W. W. Douglass, Deputy State Controller, has
returned from his trip to Alaska on the Queen.
"We touched all points of interest," said Mr.
Douglass, "including Juneau and Sitka, where
we spent the Fourth of July. The natives had
canoe races and tugs-of-war for the amusement
of the passengers, of which there were about
140. The weather during the entire trip was
the most delightful ever witnessed for a con
tinuous spell. The port of Bitka is one of the
prettiest I have ever seen and the bay is dotted
with the most beautiful green islands. There
was no bad weather from the day we left San
Francisco to the day we returned."
THREE GREAT PROPOSITIONS.
The next exhibition given under the auspices
of the Mechanics' Institute of San Francisco
will consist almost entirely of goods and
machinery manufactured in California. It
will prove an interesting exhibition, and many
Californians will open their eyes in wonder at
the progress the State has made in the way of
production of both goods and machinery.—
We print in this issue a call for a State con
vention of those in favor of bimetallism re
gardless of party, to be held in San Francisco,
August 19, 1895. The money question is one
of vital importance to all the people of this
country, and in view of the wide difference of
opinion regarding it, there is great need to be
come as well informed as possible upon the
subject. — Ventura Free Press.
Many months ago the Enterprise prophesied
that with the restoration of national prosperity
which would characterize the approach of the
return of Republican power, Nevada would
be among the first of the States to derive a ben
efit from the reaching out of capital after in
vestment. This prophesy has in a measure
been fulfilled, and nearly every day it is our
good fortune to chronicle the investment of
fresh capital within the boundaries of Nevada.
—Virginia (Nev.) Enterprise.
The Atlanta Exposition promises to be only
second in importance to the Columbian Ex
position. The Bouthern States will, of course,
omit nothing tnat would contribute to the
successful exhibit of their own products.
Cotton will lead every other interest
But within the last decade manufactur
ing industries have had a wonderful de
velopment in the South. Baltimore has
already begun to make preparations for
a world's fair in 1897. The Washington Star
notes that the estimated cost of the exposition
buildings to be erected in Baltimore is $5,
--000,000. There were 22,000,000 paid admis
sions at the Columbian Fair. That city counts
on 11,000,000 visitors between May and No
vember of 1897. These will average more than
two admissions. The overflow of visitors will
go to Washington, so that that city will reap
large incidental benefits. — Oakland Tribune.
BITS OF BIOGRAPHY.
Gladstone's health is said to be better than it
has been at any time during the past five
Lord Acton had a private library of 60,000
volumes, which is believed to be the largest in
H. Rider Haggard is a dog fancier, being
especially fond of the uglier breeds, 6uch as
pugs and bulldogs.
Those who have seen ex-Speaker Reed since
he shaved his mustache say that the expres
sion of his face is now even more innocent
Professor Ramfcay of London, the discoverer
of argon, has aJ round dozen women in his
chemistry class and speaks very highly of their
The English artist, H. S. Tuke, has his studio
on the top of a crag, looking down on the sea
on one side, on a pine forest on another, with a
lake not far distant. _
At the age 'of 14 Sarah Bernhardt was unde
cided whether to become a nun or an actress.
She chose the stage, and on November 29,
1859, entered the conservatoire of Paris.
Charles Dickens, the younger, says that in
his boyhood days his chief delight was to play
with a toy theater. His father wrote a spec
tacular play for him and also designed the
J. Pierpont Morgan, the chief of the syndi
cate which supplied the United States with
gold in exchange for bonds, began life as h
clerk with the old New York banking firm of
Duncan, Sherman <fe Co.
Chief Constructor Philip Hichborn of the
United States navy is one of the few officers of
high rank who are not graduates of Annapolis.
He began his career as an apprentice in the
IN HUMOROUS VEIN.
"I conclude that's a fly," said a young trout.
"You're right, my dear," said its mother, "but
never jump at conclusions." — Household
Tom— Are you going to the Beashore this sum
Dick— Well, I don't know; it will be cheaper
to sit on my porch and see the bloomer girls go
by.— Louisville Courier-Journal.
"I notice you never give credit In yonr col
umns," said the captious reader. "No," said
the editor of the Plunkville Bugle, "but you
jist ought to see my subscription list."—lndian
A Youthful Victim.— Mrs. Kidby (to her
small son)— Well, John, what's the matter?
Johnny — Sister says that she's an advanced
woman, and I've got to watch the dolls while
she sails the toy boat.— Harper's Bazar.
"I understand the orator moved the people
very deeply in his speech while in yonr sec
"Yes, very much; he touched the popular
"You don't say?"
"Yes, I do; the committee hung him just ten
seconds after he concluded."— Atlanta Consti
"I saw Josh Howlong in town to-day," re
marked Fitzgoober as he laid down his paper.
"You did?" contemptuously sniffed his wife;
"that freckled-faced idiot that used to hang
around you so much?" "Yes," replied Fitz;
"he's been out West and has come back with a
pile of money." "Oh, Fitzy!" exclaimed the
lady enthusiastically, "couldn't you bring
him out to dinner with you to-morrow?"— Atlanta A
Hotel Metropole, Avalon, Catalina, Cal., July
13, 1895.— F. C. Hatch, Phoenix, Ariz.; F. S.
Eames, Chicago, 111.; Mrs. Martin, Arizona;
William Burnham, wife and son. Orange, Csl.;
Miss Edith Burnham. San Francisco; Mrs.
James Alger and daughter, Ogden, Utah ; Mrs.
\V. F. Hunt, Sacramento; Mrs. S. E. Maynard,
LosAnsreles; Mrs. Martin, Tucson; Joe New
bauer, Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Baumgartner, Dr. and
Mrs. D. C. Barber, Los Angeles; Miss E. Sewell,
San FraDCisco; E. Looinis, Santa Barbara; Mr.
and Mrs. E. F. Hurlbut, Miss J. F. Hurlbut, J.
S. Torrance and son, Miss Tierney, Pasadena;
James W. Macdonald, E. P. Kellam, Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Bernhard, child and maid, S.
Curson, A. J. Waters. H. I. Woolacott, W. M.
Craisr, Robert J. Adcock, Mr. and Mrs. L.
J. Christopher, Tom Rivers, Los Angeles;
Walter S.'Kcwhall, David F. Walker, wife,
three children, maid and nurse, George A.
Batcheler, San Francisco ; F. Perry, J. G. Mc-
Kinny, Miss Rood, Los Angeles; W. H. Moul
throp, J. R. Moulthrop, San Francisco; J. H.
Keefer, wife and eon. Los Angeles; Miss £3.
Reicestem, Mrs. Trivitt, San Francisco; Miss
Bailey, Stockton; V. G. Bidenharn, W. E.
Rotert, Mrs. Dupuy, Mrs. Alger, Los Angeles ;
E. Abramson, Sau Francisco; James A. Keeney,
Los Angeles; J. W. Carhart, J. R. Carhart, Bur
bank; B. H. Dyer, Mrs. Flora Hettner, Los
Angeles; Tobe Cams, Chicago; Henry Broinly,
Los Angeles; Fred Gorstly, San Francisco;
Dv Bois Knight, Brown Secard, New York City.
July 14, 1895.— Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Osgood,
Oakland; Mrs. H. M. Watkinn, T. W. Gatis, Los
Angeles; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fannin, Oakland;
H. J. Edwards, Charles Barker, Captain James
Sennett, Fred Moore, James V. Kelly, San
Jose; J. K. Pryor and son, San Francisco; Si
mon Maier and family, Los Angeles; Charles R.
Gardner, iliss Ruth Gardner, Pasadena; Miss
Mary E. Flannagan, Miss Emma Hams, Los
Angeles; Bernard Reinken, St. Louis, Mo.; Mr.
and Mrs. W. D. Wise, Mrs. McNeil, Los Angeles.
Paraiso Hot Springs, Monterey County, July
16 — The guests at Paraiso Springs are having a
most delightful time.large strings of trout being
caught every day. Doves are very plentiful
and aie being shot in large numbers.
The late arrivals at the springs are as fol
lows: Rev. J. Reynolds, Gonzales ; J. \V. Arm
strong, Judge N. A. Dorn and family. Dr. J.
Perrault, San Francisco; L. Sanborn, Watson
ville; Miss Lovell Crait, Mrs. Anna Crait Par
sons, Oakland; Charles W. Harris and wife,
East Oakland; Mrs. Cotton, J. Clauss, San
Francisco; A. E. Alexander, Auburn; J. B.
Tregloan, Amador City; D. Norton, Sawyers
New York, N. V., July 16.— Californians reg
istering at hotels to-day were: San Francisco-
Ross Whitaker, L. S. Sherman, B. B. Thayer,
Hoffman; L. O. Peck, Holland; T. Zak, West
minster; E. S. Post, Sturtevant. Oakland— M.
O. Cockrura, O.Wilson, Sinclair. Sacramento—
E. C. Horst, Park-avenue. Santa Barbara— C.
H.l'rink, J. J. Diehl, Everett. Los Angeles—
W. A. Hartwell, Astor.
The Well-Known New York Syndicate
Writer Has Arrived in the City.
Edith Sessions - Tupper, a syndicate
writer of the American Press Association,
Frank Leslie's and the Chicago Herald, is
in the City, having arrived at the Palace
Hotel last evening.
"My work on this coast," said Mrs. Tup
per, "consists of a series of letters touch
ing upon the magnificent natural scenery
which appears to surround the Western
States. I have just passed through Yo
semite Valley, the Grand Canyon of the
Colorado, and have also visited the big
trees of Mariposa. Your coast is truly
wonderful. Here in San Francisco I will
probably find something of interest in
Chinatown, the fisheries and Sutro
Heights. The Lick Observatory will with
out aoubt be oi service after that.
"I have enjoyed the staging that I have
been compelled to accept in the mountains,
and altogether have made 300 miles by
that method. It is truly delightful and
new to me.
"There are other things to be consid
ered. You have turned out more than one
literary light here— more than the aver
age. 1 must deal with them also."
Mrs. Tupper has been associated with
the American Press Association as a spe
cial syndicate writer for some time, and
her distinctive work among the mining
States last year has occasioned her reap
pearance on this coast to handle a varied
style of interesting matter. She is an ex
tremely interesting woman to talk with,
having a most unusual and retentive mem
ory. Her traveling com pan ion, Miss Haw
kins, the secretary of the Berkeley
Woman's Athletic Association of New
York, is rapidly taking on the newspaper
spirit which emanates from the atmos
phere in which she has been living of late,
and the lady is able to talk journalistic
shop like an old member of the staff.
They will be here probably two weeks, and
will return via the northern route.
ABOUT THE STEIKE ETJMOE.
It Was Not Gilbert Dexter Who Was
Offered the Leadership.
The following communication has been
received from D. Gilbert Dexter to correct
a possible impression that it was he who
was offered the leadership of the strike
which it was rumored was to be precip
itated during the fall. It might be added
that no man identified with organized
labor in this City admits knowledge of any
such strike — they all deny its possibility —
and Chief of Police Crowley and the of
ficers of the National Guard treat it with
Editor Call: It seems a misconception has
arisen regarding an article which appeared in
your columns ou Sunday relative to the pros
pects for a coming strike of labor organiza
tions. The article in question should not con
vey the idea that I had been asked to become
the leader of any such movement; but the
party who gave me the information that such
a movement was on foot was the one who was
asked to lead and refused to'do so.
July 15, 1895. D. Gilbert Pester.
THE PEEE LABOE BUEEATJ.
Governor Budd Paid It a Visit To Ob-
serve Its Operations.
Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald was
happy yesterday. The State Free Employ
ment Bureau was about the best patronized
Institution in the City. All day long men
lined the stairway awaiting their applica
tions which they had nlled out already on
printed blanks ha«ded to them by one of
the two policemen there on duty. About
200 applicants were accommodated with
"I have been told by one man alone,"
said Mr. Fitzgerald, "that he might be
able to employ several hundred girls in a
cannery, and a contractor has informed
me that he will probably need 300 men for
dicging ditches in Southern California."
Governor Budd paid a visit to the bureau
during the afternoon to observe its
DEATH OP J. N. McELEOY.
Apoplexy Carried Him Off While Walk-
ing on Market Street.
J. N. McElroy, grandson of Frank H.
Woods, the capitalist, died suddenly in
front of Dunn Brothers' saloon on Market
street, opposite Seventh, yesterday. The
young man was walking quietly along
when he was suddenly seen to throw up
his hands and fall to the sidewalk. He
was carried into a saloon and a physician
summoned, but before the latter arrived
on the scene McElroy was dead. The de
ceased had been suffering for some time
from Bright'? disease, and it is thought
that his death was a combination of kidney
troubles and apoplexy.
Bacon Printing Company, 508 Clay street '
Wine-dbinkinq people are healthy. M. &. X
wines, 5c a glass. Mohns & Kaltenbach. 29 Mkf
In 1880 over $2,000,000,000 worth of prop
erty was legally exempt from taxation.
Is your blood pure* Do not pase by this question
It means much to your health, your happiness,
your usefulness in life. Take Hood's Sarsaparilla,
the only true blood purifier.
•• airs. "W inslow'a Soothing: Syrnp"
Has been used over fifty years by millions of moth
ers for their children while Teething with perfect
success. It soothes the child, softens the gums, al
lays Pain, cures Wind Colic, regulates : the Bowels
and |is ; the best remedy ; for | Diarrhoeas, whether
arising from teething or other causes. x - : For sale by
. Druggists in every part of - the world. :-. Be sure and
: ask . for : Airs. Wlnslow's Soothing I Syrup, <iso a
bottle, '-:-' ' ' ■■'-;"■ ' -' - ' "-:- : - ■
BEFORE STOCK TAKING.
PRICES CUT IN HALF.
CLOTH CAPES, assorted colors, with embroi-
dery, lace, etc., worth $10 to $25, reduced to
$2.50. $5. $7.50. $9
RICH BLACK SATIN AND SILK CAPES,
worth $35 to $60, reduced :■•■•■■••■■■■ -^
$15. $18. $20
JAUNTY TAN, NAVY AND BLACK CO-
VERT CLOTH JACKETS ■.••^ef/50
FBENCH " HAND-EMBROIDERED CHE-
MISES, reduced from $3 60 to .r.....
HAND-EMBROIDERED FRENCH GOWNS,
reduced from $5 50 and $4 60 to
SPECIAL LINE OF MUSLIN DRAWERS,
| reduced to »
INDIA AND BILK CKEPON WAISTS, to
"■"• 3: $3.50
BICYCLE WAISTS JUST IN.
G. VERDIER & CO.,
SE. Cor. Qearv and Grant Aye.
VILLE DE PARIS.
;■_,; s LOS ANGELES.
For the ensuing week we quote:
San Jose Raspberry Jam, per jar 15c
Shrewsbury Tomato Catsup, per b0t..250
Best Queen Olives, pint jars, each 20c
Best Queen Olives, quart jars, each... 35c
Best Queen Olives, half-gallon jars,
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder,
1-lbtins C. 300
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder,
: ££-lb tins :iso
French Sardines, per tin 100
Goods delivered free to all parts of
the City and suburban towns.
(31 Sixth Street.
STORES 118 Third Street.
1 1645 Polk Street
N. B. — Stores close every evening; at T
o'clock, except Saturday.
~ -"^" ■* ' *■-*•**? ■ «.-:..i.jy'-; -l?iP:.':< 1 ' -- ""Ait
Parlor— Silk Brocatelle, 5-piec* salt, plash
■ : trimmed.
Bedroom— Solid Oak Suit, French Bevel*
plate Glass, bed, bureau, washstand. two chairs-
. rocker and table; - pillows, woven- wire and top
Dining- Room— 6-foot Extension Table, four
Solid Oak Chairs.
Kitchen-No. 7 Range, Patent Kitchen Table
and two chairs. >
EASY PAYMENTS. " " ,
: Houses furnished complete, city or country, any-
where on the coast. ; Open evenings. •• -
M. FRIEDMAN & CO.,
224 to 230 and 306 Stockton
and 237 Post Street.
Fret) packing; and delivery across the bay.
INDORSED BY ALL THE LEADING
PHYSICIANS AND DENTISTS!
With Tocgne-Cleaner Attachment
DOX'T GO AROUND WITH A BAD TASTE
JL/ in your mouth or coated tongue. A preventive
against throat diseases. Mailed to any address on
receipt of ...'..: •.■■■.». .;.;.,■.',-. ••■-■■
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