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THE SUMMER MONTHS.
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THURSDAY JULY 18, 895
THE CALL SPEAKS FOR ALL.
Whether the price advances or not. fruit
Eastern news is windy, but Pacific Coast
news means business.
Horr and Harvey may make a big talk,
but the question will survive them.
People who have been looking for a per
fect festival can now cry "Eureka."
As American law is the offspring of the
people, it must be supported by the people.
You lose something every time you go
shopping without thinking of home in
Vina brandy is better than th£ Chicago
spirit that finds fault with the university
There is a grim sneer at San Francisco's
political morality in Buckley's re-entrance
Keeping a watch on the enterprise of
California is a sure way of adding bright
ness to the eyes.
There wonld be prosperity for everybody
in California if the right sort of co-opera
tion were organized.
Feeding raisins to hogs may be a good
way of fattening pork, but it is a very poor
way of marketing raisins.
By reading our commercial page yon can
keep thoroughly posted on the conditions
and changes of the market.
So long as there is a deficit in the reve
nue ihe tariff will be the biggest money
question before the country.
It is believed that Cleveland has no great
ambition for a third term, but has just get
into the habit of being a candidate.
The soul of Ananias is revived in the
spirit ot the free-trader claiming the in
dustrial revival for the Wilson tariff.
When Stockton catches one of its Super
visors accepting a bribe it loses no time in
pushing a. criminal prosecution againßt
The Spanish-American residents of San
Bernardino are going to show on Septem-
I h how a genuine fiesta should be con
So long as the Southern Pacific has com
plete title to the Solid Eight it can bear
the decision depriving it of the Oakland
As the summer passes it becomes more
important to prepare to make the State
Fair a genuine exposition of all the indus
tries of the State.
If the Defender succeeds in retaining the
America cup she should then go to Eng
land and win cups enough to merit the
name of the Conqueror.
Harcourt's announcement that he does
not intend to retire from politics is a hint
to some rising Liberal to get out of the
way and give him a seat.
The shrewdness and determination with
which the Cuban rebels are righting for in
dependence are as remarkable as Spain's
inability to suppress them.
No great political party ought to feel
able to ignore the educational benefits
which would accrue from the holding of
the National convention here.
Never aid the people have so good an
opportunity for winning a victory for law
and honesty as in the present fight against
the Market-street Railway grab.
The Half-million Cluuhas made a timely
announcement that in working to increase
the population of the State it will try to
induce only those of means to settle here.
The movement to take from the control
of the Southern Pacific' the funds set
apart by the State for the . maintenance of
the Yosemlte Valley should receive gener
It is an eloquent fact that hardly any
piece of rascality on the part of the South
ern Pacific can be unearthed without dis
closing the corrupt handiwork of some
Buckley probably accepts as his moral
support the fact that the City government
was never rottener when he directed it in
the interest of the Southern Pacific than
it is at present.
The announcement that Buckley has re
entered politics and that "he's going to be
on top" is perhaps intended to restore the
quaking nerves of the Solid Eight to their
Governor Budd's promise to the Manu
facturers' and Producers' Association to
appoint hereafter no one to office who is j
unfavorable to home industries onght to
be sufficient notice to all who are in office, j
By offering to conduct a farm on which
unemployed men can find an opportunity
to make a living, the Salvation Army
proves that it does not wish to share the
stigma resting upon California of having
millions of uncultivated rich lands while
there are mauy among us unable to earn a
THE YOSEMITE SCAEDAL.
Let us hope that when the Governor does
visit the Yosemite Valley he will ascertain
what has become of the money appropri
ated by the State for the care of that
matchless natural wonder. We do not
mean by this to intimate that it has been
stolen by the Commissioners or handled
in any way dishonestly, but that the friend
liness of some of the Commissioners for
the Southern Pacific Company and their
large opportunities for expending the
money in a way to advance the interests of
that company in the valley, taken in con
nection with the futility of Assemblymen
Phelps' and Rowell's efforts in the last
Legislature to ascertain how the money re
ceived front the valley privileges had been
employed, make it reasonable to demand
that a thorough inquiry be made.
While we are discussing this matter it
might be well to call attention to the fact
that the stage line from Raymond into the
valley is owned by leading members of the
Southern Pacific, and that there has been
always exercised a persistent influence
against any proposition to provide cheap
and easy means of access to the valley.
The argument has been that a steam or
electric road would cheapen the place and
render it unpopular by making it too easy
of access. This absurd argument has been
preached for years with a most suspicious
persistency. If cheap, quick and com
fortable transportation could destroy the
charm of the Yosemite it ought to hays
ruined that of Niagara, which it made only
the more popular.
The Yosemite is so wonderful a phe
nomenon that it should be made as free us
possible. Until recently it was a greater
advertisement of California than its fruits
or wines, and its old importance could be
easily restored. It cannot be expected
that commissioners who are so close to the
Southern Pacific, which has so lively an in
terest in the returns of its railroad to Ray
mond and its enormously expensive stage
road into tne valley, would support any
proposition for a railroad franchise into
Unless some change be made in the man
agement of the Yoseraite, it would be ad
visable to renew the agitation for turning
it over to the National Government. Sus
picion and dissatisfaction have always at
tended the conduct of the valley, for the
princpial reason that it has been handled
principally as one of the curiosities which
the Southern Pacific can show to travelers.
As an adjunct to the concerns of that cor
poration, it has been highly valuable; but
as it is the rightful property of the State,
it should be handled in the interests of the
THE PROPEB VIEW.
When the Grand Parlor of the Native
Sons was in session at Sacramento recently
The Call urged upon its members » seri
ous consideration of the power which the
organization might wield in the movement
for advancing the material interests of the
State. Several interviews with leading
members were published in these columns
which showed the appreciation of the sug
gestion. It was a matter, however, on
which the local parlors alone could act,
and so it was allowed to rest. Whether or
not the various parlors have taken action,
and what their intentions are, we are not
informed. It is to be hoped that the sug
gestion is receiving earnest attention.
Some difficulties are in the way, among
them the fact that the purposes of the or
ganization do not contemplate such a
matter. To meet this The Call suggested
that subsidiary societies within the order
might be formed for the purpose without
interfering with the original purposes oi
That the Native Sons and the Native
Daughters as well couid exercise a most
beneficial influence in the premises is a
fact recognized by the Golden Statt, the
official organ of these two societies, for it
has published the following:
"What a mighty impulse would be given
to the cause, so vitally important to Cali
fornia's prosperity, if every Native Son and
Native Daughter would resolve henceforth
to purchase only goods of California manu
facture where they are the equal of the
Eastern product. In cases where the price
is the same there should be no hesitation,
and even a slight advance in the price of
the home product should not deter Caii
fornians from exercising their patriotism
and making a slight sacrifice for the bene
lit of their native State. But casting pa
triotism aside and viewing the matter
from a purely seltish or business stand
point, it will be seen that patronizing
home industries is a good investment. It
would keep the people's money in the
State, and in a very short time would solve
the great problem of the unemployed. All
classes would thus be benehted. A per
manent home market would be estab
lished, the laboring man would have
steady employment, and his earnings
spent for tue necessaries would bring pros
perity to the mercantile community, whi!e
vast sums of money wnich are now sent to
the East to turn the wheels of Eastern
manufactories would remain in circulation
here at home and aid in paying California
taxes instead of paying the taxes of East
Nothing could be more graceful or ap
propriate than the carrying out of this
suggestion. It would require no branch or
subsidiary organization, but would be
merely the individual expression of State
pride and patriotism by the members. At
the same time an official action in the
matter would have far more weight.
Undoubtedly those most heaviiy charged
with the responsibility of advancing Cali
fornia to its deserved position are the
young men and women born on its soil.
By calling it a responsibility we wish to
distinguish it from the mere pleasure
which the members should experience in
the occupation. Patronizing home indus
tries is one of the best forms in which their
inliuence can be exercised, and the adop
tion of such a plan as a rule of conduct will
lead to the exercise of the larger power
which the two associations can wield.
A SAOEAMENTO PAECE.
With the last week the whole State has
been congratulating Sacramento on the
wonderful advantages which will accrue
to it from the introduction of electric
power for all its ordinary purposes from the
State electric plant at Folsom. It was be
lieved that the fictitious advantages which
it has always enjoyed from the presence of
the Southern Pacific- machine-shops there
would come to be regarded with less ven
eration, and that the city had every con
ceivable inducement now — certainly better
tli an any other city in the State at pres
ent — to push forward on its own merits
and build up a great city by the energy
and intelligence of its people.
But that city has just done a most ex
traordinary thing, which it seems impossi
ble to construe otherwise than a« a con
fession that it does not yet feel able to
stand alone, bat must keep the
crutches of the Southern Pacific under
irs arm:. The Assessor of Sacramento
County, who apparently was not elected
by the use of railroad money, assessed the
property of the Southern Pacific in Sacra
mento at $922,000, which, considering the
great value of the plant, was probably a
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1895.
low valuation, though doubtless higher
than formerly. The company's tax agent
appeared the other day before the Board of
Supervisors of the county, sitting as a
Board of Equalization, and induced it to
reduce the assessment half, making it
$166,6(30. This will require the other tax
payers of the county to bear more than
their just share of the tax burden.
The reason given by the board for this
extraordinary action was this: "The ma
jority of the Supervisors were of the opin
ion that it would not be a wise policy to
assess industries out of existence, and in
this instance they thought that every en
couragement should be given the railroad
company to maintain its shops in Sacra
mento." We understand this to mean
that the company ihreatened to move its
shops from the city if the assessment was
not reduced, and that the board lacked the
moral courage to do its duty.
The best shaking up that Sacramento
ever received was the threat of the Legisla
ture a few years ago to take steps for re
moving the capital from Sacramento to
San Jose. Immediately the people of Sac
ramento organized a movement to improve
the city, and almost as much temporary
good resulted as though the capital had
been actually removed. In other words,
that city for bo long had depended on the
presence of the capital and the railroad
shops to bring it prosperity that it could
net bear the idea of being thrown on its
own resources. It now shows, in its atti
tude toward the Southern Pacific, that the
same old feeling of helplessness prevails,
and that it would rather perpetrate a wrong
than run the risk of offending the railroad
by doing right. California cannot properly
progress until this feeling, wherever it ex
ists, is shaken off.
A PEAISEWOETHY SCHEME.
Captain McFee of the Salvation Army
has made a tentative proposition, which
seems deserving of the most thoughtful
attention. It is to put in practice here, for
the first time in America, a plan which has
been operated in England, Australia and
Canada with so great success, but with a
modification suited to the present needs
of this community. It is to secure
by donation a tract of land for a farm,
on which unemployed persons may be kept,
be comfortably housed and supplied with
all the necessaries of life, but not paid
wages, their services to be employed under
the direction of the Salvation Army in cul
tivating the land.
The Salvation Army is an eminently
practical institution, governs its material
affairs on the strictest business principles,
and never makes a failure of its enterprises.
A unique feature of its undertakings is
that they are instituted for the good of
those most in need of the things which
make life worth living. Although it
has no higher regard for the safety of a
rich man's soul than for that of the lowest
outcast, it is steadily widening ita
influence among the wealthier classes,
whose money and moral support are so
greatly needed in the army's work.
Captain McFee wants 100 acres with
which to begin operations, but would prefer
1000. Land is very valuable hereabout,
particularly the kind of land that would
be suitable for the purposes which the
army contemplates, for it must be garden
soil, easily tillable and capable of producing
quick returns from labor. How to get this
land will be the hard problem. Evidently
it is an opportunity for rich men and
women to give either the land or the
money with which to buy it.
As we understand Captain McFee's
proposition, the employment of persons
on the proposed farm will be only tem
porary, and will serve to provide a home
and living until they can rind more re
munerative employment. For this purpose
he seeks the co-operation of Labor Com
missioner Fitzgerald. That officer, it is
proposed, will have the employes of the
farm listed on his books and will secure
positions for them as soon as he can find
them. Meanwhile the Salvation Army
will have enjoyed the benefits of the work
men's labor at the mere cost of maintain
ing them, and will make a clear profit by
the arrangement. Nothing is more needed
by the hapless members of the community,
outside the farm, than the money that
might thus be made, and no one would
think of doubting the honest}' or wisdom
of the army in putting it to the most ad
The subject is a very large and attractive
one. Many considerations recommend it
not only to the unemployed, but to those
who can spare from their abundance for
advancing it. It is merely the Detroit
plan in another form, with the advantage
of an assurance that it would be under the
most efficient management.
A BATTLE IN THE AIE.
The ten days' debate on the silver ques
tion which has been arranged in Chicago
between Roswell G. Horr and William H.
Harvey can hardly be regarded as any
thing more than one of the forms of mid
summer amusement. It will serve as a
passing Chicago sensation, and being in
the nature of an intellectual fight to a
finish between two doughty champions
will doubtless attract many people to the
hall and supply unlimited copy lor news-
However large may be the crowds that
attend the debate or however ample may
be the space the press accords to reports of
it, there is not much likelihood that it will
be taken seriously by any great number of
people. The abstraot principles involved
in the controversy have been discussed for
years and the issue has now become one of
practical politics. It is #nly in the latter
aspect that the majority of the people at
this time care to give it serious considera
tion, and under that aspect it cannot be
authoritatively treated by either Mr. Horr
or Mr. Harvey.
We are not unmindful of the talents of
either of the contestants in taking this
view of their big debate. They will talk
entertainingly and instructively, and Mr.
Horr at any rate will be eloquent. But
what of it? They can only go over argu
ments that have already long been famil
iar to the general public, and neither of
them can hope to convert the followers of
the other. Nor can they even remotely
intimate the course of action that the great
political parties will take on the question,
for neither of them can speali^ for either
party with any authority or with any com
manding eminence of leadership.
The issue will not come fairly before the
people until next year, and nothing new
can be said upon it until the National con
ventions of the great parties have formu
lated their platforms. Then it will be a
question upon which every stump-speaker
can expatiate with convincing clearness or
show his evasive skill in confusing words.
At present there is no real solid gronnd to
the contest. We publish elaborate reports
of the proceedings an a part of the news of
the day of general interest, but can hardly
promise our readers that they will find the
great problem there fully settled and de
cided. When all is said and done it will
prooably prove no more than a battle in
The Prince Regent of Bavaria has appointed
Herr Possart, the famous German actor who
was an attraction at the Irving-place Theater a
few years ago, intendant, or chief, of the royal
theater* of Bararia.
CLARA FOLTZ IN NEW YORK.
The New York World of redent date had an
article headed ; "A Woman Firtt— Then a Law
yer; Mrs. Foltz, th« Distinguished Counselor
at-Law, Likes Paris Gowns and Feminine Frills;
Her Views on Women Lawyers." The World's
article said: It is hard to reconcile the old-time
idea of a woman lawyer with Mrs. Clara Short
ridge Foltz ©f California, attorney and coun
selor-at-law, who is now at the Wuldorf. Mrs.
Foltz Understands the art of dressing as well
as she understands law. Her appearance v
that of a striking society woman. She wears
Paris gowns and silk petticoats and exceed
ingly feminine frills. She is exceedingly
wottianljr in appearance.
But if Mrs. Folte does not look like a woman
lawyer she talks like one. When she speaks
one discovers the legal bent of her mind. She
is decisive, quick, a bit dramatic, and probes
every subject to the bottom.
Mrs. Foltz did what was most natural for her
to do when she took up the study of law. Even
as a little girl at school *he was always an
arbiter of affairs. The children came to her
with their difficulties and it was her delight to
straighten them out. Justice was her hobby,
even when ghe wore short dresses. When she
grew to be a big girl she read Blackstone with
as much interest as the ordinary young person
would show in a love story. And this love of
the law. combined with energy and hard work,
has made Mrs. Foltz the successful lawyer that
Mrs. Folte was born In Indiana and educated
at Mount Pleasant, lowa, where her father. £.
W. Shortridge, was pastor of the Christian
Church. She first studied law in the office of
C. C. Stephens of San Jose, Cal. This was in
1877, when ihe was still in her teens. Now,
though she is a remarkably young-looking
woman, she is the mother of five children. On
September 5, 1879, she was admitted to the
bar of the District Courts of California, and a
few months later to the Supreme Court. In
1890 she was admitted to the bar of the Su
preme Court of the United States.
Mrs. Foltz has a large general practice. She
has confined herself to the civil branches of
the law. Her victory in the Hastings College
case is famous, and it was through her efforts
that the was opened to women law
She believes that all women should have at
least some knowledge of law, particularly of
the statutes of the State and the ordinances of
the city in which they live. She thinks, too,
that the study of law should be part of every
child's public school education. She declares
that women reason as clearly as men do, and
that the all-around woman of to-day is not
swayed by her feelings any more than is the
average man. A woman to be a successful
lawyer must have a thorough education, a
clear head, quiet nerves and a natural lore of
the work. It is also to her advantage to be
pleasing in appearance, and last, but not least,
she must learn how to keep a secret. Mrs.
Foltz is on her way to Europe. This is her
first vacation since she entered the profession.
Dr.T. M. Todd of Auburn is staying at the
Dr. G. H. Jackson of Woodland is at the
W. J. Gillespie, a hotel man of Redding, is at
H. A. Pearson of the navy registered yester
day at the Lick.
L. J. Maddox, an attorney of Modesto, is a
guest at the Grand.
W. 11. Hatton, a prominent attorney of Mo
desto, is staying at the Lick.
Rev. C. Ben-Ham of Napa was one of yester
day's arrivals at the Occidental.
H. J. Finger, a member of the Btate Board of
Pharmacy, is a guest at the Lick.
J. Remrnelsburg, a merchant of Winter*, was
one of yesterday's arrivals at the Grand.
R. Van Brunt, manager of Mrs. Langtry's
ranch, registered at the Palace yesterday.
V. 8. McClatchy of the Sacramento Bee and
Mrs. McClatchy are guests at the California.
G. W. Steele of San Luis Oblspo, one of the
largest dairymen in the State, is at the Lick.
F. Finnell, a fruit-grower of Rockfleld, and
Mrs. Finnell, registered yesterday at the Occi
Aaron Smith of the Southern Pacific Com
pany at Los Angeles registered at the Grand,
Superior Judge E. D. Hum of Napa, and Mrs.
Ham, arrived here yesterday from San Jose on
their bicycles. They are staying at the (irtnd.
Dan West, the pioneer conductor of the
Southern Pacific, came down from Sacramento
yesterday to attend the funeral of the late A.
N. Towne, and is staying at the Grand.
Mrs. J. A. Fillmore, wife of the general super
intendent of the Sonthern Pacific Company,
and her daughter, who recently graduated in
an Eastern college, returned home yesterday
and are at the Occidental.
Cisco, Cal., July 16.— The following is a list
of the late arrivals at the Cisco Summer Resort
and Tourists' Home: Nat Boas, J. Paueon,
Frank Pauson, J. Cotton, L. P. Southworth,
George Stone, Dr. R. W. Baum, Dr. Gustav
Dresel, San Francisco; Miss Alice Freeman,
Santa Clara; Miss S. Richard*, C. Hitchcock and
children, Penryn; Mrs. K. A. White, Maurice
White, Hope White, Berkeley; Mrs. J. H. W.
Riley, Mr*. W. F. Pierce, Miss Mabel Pierce,
Frankie Pierce, Miss A. J. Galbraith, Miss A. M.
McCord, A. S. Carman, Mrs. A. S. Carman,
Clyde Carman, Ralph Carman, Mrs. Hubert
White, Mrs. James M. Taylor, Miss Isabelle L.
Taylor and Kaymond Taylor, Oakland; J. L.
Lewison, Truckte; W. E. Larsen, ("alamazoo;
R. Fuller, Sheridan: D. J. Waltz, Wh'eatland;
Alex R. Baum, Alameda; F. B. Southworth,
Sacramento ; Charles XV. Dibble and F. J. Qulren ,
Santa Clara; R. C. Walroth, Nevada City; Fred
M. Miller and Bert W. Othet, Gfoss Valley.
Skapgs Hot Springs, July 17.— The following
are the late arrivals hers: H. H. Lynch, J. P.
Thomas A. Freling, J. A. E. Holdman, Mr. and
Mrs. ». Jewell, J. H. Meyer, Charles A. Meyer,
A. Sbarboro, Miss Alvia Coussiiis, Miss
Eugenia Bri*zolara, Mr. ana Mrs. E. B. Severns,
Miss Aida Sbarboro, Sigmun* Beel. A. E.
Cruyer, Miss K. einnott, Miss A. McGovern,
James McGowan. S. H. Harvey, Miss A. O 1 Leery,
11. Tyrrell, Miss K. Tyrrell, W. H. Quinn Jr.,
S. Brizzolara, D. Hirschfeld, C. Martin, Miss A.
Martin, Mrs. R. E. Brown, Miss E. Brown, V.
Courtois, C. Temple. Miss J. F. Mulgrew, Miss
J. Mulgrew, Judge and Mrs. R. F. Crawford.
Gllroy Springs, July 17.— Following are the
latest arrivals at the Gilroy Hot Springs: T. M.
Gibson, J. N. Blanton, Pierre Carrire, L. E. Do
bair, John Rainsbury.Niel Carmlchael, Charles
Nash, If. Legette, Henry Sohn, Mr. and Mrs. N.
P. Loryng, >Us. Villigea and daughter, MIM A.
Punchen. Mr. and Mrs. R. Rutherford, 8. S.
Powers, Miss Annie A. Smith. John C. Hum
phrey, Mrs. Sharp*, J. Henry Dibbern. G. Hoff
mann, R. J. McGrayn, Mr. and Mr*. Smith, H.
R. Fairclough, Ernest G. Panse. A. J. Staeder,
Mrs. P. Sheehy, R. X. Requa, James Shea Jr.,
Leo Attrldge, I). Regan, Miss N. Regan, Mrs.
Fitzgerald, J. Henry Augustus Field, James
Shea and family.
New York, N. V., July 17.— The Californi
nns registering at hotols to-day were: San
Franciseo-C. A. Butler, St. James; A. L. Hamil
ton, Broadway Central; F. E. Hesthall, Astor;
S. Fay, Fiftn Avenue.
OF GREATER OR LESS NOTE.
A curious use for a husband is reported from
Clerkenwell, near London, where ft Mr. Lamb
and his wife keep a small shop. For fourteen
years the firm has avoided paying taxos by the
wife's sending the husband to jail to serve out
the legal time for unpaid taxes, while she re
mains at the store attending to business.
Sir Frederick Pollock, who made an address
to the Law School at Harvard during the com
mencement, is accused of appearing on the lec
ture platform wearing a high white hat. a blue
shirt, lavender cravat, black frock coat, and
light trousers. He wore a "red, red rose" in
his buttonhole, and gold-rimmed pince-nez.
To a verger, who showed him to a seat in a
church, ex-Speaker now Viscount Peel gave a
sovereign. The honest man thought this must
be a mistake for a shilling, and went after the
donor to return it. "It was quite right," said
Mr. Peel, kindly ; "it was not for the seat, but
for your bent back. I see you must have worked
hard in your time."
Mis 9 Ella Ewing of Price, Mo., is known as
the "saintly giantess." She is 8 feet 1 inches
in height, weighes 290 pounds, and is an en
thusiastic and active Cbristian. She is a prom
inent member of the Christian Endeavor
Society, but has always refused to attend any
of tha conventions, because the notice she
would attract is distasteful to her.
The Empress Eugenic, before leaving Parig
for Cape Mania, gave Lieutenant-Colonel
Bizot. who is under orders for Madagascar, the
campaigning kit of the Prince Imperial, and
ako that which she herself used in her sp.d pil
grimage to the scene of her son's death in Zu
luland. Colonel Bizot is the son of the late
General Bizot, whose wife during the empire
was one of the ladies of the Empress.
Australia's grand old man is Sir Henry
Parkes. who has played a more prominent part
in that inland's politics than any other man.
At first sight he appears to be the oldest man
alive, looking to be even more than his 80
years of age; but in reality he shares with
Gladstone, the Pope and Bismarck the art of
Keeping the vitality and energy of youth to a
period far beyond the ordinary experience of
Sir Wilfred Lawson, the English temperance
advocate, once accosted a laborer Who was
walking along with a black bottle, and lec
tured him on the wickedness of intemperance.
The man seemed to be impressed and emptied
the contents of the bottle on the road, where
upon Sir Wilfred, highly pleased, gave him a
sixpence, with the remark, "Take that; it will
buy you something better." A few minutes
afterward Sir Wilfred saw the man go into a
public-house and spend the money in beer.
He had been carrying a bottle of tea.
The Philadelphia Record says that Dr. S.
Weir Mitchell is an enthusiastic collector of
the new style of posters that are so popular;
and his collection is said to be the largest in
existence, numbering in the thousands. In
his Walnut-street house he has a room papered
with them, and the effect is said to be decidedly
startling. The good doctor has given the man
who supplies him with the periodical literature
a standing order to secure every poster he can
lay his hands on, and is said to have agents ;n
England and France who act under similar in
One of the noted naturalists of the country is
Rey. Dr. W. J. Holland, chancellor of the West
ern University of Pennsylvania. He has the
largest private collection of lepidoptera in this
country, and one of the largest in the world.
He was the first president of the Pittsburg
Academy of Science and Arts, and for many
years president of the Iron City Microscopical
Society. He is a member of twenty-five learned
societies, all told, which include the Zoological
Society of London and the Entomological
Society of France, two of the most exclusive
societies in the world. la fact, Dr. Holland is
the only American member of the Zoological
Society of London.
Professor Huxley was a man of very simple
and direct manner. In the classroom he made
his lectures graphic by rinding illustrations
for scientific truths in everyday examples, as
when, in treating of animals that chamge their
color, he referred to the fact that when he was
tired or nervous he fancied he was grayer than
usual. He was gallant to the fair sex. One of
them, who attended his South Kensington lec
tures, asked him to iutroduce her to Herbert
Spencer, and was amused at his mock-serious
response, "I thought I was your first love."
To this same Jady he said, in talking about the
death of Agassiz, the news of which he had
just heard, "I wonder where he is!" He made
the remark in a tone of profound sadness.
TO UTILIZE WASTE POWER.
The success of the experiment means much
for Sacramento. It means progress and pros
perity such as that city has never enjoyed and
it means almost as much to other parts of the
State where water is going to waste. The ex
ample of the Folsom water power will be pro
lific of imitations and it will not be long before
all the mountain streams that are of sufficient
volume will be harnessed and reharnessed to
generate power and light in the service of
man. Besides the water so employed Stockton
is likely to have another source of power. The
owners of the Corral Hollow mines contem
plate putting in an electric plant at the mines.
To run this plant they will use the low grade
coal, which is not deemed good merchantable
fuel. They estimate that besides the 20,000,000
bushels of good coal in sight they will have
half as much of low grade coat, which can be
converted into power sufficient to turn all the
wheels of the manufactories of Stockton and
San Francisco, and as soon at practicable they
intend to try the experiment. If they accom
plish half they expect S tor* ton will hare an
additional impulse given to its prosperity that
will equal what Folsom does for the capital.
But Stockton need not depend on that source
of electric power. Jn the mountains to the
east are many streams whose waters will seen
be utilized for the purpose.— Stockton Inde
Heretofore the transmission of power for
long distances was considered problematical,
but the success achieved at Folaom will settle"
the question for all time.
Work is progressing rapidly on the plant in
Fresno County and it will be only a short time
until power will be available there for all pur
poses. The plant is situated thirty-three miles
from Fresno City and whan completed will fur
nish double the horse-power of the Folsom
plant. It is estimated that enough power will
be brought to Fresno to supply a city of double
the present size of that town and to also fur
nish all that may be required in the wineries
and other establishments requiring power in
the colonies surrounding: the raisin city.
For several year« capitalists have been mak
ing quiet investigations about the flow of water
in the Kaweah River east of Visalia, and it is
unlikely that such an opportunity for profita
ble investment will remain unappropriated
much longer. An electric plant could be es
tablished within twenty miles of this city and
power sufficient to supply the needs of this
community could be furnished at a nominal
cost. The rivers flowing out of the Sierras are
one of the great sources of wealth for the San
Joaquin Valley and in a few years such a thing
as a steam engine will be unknown in any of
the cities on the east side of the valley. —
Such facts as these 6hould set the owners of
property and the men of enterprise in Santa
Clara Valley to thinking. If electricity can be
created by water power and be transmitted
from Folsom to Sacramento so easily and
cheaply as thi«, what is to hinder the street
cars of San Jose from being run Dy the water
power in the mountains around us T What is
to hinder the enterprising gentlemen who se
cured such vast supplies of water on the inner
coast range from at once utilizing it for that
purpose ? Almost unlimited power could be
secured in that way, and the streetcar system
could then be extended in every direction.—
San Jose Herald.
The successful experiment at Sacramento of
transmitting electric power by wire over long
distances is attracting widespread attention all
over the country, and will lead to the utiliza
tion of water power in many places where the
force now goes to waste. In Sacramento the
electric streetcar system is now being operated
by this power, and in a few weeks it is ex
pected that electricity will almost entirely
supplant steam in that city. Other localities
will now begin to look up water power, and
' the falls above Alum Rock may yet be the site
of a plant which will furnish electricity for the
Alum Rock railway.-San Jose News.
The transmission of electric power from Fol
som has made Sacramento the most available
city in California for the establishment of man
ufacturing industries. What Sacramento is
to-day Woodland might hare been months ago,
if the power now running to Waste in Cache
Creek had been properly utilized. There are
thousands of dollars in Woodland that are
seeking a safe and profitable investment. The
wonder is that Woodland capitalists hare never
made an effort to distribute an electric current
from Cache Creek.— Woodland Democrat.
The transmission of electrical power from
Folsom to Sacramento has proven to be entirely
successful. The same power can be trans
mitted a far greater distance. It can be gen
erated at Folsom prison at very little expense,
and can be used to promote industries in all
the central sections of the commonwealth.
The skies are clearing and the wheels of Indus*
try will soon be humming in California. It Is
the dawning of a new era and a prosperous
one, too, at that for our great State.— Santa
The successful transmission of electrical
power from Folsom to Sacramento is a matter
gratifying to the people of Yallejo as well as
Sacramento. We are Interested to the extent,
and outside of pleasure in seeing the capital
city having a good thing, that now transmis
sioaie practical we will soon, and we hope very
soon, be able to utilize the dormant opportuni
ties which are ours, and have our city not only
the best watered but the best lighted 04 any
city on the coast — Vallejo ChrouicW,
The old Puritan spirit that looked upon the
cultivation of the arts as frivolous, if sot sin
fal, is no doubt responsible for the little re
spect which has hitherto been paid to music
as a serious study in American universities.
Most of these institutions are still content to
let their musical students' activity find expres
sion in the smgihg of doggerel ditties, the
plunking of banjos and the twanging of man
iolins. There are a few exceptions to this
rule, Michigan University being the most
bright and shining example of what can be ac
complished when a seat of learning shows a
real respect for music. Not only has Michigan
a musical department, but with that as an
initiative agency it is promoting a musical ac
tivity which has already brought the little
town of Ann Arbor into line with some of the
largest cities of the East in respect to the prac
tical cultivation of music. The town not only
enjoys concerts by the best American organi
zations, feuch as the Thomas, Seidl, Damrosch
and Boston symphony orchestras and the
Kneisel Quartet, but it hears all the traveling
virtuosi of note and gives annually a choral
festival of most ample and dignified propor
tions. All these things are made possible by
the university, and since Professor Stanley
has been at the head of the musical department
there has been established at Ann Arbor a con
servatory of music allied with the university.
Until last October music at Yale was in the
hands of students themselves and its cultiva
tion was confined to the glee, banjo and man
dolin clubs — organizations which have a social
but no artistic value. A greatchange has come
within the last academic year, however. In
October a department of music was founded
and Horatio Parker, the new professor, entered
upon his duties with the determination of
making the department an influential factor,
not only In the university, but in the city of
New Haven. In his laity endeavor he has had
the support of the corporation and an experi
ment has been begun, the outcome of which
will be Watched with unusual interest by every
patriotic student of musical progress in the
land. Bince October Professor Parker has given
instruction in harmony, counterpoint, strict
and free composition and the history of music
to a class of twenty-five students and his list
for next year already numbers forty-five. Be
sides this Samuel S. San ford, professor of ap
plied music, to whom the elevation of the
Battell chair into a dignified department is
largely due, has taught pianoforte playing to a
great many more students. The last few
months have seen a promising effort made to
secure an orchestra capable of giving sym
phonic concerts. The movement did not go
out from Yale, but it is due to Professor Par
ker that it has secured the fostering care of the
university. Instead of potpourris and dance
music to follow solemn addresses and prayers
at the commencement exercises this year the
faculty, alumni, graduates and visitors heard
classical music playtd In a creditable manner
by a choir and chorus conducted by Professor
Parker. Nothing could give music in Califor
nia so great an impetus as for our universities
to follow the example of Yale.
It is ft hundred years since Mozart's "Don
Giovanni" was first sung in London, and the
centenary has been celebrated by a grand per
formance of the beautifnl opera at Coven t Gar
den by some of the greatest living artists. 6ad
to relate, the public refused to take the work
seriously, and, as a whole, like a modern music
drama. They had come to hear Patti sing
"Batti, batti," and Pattl showed herself a Zer
lina willing to sacrifice the drama for the sake
of accepting every possible encore. Maurel
tried in vain to drive the dramatic interest of
the work on, but finding the public and the
other artists against him, be succumbed at last
and accepted an encore himself. One critic,
in regretting this inability of a modern audi
ence to look upon "Don Giovanni" as more
than a vehicle for vocal display, says: "It is
curious to note how very closely other compos
ers have followed Mozart, and how greatly
they are Indebted to him. In nearly every bar
of 'Faust,' not to mention 'Romeo and Ju
liet,' avowedly the fruit of a long study of
'Don Giovanni,' a faint echo of Mozart's voice
comes to us with the voice of Gounod; Anna's
cries 'Quel sangue, quella, piaga, quel volto,'
with the creeping chromatic chords of the
woodwind, are in the very accent of Isolda's
•Tis I, Belov'd,' and the solemn phrase that
follows in the scene where Tristan dies."
"Pity the privations of a prima donna," says
the Westminster Gazette. '-Here is a story
of Mme. Palti, which may be appropriately re
called to-day. Once when she returned from
her drive she was exceedingly thirsty, and
asked Nicolini to have procured for her a glass
of water. Nicolini was horrified. 'What!' he
shrieked. "Nia, Mignonne, you know that you
are going to sing to-morrow night, and the
water will chill your blood. Oh, no, I forbid
water ! ' 'Then give me a tast« of wine,' pleaded
the thirsty Pattl. 'Wine!' roared Nicolini. 'Nia,
Mignoniip; you are going to sing to-morrow
night, and you know that wine will heat your
blood. No, I cannot permit wine.' 'Please,
cannot I have something wet?' pleaded Patti,
with parched lips. Nicolini pondered long and
deeply, and, At length, with his own hand?,
prepared for the great Eiuger a soothing
draught of magnesia."
Two virtuosi, who are- known in this country
only by name, are expected to visit the United
Btates on concert touis next season. One is M.
Marslck, professor of violin playing at the Paris
Conservatoire, the other, Martinus Sievekicg,
a Dutch pianist. Marsick is one of the chief
exponents oi chamber music in France, and
enjoys a fine reputation. He is a Belgian, born,
like Y«aye, at Liege, and he was a pupil of the
institution at which he is now professor. He
is expected to arrive in America at the end of
November, and will remain six months. Sieve
king is a Hollander by birth, and comes of an
old and aristocratic family. He 1b a man of
magnetic temperament and striking personal
ity, being over six feet in height ana magnifi
cently proportioned. Sieveking will come to
the States In the fall and piny throughout the
Humperdlnck's new opera, "The Wolf and
the Seven Kids," Is almost finished. The
libretto ii again written by Frau Adelheid
Wette, the composer's sister. No Englinh
spc?.king musician has yet announced his in*
tentlon of writing* fairy opera, though several
of the leading French composers are hard at
work on books culled from nursery rhymes.
The field ought to be a peculiarly appropriate
one for the women composers, ■who are just
beginning to assert themselves.
It haß been decided In a county court in
England that servants cann* t sing in the house
where they are employed. Of course, when a
member of the family is ill and noise is for
bidden, as was the case in question, this seems
reasonable enough, but when there is no ill
ness the decision seems a hard one. There is
nogTeater proof of content and (literally) har
mony in a household than singing. Any one
who goes about his work and sings likes his
In spite of Marcella Sembrich's recent "series
of triumph*" at the Italian opera at Bt. Peters
burg, her assumption of the role of Violetta in
"LaTraviata"has fallen very flat In London
She was not in good voice and is conceded to
have made a great mistake in throwing down
the gauntlet to Patti. who recently made such
a furor in the "Traviata."
Miss Janotha Is perhaps to some extent not
unjustifiably angry owing to mistakes that
hare crept into various histories and biograph
ies of music concerning herself and her profes
sional career and has issued a manifesto to that
Sir Augustus Harris and F. H. Cowen have
sigued an agreement for the production at
Covent Garden of another opera from the com
poser's pen as soon as competed, owing to the
artistic success of "Harold "
Ysaye, who has just returned home, will con
duct at six symphony concert* in Brussels next
season. Ho ha* been re-engaged for an Ameri
can t«ur in 1897.
The Czar has Jmt given a thousand ruWc»
to a company of French artists who were left
stranded in St. Petersburg by their impresario.
OPINION'S OF EDITORS.
There is now every indication that the ex
hibit which California will make at the Atlanta
Exposition will be one which wiil do credit to
the entire State. The convention of Super
visors to take action in fe?ard to the finances,
a very important part of the undertaking, will
be held on the 24th inst., but in the meanwhile
arrangements have been made which are prac
tically fin outline of the entire plan for an ex
hibit. The question of space has been settled
by the acceptance of Director-General Collier's
offer of 5000 feet in the main building. Free
transportation for the exhibit to Atlanta and
return has been provided. With the question
of space and transportation settled, it only re
mains for the various counties to prepare as
fine displays as possible and to arrange for
maintaining them during the exposition. This
is a rare chance for every part of the State to
advertise its resources. It is to be hoped that
Ban Diego County will improve the opportunity
to the utmost.— San Diego Union.
The trouble with a businoes administration
of * city Under non-partisan auspices is that
an individual is usually— we might say invari
ably—substituted for a party, and as a result
one-man power is created, whioh is as bad for
a town as it is for a nation. It would be per
fectly possible to run cities on business princi
ples through the medium of political parties if
the public would take the proper interest in
the matter. The weakness of our municipal
governments and the admitted corruption in
municipal politics are due to the indifference
of the citizens, not to th<? fact that this or that
party is in control of affairs.— Los Angeles Ex
If there is any movement in California jour
nalism that deserves the approval of the gen
eral public it is the abandonment of the early
day custom of editors to devote their space to
stinging articles regarding their competitors.
No newspaper can now prosper by wasting
energy on its rivals. The work that tells is
that which results in the publication of news
and unbiased editorial articles, the effect of
which may be of some service in building up
the community. Newspapers should work for
the benefit of the public, and if faithful in this
the public will be appreciative in a substantial
way.— Chico Chronicle-Record.
FOR HOME MANUFACTURES.
Why purchase articles of consumption, use
or wear east of the Rocky range when com
modities equally as good and just as reason
able are being manufactured right here on the
Pacific Coast, giving employment to husbands,
sons and daughters? In order to develop
home industry aud bring prosperity to the
coast every man, woman and child siiould ask
for only articles made on the coast. By ho
doing you are adding your mite toward keep
ing tkose in your own family in employment
and their revenue, living wages.— Oakland
The people of California are asked by the
Manufacturers' Association to purchase their
supplies from home manufacturers. Now, If
the manufacturers will let the people of the
State know what they have to sell through the
medium of the local papers it is ji^st possible
the people will patronize them. But how in
the dickens can they be expected to buy that
of which they know not?— Oroville Mercury.
The directorate of the San Joaquin Valley
Railroad make it obligatory upon the con
tractors having in hand the building of cars to
use California* material and California labor.
If this principle could be acted upon generally
on this coast we would soon become the most
enterprising and thritry people in the United
States. — Lompoe Journal.
Overworked— "Dear Miss Maturin—Laura
will you be my wi— that is, will you— shall we
"I don't quite think I ought, Mr. Jones. The
fact is, I have already three engagements for
the summer."— New York Recorder.
Obstructed Vision— Very Stout Gentleman
(to little boy)— Here, my lad, is a penny for
you; now tell me if my boots want blacking.
— La Nain Jaune.
Mrs. Norris— Don't complain of the dinner all
the time. Just suppose you had lost the use of
your palate like poor Cousin Henry, and
couldn't taste a single thing you ate?
Mr. Norris— l shouldn't mind that if I always
dined at home.^Liie.
Drizzle— l hear that you are going to put up a
new building on this corner some time?
Chizzle— That's veiy true, but I can't under
stand how you managed to get the date so
exact. — Koxbury Gazette.
A young gendarme had to take a prisoner be
fore the magistrate and after the trial convey
him to the court prison. He had never been
in the building before, and stood in the corri
dor with his charge, not knowing which way
to turn. At last the old offender had pity ou
him and said: "Coma on; I'll show you."— Le
Rappel. _ ;
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days, sa. x. Ticket office, 4 New Montgomery
It is believed that the value of the per
sonal property of this country equals, if
not exceeds, that of the real estate.
Thousands say that when aH other medicines
failed Hood's Sarsaparllla cured. This must be
accepted as establishing tho fact that Hood's Sar
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