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SUNDAY JULY 21, 1896
THE CALL SPEAKS FOR ALL.
Monopoly never works without trying to
work the people.
By giving tiie law a push you destroy
the pall of corruption.
The best way to protest against wrong is
to take action for the right.
People who wish to have a good Govern
ment must themselves be good.
The elements are now at work in Michi
gan to drive people to California.
When Cupid goes hunting in California
he tips his arrow with a sunbeam.
Poolrooms and lottery games are two of
a kind and should be treated alike.
A fi^ht against monopoly that means
business will be sure to yield a profit.
Gladstone having retired from politics
he seems to have taken his majority with
There is a rumor that Olney is at last
about to start the buzzsaw of his vigorous
The heart that the sunshine of Califor
nia does not make glad can learn a lesson
from the roies.
There is no danger in monopoly when
the people are vigilant and resolute in en
forcing the law.
It will cost something to give the Solid
Ei;,'ht a lesson in law, but it would cost
mure to neglect it.
With smiling sunshine .and laughing
brooks the fishermen are having a merry
time in the mountains.
Senator Stewart seems to think that one
feature of the silvcf debate at Chicago is
more horrible that Ilorrable.
A British election is made up of oratory
and street-lighting, with equal parts of
motiUflinging and stone-throwing.
If Eastern Europe could throw ofT the
brakes she would make as many revolu
tions a minute as South America.
The courts will now have a chance to
decide whether there is any more virtue in
the law than there is in the Solid Eight.
The prompt naming of the Cleveland
baby has spoiled many a journalistic en
terprise in the form of a guessing contest.
The success attending the sale of Cali
fornia fruit in London somewhat dwarfs
the magnitude of Chicago and New York.
In celebrating the beginning of work on
the competing road, Stockton had enthu
siasm enough to make up for a lack of
The prettiest girls in California are those
who most assiduously cultivate the sun
shine for their health and the fogs for their
The next Liberal leader in England will
have the advantage of laying the founda
tions of a new party and building it from
the ground up.
The law department of the Southern
Pacific Company will now have to do somo
hard thinking in devising a defense for its
boodle public officers.
Fake journalism lost a big chance in
ting to run the Horr and Harvey de
but c as a mystery story with a big prize for
the best solution of it.
It will always be noticed that those who
excuse their ailurianism on this ground or
that, never take any action to remove the
depressing causes which hinder their en
In view of the many benefits and pleas
nres to which the park concerts give rise,
there should be no stinting of generosity
in establishing the finest music concourse
in the world.
The rich may enjoy their villas in the
mountains, but all their money cannot buy
them more of the most precious thing in
California than the poor man can get with
out cost, and that is sunshine.
The Half-million Club might do good
work by supi>re^iu<r the itinerant writer
who publishes absurd articles about Cali
fornia in payment of his free transporta
tion over the Southern Pacific road.
Assessor Dalton'a action will give the
people of Oakland an opportunity to show
to what extent they were sincere in their
professed desire to Telieve themselves of
the burdens which the "octopus" imposes.
Mayor Sutro's action in borrowing a
quarter of a million dollars from the Hi
bernia Bank, and the bank's readiness in
lending it to him for improvements, ought
to be a hint to those who have little con
fidence in the future prosperity of the City.
The Board of Equalization of Fresno
County, having found some of the land
owners of the county who want four or
five times the assessed valuation of their
land for a right of way for the Valley road,
have hauled them up to show cause why
their assessment should not be increased
to the figures wbich^tbeii greed suggested..
A STUPENDOUS SCHEME.
The plan of campaign adopted by the pro
motion committee of the Half-million Club
is the most comprehensive and ambitious
scheme within the lines ever devised for
the advancement of the State. Its leading
provisions are that co-operating bodies be
established all over the State and that the
sympathy and support of county and city
governing boards be enlisted; that a per
manent Eastern headquarters be estab
lished at Chicago with an exhibit of Cali
fornia products and a lecturer to instruct
concerning the resources and attractions
of the State; that traveling lecturers with
illustrated stereopticon lectures be sent
through the Eastern States; that a market
for California products in the East be
created by missionary work among dealers;
that a "carnival season" be permanently
established in California, the time to be so
parceled out among the various cities as
to maintain a continuous series of festi
vals, and that Eastern interest in them be
promoted by enlisting the clubs, by organ
izing excursions and by various other
methods; that a systematic organization of
excursion clubs be undertaken, whose ob
ject shall be to practice mountain-climb
ing in California in bodies and make visits
to the numerous natural wonders in which
the State abounds; that the superior ex
cellencies of our summer climate be made
known, and that all persons induced to
visit the State shall have special personal
attention from representatives of the Half
million Club, shall be guaranteed low
rates at hotels and shall b« made com
fortable in all ways.
This is a very large scheme and a great
deal of money will be required to put it in
operation. It will be observed that the
plan does not seem to contemplate the
bringing of settlers to the State, though it
may be surmised that settlement will fol
low the education which under this plan
the visitors will acquire. The plan in its
present form is practically identical with
the work which the overland railroads
centering in California have been pursuing
for so many years at so heavy expense and
with so meager results except in Southern
California, and certainly these companies
should contribute generously to the ex
penses of an undertaking which will bring
them so much business.
No great work can be done in a day and
hence the Half-million Club displays its
wisdom in confining its Eastern under
taking to the spreading of information
concerning the picturesque attractions of
California. The elaborate development of
its plans to this end shows its earnestness
and understanding. Tne deeper and
broader work of showing California to be a
place for a home in which tha ordinary
severities of life are reduced to a minimum
in all the complex and various ways which
human desire can suggest will easily fol
low that of intelligently showing strangers
what California is.
THE PKOPOSED CONOOUKSE.
The plans suggested by the Park Com
missioners for the music concourse at
Golden Gate Park make a splendid and
alluring; picture. Nothing like them in
magnitude and elegance of design can be
found elsewhere in the New World, and a
very remarkable feature of them is the evi
dent meagerness of the expense compared
with the spectacular results to be secured.
The wind which sweeps through the
park has been the great difficulty which
the Commissioners have encountered. The
plans which they have suggested by no
means convince us that this drawback will
be overcome. Wind is not only damaging
in many ways to the effectiveness of music,
impairing the general effect by its irregu
larity and unequally affecting the tone and
quality of the various instrument?, but in
duces a physical discomfort that the tinest
music cannot make one forget. One may
enjoy a horserace, a game of baseball, or
any other exciting sport, in disaereeable
weather, but music requires perfect phys
No one has forgotten the extreme dis
comfort which often attended the concerts
eiven at this spot during the Midwinter
Fair, nor how quickly a piercing wind
would empty the scats. And those were
The plans suggested by the Park Com
missioners contemplate a peristyle backed
by trees as a windbreak. This will not
serve the purpose. The architect of the
aviary in the park has given an idea in the
plans of the structure by which it will be
possible to secure comfort at the concourse
—that is, a high western wall of glass,
reaching overhead and along the sides for
a certain distance. As some of the seats
are to be over 700 feet from the band it is
useless to contemplate any arrangement
which neither excludes the wind nor pro
vides for reflecting the sound. Such a
construction as the aviary suggests would
serve both these purposes. Mr. Sweeney,
who gave to the park the handsome
structure crowning Strawberry Hill, hit
this idea in a most artistic form.
The amphitheatral arrangement is the
grand central idea, protection against the
wind being a mere detail, to be worked
out hereafter. For not alone may concerts
be given there, but movable seats and a
floor unobstiucted by trees will offer a
splendid opportunity for many whole
some sports, including bicycle-riding, ex
hibitions of horsemanship, ball games of
every kind and all the innumerable
athletic sports. The total absence of ex
tremes of heat and cold will make these
possible and pleasant at all times of the
year, particularly with the partial shelter
which we have suggested. In short, the
inducements to utilize these many advan
tages for reproducing the Olympiads on
the plain of Elis are irresistible, and out of
their adoption would grow a fame which
would draw hither athletes and spectators
from every corner of the world.
THE GOOD WOEK.
The people of San Francisco in taking
their rest to-day can look back over the
past week and find satisfactory work done,
not only for improvement in material
prosperity, but 'for the betterment of the
murals of the City and for the much
desired accomplishment of good govern
The watch upon the lottery swindles has
been kept up with vigilance, and that ne
farious trade has been largely restricted.
The open selling of pools in violation of
law has been exposed, and the first step
taken, therefore, in the suppression of that
form of gambling. The attention of the
authorities has been called to the evil
gangs that frequent the corridors of the
City Hall, and that nuisance cannot long
continue. Finally the public protest
against the action of a majority of the Su
pervisors in attempting to nullify the law
for granting a railroad franchise to the
Market-street company without competi
tion has taken the form of an action at
law to remove the guiiy men from office.
These things show a healthful condition
of public sentiment. Respect for law is
increasing and the intelligent element of
the people has determined to have it en
forced. By continuing the course that has
now been taken we shall reach an era of
honest municipal administration before
long. The laws of the State and : City ,are
good enough. Under them lottery swin
dies/ pool gam&lers/ City Hall ' sharks 1 aaa
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, JULY 21, 1895.
dishonest officials can all be punished.
Enough has been done during the past
week to show that the moral forces of the
people are in earnest at last, and every
good citizen can find in that fact good rea
son for gratification to-day.
WOMEN IN CALIFORNIA.
"While the leading women of the State
are moving vigorously in bo many ways to
promote the spiritual ana intellectual
growth of their se,x they should not leave
out of the account the peculiar benefits
which might be secured by an educated
attention on the part of women to the un
common advantages of their natural
environment. This means to say that to
whatever extent our women may support
the great educational movement that is
affecting the sex throughout all Christen
dom, there are here in California natural
conditions obtaining nowhere else. These
cannot be ignored; and to the extent of
tbeir employment the women of California
will show their originality as pioneers in a
movement which can find neither prece
dent nor competition.
It is agreed that the responsibility of
guarding at least the physical welfare of
the race rests upon women with a peculiar
weight, and that the measure of any civil
ization is their understanding of the fact
and their intelligence in developing it.
In this State nature extends so remark
able an invitation to the exercise of
woman's wisdom that it amounts to a
challenge to her conscience. The oppor
tunities for employing natural advantages
in the production of a special and splendid
race impose an immeasurably heavier re
sponsibility upon the women of California
than upon those of any other country in
This has reference to material things.
The very conditions which we observe to
make so many wild and wayward girls and
boys are those which might be employed
to develop the most wholesome activities.
A climate which makes no draft on physi
cal resources, and which instead of crip-
pling vitality invigorates it, is pernicious
if its advantages are neglected and highly
beneficial if thpy are improved. The
abundant and highly actinic sunshine
and atmosphere heavily charged with
stimulating ozone create energies which
become dancerous if left untrained.
There is no better thing under the sun
than work, and where so much energy is
to be disposed of there will be mischief if
work is not provided. And this work
must be of a kind which takes women and
children into the sunshine and air as much
as possible. We have in mind a woman
who some years ago came to California to
die of consumption, and who by working
daily in her flower garden was completely
cured and is now one of the leading floricul
turists and seed-growers of the State. As
a rule the work of the tields is light and is
always healthful, and she is a wise mother,
whatever her statiqn of life, who gives her
children an opportunity to work and earn
money during the fruit-drying season. It
will be feund that those who live most out
of doors, whether they be young or old,
are invariably the healthiest. The great
future work of the women of California is
to develop employments which take
women and children out of doors, and this
may be done to an extent here impossible
The men of this generation, who are
familiar with the triumphs of American
youth in all sorts of athletic sports, will bs
surprised to learn from the recently pub
lished third volume of Rhodes' History of
the United States that in the decade before
the war the Americana were regarded as a
physically degenerate people, presenting a
piliful contrast to the freshness and vigor
of their European kinsmen.
The belief ia this degeneracy did not
exist in European minds only. It was
shared by many observant and patriotic
Americans. Mr. Rhodes quotes many au
thorities on the subject. Holmes wrote:
"I am satisfied that such a set of black
coated, stiff-joint«d, soft-muscled, paste
complexioned youth as we can boast in
our Atlantic cities never before sprang
from loins of Anglo-Saxon lineage."
George William Curtis spoke of the typical
American as "lantern-jawed, lean, sickly
and serious of aspect." Emerson referred
to "'the invalid habits of this country,"
and when in England he wrote home:
"When I see my muscular neighbors day
by day, I say, Had I been born in England
with but one chip of English oak in my
willowy constitution !" The women of the
time were reported to be as bad as the men,
and us a people we were regarded as about
the weakest, most nervous and least vigor
ous of the Caucasian race.
The opinion prevailed at the time that
the invalid condition of the people was
due to a defect in the climate, but the re
cent development of American manhood
shows that our climate, so far from being
adverse to human vigor, is really advan
tageous to it. The men and women of the
ante-war period were invalids simply be
cause their habits were bad. The food wa3
ill-cooked, the people ate too fast and they
took no exercise. The best families pre
pared their food with a frying-pan, and
even fo wise a man as Emerson always had
pie at biK.-ik fa.-t.
No healthy exercise was taken at any
time. When the men had finished work
they loafed, chewed tobacco and told
stories for amusement. "We have few
good boatmen," wrote Holmes in 1858,
"no good horsemen that I hear of, and as
for any great athletic feat performed by a
gentleman in these latitudes, society would
drop a man who should run round the
Common in live minutes." Athletics, in
fact, were not a feature, even of college
life, and among society people they were
regarded as undignified and coarse.
The American of that generation, as Mr.
Rhodes points out, was not, however, so
weak as he appeared. The success with
which he bore the hardships of the war
proved that he had the stamina of a
mighty manhood within him. Something,
however, was needed to bring it out, and
that something was derived from English
society and French cooks. Since athletic
sports have become fashionable and
French dinners have taken the place of
Puritan meals, we have become a different
people. At the present time such de
scriptions of Americans as were written by
Emerson, Holmes and Curtis would hardly
be applicable even to the class whom we
From the results of the British elections
it would seem the Tones have good reason
for the exultant boast that they are "in
for six years." The majority will be large
enough to enable the Ministry to act with
out conciliating factiona, and if the leaders
show any tact and force they ought easily
to maintain themselves for that number of
years. In fact, if long-established custoni
and public opinion aid not forbid the To
ries might hold this Parliament together
for the full term of seven years before they
gave their opponents a chance to appeal to
Political prestige, however, is dependent
upon something more than majorities. It
requires a very strong and v popular : Pre
mier to hold office for ■ six years in Great
nrjl*fntrTrrrrT*Y>rr~iiinifr^"iit mi iti r^i nil i rc»ni imit '** rn-j-rf'inti-°Hai*rvwihii»«r
Britain, no matter how strong a majority
he may have had to start with. Salisbury
is not likely to prove a leader of that kind.
He is not a man who wins the sympathies
of his followers, nor indeed does he appeal
to them. As an orator he has been noted
mainly for his logic and his sarcasm, and
as a statesman his devotion has been to
the maintenance of the empire and the
prestige of his aristocratic order. He is
not in harmony with the world-wide
movement so manifest among the British
people for the advancement of the working
classes, and being out of sympathy with
the dominant ideas of the time can hardly
be expected to hold any long continued
leadership in the office of Prime Minister.
A marked defect in his character as a
leader of a people who are becoming so es
sentially democratic as the English Is his
tendency to rely on the aristocracy more
than on the masses. Indeed, it i» charged
against him that he relies on his own
family more than on the aristocracy at
large. His newly formed Ministry is full
of his kinfolks. The London Chronicle
says: "The four most important posts in
the Government— its supreme direction,
the control of foreign affairs, the leader
ship of the House of Commens and the
working chiefship of Irish affairs— are held
by members ©f his family, while an under
secretarysh\p is held by his son-in-law. A
more audacious piece cf nepotism was
It remains to be seen whether snch a
man can bold his majority together for
six years. Great Britain is but a small
country, and Parliament is very close to
the constituencies. Public opinion makes
itself felt in the Commons much more
promptJy and forcibly than in any other
legislative body among the great nations
of the world, and as Salisbury will have to
reckon with that opinion at every session
of Parliament the chances are that his
Ministry will break down long before the
close of the six years that his followers so
exultantly count on.
D. J. Flannigan, the Eureka millman, Is at
J. G. McCarthy, State Printer of Nevada, is at
J. C. Schulte. a merchant of Louisville, Ky.,
is at the Palace.
T. D. Nicol, an attorney from Stockton, is
housed at the Palace.
J. M. Marsh, Nevada City's lumber merchant,
is at the Palace Hotel.
D. T. Warner, a financial man of Chicago, is
in town at the Palace Hotel.
W. T. George, a Sacramento attorney, is in
the City, at the Grand Hotel.
Mrs. R. A. Graham, wife of the Portland rail
road contractor, is a guest at the Palace.
Frank J. SteinmetE, a druggist, is down from
Carson, Nev., laying in a stock 01 drugs.
R. J. Bentley, a fruit-packer of Sacramento,
has dropped in to feel the market pulse, and
is at the Palace.
Colonel Nathaniel Dow, the cattle king of
Moscow, S. Dak., i« at the Palace Hotel. He
reports the price of beef to be improving.
R. M. Greene, a mining man from Orovllle, is
at the Grand Hotel. He reports a little bright
ening up in mining matters in the country.
Hancock Banning, the owner of Santa Cata
lina Island and proprietor of the Hotel Me
tropolis, is taking his vacation m the^City. He
is at the Palace.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich has a waxed mustache
and a fastidious manner and looks younger
than his years, which are nearly nine and fifty,
says Vanity. He dresses severely and is alto
gether an uncommon-looking high-shouldered
man. He has a quite pretty wit and is a past
master In the art of hospitality. It ii now one
year short of forty since he wrote "Baby Bell."
He was then a clerk in a New York business
house, for the death of his father had compelled
him to leave college. Its success was such that
be promptly jilted comments for literature.
Nowadays he writes only when in the mood,
which is seldom, biat his work more than
atones in quality for what it lacks in quantity.
Both Yale and Harvard have lately conferred
degrees upon him, but lie has never quite re
covered the shock he sustained on learning
that Charles Egbert Craddock was a woman.
OPINIONS OF EDITORS.
When California begins to produce a large
part of the 1700 tons of sugar imported yearly
into the country we shall attain another era of
prosperity, less glittering and profuse, perhaps,
than that of the mining days, but more gen
eral and enduring. Don't begin to believe
that this State has seen its best days. Its most
successful cycle has not yet been entered upon.
There is only one California, always unique in
productions and homelike attractions. — Ander
We learn from The Call of the purchase by
the Spreckelses of extensive real estate holdings
on Market street, San Francisco. This, it would
seem, Is an indication of an abiding faith in
the future of that City by men who are in a
position to see further than th« general run.
They are getting in now on the ground floor.
There ara many capitalists in San Francisco
who will follow suit as soon as this fact be
comes a little more apparent.— Alameda Argus.
Those who represent Stockton as on the top
crest of a boom wave must have overlooked
the fact that the new railroad companies have
announced that they want to give the bulk of
the work in and around Stockton to the resi
dents thereof and the repeated assertions of
the local papers that the supply of labor here
is ample for all the work that will be done
within the limits of the county.— Stockton In
One|of the most Interesting things in present
politics is the emphasis which Democratic
newspapers all place upon the word "only" in
speaking of the tariff deficit of $44,000,000 or
so. It looks as if all the able Democratic or
gans had really expected the treasury to be
bankrupt under the supervision of their party,
and were surprised because it wasn't.— Arizona
Duluth is to have a curfew bell to notify the
people what time to go to sleep. The people of
some cities do not require any notifications of
this kind, but it would require something
louder than a curfew bell to awaken them.—
The San Francisco Normal School will have
an efficient principal in the person of James G.
Kennedy, formerly of this city. He is one of
the brainiest and most energetic educators in
California.— San Jose Mercury.
THE PUBLIC DEBT-ITS FALL AND
During the twenty-seven years of Republican
administration, which afforded protection to
American labor and industries— from 1860 to
1892— the interest-bearing debt of the United
States was decreased by $1,747,301,878, the
account standing as follows at the two periods :
par . bearing Debt.
189- ...-• ......... 585,029,330
Decrease under protection ...... $1,747,301
During the recent two years of a free-trade
administration the interest-bearing debt of the
United States increased from $585,037,000 in
1893 up to $716,202,060 on July 30, 1895.
The increase ? during these y two ' years -v- was
$131,164,730, the account standing as follows:
Y /* r ' • : bearinsc Debt.
i 893 ................'585,037,330
; Increase under free trade....... ';..? 131,164,730
'•'• : During the twenty-seven years of protection
the , average annual decrease iin the interest
bearing debt of the country was $64,714,884. \
During the last tw» years of free-trade admin
istration the average annual increase in the
interest-bearing debt of the United ; States was
$65,082,365.; Here stands the record:
Z-. INTKRRST-BEABING I>BBT. ';"
Protection period, twenty-seven years, -i •-
--i average annual decrease... 1 ..... ..... 64,714,884
Free-trade period, two yean, • average - - i
; annual increase. ;..;...:;..:. .';....*.... $65,882,365
The present administration certainly can
, find nothing to boast o! to this record* J
AROUND THE CORRIDORS.
George W. Baker, the attorney, has just re
turned from Nevada, where he has been look
ing up the silver interests of the Sagebrush
"I went over to Carson for a few days and had
a talk with Sam Davis, who has had more
echemes in his lifetime than any other man
living. You know how he breaks out with
some wild proposition about once a month.
Really, did you ever know Sam to make a dollar
that somebody else didn't get it away from
"Never saw Sam in my life when he wasn't
negotiating with some attorney to get the law
on some one who had jobbed him," replied the
"Well, now, hold on," resumed the lawyer,
"just wait a minute. Sam has Made a ten
stroke. I'll explain his latest scheme, and it
looks like a good one. He outlined the whole
plan to me in the Appeal office the other day,
and, from what I can see in it, it is one of the
biggest schemes I ever heard of.
"He has got Teller, Stewart, Jones, Clark and
other wealthy leaders in the silver party to put
up $100,000 for the purpose of showing the
GEORGB W. BAKEH.
As he might look if sketched by A übrey Beardx*
Eastern people how silver mining is carried on
in the West and how hard it is to extract one
dollar's worth of silver from the earth. The
plan is to operate in New York, Philadelphia
and Chicago. In each of the mentioned citiei
a shaft will be sunk several hundred feet deep,
and in the drifts, winzes and chambers will be
placed 10,000 tons of the best silver-producing
ore that can be obtained on the Comstock.
Each mine will contain that amount, and a
full shift of miners with lunch-buckets and
miners' attire will work eight-hour shifts just
as it has been done on the Comstock for the
last twenty years. A hoisting works will be
set up over each shaft and a milling plant will
be in constant operation, showing the process
of stamp milling and also the plan of amal
gamation by the quicksilver process. Every
detail necessary to reduce crude silver to a
complete dollar will be introduced.
"Each mine will be located as near the
center of each city as possible, and its work*
ings and results will be used to strengthen the
campaign for free coinage. With each mining
plant there will be a corps of lecturers and the
hoisting works will be used as a hall for the
purpose of delivering the various arguments
that will be set forth. Literature touching
upon the industry that has been of so much
importance to the people of the West will be
distributed, and its efl'ect will be to advance
the cause in such a manner as was" never ad
vanced before. Not a single detail necessary
to give the Easterners a complete understand
ing of how silver is extracted from the earth
will be overlooked, and Sam tells me that he is
assured of sufficient backing from men of
means to make it an absolute success."
At this juncture Governor Budd appeared.
"What's that you say about operating mines
in New York, Philadelphia and Chicago?"
Mr. Baker repeated his statements to the
Governor, whereupon this litter gentleman
opened wide his eyes and exclaimed: "That
will be the greatest piece Of campaign adver
tising ever thought of in this country. It will
beat the old log-cabin affair all to pieces. Just
think of the possibilities it will present. Aside
from the important part it plays in the cam
paign Its effect in the matter of bringing peo
ple to this coast will be unlimited. Let East
ern capital see what immense industries are
represented by the silver problem and as soon
as free coinage legislation is secured you will
see one of the greatest revivals ever held on
the Pacific seaboard. Money will be easier and
times will improve. I cannot see any reason
why such an enterprise should not be pushed
to completion. Think of the good it will do
the men who are supplying the capital. I; will
do them more good than one would at first
glance suppose. They represent the silver
mining industry, and its prosperity is their
gain, probably more from an individual stand
point than any other class of peopl* who are
in sympathy with the movement.
"If Sam Davis is the man who got up that
scheme he deserves to get rich out of it."
"I heard a good story the other day," said
genial Bob Whitney, the ex-police sergeant of
Chicago, in the Lick House corridor yesterday.
"I was knocking 'round with a counle of
your police officials when we got to talking
about bravery. It seems that at the t4me of the
investigation of the Emmanuel Church trag
edy, and when the crowds were hanging
around the Morgue, it was thought best to
place a police officer in charge.
"The Morgue folks had become worried with
the continual demands upon them, and at 12
o'clock on the night in question told the officer
that if he would make himself comfortable in
one of the armchairs in the main office they
would lie down and get a few winks of sleep.
'If you should see any persona pass through
the room,' said one of the deputies, 'don't pay
any attention to them.' 'What did you say?'
said the officer. 'Only that if you should see
anybody go through the room you needn't
" 'Why, what do you mean?' ejaculated the
watcher; 'I don't understand you,' and his hel
met began to wobble? indicating an upward
movement of the hair beneath.
" 'I simply sar that if any persons or forms
pass by you, just let them alone; they will not
bother you at all.'
" 'Say,' said our hero, 'if it's just the same to
you I believe I will go downstairs and watch
the crowd in the alley. Its better to be there
if any trouble should arise from their crowd-
"And with that he hied himself downstairs,
with his hat waving from the top of a fright
distenaed hairy halo, and remained out in the
wind-swept street until morning."
"Chicago has the only brave men," laughed
Bob, as he took a little gum in his at the re
freshment stand shortly afterward.
PLEASANTRIES OF THE HOUR.
"Many happy returns of the day!" says the
bashful Jones to fair bride on the occasion *of
her third marriage.— Punch.
"Miss Kedlck is taking the first course in the
Female ; College ,of Journalism. It ; will ; last
three months." ",'
. "What is the scope of the first course?" ;.i
• "Learning to sharpen ft lead pencil."— Puck.
, ( : Doctor— Madam, 5 , I much; regret to Bay that
your husband has appendicitis. ": .. .:
; •', Wife— Now I know where all my raisins hay«
gone.— New York Truth. -.
; Wife— lt's the little things that worry. ". ., V
t ' Husband— Especially, when there are six of
them.— Free Press. : v ';>■".
'<'■■; Outsider— l ; hear : Jones is a • mighty useful
i man in your club. '.. •
[I J. Clubman— Yes; ha often helps ] make- up ! •
I quorum.— Hardware -v;v; r -
AGAIN THE CAT.
CHAPTER FEOJf THK CAREER OF A PRINTING-OFFICE
On a warm afternoon in June, while the
compositors ot Thx Call were throwing in
their cases, a black cat, with eyes of old gold
and a manner bespeaking the utmost self-con
fiaence, walked demurely into the room.
"That's a mascot," said slue 45, and a mo
ment afterward she was sound asleep in his
That night 45 was first out and got the
fattest take, which every printer knows is a
good thing. That settled it. She was courted
by regulars and petted by subs. She seemed to
be everywhere, but never in the way. Choice
morsels from neighboring restaurants seemed
to come irom a committee of the whole, and
her sleek coat showed that her lines were cast
in pleasant places.
During the early morning rush, when the
last forms were being hurried to the elevator,
she was often observed calmly surveying the
scene of turmoil, enjoying her coign of van
tage on a corner of the imposing-stone.
The rush of many feet, the shouts of the
battery-boys, the caudtic edicts of the foreman
to "pull those slugs !" and the anguish of the
night editor at the prospect of a late slide
never ruffled her equanimity.
"She's a cool one, she is," said the battery
boy; "thinks she'i in a graveyard."
"Well, look at that now!" said Jim Conley.
"Why, when I was a pilot on the Ohio in
But one night her catship seemed uneasy,
and was evidently "oft her feed." After it was
"all in" the ringman swore roundly at Sam, the
chef of the Universum, for having palmed off
on him an overdone steak intended for the cat.
"If that cat dies I'll Dust up this hash-house,
sure. I told you she likes 'em rare, see?"
The next morning the piman opened his
drawer uwler the deadstone to get his apron.
He was .startled, then serious, but finally
smiled and Bof tly closed the drawer— there were
two of 'em.
When the foreman came down he opened the
drawer and looked in a minute. His counte
nance brightened perceptibly as he wrote
"6:30 — extras en," on the slate.
"There'll be eighteen pages in the morn
ing," said Slug 20.
"What on?" asked 19.
"Women's Congresß, man ; why they're rais
in' merry thunder up there."
Susan B. and Anna Shaw were not in it when
it got noised around concerning the mysterious
contents of the drawer under the deadstone.
The mother and progeny were kept sliding
back and forth all the afternoon.
"Yes? Well, I've seen 'em. She's a new
woman what's got some style about her.
There's no flies on her bloomers, neither."
A crisis had indeed arrived, and it was de
cided to give tfce sooty family to slug 41, who
has a house and "patci of grass" on the south
side of the park.
With the mother in one overcoat pocket and
the "black diamonds" in the other the journey
was safely made with stops at Triplett's and
Siebe's for refreshments. One of the kittens
soon found favor in the eyes of a neighbor's
little girl, and as the printer sat on his porch
watching the diminished family rolling on the
grass, the coalman drove up and stopped to
"You ought to have them." said the printer,
"theyM match your complexion."
"Well, I with I had, "said the kindling
monopolist. "My wife's maltese cat was run
over this morning by some milK wagon and
now we've got six motherless kittens two days
old. on our hands and my wife's raising old
"But there are others," said the printer.
"Now, I'll bet you a keg of Bock (cost you $3)
that this caf 11 look after those orphans in good
"WeU, Jim; if she would— say— "
"That's all right, old man ; I'll go down with
you and take her and her little ones along."
On arriving at the coalyard in the next
block no time was lost ia useless formalities.
The sagacious cat mother, like Napoleon at
Wagram, "grasped the possibilities of the situ
ation," and with a few querulous noises assem
bled the scattered and bereaved kittens at the
maternal font, adding them to her own family
circle- The coalman's wife took up the corner
of her apron and went quietly up the back
stairs. As the eld cat settled down on the
straw she looked up at. the two men and
seemed to say:
"You can go now."
As they turned away the coal baron re
marked cheerily, "Shortrldge is making a great
paper out of The Call."
"Yes," said Jim, "She's pretty solid now, but
The Call speaks for all. That's our office cat
you've got in there. You are entertaining an
angel unawares, and hare become inadvert
ently the custodian of a great trust, as it were;
"Sure r" solemnly replied the coal-dealer, as
he drew the curtain over the touching domes
tic scene. S.
THE NATIONAL CONVENTION.
The New York Tribune suggests San Francisco
tor the place of the National Convention. The
Tribune is without doubt the leading Republi
can organ of the Nation, and it may have a
great big pull. Let us add our chirp to the
Tribune's roar. Give San Francisco the Repub
lican National Convention.— Woodland Repor
An effort is being made to hold one or both of
the conventions of the two great parties in San
Franciioo. The extreme gold men wish to hold
the Republican convention in some city on the
Atlantic Coast, and the West is now pitted
against the East in the struggle for the selection
of the place of holding the convention. The
Pacific Coast would afford opportunities to
those who attend a convention in our metropo
lis for studying the great questions which con
front our people.— Solano Republican.
Every citizen of this great State should aid
the Republican council of California in its
efforts to secure the holding of the National
Republican Convention at San Francisco next
year. The good that would accrue to the
whole Pacific Coaat were the convention held
in San Franciico would be so great that politi
cal affiliations would be forgotten and the peo
ple of the Pacific States sheuld all unite in
well-directed efforts to secure it. If the Repub?
lican convention cannot be had the Democratic
convention will be just as welcome and will
do just as much good. Our feelings are hog
gish in this matter, for we would like to see
both conventions held in the metropolis of the
Pacific. With the possible exception of New
York or Chicago, San Francisco can offer ac
commodations second to none in the country,
and a climate— at the time when the conven
tions will he held— simply perfect. Let the
lep.ders and the rank and file of the two great
parties unite on this question, taking no rest
until the object in view has been accom
plished.—National City Record.
ADVICE TO MANUFACTURERS.
We would advise the manufacturers and pro
ducers to do a little advertising in the State
papers— make known their wares so that the
public may knew what is produced and manu
factured here. The Eastern manufacturers do
not ask for free advertising, but use the Pacific
Coast papers freely. The fact Is that not one
person in thousand knows what Is really man
ufactured in the Stale be cause the manufac
turers do not use the papers.— Santa Cruz Surf.
The newspaper proprietors of California are
solicited to become active members of the Man
ufacturers' and Producers' Association, they to
be absolved from yearly dues. That is right.
Every one of them will contribute largely to
the success of the association by advocacy of
its purpose. It should be the duty of the as
sociation to advocate the more general adver
tising of the products of the State. Printers'
ink is a great factor of success.— Gilroy Gazette.
It is going to be useless to expect any great
enthusiasm in working up patronage for coast
industries by the interior press when by so do
ing the publishers of newspapers are threat
ened with the lois of Eastern advertising with
out prospect of getting advertisements from
coast manufacturers In return.— Fresno Ex
The Manufactures' and Producers' Associa
tion should find some line of work for the
convicts in the California prisons which would
least interfere with home industries. There is
no reason why hundred* of convicts should be
a burden to taxpayers while the latter are buy
ing the products of Eastern prisons.— San Jose
The Times-Index believes thoroughly in the
idea of patronizing California manufactures,
but what are they?— tan Beraardiuo Times-
MRS. TERRY'S ESTATE.
MORGAN HILL MAKES A SUCCINCT STATrMENT 0?
Having returned to the State after an ab
sence of several months, I have for the first
time seen some of the articles published in the
Ban Francisco press last spring in regard to
Mrs. Terry's estate, and as I consider that the
impression conveyed by sai'i articles did an in
justice to me, I wish to say:
That Mrs. Terry in her misfortunes has not
been deserted or left to public charity by those
on whom she has rightful claim. Wht* her
illness overtook her I was in Europe, and Mrs.
Terry had been an inmate of the Stockton Asy
lum fully two months before I knew of the
fact. lat once wrote to the Superintendent at
Stockton that it was my wish that he should
spare no expense to make her life comfortable
until I returned. I also wrote to my friend,
Thomas H. Williams, to advance any moneys
needed for her care and to Hale & Co. to noti
fy the matron at the asylum that she had an
open account with them for the purpose of
supplying Mrs. Terry with whatever wearing
apparel she needed.
When I returned to the State a few months
later I visited Mrs. Terry, and seeing her con
dition and taking the advice of the physician
then in charge I decided it best to let her re
main in that institution for the time being.
Mrs. Terry is still there, and with little hope
that she will ever leave it alive.
I know nothing about the management of
her estate, only that she has received from said
estate the sum of $50 sent by Mr. Ashe, and
$200 sent by the lessee of her house at Fresno,
these being the sum total she has received
from her estate since she was sent to Stockton
in March, 1892, the balance going to pay cost
of administration and some oi her debts.
When I was in California last November I
wrote to the authorities at Stockton for her ac
count, and on its receipt sent them a check to
settle the bill. I also made arrangements with
Mr. Williams to take care of her, and wrote a
note to Judge Levy asking him to appoint Mr.
Williams her guardian, as Mr. Ashe waa absent
from the State most of his time.
These are the facts in the case, and those feel
ing any interest in Mrs. Terry are assured that
she will not be allowed to want for anything as
long as I have the means to take care of her.
PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT.
Mrs. Humphry Ward received $5000 for th«
English rights of "The Story of Bessie Costrell."
The Critic figures it out that altogether she
will receive $15,000 for the story, or about 60
cents a word. And it is not a great story
A farmer who recently homesteaded on the
Cheyenne River, near Smithville, S. D., has
just applied to the United States Land Office at
Rapid City for permission to make entry on
another forty acres ot land, because, he says,
the recent heavy rains have washed forty acres
ot his original entry into the river.
The Queen of Korea lives in constant dread
of some disease which will prove fatal. A
female physician is accommodated with a
suite of rooms in the royal palace and is obliged
to visit the Queen every day. When her Maj
esty is In the least Indisposed she must always
remain within earshot. The doctor's salary is
E. H. Black, painter, 120 Eddy street. •
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California Glace fruits, 50c lb, Townsend's.*
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Rents collected. Ashton, 411 Montgomery.* "
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Bacon Printing Company, 50S Clay street * .
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Geo. W. Monteith, law offices, Crocker bldg.*
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great doubt of their pastor's sincerity when he ,
marries a woman belonging to some other
church.— Atchison Globe. ■
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This is not an idle statement but a fact, proved by
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