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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 1895
THE CALL SPEAKS FOR ALL. "
See the Mechanics' Fair before it shuts
U P- ,
By the way, has the Grand Jury got lost
or just quit?
This is the day to leave orders for The
One of the needs of the country is a uni
form Labor day.
You help your o»vn industry most when
you patronize your neighbors.
We will see whether the Rothschilds
have millions enough to get up a corner in
There is lots of talk about harmony in
the Democratic party, but the talk is never
After all Cleveland may be willing to
postpone his third term until the present
crisis is over.
Reform among the Supervisors is all
that is needed to produce the era of good
feeling in this City.
After all the abuse of Bowler he is the
only member of the administration whose
policy has any snap to it.
Grover may smile over the third term
idea, but no one but the office seekers who
can get at the rig are smiling with him.
After this international yacht races like
international prize-fights may be con
ducted mninly through a couple of hats.
Let us have a short campaign next year,
if the merchants desire it. It will be less
painful to the Democrats and just as sweet
to us. •
So disgusted have the Eastern people
been over baseball this year that there is
talk of starting a boom for cricket as a
The newly completed State census in
Michigan shows a population of 2,241,641,
being an increase of 147,752 since the
census of 1390.
After the experience of Holmes and
Fraker people who start in to swindle in
surance companies will try to get insured
against being found out.
If there is anything in this country
which will never be moderated or com
promised it is the opinion of a St. Paul
man on the city census of Minneapolis.
While the Grand Army is rejoicing at
Louisville one of their comrade?, General
Bradley, is fighting the campaign that is
to redeem Kentucky from ihe Democrats.
Eastern bicyclists are demanding free
transportation for their wheels on railway
lines, and it is said the companies that
have conceded the point have made money
by so doing.
It is worth noting that nearly all the
■public interest in the elections this fall is
directed to Democratic states like Ken
tucky and Maryland, that are expected to
According to a French officer who writes
for La NourcU". Revue, Germany will be
ready for war by next year, or at latest
the year after, and then the war cloud will
burst and the ruction begin.
Arkansas admits that a man has been
found within her borders whoso hair and
name were parted in the middle, but she
proudly boasts that he was found dead.
There are, according to the returns, a
Republican T>arty, a Populist party, a Pro
hibition party and a Gorman party in the
Maryland races, with a lot of old moss
back Democrats sitting on the fence swear
ing at Gorman.
AUhoueb America claims to be ahead of
the world in all kinds of mechanical
devices, it is noted that underground
trolleys have been operated for some time
in Budapest, but cannot be made to work
in this country.
The first rain of the season was unusu
ally heavy for California, but it was noth
ing to what occurred in some parts of the
East. In Indianapolis a fall of some
inches was reported for the shower, and
the people there call it a deluge.
'Possums will have to lie low in Georgia
this fall, for the entire Board of Aldermen
of Boston have decided to visit the Atlanta
Exposition in a body, and of coarse they
will expect a 'possum feast on the side.
Professor Moore, the new chief of the
Weather Bureau, has been trying to con
sole the Eastern people by a theory that
weather is influenced by forces extraneous
to our earth, and that the East is not really
responsible for the kind of weather it gets.
The Illinois law requiring the National
flag to be raised during school hours over
every public and parochial school in the
State has strangely enough met with a
good deal of opposition, and an effort is
being made to have it declared uncon
The San Francisco Commercial Traveler
draws attention to The Call's editorial
wtiich declares that farmers must advance
their business interests by the employment
of special agents the same as oilier people
do, and adds: "Try the 'bright and hard
working men' which The Call refers to,
and then await for the results which ex
perience in other lines of trade has proven,
after long continued effort, to be success
BE SUBE YOU ABE BIGHT.
Tbe Railroad Commission has agreed
upon a horizontal reduction of 8 per cent
in existing grain rates, and, by a majority
vote, has resolved upon a 25 per cent re
duction in the general schedules of the
Southern Pacific Company. If freight
schedules framed upon the basis of these
reductions will stand the legal test which
the railroad company has already indi
cated its intention to put them to, they
would doubtless be a vast benefit to the
merchants and producers of California.
The burning question of the occasion is,
therefore, "Will the proposed reduction as
determined by the commission stand the
test of a judicial inquiry?"
There is something ominous in the equa
nimity with which the railroad company
waited for and received the decision of the
commission in this matter after all of the
evidence was in. It is undeniable that
thus far the record as to the equity of its
existing schedules has been made Tip by
tbe Southern Pacific Company and is
composed exclusively of the evidence
which it produced. The Railroad Com
mission has made no attempt to offset
this evidence with testimony upon the
people's side of the case. In his argument
as to the propriety of a reduction of
schedules by the commission the attorney
of the railroad company emphasized the
legal proposition that the decision reduc
ing freight rates must be based upon a
record containing evidence of their inequi
ties in order to stand the test of review
by the courts. The Railroad Commission
appears to have entirely ignored this sug
gestion, except as Commissioner Clark
made an unavailing motion based upon it
In view of the importance of the present
and proposed action of the Railroad Com
mission in this matter, would it not be
well to have the opinion of the Attorney-
General as to its power to reduce freight
rates, with or without evidence in its
records (ending to justify such reduction?
The people of California wish no mistake
made in this matter, and will not patiently
be- misled by the commission, or by any
member of it, attempting to made a re
duction in freight rates, which the com
mission and its members are forewarned
is illegal. The time has gone by for
buncome resolutions aud political clap
trap to emanate from the Railroad Com
mission and to succeed in deceiving the
people, and the Commissioner who hopes
to swim into public favor and political
preferment by such methods will find
them millstones about his neck.
The commission has adjourned to meet
upon Tuesday next for the further consid
eration of the subject in hand. By that
time an opinion can well be secured from
the Attorney-General with reference to the
legality of the action thus far taken. Such
an opinion should by all means be ob
tained in order that if the commission is
thus far right, and if its members are
honest in their resolve to reduce the
burden of freight schedules, they may go
on fearlessly with the work they have
undertaken; and if the action thus far
taken is in any respect illegal the commis
sion may repair its defects before the
matter is carried into the courts. The
members of the commission should be
sure they are right and then go ahead.
NO CAUSE fOB ALAEM.
It is refreshing to observe that the peo
ple of San Francisco are cherishing no
alarm whatever by reason of cholera in
Honolulu and Yokohama. We may be
sure that the steamship companies plying
between San Francisco and those ports
will take no chances in hopelessly tying
themselves up in quarantine by indulging
in any carelessness, and that in simple
self-preservation they will sedulousl}'
avoid all risks of bringing cholera to
this port. In addition to this check we
have rigid quarantine laws and ample ma
chinery for their diligent application.
But a far greater protection than any
which human efficiency can devise is our
climate itself, whose beneficent character
istics are made perfectly operative by the
topography of the City. This is a very re
markable combination of circumstances,
and they have no parallel in the world.
There is 6till another element of safety in
the rivers. As watercourses are the great
conveyers of such diseases, and as the riv
ers of California afford a protection rather
than offer a menace, the whole State is
peculiarly fortunate. These rivers rise in
the remote unsettled mountains, where
infectious diseases cannot originate. The
streams do not furnish a supply for do
mestic use, and empty into salt water be
fore reaching the more densely populated
part of the State. Hence they must be
whoily eliminated from all estimates of
This brings us back to the peculiar
climate and topography of the City. The
steep gradients insure perfect drainage
and the constant winds, always from the
ocean and never from any part of the land
which might happen to be afflicted, act as
a punner instead of a menace. They are
ocean winds, heavily charged with ozone,
and are essentially curative.
We need look no further than the history
of San Francisco and the State at large
with regard to dangerous epidemics for a
confirmation of that which reason sug
gests. It lias been more than forty years
since cholera visited the State, and then it
was confined to the squalid sections of one
or two interior towns, having gained no
foothold in San Francisco whatever, in
those days, in the places where it did oc
cur, there were no such things as sewers
and no care was taken in the kind of water
used. Cholera would be as impossible in
those localities now it has always been in
San Francisco. This is a wonderful record
in view of the fact that San Francisco is
the gateway between the United States and
the regions of the Orient which are always
more or less afflicted with cholera.
It is a clear understanding of all these
matters that explains the lack of alarm
among San Franciscans whenever cholera
appears in a virulent form in the Orient or
the islands of the Pacific. It would be a
blessed thing for the whole country if other
cities could enjoy a like immunity.
PLUCK THAT MUST WIN.
instead of being discouraged by the re
fusal of the Board of Supervisors to make
an appropriation to assist in defraying the
cost of paving Folsom street the South
side improvement clubs have been only
roused to greater activity. A curious re
sult of this unfavorable action on the part
of the Supervisors is a determination by
these clubs to see not only that the funds
of the Street Department are handled
honestly hereafter, but that the south side
of town shall receive its just proportion of
the money expended for improvements.
The temper of the people in the latter re
gard is shown in the following declaration
by Secretary Schwartz :
"In the Merchants' Association exhibit
at the Mechanics' Fair is a map showing
the paving of the streets of San Francisco —
bitumen, basalt and cobbles being plainly
marked in different colors. The neglect of
Southside is apparent at a glance. While
nearly all the Western Addition has bitu
men this section and the Mission show a
few Bmall patches. A block on New Mont
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1895.
gomery street, two on Third and seven
blocks on Folsom is all the good pave
ments that loom up out of the mass of
cobbles and basalt."
This is apparently an injustice, and the
people of the south side are to be com
mended for their determination to prevent
its continuance. An admirable part of
their scheme would be the making of such
private improvements as would tend to
compel recognition at the hands of the
municipality. It is deplorable to observe
that the large burned district, instead of
being covered with substantial brick or
stone houses, is receiving wooden houses
of the poorer sort, such exactly as con
tributed so largely to the terrible destruc
tiveness of the fire. There is necessarily a
popular sentiment against public expendi
tures for fine pavements in districts cov
ered with inferior houses. One excellent
building in a block exerts a stronger influ
ence on the municipal authorities toward
appropriations for public improvements
than the moral suasion of half a dozen
This almost entirely explains the pres
ence of handsome pavements in the
Western Addition. It is to be noticed
there that good pavements invariably fol
low good private improvements. All this
is proper, for the reason that those who do
most for the good of the City deserve to
receive the greater attention at the hands
of the City. Public sentiment and public
policy never fail to recognize and reward
enterprise on tbe part of property-owners.
The people of the south side have a more
profitable way for benefiting themselves
by infusing a spirit of pride and enterprise
among themselves than by demanding
more generous recognition at the hands of
the municipality. Wa have no doubt that
they understand this principle thoroughly
and will exert all their energies to its in
THE DAIKT IKTEEEST.
The convention of dairymen which
closed last evening has served to call
closer attention to the importance of the
dairy interest in California. If the con
vention had done nothing more than
demonstrate that in this industry the
greatest success has been the result of in
telligent co-operation, the introduction of
the most improved methods and energetic
efforts to extend the market for dairy
products, it would have performed a most
valuable service to the State. The devel
opment of this industry within the last
three years has been remarkable, and still
the indications are that it is only in its
The spirit of the men engaged in it may
be best understood from a glance at this
resolution, which they passed Thursday
in convention: "Resolved, That the di
rectors of this association be requested to
formulate inquiries concerning the oppor-
tunity to extend the trade in California
dairy products in the countries bordering
on the Pacific Ocean, and forward the
same to the Secretary of Agriculture, with
the request that he commend them to the
Department of State for transmission to
the consular representatives of the United
States in foreign ports."
This means that the dairymen of Cali
fornia see in our Government representa
tives in foreign countries a machinery
which may be turned to valuable account
in pushing the interests of one California
industry. This is so eminently wise and
legitimate that it is remarkable it has not
been done more extensively by the pro
moters of otner California industries.
The Consuls are in the best possible posi
tion to understand the needs and desires
of the people among whom they are sta
tioned and to use their influence in mak-
ing American products popular in foreign
" THE SUNDAY CALL."
Conspicuous among the literary features
of The Sunday Call to-morrow will be a
careful review of the services of Colonel
Mendell, by Taliesin Evans. Colonel Men
dell has been forty-two years in active
service, largely in this State, and the re
view of his work is practically a nistory of
the principal achievements of Government
engineering, in the creation of coast
defenses and harbor improvements on
this coast. It is a subject of more
than ordinary interest to every Cali
fornian, and should be read not only
as a memorial of the life of an eminent
oflicer of the Government, but as a record
of some of the most important work done
for the welfare of the State.
Another article of historic value and
local interest will be found in "Some
Early Political History," by Winfield J.
Davis of Sacramento, who has long been a
student of State politics, being in all prob
ability the best equipped writer on such
subjects now living, and whose private
library is stored with valuable data relat
ing to early political events.
All lovers of natural history and all who
wish to be informed upon California birds
will find delight as well as instruction in
the series of papers on "Bird Life in Cali
fornia" by Charles A. Keeler, one of which
will form an entertaining ieature of the
paper to-morrow. The subject has never
before been fully treated, and Mr. Keeler
is well qualified to do it justice.
Joaquin Miller continues bis poetic
articles on the Hawaiian Islands, and to
morrow gives an account of the lepers.
W. C. Morrow contributes the leading
story, "The Capitulation of Montana Bill";
Robert Stevenson concludes his able
papers on "Kinetic Stability"; Alice Morse
McComas furnishes a "History of Old and
New Fashions"; and the regular depart
ments of The SuirsAt Call— "The Drama,"
"Books and Bookmakers," "Fashions,"
"Childhood's Realm" and "Ranaom
Notes" — will be found as usual full of in
The Call can usually be had wherever
newspapers are sold, but to make sure of
the Sunday paper it will be best to leave
NOT ALL A MISFORTUNE.
Although the rain has, no doubt, worked
losses in many individual cases, the sud
den and sharp clearing of the skies, to
gether with a lively breeze.will bring these
losses far below the estimates made on
Thursday. A large proportion of the fruit
on drying-trays will have suffered no dam
age except, perhaps, on the score of color,
for winds and bright sunshine came soon
enough to arrest any great tendency
toward fermentation. As for table and
wine grapes, although their percentage of
saccharine was reduced temporarily by the
absorption of water, that is a misfortune
which one or two days of bright sunshine
will measurably cure. The real harm is
suffered in the case of those grapes which
have very tender skins, which permit of
bursting upon absorbing a considerable
amount of moisture. Even a large per
centage of these can be saved by prompt
Whatever may be the individual losses
and hardships, the general State revenues
from the sources affected by the rain will
not be appreciably diminished. Prices
will be advanced in almost an exact ratio
to the shrinkage of the crop. The wine
men have in the news of sales of the Cali
fornia product in London a consolation for
any losses that the rain may bring them.
It was thought that when prices for wine
had been almost doubled by the intelligent
union of the growers and sellers, the in
dustry presented a sufficiently bright out
look, as it assured a comfortable profit;
but the still greater advance which the
London demand has effected puts a far
more cheerful aspect on the situation and
surpasses the expectations of those en
gaged in the industry.
B. D. Murphy of San Jose is at the Palace.
R. P. Lathrop, a merchant of Hollister, is at
Rev. Edward J. ODea of Portland is staying
at the Grand.
M. P. DaUon. a mining man of Denver, Colo.,
is at the Occidental.
A. L. Wlllard of the navy registered at the
M. O'Connor, a mining man of Grass Valley,
is a guest at the Grand.
Ex-Judge S. S. Holl, a leading attorney of
Sacramento, is at the Grand.
Colonel George de la Vergne of Colorado
Springs is staying at the Occidental.
J. K. Law, Superior Judge of Merced, was one
of yesterday's arrivals at the Occidental.
E. M. Taylor, a prominent merchant of Grass
Valley, and Mrs. Taylor are at the Occidental.
George Franetta, a prominent merchant of
Guatemala, registered at the Occidental yes
Wiley J. Tinnin, ex-Collector of the Port and
ex-Secretary of State, caoie up from Fresno yes
terday and registered at the Grand.
Professor J. M. Wood, the violinist, will start
off in a few days on an extended trip through
Washington, Idaho and Montana.
T. J. Murphy, grand vice-president of the
Young Men's institute of Portland, Or., was
one of yesterday's arrivals at the Grand.
CALIFORNIANS IN NEW YORK.
NEW YORK, N. V.. SeDt. 13.— Californians at
hotels: San Francisco— S. Burton, J. L. Moore,
S. G. Moore, R. E. Moore, B. Doe, Agtor; C. L.
Field, E. Lathrop, Murray Hill; Z. 8. S. Stald
ing, \V. F. Whittier, Miss Whittier, Holland;
A. M. Worrell, Continental; Mr. and Mrs. D. D.
Shattuek, H. M. Seaman, Cosmopolitan; T. J.
Kelly, Stewart; F. T. Keeler, Morton; Mr. and
Mrs. A. Plonsky, Vendome. Los Angeles— Mr.
and Mrs. T. B. Parker, St. Cloud; D. W. Shanks,
Broadway Central; Mrs. Mitchell, St. Denis.
Pasadena— E. C. Webster, Grand Union. Cali
fornia—Dr. E. Twitchell, Astor.
CALIFORNIANS IN WASHINGTON.
WASHINGTON', D. C, Sept. 13.— Among to
day's arrivals are A. Kendall and wife, Oak
land; L. D. Simpson, Los Angeles; L. B.
OPINIONS Or WESTERN EDITORS.
What a lot of ink and space would have
been saved to the newspapers of late If it was
only spelled yot!— Los Angeles Times.
The sage of Buzzards Bay is doing well to re-
Crult his physical and mental energies by fol
lowing the quiet and peaceful pursuit of a
fisherman, for he will soon have another Con
cress "on his hands," and just as likely as not
ft will give him nearly as much trouble as the
legislative body with which he recently
wrestled bo long and painfully. The execu
tive who undertakes to control the legislative
department of the Government is likely to have
trouble as well as Congress on his hands.—
It is not difficult to account for the continu
ous deficit In the treasury, nor for the con
stant drain on the reserve. Everything is
going out and nothing coming in. The bril
liant theory that the more we import the better
off we will be, because the customs receipts
will be larger, fails miserably when practically
applied. And the country cannot hope to re
pain its wonted prosperity until it has returned
to the sound principle of protection. — San Jose
Should Madera not be touched by the line of
the new railway, the fault will at least not be
due to indifference on the part of the people of
the town. Long ago the projectors were asked
to ?av on what terms the road would be brought
to Madera, and liberai offers of assistance were
presented to the company. Having done that
much, Madera can only wait for developments.
The estimated value of sheep in the United
States has fallen in three years from $125,909,
--204 to $«<5,H84,767. Figures like these carry
meaning enough, without further effort to em
phasize thorn. Oregon, Washington and Idaho
produce 30,000,000 pounds o f wool a roar,
from which at least (5 cents a pound, or $ 1,800,
--000 a year, is cut off by repeal of the duty and
free admission of foreign wool. This is some
thing to sacrifice for an "ideal tariff" that
bankrupts the Government while it distresses
the people and compels the National treasury
to borrow money on bonds for the current ex
penses of the Government.— Portland Orego
In British Columbia there is a great improve
ment visible compared with the situation last
year. The area under cultivation has been
extended; the climatic conditions have been
exceptionally favorable this season; co-opera
tion among the farmers, resulting in improved
systems In carrying on their business and the
putting of their productions on the market in
a better manner, has been inaugurated, while
lower freight rate* and larger home markets
have extended the demand for the staples in
almost every Hue.— Vancouver News-Adver
The almost weekly chronicling of the death
of some Populist newspaper In the- State is the
best evidence of the decay of Populism in
Washington. Its blighting influence has been
sorely felt, and we are glad that voters misled
into its fold are getting their eyes opened.—
It is no uee bickering about how or why on
the statehood question. We want statehood
now. Eschew politics, and move in the direc
tion of securing this boon.— Phoenix Gazette.
MENU FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15.
Beauregard Eggs. Toast.
Clear Soup with MaearonL
Roasted Quarter of Lamb, Mint Sauce.
Kico Croquettes. lAm& Beans.
Stuffed Tomato Salad.
Wafers. Chilled Watermelon.
Mushrooms *nd (sweetbreads In Chafing Dish.
Brown Brand. Coffee.
Sliced leaches. Sponge Cake.
SUPPOSED TO BE HUMOROUS.
She— l got a letter from papa to-day saying
that he has made his will.
He— Do we come in anywhere?
She— Not directly, but he has left all his
money to an asylum for idiots.— lndianapolis
Student— l learn that there are cases In which
people have had from cnildhood an uncon
trollable desire to eat soap. What is the cause
Learned Professor— They are victims of sap
Student— Urn — what does sappessomania
Learned Professor— A desire to eat soap.—
New York Weekly.
Doctor, kin yes prescribe fer a sick teller fer
"What's the matter with you?"
"Naw; nothin' in me stumick to digest!"—
"My dear daughter," said Mr. Dukane, "is
Mr. Northside a young man of regular habits?"
"Oh, yes, papa," replied Miss Dakane, ear
nestly. "He calls regularly every Friday and
Tuesday evenings, and hasn't missed for ever
and ever bo long."— Plttsburg Chronicle Tele
"Why, Jeanne, however came you to marry
that man? You are 18 and he is 36, just double
your age. When you are 40 he'll be an old fel
low of 80."
Jeanne— Good gracious! I never thought of
AROUND THE CORRIDORS.
There was a little political gathering at the
Palace Hotel last night, and the possibilities of
the Senatorial combination in California were
fully discussed. It was decided that nobody
knew too much about the case, and the con
versation drifted over into Utah.
"Who's to be the next Senator from thai sec
tion?" inquired one gentleman.
"John Q. Cannon," answered some one.
"Or Charley Goodwin of the Salt Lake
"Or, perhaps— let me think, what's that
man's name. Ah—"
"Isaac Trumbo is the fellow you're thinking
about, " chimed in Dominick Tarpey, the Salt
Lake capitalist. "Yes, that's the man— lsaac
Trumbo. They can't beat him. Gentlemen,
let me tell you one thing— lsaac Trumbo is the
man. You can talk Cannon, you can talk
Goodwin, or anybody else you please, but
Truinbo will yank the persimmon. Now, that's
Mr. Tarpey calmly flecked the ashes off his
cigar and sat down. No one seemed to offer a
protest against such a statement, and he con
tinued: "I'll tell you why. Some years ago
Utah was the deadest place you ever saw.
" I TELL YOU, GENTLEMEN, TRUMBO IB THE
MAN," SAID MB. TABrEY.
[Sketched from life for the "Call" by Kankivcll.)
Isaac Trumbo came across the line, got
into Salt Lake, woke up the town, put up
his money and got a. move on that would
drive the Keeley motor off the earth. It didn't
take him a month to wake up the whole State,
and the first thing we knew a wave of activity
swept over us, and the long sleep was ended.
"Show me a man to-day who will ero down in
his pocket and put up like Trumbo. Whenever
they want anything in Washington whom do
they send? Trumbo. When they contemplate
any great improvements whom do they confer
with? Trumbo. When they want a Senator to
represent them at the capital of the United
States whom will they send? Trumbo. I've
known that man for a long time, and he has
shown his faith in Utah by putting his money
into the Territory, and when we get to be a
State, which won't be long from now, we can
then thank him for it as much as anybody else
in America. It has cost him thousands of dol
lars to do things for Utah that he considers a
"Now, gentlemen, while we're talking a lit
tle political lore, let me revert to the time, a
little over three years ago, when I sat at dinner
with C. C. Goodwin, also a candidate, and
talked over the future of Utah. He asked me
what I thought about the Senatorial question.
I told him that the first Senator from Utah
would be Colonel Isaac Trumbo. He nearly
fell off bis chair in amazement, and said that
he didn't even consider the Colonel a possi
bility. I told him that a man who was as in
terested in a Territory as Trumbo was in Utah
would be sent to the Senate by the people
whether he waa much on the political lay or
not; I told him that they would insist upon
his going. I have always claimed that a man
with both influence and capital was a good
man to send to Washington, provided he en
joyed the confidence of the people, and you can
bet Trumbo does. It's a clear case, and we
know It. Why— well— what's the u.«e of talk
ing about it? I tell you Trumbo is going to
the United States Senate from Utah. Now, that
Mr. Tarpey then got up from his seat and
went somewhere that he mentionad In alow
voice, and several other gentlemen followed
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
Immigration— C. C, Oakland, Cal. There is
in the United States the law that shuts out im
migration from China so far as it applies to
laborers. Then there is the act that prescribes
a rigid system of inspection of all immigrants
coming to this country. Every such vessel
must be supplied with a manifest giving a
complete list of immigrants on board and the
following information as to each immigrant:
The full nnme, age and s?t, whether married or
single, the calling or occupation: whether able to
road or write, the nationality, the last residence,
the seaport fur landing in the United States, the
rlnp.l destination, if any, b-yond the seaport of
landing: whether having a ticket through to such
finnl destination: whether the Immigrant has paid
hU own passage or whether it has been paid by
other persons or by any corporation, society, muni
oipalitv or Government: whether in possession
of money, nnil. If so, whether upward of
$:W or less, whether going to Join a relntive, and if
so what relative, name and address; whether ever
before In the United Htates, and if so. when and
where: whether ever in prison or almshouse or
supported by charity; whether a polygamist;
whether under contract expressed or implied, to
perform labor in the United .States: and what is
the Immigrant's condition of health, mentally and
physically; and whether deformed or crlprled, and
If so from what cause.
In addition the officers and surgeons of the
vessel must attach to the lint of immigrants a
signed oath that no one of the passengers is an
idiot or an insane person, or a pauper or likely
to became a public charge, or suffering from a
loathsome or dangerous, contagious disease,
or a person who has been convicted of a felony
or other infamous crime or misdemeanor in
volving moral turpitude, or a polygamist. or
under contract to perform labor in "the United
States. Those who come within the prohib
itory sections of the net are denied a landing.
Each immigrant is examined by four inspec
tors, and the decision of three governs.
Millionaires— Great Fortunes, City. It is
impossible to give a list of the great million
aires ana the amounts of their fortunes, for
the reason that when they are alive they will
not tell and when they die the executors de
clare that the estate is worth $1,000,000 and
over. A number of lists of supposed fortunes
of people many times millionaires have been
published. In this State the fortune oi James
Lick was given as $3,000,000, Michael Reese
$2,000,000, Nicholas Liming $2,000,000,
Leland Stanford $50,000,000, Charles Crocker
$40,000,000, C. P. Huntingdon $35,000,000,
Claus Spreckels and Mrs. Mark Hopkins $30,-.
000,000 each, William Sharon and Peter Don
ahue $20,000,000 each. William O'Brien $10.
--000,000, James L. Flood $15,000,000. Of
Eastern millionaires there may be mentioned
the following ratings of fortunes: John D.
Rockefeller $150,000,000, William Waldorf
Astor $125,000,000, estate of Jay Gould, $100,
--000,000, Russell Sage $90,000,000, Cornelius
Vanderbilt $80,000,000, W. 11. Vanderbilt
$75,000,000, H. M. Flngler $(50,000,000, Wil
lium Rockefeller $00,000,000, John Jacob Astor
The America Cvp— Hayward, Haywards, Ala
meda County, Cal. What is known as the
America cup was won from the English by the
America in a regatta sailed on the 22d day of
August, 1851, over a course from Cowes around
the Isle of Wight. The cup won by the Ameri
can yacht was not formally presented to the
New York Yacht Club until the Bth of. July,
1857, by the owners with the understanding
that it should be distinctly the property of the
club and not of the members, or owners of a
vessel winning it in a match, and that the
same should be kept open to be sailed for by
yacht clubs of all foreign countries. The own
ers or the America who made the presentation
were J. C. Steves, Edwin A. Stevens, Hamilton
Wilkes, J. Beckman Finley and Georpe L.
Schuyler. The cup was brought to this coun
try after it was won by the American yacht,
and it has never since been out of the United
San Joaquin Valley Road— P., City. The di
rectors ot the San Francisco and San Joaquin
Valley Railroad are: Claus Spreckels, John D.
Spreckels, W. F. Whittler, J. B. Stetson, Robert
Watt, Captain A. H. Payson, Charles Holbrook,
Leon Sloss, Alvinza Hay ward, Isaac Upham
and Thomas Magee. The officers of the com
pany are: Claus Spreckels, president; Robert
Watt, vice-president; Alexander Mackie, sec
retary, and W. B. Storey Jr., chief engineer.
Files of Papers— J. H., City. Files of papers
published in Oregon and Washington can be
seen at newspaper agencies at the Merchants'
Exchange building in this City. Files of Cali
fornia papers can also be seen there, while files
of the San Francisco papers may be seen iv any
of the libraries. The Mercantile Library has
the oldest file of local papers.
Omaha Commissioners— A. O. 8., City. In the
matter of the contest between the old and the
new boards of Fire and Police Commissioners
in Omaha the lower court decided in favor of
the new boards, but the matter has been ap
pealed and a decision may be rendered any
day. As soon as rendered it will be published
in The Call.
Neatest Tra— A. E. H. 8., City. As the ed
itor of the Answer to Correspondents depart
ment has not the time to go on board of every
towboat in the harbor to inspect the engine
room of each, he is unable to state whether
"the engine-room of the Lena L is the neatest
a: d cleanest of all the towboat engine-rooms
in the harbor."
Longest Beard— M. S., City. It is asserted
that the longest beard is that of a Frenchman,
Louis Goulon, living In St. Louis. It meas
ures 8 feet in length. James Brown of Ben
nington, W. Va., has a beard nearly 7 feet
in length. His mustache is a wonder. It
measures 7 feet 4 inches from tip to tip.
Tonnage— F. C. J., City. Register tonnage in
the commercial sense is divided into gross
tonnage, which expresses the total cubical in
terior space of a vessel, and net tonnage, which
is the cubical space actually available for car
Executive Session— N. N., City. An execu
tive session is one at which only the officials
who have matters under consideration are
present during the discussion.
Rev. Anna Shaw— J. E., City. The Rev.
Anua Shaw never was married.
DEAD AT SEA.
Uncover hea-ls— let all attention be!
Our satlor lad is KOlne; out to sea;
With silver gems across his faithful heart,
He silent waits the signal to depart.
And he has sailed wherever ship can go,
Through all the ocean country, to and fro;
But never yet upon his devious way
Has had a voyage like the one to-day.
Our bueles sinslnj; softly fore and aft.
We launch the sailor in his narrow craft;
Three volleys moaning far across the wave
Salute him "as be journeys to the grave.
To duty all ! the time for tears is past:
Now each to work while life to each shall last;
For when the waves our hapless comrade won,
We saw ourselves a little later on.
Wili.Cabi.kton in Kvery Where for September.
THOUGHTS OF EASTERN EDITORS.
Life insurance companies now rate the mis
sionary business as extra hazardous and decline
to issue policies except at rates which are
almost prohibitory, so far as the Flowery King
dom is concerned. It would throw around
them a triple barbed-wire fence of protection if
the Government there could be induced to in
sure them. If the slaying of a miscionary
meant the payment of a sum commensurate
with the value of the sacrificed apostle, the
fanaticism of the populace would be effectively
restrained. It is not ordinarily a Government
function, but China is an exception to most
countries and might be induced to turn an
honest penny in the insurance business.— New
Will Drain the Lakes.
The Chicago drainage canal, when in opera
tion, may lower the lake level six inches in
about two years, according to the report of the
B* ard of United States Engineers appointed to
investigate the matter. The board reports
further that the drainage canal, as a navigable
waterway and by reason of its effect on other
navigable waterways, is under th<» jurisdiction
of the National Government. While 300,000
cubic feet per minute will be at first abstracted
the canal is designed to draw off (100,000 cubic
feet later, and when this is done it will affect
all the lakes 01 the system, except Lake Su
perior, and reduce the capacities of all the har
bors and channels. — New York Engineering
Have a Horse Show.
Horses have been banished from the boulo
vards by the bicycle; they have been forced
from the streets by electricity. Trot them out
for show. They will always be pleasing to the
eye. Granted that we are beginning to regard
the noble animal in the light of containing so
many rib roasts and so many sirloin steaks,
what" of it? Is a horse the less symmetrical and
sleek and glossy ior being reckoned in value by
the pound?— Chicago Record.
They Will Fight.
As long as men are selfish, grudging, envious
and ambitious, as long as they arts charged to
their chins with elemental and unregenerate
human nature, we shall have noisy contention
and bitter strife. If an issue is ever settled
permanently by peaceful means it will be be
cause the favorites who profit by division and
dissension have been driven by impatient cru
saders into such adjustment.— Galveston News.
Reform in Pennsylvania.
Senator Quay with his platform has done
more in one day for the cause of good govern
ment than the professional reformers have
accomplished in years. The reformers have
made a sentiment, but Quay has crystallized it
into the shape of legislation. Pennsylvania
will lead the way for all other States as well as
the United States.— Philadelphia Inquirer.
In Big Demand.
The news from Pittsburg, Cleveland, Chicago
and other great iron-making centers isthatthe
demand for structural iron and electric rail
way supplies is far in excess of the ability of
manufacturers to supply. Orders are in three
months, in some cases, ahead of the possibility
of delivery.— Philadelphia Record.
Time to Interfere.
If the reports of Spanish atrocities in Cuba
are true there Is as good reason for outside in
terference in the "Insurrection" as there is in
the Armenian matter. The cause of humanity
becomes involved when helpless children and
women are butchered and tortured by a brutal
soldiery. — St. Paul Pioneer Press.
PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT.
Admiral Dot, the noted dwarf, keeps a hotel
at 'White Plains, N. Y.
The Methodist Church is to found a univer
sity at Kansas City. A fund of $150,000 for
this purpose has been raised.
The oldest Judge on the English bench is
said to be Lord Esher, who has just attained
his eightieth year. He ha 3 been twenty-seven
years a Judge, nineteen years a Justice of
Appeal, and master of the rolls twelve years.
A son of Geheimrath Julius Schwabach,
member of the firm of Blcichroederof Berlin'
has shown himself a phenomenal spendthrift.
Within eighteen months he squandered over
$250,000. While residing at Lelpsic, Ger
many, he sometimes telegraphed to his tailor
at Berlin to come to him by special train to
take an order. He is now under guardianship.
Reinhold Begas, the creator of the Emperor
William National monument, the cornerstone
of which was recently laid in Berlin, is about
55 years of age. He is said to be a fine speci
men of his race, with a long, flowing beard re
sembling that of the late Emperor Frederick,
large blue eyes, a Graeco-Romaa nose and a
Mrs. Lee, the gypsy of the Devils Dyke, near
London, is one of the celebrities of the day in
London. She is a fortune-teller, and a number
of the members of the highest nobility, includ
ing the late Duke Clarence and the Duchess of
Portland, have consulted her as to their fu
ture. She says she foretold the Duke of Clar
ence that he would not live to be married, and
that the Duchess of Portland, then Miss Dallas
Yorke, would first meet her husband at a rail
road station. These two prophecies came true,
but hardly needed the "second sight" of Mrs.
Lee to foretell them.
An "only original" circus is now giving per
formances at Christiania, Norway. The mem
bers of the troupe represent various grades of
nobility. One baron is director of the edu
cated dogs, another baron is a clown; the
latter's wife, a baroness, charms the public
with her songs; a countess beats the cymbals,
a marquis twangs the zither, and a duko
blows the fife.
The Empress of Austria is an inveterate
smoker, her daily average being thirty to forty
Turkish cigarettes. She says that smoking
soothes her nerves, and that whenever she
feels "blue" a cigarette will do more than any
thing else to cause her to see things in a hap
pier light. When writ-ing she smokes almost
continually. On her Majesty's writing-table
are always a large silver box of repousse work
filled with cigarettes, a matchbox of carved
Chinese jade and a capacious ash-receiver,
made of the hoof of a favorite hunter, which
broke its spine over a blackthorn hedge sev
eral years ago during one of the autumn hunts.
Almost mechanically she lights cigarette after
cigarette as she sits in her great writing-room,
which is fitted up with carved oak panels and
Gobelin tapestries, the somber hue of the walls
being relieved here and there by trophies of
the chase. Any one who has had the oppor
tunity of examining closely the slender, white
hand of the imperial lady has noticed a faint
yellow stain on the first and second fingers of
the left hand, caused by the cigarette.
Queen Elizabeth of Roumania, whom every
body knows as "Carmen Sylva," is a tall, finely
figured woman of stately presence and digni
fied manner, with large blue dreamy eyes and
a profusion of prematurely white hair, and an
appearance somewhat resembling Sarah Bern
hardt as Roland's daughter. She has more
title than any other royalty to the name ot
"literary queen." But, besides her merits as
an author, she is a very remarkable woman,
who has earned the gratitude of women all
over the world by her efforts to raise the con
dition of her sex in her adopted country. She
is a notably sparkling conversationalist, so
that it has been said that any one having the
honor of a long conversation with her would
wish to take down in shorthand or by the aid
of a phonograph every word the Queen said.
This is even so when trivial matter is on the
tapis. But when poetry or literature is the
subject, then, indeed, she becomes the bright
est and most animated of the company. She
begins her literary daily long before day
break, and works by lamp until the sun brings
more light Her published works include
poems, essays, novels and an opera, but sho
has disdained to exploit the Queen in the in
terests of the writer or to make a hit by means
of her position. ■
Baby cream, 15c lb. Townsend's. •
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Roberts, card headquarters, 220 Sutter. •
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Ckeam mixed candies, 25c lb. Townsond's.
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Bacon Printing Company, 503 Clay straai. •
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Crystallized Ginger, 25c lb, Townsends. •
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BrY your ladies' and gents' furnishing goods
at Pioneer Dry Goods Store, 105 Fifth street.*
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Molasses buttercups, 25c lb. Townsends.
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You are invited to inspect the new Park Cv
clery. It is a beauty. The finest of wheels for
renting purposes. Bicycles built to order.
Terminus of Powell, McAllister and Geary
street car lines. *
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Townsejtd's California Glace Fruits, 50c lb,
in Japanese baskets. 627 Market street. ; • •
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Herr Edouard Kaiser, an Austrian painter,
who worked twenty years for the Arundel So
ciety in London, and 'copied many of the
Italian masters in water colors for that society,
was recently admitted into the asylum in
Vienna, having become deranged in his mind
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A Judicial Ruffian. Colnon and the Exam
iner; advice to Hearst. Traffic in Chinese
girls. Spiritualism a crime. To be disem
ployed is vagrancy.
Steamship Pomona, to Santa Cruz and Mon
terey, leaves Saturdays, 4 p. m., due back Mon
days, sa. m. Ticket office, 4 New Montgomery
David Christie Murray predicts that Rud
yard Kipling will write the American homo
geneous novel, by which he means a book
embracing all sections, classes and conditions,
considering them socially, morally, politically
religiously, showing their inter-relations; a
novel not of any particular locality, but of all
Scrofula permeates humanity. It Is thoroughly
infused into the blood. Scarcely a man Is wholly
free from it. Hood's Sarsaparula, which drives out
the poison and purifies the blood, cures scrofula.
Db. Riegebt'B Angostura Bitters, the most
efficacious stimulant to excite the appetite, keeps
the digestive organs in order.
FOR SALE BY
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
And Publishers "Keal Estate Circular."
4 Montgomery Street,
INIOS TRUST BUIIDnG, COMER MARKET.
' Polk. st. corner; 30 feet front; good store and
business corner; new building; rent $160; 2 ten-
ants; $28,600. • ■ ■ '
Ninth st., near Mission; good business block; 2
flats end lot 25x70: store should be put there;
Post st., near Taylor: 23x68:9 to rear street; old
buildings: 2stores: rentsss3; should be improved
and will pay well; .$10,500.
$32,750— 8ents $250; NE. cor. on Pine st. ; cov-
ered with nearly new buildings. -
i Eddy st. downtown; new 3-story house; 3 new
modern flats; rents $140; light and sunny;
NW. cor. California St., beyond Laguna: 53x80
and 3 2-story and planked basement houses: In
finest order: $1800 just spent them; rents $120;
price $17,500: always rented. ; "
WAREHOUSE AND FACTORY SITES.
Corner Fourth and 137:6x137:6:
$50,000; all street work done; very easy terms
and long term, with right to pay on account any
Brannan st.-137:»5 feet front, 250 feet deep to
Bluxome, and 187:6 on Bluxome. near railroad
freight sheds: only $36,000. . . . __ '■
A BARGAIN-46:10y x240: Channel, bet. Fifth
and Sixth, back to Berry street; double front; only
$14,000; very, very cheap: pays a little now.
Brick warehouse and lot 137:6x125, en Blnx-
om>, between Fifth and Sixth: only $25,000: or
275 feet on Brannan by 250 to Bluxome and 275 on
Bluxom* .iiu! warehouse: $83,000. - *_" _' '
COIt.VKU NINTH, BRANNAN AND CHAN-
Nf'l.-lit') feet on Ninth, 137:6 on Brannan ami
167 on Channel, 875 deep; only $30,000; terms to
suit burer; low interest. » •■ _ _
Brannan, between Kighthand 103x275;
$17. ouly: easy, long terms : low interest rate
of (Ui ix>r cent.
.--- nrannan and Sixth st»., corner— l37:6xl37:6;
only $:«),O00; easy terms.
warenoaae 60-vara, 412 :6 feet from ships and
water front; Lombard, near Sansome ; level lot and
grade; 137:6x137:6;. $13,500; has rear front also.
WESTERN ADDITION RESIDENCES
\M» LOTS WITH FINE VIEW.
> Broadway, north side;, elegant marine view; bet.
Buchanan and Webster: 47:6x137:6 and resi-
denoe: $23,600. « '
Pncllic Heights: magnificent view: residence
and large lot on Washington st. : $37,500.
Residence and corner; Pacific Heights: mag-
nificent marine view never to be shut off; NE cor
Broadway and Fillmore; 68:9x137:6: $41,000; or
34:4x137:6.-, *■**.■ ■ . ■ ■■•-. .■■ ■■■"»■>.■■-.,
NW cor. on Jackson, near Lagnna; 34:4x127:6
and fine residence ; 13 rooms and all improvements •
line view from upner story: $20,000.
; Residence just finished; Presidio Heights; Jack-
son st., near Central aye. and the cars; magnificent
marine view not to be shut off: all modern con-
veniences: house finished in natural wood: inlaid
floors: $12,600. ■
• Washington st. residence, near Central aye.;
32x105: north side fine residence; 12 rooms; fin-'
lshed basement: attic: all modern conveniences;
excellent interior finish;. owner selling to leave
town: $12,500. . ,- : ;i "...;.
■ Fine residence and lot .30x137:6; north side
Vallejo, bet. Gough Octavia; fine view; unob-
structed from 2 upper stories: 11 rooms and mod-
ern conveniences; house cost $8500; leased at $75
a month; only $10,250. -
Make Offer— Vallejo and Octavia; corner 25x '
112:6: a very comfortable residence of 9 rooms
and every convenience; tine view; f 10,000.