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WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11, 1895
THE CALL SPEAKS FOR ALL.
We congratulate St. Louis.
Pork centers know now to hog things.
The convention will come west of the
There is harmony in tho thought that
we made a good fight.
Since the convention is to meet in St.
Louis there is no doubt it will be a hot
"When the Chicago fellows hear St.
Louis' yell they will wish they had come
It may not be pleasant to be called a
.linpo but it is much better than to be a
About all that Congress can do for
Cleveland before the holidays is to put the
rod in pickle.
Street cleaning should certainly include
keeping cows and pigs off the streets in
the Bernal Heights district.
The first lick at Grover in the Senate
comes from Democratic Senator Morgan,
but perhaps that is poetic justice.
If Cleveland wishes to see the country
rid of the tariff "of perfidy and dishonor"
he has only to stand aside for a while.
The Solid Eight, trembling in their
shoes, look forward to Christmas with a
fear of finding an indictment in their
Fog for nearly two weeks in London
and nearly freezing weather on the Riviera
should make us thankful for these days of
genial winter sunshine.
The inability of the Democratic Senators
even to make an effort to organize the
Senate shows that Democracy in that body
is not only demoralized, but paralyzed.
In deciding to resign his command and
quit Cuba General Campos has the satis
faction of knowing he is the only official
of his time who has lived up to his ulti
Now that we have lost the contest for
the National Convention we can concen
trate our attention and direct all our ener
gies to winning the fight against the fund
Judging from the prevailing talk the ob
ject of the Chicago Two-million Club is
not so much to bring the people to -that
city as to prove in spite of the census they
are already there.
If bosses are to be beaten at all they
must be beaten at the primaries, for on
election day it is impossible to overthrow
the boss of one party without supporting
the boss of the other.
From the way the big theaters of the
country are being given up to comic opera,
farce-* and vaudevilles it would seem legiti
mate drama will soon have to take to barn
storming for a living.
Adlai Stevenson is Vice-President of the
Vnited States and presiding officer of the
Senate, but while all i 3 warm and lively
around the Speaker of the House there is
a dead frost with Adlai.
For the despicable brutes who beat
women and assault childhood the cat-'o-
nine-tails, English style, is the only fitting
punishment. The one way to touch the
coward's heart is to tan his hide.
The Atlanta Exposition has had one
bull-fight the people enjoyed and yet the
Humane Society could not interfere be
cause the bull had the best of it from start
to finish and wasn't tortured at all.
The National debt of all the civilized
nations of the world amounts in rouud
numbers to $32,000,000,000. If payment of
them is to be made In gold coin the out
look for our posterity is not a cheerful one.
The Chicago Times-Herald may be cor
rect in saying "the only doctrine on which
Democratic statesmanship is agreed is
sound and honest money," but will it ven
ture to assert there is any agreement as to
what is meant by sound money?
That Cleveland said nothing about the
deficit in his message has occasioned less
remark in some quartern than theomission
of the new Mayor of Baltimore to say any
thing in his inaugural about the winning
of the league baseball championship.
The South will derive from the Atlanta
Exposition at least one benefit of great
value, for it has started between New York
and Chicago a rivalry as to which will fur
nish that section the cheaper transporta
tion rates, and all .Southern shippers are
sure to find considerable profit from the
The proposed improvement of the Erie
c:ui:il has called attention to the fact that
New York has not sufficient dockroom for
the expected fleet of boats from the lakes,
and the jtrediction is made that the whole
island will be eventually given up to trade
and the residences moved over to the
Congressman Mercer of Nebraska has
announced the intention of urging an ap
propriation to establish a second military
academy equal to th« one at West Point,
but to be located in the West, and if the
point he f icKs out for the site is as far
west as the other one is east, Pacific Coast
Congressmen ought to be willing to sup
ort the scheme.
OUB DUTY REMAINS.
The loss of the Republican National
Convention should not be permitted to
discourage us in urging the needs which it
was hoped the bringing of the convention
would make clear to the country. These
1. Any and every proposition before
Congress looking to the extension of the
debt owing by the aided railroads to the
Government should be contested with un
failing energy, as otherwise the bond that
has held the richest resources of Califor
nia in check will be perpetuated and the
whole Nation will suffer with our State.
2. National legislation is necessary to
unlock the treasures which suitable irriga
tion measures might render available for
the prosperity and happiness of our people.
This is all the more urgent in view of the
fact that the Federal power in this State is
arrayed against our efforts to utilize this
source of wealth, and that nearly half the
territory of the United States awaits only
such National legislation to become the
most prolific area in the world for the pro
duction of articles necessary to human
3. The depression of the silver-mining
industry through a National policy making
the production of this mineral unprofit
able has turned attention to gold mining,
with the result that, especially in Califor
nia, Colorado and Arizona and more par
ticularly in California, gold raining has
recently assumed an importance hitherto
unknown in the history of the West.
This brings to the surface the fact that
within the land grant of some of the aided
railroads, particularly iv California, lie
vast areas that more than presumably are
rich in gold-bearing ore, and that in all
probability these will be patented to the
railroad as agricultural lands unless Con
gress institutes just measures for an ascer
tainment of their proper character.
4. California, by reason of its peculiar
climate, produces articles of agriculture
which are grown nowhere else in the
United States and must be imported from
foreign countries if the production of like
and even better articles in California
is not fostered by a wise and patriotic
tariff protection. Principal among these
articles are raisins, wine, figs, citrus fruits,
olives and other products of semi-tropical
5. A reasonable protective tariff would
not alone be sufficient. Under existing
conditions the determination of the pros
perity or failure of these extraordinary
natural advantages lies with a powerful
transportation monopoly which the Gov
ernment has been the principal instru
ment in creating. This means the over
land railroads which have come into ex
istence largely through the bounty of the
Government. These roads have exercised
their power for self-aggrandizement and
without any regard whatever for the pros
perity of our peculiar industries or for the
desire and readiness of the people at large
to benefit themselves by these advantages.
This brings us back to the original propo
sition that an extension of the railroad
debt would be an extension of its power,
and that this power will be exercised in
the future, as it has been in the past, to
the detriment of the interests of California
and the entire Nation.
G. The disasters which have attended
some features of our coastwise traffic,
taken in connection with the restoration
of trade which the policy of the Pacific
Mail Steamship Company with regard
to our traffic both with the Central
and South American countries and
the Orient, and considering at the
same time the fact that in general
our trans-Pacific trade has gone largely
to the Canadian steamship and rail
way concerns, call urgently for Na
tional legislation to reeulate these indus
tries and make them in a measure instru
mentalities for the advancement of Pacific
Coast and National interests.
These are the matters of pressing local
interest. The Nicaragua canal might be
included, but that, is an affair more of Na
tional concern. The loss of the convention
means merely that our people, largely
through their Representatives in Congress,
have only harder work to do.
PAVING MARKET STKEET.
It is pleasant to learn that a pptition is
being circulated among the property-own
ers along Market street for the proper pave
ment of that thoroughfare from the ferries
to Haight street, and it is hoped that the
proposition will not meet with formidable
opposition. The idea is to readjust the
streetcar tracks and lay a bituminous pave
ment on a ten-inch concrete base. Just
what readjustment of the streetcar tracks
it is proposed to make has not been an
nounced, but the proposition probably
concerns the horsecar tracks, which lie out
side the cable tracks. With the exception
of the horsecar tracks west of the Sutter
street junction with Market street, there is
no reason whatever for their existence, and
they should be removed. For that matter
the Sutter-street company might be re
quired to make other arrangements for
reaching the ferry. This idea of sacrificing
public for private interests will have to be
abandoned sooner or later.
It does not need a prophet to foresee
great benefit which would accrue to the
property-owners along Market street from
the construction of such a pavement as the
Strand of London, the principal streets
and boulevards of Paris and similar good
pavements in other European and some
American cities. It is true that in those
cities asphalt laid on concrete is the rule,
and that here it is proposed to use bitu
minous rock— au unfortunate and unscien
tific misnomer, by the way. But it hap
pens that we have both bituminous rock
and as good asphalt as Lake Trinidad fur
nishes, and that both are useful and inex
It may be a little premature to circulate
a petition for the improvement of Market
street, for experience has shown that our
people prefer rather to be led by events
than lead them. There is no doubt that
when the splendid new ferry building is
finished the necessity for the proper im
provement of the street will be apparent.
It is well, however, to put the property
owners along the street to the present test,
in order that they may place themselves
on record for enterprise and foresight or
the lack of them.
Meanwhile such a proposition, while it
would mean an investment sure to bring a
generous profit, should be regarded as an
opportunity to solve contingent problems
of great importance. Among these are the
right of the municipality to restrict and
control street-railway matters, the right to
enforce the underground laying of wires
and the privilege of demanding that the
municipal government shall construct ade-
quate permanent sewers and require prop
erty-owners to make connections with
them of such permanence that the con
crete base of the pavement will not have 10
be disturbed for many year 9 to come.
EEAPLNG THE HARVEST.
A lad lfi years old, belongine to a re
spectable family, has been held for trial In
this City on a charge of felony, in havinz
stolen bicycles and squandered the pro
ceeds of their sale in the downtown pool
rooms. We may expect many more such
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1895.
cases soon to occupy the attention of the
courts. Numerous instances of theft in
duced by the poolrooms will never be re
ported, for the reason that parents will
protect their sons who pilfer money and
jewelry from home or who are privately
reported to parents by firms from whom
they steal. Any one who spends a half
hour in one of these gambling dens must
arrive at the conclusion that the hundreds
of young boys who are induced to gamble
there are either using money dishonestly
or soon will be.
The professed intention of the Solid
Eiirht in the Board of Supervisors to sup
press pool-selling at the racetracks as well
as in the downtown poolrooms is univer
sally regarded as a threat made in the in
terest of the downtown establishments, a3
there is no analogy whatever between the
two cases. The animus of the Solid
Eight is clearly disclosed in the declara
tion by one of them that the "Chicago
gamblers" who are "robbing" our people
at the racetracks should be suppressed if
the poolrooms are abolished. By failing
to admit that pool-selling at the racetrack
adds vastly to the wealth of the State by
encouraging high-class breeding and in
ducing the sale of our horses to Eastern
purchasers, the virtuous Supervisor hope 9
to rouse an unwise sentiment that will op
erate against the closing of the infamous
The Grand Jury is evidently on a hot
trail for important disclosures concerning
the use of corruption money in the inter
est of these gambling aens. Some repu
tations will probably be wrecked by the
investigation, but that will not deter the
Grand Jury. It is determined to uncover
the whole nest of bondlers, and by pun
ishing the scoundrels who have San Fran
cisco by the throat, place the City in away
to become the great metropolis which it
ought to be : .
Further investigation by The Call into
the matter of the refusal by a majority of
the Health and Police Committee of the
Board of Supervisors to grant a petition
for the extension of the pound limits to
the region of Bernal Heights and the
Lick Old Ladies' Home reveals a condi
tion of affairs fully as interesting as the
presumption that a corruption fund had
been employed for that purpose. The
situation is stated clearly by George W.
Haight, attorney for the Lick Old Ladies'
Home, one of whose aged inmates was
gored to death by a steer that the absence
of the pound ordinance in that section
permitted to roam the streets.
Mr. Haieht had not heard of "boodle"
in connection with the matter, and so he
had ascribed the action of the Supervisors
to "political influence." That is to say,
the owners of the 2700 cattle which roam
the streets in that region have the sym
patny of cattle-dealers, butchers, brewers
and grocers, as there is a certain business
connection among them all. Thus massed
they constitute a strong political foree — a
sufficient numoer of votes to cut a figure
in an election.
According to Mr. Haight the dairymen
own 5 per cent of the land, and the re
maining 95 per cent is owned by persons
who bitterly oppose the present dis
graceful condition of affairs, and whose
property is damaged to the extent of many
hundreds of thousands of dollars by the
presence of cattle and hogs running freely
in the streets. But the voting strength of
these is small in comparison with that
which the dairymen command. As a con
sequence the Supervisors "stand in" with
the dairymen and permit the vital inter
ests of that part of the City to be damaged
to an extent almost beyond computation.
Without considering the possibilities of
"boodle" in the matter (and it is openly
and specifically charged, and generally be
lieved, that bribery was resorted "to), we
have in Mr. Haight's statement of the case
a fair illustration of boss politics. That
sort of legislation must be expected from
unscrupulous official tools of bosses. The
situation is fully as serious, so far as the
good of the City is concerned, as though
bribery had been employed. It all means
that huch men as these in office care noth
ing whatever for the City and County
and that they use their positions solely for
self-aggrandizement, to the detriment of
the City's interest.
If men of intelligence, self-respect and a
sense of responsibility should be elected,
these shameful occurrences would be im
possible; but that will never happen so
long as decent citizens are willing to serve
as the tools of shady bosses.
"Aleck" Fished in the Wrong Pond.
Every now and then some Eastern "smart
Aleck," who doubtless parts his hair in the
middle and imagines he is specially created
for the easy occupation of landing suckers,
sends us gratuitous information as to how we
may increase our circulation and grow prosper
ous and rich. If the aforesaid "Aleck" could
see how dexterously his patronizing sugges
tions arc deposited in our waste-basket he
would probably quit angling in our pond and
save a !<!-cent stamp.
Not a Candidate for Martyrdom.
Benlcia New Era.
When we read of American missionaries
being killed in foreign countries or living in
fear of death by the hands of their heathen
neighbors we wonder why they do not get
back to America as fast as they can.' We would
rather see a hundred heathens die and go
where good dead heathens go than to leave
our goo'i neighbors in Benicia and risk our
precious lives in their miserable, unappre
Triumph of Mind Over Matter.
Pendleton East Orpßonlan.
The power of the intellect is growing, grad
ually becoming the equal of physical force,
and the world is growing all the better for it,
while the average age of man is tacroutntr,
which is a sure sign of the workings of truth
and the disappearance of all that seemed
miraculous when environments were narrower
and physical force barely had an antagonist.
Magnificent Kilncational Advantages.
Sant* Clara Journal.
Santa Clara County has within her borders
three among the leading colleges on the Pacific
Coast. They are the Stanford University,
Santa Clara College and the University of the
Pacific. We might also add the State Normal
School at San Jose, the two large convents, one
in Sau Jose and one in Santa Clara, and a
public school system that is an honor to the
country and the pride of the State.
VARIOUS VIEWS OF CONGRESS.
For the Republicans to attempt to revive the
issues of 1892, or to go before the country
again upon those issues, would seem to be so
absurd as to amount to an impossibility. What
new issue have they got or will they propose?
That is the precise difficulty which confronts
them at the threshold of the new session oi
Congress. It will not do for them to be simply
"agfn the Democrats." No pa.-ty can win the
confidence or even the respect of tho American
people upon a simple policy of negation— of
opposition to whatever Democrats believe or
propose or a Democratic President may recom
New York Mall and Kxprpss.
Whether there arc to oe changes in the tariff
during the coining session of Congress is as
yet an undetermined question, but of one
thing we shall feel warranted in offering the
most positive assurances to tho country. That
is, if any changes are made they will be in the
interest of American industries, and not for
the benefit of their foreign competitors.
Mr. Cleveland, having informed Congress at
some length what he would like to see it do,
the Congressmen fee! confident that they have
a very exact impression as to what they
AROUND THE CORRIDORS.
Among the striking characters which may
be seen these days at the hotels is Colonel J. E.
Graus, wno reached California in 1849 on the
second ship that rounded the Horn. The colo
nel is of gigantic size, standing apparently
over six feet. His long gray beard reaches al
most to his waist, and to see him is to be im
pressed with the fact that the grizzled pioneer
has had strange experiences.
After his arrival here he worked a number of
years in the mines, and finally changed his
residence to Monterey County. There he be-
Colonel J. E. Graua.
came Sheriff, and was re-elected for several
successive terms. During his career as Sheriff
he had many bad men to deal with, and had
some narrow chances on a number of occasions.
lie has also been engaged in merchandizing
and ranching, and altogether has had a career
of varied character. For some three years past
the colonel has been in the employ of Uncle
Sam at the Mint.
At the Ron House, where the veteran stops,
he is known as an interesting story-teller. On
almost all occasions when at leisure he may be
found there with a knot of people around him.
The colonel is a philosophical gentleman,
and with his cigar alight lie entertains with
stories all the way from lighting bandits and
killing Indians to striking bonanzas. The
stories are not overdrawn, however, and per
haps few men have 60 large a list of friends
"Owing to the reaction from the boom in
Denver," said Thomas B. Everett of Cripple
Creek last night at the Grand, "there are a
great many residences in the suburbs that
may be rented for from .*5 to $10 a month.
They are pretty good houses, too. Many
houses, iv point or fact, are vacant, and the
bad boy has broken tne windows In lots of
cases, so that the owl can come in if he
"I have a "Residence in Denver and it is as
good a house as there is there, and I rent it for
$30 a month.
"The electric and cable lines to the suburbs
have had hard worK running, business has
fallen off so much. Yet generally speaking
the city is in a much better shape than it has
been for a long time. But the people are now
incline'l to move into the center from the out
skirts, instead of spreading.
"About Cripple Creek and the cold that is
supposed to exist there, I went from here in
midwinter, right up into the snow, and I stood
it just as well as the rest of them— those who
were acclimated. It didn't bother me at all."
Mr. Everett, who formerly lived for several
years in this State, will leave for Colorado to
night, after a visit here of a couple of weeks.
Mrs. E. P. Buckingham of Vacaville, whose
large orchards have made her noted in Cali
fornia, is in the City. She says the fruit prod
uct In the Vaca Valley has been pretty satis
"There are eighteen miles of orchards in the
Vaca Valley," she said, "and I have never be
fore seen such exquisite coloring as was shown
there this autumn. It was varied and most
beautiful, surpassing the autumnal tints of the
most favored sections of the East."
NEW SLEEVES FOR OLD GARMENTS.
The newest sleeve for coats, and also for
waiHts, is the melon shape, cut in three or more
sections, with the seams on top, showing con
spicuously. For coats the seams are generally
finished with two rows of machine stitching;
for waists, trimmings of jet, guimp and cord
are used to outline the seams, and on evening
dresses a frill of narrow lace is sometimes sewn
iv the seams. This new shape has the advan-
tage of cutting out of smaller pieces of goods,
and may thus"be used in making over gowns.
The leg-o'-muttou sleeve now used is about
twice the size of those of a couple of seasons
ago. The one shown here is the latest in that
style and may be finished with a simple frill
of laci>, of chiffon or plaited muslin for a thea
ter waist, f »r home wear or for an evening
gown. The cuff makes it exactly suited to the
Dew Louis XVI coats, which are made by am
bitious home dressmakers by simply adding a
gathered rufliu ton inches deep to last season's
Eton jackets. This ruffle extends only a little
forward of the under arm seam, or to the back
dart, and should be full enough to fall in grace
ful folds. The handsomest trimming for these
Umi (,'dging of fur. The cuff on the sleeve and
ihe revers or other trimming in front are edged
with fur to match.
The lego-mutton sleeve with cuff is also
stylish on silk waists, or on costumes of the
dressy sort, where a sleeve as short as this is
appropriate in reaching a little below the
THE BERING SEA AWARD.
It appears that more than half of the Demo
cratic members of the House arc in favor of
free coinage, but recent events will hardly fail
to restrain their zeal and gradually put them
in n mood to surrender to the goldbugs in the
next National convention of their party.
New York Tribune.
The award of the Paris tribunal fixed no
liability for damages upon this Government.
It never contemplated so doing. It expressly
left that matter to be determined by future
negotiations between the American and
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE
THE DEMOCRACY IN 1896.
To the Editor of the San Francisco Call— Sir:
The Atlanta Constitution has long enjoyed the
distinction of being by far the ablest and most
fore-!ooking Democratic journal in the South,
perhaps I should say the New South, for it is
abreast of the new era of progress which is rap
idly changing the whole face of society in the
Southern States. In politics it resolutely faces
the future rather than regretfully revert its
gaze to the receding glory and ascendency of
the past. It manfully accepts the new condi
tions, industrial and political, and proposes to
lead and mold instead of follow and moan. It
Seems worth while, then, to hear what it has to
say of the political effects of the recent State
"The result in general can be counted and
measured. In every State where the Demo
crats made a sweeping indorsement of the ad
ministration's Dolicy the party was practically
"In the South, with this result staring us in
the face, with the disruption of the party
threatened on all sides, it becomes important
to take measures to preserve intact our State
organization to the end tiiat genuine Demo
crats in all parts of the country may have a nu
cleus and a rallying point, and to the further
end that the principles of the old party may
not be scattered before the wind and driven
from the face of the earth."
When the Atlanta Constitution is moved to
speak out as above in denunciation of the gold
standard policy of Cleveland and to con
fess the fact that "the disruption oi
the party is threatened on all sides," the
prospects of the Democracy in 1896 are suffi
ciently problematical. In the light of there
cent State elections one need not go far astray
in forecasting the affiliation of the delegates to
the next National Democratic Convention, and
we can understand the perturbation of the At
lanta Constitution. It is not me re guesswork
to enumerate the following States as sure for
the gold standard in a convention composed of
Connecticut, 12 delegates: Delaware, G; Dis
trict of Columbia, 2; Indiana, 30; lowa, 26;
Kentucky, 2(5; Michigan, 28; Massachusetts,
30; Maine, 12; Minnesota, 18; Maryland, 16;
Nebraska, 16; New Hampshire, 8; New Jersey,
20; New York 72; Ohio. 46; Pennsylvania, 64;
Rhode Island, 8; Vermont, 8; Virginia 24;
West Virginia, 12; Wisconsin, 24; total, 508.
While the above States may be sale for the
gold standard policy, it is not safe to rely upon
all of the following States as sure for free sil
ver: Alabama, 22 delegates: Arkansas, 16;
California, IB; Colorado, 8; Florida, 8; Geor
gia. 26; Idaho, 6; Illinois, 48; Kansas, 20;
Louisiana, 16; Mississippi, 18; Missouri, 34;
Montana, 6; Nevada, 6; North Carolina, 22;
North Dakota, 6; Oregon, 8: South Carolina,
18; South Dakota, 8; Tennessee, 24; Texas, 30;
Washington, 8; Wyoming, 6; Alaska, 2; Ari
zona, 2; New Mexico, 2; Oklahoma, 2; Utah,
2; Indian Territory, 2; total. 394.
If the two-thirds rule prevails.Jit will take
601V3 to nominate. It is not easy to determine
where the other necessary 93 votes are to be
found. Possibly Alabama may supply 22, Cali
fornia 18, Illinois 48 and Kansas 20, making
more than the number needed. On the other
hand, if the free-silver men refuse to surrender
there will be a merry war, ending probably in
the withdrawal of the silver delegate*, who
will then indorse the joint candidates of the
silverites and Populists, as the union of the
two latter silver forces on joint candidate's
seems almost a foregone conclusion. It is not
surprising tnat the Atlanta Constitution sees
signs on all sides which threaten the disruption
of the party. Joseph Asbvry Johnson,
11 Essex street, City.
December 7, 1895.
San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 5, 1895.
To the Editor of the San Francisco Call— De\r.
Sir: My attention has been called to the Na
tional amendment plan for the abolition of the
liquor traffic, and I heartily approve of the
same. It is very far-reaching in its conse
quences, and, if adopted by Prohibitionists,
may result in the immediate disintegration of
the Prohibition party. That party has been
unsuccessful in uniting the friends of prohibi
tion, and has utterly failed in securing the
enactment of restrictive legislation. For" a
score of years it has waged futile warfare
against King Alcohol, and after each defeat its
leaders have encouraged the rank and file of
the party with glowing promises whicn have
never been fulfilled. They have iterated and
reiterated the statement during this period
that there could not be any prohibition with
out a Prohibition party, and yet the stubborn
fact remains that every restrictive measure
which exists, whether constitutional, legisla
tive, or embodied in a local ordinance, has
been secured by non-partisan prohibition
ists. Let me instance the constitutional pro
hibition of Maine, Kansas and the Dakotas,
and other forms of prohibition in a majority of
the States of the Union, as proof of this asser
tion. Nor do I say this in Rny spirit of antag
onism to the Prohibition party, for at the last
three general elections I have voted lor the
head of its ticket. I did so, however, purely
upon principle, and with a full consciousness
of the howlessness of the struggle along the
lines of independent political effort.
The present plan will, doubtless, receive the
unqualitied support of all genuine Prohib
itionists, whether third party men or members
of the old parly, it is simple, practical and is
absolutely devoid of any feature which will
give rise to honest difference of opinion among
the advocates of restrictive legislation for the
liquor traffic. It will receive the support of
all true friends of the principle it embodies,
and I, for one, will have no confidence in the
sincerity of any avowed Prohibitionist,
whether he be partisan or non-partisan,
who declines under any pretext to indorse it.
The argument that an amendment without h
party back erf it will be inoperative is entirely
specious. It is better to have prohibition' legis
lation without a prohibition party than to
have a prohibition party without prohibition
legislation. .Besides, a constitutional amend
ment will be enforced, even though its enemies
be in power. Our own State constitution has
been sustained by public officials who. in the
large majority of cases, were bitterly opposed
to its adoption. Nearly all the lawyers in the
State fought U, and yet the judiciary have «c
--cepted it in good faith and have scrupulously
upheld its provisions.
To doubt the effectiveness of a prohibition
amendment to the Federal constitution is to
doubt the success of our institutions, for, if
there is any power in this Nation which can
defy the will of an overwhelming majority of
the people, as expressed in the organic law of
the Nation, our Government isla colossal fail
ure and should cease to exist.
Let all sincere advocates of prohibition unite
in piling up such petitions for the amendment
that its adoption by 1900 will be assured.
£. A.'Girvin, 305 Larkin street.
HOW GUERNSEY GOT A MARKET.
San Francmsco, Dec. 10, 1895.
To the Editor of the San Francisco Call— Dear
Sir: I see in The Call of this morning that
another of our interior towns has voted bonds
for the purpose of securing municipal water
works. I congratulate the citizens on their
progressive spirit. But I would like to ask
them what is their object in paying interest
for many years, and finally the principal as
well, when by adopting the method employed
by the citizens of Guernsey in the erection of
their market-house^ thesame could be attained
without the payment of interest. There are
none so blind as those who won't see (except
those who dwell iv enforced darkness). The
story I am about to relate is not romance, but
reality; not the vision of a dreamer, but a
positive actuality— «. matter of history.
The inhabitants of the island of Guernsey
wanted a market-house. They had the neces
sary materials and »he unemployed labor will
ing and anxious to be used, but they had no
money. The estimated cost was £4000, and
the gcArerning authorities authorized the issu
ance of four thousand obligations of £1 each,
to be receivable as rent for the stalls in the
new market-house. With these obligations
the cost of the building was defrayed. They
were received by the laborers as payment for
services, they were received by shopkeepers for
goods, they were received Dy landlords for
rent, and they were thus kept in circulation
till the market-house was completed. It con
tained eighty shops, which weie let at a yearly
tamed eighty shops, which weie . at a yearly
rental of £5. At the end of the lirst year 400
of these obligations, which had been received
by the authorities as rent, were publicly de
stroyed, and this was kept up for ten years, at
the expiration of which period the citizens
possessed a market-house that had cost them
nothing and which in the future afforded them
comment is superfluous. Verily, we are an
intelligent people! Yours truly,
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
Motion to Adjourn— J. F. , City. A motion
to adjourn a meeting is not receivable by the
chairman at any stage of a meeting. A motion
to adjourn, when unqualified, takes prece
dence of all others, except to "fix time to
which to adjourn," to which it yields. When
qualified in any other way it loses its privi
leged character and is treated as any other
principal motion. A motion to adjourn is not
in order while a member has the floor: when
the ayes and noes are being called; when a
vole is being taken; when the previous ques
tion is still pending; the motion is not debat
able; it cannot be amended; no subsidiary
motion can apply to it; it cannot be recon
sidered; if the motion is lost it cannot be re
newed until after intervening business; to fix
a time to which to adjourn takes precedence
of the motion to adjourn, thus, "When we do
adjourn, that we adjourn to Saturday next,"
and then this is followed Dy the motion to
adjourn. A motion to fix the'time is in order
even after the assemblage has voted to ad
journ, provided the vote on adjournment has
not been announced by the chair.
Both Correct— B., City. The use of "be"
and "is" is correct in the following sentence:
"If there be anything that adds to the beauty
and attractiveness of a city it is its perfect
street system." Is may be used, but be is pref
erable. The same in the sentence: "If there
be any person among them."
Private Property— A Constant Reader of
The Call, City. If you should discover a gold
mine upon the private land of another you
could not enter upon that land to work the
mine without the consent of the owner.
Soft Hands— Mrs. W., City. It is said that a
pomade made of equal parts of cocoa butter,
oil of almonds and pure white wax, melted to
gether and stirred until nearly cold, is an
emollient ior rough hands
HUBBARD OF SACRAMENTO— H. J. H., City.
Hubbard, the new Mayor of Sacramento, was
elected on the Citizens' ticket.
Denny's Age— J. P. S., City. Jerry Denny,
the third baseman, was born in New York City
on the 16th of March, 1859.
C. A. Tripp.of Denver is here.
J. M. Minor of Fresno is at the Lick.
C. W. Dempster of Chicago is in the City.
J. J. January, a merchant of Concord, is in
C. W. Coulter of Gold Hill is at the Occi
Charles Rata of London is among recent
Ex-Sherifl K. B. Purvis of Modesto is a vis
E. F. Smith of Sacramento arrived here
Ben F. Wright arrived from Del Monte
A. J. de Russe of New Orleans reached here
J. Gambetta, a business man of Stockton, is
at the Lick.
If. Dinkelspiel, the merchant of Suisun, is at
Colonel H. J. Barling of Kodiak is registered
at the Palace.
Colonel H. Trevelyn, the vlneyardist of
Fresno, is in the City.
M. Goldsmith, a business man of Stockton,
is here on a business trip.
Lieutenant L. Holcomb of the United States
army is at the Occidental.
John C. Mogk, a commission merchant of
Colusa, arrived last night.
E. J. and F. D. Conway, business men of
Sacramento, are in the City.
Theodore Allen, a mine ownerofßig Canyon,
El Dorado County, is at the Grand.
Ex-Governor James H. Klncaid of Nevada is
at the Palace, accompanied by Mrs. Kincaid.
R. P. Lathrop, the grain-dealer *nd ware
house-owner of Hollister, is among recent
D. M. Ryan, J. H. Pennington and E. D.
Knight, mining men of Virginia City, are at
William B. Fisher, one of the wealthiest
merchants of Denver and Leadville, arrived
Ex-Postmaster George H. Steele of Portland,
who has been in this City for a fortnight past,
left for home last night.
J. B. Overton, superintendent of the water
works at Virginia City, is at the Russ. He is
accompanied by H. M. Clemons, the mining
E. R. Hutchins, president of the California
Refrigerator Car Company, arrived last night
from Chicago, accompanied by H. A. Thomas
of the same city.
J. D. Bancroft, lormerly a banker in St.
Louis and latterly the owner of mining prop
erty at Citrus, Inyo County, and also at Placer
ville, is in the City.
C. E. Wood, C. E. Ladd and H. A. Elliott,
leading financiers of Portland, are at the Cali
fornia. JMr. Ladd conducts one of the oldest
banking houses in Portland.
Senator J. C. Holloway, the wealthy resident
of Cloverdale, is at the Russ. The Senator has
lived at Cloverdaie for many years, and is in
terested in many enterprises.
Colonel J. B. Lauck of the Southern Pacific
left last night over the Shasta route with about
200 excursionists. It was a complete Pullman
train. He will remain in Portland about a
G. If. Peters of Redding is in the City, and
says that Redding is very active, the popula
tion having materially increased during the
past few months. A new smelter is underway,
and the interest in mining is growing steadily.
CALIFORNIANS IN NEW YORK.
NEW YORK. K. V., Dec. 10.— Among recent
arrivals are: J. H. Martin, E. B.Livingston,
Netherlands; F. M. Meigs, Marl borough; M.
Salisbury, Hoffman; Mrs. F. G. Sanborn, Miss
J. L. Stone, Westminster; R. H. Bishop, W.
Morocoleson, Hoffman; G. E. Hall, Mrs. \V. B.
Wilshire, Imperial; T. H. B. Varney, Gilsey ;
A. Buchanan, Grand Union; Mrs. J. Hemphill,
Gilsey; H. L. Valentine, Ashland; G. T. Wer
dend and wife, Hoffman.
Cards by the million. Roberts, 220 Sutter.*
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Special information daily to manufacturers,
business houses and public men by the Press
Clipping Bureau (Allen's), 510 Montgomery. •
Mark Hopkins Institute of Art.
This is the last week in which to Bee Mu
ril'o's masterpieces. Thursday's w.ill be the last
concert, the exhibition closing Saturday even
ing, December 14. •
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They Don't Relish That Brand of Sugar.
What com (Wash.) Reveille.
An exchange says that "human life is sweet
ened by adversity and self-denial." Just
think 01 the amount of saccharine matter in a
great many Democratic lives this fall.
It is a mistake to try to cure catarrh by using
local applications. Catarrh being a constitutional
disease requires a constitutional remedy like Hood's
sarsaiiarilia, which acts through the blood,
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VIA SANTA FE ROUTE.
A new train throughout begins October 29.
Pullman's finest sleeping-cars, vestibule reclinlne
chair cars and dinlns-cars. Los Angeles to Chi
cago, via Kansas City, without change. Annex
cars on sharp connection for Denver and St.
Louis. Twenty-seven hours quicker than th«
quickest competing train. The Santa Fe has been
put In fine physical condition and Is now cue best
••Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrnp"
Hi» been used over fifty years by millions of moth
ers for their children while Teething with perfect
success. It soothes the child, softeiis the gum% al
loys Pain, cures Wind Colic, regulates the Bowels
and i 3 the best | remedy for IMarrhceas, whether
arising from teething or other causes. For sale by
Druggists in every part of the world. £c sure uni
ask for Mrs. Winalow's Soothing Syr ■ j j *
CoßONAno.— Atmosphere is perfectly dry, soft
and mild, and is entirely free from the mists com
mon further north. Kound-trip tickets, by steam
ship. Including fifteen days' board at the Uot«-l del
Coronado, $60: longer stuy $'2 M) per day. Apply
4 New Montgomery st., San Francisco.
Democracy Can Criticize Better Than
Portland (Or.) Telegram (D.).
It matters very little what the Democratic
blatherskites are saying or doing. The eyes
of the country are no longer upon them.
They can make fools of themselves without
hurting the public interests or the party, it is
the Republican side of the Houso that must
walk straight if it desires to retain its
If you want a sure relief for-ains in the back, side, chest or
limbs, use an ' '
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\. Bear in Mind— Not one of the host of counterfeits and imita-
tions is as good as the genuine.
NOW TAKING PLACE.
Suits i Overcoats !
SUITS AND OVERCOATS, or- (h 1 P AA
dered for $22, upon which is \ I jl, UU
deposited $7. will sell at T iV
SUITS AND OVERCOATS, or- (h I Q A A
dered for $20, upon which is \ j /• UU
deposited $8, will sell at...... If**"
SUITS AND OVERCOATS, or- (T> 4 A A A
dered for $15, upon which is \ Illi""
deposited $5, will sell at...... V|/AV __
SUITS AND OVERCOATS, or- (£ 17 fiO
dered for $i 2, upon which is \ JiUU
deposited $5, will sell at t ■ .
OVERCOATS, ordered for $la, (tl f7 A A
upon which is deposited $5, I IUU
will at.. *r 1
OVERCOATS, ordered for $il, (hP AA
upon which is deposited $6, iflO 1 ""
willsellat T V
Also an Assortment of Uncalled-for
Be sure and reach the Big Store
with three front entrances, di-
rectly opposite Sansome street.
541 Market Street,
Wholesale Tailors and
Open Saturday Evening Until 10 o'Clock.
iff 3 ™
This desk is $10 — but
what a picture for such a
It isn't the artist's fault,
it's the desk's fault it has
no business to be so pretty
Besides there's plenty of
room in it — two drawers that
you can see and a lot of
pigeonholes that you can't
see, because that envious
cover-lid wants to show it-
self off instead. N
Hall chair. If it doesn't
look right in the hall (or the
! friend's to whom you give it
I for Christmas) we'll send for
it and go to any amount of
trouble to satisfy everybody.
The money you pay isn't
ours until you are satisfied.
An unusual way to look at
business; and we have been
How many Christmases
will it take to make your
home beautiful if you give
a pretty bit of furniture
every year ?
Carpets . Rugs .Mattings
(N. P. Cole & Co.) i
117-123 Geary Street.