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WEDNESDAY .......DECEMBER 18,1895
: THE CALL SPEAKS FOR ALL.
Well done, Cleveland !
It was a good eagle scream.
The message pleases the country.
The spirit of Monroe returns again.
After all Olney had some vigor in him.
Venezuela will get her rightful boundary
On this issue all Americans stand to
Party criticism is silent to-day and only
There will be no war, but there will be a
When the Kurds have made a desert the
Sultan will call it peace.
There are some pots that have impu
dence enough to call the whole world
With the Solid Eight anything goes that
promises to get the Grand Jury Headed the
The only objection to mopping the streets
with the Solid Eight is the fact that the
streets are too dirty already.
There is music in the air sure enoueh
when the song of the cuckoo sounds the
keynote of the Jingo chorus.
Slander can only stand off and sr>it at
truth, but truth can take slander by the
throat and choke the lie out of it.
It is a good sien of coming reform when
you see rascals in office cowering before
virtue and professing to be virtuous.
As the Solid Eight has no head to it, the
question is open whether it is bossed by
the Kin;:, the Drinker or the Scully an.
Old Monroe will seem to Venezuela like
Santa Clans, bat England will repard him
as the bos? organizer of surprise parties.
"Wherever thorc :? an independent pre.-s
rascais always rind that for them a public
office is a public pillory and the lash never
The Armenian horrors add a dread
solemnity to the Christmas season and
remind us of the sacred duties we owe to
While you are making your Christmas
purchases, remember the orphans' homes
and thr children of the poor and keep your
Diplomacy continue? •to discuss the
Turkish question in whispers, but the
voice of civilization is beginning to civ
aloud for justice.
Delegate Fiyna of Oklahoma complains
that .Hoke Smith has too many relarivps.
but what else could he expect of a member
of the Smith family?
Now that a brass trust has been formed
let us hope it wi!i see to it that no other
monopoly combination ever gets brass
enough to form a trust.
The report that Spain is trying to ar
range with England an exchange of Cuba
for Gibraltar may go as a rumor, but the
exchange itself will never go.
There is i,o State in the Union save
California that can celebrate her Christmas
holidays with an ice palace festival in one
place and a picnic amid blossoms in an
The Call had the honor of a double
compliment on Monday, the Methodist
clergy commended it in the morning and
the Solid Eight denounced it in the
There will be time enough to weigh the
motives of the President later on. To-day
it is sufficient to know he has taken a
stand where every American must stand
Huntington has won his contest over the
Panama road, but that is no sign he will
win the funding bill fight. It is much
easier to straddle an isthmus than to grab
A clever ra.-cal might possibly succeed
in making a good figure in posing as a
moral reformer while s-upporting poolroom
gamblers, but the King-Dunker crowd are
i;one of them clever.
If Europe does not remove the flimsy
and decaying structure of the Ottoman
empire a war will break out there before
loug that will spread over the whole of
Europe and Asia before it can be stopped.
The Irish organizations in the Eastern
cities are reported to be very strong, but it
is doubtful if they will attempt to free
Ireland until after they have helped this
country through with the campaign of
Congress can be relied upon to see that
Cleveland does not turn the dispute with
England into a means of serving any indi
vidual ambition, and all that the people
have to do is to recognize that America is
now face to face with England, and one of
the two must retreat or there will be war.
Secretary Carlisle is getting well roasted
all round. Congress is after him for his
deals with the bond syndicate, the Feder
ation of Labor attacks him for violating
the eight-hour law, and now the National
Reform Convention is denouncing him for
permitting a barroom on Ellis Island.
After a little more of the roasting there
will be nothing left of him but a blister.
WELL DONE, CLEVELAND.
By his message of yesterday G rover
Cleveland assumes the rightful position of
a President of the United States. He
maintains the dignity of the Nation. He
asserts the principles of a true American
ism, lie places himself at the head of the
people. He speaks the popular will in
language not to be mistaken. He gives
notice tliroush Great Britain to all the
world that in American affairs the United
States is and must be supreme, and that
the Monroe doctrine "cannot become
obsolete while our Republic endnres."
This firm and clear declaration of the
determined will of the people of the
United States to maintain the indepen
dence of all American countries and to
guarantee their soil protection from Euro
pean aggression is the more satisfactory
because it comes from an unexpected
source. The Americanism of Mr. Cleve
land has been so conservative that
not infrequently it has been doubted
whether he fully appreciated or sym
pathized with the true grandeur of
the .Nation. It is in the highest degree
gratifying to Jearn that these doubts were
unjust and that where the interests and
dignity of the Republic are threatened by
a foreign power he is capable of worthily
upholding the precedents established by
the illustrious men who preceded him in
his high office.
Strong and vigorous as are the terms of
the message it is nowhere unfair or im
moderate. Indeed the conditions of the
Venezuelan affair are row so critical that
nothing is left to the United States but to
surrender the Monroe doctrine or to act as
the President advises. As he himself
"Having labored faithfully for many
years to induce Great Britain to submit
this dispute to impartial arbitration, and
liaving -been now finally apprised of her
refusal to do so, nothing remains but to
accept the situation, to recognize its plain
requirements and deal with it accordingly."
That the President will have the hearty
support of Congress and the people goes
without saying. In fact, it is well under
stood that had he delayed longer the Re
publican majority in the House of Repre
sentative?, fresh from the people, would
have compelled him to act or known the
reason why. By its platforms, by its
pledges to the people, by its traditions,
by its sentiments and instincts and
by the memory and inspiration of all
its immortal leaders from martyred
Lincoln to glorious Blame, the Republican
party is, in a special sense, consecrated to
the maintenance of that Pan-Americanism
of which the Monroe doctrine is at once the
animating spirit and the embodied creed.
On this issue, therefore, tne President has
only to go forward, and he will have be
hind him all tne great forces of the Repub
lic. There will be no partisan dissensions
to hamper him in the contest, for with
this struggle before us there are no longer
Republicans. Democrats or Populi-ts, but
all of us are Americans.
"We are not among those who believe
that a war is imminent. Modern diplo
macy has many ways of avoiding an ap
peal to arm?, and it will doubtless manage
to find one in this case. Our satisfaction
is that it will not find one in any weakness
on onr part, nor in any lack of resolution
to defend the Monroe doctrine and protect
Venezuela in the possession of her rightful
boundaries. Peace will continue, but it
will be peace with honor, and for that the
people will for once commend Mr. Cleve
land with the honorable praise of "Cood
and faithful servant, well done."
STONE TOE THE PEEEY.
The predicament in which the Harbor
Commissioners lind themselves is the
natural result of a lack of intelligent atten
tion on the part of the State, of architects,
of contractors and of owners of stone
quarries. This fact is not materially
affected by any combination which may
have been formed among interested par
ties as against the interests of the State,
for the fact remains that no adequate
knowledge of the character of the stones
submitted by bidders for the ferry build
ing was in existence, and that the Com
missioners had to appeal to Professor
Hilgard of the State University for an ex
amination as to the chemical properties of
the specimens. Even his investigation,
valuable though it is, does not go to the
character of the stones under stress or
strain : these would have to be determined
with mechanical apparatus.
All this is extraordinary. The building
stones of California exist in greater variety
than can be found in any other section of
the world. Besides granite of many kinds,
we have sandstone of every character,
quality and color; marble in wonderful
variety, running from pure white to beauti
lul and highly colored markings; sand
stone in dozens of formations and many
colors and volcanic rocks in bewildering
array. A few of these have received in
telligent study, but in comparison withal!
that we have the number is exceedingly
small. Even as it is, we hear that stones
which have been studied are found to
crush under weight in structure and dis
integrate under climatic influences. This
proves clearly that the preliminary ex
amination which they received was not
the best, for the subject is so well under
stood that it is next to impossible to make
a mistake if the tests have been properly
The California Cnapter of Architects
ought to feel a very deep interest in this
subject and should be able to exercise an
influence which would place the State in
comprehensive control of the matter.
Then tbe architects should co-oDerate
with the State, the idea being to ascertain
exactly the character of the stone in every
deposit in California. The examination
should not only bo chemical and geologi
cal as well as mechanical, but should be
extended to include practical tests in
structure to ascertain the effect which
time and exposure have in the different
centers of population throughout the
State. Stone that may be suited to one
place may be unsuited to another twenty
miles away, so various are the climatologi-.
cal condition's of California.
No architect has the right to recommend
a stone that he is not absolutely sure will
bring the best results. It is wrong for
him to guess or assume, and when time
has proved his error he ought to be held
responsible in the courts for his lack of
It would not be sufficient to confine the
investigation to existing quarries. A
careful inspection of the whole State
should be made with a view to discovor
deposits unknown at present, and careful
surveys should be undertaken to deter
mine as accurately as possible the extent
of every deposit. Such an investigation
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18 9 1895.
would not only lead to the discovery and
development of great natural treasures
whit:h wonld contribute to the wealth of
the State, but stimulate an important in
dustry and protect builders acainst loss
accruing from an tin wise selection of
material. These cannot be expected to
assist in the development of this great in
dustry so long as they are compelled to
run the serious risk to which existing un
certainties give rise.
STEEETCAE LINES UNITING.
The "social union" of the various street
car lines of California is ostensibly for the
purpose of reducing expenses, exchanging
improvements and bettering the service.
This appears very pleasant on its face, but
it would not be wise to overlook the power
which such a "social union" would be able
As the alleged purposes of the "social
union" will require a central board to
carry out its and as this board
must be composed of representatives of
the various lines, it will embody in a
centralized form all the powers of what
ever kind the roads separately misht be
able to exercise. All those powers will be
multiplied in erliciency by the number of
roads entering into the union. Some of
the things which they would be better able
under the new arrangement to accomplish
would be the following :
1. State and local legislation affecting
street railroads could be effectively at
tended to, and this carries the power to
maintain a corruption fund, the employ
ment of which for the benefit of all or any
one of the roads would greatly reduce the
expenses and annoyances on each.
2. Such legislation might be for the pur
pose of resisting efforts to compel them to
reduce fares, extend transfer systems, have
regard for the safety of human life and
generally in many other ways of benefit
ing the roads at the sacrifice of popular
rights, privileges and comfort.
3. Such a union miglit reduce the danger
of strikes to a minimum, as it would be
comparatively inexpensive for the union
to maintain a number of trained extramen
for such an emergency. Tor that matter,
in case'of a strike in one city the roads of
the other cities might contribute a sutli
cient number of men from their regular
forces to take the places of the strikers.
The only way in which operatives could
make an approach toward meeting this
move would be to organize throughout the
State, but it is clear that even in that
event they will be at a disadvantage.
4. The union can establish a blacklisting
system which will shut out of all the roads
a man who has been discharged by one.
The steam-railroad defense of this system
is that it is as good for the public as for
the roads, as it insures the employment of
trustworthy men; but it leaves out of ac
count the fact that many a worthy man
loses his place through spite or by reason
of a personal disagreement with some one or
by other means not aifecting his character
By adopting this course the streetcar
lines of the State have demonstrated the
necessity of placing them under State
regulation by means of such a commission
as that which is supposed to regulate the
steam roads. The Market-street Railway
Company has already given San Francisco
abundant evidence of the power which
consolidated interests cafi exercise.
OHIEP CEOWLEY ALEKT.
In spite of the support which the Solid
Eight of the Board of Supervisors are giv
ing directly and indirectly to the down
town poolrooms, Police Chief Crowley has
found a way within the law to abate some
of the evils vhicti these institutions prac
tice. A study of the methods followed by
the poolrooms convinced him that the El
iert ordinance, which prohibits downtown
pool-selling, was being violated, and that
the claim of a large number of poolrooms
to b3 doing a strictly commission business
was not quite justified by their practices.
As a consequence he has arrested a large
number of these pets of the Solid Eight,
ana there is good reason to believe that
the law will be enforced against them.
The closin-g of the more disreputable
dens of this stripe will abate nuisances and
dangers which result from their existence.
It was bad enough that ladies could not
pass these gambling resorts without run
ning the risk of being insulted and jostled,
but worse than that was the open tempta
tion to theft and defalcation which these
deadfalls extended to mere children, clerks
and messenger-boys. No intelligent citi
zen can visit these establishments and not
be shocked to see the hysterical eagerness
with which boys and weak young men
stake their money on the issues presented.
The evil is increased by tue fact tha£ some
of the poolrooms openly swindle their
Although Chief Crowley realizes that he
must proceed strictly within the law, the
latitude which he must thus exercise is
wide. He has the authority to minimize
the evils which the poolrooms represent.
It is clearly within his province to make it
safe for women to walk the streets of the
City and to drive boys out of dens of vice.
He may rest assured that every public olli
cer who does his duty without fear of
boodlers and traitors who have the power
to harass him will have the sympathy and
support of those decent citizens who con
stitute the backbone of the City, and who
know how to find a way for punishing the
rogues and blackguards whom the influ-
ence of bosses has thrust into office.
THE CASE OF MR. BAYARD.
New York (.'ommeroifU Advertiser.
The House of Representatives deserves the
thanks of the American people tor the scathing
rebuke it has administered to Thomas F. .Bay
ard. II Mr/Cleveland's Embassador to England
were ft person of kcon sensibilities who real
ized his obligations to the Nation which he is
supposed to represent he would resign his
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
A lesson liar, already been taught Mr. Bayard
by the expressions of the press and of Con
gress which will never have to be repeated in
his en.se, and which will have a deterrent
effect on every other diplomatic representa
tive of the country for a dozen years at least.
The worst element of the Embassador's
offense was that he strongly assailed his
country in the presence and for the gratifica
tion of "people who are not friendly to its insti
tutions and would like to consider them a
New York Recorder.
Fmbas«ador Bayard deserves the scathing
condemnation he received in the House of
Representatives. In the history of the State
Department there is no case parallel to that of
St. Louis Tost- Dispatch.
Erabassador Bayard has excellent reason to
hide himself in the seclusion of his London
residence while the storm of criticism which
has broken out over his Edinburgh speech is
Mr. Bayard showed a lamentable lack oi
good taste, which was surprising in a man of
his standing and experience, in some of the
.speeches he made last summer. But bad taste
is not a crime deserving impeachment.
New Haven New§.
That Thomas F. Bayard, our Embassador to
Great Britain, has been a trifle indiscreet in
some of the speeches he has made since taking
up his residence abroad there is no doubt.
AROUND THE CORRIDORS.
General Barnes tells a good story about t lie
opening of a new opera-house built in the
mountains by a successful miner who had suc
ceeded in hoarding sufficient gold to gratify
his Thespian tsgtes occasionally _
It appeaprs that after the theater was com
pleted the general came into the village on
some legal business, and met the owner of the
new institution, who immediately pounced
tipon him lor advice in the matter of present
ing a bill sufficiently respectable to commem
orate the opening.
"I suggested that he put on a Shakespearean
play," said Mr. Barnes, "and ventured to say
that by writing to San Francisco something
could be secured which would do very well
under the circumstances. He took my advice,
and received a wire in answer to his letter, in
forming him that something magnificent
GENERAL BARNES SUGGESTED A SHAKESPEAREAN PLAY.
[Sketched from life by a "Call 1 ' artist.]
would be on hand in a few days and] that only
80 per cent of the receipts would be expected
The old rn'ner thought he had struck some
thing sati3lactory and went to the stage office
daily to await his attractions. In about a
Week a company of twelve people arrived antl
the manager took the owni k r of the opera
house in liand for a business ohat.'
•"What have you got for us?' inquired the
" 'A great repertoire,' answered tho manager:
'East Lynne.' 'Lights o' London,' 'Shadows of
a Great City' and 'Uncle Tom's Cabin.' '
"'Look a-here, mister, what I want is
Shakespeare. Nothin' but Bill Shakespeare
will open this here house. Now that goes.
What's the matter with 'Damon and Pythias'
or ' Dick the Third?"'
"The crafty manager smiled softly at the
suggestion of 'Damon and Pythias' as aS'iakes
pearean play, but promised to put on 'Kicbard
III.* Everything was satisfactorily ar
ranged and the fly-by-night company re
hearsed 'Kichard' once or twice and the town
was billed for the play.
"When the curtain went up on the initial per
formance the mngnitude of the audiemje was
gratifying to all hands, as the theater was
packed from the ralle ry to the pit. There was
not even standing room. The cast waded
through the piece laboriously, but from the
miners, prospectors, cowboys and farmers
there came not a suggestion of applause. The
entire five acts failed to produce a fragment of
enthusiasm, but the manager and the owner of
the house were so overjoyed at the size of the
audience that no attention was paid to the
"On the following night thero were present
about twenty people, aud they only attended
because it was impossible for them to get 'in
the night before. The owner of the house ami
the manager glared at each other and finally
went into the barroom to have a talk.
" 'What in is the matter with your
town?' snarled the manager. 'Here we are
putting on a first-ciass attraction and the audi
ence is rotten.'
'"Well, say, young feller, if you want to
know why the intelligent inhabitants of this
here city don't attend your show I'll tell you
the reason quick. You come up here from
San Francisco paradin* somethin' big, but
we're onto you with both fe^t end I don't mind
tellin' you flat-footed that they are dead sick
and mighty hot about youse fellows tryin' to
palm a show off on them where the leadin'
man is a cripple.' "
J. O. Forbes Jr. Hfter being a commissionmer
chant and life insurance man in this City as
well as the Postmaster at Tahoe City, Lake
Tn hoe, for tea years, and also president of the
Lake Tahoe Boating Association for many
yt>ars and incidentally a resident of George
town for some time, comes back to this City
from Rich Gulch, where he met with some
good fortune, and announces that he has
struck the bonanza of the earth. Mr. Forbes
is stopping at the Grand Hotel and tells the
following romantic tale of liow he stumbled
on the property:
"Nat long ago I visited an old hermit living
at Grizzly Flat. His name was Garvina Bor
gellanoa, and while at his place I had the mis
fortune to lose my watch. I told him of my
loss and he promised to recover the property,
which he did, much to my amazement. I of
fered to pay him for his trouble-, but he re
fused to take money on the ground that 1 was
"He told me, however, that I oouM repay him
in another way— by placing his mine on the
market for him. I said I was willing to do that
if I knew what kind of property he had, and to
my surprise he took me up to Rich Gulch and
showed me the best mine I ever saw. The
lojvest rock went $18 and the best reached
thousands. I have got hundreds of pounds of
specimens with me, and as the ledge & located
In El Dorado County, near old Hangtown, I
feel pretty sure that I am in one of the greatest
mineral-bearing sections in the world,"
Mi. Forbes has many line samples of rock in
his room and it is littered all over the place.
Miss Lillian Lewis, who has been appearing
so long at the Columbia as Cleopatra, has a
robe so useful in her winter trips that she
would not part with it for a pot of money.
There are only seven of them in the United
States, so its value may be understood. The
robe is the skin of a giant musk-ox. It was ob
tained by her at Tacoma recently, after a great
deal of effort. It comes from the far region
4000 miles north of the Northern American
boundary in the British possessions.
The hair on It in some places is eighteen
inches long. Beneath this is a thick fur, soft
almost as eider-down, ana rising three or four
inches over the skin. The thick, long hair
reaching beyond it is fine as silk.
"The musk-ox is now confined to the most
northern parts of the north," said Miss Lewis
at the Baldwin Hotel last night, as she ex
hibited the strange and valuable skin. "It is
now rarely met with west of the Mackenzie,
though formerly it was to be found as far west
as Eschscholtz Bay.
"Northward and eastward it extends a3 far
asthe Parry Islands and Grinnell Land toNorth
Greenland. The polar expedition of 1569 met
some at Sabine Island. No trace of the musk
ox mas found in Spitzbergen or Franz Joseph
"During the pliocene period the oxen ranged
in North Siberia and fossil remains of it were
found with those of the mammoth, reindeer
and nolly rhinoceros in the river deposits of
Germany and France.
"The skin which you see and which I was
so fortunate as to secure is 9 feet long and B}i
Mr. Mp.rston, Miss Lewis' husbaud, added
"In a herd of eighty," he said, "which were
found near Franz Josephs' Land, but three
were males. The musk-ox herd like sheep
and climb rocks in as agile a way as goats.
Tht> carcass from which Miss Lewis' robe came
weighed 000 pounds, exclusive of the large
quantity of fat which was on it. This robe is
softer than a bed, and the other night when I
could not sleep I left my bed and, coming out
to the sofa, on which the furry robe lay, I
stretched myself and easily fell asleep. With
this robe one can never get cold."
Marshall Bond of Seattle is here.
• Dr. John Norden of Caliente is in town.
Dr. L. E. Cross of Stockton is a visitor here.
W. H. McKenzie, the banker, of Fresno, is at
L. W.Shinn, a mine-owner of Angels Camp,
is in town.
Dr. E. O. Swenson of North Yamhill, Or., is at
G. J. Bouron, a wine-grower of Los Angeles,
is in the City.
Colonel W. D. Barnes of New York City is at
The Rev. M. J. Ferguson of Sandwich, Conn.,
is at the Occidental.
John E. Jackson, a business man of Los An
geles, is at the Palace.
A. 11. Barber of tho Corral Hollow Railroad
of Stockton is in the City.
C. G. White, the liveryman, of Del Monte, is
in the City on a brief visit.
Sheriff S. D. Ballou of San Luis Obispo
County arrived here yesterday.
H. If . Uoggs, Mayor of Stockton, is among re
cent arrivals. He is at the Lick.
Dr. B. B. Mason of Chicago is at the Occi
dental, accompanied by his wife.
Edward M. Doe, a mining and business man
of Flagsteff, Ariz. , is at the Palace.
Friends of Dr. G. E. Sussdorff about the Occi
dental Hotel have been congratulating him for
the last day or two on the arrival of a son and
Among the prominent arrivals from Seattle
yesterday were: Attorney Charles F. Munday,
C. F. Smith and H. C. Henry. They are at the
United States Judge James H. Beatty of Idaho
arrived here yesterday to hold court with the
other Judges of the circuit, and Mrs. Beatjy
A. C. Maude of Bakersfield, and for many
years editor and proprietor of the Bakersfield
Daily Californian, is at the Baldwin, accom
panied by his wife.
L. T. Hatfield, the attorney, of Sacramento, is
in town. He represents Albert Gallatin and
other capitalists interested in bringing electric
power from the American Falls to the capital
Andrew F. Burleigh of Seattle, general solici
tor of the Oregon Improvement Company and
other corporations, is in the City. He has
come from the north in connection with im
portant cases in the United States court.
Hugh McDonnell, who has been operating
largely for some years past in Colorado and
Montana mines and who some months since
sold the Iron Mountain mine, near Redding,
to English capitalists, is at the Palace. He has
been absent for some time in the East and
CALIFORNIANS IN NEW TORK.
NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 17.-J. M. English
arrived on the steamship Aller from Bremen.
Among other arrivals are: L. W. Smith and
wife, Broadway Central; K. Houehton, St.
Cloud; William Emerson, Rturtevant.
IDEAS OF WESTERN EDITORS.
A Slap at the Hog.
What if there are places in San Francisco
where horseflesh is sold for food? Is not a
horse as cleanly as a cow and much more
cleanly than a hog, and yet the authorities do
not attempt to prevent even a Chinaman from
dealing in pork.
Democracy Totters in the South.
The leaven of Democratic discontent is grow
ing apace in all the South. In Texas the
trouble is free wool. Louisiana's sugar inter
ests have been trifled with. In Mississippi the
administration and the State Democracy are
quarreling on the money question. In Alabama
the growth of the iron industry is making pro
tection sentiment. In Kentucky a free-fiver
candidate has given the State its first
can Governor. And in Maryland Gormanisra
has taken the State out of the Democratic col
umn. All these widely different apparent
causes bear united testimony to Democratic in
Tho San Francisco Pool Ordinance.
The way in which the San Francisco Super
visors continue la juggle with the pool-selling
ordinance makes it very clear that there is
corruption at wort. The excuse lor refusing
to pass the prohibitory ordinance is that their
dignity will not alloy tliem to do it while they
are under the scrutiny of the Grand Jury ; tney
areas much opposed to passing an ordinance
under compulsion as Falstaff was to giving a
reason, and there is about as much sincerity
in their pretense as there was in his. Know
ing the methods of the pool-selling gamblers,
as the people do know them, no credence will
be given to the claims to honesty of any Super
visor who refuses to pass the ordinance ana
pass it at once. _
Great Prosperity Indicated.
Han Andreas Prospect.
One of the best evidences of increasing pros
perity is the increase in the number of mar-;
riages. That being the rule, San Andreas
mtwt be in the midst of the biggest kind of a ]
boom. The number of weddings already ac- ;
complished and those in contemplation in the ,
near future beats all former records clear out
Kansas Raises Presidential Candidates.
Those people who insinuate that the State of
Kansas cannotjrai6e anything do not seem to
realize that there is a fair chance of that State
being responsible for two Presidential can
didates next year in the persons oi St. Johri
and Peffer. -
Yellow Dogs Shouldn't Be Nominated.
Put a treacherous yellow dog into an office
and he will mistake it for a bone, and hold on
to it with his teeth. To keep it he will bite the
hand that gave it to him and the party that
takes it away from him.
Demands Accelerated Speed.
The wheels of justice run very slowly in
California. We hope our next Legislature will
oil them up. The Durrant case is a fair sample
of how long it takes to convict and then hang
in this State.
AN ANGELIC HUSBAND.
Tliere are husbands who are pretty,
There are husbands who are witty.
There are husbands who iv public are as smiling
aa the morn;
There are husbands who are healthy,
There are husbatds who are wealthy,
But the real angelic husband— well, he's never yet
Some for strengtn of lotp are noted,
Who are really so devoted
That whene'er their wives are absent they are lone-
some and ioriorn ;
And now and then you'll flnd one
Who's a fairly good" and kind one.
Vet ibe real angelic husband— Oil, he's never yet
So the woman who is ma-t-ed
To a man who is rated
As ''pret.y fair" should cherish him forever and a
l-'or the real angelic creature,
Perfect, quite, in every feature —
He has never been discovered, and he won't be, so
T. B. Aldbich in The Forum.
MAY CAUSE A SMILE.
"Ami cutting your hair right, professor?"
"A little too short. Cut it somewhat longer,
please."— Fliegende Blaetter.
Composer— l have here a song that I think
will commend itself to the musical critics.
Publisher— Musical critics nothing. If it
pleases the office-boys, It's a go; if not, not.
We know our public, sir. — Norristown Herald.
Maud— Doesn't your head ache awfully after
you have been to a tea?
Ethel— Xo, not at all. My tongue and feet
do, but never my head.— Harper's Bazar.
"It's wonderful what a whisky State Ken
"I was traveling through there last week and
at one time our train was stopped for four hours
because the engine couldn't take water."—Har
"The reason why I hang about this house so
Ion?," observed the icicle, "is that there is a
lot of Boston girls inside of it."— Chicago Tri
Fussy Old Lady— Now don't forget, conduc
tor, I want the Bank of England.
Buss Conductor— All right, mum. (Aside)—
She don't want much, do she, mate? — Punch.
Merchant (on discovering a man in his cellar)
—Who are you?
Stranger— The gas maa, I have come to see
by your meter how much gas you have used
during the last month.
Merchant — Good gracious! I was hoping you
were only a burglar.— Le Progresde Boibec.
"Do you think Algernon and Ethel will get
along nicely when they are married?" asked
one lady of another.
"I am sure of it," was the reply. "I took
care to find out shortly after they were en
"I gave several whist parties, and arranged
that they should play as partners. They never
quarreled once."— Tit-bits.
A NEW SKIRT.
The skirt shown here has eight gores. One
front breadth, two gores on either side and
three for the back. It is suitable for separate
skirts, as well as to \w.ar with a waist or basque |
to match. A rough bro'.vu cloth, with a multi
colored coat waist of velvet, makes a handsome
calling gown. Plain tancloth skirt with green
velvet jacket is another combination.
A red and black crepon, with round waist of
red silk, over which is a plastron of the crepon
with sleeves of the crepon, is suitable for call
ing and general wear.
For a tailor-made dress, the skirt mav be
trimmed with braiding at the foot of each
seam extending up to the knee in a pointed
design. A heavily braided coat is u«uallv
This model is aiso suitable for skirts of even,
ing dresses. ________^__
Mrs. Grumps—Did you advertise for noor
dear little Fido? '
"Did you give a full description of him?"
"And did yon say our address was on hii
"And did you offer a reward?"
"What did you offer?"
"I said if the finder would return the collar
he might keep the dog."—New York Weekly.
If you want a sure relief for ->ains in the back, side, chest, or -
limbs, use an
Allrrfc^t 9^ Pot -pus-
-TVI I V V%<IV & Plaster
« Bear in Mind— Not one of the host of counterfeits and imita-
tions is as. good as the genuine. •
Cabds by the million. Roberts, 220 Sutter*
Townsend's California Glace Fruits, a nice pres
ent for Eastern friends. 50r lb. in Jap caskets*
BrY your Christmas presents, useful nnd
Chenp, at Pioneer Dry Goods store, 105 Fifth Bt.
Special information dally to manufacturers
business houses and public men by the Preai
Clipping Bureau (Alleys). 010 Montgomery.
Hoitt'B School for JJoys.
Burlingame. Term begins January 7. •
"What do you know of the life of Frederick
the Orejit? Tell me as briefly aa possible."
Student-Born, educated, caned, loved, mar
ried, died!— Lustige Blaetter.
BHKrM\Tii»f is ft painful and weakening disease
due to impure blood. Keep the blood pure by
taking Hood's SarsaparlUa and you will prevem,
and avoid the pains of rheumatism.
VIA SA-NTA F£ KOUTE.
A rev.- train throughout begins October 23.
Pullman's fines! sleeping-cars, vestibule reelinlne
chnir cars and dinimc-cars. Los Angelegto Chi
cago, via Kansas City, without change. Annex
cars on sharp connection for Denver an I Sfc
Louis. Twenty-seven hours quicker than tn»
quickest competing train. The Santa h e lias beon
put in fine physical condition and to now tue teM
transcontinental railway. . .
" 3lrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrnp"
Has been used over fifty years by millions of moth
ers for their children while Teething with perfect
success. It soothes the child, softens the gums, al
lays Pain, "cures Wind Colic, regulates the Bowel*
and 13 the best remedy for Diarrhoeas, whether
arising from teething or other causes; For sale
Druggists in every part of the world. He sure
ask lor .Mrs. Window*! Soolhin* Syrjp. *aJ •
Coroxado.— Atmosphere ia perfectly dcr., soft
and mild, and is entiroly free from the mists com
mon further north. Bound-trip tickets, by steam
ship, including fifteen days' board at the Hotel dal
Coronado, $60; longer stay $2 50 per day. Apply
4 New Montgomery st., San Francisco.
Kothincj better for Christmas than good books.
A whole store full to be closed out for whafc they
will bring. Auction in evening. 747 Market street.
Servant— Give me a pound of tea.
Grocer — Green or black?
Servant— lt doesn't matter, my mistress is
blind — La Caricature.-
NEW TO-DAY. 'T
Pretty Dishes &.r,
J ■ ■ ■ ■ ." 'A
Pretty China Cups, Saucers and Plates ; .
10, 15, 20, 25, 35 cts. each
Dainty China Cream Pitchers ? ■'..'. •
10, 15, 20, 25, 35 cts. each
Fancy China Salads, Ice Creams ami Pre-
serve Dishes •:;"_; .
10, 15, 20, 25, 35 cts. each
TEA SETS . :.r:
2A Pieces complete for 6 Persons
wv Brown, Blue and Rich Gold Spray Decora-
tions, !*-'>■ V :,<" "'■ J.
Prices per. Set—
1.85, 2- 25 2-75, 3- »
DINNER SETS : -;'-:;
60 Pieces comolGte for 6 Parsons /-•••
•Pure White, Blue, Brown and Rich .Gold V?.r' ?;
'.. Spray Decorations. :£'. •'■.■'-£. ■
Prices per set—
3.59, 4-°°' 4- 25 ' 5- 25 6 15
i; DINNER SETS
j 100 Pieces complete for 12 Persons
, Pure "White, Blue, Brown and Rich Gold
Spray Decorations. .: ;' •
Prices per set— '
5-50. 6 5 °' 7- 25 ' 8 75 > 9 So
Bisque and China Ornaments,
10, 121, 20, 25, 35, 50 cts; each
Fancy China Mugs. -:
5, 10, 15, 20, 25 cts. each
China Cnspidores, handsomely decorated.
40, 50, 65 cts. each
Jardinieres, newest shapes and colors, '
35c, 59c, 65c, 75 cts. each ,
Great American Implii Tea Co.!
New Store (1344 Market it., 1
i\6W WlOrC } Bet. 7th and BtJi
V;C" . 1 140 Sixth st. -.*';■' ''.-.
965 Market St.
333 Hayes st. •
1419 Polk sir;
531 Montjj'y avo. .
'4008 Filliuore st.
fiiv Ki APAC •< 3006 Sixteenth st.
Illy oIOrCS. | 3510 Mission at. ■>;
" 218 Third st. .. ' '
104 f'^eoiul st.
1 46 Ninth it.
13259 Mission at. *
• ( 1053 Washington
(hi !n> (i J 917 Broadway. .'
vaiYiilllU. ) 131 San Pablo av. ■
i. 616 K. Twelfth sb
l|.ii»nj.| (Park st. and
illtlllieUil } Alameda ate. . :
Headquarters— s2 Market St., ft, F. *
MS" We Operate 100 Stores and Agencies; ■■.
' Write jot Price List. ".:■ \; •
■ V-E 1 1 t^ • ..-.- -:.v: s^^
I f ; ■
You can make a first-cla^s;-.-.
tasty Xmas gift and never- •• * «
miss the money. A little; ' ,-.\
down and a little each pay..-.-
-r , day. • . ' .\-;\\
ONYX TABLES, FANCY ROCKERS :. AND
CHAIRS, PARLOR TABLES. CABINETS,
COMB CASES. BOOK CASES, •• !>£SKSi
TABOURBTTES, TEA TABLES, ETC.
Fancy pieces of furniture " •
are fashionable gifts. Qur
prices are never higher, geri^
/ erally lower, than those of •
exclusive cash houses. • ;•.'•-" • - •
M. FRIEDMAN & CO.,
224 to 230 and 306 Stockton
'/. and 237 Post Street. -
Free packing and delivery, city and subnrbs.